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Abraham Jaquith

Also Known As: "Jaques"
Death: November 17, 1676 (61-70)
Charlestown or Woburn, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony (Smallpox.)
Immediate Family:

Husband of Annis Brooks
Father of Abraham Jaquith, of Woburn; John Jaquith; Mary Jaquith; Lydia Jaquith; Sarah Snow and 4 others

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About Abraham Jaquith, of Charlestown

From Descendants of Abraham Jaquith


Generation No. 1

1. ABRAHAM1 JAQUITH[1],[2],[3]

  • was born ca. 1610 in France, and
  • died 17 Feb 1675/76 in Charlestown, Suffolk (existed in Middlesex County until it was annexed by Boston in 1874), MA[4],[5].
  • He married Anne Jordan [6] ca. 1643 in Massachusetts[7],
    • daughter of James J. Jordan. She was born ca. 1622 in what became Dedham, MA[8] (highly unlikely as the first European settlers to the area that became Dedham came from Roxbury and Watertown, both of which were settled after the arrival of the Winthrop Fleet in 1630 - Dedham, along with Concord, settled at the same time, served as a buffer settlement protecting the more important coastal settlements), and
    • died Aft. 1675.

From the book, Jaquith Family in America (unverified):

Abraham Jaquith is believed to have landed in Boston June 18, 1643 with Huguenots from La Rochelle, France, who stopped at Cape Sable Island, Nova Scotia, where Charles de la Tour and Madame La Tour boarded their vessel. They proceeded to Boston where La Tour persuaded Governor Winthrop and his council that they could stay.

Abraham was admitted to the 1st Church of Charlestown on October 9, 1643. His wife, Ann, had been admitted earlier, on February 13, 1643. He was declared a "Freeman" in 1656, which meant he was accepted in full membership in the church and community as having met all the requirements of faith and morals. Only Freemen had full rights of citizenship in colonial Massachusetts.

His father-in-law was James Jordan, whose will is included in this chapter. James was born in England and is reported as arriving in America before 1620 (unverified).

In 1648/49, Abraham purchased the home of "Widow Alice Barnard". A copy of the transaction can be found at the Boston Public Library in the 3rd Report of the Record, (commissioned by the City of Boston in 1878), Book of Reference, 562-1, Pg 110.

In 1659, an "Abram Jaquis(sic) of Woburn presented to the court his inability to (take part in) military exercise by reason of his bodily infirmity, as also the same certified to under the hand of Capt. Edward Johnson, is dismissed from all ordinary training. He is paying five shillings per annum to the use of the military company in the town wherein he dwells."

Charles Henry Pope, The Pioneers of Massachusett: JAQUES, JAQUITH, JAQUISH, JANUE, JACKEWISH, Abraham, Charlestown, adm. chh. 9 (10) 1643, frm. May 14, 1656. Anna adm. chh. 13 (2) 1643. Ch. Abraham b. 19 (10) 1644, Mary b. 3 (9) 1646. These children recd. a legacy from their mother's father, James Jordan of Dedham, in 1655. Will dated 16 (9) 1675, prob. Decfi. 19, 1676, beq. to wife Hannah or Anna, son Abram and daughters Lydia, Sarah and Deborah.

Surname: Jaquith, Abram

  • Date: 1676
  • Subject: Will
  • Number: 12486
  • Source: Middlesex County, Massachusetts,
  • Probate Index 1648 - 1870 Vol 2 [online]. Ancestry.com,
  • Original data: Index to the Probate Records of County of Middlesex, Massachusetts. Cambridge, MA: 1912.


  • Church Admittance: 09 Oct 1643, 1st Church of Charlestown
  • Freeman: 1656
  • Immigration: [9],[10]
  • Note: 17 Dec 1676, Alternate date reported for death as result of smallpox epidemic.

More About Anne Jordan:

  • 2nd Marriage: Aft. 1675, Reported to have remarried.
  • Church Admittance: 13 Feb 1642/43, 1st Church of Charlestown
  • Ann and her siblings, Mary and Thomas, were named in their father's will of 1655. (Source: Abstracts of Earliest Wills upon Record in the County of Suffolk, Mass. NEHGR 1851)

Children of ABRAHAM JAQUITH and Anne Jordan are:

  • 1. + 2 i. ABRAHAM2 JAQUITH II, born 19 Dec 1644 in Charlestown, MA; died 14 Mar 1678/79 in Woburn, Middlesex, MA.
  • 2. 3 ii. Mary Jaquith, born 03 Nov 1646 in Charlestown, MA[11]; died Bef. 29 Sep 1655 in Woburn, MA[12].
  • 3. 4 iii. Lydia Jaquith, born ca. 1648 in Woburn, MA; died Bef. 1694. She married David Fox 10 Jan 1677/78 in Woburn, MA[13]. 2nd Marriage: 1694, David Fox m. Mary Hayward.[14] More About David Fox: Military service: Soldier in the Phipps Expedition to Quebec.[15]
  • 4. 5 iv. Sarah Jaquith, born ca. 1650 in Woburn, MA; died Aft. 09 Jul 1709. She married James Snow ca.1670 in Woburn(?); born ca. 1645 in Woburn, MA died ca. Jul 1709 in Lancaster, Worcester, MA. "He (James Snow) resided at Woburn but later removed to Lancaster (Worcester County), Massachusetts, where he was living at the time of his death in 1709. His will mentions his wife, sons James and Hezekiah, and daughters, Mary Snow, Abigail Lakin, Lydia Butler, and Sarah Stow. The will of James Snow, dated 28 Jan 1709, probated 8 Jul 1709, requests that his two sons, James and Hezekiah Snow, care for his brother-in-law John Jaquith (Middlesex Probate, file 20816). Source: Sherry Ann Miller. Cites Jaquiths in America
  • 5. 6 v. John Jaquith, born ca. 1652; died Aft. 1709 [16].
  • 6. 7 vi. Deborah Jaquith, born ca. 1654; died Aft. Apr 1712 [17]. She married John Chamberlain 06 Dec 1681 in Billerica, MA; born 22 Apr 1654; died 22 Apr 1712 in Billerica, MA. They had five children, all born in Billerica: Deborah, John, Sarah, Lydia and Abraham. Lydia m. Benjamin Parker. (Source: Sherry Ann Miller <http://www.sherryannmiller.com/>)

Additional sources include:

  • Savage General Dictionary of N.E., Vol 2, pg 568.2.
  • N.E. General Register, #16, Pg 151.3. N.E. Families by Wm R Cutter, pg 1614.4.
  • Colonial & Revolutionary Lineages of America, Vol 11, Pg 585-586.5.
  • History of Woburn, MA, Pt.1 Americana Vol 24, pg 250-252


  • 1. Savage, General Dictionary of New England Families, (pub. 1861), Information on Abraham & descendants are found in the sources listed for him and Abraham Jr.
  • 2. Wm R Cutter, New England Families, 1614.
  • 3. Colonial & Revolutionary Linages of America Vol II, Vol 11, pg 585-586.
  • 4. Alternate data:, Keena Kartak cites Cutter's NE Families. Jaffrey, NH genealogist (History of Jaffrey) give dod in Sept.
  • 5. Myrl Jaquith <mjaquith@gtcom.net>, "(Abraham) died 17 Dec 1676 during the smallpox epidemic."
  • 6. Savage General Dictionary of New England.
  • 7. Alice Lehtinen, History of Jaffrey (NH), (1932), Vol. 2.
  • 8. History of Dedham, MA, Place of Anne's birth is unverified. Although often reported to be at Dedham, the plantation of Dedham didn't begin until 1635, when
  • 9. Susan Roberts, Thought you'd enjoy this: " A combination of facts might confirm the report that George Byam, Abraham Jaquith and Henry Adford/Adverd came over together (while in their teens): George named his son Abraham; Henry Adford married in 1643 Thomazin Munson, who was a passenger (aged 14) on the 1635 crossing of the ship, Blessing; and their daughter Experience Adford married Abraham Byam, while their daughter Mary Adford married Abraham Jaquith; and a Deborah Jacques (Jaquith) was named kinswoman in George Byam's will."From:Byam, Edwin Colby, Descendants of George Byam (?-1680) Suffield Conn.: unknown, 1975, 504 pgs. Page 3.
  • 10. Jaquith & Walker, The Jaquith Family in America, The New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1982., The Forward of this book states that it is believed that Abraham landed inBoston 18 June 1643 with Huguenots from La Rochelle, France.
  • 11. Charlestown Vital Records.
  • 12. Sherry Ann Miller <http://www.sherryannmiller.com/.
  • 13. Edited by Edward F Johnson, Woburn Record of Births, Deaths & Marriages 1640-1873, (1890), ancestry.com.
  • 14. Sherry Ann Miller <http://www.sherryannmiller.com/.
  • 15. Jaquith & Walker, Jaquith Family in America, (The New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1982.), pg.5, "David was a soldier in the Phipps Expedition to Quebec and probably never went to New London."
  • 16. Jaquith & Walker, Jaquith Family in America, (The New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1982.), John was still living in 1709 when his care was mentioned in the will of his brother-in-law James Snow, husband of John's sister Sarah, who requested that his sons James & Hezekiah care for his brother-in-law John Jaquith.
  • 17. Named in husband's will.


Abraham Jaquith [Parents] was born about 1615 in and was christened in First Church, Charlestown, Middlesex, Massachusetts (chronological problem with this assertion: Charlestown wasn't settled until 1630 following the arrival of the Winthrop Fleet). He died 17 Dec 1676 in Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts. Abraham married Annis (Hannah) Jordon on Mar 1642/1643 in Charlestown, Suffolk, Massachusetts. There were other parents.


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Abraham Jaquith, of Charlestown's Timeline

December 19, 1644
Charlestown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony
September 3, 1646
Charlestown, Massachusetts
Boston, Suffolk, MA, United States
Woburn, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States
Massachusetts Bay Colony
Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States