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Edward Ainsworth, Jr.

Birthdate: (64)
Birthplace: Roxbury, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, Colonial America
Death: June 16, 1758 (64)
Woodstock, Windham County, Connecticut Colony, Colonial America
Place of Burial: Woodstock, Windham, Connecticut
Immediate Family:

Son of Edward Ainsworth, "the Immigrant" and Joanna Ainsworth
Husband of Joanna Ainsworth
Father of Alice Shumway; Pvt. Daniel Ainsworth; Edward Ainsworth, III; Capt. William Ainsworth; Abigail Ainsworth and 1 other
Brother of Joshua Ainsworth; Hannah Johnson; Elizabeth Jennings; Daniel Ainsworth; Joanna Ainsworth and 5 others

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About Edward Ainsworth, Jr.

Edward Ainsworth, Jr., was born August 18, 1693 in Roxbury, Suffolk County, Massachusetts. He was the son of Edward Ainsworth and wife Joanna Hemmingway. He died June 16, 1758. He had been a successful husbandman (farmer) and lived most of his live in the town of Woodstock. Woodstock was in Worcester County, Massachusetts, when Edward grew up there, but became a part of Windham County, Connecticut during his lifetime.

In 1725, Edward Sr., being at an advanced age, created a lengthy deed of maintenance, transferring title of the family farm to eldest son, Edward Jr. The deed included provisions for the ongoing care of father and mother, in addition to stipulations relating to Edward Jr.'s many siblings. Twelve years after accepting the property, he reconveyed it back to his father for 300 pounds.

He is mentioned in his father's will, receiving a bequest of five shillings, and gives him a deadline for moving out of his father's home. It would seem there was still some ill will over the reconveyance of the farm. The will was written one month after Edward returned the farm to his father, and his father gave him until the following October to leave the family home.

Edward married Joanna Davis of Pomfret, Connecticut on April 5, 1722. She was the daughter of Matthew Davis and Margaret Corbin. She was born October 22, 1696 and died April 25, 1753. They had five children, all of whom were still living when he died, and all agreed that William, the youngest son, should administer the estate.

Children of Edward Ainsworth Jr. and wife Joanna Davis:

  • Abigail Ainsworth, born February 19, 1722, married Jesse Carpenter of Killingly, Connecticut
  • Daniel Ainsworth, born October 21, 1724, married (1) Sarah Bugbee and (2) Eliza Corbin. He moved to New York in 1770.
  • Alice Ainsworth, born May 6, 1727, married David Shumway.
  • Dr. Edward Ainsworth III, born November 21, 1729, married (1) Keziah Corbin and (2) Sybil Child. He moved to New Hampshire.
  • Capt. William Ainsworth, born July 12, 1733, married Mary Marcy.
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Edward Ainsworth, Jr.'s Timeline

1693
August 18, 1693
Roxbury, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, Colonial America
1724
October 21, 1724
Age 31
Woodstock, Windham County, Connecticut Colony, Colonial America
1727
May 16, 1727
Age 33
Woodstock, Windham County, Connecticut Colony, Colonial America
1729
November 21, 1729
Age 36
Suffolk County, Massachusetts, Colonial America
1733
July 12, 1733
Age 39
Woodstock, Windham County, Connecticut, United States
1747
March 25, 1747
Age 53
Woodstock, Windham County, Connecticut, United States
1758
June 16, 1758
Age 64
Woodstock, Windham County, Connecticut Colony, Colonial America
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Woodstock, Windham County, Connecticut Colony, Colonial America
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Woodstock, Windham, Connecticut