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Elizabeth Kitchen (Grafton)

Birthplace: Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts
Death: March 03, 1679 (56-57)
Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Major Joseph Grafton, Sr. and Mary Grafton
Wife of John Saunders, of Salem and John Joseph Kitchen
Mother of John Saunders, famous Quaker; Elizabeth Kitchen; Hannah Kitchen; Joseph Kitchen; John Kitchen and 6 others
Sister of Priscilla Gardner; Joseph Grafton, Jr.; John Grafton, Sr.; Nathaniel Grafton; Ann Scarlet and 1 other

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About Elizabeth Kitchen

Certainly Elizabeth Grafton could not have married John Kitchen until after first husband John Saunders died . And his will is dated Oct 12 1643.Also later Elizabeth Saunders is mentioned as admitted to church March 10 1640 and later after her name is written the word Elizabeth ie now Kitchen. On Nov 1675 Elizabeth Kitchen testifies in court and is listed as age 50 years making her birth year 1625 or thereabouts.His wife Elizabeth Grafton was the victim at this time of a brutal ruffian attack at the hands of that zealot saint, Edmund Batter, who found her, as he supposed returning one morning from a Quaker meeting. In her 1660 testimony where she takes Edmund Batter to court for assault and slander , she testifies that she and another man were riding when she was accosted by Edmund and told to get off her horse and called a quaker slut by him. However, the court found that she was not touched in a passion by him and the slander charge is not addressed This from the History of Salem


Will of her first husband was proved 28:10:1643.

She was presented at the Court in June 1658 for absence from the Puritan Church.

She was riding horseback along the highway on a pillion before a male companion. At Strong Water Brook that zealous Puritan saint? Edmund Batter, and Roots, a constable who needed a good horse, seized her horse by the rein and Batter demanded she dismount, called her a "base quaking slut". (He suspected she was coming from a "quaking" meeting.) Elizabeth 's words, not on record, were dignified, perhaps. Like those of Quakeress Mary Prince who called the magistrates"hirelings, Baals and seed of the serpent". Elizabeth refused to dismount. Edmund and the constable dragged her and her companion to the ground and the constable rode off on her horse.

The ruffianly assault caused Elizabeth, who was big with child, to miscarry. Witness testified to Batter's slurring works, two constables declared Edmund did not tough her, nor was he in a passion. Batter confessed he called Mrs. Kitchen a quaking slut and hasked if she had not been "uproaring" as he supposed she was coming "from a quaking meeting". For all this he was simply admonished.Page: Vol 106 p 39 & 40


  1. Birth: Abt 1622 in , , , ENGLAND
  2. Death: Aft 3 Mar 1678/79 in Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, USA
  3. Reference Number: s
  4. Ancestral File #: NF51-07
  5. _UID: C9AC3695B40B4E748F722749D4B6CEE77114
  6. LDS Baptism: 31 Jan 1953
  7. Endowment: 2 Jul 1953 Temple: IFALL - Idaho Falls Idaho
  8. Sealing Child: 25 Jun 1943 Temple: ALBER - Cardston Alberta
  9. Change Date: 6 Jul 2006 at 01:00
  10. Note: The children of Elizabeth and John Kitchen were sealed to Elizabeth and her first husband, John Saunders.




John Saunders 1613–1643 (Age 30) Downton, Wiltshire, England

The Life Summary of John When John Saunders was born on 26 March 1613, in Downton, Wiltshire, England, his father, John Saunders, was 41 and his mother, Alice Coles, was 22. He married Elizabeth Grafton in 1640, in Salem, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He immigrated to Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America in 1638. He died on 28 September 1643, in Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, at the age of 30, and was buried in Salem, Essex, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America. Parents and Siblings

John Saunders Male 1572–1670

•  Male

Alice Coles Female 1591–1636

•  Female Siblings (5)

John Saunders Male 1613–1643

•  Male

Elizabeth Saunders Female 1614–Deceased

•  Female

Sarah Saunders Female 1615–1679

•  Female

Joseph Saunders Male 1617–1689

•  Male

Moses Saunders Male 1622–1622

•  Male

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John Sanders in entry for John Sanders, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

John Sanders in entry for John Sanders, "Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"

John, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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John Saunders Male 1613–1643

•  Male

Elizabeth Grafton Female 1622–1678

•  Female

Marriage 1640 Salem, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America Children (2)

John Grafton Sanders Male 1640–1694

•  Male

James Sanders Male 1643–1721

•  Male

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John English and Scottish: patronymic from the medieval personal name Saunder, reduced vernacular form of Alexander . Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006. Possible Related Names Alexander Activities

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Parents and Siblings 1600 1620 1640 1660 1680 1700 1720 1740 1760 John Saunders

1613–1643 Elizabeth Grafton

1622–1678 Marriage: 1640

John Grafton Sanders

1640–1694 James Sanders

1643–1721 World Events (2) 1620 · The Pilgrims Board the Mayflower Age 7 "The Pilgrims boarded the Mayflower in search of religious freedom in the New World in September 1620. The Mayflower set sail from Plymouth, England, with 102 passengers, 40 of whom called themselves ""Saints."" After two stormy months at sea, the ship reached the New World. Nearly half of the group died during their first winter due to malnutrition and the harsh New England winter." 1642 · The English Civil War Age 29 A series of conflicts regarding England's governance during the years 1642 to 1651 is now known as The English Civil War. Charles I summoned supporters to join him against his enemies in Parliament. In October 1642, nearly 10,000 men fought for Charles I and chased Parliament across the River Tamar. Fighting continued for years and was finally ended at the Battle of Worcester on September 3, 1651, with a Parliamentarian victory.

John Saunders (Sanders) was baptized 9 Jan 1640 in the First church, Salem, Massachusetts to John Sanders 1613 - 1643 of Salem and his wife Elizabeth Grafton 1624 - 1678.[1,2,3]. He was married by Major Hathorne on 5 Nov 1661,to Hannah Pickman the daughter of Captain Nathaniel Pickman and Tabitha Dike.[1,2,3]

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Elizabeth Kitchen's Timeline

Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts
January 9, 1640
Salem, Massachusetts Bay Colony
January 12, 1643
Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, USA
December 12, 1643
Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, USA
February 20, 1645
Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, USA
December 24, 1646
Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, USA
Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts
February 2, 1648
Salem, Essex County, Plymouth Colony, British Colonial America