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Eunice Willard (Tyng)

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts , United States
Death: January 14, 1720 (64)
Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts , United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Col. Edward Tyng and Mary Tyng
Wife of Rev. Samuel Willard
Mother of Hannah Little; Judge Josiah Willard; Eunice Willard infant; Richard Willard, died young; William Willard and 5 others
Sister of Hannah Gookin; Mary Tyng; Col. Jonathan Tyng; Deliverance Searle; Rebecca Tyng and 4 others

Managed by: Donald Franklin Colvin
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About Eunice Willard

ID: I10425

Name: Eunice Tyng

Sex: F

Birth: 8 MAR 1654/55 in Boston, Suffolk, MA

Death: 14 JAN 1719/20 in Boston, Suffolk, MA

Marriage 1 Samuel Willard b: 31 JAN 1639/40 in Concord, Middlesex, MA

Married: ABT. 1679

Children

Edward Willard b: 6 JUL 1680
Josiah Willard b: 21 JUN 1681
Eunice Willard b: JAN 1682/83
Richard Willard b: MAY 1684
William Willard b: FEB 1685/86
Margaret Willard b: 3 DEC 1687
Edward Willard b: SEP 1689
Hannah Willard b: DEC 1690
Sarah Willard b: FEB 1692/93
Eunice Willard b: 16 JUN 1695
Sarah Willard b: 10 JUN 1697
Richard Willard b: SEP 1699

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ID: I19679

Name: Eunice Tyng 1

Sex: F

Birth: 1655 1

Death: 1720 1

Reference Number: 19682

Marriage 1 Samuel Willard b: 31 JAN 1640 in Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts

Married: 1679 in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts 2

Sources:

Title: New England Marriages Prior to 1700

Author: Clarence Almon Torrey

Publication: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc. Baltimore 1987

Note: With an Introduction by Gary Boyd Roberts. Prepared for Publication by Elizabeth P. Bentley.

Toledo Public Library, Toledo, Ohio #929.74 Tor & Allen County Library, Fort Wayne, Indiana #G974 T63n

Note: Excellent

Repository:

Note: James A. Kimble personal library

Media: Book

Page: Page 817

Title: New England Marriages Prior to 1700

Author: Clarence Almon Torrey

Publication: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc. Baltimore 1987

Note: With an Introduction by Gary Boyd Roberts. Prepared for Publication by Elizabeth P. Bentley.

Toledo Public Library, Toledo, Ohio #929.74 Tor & Allen County Library, Fort Wayne, Indiana #G974 T63n

Note: Excellent

Repository:

Note: James A. Kimble personal library

Media: Book

Page: Page 817

Text: "[1679], ?29 Jul 1679; Boston"

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Samuel married (2) Eunice TYNG daughter of Edward TYNG and Mary (Tyng) on Jul 29 1679. Eunice was born on Mar 8 1655 in Boston, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts. She died on Jan 14 1720 in Boston, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts.

They had the following children:

 94 M vii Edward WILLARD child was born on Jul 6 1680 in Boston, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts. He died on Sep 18 1690 in Boston, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts.  

+ 95 M viii Josiah WILLARD

 96 F ix Eunice WILLARD child was born in Jan 1683.  
 97 M x Richard WILLARD child was born in May 1684 in Boston, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts. He died on Jun 28 1697 in Boston, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts. The cause of death was drowning at 13.  
 98 M xi William WILLARD was born in Feb 1686. He was christened on Feb 14 1686. He died about 1717.  
 99 F xii Margaret WILLARD was born on Dec 3 1687 in Boston, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts. She died on Apr 10 1720.  
       Margaret married Thomas CHILD Capt. on Jun 13 1715.  
 100 M xiii Edward WILLARD child was born in Sep 1689.  
 101 F xiv Hannah WILLARD was born in Dec 1690 in Boston, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts. She died on Mar 29 1715.  
       Hannah married William LITTLE Judge on Jun 19 1712.  
 102 F xv Sarah WILLARD infant was born in Feb 1693 in Boston, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts. She died on Jul 27 1694.  
 103 F xvi Eunice WILLARD was born before Jun 16 1695 in Boston, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts. She was christened on Jun 16 1695. She died on Jul 26 1751.  
 104 F xvii Sarah WILLARD infant was born on Jun 10 1697. She died on Jul 23 1697.  
 105 M xviii Richard WILLARD was born in Sep 1699 in Boston, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts. He died before Aug 1717.  

SAMUEL, Groton, sec. s. of major Simon, began to preach there 1662, was ord. 13 July, and m. 8 Aug. 1664, Abigail, d. of John Sherman, the min. of Watertown, and of that Mary Launce of wh. is told in the Magn. the preposterous myth, of her being gr.d. of Earl Rivers, as also of the happiness of the two ws. of Sherman, the latter count. by the score, in bring. him ch. He had Abigail, b. 5 July 1665; Samuel, 25 Jan. or 17 Mar. 1668, d. young; Mary, 10 Oct. 1669; John, 8 Sept. 1673, H. C. 1690, merch. at Kingston, Jamaica (wh. was f. of Rev. Samuel, H. C. 1723, wh. was f. of the Rev. Joseph, H. C. 1765, and presid. of the Univ. from 1781 to his d. 25 Sept. 1840); Elizabeth 27 Feb. 1675; and Simon, the latter b. at Boston, aft. the ind. destr. Groton, 6 Dec. 1676, H. C. 1695. But two more ch. of the first m. are report.' wh. d. too young to have names. His w. d. soon after, and he m. a. 1679, Eunice, d. of the first Edward Tyng, had Edward, 6 July 1680, d. young; Josiah, 21 June 1681, H. C. 1698 (wh. was long Secr. of our prov. a counsel. and judge of pro. d. 6 Dec. 1656); Eunice, Jan. 1683, d. young; Richard, May 1684, drown. 28 June 1697, few hrs. after ent. coll. in his 13th yr. says Sewall's diary; William, bapt. 14 Feb. 1686; Margaret, b. 3 Dec. 1687; Edward, again, Sept. 1689, d. young; Hannah, Dec. 1690; Sarah, Feb. 1693, d. young; Eunice, again, bapt. 16 June 1695; Sarah, again, b. 10 June 1697, d. young; and Richard, again, Sept. 1699. Only six of these twelve by the sec. w. outliv. their f. and only the sec.

Eunice and Josiah liv. to mid. age. Nor is there now remain, any male descend. of the progenit. exc. in the line of John through Rev. Samuel. He was freem. 1670, instal. 31 Mar. 1678 at the O. S. ch. as success. to Thacher, the first min. and was highly esteem. call. by the Gen. Ct. to preach their sermon on a fast, in the anxious days of Feb. 1683, and doing gr. service, in recov. the public judgm. from the horrible delusion of the witchcraft cruelty, and on the forced resignat. of Increase Mather, as Presid. of the coll. was made his success. as vice-presid. 6 Sept. 1701, without the obligat. of resid. at Cambridge, the fatal necessity that disgusted his predecess. He resign. 14 Aug. 1707, and d. 12 Sept. foll.


Tyng, ‡*||Edward, Boston, merch. but early wrote hims. brewer, came prob. with w. Mary, whose fam. name was Sears, as tradit. tells; if so, he had been, I think, here bef. m. her, a. 1636, and went home to find [p.357] a w. She join. our ch. 5 Set. 1640, and he join. 30 Jan. foll. was freem. 2 June foll. ar. co. 1642, and constable the same yr. rep. 1661 and 2, assist. 1668 to 80 inclus. and d. at Dunstable, 28 Dec. 1681, one acco. says aged. 81, but the credit is less, inasmuch as the same marks he day 28 Sept. as in Geneal. Reg. VIII. 19, and I concur with Farmer MS. wh. thinks more prob. the age 71. By w. Mary, by some thot. his sec. wh. may be doubt. he had Hannah, b. 7 Mar. 1640, bapt. 6 Sept. foll.; Mary, 17 Apr. bapt. 2 May 1641, perhaps d. young; Jonathan 15, bapt. 18 Dec. 1642; Deliverance, 6 Aug. says the town rec. wh. is falsif. by the ch. rec. bapt. 13 July 1645; Rebecca, 23 Mar. tho. the trustworthy ch. rec. gives bapt. 21, 1647, d. young; Edward; Rebecca, again, 13 July 1651; William, Mar. 1653, prob. d. young; Eunice, 8 Mar. 1655; and Joseph, 12 July 1657, wh. d. young; Hannah, m. 8 May 1661, Habijah Savage; and next maj.-gen. Gookin; Deliverance m. Daniel Searle; Rebecca m. 1669, Joseph Dudley, afterwards Gov. of the Prov. and Eunice bec. 1679, sec. w. of Samuel Willard, Vice Pres. of Harv. Coll. His will of 25 Aug. 1677 with codic. 7 Jan. 1681, tak. notice of Eunice as now w. of S. W. names gr.ch. Thomas, Mary, and Hannah Savage, whose f. was d.; Thomas, Edward, Joseph, and Paul Dudley; Samuel Searle; and John, s. of Jonathan T. It was pro. 19 Jan. 1682. ‡||EDWARD, Boston, s. of the preced. ar. co. 1668, m. Eliz. d. of capt. Thaddeus Clark of Falmouth, wh. was bur. as Sewall's Diary notes 4 July 1690. This gave him great interest in the question of jurisdict. and land titles in Maine. He had Edward, b. 1683; Jonathan, d. young; Mary; and Eliz.; was one of the council 1686, 7, not much in favor with Andros; after conq. of Nova Scotia, he was made Gov. of Annapolis, and on the voyage to is colony was tak. by the French, and d. in France. Admin. was had by his br. Jonathan, Apr. 1701. ‡* JONATHAN, Dunstable, eldest s. of Edward the first, m. Sarah, d. of Hezekiah Usher, had Francis, b. 11 Dec. 1669; Eliz. 28 Dec. 1670; Jonathan, 29 Jan. 1672, prob. d. young; John, 11 Sept. 1673, H. C. 1691; Mary, 16 Jan. 1677; but all these, prob. b. at Boston; and at D. William, 22 Apr. 1679; Jonathan, again, 29 Sept. 1686; Eleazer, 30 Apr. 1690, H. C. 1712; and Barsheba, 5 Feb. 1695. He rem. to Woburn, m. next, 30 May 1706, Sarah, wid. of Humphrey Davie, wh. had been wid. of James Richards of Hartford, and d. of William Gibbons of H.; she d. 8 Feb. 1714; and for third w. he had Judith, wid. of Rev. Jabez Fox, d. of John Rayner, wh. outliv. him, and d. 5 June 1756 in her 99th yr. He was of the Royal Council 1686, and 7, but did not partake in the princip. of Andros, was rep. 1692 under the new chart. and d. 19 Jan. 1724. *||WILLIAM, Boston, elder br. of Edward the first, a merch. of distinct. came prob. in the Nicholas, of 300 tons, charter. by hims. at [p.358] London, arr. at Boston, 3 July 1638, as Josselyn, wh. was a passeng.---tells in his curious vol. of Voyages. He join. our ch. 3 Mar. foll. and was adm. freem. 10 days aft. was of ar. co. 1638, rep. 1639, 40, 1, 2, 3, 4 and 7, treasr. of the Col. 1640-4; capt. of the Braintree milit. comp. and in latter days liv. in that town, was its rep. 1649, 50, and 1; his w. Jane, being his third, wh. may have been wid. of the first Enoch Hunt, d. 3 Oct. 1652, and he d. 18 Jan. foll. leav. larger est. than any in the country of that day. It is by his descend. Rev. William Brattle, said, that “ his first w. was Ann Brown, by wh. he had two ch. wh. d. bef. he m. our gr.mo. Eliz. d. of Rowland Coytemore, whose maiden name was Myles, and had a former h. named Gray, by wh. she had my aunts Nowell and Graves.” By Eliz. he had Eliz. b. I doubt not in Eng. 6 Feb. 1638, bapt. here, 10 Mar. 1639; Ann, 6, bapt. 12 Jan. 1640; Bethia, 17, bapt. 23 May 1641; and Merey, 13 Jan. bapt 5 Feb. 1643. Eliz. m. a. 1656, Thomas Brattle; Ann, m. 3 Nov. 1656, Thomas Shepard, afterwards min. of Charlestown; Bethia m. Richard Wharton; and Mercy, m. 1662, Samuel Bradstreet. Six of this name had been gr. in 1832 at Harv.


I should not be doing justice to this town, and discharging my duty on this occasion in accordance with your best sentiments, did I fail to remind you of some, a few at least, of those men of mark whose names are intimately connected with your history. In all my recital of the important events in your earlier annals you must have noticed the prominence and importance attached to the name of Tyng . The founder of the family here was Hon. Edward Tyng , who died Dec. 28, 1681 , aged eighty-one years. Col. Tyng was born in Dunstable, England , in 1600 , settled in Boston as a merchant in 1639 , was representative in 1661 and 1662 , assistant from 1668 to 1681 , and colonel of the Suffolk regiment. He left six children, two sons and four daughters. His sons were prominent in their day, and his daughters will be remembered as among the foremost women of their time; Hannah having married Rev. Thomas Weld , a leading clergyman of this town and of the colony; Eunice being the wife of President Willard , of Harvard College; and Rebecca having married Gov. Dudley . Col. Tyng had the strength, energy, and courage of a leading and successful colonist, had enterprise enough to leave the Old World for the opportunities of the New, sagacity enough to become a distinguished and prosperous merchant, and strength of character sufficient to found a family. He became possessed of lands in this town by early grants, and having acquired a fortune by commercial enterprise in his manhood, he had the wisdom to retire to the country to enjoy there the evening of his day. He gave the name to a town in his own honor, and in that town his ashes repose. Hon. Jonathan Tyng , the son of Col. Edward Tyng , was born Dec. 15, 1642 , and died Jan. 19, 1724 , aged eighty-one. It is said of him, "He was one of the original proprietors of the town, and the earliest permanent settler, having remained here alone during Philip 's War, when every other person had deserted the settlement for fear of the Indians." He was a man of great energy and decision of character, and of probity and honor. He was one of the council of Sir Edward Andros , a royal commissioner under James Il , a representative of this town and one of its selectmen. It was be to whom the garrisons of the town were intrusted during the Indian wars. Two of his sons, John and Eleazer , were graduates of Harvard College, and his daughter Mary followed the example of many of the attractive and accomplished young women of that day, and married the parish minister, Rev. Nathaniel Holden . Col. Tyng married Sarah , daughter of Hezekiah Usher , who died in 1714 . Rev. Thomas Weld , the first minister of the town, died June 9, 1702 , aged fifty years. He was born in Roxbury , and was a grandson of Rev. Thomas Weld , the first minister of that town, who came from England in 1632 . Mr. Weld , the subject of this notice, graduated at Harvard in 1671 , and studied divinity with Rev. Samuel Danforth , and settled in Dunstable in 1678 . He married for his first wife Elizabeth , daughter of Rev. John Wilson , of Medfield ; and for his second wife Hannah Savage , daughter of Hon. Edward Tyng . He was a man of great piety, and exerted an elevating influence on the community during his long ministry. He was a good representative of that class of men who in those days were educated at Harvard , stood by the church, and encouraged the schools, and who did so much to give New England that character of intelligence and integrity which she has not yet lost, and which has been carried by her sons into every corner of our land.


ix. EUNICE, born March 8, 1655-6; married 1679, Rev. Samuel Willard, born at Concord, January 31, 1639-40, son of Major Simon Willard. He was pastor of the Old South Church and president of Harvard University. It was his second marriage. He died September 12, 1707. She died at, Boston, January 14, 1720.

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Eunice Willard's Timeline

1655
March 8, 1655
Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts , United States
1681
June 21, 1681
Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States
1683
January 1683
United States
1684
May 1684
Boston , Suffolk , Massachusetts, United States
1686
February 14, 1686
Boston , Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States
1687
December 3, 1687
Boston , Suffolk , Massachusetts, United States
1690
December 1690
Boston , Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States
December 1690
Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA
1693
February 1693
Boston , Suffolk , Massachusetts, United States