Capt. Fitz William Sargent

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Fitz William Sargent

Birthdate: (54)
Birthplace: Gloucester, Essex, Massachusetts
Death: October 6, 1822 (54)
near, Newton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Winthrop Sargent and Judith Sargent
Husband of Ann Parsons
Father of Winthrop Sargent
Brother of Judith Sargent Murray; Brevet Major Winthrop Sargent (Continental Army), 1st Governor of Mississippi Territory and Esther Ellery

Occupation: Captain, merchant, trader
Managed by: Dillon James Fogg
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About Capt. Fitz William Sargent

The Sargent family of Gloucester, Massachusetts, was traditionally involved in seafaring and commerce. Judith Sargent Murray's father, Winthrop Sargent, and grandfather, Epes Sargent, were both successful ship owners and merchants. Fitz William Sargent, brother of Judith Sargent Murray, carried on this family tradition by becoming a successful sea captain and merchant involved in trading ventures in India, China, Russia, and the West Indies. The profits from Fitz William Sargent's enterprises ultimately enabled him to retire to a comfortable estate near Newton, Massachusetts, where he died in 1822.


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Capt. Fitz William Sargent's Timeline

August 14, 1768
Gloucester, Essex, Massachusetts
January 20, 1792
Age 23
October 6, 1822
Age 54
Newton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States