About George Marsh
George Marsh lived in Hingham, Massachusetts Bay Colony, now Plymouth County, before 18 September 1635 He was among the group who drew their house lots from the Cove on the north side of the road to Fort Hill on this date.. He became a freeman on 3 March 1635/36 in Hingham, Massachusetts Bay Colony, now Plymouth County. He left a will on 2 July 1647. "Unto wife Elizabeth, fower pound tenn shillings a yeare; on fether bed, on payer of sheets &c. after hir desese to returne to my sonne Thomas Marsh. To sonne Onesfered, one yerling stere, and one to yerling hefer, one hefer calfe, one Ewe &c. Dau. Elizabeth Turner, one yerling hefer. Dau. Mary padte, to Ewe gotes, &c. Sonne Thomas Marsh my house and all my land in Hingham."
Witness Ralfe Woodard, William Hersee.
George Marsh was born about 1592 in England.2 He was the son of William Marsh.1 About 1617 in England George married Elizabeth Key.1 George Marsh left a will on 2 July 1647 in Hingham, Plymouth County, Massachusetts.3
In 1635, George Marsh, with his wife and his four children, came to America from Hingham, England, in company with twenty other families led by Rev. Peter Hobart. They landed in Charlestown, MA, on 8 June and then settled in Hingham, MA, where on 18 September 1635, George drew a house lot on Town (North) Street, bounded as described in the town's first book of grants: "Given to George Marsh for a house lot, five acres of land bounded by Richard Osborn, eastward; with the highway leading to Squirril Hill, westward; with the Town Street, southward." George was made a "freeman: on 3 March 1636 and was a selectman in 1645.
Name: George MARCHE
Death: 2 JUL 1647 in Hingham, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts
Reference Number: 38340
May not belong in this family.
BIOGRAPHY: Of Hingham, Norfolk, England.
Father: William MARCHE b: 1540
Born by about 1596 (based on estimated date of marriage). Came to Plymouth Colony in 1635 (based on grants of land at Hingham in 1635) & settled in Hingham MA. Died in Hingham 2 July 1647. Married by about 1621 Elizabeth _____. She married (2) Weymouth [blank] November 1648 Richard Bowen.
Name: George MARSH Sex: M Birth: ABT 1596 in England 1 Death: 2 JUL 1647 in Hingham, Plymouth, Massachusetts 2 Residence: Hingham, Plymouth, Massachusetts Note:
Great Migration Begins: GEORGE MARSH ORIGIN: Unknown
MIGRATION: 1635 (based on grants of land at Hingham in 1635 [HiBOP 40]).
FIRST RESIDENCE: Hingham
CHURCH MEMBERSHIP: Admission to Hingham church prior to 3 March 1635/6 implied by freemanship.
FREEMAN: 3 March 1635/6 (eighth in a sequence of twelve Hingham men) [MBCR 1:371].
OFFICE HOLDING: Hingham selectman, 30 February 1645[/6] [HiTR 1:7].
In his will, he bequeathed "my two muskets to my two sons" [SPR NS 1:43].
ESTATE: "The several parcels of land and meadow legally given unto George Marsh by the town of Hingham": "for a houselo t five acres," 18 September 1635; "for a planting lot three acres of land lying upon Pleasant Hill," [blank] [blank] 16 35; "for a Great Lot fourteen acres of land, twelve acres of it lying by Weymoth River," 4 June 1636; "For a small plan ting lot one acre and half of land lying by the fresh river in the Plain Neck," 20 No0vember 1637; "one acre of salt ma rsh lying in Broad Cove Meadow," [blank] [blank] 1635; "one acre and half of fresh meadow lying in Bear Swamp Meadow, " 12 June 1637; "one acre of fresh meadow in Turkey Meadow . which acre of meadow the aforesaid George Marsh in a publi c town meeting did resign and give up all his right and title thereunto unto Thomas Cooper," 5 March 1637[/8?]; "two ac res of land lying upon Squirrel Hill . which two acres of land belongs to his Great Lot," 4 June 1636; "two parcels o f land containing five acres upon Baker's Hill . and this five acres of land was given upon these considerations, two a cres of it was given him for satisfaction of a highway that was taken out of his homelot, the other three acres of it w as given to make up his proportion of planting land which he should have had upon Pleasant Hill," no date; and "two acr es of salt marsh lying upon the south side of the great neck at Conyehassett, it is the seventh lot of the third divisi on," [blank] [blank] 1647 [HiBOP 40-41].
In his will, dated 2 July 1647 and proved on an unknown date, "George Marsh of Hingham" bequeathed to "my wife Elizabet h four pounds ten shillings a year during the term of her natural life," along with some moveables which "after her dec ease to return to my son Thomas Marsh" and to "my son Oneysefras if he the said Oneysefras be not here then to the nex t heir"; to "my son Onisfras Marsh" livestock and other moveables; to "my daughter Elizebeth Turner one yearling heife r after my decease"; to "my daughter Mary Padge two ewe goats and to her four children one kid apiece"; "I give my tw o muskets to my two sons with all things thereunto belonging after my decease"; residue to "my son Thomas Marsh," inclu ding "my house and all my land, upland and meadow, lying and [being] . in the town of Himgham . making him my full exec utor" [SPR NS 1:43].
BIRTH: By about 1596 (based on estimated date of marriage).
DEATH: Hingham 2 July 1647 [NEHGR 121:20].
MARRIAGE: By about 1621 Elizabeth _____. She married (2) Weymouth [blank] November 1648 Richard Bowen [NEHGR 121:21; TA G 76:268-69, 276-77].
CHILDREN: 1. MARY MARSH, b. say 1621; m. by 1641 John Page (eldest known child bp. Hingham 11 July 1641 [NEHGR 121:14]).? 2. THOMAS MARSH, b. say 1623; m. Hingham 20 March 1648/9 Sarah Beal [NEHGR 121:21].? 3. ELIZABETH MARSH, b. say 1627; m. by 1647 John Turner (see COMMENTS below).? 4. ONESIPHORUS MARSH, b. about 1630 (d. Haverhill 15 May 1713 "aged 83 years"); m. (1) Hingham 6 February 1654/5 Hanna h Cutler [NEHGR 121:105], daughter of JOHN CUTLER (on 14 February 1671[/2?], "Thomas Cutler of Charles towne & Nathani el Cutler of Redding" appointed "our loving brother Samuell Cutler of Topsfield . our true and lawful attorney . [to] r ecover any dues that belong to us that was our late father's John Cutler of Hingham," signed by Thomas Cutler, Nathanie l Cutler and "Oneseferus Marsh" [SLR 7:313-14; Snow-Estes 2:182-84]); m. (2) Haverhill 29 October 1686 Elizabeth (Parro tt) Worcester, daughter of FRANCIS PARROTT and widow of Samuel Worcester [Hoyt 369]; m. (3) Haverhill 18 May 1691 Sara h (Travers) Wallingford, daughter of HENRY TRAVERS [EPR 1:294] and widow of Nicholas Wallingford [Rowley Fam 400-1].? COMMENTS: In his will, George Marsh names "my daughter Elizebeth Turner" and "my daughter Mary Padge," without identify ing the husband of either. The husband of "Mary Padge" is easily identified, as John Page named his second son, baptize d at Hingham on 6 November 1643, "Onesephris" [NEHGR 121:15]. John Page later joined his brother-in-law Onesiphorus Mar sh in the migration to Salisbury [Hingham Hist 3:57, 105].
The identification of the husband of "Elizebeth Turner" is more difficult and less certain. Torrey shows that there hav e been at least two proposals for who this man may have been: John Turner of Roxbury and Robert Turner of Boston. No ot her Turner male with a wife named Elizabeth as early as 1647 appears in Torrey. The second of these suggestions is easi ly disposed of, as George McCracken has shown that the wife of Robert Turner was Elizabeth Freestone [TAG 30:158-62; G M 2:2:582-83].
John Turner of Roxbury very likely did marry the daughter of George Marsh. On 27 September 1647, Elizabeth Turner, daug hter of John Turner, was born at Roxbury. On 7 October 1647, "Goodwife Turner died in child bed, a Godly young woman, t hough not yet admitted [to Roxbury church], yet should had not her travail prevented" [RChR 173]. Her given name is no t provided by this record, but the name of her only child hints that that may have been the name of the mother as well . George Marsh made his will on 2 July 1647, at a time when the wife of John Turner of Roxbury would have been at leas t six months pregnant. -------------- JAMES TRUE website:
George and Elizabeth Marsh George Marsh Born: probably in Ipswich, Norfolk County, England, dateunknown. Died: in Hingham, MA, 2 July 1647. Parents: Unknown. Wife: Elizabeth ----- surname may have been Freeman Born: Place and date unknown. Died: Place and date unknown. Parents: Unknown. Married: Date unknown, probably in England. Widow Elizabeth Marsh married second, in November 1648, Richard Bowen ofWeymouth, MA.
In 1635, George Marsh, with his wife and his four children, came toAmerica from Hingham, England, in company with twent y other families ledby Rev. Peter Hobart. They landed in Charlestown, MA, on 8 June and thensettled in Hingham, MA, whe re on 18 September 1635, George drew a houselot on Town (North) Street, bounded as described in the town's first booko f grants: "Given to George Marsh for a house lot, five acres of landbounded by Richard Osborn, eastward; with the highw ay leading to SquirrilHill, westward; with the Town Street, southward." George was made a"freeman: on 3 March 1636 an d was a selectman in 1645.
George and his wife Elizabeth Marsh had four children, all born inEngland:
Thomas, b. 1618; m. Sarah Beal. Mary, b. ca. 1622; m. John Page. Onesiphorus, b. 1630; m. Hannah Cutler. Elizabeth, year of birth unknown; m. John Turner. ------------ From Lincoln?s History of the Town of Hingham: ?George, probably from old Hingham or some of the adjoining parishes in Norfolk County, England, came to New Englan d, and settled in our Hingham with Rev. Peter Hobart and his comopany, 1635. On the 18th of Sept. of that year he dre w a house-lot on Town (North) St., which was bounded and described in the town?s first book of grants as follows: ?Give n unto George marsh for a house-lot, five acres of land bounded by Richard Osborn, eastward; with the highway leading t o Squirrel Hill, westwaard; with the Town Street, southward,? etc. But little is known concerning his active life or fa mily history. Tradition, however, says that he was descended from the marshes in England, who trace back their ancestr y more than two hundred years before America was first settled; and that before they came into england the surname wa s spelled ?Marisco.? The christian name of his wife was Elizabeth. She survived him, and married secondly, Nov. 1748, R ichard Bowen. George was made ?freeman? 3 March, 1636, and was one of the selectmen, 1645. He d. 2 July, 1647. Will mad e on the day of his death.?
Marriage 1 Elizabeth [--KEY?--] b: ABT 1600 in England
Married: BEF 1621 in England 3
Has Children Mary MARSH b: ABT 1622 in England
Type: Database Online Title: Great Migration: Immigrants to New England, 1634-1635 Author: Robert Charles Anderson Repository: www.greatmigration.org Date: 13 MAR 2013 Page: based on estimated date of marriage Type: Database Online Title: Great Migration: Immigrants to New England, 1634-1635 Author: Robert Charles Anderson Repository: www.greatmigration.org Date: 13 MAR 2013 Page: GM2:5 GEORGE MARSH sketch Type: Database Online Title: Great Migration: Immigrants to New England, 1634-1635 Author: Robert Charles Anderson Repository: www.greatmigration.org Date: 13 MAR 2013 Page: GEORGE MARSH sketch
George Marsh's Timeline
Hingham, Norfolk County, England, United Kingdom
Hingham, Norfolk, England
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Hingham, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States
September 18, 1635
July 2, 1647
Hingham, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, United States