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George Reed, Deacon

Also Known As: "Read"
Birthplace: Brocket Hall, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND (christening)
Death: Died in Woburn, Middlesex County, Massachusetts
Place of Burial: Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of William Reed, of Woburn and Mabel Somers
Husband of Rebecca Reed; Elizabeth Read and Hannah Reed
Father of Elizabeth Fiske; Infant Twin 1 Reed; Samuel Reed; Abigail Reed; George Reed, of Woburn and 9 others
Brother of Ralph Reed; Justice "Abigail" Wyman; Sarah Walker; Bethiah Johnson; Israel Reed and 5 others

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About George Reed, Deacon

From Genealogical and personal memoirs relating to the families of the ..., Volume 3 edited by William Richard Cutter, William Frederick Adams Pg.1518

  • (IV) Thomas (4), son of Thomas (3) Reed, married Mary, dau. of Thomas Cornwall, Lord of Strophshire. . . . .
    • (V) William, supposed to be son of Thomas (4) and Mary Reed, of Brocket Hall, Hertfordshire, was born in England 1587 and was the oldest of the immigrants of this surname. He sailed from London in the ship "Defense" July 4, 1635, Captain Edward Fostick, and arrived in Boston October 6, same year, with his wife, who was Mabel Kendall, born 1605. They had with them children: George, born 1629, Ralph, 1630, and Justice (afterward called Abigail), 1633. Reed settled first at Dorchester, Massachusetts. He was admitted a freeman March 4, 1638. In August 1639, he sold his real estate in Dorshester to Thomas Clark, and removed to Scituate where he was constable in 1644. His wife made the journey to Dorchester on horseback in 1644 to have her infant son Israel baptized. William Reed removed to Muddy River (Brookline), having bought of Esdras Reed, said to have been his brother, a farm granted by the town of Boston, and he lived there until 1648. He then bought a farm in Woburn of Nicholas David and removed thither. He is the ancestor of the Woburn, Lexington, Bedford and Burlington Reads, and of most of the Reads in Maine. He returned to England finally and died at Newcastle-on-Tyne in 1656. A letter of administration was taken out by his widow under Oliver Cromwell. She returned to America and after adminstrating the estate, married, November 21, 1660, Henry Summers of Woburn. She survived her second husband and lived with her son George at the time of her death, June 5, 1690, in her eighty-sixth year. Children: 1. George, born 1629, 2. Ralph, 1630, married Mary Pierce, daughter of Anthony Pierce, of Watertown. 3. Abigail, 1633, married Francis Wyman. 4. Bethia, born in America, married John Johnson. 5. Israel, 1642, married Mary Kendall, daughter of Francis. 6. Sarah, married, September 10, 1662, Samuel Walker. 7. Rebecca, married Joseph Winn.
      • '(VI) George, son of William Reed, was born in England in 1629. He bought a farm in Woburn of Rebecca Terrace, November 7, 1651, and settled there. This farm was lately owned by Nathan Blanchard and is now within the limits of Burlington. He became a large landholder and wealthy, giving farms to his sons what is now Woburn, Burlington and Lexington. He was for many years deacon of the church in Woburn. He died February 21, 1706, in his seventy-eighth year. He married (first) August 4, 1651, Elizabeth Jennison, daughter of Robert Jennison, of Watertown. She died February 26, 1665, and he married (second) November 9, 1665, Hannah Rockwell, of Charlestown. Children, all by his first wife: 1. Elizabeth, born July 29, 1653, married December 15, 1675, David Fiske, of Watertown. 2. Twins, November 14, 1654, died un-named. 3. Samuel, April 29, 1656, married, April 19, 1679 Elizabeth Munsal. 4. Abigail, June 27, 1658, married, September 18, 1694, Nathaniel Richardson. 5. George, September 14, 1660, married February 18, 1684, Abigail Pierce. 6. William, September 22, 1662, married Abigail Kendall, his father's cousin. 7. Sarah, February 12, 1665. 8. Hannah, February 12, 1669. 9. John, March 18, 1671, married June 10, 1697, Ruth Johnson. 10. Mary, June 15, 1674, married, 1697, Matthew Johnson. 11. Timothy, October 20, 1678, married Persis Kendall. 12. Thomas, July 15, 1682, married, February 1, 1704, Sarah Sawyer.
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Savage says that George had a second wife of unknown name. John was one of the children of the second marriage according to Savage.

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Came with his parents to America from England when he was 6 years old.

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George Reed, Deacon's Timeline

October 4, 1627
Brocket Hall, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND (christening)
July 29, 1653
Age 25
Woburn, Middlesex County, Massachusetts
November 14, 1654
Age 27
Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts
November 14, 1654
Age 27
Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts
April 29, 1656
Age 28
Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts
June 27, 1658
Age 30
Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts
September 14, 1660
Age 32
Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts
September 22, 1662
Age 34
Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts
February 12, 1665
Age 37
Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts