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Henry Kingman, of Weymouth

Birthdate: (72)
Birthplace: Frome, Somersetshire, England
Death: Died in Weymouth, Norfolk County , Massachusetts
Place of Burial: Weymouth, Norfolk Co, Mass
Immediate Family:

Son of Unknown father of Henry Kingman and Unknown mother of Henry Kingman
Husband of Joanna Kingman
Father of Edward Kingman; Joanna Holbrook; Anne Barnard; Thomas Kingman; Bridget Davis and 3 others

Occupation: Ferryman, Farmer
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About Henry Kingman, of Weymouth

Henry Kingman, his parents unknown, was born about 1595 in England [Frome, Somerset?] and died 5 JUN 1667 in Weymouth, Norfolk County, Massachusetts. His wife Joane died at Weymouth, 11 Apr. 1659.


Came from Wales [SIC] to Weymouth, Mass. in 1632 and was made free in 1636.

The following is from "Genealogies of the Early Families of Weymouth, Massachusetts" by George Walter Chamberlain: "sailed from Weymouth in Dorsetshire on or near 20 Mar. 1634-35 in Rev. Joseph Hull's Company, and arrived at Dorchester, 7 June 1635. (Register, 25: 14.) He was made a freeman of the Massachusetts Bay Colony, 3 Mar. 1635-6. (Ibid. 3: 94.) Seven lots were granted to him at Weymouth, viz., twelve acres". It goes on to say that: "He was 'lycensed to keepe the saide fferry at Waymothe' during the pleasure of the General Court, 3 Mar. 1635-36, and was to take twopence apiece for transportation of people, 12 Mar. 1637-38. Massachusetts Bay Colony Records, 1: 165, 225.) He was licensed to keep a house of entertainment at Weymouth, 6 June, 1637. (Ibid. 199.) He was a deputy from Weymouth to the General Court 2 May 1638, 27 May, 1652, and 26 May, 1657; and was one of a committee to lay out a highway from Weymouth to Dorchester, 25 Dec. 1648. "

Origin: Unknown

  • Birth: About 1594 (aged 40 on 20 March 1634/5 [Hotten 284]' aged "74 or thereabouts" on 24 May 1667 [SPR 1:530) Death: Weymouth 5 June 1667 (from inventory) (1)

Sources

  1. Henry Kingman, in Anderson, Robert Charles; George F. Sanborn; and Melinde Lutz Sanborn. The Great Migration: Immigrants to New England, 1634-1635. (NEHGS, 1999-2011), 4:180.

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Henry Kingman, aged 40, Joane, his wife, aged 39, Edward Kingman, his son aged 16, Joane, his daughter, aged 11, Anne, his daughter, aged 9, Thomas, his son, aged 7, John, his son, aged 2 years, and John Ford, his servant aged 30 years, sailed from Weymouth in Dorsetshire on or near 20 Mar. 1634-35 in Rev. Joseph Hull's Company, and arrived at Dorchester, 7 June, 1635. (Register, 25: 14.)


http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=oliverpedigree&id=I6998&style=TABLE
Henry Kingman, along with his wife (Joanna Drake Kingman) and their six children, was a member of the Hull Party, a group of 105 people under the leadership of Reverend Joseph Hull. The group set sail on the Mary Gould from Weymouth, Dorcetshire on March 20, 1635. They landed at Boston, Massachusetts Bay Colony on May 6, 1635. The group stayed in Boston briefly before heading out to a permanent settlement in Wessagusset (renamed Weymouth a few months later). Henry set about accumulating land and became what was for that time a large landowner (about 42 acres). He was a prominent member of the community and described as enterprising and energetic. Weymouth must have been a quite conservative place at the time because the Reverend Hull was dismissed from the parish for his liberal views and so moved to Hingham.

Henry died in Weymouth on July 5, 1667. He is buried in Union Cemetery in Brockton, MA.

Source: Descendants of Henry Kingman, written by Bradford Kingman and published in 1912 https://archive.org/stream/descendantsofhen00king/descendantsofhen00king_djvu.txt

His will is part of this document


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Henry Kingman, of Weymouth's Timeline

1593
1593
England
1593
England
1593
England
1593
England
1595
1595
Frome, Somersetshire, England
1595
Frome, Somerset, England, United Kingdom
1619
1619
Age 24
Frome, Somerset, England
1623
1623
Age 28
Frome, Somersetshire, England
1625
1625
Age 30
Probably Frome, Somerset, England