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Daniel Abbott, I

Birthplace: Bidlestone, Suffolk, England
Death: circa 1647 (54-71)
Providence, Providence, Rhode Island
Place of Burial: Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Thomas Abbott and Mary Unknown
Husband of Mary Abbott
Father of Deputy Gov. Daniel Abbott, II and Mary Catherine Walling
Brother of Isaac Abbott; Susan Abbott; Elizabeth Abbott; Israel Abbott; Agnes Abbott and 2 others

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About High Sheriff Daniel Abbott

He emigrated on 8-Apr-1630 from London, Middlesex, England. He immigrated between 26-May-1630 and 10-Jun-1630; aboard one of the eleven ships in the Winthrop Fleet, made up of the Arabella, Ambrose, Jewel, Talbot, Charles, Mayflower, William & Francis, Hopewell, Whale, Success and Trial. He was of juror on 18-Sep-1630. On 18-May-1631 Daniel Abbott was listed as a freeman at Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts; freeman. He owned lots 15 and 16 on what were afterwards called Mount Auburn and Croked or Holyoke Streets near the meeting house in 1635 at Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts. He was was fined 5s for refusing to watch which was remitted on 18-May-1638. He left Cambridge for Providence, Rhode Island on 4-Jun-1639. The Court appointed administrators to settle the estate. They were instructed to "take the goods belonging to the children of Daniel Abbott, deceased into your hands and take notice of the goats and also take care of them; see to the disposal of them and bring in a list into the town and record (it)." Another estate paper was filed. The court ordered that "Thomas Harris and Nicholas Power shall equally divide the goats and goods and what else that belongs to the orphans of Daniel Abbott, deceased and possess Thomas Walling, husband of Mary Abbott, daughter of Daniel, with one-half of the goats and goods and the other half to Daniel, son of the deceased." On 28-May-1651.

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  • 'Elisha Wallen the Longhunter By Carolyn D. Wallin
  • Elisha Wallen the Longhunter By Carolyn D. Wallin
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  • The First Generation
  • 1. THOMAS WALLING I - Thomas was probably born in 1627 ca.1,10 "It was believed that he came from Plymouth Colony, wher Joyce Wallen, widow of Ralph had sold him land."1,7 His death date has not been found in any records, but his will was dated 7-19-1674 or 1675, and proved in court on 11-22-1675 in Providence, R. I. 1,9,10,11
  • His first marriage was to Mary Abbott, between the dates of January 22nd and May 28th of 1651.1 Mary was the daughter of 'Daniel Abbott I who died "intestate" in 1650. Daniel Abbott "came in 1630 in Governor Winthrop's fleet to Massachusetts and was in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1634."12 Mary's mother died in 1643 ca.'1 Thomas' wife Mary died in 1669.13
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  • 'Descendants of George Abbott, of Rowley, Mass., of his joint descendants with George Abbott, sr., of Andoer, Mass.; of the descendants of Daniel Abbott, of Providence, R. I.; of some of the descendants of Capt. Thomas Abbott, of Andover, Mass.; of George Abbott, of Norwalk Ct.; of Robert Abbott, of Branford Ct.; with brief notes of many others of the name, original settlers in the United States. By Major Lemuel Abijah Abbott .. (1906)
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  • ' DANIEL ABBOTT of Cambridge, says Savage, probably came in the fleet with Winthrop, 1630. He asked for admission as freeman, Oct. 19, 1630, and was admitted May 18, 1631. This was previous to the union of the Colonies of Plymouth and Massachusetts Bay. To obtain this privilege it was necessary to be a church member. In 1635 he owned lots 15 and 16 on what were afterwards called Mount Auburn and Crooked or Holyoke Sts., near the Meeting-house, Cambridge, Mass. The latter lot, with a house thereon, was assigned him by the Proprietors' Committee, Oct. 10, 1635; this he afterwards sold to John Russell. He was fined 5s. for refusing to watch, May 18, 1638, which was remitted. He moved to Providence, R. I., 1639, and was one of 54 of the first settlers there to receive a " homelot in 16 — . The land of the Colony was deeded by Roger Williams and his wife Mary, 1638, and was afterwards divided into " homelots " and "six acre lots." In the clerk's office at Providence is "a revised list" — save corrections and additions — "of lands and meadows as they were originally lotted from the beginning of the Plantation of Providence in Narragansett Bay, N. E., " to the settlers.*
  • ' The record of the Colony is very meagre up to the time of Abbott's death in 1647 — the same year that George Abbott of Rowley, Mass., died — and very little is known of Daniel. There is no record of his family in Cambridge. He was evidently well-to-do for that day, and must have been able, as both his son Daniel2 and gr.-son Daniel3 were prominent in the affairs of the Colony, the former being several years town clerk, mem. of the G. C, and the latter, a prosperous
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  • 'merchant, was much occupied with town affairs, a mem. of the Council, repeatedly a mem. of the G. C, and several times Deputy or Lt. Governor of the Colony, The family history is most interesting, but brief, as the male line of descent became extinct with the third generation. His wife Mary d. 1643, "or thereabouts." The only record of her is that of her death, which evidently was not made till some years afterward. The only record of the settlement of his estate is as follows: "The Court ordered 27th, 5th mo. 1650 (so called), that Nicholas Power and Gregory Dexter shall take the goods belonging to the children of Daniell [his name is spelled with two l's in all the records] Abbot decd, into their hands, and take notice of the Goats and also care for them, to see to the disposal of them and bring in a list into the town and record them."* On " 28th of 5th mo. 1651," the Court ordered "that Thomas Harris and Nicholas Power shall equally divide the Goats and goods and what else that belongs to the orphans of Daniell Abbott, decd., and possesse Thomas Walling, husband of Mary Abbott, dau. of Daniell, with one half of the Goats and goods, &c., and the other half to order to Daniel, son of decd."t The following appears in the town records, Apr. 27, 1680, after his death : " Voted by the town that whereas there is noe record in o'r Town book now found extant that Daniell Abbott of Providence, decd, was an equal proprietor with ye rest of ye partners, though known to be, it is ordered that his son Daniell, heir by right of succession be now recorded a purchaser in place of his father." Mrs. Abbott must have been a capable woman, as her only son was one of the best and most painstaking town clerks of his time, and his education was probably largely due to her. The surname is spelled with two t's in the old records.
  • ' Had 2 chil. (2d gen.) :
    • 2 Mary2 Abbott, b. __ ; d. __ ; m. Thomas Walling, of Providence.
    • The following unique and quaintly expressed extract from a letter by Roger Williams to the Colony will explain itself : . . . .
    • 3 Daniel2 Abbott, b. ___ .
    • A Robert Calwell is mentioned in the records as a son-in-law of a Daniel Abbott, 1682. There may have been another dau. not mentioned in the records.
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    • Daniel2 Abbott ('Daniel1') was probably b. in New England. He m. in Providence, R. I., Dec. 25, 1678, "Margarett" Walling, widow probably, of Thomas, whose first wife was probably Daniel's sister Mary, as Thomas mentions wife "Margret" in his will and Daniel as his bro.-in-law, and made him one of the "overseers" of his (Thomas's) will dated July 19, 1674. Daniel took the oath . . . .
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The son of Thomas & Rebecca Abbott of Bildeston, Suffolk England, Daniel immigrated to America with the Winthrop Fleet on 8 Apr 1630. He was a freeman, indicating he was at least the age 21 years. Recently, a baptismal record was located for him which shows he was of age 46 years when he came to America. This aligns well with his death in 1647 at a more reasonable age of 63 years.

England & Wales Christening Records 1530-1980: Name: Daniell Abbott Gender: Male Christen Date: 7 Jun 1584 Christen Place: Bildeston, Suffolk, England Father's name: Thomas Abbott Mother's name: Rebecca

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High Sheriff Daniel Abbott's Timeline

Bidlestone, Suffolk, England
Middlesex, Massachusetts, British Colonial America
December 13, 1634
Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island, Colonial America
Age 63
Providence, Providence, Rhode Island
Age 63
Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, United States