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Lydia Fish (Miller)

Also Known As: "Lydia"
Birthdate: (89)
Birthplace: Rowley, Essex, MA, USA
Death: Died in Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Rev. John Miller and Lydia Miller
Wife of Nathaniel Fish
Mother of Thomas Fish; Nathan Fish; Samuel Fish; Nathan Fish; Elnathan Fish, Sr. and 1 other
Sister of Mehitable Crowell (Miller); Susanna Miller; Mary Whittmore and John Miller of Ashton and Yarmouth
Half sister of Elizabeth Frost; Hannah Frost (Miller) and Faith Winslow (Miller)

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About Lydia Fish

Name: Lydia Miller Spouse: Fish Parents: John Miller, Lydia Combs Birth Place: Essex, Rowley, MA Birth Date: 2 Feb 1640 Marriage Date: 1660 Death Date: 1729

Lydia (?) Miller was born on 2 December 1640 in Rowley, Massachusetts. She was the daughter of John (Reverend) Miller and Lydia Coombs.

It is unlikely that Lydia Miller's sister, Mehitable, was the first wife of Nathaniel Fish, since Mehitable Crow or Crowell of Yarmouth is mentioned in wills of that era as a sister of John Miller of Yarmouth. John Miller did not have two sisters.

Other sources say that the first wife of Nathaniel Fish is unknown. They married in 1643 and she was dead by the time he married Lydia Miller in 1647. I don't believe that the dates work for the first wife of Nathaniel Fish to be a child of John Miller and Lydia Coombs.

Married Nathaniel Fish in Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts, USA in 1643.


Note: The could be the birth and death dates of Nathaniel Fish's first wife.

  • Birth: 1624 in Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States.
  • Death: 1658 in Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States.
  • Parents unknown

http://www.treetreetree.org.uk/Fish.htm#Nathaniel cites Torrey's Marriages, which gives the first wife of Nathaniel Fish as unknown.


Lydia Miller was born on 2 Feb 1640 at Rowley, Massachusetts. She was the daughter of John (Reverend) Miller and Lydia Coombs. 1665 - Marriage to Nathaniel Fish at Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts, USA. Lydia Miller was the sister of Nathaniel's first wife, Mehitable. Parents: John Miller (1604–1653) & Lydia Combs (1610–1658). Children: Samuel Fish (1668–1692) & Elnathan Fish, Sr. (1675–1738).

Nathaniel Fish in the U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 Name: Nathaniel Fish Gender: Male Birth Place: England Birth Year: 1618 Spouse Name: Lydia Miller Spouse Birth Place: of MA Marriage Year: 1665

Nathaniel Fish Estate [from roots web] Posted 21 Aug 2015 by shustons   DEATH: Age 75, 1693, in Sandwich,Barnstable,Massachusetts.

WILL: Published in the Abstracts of Barnstable County Probate Records pages 66 & 67."An Invintory of Estate of Nathaniel Fish of Sandwich" was taken 14 March 1693/4 by Daniel Wing, Sr . and John Miller. the real estate was "house five acres of upland and three acres of meadow."

"Lydia Fish vid Relict of Nathaniel Fish" made oath to the inventory, 4 Oct 1694.

The estate was settled by the probate court, 4 Oct 1694 as follows; It being made appeare that Sd Fish before marriage to Lydia Miller his last wife did oblige him self under his hand with witness there unto; to give to her Sd Lydia as much more at his death as he had with her which was about sixty pounds and finding his Estate Left to come Exceeding Short to answer that promise and Ingagement do see cause to settel all that little Estate that is left on his widow Lydia Fish.

Administration was granted to "Sd Lydia Fish vid and her brother John Miller of Yarmouth."

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Lydia Fish's Timeline

1640
April 12, 1640
Rowley, Essex County, Massachusetts, United States
December 2, 1640
Rowley, Essex, MA, USA
1659
November 27, 1659
Age 18
Sandwich, Barnstable County, Massachusetts, America
1665
August 24, 1665
Age 24
Sandwich, Barnstable Co., Massachusetts
1666
1666
Age 25
Sandwich, Barnstable County, Massachusetts, United States
1668
August 10, 1668
Age 27
Sandwich, Barnstable, Ma
1670
1670
Age 29
Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts, USA
1675
July 19, 1675
Age 34
Pembroke, Plymouth, MA, USA
1729
1729
Age 88
Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States