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Mercy Raymond (Sands)

Birthdate: (87)
Birthplace: Colony of Rhode Island
Death: May 3, 1741 (87)
East Lyme, New London County, Connecticut Colony
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Capt. James Sands and Sarah Sands
Wife of Joshua Raymond and Joshua Raymond
Mother of Elizabeth Champlin; Sands Raymond; Joshua Raymond; Anna Whiting; Mercy Raymond and 1 other
Sister of Sarah Niles; Capt. John Sands; Samuel Sands; Capt. James Sands; Edward Sands and 1 other

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About Mercy Raymond

Excerpts from:The Chandler Family: The Descendants of William and Annis Chandler who settled in Roxbury 1637:

It was of her brother Joshua Raymond's wife, Mercy Sands- a woman of great thrift and energy- that the following story. a mixture of truth and fable, is told. Capt. Robert (in the ballad, but William in history) Kidd, the noted pirate, made the little harbor on Block Island where Joshua Raymond and his wife Mercy Sands lived, his anchorage ground- alternating with Gardiner's Bay, and she feasted him, supplied him with provisions, and boarded a strange lady whom he called his wife, a considerable time. When he was ready to depart, he bade her hold out her apron, which she did, and he threw in handsful of gold, jewels, and other precious commodities, until it was full as the wages of her hospitality. Hence the source of pleasantry and gossip among the acquaintances of the family, and hence they were popularly said to have been enriched by the apron.[ Caulkins's Hist. New London]

Source::The Chandler Family: The Descendants of William and Annis Chandler who settled in Roxbury. Mass. 1637; George Chandler;Charles Hamilton Printing Co.; Worcester, Mass.; 1883; pg. 43


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Mercy Raymond's Timeline

Colony of Rhode Island
February 16, 1683
Age 29
New Shoreham, Washington, Rhode Island, United States
Age 34
Westerly, RI, United States
January 20, 1697
Age 43
Block Island,New Shoreham,Connecticut,USA
Age 52
New Shoreham, Block Island, Newport County, Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations
May 3, 1741
Age 87
East Lyme, New London County, Connecticut Colony