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Mercy Tubbs (Sprague)

Birthplace: London, England
Death: Died in Providence, RI, USA
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Francis Sprague, of Duxbury and Lydia Sprague
Wife of William Tubbs
Mother of Samuel Tubbs; Bethia Hanmore and William Tubbs, Jr.
Sister of Ann Lawrence; John Sprague and Dorcas Earle

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About Mercy Tubbs

Divorced in 1668 from William Tubbs. Fled to Providence, Rhode Island. One of the first divorces from members of the Plymouth Colony.

The divorce decree clearly indicates that more than "dancing" was involved.

She was in court in Mar 1651/52 in Duxbury, Plymouth Co., MA.) She was in court on Mar 3 1662/63. She was in court on Jun 1 1663 in Duxbury, Plymouth Co., MA. She was separated from William before Jun 8 1664. She moved on Jun 8 1664 to Rhode Island.

When the marital troubles began is not clear. But in Nov. 1653 William sold his home "with the consent of Mercy". This was not an ordinary procedure.As early as Mar. 1651/2 Mercy was before the Court "to answare for mixed dauncing".

William periodically petitioned for a divorce until 3 June 1668 when his pleas were recognized and notice sent to Mercy through the government at RI, where she was living, to return to William or lose all rights and claims against him.

He was divorced from Mercy SPRAGUE on Jul 7 1668 in Duxbury, Plymouth Co., MA.


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Mercy Tubbs's Timeline

London, England
July 1623
Age 3
Arrived Plymouth County, Massachusetts
Age 18
Duxbury, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, U.S.A
Age 28
Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts
Age 34
Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States
June 8, 1664
Age 44
Rhode Island, USA
June 13, 1668
Age 48
Providence, RI, USA
February 27, 1926
Age 48
February 27, 1926
Age 48