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Ruhamah Hersey (Hallett)

Also Known As: "Ruhamah Bourne"
Birthdate: (70)
Birthplace: Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts
Death: September 13, 1714 (70)
Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts, USA
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Andrew "Gentleman" Hallett, of Yarmouth and Andrew Hallett's 1st wife
Wife of Job Bourne and William Hersey, II
Mother of John Bourne, I; Dea. Timothy Bourne; Hannah Morey; Eleazer Bourne; John Bourne, II and 1 other
Sister of Abigail Alden; Dorcas Hallett; Jonathan Hallett and John Hallett
Half sister of Mehitable Dexter

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About Ruhamah Hersey

On 14 Dec 1664 Job married Ruhamah Hallett, daughter of Andrew Hallett (ca 1615-16 Mar 1683/4) & his unknown 1st wife in Sandwich, MA.169 Born ca 1644. She married 2nd to William Hersey of Hingham. Ruhamah died aft 13 Sep 1714.

Children include:

  1. 12794 i. Dea. Timothy Bourne (18 Apr 1666-28 Mar 1744)
  2. 12795 ii. Hannah Bourne (18 Apr 1667-aft 1 Sep 1732)
  3. 12796 iii. Eleazer Bourne (20 Jul 1670-)
  4. 12797 iv. John Bourne (2 Nov 1672-13 Aug 1747)
  5. 12798 v. Hezekiah Bourne (25 Sep 1675-)

Notes for Ruhamah Hallett: Richard Bourne of Sandwich, Mass., by Lydia B. (Phinney) Brownson and MacLean W. McLean, 1964, NEHGR, 118 pg 198:

Rebecca (Chubbuck) Hersey, wife of William Hersey of Hingham died there 1 June 1686, and her widower m. secondly, Ruhamah, widow of Job Bourne. William Hersey's will, dated 1689, names "now wife Ruhamah." This marriage is proved by the fact that "Ruhamah Hersey dau. of *Ana Hallet of Yarmouth, widow deceased," made oath to the inventory as Executrix (under her mother's will ) 13 April 1694. In 1699 her son Timothy Bourne sold a parcel of land in Agawam to "my honoured mother Ruhamah Hersey of the town of Sandwich" and she was still living 13 Sept. 1714 when she is described as "Mrs. Ruhamah Hersey" in a quitclaim by Job bourne's heirs (vide post).

  • See "Ann (Besse) Hallett, Stepmother of Abigail (Hallett) Alden" (The American Genealogist, vol. 26, p. 193-195, Oct. 1950), in which it is argued that the textratrix [Ann (Besse) Hallett] was not the mother of Ruhama 9Hallett) Bourne. The facts as submitted by the author, Mrs. John E. Barclay, seem to us to be reasonable conclusive.


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Ruhamah Hersey's Timeline

Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts
Age 21
Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States
April 18, 1666
Age 22
Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts
November 18, 1667
Age 23
Sandwich, Barnstable County, Massachusetts, United States
July 20, 1670
Age 26
Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachussetts
November 2, 1672
Age 28
Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States
September 25, 1675
Age 31
Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States
September 13, 1714
Age 70
Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts, USA