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Samuel Elwell

Birthdate: (61)
Birthplace: Dorchester Center, Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States
Death: November 4, 1696 (61)
Gloucester, Essex County, Massachusetts, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Robert Elwell, of Gloucester and Joane Elwell
Husband of Esther Elwell, Accused Witch
Father of Samuel Elwell, II; Jacob Elwell; Robert Elwell; Esther Elwell; Sarah Elwell and 6 others
Brother of Mary Gardner; John Elwell; Capt. Isaac Elwell; Josiah Elwell; Alice Bennett and 6 others

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About Samuel Elwell

2. Samuel1 Elwell (Robert1), born at Dorchester, in 1635 or 1636, married Esther, daughter of Osman or Osmund Dutch and Grace, his wife. He sold June 21, 1678, land given him by his father-inlaw. Grace, widow of Osmund Dutch, sold to her son-in-law Samuel Elwell, Sen., a tract of salt marsh at Little Good Harbour, June 30, 1694. Alice Mecham, of Ipswich, widow; Grace Hodgskins, of Ipswich (who had sons, Thomas and Christopher, in 1704); and Mary, wife of Joseph Elwell, Samuel's brother, were also daughters of Mr. Dutch.

Samuel Elwell was one of the signers to the agreement with Kev. John Emerson about the town grist-mill, in May, 1664; and, in the year 1695, being then 60 years old, he deposed to the document. He resided at Gloucester. He died about 1697. The widow died Sept 6, 1721, aged about 82 years. Children:

  1. Samuel,1 b. March 14, 1659. 
  2. Jacob,3 b. Aug. 10, 1662. 
  3. Robert,1 b. Dec. 13, 1664. 
  4. Esther,1 b. Aug. 25, 1667. 
  5. Sarah,1 b. and d. in 1670. 
  6. Ebenezer,1 b. Feb. 29,1670-1. 
  7.  Hannah,3 b. Aug. 11, 1674; m. Jan. 2, 1695, Joseph Gardner. 
  8. Elizabeth,1 b. July 30, 1678. 
  9. Thomas.1 His house-lot in Gloucester is referred to in the description of the location of his brother Ebenezer's. (1) 


  1. NEHGR Vol 30. Page 30.
  2. Davis, Walter Goodwin, and Gary Boyd Roberts Introduction. Massachusetts and Maine Families in the Ancestry of Walter Goodwin Davis (1885-1966): A Reprinting, in Alphabetical Order by Surname, of the Sixteen Multi-Ancestor Compendia (plus Thomas Haley of Winter Harbor and His Descendants). (Baltimore, Maryland, United States: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc. [1], 1996), Secondary quality


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Samuel Elwell's Timeline

April 1635
Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States
March 28, 1639
Age 3
Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, United States
August 28, 1639
Age 4
August 28, 1639
Age 4
August 28, 1639
Age 4
March 14, 1659
Age 23
Gloucester, Essex County, Massachusetts, United States
August 11, 1662
Age 27
Gloucester, Essex, MA
December 13, 1664
Age 29
August 25, 1667
Age 32
Gloucester, Essex, MA