Samuel Wolcott, Sr.

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Samuel Wolcott, Sr.

Birthplace: Province of Massachusetts
Death: June 29, 1773 (65-66)
Cheshire, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Hon. Samuel Wolcott
Husband of Mercy Fosdick
Father of William Wolcott and Samuel Wolcott, Jr.

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About Samuel Wolcott, Sr.

Samuel Wolcott, the first ancestor in this line of whom there is no doubt, born 1708 in Cheshire, Massachusetts, was a mariner. Because of his early residence in Boston, the spelling of his name and his mariner occupation, it seems likely that he was part of this family. Samuel Wolcott of Boston married Mercy Fosdick of Charleston in 1725 at Charlestown. In a court case dated 1732, Robert Ball of Charlestown, mariner v. Samuel Wilcot, now or late resident of Charlestown, mariner; Ball claimed that he had loaned Samuel 3L 11s in 1729. On the reverse of this document is found "Arrest 1 Oct. 1732 xxx Samuel Wolcott" and a notation that a bond was given by the defendant, Samuel Wolcutt, sailmaker, of Charlestown, who pled that he had made payment. A deposition in this case reads:

   "Thomas Robenson Marriner of Lawful age Testifieth & Saith that on or about the Year 1729 he the deponent did belong and was Shiped on boord the Sloop Medford whereof Robert Ball was Master in which time this deponent saw Saml Wilcot under the custody of Mr. Joshua Scottow deputy Sherif and that he the said Ball Paid money to release the said Wilcot from going to Gaol the said Wilcot then promising to come to work on board the said Sloop to proceed on a voyage in the said Sloop with him the said Ball and further this deponent saith that the said Saml Willcot came two or three pieces of Days and in that space of time went from the said vessel several times as if he did not incline to work and then wholly absented himself and came no more and by what this deponent could learn while the said Wilcot was on board that the said Robert Ball had lent him the said Wilcot more money at sundry other timmes beside what he paid the Sheriff for his discharge."

A "widow Mary Willcott" was living in Charlestown in 1775, possibly Mercy Fosdick Wolcott. Samuel and Mercy were parents of:

       (4) Samuel Wolcott, baptized in 1727 at Charleston, Suffolk Co. Massachuestts


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Samuel Wolcott, Sr.'s Timeline

Province of Massachusetts
May 28, 1727
Charleston, Suffolk, MA, United States
June 29, 1773
Age 66
Cheshire, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States