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Sarah Hughes (Hungerford)

Birthplace: New London, New London, CT
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Thomas Hungerford, of Hartford and 1st wife of Thomas Hungerford
Wife of Lewis Hughes, of Lyme
Sister of Thomas Hungerford, ll
Half sister of Hannah Ross

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About Sarah Hughes

Daughter of Thomas Hungerford of Hartford and his first wife, whose name is not known. Sarah lived with her Aunt Anne Leigh and later married Lewis Hughes of Lyme.


Loving Sister:

After my Love and obliged Repects to you selfe and your good husband though as yet unknowne there are to Lett you understand I have received now two Letters from you wherein I understand you desire and I cannot but acknowledge your Love to me and my child. We are remott and fare distant in regard of our outward residents and therefore my Loving sister I cannot doe as I would though the things I would doe may much endure to ye good of myself and myne. I have formerly inclined to send my daughter to you it is only want of convenient opertunity to come with my daughter see that I might give you a visit. I am full of season and find it hard so to dispose of my business as that I may find time to come to you and soe to bring my daughter alonge with me. I had some thoughts of coming now befor winter but upon further consideration being winter at hand an my occasion & hay would sufer in my absents. I conclude God willing if that I and my daughter Live to come and see you in ye spring and for my daughter to continue with. I do not question your Love to me and my child at all. I have heard well of you and I love you and my respects are to you with many thanks to you for you Love and care of my child I shall not Right much more intending to see you in ye spring and then we shall I hope understand one anothers minds fully. I shall not trouble you any further at present but comiting you and yrs to ye protection of Almighty God I remayne

Your Loving Brother, Thomas Hungerford

Pequott, November 2, 1657

That the plan suggested in the letter was carried out may be inferred from the will of John Leigh of Ipswich, Mass., dated June 12, probated Sept. 16, 1671, and recorded at Salem, which contains a provision to Sarah Hungerford:

Item, I give unto Sarah Hungerford, besides what I have given her already, Twenty pounds to be payed her by my two sons, ten pounds apiece at her marriage, Provided that she proceeds orderly therein, and shall continue to live with my wife till that time in ye same way as hitherto she hath done." ("John Leigh of Agawam" pp.75)

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New London, New London, CT