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Earliest Settlers: Marshfield, Massachusetts, 1643

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  • Hannah Ring (Sherman) (1668 - 1745)
    Descendant of Mayflower passenger Myles Standish and Descendant of Mayflower passenger Edward Doty. 'Hannah Sherman was born on 21 Feb 1668 in Marshfield, MA she died in Plymouth, MA, on 8 Jul 1745; sh...
  • Lois Ford (c.1672 - 1735)
    Lois Stetson Birth  March 1672  Scituate, MA Died 1 June 1735  Pembroke, MA   Buried Pembroke Centre Cem.   Father  Joseph Stetson,   b. June 1639, Scituate, MA ,   d. 8 May 1724, Scituate, M...
  • Alice Ford (c.1695 - 1733)
    Fourth Generation descendant of Mayflower passenger, Richard Warren. Profile last modified 15 Sep 2020 | Created 10 Mar 2012 Alice Ford formerly Warren Born 3 Sep 1695 in Plymouth, Plymouth, Ma...
  • Joseph Ford, Jr. (1704 - 1804)
  • Susanna Winslow, "Mayflower" Passenger (c.1592 - bef.1675)
    Susanna Jackson Born say 1592, likely of Scrooby, Nottinghamshire Died between 18 December 1654 and 2 July 1675 of Marshfield in the Plymouth Colony Daughter of Richard Jackson and Mary Petting...
  • from: From The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, Volume 7 [July, 1853], pages 276-278

About the year 1632, the inconvenience of going to Plymouth (about 12 miles) for everything being very great, a few precincts were formed, which were subsequently incorporated into towns. To prevent as much as possible a removal of the better sort of persons from Plymouth, it was thought advisable to apportion some of the remotely situated land to such special persons as would promise not to remove, but who would cultivate it by servants in their employ, as farms. Allotments were therefore made of land at a place called Green's Harbor, where no grants had ever been made.

This constituted the beginning of the town of Marshfield; which, although it contained a very fair proportion of the intelligent members of the colony, was not incorporated until sometime afterwards.

  • List of Freemen of 1643, the earliest settlers:
  1. Rev Edw Buckley
  2. Mr Thomas Burne
  3. John Dingley
  4. Mr Nathaniell Thomas
  5. Mr. Wm Thomas
  6. John Russell
  7. Thom Shillingsworth
  8. Robte Waterman
  9. Mr Edward Winslow
  10. Josias Winslow
  11. Kanelme Winslow

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from: Lysander Richard's History of Marshfield, The Online Edition, Volume II, Chapters I & III - Families

  • Alden
  • Ames or Eames
  • Baker
  • Bates
  • Bourne
  • Carver
  • Church
  • Clift
  • Damon
  • Emery
  • Ewell
  • Ford
  • Gardner
  • Hagar
  • Hall
  • Hatch
  • Henry
  • Keene
  • Kent
  • Lapham
  • Leonard
  • Little
  • Macomber
  • Nelson
  • Oakman
  • Peterson
  • Phillipsw
  • Porter
  • Richards
  • Rogers
  • Sherman
  • Sprague
  • Sylvester
  • Thomas
  • Tilden
  • Tolman
  • Trouant
  • White
  • Whiting
  • Willad
  • Williamson
  • Winslow
  • Wright