Four generations of RICHARDSONs 1917

Four generations of RICHARDSONs 1917
William Richardson, Alice Josephine Richardson Dakin, Robert Worthington Richardson, Harry Bogart Richardson
Showing posts with label DAKIN Simon. Show all posts
Showing posts with label DAKIN Simon. Show all posts

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Hunting & Finding GGGGG'grandparents in the Mass Vital Records




The Massachusetts vital records have recently been released on Ancestry.com.  This is the wonderful work of  Jay and DeLene Holbrook who spent over thirty years collecting Massachusetts vital dating records from 1620 through 1988.  The records cover 315 of the 351 cities and towns in Massachusetts.

Such a a gift to the genealogy community, such a labor of  love by the Holbrooks.  As you can tell these records are the actual originals not the transcriptions.  These are the records I would never be able to see if I went looking for them.  Many are too fragile.

I went searching last night.  Above is the announcement of my GGGGG'grandparents intent to marry, Simon Dakin (Daykin) of Concord and Huldah Worcester (Wooster) of Newbury.  Here is a close up of their posting in the Newbury Town Records.



and here is the list of publishments of intention to marry:




I also found another one of my  GGGGG'grandparents marriage:





Jabez Vaughan Jr and Lois Soule (Soul) who married in Middleborough MA on 25 August 1763.



So, I must say my first attempt at searching the new vital records for Massachusetts was successful.  May I continue to find my family.





Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Tombstone Tuesday: Simon DAKIN

Buried in Main St Burial Ground, Concord MA is my 6G'grandfather Simon Dakin.


It was so bright that it was actually easier to read with a shadow on it even though it make it look like it had legs!


 Here LIES BURIED
Ye BODY OF
Mr SIMON DAKIN
WHO DEPARTED
THIS LIFE
JANUARY Ye 11th
1739 IN Ye 76
YEAR OF HIS AGE

Simon DAKIN was born in Concord in 1663, son of Thomas DAKIN who was one of the persons who had first division lands.  He did not live in Concord his whole life, he went with others from Boston to South Carolina in December 1695.  They found a settlement originally called Newington and then re-named Dorchester (after Dorchester MA).  The settlement was not a success and Simon returned to Concord around 1700 to 1702.