Packard, Samuel

Packard, Samuel

Male 1612 - 1684  (71 years)

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  • Name Packard, Samuel  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5
    Born 17 Sep 1612  Wymondham, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5, 6
    Gender Male 
    Died 11 Jul 1684 
    Person ID I131  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 3 Dec 2018 

    Father Packard, George,   b. 1579, Stonham, Aspal, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1 Dec 1623, Colmans Whitsun, Stonham Aspal, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 44 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Wyther, Mary,   b. 13 Jan 1574, Woolpit, Stonham, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Aug 1652, Stowmarket, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 27 Mar 1600  Woolpit, Suffolk Co., England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 4, 5, 7
    Family ID F600  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family (Packard), Elizabeth,   b. Abt 1614, Wymondham, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Oct 1694, Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 80 years) 
    Married 1632  England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Packard, Mary,   b. 1637,   d. 7 Jun 1697, Weymouth, Suffolk, Ma Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years)  [natural]
     2. Packard, Samuel,   b. 1641, Hingham, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Jun 1697, Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years)  [natural]
     3. Packard, Hannah,   b. 1643, Weymouth, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Apr 1727, Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)  [natural]
     4. Packard, Israel,   b. Abt 1645, Hingham, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1680, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 35 years)  [natural]
     5. Packard, Elizabeth,   b. 19 Jul 1646, Hingham, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1683, Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 36 years)  [natural]
     6. Packard, Jael,   b. Abt 1647, Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Mar 1775, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 128 years)  [natural]
     7. Packard, Deborah,   b. Abt 1648, Hingham, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1 Jul 1725, Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 77 years)  [natural]
     8. Packard, Zaccheus,   b. Abt 1650, Hingham, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Aug 1723, Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 73 years)  [natural]
     9. Packard, Jane,   b. 20 Apr 1651, Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1661, Hingham, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 11 years)  [natural]
     10. Packard, Abigail,   b. 20 Apr 1651, Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1651, Hingham, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     11. Packard, Deliverance,   b. Bef 11 Jul 1652, Hingham, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1729, Hingham, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 76 years)  [natural]
     12. Packard, Thomas,   b. 1653,   d. Bef 1684, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 30 years)  [natural]
     13. Packard, John,   b. 20 Jul 1655, Weymouth, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Mar 1741, Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)  [natural]
     14. Packard, Nathaniel,   b. 1657, Weymouth, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 May 1720, Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 3 Dec 2018 
    Family ID F105  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 17 Sep 1612 - Wymondham, Suffolk, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1632 - England Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 


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      Samuel Packard the immigrant, early of Weymouth and Hingham came on the ship "The Diligent" and ultimately settled in Bridgewater. He and his wife, Elizabeth ______ had numerous children. For Packard descendants, of course, his will should be of interest, but it is also interesting to note that she late in life married John Washburne, son of John and Margery Washburn and the husband of Elizabeth Mitchell, Mayflower Descendant. He died within a few years of the marriage, being then about 65. Note the interesting comment as it relates to a bequest for dau. Jael, current wife of John Smith, in which he seems to, but perhaps not necessarily, expresses some distaste for Smith

      Samuel Packard Will:

      [4:2:96] (MD 15:4:253+)

      On 29 October, 1684, "Samuell Packer senir of Bridgwater .... yeoman" made his will.
      Bequests were as follows:

      "unto my loveing wiff Elizabeth all that my farm in the said Towne of Bridgwater which I now Dwell upon Containing" 36 acres "with all the houses Lands and Meddowes belonging to the said farme, During the tearm of her Naturall Life;" also "all my Share of Meddow Lying att a place in Bridgwater Called Bulls hole" for life; "end alsoe all my goods and Cattles" for life; also £40 in money for life.

      "unto Samuell Packer my eldest son" 64 acres of land in Bridgewater "which his Dwelling house Now stands upon .... buting upon West meadow brook on the east side of the said brooke and Runing east & west"; also 25 acres of land in Bridgewater "which is not yett Layed out"; also "one Lott of Meddow" in Bridgewater "in the West meadow on the south east syde of .... the west meadow Brooke"; also "one Lott of Meddow" in Bridgewater "in the Great Meddow on the North east side of the pond Joyning to the pond"

      "unto my son Zacheus Packer .... the house wherin hee my said son Zacheus Packer Dwelleth in with the Land therunto belonging which is" 24 acres lying in Bridgewater; also "my Lott of Meddow" in Bridgewater "in the west meddow on the Norwest syde of the brooke"; also "a Lott of" 50 acres in Bridgewater "by the Bay. Path bounded on the south side by Marke Laythorpes Land"; also "one Lott of Meddow" in Bridgewater "in the Great meadow on the southeast side of the River"

      "unto my son John Packer" 70 acres in Bridgewater "on the Eastward side of the River; alsoe .... one lott of Meddow in "Meddow Called Poor Meddow Lying in the said Bridgwater, alsoe .... all my lott of Land att Teticut;"

      "unto my son Nathaniel Packer .... two third prtes of my aforsaid farm lying in Bridgwater which I Now Dwell upon Containing" 36 acres of land more or less "That is to say of
      all the houses Lands and Meddowes belonging to the said farme, to enter upon it emediately after the Decease of my said wife;"

      "The other third prte of my said farme that I Dwell Now upon in the said Towne of Bridgwater; That is to say one third prte of the houses Land and meddowes belonging to the said farme I give & bequeath unto my Grand Child Israell Agur and to his heires .... hee or they to enter upon it Imediately after the Decease of my said wife;"

      "unto my said son Nathaniell: Packer .... the one halfe of my lott of" 50 acres in Bridgewater lying "Next to Joseph Bassetts lott Neare to the Pond; alsoe I Give .... unto my said Grand Child Israell Augur and to his heires .... the other halfe of the said Lott of fifty acrees of land; to be equally Devided between the said Nathaniel Packer My son and the said Israell Augur; they and both of them to enter upon it Imediately after my Decease;"

      "unto my said son Nathaniel Packer and To his heires and assignes for ever the one halfe of my Share of meadow in Bridgwater lying there att a place Called Bulls hole; hee or they to enter upon it after the Decease of my said wife; alsoe I give and bequeath unto my Grand [p. 97] Child Issraell Augur and to his heires and assignes for ever, the other halfe of my said Share of meadow lying att Said bulls hole, hee or they, to enter upon itt after the Decease of my said wife ;"

      "I Give and bequeath unto the said Elizabeth Packer my wife and to her heires and assignes for ever all my Lott Containing twenty Acrees of land lying and being in Bridgwater; between the Land of mr James Keith on the one side and the Land of Joseph haward on the other side, buting upon the pond Called Satuckett pond;"

      "unto my fouer sones (viz) Samuell Packer Zacheus Packer John Packer and Nathaniell Packer; and to my Grandchild Issrael . Augur .... all my Right & title of Comons and Comonage which I Now have in the Townshipp of Bridgwater to be equally Devided betwixt them them five excepting som prticular prsells of land already Given by will and are not yett Layed out

      and alsoe my will is that my five Daughters Mary Phillips the wife of Richard Phillips and hannah Randall The wife of Tho: Randall Jaell Smith the wife of John Smith and Daborah Washburn the wife of Samuell Washburn and Deliverance Washburn The wife of Thomas Washburn with my Grand Child Deliverance Augur shall have equally Devided amongst them six all what mony or Chattles shalbe left after the Decease of my said wife Elizabeth Packer;

      alsoe my will is That as Concerning my Daghter Jaell Smith the wife of John Smith that the prte of the Mony and Chattles above Named that shalbe Due to my said Daughter Jaell after the Decease of my said wife Elizabeth Packer shall not be Delivered to the said John Smith; but shalbe Desposed of to my said Daughter Jaell for her Comfort by the executors of my said
      Will; alsoe my will is that my Grand Child Deliverance Augur shall have a heifer; when shee my said Grandchild is of age; and alsoe I Give unto my Grandchild Deliverance Augur one bed; with such furniture to it as is now in the house; I Doe mean a feather bed after the Decease of My said wife, Elizabeth Packer"

      "my said son Nathaniel: Packer shall pay unto my Executors heerafter mencioned" £10 in money "when hee .... shall Come to Injoy his prte of the farme that I have before mencioned and Given him in this My will"

      "to my two Grandchildren Samuell Packer, and Daniell Packer the son of my son Samuell Packer ten shillings apeece in Mony; ,

      "to my Grandchild Issraell Packer; the son of my son Zacheus Packer: ten shillings in Mony"

      "to my Grandchild Caleb Phillipes the son of Caleb Phillipes ten shillings in Mony"

      "To my Daughter Deliverance the the wife of Thomas Washburn ten acres of land" in Bridgewater, "which said ten acrees is agreed on by the Towne; to lay it Conveniently to the Lott not yett layed out"

      "my beloved wife Elizabeth Packer and my son Samuell Packer; to be Joynt executors"
      "I Desire that mr James Keith and William Brett should be overseers to this my last will"

      The will was signed by a mark and witnessed by John Field, John Ames, Jr., and Shadrack Wilbore. John Field and John Ames, Jr., testified on 3 March, 1684/5, and at the same time" Declared upon the oath they had taken as abovewritten that the said Samuell Packer senir Declared att the time hee signed and sealed this Will .... that hee Intented Thomas Washburne to be a Joynt executor of his Last will & Testament with the other two that in the said Will are Mensioned; and accordingly are alowed of by the Court"

      "An Inventory of the estate of Samuall Packer of the Towne of Bridgwater Deceased the seaventh of November 1684 "No real estate is mentioned and the total is £133, 6s., 6d. "A true and faire apprisall .... taken by us the eleventh of Novem: 1684 as witnesseth our hands Marke Laythorpe John ffeild" "Samuell Packer Junior made oath to this Inventory before the Court held att Plymouth" on 5 March, 1684/5.
      He had an estate probated on 29 Nov 1684 in Plymouth Colony, MA.

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      Source: A Mayflower and New England Study, http://www.mayflowerfamilies.com/wills/samuel1_packard.htm[epackard.ged]

      See Packard's Progress, Feb 1991, for analysis by K. S. Packard, Jr., of the birth order and marriages of Samuel and Elizabeth's children.
      Birth order of Samuel's children has been established of the basis of Samuel Packard's will and Records of Baptism from Rev. Peter Hobart's Journal.[gpackard.ged]

      See Packard's Progress, Feb 1991, for analysis by K. S. Packard, Jr., of the birth order and marriages of Samuel and Elizabeth's children.
      Birth order of Samuel's children has been established of the basis of Samuel Packard's will and Records of Baptism from Rev. Peter Hobart's Journal.

  • Sources 
    1. [S141] Genealogy of Samuel Kingman of Bridgewater Mass and of Abel Packard of Cummington, MA, Rev. Theophilus Packard of Manteno, ILL, (Name: New York, G.W. Whet & Co., Printers & Spruce Street, 1871;), oCS 71 .P12 1871., page 5.
      "Samuel Packard and his wife and one child came from Windham, near Hingham, Corfolk County, England, to Hingham, in Plymouth colony, in 1638. He removed thence to Bridgewater about 1660. His sons, and probably he himself, were solders under Capt. Benjamin Church, in the Indian War with the famous King Philip, in 1675 and 1676. He had six sons and six daughters, vizs.: Elizazbeth, Samuel Jr., Zaqccheus, Thomas, John, Nathaniel, Mary, Hannah, Isreal, Jael, Deborah, and Deliverance. All his children had families. He was appointed to office in Bridgewater in 1664, was licensed to keep an Ordinary in 1670, his will was dated 1684, and it is supposed he died not long afterwards. His age was probably between seventy and eighty years."

    2. [S56] Brigadier Joseph John Packard of London, England, (Name: In Descendants of Samuel Packard Book;).

    3. [S101] Descendants of Samuel Packard, Charles Packard Wight of North Auburn, Maine.

    4. [S101] Descendants of Samuel Packard, Charles Packard Wight of North Auburn, Maine.
      Date of Import: Nov 4, 2000

    5. [S257] My Packard & Hayden Ancestors, Elizabeth Corson, (Name: published on line by Elizabeth Corson, downloaded Nov. 2000;).
      Date of Import: Nov 4, 2000

    6. [S56] Brigadier Joseph John Packard of London, England, (Name: In Descendants of Samuel Packard Book;), date of for baptism.

    7. [S300] Richard Glen Packard of Mesa, AZ, (Name: Gedcom file by Richard;).