d.Aft Sep 1744
Facts and Events
!MARRIAGE: New England Marriages: Prior to 1700 (C. A. Torrey) p. 670
Named in father's will.
- ↑ MISC:
-March 8, 1730 Benjamin Shearman of South Kingstown weaver, with consent of Lydia Potter of South Kingstown widow, who is also mother & guardian to said Benmain for divers good causes & considerations him moving & more especially for 1 piece of land granted to me of 20 1/2 Acres land by Daniel Shearman of South Kingstown, cordwinder, the which land being in full satisfaction to me the said Benjamin Shearman for all my part & possession of all the estate both real & personal that belonged to my Father Thomas Shearman late of Kingstown deceased. Signed: Benj Shearman, Lydia Potter. Witnesses: Sands Helme and Rowse Helme. [South Kingstown Land 1:388-9]
-March 8, 1735/6 Lydia Potter widow appeared TC & desired that the guardianship granted to Joseph Potter of Mary Shearman might be revoked & that the said Lydia Potter might be appointed guardian to said Mary Sherman in his room. Council declined. [South Kingstown TC 3:8]
-April 12, 1736 Isaac Shelden appeard & made complaint that Mary Shearman an orphan child daughter of Josiah Shearmen late of South Kingstown deceased is abused by her guardian Joseph Potter & desires Council to provide a place for said Mary Sherman. Council orderd that Mary Shearman be placed with ther grandmother Lydia Potter in order to be taken care of. [South Kingstown TC 3:9]
-Sept. 1744 Lydia Potter, widow of Thomas Potter late of South Kingstown, vs. Isaac Fowler. In 1729 she had requested the South Kingstown Town Council to order her third of her former husband Thomas Sherman's land, and Nathaniel Niles, Jeremiah Fish, Christopher Helme and Job Babcock were appointed to set it off for her. In Sept. 1744 Nathaniel Nyles was of Groton, CT. [Gleanings from Newport Court Files 1669-1783, 1998, Jane Fletcher Fiske, item 769]
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