Family:Edward Adams and Lydia Penniman (1)

Facts and Events
Marriage[4] Abt 1652 Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States
  1.   Torrey, Clarence Almon. New England Marriages Prior to 1700. (1963), p. 3, Secondary quality.

    Edward (1629-1716) & 1/wf Lydia [PENNIMAN]/ ROCKWOOD? (latter prob wrong) (-1676); by 1653; Medfield
    {McIntire Anc. 283; Brainerd Anc. 7; Reg. 83:485 ["Memorial of Raleigh Bullard Adams"]; LBDF&P (1913) 43; NYGBR 12:11 ["Genealogy of Rev. William Adams, D.D."]; Bartlett: H. Adams 80; Allen (,4) 14; Crafts 35; Fulton Anc. 157; Partridge 4; Parker (,9) 329; Vinton Mem. 291; Tingley-Meyers 125, 248; Adams (1898) 7, 189; Tracy (1936) 161-2}.
    [The sources provided by Torrey are all secondary, and offer no proof, hence the two candidates listed. See AndersonS2.]

  2.   Anderson, Robert Charles. The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England, 1620-1633. (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1995), p 1430.

    In 1977 Benjamin Parker Richardson ["Some Adams Questions"] entered a caveat against the identification of Edward Adams as the husband of Lydia Penniman [ TAG 53:37-38], since the will of her father does not name her at all and the will of her mother merely calls her Lydia Adams without naming her husband, and an alternate claim that the wife of Edward Adams was a Lydia Rockwood or Rockett had been made by Abner Morse. We do know from the mother’s will that Lydia did marry an Adams, and a search of Torrey’s New England Marriages Prior to 1700 reveals no other Adams this early with wife Lydia. The only evidence in favor of the Rockwood identification is the choice by two of the children of Nicholas Rockwood of Edward Adams as their guardian. This could happen for other reasons than an Adams-Rockwood marriage, and so Edward Adams is retained as the husband of Lydia Penniman.

  3.   It might also be noted that the given name of Edward's wife Lydia's presumed father James is given to a child of hers while that of Richard Rockwood is not.
  4. The estimated marriage date of about 1652 is based on the birth of daughter "Lidiah" 12 Jul 1753 (see Source:Medfield, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States. Vital Records of Medfield, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850, p. 1:12).