Person:Elizabeth Nichols (7)

Elizabeth Nichols
b.est 1637
m. bef 1635
  1. Esther Nichols - 1679/80
  2. Elizabeth Nicholsest 1637 - 1713
  3. Hannah Nicholsest 1639 - bef 1693
  • HThomas Bowenest 1634 - bet 1663
  • WElizabeth Nicholsest 1637 - 1713
m. est 1660
  1. Dr. Richard Bowen1660 - 1736/37
  2. Abijah Bowen1663 - 1746
m. bet 11 Apr 1663 and 2 May 1667
  1. Hannah Fuller
  2. Experience Fuller
  3. John Fuller
  4. Elizabeth Fuller1663 - BEF 1724
  5. Mercy Fuller1673 - 1735
  6. Isaac FullerAft 1681 - Bef 1727
Facts and Events
Name[1][2] Elizabeth Nichols
Gender Female
Birth[2] est 1637
Marriage est 1660 to Thomas Bowen
Marriage bet 11 Apr 1663 and 2 May 1667 to Rev. Samuel Fuller
Alt Death[2] 4 Nov 1713
Death[1][2] 11 Nov 1713 Plympton, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States
Burial[4] Nemasket Hill Cemetery, Middleborough, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States

Evidence Helping to Identify Hester Nichols as the First Wife of John Prentice of New London

"We come now to a consideration of the identity of Hester, the first wife of John Prentice. There are two important pieces of evidence, both in the New London County Court Records. The first is in vol. 2, p. 52, and is dated probably 2 May 1669; the year date looks somewhat like 1667, but the last figure nay be a '9' open at the top, and the date of recording is plainly 10 June 1669. The record reads in part: 'Elizabeth Fuller of the Towne of Plimouth in the Jurisdiction of Plimouth … sometimes the wife of Thomas Bowein Late of Rehoboth in the Jurisdiction Aforesd Cooper Deceased And Samuell ffuller of the Towne of Pllmoth Aforesd doe hereby make ordaine frame And Constitute our well beLoued Brother in Lawe John Prentice of new London Jn Newengland Blacksmith our true And Lawfull Atornye …' [reference is made to the will of Bowein dated 11 Apr. 1663, which gave two parcels of land at New London to Elizabeth, and the document is a power of attorney to Prentice to sell this land]. Witnesses: Thomass Cushman, Bridgett ffuller."[5]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Nichols, John, in Jacobus, Donald Lines. History and Genealogy of the Families of Old Fairfield. (New Haven, Conn.: The Tuttle, Morehouse & Taylor Company, 1930-1932), 1:434.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Samuel Fuller, in Roser, Susan E. Mayflower Increasings (2nd Edition). (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc. [1], 1995), 60.

    "… Elizabeth (Nichols) Bowen <MD 39:86>, (dau of John Nichols), b. c1637, d. 11 Nov. 1713, Plympton <MD 2:140>; Middleboro Dths:70 (Says 4th

  3.   Plympton, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States. Vital Records of Plympton, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1923), 479.

    'Fuller, …
    Elizebeth, wid. Sam[ue]ll ("formerly minester att Middleborough"), Nov. 11, 1713, aged, in P.'

  4. Elizabeth Nichols Fuller, in Find A Grave.
  5. Jacobus, Donald Lines, and Clarence Almon Torrey. John(2) Prentice of New London, Conn. and His Two Nichols Wives. American Genealogist (D.L. Jacobus). (Apr 1958), 34:83-84.