Person:Elizabeth Unknown (986)

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Elizabeth Firman
m. 23 Jun 1614
  1. Elizabeth Firman1615 - 1706
  1. Sarah Beeres1639 - 1639
  2. Sarah Beers1639 - 1723/24
  3. Mary Beers1642 - 1677
  4. Eliezer BeersAbt 1644 - 1691
  5. Judith Beeres1646 - 1721
  6. Elnathan BeeresAbt 1649 - 1696
  7. Jabez Beers1651 - 1718
  8. Elizabeth BeersAbt 1655 - Aft 1729
  9. Richard Beeres1659 -
  10. Abigail Beeres1662 - 1662
Facts and Events
Name Elizabeth Firman
Gender Female
Christening[1] 27 Apr 1615 Nayland, Suffolk, England
Death[3] 16 Jun 1706 Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States
  1. "John Firmin", in Anderson, Robert Charles. The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England, 1620-1633. (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1995)
    p. 678.

    Children of John Firmin and ---- [unknown first wife]: Elizabeth, bp. Nayland, Suffolk, 27 Apr 1615, "possibly" m. by 1639 Richard Beers of Watertown.
    "In the Boston News-letter for 24 June 1706 is the notice of death in Watertown on 16 June of that year of "Mrs. Elizabeth Beers (widow of Capt. John [recte Richard] Beers ...) in the 92 year of her age.... She came to New England in June 1630 being then sixteen year old, and lived in New England 76 years." This would be the right age for the Elizabeth who was baptized to John Firmin in Nayland, and her husband did acquire the estate of John Firmin. He acquired it, however, from a person who had purchased the land from the heirs of John Firmin, and we would have to assume that Richard Beers and his wife had been parties to the sale to Barnabas Fawer, and had then turned around and repurchased the land from him."
    Also, "There are, however, some arguments against the identification." [More than one John Firmin in Nayland, no listing of heirs, nothing connecting Watertown man and Nayland man.]

  2.   Church of England. Parish Church of Nayland (Suffolk), and Charles Partridge. Parish register transcripts, 1557-1812. (Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1978).

    [contents unknown, only viewable at FHC]

  3. Weeks, Lyman Horace, and Edwin Monroe Bacon. An historical digest of the provincial press: being a collation of all items of personal and historic reference relati ng to American affairs printed in the newspapers of the provincial perio d...; Massachusetts series, volume one. (Boston, Massachusetts: Society for Americana, 1911, c1911 (New York : Curtiss-Way))
    p. 349.

    Boston News-Letter June 24, 1706: "Watertown, June 19. On the 16th Currant, Dyed here, Mrs. Elizabeth Beers (Widow of Capt. John Beers who was kill'd at Deerfield in the first Indian Wars) in the 92 Year of her Age: whose Grand-Daughter is a Grandmother; She came to New-England, in June 1630 Being then Sixteen Year Old, and lived in New-England 76 Years."