Person:Lydia Wilcox (3)

Lydia Wilcox
d.Aft Sep 1744
m. 28 Nov 1661
  1. Lydia Wilcox - Aft 1744
  2. Mary Wilcox - Bef 1735
  3. Sarah Wilcox
  4. Stephen WilcoxAbt 1668 - 1736
  5. John Wilcox1670 - Bef 1723
  6. Edward Wilcox - Bef 1718
  7. Thomas Wilcox
  8. Susanna WilcoxAbt 1680 - Aft 1748
m. 26 May 1702
  1. Josiah Sherman1702/03 - Bef 1729
  2. Daniel Sherman1706 -
  3. Benjamin Sherman
  4. Susanna Sherman
  5. George Sherman
m. 8 Dec 1720
  1. Martha PotterAbt 1721 -
Facts and Events
Name Lydia Wilcox
Gender Female
Marriage 26 May 1702 Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island, United Statesto Thomas Sherman
Marriage 8 Dec 1720 North Kingstown, Washington, Rhode Island, United Statesto Thomas Potter
Death[1] Aft Sep 1744

!MARRIAGE: New England Marriages: Prior to 1700 (C. A. Torrey) p. 670

Named in father's will.

  1. 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]