Person:Mercy Temple (1)

m. 2 May 1699
  1. Mary Temple1700 - 1767
  2. Thomas Temple1701 - 1701
  3. Thomas Temple1702 -
  4. William Temple1704 -
  5. Mercy TempleAbt 1705 - 1760
  6. Joseph TempleAbt 1707 - Aft 1757
  7. Benjamin TempleAbt 1708 - Bet 1767 & 1769
  8. Deborah TempleAbt 1710 -
  9. Abigail Temple1711 - Bef 1754
  10. Sarah Temple1713 - 1810
  11. Abraham Temple1715 - Bef 1756
  12. Huldah Temple1716/17 -
  13. John TempleAbt 1719 -
m. 13 Oct 1729
  1. Beriah Newton1730 -
  2. Zachariah Newton1732 -
  3. Mary Newton1733 -
  4. Joshua Newton, Jr.1734 - 1774
  5. Abigail Newton1736 -
  6. Zachariah Newton1736/37 -
  7. Eunice Newton1739 -
  8. Nathan Newton1740 -
  • HJohn ShattuckAbt 1696 - Bef 1760
  • WMercy TempleAbt 1705 - 1760
m. 23 Oct 1754
Facts and Events
Name[2] Mercy Temple
Gender Female
Birth[1] Abt 1705 possibly Stow, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States
Marriage 13 Oct 1729 Lancaster, Worcester, Massachusetts, United Statesto Joshua Newton, Sr.
Marriage 23 Oct 1754 Southborough, Worcester, Massachusetts, United Statesto John Shattuck
Death[3] 4 Jun 1760 Southborough, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
  1. Temple, Levi Daniel. Some Temple pedigrees: A genealogy of the known descendants of Abraham Temple, who settled in Salem, Mass., in 1636. To which is added genealogies of Temple families settling in Reading, Mass., Chester Co., Pa., Ayletts, Va., Galway, N.Y., and elsewhere. Also brief genealogies of families connected by marriage with the foregoing. Viz: Eames, Case, Welch, Kellum, Campbell, Wilson, Hiatt, Spay, Cook, Tredway and Murdock. (Boston: David Clapp & Son, 1900)
    p. 15.

    Children of Richard Temple and Mary Barker: Mercy, b. 1721 (?); m. --- Newton.
    [Note: This source has question marks/estimates for 6 children, but apparently did not take advantage of the will, and the ordering found there. So its estimates apparently give an incorrect birth order. Probably the worse error resulting from this is placing Mercy last instead of as the 2nd oldest daughter. The author's reason for placing her last is presumably simply because she was left-over, as he doesn't know her husband's name, when she married, age at death, or any of the clues that can help arrive at an estimated birth. The will tells us she is younger than Mary, older than Deborah. This places her in the period from 1705-1710 when the children's births were not recorded. Her marriage in 1729 confirms this. The estimate here of about 1705 is based on her husband's birth in 1703, and to break up a long string of male children (suggested by the odds of such a sequence). But technically, we only known she comes before Deborah.]

  2. Leonard, Ermina Elizabeth (Newton). Newton Genealogy: Genealogical, biographical, historical, being a record of the descendants of Richard Newton of Sudbury and Marlborough, Massachusetts 1638, with genealogies of families descended from the immigrants Rev. Roger Newton of Milford, Connecticut, Thomas Newton of Fairfield, Connecticut, Matthew Newton of Stonington, Connecticut, Newtons of Virginia, Newtons near Boston. (De Pere, Wisconsin: B. A. Leonard, 1915)
    p. 74.

    Joshua Newton [#237] m. Lancaster 21 Oct 1729 Mary Temple. "The mother of his children is named Mercy in evey case." Cites Source:Ward, Andrew Henshaw. History of the Town of Shrewsbury, Massachusetts, which says "His [Richard Temple's] daughter Mary, was admitted to this church in 1728, married --- Newton of Southboro', and was dismissed to the church there in 1743."
    [Note: the author, and apparently others, have been confused by the interchangability of Mary and Mercy, but as daughter Mary m. William Harris and died as Mary Harris, we should assume that any talk of marrying Mr. Newton is meant to refer to Mercy, who was named Mercy Newton in her father's will. Ms. Leonard has identified the Mr. Newton for us, her knowledge of the Newton family allowing her to catch an apparent error in the Lancaster record (Nathaniel, instead of Joshua, apparently repeated from the adjoining marriage).]

  3. Southborough, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States. Vital Records of Southborough, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849. (Worcester, Massachusetts: Franklin P. Rice, 1903)
    p. 182.

    SHATTUCK, Mary, wid. John, [died] June 4, 1760.

  4.   Shattuck, Lemuel. Memorials of the Descendants of William Shattuck: The Progenitor of the Families in America that have borne his name. (Boston: The Author, 1855)
    p. 99.

    John Shattuck [#38] m. (2) 23 Oct 1754 widow Mary Newton, d. 4 Jun 1760, bequeathing her property to her ten children by her first husband.

  5.   Massachusetts. Probate Court (Worcester County). Probate files, 1731–1881. (Salt Lake City, Utah: Digitized by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 2012)
    Case 53020 Shattuck, Mercy Southborough 1760.

    Will of "Mercy Shattuck of the Town of Southborough ... Relict Widow of John Shattuck late of s'd Town Husbandman Dec'd being sick of Body", dated 20 May 1760, proved 27 Jun 1760, names sons Beriah Newton; son Zachariah Newton; son Levi Newton; son Ezra Newton; son Francis Newton; daughter Mary Newton; daughter Eunice Newton; son Joshua Newton. Son Joshua and John Temple of s'd Town Gent'n to be executors.
    19 Jun 1760: Assent of Zachariah Newton, Eunies Newton, Beriah Newton to will of late Honoured mother Mercy Shattuck late of Southb'o new dec'd who was relict wid'w of Dec'n JOhn Shattuck