Person:Samuel Packard (1)

Samuel Packard
b.Abt 1604 England
m. 27 Mar 1600
  1. Samuel PackardAbt 1604 - 1684
m. Abt 1635
  1. Mary PackardAbt 1637 - Aft 1684
  2. Elizabeth PackardAbt 1639 - Bef 1684
  3. Ens Thomas PackardEst 1640 - Bef 1684
  4. Ens Samuel PackardAbt 1641 - 1697
  5. Hannah PackardAbt 1643 - 1727
  6. Israel Packard1645 - Bef 1684
  7. Zaccheus PackardAbt 1647 - 1723
  8. Jael Packard1647 -
  9. Jane PackardAbt 1649 -
  10. Abigail Packard1651 -
  11. Deliverance Packard1652 - Bef 1708
  12. John Packard1655 - 1740/41
  13. Deborah Packard1657 - Aft 1725
  14. Nathaniel PackardAbt 1657 - 1721
Facts and Events
Name Samuel Packard
Gender Male
Birth? Abt 1604 England
Alt Birth? 17 Sep 1612 Wymondham, Norfolk, England
Christening[4] 17 Sep 1612 Stonham Aspall, Suffolk, England
Marriage Abt 1635 to Elizabeth _____
Immigration[1] 10 Aug 1638 Hingham, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United StatesAboard the Diligent
Alt Marriage Bef 1653 to Elizabeth _____
Will[1] 29 Oct 1684 Bridgewater, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States
Death? 7 Nov 1684 Bridgewater, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States
Probate[1] 7 Nov 1684 Bridgewater, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States

Arrived in Hingham 10 Aug 1638 aboard the Diligent from Gravesend, England. This fact is noted in the Bridgewater death records which list his death as 1684. The family moved to Bridgewater about 1660. In 1667, Samuel served on the Jury that laid out the streets of the town. In 1670, he was licensed to keep an ordinary.[6]

Will names wife Elizabeth. Kids eldest son Samuel, Zaccheus, John, Nathaniel, Mary Phillips (m. Richard), Hannah Randall (m. Thomas), Jael Smith (m. John), Deborah Washburn (m. Samuel), Deliverance Washburn (m. Thomas). Grandchild Israel Auger treated with the sons.[7]

A Samuel Packard was baptized on 17 Sep 1612 at Stonham Aspal, the son of George Packard and Mary Weyeth/Whither, who m. at Woolpit Parrish March 27, 1600. George was bur Dec. 14, 1623 at Stonham Aspal. However, other evidence points to Samuel’s birth as 1604 or so, and children were typically baptized as infants. [8]

Sources give conflicting sources for children’s birth and baptism. I have used the dates that appear to be baptisms in Hingham.

Text References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Bartlett, Ruth Packard, and Daniel A., Jr. Packard. The Ancestors and Descendants of Daniel Packard, 1783-1853, Founder of Bear Hill Farm, Rockland, Maine. (Arden, North Carolina: D. A. Packard, 1982).
  2.   Savage, James. A Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England: Showing Three Generations of Those Who Came Before May, 1692, on the Basis of Farmer's Register. (Boston: Little, Brown, and Co, 1860-1862)

    Samuel, Hingham 1638, came in the Diligent, with w. prob. Elizabeth and one ch. arr. 10 Aug. had been of Wymondhanm, in Co. Norfk. rem. to Weymouth, first, perhaps, where he had John, b. 20 July 1655, thence to Bridgewater by 1664, had elder ch. Samuel, Zaccheus, Elizabeth Mary, beside Hannah, Thomas, Jael, Israel, Debroah, Deliverance, and Nathaniel; but the order is not exact. indicat. for the most. Elizabeth m. 14 Nov. 1665, Thomas Alger of Taunton; Mary M. Richard Phillips of Weymouth; Hannah m. Thomas Randall; Jael m. 15 Nov. 1672, John Smith; Deborah m. Samuel Washburn; and Deliverance m. Thomas Washburn.

  3.   Packards Progress, in Packards Progress
    v17/pp9-12, Feb 1991.

    by Karle S. Packard [[1]]

  4. Lawrence, Ruth, editor. Colonial families of America. (New York, New York: National Americana Society, 1928-1940)
    Vol. 19.
  5.   Representative Men and Old Families of Southeastern Massachusetts: Containing Historical Sketches of Prominent and Representative Citizens and Genealogical Records of Many of the Old Families. (Chicago [Illinois]: J.H. Beers & Co., 1912)
    page 111.*,z*&qt=i&zpage=179&highlight=Israel%2cPackard%2c0

    "(I) Samuel Packard came from Windham, near Hingham, England, with his wife and child in the ship "Diligence," of Ipswich, in 1638, John Martin, master, there being 133 passengers on board. Samule Packard settled first in Hingham, Mass., where he was a proprietor in 1638. Later he removed to the West parish of Bridgewater, where the first interior settlement in the State was made. He was constable in 1644, and liscensed to keep a tavern in 1670. His will is probated March 3, 1684-85, from which it appears that the Christian name of his wife was Elizabeth. His children were: Elizabeth, Samuel Jr., Zaccheus, Thomas, John, Nathaniel, Mary, Hannah, Israel, Jael, Deborah and Deliverance."

  6. Bartlett, Ruth Packard & Daniel A. Packard. The Ancestors and Descendants of Daniel Packard, 1783-1853
  7. “Cooke & Early New England".

See Also:

  • Bradford Kingman. History of North Bridgewater. 1866, Boston.
  • T. Packard: Genealogy of Samuel Packard.
  • Bradford Kingman. History of North Bridgewater. See notes.
  • Mitchell, "Bridgewater, Mass" 1897. Reprinted, Gateway Press, Baltimore, MD 1970. P. 264.

Diligent (1638)
This lists derives from the memory of passenger Daniel Cushing, who wrote the list some 40 years later when he was town clerk at Hingham.
Sailed: 26 Apr 1638 from Gravesend, England (or in June from Ipswich, Suffolk) under Master John Martin
Arrived: 10 Aug 1638 at Boston, Massachusetts Bay Colony (passengers destined for Hingham, Massachusetts)

~100 (Full List)
Bozoun & Anne Allen - Richard Baxter - James Buck - Mrs. Christian Chamberlain - Henry Chamberlain family - Matthew Cushing family - John Fearing - John Folsom family - Stephen Gates family - Edward Gilman family - Matthew & Margaret Hawke - Francis & Elizabeth James - Philip James family - George Knights family - Mrs. Joan Lincoln - Stephen Lincoln family - Thomas Lincoln - Edward Mitchell - John Morfield - Jeremiah Moore - Samuel Packer family - Stephen Paine family - Rev. Robert Peck family - Joseph Peck family - William Pitts- William Ripley family - Robert Skoulding family - Henry Smith - Thomas Sucklin - John Sutton family - John Tuff – (And about 20 Servants)

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Other information: Notes on passengers