Silver, Silva, Sulver, Siluer

Thomas SILVER came to Ipswich & granted 6 acres 1/1637, removed to Newbury, died 9/6/1682,

Spouse: (1) _____ married by 1645 [Torrey's]; (2) Katherine / Catherine ___ married 8/16/1649 in Newbury, died 7/30/1665

Children: Elizabeth born 3/14/1651; Martha born 3/14/1651 married Francis Willet; Thomas born 3/26/1653 died 3/3/1655; Hannah born 10/18/1655 married Henry Akers/Ackers 1674; Sarah born 10/18/1655 married Thomas Alley/Ashley? 1672; Thomas 3/26/1658 married Mary Williams 1/4/1681; John born 8/24/1660; Samuel born 2/16/1662; a daughter 7/19/1665; Mary Silver married Robert Robinson married 1664


Martha SILVER born 3/14/1650-1 Newbury Essex MA

Spouse: Francis WILLET born 1634, married 12/20/1669 [Torrey's]

Children: Martha born 2/24/1669; Francis born 2/22/1670-1 married Elizabeth Lowell; Sarah born 1/29/1672; Joseph born 5/11/1674; Joanna born circa 1676; Daughter born 12/5/1678; William born 2/12/1680; Thomas born 12/24/1682; Hannah born 8/5/1685 married Akers; John born 7/6/1687

 The historic genealogy of the Lowells of America from 1639 to 1899: 42 II ELIZABETH b at Newbury Mass Oct 16 1669. Int Pub in Newbury Nov 10 1695 and m in Newbury Jan 29 1696 Francis M Willet (Daniel2 Andrew1) of Newbury Mass. They had 1 Mary Willet b Sept 20 1698, 2 Judeth Willet b May 10 1702, 3 Ruth Willet b May 2 1704. Probably others.

A sketch of the history of Newbury, Newburyport, and West Newbury, from 1635: WILLET FRANCIS b in 1634 m Martha Silver 20 Dec 1669. Ch Martha 24 Feb 1670, Francis 22 Feb 1671, Sara 19 Jan 1673, Joseph 11 May 1674, William 12 Feb 1681, Thomas 24 Dec 1682, Hannah 5 Aug 1685, John 9 July 1687. WILLET FRANCIS son of Francis m Elizabeth Lowle 29 Jan 1696. Ch Mary 20 Sept 1698, Judith 10 May 1702, Ruth 2 May 1704. Lydia

 Vital Records of Newbury, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849: Births: WILLET (see also Willett) Daniel s Nathaniell and Joanna Sept 7 1737. Elisabeth d Nathaniel and Mehetable July 22 1764. Francis s Francis Feb 22 1670. Hannah d Francis Aug 5 1685. Hannah d Francis jr and Elizabeth Mar 15 1706. Hannah d Joseph jr bp Aug 23 1761 (c R 1) Joanna d Nathaniel and Joanna bp Sept 14 1753 (c R 8) John s Francis and Martha July 9 1687. John s Joseph and Elisabeth Oct 13 1709. John s Nathaniel and Mehetabell Feb 4 1760. John s John bp Sept 28 1760 c R 1. Joseph s Francis May 11 1674. Joseph s Joseph and Elizabeth May 8 1707. Joshua s Nathaniel and Hannah Mar 22 1739. Joshua s Nathaniel and Joanna bp June 1 1754 c R 8. Lydia d Joseph jr bp Aug 26 1759 c R 1. Martha d Francis Feb 24 1669. Mary d Nathaniel and Mehetabell Jan 22 1755. Mehetable d Nathaniel and Mehetable Feb 24 1762. Molly d Benjamin bp Aug 1 1779 cr 1. Moses s John bp Oct 31 1762 cr 1. Nathaniel s Nathaniel and Mehetabell Mar 17 1757. Ruth d Francis jr S dup and Elizabeth May 2 1704. May 23 S dup Sara d Francis Jan 29 1672 Sarah d Francis bp Oct 29 1676 c R 1 Thomas s Francis Dec 24 1682 William s Francis Feb 12 1680 d Francis Dec 5 1678 WILLETT (see also Wilit Willet Willit) Benjamin s Dr Benjamin deceased and Martha bp Oct 19 1760 c R 5. Elisabeth d Dr Benjamin deceased and Martha bp Oct 19 1760 c R 5. Judith d Francis jr and Elizabeth May 10 1702. Mary d Francis jr and Elisabeth Sept 20 1698 .Mary d Dr Benjamin deceased and Martha bp Oct 19 1760 c R 5. Sarah d Dr Benjamin deceased and Martha bp Oct 19 1760 cr 5. WILLIT (see also Willett) Benjamin s Joseph and Elizebeth Feb 2 1712. Daniel s Joseph and Elisabeth May 8 1721. Elizabeth d Joseph and Elizabeth Sept 19 1718. Mary d Joseph and Elisabeth Nov 9 1724. Nathaniel s Joseph and Elisabeth Sept 5 1715. WILIT (see also Willett) Mary d Joseph and Elizabeth Aug 7 1726.

 New England families, genealogical and memorial: a record of the ..., Volume 4: The first of the Silver family in  New England appear to have settled at Salisbury and Amesbury Massachusetts as well as Ipswich the town in which the immigrant located and from these seaport towns of Essex county the family spread widely over Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont and thence throughout the United States and the name is worthily borne by men of prominence in the professions in business affairs and in public life. Thomas Silver the immigrant ancestor was born without doubt in England and came to Ipswich Massachusetts before 1637 where he was one of the proprietors. Thence he removed to Newbury an adjacent town and there married first August 8 1649 Katherine who died July 30 1665. He deposed in 1674 that he was aged about fifty but he must have been nearly sixty. He died September 6 1682 and his estate was divided September 26 1682 among Thomas, John, and Samuel Silver sons, Mary Robeson, Martha Willett, Hannah Akers,and Sarah Ashley daughters. Children Elizabeth and Martha twins born March 14 1651, Thomas born March 26 1653 died March 3 1655, Hannah and Sarah twins October 18 1655, Thomas March 26 1658, John August 24 1660, Samuel February 16 1662, a daughter July 19 1665. Some of his descendants spell the name Silva.

Records and Files of the Quarterly Courts of Essex County, Massachusetts: Thomas Silver deposed that a day or two before he heard of the uncivil behavior of Mr Greenland toward Mary Rolfe reported about the town, Goody Bishop, being at Mary Rolf's. was very angry with deponent for reporting that Mary Rolf entertained company that was to his disturbance. She further said that he might have taken an axe and knocked one of her cows in the head as to take away her daughter's good name. Goodman Emery sr came in also and spoke in commendation of Mary Rolfe and said that for his part he knew no hurt by her and threatened to present deponent as an eavesdropper for reporting such a thing of her. Deponent answered that he reported nothing but what he heard in his own house.

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