Durrell, Durel, Durrel, Drizell, Dorrell
1667 Charles Durrell Inventory taken, Suffolk Co MA
Moses DURRELL born circa 1650 Gloucester MA; died circa 1753 Biddeford ME (date?); family originally from Channel Islands by tradition; soldier in Phillip's War
Spouse: Sarah SAMPSON born 6/18/1668 Beverly MA; died after 1734-5 Biddeford ME; married 12/23/1686 Scarborough ME
Children: Nathaniel born 1688-9 married Hannah Elwell; Sarah born circa 1690; Jonathan born 8/30/1702; Moses born 1706, died 7/5/1730 age 24 Boston ; Lydia born 1709
Sarah DURRELL born circa 1690 Scarborough York ME; baptized 8/15/1703 Gloucester Essex MA; died 6/28/1776 Saco/Biddeford ME; married 1724-5 Biddeford York ME
Spouse: (2) EDWARD RUMERY born 1685 Biddeford York ME; died before 4/5/1762 Saco ME (1) Thomas Pennell died Gloucester 3/31/1723 3 children
Children: by Edward Rumery - Jonathan born 2/1/1731 married Mary Duren; Thomas born 12/27/1733 married Charity Edgecomb; William born 2/13/1737 married Rebecca Austin; Edward born 1740 married Elizabeth ?; Lydia; poss. Moses; by Thomas Pennell Rachel; Sarah; Thomas; Clement
Gen Dictionary ME & NH pg 212: Moses Durrell (Durin, Dudey, Durdin), was serv. of Robert Elwell in Glouc. and soldier in Philip's War. He rem to Scarb by 1683-4, his gr there adj John Sampson's whose dau Sarah he m 23 Dec 1686. Lists 34, 85, 238a (List 238a, Sc gr to Nic error for Mo). Sent back to MA by the Ind troubles he was at Salem, leaving there aft Oct 1689. In Oct 1699 he bot the land in Glouc his house stood on, liv there until he rem to Biddeford ab 1725. There he deeded land on the east side of the river to s Nathl 28 Jan 1734-5 and half his right in Narragansett No 1 to his dau, Sarah Rumery, 25 Oct 1736. Wife Sarah liv 1734-5; adm on his est to grs Benja Durrell in 1753. Ch Nathaniel bp Glouc 15 Aug 1703 m 7 Feb 1717 Hannah Elwell dau of Robert and Sarah (Gardner). Liv in Bid, Scarb, Buxton and back to Saco 1762. 7 ch. Sarah bp with Nathl m 1st 30 Jan 1717-8 Thomas Pennell who d Glouc 31 Mar 1723, 3 ch. 2nd Edward Rumery of Bid, 4 sons. Jonathan b Glouc 30 Aug 1702 d there 10 Mar 1725. Lydia d Glouc 27 Nov 1723 ag ab 14. Also poss Moses, mariner, d Boston 5 July 1730 age 24, adm 7 July to Caleb Beal, his acct inc item "going to Salem."
Gen Dictionary of NE: DURRELL, Dueril, Durin, Duda. MOSES (Durin, Dudey), was serv. of Robert Elwell in Glouc and soldier in Philip's War. He rem. to Scarb by 1683-4, his gr there adj John Sampson's whose dau Sarah he m 12/23/1686. Lists 34, 85, 238a. (List 238a, Sc gr to Nic error for Mo). Sent back to MA by the Ind troubles he was at Salem, leaving there aft 10/1689. In 10/1699 he bot the land in Glouc his house stood on liv there until he rem to Biddeford ab 1725. There he deeded land on the east side of the river to s Nathl 28 1/1734-5, and half his right in Narragansett No. 1 to his dau Sarah Rumery 10/25/1736. Wife Sarah liv 1734-5; adm on his est to grs Benja Durrell in 1753. Ch: Nathaniel bp Glouc 8/15/1703 m 2/7/1717 Hannah Elwell dau of Rebert and Sarah (Gardner). Liv in Bid, Scarb, Buxton and back to Saco 1762. 7 ch Sarah, bp with Nathl, m 1st 1/30/1717-8 Thomas Pennell who d Glouc 3/31/1723, 3 ch: 2d Edward Rumery of Bid, 4 sons. Jonathan b Glouc 8/30/1702 d there 3/10/1725; Lydia d Glouc 11/27/1723 ag ab 14. Also poss Moses, mariner d Boston 7/5/1730 aged 24, adm 7 July to Caleb Beal his acct incl item "going to Salem"
Descendants of Nathaniel Durrell of Kingsfield ME: MOSES DURRELL was a soldier enlisted from Gloucester Mass in the Narrangansett war in 1675. The participants were promised besides their pay grants of land but for 57 years during which time many of the soldiers died this promise remained unfulfilled. However in 1733 Narragansett No 1 now Buxton Me was granted to one hundred and twenty of the soldiers. The following year this land was surveyed into 123 lots none greater than twenty acres. The heirs of the soldiers or those to whom the right had been sold could draw. In 1755 Capt John Greenleaf drew in the right of Moses Durrell lot 22 letter B. In 1738 at a second allotment Nathaniel Durrell drew in the right of his father Moses Durrell Lot 1 letter F. In 1742 the name of Nathaniel Durrell appears signed to a petition for protection from wild beasts and savage natives. At the outbreak of the French and Indian war in 1744 the town was deserted and many of the people went to Biddeford. A few returned in 1750 51. A petition dated in 1752 praying for a meeting to be held on the home grounds rather than in Essex county has the name of Benjamin Durrell among the signers. In 1753 Benjamin Durrell was administrator of the estate of Moses Durrell of Biddeford. The Kingfield family is doubtless connected with these Durrells although no documentary proof has yet been found. The names Nathaniel Benjamin and Moses still persist. Benjamin Durrell the father of Nathaniel Durrell was 92 years of age at his death in 1820 this would make the date of his birth 1728. He might have been the one mentioned above who was administrator on the estate of Moses Durrell perhaps his father.
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