James MATHEWSON

Male 1624 - 1682  (58 years)


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  • Name James MATHEWSON  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Born 1624  England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4
    Gender Male 
    Possessions 27 Jan 1658  Bought land from Thomas Angell. Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Possessions 1665  Bought lot 92 in a division of lands. Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Possessions 24 Feb 1668  Bought land from John Brown (5 acres). Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Tax 1679  Taxed 5 Shillings. Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Occupation 1680  [4
    Deputy to the assembly. 
    Probate 24 Aug 1682  Will. Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Probate 17 Oct 1682  Will was proved. Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Died 03 Dec 1682  Providence, RI Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 4
    Notes 
    • [Hulett FTW from MC Scott.FTW]

      USGenWeb: Windham Co, CT

      MATHEWSON FAMILY: PHILIP MATHEWSON & ARNOLD FENNER BIOGRAPHY AS RECORDED IN: COMMEMORATIVE BIOGRAPHICAL RECORD OF TOLLAND AND WINDHAM COUNTIES CONNECTICUT.
      BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES OF PROMINENT AND REPRESENTATIVE CITIZENS AND OF MANY OF THE EARLY SETTLED FAMILIES.
      PUBLISHER: J.H.BEERS & CO., CHICAGO; 1903 P. 444 & 445
      MATHEWSON FAMILY. This family of whom Philip Mathewson, of Central Village, Windham county, is a most worthy representative, is one of the oldest in New England, and traces its line to (I) James Mathewson, who came from England to the Colonies, and located at Plymouth, Mass. In 1635 he accompanied Roger Williams and his party to Providence, R.I., where he afterward made his home. He died in 1682. His wife, Hannah Field, daughter of John Field, died in 1703. Their children were: Ruth, James (1666), John, Isabel, Thomas, Lydia, Zachariah, Mary and Daniel. (remainder deleted see http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Fields/4791/mathewsonfamilyandarnol dfenner.html )
      submitted by Linda D. Pingel ? great-great granddaughter of Cyrus White of Rockville, Ct.
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      Rhode Island Death Records
      Name: James Mathewson
      Kin 1: Nathan Mathews
      Kin 2: Marcy Mason
      Date: 03 Dec 1682

      [Br»derbund WFT Vol. 5, Ed. 1, Tree #2329, Date of Import: 4 Jul 2000]

      1. Early settler of Providence, R.I. & bought land about 1658*, & lived there til his death. Arrived 22 years after Roger Williams, the first settler.May have first been at Plymouth, Mass, then went to R.I. to avoid religious persecution! Was of Scottish descent, and came to the colonys by way of Ireland.
      * From "Early Records of the Town of Providence" , Vol.2, page 21:
      " Thomas Angell of Pridence sold unto James Mattason a fiue acre lott lieng on the East Side of the land which Thomas Clement now liueth upon bounded on the East with the land of Benedick* Arnold on the North with the Sea as is manifested by deede under his hand."
      *This "Benedick" is Benedict Arnold Great Grandfather of the "traitor" Benedict Arnold.

      2. Swore allegance to King Charles II in May 1666, according to A Genealogical Dictionary of First Settlers Of New England, showing Three Generations of Those Who Came Before May 1692, on the basis of Farmer's Register, Volume III, Baltimore- Genealogical Publishing Company- 1969, page 177.

      3. According to Directory of the Ancestral Heads of New England Families 1620-1700, Compiled by Frank R. Holmes, Baltimore- Genealogical Publishing Company-1964; James settled at Providence, R.I., 1658.

      4. Much of the information in the Mathewson line is from: A MATHEWSON LINEAGE including The Descendants of John And Lois (HICKS) Mathewson, copyrighted 1941 by Louie C. Mathewson, and copies may be purchased from THE WESTERN RESERVE HISTORICAL SOCIETY, 10825 East Boulevard, Cleveland, Ohio 44106.

      5. Much information for the Mathewson's also came from many issues of the MATHEWSON GAZETTE, a Mathewson Clan Newsletter, published quarterly at the Editorial Office, 1511 West Myrtle Avenue, Visalia, California 93277, Editor : Carole Emma Mathewson. From pg 23, Oct. 1983: "I will refer to an old tradition of how four brothers came to Nova Scotia [about 1640], and that two remained and two came here, first to Plymouth and then to Providence-- and Roger Williams and his company granted to James Matheson [NOTE SPELLING] a house lot ' among ye rest of ye neighbors' at Bailiff's Cove, and to Francis Matteson [NOTE SPELLING] a house lot at Ship's Cove. This was in 1657."

      6. Boston was the nearest place of trade for those living in Providence. Providence was destroyed during "King Philips War" in 1676, save three houses.

      7. This Family Tree has been prepared by Brian Alvin Diebold, 21045 Melody Court, Foresthill, Ca. 95631-9704, Phone # (916) 367-2006. If there are mistakes or omissions in this effort please contact me.

      In 1658 Jan 27 he bought of Thomas Angell 5 acres on east side of Thomas Clemence land. In 1665 Feb 19, he had lot 92 in a division of lands. In 1668 Feb 24, he bought of John Brown and wife Mary 5 Acres S.W. side of Nanasqiatucket River. In 1679 Jul 1, Taxed 5 shillings. 1680 was Deputy. Will proved 1682 Oct 17. " wife Hannah to son James 120 acres. To son Thomas 41 acres. To all sons equally my share of land beyond seven mile line. To son zachariah and child unborn if it be a son in my house and certain land, but if it be a daughter then all to remain to son Jachariah. To wife all removable goods and cattle at her disposal for daughters. Inventory - 85 pounds 10 shillings Vig 20 loads proveden Indian and English corn. Household goods. Cattle and swine f 65.100"
    Person ID I38151  Main Tree

    Family Hannah FIELD,   b. Abt 1640, prob Providence, Providence , RI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1703, Providence, Providence, RI Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 63 years) 
    Married Abt 1662  Providence, Providence Co, RI Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Children 
     1. John MATHEWSON,   b. 1668, Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Sep 1716  (Age 48 years)  [Natural]
    Family ID F05200  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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  • Sources 
    1. [S03622] World Family Tree Vol. 22, Ed. 1, Br»derbund Software, Inc., (Name: Name: Release date: June 8, 1998;;), Tree #2217.
      Date of Import: 4 Jul 2000

    2. [S02327] Field Family File, Kite, Dave.
      Date of Import: Jul 14, 2000

    3. [S02328] Field family file, Kite, Dave.
      Date of Import: 15 Jul 2000

    4. [S02447] Hulett FTW from MC Scott.FTW.
      Date of Import: Oct 13, 2000