Zachariah EDDY

Zachariah EDDY

Male 1639 - 1718  (79 years)

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  • Name Zachariah EDDY  [3
    • Grandson of
      Vicar William Eddye, (1560 - 1616),
      VICAR WILLIAM EDDYE, 1592 - 1616
      Vicar William Eddye's wife was Mary (Fosten) Eddye (1568 - 1611).

      Zachariah was married May 7, 1663 in East Bridgewater, Plymouth, Ma.

      To Honor and Perpetuate the Memory of Zachariah Eddy 1639-1718

      One of the purchasers of Swansea Dec. 29, 1696. He set aside this spot, which is to lye and remain as a burying place for the families of said Eddy's and for such of their neighbors as the said Eddy's shall admit forever.

      "To mark the resting place of his parents:

      Samuel Eddy born in 1608, son of Rev. William Eddy, Viscar of St. Dunstan's Church, in Cranbook Co., Kent, England, and came on the "Handmaid" in 1630 to Plymouth, where he resided for fifty years. He died in Swansea, Nov. 12, 1687. Elizabeth died here on May 24, 1689, in her 82nd Year."

      "To Record the names of his children:

      Zachariah, John, Elizabeth, Samuel, Ebenezer, Caleb, Joshua, and Obediah.

      This tablet erected by the Eddy Family Association, Inc. 1948."

      Note: The cemetery is located on the old Eddy Farm once owned by Samuel.
    • Zachariah was bound out at the age of seven years to Mr. John Browne of Rehoboth. this Mr. John Browne was a man of importance in Plymouth, being the Governor's Assistant from 1636-1655. He was one of the original settlers and proprietors of Taunton and also of Rehoboth. A large tract of land called Wannamoisett was granted to him for his services to the government of Plymouth (Hist. of Taunton, p. 32.) Mr. John Browne died in 1662, but in a deed dated Dec. 29, 1661, he left to "Zacariah Eedey now resident in my family" 1/3 of 150 acres in Narragansett betwixt Quidniset and trading house of Richard Smith (Plymouth Col. Deeds, p. 103.)

      On Jan. 4, 1661 "Zachariah bought of Thomas Savery a piece of land lying near Whetstones Vineyard in Major's Purchase bounded on or near where Eddy lives" (Plymouth Co. deeds 3, 81.)

      On March 24, 1662 he received from his father Samuel, land near "Namamkeet" (Plymouth Col. Records, p. 116)....

      From these records it appears that upon completing his apprenticeship Zachariah went to Middleboro and settled there, remaining for about eight years. His house stood on the twelve acres, granted him by the court, near what was later known as Eddy's furnace, just south of the present Eddyville. In 1666 his bounds were laid out by Ephraim Tinkham and Henry Wood (Court Orders, 4, p. 128)......

      Soon after the incorporation of Swansea, Zachariah Eddy was made Freeman of Swansea on May 29, 1670. the following year on May 11th, he was chosen waywarden and on June 5th, he was elected surveyor of highways. In 1675 when King Philip's War broke out it is likely that Zachariah and his family took refuge in Plymouth for a few years. While there on June 5, 1677 he was summoned by the court of Plymouth to serve on the Grand Inquest. Some time in June of this same year, 1677, those who had formerly lived in Middleboro previous to the outbreak of the war, together with some who owned property within the borders of Middleboro,sixty-eight persons in all, met and agreed to resettle the town. The list of the names of "The Proprietors of the liberties of the township of Middleberry taken at Plimouth" contains the iten,--"Sachariah Edey, Samuell Edey, 1 porpriation." When Samuel Eddy became a proprietor of the town of Middleboro, he thereby obtained the privilege of being a participant in all futher divisions of the undivided lands belonging to the township. This right was passed on to the sons when they received from him the lands at Namassakett. When the land was sold by them the proprietor's rights went with the land......

      After King Philip's War, when all danger from hostile Indians was over, probably about the spring of 1678, Zachariah and his family returned to Swansea. He was established there on Oct. 21, 1679, when he purchased a piece of land from Thomas Barnes, and by this purchase obtained rights as a "second ranch man"; that is in any division of lands he would receive twice as much as a man of the "third ranch" ( or third rank as it is more often written). The third rank man received one unit of a division, a second rank man, two units, and a first rank man, three units.....

      Having thus disposed of most of his possessions to his sons during his lifetime, Zachariah had but little to leave to his children as an inheritance. His will, dated Nov. 4, 1718, mentions his wife Abigail and all of his sons, to whom he states that he has given to them the land which he considers their share. It mentions also his daughter Elizabeth Whipple, who is deceased and his son-in-law, Samuel Whipple; his grandson ?ward Eddy; and his wife's son, Timothy Smith. To his son Joshua he left his great Bible (Bristol Co. Prob., 3.488). His wife Abigail left a will, dated Jan 2, 1720, which mentions daughters, Abigail hatch, Bethia Eddy, hannah Simmons; son-in-law, Remembrance Simmons; daughter Hopestill Kelley; and granddaughters, Ann, Abigail, and Amy, daughters of Caleb Eddy, whom she called her son-in-law (Bristol Co. Prob., 3, 693). [2]
    Birth 1639  [2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Death 4 Sep 1718  Swansea, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Person ID I74291  Main Tree
    Last Modified 6 Mar 2015 

    Father Samuel EDDY,   c. 15 May 1608, Cranbrook, Co. Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 12 Nov 1687, Swansea, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location (Age ~ 79 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Elizabeth SAVERY,   b. Abt 1607   d. 24 May 1689 (Age 82 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Family ID F30100  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Alice PADDOCK,   b. 7 Mar 1640, Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusett Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 24 Oct 1692, Swansea, Bristol County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 52 years) 
    Marriage 7 May 1663  [2, 3
    Family ID F30101  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 6 Mar 2015 

    Family 2 Abigail ?   d. 13 Sep 1720 
    Family ID F31126  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 6 Mar 2015 

  • Headstones
    Zachariah Eddy Headstone
    Zachariah Eddy Headstone
    Zachariah Eddy is the husband of Alice Paddock and the son of Samuel Eddy ad Elizabeth Savoy. He is buried in the Eddy Burial Ground in Swansea, Bristol Co., Massachusetts.

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  • Sources 
    1. [S02329] Find A Grave Website.

    2. [S5950] Ruth Story Devereux Eddy, A.E., A.M., "The Eddy Family in America" A Genealogy, (The Eddy Family Association, Inc.).

    3. [S5948] Robert Joseph Curfman, "The Paddock Genealogy": Descendants of Robert Paddock of Plymouth Colony, Blacksmith and Constable 1646.