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Subject: [GENMASSACHUSETTS] John Livermore - Bond's Watertown - Vol. I,Part I. p. 338 - (new file)
Date: Sun, 3 Sep 2006 13:43:56 EDT
Subject: John Livermore
The Early History of Watertown, Massachusetts: Including Waltham and Weston.
Source: Genealogies of the Families and Descendants of the Early Settlers of
Massachusetts, Includes Waltham and Weston - by Henry Bond, M.D. Boston,
John Livermore, probably the ancestor of all the Livermores in the United
States, embarked at
Ipswich, England, for New England, in April, 1634, then aged 28, in the
ship, Francis, John
He was admitted freeman, May 6, 1635. On the list of freemen his name is
and in one or more documents, with his signature, the scrivener wrote it
Lithermore. He was by
trade a potter; was repeatedly a Selectman, and had other offices of trust.
It is probable that he did not settle immediately in Watertown, as his name
is not on the list
of proprietors "then inhabiting," February 1636-7. But he was there in 1642.
There is a tradi-
tion that he came over without his wife and that afterwards she came over
with one or more
There is also a tradition that there is a large sum in the English funds,
belonging to the
heirs of the first John Livermore, which they might obtain, if they could
furnish a legal proof
of their descent. What ground there is for this tradition I know not.
Attempts have been made
to establish the title but without success. He died April 14, 1684, aged 78
His Will dated January 10, 1682-3, proved June 16, 1684, mentions wife Grace
and the following
children - eldest son John; the three youngest children of John Coolidge, by
his daughter, d,;
Daniel, Elizabeth, Sarah, Martha, Samuel, Nathaniel, Hannah (Anna) and
Grace; children of
Samuel; son-in-law, James Townsend and his son James; only one daughter then
Inventory, dated March 2, 1684, for his son John, and confirmed to him, his
Will; 2d, 50 acres
dividend land, bought of William Paine, and give to son Nathaniel; 3d, 2
acres patch meadow;
4th, 4 acres Pigsgusset meadow; 5th, 6 acres salt marsh; 6th, 1 acres at
Chester Brook; 7th,
5 acres on the Rocks; "a parcel of Bees, £2."
He had previously (March 10, 1681) conveyed by deed, to his son Samuel "as a
that dutiful obedience, that the said Samuel hath yeilded to, and thereby
hath been (through
God's blessing) a comfort and support to the said John and family," his
homestead, 34 acres,
with a dwelling house, etc., also 20 acres of woodland. (signed) John
The parentage of the first John Livermore of Watertown, has not been
but there is reason to suppose that he came from Little Thurloe, Co. of
Suffolk, England. Little
and Great Thurloe are two adjoining parishes situated about 7 miles
northwest of Clare. There
was a John Livermore baptized there September 30, 1604, which would make him
one year older than
the age assigned to the emigrant who settled in Watertown. The following is
a brief pedigree
derived from thos Parish Registers:
Peter Livermore of Little Thurloe, in the Co. of Suffolk, England, m. June
3, 1594, Marabella
Wysbych. His nuncupative Will was dated November 11, and he was buried
November 15, 1611. She
was buried July 12, 1612. Daniel Livermore was a witness to his Will.
1. Peter Livermore bap. Nov 17, 1594; had dau., Elizabeth, bap. in Great
Thurloe Nov 22, 1621.
2. Nicholas Livermore bap. Apr 16, 1596; m. as his 2nd wife, Feb 14, 1627,
Elizabeth Norman; had
son, John Livermore bap. in Great Thurloe Oct 25, 1621.
3. Anne Livermore bap. Nov 4, 1599; buried April 20, 1602.
4. Anne Livermore (again) bap. Nov 16, 1602; mentioned in her father's Will.
5. John Livermore bap. Sept 30, 1604; mentioned in his father's Will.
6. Elizabeth Livermore bap. Oct 2, 1608; mentioned in her father's Will.
7. Marabella Livermore buried July 12, 1612.
Robert Livermore and Alise Cloughe married at Little Thurloe Feb 27, 1593
and had daughter,
Anne bap. April 21, 1594.
Launcelot Livermore of Little Thurloe had son, Thomas Livermore bap. Oct 10,
1596. In the Deeds
the name is written variously as Lyvermore, Lyvermer, Levermore and Livermer.
The Will of his widow, Grace, dated Dec 19, 1690, proved June 16, 1691,
mentions her son and
daughter, Abraham and Martha Parker of Chelmsford where she died; also son
John Coolidge, grand
son, James Townsend, her sons John, Nathaniel and Samuel but not Daniel. Her
occurs in the Court Records as "a midwife." The birth of only one child is
Watertown records. William Perry and wife, Anna, of Watertown in a petition
to the County
Court, 1682, mention "our sister Livermore, midwife, and our sister
Chinery." Whether this was
anything more than an expression of Christian affection has not been
signature - Grace Livermore.
1. Hannah Livermore b. in England, 1633; died Dec 23, 1678 aged 45 yrs; m.
Feb 14, 1655-6,
John Coolidge, Jr. Eleven children.
2. Elizabeth Livermore, mentioned in her father's Will, although not then
living, but not in
her mother's Will.
3. Sarah Livermore who m. James Townsend of Charlestown and died before her
parents leaving one
son, James Townsend.
4. John Livermore who died Feb 9, 1718-19 aged 80 yrs.; admitted freeman
April 18, 1690.
5. Nathaniel Livermore d. 1730, s.p., leaving his real estate to his grand
Livermore. He lived where George Lyman, Esq., now resides at Waltham, well
known as "the Lyman
Farm," probably the 50 acres bought of William Paine, by his father.
6. Samuel Livermore, admitted freeman May 31, 1671; died Dec 5, 1690, aged
7. Daniel Livermore, mentioned in his father's Will but not in his mother's;
8. Edmund Livermore born and died 1659.
9. Martha Livermore who m. July 15, 1682, Abraham Parker Jr. of Chelmsford,
1. Daniel Parker b. July 15, 1683.
2. A daughter b. July 3, 1687.
3. Lydia Parker b. July 11, 1691.
4. Grace Parker b. May 27, 1693.
5. Samuel Parker who died 1700.
To be continued Part 2 - Vol. I., p.339 - Lieut. John Livermore of Weston &
wifes, Hannah ___
and (2) Elizabeth Grout dau of Capt. John Grout of Sudbury.
Transcribed by Janice Farnsworth
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