Descendants of Samuel Edson



First Generation


1. Samuel Edson 1, son of Thomas Edson Jr. and Elizabeth Copson, was born on 5 Sep 1613 in Fillongley, Warwickshire, ENG 1, died on 19 Jul 1692 in Bridgewater, Plymouth Co., MA 1 and was buried on 20 Jul 1692 in Old Church Yard, West Bridgewater, Plymouth Co., MA 1.

Documented events in his life were:

1. Residence; 1639; Salem, Essex Co., MA 2.

2. Executor or Overseer of Will; 26 Feb 1669/70; Bridgewater, Plymouth Co., MA 3. Appointed overseer in the will of Francis Godfrey of Bridgewater

3. Deed; 20 Nov 1672; Bridgewater, Plymouth Co., MA 4. "This deed, made November 20th, AD. 1672, witnesseth, that I, Pomponoho, alias Peter, an Indian, living at Titicut, in the colony of New Plymouth, in new England, have sold for the full sum of sixteen pounds, viz., six pounds of current money of New England, and ten pounds in good merchantable corn, as by bill appeareth, all the lands lying on the north side of Titicut River within the bounds of Bridgewater, what lands were mine, or were either my father's or grandfather's, or any otherwise conferred on me, excepting those lands expressed as follows, viz: - one hundred acres of land lying up the river to the eastward of small brook, given to an Indian called Charles, my brother-in-law, and a certain parcel of land lying against the wear, and bounded by the landing place, running to the head of my field, containing about ten acres at the utmost, I say, I, the abovesaid Pomponoho, alias Peter, have bargained, sold, and by these presents do bargain, and sell for myself, my heirs and assigns forever, unto Nicholas Byram, sen., Samuel Edson, sen., and William Brett, sen., in and for the use of the townsmen of Bridgewater, joint purchasers with them, which persons abovementioned were ordered by the court to make purchase of those lands, as by court record appears, I say I have sold all these lands, with every part thereof, and all the immunities and privileges belonging thereunto to them, their heirs and assigns forever, the same quietly and peaceably to posses, without the lawful let, interruption, or molestation of me, the abovesaid Pomponoho, alias Peter, or other persons whatsoever lawfully claiming by, from, or under me, them, or any of them. In witness whereof I have here set to my hand and seal.
Read, sealed, and delivered††††††POMPONOHO, his (P.) mark. (four dots 2 on top of 2)

in presence of us,
Joseph Hayward,
John Cary, Sen."
Acknowledge before Josiah Winslow Gov., Feb. 20, 1676.
Recorded by Nathaniel Clark, Secretary. March, 1685.

4. Town Service; Mar 1676/77; Bridgewater, Plymouth Co., MA. Appointed, along with Elder Brett & Deacon Willis, to distribute the Irish Donation of £7-00-00 to those families distressed by the Indian Wars.

5. Will; 15 Jan 1688/89; Bridgewater, Plymouth Co., MA 5. Samuel Edson, Senior
[Plym. Co. Prob. I: 143] "Samuel Edson Senr
Inhabitant of the Town of Bridgwater" made his will 15 January, 1688/9.
"Having already Disposed of moste of my Lands and a Great part of my Estate to my Children as By their Deeds Doth appear"
I "Bequeath to my Eldest son Samuel Edson my Fowling peece and to my other two sons Joseph Edson and Josiah Edson my musket Sword and Bandaleers." "to my three sons Samuel Edson Joseph Edson and Josiah Edson
to each of them a Draught chaine and also a Logg chain and all my wearing deaths to be Divided among them."
"to my Loving Wife Susanna Edson all the Rest of my Estate Both Personall and Reall housing Lands Chattels and Cash all within Doors and without whatsoever I have not Otherwise Disposed of to be wholy at her Dispose During her naturall Life and what is Left at her decease and mine Either Housing lands Chattels or Cash: all without Doores to be Equally Divided among my three sons Samuel Edson Joseph Edson and Josiah Edson their heires and Asigns And all within Doores all my houshold Goods and Cash to be Equally Divided among my five Daughters Elizabeth Susanna Sarah Mary and Bethiah their heirs and assignes" "my Loving Wife Susanna Edson to be my Executrix and my son Samuel Edson and my son Josiah Edson to be Joyned with her as Executors"

Samuel Edson, Senior
[Plym. Co. Prob. I: 143] "Samuel Edson Senr
Inhabitant of the Town of Bridgwater" made his will 15 January, 1688/9.
"Having already Disposed of moste of my Lands and a Great part of my Estate to my Children as By their Deeds Doth appear"

I "Bequeath to my Eldest son Samuel Edson my Fowling peece and to my other two sons Joseph Edson and Josiah Edson my musket Sword and Bandaleers." "to my three sons Samuel Edson Joseph Edson and Josiah Edson
to each of them a Draught chaine and also a Logg chain and all my wearing deaths to be Divided among them."

"to my Loving Wife Susanna Edson all the Rest of my Estate Both Personall and Reall housing Lands Chattels and Cash all within Doors and without whatsoever I have not Otherwise Disposed of to be wholy at her Dispose During her naturall Life and what is Left at her decease and mine Either Housing lands Chattels or Cash: all without Doores to be Equally Divided among my three sons Samuel Edson Joseph Edson and Josiah Edson their heires and Asigns And all within Doores all my houshold Goods and Cash to be Equally Divided among my five Daughters Elizabeth Susanna Sarah Mary and Bethiah their heirs and assignes"

"my Loving Wife Susanna Edson to be my Executrix and my son Samuel Edson and my son Josiah Edson to be Joyned with her as Executors"
"And I Doe .... desire Mr James Kieth John Kingman Senr and Thomas Snell of Bridgwater to be overseers of this my Last Will" The witnesses were John Field, John Ames and Samuel Kinsley. "John Ames and Samuel Kinsley two of The Witnesses" made oath to the will, at Plymouth, 20 September, 1692.
[p. 144] "The Inventory of Samuel Edson Senr who deceased the 19th Day of July 1692" was taken, 29 July, 1692, by Samuel Allen, Sr., and William Brett, and was sworn to by "Samuel Edson and Josiah Edson the Sons of sd Deceased" on 20 September, 1692. The total was £148, 14s., 8d. The real estate was: "house and Land" *£50, and there was £30 in "Silver money".
[There are no original papers in the files.]
Abstracts of Plymouth County Probate Records†††

6. Inventory Taken; 29 Jul 1692; Bridgewater, Plymouth Co., MA 5. p. 144] "The Inventory of Samuel Edson Senr who deceased the 19th Day of July 1692" was taken, 29 July, 1692, by Samuel Allen, Sr., and William Brett, and was sworn to by "Samuel Edson and Josiah Edson the Sons of sd Deceased" on 20 September, 1692. The total was £148, 14s., 8d. The real estate was: "house and Land" *£50, and there was £30 in "Silver money".

Samuel married Susanna Orcutt 1, daughter of William Orcutt, on 1 Feb 1631/32 in Warwickshire, Eng 1. (Susanna Orcutt was born on 20 Feb 1617/18 in Fillongley, Warwickshire, ENG 1, died on 18 Oct 1699 in Bridgewater, Plymouth Co., MA 1 and was buried in Old Church Yard, West Bridgewater, Plymouth Co., MA 1.)

Documented events in her life were:

1. Mention in Will, Inv. or Prob.; 15 Jan 1688/89; Bridgewater, Plymouth Co., MA 5. to my Loving Wife Susanna Edson all the Rest of my Estate Both Personall and Reall housing Lands Chattels and Cash all within Doors and without whatsoever I have not Otherwise Disposed of to be wholy at her Dispose During her naturall Life and what is Left at her decease and mine Either Housing lands Chattels or Cash: all without Doores to be Equally Divided among my three sons Samuel Edson Joseph Edson and Josiah Edson their heires and Asigns And all within Doores all my houshold Goods and Cash to be Equally Divided among my five Daughters Elizabeth Susanna Sarah Mary and Bethiah their heirs and assignes"


Children from this marriage were:

   2 F    i. Sarah Edson 6 was born in 1642 in Salem, Essex Co., MA 1 and died on 18 Feb 1716/17 in Taunton, Bristol Co., MA 1.

Documented events in her life were:

1. Mention in Will, Inv. or Prob.; 15 Jan 1688/89; Bridgewater, Plymouth Co., MA 5. And all within Doores all my houshold Goods and Cash to be Equally Divided among my five Daughters Elizabeth Susanna Sarah Mary and Bethiah their heirs and assignes"

Sarah married John Dean 6 9, son of John Dean and Alice unknown (Dean), on 17 Nov 1663 in Taunton, Bristol Co., MA 6 7 8 9. (John Dean was born about 1640 in Taunton, Bristol Co., MA 6, died on 18 Feb 1716/17 in Taunton, Bristol Co., MA 6 9 and was buried in Ancient Burying Ground, Taunton, Bristol Co., MA 9.)

Documented events in his life were:

1. Mention in Will, Inv. or Prob.; 23 Apr 1660; Taunton, Bristol Co., MA 10. Received his father's house.

2. Lands Recorded; 9 Jul 1689; Taunton, Bristol Co., MA 11. Named in the quit claim deed by Maj. William Bradford, as son & heir to Gov. William Bradford who held the patent to the colony in his own name, to the inhabitants of Taunton, formerly known as Cohannet.

3. VR - Death; 18 Feb 1716/17; Taunton, Bristol Co., MA 12. ∆ 77 [Deane, [in lot with John (1724)] Gravestone record, Summer Street Burying Ground, (Neck of Land), Taunton]

4. Gravestone; 1717; Taunton, Bristol Co., MA 13. "Here lieth the body of John Deane, aged 77, died in the year 1717"

Documented events in their marriage were:

1. VR - Marriage; 7 Nov 1663; Plymouth Colony, MA 14. John Dean Married to Sarah Edson of Bridgwater the 7th of November 1663

   3 F    ii. Susanna Edson 1 was born in 1640 in England 1, died on 16 Oct 1705 in Bridgewater, Plymouth Co., MA and was buried in Old Church Yard, West Bridgewater, Plymouth Co., MA.

Documented events in her life were:

1. Mention in Will, Inv. or Prob.; 15 Jan 1688/89; Bridgewater, Plymouth Co., MA 5. And all within Doores all my houshold Goods and Cash to be Equally Divided among my five Daughters Elizabeth Susanna Sarah Mary and Bethiah their heirs and assignes"

   4 F    iii. Elizabeth Edson 1 was born in 1643 in Weymouth, Plymouth Co., MA 1 and died about 1690 in Weymouth, Plymouth Co., MA 1.

Documented events in her life were:

1. Mention in Will, Inv. or Prob.; 15 Jan 1688/89; Bridgewater, Plymouth Co., MA 5. And all within Doores all my houshold Goods and Cash to be Equally Divided among my five Daughters Elizabeth Susanna Sarah Mary and Bethiah their heirs and assignes"

   5 M    iv. Samuel Edson 1 was born between 1645-1655 in Salem, Essex Co., MA 1 and died on 10 Apr 1719 in Bridgewater, Plymouth Co., MA 1.

Documented events in his life were:

1. VR - Birth of Child; 15 Jan 1678/79; Bridgewater, Plymouth Co., MA 15. Susanna Edson was born January 15th Anno Dom 1678/9

2. VR - Birth of Child; 29 Aug 1684; Bridgewater, Plymouth Co., MA 15. Elisabeth Edson was born August 29th Anno dom 1684

3. Mention in Will, Inv. or Prob.; 15 Jan 1688/89; Bridgewater, Plymouth Co., MA 5. I "Bequeath to my Eldest son Samuel Edson my Fowling peece". Also made co-Executor with his mother, Susanna Olcutt, and brother Josiah Edson.

4. VR - Birth of Child; 14 Jan 1689/90; Bridgewater, Plymouth Co., MA 15. Samuel Edson was born January 14 Anno Dom 1689/90

5. VR - Death; 10 Apr 1719; Bridgewater, Plymouth Co., MA 15.

   6 F    v. Mary Edson 1 was born in 1647 in Bridgewater, Plymouth Co., MA 1 and died in Sep 1727 in East Bridgewater, Plymouth Co., MA 1.

Documented events in her life were:

1. Mention in Will, Inv. or Prob.; 15 Jan 1688/89; Bridgewater, Plymouth Co., MA 5. And all within Doores all my houshold Goods and Cash to be Equally Divided among my five Daughters Elizabeth Susanna Sarah Mary and Bethiah their heirs and assignes"

   7 M    vi. Joseph Edson 1 was born on 1 Jan 1648/49 in Salem, Essex Co., MA 1 and died on 3 Oct 1711 in Bridgewater, Plymouth Co., MA 1.

Documented events in his life were:

1. Mention in Will, Inv. or Prob.; 15 Jan 1688/89; Bridgewater, Plymouth Co., MA 5. to my other two sons Joseph Edson and Josiah Edson my musket Sword and
Bandaleers."

2. VR - Birth of Child; 28 Aug 1687; Bridgewater, Plymouth Co., MA 15. Samuel Edson was born August 28th Anno Dom 1687 [the seven appears to have been written over a "6"]

3. VR - Birth of Child; 6 Sep 1685; Bridgewater, Plymouth Co., MA 15. Experience Edson the Daughter of Joseph Edson by Experience his first wife was born September the sixt in the year of our Lord Anoq Dom 1685

4. VR - Marriage; 2 Nov 1686; Bridgewater, Plymouth Co., MA 16 17. Married Mary [maiden name not given]
From Vital Records of Bridgewater [p 99]: The marriage of Joseph Edson to his second wife was selebrated on the second day of November 1686.

5. VR - Marriage of Child; 27 Jul 1704; Bridgewater, Plymouth Co., MA 16. son Josiah Edson married Sarah Packard.

6. VR - Marriage of Child; 1 Jun 1704; Bridgewater, Plymouth Co., MA 16. Son Joseph Edson married Lydia Cary

   8 M    vii. Josiah Edson 1 was born in 1651 in Salem, Essex Co., MA 1 and died on 7 Oct 1734 1.

Documented events in his life were:

1. Mention in Will, Inv. or Prob.; 15 Jan 1688/89; Bridgewater, Plymouth Co., MA 5. to my other two sons Joseph Edson and Josiah Edson my musket Sword and
Bandaleers." Also named co-Executor with his mother, Susanna Olcutt, and brother Samuel Edson.

   9 F    viii. Bethiah Edson 1 was born on 2 Mar 1653/54 in Bridgewater, Plymouth Co., MA 1.

Documented events in her life were:

1. VR - Marriage; 17 Dec 1678; Bridgewater, Plymouth Co., MA 14. Esra Dean Married to Bethya Edson of Bridgwater 17 Dec 1678

2. VR - Birth of Child; 14 Oct 1679; Taunton, Bristol Co., MA 14. Bethya Dean the Daughter of Esra Deare born the 14 of October 1679

3. VR - Death of Child; 27 Nov 1679; Taunton, Bristol Co., MA 14. Bethya Dean Daughter of Esra Dean Died 27 of November 1679

4. VR - Birth of Child; 14 Oct 1680; Taunton, Bristol Co., MA 14. Esra Dean the son of Esra Dean born the 14 of october 1680

5. VR - Birth of Child; 11 Apr 1681; Taunton, Bristol Co., MA 14. Samuell Dean the son of Esra Deane born the 11th of Aprill 1681

6. VR - Death of Child; 16 Feb 1682/83; Taunton, Bristol Co., MA 14. Samuell Dean the son of Esra Dean Died the 16 of February 1682

7. VR - Birth of Child; 3 Jun 1683; Taunton, Bristol Co., MA 14. Seth Dean the son of Esra Dean born the third Day of June 1683 ["January" was first written, but was crossed out, and "June" interlined, in the same hand & ink.]

8. Mention in Will, Inv. or Prob.; 15 Jan 1688/89; Bridgewater, Plymouth Co., MA 5. And all within Doores all my houshold Goods and Cash to be Equally Divided among my five Daughters Elizabeth Susanna Sarah Mary and Bethiah their heirs and assignes"



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15. ibid. citing the Vital Records of Bridgewater, MA.

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