Descendants of Samuel Packard



First Generation


1. Samuel Packard 1.

Documented events in his life were:

1. Will; 29 Oct 1684; Bridgewater, Plymouth Co., MA 1. On 29 October, 1684, "Samuell Packer senir of Bridgwater .... yeoman" made his will. Bequests were as follows: "unto my loveing wiff Elizabeth all that my farm in the said Towne of Bridgwater which I now Dwell upon Containing" 36 acres "with all the houses Lands and Meddowes belonging to the said farme, During the tearm of her Naturall Life;" also "all my Share of Meddow Lying att a place in Bridgwater Called Bulls hole" for life; "end alsoe all my goods and Cattles" for life; also 40 in money for life.

"unto Samuell Packer my eldest son" 64 acres of land in Bridgewater "which his Dwelling house Now stands upon .... buting upon West meadow brook on the east side of the said brooke and Runing east & west"; also 25 acres of land in Bridgewater "which is not yett Layed out"; also "one Lott of Meddow" in Bridgewater "in the West meadow on the south east syde of .... the west meadow Brooke"; also "one Lott of Meddow" in Bridgewater "in the Great Meddow on the North east side of the pond Joyning to the pond"

"unto my son Zacheus Packer .... the house wherin hee my said son Zacheus Packer Dwelleth in with the Land therunto belonging which is" 24 acres lying in Bridgewater; also "my Lott of Meddow" in Bridgewater "in the west meddow on the Norwest syde of the brooke"; also "a Lott of" 50 acres in Bridgewater "by the Bay. Path bounded on the south side by Marke Laythorpes Land"; also "one Lott of Meddow" in Bridgewater "in the Great meadow on the southeast side of the River"

"unto my son John Packer" 70 acres in Bridgewater "on the Eastward side of the River; alsoe .... one lott of Meddow in "Meddow Called Poor Meddow Lying in the said Bridgwater, alsoe .... all my lott of Land att Teticut;"

"unto my son Nathaniel Packer .... two third prtes of my aforsaid farm lying in Bridgwater which I Now Dwell upon Containing" 36 acres of land more or less "That is to say of all the houses Lands and Meddowes belonging to the said farme, to enter upon it emediately after the Decease of my said wife;"

"The other third prte of my said farme that I Dwell Now upon in the said Towne of Bridgwater; That is to say one third prte of the houses Land and meddowes belonging to the said farme I give & bequeath unto my Grand Child Israell Agur and to his heires .... hee or they to enter upon it Imediately after the Decease of my said wife;"

"unto my said son Nathaniell: Packer .... the one halfe of my lott of" 50 acres in Bridgewater lying "Next to Joseph Bassetts lott Neare to the Pond; alsoe I Give .... unto my said Grand Child Israell Augur and to his heires .... the other halfe of the said Lott of fifty acrees of land; to be equally Devided between the said Nathaniel Packer My son and the said Israell Augur; they and both of them to enter upon it Imediately after my Decease;"

"unto my said son Nathaniel Packer and To his heires and assignes for ever the one halfe of my Share of meadow in Bridgwater lying there att a place Called Bulls hole; hee or they to enter upon it after the Decease of my said wife; alsoe I give and bequeath unto my Grand [p. 97] Child Issraell Augur and to his heires and assignes for ever, the other halfe of my said Share of meadow lying att Said bulls hole, hee or they, to enter upon itt after the Decease of my said wife ;"

"I Give and bequeath unto the said Elizabeth Packer my wife and to her heires and assignes for ever all my Lott Containing twenty Acrees of land lying and being in Bridgwater; between the Land of mr James Keith on the one side and the Land of Joseph haward on the other side, buting upon the pond Called Satuckett pond;"

"unto my fouer sones (viz) Samuell Packer Zacheus Packer John Packer and Nathaniell Packer; and to my Grandchild Issrael . Augur .... all my Right & title of Comons and Comonage which I Now have in the Townshipp of Bridgwater to be equally Devided betwixt them them five excepting som prticular prsells of land already Given by will and are not yett Layed out

and alsoe my will is that my five Daughters Mary Phillips the wife of Richard Phillips and hannah Randall The wife of Tho: Randall Jaell Smith the wife of John Smith and Daborah Washburn the wife of Samuell Washburn and Deliverance Washburn The wife of Thomas Washburn with my Grand Child Deliverance Augur shall have equally Devided amongst them six all what mony or Chattles shalbe left after the Decease of my said wife Elizabeth Packer; alsoe my will is That as Concerning my Daghter Jaell Smith the wife of John Smith that the prte of the Mony and Chattles above Named that shalbe Due to my said Daughter Jaell after the Decease of my said wife Elizabeth Packer shall not be Delivered to the said John Smith; but shalbe Desposed of to my said Daughter Jaell for her Comfort by the executors of my said Will; alsoe my will is that my Grand Child Deliverance Augur shall have a heifer; when shee my said Grandchild is of age; and alsoe I Give unto my Grandchild Deliverance Augur one bed; with such furniture to it as is now in the house; I Doe mean a feather bed after the Decease of My said wife, Elizabeth Packer"

"my said son Nathaniel: Packer shall pay unto my Executors heerafter mencioned" 10 in money "when hee .... shall Come to Injoy his prte of the farme that I have before mencioned and Given him in this My will"

"to my two Grandchildren Samuell Packer, and Daniell Packer the son of my son Samuell Packer ten shillings apeece in Mony; , "to my Grandchild Issraell Packer; the son of my son Zacheus Packer: ten shillings in Mony" "to my Grandchild Caleb Phillipes the son of Caleb Phillipes ten shillings in Mony"

To my Daughter Deliverance the the wife of Thomas Washburn ten acres of land" in Bridgewater, "which said ten acrees is agreed on by the Towne; to lay it Conveniently to the Lott not yett layed out"

"my beloved wife Elizabeth Packer and my son Samuell Packer; to be Joynt executors" "I Desire that mr James Keith and William Brett should be overseers to this my last will" The will was signed by a mark and witnessed by John Field, John Ames, Jr., and Shadrack Wilbore. John Field and John Ames, Jr., testified on 3 March, 1684/5, and at the same time" Declared upon the oath they had taken as abovewritten that the said Samuell Packer senir Declared att the time hee signed and sealed this Will .... that hee Intented Thomas Washburne to be a Joynt executor of his Last will & Testament with the other two that in the said Will are Mensioned; and accordingly are alowed of by the Court"

"An Inventory of the estate of Samuall Packer of the Towne of Bridgwater Deceased the seaventh of November 1684 "No real estate is mentioned and the total is 133, 6s., 6d. "A true and faire apprisall .... taken by us the eleventh of Novem: 1684 as witnesseth our hands Marke Laythorpe John ffeild" "Samuell Packer Junior made oath to this Inventory before the Court held att Plymouth" on 5 March, 1684/5. He had an estate probated on 29 Nov 1684 in Plymouth Colony, MA.

2. Inventory Taken; 7 Nov 1684; Bridgewater, Plymouth Co., MA 1. 133 6s 6d - no real estate is mentioned

Samuel married Elizabeth Unknown (Packard) 2.

Documented events in her life were:

1. Mention in Will, Inv. or Prob.; 29 Oct 1684; Bridgewater, Plymouth Co., MA 1. "unto my loveing wiff Elizabeth all that my farm in the said Towne of Bridgwater which I now Dwell upon Containing" 36 acres "with all the houses Lands and Meddowes belonging to the said farme, During the tearm of her Naturall Life;" also "all my Share of Meddow Lying att a place in Bridgwater Called Bulls hole" for life; "end alsoe all my goods and Cattles" for life; also 40 in money for life."


Children from this marriage were:

   2 F    i. Mary Packard .

Documented events in her life were:

1. Mention in Will, Inv. or Prob.; Bridgewater, Plymouth Co., MA 1. Named in her father's will as Mary Phillips, the wife of Richard Phillips; received 1/6th share of the money or chattles that might be left after the death of their mother.

Mary married Richard Phillips 3 4, son of Nicholas Phillips and Elizabeth Jewson. (Richard Phillips was born about 1635 3 and died on 17 Oct 1695 in Weymouth, Plymouth Co., MA 4.)

Documented events in their marriage were:

1. VR - Birth of Child; 21 May 1660; Weymouth, Plymouth Co., MA 5. Birth of Mary, daughter of Richard & Mary Phillips

2. VR - Birth of Child; 24 May 1661; Weymouth, Plymouth Co., MA 5. Birth of Mary, 2d of that name, daughter of Richard & Mary Phillips.

3. VR - Birth of Child; 10 May 1662; Weymouth, Plymouth Co., MA 6. Birth of Joshua, son of Richard & Mary Phillips

4. VR - Birth of Child; 30 Mar 1664; Weymouth, Plymouth Co., MA 6. Birth of Nicholas, son of Richard & Mary Phillips

5. VR - Birth of Child; 7 May 1670; Weymouth, Plymouth Co., MA 7. Samuel, son of Richard & Mary Phillips

   3 M    ii. Samuel Packard .

Documented events in his life were:

1. Mention in Will, Inv. or Prob.; 29 Oct 1684; Bridgewater, Plymouth Co., MA 1. "unto Samuell Packer my eldest son" 64 acres of land in Bridgewater "which his Dwelling house Now stands upon .... buting upon West meadow brook on the east side of the said brooke and Runing east & west"; also 25 acres of land in Bridgewater "which is not yett Layed out"; also "one Lott of Meddow" in Bridgewater "in the West meadow on the south east syde of .... the west meadow Brooke"; also "one Lott of Meddow" in Bridgewater "in the Great Meddow on the North east side of the pond Joyning to the pond"

   4 M    iii. Zacheus Packard .

Documented events in his life were:

1. VR - Birth of Child; 27 Apr 1680; Bridgewater, Plymouth Co., MA 8. Israiel Packard [son of Zacheus & Sarah Packard] was born 27 Apr 1680

2. VR - Birth of Child; 19 Aug 1682; Bridgewater, Plymouth Co., MA 8. Sarah Packard was born 19 Aug Anno Dom 1682

3. Mention in Will, Inv. or Prob.; 29 Oct 1684; Bridgewater, Plymouth Co., MA 1. "unto my son Zacheus Packer .... the house wherin hee my said son Zacheus Packer Dwelleth in with the Land therunto belonging which is" 24 acres lying in Bridgewater; also "my Lott of Meddow" in Bridgewater "in the west meddow on the Norwest syde of the brooke"; also "a Lott of" 50 acres in Bridgewater "by the Bay. Path bounded on the south side by Marke Laythorpes Land"; also "one Lott of Meddow" in Bridgewater "in the Great meadow on the southeast side of the River"

4. VR - Birth of Child; 7 Dec 1684; Bridgewater, Plymouth Co., MA 8. Jonathan Packard was born Decemr 7th Anno Do 1684

5. VR - Birth of Child; 11 Feb 1687/88; Bridgewater, Plymouth Co., MA 8. David Packard was born Februray 11th Anno dom 1687

6. VR - Birth of Child; 20 Mar 1689/90; Bridgewater, Plymouth Co., MA 8. Solomon Packard was born March 20th Anno Dom 1689

7. VR - Birth of Child; 2 Jun 1691; Bridgewater, Plymouth Co., MA 8. James Packard was born June 2d Anno Dom 1691

8. VR - Birth of Child; 4 Sep 1693; Bridgewater, Plymouth Co., MA 8. Zacheus Packard was born Septemr 4th Ann D 1693

9. VR - Birth of Child; 8 Oct 1695; Bridgewater, Plymouth Co., MA 8. John Packard was born October 8th Anno Dom 1695

10. VR - Birth of Child; 29 Apr 1699; Bridgewater, Plymouth Co., MA 8. Abiel Packard was born April 29th Anno Dom 1699

   5 M    iv. John Packard .

Documented events in his life were:

1. Mention in Will, Inv. or Prob.; 29 Oct 1684; Bridgewater, Plymouth Co., MA 1. "unto my son John Packer" 70 acres in Bridgewater "on the Eastward side of the River; alsoe .... one lott of Meddow in "Meddow Called Poor Meddow Lying in the said Bridgwater, alsoe .... all my lott of Land att Teticut;"

   6 M    v. Nathaniel Packard 1.

Documented events in his life were:

1. Mention in Will, Inv. or Prob.; 29 Oct 1684; Bridgewater, Plymouth Co., MA 1. "unto my son Nathaniel Packer .... two third prtes of my aforsaid farm
lying in Bridgwater which I Now Dwell upon Containing" 36 acres of land
more or less "That is to say of all the houses Lands and Meddowes
belonging to the said farme, to enter upon it emediately after the Decease
of my said wife;"

   7 F    vi. Hannah Packard 1.

Documented events in her life were:

1. Mention in Will, Inv. or Prob.; 29 Oct 1684; Bridgewater, Plymouth Co., MA 1. Listed in her father's will as Hannah Randall, the wife of Tho: Randall; received 1/6th share of the money or chattles that might be left after the death of their mother.

   8 F    vii. Jaell Packard 1.

Documented events in her life were:

1. Mention in Will, Inv. or Prob.; 29 Oct 1684; Bridgewater, Plymouth Co., MA 1. Listed in her father's will as Jaell Smith, the wife of John Smith. " alsoe my will is That as Concerning my Daghter Jaell Smith the wife of John Smith that the prte of the Mony and Chattles above Named that shalbe Due to my said Daughter Jaell after the Decease of my said wife Elizabeth Packer shall not be Delivered to the said John Smith; but shalbe Desposed of to my said Daughter Jaell for her Comfort by the executors of my said Will."

   9 F    viii. Daborah Packard 1.

Documented events in her life were:

1. Mention in Will, Inv. or Prob.; 29 Oct 1684; Bridgewater, Plymouth Co., MA 1. Listed in her father's will as Daborah Washburn the wife of Samuel Washburn; received 1/6th share of the money or chattles that might be left after the death of their mother.

   10 F    ix. Deliverance Packard 1.

Documented events in her life were:

1. Mention in Will, Inv. or Prob.; 29 Oct 1684; Bridgewater, Plymouth Co., MA 1. Listed in her father's will as Deliverance Washburn, the wife of Thomas Washburn; received 1/6th share of the money or chattles that might be left after the death of their mother.



Sources


1. Mayflower, MA & New England Families, (http://www.mayflowerfamilies.com/enquirer/servitude.htm (08/15/98)). http://www.mayflowerfamilies.com/wills/samuel1_packard.htm.

2. ibid. http://www.mayflowerfamilies.com/wills/elizabeth_packard.htm.

3. Pedigree Resource File, (LDS). William M. Smith, 13174 Aztec St., Sylmar, CA, 9132-2505.

4. George Walter Chamberlain, M.S, History of Weymouth, Genealogies of Wemouth Families, Vol III & IV Weymouth Historical Society, H.H. Joy, Pres., 1923, (Weymouth Historical Society, H.H. Joy, Pres., 1923).

5. Cyrus Orcutt, transcriber, Early Records of Weymouth, (New England Historical & Genealogical Register, Vol 3, January 1849, p 71 & subsequent). 3:71.

6. ibid. 3:72.

7. ibid. 3:269.

8. Vital Records for Plymouth Colony, (Search & Research). citing the Vital Records of Bridgewater, MA.

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