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Eddy, John

Eddy, John

Male Abt 1597 - 1684  (~ 87 years)

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  • Name Eddy, John 
    Born Abt 1597  Cranbrook, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • According to his oath made 15 Dec. 1673.
    Gender Male 
    Baptism Mar 1597  Cranbrook, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Arrival 29 Oct 1630  Plymouth Colony, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    from England, on the ship "Handmaid." 
    • Captain Grant, master
    Settled 1631  Watertown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Adm to Church Bef Mar 1632/3  Watertown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    First Parish Church 
    Freeman 3 Sep 1634  Watertown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Selectman 1635/6  Watertown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Occupation yeoman 
    Buried Oct 1684  Watertown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Address:
    Arlington Street Burying Ground 
    • Inscription
      To the memory of
      1597 John Eddy 1684
      freeman of Watertown in 1634, first town clerk 1635
      member of the first governing board 1635
      selectman in 1636, 1637, 1638 and 1670
      member of the militia and the First Parish Church

      born in Cranbrook, England, son of William Eddye, Vicar of
      St. Dunstan's Church. He married Amy, daughter of John
      Doggett of Groton, sailed with his family from London on
      the ship Handmaid, arriving in Plymouth in 1630. He came 
      to Watertown in 1631, and resided here until his death 

      Erected by 
      The Eddy Family Association, Inc. 1930
       
    Died 12 Oct 1684  Watertown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 4
    Will 9 Dec 1684  Watertown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Inventory: property valued at £216
    Probate 16 Dec 1684  [3
    • His will mentioned two sons: Samuel Eddy and John Eddy; and four daughters, viz.: Mary Orton, Sarah Marion, Pilgrim Steadman, and Ruth Gardner.
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    Person ID I5316  Tree_2_McCallroots
    Last Modified 19 Dec 2017 

    Father Eddy, Rev. William,   b. 1562, Bristol, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Nov 1616, Cranbrook, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years) 
    Mother Fosten, Mary,   d. 18 Jul 1611, Cranbrook, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 20 Nov 1587  Cranbrook, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Family ID F1798  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Doget [Doggett], Amie,   b. Est 1595, Groton County, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft Abt 1645, Watertown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 50 years) 
    Married Aft 22 May 1619  England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Children 
     1. Eddy, John,   b. Abt 1622, Nayland, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Feb 1623, Nayland, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 1 years)
     2. Eddy, Mary,   b. Abt 1625, Nayland, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Sep 1693, Charlestown, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 68 years)
     3. Eddy, Sarah,   b. Abt 1623, Nayland, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Feb 1709/10, Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 87 years)
     4. Eddy, Pilgrim,   b. 25 Aug 1634, Watertown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Watertown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Eddy, John,   b. 16 Feb 1637, Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Eddy, Benjamin,   b. Est 1639, Watertown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    +7. Eddy, Samuel,   b. 30 Sep 1640, Watertown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Nov 1711, Watertown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
     8. Eddy, Abigail,   b. 11 Oct 1643, Watertown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1677  (Age < 33 years)
     9. Eddy, Ruth,   b. SAY 1645, Watertown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Oct 1684, Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 39 years)
    Last Modified 19 Dec 2018 
    Family ID F1797  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Bates, Joanna,   b. 1603,   d. 25 Aug 1683, Watertown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Married Watertown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Last Modified 19 Dec 2018 
    Family ID F1799  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Abt 1597 - Cranbrook, Kent, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBaptism - Mar 1597 - Cranbrook, Kent, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Aft 22 May 1619 - England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsArrival - from England, on the ship "Handmaid." - 29 Oct 1630 - Plymouth Colony, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsSettled - 1631 - Watertown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsAdm to Church - Address:
    First Parish Church - Bef Mar 1632/3 - Watertown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts
    Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsFreeman - 3 Sep 1634 - Watertown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsSelectman - 1635/6 - Watertown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - Address:
    Arlington Street Burying Ground - Oct 1684 - Watertown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts
    Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 12 Oct 1684 - Watertown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsWill - 9 Dec 1684 - Watertown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - - Watertown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
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  • Headstones
    Eddy, John - plaque
    Eddy, John - plaque

  • Notes 
    • Extensive notes in "The Eddy Family" pg. 16-19.

      John Eddy came to Plymouth aboard the Handmaid in 1630. By February, 1631/2, he had left Plymouth and removed to Watertown, in the Massachusetts Bay Colony. He joined the Watertown congregation by March 1632/3 and served as a selectman several years. He suffered bouts of mental illness but otherwise lived “very orderly” according to John Winthrop. His estate included large land holdings which were distributed among his children in his will. He was the brother of three other early colonists: Samuel Eddy of Plymouth, Abigail (Eddy) Benjamin of Cambridge and Anna (Eddy) Wines of Watertown.

  • Sources 
    1. [S394] Worcester County, HH&I, G&P, Vol. 1, pg. 219.

    2. [S496] Eddy Family in America, pg. 15.

    3. [S443] Genealogies of the Families and Descendants...Watertown (Bond), pg. 203.

    4. [S695] Eddy, John (1597-1684)- FAG #27160893, 12 October 1684; 1597–1684; 27160893.

    5. [S496] Eddy Family in America, pg. 3.

    6. [S496] Eddy Family in America, pg. 31.
      It is probable that this Joanna Meade was the second wife of Samuel's father John Eddy,