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GASKILL Samuel

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  • Name  GASKILL Samuel 
    Born  7 Jun 1639  Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Christened  7 Aug 1639  [1
    Gender  Male 
    Arrested  29 Jun 1658  Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    for attending a Quaker meeting 
    • The meeting took place at Nicholas Phelps' meeting house, which was in the woods 5 miles from Salem.

      From The Annals of Salem: from its First Settlement by Joseph Barlow Felt, page 197-198:

      1658. June 29th. The Court being informed of a Friends' meeting, held at the house of Nickolas Phelps last Sabbath, called those there to an account. Among them were William Brend and William Leddra, who had come from England. They escaped to Newbury; but were brought back and sentenced to the house of correction in Boston. Nicholas Phelps, Lawrence Southwick and his wife, with their sons, John, Josiah, Daniel, and Provided, Samuel Shattock, Joseph Pope, Anthony Needham, Edward Wharton, Samuel Gaskin, Henry Trask and his wife, the wife of Joseph Buffum and his son Joseph, and Thomas Bracket, were tried for attending the meeting. Others, under a similar indictment, but who did not appear, were Robert Adams, the wives of Needham, Phelps, Pope, and of George Gardner. Sewall says, that Adams belonged to Newbury. Edward Harnett and others, before named, were fined to the amount of 40 19s. This, with what had been exacted of the friends here, made over 100. Hannett, aged 69, and his wife, Scicilla, aged 73, were members of the Church. She joined Dec. 1st, 1639, and he July 30th, 1643. She stands marked as removed, and he as excommunicated. Joseph Pope is recorded as being a Church member before 1636. He and his wife were excommunicated in 1662. Such excommunications were evidently for adherence to the doctrines of the Friends. Lawrence Southwick and his wife and son Josiah, Samuel Shattock, Joshua Buffum, and Samuel Gaskin, were sent to Boston, confined, and whipped. They forwarded a petition of July 16th, to the Court here for a release. Shattock and Buffum were set at liberty. The rest were kept imprisioned about 20 weeks.

      July. Most of the persons before mentioned, were called before the Magistrates to answer for absence from the Congregational meeting. Provided Southwick, besides his fine of 20s., was ordered to pay 5s. more and set in the stocks for one hour, for charging the Court as persecutors. In addition to the persons, previously arraigned, were the wives of Richard Gardner, of Isaac Page and of John Smith.
    Died  6 Oct 1720  Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Age  81 years 
    Buried  Marsh Burial Ground, West Peabody, Essex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
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    Person ID  I1747  One Big Family Tree
    Last Modified  27 Jun 2013 

    Father  GASKILL Edward,   b. 1603, Upholland, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1690, Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  Age: 87 years 
    Mother  PARKER Sarah,   b. 1618, , , , England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1691, Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  Age: 73 years 
    Family ID  F638  Group Sheet

    Family  SOUTHWICK Provided,   b. 6 Dec 1639, Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Dec 1727, Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  Age: 87 years 
    Married  30 Dec 1662  Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 4, 5
    Children 
     1. GASKILL Samuel,   b. 23 Feb 1662/63, Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1725, Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  Age: 61 years
     2. GASKILL Edward,   b. 23 Oct 1667, Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. GASKILL Hannah,   b. 2 Jan 1668/69, Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. GASKILL Provided,   b. 22 Apr 1672, Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. GASKILL Sarah,   b. 6 Sep 1674, Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. GASKILL Mary,   b. 1 Aug 1676, Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. GASKILL Josiah,   b. 11 Jul 1678, Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified  3 Jul 2011 
    Family ID  F637  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 7 Jun 1639 - Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsArrested - for attending a Quaker meeting - 29 Jun 1658 - Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 30 Dec 1662 - Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 6 Oct 1720 - Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - < - - Marsh Burial Ground, West Peabody, Essex, Massachusetts, United States Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S22] Historic Homes & Institutions of Worcester Co, MA, Ellery Bicknell Crane, (New York, NY: The Lewis Publishing Company, 1907.), Vol. 1: 256. (Reliability: 3), 19 Apr 2010.

    2. [S311] The Annals of Salem, Joseph B. Felt, (Salem, MA: W. & S.B. Ives, 1827.), p. 197-198. (Reliability: 3), 4 Jan 2011.

    3. [S23] Descendents of Lawrence & Cassandra Southwick, James M. Caller and Mrs. M. A. Ober, (Salem, MA: J.H. Choate & Co., 1881.), p. 10, 20, 57. (Reliability: 3), 29 Mar 2010.

    4. [S23] Descendents of Lawrence & Cassandra Southwick, James M. Caller and Mrs. M. A. Ober, (Salem, MA: J.H. Choate & Co., 1881.), 69, 77. (Reliability: 3), 29 Mar 2010.

    5. [S72] Genealogical & Family History of Western NY, William Richard Cutter A.M., (New York, NY: Lewis Historical Publishing Company, 1912.), Vol. 2: 730. (Reliability: 3), 19 Apr 2010.