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SOUTHWICK Mary

Female 1630 - 1696  (66 years)Deceased


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  • Name  SOUTHWICK Mary  [1
    Born  1630  Lancastershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender  Female 
    Arrested  29 Jun 1658  Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [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.
    Arrested  Bef 18 Oct 1659  [4
    for attending the trial of Robinson, Stevenson, and Mary Dyer in Boston, Massachusetts 
    • They were recorded as having already been in prison as of this date.
    Died  1696 
    Age  66 years 
    Person ID  I1754  One Big Family Tree
    Last Modified  3 Jul 2011 

    Father  SOUTHWICK Lawrence,   b. Abt 1598, , , , England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1660, Shelter Island, Suffolk, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  Age: ~ 62 years 
    Mother  BURNELL Cassandra,   b. Abt 1598, , , , England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1660, Shelter Island, Suffolk, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  Age: ~ 62 years 
    Married  25 Jan 1623/24  Kingswinford, , Staffordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F2784  Group Sheet

    Family  TRASKE Henry,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married  1650  [1, 5
    Children 
     1. TRASK Mary,   b. 14 Aug 1652,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. TRASK Ann,   b. 14 Apr 1654,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. TRASK Sarah,   b. 27 Jul 1656,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. TRASK Henry,   b. Apr 1669,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified  3 Jul 2011 
    Family ID  F5339  Group Sheet

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  • Notes 
    • A letter from Mary Trask and Margaret Smith to the Governor, relative to the persecution of their denomination [Quakers], concludes: "From your house of correction (in Boston) were we have been unjustly restrained from our children and habitations, one of us about 8 months, the other 10 months; and where we are yet continued by you oppressors, yet know no Shame." This letter was dated 21 Dec 1660. [6]

  • Sources 
    1. [S22] Historic Homes & Institutions of Worcester Co, MA, Ellery Bicknell Crane, (New York, NY: The Lewis Publishing Company, 1907.), Vol. 1: p. 111. (Reliability: 3), 13 Nov 2010.

    2. [S23] Descendents of Lawrence & Cassandra Southwick, James M. Caller and Mrs. M. A. Ober, (Salem, MA: J.H. Choate & Co., 1881.), 68. (Reliability: 3), 29 Mar 2010.

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

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

    5. [S23] Descendents of Lawrence & Cassandra Southwick, James M. Caller and Mrs. M. A. Ober, (Salem, MA: J.H. Choate & Co., 1881.), p. 9, 68, 74. (Reliability: 3), 29 Mar 2010.

    6. [S23] Descendents of Lawrence & Cassandra Southwick, James M. Caller and Mrs. M. A. Ober, (Salem, MA: J.H. Choate & Co., 1881.), 11. (Reliability: 3), 29 Mar 2010.