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WATERS Susanna

Female 1648 - 1726  (78 years)


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  • Name WATERS Susanna 
    Born 01 Feb 1648  Salem, Essex Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • 1 FEB 1648/1649
    Gender Female 
    Died 21 Dec 1726  Ipswich, Essex Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • A quaint Ipswich law punished "commoners" for overstepping the bounds
      of propriety by daring to wear fine garments which were beyond their
      proper rank in life. As early as 1651, the General court of Ipswich
      had expressed its "griefe...that intollerable excesse and bravery
      hath crept in upon us and especially amongst people of mean
      condition, to the dishonor of God, the scandal of its professors, the
      consumption of estates and altogether unsuitable to our poverty." It
      was later ordered that no person whose visible estate did not exceed
      L200, should wear gold or silver lace, or any bone lace above 2s. per
      yard, or silk hoods or scarfs. Penalty for each such offense was 10
      shillings.
      In the year 1675, Ipswich was in a general state of terror over the
      string of Indian attacks that became known as King Phillips' War. The
      Ipswich General Court saw in such attacks evidence of rebukes from
      God Almighty himself, and promptly issued fresh edicts some of the
      more flagrant abuses of wearing "finery" and displaying the sin of
      pride.
      Susanna, the newly wed wife of Benedict, appeared one Sabbath morning
      in 1675 meeting house proudly displaying such a silk scarf and hood,
      along with a number of other wives of the town. Benedict was duly
      fined for the violation of social decorum. The incident implies that
      Benedict's estate must have been valued less than L200.
    Person ID I9946  Freeman-Smith
    Last Modified 7 Jul 2016 

    Father WATERS Richard,   b. Abt 03 Mar 1603, St. Botolph Aldgate, London, Eng. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Jul 1677, Salem, Essex Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 74 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Mother PLASSE Joyce (Rejoice),   b. 25 Dec 1603, St. Botolph Aldgate, London, Eng. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1687, Salem, Essex Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Married 1624 
    Family ID F9940  Group Sheet

    Family PULSIFER Benedict,   b. Abt 1637, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1710, Ipswich, Essex Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 73 years) 
    Married Abt Feb 1673  Ipswich, Essex Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • FEB 1673/1674
    Children 
     1. PULSIFER Richard,   b. 31 May 1675, Ipswich, Essex Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 09 Feb 1762, Ipswich, Essex Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
     2. PULSIFER William,   b. 12 Dec 1676, Ipswich, Essex Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. PULSIFER Susanna,   b. 05 Sep 1678, Ipswich, Essex Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1689, Ipswich, Essex Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 10 years)
     4. PULSIFER Joseph,   b. 13 Nov 1680, Ipswich, Essex Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 04 Apr 1711, Boston, Suffolk Co., MA (from Judge Samuel Sewell's diary) Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 30 years)
     5. PULSIFER Benjamin,   b. 19 May 1683
     6. PULSIFER David,   b. 25 Sep 1685, Ipswich, Essex Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt Dec 1720, Boston, Suffolk Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 35 years)
     7. PULSIFER Johanna,   b. 25 Sep 1687, Ipswich, Essex Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. PULSIFER Jonathan,   b. 25 Sep 1687, Ipswich, Essex Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Aug 1763, Ipswich, Essex Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
     9. PULSIFER Susanna,   b. Abt 1689, Ipswich, Essex Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location
     10. PULSIFER Elizabeth,   b. Abt 1690
     11. PULSIFER Margaret,   b. Abt 14 Feb 1692, Ipswich, Essex Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 7 Jul 2016 
    Family ID F6863  Group Sheet


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