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Rebecca Addington or Shelley Chamberlain
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Birth: 1625, England
Death: Sep. 26, 1692
Cambridge
Middlesex County
Massachusetts, USA

Great-grandmother of ABIGAIL CHAMBERLAIN, (wife of HENRY(6))

Died: abt age 67, in Cambridge Prison, on charges of witchcraft

Married: Jan 4, 1646, WILLIAM CHAMBERLAIN, Roxbury, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts (Note: date may not be correct)

Thirteen children:
Births recorded at Woburn, Middlesex Co.
1. Timothy CHAMBERLAIN
b: 13 Aug 13, 1649, Woburn, Middlesex, MA
2. Isaac CHAMBERLAIN
b: Oct 1 1650, Woburn, Middlesex, MA
No birth records found
3. William CHAMBERLAIN
b: Apr 9, 1652
4. John CHAMBERLAIN
b: Jan 22, 1654
Births recorded at Billerica, Middlesex Co.
5. Sarah CHAMBERLAIN
b: May 20, 1655, Billerica, Middlesex, MA
6. Jacob CHAMBERLAIN
b: Jan 18, 1657, Billerica, Middlesex, MA
7. Thomas CHAMBERLAIN
b: Feb 20, 1659, Billerica, Middlesex, MA
8. Edmund CHAMBERLAIN
b: Jul 15, 1660, Billerica, Middlesex, MA
9. Rebecca CHAMBERLAIN
b: Feb 25, 1662, Billerica, Middlesex, MA
10. Abraham CHAMBERLAIN
b: Jan 6, 1664, Billerica, Middlesex, MA
11. Ann CHAMBERLAIN
b: Mar 3, 1666, Billerica, Middlesex, MA
12. Clement CHAMBERLAIN
b: May 30, 1669, Billerica, Middlesex, MA
13. Daniel CHAMBERLAIN
b: Sep 27, 1671, Billerica, Middlesex, MA

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Note: REBECCA may have been a SHELLEY or an ADDINGTON (though there are other possibilities). Rebecca Chamberlain, Sarah Shelley and Isaac Addington appear to have been very closely related—likely siblings or half-siblings. As a result, many have guessed that Rebecca's maiden name was either Shelley or Addington. Either may be correct, but as nothing is known about the parents of Rebecca, Sarah and Isaac, Rebecca's maiden name is simply unknown. The best analysis of the problem is found in George Walter Chamberlain's William Chamberlain of Billerica, Massachusetts, (Portland, Me.: the author, 1911), 96–100. Unfortunately, no one has found anything to further clarify the problem in over 100 years.
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Contributed by Kimball G. Everingham

Note: Woburn was settled in 1640, Middlesex County was created in 1643, Massachusetts Bay Company (not yet a colony) was chartered in 1629, Massachusetts statehood was achieved in 1788, and, as we so often forget with these older dates, the USA did not come into being until July 4, 1776.
Contributed by Julie Lake 
 
Family links: 
 Spouse:
  William Chamberlain (1619 - 1706)
 
Note: There is some question as to Rebecca being buried in this cemetery
 
Burial:
Unknown
 
Maintained by: Catherine Clemens...
Originally Created by: Michael Smith
Record added: Jan 06, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 17329765
 

My 9th Great Grandmother (Son John) may you rest in peace. Love and prayers
- Pamela Nevins
 Added: Jul. 3, 2016
Rebecca is my 10 great grandmother. It is so tragic that she endured the suffering and death caused by the hysteric Salem witch trials. She is resting in peace, away from the evil of the world.
- PAULINE BENNER-COOPER
 Added: May. 18, 2016
We wish we'd known you great grandmother.It is believed that Grandmother Rebecca was in the Cambridge prison where she died as a result of being accused of witchcraft. She died before she could be convicted or released.
- Debra
 Added: Mar. 17, 2016
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