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Dorothy Capen Upshall
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Birth: 1603
Dorset, England
Death: Sep. 18, 1675
Suffolk County
Massachusetts, USA

Dorothy Capen, dau. of Bernard Capen and Joan Purchase, was b. presumably at Dorchester in Dorset, England and d. testate at Boston, Mass. on Sept. 18, 1675, Æ 73. Her gravestone inscription indicates she was b. on or after Sept. 18, 1603.

On Jan. 17, 1629/30 at Holy Trinity Church at Dorchester in Dorset, England, Dorothy m. Nicholas Upshall (q.v., Upsall). An extended bio will be added later, but in the meantime:

The children of Dorothy Capen and Nicholas Upshall {q.v., Upsall}, the first four b. of record at Dorchester, Mass., are:

• i. Anna Upshall, b. in Feb. 1635/6; d. Nov. 7, 1651 in her youth at Boston, Mass., Æ 16.

• ii. Elizabeth Upshall, b. in Feb. 1637/8; m. 1) July 4, 1652 at Boston, Mass. when only 14 years of age, William Greenough (by William Hibbins). He d. on or after July 24, 1678, the date of his will. There were ten children by the marriage. Elizabeth m. 2) bef. May 22, 1686 as his 2nd wife, Capt. Timothy Prout, Sr. of Boston, who d. Nov. 3, 1702. There were no children of this second marriage. [William Greenough's namesake nephew, Capt. William Greenough, m. Elizabeth's 1st cousin, Ruth Swift, at Boston in 1660. The latter William Greenough d. at Boston on Aug 6, 1693 and is interred at Boston's Copps Hill burying ground.]

• iii. Susanna Upshall, b. Feb. 7, 1639/40 (bapt. Feb. 16); m. Nov. 18, 1659 at Boston, Mass., Joseph Cocke (by Mr. Thos. Danforth). Seven known children of the family.

• iv. Experience Upshall, a son, b. Mar. 19, 1640/1 (bapt. Mar. 21); d. in his youth Aug. 2, 1659 at Boston, Mass., Æ 19.

• v. Ruth Upshall, bapt. Oct. 15, 1642 at Dorchester with the notation in the church record "to Boston"; no further record. She is not included in her father's will of Aug. 9, 1666 or her mother's will of Aug. 30, 1673.
Family links: 
  Barnard Capen (1563 - 1638)
  Joan Purchase Capen (____ - 1653)
  Nicholas Upshall (1597 - 1666)
  Elizabeth Upshall Prout (____ - 1693)*
  James Capen (1598 - 1628)*
  Susannah Capen Rockwell Grant (1602 - 1666)*
  Dorothy Capen Upshall (1603 - 1675)
  Elizabeth Capen Swift (1611 - 1678)*
  John Capen (1613 - 1692)*
  Honor Capen Hannum (1616 - 1680)*
*Calculated relationship
In Memoriall of
Dorothy Vpshall
Aged 73 Years
Deceased the 18
of September

On the day Dorothy died she was 72 years old, and Ætatis (i.e., Æ, "Aged," in the XX year of her Age) 73.
Copps Hill Burying Ground
Suffolk County
Massachusetts, USA
Maintained by: Don Blauvelt
Originally Created by: Kathleen Peck Probasco K...
Record added: Dec 16, 2000
Find A Grave Memorial# 5121808
Dorothy <i>Capen</i> Upshall
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