|Birth: ||Sep., 1603|
|Death: ||1641, Bahamas|
Baptized Bewdley, Worcestershire, 25 September 1603, son of Francis and Anne (Goode) Wakeman. Migraged from Bewdley, Worcestershire to Massachusetts Bay in 1631 on the "Lyon." First settled in Roxbury; moved to Cambridge & then Hartford in 1635.
Having joined a small group of New Englanders who wished to settle at Old Providence Island in the Caribbean in the summer of 1641, and not realizing that the Spaniards had recently taken the island, Samuel Wakeman was on the ship mastered by William Pierce; when they reached Old Providence and sailed into the harbor, they came under the Spanish guns, and Pierce "threw himself in at the door of the cuddy, and one Samuel Wakeman, a member of the church of Hartford, who was sent with goods to buy cotton, cast himself down by him, and presently a great shot took them both. Mr. Peirce died within an hour; the other, having only his thighs tore, lived ten days."
Married by 1630 Elizabeth _____; "Elizabeth Wakeman, the wife of Samuell Wakeman," was admitted to Roxbury church as member #25. She married (2) by 4 December 1645 Nathaniel Willett
Elizabeth Wakeman Willett
Ancient Burying Ground
Created by: Linda Mac
Record added: Mar 16, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 34877900
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