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Daniel Abbott
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Birth: 1584
Bildeston
Suffolk, England
Death: 1647
Providence County
Rhode Island, USA

The son of Thomas and Mary Abbott of Bildeston, Suffolk England, Daniel Sr married Mary Mills in 1629 in Providence Co RI. They settled in Middlesex Co MA and had at least two children:

1) Daniel Abbott (1632-1700), m: Margaret White
2) Mary Abbott (1634-1669), m: Thomas D Wallen Sr

8 Apr 1630 - Daniel immigrated from England to America, settling in Cambridge, Middlesex Co MA. Daniel sailed on a ship belonging to the Winthrop Fleet; of eleven ships in the fleet, only five sailed to America in Apr 1630 from Yarmouth, Isle of Wight. Those five ships arrived at Charleston and Salem harbors on 26 May 1630 and 10 Jun 1630, respectively. It is not yet known which ship Daniel was on, but the names of the five ships are: Arbella (the flagship), Ambrose, William & Francis, Talbot and Hopewell.
(Note: Presumably, Daniel and Mary are married before leaving England. This is not yet verified.)

18 Sep 1630 - Daniel is appointed juror in Cambridge; on 19 Oct 1630 he requests to become a Freeman, being approved and admitted on 18 May 1631.

5 Jan 1634/35, "Daniell Abbott" is granted three acres in Cambridge. His proportional rating in the division of Fresh Pond Meadow was 1/2. In the 1635/36 list of houses, "Daniell Abbott" is listed with "one house".

10 Oct 1635 - Cambridge land inventory shows "Daniell Abbott" holds "two parcels of land", "one house with backside about half a rood" and "three acres behind the Pine Swamp". (Note: 1 rood = 1/4 acre).

Sometime before 1639, Daniel moves his family from Cambridge, Middlesex Co MA to Newe Towne, Providence Co RI.

20 May 1644 - Land record shows Daniel sold, to Robert Morris, five parcels of land in Providence: "....twenty acres upland, a share of meadow, sixty acres, another share of meadow and a fifth parcel and....". (Note: Per source, some details in this record no longer legible).

1647 - Daniel Abbott Sr dies, aged about 63 yrs. "Enroulments of Burialls" in Providence, c1680:
"Daniell Abbott Husband to said Mary departed this life in the year 1647" [PrTR 5:203].

Jan 22, 1650/1651 - In a letter to the Town of Providence, it is written "....concerned with several matters involving orphans and unsettled estates", Roger Williams asks that special care be taken of "....one of the orphans of our dead friend Daniell Abbott, [who] is likely (as she herself told me) to be disposed of in marriage". (Note: This is in reference to Daniel's only daughter, Mary Abbott, before her marriage to Thomas Wallen.)

27 Jul 1650 - Nicholas Power and Gregory Dexter are ordered to "....take the goods belonging to the children of Daniell Abbott, deceased, into their hands and take notice of the goats, and also care of them, to see to the disposal of them & bring in a list into the town and record them."

28 Jul 1651 - Thomas Harris and Nicholas Power are ordered to "....equally divide the goats and goods, and what else that belongs unto the two orphans of Daniell Abbott, deceased, and possess Thomas Walling, husband of Mary Abbott, the daughter of the said deceased, with one half of the said goats, goods, &c., and the other half to order for Daniel Abbot, the son of the said deceased best advantage."

1 Oct 1665 - Robert Williams sells to Daniel Abbott (Jr) a five acre houselot "....which did in the original belong to Daniel Abbot Sr, father unto the above said Daniel Abbott, and was by the said Daniel Abbott by sale, passed away unto one Robert Morris and from the said Robert Morris, it was passed unto me, the said Robert Williams". (Note: This may be the same five parcels conveyed to Robert Morris on 20 May 1644.)

Daniel Abbott Sr was one of fifty original property owners in Providence Co RI and became very prominent.

Additional Sources:
"Complete Peerage of England": Grandfather - John Abbott (1513-1588), Gr-Grandfather - Simon Abbott (b: 1484)
Ancestry.com A.C.W., descendant of Thomas Walling.

Please Note:
At different times in history, the name of Wallen is recorded with variations such as Wallin and Walling. The passenger list of the ship "Anne", dated Jul 1623, lists Ralph's (1590-1633) surname as "Wallen". To avoid confusion, my ancestors who descended from Ralph will be shown as Wallen.

Daniel is my paternal 9th Gr-Grandfather through his daughter Mary (Abbott) Wallen (1634-1669).
 
 
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 Spouse:
  Mary Mills Abbott (1610 - 1643)*
 
 Children:
  Daniel Abbott (1632 - 1700)*
  Mary Abbott Wallen (1634 - 1669)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Note: Interment is assumed to be with other Abbott family members.
 
Burial:
North Burial Ground
Providence
Providence County
Rhode Island, USA
 
Created by: Bonnie's Daughter
Record added: Sep 04, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 58162402
Daniel Abbott
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