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Abigail Briant Carpenter
Birth: May 27, 1604
Wiltshire, England
Death: Feb. 22, 1687
Bristol County
Massachusetts, USA


She was baptized May 27,1604 at St.Michael's and All Angels Church, then in the Berkshire Co. section of Shalbourne, England, the daughter of John Briant and Alice ____ Briant.

Some older sources give wife Abigail's maiden name as Bennett or Searles. The first represents unwarranted linkage to a Bennett family of Sway, Co.Hampshire, and the second reflects apparent confusion with the maiden name of William Carpenter Jr's second wife, Miriam Sale(s).

She married William Carpenter at St.Michael's and All Angels Church, then in the Berkshire Co. section of Shalbourne, England on Apr 28,1625. The family resided in the Wiltshire Co. section of Shalbourne.

She and her husband arrived in New England on the "Bevis" in 1638, settling first at Weymouth,MA and then, by 1645, Rehoboth,MA. Abigail was buried in the Newman Cemetery in Old Rehoboth (now East Providence,RI) on Feb 22, 1686/7.

Children: John Carpenter, Abigail Carpenter Titus Palmer, William Carpenter, Joseph Carpenter, Samuel Carpenter, Samuel Carpenter, Hannah Carpenter Carpenter, and Abiah Carpenter.

Family links: 
  William Carpenter (1605 - 1659)*
  Abigail Carpenter Titus Palmer (1629 - 1710)*
  William Carpenter (1631 - 1703)*
  Joseph Carpenter (1634 - 1675)*
  Samuel Carpenter (1638 - 1682)*
  Hannah Carpenter Carpenter (1640 - 1673)*
  Abiah Carpenter (1643 - 1688)*
*Calculated relationship
Newman Cemetery
East Providence
Providence County
Rhode Island, USA
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Record added: Feb 03, 2007
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Abigail <i>Briant</i> Carpenter
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Dear 11th great grandmother,Thank you for your faith and endurance in coming to the New World. You and your family gave your descendants a precious gift. May you rest in peace.
- evie giegerich
 Added: Mar. 28, 2015
RIP 10th GGM
- Scott Sprague
 Added: Feb. 25, 2015

- Evette Dingle-Smith
 Added: Feb. 9, 2015
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