|Birth: ||Apr. 6, 1694|
|Death: ||Aug. 10, 1782|
Lt. John Harding
Was born on 6 April 1694 at Medfield, Norfolk County, Massachusetts. He was the son of Abraham Harding and Mary Mason.
Lt. John Harding was mentioned in the will of Abraham Harding.
Lt. John Harding was a cordwainer.
On 2 July 1722 at Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, John married Thankful Bullard, daughter of Lt. John Bullard and Abigail Leland. Lt.
John Harding served in 1740 at Medway, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, as a Selectman. He left a will on 3 June 1778 at Medway, Norfolk County, Massachusetts.
In his will, John gave his "negro man Boston" his freedom after John's decease. It should be noted that Boston was freed by the State before the will could do so.
Boston took the name "Prince Royal" and remained with Lt. John for the rest of John's life. On 3 July 1782, John and his wife, Thankful, for affection and good will which he bore towards him, as his former servant and in consideration of his dutiful and good behavior, gave him four acres near his own.
Prince being a prudent man, accumulated more property and as late as 1806 or 1808 was to be seen riding in his own carriage with his wife.
John died on Saturday, 10 August 1782 at Medway, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, at age 88 years, 4 months and 4 days.
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Originally Created by: Bev
Record added: May 21, 2005
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