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Elizabeth Firmin Beers

  • Birth 1615 Nayland, Babergh District, Suffolk, England
  • Death 16 Jun 1706 Watertown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
  • Burial Unknown
  • Memorial ID 116377695

Elizabeth Firmin was baptised on April 27, 1615 in Nayland, Suffolk, England. Her father was John Firmin, her mother is unknown. She immigrated in 1630, with her family in the Winthrop fleet. She married Richard Beers in Watertown, Massachusetts about 1638. She died in Watertown, Massachusetts on June 16, 1706.

The identity of Richard Beers' wife as Elizabeth Firmin is not absolutely established, but it is suggested by Anderson who notes in his treatment of John Firmin (with square brackets in the original): "In the Boston Newsletter for June 24, 1706 is the notice of death in Watertown on 16 June of that year of 'Mrs. Elizabeth Beers (widow of Capt. John [recte Richard] Beers...) in the 92 year of her age.... She came to New England in June 1630 being then sixteen year old, and lived in New England 76 years." This would be the right age for the Elizabeth who was baptized to John Firmin in Nayland, and her husband did acquire the estate of John Firmin. He acquired it, however, from a person who had purchased the land from the heirs of John Firmin, and we would have to assume that Richard Beers and his wife had been parties to the sale to Barnabas Fawer, and then had turned around and repurchased the land from him."

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