Abigail <I>Briant</I> Carpenter

Abigail Briant Carpenter

Birth
Shalbourne, Wiltshire Unitary Authority, Wiltshire, England
Death 22 Feb 1686 (aged 81)
Rehoboth, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA
Burial East Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island, USA
Memorial ID 17793532 · View Source
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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.

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Source: Newton Cemetery Transcriptions by Marion Pearce Carter, 1932 ("The Old Rehoboth Cemetery, sometimes known as the Newman Cemetery, The Ring of the Town") and by Mr. David Jillson, 1850 neither of which make any distinction between Newman Cemetery and Hunt Cemetery which is beside it.


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  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Abigail Briant Carpenter (27 May 1604–22 Feb 1686), Find a Grave Memorial no. 17793532, citing Newman Cemetery, East Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island, USA ; Maintained by as (contributor 46814607) .