Edward CHURCH

Male 1744 - 1801


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  • Name  Edward CHURCH 
    Born  22 Apr 1744  Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Died  22 Sep 1801  Windsor, Hants County, Nova Scotia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I1113  Ward Tree
    Last Modified  11 Dec 2009 

    Father  Edward CHURCH,   b. 22 Feb 1706, Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Jan 1761, Falmouth, Hants, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Grace SHAW,   b. 20 Oct 1707, Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 May 1755, Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  2 Oct 1729  Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F196  Group Sheet

    Family 1  Elizabeth RIGBY,   b. 5 Feb 1751, New York, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1780 
    Married  16 Oct 1766 
    Children 
     1. Henry CHURCH,   b. 20 Sep 1767,   d. 25 Jan 1796
     2. Israel CHURCH,   b. 10 Jun 1771,   d. 3 Dec 1858, Windsor, Hants County, Nova Scotia Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. William Sutherland CHURCH,   b. 13 Aug 1776, Windsor, Hants County, Nova Scotia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Mar 1857, Windsor, Hants County, Nova Scotia Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Sarah CHURCH,   b. 1783, Windsor, Hants County, Nova Scotia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Oct 1814, Newport, Hants, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID  F367  Group Sheet

    Family 2  Mary SHAW,   b. 1763, Newport, Hants, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Nov 1805 
    Married  1786  Windsor, Hants County, Nova Scotia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Rebecca CHURCH,   b. 2 Apr 1788, Windsor, Hants County, Nova Scotia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jun 1815, Windsor, Hants County, Nova Scotia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID  F749  Group Sheet

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  • Notes 
    • Edward's father, Edward was a grantee at Falmouth, NS at the founding of that township in 1761; Grace Shaw, the 1st wife of Edward was a sister of Peter Shaw who was also one of the original grantees at Falmouth, NS in 1761; Richard Church of Hingham, Mass and Little Compton, RI died in 1668, his wife was Elizabeth Warren dau. of Richard Warren who came to America in 1620 as one of the passengers of the Mayflower; Edward Church (1745 - 1801) was one of the original grantees at Newport Township in the Crown grant dated 21 July 1761, he drew Newport Farm lot B 2nd Div. No. 1 jointly with Jonathan Card on 18 Feb, 1762; it is not known whether he lived on his Newport properties since he became a tenant farmer of a 124 acre farm at Windsor, NS on 31 Dec. 1766, a farm which had been purchased by Michael Francklin (Lt.-Gov. of Nova Scotia) in 1765 from Isaac Deschamps; in 1784 Edward and Henry Scott jointly bought a large part of the remaining grant land of Joshua Mauger in Windsor, NS part of which became the Tetreat Farm; on 25 Oct 1798 Edward Church bought Retreat Farm at auction from Henry Scott's estate; Edward Church was listed in the 1794 Windsor assessment as a farmer having 7 cows, 6 oxen, 4 horses and 40 sheep and paid 6 shillings and 11 pence; Edward had sold his Newport properties before 1772; Edward's will was proven at Windsor, NS on 5 Oct. 1802 (HCFP 62A)