Samuel Wight

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  • Name  Samuel Wight 
    Born  05 Feb 1640  Dedham, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    • "Samuell, the Son of Thomas and Alice Wight, was borne the 5 of the 12 mo."
    Gender  Male 
    Will  19 May 1710  Medfield, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died  21 Dec 1716  Medfield, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3
    Probate  17 Jan 1717 
    Notes 
    • Samuel Wight no doubt accompanied his father to Medfield in 1652. Samuel was made a freeman 8 October, 1672 and as early as 1673 was settled in the north part of the town. The site of his house could yet be seen as late as 1887 on the west side of North Street. The same year he was constable. His name appears in the list of Medfield proprietors, made in 1675. His home was burned by King Philip's Indians, 21 February, 1676, but was rebuilt, apparently on the same spot. He married Hannah ALBEE. Both were in full communion at the time of Mr. Baxter's settlement.
      !History of Medfield, by Tilden:p. 512

      Samuel and Hanah lived at Medfield, MA. He and his brother, Thomas, both suffered great losses during King Phillip's War and applied to the General court in 1678 for relief. (Source: "Genealogical Dictionary", Vol. 4, p.543).

      At age 20, in 1650, he moved to Medfield with his father. In the Medfield History it tells us that he and three others were hired to burn part of the woods, much as the Indians sis, to keep down weeds. He was made a Freeman 8 OCT 1672. He was settled in the north part of the town by 1673, and that year he was chosen to be Constable. His name appears in the list of Medfield proprietors in 1675. Samuel' and Hannah's home was burned during King Phillip's War, but was rebuilt in the same spot, on the west side of North St. Because of his losses in the war, he was forgiven his subscription of one bushel of corn to the new college at Cambridge was forgiven.

      He also petitioned for forgiveness from his taxes, and the court granted this request. Apparently he then moved on to Dedham. His name appears in the early tax payers list. He ans his wife were members of the Medfield church in 1697. And he was a proprietor of the "black swamp" Medway in 1702, according to the History of Medway. Both Samuel and Hannah died at Medfield. (Wight, Wm. Ward, "The Wights", Swain & Tate, Milwaukee, 1890, Reprinted 1980).
    Person ID  I14313  Bryant
    Last Modified  10 Jan 2004 

    Father  Thomas Wight,   b. 06 Dec 1607, Hareby, Lincolnshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Mar 1674, Medfield, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Alice Roundy or Pepper,   b. Abt 1608, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jul 1665, Medfield, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  1625  probably, Isle of Wight, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F545  Group Sheet

    Family  Hannah Albee,   b. 16 Aug 1641, Braintree, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Apr 1723, Medfield, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  25 Mar 1663  Medfield, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3, 4
    Children 
     1. Hannah Wight,   b. 25 Mar 1664, Medfield, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1664, Medfield, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Samuel Wight,   b. 11 Nov 1665, Medfield, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1745, Medfield, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Hannah Wight,   b. 04 Feb 1667, Medfield, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Nov 1759, Bellingham, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. John Wight,   b. 22 May 1670, Medfield, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. probably, Medfield, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Nathaniel Wight,   b. 11 Oct 1672, Medfield, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Oct 1675, Medfield, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Benjamin Wight,   b. 30 Jan 1675, Medfield, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jul 1755, Scituate, Providence Co, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Abiell Wight,   b. 03 Nov 1676, Medfield, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Joseph Wight,   b. 07 Sep 1679, Medfield, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Oct 1758, Bellingham, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
     9. Jonathan Wight,   b. 11 Sep 1682, Medfield, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Feb 1779, Medfield, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID  F971  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 05 Feb 1640 - Dedham, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 25 Mar 1663 - Medfield, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsWill - 19 May 1710 - Medfield, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 21 Dec 1716 - Medfield, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S139] Wight, D.P., Mem. Thos. Wight, Wight, Danforth Phipps, M.D., (Press of T.R. Marvin. 24 Congress Street, Boston, MA, 1848), p.16.

    2. [S264] Dedham Records, p.1.

    3. [S176] Albee, Fam. Records, Albee, Robert S., (Author, Washington, DC, 1920), p.3.

    4. [S60] MASS, Vital Rec., Medfield:113.


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