Joseph Scott

Male 1697 - Abt 1742


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  • Name  Joseph Scott 
    Born  15 Aug 1697  Providence, Providence Co, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender  Male 
    Died  Abt 14 Sep 1742  Bellingham, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Joseph Scott and his brother Sylvanus came from Pawtucket, RI to Bellingham, MA. In 1721 Joseph Scott, son of Sylvanus bought one fourth of a Bloomary Iron Works in Mendon on the Pentucket River at the Great Falls. This foundary was at Woonsocket near the land of Nicholas Cook. In 1725 he bought another quarter of the same bloomary and his father's house & 106 acres in Bellingham, bounded on the north by land of Zuriel Hall, on the east by common land and the burying place, on the south by common land and Richard Blood, on the west by Mendon. This was the burying place laid out in 1717. He later bought 97 acres from Banfield Capron and 170 acres from Richard Blood.

      In 1727 Joseph and 3 neighbors were in jail in Boston because their "consciences do not allow them to pay the town tax for the support of the minister." The representatives refused a request to release them, but the Council did not agree and ordered them released if they gave bond to appear at the next meeting of the Court, when the town was ordered to present its case against them. That meeting was postponed for about a year, and there were similar cases in other towns. A thorough search at the State House has not shown any further record of the case.

      Joseph & his wife Elizabeth had four children recorded in Bellingham from 1724-1733. He d. in 1742. His inventory mentions: Best suit head to foot, 18 pound, one sixteenth of a Bloomary, best dwelling house, 220 pounds, land, 2914 pounds; total, 4332 pounds, certainly the largest estate in town.

      In 1817, Joseph's grandsons Samuel and Saul occupied his land at Scott Hill, which has been in the same family nearly 2 centuries. 70 persons of this name were born in Bellingham before 1850.
      !History of the Town Bellingham, Mass. 1719-1919; George F. Partridge, published by the town 1919, p. 61

      I. Joseph Scott, son of Richard(sic). b. Aug 15, 1697. D. about 1737. m. Elizabeth Jenks of Lynn MA. He settled in Bellingham, MA. Owned a large tract of land, and had seven children. II. Mary Scott, dau. of Joseph and Elizabeth. B. at Bellingham MA. m. Dec. 16, 1742 to Charles Capron.

      Their son John and father Joseph died within a few hours of each other, of a fever. Joseph was age 40 and his widow lived till she was 70 yrs. old.
      !Capron Genealogy, Holden
    Person ID  I18442  Bryant
    Last Modified  12 Mar 2006 

    Father  Sylvanus Scott,   b. 10 Nov 1672, Providence (later Smithfield), Providence Co, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jan 1742, Smithfield, Providence Co, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Joanna Jenckes,   b. 1672, Providence, Providence Co, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Mar 1756, Smithfield, Providence Co, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  Abt 1692  Providence, Providence Co, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F1324  Group Sheet

    Family  Elizabeth Jenks,   b. 28 Jan 1692, Lynn, Essex Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1762, probably, Smithfield, Providence Co, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  Aft 14 Jul 1721  Providence, Providence Co, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Marriage intention was recorded at Lynn, Essex Co, Massachusetts, 14 July, 1720 or 1721.
      !Lynn, Mass; VR
    Children 
     1. Mary Scott,   b. 05 Dec 1722, Bellingham, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Samuel Scott,   b. 12 Sep 1724, Bellingham, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Nov 1793, Bellingham, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Joseph Scott,   b. 24 Sep 1726, Bellingham, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Elizabeth Scott,   b. 09 Mar 1729/30, Bellingham, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Nov 1815, Bellingham, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. John Scott,   b. 18 Mar 1731, Bellingham, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1742
     6. George Scott,   b. 14 Mar 1733, Bellingham, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Abigail Scott,   b. 05 Oct 1735, Bellingham, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID  F1159  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 15 Aug 1697 - Providence, Providence Co, Rhode Island Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Aft 14 Jul 1721 - Providence, Providence Co, Rhode Island Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Abt 14 Sep 1742 - Bellingham, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S302] Banfield Capron from Old England, Capron, Philip, (1817).


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