David Aldrich

Male 1685 - 1771


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  • Name  David Aldrich 
    Born  23 May 1685  Mendon, Worcester Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender  Male 
    Will  18 Mar 1758  Worcester Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • In the name of God Amen the Eighteenth Day of March 1758 I David Aldrich of Mendon, in the County of Worcester in the Province of the Massachusetts Bay in New England Blacksmith being grone old and weak in Body But of a Perfect mind and memory, Thanks be given unto God Therefore calling to mind the Mortality of my Body and Knowing that it is appointed for all men once to Die do make and Ordain this my Last will and Testament (that is to say) Principally and first of all I Recommend my Soul into the hands of God that gave it and my Body I Recommend to the Earth to be Buried in a Decent Christian Burial at the Direction of my Executor nothing Doughting but at the General Resurrection I shall receive the same again by the Mighty power of God And as touching such Worldly Estate that I have Left wherewith it has pleased God to Bless me at present with it being some small matter of moveable or personal Estate my reall Estate I have near all given to my sons hereafter mentioned by Respective Deed which may make it fully app___. Said Personal Estate after my just Debt, and funeral charges and Probate Charges are paid I Give Devise and Dispose of in the following manner and form.

      In primas I Give and Bequeath to Mehetabel my Dearly Beloved wife Twenty Spanish mil'd Silver Dollors to be raised and Levied out of my Said Estate to geather with one Third part of my Houshold Good Debts and moveable Effects as the Law Directs.

      Item--I Give and Bequeath to David Aldrich my Eldest Son to be raised out of my Estate on cow one Silver Spoone, one Spanish mil'd Dollor Silver.
      Item--I Give and Bequeath to Edward Aldrich my Second Con on Dollor as aforesd.
      Item--I Give and Bequeath to Benjamin Aldrich Son of my Eldest Daughter Elizabeth Deceased wife of Abel Aldrich on Dollor aforesd.
      Item--I Give and Bequeath to the Children of my 3rd Son Peter Aldrich Deceased on Shilling Lawful money apiece to be paid to them out of my sd Estate by my Executor as they shall come of age.
      Item--I Give and Bequeath to my fourth Son Jonathan Aldrich on stake anvil on vice for the Black Smith and one Spanish mil'd Dollar as aforesd -- the anvill and vice is in his hand already.
      Item--I Give and Bequeath to my Second Daughter MArgaret Smith wife of George Smith one of my Best feather Beds and all the Beding and furniture thereunto belonging She Paying to my Executor Thirty Six Shillings Lawful money.
      Item--I Give and Bequeath to my two younger Sons Abner and Levi Aldrich to them their Heirs and asigns forever as it was and is the intent of all the foregoing Legacy The Remainder part of all my Estate Either reall or personal that is not Disposed on by Deed or Deeds under my hand and Seal already or any Estate that Shall or might by Right become to be mine I Give to them aforesd to be Equally Divided betweend them or their Heirs all the aforesd Legacies Excepting Peters Children is to be paid out by my Executor one year after my Death.

      Witnesses: Ralph Freeman, William Cook and Paul Cook.
      Sole Executor: Abner Aldrich
    Died  15 Mar 1771  Mendon, Worcester Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    Buried  Scott Cemetery, Bellingham, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    • David and both of his wives are buried in the old graveyard in what is known as Scott Cemetery on Center Street. His stone is the oldest one there.
    Notes 
    • David settled in that part of Mendon which is now known as Blackstone. He was a blacksmith, but he undoubtedly farmed as well. He became a major land holder in the town.
    Person ID  I26628  Bryant
    Last Modified  23 Apr 2005 

    Father  Jacob Aldrich,   b. 28 Feb 1653, Braintree, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Oct 1695, Mendon, Worcester Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Huldah Thayer,   b. 16 Jun 1657, Braintree, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 16 Jan 1707 
    Married  25 Jun 1675  Medfield, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [7, 8, 9, 10
    • Married by Charles Wheelock, J. P.
    Family ID  F1067  Group Sheet

    Family 1  Hannah Capron,   b. 02 Jul 1689, Swansea, Bristol Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Feb 1731/32, Mendon, Worcester Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  1710  probably, Mendon, Worcester Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • HANNAH CAPRON married David Aldrich, of Mendon, by whom she had seven children : Edward, David, Peter, Jonathan, Abner, Levi, and Margaret. She lived to be an old woman, but her age I cannot ascertain.
    Children 
     1. David Aldrich,   b. 26 Jul 1711, Mendon (now Blackstone), Worcester Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1771, probably, Douglas, Worcester Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Edward Aldrich,   b. 07 Sep 1713, Mendon, Worcester Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Mar 1800, Franconia, Grafton Co, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Elizabeth Aldrich,   b. 16 Jun 1715, Mendon, Worcester Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Nov 1737
     4. Jonathan Aldrich,   b. 21 Apr 1717, Mendon, Worcester Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Aug 1718, Mendon, Worcester Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Peter Aldrich,   b. 19 Mar 1719, Mendon, Worcester Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1758
     6. Jonathan Aldrich,   b. 03 Aug 1721, Mendon, Worcester Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jun 1800, Cumberland, Providence Co, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Margaret Aldrich,   b. 25 Apr 1723, Mendon, Worcester Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jan 1801, Mendon, Worcester Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Abner Aldrich,   b. 17 Nov 1727, Mendon, Worcester Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Oct 1815, Mendon, Worcester Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
     9. Levi Aldrich,   b. 19 Dec 1729, Mendon, Worcester Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Dec 1795, Bellingham, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
     10. Ichabod Aldrich,   b. 05 Feb 1732, Mendon, Worcester Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Oct 1821, Nantucket, Barnstable Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID  F1158  Group Sheet

    Family 2  Mehitable Mann,   b. 17 Apr 1687, Rehoboth, Bristol Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Mar 1774, Bellingham, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  06 Jul 1733  Smithfield, Providence Co, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    • David Aldrich & Mehitable Mann, both of Providence.
    Family ID  F2246  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 23 May 1685 - Mendon, Worcester Co, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1710 - probably, Mendon, Worcester Co, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 06 Jul 1733 - Smithfield, Providence Co, Rhode Island Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsWill - 18 Mar 1758 - Worcester Co, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 15 Mar 1771 - Mendon, Worcester Co, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Scott Cemetery, Bellingham, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S60] MASS, Vital Rec., Mendon; pg. 14.

    2. [S134] Aldrich, George Aldrich Genealogy, Aldrich, Alvin James, (Author, 1971), p.40.

    3. [S204] Aldrich, Harl, Aldrich Family, Aldrich, Harl Preslar, Jr., ScD, (Penobscot Press, Concord, MA, 1996), p. 33.

    4. [S60] MASS, Vital Rec., Mendon; p. 165.

    5. [S134] Aldrich, George Aldrich Genealogy, Aldrich, Alvin James, (Author, 1971), p.46.

    6. [S204] Aldrich, Harl, Aldrich Family, Aldrich, Harl Preslar, Jr., ScD, (Penobscot Press, Concord, MA, 1996), p. 30.

    7. [S14] Torrey, Editor: Torrey, Clarence Almon, (Genealogical Publishing Co., 1985, Baltimore, MD, 1985 (reprint)), p.8.

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

    9. [S134] Aldrich, George Aldrich Genealogy, Aldrich, Alvin James, (Author, 1971), p.39 "3 Nov 1675" probably an error..

    10. [S257] Thayer Genealogy, Thayer, Bezaleel, (Oliphant Printer, Oswego, NY, 1874), p.222.

    11. [S151] Arnold, RI Vital records, Arnold, James N., (Narragansett Historical Publishing Company, Providence, Rhode Island, 1891-1912), Smithfield: 1-4.


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