Jane Davis

Female 1670 -


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  • Name  Jane Davis  [1
    Born  24 Dec 1670  Roxbury, Suffolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender  Female 
    Notes 
    • Jane worked for several of her neighbors in Roxbury. She gave birth to a child which she said was the child of her master, William Heath. This he denied.

      the paternity of Jane's child was to be determined by court action, and the case is in the records of the Massachusetts Supreme Court as Case No. 3965-October 5, 1699. On April 2, 1700, no decision having been reached by the court, a petition signed by twenty-six of the neighbors was presented to the selectmen of Roxbury, recorded as follows:

      Roxbury April ye 2d 1700
      We whose names are heretounder subscribed knowing the burden which Jane Davis junr our neighbor is now labouring under, her mother being a godly grave, and at present a poor sorrowful widow, and the said Jane being weak in body, and down in spirit, some of us with whom she hath lived and others who are inhabitants of the Town of Roxbury, who have been well acquainted with her Carriage & behavior, account ourselves bound in Duty to say on her Behalf, that she was always Dilligent in her Calling and true in her work & Chaste in her Conversation; we say that we never saw or heard anything to the contrary, until (as she says) her Master William Heath beguiled her. And therefore upon these reasons we pray that she may have the privelege of the Law. [1]
    Person ID  I66327  Bryant
    Last Modified  24 Nov 2006 

    Family  William Heath,   b. 30 Jan 1663/64, Roxbury, Suffolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 03 Nov 1738, Roxbury, Suffolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. accused illegitimate Heath,   b. 06 May 1699, Roxbury, Suffolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID  F2965  Group Sheet

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  • Sources 
    1. [S395] Davis Families, Rockwell, Samuel Forbes, (unknown, North Andover, Mass, 1932), p. 109-10.


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