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  • ID: I2456
  • _UID: 86D6F0E4FD7346FA8F3345081B7CC681CD81
  • Name: Lydia DREW
  • Sex: F
  • Birth: DEC 1697 in Dover, Strafford Co., New Hampshire
  • Note: or October 1697
  • Death: 16 AUG 1763 in Batiscan, Champlain, Quebec
  • Baptism: 12 SEP 1709 Canada
  • LDS Baptism: 26 JUN 1926
  • Endowment: 15 OCT 1926
  • Sealing Child: 11 SEP 1964 Temple: SLAKE
  • Note:

    AFN:NMNW-HC Note: Lydia Drew and her husband Francis Mathews were 2nd cousins; their common great grandfather was Francis Mathews (1598-1649).
    History - History of Durham, NH by E.S. Stackpole, p.140, part 2 - Lydia born 10 mo. 1697, married Francis Mathews, 28 Nov 1720.
    page 139 - A daughter of Thomas Drew, 'aged near thirteen,? was captured by Indians, 22 May 1707, and carried to Canada where she was baptized as Marie Anne, daughter of Thomas and Mary (Bunker) Drew, said to have been born in the spring of 1690. There was a Lydia Drew mentioned in Canada in 1710, still a captive.
    Thomas Drew, then married Mary Bunker, doubtless daughter of James. He lived at Back River, Dover, and had a house on the "Plains" recently built in 1688.

    Genealogical Items relating to Dover, NH, p. 36-37 - Thomas had wife; children, James, b. 7 mo 1683; Thomas; Wil?? b. 2 mo., 1692; Clement, b. 1 mo., 1693 (mar. 20 May 1718, ?? Banks); Lydia, born 10 mo., 1697; Hannah b. 2 mo., 1699; Mesheck b. 11 mo. 1702; Tamesin, b. 6 mo. 1704; Patience b. 11 Mo., 1707. A daughter of Thomas Drew, "aged near thirteen," was captured ?? R. 22 May 1707.

    Vital Records of Barrington, Strafford Co., NH - 1740-1850: page 2, Arthur Danielson was Marryed to Lydia Drew Daughter of William & Mary Drew of Durham January ye 31st 1734/5 &c their Childrin was Born as followeth vis: Sarah was Born in Dover July the 14th 1735; Mary Danielson was Born in Dover June ye 2nd 1737; Levi Danielson was Born in Dover April ye 20th 1739 and Hannah Danielson was Bron in Dover October ye 20th 1743; Charles Danielson was Born in Dover June ye 29th 1746; Ester Danielson was born in Barrington May ye 15th 1752; Ann Danielson was Born November ye 6th, 1756; Lydia Danielson was Born January the 13th 1759.
    -----Original Message----- From: Jackie Doty [] Sent: Wednesday, 30 July, 2003 10:11 AM To: Subject: [Q-R] Re: Excerpt Of History...Indian Kidnappings -- Hi I received this very interesting account of a child kidnapped by Indians which may interest any of those who have Lafond ancestry. Info was supplied by Ken LaFond. Drue, Marie-Anne, (listed in the PDRH as Drueu and Dreux), daughter of Thomas and Marie Banquart of New Hampshire. "Marie-Anne was taken captive by Indians in the English colony of New Hampshire, and taken to New France, probably by forced march. There they would have been sold to the French for ransom, an apparently common occurrence during the French and Indian wars of the time. ".....Her English name was Lydia Drew and she had six brothers and sisters. Her parents English names were Thomas Drew and Mary Bunker, both born in New Hampshire about 1665. her grandparents were form Devonshire, England, and her ancestors can be traced back to 1541 in Devonshire.

    " The following taken from "New England Captives Taken To Canada", by Emma Lewis: "...At Quebec, on the 20th October 1709 was baptized by me, the undersigned priest, Marie-Anne Dreux, daughter of Thomas Dreux, cooper, inhabitant of 'oister river' and Marie Bunker, his wife, who, born at....New England in 1696 was taken by by the Abenaquis in the month of June 1707, lives with M. Dumoutin, serviteur of Messire Philippe de rigaud, Marquis de Vandreuil, chevalier of the order of St-louis, Governor of New France. Her godfather was M. Charles Guillemin, Marchand Bourgeois of Quebec. Her godmother was dle Marie-Anne rivard wife of the said Sr. Doumoutin who have signed." Signed were: Marie-Anne rivard; Guillemin; Meriel priest
    According to the PDRH, she married Etienne Lafond, widower of Jeanne Loineau, 26 Feb 1732 in Batiscan (St-Francois Xavier Parish) The brides parents were living but not present. Etienne and Marie-Anne had one child, Antoine who married Marie-Charlotte Lefebvre-Despinser in 1756 in Batiscan.

    Also from Durham NH Records: May 22, 1707, "Two young girls were carried away by the Indians from Bunkers Garrison at Oyster River, viz. the daughter of Thomas Drew (near 13 years old) & Daughter of Nathl Laimos (Much younger). This was the first mischief done by them in y year 1707." Marie Anne was baptized in Canada 12 September 1709, as daughter of Thomas and Mary (Bunker) Drew, and she was naturalized there 25 June 1713. Elizabeth Lomax was baptized in Canada, 11 September 1707, as daughter of Nathaniel and Deliverance (Clark) Lomax.
  • Change Date: 16 OCT 2015

    Father: Thomas DREW b: 1665 in Oyster River, Strafford Co., New Hampshire
    Mother: Mary BUNKER b: 1664 in Dover, Strafford Co., New Hampshire

    Marriage 1 Francis MATHES b: 1693 in Dover, Strattford, , New Hampshire
    • Married: 28 NOV 1720 in Newington, Rockingham Co., New Hampshire
    • Sealing Spouse: 19 NOV 1971 in MANTI
    1. Has Children Ruth MATHES b: 12 OCT 1721
    2. Has No Children Gershom MATHES b: 1726 in New Hamphsire, USA
    3. Has No Children Benjamin MATHES b: ABT 1724 in Durham, Strafford, New Hampshire, USA
    4. Has No Children Gideon MATHES b: 8 NOV 1728

    Marriage 2 Etienne LAFOND
    • Married:
    1. Has No Children Antoine LAFOND b: 1733
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