Name: Edward Adams
Birth: ABT 19 APR 1629 in Kingweston, Somerset, Eng
Death: 12 NOV 1716 in Medfield, Norfolk, MA
Christened 19 APR 1629 Kingweston, Somerset
Wm. S. Tilden in his HISTORY OF THE TOWN OF MEDFIELD MASSACHUSETTS speculated
that Edward Adams may have married Lydia Rockwood.
WARNER-HARRINGTON and BURKES LANDED FAMILIES lists
Lydia Penniman, dau. of James and Lydia (Eliot) Penniman as wife of Edward
PIONEERS OF MASSACHUSETTS by Charles H. Pope, 1900 says under Wight, Thomas
Thomas, bro. of Henry, Dedham, propr. 18 (5) 1637, adm. chh with wife Alice 6
(7) 1640; frm. Oct. 8, 1640; selectman. Rem. to Medfield. Ch. Samuel b. 5 (12)
1639, Ephraim b. 27 (11) 1645.
Will prob. 24 (2) 1674; mentions agreement made with his present wife before
their marriage which is in the hands of Mr. John Eliot, her brother; beq. to
sons Henry, Thomas, SAmuel and Ephraim, dau. Mary, wife of Thomas Ellis, and
her dau. Juda. The widow Lydia made will 20 Dec 1673, prob. July 27, 1676; beq.
to ch. of her former husband James Peniman, Samuel, Mary, Lydia Adams, Bethia
Allin, Hannah Hall, Abigail Carie. Cousin Jacob Eliot and Theophilus Frary
overseers; sons Samuel P. exec. Ephraim Wight was indebted to the estate when
inv. was taken, a sum beq. in his father's will.
The above seems to prove the identity of Edward's wife as having been Lydia
Penniman, dau. of James and Lydia (Eliot) Penniman.
GENEALOGICAL AND HISTORICAL SKETCHES OF THE ALLEN FAMILY OF DEDHAM AND MEDFIELD
MASSACHUSETTS, 1637-1890 by Frank Allen Hutchinson, 1896.
!Baptism: ANCESTORS AND DESCENDANTS OF JEREMIAH ADAMS 1794-1883, by Enid
Eleanor Adams, C.G., pub. 1974, Ancestor Hunters, Victor, Idaho,
citing baptismal registers of Kingweston, Somerset, Eng.
Lydia Penniman b: 22 FEB 1634/35 in BOSTON, MA
- Lydia Adams b: 1653
- Jonathan Adams b: 1655 in Medfield, Norfolk, MA
- John Adams b: 1657 in Medfield, Norfolk, MA
- Eliashib Adams b: 1658
- Sarah Adams b: 1660 in Medfield, Norfolk, MA
- James Adams b: 1661 in Medfield, Norfolk, MA
- Henry Adams b: 1663
- Mehitable Adams b: 1665 in Medfield, Norfolk, MA
- Elisha Adams b: 1666
- Bethia Adams b: 1671 in Medfield, Norfolk, MA
- Abigail Adams b: 1674 in Medfield, Norfolk, MA
- Miriam Adams b: 1675 in Medfield, Norfolk, MA