Shubael Gorham and Puella Hussey

    Shubael Gorham was born 21 October 1667[1] in Barnstable, Barnstable, Massachusetts to John Gorham and Desire Howland. He was given an extra share of money from his father’s estate to receive an education in “a learned profession” but chose instead to become a house carpenter. As he was young at his father’s death, his chosen guardian was his brother James. Shubael married Puella Hussey[2] in May 1695[3]. Shubael, his family, and his friends sailed to Nantucket for the wedding. However, on the way, they were taken prisoner and robbed by a French shallop. Puella was born 10 October 1677[4] to Stephen Hussey and Martha Bunker. The Gorhams moved to South Sea, Barnstable, Massachsetts and Shubael built a tavern. Shubael was judged to be not of a sound mind and son-in-law James Lovell, Jr. was appointed his guardian on 8 July 1749. Shubael died in 1750 in Barnstable, Barnstable, Massachusetts. Shubael’s will was dated 23 September 1748 and proved 7 August 1750.

Shubael and Puella's children are[5]:

1. George Gorham, born 29th 1 mo 1696/7 in Barnstable, Barnstable, Massachusetts, married Hannah Banks 20 Jul 1726 in Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut.
2. Abigail Gorham, born 31st 3 mo 1699 in Nantucket, Nantucket, Massachusetts, married James Lovell in 1716, died 28th 6 mo 1778 in Nantucket, Massachusetts.
3. Lydia Gorham, born 14th 5 mo 1701 in Nantucket, Nantucket, Massachusetts, married Joseph Worth 8 Sep 1720 in Nantucket, Massachusetts, died 1st 3 mo 1763 in Nantucket, Massachusetts.
4. Hannah Gorham, born 28 Jul 1703 in Nantucket, Nantucket, Massachusetts, married 1) William Manning 24 Oct 1726 in Nantucket, Nantucket, Massachusetts and 2) William Stubbs 21 Dec 1732 in Nantucket, Massachusetts, died 16th 8 mo 1751 in Nantucket, Massachusetts.
5. Theodate Gorham, born 18th 7 mo Sep 1705 in Nantucket, Nantucket, Massachusetts, married 1) Francis Coffin in 1727 and 2) Reuben Gardner, died 6th or 7th 4 mo 1787 in Nantucket, Massachusetts.
6. Daniel Gorham, born 24th 9 mo 1708 in Nantucket, Nantucket, Massachusetts, died in 1746 in Nantucket, Massachusetts, will dated 24 Jan 1740, proved Jan 1746.
7. Desire Gorham, born 26th 9 mo 1710 in Nantucket, Nantucket, Massachusetts, married Zachariah Bunker 2 Sep 1728 in Nantucket, Nantucket, Massachusetts, died 5th 11 mo 1801 in Nantucket, Massachusetts.
8. Ruth Gorham, born 7th 5 mo 1713 in Nantucket, Nantucket, Massachusetts, married Cornelius Bennett.
9. Deborah Gorham, born in 1715 in Nantucket, Nantucket, Massachusetts, married Beriah Fitch in 1735, died 21st or 22nd 4 mo 1787 inNantucket, Massachusetts.
10. Sally Gorham, born in 1717 in Nantucket, Nantucket, Massachusetts, married — Lovell.

Souces:
1. Database of the Eliza Starbuck Barney Genealogical Record, Nantucket Historical Association (created from records collected by Eliza Starbuck Barney (1802-1889)).
2. International Genealogical Index (records extracted from original source by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints).
3. Barbour Index for Stamford Families (1641-1853), copied from the Vital Records of Stamford, http://www.rootsweb.com/~ctfairfi/stamford/g_barbour.htm.
4. Hussey Millennium Manuscript, courtesy of the Gowen Research Foundation, www.llano.net/gowen/hussey_millenium.htm, 2001.
5. Will of Stephen Hussey of Nantucket, Massachusetts, 17th, 5th month, 1716.
6. Vital Records of Nantucket, Massachusetts to the Year 1850, Vol. II—Births (G-Z), Boston:  New England Historical & Genealogical Society, 1926.
7. Vital Records of Nantucket, Massachusetts to the Year 1850, Vol. III—Marriages (A-G), Boston:  New England Historical & Genealogical Society, 1927.
8. Vital Records of Nantucket, Massachusetts to the Year 1850, Vol. IV—Marriages (H-Z), Boston:  New England Historical & Genealogical Society, 1927.
9. Vital Records of Nantucket, Massachusetts to the Year 1850, Vol. V—Deaths, Boston: New England Historical & Genealogical Society, 1928.


    In the settlement of his father's estate, dated March 7, 1676/7, Shubael was given ?50 to be used to educate him for a learned profession, in addition to his own share, but instead he became a house-carpenter. He was a minor when his father died and, on March 5, 1683/4, he chose his older brother, James, as his guardian. Col. John Gorham's 'Wast Book' states that, when Shubael and his family and friends sailed to Nantucket for his marriage to Puella Hussey, the members of the wedding party were taken prisoner by a French shallop from Port Royal and were stripped of all their valuables. After his marriage, Shubael moved to South Sea in Barnstable Conty and built a tavern near Hyannis Port. In 1745, their younger son, Daniel Gorham, died of smallpox in London, England, unmarried, leaving a will dated Barnstable, January 24, 1740, which was proved there in January 1746. In it Daniel named his brother, George and his seven sisters, Abigail, Lydia, Hannah, Theodate, Desire, Ruth and Deborah. Daniel's inventory, which amounted to ?2960-15-1 [a lot of money] included four rights to land in Gorhamtown, Maine. On July 8, 1749 Shubael Gorham's son-in-law, James Lovell, Jr., of Barnstable, gentleman, the husband of his daughter, Abigail, was appointed as Shubael's guardian after Shubael had been adjudged non compos mentis by the Inquisition of Selectmen. James Lovell was to care for Shubael's person as well as his estate. He was 80 years old at the time. Shubael Gorham, in his will dated September 23, 1748, proved August 7, 1750, gave all of his real estate to his only surviving son, George Gorham of Stamford, Connecticut. His personal estate was divided equally among his seven beloved daughters, the same as those named in son Daniel's will quoted above. His wife, Puella, was not mentioned and had probably died earlier. Deacon John Hinkley of Barnstable was named executor. Witnesses were Samuel Annable, Thomas Annable and Mary Bourn.  Shubael's real estate was appraised at ?266 and his personal estate at ?99.

Source:  White, Elizabeth Pearson, John Howland of the Mayflower, Vol. 1
(Documented Descendants through His First Child Desire Howland and Her Husband Captain John Gorham), Rockport, ME:  Picton Press, 1990.


Nantucket Births
GORHAM

Page 98
Abigail, wife of James Lovell, daughter of Shubael and Puella (Hussey), 31st, 3 mo. 1699, P. R. 38.[6]

Page 99
Daniel, son of Shubael and Puella (Hussey), 24th, 9 mo. 1708, P. R. 38.
Deborah, wife of Beriah Fitch [q. v.[7]], daughter of Shubael [see marriage] and Puella (Hussey), —, P. R. 38.
Desire, wife of Zacheriah [duplicate entry, Zacchary] Bunker (son of Jonathan and Elizabeth), daughter of Shubael and Puella (Hussey), 26th, 9 mo. 1710, P. R. 38.

Page 100
George, son of Shubael and Puella (Hussey), 29th, 1 mo. 1696-7, in Barnstable, P. R. 38.
Hannah, wife of William Manning (son of Dennis and Catherine), second wife of William Stubbs, daughter of Shubael and Puella (Hussey), —, 1703, P. R. 38.

Page 101
Lydia, wife of Joseph Worth (son of John and Miriam), daughter of Shubael and Puella (Hussey), 14th, 5 mo. 1701, P. R. 38.
Ruth, wife of Cornelius Bennett of Middleborough, daughter of Shubael and Puella (Hussey), 7th, 5 mo. 1713, P. R. 38.
Sally, wife of — Lovell, daughter of Shubael and Puella (Hussey), —, P. R. 38.

Page 102
Theodate, wife of Francis Coffin (son of John; son of James), second wife of Reuben Gardner (son of Solomon and Anna (Coffin)), daughter of Shubael of Barnstable and Puella (Hussey), 18th [duplicate entry, 1st], 7 mo. 1705, P. R. 38.

HUSSEY

Page 183
Puella, daughter of Stephen, October 10, 1677. [wife of Shubael Gorham (son of Capt. John of Barnstable and Desire (Howland)), daughter of Stephen and Martha (Bunker), 10th, 10 mo., P. R. 38.]

Source:  Vital Records of Nantucket, Massachusetts to the Year 1850, Vol. II—Births (G-Z), Boston:  New England Historical & Genealogical Society, 1926.


Nantucket Marriages
BUNKER

Page 161
Zachariah and Desire Gorham, September 2, 1728.[8] [Zaccheriah, son of Jonathan and Elizabeth (Coffin), and Desire Gorham, daughter of Shubael (son of Captain John of Barnstable and Desire (Howland)) and Puella Hussey) [duplicate entry, 2d, 9 mo.], P. R. 38.]

COFFIN

Page 266
Francis and Theodata Gorham, November 2, 1727.[8] [Francis, son of John and Hope (Gardner), and Theodate Gorham, daughter of Shubael (son of Capt. John of Barnstable and Desire (Howland)) and Puella (Hussey) [duplicate entry, 2d, 11 mo. 1727], P. R. 38.]

Page 317
Theodate, widow of Francis, daughter of Shubael Goreham and Puella of Barnstable, and Reuben Gardner, son of Solomon and Anna of Sherborn in Nantucket, 4th 10 mo., “called December,” 1735, in Nantucket, C. R. 4.[9] [Theodate, widow of Francis, daughter of Shubael Gorham and Puella (Hussey), and Reuben Gardner, son of Solomon and Anna (Coffin), P. R. 38.]

FITCH

Page 432
Beriah and Deborah Gorham, December 11, 1735.[8] [Beriah, son of Jedidiah and Abigail (Coffin), and Deborah Gorham, daughter of Shubael (son of Capt. John of Barnstable and Desire (Howland)) and Puella (Hussey), P. R. 38.]

GORHAM

Page 553
Abigail, daughter of Shubael and Puella (Hussey), and James Lovell, October 23 [25 written above 23], 1716,[8] P. R. 38.

Page 554
Hannah and William Manning, October 24, 1726. [Hannah, daughter of Shubael (son of Capt. John of Barnstable and Desire (Howland)) and Puella (Hussey), and William Manning, son of Dennis and Catherine, P. R. 38.]

Page 555
Shubael, born Yarmouth, son of Capt. John of Plymouth (born England, son of Ralph of Benefield, Northamptonshire, England) and Desire (daughter of John Howland of the Mayflower and Elizabeth (Tilley)), and Puella Hussey, daughter of Stephen and Martha (Bunker), May —, 1695,[8]  P. R. 38.

Source:  Vital Records of Nantucket, Massachusetts to the Year 1850, Vol. III—Marriages (A-G), Boston:  New England Historical & Genealogical Society, 1927.


Nantucket Marriages
MANNING

Page 181
Hannah and William Stubs, December 21, 1732.[8] [Hannah (second wife), widow of William, daughter of Shubael Gorham and Puella (Hussey), P. R. 38.]

WORTH

Joseph and Lydiah Goarham, both of Nantucket, September 8, 1720.[8] [Joseph, son of John and Miriam (Gardner), and Lydia Gorham, daughter of Shubael (son of Capt. John of Barnstable and Desire (Howland)) and Puella (Hussey), P. R. 38. Lediah Goarham, P. R. 68.[10]]

Source:  Vital Records of Nantucket, Massachusetts to the Year 1850, Vol. IV—Marriages (H-Z), Boston:  New England Historical & Genealogical Society, 1927.


Nantucket Deaths
BUNKER

Page 83
Desire, wife of Zacheriah (son of Jonathan), daughter of Shubael Gorham and Puella (Hussey), 5th, 11 mo. 1801, P.R. 38. [aged 90 years 4 months, P.R. 63.[11]]

FITCH

Page 252
Deborah, wife of Beriah (son of Jedediah), daughter of Shubael Gorham and Puella (Hussey), 21st, 4 mo. 1787, P.R. 38. [widow of Beriah, 22d, 4 mo., P.R. 63.]

GARDNER

Page 321
Theodate (Coffin), wife of Reuben, 7th, 4 mo. 1787, C. R. 4. [second wife of Reuben (son of Solomon and Anna), widow of Francis Coffin (son of John and Hope), daughter of Shubael Gorham of Barnstable and Puella (Hussey), 6th, 4 mo. age 82, P.R. 38. widow of Reuben, 6th, 4 mo. P.R. 63.]

GORHAM

Page 333
Daniel, single, son of Shubael and Puella (Hussey), —, 1746, P. R. 38.

LOVELL

Page 406
Abigail, wife of James, daughter of Shubael Gorham and Puella (Hussey), 28th, 6 mo. 1778, P. R. 38.

STUBBS

Page 554
Hannah, second wife of William, formerly wife of William Manning (son of Dennis and Catharine), daughter of Shubael Gorham and Puella, 16th, 8 mo. 1751, P. R. 38.

WORTH

Page 615
Lydia, wife of Joseph, 1st, 3 mo. 1763, C. R. 4. [wife of Joseph (son of John and Miriam), daughter of Shubael Gorham and Puella (Hussey), P. R. 38.]

Source: Vital Records of Nantucket, Massachusetts to the Year 1850, Vol. V—Deaths, Boston: New England Historical & Genealogical Society, 1928.


Extracted Birth Records

DEBORAH GORHAM
Birth:   1715
Nantucket, Nantucket, Massachusetts
Father:  SHUBAEL GORHAM  Mother:  PUELLA HUSSEY

SALLY GORHAM
Birth:   1717
Nantucket, Nantucket, Massachusetts
Father:  SHUBAEL GORHAM  Mother:  PUELLA HUSSEY

Source:  International Genealogical Index (records above extracted from original source by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints), Birth records:  (Batch #C501852, Type: Film).


Records from the Eliza Starbuck Barney Genealogical Record

Shubael Gorham (M)
b. 21 Oct 1677, d. 1750, #6896
Shubael Gorham was born on 21 October 1677; Written as "21-Oct., 1667." He was the son of Capt. John Gorham and Desire Howland. Shubael Gorham married Puella Hussey, daughter of Stephen Hussey and Martha Bunker, in 1695. Shubael Gorham died in 1750 at Barnstable.
Children of Shubael Gorham and Puella Hussey:
Deborah Gorham   ( - 21 Apr 1787)
Sally Gorham
Abigail Gorham   (31 Mar 1699 - 28 Jun 1778)
Lydia Gorham   (14 May 1701 - 01 Mar 1763)
Hannah Gorham   (28 Jul 1703 - 16 Aug 1751)
Theodate Gorham   (18 Jul 1705 - 06 Apr 1787)
Desire Gorham   (26 Sep 1710 - 05 Nov 1801)
Ruth Gorham   (07 May 1713)

Puella Hussey (F)
b. 10 Oct 1677, #6897
Puella Hussey was born on 10 October 1677; Written as: 10 Oct. 1677. She was the daughter of Stephen Hussey and Martha Bunker. Puella Hussey married Shubael Gorham, son of Capt. John Gorham and Desire Howland, in 1695.
Her married name was Gorham.

Deborah Gorham (F)
d. 21 Apr 1787, #2392
Deborah Gorham was the daughter of Shubael Gorham and Puella Hussey. Deborah Gorham married Beriah Fitch, son of Jedediah Fitch and Abigail Coffin, in 1735. Deborah Gorham died on 21 April 1787.
Her married name was Fitch.
Children of Deborah Gorham and Beriah Fitch:
Eunice Fitch
Puella Fitch
Lydia Fitch   (13 Nov 1738 - 1804)
Jonathan Gorham Fitch   (14 Sep 1740 - 03 Jul 1814)
Parnal Fitch   (02 May 1742 - 06 Jun 1815)
Phebe Fitch   (1744)
Lucinda Fitch   (1746)
Beriah Fitch Jun.   (1748)
Reuben Fitch   (1750 - 23 Apr 1793)
Deborah Fitch   (1755)
Jedediah Fitch   (02 Oct 1762 - 16 Jan 1821)
Beriah Fitch (M)
b. 13 Aug 1713, d. 04 May 1785, #1850
Beriah Fitch was born on 13 August 1713; Date of 30-8-1713 appears later in same reference. He was the son of Jedediah Fitch and Abigail Coffin. Beriah Fitch married Deborah Gorham, daughter of Shubael Gorham and Puella Hussey, in 1735. Beriah Fitch died on 4 May 1785 at age 71.

Sally Gorham (F)
#23985
Sally Gorham was the daughter of Shubael Gorham and Puella Hussey. Sally Gorham married ?? Lovell.
Her married name was Lovell.
?? Lovell (M)
#23986
?? Lovell married Sally Gorham, daughter of Shubael Gorham and Puella Hussey.

Abigail Gorham (F)
b. 31 Mar 1699, d. 28 Jun 1778, #23987
Abigail Gorham was born on 31 March 1699; Written as: 31 March 1699. She was the daughter of Shubael Gorham and Puella Hussey. Abigail Gorham married James Lovell in 1716. Abigail Gorham died on 28 June 1778 at age 79.
Her married name was Lovell.
Child of Abigail Gorham and James Lovell:
Deborah Lovell   (13 Nov 1730)
James Lovell (M)
d. 25 May 1761, #23988
James Lovell married Abigail Gorham, daughter of Shubael Gorham and Puella Hussey, in 1716. James Lovell died on 25 May 1761.

Lydia Gorham (F)
b. 14 May 1701, d. 01 Mar 1763, #545
Lydia Gorham was born on 14 May 1701; Written as: 14 May 1701. She was the daughter of Shubael Gorham and Puella Hussey. Lydia Gorham married Joseph Worth, son of John Worth and Miriam Gardner, in 1720; Date of "1726" given at Vol. IV, p. 108. Lydia Gorham died on 1 March 1763 at age 61.
Her married name was Worth.
Children of Lydia Gorham and Joseph Worth:
Lydia Worth   ( - 17 Mar 1776)
Miriam Worth   ( - 15 Nov 1763)
Anna Worth   (23 May 1721 - 31 Oct 1795)
Abigail Worth   (23 May 1721 - 23 Apr 1788)
Nathaniel Worth   (04 Jul 1723 - 20 Jun 1805)
Reuben Worth   (1725 - 22 Apr 1800)
Sylvanus Worth   (27 Aug 1727 - 09 Sep 1811)
Joseph Worth   (29 Sep 1729)
Thomas Worth   (1737 - 22 Mar 1823)
Daniel Worth   (1739)
William Worth   (1741 - 1792)
Shubael Worth   (1745 - 17 Oct 1824)
Joseph Worth (M)
#544
Joseph Worth was the son of John Worth and Miriam Gardner. Joseph Worth married Lydia Gorham, daughter of Shubael Gorham and Puella Hussey, in 1720; Date of "1726" given at Vol. IV, p. 108.

Hannah Gorham (F)
b. 28 Jul 1703, d. 16 Aug 1751, #24031
Hannah Gorham was born on 28 July 1703; Written as: 28 July 1703. She was the daughter of Shubael Gorham and Puella Hussey. Hannah Gorham married William Manning, son of Dennis Manning and Catharine Innis, in 1726; Her 1st husband. Hannah Gorham married William Stubbs in 1732; 2nd marriages for both. Hannah Gorham died on 16 August 1751 at age 48.
Her married name was Stubbs. Her married name was Manning.
Children of Hannah Gorham and William Manning:
David Manning   ( - 1755)
Phebe Manning
Child of Hannah Gorham and William Stubbs:
Rebecca Stubbs   (14 Nov 1737 - 21 Dec 1818)
William Stubbs (M)
#24032
William Stubbs married Dinah Manning, daughter of Dennis Manning and Catharine Innis; His 1st wife. William Stubbs married Hannah Gorham, daughter of Shubael Gorham and Puella Hussey, in 1732; 2nd marriages for both.
William Manning (M)
d. 20 May 1730, #24030
William Manning was the son of Dennis Manning and Catharine Innis. William Manning married Hannah Gorham, daughter of Shubael Gorham and Puella Hussey, in 1726; Her 1st husband. William Manning died on 20 May 1730.

Theodate Gorham (F)
b. 18 Jul 1705, d. 06 Apr 1787, #8449
Theodate Gorham married Reuben Gardner, son of Solomon Gardner and Anna Coffin; His 2nd wife. Theodate Gorham was born on 18 July 1705; Written as: 18 July 1705. She was the daughter of Shubael Gorham and Puella Hussey. Theodate Gorham married Francis Coffin, son of John Coffin and Hope Gardner, in 1727; (m. in 11-1727). Theodate Gorham died on 6 April 1787 at age 81.
Father referred to as "Stephen;" however, see Vol. IV, p. 108. Her married name was Gardner. Her married name was Coffin.
Children of Theodate Gorham and Francis Coffin:
Peleg Coffin   (08 Nov 1728 - 14 Dec 1805)
William Coffin   (05 Aug 1730 - 1756)
Judith Coffin   (1732 - 01 Apr 1821)
Children of Theodate Gorham and Reuben Gardner:
Reuben Gardner   (10 Aug 1736 - 05 Nov 1778)
Thaddeus Gardner   (23 Jun 1739 - 1767)
Shubael Gardner   (07 Jan 1742 - 1791); Mother listed as "Catherine" at Vol. I p. 57.
Naomi Gardner   (29 Sep 1746 - 15 Nov 1827)
Reuben Gardner (M)
d. 18 Nov 1784, #11677
Reuben Gardner was the son of Solomon Gardner and Anna Coffin. Reuben Gardner married Theodate Gorham, daughter of Shubael Gorham and Puella Hussey; His 2nd wife. Reuben Gardner married Love Gardner, daughter of Joseph Gardner and Ruth Coffin, in 1729; His 1st wife. Reuben Gardner died on 18 November 1784.

Desire Gorham (F)
b. 26 Sep 1710, d. 05 Nov 1801, #6364
Desire Gorham was born on 26 September 1710; Written as 26 Sep. 1710. She was the daughter of Shubael Gorham and Puella Hussey. Desire Gorham married Zacchary Bunker, son of Jonathan Bunker and Elisabeth Coffin, in 1728. Desire Gorham died on 5 November 1801 at age 91.
Her married name was Bunker.
Children of Zacchary Bunker and Desire Gorham:
Jonathan Bunker   (12 Apr 1729)
Shubael Bunker   (09 Aug 1731)
Andrew Bunker   (09 Aug 1731 - -12-1778)
James Bunker   (21 Aug 1733)
Simeon Bunker   (21 Mar 1736)
Elisabeth Bunker   (18 Sep 1738)
Desire Bunker   (1741 - 13 Sep 1801)
Zacchary Bunker Jun.   (1744)
Francis Bunker   (25 Aug 1746)
Zacchary Bunker (M)
d. 14 Aug 1757, #6363
Zacchary Bunker was the son of Jonathan Bunker and Elisabeth Coffin. Zacchary Bunker married Desire Gorham, daughter of Shubael Gorham and Puella Hussey, in 1728. Zacchary Bunker died on 14 August 1757.

Ruth Gorham (F)
b. 07 May 1713, #6895
Ruth Gorham married Cornelius Bennett. Ruth Gorham was born on 7 May 1713; Written as: 7 May 1713. She was the daughter of Shubael Gorham and Puella Hussey.
Her married name was Bennett.
Children of Ruth Gorham and Cornelius Bennett:
Christina Bennett   ( - 18 Dec 1794)
Theodate Bennett
William Bennett
Thomas Bennett
Cornelius Bennett (M)
#6894
Cornelius Bennett was of Middleborough, Mass. He married Ruth Gorham, daughter of Shubael Gorham and Puella Hussey.

Source:  Database of the Eliza Starbuck Barney Genealogical Record, Nantucket Historical Association (created from records collected by Eliza Starbuck Barney (1802-1889)).


Stamford, Farifield, Connecticut Marriages

Gorham, George m. Hannah Banks July 20, 1726, by Rev. Stephen Church, of England

Source:  Barbour Index for Stamford Families (1641-1853), copied from the Vital Records of Stamford, http://www.rootsweb.com/~ctfairfi/stamford/g_barbour.htm.


Footnotes

[1] Date given as “21st, 10th month, 1667” in Hussey Manuscript.
[2] “Puella” in Latin means “girl”.
[3] In the fifth month of that year, according to the Hussey Manuscript.
[4] Date given as “10th, 10th month, 1677” in Hussey Manuscript but as both October 10, 1677 and 10th, 10th month, 1677 in the Nantucket Vital Records.
[5] The birth dates of the children, according to the Hussey Manuscript:  “George Gorham born 29th, 1st month, 1697, Abigail Gorham born 20th, 8th month, 1699, Lydia Gorham born 14th, 5th month, 1701, Hannah Gorham born 3rd, 3rd month, 1703, Theodate Gorham born 18th, 7th month, 1705, Deborah Gorham born about 1707, Daniel Gorham born 24th, 7th month, 1708, Desire Gorham born 26th, 9th month, 1710, Ruth Gorham born 7th, 5th month, 1713, Sarah ‘Sally’ Gorham born about 1716.”
[6] Note in Vital Records:  “P. R. 38—private record, from the William C. Folger genealogical records in possession of the Nantucket Historical Association (This compilation has been used because of the valuable clues it affords, but its statements should be received with caution, as it is not free from errors. It should also be understood that in many instances the events recorded did not take place in Nantucket, and in a few cases attention has been called to the question of residence.)”
[7] Meaning “whom see”.
[8] Note in Vital Records:  “Intention not recorded.”
[9] Note in Vital Records:  “C. R. 4—church record, Society of Friends.”
[10] Note in Vital Records:  “P. R. 68—private record, from a copy of marriages kept by George and Caleb Bunker of Nantucket, justices of the peace, printed in The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, volume 51.”
[11] Note in Vital Records:  “P. R. 63—private record, from a copy of a manuscript kept by Hon. Isaac Coffin, Judge of Probate, in the possession of the Nantucket Atheneum.”


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