The DREW Family of Halifax, Plymouth, MA
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Children of William Drew:
JOHN DREW of Plymouth
Parents: William Drew
John Drew married Hannah Churchill. [Ref]
Children of John Drew and Hannah Churchill:
JOHN DREW (1676 - 1742/5) of Middleboro
Parents: John Drew and Hannah Churchill
John Drew was born on 29 Aug 1676 in Plymouth. [Ref] He married Sarah Delano. [Ref][Ref]
In a Mar 1722/3 court case, John is referred to as a yeoman of Middleboro. [Ref]
John signed his will on 17 Apr 1742; it was proved on 10 Jul 1745. He names his oldest son John and his grandsons Peter and Silvanus Drew. [Ref, p. 209]
Children of John Drew and Sarah Delano:
JOHN DREW (c. 1704 - aft. 1762) of Halifax
Parents: John Drew and Sarah Delano [Ref, p. 209]
John Drew was born about 1704. [Ref, p. 209] He died after 7 Jun 1762. [Ref, p. 209] He married Susanna Bennett of Middleboro on 25 Jan 1727/8 in Middleboro. [Ref]
John was a shipwright.
John Drew, Jr. of Middleboro was presented to the court in Dec 1721 for "abusive Carriage to John Smith, Sr. of Middleborough ... throwing Stones and using threatening Speeches." John Drew said that the John Smith had blocked his way; he was admonished and fined five shillings. [Ref] At the May 1754 court, John Drew, a shipwright of Halifax, and Sarah Drew, a widow of Halifax, and others petitioned the court for damage done to their land by a sawmill. [Ref] In May 1757, John Drew, shipwright of Halifax, was successfully sued by his brother Thomas Drew of Halifax for a £5.6s.8d. note. [Ref, p. 211]
John Drew was propounded for full communion at the Halifax church on 22 Oct 1738, but Mr. John Fuller and Dea. Isaac Tinkham objected. Mr. Fuller said that John had accused him of stealing a cedar log from him; Dea. Tinkham accused him of speaking untruthfully about him. When John refulsed to make a proper confession to these offended church members, the church refused to receive him to full communion. On 27 Nov 1741, the church considered and rejected a confession by John. On 27 May 1742, John Fuller admitted that he did take John Drew's "Stick". Mr. Fuller's objection was withdrawn by the church, but it did not get [Ref, p. 210-211] John Drew, Jr. of Halifax was presented to the court in May 1742 for failing to attend worship; he paid a fine and was dismissed. [Ref]
On 13 Jun 1755 John Drew and his wife Susanna of Halifax sold 12-1/2 acres of land in Middleboro. [Ref] On 14 Jun 1757 John Drew of Halifax sold land that his father gave him. [Ref, p. 211] On 27 Apr 1758 John Drew of Halifax sold land. [Ref]
On 3 Jul 1759 John Drew and his minor son Jedediah were warned out of Middleboro. [Ref, p. 211] He was warned out again on 14 Jun 1672 when he tried to settle in Middleboro. [Ref, p. 211]
Children of John Drew and Susanna Bennett:
PRISCILLA DREW (b. 1742)
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