Marsh

Name origin: From the Teutonic maresche a morass, a fen, a tract of low, wet land.

John Marsh

b.abt.1579 of Braintree, Essex, England; s/o parents ukn
d.1627
m.abt.1610; ukn

CHILDREN included:

  1. John Marsh b.July 28, 1611 d.Nov. 16, 1674

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George Marsh

b.abt.1596; parents ukn
d.July 2, 1647, parents ukn
m.by 1621; Elizabeth ______
she m.(2)Nov. 2, 1648 Richard Bowen

CHILDREN included:

  1. Mary Marsh b.1618/22 Hingham, NH d.Feb.15, 1697 Haverhill, MA m.by 1641 John Page
  2. Thomas Marsh b.ca.1623 m.at Hingham, March 20, 1648/49 Sarah Beal
  3. Onisfras (Oneysefras) Marsh b.ca.1630 d.Haverhill May 15, 1713 m.(1)at Hingham, Feb. 6, 1654/65 Hannah Cutler d/o John Cutler m.(2)Haverhill, Oct. 29. 1686 Elizabeth (Parrott) Worcester d/o Francis Parrott and widow of Samuel Worcester m.(3)at Haverhill, May 18, 1691 Sarah (Travers) Wallingford d/o Henry Travers and widow of Nicholas Wallingford
  4. Elizabeth Marsh b.ca.1627 m.by 1647 [John?] Turner

From Directory of the Ancestral Heads of New England Families 1620-1700 by Holmes: GEORGE, came from Hingham, Eng., to Hingham, Mass., 1635.

Admission to Hingham church before March 3, 1635/36 when he was made freeman with 11 other men. He served as Hingham selectman. Mentioned two sons in his will.

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John Marsh

b.July 28, 1611; s/o John Marsh
d.Nov. 16, 1674 Salem, MA
m.1635/1636 Salem, MA; Susanna Skelton
b.abt.1620 of Tattershall, Lincolnshire, England; d/o Samuel Skelton and Susanna Travis
d.May 12, 1696 Salem, MA

CHILDREN included:

  1. Zachariah Marsh b.April 30, 1637 d.1693
  2. Elizabeth Marsh b.May 8, 1638 of Hull, Plymouth, MA crist'd. Salem, Essex, MA d.Feb. 26, 1704 prob. Hull, MA m.abt.1662 John Benson
  3. John Marsh b.May 9, 1639 d.Aug. 1668
  4. Ruth Marsh b.May 5, 1641
  5. Elizabeth Marsh b.and d.July 8, 1646
  6. Ezekiel Marsh b.Oct. 29, 1648
  7. Bethia Marsh b.Sept. 1, 1650 d.June 6, 1723
  8. Samuel Marsh b.Oct. 2, 1652 d.June 1693
  9. Susanna Marsh b.May 7, 1654
  10. Mary Marsh b.Sept. 14, 1656
  11. Jacob Marsh b.Aug. 6, 1658
  12. Benjamin Marsh b.1661/1662 d.1690
  13. dau. Marsh b.June 12, 1664

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Hugh Marsh/March

b.abt.1618/1620 England; parents ukn
d.Dec. 14, 1675 Newbury, MA
m.(1)abt.1640 Newbury, MA Judith Knight
b.abt.1620
d.Dec. 14, 1675 Newbury, MA
m.(2)May 29, 1676 Dorcas (Bowman) Blackleach; widow of Benjamin Blackleach of Cambridge b.d/o Nathaniel Bowman of Watertown d.Nov. 22, 1683 m.(3)Dec. 3, 1685 Sarah (Cutting) Henley; widow of James Browne and widow of William Healey b.d/o Capt. John Cutting of Charlestown and Newbury d.Oct. 25, 1699

CHILDREN included (all born Newbury, MA:

  1. Judith Marsh b.Jan. 3, 1652/3 d.July 11, 1689 Newbury, MA m.April 13, 1670 Thomas Thorley/Thorla/Thurlow
  2. James March, Lt. & Capt.; b.Jan. 11, 1664 d.Dec. 12, 1721 Newbury, MA m.abt.1689 Mary Walker; d/o Capt. Shubael Walker of Bradford
  3. George Marsh (Captain) b.Jan. 14, 1646 d.1699 Newbury, MA m.June 12, 1672 Mary Folsom
  4. John March b.June 10, 1658 d.1712/13 Newbury, MA m.Oct. 1, 1679 Jemima True
  5. Hugh March Jr [Capt.]. b.Nov. 3, 1656 d.Feb. 27, 1727 Newbury, MA m.March 29, 1683 Sarah Moody
  6. Mary March b.ca.1660 m.March 27, 1691 Woobridge, NJ Isaac Tappan, as his second wife

NOTES: Stackpole says that Stephen Swett sold the house in which he kept a tavern on 16 Nov. 1691, but evidently not. He sold that house to Hugh Marsh in 1670, kept a small house, and thereafter made his living as a cordwainer. After he sold the small house and cordwainer's shop in Newbury to Hugh March Jr. Nov. 16, 1691, he probably lived with his dau. Elizabeth and her husband Edward Poore. [Rolfe, pages 10-11; Stackpole p. 8 (includes photo); and Coffin's "Newbury" p.71]

Hugh sailed from Southampton, England on the ship Confidence of London April 1638. He was listed as a servant, aged twenty, of Steph Kent, aged 27, of Nether Wallop, Hampshire.

From Directory of the Ancestral Heads of New England Families 1620-1700 by Holmes: GEORGE, b. Eng. 1622, came to N.E. 1638 as a servant to Stephen Kent; freeman at Boston, Mass., 1666.

HUGH, carpenter, brother of preceding, b.Eng. 1618; came to N.E. 1638 as servant to Stephen Kent; afterwards settled at Newbury, Mass.

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