Weare Family Line

Weare

  • Peter Weare (1592-1653)
  • Peter Weare (1618-1691)
  • Elias Weare (1672-1707)
  • Joseph Weare (1705-1791)

    Peter Weare

    b.abt.1592 Brockenborough, Wiltshire, England; parents ukn
    d.Oct. 12, 1653
    m.bef.1618 York, ME ukn

    CHILDREN included:

    1. Nathaniel Weare b.abt.1600/02 d.March 1, 1680 Nantucket, MA
    2. Peter Weare b.Dec. 14, 1618 d.Jan. 25, 1691 by Indians, York, ME
    3. Robert Weare b.abt.1638

    From Directory of the Ancestral Heads of New England Families 1620-1700, by Holmes: NATHANIEL b.Eng. 1635, married Newbury, Mass., 1656, removed Hampton, N.h>, 1662, died 1718.
    PETER, died Newbury, Mass., 1653, probably father of the preceding.

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    Peter Weare

    b.Dec. 14, 1618; s/o Peter Weare
    d.Jan. 1691 [Indians] York, ME
    m.1666 York, ME; Mary Puddington
    b.Feb. 2, 1632 York, ME; d/o George and Mary (Pooke) Puddington/Purington
    d.Jan. 28, 1718 York, ME

    CHILDREN (all born York, ME) included:

    1. Daniel Weare b.1667
    2. Joseph Weare b.1668 d.1700 York, ME m.Hannah Pennell
    3. Mary Weare b.1670
    4. Elias Weare b.April 5, 1672 d.Aug. 10, 1707 York, ME
    5. Sarah Weare b.1675-76 d.Sept. 13, 1729 York, ME
    6. Hopewill Weare b.abt.1678 d.June 7, 1721 York, ME

    FROM: History of York by Banks Page 244 [Massachusettes Troops Invade York] ...Clandestine petitions in considerable numbers were obtained by a junta of professional agitators who hope to welcome once more her authority in the Province of Maine. Peter Weare, "who hath been a principal actor in all these disturbances," was arrested by order of the Royal Justices for circulating petitions "and his writeings taken from him wherein hee had pcured several hands to the Genell Court for subverting our Govern' for seditious practices hee was Imprysoned....& that night the pryson doores were staved In peeces by some of his confederats & being freed secunded his former actings with greater violence...repayering to the Gene" Court in the midst of all for his security was their animated for the carrying on of the designe" (Co. Papers xxiii, 58).

    Page 295: CANDLEMAS DAY MASSACRE: death list: ... Weare, Peter...

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    Elias Weare

    b.Apr. 5, 1672 York, ME; s/o Peter and Mary (Puddington) Weare
    d.Aug. 10, 1707 York, ME
    m.Apr. 1697 York, ME; Magdalene Hilton
    b.April 1672-5 York, ME; d/o Manwaren (Mainwaring) and Mary (Moulton) Hilton
    d.Feb. 4, 1726 York, ME

    CHILDREN included:

    1. Ruth Weare b.Jan. 6, 1697 d.1763 York, ME
    2. Elias Weare b.Jan. 10, 1699 d.June 29, 1788 Wells, ME
    3. Jeremiah Weare b.Feb. 13, 1700
    4. John Weare b.Jan. 16, 1703
    5. Joseph Weare b.March 17, 1705 d.Oct. 18, 1791 York, ME
    6. Mary Weare b.March 27, 1707
    7. Elizabeth Weare b.1710

    FROM History of York by Banks; page 302 [list of people captured by Indians] Adams, Magdalen Daughter of Mainwaring and Mary (Moulton) Hilton and wife of Nathaniel Adams who was killed at the massacre. She was redeemed in 1695, and after her return married twice (1)Elias Weare; (2)John Webber. The author [Banks] is one of her descendants.

    Page 316: The next attack occurred about two years later, August 10, 1707, was a Sabbath evening. Sergeant Smith and Elias Weare, returning from evening service together with Mrs. Elizabeth (Hilton) Littlefield and her young son, were slain by the Indians between York Harbor and Cape Neddick. Joshua Hilton, brother of Mrs. Littlefield was taken captive...

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    Joseph Weare

    b.March 17, 1705 York, ME; s.o Elias and Magdalene (Hilton) Weare
    d.Oct. 18, 1791 York, ME
    m.1728 York, ME Mary Webber
    b.April 15, 1710 York, ME d/o Samuel and Elizabeth (Young) Webber
    d.Aug. 21, 1778 York, ME

    CHILDREN (all born York, ME) included:

    1. Jeremiah Weare b.March 17, 1729 d.March 4, 1821 York, ME age 92 of Old age
    2. Elias Weare b.March 6, 1731 d.1804 Clements, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada
    3. John Weare b.Nov. 29, 1732
    4. Joseph Weare b.Oct. 21, 1734 m.(1)int.Nov. 26, 1763 Elizabeth Stone m.(2)York, July 5, 1806 Abigail (McCastland) Matthews, widow of Elijah Matthews
    5. Mary Weare b.Nov. 22, 1736
    6. Bathsheba Weare b.Oct. 31, 1738
    7. Mercy Weare b.Dec. 6, 1740
    8. Sarah Weare b.June 6, 1743
    9. Daniel Weare b.Jan. 24, 1747 m.Abigail Littlefield
    10. Phobe Weare b.Dec. 5, 1748 York, ME d.Aug. 20, 1815 m.Arp. 29, 1770 Joseph Perkins

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