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Subject: Re: [Q-R] Shattuck
Date: Fri, 23 Jan 2009 13:49:31 -0600 (CST)
This extract may answer some questions.
âMemorials of the Descendants of William Shattuck,â by Lemuel Shattuck,
printed by Dutton and Wentworth for the family, Boston, 1855.
p. 8: â1. William Shattuck was the most remote ancestor with whom we have
been enabled to connect ourselves, in our history, upon satisfactory
evidence; and we begin with his, in our classification, as the first, or
earliest known generation. From him, as their common progenitor, have
descended nearly all, if not every one, of those who now bear his name in
America. He was born in England in 1621 or 1622, and died in Watertown,
Massachusetts, August 14, 1672, aged 50 years. His exact origin and early
history are involved in obscurity. Neither the place of his birth, nor the
year in which he came to this country, nor the names of his parents, are
certainly known. There is no doubt, however, that his immediate ancestors
and connections were residents of England; and they were probably among
those already mentioned in our introductory observations, either of
Lancastershire, Somersetshire, or Berkshire, but we are unable to specify
the particular persons or locality. It has been conjectured that his father
might have died on his passage or soon after his arrival; and also that he
might have been the son of widow DAMARIS SHATTUCK, who was admitted to the
church in Salem in 1641, and a brother of Samuel Shattuck, noticed in the
Appendix to these Memorials; and their ages, the prevalence of similar names
in their respective families, and other circumstances, give some probability
to these conjectures.â
â1. Samuel Shattuck of Salem
(1) DAMARIS SHATTUCK, then a widow, was admitted to the church in Salem
in 1641. At what time she came from England, whether before or after the
death of her first husband, and what his Christian name was, are unknown?
She afterwards became the 2d wife of Capt. Thomas Gardner, a distinguished
merchant and citizen of Salem. She died in that town Nov. 28, 1674. Capt.
Gardner died September 4, 1677, leaving a will, dated December 7, 1668, in
which he mentions his wife, DAMARIS, six sons â Thomas, George, John,
Samuel, Joseph, and Richard; and daughters, Sarah Balch, Seeth Grafton, and
Miriam Hall, all by his first wife, Margaret Frier. Two of his sons married
daughters of their stepmother. DAMARIS had by MR. SHATTUCK several
children, all probably born in England, the names of some of which are
1. Samuel; who is noticed below.
2. DAMARIS, married in Boston, September 30, 1653, Samuel PAGE, or Pope.
[Note: She actually married ISAAC PAGE]
3. Mary; married Hams, and lived in Boston. [See her petition, further
4. Hannah; married George Gardner. She united with the church in 1649, but
was dismissed. They removed to Nantucket, where their son Joseph
married in 1670 and had several children.
5. Sarah; married in 1652, Richard Gardner, and had Richard, Deborah,
James, Damaris, Hope and Levi. He and his wife were excommunicated from
the church in Salem for attending Quaker meetings; and they removed in
1666 to Nantucket, where their two youngest children were born.
Second Generation and Children
(2). Samuel Shattuck, son of widow DAMARIS SHATTUCK (1) was born in England
about 1620. He was a felt-maker or hatter, in Salem, where he died. A
stone, still standing over his grave in Salem, bears the following
inscription: - âHere lyeth buried ye body of Samuel Shattuck, aged 69 years,
who departed this life ye 6^th day of June, 1689.â He was admitted to the
church in Salem in 1642, and was described as âa man of good repute;â but
for reasons presently to be stated, he was excommunicated. He left a will,
dated April 6, 1689, which appoints his wife Hannah executrix, and directs
that his sons Samuel and Retire should each have a double portion of his
estate; and that the remainder should be divided equally between his six
daughters. His estate was not settled and distributed until Nov. 1, 1701.
His son Retire, and his daughters Return and Patience, died after their
father and before the distribution. They left no issue, and are not
mentioned in the settlement. The husbands of Hannah, Damaris and Priscilla
had also died, and they are then described as widows. Samuel, the only
surviving son, received a double portion, and the four daughters received
each L37.7.4 (Essex Records, Vol. VII, pp. 111-114) His children, born in
1. Samuel, born October 7, 1649, married Sarah Bucknam.
2. Hannah, born August 28, 1651, married John Soames, son of Morris
Soames of Gloucester. He resided in Boston. Left a will, dated Nov. 13,
1687, proved Nov. 8, 1700. He left several children, but Benjamin was the
only survivor at the final settlement of his estate.
3. Damaris, born Nov. 11, 1653, m. Benjamin Pope of Salem. His estate
was appraised May 6, 1702, and L408.12.10 and divided between the widow and
four sons, Benjamin, Samuel, Ebenezer, and Jerome.
4. Mary, born March 14, 1655, married Benjamin Trask of Beverly.
5. Priscilla, born May 1, 1658, married April 26, 1694, Hugh Nichols
6. Return, born August 16, 1662, married Sept. 14, 1688 John Saunders
7. Retire, born March 28, 1664, died unmarried. A stone erected in
Salem to his memory, has the epitaph: - âHere lyeth buried ye body of Retire
Shattuck, aged 27 years, departed this life ye 9^th day of September 1691.â
8. Patience, born Nov. 18, 1666, married July 29, 1689 John Smith of
Return and Retire are supposed to have been named to commemorate his
remarkable retiring and returning from England.
Third Generation and Children.
(2) Samuel Shattuck, only surviving son of Samuel, above mentioned (2),
was born in Salem, August 7, 1649 and followed the occupation of his father
in his native town, where he died in 1723, age 74. His will, dated December
22, 1722, and proved March 25, 1723, mentions John, âhis only sonâ and
executor. (Essex Records, Vol. XIII, pp. 311-313.) He was taxed in Boston
several years. He married July 24, 1676, Sarah Buchnam, sister of William
and Jose Bucknam of Malden. Elizabeth, wife of Benjamin Whittemore, Mary,
wife of Benjamin Webb, and Mehitable, wife of Samuel Waite, were also his
sisters. They had,--
1. Samuel, born Sept. 7, 1678, probably died young, or before his father.
2. John, born March 13, 1680, married Mary Crowley
3. Margaret B., married Daniel Bacon of Salem
(3) Capt. John Shattuck, only surviving son of Samuel (3), born in Salem
March 13, 1680, was a master mariner. He married in Salem, November 11,
1708, Mary Crowley, but no record of any children has been found. On the
21^st Feb 1731 he sold his real estate in Salem to Samuel and Mighill Bacon,
and probably removed from the town, since his name is not afterwards found.
In him the name of Shattuck in this line appears to have become extinct.