Thursday, February 7, 2013
Elizabeth Weld (Early Pioneer of Roxbury Massachusetts)
Elizabeth Weld, my 9th g-Grandmother, was born on 9 May 1625 in Sudbury England. Elizabeth was the daughter of Joseph Weld (subject of an earlier post) and Elizabeth Shatswell.
At the age of seven, Elizabeth traveled to the New World with her parents, arriving in Massachusetts on the ship "William and Francis" in June of 1632. Her family would be one of the earliest families of Roxbury Massachusetts.
At the age of fifteen, on 30 March 1641, Elizabeth married an Edward Denison of Roxbury. Elizabeth and Edward would have thirteen children, six sons and seven daughters, of whom only four would live to adulthood.
Elizabeth's husband Edward would die in 1668 and she would remain a widow for the next forty-nine years residing in Roxbury. Elizabeth would die at the age of ninety-one on 5 February 1717 and was buried at the Eustice Burial Grounds of Roxbury.
For family genealogy see: http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=m-leblanc&id=I371