Thursday, October 1, 2020

Treasure Chest Thursday -- 1669 Marriage Record for Peter Dill and Thankes Shepard in Chelmsford, Mass.

 It's Treasure Chest Tuesday - a chance to look in my digital image files to see what treasures I can find for my family history and genealogy musings.

The treasure today is the 1669 marriage record of Peter Dill and Thankes Shepard in the Chelmsford, Massachusetts town record book:

The Dill-Shepard marriage record is the 10th from the top on the right-hand page:

The transcription of this record is:

"Dill    Peter Dill and Thankes the Daughter of Ralph and Thankes
Shepard of Concord were Married the 13'th of the 10'th month
1669. By Samuel Adams.

The source citation for this record is:

Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988, indexed database and digital image, (, Chelmsford > "Town and Land Records, with Births, Marriages, and Deaths," page 23 (image 33 of 230), Peter Dill and Thankes Shepard marriage entry, 13 December 1669.

This is probably a n Original Source record for the marriage of Peter Dill and Thankes Shepard.  It is Primary Information and Direct Evidence of the marriage date, place, and the names of Peter and Thankes.

Peter Dill (1645-1692) is my 7th great-grandfather whose parentage is not known  He married Thankes Shepard (1651-1733) in 1669, the daughter of Ralph and Thankes (Perkins) Dill of Concord.  They had seven children.  I am descended through their son, Thomas Dill (1682-1718).


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