Thursday, April 1, 2021

Treasure Chest Thursday -- 1651/2 Birth of Sarah Woolly (1651-????) in Concord, Massachusetts

  It's Treasure Chest Thursday - 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 164-/5- birth entry for Sarath Woolly in the Concord, Massachusetts town vital record book:
The birth entry is near the middle of the top section of the page:

The birth record transcription for Joshua is:

"Sarath daughter of Christopher & Vrsilla Woolly the (8) of the (3) mo : 16--"

The year is not positively known, but Christopher Woolly and Ursula Wodell married on 26 February 1646/7, and Sarah was apparently their third child (the first two were probably born in 1647 and 1649), and the fourth child was born in 1654.  Consequently, this birth date is likely 8 May 1651 or 1652.   

The source citation for this record is:

George Tolman (compiler), Concord, Massachusetts Births, Marriages and Deaths, 1635-1850 (Concord, Mass. : Committee on Printing, 1894), Births, page 6, Sarath Woolly entry, 8th day of 3rd month 16-- to Christopher and Ursula (Wodell) Woolly.

This is an entry in a transcribed vital record book for Concord, Massachusetts, so it is a Derivative Source with Primary Information and Direct Evidence of the birth of Sarah Woolly and her parents' names.

Sarah Woolly (1651-????) was the daughter of Christopher and Ursula (Wodell) Woolly of Concord, Massachusetts. She married Joshua Fletcher (1645-1713), as his second wife, on 18 July 1682 in Chelsmford, Massachusetts.

Joshua and Sarah (Woolley) Fletcher are my 7th great-grandparents, through their daughter Elisabeth Fletcher (1698-1775) who married Joseph Keyes (1698-1744) in 1720 in Chelmsford, Massachusetts.


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