Thursday, April 29, 2021

Treasure Chest Thursday -- 1661 Birth of Hannah Lawrence (1661-after 1726) in Watertown, 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 1661 birth entry for Hannah Lawrence in the Watertown, Massachusetts town vital record book:
The birth entry is the second one from the top of the page:

The birth record transcription for Hannah Lawrence is:

"Hannah Lawrence daughter of George & elizabeth Lawrence Borne 24 of March [1661]"

  The source citation for this record is:

Watertown Records, Comprising the First and Second Book of Town Proceedings, with the Land Grants and Possessions. etc. (Watertown, Mass. : Watertown Historical Society, 1894), Volume 1, page 24, Hannah Lawrence birth entry, 24 March 1661/2.

This is an entry in a transcribed and alphabetized vital record book for Watertown, Massachusetts, so it is a Derivative Source with Primary Information and Direct Evidence of the birth of Hannah Lawrence.  The original record should be in the Watertown town records, but I could not find it on Ancestry.

Hannah Lawrence (1661-after 1726), daughter of George and Elizabeth (Crispe) Lawrence of Watertown, married Obadiah Sawtell (1648-1740), the son of Richard and Elizabeth (--?--) Sawtell in about 1680.  Obadiah and Hannah (Lawrence) Sawtell had 13 children, all probably born in Watertown or Groton.

Obadiah and Hannah (Lawrence) Sawtell are my 7th great-grandparents, through their son Hezekiah Sawtell (1703-1779), who married Joanna Willson (1701-1786) in 1723 in Groton, Massachusetts.


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