Thursday, July 21, 2022

Treasure Chest Thursday - 1659 Birth Record for Elizabeth Mott (1659-1723) in Portsmouth, Rhode Island

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

The treasure today is the 1659 birth record of Elizabeth Mott in Portsmouth, Rhode Island:

The birth record for Elizabeth Mott is the fifth one on the Mott list:

The transcription of this record for Elizabeth Mott is:

"MOTT, Elizabeth, [born] Aug. 9, 1659"

The source citation for this record is:

James N. Arnold, Vital Record of Rhode Island, 1636-1850, First Series, Births, Marriages and Deaths : a Family Register for the People (Providence, R.I.: Narragansett Historical Publishing Co., 1891-1912), "Volume 7, Rhode Island Friends' Records," Births, page 68, Elizabeth Mott birth entry, 9 August 1659.

This record is a Derivative Source, with Primary Information and Direct Evidence of the birth of Elizabeth Mott.  The Original source is a Portsmouth town record book that is not available online.

Elizabeth Mott was the daughter of Adam and Mary (Lott) Mott of Portsmouth, Rhode Island.  She married (1) William Ricketson (1636-1691) in 1679 in Newport, Rhode Island, and (2) Matthew Wing (1673-1724) on 4 September 1696 in Dartmouth, Massachusetts.  

Matthew and Elizabeth (Mott) (Ricketson) Wing are my 7th great-grandparents.  I am descended through their son, Benjamin Wing (1698-1782), who married Content Tucker (1695-1739) on 18 October 1722 in Dartmouth, Massachusetts.


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