Thursday, August 11, 2022

Treasure Chest Thursday - 1674 Birth Record of Robert Kirby (1674-1757) in Dartmouth, Massachusetts

 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 1674 birth record of Robert Kirby in Dartmouth, Massachusetts:

The birth record for Robert Keirby is the 3rd one on the Keirby list:

The transcription of this birth record for Robert Kirby is:

"KEIRBY, Robert [of Richard and Patience, Dartmouth] March 10, 1674"

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 65 (image 112 of 681), Robert Keirby birth entry, 10 March 1674.

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

Robert Kirby (1674-1757) was the third child of Richard and Patience (Gifford) Kirby of Dartmouth.  He married Rebecca Potter (1681-1773) in about 1700, probably in Dartmouth.   

Robert and Rebecca (Potter) Kirby are my 7th great-grandparents.  I am descended through their son Ichabod Kirby (1705-1793) of Dartmouth, Massachusetts, who married Rachel Allen (1708-1801) on 1 March 1732/3 in Dartmouth.


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