Thursday, February 16, 2023

Treasure Chest Thursday -- 1712 Death Records for Mary and Rouse Helme in North Kingstown, Rhode Island

 I looked 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 1712 death records of  Rouse and Mary (Eldred) Helme in North Kingstown, Rhode Island:

The death records are the last two at the bottom of the page:

The transcription of these death records is:

"[HELME] Mary, wife of Rouse, died  May 9, 1712
[HELME] Rouse, died                           May 17, 1712."

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), Vol. 6, Washington County, Births, Marriages, Deaths; North Kingstown Births and Deaths, Mary and Rouse Helme death entries, 9 and 17 May 1712.

This record is a Derivative Source, with Primary Information and Direct Evidence of the deaths of Rouse and Mary Helme in North Kingstown =, Rhode Island in 1712.  The original record is probably in a North Kingstown town record book that is no longer extant.

Rouse Helme (1644-1712) was born about 1644, probably in Warwick, Rhode Island, the son of Christopher and Margaret (Rouse) Helme of Warwick.  He married Mary Eldred (1604-1712), in 1638 in Warwick.  They had  four children.

Rose and Mary (Eldred) Helme are my 8th great-grandparents.  I am descended through their daughter Elizabeth  Helme (1677-1727) who married Stephen Hazard (1665-1727) in about 1694.


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