Thursday, August 17, 2023

Treasure Chest Thursday -- 1680 Birth Record of Michael Medcalfe in Medfield, Massachusetts

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 1680 birth record of Michael Medcalfe in Medfield, Massachusetts Bay:
The birth record in the MEDCALFE listing:

The transcription of this birth record is:

"[MEDCALFE] Michael, s. Michael and Elizabeth, Oct. 10, 1680."

The source citation for this birth record is:

Vital Records of Medfield, Massachusetts to the Year 1850 (Boston, Mass. : New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1903), Births, page 71, Michael Medcalfe, son of Michael and Elizabeth, 10 October 1680.

This record is a Derivative Source, with Primary Information and Direct Evidence of the birth of Michael Medcalfe, son of Michael and Elizabeth Medcalfe, in Medfield, Massachusetts.  The original record is probably in a Medfield town record book that may no longer be available.  

Michael Metcalf (1680-1761) was born 10 October 1680 to Michael and Elizabeth (Bowers) of Medfield, Massachusetts.  He married Lydia White (1686-????) on 21 March 1704/5 in Mendon, Massachusetts.  Lydia was born 10 May 1686  in Mendon, the daughter of Joseph and Lydia (Copeland) White.  Michael and Lydia had 6 children.

Michael and Lydia (White) Metcalf are my 7th great-grandparents.  I am descended through their son Michael Metcalf (1706-1771) 1728 to Melatiah Hamant (1704-1751). 


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