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Rawson Family


                      Generation One

1.  Edward Rawson; m. Bridget Warde; d. circa 1604.
     He was a merchant. He resided at Colebrooke, Parish of Langley,
co. Bucks, England. He left a will on 16 Feb 1603; proved 4 May 1604.

     Known children of Edward Rawson include:
                 i. Henry Rawson.

     Bridget Warde married Thomas Woodward.
     Known children of Edward Rawson and Bridget Warde were:
     2.          i. David Rawson, b. circa 1587 at Colebrooke,
                    Buckinghamshire, England; m. Margaret Wilson.


                      Generation Two

2.  David Rawson (Edward1); b. circa 1587 at Colebrooke,
Buckinghamshire, England; m. Margaret Wilson, daughter of Rev. Dr.
William Wilson and Isabel Woodhall, circa 1612; 1st husband; d. at
London, England.
     He resided at London, England. He was a merchant tailor. He left
a will on 15 Jun 1616; proved 25 Feb 1618.

     Margaret Wilson was born in 1593 at London, England. She married
William Taylor; 2nd husband, 2nd wife. She died circa 1627.
     Known children of David Rawson and Margaret Wilson were as
follows:
                 i. William Rawson; b. before 1615.
     3.         ii. Edward Rawson, b. 16 Apr 1615 at Gillingham, co.
                    Dorset, England; m. Rachel Perne.
               iii. Dorothy Rawson; b. before 27 Nov 1617.


                     Generation Three

3.  Edward Rawson (David2, Edward1); b. 16 Apr 1615 at Gillingham, co.
Dorset, England; m. Rachel Perne, daughter of Richard Perne and Rachel
Greene, circa 1636 at England; d. 27 Aug 1693 at Boston, MA, at age
78.
     He and Rachel Perne immigrated circa 1636 to Newbury, MA. He was
Secretary of the Colony at Massachusetts. He resided in 1650 at
Boston, MA.

     Rachel Perne died on 11 Oct 1677 at Boston, MA.
     Known children of Edward Rawson and Rachel Perne were as follows:
                 i. ___ Rawson; b. at England.
     4.         ii. William Rawson, b. 21 May 1651 at Boston, MA; m.
                    Anne Glover.
               iii. Edward Rawson.
                iv. Rachel Rawson; m. William Aubrey 18 Jan 1653.
                 v. David Rawson; b. 6 May 1644.
                    He immigrated to England.
                vi. Mary Perne Rawson; b. 14 May 1646; m. Rev. Samuel
                    Torrey 15 May 1657; d. 10 Sep 1692 at age 46.
               vii. Susan Rawson; d. 1654 at Roxbury, MA.
              viii. Rebecca Rawson; b. 19 Oct 1654; d. young.
                ix. Rebecca Rawson; b. 23 May 1656; m. Thomas Rumsey 1
                    Jul 1679; d. 1692 at Port Royal.
                 x. Elizabeth Rawson; b. 12 Nov 1657; m. Thomas
                    Broughton.
                xi. John Rawson immigrated to England.
     5.        xii. Rev. Grindal Rawson, b. 23 Jan 1659/60 at Boston,
                    MA; m. Susanna Wilson.


                     Generation Four

4.  William Rawson (Edward3, David2, Edward1); b. 21 May 1651 at
Boston, MA; m. Anne Glover, daughter of Nathaniel Glover and Mary
Smith, 31 Jul 1673; d. 20 Sep 1726 at Braintree, MA, at age 75.
     He was a merchant-importer.

     Anne Glover was born circa 1656 at Dorchester, MA. She died circa
1730 at Braintree, MA.
     Known children of William Rawson and Anne Glover were as follows:
                 i. Ann Rawson; b. 11 Apr 1674 at Boston, MA; d.
                    infancy.
                ii. Wilson Rawson; b. 1675 at Boston, MA; d. infancy.
               iii. Margaret Rawson; b. 1 Aug 1676 at Boston, MA; d.
                    infancy.
                iv. Edward Rawson; b. 6 Sep 1677 at Boston, MA; d.
                    infancy.
                 v. Edward Rawson; b. 29 Aug 1678 at Boston, MA; d.
                    infancy.
                vi. Rachel Rawson; b. 16 Oct 1679 at Boston, MA; d.
                    infancy.
               vii. Dorothy Rawson; b. 8 Aug 1681; d. 20 Sep 1689 at
                    age 8.
     6.       viii. Capt. William Rawson, b. 8 Dec 1682 at Braintree,
                    MA; m. Sarah Crosby.
                ix. David Rawson; b. 13 Dec 1683 at Braintree, MA; m.
                    Mary Gulliver, daughter of Capt. Jonathan Gulliver
                    and Theodora Thatcher, 18 Nov 1710; d. at
                    Braintree, MA; bur. 20 Apr 1752 at Old Hancock
                    Cemetery.
                 x. Dorothy Rawson; b. 19 Jun 1686 at Braintree, MA;
                    d. young.
                xi. Ebenezer Rawson; b. 1 Dec 1687 at Braintree, MA;
                    d. 28 Aug 1691 at age 3.
               xii. Thankful Rawson; b. 6 Aug 1688 at Braintree, MA;
                    d. 21 Aug 1688.
              xiii. Nathaniel Rawson; b. 3 Dec 1689 at Braintree, MA;
                    m. Hannah Thompson.
               xiv. Ebenezer Rawson; b. 25 Jul 1691 at Braintree, MA;
                    d. young.
                xv. Edward Rawson; b. 27 Jan 1692 at Braintree, MA; m.
                    Preserved Bailey; d. 1721.
               xvi. Ann Rawson; b. 28 Aug 1693 at Braintree, MA; d.
                    infancy.
              xvii. Patience Rawson; b. 8 Nov 1694 at Braintree, MA;
                    d. 14 Nov 1694.
             xviii. Peletiah Rawson; b. 2 Jul 1696 at Braintree, MA;
                    m. Hannah Hall; d. 1769.
               xix. Grindal Rawson; b. 24 Aug 1697 at Braintree, MA;
                    d. infancy.
                xx. Mary Rawson; b. 16 Dec 1698 at Braintree, MA; d.
                    infancy.

5.  Rev. Grindal Rawson (Edward3, David2, Edward1); b. 23 Jan 1659/60
at Boston, MA; m. Susanna Wilson, daughter of Rev. John Wilson and
Sarah Hooker, 30 Aug 1682; d. 6 Feb 1714/15 at age 55.
     He was graduated in 1678 at Harvard College, Cambridge, MA.He
resided at Mendon, Worcester Co., MA. He was a minister at Mendon,
Worcester Co., MA. 

     Susanna Wilson was born on 1 Dec 1664. She died on 8 Jul 1748 at
age 83.
     Known children of Rev. Grindal Rawson and Susanna Wilson were as
follows:
                 i. Edward Rawson; d. 21 Nov 1683.
                ii. Edward Rawson; b. 1684; d. 21 Nov 1688.
               iii. John Rawson; b. 26 Apr 1685; d. 26 May 1685.
                iv. Susanna Rawson; b. 31 Oct 1686 at Mendon, MA; m.
                    Benjamin Reynolds, son of Capt. Nathaniel
                    Reynolds; d. 11 Aug 1762 at age 75.
                 v. Edmund Rawson; b. 8 Jul 1689; m. Elizabeth Howard.
                    He was a farmer. He resided at Uxbridge, MA.
     7.         vi. Wilson Rawson, b. 23 Jun 1692; m. Margaret Arthur.
               vii. John Rawson; b. 1 Oct 1695; m. Mercy Hayward 23
                    Jan 1719.
                    He resided at Uxbridge, MA. He was a farmer.
              viii. Mary Rawson; b. 22 Jun 1699; m. Rev. Joseph Dorr,
                    son of Edward Dorr and Elizabeth Hawley, 9 Apr
                    1724; d. 9 Apr 1766 at age 66.
                ix. Rachael Rawson; b. 6 Sep 1701; m. Samuel Wood; d.
                    1802.
                 x. David Rawson; b. 25 Oct 1703; d. 18 Jan 1704.
                xi. Grindal Rawson; b. 6 Sep 1707 at Mendon, Worcester
                    Co., MA; m. Dorothy Chauncey, daughter of Rev.
                    Isaac Chauncey, 19 May 1738; d. 27 Mar 1777 at
                    East Haddam, CT, at age 69.
                    He was graduated in 1728 at Yale College, New
                    Haven, CT. He resided in 1732 at South Hadley, MA.
                    He and Dorothy Chauncey had 6 children. He resided
                    in 1741 at East Haddam, CT.
               xii. Elizabeth Rawson; b. 21 Apr 1710; m. Abner
                    Hazeltine 11 Feb 1730; 1st husband; m. James Wood;
                    2nd husband.


                     Generation Five

6.  Capt. William Rawson (William4, Edward3, David2, Edward1); b. 8
Dec 1682 at Braintree, MA; m. Sarah Crosby, daughter of Simon Crosby
and Rachel Brackett, 1710; d. Oct 1769 at Mendon, MA, at age 86.
     He was a teacher.

     Sarah Crosby was born on 27 Jul 1684 at Billerica, MA. She died
after 1733.
     Known children of Capt. William Rawson and Sarah Crosby all b. at
Mendon, MA, were as follows:
                 i. Anna Rawson; d. young.
                ii. William Rawson; b. 20 Feb 1711; m. Margaret Cook.
               iii. Perne Rawson; b. 3 Oct 1713; d. young.
                iv. Sarah Rawson; b. 3 Jan 1715; m. ___ Saunders.
                 v. Rachel Rawson; b. 19 Sep 1716; m. Capt. ___
                    Torrey.
                vi. Anna Rawson; b. 1720; m. John Holten 1 Oct 1747.
               vii. Perne Rawson; b. 1 Jan 1727; d. 19 Apr 1741 at age
                    14.

7.  Wilson Rawson (Grindal4, Edward3, David2, Edward1); b. 23 Jun
1692; m. Margaret Arthur, daughter of John Arthur and Priscilla
Gardner, 4 May 1712; 1st husband; d. 1 Dec 1726 at age 34.
     He was a farmer. He resided at Mendon, MA.

     Margaret Arthur resided at Nantucket, MA. She married Jonathan
Pinkham, son of Richard Pinkham and Mary Coffin, on 10 Dec 1731 at
Mendon, MA; 2nd husband. She died on 14 Nov 1757.
     Known children of Wilson Rawson and Margaret Arthur were as
follows:
                 i. Wilson Rawson; b. 13 Aug 1713.
                    He resided at Upton, MA.
     8.         ii. Thomas Rawson, b. 27 Sep 1714 at Mendon, MA; m.
                    Anne Waldron; m. Hannah Sheffield.
               iii. Priscilla Rawson; b. 17 Dec 1715; m. James Coffin;
                    d. 30 Apr 1791 at Nantucket, MA, at age 75.
                iv. Mary Rawson; b. 22 May 1717; d. 22 Jun 1717.
                 v. Grindal Rawson; b. 13 Jul 1719 at Massachusetts;
                    m. Hannah Leavens; 1st wife; m. Elizabeth Boyd;
                    2nd wife; m. Zerniah Harris; 3rd wife; m. Nancy
                    Atwell 1771; 4th wife; d. Dec 1803 at Rhode
                    Island at age 84.
                    He was a carpenter and a cabinet maker. He resided
                    in 1741 at Providence, RI.
                vi. Edward Rawson; b. 2 Apr 1721; m. Mary Morse 7 Apr
                    1748; d. 11 Feb 1807 at Leicester, MA, at age 85.
                    He resided at Mendon, MA. He resided at Leicester,
                    MA.
               vii. Stephen Rawson; b. 2 Apr 1722; m. Elizabeth; d. 14
                    Mar 1773 at age 50.
                    He resided at Providence, RI. He was a member of
                    the state legislature in 1769 at Rhode Island.
              viii. Paul Rawson; b. 9 Apr 1725; m. Phebe Gardner,
                    daughter of Abel Gardner; d. 1772; at sea.
                    He resided at Nantucket, MA. He was master of a
                    vessel.


                      Generation Six

8.  Thomas Rawson (Wilson5, Grindal4, Edward3, David2, Edward1); b. 27
Sep 1714 at Mendon, MA; m. Anne Waldron, daughter of Cornelius Waldron
and Ann Throope, 14 Apr 1737 at Bristol, RI; 1st wife; m. Hannah
Sheffield 29 Mar 1785; int., 2nd husband, 2nd wife; d. 10 Jul 1802 at
Mendon, MA, at age 87.
     He was placed in the guardianship of his Aunt Susanna's huband
Benjamin Reynolds 16 Feb 1730/31 in Bristol, RI. He resided at Mendon,
MA.

     Anne Waldron was born on 25 Sep 1720 at Bristol, RI. She died on
29 Jul 1783 at Mendon, MA, at age 62. She was buried at Old Cemetary,
Mendon, MA.
     Known children of Thomas Rawson and Anne Waldron were as follows:
                 i. William Rawson; b. 11 Nov 1738 at Bristol, RI; m.
                    Mary Aldrich.
                ii. Priscilla Rawson; b. 22 May 1740; m. Ephraim
                    Walker.
               iii. Stephen Rawson; b. 2 Mar 1743; m. Silance Ward
                    after 1758.
                    He resided at Townshend, VT.
                iv. Nathaniel Rawson; b. 9 Jul 1745 at Mendon, MA; m.
                    Elizabeth Nelson 24 Mar 1768 at Mendon, MA.
                    He was a farmer. He resided on 1 Apr 1793 at
                    Milford, MA.
                 v. Rachel Rawson; b. 6 Mar 1747; m. Stephen Chapin 22
                    Jan 1768; 2nd wife; d. 3 Nov 1797 at age 50.
                    She resided at Mendon, MA.
     9.         vi. Anna Rawson, b. 8 May 1749 at Mendon, MA; m. Col.
                    Benjamin Hoppin.
               vii. Persis Rawson; b. 6 May 1751; m. Joseph Carpenter.
              viii. Margaret Rawson; b. 7 Apr 1753; m. Benjamin
                    Walker; 1st wife.
                ix. Thomas J. Rawson; b. May 1755; d. young.
                 x. Catherine Rawson; b. 20 May 1757; d. Oct 1761 at
                    age 4.
                xi. Perne Rawson; b. 12 Jul 1760; d. Oct 1761 at age
                    1.
               xii. Francis Rawson; b. 8 Jan 1763; d. Apr 1840 at age
                    77.

     Hannah Sheffield was born circa 1725. She married Nehemiah
Nelson; 1st husband. She died on 8 Feb 1803 at Milford, MA. She was
buried at Vernon Grove Cemetary, Milford, MA.


                     Generation Seven

9.  Anna Rawson (Thomas6, Wilson5, Grindal4, Edward3, David2,
Edward1); b. 8 May 1749 at Mendon, MA; m. Col. Benjamin Hoppin, son of
Benjamin Hoppin and Phebe Davis, 24 Jan 1770 at Providence, RI; 1st
wife; d. 1 Jan 1794 at age 44.
     She resided at Providence, RI.

     Col. Benjamin Hoppin was born on 12 May 1747 at Attleborough, MA.
He was a Lieutenant in Babcock's Regiment during the Revolutionary
War. He was a merchant. He resided at Providence, RI. He was a Captain
during Revolutionary War in Lippit's Regiment. He married Mary
Waterman, daughter of Christopher Waterman and Phebe Aborn; 2nd wife.
He died in Nov 1809 at Providence, RI, at age 62.

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