Samuel BITFIELD

Male - 1660


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  • Name Samuel BITFIELD 
    Gender Male 
    Died 10 Sep 1660  Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I10592  FamilyWorld
    Last Modified 22 Jun 2003 

    Family Elizabeth 
    Children 
    +1. Mary BITFIELD,   b. Abt 1620, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1704, Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 84 years)
     2. Elizabeth BITFIELD,   b. 1628, Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Sep 1676, Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 48 years)
    Family ID F3355  Group Sheet

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  • Notes 
    • "A Genealogical History of the Clark and Worth Familes": Samuel Bitfield, a cooper, is thought to have lived first in Braintree, Mass., subsequently moving to Boston where he was granted twenty acres of land February 24, 1640, and was sworn a freeman June 2, 1641. In Boston, October 18, 1648, Thomas Venner, John Mileham, Samuel Bedfield, James Mattuck "and the rest of the coopers of Boston and Charlestowne" were granted leave to "meete together" for the purpose of incorporating into a guild for mutual protection and for the benefit of the public and to prevent abuses in trade. Coopers represented the most important class of artisans in the Colony's foreign and domestic commerce. They made and repaired barrels, hogsheads, butts, tubs, and casks of some variety, and to them was assigned the responsibility for the safe shipping of liquids and perishables. The ability of shipments to endure long voyages and rough handling depended upon the cooper's skill. Perhaps their principal products were hogsheads for rum, molasses and fish. In 1652, Samuel Bitfield was a constable in Boston. Ruth Bidfield, probably his younger sister, married ca 1643, William Sawyer of Newbury. Samuel died September 10, 1660, his will of May 12, 1659, providing for his wife Elizabeth and two daughters. His inventory of September 13, 1660, showed a good estate, œ512.