Isabel UPHAM ?

Female Abt 1614 - Bef 1689  (~ 75 years)


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  • Name Isabel UPHAM ? 
    Born Abt 1614  England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died Bef 16 Jun 1689  Rockingham County, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • She died before 16 June 1689 (date of inventory), having "met her end in tragedy, being killed in the Mast Swamp, where Stratham, Hampton and Exeter come together, by Negro Jack, who was hanged in Boston in 1690" [GDMNH 344]. (In a deed of 25 August 1710, James Sinkler sold to James Dudley a piece of land in Exeter "nigh a way that formerly went into the Mast Swamp nigh where Goodwife Holdrig was killed" [NLPLR 9:174-75]. [1]
    Person ID I1808  FamilyWorld
    Last Modified 19 Jul 2012 

    Family William HOLDRED,   b. Abt 1610, Cripplegate, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 5 Jun 1676, Exeter, Rockingham County, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 66 years) 
    Married Bef 1640  Haverhill, Essex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Sarah HOLDRED,   b. 1640, Salisbury, Essex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1641, Salisbury, Essex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)
     2. Mary HOLDRED,   b. 22 Apr 1641, Salisbury, Essex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Jan 1641/42, Salisbury, Essex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     3. Rebecca HOLDRED,   b. 20 Jun 1643, Salisbury, Essex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1714, Exeter, Rockingham County, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 72 years)
     4. William HOLDRED, Jr.,   b. 15 Mar 1647, Salisbury, Essex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1691, Stonington, New London County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 43 years)
     5. Samuel HOLDRED,   b. 6 Nov 1649, Salisbury, Essex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Sarah HOLDRED,   b. 26 Dec 1650, Haverhill, Essex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Jun 1651, Haverhill, Essex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     7. Mehitable HOLDRED,   b. 14 Apr 1652, Haverhill, Essex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Abigail HOLDRED,   b. 12 Nov 1654, Haverhill, Essex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jun 1657, Haverhill, Essex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 2 years)
     9. Mary HOLDRIDGE,   b. 24 Dec 1656, Haverhill, Essex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 19 Jul 2012 
    Family ID F1961  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Abt 1614 - England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Bef 1640 - Haverhill, Essex County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Bef 16 Jun 1689 - Rockingham County, New Hampshire Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • On 5 December 1653, "William Holdred and his wife Isebell testified that about the last of November they were at the house of John Chater of Newbery, by the fireside with said Chater's wife, she having formerly said that she knew something of Daniell Gun. Whereupon the deponents asked her what it was, as they wished to acquaint her husband who then lay in the same room sick in bed. Then Alice, John Chater's wife, went to her husband and confessed to him in an audible voice that when she carried beer or victuals to said Gun, who was sick or lame in bed, he assaulted her" [EQC 1:324-25]. On 27 March 1655, "William Holdred's wife" was presented "for unseemly carriages with John Chator, etc.," which offense was "[p]roved not to be lasciviousness, he being sick and she his only nurse, and her own husband present in the house. She was troubled with fits, and they found no censure on her" [EQC 1:337 (misdated by a year),388].

      In 1659 "Esabell Houldred hearing a voice and being afflicted in her body" was one of those who accused John Godfrey {1634, Newbury} [GM 2:3:88-91] of witchcraft [EQC 2:158-59]. On 26 June 1660, John Godfrey sued "William Holdridge of Haverhill" for debt for a transaction that took place three years earlier [EQC 2:212, 222]. This pattern of financial litigation and accusation of witchcraft was frequent in the case of John Godfrey. [2]
    • Isabel Holdred deposed that "John Godfree came to the house where Henry Blasdal her husband & herselfe were & demanded a debt of her husband & said a warrant was out & Goodman Lord was suddenly to come John Godfree [torn off] if we would not pay him. [T]he deponent answered yes, tonight or tomorrow if we had it; for I believe we shall not [torn off] we are in thy debt; John Godfree answered thats a bitter word; sayd I must begin & must x Goodman Lord; the deponent answered when thou wilt I fare the not nor all the devils in Hell; and farther deponent testifieth that twos days after this shee was taken with those strange fits with wch shee was tormented a foughtnight together night & day; & severall apitions aprd to the deponent n the night; The first night a Humbl bee, the next night a beare aped wch grined the teeth & shooke the clas, thou sayst thou art not affraid; then thinksft Harry Blasdals house will save thee the deponent answered I hope the Lord Jesus Christ will save me; the apition then spake thou sayst thou art not affraid of all the devils in Hell but I will have thy heart blood within a fewe houres. [T]he next was the apition of a great snake at sch the Deponent was exceedingly affrighted & skipt to Nathan Gold who was in the opposite Chimney corner & caught hold of the hayre of his head & her speech was taken away for ye space of halfe an houre; the next night aped a great horse & Thomas Hayne being there the deponent told him of it; & shewed him where; the sd Tho: Hayne took a stick & strook at ye place where apition was & his stroake glanced by the side of it; & it went [torn off] the table & he went to strike againe then the apition fled to the [torn off] & made it shake & went away & about a week after the deponent [torn off] sonne were at the doore of Nathan Gold & heard a rushing in the [torn off] sayd to her sonne yonder is a beast; he answered tis one of Goodman Cobbyes black oxen & it came toward them and came within [torn off] yards of them the deponent her heart began to ake for it seemed to have great eyes; & spake to ye boy let's go in, but suddenly the oxe beat her against ye wall & struck her downe & shee was much hurt by it; not being able to rise up but fome others carrying me into ye house; all my face being bloody being much bruised. The boy was much affrighted a long time after & for ye space of two houres was in a sweat that one night have washed hands on his haire, ffurther the deponent affirmeth that she hath bin often troubled with a black rat some times apping in the house & sometimes in the night [torn off] bed & lay on her & sometimes stroaking her face [torn off] as big as an ordinary cat." [3]

  • Sources 
    1. [S60] Great Migration: Immigrants to New England, 1634-1635, Vol III, pg. 370.

    2. [S60] Great Migration: Immigrants to New England, 1634-1635, vol. III, pgs. 368-72.

    3. [S23] NEHGS, website: www.americanancestors.org, Essex Antiquarian, Salem Court Records and Files, vol. 13, pg. 89.