Moses SIMONSON

Male Abt 1605 - Aft 1689  (~ 84 years)


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  • Name Moses SIMONSON 
    Born Abt 1605  [1
    Gender Male 
    Emigration 1621  Leiden, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Immigration 1621  Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Aboard the Fortune 
    Living 1639  Duxbury, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died Aft 17 Jun 1689  [1
    Person ID I29569  FamilyWorld
    Last Modified 19 Sep 2011 

    Family Sarah 
    Married Abt 1635  [1
    Children 
    +1. Rebecca SIMONSON,   b. Abt 1635, Duxbury, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1678, Duxbury, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 43 years)
     2. Moses SIMONSON,   b. Abt 1639
     3. Mary SIMONSON,   b. Abt 1641
     4. John SIMONSON,   b. Abt 1644
     5. Sarah SIMONSON,   b. Abt 1649
     6. Elizabeth SIMONSON,   b. Abt 1651
     7. Aaron SIMONSON,   b. Abt 1653
    Last Modified 19 Sep 2011 
    Family ID F9891  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsEmigration - 1621 - Leiden, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • "'Moses Symonson, because a child of one that was in communion with the Dutch church at Leyden, is admitted into church fellowship at Plymouth in New England, and his children also to baptism, as well as our own' [Young's Pilgrim Fathers 393]."

      Moses Simonson appears in the 1633 list of Plymouth freemen, and in the Duxbury section of the lists of freemen in 1639, 1658, 1670, and 1683/4 [PCR 5:275, 8:175, 198, 203]. He served on a petit jury in 1668; as Duxbury highway surveyor in 1657 and 1662; the Scituate surveyor of highways in 1675; and in the Duxbury section of the 1643 Plymouth Colony list of men able to bear arms [8:189].

      "In 1623 Plymouth land division 'Moyses Simonson & Philipe de la Noye' jointly received two acres [PCR 12:5]. In 1627 Plymouth cattle division Moses Simonson was the eighth person in the first company headed by Francis Cooke [PCR 12:9].

      "On 26 March 1628 Moses Simonson sold one acre to Robert Hicks [PCR 12:7].

      "'Moses Symons' assessed 9s. in Plymouth tax lists of 25 March 1633 and 27 March 1634 [PCR 1:11, 28].

      "On 13 December 1660 Moses Simmons of Dusbury 'with consent of my wife Sarah' sold 'my whole right of lands in Bridgewater town' to Nicholas Byram [MD 34:85, citing ;CLR 3:24].

      "On 31 October 1664 Moses Symons of Scituate sold to Joseph Coleman Sr. of Scituate, shoemaker, half of forty acres of land at Coaksett which was sometimes the land of my father Moses Symons of Dusburrow; acknowledged by Patience, wife of Moses Symons Jr. {PCLR 3:183].

      "On 20 April 1669 'Moses Simons' of Duxbury, planter, deeded to 'John Simons his true and natural son all that his dwelling house, outhouses and buildings, land, meadow and upland, orchards and gardens' in Duxbury, containing forty acres of upland and three acres of meadow, 'with two acres of meadow ... at little wood island in the great marsh' [PCLR 3:139]. On 30 December 1674 Moses Simons of Duxbury, yeoman, 'in consideration of a marriage heretofore consummated between John Soule of Duxburrow and my eldest daughter Rebeckah' deeded to them 'all my purchased lands at Namaskett' [MD 19:96, citing PCLR 4:43]. On 4 December 1678 'Moses Simmons Senior' of Duxbury, yeoman, deeded to 'my son Aron Simmons' of Scituate 'all that my one-half share of land, with upland an meadow lands divided and undivided ... that I have as a purchaser or old comer' in Dartmouth [PCLR 4:219].

      "In his will, dated 17 June 1689 and proved 15 September 1691, Moses Simmons bequeathed to 'my daughter Mary the wife of Joseph Alden' L4; to 'my son Aaron' L4; to 'my daughter Elizabeth now the wife of Richard Dwelley' 5s.; to 'my daughter Sarah now the wife of James Nash' L2 10s.; to 'my son John' L4, he to be executor [MND 31:60, citing PPR 1:106].

      "The inventory of the estate of Moses Simmons was taken 10 September 1691 and totalled L33 11s., with no real estate included [MD 31:60, citing PPR 1:107]."

      "In the land division of 1623 Moses Simonson was paired with Philip Delano in a grant of land, suggesting that they may have come together from Leiden.

      "There was a Thomas Symons in Plymouth by 1633, and several authors have attempted to squeeze him into the family of Moses Simonson, but there is no evidence that he belongs. The most egregious attempt in this direction was perpetrated in 1935 by Raymon Meyers Tingley, who fabricated documents, including an alleged deposition made by Thomas, and managed to make Thomas both son and brother of Moses [Tingley-Meyers 371-72].

      "On 3 June 1673 Richard Sutton of Roxbury brought suit against 'Moses Symonds,' Sarah his wife, and Elizabeth their daughter, saying that Elizabeth had promised to marry him, but her parents prevented it. The court refused the engagement but ordered 'Symonds' to pay Sutton L3 [PCR 5:116].

      "Pope included in the sketch of the immigrant an abstract of the will of his son Moses, who predeceased his father." [2]

  • Sources 
    1. [S30] Great Migration Begins, The , Robert Charles Anderson, (New England Historic Genealogical Society, 101 Newbury St., Boston, MA 02116, 1995), ISBN 0-88082-044-6., 1683.

    2. [S30] Great Migration Begins, The , Robert Charles Anderson, (New England Historic Genealogical Society, 101 Newbury St., Boston, MA 02116, 1995), ISBN 0-88082-044-6., 1681-1683.