Charles/3 Stockbridge

M, #37956, (4 February 1663/64 - 7 April 1731)
Father*Charles/2 Stockbridge1 b. c 1634, d. 28 Dec 1683
Mother*Abigail (–?–)2 b. s 1636
Appears on charts:Descendants of Samuel/6k Brooks
Last Edited:22 Aug 2017

Children with Abigail/3 Tilden:

  • Rachel/4 Stockbridge5 b. 9 Apr 1690, d. before 14 Nov 1785
  • Mercy/4 Stockbridge6 b. 11 Aug 1692, d. after 7 Jun 1713
  • Abigail/4 Stockbridge+7 b. 22 Mar 1694/95, d. before 22 Jan 1754
  • Hannah/4 Stockbridge8 b. 30 Jan 1697/98, d. 19 Sep 1788
  • Ruth/4 Stockbridge9 b. 30 Jul 1700, d. 10 Mar 1784
  • Experience/4 Stockbridge10 b. 1 Jan 1703/4, d. 22 Aug 1785
  • Judith/4 Stockbridge11 b. 19 Jul 1706, d. Jul 1708
  • Charles/4 Stockbridge12 b. 13 Oct 1709, d. May 1710

Child with Anna/3 Hatch:

  • Mercy/4 Stockbridge2 b. 6 Dec 1719, d. after 1 Sep 1776
Charles/3 Stockbridge Jr., perhaps 2nd so-named, born 4 Feb 1663/64 at Scituate, Massachusetts1, married (1), by 1690, Abigail, probably Abigail/3 Tilden, daughter of Stephen/2 Tilden and Hannah Little, who died about 1710.2 (Their siblings Benjamin Stockbridge and Mercy Tilden also married.) He married (2), 22 Oct 1716 at Scituate, Anna/3 Hatch, daughter of Jeremiah/2 Hatch and Mary Hewes, and widow of Joseph Smith and Amasa Turner.2,3 He died at Hanover 7 Apr 1731, a. 672,4, and is buried in Second Church cemetery, Norwell (formerly South Scituate).2
     In 1727 part of Scituate was set off with Abington to form the new town of Hanover, and at Hanover's first meeting, 29 Jun 1727, Charles was elected one of the first selectmen, serving one term.2
     His will, dated Hanover, 4 Apr 1730, proved 24 Apr 1731, named wife Anna; daughters Rachel Swift, Abigail, Hannah, Ruth, Experience, and Mercy Stockbridge; grandsons Nehemiah and James Randall; and his brother Joseph Stockbridge to be executor. His widow Anna was appointed, 15 May 1731, guardian of daughter Mercy, under age fourteen.2
     25 Apr 1732, the Superior Court of Judicature, held in Plymouth, in response to a petition on behalf of the heirs of Charles Stockbridge, appointed Caleb Torrey, Abner Dwelley, Benjamin Silvester, Francis Baker, and Gershom Stetson, "five Freeholders to divide sd Estate according to the will." These divided Charles's Hanover real estate, 1 Mar 1733, between widow Anna and the six daughters, Rachel Swift, Abigail Brooks, Hannah Stockbridge, Ruth Allin, Experience Tiffany, and Mercy Stockbridge, a minor.2
     See Roger D. Joslyn, "The Descendants of John1 Stockbridge," NEHGR 133:289-293 (Oct 1979).2

Local Notes:

Electedbetween 1688 and 1715, Scituate, MAHe served the town in several capacities. In 1696 he was an agent to receive blackbirds' heads. He was a surveyor of highways in 1696 and 1704, selectman in 1700, a tithingman in 1711. In 1696, 1697, 1706, 1714, and 1715 he served on juries … He served as a grand juror for the 1688 and 1691 terms …2

Source Citations/Notes:

  1. [S485] Vital Records of Scituate Massachusetts To the Year 1850, 1:337, Charls Stockbridge b.
  2. [S106] NEHGS Register, "The Descendants of John Stockbridge" (Oct 1979), 133:289-293.
  3. [S485] Scituate VR, 2:273, Joseph [sic] Stockbridge/Annah Turner m.
  4. [S863] Phil Metzger, handwritten page of Brooks/Stockbridge family history notes.
  5. [S485] Scituate VR, 1:336, Rachell Stockbridg b.
  6. [S485] Scituate VR, 1:336, Mercy Stockbridg b.
  7. [S485] Scituate VR, 1:336, Abigall Stockbridg b.
  8. [S485] Scituate VR, 1:337, Hannah Stockbridge b.
  9. [S485] Scituate VR, 1:338, Ruth Stockbridge b.
  10. [S485] Scituate VR, 1:337, Experience Stockbridge b.
  11. [S485] Scituate VR, 1:338, Judith Stockbridge b.; 2:445, d.
  12. [S485] Scituate VR, 1:337, Charles Stockbridge b.; 2:445, d.