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more Witter information from film- Thomas Witter-Bermuda

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more Witter information from film- Thomas Witter-Bermuda

Posted: 1027961370000
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This is a typed page from the same LDS film as my previous message:


Son of Matthew and Frances Witter, was born on the island of Bermuda Monday, the 25th day of October, 1713. Sponsors of his baptism were his uncles and aunts: John Dorrell, Esq., Mr. Daniel Tucker, and their wives. Ceremony performed by the Rev. Mr. King of that parish. Mary Lewis, his wife, was daughter of John and Mary Lewis of the island of Bermuda, was born in the parish of Spanish Point on the Oct. 11th, 1721. Sponsers at her baptism Cpl? Samuel Smith and his wife, who were Grand-parents to the infant.

The above Thomas Witter and Mary Lewis were married in the city of New York, Feb. 3rd, 1740, and their children were:

Mathew Witter, son of Thomas and Mary Lewis Witter, born July 5th, 1742, baptized by Rev. Mr. Charleton, who with Mr. John Tudor, and his were sponsers. This Mathew died the 17th of July in the same year (1742) and was buried ib Trinity Church yard.

Frances Witter, daughter of Thomas and Mary Lewis Witter was born Thurs., Jan, 19th, 1744. Baptized by Rev. Mr. Charlton, the god-father and god-mother were Capt. Samuel Bloom and his wife. Frances was married to Capt. James Nicholson of the Province of Maryland by Rev. Samuel Achmudy of Trinity Church on May 1st 17?? Frances died at Greenwich, Aug. 14th, 1832, aged 88 years. She was buried in the family vault, in Trinity Church yard, in New York.

Mary Lewis, daughter of John and Mary, was the first wife of Thomas Witter. She died on Friday, April__, 1746, having been taken with smallpox on the Sunday previous and was prematurely delivered of a daughter about two hours before her death. The mother and child were buried together in Trinity Church yard, on Sunday, April 20th, 1746. Pall-bearers were: Anthony Rutgers, William Bradford, Dniel Bloom, Richard Nicholl, Abraham Lynson, Anthony Hunter.

Thomas Witter, of the Island of Bermuda (son of Matthew and Frances Witter) was married to his second wife, May 17th, 1748. She was Catherine Van Zant, daughter of Wynant and Catherine Van Zant, of New York, She died Saturday, Oct. 17th, 1773, aged 53 years.

Thomas Witter died Oct. 20th, 1786, aged 73 years, was buried in the family vault in Trinity Church yard. His only surviving child, Frances Witter was married to Capt. James Nicholson of the Province of Maryland, by the Rev. Samuel Achmudy, Rector of Trinity Church, on May, 1763?

Matthew Witter, mentioned in the foregoing as the father of Thomas Witter, was the son of Thomas and Sarah Witter. His grandmother was Mrs. Elizabeth Witter, widow of Lieutenant James Witter, and daughter of Richard Norwood (first letter not very clear), who was sent to Bermuda, as a surveyor in 1614, and died there in Oct. 1678. His daughter, Mrs. Elizabeth Witter, left a will which was proved April, 22nd, 16?? This will contained bequests to her grandson Matthew, who was connected with the Tucker family by marriage. Copy of the will and other data were obtained in Bermuda by Alexander R. Stevens, in ___.

There are other handwritten pages about descendants of Frances Witter- Nicholsons and Chrysties and Fews, which I will post at other boards.


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