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Notes for William Hernden

Source: Ancestry and Descendants of William Harrington or Herrington 1718-1794, unknown, Cambridge, New York, 1964, p 6
"... lived in Providence, Rhode Island. He was a shoemaker and owned some property. He married Esther ... and later Deliverance... His children were Thomas, Elisha, William, Benjamin, Abigail m. Mr. Tucker, Esther, Preserved, Keziah, Solomon, Meribah, and Martha"
Source: The Early Records of the Providence Rhode Island Will Book 3, p 104-06, will written January 17, 1725
Lists son Thomas, Elisha, William, Benjamin which he says he has already given them their portion
Son Solomon 55 acres, Son Preserved gets the home place
Daughter Abigail Tucker, Esther, Keziah, Merribee, and Martha
Took oath of allegiance in May September 1682 (EPR IV, 55)
Source Margery Ida Harrington Matthews Notebook, North Scituate Public Library, Rhode Island: On September 17, 1712 Williams Hearnden, husbandman, for 30 shillings sold Joseph Whipple, merchant, "my right of that sort of land in Providence called the thatch beds...lying in that salt cove or river so much as belongs to me of the number of Persons in said Providence called the 5 and 20 acre men, the which is a quarter so much as of that number of those persons which are called purchasers, the which part of said thatch beds afresaid is derived from the original Right of one William White (William's grandfather), formerly of said Providence and by a figt and devise made unto me by my Honored Father, Benjamin Hernden, formerly of said Providence, now deceased, by his last will and testatment bearing date the first day of Feb 1686/87." This deed was signed on September 17, 1712 and William spelled his name Herendeen. The deed was witnessed by John Whipple and James Olney. This deed was not recorded until after the death of William, when on February 7, 1731/32, the witnesses acknowledged that they saw William sign and seal the deed. (Prov Deeds, IX 65)
On April 2, 1724 he sold to his nephew Joseph Herndon, son of Joseph, 36 acres a little south of a hill called Westquadomsett and it is 2 parcels - "20 acres of it is my old settled place" and 16 acres a little south of it - land and dwelling house, fencing, building, etc. RIchard Waterman witnessed the deed (Prov Deeds VI, 81)
On August 15, 1721 William purchased from his son William, Jr., 50 acres at a place called Snake Hill, on the westward side of the 7 mile line and on the eastward side of the Chepachet River. (Glocester Deeds I, 5; Prov. Deeds V, 122)
On May 7, 1726, WIlliam Hernden, husbandman, sold to James Aldrich, 10 acres not yet laid out, on the east side of the 7 mile line upon the original right of William White and in the 40 acres division. This was acknowledged on April 10, 1727 and his son ELisha was one of the witnesses and the other was Ebenezer Thornton. (Prov. Deeds, IX, 294).
Source Genealogical Dictionary of Rhode Island, John Osborne Austin, Genealogical Publishing Co, 1978, p95:
September 1, 1687 on tax list
June 16, 1713 on tax list
January 17, 1727 Will. Proved FEbruary 12, 1728. Exx wife Deliverance.
February 12, 1728 Administration on his estate was now given to sone Preserved, as the executrix had deceased.


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