Horswell of Little Compton and Newport, Rhode Island
Peter Horswell b 1650, England, d 9 Jun 1733, Little Compton, Newport, RI. He md Elizabeth 1692. She was b abt 1665, d aft 9 Jun 1733.
Children of Peter Horswell and Elizabeth were:
Children of John Horswell and Mary were:
Identified children of Peter Horswell and Martha Burgess were:
Identified children of Thomas Horswell and Amey Lake were:
a. The will of John Horswell of Little Compton:
Dated 1 Jun 1761, proved Aug 1761.
John Horswell of Little Compton June 1, 1761 the First year of the reign of George the first.
To wife Mary Horswell 200 pds all house goods.
To two sons Peter Horswell and John Horswell land I bought of Fobes Southworth about 38 acres.Bounded north by the miistry land and east by William Simmons. South by Fobes Little and west by the highway.
To son Peter Horswell the house where he now lives and ye hould face mare that was Robert Browns.
To son John Horswell my black horse.
To son Luke Horswell 100 Spanish milled dollars etc.
To son Benjamin Horswell 300 pounds at age of 24 years.
To daughter Bettey Wilcox 100 pounds.
To sister Judith Horswell 30 pds.
To grandsons, sons of William Head dec Henry Head, Francis Head 5 pounds.
To Granddaughter Mary Horswell daughter of my son John 5 pounds.
To Grandaughter Hope Head 50 pounds at the age of eighteen.
To sons Peter Horswell, John Horswell all the rest and residue.
b. Mr. Todd Farmerie, a noted genealogist and descendant of the Little Compton Horswells, believes that Peter is likely the father of at least Thomas Horswell, and probably also Burgess Horswell. He has done much research on his Horswell/Haswell ancestry and graciously shared his findings with this author. By process of elimination, having accounted for all known Horswell individuals of the appropriate time period, and the introduction of the name Thomas into this family, he believes this name came from Peter Horswell's father-in-law, Thomas Burgess. Additionally, this author located the very brief will abstract of Peter Horswell, who gives no names of his children, further lending credence to these "unattached" Horswells belonging to his branch of the family:
HORSWELL, Peter, of Newport, husbandman. Will dated 20 Apr 1784, proved 7 Mar 1785, pg 245. Mentions: Wife Martha Horswell. Each of my (unnamed) children. Witn: Thos Crossly, Weston Clarke, Peleg Barker.
LCF: Vol I, The Horswell Family, p 348; Todd Farmerie; GL: Rhode Island Genealogical Register, Vol. 6, No. 4, Abstracts Post-Revolutionary Newport Wills, p 210; NEHGS: Little Compton Wills, by Benjamin Franklin Wilbour, p 138.
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