Paul Family of Taunton, Bristol, Massachusetts and Newport, Rhode Island
William Paul [a] b 1624, prob Scotland, d 9 Nov 1704, Taunton, Bristol, MA. He md Mary Richmond 1656, Taunton, Bristol, MA, daughter of John Richmond and Elizabeth Nichols.
Children of William Paul and Mary Richmond were:
- James Paul b 7 Apr 1657, Taunton, Bristol, MA; md Mary.
- John Paul b 10 Jul 1660, Taunton, Bristol, MA, d 23 Mar 1718.
- Edward Paul b 7 Feb 1664, Taunton, Bristol, MA, d 23 Mar 1718; md Esther Babbit.
- Mary Paul b 8 Feb 1667, Taunton, Bristol, MA; md Thomas Jones.
- Sarah Paul b 5 Jul 1668.
- Abigail Paul b 15 May 1673, Taunton, Bristol, MA; md John Burt.
- Ebenezer Paul b abt 1676, Taunton, Bristol, MA.
- Benjamin Paul b 1681, Taunton, Bristol, MA, d 12 Jan 1757; md Ruth.
Sarah Paul [b] b 5 Jul 1668, Taunton, Bristol, MA, d 1718, Newport, RI. She md Henry Tew bef 1695, Taunton, Bristol, MA, son of Richard Tew and Mary Clarke.
a. One source states that he arrived in 1638 on the ship Truelove. This may indicate, based upon his 1656 marriage to Mary Richmond, that he may have been a young boy when he arrived, perhaps coming with his family, but the author has found no information to prove nor disprove this. He is stated to have been born in Scotland, a manufacturer or weaver by vocation, and arrived at Taunton in 1643. This same source also states that he died 9 November 1704 in Middleborough, Mass. His marriage to Mary Richmond is proven by the will of her father, John Richmond, dated 14 Dec 1663, in which he states "my son in law William Paul and his wife Mary" and later, "my daughter Mary the wife of William Paul..."; this will is shown on the Richmond family page.
b. Contrary to what is seen in several sources, Sarah did not marry Henry REW, but rather Henry TEW. This may have been confusion caused by the fact that Sarah Paul's mother, Mary Richmond, had a sister named Sarah Richmond who married one Edward Rew. Someone not familiar with the old English name of Tew, may have assumed it was spelled Rew as seen in the earlier marriage of Sarah's aunt, Sarah.
GL: The Richmond Family 1594-1896 and Pre-American Ancestors 1040-1594, by Joshua Bailey Richmond, p 2; Pilgrim Genealogies and Histories, Records of Plymouth Colony, Miscellaneous Records, 1633-1689, p. 55,60; Early New England Settlers, 1600s-1800s, Ancestral Heads of New England Families, p 183; FT
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