An American Family History

William and Elizabeth Fry

Weymouth,, Norfolk County, Massachusetts

Fry Family Table of Contents
Alternate spellings of Fry: Ffrey, Frie, Frey, Frye

Weymouth is the second oldest town in Massachusetts. It was established in 1622 and incorporated in 1635. The town was a fishing and agricultural community. 
ye is an archaic spelling of "the."
The Fry Siblings:
  • William Fry
  • Thomasin Fry Meigs
  • Mary Fry Harris
  • Hannah Fry Rawlins
  • William Fry and his wife, Elizabeth, married in the early 17th century England.

    They were in America by 1636 when William was granted twelve acres. Their daughters were born in Weymouth. Three of his sisters also came to America, Thomasin Fry Meigs, Mary Fry Harris and Hannah Fry Rawlins.

    Elizabeth Fry Fiske was born on October 20, 1639 and Mary Fry Pierce was born on November 9, 1641. 

    William died in 1642.

    Elizabeth married Thomas Daggett (Dogget) about 1643. Thomas held Elizabeth and Mary’s lands until their majority.

    Thomas and Elizabeth had three children. Hannah Daggett Blanchard was born in 1646. Sarah Daggett Sherman was born in 1650. Samuel Daggett was born in 1652. 

    Elizabeth died about 1653. After she died, Thomas married Joane Chillingsworth in 1654.

    “Elizabeth and Mary Fry being dismissed from ye church of Weymouth ... were admitted ye 10 July 1659" to the church of Dorchester, Suffolk County.

    Thomas and Mary Pierce of Dorchester and Nathan and Elizabeth Fiske sold William Fry’s lands to Samuel White of Weymouth on May 15, 1672.
    Old Style Calendar
    Before 1752 the year began on Lady Day, March 25th,. Dates between January 1st and March 24th were at the end of the year. Old Style (O.S.) and New Style (N.S.) are used to indicate whether the year has been adjusted. Often both dates are used.

    Daggett is also spelled Dogged, Doged and Doggett.
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    Detail of Winged Death's Head from Samuel Blanchard's tombstone.
    Suffolk County, Massachusetts was created by the Massachusetts General Court on May 10, 1643. It initially contained Boston, Roxbury, Dorchester, Dedham, Braintree, Weymouth.



    Record of the Descendants of Vincent Meigs: Who Came from Dorsetchire By Henry Benjamin Meigs, "John Meigs"

    From notes of Miss C. L. Sands. FRY, FRYE, FRIE, FREY, FFREY.
    William, Weymouth, one of the "passengers" to whom land was assigned in 1636,—twelve acres for two persons. (See Hull, Joseph.) Wife (Elizabeth,) probably dau. of Jonas Humphrey of Dorchester; ch. Elizabeth, b. 20 (10) 1639, (m. Nathan Fiske, Jr.,) Mary b. 9 (11) 1641, (m. Thomas Pierce of Dorchester).

    He died Oct. 6, 1642, (or was buried Oct. 26, 1642,) leaving nunc. will. Beq. to his wife, daus. Elizabeth and Mary; to Thomas Harris, Thomas Rawlens, and John Meggs, his three sisters' youngest children. The widow m. Thomas Doggett. (Reg. XXXIX, 230.) (Pioneers of Massachusetts, p. 177.)

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