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Notes for Lettice HANFORD


== Biography ==
=== Parentage; Date and Place of Birth ===Lettice Hanford, daughter of [[Hanford-44|Jeffrey Hanford]] and [[Hatherly-3|Eglin (Hatherly) Hanford]], was baptized at Alverdiscott, Devon, England on June 8, 1617, and probably born earlier that year.

=== Immigration to New England ===Lettice's father, Jeffrey Hanford, was buried in 1626.See profile for [[Hanford-44|Jeffrey Hanford]]. Her mother and sisters Margaret and Elizabeth immigrated to New England in 1635 aboard the ''Planter''.See profile for [[Hatherly-3|Eglin (Hatherly) Hanford]]. Based on the date of her first marriage, however, Lettice must have immigrated to New England sometime before them, perhaps coming with her uncle [[Hatherly-4|Timothy Hatherly]], who made annual trips from England to New England in 1631-1634.

=== First Marriage and Children ===Lettice married, first, [[Foster-4717|Edward Foster]]. They were married on April 8, 1635 by Captain Standish at Mr. Cudworth's in Scituate.
Lettice and Edward had the following children, all baptized in Scituate:# Timothy, bpt. March 7, 1635/6 in Scituate, buried December 5, 1637# [[Foster-228|Timothy]], bpt. April 22, 1638 in Scituate, m. 1st October 13, 1663 Ruth (Tileston) Denton in Dorchester, m. 2d March 9, 1681/2 Relief (Holland) Dowse in Dorchester Savage states that this Timothy died soon and another was born in 1640, but no evidence for this appears.# [[Foster-8932|Elizabeth]], b.1644 in Scituate, m. 1st November 9,1665 Ephraim Huet in Scituate, m. 2d January 17, 1681/2 James Ray in Hingham, d. February 15, 1683 in Hingham
Lettice's first husband, Edward Foster, died sometime between November 1643 and February 1644.See profile for [[Foster-4717|Edward Foster]]. Lettice was pregnant with their daughter Elizabeth when Edward made his will in November 1643, as it refers to his son Timothy and "an infant yet unborn." Lettice was named executrix for her husband's estate.

=== Second Marriage and Children ===Lettice married, second, [[Jenkins-1126|Edward jenkins]]. No record of their marriage has been found. Holman, and Anderson in his article on Eglin Hanford in Volume III of The Great Migration published in 2003, state that they were married by about 1650, apparently based on the fact that the Holman stated that their son Thomas was their first-born child and was born about 1650. By the time Volume IV of The Great Migration was published in 2005, however, Anderson had added several more children to the list of Lettice's and Edward's offspring and pushed the date of their marriage up to "by about 1645".
A number of records establish that Lettice married Edward Jenkins. First, a record that John Whiston, the son of Lettice's sister Susanna, chose "his uncle, Edward Jenkens, of Scituate" for his guardian after his father's death. Second, the will of Lettice's uncle, Timothy Hatherly, in which, having no children of his own, he made bequests to a number of nieces and nephews, including a bequest of 12 pounds to "Edward Jenkins, his wife and children."
Based on Anderson's article about Edward Jenkins published in Volume IV of The Great Migration in 2005, Lettice and Edward Jenkins had the following children:# Samuel, b. say 1645, m. July 6, 1670 Mary (Preston) Fawer in Dorchester,# (probably) Sarah, b. say 1648, m. May 25 1670 Peter Bacon in Hingham# [[Jenkins-1125|Mary]], b. say 1650, m. 1st. by 1670 Marmaduke Atkinson, m. 2d by 1676 William Cocke# [[Jenkins-4312|Thomas]], b. say 1652, m. 1st by 1679 Hannah _____, m. 2d July 12, 1721 Abigail (Lobdell) Steele

=== Death ===Lettice died sometime before June 1684, when Edward Jenkins married his second wife, Mary (Farnsworth) Ripley, in Hingham.

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