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Family of William VESEY and Polly BURRIDGE

William VESEY b. 1766 May 25944 at (bapt) Braintree, MA944. d. 1817~4946 at Braintree, VT4946.
Polly BURRIDGE b. 1780 May 282852 at Braintree, MA2852. d. bef May 1812.

Married2253 1798~. Griswold2253, p 584, in the sketch of William J Vesey, has that his great-grandfather William Vesey and that William's brother Benjamin migrated from Massachusetts to Braintree, Vermont, in 1785, and, the following year (an error?), William married Polly, daughter of John and Polly (Spear) Burridge. William and Polly had five children. However, Bates2852, p 852, lists the children of John Burridge and Mary his wife "who was Mary Spear daughter of Samuel and Mary Spear born 27th July 1760," and the birth dates of the children. The first child listed is Polly Burridge, born May 28, 1780. That Polly, however, is too young to have married William Vesey in 1786. The oldest child, Polly, of William and Polly Vesey was born in 1799. A marriage date of about 1798 is assumed from that.

Griswold2253, in the sketch mentioned, has some inconsistencies - the marriage date mentioned; this William Vesey born in Braintree in 1768 though he was baptised in 1766. The majority of the information appears to be correct, and William's wife is given herein as Polly Burridge, with parentage and birth date as listed in Braintree (Mass.) records2852

Bass831 has William Vesey moved to "this town (Braintree, Vermont) in 1785; went West in 1815." The latter seems unlikely as his will and probate were made in Vermont in 1817.

William Vesey's will was dated 8 Jul 1817, in Braintree, Orange Co., Vermont, and probate of the estate of William Vesey, deceased, began Nov 17, 1817, as registered in Randolph, Vermont. His will states he was "weak of body but sound of mind & memory." Witnesses to the will were Jonathan Bass, Ammi Nichols, and Fielder Clark.

The will provided that son William would get farming utensils and wearing apparel, and his "gun bayonet and razor." Rev Ammi Nichols and Elder Elijah Huntington to get $4 each. His real estate was to be sold and "beloved wife Keziah Vesey" to get half. The remainder to go to son William Vesey, and daughters Polly Coapland(sic), Betsey Vesey & Lucy Vesey (the latter two not of age at the time); excepting Polly who was to have $62 directed out of her share as she had already received that sum. All his personal estate to go to wife Keziah.

Polly was born1767 May 28, 1780, in Braintree, MA, to John Burridge and Mary Spear.

Polly is assumed to have died between Mar 12, 1811 (dau Lucy's birthdate), and May, 1812, when William married second Keziah Darby.

Child 3. Sally

Hillman800 states Sally prob died before 1817, date of her father's will, as she is not mentioned therein.

Children of William VESEY and Polly BURRIDGE:

1. Polly VESEY2230, 2253 b. 1799 Apr 52230 at Braintree, VT2230.
2. William Jr VESEY2230, 2253 b. 1801 May 42230 at Braintree, VT2230. d. 1872 Oct 12060 at Goshen, IN2060. bd. Oakridge Cemetery, Goshen, IN2054.
md. 1) Adaline COPELAND
md. 2) Adaline HARPER
md. 3) Isabelle EMMERICH
3. Sally VESEY2230, 2253 b. 1805 Nov 142230 at Braintree, VT2230. d. bef 1817800.
4. Betsey VESEY2230, 2253 b. 1807 Nov 72230 at Braintree, VT2230. d. bef 1835?5231.
md. Alden COPELAND
5. Lucy VESEY2230, 2253 b. 1811 Mar 122230 at Braintree, VT2230. d. aft 1832 Oct5233.
md. Horatio Nelson WINCHESTER

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2852. Massachusetts, Braintree Records, Samuel A Bates, Esq., Town Clerk of Braintree, Mass., Daniel H Huxford, Printer, Randolph, Mass: 1886;
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5231. Copeland Family, Warren Turner Copeland, Rutland, Vt: Tuttle Pub Co., 1937;
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