Henry Herrick Jr.

16 January 1639–1 June 1702 (Age 63)
Salem, Essex, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America

The Life of Henry

When Henry Herrick Jr. was born on 16 January 1639, in Salem, Essex, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, his father, Henry Herrick Sr., was 35 and his mother, Editha Laskin, was 27. He married Lydia about 1660, in Beverly, Essex, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. In 1671, at the age of 32, his occupation is listed as farmer/planter/constable. He died on 1 June 1702, in Beverly, Essex, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, at the age of 63, and was buried in Beverly, Essex, Massachusetts, United States.

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Family Time Line

Henry Herrick Jr.
1639–1702
Lydia
1643–1690
Marriage: about 1660
Lydia Herrick
1661–1737
Captain Joseph William Herrick
1664–1726
Elizabeth Herrick
1668–1727
Samuel Herrick Sr.
1668–1743
Jonathan Herrick
1672–1724

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
about 1660
Beverly, Essex, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America
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World Events (1)

1692 · Salem Witch Trials

Age 53

In 1692, the Salem Witch Trials began when Betty Parris fell sick with an unknown illness. Her cousin Abigail William claimed that she was being made sick because of witchcraft. As other strange events began to happen more of the young ladies in the town started accussing more people. These people mainly consisted of people the young ladies did not like. By the time the hysteria ended over 200 people were accussed of being witches. Nineteen men and women were found guilty and hung.

Name Meaning

1 English: from the Old Norse personal name Eiríkr, composed of the elements eir ‘mercy’, ‘peace’ + rík ‘power’. The addition in English of an inorganic H- to names beginning with a vowel is a relatively common phenomenon. It is possible that this name may have swallowed up a less common Germanic personal name with the first element heri, hari ‘army’.2 Dutch: from a Germanic personal name composed of the elements heri, hari ‘army’ + rīc ‘power’, or from an assimilated form of Henrick, a Dutch form of Henry .3 Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hEirc ‘descendant of Erc’, a personal name meaning ‘speckled’, ‘dark red’, or ‘salmon’. There was a saint of this name. The surname is born by families in Munster and Ulster, where it has usually been changed to Harkin .

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Henry Herrick, Jr. (16 January 1639 – June 1702)

HENRY, bp. Salem 16 January 1639/40. He married (1) about 1663 Lydia _____. He married (2) about 1692 Sarah (Alcock) Giddings, daughter of John Alcock of York and widow of John Giddings of Ipswich. (M …

Sources (3)

  • Henry Jr. Herrick, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Joseph Herrick in entry for Samuel Herrick, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Joseph Herrick in entry for Joseph Herrick, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

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