Henry Herrick Jr.

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

The Life Summary 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, was 41 and his mother, Editha Laskin, was 25. He married Sarah Alcock about 1692, in Beverly, Essex, Massachusetts, United States. 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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Henry Herrick Jr.
Joseph Herrick
Lydia Herrick
Elizabeth Herrick
Samuel Herrick Sr.
Jonathan Herrick

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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

English: from the Old Norse personal name Eiríkr, Old Danish, Old Swedish Erik, itself from Proto-Scandinavian ain- ‘one, select’ + rík- ‘rule(r)’ + prosthetic H-.Irish (Cork): Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hEirc ‘descendant of Erc’, a personal name meaning ‘speckled, dark red’ or ‘salmon’, and borne by a Christian saint. In Munster and Ulster this name has been changed to Harkin .History: The English poet Robert Herrick (1591–1674) was the son of a wealthy London goldsmith, whose family had a long history in the town of Leicester. DNA analysis suggests that the modern surname is monogenetic, i.e. from a single eponymous bearer. The earliest known bearer of the name in Leicester was John Eirich, recorded as a burgess there in 1211. Leicester was one of the headquarters of the Viking army that conquered and settled the eastern midlands in the late 9th century, leading to the English adoption of many Old Norse personal names, such as Eirikr, as personal names. The initial aspirate is first recorded in the name of Nicholas Heyryke, recorded as a Leicester burgess in 1524.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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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 …

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  • Henry in entry for Lidia Herick, "Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
  • U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 [undocumented]
  • Henry Herrick in entry for Joseph Herrick, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

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