Wait Simpson

Female30 January 1682–22 May 1753

Brief Life History of Wait

When Wait Simpson was born on 30 January 1682, in Charlestown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Jonathan Simson, was 41 and her mother, Waite Clapp, was 32. She married James Batchelder Blake in 1714, in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. She died on 22 May 1753, in Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Dorchester, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Batchelder Blake
1688–1750
Wait Simpson
1682–1753
Marriage: 1714
Samuel Blake
1715–1754
Sarah Blake
1724–
James Blake
1716–1803
Wait Blake
1718–1787
Thomas Blake
1720–1720
Ruth Blake Spur
1721–1753
Thomas Blake
1723–1724
Thomas Blake
1725–1725

Sources (10)

  • Wait Simpson, "Massachusetts, Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
  • Wait Simpson Blake, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Wait Simpson, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1714Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States
  • Children (8)

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    Siblings (4)

    Name Meaning

    Scottish (Lanarkshire) and English: patronymic from the Middle English and Older Scots personal name Sim(m), Sime (see Sim ) + -son.

    English: occasionally a variant of Sumsion with unrounding of the vowel before the nasal consonant, a dialect feature of southwestern England.

    English: habitational name from any of the three places called Simpson or one called Zemson, all in Devon. The one in Holsworthy parish derives from an uncertain first element + Old English tūn ‘farmstead, estate’, while the one in Diptford comes from the Old English personal name Sigewine (genitive Sigewines) + Old English tūn. Both the one in Torbryan and Zempson in Dean Prior probably also have the same origin as the Diptford placename.

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

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