Hepzibah Ford

15 May 1625–11 April 1683 (Age 57)
Dorchester, Dorset, England

The Life of Hepzibah

When Hepzibah Ford was born on 15 May 1625, in Dorchester, Dorset, England, her father, Thomas Ford, was 43 and her mother, Elizabeth Charde, was 36. She married Richard Lyman Jr. in 1641, in Windsor, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 5 daughters. She died on 11 April 1683, in Northampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, at the age of 57, and was buried in Northampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America.

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Richard Lyman Jr.
Hepzibah Ford
Marriage: 1641
Hepzibah Lyman
Sarah Lyman
Richard Lyman III
Elizabeth Lyman
Thomas Lyman Sr.
Johannah Lyman
Hannah Lyman
John Lyman

Spouse and Children

Windsor, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America


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World Events (1)

1642 · The English Civil War

Age 17

A series of conflicts regarding England's governance during the years 1642 to 1651 is now known as The English Civil War. Charles I summoned supporters to join him against his enemies in Parliament. In October 1642, nearly 10,000 men fought for Charles I and chased Parliament across the River Tamar. Fighting continued for years and was finally ended at the Battle of Worcester on September 3, 1651, with a Parliamentarian victory.

Name Meaning

1 English: topographic name for someone who lived near a ford, Middle English, Old English ford, or a habitational name from one of the many places named with this word, such as Ford in Northumberland, Shropshire, and West Sussex, or Forde in Dorset.2 Irish: Anglicized form (quasi-translation) of various Gaelic names, for example Mac Giolla na Naomh ‘son of Gilla na Naomh ’ (a personal name meaning ‘servant of the saints’), Mac Conshámha ‘son of Conshnámha ’ (a personal name composed of the elements con ‘dog’ + snámh ‘to swim’), in all of which the final syllable was wrongly thought to be áth ‘ford’, and Ó Fuar(th)áin ( see Foran ).3 Jewish: Americanized form of one or more like-sounding Jewish surnames.

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

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Richard LYMAN (30 OCT 1580 - Jun 1640) from High Onger, Essex, England, his wife, Sarah OSBORNE, and children: Phillis, Richard, Sarah, John, and Robert, departed London "about" August 23, 1631 on the …

Sources (3)

  • Hepziba in entry for Johanna Syman, "Rhode Island, Vital records, 1846-1898, 1901-1953"
  • Hepziba in entry for Johanna Syman, "Maine, Church Records, 1734-1907"
  • Hepziba in entry for Johanna Syman, "Maryland, Church Records, 1668-1995"

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