Martha Weld

Female27 April 1732–23 August 1736

Brief Life History of Martha

When Martha Weld was born on 27 April 1732, in Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, her father, Joseph Weld, was 48 and her mother, Martha Child, was 37. She died on 23 August 1736, at the age of 4, and was buried in Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States.

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Joseph Weld
Martha Child
Martha Weld
Eunice Weld
Grace Weld
Eleazer Weld
Martha Weld

Sources (3)

  • Martha Weld, "Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
  • Martha Weld, "Massachusetts Deaths and Burials, 1795-1910"

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Name Meaning

English: topographic name from Middle English wo(u)ld(e), wald(e), weld(e) ‘wooded region, forested land, upland’ (see Wald , Wold ).

English (Dutch origin): in Eastern England, this name was perhaps a habitational name from Weld (Brabant), now Well in Limburg province (Netherlands).

History: Thomas Weld (1596–1661), born in Sudbury, Suffolk, England, was an influential Puritan divine who emigrated from Terling, Essex, to Roxbury, MA, in 1632.

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

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