Elizabeth Weld

28 March 1675–27 September 1770 (Age 95)
Salem, Essex, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America

The Life Summary of Elizabeth

When Elizabeth Weld was born on 28 March 1675, in Salem, Essex, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, her father, Dr Daniel Weld, was 32 and her mother, Bethiah Michelson, was 32. She married Captain John Gardner on 11 January 1704, in Salem, Essex, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 5 daughters. She died on 27 September 1770, in her hometown, at the age of 95, and was buried in Unknown Island, Western Australia, Australia.

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Family Time Line

Captain John Gardner
Elizabeth Weld
Marriage: 11 January 1704
Elizabeth Gardner
John Gardner
Ebenezer Gardner
Daniel Gardner
Hannah Gardner
Samuel Gardner
Bethiah Gardner
Ruth Gardner
Lydia Gardner
George Gardner

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World Events (4)

1692 · Salem Witch Trials
Age 17
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.
1727 · Crowninshield-Bentley House Built
Age 52
The Crowninshield-Bentley house was built in 1727 by ship captain John Caspar Crowninshield. His family occupied the house for generations until it was taken over by Revend Bentley.
1760 · Salem Social Library Organized
Age 85
The Salem Social Library was organized on May 20, 1761. It was a privately funded library in Salem, Massachusetts. Most of the volumes in the library were gifts from people.

Name Meaning

English: topographic name from Middle English wold ‘forest’ or ‘cleared upland’ ( see Wald , Wold ).

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

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Sources (10)

  • Holten in entry for Hannah Holten, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Elizabeth Weld, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Eliz Weld, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

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