Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Daniel Abbott fined for making a statement

ORIGIN: Unknown   BIRTH: Before 1610, based on freemanship

FREEMAN: Requested 19 October 1630 and admitted 18 May 1631 [MBCR 1:80, 366]

ESTATE: "Daniell Abott" was  granted three acres behind the Pine Swamp in Cambridge on 5 January 1634/5

REMOVES: Providence possibly in 1636, and certainly by 1639
   On 4 June 1639, the Massachusetts Bay General Court, for unknown reasons,
       noted that "Daniell Abbot is departed to New Providence" [MBCR 1:267].
  Since Daniel Abbott does not appear in Cambridge records after February of 1636,
    he may have gone to Providence as early as 1636.
"Mary Abbott wife unto Daniell Abbott of this town of Providence departed this life in the year 1643,
 or thereabouts" [PrTR 5:203].
 DECEASED  "Daniell Abbott Husband to said Mary departed this life in the year 1647"  [PrTR 5:203].
 On 27 July 1650 Nicholas Power and Gregory Dexter were ordered to "take the goods belonging to the children of Daniel Abbot . deceased ,into their hands.."

*******COMMENTS: 18 May 1631: "Daniell Abbott is fined 5s. for refusing to watch, & for other ill
behavior showed towards Captain Pattricke"  the fine was remitted in the general amnesty of
 6 September 1638 [MBCR 1:243].***********

So this caught my eye -who was Captain Pattricke and why did Grandpa Abbott disrespect him?

DANIEL PATRICK (listed as possibly Irish in other sources)

 ORIGIN: The Hague, Holland
REMOVES: Cambridge by 1632, Watertown 1636, Greenwich by 1640
CHURCH MEMBERSHIP: Watertown [ WJ 2:182].
FREEMAN: 18 May 1631 (TL NOTE same day as Daniel Abbott and when Abbott was fined)
DEATH: Killed at Stamford late in 1643 of Capt. Daniel Patrick who was shot at Stantford in New England by one Hans Frederick

The Winthrop Papers contain three letters written by Capt. Daniel Patrick during the Pequot War, each including current details of encounters and supplies [WP 3:421, 430-31, 440-41].
EDWARD WINSLOW and ROGER WILLIAMS also made frequent mention of his activities during the war [WP 3:427-28, 436-37, 450].

 Winthrop and Patrick were not friends and their relationship grew more strained with time. About 1640, Daniel Patrick wrote to Winthrop asking to be reconciled and saying "I do confess I am a man of many failings, and certainly I am not ignorant of that unbeseeming carriage, once, nay twice towards yourself, but as time ripeneth fruit, so have I through God's goodness since that thoroughly considered the folly of such rash and proudlike actions ... I am unfeignedly sorry for mine offence" [WP 4:168-69].

   About 1641 Elizabeth Sturgis made a plain statement of the assaults made on her by Captain Patrick, first at the time when  she was a servant to Mr. Cumines and later after her marriage. Patrick wrote back rebutting her account and saying that he had  written to her husband saying that "if such things were spoken ... I should expect satisfaction" [WP 4:300-03].

Winthrop wrote of Patrick in 1643 as "very proud and vicious" and that he followed after other women .
Winthrop described his last day as  this --The Dutchman (Hans Frederick) had charged him with treachery, for causing 120 men to come to  him upon his promise to direct them to the Indians, etc.,but deluded them. Whereupon the captain (Patrick) gave him ill language and spit in his face, and turning to go out, the Dutchman shot him behind in the head, so he fell down dead and never spake. The murderer escaped out of custody.--"

It looks like Grandpa Abbott may have recognized a bad egg when he saw one. I think he refused to watch a man make an oath  that Abbott believed he had no intention of honoring.  It appears he was right.

The Great Migration Begins Sketches PRESERVED PURITAN
Robert Charles Anderson. Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England, 1620-33 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2000.
Original data: Robert Charles Anderson. The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England, 1620-1633. Vol. 1-3. Boston, MA, USA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1995.
A marvelous book.

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