Generation No. 4
22. Thomas4 Josselyn (Abraham3, Thomas2 Josslyne, Ralfe1 Josselyn) was born Abt. 1644 in Scarborough, Cumberland, Maine, and died Abt. 1722 in East Greenwich, Kent, Rhode Island. He married Mary Vaughn 1681 in East Greenwich, Kent, Rhode Island. She was born Abt. 1651 in Newport, Rhode Island, and died Unknown.
Notes for Thomas Josselyn:
This release was rcorded March 1, 1682/3, Portsmouth, Rhode Island
Release of all Right in David Vahan's Will by Thomas Joslin & Mary His Wife, to John Vaughan of Newport, R.I.
Know all men by these Prresents that wee Thomas Joslin of Portsmouth on Rhode Island Blacksmith and Mary Joslin his wife Late the widdow and Relict of David Vaughan of Porthsmouth aforesd Deceased for and in consideration of the sum of thirty seven pounds tenn sillings silver money of New England to us in hand by John Vahan of Newport on Rhode Island Junr the Receipt whereof wee doe acknowledge and thereof and therewith doe owne our selves to be fully sattisfied contented and paid have granted, aliened, Infeoffed, Bargained and Sould and by these Presents for us and Either of us, our and Either of our heirs Executors and Administrtors doe fully cleary and absolutely grant, alien infeoff bargain sell and confirm unto the said John Vaughan his Executors Administrators and assigns all and singular the Right, title, claim of Interest that is now accrue or decended or of Right belonging to us or Either of us or that shall accrue or decend to us or Either of us by vertue of the Last will and Testament of the said David Vaughan bearing date the first day of the first month called march in the year one Thousand six hundred seventy seven-and eight or by vertue of any Right or title of Dower Jointure or thirds in or unto all and singular the houses Lands and Tenements that did formerly belong or any wise appertain unto the said David Vaughan Deceased Lyeing and being Scituate in Portsmouth aforesaid together with all and singular the privileges and appurtenances there unto belonging for him the said John Vaughan his Executors, Administrators and assignes to have hold and enjoy to their owne proper use and behoof, also thereby acquiting and Releasing all and all manner of actions and title of actions that now are or hereafter might bee or arise for or by Reason of the Last will of the said David Vahan soe as neither wee the Said Thomas Joslin and Mary his wife nor Either of us nor any other person or persons for us or Either of us shall molest or Disturb the said John Vaughan his Executors and Administrators and assigns in their quiet possession of all and singular the premises hereby granted. In Witness Whereof wee have here unto sett our hands and seals this fourteenth Day of December in the year one Thousand six hundred Eighty and one.
Thomas Joslin (seal)
Mary (X) Joslin (seal)
Signed sealed and delivered In presence of us Daniel Vaughan, Richard Barnes, Thomas Ward.
The above said Thomas Joslin and Mary his wife owned ate the above said deed & bargen to be ther ace and have given full posetion thereof to the above said John Vaughan before mee John Easton assistant. This first of march 1682/3 and in the presence of us Hugh Parsonn, John Cory, Joseph Martin.
Marriage Notes for Thomas Josselyn and Mary Vaughn:
Another marriage date of January 26, 1693 is found in some records.
More About Thomas Josselyn and Mary Vaughn:
Marriage: 1681, East Greenwich, Kent, Rhode Island
Children of Thomas Josselyn and Mary Vaughn are:
+ 28 i. William5 Joslin, born Abt. 1701 in Kingston, Washington, Rhode Island; died August 1771 in Deerfield, New Jersey.
29 ii. Thomas Joslin, born Abt. 1684 in Newport, Rhode Island; died February 1723/24 in Massachusetts.
30 iii. Linsey Joslin, born Abt. 1690 in Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island; died Unknown.
31 iv. Isaac Joslin, born Abt. 1694 in West Greenwich, Kent, Rhode Island; died Unknown.
32 v. Samuel Joslin, born Abt. 1694 in Rhode Island; died Unknown.
33 vi. Henry Joslin, born Abt. 1696 in East Greenwich, Kent, Rhode Island; died October 1743 in East Greenwich, Kent, Rhode Island.
34 vii. Keziah Joslin, born Abt. 1698 in Bristol, Rhode Island; died Unknown.
24. Abraham4 Josselyn (Abraham3, Thomas2 Josslyne, Ralfe1 Josselyn) was born April 08, 1649 in Hingham, Plymouth, Massachusetts, and died February 15, 1674/75 in Lancaster, Massachusetts. He married Ann Hudson December 1672 in Lancaster, Massachusetts. She died Unknown.
Notes for Abraham Josselyn:
These notes were taken from a website, no notation for source. It is included here as a point of historic significance.
Early in the morning of the 10th of February, 1675/6, Lancaster was surprised by a large number of Indians, who made their attach in five distinct bodies and as many places, burning the houses in their way, and destroying the people found inside them. Some of the inhabitants, to the number of forty-two, being mostly women and children, among whom were Abraham Josselyn and his family, took shelter in the fortified house of Rev. Joseph Rowlandson. This they defended upwards of two hours, during which time several of them were killed by the bullets showered upon them. At length the house was set on fire, and the people within were reduced to the sad necessity of either perishing in the flames or resigning themselves to the savages. In their attempts to escape, all the men, save one, were slain; and the rest about twenty in number, were seized by the Indians and carried into captivity. Thus peished Abraham Josselyn, as we are assured by Mrs. Rowlandson by Mr. Harrington. Mrs. Rowlandson who was one of the captives, met Mrs. Josselyn, about the 23rd of February, in the hands of the Indians, at a place called Wenimesset, now New Braintree. She found her in great distress, having in her arms her little daughter, Beatrice, then nearly two years old. In the course of her captivity, Mrs. Rowlandson heard that this unfortunate woman and her child were striped by the Indians, knocked upon the head, and cast into a fire, where they miserably perished. Some captive children, who were present, declared to Mrs. Rowlandson, that Mrs. Josselyn shed not a tear, but continued in prayer till death put an end to her suffering.
More About Abraham Josselyn:
Christened: May 08, 1650, Hingham, Massachusetts
More About Abraham Josselyn and Ann Hudson:
Marriage: December 1672, Lancaster, Massachusetts
Child of Abraham Josselyn and Ann Hudson is:
35 i. Beatrice5 Josselyn, born Abt. 1672 in Lancaster, Massachusetts; died February 15, 1674/75 in Lancaster, Massachusetts.
Generation No. 5
28. William5 Joslin (Thomas4 Josselyn, Abraham3, Thomas2 Josslyne, Ralfe1 Josselyn) was born Abt. 1701 in Kingston, Washington, Rhode Island, and died August 1771 in Deerfield, New Jersey.
Notes for William Joslin:
It appears this generation changed the spelling from Josselyn to Joslin. Name "Christianne" is given for William's wife in some rcords. To be verified.
Child of William Joslin is:
+ 36 i. John6 Joslin, born Abt. 1733 in New Jersey; died June 29, 1793 in Stanford, Lincoln Co., Ky.