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James Percival

Male 1678 - 1728  (50 years)


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  • Name James Percival 
    Born 18 Jan 1678  Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Christened 1 May 1709  First Congregational Church, East Haddam, Middlesex, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    Died Nov 1728  East Haddam, Middlesex, Conneticut Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Cove Burying Yard, East Haddam, Middlesex County, Conneticut Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I507  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 29 Mar 2019 

    Father James Percival,   b. Abt 1630, ,, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Jan 1691/2, Saconessett, Plymouth Colony, Falmouth County, Massacusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 62 years) 
    Mother Mary Rainsford,   b. 01 Apr 1632, Rainsford Island, Boston, Massacusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Apr 1694, Falmouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years) 
    Married Abt Jun 1671  Saconessett, Plymouth Colony, Falmouth County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Family ID F264  Group Sheet

    Family Abigail Robinson,   b. 20 Mar 1674, Barnstable, Barnstable, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 02 Oct 1712, East Haddam, Middlesex, Conneticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 38 years) 
    Married 18 Feb 1696  Sandwich, Bristol, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Notes 
    • REF: Mayflower Descendant Volume XXX Sandwich, Mass., Vital Records, page 59
      The Marriage between James Parsivel and Abigale Robinson solemnized before Shearjashub Bourne Esq the 18th of February Anno 1695-6
    Children 
     1. James Percival,   b. 09 Jul 1704, Barnstable, Barnstable, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Mar 1738, East Haddam, Middlesex, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 33 years)
     2. Joseph Percival,   b. Abt 1697
     3. Ebenezer Percival,   b. 18 Jun 1699, Falmouth, Saconessett County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1728  (Age < 28 years)
     4. Mary Percival,   b. 16 Sep 1701, Falmouth, Saconessett County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. John Percival,   b. 17 Oct 1706, East Haddam, Middlesex, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Sep 1786, East Haddam, Middlesex, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
     6. Timothy Percival,   b. 02 Oct 1712, East Haddam, Middlesex, Conneticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1728  (Age < 15 years)
    Last Modified 28 Mar 2019 
    Family ID F262  Group Sheet

  • Documents
    James Percival Will
1 Aug 1728
    James Percival Will 1 Aug 1728
    Ancestry.com. Connecticut, Wills and Probate Records, 1609-1999 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2015. Author: Connecticut State Library (Hartford, Connecticut); Probate Place: Hartford, Connecticut, Probate Packets, 1641-1880, images 605-15
    Agreement on James Percival's estate
28 Nov 1728
    Agreement on James Percival's estate 28 Nov 1728
    Ancestry.com. Connecticut, Wills and Probate Records, 1609-1999 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2015. Author: Connecticut State Library (Hartford, Connecticut); Probate Place: Hartford, Connecticut, Probate Packets, 1641-1880, images 605-15.
    Agreement on James Percival's estate
26 Nov 1728
    Agreement on James Percival's estate 26 Nov 1728
    Ancestry.com. Connecticut, Wills and Probate Records, 1609-1999 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2015. Author: Connecticut State Library (Hartford, Connecticut); Probate Place: Hartford, Connecticut, Probate Packets, 1641-1880, images 605-15.
    James Percival Headstone
4 Nov 1728
    James Percival Headstone 4 Nov 1728
    The fieldstone shows "I P 1728" with a dash across the "I" which is the old English version for "J". It looks like and "E" but it's not.
    Source: findagrave.com Thanks to Jonathan Twiss
    https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/176857341/james-percival
    Elizabeth Percival birth 10 Sept 1675 & 
James Percival birth 18 Jan 1678
Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts
    Elizabeth Percival birth 10 Sept 1675 & James Percival birth 18 Jan 1678 Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts
    "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:33S7-9RSY-8M4?cc=2061550&wc=Q4DM-JWP%3A353349701%2C353349702%2C353359201 : 13 July 2016), Barnstable > Sandwich > Births, marriages, deaths 1803-1842 > p 498, image 287 of 295; town clerk offices, Massachusetts.
    James Percival and Abigail Robinson marriage
18 Feb 1695/6
Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts
    James Percival and Abigail Robinson marriage 18 Feb 1695/6 Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts
    "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:33S7-9RSY-ZQX?cc=2061550&wc=Q4DM-JW5%3A353349701%2C353349702%2C353357101 : 13 July 2016), Barnstable > Sandwich > Births, marriages, deaths 1682-1842 > p 14, image 36 of 181; town clerk offices, Massachusetts.
    James Percival and Abigail Robinson marriage -  original
18 Feb 1695-6
Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts
    James Percival and Abigail Robinson marriage - original 18 Feb 1695-6 Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts
    "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-89QY-4H8R?cc=2061550&wc=Q4DM-VZN%3A353349701%2C353349702%2C353352101 : 13 July 2016), Barnstable > Sandwich > Births, marriages, deaths 1658-1811 > p 23, image 13 of 146; town clerk offices, Massachusetts.

    Headstones
    James Percival Headstone
4 Nov 1728
    James Percival Headstone 4 Nov 1728
    The fieldstone shows "I P 1728" with a dash across the "I" which is the old English version for "J". It looks like an "E" but it's not.
    Source: findagrave.com Thanks to Jonathan Twiss
    https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/176857341/james-percival

  • Notes 
    • REF: Gene & Helen Percival family tree

      REF: Mayflower Descendant Volume XIV Sandwich, Mass., Vital Records, page 110
      James Percevell the sonn of James Persevell was bourne the 18 day of January 1671

    • Land records
      Barnstable County, Massachusetts deed records were destroyed in a fire in 1827.

      East Haddam, Middlesex, Massachusetts
      Can be viewed only at LDS library

    • Cemetery records
      Cove Burying Ground, East Haddam, Middlesex, Connecticut
      findagrave.com
      https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/176857341/james-percival
      Courtesy of Jonathan Twiss:
      The will of James Percival dated August 1, 1728 at East Haddam named his two sons James and John Percival, daughter Mary Percival and wife Mary Percival and made bequests to them. The bond on his estate dated December 3, 1728 was posted by son John Percival and Daniel Brainerd. The inventory was taken on November 29th and on the top part showed that he "deceased 4th November 1728". The fieldstone shows "I P 1728" with a dash across the "I" which is the old English version for "J". It looks like and "E" but it's not. The Percivals lived in the 2nd Society or Machamoodus section of East Haddam, CT where they lived for generations. They were not of the 1st Society.

      James Percival married Abigail Robinson of Falmouth, Barnstable County, Mass. on 27 February 1695-6 [town record]. They had sons James born ca. 1697 and Ebenezer born 18 June 1699 and daughter Mary born 16 September 1701. The Percival family removed to East Haddam, Middlesex County, Conn. by 1706 when their son John Percival was born on 17 October 1706 [town record]. Another son Timothy was born on 2 October 1712 [town record]. Abigail, wife of James Percival, was admitted to the Church of Christ at East Haddam on 2 February 1706-7 by letter from the Church of Christ at Barnstable. James Percival was baptized and admitted full communion on 1 May 1709.

      Ebenezer Percival, son of James and Abigail, died before 1728 as he was not named in his father's will. There is a fieldstone marked "E P 1713/14" [plot #20] and next to it is a field stone marked "A P 1713" [plot #22] which is no doubt that of Abigail [Robinson] Percival. In plot #26 is where the fieldstone marked "I P 1728" for James Percival is located [per 1958 map of the burying yard]. The other son Timothy Percival, born 2 October 1712 in East Haddam, also was not named in his father's will and was most likely dead by 1714 at the same time as his mother when a terrible epidemic swept through the town that winter of 1713-14.


  • Sources 
    1. [S269] Sandwich, births, marriages, deaths 1803-1842, Sandwich, MA Town Clerk, (FamilySearch.org), 498 (Reliability: 3), 27 Mar 2019.
      "James Persival son of James Persival was born the 18th of January 1678."

    2. [S120] Records of the First Congregational Church at East Haddam, transcriber unknown, (Name: Typescript transcription;), 4 (Reliability: 3), 25 Mar 2019.
      "May 1, 1709. Jeams Persival was baptized."

    3. [S132] The Great Migration Begins, Immigrants to New England, 1620-1633, Volumes I-III. (Online database: AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2010), Robert Charles Anderson, (Name: New England Historic Genealogical Society; Location: Originally Published: Boston; Date: 1995;), p 129.

    4. [S269] Sandwich, births, marriages, deaths 1803-1842, Sandwich, MA Town Clerk, (FamilySearch.org), 23 (Reliability: 3), 28 Mar 2019.
      "The marriage between James Parsivel and Abigale Robinson solomnized before Shoawjashub Bourne Esqr [?] [?] 18th of February Anno 1695-6."