Sewall, Samuel, 1652-1730

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Birth 1652-03-28
Death 1730-01-01

Biographical notes:

Samuel Sewell was born 28 March 1652 Bishop Stoke England. He arrived in Boston 1661. He was Commissioner of the Company for the Progagation of the Gospel in New England and Parts Adjacent (1699-1730), Captain of the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Co., Overseer of Harvard College, Judge of Probate for Suffolk Co. (1715-1728), and Chief Justice of the Superior Court of Judicature (1718-1728). He died 1 January 1729/30 Boston MA.

From the description of [Account book of Samuel Sewall, 1670-1728]. (New England Historic Genealogical Society). WorldCat record id: 48190423

Colonial magistrate, Massachusetts.

From the description of Notebook, 1666-1695. (New York University, Group Batchload). WorldCat record id: 58776185

Samuel Sewall was a merchant, colonial magistrate, and diarist.

From the description of Letter : Boston, to Nehemiah Hobart, Newton, [Mass.], 1698 Dec 2. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702148316

From the description of Letter : Boston, to Nehemiah Hobart, Newton, [Mass.], 1698 Dec 2. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 81946838

Boston selectman.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Boston, to Robert Watts in New York, 1735 Apr. 21. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270662319

Samuel Sewall was a Massachusetts judge best known for his involvement with the Salem witch trials.

Edmund Quincy was born in Braintree, Mass., Oct. 14, 1681. He married Dorothy Flynt (born 1687) in 1708 and died Feb. 23, 1737.

From the description of [Document] 1722 Jun. 22 / Samuel Sewall. (Smith College). WorldCat record id: 433136300


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