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Subject: Francis WEST
Lived at: __ ___ ____ _______________, _______________, _______________, _______________; "of Duxbury."
Biography: __ ___ ____ _______________, _______________, _______________, _______________; Francis West, grandfather of Ruth (West) Cartwright, was a house carpenter by trade. He was born about 1606 in Salisbury, Wiltshire, England and he left there as a young man to come to New England on the invitation of a Mr. Thomas of Marshfield, Mass. He was a single man and he settled in Duxbury, Mass. There he met and married Margery Reeves, February 27, 1639, by home he had five children: Samuel, Thomas, Peter, Mary and Ruth. so wrote Zuebolon West (1770 - 1770) a judge and a great grandson of the immigrant. Duxbury records show that as a carpenter, he built a pair of stocks for the town in 1640. In 1640-42, he was a member of the Grand Jury. In 1642, he bought a house and some land in Millbrook (Duxbury) and in 1643 he was on the list of those "able to bear arms". Admitted a Freeman, Plymouth colony, 1656. In 1638, he was a surveyor of highways in Duxbury and was constable in 1661. He died at Duxbury, Jan. 21, 1692, at the ripe old age of 86. During the last years of his life, his son, Peter, cared for him and his estate at the time of his death, valued at 16 pounds, was left to Peter. The exact connection of Francis West with the Wests of Salisbury, England, has never been established, although there are claims, yet to be verified, that he was of the De?al War-West of that place (Mack, Edward Cartwright of Nantucket MA, p. 7.)
Occupation: __ ___ ____ _______________, _______________, _______________, _______________; He was a carpenter by trade (Mack, Edward Cartwright of Nantucket MA, p. 7.)
Birth: circa __ ___ 1606 _______________, Salisbury, Wiltshire, England (Mack, Edward Cartwright of Nantucket MA, p. 7.).
Marriage: 27 Feb 1639 _______________, _______________, _______________, _______________ (Mack, Edward Cartwright of Nantucket MA, p. 7.).
Death: 21 Jan 1692 _______________, Duxbury, _______________, MA (Mack, Edward Cartwright of Nantucket MA, p. 7.).
Burial: __ ___ ____
Father:
Mother:

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Spouse: Margery REEVES (Mack, Edward Cartwright of Nantucket MA, p. 7.)
Birth: __ ___ ____
Death: 16 Feb 1723 _______________, _______________, _______________, _______________ (Mack, Edward Cartwright of Nantucket MA, p. 9.).
Burial: __ ___ ____
Father:
Mother:

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Five Known Children

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F Mary WEST
Birth: __ ___ ____
Marriage? __ ___ ____
Death: __ ___ ____
Burial: __ ___ ____

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M Samuel WEST
Birth: __ ___ ____
Marriage? __ ___ ____
Death: __ ___ ____
Burial: __ ___ ____

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M Peter WEST
Birth: __ ___ ____
Marriage? __ ___ ____
Death: __ ___ ____
Burial: __ ___ ____

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F Ruth WEST
Birth: __ ___ ____
Marriage? __ ___ ____
Death: __ ___ ____
Burial: __ ___ ____

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M Dr. Thomas D. WEST (Mack, Edward Cartwright of Nantucket MA, p. 7.)
Biography: __ ___ ____ _______________, _______________, _______________, _______________; Dr. Thomas West, father of Ruth (West) Cartwright was born in 1646 and died Sept. 7, 1706, aged 60. He was the son of Francis and Margery (Reeves) West. His mother died Feb. 16, 1723 at the age of 75 years. Dr. West married Elizabeth Thomas, daughter of Nathaniel Thomas of Plymouth and they were parents of several children. He was in Plymouth in 1667 and 1671 and after 1673 resided at Martha's Vineyard, where most of his children were born. He was not only a practicing physician, but perhaps also a lawyer, for he was called "The King's Attorney" in 1681 and "Their Majestie's Attorney" in 1689. He joined the Sabbitarian Baptist Church at Newport, R.I. in 1692, but the record shows that he was dismissed from it in 1702. Many of his descendants today are members of that faith, among them the descendants of Ruth (West) Cartwright.

 
The Sabbitarian Baptist Church is the present Seventh Day Baptist Church. It was organized January 3, 1672 at Newport, R.I. and was the first Seventh Day Baptist Church in America. Most of its members at the time of its organization resided at a place what is now known as the village of Ashaway, R.I., about four miles from Westerly. They retained their membership in the Newport Church until 1708 when they orgainzed the First Hopkinton Seventh Day Baptist Church at Hopkinton, R.I. This church continues, but the Newport Church is now extinct. The building is now owned by the Newport Historical Society and has been built into their brick building. Seventh Day Baptists of that section of Rhode Island have a meeting in the old Newport Church once in every five years.

 
Dr. West's will, dated January 5, 1697/6, mentions his six sons, but makes no reference to his daughters, who are, however, mentioned in a division of his real estate in 1722 (Mack, Edward Cartwright of Nantucket MA, p. 8.)
Birth: circa __ ___ 1646 _______________, _______________, _______________, _______________.
Daughter: circa __ ___ 1680 Abigail WEST; _______________, _______________, _______________, _______________.
Will: 5 Jan 1697/98 _______________, _______________, _______________, _______________ (Mack, Edward Cartwright of Nantucket MA, p. 9.).
Daughter: circa __ ___ 1699 Ruth WEST; _______________, Beverly, Essex Co., MA.
Death: 7 Sep 1706 _______________, _______________, _______________, _______________ (Mack, Edward Cartwright of Nantucket MA, p. 9.).
Marriage: __ ___ ____ Elizabeth THOMAS ( , d. 16 Feb 1728), daughter of Nathaniel THOMAS and ____________________; _______________, _______________, _______________, _______________.
Burial: __ ___ ____

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Family Group Sheet

 

 
Subject: Dr. Thomas D. WEST (Mack, Edward Cartwright of Nantucket MA, p. 7.)
Biography: __ ___ ____ _______________, _______________, _______________, _______________; Dr. Thomas West, father of Ruth (West) Cartwright was born in 1646 and died Sept. 7, 1706, aged 60. He was the son of Francis and Margery (Reeves) West. His mother died Feb. 16, 1723 at the age of 75 years. Dr. West married Elizabeth Thomas, daughter of Nathaniel Thomas of Plymouth and they were parents of several children. He was in Plymouth in 1667 and 1671 and after 1673 resided at Martha's Vineyard, where most of his children were born. He was not only a practicing physician, but perhaps also a lawyer, for he was called "The King's Attorney" in 1681 and "Their Majestie's Attorney" in 1689. He joined the Sabbitarian Baptist Church at Newport, R.I. in 1692, but the record shows that he was dismissed from it in 1702. Many of his descendants today are members of that faith, among them the descendants of Ruth (West) Cartwright.

 
The Sabbitarian Baptist Church is the present Seventh Day Baptist Church. It was organized January 3, 1672 at Newport, R.I. and was the first Seventh Day Baptist Church in America. Most of its members at the time of its organization resided at a place what is now known as the village of Ashaway, R.I., about four miles from Westerly. They retained their membership in the Newport Church until 1708 when they orgainzed the First Hopkinton Seventh Day Baptist Church at Hopkinton, R.I. This church continues, but the Newport Church is now extinct. The building is now owned by the Newport Historical Society and has been built into their brick building. Seventh Day Baptists of that section of Rhode Island have a meeting in the old Newport Church once in every five years.

 
Dr. West's will, dated January 5, 1697/6, mentions his six sons, but makes no reference to his daughters, who are, however, mentioned in a division of his real estate in 1722 (Mack, Edward Cartwright of Nantucket MA, p. 8.)
Birth: circa __ ___ 1646 _______________, _______________, _______________, _______________.
Will: 5 Jan 1697/98 _______________, _______________, _______________, _______________ (Mack, Edward Cartwright of Nantucket MA, p. 9.).
Death: 7 Sep 1706 _______________, _______________, _______________, _______________ (Mack, Edward Cartwright of Nantucket MA, p. 9.).
Marriage: __ ___ ____ _______________, _______________, _______________, _______________.
Burial: __ ___ ____
Father: Francis WEST (b. circa 1606, d. 21 Jan 1692)
Mother: Margery REEVES ( , d. 16 Feb 1723)

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Spouse: Elizabeth THOMAS
Birth: __ ___ ____
Parentage: __ ___ ____ _______________, _______________, _______________, _______________; Question as to whether Thomas is actually her surname.
Death: 16 Feb 1728 _______________, W. Tisbury, Dukes Co., MA.
Burial: __ ___ ____
Father: Nathaniel THOMAS
Mother:

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Two Known Children

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F Abigail WEST
Biography: __ ___ ____ _______________, _______________, _______________, _______________; Elizabeth's mother, Abigail West, was born about 1680. Sometime before 1710, she married Joshua Weeks, who is thought to have been born about 1677 or 1678. both were admitted to the Sabbitarian Baptist Church in Newport in 1722 (Mack, Edward Cartwright of Nantucket MA, p. 9.)
Birth: circa __ ___ 1680 _______________, _______________, _______________, _______________.
Marriage: __ ___ ____ Joseph/Joshua WEEKS (b. circa 1675, d. after 1741); _______________, _______________, _______________, _______________.
Daughter: Elizabeth WEEKS; _______________, Martha's Vineyard, Dukes Co., MA.
Death: __ ___ ____
Burial: __ ___ ____

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F Ruth WEST
Biography: __ ___ ____ _______________, _______________, _______________, _______________; Ruth West of Martha's Vineyard in 1704. She was born in 1685 and died in 1747 and was the daughter of Dr. Thomas West, a highly educated man, lawyer, physician, and a prominent Sabbitarian Baptist. She was also of that faith, the records of that church indicating that she was baptised there on March 19, 1730 (Mack, Edward Cartwright of Nantucket MA, p. 6.)
Birth: circa __ ___ 1699 _______________, Beverly, Essex Co., MA.
Marriage: __ ___ 1704 Edward CARTWRIGHT Jr. (b. 5 May 1683, d. 10 Nov 1752), son of Edward CARTWRIGHT and Elizabeth (Mary) TROTT; _______________, Martha's Vineyard, Duke Co., MA.
Son: 30 Sep 1711 Bryant CARTWRIGHT; _______________, Nantucket, Martha's Vineyard, MA.
Son: 10 Sep 1713 Abner CARTWRIGHT; _______________, Newport, Newport Co., RI.
Son: 1 Jun 1716 Cyrus CARTWRIGHT; _______________, _______________, _______________, _______________.
Son: 24 May 1717 Samuel CARTWRIGHT; _______________, Nantucket, _______________, MA.
Son: 19 Jan 1719 Gideon CARTWRIGHT; _______________, Nantucket, _______________, MA (Mack, Edward Cartwright of Nantucket MA, p. 7.).
Daughter: 3 Sep 1721 Ruth CARTWRIGHT; _______________, _______________, _______________, _______________ (Mack, Edward Cartwright of Nantucket MA, p. 7.).
Death: __ ___ ____
Burial: __ ___ ____

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