Hugh March (1620-1699)

Emigrated From: Southhampton, England
Ship: Confidence:
Settled: Newbury, MA
Ancestor: George E. Currier (1834)

HUGH MARCH, the progenitor of a large branch of the March family of the U. S., was an early settler, of Newbury, Mass. Tradition says that he was born about 1620 and came from Newbury, Eng., Apr. 24, 1638. He sailed from Southhampton, Eng., on Apr. 24, 1638, in the ship, “Confidence.” He married 1st, Judith (prob. Trueman) who died Dec. 14, 1675. In 1653 Mistress Judith was “presented for wearing a silk scarf,” but was discharged on proof that her husband was of considerable estate. (Coffin’s History, of Newbury.) He married 2d, May 29, 1676, Dorcas Bowman Blackleach, dau. of Nathaniel Bowman, of Conn. She died Nov. 22, 1683, and he m. 3d, Dec. 3, 1685, Sarah Healy.

By occupation, Hugh March was a carpenter. From 1670 to ’80 he kept a tavern, having been licensed by the court to “keep an ordinary.” Mr. March died Nov. 12, 1693. Sarah Healy March died Oct. 25, 1699.

Children by Judith Trueman:

George, b. 1646, m. June 12, 1672, Mary Folsom.

Judith, b. Jan. 3, 1652, m. Apr. 13, 1670, Thomas Thorley.

Hugh, b. Nov. 3, 1656, m. Mar. 29, 1683, Sarah Moody.

John, b. June 10, 1658, m. Oct. 1, 1679, Jemima True.

James, b. Jan. 11, 1663, m. Mary Walker.

Excerted from: The Harmon genealogy, comprising all branches in New England, 1920


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