1860. Simon LYNDE
was born on 24 Jun 1624 in London, England. He died on 22 Nov 1687.
IMMIGRANT - Bonnie Hubbard quotes the following from p. vi of the Lynde Diaries:
"During the more than thirty years of his life in the colony, [Simon] was
a person of prominence, and acquired large landed possessions in Massachusetts,
Connecticut, and Rhode Island. In 1686 he was appointed, under President Dudley,
one of the Assistant Justices of the Court of Pleas and Sessions, and, in the
following year, one of the Justices Assistant of the Superior Court." Six
of Simon's 12 children survived him.
"With his training and transatlantic connections, Simon prospered. In 1666 he was one of a group of men who signed a petition in favor of acknowledging 'the King's Authority.' In fact there was quite a large and respectable party in Massachusetts which had grown upset with the local government, best described as a theocracy. ... The Massachusetts Bay Colony was not known for its religious tolerance. People who held non-conforming opinions were whipped, fined, imprisoned, banished -- unreasonably persecuted. Simon Lynde was brave enough to let some Anabaptists meet in one of his houses in 1674. Perhaps his Dutch ancestry or experiences in his business made him more lenient. ... Simon owned three of the 26 original lots of Freetown (later set off to become part of Fall River) and gave them to his first son Samuel, who had been born 1 Dec 1653. Both Simon and Samuel were admitted to membership in the Ancient and Honourable Artillery Company of Boston, Massachusetts," in 1658 and 1691 respectively. This group grew out of a guild in England of archers and handgunmen who trained citizens in the science of 'small-artillery' when more than the professional forces were needed, such as when the Spanish sent their Great Armada. In America when the militia came into existence, its officers were drawn from the Company." (Bonnie Hubbard)
He was married to Hannah NEWGATE on 22 Dec 1652 in Boston, Suffolk Co., MA. (927) Bonnie Hubbard has marriage date of 22 Feb 1652/3
(928) was born on 1 Jun 1635 in Boston, Suffolk Co., MA. She died
on 20 Dec 1689. "Hannah was the second of the Newgates' children to have
that name, the first living only a few months in 1633, according to Boston records."
(Bonnie Hubbard) Children were:
i. Benjamin LYNDE(929). After attending Harvard he "...studied law at the Middle Temple in London and became a barrister before returning to Boston, and in 1712 he was one of the judges of the Supreme Court and then Chief Justice of Massachusetts." (Bonnie Hubbard)
930 ii. Samuel LYNDE.
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