470. John KIRBY
(592) was born on 2 Mar 1672 in (prob.) Dartmouth,
MA. He died about 1730 in (prob.) Dartmouth, MA. Dwight says: "He lived
in that part of the town of Dartmouth known as Ponagansett, for the proprietary
records state that, `July 7, 1711, was laid out John Kirby's homestead 167 acres
on West side of Paschamansett River in Ponaganset village.' Here probably he
erected and operated a saw-mill, for the proprietary records also state that,
`July 13, 1715, land was set off to John Kirby for a saw-mill.' He was constable
for Dartmouth in 1707 and 1708. He died about 1730. His daughter Elizabeth
deeded land to her brother Richard Kirby, and in the deed, dated July 15, 1731,
describes herself as `daughter of John Kirby now deceased.' His will, dated
July 2, 1724...mentions his wife Rebecca, his daughter Sarah Winslow, and each
of his other nine children by name. The date of his wife's death is unknown."
He was married to Rebecca MOSHER.
Rebecca MOSHER(593) was born
about 1668. She died (prob. aft) 1730.(81)
"Mentioned in John's will 1724 so prob. after 1730." (Bonnie
Hubbard) "The marriage of John and Rebecca Kirby is confirmed by the following
entry in the proprietary records (the Dartmouth Town Records are lost for this
period): 'May 28, 1713;--Hugh Mosher of Dartmouth for love and good will for
my daughter Rebecca wife of John Kirby of Dartmouth, and for other good cause,
have sold to my dau. Rebecca and her husband John Kirby all of my 40 acres of
land on East side of Coaksett River and joining land of my dau. Hannah Cornell,
it being a part of the 800 acres to a share conveyed by the purchase of Dartmouth.'
(Dwight)" (Bonnie Hubbard)
235 i. Sarah KIRBY.
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