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Rev. James Keith[1, 2]

Male 1643 - 1719  (~ 76 years)


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  • Name James Keith 
    Prefix Rev. 
    Born CA 1643  [3
    Gender Male 
    Education Aberdeen, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Immigration 1662  Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Residence 1676  Bridgewater, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Died 23 Jul 1719  West Bridgewater, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    • James Keith - "First minister in Bridgewater, and educated in Aberdeen, Scotland, and labored in the ministry in this town for 56 years."
    Person ID I8692  Scott Dickson's Family
    Last Modified 8 Jan 2018 

    Family Susanna Edson,   b. 1638,   d. 1705, Bridgewater, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years) 
    Married 3 May 1668  Bridgewater, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Children 
     1. Samuel Keith,   b. 1676, Bridgewater, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Feb 1759, Bridgewater, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
    Last Modified 1 Sep 2018 
    Family ID F3346  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsImmigration - 1662 - Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 3 May 1668 - Bridgewater, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1676 - Bridgewater, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 23 Jul 1719 - West Bridgewater, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • From the First Church Records of Plymouth:
      [recorded exactly from the transcript]
      "Before I passe on to the Contract matters ymediatey Relateing to the Church of Christ att Plymouth, lett mee Crau[v]e leau[v]e a little to digresse; and briefley to memorise something Concerning that worthy Church of Christ att Bridgwater who in a second Respect alsoe sprange out of the Church of Plymouth being first of duxburrow; and seated themselves att about 20 miles from thence att the place where they now are and doe Carry on in a way of peace holiness and Good Gospell order soe as is exemplary to the saints and Churches Round about them being Garnished with Comly ornaments of able Grau[v]e and faithfull officers and liu[v]ely holy and well Improu[v]ed members hau[v]eing for theire Pastour mr James Keith who Came by the wise disposing hand of God out of Scotland whom the said Church Chose to be theire Pastour being acompanied with a fellow healper in the Eldershipp named mr William Brett a G[r]au[v]e and Godly man; and hau[v]eing A goodman and one that hath approu[v]ed himself faitht[f]ull in the office of a deacon; Named John Willis; who Nothwithstanding some Interuption that befell some smale time before the pening heerof yett goe on in peace and with Comfort; with some mixture of sadness as fearing the effect of theire belou[v]ed Pastour forenamed; his being in weaknes of body; wherby hee is disabled in his publick adminnestrations for prsent;"

  • Sources 
    1. [S653] Massachusetts, Town Vital Collections, 1620-1988, 5 August 2017; Bridgewater, Vital Records Transcripts, Bridgewater Births, p. 191.

    2. [S1363] Plymouth, MA: First Church Records, 1620-1859, 8 January 2018; pages 172-173.

    3. [S1362] New England Marriages to 1700, 8 January 2018; James Keith & Susanna Edson, 3 May 1668.

    4. [S1360] Massachusetts Vital Records, 1621-1850, 8 January 2018; West Bridgewater Deaths, West Bridgewater vol 1., p. 206.

    5. [S1360] Massachusetts Vital Records, 1621-1850, 8 January 2018; Bridgewater Deaths, Bridgewater vol 2., p. 503.


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