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        JOHN IRISH SR. & JR. OF MASSACHUSETTS & RHODE ISLAND  

                          First Generation

	1.	JOHN SR. IRISH was born say abt 1611 in England.  He died on 5 Mar 1677 in
Duxbury, MA.

John Irish  was an early settler of Plymouth Colony. On 4 Mar 1643/44 the court
ordered that Irish should receive his 25 acres from the Town of Duxbury.  He did not
get the land at that time and on 29 Sept. 1658 the Court ordered him to seek land
elsewhere. He later obtained land at Saconett now Little Compton, RI.1 John Irish Sr. in
1634 was one of four men sent by John Howland to cut the moorings of Hocking's boat
at the time Moses Talbot was killed.2

     John Irish and Henry Wallis made a covenant that the survivor of them would get the
others five acres of land by Stony Brook in Duxbury.  In 1641 the Court gave him as a
survivor the land . 3

     In 1639 Duxbury Town Records show that the people of that town promised
William Hiller & George Pollard certain concessions for setting up a grist mill on stony
Brook and one of these concessions was to try to procure the lands of John Irish and
Henry Wallis offering them an exchange of land elsewhere or to give them 6 pounds 
toward purchase of land .4 On 11 June 1641 John exchanged his 10 acres at Stony
Brook to Hiller & Pollard for the latter's house and garden lot. 5

      On 7 Dec. 1659 John & Elizabeth Irish of Duxbury, roper, sold Guydo Bayley land
in Bridgewater.6 

      John Sr. left no will but on 5 Mar 1677/78 the Court ordered a division of the land
owned by  John Irish deceased, at Saconett, which he had bequeathed to his two sons
John Jr.  & Elias Irish. 7

      On 7 June 1637 it was enacted by the Plymouth Colony Court to send
forth a company of soldiers to aid Massachusetts & Connecticut in the war against the
Pequod Indians. John Irish was one of this number.8 
In Aug of 1643 John Irish of Duxbury, MA was on a list of Men Able to
bear arms from 16 to 60 years of age. 9

See Robert Charles Anderson, The Great Migration Begins {Boston, NEHG,1995}
Vol. 2:1065 for more information on John Irish Sr.


JOHN married ELIZABETH. Elizabeth was n living 7 Dec. 1659 when John Irish with the
consent of  “Elizabeth his wife” sold land to Guydo  Bayley of Bridgewater. 10

They had the following children:11
+	2	F	i.	ELIZABETH IRISH.

+	3	M	ii. 	JOHN JR. IRISH was born about 1641 and died on 21 Feb
1717.

+	4	M	iii.	ELIAS IRISH died in 1677.


                           Second Generation

	2.	ELIZABETH IRISH (JOHN SR.).

ELIZABETH married PHILIP WASHBURN, son of JOHN WASHBURN and
MARGERY MOORE. Philip born say 1624. was living on 19 Aug. 1700 when he
was mentioned in a Bridgewater town record  concerning seating in the church12  He
was probably living in 1702 when his children sued their Uncle John Irish 13 


PHILIP and ELIZABETH had the following children:14

	5	F	i.   ELIZABETH WASHBURN.

	6	M	ii.  JOHN WASHBURN.

	7	F	iii. MARY WASHBURN.

	8	F	iv.MARGERY WASHBURN.

	3.	JOHN JR. IRISH (JOHN SR.) was born about 1641 in Duxbury, MA. He died on 21
Feb 1717 in the 76th year of his age  in Little Compton, RI.15

John Irish Jr. lived in Duxbury & Middleboro MA and Little Compton, RI.

John Jr. was a servant of Pilgrim Capt. Miles Standish.  Capt.Standish's will was dated
7 Mar 1655 and proved May 1657.  Among others, he left to his servant John Irish Jr.
40 shillings more than his covenent that will appear in the Town Book. This was
provided that John Jr. continue in the service of Standish's executors.16 

John Jr. a roper by occupation, was a proprietor of Bridgewater and  of the 16 Shillings
and Eight Mens Purchase in Middleboro, MA (was Taunton, MA at this time) where he
lived as early as 1671 and was constable there in 1672.  He was an original proprietor
of  26 Men's Purchase.17

On 5 July 1678 John was appointed constable of  territory including Saconnet.  In 1683
he was surveyor of highways in Little Compton, RI where he resided.  His house on
Brimstone Hill was used as a block house during the Revolutionary War.  This house is
marked with a plaque reading "Home of John Irish 2nd settler of Little Compton Rhode
Island Blockhouse.18

John Jr. & his wife are buried in Little Compton, RI in the northeast
corner of their old farm in Little Compton RI.  Their stones read:

" Here Lies the body of John Irish, who dyed Febr'y 21st 1717, in the 76th
year of his age."

"Here lies the body of Elizabeth, wife of John Irish, who dyed March the
8th, 1707 in the 53rd year of her age"

John Irish Jr.'s Last will and testament is dated 9 Nov. 1715 and was proved 20 Mar.
1717. John gave to his loving wife all his right, title and interest in any land lying in
Duxbury that was formerly his fathers. He willed various lands to his sons David, John,
Jonathan & Jedediah Irish. His daughters Elizabeth, Sarah, Content & Mary
received 20 pounds apiece and his daughter Johanna received "five shillings and no
more besides which she had already been given", son John was given half of carpenter's
tools and son David  the other half.  Witnesses to the document were Thomas Church,
Thomas Gray.  William Pabodie and John Church. John's son David Irish was
executor and the widow was appointed executrix.19

On 20 Mar. 1714 Priscilla Irish, executrix, David Irish, executor, Capt. William
Southwick & Jonathan Irish gave bond for the estate of John Irish late of Little
Compton, deceased The document was witnessed by John Cary and John Woodman.

In the executor's account of the estate the following appears:20
To a legacy paid John Richmond & his wife Elizabeth, 20-00-00
To a legacy paid John Richmond for Joanna Allen, 00-05-00
To a legacy paid to Joseph Lawton & his wife Content, 20-00-00
To William Palmer Jun & his wife Mary, there legacy, 20-00-00         
To William Schreich & his wife Sarah, there legacy, 20-00-000 

   
JOHN married (1) ELIZABETH about 1672. Elizabeth was born about 1654. She died on
8 Mar 1707 in the 53 rd year of her age  in Little Compton, RI.21

They had the following children:22

+	9	M	i. DAVID IRISH was born about 1673 and died in Mar 1748.

	10	F	ii. ELIZABETH IRISH was born in Feb 1674 in Little Compton, RI. She
died  young.

+	11	M	iii. JONATHAN IRISH was born on 6 Jun 1678 and died in 1732.

+	12	F	iv. JOANNA IRISH was born on 6 Jun 1681.

+	13	F	v. SARAH IRISH was born in Jan 1683 and died on 24 Oct 1739.

	14	F	vi. PRISCILLA IRISH was born on 30 Apr 1686 in Little Compton, RI.
She died before 9 Nov. 1715, the date of her father’s, probably  unmarried.
 
+	15	F	vii. ELIZABETH IRISH was born on 28 Aug 1687 and died after 1740.

+	16	M	viii. JEDEDIAH IRISH was born on 7 Oct 1688 and died in 1758.

+	17	F	ix. CONTENT IRISH was born in Sep 1691 and died on 10 Jul 1751.

	18	F	x. MARY IRISH was born on 9 Apr 1695 in Little Compton, RI.

MARY married WILLIAM PALMER on 9 Feb 1715 in Little Compton
RI..23  William son of WILLIAM PALMER & MARY RICHMOND
was born 17 Jan 1686/87 in Little Compton, RI.24
Children b. Little Compton: 25 i. Jerusha b. 1 June 1716, ii. Mary b. 28
Feb. 1718/19, iii. William b. 7 Mar. 1729/21, iv.  David b. 17 Nov. 1722,
v. Lawton b. 24 Nov. 1727, vi.  Patience b. 28 Jan. 1729/30, vii Micah b.
10 May 1732, viii.  Priscilla b. 5 July 1733, ix. Content b. 17 Sept. 1736,
x. Elizabeth b. 13 Dec. 1738 

+	19	M	xi. JOHN IRISH was born on 1 May 1699 and died in Jul 1773.


JOHN Jr. also married (2) PRISCILLA SOUTHWORTH TALBOT, daughter of
EDWARD SOUTHWORTH and MARY PABODIE, and widow of SAMUEL
TALBOT on 1 May 1708 in Little Compton, RI.26  Priscilla had married Samuel Talbot in
Bristol, RI  1 Mar. 1689.27  Priscilla  had two children by Samuel Talbot born at Bristol RI 
i. Stephen b. 26 Aug. 1693,28 iii. Hannah b. 21 Sep. 169829 

. Priscilla was born in 1645.30  She died in 1722.

Inventory of the estate of Mrs. Priscilla Irish of Little Compton was
dated 8 Sept. 1722, presented by Stephen Tabbey, son was appraised by Jonathan
Wood, Peter Horsewell & William Pabodie.31  

Stephen Tabby was appointed administrator of the estate of his mother
Mrs. Priscilla Irish, widow of John Irish, Little Compton, RI 3 Sept. 1722 .32


	4.	ELIAS IRISH (JOHN SR.) died in 1677 in Taunton, MA.

On 30 Oct. 1677  William Witherell of Taunton was given the administration
of the estate of Elias Irish.33   Witherell who was Elias' father-in-law was given the
divided share. He was called William Witherell's child.

Division of the land of Elias Irish held in partnership with his brother John
Irish was made 16 Apr. 1697.  The land was located in Little Compton, Rhode
Island. Rebecca, now wife of Jonathan Greene of Little Compton sole daughter of
Elias Irish, deceased.34
 
ELIAS married DOROTHY WITHERELL, daughter of WILLIAM WITHERELL , on
26 Aug 1674.35.  Dorothy m2 WILLIAM WOOD  1 Apr. 1686.36. 

ELIAS & DORTHY  had the following child37

	20	F	i.	REBECCA IRISH.


                        Third Generation

	9.	DAVID IRISH (JOHN JR., JOHN SR.) was born about 1673 in Little Compton, RI. He
died in Mar 1748.38

David Irish of Little Compton, RI, Yeoman - David's  will was proved 3 May 1748. He
left his wife Martha use of southwest room in dwelling house and use of l/2 of farm in
Rochester.  His son John received real property in Little Compton & Tiverton plus
other land, son William  received land in Paine Island lying at southward land of
David's farm in Rochester plus 20 acres of upland with housing. David's three daughters
Priscilla Hiller, Ruth Brownell, & Content Gifford also inherited.  Document
witnessed by John Sanford, George Rouse & Rescom Sanford.39 
 
DAVID married MARTHA NELSON on 4 Jan 1699 in Little Compton. RI.40 
. Martha died in Mar 1760.41

The last will & testament of  Martha Irish was dated 20 June 1756 and proved 1 Apr.
1760.  She left her son John Irish of Little Compton farming utensils, loom & all
tackling.  She also mentioned son William Irish, daughters Priscilla Hiller & Constant
Gifford and grandson Thomas Irish.  She appointed son-in-law Joseph Gifford as
executor. Witneses to the will were Henry Wood, Peleg Wood & Fobe Little.42   

DAVID and MARTHA had the following children:43
	21	F	i.      ELIZABETH IRISH was born on 7 Oct 1699 in Little Compton,
RI.

	22	M	ii. 	DAVID IRISH was born on 9 Jan 1703 in Little Compton, RI.

	23	F	iii.	PRISCILLA IRISH was born in Sep 1705 in Little Compton,
RI.

	24	M	iv.	JOHN IRISH was born on 22 Feb 1708 in Little Compton, RI.

	25	M	v.	JONATHAN IRISH was born on 6 Jan 1710 in Little Compton,
RI.

	26	F	vi.	RUTH IRISH was born on 5 Mar 1712 in Little Compton, RI.

	27	M	vii.	WILLIAM IRISH was born on 4 May 1714 in Little Compton,
RI.

	28	F	viii.	CONTENT IRISH was born on 3 Sep in Little Compton, RI.


	11.	JONATHAN IRISH (JOHN JR., JOHN SR.) was born on 6 Jun 1678. He died in 1732.

On 15 Aug. 1732 Mary Irish, widow, was appointed administrator of the
estate of Jonathan Irish of Little Compton, RI.44   Mary Irish of Little Compton was
appointed guardian of Samuel Irish (minor over 14) Hannah Irish and Anna Mercy
Irish (both under 14) & Jesse Irish  (minor over 14) children of Jonathan 
Irish of Little Compton 45  Inventory of Jonathan's estate dated 31 Aug. 
1732 presented by Mary Irish, widow and administrator mentions lands in Little
Compton & Tiverton. The appraisers were Robert Woodman, James Rouse & John
Price.46  William Hall of Little Compton was appointed guardian of Ann Mercy Irish
(minor over 14)  dau. of Jonathan Irish dated 27 June 1743 47  Stephen Wilbour of
Dartmouth, yeoman, was appointed as guardian of Job, Ann and Abner Wilbour (all
under 14) grandchildren of Jonathan Irish of Little Compton , dated 17 Oct. 1732.48 
Appointment of Thomas Wilbour of Little Compton, yeoman, as guardian of George,
Jonathan & Joseph Wilbour (all under 14) grandsons of Jonathan Irish of Little
Compton dated 17 Oct. 1732.49

JONATHAN married MARY TAYLOR, daughter of JOHN TAYLOR and
ABIGAIL, in 1702.50 Mary was born on 25 Oct 1682.51 She died on 13 May 1743 in
Little Compton, RI.52

The will of Mary Irish, widow of Little Compton, RI was dated 13 May 1743
and probated 20 Sept. 1743 mentions sons Jesse received 5 shillings, son  Samuel Irish
received  a riding horse & saddle, daughter Mary Davis received 5 shillings, Hannah
Vigneson was left a two year old heifer and cow and household goods, & daughter
Anna Mercy received household goods, grandchildren (children of daughter Susannah
Wilbur) namely George, Jonathan & Joseph Wilbur were left 1 shilling each 
and grandchildren Job, Abner & Hannah Wilbur  (children of deceased daughter 
Priscilla Wilbur)were left one shilling each.  Friend Capt. John Hunt named executor, 
document witnessed by John Irish, George Rouse & William Richmond.53 
Order of  John Hunt of Little Compton, Gentleman, executor of estate of Mary  Irish, 
of Little Compton, widow dated  20 Sept. 1743.54 Inventory of the estate of Mary 
Irish, widow, of Little Compton dated 19 Sept. 1743 presented by John Hunt, 
executor amounted to personal estate of  129-0-0, no real estate, appraised by John 
Irish, George Rouse & Fobes Little .55

JONATHAN and MARY had the following children:56

	29	F	i.	SUSANNAH IRISH was born in 1703. She died on 18 Apr 1729
in Little Compton, RI.

	30	M	ii.	SAMUEL IRISH was born in 1705.

	31	F	iii.	PRISCILLA IRISH was born in 1707.

	32	M	iv.	JESSE IRISH was born in 1709.

	33	F	v.	MARY IRISH was born on 4 May 1709/1711 in Little Compton

	34	F	vi.	ANNA IRISH was born in 1713 in Little Compton, RI.

	35	F	vii.	HANNAH IRISH was born in 1719 in Little Compton, RI.


	12.	JOANNA IRISH (JOHN JR., JOHN SR.) was born on 6 Jun 1681 in Little Compton,
RI.

JOANNA married (1) EDWARD ROBERTSON/ROBINSON, son of EDWARD
ROBERTSON/ROBINSON  & MARGARET (  )  HALL 57 on 11 Oct 1708.Westerly,
RI58  Edward died in 1711 in Dartmouth, MA.

Inventory of the estate of Edward Robinson of Dartmouth was dated 10 Aug.
1711 presented by Joanna Robinson, his widow and administrator; appraisers
James Tripp, Joseph Tripp & George Cadman.59

Account of Joanah Robinson, Adm. of estate of Edward Robinson of Dartmouth
deceased intestate, presented 3 Aug. 1713, mentions "money paid mother Hall".60

EDWARD and JOANNA had the following child:61

	36	M	i.	DAVID ROBERTSON.

JOANNA may have  married (2) MR. ALLEN.The following ls found in the 
estate papers  of John Irish Jr. in a document naming the legacies paid to John Jr.’s
children (SEE #3): To a legacy paid John Richmond for Joanna Allen, 00-05-00
 
	13.	SARAH IRISH (JOHN JR., JOHN SR.) was born in Jan 1683 in Little Compton, RI.
She died on 24 Oct 1739 Warwick, RI.62

SARAH married WILLIAM SCHREICH on 4 Dec 1712.63

They had the following children:64

	37	M	i.      TEDDEMAN SCHREICH was born on 4 Sep 1713 in Newport,
RI.

	38	F	ii.	PRISCILLA SCHREICH was born about 1715 in Newport,
RI.

	39	M	iii.	JOHN SCHREICH was born on 5 Feb 1716 in Newport, RI.

	40	M	iv.	WILLIAM SCHREICH was born on 20 Feb 1718 in Newport,
RI.

	41	F	v.	ELIZABETH SCHREICH was born on 5 Sep 1721 in
Newport, RI.

	15.	ELIZABETH IRISH (JOHN JR., JOHN SR.) was born on 28 Aug 1687 in Little
Compton, RI. She was living 24 Feb. 1739/40 when she was mentioned in her husband’s
will.

ELIZABETH married JOHN RICHMOND, son of EDWARD RICHMOND and
ABIGAIL DAVIS. John was born about 1660 in Newport, Newport Co., RI. He died in
1740 in Westerly, RI.65

John Richmond is mentioned in the Colonial Records of Rhode Island as
follows:66

29 Feb. 1710 John sold land to George Havens of Groton, CT, dwelling house
and 200 acres in Kings Town for 460 pounds

2 Oct. 1711 Westerly - John with thirty five others purchased 5,300 acres
of land in Narraganset of the vacant lands.

In 1716 John was a freeman.

5 May 1722 John was appointed one of the executors of Nicholas Utter's
will and was given a legacy of 5 pounds.

On 4 Nov. 1727 John & wife Elizabeth sold 60 acres in Hunting Swamp Farm
in Portsmouth for L1,300 to William Wood & John Allan of Newport

In 1729-33 was Deputy for Town of Westerly  John also served as a Justice of
the Peace in Westerly, RI.

John's will was dated 24 Feb. 1739/40 and proved 28 July 1740.  The
document mentions wife Elizabeth; sons Stephen & Cyrus (of Stonington), daughters
Rebecca Worden, Sarah Lawton, Esther Tracy (of Preston, CT), Ann Hoxsie and
Content Davis; granddaughter Ruth Reynolds and grandsons Richmond & Joseph
Reynolds, children of  daughter Priscilla; daughter Abigail Burdick's five children
Simion, Abigail, Edmund, Jonathan and Elizabeth; and daughter Elizabeth Hull's
three children Sarah, Tristram and Hannah .67

JOHN and ELIZABETH had the following children:68
	42	M	i.	CYRUS RICHMOND.
.
	43	F	ii.	ABIGAIL RICHMOND.

              44	          F	iii.	 SARAH RICHMOND.
.
	45	M	iv.	STEPHEN RICHMOND was born on 3 Oct 1704 in Westerly,
RI.
.
	46	F	v.	ANN RICHMOND was born on 1 Nov 1706 in Westerly, RI. 5.
.
	47	F	vi.	ELIZABETH RICHMOND was born on 23 Aug 1715 in
Westerly, RI.
.
	48	F	vii.	REBECCA RICHMOND  married PETER IV WORDEN -
See WORDEN FAMILY GENEALOGY  by compiler.

	49	F	viii.	ESTHER RICHMOND.

	50	F	ix.	CONTENT RICHMOND was born about
1717 in Kingston, RI. ..

	51	F	x.	PRISCILLA RICHMOND.

	16.	JEDEDIAH IRISH (JOHN JR., JOHN SR.) was born on 7 Oct 1688 in Little Compton,
RI. He died in 1758 in Stonington, CT.69

Jedediah wrote his will 17 Apr 1757 and it was approved 13 June 1758. He left his
wife (not named) money, household goods etc. His children were  mentioned as follows:
"Judiah, beloved son,  100 pounds old money, daughter Mary Robinson 30 pounds son
John 403 pounds, son Joseph long gun purchased of Jesse Irish & 403 pounds, son
Job wearing apparel & 253 pounds, son George 60 pounds & shoemaker tools,
daughter Sarah one new featherbed & furniture belonging to it, a mare & side saddle
and 30 pounds, daughter Hannah, a feather bed & furniture belonging  to it & 30
pounds , four grandchildren, children of his daughter Elizabeth, deceased   20  
pounds divided among them, granddaughter Martha Lewis 20 pounds, grandson Elias
Irish  a short gun & two Spanish mill'd  dollars. The residue of the estate to be divided
among four sons John, Joseph, Job & George.  Son John Irish was executor of the
estate  &  John's widow was executrix.  Son John Irish received farming tools and any
compensation due to the trouble and  expenses of executing the estate. Witnesses to the
document were Robt. Hazard, Peleg Peckham, B. Peckham.70              

JEDEDIAH married MARY about 1711.

They had the following children:71

	52	M	i.	JEBEDIAH Jr. Irish was born on 16 Nov 1711 in North
Kingstown, RI.

	53	F	ii.	MARY IRISH was born on 22 Jan 1713/1714 in No.
Kingstown, RI.

	54	F	iii.	ELIZABETH IRISH was born on 4 Nov 1715 in No.
Kingstown, RI.

	55	F	iv.	SARAH IRISH.

	56	F	v.	LYDIA IRISH was born on 6 Nov 1718 in No. Kingstown, RI.

	57	M	vi.	JOHN IRISH was born on 9 Jun 1720 in No. Kingstown, RI.

	58	F	vii.	THANKFUL IRISH was born on 24 Aug 1722 in So.
Kingstown, RI.

	59	M	viii.	JOSEPH IRISH was born on 20 Apr 1724 in So. Kingstown,
RI.

	60	M	ix.	GEORGE IRISH.

	61	M	x.	JOB IRISH.

	62	F	xi.	HANNAH IRISH.

	17.	CONTENT IRISH (JOHN JR., JOHN SR.) was born in Sep 1691 in Little Compton, RI.
She died  1751 in Portsmouth, RI.72

CONTENT married (1) JOSEPH LAWTON, son of DANIEL LAWTON and
REBECCA MOTT, on 14 Jan 1714/1715 in Portsmouth, RI.73

They had the following children:74

	63	F	i.	REBECCA LAWTON was born on 19 Dec 1715 in Portsmouth,
RI.

	64	M	ii.	DAVID LAWTON was born on 21 May 1718 in Portsmouth,
RI.

	65	F	iii.	PRISCILLA LAWTON was born on 10 Jun 1721 in
Portsmouth, RI.

	66	F	iv.	ELIZABETH LAWTON was born on 4 Oct 1723 in
Portsmouth, RI.

	67	M	v.	JOHN LAWTON was born on 28 Feb 1725/1726 in
Portsmouth, RI.

CONTENT also married (2) WILLIAM WILBUR, son of BENJAMIN WILBUR and
MARY KINNICUT, on 16 Sep 1728 in Portsmouth, RI.75

They had the following children:76
	68	M	vi.	DANIEL WILBUR was born on 15 Jan 1728/1729 in Swanzey,
MA.

	69	M	vii.	JONATHAN WILBUR was born on 29 Jan 1731 in
Portsmouth, RI.

	70	M	viii.	BENJAMIN WILBUR was born on 4 Nov 1734 in Portsmouth,
RI.

	71	F	ix.	CONTENT WILBUR was born on 11 Jan 1736 in Portsmouth,
RI.

	19.	JOHN IRISH (JOHN JR., JOHN SR.) was born on 1 May 1699 in Little Compton, RI.
He died in Jul 1773 in Little Compton, RI.77

The will of John Irish of Little Compton RI  was proved 3 Aug. 1773
John left his wife a bed and furniture, bible and 1/2 the household goods, His sons John
and  Samuel were to provide food for his wife suitable for an aged woman until she
remarries. Son Edward Irish received 60 silver Spanish dollars. John said he had a
silver tankard which Edward gave him as a pledge for money borrowed. To sons
Charles & Ichabod 14 Spanish silver dollars. To son Levi one English crown. To
daughters Mary Manchester and Thankful Cook one silver Spanish Milled dollars
each.  Sons David & Samuel also received real property.  David & Samuel Irish
received residue of estate.  Son 0David Irish was appointed executor of the estate 
and the witnesses were George Rouse, Aaron Grinnell & Fobes Little.  78  


JOHN married THANKFUL WILBUR, daughter of SAMUEL WILBUR and MARY
POTTER, on 10 May 1720 Little Compton, RI 79  Thankful was born on 8 Jun 1700 in
Little Compton, RI.80 She was living in 1773. when her husband wrote his will.

They had the following children:81

	72	M	i.	EDWARD IRISH was born on 9 Jan 1721 in Little Compton, RI.

	73	M	ii.	CHARLES IRISH was born on 30 May 1723 in Little
Compton, RI.

	74	F	iii.	LYDIA IRISH was born on 9 Aug 1725 in Little Compton, RI.

	75	M	iv.	JOHN IRISH was born on 9 Dec 1727 in Little Compton, RI.


	76	M	v.	LEVI IRISH was born on 20 Oct 1730 in Little Compton, RI.

	77	F	vi.	MARY IRISH was born on 16 May 1734 in Little Compton, RI.

	78	F	vii.	ELIZABETH IRISH was born on 26 Feb 1732. She died in
1732.

	79	F	viii.	THANKFUL IRISH was born on 8 Jun 1737 in Little Compton,
RI.

	80	M	ix.	DAVID IRISH was born on 8 Jun 1737 in Little Compton, RI.

	81	M	x.	ICHABOD IRISH was born on 6 Jan 1740 in Little Compton,
RI.

	82	M	xi.	SAMUEL IRISH was born on 21 Jan 1743 in Little Compton,
RI.



END NOTES
1.   Plymouth Colony Records 4:18 hereinafter PCR
2.   Mayflower Descendant {Society of Mayflower Descendants - Boston, MA} Vol. 2:11
hereinafter MD)
3.   PCR 2:12/13
4.   PCR 12:73
5.   PCR 12:74
6.   MD 14:91
7.   PCR 5:252
8.   George Madison Bodge, Soldiers of King Philip's War {Baltimore MD, GenealogicalPublishing Co. Inc. reprint 1976} 457.
9.   Records of Plymouth Colony - Births, Marriages, Deaths, Burials and Other Records 1633-1689 edited by Nathaniel B. Shurtleff (reprint by George Ernest Bowman, Genealogical Publishing Co. 1976} 189.
10.  MD 14:91
11.  Robert Charles Anderson, The Great Migration Begins {Boston, NEHG,1995} Vol.2:1065
12.  Bridgewater Town Record  l:170
13.  MD 16:248 - 253
14.  Robert Charles Anderson, The Great Migration Begins {Boston, NEHG,1995} Vol. 2:1065
15.  Arnolds VRS of Little Compton, RI , 180 & gravestone
16.  MD 3:153
17.  Thomas Weston, History of the Town of Middleboro, Massachusetts  {Houghton, Mifflin & Co., Riverside Press, Cambridge, Ma 1906}.47
18.  Willis Luther Irish & Stella Bertha (Putnam) Irish Descendants of John Irish The Immigrant 1629 - 1963 and Allied Families {The Dingley Press, Freeport, ME 1964}  12.
19.  Little Compton Wills 1747 - 1875 NewEnglandAncestors.org  3:387 
20   Ibid 3:388
21.  Arnolds VRS of Little Compton, RI , 180 & gravestone
22.  Arnolds VRS of Little Compton RI, 180-181
23.  Arnolds Vital Records of Rhode Island, Little Compton , 36
24.  Ibid
25.  Ibid
26.  The American Genealogist, July 1984, 138
27.  Bristol RI VR, 51
28.  Ibid, 105
29.  Ibid, 105
30.  The American Genealogist, July 1984, 138
31.  Bristol PR 4:111/12 per H. L.Peter Rounds, C.G., Abstracts of Bristol Co.Massachusetts Probate Records 1687-1745  ‚Genealogical  Publishing Co. Baltimore, MD 1987} 90 hereinafter Rounds.
32.  Bristol PR4:101 per Rounds
33.  PCR 5:247
34.  Bristol PR 1:73/4 per Rounds, 14/15
35.  Taunton MA printed VR, 264
36.  Ibid, 264
37.  Bristol PR 1:73/4 per Rounds, 14/15
38.  Arnold’sVRS of Rhode Island, Little Compton, 180 
39.  Little Compton Wills 1747 - 1875 NewEnglandAncestors.org  1:30
40.  Arnold’s VRS of Rhode Island, Little Compton, 36 
41.  Ibid, 131
42.  Little Compton Wills 1747 - 1875 NewEnglandAncestors.org  1:371
43.  Arnolds VRS of Rhode Island  - Little Compton, 131
44.  Bristol PR 7:391/2 per Rounds, 206
45.  Bristol PR 7:390/393. per Rounds, 206
46.  Bristol PR 7:442/3 per Rounds, 209
47.  Bristol PR 10::315 per Rounds, 329
48.  Bristol PR 7:431,32 per Rounds, 208
49.  Bristol PR 7:432/3 per Rounds, 208 
50.  Arnold’s VRS of Rhode Island, Little Compton,36
51.  Ibid, 131
52.  Ibid
53.  Bristol PR 10:333 per Rounds, 330/31
54.  Bristol PR 10:332/33 per Rounds 330
55.  Bristol PR 10:335 per Rounds, 331
56.  Arnolds VRS of Rhode Island, Little Compton, 131
57.  Margaret  (the wife of James Hall)  bore two children by Edward Robertson Sr. while married to James Hall -- see Rhode Island Land Evidences 1648 - 1696 {Baltimore, Genealogical Publishing Co., 1970 reprint} Vol. 1:184,200  & and Fletcher Fiske, Rhode Island General Court of Trials 1671 - 1704 {Boxford MA, 1998}129
58.  Arnolds VRS of Rhode Island, Town of Westerly
59.  Bristol PR 3:56 per Rounds 52
60.  Bristol PR 3:161/2 per Rounds, 61
61.  On 3 Feb. 1716/17 widow Joanna Robertson late of Little Compton  bonds son David Robertson as apprentice to Jedediah Irish of Kingstown, yeoman, and wife Mary for 20 years, Witnesses Bethiah Wilcox & Syrus Richmond (Westerly Town Council 1:167)
62.  Arnolds VRS of Rhode Island, Town of Warwick spelled Schreech
63.  Ibid, bride of Little Compton
64.  Arnolds VRS of Rhode Island, Warwick
65.  John Richmond’s will as printed in Joshua Bailey Richmond, The
Richmond Family {Boston by author, 1897}14
66.  John Osborne Austin, Genealogical Dictionary of Rhode Island
comprising three generations of settlers who came before  1690 {John Munsell & son, Albany NY, 1897} 165 
67.  Joshua Bailey Richmond, The Richmond Family {Boston, by author,
1897}14 
68.  Ibid
69.  Stonington PR
70.  Ibid
71.  Ibid & Arnolds VRS of Rhode Island
72.  Will of Content Wilbur dated 20 May 1751, proved 10 June 1751
mentions son John Lawton, daughter Elizabeth Taylor, granddaughter Priscilla Sherman, son Benjamin Wilbur, daughter Content Wilbur, daughter Rebecca Hale - Portsmouth PR
73.  Arnolds VRS of  Rhode Island, Portsmouth
74.  Ibid
75   Ibid
76.  #1 Swanzey MA printed VR, 2-4 Arnolds VRS of  Portsmouth RI
77.  Arnolds VRS of Rhode Island, Little Compton, 131
78.  Little Compton Wills 1747 - 1875 NewEnglandAncestors.org , 235
79.  Arnolds VRS of Rhode Island,36
80.  Arnolds Vital Records of Rhode Island, Little Compton