In his book Newington, New Hampshire Families in the Eighteenth Century, Henry Hardon states that Samuel, born about 1674, married first Abigail Richards the daughter of William and Mary (Batchelder). We haven't found any additional information regarding this marriage but believe he is accurate as we've reviewed the summary of Abigail's mother's [Mary Richards] probate records which mention that administration of her estate was granted to her son Samuel Richards and his brother-in-law Samuel Shackford of Portsmouth on Feb 10, 1702/1703.
In Samuel's will, he gives and bequeaths unto "my beloved Wife Frances twenty Eight pounds p annum Dureing her life and in lieu of her thirds of My Estate: to be paid by my son William: in any thing that my wife may want for housekeeping." He also leaves his wife "or her order the sume of fifty pounds money as he can produce the same out of the Income of My Estate: or sooner if he See fit" and leaves her "the Eastern End of My Dwelling house in Portsmouth that part where I now livth Durering her Widowhood."
We see from the 1869 New England Historical & Genealogical Register and Antiquarian Journal that Samuel married Frances on May 10, 1716.
Communicated by Col. Joshua W. Pierce, of Portsmouth.]
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Saml Shackford of Portsmo and ffrancis Peobody of Topsfield w marryd
10 May 1716
William Shackford/Deborah Trickey
Samuel Shackford/Abigail Richards
William Shackford/Susanna Downing
Samuel Shackford/Elizabeth Ring
Samuel Shackford/Nancy Walker
Samuel Shackford/Nancy Buzzell
John William Shackford/Mary Cole McLelland
Joseph Wesley Shackford/Cora Kingsbury
Isabel Temple Shackford/Gustavus Walker Dyer
We'll continue to research and share more about Isabel's SHACKFORD ancestors.
Batchellor Albert Stillman, Editor of State Papers, Probate Records of the Province of New Hampshire Vol 1 1635-1717 State Papers Series Vol. 31 (Concord, N. H.: Rumford Printing Co, 1907), page 499; digital images, Google Books (http://books.google.com : accessed 23 April 2014
Hardon Henry W, Newington, New Hampshire Families in the Eighteenth Century (Bowie, Maryland: Heritage Books, Inc, 1991), p. 163
The New England Historical & Genealogical Register and Antiquarian Journal, Published Quarterly, Under the Direction of the New England Historic Genealogical Society For the Year 1869. Volume XXIII (Boston: The Society, 1869), page 392; digital images, http://books.google.com (: accessed 23 April 2014