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NameNathaniel Byfield
Livedb. ca. 1653-01-01 - d. 1733-06-06 (old)
Linked Manuscripts
Linked SermonsSermon on Jeremiah 10:24 -- auditor (autograph: yes)
Linked Reports
Associated PlacesLong Ditton -- HomeMassachusetts House of Representatives -- Place of BusinessBristol -- Post
Source of DataCatherine Evans
Biographical Sources ConsultedCharles Knowles Bacon "The Founders" (1919)
Other NoteAuditor and host for Sermon 19561. Byfield was born in Long Ditton, England, the 21st child of the rector Richard Byfield and Sarah Juxon. His father was member of the Westminster Assembly. He arrived in Boston in 1674 and married Deborah Clark. He invested heavily in Rhode Island lands, becoming a settler at Bristol. Byfield was a jurist and Speaker of the Massachusetts General Court and first judge of Court of Vice-Admiralty. He married again following the death of his first wife and had 2 children who survived to majority. .
GEMMS record createdApril 20, 2020
GEMMS record last editedApril 20, 2020