A History of the Kidder Family from A.D. 1320 to 1676: Including a Biography of Our Emigrant Ancestor, James Kidder, Also a Genealog of His Descendants Through His Son, John Kidder, who Settled in Chelmsford, Mass., about 1681

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David Clapp and Son, 1886 - 175 pages
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Page 62 - He was present and behaved with marked coolness and courage in most of the battles in which the army of the Potomac was engaged, and also in the different raids, scouts and skirmishes in which his regiment participated.
Page 36 - official minister or preacher' at every quarterly meeting to read the names of those who have been excluded from the Church during the preceding quarter. . . . When persons are thus read out of the society by the official minister,
Page 12 - ... his name appears as having received ten shillings as the bounty for killing a wolf. "In 1653, the General Court granted Shawshine, now Billerica, to Cambridge, and for several years it continued to form a part of that town ; many of its older residents, receiving grants of lands, soon removed there. It is most likely that James Kidder was among the first to take up his abode in that wilderness (and it is quite probable he may have gone there as early as 1653 or '4) and to have made, as soon as...
Page 13 - ... of their children were baptized there. When a church was organized at Billerica, they were among the first to become members of it. In 1662, he was a juror of the Court holden in Cambridge, and in the Court records of that year we find the following entry : " James Kidder is allowed to be sergant of the Military Company at Billerica." This may be thought a small affair for the courts to take cognizance of, but the organization of the military of that day was a matter of the first importance,...
Page 4 - Between the easternmost columns, on the north side of the choir, is the lofty monument of Bishop Kidder and his lady, who were killed in the great storm of November 26, 1703. This was erected by their surviving daughter, who is represented, by an elaborate figure, reclining on a slab, and looking at two urns supposed to contain the ashes of her ill-fated parents. At the sides are two Corinthian columns, supporting an entablature and open pediment, crowned with flaming lamps and a lozenge shield of...
Page 4 - Maresfield at his request, although none of his direct relatives for three generations had been interred there. The most distinguished of the family was Richard Kidder, Bishop of Bath and Wells. He was born in 1633, at East Grinstead, the birth-place of the American immigrant, of whom he was a kinsman. His father was a reputable landholder in that parish. He was educated at Emanuel College, Cambridge, where he was admitted a sizer in 1649; was Rector of St. Martin's, London, Prebend of Norwich 1681,...
Page 139 - April 15, 1848; he was reared on a farm, attending the district school in the winter and working on the farm in the summer.
Page 29 - ... which he did, and was appointed to call the first meeting. After this charter expired, he went again the second time, and afterwards presided at the reorganization of the town. "About 1770, Gov. Wentworth conferred on him the title of Colonel of a regiment of militia, which was then a responsible office, and this appointment was probably the principal reason for the course he subsequently took in the Revolution. From the Masonian proprietors he received the grant, under certain restrictions,...
Page 121 - There he was graduated in 1867, again taking the first rank, and then entered the Harvard Law School, where he received the degree of LL.B. in 1869.
Page 1 - ... family of the name is found to have resided in the old quiet agricultural village of Maresfield, or as it was more anciently written, 'Marsfielde,' which is situated in the county of Sussex, about seventy miles from London. (Some account relating to a transfer of land there, dated as early as 1370, in which the name of Kydder is a party, is said to be still extant.

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