SOULE, Elizabeth

SOULE, Elizabeth

Female Abt 1645 - Bef 1701  (~ 55 years)

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  • Name SOULE, Elizabeth 
    Born Abt 1645  Duxbury, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Female 
    _UID F24D80684F8D487998FB7581650DFF42009A 
    Died Bef 1701  Middleborough, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I65  George Soule
    Last Modified 11 Nov 2017 

    Father SOULE, George Sr.,   b. Bef 1600, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 22 Jan 1679, Duxbury, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 79 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother BUCKETT, Mary,   b. England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Dec 1676, Duxbury, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married Bef 1626  Plymouth, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    _UID 74AAD5507DDD432C9D2846D0559D15311FAB 
    Family ID F12  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 WALKER, Francis,   b. ca. 1645,   d. bef. 9 Apr 1702, Plymouth, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 57 years) 
    Married 2 Jul 1667 - 23 Jul 1668  Plymouth, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. WALKER, Isaac,   b. ca. Dec 1667, Plymouth, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. aft. 8 Nov 1713, Woodbridge, Middlesex Co., New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 45 years)  [Birth]
    Last Modified 20 Sep 2013 
    Family ID F448  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 CHURCH, Nathaniel 
    Married
    • On 3 March 1662/3 Elizabeth Soule and Nathaniel Church were fined for fornication. Elizabeth Soule sued Nathaniel Church for failure to marry her and won a partial judgement in Oct. 1663.

      On 2 July 1667 Elizabeth Soule was again charged with fornication with no male partner named.
    Children 
     1. SOULE/CHURCH, Child,   b. Abt 1662, Plymouth, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Prob dy, No record if miscarried, stillborn or full term & died Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 26 Oct 2014 
    Family ID F609  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Abt 1645 - Duxbury, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 2 Jul 1667 - 23 Jul 1668 - Plymouth, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Bef 1701 - Middleborough, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • GSSB#7
      12 MAY 2021

      Society of Mayflower Descendants #86727 - Approved 21 Mar 2014



      (Elizabeth Soule Walker is the 2nd generation of Mayflower approved descendants.)
    • FACTS & SPECULATION ON DETAILS OF ELIZABETH SOULE'S LIFE

      - On 3 March 1662/63 Elizabeth Soule, daughter of Mayflower passenger George Soule, and Nathaniel Church, grandson of Mayflower passenger Richard Warren, to whom she was engaged to be married, were each fined 5 pounds for fornication. By late 1663, Nathaniel still had not fulfilled his promise of marriage. On 5 October 1663 Elizabeth sued Nathaniel Church for breach of promise, with betrayal, and recovered 10 Pounds and cost.

      (1) Elizabeth Soule complaineth against Nathaniel Church, in an action upon the case, to the damage of two hundred pounds, for committing the act of fornication with her, the said Elisabeth, and for denying to marry her. The Jury finds for the plaintiff 10 pounds damage and the charge of the suite.
      (2) On 2 July 1667, (3-1/2 yrs later) Elizabeth was in court for committing fornication for the second time. This time she was sentenced to suffer corporal punishment by being whipped at the post.
      (3) No male partner was named in this action. If no male partner is named, she was therefore not caught in the act, as the first charge proves that the court had no problem fining and punishing both parties.
      (Speculation is a growing belly in her unmarried state was the evidence of fornication this second time.)

      By 23 July 1668 Francis Walker and Elizabeth Soule are married based on the recorded land transaction George Soule to daughter Elizabeth Walker, wife of Francis.
      (Speculation is that George Soule gave land to Francis Walker as payment for marrying his daughter. This would also seem to reinforce the fact that Elizabeth had been expecting a child.)

      It was mentioned in her father's will of 11 August 1677 that he had previously given her & her sister, Patience, in 1668, all of his lands in the Township of Middleberry Middleboro?) (Patience was mentioned in a codicil- had Elizabeth died by 1677?)

      (4) 14 Oct 1671 John Soule and Francis Walker, owners of a share in cedar swamp in Majors Purchase near Namassakeesett.
      27 Mar 1672 Francis Walker to John Wadsworth.
      (Had Elizabeth died by 1672 when Francis Walker started selling his land?)

      Francis Walker and Elizabeth moved to Woodbridge NJ and appear to have lived quietly there for the remainder of their lives (We have no more records on Elizabeth).

      It appears their son Isaac came back to Mass. and sold off the lands given to Francis and Elizabeth by her father, George Soule. 09 Apr 1702 Isaac Walker, formerly of Woodbridge, NJ, now of little Compton,land in ... (It seems Elizabeth would have been mentioned had she still been living in 1702.)

      13 Mar 1704/05 Isaac Walker, yeoman of Swansea to Benjamin Soule of Plymouth, half of 100 Acres in Middleboro in partnership with John Haskell.
      28 May 1705 Isaac Walker of Swansea to Benjamin Soule, land in Middleboro, formerly belonging to my honored father Francis Walker.
      31 May 1705 Isaac Walker of Swansea. Land in Middleboro formerly belonging to Francis Walker and John Haskell.

      SOURCES:
      (1)The Pilgrim Republic: An Historical Review of the Colony of New Plymouth, with Sketches of the Rise of Other New England Settlements, the History of Congregationalism, and the Creeds of the Period, p.597 By John Abbot Goodwin, Published by Ticknor and company, 1879, Original from Harvard University
      (2) Records of the Colony of New Plymouth, in New England By New Plymouth Colony, Nathaniel Bradstreet Shurtleff, Massachusetts General Court, David Pulsifer, p.111 Published by Press of W. White, 1857, Item notes: v.7, Original from Harvard University
      (3) Plymouth Colony, Its History & People, 1620-1691: Its History & People, 1620-1691, p.195-196, By Eugene Aubrey Stratton, Published by Ancestry Publishing, 1986
      (4) http://www.ilonaco.com/b24.htm
    • CHILDREN OF ELIZABETH SOULE WALKER -
      ELIZABETH, b. say 1644 (fined for committing fornication 3 March 1662/3 [ PCR 5:34]; sued Nathaniel Church 5 October 1663 for refusing to marry her [ PCR 7:111]; ordered whipped 2 July 1667 for committing fornication a second time [ PCR 5:162]); m. by 23 July 1668 Francis Walker. (From http://www.allaboutnhre.com/familytree/georgesoule.html
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      It is possible that Elizabeth had at least one other child besides Issac. Some theorize she was pregnant by Nathaniel Church when he refused to marry her. (No mention has been found - if there was a pregnancy, if it went full term, if a child was born or died.)
      The man in the second transgression was not named, but shortly after she married Francis Walker. (Was she pregnant at the time of the second transgression?)
      Isaac Walker (no date of birth documentation) but he has been documented in property records as their son.
      Some historians state Elizabeth had a child named Mary that married an "Ayers." .
      If Mary exists, could she be the daughter of Elizabeth and Nathaniel? No documentation has been found regarding this.
      There was another Francis Walker who lived in a nearby state during this same time. There could be confusion as to children and parents.
    • DEATH DATE AND BURIAL PLACE FOR ELIZABETH SOULE WALKER -
      There is no concrete information or gravesite available.
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      Some sources state she died in 1705 and is buried at the First Presbyterian Churchyard in Woodbridge, NJ.

      SPECULATION-NO DOCUMENTATION FOR THESE ENTRIES SHOWN AS FACTS
      U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current about Elizabeth Walker

      Name: Elizabeth Walker
      [Elizabeth Soule]
      Birth Date: 1645
      Birth Place: Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, USA
      Death Date: 1704
      Death Place: Middlesex, Middlesex County, New Jersey, USA
      Cemetery: First Presbyterian Churchyard
      Burial or Cremation Place: Woodbridge, Middlesex County, New Jersey, USA
      SPECULATION-NO DOCUMENTATION FOR THESE ENTRIES SHOWN AS FACTS

  • Sources 
    1. [S2] George Soule 1st Four Gens. (3rd Edition) , Wakefield, Robert S., ((Plymouth, MA: General Society of Mayflower Descendants, 1999)).