Naomi Torrey

F, b. 3 December 1641
FatherWilliam Torrey b. b 21 Dec 1608, d. 10 Jun 1690
MotherElizabeth Fry
     Naomi was born the 3rd day of the 10th month 1641. in Weymouth, Norfolk County, Massachusetts.1,2 Naomi married John Lowell circa 1664.3,4 John & Naomi had children: Ruth [7/11/1665], Margaret [10/20/1666], Samuel [8/01/1669- d. y.], Samuel [1/30/1671], William [8/09/1672], Elizabeth [3/01/1674], Ebenezer [1675][m. 1/20/1694 Elizaberth Shaler], Williiam [1/03/1676], Mehitable [1/07/1677], Benjamin [11/05/1679] & Nathaniel [2/28/1681].5 In early 1680, the couple lost their home in Boston by fire. In March of the same year, Naomi's brother, Josiah, bought the land from them where the house had stood.6 Naomi's husband, John, died on 7 June 1694 in Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, leaving her a widow.7 On 27 September 1694, her brother Josiah deeded a "dwelling house" in Boston to her. On 22 January 1695, Naomi deeded her home to her son, Ebenezer, with the provision that the lower room and shop and space in the yard for laying wood were reserved for her during her life. On 5 December 1695, in need of further financial assistance, she mortgaged her home for 53 pounds to Thomas Hunt, her brother-in-law, with hopes of repaying the mortgage within the year. She acknowledged this deed on 13 April 1696. This mortgage deed was acknowledged as paid and cancelled by Thomas, dated 3 February 1704.8


John Lowell b. b 18 Mar 1631/32, d. 7 Jun 1694


  1. [S1193] Charles Clinton Baldwin, Baldwin Genealogy With Maternal Branches, page 335.
  2. [S1934] William B Trask, Early Records of Boston, page 349.
  3. [S144] Elmira Torrey Blake Fenno Gendrot, The Ancestory & Allied Famillies of Nathan Blake III, page 84.
  4. [S1195] Clifford L. Stott, Humphrey Blake & His Descendants in New England & South Carolina, page 66.
  5. [S143] Frederic Crosby Torrey, The Torrey Families in America, pages 35-36 - 344.
  6. [S143] Frederic Crosby Torrey, The Torrey Families in America, pages 343-344.
  7. [S1358] Almira Torrey Blake Fenno Gendrot, The ancestry and allied families of Nathan Blake 3rd and Susan (Torrey ..., page 84.
  8. [S143] Frederic Crosby Torrey, The Torrey Families in America, pages 344.