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Stephen Northup Jr. was born 1660 in Providence, Providence Co., Rhode Island, the 1st son of Stephen Northup Sr. He lived at North Kingston. Stephen married Mary Thomas 11 July 1684 in Jamestown, Newport Co., Rhode Island. She was born in 1664 in or near Jamestown, Newport Co., Rhode Island, and died 26 December 1754. They had eleven, or possibly twelve children.

Stephen Northup jr. testified sometime in 1721 that he was 61 years old and that he had known the Pequot Path for 48 years. In 1687 he bought a tract of land on Boston Neck, known as the Middlefield Farm. Stephen died on June 12, 1733 in N. Kingston, R.I. There is quite a bit of historical data available on this family and I will be linking in some of this State of Rhode Island records in the near future.

The Complete Book of Emigrants, 1607-1776:

1 June 1731. Deposition by Ferdinando John Paris of the Inner Temple, London, gent, that the Privy Council had considered an appeal brought by Eunice Wharton against two verdicts given in Rhode Island relating to properties in North Kingston in favour of Stephen Northup, Thomas Northup, Benjamin Northup, Henry Northup Jr., Nicholas Northup and Lawrence Whaley, and on 23 December 1730 ordered a re-trial in Rhode Island. The deponent had discovered that the will of Richard Wharton had been proved in April 1690 in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury, but that Court refused to send the original to Rhode Island. (LMC).

Date born 2: 1660, North Kingston, Washington Co., Rhode Island
Will: 12 June 1733, Will Proved, bequeath to his wife, Mary, 200 pounds, negro Hager, household goods, three cows, thirty sheep, a riding beast and use of dwelling for life with orchard, etc. Will names wife Mary, sons Thomas, Nicholas and Henry; daughters Abigail Watson, Mercy Allen, Patience Hazard; grandchildren Abigail ________ (Eldred?), Elizabeth Eldred; Freelove and Mary Watson; Elizabeth and Mary Watson; Margaret Northup; Mary Sharman; Mar_____ ______; grandsons Steven, Jonathan and Job Card. Appears to have out-lived six of his children: Stephen III, Rebecca, Mary, Ann, Joseph and Benjamin.
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Stephen Northup Family

Children of Stephen and Mary Northup

Stephen Northup b. 1684, Jamestown, Newport Co., Rhode Island; m. Damaris?? d. 18 March 1714/15
Abbigail Northup b. 1685, Kingstown, Washington Co., Rhode Island; M. #1 1708: Samuel Eldred; (b: 1690) #2 1722: John Watson (b: 22 JUL 1676) d. 22 August 1737
Henry Born abt 1686 M. Mary (Eldred) Cary (b: ABT. 1679 in Rhode Island) Died before 1762
Rebecca Northup b. Abt. 1687; m. THOMAS TABER, 4 July 1700, Bristol, Dartmouth, Massachusetts; (b. Abt. 1685) d. 11 November 1731;
Thomas Northup Born in 1688, N. Kingston, R.I. M. Catherine Westgate (child, Sarah; 10-09-1717) d. 7 March 1761, Groton, New London Co., Connecticut.
Mary Northup b. 1689, Kingston, Washington Co., Rhode Island; M. 1) Abt 1710: Jonathan Card (b: 1684 in North Kingston, Washington Co. RI)
M. 2) ABT. 1724 Jeffrey CHAMPLIN (b: 1685 in Westerly, Washington Co. RI) d. 1733
Nicholas Northup b. 1/20/1690; N. Kingstown M. #1 Abigail Eldred, #2 Freelove Eldred; Jun 23, 1730; #3 Sarah Gould Died 1764
Ann Born abt 1691 in Falmouth, Barnstable Co. MA M. ABT. 1713; Yelverton GIFFORD (b: 22 APR 1676) D. ??
Joseph Born abt 1696 Died ??
Benjamin Born abt 1698 Died ??
Mercy B. abt 1702 M. 15 JUL 1725 in S.Kingston, Washington, RI: Caleb Allen (b: 27 FEB 1703 in Dartmouth, Bristol, MA) Died Aft MAY 1736
Patience Born June 27, 1705 M. BEF. 12 JUN 1733; Robert Hazard (03/11/1703-12/08/1789) Died June 26, 1785
Note: John B. Northup's data differs from mine somewhat on these children, especially Patience. In addition, he does not mention Ann.