In 1650 he was of Essex Co., Mass. and testified
last will and testament of Honor Rolfe. She left a nuncupative
will to which he and Henry Lakin of Charlestown swore (Essex
Co. Probate printed records 1. 137). It seems quite possible that
he was a younger brother of William Vaughan of Portsmouth,
N.H., who married Margaret Cutts. There was an earlier George
Vaughan who Came to the colonies in 1631 but returned to
England. It has been considered that both William and George
were his sons and that possibly John of Rhode Island was of the
same family" (Mrs. Mary L. Holman in American Genealogist.
Vol. 23-24 P. 24-31). He appears in Marsfield, Mass. in 1652
when he married Elizaabeth Hinksman daughter of Edmond.
(Mayflower Descendants Mag. Vol. 2, P.4-- Marshfield Vital Statistics--
P.1 New England Gen. Register Vol. 16, P. 347). There his first five
children were born and baptized in the Second Church of
Scituate -- now the First Unitarian of Norwell, Mass.
On June 5, 1658 he was sued by John Sutton for detaining
bill. He was fined in Marshfield on Oct. 21, 1666 for not
attending public service. (colony records) On March 1663/4, he
sued William Shurtleff for debt and won. July 5, 1699 he is
allowed to keep an Inn or "Ordinary" for the entertainment
of strangers at Middlebury. (Court order, Plymouth Col. Rec. 5.24.)
Two more children, George and Mercy were born to them in
Middleboro -- both mentioned in his will, but since many
Middleboro Records were destroyed in King Philips War in
1675, they were not recorded.
Much of the data we have was compiled from Bible
documents preserved by citizens and from Plymouth Church
Records of which Middleboro was at first part. He was a
Freeman among the list of residents in 1663 in Middleboro,
owned much land, was a town constable 1 June 1675, was in
the garrison at the outbreak of King Philip's War. He and
many of his descendants lived in that part of Middleboro
known as the Wauppaunucket. There still is a Vaughan
Street in that section.
1n 1677 he purchased William Hoskin's share in 26
purchase -- passed to Joseph in 1690. (Mayflower Descendants
Mag. Vol. 2, P. 159, Vol. 10, P. 1-9,101.)
See Weston's History of Middleboro. He died 20 October
in his 73rd yr. and is buried in Nemasket Hill Cemetery beside
his wife Elizabeth who died 26 June 1693 in her 60th year.
Her's is the oldest stone in the cemetery. The inscription is
still legible. His will dated June 30, 1694 was proved 10 Nov.
1694. The Inventory was taken by Samuel Wood and John
Bennett. His property amounted to L-43, 8-s, 4-p-some over
$2,000 in those days.
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