Note: [James Savage, Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England] SAMUEL, Sandwich 1643, br. of John of Boston, liv. after at Yarmouth, of wh. he was rep. 1654 and 6, and there by w. Eliz. m. at Yarmouth, had Samuel, b. 9 May 1649; Seth; and Eliz. wh. m. Abraham Holmes of Rochester. He was third min. of Marshfield, at wh. place he was ord. 1658, and d. 1 Sept. 1693, aged 71.
At Sandwich MA 1643. Proprietor 1652 and Freeman 1653 at New Plymouth MA. Representative from Yarmouth MA 1654-56. Proprietor of Marshfield and third pastor of its church from 1657 until his death
From Early Hist. of Marshfield, FTM CD171, pg 901: Rev. Samuel Arnold, the third pastor, was settled over the church in 1658. He was admitted a freeman of the Colony of New Plymouth on the seventh of June, 1653, having been propounded for freedom on the third of June of the previous year. He was, probably, and early inhabitant of Sandwich, where, in 1643, there was a person of the same name of suitable age to be enrolled among those who were able to perform military duty, he being at that time the only individual in the Colony known to bear that name. Subsequently a Samuel Arnold, undoubtedly the same, was at Yarmouth, where he had a son Samuel born on the ninth of May, n 1649. He continued with the Marshfield Church until his decease, which occurred on the first of September, 1693.
Records of the First Church in Marshfield, Mass. FTM CD203, pg 36: The oldest know records of the First Church in Marshfield, Mass., are found in a small note book, in which Rev. Edward Tompson made the first entry in 1696. Mr. Thompson's statement that he could not recover the names of the female members of the church, indicates that if any earlier records had been made they had been lost. Mr. Thompson's last entry was the record of an admission to membership, on 4 February, 1704/5, the next entry being the record of his death on 16 March, 1704/5 (pg 1) The first ordained Pastor of this Church was Mr. Edward Bulkly who removed from hence, to the Town of Concord in N. Eng'd where he died in this present year 1696. After the Removal of Mr. Edward Bulkley Mr. Samuel Arnold was Ordained Teacher of this Church and Served in that office 35 years & died Septem 3. 1693 In the 71st year of his Age.
FTM CD113, Early Settlers of NE by Savage pg 66: SAMUEL, Sandwich 1643, br. of John of Boston, liv. after at Yarmouth, of wh. he was rep. 1654 and 6, and there by w. Eliz. m. at Yarmouth, had Samuel, b. 9 May 1649; Seth; and Eliz. wh. m. Abraham Holmes of Rochester. He was third min. of Marshfield, at wh. place he was ord. 1658, and d. 1 Sept. 1693, aged 71. SAMUEL, Rochester, first min. of that town, ord. 1684, was s. of the preced. and d. bef. 1717. 2 Mass. Hist. Coll. IV. 259-62.
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