Abigail TEMPLE was born in 1721.23 She died on 28 February 1810 at the age of 89 in Groton, Grafton, NH.23 Buried in Groton, NH, near the Groton Town House. Temple may not be her maiden name.

Abigail TEMPLE79842 was born on 8 May 1722 in Concord, Middlesex, MA.79843,79844 She died in 1733 at the age of 11 in Concord, Middlesex, MA.79844 Parents: Benjamin TEMPLE-122 and Abigail WAITE-128.

Abigail TEMPLE79845 was born on 13 March 1729/30 in Shrewsbury, Worcester, MA.79756 She died on 31 August 1733 at the age of 3 in Shrewsbury, Worcester, MA.43106,79844 Parents: Isaac TEMPLE-164 and Elizabeth HOLLAND-169.

Abigail TEMPLE was born on 1 April 1744 in Shrewsbury, Worcester, MA.79846

Abigail TEMPLE79847 was born on 15 April 1749 in Concord, Middlesex, MA.79843,79848 Birth is calculated from age at death according to her grave marker. She died on 22 June 1782 at the age of 33 in Concord, Middlesex, MA.79848 Buried in Old Hill Burying Ground, Concord, MA. Not found in Some Temple Pedigrees. Parents: Benjamin TEMPLE-122 and Abigail WAITE-128. Parents: Benjamin TEMPLE-145 and Hannah -854.

Spouse: John HART-16815. Abigail TEMPLE and John HART were married. No marriage date has been found, and Abigail's grave marker gives her surname as Temple, indicating she was not married.

Abigail TEMPLE7318,79849 was born on 4 April 1749 in Concord, Middlesex, MA.20652,79850 She died on 20 June 1782 at the age of 33 in Concord, Middlesex, MA.20652,79851 Buried in Old Hill Burying Ground, Concord, MA. Parents: Benjamin TEMPLE-847 and Abigail HARRIS-916.

Abigail TEMPLE8315,79852 was born on 20 May 1766 in Westmoreland, Cheshire, NH.8315,17568,79853 She moved before June 1796 in Galway, Saratoga, NY.8315 She moved about 1800 in Batavia, Genesee, NY.36146 Abigail died after 1818 at the age of 52.8315 No direct evidence that she was the Abigail Temple who married Combs House Jr. Conclusion based on circumstantial evidence, timing and location. Margaret Behnke, indicates that she definitely did marry a HOUSE, but no first name for him has been found. Of more certainty is the information associated with her second marriage and subsequent relocations, etc. It is clear that Combs House remarried, to Deborah Brooks, with whom he had Charles and Lucy, the latter being born in 1798. However, some confusion exists over that as well, since the Wisconsin DAR's Bible and Cemetery records (GRC Series 1, Vol. 31, p. 73), assigns Charles and Lucy to Abigail.

She is said to have had 14 children. Parents: Elijah TEMPLE-781 and Abigail THOMPSON-791.

Spouse: Combs HOUSE Jr.-17725. Abigail TEMPLE and Combs HOUSE Jr. were married on 23 September 1782 in Springfield Twp., Windsor, VT.8316,17360 They8316,17360 were divorced before 1790. Children were: Elisha HOUSE-43899.

Spouse: Patrick O'FLYNG-23821. Abigail TEMPLE and Patrick O'FLYNG were married about 1790.62013 Children were: Patrick O'FLYNG-61465, Temple Elijah O'FLYNG-61466, Edmund O'FLYNG-61464, Felix O'FLYNG-61467, Lucy O'FLYNG-61468, Nelly O'FLYNG-61469, Enos O'FLYNG-61470, Abigail Temple O'FLYNG-26319.

Abigail TEMPLE was born on 29 June 1771 in Hollis, Hillsborough, NH.79854

Abigail TEMPLE79855 was born on 24 September 1776 in Shrewsbury, Worcester, MA.26473,79756,79856 She died on 19 March 1841 at the age of 64 in Princeton, Worcester, MA.23 Association with Phinehas Gleason based on timing and location. Parents: Lt. Jonas TEMPLE-889 and Olive KEYES-1041.

Spouse: Phinehas GLEASON-16331. Abigail TEMPLE and Phinehas GLEASON were married on 20 May 1798 in Boylston, Worcester, MA.9331,11117 Children were: Ezra GLEASON-17714, James Baxter GLEASON-32560, Martha Keyes GLEASON-32561, John Temple GLEASON-32562, Phineas Merrill GLEASON-32563, Abigail Persis GLEASON-32564, Henry Bagg GLEASON-32565, Julia Davis GLEASON-32566.

Abigail TEMPLE79857 was born on 25 April 1778 in Shrewsbury, Worcester, MA.3031,79756,79858 She died in 1842 at the age of 64.45146 Parents: Timothy TEMPLE-860 and Eunice Deborah BALL-971.

Spouse: Timothy HOWARD Jr.-13446. Abigail TEMPLE and Timothy HOWARD Jr. were married on 19 May 1800 in Boylston, Worcester, MA.9331 Intention filed 20 Mar 1800 in Berlin, MA. Children were: Emeline HOWARD-13447, Sophronia HOWARD-13448, Rufus HOWARD-13449, James HOWARD-13450, George HOWARD-13451.

Abigail TEMPLE79859 was born on 7 May 1782 in Bolton, Worcester, MA.13604,79764 Parents: John ("Pine Hill") TEMPLE-919 and Dorothy STOW-1120.

Spouse: William BERRY-16865. Abigail TEMPLE and William BERRY were married on 17 October 1805 in Marlborough, Middlesex, MA.7851

Abigail TEMPLE1966,79860 was born on 17 March 1785 in Heath, Franklin, MA.41790 She was baptized on 20 April 1788 in Heath, Franklin, MA.41790 Parents: Solomon TEMPLE-861 and Abigail HAYDEN-979.

Spouse: Henry BUTLER-16838. Abigail TEMPLE and Henry BUTLER were married. Children were: Mary BUTLER-27541, Lucy BUTLER-27542, Betsey BUTLER-27543, William BUTLER-27544, Joel BUTLER-27545.

Abigail TEMPLE79861 was born on 19 May 1785.25079 She died on 12 April 1841 at the age of 55.25079 Unmarried. Parents: John TEMPLE-878 and Joanna TEMPLE-873.

Abigail TEMPLE was born in 1798 in NJ.79862 She died on 21 January 1875 at the age of 77 in Butler Co., OH.79862 Temple is probably not her maiden name.

Abigail TEMPLE was born on 10 June 1799 in Northborough, Worcester, MA.23 Parents: Henry TEMPLE-36874 and Achsah MC BRIDE-36875.

Abigail TEMPLE was born in 1804 in Duxbury, Washington, VT.11098 Parents: Samuel Hayden TEMPLE-981 and Mary SABIN-61807.

Abigail TEMPLE was born on 27 May 1810 in Marlborough, Middlesex, MA.79764 She subject of a guardianship in 1818 in Marlborough, Middlesex, MA.79863 She died on 14 June 1863 at the age of 53 in Framingham, Middlesex, MA.23 Buried in Church Hill Cemetery, Framingham, MA. Parents: Jonas TEMPLE-907 and Elizabeth (Betsey) MAYNARD-1103.

Spouse: Daniel HEWES-32213. Abigail TEMPLE and Daniel HEWES were married on 29 March 1834 in Marlborough, Middlesex, MA.23 Children were: George W. HEWES-36893, George H. HEWES-36894.

Abigail TEMPLE79864 was born on 15 September 1817 in Heath, Franklin, MA.16063,29026,41790 She appeared in the census in July 1860 in Heath, Franklin, MA.29026 She died on 30 November 1894 at the age of 77 in Whately, Franklin, MA.23,16063 Buried in South Cemetery, Heath, MA. Parents: Richard TEMPLE-984 and Eunice CHRISTEE-1253.

Spouse: Aaron DICKINSON-17279. Abigail TEMPLE and Aaron DICKINSON were married on 9 July 1844 in Heath, Franklin, MA.16063,21951 Children were: William Alexander (William) DICKINSON-38975, George Lyman DICKINSON-38976, Abbie Louise DICKINSON-38977, Edward Spencer DICKINSON-38978.

Abigail TEMPLE79865 was born on 3 February 1818 in Princeton, Worcester, MA. She died on 18 September 1819 at the age of 1 in Princeton, Worcester, MA.23,17334 Buried in West Cemetery, Princeton, MA. Parents: Joshua TEMPLE-1057 and Lucy BROOKS-16314.

Abigail TEMPLE45187 was born about 1831 in Moscow, Somerset, ME.45187 Probably died young. Parents: Elijah TEMPLE-32301 and Anna WHITCOMB-32297.

Abigail TEMPLE79866 was born on 19 August 1847 in Reading, Middlesex, MA.64352 She died on 18 September 1847 at the age of 0 in Reading, Middlesex, MA.61409 Died of a sore mouth. Buried in Laurel Hill Cemetery, Reading, MA. Parents: Timothy TEMPLE-5722 and Sophronia W. FLINT-6061.

Abigail TEMPLE was born on 20 April 1986 in OH.79867 She died on 14 June 2014 at the age of 28 in OH.79867 Cremated.

Spouse: MA-179596.

Abigail (Abbey) TEMPLE was born in April 1854 in Kings Co., NY.19363,19364,27393,27394,27395 In 1900, she claimed Apr 1860. Gave her age as 48 in 1910. Unmarried. She appeared in the census in June 1860 in St. Paul, Ramsey, MN.27393 She appeared in the census in June 1865 in Brooklyn, Kings, NY.27395 Abigail appeared in the census in June 1870 in Brooklyn, Kings, NY.27394 She appeared in the census in June 1900 in Brooklyn, Kings, NY.19363 She appeared in the census in June 1905 in Brooklyn, Kings, NY.19365 Abigail lived 228 St. Johns Place in Brooklyn, Kings, NY in 1910.79868 She appeared in the census in April 1910 in Brooklyn, Kings, NY.19364 She died on 24 June 1910 at the age of 56 in Brooklyn, Kings, NY.79868,79869 Died at home suddenly. Buried in Greenwood Cemetery, Brooklyn, NY, Lot 7325, Section 73. Parents: James TEMPLE-133496 and Abigail (Abbey) DAVIS-133497.

Abigail (Abby) TEMPLE79870 was born on 4 December 1829 in Westford, Middlesex, MA.6787,21973,22022 She appeared in the census in August 1850 in Acton, Middlesex, MA.22022 Living with the Daniel Wetherbee family. She appeared in the census in July 1860 in Acton, Middlesex, MA.21973 Abigail died on 27 December 1907 at the age of 78 in Quincy, Norfolk, MA.23 Buried in Woodlawn Cemetery, Acton, ME. She has reference number RLT # (None).38136 She moved in Wollaston, Norfolk, MA.6787 Parents: Samuel TEMPLE-1114 and Mary (Polly) HARRIS-1553.

Spouse: William Henry (Henry) CHAPMAN-17369. Abigail (Abby) TEMPLE and William Henry (Henry) CHAPMAN were married after August 1850 in Acton, Middlesex, MA.11497 Children were: Abbie L. CHAPMAN-46149, Mary Emma CHAPMAN-46150, Amy K. CHAPMAN-46151.

Abigail (Abby) TEMPLE68939 was born in 1853 in WI.31332,68940,68941 She appeared in the census in August 1860 in Oxford, Marquette, WI.68941 In June 1870 she was a carpet weaver in Portage, Columbia, WI.68940 Abigail died in 1924 at the age of 71 in CO.31332 Buried in Linn Grove Cemetery, Greeley, CO. Parents: Joab Brown (Joe) TEMPLE-13095 and Isabel Elizabeth (Belle) ROBINSON-43167.

Spouse: Charles ECKMAN-80220. Abigail (Abby) TEMPLE and Charles ECKMAN were married.

Abigail (Abby) TEMPLE (private).79871 Parents: Daniel Benson (Danny) TEMPLE-20326 and Loranne MARSH-78217.

Abigail (Nabby) TEMPLE79764 was baptized on 12 May 1771 in Marlborough, Middlesex, MA.79764 Parents: Jonathan TEMPLE-21039 and Dorothy MORSE-1072.

Spouse: David HUNTER-29607. Abigail (Nabby) TEMPLE and David HUNTER were married on 16 March 1794 in Marlborough, Middlesex, MA.23,45938 Children were: Jane HUNTER-32604, Edward HUNTER-32605, James HUNTER-32606, William HUNTER-32607, Denna HUNTER-32608, Ann HUNTER-32609.

Abigail (Nabby) TEMPLE79872,79873 was born on 25 September 1787 in Marlborough, Middlesex, MA.23316,79874 She died between 1827 and 1831 at the age of 40. She died before Josiah Walcott. Parents: Jonas TEMPLE-167 and Sarah WOODS-900.

Spouse: Josiah WALCOTT-16832. Abigail (Nabby) TEMPLE and Josiah WALCOTT were married on 9 December 1804 in Marlborough, Middlesex, MA.7851,23316 Children were: Jonas Temple WALCOTT-32157, Truman WALCOTT-32158, Freeman WALCOTT-32159, Abigail WALCOTT-32160, Josiah WALCOTT-32161, George Kendall WALCOTT-32162, Francis Dexter WALCOTT-32163, Daniel Henry WALCOTT-32164, Asa Whitcomb WALCOTT-32165, Augustine Gilman WALCOTT-32166, Sarah Elizabeth WALCOTT-32167.

Abigail Ann TEMPLE (private).7377 Parents: Howard Anthony (Tony) TEMPLE-80626 and Candice Francis (Candy) HANNEVEN-80627.

Spouse: Jason E. JOHNSON-106345.

Abigail Ann (Annie) TEMPLE was born in 1848 in Benbrook, Wentworth, Ontario, Canada.14955 She lived in Saltfleet, Wentworth, Ontario, Canada in 1865.21012 She died in January 1902 at the age of 54 in Barton, Wentworth, Ontario, Canada.14956,42694 Parents: John TEMPLE-139014 and Lucy Ann HENRY-139015.

Spouse: Archibald Alexander CARSCALLEN-139016. Abigail Ann (Annie) TEMPLE and Archibald Alexander CARSCALLEN were married on 25 September 1865 in Barton, Wentworth, Ontario, Canada.14956,21012

Abigail C. (Abbie) TEMPLE79875 was born on 19 October 1822 in Newbury, Orange, VT.7598,79876 She appeared in the census in September 1850 in Manchester, Hillsborough, NH.79876 She died on 8 September 1874 at the age of 51 in Amherst, Hillsborough, NH.26171,79877 Parents: Ebenezer TEMPLE-5799 and Rebecca GIBSON-5915.

Spouse: Zadoc FARMER-19364. Abigail C. (Abbie) TEMPLE and Zadoc FARMER were married on 11 October 1855 in Newbury, Orange, VT.33057

Abigail C. (Abbie) TEMPLE79878 was born on 9 August 1840 in Hillsborough, Hillsborough, NH.7984,17568,79879 She appeared in the census in August 1850 in Hillsborough, Hillsborough, NH.79879 She moved after 1858 in Washington, Sullivan, NH.25662 Abigail died on 27 December 1883 at the age of 43 in Hillsborough, Hillsborough, NH.7984,19696,25661 Died of breast cancer. Buried in Pine Hill Cemetery, Hillsboro, NH. Parents: Joel TEMPLE-5798 and Sarah (Sally) DODGE-19357.

Spouse: Montgomery CRAIG-19359. Abigail C. (Abbie) TEMPLE and Montgomery CRAIG were married on 29 January 1860 in Enfield, Grafton, NH.1888,7984,25661 Some Temple Pedigrees gave 9 Jan 1858. Children were: Thomas M. CRAIG-90288, Nellie J. CRAIG-30772, Fred D. CRAIG-90286, Angie Belle CRAIG-90287.

Abigail Codman TEMPLE was born on 9 June 1918 in Boston, Suffolk, MA.23,56027,56028,56029,59198 She appeared in the census in January 1920 in Boston, Suffolk, MA.56027 She appeared in the census in April 1930 in Boston, Suffolk, MA.56028 Abigail appeared in the census in April 1940 in Pembroke, Plymouth, MA.56029 She served in the military between 1942 and 1951.59200 Dates not inclusive. She was serving in the Army Air Force sat the time of her 1943 wedding. She was stationed iin Washington, DC, at the time. By 1951, she was serving in the Air Force. Specific dates, units, ranks and locations unknown. She lived 47 Rhode Island Avenue, NW in Washington, DC in 1943.16552 Abigail lived in Tonopah, Nye, NV in 1946.59199 She lived 2110 Florida Avenue, NW in Washington, DC in 1951.59200 She died on 10 December 1990 at the age of 72 in Washington, DC.23545 Parents: Dr. William Franklin TEMPLE III-6510 and Marguerite (Margaret) MAYBERRY-31719.

Spouse: William McElreath BRANHAM-98771. Abigail Codman TEMPLE and William McElreath BRANHAM were married on 23 November 1943 in Arlington, Arlington, VA.16552 This was a first marriage for both.

Spouse: Charles A. MOFFETT-98775. Abigail Codman TEMPLE and Charles A. MOFFETT were married on 26 March 1946 in Tonopah, Nye, NV.59199,59200 They59199,59200 were divorced before 1951.

Spouse: John Edwin WILLARD-98774. Abigail Codman TEMPLE and John Edwin WILLARD were married on 20 August 1951 in Arlington, Arlington, VA.59200 This was her third and his second marriage.

Abigail Emily (Abby) TEMPLE79880 was born on 20 November 1823 in Framingham, Middlesex, MA.8274,79881 She died on 6 October 1844 at the age of 20 in Framingham, Middlesex, MA.8274,45191 Died of consumption. Unmarried. Parents: Capt. John TEMPLE-5789 and Abigail JOHNSON-5843.

Abigail French (Abby) TEMPLE79882 was born on 5 March 1841 in Dorchester, Suffolk, MA.18543,35317,79883 She appeared in the census in 1850 in Dorchester, Suffolk, MA.35321 She appeared in the census in 1860 in Dorchester, Suffolk, MA.35317 Abigail died in 1927 at the age of 86.23 Had only one child. Parents: William Franklin (William) TEMPLE Sr.-5823 and Milla Hartwell (Milly) FRENCH-6133.

Spouse: Reverend Henry WOODS-60057. Abigail French (Abby) TEMPLE and Reverend Henry WOODS were married after 1883. I assume she married after the death of her first husband.

Spouse: Charles H. CODMAN-19426. Abigail French (Abby) TEMPLE and Charles H. CODMAN were married on 4 October 1865 in Neponset, Suffolk, MA.18543,23547 Children were: Frank L. CODMAN-60056.

Abigail Garner TEMPLE (private).79884 Parents: Joseph Patrick TEMPLE-141620 and UNKNOWN-141621.

Abigail M. TEMPLE3490 was born on 23 November 1976. She died on 27 November 1976 at the age of 0 in Lycoming Co., PA. Buried in Moreland Lutheran Cemetery, Lycoming Co., PA. Parents: David TEMPLE-158824 and Jane -158825.

Abigail P. TEMPLE79865 was born on 4 June 1825 in Princeton, Worcester, MA. She died on 6 April 1847 at the age of 21 in Sterling, Worcester, MA.23 Buried in Chocksett Burial Ground Cemetery, Sterling, MA. Parents: Deacon Charles Brooks TEMPLE-16318 and Mary E. KILBURN-16319.

Spouse: Sidney Roger (Sidney) WILDER-35838. Abigail P. TEMPLE and Sidney Roger (Sidney) WILDER were married on 8 April 1845 in Princeton, Worcester, MA.79885

Abigayle TEMPLE (private). Parents: Wayne W. TEMPLE-119939 and Kathryn Ann (Kitty Ann) HUFFMAN-119940.

Spouse: Patrick LITTLEFORD-122470. Children were: Finley LITTLEFORD-122471, McKenna LITTLEFORD-122472.

Abijah TEMPLE63656 was born on 26 May 1792 in Bowdoinham, Sagadahoc, ME.11205,63656,63657 Date of birth given in Pension Files. In September 1850 he was a farmer in Bowdoinham, Sagadahoc, ME.63656,63657 He died on 4 January 1859 at the age of 66 in Bowdoinham, Sagadahoc, ME.23,41665,63656 Buried in Temple Randall Cemetery, Bowdoinham, ME. Abijah has reference number RLT # 350.10560 Parents: Lt. John TEMPLE-926 and Mary (Molley) MASON-1132.

Spouse: Lucy PARLIN-1583. Lucy PARLIN and Abijah TEMPLE were married on 3 March 1818 in Bowdoinham, Sagadahoc, ME.41665,63656 Children were: John Franklin (John) TEMPLE-1584, Cyrus Howard TEMPLE-1585, George Files (George) TEMPLE-1586, Maria Jane TEMPLE-1587, Solon TEMPLE-1588.

Abna Adeline (Abney) TEMPLE7598 was born on 15 May 1838 in Peru, Bennington, VT.19696,51324 She appeared in the census in August 1850 in Windsor, Hillsborough, NH.51324 She died on 16 January 1888 at the age of 49 in Enfield, Grafton, NH.7598,19696 Died of gastritis. Name appears in the Lowell, MA, vital records as Adella L. Parents: Gilman TEMPLE-5932 and Mary LAKIN-6295.

Spouse: Harvey (Harry) CHAMBERLAIN-19370. Children were: Carrie B. CHAMBERLAIN-44056.

Abner TEMPLE79886 was born on 20 March 1744 in Grafton, Worcester, MA.1966,79887 He died in 1825 at the age of 81 in Grafton, Worcester, MA.23 He had his estate probated in 1825 in Grafton, Worcester, MA.79888 Will was probated in 1825. Unmarried. Parents: Abraham TEMPLE-165 and Elizabeth STRATTON-170.

Abner T. TEMPLE served in the military between 1862 and 1865.79889 Served in Company H, 59th Massachusetts Infantry. Dates approximate. He died.79889

Abraham TEMPLE on a list of inmates in 1770 in West Nantmeal, Chester, PA.79890

Abraham TEMPLE (private).

Spouse: Goecer PHELPS-168279. Children were: Sadie TEMPLE-168277.

Abraham TEMPLE79891 served in the military between 1777 and 1779.79892 Served in Capt Abishal Brown's co., Col. John Robinson's regt.; enlisted Jul 7, 1777; service, 5 mos 28 days at Rhode Island. Also, served as a Marine, on the frigate BOSTON, commanded by Capt. Samuel Tucker; engaged Mar 6, 1779; reported sick at Philadelphia. Roll made up for advanced pay for 1 month.

He appears in James Barrett's returns for muster, number 13, dated 5 Aug 1777, coming from Concord. During Revolutionary War he served in the Army, according to military records, but his grave marker says he died in 1756. His military service must be for another Abraham Temple.

Died without male heirs, leaving a large estate as evidenced by the bond posted by his brother to act as administrator.

Abraham TEMPLE lived in West Lebanon, Indiana, PA in 1913.12551 Parents: William Henry TEMPLE-179871 and UNKNOWN-179872.

Abraham TEMPLE was born (date unknown).

Spouse: Victoria FLYNN-183254. Victoria FLYNN and Abraham TEMPLE were married on 18 September 1913 in Buchanan Co., MO.34311

Spouse: Elizabeth BELL-183255. Elizabeth BELL and Abraham TEMPLE were married on 31 December 1907 in Buchanan Co., MO.13016

Spouse: Sarah E -183473. Sarah E and Abraham TEMPLE were married.

Abraham TEMPLE1966,79893 was born in 1603 in England, United Kingdom.1966 The following is "The Provenance of Abraham 1636" from The Rise of the Temples, written by Danny D. Smith. There is no direct proof of Abraham's ancestry, but what follows is the best reasoned of the varied sources. However, Albert Temple, Danny's co-author, was working to prove a royal connection, rather than working to see what the existing evidence showed, so their conclusion is suspect.

After many years of study and research, we are prepared to say that Abraham Temple of Salem, the common ancestor of most American Temples, was probably the grandson of John Temple of Stowe who died in 1603. John had six sons and six daughters, all of whom are recorded in his will and in various manuscripts in the Huntington Library, San Marino, California.

Our first clue as to the parentage of Abraham was contained in the 1930 genealogy, THE TEMPLE FAMILY, by Dr. Henry Curtis Temple of Alliance Ohio, who said that Abraham was the son of the youngest son of John, but that he did not know his name. We must emphasize that we used Dr. Temple merely as an initial point of investigation. We never considered him an original source or even a reliable source. But he did give us the idea as to from whence the descent might spring, and from that point we have investigated nearly every possible clue concerning the various possible connections with the Stowe Temples where a "missing link" could fit.

Turning next to Temple Prime in his several editions of SOME ACCOUNT OF THE TEMPLE FAMILY we learn that the youngest son of John Temple of Stowe was Peter. From the "Huntington Library Quarterly," (Vol II) we find the dates for this Peter Temple were 1586-7 to 1657. Therefore, his life span makes it highly plausible he could have begotten a son circa 1600, or a few years later.

The theory that Abraham emigrated to the New World as a means of self-betterment is likewise highly plausible. Susan Temple, the youngest daughter of John of Stowe married William Fiennes who was created First Viscount Saye and Sele by King Charles I. His importance in connection with Abraham is that he would have been the latter's uncle. And since Lord Saye and Sele helped in the establishment of several colonies in the Connecticut River Valley, such a connection might have influenced and assisted Abraham to go to America. Although after he got there he settled at Salem, rather than in one of his uncle's colonies.

In a letter to us Richard E. Temple of New Zealand, who is heir apparent to the Senior Heir- General of the Temple Clan and who is planning to write a definitive history of the English Temples, writes, "I am sorry I cannot help you any more about the youngest son of John Temple than is contained in Temple Prime although it seems quite feasible that your Abraham Temple is a descendant."

With regard to our theory that Abraham was the son of Peter, the Seventh Earl Temple of Stowe writes, "I feel quite sure that your research is right. Unfortunately, I am living in Australia, and this makes references difficult for there is little scope for genealogical research here on English families..."

Then a long series of letters have ensued between us and Anthony Temple of Cheshire, England. He is the only surviving son of Harald Markham Temple, co-author of THE TEMPLE MEMOIRS. He makes a few interesting remarks on Abraham. In a letter of 28 October 1971, he writes, "As you probably know yours is a well worn trail and almost every conceivable clue has been followed without result. (But)... if the connection had to be with the Temples of Stowe, this is about the only point where Abraham could reasonably be fitted."

In his second letter, he writes, "Turning to Sir Thomas's brother, Peter, I have at your suggestion re-read the article by Edwin Gay and find it surprisingly informative. It would appear from the footnote you mention that Peter could have been married as early as 1603. Accepting this did happen and postulating the birth of a son in, say, 1604, who might have been Abraham - by 1613, the date when Sir Thomas had to assume full control of his brother's affairs, this boy would have been only nine years old, and one would expect to see some reference to him in the letters and account books of the time in the Stowe collection at San Marino. For instance, his uncle William could have taken him as an apprentice. One wonders whether, in fact, anything in the Huntington relating to that period. If may be added that by 1619 when Peter was adjudged a lunatic the supposed son would still have been only fifteen years old and a minor, and one would have expected the Court of Wards to have made some legal provision for him as well as for his father."

In answer to Mr. Temple's first observation, we point out that such a son could have been cared for by Katherine, Peter's wife, who seems to have been quite a capable person. She could have gone to live with her family or she could have continued to live at Stowe. It is supposed that from the Burton Dassett annuity she had sufficient means to maintain herself and her son during the early years when her son was with her and later when it is likely, as Mr. Temple suggests, that Abraham was apprenticed to his uncle William, the tailor. (At least we know that Abraham was a tailor, or strongly suspect that he was after reaching America). What we are saying here, is that there is probably no need for any special provision for the boy, either in 1613 or 1619. And if Abraham had been so apprenticed we need not be concerned that no record of it has ever been found, because there is not even any record of William's own progeny, although we know from other sources that he did have children.

Of course, there may have been some special arrangements made for Abraham which have not been found. The difficulty is with the old English script in which may of the records and account books have been kept, which makes them extremely difficult to identify and interpret. We have made a study of such script, but unfortunately we have not been able to personally research the Huntington collection ourself because of the great distance between Maine and California, and have had to rely upon their Quarterly to a large degree.

Here are some facts we have been able to compile from the "Huntington Library Quarterly," however: Peter Temple, son of John Temple of Stowe, was not of age (21) when his father died in 1603, but he was already married. Peter died 7 April 1657, aged 70 - therefore he was born in 1586-7. He was keeper of Camber Castle in Sussex in 1611 with the rank of captain. By 1613 he was on his brothers' hands with a disordered mind, being unable to attend to his duties. On 19 July 1615, in order for the family to keep control of Peter's military office, his nephew, Sir John of Staunton Barry, was put in charge of Camber Castle. But in 1617, because of Peter's mental problems, the Lieutenant of Camber Castle, Robert Boetler, made a settlement with Sir Thomas, Peter's brother. Starting in 1613 a full "reckoning" was drawn up by Sir Thomas of Peter's finances. On 24 September 1616, William Temple, Peter's brother, the tailor, turned in a bill for Peter's new clothes.

On 19 February 1619, the Court of Wards adjudged Peter to be a lunatic, and appointed Sir Thomas' wife's brother-in-law, Sir Robert Ryde guardian, and put Sir Thomas under 800 bond to pay Peter the 400 which remained to him under his father's will. The original legacy to Peter under the will of his father amounting to 200 pounds was altered to 800. The interest on this bond and an annuity of 40 pounds from the Burton Dassett revenues was paid for many years. After 1629, the principal was still unpaid, for in 1634, Katherine, wife of Peter, was willing to settle all arrearages for a 50 pound annuity during both the lives of herself and her husband, but she excepted from this agreement the 400 pounds already received in court.

All of this is the circumstantial evidence showing the distinct possibility that Abraham Temple who arrived in Salem, Massachusetts in 1636 could have been the son of Peter and Katherine (Kendall) Temple. At least, we are able to make these statements:

(1) With Peter Temple being of such condition as not to be able to care for himself, a possible son, Abraham, had to fend for himself. Most probably, emigration was the easiest means for self-improvement for the Stowe Temples.

(2) It is to be remembered that in the early 1600s England was going through adverse financial conditions or a depression. The people hardest hit by this depression were the wool raisers, and wool was the principal source of income for the Stowe Temples.

(3) Peter's uncle, Lord Saye and Sele, could have made it easy for Abraham to go to the colonies as he had proprietary interests over there.

(4) Although the old pedigrees do not name Abraham as a son of Peter, it is to be remembered that the pedigrees named the children of the eldest son in each generation and then continued on with the children of the eldest son in the succeeding generation. William Temple of London had children as borne out in the will of Sir Thomas Temple, but the names of none of them has ever been secured.

(5) As has been remarked by Anthony Temple, if Abraham were to fit into the Stowe Pedigree anywhere it would have to be in this place. Temple Prime quite exhaustively proved the extinction of all the lines of Temple Hall Temples with the exception of the grandsons of John Temple of Stowe. We are also aware that nearly all Temples in 16th
Century England derived their lineage from Temple Hall.

(6) All the Temples of Stowe were staunch Puritans as evidenced from TEMPLE MEMOIRS; my paper, "Temples of Stowe in Tudor-Stewart England" and other sources. In New England Abraham would have been able to worship in the Puritan manner. It would seem, as shown in SOME TEMPLE PEDIGREES that if Abraham were able to propose another person as an inhabitant that he had already been accepted as a member of the Church, since only members were allowed to vote in Massachusetts at the time.

(7) It has been pointed out by such people as Lady Kinloss and Anthony Temple that the name Abraham sticks out like a sore thumb in light of the repetition of names like Robert, John, William, Etc. Our reply to that is these names were common to all families, and a name like Alexander, who is a proven member of the Stowe Temples sticks out too like a sore thumb. Abraham is, after all, a Biblical name, and the "high" Puritans restored the practice of using Biblical names. As already mentioned the Temples were staunchly Puritan.

(8) And very importantly, the dating of generations seems to work out most logically.

However all this may be, there is also a hint that Abraham could have been a son of Peter's brother, Sir Alexander Temple of Long House. The facts that would support such a contention are as follows:

(1) Dating of generations makes it possible for Alexander to have been the father of Abraham, just as such dating did for Peter. In this course of events the relationship to John Temple as grandfather would remain unchanged. (But even at that, it is not beyond possibility that Abraham was the son of William, another brother of Peter. We do know that William had unnamed children as evidenced by the will of Sir Thomas.)

(2) For a long time it was thought that Sir Alexander had but one son, namely James Temple, the Regicide. In the 1925 publication of TEMPLE MEMOIRS, however, we find that he had a son John born in 1603. Then in another source we find he had sons Peter (1613) and Thomas (1625). The point of all this is that by no means is the canon of children of Sir Alexander necessarily complete. If all the accounts that have appeared over the centuries assigning him only one son (and one daughter, Susana) were supposed to be authoritative, but a comparatively recent finding now discloses three more sons, it appears that children have been in many instances only haphazardly revealed.

(3) Levi D. Temple after SOME TEMPLE PEDIGREES was published reported that Abraham had a brother Thomas of Exmouth who had a son, Tobias. And it is a distinct possibility that this Thomas and the son of Sir Alexander are one and the same person, making Abraham the son of Alexander -- this in light of the fact that we are not satisfied all the children of Alexander are known.

(4) Of course, this Thomas could have been a son of William, and in that case he would have been a cousin of Abraham. Nobody knows the source of Levi's statement, but it could have been Tobias's will of 1695.

In conclusion, the case of Peter Temple being the father of Abraham is based on circumstantial evidence. In the case of Sir Alexander, the descent is based upon the substitution of a Thomas Temple. The only trouble is, there is no direct statement that Abraham was the son of any given person. Therefore, these conclusions have to be based on likelihoods, and they fall somewhere between the realms of conjecture and logic.

We think the father of Abraham was most probably Peter Temple, but it could have been Sir Alexander or even William. Nevertheless, we are satisfied that Abraham was the grandson of John Temple of Stowe (d 1603) and we are sure later research will only confirm us in this opinion. He immigrated in 1636 to Salem, Essex, MA.1966,35575,39562 He was in Salem as early as 1636, and was accepted as an inhabitant of the town before 21 June of that year. Family lore in one branch of Abraham's descent says that Abraham was a stowaway, but there is no evidence to confirm or disprove this. The ship on which he sailed is also unknown. He died in 1662 at the age of 59 in Salem, Essex, MA. Some sources claim he died as early as 1639, indicating his second marriage may have been to some other Abraham, but I think this is incorrect. Abraham was a tailor.79894 Apparently apprenticed to his uncle William, who was a tailor. Any claim Abraham Temple's ancestry is at best a wild guess and is not based on proof.

His less than regal existence in the US seems to derive from the following circumstances, documented in Albert R. Temple's "The Rise of the Temples," (Cincinnati: The Temple Family Association, 1973). There is a problem with this account, in that it is unsubstantiated - there is no firm evidence of Abraham's ancestry.

"The oldest and most important branch in terms of the number of descendants in America is the one headed by Abraham of Salem, Massachusetts.
"Recent evidence seems to substantiate the long held tradition that he was the son of Peter, sixth son of John of Stowe. If this is so, it is little wonder that Abraham decided to make his fortune in America. His father received only a few hundred pounds inheritance, and was of such feeble health that he was adjudged a lunatic a few years before he died. Besides, there was a veritable army of Temples connected one way or another with Stowe. "Abraham had a brother or cousin whose son Tobias also came to America and for many years was thought to have been a son of Abraham. This Tobias disappeared from the records of Salem after 1659 for the simple reason that he had returned to England. "But Abraham had two sons of his own - Richard and Robert, and with them the line diverges into two separate and distinct branches. It is interesting that the line headed by Richard is now in its thirteenth generation, whereas the other is in its eleventh.

His first assignment of land was evidently five acres. 21 Jan 1638, 5 additional acres were granted him "to make him a ten acre lot." From his small holdings of real estate it is perhaps to be inferred that he was a mechanic, perhaps a tailor as was Robert Temple. 21 Jun 1637, in town meeting, Abraham Temple proposed the name of another man to be received as an inhabitant. This implies that he himself had already been so received. 25 Jun 1639, suit was brought against him for defaming the character of William Browne, and the plaintiff received 40 shillings damages and six shillings costs. 25 Jul 1638, Abraham Temple brought suit against Humphreys, Howes and Hauks for trespass done by their horses.

Spouse: Abigail -37. Abigail and Abraham TEMPLE were married in 1620 in England, United Kingdom.29,30 Children were: John Clifford TEMPLE-100, Richard TEMPLE-35, Tobias TEMPLE-36954.

Spouse: Margaret -85. Margaret and Abraham TEMPLE were married about 1640 in Salem, Essex, MA.30,1966 Children were: Tobias TEMPLE-101, Robert TEMPLE-102.

Abraham TEMPLE was born on 4 July 1621 in Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom.49234 The date shown is from church records and was the date of his christening. The church register ties him directly to Peter and Katherine. He died on 18 September 1675 at the age of 54 in Saco, York, ME.49234 Find-A-Grave originally said he was "Lost at War, Specifically: Abraham Temple was killed in battle on September 18, 1675 during King Philip's War. The site of the battle and his death was Saco, Maine (now called Biddeford)." That now has become 1639, but with the caveat that his "...death was believed to be about 1639 based on a lack of records for him after this time. However, if we consider his wife remarried about 1651, then his actual date ranges from 1639 to 1650." But there is no proof that this Abraham was the one who married Margaret and had a son named Philip. Parents: Peter TEMPLE-778 and Katherine KENDALL-779.