27. Lydia LEONARD87 was born on 10 March 1678 in Taunton, Bristol Co., MA. She died on 13 March 1773 at the age of 95 in Raynham, Bristol Co., MA. Be careful with marriages between Brittons and Leonards. This one married William Britton. Their son Ebenezer Britton married Tabitha, son of Seth Leonard and Dorcas White. There was also a David Britton, who married Lydia, daughter of Philip Leonard and Lydia Chase. Uriah Leonard and Elizabeth Farley's daughter, Lydia, also married a David Britton.
Referred to as Lydia Alden Britton in one genealogy... James Savage has Lydia b. 10 Mar 1679 and Abigail b. 30 Jan 1683.
Lydia LEONARD and William BRITTON were married on 16 October 1695 in Taunton, Bristol Co., MA.61 William BRITTON, son of William BRITTON and Mary PENDLETON, was born in 1678 in Wells, ME. He died on 17 March 1725 at the age of 47 in Taunton, Bristol Co., MA. He was a mariner. They seem to have lived in Raynham, in that most of the children were born there.
William Britton and Lydia Leonard were married by her uncle, Thomas Leonard. Taunton was their home, and all of their children were born there. Ebenezer Britton, their son, was born June 1, 1715; married, May 20, 1735, his cousin, Tabitha, daughter of Seth Leonard of Raynham and granddaughter of Capt. James Leonard. They had six children. Tabitha died in 1749. Their son, Ebenezer Britton, born April 23, 1739, in Raynham was a Major, an officer serving in the Continental Army. Of this family, Ebenezer's brothers, David and Job, were in the Battle of Bennington... Asa was a Revolutionary pensioner; he was born in Raynham, MA, April 30, 1763. With his father's family he moved to Westmoreland, NH, in the month of July 1771... Ebenezer married Sarah Bullock... By his two wives he had 19 children... See Gertrude Montegue Graves, "A New England Family and Their French Connections," 1930.
Lydia LEONARD and William BRITTON had the following children: