Ursula Adams was born 19 July 1619 in Barton St David, Somerset, England to Henry Adams (1582-1646) and Edith Squire (1587-1673) and died 19 July 1679 Charlestown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts of unspecified causes. She married Stephen P Streeter (1600-1652) 5 October 1640 in Gloucester, Middlesex County, Massachusetts. She married Samuel Hosier (1614-1665) 19 July 1657 in Charlestown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts. She married William Robinson (1615-1668) 21 August 1666 in Charlestown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts. She married Griffin Craft (1600-1689) 15 July 1673 in Dorchester, Suffolk County, Massachusetts.
Ursula Adams was the fifth child of nine and the only daughter of Henry and Edith (Squire) Adams, born July 19, 1619, in Somerset, England, near the southwest England Bristol Channel, just south of Wales.
She was nineteen, and her youngest brother barely nine years old when Henry Adams gathered his family and sailed for the New World on one of the probably nine ships from England that braved the north Atlantic in 1638.
Marriage & Family
Ursula Adams married a total of four times, surviving all of them, including Stephen Streeter, Samuel Hosier, William Robinson and Griffin Crafts. Ursula died 20 February 1689.
1st Marriage: Streeter
Stephen P Streeter (1600-1652) married Ursula in 1640 and they were married for twelve years. They had seven children together, including one born after his death.
- Mary Streeter (1642-1726)
- John Streeter (1640-)
- Stephen Streeter (1641-1689)
- Sarah Streeter (1643-1703)
- Samuel Streeter (1647-1694)
- Hannah Streeter (1648-)
- Rebecca Streeter (1649-1719)
2nd Marriage: Hosier
Samuel Hosier (1614-1665) "Urslin Streeter," widow of Stephen Streeter married Samuel Hosier (1610-1665) in Charlestown 13 October 1657. They had no children.
3rd Marriage: Robinson
She married (sometime between 1665-1668) William Robinson (1615-1668) who died an untimely death in 1668. No known children of this marriage. This was the third marriage for both, and but William's children came from his previous marriage.
4th Marriage: Craft
She married Griffin Crafts (1600-1689) in Dorchester, 15 July 1673. No known children.
|Offspring of Ursula Adams and Stephen P Streeter (1600-1652)|
|Mary Streeter (1639-1726)|
|John Streeter (1640-)|
|Stephen Streeter (1641-1689)|
|Sarah Streeter (1643-1703)|
|Samuel Streeter (1647-1694)|
|Hannah Streeter (1648-)|
|Rebecca Streeter (1649-1719)|
Several dates for vital events in this family are reportedly found in a Streeter Family Bible. In that record the death date for Griffin Crafts is given as 21 August 1690, whereas his death date from his inventory was given as 4 October 1689, and the inventory was taken on 27 November 1689, so the 1690 date must be wrong. The death date for Ursula Adams is recorded in the Bible as 20 February 1649, which is wrong by decades, and the year of death of 1679 is an editorial suggestion. (The original author notes that when the date of a vital event is found only in this Bible, then, it should be treated with some skepticism).
- Adams Ursula - Templeton Project and other sources.
- Memorial for Ursula Adams - FindAGrave.com
- William Robinson 1615 List of Famous Descendants
- Henry Adams List of Famous Descendants
- Ursula is reported to be the 3rd grandmother of Eli Whitney and the 7th grandmother of Percival Lowell