Death: He died by March 5, 1677/8.
Ship: Unknown, 1630
Life in England: In an indenture dated April 20, 1629, John Irish of Clisdon, Somersetshire, laborer, agreed to serve Timothy Hatherly of Southwark in Plymouth, New England, for five years. Note: As there is no Clisdon in Somerset, it is unclear what location was meant.
Life in New England: John Irish immigrated as an indentured servant. As part of his payment when he finished his service, he was to have 25 acres of land.The Plymouth court had ordered the towns in which former servants lived to provide them with land, but this practice did not work out. Ex-servants generally received land in the colony’s “frontiers” where the colonial government was encouraging settlement. In Plymouth’s case, this meant Bridgewater, between Plymouth and Massachusetts Bay and Saconett [Little Compton, Rhode Island] to the west. John Irish received land in both locations.While his main occupation was planter [farmer], John Irish described himself in a 1659 deed as a “roper.”
Family: John Irish married Elizabeth _____ by about 1644 and had three children. She died in Little Compton on August 28, 1687.
Children of John and Elizabeth Irish: