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Legacy Library: John Kingsbury

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About meJohn Kingsbury (d. 12 September 1660), early resident of Watertown (admitted freeman there 3 March 1635/6) and settler of Dedham, Massachusetts (1636). He held various town offices in Dedham, was a town proprietor, and represented the town at the general court in 1647.

Kingsbury bequeaths books in his will to his brother Joseph (1600-1676) and his nephew John (b. 1643).

About my libraryKingsbury's library contains those books mentioned in his will, dated 2 December 1659. He writes: "I doe give to my Bro. Josiph Kingsbura of Dedham afore, one booke that is allready in his possition beeing Dr Prestons workes Called Paules repentence and one other booke of Mr Dyke his worke called the Deceatfullnes of the hart, and allsoe one other booke of Mr Cowpers worke uppon Rom: ye 8. Item I doe give unto John Kingsbura my kinsman the sonn of my Brother Afore sayd, my bible and my psalms booke."

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GroupsLibraries of Early America

Real nameJohn Kingsbury

LocationDedham, Suffolk County, MA

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Account typepublic, lifetime

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Member sinceSep 3, 2010

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