Elizabeth Blackleach

F, b. 12 August 1644, d. 1 October 1678
     Elizabeth was born on Friday, 12 August 1644 in Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts. She was the daughter of John & Elizabeth [Bacon] Blackleach. Elizabeth married John Stedman I, son of Father Stedman I and Mother, circa 1664 in Connecticut. Elizabeth's husband, John, died on 19 December 1675 in South Kingston, Washington County, Rhode Island, leaving her a widow. After John's death, Elizabeth married 10 July 1677 Thomas Dunk and by him had one child Thomas [1678]. Elizabeth departed this life on Saturday, 1 October 1678 in Saybrook, Middlesex County, Connecticut. After the deaths of John and Elizabeth, the court appointed John Jr. to see that the children were taken care of and to find places for them to be raised.1


John Stedman I b. c 1625, d. 19 Dec 1675


  1. [S314] John Lisle, Stedman Family Organization, Famiy History Research, Page 11--21 October, 1678: Lt. John Stedman & Elizabeth, wife, being both deceased & Leaving four small children, the Gover & Assistants doe desire & appoynt sargt. John Stedman to take some care & to look after the children that are left by his Father & to dispose of them in such places as they may be well educated, the sd. Stedman to take advice of Major Talcott & Capt. Allyn in the dispose of them.