The Ancestry of Edward Rawson, Secretary of the Colony of Massachusetts Bay, with Some Account of His Life in Old and New England, by Ellery Bicknell Crane (Worcester, Massachusetts, 1887), 54 pages. Reprinted from 1887 Proceedings of the Worcester Society of Antiquity. This Digital Edition, © December 2008, is published on CD-ROM.
Supplementing the account of Rawson’s life and ancestry: images of his portrait and his family amorial; the wills of his father and grandfather, and charts of the Rawson and Stanhope pedigrees.
Edward Rawson, with his young wife, left Old England for America, arriving at Newbury in (it is thought) 1637. In 1638, when just twenty-three years of age, he was chosen Public Notary and Registrar for Newbury, and was re-elected to that post annually until 1647. As early as 1638, he was elected to represent the town at the General Court, in which office he served in almost every successive year until 1650, when he was elevated to the post of Secretary of the Massachusetts Bay Colony, an office he held for thirty-six years. He died in 1693.
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