Updated: 19 December 2014
The following are my findings on Christian Edwards, whom I believe is a good candidate for being the girl John married. It is only speculation as I have no proof at this time.
John had TWO sons by his wife “Christian,” we have records for this. But we have never found a record of her surname!!! There is a Christian Edwards in the area and of the right age. There is no proof for this being the right woman but I believe there is circumstantial evidence to believe that this Christian Edwards is the right gal. We are still actively searching for more information about this.
Middlesex County, MA: Abstracts of Court Files, 1649–1675. (Online database: AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2003), (Unpublished abstracts by Thomas Bellows Wyman, “Abstract of Middlesex court files from 1649,” n.d.)
[1665/6 – March 28th – Test: John Hamelton, he about 30 years, taken before commissioners of Concord, signed Timothy Wheeler, Thomas Brroks, mark & Robert Meriam.] Christian Edwards would be “20” on 15 March 1665. This was a VERY common age of marriage for a NE girl at this time,
Page 412 of The Great Migration. “CHRISTIAN, b. Concord 15 March 1645/6 [CoVR 3]; no further record. (She may, however, have married James [John] Hamilton and had with him son John, born at Concord 1 March 1667/8, and son Joseph, born there 9 January 1671/2 [CoVR 14, 16]. The chronology is right, and no other woman named Christian is found at Concord this early.)
Christian the daughter of Robert & Christian Edwards bourne 15 (1) 1645. Recorded at Boston page 3.
Robert Edwards of Concord
Robert Edwards of Concord cont. with birth of daughter Christian.
Original document shows the 15 day of the 1st month 1645, so that should be 15 March 1645.
On the right column, Christian is the SECOND name down. “Christian the daughter of Robert and Christian Edwards born the 15th of the 1st month 1645.”