Davis Uriah I | Born 1707

TALLMAN, Peter

Male Bef 1623 - 1708  (> 85 years)


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  • Name TALLMAN, Peter  [1, 2, 3
    Born Bef 20/20 Feb 1622/1623  Hamburg, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Christened 20/20 Feb 1622/1623  Hamburg, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Buried 1708  [2, 3
    Died 1 Apr 1708  Portsmouth, Newport County, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Person ID I14571  Uriah Davis I - Genealogy
    Last Modified 21 Jun 2018 

    Father TALLMAN, Henry,   b. Abt 1586, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1623  (Age ~ 38 years) 
    Mother Anna,   b. Bef 1600,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married Bef 1616 
    Family ID F4468  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 HILL, Ann,   b. 1628,   d. Bef 1688, Portsmouth, Newport County, Rhode Island (Probably) Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 59 years) 
    Married 2/02 Jan 1648/1649  Christ Church, Island of Barbadoes Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
     1. TALLMAN, Mary,   b. 1651, Portsmouth, Newport County, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jun 1720, Tiverton, Newport County, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
     2. TALLMAN, Elizabeth,   b. Abt 1654, Portsmouth, Newport County, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 May 1701, Portsmouth, Newport County, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 47 years)
     3. TALLMAN, Ann,   b. Abt 1656, Portsmouth, Newport County, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1732, Portsmouth, Newport County, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 76 years)
     4. TALLMAN, Peter Dr.,   b. 22/22 Mar 1657/1658, Portsmouth, Newport County, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Jul 1726, Guilford, New Haven County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
     5. TALLMAN, Joseph,   b. 1660, Portsmouth, Newport County, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 3 May 1709  (Age > 49 years)
     6. TALLMAN, Susanna,   b. Abt 1662, Portsmouth, Newport County, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. East Lyme, New London County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. TALLMAN, Sarah,   b. Abt 1664, Portsmouth, Newport County, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1732, Portsmouth, Newport County, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 68 years)
     8. TALLMAN, Mercy,   b. 1665, Portsmouth, Newport County, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 24 Jun 2018 
    Family ID F4466  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 BRIGGS, Joan,   b. Abt 1635, Taunton, Bristol County, Ma (Probably) Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jul 1685, Portsmouth, Newport County, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 50 years) 
    Married 24 Jul 1665  Portsmouth, Newport County, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 4
    Children 
     1. TALLMAN, Jonathan,   b. Abt 1666, Portsmouth, Newport County, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jul 1762, Dartmouth, Bristol County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 96 years)
     2. TALLMAN, Mercy Ruth,   b. Abt 1667, Portmouth, Newport County, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1710  (Age ~ 43 years)
     3. TALLMAN, James Dr.,   b. 1668, Portsmouth, Newport County, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1724, Portsmouth, Newport County, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years)
     4. TALLMAN, Ann,   b. Abt 1670, Portsmouth, Newport County, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1732, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 62 years)
     5. TALLMAN, John,   b. Abt 1672, Portsmouth, Newport County, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1709, Flushing, Long Island, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 37 years)
     6. TALLMAN, Nathaniel,   b. Abt 1680, Portsmouth, Newport County, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1724, Bristol, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 44 years)
     7. TALLMAN, Benjamin,   b. 28/28 Jan 1683/1684, Portsmouth, Newport County, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 May 1759, Warwick, Kent County, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
     8. TALLMAN, Mary,   b. Abt 1685, Portmouth, Newport County, Rhode Island (Probably) Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 24 Jun 2018 
    Family ID F4465  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 MARS, Esther,   b. 1640, Portsmouth, Newport County, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1708, Portsmouth, Newport County, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Married Abt 1686  Portsmouth, Newport County, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Children 
     1. TALMAN, James,   b. Aft 1686,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. TALLMAN, Samuel,   b. 14/14 Jan 1687/1688, Portsmouth, Newport County, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1709  (Age > 22 years)
    Last Modified 24 Jun 2018 
    Family ID F4467  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • 1 PROP
      2 DATE 18 DEC 1658
      2 PLAC Bought 9 acres in Portsmouth
      2 SOUR S002326
      2 SOUR S003676
      3 DATA
      4 TEXT Date of Import: Dec 24, 2003
      1 PROP
      2 PLAC Martha's Vineyard
      2 SOUR S003991
      2 SOUR S003676
      3 DATA
      4 TEXT Date of Import: Dec 24, 2003
      1 PROP
      2 DATE 20 DEC 1658
      2 PLAC Bought an additional 6 acres
      2 SOUR S002326
      2 SOUR S003676
      3 DATA
      4 TEXT Date of Import: Dec 24, 2003




      From the book, "Talman/Tallman Families", by Herbert S. Ackerman, pg.101:

      "G1 Peter Tallman; Henry (-G1); of Germany.
      Born about 1623 in Hamburgh, Germany. Came to the Island of Barbadoes, West Indies, then to New York and then to Rhode Island. Died 1708 at Portsmouth, R.I.

      Married: 1st. Jan. 2, 1649 in Christ Church, Barbadoes Island to Ann Hill of Barbadoes. Daughter of Philip Hill and Ann ?. Divorced in Rhode Island May 1665.

      Children:
      Mary, born 1651(?)
      Elizabeth, born 1654(?)
      Ann, born 1656(?)
      Peter, born Mar. 22, 1657-8 Portsmouth, R.I.
      Joseph, born 1660(?) Living in 1709.
      Susanna, born 1662(?)
      Sarah, born 1666(?)

      Married: 2d. 1665. Taunton, Rhode Island to Joan Briggs. Born ? Died 1685. Daughter of Samuel Briggs.

      Children:
      Jonathan, born 1666(?)
      James, born 1668
      dau., born 1670(?)
      John, born 1672(?)
      dau., born 1674(?)
      Nathaniel, born 1680(?)
      Benjamin, born Jan. 28, 1685 Portsmouth, R.I.

      Married: 3d. 1686 in Rhode Island to Esther ? Born ? Died 1708.

      Children:
      Samuel, born Jan. 14, 1687-8 Portsmouth, R.I.

      Peter Tallman made a "Freeman" in 1655. In 1661 General Solicitor for R.I. Commissioner in 1661-2. Deputy Governor 1662-5. "

      In the town records of Portsmouth, R. I., there is to be found the following deposition by Joseph Sheffield concerning a declaration made by Peter Tallman of Portsmouth on 13 Mar. 1702/3:
      Joseph Sheffield, one of her Majesties Assistants, testified that being in the house of Peter Tallman in Portsmouth, 13March 1702/3. Peter declared: "I am now 80 years of age and in the year 1647 I came from Hambrough to the Island of Barbados and within two years after my arrival I married with Ann Hill daughter of Philip Hill and Ann his wife." "He was married in Christ Church Parish in said Island, and after sever or eight months after his marriage, the said Tallman moved from the Island of Barbados to Rhode Island, bringing with his wife and his wife's brother called Robert Hill as likewise his wife's mother, who after said Philip Hills death married Mr. John Elton, and Mrs. Elton remained in Rhode Island about one year with her son Robert, and afterwards removed from Rhode Island to Flushing upon Long Island, and thence to Staten Island in the Government of New York, and afterwards under Virginia or Maryland, carrying her son Robert Hill, and after her being in Virginia she had a child or more by Capt Hudson, who, as is reported, she married, and further said Robert Hill settled in Virginia, and further said Tallman declared to me, the said deponent, that the Peter Tallman whose habitation is now at Guilford, in the County of New Haven in Connecticut is eldest lawful son of said Perter Tallman"
      17 March 1702/3.

      Since finding the deposition given above I have received through the courtesy of my friend E. G. Sinckler, Esq., of Barbados, the following item from the registers of Christ Church Parish, Barbados: "married January 2, 1649 Peter Tolman and Ann Hill."

      Peter Tallman made a "freeman" in 1655. In 1661 General Solicitor for R.I. Commissioner in 1661-2. Deputy Governor 1662-5.

      From the book, "Ancestors of Robert Abell", by Horace A. Abell, Call number CS71.A15:

      Peter Tallman, born in 1622 or 1623; died in 1708; married Ann Hill, Jan. 2, 1649, in Christ Church Parish, Island of Barbados. She was the daughter of Phillip and Ann Hill. He married secondly Joan Briggs, of Taunton, in 1665. She died about 1685; married thirdly Esther (???), about 1686. She died in 1708.

      Perter Tallman came from Hambrough to the Island of Barbados, in the year of 1647, within two years after his arrival he married Ann Hill, and after seven or eight months after his marriage he moved to Rhode Island, bringing with him his wife, his wife's brother Robert Hill, and his wife's mother who after Phillip Hills' death married John Elten. She removed to Rhode Island to Flushing, L.I., and thence to Staten Island, taking her son Robert with her. It being reported that she married again, Capt. Hudson, and had a child or more by him.

      Peter was freeman of Newport, RI, 1655.

      June 27, 1651, He is called Peter Taelman, had clearance of a Vessel from Manhattan to South (Delaware) River.

      Jan. 25, 1656, He of Middleburgh (Newton) NY, was complained of by the magistrate of Middleburgh for removing tobacco by the court at Flushing.

      On Dec. 18, 1658, He bought 9 acres in Portsmouth, for 35s an acre, of Richard Morris and wife, and two days later bought 6 acres of William Wilbur next to the first purchase.

      General Solicitor at Portsmouth for the Colony, RI, 1661.

      Commissioner of Warwick and Portsmouth, 1661-2.

      Deputy in 1662-5.

      The Assembly granted him a divorce from his wife Ann, in 1665.

      July 24, 1665, an ante-nuptial agreement was made between him and Joan Briggs of Taunton. He agreed to give her land he had bought of Richard Morris, Daniel Wilcox and William Wilbur, and also a house, all to be hers and her heirs born of this marriage. He gave her beside a bed and half the household goods, but if she died without issue the estate given her was to revert to Peter Tallman's elder son, viz: Peter, Jr., and if the latter die without issue then to Peter Tallman's Senior's eldest daughter, viz: Mary and her heirs. To Joan absolutely as a "free gift of donation" he give her three good cows and a good breeding mare.

      June 7, 1674, having broken a law of Mass., prohibiting the receipt of land from Indians by deed of gift, he was imprisoned, but on giving up the deeds he was at this date released.

      Oct. 20, 1675, He bought suit against Rebecca Sadler, wife of Thomas, for breach of peace and threatening his family.

      June 6, 1650, Peter Tallman, a witness to an agreement made by William Jeffery.

      Apr. 20, 1663, Thomas Terry to John Klarck, deed to land on Block Island, Wit: Peter Tallman.

      Jan. 13, 1662-3, Thomas Terry to William Calhoane, deed to land on Block Island, Wit: Peter Tallman.

      July 16, 1674, Peter Tallman, witness to deed of Thomas Gining, Senior of Portsmouth, "to his son Thomas, Jr.," of a dwelling house and 16 acres of land, "Ann Ginings" signed approval.

      Sept. 23, 1779, appraisal of land of William Clake, Peter Tallman and John Greene.

      1680, His taxes were 8s, 6d.

      Sept. 18, 1683, He was on jury at Portsmouth, in a case of a man found dead and hanging by the head by a neckcloth fastened to the bough of a cherry tree. Verdict: That we do not find but that the said man said to be named John Crags, was absolutely the only actor to his own death.

      1708, His inventory, was presented by son James.

      May 3, 1709, Administration having been given to Jonathan Tallman, he took acquittances at this date from his brothers and sisters, the signers of the instrument being as follows: William Wilbur, Israel Shaw, Jonathan Tallman, James Tallman, Benjamin Tallman, Mary Pearce, Susanna Beckett, Peter Tallman, Isaac Lawton, William Potter, John Tallman, Joseph Tallman and Samuel Tallman.

      Ref:
      Genealogical Dictionary of Rhode Island, by Austin
      Vital Records of Rhode Island, Newport County, by Arnold.
      New Eng. Hist. and Gen. Register, Vol. 69, page 90.
      Rhode Island Land Evidences, Vol. 1, page 5, 48, 129, 132, 161 and 162.
      Transcript, Oct. 7, 1932, Oct. 17, 1932.

      From the book, "One Hundred and Sixty Allied Families", by John Osborne Austin:

      "Newton (Long Island), N. Y., Portsmouth, R. I.
      1651, 6, 27. He, called Peter "Taelman," had clearance for the "South River" (Delaware).
      1655. In the Roll of Freedom of Newport (96 in all).
      1656, 1, 25. He was complained of by magistrate of Middleborough (Newtown) for removing tobacco attached by order of court at Flushing.
      1658, 12, 18. He bought land in Portsmouth, of Richard Morris and Wife, 9 acres, @ 35s. per acre.
      1658, 12, 20. Peter Tallman of Newport, bought of Wm. Wilbur of Portsmouth, a parcel of six acres next to the land lately bought of Captain Morris.
      1661. General solicitor for the Colony of Rhode Island.
      1661, '62. Portsmouth. Commissioner for Warwick and Portsmouth.
      1662, '65. Deputy.
      1662, 6, 25. Bought land in Portsmouth.
      1664, 6, 22. Sold land to Anthony Emery.
      1665. The Assembly granted him a divorce from his wife Ann.
      1665, 7, 24. Ante nuptial agreement made between Peter Tallman of Portsmouth and Joan Briggs of Taunton. Witnesses, Samuel Hall, Shadrach Wilbur, Peter Pitts. It is agreed on Peter Tallman's part as follows: He gives Joan, land he had bought of Richard Morris, Daniel Wilcox and Wm. Wilbur, and also a house; all to her and her heirs begotten of her body by Peter Tallman; also givens her best bed and appurtenances and half the household goods; but if she die without issue by Peter, then the estate to revert to eldest son of Peter Tallman, viz, Peter Tallman, Jr.; and in case Peter, Jr., die without lawful issue, then the eldest daughter of Peter, Sr., viz, Mary, and her heirs, shall inherit. He gives to Joan absolutely, three good cows and a good breeding mare, as a "free gift of donation." He must have married Joan this year, and therefore the larger number of his children were undoubtedly born by this second wife. The record of the birth of a son (Benjamin) as late as 1684, by this wife, gives nineteen years at least, as the period that she bore him children. It is impossible, however, to assort to each wife all of her own children with certainty, though some can be surely placed. The exact order in which born, is also unknown.
      1674, 6, 7. Having broken a law of Massachusetts, prohibiting receipt of land of Indians by deed of gift, he was imprisoned, but released at this date, on giving up deeds.
      1675, 10, 2. He brought suit against Rebecca Sadler, wife of Thomas, for breach of peace and threatening his family.
      1680. Taxed 5s. 6d.
      1681, 5, 5. He bought of Amos Westcott, six acres in Warwick, for oe8, 10s. He never lived there, probably, but his son Benjamin was there in 1747 and died there in 1759.
      1683, 9, 18. On a jury at Portsmouth, in case of a man found dead and hanging by the head by a neckcloth fastened to a bough of a cherry tree. Verdict, "That we do not find but that said man said to be named John Crags, was absolutely the only actor of his own death."
      1688, 3, 7. He sold Deborah Westcott, widow of Amos, six acres of land in Warwick, for oe8, 10s.
      1708. Inventory of his estate by son James.
      1709, 5, 3. The "brothers and sisters" of Jonathan Tallman, administrator on his father Peter Tallman, Senr's estate, give their acquittance to him, the said Jonathan Tallman, administrator. Those signing, as children of Peter Tallman, were as follows: Wm Wilber, Israel Shaw, Jonathan Tallman, James Tallman, Benjamin Tallman, Mary Pearce, Susanna Beckitt, Peter Tallman, Isaac Lawton, Wm. Potter, John Tallman, Joseph Tallman, Samuel Tallman. As his daughter Ann does not sign by herself, or husband, Francis Brayton, she had perhaps married again, and is represented by one of the other signatures."

      From the book, "English Origins of New England Families", by Gary Boyd Roberts:

      PETER TALLMAN (Henry), of Hamburg, Barbados, and New England, born probably in Hamburg, about 1623, died in 1708. He married first, in the Parish of Christ Church, Barbados, 2 Jan. 1649 [? 1648/9], ANN HILL, whom he divorced in New England in 1665, daughter of Philip Hill and Ann Hill of the Parish of Christ Church, Barbados; secondly (marriage settlement dated 24 July 1665) JOAN BRIGGS of Taunton, then in the Plymouth Colony; and thirdly, about 1686, ESTHER _____.

      He was admitted a burgher of Hamburg, as the son of a burgher, on 14 Aug. 1646, and disappears thereafter from the Hamburg records. In 1647 he emigrated from Hamburg to the Island of Barbados, and seven or eight months after his marriage at Barbados he migrated from Barbados to Rhode Island, accompanied by his wife, her brother, Robert Hill, and her mother, having agreed with Nathaniel Maverick on 2 June 1648 for transportation from Barbados to New England. On 18 Nov. 1650, as "Peter Talman of Newport on Rhode Island Apothecary," he gave a power of attorney to "my welbeloved friend Mr John Elton" to collect what was due to him from "Mr Samuel Maverick of Noddles Island in the Massachusetts gent," and "to take upp & to seaze uppon a Negro man of mine witch I am informed is within the Jurisdiction of the Massachusetts. The Negro is named Mingoe & but a yong man & hath the mark of I: P: on his left shoulder: & did unlawfully dept from my house in Newport about six months since." (Aspinwal Notarial Records, pp. 370-371, entered under date of 5 (12) 1650 [5 Feb. 1650/1].) He had, therefore, arrived in Newport at least as early as May 1650. Soon, however, he moved to Portsmouth, R. I., where he was a landowner and merchant and was a freeman in 1655. He was one of the early purchasers of land on Martha's Vineyard, and was very active in the settlement of that island. (Cf. Banks's History of Martha's Vineyard.) He appears also in the Connecticut records on 20 May 1652, when he is called "Dutchman." (Colonial Records of Connecticut, vol. 1, p. 151), and was apparently for some time at Flushing, on Long Island. From 1655 to 1658 his name is frequently found in the court records of New Amsterdam, where he sometimes acted as interpreter between the English and the Dutch. (Records of New Amsterdam, 1653-1674, vols. 1 and 2.) Hepurchased much land in Dartmouth, Mass., and the neighboring towns, but his principal place of residence was Portsmouth, R. I. His estate was settled on 8 May 1709."

      This book also indicated, "The registers of Christ Chruch Parish, Barbados, contains a record of the marriage on 2 Jan. 1649 [? 1648/9] of "Peter Tolman and Ann Hill" (Register, loc. cit.); and in the "Aspinwall Notarial Records," page 259 (No. 32 of the series of Boston records published by the Registry Department of the City of Boston), the following agreement for the transportation of Peter Tallman and his goods from Barbados to New England is entered:

      13 (9) 1649 Agreed on this 2nd of June 1648. in & betweene Nath. Maverick* of the one pty & Peter Talmo of the other pty as followeth. Imprs the afores Nathaniel Maverick doth conenant to transport the afores Peter Talmon his goods for New Engl. in the shipp golden Dolphin he paying for the fores goods 3 sterl p tonne for all cask, & for Cotton 5 farthings p pound & for Tobacco one penny p pound in consideration whereof the fore said Talmo doth covenant to shipp uppon the fores ship tp the value of ten tonns at or before the fifteenth day of this instant June, & in case any more of the afores Talmon his goods shall be ready by this time specifyed I doe ingage my selfe to take them aboard it is further agreed that the afores Talmon shall have the passage of one Englishman & three negros he putting in pvisions for them. Witnes o hands
      testi Peter Talmon
      John Ewin Nathaniel Mavericke
      Walter Hanbery

      Acting upon the clues given above, the Chairman of the Committee on English and Foreign Research commissioned Dr. Henry Presch, Jr., of Hamburg, Germany, to make researches in the Hamburg records for the parentage and ancestry of Peter Tallman of Rhode Island; and the records relating to the Tallman family brought to light by Dr. Presch are herewith submitted.

      FROM THE BAPTISMAL REGISTER OF THE CHURCH OF ST. NICHOLAS, HAMBURG

      Baptisms
      1608 Anna, daughter of Peter Talemann, 18 May. Godparents: Susanna, widow of Jacob Melchior Jacobsen, Anna Talemanns, Wilbert de Voss.
      1616 Anna Maria, daughter of Henry Talemann, 20 September. Godparents: Margaret, wife of Vincent Moellers, Elisabeth, wife of John Wetcken, Hermann Wetcken, cannoneer.
      1619 Elisabeth, daughter of Henry Talemann, 24 March. Godparents: Gesche von Eitzen, Catherine Wetckens, Erich Wortenhoff.

      FROM THE HANBURG BURGHER BOOK

      1636 Peter Talemann made free 21 October.
      1646 Peter Talemann made free 14 August.
      (Both were admitted as sons of burghers)
      Note: Sons of burghers were usually admitted at the age of twenty-one years.

      FROM THE INHERITANCE BOOK OF THE PARISH OF ST. NICHOLAS, HAMBURG

      5 October 1610. Dr. Stephen Schoenefeldt, body physician to John Adolphus, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein, gave an inheritance in Dreckwall to Peter Talemann; and it was conveyed to Marilius de Corput, as trustee, since Talemann was not a burgher of Hamburg. (Vol. 3, fo. 53.)
      3 May 1644. Peter Talemann conveyed a part of the above-mentioned premises on the Alster to Diego Charles. (Vol. 4, fo. 60.)
      3 July 1663. Peter Talemann conveyed the remainder of the said premises to Henry Schwarte, as trustee for Ahrend, Sr. (Vol. 4, fo. 180.)

      FROM THE RENT BOOK OF THE PARISH OF ST. NICHOLAS, HAMBURG

      21 November 1656. On this day Peter Talemann recovered a judgment, and on 23 January 1657 [1656/7] he entered an annuity of 124 bank marks for his daughter Susanna. On 9 October 1663 Susanna Talemann, by her curator [guardian], Hans Erlekamp, Cancelled this annuity entry. (Vol. 9, fo. 219.)

      PETER TALLMAN - A Footnote in History ©1984, RuthAlice Anderson

      Historians, with good reason, usually focus on the newsmakers, the movers and shakers of the past. Less celebrated people are seldom mentioned except in an occasional footnote. We should remember, though, that our world was not shaped by great men alone. The common men, the footnote men, provided the stage for their dramas. Without the footnote men, the boldest words would have faded without an echo. Peter Tallman of Rhode Island was a footnote man; if he ever moved or shook anything it was just his family. Still he is worth remembering because his life reflects his society and its values. (see 'Peter Tallman - A Footnote in History' for the complete text of this article)

      Peter Tallman 1623-1708:

      BARBADOS is 21 miles long and 14 wide, lying about 100 miles east of the Leeward and Windward islands of the Caribbean group. Relatively flat and dry there are no volcanoes or rain for ests and hardly any rivers, but there are white sand beaches, and pleasantly rolling country side with fields of sugar cane, brightly painted villges, flowering trees and open pastures. Because of its position upwind from the main island arc, Barbados never changed hands and became known as "Little England"

      There were Amerindians on Barbados for upwards of a thousand years. The Portuguese, first Europeans to find the island and named it after the bearded fig trees that grew on the beaches. English settlers arrived 1627. It is unclear why the Amerindians abandoned the island. A governor was appointed and the House of Assembly founded in 1639. Within a few years there were over 40,000 white settlers, mostly small farmers. In these years Bridgetown was becoming a delightful place to live, with white Dutch houses with red tiled roofs imported from Spain, and spacious parks. Settlers turned to the Dutch when the English passed laws obligating trade only with English firms, who often failed to deliver goods. Dutch trading ships, captained by men of extreme daring and competence, ignored the English laws, evaded English patrol ships and conducted smuggling operations on a vast scale. Labor which had been performed by white indentured servants was soon done by slaves from Africa slipped in by Dutch smugglers. In 1636 a law was passed that a slave was a slave for life. At that time Barbados had a few slaves and mostly white indentured workers in a population of 6000. By 1649, when Peter Tallman had been on the island for two years, there were 30,000 slaves and almost the same number of whites. In 1649, a vague sense of unease had spread through the community. Violence erupted in the "Sugar Revolution" of the 1650's when most of the white population left the island. For the rest of the colonial period sugar was king and Barbados was dominated by a small group of whites who owned the estates. References: "Caribbean Island Handbook 1991" Box and Cameron; "Caribbean" by Janes A. Michner, 1989: "Big Storms in Little England" page 167.

      The emigrant, Peter Tallman, of Hamburg, Germany and the Barbadoes Islands apparently settled first at Newport, Rhode Island for on 18 Nov 1650 as Peter Tallman of Newport on Rhode Island Apothecary he gave a power of attorney to a Mr. John Elton. The Power of attorney was as follow: To collect what was due to him from "Mr Samuel Maverick of Noddles Iland in the Massachusetts gent" and "to take up p and to seaze uppon a Negro man of mine Wch I am informed is With in the Jurisdiction of the Massachusetts. The Negro is named Mingoe and but a young man and hath the mark of I:P: on his left shoulder: and did unlawfully deptarted from my house in Newport about six months since. (Aspinwal Notarial Records pp. 370-71,)(entered under date of 5 (12) 1650 (5 Feb. 1660 /1 He had therefore, arrieved in Newport at least as early as May 1650.

      We have established that Peter Tallman arrived in the Colonies and our proof that he came from Germany is through a deposition, found in the town records of Portsmouth, Rhode Island, and made by Joseph Sheffield on 17 Mar. 1702/3, concerning a declaration made to him by Peter Tallman of Portsmouth on 13 Mar 1702/3. In this declaration Peter Tallman stated that he was then 80 years of age, that in the year 1647 he came from Hambrough (Hamburg) to the Island of Barbados, that within two years after his arrival he was married, in Christ Church Parish in said Island, to Ann Hill, daughter of Philip Hill and Ann, his wife, that seven or eight months after his marriage he moved from Barbadosto Rhode Island, bringing with him his wife and his wife's brother, Robert Hill, and also his wife's mother, who after said Philip Hill's death married Mr. John Elten, and that Mrs. Elten remained in Rhode Island about one year with her son Robert and afterwards moved to Flushing on Long Island, thence to Staten Island, and then, with her son Robert Hill, to Virginia, where she had a child or more by Capt. Hudson, who, as is reported, she married, and where her son, Robert Hill, settled. The said Peter Tallman further declared that the Peter Tallman Jr. whose habitation was then (17 Mar 170 2/3) at Guildford New Haven County, Conn., was the "eldest lawfull son of said Peter Tallman. " This declaration of Peter Tallman was evidently made when Peter Tallman, Jr., as going to Virginia, to dispose of the property of Robert Hill, as heir at law.

      Other evidence (http://simsonappendixa.homepage.com/footnote.html FOOTNOTE in HISTORY by Ruth Alice Anderson) that Peter Tallman was of German ancestry is a court record in that said Tallman was called "Dutchman" in Vol.1 page 231 of Colonial Records of Conn. "Also, this court considering the bill presented to them of John Cooper, to Peter Tallman, Dutchman and assigned be him to Stanborough, according to evidence given in the notery a authentique bill 20 May 1652.

      There are numerous records of Peter Tallman from 1653 until his death that Peter Tallman lived in or around Rhode Island. Purchased and sold many parcels of land. Peter Tallman made a land transaction with an Indian named Wamsitta or Sepewquia which landed him in jail
      until he relinquished his title to the land.

      On 3 May 1665 Peter petitioned the assembly for a divorce from his wife Ann (Hill) Tallman on the grounds that his wife had a child that was not his. She admitted that it was true and he was given the divorce. He then married Joan Briggs shortly after 24 July 1665 which is the date Peter made a marriage settlement with Joan.

      From the Early Records of the Town of Portsmouth Rhode Island. Rhode Island Historical Society. Providence, R.I. E.L. Freeman and Sons, State Printers 1901 Family History Library Salt Lake Call Number 974.56/P1 N2r.

      (327) This present writing made this 24th of July in one thousand Six hundred Sixty and five . Between Peter Talman of Portsmouth in Road Island, and Joan Briggs of Trenton in Jurisdiction of New Plymouth, Witnesseth that I the about said Peter Tallman, doe freely give and make over to the about said Joan Briggs my house and land where in I the said Peter Tallman Now dwelleth which said house and land I the said Peter Tallman Bought of Capt: Richard Morris , with all the privileges and apurtenances there unto belonging or that Ever shall, as all so a certain parcel of land which I the said Petter Talman bought of Daniel Woolcocks adjoining to the above said land, the which house and land above said and all so Certain a parcel of land which I the said Talman bought of William Wilbor all so adjoining to the about said, the which house and land about said with all the privlages and apurtenances about said I the about said Petter Talman doe freely give and make over, unto the about said Joan Brigs and her heirs Lawfully begotten of her own body by the said Peter Talman, To have and to hold the above said house and land with all the appurtenances above said for Euer Quietly and peaceably to enjoy the above said house and land with out any trouble incumbrance or descants from me the said Peter Talman or from any body or under me or my procurement, as also I the above said Peter Talman doe freely give and make over unto the above said Joan Briggs, these things as followeth that is to say my best breed and the appurtenances belonging to it, And also the one half of my household goods, but in Case the above said Joan Briggs do die without heirs lawfully begotten of her own body as above said that then at the disease of the above said Joan Briggs, the above said house and land and the other things above said, shall Return to the Eldest son of the above said Peter Talman whose name is Peter, to him and to his heir s Lawfully begotten of his own body, and in Case the said Peter Talman Junior die with out heirs lawfully begotten of his own body, then the said house and land and other things above Named is to Return to the Eldest daughter of the above said Peter Talman whose name is Mary and her heirs lawful begotten of her own body and also I the said Peter Talman do give and make over to the above said Joan Briggs three good Cows and a good breeding mare to the said Joan Briggs for Ever, to dispose and give to whom she the said Joan Briggs will: and this is the free gift and donation of me the said Petter Talman to the said Joan Briggs, in wetness here of I the said Petter Talman have set to my hand and Seal the day and year above written.
      Signed Sealed and delivered Petter Talman in the presences of us Shadrach Wilbor Petter Pitts

      Entered upon Record by me Richard Bulgar Clerk
      Upon the Records of New Plymouth By Nathaniel Morton Secretary for the Jurisdiction of Plymouth.

      BIR:Letter from Nancy Tallman Walkoski 1988

      Some of the information for this family extracted from the Ancestrial File in the Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah.

      From Ancestry.com, "Desecendants of Tunis Wells and Other Surnames", by Dave Wells :

      "Was admitted a burgher of Hamburg on 14 August 1646, being the son of a burgher.
      Went to Barbados in 1647 at the age of 24, where he married Anne in Jan. of 1648/49. On June 2, 1648 (1649?) he contracted with Nathaniel Maverick to transport him on the Golden Dolphin to New England with his wife, her brother and mother. On May 12, 1650 in Newport he was "Peter Talman of Rhode Island, apothecary", From 1651 to 1658 his name is frequently found on Court Records in New Amsterdam where he traded with Delaware, indicating he engaged in mercantile enterprises and sometimes acted as interpreter between the English and Dutch. On May 20, 1652 he was styled "Dutchman" in the Conn. records. Was accepted as a Freeman of Newport, R.I. in 1655, and on Jan 25, 1656 he (of Middleburgh[Newtown], N.Y.) was complained of by the magistrates for removing tobacco attached by the court at Flushing. Resided at Flushing and New Amsterdam 1655-1658. On 4 Oct., 1655 he bought a house and lot in New Amsterdam, and on 25 May, 1658 sold it to Dirck Jansen van Daventer, after which he settled in Portsmouth and lived there the rest of his life. ..."

  • Sources 
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      Date of Import: Aug 17, 2002

    3. [S463] Descendants of Jeremiah Tallman (3).GED.
      Date of Import: Dec 24, 2003

    4. [S464] Cindy's Genealogy File - 838418.GED.
      Date of Import: Mar 15, 2004