Birth: ABT 1643 in Lynn, Massachusetts

Name Var: Wast

Birth of Son:  ABT 1660
Name: Francis West II

Birth of Son:  ABT 1664
Name: Richard Wast

Birth of Daughter:  ABT 1666
Name: Susannah West

Birth of Son:  ABT 1668
Name: Peter Wast

Birth of Son:  ABT 1672
Name: John Wast

Birth of Daughter:  ABT 1676
Name: Martha Wast

Birth of Son:  31 MAY 1681
Name: William Wast

Birth of Son:  18 SEP 1684
Name: Thomas Wast

Birth of Son:  18 SEP 1684
Name: Clement Wast

Death: 02 JAN 1696 in North Kingston, Washington County, Rhode Island

Click  to see parents:  thought to be Francis West and Margery Reeves

Note:  When Gov. Andros took over the King’s Province in 1687, he levied taxes on the inhabitants of Kingstown, renamed Rochester. Included in the list were Francis Wast senior, Francis Wast junior, and Richard Wast. Only Francis senior had a rate, that of 2 shillings 1 pence. The children of this family have been difficult to trace. Francis, Susannah, and Martha remained in the Kingstown, R.I., area; William removed to Newport, R.I., probably after the death of his first wife; Clement moved to Charlestown, R.I., and then disappears from R.I. records, perhaps moving to Dutchess County, N.Y.; Richard returned to Plymouth and Bristol County, living in Middleboro and Taunton. We have not found Peter, John nor Thomas.

This family name has a variety of spellings in the public records: WAST, WEST, WASTE, WEAST being common variants. Of the four “West” families in Plymouth Colony only this family has its surname used in forms other than WEST suggesting that the original name, while phonetically similar, was distinct from West. Some of Susanna’s children are identified in the Samuel West Memorandum Book published in the ‘Mayflower Descendant’.

Susannah Soule   

Birth:  25 APR 1644  Duxbury, Plymouth Co, Massachusetts

Death:  1685 Kings Towne, Rhode Island

Click here for parents:  George Soule and Mary Buckett

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