Isaac Amsden

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Isaac Amsden, whose ancestry is unknown (or not traced here), died at Cambridge, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts, 27 June 1659.1,2,3

Isaac married Frances Perriman, whose ancestry is unknown (or not traced here), at Cambridge 8 June 1654.3,2,1,4,5

Isaac Amsden was in New England by 1647 when his name appears in the inventory of Nathaniel Sparhawk.

Isaac was a mason by trade. His estate papers show he owned twelve acres of land on the south side of the Charles River.

Church records show the christening date for sons Isaac and Jacob as Nov 1661, following his widow's becoming a member of the church.6,7

Family 1

  • John Amsden1,2 b. bef. 1654, d. 1696

Family 2

Frances Perriman b. abt. 1635, d. bef. 15 Mar 1725
This person was last edited on29 Dec 2017


  1. [S49] Bernice Amsden Warnick, Ancestors and Descendants of Jonathan Nichols Amsden and Amelia Jane Smith 1636-1977 and Their Related Families of Colonial America: Belcher, Bent, Cornwall, Cummings, Graves, Hannum, Larkin, Loker, Loomis, Lull, Morgan, Morse, Newton, Nichols, Park(e), Perriman, Phelps, Plumpton, Rutter, Sacket(t), Safford, Thompson, Tyler, Wheeler, Witter and the Griffith Evans Family of North Wales (Santa Barbara, California: J & S Graphics, 1978), 30-34, further cited as Warnick, Ancestors and Descendants of Jonathan Nichols Amsden.
  2. [S925] James Savage, A Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England, Four Volumes. Boston, Massachusetts: Little, Brown & Company, 1860-1862, Vol 1. CD-ROM reprint, Compendium of New England Pioneers: A Collection of 14 Classic Genealogical Dictionaries of Early New England Settlers (Columbia, Maryland: Archive CD Books USA, 2006), further cited as Savage's Dictionary.
  3. [S160] Andrew H. Ward, "Amsden Family," The New England Historical and Genealogical Register 15 (Jan 1861): 21-22, further cited as Ward, "Amsden Family."
  4. [S1281] Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850, (online database:, viewed Feb 2009), subject: Frances Perriman, further cited as MVRDB.
  5. [S1872] Clarence Almon Torrey, New England Marriages Prior to 1700, 3 vols. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2011), 34, further cited as Torrey, New England Marriages (2011).
  6. [S49] Warnick, Ancestors and Descendants of Jonathan Nichols Amsden, 33.
  7. [S1702] Murray M. Brown, Some Descendants of Isaac Amsden of Cambridge, Mass. (Athol, Massachusetts: s.p., 1934), 1, further cited as Brown, Some Descendants of Isaac Amsden.