(1) Silvester, Albert Henry, "Richard Silvester of Weymouth, Mass., and
Some of his Descendants," New England Historical and Genealogical
Register volume LXXXV (Boston, MA: 1931), p. 247, 250-252.
- This source states that "thus far no evidence has been discovered to
establish the truth..." that Richard Silvester's wife was Naomi Torrey.
- This source also discounts the possibility of a second wife, Emline, as
a typographical error.
- On October 31, 1666, Edward and Lydia (Silvester) Wright filed a
complaint against Naomi for unjustly carrying out her duties as executrix
of Richard's estate. Constable Ford of Marshfield arrested Naomi. Her
children John, Naomi and Dinah attempted to free her, upon which all were
arrested. They were fined 40s. in damages plus the cost of the suit.
(2) Deetz, James & Patricia Scott Deetz, "The Times of their Lives;
Life, Love, and Death in Plymouth Colony" (W. H. Freeman and Company: New
York, NY, 2000), pages 92-95.
- References the 1666 arrest in the context of general Silvester family
dysfunctional, both internally and with the community at large. (p. 93)
- After Richard Silvester's death, Naomi litigated the will because she
believed she deserved a greater portion. The court agreed with her. (p.