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The Haffield Family Fortune

Rachel Clinton was born Rachel Haffield, the daughter of Richard and Martha Haffield, in Suffolk County, England, in 1629. Her father had a considerable amount of wealth and property but married below his social station when he took Martha as his second wife. Martha came from a poor family and apparently resented the higher social standing of Richard's first wife, and let it be known it in many ways, including showing great animosity toward the two children from his previous marriage. This economic discrepancy (difference) was destined to become a curse once the family arrived in the colonies.

Rachel Clinton was first stripped of all her worldly goods and her good name, before finally being accused of being a witch. Reproduced by permission of the Corbis Corporation (Bellevue). Rachel Clinton was first stripped of all her worldly goods and her good name, before finally being accused of being a witch. Reproduced by permission of the Corbis Corporation (Bellevue).

In 1635 the Haffields sailed for New England aboard the ship The Planter with their five daughters, one...


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