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Sometime after October 1646, but before 8 December 1662, Apphia married Governor Thomas Prence, as his third wife, and removed to Eastham to live, accompanied by her son Samuel Freeman Jr., who married Mercy Southworth in 1658. In a deed dated 20 January 1671-72 Governor Prence mentions Samuel Jr., as "my beloved sonne-in-law, Samuel Freeman of Eastham". Mercy Southworth was the niece of Mary Collier, his second wife, and Samuel Freeman was the son of Apphia (Quicke) Freeman, his third wife. Governor Prence may have used the words "my beloved sonne-in-law" as an expression of affection for both Samuel and Mercy, and to simplify his rather confusing relationship to both.