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THE MAYFLOWER DESCENDANT 
Volume XXI 



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THE 

MAYFLOWER DESCENDANT 




1620 3w^P 1920 



A QUARTERLY MAGAZINE OF 
PILGRIM GENEALOGY AND HISTORY 



VOLUME XXI 

1919 



PUBLISHED BY THE 

MASSACHUSETTS SOCIETY OF 

MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS 

BOSTON 



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EDITOR 
GEORGE ERNEST BOWMAN 



COMMITTEE ON PUBUC ATION 

WILLIAM B. H. DOWSE ARTHUR PERRY 

FREDERICK FOSTER FRANK W. STEARNS 

GEORGE ERNEST BOWMAN 



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INDEX OF SUBJECTS 



Ancestral Charts, Bowman's, 96 
Autographs of Major John Free- 
man, Josiah Cooke, Thomas 
Paine and Richard Higgins, 159 
Autographs of Major John Free- 
man, Josiah Cooke, Thomas 
Paine and Richard Higgins, il- 
lustration facing page 145 
Autographs of Richard More of 
Salem and His Sons Richard 
and Caleb, 134 
Autographs of Richard More of 
Salem and His Sons Richard 
and Caleb, illustration facing 
page 97 
Autographs of John Winslow, 
Richard Middlecott, Sarah 
(Winslow) (Standish) (Payne) 
Middlecott, illustration facing 
page 1 

Bangs, Samuel, and Joseph Mayo, 
guardian, Deed to Benjamin 
Collins, 133 
Barnstable County Deeds, Unre- 
corded, 133 
Bartlett, James, Estate of, 131 
Bartlett, Thomas, Will of, 167 
Bennett, Capt. Peter, His Will, and 
the Estate of His Wife Pris- 
cilla, 171 
Bequest, Form for a, 18, 80, 124, 

178 
Bowman's Ancestral Charts, 96 
Building Fund of the Massachusetts 
Society of Mayflower Descend- 
ants, 93, 192 
Bradford, Lieut. Ephraim 1 , Will of, 

189 
Brown, Noah, of Attleborough, 
Mass., Estate of, 128 

Cabinet of Massachusetts Society, 

47, 66, 112, 176 
Chase, Benjamin, His Wife Mercy 

Simmons not a Daughter of 

John and Mercy (Pabodie) 

Simmons, 142 



Collins, Benjamin, Deed from 
Joshua and Thomas Hinckley, 
133 

Collins, Benjamin, Deed from 
Joseph Mayo, guardian, and 
Samuel Bangs, 133 

Collins, Benjamin, Jonathan and 
Ruth, Deed from Nathaniel and 
Thankful Nickerson, 134 

Compact, The, 93 

Cooke, Jacob 1 , Will of, 42 

Cooke, Josiah, Thomas Paine, Rich- 
ard Higgins and Major John 
Freeman, Autographs of, 159 

Cushman, Lieut Josiah, Will of, 
102 

Deeds, Barnstable County, Unre- 
corded, 133 
Deeds— Grantees : 

Collins, Benjamin, 133, 134 

Collins, Jonathan, 134 

Collins, Ruth, 134 

Russell, John, 3 

Sparrow, Jonathan, 166 

Warren, Samuel, 79, 80 

Washburn, Jonathan, 41 

Washburn, Joseph, 41 
Deeds — Grantors : 

Bangs, Samuel, 133 

Higgins, Richard, 160 

Hinckley, Joshua, 133 

Hinckley, Thomas, 133 

May, Anne, 80 

May, John, 80 

Mayo, Joseph, 133 

Nickerson, Nathaniel, 134 

Nickerson, Thankful, 134 

Standish, Myles, 3 

Torrey, David, 80 

Torrey, Hope, 80 

Warren, James, 79 

Warren, John, 79 

Washburn, Joseph, 41 

East Harwich, Mass., Gravestone 
Records from the Methodist 
Cemetery, 49 



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Editor, Notes by, 96, 192 

False and Faked Mayflower Claims, 

142 
Form for a Bequest, 18, 80, 124, 178 
Freeman Genealogy, 144 
Freeman, Major John, Josiah 

Cooke, Thomas Paine and 

Richard Higgins, Autographs 

of, 159 

Genealogies, The Mayflower, 96, 

192 
Gilbert, Capt Nathaniel, Will of, 

117 
Gravestone Records: 
East Harwich, Mass., 49 
Staple, Hannah, 96 
Gray, John, of Kingston, Will of, 

62 
Gray, Capt Thomas, Will of, 84 
Gray, Dr. Thomas, Will of, 156 
Gushee, Abraham, Will of, and His 

Son Abraham's Estate, 81 

Harwich, Mass., Gravestone Rec- 
ords, 49 

Hatch, Hannah, Her Three Hus- 
bands, Japhet Turner, Ebenezer 
Tinkham and Capt Ichabod 
Tupper, 97 

Higgins, Richard, Deed to Jonathan 
Sparrow, 160 

Higgins, Richard, Major John 
Freeman, Josiah Cooke and 
Thomas Paine, Autographs of, 
159 

Hinckley, Joshua and Thomas, 
Deed to Benjamin Collins, 133 

Hodges, Henry, Will of, 96 

Howland, Jabez 1 , Estate of, 145 

Howland, Seth 1 , Estate of, 179 

Illustrations : 

Autographs of John Winslow, 
Richard Middlecott, Sarah 
(Winslow) (Standish) (Payne) 

. Middlecott, facing page 1 

Pilgrim Tercentenary Medal, fac- 
ing page 49 

Autographs of Richard More of 
Salem, and His Sons Richard 
and Caleb, facing page 97 



Illustrations — Continued 
Autographs of Major John Free- 
man, Josiah Cooke, Thomas 
Paine and Richard Higgins, 
facing page 145 

Iron Works, 28, 30, 33 

Latham — Washburn, 40 

Library of Massachusetts Society, 

47,66, 112, 176 
Loring, Anna (Alden), Will of, 126 

Makepeace— Tisdale— Rogers, Note, 
192 

Makepeace, William, of Taunton, 
the Win of, and the Estate of 
His Son-in-Law, Emanuel Wil- . 
Hams of Taunton, 135 

Massachusetts Society of Mayflower 
Descendants, 3, 10, 12, 18, 25, 
29, 43, 44, 46, 49, 53, 62, 65, 71, 
74, 78, 80, 84, 89, 90, 93, 96, 102, 
105, 117, 121, 124, 126, 128, 136, 
144, 145, 159, I7i, 172, 176, 178, 
179. 187, 192 

Massachusetts Society, . Building 
Fund of, 93, 192 

Massachusetts Society, Gifts for 
the Library and Cabinet, 47, 66, 
112, 176 

Massachusetts Society, Members 
Elected, 48, 67, 113, 177 

Massachusetts Society, Officers 
Elected, 65 

Massachusetts Society, Proceedings 
of, 46, 65, 112, 176 

Massachusetts Society, Supple- 
mental Lines Accepted, 48, 70, 
116, 178 

May, John and Anne, Deed to Sam- 
uel 4 Warren, 80 

Mayflower, the ship, 53, 93, 96, 121, 
125, 134, 135, 142, 159 

Mayflower Claims, False and Faked, 
142 

Mayflower Genealogies, The, 96, 
192 

Mayflower Passengers, Names of 
the, 125 

Mayo, Joseph, guardian, and Sam- 
uel Bangs, Deed to Benjamin 
Collins, 133 

Medal, Pilgrim Tercentenary, 93 



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Medal, Pilgrim Tercentenary, illus- 
tration facing page 49 
Middlecott, Richard, Will of, 1 
Middlecott, Sarah, Estate of, 1 
Mitchell, Jacob, Estate of, 185 
More, Richard, of Salem, and His 
Sons Richard and Caleb, Auto- 
graphs of, 134 
More, Richard, of Salem, and His 
Sons Richard and Caleb, Auto- 
graphs of, illustration facing 
page 97 

Nickerson, Nathaniel and Thankful, 
Deed to Benjamin, Jonathan 
and Ruth Collins, 134 
Notes by the Editor: 
Bowman's Ancestral Charts, 96 
Hodges, Henry, Will of, 96 
Makepeace — Tisdale — Rogers, 192 
Staple, Mrs. Hannah, Gravestones 
of, 96 

Paine, Thomas, Richard Higgins, 
Major John Freeman and 
Josiah Cooke, Autographs of, 

159 

Passengers, Mayflower, Names of 
the, 125 

Payne, Tobias, Will of, 1 

"Pilgrim Notes and Queries", 2, 10 

Pilgrim Tercentenary Medal, 93 

Pilgrim Tercentenary Medal, illus- 
tration facing page 49 

Plymouth, Mass., Vital Records, 19, 
94, 162 

Plymouth Colony Vital Records, 36, 
56, 107, 152 

Richmond, Ebenezer, Will of, 186 
Richmond, Samuel, of Taunton, 

Will of, 44 
Richmond, Col. Silvester, Estate of, 

54 
Richmond, Col. Silvester, Will of, 

12 
Rogers — Makepeace — Tisdale, Note, 

192 
Russell, John, Deed from Myles 

Standish, 3 

Simmons, Mercy, Wife of Ben- 
jamin Chase, not a Daughter of 



John and Mercy (Pabodie) 

Simmons, 142 
Soper, Oliver, Will of, 10 
Southworth, Capt. Ichabod, Estate 

of, and the Will of His Widow 

Esther, 73 
Southworth, Lieut Nathaniel, and 

His Son Constant, the Wills 

of, 24 
Sparrow, Jonathan, Deed from 

Richard Higgins, 160 
Standish, David 4 , and His Widow 

Hannah, Wills of, 71 
Standish, Myles, Deed to John Rus- 
sell, 3 
Standish, Myles*, Estate of, 1 
Staple, Mrs. Hannah, Gravestones 

of, 96 
Subscription Price to be Increased, 

89, 144, 171 

Taylor, John, of Boston, and Rev. 

John, of Milton, Wills of, 121 
Tercentenary Medal, 93 
Tercentenary Medal, illustration 

facing page 49 
Tisdale— Rogers — Makepeace, Note, 

192 
Tisdall, John, of Taunton, and His 

Son John, the Estates of, 29 
Torrey, David and Hope, Deed to 

Samuel 4 Warren, 80 
Tupper, Widow Hannah, Will of, 

101 
Tupper, Ichabod, Will of, 100 
Turner, Japhet, Estate of, 98 

Vital Records: 
East Harwich, Mass., 49 
Plymouth, Mass., 19, 94, 102 
Plymouth Colony, 36, 56, 107, 152 

Wadsworth, Deacon John, Estate 

of, 89 
Warren, James*, Deed to Samuel* 

Warren, 79 
Warren, James*, Estate of, 79 
Warren, John*, Deed to Samuel* 

Warren, 79 
Warren, Richard', Estate of, 78 
Warren, Richard 1 , Wife and Chil- 
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Warren, Samuel 4 , Deed from John 
and Anne May, 80 

Warren, Samuel*, Deed from David 
and Hope Torrey, 80 

Warren, Samuel 4 , Deed from James* 
Warren, 79 

Warren, Samuel*, Deed from John* 
Warren, 79 

Warren, Samuel*, Estate of, 104 

Washburn, Joseph, Deed to Son 
Jonathan, 41 

Washburn, Joseph, Deed to Son 
Joseph, 41 

Washburn — Latham, 40 

Williams, Emanuel, of Taunton, the 
Estate of, and the Will of Wil- 
liam Makepeace of Taunton, 

135 
Wills and Inventories: 
Bartlett, James, 131 
Bartlett, Thomas, 167 
Bennett, Peter, 171 
Bennett, Priscilla, 171 
Bradford, Ephraim, 189 
Brown, Noah, 128 
Cooke, Jacob, 42 
Cushman, Josiah, 102 
Gilbert, Nathaniel, 117 
Gray, John, 62 
Gray, Thomas, 84, 156 
Gushee, Abraham, 81, 83 
Hodges, Henry, 96 
Howland, Jabez, 145 
Howland, Seth, 179 
Loring, Anna (Alden), 126 



Wills and Inventories— Con tinned 

Makepeace, William, 135 

Middlecott, Richard, 1 

Middlecott, Sarah, 1 

Mitchell, Jacob, 185 

Payne, Tobias, 1 

Richmond, Ebenezer, 186 

Richmond, Samuel, 44 

Richmond, Silvester, 12, 54 

Soper, Oliver, 10 

South worth, Constant, 24 

Southworth, Esther, 73 

Southworth, Ichabod, 73 

Southworth, Nathaniel, 24 

Standish, David, 71 

Standish, Hannah, 71 

Standish, Myles, 1 

Taylor, John, 121 

Taylor, Rev. John, 121 

Tisdall, John, 29, 34 

Tupper, Hannah, 101 

Tupper, Ichabod, 100 

Turner, Japhet, 98 

Wadsworth, John, 89 

Warren, James, 79 

Warren, Richard, 78 

Warren, Samuel, 104 

Williams, Emanuel, 135 

Wright, Isaac, 53 
Winslow, Sarah, Her Three Hus- 
bands, Myles* Standish, Tobias 
Payne and Richard Middlecott, 
with the four Estates, 1 
Wright, Isaac, Will of, 53 



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AUTOGRAPHS OF JOHN WINSLOW, RICHARD MIDDLECOTT 
SARAH (WINSLOW) (STANDISH) (PAYNE) MIDDLECOTT 

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VoL XXI JANUARY, J9S9 No. J 



SARAH WINSLOWS THREE HUSBANDS 

MYLES 1 STANDISH, TOBIAS PAYNE 

AND RICHARD MIDDLECOTT 

WITH THE FOUR ESTATES 

By Gbo&ge E&nest Bowman 

Sarah Winslow 8 , daughter of John and Mary (Chilton) 
Winslow, was born at Plymouth, about 1638, and accompanied 
her parents when they removed to Boston. She was married three 
times and survived her third husband. 

Sarah Winslow 8 (Mary 2 Chilton, James 1 ) was married first, 
at Boston, on 19 July, 1660, to Myles* Standish (Capt. Myles 1 ), 
who sailed for England a few months later and was not heard of 
again. There were no children by this marriage. 

A few years later, in November, 1666 or 1667, Widow Sarah 
(Winslow) Standish was married to Tobias Payne, of Boston, by 
whom she* had one child, William Payne, born at Boston, on 
Friday, 22 January, 1668/9. Tobias Payne, the second husband, 
died at Boston, 12 September, 1669. 

In 1672, Widow Sarah (Winslow) (Standish) Payne married, 
for her third husband, Richard Middlecott of Boston, by whom 
she had four children: Mary, who married Henry Gibbs and 
Othniel Hagget; Sarah, who married Louis Boucher; Edward, 
who married and had at least one child, a son ; Jane, who married 
Elisha Cooke. 

Richard Middlecott, the third husband, died 13 June, 1704, 
leaving Sarah a widow for the third time. She did not marry 
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No settlement of the estate of Sarah Winslow's first husband, 
Myles* Standish (Capt. Myles 1 ) has been found on the probate 
records of Plymouth Colony or of Suffolk County, Mass., but two 
depositions and a deed, all in the Plymouth Colony Records of 
Deeds [3 : 22 and 23], show that, before sailing, he gave Edward 
Gray* of Plymouth power of attorney to sell his land in Dart- 
mouth. The depositions were printed, by the Editor, in " Pilgrim 
Notes and Queries", Volume IV, page 6, and an exhaustive 
abstract of the deed is included in the present article. 

Tobias Payne, the second husband, made his will on 1 1 Sep- 
tember, 1669, and died the next day. Apparently it was a nun- 
cupative will, and the record states that only a part of it was 
recorded. An exhaustive abstract of everything found in the 
Suffolk County, Mass., Registry of Probate, relating to the estate, 
is here presented. The only original document now in the files is 
the inventory, which bears the autograph signatures of John 
Winslow and Richard Middlecott. 

Richard Middlecott, the third husband, made his will on 
22 June, 1700, and it was probated 20 June, 1704. The original 
will is still on file in the Suffolk County, Mass., Registry of Pro- 
bate. Attached to it is a petition bearing the autograph signature 
of his widow, "Sarah middlecott". The will mentions the four 
Middlecott children: Edward; Mary, wife of "my son in Law 
Henry Gibbs" ; Sarah, unmarried ; Jane, unmarried ; also "my son 
in Law William Payne". 

For many years, both before and after the date of this will, 
the term "son-in-law" meant either the son of a former husband 
or wife, or the husband of a daughter. In Richard Middlecott's 
will the term was used twice, and was equivalent to the modern 
"step-son" when applied to William Payne. When applied to 
Henry Gibbs it had the meaning now given to it, as Gibbs had 
married Middlecott's daughter Mary. 

Exhaustive abstracts of all original documents and records 
relating to the settlement of the estate, found in the Suffolk 
County, Mass., Registry of Probate, are here presented. 

Widow Sarah (Winslow) (Standish) (Payne) Middlecott 
died 9 April, 1726, aged 88, according to an entry in Jeremiah 
Bumstead's Diaryf- She died intestate, and administration was 
granted, on 12 May, 1726, to her second daughter, Sarah Boucher, 
widow, and to Elisha Cooke and his wife Jane, the third daughter. 

* Edward Gray married, first, Mary Winslow, sister of Sarah (Winslow) 
Standish. 

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We here present exhaustive abstracts of all records, and original 
documents still in the files, relating to the settlement of the estate, 
found in the Suffolk County, Mass., Registry of Probate. 

In the accompanying illustration we reproduce the signatures 
of John Winslow and Richard Middlecott, found on the original 
inventory of Tobias Payne's estate, dated 26 January, 1669/70; 
another signature of Richard Middlecott, found on his will, dated 
22 June, 1700; and the signature of the widow Sarah Middlecott, 
found on the petition, dated 20 June, 1704* attached to her hus- 
band's will. 

This article and the illustration are printed at the expense of 
Miss Marion DeCourcy Ward and her sister, Miss Anna Salton- 
stall Ward, of Boston, who are descendants of Elisha and Jane 
(Middlecott) Cooke, and members of the Massachusetts Society 
of Mayflower Descendants. 

The various abstracts referred to are here given, the proper 
reference, to the original record, or document on file, being noted 
in each case. 

[Myles 2 Standish, by attorney, to John Russell] 

[Plym. Col. Deeds, 3 123] "Edward Gray of New Plymouth 
.... yeoman .... as Attorney unto Myles Standish of Boston" 
having sold to "John Russell then of Marsh feild one whole share 
of land lying in Ponagansett in Plymouth Pattent belonging unto 
the said Myles Standish", for £42, "as by a writing under the 
said Edward Grayes hand now extant Doth appeer Dated" 
20 March, 1661, "and for the further confirmation of the said 
lands unto the said Russell Know yea: that the said Edward 
Gray for .... the aforsaid sum .... as Attorney unto the said 
Myles Standish .... Doe .... Confeirme unto the said John 
Russell .... the aforsaid one whole share of land .... in the 
said Ponagansett or now the Towne called Dartmouth .... (viz) 
uplands and meddow lands" 

The deed was dated 9 March, 1664, and was signed by a 
mark. The witnesses were, John Miller, Nathaniel Morton and 
William Crow. 

" I ame Contented with and Doe give my free consent to the 
sale of the land mensioned in this Deed as witnes my hand Sarah 
Standish 

"This underwritten by Sarah Standish was acknowlidged 
before mee Thomas Southworth; Plymouth the third of Aprill 
1668; Alsoe Edward Gray owned this Deed before mee Thomas 
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[Tobias Payne's Will] 

[Suffolk Co. Prob. Reds., 6 : 28*] "N°: 4: What I have hecrc 
in money or Goods, what shall come in from any other place as 
debts & Adventures, what is due from mee being first made good 
ft moderate f unerall Expences discharged, I doe hereby fully ft 
freely Give ft bequeath unto youre daughter my wife & to Our 
little sonn, to whose Care Charge ft Education I leave him, En- 
joyning her in Case shee marries againe that hee may not bee 
abused or wronged, but duly taken Care for which I hope also 
you will mind if it happens during youre life" 

" Att a meeting of the Gov' m r Tyng ft Reccord r : 21 : Sept : 
1669 m r John Winslow deposed, that hee heard his late sonn in 
Lawe m r Tobias Paine on the 11 th instant to declare it to bee his 
mind ft last will ft that hee was of a sound disposing mind, hee 
departed this life the : 12 : instant." 

"This is a true Copie of the late Tobias Payne, his 24 th t- 
instruction to which m r John Winslow deposed as is above ft 
Annext to his Administration ft this left instead of the Originall :" 

"Att a meeting of the Gov* : Richard Bellingham Esq r Edward 
Tyng Esq r ft Reccord r : 21 : Sept: 1669 Power of Administration 
to the Estate of the late m r Tobias Paine deceased is Granted to 
Sarah Paine his relict in behalfe of her selfe, ft the sonn of the 
said Tobias ft Sarah, (William Paine) to performe the imperfect 
will of the said Tobias as it is truly transcribed out of the Orig- 
inall ft Annext out of the Originall wherein hee left instructions 
for his father in Law ft that shee give security to Administer 
thereupon according to Law bringing in a true Inventory of that 
Estate into the Court : " 

[From original inventory] "An Inventory of the Estate of m r 

Tobias Paine Deceased taken y« 26 th of January 16 H". The 

total was £1675, 8s., 8Jd. The debts amounted to £589, 6s., 5d. 
Some of the items were located in "the Garrett", "the Greatt 
chamber", "the two little Chambers" and "In y* hall". The only 
mention of real estate is in the items : "a parcell of salt In A ware 
house" £140, and "a peece of a frame of a house and land" £60. 

Other interesting items are: "a voyollin"J £1 ; "A clock" £3, 
ios.; "An Indian Boy Called william Brandy" £10; "2 Gould 
hatt bands, a Gould tobacco stopper a sett of shirtt Buttons of 

* From the original sixth volume of the records, not from the modern copy. 

t This seems to be an error for u ad 4th w or " sd 4th **; or possibly for " No 
4th" entered at the beginning of the will. The original record clearly reads 
" 24th ", as we have printed it. — Editor. 

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Gold & Gould Rings" £30; "a wach" £2, 10s. ; "Eleven hatts ould 
fashion" £2, 3s., 6d. 

Debts were due the estate from: Nicholas Byram; "Adrian 
Hycks of London"; Robert Latham; Edward Wauton; "martin 
Kreigar of new Yorke"; "Cap* olliver"; Nathaniel Adams; 
Thomas Jenners; Ephraim Hunt; Capt. Robert Munden; "m* 
John Winsley"; "m r Edmund Downes"; "m r Joseph Rock"; 
"m r wilHam Darnall"; "m* Robert Gibbs"; "m" pearson"; 
"Deacon parks"; "m r Beniamin Gibbs"; Job Winslow; John 
Drury; William Crow; "Goodwife Blake"; Francis Combes; 
Edward Gray; Nathaniel Whitemore; John Leonard; "Isaac 
Harrice"; Edward Doty; "Henery hoges of London"; "Due 
from Thomas payne of Breeman 650 Rich dollers" £162, 10s. 

The estate was indebted to : Peter Coston ; " Jeronimo Mailer" ; 
Thomas Revell; Major James "Beake"; Francis Kempe; Abra- 
ham Major; "David Raphiell demercado"; "itf Robertt new- 
bald"; "m r Thomas phipp"; "m r Helden and m r Brookes In 
company"; "m r Heldens particular"; "m r Adrian Hicks". 

"Dated as aforesaide In Boston the 26 th of January 16H John 
winslow Tho: Brattle William Tailer Richard Middlecott" 

"Sworne by y« widdow Paine y* this is a true Inventory & 
when she Knowes more to discover itt 28 th : 1 1 m° 1669 as Attests 
Free Grace Bendall Clerke." 

The inventory was recorded, 2 June, 1670, in Book 7, 
pages 14-18. 

[Richard Mbddlecott's Will] 

[Suffolk Co. Probate. From original will] On 22 June, 1700, 
"Richard Middlccot of Boston .... Merchant" made his will. 
Bequests were as follows : 

"Imprimis my will is that all my just debts and funerall 
charges be paid by my Executrix." 

To "my son Edward Middlecot" £20, "besides Such Estate in 
Lands which I have formerly Settled upon him in Old England." 

To "my daughter Mary Gibbs" £20, "besides what Estate I 
formerly gave with her in Marriage to my son in Law Henry 
Gibbs." 

To "my Daughter Sarah Middlecot" £500, in money. 

To "my daughter Jane Middlecot" £500, in money. 

To "my son in Law William Payne" £10, in money. 

To "my dearly beloved Wife Sarah Midlecot the Sole use and 
improvement of all and Singuler my Houseing and lands in 
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life unto whom also I give free and full liberty and power to give 
and dispose thereof by her Last will .... to all or any one or 
more of my children and their heires and assignes forever in 
Such Proportion as She Shall thinck meet, hereby allowing & 
holding the Same firm and Stable. But in case my Said wife Shall 
not See cause to dispose thereof by will, Or otherwise that She 
die Intestate, Then my will is that my aforesaid houseing and 
Lands in Boston be Equally divided between my four children 
afores d viz* : Edward Middlecot, Mary Gibbs, Sarah Middlecot & 
Jane Middlecot" 

To "my Said Wife Sarah Midlecot all and Singuler the Resi- 
due of all my personall Estate for her comfortable Subsistance, 
and to be disposed of as She Shall See cause." 

"my Said Wife Sarah Middlecot to be the Sole Executrix 

and do hereby nominate and request my my Loveing friends Coll : 
Elisha Hutchenson and Maj r John Walley to be as Over seers to 
Assist Assist and advise my Said Executrix, unto each of whom 
I do hereby give Twenty Shillings to buy each a ring." 

The will was signed "Richard Middlecot". The witnesses 
were: "John Indecott", Joseph Hiller and Joseph Prout. 

Attached to the original will, by sealing wax, is the following 
original petition, addressed to the Judge of Probate: "S r : M r 
Middlecott having left me Executrix to his Will, & being tin- 
capable to wait on you, by reason of my lameness : I do desire & 
request to take the testimony of those Gentlemen that were wit- 
nesses to my husbands Will, & to direct me to such further Stepps 
as may be requisite, for me to comply with the same & you will 
there by oblige Your humble Servant. (Boston June 20 th : 1704 

Sarah middlecott" 

The signature on this petition is, of course, an autograph. 
The petition is in a different hand. 

[Endorsed on the original will] "The within written Will 

being presented for Probate John Indecott & Joseph Hiller", 

two of the witnesses, made oath to it, at Boston, on 20 June, 1704. 
[The will was also recorded, 15 : 300.] 

[15 : 299] On 20 June, 1704, at Boston, the will was probated, 
and administration granted to "Sarah Middlecot Relict Widow". 

[From original inventory] At "Boston in New England, 
August . 23 d 1704" the inventory was taken by Joseph Hiller and 
"John Indecott". The total amount was £2084, IOS - Th e real 
estate was: "His Dwelling house & Ground belonging" £250; 
"A dwelling house Ware house & Wharf e" £600; "A dwelling 
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Interesting items were: 232 ounces of plate, at 6s., 6d., per 
ounce, £75, 8s.; "Gold Rings & Buttons" £5; "A Negro Man & 
Girl" £40; "In English goods" £513, 15. 

"Sarah Middlecot Exec"" made oath to the inventory, at 
Boston, 23 April, 1705. [The inventory was also recorded, 
15:4H.] 

[Sarah (Winslow) (Standish) (Payne) Middlecott's 

Estate] 

[24 : 482] On 12 May, 1726, administration was granted "To 
Sarah Baucher Widow, Elisha Cooke Esq and Jane his Wife all 
of Boston" on the estate of "Your Mother Sarah Middlecott late 
of Boston aforesaid Widow .... lately Dyed Intestate". 

[From original bond] On 12 May, 1726, Sarah Boucher, 
widow, Elisha Cooke, Esq., and Jane Cooke, his wife, all three as 
administrators, with John Benning and Nathaniel Cunningham, 
both merchants of Boston, as sureties, gave a bond for £2000. 
The witnesses were Benjamin "Daulinge" and John Boydell. The 
name Sarah Boucher appears five times on tjiis bond, in addition 
to her own signature, which is unmistakably "Boucher". [Also 
recorded, Red ink No. 13 : 347.] 

[From original document] "Objections against M r Cookes 
acco tt " . "That M r W m Coddintons money is not entred" £450; 
"M r Henry Gibbes' money not entred" £10; "M r Coppins dept 
for rent" £20; "M r Elisha Cookes money Interest &c" £250; "the 
pew at the North Church" £30; "the house at land formerly my 
fathers" £600. The document was signed "W m Payne" and 
endorsed "M r Pains objections filed March 18 th 1727". [Also 
recorded, Red ink No. 13 : 349.] 

[From original document] "Answers to M r Paynes Objec- 
tions." "The House & Land which he calls, formerly his Fathers, 
he long Since for very valuable Considerations Released all Right 
or Title thereto as he well knows : But if any Right in him he may 
bring his Action 

"As for the Pew at the North Church; If the Gentlemen of 
that Society think M r Payne ought to enjoy M r Middlecotts Pew 
& allow him therefor they may So do, but to put it into the 
Inventory of M™ Sarah Middlecott ought not to be 

"What Money I owe the Estate I am willing to allow upon the 
Divition, therefore did not Charge it as a debt, If I had I must 
have Charged a very Considerable debt due from M r Payne which 
Suppose he must allow for as afores d as well as others 

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when I formerly asked her about it She told me She had paid 
M r Payne & M r Sewall, did not therefore Charge her debtor to 
the Estate but am willing She may be Added And if Recovered 
to be Accomted for 

"M r Gibbs Money. By what I heard from the Family I 
accounted M n Middlecott never Intented he should repay, but if 
M r Payne is not Content I shall Add it to the Inventory 

"There is a Bond in my hands for the payment of" £200 
"Lawfull Silver Money & Some Interest to M r Richard Middle- 
cott deced his Certain Attorney due from M r Nath u Coddington 
late of Rhoad Island deced & others Which the administrators 
do not look upon as part of the Estate of M™ Sarah Middlecott 
deced & now brought into the Inventory by the present Adminis- 
trators but ought to be to and among the Children of M r Richard 
Middlecott deceased. 

Elisha Cooke" 

"1728 . April 15 th Receiv'd & Read . Suffolk Ss: By the 
Hon bk Samuel Sewall Esq J. of pro : &c 

"I Do hereby Deny to act any further in the administration 
on this Estate 

Sam 1 Sewall." 
[Also recorded, Red ink No. 13 : 349.] 

[From original bond] On 4 June, 1728, "William Paine Esq 
as Principall Peter Barbour Andrew Lane his Suretys" gave a 
bond of "Ten Pounds Each" to "Prosecute his Appeal" from the 
decree of the Probate Court. The bond was signed "W m Payne". 
[Also recorded, Red Ink No. 13 : 350.] 

[From certified copy] "At a Council held at the Council 
Chamber in Boston of Thursday the 6 th of June 1728., Sitting 
the General Assembly 

"An Appeal of William Paine Esq r from a Judgment .... of 
Sam 11 Sewall Esq Judge of the Probate .... Pronounced Aprill 
15 . 1728 .... Ordered that a hearing be had of this appeal on 
Fryday" 14 June, 1728, at three o'clock in the afternoon. 

"In Council Aug* 12 th 1728 . A Hearing being had the 5 th 
Instant on this appeal .... Resolved that the Following Articles 
ought to be inserted in the Inventory of the Estate of Sarah 
Middlecott Deces d : viz* . M r Coppins Debt of £20 . M r Gibbs 
Debt of £10 . M r Nath u Coddingtons Bond For £200 Silver 
Money the arrears of Rent Due from M r Arnoo to the s d Estate, 
and the Debt of Elisha Cook Esq One of the administr™ Due to 
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"And It is Ordered that the Judge of Probates take 

Care that the Several Articles afores d be accordingly Added to 
the s d Inventory. 

"A True Copy Examined $ J Willard Secry." "filed Dec* 
24 th 1728" is endorsed on the back. [Also recorded, Red ink 
No. 13 : 351.] 

[From original inventory] On 23 January, 1728, "M™ Sarah 
Boucher Elisha Cooke Esq and Jane his wife Admin™ on the 
Estate of their Mother U n Sarah MedHcot" made oath to the 
inventory, which was not dated, but bears the signatures of the 
three administrators, who apparently acted as appraisers. No real 
estate was included. 

Interesting items are: "A Looking Glass old fashion" £3; 
"a negro woman named Sue" £75; "Five Gold Rings . 14 dwt, 
7 Gra 8 " £7, 17s. 

Payments had been received from : Benjamin Mason ; William 
Lee, for rent; Thomas Plaisted; John White; John Weymouth; 
John Rachel ; "Neale" ; William Twing. 

Debts were due the estate from: William Twing; Ebenezer 
Newal; "Thomas & Joshua Stedman"; Ezekiel Needham; Jere- 
miah Osborne ; William Coddington ; Henry Gibbs ; "M™ Coppin" ; 
Elisha Cooke ; "M r William Payne" ; "M r Middlecott". The total 
amount of the inventory was £1725, us., id. [Also recorded, 

27"33l 

[From original account] On 19 May, 1729, the three admin- 
istrators filed an account, which was sworn to by all three, and 
approved by the Judge of Probate, on 21 May, 1729. Payments 
had been made to: "John Arno for Repairs"; Benjamin Swain; 
Dr. Williams; John Alden; "M*» Pollard"; "John Blake Coach 
hire" £1, 10s.; "M' Burrel"; "Coach hire for M*» Cole" 10s. 
[Also recorded, 27 : 176.] 

[27 : 179] "To M™ Sarah Boucher Elisha Cooke Esq & Jane 
his wife admin" of M rt Sarah Middlecott widow .... Whereas 
it appears .... That the ... . Residuary Part of her Personal 
Estate .... amounts to" £1712, 18s., iod. "w** Ought by Law 
to be Divided among the Children of the said deced & their Legal 
Representatives. I Do therefore .... assign to you the said 
Sarah Boucher and Elisha Cooke (in Right of your wife Jane)" 
£293, 16s., 5d., "apiece And I also order you .... as Admin" 
aforesaid to pay to the Rest of the Children of the said deced 
Namely to William Payne Esq as his Double share and Portion" 
£587, 12s., iod., "after the deduction of" £194, 6s., iod., "already 
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deced" £293, 16s., 5d., "after the Deduction of fifteen pounds & 
Ten shillings already received in plate"; "To the Heirs & Repre- 
sentatives of Edward Middlicott deceased" £293, 16s., 5d., "after 
the deduction of" £226, 7s., "already received in plate &a" 
"being their full shares and proportions of and in their Mothers 
Estate at present saving to Each Child a share or proportion of 
what further Estate may appear Each party to whom a share is 
allotted Giving Bond with suretys .... in case Debts be after- 
wards made to appear to Refund & pay back .... their ratable 
parts of all such Debt$ & of their Charges." 

The decree was made, 26 May, 1729, by Josiah Willard, Judge 
of Probate. 



CAPT- OLIVER SOPER'S WILL 

By the Editor 

Oliver Soper of Taunton, Mass., married Ruth Staples* 
(Hannah* Standish, Ebenezer*, Alexander 2 , Myles 1 ), and had 
six children: Susanna, Sally, Ruth, Betsy, Oliver and Fanny. 
The record from his family bible, printed in "Pilgrim Notes and 
Queries", Volume 2, page 77, shows that he died 8 August, 1821, 
and his wife, Ruth, died 26 June, 1832. 

Oliver Soper, Esq., made his will on 9 August, 181 5, and it 
was probated 7 September, 1821. An endorsement on the original 
document calls him "Cap 4 Oliver Soper". 

We here present exhaustive abstracts of the will and all other 
documents or records, relating to the settlement of the estate, in 
the Bristol County, Mass., Registry of Probate, at Taunton. 

This article is printed at the expense of Mr. Benjamin H. 
Anthony, of New Bedford, Mass., a member of the Massachusetts 
Society of Mayflower Descendants, and a descendant of Capt. 
Oliver and Ruth (Staples) Soper, through their son Oliver Soper, 
who married Rebecca Paull. 



[Capt. Oliver Soper's Will] 

[From original will] On 9 August, 181 5, "Oliver Soper of 
Taunton .... Esq r " made his will. Bequests were as follows: 
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my Indoor moveables and household furniture, And One Cow, 
And the use and improvement of One half of all my lands and 
Buildings where I now live with one half of the previleges thereto 
belonging, for her to use and improve so long as she shall live 
single and unmarried after my decease . All which is to be con- 
sidered instead of her right of Dower in my Estate." 

To "the heirs of my Daughter Susanna the wife of George 
Macomber, deceased five dollars." 

To "my Daughter Sally Dean five dollars." 

To "my Daughter Betsey Porter Ten dollars." 

To "my Daughter Fanny Presbrey five dollars." 

To "my Daughter Ruth Soper, One half of all my Indoor 
moveables, and household furniture, And I give her to use and 
improve, while she shall live single and not married, One half 
part of my homestead land & Buildings with the previleges thereto 
belonging, the other half of which I have herein given for my 
wife to improve as abovesaid, I Also give to my said Daughter 
Ruth the other half of my indoor moveables & household furni- 
ture after the death or marriage of her mother, and also the 
improvement of the other half of my lands & buildings as above- 
said, during the time she shall remain single & not married." 

To "my son Oliver Soper, All the lands & buildings that I 
have heretofore conveyed to him by deed, I Also give him .... 
(on condition he shall pay and perform as herein directed) all the 
remainder of my Estate not herein particularly disposed of, both 
Real and personal, with the land and buildings herein given to 
my said wife and Daughter Ruth after their improvement as 
aforesaid, he to pay the several sums herein mentioned, to be 
paid to each of my four Daughters or their heirs, pay all my 
debts and charges Including funeral expences." 

"Son Oliver" was appointed sole executor. 

The witnesses were James Williams, Deborah Williams and 
Alfred Williams. 

The will is endorsed "The Will of Cap 4 Oliver Soper." [The 
will was also recorded, 58 : 329.] 

[From original letter] On 7 September, 1821, at Dighton, 
James Williams and Alfred Williams made oath that they, " with 
Deborah Williams who is out of the Government", witnessed 
the will of "Oliver Soper .... Gentleman" and administration 
was granted to Oliver Soper, the executor. [The letter was also 
recorded, 58 : 330.] 

[From unrecorded bond] On 7 September, 1821, Oliver Soper, 
yeoman, as executor, with James Williams, Esq., and Alfred 



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Williams, Esq., as sureties, all of Taunton, gave a bond for 
$10,000. The witnesses were I. W. Baylies and D. G. W. Cobb. 

[111 : 123] On 7 September, 1821, Oliver Soper, the executor, 
was ordered to post notices of his appointment, in Taunton and 
Raynham. The notices were posted the same day, and on 5 March, 
1822, Oliver Soper made oath that be had complied with the 
order of the Court 



COL. SILVESTER RICHMOND'S WILL 

By the Editor 

Silvester Richmond of Little Compton (which was in 
Massachusetts until 1747, when it became a part of Rhode Island) 
married, first, Elizabeth* Rogers (JoAn*-*, Thomas 1 ), who was 
the mother of all his children. His second wife, who survived 
him, was Deborah (Cushing) Loring. 

Silvester and Elizabeth (Rogers) Richmond had eleven chil- 
dren : William, Elizabeth, Silvester, Peleg, Perez, Ichabod, Ruth, 
Hannah, Sarah, Mary, Rogers. 

The daughter Hannah is not mentioned in her father's will, 
and probably died, without issue, before it was made. 

The daughter Sarah died before her father, and one of her 
children was mentioned in the will. 

All the other children survived their father and were men- 
tioned in his will. 

Before 1752, Col. Silvester Richmond removed from Little 
Compton to Dartmouth, Mass., where he died; but he and both 
his wives were buried at Little Compton. 

In his will, made 29 December, 1752, and when the will was 
probated, 3 December, 1754, he was called of Dartmouth, Mass. 

We here present exhaustive abstracts of the will, and of all 
other records, or original documents, relating to the settlement of 
the estate, found in the Bristol County, Mass., Registry of Probate, 
at Taunton. 

This article is printed at the expense of Rev. Rufus B. Tobey 
and Rev. Frederick B. Allen, both members of the Massachusetts 
Society of Mayflower Descendants, and descendants of Col. Sil- 
vester and Elizabeth (Rogers) Richmond, through the son 
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[Col. Silvester Richmond's Will] 

[From original will] On 29 December, 1752, "Silvester 
Richmond of Dartmouth .... Esqr" made his will. Bequests 
were as follows : 

To "Deborah my Dearly beloved wife" £13, 6s., 8d., "to be 
paid her Immediately after my Decease .... & the same to be 
at her Dispose for Ever, also I give her my Riding Chare with 
the Harness & tackling belonging to It & .... my Easy Chare so 
called and these to be at her Dispose for Ever Also I give her my 
silver Tankard to use During her natural life & then It to be 
disposed of as I shall in this my will order; also I order my 
Executor to Deliver to her what things She brought to me at the 
time of our Inter marriage agreeable to a Covenant made between 
my self & her & Caleb Loring before marriag" dated 7 February, 
1727, "also my will is that my s d wife Deborah be mainted by my 
son Peres out of the Estate I Shall give him in this my will In 
all Respects sutable to her Condition & Quality both in sickness 

6 health During her being my widow agreeable to the Covenant 
above mentioned made before marriage reference thereunto being 
had for Direction about the same & In Case of his Death before 
her then by his Heirs She to be supported as aboves d " 

"To my son William .... all the Land I have Joyning his 
Homesteed being the westerly *End of that Lot I bought of 
Samuel Crandel In Little Compton .... which land I give him 
upon Condition that he or his Heirs pay .... unto my Grandson 
Gamaliel Richmond son of my son Peleg Richmond" £13, 6s., 8d. 
"and also that he pay To my Grandaughter Mary Pain who was 
the Daughter of my Daughter Sarah Deceased the like sura of" 
£13, 6s., 8d., "within one year after my Decease which land with 
what I have before given him Is his full portion of my Estate" 

To "my son Silvester .... a Certain peice or parcell of Land 
which I hold by Deed from James Dyre Containing about thirty 
acres .... In a place known by the name of Stephens neck Now 
in the Township of Dartmouth part of which purchase from 
Dyre I have already Disposed of by a Deed of Gift to my son 
Peres which I now Confirm to him s d Peres .... & part of s d 
Purchase I have sold to my son Peres by a Deed Dated" 5 June, 
1736, "Reference being had to s d Dyers Deed which is Dated" 

7 March, 1725/6 " for the bounds of the whole, also my will is. 
that my son Peres pay to my s d son Silvester" £206, 13s., 4d. 
"lawfull silver money or in steed there of Give him the s d Sil- 
vester a good Lawfull Deed with warrantee to him & his Heirs 
& assigns of a Certain peice or parcell of land which he the s d 



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Peres now owns which lyeth in Stevens neck so called . bounded 
as followeth part being within fence & Joyns to that parcell of 
Land I have already in this my will given to my son Silvester & 
is the lowermost peice fensed by It self which s d Peres holds by 
a Deed from me Called the Round Meadow together with that 
peice of Land lying in the Pasture which shall be taken off by a 
line runing from the north Easterly Corner of s d Silvesters Stone 
wall to the west Corner of the wall which fences in the s d Round 
Meadoftr & runs down Easterly to Hockeast pond the whole of 
which* two discribed peices not to Exceed Twenty acres in the 
same" 

To "my son Peleg .... Two Hundred Spanish milled silver 
Dollers one Half there of to be paid within one year after my 
Decease & the other Half within Two years after my Decease In 
manner following the one Half of Each payment to be In live 
stock the other half In the Dollers the live stock to be at the Price 
as men Indifferently Chose Shall determine if my Executor & he 
cannot agree & that with what I have already Given him to be his 
portion of my Estate:" 

"To my son Ichabod" £133, 6s., 8d., "to be paid him within 
two years after my Decease by my Executor also .... Three 
acres of Sedg flat or marsh Joyning to the Crick which runs out 
of Quicksand Pond In Little Coyipton .... also .... the use of 
one Room at the west End of my Dwelling house to live in him- 
self so long as he Shall remain single but not to have power to 
hire it out to any others also I give to my s d son Ichabod one'bed 
& beding there to belonging now standing in the Chamber bed 
Room & that to be his portion of my Estate with what I have 
already given him" 

To "my son Rogers .... Two Hundred Spanish silver milled 
Dollers to be paid him or his Heirs within Four years after my 
Decease one Half in live stock at the Judgment of men mutually 
chosen between them & the other half in Dollers, & that with 
what I have already Given him to be his part & portion of my 
Estate" 

To "my Daughter Elizabeth" £40 "Lawfull money to be paid 
by my Executor one Half there of within Two years after my 
Decease & the other half within Three years after my Decease 
also .... my silver tankard after my wives Decease and in case 
my Daughter Dies before my wife then It to be to my Grand son 
& Grandaughter Fishers the children of my Daughter Elizabeth." 

To "my Daughter Ruth" £40 "Lawfull money one Half to be 
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Three years after my Decease .... also I give her two of my 
silver spoons" 

To "my Daughter Mary" £40 "Lawfull money one Half 
within one year after my Decease & the other Half within two 
years after my Decease also two of my silver spoones :" 

To "my Grand Daughter Mary Pain the Daughter of my 
Daughter Sarah Deceased" £5 "lawfull money to be paid her by 
my Executor within Three years after my Decease & that with 
what I have ordered my son William to pay her to be her portion 
of my Estate:" 

To "my Grandson Silvester the son of my son Silvester my 
silver Hilted sword." 

To "my Grand son Joshua Richmond the son of my son Peres 
my Brace of Pistols & Holsters together with my Riding furniture 
thereto belonging" 

To "my Grandson Sylvester the son of my son William my 
Three Halbirds & my firelock Gunn." 

To "my Grand son Richmond Loring the son of my Daughter 
Mary Twenty silver Spanish milled Dollers" 

"I hereby order that my Negro man named Natt Shall be set 
free at my Decease & be at his own liberty as to his time & service 
Provided he procure sufficient security to Save my son Peres from 
all Cost & charge in case he Sh^Jl not be able to support himself 
whose time I give to s d Peres & his Heirs in Case he fail of 
securing as above said but when Ever he shall procure such 
security to be free, also In like manner I give my Negro woman 
Named Cate her time as I do Natts provided She get security to 
Peres to free him and his Estate from Cost She being also Given 
to s d Peres & Heirs if she fail of security & both Natt & Cate 
being thus Disposed of my son Peres is to Save all my other Heirs 
from any Cost about them" 

To "my Daughter Elizabeth one Fether bed & Furniture & 
six pounds worth of other Indoor Houshold stuff accounting it 
at lawfull silver money Price" 

"I give one Bed & furniture to my Daughter Ruth and six 
pounds worth of Indoor houshold stuff" 

To "my Daughter Mary one Fether bed & furniture and six 
pounds worth of Indoor household stuff accounting It at silver 
money price" 

"To my "son Peres .... my Now Dwelling House & Home- 
steed Farm .... together with all other Estate both Real and 

Personal which I have not In this my will otherways Disposed 

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Death ft all other Estate by any way or means whatso Ever be- 
longing to me, whether In Possession or Reversion, He or his 
Heirs to support my aged wife as above Expressed and paying 
all my Just Debts ft all such legacyes as I have In this my will 
given away Exceppt what I have ordered my son William to pay : " 

"I Do ... . appoint my sd son Peres sole Executor" 

"my will is that my son Peres give to his Brother Peleg one 
suit of my waring appariel also to my son Ichabod one suit of my 
waring appariel" 

"In as much as there are many sums of money for my son 
Peres To Pay as Legacyes It is my will .... that if he see cause 
to suspend the payment of any of the s d Legacyes for one year 
after the times for Payment of any of the s d Legacyes are Expired 
he shall have liberty so to Do paying lawfull Interest for the same 
at the End of s d year with the Principle" 

The witnesses were Simon Davenport, Elihu Woodworth, 
Ichabod Stoddard, Aaron Wilbur and Timothy Ruggles. 

The will was presented for probate, at Rehoboth, 3 December, 
1754, by Perez Richmond, the executor, and sworn to by Simon 
Davenport and Aaron Wilbur, two of the witnesses. [The will 
was also recorded, 14 : 236.] 

[14:241] On 3 December, 1754, administration was committed 
"unto his son Peres Richmond of s d Dartmouth sole Executor" 

[From unrecorded bond] On 4 February, 1755, Perez Rich- 
mond of Dartmouth, gentleman, as executor, with George Morey 
of Norton, gentleman, and Joseph Trip of Dartmouth, husband- 
man, as sureties, gave a bond for £10,000. The witnesses were 
Joseph Palmer and Benjamin Copeland. 

[16:337] On 5 March, 1755, Sylvester Richmond, Jr., re- 
ceipted to Perez Richmond, executor, for "a Silver Sword which 
my Hon d Grand Father gave me." 

[16:338] On 5 March, 1755, Nathaniel Fisher and Elizabeth 
Fisher receipted for "a Silver Tankard given us by our Hon d 
Father Sylvester Richmond Esq r late of Dartmouth deceased 
after y« Decease of our Hon d Mother — We say received s d 
Tankard of our s d Hon d Mother Richmond" 

[16:338] On 17 March, 1755, at Little Compton, William 
Richmond certified "that my Son Silvester has received of his 
Uncle Peres Richmond Executor .... The Gun & Halberts given 
him by his Grandfather in said Will" 

[16:336] On 10 May, 1755, at Dartmouth, Deborah Richmond 
receipted to "my Son in Law* Peres Richmond who is sole 

* At that time, the term «' son-in-law " was frequently used as we new use 
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Executor of the Last Will .... of the Late Silvester Richmond 
of said Dartmouth Esq r my Loving Husband deceased" for 
"what things I brought to him at the time of Intermariage Agre- 
able to a Covenant made between myself & the deceased, & Caleb 
Loring before marriage . dated" 7 February, 1727, also for the 
£13, 6s., 8d. "Given me in S d Will .... & the Riding Chair & 
harness & Tackling & the Easy Chair so called & the Silver 
Tankard" The receipt was witnessed by Jonathan Brownel and 
Oliver Davenport. 

[16:338] On 26 May, 1755, at Dartmouth, Nicholas Loring 
receipted to "Capt. Peres Richmond Executor" for "One Bed & 
Furniture & two Silver Spoons together with Sundry other Hous- 
hold Goods being in full of All the Indoor houshold Goods thai 
is given to Mary My Wife Daughter 01 the deceased" The 
receipt was witnessed by Nathaniel Sears and Jeremiah Fisher. 

[16:337] On 27 May, 1755, at Dartmouth, Nicholas Loring 
receipted to "Cap* Peres Richmond Executor" for "twenty mill 
Dollars being in full for what was given to my son Richmond 
Loring by his Grand Father Sylvester Richmond Esq r in his Last 
Will" The receipt was witnessed by Samuel Shaw and Jeremiah 
Fisher. 

[16:337] On 11 June, 1755, at Dartmouth, Sylvester Richmond 
receipted to Capt. Perez Richmond, "sole Executor .... of my 
Hon d Father Sylvester Richmond late of Dartmouth Esq r de- 
ceased" for £236, 7d., "in full of All Accounts between the de- 
ceased & myself"; also for £206, 13s., 4d. "in full of the sum 
ordered by s d Sylvester deceased in his s d Will to be paid to me 
by his s d Executor" The witnesses were Stephen West and 
Humphrey Smith. 

[16:339] On 9 March, 1756, "Rogers Richmond of Bristol" 
R. I., "One of the Heirs of the late Silvester Richmond of Dart- 
mouth" receipted to Perez Richmond of Dartmouth, executor, for 
"Two Hundred Spanish Silver Mill d Dollars .... in full of all 
Legacies .... out of the s d Estate". The witnesses were Edward 
Wheaten and Isaac Wheaten. 

[16:339] On 9 March, 1756, Peleg Richmond, of Rehoboth, 
yeoman, "One of the Heirs of the late Silvester Richmond of 
Dartmouth" receipted to Perez Richmond, executor, for two 
hundred Spanish milled dollars and "some Wearing Apparell" in 
full of all Legacies. The witnesses were Nathan Phippen and 
Samuel Ruggles. 

[16:337] On 20 September, 1756, Nicholas Loring and Mary 
Loring receipted to "Capt Peres Richmond Executor to our Hon d 



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Father Sylvester Richmond Esq r of Dartmouth deceased" for 
£28, 5s., 4<L "Lawfull money or 212* Old Tenor .... in full of 
what was left us for a Legacy", 

[16:339] On ao May, 1757, Ichabod Richmond, of Dartmouth, 
physician, receipted to "Perez Richmond of s d Dartmouth Gent. 
Executor" for £133, 6s., 8d., bed and bedding and one suit of 
apparell, "being the full of the Legacie Given to me in & by the 
* s d Deceased' Last Will" The receipt was witnessed by Silvester 
Richmond and Restcome Sanford. 

[16:338] On 6 January, 1759, at Rehoboth, Nathaniel Paine 
and Mary Paine receipted to Perez Richmond, "Executor of the 
Last Will .... of my Hon d Grand Father Silvester Richmond of 
^^T^irtf-i^^ Es #" for £ 5> "bequeathed by y s d Sylvester 
|<U hmoiui to Mary Pain" The receipt was witnessed by Edward 
h««s\«tth ami Solomon Townsend. 

I to . 1 17 1 On 30 April, I759» at Dartmouth, Joshua Richmond 
» iiiin^ hi "Tapt Peres Richmond the Executor of my Hon d 
InllllHOuM 1 I .a-t Will" for «y Brace of Pistols & Holsters 
ImtMliH * Mil llw Hiding Furniture which my Hon w « Grandfather 
ll|!)( uw In hi* l***t Will" 

\\i\ \ \U\ < >n 1 Mft y» l 7S9> at Dighton, Ephraim Atwood and 

Mull MwihuI irrrlpted to "Brother Perez Richmond Executor 

„l mui Iimii 4 lather Silvester Richmond Esq'" for £40, "to- 

t tilut *llll mii'Ii In door Houshold stuff which our Hon d 

Tilth* tftve » llrqueathcd to his Daughter Ruth Attwood". 
I m , ht VVmIUi, Jr., and Perez Richmond, Jr., witnessed the receipt. 

Iin. i«H| On I May, I759> at Dighton, Nathaniel Fisher and 
|ilMln.|h !• Wier receipted to "Brother Peres Richmond Executor 
Ik . him Hun 4 Father Silvester Richmond Esq r " for £40 
" I mvvImII MMMHty together with such in door houshold Stuff as in 
wihl Will Ml«l Perea was ordered to pay & deliver to us" The 
,ni 1,4 w>» wlliiemied by Jeremiah Fisher and Perez Richmond, Jr. 
I h/, kill h»lier »l«ned by a mark. 



FORM FOR A BEQUEST 

I i.ivh. «4iMl liequrath to the Society of Mayflower Descendants, 
M MM|HiulJMU iiiKaiiiird under the laws of the Commonwealth of 
Mi".* ImMU, llie mini of dollars. 



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PLYMOUTH, MASS* VITAL RECORDS 

Transcribed bt the Editor 
(Continued from Vol. XX, p. yj\ 

[p. 42] The Children of the Rev* M r Chandler Robbins, & M™ 
Jane Robbins, his Wife.* 

1 Chandler Robbins Born, Thirsday y« y* 19 th of August 1762. 

Half hour after 12 aClock, at noon. 

2 Jenney Robbins Born Feb* y« 5 . 1764. Deceased July, 1801 

3 Hannah Robbins Born Sep* 24 th . 1765 Deceas d July 17 th 1766 

4 George Robbins Born March 8 th . 1767 Deceas d Mar: 13 th 1767 

5 Hannah Robbins born Sep 1 29 th 1768 on thursday at I past 

12 a Clock P.M 

6 Isaac Robbins born June 19 th 1770 a tuesday at } past 1 1 aClock 

P.M 
7. Philemon Robbins born March 23 . 1777 Dec d 1827! 
8 Samuel Prince Robbins born April 20, 1778. 
9. Peter Gilman Robbins born December 10, 1781 
The Children of Ichabod Simmons & Marcia his Wife. 

1. Marcia Ann Bates, born . April nth . 1830. 

2. Ichabod— born, Dec r 24th . 1831. 

3. Joann Adelaide, born, Nov' 24th . 1834. 

4. Victorine Annette born, Sep 1 9th . 1837. 

The Children of Josiah Waterman, & Fear Waterman his Wife. 

1. Joshua Waterman, Born, Dec* 1 .* 1757. 

2. Josiah Waterman, Born Jan** 19 . 1760. 

3. Jerusha Waterman Born June 19 . 1763. 

The Children of Lewis Harlow & Betsey his Wife 

1. Elizabeth Frances, born August 1st 1822. 

2. Lewis Otis born October 9th . 1824. 

3. Lucy James born Sept r 5th . 1827. 

4. Charles Goodwin born October 19th . 1830. 

[p. 43] The Children of M r John Cotton & Hannah Cotton his 
Wife born at Plymouth. 

1. Rosseter Born March . 23 . 1758 Wednesday about . 1 . or . 

2. AM. 

2. Joanna Born October . 7 . 1761 . Tuesday . near midnight 

* A note on the margin, in another hand and ink, is at follows : " He was 
published to Thankf all Hubbard of Guilford 1 7 59. See page 1 20 — 1 760 ". The 
year 1760 is given in the intention of marriage, recorded on page 120. — Editor. 

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3. Sarah Born March 28 . 1763 . 3 . a clock AM. Monday. 

4. Elizabeth born June . 30 . 1765 . 10 . AM. Sabbath. 

5 Lucy Cotton born Feb^ 12 th 1768. 2 . A.M. Friday. 

6 Ward Cotton born March 24 th 1770. 7 . A.M. Saturday. 
Hi* Children born at Hallifax. 

I. Joaiah born august . 14 . 1747 . [or 25 . N.S.] . 3 . aclock AM, 

Friday. 
4 1 1 awitth- -December . 1 . 1748 . [12 . NS.] . 3 . aclock AM. 

'I liurftiluy, 
3. Mary November . 15 . 1750 . [26 . NS.] 2 . or . 3 . aclock 

I'M. Tlwrwlny. 
4 Jolm March . 37 . I7S3 • NS. 8 aclock AM Tuesday. 
8 hn|ilil* July , 14 . 1755 . NS. 2 . aclock AM Monday. 
f \ Ue i lilldim of 14 it' hard Durpha & Sarah Durpha his Wife 
I hftuli IMoplm Horn March y« 23 rd 1763 Deceas d 
w | Imihmo I )iii|ilm Horn September y* 4 . 1764 
4 HuihmIi I Mm fry Horn April y« 5 th 1767 Deceas d 
4 M«4i y I Mil ft*v Horn Sep 1 y* 13 th . 1769 Deceas d 
I lift * Mild of Nicliard Dnrfey Above named & Elizabeth his 2 nd 

WlfM 

I'll li«nl I Mm fry , iMirn Oct' y* 8* 177* 

I Mt* ( lilhlini of Jfttiiu Coad & Hannah Coad his Wife 

I f i,OrtM ( oMit Horn Jan" 20 th 1764 

4 Mmi y ( owl Horn Nov' 6 th 1765 

I Mt< 1 IiIIiIipm of Levi Kobbins & Harriett his Wife 

I If Nil IH Nrwrll, born April 1st . 1832. 

4 MmiIm Morn Mny nth . 1838 

||< 44 I I Im ( 'hlldrrn of Thomas Crandon and Ruth Crandon his 

Wlfi" 
» |hmi i 1 wiiton Horn Oct' 21 . 1753 Betwixt 7. & 8 Clock Sunday 

MmiiiIiik 
4 Jmiim ( iwiidon Horn Aug* 1 . 1755 Betwixt 7. & 8 Clock 

'I iirwlny Kvrnlng 
,f 'I Mommo* ( iHiidou Horn Aug* 20 . 1757 . at Two Clock Friday 

MioniMitf 

4 l< nth ( Mindon Horn Ap' 22 1760—20 moments after one in the 

nflrr noon of a Tuesday 

5 John Cntndmi Horn Ap' 14 . 1763 Betwixt 10. & n Clock 

TMIrndtty morning 
ft HniJ* (Vandon Horn Octob' 24 th 1764* 
The Children of John Douglas and Mercy Douglas his Wife 
1 John Douglan Horn Oct' 26 . 1761 • 

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2 Jean Douglas Born May 30 . 1763 

The Children of James Thomas, & Hannah Thomas his Wife. 

1. Hannah Thomas Born, Aug 6 * 31 . 1761. 

2. James Thomas Born, July 10 . 1763. Deceas d Dec 1 28 th 1763 

3 Waterman Thomas born July 13 th 1766 

4 Isaac Thomas born May 29 th 1768 

The Chilldren of Barnabas Hedge the 3 rd & Tryphena His Wife 

1 James Goreham Hedge born October 13 th 1812 

2 Sarah Thomas Hedge born Aug* 11 th 1814 

3 William Hedge born Nov r 9 th 1815 

[p. 45] The Children of James Holmes Jun r and Remember 
Holmes his Wife 

1 James Holmes Born Nov r 21 . 1763 

2 a Son Not Named Born Sep* 11 th 1765 Deceas d Sep 1 " 12 th 1765 

3. Zepheniah Holmes born Dec* 24 th 1766 

4 Rufus Holmes born July 19 th 1769 

5. Remember Holmes born May 23 rd 1772 ) . . 

6. Robert Holmes born May 24 th 1772 J W1 

The Children of Barnabas Hedge & Hannah Hedge His Wife 

1 a Daughter Born October y* 14 . 1763 . & Lived Abo* an Hour 

2 Barnabas Hedge Born Septemb r 15 th 1764 

The Chilldren of Barnabas Hedge Jun r Esq r & Eunice Dennie 
Hedge his wife 

1 Barnabus Hedge y« 3 rd born Nov r 13 th 1791 

2 Hannah Hedge born Jan 1 * 19 th 1793 Deceas d Feb 1 * 2 nd 1796 

3 Eunice Dennie Hedge born Aug* 17 th 1794 Deceas d Sept r 
29 th 1794 

4 Eunice Dennie Hedge born Scptemb r i* 1795 Deceas d Odolf 

18 th 1795 

5 Isaac Lothrop Hedge born March 8 th 1797 Deceas d Sept 1 " 22 nd 

1797 

6 Isaac Lothrop Hedge born Dec r 7 th 1798 

7 Thomas Hedge born Oct 1 " 22 nd 1800 

8 Abigail Hedge born Nov r 22 nd 1802 

9 Hannah Hedge born Aug: i* 1804 

10 Eunice Dennie Hedge born June 28 th 1806 

11 Ellen Hobert Hedge born July . 5 . 1808 

12 John Sloss Hobert Hedge born March 8 th 1810 Deceas d 
Octob. 17 th 1810 

13 Priscilla Lothrop Hedge born May . 5 th 181 1 Deceas d Oct r 

31* l8l 4 

14 Elizabeth Hedge born Nov r 28 th 1813 

15 Priscilla Lothrop Hedge born July 11 th 1816 



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[p. 46] The Children of William Bartlett Jun : & Rebecca Bartlett 
His Wife 

1 William Bartlett fiorn November 14 th 1761 

2 Zacheus Bartlett Born November 29 th 1763 

3 Thomas Bartlett . Born August 16 th 1766 

4 Jabez Bartlett Born Oct r 15 th 1768 

The Children of James Bradford & Eleanor his wife. 

1. Eleanor born 1821 . February 17th 

2. James born 1823 . February 10th 

3. Nathaniel 1832 . October 10th. 

The Child of Josiah Finney jun r & Alice Finney His Wife 

1 Olley Finney, Born Feb** 2 . 1764 

Children of Thomas Hedge & Lydia G. Hedge, his wife. 

1. Mary Ellen Hedge, born 12th, May 1825 

2. Abby Burr Hedge, born 17th, Sept. 1826 

3. Edward Goodwin, born nth . Oct r 1828 

4. Albert Goodwin, born 19th . May . 1832 

5. Lydia Goodwin, born 24th Jan'y 1834 

6. Thomas B. Hedge, born 6th . July 1838. 
7 W m Hedge born 

[p. 47] The Children of Richard Coopper & Hannah Coopper His 
Wife 

1 Hannah Coopper Born July i rt 1761 

2 Richard Coopper Born Jan 1 * 30 th 1763 

3 Elizabeth Coopper Born July 25 th 1764 

The Children of William S. Burbank & Abigail his Wife. 

1. Abigail William, born, 1824 . August 13th 

2. Ezra Lewis, born, 1828 . February . 12th. 

3. Priscilla Ann, born, 1830 . March, 23d 

4. William Sherman, born, 1832 . July 3d. 

5. Calvin Perkins, born, 1834 . November 12th. 

6. Elijah Walker, born 1837 . February 3d. 

The Children of Benjamin Bartlett & Jemima Bartlett His Wife 

1 Jane Bartlett Born July 21* 1762. Deceased 

2 Mary Bartlett Born August 1* 1763. Deceased 

3 Jemima Bartlett Born j Twin8 d^, g* ^ 

4 Mercy Bartlett Born J ' * 

5 Benjamin Bartlett Born Oct r 20 th 1766 

6 Elizabeth Bartlett born July 6 th 1769 

The Children of Joshua Hathaway & Rebeca his wife. 

1. George A. Hathaway, born, 1814 May 24. 

2. Charles F. Hathaway born, 1816 . July 1. 

3. Betsey W : Hathaway . born, 1819 . July 5 



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4. Joshua T. Hathaway, born 1821 . May 11. 

5. Frederick C. Hathaway, born, 1823 . Mar h 30 
6 John A. Hathaway, born, 1825 . Feb* 25. 

7. Sarah Carver, born, 1827 . Aug* 18. 

8. Samuel G., born, 1829 . Oct r 6. 
9 Sarah Ann, born, 1832 . Feb* 5. 

10. Edward Emerson born, 1835 Dec r 17. 

[p. 48] The Children of Silvanus Harlow & Desire Harlow His 
Wife 

1 Jesse Harlow Born July 21 th 1761 

2 Silvanus Harlow Born March 3 rd 1764 

3 Desire Harlow born Aug* 2 nd 1767 

4 Ephraim Harlow born Feb'* 22 nd 1770 

The Children of Stephen Thomas & Sarah his Wife 

1. Nancy Everson, born August 22d . 1827. 

2. Justus August 16th . 1829 

3. Charles Novem r 29th . 1833. 

4. Sarah Ann March 10th . 1836. 

5. Susan Frances October 6th . 1838. 

The Child of Elijah Morrey & Rebecca Morrey his Wife 

1 Silas Morrey Born June 1* 1764 

The Children of Seth Benson & Bathsheba his Wife 

1. Seth Benson, born 1824 . August 25. 

2. Bathsheba Thomas, born Nov' 26, 1825 

3. George, born June 23, 1828 

4. Lydia West born Dec r 26, 1829. 

5 Elias Thomas born Feb* 24, 1832 

6. Ellis born May 22, 1833. 

7. Lucinda Thomas, born Sept r 14, 1837. 
Children of Timothy Berry & Maria his Wife. 

1. Maria E. born June 18 . 1826 

2. Antoinette L. July 21 . 1829. 

3. William T. April 6, 1833 

4. Mary T. Dec' 4 . 1836. 

5 Timothy Dec r 4 . 1836 

6 Harriet S. Oct. 11 . 1843 

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34 Wills of Lieut. Nathaniel Southworth and Son Constant 



THE WILLS OF LIEUT. NATHANIEL SOUTHWORTH 
AND HIS SON CONSTANT 

By the Editor 

Nathaniel Southworth, of Plymouth, married Desire Gray 4 
(Mary li'inslow*, Mary 1 Chilton, James 1 ), on 10 January, 1671, 
in Plymouth. She was born there, 6 November, 165 1, and died 
there, 4 December, 169a They had six children, recorded at 
Plymouth: Constant, born 12 August, 1674; Mary, born 3 April, 
1676 ; Ichabod, "born Aboute the midle of march 1678" ; Nathan- 
iel born 18 May, 1684, and baptized in 1685; Elizabeth, baptized 
in 1687 ; Edward, baptized in 169a 

The birth dates of the first four children are from the town 
records, printed in our first volume. The baptisms of the last 
three children are from the church records, which do not give 
the month and day, in either c*9e. 

On s June, 1678* Nathaniel Southworth was elected constable 
of Plymouth, for the ensuing year, and he did not remo ve to 
Middleboroutfi, Mass., until some years after the births of all his 
children. It i s cvident therefore, that the Southworth Genealogy 
is in error i n s?a^£T*e son Ichabod was born in Middle- 
bctrough. . 

•' ^ ^""out ^.^f ninth volume, page 87. 

as shown by ihl -^, ril pri^ ^ rton> at that time in Massa- 
i nc son Cetmnm «n*d ' V, his w m, probated in Bristol 
ohusets no* , n Rhn(lc , * wife nor chj , d M he 

C ounty. M asv ho ^ thl , V » * and a cousin . 

pivohis entire prm^rtT »' L«ph Rider and left four chil- 
The da U£ v hTcr Maryfl *|i 

^ ren - Hodges and had six children. 

The son 1 oHah^rf marri 1 Rowland (Isaac ', John 1 ) and 

The son WhMriftwrtl 

ha.i m\ chiK»r lril t Bosworth and had nine 

. The son F^. Rn1 ^ 

children. .lleborouph, made his will, 

\"athar»c' S* -Jaied, in Plymouth County, 
,? Sente^her. .^ ,^ - 



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WUls of Lieut. Nathaniel Southworth and Son Constant 25 

Mass., 8 March, 1710/11. He was called Lieutenant in the probate 
records and on his gravestone, at Middleborough. The stone 
records that he died 14 January, 1710, in his 62d year. 

We here print exhaustive abstracts of the wills of Lieutenant 
Nathaniel Southworth and his son, Constant Southworth, and of 
all other probate records relating to the two estates found in the 
Plymouth County and Bristol County, Mass., Registries of Pro- 
bate, the reference, to the original document, or to the record, 
being noted with each abstract. 

This article is printed at the expense of Mr. Henry Southworth 
Shaw, of Milton, Mass., a member of the Massachusetts Society 
of Mayflower Descendants, and a descendant of Lieut. Nathaniel 
and Desire (Gray) Southworth, through their son Capt. Ichabod 
Southworth of Middleborough. 

Mr. Shaw has also contributed the expense of printing, in our 
next issue, the estate of Capt. Ichabod Southworth and the will of 
his widow, Esther (Hodges) Southworth. 

[Constant Southworth's Will] 

[Bristol Co. Probate, 2 : 147] "Constant Southworth of Tiver- 
ton .... being bound on a Voyage to Sea" made his will on 
14 January, 1702. Bequests were as follows: 

To "my loveing Brothers Nathaniel Southworth & Edward 
Southworth all my Right & Title I have in Pocasset lands from 
the Thirteenth lott Northward to be Equally Divided between 
them" 

To "my Cozen Edward Grey Jun r : of Tiverton the son of my 
Unkle Edward Grey of said Town all my Right & Title in all the 
lands from y« thirteenth lott which lott is the last lott in Pocassett 
Purchass. I say all the land to the southworth* thereof that I 
have any Right and Title to both upland and meadows .... which 
lands lyes in Pounkatest Outletts" 

To "my Loveing Brother Ichabod Southworth of Plimouth as 
a Token of my Love and Remembrance I give him six shillings" 

"my loveing Brothers Nathaniel & Edward Southworth" were 
appointed executors. 

The witnesses were Edward Gray, Nathaniel Coddington and 
William Coddington. 

On 5 February, 1705, "Natha 1 Coddington Esq r & will Cod- 
dington both of newport & Edward Gray of Tiverton", the three 
witnesses, made oath to the will, at Bristol, before Nathaniel 
Byfield, Judge of Probate. 

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26 Witts of Lieut. Nathaniel Southworth and Son Constant 

[From original inventory] On 5 February, 1705, Samuel Little 
and Joseph Wanton appraised the real estate of "Constant South- 
worth late of Tiverton" as follows: 100 acres "to the Northward 
of John Peirce in Tiverton" £150; 120 acres "Neer the foresd 
Hundred acres" £40; "A five & Twenty acre lott Neer Fall River" 
£5 ; "A forty acre lot at wattuppa: in Tiverton" £18; "A Swamp 
lott neer John Cooks" £4; "A fifty acre lot lyeing by stoney 
brooke" £5 ; a "whole share of undivided land in Freetown" £12; 
"a Right in Crambery Neck so called" £2 ; "one sixscore acre lot 
& three shares of meadow in Sapowet meadows" £45. 

The three items following "came by y« Right of his mother"; 
"sixscores acres of land" £40, and "40 acres at wattuppa" £18, 
and "25 acres of land at Freetown" £5. 

The personal estate was inventoried, at Tiverton, 20 August, 
1706, by David Little and Constant Church. 

The total of the real estate was £344, and of the personal, £5, 
3s., 6d. 

"Natha 1 Southward of middburrough .... Executor of ... . 
Constant Southward late of Tiverton .... deceased" made oath 
to the inventory, at Bristol, on 23 September, 1706. [The inven- 
tory was also recorded, 2 : 166.] 

[Lieut. Nathaniel Southworth's Will] 

[Plym. Co., Prob., from original will] On 18 September, 1708, 

"Nathanel Southworth Senior of middleborough" made his 

will. Bequests were as follows : 

"I give and bequeath unto my Son Ichabod Southworth: a 
certain part of my great lot or homestead in midleborrough afore- 
said: which Said part thereof is bounded on the northeast by the 
little lot mens purchase : and on the South East it is bounded by 
the meadow upon the River from the aforesaid purchase: up- 
stream until it come up against a great white oak marked on four 
Sides: and is hollow at the bottom: Standing on a high Ifcdge 
near the said meadow: and on the Southwest: it is bounded from 
Said white oak on a Straight line to a great Stooping black oak 
marked on four Sides: and from thence North west and I by north 
about Sixteen pole to a Small red oak marked on two Sides by the 
Swamp Side and from thence north west and by north unto tne 
head of my Said land : " . v afnre _ 

To "my Son Nathanel Southworth a certain part of my aio e- 
said great lot of land : or homestead : which Said P a * ™r«| 
on the northeast by the rang of the abovementioned iana . * 
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bounded with a black oak tree marked on four Sides With Stones 
about it : Standing to the South East of Dartmouth rode : being in 
breadth at that place about an hundred thirty and one pole : and 
from Said black oak Ranging South East and by South unto the 
meadow at the river : and from Said black oak northwest and by 
north unto the head of my Said lands and at the Southeast End 
thereof it is bounded by the meadow at the river" also "one other 
percel of Said land being bounded from the last mentioned black 
oak Southwest and by west four degrees westerly thirty two pole 
to a white oak tree marked on four Sides by the Southeast Side of 
Dartmouth rode : and from thence west northwest one degree 
westerly fifty one pole to a Red oak tree marked on four Sides by 
the Swamp Side : and from thence northeast : Sixty three pole to 
a Small black oak marked on four Sides Standing in the aforesaid 
northwest and by north rang : Together with my now dwelling 
house and all other houseing that is upon the last mentioned percel 
of land Together with priviledge of an open way from the west 
corner of the last bounded percel of land : unto the nearest Springs 
in the Swamp where it may be convenient for the watering of his 
cattle in the winter time : " 

To "my Son Edward Southworth all the remaining part of 
my Said great lot of land : or homestead : which Said part thereof 
Is bounded on the northeast by by the rang of the above mentioned 
land given to my Son Nathanel : and on the Southwest it is 
bounded by the land of m r David Alden : and So Extending the 
whole length of my Said land from head to foot thereof : Onely 
Reserving to my Son Nathanel the aforementioned priviledge of 
a way to the Springs aforsaid:" 

"my meadow upon the river at the foot of the afore Said land : 
and my meadow at rooty brook : Shall each percel thereof be 
Equally divided among my aforesaid three Sons for Quantity 
according to the Quality : and that when Said meadows are 
divided : Each of them Shall have the liberty of a way through 
barrs : to their meadows meadows : cross the others land where 
there is nessessity for it : so as may be most beneficial and least 
prejudicial:" 

To "Son Ichabod : the lot in the first division in the Sixteen 
Shilling purchase which was formerly the lot of John Winslow 
Senior : being in number the ninth lot : and also my lot in assa- 
wamset neck in the Right of Said John Winslow Senior being in 
number the Sixty fourth lot:" 

To "Son Nathanel : the one half of my lot in the first division 
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28 Wills of Lieut. Nathaniel Southworth and Son Constant 

the fifty second lot : And Also all the lot in assawamset neck in my 
own Right : being in number the thirty ninth lot :" 

To "Son Edward the other half of my aforesaid lot in the 
first division in the : 16 : Shilling purchase in my own Right : and 
also all that my half lot in the first division in the Sixteen Shilling 
purchase : and my half lot in assawamset neck : both which I lately 
bought of Thomas Bicknd:" also "all my creatures of all Sorts : 
and all my tackling belonging to a team : and also my bed and 
bedding whereon I usually lodge : and all my wearing clothes:" 

To "my Daughter Elizabeth Southworth the bed : and Bedding 
whereon Shee usually Lodgeth and all my household Stuff of all 
Sorts" 

To "my Daughter Mary Rider : and my Daughter Elizabeth 
Southworth : all the mony which shall at the time of my decease : 
remain due to me in the hands of nf Nathand Thomas and John 
Holmes both of plimouth and and also all the mony which I shall 
then have in my own custody : together with all debts due to me 
from any other persons : dial is to say one third part thereof unto 
my said daughter mary : and the other two thirds unto my said 
daughter Elizabeth : my Just debts and funeral charges being first 
paid out of the same:" 

"Sons Ichabod and Nathand : to be executors" 

The will was signed "Nathaniel Southworth". The witnesses 
were Henry Wood, Ephraim Wood and Jacob Tomson. 

On 8 March, 1710/11, the will "of Lef* Nathanid South- 
worth w was probated, on the testimony of "Capt Jacob Tomson 
Hcnery wood A Ephrahn wood the witnesses" and administration 
grunted to * Ichabod Southworth and Nathanid Southworth sons 
to >* *i IVoeased and Executors in y« same will named" [The 
will *tk2 Vcrtcr wet* also recorded, 2 : 147.] 

(Fiv»m 1 if irwul inventory] An inventory of "the Moveable 
Kx?ane A Or>iNts of Leiut Nathaniel Southworth of Middle- 
Kwn$>. 4*\x«rt~ was taken, at Middleborough, by John Morton 
and nunah I tvmanl H February, 1710/u, "at the Request of 
his wn$ vii* tlhrtii) Southworth & Nathaniel Southworth". No 
ro*: e^*tc t* mem wd John Holmes, "M r Nathaniel Thomas of 
rv*rvM:rV\ and ^n^ Iron Workes In Middleborough" were 
irvitfwv; t*> H?e f!Wi. The two executors made oath to the in- 
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The Estates of John Tisdall and His Son John 29 



THE ESTATES OF JOHN TISDALL OF TAUNTON 
AND HIS SON JOHN 

By the Editor 

John Tisdall, Sr., of Taunton, was killed by the Indians, on 
27 June, 1675, and his widow, Sarah, died at Taunton, in De- 
cember, 1676. The settlement of the estate shows that there were 
four sons and four daughters, three of the daughters being 
married. 

John Tisdall, Jr., also of Taunton, married Anna 8 Rogers 
(John 1 , Thomas 1 ), of Duxbury, on 23 November, 1664, and had 
four children: Abigail Tisdall 4 ; John Tisdall 4 ; Ann Tisdall 4 ; 
Remember Tisdall 4 . 

John Tisdall, Jr., died "about the last of December", 1677, 
and his widow, Anna, married Thomas Terry, and, surviving 
him, married, for her third husband, Samuel Williams. 

We here print exhaustive abstracts of all entries on the origi- 
nal Plymouth Colony Court Orders and Plymouth Colony Wills 
and Inventories, relating to the settlement of the estates of John 
Tisdall, Sr., and John Tisdall, Jr. These abstracts have been 
made at the expense of Miss Gertrude I. Lake, a member of the 
Massachusetts Society of Mayflower Descendants, and a descend- 
ant of John and Anna* (Rogers) Tisdall. 



[The Estate op John Tisdall, Sr.] 

[Plym. Col. Court Orders, 5 : 146] At a court at Plymouth, 
1 November, 1676, "Lres of Adminnestration are Graunted 
Joyntly unto John Tisdall James Tisdall Joshua Tisdall and 
Joseph Tisdall to Adminnester on the estate of John Tisdall seni r 
Deceased;" 

[Plym. Col. Wills, 3 : 2 : 24] The will of "John Tisdall seni r 
of Taunton" was not signed or dated; but it was probated, at 
Plymouth, 2 November, 1676, on the oath of a M r James Walker 
seni r ". Bequests were as follows: 

To "my eldest son John Tisdall all that my tract of land on 
the east syde of Taunton River which is bounded by apes med- 
dow brooke on the south ; and by the stone bridge brooke on the 
north; and on the west bounded p r tely by the Great River, and 



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30 The Estates of John Tisdail and His Son John 

p'tely by the highway, and by the Comon, on the east ; be it six 
score acrees, more or lesse; with the housing that is on it" 

To "my son James Tisdail the land upon which his house 
standeth and about five acrees of land ; lying on the east syde of 
the Great River over against his house; and four acrees more 
lying by the stone [bridge*] brooke, and alsoe the land Called 
the New lott on the west syde of the Great River being about six 
acrees .... onely the mowing meddow that is in it his mother 
shall Injoy whiles shee liveth, and alsoe my lott att Swansey and 
my meddow att Sakegegansett and my share in the Iron workes, 
after the Death of his mother" 

To "my son Joshua Tisdail my share of land att Assonett ; and 
the meddow that appertaines to it ; and my two acrees of meddow 
in Assonett, lying neare to John Hathweys house; 9 * 

To "my son Joseph Tisdail the house that I now live in; and 
the housing about it and the land and meddow adjoyning to it, 
and the old orchyard with the two acrees of land that Joyncs to 
it and three acrees of swamp lying by James Butts land ; and my 
p*te of Apes meddow ; with two acrees of land on the west syde 
of it ... . but Joseph shall healp Josha to build, for him as Good 
an house as this I now live in :" 

To "my Daughter Elizabeth" £5. 

To "my Daughter Sarah" £5/* of which shee hath Received 
three hundred of Iron alreddy ; soe that there is but forty shillings 
Due;" 

To "my Daughter Mary my share in the North purchase; and 
mylottattRumford" 

To "my Daughter Abigail! my share of Land on the south 
west syde of the three mile River ;" 

To "my Grandchild John Tisdail, the thirty acrees of land 
that was layed out to met* on the south cast syde of Apes meddow" 

"the Remainder of my estate I leave wholly to my wife as my 
sole executrix;" 

"The Inventory ... + of John Tisdail seni r of Taunton Late 
Deceased exhibited to the Court . . , , att Plymouth" 2 November, 
1676, "on the oathes of John Tisdail and Joshuah Tisdail", was 
taken, 28 October, 1676, by George Macy and William Witherell. 
Among the items are: "4 sheep and beife, the Country had for 
soulditrs" £3, 10s.; "his share in the Iron workes" £20; "a barne 
& other smale buildings*' £20. 

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The Estates of John Tisdall and His Son John 31 

"The lands of John Tisdall Deceased 

Item meddow land plowed land pasture land where his house 

was eighteen acres 

Item 20 more att the three mile River and 2 acrees of meddow 

Item his p r te in the* North purchase 

Item his pte in the late purchase Downe the Great River 

Item seaven more below his house lying upon the Great River 

Item more Meddow and uplan 6 acrees 

Item his lands att Assonett which is well knowne 

Item 3 acrees of Meddow that hee bought being att the foot 

of it; 

[Item] 3 more Neare unto that 

[Item] his Right in meddow [at Da]rtmouth;" 

"The lands of John Tisdall Juni r : 

Item 24 acrees hee Injoyeth by Deed of Gift 

Item 30 acrees Joyning to the land that is by his house 

Item 40 more att the head of the aforsaid thirty 

Item 30 more att the syde of apse meddow and his meddow is 

eleven acrees;" 

"The lands of James Tisdall p r sonally In joyed 

Item 3 acrees att his house 

Item 13 acrees att the head of the aforsaid three 

Item 8 more on the othersyde of the Great River neare to his 

house 

Att Rockey nook 2 acrees of Meddow" 

[Plym. Col. Court Orders, 5 : 151] At a court at Plymouth, 
6 March, 1676,* "At this Court in answare to a petition of John 
Smith and James Dean Refering to the settlement of the estate 
of John Tisdall late Deceased this Court Doth order .... the 
whole estate .... both Reall & p r sonall being equally apprised 
shalbe Destributed as followeth; To the eldest son a Double 
portion and to the other three sonnes and four Daughters an 
equall proportion of the whole estate unlesse in case of weaknes 
there may be Reason to advance to any for their Nessesarie supply 
Respect being had to what each Child hath alreddy Received of 
theire late fathers estate, which shalbe accompted in p r te of theire 
portion being aded to the accompt of theire fathers estate and for 
the better execution heerof M r James Browne and Willam Harvey 
Richard Williams and Lei f tenant Gorge Macey are appointed a 
Comittee to take Notice of the whole estate with theire appris- 
ments and Claimes of what each Child hath had and Received in 

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32 The Estates of John Tisdall and His Son John 

p r te of theire portions and are heerby Impowcred to heare and 
Determine all such Cases that may be p r sented to them Refering 
to the said estate and to make Returne to this Court ; Respecting 
thep r mises; 

"Furthermore In Reference unto the Controversy amonst the 
Children of John Tisdall aforsaid Deceased the Courts advice is 
that Concerning the two younger sonnes In Regard that they have 
approved themselves to be faith full in the preservation of the 
estate since theire fathers Death in spending much of theire time 
therm ; to the Indangering of theire lives that they be Considered 
by the Comittee in the Distribution and Desposition of the said 
estate in that Respect ;" 

[p. 154] "Att this Court* likewise three Indians Named 
Timothy Jacked allies Canjuncke and Nassamaquat and Pompa- 
canshe were Indited for murdering John Knowles John Tisdall 
seni r and Samuell Attkins; The said Indian prisoners Did put 
them selves likewise on the tryall of God and the Country accord- 
ing to the manor of the English; and had Due processe in law 
according to the English manor by a Jury of twelve men whose 
Names ffollow; M r Thomas Huckens John Wadsworth John 
Howland Abraham Jackson Benajah Pratt John Blacke Marke 
Snow Joseph Bartlett Samuell Jenings Arther Howland Samuell 
West Seth Pope 

"The verdict of the Jury followeth 

"Concerning Timothy Jacked allies Conjuncke and Nassama- 
quate ; wee find they are very suspisious of the murder Charged 
on them 

"And in Reference unto Pompacanshe wee find Nothing 
against him ; 

"There not appeering further evidence against them to Cleare 
up the Case the Centance of the Court was that the two former 
were to be sent out of the Country speedily and the other likewise 
as hee is prisoner taken in warr" 

[Plym. Col. Wills, 3 :2 :gi] "a Joynt and unanimous agree- 
ment betwixt all the sonnes of John Tisdall seni r : Late Deceased, 
which is according .... to theire honored fathers will ;" 

"John Tisdall The eldest son shall have .... sixscore acrees 
of land adjoyning to his Now Dwelling house .... with a p r sell 
of meddow Called Great Meddow; and seaven acrees of land 
lying on the North west Corner of his owne land, being bounded 
p r tely by James Tisdalls land; and p r tely by the Greate River; 

•6 March, 1676. 



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The Estates of John Tisdall and His Son John 33 

and a p r sell of land lying Easterly from a p r sell of land of Joseph 
Tisdalls on the east of apes meddow" 

"James Tisdall the second son shall have .... first an acree 
and an halfe wher his now Dwelling house standeth; and five 
acrees of land .... on the east syde of the Great River, over 
against his house and f oure acrees lying by the stony bridge ; and 
the land Called the New Lott; six acrees .... and a lott att 
Swansey, and a p r sell of meddow att Sakegegansett ; with a share 
in the Iron workes ;" 

"Joshua the third son shall have .... all and every p r te of 
one of the Freemens lotts ; it being the 23 lott with two acrees of 
Meddow in Assonett; on a Cove neare the land of John Hath- 
wey ;" 

"Joseph Tisdall the fourth son shall have .... all the land and 
meddow that is scittuate and lying together att the place where 
the Dwelling house was of John Tisdall Deceased, and the old 
orchyard with two acrees of land adjoyning to it, and three acrees 
of swamp lying neare the land of James Burt; and a purchase 
Right in the Towne, and a p r sell of Meddow Called Apes med- 
dow with two acrees of upland on the west syde of the said 
Meddow ; and twelve acrees of upland be it more or less, that is 
to be understood, that a line from the Northeast Corner of the 
Meddow, to the Now standing barrs or Cartway; and soe on a 
straight line to the highway, and ten acrees on the east syde of 
this said line adjoyning to the said line" 

"These four sonnes being made adminnestrators, by the 

honored Court and haveing agreed with theire three brothers 

in law John Smith James Dean and Nathaniel French ; and payed 
them their full ptes, of the aforsaid estate; as may appeer by 
acquittances under theire hands ; and haveing alsoe agreed with 
M r James Browne as Gaurdian to the younger sister; this the 
Admiminestrators Judgeth theire Duty to p r sent to the honored 
Court;" 

This agreement was dated 4 June, 1677, and signed by the 
four sons. 

[p. 92] "Wheras there hath bin a Controversye betwixt John 
Smith and James Deane both of Taunton and the adminnestrators 
of the estate of John Tisdall late Deceased, and after severall 
assayes to Compose the Differences ; This fourteenth of Aprill in 
the year 1677; the aforsaid John Smith and James Dean have 
Come to a full and finall Determination, with Joshua Tisdall and 
Joseph Tisdall, upon the Receipt ; of the Cattle and Goods heerin 
specifyed ; for all the Remainder of the Right and Interest that 



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34 The Estates of John Tisdall and His Son John 

the af orsaid John Smith or James Dean hath or might have to the 
aforsaid estate, The Cattle and Goods which the said John Smith 
hath Now Received . . .- . with what hee hath formerly Received 
.... is and shalbe his full portion of the aforsaid estate". The 
personal estate received by John Smith was valued at £19, 18s., 
including "a Gun and halfe our fathers wearing apparreir at 
£2, 8s. 

"The Cattle and Goods that James Dean hath Received .... 
with what hee hath formerly Received .... is and shalbe his full 
portion" valued at £18, 10s. 

"The aforsaid John Smith and James Dean Doth for them- 
selves and for theire wives .... Discharge .... the adminnestra- 

tors from all Dues Debts or Demaunds .... Due to them or 

either of them from the aforsaid estate". 

The receipt was signed by John Smith and James Dean, and 
witnessed by John Richmond and Abigail Richmond, Abigail 
signing by a mark. 

[p. 93] "James Browne of Swansey as Guardian to Abigaile 
Tisdall Daughter to John Tisdall of Taunton late Deceased" 
receipted to the administrators for "a share of land in the 
purchase that lyeth on the Great River and southerly from 
Taunton three mile River, and twenty pound sterling", and dis- 
charged them " from all Dues and Debts .... from the aforsaid 
estate". 

The receipt was dated 4 June, 1677, and witnessed by John 
Richmond and John Rogers. 

On 4 June, 1677, "Nathaniel : French of Taunton" discharged 
the administrators from all demands on the estate "That I the 
aforsaid Nathaniel : French or Mary my wife might have" and 
"acknowlidge to have Received, in hand a purchase Right in the 
North purchase, and a lott att a place Called Romford and twelve 
pound sterling in Mony". 

The receipt was witnessed by John Richmond and Thomas 
Richmond. 

[Estate of John Tisdall, Jr.] 

[Plym. Col. Court Orders, 5 : 174] At a court at Plymouth, 
5 March, 1677,* "Anna Tisdall widdow of the Towne of Taunton 
.... and John Richmond and Samuell Smith of the Towne afor- 

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The Estates of John Tisdall and His Son John 35 

said .... yeomen ; and John Rogers of the Towne aforsaid .... 
yeoman" gave a bond of £150, as "Anna Tisdall hath obtained 
letters of Adminnestration .... on the estate of John Tisdall 
Juni r : late of Taunton aforsaid Deceased" 

"Letters of Adminnestration is Graunted unto Anna Tisdall 
widdow to adminnester on the estate of John Tisdall late De- 
ceased; And John Richmond and John Rogers and Samuell 
Smith of Taunton are appointed to be overseers for the Desposall 
of the said estate" 

[Plym. Col. Wills, 3 : 2 199] "An Inventory of the estate of 
John Tisdall Deceased whoe ended his life about the last of 
December in the yeer one Thousand six hundred seaventy and 
seaven and exhibited to the Court held att Plymouth the fift of 
March 1677* on the oath of Anna Tisdall widdow;" 

The inventory was taken, 5 February, i677f, by John Rich- 
mond, William Witherell and Samuel Smith. 

The real estate was : " 16 acrees on the west of the high way, 
with the house and barne & orchyard" £100; "6 acrees of Im- 
proved land on the east syde of the high way" £10; "a p r sell of 
meddow Called the Great meddow" £20; "about 100 acrees of 
Dormont land" £50; "and another purchas of land" £10; "22 
acrees of land Called the 22 acree Devision" £8; "a purchase 
Right in the Townes Comons" £10. The total value was £208. 

The whole estate, less debts, amounted to £368, 17s. 

"It is ordered by the Court that the woman shall have her 
thirds of the lands in the Lands where the house barne and 
orchyard is with soe much land as Comes to her thirds which is" 
£96, 6s., 8d., "and the thirds of the p r sonall estate is" £59, 19s., 
iod., "and the Court hath Graunted her 40" towards the bringing 
up of the Children which makes her p r te of the p r sonall estate" 
£99. "The Court hath alsoe Graunted that if the widdow shalbe 
in Nessesitie of more for bringing up of the Children ; then shee 
shall have more; and that the Remainder of the Lands which is" 
£198, 13s., 4d., "which being Devided into five p r tes each fift p r te 
is" £27, 14s., 8d., "and a fift pte of thfe p r sonall estate is" £16, 
"and the son shall have a Double p r te of all the estate both 
p r sonall and Reall ; and that the heire shall have libertie to pay 
all or any of his sisters theire portions ; and keep theire p r te of 
the Lands". 



* 5 March, 1677, Old Style, would be 15 March, 1678, in New Style dating. 
1 15 February, 1678, in New Style dating. 



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36 Plymouth Colony Vital Records 



PLYMOUTH COLONY VITAL RECORDS 

Transcribed by the Editor 
(Continual from Vol. XX, /. 54) 

Swansey the 4 th of March 1675 

In obeidience to an order of Court I have sent an accoumpt of 
beirthes and Marriages and burialls which were this last yeer; 
first beirthes 

Christian the Daughter of Daniell Allin was borne the 26 of Jan- 
uary 1674 
Elizabeth the Daughter of Thomas Barnes was borne [was 

borne*] the 14 of february 1674 
Experience the Daughter of Samuell Luther was borne the 3 d of 

March 1674" 
Elisha the son of [Samuell Pecke*] Nathaniel : Pecke was borne 

the 19 th of Aprill 1675 
John the son of John Martine was borne the 15 of March 1674™ 
John the son of Capt : John Browne was borne the 28 th Day of 

Aprill 1675 
Margeritt the Daughter of Joseph Carpenter was borne the 4 th of 

May 1675 
[p. 64] Nathaniel : the son of William Lohunf was borne the 

2 cond of february 1674 
Sibill the Daughter of Joseph Lewis was borne the 18 th of March 

1674 
Samuell the son of Caleb Eedy was borne the 15 th of July 1675 
Hezekiah Willett and Andia Browne were Married the 7 th Day of 

January 1675 

Burialls 
Deliverance the wife of Nathaniell Pecke Died the 30 th of Aprill 

1675 
Gershom Cobb buried the 24 th of June 1675 
Joseph Carpenter was buried the 6 th of May 1675 
Joseph Lewis was buried the 24 th of June 1675 
John Salsbury was buried the 24 th of June 1675 
John Jones was buried the 24 th of June 1675 
John Fall buried the 24 th of June 1675 

•The words in italics were crossed out, in the original, and the record com- 
pleted as printed. 

1 Sic Compare the burial of William " Cohun ", on the same page of the 
original record. 



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Plymouth Colony Vital Records 37 

John Druce was buried the a 00 "* of July 1675 
Capt : John Gorum was buried the 5 th of February 1675 
Nehemiah Allin was buried the 24 of June 1675 
Robert Jones was buried the 24 th of June 1675 
William Cohun* was buried the 24 of June 1675 
Willam Salsbury was buried the 24 th of June 1675 
Willam Hamon was buried the 29 th of June 1675 

By mee Nicholas Tanner 
Towne Clarke of Swansey 

Marriages beirthes and burialls att Rehoboth in the yeers [in the 

yeersf] 1675 : and 1676 
Samell Bullocke Married to Thankfull Rouse the 26 of May 1675 
Thomas Read Marryed to Anna Perren the 16 th of June 1675 
John Woodword married to Sarah Crosman the 1 I th of November 

167m 

Beirthes 

David Carpenter the son of Samuell Carpenter borne the 17 th of 

Aprill 1675 
Mary Sabin the Daughter of Willam Sabin borne the 18 th of 

Septem: 1675 
David Buckland the son of Ben j amine Buckland the 22 cond of 

March 1675 
Thomas Wilmouth the son of Thomas Wilmouth was borne the 

7* of Julyi665§ 
Mary Kinsley the Daughter of Eldad Kinsley was borne [was 

borne^] the 7 th of October 1675 
Sibell Newman the Daughter of M r Noah Newman the 31 of 

March 1675 
Ellice Savage the Daughter of John Savage the eleventh of Jan- 
uary 1675 
Mehittabell Wilmoth the Daughter of John Willmoth the 19 th of 

June 1675 
Jeremiah Woodcocke the son of John Woodcocke the sixt of 

June 1675 



Colony of New Plymouth ", published in 1857. See alto M Mayflower Descend- 



* Incorrectly printed " Lohun " in the eighth volume of M Records of the 
>lony of New rlymc 
ant", Vol. XV, p. 25. 

t The words in italics were crossed out, in the original, and the record com- 
pleted as printed. 

t The last figure is doubtful, but seems to be " 5 M altered to " 6 ". 

§Sic 



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38 Plymouth Colony Vital Records 

Nathaniell Chaffey the son of Nathanicll Chaffey the 8 th of Feb- 
ruary 1675 

[p. 65] Beirthes 

Experience Sabin the Daughter of Samuell Sabin was borne the 
5 th of October 1676 

Ellice Wilmoth the Daughter of Thomas Willmoth the first of 
Septem: 1676 

Ebinexer Walker the son of Phillip Walker The 15 th of November 
1676 

Ebineicr Smith the son of m r Daniell Smith the 29 th of July 1676 

Ablcll Fuller the son of John Fuller the 30* of December 1676 

Ahiell Smith the son of Ensigne Henery Smith the 24 th of Decem- 
ber lf>70 

Ktltfttxth the wife of Francis Stevens was buried the fourth of 
Mutvh 10/5 

IVllYtMiMHi* the wife of Nathaniell Pecke buried the first of May 

WMtW Nowiw buried in 1675 

*UMI N*w* the l^Utfhttr of M r Noah Newman die 24 th of Sep- 

UhvWv K^MvKe the *on % of Gorge Kenricke the 13 th of January 

Mmth* s\\* wilvvt Noah Mason the sixt of February 1675 

*MMh lh* l*4u«htw oi John Read in January 1675 

M^lwulvll ihe w»w of John Perren the third of September 1675 

him Mi ml |imO buried in Aprill 1676 

I nlm I'll* h luiu 1 buried in Aprill 1676 

Mm I IU m*.» the so* of March 1676 

*«'M»ih Wundunke the wife of John Woodcocke the io^ 1 of May 

Mi n 
I i.ttlwiiM . Wnodeocke the 28 th of Aprill 1676 
IhIim h«lv Hie Middle of December 1676 
|i ■•(•* 1 It mi !• *>rthouf the Daughter of Samuell Sahonf the 28 th of 

Miiuuiliei 10/0 
|nltn Hi iul I he wm of Thomas Read the 4 th of December 1676 
j.iiMM I'mIwhv wu» burled the 28 of October 1^6 
'I In. mIU- nl Nli ItoU* lyde buried the third of November 1676 
riiillmiiUil ■ Wllmoth the 12 th of November 1676 
hiMimn- III m iv Smith the 24 th of November 1676 

• ruititt tin m mm nl thi record for "Newman". The original has no punc- 
ItMlluii tumk *lt*» M N*w M . 

I I liln U, wHIkmiI »ImuM, *n error of the recorder for "Saben" or "Sabin". 
( imi|Mi* (U Mill* mi mi»I of Kxperience, daughter of Samuel " Sabin ", the first 
•uliy mm llm •min» |»«h* •»( the oilglnal record. — Editor. 



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Plymouth Colony Vital Records 39 

Lydia Titus the wife of John Titus the 25 th of November 1676 

Rachel Man the wife of Thomas Man in June 1676 

Ellice Willett the wife of James Willett In July 1676 

Nathaniell Sahen* in the latter end of May 1676 

Nathaniell Pecke the 25 th of August 1676 

Elizabeth Skaffe the 25 of June 1676 

[Page 66 is blank.] 

[p. 67] Samell Fuller the 15 th of August 1676 

John Fuller the 23 of august 1676 

Mary Hunt the 23 of August 1676 

Peter Hunt Juni r the 25 th of Augst 1676 

Tabithay Hunt the 14 of October 1676 

Jasiell Perry in September 1676 

Mehittable Perry in September 1676 

Sampson Mason in September 1676 

Sarah Fuller the wife of Robert Fuller The 14 th of October 1676 

Jeremiah Fitch the 15 th of October 1676 

A younge Child of Nicholas Pecke in August 1676 

The wife of Thomas Wilmouth seni r in February 1676 

Elizabeth Smith the Daughter of M r Henery Smith the first of 

March 1676 
Sarah Leanard the Daughter of Krie Leanard the 16 th of March 

1676 
Nehemiah Buckland the son of Joseph Buckland buried in May 

1677 
Thomas Graunts Child buried in September 1676 
Thomas Mans Child buried in June 1676 
Jacob Ormsbey [senSf] son buried the 2 cond of March 1676 
Jacob Ormsbey Juni r buried the 16 th of February 1676 

By mee Willam Carpenter Clarke : 

John Redding and Mary Bassett were Marryed the 22 of the eight 

month 1676; 
Job Gibbs the son of John Gibbs was borne the 27 th of April 

Ann° : Dom one thousand six hundred seaventy and six 
Michaell Blackwell the son of John Blackwell was borne the 16 th 

of the 9 th 1676 
Thomas Tupper seni r : Deceased the 28* of March Ann° : Dom 

one Thousand six hundred seaventy and six ; hee Died in the 

98 th yeer of his age, and 2 cond month ; 

* Sic. See footnote on page 38. 

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40 Latham — Washburn 

Anne Tupper [sent**] : Deceased the 4 th of June Ann° Dom one 
Thousand six hundred seaventy and six, whoe Deceased in 
the : 90 th : yeer of her age ; 

Transcribed out of the Regester of Sandwich this fift of the first 
1676 : p r Thomas Tupper Clarke for the Towne of Sandwich ; 

(7> hi continued) 



LATHAM— WASHBURN 

Br the Editor 

In the History of Bridgewater, by Nahum Mitchell, published 
in 1840, it is stated, on page 222, that Hannah Latham, daughter 
of Robert Latham, by his wife Susanna Winslow* (Mary 2 Chilton, 
James 1 ), married "Joseph Washburn Jr." The addition of the 
"Jr." was an error, as the Joseph who married Hannah Latham 
was the son of John and Elizabeth (Mitchell) Washburn, and 
the grandson of John Washburn ; and there was no other Joseph 
Washburn, in Bridgewater, until the births of sons of that name 
to Joseph and Hannah (Latham) Washburn and to Joseph's 
brother John. 

Mitchell also states, on page 323, that the Joseph Washburn 
who married Hannah Latham lived in Bridgewater, and that "It 
appears he was afterwards in Plymouth and Plympton by deeds he 
gave in 1707, 1714, and 1720, in which his father Latham is men- 
tioned:" 

A careful search of the records in the Plymouth County, 
Mass., Registry of Deeds has failed to disclose a single record to 
indicate that Joseph Washburn, Sr., at any time lived in Plymouth ; 
and only two deeds, dated 1706/7 and 1714, were found, in which 
Joseph Washburn mentioned Robert Latham, his father-in-law. 

There are other deeds on record, made by Joseph Washburn, 
Sr., in the year 1720, but they do not contain any reference to 
Robert Latham. 

On 17 April, 1717, Joseph Washburn, blacksmith, of Bridge- 
water, sold his home in that place (to Isaac Lazell), his wife 
Hannah releasing her dower rights. [Plym. Co. Deeds, 12:153.] 

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Latham — Washburn 41 

On 14 June, 1720, Joseph Washburn, blacksmith, of Plympton, 
formerly of Bridgewater, confirmed the deed of 17 April, 1717, 
wife Hannah again releasing her dower rights. Both Joseph and 
Hannah acknowledged the deed, on 1 July, 1725. [Plym. Co. 
Deeds, 19:98.] 

On 12 August, 1721, Joseph Washburn, blacksmith, of Plymp- 
ton, wife Hannah releasing dower rights, conveyed land to son 
Jonathan Washburn of Bridgewater. [Plym. Co. Deeds, 15 1204.] 

Exhaustive abstracts of the deeds of 1706/7 and 1714, in 
which Robert Latham is mentioned, are here given. 



[Joseph Washburn to son Jonathan — 1706/7] 

[Plym. Co. Deeds, 10: 1 :528] On 13 January, 1706/7, "Joseph 
Washburn of y* Town of Bridgewater .... out of a tender Love 
and fatherly affection towards my natural Son Jonathan Wash- 
burn of y« Same Town .... Make over and Confirm unto 
the s d Jonathan Washburn .... a certain Tract or Parcell of 
Land .... in the Township of Bridgewater on the Easterly Side 
of Setucket River butting upon s d River and bounded on the 
Northerly Side by Whitmans Land and Running for breadth 
Southerly till it meets with Matfield River & so running Easterly 
upon a Strait Line to a white oak Stump which was an Ancient 
Bounds between Father Lathams Lot & Deacon Willis's Lot & 
from thence upon a Strait Line up to y* head of the Lots .... 
memorand m there is above omitted a Reserve which is The Use 
of all the Land between y* ash Swamp & the River during my 
Life time" 

The deed was signed by a mark. The witnesses were Ebenezer 
Leach and Benjamin Leach. It was acknowledged, by the gran- 
tor, on 24 January, 1706/7, before Elihu Brett, Justice of the 
Peace, and was recorded 12 February, 1713, by Josiah Cotton, 
Register. 

[Joseph Washburn, Sr. to son Joseph — 1714] 

[Plym. Co. Deeds, 11 :4c] On 3 August, 1714, "Joseph Wash- 
born Sen r of y* Town of Bridgwater . ... for y* Love Good 
will & fatherly affection which I bear towards my Son Joseph 
Washborn of y* Same Town .... make over & Confirm unto & 
upon y« s d Joseph Washburn ju r . . . . my whole Right .... in a 
Certain Tract of Land Lying within y« y« Township of Bridg- 



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42 Jacob 9 Cooke's Will 

water Comonly known by y* name of Titicut Purchase being y* 
whole of two full Purchase right Throughout y* one of Them 
being my own proper purchase Right & y* other my Father In 
Law Robert Lathums Dec d only I have alredy Dispossed of y* 
Great Lott which was my own originally which I Do Therefore 
hereby Except & Reserve herein" 

The deed was signed by a mark. The witnesses were Edward 
Fobes and Thomas Hayward. It was acknowledged by Joseph 
Washburn, on the day of its date, before Josiah Edson, Justice 
of the Peace, and was recorded 9 November, 1714, by William 
Little, Register. 



JACOB 1 COOKE'S WILL 

By the Editor 

Jacob* Cooke (Jacob*, Fronds 1 ) of Plymouth and Kingston, 
Mass., married Lydia Miller, *9 December, 1681, and had eight 
children, all of whom were recorded, at Plymouth, as "The Chil- 
dren of Jacob Cook and Lydia Cooke his Wife". The complete 
record of the births of these children was printed in our second 
volume, thev were- William 4 , born 5 October, 1683 ; Lydia*, born 
18 M a ;, ,§L T^iJ^m 19 November, 1688; Jacob*, born 
* Ju£ il 9 R tTrW bom 3 November, 1695; Josiah*, 

^^^!\£!j& 9 ^ Damaris4 ' twins> ^ 23 May ' 

Lv^; ,* - , a\*A at Kingston, r March, 1727/8, in 

»-^f j2K2 £5 £* her r " sband ' *■* " Si ° eMa - 

24 April 1747, in his 95 th yfl^ty.fivc ye ars old when Lydia 

jacob» Cooke was almost * ^ ^ original rccords t0 i n . 

<uea, and nothing has been to His wm wag made less ^^ 

dtcate that he had a second •» and jt mentions ^ of th e 

e I5i^ months af t er Ly* aS Plymouth records. No second 
children whose births are on " - d ' icate d j n the will or in the 
wife and no other children a* 

probate proceedings. t he fa« that Jacob 1 Cooke had 

Especial attention is calk ' w(JS 5t atement in "The Gene- 
only one wife, because of the u6 t)iat he had a second 
alogical Advertiser", Vol** l *Tf was tnc result of confusing 
wife, Phebe. This error, apt** V'^. 
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Jacob 9 Cooke's Will 43 

Jacob 4 Cooke, the son, married Phebe Hall, at Yarmouth, 
Mass., 3 April, 1716, nearly twelve years before the death of his 
mother, Lydia (Miller) Cooke. 

Another son, John 4 Cooke, married Phebe Crosman, of 
Taunton, who survived him and became the second wife of 
Samuel Kent, whom she also survived. 

John and Phebe (Crosman) Cooke were ancestors of Mr. 
Frank E. Woodward, of Wellesley Hills, Mass., a member of the 
Massachusetts Society of Mayflower Descendants, and this article 
has been prepared at his expense. 

Exhaustive abstracts of the will of Jacob* Cooke (Jacob 9 , 
Francis 1 ) and all other records, relating to the settlement of his 
estate, found in the Plymouth County, Mass., Registry of Probate, 
are here presented. 



[Jacob 1 Cooke's Will] 

[Plym. Co. Prob., 10 : 419] "Jacob Cooke of Kingston .... 
yeoman" made his will 16 October, 1728. Bequests were as 
follows : 

"Imprimis having Given to my Three Sons William Jacob 
and Josiah By Deed of Gift what I Designed Them as Their full 
parts and Portions of my Estate, I Give and Bequeath unto my 
Son John over and above what I Have already Given him By 
Deed of gift Which I Do Hereby Confirm, a Bed and Beding." 

To "my Daughter Damans one of my Best Beds With all 
The Furniture Belonging To it allso Two Cows or the Value of 
Them In money allso The Liberty To use and Improve one Room 
In my Dwelling House So long as She Shall Remain unmarried." 

To "my Four Daughters Lydia Rebeckah margaret and 
Damans Their Heirs and assigns forever To Be Equally Divided 
Between Them my lott of Land which I Bought of Joseph King 
lying Near agawam In the Township of Plimouth Together with 
all the Remainder of my moveable Estate after my Just Debts 
and Funerall Charges are first paid" 

"I . . . . appoint my Son John Cooke Sole Executor of This 
my last Will", 

The witnesses were: Thomas Croade, John Washburne and 
Rachel Croade. 

On 21 May, 1747, "Thomas Croade Esq r and John Wash- 
burne" made oath to the will, and it was probated. 

[From original letter] "To Benjamin Samson of Kingston 
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44 WW of Samuel Richmond* of Taunton, Mass. 

yeoman Deceased" made his will, on 16 October, 1728, and "ap- 
pointed his son John Cooke of s* Kingston yeoman Executor of 
said will. But it so hapned that the said John Cook dyed Before 
the said Jaco[b] Cooke the Testator administration is therefore 
hereby Committed un[to] the said Benjamin Samson". The 
letter was dated 1 June, 1747. [The letter was also recorded, 
10:42a] 

[From unrecorded bond] On 1 June, 1747, Benjamin Samson, 
gentleman, of Kingston, as a dministra tor, with Charles Dyre and 
Abner Holmes, both mariners of Plymouth, as sureties,* gave a 
bond of £500. The bond was signed by M Benj Samson", Abner 
Holmes and "Cha s Drre", and witnessed by Edward Winslow 
and Hannah WmsJow. 

(10:437] "An Inventory of the Esute of M r Jacob Cooke 
Ute of Kingston Dec*"* was taken. 15 June, 1747, in old tenor, by 
Samwel Foster, Joseph MircheE «m Rohert Bradford. The total 
mas 1JUK $*. The real essstt ws- * a Lc* of land near Agawam 
*$ by Innvrnarxw Snpposw tr He * <sjl 

The adrrrTTii55Tarar am t* ***** anrcaiws made oath to the 
inventory. 14 JuV. i%~ 



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Will of Samuel Richmond* of Taunton, Mass. 45 

[Samuel Richmond's Will] 

[From original will] On 11 June, 1736, "Samuel Richmond 
of Taunton" made his will. Bequests were as follows: 

To "wife Elizebth Richmond I Give one third of my moveable 
Estate and the third of the In Come of my Real Estate according 
to the Law of this provine as heir full Right of Dower In my s d 
Estate over and above what movables my s d wife brought with 
heir unto me" 

"To my son Thomas Richmond .... one Cow namly my old 
Cow" 

"To my son Silas Richmond .... my Gun and accuterments 
theirto belongin" 

"To my four sons namly Sam 11 Richmond oliver Richmond 
Thomas Richmond and Silas Richmond (aughter* my wivs thirds, 
and thomas Cow, and Silas Gun being ferst taken out) .... all 
my waring appeirll, and out dore movabls and farming utencals, 
and Stock to be Equaly Divided unto and amonge my s d four 
sons" 

"To my three Daughters namly Hannah Booth Lidya Thomas, 
and mehitable horton I Give all my Indore mvables and houshold 
Goods (Excepting what Is afore s d bequethed) : to be Equaly 
Divided unto and amonge my s d 3 Daugh™ or Shuch as Shall 
Leguly Represnt them" 

"To my three sons, namly Samuel Richmond Thomas Rich- 
mond and Silas Richmond. ... all my Lands both In Taunton and 
middlebroh, or Else whar, that aughter* all my Just Debts and 
charges being first payd (which I would have my Lands sold for 
and payd out of) and the Remainder to be Equaly Divided unto 
and amonge my s d three sons : but my son oliver not to have aney 
Shear In my Lands, by Reson I have Confirmed som Lands to 
him s d oliver before ; which I allso hearby Retifye and Confeirm : 
and allso what Lands I have heartofore Given aney of my sons, 
or movabls to my Daughters I hear by Retifye and Confeirm" 

"my sd son Thomas Richmond to be sole Exectr .... and 
Desiar that my Cozen Joseph Richmond woold be ading adviseng 
and assisting my sd Executor In all his Consarns, and that he act 
not with out his helpe and advise (if he sd Joseph will accept of 
y* trust put In him)" 

The witnesses were Henry Caswell, Nathaniel Caswell and 
John Godfrey, all of whom made oath to the will on 20 July, 1736. 
The will is endorsed "m T Sam" Richmds will" [The will was 
also recorded, 8 : 375.] 

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46 Proceedings of the Massachusetts Society 

[From unrecorded certificate] On 30 June, 1736, "mr: John 
Maiion, mr: Joseph Richmond & mr: John Godfrey" made oath, 
I * fore Seth Williams, Justice of the Peace, that they would make 
a just appraisal of the estate. 

[8 : 37s] On 20 July, 1736, administration was granted to 

,# m r Thomas Richmond Son and Sole Executor of his father 

Samuel Richmond Late of Taunton Deceased." 

( From unrecorded account] An account of Thomas Richmond, 
executor, made in July, 1736, shows payments made to Justice 
Williams, John Godfrey, Ebenezer Smith, Joseph Richmond, 
"J rami Williams", Benjamin Eliot, Dr. Ezra Dean, Dr. Thomas 
Macomhcr, John Smith, Jonathan Paddleford, John Andrews, 
Samuel ItriKK*, Henry Richmond, Henry Caswell, Dr. Ichabod 
Richmond. Seth Caswell. The account is not signed, and the 
ftuloitrmtnt on the hack reads "Thomas Richmond accompt to 
W Puwn over" 

\V\v\w oiitii"*l inventory] On 12 August, 1736, at Taunton, 
\\\t iuVTnton wa* taken by John Mason, Joseph Richmond and 
Mm Iwnlhvx The only real estate was "his homstid farme 
\lumt t^v \v 1 * w ith the hous and barn their on" £300. 

m \hv»U In ** h * ml * of y# widdow at J° hn Hal1 " **** valued 

** * \\\r*x« \\ *"*""* of the invcntor y was £428, 16s., 6d. Thomas 
K \*s\ ^A \\w *»mh utor. made oath to the inventory on 21 June, 
V ^ 1 \ \w mwotoi >' was also recorded, 8 : 488.] 



i ^u HHMN\«* < v THE MASSACHUSETTS SOCIETY 
V V* MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS 



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tti'&iNKtia Meeting, 30 October, 1918 



\. s \ atuntoon, 30 October, 1918, a special business 
I)*, Society's Rooms, No. 53 .Mt Vernon Street, 

tute, the By-Laws were amended, and the 

A |u*|gini on the first day of January. 

! \W vi to one, all the other proposed amendments 

JtlMun under eighteen years of age may now be 

, it vi Members only, the fee for such member- 

i, iltUUr* ($100.00). 

k luwung, the Committee on At Home Days 
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Proceedings of the Massachusetts Society 47 

Forefather's Day Reception 

The two hundred and ninety-eighth anniversary of the Landing of 
the Pilgrims, at Plymouth, was commemorated, on the afternoon of 
Forefather's Day, Saturday, 21 December, 1918, by an informal re- 
ception, at the Society's Rooms, in. charge of the Committee on At 
Home Days. 

Gifts for the Library and Cabinet 

From the Armor Bronze Co. : A Pair of Puritan Book Ends. 

From Mrs. Charles F. Weinhold: "Weymouth Historical Society, 
No. 1." . 

From Mr. John Hopkins Densmore: "The Unfurling of the Flag", 
words by Clara Endicott Sears, music by the donor. 

From Mr. Eben F. Thompson: "Tis The Trumpet Call of Duty 
Sounding for Me' 1 , words and music by the donor. 

From Miss Mary Alden Thayer: "First Congregational Church, 
Randolph, Mass., 150th Anniversary"; also "Randolph's Centennial 
Celebration, 1893 " 

From Mr. Arthur C. Walworth: A Service Flag, with sixteen 
stars. 

From Hon. Elbert H. Gary: Gary Genealogy. 

From Mr. Seymour Morris: The Seymour Genealogy. 

From the Commonwealth of Massachusetts: Vital records of the 
Towns of Carlisle, Shirley, West Newbury, and Westport, Mass. 



Hugh A. Hopkins died in Chelsea, Mass., 26 March, 1918 * He was a 
descendant of Stephen Hopkins, and was elected a member of this 
Society, 16 March, 1903, his membership number being 774. 

Edward King died in Dartmouth, Mass., 4 August, 1918.* He was a 
descendant of John Alden, Thomas Rogers and Richard Warren, 
and was elected a member of this Society, 21 February, 1901, his 
membership number being 645. 

Samuel S. Green died in Worcester, Mass., 8 December, 1918. He 
was a descendant of John Howland, and was elected a member of 
this Society, 21 April, 1903, his membership number being 778. 

Mrs. Walter Allen died in West Newton, Mass., 14 December, 1918. 
She was a descendant of George Soule and Richard Warren, and 
was elected a member of this Society, 31 January, 1900, her mem- 
bership number being 546. 



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48 Proceedings of the Massachusetts Society 

Members Elected 
30 October, 1918. 
No- 1 SS7- Charles Gement Littlefield, West Somerville, Mass., ninth 

from Richard Warren. 
No. 1558. John Hopkins Densmore, Brookline, Mass., eighth from 

Myles Standish. 
No. 1559. George Stedman Yeaton, * Boston, Mass., tenth from 

Richard Warren. 

11 November, 1918. 

No. 1560. Mrs. Samuel Sherman Dale, Brookline, Mass., eighth 

from John Howland. 
No. 1561. Timothy Asbury Wright, Knoxville, Tenn., eighth from 

John Howland. 

December, 1918, 

No, 15AJ. Miss Florence Gladys Avery,* Newtonville, Mass., ninth 

fn>m Richard Warren. 
No 1563, Miss Marion Alice Macfarlane,f Bridgeport, Conn., ninth 

from Richard Warren. 
No. 1564, Misa Harriet Edith Macfarlane,f Bridgeport, Conn., ninth 

from Richard Warren. 
N*», 1565, Misa Alice Frances Knowles, New Bedford, Mass., tenth 

from Francis Cooke. 

Supplemental Lines Accepted 

(H'lulier, 1918, 

Ni» 1545, Charles F. Avery, eighth from William Brewster. 

Nuvrmlusr, 1918 

Ni». 151H, Willis D. Rich, tenth from Stephen 1 Hopkins, ninth from 

Constance* Hopkins. 
No 15*53. Miss Ruth Thayer, ninth from John Howland (in three 

lines) ; tenth from John Howland (in five lines). 
No. I hS4* Nathaniel Thayer, ninth from John Howland (in three 

lines) ; tenth from John Howland (in five lines). 

Drctmibrr, 1918. 

No. J.snJ. Miss Florence G. Avery, ninth from William Brewster. 

Attest: George Ernest Bowman, 

Secretary. 

• Life Member. 

t Minor Ufe Members; children of Mr. William T. Macfarlane, Mass. No. 
1443* 



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The 
Mayflower Descendant 



VoLXXI APRIL, 1919 N*2 

EAST HARWICH, MASS, GRAVESTONE RECORDS 
FROM THE METHODIST CEMETERY 

Communicated by Stanley W, Smith 

With the assistance of Mr. William C. Smith, of Chatham, 
Mass., the present writer copied, and carefully verified, the in- 
scriptions on all gravestones dated prior to 1851, with a few of 
later date, found in the Cemetery at the Methodist church in 
East Harwich, Mass. 

The original copies were presented to the Massachusetts 
Society of Mayflower Descendants, and all information found in 
the inscriptions is included in the following abstracts. 



[From Methodist Cemetery, East Harwich] 

Bassett, William G., son of Samuel and Elizabeth, died 26 Febru- 
ary, 1827, aged 21. 

Bearse, Ebenezer, died 4 May, 1840, aged 78. 

Bearse, Priscilla, widow of Ebenezer, died 11 December, 1849, 
aged 85 years, 9 months. 

Cahoon, Anthony B., died 23 November, 1845, aged 18 years, 
6 months. 

Cahoon, Graften, died 13 September, 1836, aged 3a. [On stone 
with Vianna.] 

Cahoon, Vianna, wife of Graften, died 22 March, 1836, aged 24. 
[On her husband's stone.] 

Cahoon, Jesse, died 21 June, 1830, aged 68. 

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50 East Harwich, Mass., Gravestone Records 

Cahoon, Joseph Mayo, son of Reuben and Eunisey, drowned 
27 June, 1838, aged 9 years, 6 months. 

Cahoon, Miss Meribah, died 15 December, 1849, aged 63. 

Cahoon, Rebecca L., daughter of Reuben, Esq., died 19 Novem- 
ber, 1827, aged 16. 

Cahoon, Reuben, Esq., died 20 October, 1842, aged 60 years. 

Cahoon, Reuben T., died 7 January, 1846, aged 26. 

Cahoon, Capt. Simeon, Jr., died 22 October, 1841, in his 36th 
year. "Dear wife and children do not weep" 

Cahoon, Thankful, wife of Capt. Reuben, died 12 April, 1820, 
aged 39. 

Cahoon, Thankful, wife of Jesse, died 20 August, 1820, aged 58. 

Crosby, Daniel, died 17 September, 1832, aged 52. 

Crosby, Thankful, wife of Daniel, mother of Enoch Crosby, Jr., 
died 8 April, 1831, aged 48. 

Crowell, Mary Ann, wife of Stephen, died 16 January, 1848, in 
her 30th year. 

Crowell, Patience C, daughter of Jacob and Hannah, died 4 
December, 1850, aged 20. 

Doane, Mary Elizabeth, daughter of Orick and Sarah D., died 
15 February, 1849, aged 5 years, 15 days. 

Doane, Orick -El wyn, son of Orick and Sarah D., died 25 Decem- 
ber, 1850, aged 2 years, 22 days. 

Doane, Capt. Samuel, died 8 January, 1827, aged 38 years. 
"Farewell all my kindred loved ones Farewell you my chil- 
dren dear" 

Eldredge, Cyrena, daughter of Elra and Mehitable, died 25 
August, 1826, aged 21 years. 

Eldredge, "Deliverence", wife of Ebenezer, died 25 April, 1808, 
aged 81. 

Eldridge, "Doritha", wife of Elnathan, died 9 November, 1825, 
aged 74. 

Eldredge, Ebenezer, died 25 February, 1797, aged 90. 

Eldredge, Elisha B., son of Sylvanus and Abigail, lost at sea, 15 
December, 1840, aged 21 years, 4. months. [On stone of 
Sylvanus.] 

Eldredge, Elnathan, died 21 December, 1837, aged 90 years. 

Eldredge, Capt. Elra, died 14 February, 1844, aged 72 years. 

Eldridge, Fanny, wife of Samuel, died 5 April, 1825, aged 41. 

Eldredge, Hezekiah, died 5 April, 1821, aged 21. 

Eldredge, Isaac, died 22 May, 1828, aged 69. 

Eldredge, Jesse L., died 27 July, 1847, a S e d 24 years, 9 months. 

Eldredge, "Judidah", wife of Isaac, died 1 October, 1834, aged 
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East Harwich, Mass., Gravestone Records 51 

Eldridge, Julany, wife of Sylvester, died 7 October, 1828, aged 

22 years. 
Eldredge, Mehitable, wife of Capt. Elra, died 30 April, 1816, 

aged 45 years. 
Eldredge, Reuben, died 12 May, 1824, aged 75. 
Eldridge, Sarah, widow of Reuben, died 23 January, 1826, in her 

75th year. 
Eldredge, Sylvanus, son of Sylvanus and Abigail; died 24 Octo- 
ber, 1831, aged 9 years, 8 months, 11 days. [On stone with 

Elisha B.] 
Higgins, Elra, son of Mark and Polly, died 16 February, 1823, 

aged 2 years, 5 months. 
Higgins, "Horris" E., son of Zebina and Mercena, died 3 Octo- 
ber, 1847, aged 10 months, 14 days. 
Higgins, Zebina E., son of Zebina and Mercena, died 23 January, 

1840, aged 16 months. 
Kendrick, Henry, died 22 March, 1819, in his 72d year. 
Kendrick, Nathan, died 13 October, 1830, aged 61. 
Kendrick, Susanna, widow of Henry, died 26 February, 1832, 

aged 76. 
Kendrick, Thomas, Jr., died 16 August, 181 1, in his 30th year. 
Kenney, Priscilla, wife of Allen, Jr., died 27 February, 1850, 

aged 25. 
Linnell, Rachel, wife of Uriah, died 29 August, 1826, aged 44. 
Long, Albert S., son of Edmund and Tabitha, died at sea, 21 

June, 1848, aged 12 years, 10 months, 14 days. [On stone of 

Edmund.] 
Long, Deliverance, widow of Levi, died 17 November, 1841, 

aged 77 years, 7 months. 
Long, Edmund, died 17 May, 1854, aged 45 years, 5 months, n 

days. "Dearest father" [On stone with Albert S.] 
Long, Levi, died 1 July, 1826, aged 71. 
Nickerson, Alpha, died 31 January, 1836, in his 23d year. 
Nickerson, Alpha, son of Eldredge and Kezia, died 25 August, 

1847, aged 12 years. * 
Nickerson, Bethiah, wife of Nathan, Esq., died 27 December, 

1850, aged 65 years, 3 months, 17 days. 
Nickerson, Capt. Edward, died in November, 1820, aged 43. 
Nickerson, Elizabeth, wife of Ebenezer, died 23 October, 1839, 

aged 72 years, 5 months, 17 days. 
Nickerson, Hannah, wife of Jonathan, died in August, 1821, 

aged 25. 
Nickerson, Joshua, died 17 February, 1827, aged 28 years, 3 

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Jlickerson, Kezia, wife of Eldredge P., died 30 May, 1835, 

aged 21. 
Nickcrson, Maria K-, daughter of Zoath and Bethiah, died 17 

September, 1837, aged 10 years, 10 months. 
Nickerson, infant son of Zoath and Bethiah, "born March 18, 

1845, died the same." 
Nickerson, Nathan, Esq., died 4 March, 1827, aged 48. 
Nickerson, Orick £., died 5 October, 1837, aged 20 years, 11 

months, 20 days. 
Nickerson, Capt. Silas, died 12 October, 1840, aged 63. 
Payne, George, son of George end Sally, died 23 March, 1825, 

aged 5 years, 7 months. 
Payne, George, died 3 July, 1829, *&*& 4° years* 6 months. 
Payne, George, son of George and Sally, died 14 May, 1833, 

aged 8 years, 3 months. 
Payne, Sally, wife bf George, died 27 July, 1886, aged 03 years, 

3 months, 3 days. [Beside stone of George, died 1829.] 
Robbins,* Capt. Nathan, died 14 May, 1847, aged 45 years, ij 

months. 
Rogers, Enos, died 14 December, 1857, aged 89 years, 10 months. 

[On stone with John.] 
Rogers, John, lost at sea, 7 December, 1825, aged 24. [On stone 

of Enos.] 
Rogers, Temperance, wife of Nathan, died 1 September, 1844, 

aged 41 years. 
Small, Eli, died 23 February, 1850, aged 83. "A husband kind, 

a parent dear" 
Small, Elizabeth, wife of Eli, died 24 July, 1838, aged 72. 
Small, William, died 22 August, 1848, aged 64 years. "Father, 

farewell" 
Smith, Carlona, wife of Jacob, died 30 October, 1837, aged 26. 
Turner, Ann, Wife of Stephen, died 22 September, 1844, aged 73. 
Turner, Stephen, died 5 October, 1848, aged 79. "Here sleep 

dear parents side by side" 
Young, Asenath, daughter of Edmund and Asenath, died 2 

August, 1835, aged 1 year, 5 months, 18 days. 
Young, Bathsheba, wife of John, died 20 November, 1823, aged 

61. 
Young, Edmund, died 15 April, 1840, aged 74 years. 
Young, Isaiah, son of Benjamin and Betsey,' died 28 January, 

1843, aged 20 years, 3 months. 
Young, John, died 30 March, 1829, aged 67. 
Young, Thankful, died 15 May, 1842, aged 72 years. [Beside 

stone of Edmund, died 1840.] 



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Isaac Wrighfs Will 53 



BAAX: WRIGHT'S WILL 

Br the Editor 

Isaac Wright* (Adam*, Hester* Cooke, Francis 1 ) of 
Plympton, Mass., was a son of Adam Wright* by his first wife, 
Sarah* Soule (John 1 , George?), and thus had two lines of May- 
flower descent 

Isaac Wright 4 married Mary, the daughter of John and 
Susanna (Gray) Cole. Mary Wright died at Plympton, 20 July, 
1759, in her 63d year. Isaac Wright made his will 2 July, 1760, 
and died at Plympton, ii January, 1766, aged 80 years, "wanting 
8 days". He was born, therefore, in January, 1685/6. 

We Here present an exhaustive abstract of all records, in the 
Plymouth County, Mass., Registry of Probate, relating to the 
settlement of Isaac Wright's estate, There are no original papers, 
relating to this estate, preserved in the probate files. 

This article is printed at the expense of Mr. Edward L. Parker, 
of Concord, Mass., a descendant of Isaac Wright 4 , through his 
son Joseph Wright*, and a member of the Massachusetts Society 
of Mayflower Descendants. 



[The Will of Isaac Wright 4 ] 

fPlym. Ca.Prob., 19:345] "Isaac Wright of Plimton .... 
Yeoman" made his will on 2 July, 1760. Bequests were as fol- 
lows: 

To "son Joseph Wright .... the westerly end of the dwelling, 
house wherein he now liveth in consideration for his labour with 
me after he was of age. Also the one half of all my other real 
estate (excepting the easterly end of my dwelling house,) wherein 

*<iweir 

To "son Isaac Wright .... the easterly end of my dwelling 
house wherein I now dwell. Also the one half of all my other 
real estate to be equally divided between my son Joseph & him. 
Excepting the westerly end of my dwelling house which is above 
given to Joseph." 

To "daughter Mary Thomson" £6, 13s., 4d., "to be paid by 
my Exc r out of my personal estate . Besides what I have already 
given her." 



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54 The Estate of CoL Silvester Richmond* 

To "daughter Rachel Wright" £13, 6s., 8d., "to be p d by my 
Ex* out of my moveable Estate," 

"Also my will is that if there should be any more of my per- 
sonal estate left, after my just debts, funeral charges & legacies 
are paid, that it be equally divided amongst all my Children." 

"son Joseph Wright" was appointed executor. 

The witnesses were Benjamin Weston, Hannah Weston and 
Job Weston. 

[19:346] On 7 April, 1766, the will was presented for probate 
by Joseph Wright, the executor, and allowed, on the oaths of 
Benjamin Weston and Job Weston, two of the witnesses, and 
administration was granted to Joseph Wright. 

[19:346] An inventory of the estate was taken on 4 April, 
1766, by Gideon Bradford, Benjamin Weston and Jabez Newland. 
A "pew in Meetinghouse" was valued at £1, 6s., 8d. ; "the home- 
stead farm with the buildings & fence thereon, & Cedar swamp, 
& Iron Ore" £480. The total amount of the inventory was 
£544, 12s., id. Joseph Wright, the executor, and the three ap- 
praisers, made oath to the inventory, 7 April, 1766, before John 
Cushing, Judge of Probate. 



THE ESTATE OF COL- SILVESTER RICHMOND 4 

By the Editor 

In our January, 1919, issue we printed, at the expense of 
Rev. Rufus B. Tobey and Rev. Frederick B. Allen, exhaustive 
abstracts of the will and all probate records relating to the estate 
of Col. Silvester Richmond, of Little Compton and Dartmouth, 
MiiH., who married, first, Elizabeth 4 Rogers (John 9 - 7 , Thomas 1 ). 

We now present, at the expense of the same gentlemen, ex- 

hauHUYt abstracts of all records, and original documents on file, 

in the Bristol County, Mass., Registry of Probate, relating to the 

Ktltoncnt of the t-state of their ancestor, Col. Silvester Richmond 5 

abttk* Rogtrs, John*'** Thomas 1 ) of Little Compton and 

Wghtom* Maw. 

SiWttfcr Richmond" died 14 January, 1783, and his wife, 
g&ufcth iTalbut) Richmond died 23 June, 1772, and both are 

bun*} at Uigtaoii. 

troper references, to the records, or to the original docu- 
filek are noted with each of the following abstracts. 



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The EsZJi* cf CcL Stasis* Ri*kmc*J* 55 

[The Estate of Coc Sh ^:u Richmond 5 ] 

[148: 143] Od 20 Jamsary. 17S3, "Ezra Rirhr^scd of Dightoo 
.... Esq*" was zppozrtcd a±z~£stratcr oo the estate of ~Syi- 
vester Richmond late of s* Difhroa . lately died Intestate" 

[From unrecorded bend] On 20 Janzary, 1783, Ezra Rich- 
mond, Esq., as administratcr **co the Estate of Sylvester Rich- 
mond .... Esq'", with Thocsas Baylies Richnc-nd, gentleman, 
and \VHKam Paul, Jr., y eocs an , as sureties, all of Digtten, gave 
a bond fix* £1000. The witnesses were Isaac Tcbbs, and Benja- 
min Williams, Jr. The bond was endorsed "CoL Richmond's 
Bond Administration**. 

[From unrecorded warrant] On 20 January. 1783, **Mess** 
FUmiafi Andrews, David Whhnxarsh 4 Matthew Wintmarsh**. 
were appointed to appraise the estate Flkanah Andrews and 
Matthew Whitmarsh were sworn. 1 Noverrrher, 1784, and David 
Whhmarsh was sworn, at Digbton, 2 Novesnber, 1784. 

[From original inventory] The inventory of Sylvester Rich- 
mond, Esq., was taken by the three appraisers, and was sworn 
to, on 2 November, 1784, by - Ezra Richmond Esq*" the adminis- 
trator. The real estate was: "95 Acres of Land, at Little Corap- 
ton" £570; "25 Acres of Wood Land by James Andrews*" 
£63, 15s- ; "about 80 Acres of Wood Land Lying Westerly of 
Nath 1 Fishers Land" £120. [The inventory was also recorded, 
28:21a] 

[From original account] The account of Ezra Richmond, 
Esq., administrator, was allowed, 2 November. 1784. The estate 
had received payments from Amos Wright, Deacon Robert Las- 
comb, Ephraim Atwood, Richard and Gideon Shearman. 

Payments had been made: to "Geo. Pitts for a Journey to 
Hingham horse hire ft Expences to Notify the Relations of s* 
Dec 41 of his Death** £1, 10s.; "To Send* to Dartmouth & Little 
Compton, horse hire and Expences to Notify s 4 Dec* Relations 
of his Death" 18s.; and to Widow Atwood, Silvester Richmond, 
Ruth Richmond, Dr. WilKam Baylies, Hon. Benjamin William*, 
Esq., Robert Luscombe, Esq„ Mr. Nicholas Baylies, John Sim- 
mons, Abial Whitmarsh, Jeremiah Richmond, David Talbot, 
CoL Sylvester Richmond, James Andrews, Hannah Burt, T. B, 
Richmond, Jabez Peirce, John Richmond, EDcanah Andrews, 
William Richmond. 

The estate was still indebted to Dr. Winslow, Col. Cobb, Henry 
Laughton, CoL Church and Jotham Loring. [The account was 
also recorded, 28:207.] 



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56 Plymouth Colony Vital Records 

[From unrecorded certificate] On 21 February, 1785, "Ezra 
Richmond £sq r who has obtain'd a legal order for selling real 
Estate as Administrator on the Estate of Syl. Richmond late of 
Dightoft deceased, took the Oath requird by Law previous to 
the sale thereof Before W Baylies Just Peace" 

[From unrecorded bond] On 21 February, 1785, Ezra Rich- 
mond, Esq., as administrator, with David Whitmarsh, gentleman, 
and Thomas Baylies Richmond, gentleman, as sureties, all of 
Dighton, gave a bond for £1000, for the sale of part of the real 
estate of said deceased. The witnesses were Zephaniah Talbut 
and Mary Richmond. 



PLYMOUTH COLONY VITAL RECORDS 

(Continued from page 40) 

(p, 68] Martha Nelson the Daughter of John Nelson Died the 

19 th of February 1675 . 

Surah the wife of John Nelson Died the 4 th of March 1675 
John the son of John Nelson Died the fift of June 1676, 

(jv bo] To the honored Court to be holden att Plymouth the 

firrt Tuseday in March 1676 or 77 : but there be Many that 

Doe Neglect to attend the Court order; 
Imprimis EHas Irish Married to Dorrethy Witherill the twenty 

»ixt of august; 1674 
\ \mm\\ Wilbore Died the 3 th of December 1675* 
Mi«tti* Hopstill Shove the wife of M r Gorge Shove Died the 7 th 

of March 1673 or 74 
M* (\K\tgp Shove Married to Mistris Walley the 18 th of February 

W4 or 75 
KUiy Shove the Daughter of m r Gorge Shove borne the 11 th of 

August 1676 
)\A\\\ Humlcy married to Ruth Surney of Mendum this 9 th of 

Uuuary 1676 
Jouth AuatiM Died the 10 th of May 1676 
Jvhw Wilbore the son of Shadrach Wilbore borne the second of 

March 1674 75 
Saiuelt \ ItHowwey the son of Samell Hallowey borne th 14 th of 
September 1668 

* »* 1674 u wy Ant written, but was altered, in the same hand, to " 1675 "• 

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Plymouth Cciimy Vwu Regards 57 

Nathaniel : HaDowaT the J*] sac of Samell HaHowtr was borne 

the i""" * of Jiihr 167D 
Easter HaHower Ac Thmglnw of Samuel Hallowey was borne 

the 14 th of Mar 1673 
John Hallowcy the sob of SanmcTl Hallowcy was borne the 34* 

of Fdrarr 1674 
Mary Briggs the Daughter of WnKam Briggs was borne die 14* 

of Angtat 1674 
Matfhew Briggs the son of WHBam Briggs was borne the $* of 

Fe bruary 1676 
Fbcncrer Richmond die son of John Richmond borne att Newport 

on Rhode Band the 12** of May 1676 
James Leanard the son of James Leanard Died the 36* of Decem- 
ber 1674 
James Leanard Jum* marri ed to Lycfia Cofipher of Milton the 

29^ of October 1675 
Mdnttable Wafiams the Daughter of Joseph Williams borne 

the 7* of Jane 1676 
Samefl Cobb the son of A u gustine Cobb was borne the g^ of 

November 1675 
John Hall Married to Hannah peniznan the 4* of February 1667 
John Hall the son of John Hall borne die 27* of June 1672 
Joseph Hall the son of John Han borne the 7* of Aprifl 1674 
James HaH die son of John Han borne the 8* of December 1675 
John Pollard the son ot John Pollard was borne the 20* of March 

1675 
Mary Smith the Daughter of Andrew Smith borne the third of 

October 1675 
John Williams the son of Nathaniell Williams was borne die 27* 

of August 1675 
Taken out of the Regester booke of the Towne of Taunton the 

5* of March i6ff 

By Mee Sadrachf Wilbore Towne Dark 

[page 70 is Uank] 

[p. 71] The marriages beirthes and burialls of Rehoboth in the 

yeer 1677 
Daniel Reed married to Hannah Pecke August 26 th 
Isacke Williams married to Judith Cooper the 13 of Novem: 

• M Daughter " was first written, but was cro w d out and the entry finished 
at printed. 

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58 Plymouth Colony Vital Records 

Samuell Pecke married to Rebeckah Hunt the 21 of November 
Moses Read married to Rebeckah Fitch December the sixt 
Noah Mason married to Sarah Fitch December the sixt 
Abrah Perren married to Sarah Walker the 27 th of December ; 
Nicholas Iyde Juni r : Married to Mary Ormsbey The 27 th of 

December 
John Titus Married to Sarah Miller the 3 of Julye 

Beirthes 
Sollomon Carpenter the son of Samuell Carpenter borne the 23 

of December ; 
Mary the Daughter of John Ormsbey borne the 4 th of Aprill ; 
Dorethy the Daughter of Preserved Abell was Borne the 16 

of [*] ; November 
Ebenezer the son of Jeremiah Wheaton was borne the 7 th of 

March 
Mary the Daughter of John Butterworth was borne the 20 th of 

October 
Mehittable the Daughter of John Perren was borne the 19 th 

of Aprill ; 
Amose the son of John Carpenter was borne the 19 th of November 
Nathaniel the son of John Wilmoth was borne [t] the 29 th of 

September 
Joseph the son of John Johnson was borne the third of October ; 
John the son of Thomas Gaunt was borne the 21 of January 
Anne Peck the sonj of John Pecke borne the 17 th of July 
Abijah Cooper the Daughter}: of Nathaniel: Cooper was borne 

the first of May 

Burialls 
Samuell the son of M r Noah Newman was buried the second 

of October 
Steven Paine buried the 24 th of January 
[Michell Paine buried the 24 th of January^] 
Michell Walker buried the 16 th of February 
Peter Cooper buried the 28 th of February 
Abijah Cooper buried the 22°° nd of May 
John Buckline buried the 20 th of June 

•" Aprill" was first written, but it was crossed out and the entry completed, 
in the same hand, as printed. 

t " The third of October " was first written, but it was crossed out and the 
entry completed, in the same hand, as printed. 

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Flrmc^ik J\x.-wy #~s£^ Fs+fis 53 

Nehemiah B ackSae bcried Ac :;* cf Mar 
Transcribed oct of the To-^ae Scorch zr =e 

Wlliarr Carperer Tc^ac Garke cf 3rS:^rtb 



FMyahrth tbc Da^hrcr cf J:t= 2rr» cf Frr^xcrr bcrac :be £ft 

Day of Fcfcmarr if73 
Bethyah the Das chle s of Jccadac Prac: was E;r= the esght of 

August 1679 
Mary the Dangiuer of Sa=acZ Sai-ccy -»as bcc= tbc trfrd of 

July 1678 

[p. 72] John the sco of Joseph Ch .ji:*~7 m was borae cc tbe u. tmm * 

of July 1678 
TTaimah Churchill tbe Dasgirer of EliCTer CrzrchfZ vas Sirae 

[*] the 23 of Aagsst 167S 
Joannah Churchill the Daagtrer of Eaaer C2nrd£Z was Borae 

the 25 of November 1678 
Thomas the soo of Thocaas Dacca was Bocae tbe 22 c ** i of J^2y 

1679 
Jabez Howland Ac son of Jabez Hcwaad was Borne the 15 of 

September 1669 
Josia Howland the sco of Jabez Kowiaiad was borne the sbct of 

August 1676 
John Howland the soo of Jabez Howiaad was borne the 26 of 

July 1679 
Mary the Daughter of John Ridcard sen?: was Borne tbe 27* 

of October 1677 
Lydia tbe Daughter of John Rkkard sen?: was Borne the 12* 

of December 1679 
Joseph Faunce Marryed to Jadhh Rkkard the third January 1677 
Hannah the Daughter of Joseph Fauace was terae the 12* of 

June 1679 
Elisha Cobb son of John Cobb was borne the third of Aprill Amr* 

1678 

[p- 73] Tauntons Register of Beirthes of theire Children ; 

Imp': NathaniO Smith son of San:^e3 S borne the 26* of July 

1675 
Sarah Hall the Dai^hter of Sam^ea Hall Died the 26 of May 

1677 

•"Tbe 25 of November 167$- was fcm written, bet it was crated out sad 
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66 Plymouth Colony Vital Records 

Samcll Talbott the son of Jarerd Talbott was borne the 29 th 
of February 1675 

Josiah Talbot the son of Jared Talbot was borne the 21 of Octo- 
ber 1678 

John Briggs the son of Richard Briggs borne the 13 th of Febru- 
ary 1672 

Joseph Briggs the son of Richard Briggs was borne the 15 th of 
June 1674 

Benjamine Briggs the son of Richard Briggs was bornfc the 15 th 
of September 1677 

John Dean the son of John Deane was borne the 18 th of Septem 

l6 74 . , . 

Elizabeth Dean the Daughter of John Dean was borfae the 15 th 

of March 1676 
Ebinezer Lincolne the son of Samuell Lincolne was borne the 

15 of October 1673 
Rachell Lincolne The Daughter of Samuell Lincolne was Borne 

the sixteenth of Septem 1677 
Mary Fisher the Daughter of Daniell born the 30^ of May 1675 
Mercye Fisher the Daughter of Daniell Fisher was Borne tlfc 

12 th of December 1677 
Tariisen Stevens the Daughter of Richard Stevens was Borne 
. the 3 of July 1677 
Samuell Smith the son of Andrew Smith was borne the 15 oi 

May 1678 
John Cobb the son of John Cobb was borne the 3t of March 1678 
John Woodward the son of John Woodward was Borne the 

second of March 1678 
Willam Hoskins Marryed to Sarah Caseweli the 3 di July 1^77 
Anne tloskins the Daughter of Willam Hoskins born the 14 

February 1678 
Edward Rew Died the 16 th of July 1678 
Elizabeth Walker the [*1 wife of James Walker seni r Died the 

36 th of July 1678 
James Walker seni r Marryed to Sarah Rew the 4 th of Novem 1678 
Attest by Shadrach Wilbore Clarke 
Eliezer Wilbore the son of Shadrach Wilbore was Borne the 

first of July 1677 
Ebehezer Hall the son of Samuell Hall was Borne the 19 th of 

March 1677 

• « Daughter" was first entered, bat it was crossed out in the same ink, and 
the entry completed as printed. 



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Plymouth Colony Vital Records 61 

James Leanard $ie son of James Leanard was borne the II th 

of May 1677 
Mary Staple the Daughter of Joseph Staple borne the 26 th of 

January 1677 
Remember Tisdall the Daughter of John Tisdall Borne the 8 th 

of July 1675 
Benjaminc Hall the son of John Hall borne the sixt of [*] Decem- 
ber 1677 
Israel) Woodward married to Jane Godfrey the 4 th of Augst 

1670 
Elizabeth Woodward the Daughter of Israeli Woodward borne 

the fifteenth of June 1670 
Israeli Woodward Died the 15 th of June 1674 
Israeli Woodward the son of Israeli Woodward was borne the 4 th 

of October 1674 
John Tisdall seni r killed by the Indians the 27 th of June 1675 
Sarah Tisd[a]ll the wife of J[ohn] Tisd[a]ll se[ni]' di[e]d [t] 
[p. 74] Richard Marshall marryed to Easter Bell the 11 th of 

February 1676 
[John Tisdall /$] John Cobb Marryed to Jane Woodward the 13 th 

of June 1676 
Hannah Paule Borne the 4 th of October 1657 
John Bundey the son of John Bundey borne the sixt of October 

1677 
Ephram Gray fhe son of Joseph Gray Died the 21 of June 1675 
Rebeckah Gray the wife of Joseph Gray Died the 13 th of May 

1676 
Nathaniel French Marryed to Mary Tisdall the 9 th of January 

1676 
Nicholas White Juni r : married to Ursilla Maycomber of Marsh- 

feild the 9 th of December 1673 
Nicholas White the son of Nicholas White Borne the 25 th of 

October 1676 
Samuell Phillipps marryed to the widdow Cobb the 15 th of May 

1676 

•"September" was first written, but it was crossed out and the entry com- 
pleted, as printed, in the same hand. 

t The rest of this entry is partly worn off, and part of it seems to have been 
trimmed off, when the book was re-bound and interleaved, in January, 1826". 
At the bottom of the blank leaf inserted between pages 72 and 73, appears, in a 
modern hand " Sarah Tisdall the wife of John Tisdall senir died in December 
1676 M . 

t The name in italics was first entered, but was crossed out and the Cobb 
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62 The Will of John Gray 4 ' 

Mehittable Phillipps the Daughter of Samuell Phillipps borne 

the 9 th * of January 1676 
John Gould marryed to Mary Crossman the 24 August 1673 
Mary Gould the Daughter of John Gould borne the 19 th of June 

1674 
Hannah Gould the Daughter of John Gould borne the 9 th of 

November 1677 
Isack Dean Married to Hanna Leanard the 24 th of January 1677 
Thomas Gilbert Married att Boston To Anna Blacke of Milton 

the 18 of December 1676 
Hannah Gilbert the Daughter of Thomas Gilbert was borne the 

28 th of Septem 1677 
Taunton the 4 th of March 1677 

Attested by Shadrach Wilbore Clark 

(To be continued) 



THE WILL OF JOHN GRAY 4 
OF KINGSTON, MASS* 

By the Editor 

John Gray 4 , son of Edward Gray, of Plymouth, and his first 
wife, Mary Winslow* {Mary 2 Chilton, James 1 ), was born at 
Plymouth, 1 October, 1661. He married Joanna Morton, 9 De- 
cember, 1686, at Plymouth, by whom he had seven children: 
Edward, died young; Mary, died young; Anne, married John 
Tinkham ; Desire, died young ; Joanna, married Ebenezer Fuller ; 
Samuel, married Patience Wadsworth; Mercy, married Jabez 
Fuller. 

John Gray 4 made his will, 23 September, 1728, and died at 
Kingston, Mass., formerly a part of Plymouth, 29 May, 1732. 
His will was probated, at Marshfield, 21 July, 1732. 

We here print exhaustive abstracts of the will and all other 
records relating to the settlement of the estate, found in the 
Plymouth County, Mass., Registry of Probate. 

These abstracts are printed at the expense of Mrs. Frederic A. 
Turner and her son, Mr. Frederic A. Turner, Jr., of Boston, 
members of the Massachusetts Society of Mayflower Descendants, 
and descendants of John and Joanna (Morton) Gray, through 
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The Will of John Gray 4 63 

[John Gray's Will] 

[From original will] On 23 September, 1728, "John Gray of 
Kingston" made his will. Bequests were as follows : 

To "wife Johannah Gray during her natural life the use Im- 
provement & Income of all my Lands whatsoever which I have 
not already disposed of by deed of Gift with So much of my 
buildings thereon as she Shall have ocation to make use of for 
her Comfortable accomodation" also "my best Bed & furniture 
Suitable for it." 

To "my Son Samuel Gray over and above what I have already 
given him by deed of Gift (which I do hereby Confirm to him) 
all my Lands meadows & buildings & all & singuler my real estate 
.... not heretofore disposed of by deed of Gift; To him the s d 
Samuel Gray .... after the decease of my wife Johannah Gray" 
also "all my wearing Clothes my Gun & Sword, a Silver spoon, 
a bed & Furniture, (which he hath already in possession) To- 
gether with what is due to me by bond from my Son in Law John 
Tincom Hereby ordering him to pay to my daughter Marcy the 
Sum of Thirty pounds in mony or bills of Credit . & further it is 
my will that my Said Son Samuel allow to my daughters Johanah 

Fuller & marcy Gray the Privilidge of Passing over the Land 

which I have given him to and from the Land which I have given 
them Respectively where it Shall be most Convenient through 
Gates or Barrs which privilidge I have given to my Said daugh- 
ters by deed." 

To "my abovesaid wife during her natural Life One quarter 
part of the Hay which Shall be Cutt by my Son Samuel on the 
Salt meadow & Sedge ground I have given him Lying on Smelt 
River" 

To "my daughter Marcy Gray over and above what I have 
already given her by Deed (which I do hereby Confirm) a Bed 
Bolster bedstead ; a Suit of Curtains, Two pair of sheets a pair of 
Blankits Blankits Two Curtains Two Pillows & Curtain Rods; 
Also Two Cows a Chest of Draws Two Black Chairs, Six Com- 
mon Chairs a pair of Tongs & fire slice, a Spit, a Trammel, a 
Small Iron kettle, an Iron Skillit & a Silver spoon." 

" I give and bequeath all the Remainder of my personal Estate 
as followeth viz One Third part thereof to my afores d wife for 
ever One Third part thereof to be equally divided among my three 
daughters viz Anne Tincom Johanah Fuller & Marcy Gray .... 
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64 The WW of John Gray* 

Together with my Pew below in the meeting house in Kingston . 

ft mv Pew in the Gallery in Said meeting house Shall be 

Improved by the Children of my three daughters viz Such of 
them as shall Live in this Town from Time to time" 

"Son Samuel Gray** was appointed sole executor, and required 
to pay the debts and funeral charges out of the part of the estate 
left to him. 

The witnesses were Thomas Croade, David Sturtevant and 
Jonathan Sturtevant. Thomas Croade and David Sturtevant made 
oath to the will, on 4 July, 1732, and Jonathan Sturtevant on 
a 1 July, 1732, all before Isaac Winslow, Judge of Probate. 

The will was probated, at Marshfield, 21 July, 1732, and ad- 
ministration granted to "Samuell Gray the onely son* of the s d 
deceased and sole Executor in the same Will named" [The will 
and letter were also recorded,' 6 : 191] 

[From original warrant] On 4 July, 1732, "m r Samuell Foster 
m r Josepth Mitchell 4 m r Seth Chipman all of Kingston" were 
appointed to appraise the estate. [The warrant was also recorded, 
6:215.] 

[From original inventory] The inventory was taken, at King- 
ston, 7 August, 1732, by the three appraisers. The real estate was 
"The Housen and Land That was Shown to us By y« Executor" 
i35<>. The personal estate was valued at £211, is., 4d. Samuel 
Gray, the executor, and the three appraisers, made oath to the 
inventory, 8 August, 1732. [The inventory was also recorded, 
6:215,] 

[7 : 4V] On 23 August, 1738, "We Joanna Gray (Widow of 
m x John Gray late of Kingston .... Deceas d ) Ebenezer Fuller 
& Joanna Fuller his Wife, Jabez Fuller & Mercy Fuller his Wife 
all vi Kingston . . . . The s d Joanna & Mercy Fuller being also 
laughters of y* s d John Gray deceas d .... Discharge & acquit 
>Luum>| Uray of Kingston afores d only Son of the s d John Gray, 
$ * v ^ Kxccutur to his last Will & Testament of all Dues Claims 
^u tVuuuuU whatsoever on account of any Legacies, Bequests 
Uvmx.MvI Stuff or Goods whatsoever (Saving y« Priviledges & 
In i.uv^vm 1 * of land or Buildings granted to y* s d Widow & y* s d 

^w IW^hUM > in & by y # s d Last Will Hereby acknowledging 

Us> VUsv^t of y* personal Estate granted Severally to us in 
\ * \Vv v l ' Vh* witnesses were John Cole, Jr., and Rebecca 
' \v\y ttw \h*vh*i£* was signed by Joanna Gray (by a mark), 
K . v . sl *V,Vv x Joanna Fuller (by a mark), Jabez Fuller and 
\ v v \ * v ' \ v *^l * 4* acknowledged by all, on the day of its date, 
s v , s v >w*N \ wttwu* Justice of the Peace. 



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Proceedings of the Massachusetts Society 65 



PROCEEDINGS OF THE MASSACHUSETTS SOCIETY 
OF MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS 

Informal Reception, 8 February, 1919 

An informal reception, in charge of the Committee on At Home 
Days, was held at the Society's Rooms, No. 53 Mt Vernon St., 
Boston, on Saturday afternoon, 8 February, 1919. 

Twenty-third Annual Meeting, 28 March, 1919 

The Twenty-third Annual Meeting of the Massachusetts Society 
of Mayflower Descendants was held at the Society's Rooms, on Friday 
afternoon, 28 March, 1919, with Governor William B. H. Dowse in 
the chair. 

Officers for the ensuing year were unanimously elected, as follows : 
Governor, William B. H. Dowse 

Deputy Governor, Frederick Foster 

Secretary, George Ernest Bowman 

Treasurer, Horace Standish Bradford 

Historian, Miss Ethel Bradford Davis 

Captain, CoL Frederic A. Washburn, M, R, C. 

Elder, Rev. Paul Revere Frothingham, D.D. 

Surgeon, Edwin A. Daniels, M.D. 

Assistants, Mrs. William H. Claflin 

Edric Eldridge 
Mrs. Randolph Frothingham 
Joseph H. Goodspeed 
Mrs. Robert S. Russell 
Mrs. Bayard Thayer 
Arthur C. Walworth 

Refreshments were served, after the business meeting, by the 
Committee on At Home Days. 

From the Secretary's Twenty-third Annual Report 

During the year one hundred and four new members were elected, 
and three former members were re-instated. Eighteen deaths were 
reported. There were seven resignations, and eleven were dropped 
for non-payment of annual dues. The net gain in membership, for the 
year, was seventy-one. 

The Society's complete record for the twenty-three years of its 
existence is as follows: Elected, 1640; Re-instated, 28; Died, 241; 
Resigned, 334; Dropped, 189; leaving 904 as the net membership, on 
28 March, 1919. 

During the year, thirty-three supplemental lines of descent, filed 
by seventeen members, were accepted. 



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IK Proceedings of the Massachusetts Society 

Six Minor Life Members fonder eighteen years of age) hare 
been elected, and another sacs application is p e nding. The fuuugui 
of these members was two years and four months oiiL when eirrtrd. 

As a result of the appeal for gifts to rednce the deficit at the end 
of the fiscal year which closed ji D ecem b er . 191S, the snm of two 
hundred and sixty-five dollars ( $265.00 ) was recei v ed , from twenty- 
font members, whose names follow, in alphabetical order: A Member, 
George Ernest Bowman, Miss Ann A. Bradford, Miss Elizabeth 
Cowing, Miss Janet McK. Cowing Charles F. Cotter, Mrs. Frederick 
T. Drake, Mrs. Frank Edmands, Frederick Foster, Edwin C G&nan, 
Mrs. Alfred HtIL John Mason Little. Mrs. Albert a MUhank, James 
Adcins N'oyes, Arthur S, Phillips, Mrs. Henry P. Qmncy, Henry 
Soothworth Shaw, William R. Stevens, Benjamin D. Sw*et, Mrs, 
Bayard Thayer, Ralph E. Thompson. Mrs. Edward S. T ownaemt Sfes 
Caroline B, Warren. Timothy A. Wright 

Gifts roe thx Lxwjjuht ajto Caboctt 

From Miss Helen EL Xewefl: Sn&bflt S 11— 1 

Front A Member: *A History of the Doggett-Dtaffdt Fanwly * 
From Miss E. W. E. Holland: A Sampier made hi iSia and the 

Family Record of Isaac and Xancy Fuller. 

From William Herbert Hobbs* the cmnmler: "The 

Ancestry and Descendants of Alonzo and Sarah (Weston) 



Thomas St- John Lockwood died in Boston, Mass.. 4 January. 1919. 
He was a descendant of Myfes Standish, and was elected a mem- 
ber of this Society, a January. 1914. his m e mbersh ip mmer be- 

Nathan M o r tim er Hawkes died in Samrns* Massw 7 Febmaxy. 1919. 

He was a descendant of Isaac AHerton. and was elected a member 
of this Society. 11 May. i3q& his membership number being j6Gl 

Gilbert Hodges ied in Frank::x N\ H_ 14 Fecmary. 1919. He was 
a descendant ot Jchst Aldea* and was ejected a member of this 
Society, t x May* l$g& his member^:? snmber becnj 36a. 

Mrs. t txke Mun$ctt dxed in Boston. Massu 13 Marc* iqi9> She was 
a descent*!* ot 7ona A\iett Wr am Bradford. ^-3™ Brewster 
and Rtchjtrvl \V Jtrretv and was elected a member of this Society, 
W> CViv^vrv Kv< h*t ntetsfcersi^? trcr?ber bei^? c:x 

Wiltum Hew HuttAtt Wtor vi*ri tat Boston, u March. 1019. He 
wns a ta^nst*** ot John A&a Fiward Pety a=d Myfes Stan- 
dish* a*h( %a* e\vtvd a wem^er ot t>*s Society. ? Jamary, 191^ 
hi* iwm\*ix>V^ in**** Nit betrg tJO"\ 

Jvw*v\ tVivr U^v* vK\t >n R*«$er. M^. <r> Marc*, rc:^ He was a 
*ksoeudju»t v vt \o*-x A\*on» *:\i *Jt$ ejected * :x»s=S*r c: this 



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Proceedings of the Massachusetts Society 67 

Members Elected 

13 January, 1919. 

No. 1566. Lewis Sherrill Bigclow, New York, N. Y., ninth from 

William 1 Brewster, eighth from Love* Brewster. 
No. 1567. John Crawford Knox, Boston, Mass., tenth from William 

Bradford. 
No. 1568. Mrs. Henry Lefavour, Boston, Mass., eighth from Richard 

Warren. 
No. 1569. William Dudley Wright, Knoxville, Tenn., eighth from 

John Howland. 
No. 157a Henry Lowell Mason, Boston, Mass., tenth from Richard 

Warren. 
No. 1 571. Mrs. Ivy Ledbetter Lee, I^iverdale-on-Hudson, N. Y., 

ninth from William 1 Brewster, eighth from Love* 

Brewster. 
No. 1572. Leland Gay Darrow, Cambridge, Mass., tenth from 

William Brewster. 
No. 1573. Aldus Chapin Higgins, Worcester, Mass., tenth from 

William Brewster. 

10 February, 1919. 

No. 1574. Mrs. Lowell Coolidge, Sherborn, Mass., seventh from 

John Alden. 
No. 1575. Chester Walton Jenks, Brookline, Mass., eighth from 

John Alden. 
No. 1576. Mrs. Albert Clark Terrell, Grand Rapids, Mich., tenth 

from Richard Warren. 
No. 1577. Andrew Weeks Anthony, Bristol, R. I., ninth from Myles 

Standish. 
No. 1578. Frederick Lewis Allen, Boston, Mass., tenth from John 

Alden. 
No. 1579. . Mrs. Willard Shurtleff Augsbury, Antwerp, N. Y., 

seventh from Peter Brown. 
No, 1580. Miss Frances Lee Weeks*, West Newton, Mass., ninth 

from John Alden. 
No. 1581. Miss Edith May Runnels, Port Huron, Mich., ninth from 

John Alden. 
No. 158a. Mrs. Albert Pitt Russell, Boston, Mass., tenth from John 

Alden. 
No. 1583. Mrs. Nathaniel Wales, Boston, Mass., ninth from William 

Bradford. 
No. 1584. Mrs. Albert Goodsell Milbank, New York, N. Y., eleventh 

from James 1 Chilton, tenth from Mary* Chilton. 

• Minor Life Member ; daughter of Mrs. C. Sinclair Weeks, Mass. No. 1536, 
and granddaughter of William B. H. Dowse, Mass. No. 11 83. 



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Proceedings of the Massachusetts Society 69 

No. 1606. Miss Frances Elmira Horton, Boston, Mass., tenth from 

James 1 Chilton, ninth from Mar/ Chilton. 
No. 1607. Miss Phyllis Robbins, Boston, Mass., eleventh from James 1 

Chilton, tenth from Mary" Chilton. 
No. 1608. Walter Gray Parsons, Cambridge, Mass., ninth from 

William Bradford. 
No. 1609. Mrs. Robert Lee Webb, Brookline, Mass., ninth from 

William Bradford. 
No. 161a Mrs. Fred Russell Eugene Dean, Boston, Mass., seventh 

from Francis 1 Eaton, sixth from Samuel* Eaton. 
No. 161 1. Miss Constance Van Rensselaer Thayer, Lancaster, Mass., 

ninth from Isaac 1 Allerton, eighth from Mary* Allerton. 

26 March, 1919. 

No. 1612. Capt A. Duane Doty, Saint Andrew, Fla., ninth from 

Edward Doty. 
No. 1613. Mrs. Lyon Weyburn, Boston, Mass., ninth from Myles 

Standish. 
No. 1614. Mrs. Bradford Hendrick Peirce, Cambridge, Mass., ninth 

from Myles Standish. 
No. 1615. Miss Elinor Frances Weeks, West Acton, Mass., tenth 

from James 1 Chilton, ninth from Mary* Chilton. 
No. 1616. Mrs, Frederick Jerome Ripley, Brockton, Mass., ninth 

from William 1 Brewster, eighth from Love" Brewster. 
No. 1617. Charles Winslow Sherman, Belmont, Mass., ninth from 

Stephen Hopkins. 
No. 161 8. Mrs. Henry Mulliken Phipps, Brookline, Mass., ninth 

from John Howland. 
No. 1619. Mrs. Levi Ray Orr, Cedar Rapids, la., tenth from John 

Howland. 
No. 1620. Miss Margaret Lewis, Atlanta, Ga., ninth from John 

Howland. 
No. 1621. Jim Tarwater Wright, Knoxville, Tenn., ninth from John 

Howland. 
No. 1622. James Jared Tracy*, Cleveland, O., ninth from William 

Bradford. 
No. 1623. Mrs. Lindsay Hugh Wallace*, Cleveland, O., ninth from 

William Bradford. 
No. 1624. Mrs. Francis Chandler Partridge, Brookline, Mass., eighth 

from Richard Warren. 
No. 1625. Miss Mary Phillips Appletonf, Philadelphia, Pa^ eleventh 

from John Howland. 
No. 1626. Capt William Henry Claflin, Jr., Boston, Mass., tenth 

from William Bradford. 

« Life Member. 

t Minor Ufe Member; daughter of Mrs. Henry L. Appleton, Matt. No. 944, 
and granddaughter of Mn. Summerfield Hagerty, Ma**. No. 296. 




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TO Proceedings of the Massachusetts Society 

No. 1627. William Thomas Barnes, Boston, Mass., eighth from 

Richard Warren. 
No. 1628. Fred Russell Eugene Dean, Jr., Boston, Mass., eighth 

from Francis* Eaton, seventh from Samuel* Eaton. 
No. 1629. Mrs. Walter Gray Parsons, Cambridge, Mass., tenth from 

John Howland. 
No. 1630. William Swift, Rear Admiral, U. S. N., Newport, R. I., 

ninth from William Bradford. 
No. 1 63 1. William Braman King, Needham, Mass., tenth from 

Richard Warren. 
No. 1632. Robert Nevens King*, Needham, Mass., eleventh from 

Richard Warren. 
No. 1633. Mrs. Herbert Everett Marston, Chelsea, Mass., ninth 

from Myles Standish. 
No. 1634. Miss Maude Ewing Adams Kiskadden, Boston, Mass., 

ninth from John Howland. 
No. 1635. Mrs. Willis Merrick Townsend, Melrose Highlands, Mass., 

ninth from Myles Standish. 
No. 1636. Mrs. Albion Heywood Brown, Newton Highlands, Mass., 

ninth from John Howland. 
No. 1637. James Green, Worcester, Mass., seventh from John 

Howland. 
No. 1638. Mrs. William George Boynton, Middleboro, Mass., eighth 

from George Soule. 
No. 1639. Mrs. Harry Montgomery Browne, Brookline, Mass., ninth 

from James 1 Chilton, eighth, from Mary* Chilton. 
No. 1640. Herbert Ellsworth Cushman, New Bedford, Mass., eighth 

from Isaac 1 Allerton, seventh from Mary* Allerton. 

Supplemental Lines Accepted 
February, 1919. 

No. 1422. Mrs. Charles W. Pursell, tenth from John Howland. 
No. 1519. Mrs. John Caswell, ninth from Stephen 1 Hopkins, eighth 

from Constance* Hopkins. 
No. 1584. Mrs. Albert G. Milbank, ninth from Stephen 1 Hopkins, 

eighth from Constance* Hopkins. 

March, 1919. 

No. 1577. Andrew W. Anthony, ninth from John Alden; tenth from 

William Brewster. 
No. 1606. Miss Frances E. Horton, eighth from Stephen 1 Hopkins, 

seventh from Constance* Hopkins. 
No. 1607. Miss Phyllis Robbins, ninth from Stephen 1 Hopkins, eighth 

from Constance* Hopkins. 

Attest : George Ernest Bowman, 

Secretary. 

• Minor Life Member; son of William B. King, Mass. No. 1631, and grand- 
son of Mrs. Harvey King, Mass. No. 1600. 



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The Wills of David* Standish and His Widow Hannah 71 



THE WILLS OF DAVID 4 STANDISH 
AND HIS WIDOW HANNAH 

By thk Editor 

David 4 Standish (Thomas*, Alexander*, Myles 1 ) married 
Hannah Magoon 5 (Rachel* Soule, Aaron*, John*, George 1 ). His 
will was dated at Pembroke, Mass., 26 October, 1793 ; but when 
it was probated, 6 July, 1795, he was called "late of Hanover". 
He died 4 June, 1795, in his 70th year, and was buried in the 
cemetery at Centre Hanover, Mass. 

Hannah (Magoon) Standish made her will 19 October, 1801, 
and called herself "of Hanover". She died 23 August, 1803, in 
her 75th year, and was buried at Centre Hanover. 

We here present exhaustive abstracts of all records, and origi- 
nal papers on file, in the Plymouth County, Mass., Registry of 
Probate, relating to the settlement of the estates of David 4 Stan- 
dish and his widow Hannah. 

This article has been prepared at the expense of Myles Stan- 
dish, M.D., of Boston, who is a descendant of David 4 and Hannah 
(Magoon) Standish, through their son Lemuel, and is a member 
of the Massachusetts Society of Mayflower Descendants. 

The proper reference, to the record or the original in the files, 
is noted with each of the following abstracts. 



[The Will of David 4 Standish] 

[From original will] "Pembroke Oct r 26 th 1793 I n this my last 
Will .... I David Standish, give & bequeathe" as follows: 

To "Wife Hannah Standish all my household furnature to- 
gether with one Cow" 

To "my four Daughters, Viz, Olive Josselyn, Hannah Stan- 
dish, Priscilla Josselyn, & Mary Standish five Shillings Each" 

To "my Son Lemuel Standish" £8. 

To "my son James Standish" £9. 

To "my Son David Standish the whole of my real & personal 
Estate, of whatever nature & wherever to be found, Except, 
whatever has been given as above expres d " 

"I appoind my Son David Standish Sole Eecutor" 



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72 The Wills of David? Standish and His Widow Hannah 

The witnesses were Andrew Bradford, Cynthia Bradford and 
Polley Bradford. [The will was also recorded, 35:285.] 

[From original probate] On 6 July, 1795, the will of "David 
Standish late of Hanover .... yeoman deceased" was presented 
for probate by David Standish, the executor, and allowed, on the 
oaths of Andrew *Brad ford and Cynthia Bradford, two of the 
witnesses, and administration was granted to David Standish. 
[The letter was also recorded, 35 :28s.] 

[From original bond] On 6 July, 1795, "David Standish of 
Hanover yeoman", as executor, with "Andrew Bradford of Pan- 
broke Gentleman, & Hezekiah Ripley of Kingston Gentleman", 
as sureties, gave a bond for £200. The witnesses were John 
Adams, Jr., and Jonathan Copeland, Jr. [The bond was also re- 
corded, 35:286.] 

[The Will op Widow Hannah Standish] 

[From original will] On 19 October, 1801, "Hannah Standish 
of Hanover . . . : widow" made her will. Bequests were as fol- 
lows: 

To "daughters, Hannah Standish, and Polly Standish^ equally, 
all ray estate real, or personal, wherever it may be found : subject 
however, to the following conditions, (viz) That they the said 
Hannah and Polly, pay to my two sons Lemuel Standish and James 
Standish, thirty dollars to each, to be paid within three years of 
my decease without interest. And further, that they the said 
Hannah and Polly, pay to my daughter Olive Josselyn, wife of 
Stockbridge Josselyn, one dollar, within three months after my 
decease, and that they shall allow my said daughter Olive, to use 
and improve her dwelling house on the land on which it now 
stands, with a priviledge of laying firewood at the door of said 
house, so long as she the said Olive, shall live separate from her 
husband, and shall improve said house herself ; but she shall not 
be permitted to put any other family in said house, where it now 
stands, but she, the said«01ive shall have liberty to remove, and 
dispose of, said house whenever she pleases. 

"And that they the said Hannah and Polly, pay to Priscilla 
Jossetyn, my daughter, the wife of Seth Josselyn sixty dollars 
within three years after my decease. 

"And that they the said Hannah and Polly pay my son David 
Standish one dollar, if by him demanded in three months after 
my decease." 

"my said daughters Hannah and Polly" were appointed joint 
executors. 



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Capt. Ichabod Southworth's Estate 73 

The witnesses were Reuben Curtis, Consider Curtis and Wil- 
liam Torrey. [The will also recorded, 38:391.] 

[From original letter] On 5 September, 1803, the will was 
presented for probate by Hannah Standish and Polly Standish, 
the executrixes, and was allowed, on the oaths of Consider Curtis 
and William Torrey, two of the witnesses. [The letter also re- 
corded, 38:392.] 

[From original bond] On 5 September, 1803, Hannah Stan- 
dish and Polly Standish, spinsters, both of Hanover, as execu- 
trixes, with William Torrey, gentleman, of Pembroke, and Con- 
sider Curtis of Hanover, yeoman, as sureties, gave a bond for 
$1000. The witnesses were Benjamin Whitman and Isaac 
Lothrop. [The bond was also recorded, 38 : 393.] 



CAPT. ICHABOD SOUTHWORTH'S ESTATE 
AND THE WILL OF HIS WIDOW ESTHER 

By the Editor 

Capt. Ichabod Southworth 5 (Desire Gray 4 , Mary Winslow*, 
Mary* Chilton, James 1 ) was born at Plymouth,* "Aboute the 
midle of march 1678", and died at Middleborough, Mass., 20 Sep- 
tember, 1757. He married Esther Hodges, daughter of Henry 
Hodges,f of Taunton, and had six children, all recorded at 
Middleborough : Desire, born 23 November, 1707 ; Priscilla, born 
11 February, 1709/10; Nathaniel, born 23 January, 1711/12, died 
23 August, 1731 ; Mary, born 30 November, 1713; Abigail, born 
6 July, 1716; William, born 30 November, 1719, died 2 April, 
175a [Mayflower Descendant, 3 :84 and 8:28, also 15 17.] 

Desire Southworth 4 married Samuel Shaw. 

Priscilla Southworth 4 married Nathaniel Macomber. 

Nathaniel Southworth 4 died 23 August, 173 1, in his twentieth 
year, as shown by his gravestone record. 

Mary Southworth 4 married Rowland Hammond. 

Abigail Southworth 6 did not die unmarried, as stated in the 
Southworth Genealogy, page 87. She married Benjamin Sawdey, 
of Tiverton, R. I., as shown by her mother's will. 

William Southworth 4 married Bathsheba Smith, 21 December, 
1749, and died 2 April, 175a 

•See "The Wills of Lieut. Nathaniel Southworth and His Son Constant", 
in oar January issue.— -Editor. 

t See •• Notes by the Editor ", in this issue. 



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74 Capt. Ichabod Southworth's Estate 

Cupt. Ichabod Southworth, of Middleborough, died intestate 
Mid \\U c»tatc was settled by the Plymouth County Probate Court, 
mm Middleborough is in that county. 

Widow "Ksther Southerd" was called "of Taunton" in her 
will, and in the letter of administration she was called "Esther 
Southward late of Taunton". Her will, therefore, was proved 
by the Bristol County, Mass., Probate Court, and the original 

i* at Taunton, « . - • 

We here present exhaustive abstracts of all records, and origi- 
nal i*i*rv m the 6k*s ** ** Plymouth and Bristol County Regis- 
tw* tM \ V***c\ wta-ii* t* the settlements of the two estates. 

Tht* aiwV ^ vor*<vi at the expense of Mr. Henry South- 
N^Mnh Shaw <m V Aw* V*».. a descendant of Capt Ichabod and 
VvrM v^rV^vwV. ^wnjgh their daughter Desire), and a 

-Vi ^ fW V*v>uvK^ts Society of Mayflower Descendants. 

y. vv.^ *»w^ nViHubuted the cost of printing, in our last 
f \ ^.:t\ > \ <***• Nathaniel Southworth and his son Con- 

s* vji^viK^ to the record, or the original document 
' ^ M \,s. *>*tn «och of the following abstracts. 



TTTO 



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k.a x. Uuawd Southworth's Estate] 

rWK Reds., 14:460] On 29 September, 1757, 
1 Mvi <tiui Samuel Shaw, both yeomen, of Plymp- 
t u s \l administrators on the estate of "Ichabod 

; Middleborough .... Gen* deced" 

>. vied bond] On 29 September, 1757, Rowland 

I iimiel Shaw, as administrators, with George 

miattian Tillson, as sureties, all being yeomen, 

1 bond of £2000. The witnesses were Peleg 

ujlu-op. 

I Vtober, 1757, Joseph Tinkham, Thomas 

V iU Rennet* took an inventory of the Estate of 

ithwiu ih late of Midleborough Deceasd". The 

I The real estate was: "his home farme 

on the Same Now Standing" £466, 14s.; 

a Cedar Swamp" £134, 13s. 

1 made oath to the inventory, at Middle- 

i -58, and the two administrators made 

xM #M \|*mI 175Q. 

\ civfiiiber, 1759, "Rowland Hammond of 
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Capt. Ichabod SouthwortWs Estate 75 

"Cap* Ichabod Southworth" presented an account, which was 
allowed by the probate court. Payments had been made to : Peter 
Oliver, Esq.; Capt. Nathaniel Smith; Dr. Ichabod Richmond; 
James Winslow; Dr. Polycarpus Loring; Dr. Micah Pratt, Jr.; 
Dr. " W m Makinsy " ; Dr. William Thomas ; Jonathan Tillson ; Dr. 
Samuel Clark ; Barnabas Shurtleff, Esq. ; David Miller ; William 
Perkins ; Robert Richmond ; Dr. Lazarus Lebaron ; Elias Miller ; 
"J° Harris"; Nathaniel Samson; Edward Washburn; Shadrach 
Peirce ; Dr. David Jones ; Capt. Ebenezer Sprout ; Widow Catha- 
rine Lunt; William Reed; Nathaniel Southworth; Dr. White; 
Thomas Nelson; Uriah Samson; "J° Bates"; Robert Sprout; 
Samuel Shaw, Jr. ; Dr. Harlow ; George Hammond. 

[15:591] An account of the two administrators, dated 29 
October, 1760, showed payments to: James Hovey, Esq.; Bath- 
sheba Southworth ; Edward Winslow ; Dr. Samuel Clarke ; Joseph 
Bates; Samuel Shaw, Jr.; also for "the adm™ time & trouble & 
Expense in tending Courts in two actions with Bathsheba South- 
worth & Cap 4 Smith". There still remained in the hands of the 
administrators, £14, 16s., 2d. 

The account was allowed by the probate court, on 3 November, 
1760. 

[Widow Esther Southworth's Will] 

[Bristol Co. Prob- Reds., from original will] On 26 December, 
1759, "Esther Southerd of Taunton .... wido" made her will. 
Bequests were as follows: 

To "my Daughter abigel Sawdey wife of Benjamin Sawdey of 
Tivertown one bed and bedsteed with all the f urnituer thereunto 
belonging and one Brass Kittle" 

To "my Grand Son Ichabod maccomber Son of Decon Nath 11 
maccomber one Cow being the Same Cow that I brought with me 
when I Came to Live with my Son in Law Nath u maccomber" 

To "my Son In Law Nath u maccomber all and Everything 
belonging to me Exclusive of what I have in this my Last will & 
Testament Given as afore Said to my Daughter Sawdey and 
Grandson Ichabod maccomber : that is to Say one ox Iron Dogs 
and a note of hand for four pound and Every thing Now belong- 
ing to me in an Inventory Now in s d Nath 11 maccombers Keeping 
Except as afore Said : and the reson I Doth not Give my Daughter 
mary Hammond wife of Rowland Hammond* and my Daughter 
Desier Shaw wife of Sam 11 Shaw Nothing in this my Last Will 
is Because I have allredy Given them what I Desired to Do : M 

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76 Richard* Warren's Wife and Children 

"I allso appointe s d Nath u maccomber my Executor .... and 
he to pay all Debts and funeral Charges and to pay the Legeses 
afores d & to receive all my Dues:" 

The will was signed by a mark. The witnesses were Benjamin 
Williams, Bethiah Godfrey and George Godfrey. 

"Proved July I* 1760"* 

The will was probated "July y« 1* 1760" on the oaths of 
Benjamin Williams and George Godfrey, but the date was re- 
corded as "July y« 2 d ". [The will was also recorded, 17:57.] 

[From original letter] On 1 July, 1760, the will of "Esther 
Southward lat$ of Taunton" was approved and administration 
granted to Nathaniel Macomber, sole executor. [The letter was 
recorded, 17:58.] 



RICHARD* WARREN'S WIFE AND CHILDREN 

By the Editor 

Richard 8 Warren (Nathaniel*, Richard 1 ) lived at Plymouth, 
and later at Middleborough ; but his death, on 23 January, 1696/7, 
was entered on the Plymouth town records, not at Middleborough, 
and he probably died at Plymouth. [Mayflower Descendant, 16: 

63.] 

He married Sarah , whose maiden name is unknown. 

She survived her husband* and was married, at Barnstable, on 
18 September, 17 12, to Thomas Ewer. [Mayflower Descendant, 
14:226.] 

The only known birth records of Richard 8 Warren's children 
are found in the Plymouth Colony "Marriages Births and 
Burials", as follows: 

[p. 76] "James Warren the son of Richard Warren was Borne 
the 13 th of January Ann° 11679" 

[p. 81] "James the son of Richard Warren was born in Janu- 
ary 1682 

"Samuell Warren the son of Richard Warren was borne the 
seaventh of March i6$f" 

In the first volume of the Plymouth Town Records of births, 
etc., we find, on page 204: "James Warren y* Son of Richard 
warren Deceased Deceased on the 25 th of Desember 1709 being 
in the 30 th year of his age" [Mayflower Descendant, 16:64.] 

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Richard 9 Warren's Wife and Children 77 

As the Plymouth Colony records were, with rare exceptions, 
in Old Style dating, we must assume, in the absence of evidence 
to the contrary, that the three birth records are all in Old Style. 
Transposing to New Style dating we have : James Warren born 
23 January, 1680 ; James Warren born in January, 1683 ; Samuel 
Warren born 17 March, 1683. 

It is evident that the second and third records cannot both be 
correct, and the indefiniteness of the record "in January 1682" 
(or 1683, New Style) seems to indicate that the birth date of 
James is the erroneous one. 

The death record of James 4 Warren shows that when he died 
he was supposed to be "in the 30^ year of his age", which cor- 
responds with the birth date of 13 January, 1679 (or 23 January, 
1680, in New Style) ; and the deed here printed, by which, on 4 
March, 1701 (1702, in New Style), James 4 Warren sold his rights 
in his father's real estate, seems to indicate that he was of age when 
the sale was made. If he had been born in January, 1682 (1683, 
New Style), he would not have been of age until January, 1703/4, 
nearly two years after the date of the deed. 

It seems probable, therefore, that there was only one son named 
James, that the correct date of his birth was 13 January, 1679, 
Old Style, and that the second record of a son James was merely 
an error in recording the eldest son a second time, after the birth 
of Samuel. 

James 4 Warren appears to Have died unmarried. His in- 
ventory was taken 4 March, 1709, and his uncle James 1 Warren, 
Esq., of Plymouth, was appointed administrator of his estate, on 
10* March, 1709/10. 

Other children of Richard 8 Warren, as shown by deeds re- 
corded at Plymouth, were: Hope, Anne, John and Joanna, but 
their birth records have not been found. 

Five children of Richard 8 Warren married, as follows: 

Samuel 4 Warren married Eleanor 4 Billington (Isaac*, Fran- 
cis*, John 1 ), on 26 January, 1703/4, at Middleborough. 

Hope 4 Warren married David Torrey, on 12 June, 1710, at 
Scituate, both being called of Scituate. 

Anne 4 Warren married John May, of Plymouth, on 8 April, 
1712, at Plymouth. 

John 4 Warren married, first, Naomi Bates, at Scituate, on 
12 January, 1713/14, both being called of Scituate. He married, 
second, at Middleborough, on 27 July, 1737, Ann Reed, both 
being called of Middleborough. 

• Not 4 March, 1709, as stated in New England Historical and Genealogical 
Register, 55: 161. 



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~$ Rzrkar& i.'srrt's 7l~ife ami Children 

Jaisra* '.Vxrret ssrriec 5a— ad 3=pas, oo i August, 1717, 

Tbese <cv r^srr^ir resrrcrs bare al been printed in the literal 
rrxs^r-rcs cf rorgga S ft. X.- - ? ligforr-jcg^L P!rsioath and Scituate 
\~ctl x^crr^w it r^r sec^oiL c^^xjl nm.i, thirteenth and four- 

TSe i«£ *b\ri rrr^s ±ac f anna the wife of Samuel 
?::rT-.fi> c: r-xn^cariii wcas a aap te r -* Rjchard* Warren was 

: Tcttzme. 

: all records, and original 

Tjssh Comity. Mass., Reg i str y of 

jt the estates of Richard 1 

2nd exhaustive abstracts of 

-m Warren of Scituate, Hope 

•-an* *« Anne (Warren) May of 

vr» ""■nr* ^ arren. 

oe* jt i>e expense of Mrs. Charles 

i % .^ x. - jfccendant of Richard* Warren, 

r— v-rr *rs ^-r" 5c- ^ -^ * t** *** o{ ** Massachusetts 

•>*. ^ ^_ ^ _ _^^ ^ ** -record, or to the original docu- 

rxrr — -^ \r " * - * - „*c* ^ the following abstracts. 



mi«iN*s Estate] 

February, 1696/7, John 
Middiehoroogh, took the 
6 Km of land and die 
tm 140, 55^ 6<L. and 
Wirrtn, admimstramx, made 
ireh. 1696/7, before 
iventoty was also 






^ 



iwy j % "Sarah War- 
dfeborough 
itrix on her 
dgpe of Frobate- 

1696/7; Sarah 
as surety, both of 
«SttcJ by marks. 
pftttB. jutit J vvmti* Ford 

&*+*- rd*\ 



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Richard 9 Warren's Wife and Children 79 

[James 4 Warren to Samuel 4 Warren] 

[Plym. Co. Deeds, 9:271] On 4 March, 1701, "Annoq .... 
Gulielmi 3^ 12", "James Warren of Plym[ th ] heir of Rich- 
ard Warren deceased late of Middleboro", for £4, sold to "Sam- 
uel Warren of Middleboro my whole right .... in the Lands 

of Richard Warren afors d deceased in the Township of Middle- 
boro afors d as well the house lott on w* h he lived, lying & being 
In Pachaoge Neck, as all other out lands divided & undivided, 
that did formerly belonge to Richard Warren deceased & now 
falling to me S d James Warren by vertue of heirship" 

The deed was signed by a mark. The witnesses were Samuel 
Eygheon and Samuel Charde. It was acknowledged, 22 January, 
1705, and was recorded, 27 March, 1712. 

[James 4 Warren's Estate] 

[Plym. Co. Prob. From original inventory] On 4 March, 
1709, Benjamin Warren and Benajah Pratt took an "Envotary of 
the small Estat of James Warren late of Plimoth desesed". The 
total was £19, us., 4d. No real estate was mentioned. On 10 
March, 1709/10, James Warren, Esq., administrator on the estate 
"of his Nephew James warren" made oath to the inventory. 
[The inventory was also recorded, 2 : 124.] 

[2:124] On 10 March, 1709/10, "James Warren Esq r " was 
appointed administrator on the estate of "James Warren late of 
Plimouth .... your brothers son .... lately dyed Intestate" 

[From original account] "The ace* of James Warren Esq r 
Adminstrator of the estate of James Warren Ju r ", dated 22 De- 
cember, 1710,* was allowed by the Judge of Probate. Payments 
had been made to: James Barnebe; "M r John Mordow"; Dr. 
Thomas Little; John Clark; William Green; William Harlow; 
James Warren ; Benajah Pratt ; Joseph Morton ; Manasseh Mor- 
ton ; Eleazar Donham ; Jabez Donham ; Benjamin Warren ; Elder 
Thomas Faunce. The total payments amounted to £19, 2s., 7d, 
and the balance of 8s., 9d. was "allowed the Adminstrator for 
his servise". [The account was also recorded, 3 171.] 

[John 4 Warren to Samuel 4 Warren] 

[Plym. Co. Deeds, 10:2:258] On 7 April, 171 1, "John Warren 
of the Town of Situate .... Son of Richard Warren Deceased 
of Middleborough", for £2, sold to "Samuel Warren of the Town 

•Thk date was accidentally omitted when the account was recorded by 
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8o Form for a Bequest 

of Middleborough .... all that my Right .... to the House & 
Lands that did formerly Belong unto my afores d Father lying & 
being in the Township of Middleborough" 

The deed was witnessed by John Bennett, Sr., Jonathan Morss 
and Samuel Bennett. It was acknowledged, by John Warren, at 
Scituate, 12 December, 1712, and was recorded, 2 April, 1714. 

[David and Hope Torrey to Samuel 4 Wabren] 

[Plym. Co. Deeds, 10:2:261] On 22 June, 1711, "David 
Torrey and Hope Torrey his Wife of the Town of Situate" for 
£2, sold to "Sam 1 Warren of [p. 262] of the Town of Middle- 
borough .... All our Right .... of & into all the Lands both 
Uplands Meadows & Swamps w** 1 did formerly Belong unto our 
Hon d Father Richard Warren Deceased & V9° h He dyed Seized 
of lying & being within the Township of Middleborough afores d " 

The deed was signed by David Torrey and Hope Torrey, the 
latter making a mark. The witnesses were John Warren and 
Joseph Torrey. 

David and Hope Torrey acknowledged the deed, at Scituate, 
4 December, 1712, and it was recorded 2 April, 1714. 

[John and Anne May to Samuel 4 Warren] 

[Plym. Co. Deeds, 11:240] On 17 November, 1714, "John 
May & Anne May his Wife of the Town of Plymouth" for £8, 
sold to "Samuel Warren of the Town of middleborough .... 
All our Right Title & Intrest of & into all y« Lands both Uplands 
meadows & Swamps which did formerly Belong unto our Hon- 
oured Father Richard Warren Deceased and which he dyed Seized 
of lying & being within y* Township of middleborough aforesd" 

The deed was signed by John May and Anne May. The wit- 
nesses were Susanna Cornish (by a mark) and Abigail Cornish. 

John and Anne May acknowledged the deed, 29 March, 1716, 
and it was recorded the same day. 



FORM FOR A BEQUEST 

I give and bequeath to the Society of Mayflower Descendants, 
a corporation organized under the laws of the Commonwealth of 
Massachusetts, the sum of dollars. 



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The Will of Abraham Gushee of Raynham 81 



THE WILL OF ABRAHAM GUSHEE OF RAYNHAM 
AND HIS SON ABRAHAM'S ESTATE 

By the Editoe 

Abraham Gushee 4 ' married Hannah Staple, daughter of 
Deacon Seth Staple of Taunton, Mass., by his wife Hannah 4 Stan- 
dish (Ebeneser*, Alexander 1 , Mylef). He settled in Raynham, 
Mass., and there made his will, 5 April, 1782, and it was probated 
2 September, 1783. 

Abraham Gushee, Jr., of Raynham, son of Abraham and 
Hannah (Standish) Gushee, married Sylvia Fobes, and died 
before his father, leaving one son, Almond ; and a posthumous son 
was named Abraham. These two sons, Almond and Abraham, 
were mentioned in the will of their grandfather, Abraham 
Gushee, Sr. 

On 20 November, 1775, the widow Sylvia Gushee was ap- 
pointed administratrix of her deceased husband's intestate estate, 
and guardian of her two sons. In 1784 she was married again, 
to Eleazer Clap, of Norton, Mass., and a short time before this 
marriage she petitioned the probate court to appoint Lieut. Solo- 
mon Snow, of Raynham, as guardian of her two sons. 

We here print exhaustive abstracts of all records, or original 
documents still on file, in the Bristol County Registry of Probate, 
at Taunton, Mass., relating to the estates of Abraham Gushee, Sr., 
and Abraham Gushee, Jr. 

This article has been prepared at the expense of Mr. R. A. 
Gushee, of New York, N. Y., a descendant of Abraham Gushee, 
Jr. 

[The Estate of Abraham Gushee, Jr.] 

[147:107] At a probate court held at Norton, 20 November, 
1775, "Silvia Gushee of Raynham .... widow" was appointed 
administratrix on the estate of "Abraham Gushee Jr Late of sd 
Raynham deceased" 

[129:114 and 115] On 20 November, 1775, Silvia Gushee of 
Raynham, widow, was appointed guardian of Almond Gushee 
and Abraham Gushee, minors "under the age of fourteen years" 
sons of "Abraham Gushee Ju r deceased" 

• Called " Gathet " in the will of Seth Staple. See Mayflower Descendant, 
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82 The Will of Abraham Gushee of Raynhatn 

[From the unrecorded bonds] On 20 November, 1775, Silvia 
Gushee, as guardian, with Abraham Gushee, yeoman, of Rayn- 
ham, and Josiah Fobes, yeoman, of Bridgewater, as sureties, gave 
two bonds, of £1000 each. 

[24 : 153] On 26 January, 1776, Abraham Gushee, Josiah Fobes 
and Abiel Williams took "An Inventory of the real and personal 
Estate of Abraham Gushee J r Late of Raynham .... deceased" 
and "Silvia Gushee Administratrix" made oath to it on 28 May, 
1776. A pew was valued at £15. The real estate was: "sundry 
Pieces of Lands lying in different places in Raynham containing 
about 77 Acres & 144 Rods at £3:ios p* Acre" £272, 13s.; "3 
small pieces of cedar Swamp in y* great cedar Swamp" £5; 
"Two pieces more of cedar Swamp lying Titicut Swamp" £5. 

[From original account] On 6 July, 1784, "Silvea Gushe" 
presented her account as administratrix on the "Estate of Abraham 
Gushea Jun r late of Raynham Deceas d ". Among the items were : 
For gravestones, 30 shillings ; "expences in lying in with 1 Child". 
Payments had been made to Rev. Peres Fobes, David Cobb, Job 
Godfrey, Amos Hall, Seth Gushee, John White, Joseph Dean, 
Gideon Shaw, George Williams, Peres Hall, Elijah Gushee, Jona- 
than Hall, Francis Luscomb, Abiel Williams, Job King. 

"S d admi*** .... is not Charged with any improvement of Sd 
Estate because one third part thereof belonged to her Self and She 
as guardian hath accounted with the heirs for the other two thirds 
of S d improvment" [The account is also recorded, 28:44] 

[From original account] On 6 July, 1784, "Silvea Gushee 
Widdow of M r Abraham Gushee jun r .... & Guardian to Abra- 
ham Gushee one of the Chilldren" presented her account as guar- 
dian. [The account was also recorded, 28:45.] 

[From original account] On 6 July, 1784, "Silvea Gushee 
Widdow of Abraham Gushee jun r .... and Guardian to Almond 
Gushee one of the Chilldren" presented her account as guardian. 
[The account was also recorded, 28:46.] 

[From unrecorded petition] On 2 July, 1784, "Silvea Gushe", 
"Guardian to Almond & Abraham Gushee the Children of Abra- 
ham Gushee jun r late of Raynham .... Deceas d and whereas the 
present Circumstances of the s d Guardian are Such that She Can- 
not with Convenience attend that Servis any longer She therefore 
prays that She may be excused and that L* Solomon Snow of S d 
Raynham or Sum other propper person may be appointed Guar- 
dian to S d Chilldren in her Room" 

[130:79] On 6 July, 1784, Solomon Snow of Raynham, gentle- 
man, was appointed guardian of Almond Gushee and Abraham 
Gushee, "Minors under the Age of Fourteen years". 



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The WiU of Abraham Gushee of Raynhatn 83 

[From unrecorded bond] On 6 July, 1784, Solomon Snow, of 
Raynham, gentleman, as guardian of Almond and Abraham 
Gushee, with Josi&h Fobes and James Leach, both of Bridgewater, 
yeomen, as sureties, gave a bond for £1000. The witnesses were 
William Baylies and Joshua Wilbore. 

[The Will of Abraham Gushee, Sr.] 

[From original will] "Abraham Gushee of Raynham", Mass., 
made his will 5 April, 1782. Bequests were as follows. 

To "wife Hannah The Improvment of Such a part In my 
Dwelling House as She Shall find Needfull & also y* Improvment 
of one third part of my Lands as Long as She Remains my widow. 
& likwise The Use of Two of my best Cows y* Same period" 

"To my Three Daughters as follows. Viz to Hannah Robin- 
son Sarah Dean & Lydia Shaw the whole of my Indoor Moveable 
Estate to be Equelly divided Between them" 

"To y* Children of my Son Abraham Deceas'd I Give as fol- 
lows Namly to Almond Gushee my Grandson The Sum of Ten 
Shillings .... & to my Grandson Abraham Gushee I Give my 
Gun or firelock." 

"To my Grandson Samuel Jones y* Son of my Daughter 
Mercy Deceas'd I Give The Sum of Ten Shillings" 

"To my Grandson Seth Gushee y* Son of Seth Gushee De- 
ceased I Give & bequeath Twenty acres of Land lying on y* 
westerly Side of my Homstead bounded partly by the Bay Road 
thence Runing Northerly by y* Road that Leads to Titicut Swamp 
and So home to my most northerly bounds by S d Road untill it 
Contains y* Twenty acres . and also a Yoak of oxen & a Cow 
when he Comes of age . & if y* Said Grandson Seth Gushee Should 
be Taken away by Death before he Comes of age y* Land above 
mentioned Is to be the Estate of my Two Sons Viz. Elijah & 
Sam"" 

"To my Grand Daughters, y« Two Daughters of my Son Seth 
Deceased viz. Crucy & polly I Give Ten Shillings to Each" 

"To my Two Sons . Viz. Elijah & Samuel I Give & bequeath 
The Whole of my wearing apparel Equely between them and also 
the Whole of my out Door Moveable Estate .... to be Equelly 
Divided Between them & Likewise all other Estate Boath Real & 

personal after my Just Debts are paid To be Equelly Divided 

Between Them." 

"I Do Constitute .... wife Hannah Gushee Sole Executrix" 

The will was signed "Abraham gushe" The witnesses were 
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84 Capt. Thomas Gray's Will 

The will was probated 2 September, 1783, at Taunton, on the 
testimony of Timothy Jones and Israel Washburn, and adminis- 
tration granted "unto his widow Hannah Gushee" [The will 
was also recorded, 27:528.] 

[From unrecorded bond] On 2 September, 1783, "Hannah 
Gushee Widow" as executrix, with "Timothy Jones Yeoman, 
Elijah Gushee Yeoman" as sureties, all of Raynham, gave a bond 
of £1000. 



CAPT* THOMAS GRAY'S WILL 

By the Editob. 

Thomas Gray, son of Edward Gray of Plymouth (by his 
second wife, Dorothy Lettice), married, first, Anna Little 4 
(Ephraitn*, Anna* Warren, Richard 1 ) of Marshfield, who was 
the mother of all his children. He married, second, Phebe, the 
widow of Nathaniel 1 Warren (NathanieP, Richard 1 ) of Plym- 
outh. Phebe survived her second husband also. 

Thomas Gray settled in Little Compton, then in Massachusetts, 
but now in Rhode Island, and had five children recorded there : 
Thomas Gray 5 , who died unmarried ; Edward Gray*, who married 
Elizabeth Pabodie 4 (William 9 , Elizabeth* Alden, John 1 ); Anna 
Gray*, who married William Richmond 5 (Elizabeth* Rogers, 
John*-*, Thomas 1 ) ; Rebecca Gray*, who married John Pabodie 4 
(William 9 , Elizabeth 2 Alden, John 1 ) ; Mary Gray*, died young. 

We here present exhaustive abstracts of Capt. Thomas Gray's 
will and all other records, and original documents in the files, 
relating to the settlement of his estate. 

These abstracts have been prepared at the expense of Mr. 
Nathaniel Richmond Hopkins, of Montclair, N. J., a member of 
the Massachusetts Society of Mayflower Descendants, and a 
descendant of Capt. Thomas and Anna (Little) Gray, through 
their daughter Rebecca. 



[Capt. Thomas Gray's Will] 

[From the original will] "Thomas Gray of Littlecompton 
.... yeoman" made his will, on 2\ September, 1721. Bequests 
were as follows: 



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Copt. Thomas Gray's Will 85 

To "Wife Phcby Gray my great lucking glace: and my great 
brass cittell: my new bible: and a plate cup: two silver spuns 
a warming pan : a brass scimer, and a brass candell box, and my 
negrow maide called pegg: and the choice of two fether beads 
with bolsters and pillows and the choice of one set of curtens for 
one of the beads : with bedsteeds to both of them : and one halfe 
of the sheets in the house : and one halfe of all the housall stuff 
that I shall not in this my will other ways dispose of: and also 
two ceverleds and fouer blankets for the two a fore said beds: 
or if she see cause she may have a rudg and one Ceverled .... 
and my will further is that my wife shall have the great rume 
and bed rume and chese rume with y* seller under the great rume 
in that house called woodworths house during her widdow hud : 
and also that my executors hereafter mentined shall finde and 
provide for her .... so long as she shall remain my widdow ten 
cord of wood a year, and ten bushell of Indgan corn, and fouer 
bushells of messling wheat and barly : Eight score wait of porke, 
and as much beaf yearly, and twenty five pound of wooll, and ten 
pound of flax : and to keep her two cows winter and sumer during 
her widdowhud she to take her choice of all my cows : which two 
cows I give to her to dispose of as she shall see cause and also 
I give her my new garden with what is in it during her widdow 
hud and .... my Executors shall pay her eight pound a year: 
year by year so long as she shall remain my widdow : to be paid 
in money" 

To "Son Thomas Gray whom I likewise Constitute .... one 
of my Executors : my now dwelling houses and that fifty acer lott 
the houses Stands on with all the biddings and fences upon the 
same and also that peice of meddow that lyeth to the west of the 
high way, commonly caled the orched meddow, and contains a 
bout five or six acers: and also one halfe of one fifty acer lot 
caled peckcoms lott:" 

To "Son Edward Gray whome I Likewise Constitute .... one 
of my Executors : that dwelling house he now liveth in and That 
fifty acer lott the house standeth upon, and all the buldings & 
fences upon the same and also my fifty acer lott that lyeth to the 
west of the orched meddow: and so runs down to the sea or 
sound: and lyeth betwene the lands of John baily and Thomas 
burggs:" 

To "daughter Anna Richmond with what I have allready given 
her my Molattow garle caled almey .... also one gold ring and 
one silver Spune and one bibell worth twenty Shilings : " 



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86 Capt. Thomas Gray's Will 

To "daughter Rebeccah Gray two f ether beds with the fur- 
niture belonging to them: she to have the next choice of the 
beads after her mother hath taken hers: and the other halfe of 
y* housell stuf, except what I shall further dispose of: and one 
gold ring, one silver spune, and a bible worth twenty shilings: 
and also fifty pounds in mony to be paid her by my Executors 
when She combs to the adge of twenty fouer years : and also 
three cows to be deliverd her after my decease" 

"my two Sons Thomas and Edward gray shall each of them 
have a f eatherbead with furniture to them and that Thomas gray 
shall have my clock : and my gun a silver spune and a gold ring : 
and my negro woman caled sarah with the bead she lodgeth on 
and the bedding belonging to it and my Melattow boy caled 
Sollomon with the bead and bedding he lodgith on and also five 
Cowes" 

"my son Edward Gray shall furthe have my book caled Jo- 
sephus a gold ring and silver spone and my negro man caled 
will with his bead and beading that he lodgeth on : only he shall 
be obliged to let him have one day in every month in y« year to 
him selfe during his life : and my melattow boy caled Jefery 
and also them five cows that he hath now in his one possisson :" 

"my three grandchildren viz Barzeller Richmond Mary Gray 
and Anstes gray shall have each of them one cow after my de- 
cease" 

"my executors shall give to my daughter Rebeccah a very 
good Sute of apparrell for all parts of her body to be deliverd 
to her when demanded by her after my decease: and that they 
shall not charge her any thing for house rume or dyate but shall 
give it her freely untell she can be beter provided for" 

"my three eighten acer lots in soconet neck: lyeng betwene 
the land of Thomas baily, and wards lott, with the salt marsh att 
the east end of them : and also my peace of upland meddow 
lyeng at the east of Thomas baily s land : and the beach with the 
salt meddow att the east end of y* s d upland : and all my broken 
marshes and sedge flats home to the first great krick : and also 
one quarter of the fift twenty four acer lott : and three eights of 
the sixt twenty fouer acer lot: and one quarter of the fourteen 
twenty four acer lott : and three eights in the ninth fifteen acer 
lot: and three eights in the twenty sixt lot in that fifty acer lott 
m r Joseph Church thru up for a high way : and all my Lands in 
Tiverton : and two house lots lying in plymouth towne : and 
all the rest of my muefabell estate with my farming Tackling 
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Nathaneil Gibes son to warren gibs to be deliverd him after my 
decease) all the above said lands and mufabell estate I give to 
my two sons Thomas Gray & Edward Gray to be eaquelly de- 
vided betwene them" 

"my son Thomas shall keep that part of y c hous in repare 
that I have given my wife: and if she shall se cause to leave it 
in her widdow hud that he shall pay her so much a year for it as 
shall be Judged by two Indef rent men : and also that my execu- 
tors shall suply her with a gentell beast to ride on whensoever 
that she shall have a causion to go on any busness : and also give 
her a pare of wosted corns :" 

The witnesses were John Palmer, William Simons and Nath- 
aniel Searls. "Cap tt " John Palmer and "mr" Nathaniel Searls 
made oath to the will of "Cap tt " Thomas Gray, 23 November, 
1721. 

The will is endorsed "Capt Grays will", also "Capt Thomas 
Grays will" 

[From original codicil] On 21 October, 1721, a codicil was 
added, ordering "that my Executors do provide for and alow 
unto my Beloved Wife Pheby Gray one Barrell of sider and ten 
gallons of Melassus a year .... So long as She Shall remain my 
widdow my son Thomas gray to provid the sider and my son 
Edward Gray to provide the Melassus yearly". The witnesses 
were Silvester Richmond, Jonathan Davenport, Jr., and Nathaniel 
Searls. Jonathan Davenport, Jr., and Nathaniel Searls made 
oath to the codicil, 23 November, 1721. [The will and codicil 
were also recorded, 4 : 19.] 

[3:732] On 23 November, 1721, "The will of Cap tt Thomas 
Grey Late of Little Compton .... beareing Date y*" 25 Septem- 
ber, 172 1, was probated, and administration granted to Thomas 
Gray and Edward Gray, the executors named therein. 

[From unrecorded bond] On 23 November, 1721, Thomas 
Gray and Edward Gray of Little Compton, yeomen, as executors, 
with John Palmer and George Peirce of Little Compton, yeomen, 
as sureties, gave bond for £1000. George Peirce signed by a 
mark. The witnesses were Nathaniel Searls and Edward Rich- 
mond, Jr. 

[From original inventory] An inventory of the estate of 
"Cap* Tho 1 Gray" was taken 7 November, 1721, by Thomas 
Church, William Pabodie and John Wood. The real es- 
tate was: "the Dwelling houses barne & 50 Acres of Land whare 
on thay stand" £800; "the Dwelling house & barne whare Edward 
Gray his son Lives & 50. Acres of Land wharon they stand" £800; 



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mm ay ?rm 

v .« -«lff the way" £500; "the 

. t .oij* ^250; "the Land Marsh & 

ere* of woods Land" £54; "2 

.„ -4^; "Land in tiverton" £35; 

,;tag near Joseph southworth" 

.,.*«• a ije: "a Negro woman" £30; 

^.- ^tto" £45 ; "2 Garles" £50 each; 

^ «r>* tor" £41 ; "new Cart wheals 

.^m^er** £2. The total amount of the 

, ,. t was sworn to, by the two execu- 

The inventory was also recorded, 

w .,**r, 1 721, "I Phebey Gray of Uttle- 

cuct of Thomas Gray .... yeoman 

. . iraate Looking Glass a Greate Brass 

- woo Silver Spoones a warmeing Pan 

lv <i Negroe maide Called Pegg & y* 

„-uupj with Bolsters & Pillbrs one set 

.» . uug* as Goods & Income Devised or 

:^ *ill .... of my said late husband 

„.*** «»r secured to be paid or delivered 

cward Gray Executors .... Have 

c.c-^vi aod utterly Quitte Claime unto 

. c*m Jray .... all my estate claime 

. r*;t& .... or Remainemg Estate 

_ fc ^v * nark. The witnesses were 
"„. :n:»tt?r* It was acknowledged 23 

, ..«**o i^dne, Judge of Probate. 

.^ ^i ,v April, 1728, the account of 

^ \.v«j^ ¥>«cutor" was allowed. Pay- 

h, vno* for Rings" £6; "Docter 

x \.;uuit Richmond; Samuel Crandel; 

^4.k fhomas Brownel; Thomas 

*»,»<»> Bamit; "the Trustees for 

^._.-*.h*. V*as Land; William Bailey; 

*,,.* ^vis; Edward Gray; Eliza- 

?. **< *^w*vil 6:139.] 



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DEACON JOHN WADSWORTH* ESTATE 

Br the Editor 

John Wadsworth of Duxbury, son of John and Abigail 
(Andrews) Wadsworth, was born in that town, 12 March, 
1671/2, and died there, 3 May, 1750. He married, first, on 25 
January, 1704/5, at Duxbury, Mercy Wiswall 4 (Priscilla Pobodie*, 
Elisabeth 1 Alien, John 1 ), who was born at Duxbury, 4 October, 
1680, and died there, 12 November, 1716. 

John and Mercy Wadsworth had five children: John, Uriah, 
Dorothy, Ichabod and Peleg. 

John Wadsworth married, second, at Boston, on 4 April, 17 18, 
widow Mary Verdie, who died at Duxbury, 22 July, 1742, aged 
58 years. 

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90 Deacon John Wadsworth's Estate 

John Wadsworth was called "Deacon" in the town record of 
his death, and in the probate records. 

We here present exhaustive abstracts of all records, and orig- 
inal documents on file, in the Plymouth County, Mass., Registry 
of Probate, relating to the settlement of his estate. 

These abstracts have been made, and are printed, at the ex- 
pense of a member of the Massachusetts Society of Mayflower 
Descendants, who has requested us not to print her name. She is 
a descendant of Deacon John Wadsworth and his wife Mercy 
Wiswall, through their son Peleg. 



[Deacon John Wadsworth's Estate] 

[ii 1422] On 7 May, 1750, "John Wadsworth Practitioner of 
Physick & Peleg Wadsworth Coaster both of Duxboro" were 
appointed administrators on the estate of "yo 1. Father John Wads- 
worth late of Duxboro .... yeoman Deceasd" 

[From unrecorded original] On 7 May, 1750, "John Wads- 
worth Practitioner of Physick" and "Peleg Wadsworth Coaster", 
as administrators, with "Joshua Soule & Samuel Seabury Yeo- 
men", as sureties, all four being of Duxbury, gave a bond of £500. 
The witnesses were Edward Winslow and Robert Samson. 

[12:66] On 4 June, 1750, the inventory of "Dcon John Wads- 
worth Late of Duxborough" was taken by Samuel Seabury, 
George Partridge and Jonathan Peterson. The real estate was: 
"y* Dwelling house and y* Lot on Which it Stands" £186, 13s., 
4d.; "a Comon Lot Northeast from y* hous Lot" £73, 6s., 8d.; 
"Seder Swamp Caled bordman Swamp" £21, 6s., 8d. ; "Ceader 
Swamp Near philip Chandlor" £9, 6s., 8d. ; "a Small peace of 
Wodland near y« house" £14; "a Lot of Land Near Phillip 
Chandlers" £40; "a peace of wood Land Near miles Samsons" 
£6, 13s., 4d.; "a Shair In Spragues Swamp" £1, 4s.; "Ninteen 
acres of Ceder Swamp in y* grate Ceador Swomp" £20, 5s., 4d.; 
"fourteen acres of Cedor Swamp Lying in Ditto" £14, 18s., 8d.; 
"two forty acres Lots of Land Lying in pembrook" £50, 13s., 4d. ; 
"the hom place Whair Doc* Wadsworth Lived on" £40; "a Lot 
of Land Given to Ichabod: wadsworth Ly* Near phillip Chand- 
lers" £23, 10s. 

The administrators and the appraisers made oath to the in- 
ventory, 4 June, 1750. 



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Deacon John WadswortWs Estate 91 

[13:275] On 3 May, 1754, "John Wadsworth, Uriah Wads- 
worth, Ichabod Wadsworth, Peleg Wadsworth, and Mary Wads- 
worth, all of Duxborough .... Yeomen .... all of us being the 
heirs and Legall Representatives to or of the Estate that Our 
Honr* Father De* John Wadsworth Late of Duxborough afore- 
said Dec d Dyed Seiz'd off ... . have Agreed to Divide the said 
Estate Amongst Our selves, that is all the said Estate, Excepting 
what .... is allready sold for to pay the Debts Due from the s d 
Estate, and we Doe hereby Oblige Our selves for to pay s d Debts 
so far as the said Estate is worth Or so far as it the said Estate 
Goes, that is if so much is Due, Or if in case .... there should 
be more Estate sold already then will pay the Just Debts Due 
from s 4 Estate, that then we are to have the Over plus and Divide 
it According to Law amongst Ourselves ; And there is Originally 
seven shares in said Estate, but Inasmuch as that Dorithy Bartlett 
is an heir to the said Estate we have Some Time Before Bought 
her share Out Equally between us and said Dorithy Bartletts 
share is Divided into five parts or shares and Each, have it in 
this said Division Each of us has Our part in it with the Other 
Estate 

"And now the said John Wsworth being the Eldest son .... 
we Doe agree that he shall have a Double share .... in s d Estate 
.... with One fifth part of the said Dorithy Bartletts share that 
he bought ; and we Do aGree that the rest of the aforesaid heirs 
shall Each of them have One single share in said Estate as their 
Rights, and Likewise to have Each One of them, One Fifth part 
as their Rights in said Dorithy Bartletts share, and Our Agree- 
ment in s d Division is as Follows, Viz 1 , That the said John Wads- 
worth shall have for his Two shares .... the whole of the Fifth 
Lott of upland in the second Division of the Commons of 
the upland which belonged to the Township of Duxbor° and 
Pembroke, and Like wise One single share in Spragues Ceder 
swamp with the Addition of ten shillings and Eight pence in 
Lawfull money, because said share was a poorer share then the 
Rest of said shares in s d Swamp, .... Togather with One Quar- 
ter part of the First Division which was One share and One halfe 
in the [p. 276] First Division of the Fifth Great Lott in the 
Great Ceder Swam Called the Majors, Purchas Ceder Swamp; 
And Likewise One half of the Forty third Lott in number in the 
Firsd Divisions of the Commons which belonged to the Town- 
ship of Duxborough and Pembroke .... with One fifth part of 
the said Dorithy Bartletts share which is Included in these two 
aforesaid shares' 9 



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92 Deacon John Wadsworth's Estate 

"And the said Uriah Wadsworth shall have for the whole of 
his single share or portion in said Estate, and it is to be taken 
out or Discounted Out of the Housing & Lands that the said 
Uriah Wadsworth has bought Out of the said Estate, with One 
Fifth part of the said Dorithy Bartletts share which is to be In- 
cluded in and with his share" 

"And the said Ichabod Wadsworth is to have for his single 
share .... the Forty second Lott in Number, and One Quarter 
part of the Forty third lott in number, and the whole lott which 
was Given to the said .... Ichabod in the Lifetime of his Father 
and all these aforesaid parcels of Land of the said Ichabods Are 
of the First Division of the Commons which belonged To the 
Township of Duxborough and Pembroke Togather with a fifth 
part of Dority Bartletts share which is Included within these 
aforesaid parcels of Land" 

"And the said Peleg Wadsworth is to have for his single 
Share .... the One halfe of the Fifty Eighth Lott in number in 
the First Division of the Commons ; and the One half of a teq 
Acre peice of Ground Lying near Miles Samsons, which is apart 
of the Fifty Fourth Lott in the said first Division ; and likewise 
One half part of a small Ceder Swam Lying near Phillip Chand- 
lers, Called the Tarkiln Ceder swamp, and Like wise One Quarter 
part of the First Division which was One share and One half in 
the first Division of the Fifth Great Lott in the Great Ceder 
swamp, Called the Majors purchas Ceder swamp, And Likewise 
One half of the Four Acres and One Quarter in the second lott 
in the second Division, and Likewise the Fourth Division of the 
First Great Lott in the majors purchase Ceder Swamp with One 
fifth part of the s d Dorithy Bartletts share which is Included 
within the s d Pelegs part" 

[p. 277] "And the said Mary Wadsworth is to have for her 
Single share .... the One halfe of the Fifty Eighth Lott in the 
First Division, and the One half of the ten Acres by Miles Sam- 
sons which is apart of the Fifty fourth Lott in the First Division, 
and One half of the four Acres and One Quarter of Land in the 
second lott in the second Division, and One half of a Small Ceder 
Swam lying near Phillip Chandlers, Called the Tarkilln Ceder 
swam, and One Quarter of the Forty third lott in the First 
Division, with One Fifth part of Dorithy Bartletts share which 
is Included within the said Marys part" 

"and we have Agreed to Divide the said Estate by Or Accord- 
ing to the Inventory that was taken of the said Estate .... and 
We Doe agree that them of us that have Got more then Our 



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A Pilgrim Tercentenary Medal 93 

shares for to pay so much to them that have not Got their shares 
as to make Our shares all Equall amongst us, and Likewise Our 
agreement is that for all of us that are the aforesaid heirs Doe 
Oblige Our selves for to pay the Just Debts that are Due from 
the said Estate" 

The division was witnessed by Joshua Jacobs and John 
Lothrop. It was confirmed, on 6 May, 1754, by John Cushing, 
Judge of Probate. 



A PILGRIM TERCENTENARY MEDAL 

The interesting Pilgrim Tercentenary Medal which has been 
produced by Reed and Barton, the well-known gold and silver- 
smiths of Taunton, Mass., is shown in the illustration facing 
page 49. 

The medal is of bronze, two and three-fourths inches in diam- 
eter, and bears on its obverse a reproduction of Marshall John- 
son's painting*, "The Mayflower Approaching The Land", with 
the legend: "The Mayflower In Whose Cabin Was Signed The 
Compact In Cape Cod Harbor 21 Nov 1620". 

On the reverse of the medal is a representation of the landing 
of the third exploring party, from the shallopf, on Forefathers' 
Day, 1620, with the legend : " 1620-1920 Landing Of The Pilgrims 
At Plymouth 21 December 1620". 

Mr. William B. H. Dowse, the president of the Reed and 
Barton company, is the Governor of the Massachusetts Society 
of Mayflower Descendants, and he has taken a great personal 
interest in the preparation of this medal. He has donated speci- 
mens for our cabinet, and has offered a liberal commission on all 
medals sold through the Massachusetts Society, such commissions 
to be added to the Society's Building Fund. 

The medals can be supplied, in bronze, for $4.00 each, and 
gilded, for $5.00 each. They will be sent postage prepaid. 

A remittance, payable to the Society, which is incorporated, 
must accompany each order, and should be mailed to Society of 
Mayflower Descendants, 53 Mt. Vernon St., Boston, Mass. 

•This painting it the property of the Massachusetts Society of Mayflower 
Descendants, and has occupied a prominent place in the Society's Rooms for 
many years. 

t The Mayflower itself did not reach Plymouth until 26 December, 1620. 



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94 Plymouth, Mass., Vital Records 



PLYMOUTH, MASS* VITAL RECORDS 

{C^ntinutd from pagt 13) 

[p. 49] The Child of Ezra Burbank & Prisscilla Burbank His 

Wife 
1 Ezra Burbank Born June 30 th 1764 
The Children of John Atwood Jr & Hannah his Wife. 

1. Nancy Churchill born February 12th . 1829. 

2. John Murray born June 4th . 1835 

3. Adoniram March 27th . 1837 

4. Hannah Tuffs March 27th . 1839. 

The Children of William Crumbie & Zerviah Crumbie his Wife 
both Deceas d before Calvin 

1 William Crumbie Born May 24 th 1764 Deceas d 

2 Kimbull Crumbie born July . 17 th 1767 Deceas d 

3 Anne Crombie born [*] Deceas* 

4 Anna Crombie born Sep* 12 th 1771 . Deceas d 

5 Calvin Crombie born Aug* 29 th 1773 Deceas d Feb 1 * 26 th 1815 
[PoUyf] 

The Children of Albert Finney & Lucinda his Wife. 

1. Albert Thomas, born July 20 . 1834 

2. Charles Harlow, born Octobef 28, 1835 

3. Costellow Sept r 20, 1837. 

4. Thomas Weston born, Octob* 7 . 1838 

[p. 50] The Child of Samuel Eddy & Anna Eddy His Wife 

1 Samuel Eddy Born June 21* 1764 

The Children of Richard Pope & Eunice his Wife. 

1. Richard Pope, born, December nth . 1823 

2. Richard Thomas born, May 25th . 182 [J] 

3. William Wallace June 29th . 1826 

4. Lydia Covington June 2d . 1829 
5.th Eunice born Feb* 25th . 1832 

6. Lucy Ann born Feb* 3d . 1835 

7. Rufus [H.§] born June 20th . 1838. 

* The date was not entered. 

t " Polly M was added, later, in pencil. 

X The last figure of the year was not entered. 

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Plymouth, Mass., Vital Records 95 

The Children of Isaac Jackson & Lydia Jackson His Wife 

1 Robert Jackson Born March 20 th 1765 Deceas d at Sea March 

26 th 1793 

2 Abraham Jackson Born Dec r 30 th 1766 

3 Isaac Jackson born April 27 th 1769 . Deceas d July 5 th 1770 

4 Hosea Jackson born May 29 th 1771. 

5 Hannah Jackson born July 10 th 1773. 

6 Ransom Jackson born July 10 th 1775 

7 Isaac Jackson born Aug* 6 th 1777 • Deceas d Sep* 11 th 1796 

8 Lydia Jackson born Octob* 4 th 1779 

9 Olive . Jackson born Feb 1 * 24 th 1782 

10 Nancy Jackson born July 28* 1784 

1 1 Salley Jackson born Sep* 22 nd 1787 

The Children of Thomas McLaughlin & Lovisa, his Wife 

1. Thomas, born Feb* 8 . 1808 

2. Freeman Thomas Sep* 20, 1809 

3. Seth Mar: 3 . 1812 

4. Lovisa Thomas Feb* 14, 1815 

5. Mercy Warren July 19, 1817. 

The Children of Fred c Cotton & Elizabeth his wife. . 

1. Elizabeth, born October 26 . 1822 

2. Sarah O, born March . 4 . 1826 

[p. 51] The Children of Bartlett Lebaron & Mary Lebaron His 
Wife 

1 Mary Lebaron Born May 18 th 1762 

2 Hannah Lebaron Born Jan 1 * 16 th 1764 

The Child of Josiah Drew & Sarah W. his wife 

1. Sarah D. Drew born October 24th . 1838. 

The Children of Seth Harlow & Sarah Harlow His Wife 

1 Benjamin Harlow Born July 28 th 1764 

2 Seth Harlow . Born July . 14 th 1766 

The Children of Benjamin Bramhall & Mary his wife. 

1. Robert Eldridge, born Sep* 4 . 1834. 

2. Albert Nelson, born Ap 1 14 . 1839. 

The Children of Samuel Dixon & Ruby, his wife 

1. Samuel Russell, born, Ap 1 24, 1834. 

2. Calvin Luther, born, Nov r 15, 1835 

3. Jacob Washburn, born Ap 1 20, 1839. 

(To k€ continued) 



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96 Notes by the Editor 



NOTES BY THE EDITOR 

Mrs. Hannah Staple's Gravestones 

We here print the inscriptions on the gravestones of Deacon 
Seth Staple's widow Hannah, who was the daughter of Ebenezer* 
Standish (Alexander*, Myles 1 ). She was buried in the old ceme- 
tery on Summer St., in Taunton, Mass. The inscriptions on the 
headstone and the footstone were copied by the Editor in June, 
1918. Literal copies of the two inscriptions follow: 

"In Memory of M[ n ] Hannah Staple, th[ e ] wife of Dea 01 
Seth Staple ; she Died April y« 5 th 1774. Aged 70 Years" 

"M" Hannah Staple." 

The Will of Henry Hodges 

The original will of "Henry Hodges Sen r of Taunton" is 
still in the Bristol County, Mass., Probate Files. It was dated 
17 September, 1717, and probated 4 November, 1717. The origi- 
nal inventory "of Elder Henry Hodges Esq r of Taunton", taken 
15 October, 1717, is also in the files. The will mentions his wife 
Esther Hodges ; his sons William Hodges, John Hodges, Joseph 
Hodges, Henry Hodges, Benjamin Hodges, Ephraim Hodges; 
and his daughters, "Mary Keith, Esther Southworth, Charity 
Leonard, Elisabeth Hodges Abigail Hodges". 

The daughter Esther Southworth was the wife of Capt Icha- 
bod Southworth of Middleborough. Her will and the settlement 
of her husband's estate are printed in this issue. 

Bowman's Ancestral Charts 

For more than ten years the entire proceeds from all sales of 
Bowman's Ancestral Charts have been turned over to the Society 
for use in its research work. As the Editor does not accept even 
a royalty on sales, he feels at liberty to urge readers to help the 
Massachusetts Society's work on "The Mayflower Genealogies" 
by calling these Ancestral Charts to the attention of their friends. 

One Set (17 Charts), postage prepaid, 50 cents. 

Three Sets (5/ Charts), postage prepaid, $1.00. 

Remittances must be payable to "Society of Mayflower De- 
scendants" (not to the Editor), and sent to 53 Mt. Vernon St., 
Boston, Mass. 



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The 
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VoL XXI JULY, W9 No. 3 



HANNAH HATCH'S THREE HUSBANDS 

J APHET TURNER, EBENEZER TINKHAM 

AND CAPT. ICHABOD TUPPER 

Bt the Edito* 

Hannah Hatch*, daughter of Samuel Hatch of Scituate, by 
his wife Mary* Doty {Edward 1 ), was born on 15 or 16* Febru- 
ary, 1681/2, and was married three times. 

She married, first, Japhet Turner, of Scituate, but the date of 
the marriage has not been found. Japhet Turner died before 
23 January, 1710/11, when his inventory was taken, and left four 
children: Hannah, who married William Thomas; Japhet, who 
married Elizabeth Morse; Israel, who married Abigail Holmes; 
Elizabeth, who married John Pratt. 

Hannah (Hatch 8 ) Turner married, second, on 9 July, 1719, 
Ebenezer Tinkham 4 {Ebenezer*, Mary* Brown, Peter 1 ), of Mid- 
dleborough, Mass., as his second wife. Ebenezer Tinkham 4 died 
before 7 November, 1726, when Shubael Tinkham 4 , his brother, 
was appointed administrator. 

Hannah (Hatch 8 ) (Turner) Tinkham married, third, on 
23 December, 1729, Capt. Ichabod Tupper, of Middleborough, 
who died in 1748, leaving children by a former wife. 

Hannah (Hatch 8 ) (Turner) (Tinkham) Tupper, widow of 
Capt. Ichabod Tupper, died 13 April, 1771, in her 91st year, ac- 
cording to the record on her gravestone in the Nemasket Cem- 
etery, at Middleborough. 

• The day of the month it doubtful, aa one date waa written over the other. 

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98 Hannah Hatch's Three Husbands 

No record of the marriage of Hannah Hatch* to Japhet 
Turner has been found, and she was called Hannah Tinkham, in 
her father's will, made 13 June, 1728; but the widow Hannah 
Tupper, in her own will, dated 26 August, 1766, mentions "my 
daughter Elizabeth Pratt", also "my ten grandsons" and "my 
fifteen grandaughters", naming each of them. As these twenty- 
five grandchildren of widow Hannah Tupper can be proved to 
have been the children of Japhet and Hannah Turner's four 
children, Hannah Thomas, Japhet Turner, Israel Turner and 
Elizabeth Pratt, it is evident that the first Japhet Turner's widow 
was the Hannah Turner who married Ebenezer Tinkham and 
Capt. Ichabod Tupper. 

Ebenezer Tinkham 4 (Ebenezer 9 , Mary 1 Brown, Peter 1 ) was 
the only Tinkham who had a wife Hannah in 1728, when Samuel 
Hatch mentioned a daughter Hannah Tinkham in his will, and we 
have shown that Ebenezer married, for his second wife, Japhet 
Turner's widow Hannah. Moreover the widow Hannah Tupper's 
age at death agrees closely with the birth date of Hannah Hatch*. 
It is evident, therefore, that Samuel Hatch's daughter Hannah 
and the widow Hannah Tupper were one and the same person. 

We here present exhaustive abstracts of all records, and 
original documents in the files, found in the Plymouth County, 
Mass., Registry of Probate, relating to the estates ©f Japhet 
Turner, Ichabod Tupper and widow Hannah Tupper. 

These abstracts have been made at the expense of Mrs. A. V. 
Heely, of Plainfield, N. J., who is a descendant of Hannah 
Turner 5 (Japhet*, Hannah Hatch 9 , Mary 1 Doty, Edward 1 ), who 
married James Le Baron. 

The proper reference, to the record, or the original document 
in the files, is noted with each abstract. 



[Japhet Turner's Estate] 

[From original inventory] On [*] January, 1710/11,* Francis 
Barker and Samuel Stetson took the inventory. The real estate 
was: "Six accres of swamp medow" £24; "one small house and 
bricks" £3. John Holmes and John Barker, Jr., were indebted to 
the estate. "Hannah Turner Relict Widdow" made oath to the 
inventory, 2 February, 1710. [The inventory was also recorded, 
3 : 39-1 

•The day was written "20" with "3d" interlined above. The year was 
written " 170}} " ; but it was some distance from the month and was not recorded 
by the Register of Probate. The day was recorded «• 20 ". 



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Hannah Hatch's Three Husbands 99 

[3 : 39] O n 29 January, 1710, "Hannah Turner Relict widow 
of Japhett Turner Late of Duxbury" was appointed administra- 
trix. 

[From unrecorded bond] On 2 February, 1710, Hannah 
Turner, widow, as administratrix "of Japhat Turner .... de- 
ceased Intestate", with "Samuel Hatch of Sittuate" as surety, 
gave a bond of £200. Hannah Turner signed by a mark. The 
witnesses were Kenelm Baker and Caleb Thomas. 

[From original account] An account of Hannah Turner, 
widow, the administratrix, was dated 6 December, 1712. "20 acres 
of the Comon lands in Duxbury laid out" were valued at £20; 
"More Comons to be laid out the vallue not yet known". Pay- 
ments had been made to: Cornelius Briggs; Deacon David Jacob; 
"Widdow Turner for Rent"; Abram Booth; John Magoon; 
Samuel Thomas's wife; Elijah Stetson; Thomas Lambert, Jr.; 
Joseph Bryant; Ebenezer Sprout "for John Alden"; Robert 
Barker, smith; William Holmes; "M r Samuel Seabery"; "M r 
Thomas Loreing Town Tresurer"; Nathaniel Stetson; John 
Russell; Job Randall; Joseph Barstow; Francis Barker; John 
Wadsworth; Samuel Stetson; "Docter Dillono"; Israel Hatch; 
"To Bills Returned about the Meetinghouse" £4, 10s. 

The balance was £58, 18s., nd. "The widdows 3 d part is" 
£19, 13s. "The Eldest Son Japhats p* is" £15, 14s., 4& "The 2 d 
Son Israelis p* is" £7, 17s., 2d. "The Daughter Hannah p* is" 
£7, 17s., 2d. "The youngest Elizabeths p* is" £7, 17s., 2d. [The 
account was also recorded, 3 : 182.] 

[3: 183, 184, 185] On 13 December, 1712, "Hannah Turner 
Relict Widdow of Japhat Turner" was appointed guardian of her 
four children, Japhet, Israel, Hannah and Elizabeth, all minors 
under fourteen years of age. 

[From unrecorded bonds] On 13 December, 1712, Hannah 
Turner, as guardian, with Samuel Hatch as surety, "both of 
Sittuate in the County of Plimouth", gave four bonds, each for 
£20. Hannah signed each by a mark, and each was witnessed by 
Anne Thomas and "Abigail Tompson". 

[4 : 169] On 9 February, 1718, "Hannah Turner of Scittuate 
.... Relict of Japhet Turner Late of Duxborough" was chosen 
guardian by her son Japhet Turner, a minor under twenty-one, 
"and above the Age of fourteen years". 

[From unrecorded bond] On 9 February, 1718, Hannah 
Turner, widow, as guardian of her son Japhet, with Samuel 
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ioo Hannah Hatch's Three Husbands 

£400. Hannah and Samuel signed by marks. The witnesses were 
James Briggs and Josiah Winslow. • 

[ICHABOD TUPPER'S WILL] 

[11:232] "Ichabod Tupper of Middlebro" made his will, 
21 November, 1748. Bequests were as follows: 

"To my Son Thomas Tupper I Give all my Land, with the 
Appurtenances and priviliges, on his performing the Conditions 
hereafter mentioned, Namely, he finding & keeping of Two Cows 
for my wife after my decease while She remains my widdow One 
of which is to be at her Disposal at her Decease if She dies my 
Widdow, and the other to be Given to my Grandson Jabez, my 
said son Thomas is also to find & keep for her Six Sheep dureing 
the same time and She to have the Increase of them, he is also 
to allow her a Third of the Orchard while She is my Widdow, he 
is likewise to find her Ten bushels of Indian Corn and Two 
bushels of Rye yearly for the same time and also Convenient 
Fire wood." 

To "wife Hannah the use of my Household Stuff while She 
remains my Widdow" also "all the Household Stuff She bro* with 
her to me, and .... the use of the best room in my House with 
any other Accomadations in the House that may be necessary for 
her, and .... the Income of my Drowned meadow while She 
Shall be my widdow" 

To "my beloved Daughters all my moveable Estate that is not 
above disposed off to be Equally Divided between them, and .... 
the Six Sheep & the Household Stuff which my wife is to have the 
use of dureing her Widdow hood to be in the same manner 
Divided among them" 

"To my Grandson Jabez I Give twenty pounds old tenour to 
be paid by my son Thomas within Six years after my decease, and 
also .... the Income of my Drowned meadow after my wifes 
decease dureing his life." 

"It is also my Will That my son Thomas pay Ministerial rates 
for the Estate which by these presents is Conveyed to him towards 
supporting the publick worship in the Old Meeting house, and by 
this my last Will I bind my Estate to pay thereinto whosesoever 
ha^ds it Shall fall" 

"my son Thomas" was appointed executor. 

The witnesses were Nathan Basset, Moses Sturtevant, Jr., and 
Martha Morton (by a mark). 

The will was probated, 5 December, 1748, on the oaths of 
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Hannah Hatch's Three Husbands 101 

granted to Thomas Tupper of Middleborough, yeoman, the 
executor. 

[ 1 1 : 389] On 13 December, 1748, at Middleboro, the inventory 
was taken by John Tinkham, Joseph Tinkham and David Miller. 
The only real estate was "His farme with the Buildings ft 
Fences" £850. The total amount was £1113, 18s., 3d. The three 
appraisers made oath to the inventory, 13 December, 1748. The 
executor made oath to it, before Edward Winslow, Justice of 
the Peace, but the date of his oath was not recorded. 

[20:531] The account of Thomas Tupper, executor, was 
allowed on 3 June, 1771. Payments had been made to Daniel 
Greenough, Dr. Lunt, Joseph Allen, William Cushman, Silvanus 
Gibbs and Samuel Thacher. 

[Widow Hannah Tupper's Will] 

[21 :78] "Hannah Tupper of Middleborough .... widow" 
made her will 26 August, 1766. Bequests were as follows: 

To "my ten grandsons namely Isaiah Thomas, John Pratt, 
Jedediah Pratt, Joseph Turner, Japhet Turner, Samuel Turner, 
Jonathan Turner, Israel Turner, Daniel Turner, ft Elisha Turner, 
six shillings to each of them" 

To "my daughter Elizabeth Pratt, my best suit of cloaths" 

To "ensign William Thomas, six shillings." 

To "my aforesaid daughter Elizabeth Pratt, & my fifteen 
grandaughters namely Betty Rennels, Hannah Le Baron, Abigail 
Benson, Mary Turner, Thankful Thrasher, Hannah Paddock, 
Ruth Ellis, Sarah Wood, Hulda Darling, Hannah Fuller, Kezia 
Pratt, Deborah Loring, Priscilla Phillips, Betty Barker, ft Chris- 
tiana Spears, all my houshold goods, & other estate not given 
away to be equally divided between them after my funeral charges 
ft just debts (if any there be) being first paid out of the same." 

"I do hereby appoint the abovesaid Ensign William Thomas 
to be the executor of this my last will" 

The will was signed by a mark. The witnesses were : Elkanah 
Leonard, Jr., Micah Bryant and Nathaniel Wilder. 

The will was presented for probate, n October, 1771, "by 
William Thomas of said Middleboro* gent* the executor" and 
was aproved, on the oaths of Elkanah Leonard, Jr., and Nathaniel 
Wilder, two of the witnesses. 



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102 Lieutenant Josiah Cushman' s Will 



LIEUTENANT JOSIAH CUSHMAPTS WILL 
Br the Editor 

Josiah Cushman 4 (Elkanah*, Mary 1 AUerton, Isaac 1 ) was 
bora in Plymouth, 21 March, 1687/8, and died at Plympton, 
Mass., 13 April, 175a He was married, at Plympton, 29 Decem- 
ber, 1689, to Susanna Shurtleff, who died at Plympton, 27 July, 
1763, in her seventy-third year. 

Josiah and Susanna Cushman had nine children: Susanna 
(died young* » Martha, Susanna (second of the name), Anna, 
Josiah. EUcanah, William, Elizabeth, Isaiah ; and all but the first 
Susanna were mentioned in their father's will. 

We here print exhaustive abstracts of Lieut. Josiah Cushman's 
will and all other records, relating to the settlement of his estate, 
found in the Plymouth County, Mass., Registry of Probate. 
There are no original papers in the files. 

Tbese abstracts are printed at the expense of Mr. Henry 
Soethwvrth Shaw, of Milton, Mass., a member of the Massachu- 
setts Society of Mayflower Descendants, who is a descendant of 
l^at Jixsiah Cushman, through his daughter Susanna, who 
R-otrrxd Benjamin Shurtleff. 



[Lieut. Josiah Cushman's Will] 

„ w^o *To«$iah Cushman of the Town of Plimton .... 

v ^«i " ti*nr>» wiU w y Day of June", 1742, the day of the 

•tiv*u.> v< *mrwi in the record. Bequests were as follows: 

>> • t; <a;sctth Cushman the Sole Improvement of one 

,«, **ofc Estate Both Reail and personal During 

. ; t r « Tost Debts & funarell Charges Being first 









"tt&taii the Sum of Ten pounds in Bills of 

^ lT . Movables .... To be paid him .... 

^ ?ur my Decease which Said Sum .... 

... -n >.im by Deed Baring Date" 3 April, 

. . -* vtxtton of my Estate" 

£10, "In Bills of Creditt old 
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Lieutenant Josiah Cushman 1 s Will 103 

my Decease which Said Sum .... with the Housing and Lands 
I have already Given him by Deed Bareing Date" 3 April, 1740, 
"I Esteme his full proportion of my Estate" 

To "Son william Cushman" £10, "in Bills of Creditt Old 
Tenour or in movables .... Within Twelve months after my 
Deceas Which said Sum .... With the Lands I have alredy 
Given him By Deed Bareing Date" 3 April, 1740, "I Esteame 
his full proportion of my Estate" 

[p. 277] To "Son Isaiah Cushman" £10, "in Bills of Creditt 
Old Tenour or in movables .... Within twelve monthes after my 
Decease which Said Sume .... with what I have already Given 
him in Housing and Lands By Deed Baring Date" 3 April, 1740, 
"I Esteam his full proportion of my Estate" 

To "Daughter Martha y« Wife of Robert Waterman" £65, 
"old Tenour or in movables .... within Twelve months after my 
Decease" 

To "Daughter Susannah Cushman" £115, "in Good Bills of 
Creditt Old Tenour or the Value thereof in movables .... within 
Twelve monthes after my Deseas" 

To "Daughter Elizabeth Cushmon" £115, "in Good Bills of 
Credditt Old Tenour or in movables .... within Twelve monthes 
after my Decease" 

"I haveing already Given my Loving Daughter Anne the 
wife of Robart Avery the Value of " £115, "and Therefore Shall 
Give her no more untill my other Daughters have Receved Equell 
To Her as I Have Before Bequeathed unto them" 

To "my Four Loving Daughters . viz. Martha the wife of 
Robert Waterman Susanah Anne the wife of Robert Avery . and 
Elisabath all the Resedue of my Estate Both Real and personel 
.... To be equaly Divided among them which have not Disposed 
of By Deed nor in this present will and Further my Will is if 
any of my Sons Shall Decease Before they Arive unto y* age of 
Twenty one years that in Such Case my Surviveing Son or sons 
Shall Injoy y* Estate of the Deceased and my Daughters To Have 
none of y* Issues nor proffetts Thereof" 

"if any of my Daughters Shall Decease Before they Arive 
unto the above said age of Twenty one years that then my Sur- 
viveing Daughters Shall Injoy y* Estate of my Deceased Daughter 
and my Sons to have none of y* Issue or profetts thereof" 

"my Loving Wife Susannah Cushman To be y* Sole Execu- 
trex of this my Last will" 

The will was witnessed by Lazarus Samson, Nathaniel Shurt- 
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104 Samuel 4 Warren's Estate 

[p. 278] On 18 May, 1750, Lazarus Samson and Nathaniel 
Shurtlcff made oath "that they with Joseph Lucas Since De- 
ceased" witnessed "the Will of Josiah Cushman Late of Plimton", 
and administration was granted "unto His Widdow Susanah 
Cushman Executrix". ' 

[12:16] On 18 May, 1750, "Dea Josiah Perkins Zebedee 
Chandler Ebenezer Sole all of Plimton .... Yeoman" were 
appointed to appraise the estate. 

The inventory "of all the Estate that Leu* Josiah Cushman 
IVscest I -ate of Plimton Dyed Seised of" was taken and sworn 
to, at Ptymptan, 11 May, 175a by the three appraisers. The total 
amount w»* i**?* ig$.„ tnl The only real estate was: "Part of 
Two I ot» of IjmuI at South medowes*' i6, 13s., 4d.; "one Silver 
Tautaivt A vu»e Silver Spoone" were valued at in; "three 
Nv^ivv*^ wv*v valued at *7t\ 13s., 4A 

^ux^iuiA Vuvhitutu executrix, made oath to the inventory, 

[\4 i?\ VH* t^ JuN\ 1750, Susanna Cushman, executrix, 
tt>v* v uiwi \ibji ^vu' to an account, which was allowed She had 
" fc\l \U ivtwv Son> 4* ordered In y* aboves* Will" £$, 6s., 8d., 
kikjt " t\l m> tvui v Laughters as P r their Receipts n £134, 2s., 4d. 



SAMUEL 4 WARREN'S ESTATE 

By the Editor 

Syvi kl 4 Wauen (Richard?, Nathaniel, Richard 1 ), of Mid- 
UUMoiigh, Mass., was born in Plymouth, 7 March, 1682/3, and 
uui 1 ial, jo January, 1703/4, Eleanor 4 Billington (Isaac*, Francis*, 
'.mVI, v*fc Mkldleborough. They had eleven children: PrisciHa, 
\ ik /., Samuel, Cornelius, James, Nathan, Joseph, Joanna, Ben- 
i num. S^vuh, Josiah. These children were all recorded in the 
MuUHvUnouKh records, printed in our second, third, fourth and 
•i\th wlumc*. 

I wo ot the children, Jabez and Joseph, died young. The 
wkIovv 4ud the other nine children were mentioned in the settle- 
ment ot Samuel* Warren's estate. The record of the settlement 
iUIsvi that Samuel' Warren "dyed Intestate Leaving Eight Chil- 
vlivn", but it names nine children. One of these children, 
V vuuchvu* Warren, died before the settlement, which was dated 
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Cornelius 5 Warren left children, they received their father's share 
in the settlement of Samuel 4 Warren's estate. 

We here print exhaustive abstracts of all records, and original 
documents on file, in the Plymouth County, Mass., Registry of 
Probate, relating to the settlement of the estate of Samuel 4 
Warren. 

These abstracts have been prepared at the expense of 
Mrs. Charles W. Pursell, of Boise, Ida., a descendant of Samuel 4 
Warren, through his son Benjamin, and a member of the Massa- 
chusetts Society of Mayflower Descendants. 

Mrs. Pursell also contributed the amount necessary to cover 
the cost of printing the article on "Richard 8 Warren's Wife and 
Children", in our last issue. 

The proper reference, to the record, or the original document 
in the files, is noted with each of the following abstracts. 



[Samuel 4 Warren's Estate] 

[11 1491] On 4 February, 1750, "Samuel Worren of Midle- 
borough yeoman" was appointed administrator of the estate of 
"your Father Samuel Worren late of middlebrough aforesaid 
yeoman decesed" 

[From unrecorded bond] On 4 February, 1750, Samuel 
Warren of Middleborough, as administrator, with Nathaniel 
Bumpas and Thomas Tupper, both yeomen, of Middleborough, 
as sureties, gave a bond of £400. The witnesses were Jedediah 
Bourn and Edward Winslow. 

[12:116] On 21 February, 1750, Thomas Tupper, William 
Thomas and Nathaniel Bumpas took the inventory. 

"Imprimas his personal Estate we finding no real Estate" 

*73» I5s., 9&> 

"Item then we prised y* Estate which he y* s d warren had 
given to Each of his Chilldren in his Life Time viz" 

"To his Son Samuel in Lands and personal Estate" £46, 

5s» 4d. 

"To his Son Cornelius Warren in Lands & personal Estate" 
£17, 12s. 

"To his Son James Warren in personal Estate" £20. 

"To his Son Nathan Warren in personal Estate" £4. 

"To his Son Josiah Warren in Lands & personal Estate" £23, 
6s., 8d. 

"To his Benjamin Warren in Lands & personal Estate" £189, 
14s., 8d. 



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prisdlla Warrai tn personal Estate'* £6, 
Joanna Barlow in Lands fk personal 



_j Reed in personal Estate " £6, 175., 8d. 
Warren* the administrator, and the three appraisers 
10 t ht atvcntonr, t April 1751* 
^•Kf O* » Jnttc, 175a; Samuel Warren of Middle- 

sd acid swore to an account, 

tip the probate court* Payments had been 

William Thomas, Benjamin Warren, 

E Edson, Nathaniel Bum pass, 

Warns, Efkanah Leonard, Jr,, and 

amounted to in, ns„ 7d. 

Warren late of Middleborough 

k Children Viz, Samuel Cornelius 

Srajamm Pmcilla Joanna & Sarah & left 

—ri ^*i*t Osv of Charges of Administra- 

a'd in his life time by way of 

[p. 521] Considrable in 

_j to Other of them & the afore- 

1 W Dmdcd According to Law so that 

tare not had their full Shares Ad- 

t bis Lite Time may have the Said 

4 made Equal haveing Respect 

Aiuteiiid Wherefore it is hereby 

Shal have" £1, is,, 3d.; "and 

pKfios Shall have' 1 £3, 9^ 3<*- 

CiZ.** 3 d ; " & To PrisdllaH £l ± 
z*Jw ta *** # £to f os ( 3d.; "and that 

-jpd to Samuel the Eldest son 

f m Smlement in his Fathers life 

being more then his part 

rec d by way of Settle- 

S in ^al Estate it being 

1« Beoj* Nothing he haveing 

iBfe time £189. 14 * 8 in 

^thereof" 

s^eral Sums assigned To 

>t frier 1 to be pay 4 to the 

i f s * Deceasts personal 



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Plymouth Colony Vital Records 107 



PLYMOUTH COLONY VITAL RECORDS 

(Continued from page 62) 

Beirthes Marriages and burialls of the Towne of Rehoboth in the 

yeer 1678 
Nehemiah Buckland son of Joseph Buckland born the 31 of March 

1678 
Obadiah Carpenter son of Willam Carpenter borne the 12 th of March 

1678 
Noah Pecke the son of Samell pecke borne the 21 of August 1678 
Jonathan Ormsbey son of John Ormsbey borne the 26 th of August 

1678 
Noah Mason son of Noah Mason was borne the 17 th of December 

1678 
Nathaniel : Kinksley* the son of Eldad Kingsley was borne the 5 th of 

February 1678 
James Reddaway son of John Reddaway was borne the 10 th of Jan- 
uary 1678 
John Titus son of John Titus Juni r : was borne the 12 th of March 

1678 
Abigaill Sabin Daughter the Daughter of Joseph Sabin was borne the 

16 th August 1678 
Jonathan Chaffey son of Nathaniell Chaffey was Borne the 7 th of 

Aprill 1678 
Hannah Read Daughter of Daniell Read was Borne the 30 th of June 

1678 
[p. 75] Thomas Read son of Thomas Read was borne the 25 th of 

March 1678 
Mary Savage the Daughter of John Savage was borne the 5 th of 

June 1678 
Mary Wilmoth Daughter of Thomas Wilmoth Juni r was borne the 

29 of Decemb 1678 
Judith Smith the Daughter of Daniell Smith was borne the 7 th of 

February 1678 
Elizabeth Fuller the Daughter of Jonathan Fuller was borne the 12 

of May 1678 
Nathaniel Ide the son of Nicholas Ide Juni r was borne the 14 th of 

November 1678 
Nathaniel: Ide son of Nicholas Ide Juni r : was borne the 14 th of No- 
vember i678f 

• Incorrectly printed " Kingsley n in the eighth volume of " Records of the 
Colony of New Plymouth", published in 1857. See also "The Mayflower 
Descendant", Vol XV, p. 25. 

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Hannaii Zrnasber Z amyite r if Tha: Orasbey was borne die 23 of 



Ijj mim ' Y'ntTaar :he I «iii£h ie i* 3t Ricfcant Wkmarar was borne 

•♦re — T' ' * annar*** 107"* 
^cnertuii lean ce sm jf ^L-jses Read was Borne the *?* of October 



Marrrages 
"i»T»tKc ^'inr. Marr~e«i :o >Lir^ ?iine ±e 3a* of October 1678 
Sura:? I >rrr -narrrci *t) Viiir** filler ±e ej** of De cemb er 1678 
omi •"•Officii '.larrr^i tj 'rlar^ ?iimer die jt** 1 of N ovemb er 1678 
'^tj . V I'nititn -cnr Msrntfi :o lacaeil l^ad the 27** of Jane 1678. 
'. % ^iutia> '-Lau tkixtt^i o i^r^ "Vieanm ±e >* af ApriH 1678 

30TT3Llls 

'"^te vevcr^nti tt * Van "^raan *as "lurred die !&* of Aprffl 1678 
'.iuo.ii >d?vti urrcu -ire v 3 7t "ime yrr$ 
Miu >^ itt^i^v >ur~n re ~*:cr 11 "nnnar^ 107$ 

.Min >*%ox* ur^*i nc ^ aoa ji -u^as: rtrr£ 
'3v.tti»u.i voiiu sjn 1 L«-ac^ lean lurrea. n J anuary 1678 
' r *ii>s.' ••*«•* ut t ac ACLvra jt lenuixith 
»-••**: v . imu _\u*?ciiter Tanse 

1. *•»* cw "^vinuurn ^*jmh 

.>*-.: .ii' u nt: ^a t .L r ra Jjitun w- 3*T-ae the eight of 

*. >ui.» '.'7** 

\hik^ \»-i'«r»t ic sjii ;t l-jran Vorree «-^ ^ — *s tSe 13* of 

*v x. 4 •...*> t 't ."n.'ir^n >i Tti&rt J\*e -*«• * >*n;is*y wboe 

ii ^i.^'*:i t v:<* ^"imitiifl 
\ .4v> "c •'* ^.-u *■ i'-£ f i J.te *•& xif** -n. •-■*?•.- ?>=£ N^rem- 

«f^: "-C - »* ^ii '» l-'ic* -"*«* ^^ x*~*t rv ,c* .». Vsrci 1658 

^•c .v ^14. 1 i.:^!! .'w5 ^ , * **»*- x--n -x t?^ jc \L*j 1660 
ui. .;* , .c 'i.^.i-cr .1 'U^ti - •< ^**5- x-.-^ t^tr l^ 4 * 1 of ApriU 

v. ..^ ^o -it xtober the 14th J 

<>...i c u. • : 17 th of January 

..^ .: -c U. ftftlhrt^of May 1668: 

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John the son of Thomas Faunce was borne the 16 th Day of September 

1678 
Martha the Daughter of Thomas Faunce was borne the 17 th Day of 

December 1680 
[page yy is blank] 

[p. 78] 1680 

Manages beirthes and burialls in the Towne of Rehoboth as followeth 
Marriages 

Samull Palmer married to Elizabeth Kingsley 12 th of January 
Gorge Robinson Married to Elizabeth Gaille i[*] of November 
Jonathan Willmouth Married to Ester pecke the 29 th of December 
Joseph Browne Married to [Ester Fitchf] Hannah Fitch the 10 th of 

November 
Joseph Rockctt Married to Mary Wilmouth the 5 of January 

Beirthes 1680$ 
Zacheriah Carpenter son of Samuell Carpenter born The first of July 
Margarett Sabin Daughter of William Sabin; was born the 10 th of 

Aprill; 
Jaell Pecke the Daughter of Samuell Pecke was born the 14 th of June 
Sarah Fuller the Daughter of [Satnuell§] Jonathan Fuller was born 

the 23 th of Aprill 
John Mason son of Noah Mason was born the 28 th of November 
Nathaniel : Shepherdson son of Daniell Shepherdson was born the 28 

of October ; 
Nathaniell Read son of Thomas Read born the 30 th of March 
Nathaniel Pecke the son of John Pecke born the sixt of July; 
Rebeckah Smith the Daughter of m r Daniell Smith born the 20 th of 

Aprill 
Jacob Ormsbey the son of Thomas Ormsbey was born the 13 th of 

September 
Presillah Carpenter the Daughter of John Carpenter was born the 

20 th of January 
Dorithy Wilmouth the Daghter of John Wilmouth borne the 26 th of 

August 
Samuel Titus son of John Titus Juni r born the 29 of July 
David Chaffey the son of Nathaniell Chaffey was born the 22 cond of 

August 
Daniell Read the son of Daniel Read was born the 20 th of January 
Samuel Blandinge the son of William Blanding was borne the 11 th of 

Aprill 

•The second figure is doubtful. It may be M 7 " altered to " 2 H , or the reverse. 

t M Ester Fitch " was first entered, but was at once crossed out, and the entry 
completed as here printed. 

t * Beirthes 1680" is also repeated, three times, on the left hand margin of 
the original page. 

{"Samuell" was crossed out, and M Jonathan" interlined, above, in the 
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Mehittable Perry Daughter of Samuell Perry was born the 30 th of 

ApriU 
Mary Man Daughter of Thomas Man was born the 11 th of January 
Mary Miller the Daughter of Robert Miller was borne the 14 th of 

June 
Martha Ormsbey the Daughter of John Ormsbey was born the 7 th of 

May 
FresilU Shaue Daughter of John Shaue was borne the 22 of June 
LyUia Buckland the Daughter of Joseph Buckland was borne the 5 th 

of September 
Sarah tVnWW the Daughter of Thomas Penfeild was born the 20 th 

of February 
|> 7^1 Burialls at Rehoboth 

1680 
U V U >Vvke the laughter of Samuell Pecke buried July the 6* 
fctuabeth Cooper the wife [Preen Deacon Cof*] Deacon Cooper was 

buucvt the tirst of February 
KU^bcth MUler the wife of John Miller seni r was buried the 18 th of 
Vp* ill ; 

Ijk AM Lett uone MarveU att the promiscuous and Disorderly setting 
tV*ue oi the Names of such as are or May be married or Doe 
vn umv l'S*^l be bom or may Dye; for they are sett as they 
x^cic biought to mee as Disorderly as they are sett Downe if 
the v oui u orUer had bin minded Respecting this Matter they had 
b*n oihe«*^e placed then they are; 

Plymouth Register 
Kvhu Kukavd the son of John Rickard Juni r was born on the 26 day 

ot Kehruary 1079 
Huiih Cote aeni" was Married in January the 8 th 1654$ 
Uuica Vote was born in the yeer 1655 November the third 
Uu^h vote Juiu f : was born in the yeer 1658 the 8 th of March 
lohu Vole w**a borne in the yeer 1660 the 15 of May 
MaUh* Vote was borne in the yeer 1662 The 16 of ApriU 
Amwh Vote was borne in the yeer 1664 The 14 of October 
Kuth Vote was borne in the yeer 1666 The 8 th of January 
iS*ue*we Faunce the Daughter of Thomas Faunce was borne the 7 th 

ot November 1673 
Johu Faunce the son of Thomas Faunce was borne the 16 th of Sep- 
tember 1078 
Mattha the laughter of Thomas Faunce was borne the 17 th of 
IVcember 1680 

• Tas words in italics were first written, but were crossed out, in the same 
lukv *i\4 las entry then completed as here printed. 

t *« l>ye u is crossed out. In the original 

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Hannah the Daughter of Gorge Morton was borne the 27 th of No- 
vember 1668 

Manasses the son of Gorge Morton was borne the third of February 
1668* 

Ephraim Morton son of Gorge Morton was borne the 12 th of Apriil 
1670 

Joannah the Daughter of Gorge Morton was Borne the 27 th of June 

1673 
Ruth Morton the Daughter of Gorge Morton was borne the 20 th of 

December 1676 
Gorge Morton son of Gorge Morton was borne the 8 th of July 1678 
Timothy Morton the son of Gorge Morton was born the 12 th of 

March i6§} 
James Cobb the son of John Cobb was born the 20 th of July 1682 1682 
Mary the Daughter of John Rickard son of Gyles Rickard was borne 

the 27 th of October 1677 
Lydia the Daughter of John Rickard, son of Gyles Rickard was born 

the 12 of December 1679 
John the son of John Rickard ; the son of Gyls Rickard was born the 

29 of December 1681 
John the son of Francis Curtice was Born the 26 of July 1673 
Ben j amine the son of Francis Curtice was born the 11 th of August 

1675 
Francis the son of Francis Curtice was borne about the Middle of 

Apriil 1679 
[p. 81] [William hoskins the son of WiUam hoskins was borne the 30 th 

of June i68i\] 
Elizabeth the Daughter of Francis Curtice was borne the fif tenth Day 

of June 1681 
Elisha Curtice son of Francis Curtice was borne in March 1683 
James the son of Richard Warren was born in January 1682 
Samuell Warren the son of Richard Warren was borne the seaventh 

of March i6|| 
Samuell Gaurdiner was Married to Susannah Shelley the 20 th of 

December 1682 
Samuell Gardiner the son of Samuell Gardiner was. born the 27 of 

September 1683 
Mercye the Daughter of John Rickard the son of John Rickard De- 
ceased was borne the 12 th of February 1682 
John Rickard the son of John Rickard Deceased, was born the 12 th 

of February 1684 

Zechariah Eedey y* son of Zachariah Eedy Born Apriil y« 10 th 1664 
John the son of Zachariah Eedey was Borne the 10 th of October 1666: 

•This date would be 13 February, 1669, in New Style dating. 

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Samuel Eedy the sone of Zachariah Eedey Sen r late of plimouth was 

Borne the 3 d Day of June Anno 1673 
Ebenezer the son of Said Zachariah was Borne the 8 th of Feb 1 * 1675: 
Caleb the son of s** Zachariah was Borne the 21 of Septembr 1678: 
Joshua the son of S d Zachariah was Borne the 21 th of February 1680: 
Obadiah : the Son of S d Zachariah was Borne the 3 d Day of Septembr 

1683: 

Alice the Daughter of Zachariah Eedey Jun r was Borne y* 28 th of 

Novemb* 1684 
Elinor the Daughter of sd Zachariah Eedy Jun r was Borne y« 16 th 

Day of May Anno 1686: 
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PROCEEDINGS OF THE MASSACHUSETTS SOCIETY 
OF MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS 

Gins for the Libeaky and Cabinet 

From Mrs. Henry I. Tinkham: The Family Bible « her fiand- 
f ather, John Presbrey. 

From Miss Edith Kendall: "Heads of Famito* Fn* icasns of 
the United States: 1790, State of Connecticm'*. n 

From Mrs. Alexander W. Murray: "The )*» * awedity for 
November, 1918. „ 

From Mrs. Willis M. Townsend: Twr w" *" » "»*nr of 

From Rev. Louis C Cornish, the »**' ' ^^^TSlS! ° f 
Hingham. Massachusetts", and "A Par*-* 6 * <** H,n « n » m . 

of American History. B^«ations concern- 

From Mr. James Y. Noyes: "Soror *>— ^x^** 11 conccrn 

In* the Ancestry of Capt Myles StaM^ , . 1776-1700. His 
From Miss Susanna Willard: "Aupr*«- * ^ " /w 

Diary of Three Months in Spain" hK oi T cseph Cobb, 

From Mr. William C. Hawes ; The 



k>™ in 1763, a Cc&Dt LL.D." 

From Prof. Henry B. Ward: *Ui ^ Mytes Standish 

From Mrs, Herbert E. Marsto 

and other Pilgrims,* 



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Miss Edith Adella Rowley died at Utica, N. Y., 13 April, 1919. She 
was elected a member, 27 March, 1897, as a descendant of Edward 
Fuller, her membership number being 151. 

Mrs. Henry Mulliken Phipps died at Brookline, Mass., 21 April, 1919. 
She was elected a member, 26 March, 1919, as a descendant of 
John Howland, her membership number being 1618. 

Charles Church Drew died in Boston, Mass., 5 May, 1919. He was 
elected a member, 30 January, 1913, as a descendant of John Alden, 
his membership number being 1214. 

Mrs. Charles Thacher Hubbard died at Taunton, Mass., 30 May, 1919. 
She was elected a member, 7 February, 1910, as a descendant of 
Thomas Rogers, her membership number being 1103. 

Daniel Clifford Stone died at Newton Centre, Mass., 9 June, 1919. 
He was elected a member, 4 September, 1909, as a descendant of 
Stephen Hopkins, his membership number being 1084. 

William Swift, Rear Admiral, U. S. N., died at Newport, R. I., 
30 June, 1919. He was elected a member, 26 March, 1919, as a 
descendant of William Bradford, his membership number being 
163a 



Members Elected 
14 April, 1919. 
No. 1641. Mrs. Herbert Ellsworth Cushman, New Bedford, Mass., 

ninth from Francis Cooke. 
No. 1642. Miss Sarah Cushman, 41 New Bedford, Mass., ninth from 

Isaac 1 AUerton, eighth from Mary* Allerton. 
No. 1643. Miss Eleanor Jarvis Cushman, 41 New Bedford, Mass., 

ninth from Isaac 1 Allerton, eighth from Mary* Allerton. 
No. 1644. Henry Proctor Burt, New Bedford, Mass., eighth from 

John Alden, 
No. 1645. Mrs. Charles William LaPorte, Peoria, IH., eighth from 

Richard Warren. 
No. 1646. Miss Myrna Selina Howe, Concord, N. H., tenth from 

Isaac 1 Allerton, ninth from Mary* Allerton. 
No. 1647. Miss Mary Louise Boynton, New York, N. Y., eighth 

from John Alden. 
No. 1648. Mrs. George Megrew, Boston, Mass., ninth from George 

Soule. 
No. 1649. Miss Edith Kendall, Brookline, Mass., ninth from Isaac 1 

AUerton, eighth from Remember* Allerton. 
No. 1650. Mrs. Wendell Rice King Mick, Newton Centre, Mass., 

ninth from William 1 Brewster, eighth from Love* 

Brewster. 

• Minor life Member* ; children of Mr. Herbert £. Cuihmia, Mess. No. 
1640, and Mrs. Herbert £. Cushman, Maw. No. 1641. 



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No. 1672. Timothy Asbury Wright, Jr., Knoxville, Tcnn., ninth 

from John Howland. 
No. 1673. Rev. Louis Craig Cornish, Cambridge, Mass., eighth from 

William Bradford. 
No. 1674. Mrs. George Winthrop Brown, Chestnut Hill, Mass., tenth 

from Richard Warren. 

9 June, 1919. 

No. 1675. Mrs. Frank E. Leonard, Grand Rapids, Mich., ninth from 

John Alden. 
No. 1676. Mrs. Oliver Phelps Anderson, Seattle, Wash., tenth from 

William Brewster. 
No. 1677. Mrs. Archibald Campbell Barrow, New York, N. Y., ninth 

from Myles Standish. 
No. 1678. Mark Daniel Batchelder, Peoria, 111., ninth from Francis 

Cooke. 
No. 1679. Leonard Tufts, Pinehurst, N. C, ninth from William 

Brewster. 
No. 1680. Nelson Osgood Rhoades,* Los Angeles, CaL, ninth from 

Thomas Rogers. 
No. 1681. Miss Beatrice Milliken Burt, New Bedford, Mass., ninth 

from John Alden. 
No. 1682. Mrs. Charles Wesley Brown, Kellogg, Idaho, seventh from 

Henry Samson. 
No. 1683. Mrs. Collins Millard Graves, Bennington, Vt, ninth from 

Edward 1 Fuller, eighth from Samuel 1 Fuller. 
No. 1684. Mrs. Otis Dana Rice, Winthrop, Mass., tenth from 

Richard Warren. 
No. 1685. Miss Marion Laura Day, Bangor, Me., ninth from John 

Howland. 
No. 1686. Frederick Lewis Weis, Providence, R. I., ninth from 

Richard Warren. 
No. 1687. John Caswell, Jr., Pride's Crossing, Mass., twelfth from 

James 1 Chilton, eleventh from Mary 1 Chilton. 
No. 1688. Mrs. Robert Cowen, Cambridge, Mass., tenth from 

Richard Warren. 
No. 1689. Jesse Sumner Wiley, Brookline, Mass., eighth from John 

Alden. 
No. 1690. Mayhew Robinson Hitch, New Bedford, Mass., eighth 

from Richard Warren. 
No. 1691. William Chase Hawes, Fairhaven, Mass., seventh from 

John Howland. 
No. 1692. Joseph Henry Batchelder, Peoria, I1L, tenth from Francis 

Cooke. 

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No. 1693. Rev. Charles Foster Weeden, Newton Centre, Mass., 
eighth from Isaac 1 AUerton, seventh from Mary* AUer- 
ton. 

30 June, 1919. 

No. 1694. Mrs. Edwin Snelling Roberts, Avard, Okla., ninth from 

William Brewster. 
No. 1695. Miss Eudora Hay, Dover, N. J., ninth from Isaac 1 AUer- 
ton, eighth from Mary* Allerton. 
No. 1696. Robert Lewis Weis, Providence, R. I., ninth from Richard 

Warren. m 

No. 1697. Mrs. William Howland Taylor, New York, N. Y., seventh 

from John Howland. 
No. 1698. Mrs. Herbert Davis Sherman, Bridfeegort, Conn., eighth 

from George Soule. 
No. 1699. Mrs. Frederick Heber Perkins*. Broofcime, Mass., tenth 

from Richard Warren. 
No. 1700. Miss Alice Lucretia LittleneH Bostoa, Mass., ninth from 

Richard Warren. 
No. 1701. Miss Mary Louisa Holmes, Rochester, Mass., eighth 

from Myles Standish. 
No. 1702. Miss Anna Covell Holmes, Rochester, Mass., eighth from 

Myles Standish. *>***„ 

No. 1703. Miss Mary French Hitch, New Bedford, Mass., eighth 

from Richard Warren. 

No. 1704. Mrs. Edgar Melville Hatton, tahmibus, O ninth from 

Edward 1 Fuller, eighth from Samuel' Fuller. 
No. 1705. Mrs. John Hiram Condict Nevius, Rochester, Mass., 

eiffhth from MtIc* Standish. 
No. 1706. Mrs Norman Lee Almv, New Bedford, Mass. eighth 
from John Alden. ^ 

- T w . ^,1 m Tca M Tntfn. Cambridge, Mass., ninth from 

No. 1707. UmTOm J^%* from Constance" Hoplrins. 
No. 1708. Miss Elise Bordman Bidaris, Boston, Mass. ninth from 
William Brewster. 

Somtiww* **» *«™ 

May, 1919. rr*rforf. tenth from Richard Warren. 

No. 1605. Mrs. Dewees N u a ^ WiJKam » ^^^ sevcmh 

Na 1649. Miss Edith Kendall^ 

from ResobedT WWt 
June, 1919. w ,* tent h from William 1 Brewster, 

No. 1609. Mrs. Robert L > ' gter . ninth from Stephen 

ninth from I^ vC 

Hopkins, * ^^ f rom j hn Alden; ninth 

Na 1673. Rev. Louis C ^f *' da *h from William 1 Brewster, 

from John Aldcn, 



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Capt. Nathaniel Gilbert's Will 117 

eighth from Love* Brewster; ninth from Thomas 
Rogers; seventh from George Soule; ninth from 
Richard Warren. 
No. 1681. Miss Beatrice M. Burt, tenth from Francis Cooke; tenth 
from Stephen Hopkins; ninth from John Howland; 
tenth from Richard Warren. 

Attest: George Ernest Bowman, 

Secretary. 



CAPT- NATHANIEL GILBERT'S WILL 

By the Editor 

Nathaniel Gilbert of Taunton, Mass., married, 16 June, 
1709, Hannah* Bradford (Samuel 9 , William 1 " 1 ), of Duxbury. 
When he made his will, 2 June, 1757, he called himself Gentleman, 
and when the will was probated, 11 September, 1765, he was called 
Captain. 

We here present an exhaustive abstract of the will and of all 
records relating to the settlement of the estate, found in the 
Bristol County Registry of Probate, at Taunton, Mass. The will 
is the only original document remaining in the files. 

This will is printed at the expense of Mrs. Irving A. Dean, of 
Grand Rapids, Mich., a descendant of Capt. Nathaniel and 
Hannah (Bradford) Gilbert, through their eldest son, Thomas 
Gilbert*, and a life member of the Massachusetts Society of May- 
flower Descendants. 



[Capt. Nathaniel Gilbert's Will] 

[From original will] "Nathaniel Gilbert of Berkley .... 
Gent n " made his will, 2 June, 1757. Bequests were as follows: 

"all my Just Debts and funaral Charges be be paid by my 

son Samuel out of what I Give him in This will" 

To "wife Hannah the Improvement of one Third part of all 
my Rael Estate .... During her Life" also "y« Improvement of 
one Cow During her said Life" also "y* sole Improvement of all 
my house hold Goods during s d natural Life and all in Leiue of 
Dower" 

To "my Eldest son Thomas Gilbert .... all my Purchass 
Rights in y* old Town ship of Taunton viz half a Right which was 
my Hon d fathers m r Thomas Gilbert And half a purchass Right 



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GZhcrfs Will 

Quarter of a Right I 
wright in Taunton old 
Doughty with all Lands 
i s* proprepeofmty* to 
smarm k Sad&e all Lands k Tides to 
fc? Deeds here to fore Con- 
nd half of Land m sd 
sad is t* pr=ses be Con- 
Iain: 3* Xias* zc Trees on y* 
rxdales to 









as iron 



-tt father 

. ^£ftam 

;s . j^rresand 

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wu ant is all 

-■«* 3eorge 
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Copt. Nathaniel Gilberts Will 119 

To "My Grand son George son of my sd son Nathaniel the 
six pounds as ordered to be paid by his Brother Nathanl : But if 
said nathaniel Do not make payment of s d Six pounds to sd 
George when he arives at Twenty one years of age Then s d 
George to Enter and hold sd Seven acres his heirs and assigns 
for Ever; and what is above Given to sd Nathaniel and George 
with what I Gave there father by Deeds and other wise in his 
Life Time is y* whole of what I Intend to Give the Children & 
Representatives of sd son Nathaniel Decased" 

To "my son Samuel Gilbert of s d Berkeley all and Singular 
my mantion House Lands and premises Laying in said Berkeley 
Including the Lands I Purchass d of Thomas Gilbert Esqr 
here to fore Malicaa Halloways ; and all y* Lands and all y* Lands 
I Purchasd of sd Samuel by Deed heretofore Belonging to 
Bezalell Thrasher Including y* Land I Purchassed of Nathaniel 
Townsend Called Twenty Two acres in the whole about one hun- 
dred and forty acres more or Less with all y* appurtances on sd 
Lands Belonging as also Eight acres of Land here to fore Granted 
me on y* Late Eight Acree Division Laying near to My sd Home 
Stead on y* origanal Rights of Gilbert & wiat and all Lays in 
Berkely afforesd .... I also Ratifie and Confirm to sd son his 
heirs and assigns all y* Land I heretofore Gave him by Deed in 
y* Town of Norton .... I also Give sd Samuel the Desk he has 
in posesion" also "all my Live Stock of Cattle Sheep and Swine 
with all my Live Stock Including my husbrandrey Tools (only 
Reserving y* Cow I have in this will Given my wife : provided 
said Samuel perform what I Shall order him in This will here 
after named" 

To "the Children of my Late Daugher Hannah y« wife of 
Ebenezer Smith Deceased over and above what I Gave to sd 
Childrens father and mother in there Life time of my Estate Lael* 
and personal which was Considerable I now Give Lemuel Smith 
John Smith & Ebenezer Smith Twelve pence Each to be paid 
Them by my son Samuel Gilbert after my Decease — and to mary 
Smith Daughter of sd my sd Daugher hannah Deceased .... four 
Spanished milled Dollors to be paid her with in Twelve mounth 
after my Decease by my son Samuel" 

To "Sible wife of Dogetf one other of my sd Grand Daugh- 
ters I Give her Twelve pence to be paid her by my son Samuel . 
She haveing here to fore Received all most her portion of me" 

• Plainly an error for " Real ". 
t The given name was omitted. 



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nzzrtr Hannah Daogher of My said 
— -nnnrsnBd milled DoHors to be paid her 
. i=r -rr Z-ecesse by my son Samuel** 

TT" -.-UBLL Z answers and Dangher of my 
ac ^tzi four SoamsiBi rimlcd DoDors 

bv mr sd son 



■r -aDrmr ... all and singn- 
tt - : -*ar Teder Swamp so 
~ irr*tis* f Taunton Called 
t -r. r -^ecends and belongs 
-. "is is over and above 
21 r-'rcrmore I Give her" 
t u- :er by my said son 
- .. •«* my Decease" 

.enezer Hath way Jun r , 

.•.rived of mc w £26, 135^ 

•v ni son Samuel with 

~> . »ai I have above Given 

•r -ci-r'i of and not in her 

*>.ue»i between my Two 

.. .>s2£ns all and Singular 

^ti> n y* old Township 

soi i n This will (on y* 

k ._ •.» J»ven to my Danghr 

r . ^uce Rael & pers ona l 

•*>*.: irtd v?f which I shall 

^ . xni he to pay my 

. v.< JYxte atones for my 



A "*^ ^ _ -^ .*<:% n> be EsDecmors 1 * 
^ ^ *• -•*> * % \^ramei GObert w were 

^^^ • * »„ »v«e C^cfe and James 




"iVfliains made 
ligeof Probate, 

t, jit 11 September, 
'XiriiK GObert and 



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Wills of John Taylor and Rev. John Taylor 121 



THE WILLS OF JOHN TAYLOR OF BOSTON 
AND REV, JOHN TAYLOR OF MILTON 

By the Editor 

John Taylor and Ann Winslow 4 {Edward*, Mary* Chilton, 
James 1 ), both of Boston, were married 5 November, 1702, and 
their son John was born there, Thursday, 30 August, 1704.* 
Four other children, Elizabeth, William, Rebecca and Ann, were 
born at Jamaica, W. I., but were recorded at Marshfield, Mass.,f 
after their mother's second marriage, to Kenelm Winslow, of 
Marshfield. The birth of the son John Taylor* was recorded at 
Boston and also at Marshfield. 

John Taylor, cooper, made his will at Boston, 9 April, 1703. 
He died at Jamaica, West Indies, and the will was probated, at 
Boston, 4 April, 1720, on the petition of his widow, dated at 
Jamaica, 29 January, 1719/20. 

His oldest son, Rev. John Taylor* (Ann Winslowfi, Edward*, 
Mary* Chilton, James 1 ), of Milton, Mass., made his will, 11 Oc- 
tober, 1748, and it was probated 23 February, 17494 at Boston. 
He had married, first, Elizabeth, daughter of Rev. Nathaniel 
Rogers, of Portsmouth, N. H., who was not a descendant of 
Thomas Rogers, the Mayflower Passenger. 

Rev. John Taylor 5 married, second, Dorothy Rogers, the 
widow of his first wife's brother. After Rev. John Taylor's death, 
Dorothy married Peter Gilman, of Exeter, N. H. 

We here present exhaustive abstracts of the wills of the two 
John Taylors (father and son) and of all other records, and 
original documents on file, relating to the settlement of their 
estates, found in the Suffolk County Registry of Probate, in 
Boston, Mass. 

These abstracts have been prepared at the expense of a 
descendant of Rev. John Taylor 5 , Mr. Willard A. Nichols, of 
Redlands, Cal., who is a member of the Massachusetts Society of 
Mayflower Descendants. 

The proper reference, to the record, or the original document 
on file, is noted with each of the following abstracts. 

• See Mayflower Descendant, 1 : 89, f or reproduction of the Taylor Bible, 
t Mayflower Descendant, 7 : 111. 
1 6 March, 1750, la new style dating. 



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122 Wills of John Taylor and Rev. John Taylor 

[John Taylor's Will] 

[From original will] On 9 April, 1703, "John Taylor of 
Boston .... Cooper" made his will. Bequests were as follows: 

"my House & Land thereunto belonging scituate in Boston 
afores d near the old Church, and all other Real & Personal Estate 
Goods Chattels Wares 'Merchandizes Debts Effects and things 
whatsoever which at the time of my decease I shall be possessed 
of or invested with or which shall then of right belong or apper- 
tain unto me by any manner of ways or means whatsoever I do 
give .... unto my loving .... Wife Ann Taylor for and during 
the Term of her Natural Life . and after her decease to her heires 
by me lawfully begotten & assignes for ever." 

"my s d loving Wife Ann Taylor to be full and sole Executrix". 

The will was signed " Jn°. Taylor" 

The witnesses were Nicholas Buttolph, Eleazer Phillips, Jr., 
and Edward Weaver. 

"At the desire of Ann Taylor Executrix in this will named by 
a letter bearing date at Jamaica" 29 January, 1719/20, "Edward 
Winslow Esq r presented the same for Probate", and the will was 
probated at Boston, 4 April, 1720, on the oaths of Nicholas 
Buttolph and Eleazer Phillips, Jr., who stated that they signed as 
witnesses, with "Edward Weaver Since Deceased". [The will 
was also recorded, 21 1687.] 

[From original letter] "Jamaica Jatfy 29 th 1719/20 S r I 
beleeve you have heard of y<f Brother Taylors Death, am desired 
by yo r Sister to beg^ you will Send her Hussbands Will, also 
Letters of Guardian Ship for M r Clark & Allen for Betty Masson, 
you most be very An then tick otherwise thy will take all Advan- 
tages Prew Masson Is bound prentice to A Slays Maker In 
Bristoll I hear She Is well yo r Sister Remmembers her Duty to 
her Mother & Love to you & her Children and all friends & am 
Sr yo r Humble Serv 1 unknow 4 William Dow" The letter is en- 
dorsed "To Cap* Edward Winslow att Boston In New England 
by the way of Road Island". [The tetter is also recorded, 11 1219, 
New Series.] 

[Rev. Jonjf Tayuo&'s Will] 

[From original will] On ll October, 1748. "John Taylor of 
Milton Clerk f made Hb will. Bequests were as follows: 

To "Wife Dorothy the Improvement of my House & all my 
Land during Her Life. I also give Her for Her own proper Use 
& as Her absolute Frope rty f so moth of my Personal Estate as 



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Wills of John Taylor and Rev. John Taylor 123 

She shall think to be an Equivalent for all the Money & Moveables 
which I have receiv'd of Her. And if my Personal Estate should 
be insufficient for this Purpose, I give to my Dear Wife free 
Liberty to take any Part of my Personal Estate which She shall 
chuse, & also full Liberty to sell my Real Estate or any Part of 
It, & so to do Her self Justice." 

"After my Wife has taken out of my Estate so much as She 
according to Her best Judgment shall think to be her just due, 
My will is that whatsoever remains of my Estate whether real or 
personal be equally divided between my five Children, viz* John, 
Ann, Nathaniel, William & Dorothy Taylor". 

"Wife Dorothy Taylor" was appointed sole executrix. 

The witnesses were Joseph Hunt, Jonathan Vose and Brins- 
mead Hunt. 

The will of "the Rev* M r John Taylor" was presented for 
probate, at Boston, 23 February, 1749, "by the Executrix therein 
named", and was sworn to by the three witnesses. 

The will was endorsed "The Rev* M r John Taylor's Will 
Provd Feb* 23 d 1749". [Also recorded, 43:365.] 

[43*364] On 23 February, 1749, the will was proved and ad- 
ministration granted to "his Widow Dorothy Taylor sole Exec- 
utrix". 

[From original inventory] On 21 May, 1750, at Milton, an 
"Inventory of the Estate of the Rev nd John Taylor late deceased" 
was taken by Samuel Miller, Joseph Gooch and Samuel Tucker. 
The real estate was "his Mansion house twenty one acres and a 
quarter of land with the other buildings theron in Milton" £516, 
13s., 4d. A "negro man named King & ditto boy named Quomino" 
were valued at £60. "Books & a silver watch" were valued at 
£42, 13s., 4d. The total amount of the inventory was £928, 19s., 
Sd. The executrix and the appraisers made oath to the inventory, 
8 June, 1750. [The inventory was also recorded, 44:83.] 

[From original account] "The Accompt of Dorothy Gilman 
sole Executrix of the Testament of her former Husband the 
Rev 4 M r John Taylor late of Milton Clerk Deceas'd". 

She charged herself with the personal property, per inventory, 
£412, 6s., id., and had received: "of the Town Treasurer in full 
of What was due to s d Deceas'd on acco* of Salary" £26, 5s., 4d., 
and £45, 12s., "in part of funerall Charges Allow'd by y* Town" ; 
and "y« Real Estate sold for" £516, 13s., 4d. The total receipts 
were £1000, 16s., 9d. 

Payments had been made to: "William Taylor in full of 
funerall Charg" £50, 5s., njd.; Henry Crane; Stephen Daven- 



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124 Form for a Bequest 

port; Joseph Hunt; David Horton; Josiah How; Isaac How; 
Jonathan Vose; Edward Vose; Joseph Horton; John Sherman; 
Henjamin Horton; William Cunningham; Samuel Davenport; 
Ebenezer Billings; George Savage; John McKendry; "M r 
Horton"; "M r Soper"; Elizabeth Sumner; Nathaniel Rogers; 
George Badcock; Nathaniel Vial; Thomas Pirce; Timothy 
Newell; John Winslow; Hannah Davis; Benjamin Wadsworth; 
Joseph Clap ; Joshua Winslow, Esq. ; Nathaniel Blake ; Jeremiah 
Smith; Joseph Jackson; Ebenezer Horton; "Foster"; Joseph 
Bent; Edward Winslow, Esq.; Samuel How; Thomas Fleet, 
printer; "M r China & Freeman"; Nathaniel Vose; Isaac Wins- 
low. The total of the payments was £213, 13s., 9fd. 

"She Likewise prays an Allowance for" £787, 2s., 11 id., 
"which she Claims out of Said Estate pursuant to the Will & 
Estimates herself intiteled thereto in order to do herself Justice 
According to the Tenor of Said Will". 

The account was signed "Dorothy Gilman". It was allowed, 
at Boston, 12 November, 175 1. 

" Be it Remembred That on the Date above & after the allow- 
ance of the within written acco* the said Executrix appeared 
before the Hono 1 * Edward Hutchinson Esq r Judge of this Court 
and Remitted the Sum of" £329, 7s., 9d., "of her above Demand 
in Favour of her said Testator's Children namely Nathanael 
William Anne and Dorothy — and Subjects her self to Distribute 
the same between them according to the Tenour of the said 
Testator's Will 

Dorothy Gilman" 
* Signed in presence of Me 

Edw d Hutchinson Judge Prob*" 
in* acvxxmt was also recorded, 45 ^S^ 1 -] 



FORM FOR A BEQUEST 

I csv* ^4 l*m aik to th* Society of Mayflower Descendants, 
* ^Tvrasx^T 1 ^ -jjder the laws of the Commonwealth of 



*t*ss*^;a^ - . ■ . .dollars. 






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L. 



The Mayflower Passengers 



"5 



THE MAYFLOWER PASSENGERS 

There were only one hundred and four (104) Mayflower Passen- 
gers. Every one of them is included in the two lists following. 
There were no other passengers. 

[The 49 Passengers from Whom Descent Can Be Proved] 



John 1 Alden 
Isaac 1 Allerton 

wife Mary 

daughter Mar/ 

daughter Remember 1 
John 1 Billington 

wife Eleanor 

son Francis" 
William 1 Bradford 
William 1 Brewster 

wife Mary 

son Love" 
Peter 1 Brown 
James 1 Chilton 

wife 

daughter Mary 9 
Francis 1 Cooke 

son John" 



Edward 1 Doty 
Francis 1 Eaton 

wife Sarah 

son Samuel" 
Edward 1 Fuller 

wife 

son Samuel" 
Dr. Samuel 1 Fuller 
Stephen 1 Hopkins 

2d wife, Elizabeth 

son Gyles" 
(by 1st wife) 

daughter Constance' 
(by 1st wife) 
John 1 Howland 
William 1 Mullins 

wife Alice 

daughter PrisciHa" 



Degory 1 Priest 
Thomas 1 Rogers 

son Joseph" 
Henry 1 Samson 
George 1 Soule 
Myles 1 Standish 
John 1 Tilley 

wife 

daughter Elizabeth" 
Richard 1 Warren 
William 1 White 

wife Susanna 

son Resolved" 

son Peregrine" 
Edward 1 Winslow 



[The 55 Passengers from Whom We Cannot Prove Descent] 



Bartholomew* Allerton 
John Allerton 
John* Billington 
Dorothy Bradford 

( 1st wife of William") 
Wrestling* Brewster 
Richard Britteridge 
William Butten 
Robert Carter 
John Carver 
Katharine Carver 

(wife of John) 
Maid servant of the 

Carvers 
Richard Clarke 
Humility Cooper 
John 1 Crackston 

son John" 

Ely 

Thomas English 



Moses Fletcher 
Richard Gardiner 
John Goodman 
William Holbeck 
John Hooke 
Damans 1 Hopkins 
Oceanus" Hopkins 
John Langmore 
William Latham 
Edward Leister 
Edmund Margeson 
Christopher Martin 

wife 

Desire Minter 
Ellen More 
Jasper More 
Richard More 
[a boy] More 
Joseph" Mullins 
Solomon Prower 



John Rigdale 

wife Alice 
Rose Standish 

(1st wife of Myles') 
Elias Story 
Edward Thomson 
Edward Tilley 

wife Ann 
Thomas 1 Tinker 

wife 



son- 



William Trevore 
John 1 Turner 
son 



son- 



Roger Wilder 
Thomas Williams 
Elizabeth Winslow 

( 1st wifeof Edward 1 ) 
Gilbert Winslow 



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126 Anna (Aide*) Lorintfs Wilt 



ANNA (ALDEN) LORtNCS WILL 

Bt tbm Ennoa 

Anna 4 Aldcn. daughter of CoL John* Alden (Jonathan 2 , 
Jokn x ) of Duxbury, Mass^ married Benjamin Loring. They 
settled in Duxbury and had ten children, of whom five died in 
infancy, and a sixth died unmarried before his father. 

Benjamin Loring died I March, 1781, in his 73d year, and his 
widow Anna died 1 July, 1804, in her 89th year, according to 
the records on their gr av es to nes in the old cemetery at South 
Duxbury. 

Benjamin Loring died intestate and there is no settlement of 
his estate in the probate records. 

Anna* ( Aldcn> Loring made a will 20 July, 1787 ; and in 1797 
a codicil was drawn up and attached to the will, but it was not 
signed. The mill mentions: sons Samuel Loring, Judah Loring 
and Daniel Loring; a daughter, Lucy Fuller; and a grand- 
daughter, Hannah^Loring. The codicil mentions a daughter-in- 
law. Prudence Loring. 

We here present exhaustive abstracts of all records, and 
original documents in the file* relating^ to the estate of Anna 
I AMwO Loring. found in the Plymouth County, Mass., Registry 

ot ^£*^ . printed at the expense of Mr. Horace H. 

These ah^ct^a^ 

Soute, f^^^^^.^cendants, and a descendant of Benjamin 
oety of * avfl ;^^ l ^^^through their son Samuel Loring, 
and Anna* ^^J^S^ 
who married ™ence ^ ^ q ^ document fa 

The reference, to tnc 1^ 
files, is noted with each a»^ 



) Loring's Will] 

-Anna Loring of Duxborough .... 
[From oni j^KUroW late of Duxborough Deceast" 

widow Relict of Bequests were as follows: 

made her will, ^ charges are "to be Paid in Con- 

First. aU d ^ by my foer Children Equally 

veniant time after Jlilfcll , M _, t 

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Anna (Alden) Loring?* Will 127 

betwcan them viz Samuel Loring Judah Loring Daniel Loring 
and Lucy Fuller." 

To "Son Samuel Loring all my Seder Swamp .... in the 
township of Duxborough above S d in a Certain Place known by 
the Name of Sprauges Swamp, and all my waering appariel that 
I have had Since my Husbands Decease or Shall have that my 
Son Sam 11 Doth Provide for me" 

To "Sons Judah Loring and Daniel Loring Eaqually Betwean 
them all My Right in lands .... in a Place Formally Called 
Contocook Now known by the Name of Bosquine*, which I have 
Already Given them by a Dead of Gift" 

To "Daughter Lucy Fuller My Silver tankerd and my trunk 
and all my waering appariel Not before Disposed of. Except my 
Gold buttens" 

To "my well beloved Grandafter Hannah Loring my Gold 
Buttens" 

"the holl of the Remainder of my Estate Not Befoer disposed 
of be Eaqually Divided Betwean my foer Children viz Samuel 
Loring Judah Loring Daniel Loring and Lucy Fuller." 

"Son Samuel Loring to be my Soul Executor". 

The witnesses were "Peres Loring", Deborah Loring and 
Levi Loring. 

[From original letter] On 23 August, 1804, the will was pro- 
bated, on the testimony of Perez Loring and Deborah Loring, 
and administration granted to Samuel Loring, the executor 
therein named. 

The will and letter of administration were also recorded, 
40:89. 

[From unrecorded bond] On 23 August, 1804, Samuel Loring, 
yeoman, of Duxbury, as executor, with "Peres Loring", yeoman, 
of Duxbury and John Faunce, yeoman, of Kingston, as sureties, 
gave a bond of $1,000.00. The witnesses were Crocker Sampson 
and Anne Sampson. 

[40:363] "Duxbury June y* 29 th 1805 then received of Samuel 
Loring Executor" $160.66, "with some Household Furniture 
which is in full of all demands against the Estate of my Mother". 
Signed by Daniel Loring and witnessed by Judah Loring. 

"Duxbury Septem r 10* 1805 Then rec* of Sam 1 Loring Exec- 
utor .... of our Mother Anna Loring late of Duxbury deceased" 
$160.66, "with the Silver Tankard Trunk &c agreeably to the 
will of the deceased". Signed by Lucy Fuller and "J* Fuller" 
and witnessed by Lucy Loring.. 

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128 The Estate of Noah Brown* of Attleborough, Mass. 

"Duxbury October y 10 th 1805 Then rec* of Sam 1 Loring 
Executor" $160.65, "with some Household Furniture which is in 
full of all demands against the Estate of my Mother". Signed by 
Judah Loring and witnessed by Lucy Fuller. 

[From unrecorded document] Filed with the will is an un- 
signed codicil, which was formerly attached to the will by wafers. 
It evidently was made, at Duxbury, in 1797. An exhaustive ab- 
stract follows. 

"Whareas I Anna Loring of Duxborough .... Relict of 
M r Benj n Loring .... declared my last will .... Dated" 20 July, 
1787, "I .... Do by this present Codicil Confirme .... my Said 
last will .... Excepting one Old large Trunk Given to Lucy 
Fuller my Daughter which I now give to my Daughter in law 
Prudence Loring allso there is one Paer of Gold Buttens Excepted 
that was Given to my Grandaughter Hannah Loring, the Said 
Gold Buttens I now Give to My Son Samuel Loring .... in 
witness whereof I have hearunto Set my hand & Seal at Dux- 
borough this [*] A.D. 1797" 



THE ESTATE OF NOAH BROWN* 
OF ATTLEBOROUGH, MASS. 

BV THE EDITOE 

In our October, 1918, issue we printed, at the expense of Mr. 
Winfield Martin Brown, of Boston, a member of the Massachu- 
setts Society of Mayflower Descendants, exhaustive abstracts of 
all records relating to the settlement of the estate of his ancestor 
William Brown* (James 9 , Lydia* Howland, John 1 ) of Rehoboth, 
Mass. 

We now present, at the expense of the same gentleman, ex- 
haustive abstracts of all records, and original documents on file, 
in the Bristol County, Mass., Registry of Probate, relating to the 
estate of Mr. W. M. Brown's ancestor in the next generation, 
Noah Brown 5 (William*, James 9 , Lydia* Howland, John 1 ), of 
Attleborough, Mass. 

The date of the widow's petition seems to be an error, but it 
is correctly copied from the original document. 

The proper reference, to the record, or to the original docu- 
ment on file, is noted with each of the following abstracts. 

• Space was left for the day and month. 



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The Estate of Noah Brown 5 of Attleborough, Mass. 129 

[The Estate of Noah Brown 5 ] 

[From unrecorded petition] On 24 May, 1776, Deborah 
Brown petitioned that "My Son Noah Brown be Administrator 
To the Estate of my Late Husband Noah Brown Deceased". 
The petition was dated at Attleborough. 

[147:128] On 6 May, 1776, Noah Brown of Attleborough, 
yeoman, was appointed administrator on the estate of "Noah 
Brown Late of Attleborough deceased .... Intestate" 

[From unrecorded bond] On 6 May, 1776, Noah Brown, 
yeoman, as administrator, with Moses Willmarth, gentleman, and 
John Foster, yeoman, as sureties, all three of Attleborough, gave 
a bond for £1000. The witnesses were Elkanah Willmarth and 
George Leonard, Jr. 

[From unrecorded warrant] On 6 May, 1776, Moses Will- 
marth, Elkanah Willmarth and John Foster were appointed to 
appraise the estate. 

[From original inventory] The inventory was taken 25 May, 
1776. The real estate was: "The homested Farm Containing 
3154 acers and Buildings There on" £114, 19s., 6d.; "Ten acers 
and Twenty Three Rods of Wood Land in Rehoboth" £30, 8s.; 
"one acer & halfe & 23 Rods of Wood Land Near John Willmarth" 
£1, 19s. The total amount of the inventory was £214, us., 8d. 
Noah Brown, the administrator, made oath to the inventory on 
28 October, 1776. [The inventory also recorded, 24:274.] 

[129:246-251] On 28 April, 1777, "Noah Brown of Attle- 
borough .... yeoman" was appointed guardian of Stephen, 
Rebecca, Hannah, James, John and Bethiah, children of "Noah 
Brown Late of s d Attleborough dec", all being under fourteen 
years of age. 

[From unrecorded bonds] On 28 April, 1777, Noah Brown, as 
guardian, gave six bonds, of £1000 each, with Thomas French 
and Elisha Willmarth as sureties. George Leonard, Jr., and 
Experience Leonard witnessed the bonds. 

[From unrecorded warrant] On 15 November, 1783, John 
Daggett, Esq., Moses Willmarth and Zephaniah Bishop were 
appointed to appraise the real estate, and set off to the widow 
"one full third part thereof if she is not other waise Indowed 
before marriage". 

[From unrecorded division] On 27 November, 1783, John 
Daggett, Moses Willmarth and Zephaniah Bishop appraised the 
real estate and found that "their is about Fourtey acres and a 
half acre of Land in Said Estat Lying in three Pices which with 
the Bidding on Said Land we aprise at" £142, 14s., "And we 



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130 The Estate of Noah Brow* of AttUborough, Mass. 

have Set off to Deborah Brown the Said Deccasedes Widow for 
her Thurds or Dower .... about Eight acres of Land in Said 
Estate in two Pices Namly about Six acres and a half acre of 
Land in the home Place Bounded as FoDoweth the first Corner 
is a Stake and beep of Stons on the North Side of the Road then 
Runs Easterly by Said Road Eleven Rods to the Southeast Corner 
of the home Place then Runs North about fourteen Degrees west 
by the Lands of Amos Daggett Sixtey one Rods to Chustnut 
Stub for a Corner being the North East Corner of Said home 
Place then Runs West about Ten Degrees South Twentey four 
Rods and Thirteen feet to a Corner in the Ston wall then Runs 
South about fifteen Degres East and is to Run on the Present 
Ston wall Thirtey Rods to the South End of Said Ston wall then 
Runs East Eighteen Degrees North Twelve Rods to the South 
End of a Peice of Ston Wall being the west Side of the Barn 
yard then Runs Southerly on a Straight Line to the Corner first 
mintioned the other Peice of Land Sett off to Said Thurds 
about one acre and a half acre of wood Land Lying on the west 
Side of the Road between the Dwelling hous of Ephraim French 
and the Dwelling hous of Dan Wilbnarth and is the Lot of Land 
that the Deceased Purchased of Cap* Henry Sweet by a Deed of 
Sale Baring Date" 25 December, 1772, "we Set of to Said widows 
Thurds the whol of the Dwellin Hous on Said Estate and on that 
Part Sett off to Said Thurds — we Except and Reserve the hay 
Barn and Corn Barn Standing on Said Thurds for the other heirs 
to Said Estate to Take Said Biddings off of Said Thurds . the 
whol of the Lands and Biddings Set off to Said Thurds we 
apprise at" £47, us., 4d. The division was "filed by Coll dagget", 
23 February, 1784. 

[From original account] "The Accompt of Noah Brown Ad- 
ministrator of the . Estat of Noah Brown his Father Late of 
Attleborough Deceased" was sworn to, 3 March, 1784. Cash had 
been received from Elisha Willmarth and Ephraim French. Pay- 
ments had been made to: Josiah Carpenter; Consider Brown; 
William Sabin ; Amos Daggett ; John Bishop ; Moses Willmarth ; 
Joseph Bridgham; Timothy Conant; Zephaniah Bishop; John 
Macomber ; Bezaleel Man ; Elkanah Willmarth ; Ephraim Bowen ; 
Nathaniel Bishop; Phebe Crossman; Thomas French; David 
Perry ; Dan Willmarth ; Amos Brown ; Ezra Perry ; Henry Sweet ; 
Nathan Willmarth; Abial Lane; Alexander Moor; Jonathan 
Cobb; Isaac Brown; John Daggett; Elkanah French; Reuben 
Daggett ; Ichabod Perry ; Comfort Capron ; Jasiel Perry ; Nathan- 
iel French; Paul Sanford; Stephen Draper; Daniel Martin; 



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The Estate of James BartletP 131 

Joshua Fisher; John Willmarth; Jonathan Follct; Daniel Perry; 
Samuel Artherton; Pentecost Blackinton; Enoch Hunt. [The 
account was also recorded, 28:23.] 



THE ESTATE OF JAMES BARTLETT 6 

By the Editoe 

James Bartlett* (Robert 4 , Joseph 9 , Mary* Warren, Rich- 
ard 1 ), of Plymouth, was born there, 7 August, 1701, and died 
13 January, 1722/3. The settlement of his estate proves that he 
left neither wife nor children, and he probably did not marry. 

In the final settlement of the estate, his mother, Sarah 8 Cooke 
(Jacob*, Francis 1 ), was mentioned ; also his six brothers, Thomas, 
John, Joseph, Ebenezer, Robert and Lemuel ; and his three sisters, 
Hannah Churchill wife of Eleazer Churchill, Sarah Finney wife 
of John Finney, and Elizabeth Bartlett. 

We here give exhaustive abstracts of all records, and original 
documents on file, in the Plymouth County, Mass., Registry of 
Probate, relating to the settlement of the estate. 



[Estate of James Bartlett 5 ] 

[4:446] On 3 August, 1724, "John Bartlett of Plymouth" was 
appointed administrator of the estate of "your Brother James 
Bartlett late of Plymouth lately dyed Intestate" 

[From original bond] On 5 August, 1724, John Bartlett, as 
administrator, with Samuel Bartlett and Thomas Murdoch as 
sureties, all of Plymouth, gave a bond of £200. The witnesses 
were Nathaniel Thomas and Joshua Cushing. 

[From original warrant] On 3 August, 1724, "mr James 
Barnabey mr Stephen Churchell and mr Francis Addams all of 
Plimoth", were appointed to appraise the "Estate both Reall and 
personall". [The warrant was also recorded, 5:83.] 

[From original inventory] The inventory was taken, 10 Feb- 
ruary, 1724/5, by "James Barnebe", "Stephen Churchell" and 
"Francis Adams". The appraisers and the administrator made 
oath to the inventory, 5 March, 1724/5. The real estate was 
"a parcel of Land att Elerever", £65 ; "a piece of Land att Well- 



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x$2 ' The Estate of James BartUtt* 

ittsc^ev and a barn*\ £6ol [The inventory was also recorded, 

i5 :I ~] "T^c Settlement of y* Estate of James Bartkt[t] 
late of P!y^jccth .... deceased Intestate** was made by Isaac 
W-ssjcw* Esq-, J^c^e of Probate, on 16 January, 1726. "The 
mhcSeci y* Estate ... - be=g Prised at £i53:ii*:io*: The Reall 
F.<ite N^es: Prised at £125: 0^:0* The Personal Estate being 
Pri^d at rJsSrii*:!^* : Debes dae from y* Estate ft Charge of 
acrr-trstrasoc a=cc=rir^ to y* S= of £9:i6»:o. There then 
R*r\L-» ^ Ve irr^ied ro y* rxrcbe'r] ft aa o ng st y* Brothers & 
Sisters of y* S x J arises Barker: ieoeas* rzz To m™ Sarah Bart- 
5«t v* rrccber of y* s* 3ee* a=*£ r? TS-rra* Bartfctt Jn° Bartlett, 
\-5«yfc Fjlt:Vcl E^oeser Eartjc Rifcert Bartlett, Lemnel Bart- 
Vet H^TCkii O^rc^r *'" wife rr ^gsarr Grzrthel : Sarah Finney 
y* % -?e of J^t Frrmrr ft ErsiSei Ssrtjetr a3 of Plymouth 

* vre^* . ?r .v g ft S^csr? rf y* Mceased : y* Sum of £143 : 
:^ v :o* w5rc^ to rAri rf rags, rr y* -n.<hrr y* Sum of £14: 
o v ^ x-tc x* F-aoi ,:? y* rnrrtr^ ft Sscers aizces* y* Sum of 
i x .^ ~ a SMre *-t\i ifr^r ~ae Heari^ ft Consideration 

* V«" , 5c- u-v: V Nrr^: 7 -cr^ser^i f }* Laais of y* s* dec 4 

vVw-v k\ Se. xo: r-r ** rx-ensr ft aexnor^ all y* Brethren ft 
Ss.v^ c* •* «xv*£s?r %^-rx-ci: C"^sc F'r^-nrvy to ft Spoiling of 
x* vju-< ' \- -t r^r-t ;r~ Senei t« w~uie re y* 5* Estate both 
v.- A *V^.\.: r.\^t T^tt^ss o»ar:t*r i ~rr* 3^rtiett y* two 
*\vs -:*x\^ ^ •- >- ^*o^ TS? 7..*v. % ;\ik *• r-^nacr follow- 
. ^ * - * ^ V> — ^ ?^l—.=^: 5 r-u— _-^- ^ H>. : Rrrar in 

Nx -w\> i • >nr<* f*~.3?£ it S.tt*- ~^c ^ - •-< %-ot y* Privi- 
Vv^x ^ i s;v\. -x**-i-«< r?e~:r- : *v\:^ -^ - 7: 1* S* 

;.. wt 41 ■ ^ ^11? Payed ft 

x v VN , vXNV >w^ - ■ Sarah Bartlett 

^ % * ^vv ^41 - ti o££i4:6»:t^. 

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Unrecorded Barnstable County Deeds 133 



UNRECORDED BARNSTABLE COUNTY DEEDS 

Abstracts bythi Editor 
(Continued from Vol. XX, p. 48) 

The abstracts printed in this issue were made, in 1908, from 
original deeds then in the possession of Mrs. Susan J. Dyer, of 
Provincetown, Mass. None of these deeds had been recorded. 



[Joseph Mayo, guardian, and Samuel Bangs to 
Benjamin Collins] 

On 19 June, 1744, "Joseph mayo of Harwich .... yeoman as 
guardian to Elisha Bangs of sd Harwich and Samuel Bangs of of 
sd Harwich yeoman", for £3, "money of the old Tenor", sold 
to "Benjamin Collings of Truro .... yeoman — . one sixth part 
of a lot of Land Laying in Truro afore said on the west side of 
Stouts creek meadow so called said Lot of Land being Laid out 
to Cap to Jonathan Bangs and to Edward Bangs his son — and 
also one sixth part of a lot of meadow by said Stouts creek Laid 
out to the said Cap to Jonathan Bangs & Edward his son". 

The deed was signed by Joseph Mayo and Samuel Bangs, and 
was witnessed by Joseph Freeman and [worn ojf]acher Freeman. 

It was acknowledged, 19 June, 1744, by Joseph Mayo and 
Samuel Bangs, before Joseph Freeman, Justice of the Peace, and 
was not recorded. 

[Joshua and Thomas Hinckley to Benjamin Collins] 

On 11 November, 1757, "Joshua Hinkley of a Place Called 
& known by y* Name of Oblong in y* Goverment of New York 
Yeoman & Thomas Hinkley of Harwich in y* County of Barn- 
stable .... Yeoman", for 12s., "Lawfull Money paid us by Ben- 
jamin Collins of Truro", sold to said Benjamin Collins "all That 
our parcel of woodland Lying in Truro being our Right and 
Intrest in y« Tfiird Lot Lying on y* South Side of Pamet River 
So ailed". 

The deed was signed by Thomas Hinkley, only, and was wit- 
nessed by Solomon Pepper and Nathaniel Stone. It was ac- 
knowledged by Thomas Hinkley, 11 November, 1757, before 
Nathaniel Stone, Justice of the Peace, and was not recorded. 



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1.H ~i*t>\i9*fiks of ftwkari Mort of Salem and His Sans 

(NHkKKJttK TO COLLINS] 

\\u -*H V^u*i, \\\\ ^XwHmmJ Nkkerson of Chatham .... 
>v,uw*tt ^ \ !t*»kiuQ Xtokermi fcxs mixe*. for £i. ios^ "Lawfull 
Uv^*v\ >^u K^ iV,v\ a:v..j* v\x: r^< Jocurban coffings jr yeomen 
^ S • .% >\v ^> KoM * \v v * «>* >a^xr=s ccCags Late of Truroe 
IVsv^- a. „^ ;* ♦.%< x- r^ac ?cr S^rc ami tides of lands 

,»™ .. N ^v* ^ v* \n »> Vvr\< x^-tc^u rtvTiiBd or undivided 
^.t^a ;**.*, w .xv *> -* \5, v ; ^ *ur Hmr* ^^cbbs* mutha mary 
\\ivxv. A.. b \^' v- vV" ^jsa&tm Bangs or Harwich 

\ v— v% \\v.\m -•- *x >t<n :nc ie«L Thankful Xkker- 

>.*. n^.^^. : ^* ;• ... x. ._-.. .*>c:r.^.*».<:r»jL t. -fit Tmra. 2l£ Angast, 
';as \a,v <i- ».v *-.«i« ---socc -i ne ?«sk& 

■x -xv^ tocv % :?«^>*o* > -irr*ti» ?-^ne and 3en]amm 



Afil> >US* >C?<h <**rt*uttX .-WXD CALEB 



> . wfc. _!#»1W 







*e reproduce a portion if 

Mffe signatures of Rkimri 

I te sons Richard More. 

•<^an of Several! the Lsk 

^presented to the General 

e -jrtgtnal document is pre- 

■m wealth of Massachusetts, 

Sliced shows autographs as 

t ScMtr"; "Richard More 

btti marston Juner"; "John 

Williams"; "Rich: 

Kie: "Jonathan P'ukiing". 

cwr England Historical and 

\. pp. 83-86]; but the 

lucO. overlooked and omitted 

h* assigned the "Seneir" to 



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The Will of William Makepeace of Taunton 135 

The only John Rucke of Salem, in 1668, had a son John, who 
was born in August, 1657 ; but the father would not have added 
Senior to his name when his son was only eleven years old. 

As Richard More, father and son, signed the petition together, 
it would have been natural for the father to add Senior to his 
name. Furthermore, the present writer has found several other 
autograph signatures of Richard More, Senior, in each of which 
he wrote "Se^' at the right and above the line, as he wrote 
"Seneir" in the signature here reproduced. In no case did he 
write it on the line. 

In our third volume,* the present writer published the proof 
that Capt. Richard More of Salem was the Richard More who 
came in The Mayflower, to Plymouth, in 1620. In the illustrations 
accompanying that article, were shown the gravestones of : Capt. 
Richard More ; his two wives, Christian and Jane ; his son Caleb ; 
his daughter Christian (More) Conant; and two of his grand- 
children, namely, Samuel son of Richard and Sarah More, and 
Barbara daughter of Samuel and Susanna Dutch. 



THE WILL OF WILLIAM MAKEPEACE OF TAUNTON 

AND THE ESTATE OF HIS SON-IN-LAW 

EMANUEL WILLIAMS OF TAUNTON 

By thb Editor 

William Makepeace, of Taunton, Mass., married Abigail 
Tisdale*, daughter of John Tisdale and Abigail* Rogers (John*, 
Thomas 1 ) of Taunton. In his will, dated 16 November, 1736, 
he mentioned sons : Seth, William and Thomas ; the six children 
of his deceased daughter Abigail; and seven living daughters, 
Anna, Mary, Susanna, Lydia, Deborah, Remember and Priscilla. 

The daughter Abigail Makepeace* married Emanuel Williams, 
of Taunton, and survived him, but died before her father. The 
settlement of Emanuel Williams' estate shows that he left three 
sons, Gershom, John and Simeon, and three daughters, Ann (the 
wife of William Barney), Lydia and Phebe. 

We here print exhaustive abstracts of all records, and original 
documents on file, in the Bristol County Registry of Probate, at 
Taunton, Mass., relating to the estates of William Makepeace and 
Emanuel Williams. 

• Mayflower Descendant, III : 193-301. 



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136 The Will of William Makepeace of Taunton 

These abstracts have been prepared at the expense of Miss 
Gertrude I. Lake, of Holliston, Mass., a descendant of Emanuel 
Williams, through his son Gershom, and a member of the Massa- 
chusetts Society of Mayflower Descendants. 

The proper reference, to the record, or the original document 
on file, is noted with each of the following abstracts. 



[Estate of Emanuel Williams] 

[Bristol Co. Prob. From original inventory] "An Inventory 
of y* Estate of Emanuell Wiliams late of Taunton deceased" was 
taken on 2 November, 1719, by John Thrasher, John Mason and 
Ebenezer Williams. Thrasher signed by a mark. The real estate 
was "The dwelling house and homestead being one hundred and 
sixtean accres of Lande and half a saw mill" £580; "fiftean accres 
more of Land sens* Laid out" £11 ; "half a Right in Midelborrah 
sixtean shiling purches" £4; "twenty acres of land by deade not 
acknoledg" £10. 

On 4 July, 1720, "Abigell Williams Administratrix to y* 
Estate of her Husband Emanuell Williams late of Taunton In- 
testate Decaced" made oath to the inventory. [The inventory 
was also recorded, 3 : 647.] 

[From unrecorded bond] On 4 July, 1720, "Abigail Williams 
widow & Relect of Emanuel williams late of Taunton deceased 
intestate", as administratrix, with William Makepeace and John 
Mason, both of Taunton, as sureties, gave a bond for £500. Abi- 
gail Williams and William Makepeace signed by marks. The 
witnesses were John Cary and John Cary, Jr. 

[From original inventory] On 8 and 9 February, 1724/5, an 
inventory of the estate was taken by Samuel Williams, John 
Staple and Benjamin Wilbore. The real estate was: "The dwell- 
ing house and barn and homestead Containing sixty five acres" 
£260; "fifty acres of land in the southeasterly end of Cottley so 
Called that was formerly Thomas Joslins to gather with sixteen 
acres more that was granted partly on the northwest side of s d fifty 
acres and partly on the southeast side of s d fifty acres" £180; 
"half an old sawmill that is with John macomber and Samuel 
macomber in partnership" £5. William Makepeace, administrator 
de bonis non, made oath to the inventory on 30 March, 1730. 
[The inventory was also recorded, 7 : 8.] 

•Since. 



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The Will of William Makepeace of Taunton 137 

[5 : 17] On 17 February, 1724/5, William Makepeace was 
appointed administrator de bonis non. 

[From unrecorded bond] On 17 February, 1725/6,* William 
Makepeace of Taunton, as administrator de bonis non, with John 
Tisdale and Thomas Macomber, yeomen, both of Taunton, as 
sureties, gave a bond for £300. William Makepeace signed by a 
mark. The witnesses were Stephen Paine and Gershom Crane. 

[From unrecorded petition] "The Petition of Gersham Wil- 
liams Son of Emanuel Williams Late of Taunton Deceased In- 
testate Whereas my Father Dyed Seized of a considerable Estate 
.... and since his Decease there has been but very little care 
taken concerning the said Estate so that the moveables are most 
of them destroyed as to the Real Estate John Williams my Eldest 
Brother does make great havock of the Timber both on the Home- 
stead and Cedar-Swamp and when he has cut Down all the Cedar 
in the Cedar Swamp the Land will then be of but Little value. 
And so the rest of the Children will be much Wronged of their 
Rights. And I being now .21. years of age and having a desire 
(and also in great necessity) of receiving my part of my Fathers 

Estate Therefore, I would Humbly beseech that your Honour 

would appoint" John Mason, John Macomber, William Haskins, 
Henry Haskins and Abraham Waldron, "to make a Division and 
Distribution of the Estate .... to and amongst his Children" 

The petition was dated at Dighton, 2 February, 1729/30. 

[From unrecorded petition] "Lydia Williams of Taunton 
Being abought Eighteen years of age & Daughter of Emanuell, 
williams of sd Taunton Decsed Do here By mak Choice of william 
Barney of sd taunton as my Guardin". The petition was signed 
by a mark, and was "Dated Freetown march The 27* 1730" 

[From unrecorded petition] "Phebe Williams .... have 
chosen my brother John Williams of said Taunton to be my 
Guardian". The petition was signed by a mark, and was "Dated 
at Taunton March y* 30 th 1730" 

[6 : 387 & 388] On 30 March, 1730, William Barney, of 
Taunton,' was appointed guardian of Lydia Williams; and John 
Williams, yeoman, of Taunton, was appointed guardian of Phebe 
Williams, above fourteen years of age, and of Simeon Williams, 
under fourteen years, children of Emanuel Williams, deceased. 

[From unrecorded bonds] On 30 March, 1730, William 
Barney, blacksmith, as guardian of Lydia Williams, with William 
Makepeace and John Williams, yeomen, as sureties, all three of 
Taunton, gave a bond of £500. 

•ThU U plainly an error for 1724/5, the date of the appointment at adminis- 
trator. 



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138 The WHl of William Makepeace of Taunton 

The same day, John Williams, as guardian of Phebe Williams 
and Simeon Williams, with William Makepeace and William 
Barney as sureties, gave two bonds, of £500 each. 

William Makepeace signed the three bonds by marks, and they 
all were witnessed by Stephen Paine and Nehemiah Campbell. 

[From original account] The account of William Makepeace, 
administrator de bonis non, was sworn to and approved, 30 March, 
1730. Payments had been made to Josiah Winslow, Jr.; "Isaac 
Perce"; "mr:" Samuel Danforth; Malachi Holloway; Seth 
Makepeace; Samuel Williams; "Nicholas Moorey"; John Staple; 
Benjamin Wilbore; "Docter Winslow"; William Hoskins; John 
Tisdale; Elizabeth French; Henry Haskins; Benjamin Terry; 
John Macomber; Joseph Trovan; Ebenezer Hath way; John 
Rasher ; Ebenezer Cobb ; Henry Tisdale ; Samuel Hoar ; Samuel 
Richmond, Jr.; Benjamin Eliot; Thomas Terry, Esq.; Josiah 
Hoskins. [The account was also recorded, 7 : 6.] 

[From unrecorded warrant] On 22 April, 1730, Seth Williams, 
Esq., Capt. Samuel Williams, John Mason, John Godfree and 
Abraham Waldron were appointed to divide the real and personal 
estate of Emanuel Williams, deceased, among his children. 

[From unrecorded division] The division was made, 28 Oc- 
tober, 1730, by Samuel Williams, John Mason and Abraham 
Waldron, as follows: 

"Imprimus We have set off Thirty Eight Acres three Roods 
and Thirty six perches for the first lott or share in the said De- 
ceased" Homestead or farm, it being the southerly end thereof 
Beginning at a heap of stones being the South-East corner of 
said Homestead : from thence ranging in an old line of said Farm 
North Two Degrees and Three quarters westerly Thirty nine 
Rods and a half to a stake we set up for a bounds: And from 
thence we ranged West five Degrees Southerly to the westerly 
Extent of said Homestead or farm : the last mentioned line being 
a Dividing line betwen the first and second Lotts or shares" 

" for the second lott or share we set off on the Northerly side 
the first share Thirty one Acres one Rood and nine perches Be- 
ginning at the last mentioned stake and from thence Ranging in 
the old line North Two Degrees and Three quarters Westerly 
Ten Rods to an old corner stake: from thence we ranged East 
Twenty nine Degrees and a half Northerly: Nineteen Rods to 
another old stake in the Plain: from thence we ranged North 
Three Degrees and Three quarters Westerly Eighteen Rods and 
a quarter in an old line to a stake we set up for a bounds : And 
from thence we Ranged West Twelve Degrees Southerly, to the 



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The Will of William Makepeace of Taunton 139 

Westerly Extent of said Homestead: The last mentioned line 
being a Dividing line between the second and Third lotts or 
shares" 

" for the third lot or share we set off on the Northerly side of 
the second share Twenty seven Acres one Rood and sixteen 
perches Beginning at the last mentioned stake: And from thence 
we ranged in the old line of said Homestead North three Degrees 
and three quarters westerly Twenty Eight rods and a half to a 
stake we set up for a bounds And from thence we Ranged West 
fifteen Degrees Southerly to the westerly Extent of said Home- 
stead The last mentioned line being a Dividing Line between the 
Third and fourth Lots or shares" 

" for the fourth lott or share we set off on the Northerly side 
of the Third lott or share Thirty six Acres three Roods and four 
perches : Beginning at the last mentioned stake : And from thence 
we ranged in the old line of said Homestead North Three Degrees 
and three quarters westerly : Twenty seven Rods and a quarter to 
a great Pine tree : being an old marked tree : from Thence we 
ranged North three Degrees and a half Easterly in an old line 
forty one rods to a stake we set up for a bounds : And from 
thence we ranged west Thirty one Degrees and a half Southerly 
to the Westerly Extent of said Homestead : The last mentioned 
line being a Dividing line between the fourth and fifth lotts or 
shares" 

"for the fifth lott or share we set off Thirty Acres one Rood 
and four perches Beginning at the last mentioned stake And from 
thence ranging in the old line North Three Degrees and a half 
Easterly Eleven rods to an old Birch stake from thence we 
Ranged in an old line North Twenty Eight Degrees Easterly fifty 
four Rods and a half to an old Pine stake being an old corner : 
And from thence we ranged west Thirty two Degrees Southerly 
to the westerly Extent of said Homestead The last mentioned 
line being a Dividing line between the fifth and sixth lotts or 
shares" 

" for the sixth Lott or share we set off Thirty one Acres Two 
Roods and Twenty nine perches Beginning at the last mentioned 
old pine stake : And from thence we Ranged in an old line East 
six Degrees Northerly Thirty rods to a Stake by the Highway 
side : from thence we Ranged in an old line : North Thirteen 
Degrees and a half Westerly Twenty one rods and a half to a 
stake we set up for a bounds : And from thence : we ranged west 
Twenty two Degrees Southerly to the Westerly Extent of said 
Homestead the last : mentioned Line being a a Dividing line be- 
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HO The Will of William Makepeace of Taunton 

"for the Seventh lott or share we set off Thirty nine Acres 
two Roods and Thirty perches it being the Northerly end of said 
Homestead and is set off by the last mentioned Dividing line 
which. ranges between the aforesaid sixth and seventh lotts or 
shares West Twenty two Degrees southerly to the Westerly 
Extent of said Homestead as aforesaid" 

"The aforesaid Homestead being thus Divided into seven 

Equal Lotts or Shares we have Distributed .... amongst the said 
Deceased his Children as followed!" 

"First to John Williams the Eldest Son .... the second and 
Third Lotts or shares aforesaid with the Dwelling House and 
Barn thereon as his Double potion or Two full shares in his 
Deceased fathers Real Estate." 

"2 1 * To Gersham Williams the second Son .... we have set 
out .... the sixth Lott or share" 

"3 1 * To Semion Williams the Third son .... we have set out 
.... the fourth Lott or share" 

"4* To Anne the Wife of William Barney : the Eldest 
Daughter we have set out .... the fifth Lott or share" 

"$** To Lydia Williams the second Daughter .... we have 
set out .... the seventh lott or share" 

"&y To Phebe Williams the Third Daughter we have set 

out .... the first Lott or share" 

The personal estate also was divided among the six children. 
The division of the personal estate refers to the guardians of 
Simeon, Phebe and Lydia, but does not name them. 

[Will of William Makepeace] 

[Bristol Co. Prob. From original will] "William Makepeace 
of Taunton" made his will, on 16 November, 1736. Bequests were 
as follows: 

To "my son Seth Makepeace & my son William Makepeace 
and my son Thomas Makepeace besides what I have convey'd to 
them by by Deeds, the sum of three shillings viz one shilling 
Each" 

To "y* six Children of my Daughter Abigal Deoeased besides 
what I conveyed to her in her life time the sum of Eighteen 
pence each" 

To "my Daughter Annah" £3, "and my daugter Susannah" 
30s., "the s$me to be paid to them out of my movables or personal 
Estate before Devition be made thereof" 

To "my Daughter Susannah my brass Kittel" 

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The IVill of William Makepeace of Taunton 141 

personal Estate not given away by this my will after my Just 
Debts, Legacyes, and funiral Charges are paid, I give the same 
to be Equally Devided amonge my seven Daughters hereafter 
named viz: Annah Mary, Susannah, Lydia, Deborah, Remember 
& Persilla" 

"I also give to said seven Daughters and to their Heirs and 
Assigns for ever my lot of land that lyeth between the land of 
John Smith and y* land that was Daniel Williams Deceased, and 
y« land of Elnathan Thrasher & y« Highway, and also all the land 
that Remains due to me from y* Heirs of mr: nicholas Moorey 
late of Dighton Deceased, of y* forty acres said Moorey sold to 
me at three mile River" 

"my Daughter Lydia and my Daughter Susannah to be my 
Executrixes" 

The will was signed by a mark. 

The witnesses were Seth Williams, Mercy Mason and Stephen 
Macomber. "Seth Williams Esq r and Mercy Mason" made oath 
to the will, 21 June, 1737. [The will was also recorded, 8 : 480.] 

[From original inventory] The inventory was taken on 5 Jan- 
uary, 1736, by Samuel Pitts, "John Briggs 2 nd " and John God- 
frey. The only real estate was: "about 4 or 5 acrs of Improoved 
Land" £100. "Lidia Witheril and Susanah Godfrey Daughters 
and Executrixes" made oath to the inventory, 21 June, 1737. 
[The inventory was also recorded, 8 : 481.] 

[From unrecorded petition] "The petetion of Ann Makepeace 
of Taunton .... widow and Relick of William Makepeace Late 
of Taunton afores d Deceas d most Humbly Sheweth — That The 
afores d William Makepeace .... was Removed from her By 
Death Some time in the mounth of December Last past and That 
in the time of his Sickness he Dissposed of his Estate By will The 
which your petitioner apprehends will Soon Be presented To your 
Hon r to Be proved .... and for as much as her Said Late 
hussband hath not made any provission for her or given her any 
Thing in s d will in Leiw of her Thirds or any other ways : your 
Hon" petitioner Therefore prays That Said will may not Be 
allowed But That Shee may have one Third of his Estate That 
he Died Seized of Assigned and Set off unto her for her Support 
in her old and infirm age :" 

The petition was signed by a mark, and was dated "Taunton 
February y* 23-1736" 

"filed in the Probaite office march y« 7 1736" 

[8 : 479] On 21 June, 1737, the will was probated, and admin- 
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Mackpeicc Late of Taunton Deceased, wifes of Simeon Witheril 
and Joseph Godfrey of Norton .... yeomen" 

[From unrecorded bond] On 21 June, 1737, "Lydia Wetherel" 
and "Susana Godfree" as executrixes, with Simeon Wetherel and 
Uriah Atherton, yeomen, as sureties, all of Norton, gave a bond 
for £500. The witnesses were Stephen Paine and Thomas 
Richmond. 



FALSE AND FAKED MAYFLOWER CLAIMS 

Br Gbokgz Ernest Bowman 
(Continued from Vol. XX, p. 19*) 

As stated in the introduction to the first article of this series, 
it makes no difference whether an erroneous claim of Mayflower 
descent is deliberately faked, or is merely a careless error, the 
result is the same, many persons are misled, and a large propor- 
tion of them never discover that they have been deceived. 



MERCY SIMMONS WIFE OF BENJAMIN CHASE 

▼AS NOT A DAUGHTER OF 

JOHN AND MERCY (PABOEKE) SIMMONS 

In "The Chase Chronicle" for January, 1919, on page 6, we 
find an erroneous statement, of which the following is an exact 
copy: 

"(3). Benjamin Chase, the eldest son of Benjamin Chase (2), 
was born in 1682, in Freetown, and he married June 23, 1703 in 
Taunton Mercy Simmons, daughter of John and Mary* (Pea- 
body*) Simmons, and a great grand-daughter of John and Pris- 
cilla Alden of the Mayflower, as appears below." 

What "appears below" does not offer any evidence of any 
kind to prove the claim concerning the parentage of Mercy (Sim- 
mons) Chase ; and it need not be considered at this time, as we 
are interested only in the erroneous claim that she was a great- 
granddaughter of John Alden. 

The present writer knows nothing of the ancestry of Mercy 
(Simmons) Chase, and has made no attempt to determine the 
names of her parents, because there is ample proof that she was 

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neither a daughter, nor a granddaughter, of John and Mercy 
(Pabodie) Simmons. 

John Simmons and Mercy Pabodie* (Elisabeth 2 Alden, John 1 ) 
were married, at Duxbury, 16 November, 1669, and their first 
child, John, who was born 22 February, 1 670/1, was only thirty- 
two years old in 1703, when Benjamin Chase was married. More- 
over, John Simmons, Jr., did not marry until 1715, and the settle- 
ment of his intestate estate shows that he had no children by any 
earlier marriage. 

As William, the second son of John and Mercy (Pabodie) 
Simmons was born 24 February, 1672/3, and did not marry until 
about 1696, and had a daughter Mercy born in 1697, it is evident 
that he was not the father of Benjamin Chase's wife. 

The third son, Isaac Simmons, born 28 January, 1674/5, could 
not have been the father of a woman married in June, 1703. It is 
certain, therefore, that Mercy Simmons, wife of Benjamin Chase, 
was not a granddaughter of John and Mercy (Pabodie) Simmons. 
The proof that Benjamin Chase did not marry a daughter of 
John and Mercy (Pabodie) Simmons is direct and conclusive, 
and was published, in full, in the January, 1917, issue of "The 
Mayflower Descendant" (Vol. XIX, pp. 51-54), by the present 
writer. 

John Simmons died without making a will, therefore all his 
children, or their heirs if any were deceased, must have been 
mentioned in the settlement of his estate, on 11 February, 1715/16. 
If there had been a daughter Mercy then living, or if such a 
daughter had married and died leaving issue, that daughter or 
her heirs would have been considered in the settlement. No settle- 
ment without reference to all of the children would have been 
approved by the probate court. 

No daughter Mercy is mentioned in any way in this settlement, 
which, by its terms, plainly shows that there was no Mercy. "The 
Settlem* of the estate both real & personal of John Simmons .... 
dec 4 to and amongst his widdow & Childrean by mutuall agree- 
ment amongst themselves" mentions, and was signed by, the widow 
Mercy Simmons, the seven sons, John, William, Isaac, Benjamin, 
Joseph, Joshua and Moses, and by the daughters, Martha (Sim- 
mons) West and Rebecca (Simmons) Southworth, also by Con- 
stant Southworth, husband of the daughter Rebecca. 

Further evidence that there was no daughter Mercy is found 
in the will of Mercy (Pabodie) Simmons, which provides legacies 
for all of the children mentioned in the settlement of her hus- 
band's estate, but makes no reference to any other living or 
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f gently t>rrrt obliged to reject an application for iw J Ui&h ip, 
|H*beMtc<1 in good faith by a gentleman who had been inisied by 
till* btsj tun* error of "The Chase Chronicle w . 



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livcuuu, of Sandwich, and Samuel Freeman, of Watertown, 
Maiv, compiled by Rev. Frederick Freeman, was published in 

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VoL XXI OCTOBER, 1919 No. 4 



JABEZ? ROWLAND'S ESTATE 

By thb Editoe 

Jabez* Howland (Jabez* , John 1 ) was born at Plymouth, 
15 November, 1669, but his parents removed to Bristol (then in 
Massachusetts, now in Rhode Island) and he lived and died in 
Bristol. He was buried in the cemetery near St Michael's Episco- 
pal Church, but this cemetery was discontinued, and the old 
gravestones were removed to the Juniper Hill Cemetery. 

The inscription on his stone, copied from the original, by the 
Editor, reads as follows: "Here lyes Interred y* Body of Jabez 
Howland who dyed Oct br y« 17 th 1732 in y« 64 th year of His age" 

The record of his burial, copied, by the Editor, from page 13 
of the oldest book of the church records, reads as follows : " 1732 
&*r y« 19 Jabez Howland" 

It should be noted that October was the eighth month, in Old 
Style dating. The burial, therefore, was on 19 October, 1732, 
two days after his death. 

We here present exhaustive abstracts of all records, and orig- 
inal papers on file, in the Bristol County Registry of Probate, 
at Taunton, Mass., relating to the settlement of Jabez 1 Howland's 
estate. 

These abstracts have been made at the expense of a member 
of the Massachusetts Society of Mayflower Descendants, who is 
descended from Jabez* Howland, but this member has declined 
to allow us to use his name. 

The proper reference, to the record, or the original document 
on file, is noted with each of the following abstracts. 

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\+(s ZaJvj* Hovetand's Estate 

[Jabsx* Howukd's Estate] 

I From unwvwkd petition] On ^S* November, 1732, Elizabeth 
\lo*Uifci spinster* ** Brisal. petrSooed that she be appointed 
fetunuvxtratnx. ^miA her Stster Sechsa Bragg of BristoU Widdow 
& Vkfcs* IV^^etr to x* ZVce*sed~ 

; i^vcoi v\v I>v^ * : ^pe CVt sr Xc^e=6er. 1732, "m» Bethia 
^*A£S \U\vt Yjc&A^k^ Hc^Kiii S ca a sa e i both of BristoU 
Vu,<^ x ;^^ Jt A£--n r-scrxr-jaes T\r :ie Esdte of tbdr father m r 
% xN^ r^»Vv Ijc* ,-c ?ra»t Blacksmith Deceased" were 

,,°\vf jifi's^ww- X-c\:~ Or ^7f November, 1732. Bethiah 
>fc v^ %w» *rc £*.:-n^ui Howland, spinster, as administra- 

• \w % v y •,\v^ ^,if \^ gentleman, and Samod Howland, 
,\wv ^ ^.i-,**v>v _: .*.- ?nstol, gave a bond for £aooa The 

* c *v-s^^ »vx ^vv .vt 'f^ng and Mary Chandler. 

"* ^v *">* i-x % r.\-rr was taken, 6 December, 1732, by 
>;» vvi .^ • >. .v^ *_u v xydbory and Samuel RoyalL The real 
^«<. v « ^ >~* «v<^. lease and Lott with all the out housing 
,v >^ ~ - 0* • - .i"w C?>; "house and Land and barn Where 
><4 • .v^ *. mi >**»> * ±380; "Dweling house and Land where 

v v^ <.^.» . -c^ , .N£>: ~Ten accre Lott near Benj m Gorhams 
.-v. ■. ^\t of Land Joyning to m r fales & Samp- 
s', .v -> . . ^. uivi hsli Sixteenth of the Land and ware- 

wv^ . v iN«ucoii from mr Cary marchant" £40; "a 

... \^r« of mr Samuel Howland" £12; "Land 

v^ * . ^ .«*v* Omndy" £20; "Aboute 17 accres of Land 

v. *^o* ^v 'owning to Land of Edward Little" £140; 

v- .. , .. . -**l at y* North End y« town" £45; "Corn 

*... .v .cwv :ann" £160. The total amount of the in- 

., „^ . ^ ' t««. uc: * Eighty Nine ounces of plate" £82, 2s.; 
^ ^ „ ^ . w -iv>* <s*ch; a negro woman, £100; a gold ring, 

:liiah Bragg and Elizabeth Howland, 
tit Q*ih to the inventory. 

petition] On 11 December, 1732, "Jabiz 
btx Howland Late of Bristoll Dceased 
een years" requested the appointment 
oi Bristoll To be my Guardian". The 
V tie and Isaac Lawton. 

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Jabe& Howkmd's Estate 147 

[7:472] On 19 December, 1732, "Samuel Little of Bristoll 
.... Genteman" was appointed guardian of "Jabiz Howland 
above the age of fourteen years Son of m r Jabiz Howland Late 
of Bristol .... Deceased" 

[From unrecorded bond] On 19 December, 1732, Samuel 
Little, gentleman, as guardian, with William Walker, tanner, & 
Joseph Howland, joiner, all of Bristol, as sureties, gave a bond 
for £2000. The witnesses were Peleg Heath and Stephen Paine. 

[From unrecorded petition] On 23 February, 1732/3, Patience 
Howland, "Daughter of Jabiz Howland Late of Bristol Deceased 
.... Being Above the age of fourteen years .... made Choice of 
m r William Munroe of Bristol To be my Guardian" The petition 
was witnessed by Aaron Bourne and Nathaniel Lindall. 

[7 : 5°6] On 23 February, 1732/3, "M r William Munroe of 
Bristol .... Yeoman" was appointed guardian of "Patiance 
Howland above the age of fourteen years Daughter of m r Jabiz 
Howland Late of Bristol Deceased" 

[7:506] On 23 February, 1732/3, "William Munroe of 
Bristol .... Yeoman" was appointed guardian of "Thomas How- 
land a minor under the age of fourteen years Son of m r Jabiz 
Howland Late of Bristol Deceased" 

[From unrecorded petition] On 27 December, 1733, "Isaac 
martindale of Newport and Isaac Lawton of Bristol afores d In 
behalf of them selves and their Wives (Two of the Daughters of 
Jabez Howland Late of Bristol afores d Dec d Intestate" petitioned 
that "Whereas Letters of administration on the estate of the said 
Jabez Howland was Granted to Bethiah Bragg (now Bethiah 
Davis) and Elisabeth Howland (now Elisabeth Little) Two of 
the Daughters of the said Jabez Howland and it is more than one 
year since s d Letters .... were granted and they .... have 
neglected to render their accompt .... Therefore we ... . pray 
they may be Cited .... to give the Reason .... why they delay" 

[From unrecorded citation] On 13 February, 1733/4, "m™ 
Bethia Davis late Bethia Bragg & m" Elizabeth Little late Eliza- 
beth Howland Administ ntI on the estate of the late Jabez Howland 
late of Bristol deces d " were cited, on petition of "Cap 11 Isaac 
Martindale & M r Isaac Lawton", to appear "at y* Court of Pro- 
bate to be held at y* House of M™ Yetmercey Howland", in 
Bristol, on 19 February, 1733/4, at eleven o'clock, to render an 
account of their administration. 

[From unrecorded petition] On 19 February, 1733/4* Bethiah 
Davis petitioned the Court for more time in which to administer 
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148 Jabes* Rowlands Estate 

"now at a Considerable Distance Could not Reasonably be Ex- 
pected to appear", "Considering y* season of y* year". 

[From unrecorded petition] On 2 April, 1734, Samuel Little 
& William Munro, both of Bristol, "Guardians unto Jabez How- 
land Thomas Howland & Patiance Howland Children of Jabez 
Howland Late of Bristoll aforsaid Deceased Intestate" petitioned 
that "whereas Severall of the Childreen of the aforsaid Jabiz 

Howland were marryed in his Life time and they having had 

Considerable of househoold Goods Given to them by their Father 
att their man-age .... which according to Law is part of their 
Portion) .... Pray that the minors which we are Guardians for 
.... may be made Equall with the others as to what they had at 
their marrage when the Estate is Devided" 

[From unrecorded agreement] On 2 April, 1734, Isaac Mar- 
tindale agreed to allow £45, Bethiah Davis £45, Elizabeth Little 
£18, and Isaac Lawton £12, "all these for allowance for what they 
have received from their father Jabez Howland Estate Deceaced 

in his life time . which is to be a Charge and brought in to an 

Equal Division among all the Children which have a rite to Said 
Estate". The agreement was signed by Samuel Little as guardian 
of Jabez Howland; William Munro, as guardian of Patience 
Howland and Thomas Howland; Isaac Martindale; Isaac Law- 
ton ; Bethiah Davis ; Elizabeth Little. The subscribers also agreed 
"to Devide all the persenal Estate". 

[From original account] "The Accompt of Bethia Davis Late 
Bethia Bragg and Elezebeth Little Late Elezebeth Howland 
Administratrixes" was sworn to and allowed, 2 April, 1734. 
The estate had received payments from: Capt. Lawton; [*] 
Wheler; William Glading; Philip Wheler; Edward Shove; 
Timothy Ingraham, Jr.; William Throope; Ebenezer Smith; 
Martha Allen; Anthony Goff; John Caswel; Edward Addams; 
Remembrance Simmons; Bennet Munroe; "mr Skiff" of Marthas 
Vineyard; Timothy Miles; [*] Hall; Seth Bullock; Joseph 
Eddy; Jonathan Drown; Benjamin Crabtree; Nicholas Peck; 
Samuel Woodbury; James Smith; [*] Burt, of Taunton; John 
Munroe; Samuel Snell; Benjamin Gorham; William Harvey; 
Elkanah Leonard ; Thomas Stevens; [*] Darby; [*] Howland, of 
Newport; William Salsbury; William Walker; Caleb Arnold; 
Joseph Raynolds; Ebenezer Eddy; Thomas Dexter; Joseph 
Peck; Samuel Royal; James Thurber; [*] Newland; Nehemiah 
Mellis "for Rent for the house by the Church"; William 
Munroe "for the Lott that Lyeth on the way to the mount" ; [*] 

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Jabes? Rowland's Estate 149 

Fales, "for Rent of the Lott y* Lyes adjoyning his Land"; Capt 
Lawton "for hire of Lott adjoyning To his Land"; Widow Lin- 
zey "for Rent of y* house She Lives in"; Charles Mecartey "for 
house Rent"; Benjamin Cary. 

Payments had been made to: Capt. Jonathan Woodbury; 
Joseph Waldron; for "one Tombstone" £2, 12s., 6d.; "mr 
Arrault"; Joseph Howland "for a Coffin" £1, 15s.; Cornelius 
Waldron; Mrs. Sarah Paine; John Lawrance; John Hulet; Ed- 
ward Ingraham; Nathaniel Bosworth, cooper; Samuel Little; 
John Dyer; Samuel Royal; Nathaniel Bosworth, "Blockmaker"; 
John Salsbury; Samuel Peck; Capt. Davis; Jonathan Drown; 
Stephen Talman; Peter Coggeshal; Isaac Martindale; William 
Munroe; William Clagget of Newport; Nathaniel Lindel; Mr. 
Fales; Jeremiah Phiney, Jr.; Samuel Howland; Dr. Bourn; 
Matthew Allen of Patience Island; Ebenezer Sheppard; Isaac 
Ingraham; Henry Whitton, the wine cooper; John Bosworth; 
Robert Joles; Josiah Winslow; Mr. Willis; Ebenezer Ingols; 
James Addams ; Nathan Townsend ; Elizabeth Bowen ; Timothy 
Ingraham; Widow Howland; William Richardson; John Hunt; 
Widow Linzey ; Benjamin Manchester ; John Munroe ; [*] Mellis ; 
Joseph Mason; Samuel Smith; Mial Pearce; Isaac Gould; David 
Cummins; Joseph Ward well; Justice Hubbard; Francis Ball; 
Henry Bragg; Adam Jones; Samuel Luther; William Walker; 
Capt. Davis; Josiah Standish; "To Samuel Howland Charge and 
time & money Expended in going after the Land in Conneticut" 
£10, 16s. ; "Disbursted in Peckhams Case who Came out of Goal 
upon a Letter of Licence" £3, 15s. ; Col. Church. 

The total personal estate was £1364, 18s.; "advanced to four 
of y* daughters in y* fathers lifetime" £120; debts paid, £717, 
13s., 9d., leaving £767, 4s., 3d. "to be devided into eight parts"; 
"y* eldest Son his double part" was £191, 16s. [The account was 
also recorded, 8 : 106.] 

[From unrecorded warrant] On 15 April, 1734, "Mess™ 
Thomas Throop, Robert Jolls, Sam 11 Ryal, John Bosworth and 
Jonathan Peck" were appointed to divide the real estate of Jabez 
Howland among his children "and Such as Shall Legally Repre- 
sent them if any of them be Dead" 

[8 : 100] On 16 April, 1734, "Samuel Little of Bristoll .... 
Gentleman Chosen by Thomas Howland above the age of four- 
teen years to be his Guardian" was appointed by the probate 
court, said Thomas being "Son of Jabiz Howland Late of Bristoll 
Deceased" 

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[From original] On 16 April, 1734, Samuel Little, gentleman, 
as guardian, with William Walker, gentleman, and John Bos- 
worth, yeoman, as sureties, gave a bond of £600. The witnesses 
were Stephen Paine and Morgan Cobb, 2d. The bond was en- 
dorsed: "Cap* Samuel Little Bond Guardianship" 

[From original division] On 18 April, 1734, Thomas Throope, 
Robert Jolls, Samuel Royall, John Bosworth and Jonathan Peck, 
made "an Equall Division of the Reall Eastate in Brist u " as 
follows : 

"To Jabez Howland oldestt son .... the homesteed dweling 
House and Land from y* nor: westt Cornor of s d House Eastt 
one Hundred fifty five f 1 * by King strett To the nor : Eastt Cornor 
of the old stable from thence South To the Land of Widow 
Howland being 63. f tt then Westt 155 [f] tt by Land of s d widow 
Howlands To . the sou westt Cornor then north 63. f tt by Hope 
strett To . the Corn r where itt began with the Smiths Shop old 
stable and all other Houseing on s* Land" 

"To Thomas Howland one c£ the Sons .... a Lott of Land 
nere m r Benj* Caries . Tann Yard Containeing Tenn acres 
bounded South and westt by Hi gfrway c s north by Land of Cap 1 
Jn° Newtons Eastt by Land *wv£ng To the dead of S d Land"; 
also "one Lott of land Contained ooe fifth partt of an acre and 
is bounded South fouer Rods ca 4 Highway Eastt by Land of 
Elisha May Eightt Rods in let^tit aotth by Land of Cap* Shubaell 
Nortton . westt partly by Land ot Jonathan Drownes and partly . 
by Land of Joseph Howhads^ 

"To m' Bethiah Davkoaraf the Daughters partt of the 

Homesteed Lott being al th* J£*oiaind r of s d Lott nott Sett of to 
the Eldest Son Jabez bonaM Qttfc by King Streett begining att 
y nor: Eastt Com* of the * t Stable Rangeing Eastt 246. P* To 
Land of widow Howlaoi* 3 tat* by Land of s d widow Howlands 
South by Land of TimoAp Mb Esq r and partly : by Land of 
s d widow howlands vve« f by Land sett of To the Eldestt 

Son and partly ? : vri4tn fwhiiil Land with the new stable 
upon s d Land"; also m *m >*fcoi Land being two thirds of one 
fifth of an acre bouiuMi ft* King Streett Eastt by Land of 

Nath n Townesends Sort md of Timothy Faels Esq r westt 

by Land of m r Sam 11 tt« ; also "the westt End of a Lott 

of Land formerly Wil *%t* begining att the Sou: westt 

Corn r by Terns sti nice Range; ng Eastt f Land of 

ma a Dorathy Paines m+ To a stake then Crosing the Lott 

north To Land of Jon* fowlbury Esq" being Seven Rods 

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Woodburyes westt by Terns streett with the water privilige the 
bredth of s d Lott"; also "foure and half Sixtenths of Land 
wharff and warehouse formerly marc" Caryes and also one third 
partt of a Commonage Lott att the head of the neck no : 136" 

"To Mercy martindall one of the Daughters . one Lott of 

Land Containeing one quarter of an acre bounded westt by hope 
strett north by Land of Cap 1 Shubaell Norttons Eastt and South 
by Land belonging To Timothy Fales Esq r with the dweling 
House on s d Land where Widow Linesey now Lives and one 
third partt of a Commonage Lott att the Head of the neck no: 
136." 

"To Elisabeth Little one of the Daughters the Remaine- 

ing partt of the Lott of Land formerly Will m Heggis (the other 
partt before sett of To m" Davis) bounded Eastt by hope strett 
South by Land of ma a Dorathy Paines westt by the Land Sett of 
To the afore s d Davis north by Land of Jonathan Woodbury Esq r 
with the dweling house and barne upon s d Land" 

"To sarah Lawton one of the Daughters .... five sixths of 
one Commonage Lott n° 49. bounded South by Croked Lane north 
by Land of Cap* Lawtons and partly by Land of Joseph Waldrons 
• westt by Land of Cap 1 Lawtons and Eastt by m r bailys Land 
and thre quarters of one Commonage Lott n° 87 : bounded Eastt 
by a highway north and westt by Land of Cap 1 Lawtons South by 
Land of Joseph Waldrons"; also "one Commonage Lott n° 25 
and nine twelveths of a Commonage Lott n° 26. lyeing nere the 
mountt farme bounded Eastt and South by Highwayes westt 
partly by the 41 th Lott in n° and by the 42 nd Lott in n° and north 
by the 27 th Lott in n°" 

"To Patience one of the Daughters .... one Lott of Land 
Containeing Eleven acres more or Less bounded South partly by 
Croked Lane and partly by Land of Jn° Samsons westt by Saltt 
meadow north by Land of Timothy Faels Esq r Eastt by a high- 
way" ; also "one third part of a Commonage Lott att the head of 
the neck n° 36." 

The division was allowed, 21 May # 1734. [The division was 
also recorded, 8 : 115.] 

[From unrecorded petition] On 12 April, 1738, " Jabez How- 
land Eldest Son of Jabez Howland Late of Bristol Deceased 
Isaac Lawton Who married one of the Daughters and Samuel 
Little Guardian unto Thomas Howland A minor Son of the 
Aforsaid Jabiz Howland Deceased" petitioned that the adminis- 
tratrixes be ordered to render an account of what still remained in 
their hands, "that so your Petitioners may have what in Justice 
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PLYMOUTH COLONY VITAL RECORDS 

{Continued from page 112) 

[p. 83] The Marriages bcirthcs and buriaUs in the Towne of Reho- 

both in the yeare 1681 
Marriages 

Thomas Kenricke Married to Marye Perrey the 17 th of June 1681 
Samuell Walker married to Martha Iyde The 11 th of November 1681 
Daniell Thurston married to Hannah Miller the 16 th of December 

1 681 
Joseph Brooman Married to Sarah Savage the 29 of Septem : 1681 
John Martin Married to Marcye Billington the 27 of June 1681 
Beirthes 
Ames Angeir Son of the Reverend m r Samuell Anger was borne the 

29 of June 1681 
Elizabeth Paine the Daughter of m r Nathaniel Paine was born the 

sixt of Novem: 1681 
Ephraim Carpenter the son of Willam Carpenter was borne the 25 of 

Aprill 1681 
Rebecka Pecke the Daughter of Samuell Pecke was borne the 22 cond 

of October 1681 
Mary Fuller the Dauhter of Jonathan* Fuller was borne the first of 

October 1681 
Joannah Abellf the Daughter of Preserved Abell was born the 11 th of 

January 1681 
Peter Hunt the son of Enocke Hunt was borne the 22 of Septemb: 

1 681 
Mehittabell Wilmouth the Daughter of Thomas Wilmouth was borne 

the 4 th of March 1681 
Mehittabell Wheaton the Daughter of Jeremiah Wheaton was borne 

the 2 c <> nd of Aprill 1681 
Hanna Graunt the Daughter of Thomas Graunt was borne the 4 th of 

Aprill 1681 
Thankfull Bullocke the Daughter of Samuell Bullocke was borne 1681 
John French the son of John French was borne the 13 of Aprill 1681 
Rachell Johnson the Daugter of John Johnson was born the 23 of 

December 1681 
Experience Sabine the Daughter of Joseph Sabine was Borne the 14 

of march 1681 
Elizabeth Perren the Daughter of Abraham Perren was born the 

3 d of December 1681 

• " Samuell " was crossed out and " Jonathan " interlined, in the same hand 
and ink. 

t "Able " was first written, but it was crossed out and the entry completed as 
printed. 



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Plymouth Colony Vital Records 153 

Zacheriah Read the son of Moses Read was borne the 20 th of October 

1681 
Jacob Iyde the son of Nicholas Iyde was borne the 4 th of July 1681 
[p. 84] Ester Wilmouth the Daughter of Jonathan Wilmoth was 

borne the 26 th * of November 1681 
John Robinson the son of Gorge Robinson was born the fift of 

Septem 1681 
Joseph Browne the son of Joseph Browne was borne the 21 of No- 
vember 1681 
Hannah Browne the Daughter of Joseph Browne was Borne the 21 of 

November 1682 i68if 
Richard Evens the son of Richard Evens was born the 10 th of August 

i68if 
Elizabeth Bosworth Daughter of Joseph Bosworth was born the 17 th 

of November 1681 
Mary titus the Daughter of Sylas Titus was born the 30 of March 

1681 
Janne Woodcocke the Daughter of Deborah Woodcocke was borne 

the 11 th of March 1681 

Burialls att Rehoboth 
Experience Sabin the Daughter of Joseph Sabine buried the 13 th of 

May 1681 
Peter Hunt the son of Enocke Hunt buried the 12 th of October 1681 
Amos Carpenter the son of John Carpenter was buried the sixt of 

July 1681 
Judith Pecke the Daughter of Samuell Pecke burried the 20 th of 

February *68i 
Transcribed out of the Towne Records 

p* Willam Carpenter Clarke! 

The beirthes Marriages and burialls in the Towne of Rehoboth Ann°: 

1682 
Beirthes 
Hannah Angier the Daughter of M r Samuell Angier was borne the 

10 th of August 1682 
Abraham Carpenter the son of Samuell Carpenter was borne the 20 th 

of September 1682 
Noah Whittacar the son of Richard Whittacar was borne the 31 of 

January 1682 
Jacob Ormsbey the son of John Ormsbey the 16 th of March 1682 

•This day was incorrectly printed as "28th" in the eighth volume of 
M Records of the Colony of New Plymouth ", published in 1857. See also " May- 
flower Descendant ", Volume XV, page 25. 

t M 1682" was first written, but it was changed to •• 1681 " in the same ink. 

$ By William Carpenter, Town Clerk. 



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Plymouth Colony Vital Records 



Elizabeth Hunt the Daughter of Enoch Hunt was born the 2 cood of 
October 1682 

Hannah Read the Daughter of Thomas Read was Borne the 12 th of 
Aprflli682 

Daniell Perre n the son. of John P erre n was borne the 18 th of March 
i6Sa 

Bethva Ormsber the Daaghter of Thomas Ormsbey was borne the 
15* of Aprill 1682 

[p> S5] Sarah WiSmoth the Daughter of John Wnhnoath was borne 
die i\ of December 16&1 

John RetNray the son of John Redwaj was borne die io* of Septem- 
ber ioSj 

Kirmah Titus the Dangter of John Titna Jno^ was borne the io* of 
November ioSa 

Tos^ Saben die son of Joseph Sahea was borne the 18* of Novem- 
ber tofci 

Jjcieil Fwwr the son c£ Sa— eg* Perrey was borne the sixt of 

Anne Sisaw ^e r aagjaeg of John Shaw was borne the fifteenth of 

Fli-^-Ncta S umw ^ ciA die r ^agnter of John Bate e rwcrth was borne 

\vttt :\:3tf r.>e xo ,?c Somoeal Palmer here? the 35 0: March 1682 
'u^tv*: N^mercsx ac sa ^£ Tbonmas Ttmt 1 hoik the die 23 of 

\xvji V^.*:a :« sen ^c focxt V- yjg , w*- fcnm* tn r* or Jmae 1682 
5^.,A.v--i -* % -jc :ae raa^^aer ^- 'sec v*«c -wa oene tte 12 th of 

$&.«.*-: -v -Var *ne aw *£ S«2^BflKL ***.»* •■** :0am the II* of 

"^^•we >r: ts-2 r?c r^^-jR.- t *^*« .'nk*matt was Born die 

\w.- . -^ ^* ,\ ;.-2* \*»**r *r ^ « :ae 33* of Fehrnary 

«*» borne the E** of 

^ .^ * _■* .ae 25^ of F eh fMj 
► — ^ ^ — *• ***■ ^**** ™e a 00- * or 










:' March i«2 
16S2 



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Plymouth Colony Vital Records 155 

[p. 86] Samuell Carpenter seni r : buried the 20 th of February 1682 
Rebecka Pecke the Daughter of Samuell Pecke buried the 2 cond of 

November 1682 
Anthony Perrey buried the first Day of March i6|| 
John Read the son of Daniel Read buried the first of March 16 1| 
Rachell Johnson the Daughter of John Johnson buried in ApriU 1682 
Transcribed out of Towne of Rehoboth theire Records 

p* me Willam Carpenter 
Clarke 

Taunton Register followeth: vid: of all such as Were brought to the 

Clarke 
Deborah Smith the Daughter of John Smith was Borne the 7 th of 

march 1676 
Hannah Smith the Daughter of John Smith was borne the 22 of 

March 1678 
John Smith the son of John Smith was borne the sixt of December 

1680 
[John Linkon the son of Samuell Lincoln 41 ] 
John Lincon the son of Samuell Lincon was born the 15 of September 

1679 
Lydia Leanard the Daughter of James Leanard was borne the 10 th of 

March 1679 
Stephen Leanard the son of James Leanard borne the 14 th of Decem- 
ber 1680 
Joseph Caswell the son of Stephen Casewell borne the 18 of May 1678 
Ephraim White the son of Nicholas White was Borne the 8 th of 

February 1678 
Dorcas White the Daughter of Nicholas White borne the 24 th of 

Sept em: 1680 
Thomas Gilbert the son of Thomas Gilbert was borne the 11 th of 

July 1681 
Issraell Woodward the son of John Woodward was Borne the 30 th of 

July 1681 
Sarah Hoskins the Daughter of Williamf Hoskins was Borne the 

31 of August 1679 
[p. 87] Willam Hoskins the son of Williams Hoskins was borne the 

30 th of June 1681 
John White the son of John White was borne the 16 of August 1681 
Mary Leanard the Daughter of Joseph Leanard was borne the second 

of October 1680 
Thomas Maycomber the son of John Maycomber was Borne the 30 th 

of Aprill 1679 

• This line was crossed out, in the same ink. 

t "John " was first written, but it was crossed out, and " William " interlined, 
in the same hand and ink. 



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Dr. Thomas Gray's Will 157 

[Dr. Thomas Gray's Will] 

[From original will] "Thomas Gray of Little Compton 

Doctor" made his will, 8 July, 1723. Bequests were as follows: 

To "my Honoured Mother in law m n Phoebe Gray my three 
year Old mare called my pacing mare." 

To "Brother Edward Gray, my negro boy Solomon, my Clock, 
all my Stock of Creatures, not otherwise disposed of in this Will, 
and my Gun that was formerly M r Billings's." 

To "Nephew Thomas gray the Son of my s d brother Edward, 

three Several parcels of land, Viz, my home Lot on which my 

buildings Stands, with all y* buildings &c thereon, and my 

Meadow Opposite thereunto, on the West side of y* highway, and 

my Fifty acree Lot formerly Peckoms lying between my Brother 

Edward* and Tho" Woods, Each of which S d parcels of land I 

give to my s d Kinsman Tho" Gray .... When he comes to Twenty 

one years of age, But all the improvments and proffits of it untill 

then, I give to my Brother Edward. And .... if my s d Nephew 

Tho* Gray dye before he arive to the age of Twenty one that 

then the s d land Shall go to the next male Heir of my s d Brother 

Edward y* Shall arive to y* Age of Twenty one years, but if 

he have no male Heir y* lives to the age of Twenty one years, 

That then the s d three parcels of land shall Remain with My s d 

Brother" 

To "my beloved Brother in Law Wil m Richmond the Gun 
which my father gave me, and my Pistol And to my Dear Sister 
Anna his wife I give two Cows, and the feather bed which I lye 
on with the bedcloathes belonging thereunto." 

To "my Dear Sister Rebecca y* wife of John Pabodie My 
Negro woman Sarah . and all the feathers that I have in my 
house." 

"I also give all my houshold Stuff not all ready disposed of in 
this Will to be Equally divided between my s d Two Sisters Anna 
& Rebecca." 

"all the Rest of my Estate not disposed in this my last Will 
.... Shall be at the disposal of my Brother Edw* Gray (w m I 

Constitute and Ordain the Sole Executor ) But if this be not 

sufficient to pay my debts & funeral charges he may Sell as much 
of y* land I leave for his son as will answer them." 

The witnesses were John Church, John Tomlin and Richard 
Billings, all of whom made oath to the will in August** 1723. 
[The will also recorded, 4 : 196.] 

•The day of the month was omitted in the original will. It is recorded a* 
* August the 7*, 1723 " 



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utte and Peter Taylor. 
I welling house & barne 
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to -aiaed A £60, and "a 
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war-: Irzr ~xwf executor of 
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=. . ■:=4.ii.. r m the estate 

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Autographs of Major John Freeman, Jonah Cooke, etc. 159 



AUTOGRAPHS OF MAJOR JOHN FREEMAN 

JOSIAH COOKE, THOMAS PAINE 

AND RICHARD HKXHNS 

Br the Emofc 

In the illustration facing page 145 of this issue we hare 
reproduced a deed, dated 27 April, 1659, bearing the autograph 
signatures of Richard Higgins, Josiah Cooke, Thomas Paine and 
John Freeman, all of Eastham. This reproduction was made 
from a photostat copy (of the original deed) presented to the 
Massachusetts Society of Mayflower Descendants by Mr. Stanley 
W. Smith, of Boston, a member of the Society and a descendant 
of Josiah Cooke and Thomas Paine, the two witnesses. 

Richard Higgins, the grantor, was the immigrant ancestor of 
the Higgins family, and it should be noted that, in signing the 
deed, he wrote his name "Richard Higgins", although the person 
who drew up the deed, for his signature, spelled the name 
"Higgens". 

Josiah Cooke, the first witness, was probably Josiah 1 Cooke, 
of Eastham, rather than the son, Josiah 1 Cooke, also of Eastham. 
Josiah* Cooke married Deborah* Hopkins (Gyles 9 , Stephen 1 ), in 
1668, nine years after the date of this deed. Josiah 1 Cooke, of 
Eastham, was not a son of Francis 1 Cooke, the Mayflower Pas- 
senger, as shown by the Editor, in our third volume.* 

Thomas Paine, the second witness, married Mary Snow* 
(Constance 2 Hopkins, Stephen 1 ), of Eastham* 

John* Freeman (Edmund 1 ), who took the acknowledgment of 
the grantor, was then a Governor's Assistant, as shown by his 
signature. At this date he was a Lieutenant, later became a 
Captain, and on 2 June, 1685, was chosen Major. The last title 
is used in the caption of this article, as the one by which he is 
best known. John Freeman's wife was Mercy Prence, daughter 
of Governor Thomas Prence and Patience* Brewster (Elder 
WUliam 1 ). 

The deed was dated 27 April, 1659, but was not acknowledged 
until 20 February, 1667/8, and was not recorded until after 
2 June, 1685, the date when Plymouth Colony was divided into 
the three Counties of Barnstable, Bristol and Plymouth. As it 

• The Mayflower Descendant, III : 97. 



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160 Autographs of Major John Freeman, Josiah Cooke, etc. 

was recorded "In page the 12 th of the Book of Records of 
Lands", it must have been entered very soon after the Barnstable 
County Registry was started. 



[Richard Higgins to Jonathan Sparrow] 

To all people to whom these p r sents shall come. Know that 
I Richard Higgens of Easham in the Government of New Plim- 
ourth in New England in America Taylor doe by these p r sents 
Covenant bargaine and exchange a parcell of upland containing 
twenty acres be it more or lesse scituate and lying upon poche 
as the records testy fyeth: upon the Southwest side of a place 
commonly called youngs cove: ten acres bounded with marked 
trees at each corner : and upon the South side with m r John Mayos 
land: dated Aprill 27 th 1659 other ten acres of upland lying 
adiacent to the former ten acres it being two graunts : bounded 
a marke tree neere the head of the marsh next to Steven Snow 
at the head of youngs cove : from thence to the northermost 
bound tree of the former ten acres : and So to the Easterly bound 
tree of the land that was formerly Thomas Roberts : from thence 
downe to youngs cove as the said Thomas Roberts range runnes 
these bounds in both p r cells containing twenty acrs be it more 
or lesse unto the said Jonathan Sparrow of the Towne of Easham 
in the Goverment of New Plimouth in New England Husband- 
man : for and in Consideration hereof the said Richard [Higg*] 
Higgens doth acknowledge himselfe fully satisfyed and payd by 
way of exchange of other twenty acres of upland delivered unto 
the sayd Richard Higgens by Jonathan Sparrow and thereof 
and of every pte and parcell thereof for himself his heires and 
assignes and every of them doth fully and clearely acquitt exon- 
erate and discharge him the said Jonathan Sparrow his heires 
executors and administrators and every of them for ever : Hath 
freely absolutely given graunted bargained exchanged enfeofed 
and confirmed : And by these p r sents doth fully clearely and 
absolutely give grant bargaine sell alianate enfeoffe and confirme 
unto the said Jonathan Sparrow and to his heires and assignes 
for ever : all the abovesaid mentioned lands of Richard Higgens 
and all the estate right title interest claime and demaund what- 
soever which the said Richard Higgens hath of in and to the 
Same lands or any the p r misses or any pte of them with there or 

• Tne name vm begun loo near the right hand margin of the paper, there- 
fore iUMu^t completed, but it was not crossed out. 



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Autographs of Major John Freeman, Josiah Cooke, etc. 161 

or any there appurtenances : To have and to hold al the Said 
lands by these p r sents mentioned bargained and sold and every 
p r te and parcell of them with there and every of there appur- 
tenances unto the Said Jonathan Sparrow his heires and assignes : 
To the only proper use and behooffe of the said Jonathan Spar- 
row and of his heires and assignes for ever : To be holden of 
his Maiesty as of his Mannor of East Greenewich in the County 
of Kent in the Realme of England in free and common Soccage 
and not in Capite nor by Knights Service thereof due and of 
Right accustomed and with warrants against all people whatso- 
ever from by or under him the said Richard Higgens or any of 
his heires executors or assignes claiming any right title interest 
of and into the Said bargained p r misses or any pte or parcell of 
them and there appurtenances whatsoever and the said Richard 
Higgens doth further Covenant and graunt that the said Richard 
Higgens at the time of bargaine and saile making of the above- 
said p r misses was the right and lawfull owner of the abovesaid 
bargained p r misses and doth covenant and graunt by these 
p r sents that it shall and may be lawfull to and for the Sayd 
Jonathan Sparrow eyther by himselfe or his Attorneys to Record 
and Inroule or cause to be Recorded or Inrouled the title and 
tenour of these p r sents in his Sayd Maiestyes court at Plimouth 
aforesaid before the Governour of the time being according to 
the usuall manner and Customes of Recording and % Inrouling 
deeds and Evidences in Such case made and provided In Witnesse 
whereof I the Said Richard Higgens hath to these p r sents sett 
to my hand and Seale : 

In presence of Richard Higgins 

Josiah Cooke (Seal) 

Tho : Paine 

This above writen ded was oned before me by the person 
consented here in with the Consent of his Wife 

John Freeman Asist 
This 20 : I2 m * 1667 

This deed above writen is Carefully Recorded In the County 
Bok of Barnestable In page the 12 th of the Book of Records of 
Lands 

As Attest Joseph Lothrop Clerk and Recorder 



* At the twelfth month, in Old Style dating, was February, the date of the 
acknowledgment waa 20 February, 1667/8. 



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l6« Plymouth, Mass., Vital Records 



PLYMOUTH MASS, VITAL RECORDS 



[|k J»l TW CtuMrai of Caf* Joseph Fojgham ft Larania Falgham 

His ** Wife 
JtaMffc Ftfefcasa Ami October i* 17316 Deccas* 
ktarv? Ftfetaaa B«m Decode 11* 1760 Deccas* 
H*s«»h Pssjhasi Ben lass** 4^ r** Dwis* 
TV OsM ** Jastasi Pisjhasi ft Behecfali to wife Viz his first wife 
% 0»it^ Fdfcfcasa Ben taat i$* irl*] 
TV 0*»raa ** Ba^aaaa toes ft Efcsafeth Barnes His Wi fc 
I F^m^k^i Rmwh Bora Aafsat «P* i^a. Decerns 4 Apr 1764 

* fce* .^*a«* Baroe* Bnra April x<* c^t 

TV Child** «t S*& Law Haaaet ft Sabs* las Wife 
l. $*T*fc ¥3oi»taBK Vina KUtrcfc $ .. a&r 
a. $t**K* W. &rihae&. Wt }ot a*, :^j» 

\>r Ohim ** >m Tint** tar 4 &a*fcta Doten his Wife 

* >\w TVaw. Simr. ^a»* :^* r*s 

x^hi^^r /*: ^w* C.iftnn. 4 &««*•* to W*** 
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sJWttn 4 Jaae his wife. 

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Plymouth, Mass., Vital Records 163 

3. Sarah Pearce Born 

4 Samuel Pearce Born March i$* 1769 

Children of Samuel Lanman & Content* his wife 

1. Ellis Thomas, born, July 25th . 1812 

2. George Francis, born Aug* 9th . 1814. 

3. Sarah Holmes, born Ap* 18th . 1817. 

4. Samuel Ellis, born Sep* nth . 1819 

5. Elizabeth, born Oct' 7th . 1821 

6. Ellis Thomas, born June 3d . 1824 

The Cilldren of Ephraim Spooner & Eliz* his Wife 

1 A Son Born April 1* 1764 liv* About 20 Hoars 

2 Elizabeth Spooner Born Sep* 5 th 1765 Deceas d April 17* 1767 

3 Ephraim Spooner Born May 3 rd 1767 Deceas* Dec? 2M 1769 

4 A Daughter Sillf Born April . 12* 1769 

5 Ephraim Spooner . born . April 4 . 1771 Deceas* Aug: 1775 

6 Sarah Spooner . born August 13 th 1772 

7 Thomas Spooner born Feb^r n** 1775 

8 James Spooner born Feb** 5* 1777 

9 Ebenez r Spooner . born Jan*? 2c** 1779 

The Children of Ichabod Bearce Jr & Sally his Wife, 

1. Sarah Ann, born May 27th . 1833 

2. Lucy James, born May 17th . 1836 

[p. 55] The Children of John Bartlett jun* & Sarah Bartlett His 
Wife 

1 Sarah Bartlett Born January 29* 1758 Deceas* April 9 th 1758 

2 Sarah Bartlett Born August : 14 th 1759 

3 Eunice Bartlett Born Novemb r 21 st 1761 

4 John Bartlett Born Novemb 1, 17 th 1763 

5 Deborah Bartlett Born July : 8 th 1765 

The Children of John Cambell & Sarah Holmes his Wife* 

1. Sarah born April 18th . April 18th . 1837. 

2. William Wallace born July 17th . 1839 

The Child of Ezra Corban & Hannah Corban His Wife 
1 Dorcas Corban Born aug* 22 nd 1765 
Children of Nathan Haskins & Keziah his WifeJ 

1. Sarah Royal born Jan? 7th 1826 

2. Nathan Thomas July 15th . 1828 

3. George Henry Aug* 24th, 1831 

4. Keziah Davis born Jam 22d, 1834 
Children of Robert Swinborn & Keziah his wife$ 
1. Jane Johnson born August 6 . 1838. 

• M Temperance w was first written, but it was crossed out and " Content" 
interlined, in a different hand and ink. See also original page 61. 

t Still-born. 

t See also original page 61. 

I See also original page 58. 



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164 Plymouth, Mass., Vital Records 

[p. 56] The Children of Joseph Mitchell & Mary Mitchell His Wife 

1 Joseph Mitchell Born November 14 th 1760 

2 James Mitchell Born March 23 rd 1763 

3 Ebenezer Mitchell Born August 23 rd 1765 

4 Mary Mitchell born Feb** 3 . 1768 

Children of Prince Doten & Susan or Sukey his Wife 

1st Susan born December 16 . 1809. 

2d. Phebe born December 31 . 181 1 

3d. Hannah born April 18 . 1814 

4th. Prince born October 3 . 1816 

5th. Sarah Ann born Dec r 7 . 1818. 

6th Naomi born Jan? 14 . 1821 

7th. George Henry born July 7 . 1830 

The Children of Joseph Lucas & Mary Lucas his Wife 

1 Benjamin Lucas Born March 15 th 1755 

2 Phebe Lucas Born Feb** 24 th 1757 

3 Lovisa Lucas Born July 8 th 1759 

4 Elnathan Lucas Born March I th 1762 

5 Ansell Lucas Born April 15 th 1764 
6. Molle Lucas born April . 18 . 1766. 

Children of Nathaniel C. Covington and Catharine his Wife 

I. Catharine was born Aug* 26 . 1836 

,p . (2 Nathaniel born May . 20 1839 
A wins -j 3 wmiam hom May 20 ,g 39 

[p. 57] The Children of Seth Morton & Mercy Morton His Wife 

1 Mercy Morton Born July 28 th 1762 

2 Elizabeth Morton Born August 26 th 1765 
Children of Cap 1 Winslow Holmes & Lydia his wife 
1st Betsey born August 1st . 1825 

2d. Winslow S. born Feb* 29 . 1827. 

3d. Lydia born Ap 1 22 . 1828 

4th. Lydia Mason born July 5 . 1829. 

5th. Henry B born Dec r 18 . 1831 

6th Bathsheba J. born Oct r 14 . 1833. 

7th. Emeline Frances born Sep* 3 . 1836. 

Cap* Winslow Holmes, the father, was born Nov 1 " 2d . 1801 He was 

lost at sea; sailed from Boston 3d . Oct r 1836, and was never 

heard from Afterwards. 
Lydia his wife was born May 29th . 1804 
The Children of William Dunham, & Abigail Dunham his Wife 

1 William Dunham Born, August . 15 th 1765 

2 Joseph Donham born Novem r 24 th 1770 

The Children of John Tony & Meriah Torry his Wife 

1 John Torry born 31 st of May 1778 dec d Oct r 12 . 1779 

2 Meriah Morton Torry born 31 st of March 1780. 
The Children of John Torry & Elizabeth Torry his Wife 
I John Torry Born y« 17 . of October 1784 dec d 19 th 



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Plymouth, Mass., Vital Records 165 

2 Elizabeth Harlow Torry born y« 22 Feb* 1786. 

3 John Torry Born Jan* y« 4 th 1790. 

4 Jesse Harlow Torry Born y« 9 of May 1793. 

5 George Washington Torry Born y« 8 of Feb* 1800. 
The Children of John Carver & Sarah his wife 

1. John was born, Feb? 13 . 1824 

2. Sarah Jane June . 26 . 1827. 

3. Nathaniel Jan* . 16 . 1835 

John Carver the father was born Jan* 12th . 1800 

Sarah the Mother was born December 31st 1802 

[p. 58] The Children of Ichabod Morton & Zilph Morton His Wife 

1 Ephraim Morton Born Feb** 13 th 1759 Deceas d Janury 23 rd 1761 

2 Ichabod Morton Born Jannr 2 nd 1761 

3 Hannah Morton Born Noven T 22 nd 1762 

The Children of Abraham Jackson & Harriet his W 

1 Abraham Jackson born JanT 30th 1821 

2 John G. March 8th 1823 

3 Thomas O. June 30th 1825 

4 Horace April 6th 1828 

5 George H. JanT 17th 1830 

6 Isaac C. Feb* 2* 1832 

7 Isaac W. Feb* 4th 1834 

8 Edward H. July 9th 1835 

9 Harriet O. Sep' 21st 1837 

The Children of Silvanus Holmes, & Mercy Holmes his Wife, 

1 Mary Holmes Born, Janu^r i* 1743 Old stile 

2 Silvanus Holmes Born, Novem r 11 th 1744 Old stile 

3 Rebecca Holmes Born, Janunr 13th iy^y \& stile 

4 Ansel Holmes Born Novem r 20 th 1749 old stile 
Children of Nathan Haskins & Keziah his Wife* 

1. Sarah Royal, born January 7 . 1826.* 

2. Nathan Thomas, born . July 15 . 1828 * 

3. George Henry born . Aug* 24 . 1831* 

4. Keziah Davis born JanT 22 . 1834* 

Child of Robert Swinborn & Keziah his Wife* 
1. Jane Johnson . born August 6 . 1838.* 

[p. 59] The Children of Ebenezer Harlow jun r & Rebecca Harlow 
His Wife 

1 Rebecca Harlow Born June 29 th 1759 

2 Mary Harlow Born Nov T 18 th 1761 

3 Ebenezer Harlow Born Jannr yth 1^5 

The Chilldren of Samuel Bartlett Jun r & Eliz* his wife 

1 Samuel Bartlett born June 19 th 1767 

2 Nafta 1 Bartlett born Jan^r 22 nd 1769 

3 Cornelus Bartlett born Jan^r 19th 1771 

• These entries have been crossed out, and •• Duplicate entry" written on 
the margin. See original page 55. 



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166 Plymouth, Mass., Vital Records 

The Children of Samuel Bartlett JunF ft Betty Bartlett His Wife 
I Mercy * Bartktt Born October 19* 1755 
a Betty Bartktt Bora Dec* 13* 1757 

3 William Bartktt Born marc* 16* 1759 

4 John Bartktt Born Dtr.ii.mlr 14* 1760 

5 Jcte** Bartktt Born Jme 16 : 17621 
AM Born at Nor* Carofc— See Above 

Tne CntMm of Sanmel Battles & Alise Battles His Wife 

1 EKsabetfe Battles Bora Sen* 17 th 1763 

• IVfe* Battles Btora Dec* *■* 1765 

[n, c^ T>e C**1k* oi Isaac Mackee, & Sarah Hackee his Wife 

I Isnac Xksm Ski Angust 4* 1764. 

a *^mt >fc*cfcrc born Janr 39 th 1765 

$ Marr . Made? born June 30 th *7&7 Deceas* Octets 27* 1768 

4 M*r£* Macfcc? born Dec* 17* 1768 

j K*»m& today *» °<* r l2th l 770 Deceas* Dec* 27* 1770 

\>* Cfelur** ^ William Drew & Sarah his wife . viz 

v * Urn* Vien Feb* 14 • 1805 

4, X*^. XtcvFtb? sB. 1807. 

^ v^*m»k* Swn Nov' 15 . 1808 

pM«Tft born Aug* 13 . 1810 

^mjiltir kam Sep< 27 . 1812 

xu«*> * ^oJward, horn Aug 24 . 1814 

%>+*** >nn March 31 . 1817. 
v <**«*«** ^n> Feb* 14 • 1819 

. %,. . \nf 11 . 1821 died 1821 . Dec r 2d 

. t*M Wnt Aug* 27 . 1822 
I to™ Sep* 30 . 1824 died . 1825 . Feb* 20 

TiMjCfr !**♦« \? 1 2 3 • '826 

die* nj Kphraim Bartlett & Marcy Bartlett his Wife 

BariU-tt Born August 7 th 1760 
lu* B&rtteU Born Septem r 16 1762 
HarOctt Born Septem r 20 th 1764 
f >b Rider & Sally his wife viz 
3th. 1809 
With aim horn . March 24, 181 1 
, twa April 12th . 1813 
Sept. $th 181 5 
s , \ov r 13th 1817. 
t h& ti l^ec* 19th 1821 

• A\ born Ap 1 24th . 1825. 

h Giffortf & Elizabeth his wife.* 
born 1839 . June 26th.* 

{To be continued) 



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The WW of Thomas BartletP 167 



THE WILL OF THOMAS BARTLETT* 

By th« Editor 

Thomas Bartlett 1 (Robert 4 , Joseph*, Marf Warren, Rich- 
ard 1 ), of Plymouth, was born there, 9 February, 1693/4, and 
died 28 September, 1764. He married, 10 January, 1716/17, 
Abigail Finney, but died without issue. Abigail died at Plymouth, 
13 March, 1765, in her 68th year. 

Thomas Bartlett's will, dated 1 April, 1758, and probated 
4 November, 1764, is exceptionally interesting and valuable, 
because it contains the names of numerous relatives to whom 
bequests were made. 

We here print exhaustive abstracts of the will, and all records 
relating to the settlement of the estate, found in the Plymouth 
County, Mass., Probate Records. 



[Thomas Bartlett's Will] 

[Plym. Co. Prob.- 19:131] "Thomas Bartlett of Plimouth 
.... yeoman" made his will 1 April, 1758. Bequests were as 
follows: 

To "my Dear and Loveing* Abigail Bartlett one half of the 
Income of my Farm whereon I now dwell viz, One half of the 
Profits of the whole, so that if my Executor Leasses out the 
place, the Tennant to have One half as is Customary and the ... . 
Other half to be to my said wife to and for her support .... 
while she Continues my widdow. Likewise the improvement of 
the best room in my House and as much of the Other part of the 
House & buildings as makes up the One half Dureing her remain- 
ing my widdow, Also .... the use of One half my Pew in the 
meeting house, Dureing her life • also liberty of Cutting Eight 
Cords of wood of my wood Lotts p r year, for her Own fireing, 
the whole to be cutt and Carted for her yearly by my said Execu- 
tor without any Cost to my said wife, so long as She Continues 
to dwell in my said House, as my widdow" also "my Indian 
servant Girl Sarah Cunnet .... Also .... the whole use and 
improvement of all my Household Stuff & Books Dureing her 
being my widdow, but if she Shall marry again, then I hereby 

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168 The Will of Thomas Bartlett* 

Give her One third part of my said Household Goods & Books 
.... Except Such Books as I have Given [p. 132] .... in this 
my will, also my will is that my Executor always find & provide 
at his Cost as Executor a good Beast for her use & improvement 
to Ride on, also two Cavees* such as she shall chuse & Six of 
the best Sheep & one swine for each & every year dureing her 
remaining my widdow .... if my said wife Should marry again 
that my said Executor shall then pay her" £26, 13s., 4& "at the 
time of her mariage" 

To "my Brother Ebenezer Bartlett my twenty acres of land 
(be it more or less) formerly laid out to James Barnaby and by 
Cap* James Warren Conveyed to my Honr* father Robert Bartlett 
deceasd is part of my Homestead, whereon I now dwell, and 
Bounded Begining at a Stone set in the Ground on the Southerly 
side of the Roade above my House and from said stone about 
South East by a Maple tree (Standing in the fence) marked and 
thence in the same range to a small Beach tree marked on four 
Sides standing also in the fence and thence on the same range to 
the Brook and for the Other Boundaries Reference is had to the 
Deed of said twenty acres from said Warren to my said father, 
Togather with all the Buildings fences and trees .... on said 
land all hereby given to him for and dureing his Natural life and 
haff my Right & intrest in South meadow Cedar Swamp also my 
wood Lot I bought of William Clark, and at said Ebenezers 
Death, the whole of the above premisses to Descend .... to my 
said Brother Ebenezers son, Thomas Bartlett .... and also half 
my Pew in the meeting House" 

To "my Nephew Thomas Bartlett son of my brother Joseph 
Bartlett .... all the Residue and remainder of my Homestead On 
which I now dwell Containing by Estimation forty acres .... 
Togather with my peice of meadow adjoyning to Eell river at 
Mortons Landing so called contains about two Acres, and all that 
my one Sixteenth part of plimouth Beach, and my half of the 
wood Lott Joseph Warren & I bought of Samuel Bartlett Esqr 
also one half of my Right & Interest in South Meadow Cedar 
Swamp, and also my Share or Lott of mean land that fell to my 
father m r Robert Bartlett in the last Division of the Comon lands 
of the Proprietors of Plimouth and Plimton and half my Pew in 
the meeting House after my wifes decease." 

To "the Children of my Brother John Bartlett to be paid as 
hereafter mentiond" £13, 6s., 8d., "to be Equally divided among 
the Children of my said Brother." 

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The Will of Thomas Bartlett* 169 

To "the Children of my Brother Robert Bartlett the like sum 
of" £13, 6s., 8d., "to be paid as hereafter mentiond to be equally 
divided to and among them." 

To "my Brother Lemuel Bartletts Children to be paid as 
hereafter mentiond the like sum of" £13, 6s., 8d., "to be Equally 
divided to and among them" 

[p- *33] To "Thomas Sears and Willard Sears sons of my 
sister Elizabeth Sears the sum of" £8, "to each of them and one 
Cow & Calf and ten sheep to each of them when and as they 
arrive to the age of twenty One years" 

To "Abigail Bartlett wife of Ebenezer Bartlett my Brother" 
£6, 13s., 4d., "& Sarah Faunce wife of Thomas Faunce of plim- 
outh" £6, 13s., 4d., "And to Chloe Sears daughter of my sister 
Elizabeth Sears" £6, 13s., 4d., "to be paid .... as hereafter 
Ordered" 

To "each of the Children of my Brothers & sisters That is to 
say, to so many of them as shall be alive at my Death a Handsom 
English Bible with Phsalms & Gasps and each & every of them 
a Catechism within Six months after my decease" 

To' "the First Church of Christ in Plimouth" £6, 13s., 4d., 
"within One year after my decease viz four pounds to purchase 
a piece of plate for said Church, and the remainder to be laid 
Out in Catechisms & Distributed to & among the Children of the 
said Church." 

To "my five Brothers, John, Joseph, Ebenezer, Robert & 
Lemuel Bartlett, all my wearing apparell to be Equally Divided 
among them." 

To "my Brother Robert Bartlett my Great Bible and to my 
Brother Ebenezer Bartletts son Ebenezer my Second Volume of 
m r Flavells workes, and to Thomas Bartlett son of my Brother 
Joseph Bartlett my Book is ip r Robert Trails sermons . and Doct r 
Watt* sermons, is viz first Volumn to John Bartlett son of Brother 
John Bartlett and the Second Vollumn to Lemuel Bartlett the 
son of Lemuel Bartlett . And all the Remainder of my Books I 
Give to my aboves d five Brothers John, Joseph Ebenezer, Robert 
& Lemuel Bartletts to be Equally divided to and among them, 
after my wif es decease." 

"all the remainder .... of my Estate whatsoever and where- 
soever I Give to my Beloved Brother Joseph Bartlett and he to 
pay all my Just Debts and Legacies beforementioned and my 
funeral Charges, togather with all the profits he may make of 
my farm, in Plimouth after my wife receives the whole of One 
half as Before [p. 134] Beforementioned of the profits and if 



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170 The Wa of Thomas BartUti* 



the Residue Given to my said Brother togather with the profits 
he may make of the farm be not sufficient to pay all my Just 
Debts funeral Charges and Legacies, then the said Legacies and 
Charges, Shall be paid oat of that part of my Seal Estate which 
I hacve — . Given to hxs son Thomas Bartlett .... and further 
my wffl is that the Legacies Given Excepting those die time of 
pajun e m of winch is herein before Expressed be paid .... as 

foRums* — what I have to my Brother Johns Children and 

to Ahigafl Bartlett Given to be paid in Cash Shall be paid diem 
.... within One year after my said wifes decease or Second 
m a iiiag e md. what I have given .... To my Brother Roberts 
Chiktrejt mi to Sarah Faunce Shall be paid diem within two 
years after my wifes Decease or Second marriage, and what I 
iwe Given to my Brother Lemuel Bartletts Children, and to 

Ok* Sous Shall be paid them within three years after my 

satu wifes decease or Second Marriage." 

~?ny said Brother Joseph Bartlett" was appointed sole 



were Samuel Bartlett, Nathaniel Shurtleff and 
cpotxTttm ^poouer. 

Ow 5 November, 1764, the will of "Thomas Bartlett late of 
punnxith .... yeoman deceasd" was probated, on die oath of 
N athan i el Shurtleff and Ephraim Spooner, and administration 
STamed to Joseph Bartlett 

f :q : a68] "An Inventory of the estate of M T Thomas Bartlet 

late ox Ptimooth deceased" was taken by Silvanus Bartlett, Jere- 

aad Joshua Swift, on 15 January, 1765. The real 

*|* lot cedar swamp in Plimton (by information)" 

"8a acres pine Land at halfway pond (by informa- 

tos^ 8d ; m Wood lot 27*. acres at head Eel-river" £5, 6s., 

ITood lot ja acres at head Eel- river (adjoining)" £7, 10s. ; 

r>ece nw mhm tying on side Eel-river about two acres" £26, 

**39l acres land adjoining forge at Eel-river" £130, 3s., 

iranTiiiil & Buildings standing thereon" £300. The total 

: inventory was £655, ns., 7Jd. The "Pew in the 

(first precinct)" was valued at £16; "Indian Girl" 

aS;-rmittnW* £4 

J^n 14 Otioben 1765, the three appraisers made oath to the 
tocy. before Edward Winslow, Justice of the Peace. On the 
saw M Jo Bartlet adm r on s d estate" made oath to the 

inveoegrv. 



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Copt. Peter Bennett's Will and Estate of Wife PrisciUa 171 



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CAPT. PETER BENNETTS WILL 

AND THE ESTATE OF 

HIS WIFE PRISCILLA 

By the Editor 

Peter Bennett of Middleborough, Mass., married Priscilla 8 
Howland (Isaac 9 , John 1 ), of that town, 30 October, 1700, and 
had eleven children : Elizabeth, married John Darling ; Isaac, mar- 
ried Mary Drew; Joseph, married Thankful Sprout; Susanna, 
married John Drew; Peter, married Sarah Stephens; Priscilla, 
married John Miller ; Anna, died in infancy ; Jedediah, died with- 
out issue ; Jael, married Abiezer Edson ; Nathan, married Jemima 
Samson ; Deborah, married Samuel Thacher. 

Priscilla (Howland) Bennett died at Middleborough, 3 March, 
1746, and Capt. Peter Bennett died there, 22 October, 1749. Both 
were buried in the old cemetery at The Green. 

Priscilla's brother, Seth 8 Howland (Isaac 9 , John 1 ) died with- 
out issue, in 1729, and she received certain real estate as her share 
in his property. It is probable that this was the real estate men- 
tioned in her inventory. 

We here print exhaustive abstracts of Capt Peter Bennett's 
will and of all records and original documents on file, relating 



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172 Capt. Peter Bennett's Will and Estate of Wife Priscilla 

to the settlement of his and his wife's estates, found in the 
Plymouth County, Mass., Probate Records. 

In another article in this issue will be found the settlement of 
Seth 8 Howland's estate. 

Both of these articles are printed at the expense of Mrs. John 
M. Rice, of Waltham, Mass., who is a member of the Massachu- 
setts Society of Mayflower Descendants, and is descended from 
three sisters of Seth 8 Howland (Isaac 2 , John 1 ), as follows: 

From Priscilla 8 Howland, who married Peter Bennett. 

From Susanna 8 Howland, who married Ephraim Wood. 

From Hannah 8 Howland, who married John Tinkham 4 
(Ephraim 9 , Mary 9 Brown, Peter 1 ). 



[Capt. Peter Bennet's Will] 

[Plym. Co. Prob. n : 382] Peter Bennett, of Middleborough, 
made his will on 5 October, 1749. Bequests were as follows : 

To "my son Isaac Bennet (Besides what I have heretofore 
given him by Deed of Gift) a Certain parcel of my Homestead 
land & meadow which lyeth there adjoyning together whereon I 
now dwell lying in the .... twelve Mens purchase in Middlebro 
afores d which land is bounded as followeth begining at a long 
Stone set into the Ground and other Stones laid about it Standing 
in the middle of the breadth of the twelfth lot in Number in the 
first allotment of Hundred Acre lots in said Twelve mens pur- 
chase it being the South East Corner bound of that parcel of my 
Homestead which I have lately given unto my said son Isaac 
Bennet by Deed of Gift : and from thence ranging North Eighty 
Eight degrees & a half Easterly Cross my land unto the range of 
the Easterly side of said twelfth lot : and from thence to include 
all my Land & meadow which lyeth their adjoyning together home 
to the brook Called the fall brook, Together with the dwelling 
house Barne & Fences on s d Tand, also I give unto my s* son Isaac 
Bennet my Sawmill & three quarters of my Gristmill Standing 
on the brook called fall brook, and also my One* Seventh & a 
quarter of a Seventh part of that two hundred acres of land 
which was formerly laid out to Gov 1 ' Prence lying butting on the 
northerly side of the fall brook in Middlebro; being that which 
I formerly bought of Coll° Shubal Gorham Deceasd", also "the 
One half for quantity & quality of that my land & meadow which 
I formerly bought of Nathan Howland lying in the purchase 
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Capt. Peter Bennett's Will and Estate of Wife Priscilla 173 

is that part of the Homestead of my Brother Seth Howland 
deceased which fell to the s d Nathan Howland in the Division of 
the said Seth Howlands Estate" 

"I haveing heretofore Given Considerable unto my son Joseph 
Bennet since deceasd I now Give .... unto my two Grandsons 
John Bennet & Sam 11 Bennet (sons of the s d Josepth Bennet 
deceasd) all that my four acres of Meadow .... which I formerly 
bo t of Dea Jonathan Cob lying butting on the fall Brook at the 
Mouth of Tispaquins pond the same to be Equally divided be- 
tween them always Excepting that the Owner or Owners of my 
Mills which Stand on the fall brook shall have the liberty from 
time to time to Stop the water in said fall brook against said 
Meadow [p. 383] And to let out the water for the use of said 
Mills as they see Cause with the Liberty of a Way Cross s d 
Meadow to come to s d Brooke as they may have Occation" 

To "my three Grand Children the Children of my son Peter 
Bennet Deceasd, Namely Peter Bennet, Anna Bennet and Jael 
Bennet all that my land On which my said son Peter Benet for- 
merly lived butting on the Northerly side of the fall brook in 
Middlebro afores d between the land of Ichabod Wood & the 
land of Robert Barrows the s d Peter Bennet to have Sixty Acres 
thereof for quantity Next adjoyning to s d Fall brook with the 
Buildings & Fences thereon & the remaining part thereof to be 
Equally divided between the said Anna Bennet and Jael Bennet" 

To "My aforesaid Grandson Peter Bennet the One half for 
quantity and quality of that my land & meadow which I formerly 
bought of Nathan Howland lying in the purchase Called the Six 
& twenty Mens purchase in Middlebro And is that part of the 
Homestead of my Brother Seth Howland Deceas d which fell to 
the s d Nathan Howland in y* Division of the s d Seth Howlands 
Estate" also "the one quarter part of my Gristmill standing on 
the fall brook always Excepting that my son Isaac Bennet Shall 
have the profit & Income thereof untill my said Grandson Shall 
arrive to the age of twenty One years or time of his manage 
which Shall first hapen, also I Give unto my said Grandson Peter 
Benet my Gun" 

To "my two Grand Daughters Priscilla Bennet & Susanna 
Bennet The Children of my son Nathan Bennet Deceasd, a Cer- 
tain percell of my Homestead land lying & being in the purchase 
Called the twelve mens purchase in Middlebro, & is the Southerly 
End of of the Eleventh & twelveth lots in Number in the first 
allotment of Hundred Acre lots in said purchase and is bounded 
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174 Ca}t. Piter Bennetts WU and Estate of Wife PrisdUa 

aforet* Eleventh lot and from thence die Westerly side there of 
rangeth North & by East by die range of s 4 lot about One hun- 
dred forty & three pole & three quarters to a long stone set in 
the Ground and other stones laid about it at or Near said range 
ft from thence ranging north Eighty Eight degrees And a half 
Easterly Cross said Eleventh & twelfth lots unto the range of 
the Easterly side of said Twelfth lot, and from thence by die 
range of s 4 lot Sooth & be west ontill k come to the Southeast 
Corner bound thereof & from thence boun de d by the head range 
of $* 1J* ft u* lots onto the Sooth west Corner of said Eleventh 
k* first mc nt iood always provi de d that my Daughter Jemima 
Rennet Stall haw y* use & impro v emen t of the One third part 
of the abov* mentioned land duresng the time that She remains 
mv said sen Nathans widdow, and it is also my Will that in Case 
either of mv said Grand Daughters Should die before they Come 
to apt and Wve no Child or Q£i±T2B of their own to Inherit it 

then the SsrtTBHr Sxal inhere die whole And it is also my 

\\ :£ that in case that hack Try 5* G randdaughters Should die 
Ver.v* rha: e?3ief ci ^ictt Cme cd age * Neither of leave a 

CV.Vi cc v>.iv±w *r inhere i: :hot she said Land Shall he 

VVvnVc » 4 airvoic irv Cili«i anc Grand QnMren, that is to 

s st uncc ig to hav* One Share 

bers ci each of my Children 

is to say the heirs of 

c? it lie divided among them " 

Z*r*ng v^esides what I have 

of meadow be it 

rpas lying in the 

. Six & twenty 



mR and Cane, 

i Jenny go free, 
hr^ She arrives to the 
^,* ^ x aher the £rst. 1759:" 

w$ k Swarnps where- 
^v> >- « • - and also 

CS what I have 

s* debts and 

v - >s, *** ^^^ ! ■£ ** I^ided 

\ ^ ^^^ - l*aac Besmet Ode 

xx. x x ' ^ ***** ** €mc * 

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Copt. Peter Bennetts WiU and Estate of Wife PrisciOa 175 

Peter Bennct Dec* One Share thereof, and unto the Children of 
my son Nathan Bennet Deceasd One Share thereof, and onto my 
Daughter Elizabeth Darling One Share thereof, and unto my 
Daughter Susana Drew one Share thereof, and unto my daughter 
Priscilla Miller One share thereof and Unto my Grandson Abiezer 
Edson (the son of my daughter Jael Edson Deceasd) One Share 
thereof and unto my Daughter Deborah Thacher One Share 
thereof, and my Will is that all the lands & Real Estate which I 
have herein given to my Children or Grand Children Shall belong 
unto them .... in Manner as I have given the same to them & 
their respective heirs forever" 

"my son Isaac Bennet" was made executor. 

The witnesses were Jacob Tomson, Gershom Cobb and 
Thomas Paddock. 

The will was probated on 6 November, 1749, on the oaths of 
the three witnesses, and administration granted to "Isaac Bennet 
of s d Middlebro Husbandman Executor in the same will named" 

[11 : 316] "A true Inventory on the Estate Both Real & Per- 
sonal of Cap* Peter Bennett late of Middleborough Deceasd" 

was taken on 20 November, 1749, by Nehemiah Bennet, Seth 
Tinkham and Gershom Cobb. The real estate, not described, was 
valued at £5085, and the personal estate at £1013, 17s. 

The three appraisers made oath to the inventory, 27 December, 
1749, and the executor made oath to it, 1 January, 1749.* 

[Mrs. Priscilla Bennett's Estate] 

[Plym. Co. Prob. 11 1318] On 27 December, 1749, an inven- 
tory "of the Estate being all Real of m n Priscilla Bennett late 
wife of Cap 1 Peter Bennet, late of Middlebro .... Deceasd" was 
taken by Nehemiah Bennett, Seth Tinkham and Gershom Cobb. 
The real estate, not described, was valued at £656. The three 
appraisers made oath to the inventory, 27 December, 1749, and 
Isaac Bennet, administrator, made oath to it, 1 January, 1749.* 

[From original letter] On 1 January, 1749,* Isaac Bennett of 
Middleborough, yeoman, was appointed administrator on the 
estate of "Priscilla Bennit late of middlebro .... lately Died 
Intestate" [Also recorded, 11 : 317.] 

' [From unrecorded bond] On 1 January, 1749,* Isaac Bennett, 
as administrator, with Gershom Cobb and John Miller, as sureties, 
all yeomen of Middleborough, gave a bond for £500. The wit- 
nesses were Edward Winslow and Elijah Dean. 

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i;6 Proceedings of the Massachusetts Society 



PROCEEDINGS OF THE MASSACHUSETTS SOCIETY 
OF MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS 

Special Busixxss Meeting, 25 Skptemmeml, 1919 

A special business meeting was held at the Society's Rooms, 
Xo. 55 Mt- Vernon Street, Boston, on T hursday afternoon, 25 Sep- 
tember, 10:0, tor the fast reading of p roposed amendments of the 
By-Law*. 

The CUiuiuiittee on At Home Days served light refreshments, at 
die dost of the hnsiiry> merring 

GSTSS FOE TEE T JMLAET AJO> CanTWET 



Fiwii X!r Robert L ^Texs, Mass. No. 1696: fAwmd Lewis of 
I vniv Xlassachnscss. and Some of tus Descendants."* 

»«: Xlsss Xlahel H Cheney, htas*. So. 1521: A Framed Sampler, 
worfcec m :Sii K her fr anmnnch e r . Ithoda French, horn in 1801. 

F-on: X-r. X^n r. I^axzheidsr. Mass. No. 1^78: *The C^^r ^ tT 
of the Taher Fanxz^ " . alsc. ±j£Te PnoEognmbs of FamDy Records. 

F-.mt Vrs. Shanes T Ateir* Chiasm. No. ^717: Xme Photographs 
of Jw i^anu^ J>cn-2*> 

F^ait X:^. oecrps H lazsans. l£am. No. r-n : Am Osd Family 



V** i--«&* T. O.v-st it-z zl^vein. Yhj a* Feheratry. 1919. She 
%^ etar** i rssn^ffr ic /mat jokl as a g 11 1 ■riant of Stephen 

- x. H. 24 J^dy. 19 10 - 

^r^ as a descendant of 

1019. He 
sf William 




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Proceedmgi rf U* ICzzsschk^rtz: i^nrri z~? 



31 July, 1919. 

No. 1709. Mrs. Andrew W«=ki J-.uwn n i} . ~LnscL Jl Z~ mna r 



Na 171a Robot Sdott Vcspl BrjnktrwL Kfarg ryntr. rnMt Jimt 

Hovfend 
Na 1711. Mrs. Jafcr Cbzrks F jr;ii:nr A=san. l-t« Aspstt CaL, 

tOtL 

Na 1712. Rer. WiZEznt Comx ""IgriL T"inmnptaL Tt» mnix franx 

Isaac* AJkrraE. esguLi I ' m l ytsrf Alerrx- 
Na 1713. Miss Helena Aate Hr^» J^g ert i um Ifcfm. seaS. fruts. 

Na 1714. Henry CT::Rrn. Lacfcraj.. T'rwinanL C*mx m i d f-*m. 

WS» Bradford. 
Na 1715. Mrs. Joer ?m£ szjbsz. *&&jaamtt Yrf~ ma± 2tvbl jvano? 

Ckihx. eagxc l tranc ytasy Cirr'nuT*. 
Na 1716. Mrs. Fein Banes CacmpbeL. /iffMnife, Sad., imtix 

from F ranc :r Cosce. apd frwt V.aaf Cooke. 
29 August, 1919. 
Na 1717. Mrs. Claries Thomas Aieier. *2£ttL*&jrso&, Yt., tea£b 

frOCE J^hl. HoV22Jkd. 

Na 1718. Nathalie! Emnrjns Pare*. M.!a. Vfest Nevtos, Mass,, 

eigbrfc from Tft'iSaoB I*r*e£ord. 
Na 1719. Miss EsteSe A^aa George, Henuker, K, H^ eigbtib 

from Richard A arresL 
Na 172a Mrs. AJbert Sidney Bodies, BenrcngtoiL Yt-, smdb from 

Edward 1 F^Lc. eighth f rone Sanmef Ftilier. 
Na 1721. Mrs. George Edward fcichardi, Boston, Mastu, tents from 

Na 1722. Miss Mary Eauna Potter, Boston, Mass., eleventh from 

Francis 1 Cooke, tenth from John* Cooke. 
Na 1723. Mrs. Arthnr Parson Dana, Wefle&ley, Mass*, ninth from 

WiHiam Bradford 
Na 1724. James Rudolph Gartekl, Cleveland, CX, ninth from James 1 

Chilton, eighth from Mar/ Chilton. 
Na 1725. Wintbrop Pitt Tryon, States Island, N. Y., ninth from 

Stephen 1 Hopkins, eighth from Constance* Hopkins. 
8 September, 1919. 
Na 1726. Miss Henrietta Frances Dwight, Boston, Mass., ninth 

from William Bradford. 
No. 1727. Mrs. Frederick Charles Negus, Proctor, Vt, ninth from 

Francis Cooke. 
No. 1728. Edward Hickling Bradford, M.D., Boston, Mass., seventh 

from William Bradford. 
Na 1729. Miss Hattie Gray Holmes, Somerville, Mass., ninth from 

WiUiam Bradford. 



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Seth* Howland' s Estate 179 



SETH 8 ROWLAND'S ESTATE 

Br the Editok 

Seth* Howland (Isaac 2 , John 1 ) was born 28 November, 
1677, and died at Middleborough, Mass., 26 October, 1729. He 
married Elizabeth Delano, of Middleborough, on 24 May, 1728, 
and died intestate, leaving no issue. 

The widow sold to the heirs her rights in the real estate, and 
by decree of the probate court it was divided into six equal shares, 
one each for the surviving brother and the three surviving 
sisters, one for the heirs of the deceased brother and one for the 
heirs of the deceased sister. 

The will of Capt Peter Bennett, who married Seth* Howland' s 
sister Priscilla, and the estate of Priscilla, are printed in another 
article in this issue. 

We here print exhaustive abstracts of all records, and original 
documents on file, in the Plymouth County, Mass., Probate 
Records, relating to the settlement of Seth* Howland'* estate. 

Both of these articles are printed at the expense of Mrs. 
John M. Rice of Wakham, Mass., a descendant of Capt. Peter 
and Priscilla (Howland) Bennett, in three lines, and a member 
of the Massachusetts Society of Mayflower Descendants. 



[Seth* Howland's Estate] 

[Plym. Co. Prob., 5: 603] On 15 November, 1729, "Elizabeth 

Howland Relict widow of Seth Howland Late of Middleboro 

& m r Nath" South worth of middleborough" were appointed 
administrators of the estate of "Seth Howland of s 4 middleboro 
Lately Dyed Intestate" 

[From unrecorded bond] On 15 November, 1729, Elizabeth 
Howland, widow, and "Nath u Southworth Gen*", as adminis- 
trators, with Samuel Barrows and "William Thomas the Third", 
yeomen, as sureties, all being of Middleborough, gave bond for 
£1000. The bond was signed by Elizabeth Howland (by a mark), 
"Nath 1 " Southworth, "Samuel barrws" and William Thomas. 
The witnesses were John Winslow and "Eliz*" Winslow. 

[From original document] The inventory was taken, 19 Febru- 
ary, 1729/30, by Samuel Barrows, William Thomas and Jacob 
Tomson. The total amount was £1772, 18s., 2d., less debts of 
&47> 3s., iod. The real estate was as follows : 



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i8o Seth* Howland's Estate 

" His homestead containing about : 52 : acres and three Quarters 
lying in the purchase called the Six and Twenty mens purchase 
with the buildings and fences thereon" £696, 10s. 

"His thirteen acres and one third part of an acre of land 
Lying in Beaver dam neck In the purchase called the little lot 
mens purchase" £90. 

"His two lots being in number the : 7 th : and : 8 th : lots In the 
first allotment In the purchase called the little lot mens purchase 
with the fences thereon" £300. 

"His Thirteenth lot in the Second allotment In Said little lot 
mens purchase : containing Twenty five acres" £31. 

"His Twentieth lot In the Second allotment In Said little lot 
mens purchase containing Thirty five acres" £32. 

" His Eighteenth lot In the third allotment In the little lot mens 
purchase containing Twenty Six acres" £20. 

" His Twenty fourth lot In the third allotment In Said little lot 
mens purchase containing Eighteen acres" £11. , 

"His Twenty fifth lot In Said third allotment In Said little lot 
mens purchase containing Twenty four acres" £11. 

"His fifty Eighth lot In Said third allotment In Said little lot 
mens purchase containing Twenty five acres" £25. 

"His one half of the Thirtieth lot In the Third allotment In 
Said little lot mens purchase : Said half lot containeth Ten abres" 
iia 

" His Second lot in number In the purchase called the South 
purchase In the original Right of William cadman Said lot con- 
taineth forty five acres" £30* 

"His: 113**: lot in number In the purchase called the South 
purchase In the original Right of William cadman Said lot con- 
taineth forty five acres" £14- 

"His Share in the Right of William Cadman In the little 
Shares In Said South purchase** 10s. 

* His ^^ : tot In number In the first allotment In the purchase 
called the Sixteen Shilling purchase" £*& 

" lib k* In the third allotment In the Sixteen Shitting purchase 
In the original Right of Wilaaxi caAran being in number die 
Tenth lot containing ^^: acres ~ tJO. 

~Hts Share In the tounh a^ocrseat la Said Sixteen Stiffing 
purchase In tbe original R^gfct of \\Y.>.arc Cad=an~ £2. 

"I Us «*m* In the org-ul Right of WiVias: oisan In the 
allotment latcN U aI o^t o^ :Sr FaswrN S:ie of Xirsaskett Rhrer 
to the notthxtarvl ot tV £ju* Prwi^ t-^ Iv>n 

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Seth* Howland's Estate 181 

On s March, 1729/30, the administrators made oath to the 
inventory, before Isaac Winslow, Judge of Probate. [Also re- 
corded, 5 : 640.] 

[From unrecorded petition] Nathaniel Southworth and Eliza- 
beth Howland (she signed by a mark) petitioned for a commission 
to divide "the estate of Seth Howland late of middlebourough 
des e d .... the persons we have agreed upon Is Samuel Barrows 
Samuel Samson Jacob tomson Beniamin white & willim thomus". 
The petition was dated at Middleborough, n December, 1730. 

[From unrecorded document] "middleborough february 4 th 
1730/1 Sir pies to Send the order of a devision of Seth howlands 
Estate By the hand of m r James Sprout 

Nath 1 Southworth" 

[From original document] On 24 April, 1731, "mr Samuell 
Barrow mr Benjamin White mr Jacob Tompson mr Samuell 
Sampson and mr William Thomas the third all of Middleborough" 
were directed to make an equal division "of the housen and lands 
and Reall Estate that Seth Howland late of Middleborough 
afores d dyed siesed of ... . into six equall parts or shears so as 
the same may be set to y* heirs .... viz to the brothers and sisters 
of the s d Seth Howland or their legall Representatives they have- 
ing .... bought of Elizabeth Howland widdow .... her thirds 
.... in the s d Estate" [The warrant was also recorded, 6: 148.] 

[From original division] On 29 April, 1731, Samuel Samson, 
Jacob Tomson, "William Thomas third" and "Benj m White" 
divided the real estate into six equal parts, as follows : 

"The first Part or share Is In the North East side of the 
Homestead Lying In the Purches Caled the six and twenty mens 
Purches, Containing about twenty two acres and an Half 
Bounded as foloweth, Begining at a stake and stones standing 
on the North West side of the High way, to the North East of 
the Barn and from thence Ranging North West unto a stake with 
stones about it Standing on the south side of a Brook and so on 
the same Coars to Nemascet River . and then Bound [ed by] s d 
River Down streem to the Land of Cap* Joseph Vaughan and 
from thence by s d Vaughans Land unto the Land of Nathan 
Howland from thence by s d Howlands Land to the High way and 
from thence bounded by the High way about fifty Pole to the stake 
and stones first mentioned : also His Hundred and thirteenth Lot 
in Number: In the Purches Caled the south Purchase In the 
original Right of William Cadman s d Lot Containeth forty five 
acres, and also one sixth Part of s d Seth Howlands share In the 
original Right of will m Cadman In the allotment Lately Laid out 
on the Easterly side of Nemascet River to the Northward of the 
fall Brook" 



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182 Seth 9 Howland's Estate 

"The Parts of the (2 d ) share are as foloweth: viz: about 
Seventeen acres and a Quarter of the Homested Lying In the 
Purchase Caled the six and twenty mens Purchase Bounded as 
foloweth: .... the North East side thereof Is Bounded by that 
Part of the Homested set out unto the first share begining at the 
afore s* stake and stones standing on the North West side of 
the High way . and from thence Ranging North West unto the 
afore s d stake and stones standing on the southerly side of a 
Brook . and from thence on the same Coars unto Nemascet River : 
and from thence [b]y s* River up streem untill a Coars south 
sixty three Degrees East will strike a white oak tree marked on 
four sides with stones about it standing by the medow side about 
six or seven Pole from s* River and from s* 1 tree on the same 
Coars unto a stake and stones standing about four foot from the 
North side of the House between the old Part and New Part of 
the house : and from s* stake and stooes throw s* 1 house between 
the old and New Parts south 12 degrees and an Half East unto the 
High way . and from thence Bounded by the High way unto 
the stake and stones above mentioned together with the Barn and 
New End of the House standing on s* share : and also that Part 
of the Chimnie Near the Line which facees to the New End of 
s 4 house as also one sixth Part of s* Seth Howlands share In the 
originall Right of Wfll™ Cadman In the alotment lately laid out 
00 the Easterly side of Nemascet River to the Northward of the 
fall Brook" 

"The Parts of the 3 d share are as foloweth : viz : about thirteen 
acres and an Eighth Part of an acre of the Homested lying In 
the Purchase Caled the six and twenty mens Purchase Bounded 
as foloweth : . . . . the North East side thereof by that Part of the 
Homested set out to the (2* 1 ) share from Nemascet River unto 
the High way and from thence Bounded by the High way unto 
Nemascet River: and from thence bounded by s d River Down 
streem unto that Part set of to the 2* share afore s d together with 
the Buildings and fences thereon : as also one sixth Part of s 4 
Seth Howlands share In the originall Right of Will™ Cadman 
In the alotement Lately Laid out on the Easterly side of Nemascet 
River to the Northward of the fall Brook — Exepting that Part 
of the Chimny f acting unto the New End of the House:" 

"The Parts of the 4 th share are as foloweth : viz : The seventh 
Lot In the first alotment In the Purchase Caled the Litle Lot mens 
Purchase: as also the fifty Eaighth Lot In the third alotement 
In the s d Litle Lot mens Purchase Containing twenty five acres : 
also the twenty fifth Lot In the third alotement In s d Purchase 
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Seth* Hawiand's Estate 183 

Lot In the third alotment In s d Litle Lot mens Purchase Contain- 
ing ten acres, and also the second Lot In Number In the south 
Purchase In the original Right of Will m Cadman Containing 
forty five acres : as also one sixth Part of s d Seth Howlands share 
In the original Right of will Cadman In the alotement lately laid 
out on the Easterly side of Nemascet River to the Northward 
of the fall Brook" 

"The Parts of the 5 th share are as foloweth (viz: The Eighth 
Lot In the first alotment In ... . the Litle Lot mens Purchase : 
as also the twentieth Lot In the 2* alotment In s d Purchase 
Containing thirty five acres : as also the thirteenth Lot In the 3 d 
alotment In s d Litle Lot mens Purchase Containg twenty five 
acres : as also the s d SetH Howlands share In the fourth alotement 
In the sixteen shiling Purchase In the originall Right of Will - 
Cadman : as also one sixth Part of s d Seth Howlands share In the 
originall Right of will m Cadman In the alotement Lately Laid 
out on the Easterly side of Nemascet River to the Northward of 
the fall Brook" 

"The Parts of the 6 th share are as foloweth : viz : thirteen acres 
and one third Part of [an] acre of Land lying In Beaver Dam 
Neck In .... the little Lot mens Pu[rchase] and also the s d 
Seth Howlands six Part of a lot of Meadow In Winatuxet 
Medows and also the twenty seventh Lot In the first alotment In 
the Purchase Caled the sixteen [shilling] Purchase : as also the 
Eighteenth Lot and twenty forth Lot In the 3 d alotment In the 
[Little] Lot mens Purchase : and also the tenth Lot In the 3 d 
alotment In the sixteen shiling Purchase : as also one sycth Part 
of s d Seth Howlands share In the originall Right of Will m Cad- 
man In the alotment Lately Laid out on the Easterly side of 
Nemascet River to the Northward of the fall Brook" 

"Memorandom We do Determin that the fences that stand 
upon Each Particuler Part shall beloung unto s d Part where they 
now stand : And we Do Determin that the Pue In the Meeting 
house In the East Prescint In Middleborough Belonging to s d 
Seth Howland be Equely Devided Into six Parts that Is to say 
one sixth Part therof Belongs to Each share:" [The division 
was also recorded, 6: 148.] 

[From unrecorded original] In an unsigned petition, dated 
29 September, 1731, Peter Bennet recited that 'V Estate of 
Seth Howland of Middleborough late Dec d is Divided .... into 
Six shares : of which two Belongs to yo r Petitioner viz One in 
Right of his wife & y* other in Right of Nathan Howland who 
is y* only Surviving Brother of y* s d Dec* 1 w** your petitioner 
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Jacob Mitchell's Estate 185 



JACOB MITCHELL'S ESTATE 

By the Editor 

Jacob Mitchell 8 , son of Experience Mitchell, by his first 
wife, Jane 1 Cooke (Francis 1 ), was married at Plymouth, on 
7 November, 1666, to Susanna 1 Pope (Thomas 1 ). They settled 
at Dartmouth, and both were killed there, by the Indians, in 1675. 

They left three children: Jacob Mitchell 4 , who married, 1st, 
Deliverance Kingman, and, 2d, Rebecca Cushman 4 (Isaac*, Mary* 
AUerton, Isaac 1 ) ; Thomas Mitchell 4 , who married Elizabeth King- 
man ; Mary Mitchell 4 , who married Samuel Kingman. 

We here present exhaustive abstracts of all records in the 
Plymouth Colony Court Orders and the Plymouth County Pro- 
bate Records, relating to the settlement of the estate. 



[The Estate of Jacob Mitchell 8 ] 

[Court Orders, 5:131] At a court held 7 March, 1675.* 
"Experience Michell and Edward Michell appointed by the Court 
to use the best Care to enquire after and take into theire Costody 
the estate of Jacob Michell Deceased, and to make Report thereof 
to the Court that soe it may be prefered to the best that may be 
for the Good of the Children ;" 

[Court Orders, 5: 174] At a court held 5 March, 1677. 
"Experience Michell Edward Michell and Joseph Bartlett are 
allowed and appointed by to be Gaurdians to the Children of 
Jacob Michell Deceased to Call in the Debts Due unto the said 
estate and to Gather the same together and to Improve the same 
for the future Good of the said Children when they Come to be 
of age;" 

[Plym. Co. Prob. Reds., 1 192] An "Inventory of the Estate 
of Jacob Mitchel Late of Dartmouth who deceased in the year 
1675" was exhibited to the Court, at Plymouth, on 17 March, 
1690/1. The real estate was not appraised. The only personal 
estate was: "money" £27, 15s., and "Pewter" £1. 

"Thomas Michel Son of S d Deceased" made oath to the in- 
ventory, and administration was granted to "Edward Mitchell 
of Bridgwater and to Thomas Mitchell Son of Jacob mitchell 
deceased" 

• 17 March, 1676, in New Style dating. 



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Ebeneser Richmond's Will 187 

On 16 June, 1713, "Thomas Oldham & Mercy his Wife .... 
and Eph m Kean & Hannah his Wife .... & Eben r Richmond & 
anna his Wife" sold land which "did formerly Belong unto our 
Hon d Father Rob* Sprout Deceased". [Plym. Co. Deeds, 12 132.] 

Other quotations from the original records could be given, 
but enough have been presented to show that Ebenezer Richmond 
married Anna Sprout, and that Hannah Sprout, her sister, married 
Ephraim Keen. 

We here print exhaustive abstracts of Ebenezer Sprout's will 
and all other records, or documents on file, in the Plymouth 
County, Mass., Registry of Probate, relating to the settlement 
of the estate. 

This article has been prepared at the expense of two members 
of the Massachusetts Society of Mayflower Descendants: Miss 
Elizabeth Cowing and Miss Janet McKay Cowing, of Seneca 
Falls, N. Y., descendants of Ebenezer and Anna (Sprout) Rich- 
mond, through their daughter Anna Richmond, who married 
Caleb Cowing, of Rochester, Mass., on 3 May, 1734. 



[Ebenezer Richmond's Will] 

[From original will] On 7 April, 1729, Ebenezer Richmond, 
of Middleborough, made his will. Bequests were as follows : 

To "wife annah* richmond all and whol and soul improve- 
ment of my whole estate reale and Parsonel during her life" 

To "my eldest Son ebenezer richmon all that my lot of land 
lying on assawampset neck which I have heretofore given to him 
by a deed of gift" 

To "my Son roberd richmond the one half of the farm I now 
live on with the howsing and fenceing on it that is to Say the 
Sowestend:" 

To "my Son Silvester richmond the other half of my Said 
farm begining at the norwest end" 

To "my dafter annah richmond one feather bed and beding 
and ten pound to be paid by my Son roberd richmond at my 
wifes deces and ten pound to be paid by my Son Silvester. rich- 
mond at my wifes deces:" 

To "my dafter rachel richmond one f ether bed and beding 
and five pound to be payd by my Son roberd richmond at my 

•This was first written "hannah", but the Initial "h" was crossed off, 
apparently in the same ink as the rest of the word. The name was incorrectly 
recorded M Hannah ". See introductory note. — Editor. 



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188 Ebenezer Richmond's WiU 

wifes deses: and five pound to be payd by my Son Silvester 
richmond at my wifes deces" 

To "my dafter elizabeth worshbon the wife of edward worsh- 
bon five pound to be payd by my Son Silvester richmond at my 
wifes deces" 

"all the rest of my moveabel estate to be devided eqaly to my 
three dafters at my wifes deces" 

"my wife" and "my Son ebenezer richmond" were appointed 
executors. 

The will was signed by a mark. The witnesses were James 
Sprout and Benjamin Spooner. On 8 July, 1729, Benjamin 
Spooner made oath that he wrote the will and witnessed it. 
James Sprout made oath to the will on 6 October, 1729. [The 
will also recorded, 7: 419.] 

[From original agreement] On 12 May, 1729, "Ebenezer 
Richmond and Robart Richmond of ... . middleborough .... 
sons of Ebenezer Richmond Late of ... . middleborough afores d 
now decsed & aner Richmond and Rachel Richmond Both of 
midleboro .... daughters of sd decesed and Elizabeth washpond 
another of y* daughters of sd decesed & Edward washpond Her 
Husband Both of Bridgwater" agreed "that this our fathers Last 
will shall Stand and Remain In full fors acording to to the true 
Intent and meening of the same" The agreement was signed by 
Ebenezer Richmond, Robert Richmond, Anna Richmond (by a 
mark), Rachel Richmond, Elizabeth Washburn (by a marie), 
Edward Washburn and Silvester Richmond. The witnesses were 
Benjamin Spooner and Nathaniel South worth, for all but Silvester 
Richmond, whose signature was witnessed by Edward Winslow 
and Mary Winslow. 

Ebenezer Richmond, Anna Richmond and Rachel Richmond 
made oath to the agreement, 29 June, 1730; Robert Richmond 
made oath to it 13 September, 1731 ; Edward Washburn, of 
Bridgewater, and Elizabeth Washburn, his wife, made oath to 
it, 24 November, 1733 ; and Silvester Richmond made oath to it, 
6 September, 1737, all before Isaac Winslow, Judge of Probate. 
[The agreement was also recorded, 7: 419.] 

[From unrecorded warrant] On 6 October, 1729, "Cap 1 
Ichabod Southworth M r Nath u Southworth & M r Ebenez r Ham- 
bling", all of Middleborough, were appointed to appraise the 
estate. 

[From original inventory] The inventory was taken 28 De- 
cember, 1729, by Ichabod Southworth, Ebenezer Hamlin and 
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Lieut. Ephraim* Bradford's Will 189 

with y* Hous and fenceing" £350; "his fouer Lots In asawamset 
neck with y* fencing & hous" ii8o. Ebenezer Hamlin and 
Nathaniel Southworth made oath to the inventory, 5 March, 
1729/30. [The inventory also recorded, 7:420.] 

[From unrecorded petition.] "Hond: Sir I have been for 
some time kept out of my Wives Portion and can not hear that 
any of her Brothers Richmonds will administer I would pray 
your Honour To send a Citation to the Widow Anne Richmond 
and Ebenezer Richmond the Eldest son & to Robert & Silvester 
Richmonds That if they or Either of them will administer on the 
Estate of our Hon d Father Ebenezer Richmond, Deceased if they 
see cause & if they will not I pray that I may have Liberty to 
administer my self & I pray your Hon 1 * To send me word whether 
you will admit me to administer or no & when 
Roch* 17 April 1738: Caleb Cowing" 

[Addressed on the back] "To The Hon d Isaac Winslow Esqr 
Judge of Probates &c at Marsfield" 



LIEUT. EPHRAIM 8 BRADFORD'S WILL 

Br the Editor 

Ephraim 8 Bradford (William*- 1 ), of Plymouth and Kingston, 
Mass., married Elizabeth 4 Brewster ( Wrestling*, Love*, William 1 ), 
on 13 February, 1709/10, and had ten children recorded at 
Plymouth: Deborah, died in 1732, unmarried; An unnamed son; 
Anna; An unnamed daughter; Elizabeth; Ephraim, died before 
December, 1741; Abigail; Lusanna; Elijah, died young; An un- 
named son. 

The settlement of the father's estate shows that there were 
four other children, whose births are not on the records of 
Plymouth or Kingston. They were: Ruth, Ezekiel, Simeon and 
Wait. 

Ephraim 8 Bradford made his will 16 December, 1741, and it 
was probated 6 October, 1746. In the inventory, taken 20 Febru- 
ary, 1746/7, he was called Lieutenant. 

The will mentions "my three Sons" and "my daughters", but 
does not give their names. 

The guardianship proceedings show that the three surviving 
sons were : Ezekiel 4 , Simeon 4 and Wait 4 . 

• Rochester, Mast. 



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192 Note by the Editor 



A BUILDING FUND 

The unequalled, and rapidly increasing, collection of data 
for "The Mayflower Genealogies", owned by the Massachusetts 
Society of Mayflower Descendants, could not be replaced, if 
destroyed, without the expenditure of many thousands of dollars. 

The Society's priceless relics of the Mayflower Passengers 
themselves, and of their descendants, could never be replaced. 

It is of the greatest importance, therefore, that the Society 
should have a fireproof building of its own, at the earliest possible 
date. 

The Society's present quarters are not large enough, and more 
room is greatly needed. 

A fireproof building of moderate size would be sufficient for 
a number of years, and it could easily be planned to allow for 
enlargement when necessary. 

This matter had been in the Editor's mind for a long time, 
and at the regular meeting of the Board of Assistants, held 
14 April, 1919, he proposed that a Building Fund be started, and 
that all Minor Life Membership Fees ($100.00 each), and all 
Life Membership Fees ($100.00 each) received after 1 January, 
1919, be credited to that fund. 

The plan was unanimously approved, and the Building Fund 
amounted, on 1 October, 1919, to $1900.00, made up of ten Life 
and nine Minor Life Membership Fees. 

One member in her ninetieth year has transferred from Annual 
to Life Membership, in order to hasten the time when we shall 
have our own fireproof home. 

By vote of the Board of Assistants, any United States bonds 
will be accepted in payment of Life or Minor Life Membership 
Fees. One $100.00 bond or two $50.00 bonds will pay either fee. 

Cash gifts and gifts of Liberty Bonds, or any other bonds, 
are desired. 



NOTE BY THE EDITOR 

Makepeace — Tisdale — Rogers. On page 135 of our July 
issue, it was stated that William Makepeace married Abigail 
Tisdale, "daughter of John Tisdale and Abigail 8 Rogers". This 
should have read "daughter of John Tisdale and Anna 8 Rogers", 
as shown in the article on page 24 of our January issue. 



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INDEX OF PERSONS 



%£? J Dorothy, 58 
Joanna, 153 
Preserved, $8, 153 

JES. I Edward. I4 8 

Francis, 131, 190 

James, 149 

John, 7*. 191 

Nathaniel* 5 

Richard, 191 
Aiken, mrs. David W., 68 
Akbxey, mrs. Charles T., 176, 177 
Aldin, Anna, 126 

David, 27 

Elizabeth, 84, 89, 143 

John, 9, 47. 66, 67, 7©, 84, 89. 99. 
113-116, 1*5, «6, 14a, 143. 

176, 170* 
Jonathan, 126 
Priscilla, 142 

Allen) 

Allin J ' l22 

Christian, 36 

Daniel, 36 

Frederick B„ is, 54 

Frederick U, 67 

Joseph, 1 01 

Martha, 148 

Matthew, 149 

Nehemiah, 37 

mrs. Walter, 47 
Allebton, Bartholomew, 125 

Isaac, 66, 68-70, 102, 113, 114, 
116, 125, *77» 178, 185 

John, 125 

Mary, 68-70, 102, 113, 116, 125, 

177, 178, 185 
Remember, 113, 114, 125 

Almby, mulatto, 85 

mrs. Norman L., 116 
Andebson, mrs. Oliver P., 115 
Andbews, Abigail, 89 

Elkanah, 55 

Henry, 44 

James, 55 

John, 46 , 

Mehitable, 44 
Angiee ) 

Akgeib > Ames, 152 
Angee j 

Hannah, 153 

Samuel, 152, 153 



Anthony, Andrew W., 67, 70 

mrs. Andrew W., 177 

Benjamin H., 10 

William, 158 
Applbton, mrs. Henry L., 69 

Mary P., 69 

Aeno ) fl 

Aenoo J ' 5 

John, 9 
Aenold, Caleb, 148 

Aeeault, , 149 

Atheeton ) . 

A«TH«.T01« J Samttd ' *** 

Uriah, 142 



mrs. John G 
, j '55 



Atsatt, mrs. John C. F., 177 

Atwooo 

Attwooo 

Adoniram, 94 

Ephraim, x8, 55 

Hannah, 94 

Hannah T., 94 

John, 94 

John M., 94 

Nancy C, 94 

Ruth, 18 
Augsbuby, mrs. Willard S., 67 
Austinb, Jonah, 56 
Avery, Anne, 103 

Charles F., 48 

Florence G., 48 

Robert, 103 

Baocock, George, 124 

Bailey 1 

Baily J • ISI 

John, 85, 158 

Thomas, 86, 158 

William, 88 
Bake*, Amos, 146 

mrs. John P., 177 

Kenelm, 99 
Ball, Francis, 149 

mrs. Posey D., 68 
Bangs, Edward, 133 

Elisha, 133 

Jonathan, 133, 134 

Mary, 134 

Samuel, 133 
Barbour, Peter, 8 
Babker, Betty, 101 

Francis, 98, 99 

John, 98 

Robert, 99 



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Barlow, Joanna, 106 

Baenaby \ 

BarnareyI James, 79, 131, 168 

Barnebe ) 

Barnes, Benjamin, 162 

Elizabeth, 36, 162 

Thomas, 36 

William T., 70 
Barney, Ann, 135, 140 

William, 135, 137. *38, »4© 
Bamows \ 

Barrow > mrs. Archibald C, 115 
Barrws ) 

George, 74 

Robert, 173 

Samuel, 179. 181, 184 
Barstow, Joseph, 99 
Bartlett, , 168-170 

Abigail, 167, 169. 170 

Benjamin, 22 

Betty, 166 

Cornelius, 165 

Deborah, 163 

Dorothy, 91* 9* 

Ebenezer, 131, 132, 168, 169 

Eliza, 165 

Elizabeth, 22, 131, 13a, 169 

Ephraim, 166 

Eunice, 163 

Hannah, 131, 13a 

Jabez, 22 

James, 131* 13* 

James C, 166 

Jane, 22 

Jemima, aa 

John, 131, 13a, 163, 166, 168-170 

Joseph, 3a, 131, 13a, 166-170, 185 

Lemuel, 131* I3*» 169, 170 

Mary. 22, 131. 167 

Mercy, 22 t 166 

Nathaniel, 165 

Rebecca, 22 

Robert, 131, 132, 167-170 

Samuel, 131, 165, 166, 168, 170 

Sarah, 131, 13a, 163 

Silvanus, 166, 170 

Susanna, 166 

Thomas, as, 131, 13a, 167-170 

William, 22, 166 

Zaccheus, 22 

Barton, , 93 

Bass, Joseph P., 66 

H? J "■—*. « 
Mary, 39 
Nathan, 100 
Samuel, 49 
William G., 49 



Batcheloer, Florence C, 114 
Joseph H., 115 
Mark D., 115, 176 
mrs. Mark D., 1x4 

batT i =*"«* P " ** 

Joseph, 75, 184 

Naomi, 77 
Battles, Alice, 166 

Elizabeth, 166 

Polly, 166 

Samuel, 166 
Baylies, I. W., 12 

Nicholas, 55 

William, 55, 56, 83 
Brake, James, 5 
Beaman, mrs. Ira M., 68 
Bearse \ 

Bearce > Ebenezer, 49 
Beares ) 

Ichabod, 163 

Lucy J., 163 

Priscilla, 49 

Robert, 38 

Sally, 163 

Sarah A., 163 
Bell, Easter, 61 
Belli ngham, Richard, 4 
Bendall, Freegrace, 5 
Bennett 1 
Ben n ft 

Bbhet . '74.I7S 

Ben nit 

Anna, 171, 173 

Deborah, 88, 171, 175 

Elizabeth, 171, 174. 175 

Isaac, 171-175 

Jacob, 74 

Jael, 171, 173. X75 

James, 158 

Jedediah, 171 

Jemima, 171, 174 

John, 78, 80, 173 

Joseph, 171, 173, 174 

Mary, 171 

Nathan, 171, 173-175 

Nehemiah, 175, 184 

Peter, 171-173. 175, X79» 183, 184 

Priscilla, 171-173. 175. 179. 184 

Samuel, 80, 173 

Sarah, 171, 184 

Susanna, 171, 173, 175 

Thankful, 171 
Benning, John, 7 
Benson, Abigail, xoi 

Bathsheba, 23 

Bathsheba T., 23 

Elias T., 23 

Ellis, 23 



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Benson, cont'd 

George, 23 

Luanda T., 23 

Lydia W„ 23 

Seth, 23 
Bent, Joseph, 124 
Beery, Antoinette L., 23 

Harriet S., 23 

Maria, 23 

Maria 1L, 23 

Martha, L. G, 178 

Mary T., 23 

Timothy, 23 

William T., 23 
Bicknel, Thomas, a8 
Bigelow, Lewis S., 67 
Billings, , 157 

Ebenezer, 124 

Richard, 157 
BiLLiNGTON, Eleanor, 77, 104, 125 

Francis, 77, 104, 1*5 

Isaac, 77, 104 

John, 77, 104, 12$ 

Mercy, 15s 
Bishop, John, 130 

Nathaniel, 130 

Zephaniah, 129, 130 
Blacks, Anna, 62 

John, 32 
Blackinton, Pentecost, 131 
Blacewell, John, 39 

Michael, 39 
Blake, , 5 

John, 9 

Nathaniel, 124 
Blandino ) c . 
Blandince \ Sanme1 ' 10 * 

William, 109 

Boardman, , 90 

Bolles, mis. Albert S^ 177 
Booth, Abram, 99 

Hannah, 45 

BORDlfAN, , 90 

Boswobth, Bridget, 24 

Edward, 18 

Elizabeth, 153 

John, 149, 150 

Joseph, 153 

Nathaniel, 149 
Bouchee I T 
Bauchee { Lou19 ' l 

Sarah, 1, a, 7, 9 
Bourne ) 
Boueh f ' I49 

Aaron, 147 

Jedediah, 105 
Bowen l 
Bowih > > 38 

BO WINE J 



Bowen, etc., cont'd 

Elizabeth, 149 

Ephraim, 130 

Esther, 154 

Hezekiah, 156 

Obadiah, 156 
Bowman, George Ernest, x, 48, 65, 66, 

70,96, 117, 14a, 178 
Boydell, John, 7 
Boynton, Mary L., 113 

mrs, William G., 70 
Bradford, , 189 

Abigail, 189-191 

Abner, 190, 191 

Andrew, 72 

Ann A., 66 

Anna, 1 89-1 91 

Charlotte L., 114 

Cynthia, 72 

Deborah, 189 

Dorothy, 125 

Edward A., 114 

Edward H., 177 

Eleanor, 22 

Elijah, 189 

Elizabeth, 189-191 

Ephraim, 189-191 

Ezekiel, 189, 191 

Gideon, 54 

Hannah, 1x7 

Horace S., 65 

Ichabod, 19 x 

James, 22 

Lucy, 190, X9X 

Lusanna, 189 

Nathaniel, 22 

Polly, 72 

Robert, 44 

Ruth, 189-191 

Samuel, 117, 191 

Simeon, 189, 191 

Wait, 189, X91 

William, 66-70, 78, XX3-H5, 117, 
"5, 177, 178, 189 
Beadshaw, Hamilton, 68 
Beagg, Bethiah, 146-148 

Henry, 149 
Beam hall, Albert N., 95 

Benjamin, 95 

Mary, 95 

Robert E^ 95 
Brandy, William, 4 
Brattle, Thomas, 5 
Bray man, Experience, 154 

Joseph, 154 
Beett, Elihu, 41 
Beewster, Elizabeth, 189 
John, 191 



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Brewster, cont'd 

Love, 67-69, 113, 116, 117, 125, 
189 

Mary, 125 

Patience, 159 

William, 48, 66-70, 1 1 3-1 1 6, 125, 
«59, 176-178. 189 

Wrestling, 125, 189, 191 
Bridgham, Joseph, 130 
Briggs, Benjamin, 60 

Cornelius, 99 

James, 100 

John, 60, 141 

Joseph, 60 

Mary, 57 

Mathew, 57 

Richard, 60 

Samuel, 46 

William, 57 
Britteridgr, Richard, 135 

Brookes, , 5 

Brooman, Joseph, 15s 

Sarah, 15s 

Amos, 130 

Andia, 36 

Bethiah, 129 

mrs. Charles W„ 115 

Consider, 130 

Deborah, 129, 130 

mrs. George W., 115 

Hannah, 109, 129, 153 

mrs. Harry M., 70 

Isaac, 130 

James, 31, 33, 34, 128, 129, 156 

John, 36, 129 

Joseph, 109, 153 

Lydia, 128 

Margaret, 156 

Mary, 97, 98, 172 

Noah, 1 28-130 

Peter, 67, 68, 97, 98, 114. 1*5, 17* 

Rebecca, 129 

Stephen, 129 

William, 128 

Winfield M., 128 
Brownel, George, 158 

Jonathan, 17 

Thomas, 88 
Bryant, Joseph, 99 

Micah, xox 

Samuel, 191 

K£E {»«*-*» 

David, 37 

John, 58 

Joseph, 39, 107, no 

Lydia, no 

Nehemiah, 39, 59, 107 



Bullock ) . 
Bullocke J Samoel » V> i$2 

Seth, 148 

Thankful, 37, 152 

EST }'■-*"«■ 

Joanna, 78 

Nathaniel, 105, 106 

Samuel, 78 
Bum stead, Jeremiah, 2 
Bundey, John, 56, 61 

Ruth, 56 
B urbane, Abigail, 22 

Abigail W., 22 

Calvin P., 22 

Elijah W., 22 

Ezra, 94 

Ezra L*, 22 

Priscilla, 94 

Priscilla A., 22 

William S., 22 
Burgbs 1 

Burgis > Edward, 158 
Burggs ) 

Thomas, 8s, 88 
BURREL, , 9 

Burt, , 148 

Beatrice M., 115, 117 

Hannah, 55 

Henry P., 113 

mrs. Henry P., 68 

James, 30, 33 
Butten, William, 125 
Butterworth, Elizabeth, 154 

John, 58, 154 

Mary, 58 
Buttolph, Nicholas, 122 
Bypield, Nathaniel, 25 
Byram, Nicholas, 5 

Cadman, William, 180-183 
Cahoon, Anthony B., 49 

Eunisey, 50 

Graften, 49 

Jesse, 49, 50 

Joseph M., 50 

Meribah, 50 

Rebecca L., 50 

Reuben, 50 

Reuben T., 50 

Simeon, 50 

Thankful, 50 

Vianna, 49 

John, 163 
Nehemiah, 138 
Sarah, 163 
William W., 163 



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Cans, sec Kun 

Canjuncee, Timothy, 32 
Capron, Comfort, 130 
Carpenter, Abraham, 153 

Amos, 58, 153 

Benjamin, 156 

David, 37 

Ephraim, 15a 

John, 58, 109, 153 

Joseph, 36 

Josiah, 130 

Jotham, 156 

Margaret, 36 

Obadiah, 107 

Priscilla, 109 

Samuel, 37, 58, 109, 153. »55 

Solomon, 58 

William, 39, 59, 107, 108, 15a, 
1 S3, *$$ 

Zachariah, 109 
Carter, Robert, 12$ 
Carver, John, 125, 165 

Katherine, 125 

Nathaniel, 165 

Sarah, 16s 

Sarah J., 16s 
Ca«y, , 146, 151 

Benjamin, 149, 150 

John, 136 

ass* I «*-*«*.* 

John, us. 148 

mrs. John, 70 

Joseph, 155 

Nathaniel, 4s 

Sarah, 60 

Seth, 46 

Stephen, 155 
Cats, negro, is 
Chappey, David, 109 

Dorothy, 156 

Jonathan, 107 

Joseph, 156 

Nathaniel, 38, 107, 109 

SZSZ I *~. '*>• ■•« 

Ebenezer, 190, 191 

Joshua, 191 

Mary, 146 

Nathan, 190, 191 

Philip, 90, 9*. 191 

Ruth, 190, 191 

Zebedee, 104 
Chapman, Prudence, 126 
Chardb, Samuel, 79 
Chase, , 14a, 144 

Benjamin, 14a, 143 

Mercy, 14s 
Cheney, Mabel &, 176 



Childs, Albert W., 114 
Chilton, , ias 

James, 1, 24, 40, 6a, 67-70, 73. 
114, us, "I, i*5, *77 

Mary, 1, 24, 40, 62, 67-70, 73. 
114, 115, 121, ias, 177 

China, , 124 

Chipman, Benjamin, 191 

Seth, 64 
Church, t 55, 149 

Charles, 158 

Constant, a6 

John, 157, 158 

Joseph, 86 

Thomas, 87, 158 
Churchill ) 

Churchell > Eleazer, 59, 131, 13a 
Churchbl ) 

Hannah, 59, 131, 13a 

Joanna, 59 

John, 59 

Joseph, 59 

Stephen, 131 

William, 191 
Claflin, mrs. William H., 65, 69 
Claggbt, William, 149 
Clap, Eleazer, 81 

Joseph, 124 

Sylvia, 81 

Clam I l22 

Clarke J ' l22 

John, 79 

Richard, 125 

Samuel, 75 

William, 168 

William G, 177 
Coao, Hannah, 20 

James, ao 

Mary, ao 

Sarah, ao 

sri— .«.«■ 

Augustine, 57 

David, 8a 

D. G. W., 12 

Ebenezer, 138, 191 

Elisha, 59 

Gershom, 36, 175, 191 

James, 11 1, 184* 191 

Jane, 61 

John, 59-6i. in 

Jonathan, 130, 173 

Joseph, 1 is 

Katherine, 120 

Morgan, 150 

Samuel, 57 
Coddington, Nathaniel, 8, 2$ 

William, 7. 9. *5 
Coffin, James H., 11a 



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Index of Persons 



Coogeshal, Peter, 149 
Cohun, William, 36, 37 
Cole, ,9 

Anna, 108, no 

Hugh, 108, no 

James, 108, no 

John, 53, 64, 108, no 

Joseph, zo8 

Martha, 108, no 

Mary, S3 

Ruth, 108, no 

Susanna, 53, 158 

£££. } A—. '«• 

Benjamin, 133, 134 

Jonathan, 134 

Ruth, 134 

Silvanus, 134 
Combes, Francis, 5 
Conant, Christian, 135 

Timothy, 130 
Conjuncke, Timothy, 3s 

Coo J[ E J Damaris, 43, 43 

Deborah, 159 

Elisba, 1-3, 7-9 

Francis, 43, 43, 48, 53, 68, 
113-115, 117, 125, 131. 159. 
176-178. 185 

Hester, 53 

Jacob, 4*-44» 131 

Jane, 1-3, 7. 9, 185 

John, 26, 4*-44. i*5» *77 

Josiah, 42, 43, 159, 161 

Lydia, 4a, 43 

Margaret, 4J, 43 

Phebe, 4a, 43 

Rebecca, 42, 43 

Robert, 191 

Sarah, 131 

William, 42, 43 
Coolidge, mrs. Lowell, 67 
Coombs, Francis, 5 
Coopeb > 
CoopperJ ' "° 

Abijah, 58 

Elizabeth, 22, no 

Hannah, 22 

Humility, 125 

James, 118 

Judith, 57 

Nathaniel, 58 

Peter, 58 

Richard, 22, 158 
Copeland, Benjamin, 16 

Jonathan, 72 
Coppin, , 7-9 



Cobban, Dorcas, 163 

Ezra, 163 

Hannah, 163 
Cornish, Abigail, 80 

Louis C, 112, 115, 116 

Susanna, 80 
Coston, Peter, 5 
Cotton, , 184 

Elizabeth, 20, 95 

Frederick, 95 

Hannah, 19, 20 

Joanna, 19 

John, 19, 20, xo8 

Josiah, 20, 41, 64, xo8 

Lucy, 20 

Mary, 20 

Rosseter, 19 

Sarah, 20 

Sarah O., 95 

Sophia, 20 

Ward, 20 
Covington, Catharine, 164 

Nathaniel, 164 

Nathaniel C, 164 

William, 164 
Cowen, mrs. Robert, 115 
Cowing, Anna, 187 

Caleb, 187, 189 

Elizabeth, 66, 187 

Janet McIC, 66, 187 
Ceabtree, Benjamin, 148 
Cbackston, John, 125 
Crandbl, Samuel, 13, 88 
Cbandon, Benjamin, 20 

James, 20 

Jean, 20 

John, 20 

Ruth, 20 

Thomas, 20 
Crane, Gershom, 137 

Henry, 123 

Nathan, 120 
Crawford, mrs. Dewees N., 68, 116 
Croadb, Rachel, 43 

Thomas, 43, 64 
Crombie ) Amwtm ^ 
Crumbie J Anna ' * 

Calvin, 94 

Kimball, 94 

Polly, 94 

William, 94 

Zerviah, 94 
Croplry, mrs. Sarah D., 176 
Crosby, Daniel, 50 

Enoch, 50 

Thankful, 50 
Crossman ) .. A 
Crosman jM.tT.to 

Phebe, 43, 130 
Sarah, 37 



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Grow, William, 3, 5 
Crowell, Hannah, 50 

Jacob, 50 

Mary A., 50 

Patience G, 50 

Stephen, 50 
Culipher, see Gulliver 
Cummins, David, 149 
Cunningham, Nathaniel, 7 

William, 124 

cZ I Benjamin, m 

Consider, 73 

Elisha, 111 

Elizabeth, zn 

Francis, 111 

John, izi 

Reuben, 73 
Cushing, mrs. Alfred, 68, 178 

Deborah, 12 

Doris FL, 68, 178 

John, 54, 93 

Joshua, 131 

CU8HMAN ) ^^ 
CU8HMON J ' ,04 

Anna, 102, 103 
Eleanor J., 113 
Elisabeth, 10a, 103 
Elkanah, 102 
Herbert IL, 70, 113 
mrs. Herbert E., 113 
Isaac, 185 
Isaiah, 10a, 103 
Jabez, 106 
Josiah, 1 oa, 104 
Martha, 10a, 103 
Mary, 102, 185 
Rebecca, 185 
Sarah, 113 
Susanna, 102-104 
William, 101-103 
Cutler, Charles F.,66 



, 66, 119, 130 



DAGGErM 

Doogett V 
Doget J 

Amos, 130 

John, 129, 130 

Reuben, 130 

Sibyl, 119 
Dale, mrs. Samuel S., 48 
Dana, mrs. Arthur P., 177 
Danpobth, Samuel, 138 

Thomas, 118 
Daniels, Edwin A., 65 

Dabby, , 148 

Darling, Benjamin, 7 

Elisabeth, 171, 174, 

Huldah, 101 

John, 171 



175 



Darnall, William, 5 
Daibow, Leland G., 67 
Daulingb, Benjamin, 7 
Davenport, John, 158 

Jonathan, 87 

Oliver, 17 

Samuel, 124 

Simon, 16, 158 

Stephen, 123 
Davis, 1 149. 151 

Aaron, 88, 158 

Bethiah, 147, 148, 150 

Ethel B„ 6$ 

Hannah, 124 

Simon, 146 
Day, Marion L., 1x5 

ssr }«»*'» 

Elizabeth, 60 
Ezra, 46 
Fred R. E., 70 
mrs. Fred R. E., 69 
Hannah, 62 
mrs. Irving A., 117 
Isaac, 62 
James, 31, 33, 34 
John, 60 
Joseph, 82 
Sally, 11 
Samuel, 118 
Sarah, 83 
Delano i 

DlLLONO ) 

Elizabeth, 179 
Delrono, Lawrance, 158 
Demarcado, David R., 5 
Dennis, Robert, 88, 158 
Dens more, John H., 47, 48 
Dexter, Thomas, 148 
Diman, Daniel, 162 

Susanna, 162 
Dixon, Calvin L., 95 

Jacob W., 95 

Ruby, 95 

Samuel, 95 

Samuel R., 95 
Doanb, Mary E., 50 

Orick, 50 

Orick E„ 50 

Samuel, 50 

Sarah D., 50 
Doggett, see Daggett 
Doty 
Doten 
Doughty 
Dowty 

A. Duane, 69 

Elizabeth, 162 

Edward, 5, 66, 69, 97, 98, 125, 178 



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Index of Persons 



Doty, etc, cont'd 

George H., 164 

Hannah, 164 

Hope, 1 62 

James, 162 

Wary, 97, 98 

Naomi, 164 

Palmer, 118 

Phebe, 164 

Prince, 164 

Sarah A., 164 

Sukey, 164 

Susan, 164 

Thomas, 59 
Douglas, Jean, 21 

John, ao 

Mercy, 20 
Dow, William, 122 
Downes, Edmund, 5 
Dowse, William B. H„ 65, 67, 93 
Drake, mrs. Frederick T., 66 
Deafer, Stephen, 130 
Drew, Charles, 166 

Charles C, 113 

Elizabeth, 59, 166 

Gamaliel, 166 

James, 166 

Joanna, 166 

John, 59. 171 

Josiah, 95 

Lacy, x66 

Mary, 171 

Rebecca, 64 

Reuben, 166 

Sarah, 166 

Sarah D., 95 

Sarah W., 95, 166 

Sophronia, 166 

Stephen, 166 

Susanna, 171, 175 

William, 166 

Drown* \ J° nathan . M8-150 
Deuce, John, 37 
Drury, John, 5 
Dunham ) A . . , t , 

DONHAM \ **"*** l6 < 

Eleazer, 79 
Jabez, 79 
Joseph, 164 
William, 164 
Dunn kly, Torrance, 146 

KZS !"■—*.- 

Hannah, so 
Mary, 20 
Richard, 20 
Sarah, 20 
Thomas, 20 



Dutch, Barbara, 13s 

Samuel, 13s 

Susanna, 135 
Dwight, Henrietta F„ 177 
Dwinal, Ella J., 68 

{££ j Charles, 44 

James, 13 
John, 149 
Susan J„ 133 

Eager, mrs. Charles H., 114 
Eaton, Francis, 69, 70, 125 

Samuel, 69, 70, 125 

Sarah, 125 
Eddy \ 

Eedy > Alice, 112 
Ekdey ) 

Anna, 94 

Caleb, 36, xx 2, 156 

Ebenezer, 112, 148 

Elinor, 112 

John, in 

Joseph, 148 

Joshua, 112 

Obadiah, 112 

Samuel, 36, 94, 112 

Zachariah, xxx, 1x2, 156 
Edmands, mrs. Frank, 66 
Edson, Abiezer, 171, 175 

Jael, 171, X75 

Josiah, 42 

Samuel, xo6 

ssri **-«.•*•« 

Cyrena, 50 

Deliverance, 50 

Dorothy, 50 

Ebenezer, 50 

Edric, 65 

Eliiha B., 50, 51 

Elnathan, 50 

Elra, 50, 51 

Fanny, 50 

Hezekiah, 50 

Isaac, 50 

Jedidah, 50 

Jesse L., 50 

Julany, $i 

Mehitable, 50, 51 

Reuben, 51 

Samuel, 50 

Sarah, 51 

Sylvanus, 50, 51 

Sylvester, 51 
Eliot, Benjamin, 46, 138 
Ellis, Ruth, 10 1 
Ely, : , 125 



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English, Thomas, 125 
Evens, Richard, 153 
Ewes, Sarah, 76 
Thomas, 76 
Eygheon, Samuel, 79 

Pales ) 

Faels > , 146, 149 

Fael ) 

Timothy, 150, 151 
Fall, John, 36 
Faunce, Hannah, 59 

John, 109, no, 127 

Joseph, 59 

Judith, 59 

Martha, 109, no 

Patience, xo8, no 

Sarah, x6o, 176 

Thomas, 79, x 08-1 10, 169 

Albert, 94 

Albert T„ 94 

Alice, 22 

Charles H., 94 

Costellow, 94 

Jeremiah, 149 

John, X3X, X3* 

Josiah, 22 

Luanda, 94 

OUey, 22 

Sarah, 131, 132 

Thomas W., 94 
Fishes, , 14 

Daniel, 60 

Elizabeth, 14, x6, 18 

Jeremiah, 17, 18 

Joshua, 131 

Mary, 60 

Mercy, 60 

Nathaniel, 16, x8, 55 
Fitch, Esther, 109 

Hannah, 109 

Jeremiah, 39 

John, 38 

Rebecca, 58 

Sarah, 58 

Flavell, , 169 

Fleet, Thomas, 1J4 
Fletcher, Moses, 12s 

Henry D., 176 
Josiah, 8s, 83 
Peres, 8s 
SyMa, 81 
Follet, Jonathan, 131 



186 



Folsom, see Fulgham 
Foeees, see Fobes 
Ford, Joseph, 78 

Peleg, 74 
Foster, , 124 

Frederick, 65, 66 

John, 129 

Samuel, 44, 64, 191 
Freeman, , 124, 133, 144 

Edmund, 144* *59 

Frederick, 144 

Harriet E., 1x4 

John, 159, 161 

Joseph, 133 

Mercy, 159 

Samuel, 144 
French, Elizabeth, 138 

Elkanah, 130 

Ephraim, 130 

John, 108, 152 

Mary. 34* 61, ">8 

Nathaniel, 33, 34. 61, '3© 

Rhoda, 176 

Thomas, 129, 130 
Frothxngham, Paul R., 65 

mrs. Randolph, 65 
Fulgham, Charles, 162 

Hannah, 162 

Joseph, 162 

Lurania, 162 

Mercy, 16s 

Rebecca, 162 
Fuller, , 125 

Abiel, 38 

Ebenezer, 62, 64 

Edward, 68, 113. "5. "*» "5. 
177 

Elizabeth, 107 

Hannah, iox 

Isaac, 66 

Jabez, 62, 64. «7 

Joanna, 62-64 

John, 38. 39 

Jonathan, 107, 109, '5* 

Lucy, 126-128 

Mary, 152 

Mercy, 62, 64 

Nancy, 66 

Robert, 39 

Samuel, 39* 68, 109, X15, 116, 12s, 
15*. 177, 178 

Sarah, 39, 109 

Gage, Thomas, 158 
Gaille, Elizabeth, 109 
Gainhill, Richard, 158 

8SE5. !«*«*»• 

Samuel, in 
Susanna, in 



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Index of Persons 



Gaifield, James R., 177 
Gary, , 47 

Elbert H., 47 
Gashet, see Gushes 
Gaunt, John, 58 

Thomas, 58 
George, Estelle A., 177, 178 
Gibbs l 

£" Be-iaml-,5 
Gibes J 

Henry, 1, a, 5. 7-9 

Job, 39 

John, 39 

Mary, 1, a, 5. 6 

Nathaniel, 87 

Robert, 5, 158 

Silvanus, 101 

Warren, 87, 158 
Gipfoed, Elizabeth, 16a, 166 

Joseph, 1 6a, 166 
Gilbert, , 119 

Anna, 62 

George, 118, 119 

Hannah, 62, 117, 119, zao 

Mary, iso 

Nathaniel, 117-iao 

Samuel, 117, 119, iso 

Thomas, 62, xzt-iso, 155 

Welthea, xao 
Gilman, Dorothy, tax, 123, 124 

Edwin C., 66 

Peter, xax 
Glading, William, 148 

George, 76 

Jane, 6x 

Job, 8a 

John, 45, 46, 138, 141 

Joseph, 14a 

Mary, xao 

Susanna, 141, 14a 
Gofp, Anthony, 148 
Gooch, Joseph, 123 
Goodman, John, 125 
Goods peed, Joseph H., 6s 

Seu^ M J Bcn * amin » «*• ^ 8 

John, 37 

Shubael, 17a 
Gould, Hannah, 62 

Isaac, 149 

John, 62 

Mary, 62 
Geaunt, , 39 

David, 1 54 

Hannah, 152 

Thomas, 39, 152, 154 



Graves, mrs. Collins M., 1x5 

Grey \ Anna ' 62 ' 6h 84 » 8s ' ,s6, IS7 

Anstes, 86 

Desire, 24, 25, 62, 73 

Dorothy, 84 

Edward, 2, 3, 5. *5» 6a » *+**• 
157, XS8 

Elizabeth, 84 

Ephraim, 61 

Joanna, 62-64 

John, 62-64 

Joseph, 61 

Mary, a, 24, 62, 73. «4» 86 

Mercy, 62, 63 

Patience, 62 

Phebe, 84, 85, 87, 88, 156-158 

Rebecca, 6x, 84, 86, 157 

Samuel, 62-64 

Susanna, 53 

Thomas, 84-68, 156-158 
Green, James, 70 

Samuel S., 47 

William, 79 
Gbebnough, Daniel, xox 

GUSHEE " 

GUSHE 

GUSHEA 

Gashet . 

Almond, 81-83 
Crucy, 83 
Elijah, 82-84 
Hannah, 8x, 83, 84 
Lydia, 83 
Mercy, 83 
Polly, 83 
R. A., 8x 
Samuel, 83 
Sarah, 83 
Seth, 82, 83 
Sylvia, 81, 82 

Hagbrty, mrs. Summerfield, 69 
Hagget, Mary, 1, 9 

Othniel, 1 
Hall, , 148 

Amos, 82 

Benjamin, 61 

Ebenezer, 60 

Elizabeth, 44 

Hannah, 57 

James, 57 

Job, 191 

John, 46, 57, 61 

Jonathan, 82 

Joseph, 57 

Judah, 191 



Abraham, 81-83 



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188 189 



Hall, confd 

Peres, 82 

Phebe, 43 

Samuel, 59, 60 

Sarah, 59 
Halloway 1 

Haixowey I Ea8tcr ' 57 

HOLLOWAY J 

John, 57 

Malachi, 119, 138 
Nathaniel, 57 
Samuel, 56, 57 
William, 184 

S££~ t E — ■ 
ST" ! *-«. n 

Mary, 73. 75 
Reuben, 75 
Rowland, 73-75 
William, 37 

Haelow, , 75, 191 

Benjamin, 95 
Betsey, 19 
Charles G., 19 
Desire, 23 
Ebenezer, 165 
Eleazer, 190 
Elisabeth F., 19 
Ephraim, 23 
Jesse, 23 
Lewis, 19 
Lewis O., 19 
Lucy J., 19 
Mary, 165 
Rebecca, 165 
Sarah, 95 
Seth, 95 
Silvanus, 23 
William, 79 

S**" 8 hsaac, 5 
Hareice J 1B * ac » 5 

Jo, 75 
Haevey, James, 118 
William, 31, 148 

ESS}*-** 

George H., 163, 165 

Henry, 137. 138 

John, 155 

Josiah, 138 

Kexiah, 163, 165 

Keziah D., 163, 165 

Nathan, 163, 165 

Nathan T., 163, 165 

Sarah, 60, 155 

Sarah R^ 163, 165 

William, 60, in, 137* 138, «55 



Hatch, Hannah, 97, 98 
^ Israel, 99 

Mary, 97» 08 

Samuel, 97-100 
Hathaway ) 

Hathway J Betsey W., 22 
Hathwey ) 

Charles F., 22 

Ebenezer, 120, 138 

Edward E., 23 

Frederick C, 23 

George A., 22 

John, 30, 33 

John A., 23 

Joshua, 22 

Joshua T., 23 

Rebecca, 22 

Samuel G., 23 

Sarah A., 23 

Sarah C, 23 

Welthea, 120 
Hatton, mrs, Edgar M., 116 
Haward, see Hayward 
Hawes, William C, 1x2, 115 
Hawkes, Nathan M., 66 
Hay, Eudora, 116 

SET}'***'" 

Thomas, 42 
Head, Elizabeth, 88 
Heath, Peleg, 147 
Hedge 
Hedgis J 
Hbggis 

Abby B., 22 

Abigail, 21 

Albert G., 22 

Barnabas, 21 

Edward G., 22 

Elizabeth, 21 

Ellen H., 21 

Eunice D., 21 

Hannah, 21 

Isaac L., 21 

James G., 21 

John S. H., 21 

Lydia G., 22 

Mary E., 22 

PrisciUa L., 21 

Sarah T., 21 

Thomas, 21, 22 

Thomas B., 22 

Tryphena, 21 

William, 21, 22, 150, 151 
Heely, mrs. A. V., 98 

Helden, , 5 

Hewlett, see Hvlet 



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Hide, Isaac, 134 

as:}*-*.* 

Elra, 51 

H orris E., 51 

Mark, si 

Mercena, 51 

Polly, 51 

Richard, 150-161 

Zebina, 51 

Zebina E., 51 
Hill, mrs. Alfred, 66 
Hillard, David, 158 
Hilleb, Joseph, 6 
Hinckley ) T . 
Hikkley f Jorf.ua. .33 

Thomas, 133 
Hitch, Mary P., 116 
Mayhew R., 115 

Samuel, 138 . 
Sarah, 156 
Hobbs, Wiltiam H., 66 

ST}**** 

Benjamin, 96 

Charity, 96 

Elizabeth, 96 

Ephraim, 96 

Esther, 24, 25, 73, 96 

Gilbert, 66 

Henry, 5, 73, 96 

John, 96 

Joseph, 96 

Mary, 96 

William, 96 
Holbeck, William, 125 
Holland, E. W. E., 66 
Holmes, , 21 

Abigail, 97, 190, 191 

Abner, 44 

Anna C, 116 

Ansel, 165 

Bathsheba J., 164 

Betsey, 164 

Emeline P., 164 

Hattie G., 177 

Henry B., 164 

James, ji, 191 

John, 28, 98 

Joseph, 190, 191 

Lydia, 164 

Lydia M., x6a, 164 

M *ry» 165 

Mary L., 116 

Mercy, 165 

Nathaniel, 184 

Peleg, 190, 191 



Holmes, cont'd 

Rebecca, 165 

Rebecca W„ 162 

Remember, 21 

Robert, 21 

Rufus, 21 

Saloma, 162 

Saloma N., 162 

Sarah, 163 

Sarah E., 162 

Seth L., 162 

Silvanus, 165 

Williams, 09 

Winslow, 164 

Winslow S., 164 

Zephaniah, 21 
Hooke, John, 125 

Hopkins, Constance, 48, 70, 114, 116, 
"5. 159. 177 

Damaris, 125 

Deborah, 159 

Elizabeth, 125 

Gyles, 125, 159 

Hugh A., 47 

Nathaniel R., 84 

Oceanus, 125 

Stephen, 47. 48. 69. 70, "3. "4. 
116, 117, 125, 159, 176-178 

HOBTON, , 124 

Benjamin, 124 

David, 124 

Ebenezer, 124 

Frances E., 69, 70 

Joseph, 124 

Mehitable, 45 
Hovey, James, 75 
Howard, John, 78 

K"(HA»A,«77 

Isaac, 124 

Josiah, 124 

Myrna S., 113 

Samuel, 124 
Howes, Jeremiah, 170 
Howland, , 148-150, 184 

Arthur, 32 

Bethiah, 146 

Elizabeth, 146-148, 151, 179, 181, 
184 

Hannah, 172, 184 

Isaac, 24, 171. 17a, 179. 184 

Jabez, 59. MS-IS* 

Jael, 24, 184 

John, 24, 32, 47, 48, 59, 67-70. 
113-117, 125, 128, 145, X7X, 17*. 
177-179 

Joseph, 147. M9. 150 

Josiah, 59 

Lydia, 128 



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Howland, cont'd 

Mercy, 151 

Nathan, 17a, 173, 181, 183, 184 

Patience, 147, 148, 151 

Priacilla, 171. 17a, 179. 184 

Samuel, 146, 149, 150 

Sarah, 151 

Seth, 171-173. 179. 181-184 

Susanna, 17a, 184 

Thomas, 147-151 

Yetmercy, 147 
Hubbard, mrs. Charles T., 113 

Justice, 149 

Thankful, 19 
Huckbns, Thomas, 32 
Hulbt, John, 149 
HiJht, , 191 

Brinsmead, 123 

Elisabeth, 154 

Enoch, 108, 131, 152-154 

Ephraim, 5 

John, 149 

Joseph, 123, 124 

Mary, 39, 108 

Peter, 39. 15a, *53 

Rebecca, 58 

Tabitha, 39 
Hutchinson ) - , . 

HUTCHENSON \ ^^^ l * 

Elisha, 6 
Hyde, see Hide 

Jacob, 153 

John, 38 

Martha, 152 

Mary, 58 

Nathaniel, 107 

Nicholas, 38, 58, 107, 153 
Ingalls, Ebenezer, 149 
Inglby, Jonathan, 184 
Inools, Ebenezer, 149 
Ingbaham, Edward, 149 

Isaac, 149 

Timothy, 148, 149 

William, 156 
Irish, Dorothy, 56 

Elias, 56 

Jacked, Timothy, 32 

Jackson, Abraham, 32, 95, 165 

Edward H., 165 

George H„ 165 

Hannah, 95 

Harriet, 165 

Harriet O., 165 

Horace, 165 

Host a, 95 



Jackson, confd 

Isaac, 95 

Isaac C, 165 

Isaac W., 165 

John G., 165 

Joseph, 124 

Lydia, 95 

Nancy, 95 

Olive, 95 

Ransom, 95 

Robert, 95 

Sally, 95 

Thomas O., 165 
Jacobs ) ~ . . 

JACO. j D « V '<l.» 

Joshua, 93 
Jefeby, mulatto, 86 
Jenks, Chester W., 67 
Jen nebs, Thomas, 5 
Jenney, Bernard, 1x4 
Jennings ) e 1 
Jenings (Samuel, 32 

Jenny, negro, 174 

Johnson, John, 58, 152, 154, 155 

Jonathan, 154 

Joseph, 58 

Marshall, 93 

Rachel, 152, 155 

Joins' } Robert - ,49 ' ,5 ° 
Jones, Abigail, 83 

Adam, 149 

David, 75 

John, 36 

Mercy, 83 

Robert, 37 

Samuel, 83 

Timothy, 83, 84 
Josephus, , 86 

&" I OKve. ,.. u 
Prisdlla, 71, 72 
Seth, 72 
Stoclcbridge, 72 
Thomai, 136 

Keen*) 

Kean V Ephraim, 186, 187 

Cane j 

Hannah, 186, 187 
Keith, Mary, 96 
Kempe, Francis, 5 
Kendall, Blanche, 114 

Edith, 112, 113, 116 
Kbndbick } 
Kbnbicke > George, 38 

Ken N ERIC KB ) 
Henry, 51 
Isaac, 38 



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Index of Persons 



Kendrick, etc., cont'd 

Jasiel, 154 

Mary, 15a 

Nathan, 51 

Susanna, 51 

Thomas, 51, 15a, 154 
Kbnney, Allen, 51 

Prisciila, 51 
Kent, Phebe, 43 

Samuel, 43 
Kimball, Alonzo, 66 

Sarah, 66 
King, Edward, 47 

Elizabeth, 44 

mrs. Harvey, 68, 70 

Job, 8a 

John, 134 

Joseph, 43 

Robert N., 70 

William B., 70 
King, negro, 133 
Kingman, Deliverance, 185 

Elizabeth, 185 

John, 186 

Mary, 185 

Samuel, 185 
Kinsley \ 
Kingsley I Eldad, 37, 107 

KlNKSLEY j 

Elizabeth, 109 

John, 108 

Mary, 37. 108 

Nathaniel, 107 
Kiskadden, Maude E. A., 70 
Knowles, Alice F., 48 

John, 3* 
Knox, John C, 67 
Kreigar, Martin, 5 

Lake, Gertrude I., 29, 136 
Lambeet, Thomas, 99 
Land, Jonas, 88 
Lane, Abial, 130 

Andrew, 8 
Langmore, John, 125 
Lanman, Content, 163 

Elizabeth, 163 

Ellis T., 163 

George F„ 163 

Samuel, 163 

Samuel E., 163 

Sarah H., 163 

Temperance, 163 
La Porte, mrs. Charles W„ 113 
Latham ) __ At% 
Lathum J » 4 ° 

Hannah, 40 

Robert, 5. 40-4* 

Susanna, 40 

William, 125 



147-149, 151 



Lathrop, Henry C, 177 
Lawrance, John, 149 

Lawton ) 

Laughton J 

Henry, 55 

Isaac, 146-148, 151 

Sarah, 151 

Thomas, 146 
Lazell, Isaac, 40 
Leach, Benjamin, 41 

Ebenezer, 41 

James, 83 

Thomas, 158 

Le Baron ) 

Lbbaron J • ,9X 

Bartlett, 95 

Hannah, 95, 98, 101 

James, 98 

Lazarus, 75 

Mary, 95 
Lee, Alice B., 68 

mrs. Ivy L., 67, 68 

William, 9 
Lepavour, mrs. Henry, 67 
Leister, Edward, 125 

Elkanah, 28, xoi, 106, 148 

Experience, 129 

mrs. Frank E., 115 

George, 120, 129 

Hannah, 62 

James, 57, 61, ISS 

John, s 

Joseph, iss 

Krie, 39 

Lydia, 57> ^55 

Mary, 155 

Sarah, 39 

Stephen, 155 
Leser, mrs. Felix A., 68 
Lett ice, Dorothy, 84 
Lewis, Edmund, 176 

Joseph, 36 

Margaret, 69 

Sibyl, 36 
Lincoln 



Ebenezer, 60 



LlNCOLNE 

Lin con 
Lin kon 

John, 155 

Rachel, 60 

Samuel, 60, 155 
Lind, Jonas, 158 
Lindall ) 

LlNDEL J 

Lin nell, Rachel, 51 

Uriah, 51 
Linzey ) 
Lin bse y \ 



Nathaniel, 147, 149 



149. iSi 



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Linzry, etc., cont'd 

Samuel, 146 
Little, Anna, 84, 156 
David, 26 
Edward, 146 
Elizabeth, 147, 148, 151 
Ephraim, 84, 156 
John M., 66 
Samuel, 26, 1 46-1 51 
Thomas, 79 
William, 4a 
LiTTLEFiELD, Alice L., 116 

Charles C, 48 
Lockwood, Thomas St. J.; 66 
Lohun, Nathaniel, 36 

William, 36, 37 
Long, Albert S., 51 
Deliverance, 51 
Edmund, Si 
Levi, 51 
Tabitha, 51 

Loring ) TrtT 

LoREiNG ] • I91 

Anna, 126-128 
Benjamin, 126, 128 
Caleb, 13, 17, 158 
Daniel, 126, 127 
Deborah, 12, 101, 127 
Hannah, 126-128 
Jotham, 55 
Judah, 126-128 
Levi, 127 
Lucy, 126, 127 
Mary, is, 17 
Nicholas, 17 
Perez, 127 
Polycarpus, 75 
Prudence, 126, 128 
Richmond, is, 17 
Samuel, 126-128 
Thomas, 09 
Lothrop, Isaac, 73 
John, 74, 93 
Joseph, 161 
Lucas, Ansell, 164 
Benjamin, 164 
Elnathan, 164 
Joseph, 103, 104, 164 
Lovisa, 164 
Mary, 164 
Molly, 164 
Phebe, 164 

Lunt, , 1 01 

Catharine, 75 
Luscomb, Francis, 82 

Robert, 55 
Luther, Experience, 36 
Hezekiah, 158 
Samuel, 36, 149 



Macartey, Charles, 149 
Macy 1 ~ 

Macey \ ^ 0T ^ 30. 3i 
Macfarlane, Harriet E., 48 

Marion A., 48 

William T., 48 

Mac"e J Hannah ' l66 
Isaac, 166 
Martha, 166 
Mary, 166 
Sarah, 166 
William, 166 
Macomber \ 
Maccomber V George, 11 
May comber j 
Ichabod, 75 

John, 130, 136-138, 155 
Nathaniel, 73, 75, 76 
Priscilla, 73 
Samuel, 136 
Stephen, 141 
Susanna, 11 
Thomas, 46, 137, 155 
Ursula, 61 
Magoon, Hannah, 71 
John, 99 
Rachel, 71 
Major, Abraham, 5 
Makepeace, Abigail, 135, 140, 192 
Anna, 135, 140, 141 
Deborah, 135, 141 
Lydia, 135, 141 
Mary, 13s, 141 
Priscilla, 135, 141 
Remember, 135, 141 
Seth, 135, 138, 140 
Susanna, 135, 140, 141 
Thomas, 135, 140 
William, 135-138, 140, 141, 19* 
Makinsy, William, 75 

Man, , 39 

Bezaleel, 130 
Mary, 108, no 
Rachel, 39 

Thomas, 39, 108, no 
Manchester, Benjamin, 149 
Edward, 158 
Stephen, 158 
Margeson, Edmund, 125 
Marshall, Easter, 61 

Richard, 6x 
Marston, mrs. Herbert E., 70, 112 
John, 134 
Manaseth, 134 
Martin ) 
Martini J • la5 
Christopher, 12s 
Daniel, 130 



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147 



Martin, etc., cont'd 

John, 36, 15a. 154 
. Mercy, 15a 

Marti ndale i 

Marti nd all J * 

Isaac, 147-149 

Mercy, 151 

K» j »-*-. • 

Betty, 122 

Elizabeth, 154 

Henry L., 67 

John, 46, 109, 136-138 

Joseph, 149 

Martha, 38 

Mary, 154 

Mercy, 141 

Noah, 38, 58, 107, 109, 154 

Prew, 122 

Sampson, 39 

Samuel, 154 

Sarah, 58 
May, Anne, 77, 78, 86 

Elisha, 150 

John, 77, 80, 160 
Mayo, Joseph, 133 
McFaddbn, mrs. George C, 178 
McKbndry, John, 124 
McKbrnon, mrs. Charles, 44 
McLaughlin, Freeman T., 9s 

Lovisa, 95 

Lovisa T., 95 

Mercy W., 95 

Seth, 95 

Thomas, 95 
Mecartby, Charles, 149 
Megrew, mrs. George, 113 
Mbllis, , 149 

Nehemiah, 148 
Mick, mrs. Wendall R. K., 113 
Midolecott 1 

MlDDLECOT I 

Middlicott J » » Q 
Mbdlicot J 

Edward, 1, 2, 5, 6, 10 

Jane, 1-3, 5, 6 

Mary, 1, 2, 5, 6 

Richard, 1-3, 5-8 

Sarah, 1-3. 5-9 
Mi lb an k, mrs. Albert G., 66, 67, 70 
Miles, Timothy, 148 
Miller, David, 75. ioi. 184 

Elias, 75 

Elizabeth, no, 154 

Esther, 154 

Hannah, 152 

John, 3, no, 171, 175 

Lydia, 42, 43 

Mary, 108, no 



Miller, cont'd 

Priscilla, 171, 175 

Robert, no 

Samuel, 123, 154 

Sarah, 58 
Minter, Desire, 125 
Mitchell 1 

Mitchel ^. , _ __ 

Michell mr8 * Charlc8 C ' ** 
Michel 

Deliverance, 185 

Ebenezer, 164 

Edward, 185, 186 

Elizabeth, 40, 185 

Experience, 185 

Jacob, 185 

James, 164 

Jane, 185 

Joseph, 44, 64, 164 

Mary, 164, 185 

Nahum, 40 

Rebecca, 185 

Susanna, 185 

Thomas, 185 
Molyneux, mrs. Robert A., 178 
Mordow, see Murdoch 
More i 
Moor { » ,2 * 

Alexander, 130 

Caleb, 134, 135 

Christian, 135 

Ellen, 125 

Jane, 135 

Jasper, 125 

Richard, 125, 134. 135 

Samuel, 135 

Sarah, 135 

Susanna, 135 
Morey 1 
Morrey > Elijah, 23 

MOORBY ) 

George, 16 

Nicholas, 138, 141 

Rebecca, 23 

Silas, 23 
Morris, Seymour, 47 

Morse ) g 

Morss \ ' I84 

Elizabeth, 97 

Jonathan, 80 

Joshua, 184 
Morton, , 168 

Elizabeth, 164 

Ephraim, in, 165 

George, in 

Hannah, in, 165 

Ichabod, 165 

Joanna, 62, in 

John, 28 



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Morton, cont'd 

Joseph, 79 

Manasseh, 79, izi 

Martha, 100 

Mercy, 164 

Nathaniel, 3 

Rath, 1 1 1 

Seth, 164 

Timothy, izi 

Zilpha, 16s 
Muller, Jeronimo, 5 
Mullins, Alice, 125 

Joseph, 1 as 

Priscilla, 1 as 

William, ias 
Munden, Robert, 5 

Kr ! b ~°* «* 

John, 148, 149 

William, 147, 149 
Munsell, mrs. Luke, 66 
Murdoch I T . 
Mordow \l° hn '" 

Thomas, 131 
Murray, mrs. Alexander W., 68, 11a 
Myles, John, 156 

Nassamaquat, indian, 3a 
Natt, negro, 15 

Neale, , 9 

Needham, Ezekiel, 9 

Negus, mrs. Frederick G, 177 

Nelson, John, $6 

Martha, 56 

Sarah, 56 

Thomas, 74. 75 
Nevius, mrs. John H. C, 116 
Nbwbald, Robert, 5 

Kr h bene " r - 9 

Helen H., 66, 68 
Timothy, 124 

Newland, , 148 

Elizabeth, 156 
Jabez, 54 
John, 118 

Nr^ MAW j Noah, 37, 38. 58, 108 

Samuel, 58 

Sibyl, 37. 38 
Newton, John, 150 
Nichols, Willard A., iai 
Nickerson, , 5a 

Alpha, si 

Bethiah, 51, 5a 

Ebenezer, 51 

Edward, 51 

Eldredge, 51 

Eldredge P., 5a 



Nickerson, confd 

Elizabeth, 51 

Hannah, 51 

Jonathan, 51 

Joshua, 51 

Keziah, 51, 5a 

Maria K., 52 

Mary, 134 

Nathan, 51, 5a 

Nathaniel, 134 

Orick E., 5a 

mrs. Roy G., 178 

Silas, $2 

Thankful, 134 

Zoeth, 5a 
Nortton, Shubael, 150, 151 
Noyes, James A., 66 

James Y., 11a 

Penelope B., 114 

Oldham, Mercy, 186, 187 

Thomas, 186, 187 

Oliver ) 

Olliver j • 5 

Peter, 75 

Richard, 134 
Ormsbey, , 39 

Bethiah, 154 

Hannah, 108 

Jacob, 39, 109, 153 

John, 58, 107, no, 1 S3 

Jonathan, 107 

Martha, no 

Mary, 58 

Thomas, 108, 109, 154 
Orr, mrs. Levi R., 69 
Osborne, Jeremiah, 9 

p£2£J Elizabeth, 84. 89. 143 

John, 84, 88, 157. 158 

Mary, 14a 

Mercy, 14a, 143 

Priscilla, 89 

Rebecca, 84, 157 

William, 84, 87, 158 
Paddleford, Jonathan, 46 
Paddock, Hannah, 101 

Thomas, 175 
Paine i 

Payne > Barnabas, 134 
Pain * 

Dorothy, 150, 151 

Elizabeth, 15a, 154 

George, 5 a 

John, 154 

Mary, 13, is, 18, 108, IS9 

Mitchell, 58 

Nathaniel, 18, 88, 152 



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Paine, etc., cont'd 
Nathaniel E., 177 
Sally, 5* 

Sarah, 1, 2, 4. 5, '3, *5» »49 
Stephen, 58. 137. 138, 14a. 146, 

147, 150 
Thomas, 5. *59. i* 1 
Tobias, 1-4 
William, 1, a, 4. 5. 7-9 

Palmer, , 184 

Elizabeth, 109 
John, 87, 88, 154. 158 
Joseph, 1,6 
Mary, 108 
Samuel, 109, 154 
Parker, Edward L., 53 

Parks, , 5 

Par m enter, mrs. Edward C114 
Parsons, Walter G., 69 
mrs. Walter G., 70 
Partridge, mrs. Francis C, 69 

George, 90 
Paul J 

Paull > Hannah, 61 
Pauls ) 

Rebecca, 10 
William, 55 
Peabody, see Pabodib 
Pearce, see Pbircb 

Pearson, , 5 

Peck ) 

Pecke J • 39 
Anne, 58 

Deliverance, 36, 38 
Elisha, 36 
Esther, 109 
Hannah, 57 
Jael, 109, no 
John, 58, 109 
Jonathan, M9» 150 
Joseph, 148 
Judith, 153 

Nathaniel, 3°\ 38, 39, 109 
Nicholas, 39, 148 
Noah, 107 

Rebecca, 58, 15*1 *5S 
Samuel 36, 58, 107. 109. no, 149. 
I5*t *53. 155 
Pbckham ) a 

Peckom [ - , 85. 88, 140, 157. 1S8 

Peckcom ) 

Joseph, 158 
Pbgg, negro, 85, 88 
Peirce 



Pearce 
Perce 
Perss 
Pirce . 

Elizabeth, 162 



mrs. Bradford H., 69 



Peirce, etc., cont'd 
Experience, 162 
George, 87, 88. 158 
Isaac, 138 
Jabez, 55 
John, 26 
Mial, 149 
Samuel, 16a, 163 
Sarah, 163 
Shadrach, 75 
Thomas, 124 
Penfield, Sarah, no 

Thomas, no 
Peniman, Hannah, 57 
Pepper, Solomon, 133 
Perkins, Josiah, 104 

mrs. Frederick H., 116 
William, 75 
Perren, Abiah, 58 
Abraham, 152 
Anna, 37 
Daniel, 154 
Elizabeth, 15a 
John, 38, 58, 154 
Mehitable, 58 
Nathaniel, 38 
Sarah, 58 

££, 1 *■*«». ■« 

David, 130 ' 

Daniel, 131 

Ezra, 130 

Ichabod, 130 

Jasiel, 39. 130, 154 

John, 154 

Mary, 108, 152 

Mehitable, 39. no 

Samuel, 108, no, 154 
Peterson, Jonathan, 90 
Phillips, , 61 

Arthur S., 66 

Eleazer, 122 

Mehitable, 62 

Priscilla, 101. 

Samuel, 61, 62 
Phinney, see Finney 
Phippen, Nathan, 17 

I*™ \ mn - Henry M - «* ,,s 

Thomas, 5 
Pickring, Jonathan, 134 
Pierce, see Peirce 
Pitts, George, 55 

Samuel, 141 
Plaisted, Thomas, 9 
Pollard, , 9 

John, 57 
Pompacansre, indian, 32 



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Pops, Eunice, 94 

Lucy A., 94 

Lydia G, 94 

Richard, 94 

Richard T., 94 

Rufus H., 94 

Seth, 32 

Susanna, 185 

Thomas, 185 

William W., 94 
Porter, Betsey, 11 
Potter, Mary E., 177 
Pratt, Benajah, 32, 79 

Bethiah, 59 

Elizabeth, 97, 98, 101 

Isabella B., 68 

Jedediah, 101 

John, 97, 101 

Jonathan, 59 

Keziah, ioz 

Micah, 75, 106 
Prince, Mercy, 159 

Patience, 159 

Thomas, 159, 17a 
Presbrey, Fanny, 11 

John, 112 
Priest, Degory, 68, 12s 
Prince, see Prbnce 
Prior, William H. H., 66 
Prout, Joseph, 6 
Prower, Solomon, 125 
Pursell, mrs. Charles W., 70, 78, 105, 
178 

Quincy, mrs. Henry P., 66 
Quo mi no, negro, 123 

Rachel, John, 9 
Randall, Job, 99 
Rasher, John, 138 

Reed \ » « 

Anna, 37, 77 

Daniel, 57. 107, 109, 154. *$$ 

Hannah, 57, 107, 154 

Hezekiah B., 162 

John, 38, 154. iSS 

Mary, 162 

Mary P., 162 

Moses, 58, 108, 153 

Nathaniel, 109 

Rachel, 108 

Rebecca, 58 

Sarah, 38, 106 

Thomas, 37, 38, 107, 109, 154 

William, 75, 106 

Zachariah, 108, 153 
Redding, , 184 

Ebenezer, 184 



Redding, cont'd 

John, 39 

Mary, 39 
Redway ) . A 

R»»AWA*| Jame, '3 8 ' ,0 7 

John, 107, 154 
Revell, Thomas, 5 
Rbw, Edward, 60 

Sarah, 60 
Reynolds 1 
Raynolds > Betty, 10 1 
Rxnnels ) 

Joseph, 148 
Rhoades, Nelson O., 115 
Rice, mrs. John M n 172, 179 

mrs. Otis D., 115 
Rich, Willis D., 48 
Richards, Elise B., 116 

mrs. George E., 176, 177 
Richardson, William, 149 
Richmond, , 16, 46 

Abigail, 34, 44, 186 

Anna, 84, 85, 157, 186-189 

Barzillai, 86 

Deborah, 1a, 13, 16 

Ebenezer, 57, 186-189 

Edward, 87 

Elizabeth, 12, 14-16, 18, 44, 45, 
54, 84, 186, 188 

Ezra, 55, 56 

Gamaliel, 13 

Hannah, 12, 45, 186 

Henry, 46 

Ichabod, 12, 14, 16, 18, 46, 75 

Jeremiah, 55 

John, 34, 35, 55, 57, 186 

Joseph, 45, 46 

Joshua, 15, 18 

Lydia, 45 

Mary, 12, 15, 17, 56 

Mehitable, 44, 45 

Oliver, 45 

Peleg, 12-14, 16, 17 

Perez, 12-18 

Rachel, 186-188 

Robert, 75, 186-189 

Rogers, 12, 14, 17 

Ruth, 12, 14, 15, 18, 55 

Samuel, 44-46, 138 

Sarah, 12, 13, 15 

Silas, 44, 45 

Silvester, 12-18, 54-56*, 87, 158, 
186-189 

Thomas, 34, 45, 46 

Thomas B., 55, 56, 142 

William, 12, 13, 15, 16, 55, 84, 88, 
157, iSS 
Rickard, Gyles, 111 

John, 59, no, in 



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Rickard, cont'd 
Judith, 59 
Lydia, 59, m 
Mary, 59. *" 
Mercy, 11 1 

Rider, , 24 

Betsey, 166 
Henry C, 166 
Job, 166 
Joseph, 24, 166 
Lydia W„ 166 
Mary, 24, 28 
Sally, 166 
Thomas, 166 
Rigdale, Alice, 125 

John, 125 
Ripley, mrs. Frederick J., 69 

Hezekiah, 72 
Robbins, Chandler, 19 
George, 19 
Hannah, 19 
Harriet, 20 
Harriet N., 20 
Isaac, 19 
Jane, 19 
Jcnney, 19 
Levi, 20 
Maria, 20 
Nathan, 52 
Peter G., 19 
Philemon, 19 
Phyllis, 69, 70 
Samuel P., 19 
Roberts, mrs. Edwin S., 116 

Thomas, 160 
Robinson, Elizabeth, 109 
George, 109, 153 
Hannah, 83 
John, 153 
Rock, Joseph, 5 
Rockett, Joseph, 109 

Mary, 109 
Rogers, Abigail, 44, i3S» 186, 192 
Anna, 29, 192 
Dorothy, 121 
Elizabeth, 12, 54, 84, 121 
Enbs, 52 
John, 12, 29, 34. 35. 44. 5*. 54. 

84. 135. 186 
Joseph, 12s 
Nathan, 52 
Nathaniel, 121, 124 
Temperance, 52 

Thomas, 12, 29, 44. 47, 54. *4. 
113. "5. "7, i«. "5. 135, 
178, 186 
Rosenthal, mrs. Edwin, 178 
Rouse, Thankful, 37 
Rowley, Edith A., 113 



Roy all \ 

Royal i Samuel, 146, 148-150 

Ryal ) 

Rucke, John, 134, 135 

Rugglbs, Samuel, 17 

Timothy, 16 
Runnels, Edith M., 67 
Russell, mrs. Albert P., 67 

John, 3, 99 

mrs. Robert S., 65 
Ryder, see Rider 

Sarin 

Sabine 

Sabbn Abigail, 107 

Sahen 

Sahon 

Experience, 38, 152, 153, 

Joseph, 107, 152-154 

Margaret, 109 

Mary, 37 

Nathaniel, 39 

Samuel, 38 

William, 37, 109, 130 
Salsbury, John, 36, 149 

William, 37, 148 
Samson \ . 

Sampson / ' ,4 ° 

Anne, 127 

Benjamin, 43, 44, 191 

Crocker, 127 

Elizabeth, 186 

Henry, 115, 125, 186 

Jemima, 171 

John, 151 

Lazarus, 103, 104 

Miles, 00, 92 

Nathaniel, 75 

Robert, 90 

Samuel, 181, 184 

Uriah, 75 
Sanpord, Paul, 130 

Restcome, 18 
Sarah, negro, 86, 157. 158 
Savage, Alice, 37 

George, 124 

John, yj » 107, 108 

Mary, 107 

Sarah, 152 
Savory, Mary, 59 

Samuel, 59 
Sawdey, Abigail, 73, 75 

Benjamin, 73, 75 

Samuel, 90, 99 
Searls, Nathaniel, 87, 88 
Sears, Chloe, 169, 170 

Clara E., 47 



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Sears, cont*d 

Elizabeth, 169 

Nathaniel, 17 

Thomas, 169 

Willard, 169 
Sew all, Samuel, 8 
Seymour, , 47 

Henry, 162 

Margaret A., 162 

Nancy, 162 

Nancy S., 162 

Desire, 73. 75 

Gideon, 82 

Henry S., 25, 66, 74, 102 

Israel, 158 

John, no, 154 

Lydia, 83 

Priscilla, no 

Samuel 17, 73-75 
Shelley, Susanna, in 
Sbepheroson, Daniel, 109 

Nathaniel, 109 
Sheppard, Ebenezer, 149 

SS£ }<*—*,* 

Frank M^ 114 

mrs. Frank M., 114 

Gideon, 55 

mrs. Herbert D., 116 

John, 124 

Richard, 55 

Rose, 114 
Shove, , 56 

Edward, 148 

George, 56 

Hopestill, 56 

Mary, 56 
Shurtlepp, Barnabas, 75 

Benjamin, 102 

Nathaniel, 103, 104, 170 

Susanna, 102 
Simmons ) - . 
Simons { Benjamm, 143 

Ichabod, 19 
Isaac, 143 
Joanna A., 19 
John, 55, 142, 143 
Joseph, 143 
Joshua, 143 
Marcia, 19 
Marcia A. B., 19 
Martha, 143 
Mary, 142 
Mercy, 142, 143 
Moses, 143 
Rebecca, 143 
Remembrance, 148 



Simmons, etc, cont'd 
Victorine A., 19 
William, 87, 88, 143 

i^j— .■«■ 

Elizabeth, 39 
Small, Eli, 52 

Elizabeth, 52 

William, 52 
Smith, , 75 

Abiel, 38 

Abigail, 120 

Andrew, 57, 60 

Bathsheba, 73 

Carlona, 52 

Daniel, 38, 107, 109 

Deborah, 155 

Ebenezer, 38, 46, 119* 148 

Elizabeth, 39 

Hannah, 119, 120, 155 

Henry, 38, 39 

Humphrey, 17 

Jacob, 52 

James, 148 

Jeremiah, 124 

John, 31, 33, 34. 46, 119. M». *5S 

Judith, 107 

Lemuel, 119 

Mary, 57. "9 

Nancy W. P., 6B 

Nathaniel, 59, 75 

Rebecca, 109 

Samuel, 34, 35, 59. 60, 149 

Sarah, 154 

Sibyl, 119 

Stanley W., 49, 159 

William C, 49 
Snbll, Samuel, 148 
Snow, Constance, 159 

Mark, 32 

Mary, 159 

Solomon, 81-83 

Stephen, 160 
Solomon, negro, 86, 157. 158 
Sopbr, , 124 

Betsey, 10, n 

Fanny, 10, n 

Oliver, 10-12 

Rebecca, 10 

Ruth, 10, n 

Sally, 10, n 

Susanna, 10, it 



ir , f A « ro -'" 



Ebenezer, 104 

George, 47. 53. 7©, 71, 113, "6. 

"7. 1*5 
Horace H., 126 
John, 53, 71 



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Index of Persons 



Soulb, etc., confd 
Joshua, 90 
Rachel, 71 
Sarah, 53 
southworth \ 
Southward > -, — , 24 
southerd ) 
Abigail, 73, 7$ 
Bathsheba, 73, 7$ 
Benjamin, 158 
Bridget, 24 

Constant, 24-26, 73, 74. *43 
Desire, 24, 25, 73-75 
Edward, 24, 25, 27, 28 
Elizabeth, 24, 28 
Esther, 24, 25, 73-7*. 96 
Ichabod, 24-28, 73-75, 06, 188 
Jael, 24, 184 
Joseph, 88, 158 
Martha, 158 
Mary, 24, 28, 73. 75 
Nathaniel, 24-28, 73-75, *79» 181, 

184, 188, 189 
Priscilla, 73 
Rebecca, 143 
Thomas, 3 
William, 73 
Sparrow, Jonathan, 160, 161 
Spears, Christiana, iox 

Spooner, , 163 

Benjamin, 188 
Ebenezer, 163 
Eliza, 163 
Elizabeth, 163 
Ephraim, 163* 170 
James, 163 
Sarah, 163 
Thomas, 163 

Spragub, , 90, 91 

Samuel, 186 
Springer, John, 88 
Sprout, Anna, 186, 187 
Ebenezer, 75, 99 
Elizabeth, 24, 186 
Hannah, z86, 187 
James, 24, 181, 188 
Mercy, 186, 187 
Robert, 75. 186, 187 
Thankful, 171 
Standish, Alexander, io, 71, 81, 96 
David, 7 1» 7* 
Ebenezer, 10, 81, 96 
Hannah, io,,7i-73, 81, 96 
James, 71, 7* 
Josiah, 149 
Lemuel, 7*, 7* 
Mary, 71 

Myles, 1-3, 10, 48, 66, 67* 69-71, 
81, 96, 112, 114-116, 125 



13. "4 



Standish, cont'd 
Olive, 71, 7* 
Polly, 72, 73 
Priscilla, 71, 7* 
Rose, 125 
Sarah, 1-3 
Thomas, 71 

John, 136, 138 

Joseph, 61 

Mary, 61 

Ruth, 10 

Seth, 81, 96 
Stbdman, Joshua, 9 

Thomas, 9 

Stephens I 

Stevens J * 

Alice B., 68 

Ebenezer, 120 

Elizabeth, 38 

Francis, 38 

Richard, 60 

Sarah, 171 

Tamsen, 60 

Thomas, 148 

William B., 66 
Stetson, Elijah, 09 

Nathaniel, 99 

Samuel, 98, 99 

Stockbridgb, , 191 

Stoddard, Ichabod, 16 
Stone, Daniel C, 113 

Nathaniel, 133 
Story, Elias, 125 

Stout, , 133 

Sturtevant, David, 64 

Jonathan, 64 
Moses, 100 
Sue, negro, 9 
Sumner, Elizabeth, 124 
Surnby, Ruth, 56 
Sutton, Julian, 108 
Swain, Benjamin, 9 
Swan, Clifford M., 178 

Sweet, , 88 

Benjamin D., 66 
Henry, 130 
Swet, Benjamin, 158 
Swipt, Joshua, 170 

William, 70, "3 
Swinborn, Jane J., 163, 165 
Keziah, 163, 165 
Robert, 163. 165 



Taber, , 176" 

AdelbertE., 114 



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215 



Talbot \ 
Tauott > David, 55 
Talbut ) 

Elizabeth, 54 

Jared, 60 

Josiah, 60 

Samuel, 60 

Zephaniah, 56 
Talman, Stephen, 149 
Tanner, Nicholas, 37 

Taylor I 

Tails* J ' Ial 

Ann, 1 21-124 

Dorothy, 1 21-124 

Elizabeth, 121 

John, 1 21-123 

Nathaniel, 123, 124 

Peter, 158 

Rebecca, 121 

William, 5, 121, 123, 124 

mra. William H„ 116 
Terrell, mrs. Albert G, 67 
Terry, Anna, 29 

Benjamin, 138 

Thomas, 29, 138 
Thacher, Deborah, 171, 175 

Samuel, 101, 171 
Thayer, mrs. Bayard, 65, 66 

Constance Van R., 69 

Mary A., 47. xia 

Nathaniel, 48 

Ruth, 48 
Thomas, , 99 

Anne, 99 

Caleb, 99 

Charles, 23 

Hannah, 21, 97, 98 

Isaac, ax 

Isaiah, iox 

James, 21 

Justus, 23 

Lydia, 45 

Nancy IL, 23 

Nathaniel, 28, 131 

Samuel, 99 

Sarah, 23 

Sarah A., 23 

Stephen, 23 

Susan P., 23 

Waterman, si 

William, 75, 97, toi, 105, 106, 
179, 181, 184 
Thompson) 



Thomson 

Tomson 

Tomfson 

Abigail 99 
Eben P., 47 
Edward, 125 



r8 4 



Thompson, etc., cont'd 

Jacob, 28, 17s, 179* 181, 184 

John, 154 

Mary, S3 

Ralph E., 66 

Sarah, 154 
Thrasher, , 1 18 

Bezaleel, 119 

Elnathan, 141 

John, 136 

Thankful, iox 

?H"£«l ThOm "' ,49l,S0 

William, 148 

Ruth, 156 

Thomas, 156 
Thurston, Daniel, 15* 

mrs. George P., 176 

Hannah, 152 
Tilden, mrs. Irving N., 178 
Tilley, , 125 

Ann, 125 

Edward,. 125 

Elizabeth, 125 

John, 125 
Tillson, Jonathan, 74, 75 
Tinker, , 125 

Thomas, 125 

Ksri *-*«*« 

Ebenezer, 97, 98 

Ephraira, 172 

Hannah, 97, 08, 172, 184 

Henry I., 114 

mrs. Henry I., 112, 114 

John, 62, 63, xox, 172. 184 

Joseph, 74. xox 

Mary, 97, 98 

Seth, 175. X84 

Shubael, 97 

Tisdale ) 

TlSDALL ) • 35 

Abigail, 29, 30. 34. X35, X92 

Anna, 29. 34. 35. 19a 

Elizabeth, 30 

Henry, 138 

Israel, 118 

James, 29-33 

John, 29-35. 6x, 135, 137. X38, X9S 

Joseph, 29. 30, 33 

Joshua, 29, 30, 33 

Mary, 30, 34. 61 

Remember, 29. 6 x 

Sarah, 29, 30, 6x 
Tispaquin, indian, 173 
Trrus, Hannah, 154 

John, 39. 58, 107, X09, X54 



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Index of Persons 



Titus, cont'd 

Lydia, 39 

Mary, 153 

Samuel, 109 

Sarah, 58 

Silas, 153 
Tobby, Rufus B., 12, 54 
Tomlin, John, 157 
Tomson, see Thompson 

set ( *■* ». *> 

Elizabeth, 164 

Elizabeth H., 165 

George W., 165 

Hope, 77, 78. 80 

Jesse H., 165 

John, 164, 165 

Joseph, 80 

Meriah, 164 

Meriah M., 164 

William, 73 
Towksehd I 
Townesend J mrs - Edward S., 66 

Nathan, 149, 150 

Nathaniel, 119 

Solomon, 18 

mrs. Willis M., 70, 112 
Tracy, James J., 69 
Trail, Robert, 169 
Trevors, William, 125 
Trip, Joseph, 16 
Trovak, Joseph, 138 
Tryon, Ellen I., 116 

Winthrop P., 177 
Tubbs, Isaac, $$ 
Tucker, Samuel, 123 
Tudor, mrs. Henry D., 68 
Tupts, Leonard, 115 
Tupper, Anne, 40 

Hannah, 97, 98, 100, iox 

Ichabod, 97, 98, 100 

Jabez, 100 

Thomas, 39, 40, too, 101, 105, 106 
Turner, , 99, 125 

Abigail, 97 
• Ann, 52 

Daniel, tot 

Elisha, lot 

Elizabeth, 97. 09 

Frederick A., 62 

mrs. Frederick A., 62 

Hannah, 97-100 

Israel, 97-99. iot 

Japhet, 97-99. iot 

John, 125 

Jonathan, xot 

Joseph, tox 

Mary, iot 

Samuel, 101 



Turner, confd 
Stephen, 52 
Twing, William, 9 
Tyng, Edward, 4 

Varnon, , 88 

Samnel, 158 
Vaughan, Joseph, 181, 184 

Verbis, Mary, 89 
Vial, Nathaniel, 124 
Vose, Edward, 124 

Jonathan, 123, 124 

Nathaniel, 124 



191 



Wadsworth J _ 

WSWORTH J 

Abigail, 89 

Benjamin, 124 

Dorothy, 89, 9> 

Ichabod, 89-92 

John, 32, 78, 89-91. 99 

Mary, 89, 9», 9* 

Mercy, 89. 90 

Patience, 62 

Peleg, 89-92 

Uriah, 89, 91, 92 

Waldo, , 158 

Waldron, Abraham, 137, 138 

Cornelius, 149 

Joseph, 149, 151 
Wales, mrs. Nathaniel, 67 
Walker, Antoinette A., 162 

David, 18 

Ebenezer, 38 

Elizabeth, 60 

Elizabeth B., 162 

Elijah, 162 

Hannah, 162 

James, 29, 60 

Martha, 152 

Michell, 58 

Paulina IU 162 

Philip, 38 

Samuel, 152, 154 

Sarah, 58, 60 

William, 147-150 
Wallace, mrs. Lindsay H., 69 
Wallby, , 56 

John, 6 
Walworth, Arthur C, 47, 65 
Wanton, Edward, 5 

Joseph, 26 
Ward, , 86 

Anna S., 3 

Henry B., 112, 114 

Marian De C, 3 
Wardwell, Joseph, 149 



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105 



Wabben I 

WOBBEN f 

Anna, 77, 78, 84, 156 

Benjamin, 79, 104-106, 162 

Caroline B., 66 

Cornelias, 104-106 

Eleanor, 77, 104 

Hope, 77. 78 

Jabez, 104 

James, 76-79. 104-106, 108, izz, 
168 

Jane, 162 

Joanna, 77, 78. 104, 106 

John, 77-80 

Joseph, 104, 168 

Josiah, 104-106 

Mary, 131, 167 

Naomi, 77 

Nathan, 104-106 

Nathaniel, 76, 84, 104 

Phebe, 84 

Priscilla, 104, zo6 

Rebecca, 162 

Richard, 47, 48, 66-70, 76-80, 84, 
104, 105, 108, in, 113-117, 
125. 131. 156, 167, 177. 178 

Sally, 162 

Samuel 76-80, 104-106, ix 1 

Sarah, 76, 78, 104, 106 
Washburn 
Wash burn e 

Washbobn , 40 

Washpond 
wobshbon 

Edward, 75, 188 

Elizabeth, 40, 188 

Frederic A., 65 

Hannah, 40, 41 

Israel 83, 84 

John, 40, 43 

Jonathan, 41 

Joseph, 40-42 
Watebman, Fear, 19 

Jerusha, 19 

Joshua, 19 

Josiah, 19 

Martha, 103 

Robert, 103 

Watt, , 169 

Wbavbb, Edward, 122 
Webb, mrs. Robert L., 69, 116 
Wesden, Charles F., 116 
Weeks, mrs. C. Sinclair, 67 

Elinor P., 69 

Frances L., 67 
Wet n hold, mrs. Charles P., 47 
Weis, Frederick L., 115 

Robert I-, 116, 176 
Wbnsley, John, 5 



West, Martha, 143 

Samuel 32 

Stephen, 17 
Weston, Benjamin, 54 

Edmund, 106 

Hannah, 54 

Job, 54 

Robert S., 177 

Sarah, 66 
Wethebeix, see Withbbell 
Weybubn, mrs. Lyon, 69 
Weymouth, John, 9 

Edward, 17 

Isaac, 17 

Jeremiah, 58, 152 

Mary, 108 

Mehitable, 152 
Wheleb, , 148 

Philip, 148 
White, , 75 

Benjamin, 181, 184 

Dorcas, 155 

Ephraim, 15s 

John, 9. 82, 15s 

Nicholas, 61, 155 

Peregrine, 125 

Percival W„ 178 

Resolved, 116, 12s 

Susanna, 125 

Ursula, 61 

William, 116, 125 
Whitman, , 41 

Benjamin, 73 
Whitmabsh, Abial 55 

David, 55, $6 

Matthew, 55 
Whittacab, Ephraim, 108 

Noah, 153 

Richard, 108, 153 

wssr }»■*•-*• 

Whit-ton, Henry, 149 

Wiat, , 119 

Wilbub ) 
WiLBOUB j Aaron, 16 

WiLBOBB ) 

Benjamin, 136, 138, 158 

Eleazer, 60 

Hannah, 56 

John, 56 

Joshua, 83 

Samuel 88 

Sarah, 156 

Shadrach, 56, 57t 60, 62 

Wilcoxk, , 158 

Wildeb, Nathaniel, 10 1 

Roger, 125 



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Wiley, Jesse S., 115 

mrs. Samuel M., 1x4 
Wilistok, Ichabod, 158 
Will, negro, 86 

WlLLARD, AllgllStUS, IIS 

J" 9 
Josiah, xo 

Susanna, xxa 
Wiixett, Alice, 39 

Andia, 36 

Hezeldah, 36 

James, 39 
Williams > 

Williams* > , 9 

William ) 

Abiel, 82 

Abigail, 135* 136 

Alfred, ix, 12 

Anna, 29, 135, 140 

Benjamin, 5s, 76 

Daniel, 141 

Deborah, xx 

Ebenezer, 136 

Emanuel, 135-138 

Frederick H., 1x4 

George, 82 

Gershom, 135-1 37. *4<> 

Isaac, 57 

James, xx, 46, 1*0 

John, 57, 135. 137, 13S, «40 

Joseph, 57. 134 

Judith, 57 

Lydia, 135. 137. 140 

Mehitable, 57 

Nathaniel, 57 

Phebe, 135, »37, 138, »4© 

Richard, 31 

Samuel, 29, 134. 136, 138 

Seth, 46, tx8, 138, 141 

Simeon, 135, 137, 138, 140 

Thomas, 125 

Willis, , 41, 149 

Williston, Ichabod, 158 

WlLLMARTH 
WlLLMOTH 

WiLLMOUTH} ; 39 

WlLMOTH 
WlLMOUTH 

Alice, 38 

Esther, 153 

Dan, 130 

Dorothy, 109 

Elisha, 129, 130 

Elkanah, 129, 130 

Esther, 109 

John, 37. 58, io9. 1*9. 131. *54 

Jonathan, 109, 153 

Mary, 107, 109 

Mehitable, 37, 15* 



WlLLMARTH, CtC, COtWd 

Moses, 129, 130 

Nathan, 130 

Nathaniel, 38, 58 

Rachell, 108 

Sarah, 154 

Thomas, 37-39. 107, 108, 152 

Wing, , 6 

Wiwslby, John, 5 
Wihslow, , S5» «**» «38 

Ann, 121 

Edward, 44. 75. 9©, iox, 105, 1*1. 
122, 124, 125, 170, 175. x88 

Elisabeth, 125, 179 

Gilbert, 125 

Hannah, 44 

Isaac, 64, 124, 13a. 181. 184, *88, 
X89 

James, 75 

Job, 5 

John, 1-5, 27, 124, 179 

Joshua, 124 

Josiah, 100, 138, 149 

Kenelm, 121 

Mary, x, 2, 24, 40, 62, 73. i«. «88 

Sarah, x, 2 

Susanna, 40 
Wiswall, Mercy, 89. 90 

Priscilla, 89 

WlTHKEELLl 

skst »«** s< 

WSTHSRSL J 

Elizabeth, 156 
Lydia, 141. 142 
Simeon, 142 
William, 30, 35. 156 

Wo^s! Eph^ * im ' 28 ' ,73 ' I84 

Henry, 28 

Ichabod, 173 

John, 87 

Sarah, 101 

Susanna, 172, 184 

Thomas, 157. *S8 

William, 158 
Woodbury, Jonathan, 146, 149-151 

Samuel, 148 
Woodcocks, Deborah, 153 

Jane, 153 

Jeremiah, 37 

John, 37. 38 

Nathaniel, 38 

Sarah, 38 
Woodman, mrs. George H., 176 

Robert, 158 
Woodward 1 

Woodword > , 85 

Woodworth ) 



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Woodward, etc., cont'd 

sirs. Charles E., 68 

Elihu, 1 6, 158 

Elizabeth, 61 

Frank E., 43 

Israel, 61, 155 

Jane, 6x 

John, 37, 6o, 155 

Sarah, 37 
Wright, Adam, 53 

Amos, 55 

Dorothy S., 114 

Hester, 53 

Isaac, 53 

Jim T., 69 

Joseph, S3» 54 

Mary, S3 

Rachel, 54 



Wright, confd 
Sarah, 53 

Timothy A., 48, 66, 114, "5 
William D., 67 

Yeaton, George S., 48 
Young, , 160 

Asenath, 52 

Bajhsheba, 52 

Benjamin, 52 

Betsey, 52 

Edmund, 52 

Isaiah, 52 

John, 52 

Judith S., 178 

Thankful, 5* 

, Sarah, 76 



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ACAWAM, 43, 44 
Antwebp. N. Y„ 67 
Apes Meadow, 29-31, 33 
Assawamset Neck, 27, 28, 187, 1S9 
Assonett, 30, 31, 33 
Atlanta, Ga^ 69 
Attlebobough, Mass*, 128-130 
Avabd, Okijl, 116 

Baltimore, Md., 68, 177 
Bangor, Ml, 66, 115 
Barnstable, Mass., 76, 78 
Baenstable County, Mass*, 133, 159, 

160, 161 
Battle Creek, Mich., 114 
Bat Road, 83 

Beaver Dam Neck, 180, 183 
Belmont, Mass^ 69 
Bennington, Vt„ iis» >77 
Beeklet, Mass* 117-119 
Boise, fou, 78, 105 
Bordman Swamp, 90 
Boscawen, N. H* 127 
Boston, Mass., i, 3, 5-8, 24, 46, 48, 

6a, 65-71, 89, 93- 96, 113. "A. 

116, 121-IB4. 128, 134. 159. 164, 

176-178 
Bbattlebobough, Vt., 177 
Bremen, 5 

Bridgeport, Conk., 48, 116 
Bridgxwatbr, MasV, 40, 41, 82, 83* 

185, 186, 188 

BRISTOL, IBB 

Bristol, R. L, 17, 25, 26, 67, 145-151, 

158, 177 
Bbistol County, Mass^ 10, ib, 24, 

*5, 44. 54, 74. Si, 96* 117. 128, 

135, 136. MO, 145, 15* 159 
Bbockton, Mass^ 69, 114 
Bbooklink, Mass*, 48, 67, 69, 70, 

113-116, 126, 177 
Beookltn, N. Y„ 114 

Cambridge, Mass* 67-70, 114-116 
Cape Cod Harbor, 93 
Carlisle, Mass^ 47 
Cedab Rapids, Lu. 69 
Cbktbe Hanover, Mass, 71 
Chatham, Mass^ 49» *34 
Chelsea, Mass., 47. 70 
Chestnut Hill, Mass* 115 
Cleveland, (X, 69, 177 



Columbus, 0„ 116 
Concord, Mass^ 53 
Concord, N. H., 113 
Connecticut, na, 149 
CoNToocooK, N. H^ 127 

COTLET, 136 

Cbanbebbt Neck, 26 

Dartmouth, Mass^ 2, 3, 12, 13, 16-18, 

27. 31. 47, 54, 55, 1*5 
DiGHTON, Mass^ 11, 18, 54-56, 137, 

141 
Dover, N. J., 116 
Deexel Hill, Pa^ 178 
Duxburt, Mass^ 29, 89-92, 99, 117, 

126-128, 143 

Bast Greenwich, Eng* 161 
Eastham, Mass- 159, 160 
East Harwich, Mass^ 49 
Eel River, 131, 132, 168, 170 
England, i, 5 
Exeter, N. H*. 121 



Faibhaven, Mass^ 115 
Fall Brook, 172, 173, 180-183 
Fall River, Mass- 26 
Franklin, N. &, 66 
Freetown, Mass*, 26, 137, 14* 

Grand Rapids, Micrl, 67, 115. "7 
Great Babbihgton, Mass*, 178 
Great Cedab Swamp, 82, 90, 118, 120 
Great River, 29-34 
Guilford, Or., 19 

Halfway Pond, 170 
Halifax, Mass^ bo 
Hanover, Mass*, 7<-73 
Harwich, Mass* 133, 134 
Hbnniker, N. IL, 177 

HlNGHAM, EnG~, I IB 

Hingram, Mass, 55. iib 
Hockeast Pond, 14 
holuston, mass- i36 

Jaffret, N. H., 112 
Jamaica, W. L, 121, 122 
Jeffebsonytlle, Inol, 177 
Juniper Hill, 145 



Kansas Cmr, Mol. 114 



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Kellogg, Ida., 1x5 

Kingston, Mass., 44-44, 62-64, 7*. 

127, 189-191 
Knokville, Tbnn., 48, 67. 69, 114, "5 

Lancaster, Mass., 69 

Little Compton, R. I., ia-14. 16, 54. 

55, 84, 87, 88, 156-158 
Little Lot Men's Pubchasb, 26, 180, 

182, 183 
London, Eno* s» 178 

Los Angeles, Cal., 114. "5. 177 
Lynn, Mass., 176 

Majors Purchase Cedar Swamp, 91. 

92 
Marshfibld, Mass., 3, 61, 62, 64, 84, 

121, 189 
Marthas Vineyard, 148 
Massachusetts, 12, 18, 24, 46, 47. 

49. 53. 62, 65. 7i. 74. 78. 80, 84, 

89. 90, 93, 96, I", "7, i«, "4. 

126, 128, 134. 136, 144. 145. »S6. 

171, 176. 178, 187, 19a 
Matfield River, 41 
Mattapoisett, Mass., 178 
Maysvillb, Ky., 68 
Mechanic Falls, Me^ 68 
Melrose Highlands, tyss., 70 
Mendon, Mass., 56 

MlDDLEBOROUGH, MASS., 24-26, 28, 45, 

70, 73, 74, 76-80, 06, 97. i*<x>. 101, 
104-106, 136, 171-175. 179, 181, 

183, 184, 186-188 

Milton, Mass., 25, 57, ^ 74, 10a, 

121-123 
montclair, n. j., 84 
Morton's Landing, 168 

Needham, Mass., 70, l 77 
Nbmasket Cemetery, 97 
Nbmasket River, 180-183 
New Bedford, Mass., io, 48, 68, 70, 

113. "5. "6 
New England, 2, 77* 134 
Newport, R. I- 25, 57, 7©» 113. 

U7-I49. 186 
Newton Centre, Mass., 113, "6 
Newton Highlands, Mass., 70 
Nbwtonville, Mass., 48 
New York, N. Y., 5, 67, 81, 113. "5. 

116, 178 
North Carolina, 166 
North Purchase, 30, 31, 34, ' 18 
Norton, Mass., 16, 81, 119, «°. «4* 

Oblong, N. Y., 133 



Pachaoge Neck, 79 

Pamet River, 133 

Patience Island, R. I., 149 

Pembroke, Mass., 7*-73» 9o-9* 

Peoria, III., 68, 11 3-1 1 5, 178 

Philadelphia, Pa., 69 

Pinehurst, N. C, 115 

Pittsburgh, Pa., 68 

PiTTSFiELD, Mass., 44 

Plain field, N. J., 98 

Plymouth, Mass., 1-3, 19. *4, 25, 
28-31, 34. 35. 37, 40, 42, 44, 47, 
56, 59. 62, 73, 76-80, 84, 86, 88, 
93, 94, 102, 104, 108, 110, 112, 
131. 132, 135, US. 161. 162, 
167-170, 185, 189, 190 

Plymouth Beach, 168 

Plymouth Colony, 2, 29, 31, 32. 
34-36, 56, 76, 77, 107. i5«, 153. 
159, 160, 185 

Plymouth County, Mass., 24-26, 40, 
41. 43, 53. 62, 71, 74, 78, 9°. 98, 
102, 105, 1*6, 131, 159, ^7, 173, 
175, 179. 185-187. 190 

Plympton, Mass., 40, 41, 53. 74. 102, 
104, 168, 170 

Pocasset, 25 

POCHET, 160 

Pole Plain, i 18 
ponagansett, 3 
Port Huron, Mich., 67 
Portsmouth, N. H., 121 

POU NEATEST OUTLETS, 25 

Pride's Crossing, Mass., 115 
Proctor, Vt„ 177 
Providence, R. I., 115. "6 
Provincbtown, Mass., 68, 133 

Randolph, Mass., 47 

Raynham, Mass., 12, 81-84 

Redlands, Cal., 121 

Rehoboth, Mass., 16-18, 37, 57, 59, 

107-110, 128, 129, 15a, 153, 155 
Revere, Mass., 176 
Rhode Island, 8, 12, 24, 84, 122, 145, 

156 

RlVERDALE-ON-HUDSON, N. Y., 67, 68 

Rochester, Mass., 116, 187, 189 

Rocky Nook, 31 

Rum ford, 30, 34 

Rye Beach, N. H., 176 

Saconet Neck, 86 
Saint Andrew, Fla^ 69 
Sakegbgansett, 30, 33 
Salem, Mass., 134, 135 
Sandwich, Mass., 40, 144 
San Fbancisco, Cal., 176 



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Sw»u \tr» Mass,. 7r-$o% 97. 99W iM 

S*\»v.\ Kuis, N % Y.. 187 

S*u c**t River. 41 

S*nu*\. Vi\»^ 47 
Si\t*fc\ Smuuno Purchase, 27. 28, 
MC< i&\ i»3 

Sv v ***mhe. Mas*-. 177 
SvH IH HlNvlHAM, Mass^ 68 
Ss»Vt* PURCHASE, l8o, l8l, 183 
S^UN. 114 

Sf«uiVKs Swamp, 90. 9i» i*7 
S»m*n Island, N. Y., 177 
Sv*\¥N» Nick. 13, 14 

Sh»ny BROOK, *6 

Suut's Creek. 133 

SrrroLK County, Mass*, 2-5, 8, 66, 

121 
Swansea. Mass., 30, 33, 34, 36, 37. 

108, 156 
Syracuse, N. Y„ 176, 178 

Tarkiln Cedai Swamp, 92 
Taunton, Mass*, 10, 12, 29, 30, 33~35. 

43-46, 57, 59, 62, 73-76, 81, 84, 

93, 96, 113. "7. "8, 1*0. 135-137. 

140-142, 145, 148, 155 
Taunton River, 29, 118 
Three Mile River, 30, 31, 34, 141 
Tispaquin's Pond, 173 
Titicut, 42, 82, 83 
Titicut Swamp, 82, 83 
Tiverton, R. I., 24-26, 73, 75, 86, 88, 

158 



Truro, Mass., 133, 134 
Twelve Men's Purchaser 172?, 173 
Twenty Six Men's Purchase, 17 
173. 180-182 



United States, 112, 19a 
Urban a, Ili^, 114 
Utica, N. Y„ 113 



Wallingpord, Vt., 114 

Walt ham, Mass., 172, 179 

Water-town, Mass., 144 

Watuppa, 26 

Weir Bridge, 118 

Wellesley, Mass., 177 

Wellesley Farms, Mass., 68 

Wellesley Hills, Mass., 43 

Wellingsley, 131, 132 

West Acton, Mass., 69 

Westborough, Mass^ 68 

West Newbury, Mass* 47 

West Newton, Mass., 47, 67, 114, 177 

Westport, Mass., 47 

West Somerville, Mass* 48 

Weymouth, Mass*, 47 

Wilmington, Del, 68 

Wilmington, Vt., 177 

Windham, Conn., 177 

WlNNATUXET MEADOW, l8o, 1 83 

Winthrop, Mass., 115 
Worcester, Mass., 47, 67, 68, 70 



Yarmouth, Mass., 43 
Yonkers, N. Y., 68 
Young's Cove, 160 



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