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THE 



PROBATE RECORDS 



OF 



ESSEX COUNTY 



MASSACHUSETTS 



VOLUME I 1 1 
1675- 1681 



SALEM, MASS. 

PUBLISHED BY THE ESSEX INSTITUTE 
1920 



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THREE HUNDRED COPIES PRINTED 



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SALEM, MASSACHUSETTS 



LIST OF ESTATES 



Alexander, Thomas, Salem (1676) 
Allen, Richard, Haverhill (1678) . 
William, Sr., Manchester (1679) 
Andrews, Eobert (1676) . 
Armitage, Joseph, Lynn (1680) 
Atkinson, Hug-h (1675) . 
Ayres, John, Brookfield (1676) 

Bailey, James, Eowley (1677) 

Ball, Henry, Salem (1679) 

Barber, William (Lynn?), (1677) . 

Barker, James, Rowley (1678) 

Barnard, Thomas, Sr., Amesbury (1677) 

Barron, Peter, Marblehead (1675) . 

Bartlett, Dennis (1678) . 

John, Sr., Newbury (1679) 
Batchelder, Henry, Ipswich (1679) . 

John, Salem (1675) . 

Mark (Wenham?), (1675) 
Batt, Nicholas, Newbury (1678) 
Beck ford, George, Marblehead (1678) 
Bishop, Margaret, Mrs., Ipswich (1681) 
Black, John, Sr. (1675) . 
Blake, Deborah, Mrs. (1678) . 

Israel (1678) .... 
Boardman, Margaret, IStrs., Ipswich (1680) 
Bodie, Edward, Marblehead (1678) . 
Bradbury, Anne, Salisbury (guardianship, 1677) 

Sarah, Salisbury (guardianship, 1677) 

William, Salisbury (1679) 

Wymond, Salisbury (1677) 

Wymond, Salisbury (guardianship, 1677) 
Brand, Thaddeus, Lynn (1677) 
Bravender, Alexander, Wenham (1678) . 



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LIST OF ESTATES 



Breed, John, Lynn (1678) 

John, Lynn (guardianship, 1679) 
Bridges, Obadiah, Ipswich (1677) . 
Brimblecom, John, Marblehead (1678) 
Brocklebank, Samuel, Capt., Eowley (1676) 
Browne, Edmund, Newbury (1678) 

James (1676) . 

James, Salem (1676) 

John, Jr., Salem (1677) 

John, Sr., Ipswich (1677) . 

John, Salem (guardianship, 1679) 
BrowTiing, Thomas, Salem (1675) 
Buswell, Isaac, Jr., Salisbury (1679) 
Button, Daniel (Haverhill?), (1677) 

Matthias, Haverhill (1676) 



Carlefton, Edward, Kowley (1678) . 
Carter, Thomas, Salisbury (1676) . 
Chadwell, Benjamin, Lynn (1679) . 
Challis, Philip Watson, Amesbury (1681) 
Chapman, Edward, Ipswich (1678) . 

John, Ipswich (1678) 
Charles, Sarah, Mrs. (1677) . 
Chaverly, Nicholas (guardianship, 1678) 
Clay, John, Marblehead (1677) 
Codner, Christopher (Marblehead?), (1679) 
C'ogswe'll, Samuel (1675) 
Coker, Robert, Newbury (1681) 
Colburn, Henry (1676) .... 
Coldam, Thomas, Lynn (1675) 
Cole, Ann, Mrs., Salem (1680) 

George (1675) 

John, Marblehead (1677) . 

Thomas, Salem (1679) 
Collins, John (Gloucester?), (1677). 

John, Lynn (1680) .... 

John, Sr., Gloucester (1675) 
Conant, Roger, Salem (1679) . 
Condie, Samuel, Marblehead (1678) 
Condy, Ann, Mrs., Marblehead (1678) 
Cowes, Christopher (1677) 
Craniver, Richard, Salem (1677) 
Creasy, John (guardianship, 1675) . 



LIST OF ESTATES 



Crumpton, Samuel (1675) 

Cummings, Isaac, Sr., Topsfield (1677) 

Davis, Ephraim, Havei'hill (1679) 
James, Sr., Havel-hill (1680) 
John, Nevi^bury (1676) 

Day, John, Gloucester (1680) 

Dew, William (1675) 

Dike, Anthony, Salem (1679) . 

Dispaw, Henry, Sr., Lynn (1677) 

Dodg-e, Edith, Mrs., Beverly (1677-8) 

Dorton, Robert (1678) . 

Dow, Thomas, Haverhill (1676) 



Ewing, Patrick (Eowley?), (1679) 

Fellows, William, Ipswich (1677) 
Flint, Thomas, Salem (1680) . 

William, Salem (1680) 
Ford, James, Ipswich (1677) . 
Foster, Eenold, Sr., Ipswich (1681) 
Fowler, Philip, Sr., Ipsvdch (1679) 
Fox, Nicholas, Marblehead (1677) . 
French, Thomas, Sr., Ipswich (1680) 
Frink, John, Ipswich (1675) . 
Fuller, John (1676) 

Gage, Jonathan, Bradford (1675) 
Samuel, Haverhill (1676) 
Sarah, Mrs., Bradford (1681) 
Gallison, Vinson (1679) . 
Gardner, George, Salem (1679) 
Giddings, George, Ipswich (1676) 
Giles, Bridget, Salem (1680) . 

Samuel (Haverhill?), (1678) 
Gillow, John, Lynn (1679) 
Godfry, John (1675) 
Goodale, Isaac, Salem (1679) 
Richard, Salisbury (1676) 
Greenslett, Thomas (1677) 

Hagget, Henry, Wenham (1678) 
Hamons, John, Gloucester (1678) 



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LIST OF ESTATES 



Harding, Elizabeth (1654) 

Philip, Marblehead (1679). 
Hardy, Thomas, Sr., Merrimac (1678) 
Harris, John (1680) 
Hathorn, John, Lynn (1677) . 

Eleazer (1680) .... 

William, Capt., Salem (1678) . 

William, Salem (1681) 
Hawksworth, Thomas, Salisbury (1676) 
Herrick, Benjamin, Beverly (1677) . 

John, Beverly (1680) 
Hill, John, Salem (1680) 
Hollingworth, William, Salem (1677) 
Holmes, Robert, Newbury (1677) . 
Hooper, William (1680) . 
How^let, Eebecca, Mrs., Newbury (1681) 

Thomas, Ipswich (1678) . 
Hubbard, Richard, Ipswich (1681) . 
Humphries, John (1681) 
Hunn, Nathaniel (1679) 
Hutchinson, John (1676) 
Hyde, Isaac (1680) 

Ireson, Edward, Lynn (1676) 

Jacob, Richard, Ipswich (1676) 

Jarmin, Clement, Salisbury (1679) . 

Jones, John (1675) .... 
John, Newbury (1677) 
Thomas, Manchester (1681) 

Jordan, Francis, Ipswich (1678) 

Kemball, Henry (1676) . 

Richard, Wenham (1676) . 
Kimball, Benjamin (guardianship, 1677) 

Caleb (1675) .... 

Joseph (guardianship, 1678) 

Margaret, Mrs., Ipswich (1675-6) 

Richard, Sr., Ipswich (1675) . 

Thomas (1676) .... 
King, Elizabeth, Mrs., Lynn (1678). 

Joseph (1676) .... 
Kingsbury, John, Rowley (1678) 



LIST OF ESTATES 



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Kitchen, John, Salem (1676) 
Knight, John, Newbury (1678) 

Lake, William, Salem (1679) . 
Lambert, Abigail (guardianship, 1681) 

Michael (1676) .... 
Langdon, John (1677) 
Law, Priscilla, Eowley (guardianship, 1677) 
Lea, Henry, Manchester (1675) 
Legroe, Matthew (1676) . 
Littlehale, John (1675) . 
Longhorne, Bethiah (guardianship, 1676) 
Lothrop, Thomas, Capt., Beverly (1675) 
Lovejoy, John, Andover (1680) 
Low, Thomas, Sr., Ipswich (1677) . 
Lunt, John, Newbury (1679) . 
Lynde, John (1677) 

Mackmallen, Allester, Salem (1679) 
Manning, Thomas, Ipswich (1675) . 
Mansfield, Samuel, Lynn (1679) 
Marchant, Mary, Mrs., Ipswich (1680) 
Mashoone, John (1680) . 
Massey, Jeffery, Sr., Salem (1677) 
Mighill, Nathaniel, Salem (1677) . 
Millett, John, Gloucester (1679) 

Thomas (Gloucester?), (1675) . 

Thomas, Sr., Gloucester (1676) . 
Moody, Samuel, Newbury (1675) 
Morgan, Moses, Salem (1678) 
Morse, Anthony, Jr., Newbury (1678) 

Joseph, Newbury (1679) . 
Moulton, James, Sr., Wenham (1680) 
Muzzey, Joseph, Newbury (1681) 

Neal, John, Salem (1679) 
Needham, Edmund, Lynn (1677) 
Newman, Antipas, Wenham (1677) . 

Thomas, Sr. (1676) . 
Norman, Arabella, Mrs. (1679) 
Norton, Freegrace (1676) 
Nowell, Philip (1675) 



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LIST OF ESTATES 



Oliver, Thomas, Salem (1679) 
Oseph, Abel (1675) .... 

Paine, John (Ipswich?), (1677) 
Palmer, Henry, Haverhill (1680) 
Parlcer, Joseph, Andover (1678) 

Nathaniel, Newbury (1679) 

Thomas, Rev., Newbury (1677) 
Patch, Edmond, Ipswich (1680) 
Pearce, Abigail, Mrs., Ipswich (1680) 

Mary, Ipswich (guardianship, 1680) 

William (1678) 
Pearson, John, Sr. (1679) 
Peirce, Daniel, Sr., Newbury (1678) 

Eobert, Ipswich (1680) 

Eobert, Sr. (1679) . 
Perley, Allen, Ipswich (1675) . 
Pickton, Thomas, Salem (1677) 
Pickworth, Benjamin (1677) . 

John (1677) 

Samuel (1676) . 
Pike, Robert (1678) 
Piper, Nathaniel, Ipswich (1676) 
Pitcher, William (1676) 
Pitman, William (1676) . 
Platts, Jonathan, Rowley (1680) 
Porter, John, Sr., Salem (1676) 
Potter, Nicholas, Salem (1677) 
Preston, Jacob, Salem (1679) 
Prince, Joseph, Salem (1678) . 

Richard, Sr., Salem (1675) 
Pritchett, William, Topsfield (1676-7) 
Purchase, Thomas, Sr., Lynn (1678) 
Putnam, Samuel (1676) 

Quilter, Mark, Ipswich (1678) 
Quinby, Robert, Amesbury (1677) . 

Redding, Annis, Mrs., Ipswich (1681) 
Rich, Obadiah, Salem (1677) . 
Richards, Richard (1678) 
Richardson, Nicholas (1677) . 
Richard (1681) 



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LIST OF ESTATES 



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Ring, Isaac, Ipswich (guardianship, 1677) 
Roberts, John, Manchester (1677) . 

Robert, Ipswich (1678) 
Robinson, Eleanor, Mrs., Salem (1676) . 

William, Salem (1678) 
Rogers, Margaret, Mrs. (1676) 

Martha, Ipswich (guardianship, 1677) 

Mary, Mrs., Rowley (1679) 

Nathaniel (guardianship, 1679) 

Nathaniel, Ipswich (1680) 

Susanna, Mrs., Newbury (1677) 
Rolfe, Daniel (1676) .... 
Roper, Walter, Ipswich (1680) 
Ropes, George, Salem (1675) . 
Roundy, Philip, Salem (1678) . 
Rowell, Jacob, Andover (guardianship, 1676) 

Thomas, Andover (1681) . 

Sanden, Margaret, Mrs., Marblehead (1675) 

Sawyer, Ezekiel, Rowley (1676) 

Sherratt, Hugh, Haverhill (1678) . 

Sibley, Richard (1676) . 

Silsby, John (1676) .... 

Simons, Samuel, Lynn (1676) . 

Skerry, Ephraim, Salem (1676) 

Skillin, Thomas, Salem (1676-7) 

Small, Joseph, Salem (1676) . 

Thomas, Salem (1676) 
Smith, John, Salem (1680) 

Thomas, Newbury (1676) . 
Snelling, William, Salem (1678) 
Somerby, Daniel, Newbury (1676) . 
Soolart, Abigail, Wenham (guardianship, 1679 

Bethiah, Wenham (guardianship, 1679) 

John, Wenham (1678) 

Joseph, Wenham (1679) . 
Southwick, John, Salem (1680) 

Samuel, Salem (guardianship, 1677) 
Spofford, John, Sr., Rowley (1678) 
Spooner, Elizabeth, Salem (1677) . 
Standish, James (1679) .... 
Starr, Robert, Salem (1679) . 



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LIST OF ESTATES 



Stevens, Samuel, Newbury (1675) 

Samuel (1676) . 
Stickney, Amos, Newbury (1678) 
Sutton, William, Newbury (1680) 
Swan, Ann, Mrs., Eowley (1678) 

Richard, Rowley (1678) . 
Symonds, Samuel, Ipswich (1678) 

William, Ipswich (1679) . 



Thissell, Jeffrey (Beverly?), (1676) 
Thomas, William, Newbury (1680) . 
Thompson, Simon, Ipswich (1676) . 
Titcomb, William, Sr., Newbury (1676) 
Tompkins, John, Salem (1681) 
Towne, Edmond, Topsfield (1678) . 
Trask, Osmund, Beverly (1677) 
Treble, John (1675) 
Turner, John, Salem (1680) . 
Turvill, Thomas, Newbury (1677) . 



Veren, Hilliard, Jr., Salem (1680) 
Vinton, Edward (1678) . 
Voden, Moses (1681) 



Waiman, Stephen (1675) 
Walden, Edward, Wenham (1679) 

Nathaniel (guardianship, 1680) 
Waller, Christopher, Salem (1676) 
War, Abraham (1677) 
Ward, Joshua, Salem (1680) 

Joshua, Jr., Salem (1680) 
Warner, Faith, Mrs., Ipswich (1680) 
Waters, Richard, Salem (1677) 
Wharton, Edward, Salem (1678) 
Wheelwright, John, Rev., Salisbury (1679) 
White, John (1677) 

Paul, Newbury (1679) 

Thomas (1675) . 
Whiting, Samuel, Sr., Lynn (1680) 
Whitridge, John, Saletn (1676) 
Whittee, Elias, Salem (1675) . 
Whittier, John, Newbury (1679) 

John (guardianship, 1679) 



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LIST OF ESTATES 



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Wildes, John, Jr., Topsfield (1677) . 

Jonathan (1676) 
Wilford, Gilbert, Haverhill (1676) . 
Wilkes, Robert, Salem (1677) 
Williams, Jane, Mrs. (1681) . 
Wilson, Robert, Salem (1681) . 
Winslow, Anne, Mrs., Salisbury (1677) 
Witt, John, Sr., Lynn (1676) . 
Wolfe, Peter, Beverly (1675) . 
Woodberry, William, Salem (1677) . 
Woodbridge, Thomas, Newbury (1681) 
W^oodham, John, Ipswich (1678) 
Worcester, Samuel, Bradford (1681) 
Wright, John, Newbury (1679) 



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THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY, 
MASSACHUSETTS. 



Estate of Jonathan Gage of Bradfoed.* 

Inventory of the estate of Jonathan Gage taken Mar. 22, 
1674-5: weareing apparel linen & woollen, 3li. 15s.; bed 
& beding, 31i., books, 61i., chests, & boxes, 8s., 31i. 14s.; 
iron, bras, pewter, earthen and wooden ware, 31i. 8d. ; sword 
and belt, 12s., utensills for husbandry, 21i. Is. 6d., 21i. 13s. 
6d. ; cattle & swine, 15li. 6s.; bridle, sadle & pillion, 13s., 
provissions, 17s., Hi. 10s.; 8 acres of broken up land and a 
orchard, 291i. ; houseing, 31i. 10s., Rough land 52 acres. 
521i., 55li. 10s.; total, 11411. 9s. 2d. Debts due from the es- 
tate, 471i. and 20s. per year to old goodwif Gage during her 
life. 

Attested in Ipswich court Mar. 30, 1675 by Hester Gage, 
relict of Jonathan. Essex County Quarterly Court Records, 
vol. 5, page 270. 

Whereas Mr. Francis Wainwright had power granted to 
him to administer upon the estate of Jonathan Gage at Ips- 
wich court, in Mar. 1675, and had paid part of the debts, as 
per account brought in, the remaining part being mostly in 
land, is willing the widow should make the best of the estate, 
and resigned his administratorship Mar. 28, 1676. Court 
granted administration to Hester Gage, the widow. Ipswich 
Quarterly Court Records, vol. 5, page 279. 

Estate of Thomas Browning of Salem.! 

Whereas there were several lands that were given and be- 
queathed by Thomas Browning, deceased, by will to Joseph 
Williames and Isaac Meachum, his sons-in-law, wliich lands 
were undi^dded, said Joseph and Isaack agreed as follows: 
that Joseph Williams was to have the ten acre lot in the 
south field between ISTathaniell Pickman's and John Picker- 
ing's lands, one acre of salt marsh lying by Marblehead 

*See ante, vol. 2, pag-e 425. 
tSee ante, vol. 2, page 228. 

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2 THE PKOBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

bridge, one acre of bastard marsh lying in the south field be- 
tween some marsh of Eichard Prince and Paule Mansfield's 
marsh, and one quarter of an acre of marsh lying by the 
Deacon's marsh by the mill pond, with the fence belonging to 
the said ten acre lot lying at the field gate ; and for the house 
and ground in the town, Joseph is to have for his part one- 
half of the land with the house that was said Thomas Brown- 
ing's, being the south end of the land next to the water, he 
paying the said Isaack or his heirs at the decease of Mary- 
Browning their mother-in-law, 12li. ; Isaack was to have for 
his part the five acres called Mousers with the fence that be- 
longs thereto, also three-quarters of an acre of salt marsh 
that lies between some marsh of Joshua Buffum and some 
marsh of Eichard Prince and the one half of the ground in 
the town, being that half that lies from the water to the north, 
said Joseph paying to said Isaack, 121i. at their mother's de- 
cease, in consideration of the housing that stands upon the 
said Joseph's part, as aforesaid. Witness : Hilliard Veren, sr. 
and John Batcheler. 

Sworn, 17:2:1675, before Wm. Hathorne, assistant. Ee- 
corded in the records at Salem, book 9, fol. 109, by Hilliard 
Veren^ recorder. 

Essex County Quarterly Court Files, vol. 23, leaf 44. 

Estate of John Collins, Sr., of Gloucester.* 

"I John Collins Sen. of Gloucester in the County of Essex 
in New England being by Gods providence \asited with much 
Sickeness & weakenesse & not knowing how neare the time 
of my departure out of this world may be at hatid doe there- 
fore make knowne this my last will & Testament in man- 
ner & forme following first I committ & commend my 
Soule into the hands of God the tfather of Spirits & my 
Body to the Grave to be decently buried by my Survdving 
Freinds. And for my Goods first I Give & bequeath unto 
my eldest Sonne John all my wearing Apparell also I doe 
give and bequeath unto my Sonne John my great Gim or 
fowling peice and all the rest of my Ammunition both Sword 
& bandeleirs Also I doe give unto him and to his Heires 
all my Land in the ffishermans ffeild So commonly called. 
As also all my Meadow or marsh Ground in Annasquam So 
common [ly called] lying neare to the Cutt and adjoyning 
to the Land of m'' Stevens & Steve [en Glover : copy] Also 
I doe give and bequeath unto my Sonne John all that parcell 

*Copy, Ipswich Deeds, vol. 4, pp. 1, 2. 



THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 6 

of [land that: copy] his Dwelling house now Standeth upon 
being about an Acre more or [less.] I give and bequeath unto 
my Daughter Anna James halfe an Acre of [land at the: 
copy} upper End of my planting Lott or the Land where 
now my Come g[roeth the same: copy] to injoy to her & 
II her II heires for Ever. Item I give & bequeath unto my [son 
James : copy] Collins & to his Heires two Acres of my plant- 
ing Lott where my Corn [now groweth: copy] next & adjoyn- 
ing to his Sister Annas Land abovesayd over whar [the sayd : 
copy] planting Lott and on that Side of his Sister's Land 
abovesayd towards [the harbour on : copy] the Southeast pro- 
vided alwayes that if my Sonne James doe sell the sayd [land : 
copy] his Brother John Collins abovesayd shall have the first 
refusall thereof also I doe give & bequeath unto my Sonne 
James & his Heires five Acres of Land upon the Easterne 
point So commonly called adjoyning to the Land of Steve [n] 
Glover on the East & running up to the Great pond at the 
East End of it. Also I give him two Acres of Marsh lying 
next to Osmand Dutches Island in little good Harbour Also 
I doe give ||him|| my Muskett Sword & Bandeliers. Item I 
give & bequeath unto my Daughter Mary three Acres of 
Land be it more or lesse lying & being Situate on the East- 
erne side of her Brother James his Land abovesayd and at 
the sayd Easterne poynt the Same to injoy to her & her 
Heires for Ever. Also [I] doe give unto my Daughter Mary 
the Swampe with all the wast Land that lyeth betweene the 
Lotts & the Sayd Swampe to her & her Heires for Ever 
the Sayd Swampe being Situate & adjoyning to the Marsh 
of Eobert Elwell and at the Easterne poynt abovesayd Also I 
doe give unto her two Islands of Marsh lying in Starke 
naught Harbour pond so commonly called & all the rest of 
[my marsh lying in : copy] Starke ISTaught Harbour lying on 
the South East Side of the Elver the [same to : copy] injoy to 
her & her Heires for Ever. Item I give & bequeath unto 
my daughter Anna & her Heires three Acres of Land (upon 
the Easterne poynt) be it more or lesse the Sayd Land lying 
on the west End of the Long Beach a[nd] [adjjoynin [to] 
the Land of Steven Glover on the iSTorth East. 

"Also I doe give unto her & her Heires halfe my Marsh ly- 
ing on the Northwest Side of Starke Naught Harbor River 
and adjoyning to the Meadow of Isaac Elwell on the North- 
west. Also I give mito my Daughter ||Anna|| one cow also I 

doe give her tw^o pevrfcer platt. Also I Tin [Jordan : copy] 

And after her Mother's Decease I doe give her my [great 



4 THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

chest : copy] & my second great pott of Iron. Item I crive 
& bequeath unto my Gr [and] Daughter Mary Scampe the 
full & just Summe of three pounds Sterling to be payd 
unto [her] by the Executor at my decease if shee be of age. 
Item I give & bequeath unto my deare and Loving wife 
Joan Collins & to my Sonne John Collins all my Housing 
& Land Orchyards & Gardens and all my Land & 
Meadow yet ungiven the Same to in Joy & improve joyntly 
together after my Decease during the time that shee Contin- 
ueth my widdow But if my wife doe marry agayne my will 
& meaning is that then shee shall only injoy the thirds of 
this land last mentioned & one cow during her naturall 
Life & after her decease the sayd Land last mentioned shall 
all be returned unto my Sonne John & his Heires for Ever 
as his & their proper Right. Also I doe give & bequeath 
unto my sayd wife & my Sonne John abovesayd all the 
Rest of my Household Goodes and Cattell not disposed of as 
long as my wife doth live my widdow my Sayd wife and 
Sonne to injoy & improve them together But if Shee doe 
marry agayne then the Sayd Goodes and Cattell last men- 
tioned my will & meaning is that my Sonne John & his 
Heires shall have and Injoy them for Ever. And to the end 
that this my Last will and Testament may be duely & 
truly performed I doe by these p''sents constitute appoynt & 
ordayne my Sonne John Collins to be Sole Executor and doe 
by these presents also further give & bequeath unto my 
Daughter Anna Collins the full Summe of foure pounds 
Sterling besides that which I have given her abovesayd and 
doe appoynt my Sonne John Collins to pay it unto her after 
the decease of my Selfe &■ my wife if my Sayd Daughter 
Surviveth us both but if my Daughter Anna doe dye before 
my Selfe & my wife then my will and meaning is that my 
Sayd Sonne John shall keepe the Sayd foure pounds & in- 
joy it to his owne proper use & behoofe. And further my 
will & meaning is that if my Sonne James Collins aliove- 
sayd should not returne agayne from Sea or this voyage that 
he is now upon or that he should otherwise d^^e before bee is 
marryed that then also my Sonne John Collins abovesayd 
Shall have & injoy the sayd portion — ents of Lands (that I 
have given him in this my last will & Testament) to his 
owne proper use & behoofe as also his Heires after him for 
Ever & it is to be remembered & understood and hereby 
it is declared that all the sayd Lands Expressed in this my last 
wiU & Testament which I have given & bequeathed unto 



THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 5 

any and all my Sayd children are in the Towne of Glocester 
aforsayd Any thing [heerin: copy] [c]ontayned to the Con- 
trary in any wise Notwithstanding In wittnesse w [hereof] or 
imto this my last will and Testament I have hereunto Set my 
hand & Seale the five & twentieth day of this Instant 
August Anno Dom, one thousand Six hundred & Seaventy 
foure." 

Jolin (his t mark) Collins Sen"". 

(seal) 
Witness : William (his J mark) Vinson, Sen"^., Thomas Mil- 
lett, junior. 

Proved in Ipswich court Apr. 21, 1675 by the witnesses. 

Inventory taken Mar. 31, 1675, by William Vinson, Sr., 
Thomas Millet and Thomas Eiggs: the house and Lands, 
801i. ; 2 oxen, 3 cowes, one steare, 201i. 10s.; one mare. Hi. 
10s.; Cart and wheales, tumberall, yokes, Chaines, Cart 
rope, Shovels, forkes, plow share and Coulter, 31i. 15s. ; 
swine, one hide, o; Iron, bras and peuter, 21i. ; wearing 
Clothes, 91i. ; beds, beding and bedsteads with what belongs 
to them, 91i. ; axes, betell, wedges and other toules, 15s.; 
Chists, Chairs, table and Spining wheals. Hi. ; bridle and 
Sadell, 6s. 8d. ; debts, 41i. ; mony, 41i. 8s. ; one fouling peace, 
one muskett, two swords and other amunishon, 31i. 10s.; 
total, 13911. 14s. 8d. 

Attested in Ipswich court Apr. 21, 1675 by John Collins, 
executor of his father's estate. 

John Collins executor of the will of his father, John Col- 
lins, having died without fulfilling the will, James Davis, sr. 
and Mary his wife, and Anna James, daughters of John Col- 
lins, sr. late of Gloster being legatees in said will petition the 
court Oct. 5, 1697, that the executor, Ezekiel Collins son of 
the deceased, who has the estate in his hands, may be cited to 
appear in order to take administration on said will or to re- 
nounce the same, that what is necessary may be done accord- 
ing to justice. 

Essex Couvty Probate Files, Docket 6,074. 

Estate of Samuel Moody of Newbury,* 

"Newbury March 22, 1674-5. The last Will & 
Testament of Samuel Moodey I Samuel Moodey of New- 
bury being weak in Body, but in perfect Memory doe make 
& ordain this to bee my last Will & Testam*. hereby re- 

*Copy, Ipswich Deeds, vol. 4, pp. 3, 4. 



6 THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

vokein^ all form'' Wills whatsoever. I give unto my Eldest 
Sonii W"". Moodey my now Dwelling House with all y*" other 
Houseing thereabout, together with y^ Orchards & Areable 
Land & Pasture adjoyning thereunto about fifty Acres bee 
it more or lesse, & five Acres of Pasture land lying in Benj. 
Eolfe^s Pasture, & ten Acres of ffresh Meadow lying below 
Benj. Kolfe's Land, & a Tenn Acre Lott of Salt Marsh ly- 
ing in y* ]\Iarishes below y'' Old Towne, with two Acres and 
Halfe of Salt Marsh purchased of W". Stevens, & an Addi- 
tion of Marsh gi-anted mee by Exchange. All w'^^ lies joyning 
together as it is bounded. Also I give him my Priviledge of 
Comonage or ffreehold, & all this to come into his Hands 
when hee shalbee of y*^ Age of Twenty one yeares. Also I 
make him mine Heire & further give him my Negro Boy 
when he shall bee at y*^ Age afores*^., Obligeing my said Heire 
to pay to each of his Sisters five pounds within one year after 
theyr marriage, & if they marry before hee is of Age, then 
to pay y'" y*' s*^ Sume within one year after his coming to Age. 
I give & bequeath unto my second Sonn John Moodey 
all y* pcell of Land before John Knight's House, both Are- 
able, Pasture & Meadow, being fiveteen Acres more or lesse 
as it is now fenced, & y*^ Island of Marsh over y® Great 
River which is between W'". Ilsly and mee, y® s*^ W™, Hsly 
being to divide & I to chuse, y® s*^ Marsh containing about 
ten Acres. Also I give him my pcell of Marsh about Sixe 
Acres at y*^ Lower end of Eich'^. Dole's Pasture. I give unto 
my 3'^ Sonn Sam: Moodey All my Meadow in Lob's Pound, 
being about nine Acres more or lesse, & my pcell of Upland 
by Elisha Ilslye's about tenn Acres more or lesse, & my 
pcell of Pasture Land lying next Hen. Short's Pasture, w*^"^ 
I bought of Ric. Dole, being about Sixe Acres more or lesse. 
"I give unto my 4**^ Sonn Cutting Moodey my twenty five 
Acres of Land now in possession of John Davis w*'^ my House 
& Barn thereupon, & my Sixe Acres of Meadow in y" 
Birchen ]\readowes with five Acres of Salt Marsh w^'> is part 
of y*' 20 Acres of Marsh y* was Grandfather Cittting's & y^ 
Priviledge of Comonage or ffrehold thereunto belonging. And 
my Will also is y* each of these three Sons forementioned 
shall have y® Estate afores^ come into y*" hands at y® Age of 
twenty one years. And if my son William dye without Issue, 
then I appoint my Son Samuel to be my heire & to have all 
I have given to William & [Samuells portion: copy] shalbe 
Equally divided between John & Cutting Moodey, & if 
either John or Cutting dye without Issue, then theyr Estate 



THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 7 

to bee equally divided between y^ two young'' Brothers, & 
three younger Sisters. 

"I give unto my Eldest Daughter Sarah Moodey Sixty 
pounds & to my three young'" Daught" Mary, Hanna & 
Lydia fivety pounds a peice to bee paid by my Executrix in 
Household Goods, Corn & Cattle an equall share of each, 
to bee p'^ each of y"" at theyr Marriage if they marry before 
twenty years of Age, or however when they are at y* Age, 
whither married or not. And if any of y'' Daughters dye 
before y® time comes for theyr receiving theyi* Portion, the 
surviveing Daughters shall have y*^ Portion of y*^ Deceased 
equally divided betwixt them. I appoint my Dearly beloved 
Wife j\Iary Moodey to bee y** sole Executrix of y® my Last 
Will & Testam* & give her y® thirds of my Houseing & 
Land dureing her Kiaturall life, & the use & Improvem* 
of my whole Estate in y^ Minority of my children, to bee or- 
dered by Advice of the Overseers in y** best Mann"^ for y® 
bringing up of my Children till they come to Age. And 
further dureing her Widdowhood shee shall have y® 
use of my dwelling house witli y® Household Stuffe, 
and halfe y*' fruit of y® Orchards. If she marries she shall 
have fivety pounds in y® like specie y* my Daughters 
portions are payal^le in. And if y* stock will not hold out to 
pay y® Daughter's Portions, then my son William shall make 
up y^ rest, & shall have such Time allowed him as my over- 
seers shall judge meet, & y*' overplus of y® stock (if any 
bee) when my wives s*^ 501i. and Daughters portions are paid 
shalbe divided equally among my 4 daughters. And further 
if my Executrix shalbe straitened to pay my Daughters Por- 
tions, shee shall have two years time after theyr Marriage to 
pay it in. Finally for y*^ better performance of y® my Will ac- 
cording to y® true intent & meaning thereof I request & 
appoint my m'^'^ respected Uncle Nicho. Noyes, & my be- 
loved Brothers Joshua & Caleb Moodey together w*"^ Ben- 
jamin Eolfe to bee my Overseers, ffurther giving full Power 
to my Executrix with y*' Advice of my s^ Overseers to make 
Sale of my Land at Wells for y® payment of my Debts. In 
Testimony to all & singular y'^ p'mises I set to my Hand 
& seale this 22. (1)°'° 1674-5. It is to bee imderstood & 
I doe further will that what Cattle and goods were Given to 
my Daughters Sarah or Mary by either of theyr Grandfathers 
or Grandmothers, & is now among my Estate is to be theyrs 
besides & distinct from what I have here bequeathed them." 

Samuell Moody, (seal) 

Witness : Nicholas ISToyes, Jno. Dole, Caleb Moody. 



8 THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

Proved in Ipswich court Apr. 21, 1675 by Nicholas ISToyes 
and Caleb Moody. 

Inventory taken 14:2:1675, by George (his mark) 

Little and Benjamin Rolfe : the dwelling house. Barn and 
other houseing thereabout together with 50 Acres of plow land 
& Pasture about ye House & ye orchard, ye land at 61i. per 
acre, 65011.; Sixe Acres of land by ye other bought of Eich. 
Dole, 361i. ; Eleven Acres of upland near adjoyning, 441i. ; 
Nine Acres of Meadow in Lob's Pound, 451i. ; Five Acres 
Pasture below Ben. Eolfes, 201i. ; Ten Acres below that, 501i. ; 
Five Acres of salt Marsh joyning to James Brown, 35li. ; 
Fiveteen Acres Meadow & upland by John Knight, 751i. ; 
Thirty two Acres of salt marsh in several pcells, 1921i.; 
Thirty Acres of land at New Town wth House, Barn, orchard 
& 6 Acres Meadow in ye Birchen meadow, 15011.; a parcell 
of land at Wells, 401i. ; 5 acres of land at N. Town, 51i. ; 
11 horses, mares and foales, 26li. ; 100 sheep, 501i.; 10 cowes, 
401i. ; 4 oxen, 2411. ; 3 steeres, 91i. ; 7 2 yr. olds, 141i. ; 3 
yrlings, 4li. ; 4 young calves, 211. ; Swine, 1211. ; 1-4 Bark 
Flower, 371i. ; 2-3 of an Hay boat, 5li. ; Gun, sword and 
amunition, 211.; wearing clothes, 1411.; Bedding, an High & 
low bed wth appurtenances. Table, Joyn stooles, chaires, cup- 
boards, chests in ye Parlor, 2211.; Table Cloth & Napkins, 
311. 10s.; Cushions, Hi. 10s. 6d. ; sheets & pillow beeres, 
611. ; Curtain cloth, 411. 10s. ; yarn & cloth, 811. 2s. ; Iron 
Utensils in ye Kitchin, 5li. ; Brasse, 511. 15s. 6d. ; Pewter, 3li. 
3s. 6d. ; Trayes, earthen ware & other vessells in ye 
Kitchen, 311. ; 4 feather beds with all theyr Appurtenances 
above in ye chamber, 3611.; chest, 10s.; Bed, Sacks, Tubbs etc. 
in another chamber, 511. 10s.; Caske in ye Cellar, 21i. 10s.; a 
dram Cupp & whittle. Hi. 8s.; corn, 1011. lis.; Hemp & 
Flaxe, 36s. 8d. ; sheeps wooll, 40s.; Bacon, Pork and Beefe, 
311. ; sadles & Bridles, 30s. ; clipboard, 2 Tables & a Bed- 
stead, 411. ; 2 Cushions, 6s. ; 5 pr. sheets, 81i. ; 6 pillowbeers, 
20s. ; 5 napkins, 10s. 6d. ; Featherbed & Furniture, 12li.; 
carts, wheeles, Ploughes, chaines, yoakes with all other Tack- 
ling for Oxen & Horses, Axes and other Tooles, 121i. ; a 
Negro Boy, 2511. ; Books, Hi. 10s. ; so much silver due to ye 
estate, 1311.; so much more in other pay, 1911.; more due in 
Com, 311. ; so much in Cattle reed, from Sarah Moodey wch 
is in ye stock, 2111. ; so much in Cattle belonging to JVIary 
Moodey added also to stock, llli. ; total, 183811. 3s. "sd. Some 
desperate debts about 1611. The estate is Dr. to ye 2 children 
last mentioned, 3211.; debts to severall, 4511.; total, 771i.; 
what is due to severall Physitians not yet known. 



THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 9 

Attested June 2-i, 1675 by Mary Moodey, executrix of the 
estate of her late husband, Samuell Moody, 

Essex County Probate Files, Docket 18,621. 

Estate of John Jones. 

John Joanes's will was proved Apr. 21, 1675 and inven- 
tory delivered. Ipswich Quarterly Court Records, vol. 5, page 
264. 

Estate of John Black, Se, 

John Black dying intestate and there being an inventory 
of his estate brought in to court amounting to llli. 10s., ad- 
ministration was granted July 20, 1675, to John, his son, 
who was ordered to pay out of the estate to his three sisters, 
Eliza Kemboll, Pearcis Follett and Lydia Davis, 50s. each. 
Salem Quarterly Court Records vol. 5, leaf 86. 

Copy of the inventory of the estate of John Blacke, sr., 
who died 16:1: 1675 taken 12 : 2 : 1675, by Thomas Lawthropp 
and John Hill, and copy made by Samuell Hardie : his wear- 
ing Clothes, 21i. ; linnen sheets & sliirts, lli. 5s.; small Lin- 
nen, 5s.; bed, bolster & Pillow, 21i. 15s.; bedstead, Chest & 
Chaire, lli. ; one Cow, 41i. ; a Small Gunne, 5s. ; total, llli. 
10s. "There was another Cowe: that was Sold p the now 
Deceased person in the time of his life for two pounds in 
money: the charge of the funeral & other maters amounted 
to more & therefore we thought not meet: to put that into 
the Inventory." Essex County Quarterly Court Files, vol. 23, 
leaf 104. 

Estate of Elias Whittee of Salem, 

Administration on the estate of Elias Whittee, intestate, 
granted July 20, 1675, to Henry Skerry, marshal, and there 
being an imperfect inventory presented, he was ordered to 
perfect it, pay the debts, and make return to the next court. 
.Salem Quarterly Court Records, vol. 5, leaf 86. 

Inventory of the estate of Elias Whity, who was servant 
to Robt. Stone, and was dro\^Tied at Winter Island from a 
boat carrying fish ashore, Edw. Mould and John King being 
chosen by said Stone to appraise his goods : one hatt, 7s. 6d. ; 
one Caster hat, 8s.; 4 yds. Broad Cloth at 5s. 6d. p yd., lli. 
2s.; 12 yds. narrow Cotton at Is. 8d. p yd., 18s.; 4 pr. shoes, 
13s.; 1 Coate & A pr. of Britches, lli. Is.; 1 Coate & pr. of 



10 THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

Britches, 14s.; 2 waistcoats, 9s.; 3 old pr. Drawers, 3s.; a 
prsell of old Cloaths, 8s. ; 2 shirts & 4 neckcloth, 1 pr. Gloves, 
9s.; 1 gunn, 1 Chest & a rayser, lis.; 1 Line & Hooks, 4s.; 
one horse & a sadle, 2li. ; mony Robt. Stone owes him, Hi. 7s. 
5d. ; total, llli. 9s. lid.; Charges for his Burien, 3ii. 4s.; 
washinor & Lodging Last winter and diet for five months, 41i. ; 
for last summer. Hi.; mony Lent him p Wm. Eussell, Hi, 
10s. ; total, 91i. 14s. 

Essex County Quarterly Court Files, vol. 23, leaf 105. 

Estate of Thomas White.* 

Euth White, administratrix of the estate of Thomas White, 
deceased, made oath July 20, 1675, that all the debts were 
paid, and was discharged, Salem Quarterly Court Records, 
vol. 5, leaf 88. 

Account of payments made by Ruth Whitt, administra- 
trix: to Capt. George Corwinn, 71i. 10s. lOd. ; to Capten 
Lothoerup, 41i. 15s. 4d.; Jonathan Wade, 91i. 8s. 11 l-2d. ; 
Mr. John Rucke, 21i. 16s. 6d. ; Mrs. Elizabeth Newman, 41i. 
7s. 4d. ; Mr. Jolm Gidny, sr., 41i. Is. 2d. ; Wiliam Story, 31i. 
6s. 8d.; Decon Goodhew^ 21i. 13s. 4d.; Ezekell Woodward, 71i. 
12s. 8d.; Insigne Gold, 31i. 6s. 8d.; Richard Hutten, 81i.; 
Zebulon Hill, 2li. ; John Denice, 15s. 8d. ; Daniell Kilham, 
lis. 4d. ; Thomas Ives, 4s. lOd. ; Goodman Goldsmith, Hi.; 
Thomas Fisk, Hi. ; Andrew Fetter, 14s. 8d. ; Insigne Corning, 
4s. 8d. ; four s\Wne lost out of ye estatt, 2li. ; one load of hay 
from Chebako, Hi,; An horss Lost out of ye estat prised at 
4li. ; for driving swine to decon goodhns, 4s. ; to Robertt perce 
of Ipsmch, Hi. 14s.; taken by marshal Scery, 10s.; Thomas 
Rix, 4s. 8d.; taken by Jno. West, 191i.; total, 731i. 16s. 7 l-2d, 
Essex County Quarterly Court Files, vol. 23, leaf 114. 

Estate of Thomas Coldam of Lynn, 

"March 14th 1674-1675 This is the Last will, & testament 
of Thomas Couldum of Lynn the Countye of Essex, aged 
about eightye six yeares, being weake of l)odye, but of per- 
fect memorye, & understanding Imp"" : I Comitt my bodye to 
the earth, & my spirrit to him that gave it It : I bequeath to 
my wife Joaiuiah Couldum, all my planting ground in the 
TowTiship of Linn afforesd Containing in estimation about 
twenty foure acres (viz) twelue acres of it, in estimation 
being my house Lott bee it more, or Lesse : & the rest of it, 

*See ante, vol. 2, page 306. 



THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 11 

with mowing ground ajoyning to it, being Called by the name 
of Turkye tl'eild the whole Containing in estimation foareteen 
acres, & an halfe, bee it more, or Lesse & is bounded with the 
Lands of Eichard Moore & Joseph Mansfeild: And alsoe the 
use of all my hoiiseing, and alsoe all my medow ground (viz) 
five acres of salt marsh ground Lyeing in Eumnye marsh, be- 
twixt Edward Bakers marsh, & the marsh of Eichard Haven 
Alsoe two acres of salt marsh in Rumnye marsh Lyeing be- 
twixt the marsh of M"" Whiteing, & the marsh of Andrew 
Mansfeild & two acres of salt marsh Lyeing in the Marsh 
beefore the To\\aie Lyeing by the Marsh of Moses Chadwell 
(viz) dureing her naturall life, not Crossing a Couenant, or 
agreement made betwdxt my selfe, & my grandchild Samuell 
Simonds, touching my Considering, or a Loweing him, for 
his manageing my affaires. 

"I give vnto my wife Joannah the one half of all my Live- 
ing stocke both in Xeat cattle, horse kind, sheep, swine &c. : & 
halfe the increase of them, & halfe the produce of the whole 
Liueing accordmge to the affore hinted Covenant, or agreem* 
with the Afore sd Samuell Simonds, as her owne proper: 
right & interest. It: I give unto my wife Joannah, all my 
moueable estate both within dores, & without dores, to bee at 
her free dispose. It : I give vnto my sonn Clement Couldum 
his heires & assignes for ever one halfe, of all my Lands 
houseing, & medow as his owne proper right, & interest for- 
ever, with all Comon Liberty and previlidges belonging there- 
unto with halfe the orchard 

^'I giue vnto my sonn Clement Couldmn (after my owne, 
& my wifes deseace my bed tliat I Lye uppon, with all the 
Appurtenances belonging there vnto, my gTeat chist alsoe 
witii my Cubberd, Iron pott, & Iron kettle,) notwithstand my 
guift of my moveables vnto my wife which is expressed as 
to her in generall Tearmes as abouesd. It. I hereby Con- 
firme vnto my Grandchild Sam" Simonds to him his heires, 
& assignes forever as his owne proper right & interest. And 
that vppon Consideration of his Agreem* with us to manage 
& Carrye on all o"" buisiuesses according to the sd agi-eem* 
That hee the sd Sam" Simonds shall have & enjoye to him, 
his heires, & assignes for ever one halfe of all my houseing 
Lands medowes & marsh gi'ound & halfe the orchard as aboue 
exp^'st, w*"^ all Comons, Libertyes & p'^vilidges (viz) after my 
owne & wife's desease. It : I make cho3^ce of my Loueing wife 
& my Loueing Brother & Freind M"^ Henrye Ehodes Joynt 
executo'"®. Last I desire mv Loueing Friend x\ndrew Mans- 



12 THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

feild & John Xewhall seui"'' to bee overseers of this my will : 
In wittnesse whereof I have sett my hand, & seale the daye & 
yeare afore written/' 

Thomas (his J mark) Couldum. (seal) 

Witness : Samuell Eodes, Joseph Ehodes. 
Proved in Salem court 21 : 5 : 1675 by Andrew Mansfeild 
and Joseph Eoads. 

Inventory of the estate of Thomas Couldum of Lynn, who 
died Apr, 8, 1675, taken by Francis Burrill and Nathaniell 
Handforth: wearing apparrill, Lyning, woolen, stockins, 
shoos, hats, 51i. 7s. ; Bedding, 61i. 18s. ; Bedding, Hi. 6s. ; 
Bedding given to Clemond Coldum according to will, 5li. 
10s. ; L^Tiing, 61i. 8s. ; Brasse & puter. Hi. ; 2 Iron pots, 1 
Iron Ketle, a ringer, wedges, hake, hookes, tooles, 41i. 8s.; 2 
Cheere Tables, Couberd, formes & Chest, Hi. 15s.; Armes & 
Amunition, Hi. 15s.; 16 sheepe & 7 Lambs, 91i. ; English & 
Indian Corne, 41i. 2s. 6d. ; flax, Hemp, wool & yarne. Hi. 
16s.; Boards & shingles. Hi. 8s.; Uncut cloath. Hi. 4s.; 
monyes, 81i. 6s.; Lumber, wheeles & Barrills, 31i. ; Porke, 
Hi. ; Neate Catle, 361i. 5s. ; Horse kinde, 51i. 10s. ; Swine, 
12s.; Houseing, 271i. 10s.; Upland & medow ground, 17511.; 
carts, plow, Grindlestones & Haye, 31i. 14s. ; A sadle & pillion. 
Hi. 5s.; total, 31311. 19s. 6d. 

Attested 21: 5: 1675 by Joana Coldum, relict and executrix. 

Essex County Quarterly Court Files, vol. 23, leaves 
116, 117. 



Estate of Henry Lea of Manchester. 

"The Last will & testement of Henery Lea of Manchester 
Henery Lea being weak & sick of body but of pfit memory 
doe ordaine this his last will & testement Imprymes I giue 
& bequeth to my well beloveed wife Marey Lea my wholle es- 
tate personalle & reall, my depts being payed y*" estate is lift 
to her w* is remayning except som small Legeacyes y* I giue 
to my chillderen to my son John Lea I giue twenty shillens 
to my other too sonns Samuell & Thomas Lea I giue ten 
shillens apeace to each of them & to my too daughters Hanah 
& Sarah Lea too each of them I giue & bequeth ten shillings 
a peace and for y^ p^'formenc hereof I haue made & doe 
apo3Tit my wife meary Lea afore saide execuetor & my well 
beloued friends Thomas Jones & willam Benet as oner sears 
to assist her in any busnes as she shall desire of them con- 



THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 13 

sirning the said estate wliereimto I here set my hand for y® 
confirming of y® same/^ 

Henry (his J mark) Lea. 

Witness: Samuell Freind, Aron (his f mark) Bennet. 
Manchester the 12 of feherary 1674. 

Proved in Salem court 21 : 5 : 1675 by William Bennet and 
Samuell Freind. 

Inventory of the estate of Henery Lea, taken Mar. 29, 
1675, by John West and Willam Bennet: hows & land with 
priveledges there unto belonging, lOOli. ; Cattell & Swine, 
241i.; Bedding w*^ other howshold Goods, 201i.; total, 14411. 
Debts to be paid, 281i. 

Attested 21 : 5 : 1675 by Mary, relict and executrix. 

Essex County Quarterly Court Files, vol. 23, leaves 
118, 119. 

Estate of Mrs. Margaret Sanden" of Marblehead. 

"The last will & Testament of Margarett Sanden of Mar- 
blehead: made this twentieth day of August Ann Dom 1667: 
I Margeret Sanden, widow & late wife of Arther Sanden, late 
deceased, being Ancient & weake of body & my dayes seem- 
ing to draw neere their end, but through the Lords mercy of 
pfect memory do make this my last will & testament as fol- 
loweth Imp''s I giue unto Samuell & Ephraim Sandin the 
children of John Sanden, my son, late deceased : twenty 
shillings each of them to be paid in 6 months after my de- 
cease It I giue vnto the children of nicholas meret by mary 
my daughter, being in number eight sons & daughter, now 
surviving all the rest of my estat when all debts & other 
charges are paid to be equally devided among those that sur- 
vive of them to the age the sonns at 21 years & daughters at 
18 years or maryed : It I doe appoynt my son nicholas merrett 
& mary his wife my daughter to be sole executors of this my 
last will & testament, and in witnes heare of I haue set to my 
hand & scale the day & yeare first above written.'' 

Margeret (her t mark) Sanden. (seal) 

Witness: Mary (her J mark) Veren, Henry West, Hillyard 
Veren, sen. 

Proved in Salem court 23 : 5 : 1675 by Hilliard Veren, sr. 
and Henry West. 

Inventory of the estate of Margreet Sanding, deceased, 
taken by Cristover Lattemore, William Browne and ISTa- 
thenell Walton: one Feather Bed, 21i. ; 1 Bolster and 2 Pil- 



14 THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

lowes,, 15s.; 2 old Blanketts & 1 old Rugg, 10s.; 1 old Cat- 
taile & old Bedding, 12s. ; 1 old Couerled, 12s. ; 1 old Chair, 
2s.; 1 old bedstead and 1 old Bedd matt, 10s.; 1 pare Cur- 
tans and old Vallins, 12s. ; 1 Looking Glace, Is. 6d. ; 1 old 
Warming Pann, 4s.; 2 Pare Pillowbeers, Gs. ; 3 old pillow- 
beers fitt for nothing but tinder; 6 sheetes, Hi. 16s.; 5 old 
sheetes, 15s. ; 1 Table Cloth, 1 Bolster Cloth, 10s. ; a small 
parsell of table Lining fitt for tinder; 1 old Chest made of 
pine, 5s.; 1 old wainscott Chest, 7s.; 1 frame Table, 12s.; 5 
Joynt stooles. Hi. 7s. 6d. ; 1 Brass Kettle, Hi. 5s.; 1 Iron 
pott, 15s.; 1 old Iron pott and pott Hooks, 8s.; 2 old Iron 
SkilJetts, 5s.; 1 pessell & morter, 5s.; 1 pare of old Scales, 
2s.; 1-2 a dussan of puter Dishes, 16s.; 2 old puter platters & 
2 old plaits, 4s. ; 2 old puter Candle sticks, 3s. ; 2 old Candle- 
sticks, 2s.; 1 quart, 1 wine quart, 1 wine pinte, 1-2 pinte, 1 
nogin, 6s. ; a parcell of old puter, 9s. ; 1 Trambell, 3s. ; 1 old 
friing pann, 1 old pare of Tongs & an old Shouell, 3s. ; total, 
171i. 3s. 

Attested in Salem court 23 : 5 : 1675. 
Essex County Quarterly Court Files, vol. 23, leaves 112, 113. 

Estate of Samuel Cogswell. 

Administration upon the estate of Samuell Cogswell was 
granted, Aug. 26, 1675, to John Coggswell, his brother, who 
was ordered to bring in an inventory to the next Ipswich 
court. Ipsivich Quarterly Court Records, vol. 5, page 271. 

Inventory of the estate of my Brother Samuell Cogswell: 
a Sae Cape, Is. ; a payer of old stockins, 6d. ; a payer old 
Sieves, Is. 6d. ; a peyer old Bridges, Is.; payer old draers, 2s.; 
one old wascoote, 3s. ; payer old Bridges, Is. 3d. ; one old 
Coote, Is. 6d. ; one old Coote, 6s. ; one old kerseye Coote, 2s. 
9d. ; two old haets, 4s. ; one payer Sarch Bridges, 9s. ; one 
Sarch wascoote 9s.; one sae gouwne, 15s.; one karseye Coote, 
Hi. 7s.; one old Coote, 7s.; one Cheast, 5s.; total, 41i. 17s. 
6d. 

Some things praysed by Thomas Varny and William Good- 
huw: a payer old shoes and Incorn, 16d. ; a little pello, 2s.; 
pestolls and Cootlach, Hi. 5s. ; in the hand of Samuell Pyppin 
not pa3'eable in ayght yeares, 71i. 19s. ; total, 14li. 5s. Due by 
bill from Gabriel grub, 25li. 17s.; Bill from Eob. Crosse, 28 
li. IDs.; Bill from Stefen Crosse, 5li. 9s.; total, 74li. Is. His 
Debts : f urnerall Debts, Silver, 41i. ; fish at the lis of Sholles, 
— ; Samuell French, all silver, 21i. ; deakon goodhuw, Hi. 



THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 15 

lOs. ; goodman howard, 15s. ; goodman Crosse, 8s. 6d. ; good- 
man Varny, 9s. ; quartermaster Perkins, 8s. 9d. ; Mr. Baker, 
4s. lid.; goodman Woodward, 5s.; Tanner Clark, 4s. 6d. ; 
Mr. Lord for iVdmynestration and Coppy, 2s. 6d. ; duw to 
Mr. Andrews for Rent, 201i. 18s. 2d.; money Borrowed of 
Mr. Tho. Androws, 5s.; total, 311i. lis. 4d. 

Attested in Ipswich court Sept. 28, 1675 by John Cogs- 
well. 

An addition to the inventory given in by Jolm Cogswell 
to be annexed : 1 ades, 4s. ; 2 weges, 3s. ; on mortising actes, 
is. 6d. ; 3 betell ringes, 2s. ; on short draft chain, 5s. ; as 
aperes by lease, 5s. pur yer; of the rent recovered, Hi. 15s.; 
total, 2li. 10s. 6d. 

Entered 1685. 

Essex County Prolate Files, Docket 5,861. 

The addition to the inventory given in to the Ipswich 
court Mar. 30, 1686 by John Cogswell. Ipswich Deeds, vol. 
4, page 223. 

Estate of Thomas Manning of Ipswich, 

Administration on the estate of Thomas Maning, who was 
slain in the war, granted Sept. 28, 1675, to his brother Dan- 
iell Maning, and an inventory was left in court. Ipswich 
Quarterly Court Records, vol. 5, page 272. 

Inventory* of the estate of Thomas Maning late of Ips- 
wich, taken Sept. 30, 1675 by John Appleton and John 
Whipple: waring clothes Linen and woolin with one hatt, 
31i. 3s. ; two Euges, one blankit. Hi. 4s. ; fether heed with one 
bolster, 51i. 10s.; two old sheets, 6s.; bookes, Hi. 10s.; a box 
with 6 glases, 3s. ; payer of gloves, 2s. [6d. copy] ; two boxes, 
6s.; two chests, one cubburd, Hi. 3s.; pewter, 10s.; brasse. 
Hi. 7s. ; thre smal iron potes with pothooks, 17s. ; two chayer, 
one foorme, 7s.; two barels, two tubes, 4s.; two powdering 
tubes, one paile, 5s. ; one bedsted, 5s. ; one Keeler, a meall 
troofe, 4s. 6d. ; Carpender tooles, 41i. 3s. ; a xcut sawe and 
one axe. Hi. 17s.; a twibill, 8s.; firepane, tongs, tramell, grig- 
gon, a sive, 8s.; fethers^ 2s., a sithe with snath, [7s. copyl ; 
two fowling peces, 41i. ; horse saddle, [31i. copy] ; sevrall 
small things, [5s. copy] ; 65 acres of Land at Topsfeild, [30]i. 
copy]; abought nine acers of march in welles, 361i. ; 150 

accers of Land in welles as apers by severall deeds, lOli. ; 

total, 10711. [14s. copy]. 

*Copy, Ipswich Deeds, vol. 4, page 15. 



16 THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

Attested in Ipswich court Sept. 28, 1675 by Daniell Man- 
ing. Essex County Probate Files, Docket 17,573. 

Estate of Eichard Kimball, Sr. of Ipswich. 

"The Last Will & Testament of Richard Kimhell S^ of Ips- 
wich in Essex in New England who, Allthough weake in body- 
yet of perfect Memmory Doe dispose of my Lands & Estate 
in maner & forme as ffolloweth — Ips. To my Loveinge wife, 
My will is, that shee shall dwell in my House, and haue the 
Improuement of my ground & medow belonging thertoo, with 
the use & increase of my whole stock of Cattell, one whole 
yeare affter my discease, and then at that yeares end, the 
ifforty pound due to her According to Contract at marriage to 
bee paid her, and that houshould stuff shee brought with 
her. And to haue Libertie to Live in the parlor end of the 
house, the rome wee now, Lodg in; & Libertie for her Nec- 
esarie use, of som part of the seller, allsoe the Libertie of one 
Cow, in the pasture the Executors to provide winter meate 
for the same. And to haue a Quarter part of the fruit of the 
orchard ||and firewood, || as Long as shee Lives ther, and iff 
shee desire to Eemoue to her owne house, then to be sett in itt, 
with what shee haue, by my Executors And to be alow,d forty 
shilings yearly as Long as she Lives, And to my Eldest son 
Henery, my will is, To give him, three score & Ten pounds. To 
bee paide Twentj'' pound, a year & half after my Discease, and 
the Eemaining parts, in the Two following years, after that. 
To my son Eichard I give fforty pound To my son John I 
give Twenty pounds To my son Thomas I give Twenty five 
pounds to bee paid two years and a half after my discease. and 
to his children, I give seven pound to be devided Equaly 
among them, & paid as they come of age, or at day of mar- 
riage, provided if any die Before then, that share to be dis- 
tributed Equaly amongst the rest. And to my son Bengamin, 
Besids the Two Oxon allredy Eeceived I give the sume of 
Twenty five pounds, Ten pound To be paid a year & halfe 
after my discease, the rest in the two years ffolowing. Allsoe 
to his children I give six pound Equally to be devided and 
paide as they come of age, or at day of mariage, in case any 
die before, that part to be Equally devided to the rest. 

"And to my son Caleb, I give that peece of Land known by 
the name of Tings Lot, and all my Land at wattels-Neck, with 
my marsh at the hundreds, knowne by the name of Wiats 



THE PKOBATE BECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 17 

marsh, and all my working Tooles except Two Axes, all to 
be delivered present after my discease. Allsoe I give fourtene 
pound to his seven children Equally to be devided, To be paid 
as they Come of Age, or at day of mariage, and if any die 
before, that part, to be Equaly devided amongst the rest. To 
my son in Law, John Severnes, I give Ten pound. To be paid 
Two year and a halfe affter my discease. And to my Daugh- 
ter Elizabeth I give Thirty pound Ten pound to be paid a 
year & half affter my discease and the other Two parts the Two 
following years after that. To my Daughter Mary, I give Ten 
pounds five pound to be paid a yeare & halfe After my 
discease the other five pound the yere after that. To my 
Daughter, Sarah, I give fforty pound, five pound to be paid 
the year and half after my discease and the rest, five pound a 
year Till itt be all paid. Allso to her children, I give Seven 
pound Ten shilings. To be paid To them as they Come of 
Age, or at day of mariage, iff any die before, that part to be 
Equally devided to the rest: And to my daughter Sarah, 
abouesd, I allsoe give the bed I Lie, on, with the ffurniture, 
after one years use, off itt by my wife To my wives Children, 
viz, Thomas, jeramiah, & Mary, To Thomas, and mary I giue 
fforty shilings apeece to, be paid a year & halfe affter my 
Discease, & to Jeramiah I give ffifteene pound, to be paid at 
the age off one & Twenty I give alsoe Eight pound to the 
Two Eldest Daughters of Gilles Senrs [G-yles Cowes: copy* 
that hee had by his first wife,] to be paid and Equaly devided 
to them at the age of sixteene, if Either of them die before, 
Then the whole, to be given to that that Eemaines I allsoe 
give fouer pound to my Cozen Haniell Bossworth And doe 
Ordaine & Appoynt my Two Sonns ab,sd Eichard, And John 
Kimbell, to bee my Lawfull & sole Executors, And my Cozen 
haniell Bossworth aboue,sd to be my overseeer that this my 
Last Will & Testement bee duely and Truely Performed: 
And thus I Conclude w,*h setting Too my hand and seale, 
This fift of March 1674/5." 

Eichard (his p mark) Kimbell S*^"". 

(seal) 

Witness: Moses Pengry, Sen"*., Aaron Pengry, S^"". 

Proved in Ipswich court Sept. 28, 1675 by Decon Pengry 
and Aaron Pengry. 

Inventory* of the estate of Eichard Kemball, Sener, de- 
ceased June 22, 1675, taken July 12, 1675 by John Brewer, 
Sr. ; and Simon Stace : The dwelling house & barne with the 

*Copy, Ipswich Deeds, vol. 4, page 12. 



18 THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

orchyard, homestead & pasture fenced in containing 
twenty five akers, 2001i. ; fourteene akers of land lyins in 
the comon field betweene Edward chapmans and mark Quil- 
ters land, 701i. ; one six aker lot caled tings lot, 301i.; ten 
akers of land lying by yt caled Bradstrets farme, 251i. ; four- 
teene akers of land lying in yt caled Wattells neck, 401i. ; 
Twenty akers of hundred marsh cald Wiats marsh, 501i. ; 
Twenty akers of marsh caled the point, 12011.; Sheepe & 
lambs, 91i. ; too old oxen, llli. 10s.; foure oxen, 201i. ; Six 
cowes & one bull, 231i. 10s.; too heifers too yere & vantage 
old, 41i. 10s. ; four yerelings & vantage, Gli. ; Three calves. 
Hi. 16s.; two horses, one mare, one yereling colt, Gli. 15s.; 
Eight akers of upland by ye marsh cald ye point, 221i. ; Six 
hoggs & five shoats, 61i. 10s.; His wearing apparell, lOli. 9s.; 
one Duzen of Napkins, Hi. 4s. ; four pillow cases, 10s. ; three 
table cloaths, 15s.; Three towells, 3s.; Seven sheets, 21i. 2s.; 
one paire of Blanketts, 12s. ; two cushins, 2s. ; The bed in ye 
parler, one bolster, too pillows, one blew Eugg, one Blankett 
with ye curtains & valants & matt, 6li. ; another bed & Rugg, 
one blanket & too pillows, 41i. 10s.; Three Blanketts & too 
Ruggs, 31i. 10s.; one Blankett, 8s.; bookes, 12s.; money, 17s.; 
one Bedstead, too chests, too Boxes, one cubbard, 31i.; Three 
Brasse Kettells & one scillit, 41i. ; one Brasse pot. Hi. ; one 
warmeing pan & three Brasse pans, 18s. ; one iron Kettle, one 
slice, a paire of tramells, a spit. Hi. ; fire shovell, pot hooks, 
tongs, 8s. ; pewter & a lanthorne, Hi. 4s. ; one frying pan, 
mustard Quarnes, one iron foot, 9s. 6d. ; two chaynes & a span 
shackell, 12s. ; Three yoaks, too plowes & tacklings. Hi. 6s. ; 
cart ropes, 8s. In the celler & leanto in tubs, buter & meat & 
other things, 31i. 3s. ; cubbard, meale trough, litle table, three 
chaires, 14s. ; one great chaire, pailes & trayes, 5s. ; too Bed- 
steads with Bed cords, Hi. 4s. ; one saddle & Bridle, [5s, 
copy] ; one musquet & one barrill of a gun. Hi. 5s.; too siths 
& tacklings to them, 5s.; one fann, [9s. copy] ; sheeps wooll, 
Hi. 10s. ; Indian Corne, 18s.; three sacks & too wheelles, 13s.; 
one cheese press, grindstone & winch, 12s. ; one pair of New 
wheeles, Hi. 10s. ; for f eloes & spoaks, Gli. ; four pair of Beetle 
Rings, 7s.; five axes & one adds. Hi. 2s.; Three Beers, 12s.; 
Three sawes. Hi.; too shaves & seven augors, 17s.; one square, 
too chizzells, one gouge, 4s. 6d. ; one sledge, one fro, one pair 
of gromes, 8s. ; paire of compases, one file & spiling chizell, 
2s. ; one Dung forke, spade, four wedges. Hi. ; cart & wheeles. 
Hi. 18s. ; one Tumbrell & slidd. Hi. 2s. ; Timber in ye woods, 
Hi.; due by Booke, 151i. lis.; total, 73711. 3s. 6d. Owing in 



THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 19 

debts in small parcells. 36li. ; to Tho. Dow, 81i. 10s.; Aaron 
Pengry, Hi. 10s.; more, Hi, 12s.; total, 471i. 12s. 

Attested in Ipswich court Sept. 28, 1675 by John Kimbell. 
Essex County Probate Files, Docket 15,723. 

Estate of Hugh Atkinson. 

Hugh Atkinson, sometime of Kendall in England, dying 
intestate at sea, court Sept. 28, 1675, granted administration 
of his estate to Mr. Joseph HiUs of Newbury, who was or- 
dered to bring in an inventory to the next Ipswich court. 

Ipswich Quarterly Court Records, vol. 5, page 272. 

Estate of Samuel Stevens of Newbury. 

Administration on the estate of Samuell Steevens of New- 
bury, who was slain in the war, granted Sept. 28, 1675, to 
Wm. Titcombe, and an inventory was presented, which was 
dered to bring in an inventory to the next Ipswich court. 

Ipswich Quarterly Court Records, vol. 5, page 272. 

Administration upon the estate of Samuell Steevens, who 
was slain in the wars, was granted 22 : 10 : 1675, to Rebecka, 
relict of deceased, who brought in an inventory. She was to 
have the estate for her own use, but was to pay to Sara, the 
daughter of deceased, lOli. at eighteen years of age or mar- 
riage with the mother's consent. 

Inventory of the estate of Samnell Stevens, taken Nov. 30, 
1675, by Henry West and Nathaniel Putnam : one tenn acker 
lott in the northfeild, 25li. ; one tabel & Joyn stooll, 16s. ; tow 
Bedsteds, Hi. 10s.; one feather Bed & Curtaines, 2 pillows & 
bolster, 1 Rugg & 2 blankets, one coverlid, 1 paire of sheets, 
61i, 10s.; Tow pare sheets, table linin, 6 pillow bers, 2li. 17s.; 
■outter, tinn, smothing iron, earthen war, wood ware. Hi. 10s.; 
wareing aparell, 71i. ; Carsei and sargge, Hi. 12s.; Warming 
pann, Brasse, Hi. 12s.; iron ware with potts, hakes, firepann, 
tongues. Hi. 12s.; Boxes and Cheests and Chares, Hi. 13s.; 1 
hameker and Bookes, Hi. 3s. ; Barrels, tubes with other lum- 
ber, 12s.; spade, spitt, hamer, 2 pare sheers, press iron, 16s.; 
one Cow, 31i. ; his Wages, 21i, ; one axe, one Eeapper, 13s.; 
one Creadell, Hi.; one pillion, 2 glasse bottles, 12s. 6d. ; 3 
yards of linn. Cloth with staffe, 12s.; total, 621i. 2s. Estate 
Dr. about llli. 

Essex County Quarterly Court Files, vol. 24, leaf 77. 



20 THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

Wm. Titcomb having formerly been appointed administra- 
tor of the estate of Samuell Stevens and an inventory now 
being brought in amounting to 381i. Gs. 4d. clear estate, said 
Titcomb was allowed lOli, and court Mar. 28, 1676, ordered 
the rest of the estate to John Steevens, his brother. 

Ipswich Quarterly Court Records, vol. 5, page 278. 

Estate of Thomas Millet of (Gloucester?). 

Administration on the estate of Thomas Millet, intestate, 
granted Sept. 28, 1675, to ]\Iary Millet, the relict. 

Ipswich Quarterly Court Records, vol. 5, page 274. 

Estate of John Godfry. 

Administration upon the estate of John Godfry granted 
Sept. 28, 1675, to Benjamin Tompson. Ipswich 

Ipswich Quarterly Court Records, vol. 5, page 272. 

Peter (his P mark) Godfary, aged about forty years, de- 
posed, Sept. 12, 1675, that John Godferry being at deponent's 
house about a month before he died, "I Asked the said God- 
fary when hee would Com and order mattrs conserning his 
bills or bonds hee tould mee vary speedelly : said I to him you 
may dy and leave youar things to you know not hoo : to which 
John Godfary Answered as for Jams Jakman hee shall have 
his bond or bill upe of the wheat and Indian corn for I have 
Eesaued full sattisfaction from him the said Jakman and 
am greatly Ingeaged to him therfor no person shall molest or 
trubll him the said Jakman or his wief or childam after him." 

Mary (her J mark) Godfary, aged about thirty-nine years, 

deposed the same. Sworn, Sept. 9, 1675, before Samuell Sy- 

monds, Dept. Gov., and copy made by Eobert Lord, cleric. 

Essex County Quarterly Court Files, vol. 24, leaf 87. 

Estate of John Frink of Ipswich. 

"In the Name of God Amen. I John ffrink of Ipswich in 
America by the prouidence of God being called to make a 
voyage into Europe, not knowing how it may please God to 
deale ^ith mee before I returne. Doe dispose of that small es- 
tate God hath lent mee as followeth, first as touching my 
loueing wife with whom I Coupled myself in the feare of god 
liueing with her in the blessed estate of honorable wedlock, 
by whom also by the blesing of god I haue now twoe sonnes 
viz. John, & George, & albeit I doubt not but y* God after my 



THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 21 

departure acording to his pmise wilbe unto her a husband, 
yea & a father, a patron & defender & will not suffer her to 
lack if she trust feare & serue him dilligently, calling upon 
his holy name, yet, forasmuch as God hath blessed mee with 
sum worldly substance, I therefore giue unto her & bequeath 
for terme of her naturall life if she remaine, so long iimnar- 
ried, the use & benifit of all my whole estate, where ever it bee 
eyther in old England or New, be it lands monyes or other 
goods, rents or dues, debts or demands that are or may be due 
or belonging unto mee at or after my decease, what other land 
or estate I leaue beside what falls to my heire by heritage or 
intaile. I bequeath to my wife one third p* of the same & to 
my sone George one third p*. & to my sone John one third pt. 
my debts being all paid by my executrix Mary my wife whom 
I make my sole executrix of this my last will & testament, & 
Decon Goodhew of Ipswich my Supvisor to Counsell my wife 
& puide for her & my Children while I am wanting & my 
will is that hee shall pay himself out of my estate what is due 
to him, for what he doth lay out or expend in my Absence 
for my wife & Children: In witness wherof I haue hereunto 
set my name & Scale Decembe"" 26. in the yere of grace 1674." 

John ffrinke (seal) 

Witness: Thomas Sparke, Maxy (her J mark) Wilson. 

Proved Sept. 29, 1675 by Deacon Wm. Goodhue and Mary 
Willson before Samuell Symonds, dep. Gov. and Maj. Gen. 
Denison. 

Essex County Probate Files, Docket 10,231. 

Estate of Abel Oseph. 

At Boston, 6:9: 1675, administration upon the estate of 
Abell Oseph, ship carpenter, who was slain in the wars with 
Capt. Lothrop, was gi-anted to Mr. Edmon Batter, on behalf 
of and for the use of Jon. Oseph, his brother, living in Bos- 
tone with widow Johnson, and Hilliard Veren, clerk of tlie 
court, was to present this to the court at Salem for confirma- 
tion, which was done. 

Salem Quarterly Court Records, vol. 5, leaf 91. 

Administration confirmed 21 :10 :1675, by Samuel Sy- 
monds, Dept. Gov., and Daniel Denison. 

Essex County Quarterly Court Files, vol. 24, leaf 50. 

Mr. Edmund Batter, administrator of the estate of Abell 
Oseer, was ordered 28 : 4 : 1676 to pay the remainder of the es- 
tate after the bills were paid to the brother of the deceased. 



22 THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

John Oseef (also, Osuf), who acknowledged satisfaction. 
Salem Quarterly Court Records, vol. 5, leaf 96. 

Inventory of the estate of Ahell Osier, who was slain in the 
fight with the Indians, taken by Simon Home and William 
Eopes : serdge suet & fustian drawers, 2li. ; shirt & other linen, 
7s.; 2 p gloves, 2s., & old stocking, 12d., 3s.; 1 Bible, 2s.; 
knife & Inckhorne, 6d. ; 20 bisket, 16d. ; Chest, 4s.; carpen- 
ters Tools, 4s.; total, 3li. Is. lOd. To worke done for the new 
meeting house for Mr. Nicolet, 5li. Is. 6d. Debts, to Mr. Phill. 
Cromwell, 4li. 6s. 6d. ; Eats pd. to Constable Marsten, Hi. 3s. ; 
Symon Home, Hi. 10s.; to Jno. Norman, 2s.; total, 61i. Is. 
6d. 

Attested 28:4: 1676 by Mr. Edmond Batter, the adminis- 
trator. 

Essex County Quarterly Court Files, vol. 25, leaf 56. 

Estate of John Littlehale. 

Administration upon the estate of John Littlehale, who was 
slain in the war, was granted, on Nov. 25, 1675, to Edmond 
Bridges and Mary his wife, late wife of Eichard Littlehale 
and mother of said John, who were ordered to bring in an in- 
ventory to the next Ipswich court. 

Ipswich Quarterly Court Records, vol. 5, page 275. 

Inventory of the estate of John Littleale being slaine with 
Capt. Laithrop : in cloathes, 4li. ; one hatt, 10s. ; shirtes and 
sleeves and neckcloathes. Hi. 10s. ; one payre of Breeches, 
10s. ; peuter & tin ware, 13s. ; one musket, 12s. ; a loome and 
gares to it, 51i. 10s. ; his wages for his service. Hi. 17s. 8d, ; a 
debt we find in a paper, 21i. 9s. ; one sheepe, 8s. ; Three sheep 
lett unto Tho. Kimbell for three yers to the half, 13s.; total, 
181i. 18s. 4d. 

Delivered in Ipswich court Mar. 28, 1676 by Edmond 
Bridges and his wife. 

Essex County Probate Files, Docl-et 16,888. 

Estate of John Tkebie. 

Administration on the estate of John Trebe, was granted 
30 : 9 : 1675 to Mary Trebe, the widow. She brought in an in- 
ventory and the two daughters, Elizabeth and Sara, were or- 
dered to have 4li. each at age or marriage, and the house and 
land to stand bound for the payment. 

Salem Quarterly Court Records, vol. 5, leaf 90. 



THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COCTNTY. 23 

Inventory of the estate of John Trehie, deceased, taken 
Nov. 34, 1675, by John Peach, sr. and James Dennes: house 
and ground, 401i, ; 4 Swine, Hi. 10s.; calfe, 12s.; fether bed, 
one Bolster, 2 pillowes, 3li. ; pare of Blankets, 16s.; one Rugg, 
10s. ; 2 Curtains, 6s. ; Cabbin Bed and Blankets, los. ; 2 
Chears, 5s. ; spining wheel, 3s. 6d. ; 3 Barrills, 4s. ; a Coate, 
wastcoat. Breeches & Drawers, Hi, 5s. ; a sea Coate & 
Breeches, 7s. ; 4 pare sheets & an odd one, 4li. 14s. ; 5 pare pil- 
low beres, 21i. 5s.; 6 Napkins & a Table Cloth, 18s.; 3 old 
Shurts & 3 old pare Drawers, Hi. ; a Chest, 3s. 6d. ; a Leverre 
Coubert, Hi. 15s.; Trundle Bedstead, 6s.; Table and 2 Joynt 
stooles, 12s. ; 4 Cheares, 6s. ; Chest & 2 Boxes, 10s. ; 2 Coubert 
Cushings, 5s. ; Little small table, 3s. ; new Caster hatt, 13s. ; 
2 Coats, a pare Breeches & wastcoate, 21i. 10s,; pare shoose, 
3s, 6d, ; 5 pare stockins, 10s., 2 pare Gloves, 3s. 6d. ; a Casse 
and 5 Botles, 2s. 6d. ; Cradle, 5s. ; pare small Iron Doggs, 6s. ; 
a Cruck, fire shovell & Tongs, 6s.; spitt & Gridiron, 4s. 6d. ; 
pare Bellows, Is.; 2 Iron pots & pott hooks, 15s.; Iron kettle, 
8s. ; 2 Brace Kettels & a Brace skellit. Hi. 10s. ; percell 
yerthen ware, 8s. ; 6 peuter Dishes & a sauser, Hi. ; 2 pewter 
pots, a Bowl & a puter Botle, 6s. ; 8 peuter porringers and a 
little skillet, 10s.; 6 spoones & a Latten Dripen pann, 2s, 6d. ; 
an hour Glase & Looking Glace, 2s. 6d. ; Smoothing Iron, Is. 
6d. ; 4 Tubs & a Bucket, 4s.; one Gun, Hi.; sword, Belt & 
Bandilears, 12s.; total, 74li. lis. 6d. 

The debts: to Mr. Ambrose Galle, 21i. 18s.; John Furbush, 
16s.; Thomas Pitman, sr., 6s.; Mr. Moses Maverick, 5s. 9d. ; 
Samuell Clark, Is. 6d. ; Edward Humphreys, Is. 6d. ; Eobert 
Eowles, 17s.; Thomas Dixcy, 14s.; Mr. Ed. Batter, Hi. 2s. 
7d. ; Mr. John Gidney, Hi. 7s. 5d. ; Edw. Holman, 10s. ; Mr. 
Christopher Lattemore, 15s. lOd. ; James Dennis, 2s,; Mr. 
Wm. Browne, sr., 251i. 17s. 4d. ; total, 351i. 14s. lid. 

Attested in court 30:9:1675 by Mary, relict of the de- 
ceased and administratrix. 

Essex County Quarterly Court Files, vol. 24, leaf 46. 

Estate op George Cole, 

"I Jeorg Cooll being very aprehencsiue of my present deso- 
lution doe committ my body to the earth and my soull to god 
that gaue it i now being in my right mind and of sound un- 
derstanding and judgment doe thus dispose of that Estatt 
that god hath giuen me i giue to Mary Davis home i used to 
call mother: forty shillings, item: i giue to my master John 
Dauis all my timber : it : i giue the rest of my estatt to my 



24 THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

sister mary tuck and my other sister Elezibeth Cooll to be 
equally deuided between them: i doe allsoe will and intreat 
my Loueing freind danell Johnson and my Master John Dauis 
to tak Care to se my just debpts that i owe be paid out of my 
estatt as alsoe to gather in thos debpts that are dew to me and 
to tak what Caare thay Cane that my will may be performed 
for which i doe alsoe will and desire that thay haue resonable 
sattisfaction for thar Care and paines heriu out of my estatt 
this Eaight of nouember one thoussand six hundred seuenty 
fine as ^nttnes my hand." 

Georg (his G mark) Coolie. 

"Witness : Thomas Ferman, Samuell Foster. 

Acknowledged N'ov. 12, 1675, before Samuell Appleton, 
Com. in Chief. 

Proved 30:9:1675 and Daniell Johnson and John Davis 
were appointed administrators. 

Inventory of the estate of Georg Coall, taken by Samuell 
Hartt and Eleazer Linse: 3 saues, 8s.; 2 goynters & fore- 
plaine, 6s. ; 3 smothing plains & a draing knife, 3s. 6d. ;2 plans 
& 2 revolving plains, 10s. ; 4 round plains, 5s. ; 3 rabet plains, 
4s. ; 3 holou plains, 3s. 6d. ; 9 Cresing plains, 10s. 6d. ; 6 torn- 
ing tools, 9s. ; 3 plaine irons & 3 bits, Is. 6d. ; 1 brase stok, 2 
squares &■ gorges. Is. 6d. ; 1 brod ax & 1 fro, 2s. ; holfast, Is. 
6d. ; hamer, Is. 6d. ; 6 gouges, 2s. ; 9 Chisels, 5s. ; 2 ogers & 1 
draing knife, 3s. ; 1 bench hooks, 2 yoyet irons. Is. ; a glue- 
pot, Is. 6d. ; 1 bible, 3s.; 5 yards & a halfe of cloth, Hi. 13s,; 
clothing, 21i. 5s. ; for what work he has done in his shop, Hi. 
10s.; 1 cow, 31i.; 1 horse, 21i. 15s.; 2 calfe, 10s.; 
total, 15li. 16s. 

Attested 30: 9: 1675 by John Davis. 

Essex County Quarterly Court Files vol. 24, leaves 73, 74. 

More in money, Hi. 16s., brought to be entered 23: 11m: 
1681. 

Essex County Prohate Records, vol. 301, page 71. 

Estate of Petek Baeeon of Maeblehead. 
"Be it knowne vnto all men by these p''sents y* I Peter 
Barroon off Marblehead New England ffisherman being now 
prest and Commanded away to Goe a Gainst the Indians not 
knowing where it may please y^ Lord to spare my Life to Come 
a Gain : Therefore I haue a Desire and Doe by these p'^sence 
ffreely Giue unto my Master Elias Hendly all whateuer I 
haue either money Goods o"^ any other thing or things to his 
own proper use and Behoofe to doe and use at his own will 
and pleasure and further Doe Impower y^ sd Elias hendly to 



THE PKOBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 25 

be my true and Lawful Attourney for me and in my name to 
Eequir Recouer and Eeceiue all Debts. Dues Demands in 
money, o"" moneys Goods or other things whatsoever that is of 
property and of due belonging to me from any person or per- 
sons what ever : and upon any y*^ Eefusers of payment thereof 
it shall & may be lawful for my sd Atourney to sue them 
Rest Implead Condemn Imprisson & upon payment of any 
such money o"* Goods for my Atourney to Giue aquitance o"^ 
Discharges for y® same & in all to be as Good as if I were 
personally p''sent at ye Doeing y® same in witness Thereof I 
haue set my hand this 28*'': August 1675." 

Fetter (his mark) Barroone. 

Witness : Edw. Humphreys, John Merrett. 

Proved 15: 10: 1675 by the witnesses. 

Essex County Quarterly Court Files, vol. 24, leaf 78. 

Inventory of the estate of Peter Barron, taken Nov. 26, 
1675, by Nathanel Walton and James Dennes: one wascotte, 
pare of breshes & Jakett of stufe, 21i. ; a pare of ould stufe 
briches & 2 pare of wolling drayers, 7s. 6d. ; ould carsy cotte 
& breshes & one wascot of penestone, 16s.; one hatte & cape, 
4s.; 2 fishing Limies, 4s.; one pare of stockins & gloves, 3s.; 
two long neckcloth & hancershers, 9s. 6d. ; one winter shirt & 
drayer, 14s. ; 2 cors shirts & one ould pare Drayers, 10s. ; one 
green ruge & one blankett. Hi. 8s. ; one cheast, 5s. ; mony sell- 
ver, 31i. 7s.; total, lOli. 8s. Debts due: to vini vinson, 17s.; 
to Mr. William Browne, sr., Hi. 16s.; to Cristopher Latte- 
more. Hi. 12s. ; to John Furbush, 15s. ; total, 5li. 

Essex County Quarterly Court Files, vol. 25, leaf 92. 

Elyas Henly was appointed 27:4:1676 administrator of 
the estate of Peter Baroone, who was slain in the war against 
the Indians, and was ordered to fulfill the mind and will of 
deceased as ex])ressed in that writing given in and proved as 
his act and deed. 

Salem Quarterly Court Records, vol. 5, leaf 94. 

Estate of Capt. Thomas Lothrop of Beverly. 

Capt. Thomas Lothrop being slain in the war against the In- 
dians and dying intestate, or not having left a formal will, 
Bethiah, his wife, was appointed 21:10:1675, administratrix 
of his estate and she brought in an inventory. There being 
some evidence of what the said Thomas Lothrop expressed 
concerning his mind and will in his lifetime, the administra- 
trix was ordered to fulfill it accordingly. 

Salem Quarterly Court Records, vol. 5, leaf 91. 



26 THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

Inventory of the estate of Capt. Tho. Lathrop of Beverlye, 
who died in the wars betwixt the English and the heathen, 
taken Nov. 11, 1675, by Paul Thorndike and John Hill: his 
wearing Apparrill, yt of it which was most Considerable hee 
had along with him into the service, & that which remained 
at whom, -lli. 17s. Od. ; 1 f ether Bed, 1 Boulster, 2 pillows, 5li. 
10s. ; 1 flock Bed & pillow, Hi. lOs. ; 1 Kng, 1 Covering, 1 sett 
of Curtins & vallans, 1 Bedstead & matt, 61i. 15s.; 2 fether 
Beds, 3 Boulsters, 81i. ; 1 Eug, 1 Covering, 2 pillows, 21i. ; 1 
Cabbin Bedstead, 1 Curtin, 1 Curtin rod, 1 Trucle bedstead, 
18s. ; 1 Flock bed, 1 Boulster, 1 Truckle bedstead, 1 Covering, 
1 Blankit, Hi. 10s. ; 1 fether bed, 1 Boulster, 5 pillows, 1 Rug, 
1 Blanket, 91i. 5s. ; 1 Bedstead, 1 set of Curtains, Curtin rods 
& mat, 31i, 4s. ; 9 pare of sheets, 1 single sheet, 4 pillow beers, 
9li. 13s. ; Table Lyning, with some other Lining, Hi. 14s. 6d. ; 
Puter, 3 silver Cups, 1 silver spoone, 4li. ; Monyes, Hi. 10s. ; 
Brass, 61i. 8s. ; 2 Carts, 1 pare of wheels, 1 plow, 1 pare of fet- 
ters with appurtenances, 4li. ; 2 oxes, 1 Ads. 1 pare of And- 
irons, some tools & Lumber, lli. 15s. 6d. ; iron potts & ketles, 
pot hookes, fire shovell & tounges, hakes, Trevit, 1 iron morter 
& pestle & Tinn ware, 4li. 3s. ; Trunkes, chests. Tables, 
cheers, stooles & formes, lli. 10s.; 1 Lookeing glass, Barrills 
& Lumber, 17s. 6d. ; 1 Brass ketle, 2 Fryeing panns, 7s. ; 
Bookes, 21i. 8s. 6d. ; 40 Bushels of Barlie, 12 Bushell of Eve, 
lOli. 8s. ; 7 Bushels of Gates, 50 Bushels of Indian Corne, 8li. 
6s. ; 6 swine, 71i. ; sheepe, 3li. 10s. ; neat Catle, 27li. 10s. ; the 
house Lott in estimation, being ten acres with the houses & 
orchard uppon it, 13011.; 23 acres in estimation Lyeing in the 
plaine, joyning or neare adjoining to the house Lott, 10311. 
10s.; 20 Acres of Land Lyeing at an hill called snake hill, 
301i. ; 6 acres of medow Lyeing by Samll. Cornish his farme, 
271i. ; 1 acre & halfe of salt marsh neare Eichard Leeches on 
Eoyall syde, lOli. 10s.; Haye, 71i. 10s.; 1 pare of scales & 1 
Handvise, 4s. 6d. ; A farme which was Major Hathornes land 
& medow, 98 acres, 981i. ; A Farme which was Capt. Davin- 
ports land & medow, 74 acres, 7911.; Fifteene acres of Land 
Lying by CrumweUs medow, 15li. ; sixtye acres of Land, 
6011. ; In Horse kinde, 201i. ; In cash Received uppon the ac- 
count of my housbands wages, 91i. 13s.; total, 73411. 4s. 
Debts due to the estate, 411. 14s. Debts due from the estate, 
501i. 3s. 3d. 

Petition of Ezekiel Cheever, schoolmaster, to the court: 
"Wliereas Capt. Thomas Lowthrop, who lately lost his life in 
y^ service & cause of God & liis coimtrey, being his wives' own. 



THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 27 

dear, naturall brother, dying intestate, & without issue, he 
humbly conceives himself on y® behalf of his wife to be y^ 
true, naturall, proper heir of his estate left, & therefore his 
duty to make his humble address to this Honoured Court, 
that he may declare & legally plead y** same. To which end 
II he came || & attended y** court neer a weeks space, But y'^ 
Court by publick ocasions of y^ Countrey being necessarily 
adjourned, he was forced to return home, & resolved (God 
willing) to attend y® Court, y^ time appointed. But by y*^ 
providence of God, y® season being extraordinarily stormy, & 
himself under bodily infirmity, he could not possibly come 
without apparent hazard of life, limb or health. Yet had 
cautiously left order, & instructions for his sou to appear for 
him in such an exigence which accordingly he did, though not 
in season, being by the same providence also hindered. So 
that the Honoured Court (no heir appearing) granted Ad- 
ministration to his sister Lo^vthrop, according to what then 
appeared. But seing y^ estate was not then setled, nor y^ case 
fully issued, many things alledged being dark & dubious & 
nothing proved, & he hath much to say, to invaledate y* very 
WTiting given in, & y*^ seeming force of it. He humbly re- 
quests this Honoured Court, that being a party so neerly con- 
cerned, and interested, he may have y*^ liberty of making & 
pleading his claime, & title according to law. And for y® 
better securmg of what shall be judged to be his right, he may 
he joyned together with his sister Lathrop in administration 
of ye said estate." 

Bethiah Lowthropp's statement : "My deare husband 
neuer spake word to me concerning the gluing of any of his 
Land Lying in the woods to his sister Cheeuers her children. 
But only that Lying in the woods about Snake hill. But se- 
riously considering my deare husbands expressions I doe con- 
clude he gaue the ]daine & the pasture by it together with the 
Land at Snake hill to his sister cheeuer. for thus my dear 
husband was pleased to expresse himselfe to me as we Kode 
together to weidiam the last spring in the week before the 
court of election. Speaking to mee concerning the disposeall 
of his land as he had formerly done, he said the house Lot I 
giue to the towne for the use of the ministrey not to any par- 
ticular person. But to the town for the use of the ministry 
hoping it will be an acceptable seruice to god. Aiid as we 
were Eiding ouer part of his Land belonging to Snake hill he 
said this Land here I intend for my sisters children except 
god take my Brother cheeuer away before my sister, then it 



28 THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

shall be for her use as long as she liueth, & afterward for her 
children, whereupon I doe conclude he gave the other land 
mentioned which lyeth but a little way from it to his sister, 
else that at Snaak hill would not be so usefull for my sister if 
god should be pleased to take my Brother away before her, & 
so I haue faithfully declared what I apprehend was my hus- 
bands will & pleasure concerning this matter which he said 
he did intend to put in writting. But the prouidence of god 
was pleased to preuent it in calling him forth upon public 
seruice." 

Bethiah Lowthropp's statement: "Whereas it is expressed 
By m}'' Honoured Brother M"" Ezekiel Cheeuer that my deare 
husband did not willingly take Sarah gott into his house but 
was perswaded & preuailed with by others to doe it, Humbly 
Eequesting leaue, I shall humbly present the Honoured Court 
with the whole truth concerning this matter. "Wlien the childs 
mother was dead my husband beeing with mee at my cousins 
buriall & seeing our friends in so sad a condition the poore 
babe hauing lost its mother & the woman that nursed it being 
fallen sick, I then did say to some of my friends that if my 
husband would give me leaue I could be uery willing to take 
my cousins little one and nurse it for him a while till he could 
better dispose of it. whereupon the childes father did mooue 
it to my husband, my deare husband considering my weak- 
nesse & the incumbrance I had in the family was pleased to 
Eeturne this Answer, hee did not see how it was possible for 
his wife to undergoe such a burthen, the next day their came 
a friend to our house a woman which gaue suck & she under- 
standing how the poore babe was left beeing Intreated was 
willing to take it to nurse and forthwith it was brought to 
her. But it had not bin with her 3 weekes before it pleased the 
Lord to visit that nurse with sicknesse also and the nurses 
mother came to me desiring I would take the childe from her 
daughter, and then my deare husband obseruing the 
prouidence of god was freely willing to Eeceiue her into his 
house. But she was then Eeceiued only as a nurse child &: so 
she Eemained aboue a quarter of a yeare before her father did 
tender her to my husband to accept of her for his Adopted 
Child." 

Ijeft. William Dixie deposed that coming to Capt. Law- 
thrope's in the time of his last sickness, Mrs. Lawthrope and 
Mrs. Got went out of the room, and Capt. Lawthrope said to 
him, "I am glad you are come for T would have you to take 
notice : that I give unto my wife all my estate so long as she 



THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 29 

liveth: and after her decease I giiie unto the Ministry of 
Beverly: my tenn acre lott at home and my house upon the 
same." Upon asking him if he had acquainted his wife with 
it, he said he had and that she approved of it. Also he said 
he gave the ground in the woods to his sister Chevises chil- 
dren: Sworn in court. 

"My wife affirms that her brother hath oft spoke in lier 
hearing dissatisfiedly concerning Noah Fisk being brought to 
his house, when his mother was very weak, & not able to look 
after him being very weak also, y* he never knew upon w* 
termes he kept him, & wondred what they did intend to do, 
she saith Lieut. Dixey told her, my brother told him when he 
had brought him up fit to go to apprentice, he had done, he 
should do no more." [Testimony of Ezekiel Cheever?] 

Beasons for the claim of the wife of Ezekiel Cheever: 1. "It 
does not appear, that my brother ever set himself seriously, 
as the thing requires, to make his last will. But all that is 
said, is, that he expressed such and such purposes at such 
times, but purposes and actions are different things. 2. ISTo 
man but in case of absolute necessity, when he is surprized by 
sudden weaknes and inability, will make such a nuncupative 
will, and then he will do it in the surest and strongest way 
that may be, by postive and peremptory declaring it his last 
will, and confirming it by sufficient witnesses that are legall. 
But in this case no such thing is found. 3. The persons testi- 
fying in this case are persons concerned and interested, and 
not so competent witnesses in law in any case, much lesse in 
such a weighty one, as a last will and testament. Beside they 
agree not in their testimony, but in some things directly con- 
tradict each other, which does demonstrate that either they 
mistook my brother, and he never expressed such purposes 
and desires, or that his purposes and desires altered. 4. It 
seems to be an act of prudent and deliberate choice in my 
brother not to make a will For (1) He was oft importuned to 
it by my sister, but did it not. (2) He had warning of death 
by a long and dangerous sicknes last winter, in which, after 
some degree of recovery, he had severall relapses. (3) After 
that by the mercy of god he was recovered to perfect health, 
he had time sufficient for such a work, if he had judged it 
expedient. 5. I conceive that the true reason of his not 
making a will was, he could not do for his own sister, and her 
children, what he thought was most just and right, and they 
might be likely to need after the decease of his brother 
Cheever; but he should displease his wife, and her relations, 



30 THE PROBATE RECORDS OP ESSEX COUNTY. 

who would be expecting more, though he had done in his life- 
time so much for them: and nothing for his sister and her 
children. And he well knew the equity and justice of the law 
which makes ]:)rovision for the widow and the next of kin, but 
nothing for sti-angers, as also the faithfullnes of the magis- 
trates in doing things according to law. 6. The matter which 
they testify is so unjust and unreasonable, that none that 
knew my brothers goodnes and love will beleive, that my 
brother would be so unnaturall to preferr strangers before his 
owne naturall sister and her children, whom he so dearly 
loved, as many that knew them both can abundantly testify. 
7. My Brother, when he brought his sister from England 
with him from all her friends and relations very loth to part 
with her, used this as a great argument with her Mother to 
perswade her. Viz : That he had no children of his own, nor 
was likely to have any: and otherwise he must give what he 
had to strangers. And her mother told this to friends in her 
hearing, that that was a great motive that induced her to be 
willing to part with her; and commited her to the love, and 
care of her brother as a Father, with great confidence and as- 
surance of his tendemes toward her. 8. His sister by coming 
over, lost the value of twenty-five pound, beside what her 
mother would have given her at her decease. 9. My brother 
having one of their relations with him already, viz. ISToah 
Fisk whom he brought up from a little one was unwilling to 
take Sarah Gott: but was importuned, and prevailed with to 
take her, not upon loose terms, as he did the other, but as his 
own : so that her father might not have power to take her away 
from him, when she might grow up to be serviceable, as is oft 
done in such cases. As for her calling them father and 
mother, it is no more but what is ordinarily done to nurses or 
servants, and what another, whom he had brought up before, 
was used to do, who went away from them, when she might 
have been serviceable to them. My sister brought no estate 
with her, as I ever heard of, hath no charge, her husband by 
her o^vn confession gave her none of ye land to dispose of as 
her own." 

Essex County Quarterly Court Files, vol. 24, leaves 50-55. 

Court 27:4: 1676, gave judgment upon the settlement of 
the estate of Capt. Thomas Lothrop, of which Bethiah, the 
widow, was administratrix, being moved by the i^etition of 
Mr. Ezekiell Cheevers, as follows: that all the estate remain 
in the widow's hands during her life; after her decease, the 
farm called Maj. Hathorn's to be Sara Gott's; the housing. 



THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 31 

ten acre lot and appurtenanc, after the widow's decease, to be 
for the use of the ministry in Beverly forever ; that the debts 
and legacies were to be paid, and the lands and meadows ex- 
pressed in the inventory, being understood to be the lands in 
the woods, after the decease of the widow, were to be given to 
Ellenor, wife of Mr. Eze. Cheevers and her heirs; the rest of 
the estate to be sold for the benefit and disposal of the said 
Bethia. 

Upon further consideration, court found that Capt. Loth- 
rop intended the legacies of 40li. bequeathed to Noah Fisk 
and the four youngest children of Joshua Eea should be paid 
out of the land in the woods towards said Eea's farm, which is 
part of that land assigned by the court to Mr. Cheevers, It 
was therefore ordered, with the consent of Mr. G-rafton and 
his wife, the relict of the said Capt. Lathrop, that Mr. 
Cheevers should have present possession of all the lands form- 
erly allotted to him by this court, excepting only the land in 
Beverly belonging to and now used with the house there, said 
Cheevers paying the legacies of 401i. ; also that what disburse- 
ments should be laid out upon the house and land in Beverly 
by Mr. Grafton, should be repaid by the said town to whom 
the house and land were given, after the death of Mrs. Graf- 
ton. This judgment was to be submitted to the General 
Court for approbation. 

Salem Quarterly Court Records, vol. 5, leaf 95. 

The act of the County Court at Salem, June 27, 1676, 
being presented to this Court, determining the settlement of 
the estate of the late Capt. Lathrop, this court Oct. 15, 1679 
confirms and allows the same. 

For a final settlement of the estate of Capt. Lauthrrop, this 
court June 11, 1680, having heard the several pleas, determine 
that the widow, now wife of Joseph Grafton, have the move- 
able estate and to pay the said Lawthrops debts and twenty 
pounds to the children of Joshua Rey; also to have the use 
of the houses and lands during her life, at her death to revert 
to the wife of Mr. Ezekiell Cheevers and her issue, the heirs 
of the said Capt. Lawthrop. The costs for the hearing was 
five pounds which Mr. Ezekiell Cheevers paid. 

The court Oct. 13, 1680 ordered that no alienation should 
be made of the reversion of the said Lawthrops lands and 
houses during the life of his widow; but if there should ap- 
pear need for her relief she may make application to the 
Court of that county, who are impowered to order the sale of 



32 THE PROBATE RECORDS OP ESSEX COUNTY. 

any part thereof as to them may appear necessary. 

Mass. Bay Colony Records, vol. 5, pp. 252, 298, 

Agreement made between Ezekiel Cheever of Boston, gen- 
tleman, in behalf of Ellin his wife (sister of Capt. Lathrop 
late of Beverly) and the children he hath had by her, as 
the proper heirs of the said Capt. Thomas Lathrop on the one 
part and Joseph Grafton of Salem, mariner, in right of 
Bethiah his wife relict and administratrix of the estate of sd. 
Capt. Thomas Lathrop, on the other part, relating unto the 
estate left by Capt. Lathrop as of right belonging unto the 
said Ellin, and her children and for a final settlement of the 
same; that Ezekiel Cheever shall pay unto Joseph Grafton 
601i. in consideration whereof Joseph Grafton and his wife 
Bethiah relinquish all their right in said estate of housing 
and lands left by Thomas Lathrop, and they shall enjoy the 
estate clear from all debts owing from said estate and bequests 
pretended to be made by him. Signed and sealed, jSTov. 30, 
1680. 

The true meaning of the above is not that Mr. Grafton and 
his wife shall make good in law, the just title of any part of 
the aforesaid lands against any that may lay claim thereto, 
but only to give in any legal evidence they can to the justices 
of any controversy about them. 

Witness: John Higginson, sr., Hilliard Yeren. 

Acknowledged April 4, 1G81, by Joseph Grafton and 
Bethiah his wife. 

Essex County Quarterly Court Files, vol. 34, leaf 91. 

Estate of Eichaed Prince^ Sr., of Salem. 

"The Last will and Testament of Eichard Prince, senior, of 
Salem, aged 61 yeares or thereabouts. Imprimis, I giue and be- 
queath vnto my sonne Josej^h Prince, the one halfe of the Ten 
acre lott, bought of William Lord, Senior, I say the one halfe 
of that part of the lott, that lyeth South ward, & so from the 
highway westward to the end. Also I giue vnto him halfe an 
Acre of marsh ground more or lesse, lying at the further side 
of the south field of Salem, Joyneing on the one side to an 
Acre of marsh of goody Lemmans that was, & butting on m' 
George Gardners upland. Item, I giue vnto my sonn Samuel 
Prince, the other part of the ten Acre lott which I bought of 
goodman Lord, lying Northward, & running from the high- 
way to the end westward. Also I giue vnto him that halfe 
acre of marsh ground, more or lesse, lying neere the bars that 
goeth out of y® South field. 



THE PEOBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 33 

"Also I giiie vnto my sonne Samuel my now dwelling house, 
with my warehouse & barne, & all the houseiug theireto aper- 
tayning, with the ground whereon the said dwelling house 
standeth, from the fEront or street Eleuen pole doA\Tieward 
towards y*^ North, & adioying to his brother Kichards grounds 
on y® East, & his broth"^ Jonathans on y® North, Item, I giue 
& bequeath vnto my sonne Richard Prince, a fiue Acre lott, 
lying in the South field of the Towne, neere Joseph Hardye, 
iiue Acre lott, lying in the same field 

"Also I giue vnto him, out of that lott that my dwelling 
house standeth on, two pole & an halfe in bredth front to the 
streete, namely of the gi'ound betweene my dwelling house 
& the land of M"^ William Browne, junior, & adioyneing next 
to y^ land of y® said William Browne on the East, & Contayn- 
ing in Length Eleuen pole downward into y® orchard. Item, I 
giue vnto my sonne, Jonathan Prince, the other part of the 
Ten Acre lott, that I bought of goodman Lord, lying from the 
highway Eastward the whole bredth. Also I giue vnto him halfe 
an Acre of marsh grounds, more or lesse, knowne by the name 
of Wallers halfe acre. Moreouer I giue into him 
the remainer of that ground on which my dwelling house 
standeth, that is the North part of my orchard Contayning 
the whole bredth of it, adjoyneing to the End of his brother 
Samuell & Richards ground, & so to the land. Item, I giue 
& bequeath vnto my daughter Mary Daniel Twenty pounds, 
to be paid after my decease & after the decease of my wife 
Item I giue vnto my two Grandchildren, Steven & Mary 
Daniel, Five pounds apiece, to be paid, after my Decease in 
money. 

"Lastly, I leaue & ordaine my sonn Joseph Prince to be 
the sole Executore of this my last will & Testament Haueing 
in his hands all the remainer of my Estates to beare y^ Charge 
of maintayning my wife after my decease whom I giue and 
Committ to his Care to be maintained the whole tyme of 
her naturall life. And after her death, those Legacyes being 
paid to my daughter & her Children, with my debts and 
funerall Charges, what remaines of my Estate upon true 
Inventory taken, my will is that it be divided into four equall 
parts, & my four sonns to haue each of them his share of it 
And I intreat my loueing friends — Bartholmew & M"* Joseph 
Grafton, sen' to be ouerseers of this my last will & Testa- 
ment, which I haue made & ordained being sicke & weake in 
body, but of perfect understanding & memory blessed be God 



34 THE PROBA.TE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

and hane hereunto Sett my hand & seale, this 21th of the 
seuenth month. 1675." 

Richard Prince (seal) 

"Witness: Stephen Daniell, Edw. Norrice. 

Proved 21 : 10 : 1675 by the witnesses. 

Inventory of the estate of Mr. Richard Prince, sr., of Salem, 
taken Oct. 21, 1675, by Joseph Grafton and Francis Skerry: 
bed, boulster, pillow, Coverlet & blankets, with bedsted & 
Curtaines, as it stands, 71i. ; bed, boulster, Covering, blanket, 
41i. ; bed, boulster, 3 blankets, rug, bedsted, 41i. ; bed, boulster, 
pillow, rug, blanket, bedstead, 71i. 10s. ; 10 pair of sheets, 61i. ; 
30 3^ards of Cotton & Lining Cloth, 31i. ; 3 yards of Cotton 
& Lining Cloth, 12s.; 2 pair of pillowbeares, 12s.; 4 bord- 
clothes. Hi. 4s.; 2 Corse bordclothes, & six napkins, 8s.; 2 
Trunkes, 12s. ; 1 Chist, Hi. 5s. ; 4 Joynt stoles, 8s. 4d. ; 
Chaires, 12s.; 1 table, 14s.; 2 tables. Hi.; 2 old Chists, 2 old 
boxes, 3s. ; 2 whells, 6s. ; Ipr. Cards, 2s. ; 3yd. Cearsie, Hi. 
15s.; 2 grosse butons, 8s.; a psell silke, 16s.; 16 bushels 
Indian Corne, 21i. 8s. ; 2 old brasse. Hi. ; 1 old bras pot, a 
skillet & Chafeing dish, 12s.; 2 Iron pots & a skillet, 13s.; 1 
bell metell morter & pestill, 8s. ; 1 small bras scelles & waits, 
8s. ; 1 frying pan, Is. ; warming pan, 6s. ; 12 platers, 31i. 7s. ; 
2 basons, one Culender & 2 pots, 24s. ; 6 pecea of old puter, 
14s.; 2 small puter pots & a Chamber pot, 8s.; 6 porengers, 
7s. ; f ouer puter Candell stickes, 8s. ; 4 sasers, 2s. ; 1 Lanthorn, 
2 dripin pans & 2 Candellstickes, 9s.; Earthen weare, 8s.; 3 
old tables & an old Cobart, Hi. ; 7 Chaires, 12s. ; Iron ware, 
18s.; small bag Cotton, 41i. 17s.; 7 Lod hay, 71i. ; 1 horse & 
an old mare, 31i. ; 2 Cowes, 71i. ; 1 hog, 21i. ; 4 paier sheares, 
2 Irons, 10s.; one smothing Iron & heats, 2s.; 1 pr. bellows. 
Is. ; books. Hi. 10s. ; 1 gun & sword, Hi. ; 4 spones & 2 old 
small Cupes, 21i. ; Monie, 901i. ; 15 Akors of upland & An 
Acre of Salt marsh, 761i. ; the house & ground belonging, 
13011. ; the Cloths, 51i. 10s. ; total, 38611. 18s. 

Attested 21: 10m : 1675, by Joseph Prince, executor. 

Debts owing Richard Prince: Capt. Georg Corwin, 
51i. ; Mr. Graves, 21i. 2s. 6d. ; Nath. Beadell, 21i. 8s. 4d. ; James 
Powland, 19s. 6d. ; Capt. Price, 31i. 6s. ; Mathew Standly, Hi. ; 
John Gardner, Hi. 10s.; Thomas Gardner, Hi. 10s.; Daniell 
King, Hi. 4s. 9d. ; John Grafton, 31i. ; John Watters, 12s. ; 
Francis Scurrie, Hi. ; Tho. Ives. Hi. ; Samuell Willyams, Hi. ; 
Capt. Moore, 21i. 7s.; Jacob Barnie, 19s.; Samuell Pittman, 
Hi. 10s.; John Brown, Hi. 17s.; Mark Bacheler, 10s.; Mr. 



THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 35 

Bartholmu, 51i. ; Eobart Hodg, 18s. ; Abraham Bartholmu, 
lis.; Sam. Gachell^ 16s. 

Eichard Prince debtor: to Willyam Bro\\ai, senr., 51i. Is. 
5d.; Phillip Cromell, 41i. 15s. 6d.; Willyam Brown, 21i.; 
Manasah Merston, 5s. ; John Holmes, Hi. ; total, 131i. Is. lid. 

Essex County Quarterly Court Files, vol. 24, leaves 56-58. 

Guardianship of John Creasy, 

John Creasy chose Joseph Bacheler as his guardian, and it 
was aUowed 21 : 10 : 1675. 

Salem Quarterly Court Records, vol. 5, leaf 91. 

Estate of William Dew. 

Administration on the estate of William Dew, who was 
slain in the wars against the Indians, was granted 21 : 10 : 
1675, to Edward Bishop, jr., and he was to bring in an in- 
ventory to the next Salem court. 

Salem Quarterly Court Records, vol. 5, leaf 91. 

Edward Bishop, having been appointed at the last Salem 

court administrator of the estate of Will. Dewe, made oath to 

the inventory which he brought in to court 37:4:1676. 

Salem Quarterly Court Records, vol. 5, leaf 97. 

Inventory of the estate of Will. Dewes, taken by Edward 
Bishop: Eecd in Marchandabel Fish, 4 li. 17. 3d.; for y* 
contrey Servis under Capt. Page of Boston, 21i. ; for ye coun- 
tery Servis under Capt. Thomas Lawthrope, Hi. 10s. 6d. ; by 
his Cloaths and Chist, 21i. ; 3 sheepe, Hi. Is. ; 3 gall. Traine 
oyle at 2s. pr. Gall., 6s. ; mony of Ephraim Fellowes, 6s. ; 
mony of Marke Haskoll, 2s. ; total, 121i. 2s. 9d. 

Attested in Salem court 30:4:1676 by Edward Bishop. 
Essex County Quarterly Court Files, vol. 25, leaf 74. 

Estate of Samuel Crumpton. 

Administration on the estate of Samuell Crompton, who 
was slain in the wars against the Indians, was granted 
21 : 10 : 1675, to Jane, his wife, who brought in an inventory. 
She was to have the estate for her own use, "there being noe 
relations of her husbands known of in this country.^' 

Salem Qu/irterly Court Records, vol. 5, leaf 92. 

Inventory of the estate of Samuell Crumpton, taken 29 : 
9 : 1675, by Hilliard Veren, sr. and Henry West: a parcell of 



86 THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

small trunks unfinished, 31i. ; 3 leather chaires^ Hi. 4s.; 8 
sadles, 20s. p., 2 side sadles, 31i.; 1 dozen skins, 3s.; pcell of 
nayles, 21i. 10s.; pcell of soft sope, 16s.; 100 of skins, 51i, 8s.; 
6 bridles, 5s. p. & 3 at 3s. p., Hi. 19s. ; pcell of Inkle, 5s. ; 1 
gross of civills, 12s. ; 6 p"^ of sterrop Irons, 8s. ; pcell of girtnes, 
3s.; a gross of plates, Hi. 10s.; 1-2 gross of buckles, 4s. 6d.; 
1,000 bullen nailes, 8s.; 5 p"" raines of bridles, 7s.; 2 chests, 
7s. 6d. ; a brass Kettle, Hi. 7s.; 5 yd^ cource cloth, 12s. 6d.; 
10 drest skins. Hi. 5s. ; cloath cloak old, 25s. ; yards home made 
stuff. Hi. 4s.; a caster, 12s.; 3 shirts, 12s.; 2 p"" stockens, 3s.; 
1 p"" shooes, 4s. ; a bed & furniture, 51i. ; pei;\i:er, 20s. ; 6 chaires, 
36s.; fire pan, tongs, frying pan, 7s. 6d. ; scillet, som earth 
dishes & bottles & som lumber, 5s.; a little table & 2 Joyn 
stooles, 10s. ; woolen wheele, 4s. ; by 2 sadles & a bridle prest 
into y® service, 2li. 6s. ; for his wages while upon the service, 
; the estate is credit by severall men, 131i. lis. 6d. Es- 
tate is Dr. to severall men, 5li. 

Attested 21 : 10m: 1675 by Jane, relict and administratrix. 
Essex County Quarterly Court Files, vol. 24, leaf 62. 

Estate of Stephen Waiman. 

Administration on the estate of Steephen Waiman, intestate, 
granted 21 : 10 : 1675, to George Bonfeild and Eebeca, his 
wife, and they were to bring in an inventory to the next Salem 
court. Salem Quarterly Court Records, vol. 5, leaf 92. 

Estate of George Eopes of Sakem. 

Administration on the estate of George Eoapes, who was 
slain in the wars against the Indians, was granted 21 : 10 : 
1675, to Wm. Eoapes, brother of the deceased, who made oath 
to the inventory brought in, and after all debts were paid, the 
remainder was to go to Mary Eoapes, the mother, during her 
life. The estate was not enough to pay the debts by about 
121i. Salem Quarterly Court Records, vol. 5, leaf 92. 

Accounts due from the estate to Jno. Price, John Picker- 
ing, William Andrew, Wm. Browne, sr., Thomas Eix, 
Thomas Ives, John Guppy, Jacob Pudeator, Phillip Crom- 
well and William Eeeves. 

Inventory taken by Edw. Norice and Benjamin Gerrish: 
bed & blankett, 31i. 10s. ; rugge, 21i. ; 2 hatts, Hi. 8s. ; Cur- 
taines & Vallians, 10s. ; Bible, 7s. ; Cloake, 21i. 10s. ; horse, 21i. 
10s. ; shirt, 10s. ; 3 pillowbeeres & 2 napkins, a little towell, 



THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 37 

12s. ; 6 platters, Hi. 5s. ; 2 Chayres, 6s. ; 1 matt, 2s. ; 2 Chests, 
ISs. ; saddle, 4s.; 3 boxes, 7s.; white Coate, 4s.; bedstaves, 2s.; 
6 yds. course canvas, 6s. ; another Chest, 4s. ; an axe, an adz 
& 2 sawes, 10s.; other tooles, 15s. 3d.; pr. new shoos, 7s. 6d. ; 
total, 201i. 2s. 9d. George Roapes Dr. to Thomas Eix, 9s. 4d. ; 
to Capt. Geo. Corwin, Hi. 14s. 6d. ; Jacob Pudeater, Hi. ; Mr. 
Phill. Cromwell, 51i. 18s. 4d.; Jolin Guppy, 31i. Is. 6d.; Mr. 
Browne, sr., lis. 6d. ; Mr. Ruck, 21i. 5s. 7d. ; Mr. Price, 5li.; 
AVm. Reeves, 31i. 5s. 8d.; Tho. lyes, 71i. 15s. lOd. ; 
John Pickering, Hi. 16s. The creditors were to be paid 
at the rate of lis. per li. 

Essex County Quarterly Court Files, vol. 24, leaves 69, 70. 

Estate of Peter Wolfe of Beverly. 

"In the name of God Amen : I Peter Woolf e : of Beverly 
yeoman : being though sick in body : yet of sound & perfect 
mind & Memory praised be God for it : Doe make and ordain 
this my present last will & testament in Maner & form fol- 
lowing (Viz) first & principally: I comend my soull into the 
hands of Almighty God: hoping through the merite death & 
pasion of my Saviour Jesus Christ : to have free pardon & for- 
giveness of all my sins & to Inherit everlasting life : and my 
body I comit to the earth to be decently buried : at the Discris- 
tion of my executor herafter named and as touching the dis- 
cretion of all such temporall estate as it hath pleased : God to 
bestow upon me: I give & dispose the rest as followeth first 
I will that my debts & funerall Charges shall be paid & Dis- 
charged: Item I give unto my two Granchildren Mary & 
Sarah Solace to be divided between them A yearling heifer : 
in my son Blacks hands Item. I Give unto Martha: my Lov- 
ing wife : the sume of twelve pounds w*^'* is Due from Nicholas 
Grove; of which sume there is now paid fourty shillings and 
the residue is to be paid in w* my said wife shall need; only 
four pounds of it in Money if she require it : All the rest and 
residue of my personall Estate Goods & Chatells whatsoever, 
I doe give & bequeath unto my Loving Sonn John Black full 
& sole executor of this my last will and testament. And I de- 
sire that my body may be buried and I doe herby revoke dis- 
anull & make void all former wills & testaments by me her- 
tof ore made in witness wherof : I the said Peter Wolfe to this 
my last will & testament, being Contained in one side of this 
halfe sheet of paper: set my hand & seall this twentieth day 
of November in the year of our lord God one thousand six 
hundred & seventy five." 

Peter (his y mark) Woolf e. (seal) 



38 THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

Witness: Saimiell Hardie, Humphrey (his H W mark) 
Woodbery, Senior. 

Proved 21: 10: 1675 by the witnesses. 

Inventory of the estate of Peter Woolfe of Beaverley, who 
deceased 6 : 10 : 1675, taken Sept. 13, 1675, by Humphrey 
(his H W mark) Woodbry and John Hill: waring aparill. Hi. 
10s. ; 3 paire & one shete, 9s. ; 3 Sherts, Hi. 10s. ; one bed, pel- 
ows & covering, 31i. 16s.; one Iron pot & pothooks, 9s.; 
one f riing pan & lumber, 3s. ; one warming pan, 4s. ; one 
paire of belles. Is. 6d. ; one chest & to boxis, 10s. ; one cuberd, 
6s. ; one churne & to tubes, 5s. ; five badgs, 7s. ; one skillet & 
other small things, 4s. ; one paill. Is. 6d. ; 3 Iron wedges, 2s. 
6d. ; 1 tube & to barills, 4s. 6d. ; 3 trays & to pots, 2s. 8d. : to 
stools & on chayer, 2s.; to swine, 21i. 8s.; neat Catell, 1111.; 
3 lode & half of hay, 31i. 10s. ; one lode of strawe, 7s. ; 16 bush- 
ells of barly, 31i. 4s. 8d. ; Indian corne, Hi. 15s. ; one bushill 
& halfe of ry, 6s. ; one bedsted, 5s. ; one paire tramels & nary- 
ing bars, Hi. 10s. ; hows & orcherd together with 8 ackers of 
land, 68li. ; Due from Nich. Legrove, lOli. ; total, 1121i. lis. 
lOd. Debts due from the estate, 41i. 12s. 

Attested in Salem court 21 : 10 : 1675. 

Essex County Quarterly Court Files, vol. 24, leaves 71, 72. 

The will and inventory of Peeter Woolfe were proved and al- 
lowed 21 : 10 : 1675. John Black, the executor, agreed to main- 
tain the widow of deceased during her life, if said Black sur- 
vived so long, and it is to be understood that the lOli. given to 
the widow by will, was to be used by her for her maintenance, 
but she was not otherwise to dispose of it. 

Salem Qua/rterly Court Records, vol. 5, leaf 92. 

Estate of Caleb Kimball. 

Administration upon the estate of Caleb Kemball, who was 
slain in the war, was granted 21 : 10: 1675, to Henry and 
Richard Kemball, the latter making oath to the inventory 
which was allowed. 

Salem Quarterly Court Records, vol. 5, leaf 92. 

Inventory of the estate of Caleb Kemball, slain with Cap- 
tain Laythrop in the country service, taken 25 :9 :1675, by 
Charls Gott and Walter Payerfield : one hous and twenty-four 
akers of land, 341i. 5s. ; one hors, 31i. ; one mare, 21i. 10s, ; 15 
bushells and 1-4 of inden corn, 21i. 5s. 9d. ; tools, 17s. 6d. ; 
one muskett, Hi. 5s.; by 7 wekes wadges dew from the coun- 



THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 39 

try, 21i. 2s. ; one chest and boox and on par of shoes, 10s. ; 
tining ware and other small things & bible, 10s. 6d. ; wearing 
clothes, 31i. Debts due from the estate : to the hayers or admin- 
istrators of Henery Kemball his father, 25li. ; to Deakon 
Ooodhew, 41i. 3s. ; Walter Fayerfeld, 21i. ; Ezekell Woodward, 
21i. 3s. ; Master Batter, Hi. 5s. ; Thomas Ives, Hi. 2s. ; Peeter 
Chevers, 2s. 6d. ; Mr. Phillip Cromwell, 6s. ; Mistres Newman, 
5s; Goodman Hayward the hatter at Ipswich, 13s. 6d. ; to 
John Baker of Ipswich, 4s. 6d. ; John Safford, 5s. 6d. ; Comitt 
Whipple, 9s.; John Sparks, Is.; his unkle Eichard Kembal's 
estate, 4s. 6d. ; to Leweie Elford, 2s.; that his father Henery 
Kemball had in money, 17s.; delivered to Elizabeth Norten 
by Caleb's order a chist and box and tin ware, 8s. ; four bush- 
els and half of Indien corne that henery Kemball his father 
had of Caleb Kemball's corn, 15s. 9d. ; debts that are dew and 
out of my hand of Caleb Kembal's estate, 381i. 7s. 3d.; the 
17s. in money and 15s. 9d. in corne is dew from the estate of 
his father henery kemball and a paile the window kemball 
hath, Hi. 13s. 9d. 

Administration on the above estate granted to Hen. and 
Eichard Kimboll and said Eichard attested 30:9:1675, to 
the truth of this inventory. 

The said Henry being deceased sole administration is 
granted to Eichard and he was ordered to pay to the twelve 
■children of the deceased Henry Kimboll 18s. at age. 

Essex County Quarterly Court Files, vol. 25, leaves 81, 82. 

Estate of Philip Nowell. 

Philip Nowell dying at sea, intestate, Mr. Habbackuck 
Turner was appointed 21: 10: 1675, administrator of his es- 
tate, who made oath to the inventory of the estate left aboard 
the ship, and was ordered to bring in the perfected inventory 
to the next Salem court. 

Salem Quarterly Court Records, vol. 5, leaf 91. 

Inventory of the estate of Phillip Nowell, taken by Habb. 
Turner: two blankits, 7s. 6d. ; 1 wastcoate, 5s. 9d. ; a coate 
and wastcoate, 8s. ; a payre of shoos, 5s. 6d. ; a bed sack and 
two shurts, 12s.; a wastcoate and drawers, 15s.; a coate and 
britches. Hi. 18s.; a coate and wastcots, 19s. 6d. ; wastcoat 
-and briches, 17s.; a coat and Chest, 16s. 6d. ; 5 1-2 mo. wages 
at 30s. pmo., 81i. 5s.; 5 1-2 yds. of corse carsey, 16s. 6d. ; 
.2 hhs. of brandy, 201i. ; 1 quarter cask of brandy, 5li. ; a small 
burding peace, lOli. 10s.; total, 411i. 16s. 3d. 



40 THE PROBATE BECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

Inventory of the estate of Phillip ISTowell, not brought in 
by Mr. Turner, taken by Eichard Croacle, John Beckett 
and John Pallet (also Pollard) brought in by Wm. Dicer, 
money in william Dicer's hands, 5li. ; in my hands, for fish 
received of Good. Buckly, Hi. ; due from John Archer, Hi. ; 
due by Richard Flinder, 10s., due by Eichard Maber & from 
Jon. Cliford, 10s., Hi. ; due for 10 pr. of stockins sold to Hen. 
Eich. at 2s. 6d., Hi.; due from John Pollard for 2 1-4 yds. 
carsy, 5s. 7 l-2d. ; due from John Pollard for 2 pr. woemen's 
stockins, 3s.; due by Mr. Habbacuck Turner, bookes, bed- 
ding & Cloathes, w*^'^ as I am Informed were sold at ye mast 
as ye manner of the sea in such cases is, 71i.; 3 very large 
Hogsds. of brandy w'^'^ y'' sd. mr. Habbacuck Turner must 

give accompt of, ; in the custody of Mrs. Mary English, 1 

wt. Jackett new, 1 new wascoat, 1 black castor Hatt almost 

new, ; in my custody, 10 pr. womens' stockens at 18d., 

15s. ; 1 pr. of drawers, 3s. ; 1 paceboard Hatt case, Is. ; 2 1-3 
yrds. red carsey at 2s. 6d. per, 5s, 7d. ; 1 pr. old worsted stock- 
ins. Is. 6d. ; 2 neck cloaths, 2s. 6d. A chest left in my hand, as 
followeth, 2 pr. old silver buttens. Is. 6d. ; in money, 41i. 
10s. 7 l-2d. ; 1 pr. of falce sleeves & a remnant of fustin, 3s.; 
1 loose broad cloath coat. Hi. ; an old pr. of drawers, 2s. ; 1 pr. 
of camlett breeches, 12s.; 1 holland shirt, 5s.; 5 yds. wt. 
fianning at 18d. p yd., 7s. 6d. ; 1 pr. ^vt. Jerzey stockens. 2s. ; 1 
new red rugg. Hi. 10s. ; 1 new ivory comb, Is. 3d. A very smale 
pr. of stilliards which he left in my house, & sd. they should 
be for the use of the house, 2s. ; what is due to him from Mr. 

Turner for his wages ye Tyme he sayled with him, ; a 

smale pcell of pipes not valued. Debts owing by Phillip 
K'owell, to me "William Dicer, 8s. 6d. ; to Mr. Jonathan Corwin 
for Buttens, Is. 6d. ; to the constable of Salem for rates, to 
charges for drawing the Inventory & appraisers, . 

Said Nowell was drowned Nov. 15, 1675, upon the coast 
of New England, from a vessel commanded by Mr. Habbacuck 
Turner, bound for Salem from France, and William Dicer, 
as attorney to said Nowell, petitioned for administration to 
be granted to him "that I may with a good conscience make 
an honest discharge vnto whomsoeuer of his relations most 
propperly claymeing the due of right thereto." 

Pay for Phillip No wells Eates : Indian to Mr. Cleford, Hi. 
5s. ; Indian Eate, 8s. ; Ministers Eate, 5s. ; towne Eate for the 
yeare 167-4, 4s. 6d.; more payd William Diser by Maj. 
Harthornes order for charges on the estate and 8s. 6d. Phillip 
cade Diser, Hi. 12s.; to Mr. Yerin for WTiting the inventory 



THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 41 

and severall things, 4s. 6d. ; my atending on the Cort 8 dayes, 
12s. ; costoms of his brandy. Hi, ; for frait, Hi. ; to Constable 
Cleford for his tyme spent on serving Avarrents and other 
things, 5s. ; the work for inventory &c., 2s. ; total, 61i. 15s. 
Essex County Quarterly Court Files, vol. 24, leaves 47-49. 

Estate of John Batcheler of Salem. 

"I John Batchelor aged 63 being in pfect memory do make 
this my last Will and Testament in the year of o"" Lord 1673 
and the 25 year of the Reigne of o"" Soveraigne Lord Charlse 
the Second King of England &c Inp'' I Beqneath my Soul to 
the Lord Jesus my Redeemer and my Body to my ffriends by 
them decently to be intered and what estate the Lord hath 
given mee I dispose ofE as followeth I give unto my loving 
Wife Elizabeth my dwelling House during her natural life 
& then to be my Son John Batchelors allso I give her all my 
movable estate wheresoever it is, (shee paying fifteen pounds 
in legacyes as here after is willed) & 6 pound p anu. so long 
as shee remains unmaried and the keeping of two Cowes, & fire- 
wood for her necessary use to be paid for ,at the charge of my 
Two Sonns as it is here after expressed also I appoynt her 
to be my Executrix. It. I give my Son John Batchelor 1| my 
house I dwell in, after my wives decease || & twenty Acres of 
Land which I bought of John Sender (except six Acres more 
or less as it is now bounded, which I give to Jolm Cressy as is 
here after expressed) and takes it begining at Abram Warrens 
well, so downe to the brooke to the Common the brook being 
the boune between his Land & his Brother Josephs, and allso 
a piece of Land that lyes at the uper end of the sd twenty 
Acres without the fence, with the hither end of my salt marsh, 
up to a place commonly called the Rocks where they cart 
downe wood. I Give my Son Joseph Batchelor all my land in 
the field together with the orchard & Barne & the salt marsh 
lying beyond the sd Rocks conmionly called Ducks Cove & 
halfe an Acree of marsh y* I bought of Joseph Roots & halfe 
an Acre of Jeoffry Massy, my Will is that my two Sonnes 
aforesd shall pay their mother the yearly rent of six pound p. 
anum during her widowood & keep two Cows & prouide fire- 
wood for her necessary use and the charges there of to be 
equally borne by each, and the sd 6 pound to be yearly paid 
in such specia as she shall desire. Also I give my Daughter 
Hanah Corning ten pound to be paide by my loving wife be- 
fore her decease. It. I give my Grandchild John Cressy six 
Acres of Land lying within my sonne Johns Land as a foresd 



42 THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

along Royals neck & five pound to be paid by my loving wife 
before her decease. Allso I intreat m"^ Henry Bartholmew & 
Deacon Prince to see this will truly pfornied. In witness 
whereof I have hereunto set my hand & seal the year above 
written may the 17/^ 

John Bacheler Sen'' (seal) 

Witness : John Swinnerton, Bethiah Archer. 

Proved in Salem court 23 : 10 : 1675 by the witnesses. John 
and Joseph Bachelor, sons of deceased, were appointed admin- 
istrators. 

Inventory of the estate of John Bachelor of Salem, who 
died Nov. 13, 1675, taken Dec. 4, 1675, by John Eaiment and 
Andrew Eliott: 45 acres of upland, 901i. ; two Acres of Salt 
marsh, lOli. ; one dwellinge house and one Barne, 30li. ; all his 
wareinge Clothes, 81i. ; all his beddinge, 161i. ; whome made 
Cloth, Lining and woollen, 30 yds., 41i. ; 20 pound of wooU 
and yarne. Hi. 10s.; Three Bibles, 8s.; other houshold stuff, 
brass and Iron, 21i. 10s, ; one Copper quart with other Earthen 
ware, 5s. ; 2 pewter platters and other smale things, 10s. ; one 
Chest and fiue trays with other wooden ware, 15s. ; Irons for 
husbandry for wheels & ploughs, 21i. ; pease and Indian 
Corne, llli. ; fouer bush ell of barley, 16s.; one quarter of 
beafe, 16s. 8d. ; one yoke of Oxen, lOli. ; two steers, 71i. 10s.; 
five Cows and one heifer, 181i. ; one yearling and two Calves, 
21i. 10s. ; one horse, 21i. ; eleaven swine, 7s. ; seaventeen 
sheep, 41i. 5s. ; one Lininge wheel, 5s. ; total, 2301i. 8d. To be 
paid out in debts, 121i., in legacies, 151i. 

Attested in Salem court 22 : 10 : 1675 by John and Joseph 
Bachelor. 

Essex County Quarterly Court Files, vol. 24, leaves 75, 76. 

Estate of Mark Batchelder of (Wenham?). 

Administration upon the estate of Marke Bachelar was 
granted on Jan. 16, 1675, to John Bacheler, his brother, who 
was ordered to bring in an inventory to the next Ipswich 
court. Ipswich Quarterly Court Records, vol. 5, page 275. 

Inventory of the estate of Marke Bacheler taken 25 : 10 : 
1675, by Thos. Fiske, Will. Fiske and John Batcheler: the 
homestead with a small pcill of medow, lOOli. ; Catle, lOli. ; 
Barly in the strawe, 16 Bu., 31i. 4s.; flax, 4s.; foder. Hi.; 
pease, 6 Bu., Hi. 4s. ; oats, 13 Bu., Hi. 6s. ; Indian Corne, 
6 Bu., Hi. Is.; fethers, 311i., Hi. lis.; wooding lumber, Hi. 4s. 
8d. ; Iron & Brass, Hi. 6s. 6d. ; pewter, 12s. ; sword & belt, 8s. ; 



THE PROBATE EECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 43 

Book, 4s.; Clothes, 13s.; Butter & Cheese, 8s.; Swine alive, 
Hi. 15s.; porke, 21i. 14s. 9d. ; Boards, Hi. 16s.; Iron pot & 
skelet, 9s.; total, 1311i. lid. 

Attested in Ipswich court Mar. 28, 1676 by John Bachelour 
brother of Marke Bacheler. 

Deed on back of inventory : "John Portter Seno"" of y*^ towne 
of Salem in the Conntie of Esex yeoman And Wiliam Dodge 
of y® to^vne of Beauerly yeoman Thee Execetters of Samuell 
Portter Late deceased: wee Thee Aforsaid Execetters doe in 
ye Behalffe of John Portter Juno'' thee proper Heire vnto thee 
ffarme of thee Aforsaid Samuell or Any other that doth or 
shall lay claime unto y* farme in thee Eight of Samuell 
Portere doe make ouer settell and confirm unto marke Batch- 
eler A small parsell of Land bee it more or lesse with the 
Bounds as ffolloweth North upon y® land of marke Batcheler 
which hee Bought of m"" Fisk east upon the lannd of John 
Fesk at y* corner of his felld where there is A stake and an 
heape of stons for thee bounds and from thence bounded by 
thee farme easterly, thee South bounds is A stake and an 
heape of stons that is made at y*^ west side of A Reed oak bee- 
twen thee upland And thee swampe and the weest bounds is 
the land of marke Batcheler that was giuen unto his father 
by thee towne of Salem : and one thee east ther is A small ash 
that is Asi — bounds By Agrement : This parsell of land to bee 
thee Aforsaid marke Batchelers His heirs Execeters Asigns 
peacably to Inioy with out Any denyall or lawfull disturbance 
from Any thee Aforsaid propryetters or ther heirs Excettors 
or Asigns or Any by them — Marke Ba.tcheler hath possession 
Accordinge unto Law befor thee signing heroff: where vnto 
wee haue sett our hands And seal. This land is thee Aforsaid 
marke Batcheler by way of exchang for A parsell of land 
neare thee great pond with the bounds thereof as it is specified 
in his deed." 

John (his y mark) Porter, Willim Dodg, Sen. (seal). 

Witness : James Moulton, John Carpenter. 

Essex County Probate Files, DocTcet 2,100. 

Estate of Allen Peeley of Ipswich. 

"In the name of God Amen I Allen Perley of Ipswich in the 
county of Essex in New England being by the good blessing 
of God in good health & enioying my vnderstanding and 
memory yet sencible of my mortall and changable condition 
heere And desireous to sett my house in order doe therfore 
make my last will and testament first I committ my soule 



44 



THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 



into the hands of Jesus Christ my blessed Saviour & redeemer 
my body to be decently buryed in what place the Lord shall 
alott for me to depart this life in assured hope of a joyfull 
resurection at the last day And for my outward estate that 
God hath gracously given me I thus dispose, my three elder 
sonns viz. John Perlye Thomas Perley and Samuell Perlye 
Taking th.ere liberty at the age of one & twenty to leave me 
&c yet I have given unto them, three parts of the Land be- 
yond Bachelours brooke (each of them a part w^h they are 
possest of and doe enioy) exsepting the great meddow which 

I doe reserue. And ||all|| that part of Land wliich was Na- 
thaniells my sonn Avho is departed this ||life w^h|| I doe give 
& bequeath unto my two daughters Sarah and Martha Perley. 

"And my house and ||the res of my|| land & the great med- 
dow I giue & bequeath unto my sonn Timothy when he shall 
attaine to the age of twenty three years, provyded still my l)e- 
loved wife Susanna shall haue one roome to ||her|| ovnie use 
dureing her naturall life. Item I give vnto my beloved wife all 
my cattle & moveable goods and one third part of the land 
bequeathed to my sonn Timothy dureing her naturall life, for 
her comfortable maintenance and after ||her|| decease my will 

II is II the house & land be vnto my sonn Timothy and the cattle 
& moveable goods be equally devided among all my children 
then liveing and my will and mynd is that if my sayd wife 
shall marrye that then the Land and roome in the house he 
vnto my sonn Timothy & he to paye vnto his mother seaven 
pounds a 3^eare dureing her life And I doe make my beloved 
wife sole executrix of this my last will my will further is 
that my sonn Timothy at the age of 23 yeares shall haue the 
use II of II pt of the stock to the value of thirty pounds dureing 
the life of my wife & then to be returned to be devided as is 
above expressed In wittnes wherof I have heerunto sett my 
hand scale the 23 of June Anno Dom. 1670." 

Allan Perly (seal) 
Witness : Eobert Lord, Mary Lord. 

"The 16^^ day of I^ovembar 1671 I Allen Perley as an ex- 
planation of that clause in my will ^^'ithin mentioned con- 
cerneing my wifehaveing given unto her my cattle & movealiles 
dureing her naturall life besyds the thirds of land & a roome 
in the house and in case of hir mariage to leave the roome in 
the house and Land & to have seaven pounds a yeare payd her 
by my Sonn Timothy but nothing spoken about the cattell & 
moveable goods my will is that shee returne also the cattel & 
moveables to be dvyded among my children as is expressed in 



THE PEOBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 45 

the sayd will wittnes my hand the day & yeare above written." 

Allen Perley. 

Witness : Eobert Lord, Mary Lord. 

Proved Feb. 3, 1675 by Robert Lord, Sr. and Mary Lord 
before Mr. Samuel Symond, Dept. Gov., and Maj. Gen. Den- 
ison. Essex County Quarterly Court Files, vol. 24, leaf 121. 

Inventory of estate of Allen Perley, deceased the 28th of 
December last past, taken Jan. 19, 1675, by John Kimball and 
Nehemiah Abbot : the house, barn and orchard with the hom- 
stead, grate madow and madowe about home with som littelle 
upland belonging to the madow, 2011i. ; The half part of that 
land as was Kathaniell Perleys, 20li. ; The madow that was 
Niathaniell Perleys, 161i.; two oxen, lOli.; 3 Cows, lOli. 10s.; 
2 Cows, 51i. ; a haifer, Hi. 15s. ; a calf. Hi. ; a horse mare and 
colt, 51i. ; 20 sheep, 81i, ; 9 swine, 41i. ; his wareing cloeths, 
4li.; 3 beds with what doe belong to them, 71i. ; 2 payer of 
sheets. Hi. 10s.; a table cloth, 8 napldns. Hi. 2s.; 4 pelow 
ceases, 10s. ; Traye, 3s. ; peauter. Hi. ; 20 pound of butter, 
10s. ; cheese, 5s. ; 20 pounds of cotten wolle, 16s. ; 20 pound of 
sheeps wole. Hi. ; 12 pounds of wolen yarn. Hi. 10s. ; linien 
yarn. Hi. 10s.; 3 guns, 21i. 10s.; 5 bushells of wheat. Hi, 10s.; 
4 bushells of Rye, 16s.; 18 bushells of Indian corn, 31i. ; beefe. 
Hi. 10s. ; 2 Iron pots and a morter, Hi. ; brass, 15s. ; pans, 
dishes and spoons and som small things, 10s.; payle, half 
bushell, half peack, 4s. ; a churn, a bariell, a meat tub and som 
old tubs and a bariell, 10s. ; 2 tramiells, frying pane, pothooks 
and a gredgiron, fyer pan and tongs, 15s.; 3 axces and a how, 
10s. ; an old Cart, tombrell, whells, plow, yoak and Irians be- 
longing to them. Hi. 10s. ; an oger, a chisell, 2 payer of fork 
tins, 4s.; a Rope, 2s.; a payer of bellows, 2s.; chayers and 
chusens, 3s. ; a table, cotten whele and forme, 5s. ; a smothing 
Irion, 2s. ; Seeves 2s. ; a bible and a psalm book, 6s. ; sacks, 2s. ; 
haye and flax, 31i. 5s. ; a cheast, 4s. 6d. ; cards, 4s. ; 5 bushells 
of barley, Hi.; a stear, 31i. 10s.; total, 32011. 2s. 6d. The 
debts : Mr. Windrit, 61i. 3s. ; the counstable, 21i. 14s. ; deaken 
goodhue, 18s.; Captain Curwin, 10s.; Mr. Cobbit, lis.; 
thomas perley, 31i. 12s,; Joh freanch, 6s.; deakon Knolton, 
4s. 6d, ; James How, Sr., 3s. 6d. ; total, 151i. 2s, 

Attested in Ipswich court Feb. 3, 1675 by Susanna Perly, 
the widow of Allen Perley and executrix of his estate, before 
Mr. Samuell Symonds, Dep. Gov., and Maj Gen. Denison. 

Essex County Probate Files, Docket 21,445. 



46 the probate records of essex county. 

Estate of Mrs. Margaret Kimball of Ipswich. 

Administration upon the estate of Margaret Kimball of 
Ipswich, late wife of Eichard Kimball, was granted on Mar, 4, 
1675-6, to Daniell Dow and Thomas Dow, sons of said Mar- 
garet, Avho were ordered to bring in an inventory to the next 
Ipswich court. 

Ipswich Quarterly Court Records, vol. 5, page 275. 

Inventory of the estate of Margreat Kimball, widow, de- 
ceased in Ipswich Mar. 1, 1675-76, taken by Walter Eopeer 
and John Caldwell, Sr. ; due from the exceketers of her hus- 
band Rich. Kimball by contract at mariage, 401i. ; Twenty 
five bushels of Indian Corne, 41i. 7s. 6d. ; one bedstead, bed 
and furniture, 71i. ; peAvter dishes, cups potengers, 3li. ; Tine 
ware, 6s. ; one Table, Two Chests, Hi. 4s. ; one grate Trenches 
glase, 4s. ; Two Iron pots, one Iron skellet & gridiron, Hi. 7s. 
Id.; one morter & pestell, one small skellet, scimier, 8s. 6d. ; 
Two glase hotels & erthen ware, 6s. ; one bible and other 
bookes, los. ; her wering aparell linen & woolen, hud & scarfe, 
llli. ; sheetes and Napkins, Table cloth, towels, 31i. 13s.; Two 
pillowes, hat case, two pere of shooes and Two hats. Hi. 13s.; 
one box, thre Cushiones, pilion, pillion cloth, spectacles, one 
Tub & one locke. Hi. 2s. 6d. ; Cotton wooll, two pare of Cards, 
basket, combe parsell bellows, one peare candlestick, Trunckes, 
one linnen wheele, 21i. 3s. ; meate & Two cheeses, Hi. 2s. ; 
fouretene Bushels of wheat & one pek, 41i. 5s. 6d. ; Barley 18 
bushels, 31i. 12s.; foure bushels of Ry & Six of pease. 21i. ; 
Three shoats, two calfes, three lambs, lli. lis. ; Combe, Sithes, 
one bag, 3s. 6d. ; hay, 41i. ; Debts due to the estate, 61i. 10s. 
5d. ; debts due from the estate, 31i. 3s. 2d. ; total clear estate, 
981i. 10s. 9d. 

Attested in Ipswich court Mar. 28, 1676 by Daniell and 
Thomas Dow, the administrators. 

Inventory of the goods of Margret Kimball of Ipswich that 
are at Hampton, taken Mar. 21, 1675-6, by John Moulton 
and James Hobes : an ould Brass kittell, lli. ; two tramills & 
a speet, 10s.; 3 chayrs & a stooll, 6s.; an earthin pot & pan, 
6d. ; 1 Iron pot & pot hooke, 5s. ; a paire of chese tongs, 4d. ; 
bed teeking an ould one, 8s. ; one ould spinin whell. Is. ; total, 
21i. 10s. lOd. 

More to be added prized Mar. 27, 1676, by Joseph Dow and 
Hannah- Philbrick: frying pan, tray, stoole, 3s. 6d. ; a pr. of 
cops, a Eingle and staple, 5s. 



THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 47 

Attested in Ipswich court Mar. 28, 1676 by Daniell Dow 
and Thomas Dow, the administrators. 

Essex Comity Probate Files, Dochet 15,671. 

Administration having been formerly granted to Daniell 
and Thomas Dow of the estate of Margaret Kimball, their 
mother, and an inventory being brought into court amounting 
to about lOOli., and there being four children left, court Mar. 
28, 1676, ordered to Daniel Dow of Hampton, 201i. The re- 
mainder of the estate was to be equally divided among the 
other three, Thomas, Jeremiah and Mary Dow. 

Ipswich Quarterly Court Records, vol. 5, page 277. 

Estate of Eobekt Andrews. 

"The will and testomony of robort Andrus I doe Commit 
my Soul and body to the keping of the gra lord of oste and if 
it be his good wile to Cal me out of this world that i retorne 
not a gaine to my frindes and estate that god hath given me 1 
doe wile and beques to each of my brothers and sisters twenti 
shilens a pese and fine pound to marey towne and the rest of 
my estat when my detes ar payed to be 6 e equelly deuided ||be- 
twen|| my mother l|and|| broth ''s John and Joseph Andrus and 
dow make my brother Samuel Symonds my exsekter to louk 
after the true performens of this my las wile and dow giue 
him that which ensin goule ad danel blaike doth owe to me ad 
this is my tru wile ad testamoni as witnes my hand this 6 day 
of desember in the year of our lord 1675." 

Robard Andru[s]. 

Witness : Samuel Symonds, Josue Bisson. 

Proved in Ispwich court Mar. 28, 1676 by the witnesses. 

Inventory of the estate of Robard Androus, taken by Abra- 
ham Reddington and John Gould who were chosen by Sam- 
uel Symons : 2 oxen, lOli. ; 1 Coue, 41i. ; 3 piges. Hi. ; 1 parcell 
of flaxe. Hi. 12s.; 1 mare, 2li. ; 1 new bariell, 3s. 6d. ; 1 old 
bariell, 2s. ; 1 parcill of befe and suate, 21i. ; 1 parcill of porke, 
Hi. 15s. ; 1 parcill of clothes, 41i. 4s. ; nailes, 6s. ; 1 chest, 
16s.; 1 saddell and stuirup and sturips Lethers, Hi. Is. 4d. ; 
1 bridall, rains and bits, 4s.; 4 axes, 1 howe, 2 okers, Hi.; 2 
boshiall of wheat, 12s.; 2 boshiall of rie, 9s.; 22 boshiall of 
Indon Corne^ 31i. 17s.; 5 boshiall of Lime, 5s.; 1 siseth and 
takiling to et, 4s. 6d. ; 1 pike, 4s. ; ye halfe part of a whipswa, 
4s.; 2 weges, 3s.; 1 gr. 21b. bar Iron, 6s. 6d. ; 1 share and 
Coulter, 6s. ; 1 slead, 3s. ; 1 brake. Is. ; 1 mine Carte, oo. ; 
total, 361i. 18s. lOd. 



48 THE PROBATE RECORDS OB ESSEX COUNTY. 

The remainder of the inventory taken by Abraham Eed- 
ington, Samuel (his mark) burtt: a lese of medowe, 311. 
Is. 6d. ; tene akers of earabel land and medo, 2511.; the house, 
281i. ; a hundred and fiftie akers of land, 15011.; a sarg sute, 
Hi. 8s.; a bybel, 5s.; a short, 3s.; sadel Cloth, 2s.; Iq and 26 
pound of bar Eiren, lis. 6d. ; total, 20811. lis. The deptes 
ar that do as yet apear, 22li. 5s. 6d. 

Attested in Ipswich court Mar. 28, 1676 by Samuell 
Symonds, executor. 

Essex County Probate Files, Doclcet 710. 

Estate of Thomas Newman^ Sr. 

"The Last will & testem : of Thomas Newman sr Jan'' : 8*^ : 
1675 In the name of god almighty amen: &c. I Thomas New- 
man Beinge Weake in Body though in perfect strenth of mem- 
ory &c Comit my spirit to god that gaue it & my Body to bee 
desently Buried — Doe beequeath & glue to my sonns, Thomas 
Newman & John Ne^vman. all the houses & Lands thay Now 
stand possest w*"^ all. and also doe glue unto Each of them: 
two Cowes & tenn sheepe, (weathers & Eaws one with the 
other, w**^ rams) p ps and I do glue to my sonn Thomas one 
mare of a Blacke Brown Cullour of 7 years old, & my mare of 
a flexen meaine & Taile of 4 years old to my sonn John : & 
also I giue my two red oxen to my sonn Thomas : and I do 
giue my Dwelling house with all my Lands unto my sonn 
Benjamin Niewman together with all my household stuffe & 
goods with all the rest of my Cattle, Carts plows, &c. wch 
sonn Benjamin I make my Executor, out of wch estate 
abouesd giuen to him I order that my sd sonn Benjamin, shall 
Let my wel beloued "\nfe Sarah Newman, In Joy all the East 
End of my now dwellinge house, with such a part of the seller 
as she shall Judg necessery for her own use, & also Let her 
haue & in Joy so much of the household stuffe, as shee shall 
Judg necessery for her use, & Let her haue two Cowes & six 
sheepe, & maintaine the same both winter & sumer & findo 
her with Conuenient firewood as much as shee shall neede, all 
wch I do order & will my sonn Benjamin to find & p^'uide 
together with Eight pounds p yeare. Either in wheat barly or 
Indian Corne: or to his mothers Content all wch shall bee 
duringe her Naturall Life and further I do order my sonn, 
Benjamin: to deliuer unto my sonns Thomas Ne^vanan & 
John Newman: one acker of Land (in John Mannings) 
Neck : per. ps : afer my welbeloued wifes decease : together 
with that Lot at plum Island I bought of symon Tuttle, to bee 



THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 49 

Equally deuided betwixt them : and also w"" as it hath pleased 
god by his prouidence to call my sonn Benjamin : into the 
warrs. in case hee should not returne, but y* god should take 
him away to him selfe: then it is my will^ that what so Euer 
I ||haue|| given to my sonn Benjamin, that it shall bee Equally 
deuided between my sonn Thomas: & my sonn John thay to 
performe to my wife what so Euer I haue appoynted my sonn 
Benjamin to doe." 

Thomas (his f mark) Newman, sr. 

Witness : ffrancis Wainwright, Jolm Wainwright. 

Proved in Ipswich court Mar. 28, 1676 by the witnesses. 

Inventory taken Feb. 9, 1675 by Francis Wainwi-ight and 
John Whipple : in moneys, 71i. ; Wearing apparel, 81i. ; 2 beds 
in ye parler wth one rugg, 3 blanchets & bedsted, curttaines 
and Valins, 91i. ; chests & table Chaire & Cuchings & forme, 
21i. 4s. ; 7 pr. of sheets, 31i. 2s. ; 5 pillowbears, table cloath, Hi. 
15s. ; 1 fine wicker bascet, 5s. ; Cobbirons, 10s. ; pewter & tin 
wares, 21i. 7s. ; one warming pan, 10s. ; pessel & morter, 9s. ; 
basting ladle. Is. 6d. ; one grater & lanthorn, 3s. 6d. ; one larg 
Kettle, other brase, 31i, 15s.; potts & Kittle of lorne, 31i. ; 
lorn skillet & spit, 10s., 3 guns, 41i. ; 2 swords & belts, 5li. 
10s. ; bellows, salt box, tonges, 6s. 6d. ; slice, 4s. ; 4 chairs, 6s. ; 
frying pan, 4s. ; wheele, 5s. ; one small chest, 5s. ; another 
wheele, 3s. 6d. ; cards, 6s.; 3 beere barrels, 7s.; Cheese, 31i.; 
butter, 15s. ; chest & appls, 8s. ; 3 trays, 4s. ; one hogshed, 
12d. ; churn, 5s., beef, pork & tubbs, 41i. 5s. ; Earthen ware & 
wooden dishes, 10s. ; 2 sives, 3s., 2 Kellors, 2 tubbs, 18s. ; 3 
payls, 5s. ; scayls, 12d. ; bed & steed & furniture, 61i. ; 30011. 
wool, 91i. cotton wool, 51i. 9s. ; hempe, 10s. ; fethers, 20s. ; more 
heemp & flex, 15s. ; more beding, 31i. ; Indian Corne, lOli. ; 
pease 20 bushells, 41i. ; barly 15 bushels, 2 hogdhds, 4s., 3li. 
4s. ; 2 shovels, 7s. 4d. ; 1 pr. Fetters, 5s. ; sadle & bridle, Hi. ; 
3 siths & forks. Hi. ; hoos & sickles, 9s. ; Utensall for Husben- 
dry, 6li. lis.; Cannows, 21i. ; wheat & ry, 15s.; woolin, 4li. ; 
dwelling house & barns & land adjoininge, 20011.; land in 
manings neck, 3611.; marsh behind ye hill, 5011.; marsh at 
plum Hand, 2411. ; 4 oxen & 2 steers, 3011. ; 8 Cowes, 3011, ; 
young Cattell, 811.; 4 maires, 611.; 3 young horses, 511.; 40 
sheep, 1611.; 4 swine & foules, 2 11. 10s.; Hay, lOli. ; tramels, 
4s. 2d.; debts due to ye estate, 1111.; total, 53811. 19s. 

Attested in Ipswich court Mar. 28, 1676 by Benjamin New- 
man, executor of his father's will. 

Essex County Prolate Files, Docket 19,434. 



50 the probate records of essex county, 

Estate of Samuel Simons of Lynn. 

Administration upon the estate of Samuell Simons, intes- 
tate, was granted Mar. 28, 1676, to Clement Coldom, who 
brought in an inventory amounting to about 161i. 

Ipswich Quarterly Court Records, vol. 5, page 278. 

Inventory of the estate of Samuell Simons, grandchild of 
Tho. Couldum of Lynn, who died in the beginning of August 
1675, taken Dec. 6', 1675 by John Burrill, Thomas Browne 

and Joannah (her mark) Couldum: 1 Hatt, 1 Coate & 

1 Carsye Coate, Hi. 10s. 6d. ; Breeches & jackit, 12s. ; shooes 
& Lumber, 6s. 6d. ; 1 Pistle, 1 chest, 7s. 6d. ; neate Catle, 31i. 
16s. 6d. ; sheep, Hi. 2s.; Horse Flesh, 31i. ; 1 gun Lock, 8s.; 
Indion Corne 27 bush., 4li. Is.; Barlye 5 bushell, Hi.; wheat 
1 halfe Bushell, 2s. 6d. ; total, 161i. 6s'. 6d. 

Attested in Ipswich court Mar. 28, 1676 by Clement 
Coldam. Essex County Probate Files, Docket 27,133, 

Estate of Mrs. Margaret Eogers. 

Administration upon the estate of Mrs. Margret Eogers, in- 
testate, was granted Mar. 28, 1676, to Mr. John Eogers, her 
eldest son, who was ordered to bring in an inventory to the 
next Ipswich court. 

Ipswich Quarterly Court Records, vol. 5, page 278. 

Estate of John Ayres of Brookfield. 

Administration upon the estate of John Ayres of Qaboag, 
intestate, was granted Mar. 28, 1676, to Susana Ayres, the 
widow. There being an inventory brought in amounting to 
195li., and there being seven sons and a daughter, court or- 
dered 95li. to be divided among the children, the eldest son 
John, with what he already had to be made up a double por- 
tion, and the remainder to be equally divided, the widow to 
have the rest of the estate. 

Ipswich Quarterly Court Records, vol. 5, page 278. 

Inventory of the estate of John Ayres of Brookfield taken 
Sept. 13, 1675, by John Brewer, sr. and Simon Stace: six 
oxen, 331i. ; ten cowes, 301i. ; two steers two yere old, 5li. 10s.; 
two heifers the same age, 51i. 10s. ; one heifer more & too 
yerelings & one bull, 81i. 10s. 

Inventory taken Mar, 27, 1676 by John Brewer, sr. and 
Simon Stace : one Kettle & too scillets. Hi. 10s. ; pewter plat- 



THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 61 

ters & pots & other small things, 41i. 14s. ; foure coverlids & 
one Rug, 71i. ; Three paire of curtaines & valiants, 411. 10s. ; 
six good blancketts & foure old ones, 61i.; six feather beds, 
nine bolsters & nine pillows, 28li. ; some woolen & linen cloath, 
Hi. 8s. ; one old bed teeking & bolster, 15s. ; two 
paire of sheets, five paire more of worne sheets, 41i. 
15s.; twelve pillowbeers, Hi. 16s.; one hollen sheete, 
three bord cloaths, 2li. 5s. ; twelve napkins & three 
towells. Hi. 3s. ; two Guns and three cutlashs, 51i. Is. ; one 
sith, four sack & one bag, lis. 6d. ; a mantle, a sive botom, 
three spoones, 17s. ; Bibles & other Bookes, Hi. 16s. ; wearing 
cloathes, 71i. 12s. ; in money, 341i. 10s. ; total, 195li. 13s. 6d. 

Attested in Ipswich court Mar. 28, 1676 by Susana Ayres, 
the administratrix. 

Statement of Susanna Ayres that she had seven sons and 
one daughter and that her eldest son hath had of her husband 
too oxen, one cow, a fatt hogg, one sow & piggs, one pewter 
dish, a fether bed & bolster, one Eug & blancket & a paire of 
sheetes. 

Essex County Prolate Files. Docket 1,089. 

Estate of Thomas Small of Salem, 

Upon request of Ruth Small, whose husband deceased in- 
testate, court Mar. 28, 1676, appointed her administratrix of 
his estate, and ordered her to bring in an inventory to the 
next Salem court. 

Ipswich Quarterly Court Records, vol. 5, page 279. 

Inventory of the estate of Thomas Small, who deceased 
Jan. 26, 1675, taken by John Putnam and Richard (his 
R mark) Leach: housing and land, 25011.; two oxen, lOli, ; 13 
cows, 48li. 15s.; 5 Cataill of 2 year old, 121i. 10s.; 5 of a year 
old, 61i. 5s. ; 25 sheep, 121i. 10s. ; 3 mares & a horse & a Coult, 
51i. ; sadel, Bridle, Pistolls & houlsters, Belt, Rapyer, 31i. 10s. ; 
a Gune, Hi. 10s. ; his wearing Cloaths, 13li. 2s. ; feather bead, 
Boulsters & Pillows & Beadsteed, Curtins & valians & a Ruge 
& a Blanket, a pair of shets, lOli. ; 3 sheets & other Linen, Hi. 
6s.; mony, 10s.; 10 lb. of Coten woolle, 10s.; 17 lb. of woollen 
yearn, Hi. 15s.; Cheese & Boxes, 15s.; Chairs, 10s.; a Litell 
Table, 5s.; a trundle Bead & Beading, 2li, 10s. ; Bead & Bead- 
ing & Beadsteed, 31i. ; 32 lb. of Sheeps woole, Hi. 12s. ; a pair 
of stillvards, Hi. ; Cart Rope & Pilion, 18s. ; for a fanne, 4s. ; 
old Barills, 13s. ; 17 Bushills of Barill, 31i. 8s. ; 2 bushells of 
Eye, 8s.; 15 bushells of pease, 311.; 80 bushells of Indian 



52 THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

Corn, 121i. ; sacks, 12s.; chains, Hi. 6s.; shars & Coulters, 
Hi.; axes, 16s.; hous, 10s.; Betell & wedges & old Iron, Hi.; 
swin, 4li. ; Keards & whells, 10s.; siths & Tackeling, 6s.; 3 
Iron potes, Hi. ; a f riing pan & "warming pan, 3s. ; Barills & 
other wooden warr. Hi. ; wooden with other things, 2li. ; meat, 
21i. 10s.; Cart & whells. Hi.; 8 Bushells of Barlly, Hi. 12s.; 
Hemp & flax, 15s.; Glase, 4s.; total, 42711. Debtor to several 
persons, 13511. 7s. 4d. ; debts due from severall persons, 5811. 
10s. 5d. 

Allowed in Salem court 30: 4: 1676. 

Essex County Quarterly Court Files, vol. 25, leaf 62. 

Euth, the relict of Tho. Smale, was appointed administra- 
trix of his estate and made oath to the inventory, 30:4: 
1676. She was bound with Edward Groves. 

Salem Quarterly Court Records, vol. 5, leaf 96. 

Petition, dated Salem, Mar. 25, 1676, of Euth (her U 
mark) Small, Jolm (his f mark) Small, Edward Grove, John 
Putnam and John Buxton, that the estate of Thomas Small 
should be divided as follows, said Euth having taken advice 
of her father Small, her uncle Grove, her brother John Bux- 
ton and Mr. John Putnam : that the court make her adminis- 
tratrix; that slie have liberty to bring up her four children 
herself, to continue with her until they come of age unless she 
see cause to dispose of them otherwise for their better educa- 
tion; that her son William as soon as he comes of age may 
have the one-half of the farm that is undisposed of, with the 
meadow belonging, having his part on the east side of the 
farm adjoining ISTathaniell Putnam's, not meddling with the 
housing or any part of the improved land; that as soon as 
her daughters Lidia, Hanna and Ann come of age, they were 
to have 401i. each ; that her father John Small, her uncle Ed- 
ward Grove, her brother John Buxton and Mr. John Putnam 
be overseers. 

Allowed in Salem court, 30 : 9 : 1676, the 40li. dis- 
posed of to the child deceased to be equally divided between 
the mother and three children. 

Essex County Quarterly Court Files, vol. 24, leaf 120. 

Estate of Freegrace Norton. 

Administration upon the estate of Freegrace Norton, who 
was slain in the war, was granted ]\Iar. 28, 1676, to Mr. 
Francis Wainwright, and there being not a sufficient amount 
to satisfy the debts, court ordered that the debts be paid ac- 



THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 53 

cording to ]3roportiou. If any were not satisfied with tlieir 
proportion, they were given liberty to take their course, if they 
could find any other estate not inventoried. 

Ipswich Quarterly Court Records, vol. 5, page 279. 

Thomas Borraan, sr,, Walter Eoper, Abraham Tilton and 
Elihu Wardal, chosen to appraise the work done by Freegras 
Norton for Docter Dane, found it to be worth 241i. 12s. 6d. 
Approved by the court, Mar. 30, 1676. Eobert Lord, cleric. 

Inventory of the estate of Freegrace Norton, taken Mar. 
38, 1676 : 1 orchard of three quarters of an acre, 15li. ; 

1 bedsted curtains & valins, 31i. 10s.; 1 Cubbord & Cubbord 
Cloath, 31i. 4s.; 1 table & one forme & one Carpit, Hi.; 6 
chairs & 3 Cushins, 14s. ; one Chest with Locke & key, 5s. ; 

2 pr. sheets, 2li.; 2 table Cloaths & 6 napkins, 10s.; one Bible 
& one sermon booke, 7s. ; one silver dram cupp & 1 pr. shooe 
buckles, 7s. ; 1 settle & 1 small table & 1 Inkhorne, 10s. 6d. ; 
1 brass skillet, 1 Kettle, 1 warminge pann. Hi. 10s. ; 3 pewter 
Dishes & 3 porringers, 14s. ; one Pewter pot & 3 Cupps, 5s. ; 
one Tin kettle & 4 Tin pans, one tunnel & 1 sass pan, 7s. 6d. ; 
1 pr. tonges, fire shovell & Grid Iron, 10s. ; one fryinge pann, 

1 pr. Bellows, 5s. 6d. ; one spitt, one Jacke & waite. Hi. 5s. ; 

3 pailes & 1 pigen, 5s. ; 2 boules, 3 dishes, 6 trenchers, 3s. ; 
Earthen ware, 2s. ; spoons, 12d. ; 4 barrels, & 2 halfe barrels 
& 1 meshinge tubb. Hi. ; 3 Keelers & one trucklebed sted & 

2 Chests, 6s.; one broadax & one Narrow ax, 7s.; working 
tooles & 1 pr. beetle rings, 19s. ; 1 Candlesticke, 2 hookes 
& staples, 2s. 6d. ; one seate in the meeting house. Hi. ; total, 
36li. 10s. What Charge FreegTace Norton was in repaireinge 
the house, by 1,000 foote pine Boards, 31i. ; Laying 2 floors, 
findinge all nailes & sleeprs., 15s.; 2 doors, 2 pr. hooks & 
hinges, one Locke, pettel, &c., 15s.; stoninge a seller, 5s.; 2 
pr. staires, 8s.; 1,000 brickes, 20s.; for whiteing ye roome, 
9s. ; Glass, 14s. ; Ensigne Tho. Burnum Walter Eoper, Abra. 
Tilton & Elihu Wardell being Chosen p Docter Deane & 
Goody Norton to apprise the worke Freegrace Norton did for 
ye sd Deane & thay finde it worth 241i. 12s. 6d. ; Goodman 
Bridges is dr. to the estate, 6s. ; total, £68. 2s. 6d. 

Essex County Quarterly Court Files, vol. 25, leaves 122, 123. 

Francis Wainwright renounced his administratorship of 
the estate of Freegrace Norton granted in March last. 

John Wainwi'ight was appointed Sept. 26, 1676, adminis- 
trator of the estate of Freegi-ace Norton. He was to allow the 
■widow her thirds of the land and to pay no debt except to his 



54 THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

satisfaction due and legally ])roved; also to pay as far as the 
estate could be sold for. 

Ipswich Quarterly Court Records, vol. 5, page 283, 

Estate of John Witt, Sr., of Lynn. 

"This is the Last will, & testament of John ^\^tt senio"" of 
Lynn in the Countye of Essex written the tweluth daye of 
September, Ano : Domni 1675 : whoe being sicke, & weake of 
bodye, but of good memorye, & understanding. Imp: I be- 
queath my bodye to the earth, & my spirrit to the Lord that 
gaue it It : I giue to my daughter Ann Barnitt, five shillings 
shee haueing receiued her portion alredye. It : I giue to my 
Daughter Elizabeth five shillings shee also haueing receiued 
her portion alreddye. It : I give to my daughter Sarah six 
pounds to bee paid to her with in two years after my deseace. 
It: I give vnto my daughter Marye twentye pounds to bee 
paide vnto her with in thi*ee yeares after my deseace but in 
case shee shall marrye, sooner, then it, to bee pd : at her 
marryage It: I give vnto my daughter Martha, twentye 
pounds to bee paid, vnto herr ||in|| foure yeares after 
my deseace, but if shee shall marrye Sooner, then it to bee 
paid her, at her marryage. It : I give vnto my son John witt, 
my now dwelling house & house Lott with all my houseing 
vppon it to him his heires & assignes for ever, with all 
Comons, Libertyes, & p''vilidges what soe ever be Longing 
there vnto (viz) to take possession of at his now Mothers 
marryage if shee shall marrye againe, but if shee shall not 
marrye againe but remaine a widdow then my Son John not 
to haue it in his possion untill his said mothers death, & then 
to possesse it. It : I give to my Son Thomas witt, all my 
Land l)y the meeting house which I bought of m^ : King with 
all Comons Liliertyes & p''vilidges what soe be Longing there 
vnto, to him, his heires, & assignes for ever & alsoe ten acres 
of my marsh ground this being to bee vnderstood that I 
herel)y doe give \mto my affore sd son John witt all the rest 
of my marsh ground & doe referr vnto the overseers of this 
my will the Layeing out for my Son Tho: witt: ||y* sd|| ten 
acres of my marsh indifferentlye they haueing an eye to the 
goodnesse & badnesse of my marsh the convenience, & incon- 
veuiencye soe y* neither of my sonns maye be ^^Tonged & bee 
the said Thomas to haue possession of his whole guift both of 
vpland, & marsh ground at the death of his now mother 

"It: I give unto my wife Sarah the vse, of all my affore 
said houses Lands & marsh ground with all there appurten- 



THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 55 

ances & privilidges as aboiie said to improue for her best ad- 
vantage dureing all the tyme shee shall remaine my widdow 
It: I giue vnto my affore sd wife all my Catles & Liveing 
stocke of all sorts to gether with debts due to mee, & also 
all my moveable estate both within dores, & without to bee 
at her dispose for ||her|| owne Comfortable Livelyhood dure- 
ing the tyme shee shall remaine my widdow & if shee shall 
•dye my widdow then shee is to dispose of what parte of my 
. moveable estate maye bee then Left to all, my children in 
generall, or ||to|| which of them shee pleases but if shee shall 
marrye with any man Then my will is, & I doe here by im- 
power my Son John witt to enter possession vp])on two 
thirds of all my houseing Lands & marsh ground, as abouesd 
to bee disposed of as abouesd, I herebye glueing to my wife 
one third part of all my houses Land, & marsh ground as 
aboue sd dureing her naturall life. Alsoe my will is y^ if my 
wife Sarah shall marrye againe, that before shee doe marrye, 
shee doe devide all my moueable estate as aboue sd which then 
maye be Left, amongst all my children in generall |]as shee 
pleases II & doe hereby impower my son John, with the over- 
seers of this my will, to see it be don : It : I bequeath to my 
grandchild Hester witt one ewe Lamb. It : my will is that in 
Case any of my children shall dye before the tyme the shall 
receiue their respectiue Legacyes as aboue said then their 
Legacyes to bee paid to their brethren or brother abouesd if 
Liveing. It: My will is that where as their are severall 
Legacyes to be paid as abousd, & alsoe : ten pounds to be paid 
by mee to my Grandchild Hester witt, as it being soe willed 
by her father Jonathan witt : that soe much of it as shall bee 
due to bee paide dureing y** tyme my estate in generall shall 
bee in my wifes hands as abouesd, shee shall paye it out of the 
moveable estate but soe much of it as maye not bee due to bee 
paide whilest the tyme of the deseace, or marryage of my wife 
Sarah with some other man as aforesd My two sons John: & 
Tho : witt shall paye it after this proportion to my son : John 
Thirtye five pounds & my Son Thomas ff if teen pounds & that 
vppon this consideracon y* I haue giuen y™ all my houseing 
Lands & marsh ground, as aboue sd this iDeing to bee under- 
stood, that how far short that which my Sons : John, & 
Thomas maye paye of it shall be of fiftye pounds the shall 
make it up fiftye pounds to be paid to her to dispose of It: 
I make my wife Sarah my Lawfull: Executrix Last I doe 
desyre & apoynt my Loueing ffriends John Burrell Ka- 
thaniell Kertland senio'', & Mathew farington to be overseers 



56 THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

of this my will In: witt: whereof I haue put my hand this 
being to bee vnderstood to bee the meaning of that fiftye in 
the interline next before where I make my wife my executrix 
that IfE my sons shall paye noe pt of y^. 10": nor of the 
Legacyes abouesd then tfohn: shall paye to the assigns or 
assignie of his mother 35" & Tho: 15":' but if the shall paye 
any part of it by soe much the shall deduct & the tyme of the 
payment is at their mothers death." 

John (his D mark) witt Senio"". 

Witness: Andrew Mansfeild, Joseph mainsfeild, Deborah 
(her V mark) Mansfeild. 

Proved in Ipswich court Mar. 28, 1676 by Andrew and 
Joseph Mansfield. 

Inventory of the estate of John Witt, Sr. of Lynn, de- 
ceased Dec." 2, 1675, taken Dec. 14, 1675 by John Fuller and 
Andrew Mansfeild: weareing Apparill, Lyuing & woollen, 
21i. 15s.; Bed Coverings, 21i. 2s.; five pare of sheets, 5li. 10s.; 
fether Bed, 1 boulster, 3 pillowes, 61i. ; fether bed with other 
Bedding, 81i. Is.; more Bedding, Hi. 4s.; Bedstead, Hi. 10s.; 
Table, Carpitt, Table Lining, 4li. 2s. ; Lining Cloth, 411. Is. ; 
woolen Cloth, 31i. 17s. 6d.; Flax, woole, 31i. 12s.; Puter_& 
Tinn' ware, 31i. lis. 2d.; Iron & Brass potts & ketles, pestile 
& morter & posnets, 2li. Is. 6d. ; Fryeing pan, 2 Hakes, 1 
Grid Iron, 1 spit, Ipr. tonngs, 21i. 4s. ; 1 spade, 3 axes, 1 
Hamer, 1 Hooe, 1 Mattake, 1 Hetchell & haye Hooke, Hi. 3s. 
6d. ; wedges, beetle rings. Hoops & boxes for cart whells, Hi. 
Is. 6d. ; Armes & Ammunition, Hi. 10s. ; chest, Boxes, cheres 
& Fann, Hi. 16s.; Bookes, Hi.; English & Indion Corne, 141i. 
5s. ; Neate catle & sheep, 571i. 12s. ; swine Flesh, llli. 2s. ; To- 
baccoe, 21i. ; Carts, plows, chains, yoks & Apurtenances, 411. 
12s. ; Butter, cheese & Beefe, 31i. 10s. ; spining wheels, woole 
cards, smoothing iron, 12s. 6d. ; Syder, chees press, cheese 
fatts, 31i. 6s. 6d. ; Pailes, Doe tub & some Lumber, 18s.; 1 
Horse, 21i. ; A Loome for to weave in, sleas & Harniss &c., 
51i. ; grindle stone, syths & sickles, Hi. Is. ; new Iron, 2 
Bottles, a baskitt, pannill & sadle. Hi. ; monyes. Hi. 4s. ; The 
house lott, 6 acres in estimation wth ye houseing & orchard 
vppon it, 16011.; 5 acres by the meeting house with the or- 
chard uppon it, 32li. ; marsh ground, 11511.; total. 47211. 7s. 
Due to the estate in monyes, 51i. Debts due from the estate, 
211. 6s. 

Attested in Ips^dch court Mar. 28, 1676 by Sarah Witt, 
widow and executrix. 

Essex County Probate Files, Docket 30,221. 



the probate records of essex county. 57 

Estate of Daniel Kolfe. 

Administration on the estate of Daniell Roff, intestate, 
granted by the Ipswich court Mar. 28, 1676, to his brother 
Ezra Eoff, and there being an inventory brought in of 381i., 
the court ordered the estate to be left in his hands. 

Inventory of the estate of Daniell Rooffe, slain in the "wars 
at the Narogaynseths" : one Cloke, 21i. 12s. ; one Koote made 
of Sarch, Hi. 10s. ; one Clooth Koote, IBs. ; a payer of draw- 
ers, 6s. ; a doblet & bridges, Hi, ; one old Cloth Clooke, Hi. ; 
a payer draers and waskot. Is. ; 2 payer old Bridges, Is. ; thre 
hats, 6s. 6d. ; one shert and drawers, 8s. ; 2 bands, a Neck 
Clooth and one payer of sleefes, 12s.; one belt and ponts, 4s.; 
small Tools, 12s. 3d. ; Coopers tools, 31i. 7s. ; one ax, 2s. 6d. ; 
one gone stik boer. Is. 6d. Debts due by a bill of Schoer Wil- 
son, 31i. 9s. 5d. ; Jo. Chack for a gun, 8s. ; my father Eooffe, 
1311. 6s. 8d. ; Jas. Smith, 8s. ; Jos. Lee, 5s. ; Mr. Lord, Clerk, 
10s.; Jon. Kindrik, 3s.; total, 181i. 10s. Id. More by 2 goons 
and 4 barrels of goons, 31i. Is. ; goodman Wood of Rowly, 21i. 
10s.; Jaemes Myrick of Newbery, Hi. 10s.; 3000 of Barrel 
Staves and heading, 41i. 10s. ; a bill of Joseph Wilson of 
Auditor, 31i. 10s. ; debts due from the estate, 4li. 4s. 6d. ; total 
clear estate, 421i. 8s. 4d. 

Attested in Ipswich court Mar. 28, 1676 by Ezra Eoffe, ad- 
ministrator. 

Essex County Probate Files, Docket 24,105, 

Estate op Daniel Somerby of ISTewbury. 

"I Daniell Sumerby beeing Caled to goe forth to war by 
gods prouidens : this is my will that my sister Elizabeths 
Clarkes eldest soon shall bee my Ayre of all my Lands 
exep[t] that twoe acors of medow liing with goodman hals 
below the ox Comon : that I doe alot to henry hale : and the 
heire of my Land shall pay to my sister Saras 2 Children 
Thomas and Judah tiue pound a pees and to the rest of my 
sisters Elizabeths Childred forty shillins apees : and the rest 
of my estate after my Lawfull debts are payd I doe: giue to 
my brothers and sisters Equally to be deuided: and I doe a 
point my father Coffin : and my brother Nathanell Clarke : to 
see this Last will and testament of mine ]5erformed : this was 
written the 2Q> of October in the 1675 yere of our Lord:"' 

Daniell Sumerby. 
(se.4l) 



58 THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

Witness: Mary Coffin, John (his X mark) Wolmford. 
Proved in Ipswich court Mar. 28, 1G7G by the witnesses. 
Essex Countij Probate Files, Docket 25,842. 

Estate of Thomas Smith of Xewbury. 

Administration u]3on the estate of Thomas Smith of New- 
bnry, who was slain in the war, was granted Mar. 28, 1676, 
to James and John Smith, his brothers, and court ordered 
that it be equally divided between them. 

Ipswich Quarterly Court Becords. vol. 5, page 277. 

Inventory of the estate of Thomas Smith of Newbury who 
was slayne when Ca])t. Lathrop was slayne, taken Mar. 22, 
1675-76 by Eobert Ix)ng and Anthony Sonierby: foure acres 
of plowland, 3 acres of pasture, 4 acres salt marsh & 3 acres 
of swamp or slow land, 55li. ; A yoke of oxen & a 4 yeare old 
heifer, IGli. 10s.; His weareing apparrell, 5li. ; A Chest, 
Crosscut saw, broad Axe, 2 Augurs, maul, 2 Addes, Eule & a 
Raypier, 2li. 8s. ; snapsack & a bible & 2 paper bookes, 8s. 6d. ; 
debts due to him about Hi. ; total, 801i. 6s. 6d. The debts he 
owes, lOli. 

The deceased was out in the Coinitry service about 7 weeks, 
he was at first Corporall & after Sergent under the said Capt. 
Lathrop & had all his Amies & Amunition well fixt which is 
all lost except the Rapier. 

Received in Ipswich court Mar. 28, 1676. 

Essex County Probate Files, Docket 25,780. 

Estate of Samuel Stevens. 

Inventory of the estate of Samuell Stevens who was slayne 
when Capt. Lathrop was slayne taken Sept. 27, 1675 by An- 
thony Somerby and Augustin Steadman : his cro]5 of corne of 
all sorts, 5li. ; a yoake of oxen, a cow cS: a calfe, 141i. 15s. ; horse 
and a 3 yer old mare & 2 yerling colt, 81i. 10s. ; 5 or six sheep. 
Hi. 15s.; Apparrell, skins, tooles & lumber, 21i. 10s.; his book 
debts about 161i. ; sadlers ware, Hi.; four load of Hay, 21i. ; 
total, 5Hi. 10s. His debts about 201i. 

Addition to the inventory above; A sute of clothes. Hi. 
10s. ; a remnant of broadcloth. Hi. 10s. ; his wages. Hi. 17s. 
8d. ; a new trooping sadle. Hi. 10s. ; sadlers ware sold to An- 
thony Somerby, 2li. ; more for sadlers ware, 51i. ; a new sadle 
& bridle & gunne pressed away for the Countryes service. 
New debts that did not appeare till of late : to Mr. Wayn- 



THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 59 

Wright, 21i. 7s. -id. ; Rates, 3li. 4s. ; deduction of debts, 21i. ; 
due to Benaia Titcomb, Hi. 6s. ; total, 71i. 17s. 4d. 

Attested in Ipswich court Mar. 28, 1676 by Wni. Titcomb. 
Essex County Probate Files, Docket 26,419. 

Estate of Simon Thompson of Ipswich. 

"In y® name of God Amen. I Simond Tomson of Ipswich, 
weake in body, but of perfect understanding and memory, 
after ye bequeathing my soule into ye hands of my mercifull 
Eedeemer, and my body unto decent buryall, doe in case of 
death thus dispose of my estate, w*"" God hath graciously given 
mee : Inprirais, I give unto Rachel my beloved wife, my dwell- 
ing house and land, w*^'* was part of Hayfeilds farme, and now 
in y'^ use and tenure of Thomas Atwood, w*'' two cowes, two 
bullockes, six sheep during y® terme of her naturall life, pro- 
vided she remaynes a widow; but in case she marryes agayn I 
give her in lieu thereof six pound yearly out of y*' same dur- 
ing y^ sayd terme of her naturall life : Item I give unto her all 
ye houshold stnft'e w*"'' she brought w*'' her at her marryage, to 
her and her heyres for ever: Item I give to her during ye 
terme of her naturall life my best coverlet, w"' ye new bed- 
teek, my new trunke, my new box, one Iron pot, one por- 
xenger, one pewter dish, a spoon, chafing dish, warming pan, 
brasse fire pan and tongs one of ye green say cushions, but 
after her decease I give them all to my Grandchild Mary 
wood. Item I give unto her four pound a year so long as she 
liveth, due by bill from my son in Law Abraham Fits. Item 
I give unto my Grandcliild Simond wood my house ^'herein I 
now dwell w*'^ all ye priviledges, and appurtenances thereunto 
belonging, w*'^ all y*^ land, pasture, arable, and meadow, not 
after disposed of, he allowing liberty to his brothers Samuell 
and William to keep three cowes apeice in ye cow pasture, 
himselfe keeping foure. I give ye sayd p'^mises to him and 
to ye heyres of his body lawfully begotten for ever; and for 
want of such heyres, I give all ye sayd premises to his brothers 
Thomas [[and tomson || wood in like manner, provided alwayes 
y* he pay unto his Sister Joannah, and to his cousin Sarah 
Fits, thirty pounds ||a peice|| when they come to y** age of 
twenty one yeares. Item I give the dwelling house and ye 
land belonging to it at Hayfeilds Farme, after my wives de- 
cease to my Grand Children Thomas wood, and Thomson 
wood, equally to be divided betwixt them, provided they pay 
thirty pound betwixt them to their Sister Sarah, when she 
comes at age, and after they come unto ye possession of ye 



60 THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

sayd house and land. Item I give unto my Grand child Sam- 
uell wood lithe house his father lives in|| w**^ all ye priviledges, 
lands & appurtenances thereunto belonging after y^ death of 
his father and his mother, according as is mentioned in a deed 
concerning y® same^ but my will is yt ye sayd be nulled after 
this my will comes to take place, provided alwayes yt ye five 
Acres I bought of Thomas Lee, be not included in this devise. 
"Item I give unto my Grand child william wood the house 
and land I bought of Goodman ]\Iore w*^ y*^ Marsh at Plumbe 
Island belonging thereunto, the five acres I bought of Thomas 
Lee, after y® decease of his father, and mother. Item I give 
unto my Grandchild Mary wood one acre of land towards M"" 
Hubbards Corner, being part of y® house Lot, I bought of M"" 
Jonathan wade, or George Hadly, as also I give unto her, six 
acres of land bought of Deacon Goodhue adjoyning to Good- 
man Hunts land, and next ye High way. Item my will is y*^ 
my Grand children Abram Fits, and Sarah Fits shall enjoy 
my halfe of y*^ house and land possessed by their father, after 
his decease : But y*" six acres I bought of Eichard Nicholls, at 
ye east end of heart-breake hill, I give unto my Grand child 
Abraham Fits. Item my will is yt my daughter wood shall 
enjoy the house where she now dwells w^^ all y® land belong- 
ing thereunto, according to y*' true intent of a deed concern- 
ing ye same, w*"'' sayd deed I leave in y® hand of a friend to 
keep for yt end. Item my will is yt in case any of my Grand 
children should dye before they come to age, or leave no issue 
behinde them lawfully begotten, that then the land or legacyes 
bequeathed unto them, be equally divided amongst ye rest of 
their brothers and sisters. Lastly my will is yt my debts be 
all payd w*'^ convenient speed, after my funerall charges, and 
to that end I constitute and appo}Tit my son-in-law Isayah 
wood the sole Executo'" of this my last Will and Testament, 
hereby disanulling all former Wills, In witnes whereof I have 
hereunto set my hand and scale this 25*^ of June in ye yea re 
1675. Further My will is, yt in case my daughter wood be 
left a widow, yt her Sonne Simond shall pay unto her fourty 
shillings a yeare during ye time of her widowhood and yt ||her 
sons II Thomas wood, and Thomson wood shall pay her in ye 
like manner twenty shillings by ye 3^eare each of them, while 
she remayTis a widow ; likewise I desire my loving friends M"" 
W". Hubbard, ]\P John Eogers, and Deacon W^.^Goodhue, to 
be ye overseers of this my last Will ; Item I give ye new teek 



THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 61 

mentioned above to ni}- wife for ever, not w*'* standing w* ever 
is above expressed." 

Simon (his M mark) Tomson. 

(seal) 
Witness : William Hubbard, Jn**. Eogers. 
Proved in Ipswich court Mar. 28, 1676 by the witnesses. 

Inventory taken ^ov. 20, 1675: money, 21i. ; his wearing 
Aparell, llli. ; 7 pr. of Sheets, oli. ; 8 pilowbeares, Hi. 8s. ; 4 
pilowbears, 12s. ; pilowbeares, napkins &c., 3li. 7s. ; 1 bagg with 
hops in it, 9s. ; Cushons and small things, 8s. ; new linnen, 
13s. ; 2 tabls in the parlor, 5 chayres, 1 forme, 15s. ; 1 trunk, 1 
Chest, 15s.; 1 bedsted, bedding &c., 31i. 5s.; small linen, 13s.; 
peuter and tinn, 21i. 2s. ; brasse and Iron stilyards &c in 
kitchin, 5li. 4s. ; 1 bagg with meale. Hi. 4s. ; in the Chamber, 
Indian corne, 51i. ; 1 fether bed, 1 blankit, 31i. 10s. ; 1 pike 
and Costlet, Hi. ; sawes and severall tools, 3li. 5s. ; 1 musket, 
1 sword, bandeliers, &c., Hi. 15s.; 1 bed with beding in the 
chamber, 31i. 10s.; 86 l-21i. wooU put out to hallves, 41i. 6s. 
6d. Things willed to goode Tomson for life: 1 Coverlitt, Hi. 
10s.; 1 trunke, 15s.; 1 box, 4s.; 1 Iron pott, 9s.; 1 poringer, 
2s. 6d. ; 1 peuter dish, 3s. 6d. ; 1 spoone, 6d. ; 1 Chaiing dish, 
2s.; fire shovell, tongs, 10s.; 1 Cushou, 4s.; llOli. of Cheese, 
Hi. 3s. ; onions. Is. ; 2 sives, 2s. ; 2M. nayls, 20s. ; 1 box of but- 
tons, &c. 10s. ; yame, 2s. ; 1 Table, 4s. ; 3 boxes, 6s. ; 1 blanket, 
8s. ; 1 Curtane, 2s. ; Some small things in the dary house, 
12s.; severall things in the seller, 41i. ; things in ye leaneto, 
12s. ; severall small things in a box, 18s. ; his dweling house 
and homsted being 9 acres and a halfe, 13711. ; mores howse 
and land with marsh and comg, 60li. ; 34 acres at the pasture, 
17011. ; 10 Acres of marsh at laboring vane, 50li. ; 4 acres 1-2 
marsh at Plum Hand, 91i. ; 6 acres bought of Thomas Lee, 
361i. ; 60 Acres and apurtnases at hafilds farme, 26011.; 
swine, 4li. ; timber, 12s.; crow, 5s.; 4 oxen, 201i. ; 4 stears, 
1611.; 7 cows, 2411. 10s.; 2 yerelings, 31i.; 2 calvs. Hi. 10s.; 2 
horses, 311. 10s.; 43 shepe, 1411.; plows, carts, chayns &c., 31i. 
3s. ; Inglish Corne in the barne, 2411. ; 16 load of hay, 811. ; debts 
due Abram fitts, 811. ; Atwod, Hi. 8s., due from ISTathaniell 
[R]ust, 2s. 8d.; total, 92611. 12s. 8d. Debts due from the es- 
tate: to Deacon Goodhue, 2911. 12s.; Mr. Francis Waine- 
wright, 121i. 6s. ; widdow Eedings, 4li. ; Mr. John Eogers, 
41i. ; Sam. Hunt, 6s.; Tho. ISTewman, lis.; John gaines, 8s.; 
Jolm Dane, 12s. ; John Sparkes, 311. 5s. lOd. ; Deacon Knol- 
ton, 18s. : Eobert Perce, 13s. 7d. ; Eates due to Mr. Willson, 
211. 18s. 8d. ; more due to Mr. Willson, 211. 12s. ; 6d. ; to Seth 



62 THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

Story and Daniell Ringe, 121i.; Edward Bridges, 7s. 4d.; 
Obadiah Bridges, 8s.; John Burnam, Junior, 8s.; Ensigne 
frensh, 12s.; Thomas Burnam, Junior, 7s.; Eeonall Foster, 
Junior, 21i. 9s.; for minester rats, Hi.; total, 811i. 15s. Id. 

Attested in Ipswich court Mar. 28. 167G by Isaiah Wood to 
be a true inventory of the estate of his father in law Symon 
Tompson. 

William Hubbard one of the witnesses to the will of Symon 
Thompson attested in Ipswich court Mar. 28, 1676, that the 
said Thompson did expressly order when his Avill was drawn 
up that he did give thirty pounds per piece to Johannah Wood 
and Sarah Fitts to be paid by Symon Wood, and that upon 
the best of his remembrance it was so read to the said Thomp- 
son before he signed it, though the words (a peece) were oc- 
casionally omitted in the 'WTiting of the said will. 

John Rogers the other witness attested that he believed it 
was the said Thompsons meaning, according as it was ex- 
pressed in a former will signed by himself the year before and 
which was now shown before the Court, that Johannah and 
Sarah should have thirty pounds apiece for their legacies. 

Essex County Probate Files, DocTcet 27,525. 

Estate of James Browne. 

Inventory of the estate of James Browne, taken Apr. 7, 
1676 by Joseph Grafton and Wm. Browne, jr.: in parlour 
chamber, 1 bedd, bolster, pillow, rugg coverled, curtaines & 
vaUens with the bedsteed, 71i. ; 13 chaires, 5li., chest of draw- 
ers, 20s., trunk, chest & smale desk & smale table, 20s., 71i. ; 
11 pr. worne holland sheets, 71i. 10s., 3 damask & 18 diaper 
naptkins, 15s., 81i. 5s.; 43 naptkins of canvis & holland. Hi. 
10s.; 7 pr. pillowbeers, 4 table cloathes, 2 cubbord cloathes, 
2li. ; severall remnants of lining & wollan cloath with som 
haberdashery, 161i. ; a pcell of wearing cloathes, 61i., spice, 
10s., an old watch & a pr. buttens, 10s., 71i. ; 4 peeces of goold 
& 151i. 12s. 6d. in English money, 19li. 12s. 6d. ; a pcell of 
plate, 35li., a goold ring & other small things, 40s., 371i. ; New 
England money, 31s. 6d., a pcell of brass things, 55s., 4li, 6s. 
6d. ; a pcell of pewter, 31i., earth ware & glasses, 10s., a pcell 
of old bookes, 10s., 41i. ; a hatt & 2 basketts, 10s., a cubbord 
cloath, 3s., 13s. In the hall chamber: 1 bedd, bolster, pillow, 
blankett, coverled, curtains, vallens, bedsted, 61i. ; bed, ruge, 
cradle mge, two trundle bedsteeds. Hi. ; a chest, cubbord & 
cloath with other small things, 21i. ; 6 greene chaires & six 
leather, 31i., a round table, 10s., 31i. 10s. ; 2 looking glasses & 



THE PROBATE JRECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 63 

1 pr. x^ndirons, a wicker chaire & curtains, Hi. In a smale 
clossett severall small things, Hi. In the poarch chamber: 
child bed linen & blanketts, 2li. 10s. ; a table, desk, smalle 
trunk, spice box, 2 stooles & old bookes, 2li. 5s. ; a sadle, 3 
bridles & other furniture, 30s., 3 pr. pistolls, 2 pr. holsters, 3li. 
10s., 51i. ; 3 belts & a rapier & other small things, 2li. 5s. In 
the Kitchen chamber: 3 beds & furniture, lOli., chest of draw- 
ers & other things, Hi., small things in ye closett, lOs., llli. 
10s. ; pcell of old linen, 30s., a smale table, 5s., Hi. 15s. In the 
Garrett : smale things com to 31i. ; 11: B. Indian & a hhd. malt, 
31i. 10s., a wheele & other old things, 10s., Hi. ; 2pr. old bootes 
& other small things, 30s., meale, 5s., Hi. 15s. In the Hall: a 
table & a still, Hi. 10s. In the parlor: a press, a table & a glass 
case, 51i. In the Kitchen severall pcells of pewter, brass, tin 
& Iron ware & a copper, 81i. 10s. In the barne severall things, 
55s., a bed, blankett & 4 pillowes, 20s., 31i. 15s. ; 2 cowes, 1 
heifer 2 year old, 81i., 2 piggs & 3 hens, 20s., a smale negroe 
girle, 81i., 171i. ; 3 mares & 2 young horses runing in the 
woods, 81i. ; 2 horses & a muskett prest into ye warrs agst the 
Indians, 61i. ; a pcell of land by the planters marsh, 201i., 2 
small garden plott, 12li., 321i. ; a dwelling house together 
with out houseing & ye ground joyning to it, 200 li., total, 
41411. 12s. Then there is som land in the nargansett contry 
together with a small ]3lot at the burying place at Salem. 
Then there is in debts due by book from severall men, 3111. 
18s. 5d. ; the remainder of a bill due from John Browne, ]r., 
ISli. 4s. 5d. Due from Abra. Kick in holland as by his accot. 
appeers, 880 Guilders. The estate is Dr. to Samll. Shrimpton 
as by his acct. given in due to him, 21711. 12s. 8 l-2d. ; Abra. 
Bartholmew, 81i. 15s. 3d.; severall other small debts, 41i. ; 
total, 23011. 7s. 11 l-2d. 

iVttested Apr. 26, 1G76 by Mrs. Hanna Browne, relict of 

Mr. James Browne, and administratrix of his estate, before 

Samuell Symonds, Dept. Gov. and Edward Ting, Esq., Assist. 

Essex County Probate Records, vol. 301, page 93. 

Estate of George Giddings of Ipswich. 

Administration upon the estate of George Gettings (also, 

Geddings) was granted 27:4:1676, to Jane, the relict, who 

was ordered to bring in an inventory to the next Salem court. 

Salem Quarterly Court Records, vol. 5, leaf 94. 

Inventory of the estate of George Giddings, late of Ipswich, 
taken June 19, 1676 by John Wliipple, sr., Henry Benet and 



64 THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

Natlianiell Wells : his waring Clothes, wollin & Liuon, 71i. ; 
money & platte, 4li. 10s. ; housing with Comoniclg, GOli. ; in 
the parlor, a beed sted with a fether heed & what belongs to 
it, llli. ; cubbord with drawers, 2li. 10s.; table, two chayers 4 
cushins. Hi. 18s. ; boxe, one baskit, trimcke, 12s. ; 6 yds. of 
Cloth, Hi. 10s. ; more of the same, 7s. Gd. ; pewter, 41i. ; a table 
cloth & 6 napkins. Hi. ; two payer of pillowbeers, two towels, 
tablecloth. Hi. 6s. ; one payer of sheetes, Hi. ; f ower payer of 
sheets, small table cloth. Hi. 10s. ; 3 payer of pillow beers with 
other linen. Hi. 10s. 6d. ; beedsted with a fetherbeed & three 
blankits, 71i. 10s.; an old table, one old chest, 5s.; trundle 
beed with what belongs to it, 21i. 15s. ; sheeps wooll, 1401b., 
71i. ; flax, yerne & flaxe with som tooe. Hi. ; old tubes, 2s. 6d. ; 
10 bush, of Indian Corne, 2 bush of malt, 21i. 3s. ; 3 sackes, 
one bush, of wheat, 12s. 6d. ; one sadle and bridle & pilion. Hi. 
4s. ; tubes & Keelers, Hi. ; pailes, trayes, other wood dishis, 
Hi. Is. ; old Cubbard, 10s. ; smalle table & 4 Chayers, 10s. ; a 
Copper, one cetle, 21i. 5s. ; two Iron potes. Hi. 7s. ; two 
tramels, two payer of pott hooks, lis.; an Iron barr, payer of 
Andjrons, 16s. ; slice, paire of tonges, 4s. ; morter & two scillits, 
10s.; tin ware, 10s.; one Avorming pann, one payer of belis, 
7s. 6d. ; one smothing Iron, with heaters, 3s. ; Chespres, 8s. ; 
gridiron, lis.; two spining wheels with cardes, lis.; Ches 
moats & sives & spits, 13s. 6d. ; powdering tub, two barrels, 
7s. 6d. ; a Cheme, a runlit, 7s. ; bookes, 21i. ; seed plow, 9s. ; 
two Chaines, two yoacks with Irone, 19s. ; Cart & wheeles 
with spanshakle, 21i. ; beetle with ringes, 5 wedgis, one axe, 
14s. ; 9 Cows & 3 hayfers, 361i. ; thre two yer old hayfers, 4 
oxen, 271i. ; one yearling, 6 Calves, 31i. 10s.; 60 sheep, 40 
Lames, 271i. ; one hors, 3 maares, one year old coult & two 
foales, 81i. ; 6 swine, 41i. ; poark, backen & cheese, butter, 31i. 
10s.; 152 accers of Land, 7601i. ; 6 accers of march at Plom 
Hand, 121i. ; total, 102111. 12s. 6d. Debts owing from the es- 
tate, 2411. 

Attested 27:4:1676 by Jane, relict and administratrix. 
Essex County Quarterly Court Files, vol. 25, leaf 49. 

For the settlement of the estate of George Gittins, deceased, 
by agreement of the widow, administratrix and the five sons, 
it was ordered Sept. 26, 1676, that all the estate be delivered 
into the hands of the five sons, Thomas, John, James, Samuell 
and Joseph Gittins, to be divided, Thomas to have a double 
portion. They were to give security to pay the "uddow during 
her life 251i. per annum and her living in the house, with the 
use of the household stuff, and to pay to their three sisters, 



THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 65 

Eebecka, Abigaill and Mary, 501i. each, deducting so much as 
any of them, have formerly had as their portion from their 
father. 

Ipswich Quarterly Court Records, vol. 5, page 283. 

Agreement of Thomas, John, James and Samuel Giddinge 
sons of George Giddinge, deceased, that Thomas the eldest 
son shall have a double portion of the estate of his father 
together with the land that was formerly given him by his 
father where he now lives ; and they also agree not to sell any 
of their land from one another and to bear proportionably 
their part in fencings. 

Allowed by the Ipswich court Sept. 26, 1676. 

Essex County Probate Files, DocTcet 10,829. 

Estate of Thomas Kimball. 

Administration on the estate of Tho. Kemboll, who was 
slain by the Indians, was granted 27:4: 1676, to Mary, the 
relict, and she was ordered to bring in an inventory to the 
next Ipswich court. 

Salem Quarterly Court Records, vol. 5, leaf 94. 

Inventory of the estate of Thom. Kimball, taken May 18, 
1676, by Shu. Walker and Samuell Gage: wearing apparill, all 
ye Indians left, 21i. 10s.; Tabel lining, 1 sheete, 3 pillowberes. 
Hi. 15s. ; vallence and Curtaine and 4 Cushins, 10s. ; 2 Hugs, 
2 blankets, and a parcill of old beading, 31i. 5s.; peautar, 31i. 
3s. ; 1 Iron pot, 1 warming pan, 2 tubs, 2 barills, Hi. 10s. ; 
saddle and pillion and a parciU of sheeps wool. Hi. 5s. ; Tools 
for his traid and utensils for husbandry, 51i. ; six oxen, five 
Cowes, two heifers of 3 yere old, 3 steres of 2 yere old, 2 
yerlings, 5 Calves, 661i. 15s. ; a horse and a mare and a Coult, 
61i. ; 12 swine, 71i. ; 7 shepe, 21i. ; housing and about 422 acres 
land and medow, 4501i. ; glass, Hi. 10s. ; Corne and provisions, 
31i; 5 yards of Cloath, lli. ; total, 5561i. 3s. Wearing cloaths 
of Goody kimbals, 31i. 16s.; cloaths of Joanna Kimball, 2Li. 
10s. Debts due to the estate: Gilbert Wilford's estate. Hi,; 
Daniell Boreman, lli. ; John Wicom, lli. ; Joseph Bond, lli. 
2s. ; Ensigne Chandler, lli. 10s. ; by John Kimbal, 121i. ; total, 
171i. 12s. Debts due from the estate: Mr. Wainwright, 91i. 
18s. 6d. ; Capt. Gerish, 91i. 19s. Id. ; Sergent Wait, 61i. 'l8s. ; 
John Pickard, lli. 10s.; Stephen Webster, lli. 10s.; Will. 
Barker, 21i. 16s.; Decon Jewit, 18s.; David Haseltine, lli. 
Is. ; Hunt of Ipswich, lli. 2s. ; Decon Goodhue, lli. ; Mr. Cob- 
bit, 10s.; Shu. Walker, 12s.; Joseph Hardy, lli. 10s.; Nath. 



66 THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

Gage, 15s.; Sanrnll Haseltine, 21i. 2s,; Francis Jordon, 2s. 
6d. ; Josiah Gage, 18s., John Stickne, 31i. ; Mr. Busliip, at 
present not known ; Anthony Somersby, Hi. 5s. ; Phillip 
Fouler, 6s. ; total, 501i. 8s. Id. 

Attested in Ipswich court Sept. 26, 1676 by Mary relict of 
Thomas Kimball. 

Essex County Qvurterhj Court Files, vol. 25, leaf 12-1. 

An inventory brought in, amounting to 5201i. clear estate 
was ordered Sept. 26, 1676, to the eight children and widow 
as follows : to Richard the eldest son, 801i., and to the rest of 
the children, 401i. each, and the remainder of the estate to 
the widow, the land to stand bound for the payment of the 
children's portions. 

Ipswich Quarterly Court Records, vol. 5, page 284. 

Estate of Thomas Alexander of Salem. 

Administration upon the estate of Tho. AUexander, who 

was slain in the war, was granted 27 : 4 : 1676, to Samuell Eb- 

bome, sr., who brought in an inventory which was allowed. 

Salem Quarterly Court Records, vol. 5, leaf 94. 

Account of what Thomas Alexander left in Salem when he 
was pressed away with Captain Lathopp upon the country's 
service, appraised June 30, 1676, by John Loomes and Wil- 
liam Traske and allowed 30: 4: 1676, in court: six bushell of 
come, 18s. ; due from John Mecarter, 10s. ; a young horse. Hi. 
10s. ; another very good horse prest upon the countrey service, 
31i. ; eight yards of Irish cloth, 12s. ; a coat, 7s. ; 3 shirts & 2 
pair of drayrs, 7s. ; 3 coats, 5s. ; one capp, Is. 6d. ; due to him 
for his time in the country service, Hi. 16s.; 3 old horse shoes. 
Is. ; total, 91i. 7s. 6d. 

Allowed 30:4:1676. 

Essex County Quarterly Court Files, vol. 25, leaf 93. 

Estate of Joseph King. 

Administration on the estate of Joseph King, who was slain 

in the wars against the Indians, granted 27 : 4: 1676, to Mr. 

John Ruck, who brought in an inventory which was allowed. 

Salem Quarterly Court Records, vol. 5, leaf 96. 

Inventory of the estate of Joseph King, who was slain with 
Capt. La^\i;rup in the wars against the Indians, taken 13 : 4: 
1676 by Hilliard Veren, sr., and John Rucke, sr., one ould 



THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 67 

Cloath Coate, 10s.; 2 pair of shoues, 9s.; 3 pair of woren 
drawrs, 7s.; a large wascote & Briches Worne, 16s.; Coate & 
Bridies of stuf, 2li. ; 2 Colard & 1 white neckcloth, A hank- 
echer, 1 pr. glovs, a card buttens & 2 yds. Inkle & a feue to- 
baco pipes, 5s. ; hatt, 5s. ; 3 pair ould stockens, 4s. ; lOli. To- 
bacco, 4s. 4d. ; 1 pair pocketts, 6d. ; 6 shirts, 15s. ; 2 pair wore 
Cloth Briches, 12s. ; 2 wascoats, 10s. ; 4 Rubstons, 12d. ; 1 pair 
ould drawes, 12s. ; cash, 22s. ; 2 chests, 8s. ; 3 ould seithes, 4s. 
6d. ; due from the widow Spooner for work, 21i. 10s. ; what is 
due from the Cuntry the time he was out upon the sarvis wth 
Captin Lawtrup 6 weeks 3 dayes, Hi. 18s. 6d. ; total, llli. 
2s. 8d. The Estat is Dr. for his diet had of the widow Spooner 
for 40 weekes, 81i. 

Allowed 30: 4: 1676, upon oath of Mr. John Ruck, the ad- 
ministrator. 

Essex County Quarterly Court Files, vol. 25, leaf 54. 

Estate of William. Pitman. 

Administration upon the estate of William Pickman was 
granted 27:4:1676, to Elizabeth Pickman, the relict, and 
she was ordered to pay to her son William, 40s. at the age of 
twenty-one years. 

Inventory of the estate of William Pettmand, taken June 2, 
1676 by Eobt. Glanfiell and John Sanders: one old fether 
Bead & Boulster & one Pelo & to old Blankets, Hi. 5s. ; three 
pr. of sheets, 31i. ; five Pello drawers & fower napkins, 15s.; 
small parcell of Linnin, 5s. ; sutt of aparall of his, 21i. ; two 
sharts & three neck cloths, 10s. ; parcell of old Sea Clothes, 
Hi.; Chest & Box, 10s.; 1-2 Doz. of Chairs, 7s. 6d. ; small ta- 
bell, 5s. ; parsell of Earthen ware, 7s. ; 1-2 Doz of bottls, 2s. ; 
an old musket & Pope, 15s.; sea Chest & three hamars & to 
Chizels, 10s. ; old peuter platters, six poringers and Little 
bason, one Drincking Cup 1-2 doz Spuns, 15s.; tinnin 
poringrs, one bras Candel sticke, Is. 6d. ; cash, 5s. ; one Iron 
pott & skellet & gred Iron, 8s. ; mony. Hi. 10s.; small prcell of 
Land, being twelve pol or rod, 61i. 6s. Debtr to John Crom- 
well, 21i. 4s. 3d. 

Attested 27:4:1676 by Elizabeth Pickman, the relict of 
William Pickman. 

Essex County Quarterly Court Files, vol. 25, leaf 58. 

Estate of Samuel Pickworth. 

Administration upon the estate of Samuell Pickworth, who 
was slain in the wars against the Indians, was granted 27:4: 



68 THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

1G7G, to Sara his wife, who made oath to the inventory- 
brought in. She was ordered to pay to Samiiell Pickworth, 
son of the deceased, lOli., and to the other children, Sara and 
Hana, 51i. each, at age or marriage, tlie house and ground to 
be security. Salem Quarterly Court Records, vol. 5, leaf 96. 

Inventory' of the estate of Samuell Pickworth who was slain 
in ye warr, taken 15 :4m: 1676, by Hilliard Veren, sr. and 
Bartholmew Gedney: the house & ground adjoyning, 55li., 1 
fetherbed, bolster & all appurtenances, 51i. 10s.; 601i. 10s.; 
trundlebed stead & appurtenances, 30s., side cubbord, 18s., 
warming pan, 5s., 21i. 13s. ; searge &■ som lining for lininge a 
sute of cloathes, 28s., wearing cloathes, 30s., 21i. 18s.; swine, 
8s., table, 10s., a smale pine table, 30d., Hi. 6d. ; 3 old pine 
chests, 10s., 6 old flagg chaires, 6s., a box Iron, 12d., bellowes, 
12d., 18s.; 2 Iron potts & Kettle, 2 skilletts & old frying pan, 
Hi. 5s.; 2 hatts, 10s., pewter, 12s., earth ware, 2s., 3 pr. of 
sheets, 20s., linen left at home^ 12s., 21i. 16s.; 3 pr. old stock- 
ins, 5s., tome garments & lumber, 5s., 10s. ; a looking glass, 
3s., a peece of cloath before the window, 2s., 5s.; 1 old pr. 
cards, barrells, tubbs & some lumber, 5s. ; carpenters tooles, 
15s., severall yeares time in a youth, 40s., 21i. 15s. ; debts owe- 
ing to the estate by Joseph Miles about 31i. ; by Kichard Eob- 
erts about 31i., some smale debts about 20s., 41i. ; total, 831i. 
15s. 6d. The estate is Dr. about lOli. 

Attested in Salem court 30: 4m: 1676 by Sarah the relict 

of Samuell Pickworth, and she was ordered to pay to Samuell 

Pickworth lOli., and to Sarah, Hanah and Mary, 51i. each, 

being all the children of the deceased, at age or marriage. 

Essex County Probate Records, vol. 301, page 85. 

Estate of Joseph Small of Salem. 

Administration upon the estate of Joseph Smale, intestate, 
was granted 27:4: 1676, to Lidea, the widow, and she made 
oath to the inventory. The court ordered the estate to remain 
in the hands of the said Lidia and to pay 201i. to Elizabeth, 
the child, at age or marriage, and the land was to stand as 
security. 

Inventory of the estate of Joseph Small of Sallam deceased 
May 30, 1676 taken by Joseph Huchinson and Jonathan Wal- 
cott : four akars & a halfe of medowy or broshy land, 71i. ; six- 
teen akars of vakante land, 161i. ; four akars of Improved land, 
llli. ; a hous, 321i. 10s. ; two narow axes & a broad axe, 13s. ; a 
barkinge Iron, drawinge knife, hamer, 5s.; plow lorns & 2 



THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 69 

Barills, 10s. ; Bedsted mate & bed Kope, Hi. ; Lookinge glace, 
trays & brod how, 9s. ; sith & takline, 2 chairs & shovell, 8s. ; 
three hundred of bords, 15s. ; hors, 6 swine & three piges, 61i. ; 
fouer Cones & a yearline, 161i. lis. ; firepan, tonges, friing pan, 
tramill, 16s.; a pot, citell, feters, Hi. 10s.; f ether bed, 
bonlsters & pillows, 51i. ; Euge, blankit, & three pare of shets, 
41i. 10s.; fonr shurts, three pare of drawers, 21i. ; six boshills 
of Indion corn, 18s. ; Bakon, 301i. ; wool & hopes, 4,000 shingle 
nails, 18s. 6d. ; bridl & sadle, 13s. 6d. ; Indion corne upon the 
ground. Hi. 5s. ; peas, barly & oats upon the ground, 21i. 10s. ; 
pair of shoos, neckclos & three par of stokins, 15s. ; four shil- 
lings in money, a belt, 8s. 6d. ; a hat & waringe Clothse, 21i. 
12s.; two Chests, a ber barill, ponder & bolits & basket, 19s. 
6d.;a Bible, 4s.; total, 11811. 16s. Debts due, 501i. 4s. 7d. 
Debts due to her, 21i. 

Allowed in Salem court 30: 4: 1676. 

Essex County Quarterly Court Files, vol. 25, leaf 61. 

Estate of Jeffrey Thissell of (Beverly?). 

"In the name of God Auien. The last will and Testament of 
Jeffery Thissell of Abbetsbury in y^ County of Dorsett in old 
England but at p''sent in New England being in perfect health 
and Memory but being bound to sea Nbt Knowing how God 
may Deale by him and take him out of this world and haueing 
an Estate hath Giuen and Disposed as ffolloweth Impms I 
Bequeath my soul to God that Gaue it and my body to the 
earth to be Buried in Good christian like manner 21y. I 
make Eichard Eeith and Mathew Clark both of Marblehead 
New England to be my sole Excecutors to see those things truly 
and Eightly performed as shall be pessified & Mentioned. 31y, 
I Giue unto my Eldest son Eichard Thissell twentie shillings 
siluer which George Darlin of Salem is Indebted to mee and 
one halfe Barrill of oyl of Geo. Tuck and tenn shillings in old 
England Money which I leaue in one of the Excecutors hand 
Eichard Eeith as alsoe all my Fishing Craft that is in my 
Chest at Clem English house in Salem, 41y. I Giue vnto my 
Daughter Jone Thissell in Abbetsbury in y* County Dorsett 
England a Bond that is in y*' hand John Hedgcock in Abbets- 
bury of 30^* pound princeple with the use of it for fine years 
at this Date : as alsoe I Giue vnto her all that is Due vnto me 
from M"^ Henry Feavor as alsoe all my whole propriaty that I 
haue in England either in Goods or any other thing what 
Ever 5'^ I Giue to my Grand Child Jeffery my son Eichards 
Son Twentie pounds New England mony siluer that lieth in 



70 THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

Eichard Eeits hand as alsoe I Giiie to him all that is Coming 
to me of the voyage along with John Darlin of Salem which 
Ezekiell watters hath y® Doeinge of as alsoe I Giue to my said 
Grand Child Jeffery all my whole venture that I now Carey 
with me. This voiag as allsoe what wages may be due to mee 
as alsoe fifteen Acres of land that lieth at Bass Eiuer more or 
Less 6'y I Giue vnto my son Eichards Daughter mary term 
pounds in siluer of New England mony which lieth in y® 
hands of Eichard Eeith 1 also Giue vnto my Grand Child 
Jeffery my Chest and Bedd that is at Clem English in Salem 
I Doe Further order what is Coming from y* voiag of Ezekiell 
Watters shall be paid to Eichard Thessell Towards y*^ Land 
for the use of the boy this to be paid at y*^ prouing the will and 
that it may be put into my Excecutors hands and that y® 
twentie pounds and y^ tenn pounds that I Giue vnto y® Chil- 
dren shall be Kept in y^ Executors hand tell they Come to age 
and if either of the Children dieth to Goe to that as Eemaines 
aliue and Land and all to Goe from Generation to Generation. 
Lastly I Giue Unto Eichard Eeith and Mathew Clark my 
Excecutors Twentie Shillings a peice that is in hand and 
twentie shillings a peice more out of the voyage now in hand 
which I Goe. In witness hereunto I haue Sett my hand and 
Seale this 29*'': of October in y« year of our Lord' 1675." 

Jeffery (his »^ mark) Thissell. (seal) 

Witness: Samuell Morgan: Edw. Humphreys. 

Proved in Salem court 27 : 4 : 1676 by the witnesses. 

Inventory of the estate of Jeifery Thissell, taken by Sam- 
uell Morgan and Edw. Humphrey : For the Land in y*^ Bounds 
of Beaverly, 301i. ; money Left in Eichard Eeith hand, 301i. ; 
wages which is in ye hands of Eichard Eeith, 71i. 17s. ; money 
in Ezekell waters hand, 91i. 2s. ; money in Henery Haymans 
hand, 31i. & six pence in old England money and six Shillings 
in Nfew England, 31i. 6s. 6d. ; Cloase Chest & a sea Bedd, 31i. 
13s. 6d. ; total, 831i. 19s. As for the Land abovesd and the 
Cloase Chest and Bead was prised by vs at money silver of 
New England and it is to be vnderstood that all y® Eest is 
silver. Debts, in silver, 171i. 10s. 

Attested 27: 4: 1676 by Eichard Eeith and Mathew Cleark, 
the executors. 

Eobert White, aged twenty-nine years, testified on June 27, 
1676 that Jeffery Thistell being aboard the "waymouth 
marshent" sailing from Saltatudes bound for New England 
was taken sick on the way and on his death-bed called for 



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THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 71 

Hendry Heman, whom with deponent he asked to go to his 
chest and take out 31i. in English money and 6s. in New Eng- 
land money. Said Heman brought it and Thistle told him to 
carry it home and give it to his daughter, which he did. Sworn 
in court 19 : 5m: 1676. 

Essex County Quarterly Court Files, vol. 25, leaves 67-69. 

Whereas there was entered in the inventory of Jeffery 
Thistle, deceased, 31i. 6d. in old England money and ISTew 
England coin, w^hich money was left in the hands of Henry 
Hayman and there being testimony given in that the said 
money was ordered before the death of said Thistle to be de- 
livered to his daughter in England, and Hayman promising 
to do so, it was ordered July 18, 1676, that the said sum be 
discounted as so much paid upon the said inventory. 

Salem Quarterly Court Records, vol. 5, leaf 98. 

Estate of Edward Ireson of Lynn. 

"This is the last will and testament of edward lerson. I doe 
giue to my sone Sammuel forty ackkers of land which is my 
farme lying next to John hokes grond on one side and this 
land which I doe giue him is to goe to the next yares after hia 
decease allsoe I doe giue to my sone bengamen my hose and 
land Joyning to It and 4 akkers of meddoe lying up in the 
conterry and 2 akkers of mash lying in Eomely mash and this 
hee is not to haue tell after his motheres decease but if the 
sayed bengamen dost line with his mother and improues this 
grond and lickwise the stock of cattell doth prouide for them 
then is hee to haue halfe the come and half the cattell, allsoe 
I doe giue to my daf ter elissybeth twenty pond to bee payd out 
of the stock, allsoe after my deceace I doe giue to my dafter 
Euth one yow and one lame, allsoe It is my mind my wif shall 
haue all the moueables at her dissposing, and this hee did in 
parfet memory datted in the yeare 1674 October the 26." 

[No signature] 

Witness: Henery Sillsbey, Henry Collins. 

Proved 27 : 4 : 1(376, and Alee, the relict of the deceased, or- 
dered to fulfill the mind of the deceased according to the above 
written. She also made oath to an inventory which she 
brought in. 

Inventory of the estate of Edward lerson of L>ti, taken 20 : 
11 : 1675, by Thomas Laughton, Henry Collins and Henry 
Sillsbey: one dwellinge house & bame and orchard and five 
acres of upland adjoininge to the house and tow Acres of salt 



72 THE PROBATE RECORDS OP ESSEX COUNTY. 

mach, 701i. ; tow oxen, 81i. ; foure cowes, 121i. ; Tow steers, 
41i. 10s. ; tow Heifers, 31i. ; tow caulfes, 21i. ; tenn sheepe, 41i. ; 
five swine, 31i. 10s. ; one Horse & one mare & colt, 51i. ; Fourty 
Acrse of up Land in the countrey, lOli. ; Foure acres of Fresh 
meadow in the countrey, 81i. ; One Bedstead and Beding and 
eurtaines & vallance belonging to it, 91i. ; Eight paire of 
sheets, 51i. ; Tow table cloathes and fourteen Napkins, Hi. 
lOs. ; five pillowbears, lOs. ; Tenn yeards of course cloath, 15s. ; 
Fifteen yeards of new cloath, Hi. 18s.; Five yeards of new 
cloath, lli. ; wearing cloathes, 31i. 12s. ; a paire shoos & stock- 
ings and tow old shirts & a old coat, 14s. ; one Bedstead and 
bedinge & eurtaines & valance belonging to it, 61i. 10s. ; one 
Bedstead and Bedinge, 41i, ; Three score Bushill of Indian 
corn, lOli. 10s.; tow Bushill & halfe of rye & one Bushill & 
halfe wheat & a bushill pease, lli. Is. 6d. ; Barley, 31i. ; oats, 
21i. 4s. ; sheeps woole, lli. ; flax, lli. 10s. ; Hay, lOli. ; chairs 
and cushens, lli. ; table & forme & tow old cubbards, lli. ; Iron 
pots and scillets and other Iron tooles & axes & wedges & 
tonges, 31i. ; pewter dishes and Pewter pots & poringe dishes 
& other pewter & cups, 31i. ; musket & sword & powder & Bul- 
letts, lli. 10s.; Earthen dishes & pots, 6s.; spininge wheels & 
woole cards & a hatt, 9s. ; pork, butter & cheese, 21i. 10s. ; 
chests, boxes, chirnes, tubs, pailes, a chees presse & woden 
trayes, lli. 16s. ; a briddle and saddell & a cart saddle, lli. 6s. ; 
a Bible & other bookes & yeame & lookinge glasses & tow old 
stoles, 16s.; one cart & wheeles and a chaine & plough & cart 
rope, 21i. 6s. ; In old sackes & winnow sheets & a fork & old 
tools, 14s.; debts owing to him, 21i. 13s.; debts to be paid, 
61i. 12s. 

Allowed 27:4:1676. 

Essex County Quarterly Court Files, vol. 25, leaves 71, 72. 

Estate of Eichard Kemball of Wenham. 

Samuell and Tho. Kemboll, sons of Richard Kemboll, de- 
ceased, were appointed 27:4:1676, administrators of their 
father's estate, and made oath to the inventory brought in. 
Salem Quarterly Court Records, vol. 5, leaf 97. 

Inventory of the estate of Eichard Kemball, taken June 17, 
1676 by Walter Fayerfeld and Thomas Patch: the dwelling 
hous and 132 Akers of Land and 17 Akers of meddow belong- 
ing, 37011. ; 40 Akers of upland at Lords hill with meddo, 
921i. ; at Lords hill 21 Akers of upland and one of meddow, 
401i.; 20 Akers of upland lieing by Mr. Newmans, 281i. ; 6 
Akers of Land caled poulands and 12 of medow, 711i.; 200 



THE PEOBATE RECORDS OE ESSEX COUNTY. 73 

Akers of Land in Eowly village, 1641i. 10s. ; come in the hous 
and come in the grass, 131i. 15s.; cattell, shep, horses and 
swine, 791i. Is. ; beads and beding and a parcell of yeme, 8li. 
15s.; Arms and ammunition, 5li. 5s. 6d. ; peuter and brass 
and loron potts, 71i. 5s. 6d. ; chests and bookes and bedsteds 
and a cord, 21i, 18s. ; earthen ware and other Implements in 
the hous, 2li. 12s. 6d. ; fether bead and other beding and a bed- 
sted, 41i. 16s.; a weavers loom and tacleng, 21i, 5s.; a perciU 
of yern and tubbs and other Lumber, 411. Is. ; husbantre 
Implements, 71i. 9s. ; dew from his fathers exsecitors, 351i. 
10s. ; cattell and houshould goods which his wife brought to 
him, 191i. 16s.; his wearing clothes, 61i. 7s.; dew from daniell 
gott by a bill that he gave to Richard kemball of 23 pounds 
ther being but 4li. 5d. paid, 181i. 15s. ; dew from daniell gott 
for Rent thre powmds per yer during the naturall life of mary 
the wife of the Late Richard kemball of wenham more severall 
smaU debts dew to this estate, 31i. 9s.; dew from the contry 
for wages and other debts, 21i. 16s. ; total, 9801i. 16s. 6d. Debts 
due from Richard Kemball's estate: to Mr. William Browne, 
ST., 211i. 4s. 8d. ; Doctor Avery of Dedham, 311i. ; Doctor Endi- 
cote of Salem, 61i. 4s. ; Rebecah Bondfield of Marblehead, Hi. 
10s.; Deaken Goodhew of Ipswich, 161i. 10s. 9d. ; Mr. William 
Browne, jr., 41i. 3s.; Mr. Georg Corwin, 31i. 16s. 6d.; Mr. Ed- 
mond Batter, Hi. 14s. 7d. ; Thomas Ives, 18s. ; Andrew Wod- 
bery, 5s. ; Mr. Joseph Gieresh, Hi. 19s. 3d. ; Captin Nathaniel! 
Saltingston, 31i. ; Captin John Corwin, 6s. ; Timothy Lindall 
of Salem, 8s. ; Thomas Kirks, Salem, 6s. 8d. ; David Perkens, 
8s. ; John Safferd, 8s. 6d. ; Mr. Francis Wainwrit, lis. ; An- 
drew Ellet, Hi. 10s. ; John Lovet, cooper, 7s. ; Walter Fayer- 
feld, 12s. ; Thomas Patch, 5s. ; Hayward, the hatter of Ips- 
wich, 8s. ; other debts. Hi, 4s. ; debts, 181i. 5s. 8d. ; by the warr 
rate and Elizabeth Brooks, 71i. ; total, 123li. 5s. 7d. 

Essex County Quarterly Court Files, vol. 25, leaf 83. 

In copy of the inventory there are the following additional 
debts : to goodman bigsbe of Rowley Village, Hi. 8s. ; Mr. 
Verin of Salem, 5s. ; making total delDts, 12511. 18s. 7d. 

Samuell and Thomas Kemball sons of Richard Kemball of 
Wenham and administrators of his estate, with Mary Kem- 
ball their mother in law ha\ing left it to this court to propor- 
tion the estate between them it is ordered as follows : there 
being 80011. estate the widow shall have what she brought 
with her which is the 191i. 16s. and the 181i. 15s. mentioned 
in the inventory, and also the 3li. per year mentioned in the 
said inventory and also she shall be allowed 31i. per year dur- 



74 THE PROBATE EECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

ing her life paid out of the estate by the children of her hus- 
band, and while she remaineth a widow and dwelleth with 
them they are to keep her a cow, 4 sheep & one swine winter 
and summer, with tlie room in the house which she lives in, 
this to be in full for her thirds out of the estate of her hus- 
band; the 80011. is to be divided equally between the eight 
children of the deceased Eichard, only to John the eldest son 
a double portion, and the other six children are to allow out of 
their proportion to their brothers Samuell and Thomas for 
their cost about their part of the estate ; also the administra- 
tors are to be allowed out of the estate for all their trouble in 
paying the debts, the land to stand bound for the performance 
of the same. 

Allowed in Ipswich court, Sept. 26, 1676. 

Essex Counfy Probate Files, Docket 15,724. 

Estate of Henry Kemball. 

Elizabeth, relict of Henry Kemboll, was appointed 30 : 4 : 
1676, administratrix of her husband's estate, and she brought 
in an inventory to which she made oath. 

Inventory of the estate of Henery KembaU, taken 
16:4:1676, by Thos. Fiske and Richard (his R. H. mark) 
Huttn : house and twelve akrs of Land which was the widow's 
before shee maried with him, 401i. ; Neate catle, 251i. 10s. ; one 
old horse, Hi. 5s.; sheep, 21i. 10s.; swine, 51i. 12s.; Graine 
upon the land, 41i. ; 6 Bushels of Corne, Hi. Is. ; Beding & 
Bedsteads, 71i. 10s. ; wearing Clothes, 41i. 18s. ; Iron & Brass, 
51i. 14s.; workeing Tools, 31i. 2s.; sword & Belt, 10s.; Am- 
munition, 3s.; Lumber, 31i. 15s. 6d. ; books, 5s.; yame, 21i. ; 
Hemp & flax, 8s.; sheep's wooll, 15s.; hoops & Boxes & other 
Utensils, Hi.; Debt due from his son Caleb late deceased upon 
the account of howse & Land, 251i. ; to ye Remnant of a 
Legicie given him by his father yet in the execetrs hand, 401i. ; 
debt due from Thomas Fiske, 3s.; timber. Hi. 15s.; a Grind- 
stone, 10s.; warming pan & old pewter, 6s.; two Bags, 3s.; 
total, 17711. lis. Debts: to Mr. William Browne, 31i. Is. 1 
l-2d.; county Treasurer, 21i. 5s.; Mr. Georg Corwine, 1611. 
9s. 7 l-2d. ; Mr. Georg Corwine, a payer of wheels with hoops 
& Boxes, 21i. 12s. ; to be paid to him according to a note under 
his hand for ye widow White, Hi. Is. ; Richard Dodg, Hi. 10s. ; 
the Remainder of Legacies to Humphery Gilbert's childrin, 
61i. lis.; two oxen & two Cowes mentioned in humphery GU- 
birth's will, 201i. 5s. ; two akers of Land belonging to Humph- 



THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 75 

ery Gilbert's farm which William Eayner Eecd. of Thomas 
Fiske & gave bond that the Heires should Give a deed of it 
wn. he Come of Age, oli. ; to Jno. Carpenter, 14s.; Daniell 
Killim, Hi. 6s. ; Goodman Eix, 7s. ; Daniell Killim sr., 7s. ; 
Osmond Traske, 3s.; Goodman Stackhouse, 14s.; William 
Eayner's children according to an order of Ipswich Court, Hi. 
15s. ; to ye Constable of Ipswich for ye war rates & others, 311. 
14s. 2d. ; to Thos. Ives, Hi. 7s. 5d. ; Eichard Gooldsmith, late 
deceased. Hi. 10s. ; Deacon Goodhue, Hi. 5s. ; Mr. Wainewrite, 
21i. 10s.; Mr. Wade, Hi.; Samuell Fiske, 12s.; Mr. Browne, 
31i. 8s. lid.; total, 761i. 8s. 3d. 
Allowed 30:4:1676. 

Essex County Quarterly Court Files, vol. 25, leaf 80. 

Agreement made between Eichard and John Kemball sons 
of Henery Kemball, for themselves and all the rest of their 
father's children, and Elizabeth Kemball the relict of Henry 
Kemball, that the said Elizabeth, relict and administratrix 
shall give up and resign all her right she hath in her hus- 
band's estate to her sons in law, Eichard and John Kemball 
and they acquit her of all debts that may be due from the said 
estate, also that she shall have all the estate she brought to 
their father ; whereupon the said Elizabeth discharged the said 
Eichard and John from paying any debts of her former hus- 
band Eayner or of herself before she married her late husband 
Kemball. 

Dated Sept. 26, 1676. 

Witness: Walter Fayerfeld, John Gilbertt. 

Allowed by the Ipswich court Sept. 26, 1676. 

Inventory of the estate of Henery Kemball taken May 17, 
1676, by Eichard Hutten and Walter Fayerfeld: one cow, one 
ster, 3 sheep, lOli. ; Iron poote, one Iron kettell & skelet, 21i. ; 
thre old sithes, one f ryeing pann, 9s. ; a sword and belt and 
warming pan, 9s. 6d. ; pewter dishes, pots and cups. Hi. 6d. ; 
tools in the shop and Iron Implements in the hous, 21i. 18s. ; 
grinding ston and a morter, 10s. ; tubs and wooden ware and 
lumber, 19s. 3d. ; powder and shott, 3s, ; one peck and nails 
and lumber, 3s. lOd. ; one old bed and beding all old, 21i. 5s. ; 
his wearing clothes lenning & woolen, 4li. 18s. ; tenn bushels 
of corne, one of Ey, Hi. 16s.; dew from the exsecitors of his 
fathers estat to this estate, 401i. ; dew from Caleb Kembals 
estat, 251i. ; a parcell of timber. Hi. ; sum flax and other small 
things, 5s. ; total, 931i. 17s. Id. 

The court Sept. 26, 1676 granted administration to Eich- 



76 THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

ard and John Kimball of the estate of their father Henry- 
Kimball according to agreement dated Sept. 26, 1676, and 
they to pay the debts. 

Debts due from the estat of Henery Kemball : to Mr. Wil- 
liam Browme, sr., 41i. ; the country treasurer, 21i. 5s. ; Mr. 
George Corwin a pr. of whels & irons, 21i. 12s. ; Eichard Dodg, 
Hi. 10s, ; John Carpenter, 14s. ; Daniell Killam, jr., Hi. 6s. ; 
Daniell Killam, sr., 7s., Osmand Trask, 3s., 10s.; goodman 
Elx, 7s. ; goodman Stackhous about 5s. ; the warr and other 
Rates, 31i.' 14s. 2d. ; Thomas Ives. Hi. 7s. 5d. ; Eichard Gold- 
smith, desesed, Hi. 10s.; Deakon Goodhue, Hi. 10s.; Mr. 
Wainwrit, 50s., Mr. Wade, 28s., 31i. 18s. ; Samuell Fisk, 12s. ; 
Richard Kemball, 21i. 4s. ; other small debts. Hi. 15s. ; Mr. 
Pain, tresurer, 14s. ; Mr. Xe^onan, 2s., to Woodward and 
other debts, 17s. 8d.; total, 3Hi. lis! 3d. 

At the court held at Ipswich Sept. 26, 1676, Eichard and 
John Kemball sons of Henry KimlDall, deceased, administer- 
ing upon their father's estate according to agreement between 
them and their mother in law, engage to pay all debts out of 
their father's estate which they have taken into their hands, 
and also to pay to their mother in law Elizabeth Kimball 151i. 
for the bringing up of their younger sister Deborah out of 
which the mother is to pay her 151i. when she is of age; also 
they are to pay to their ten brothers and sisters fifty shillings 
a piece when they come to age and the rest of the estate to be 
theirs, Eichard the eldest son to have a double portion. 

Essex County Probate Files, Docket 15,592. 

Estate of Henry Colbuen. 

Administration upon the esta,te of Hen. Coleborne was 
granted 30 : 4 : 1676, to Sara Coleborne, the relict, who brought 
in an inventory and to administer so far as the estate goes 
only. 

Salem Quarterly Court Records, vol. 5, leaf 95. 

Inventory of the estate of Henry Colburne, taken June 26, 
1676, by Eichard Croade and Henry West: a bed. being an old 
bed & but half feathers, a coverled & blanket well worne, 1 pr. 
of sheetes, 4 old pillowes, an old sett of Curtains & vallents & 
ye bedsteed very little worth, 31i. 10s. ; a Trundle bed being a 
straw bed with ye old Eugg & Blankett & ye other Small mat- 
ter belonging to it, 15s. ; 5 old pillowbeers, 5s. ; 2 paire of 
sheetes well worne. Hi. ; one Table cloth above half worne out, 
2s. ; one chesty 8s. ; an old Trunke, 3s. ; an old warming pan, 



THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 77 

an old kettle & an old skillett, 13s. ; Iron pott & pott hangers, 
fire sliovell & a broken paire of Tongs, a grid Iron, an old pr. 
bellowes & Fryeing pan, 13s.; old beare vessel!, 3 Tubbs & a 
Little salt beefe, 6s. ; 3 qrt. earthen Juggs, 2 old Candlesticks, 
2 old pewter potts, a Little old pewter & old Jarr, 5s. ; 4 Small 
pe\\i«r platters, 10s. ; 2 earthen platters, 2s. ; an old Cubbard, 
2 Joyne stooles & an old Table, 5s., an old cradle, 2 old Sea 
chests, & 4 or 5 old chaires, 4s. ; 2 old Sives & a little old 
Woodden ware, 3s. ; an old hatchet & 2 henns, 2s. ; debts owing 
from Henry Frend, 10s., Eichard Eichards, 4s.; Wm. Shaw, 
2s.; Nathaniel Felton, Is. 6d.; total, lOli. 2s. 6d. "\Vhat my 
husband carried with him to Virginea but it being I am sure 
ye most of his estate I cannot giue acct. of Neither can I giue 
an Exact acct. of what my husbands debts are." 
Allowed 30 : 4 : 1676 upon oath of the widow Sara. 

Essex County Quarterly Court Files, vol. 25, leaf 52. 

Estate of Eichard Sibley. 

Administration upon the estate of Eichard Sibly, intestate, 
was granted 30 : 4 : 1676, to Hanna, the relict, who made oatli 
to the inventory brought in. She was to pay to the seven chil- 
dren, Samuell, the eldest, 61i., and Hana, Sara, Damaris, 
Jolm, Mary and Elizabeth, 31i. each, at age or marriage, the 
house and ground to be security. 

Inventory of the estate of Eichard Sibley: dwelling house 
and barn with the Ground belonging to it, 601i. ; two feather 
beds w*^"^ Cloths belonging to them, 8li. ; Bedsteds, 18s. ; one 
hat & wearing Apparell, 31i. 2s. 6d. ; pewter, 14s ; earthen 
ware, 5s. ; Brass, skellets, worming pan & spoons, 14s. ; 
Glasses, 2s.; two old seives, a frying pan & Smothing Iron, 
6s. ; two Iron pots, 14s. ; one Iron Ketle, 14s. ; two Euggs, 
15s. ; a pr. of Andiarns, 8s. ; fire shovell, tongs, hakes, pot 
hooks & Gridiron, Hi. 3s., spitt, 2s. ; 3 saws, 8s. ; pr. of Bel- 
lows & a pail, 2s.; five old Axes, lis.; two drawing knives & 
two round Shaves and a hollowing tool, 10s. ; two old ladders 
& Meal vessells, 5s. 6d. ; two adsess, 7s.; two Smal frows, 2s.; 
two bigger frows, 3s. ; one Auger, 2s. ; & three hammers, 4s. ; 
paire of Chezells & Goudge, 4s.; a hollowing tool & pincers, 
4s. ; three old hoes, 3s. ; 6 old chaires, 6s. ; looking Glass, 2s. ; 
one Winscot chest, 15s.; another chest & box, 12s.; an old 
Trunke, 3s.; two spining wheels & a p of cards, 10s.; smal 
table, 4s. ; an old smal bed & Covering & pillows, 20s. ; five 
sheets, 24s.; parcel of house lining, 16s.; 6 pound of yearn at 



78 THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

2s. p pound, 12s. ; 5 pound of cotton woll, 3s. 9d. ; 9 pound of 
flax, 6s. 9d. ; 3 pound of woolen yearn, 6s., and a brish, 6d. ; 
2 Bed Curtains, 10s. ; one Cow & a heifer, 51i. 10s. ; total, 
941i. Is. 

Allowed 30 : -1: 1676 upon oath of the widow. 

Essex County Quarterly Court Files, vol. 25, leaf 55. 

Estate of John Silsby. 

Administration upon the estate of Jolin Silsby, intestate, 
was granted 30:4:1676 to Bethia, the relict, and she 
was ordered to pay to her son John, 201i. at age, the house 
to be given for security. 

Inventory of the estate of John Silsby, taken June 26, 1676 
by Hilliard Veren, sr., and Edinond Feveryeare: dwelling 
house with ground belonging, 501i. ; fether bed, rug, curtains, 
bedsted, 51i. ; 2 pr. sheetes, 20s. ; 1 doz, napkins & 6 to wells. 
Hi. 15s. ; 3 shirts, 12s, ; 3 pc. old linen drawers, 5s. ; 3 pr. pil- 
low beers, 5s. ; a carpett, 15s. ; 4 pr. old & 1 pr. new stockens, 
10s. ; 2 pr. old cards, 3s. ; wearing apparrell, 50s. ; a hatt, 4s. ; 

5 old neckcloath, 2s. 6d. ; 3 chests, 20s. ; marrenrs instruments 

6 callender, 14s. ; 6 flag chaires, 6s., a cradle, 5s., a stoole 
table, 30d., 13s. 6d. ; 1 pr. tonges, fire pan, hake, 5s. ; Iron 
pott, 5s. ; Skillett, 3s. ; pewter, 6s. ; earthware, 2s. ; spoones, 
trenchers & lumber, 3s. ; glasses & an old case, 2s. ; Come, 
24s. ; a box Iron, 2s. ; a gun & sword, 20s. ; 3 baskett, 2s. ; a 
bible & 2 old bookes, 5s. ; the estate is creditt, 18s. ; a Cow, 
50s. ; 5 sheepe & 2 lambs, 45s. ; a mare, 20s. ; more on sea bede 
& Covering, 10s. ; total, 741i. 16s. The estate is Dr. 2 Hi. 

Allowed 30: 4: 1676 upon oath of Bethiah, the widow. 

Essex County Quarterly Court Files, vol. 25, leaf 57. 

Estate op John Kitchen of Salem. 

"The last will & Testement of John Kitchen the twentith 
day of December in y^ year one thousand six hundred Seventy 
fine, being in parfect Memory & understanding I doe bequeth 
My dwelling house & land belonging to it and about an Acre 
of Salt Marsh by Castill hill unto my wife dureing her life 
time & to my Son Eobert after her decease Secondly I doe 
giue & bequeth ]\Iy Orchard and Ground behind it vnto My 
son Eobert Kitchen : prouided y* y^ one halfe of y*" produce of 
both be for my wifes use & to her dispossall dureing her life 
Thirdly as for y^ rest of My estate i giue to my wife to be for 
her use dureing her life time & after her decease to be dis- 



THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 79 

possed of to y^ rest of my children fouerthly i doe by this My 
will Make my wife & My Son Robert kitchen exseccetrice and 
exseccetor." 

John Kitchin 

Witness: Sam": Shattocke, Abraham Cole. 

Proved in Salem court 30:4:1676 by Samuell Shattock 
who affirmed and Abraham Cole who made oath. 

Inventory of the estate of John Kitchin taken May 30, 
1676 by Edward Flint and Richard Croade: A dwelling house 
& a Small Barne with the Land upon wch the said howse & 
barne stands being by Estimation al^out a qrtr. of an acre, 
1601i. ; Orchard & another ps. of Land adjoyning to it being 
in whole about Two acres of Land, 601i. ; about an acre of Salt 
marsh lyeing in the Sowth field neer Castle hill, 71i. ; one Cow, 
31i. ; a mare, 31i. In the parlor his Lodgeing roome the goods 
there, a Feather bed & Furniture, llli. ; Trundle bed being 
likewise a Feather & Furniture, 41i. ; cubbard. Table & Joyne 
stooles, 21i. ; Small Table & 2 Carpetts, Hi. 5s. ; Chest, box & 
a little Forme, 15s. ;pr. of cast dog Irons, 10s.; Case of 
Bottles, 4s.; 7 chaires, 15s.; glass Bottles & small cups & 
a small pes of silver plate, cushen & cubbard cloth 
on the Cubbards head. Hi. 5s. ; his wearing Apparrell, 
201i. ; 3 bibles & some other bookes. Hi. In the parlor Cham- 
ber, Feather bed & furniture, 181i. ; Trundle bedsteed, 6s. ; 3 
blanketts, Rugg & Coverled, 21i. 10s. ; Cubbard with the Fur- 
niture in it, 31i. ; Table & 6 Joyne stooles, 2li. 5s. ; 6 Chaires, 
12s. ; 3 Cushens stuffd, 9s. ; chest & a small Trunke, 12s. ; a 
wiccar baskett & looking glass, 6s. In the porch chamber, 
Feather bed, bedsteed & furniture, 81i. In ye garret, 5 bush, 
of wheate, 4 bush, of corne, Hi. 17s.; Tubbs, a wheel & some 
other Limiber, 6s. ; a hammocke, 8s., in the kitchin. In pew- 
ter & brass, lOli. 6s. ; a pestell & morter, 4s. ; a still, 8s. ; pew- 
ter, 4s.; Letten ware, 15s.; earthen Ware, 15s.; 3 doz. Trench- 
ars, 3s. ; a Jack, Andirons, Fire Shovels, Tongs, 2 spitts & a 
pr. of Stilliards, 2 smoothing Irons, hakes. Fenders & chafing 
dish with some other small Iron Things, 31i. lis. ; 3 Iron potts 
& a Kettle, Hi.; 2 Iron wedges, 2s.; 2 Little Tubbs & 4 
Chaires, 8s. ; A meale Trough, 2s. ; Bowls & Trayes, 3s. In 
the shop, 4 bush, malt, 16s.; 1 1-2 bush, wheate, 7s. 6d. ; 
Tubbs & barrels in the cellar, 15s. ; In Lynnen as Table cloths, 
napkins towels sheets & pillowbeers, 15li. ; money, 40li. ; debts 
due, 61i. ; saddle & bridle & 2 pillions & pillion cloth, 21i. ; 3 
payles whereof Two with Iron hoopes & bayles, 4s. 6d. ; a 



80 THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

Lynning wheel, 3s.; 2 Chests, 4 Jarrs & a handsaw, 7s.; A 
spade & a pr. billowes, 5s. ; total, 39811. 4s. 

Allowed 30 : 4 : 1676 upon oath of Robt. Kitehin. 

Essex County Quarterly Court Files, vol. 25, leaves 59, 60. 

Estate of Jonathan Wildes. 

Administration upon the estate of Jonathan Wiles, intes- 
tate, granted 30 : 4 : 1676 to John Wiles who made oath to the 
inventory. 

Salem Quarterly Court Records, vol. 5, leaf 96. 

Inventory of the estate of Johnnathan Wills, taken June 
28, 1676 by John How and William Aver [ill] : a mar and 
ould sadell, 21i. ; a small Gun, 15s. ; thre saws, 18s. ; a beres, 
5s. ; Broad ax, 5s. ; square, 2s. 6d. ; mortis auger, 2s. ; ould 
lorans. Is. 6d. ; an ould ax, 2s. ; an inch auger and a payer of 
Cliisells, 3s. 6d. There is a parsell of Land about 15 akers 
which was to be Johnnathan's after his fathers decase : this to 
be consederd whither to be in the Inventory or no. 

Allowed in Salem court 30 : 4: 1676, 

Ess,ex County Quarterly Court Files, vol. 25, leaf 63. 

Estate of William Pitcher. 

"estate I dispose Inpr. I will that all my due debts 

which I owe to any manner of person be truly satisfyed by 
my executours hereafter specifyed I give and bequeath of that 
estate I have to my elder Brother John Pitcher living in Eng- 
land att Kenton in Devonshire, forty pounds to be paid to him 
by my Executours, or to his order here in New England, and 
in case of my Brothers decease to be paid to my Brothers eld- 
est Sonne living, and the remainder of the estate I give and be- 
queath to my loving Freind Andrew Tucker : in whose house 
I now ly sicke : Item by these present I doe appoint, ordaine 
& constitute my loving Freinds Andrew Tucker and Rich Rith 
to be my Executours of this my will and Testament, leaving 
it to the care & ingenuity of my Executours to take care of 
satisfying my debts, and taking care of my ffunerall ; In wit- 
ness of which premises I have here unto sett to my hand and 
seale this twenty fift day of November, in the year of our 
Lord, one thousand six hundred and seventy five." 

William (his W mark) Pitcher, (seal) 

Witness: John (his % P. mark) Pederick, William (his 
mark) Venning. 

Proved in court 30:4:1676 by the witnesses, who made 
oath 14 : 1 : 1675-6 before Wm. Hathome, assistant. 



THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 81 

Inventory of the estate of Wm. Pitcher, taken May 32, 1676 
by Eobert (his E mark) Hooper and Edw. Humphrey: For a 
Green Eugg, pillow & fethers, 9s. ; a silver Lace wastcoat and 
another wastcoat with Gollon, Hi. ; one Coat, 2 pare Breeches 
and one pare Eed Drawers, 18s.; Coate and Breeches, Hi. 2s.; 
two Eemnants of stuff, 13s. 8d. ; a Eeninant of Ticken, IBs.; 
percell of Lining, 10s. ; a hatt & some other Small things, 
8s. ; an old pare Boots and a Chest, 8s. ; Little Trunk, 2s. Gd. ; 
2 pare stockings, 2s. 6d. ; total, 61i. lis. 8d. Debts owdng to 
him, 771i. 

Attested 30: 4: 1676 by Andrew Tucker, the executor. 

Charges of Andrew Tucker on account of Wm. Pitcher : the 
first Month of his sickness Diat, tendance and Licquor and 
watchers & other Necesasaryes, 61i. ; 2 month for Diat tend- 
ance and Licquor & watchers & other Necessaryes, 8li. ; 3 
month Hee Growing worse and worse for Diate, Tendance & 
for watchers p 2 every night & for Brandy for y® watchers, 
firewood and Light, 121i. ; 4 Month For Diat Tendance & for 
2 Watchers every Night & for Brandy for the watchers Fire- 
wood and Light, 12li. ; 5 month to Diat and tendance p one 
whole month after the will was made & for 2 watchers Every 
Night To Brandy p his watchers victualls and Fire wood, 
131i. ; To Doct. Daniell Wells, 61i. 17s.; to Doot. Eichd. Knott, 
21i. Is.; To 2 Journeys to Charlstown & pd to Doct. Check- 
ing, Hi. 10s. ; 1 Journey to Boston to Doct. Snelling & wt. I 
had of him, 16s.; To a Journey to Lin to Goody Edmonds & 
by his owne Order & for horse & man to fetch her & Cary her 
home, 18s. ; paid to ye Constable of marblehead for Countrey 
and towne Eate, 8s. 6d. ; To his Funerall, 6li. ; for my own 
Labour and my wife Goeing Early & Late to Marblehead, 
Salem, Boston & to and again & Use of my horse, 61i. ; paid 
to Eichard Eeith, 17s.; to Edward Humphreys, 4s.; to Eobt. 
Hooper, 2s. ; total, 771i. Is. 6d. 

Essex County Quarterly Court Files, vol. 25, leaves 64-66. 

Estate of Matthew Legroe. 

Administration upon the estate of Mathew" Legroe, who was 
slain in the wars against the Indians, was granted July 18, 
1676, to Nathaniell Brickett, who brought in an inventory, 
and was bound. 

Salem Quarterly Court Records, vol. 5, leaf 97. 

Moses Litell, aged about nineteen years, and Joseph Poore, 
aged about twenty-two years, testified that Mathew Legro 



82 THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

was a servant to Elisha Ilslie when he was pressed for the 
war, that he was a covenant servant and was bound to serve 
as an apprentice from about the beginning of May, 1675, for 
two years and six months to learn his trade. Sworn, June 
22, 1676, before Daniel Denison. 

Owing to Mathew Logrow: by Mr. Short, 10s,; by Jno. 
Celly, 5s. ; by Peter Tapon, 6s. ; by Dan. Lunt, 41i. 4s. ; by his 
wages for his being a souldier, 14li. ; mony in his Chest, Hi. ; 
clothing in his chest, 2li. ; total, 22li. 5s. Account of what he 
owed to ]\Ir. Adkinson, 31i.; Capt. White, 12s. 3d.: Mr. 
Thomas Woodbridge, 4s. ; George Major, 19s. ; widdow Moody, 
17s.; total, 51i. 12s. 3d. Nathaniell Bricket declared that 
what was due to Mathew Lougrow he had given to him. 

Attested in Salem court 18 :5m: 1676 by Nathaniell 
Bricket. 

William Fannen, aged about thirty years, deposed that im- 
mediately before Mathu Groe went away toward Hadly as a 
soldier, he was witness to a will made in favor of Nathaniell 
Bricket of Newbery, but he did not have time to finish it and 
told deponent that he gave his estate to said Bricket in con- 
sideration of his kindness and charges during his sickness. 
John Mitchell, aged about twenty-five years, testified to the 
same. vSworn, June 26, 1676, before Daniel Denison. 

Richard Dole testified that he was also a witness to the same 
and that Grow asked him at deponent's house just as the sol- 
diers were marching away. Sworn in court, June 26, 1676. 

Essex County Quarterly Court Files, vol. 25, leaves 84, 85. 

Estate of Mrs. Eleanor Robinson of Salem.* 

Whereas an account was brought into court of the estate 
of Ellenor Robinson, deceased, by Mr. Henry Bartholmew, 
administrator, there being 25s. left of the estate, the court 
July 18, 1676, allowed said administrator 15s. for his pains 
and the other 10s. was to be paid to Mr. Edmund Batter 
toward his debt. 

Salem Quarterly Court Records, vol. 5, leaf 97. 

Edmond Batter's account of the estate of Elinor Robinson, 
deceased, dated 21:5: 1675 : Creditor to mony Rpcpivfnl of 
Goody Mascall, Hi. 16s.; to mony Reed, of my wife, 31i. 19s.; 
for hire of 2 Cowes, Hi. 8s. ; to 2 Cowes that being killed come 
to 41i. 5s.; total, llli. 8s. Debter: to Capt. Joseph Gardner, 

•See ante, vol. 2, page 246. 



THE PEOBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 83 

expense of her buriall, 7s. 8d. ; paid for her, 15s. 4d. ; total, Hi. 
3s. Edmund Batter's receipt for 91i. in silver, dated Aug. 6, 

1675, from Mr. Henry Bartholmy for a debt due from Elinor 
Robinson. 

Essex County Quarterly Court Files, vol. 25, leaf 85. 

Estate of John Whitridge of Salem. 

Administration upon the estate of John Whitterig, who was 
slain in the wars against the Indians, was granted July 18, 

1676, to Jolm Baxter, who was to bring in an inventory to the 
next court. 

Salem Quarterly Court Records, vol. 5, leaf 98. 

Guardianship of Bethia Longhorne. 

Bethia Longhorne chose her uncle Thomas Longhorne as 
her guardian, Sept. 26, 1676. 

Ipswich Quarterly Court Records, vol. 5, page 282. 

Estate of Thomas Millett, Sr., of Gloucester. 

Administration upon the estate of Thomas Millett, intes- 
tate, was granted Sept. 26, 1676, to Mary Millett, relict of 
said Thomas. 

Ipswich Quarterly Court Records, vol. 5, page 283. 

Inventory of the estate of Tho. Millitt, Sr. which he left in 
his wife's possession taken Gloster 23: 7m: 1676 by William 
Vinson, James Stevens and William Sargent: his hows & land, 
marsh & upland liiing to the hows, 501i. ; 12 Akers of upland 
upon the Hand, 121i. ; 8 akers of marsh at the Hand, 21i. ; 4 
Akers of marsh at the Cove, 121i. ; on Cow, 31i. ; 10 sheepe, 
31i. ; in waring Clothing, 31i. 6s. ; lining, Hi. 10s. ; beding, 3li. 
10s.; bookes, 17s.; a dept due in a litell tyme, 41i. ; lomlaer in 
the hows. Hi. 15s. ; a small remnant of Eresh Cloth, 4s. ; 
shepes woole, Hi. ; total, 12811. Is. 

Attested in Ipswich court Sept. 26, 1676 by Mary Millet, 
administratrix of the estate of her husband Thomas Millet. 

The agreement between Thomas Millet, Xathaniel Millet. 
Thomas Riggs, Isaac Elwell and Sarah formerly the wife of 
John Millet late deceased, concerning the dividing of the es- 
tate of Thomas Millet, Sr., their father, who died intestate, 
into five equal parts : to Thomas Millet the eldest son of said 
Thomas Millet, Sr., ISTathaniel Millet, Thomas Riggs, and 
Isaac Elwell 12li. each; to the four children of John Millet 
and Sarah his wife, 121i., Sarah to have the use of it until the 



84 THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

children come to age and then to be paid to them, she also 
shall have 12li. for her own use this to be for the tending of 
their mother Mary IMillet late deceased, and for what their 
mother had of her both in sickness and in health, also upon 
the said account to have the use and profits of the house and 
land about it, wherein she now dwelleth ; the remainder of the 
estate sliall l^e for the ])ayment of the debts of Thomas Millet, 
Sr. and Mary his wife. 

Signed Sept. 26. 1082. 

It was agreed before the assignment hereof that the parties 
above mentioned engage to pay their equal share of what debts 
may be due more than the remainder of the estate. 

Signed Sept. 27, 1682 by Thomas Millet, Nathanell (his 
1—1 mark) Millet, Thomas Riggs. 

Presented and allowed in Ipswich court Sept. 26, 1682 and 
administration granted to Thomas. 

Essex County Probate Files, Docket 18,484. 

Estate of Eichard Jacob of Ipswich. 

"In the name of god Amen I Eichard Jacob of Ipswich in 
new England being weak in body but of perfit un- 
derstanding & memory : doe Comit my body to desent buriall 
& my Soul : to the lord Jesus Christ my most mersyfull Sauier 
& Eedemer in ho])e of Beserection to euerlasting liff doe thus 
dispos of my estat that god hath gratiusly giuen me : it I giue 
to my brother Thomas Jacob thirty pownds to be paid seuen 
years after my desseas I Giue to my brother John Jacob sixty 
pownds to be pd as foloweth iiueten powaids two years after 
my desseas Iiueten pownds more f ovver years after my desseas : 
fiuetene pownds six years after my desseas liuetene 
pownds eight years after my disseas: I giue to my 
brother Joseph Jacob : sixty pownds to be pd as foloweth 
thirty pownds witliin one year after my desseas : the other 
thirty pownds to be pd fine years After my disseas : I giue to 
my Sister martha Jacob fiuety fine powndes : forty fiue of it 
to be pd in my housall goods I Giue to my Sister Judeth Jacob 
forty fiue pownds : thirty fiue pownds of it in houshold goods : 
all the rest of my estat housing lands Catll and good and 
debts from whomsoeuer due my debts ||and legesys|| and fun- 
erall Cliarges being pd: I giue to my brother Nathanell Jacob 
whom I make Sole executor of this my last will & testament : 
I doe desir my two unkle Appltons to be ouerseers of this my 



THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 85 

\\'ill In Confemation whereof I haue set two my hand and 
Seale this 8^^ June 1676." 

Eichard Jacob (seal). 

Witness: Samuell Appleton, John Whipple. 

Proved in Ipswich court Sept. 26, 1676 by Capt. Jo. 
Whipple. 

Inventory taken June 26, 1676 by John Appleton and John 
Whipple: his waring Clothes linon & wooline, shos, boots, 
hats, 121i.; a Fowling peece, 25s.; pistills, holsters, 25s. a 
watch bill, 5s.; pewter, 17s. 6d.; glassis. Is.; whit ware, 3s.; 
thre juges, 3s. ; candlstiks. Is. ; 8 spones, 3s. 6d. ; 2 dus. trench- 
ers, 2s. ; 2 Chayers, 6s. ; two joined stooles, one foorm, 5s. : 4 
cushins, 4s., a clever, 2s.; a payer of sheers. Is.; hammer & 
pincons, 2s. ; books, 12s. ; a payer of tonges, 4s. ; beedsted & 
fetherbeed ^\ath Curtins & valans & what belongs, 12li. ; 50 
bush, of indian Corn, 8li. 15s. ; 4 bush, of ryy, 18s. ; 6 bush, of 
oats, 15s.; a Costlit, 20s.; beedsted & a flok beed with what 
belongs to it, 31i. 10s.; sheeps wooll 161b., 16s.; 8 pown of 
yarne. Hi. ; a beed Coard, 2s. ; cotten yam & cotten wooll. Hi. 
6s. ; a small table & a baskit, 4s. ; Coatiie box, 5s. ; two firkins 
of butter, 31i. ; two barrells of poark, 71i. ; poarke & baaken, 
21i. 5s.; old chees 100 wait, 21i.; 121i. of candle, 6s.; soape, 
20s. ; barrels & tubes, 20s. ; beame & scales & waites. Hi. ; friing 
pann, 2s. ; 3 sives. 6s. ; 22 cheeses, 50s. ; chees pres & churne, 
15s.; in brase, 41i. ; paiels, tubes, Keelers with other wood 
ware, Hi. 10s.; beetle & wedgis, 10s.; one axe, 3s.; wimbls, 
chisels, 5s. ; thre sawes, sadle & hamer, 17s. ; tomberell, wheels, 
plow Irones. 31i. ; yoakes, chaine & spanshakell, 17s. ; Grind- 
ston & Sythes, 10s. ; com on the ground, 201i. ; Earthen weare, 
beese, 15s. ; 150 accerse of Land with housing & comonidg, 
75011. ; a bill from the Cuntry, 131i. 5s. lOd. ; 9 cowes, 311i. 
10s.; two oxen, llli. ; two bules, 51i. ; 4 steers, 161i. ; two 2 
year olds, 40s.; 12 year olds, 151i. ; 10 Calvs, 51i. ; one hors, 
411.; sheep, 31i. 10s.; swine, 201i. ; due from Eichd. *Hnttin, 
40s. ; from good. Abbit, 41i. ; malt, 41i. ; in goods aprised by 
itself for the two sisters, 611i. 12s. 5d. ; total, 106711. 2s. 3d. 
Debts due from the estat, 26li. 

Attested in Ipswich court Sept. 26, 1676 by N'athaniell 
Jacob, executor of the estate of his brother Eichard Jacob. 

Essex County Probate Files, Docket 14,726. 

Estate of Samuel Gage of Haveehill. 

"I Samuell Gage being by the grace of god in som Com- 
petent mesure of vnderstanding and daile waiting for my 



86 THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

Change doe make this as my Last will and testament: and 
doe herby appoint my beloued wife faith G-age ray Executrix 
of this my will first my soule I Comitt and all what I am 
and haiie Into y'' hands of god my most gracious and Loueing 
father in and thorough Christ Jesus my body I Leaue to the 
descreeion of my friends to be desently buried for my tem- 
porall Estate I do bestow as foloweth first all my delits to 
be paied and then I giue and Ijequeath to my beloved wife faith 
gage: which is iny sole Executrix: all my moueabls ||ad Cattel 
ad debts due to me|| and my house and house Lot that I bought 
of my brother Josiah gage which is about sixtene accres to hir 
and hir heires for Euer she y* is my beloued wife and Execu- 
trix paing oil my Debts out of this part of my Estat which I 
haue here giuen to liir : and then all the rest of my Land both 
in Bradford and Hauerill doe I giue franke and free to my 
dere daughter Elizabeth Gage only my beloued wife to haue 
the Improument of it till my daughter Come of age : but in 
Case my daughter should be remoued by death before she be of 
age then my will is that all the Land that I haue here giuen to 
hir shall goe to my brothers Daniell gage ISTathaniell gage 
Josiah gage to be Equaly diuided betwene them three In Case 
thay be then Lining or in Case not to y® heire Lawfuly be- 
gotten of the body of y*' deseased brother or to so many of them 
of them as shall be then Lining farther I doe giue to the towne 
of bradford: the beter to Enabel them to proniot the Intrest 
of Christ: forty shilings which my Executrix is to parforme 
In witnes that this is my Last will and testament I have set to 
my hand and scale this' 19*'' July 1676." 

Sa[miuell (his G mark) gage 
(seal) 

Witness: Shubaell walker, David Haseltine. 

Proved in Ipswich court 26: 7: 1676 by the witnesses. 

Inventory taken Aug. 18, 1676 by Shu. Walker and Daniell 
Wicom: wearmg apparill Linnin and woolen, llli. 12s.; ar- 
tillery, Hi. 10s. ; bead and beading, 141i. ; bookes, 10s. ; peuter, 
brass and Iron ware, 41i. 10s. ; chest, boxes and Tul)s, Hi. 10s. ; 
utencils for husbandry. Hi. 10s. ; saddell and pillion, Hi. ; 
swine, 4li. 15s.; Xeate Cattell, 20li. ; horses, 61i. ; 5 accres of 
English Corne in ye bame, lOli. ; 5 accres Indian Corne upon 
ye ground, 71i. 10s. ; a house and 16 accres land about it, 601i. ; 
about foure score accres Land in bradford, 80li. ; about forty 
accres land at haverhill, 201i. ; saks, sheeps woole and a wheele, 
IBs.; total, 24511. 3s. Debts due to the estate, 51i. Debts due 
from the estate to Mr. Wainwright, 611. 12s. 1 l-2d. ; to Mr. 



THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 87 

lion of Eowly, Hi. ; to Doct. Benitt of Eowly, Hi. 5s. 6d. ; to 
Josiah ga^ of Bradford, 321i. ; total, 4011. 17s. 7 l-2d. 

Attested in Ipswich court Sept. 26, 1676 by Faith Gage, 
executrix of the estate of her husband Samuell Gage. 

Essex County Probate Files, Docket 10,504. 

Estate of Nathaniel Piper of Ipswich. 

"In the Name of God Amen. I Nathaniell Pyper of Ips- 
wich in America, being weake in body, but of good and pfect 
memory blessed be God, doe dispose of that estate God hath 
lent mee as followeth. In]irimis I glue \^ito Sarah my loue- 
ing wife, my bowse & house lott barne & orchyard, & all my 
lands at Hogg Hand with all my marsh both there, & else 
where in Ipswich, & all my stock of Cattle & sheepe with all 
my howsehold goods & debts during hir widdowhood, & vntill 
my Children Come to the age of one & twenty yeares, or be 
marryed. And then my will is that my Daughter Sarah shall 
haue five pounds payd hir by hir moother so soone as she can 
conueniently. Also I give vnto my Sonne Nathaniell Tenn 
pownds, at the age of one & Twenty yeares, or at his day of 
marrj'^age. Also I give vnto all my other Children, Josyah, 
John, Thomas, Mary, Margaret, Samuell, & Jonnathan, five 
pownds a peece, as they come to age or marry away. Also my 
will is that none of these legasies shalbe payd soe as to hinder 
my wife hir Comfortable subsistance while she Hues. And also 
my will is that if any of my Children shaU depart this life 
before they Come to age, that then their portion shallbe 
equally diuided amongst the rest of my Children that shall 
suruiue. Also my will is, that if my wife should marry againe, 
that she shall haue one halfe of my bowse, & halfe of the home 
lott duringe hir naturall life, and the vse of halfe my house- 
hould goods. And after hir decease my will is that my sonne 
Nathaniell shall haue aU my howse & home lott, & all my land 
at Hogg Hand with the marsh there & else where, all these 
beinge prised & equally deuided amongst all my Children then 
liueinge euery one of them alike, onely my sonne Nathanlell 
to haue a double portion out of the same. I doe make Sarali 
my loueing wife my sole Executrix of this my last will & Tes- 
tament. Dated the Seauenth day of March in the yeare of 
grace Sixteene hundred seauenty and five 1675/76 In 
witnes whereof I haue herevnto set my hand & Scale." 

Nathaniell Piper, (seal) 

"Witness : Francis Wainwright, James Chute, Sen"". 

Proved in Ipswich court Sept. 26, 1676 by the witnesses. 



88 THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

Inventory* of the estate of Nathaniell Piper late of Ipswich, 
deceased Apr. 7, 1676, taken by James Chute and Niathanell 
Eiist : the dwelling house, barn & homestead, 1201i. ; land at 
Hogg Hand, 501i. ; 3 acres & 1-2 marsh, 9li. ; 2 oxen^ 9li. ; 3 
Cows, 91i. ; 13 sheepe & lambs, 41i. 10s. ; 1 Calf, 10s. ; 3 swine, 
40s.; 1 mare & old horse, 2li. In the Parlor: 1 fetherbed & 
furniture, 6li. 10s.; trundle bed. Coverlet & bolster, 21i. 10s.; 
Cupbord & a Chest, 2li. ; small Chest, 3s., a long table. Hi. 
13s. ; 3 Chaires, 6s. ; Andirons, 7s. ; Earthin ware, 4s. ; 2 small 
silver Cups, 15s.; Cradle & things in it, [14s. Copy] ; things 
in the Cubbord, [10s. Copy] ; box & a tub in ye Closet, [Is. 
Copy] 6d. ; Cushen & other things, 4s. ; gun & a Cutles, 21i. ; 
an old Sithe, 12d. ; his waring Clothes, 51i. ; A small spoone, 
4s. ; wearing Lining, 311. ; 18 pr. gloves, 9s. In the hall : 
pewter, 21i. 10s. ; brass, 31i. ; pots, trames & pot hooks. Hi. ; 
warming pan, morter & a spitt, 13s.; Alcumy spoones, 3s.; 3 
tables, 12s. ; 5 Chairs, 6s. ; tubs & wooden ware, 30s. ; earthen 
w^are, 7s.; 2 frying pans, 5s.; byble & bookes, 10s.; 3 wheeles, 
10s.; 3 pr. Cards, 10s.; 3 howes & an Axe, 10s.; 421i. woollen 
yarne, 4li. ; lOli. linnen yam, Hi. ; 5li. Cotton yarne, 10s. ; 8li. 
Cotton wooU, 8s..; 4 sives, 2 brushes, a basket, 6s. In ye hall 
Chamber: 151i. sheeps wool, 15s.; trundle bed & other things, 
21i. 10s. ; flax, 6s. ; oynyons, 4s. ; Corn & Chese, 5s. ; 3 bushell 
of Pease, 12s. In ye Parlor Chamber: fetherbed & beding, 51i. ; 
Chest, 4s. ; Apples, 10s. ; hay & Corn in ye barne, 41i. ; a box 
Iron & brand Iron, 5s. ; 5 baggs, 5s. Debts in ye booke, due 
about 201i. Debts owing, 451i. 

Attested in Ipswich court Sept. 26, 1676 by Sarah Pyper 
executrix of the estate of her husband Nath. Pyper. 

Debts due to the estate of Nathaniell Piper this Sept. 26, 
1676, which belong to lies of Shoals & Piscattaqua, 131i. 6s. 
Essex County Probate Files, Docket 22,022. 

Estate of William Titcomb, Sr., of N'ewbury. 

"The last will and testimen of william Titcomb Sen"" of 
newbery in the County of Essex in new ingland : which is as 
foloweth: ferst in gods Apoynted time T resien my soule into 
the hands of god that giaue it and my body to the dust vnteU 
the day of the resurecksion of the Just: with asuered hop att 
that day to rescue itt acording to the gracious promis of of the 
god of grace and truth in Christ Jesus: and for my 
Temperall goods which the lord haue giuen mee I despose of 
them as foloweth : I giue to my to Eldest daughters Sara and 

*Copy, Ipswich Deeds, vol. 4, page 52. 



THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 89 

mary twenty shillings a peice as a pleg of my lone who hane 
reseud thayr porsions in my leif time : I glue to my daughter 
Elizabeth bartlut tene pound who hane likewise reseud part 
of her porsion in my life time : I giue to my sonns benaia Wil- 
liam : thonias : and John : together with my other fowr daugh- 
ters rebeca : tersa ledy and anne : twenty pounds a peice : and 
thes porsions to bee paid to them within one year after my 
deseas to as many of them as shall be of age that is to say my 
sonns to be of twenty one years and my daughter att Eightine 
years and if any of them bee vnder the years aboue Exprest att 
my deseas thay shall not rescue thair porsions vntell thay Come 
to that age : and if it shall pies god that any of them shall dey 
before my selfe or after my deseas before thay Come to the 
age aboue exprest then my will is that thayr porsions shall be 
equally deuided to all them whether sonns or daughters to 
whom I haue giuen twenty pounds a peice and to my daugh- 
ter Elizabeth to whom I haue giuen ten pound I giue to my 
louing and dear wife the therds of all my lands for her ves 
and benifet with the therd of my bowsing dewring her naturall 
leife and then to retorn vnt my hair: lastly I doe make and 
hearby apoynt my sonn peniell tictcomb to be my hair to inioy 
all my land and housing and all my Estat beseids whom I doe 
here by apoynt my holle and solle executor to reseue all my 
estat in lands goods and depts whom I doe order and apoynt 
by this my will to pay all my depts that I doth owe and all 
the legasies that I haue giuen acording to the true entent of 
this my will : and that this is my last will and testimen hauing 
my perfecht memory and vnderstanding witnes my hand. I 
ad to what is aboue writen before my sining hear of that in 
Case my hair shuld deseas without Children all my land and 
howsing shuld be poseased and inioyed by my sonne benaya 
otherwise benomine or by the next EUdest survising att the 
death of my sonne peniall whom I haue apoynted my hair by 
this my will as witnes my hand in presenc of richard bartlut 
sen"" and thomas bartlut eaighteinth day of sebtember one 
thouson six hundred seuenty and six." 

William Titcomb 

Witness: Richard bartlet, Thomus Bartlet. 

Proved in Ipswich court Sept. 26, 1676 by the witnesses. 

Inventory of the estate of William Titcomb late of New- 
bury, deceased Sept. 24, 1676, taken Sept. 26, 1676 by An- 
thony Somerby, John Bartlett, Sr., Samuell Plumer, Sr. and 
Richard Bartlet, Sr. : his house, Barne & thirty two acres & 
halfe of upland and two freeholds, 20011. ; 30 acres of salt 



90 THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

marsh meadow, loOli. ; three plumb Hand Lotts, 501i. ; five 
acres in Birchen meadows, 201i. ; foure oxen, 221i. ; five cows, 
201i. ; one yerling heifer & a calfe, 21i. ; thirty sheep, 12li. ; 13 
swyne great & small, 71i. ; corne in the barne of barly Rye 
pease & wheat, IGli. ; Indian Corne on the ground, 81i. ; Hay, 
91i.; his wearing apparrell, lOli. ; one featherbed, 2 flock beds 
& furniture, 151i.; Brasse & pewter & Iron pots & kettles & 
Avarming pan, 6li. ; old Indian corne, 2li. 10s. ; 2 chests. Hi. 
10s.; two ploughs, 2 chaines & a paire of wheels, 21i. ; carpen- 
ters Tooles, Hooes & sithes, 21i. 10s. ; pott hangers, 2 cottrells, 
pr. of Andirons, Tongs & fire shovell. Hi. 10s.; buckets, 
trayes, keilers. Tubs, hogsheds & other lumber, 2li. ; beetle 
Rings, felling Axe, 4 wedges, &c., 12s; Debts due to the de- 
ceased, 270lil ; total, 82911. 12s. 

Attested in Ipswich court Sept. 26, 1G76 by Peniall Tit- 
combe executor of the estate of his father Wm. Titcombe. 

Essex County Probate Files, Docket 27,743. 

Estate of John Davis of jSTewbury. 

"The will of the deceased was a Noncupatiue will He de- 
sired that his debts might be paid and that his son John 
might haue four pounds, which he borrowed of him, and that 
the rest of his estate may be left in his wiues hands so long 
as she Hues she paying twelue pence a peice to her other foure 
sons & also to his daughter & his wife to dispose of what is 
left to his children at her death." 

[no signature] 

Witness: Tho. BroAvn, Anthony Somerby. 

Inventory of the estate of John Davis, deceased Nov. 12, 
1675, taken Nov. 16, 1675 by Anthony Somerby and Samuell 
(his v^ mark) Poorer a mare, 31i. ; two cowes, 71i. 10s.; a 
cow and a 3 yerling heifer, 61i. 10s.; three 2 yerlings one of 
them a steere, 6li. ; one yerling calfe, Hi. ; Eleven sheep, 4li. ; 
of corne in the barne. Rye, barly, oats & Indian, 12li. ; Hay, 
61i. ; five small swyne. Hi. 10s.; cart & wheels, sled, 2 chaynes, 
plow & irons, 3 yoakes, 2 hooes, 3 prongs, harrow & sider 
trough, 4li. ; a cannoe. Hi. ; his wearing apparrell, 131i. ; three 
beds, six blanckets, 2 coverletts, 6li. ; two Iron potts & pott 
hookes, tramel, spit, pr. of Andirons, tongs, box of Irrons, 
gridiron, 21i. 15s. ; musket, 2 swords & belts, 2pd. of powder, 
2li, 15s., 2 pr. of bullet mouls, worme scowrer, 42 bullets, 21i. 
15s.; In provisions, 4li. ; two chests, a powdering tub, 2 bar- 
ells, 2 boxes, meale tub & trough, buking tub, three chayres & 
other lumber, keeler, 4 trayes. Hi. 10s. ; two bucketts, 4 selves, 



THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 91 

wooden morter, three wheeles, cart rope & pr. of cards, Hi. 
2s.; an hower glasse & a bible, lis.; 3 small haniers, pinssers, 

2 seithes, 2 axes, 3 booreers, shave, crosscut saw, froo, beetle, 
4 wedges, mortessing axe, peck measure, 2 meale baggs, a 
hayre bag, 4 sickles & 4 hooks, 2li. 15s.; a quart pot of pew- 
ter & a pint pot &■ a pewter candlesticke & pewter dish, 12s. ; 

3 ladders, a double breaker, 2 Chumes, 2 doore locks, a frying 
pan^ Hi. 4s. ; An Iron bar, trowel & lumber, 8s. ; sheeps wooll, 
Hi. ; total, 801i. 2s. The debts of the deceased : to Capt. Ger- 
rish about 4li. 16s.; Mr. Thos. Woodbridg about 31i. 15s.; 
Capt. White about 21i. 10s.; Richard Kent about. Hi. 4s.; 
widdow Moody, 2li. 10s.; total, 14li. 15s. 

Attested in Ipswich court Sept. 26, 1676 by Elnor Davis 
widow, and administratrix of her husband's estate. 

Essex County Probate Files, Docket 7,280. 

Estate of Capt. Samuel Brocklebank of Rowley. 

Inventory of the estate of Capt, Samuell Brocklebank 
taken by Maxemillian Jewett, Ezekil Northend and Nehe- 
miah Jewett: House & homestead with killne, Barne & Lott 
9 Acers, 801i. ; The Farme towards Bradford, 15011.; 11 Acers 
of upland at Towne End towards Mill, 22li. ; 4 Acers of Cow- 
bridg marsh, 81i. ; 2 Acers of marsh at Oyster poynt, 8li. ; 2 
Acers of marsh at stackyard, lOli. ; Salt marsh at Mr. Nelsons 
Isleand, lOli.; Hog Isleand Gate marsh, lOli. ; Highway 
marsh, 5li. ; 1 Acer 1-4 at Batchelor meadow, 21i. ; 4 Acers of 
upland in the Marsh farme, 8li. ; 5 Acers of upland at Long 
hill, 51i. ; total, 31811. 2 Oxen, lOli. ; 4 stears, 141i. ; 1 Bull 

4 yr. old, 31i. 10s. ; 1 Bull 2 yr. old, 2li. ; 5 Cowes, 15li. ; 3 two 
yr. olds, 61i. ; 2 yearlings, 2li. ; 2 Horses, 61i. ; 2 mares, 4li. ; a 
two year old Colt, Hi. ; 2 yearling Colts, Hi. 10s. ; 12 sheep & 
2 Lambs, 4li. ; 8 Hogs, 4li. ; Bookes, Hi. ; Mony & Apparrell, 
5li. ; sheets, pillowbears & Napkins, 3li. ; Beds, beding & bed- 
steads, 151i. ; Hemp, wool & flax, 2li. ; Brass warming pan, 
kettls, skilletts, brass potts, 2 frying pans, 31i. lis.; peuter. 
Hi. 12s. ; 2 Iron potts, morter & pestle, Hi. 3s. ; And- 
irons, Tramills, Lamps, pott hooks, fire pan & tongs, trevet, 
Hi. 5s. ; Barrills, Tubs, traies, Basketts & other Lumber, Hi. ; 
Table, chaires, cushins, chest & boxes, 15s.; Cart, plows & 
Irons, cheins. Axes, yoaks & other utensels for Husbandry, 
51i. ; screen, Haircloth & measures. Hi. 5s. ; Bricks, 5li. ; corne 
& baggs. Hi. 10s.; two Guns, Hi. 10s.; 8 Acers of Land at 
Bradford, 21i.; total, 44211. lis. 

Debts due to Mrcht. Wainwright, 31i. ; to Henry Rylay, 41i. 



92 THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

lOs. ; the Colledg, 21i. ; Thomas Leaver, 10s.; Leonard Herri- 
man, 14s, ; Jno. Pearson, Sr., 10s. ; James Barker, Sr., Hi. 
14s. ; Mr. Wade, Gd. Pearce, Gd. Riiss, Gd. Howard, Hi. 7s. ; 
Mr. Anthonie Stoddar, 2li. 3s. 6d. ; Goodman Woodin, Hi. 
5s.; total, 171i. 13s. Gd! Estate Cr. to Ralph Hall, 131i. IGs.; 
Joseph Williams, oli. 5s. ; what is due for Country service, 
4li. 3s. ; total, 231i. 4s. 

Attested in Ipswich court 26:7:1676 by Hanah Brockle- 
banke administratrix of the estate of her husband. 

The court 26: 7: 1676, ordered the distribution of the es- 
tate as follows : to Samuel Brocklebank, 8011.^ and lands to 
the rest of the children, viz. Joseph, Hannah, Elizabeth, 
Mary, Sarah and Jane, to each 401i. as they come to age or 
marriage, Joseph to have his portion in lands. The rest of the 
estate to the widow and all the lands are bound for the pay- 
ment of the said portions. 

The agreement dated Oct, 9, 1701, of the children 
of Capt, Samuel Brocklebank and Hanah his wife 
late of Rowley, deceased, concerning the division of the es- 
tate they left : to Samuel Brocklebank the eldest son, the farm 
in Rowley about five miles from the meeting house, which he 
now dwelleth upon ; to John Stickney, one halfe of the twenty 
two acres by Kilburns and half the eight acres by the little 
pond towards Bradford, eleven acres of upland joining upon 
the west end ox pasture and four acres of land in the comon 
f eilds ; to William Dole, one half the twenty two acres by Kil- 
burns, one half the eight acres by the little pond towards 
Bradford and four acres of the Cowbridge marsh ; to John 
Tod, two acres of marsh at hog Island, two acres of marsh at 
Oyster Point and a commonage; to Nathaniel Coffin, one 
third of the marsh at Nelson Island and four ninths of the 
lot of land south of Long hill; to Abiell Somerby, two thirds 
of the marsh at Nelson Island and five ninths of the lot of 
land south of Long hill ; to Joseph Brocklebank the youngest 
son, the house and land on the same side of the way as the 
house, twenty eight acres in the west end ox pasture for the 
401i. allowed him for his portion, and the house lot on the 
other side of the way against the how and the marsh called 
Stack yard marsh about two acres, allways provided that he 
live to want it for his maintenance or if he leave a child, but 
if he die before he want it for maintenance, or if he leave no 
child, then the house lots and Stack yard marsh is to return 
to the five sisters or to their children, Joseph is also to have 
one freehold. 



THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 93 

Signed by Joseph (his X mark) Brocklebank, Samuell 
Brocklebank^ Sarah Coffin, Jane (her X mark) Sumerby, 
John Sticknee, William Dole, John Todd, Nathaniel Coffin, 
Abiel Somerby. 

Witness: Samuell Platts, John Higginson, 3d. 

Acknowledged Oct. 13, 1701 l)y the subscribers before the 
Hon. Jonathan Corwin, Esq. and Oct. 13, 1702 the agreement 
was allowed. 

Essex County Probate Files, Docl'et 3,388. 

Estate of Gilbeet Wilford of Haverhill. 

The relations of Gilbert Wilford of Haverhill not appear- 
ing to take administration of his estate, no executor being ap- 
pointed by any will of said Willford's, upon motion of Capt. 
John Whipple of Ipswich, he was appointed Xov. 14, 1G76, 
administrator and was ordered to bring in an inventory to 
the next Norfolk court. 

Salisbury Quarterly Court Records, vol. 2, leaf G6. 

Inventory of the estate of Gilberd Wilford taken July 28, 
1676 by Henry Palmer and Eobert Ford: a dwelling house 
unfinished, lOli, ; five acres of broken xip land neare ye house, 
loli. ; 30 acres of wilderness land neare ye house, 30li. ; two 
cowes, 61i. ; a two yeare old steire, 2li. ; a three yeare old 
heiffer, 31i. ; a horse, -lli. ; an Iron pot & a little brass pott, 
10s.; two axes, 5s.; a yoke & cheyne, 10s.; an Iron tramell & 
skillett, 6s. ; two spining wheels & cards, 10s. ; tubbs, kivers & 
barrills, 12s. ; Indian corne upon ye ground, lli. 10s. ; two 
ploughs & plough irons. Hi.; two sickles, 2s.; bedding & 
bookes & wareing clothes, 21i. ; an old frying pan, Is. 6d. ; 
total, 751i. 6s. 6d. 

Debts as appears to be due from ye estate as per a note of 
particulars : Mr. WainewTight. 5li. 3s. ; Capt. Saltonstall, 
17s.; Mr. Walker, 4li. Is.; Josiah Gage, lli. 16s.;Xath]L 
Clarke of Xuberie, lli. 12s.; Ensigne Chandler, 3li. 8s. 2d.; 
Eobert Eyers, 12s.; Henry Palmer, 7s.; Richd. Swan, lli. 5s.; 
Jno. Light, 211. 4s. Id. ; Jno. Simons, 10s. 8d. ; Decon 
Goodhu, 14s. 6d. ; Joseph Plumer, lli. 4s.; Good. Haseltine, 
rates, lli. 2s. ; Jno. Haseltine, 4s. 6d. ; James Kinsbery, 12s. ; 
Cornet Whipple, 421i. 12s. 7d. ; for charges of going to the 
court, 6s. ; for entring administracon & copi of it. Is. 6d. ; for 
recording ye inventory, 2s. ; total, 681i. 15s. The widow had 
for necessarie maintenance for herselfe & children before ye 
administrator entered, 61i. ; ye 3d part of ye land wch ye 



94 THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

widow challengeth wch ye administrator is not charged with. 
Attested in Salisbury court Apr. 10, 1677 by Capt. John 
Whipple. 

Copy, Norfolk Deeds, vol. 3, pai't 2, page 29. 

Upon motion of Capt John Whipple of Ipswich, adminis- 
trator of the estate of Gilbert Willford, court Oct. 9, 1677, or- 
dered him to make publication according to law at the sev- 
eral places mentioned of the death of said Wilford. and that 
his estate is looked upon as being insolvent, so that the cred- 
itors might be satisfied. Capt. Jno. Appleton, Deacon Wm. 
Goodhue and Sergt. Tho. Waite of Ipswich were appointed a 
committee to hear the claims of the creditors at said AVhip- 
ple's house in Ipswich and settle them. 

Hampton Quarterly Court Records, vol. 2, leaf 55. 

According to the appointment of the court held at Hamp- 
ton Oct. 9, 1677, John Appleton, William Goodhue and 
Thomas Waite met together Sept. 21, 1678, about the estate of 
Gilbert Wilford and find many bills brought in, some they do 
approve of and others that have no proof. The following 
judged legally due: Capt. John "Whipple, 421i. 12s. 7d. ; 
Francis Wainwright, 4li. lis. 2d.; Constable of Bradford for 
10 rates. Hi. 18s. 2d.; Ensigne Chandler of Andevor, 3li. 16s. 
2d.; Deacon Wm. Goodhue, 14s. lid.; Mr. Jonathan Wade, 
18s.; total, 54li. lis. Other bills not proved legally: Shuball 
Walker, 41i. Is. ; Jno. Light, 2li. 4s. Id. ; Jno. Simonds, 10s. ; 
Richard Swan, Hi.; James Kingsbury, 12s.; Josiah Gage, Hi. 
16s.; Nathaniel Clarke, Hi. 12s.; Joseph Plumer, 18s. 6d. ; 
Eobt. Eyres, 12s.; Henery Palmer, 6s. 6d. ; Capt. Dudlay 
Bradstreet, Hi. 10s. ; Mr. Habaccock Glover, 81i. ; Capt. 
Nathl. Salstonstall, 17s. 

The court having considered the return of the committee 
and finding according to the inventory of the estate, ye wid- 
ow's thirds being by it declared to be deducted, that the es- 
tate falls short of the sum that the debts amount unto, it was 
ordered Oct. 8, 1678, that the administrator pay the debts 
allowed of by the committee, Capt. John Appleton, Deacon 
Wm. Goodhew and Serg. Thomas Waite, deducting 2s. upon 
the pound and according to that proportion upon all the debts 
allowed of, 

Essex County Probate Files, Docket 29,865. 

Estate of T'homas Dow of Haverhill. 

"June 16 1676 the last will and testament of thomas dow 
being of perfect memory doe here mak my last will as fol- 



THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 95 

lowetli first my desire is that all my debts may be satisfyed 
"which I haue made knowne to my unkell biniamin kimbole 
whom I doe desire and constitut to be my overseer first I giue 
my eldest sone to Joan haseltine the wif of John haseltine 
till he be 21 yeares of age biit if she dyes before he coms to 
ye age of 21 yeares then her sone John haseltine shall haue 
the remainder of his time now for the satisfying of my debts 
I leaue my whole estate to my unkell beniamine kimbole and 
when my debts ar satisfyed then what remaines of my estate 
to remaine to my wif dm-ing her natural life but if she marry 
then she to haue what two men shall judg yearly payd hur by 
my sonn whom I make my heire of all the land that shal re- 
maine but my wife shal haue notJiling] to doe with any of 
my land these two men to be chosen one by my wife the other 
by my sone or Joan haseltin or John haseltin her son & I doe 
likwise enjoine my sone to giue unto my daughter when he 
comes to posese this land so much as shalbe judged by two 
men chosen by them or if my wife be with child now when I 
dy to haue the like only my will is that my sone shal haue a 
double portion if my children all dy without marying then 
what land remains to remaine one half to my wife if liueing 
the other halfe to my brother steuen dow and my sister mary. 
and martha ore theire children." 

Thomas (his' I mark) do we (seal) 

Witness : henry palmer, William White. 

Presented in Salisbury court Nov. 14, 1676, and an order 
made upon it, no executor appearing administration was 
granted to Henry Kemball of Haverhill. 

Inventory taken July 4, 1676 by Daniel Hendrick and Eob- 
ert Ford : ye House and orchad and Improved and ye unim- 
proved land, it being about Eighty Ecers, 12011.; one Hors, 
51i. ; one steer, 3li. ; tow Colts, 2li. ; tow Swine, one Swine 
more, Hi. 6s.; tow Calves, 16s.; one Saw and to Axes, l-ts. ; 
one ax mor, 3s.; one wedge, a paire of bittle Eings and one 
f roo, 7s. ; a pike, 5s. ; one tub, one barrell, 3s. ; tow pots and 
a little Cettle, 12s. ; a bedsteed, 5s. ; sled and a yoke and 
Hookes, 8s. 6d. ; one old Saddle, 5s. ; a peece of meadow, 31i. ; 
spining wheel, a paire of Cards and in wooden trad, 6s. ; 
beden, Hi. ; a paire of shoes, 3s. ; Due from Daniell brodley to 
ye estate of ye Deceased, 2li. 3s. ; Due from gilbord wilford to 
ye estate, Hi. 10s. ; total, 14811. 6s. 6d. 

Attested in Salisbury court Nov. 14, 1676 by Henry Kem- 
ball as administrator. 



96 THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

The account of the debts of Thomas Dow : to Leiift. 
Brown of Haverhill, 4li. 15s. ; Mr. John Knight of New- 
bury, 81i. ; Capt. Saltonstall, lis. 6d. ; Samuel Stickne and the 
weddow gage, llli. ; Capt. Geresh of Newbery, 31i. 6s.; Capt. 
Dudle Brodstreet, Hi. 10s. ; his beuriell the hole charge, 18s. 
6d. ; John Perle, Hi. 10s.; Thomas Estman, 5li. ; Nath. gage, 
5s. ; Beniemin Kimball, 5li. ; Samuell Lad, 6s. ; Robert Ford, 
7s.; Steven Webster as constable, 16s.; Robert Clemments for 
ratts, 17s. 6d. ; Robert Clements for debts, 10s.; Edward 
brommag, 2s. 6d. 

Presented in Salisbury court Apr. 9, 1678 by Henry Kim- 
bal to be added to the inventory of Thomas Dow. 

Henry Palmer, Ensign Pecker and Tho. Whittier were ap- 
pointed a committee to meet at sd. Palmer's house to proceed 
according as is ordered in ye case of Capt. Jno. Whipeles, 
Hampton court Oct. 1677. 

Essex County Prolate Files, Docket 8,236. 

Henry Kemball of Haverhill was appointed administrator 
of the estate of Tho. Dow. deceased, and was ordered Nov. 
14, 1676 to proceed according to the mind of deceased as by 
a paper presented as a will, dated June 16, 1676, and wit- 
nessed by Henry Palmer and William White, except that the 
widow should have her thirds according to law or what her 
husband allowed if the estate were sufficient. 

Salisbury Quarterly Court Records, vol. 2, leaf 67. 

Upon motion of Henry Kimball, administrator of the es- 
tate of Tho. Dow, court July 15, 1678, ordered him to make 
publication according to law at Boston. Bradford, Haverhill 
and Amesbury of the death of said Dow and that his estate 
is insolvent, in order that the creditors may present their 
debts before Henry Palmer, Ensign Pecker and Tho. ^V]littier 
at said Palmer's house, who were appointed to hear the claims. 
Salisbury Quarterly Court Records, vol. 2, leaf 89. 

Petition of Henry Kimble administrator to the estate of 
Thomas Dow of Haverhill, deceased, to the court at Boston 
May 11, 1681, for power to sell so much of the land as will 
pay the debts of the deceased. 

The court May 18, 1681 granted the petition of the admin- 
istrator and he to take the advice of L*. Browne and Wm. 
White of Haverhill and make return of his acts to any County 
Court in Essex for their approbation. Edward Rawson, Sec. 

Mass. Archives, vol. 16, papers 210-211. 



the probate records of essex county. 97 

Estate of Thomas Carter of Salisbury. 

"October y-" 30^*^ 167G In y'' name of God Amen I The: 
Carter of y'' town of Salisbury in y® Coimty of norfolk, Mas- 
secbuset? Collony in New england being weake of body butt 
of pfect memorie doe make this my last will & Testam* as fol- 
loweth, revoking all former wills by mee made: either by- 
word or wrighting Imprimis I doe giue & bequeath my Soule 
vnto allmighty God my maker : in hope of mercy & pardon 
of my Sinns through the infinite merritts & Satisfaccon of 
Jesus Christ my Savio"" & blessed redeemer: & my body to y® 
earth from whence it was taken to bee decently buried as to 
my Executrix Heare after named shalbe thought meet : And 
as for my worldly goods w^*^ y® Lord in mercy hath lent vnto 
mee : my will is y* my honest debts being first payd & my f un- 
erall expences discharged: y* y® remaynder of my estate be 
disposd of as followeth first I giue vnto my beloued wyfe y® 
vse & impumt of all my lands meddow marsh & upland: & 
bowsing duering her naturall life : pvided alwayes : y* if shee 
marry againe : then one half e of all my sd lands marsh & 
meadow: shalbe delivered vnto my two sonns forthwith shee: 
to choose w*""^ halfe she thinks good to haue : Itt. I giue to my 
sone Jn° Carter all my bowsing & y® one full half part of all 
my upland : i : e : y* halfe lyng next to y*' land of Joseph ISTor- 
ton & will : Brown : to rang fro y^ Pawwaus river up to y® 
high way also I do giue vnto my sd Son Jn°: y® one full & 
compleat half part of my great division ||of land|| aboue y® 
mill : as also all y* part of my marsh att brushie Hand, w*^^ 
lieth on y* side of y*^ dead Creek next to goodman Busels 
marsh lot up to a Spring by y*" side of y" beach as also my 
adicon of y® first higle dee pigledee : lot of Salt marsh liing 
next : Jn" Clough" : as also : my two acre lott of marsh liing 
at a place cald y*" rocks as also all my lott of marsh in y* bare- 
berry meadow ||w*'' y^ adicon|| liing between y® lotts of Tho: 
Mudget & Jn°. Clough : as also : y* lott of marsh neare fox 
Island w'"'' I exchangd w^*^ Oneze : Page : for my lott att m"" 
Halls farme : as also three cow comonages w*** all after di- 
visions belonging thervnto Itt : I do giue & bequeath vnto my 
Sone Sam" : Carter : y** other half part of my upland : next : 
m"" Bradburies land : as also y*^ one full halfe part of my great 
division of land aboue y^ mill. As also my Six acre lott of 
cow comon marsh : : & three Cowes comonages : & y® remaynd- 
er of my marsh lot at y^ beach vpon y® northermost side of y® 
dead creek next to brushie Hand 

"It: I do giue & bequeath vnto my daughter Mary fiue 



98 THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

povnd: w*^^ my will is shalbe payd vnto her by my Son Jn" 
out of w* estate I haue giuen vnto him : when my sd Son : 
shall come to y^ ||ful|| possession of his estate bequeathed vnto 
him : to bee made : in good pay att comon price It I do giue 
& bequeath vnto my daughter Martha: fiue povnd to be payd 
by my Executrix w*''in twelue months after my decease in some 
good pay att : comon price : It : I do giue & bequeath vnto my 
daughter Elizabeth fiue povnd, to be payd vnto her by my 
Executrix w**^ in twelue months after my decease in good pay 
at comon price. Itt : I giue & bequeath vnto my daughter 
Abigail fiue povnd to be payd vnto her by my Executrix w*** 
in thelue months after ray decease to be payd in good pay att 
comon price It : I giue & bequeath vnto my daughter Sarah 
ten poimd : fiue povnd of it : to bee payd vnto her by my Sone 
Sam", when he shall come vnto y^ full possession of his estate 
bequeathed \Tito him in good pay att comon price : & y® other 
flue povnd to bee payd vnto her by my Executrix w*^ in : 
twelue months after my decease Itt : I do appoint my welbe- 
loved wife Mary Carter sole Executrix vnto this my last will 
& Testam* & In wittness : vnto this my last will & Testam* : I 
haue here vnto sett my hand & Seale y* day & yeare first aboue 
written :" 

Tho: (his T mark) Carter (seal) 

Witness: Tho: Bradbury, William Buswel. 

Proved in Salisbury court 14::9m:1676 by the witnesses. 

Inventory taken 13 :9m: 1676 by Samll. Felloes, Sr. and 
Ephraim Winsley : his aparell, 31i. ; thre beds and furniture 
thereto belonging, 15li. ; two iron potts, a warming pan and 
two pewter platters. Hi. 10s.; other houshold stuff, 31i. 10s.; 
Indian Corne, 41i. 10s.; English come, 31i. 10s.; Cart, plow, 
cheines and other iron tooles, 31i. 5s. ; thre oxen, 141i. ; 4 
Cows, 12li. ; 3 yearlings, 5li. ; 3 calves, Hi. 10s.; mare, bridle, 
and sadle, 21i. 5s.; 12 shepe, 4li. ; 8 swine, 5li. ; houseing and 
ye land adjoining therreto and comonage, llOli. ; 16 acres 
meadow, 501i. ; a peice of outland aboue ye mill, 5li. ; in armes, 
Hi. 6s. ; 201i. of sheeps wooll, 14s. ; total, 2451i. 

Attested in Salisbury court 14: 9m: 1676 by Mary Carter. 
Essex County Probate Files, Docket 4,796. 

Estate of Eichard Goodale of Salisbuey. 

"In y^ name of god Amen I Richard Goodale of y*" Towne 
of Salisbury seny"^ in y® County of norfolke IMasachusets in 
New england being in good health and of pfect memory 



THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 99 

praises be giuen to god for y** same knowing y® vncertainty of 
this life and being willing to settle things in order conserning 
such things as y** lord hath in mercy lent me I make this my 
last will and Testam* vz Im* I doe hereby frustrat and make 
void all wills formerly per me made Im* I doe gine and be- 
queath my body to y® earth from whence it was taken and my 
soule to god who gane it assuredly beleiueing y® pardon and 
remishon of my sins in and Through y® blod of my lord and 
Saviour Jesus Cht Im* my debts being first payd : I doe hereby 
make my beloued wife Mary my sole execut"" of all my estate 
as houses lands and w* ever other estate I leaue for the time 
of her life and after her dcease I doe giue and bequeath vnto 
my son N"ehemiah all my house and lands y* I am now 
possest in y® Towne of Salsbury with all rites and p''veledges 
thervnto belonging and also w* stock is remaining execepting 
my division of vpland being my share and ppor- 
tion of y^ devision of the fine hundred acres being layd out for 
twenty acres be it more or less as it is layd out and bounded 
being in two peels a loott of march being a Cow Comon loott 
w'''' two divisions of vpland and march I doe giue and be- 
queath vnto my son Eichard and also y* halfe of Comon right 
w''^' was my flfather Richard Goodales all laying and being in 
y*^ Towneship of Salsbury Also I doe giue and bequeath vnto 
my son Richard all my land y* I am now possest of att kanect- 
ticutt Paying and being in y*^ township of midletownej] with 
all y® rights and p^^veledges therevnto belonging and also all 
my working tooles att my decease to be his and the best bed, 
and furniture therevnto belonging att y® decease of my wife 
Also I doe giue and bequeath vnto son Nehemiah all my share 
of my kech cald vnity being thre eights also my son Nehemiah 
is to pay vnto my thre daughters twenty pounds apeice when 
he is possest of y^ abouesd estate after y'^ decease of my wife 
w'^'' I haue given him in y® first yeare to pay vnto my daugh- 
ter Mary y^ wife of John Ewell twenty pounds in come or 
Cattle att mony price in y^ second yeare after y® decease of 
my wife to pay to my daughter Elizabeth y® wife of Jeremia 
Tower twenty pounds in corne or cattle att mony price and in 
y^ third yeare after my wifes decease to pay to my daughter 
Martha y'' wife of John Gill twenty pounds in corne or cattle 
att mony price and for the rest of y® moueables to be parted 
equally alike among all my children 

"Memorandm Im* my will and meaning is y* if any of my 
thre daughters dye then the legacie giuen them is to be payd 
vnto their heirs and if any of them dye without heirs then 



100 THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

their legacie is to be payd to y® children of ||my|| other daugh- 
ters this third day of ffebruary in y® yeare of our lord one 
Thousand six hundred and seaventy and thre wittness my 
hand and Seale." 

Eichard Gooddall (seal) 

Witness: Ephraim Winsley, Mary (her M mark) Winsley, 
Mary (her No mark) Greley. 

Proved in Salisbury court 14:9m:lG76 by Ephraim 
Winsly and Mary his wife. 

Inventory taken Sept. 28, 1G7G by Eo. Pike and Hpu. 
Browne: a house & barne with ye Land about it being be- 
tweene 2 or 3 ackers orchard, 401i. ; a ])astur containing 3 
ackers mor or less lying between ye Land of Henry Browne 
& John Ilsly in ye Towne, 501i. ; a 3 acker Lott planting Ly- 
ing by henry wheellers pastur, lOli. ; his Lott of upland yt 
was of ye five hundred ackers about 10 acker, 12li.; Thirty 
ackers of upland above ye mill, 71i. 10s. ; a medow Lot at ye 
beach barrs being accounted 3 ackers, 18li. ; 3 ackers higgly 
pigly Lot at salt marsh, lOli. ; a salt marsh Lott at Mundays 
Pound higly Pigly, 6li. ; at ye beach eight score Rod of salt 
marsh or meddow, 2li. ; a six acker Lott of meddow in ye cow 
comman, 181i. ; a bed & Furnettur standing in ye new Roome, 
91i. ; a bed & Furnetur belonging to it standing above in ye 
chamber, 6li. ; a draw cubberd, 21i. ; six pewter platters, 2 
plats, 3 porengers, a bole, a cadle cup, a bason, quart pott, a 
salt & a pint pott, 2li. 10s. ; 3 l)rass ketle, on Irn ketle & an 
Irne pott, a brass chaffen dish and a brass candle stick and a 
bell metle niorter & Iron pestl, 5li. ; a duzn of na]ikens, 2 
table cloths. Hi. 5s. ; six pear of sheetts, 3 pr. of pillowbys, 
61i. ; a cloth coat & sut of clothes, 31i. 10s.; 7 new h\ak hatts, 
2Ii. ; 2 small tabls, 2 chests, 2 boxes. Hi. 5s. ; a form, 3 Join 
stools, 10 chayers, Hi. 6s. ; on pear Andiorns, a pear of toungs, 
a pear of bellows, a spitt & warning pan, 2 pear of tramells, 2 
pear of pott hooks. Hi. 8s. ; 8 cushins, a pear of stillierds, a 
basket & Hatt case, Hi. 8s. ; frying pann, a coker, baskett, an 
hower glass, brush, l)ooks, and som smal od things in ye new 
roome. Hi. ; a fowlling peece, muskett & a sword, 2li. ; 2 oxen, 
2 cows, on 3 year old hayfer & on yearling, 23li. 10s.; 3 yews, 
2 lambs, 2 swine, 6 smale pigs, 31i. 15s. ; on mare, 21i. ; 3 
eighths of the catch vnity now abroad at sea, GOli. ; in 
inouny. Hi, 10s. ; 2 ackers of corne & 6 bushells in house, Gli. ; 
about 7 Load of hay, 4li. ; a Trundle bed, 2 spining wheels, 
sled, 3'oke, span shakle & bolt & table in ye old Roome, cham- 
ber pott & a barell^ Hi.; barells, milk vesells, chees presse, 



THE PROBATE EECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 101 

payles, buketts, Latten pans, trenchers, dishes, spoons, & 
other such kind of Lumber in ye old Eoom, 2li. 10s. ; 2 axes, 
hatchett & his chest of working toolls, 31i. 10s. ; 6 bushells & 
a grining stone, Hi. 4s.; total, 328li. Is. 

This is only of wt estat he have in Massachusetts as far as 
yet appears, but nothing of his estat at Conectecut except only 
the Catch of wch the rest of owners Live at Conecticot all but 
Xehemyah Goodal who hath an eighth. 

Attested in Salisbury court 14: 9m: 1676 by the widow 
Goodale. 

Debts due to ye estat from Richard Smith som post & 
Eayles as by agreemt. 

More that was omitted when the inventory was taken: a 
bridle & sadle, o; a hors coller, o. 

Essex County Probate Files, DocJcet 11,136. 

Estate of Matthias Button of Haverhill.* 

Upon motion of the administrators of the estate of Mathias 
Button that a division of the estate be made, Court N"ov. 14, 
1676, ordered that the estate be divided into five equal sums, 
a part for each child, and that the share to the two daughters 
be delivered to their husbands as soon as possible and the 
other shares at age or marriage. 

Salishiiry Quarterly Court Records, vol. 2, leaf 67. 

Estate of Thomas Hav^kswokth of Salisbury.! 

Upon motion of Onezephorus Page, that the remainder of 
the estate of Tho. Hawksworth, deceased, now left, said Page 
having married the only child of said Hawksworth, be settled 
upon him as heir to the estate by virtue! of his present wife, 
court JSTov. 14, 1676, ordered that it be so settled. 

Salisbury Quarterly Court Records, vol. 2, leaf 66. 

GrUARDIANSHIP OF JaCOB EoWELL OF AnDOVEE. | 

George Norton, guardian of Jacob Powell, was granted 28 : 
9:1676, power to take into his hands said Powell's estate 
which was ordered to him on 30: 7: 1662, at Ipswich court. 
Salem Quarterly Court Records, vol. 5, leaf 100. 

Bond, dated Nov. 24, 1676, given by George Norton, 
Thomas Hart and Samuell Hart of Ipswich, as security for 

*See ante, vol. 2, pag-e 299. 
+See ante, vol. 1, page 140. 
JSee ante, vol. 2, page 389. 



102 THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

the estate of Jacob Rowell. Sworn, Nov. 2-i, 167 G. before 
Daniel Denison. 

George Norton's petition : that his apprentice ran away 
from him about 2 years and a quarter before his time, accord- 
ing to indenture, and having an estate valued at 29li. be- 
sides some household stuff due to him next May, and peti- 
tioner fearing that there might be some fradulent conveyance 
of it, he asked possession of the said estate as guardian of 
Jacob Eowill. 

Essex County Quarterly Court Files, vol. 26, leaf 12. 

WHiereas George Norton of "Southfeild in Hamsheer in 
the Masachusetts Collony" was appointed guardian to Jacob 
Eowell of Elizabeth Towne in New Jersey and he approving 
of the same, acquits the said George Norton of what estate of 
mine he had in his hands and of all debts and demands, in 
court held 28: 4m: 1681, and notice to be given to the next 
court that further order may be taken for allowance of the 
entry and discharging of said Norton, 

Signed June 6, 1681. Witness: Francis Dane, Dudley 
Bradstreet. 

Salem Quarterly Court Records, vol. G, leaf 15. 

Petition to the court June 28, 1681 of Jacob Eowell, that 
whereas my father died intestate in 1662 and administration 
of his estate was granted to my mother, and the estate disposed 
of by the court according to an agreement made betwixt my 
father and mother before marriage which was just, as things 
were then represented to the court, myself then being hardly 
out of my infancy and my mother not so much taking notice 
of my future right and now knowing things were not fairly 
represented to the court, requests a revision of the premises 
that as the only child of a deceased father I may have my 
due of his estate; also that they would recall the administra- 
tion granted to my mother and to invest me with the same, 
being now of age and the estate wholly my father's. 

This court grants power of administration to Jacob 
Eowell only son of Thomas Eowell of whatever estate of his 
father's was omitted to be inventoried l^y Margerye his 
mother, she being removed out of this jurisdiction. 

Essex County Quarterly Court Files, vol. 35, leaf 130. 

The inventory* made June 28, 1681 is in Essex County 
Quarterly Court Files, vol. 35, leaf 131. 

*See ante, vol. 1, page 395. 



the probate records of essex county. 103 

Estate of Samuel Putnam. 

Samuell Putnam dying intestate, Elizabeth, the relict, 
brought in an inventory of his estate 28 : 9 : 1676, and was 
appointed administratrix. 

Inventory of the estate of Samuell Puttnam, deceased, 
taken IsTov. 17, 1676, by Jacob Barney and Joshua Eea: 
foure Cowes, llli. ; tow steers, 5li. 10s.; three yearleing, 3li. ; 
one horse, 21i. 10s.; Eighteen sheep, 4li. 8s.; one feather 
Bed & bedsted And Curtains, valins, one Rug, Tow Blainkets, 
tow par sheets, one pillow, one thinn Rug, 81i. ; warring 
aprell, 5li. 6s. 6d. ; seaverell lining, 2li. 17s. 6d. ; waring 
apprel, 5li. 6s. 6d. ; Table Cloathe, napkins, with other Linin, 
21i. 17s. 6d. ; putter, iron & Brasse, 2li. 17s.; Cuberd, Chests 
& Booxe, 31i. ; 26 pound of yame, 2li. 9d. ; 20 pound woolle, 
Hi. ; one gunne. Hi. ; one wheell & Chair, hors takell, 7s. 6d. ; 
iron ware, 9s.; five swinne, Hi. 10s.; one Reaper, 16s.; Cot- 
tenn wooll, Cheair tow^ Tow earthen dishes, plow, 9s. ; one 
Blankett & sive, lis.; one Chainc & Bible with other things, 
Hi. Is. ; one hundred ackers of land^ 75li. ; one halfe of prices 
medow Being about tenn ackers, 15li. ; one house, 51i. ; total, 
19111. 7s. 3d. 

Attested in Salem court 29 : 9 : 1676 by Elizabeth the relict 
of the deceased. 

Essex County Quarterly Court Files, vol. 26, leaf 22. 

N"athaniell Putnam, presenting a writing for settling his 
daughter Elizabeth's estate which was drawn up by the mu- 
tual consent of parties concerned, it was allowed 26: 4: 1677, 
and confirmed. 

Salem Quarterly Court Records, vol. 5, leaf 107. 

Agreement dated Mar. 22, 1676-7, between Nathanell Put- 
nam and his daughter-in-law, Eleisabeth (her, 'mark) 

Putnam : "The said Nathenniell Puttnam hath giuen unto his 
daughter The dwelling house with Twelve ackers of land and 
tow ackers of medow to Bee layed outt Conueniently to the 
dwelling house for euer allsoe the said nathenniell puttnam 
doth giue unto her the fenced feild with the Broken land and 
all the improuement of itt soe long as she lines, prouied That 
his daughter pay or Caues to be paide the full summe of 
twentie pounds in current pay: to hir daughter Eleisabeth 
Puttnam if she line to be eighteene yere of age : Alsoe The 
saide natheinnel puttnam doth giue to his daughter fouer 
ackers of medow mor in prices medow for her life time And 



104 THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

the saide nathennel piittnam doth Consent that his daughter 
shall haue all the Eest of the estat And he doth glue her his 
debts. And that the house and land Be made ouer for the 
paiment of the aboue said twenntey pounds to her Chilld: 
And the Rest of the land to be att the Aboue said nathennil 
Puttnams disposeing. the other lands not mentioned are to re- 
turne to nathell putnam." 

Signed by Kathanel Putnam, Richard (his R mark) Leech, 
Eleisabath (her, 'mark) Putnam. 

Witness: Thomas Fuller, Joshua Rea. 

Allowed by the Salem court 27:4: 1677. 

Essex County Quarterly Court Files, vol. 26, leaf 127. 

Estate of John Fuller. 

Administration upon the estate of Jolm Fuller was granted 
28 : 9 : 1676 to Rebecka, the relict, and she was ordered to 
bring in an inventory to the next Salem court. 

Salem Quarterly Court Records, vol. 5, leaf 100. 

Inventory of the estate of John Fuller deceased 25 : 6m : 
1676, taken 8:9ber:1676 by Nathaniell Ingerson and 
Joshua Rea : wearing apparell, 51i. ; 1 fether bed & blanket, 
41i., 91i. ; 1 rugg, 7 sheetes, 5li., 14 napkins, 40s., 71i. ; 4 pr. 
pillowbeers, 32s., 2 tablecloaths, 6s., Hi. 18s. ; pewter & 
spoones, 20s., a sadle, 26s., 21i. 6s.; 3 cowes, 1 calfe, lOli., 1 
horse, gun & sword, 4li. 15s., 14li. 15s.; 1 pot & ketle, 2 
wheeles, 21s., 151i. wool, 201i. flax, 21s., 21i. 2s.; 60 bushells 
of corn, 71i. 10s., smith's tooles & coale, 91i. 10s., 171i. ; 1 fry- 
ing pan & skillet & chest, 15s. ; Houses, 5 acres of land, 60li. ; 
2 bedsteeds with other lumber. Hi. 5s. ; debts due to the es- 
tate, 61i. 7s. ; total, 1221i. 8s. 

Attested in Salem court 29: 4: 1677 by Rebecka the relict 
of John Fuller. 

The petition of Rebecka Fuller wife of John Fuller, de- 
ceased, to the court June 27, 1677, that whereas her husband 
departed this life and made no will, that the estate may thus 
be settled: her children Elizabeth and Bethia, to have 20li. 
apiece when they come to age and if either of them die Ijefore 
that time the survivor to have 301i. and the rest to be to her- 
self, and this with the consent of her fathers, Thomas Fuller 
and John Putnam. 

Copy, Essex County Prolate Records, vol. 301, page 104. 

Jolm Fiiller dying intestate, administration upon his es- 
tate was granted to Rebecka, his wife, who made oath to an in- 



THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 105 

•ventory. Court 29:4:1677, approved of the disposal of the 
estate according to the mutual consent of the persons con- 
cerned as appeared by a writing brought in to court. 

Salem Quarterly Court Records, vol. 5, leaf 107. 

Estate of Ephraim Skerry of Salem. 

Administration upon the estate of Ephraim Skerry, was 
granted 28 : 9 : 1676, to the relict, who was to bring in an in- 
ventory to the next Salem court. 

Salem Qvxirterhj Court Records, vol. 5, leaf 102. 

Administration upon the estate of Ephraim Scerry, intes- 
tate, was granted to Martha, the relict, who brought in an in- 
ventory 26:4:1677. Court ordered that the estate re- 
main in the widow's hands, except 301i. which was to 
be paid to the children of deceased, being daughters, in equal 
shares, and whereas there were lOli. due to Henry Skerry, 
sr., he freely gave that to the three children to be equally di- 
vided, and their shares to be paid at age or marriage. 

Salem Quarterly Court Records, vol. 5, leaf 107. 

Inventory taken 19:8:1676, by Francis Skerry and 
Henry Skerry, jr. : pleate, 5li. ; 25 yds. of Carscey at 3s. pr. 
yd., 3li. 15s.; 22 yrds. Carcsey at 3s. pr. yd., 31i. 6s.; cash, 
41i. ; 3 holand sheetes, 2li. 5s. ; 3 pr. of sheetes, 21i. 10s. ; 5 pr. 
of pilobers, Hi. lis.; 3 shurts & 4 pr. drawers, 2li. ; 5 blew 
shurts & pr. blew drawers, 12s.; pr. very fine holand pilebers, 
Hi.; 8 Towles, 10s.; 20 napkens. Hi! 10s.; 4 small table 
clothes, 10s.; 8 neckcloths, 16s.; 2 pr. of holand sleeves, 8s.; 
7 hankerchefers, 7s. ; a bed quilt & eastend carpet, 21i. ; a 
great beed, blankets, Ruge, bolsters, pillows & all to it, llli. ; 
a trickel beed, bolster, Ruge & blanlcetts, 31i. ; a sea beed, 
two blankets & Ruge, 15s.; all his woolen waring cloths & 
cloke, 5li. ; all his sea cloths, gloves, stockens, shoes, hatt, bible 
& other small books, 31i. ; tinning things. Hi. 8s. ; all the peu- 
ter things, 21i. ; all the brass things, 21i. 16s.; all the Iron 
things. Hi. 14s. ; a chest of drawers, two trunkes, 3 boxes & a 
chest, 21i. 14s. ; a longe Table & 6 Joyn stolls, Hi. 2s. ; two 
letel tables & 8 chayers. Hi. ; all the earthen things. Hi. 10s. ; 
two pr. worsted stockings, 5s. ; a looking glass & slekston, 6s. ; 
a litel box, two brushes & pr. stillyards, 5s. ; a muskett & Cut- 
lash, Hi. 8s. ; 3 Sea chests & a case of glases. Hi. 2s. ; all the 
Lumber, 10s. ; all the Sea Instruments, 21i. 13s. 9d. ; the house 
& ground, 10311.; three meale bages, 3s.; total, 17711. lis. 9d. 
Debts due to ye estate : by Mr. Huske, 2li. 10s. ; by, Daniell 
Lunt, Hi. ; by Henry Skerry, jr., 18s. ; by Robt. Cannon, 18s. 



106 THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

9d. ; total, 51i. 6s. 9d. Debts due from the estate : in England, 
30li.; to Mr. Boudeth, 5li.; to Mr. Jno. Higgeuson, 6li. 19s. 
Id.; to Jno. Crumwell, 5li. ; to Henry Skerry, sr., lOli. ; total, 
561i. 19s. Id. 

Allowed in Salem court 26:4:1677 upon oath of the 
widow Martha. 

Essex County Quarterly Court Files, vol. 23, leaf 21. 

Estate of Michael Lambert. 

Michaell Lambert dying intestate, administration of the 
estate was granted 29 : 9 : 1676, to Ellenor, the relict, who 
made oath to the inventory brought in and was ordered to pay 
to the four children of the deceased, Michaell, Abigaile, Moses 
and Rebecca, to the eldest son, 40s., and to the others 20s., 
payable to the sons at twenty-one years of age and the daugh- 
ters at eighteen years or at marriage. 

Inventory of the estate of Miell Lambard, taken by Thomas 
Farar and William Bassett: one cow, 31i.; one hors and on 
mare, 4li. ; 8 sheep and 2 lambs, 31i, 14s. ; 2 great swin and 3 
shouts, 31i. 10s. ; 30 bushells of Ingen corn, 41i. 10s. ; 9 bush- 
ells of barly. Hi. 16s.; 2 bushells of pees, 8s.; 3 bushells of 
ots, 6s.; 10 bushells of ell corn, 15s.; 4 pare of shetes, 21i. 
10s. ; pilobars and. napkins and touells. Is. ; 12 yards of linsy 
wolsy cloth. Hi. 10s. ; 20 pound of wool, Hi. ; wearing clothes 
and 3 shorts and 1 hat. Hi. 10s. ; in beds and beding, 31i, 2s. ; 
1 cobard, Hi. ; 4 chests and 1 box, 15s, ; 1 label and 2 whells 
and cards, 1 kneding trof, 15s.; chars and 1 cradl, 12s.; pots 
and ketells and lorn ware, 3li. 15s. ; putr, earthen ware and 
wooden weare, 31i. 5s.; flax, 10s.; 1 hous, 5li. Debts, 17s. 

Allowed in Salem court 29 : 9 : 1676. 

Essex County Quarterly Court Files, vol. 26, leaf 23. 

Estate of John Hutchinson. 

Administration on the estate of John Huchenson, intes- 
tate, was granted 29:9:1676, to Sarah, the relict, who 
brought in an inventory, and was ordered to appear at the 
next Salem court for the ordering of the estate. 

Petition of Sarah Huchinson that the estate of her hus- 
band John Hutchinson be divided between herself and 
child; that she have all the moveable goods and the bringing 
up of the child ; that she have all the land until her child was 
eighteen years of age and then the child to have one-third 



THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 107 

part; that at her death to have one part more of all the land 
and the other third part to be at her disposing. 

Essex County Probate Files, Docl-et 14,407. 

Inventory of the estate of John Hutchison, who deceased 
about Aug.' 2, 1676, taken Nov. 8, 1676, by Nathaniell Inger- 
soll and Joshua Eea : waring apparrell, 6li. 10s. ; foure oxen, 
181i. ; five Cowes, loli. ; two three years old, 5li. ; tow yearling, 
31i. 10s. ; tenn Sheep, 3li. 10s. ; five Horskind, 5li. ; one Horse, 
4li. 10s. ; tow Calfes, Hi. 10s. ; five Hogges, 3li. ; sevenn 
pigges. Hi. 15s. ; two hundred ackres of land & medow & or- 

charde, one house & Barne, ; in iron, 12s.; one friing 

pann, 1 iron pott, 13s.; tow axes & other tooles, 13s.; tliree 
parre Sheettes, 2li. ; one wheell, tow pare pillowberes, 10s. 6d. ; 
napkins, table cloth. Hi. 2s.; Bassen & putter, 17s.; wooden 
ware, Cheste, 9s. ; one fether bed, 3li. 10s. ; woollen yarne & 
woolle, 2li. ; Rug, Blanketts new Cloath, 2li. 5s. ; tow gunnes, 
21i. 15s.; yokes, chaine, sheer, coulter. Hi.; cleves & pinn, 
foure pillowes^ Hi. 3s.; Engling corn & hay, 61i. 10s.; money, 
7s. ; 100 ackers of land with halfe the houseing In present pos- 
sesion & 100 ackers of land, Eevertion as appeareth By deed of 
giffte, 13011. Debts due to the estate, 7li. 14s.; 250 ackrs of 
land, 401i. ; debts due from the estate, 15li. 10s. ; total, 27311. 
5s. 6d. 

Allowed in Salem court 29 : 9 : 1676. 

Essex County Quarterly Court Files, vol. 26, leaf 23. 

Sarah, widow and administratrix of her husband John 
Hutchenson's estate, petition to the court, dated Jan. 29, 
1676, for a division of the estate between herself and her 
child, that is, that the child should have one-halfe of the land 
when she becomes of age, as may appear by two deeds given 
by her father and father-in-law, and that at said Sarah's de- 
cease she should have as much of the other halfe as to give 
her two-thirds of the whole ; that the rest of the estate be for 
Sarah's own use, the child to have a feather-bed when of age. 
Her father Putnam and father Hutchinson witnessed and 
consented to this agreement. 

Witness to their consent: James Bayley, Jonathan 
Putnam. 

Court Mar. 27, 1677, allowed this distribution, Sarah to 
bring up the child until she reached the age of eighteen or 
marriage. 

Essex County Probate Files, Doclcet 14,407. 



108 the probate records of essex county. 

Estate of James Brown of Salem. 

"The 29:11"^ 1G74 I James Browne of Salem, being 
weake of body yet of ]Dfect memory doe make this my last will 
& testament Imp'"s: I gme & bequeath unto my beloued wife 
Sarah, my dwelling house & out housing, -wath the ground ad- 
joyiiing lying heare in Salem, duering her naturall life, and 
at her decease to be disposed of as followeth, It my will is, 
that my eldest son John Browne, whoe haue had his portion 
giuen him formerly, And doe further will & order, of that 
estate, left by Henry Bright of water Towne, deceased, which 
is my proper right & due, in consideration of moneys lent to 
him or paid for him many years agoe, which said estate I 
leaue my son to recouer all my right & interest in that estate, 
or that of right doe belong to me, he the said John Browne 
shall haue the one half there of to himself his heires & as- 
signes, he paying the one halfe of the charge of what he does 
recouer, & the other halfe of what estate he shall recouer as 
aforesaid to be to Sarah my said wife & to her heires &■ as- 
signes for euer. 

"It wheare as there are certaine writings drawne betweene 
my said wife & my son James Browne, bearing date 10 march 
1673 : wherein on my wiues pt, all the houseing & land lying 
in Newbery, Giuen & bequeathed to my said wife, by her 
father John Cutting deceased in his last will & testament, are 
made ouer to my said son James Browne, & to his heires for 
euer, he on his pt paying, p Annum to his mother soe long as 
shee lines, soe much as is exprest in sd writing, & at her de- 
cease to pay or cause to be paid thirty fiue pounds, to be paid 
for the use of my other children, according as is heare after 
exprest, which is my mil with the mutuall agreement of my 
said wife. 

"It. I giue to my son Samuell, my dwelling house & out 
houseing with soe much of the ground belonging therevnto, 
begining next to Samuell pickworth grounds & from thence, 
northerly, to take in one pole beyond, on the north side of 
the barne, & soe right cross the ground from the highways to 
John Gedney deceased his Ground, to haue & inioy the same, 
to hirn his heires, & assignes foreuer, next after his mothers 
decease, he paying fifteene pounds for the use of my daugh- 
ters, to be deuided as is heare after exsprest, & my will is 
that my son Samuell shall line with his mother to be helpfuU 
to her untill he come to y*' age of one & twenty yeares 

"Item I giue to my son Abraham, about thirty two pole of 



THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 109 

the ground belonging to my dwelling house to begin at one 
pole beyond the barne as aforesaid & to exstend fowcr pole 
in Ijredth next the highway & soe to run right cross y*' same 
Bredth to the land of John Gedney aforesaid, to haue & to 
Injoy the same, to him his heires & assignes, next after his 
mothers decease, but in case the said Abraham dept this life 
befor he come to the age of twenty one yeares, then the 
said pcell of gTound to fale to my son Samuell & further my 
will is that my son Abraham shalbe under my wiues care & 
dispose, the time after he haue serued his apprentice ship 
untill he come to the age of one & twenty yeares. 

"It. I giue vnto my said wife Sarah, the rest of the ground, 
beyond that thirty two pole of ground giuen to my son Abra- 
ham, northward, to the ground of John Cromwell, for her to 
dispose of for the paiment of my debts or for her necessary 
use the time of her life, & in case she be not necessitated to 
sell the said land in her life time, for paiment of debts or for 
her necessary vse, then at her decease my son Abraham shall 
inioy it, he paying fewer fifthes of the value thereof for the 
use of his fewer youngest sisters : viz : Anna : Mary, Abigaile 
& Martha : equally to be deuided amongst ym or the longest 
liuers of ym: If any dy before they come to ye age of eigh- 
teene years or married 

"It further my will is that the thirty fiue pounds, that 
my son James is to pay & the fifteen pounds that my son 
Samuell is to pay at their mothers decease, which is fifty 
pounds, in all be equally deuided amongst my fiue daughters, 
viz : Sarah Beasly : Anna : Mary, Abigaile & Martha Browne, 
that is to say ten pound each of them, to be paid at their 
mothers decease, at y® age of eighteene yeares or marriage, & 
my will is that in case any of them dy before they come 
to age or are maryed, then her or theire pt to fale to those 
of my daughters y* doe suruiue, to be equally deuided 
amongst them 

"Lastly I giue to my said wife all the rest of my estate 
when my debts are paid : & doe appoynt her my sole execu- 
trix of this my will, & doe appoynt my Brother Nicholas 
Noyce And Hilliard Veren, sen. to be ouerseers & heerunto I 
haue set to my hand & seale this 29 : of Janury 1674." 

James Browne, (seal) 

Witness : Hilliard Yeren, Sen^, Samuell Pickworth. 

Proved in Salem court 29:9:1676 by Hilliard Veren. 

Essex County Quarterly Court Files, vol. 26, leaf 24. 



110 THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

Will of James Browaie, orlazier, was proved 29 : 9 : 1676, 
and Sarah, the relict and executrix, was ordered to bring in 
an inventory to the next Salem court. 

Salem Quarterly Court Records, vol. 5, leaf 103. 

Inventory of the estate of James Browne, sr., who deceased 
Nov. 3, 1676, taken Nov. 30, 1676, by Nicholas Noyes and 
Nathaniell Beadle : a dwelling house and barne and aboute 
3-4 acre of land in Salam, lOOli. ; bead and bead stead and all 
furniture, 5li. ; trundell bead and all belonging to it, lOs. ; a 
bybell and other bookes, lOs. ; wareing Cloths, Hi. lOs. ; 6 
Charles and a desck, 18d. a pease, 10s. 6d. ; putter, 17s. 6d. ; 
tene ware. Is. 6d. ; a selfeer cupe and spoone, 10s.; a pare of 
cards, baskit and brush, 2s. ; brase things, 12s. ; 2 eyrene 
pouts & 3 weagis and tongs, spade. Hi. l-ls, 6d. ; woodin ware, 
10s. ; a uysce and other glasein toulles, 2li. ; earthin ware. Is. 
6d. ; a bead in ye Chamber and things to it, 2li. 10s. ; 2 
Cheasts and seattell, 4s.; 6 bushells of Corne, 12s.; 201i. of 
Corse yarne, 12d. a li.. Hi.; Lining, 15s.; total, 11911. 10s. 6d. 

James Browne's debts: to Mr. Edmon Batters, 71i. 17s. 
3d.; to Goodwife Bonfeild for caring for Mary's Legg, 8li.; 
to Doctor Wells, 31i. ; to Captaine George Corwin, 41i. ; to Mr. 
William Browne, Junior, 41i. 9s. 4d. ; to Mr. Jonathan Cor- 
wine. lOli. 6s. 8d. ; to funerall charges, 2li. 4s. ; to Mr. John 
Higgison, 2li. lOs. ; due for Legacies for fower Children wch. 
Mr. John Cutting gave to his grandchildren & was James 
Browne's, due to pay, 61i. ; to his sonn James Browne, jr., 
431i. ; total, lOlli. 5s. 3d. 

Allowed 26:4: 1677 upon oath of Sara, the relict. 

Essex County Quarterly Court Files, vol. 26, leaf 25. 

Administration gi'anted to James Browne, jr., son of Mr. 
James Browne, only male heir of his grandfather, Mr. James 
Browne late of Salem, deceased, on a legacy given to Samuell 
Browne, son of said deceased, who also deceased without mak- 
ing any disposal of same, and whereas Sarah Browne execu- 
trix to the will of said deceased dyed before. 

Bond of James Browne, jr. of Newbury, with John Browme 
of Eowley and Collen Frazer as sureties, for lOOli., to admin- 
ister on a legacy given by his grandfather James Browne 
late of Salem, deceased, and upon any other part of the estate 
not bequeathed in his will. Dated Dec. 1, 1707. Witness: 
John Stangly, Daniel Rogers. 

Essex County Probate Files, Docket 3,592. 



the probate records op essex county. ill 

Estate of Christopher Waller of Salem. 

"The last Wil and testament of Christopher Waller made 
the seauenth day of October 1676 I Christopher Waller of 
Salem although weak in body yet of perfect memory doe thus 
dispose of my estate and make this as my last Wil and testa- 
ment: Imprimis I giue vnto Margaret my wife my dwellinge 
house, my outhouses, and my orchard with al my land there- 
vnto belonginge to be hers and at her disposinge. Item I giue 
vnto the sayd Margaret my wife my Catle with al my moue- 
able goods that she may be the better enabled to pay my debts. 
Item I giue vnto Joseph Woodrow ten pounds to [be] payd 
unto him out of my estate at the age of twenty one yeares he 
Continuinge to Hue with my wife as formerly vnto that age. 
Item I doe appoynt my wife Margaret to be executrix and my 
brother in law Kathaniel Felton ouerseer, to this my Last wil 
and testament." 

Christopher (his ® mark) Waller. 

Witness: Nathaniel Felton, Edward Berry. 

Proved in Salem court 30:9:1676 by the witnesses and 
Margeritt, the relict, was ordered to bring in an inventory to 
the next Salem court. 

Essex County Quarterly Court Files, vol. 26, leaf 19. 

Estate of John Porter, Sr. of Salem. 

"In the name of Cod Amen. I John Porter of Salim Sen"". 
in the Count, of Essex in JSlew England yeom". do declare & 
make my last Will and testam*. in manner & forme following. 
Imp', my imortall soul I do desire humbly & beleiveingly to 
comitt unto y® everlasting mercyes of God father, Sonne, & 
holy Ghost, my body I comitt to y'^ earth to be decently 
buried at the discretion of my Xian freinds. And my out- 
ward estate I do dispose thereof in manner following. Imp"". I 
do constitute & ordeine my loveing wife Mary Porter sole 
Executrix of this my Will, unto whome I do give the one 
halfe of all my goods, debts, chattells, & cattell &c. and also 
dureing her life I do give her one third pt of the yearly val- 
lew of all my houses & lands, or the thirds thereof as the law 
directeth. To my Sonne Jo Porter who by his Eebellious & 
wicked practises hath been a great greife to his Parents, & 
hath greatly wasted my estate, on condiccons hereafter ex- 
pressed I do give unto him one hundred & fifty pounds in 
currant pay of y*^ country at three paym*^ annually i e. fifty 
pounds p anno. Provided alwayes before the paym* of any 



112 THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

p* thereof he ye said Jn°, Porter shall make sigiie & seale 
iinto my Somies || Joseph || Benjamin & Israeli, their heyres 
& assignes, or to some one of them ||in behalf e of y** rest of 
2ny children! an absolute & full release of any further clayme 
to any pt of my houses & lands whereof I am now possessed, 
& in speciall to any pt of y* necke of land y* was sometime 
m"" Skeltons, & in ye meanetime shall not directly or indi- 
rectly make or signe any alienation thereof to any other and 
in case y^ s*^ Jno. Porter shall faile in pformance of this con- 
dicion for more then one yeare after my decease, then the 
above named legacy of one hundred & fifty pounds shall be 
utterly voyd, and in lew yr of I do give him five ])ounds to be 
payd in Country pay within three yeares after my decease at 
the discreccon of my Excecutrix. Item, I do give & bequeath 
to my Sonne Benjamin Porter these following parcells of 
land, namely all that parcell of land comonly called Bishops 
farm also two hundred acc^'s of land more or less lying in 
blind hole, given me by the Towne, also one hundred acres of 
land purchased of m"" Broadstreet also five acres of fresh 
meadow purchased of Jaffery Massey, also eight acres of 
meadow & upland more or less purchased of W™ jSTecholls & 
formerly was a ])t of Bishops farme, also ten acc^s of upland 
bought of John Hawthorne of Linn. & was formrly ap- 
pteyneing to W" Baily also one hundred pounds to be pd in 
Comitry pay at two equall paym*® annually within two yeare 
next aftor my decease 

"To my daughter Mary the wife of Thomas Gardiner to 
whom I haue already done according to my ability, I do give 
to her three children forty shillings a peece, and also I do 
give to my daughter Mary & to my daughter Sarah to be 
equally divided between them, the farme called Smiths farme 
conteyneing Eighty acres more or less, & one hundred & 
twenty five acres lying between the farme y* was sometime 
Kenistones, & Lawranee Leaches, also ten acres purchased of 

M^ Gotte, and is lying next to Putmans ag*^ m"" Downeings 
farme, also the above named Kenistones farme, conteyneing 
two hundred acc^'s more or less, with twenty acres of meadow 
appteyneing thereunto. Item. I give & bequeath unto my 
Sonne Joseph Porter five pounds to be payd within two 
yeares after my decease and forty shillings a pe'^ce to each 
of his children to be \)d at y^ same time. To John Porter 
Sonne of my sonne Samuel Porter I do give ten pounds to be 
payd him ait 21 yeares of age It. I do give & bequeath to my 
Sonne Israel Porter, my now mansion Place, with all ve hous- 



THE PROBATE HECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 113 

ing thereupon, Orchard & lands adjoyneing viz*. So much as 
was by mee purchased of m"" Sharp, with all ye appurtenances 
to ye same belonging, also I do give him sixty aeon's of Skel- 
tons neck, i e. that pt w'^'* I purchased of m"" Skeltons daugh- 
ters. It. I do give & bequeath to Joseph, Benjamin, & Israel 
Porter the remainder of Skeltons neck of land, conteyneing 
150 acres more or less, and I do order them to make paymt of 
the one hundred & fifty pounds by mee bequeathed unto my 
Sonne John Porter. To my sonne Benjamen I do give a par- 
cell of land w*^*^ I purchased of m'' Gott. conteyneing eighty 
aeon's, more or less, and thirty acres purchased of Jacob Bar- 
ney Jun"", and forty ace" purchased of Jafery Massey, and 
forty acc^s purchased of Gm. Watson & forty acc^'s purchased 
of Jn". Peckard and my will is that he shall pay to my two 
daughters Mary & Sarah fifty pounds a peece, viz*, in five 
years time ten pounds p anno, to each of them. It. I do give 
to my Sonne Israel Porter my interest in the saw mill neer 
Skeltons neck. It. I give & bequeath to the Eeverend m*" 
John Higgison forty shillings, and to the Poor of Salim five 
pounds, to be distributed by my overseers, as they shall in 
their discreccon judge meet. To my wife over & beside w* is 
before given her, I do give her my best featherbed, with all 
appurtenances necessary to compleat y^ same, and also five 
pounds in money and it is my will y* w* shee shall spare of y' 
p* of my estate y* I haue above bequeathed to her, that shee 
do in speciall wise consider my two daughters, and be help- 
full to them in confidenc whereof I haue disposed to her, 
and to my sonnes my estate as is aboue exp^'ssed. To Corne- 
lius Baker, & Jn" Glover. I do give forty shillings a peece. 
to be payd within twelve m°^. after my decease in country 
pay.* finally. I do nominate, & intreate my loveing friends, 
m"^ Edmund Batter & m"^ Hilyard Veren, to be the overseers 
of this my will To whome I do give full power & authourity to 
determine any doubt or difference y* may arise conc^'neing the 
true meaning of this my will. & in case any legatee shall re- 
fuse to submit thereunto hee or they shall loose all y'' inter- 
est therein, and as a toaken of my love & respect to my over- 
seers. I do give them forty shillings a p*^ to be p** in money. 
In witnes hereof I do hereunto put my hand & seale this 28*** 
day of Aprill. 1673." 

John Porter Sen', (seal) 

Witness : Samuel Danforth, Peter Olliver, Thomas Brattle, 
Juni'. 

*"And the residue of my goods & chattels not [already] 
disposed of, I do give & bequeath to my Sonnes Joseph, Ben- 



114 THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

jamen & Israel, & my two daughters Mary & Sarah to be 
equally divided between them." 

These last lines were pt. of the will of Jn°. Porter deced. 
as appeares in the fowle draught & should have been inserted 
as attest Tho. Danforth, 26 : 7 : 76. 

Proved in Ipswich court Sept. 26, 1676 by Peeter Oliver 
and Thomas Brattell, jr. 

Essex County Probate Files, Docket 22,468. 

Inventory of the estate of John Porter of Salem, taken 
Sept. 22, 1676; his dwelling house with the barn, outhouses, 
orchard and all the land thereunto belonging called Sharp's 
farme, 60011.; land commonly called Skelton's Neck being 
200 acres or thereabouts, 40011. ; land called Bishop's farme 
with the land belonging to it called blinde hole beinge about 
500 acres whereof 45 acres meadow, 50011.; land called 
Smith's farme being about 90 acres 10 acres of it meadow, 
9011. ; land called Cromwell's farme being about 200 acres, 20 
acres of it meadow, 20011. ; 130 acres adjoining to Cromwell's 
farme, lOOli. ; 10 acres of meddow called Got's meadow, 2011. ; 
180 acres called Gott's corner, 30011. ; 70 acres bought of John 
Eobinson, 401i. ; 1 1-2 acre of land neare bass poynt, 511. ; 3 
poole of land in the towne. Hi. 10s. ; 12 acres bought of John 
Hathorne, 811.; 12 acres of barly, 27li. ; 2 acres of Pease, 311.; 
1 acre of wheate, Hi. 12s. ; 12 acres of Indian corne, 2411. ; 
33 load of hay, 3311.; 46 ewe sheepe and wethers, fourteen 
lambes, 25li. ; eight oxen, 3511. ; fifteen Cowes, 5211. 10s. ; nine 
two yeare old catle, 22li, 10s.; 8 yearleings, 1211.; 2 three 
yeare old steirs, 711.; 10 Calves, 71i. 10s.; 1 bull, 31i. ; 14 
swine, 2111.; 11 younge shots, 5li. 10s.; 6 mares, 911. 10s.; 5 
horses, 151i. ; 2 Colts, Hi. 10s. ; 1 younge Calfe, 10s. ; a 
feather bed, bolster, 1 pillow, a payre of sheets, a Rug and 
blanket, 611. ; a feather bed, 3 bolsters, a coverlet, payre of 
blankets, 2 pillows, a bedstead, with Curtains and vallens, 
81i. ; a feather l)ed and 2 bolsters, 1 Rug, a payre of blankets 
& pillow, 511. 10s. ; a bed & bolster, 1 Rug, a blanket and 
payre of sheets, 4li. ; 1 bed & bolster & Rug and blanket, 2li. ; 

1 bed and bolster, 2 Rugs, & 2 blanketts, 311. 10s. ; a bedstead 
an old Rug and coverlet, a bolster and pillows. Hi. 10s. ; 2 
Rugs, 311, ; 2 payre of holland sheets, 411. ; 8 payre of sheetes, 
811.; 8 yards of linnen cloth. Hi.; a fine table cloth, 11 Nap- 
kins, 6 course napkins, a table cloth, 2 pillow beares, 311. ; 1 
old trunke, 1 case botls, a litle truncke, a box and chest. Hi. 
10s. ; 1 flaggon, 12 platters, 2 potts, 2 old platters, 2 old cups, 

2 candlesticks, a salt, an old pestle & morter, 31i.; silver 



THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 116 

spoones, a porringer and two spoones, Hi.; 3 brasse pans. 
Hi. ; 2 brasse pots^, 2 skillets. Hi. ; an iron pot and ketle, Hi. 
10s.; 6 keilers, 6 payles, 16s. ; 4 hakes, a fire shovel and tongs, 
2 spits and a drippinge pan, Hi. 8s. ; 6 Cushions, 12s. ; 40li. 
wollen yerne, 3li. ; 601i. sheep's wool, 2li. ; 1 Table, 6 joynd 
stooles. Hi. 10s.; 1 Carpet, 10s.; 1 old Table and forme, 5s.; 

1 Trundle bedstead & Chest, 10s. ; 3 Andirons, Hi. ; a Chafe- 
inge dish & warminge pan, 5s.; a fowlinge peiee, 2 muskets, 
a Rapier and two swords, 4li. ; Chayres, 10s. ; 2 broad axes, 6 
old axes, a hatchet, 12s.; 5 wedges & betle Rings, 
10s. ; an iron pot and brasse pan. Hi. ; an old 
trough and old barrels, Hi. ; a thwart saw, 5s. ; 

2 Carts with yookes and chaynes, 61i. 10s.; 6 plowes, 
2li. ; 5 forks & a muck forke, 5s.; a harrow, 10s.; 

3 Augers, a handsaw, a tenant saw and Ads & iron 
Crow, Hi. ; 2 sythes, 5s. ; old barels & tubs. Hi. ; Bookes, 31i. ; 
2 negro servants, 401i. ; 3 Inglish servants, 30li. ; his wearinge 
apparell, 201i. ; total, 2,7531i. 5s. 

Allowed 30 : 9 : 1676 upon oath of Mary, the relict. 

Essex County Quarterly Court Files, vol. 26, leaf 26. 

Whereas Benjamin Porter's father Mr. John Porter late of 
Salem, in his will gave unto me and my brothers Joseph and 
Israel a parcel of land lying in ye township of Salem in a 
place known as Skeltons Neck which we improved together, 
and my part of said land I disposed of unto my brother Israel 
and unto Joseph and ISTathanael sons of my brother 
Joseph, but no division being perfected and for as much as 
my brother Israel in his will hath given me the improvement 
of that part given to him during my life and my brother 
Joseph's son Joseph being deceased & leaving minors by rea- 
son whereof I being disadvantaged on the account of the 
land not being divided, these are to petition the court to ap- 
point a committee to divide my part into two equal parts ac- 
cording as disposed of by me to prevent further trouble. 

Witnessed by Jonathan Payment, Joseph Herrick. 

John Appleton, Esq., Judge of Probate of Wills, &c. com- 
missioned Capt. Jno. Gardner, Mr. Jona. Rayment, Mr. Jo. 
Herrick, jr., Mr. Thorndick Procter & Mr. Thos. Fuller, all 
freeholders in the County of Essex, to divide & set out all the 
lands belonging unto Mr. Jno. Porter, sr. and to his two sons 
Mr. Joseph and Mr. Israel Porter all of Salem, deceased, viz. 
The land called Skeltons JSTeck into so many parts and di- 
visions as are bequeathed in the three respective wills of ye 



116 THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

deceased aforesaid, and to make return to the court. Dated 
Mar. 28, 1716. Danl Eogers, Eeg^ 

In accordance with the petition of Mr. Benjamin Porter to 
have his share of said Neck which he derived from his brother 
Israeli Porter's will to be divided according to said will the 
above committee are impowered to annex this division to 
their former commission. Dated April 2, 1716. 

The return of the committee appointed, signed by John 
Gardner, Jonathan Payment, Joseph Herrick and Thorndik 
Procter and dated July 9, 1716. The division of a neck of land 
known as Skeltons Neck to ye Porters hearafter named hav- 
ing respect to the three wills expressed in our commission : 
''in observance to ye will of Mr. John Porter Senr. we have set 
out Sixty Acres at y*" uppermost or northwesterly end of said 
neck to Israel Porter y'' son of y^ abovesaid Jn°. Porter And 
y*" Best of y'^ Land in S*^ neck we have equally Devided Be- 
tween the three sons of ye sd. Jn° Porter to wit Joseph Benj° 
and Israel Porter : Israel to have his Part at y* upper end 
Anext his sixty acres first layd out : Benjamin to have ye mid- 
dle Part and Joseph y^ lowermost or most southeasterly end 
of sd Neck. 

"In observance to ye will of Mr. Israel Porter we have set 
out to Benj"". Porter Jun'' Son of Israel Porter y® sixty Acres 
and one third Part of y" Eemainder of y^ neck: which was 
Griven to Mr. Israel Porter By his father Mr. Jno. Porter as 
abouesd. And have set out to Mr. Benj™. Porter, Sr. one 
Sixt Part which was half his third which y® sd Benj™. gave 
to his Brother Israel and Israel in his will Eeturned to him 
again during his life as by Deed and will may apear. 

"In observance to ye will of Mr. Joseph Porter we have 
laid out together ye remainder of S^ neck of Land which is 
one Third and half third into four equal shears for quantity 
& quality unto ye Four sons of Mr. Joseph Porter : and then 
drew Lots for y^ same which came out as f olloweth : to 
Joseph Porter Junrs. Heirs ye uppermost Lot in that Part 
y** next was Nathanel The third was Samuels and y® south- 
east most and last was Williams." 

Also have declared and shown "to Capt. Putnum who is 
Atorny to y^ Gardean of ye children of Joseph Porter junr. 
and to ye other three their Parts or Sheares; and thay have 
accepted of ye same," and by "consent of all parties con- 
cerned we have allowed liberty to pas and repas through 
each part for every one of them and their heyers for ever to 
come to his sheare or Lot. It is to be understood that ye 



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way or liberty to pass over Benj™, Porters Jun"". Part is to 
go in at a gate or way By Grain River Bridg." 

Account of 3'e committys work in dividing Skeltons Neck: 
John Gardner wth ye sarvice in Laying out every Devision 
as by a Plann given in, 2]i. 4s. 8d. ; Jonerthon Eayment, Hi. 
2s.; Thorndick Prockter, 16s.; Joseph Herick, 16s.; total, 
41i. 18s. 8d. Ipswich July 9, 1716. Cost of Prob., 10s., mak- 
ing total, 51i. 8s. 8d. 

Joseph heirs to comittee &c., Hi. 3d.; other charges, 17s.; 
total. Hi. 17s. 3d. 

To obtain committee. Hi. ; to give County no*% 6s. ; ex- 
penses of comity and all persons attending, 21i. 10s.; expence 
for ye comity at Ipswich, 12s. ; total, 4li. 8s. 

The whole charge of ye committee with disbursements 
come to 91i. 16s. 8d. ; an order upon Widow Porter her part 
of ye charge, Hi. 17s. 3d. 

Essex County Probate Files, Docket 22,468. 

Estate of Ezekiel Sawyer of Eowley. 

Administration upon the estate of Ezkiell Savryer, 
intestate, who was slain in the war, was granted on Jan. 
11, 1676 to Mary Sawyer, his mother, who was to bring in an 
inventory to the next Ipswich court. 

Ipswich Quarterly Court Records, vol. 5, page 284. 

Estate of William Pritchett of Topsfield. 

Administration upon the estate of William Pritchett, in- 
testate, was granted Feb. 13, 1676-7, to John Pritchet, his 
eldest son, who was to bring in an inventory to the next Ips- 
wich court. 

Ipswich Quarterly Court Records, vol. 5, page 284. 

Inventory of the estate of William Prechard taken 27 : 1 : 
1677 by Thomas Chaniler and Thomas Baker: a house and 
20 ackers of upland and three ackers and a halfe of medow 
Lying in topsfield and six ackers of medow in Ipswich in the 
west medow, 701i. ; 4 cows on three yere old and 3 yearlins, 
191i. ; 2 phather Beeds and 4 rugs, bolsters, 91i.. 5s. ; 4 payer 
of sheets and on ode on and tow pillowbers, 21i. 13s. ; jack, 
wheele, mele trofe, saddle and musket, 21i. 13s. ; payer of 
showse, old putter, tramell and pothoks, 15s. ; cotton wheele, 
lorn pot, a chase, a bocks, a friing pan, 15s, 6d.; old barell, 
chane, plow tackling, 12s. 9d. ; debt deu to the estate, 41i. 
15s.; total, 10911. 9s. 3d. 



THE PEOBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 119 

The Land at Broukfild that was my fathers and my Broth- 
ers and the quarter part of the mill thire that was my fathers 
is not put into this envoys. The debts due from the estate: to 
Majer Pinching, 9li. 5s.; Mr. Jolm Pinching in mony, llli. 
12s.; Samuell Ela in mony^ 2li. lis.; dacken Goodhugh, 4li. 
12s.; dacken Knolten^ 3li. lis.; William Howard, 2li. 7s.; 
Samuell Hart, 6s. ; my silfe for eharg and exspenc to harford, 
31i. 8s.; clothing for my mother, 5li. 15s. 9d. ; wintering tow 
cowse, lli. 10s. ; prisers and records, 7s. 6d. ; a debt due to my 
father denison, lli. 10s. lOd. ; debt due to the marshall, 10s. ; 
total, 471i. 6s. Id. 

Attested in Ipswich court Mar. 27, 1677 by John Pritchet 
administrator of the estate of his father, Wm. Prichet. 

Division of the estate of William Prichard deceased : to 
the woman, lOli. ; to John Prechard, 131i. ; to William, 
Joseph, Elizibeth and Sarih, 61i. lOs. each; to Mary, 21i. 5s.; 
Hanah, 21i. ; Esther, 21i. 3s. The land at Brokefild and mill 
John to have one half and William and Joseph the other 
half. 

Allowed by the Ipswich court Mar. 27, 1677. 

Essex County Probate Files, Docket 22,818. 

Estate of Thomas Skillin of Salem. 

Inventory of the estate of Thomas Skillin, who deceased 
Dec. 30, 1676, at Salem, appraised by Francis Neale and 
Hen. Williams: 4 old Blanketts on Bed & Boulster & a pr of 
Curtaines & on sheet, 4li. 8s. ; 6 smal pewter Dishes & 3 pew- 
ter plates, 13s.; 1 pewter botle & pewter Cup, 2s.; earthen 
vessels, 3s. ; 2 smootheing Irons, 3s, ; 1 Iron pot & an Iron 
skillet & p of an Irons, lli. lOs. ; wearing Cloaths & 2 p stock- 
ins & shoes, and a hat, 3 skives & a smale box, 2li. 4s. ; 1 spit, 
1 old sword, 1 p of Tongues & a Lampe, 12s. ; 4 old Cheares 
& wooden ware, 5s. ; 1 gread Iron, 1 dung forke & a p snow 
shose, 5s. ; 4 Iron weidges, 2 Rings, 2 Iron Tramers, 14s. ; old 
Iron & 6 old bags, 1 bushell of Indyan, lli. ; 61i. of sheeps 
woole & 15" & ^ of yearne, lli. 16s.; 1 frying pan & Lataine 
ware, 5s.; 1 old flocke bed & old N'ailes & 2 old bibles. Hi.; 
beefe, porke, fish, 1 Cannow, 1 brase spun & 2 pecks, 2 old 
wheles, 1 barrell & a shoot bag & horn, 21i. 3s. ; total, 17li. 3s. 
Goods Leift in Boston, 2 gunns, 2 Indyan swords, 1 frying 
pan, old Lins, 1 smal Iron pot, 2 or 31i. feathers & about 601i. 
of shote; 321i. of Lead, 1 grindstone, 1 bar. & 1-2 of Lead. 
In Piscatequa, 1-2 a barrell of melases, 2 hogshead of salte, 
one beare skin. 



120 THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

Allowed, Mar. 14, 1676-7, upon oath of Mary, his wife, by 
the Worshipfull Samll. Symonds, Dep. Gov., and Edward 
Tinge, who appointed her administratrix. 

Essex County Quarterly Court Files, vol. 26^ leaf 75, 

Estate of Elizabeth Harding. 

"7*'': of: 6: moneth 1654 The Last will and Testament of 
Elizabeth Harding being weake of Body but of pfect memory 
blesed be god Imp""^ I Bequeath to my sone Joseph Harding 
my now dwelling house and the two acres of Land together 
with the ten acres of vpland in south feild that which was m"^ 
skelltons together with the one halfe of the Catch Called the 
Guift that the said Joseph is now in p^'vided that 
he pay to m"" Gafford twenty fower pounds starlinge 
Item I Giue my sone Joseph the table board and 
forme in the parlor I giue to my son Joseph Hardinge 
one Cow. Item I giue unto my daughter Elizabeth Hascall 
that p* of house and Land I bought of m"" Garford to be at 
her proper disposing without haueing any Relation to her 
Husbands Leaue in it and one Cow according to the donation 
of house and land as abouesaid and I giue to my son in law 
Roger two Cowes Item I giue to my daughter Elizabeth Has- 
call the standing bedsteed and bed and all furniture belong- 
inge thereunto according to the donation of house and Land 
as abouesayd together with a fetherbed and two small Ruggs 
at the house of Roger her son and one great Chest 

"It. I giue to Joseph Swasy one heafer Calfe. It. to the 
wife of Joseph Swasy I giue one old ewe sheep. It. I giue to 
Roger Haskall his chilldren flue ewe sheep. It. I giue to my 
son Joseph Harding's Chilldren two ewes. It. I giue my 
two Ram Lambs to the Chilldren of my son Joseph to be 
equally diuided It. I giue my weather sheep unto Nathaniell 
Pickman. It. I giue to John Hascall one Steere It I giue 
the Remainder of all my Estate within the house and with- 
out to my son Joseph & to my daughter Elizabeth & son 
Roger to be equally diuided only to pay t^venty shillings to 
M"" Samuell Sharpe which I giue him out of my Estate And I 
appoynt sergent John Porter to be in the Roome and steed 
of a feoffe for my daughter Elizabeth for the land and Goods 
giuen to her And I appoint Sergeant Porter and Jeffery Mas- 
sey to be ouerseers." 

Elizabeth (her + mark) Hardinge 

Witness: Edmond Batter, ]^athaniell Pickman. 

Proved in Salem court 1:10m: 1654 by the witnesses. 
Copy, attested by Hilliard Veren. 

Essex County Quarterly Court Files, vol. 26, leaf 41. 



the probate records of essex county. 121 

Estate of Thomas Geeenslett. 

Administration upon the estate of Thomas Greenslett, in- 
testate, was granted Mar. 27, 1677, to Ann Greenslett, 
who was to pay the debts as far as the inventory, 
which was 31i, 16s. 2d., would allow. 

Ipsivich Quarterly Court Records, vol. 5, page 287. 

Inventory of the estate of Thomas Greenslet taken Mar. 
21, 1676-7 by Edmund Batter and John Massey: one flocke 
bed & apertenances, Hi. ; 2 old Chests with raggs, 6s. ; a 
lampe, ticke & Hauke, 4s. ; table, 2 wheels & Chairs, 10s. 6d. ; 
one Irone pott, 6s. 8d. ; wood & old bedsteed, 7s. ; potts, 2s. ; 

2 swine. Hi. ; total, 3li. 16s. 2d. The debts many & not knowne. 

Attested in Ipswich court Mar. 27, 1677 by An Greenslet 
administratrix of the estate of her late husband Thomas 
Greenslet. 

Essex County Probate Files, Doclcet 11,851. 

Estate of John Cole of Marblehead. 

Administration upon the estate of John Cole of Marble- 
head, intestate, was granted Mar. 27, 1677, to Mr. Thomas 
Gardner, and there being an inventory brought in contained 
in two papers, and one child left, court ordered that the one 
paper containing 251i. 6s. 6d. be for the child wholly. For 
the rest of the estate, court ordered that said administrator 
be gathering in and paying debts and account to the next 
Salem court. 

Ipswich Quarterly Court Records, vol. 5, page 287. 

Inventory of the estate of John Cole sometime of Pema- 
quid, deceased at Marblehead, taken Feb. 16, 1676 by Samuell 
Cheever and Moses Mavericke: 2 3-4 yds. blew cotton, 5s. 
6d. ; 6 yds. green ditto, 9s.; 12 yds. red ditto, 21s.; 6 yds. red 
ditto, 13s. ; 3 yds. red kersey, 12s. ; 1 1-2 yds. ditto, 6s. 9d. ; 

3 3-4 colld kersey, lis. 3d.; 3 1-4 yd. black serge, lis. 4d.; 

4 yds. wt. flannell, 6s.; 9 pr. stockins, 13s. 6d. ; 1 1-2 yd cot- 
ton, 2s. 6d. ; 4 1-2 yd. Irish cloth, 3s. ; 6 3-4 yd Linnen & 11 
yd. ditto, 21s. 3d.; 2 yds. East India Silt, 2s.; 5 yds. 
striped Linnen, 3s. 9d. ; 1 1-2 Linnen, 18d. ; 1 3-4 yd. calico, 
18d. ; 14 knives, 3s. 6d. ; 1 parcell statute Lace, 2s. 6d. ; colld 
thread & buttons, 5s. 2d. ; wampanpeag, 20s. ; thread & silke. 
Is. lid. ; silver, 3li. 5s. ; manchester, 18d. ; coat & doublett, 
20s. ; bands, 8s. ; 3 neckcloth, 6s. ; 1 jackett, 10s. ; 2 coats & 1 



122 THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

jackett, 25s.; 1 coat, wescoat & breeches, 35s.; 1 cloak, 30s.; 2 
hatts, 20s.; wearing Linnen, 20s.; Furs, 13s. 6d. ; 8 pr. shoes, 
30s. ; lorn ware, 5s. ; 1 parcell of damnifyed Tobacco, 10s. ; 1 
feather bed, boldster, 3li. ; G blanketts, 35s. ; 1 Eugge & cover- 
led, 25s. ; 1 Bed, Eugg & 2 blanketts, 31i. ; Ipr. old steelyards 
& 4 yds. truckeng cloth, 16s. ; 1 trammell, 5s. ; 1 old gunn & 
cutlass, 20s.; 6 yds. cape cloth, 18s.; 1 pr. old boots, 12s.; 4 
hhd. salt Tuterdas, 2li. ; 1-2 small boat, 8li. ; 1 shallop & 
furniture belonging to her, 50li. ; total, 961i. 8s. 5d. Upon 
examining his book we find the debts contracted at ye East- 
ward due to the estate amoimt to 29711. 3s. 5d. ; many of 
which persons are not now to be found. Debts contracted at 
Marblehead, 281i. 8s. lid. Debts due from ye estate dis- 
bursed on Funerall charges & otherwise, 31i. 5s., which was 
all the money we fou7id left. Due to Mr. Davie & brought in 
by him already, 12711. 3s. 4d. ; to Mr. Fairweather, 13li. 2s. 
lid.; Mr. Higginson, jr., 34li. ; Thomas Gardiner, jr., 4li. ; 
dues for bread, 4li. & caske 40s. at Boston, 61i. ; Mr. Devereux 
of Marblehead, 10s. 6d. ; Mr. Maverick, Hi. 4s.; Thomas Dix- 
ey, 3s. 9d.; total, 18911. 9s. 6d. 

Delivered in to Ipswich court Mar. 27, 1677 by Mr. 
Thomas Gardner with another paper amounting to 25li. 
6s. 6d., ordered to the child. 

Inventory of goods of John Cole, deceased, found in the 
trunk which long before his death, at the desire of the grand- 
mother were given freely to his child now living, upon & 
after the decease of his wife being mostly her Linnen, ap- 
prized Feb. 16, 1676, by Samuell Cheever and Moses Maver- 
icke : a womans petticoat & wescoat. Hi. 5s. ; Tammey petti- 
coat & black gowne, 21i. 12s. ; Nine sheets, 2 tablecloths & 
nine napkins, 71i. ; Two shifts, 12s.; 2 bolster cases, 5s.; 3 
pillowbeers, 10s. ; Five aprons, 25s. ; three whisks, 18s. ; 3 
neckcloths, 8s. ; Five dressings, 10s. ; 2 handkerchiefs, 8s. ; 2 
ditto & 2 hoods, 4s. ; Two pr. sleeves, 2s. ; 2 pr glovs old, 12d. ; 
Caps, 2s.; 1 green apron, 5s.; Childbed linnen, 10s.; A 
Scarfe, 12s.; 2 whisks, 1 hood & vail, 12s.; One pr. stockins, 
2s. ; 1 looking glass, 6s. ; Clomen ware, 5s. ; Childrens Linnen, 
10s. ; One wine cup, 4 silver spoons, 3 gold rings, 1 bodkin. 
Hi. 18s. ; Three pr. gloves old, 2s. ; 1 womans bible, 5s. ; 1 
muffe, 2s.; 1 childs blankett, 5s.; 2 coats, 10s.; 11 pewter 
dishes. Hi. 19s. ; 2 basons & 2 small dishes, 4s. ; 5 porringers, 
4s. ; brass candlestick, 12d. ; 1 collender, 2 cups, 18d. ; 1 
warming pan, 5s. ; 2 iron potts, 6s. ; total, 25li. 6s. 6d. 

Delivered in to Ipswich court 27: 1: 1677 by Mr. Thomas 



THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 123 

Gardner who is granted administration, and the above or- 
dered to the child. 

Essex County Probate Files, Docl-et 5,975. 

Mr. Tho. Gardner, sr., brought in an inventory 26:4: 
1677, of what he found more of John Cole's estate since he 
carried in the first inventory to Ipswich court. 

Salem Quarterly Court Records vol. 5, leaf 107. 

The estate of Jolm Colle debtor to several since the de- 
livering into Ipswich court of the account by Thomas Gard- 
ner, sr., the administrator, to be added to the inventory: to 
Alice Peach for house Eent, Hors Hier, Beefe & Cabagges, 
2li. 18s. 6d. ; to Doctor Knott for Phisick & Tendance as his 
Bill, 21i. 4s.; to Doctor Wells, 2li. lis. 3d.; to Richard Keith, 
2li. 16s. 4d. ; to Richard Norman for diet & drink, 21i. 4s. 
lid.; to John Michels wife & daughter for the Childs diet & 
Tendance, Hi. Is. ; to Joseph Edmonds which he undertook 
to pay for Richard Hull, Hi. 2s. ; to Edward Reed for digging 
the Grave, 5s., and to the Ferry Man, 4s.; to William Bigg- 
ford to Ballanc his Account, 3li. Is.; to 15s. in A Gun for 
Makeing of Sayles to the saied Biggford, 15s.; to Mr. John 
Battle of Boston by Agreement with the Administrator, 3li. ; 
to John Dollen upon an Arbitration with the Administrator, 
31i. 10s. ; to Robert Hobs for Triming the Boat, 8s. ; to Wil- 
liam Forde for Salt Received by William Biggford, Hi. ; to 
Mr. John Deverike for three Barrills, 9s. ; to James Demiis, 
21i. Is. 3d. ; total, 301i. 3d. The estate of John Colle, Cred- 
itor: to fish Received as his share of the smale Boat he kept 
out, llli. 4s. Id.; fish, llli. 4s. Id. at 15s. p. Quint & in hake 
& Refus Cod, 41i. lis. 7d. ; 45 Quintalles of Merchantable 
Fish at 16s. p Quintall, 161i. 16s.; to 12 Quintales & 1 qtr. 
of Merchantable Cod at 16s. p., lOli. 3s. 8d.; to 3 blls. of Mol- 
lasses Returned by John Gardner For fish Adventured, 31i. 
12s. ; By a Quarter an Acer of Ground & left in the hand of 
Thomas Junior being bought of him to satisfy his debt he 
Returning the surplus, 61i. ; 1 pr. of Smiths Bellowes & An 
Iron Kettle & small Anvill, 21i. ; total, 54li. 7s. 4d. 

Payed by the Administrator out of the Estat of John Colle, 
deceased, since Ipswich court last: to Mr. John Fairweather, 
131i. 18s., he being 15s. in debt, 131i. 18s. ; to Henery Wolfe 
of Boston Baker, 4li. 14s.; to Mr. John Higerson of Sallem, 
371i. 12s. 4d.: to Alice Peach, 2li. 18s. 6d.; to Doctor Knott, 
21i. 4s.; to Richard Reith, 21i. 16s. 4d. ; to Richard Norman, 
21i. 4s. lid.; to John Michell, Hi. Is.; to Joseph Edmonds, 
Hi. 2s.; to Edward Read & the Fery man, 9s.; to William 



124 THE PROBATE KEGORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

Bigford, 31i. 10s.; to him A Gune, 15s.; to Eobert Hobs, 8s.; 
to William Ford^, Hi. ; to Thomas Gardner, jr., 41i. 16s. ; total, 
741i. 13s. Id. 

Essex County Quarterly Court Files, vol. 26, leaf 122. 

Estate of Daniel Button of (Havekhill?). 

Administration on the estate of Daniell Button, intestate, 
was granted Mar. 27, 1677, to John Bartlett, sr., of Newbury, 
who was ordered to bring in an inventory to the next Ipswich 
court. The estate was to be ordered according to his mind, a 
cow to James Kingsbury, and the rest of the estate to the rest 
of his brothers and sisters. 

Ipswich Quarterly Court Records, vol. 5, page 288. 

Inventory of the estate of Daniell Button as it cost at the 
marchants taken by Wm. Chandler and John Webster, sr. : 10 
yds. of woosted prunella, 31i. ; 7 yds. of Collored linen, 17s. 
6d. ; holland shirt & making, 16s. 8d. ; a paire of breeches, 12s. ; 
two shirts, 7s. ; 2 bands, 3s. ; neck Cloth & a pockett hand- 
carcher, 3s. ; his wages from ye Contrey in the hands of ye 
Constable, Hi. 17s. 8d. ; a cow desposed of by ye Order of ye 
Court to his Brother Kinsbury, Hi. Is. 6d. ; total, 6li. 15s. 4d. 

Daniell Button debtor to Jno. Barttlett, 4li. 14s. 2d. ; Dan- 
iell Button Crdr., 41i. 6s. 8d., Eest, 7s. 6d. 

Attested in Ipswich court 25 : 7 : 1677 by John Bartlett. 

To pay to the children of Mathias Button 33s. 6d. a peice. 
Essex Cou7ity Prolate Files, Docket 4,379. 

Guardianship of Benjamin Kimball. 

Benjamin Kimball chose Walter Fairfield to be his guar- 
dian. Mar. 27, 1677. 

Ipswich Quarterly Court Records, vol. 5, page 288. 

Guardianship of Priscilla Law of Eowley.* 

Pricilla Law chose John Bayly to be her guardian and the 
court Mar. 27, 1677, allowed it, upon the same terms that his 
father James Bayley was, to whom she was formerly committed 
by the court. 

Ipswich Quarterly Court Records, vol. 5, page 288. 

Estate of Osmund Trask of Beverly. 
Administration upon the estate of Ossmund Traske of Bev- 
*See ante, vol. 2, page 110. 



THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 125 

eriy, intestate, was granted Mar. 27, 1677, to Elizabeth Traske, 
relict and widow of said Ossmund, and an inventory amount- 
ing to 8411. 9s. 5d. was brought in. The estate was ordered ac- 
cording to an agreement in writing presented and allowed. 

Ipswich Quarterly Court Records, vol. 5, page 288. 

Inventory of the estate of Osmond Traske of Beauerly taken 
Mar. 5, 1676, by John Eaimente and Andrew Eliott: one bed 
and bedstead with other furniture, 8li. ; another bed & bedstead 
with the furniture, 3li. 15s.; another bed & bedstead with the 
furniture, 4li. 10s. ; another bed and furnituer thereto, 2li. ; 
furniture for another bed, 4li. 10s.; his wearinge Apparell, 
71i. ; his Lininge & other Lininge in the house, 4li. 18s.; two 
brass kettles, 4li. ; two brass skellets, one warming pan, 4li. 
6d. ; two Iron pots. Hi. 5s. ; one Iron kettle & one postnet, 10s. ; 
pewter and Earthen Dishes, 2li. ; one hatt & hatt case, 15s.; 
chests, boxes, chaires & two spinninge wheels. Hi. 15s.; other 
smalle Utencills, Hi. ; three guns & two swords, 31i. ; one bed- 
stead, 8s. ; Six plowgh Oxen and ten Cowes, 64li. 10s. ; three 
heifers of 3 years old, 8li. 5s. ; one bull and one Steer, 51i. 5s. ; 
Six two year old cattle & three Calves, 15li. 15s. ; two horses 
and one colte, 81i. 10s. ; forty Sheep and Lambs, 161i. ; Eleaven 
pigs, 31i. 14s. ; his Dwellinge house and barne, lOOli. ; Twenty 
Acres of Land with the Orchard next adjoining unto the dwell- 
inge house and Smalle housinge with a Sider press, 15011.; 
Twenty Acres more nere his house, 12011. ; one Acre and halfe 
of Salte marsh, lOli. ; three acres and halfe of meadow and three 
and halfe of upland by John woodberries, 241i. ; one Acre and 
quarter of land by Chubs, 8li. ; fourty Acres of land by Edward 
Bishop with a house upon it, 16011. ; 6 Acres of meadow in wen- 
ham meadow, 61i. ; 20 Acres of upland behinde wenham pond, 
401i. ; 20 Acres of upland in burch plaine, 401i. ; 14 Acres of 
upland by Cornelius baker, 2 Hi. ; another smale parcell nere 
vnto it, ili. 10s. ; 80 bushells of Indian Corne, 12li. ; fourty 
bushells of barley, 81i. ; four'e flitches of bacon, 31i. ; one cart, 
sled, two plowghs, hoes, Axes, Chaines & other tacklinge, 5li. 
17s.; 2 Saddles and bridles, 2li. lis.; another old Saddle, 5s.; 
foure bushells of pease, 16s.; two bushells of Rye, 8s.; total, 
88811. 12s. 6d. Debts due unto Ozmund Trask; martin hall 
miller Debtor, 31i. ; John Gyles of Salem, 211. ; Jonas Jonson, 
Hi. 10s. ; Edward Hellard of Salem, 8s. ; dew from John Trask 
his brothers son, 211. ; sum total, 89711. 10s. 6d. The debts being 
561i. Is. Id., the estate remaining is 84111. 9s. 5d. 

Attested in Ipswich court Mar. 27, 1677 by Elizabeth 
Traske, administratrix of the estate of her husband. 



126 THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

An account of what Ozmund Traske owed at his death: to 
Mr. William Browne, Sr. of Salem, 91i. 13s. 5d.; Mr. William 
Browne, Jr. of Salem, 4li. Is. 3d.; John Stone, 4li. 9s. 6d. ; 
Hugh Woodberrie, Hi. 2s. lid.; Mr. Hardy, Hi. 16s. 6d.; Mr. 
Hardy in money. Hi. Is.; John Wallice, 16s.; Nathaniell 
Wallice, 14s.; Edward February, Hi.; Mr. Bowditch of 
Salem, 15s.; Zacharia Herrick, 12s.; Josei)h Morgan, Hi.; 
David Perkins, 19s. ; the Docter, 2li. 10s. ; Nehemiah Grover 
in money, Hi. 6s. ; Daniell Davenson in money, 5s. ; other 
debts the creditors beinge at Sea that we cannot justly give 
an account of about 5li. ; Eichard Stackers, Hi. 10s. 6d. ; 
Phebe Wiles, 8s.; Edmund Berry of Salem, 5li. 13s.; ISTehe- 
miah Grover, 9s. ; Mr. Becket of Salem, 18s. ; John Wallice, 
lis. ; Eichard N'euard, Hi. 10s. ; total, 481i. Is. Id. Beside on. 
Aker and quarter of Land that is Dew to John Trask which 
is his brothers son lieth ner to Thomas Chubs, 81i. ; total, 56li. 
Is. Id. 

Administration on the estate of Osmond Trask of Beverly 
granted by the Ipswich court Mar. 27, 1677 to Elizabeth the 
widow. After the debts are paid the estate is 84111. to be dis- 
posed of as follows : to John Trask the eldest son 40 acres o| 
land and one house upon it near to Edward Bisheps valued 
at 16011. and the other eight children namely Sarah, Mary, 
Samuell, Benjamine, Joseph, Elizabeth, William and Jona- 
than and also the child unborn, to receive from Elizabeth 
their mother, 501i. each, as they come to age; the remainder 
of the estate belongeth to Elizabeth the administratrix and 
if any of the children die before they come to age their part to 
be divided equally amongst the rest of the children, and the 
land to stand bound for the payment of the children's portion 
except that land that belongs to John the eldest son. Allowed 
by the court Mar. 27, 1677. 

Note to Capt. Sewall from John Croade for a citation to be 
sent to Mr. Giles and his wife upon that petition and also to 
send him in writing the amount of the estate of Ozmond 
Trask. 

The whole inventory amounts to 88811. 12s. 6d. ; debts due 
to the estate. 8li. 18s.'; total, 89711. 10s. 6d. Debts due from 
the estate, 561i. Is. Id.; the Eeal Estate is 67711. 10s. Signed 
S. Sewall. 

Account of John Giles and Elizabeth Gyles, alias Traske, 
administratrix of the estate of Ozmond Trask given in to the 
court June 24, 1695: the real estate 67711. 10s., the personal, 



THE PKOBATB RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 127 

22011, 6d., debts due from the estate, 5611. Is. Id. according 
to the first inventory; paid to Joseph and Samuel Trask, 5011. 
each, their portion; to Elizabeth Trask wife of Steven Her- 
rick, William Trask, Benjamin Ttask, Mary Friason, Sarah 
Holland their portion and their share of one of the children's 
portion, deceased, 5511. lis. each; to John Trask the eldest 
son, 16011,; due to Edward Traske under age, 5511. lis, which 
is ready to pay on demand in case he would choose his guar- 
dian to receive it; due to Joseph, Samuel and John Traske 
511. lis. each, which is ready to be paid to them. 

Attested July 15, 1695 by John Gyles and Elizabeth Gyles 
alias Traske, 

Benja, [Brown?] acknowledged June 25, 1695, the re- 
ceipt from Jno, Giles of 911. 16s, 2d. which was due unto his 
[father] from Hosean [T'rask] deceased, at the time of his 
death. 

Joseph Traske acknowledged June 23, 1691, the receipt 

from ■ my mother, Mrs. Elizabeth, his wife, of 501i. 

as his present part and proportion of the estate. 

Witness : Samll. Hardie, Benjamin Traske, 

Acknowledged June 29, 1697 before John Higglnson. 

Essex County Probate Files, Docket 28,058. 

Estate of Robert Holmes of ISTewbury.* 

Hester Holmes, relict and administratrix of the estate of 
Robert Holmes, having brought in an inventory of 2011. clear 
estate and two children left her, court Mar. 27, 1677, ordered 
the estate to her for the bringing up of the children. 

Ipswich Quarterly Court Records, vol. 5, page 288. 

Estate of Benjamin Herrick of Beverly. 

Administration upon the estate of Benjamin Herrick^ in- 
testate, was granted Mar. 27, 1677, to his brothers Zachry 
and Ephraim. The estate was to be divided among all the 
brothers and sisters excepting Thomas, viz., Zacharlah, 
Ephraim, Henry, Joseph, John, and Elizabeth, wife of Philip 
Fowler. The mother of said Benjamin was to have the in- 
come of the land during her natural life. Zacheriah and 
Ephraim were bound. 

Ipswich Quarterly Court Records, vol. 5, page 291. 

Inventory of the estate of Benjamin Herrick taken by 
*See ante, vol. 2, page 380. 



128 THE PROBATE RECORDS 01 ESSEX COUNTY. 

Eichard Hutten and Andrew Eliott: eighteen Acres of Land, 
12611.; Six Ewes and Lambs, 311.; one Cow, 311. 5s.; total, 
13211. 5s. 

Attested In Ipswich court Mar. 27, 1677, by Zacharlah and 
Ephraim Herlck. 

Administration on the estate of Benjamin Herrlck, intes- 
tate, granted by the Ipswich court Mar. 27, 1677, to his two 
brothers Zachery and Ephraim. The estate to be equally di- 
vided between all the brothers and sisters excepting Thomas, 
viz., Zacharlah, Ephraim, Henry, Joseph, John, and Elizabeth, 
the sister, wife of Phillip Fowler. The mother of the said Ben- 
jamin to have the income of the land during her life. 

Zachary and Ephraim acknowledged themselves bound in 
the sum of six score pounds to fulfil the division of the es- 
tate according to the above order. 

Essex County Prolate Files, Docket 13,111. 

Mary Woodberry, Ablgaill Stone and Elizabeth Kel- 
lem all aged above thirty years testified that Ben- 
jamin Herrlck son of the widow Herrlck was above 
twenty one years of age the first day of this Instant March. 
Sworn in Ipswich court Mar. 27, 1677. 

Ipswich Deeds, vol. 4, page 80. 

Estate of William Fellows of Ipswich. 

"The last Will of William felows nouember 29 : 76 I hau- 
ing my perflt memory I commit my soull to god and my body 
to y® graue and bequea my earthly goods as followeth my will 
is y* my wif shall haue one rome in my house to her self and 
for her uese dewring her life y* is to say y® parler and to haue 
twelve pounds yearly paid her in good marchantable pay by 
my three Sons ||Ephram Samul Joseph |I and likewls it is my 
will 5'^* my wif should haue two of my ||best|| Cowes and to be 
kept by my sonns winter and Somer for my wifs uese and my 
wif shall haue liberty to keep two swine and like wise my 
sons shall maintain her with conuenient tiering winter and 
somer as long as she lius a widow and like wise tis my Avill y* 
my wife shal] haue a conueanant peice of land for a gearding 
and a quarter of a acker of good land yearly to sow flaxe on 
and it is my will y* my wif shall haue all y^ houshould goods 
at her dispoasel tis my will y* my sonne Isack shall haue my 
march lote at hog Hand adid to that which I haue gluing him 
allredy and my will is y* my other three sonns y* is Ephram 
Samuel and Joseph shall haue y^ other half of my farme and 



THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 129 

y® rest of my sault march with y® buildings and stock ||and 
corn II upon y^ farme to be posest of it after my deseas only 
to fullfill to thr mother what is aboue menchoned and to pay 
all II my II depts and legisis as foloweth tis my will y* my 
daughter mary shall haue ten pounds paid her within two 
yeare after my deseas and ten pounds after my wifes deseas 
and it is my will y* my othr three daughters Elisebeth abegill 
Sary shall haue tewenty pounds a peice one half paid them 
two years after my deseas ore one thr day or mariag and y® 
othr half two years after y* and after my depts are all paid 
my will is y* my daughters should be maid equale with ther 
three brothers Ephram Samuele Joseph only fifty 
pounds y* my Sonne Isack is to pay after my wifs deseas shall 
be deuided equaly amongst my three daughters Elisebeth 
abigil Sary and then to be equallised with thr brothrs aboue 
menshnd." 

Willaim Fellowes 

Witness : William (his i mark) Story, Senear, Thomas 
Burnon, senier, Samuel Ingals, Seanir. 

This writing produced in Ipswich court Mar. 27, 1677 as 
the will of Wm. Fellows, but no executor being named, admin- 
istration was granted to the three sons, Ephraim, Samuell 
and Joseph and they were to order the division of the estate 
according to the mind of the father as expressed in this will. 

Inventory taken Dee. 27, 1676, by Henry Benet, William 
Story, Sener and Thomas Burnum, Senior : his wearing Ap- 
parrell, 91i. 4s.; paire of Oxen, 12li. ; Three Cowes, lOli. 10s.; 
five Heifers, 141i. 10s. ; Two yearelings, 4li. ; Three Calves, 
31i. 10s.; Horse kind, 121i. 10s.; Sheep, 211i.; Swine, 51i.; 
Timber Chaine, Draft Chains, Carts, wheeles, hoops, boxes, 
Spanshackle, Plowe, Plowe Irons, Beetle, wedges, slead «& 
sum other small things, two Axes & Muck forke, 131i. Is. 
lOd.; 15 bushells of wheat, 3li. 15s.; Rie, Hi. 18s.; Three 
scoare & ten bushells of Barly, 14li. ; 4 bushells of pease, 16s. ; 
flax, 12s. ; Ten bushells of Indian corne, 2 bush, of oates. Hi. 
15s.; Sixty bushells of Indian Corne in ye Bame, 911.; 38 
Acres of upland at home and 26 Acres of Marsh, 25011.; all 
the Howsinge, lOOli. ; hookes & Ringes, 2s. 6d. ; Cart roape, 
Traisses & Coller, 15s. ; oard & other small things with a 
hamer, 7li. lis. 6d., bridle & Saddle, Hi.; Sythes with their 
taceling, lis.; one piece of old Iron & 2 pr. sheepe sheers, 3s. 
4d. ; one dore Lock & yoake hookes, 6s. 6d. ; foAvre Rod of 
Ground on the meting house hill where ye old house stood. 
A pair of Stillyards, Hi. 5s.; beefe, pork, Chese, Apples & 



130 THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

bvitter, llli, 2s. 6d. ; Becld & bed Cloathes with the boulster 
& pillow in the Parlor Chamber, 61i. 10s. ; three bedds, 121i. y 
flax teere, 16s.; Sheeps wooll, 51i, ; one Chest, 121i. of Cotton 
wooll, tooe old wheeles, sacks, Hi. 15s. ; Sheets & one table 
Cloath, 91i. ; other small Lening, Hi. lis.; tooe Chests, Hi. 
4s.; one Cupbord, 21i. ; one bedd in the Parlor, lOli. ; Chairs 
& one basket, Hi. ; Table & Forme, 14s. ; for Cushens, 4s. ; 
warming pan, glasses & earthen potts. Hi. 3s. 6d. ; Tubs, keel- 
ers, panns, pewter & tinn, 31i. 9s.; woodden ware, 41i. ; Table 
& a meale trough, 14s.; Iron potts & Kettles, Hi. 18s.; Brass 
Kettles & Skillets, Gli. 2s. 6d. ; Tramells, Spitts, slice & other 
small things, 2li. Is. 6d. ; Bookes, pillion & Riding cloth, Hi. 
7s. ; 2 Cowes, 81i. ; 2 Swine, 24s. ; a Lead, 30s. ; hive of bees, 
10s.; total, 58111. 17s. lid. Debts due to the estate, 81i. 5s. 
3d. Debts to be deducted out of the estate, 831i. lis. 7d.; to- 
tal remaining, 498li. 6s. 4d. 

Attested in Ipswich court Mar. 27, 1677 by the adminis- 
trators. 

Bond of Jonathan Fellows, yeoman, with James Brown, 
yeoman, and Isaac Knowlton, cordwainer, all of Ipswich, as 
sureties, for the sum of 30011., dated Feb. 13, 1722-23, for ad- 
ministration on estate not already administered upon belong- 
ing to his grandfather William Fellows. Witness : Robert 
Holmes, Daniell Appleton, Reg. 

"These ar The undersigned to segnefi we desire Cosen Jon- 
athan Fellows to administer on the intestate estate of our 
father William Fellows." Signed Abigel (her X mark) Fel- 
lows, Sara (her -f- mark) Fellows. 

Essex County Probate Files, Docket 9,367. 

Whereas an agreement hath been made Mar. 27, 1702, among 
Isaac Fellowes, Ephraim Fellowes, Ruth Fellowes widow and 
administratrix to the estate of her husband Joseph Fellowes, 
all of Ipswich, and Samuell Ayres of Newbury attorney 
to Samuell Fellowes of the same town, to settle and divide 
the real estate of their father William Fellowes formerly of 
Ipswich, according to his donation in his will, Ephraim, & 
Ruth Fellowes and Samuell Ayres do by these presents quit- 
claim to their brother Isaac Fellowes the land as now divided 
and set out by these bounds following : westerly upon a stake 
by the river north east side upon Samuell Ayres about sixty 
nine rods to a stake with stones about it & then westerly four- 
teen Rods upon Samuell Ayres land to a stake with stones 
about it which is Ephraim Fellowes corner & then northeast- 
erly by Ephraim's land Till it comes to a stake with stones 



THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 131 

about it at the common & easterly by the common & south- 
erly by the land that was Quartermaster Kinsman and south- 
westerly by the common with all the priviledges thereunto be- 
longing. 

Signed and sealed Mar. 30, 1702. Witness: William Fel- 
lowes, Jarvas Einge 

Acknowledged July 24, 1702 by Ephraim Fellowes, Sam- 
iiell AyreSj Euth Fellowes. 

Whereas an agreement hath been made Mar. 27, 1702^ 
among Isaac Fellowes, Ephraim Fellowes, Euth Fellowes, 
widow, and administratrix to the estate of her husband Jo- 
seph Fellowes, all of Ipswich and Samuill Ayres of Newbury 
attorney to Samuell Fellowes of Newbury to settle and di- 
vide the real estate of their father William Fellowes formerly 
of Ipswich according to his donation in his will, Isaac Fel- 
lowes, Samuell Ayres and Euth Fellowes do by these presents 
quitclaim to their brother Ephraim Fellowes the land with 
all the buildings thereupon as now divided and set out by 
these bounds: southeasterly by Isaac Fellowes land, north- 
westerly upon Samuell Ayres land to a white oak tree marked 
by the common which is the bounds between said Fellowes 
and Ayres, northerly & easterly by the common and also eight 
acres more bounded northerly upon the common, easterly 
upon Samuell Ayres land, southerly upon the river, westerly 
upon Joseph Fellowes land, and also to his divisions of jnarsh 
as fonnerly divided and bounded out unto him with all the 
priviledges thereunto belonging. The widow Fellowes signed 
to all except eight acres of land which was conveyed to her 
husband per Ephraim Fellowes by a deed dated Feb., 1697. 

Signed and sealed Mar. 30, 1702. Witness : Thomas Man- 
ning, William Fellowes, Jarvas Einge. 

Acknowledged July 24, 1702 by Isaac Fellowes, Samuell 
Ayres, Euth Fellowes. 

Essex County Prolate Records, vol. 308, pp. 24-26. 

Administration on a common right or rights of William 
Fellows, late of Ipswich, which have not been already admin- 
istered upon, was gi-anted Feb. 11, 1722-3, to his grand- 
son William Fellows (son of Fellows, late of Ipswich)^ 

having renounced their right of administration, he 

giving bond to administer according to law. 

Essex County Probate Records, vol. 313, page 566. 



132 the proba.te records of essex county. 

Estate of Wymond Bradbury of Salisbury.* 

Eobert Pike of Salisbury, administrator to the estate of 
Wymoud Bradbury of the same town, by act of the Salisbury 
Court 9: 2m: 1672 has received of Thomas Bradbury of the 
same town 161i. sterling due from him to the said estate in 
lieu of house and land appraised at 601i. and releases him 
from all claims. 

Signed Mar. 20, 1676-7. Witness: Edward Colcord, 
Eodger (his T mark) Easman. 

Acknowledged by Maj. Robert Pike in Salisbury Court 
Apr. 10, 1677. 

Norfolk Deeds, vol. 3, pt. 2, leaf 22. 

Guardianship of Wymond Bradbury of Salisbury, 

Capt. Thomas Bradbury was appointed Apr. 10, 1677, 
guardian of his grandchild Wymond Bradbury. 

Salisbury Quarterly Court Records, vol. 2, leaf 71. 

Estate of Mrs. Anne Winslow of Salisbury. 

Administration upon the estate of Mrs. Anne Winsly, 
widow, was granted Apr. 10, 1677, to Ensign Buswell and 
Ephraim Winsly. 

Salisbury Quarterly Court Records, vol. 2, leaf 73. 

Inventory of the estate of An Winslow of Salisbery taken 
by John Ilsly and Samwell Feelowes : a round boxe and what 
is in it, 40s. ; fether bead and bouldsteres, 40s. ; a Budg and 
some other things with it, 40s. ; her wareing Cloth and a Chest 
and thosse things that are in it, 6li. 5s. ; two pare of showes, 
5s. ; a looking glass, 2s. 6d. ; pewter, 3s. ; a leetle boxe and 
what is in it, 2s. 6d. ; a byble, 4s. ; Courtine, 8s. ; peice of 
woollen cloth, 5s. ; total, 131i. 15s. 

Inventory of the charge at the funerall of Ann Winslow of 
Salisbery, widow: the coffin, 12s.; suger lOli., 6s.; spice. Is. 
6d. ; Butter 8li., 4s.; the cakes, 16s. ;sixe gallons Cider, 6s.; 
due to Ensigne Wm. Boswell for fower yers Diatt & 5 
months, 531i. 

Attested in Salisbury court Apr. 10, 1677, by Wm. Bus- 
well and Ephraim Winsly. 

Essex County Probate Files, Docket 30,179. 

•See ante, vol. 2, page 170. 



the probate records of essex county. 133 

Estate of Antipas Newman of Wenham.* 

Mr. Daniell Epps^ attorney to Mrs. Newman, relict and 
administratrix of the estate of Mr. Antipas Newman, late of 
Wenham, desiring liberty to make sale of some land for the 
payment of debts, court Apr. 24, 1677, granted liberty to sell 
that land on Eoyall side in Salem. 

Ipswich Quarterly Court Records, vol. 5, page 292. 

Petition of Mrs. Elizabeth Endecott to the court 30 : 9m. : 
1680^ desiring that her son John Newman might be joined 
with her to administer upon the estate of her husband Mr. 
Antipas Newman. The court grants her petition, and ap- 
points her son John administrator with her, but is not to act 
anything about the estate but by the advice of Mr. Richard 
Wharton and Mr. Daniell Epps, sr. or one of them. 

Salem Quarterly Court Records, vol. 6, leaf 12. 

Guardianship of Isaac Eing of Ipswich. 

Isaack Einge chose his brother Daniell Einge to be his 
guardian, and the court, Apr. 21, 1677, allowed it. 

Ipswich Quarterly Court Records, vol, 5, page 292. 

Estate of Nicholas Eichardson. 

Administration upon the estate of Nicolas Eichardson, 
who was slain in the war, was granted Apr. 21, 1677, to Eob- 
ert Kinsman who was ordered to bring in an inventory to the 
next Ipswich court. 

Ipswich Quarterly Court Records, vol. 5, page 293. 

Estate of Eev. Thomas Parker of Newbury. 

"I Thomas Parker pastor of the church of christ in New- 
bery in New England being Groune into yeares, the Infirmi- 
tyes of Age dayly increasing upon me Considering the 
Comand of God & my duty to be dayly preparing for my de- 
parture out of this world & sett in order what the Lord hath 
bestowed on me, being thro the patience & rich mercy of God 
in Good health & of a disposing minde doe desire to put in 
practise my duty in disposing thereof and therefore make 
Ordeyne & declare this present writting to be my last will & 
testament Imp'' I doe fully & freely resigne up my Soule into 
the hands of my most gi-acious God & father that gaue it me 
& my body to the dust from whence it Came in hope of a 

*See ante, vol. 2, page 324. 



134 THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

Glorious resurrection amongst them that are Sanctified in 
Christ Jesus. Item My minde & will is that after my funerall 
expences he dischardged that my estate of lands goods debts 
moneys &c be disposed of as heere after is expressed. Item I 
Giue & bequeath my estate in lands or money in old England 
nex* & imediately after my death to my deare Nephew®, m' 
John woodbridge & m"" Benjamin Woodbridge equally part & 
part like. Itm I Giue & bequeath Unto my Cousin Nicholas 
Noyes all such debt or debts that he shall owe Vnto me at my 
decease for Eent for that land of mine which he hath in his 
possession on the left hand of the Eidge Coming from the old 
Toune to the new ouer & besides the land & my Interest in it 
which I formerly made ouer to him by a deede of guift Item. 
I Giue & bequeath all the rest of my estate in lands vpland & 
meadow being on y*^ right hand of the Ridge aboue mentioned 
in Catle Clothes bedding bookes or what els soeuer & haue 
now in possession or shall dye possest of to my deare Couzin 
m" Sarah Noyes. the beloued widdow & relict of my deare 
Cousin the late m'' James Noyes for hir sole vse during hir 
naturall life & the Remainder by hir to be disposed of & 
Giuen to & amongst the children or such of them as shee 
shall see cause of the late m' James Noyes & theire heires 
for euer. 

"Item I further Give & bequeath to my beloued Cousin 
m" Sarah Noyes as a further testimony of my Endeared loue 
to hir for hir faithfull love to me & paines she hath taken 
with me all such estate & debt as the Toune of Newbery shall 
owe to me for the yearely recompence at the time of my de- 
cease w^^'er for a quarter of a yeere or more or lesse together 
w*'' the Annuall Rent & Arrerages of Eent as shall be due 
unto me for my land or money in England (now in the hands 
or order of my deare Cousin m'' Benjamin Woodbridg) to the 
time of my decease w*^'' I Request my sajd Couzin Benjamine 
Woodbridge to take Speciall Care may be sent to my Sajd 
Couzin Sarah Noyse or hir order or the order of any of my 
executor's hereafter named for hir best advantage ffinally for 
the better & more full accomplishment of this my will I doe 
here by Revoake & make null & voyd all former will or wills 
& doe Constitute & Appoint my beloued Couzins m'"s Sarah 
Nojes m"" James & m"" Moses Nojes hir Sonnes my sole 
execcutrix & execcuto'"s of this my last will & testament desir- 
ing my louing trends Capt w" Gerrish Couzin Nicholas 
Noyes & Richard Knight to be my ouerseers. In testimony 



„g?HE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 135 

where of I haue hereunto sett my hand & seale this twelfth 
day of Septembe"^ 1663." 

Thomas Parker (seal) 

Witness: Edward Eawson, Wm. Gerrish. 

Proved May 23, 1677 in Boston before Samuell Symonds 
Esq., Dep. Gov, and Wm, Hathorne, Esq, by Mr. Edward Eaw- 
son and Capt. Wm. Gerrish, and they also declared that the 
said Mr. Parker committed the will to the keeping of the said 
Hawson until his death. 

Inventory of the estate of Mr. Thomas Parker late pastor 
of the Church of N"ewbury who deceased Apr, 34, 1677 taken 
May 30, 1677 by Wm, Gerrish, Nicholas Noyes and Anthony 
Somerby : his farme both upland pasture & meadow, 25011, ; 
his weareing apparrell, 301i. ; featherbed, flockbed, bolsters, 
curtaines, vallons, pillowes, Rugg, blankets, sheets & pillow 
beares, 201i, ; 2 Chests & other things, Hi. ; his books & Ly- 
brary, 40li. ; debts due to the deceased, 60li. ; debt in Eng- 
land, lOli. ; Land in England, 20011. ; total, 61111. Four or five 
other small books. 

Attested in Ipswich court Sept. 25, 1677 by Mrs. Sarah 
Koyse, 

Essex County Probate Files, Docket 20,564. 

Estate of Isaac Cummings, Sr,, of Topsfield. 

"The Last will and testament of Isaac Comins Senier, I 
being Sencabl of my aproaching desolution being att present 
weak in body yet perfect in my vnderstanding : haueing by 
the grace of god bene helped to provid for my futur state in 
another world, doe now in ordering of what god hath been 
pleased to bestow upon me of the blesings of this life take 
Oare and order that in the first place my debts be duly payd : 
nextly I doe by this my last will and testament confirme to 
my Son Isaac the ten Acres of division Land on the South 
Side of the great riuer be it more or less: nextly I doe give 
unto my Son in Law Jolm jewel ten pounds part in Cattel 
and part in houshould goods : nextly I doe will and be- 
queath to my grand Son Isaac: the Son of my Son Isaac on 
year old hefer on littel Sow the Indian corne which he hath 
planted for himself and the flax which he hath Sowne item 
I doe giue unto him my chest the 2^ in bignes with the lock 
and key: item my history book with Such books as are his 
owne : i e a bibl and testament item I do giue him ten poimds 
to be payd att Seuenteen years of age in Country pay item I 



136 THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

doe giue vnto my Son in Law John pease thirty pounds to be 
pay out of the stock of Cattell and houshould goods as much 
as may be att present : and the rest in two years : item : I doe 
make my Son John my sole executor and doe giue unto him 
my house and Lands being fourty Acres more or less consist- 
ing of upland and meddow with all the priviledges and Em- 
molvments ther of and apurtainances therunto belonging: 
provided that this land shall stand bound in part and in 
wholl for the payment of these Leagacyes and in case that the 
sayd legacyes shal not be payd according to this my will : the 
land shall be sould and payment made out of the price therof : 
and the remainder shall be the executors : : item my will fur- 
ther is that if any of these my children shall through discon- 
tent att what is done for them in this my will : Cause troubl 
to arise to the executor then there shall be nothing payd to 
him or them but the Legacy or Legacyes willed to them shall 
return too and remain in the hands of the executor as his 
proper right: dated the 8*" of the 3" m*^ 1677. 

"my desir farther is that Isaac ffoster and Thomas Dorman 
would take Care that this my will he duly performed." 

Isaac Cumings S"" 

Witness: John (his f mark) poore, Sr._, Thomas Dorman, 
Isaac Foster. 

Proved June 14, 1677 by Thomas Dorman and Isack Fos- 
ter before Samuell Symonds, Esq., Dep. Gov, and Maj. Gen. 
Denison, Esq. 

Inventory of the estate of Isake Comings, Senior, late of 
Topsfield, taken May 22, 1677 by John Whipple and John 
How: a Cloth Sute, 21i. ; a Grey sute, Hi. 15s.; 6 yds of cloth 
with butons silk & thred as they cost at the merchants. Hi. 
19s. 3d. ; an old Grat Coat, 9s. ; wascot, 6s. ; payer of Gren 
brchis & two payer of drawers, 9s. ; 3 payer of shoos, Is. ; 5 
payer of stokins, 8s.; 4 shirts, 10s.; 7 caps, 7s.; one slke Cape, 
4s. ; 10 bandes, 10s. ; 7 handcerchrs, 3s. 6d. ; 4 hates, 8s. ; 
cloth hood & startups. Is. 6d. ; fether heed, bolser & pillow, 
41i. ; nu coverlet, 24s. ; an old Civerlit, 5s. ; Curtins & valants, 
beedsted. Cord & matt. Hi. 10s.; smale heed with a pilow & a 
Rugge, Hi. 15s. 6d. ; one payer of sheetes , 30s. ; & other 
payer, 16s.; one payer of sheets, 18s.; one sheet, 7s.; 3 pilow- 
bers, 6s. ; 3 napkins, 3s. 6d. ; 2 table cloths, 5s. 6d. ; 7 towels, 
5s. 6d. ; thre sacks, one willit, one bage, 10s. ; 3 small Rem- 
nants of Cloth, 2s. 6d. ; flax and tow, 6s. ; 6 pownd of cotton 
woole, 6s. ; a broad howe, 2s. ; one broad how, 3s. 6d. ; an Iron 
foot, Is. 6d. ; 3 haye forks, 4s. 6d. ; an Iron spitt, 3s. ; ades. 



THE PROBATE EECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 137 

5s. ; handsawe, 2s. 6d. ; axe, 3s. 6d. ; old spad, 3s.; betle & 4 
wedgis, 6s.; a mare, 40s.; yearling colt, 15s.; Sadie & panel 
with bridle, gurts & crooper, 20s. ; brase pott, 20s. ; one Iron 
pott, 9s., two payer of pott hooks, Hi. 12s.; an old 
Ketle, 6s., 3s. 6d., bras candlstik, 4s., potlid. Is., 14s. 6d. ; 
pewter, 18s.; tine 9d. ; one glac. Is.; 5 spons, 2s.; earthn 
ware, 6s. 8d. ; tramell, tongs, bellis, 12s. ; hamer, pinchers, 
5s.; fann, 3s.; Chern, 5s.; a nu powdering tub, 3s. 6d. ; 4 
paiels, 7s, 8d. ; 2 Kelers, 4s. ; old powdring tub. Is. ; two old 
barels, 2s. ; half bushel, peck, halfe peck, 3s. 6d. ; 4 trayes, 4s. ; 
4 bouls, 4s. ; dishes & Ladle, Is, 8d. ; one duz. trenchers. Is. ; 
two barels, 5s. ; 3 sives, 3s. ; 3 chayers, 7s. ; a litle table & 
form, 4s.; desk, 6s.; one chest, lis. 6d, ; two old chests, 4s.; 
3 books, 10s. ; chest, 5s. ; two books, 10s. ; corn, 10s. ; malt, 
6s.; baken, 3s.; Kneding trof, 2s.; warming Pann, fring 
pann, 10s.; eight swine, 5li. ; 3 cowes, 121i. ; one 2 yer old 
ster, one yerling, 161i. 2s.; bowsing and Lands with all priv- 
eledges & apurtenances, upland and meado is about 40 accers, 
lOOli.; depts due to the estat, 4li.; total, 16611, Is. 6d. Depts 
due from the estat about 191i. 16s. 5d. 

Attested June 14, 1677 by John Comings to be a true in- 
ventory of his father's estate. 

Essex County Prolate Files, Docl-et 6,705. 

Estate of Thomas Turvill of Newbury. 

Inventory of the estate of Thomas Turvill of Newbury, de- 
ceased May 22, 1677 taken June 25, 1677 by Caleb Moodye 
and Joseph Pike constable of Newbury: his weareing clothes. 
Hi. ; an old pewter pint pot, two sawcers & a poringer & a 
earthen pitcher, 6s, 8d. ; 3 caps, 2 handkedchers, pr, of linnen 
stockings, 3 bands & a litle box, 10s, ; 3 leather purses or 
pouches with Alluni in them, 3s.; pr. of old stumps & old 
spurs & a snafle & 4 buckles, 2s. ; A munteer cap & a calfe 
skins, 8s, 6d. ; An Iron foot to mend shooes & a pr, of old 
shooes & 1-2 pound of woolen yarne & a tin pint pot, 3s. 6d. ; 
severall bookes. Hi, ; In mony, 7s, ; A barrel with Iron band 
& 2 staples & a locke & key, 6s, ; flock bed, 3 bolsters, 2 old 
torne rugs, 21i, ; 4 Tanners knives, 5s. ; wooll neere 40 lb. or 
upwards, 2li., Allum, skins, if they be his, 16s.; his booke debt, 
21i. 8s,; total, llli. 15s. 

The deceased hath been maintained by the Towne neere 
about foure yeare sometimes we have paid for his mainten- 
ance 3s. 6d. a weeke, sometimes 5s. a weeke and sometimes 
4s. a week in all about 351i. and besides we paid to the sur- 



138 THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

geon at one time 5li. and now in his sickness we have not yet 
an account of for phisicke : besides for his f unerall neere 40s. 
as wee suppose. Anthony Somerby, Thomas Noyes, Se- 
lectmen. 

Essex County Probate Files, Dochet 28,349. 

Administration upon the estate of Thomas Turvill, intes- 
tate, was granted Mar. 26, 1678, to Joseph Pike, and An- 
thony Somerby and Henry Jaquis were appointed a committee 
to examine the debts and make return according to law. 

Ipsivich Quarterly Court Records, vol. 5, page 303. 

The committee appointed to find out about the estate of 
Thomas Turvill having made a return, the court Apr. 1, 
1679, ordered Joseph Pike, the administrator, to pay the 
debts so far as the estate would go, he being paid for his 
charge. 

Ipswich Quarterly Court Records, vol. 5, page 345. 

Estate of John Pickworth. 

John West and John Elletrap were ordered by the court 
26:4: 1677, to make inquiry after the estate of John Pick- 
worth, supposed to be dead, and to account to the court, and 
in case the widow Pickworth, mother of said John, be in 
want, she was to be supplied out of the estate. 

Salem Quarterly Court Records, vol. 5, leaf 105. 

Estate of Benjamin Pickworth. 

John West and John Elletrap were ordered by the court 
26:4:1677, to make inquiry after the estate of Benjamin 
Pickworth, supposed to be dead, and to account to the court, 
and in case the widow Pickworth, mother of said Benjamin, 
be in want, she was to be supplied out of the estate. 

Salem Quarterly Court Records, vol. 5, leaf 105. 

Guardianship of Samuel Southwick of Salem, 

Samuell Sothwick, son of John Sothwick, chose Frances 
Nursse as his guardian, and John, son of said John, chose 
Tho. Fuller as his guardian, which the court 26: 4: 1677, al- 
lowed. 

Salem Quarterly Court Records, vol. 5, leaf 105. 



THE PROBATE UECORDS OP ESSEX COUNTY. 139 

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Estate of John White. 

Administration upon the estate of John White was granted 
26:4:1677^ to William Swetland who presented an 
inventory. 

Inventory of the estate of John White, tailor, taken Apr. 
28, 1677, by Edward Grove, Nicholas Manning and The. 
Bridge: a Coate of Cloth, & a serge paire trowsers, 15s.; 2 
Cametto Coates & a pa : breeches Mutch worne, 2s. ; an old 
Coate & 2 pa : old breeches and a Jackett, 8s. ; 6 neckcloths & 
1 Carvette, 5s. ; 3 paire Sleeves & 3 pocket handketchers, 2s. ; 
3 shirtes wheareof 2 weare new, 12s. ; a paier of buckein bus- 
kins, 2s. 6d. ; paire old shoes, 2s. ; 2 paier old worne stockins, 
Is. ; 2 yards galloons & a bible, 2s. ; 4 small rubons, a powder 
Home & An old old Rapier, 2s. 6d. ; A pressing Iron, a pa. 
taylers sheeres & a yard, 3s. ; and old Snapesake & 2 hatts, 
12s.; a demety Wascoate & a pa. Linnen drawers mutch 
Worne, 2s. ; an old redde wasecoate. Is. ; a walking Cane, a 
small old Chest, a trencher Knif, a pen knife & a bodkin, 4s. 
6d. ; a nutte megge grater, a needle Case & 5 needles, 6s. ; a 
small bagge & 2 sliper linnen, Is.; total, 5li. Is. "Since this 
inventory was taken I haue found of his A paire of shooes & 
stockns & 2 old Easers which in my Judgment may bee 
worth 5^." 

Allowed in Salem court 26:4:1677. 

Essex County Quarterly Court Files, vol. 26, leaf 115. 

Estate of Henry Dispaw, Sr., of Lynn. 

"I hinere despaw S^ being weke in body yet through mercy 
sound in mind doe make & ordaine thes my last will & testa- 
ment in maner following first I desyr too committ my sole to 
God through y" hands of y° Lord Jesus Christ And my bode 
too bee desently enterred In the earth & I doe despose of the 
worldly Good things the Lord hath gevin me as folloeth: 
Afftor my decese my will is that my duttefoll sonn hinnery 
shall have Alle my part of the bond of five hundred pounds of 
lafoll monie of Ingland being the forfit for non paing of my 
waggis : and Allso my will is that my sonn Edward shall have 
■outt of thes bond forty shillines and the half of my Clothes 
and If any shall aske the Eesin whi I Geve hinery so much 
and nott doo no mor for Edword it is becaes hinery hath bene 
at a grate dealle of trobell with me in tim of my lamenis and 
siknis and Alle soe my will is that my lovin atorne John 
Eloyd shall be satisfied for his trobell at Cortee too Recover 



140 THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

my Eight of John write John Gifford and Ezekell Fogg ; and 
for the performance of this my will I doe Anomant : & or- 
da}Tie my loving sone hinery too be my Exceketer and I doe 
chues my lovin frind John Floyd too be my overser of this 
my will in witnis where of I have ||set|| vnto my hand thes 
twintith seventh daye of febewary in the yeare of our lord 
one thousind six hundred sivinty and fore." 

hinery (his || mark) Despaw, S"". 

Witness: John Floyd, Sarah Floyd. 

Proved in Salem court 26:4:1677 by John Floyd and 
Sarah, his wife. 

Inventory of the estate of Henry Dispaw, sr., of Lynn^ 
taken by Samuel Stocker and John (his ^ mark) Chil- 
son : two old Coates & a payre of Breeches, 10s. ; his old Hatt 
& all he had. Is. 6d. ; his bed which was all declared & no 
thing belonging thereto was his & an old flock bed, Hi. : one 
shirt, 6s. ; a pair of old stockings & shooes, Is. ; Two Linnen 
Neckclothes, 2s. ; one Black Sattan Capp, 2s. ; total, 
21i. 2s. 6d. 

To his one halfe pt. of 50011. bond due from John Wright, 
John Gifford & Ezekiell Fogg, for forfeiture of non-payment 
of his wages, 25011. 

Attested in Salem court 26: 4: 1677 by Hen. Dispaw, jr. 
Essex County Quarterly Court Files, vol. 26, leaf 128. 

Estate of William Woodberrt of Salem. 

"I William Woodberry the elder being of good understand- 
ing & memory doe constitute and ordein this my last will & 
testament the 5th day of the 4th mp: 1663. Imprimis I giae^ 
and bequeath 'siito my wife Elizabeth my Dwelling house with 
the land adioyning vnto it as allso whatsoeuer other Land I 
Doe posesse and enioy, saue what I shall except in this I will 
to giue vnto my sonne William. It : I giue vnto my said Wife 
all my household stuffe and other goods debts Dews Cattle or 
whatsoeuer elce aperteines vnto my wife paying these I^eg-. 
acyes here under expressed. It : I giue vnto my eldest sonne 
Nicholas twenty shillings It: I giue vnto my sonne William 
ten shillings as allso flue akers of land which lyes nere snake 
hill and adioynes vnto ten akers of his owne It I giue vnto my 
sonne Andrew «& Hugh my sonne Isacke and Daughter Han- 
nah Haskels to each of them ten shillings the piece Consti- 
tutetinge & ordeining my said wife Elizabeth sole Executrix 
of this my will & testament." 

William (his M mark) Woodberry 



THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 141 

Witness: John Thorndike, Nicholas (his IST mark) Pache, 
Eichard (his K mark) Brackenbury. 

Proved 26:4:1677 upon the obligation of Hugh Wood- 
bery as is entered in the inventory. 

Inventory of the estate of William Woodbery, aged about 
eighty-eight years, deceased 29 : 11 : 1676, taken by William 
(his mark) Dixsy and John Hill: cotes, Hi.; lining cloth, 
21i. 16s.; ticking, 12s. 6d. ; shets and shirts, Hi. 12s. 8d. ; 4 
yds, of carsy, Hi. 4s.; yards and 3 quarters cloth, lis.; bags, 
15s.; 4 yards sad colerd cloth, 18s.; 12 yds, penisstone, Hi. 
16s.; to yards coten, 6s.; one paire stockings, 2s.; bed and 
furnituer, 31i. ; plators, 5s, ; brass pots, 12s. ; 3 kitells, Hi. 
Debts, due from Nicolas Woodbere, 181i. ; from Hugh Wood- 
berre, 41i. 9s.; from Hana Bradford, 2li. 2s.; from John 
Patch, Hi. 10s.; monney, 31i. ; total, 451i. lis. 2d. 

The will and inventory of William Woodbery, deceased, 
was brought in to court 26 : 4 : 1677, by Hugh Woodbery, the 
witnesses being deceased, leaving only one who was not able 
to appear. Mr. Hugh Woodbery, in behalf of himself and his 
brother jSTicholas, was boimd upon condition that his mother, 
the relict of deceased, should be maintained during her life, 
and that the will should be fulfilled. 

Essex County Quarterly Court Files, vol. 26, leaf 129. 

Estate of Elizabeth Spooner of Salem. 

"I Elisabath Sponer of Salem hauing throug Gods Good- 
nes lined in this world unto owld Age : & now ffinding my 
strength to decay not knowing how neere my Glas is Eun: 
I doe now leue thes lines "behind me for to declar what my 
mind & last will & Testement is for the disposing of whatt 
worldly estatt God hath blesed me with: as is heerafter ex- 
spresed & I doe apoynt & desier my Sonne in Law John 
Eucke my solle exsecetor for the seeing of this my will per- 
formed It I giue vnto our Eeverant pastor ]\P John Higen- 
son fiue poundes in money: & to M'' Nicolatt forty Shillings 
in Goods & I doe giue vnto my Cusen Margitt Eucke at bos- 
ton ten pounds & to my Cusen Thomas Clark at Cambridg I 
doe Giue fiue poimds I doe Giue vnto the widow Elisabeth 
Owin fiue pounds I doe Giue \Tito my thre Grand Chilldren 
daftors: Elisabath osborn & Hanna Eucke & Sarah Eucke: 
all my linen that I shall leue behind me: to be Equally de- 
vided among them & I doe giue vnto my young Granchild 
John osbom Juny^' too siluer spones: & I doe giue vpto my 



142 THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COCJNTY. 

Grand Chilldren Hana & Sara & John & Thomas Eucke Ech 
of them A siluer spone : & the Eest of my plate to be devided 
Amongst them fouer : or the valewe thar of & the Eest of my 
Estate I doe leue with my sonne Eucke to his disscrestion for 
the disposing of it amonght his fine Children Elisabeth & 
hanna & Sara: & John & Thomas \v*^h he had by my dafter 
Hanna Sponner : Her son-in-law John Eucke, executor & to 
this my will I haue heerunto subskribed my hand: being at 
this present time Through Gods niarsie to me : of Good & 
perfect memory & understanding what heer I haue dun : wit- 
nes my hand this twenty second day of July one thousand 
six hundred seventy and thre." 

Elizebath Spooner. 

Witness: Hannah Eucke, John Eucke, Juneare. 

Proved in court 26:4:1677, it having been sworn to by 
the witnesses, 26:1:1677, before Wm. Hathome, assistant. 

Inventorv of the estate of widow Elizabeth Spooner, de- 
ceased in 1676. taken Mar. 6, 1676-7, by Hilliard Yeren, sr. 
and Thomas Eix: In ye Parlour, 1 bed bolster & 2 pillows, 
rugge & blanketts & Curtains and all other appertinances, 31i. 
10s. ; 1 trundle bed with all appertinances, Hi. 5s. ; 1 table & 
Carpett & 6 joyne stools, Hi.; 11 Chaires & two small stooles, 
16s.; 6 Turkic Cushins, 12s.; 1 pr. Andierns & small tongs, 
4s. 6d. ; halle, 1 warming pan, 2s. 6d. ; 2 chests & 1 bord, 8s. ; 
waringe Clothes with a hat all giuen away, 4li. 10s.; 7 yds. 
searge by bar grand Children, Hi. 2s. ; a parcell of linning 
yarn, Hi.; 1 bedstead settle & rodds, 12s.; kitchen, doggs, 3 
hakes, 2 spitts & tongs & slise & old brick, 12s. ; pewter, 16s. ; 
brasse, 2 candlesticks, Chafendish and 2 skimers, skillet & 2 
kittles. Hi. ; Iron pots &■ Kittle, 2 pr. pothooks, 8s. ; tubs, bar- 
rells, payls, trays & boales, 1-2 bushell, pck & 1-2 peck, Skales 
& weights, Ipr. bellows, with all other wooden ware & wooden 
grater, 16s.: ve Childs Chamber, 1 bed, boulster & 2 pillows, 
Hi. 15s. ; barly, 7s. 6d.; 45 bushels Ind. Corn, 4li. 10s. ; Chest 
with Iron lumber in it, 16s.; Kings Chest and waring Clothes 
31i. 10s. ; in ye parlor Chamber, 2 bedsteds & bedding, with 
ropes, matts with ruggs & blanketts, 21i. 5s. ; 1 pillion & 
saddle, 12s.; 4 Cowes, lOli. ; 1 pr. oxen, 6li. 10s.; 4 swine, Hi. 
5s.; ye horse, an ould one, Hi. 15s.; 3 Calves, sucking, Hi.; 
body of a cart & tumbrell, Hi.; 6 1-2 bush, pease, 15s. 6d. ; 2 
Chaines, 10s. ; forkes & rakes & iron box & all other trifling 
Lumber, 5s. ; 1 barrell sider, 12s. ; beefe & porke, 2li. ; plate, 
6li. 7s. 4d. ; cash, 121i. 15s. ; linen, 31i. 15s. ; the dwelling 
house, out housing, orchards & in all about 7 acres of land ad- 



THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 14S " 

joining, llOli. ; about 4 acres called Cotta's lott, 40li. ; 1 acre 
3-4 of marsh & about 5 acres of upland in the south feild, 
161i. ; 3-4 an acre of marsh in ye north feild, 61i.; about 34 
acres of upland in the north feild, 401i. ; total, 2931i. 4s. 4d. 
Debts due, 91i. 12s. 4d. Debts due from the estate : to legases 
given as by will, 271i. ; to what was laid out & spent at the 
funerall for mornings & other wayes, 22li. 9s. 6d. ; debts & 
Eattes to pay, 151i. 12s.; to har waring Clothes given away 
by her Grandchildren to poor folk, 4li. 10s.; total, 
691i. lis. 6d. 

Attested in Salem court 26:4:1677 by Mr. Ruck, the 
executor. 
Essex County Quarterly Court Files, vol. 26, leaves 119, 120. 

Estate of William Barber of (Lynn?). 

Inventory of the estate of William Barber was brought in 
26:4: 1677, by Elizabeth, the relict, who was appointed ad- 
ministratrix, and was to have the estate for her livelyhood. 

Inventory of the estate of William Barbar, taken by Eich. 
Knott, Eobert Bartlett and John (his H mark) Martayn: 
one Kow, 21i. 15s.; one Horse, Hi. 10s.; one old Sadell & 2 
old Bridles, 6s. ; one sord and Belt and powder & bullets, 
10s. ; To a snapt sack and Bullett molds, 2s. ; Beed and Fur- 
netture, 61i. ; Wearing Cloaths and Hatt and Shirts, Hi. ; 2 
Chests, one Table and A small Box, Hi.; 2 potts, one Brass 
skillett & a frying pan. Hi. ; puter platers & potts and por- 
rengers. Hi. 2s. ; a standing Cubbard, 8s. ; Books and a bible, 
5s. ; a payle & wooden Dishes and Trenchers, And 2 earthen 
potts and a Tray, 5s. ; one old pillion and an axe and two 
smoothing Irons and fire shoufell and other old Lumber, 
10s. ; land lying in the bounds of Dorchester as praysed by a 
former Inventory, 91i. ; total, 25li. 13s. Debts to be paid, 81i. 
2s. 6d. Due to be paid to Goody Earnenum, 31i. 8s. ; to Eich- 
ard Knott of Marblehead, 21i. ; to Joseph Eiske of Line, Hi. ; 
to Michell Bouden, Hi. 7s. 6d. ; to John Leeg, 6s. ; total, 81i. 
2s. 6d. 

Allowed in Salem court 29 : 4 : 1677 upon oath of Eliza- 
beth, the widow. 

Essex County Quarterly Court Files, vol. 26, leaf 121. 

Estate of Mrs. [Sarah] Charles. 

The will and inventory of the estate of widow Charles 
were proved and allowed in court 26:4:1677, 

Salem Quarterly Court Records, vol. 5. leaf 107. 



144 THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTr. 

Inventory of the estate of widow Charles, deceased, Dec. 
21, 1676, taken by Moses Mavericke and Samll. Ward: 1 
petticoat & wascoat & 1 iron small ketle. Hi. 10s. ; 1 gowne & 
1 cloake, Hi. ; 1 old felt, 2s. 6d. ; 1 old cloke & apron, 2s. 6d. ; 

1 mans wt. wascoat & 1 Frying pan, 10s. ; 1 women's coat, 2s. 
6d. ; suit & more old cloths, Hi. 10s. ; Her Bed & covering, 
5li, ; 1 old warming pan, 5s. ; 2 brass ketles, Hi. 3s. ; 1 tin 
ketle, Is. ; 1 iron skellett, 4s. ; 1 tongs & old fire shovel, 3s. ; 1 
small old Frying pan. Is. 6d. ; Wooden Lumber, 15s.; 1 old 
dimicaster, 5s. ; 1 small brass ketle, 4s. ; 1 ketle of brass, 5s. ; 

2 iron potts & 3 pot hooks. Hi.; 1 iron trammell, 4s,; 2 old 
Bibles, 10s. ; total, 151i. 7s. 

Mary Dennis, aged about thirty-three years, deposed that 
being with her aunt Charles in her last sickness, she told her 
on the day she died that she would like to make her will and 
wished to have deponent look after her burial. That "after 
her death she did give unto her sister Tryphena Geer, her 
gowne & cloake, & to Tryphena Fairfeild her daughter her 
red kersey petticoat and wescoat, & the litle iron ketle and to 
John Fairfeild her husbands w* wascoate & y® Frying pan, & 
to Sarah Fairfeild, a flannel petticoat, and to Goodw : Gold- 
smith an old cloak & 1 apron and to Goodw: Haggett, her 
felt hatt, And to Mary Dennis jun"^ her warming pan, to 
James Dennis, jun'' the 2 Bibles, to Agnes Dennis, her Iron 
trammell, fire-pan & tongs: to Agnes Dennis her Bed and 
Covering belonging to it, and to Eobert Charles his two 
daughters fifty shillings a peice, to be paid to him when he 
came over for if' and she desired to settle her accounts and 
what was left she gave to deponent. James Dennis and his 
wife Mary were appointed administrators. 

Essex County Quarterly Court Files, vol. 26, leaf 123. 

Estate of John Hathorn of Lynn. 

"At Lynn y^ 19*\ day of October 1676 In the name 
of o' Lord god Euerlasting Amen I John Hathorn 
of Lynn, being very weak & sick of body, but through the 
grace & mercy of the Lord, of good & perfect memory & in 
my cleere & good vnderstanding. & being willing to prepare 
my selfe for the good pleasure of the Lord to sett my house 
in the best order the Lord enableth mee, doe therefore make 
this my last will & testament. Viz I committ my body to the 
dust from whence It was taken, & to rest Untill the Eesurrec- 
tion vntill the Lord Jesus shall quicken it & cause it to arise 



THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 145 

agayne. And my Spirritt into the hands of the Lord Jesus. 
as my faithfull redeemer the Lord hauing at length through 
his abundant grace, given mee some hope of his euerlasting 
mercy through Jesus Christ y*^ son of his loue in whome I 
trust to be found at that day : And as for that little outward 
estate of this world w'''^ the Lord hath beene pleased to leaue 
me to dispose of I giue & bequeath as follow^'^ Imp''. I doe 
appoynt & desire that there bee a decent & an orderly buriall 
of my body in conuenient tyme after my decease It I doe will 
and appoynt that all my Just & honest debts that I doe owe 
w*h the most & principall thereof according to my best mem- 
ory I haue inserted in a list left for direction therein that 
they may bee honestly & duly paid : out of my estate, &c. And 
as for the remaynder of my little estate I bequeath viz It I 
hauing foure old fetherbecls. I giue & bequeath vnto my 
foure children, each of them one with || a Couerlett || a blank- 
ett. bolster pillow. & what else thereto belongeth : And my 
daughter Called marah to haue the choice in the first place. 
And my little daughter Phebe. next And my son Ebenezer 
Hathorne next & my son Nathaniell Hathorne. in the next 
place being younger It. I giue vnto my daughter Marah the 
new Eed Eugg. x\nd as for my houshold stuff, viz. My Brasse 
& pewter. & Iron vessels my will is that it bee equally diuided 
among them all according to y*^ discretion of prudent freinds 
in conuenient time only whilest the prouidence of god shall 
Continue them together || to use al together || Only that my 
daughters Marah & Phebe shall haue each of them, one large 
new platter : beside or before diuision bee made. Item I giue 
vnto my son Nathaniell a flock bed y* I haue. least his p* 
aforesaid of bedding may not bee soe good, as y*^ rest, &c. It 
I giue all my housing and land vnto my two sons. Ebenezer 
and Nathaniell to be equall betweene them, if it be the good 
pleasure of god to Continue them & to giue them Issue but 
if it bee his good pleasure to take either of them out of this 
world without Issue, then that part, to fall & belong to that 
son suruiuing & living. But in case it should bee the pleas- 
ure of the lord to take away both my sons aforesaid : without 
any Issue. Then my will is That my housing & lands goe & 
belong to my two daughters. Marah & Phebe, Equally. I giue 
vnto my two Sons aforesaid, my two working Bullocks each 
of them one. together with my utensels for husbandry as also 
a steere & a heifer one to one, & the other to the other. 

"I giue vnto my two daughters, to each of them one Cow : I 
giue vnto my two daughters, to each of them one standing or 



146 THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

high Cubbard and Marah to haiie the choyce of them. I giue to 
my daughter Phebe, the finest Hollon sheete I giue to my two 
sons each of them a Table cloth of flaxoncloth I giue my two 
sons each of them a p"" of sheets & a p' of pillowbers & halfe a 
dozzen of Napkins I giue vnto my two daughters the rest of my 
Linnen to be diuided equally betweene them in a conuenient 
tyme. I giue vnto my foure children each of them one table. I 
giue vnto my foure children each of them one Chest. I giue 
vnto my daughter Priscilla Shore out of my estate as a re- 
membrance of my loue the sum of Fourty shillings I giue 
vnto my Grandchild Phebe Shore y*^ sum of T'wenty Shillings 
I giue ^^lto my daughter Marah y"' bedsted y* I & my wife ly 
on I giue vnto my foure children aforesaid my horses & horse 
kind that are abroad to be sold & then their value to be 
diuided Equally amongst them all I giue vnto my two Sons 
Ebenezer & Nath^ my Gray horse I doe appoynt & ordein my 
welbeloued & deare wife || Sarah Hathorne || to bee my execu- 
trix to this my last will & testament and my Son Ebenezer 
Hathorne as Executor with her hereunto : And doe heereby 
bequeath & order this & my whole estate to bee to her use & 
Comfort for the tyme of her naturall life without Contradic- 
tion by any, &c. It, I doe ordeine & desire my louing & re- 
spected f reinds & neighbors : John Fuller, Thomas Newhall 
& Oliuer Purchis to bee my ouerseers of this my last will & 
testament earnestly desiring them not only to bee my ouer- 
seers but also to be of assistance & helpfull to my deare & 
welbeloued wife aforesaid & my children that they with more 
Comfort & cheerfulnes, be holpen forward in their business & 
espetially in the way of the Lord to their good & eternall 
peace in Christ Jesus : And for the full confirmaton. & testi- 
fying this to bee my last will & Testament I haue heereunto 
Sett my hand & seal, this Nineteenth day of October in y^ 
yeere of o"^ Lord one thousand six hundred and Seauenty 
Six." 

John Hathorn. (seal) 

Witness: Robert (his R B mark) Burges, Oliver Purchis. 

Proved at Linn, 26: 1 : 1677 by the witnesses before Thom- 
as Danforth, assistant, and in Salem court 27: 4: 1677. 

Inventory of the estate of Mr. John Hathorne, deceased, 
taken Feb. 21, 1676, by Quartermaster Thomas (his T mark) 
Stocker and Robert (his R. B. mark) Burges, both of Lynn: 
his dwelling house with the outhouses Barne & stals & stable 
with the Orchard adjoyning & the land lying to it by estima- 
tion 3 acres more or less, 601i. ; Two acres of Marrish in Rum- 



THE PROBATE EECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 147 

ney Marrish in ye lower devidend, 81i. ; a pcell of land Com- 
monly Called Bloods lott, 6 Acres, 15li. ; 3 Ten acre lots neere 
Thaddeus Brann, 61i. ; 5 acres of vacant land Called 
Biirchams land, 2li. ; 7 Cattle, viz. 2 Oxen, 3 Cowes, & 2 
younger Cattle, 211i. 10s.; 13 sheep, 31i. 18s.; A Cart, & 
wheels, a sled, yoke & Copling & other appnrt. as chayne & 
Ladders, &c., 21i. ; old Iron & Lumber of Iron, 8s. ; 2 pr. 
Andirons, 2 potracks & a fire shovell & tongs, Hi.; 9 Iron 
Vessells, pots. Kettles^ morters, 1 pestl., 2 pothooks, 21i. 10s.; 
1 Great Iron Fornace pan, 21i. ; a Jack, & two spits & two 
smoothing Irons, Hi. 10s. ; Brasse Vessels, 1 pot, 2 pans, 1 
Skillett, 1 Skimmer, 21i. ; pewter vessells, all new & old, 31i. ; 
Tinsey Vessels, 4s. ; plate, 2 Cups & spoones, Hi. ; 1 Brasse 
Chaffing dish & 1 old warming pan, 5s. ; 1 Fether bed & bols- 
ter with ye bedsted & 1 fether pillow with ye Blankets & Cov- 
erlett & Curtaynes, 7li. ; 1 Trundle bed with a fether bed, 1 
fether pillow with a flock bolster, with ye blankets & Cover- 
lett, 3li. ; 1 fether bed, 1 fether pillow, a flock bolster, with ye 
Coverings, Bedsteed Vallens & old Curtaynes, 61i. 10s. ; 1 
Fether bed, fether bolster, 1 pillow with Coverings & bedsted 
with vallens & Curtaynes, 91i. ; 1 Flockbed, 3 fether pillowes 
& two Coverings & bedsted & one blankett, 31i. 10s. ; 1 Livery 
Cubbart, Cubbart Cloth, Cushion with a long table & one 
old Carpett, 4li. ; 1 Table, 12s.; 8 yds. wool cloth, 4s. p yd., 3 
yds. 3-4 Lynsey woolsey at 3s. p., 21i. 3s. 3d. ; To a Red 
Cradle Eugg, 6s. ; Wearing apparrell of woollen & a hatt of 
his, 81i. ; Linnen of his wearing also. Hi. ; a pr. of bootes well 
worn, 10s. ; seaven payre of sheets, 71i. ; 5 Table clothes & a 
fine sheet, 61i. 10s. ; 14 pillowbers, 31i. ; 13 Napkins, Hi. 6s. ; 
18 ISTapkins, 2li. 5s.; 2 pr. of old sheets, 1 old pillowber & 3 
Towels, Hi. 4s. a bundle of childs Linnen, 3li. ; 4 lb. & 1-2 of 
Combed Wool, 1 old sheet & a pr. old drawers, 10s. ; 2 Guns, 2 
pistols & a Cutlas & belt, 3li. ; 40 bushels of Indian Corn, 
61i. ; 22 lb. of Linnen yarn, 2s. p. lb., & 9 lb. of woolen, 2s. p., 
31i. 2s. ; 40 lb. of wool, 21i. ; 34 lb. of Tallow Eough & tryed 
4d. p lb., lis. 4d. ; an old pillion & pillion cloth, an old saddle, 
brest plate, a payre of new Bits & a Curb bridle. Hi. 10s. ; a 
Small Hatt, 3s. ; 17 lb. of varne more, linnen & Cotton at 2s. 
6d. p., 21i. 2s. 6d.; 2 lb. of Eed hose yarn at 3s. 6d. p & 10 lb. 
Tallow, 8s. 4d. ; 3 wheels, 1 p wool & 2 p Linnen & a Sweep, 
lis.; 2 Swine shoats. Hi.; 2pr. Cards, 3s. 6d.; 4 Chests, one 
Trunke, one Small Table, Hi. 10s. ; A livery Cubbart & two 
small Boxes, Hi. 10s. ; two old bibles & a parcell of bookes, 
old, 15s.; one Table, 10s.; a long Table, two Fourms, & a 



148 THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

Carpet to ye table, 31i. ; a Livery Cubbart with Cloth & a 
lined board, 15s.; a short rope, a horse Collar & Traises, 9s.; 
3 dozn. trenchers, 2s. ; & 2 hand brushes, 2s. ; 3 forkes & a 
shovell, 5s.; Flax dressed & undrest, 14s.; two pr. small 
Scales, Iron Beam, weights, earthern potts, small stone 
Juggs & Glasse bottles, 10s.; a churne, a small Butter 
Tubb, 2 Cheese fatts & one wooden Bole & two Trayes, 10s. ; 
Beefe & porke, 4li. 10s. ; Two Barrels of Sydar, Hi. ; Cheeses, 
5 small ones, 5s. ; 2 old chayres & payles & some such Lmnber, 
10s.; 2 meale sives, 2s.; 5 Barrels, 10s.; 2 Eunlets, 3s.; 2 
wooden bottles, 2s.; Two Avrought Cushion Coverings, 10s.; 
horses and horse kind in number eleven yt many of them have 
not beene seene together this twelve months, 221i. ; total, 
26311. 6s. lid. 

Allowed in Salem court 27:4:1677 upon oath of Sarah, 
the relict and executrix. 

At Lynn, Oct. 19, 1676, a list of accounts, taken from ]\Ir. 
John Hathorn's own mouth, by Oliver Purchis, of deljts due 
from and to him according to his best memory as he did then 
express being on his sick bed, when he made his will : from 
Mr. Eichard Cutts or his executors as by a bill to Lieutenant. 
John Gilman, for 2,000 boards not received although de- 
manded, 41i. ; from Bonney Cowell three & f oure pounds & to 
write to Mr. Moodee to take care of both; from Mr. John 
Todd of Eowley, 30s. ; from Mr. Joseph Jewet's executors, 
31i. ; from Mr. Seaborn Cotton of Hampton, who is to pay it 
to Capt. George Corwin, 151i. ; from Mr. John Euck, sr., if 
he pay lOli. 5s. for Thomas Looke, sr. ; from Quartermaster 
Thomas Stocker, about 4 or 51i. ; from Monseiur John Divan 
about 6li. which he is hereby assigned to Capt. ]\Iarshal ; from 
Thomas Looke, sr., about 40s., besides Mr. Euck's account; 
from Oliver Purchis who is to be examined about an old bill 
to Captayne Savage & a bill of 121i. Debts due : to Ca])t. 
George Corwin, 251i. ; to Mr. Batters, 14s. ; to Thomas New- 
hall, sr., 31i. 9s. ; as for Mr. William Bartholmew when I 
paid him 201i. p Mr. Bennett then we were even; at Mr. Ben- 
nett's arl)itration, ]\Ir. Bartholmew sent me word that he 
would pay me lOli. for Mr. Bennett; I had a Barrell of Ehum 
of Mr. Bartholmew for which I paid him 40s., so there re- 
mained due to him 7s. 6d. ; at one election time I scored with 
him, 18s.; I had of him a Barrell of Fyal wine for which I 
paid him 21i. 15s. and a bill of Mr. Jno. Bennet's hand of 
40s. ; to Major Thomas Clarke, 4li. ; to Mr. Kellum, what the 
sum is I know not but if hee give the full price for the wood 



THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 149 

it will not be much; to Major Thomas Savage, lOli. ; to Mr. 
Coalman, 18s.; to Thomas Fitts, shoemaker, 8s.; to Capt. 
John Corwin, who had Mr. John Blano's IdIII for 20 cord of 
wood, which he accepted as I understood for he took the bill 
and received part of the pay and had of mee a Cow of late 
time which I judge worth 4li. ; to Mr. William Browne, sr., 
of Salem, I owe a debt. 
Essex County Quarterly Court Files, vol. 26, leaves 124-126. 

Estate of Jeffert Massei% Sr., of Salem. 

"The Last will and Testement of Jaffery Massey Senr of 
Salem which is as ffolloweth. Affter my Debts And ffimerall 
expences Discharged Imprimus I giue vnto Ellin my wifPe 
All my housing Lands Cattell and goods For her Mainten- 
ance during her Naturall Liffe And If I^eede require to sell 
either Land Cattell or goods by the Advice of the oversears to 
witt Henry Skerry senr: and Francis Skerry. Item I giue 
Affter the desece of my wiffe what Estate Is Letft vnto my 
sone John Massey Duering his Liffe And after the desece of 
my Sonne his wiffe Sarah Massey is to haue one thirde part of 
the Land and the other two thirds of the Land with the Cat- 
tell and goods is to be devided betwixt the children then Liv- 
ing only After her deseace the Next Eaire Is to InJoye her 
thirds Item I Constitute my sonne John Massey as on exsece- 
tor of this my will and If the Corte please to Appoynt an- 
other Item my will is that my overseers shall be sufisiently 
satffied for what time and expenses they shall be Att In the 
parformance of my will. In witnes hereof I haue here vnto put 
my hand the 6 : of 9 mo : 1676."' 

Jeffrye (his »3' mark) Marssye, Sener. (seal) 

Witness: Henery Skerry, Sener, Frances Skerry. 

Proved in Salem court 29 : 4m: 1677 by the witnesses. 

Inventory of the estate of Jeffery Massey of Salem, taken, 
25:9:1676, by Henery Skerry, sr., and Francis Skerry: his 
dwelling house and an Aker of upland and an orchard In it 
with halfe a barne & an old house & fence to it, 401i. ; 4 akers 
of salt & English gras meddo belowe the house, 401i. ; 4 akers 
of pasture land fenced in Neere the house, 321i. ; one Ten Aker 
Lot over the Eiver Against ye house, 301i. ; one Fether Bed 
& Boulster, 2 pillowes, A Rug And thre Blancits, 6li. ; a bed- 
sted, Curtins, valiants & Bed Cord, Hi. 7s. ; An ould small 
fether Bed with Boulstars & Coverlet & two Blankets, Hi. 
10s.; An old Cow, 31i. ; his waring Clothes, on Cloke & An 



150 THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

old Cote & 2 pare of Breches & a dublit & Apare of Gloves, 
4li. ; a hat & thre haiicarchars, 4 band & 2 Caps, 8s. ; A box, 
lorne & pot bucks, 3s. ; a pare of Andlornes, a spit, tongs, a 
hake, one pot And Cettell & tier pan, one mortising Ax, & a 
wedg, Hi. 5s. 6d.; for old putar, a Tabell & forme & small 
Tabell & Joynt stoole. Hi. 2s. ; 2 Chests, one of Joynar worke 
& one sea chest, 2 chayres & 2 Cushins, Hi. 2s.; Thre old 
brasse Ceettels, a brasse Candellstick, a scimer & pott Cover, 
14s.; A Linin Whele & To[w] Come, 7s.; a parsell of old 
Lumbar, of severall Things, 14s. ; total, 1631i. 12s. 6d. Debts, 
Hi. 15s.; funeral expenses, 2li. 7s. 9d. 

Attested in Salem court 26: 4: 1677 by John Massy. 
Essex County Quarterly Court Files, vol. 26, leaves 116,117. 

An account of the estate of Jeffrey Massey : inventory total, 
16311. 12s.; Debt received that was due to the estate by 10 
cord of wood, 41i., come. Hi., 5li. ; money, 16s.; breaking up 
of land, 21i. 8s. ; the use of the land during my Father's and 
Mother's life which was about 7 years, 42li. ; from John 
Batchelder in fencing stuff, 12s. ; total estate, 21411. 8s. 

The estate indebted for the keeping and maintaining of my 
father and mother with both Food, Physick & Tendance both 
in sickness & health for the space of four yeares untill ye time 
of my father's departure, which account was well approved of 
by ye overseers nominated in my Father's will, namely, Henry 
Skerrey, sr. and Francis Skerrey amounted to 10611. ; funerall 
expence, 31i. 15s. ; Debt to Mr. William Browne, sr., 31i. 12s. ; 
to Capt. George Corwine, sr., 4li, ; to Jno, Bachelour in 
money, Hi. ; loss of halfe an aker of land aprised in ye in- 
ventory, 51i. ; total, 12311. 15s. 

Charges layd out upon my mother after my fathers decease 
for ye space of three yeares & upwards for Food, Phisick & 
Tendance while she was in a very weak condicon amounted to 
301i. ; funerall expence as money, 21i. 7s. ; Damage to ye Es- 
tate in ye time of my mothers weakness, 5li. ; total, 3711. 7s. ; 
making total expence, 16111. 2s. 

Attested by John Massey, sr. July 2, 1694 before Hon. 
Bartholmew Gedney. 

Essex County Prolate Files, Docket 17,991. 

Quitclaim of Jeoffry ]\Iassy of Wells in County of York- 
shire in New England, taylor, he having received of his father 
John Massey of Salem, yeoman, two acres of land in Salem 
bounded "northerly by y^ land of Thomas Elkins, Southerly 
■w*** y" land of s'* John Massey, Westerly by y^ Country Koad 



THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 151 

or River, Easterly by y® Comon highway to y® Ferry together 
\v^^ Orchard Fences comonages and all profits and privilidges 
& Appertenances of w* nature or kind so ever thereunto be- 
longing" these two acres being the full payment of the 22li. 
left to him by his grandfather Jeofry Massey, deceased, as by 
his last will may more fully appear. Signed and sealed Sept. 
3, 1700. 

Witness: Daniel Eps, John Trask. 

Acknowledged by Jeoffry Massey Sept. 4, 1700 before Hon. 
Jonathan Corwin, Judge of Probate. 

Essex County Probate Records, vol. 307, page 44. 

Account of what charges John Massey have been at with my 
Father and ]\Iother in the tyme of there Age & weaknes Be- 
gining in March, 1672 and for my Father & Mother contin- 
ewed togeather for the space of fore years & a half in much 
weakness before the time of his deceas: there is alowed for 
there dyat & Tendance, 901i. ; alowed for 8 cords of wood by 
the yeare for 4 years & upwards, 14li. 8s. ; wine & Lickars as 
there needs Required, lli. 12s. ; funerall expences for my 
father, 2li. 10s.; Debt to Mr. Browne, sr., 31i. 12s.; to Capten 
Greorg Corwin, 41i. 8s.; total, 116li. 10s. Charges about my 
Mother after my fathers decease by the means of hir long 
weaknes of Boddy for the space of two yeares & a half or 
more no waies Able to help hirself but we mostly to help hir 
In that condition, 30li. ; hir Funerall Expences, lli. 18s.; 
losses to the estate by waste of Beding & other things, 51i.; 
the Oversears considdering the extreordenary Troble that was 
with my Mother have thought good to ad llli. more Tords my 
satisfaction; total, 16411. 8s. The whole inventory of my 
Father's estate, 21411. 8s. 

Henry Skerry, sr. and Francis Skerry the overseers to the 
will of jeffery Massey, approved of this account of John Mas- 
sey as executor to his father's estate, July 1, 1680, 
and there being fifty pounds remaining to be paid 
to the children according to the will after his and 
his wife's decease, we have set apart one house and 
one acre of land with half an orchard thereto belonging 
and half a barn thereunto belonging valued at forty pounds 
for their security, as also another acre and quarter of land in 
the pasture toward the ISTorth Ferr}^ at ten pounds. 

Essex County Quarterly Court Files, vol. 33, leaf 108. 

Estate of Edmund ISTeedham of Lynn. 
"The will and Last Testament of Edmund ISTeedham of 
Lin in Nu England beincr Blesed be God in his nerfect knowl- 



152 THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

edge memory and understanding tho otlier wies ill in Body 
made & writen by min on hand &^ acording to niin on mind 
to my Children and Grandchilldren as follows : first I hum- 
bly desire my only Ttue God maker ||& crcator|| of Hexodus. 
20.11. Psalms 95:3.4.5. and. 146. 5.G. Jonah 1.9. Hheauen & 
earth the sea & all that is ther in and me his most ])or & un- 
worthy creature amungst y'^ Eest. &. to reseue my poor and 
on worthy soull of his meer pur & only free Grace and Loue 
for y'' sake of his only & well beloued llson|| Jesus Christs 
sake alone excluding ||all|| things of min ||carnall or|i cor- 
rupte natur in or of myself in any mater or means in hoi or 
in part to my Justification 1)ut to Jesus Christ alon my only 
& alon mediator aduocat & iutersesor at y® thron of Grace & 
alon propisiation for all my sinnes. V^ John. 2. 2. next I de- 
siar & impower my sun Ezekiell Xeedham my tru & Law- 
full executor to this my Last will & Testament to se my body 
desently & Christianly Buried as neer my old wif being his 
on mother as may be Next I giue to my sun daniell N^eedham 
be sids all the housing dwelling house he now dwells in Barn 
& all y® out housing all y*^ Land that was laid 
out to him planting land upland & sallt marsh 
medo condisionally as is in a deed ||to him|| ex- 
presed towards my maintenance while I liue in this world: & 
also y^ bedsted y* stands in my last built nu room w*h y^ bed 
I leue him & to blankets & the curtains & valence belonging 
to it and to his fine Chilldren fine yu sheep y* is to say John 
Needham on & Ezekiell Xeedham on & iudah Needham on 
and Mary ISTeedham on and Elizabeth ISTeedham on Next I 
giue to my sun Ezekiell Needham all the upland & y*^ fresh & 
salt medo on both sides y" riuar and all the rest of my mou- 
ables on the conditions mensioned in a deed to me y* he 
should prouide for me & my wife Avhen then she was lining & 
all things nesesary conuenient that we stood in need of for 
our comfortabell liuelyhood in heallth & sicknes whill we 
liued her in this world euery way sutabell to our old age & 
seuerall condisions & all my mouables I giue to him besides 
where as he my sun Ezekiell ISTeedham my LawfuU Executor 
hath discharged y® to doctars & all other if any du debtes or 
demands what so euer y*^ any can iustly demand of me: allso 
my Chilldrens & gran chilldrens legasies in this my will ex- 
presed & then to his to Children to 3^0 sheepe all y^ rest to be 
as hir on proper goods ; that is to say my sun Ezekiell Need- 
hams on proper goods as proper to him as euer they were 
proper to me : Next I giue to my daf ter Hanah diuen & hur 



THE PEOBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 153 

to Chilldren Twenty flue pounds to be paied them halfe in 
Catell & y*' rest in good & honest suficient pay that is to say 
fifteen pounds to hur selfe present if liuing or ellse to hur 
husband if he be liuing after hur & fiue pounds to her dafter 
Hanah Armitag & fiue pounds to hur last born son John 
diuen wlien they shall come to age but if any on of them shall 
dy before they com to age the longest liuer of them to haue 
y® holl ten pounds but if they both dy then ther mother to 
haue y® holl ten pounds at y** time y*^ if they had lined should 
haue com to age but if y® mother & hur sun & dafter should 
all three dy then my sun Ezekiell Need, to haue y*^ holl ten 
])ounds only giuing y'^ on hafe of it that is to say fiue pounds 
■of it to hur II brother 1 1 my sim daniell Needham. 

"Next I giue unto my sun in Laws || Samuell Harts || Chill- 
dren first to his dafter in Law born of hur first husband 
Elizabeth How but now by mariag Elizabeth Chadwell on yo 
sheepe, next to his elldest sun Samuell Hart on Cow & on yo 
sheepe ye sheep not exeding four yers old next to Joseph Hart 
on yo sheepe next to abigall Hart on yo sheep & thirty shill- 
ings mor in good & lawfull pay for her great Car of me in 
my sicknes be sides the wages y* I shall giue hur for y® time 
she stales w% me & to hir dafter Eebeck Hart on yo sheep 
all the sheep not exseding four yers old. next I giue to my sun 
in Law Joseph ]\Iansfield chilldren first his son Joseph Mans- 
fielld on yo sheep & to his next sun John mansfield w*^h I haue 
brot up euer since his Childe hood till now he is about fiften 
yers old to him this John mansfielld I giue on Cow & on yo 
sheep not exceding four yeres old & to his dafter Elizabeth 
wheat on yo sheepe & to deborah mansfild on yo sheep, and 
further this I ad as a Codasell or breefe inuentory to this my 
last will and Testament that my sun Ezekiell Needham my 
Lawfull Executor shall not be put to any oath or oaths at any 
Court or any man n what soeuer then her I haue set ac- 
cording to min one valuation of my holl estate & if this will 
not saue him from any oath abou — it he shall safly swer 
that II y* is || all my holl estat I hauing firmly giuen him as 
his on proper o — as if it had neuer ben min so son as euer 
y*^ breat is out of my body & I quite dead an I rest I well 
knowing y* he canot giue any iust oath w*h out wronging 
his Consienc as I only best know how my estate lies & this 
min on valuation or inuentory followes 

"first all my housing barn & out housing and al my Lands 
w^h all the chargs of ston wall tensing &c. 40011., to holl peses 
of bales on red & y'^ other of y*^ collar of a Chestnut on or to 
■& forty yards a pece at y® lest, 1211., one holl peese of red pen- 



154 THE PROBATE KECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

iston on or to & forte yards long at y*" lest, Gli., 3 parselles of 
Canuis ner about on hundred yards & other parsells of linen 
cloth & Calico, lOli., my silluer wach & siluer box & other 
silluar cupes & spoones & other plate, loli., my Clock y* 
strikes & another watch & larum that dus not strike, 5li., sum 
puter sum old & sum new, 2li., sum parselles of Carsies & 
sum parselles of serges & my wering Clothes, 2611., sum potes 
& ketelles & trunkes & Chestes & bedsteed, 7ii., beds & bed- 
ing, 71i., debts in old England in suflisient Bonds & most in. 
abell mens hands as the company of y^ marchant aduentorers 
& a nother loked at as a great rich Citizen fit for an alldar of 
London tho they do what they can to deseue us y* is to say my 
brothers & sisters to whom they o us abou three thousand 
pounds, 60011., total, 1, 09011., & on horse y* was forgot, 31i., 
& 4 cones & to young bulloks forgot allso, 1711., allso 20 
sheepe forgot, 71i., total, l,1171i. 

"But as for this debt in old England y* is sumthing un- 
sartain what my to aturnies in England being my to Brothers 
may get for me & them sellues w% sumthing mor y* may be 
coming both to them sellues & me I desier to leue it to my 
Chilldren in y*^ best order as I can amungst them Thus first I 
institute my sun Ezekiell Needham my Lawfull executor & 
lawfnll atumy in this in this business as in min on steed & 
in min on nam as in mine on person to look y^ best after it as 
posibell he can & what euer shall com oner of it w*h y^ 
charges about it discharged them foreuer twenti pounds y* 
shall cum thus safe in to his hands he shall pay vnto his 
Brother Daniell Needham if he be lining six pounds & to his 
sister Hanah diuen four pounds if lining or ells y® foirr 
pounds to hur to Chilldren Hanah armitage & John diuen if 
they be lining & ther mother dead or elLse to to ether on of 
them if on should be lining & y® other dead. 

"and further if this will not satisfi any Court or Courts 
man or men what so euer w% out my sun Ezekiell Needham 
my Law full executornies oath to my wholl estate then my 
will is that my sun Ezekiell Xeedham my La^vful Executor 
shall safly mak oath y* this my holl estate I hauing fully & 
wholy desposed of all y^ rest in my life as if had neuer ben 
min for other wise I can not se how he shound make oath w*h 
out rouging his Conscience my estat lying as it dus w^'h is 
only best known to myselfe." 

Edmund Needham. (seal) 

Witness: Eich. Walker, Eali)h King. 

Proved in Salem court 29 : 4 : 1677 by the witnesses. 

Essex County Quarterly Court Files, vol. 26, leaf 118. 



the probate records of essex county. 155 

Estate of Christopher Cowes. 

Administration upon the estate of Christopher Cowes, in- 
testate, was granted Aug. 11, 1677, to Gyles Cowes, his 
brother, who was ordered to bring in an inventory to the next 
Ipswich court. 

Ipsivich Quarterly Court Records, vol. 5, page 293. 

Estate of Mrs. Susanna Rogers of Newbury. 

"^All men shall knowe by this p^'sent writeing that I 
Susanna Rogers of the towne of ISTewbery widdow, doe giue 
& bequeath unto my three sones Robert Thomas & John Rog- 
ers all my upland & mash vppon plum iland, that is to say 
halfe of it to my son Robert &■ the other halfe to be equally 
deuided betwene Thomas & John Rogers, & I doe ingage my 
tow sones Robert & John when they shall com of age to pay 
ech of them ffiue poundes a peece to my Daughter Elleza- 
beth, & I giue likewise to my son. Robert a gun w*^'' was his 
fathers, & I giue to my Daughter Ellezabeth one payre of 
sheetes & a payre of pillabears at her day of marriage & I 
giue to my son Thomas at the day of my death his fathers 
bible, as for the upland & mash at plum iland I my selfe am 
to make use of it till my sones com of age & to this I haue 
set my || hand || this 3*^ 'of July 1665." 

Susanna Rogers. 

Witness : Abraham Toppan, Senior, Peter Toppan. 

Proved Sept. 24, 1677 by Peter Toppan before Jo. Wood- 
bridge, Commissioner. 

"I William Thomas doe giue consent freely to this present 
VfTiteing as witnesse my hand Sept: 28**^ 1677." 

W" : Thomas. 

Witness: Anthony Somerby, Joseph Muzzey. 

Proved Sept. 28, 1677 by the witnesses. 

Essex County Probate Files, Docket 24,069. 

Susanah Rogers, deceased, having made a writing as a will 
which was presented to this court and no executor named, 
court Sept. 25, 1677, granted administration of her estate to 
John Rogers, son of Susana Rogers, the estate to be ordered 
according to the said writing. 

Ipswich Quarterly Court Records, vol. 5, page 298. 

Estate of James Ford of Ipswich. 
Administration upon the estate of James Fooard, intestate, 



156 THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

was granted Sept. 25, 1677, to John Wainwi'ight and he was 
ordered to bring in an inventory to the March court. 

Ipswich Quarterly Court Records, vol. 5, page 296. 

Inventory of the estate of James Ford taken Oct. 6, 1677 : 
2 1-2 yards of serge, 10s.; 5 yards 3-4 galoone silk, 9d. ; 2 
yard of calico, 8s. ; all red. of John French ; 30, 1 old axe sold 
Ephra. Fellows, 5s., 1 coate sold Robert Shelite, 23s. 2d., 1 
chest Fr. young, 5s., Hi. 13s. 2d.; Mar. 18, 1 old cutlas with- 
out a scabard to Sam. Ingalls, 4s. ; his amies alowed by the 
country. Hi. 6s.; total, 41i. lis. 4d. ; 23, goods apprized pr. 
Nath. Tredwell and Fi'ancis Young, Francis Young as fol- 
loweth : 1 pr. of stockings, 3s. ; 1 pr. spaterlashes. Is. 6d. ; 1 
pr. shoes, 3s. ; 1 glas, 1 pr. woolen gloves. Is. ; 1 old bible, 4s. ; 
2 pr. of breeches, 1 jacett & wastcoat, 6s. 6d., 10s. 6d. ; 2 
shirts, 8 neckcloths, lli. ; 4 hancherchifs, 2s. ; 1 Hatband, 3d., 
1 ax, 3s., 3s. 3d. ; 1 beetle & 4 wedges, 6s. ; total, 31i. 14s. 3d. 
making total estate, 8li. 5s. 7d. James Ford Dr. to John 
Wainwright, 51i. 10s. Id. 

An account of disbursements, Sept. 25, 1677 : for adminis^ 
tration, Is. ; one day attendance. Is. 6d. ; for reeving ye goods 
of Jo. French, Is. ; 1 day receiving goods of Ephraim Fellows, 
2s. ; cartage of a chest, Is. ; apriseing the goods, Is. 6d. ; 
total, 8 s. 

Attested in Ipswich court Mar. 26, 1678 by John Wain- 
wright administrator, and the court ordered him to be paid 
his debt of 51i. 18s. Id. and the remainder to be paid to any 
creditor that make claim. 

Copy, Ipsivich Deeds, vol. 4, page 160. 

Estate of Thaddeus Brand of Lynn. 

Administration upon the estate of Tadeus Brand, intes- 
tate, was granted Sept. 25, 1677, to Capt. Thomas Marshall 
and he was ordered to bring in an inventory to the next 
Salem court. 

Ipsivich Quarterly Court Records, vol. 5, page 296. 

Capt. Thomas Marshall, administrator of the estate of 
Thaddeus Brand, who was slain in the wars, brought in an in- 
ventory of the estate 27:9:1677, and was bound. 

Salem Quarterly Court Records, vol. 5, leaf 112. 

Bill of charges about settling the estate of Thadeus Brann : 
to Leutenant Purchis and John Fuller for procuring the ap- 
praisers, Thomas Newhall and Eoberd Potter, 10s.; to Capt. 



THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 157 

Marshall, Lent. Purchis and John Fuller, for fetching the 
goods down to the town out of the woods and making them, 
safe, 7s. 6d. ; to Elisha, son of John Fuller, with his cart and 
oxen to fetch down the goods, 5s. ; to Capt. Marshall and 
John Fuller, as clerk of the writs, 12s.; to Capt. Marshall 
and John Fuller with two appraisers, Edward Baker and 
Thomas Stocker, and to looking up the Hogs, two men two 
days apiece, 8s. 

Toodeas (his ■»« mark") Brain certified, Nov. 16, 1676, that 
he freely gave his child Mary Bran to Zacheus Courties, sr., 
and if he left any estate, she should have an equal portion 
with his other child or children. Wit: John (his T mark) 
Towne and Zacheus Courties. 

Inventory of the estate of Teague alias Thaddeus Brann, 
who was impressed a soldier of Lyn for the country's service 
and was sent forth from Lyn on June 22, 1677 and slain in 
the fight at Blackpoynt on June 29, 1677, taken July 4, 1677, 
by Thomas Newhall and Robert Potter : A dwelling house, a 
little out house or Hovell, with four acres of land, a small 
part of it orchard, 301i. ; 1 heifer, 2 yeer old & upward & one 
yearling heifer, 31i. 10s.; 1 mare about 5 or 6 yeers old. Hi.; 
6 bo. & 1-2 of Corne in the house, 19s.; 2 Iron pots, 1 small 
Kettle, 2 pr. pothooks & an old frying pan, Hi. 10s. ; a beetle 
with Rings, 4 wedges & 3 Axes, 12s. ; a pitchforke with a 
parcle of broken Iron, a bullet or mustard bowl, 6 s. ; 3 
Augurs, 2 Lettle chizzles & an old sickle & file, 6s. ; 1 Bar- 
rell, 1 Bottle of a Gallon, 2 pailes, 3 Trayes, 7s. ; 8 wooden 
Vessels, platters, dishes & six Trenchers, 2s. 6d. ; 1 small 
Brass skillet, with a frame, 2s. & 1 stone bottle, 6d. ; 1 glass 
bottle, 6d. ; a little pewter bottle, 6d. ; 2 seiles, 18d. ; 1 wood 
Ladle & 3 wooden vessels, 6s. ; An old Rapier & 2 pr, of old 
Bandileirs, 8s. ; 3 old Hats, 8s. ; & a pcell of old clothes, 10s. ; 
4 blew neckclothes, 2s. ; 1 Lether Apron, 18d. ; a Gimlet, 3d. ; 
a Nal, 2d., & Knifes, 4d. ; 2 pcells of wool, 18d. ; a sithe, one 
Snead & Tugs or nebs, 3s. ; a pcell of Toe, 3s. 4d. ; a home & 
powder. Is. ; a Box & Lumber, 3s. ; 1 sack with about 2 pecks 
& 1-2 meal & 3 smal bags, 5s. 6d. ; 1 Barrell & 1 old Chest, 3s. 
& a Trough, 6d., & 3 chayrs, 2s. 6d. ; 1 old saddle & haire 
Rope, 2s. ; a parcel of meat, 20 lb., 5s. ; the bedsted with mat, 
Ticken & Coverlett, 10s. ; thre Hogs and 4 pigs, 31i. 

In house with Allester Dugglas; A fether bed & bolster, 
wa. 40 lb, with a sheet & Coverlett, 41i. 10s. ; In a chest there, 
2 pewter platters, 2s., 2 porringers, 8d., 1 chamber pott, 3s. ; 



158 THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

1 Course sheets 5s. ; 1 halfe sheet finer but old, 5s. ; 1 Searg 
Coat, 2-is. ; 1 pr. of searge Breeches, 8s. ; 3 shirts, 24s. ; 1 pr. 
of drawers, Linnen, 3s. ; 2 pr. of stockings, 6s. ; 1 pr. white 
Gloves, 6d. ; Certayne peeces of Linnen, neckclothes, Caps 
& handwipers, 3s. ; the chest, 2s. ; Tallow at Allesters, about 

8 lb., ; a warming pan at Josiah Ehoades, being lent; 

a churn & a cheese fate at Jno. Provenders; a sow & 5 pigs, 

2 Hogs, abroad now; a parcell of Turmett seed, 1-2 lb., sold 
by Allester & d. to Mr. Appleton, Is. 

Estate disposed of July 4, 1677: To Macam Downing's 
wife, ye saddle & rope, as pt. of what is due them from the 
estate for nursing the young child, 2s. ; to Allester Dugglas, 
8 lb. of Tallow, 2s.; to'Mr. Samuell Appleton, 1 lb. 3-4 Tur- 
nett seed, Is. 4d. Sarra & mary were the two children of de- 
ceased. On July 24, 1677 : to Macam Downing, ye 8 wooden 
vessels, & ye platters, dishes & 6 Trenchers, 2s. 6d. ; 1-2 ye 
meat, 2s. 6d. ; Corne 16 pecks, in ears, 2 bo., 4s. 6d. ; 1 Bar- 
rell, 2s. ; 1 paile. Is. ; ye sack with meal & 3 other bags, 5s. 
6d. ; The mans Black Hatt yt. was Teagus, 3s. ; the 3 Trayes 
}i;. were adjudged. Is. 6d. ; the old saddle, 2s. ; total. Hi. 4s. 
6d. ; to Allistor Duggles, 1-2 ye meat, 2s. 6d. ; corne, 10 pecks 
in ears, 5 pecks, 2s. lOd. ; Oliver Purchis had : a little gallon 
Bottle or runlet, Is. 6d. ; the sithe, snead & Tugs, 3s.; the 
old sickle & ye little file. 

Attested in Salem court 28 : 9 : 1677 by Capt. Tho. Mar- 
shall, administrator, who gave bond. 
Essex County Quarterly Court Files, vol. 27, leaves 116, 117. 

Estate of John Browne, Jr., of Salem. 

Administration upon the estate of Mr. John Browne, intes- 
tate, was granted Sept. 25, 1677, to Hanah Browne, widow, 
who was ordered to bring in an inventory to the next Salem 
court. 

Ipswich Quarterly Court Records, vol. 5, page 296. 

Inventory of the estate of Mr. John Browne, Jr.. of Salem 
taken Aug. 10, 1677 by Christopher Babbidge and Richard 
Croade : a peece of Land in Salem neer to ye Land of Mr. 
James Browne by ye marsh called planters marsh being about 
3 acres, 501i. ; one eighth part of a Trackt of Land at ye 
Sowthward in partnership with others ye whole Trackt con- 
taining fifteen myles Square, 16011.; a piece of Land lyeing 
next to ye Land of Robert Glanfield & Thomas Jeggells in 
Salem, 201i. ; Bedding with what belongs to it, 341i. 8s.; 



THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 159 

Trunks, cliaires, Boxes, stooles & cushens, lOli. 17s.; his 
Bookes, CuppBoard, Table, Carpett &c., 41i. 4s.; in pewter, 
91i. 14s.; Brass ware, 71i. 5s.; howsehold Lyning, 121i. 5s.; 
Iron ware with some woodden Lumber, 51i. 7s.; debts oweing 
to ye Estate as at present probable, 301i. ; total, 334li. Besides 
what may be due to him by his owners in London at his de- 
cease but it cannot be proved by account as yett appearing; 
but according to my best information from my husband & 
what I have heard by others it may be about lOOli., a desper- 
ate debt; total estate, 43411. Debts oweing to be paid out of 
ye estate, 33411. 

Attested in Ipswich court Mar. 26, 1678 by Hanah Browne 
relict of John Browne, administratrix of his estate. 

Essex County Probate Files, Doclcet 3,615. 

John Browne, Sr. acknowledged the receipt from his 
daughter in law Hannah, relict and administratrix of the es- 
tate of his son John Browne, of a debt of 19011. due to him 
from his said son. Signed Jan. 16, 1678-79. Witness: Wil- 
liam Gill, John Archer. 

Attested in the last month 1678 by the witnesses. 

Richard Croad, Sr. of Salem acknowledged Oct. 8, 1679, 
the receipt from Mrs. Hanah Browne of Salem, relict and ad- 
ministratrix of the estate of her husband, Mr. John Browne 
the sum of 4911. 9s. due by bill from the said Browne. 

Witness : Richard Flinder, James Browne. 

Acknowledged 20: 8m: 1679 by Richard Croad. 

Richard Flinder of Salem, mariner, acknowledged Oct. 14, 
1679, the receipt from Mrs. Hannah Browne of Salem, relict 
and administratrix of the estate of her husband Mr. John 
Erowne of 5011. due by bill from the said Browne and like- 
wise do deliver up the mortgage on about three acres of land 
near to planters marsh in Salem which was for security. 

Witness : Richard Croad, James Brown. 

Acknowledged 20: 8: 1679 by the witnesses. 

John Micarter of Salem, cloth worker, acknowledged Apr. 
16, 1679, the receipt from Mrs, Hannah Browne, administra- 
trix to the estate of her husband Mr. John Browne, 5411. lis., 
due to him by bill and likewise to deliver up the mortgage 
given for security. Witness: Rebecha Mecarter, Rhoda 
Meachem. 

Acknowledged 7: 5m: 1679. 

Ipswich Deeds, vol. 4, pages 290, 291. 



160 the probate records of essex county. 

Estate of John Browne, Sr., of Ipswich. 

Administration upon the estate of John Browne of Ips- 
wich, intestate, was granted Sept. 25, 1677, to John Browne, 
his eldest son, who produced an inventory amounting to about 
4501i. The estate was ordered to be divided as follows : be- 
sides the 501i. each, paid or designed to be given by the father 
to his two daughters, Jacob and Thorne, he shall pay within 
one year to each of them lOli. ; to his brother Nathaniell who 
hath already received upon his marriage 20011., they see no 
cause to allow more; the rest of the estate, houses, lands, 
cattle, goods, etc., were ordered to said John Browne, ])ro- 
vided the houses and lands were bound to pay to his mother 
16li. per annum and a room in the house wnth necessary fur- 
niture during her life, and also pay such legacies as she shall 
bequeath at her death to her children, not exceeding the value 
of 2 Hi. 

Ipswich Quarterly Court Records, vol. 5, page 298. 

Inventory of the estate of John Bro-^me, Sr. deceased Sept. 
13, 1677, taken Sept. 20, 1677 by Eichard Hubberd and John 
Whipple: Thirteen acres of Land belonging to the dwelling 
howse, 6oli. ; Dwelling house, Barne & Comonage, 65li. ; 
Thirty Acres of Marsh wth some Islands of upland, 12011. ; 
total, 25011. Lands towards Wenham engaged to his younger 
Son Nathaniell, 15011.; Two small parcells of Marsh one at 
Plume Island, the other at the Hundreds, 201i. ; a dwelling 
howse, 3011. ; total, 20011. Six Loads of Hay in ye barne. 
Eleven Loads at ye marsh, 811.; Four Acres of Barly in the 
Barne, 121i. ; One acre of Rye in ye Barne, 211. 8s.; Foure 
acres Indian Corne, 711.; Indian, Ry and malt in ye house, 
311. 16s. ; total, 2511. 4s. In Cattle : two oxen, lOli. ; 3 Cowes, 
lOli. 10s. ; Three 3 yeare old gattle, 711. lOs. ; Foure 2 year 
old, 811. ; Three year old, 31i. ; Two Calves, Hi. 4s. ; Twenty 
three sheep, 811. 10s. ; Fifteen Lambs, 311. 15s. ; Eight Swine, 
8li.; Thirteen Shotes, 311. 5s.; Five horse Kind, 4li. ; total, 
6711. 14s. Plowghs, Carts, wheeles, slead, yoaks & chayues, 
31i. 5s. ; Axes, Sithes, Sawes and other utinsills of Husbandry 
wth some Armour, 3li. 12s.; total, 61i. 17s. In the dwelling 
howse: In money, 211. 6s. 9d. ; The Apparrell of the deceased, 
71i. 6s.; Woollen & Linnen Cloath, 411. 12s.; total, 141i. 4s. 
9d. In the Hall : A Featherbed wth ye appurtenances, 71i. ; In 
Peuter, Hi. 6s. ; Tinne ware, 10s. ; Brasse Kettles, skillets, 
mortar & warming pan. Hi. 19s.; Three Iron Potts, Hi. 5s.; 
Three pr. of Pothookes, 5s.; Tramell, firepan, Tongs, slice^ 



THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 161 

Testing Iron, Flesh fork, &c., Hi. 6s.; total, 131i. lis. Foure 
chayres, 8s.; Table & two chests, 16s.; Payles & other coopers 
ware, 14s. ; total, Hi. 18s. In the Parlor : Bed wth Furniture, 
31i, ; Flax and yarne Linnen & Woollen, 4li. 14s. ; Wheeles & 
Cards, Hi.; total, Sli. 14s. In the chamber: Bed wth ye ap- 
purtenances, 2li. 15s.; Hoggesheads and other Lumber, 7s.; 
Kneading Trough, Hetchell, 8s.; Wooll, 21i. ; Sheets, 2li. 
10s. ; Table Cloths, Hi. ; Napkins, Pillowbeers, Hi. 7s. ; Bridle 
& Saddle, 10s.; total, lOli. 17s. Sum total, 60611. 19s. 9d. 
Debts due from the estate : to his Daughter Martha as part 
of her portion, 201i. ; Funerall charges, 5li. ; to Deacon Good- 
hue, Sli. ; to Rates, Sli. ; worke done this summer, Sli. ; to the 
Malsters, Sli. 4s.; total, 391i. 4s. 

Attested in Ipswich court Sept. 25, 1677 by John Browne 
to be a true inventory of his father's estate. 

Essex County Probate Files, Docket 3,614. 

Petition of John Browne to the Ipswich court Apr. 1, 
1679, shewing that when the court settled the estate of his 
father, they were not rightly informed of his father's mind, 
nor in what condition he left his estate which causes the peti- 
tioner to inform the court how his father determined his estate 
should be disposed of and what he gave in his lifetime to his 
brothers and sisters : he settled my brother Nathaniell upon a 
better estate than he left to me, he gave SOli. to my sister 
Martha Thorne and willed that I should pay to her 201i. more, 
and he gave to my sister Sarah Jacobs, 501i. and this was all 
my father intended and willed that they should have, but as it 
is now settled the least of them will have more then may prove 
to be clear from the estate to me ; for the estate my brother Na- 
thaniell now possesses I paid 15011. of the purchase and when 
my brother married my father desired me to let him have my 
interest in the estate which I did whereupon my father prom- 
ised me the estate he lived upon after his decease. Administra- 
tion upon the estate was granted to me and the court ordered 
that I should allow my mother 16li. per year and I was willing 
so to do, but it was not his will that I should pay to my sisters 
lOli. a peice more and give to my mother 211i. for her disposal, 
and the estate is left with debts to be paid and my mother is 
now living with my sister Sarah to whom the 161i. must be 
paid, and he desires the court to so order the estate that he 
will not haue to pay the amounts to his sisters and to lessen 
what he will have to pay to his mother. 

Deposition of Nathaniell Browne aged about 25 years that 
his father said he would "give to your brother John all my 



162 THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

Liueing boatli Land & stock afture my desease, onely he shall 
mainetaine my wife and pay to my dafture Martha Thorne 
twenty pounds for said my Father I haue giuen to you all that 
I intend you shall haue and I haue paied my dafture Sarah Ja- 
cobs Fivety pounds and that is all that shee shall 
haue, and I haue paied to my dafture thorne thirty poimds and 
twenty pounds more my sonn John shall pai to her if I should 
not Live to paie it." 

Mary Lamberd, aged 20 years, testified that she heard her 
master Browne often speak the words above written. 

Sworn in Ipswich court Apr. 1, 1679. 

The deposition of Andrew Burlay aged about 21 years that 
when he lived with old goodman Browne he often heard him 
speak concerning what he had given to his son Nathaniell 
Browne and unto his daughters Martha and Sarah, and that 
his son John should have all the estate which he had then in 
his possession, etc. Sworn in Ipswich court Apr. 4, 1679. 
Essex County Quarterly Court Files, vol. 31, leaves 17, 18. 

Upon the complaint of John BroTVTie to this court, it was 
ordered Nov. 6, 1678, that he should not pay the two ten 
pounds to his sisters until the March court next and then the 
court will consider of it. 

Ipswich Quarterly Court Records, vol. 5, page 339. 

Whereas by order of court held at Ipswich Sept. 25, 1678, 
John Browne was ordered to pay unto his two sisters Martha 
and Sarah ten pounds a peice and twenty one pounds to his 
mother, upon the consideration of the petition of the said John 
Browne and the testimony of Andrew Birdley, Nathaniell 
Browne and Mary Lamberd the court Apr. 1, 1679, sees cause 
to release him from paying the same. 

Ipswich Quarterly Court Records, vol. 5, page 345. 

Estate of James Bailey of Rowley. 

"James Bayley of Rowley being weake of body, but pfect in 
understanding and memory, do make this my last will and 
Testament, in manner & forme as followeth. After my debts 
are payd I do give and bequeath, the rest of the estate. God 
hath given me as followeth, I doe give, unto my daughters 
Lidia Platts and Damaris Leaver each of them, Twenty pound 
a peece and to my daughter Platts, seaven pounds more, which 
is in the hands of Thomas Remington, she to have that seaven 
pounds when it is due the twenty pounds a peece, that I do 
giue unto my two daughters, to be payd in four yeares time, 



THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 163 

Also I do give unto my Eldest son John all that land and 
meadow, and meadow, that he is now possesed of and halfe of 
the farme, that I purchased of m'' Eogers and that Land, that 
Goodman Jackman doth improve, from merimack Kiver downe 
to the meadow, my meaneing is from the River, untill it doth 
come, as far as m"" Phillips his meadow, or the peece comonly 
cald the five acres, and the rest of that land, that goodman 
Jackman doth hire, that is betweene the sayd five acres, and 
crane meadow, to be equally devided, betweene my son John 
and James. 

"Also I doe give unto my son Jolui Bayley, four acres of land 
more or less lyeing at the Plaine comonly cald, the Rye Plaine. 
Also I do give unto my son James Bayley, all my lands and 
meadow that I am possessed off in the Towne of Rowlev, with 
all the buildings upon the same together with that two acres 
of meadow that I ])urchased of goodman Lyon w*^'' was some- 
times Phillip Nellsons of Rowley, the other halfe of the ffarme, 
that I purchased of m"^ Rogers both upland and meadow, I 
do give unto my sonn James Bayley, also I do give unto my son 
John Bayley one ox gate, in east end ox pasture of Rowley and 
thre cow gates, and to my son James two ox gates, in the sd 
pasture & thre cow gates. Also I doe give unto my wife, one 
third part of my lands in Rowley that James is to have, for her 
life tyme, and my son James, for to alow her or pay to her one 
third part that the halfe farme that I have given him doth 
yearly produce, also my son John is to pay to her one third 
pt that the halfe farme I have given him doth yearly pduce, 
and this both of them to pay dureing her life, my meaneing is,, 
when I say, w* it doth yearly pduce, is one third part of the 
rent of it, w* it is lett for, also I doe give unto my wife two 
cowes, for her life tyme, and my son James is for to maintaine 
them winter & sumer. Also I do give to my wife one third 
part of my houshold goods, within dores & without. I doe 
give unto my son James Bayley Allso all my apparrell I do 
give to my son John, And I do make my son James Bayley 
sole executor of this my last will & testament. Also my will is, 
that if my daughter Platts or my daughter Lever doe dye be- 
fore the legasies, that I do give them be payd that then the 
sayd legasies be payd to their children, and this I do deliver as 
my last will August the 8 1677." 

James Bayley. 

Witness: Phillip ISTellson, Ezekiell Northend, Edna 
Northend. 

Proved in Ipswich court Sept. 25, 1677 by the witnesses. 

Copy, Ipswich Deeds, vol. 4, page 117. 



164 THE PROBATE RECORDS 01 ESSEX COUNTY. 

Inventory of the estate of James Baley of Eowley: in his 
purse, 411. 17s.; in pewter, 111. 7s. 6d. ; Bras and Iron ware, 
311. 3s. 6d. ; Looms and tackling and all belonginge to it, Hi. 
10s. ; carpenters tooles, slthes and slckells. Hi. 6s. ; Lumber, 
Earthen vessells and wooden vessells. 111. ; wollen yarne and 
Llnnen yarne, Hi. 9s. ; cotten wool and sheepe wool, Hi. ; bags, 
10s. ; thre beds, bedsteds and the furniture belonginge to them, 
1711. 10s.; corne and mault, 4li. 10s.; a paire of scales, 5s.; 
chares and Cushings and two tables, Hi. 10s. ; in arms, oil. 
15s.; saddell and bridell, 17s.; two locks, 2s.; in Llnnen, 21i. 
10s. ; his apparrell, 311. 10s. ; books. Hi. ; A paire of oxen, 121i. ; 
four cowes, 1411.; A stere, 31i. 10s.; 3 two yeare olds, 711.; 2 
yearlings, 311. ; 3 calves, 21i. ; horse, mare and a Colt, 611. 10s. ; 
swine, 41i. ; sives and other Lumber, 8s. ; Cart, plowe, yoaks 
and chains, 211. 5s. ; butter and chese, 211. 10s. ; Bacon, 12s. ; 
English Corne in the barne, 511. 5s. ; Indian Corne upon the 
Ground, 411. ; hay, 811. ; the house and house lot that John 
Baley is possesed of, 231i. 10s. ; four Acres upon the mill hill 
that he is possesed of, 811. ; thre Acres at the mill feild that he 
is possesed of, 91i. 6s. ; thre Acres of meddow in the oxe pasture 
that he is possesed of, 1511, ; two Acres of sault marsh at cowe 
bridge that he is possesed of, 1011. ; one Acre of rough meddow 
that he is possesed of, 51i. ; four Gates that he is possesed of, 
1511.; four Acres at the Eie plaine, 2li. ; house and house Lot 
in the Towne of Eowley, 2711. ; plowe lande in the Common 
feild 8 Acres, 2011. ; four Acres at Simons feild, 411. ; five Acres 
of sault marsh by Shad Creeke, 2511. ; two Acres of Eough 
marsh, lOli. ; two Acres of Sault marsh by Newbury Gate, 
lOli. ; one Acre as you goe to hog Hand, 511. ; five Gates, 2111. ; 
a farme at Bradforth of 3 himdred Acres, 20011. ; a peece of 
Land that Goodman Jackson hireth of 70 Acres, 401i. ; in Lin- 
nen yarne. Hi. Is. 6d. ; a bill in the hands of Thomas Eeming- 
ton, 711. ; more debts from severall persons, 811. ; total, 58611. 
Debts due from the estate, 61i. 

Attested in Ipswich court Sept. 25, 1677 by James Bayley, 
executor. 

Essex County Probate Files, Docket 1,326. 

Estate of John Lynde. 

Administration upon the estate of John Line, in- 
testate, was granted Sept. 25, 1677, to John Wainwright 
and he was ordered to bring in an inventory to the ]\Iarch 
court. 

Ipswich Quarterly Court Records, vol. 5, page 296. 



THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 165 

Inventory of the estate of John Lyne taken Oct. 6, 1677 : 
Joseph Fellows, Hi. 10s. ; a debentour assigned per Joseph 
Aires, Hi. 17s. 6d. ; 1 old hatt, 1 old shirt & 2 neckcloaths 
sould Joseph Fellows for 12s. ; his wages from Capt. Hnll, 
Treasu"^., 9s. 2d. ; 2 sheepe Qm^ Perkins reed., 18s. ; total, 5li. 
6s. 8d. John Lyne Dr. to John Wainwright, 41i. Is. An ac- 
count of dishurstments Sept. 25, 1677 : for administration, Is. ; 
1 day attendance. Is. 6d. ; fetchinge his goods from Jo. Fel- 
lows, Is. ; 2 Jorneys to Boston, 10s. ; total, 13s. 6d. 

Attested in Ipswich court 26:1: 1678, by John Wainwright, 
administrator, and the court ordered him to have his debt 4li. 
15s. 3d. and the remainder to any other creditor that make 
just claim. 

Essex County Probate Files, Docket 17,485. 

Estate of John Wild, Jr., of Topsfield. 

"This may satisfy whome it may concarne: that I John 
Wilde Juner haue Eesaiued of my tfather that Land which he 
promised to my brother Johnnathan : and was ingaged to him 
and to my salfe by our Grandfather Gould or fifty Pounds to be 
paied and than my father Eedemed his land againe and I doe 
herby declar that my ifather hath satisfied and paied me both 
what was promised or in gaged to my Brother Johnnathen 
and to my salfe to my full satisfaction and the infant of this 
is that my father may com to no trobell by any claime of my 
onkell Gould : the fifty pounds that was in Gaged to me and 
my brother Johnnathen is paied to me by my father to my full 
content in part of that land which was formerly goodman dor- 
mans And now I being prest to go to the war being desirous 
to satell things befor I goo : not knowing how God may daell 
with me in respact of Eeturning againe : If I doe not Eeturne 
againe : than I doe dispose of || what || God hath Given me as 
f oloweth : I haue fine Sistors and one Brother Sarah Elisabath : 
Phabe : Pracelah : martha : and Ephrem and my will is that my 
land at Hauerell and at topsffeld and my mouabells be Equaly 
deuided amongst all the aboue named Sistors and brother : and 
Let the lands be prised and thos that haue y® lands shall paye 
to the other that which is there proporshon : : and I doe hereby 
apint my Honered Ifather and Louing onkell John Eadington 
to be admenistrators of this Estate : and to paye all my debts 
out of the Estat be fore it be deuided : and this is my last will 
and testement in wetnes whereof I have Set too mv hand this 



166 THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

too and twentieth day of October one thousan Six hundred Sev- 
enty and Six : : y^ 22 : of October 1676 :" 

John Wild, Juner : 

Witness: Jolin How^ Marah How. 

Proved in Ipswich court Sept. 25, 1677 by the witnesses. 

"This is to declare that I John wild of topsfeald do purpos 
and intend that my f ormor will writen in October : before my 
going to the Eastward shall stand good : prouided it be the will 
of god I retur not again writen the : 22 of June : 77." 

John Wild. 

Witness: John Herrick, Sarah (her mark) bishop. 

Inventory taken Sept. 27, 1677, by Thomas Perkins and 
William Auerell: a percell of upland and medow which hee 
does by writing under his hand acknowledge to have received 
of his father in lieu of 501i., 501i. ; a peece of Indian corn on 
the ground prised at six bushells, 18s. ; four sheep, Hi. 10s. ; 
three ould woollin garments, 14s.; a sarge westcote and som 
ould linin, 4s. ; an Iron pott, 7s. ; an ould saddle, 3s. ; three 
saws, 16s.; two ould axes, 5s.; two Iron wedges, 3s.; two 
chisills. Is. 6d. ; one augre. Is. 6d. ; a pair of beetle Rings, Is. 
6d. ; som sheep wooll not apearing how much Eests unprised. 
Debts due to him. Hi. Is. 8d. The debts he oweth the credith- 
ers not haveing given in their acounts remain uncertain. 

Delivered in Ips'wach court Sept. 25, 1677 as a true inven- 
tory of the estate of John Wildes, Jr. 

Essex County Probate Files, Docket 29,826. 

Estate of John Egberts of Manchester. 

Administration upon the estate of John Roberds, intestate, 
was granted 27:7: 1677, to John Elithorp. 

Inventory taken by the desire of John Elithrope of the goods 
of John Roiierds, deceased July 13,1677by murdering himself, 
who then lived in Manchester with the said Elithrope, taken 
July 17, 1677 by John Sibly and Thomas West: one hat, 5s. 
6d. ; one Coat, 20s. ; a pare brichise, 12s. ; one weascoat, 12s. ; a 
peare brichise, 9s. ; one ould Coat and brichise, 3s. ; a pear 
stokins, 4s. ; pear Linin drewers and one shert, 6s. ; one nek- 
cloth, 2s. ; pear gloves, 2s. ; on Ancarcher & on nekcloth. Is. 
6d. ; butens and thred, Is. ; tow knivs and coame. Is. ; one pear 
shoos, 2s. ; tow axes, 7s. ; one cheare, 2s. 6d. ; tow yards of Cot- 
ten, 6s. & one old axe, Is. 6d. ; total, 41i. 10s. 6d. The depts of 



THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 167 

the party deseased : to my selfe upon acounts, 14s. 3d. ; to Am- 
bros gale, 21i. 16s. 2d.; Israeli niccols; Hi. 

Attested in Ipswich court 27 : 7 : 1677 by John Elithorp. 

Essex County Probate Files, Docket 23,825. 

Guardianship of Sakah Bradbury of Salisbury. 

Upon request of Sarah Bradbury, Mr. John Pike, her uncle, 
was appointed her guardian Oct. 9, 1677, and he was ordered 
to put in security at the next Salisbury coui't. 

Hampton Quarterly Court Records, vol. 2, leaf 77. 

Guardianship of Anne Bradbury of Salisbury. 

Mr. Jno. Stockman was appointed guardian of Anne Brad- 
bury, Oct. 9, 1677, and he was ordered to put in security at the 
next Salisbury court. 

Hampton Qvxirterly Court Records, vol. 2, leaf 77. 

Estate of T^igmas Barnard, Sr., of Amesbury. 

Administration upon the estate of Tho. Barnard, sr., late of 
Amsberie, who was killed by the Indians, was granted Oct. 9, 
1677, to Elener, the relict, and she with as many of her hus- 
band's children as she could get were ordered to come to the 
next Salisbury court for a division of the estate between the 
children and the widow. 

Hampton Quarterly Court Records, vol. 2, page 76. 

Inventory of the estate of Thomas Barnard, Sr. taken 21 : 
6m: 1677, by Phill. Challis, Thomas Wells and John Weed : ye 
Dwelling house, Barne, orchard & homestead, 14011. ; a 40 acre 
lott at ye back Eiver, 25li. ; 3 acres of meadow att ye pond 
meadows, 61i. ; twoe acres of meadow att ye new meadows, 21i. 
10s. ; 4 acres of meadow in ye higglety pigleyes, 201i. ; a sweep- 
age lott, 12li. ; 10 acres more or less on Salisbury side on ye 
powow Eiver, 201i. ; 200 acres att ye great lotts, 401i. ; a 40 acre 
lott in ye Champion land, 201i. ; a 50 acre lott att ye childrens 
land, 25li. ; a Bugmore lott, 5li. ; a 40 acre Eiver lott, 381i. ; a 
40 acre Lott on ye division beyond ye pond, 16li. ; a 10 acre 
lott in ye ox pastures & a swamp lott, lOli.; twoe lotts in ye 
Lyons mouth, lOli. ; a payre of oxen, 14li. ; 4 Cowes, 16li.; 2 
2 yr. old heiffers & advantage & 3 yearlings, 12li. ; 3 calves, 
21i. ; eight sheep yoimg & old, 31i. 5s. ; a young horse, 2li. ; 10 
swine old & younge, 71i. ; 8 hives of bees, 21i. ; English, Indian 
come & Flax, 121i. ; Cart wheels, Irons, chaine, plow & Irons, 



168 THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

yokes, 31i. ; Betle Eings, wedges, axes, howes, forkes, shave, 
10s. ; Iron potts, Kettle, tramells, spitt. Frying pan, tongues, 
21i. 10s. ; Brass & pewter ware, 21i. 16s. ; Bedds, Bedding, Bed- 
steads, curtains, valiants, 25li. 10s. ; Table linnen & hand tow- 
ells, 21i. 10s. ; his wearing clothes yt were left, 81i. ; His Bible 
wth twoe other Bookes, 10s. ; woll & wollen & linnen yarne, 31i. 
14s.; Cubbard, Table, chaires, wheels, formes, 31i. ; old caske, 
trayes. Dishes, spones & other necessaries, 31i. 14s. ; Baggs, 
saddle & grindlestone. Hi. 10s.; a bull: & 7 yds. of cloth, 4li. 
10s. ; his right in common land drawd for but undivided, 5li. ; 
in money, 4s. ; a bill from Nathaniell Griffin due to ye sd 
Barnerd, 15s.; Due from his son att Nantucquett pr. Bill, 
801i. where of is payd & received 4 barrells of beefe & 301bs of 
sheeps wool; shingle nailes, 4s.; total, 60711. 12s. 

Attested in Hampton court 9 : 8m : 1677 by Ellenor 
Barnard, widow of Thomas Barnard, and administratrix of 
his estate. 

Essex County Probate Files, Docket 1,785. 

Elenor Barnard, administratrix of the estate of Tho. Bar- 
nard of Amesbury, with four of her sons, asking for a settle- 
ment of the estate, court April 9, 1678, ordered to the widow, 
20011., comprising the house and home lot, half of the higgle- 
dee piggledee lot of salt marsh and the whole sweepage lot at 
the beach at the prices entered in the inventory, and such 
things as she desires as per the inventory. Court ordered that 
unless there be a necessity, as the court should judge, for the 
sale of any of the lands for her maintenance, she should not 
sell it or give it away except to one or more of her children. 
Court also ordered that a due respect being had to what any of 
the children have already received as portions, the same 
should be divided among the rest of the children, the eldest 
son having a double portion. 

Capt. Tho. Bradbury, Leift. Phillip Challis and John 
Weed, upon request of some of the children of the widow 
Barnard, were impowered to divide the estate of their father 
Tho. Barnard which was given to them, and to make return to 
the next Norfolk court. 

Salisbury Quarterly Court Records, vol 2, leaf 87. 

Tho. Bradbury, Phillip Challis and John Weed having 
been appointed by the court Apr. 9, 1678 to divide the estate 
of Thos. Barnard of Amesbury, who died intestate, have ac- 
cordingly apportioned to the widow Barnard 20011. and to 
Tho. Barnard the eldest son 831i. and to the rest of the chil- 



THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 169 

dren, eight in number, 411i. 10s. each, and some overplus 
their mother to have. Dated Apr. 6, 1679, and approved by 
the court Apr. 8, 1679. 

Salisbury Quarterly Court Records, vol. 2, leaf 69. 

The disposal of part of the lands of Tho. Barnard, sr. of 
Salisbur}^, who died intestate, by a committee appointed by 
the court : to his relict, the dwelling house, barne & homested, 
14011.; halfe ye higledee piglede lot of salt marsh, lOli. ; ye 
whole sweepage lot at ye beach, 121i. To Tho. Barnard ye eld- 
est son, a lot at ye back Eiver, 2511. ; halfe ye higle piglee 
marsh lot, lOli. ; ye right in comon land, 51i. ; 10 upland & 2 
acre lot of meadow, 141i. 

Acknowledged and accepted Mar. 24, 1683-4 by Thomas 
Barnard. 

Norfolk County Records, vol. 3, leaf 316. 

Acquittance of Nathaniell Barnard, sr. of Nantucket to his 
brother, John Barnard of Amesbury, administrator to the es- 
tates of their mother Elener Little of Amesbury, deceased, 
who was administratrix to the estate of their father Thomas 
Barnard of Amesbury, of all portions due unto him from said 
estates. Dated Aug. 29, 1695. Witness: Tho. Currier, Samll. 
Weed. 

Acknowledged Aug. 29, 1695 by Nathaniell Barnard be- 
fore Eobert Pike, Just, of Peace. 

Acquittance of William Hackett and Sarah Hackett his 
wife, of Salisbury, to their brother John Bamerd of Ames- 
bury, administrator to the estate of their mother Ellenor 
Little, deceased, they having received full satisfaction out of 
the estates of their mother Ellenor Little and their father 
Thomas Barnerd. Signed and sealed Jan. 31, 1695-6. Wit- 
ness: Thomas Wells, John Hoyt, Samuel Clough. 

Acknowledged Feb. 20, 1695 by William Hakat and Sara 
his wife. 

Acquittance of Samuell Bucknum of Newbury, feltmaker, 
and Martha his wife, to John Barnerd administrator to the 
estate of their mother Ellenor Little of Amesbury, deceased, 
they having received a great iron kettle out of the estates of 
their father Thomas Barnerd and mother Ellenor Little of 
Amesbury. Signed and sealed June 22, 1697. Witness: 
Thomas Wells, Jeremiah Easman. 

Acknowledged June 22, 1697 by Samuell Buckeman and 
Martha his wife, and she also yielded up her right of dower. 



170 THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

Acquittance of Hannah Stevens of Salisbury, relict of Ben- 
jamin Stevens late of Salisbury, and administratrix to his es- 
tate, to John Barnerd of Amesbury administrator to the estate 
of her mother Ellenor Little of Amesbury, she having received 
full satisfaction out of the estates of her mother Ellenor Little 
and father Thomas Barnerd. Signed and sealed Nov. 5, 
1695. Witness: Thomas Freame, Joseph Hoyt. 

Acknowledged Feb. 20, 1695 by Hanah Steevens, widow. 

Acquittance of Samuel Fellows, jr. and Abigail his wife, 
of Salisbury, to their brother John Barnerd of Amesbury, ad- 
ministrator to the estate of Ellenor Little of Amesbury, they 
having received full satisfaction out of the estates of their 
father Thomas Barnerd and mother Ellenor Little. Signed 
and sealed Jan. 24, 1695-6. Witness : Thomas Wells, Thomas 
Weed. 

Acknowledged ]\Iar. 14, 1695-6 by Samuell Fellows and 
Abigal his wife and she yielded up her right of dower before 
Eobert Pike, Just, of the Peace. 

Acquittance of Phelep Eastman and Mary Eastman to their 
brother John Barnerd of Amesbury, administrator to the es- 
tate of their mother Lienor Little of Amesbury who was ad- 
ministratrix to the estate of their father Thomas Barnerd of 
Amesbury, they having received full satisfaction out of the 
estates of their father and mother. Signed and sealed June 
25, 1695. Witness: Thomas Wells, Thomas (his X mark) 
Barnerd, Senr. 

Mr. Thomas Wells and Thomas Barnerd, Senr., made oath 
June 22, 1697, that they saw Elizabeth Estman and Mary 
sign, seal and deliver this acquittance. 

Acquittance of Joseph Peasely of Haveril, husbandman, 
and Ruth Peasly his wife to John Barnerd of Amesbury, ad- 
ministrator to the estate of their mother Ellenor Little of 
Amesbury, they having received 8li. in money out of the es- 
tates of their mother Ellenor Little and father Thomas 
Barnerd. Signed and sealed May 24, 1697. Witness: Thom- 
as Wells, Thomas Currier. 

Acknowledged Nov. 29, 1697 by Joseph and Euth Peasely 
before Nath. Saltonstall, Just, of the Peace. 

Essex County Probate Files, Docl-et 1,785. 

Estate of Robert Quinby of Amesbury. 

Administration on the estate of Robert Quenby was 
granted 9: 8m: 1677, to Elizabeth Quenby upon her request. 



THE PKOBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 171 

Inventory of the estate of Roberd Quinbe taken Aug. 27, 
1677 by William Barens, Roberd Jons and Thomas Fowler 
being chosen by Elesebeth Quinbe the wife of Roberd Quinbe : 
the coren upon the ground, 5li. ; the hows and howslot, 35li. ; 
Six akers of land at ^Vhitthoren hill, lOli.; his land at bug- 
moer, 31i. ; his land at burchen medo hill, 201i. ; Seven neat 
Cattell, 22li. ; Six swine, 31i. 10s.; tow meares and a fold, 41i.; 
Six Sheep, 2li. ; bedding and howsell stouef, 61i. ; tenn yardes 
of cloth, 2li.; depts due to him, from Frances Deves, Hi. 18s.; 
total, 114li. 8s. 

Attested in Hampton court 9 :8m: 1677 by Elizabeth 
Quenby and she to attend to the order of the court about the 
disposal of the estate. 

Bond of Robert Quinbe of Amesbury, with Jarvis Ring of 
Salisbury and Thomas Currier of Amesbury, husbandmen, 
as sureties, of 20011., dated Sept. 26, 1694, for the administra- 
tion of the estate of Robert Quinbee and Elizabeth Quinbe of 
Amesbury, his father and mother. Witness: John Croade, 
Joseph Eaton. 

Inventory of the estate of Robard Quenby and Elizabeth 
his wife both late of Amesbury, deceased intestate, taken Nov. 
3, 1694 by Jacob Morill, Jarves Ring and Thomas Currier 
given in by Robard Quenby their son : his house and homsted 
251i. ; a Lot at white thorne hill, 81i. ; a lot at burchin meadow 
181i. ; lot at bugmore, 4li. 10s. ; one ox, 5li. ; one cow, 31i. 15s. 
three sheep. Hi. 10s. ; five swine, 31i. 10s. ; money, 13s. 8d. 
11 geese, 15s.; 2 pots on at 18s. the other at 8s., Hi. 6s. 
tramel, on ax, pot hooks, 8s. ; cards, yame, wool, flax. Hi. 7s. 
bed and beding, 21i. ; aples. Hi. 5s. ; total, 761i. 19s. 8d. 

Attested Dec. 25, 1694 by Robert Quinby, administrator. 

William Quinby son of William Quinby of Amesbury, 
deceased, having agreed with his uncle Robard Quinby 
of Amesbury who was appointed administrator of the 
estate of his grandfather Robard Quinby of Ames- 
bury, and it appearing by a paper dated Dec. 24, 1694 
that two thirds of the homestead and Hi. 3s. in moveables be- 
longed to his father, have divided the land as follows: Wil- 
liam to have the eastwardly end bounded with a white oak 
southeastwardly and from thence to a white oak which is the 
ancient bounds of sd lot and so to a small pine across the 
swamp and upon his receiving the said land together with all 
the abell trees upon it and all priviledges belonging thereunto, 



172 THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

acquits his uncle of all that might he due unto his father 
as his portion of his grandfather's estate. 

Signed 31 : 2m: 1713. Witness: Jacob Eowell, Jacob Mor- 
rill, Josiah Clarke. 

The division of the estate of Robart Quenby of Amesbury 
and Elezbeth his wife, deceased intestate, to William Quenby 
two thirds of the homestead and Hi. 3s. in moveables ; to John 
Quenby the Bugmore lot and the ox; Thomas Quenby the 
white thorne hill lot and 20s. of the moveables; to Phillip and 
Joseph Quenby Burchin meadow lot; Lidea the daughter 91i. 
out of the moveables to be paid by the administrator upon de- 
mand; Eobart the administrator, to have tlie remainder of 
the estate. This agreement made by the children Dec. 24, 
1694. Witness : Jacob Morrill, Jarves Ring, Thomas Currier. 

Phillip Quinby acknowledged the receipt from his brother 
Robbart Quinby administrator to the estate of their father 
and mother^ Robbart and Elizabeth Quinby, of one half of the 
Burchin Meadow lot, his share according to agreement. 
Dated Jan. 16, 1699. Witness: Jar^-es Ring, Thomas Freame. 

Acknowledged Jan. 23, 1698 by Philip Quinby before Robt. 
Pike, Just, of Peace. 

John Quinby acknowledged the receipt from his brother 
Robbart Quinby administrator to the estate of their father 
and mother, Robbart and Elizabeth Quinby, of the bugmore 
lot and one ox, his share of the estate according to agreement. 
Dated Amesbury Jan. 16, 1699. Witness: Jarves Ring, 
Thomas Freame. 

Acknowledged Jan. 23, 1698 by John Quinby before Robert 
Pike, Just, of Peace. 

The acquittance of Joseph Quenby of Amesbury to his 
brother Robart Quenby of Amesbury, of all portions and de- 
mands whatsoever. Dated July 19, 1711. Witness: Benjamin 
Currier, Thomas Currier. 

Essex County Prolate Files, Docket 23,160. 

Estate of Nathaniel Mighill of Salem. 

Administration upon the estate of Nathanael Miguel, late 
of Salem, granted Oct. 23, 1677 to Thomas Miguel and John 
Bayly, two of his brethren, they giving security to administer 
according to law and to bring in an inventory to the County 
court of Essex, 



THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 173 

Bond of Thomas Miguel, of Milton, John Baily, of Eowley 
and Thomas Swift, of Milton, to the treasurer for the Co. of 
Suffolk, in the sum of 2001i. to administer the estate of Na- 
thaniel Miguel of Salem, dated Oct. 23, 1677. Signed 

Thomas Miguel, John Bay , Thomas Swift. 

Suffolk County Probate Records, Docket 917. 

Inventory of the estate of Nathaniel Mighell, deceased the 
13:8:1677, taken, 27:9:1677, by Wm. Browne, jr., and 
Benja. Browne, 27:9:1677: New England money in his 
mother's hand, 23li. 4s.; Old England money, 2li. 2s.; one 
Guinne, Hi.; ten fifty nine pieces of eight and six Eayalls, 
16li. 7s. 6d. ; in Mr. Nowel's hands in Boston, 131i. 'l4s. ; 
mony received of John Endicot of Boston, part of the ef- 
fects of 3,904 lb. of sugar in partnership with John Apleton, 
171i. ; the effects of 4,875 orringes and 7 baskets sould at Bos- 
ton in mony, 14s. 4d. ; In stuff, 17 yds. 1-4 at 4s. per yard, 3li. 
9s. ; eleven pair of f rench heeld shooes left at Boston and de- 
livered to Ezekiell Mighill, 31i. 14s. ; Orringe flower butter as 
per invoice, 8s. 10 l-2d. ; Money in Mr. Benjamin Browne 
hands, being effects of sugars sould by John Appleton, 33li. 
10s.; John Appleton debtor, 91i. 8s.; book debts, 301i. 16s. 
4d. ; a bill under Samuell Browns hands, 6li. 10s. 9d. ; several 
things appraised at Eowly in apparel, woollen, linen, stock- 
ings and shoos, 8li. 18s. ; a horse and sadle, 4li. ; One ink- 
horne, 6d. ; severall things appraised at Salem by Mr. Wil- 
liam and Mr. Benjamin Browne, in Mr. William Jordins hand 
in Barbados as appears by letter, 2,000 sugar, lOli. ; one chest 
and severall things in it, 16s.; one cabin bed, a rug, two pil- 
lows and blanket, 21i. ; 29 Baskets, at 6d. per, 14s. 6d. ; one 
chest at Mr. William Brown, sr.'s, 7s. ; in that chest, a ham- 
mock, lOs., a camlet cloak, 21i. ; a stuff coat and breeches, 
lOs., 2 pair of shooes, 12s. ; a parcel of linnen clothes in a new 
pillow beer, 21i. 10s. ; a bible, 3s. ; a new pocket book, 6d. ; 
parcell of white thread, buttons, 13s. 6d. ; seven Ivory combs, 
7s.; piece of red ribbon, 16s.; remnant of black ribbon, 4s. 
and bone lace, 13s. ; fine piecis of cource cambricke, 
71i. ; course kenting, 8 pieces, 61i. ; sugars in Mr. 
Bartholmew's warehouse, two hogsheads, one Terce and 
a barrell Judged in partnership with Mr. John Apleton and 
the one-half appraised at lOli. ; one small case with five bot- 
tles, 5s.; one half of a barrell of Indico, 21i. 10s.; one-half of 
3-4 of a hundred Ging., 4s. 6d. ; 10 baskets at 6d. per, 5s. ; 
about 700 orringes at Marblehead, 10s.; total, 22411. 7s. 3 
l-2d. Due from Mr. William Brown, jr., on balance 21 : 9 : 



174 THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

1677, Gli. 14s. lOd. ; sperma: Cati^ half a pound or there- 
abouts at 8s. p., 4s. ; a receipt of Samuell Williams, dated 12 : 
10: 1676, of seven bushels of peas at 3s. 4d., Hi. 3s. 4d. ; bill 
of Thomas Grinslett, Hi. 13s. ; total, 91i. 15s. 2d. 

Attested in vSalem court 28:9:1677 by Mr. Thomas 
Michaell and John Baily, the administrators. 

Petition of Ezekiel Mighel, John Bayly and Stevin Mighell, 
dated Nov. 26, 1677, that the estate of their brother by will 
belongs to them, they being the youngest children, by expres- 
sions in their father's will which says that if Tliomas die mi- 
der age, his portion should fall to Samuell and John, and 
if any of the youngest die under age, their portions to fall to 
the youngest children. Therefore their brother dying without 
a will, they considered themselves the beneficiaries, and if not 
they, then their mother should have it, she having put her 
own estate into their brother's hands to trade, having no re- 
ceipt, etc. 

Essex County Quarterly Court Files, vol. 27, leaves 98, 99. 

There being an inventory of the estate of Nathanll 
Michaell, who died intestate, presented to this court by Tho. 
Michell, administrator, amounting to 234li., court 27 :9 : 
1677, judged that although the estate may of right belong to 
the youngest children had by the mother now surviving, yet 
Mr. Thomas Michell, administrator, should have 34li. ; 
Ezekiell, the eldest brother, 60li. ; the daughter, viz., his sis- 
ter Mary, 401i. ; and the mother and other brother Steephen, 
501i. each; the debts being paid first out of the whole estate, 
and the rest of the estate, according to proportion as above 
expressed. 

Salem Quarterly Court Records, vol. 5, leaf 111. 

Estate of Abraham Warr.* 

Henry Goold was appointed 27:9:1677, administrator of 
the estate of Abraham Warr, deceased, with Phillip Fowler 
as surety, and was ordered to bring in an inventory to the next 
Ipswich court. 

Salem Quarterly Court Records, vol. 5, leaf 111. 

Inventory of the estate of Abraham War, deceased : re- 
ceived by Henerey Goold of Mister Baker by judgment of Ips- 
wich court, lOli. ; more in land, 141i. ; deduction by agree- 
ment with Mr. Baker, 21i. ; leaving 221i. 

Attested 2:9: 1677, by Henry Gould. 

Essex County Quarterly Court Files, vol. 27, leaf 98. 

*See Records and Files of the Qnarterly Courts of Essex County, 
Mass., vol. 6 (1917) p. 360. 



the probate records of essex county. 175 

Guardianship of Martha Eogers of Ipswich. 

Martha Eogers^ aged about sixteen years, chose her mother 
Mrs. Margrett Rogers as her guardian, 6: 9m: 1677, and she 
was also appointed guardian of the other children of Mr. 
Ezekiell Eogers who were under age, jSTathaniell, Ezekiell, 
Timothy and Samuell. 

Ipswich Quarterly Court Records, vol. 5, page 299. 

Mrs. Margrett Eogers having received of Mr. William Hub- 
bard 2001i. for land in England belonging to Ezekiell Eogers, 
she bound her houses and all land she possessed in Ipswich 
excepting about three quarters of an acre near to Andrew 
Peter's land as security. 

Copy, Ipswich Deeds, vol. 4, page 113. 

Estate of Thomas Low, Sr., of Ipswich. 

"In the Name of God Amen, the Twentith day of Aprill in 
the yeare of grace one Thowsand Six hundred Seauenty & 
Seauen, I Thomas Low Sen^ of Ipswich in America in the 
Shire of Essex, being weake in body; but of good & perfect 
memory, thanks be vnto God, Doe ordaine & make this my 
last will & Testament in manner & forme following, first I 
bequeath my Soule into the hands of the Almighty God my 
Creator & redeemer, by whom, through whom, & in whom I 
trust to haue remission of all my Sinnes, & to be an Inheritor 
of the Kingdome of Heauen, & my body to be buried at the 
discression of my Executor. Item I giue & bequath vnto Sus- 
annah my loueing wife, what goods she brought with hir. And 
also I give hir the vse of that roome which I Lye in & the 
free vse of those things that are in it. And also the vse of one 
Cow which she liketh best, & will is that my sonne John shall 
mainteine it winter & Sumer & also my will is, that if the 
Cow Come to any Casualty bee shall find her another Cow & 
maintaine it likewise as beforesaid. Also I giue vnto my wife 
one fourth part of her labor that she hath Spunn both Lening 
& woollen, & Also she shall haue hir beere as shee hath now, 
& also free vse of the fire: & Also John shall reare bur vp 
a shoate yearely for Sum meate for hir, & also shee shall haue 
the free vse of a Garden plott, & also a litle ground to sow 
half a peck of flax seede yeerely. And also I giue vnto hir 
Thirty shillings veerely to be payd by my Executor in Such 
things as shee shall stand in neede of, during her naturall 
life : moreouer I giue vnto my loueing wife five pownds to 
dispose of as shee shall thinke good. And my will is That in 



176 THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX eOUNTY. 

Case my wife shall thinke meete to remoue from my Sonne 
John, Then my will is, that John Low shall pay or ca [use] to 
be payd vnto liir forty Shillings yearely & euery yeare during 
hirnatu[ral] life in Such pay as sheeneedeth. And Also I giue 
hir the cowe to be hir [own] & John to send hir the pay to 
Boston or Charls Towne. 

"Item I Giue & bequeathe vnto my Sonne John Low all my 
Howsing & all my lands in Ipswich both meadow & vpland, 
to him & his heires for euer. Item I Giue & bequeath vnto 
my Sonne Thomas Low Thirty pownds, to bee payd him by 
my Executor in tooe yeares after my decease. Item I Giue 
vnto my Daughter Margaret forty pownds, to be payd by my 
Executor in tooe yeares after my decease. Item I Giue vnto 
my daughter Sarah forty pownds to be payd by my Executor 
within tooe yeare after my Decease. Item I giue vnto my 
Grandchild Thomas Low five pownds, when liee is Twenty 
yeares of age, or at his day of marriage. Item I give vnto 
my Grandaughter Margaret Dauison five pownds, when she 
shall be Twenty yeare old, or at hir day of marriage. Item I 
give vnto my Grandaughter Sarah Safford, five pownds, when 
she shall he Twenty yeare old, or at hir day of marriage. Item 
I giue vnto my Grandaughter, Sarah Low, five pownds, when 
she shall be Twenty yeare old, or at hir day of marriage. All 
the rest of my goods & Chattells vnbequeathed, I Giue unto 
my Sonne John Low, whom I doe ordaine & make my Sole 
Executor of this my last will and Testament. In witness 
whereof I haue herevnto sett my hand & Seale the Thirtith 
day of Aprill in the yeare of Grace Sixteene hundred Seuenty 
& Seauen. 1677" 

Thomas Low. (seal) 

Witness: James Chute, Mary (her + mark) Chute. 

Proved in Ipswich court Nov. 6, 1677 by Ja. Chute. 

Inventory taken at Ipswich Nov. 5, 1677 by Samuel Ingals, 
Sr. and Nathaniell Wells : half the hous and half barne, 501i. ; 
the mault hous and the things belonging to it, 351i. ; Six acers 
of areable land, 36li. ; a devision of marsh in the hundreds, 
201i. ; fouer acres and a half at Plumb Island, lOli. ; Six acres 
of marsh at Chebacko, 241i. ; fouer oxen, 201i. ; five Cows, 17li. 
10s. ; two heifers and a calf, 51i. ; one hors, 21i. 10s. ; eight 
Sheepe and Six lambs, 51i. 5s. ; Swin, 41i. 3s. ; half of the 
Cart and other tackling, 21i. 10s. ; an old Saddle, bridele, 
pillion and feetters, Hi.; about fifty boushels of unthrest 
barly, 9li. 3s. 4d. ; about fouer and forty boushels of Indan 
Come, 51i. 10s. ; eight Sacks, 21i. ; nine loads of hay, 41i. 10s. ; 



THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY, 177 

hemp and flax mibroakj os. ; brass kittles and a skilet and 
Candlestick, 21i, 10s.; pewter, Hi. 2s. 6d. ; one old Iron pot 
and other iron uttensels. Hi. 5s.; earthen and wooden wair. 
Hi. 10s.; two spining wheels, chairs and cushens, Hi. 5s.; 
table and nieall trough and other smal things, 12s.; new 
horn spun cloth. Hi. 19s.; his wearing clothes, 91i. 16s.; five 
yards and a half of Seearge, Silke and buttons. Hi. 15s.; 
Sheeps wooll and cotton wooll, 16s.; a dousen and a half of 
napkins, 21i. ; Six pillowbears and tabel Cloth, Hi. 6s. ; nine 
sheets and a table Cloth, 41i. 18s.; four towels, old pillow- 
beare, a pound of Hopps, 10s. ; in mony, 13s. 2d. ; chest and a 
box, 15s.; twenty three pound of yarn, 21i. 17s. 6d. ; one 
Sword, belt, powder, boullets, Hi.; total, 2901i. 16s. 6d. 
Debts due from the estate, 141i. 16s. 2d.; clear estate 
2761i. 4d. 

Essex County Probate Files, Docket 17,242. 

Estate of John Paine of (Ipswich?). 

Inventory* of the estate of Mr. John Paine who died at 
sea taken Oct. 25, 1677 by John Appleton and John Whipple: 
fetherbed with one pillow, 51i. ; fetherbed with one bolster, 
31i. ; thre meane straw beds, 15s.; fetherbed with one pillow, 
5li. ; 4 pillos & two bolsters, 2li. 16s.; 2 blankits. Hi. 4s.; one 
Coverlit, 30s. ; one ruge, 10s. ; two homspun blankits & a smaU 
flok pillo, Hi. ; one flock beed & bolster, Hi. 10s. ; one Cotton 
Euge & a pece of Ruge, Hi. 10s. ; 6 Eede Chayers, 31i. ; 4 Lowe 
cuchin stools. Hi. 12s.; 8 fether cushins, Hi. 12s.; 3 elbo 
chayers, 3 other chayers, Hi. 6s. ; a Cobbinit, a voiding baskit, 
Hi. ; a bermodas baskit. Is. 6d. ; 6 Joyned stools, 17s. ; a smale 
squar boxe full of mean books, 10s. ; a Desk with 3 drawers & 
old cardes, 10s.; a Large brase Ketle & a 3 quart brase scilit, 
31i. ; a quart scilit, a smale pot with a handle, 7s. ; a Large 
iron driping pane & a pint scillit, 16s.; an old brase Ketle & 
small iron Ketle, 10s. ; friing pan, 3s. ; mortcr & pestle, 8s. ; 
gridiron, 4s. ; payer of horse fetters, 3s. ; firepan & two payer 
of tonges, 15s. ; payer of Andirons with brase heads, 10s. ; 
peele & payer of doge Cobirons, Hi. 4s. ; payer of Large And- 
iron rackes, Hi. ; fire shovell, an axe, payer of pot hooks. 6s. ; 
two spits, two Iron pottes, Hi. 7s. ; 5 peces of Curtin rods, an 
old Jak, betle ringes, 12s.; one broken Cobiron, a fending 
iron, 2s. ; a brassel Rowling pin & a hat bruch, 2s. ; a bermodas 
baskit, one old hatt, one Sive, 5s. ; 2 bedcords, an old flaskit, 
Kneding trofe, 8s. ; 2 mean bedsteds & hengings of a bed, old 

*Copy, Ipswich Deeds, vol. 4, page 134. 



178 THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

belles. Hi. 2s. ; worming pan, 9s. ; a hamac, 10s. ; tine puding 
pann & an old Lanthorne, 2s. ; one small Chayer, 2s. ; 4 Large 
13ewter dishes, Hi. 12s.; 3 smaler pewter dishes, 15s.; nine 
porengers, 13s. 6d. ; 9 old pewter dishes, Hi. 16s.; smal pye 
plaat, 2s.; 6 small nu plaats, 12s.; two basson a small & a 
biger, 7s. ; Larg fiagin & a Leser flagin. Hi. 5s. ; 3 pewter 
Candlstiks, one of brase, one Iron, Hi.; 10 Saussers, 2 pinte 
potts, 12s.; small Urr, 5 old peces of pewter, 10s.; old brase 
Chafin dish, bermoodas baskit, 5s.; wood strainer & a fleking 
dish. Is.; 5 striped Curtins & Valiants, 15s.; Large Chest, 
15s. ; Chest with drawers, 61i. ; Syd Cubbard, Hi. 10s. ; Cub- 
burd with tinn doares, 21i. ; smalle table, 5s.; tramell & a 
ban*, 6s.; 4 pint boxes with smaU things in them, 2s.; thre 
yrds of osted fringe. Is. ; 20 trenchers, a hatt bruch, 2s. 6d. ; 
smaU table Cloth, napcin, a pilowbeer, 4s. ; litle trunk, 3s. ; 
Sute of red Curtins & valiants, 31i. 10s.; dyall, 10s.; Sute of 
striped Curtins & valiants, Hi.; two blankits, a small pillo, 
Hi. ; Case of Knives, 2s. 6d. ; trunck, 6s. ; blankit, 5s. ; Eed 
Eug osted, 40s. ; old eubert cloth, 5s. ; small trunck and Iron- 
ing Cloth, 2s.; trunck, 8s.; 4 pillow beers, one small pilow- 
beer, 21i. Is. ; 4 payer of pilowbeers, 21i. ; two dieper towels, 
6s. ; two dieper table clothes, Hi. 12s. ; one holon table cloth, 
4s. ; one holon towell, 2s. ; 2 duz. half of dieper napcins. Hi. 
10s.; 7 osenbrig napcans, 4s.; a Chest, 15s.; 4 cours table 
clothes, 8s. ; 3 cours towels, 2s. ; 9 hom made sheets, 21i. 10s. ; 
two Cours tablecloth, 4s. ; 7 hom made pilowbers, 10s. 6d. ; 3 
small holon tablcloth, 8s. ; one pillowbeer, Is. ; one duz. of 
hom made napcins, 12s.; eleven napcins, lis.; 6 hom made 
towels, 6s. ; 4 towels, 3s. ; Eemnant of Callico, Is. ; a turth- 
shell Coam, 2s. ; pownd & a half of wool yern, 3s. ; payer of 
brase Scales & 5 waites, 10s. ; in plaate, ioii. ; goole Einge, 
Hi. ; baskit, 3s. ; payer of stokins, 3s. ; 4 napcins, 4s. ; a nu 
serge sute & coat, 41i. ; and old Serg Sute & coat. Hi. 10s. ; two 
stuff Coats Lyned, 31i. ; two hates, 12s.; payer of shoos, 7s.; 
3 books, one bible, 16s. ; one Chamber pott, one porenger, 8s. ; 
3 old waskoats, payer of drawers, 12s. ; 9 handcerchifs & 7 
neckcloths old, 12s.; caps, 2s., eight shirts, 31i. 2s.; two payer 
of stokins [lis. Copy'\ ; small trunke, 4s. ; sea chest, 4s. ; horse, 
31i.; total, 1381i. 10s. 6d. 

[a raper, 20s.; box iron, 2s.; in plate, 16s.; one napkin Is. 
Copy.'] 

xVttested Nov. 7, 1677 by Mrs. Elisabeth Paine except the 

debts which she knoweth not but feareth exceeding the estate. 

Essex County Probate Files, Docl-et 20,384. 



THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 179 

The court Mar. 26, 1678 allowed Capt. John Appleton, 
Capt. John Whipple and Deacon Wm. Goodhue until next 
September court to make an accounting of the estate of Mr. 
Jolin Paine. 

Ipswich Quarterly Court Records, vol. 5, page 302. 

Estate of Egbert Wilkes of Salem. 

"September 24"\ 1677 Robert Wilks of Salem in New Eng- 
land though sick in body yet perfect in memory do make this 
my Last will and Testament as followeth : Imprimis. I give 
unto my Brother Isaac Woodberry's wife named Mary Wood- 
berry my Sister^ my Shop & ground thereunto belonging 
Lying and being neere m'' Higginsons house in Salem and all 
my movable goods, and my dwelling house being neere m' 
Curwins warehouse neere the water side & all the Land there- 
unto belonging during the time & term of her naturall Life. 
Item. I giue unto Robert Woodberry eldest son of my Brother 
Isaac Woodberry next & imediately after the decease of my 
s*' Sister Mary Woodberry the s*^ Shop & ground thereunto be- 
longing before bequeathed unto her for Life with the s*^ goods 
hee to possess & enjoy the same next & imediately after her 
decease. Item, I give unto my Brother Isaac Woodberrys 
daughter Mary, which hee had by my s** sister Mary his now 
wife next and imediately after the decease of her my s*^ sis- 
ter, my house being neere m"^ Cur^dns warehouse neere the 
water side & all the Land thereunto belonging shee to possess 
and enjoy the same next and imediately after the decease of 
Mary my s^ sister. And as concerning my Servant John 
Smith I Leave him to his choise either to Live with my 
Brother Woodberry or else my Brother Woodberry to binde 
him over to a Ship Carpenter and if the s^ Smith do serve 
out his full time with my s^ Brother Woodberry then hee to 
have ten pounds at the end of his Apprentiship : And I do 
hereby nominate and appoint my s*^ Brother Isaac Woodberry 
Executor of this ray Last will & testament." 

[no signature] 

Witness: William Clarke and Thomas Knill, on board 
the vessel sd Wilks being then sick. Sworn by the 
witnesses, Nov. 27, 1677, before John Leverett, Esq., Gov., 
and Simon Bradstreet, Esq., Assist., who said that Robert 
Wilks deceased in his late voyage from Bristoll to New Eng- 
land. 

Proved in Suffolk court Nov. 27, 1677, Copy made by Isa. 
Addington, cler. 



180 THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

Inventory of the estate of Eobert Wilkes of Sealem de- 
ceased 24: 7: 1677, appraised by Bartho. Gedney and Daniel 
Bacon: twelve Ring bolts & 4 settbolts, 16s.; 5 angers, 6s., 
ould Eopes, 18d., 7s. 6d. ; an old saw, 2s. ; 1 Iron pott & a 
frieing pan, 10s. ; 1 bible, 3s. ; 1 pr. sleevs, 3s. ; 1 paper book, 
6d. ; 1 gun, 10s. ; 1 Cutlash & belt, 12s. ; 1 old holbert, 5s. ; a 
sarvant, 3li. ; 1 shop & ground neer Mr. Jno.IIigginsons,301i. ; 
horses & mares, 71i. ; house and outhouse neer Corwins, 501i. ; 
debts due the estate, by Daniell Bacon, 61i. 16s. 6d. by Bartho. 
Gidney, 3li. ; bv Tho. Greesled, 5li., one half belonging to this 
estate, 21i. 10s.; By Ishack Woodbery, Hi. 4s. 3d.; By Ed- 
ward WTiarton, 31i. ; Jno. Stark, Hi. 10s. ; per Benjamin 
Small, Hi. 10s.; By Abram Wellman, 51i.; total, 1171i. 19s. 
9d. 

Inventory taken, 29 : 9 : 1677, by John Hill and William 
Woodbery: One Cloke part worn, Hi. 5s.; 1 Cote, Hi. 15s.; 
1 wastcote & 1 par trosers, 12s. ; 1 Jackit & briches, 21i. 5s. ; 
a parcell of worn Cloathes, 31i. ; stokins & shues, 15s. 6d. ; 5 
rugs. 71i. ; sea beding. Hi. ; wearing Linging, 4li. ; 1 sadell & 
Cloath, Hi. 10s.; 10 yds. 1-2 sarge at 6s., 31i. 3s.; 3 yds. & 1-2 
Corce Carsi, 15s. 9d. ; 5 yds. 1-4 Lining Cloath at 18d. per, 
7s. lOd. ; 2 yds. & 1-4 sarge, 9s. ; 3 yds & 1-2 brod Cloath at 
16s., 21i. 16s. ; 5 yds. brod Cloath at i2s. per, 31i. ; 5 yds. Carsi 
at 6s., Hi. 10s. ; 8 yds. Corce Carsie, 5s. 6d., per, 211. 4s. ; 12 
dozen buttens at 2s., Hi. 4s. ; 1 Caster hat, 16s. ; 12 dozen gim- 
blits at 3s., Hi. 16s.; 1 dozen falling axis at 4s., 21i. 8s.; 1 
brod ax & 1 ads, 10s. ; 3 drawing Knives, 5s. ; 4 Cupers axis, 
13s. 6d. ; 10 calking Irons at Is., 10s. ; owld tools, Hi. 5s. ; 1 
steelbow, 1 two fut rul & 3 knives, 8s. ; trifling things, 3s. ; 
rundlits & bottels, 6s. ; 1 Chist & 1 trunk, 10s. ; trifling things, 
4s. ; 1 grindstone, 10s. ; 1 par of stilyards, 18s. ; total, 491i. 13s. 
7d. ; Indebted to several persons, 51i. 18s., leaving clear estate, 
16211. 14s. 4d. 

Attested 30: 9 : 1677 by Isaack Woodbery, executor. 
Essex County Quarterly Court Files, vol. 27,, leaves 106, 107. 

Isaack Woodbery, executor of the will of Eobert Wilkes, de- 
ceased, brought in a copy taken out of the records of Boston 
court, and also made oath to an inventory. 

Salem Quarterly Court Records, vol. 5, leaf 112. 

Estate of John Collins of (Gloucester?). 

Administration upon the estate of John Collens, intestate, 
granted 27 : 9 : 1677, to Mehitabell, his wife, who brought in 



THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 181 

an inventory. Court ordered that Ezekiell, the eldest son, 
should have 61i., and the other five children 31i. each, at age or 
marriage, and the rest of the estate was to be for the use of 
said Mehitabell, the house and gi'ound in Salem to stand 
bound for the payment of the children's portions. 

Salem Quarterly Court Records, vol. 5, leaf 112. 

Inventory of the estate of John Collins, jr., which he had 
in Gloucester, taken Sept. 18, 1677, by William (his mark) 
Vinson and William Ellery: a House & the Land with the 
orchyard & Commonage, the Land about the House being an 
Acker together with the sayd House, 301i. ; Two Acres of up- 
land & two of meadow at Fishermans Feild, so called, 141i. ; 
Six Acres of Land at the eastern Poynt, 61i. ; a cow & calf, 
31i. 8s. ; Table & forme, 12s. ; Case of Glasses, 3s. ; total, 541i. 
3s. 

Inventory of what was in Salem, taken, 20 : 9 : 1677, by 
Hilliard Veren, sr., and Walter Whitford: dwelling house 
with a quarter of an acre of ground belonging, 25li. ; one cow, 
50s. ; pork, 15s. ; swine, 6s. ; fether bed, bolster, blanket and 
sheets, rugg, and all appurtenances with the bed steed & old 
curtains with 2 pillows, 41i. 10s. ; fether bed, bolster, trundle 
bedsted & covering, 21i. 10s. ; his arms that were left, 20s. ; 2 
coats, 25s. ; some linen, 1 pr. stockens & 1 pr. gloves & draw- 
ers, 10s.; some lumber in the chamber, 4s.; som carpenters 
tooles & a wedg & betle rings, 10s. ; som wooU & cotten yame, 
7s.; warming pan, 5s.; sheets & pillowbers & 1-2 dozen nap- 
kins & smale table cloath & 2 or 3 old towels. Hi. 10s. ; 2 old 
pine chests & 4 old boxes, 16s.; a hangiag cubord & old case 
broken, 5s. ; 5 or 6 old chayrs^ 6s. ; Iron potts & Kettle, hake 
& pothooke & scillett, 10s.; pewter, 22s.; tubs, pailes, earth- 
ware & lumber in the lentoo, 10s. ; white earth ware, 2s. ; bel- 
lowes, gridiron & som other lumber, 5s. ; wooll wheele & cards, 
4s. ; frying pan, 2s. ; a fork, old hoe & axe & such lumber, 4s. ; 
mallasses, 12s.; a stoole table, 2s.; cash, lis.; estate credit, 
10s.; total, 471i. 3s.; a hat, 5s.; estate debtor about 151i. ; 
total inventory, lOlli. lis. There were six children, Ezekiell, 
Ebbenezer, Daniell, Amos, Benjamin and Mary. 

Allowed in Salem court 28 : 9 : 1677. 

Essex County Quarterly Court Files, vol. 27, leaf 109. 

Estate of Nicholas Fox of Makblehead. 

Administration upon the estate of Nicholas Fox, intestate, 
was granted 27 : 9 : 1677, to Elizabeth, his wife, and she 



182 THE PROBATE RECORDS OP ESSEX COUNTY. 

brought in an inventory of the estate amounting to 161i. 3s. 
lOd., which she was ordered to keep for the bringing up of the 
children, paying to Nicholas, the eldest, 10s., and to the 
daughter Elizabeth and William, 5s. each, at age. 

Salem Quarterly Court Records, vol. 5, leaf 113. 

Inventory of the estate of Nicholas Fox, taken Nov. 16, 
1677, by Samll. Ward and John Legg: 1 hous and Land, 
361i. ; 1 bed, 2 pillows, 3 shetts, bedsted, Curtins and vallance, 
61i. 10s. ; 2 Coats, 1 wastcoat, 1 paier of briches, Hi. ; 1 Chest, 
5s. ; 1 table, 4s. ; 4 pewter platters, 12s. ; 1 old Chest, 2s. 6d. ; 2 
potts and Croks, 10s. ; 1 frieng pan and grediron, 2s. ; 1 
Chaier, Is. ; 4 earthen dishes. Is. ; total, 451i. 7s. 6d. ; due from 
the estate : to Mr. Bowdish, 41i. 10s. ; John Elethrop, 31i. 18s. ; 

Mr. Will. Browne, jr., ; John Furbush, 2li. 10s. 6d.; Mr. 

Legg, 21i. lis. 6d.; Mr. Gale, 21i. 6s. 8d.; Samll. Morgan, 
Hi. ; George Harvey, Hi. Is. ; Vincent Stilson, jr., 19s. 2d. ; 
Mr. Batters, Hi. ; Mr. William Browne, sr., 10s. 6d. ; Thomas 
Dixey, 13s. 4d. ; Mr. Weld, 13s.; Mr. Eodes of Lynn, 10s.; Mr. 
Heath of Boston, Hi. ; Thomas Hawkins, Hi. Is. ; widdow 
Stasey, 10s.; total, 291i. 3s. 8d. 

Attested in Salem court 28:9:1677 by Elizabeth, the 
relict. 

Essex County Quarterly Court Files, vol. 27, leaf 118. 

Estate of John Clay of Marblehead. 
Administration upon the estate of John Claye, who was 
slain in the war against the Indians Avas granted 27 : 9 : 1677, 
to William Woods who with John Legg was bound to bring in 
an inventory to the next Salem court and to administer ac- 
cording to law. 

Inventory of the estate of John Clay, being then a fisher- 
man, killed by the Indians, appraised on Nov. 8, 1677, at Wil- 
liam Woods' in Marblehead, by Richard Knott and John (his 
9 mark) Farsbush: a muskett, otherwise a Fier Lock, 16s.; 
a Hangger and Belt, 16s.; a Linen Sute, 12s.; a Wastcoate, 
10s. ; too shirts, 3s. ; too payre of old Linnen drawers, 3s. ; to 

a Neckcloath & handkerchife. Is. 6d. ; a bible, ; total, 311. 

4s. Debts due : to William Woods, Hi. 10s. ; to Eichard Eeath, 
17s.; to John Darby, 3li. ; total, 5li. 7s. 

Essex County Quarterly Court Files, vol. 27, leaf 119. 

Estate of Eichard Craniver of Salem. 
Administration upon the estate of Eichard Cranaver, in- 
testate, was granted 27 : 9 : 1677, to his wife, who swore to an 



THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 183 

inventory. Hilliard Veren and Henry Skerry were commis- 
sioned to examine the debits and credits, said Cranaver being 
indebted more than the estate is worth and make return to 
the next Salem court, posting notice so that all creditors will 
come in to demand their debts. 

Salem Quarterly Court Records, vol. 5, leaf 113. 

Inventory of the estate of Richard Craniver, taken by Ed- 
mond Bridges and Peter (his P mark) Cloys: two beds and 
furniture to them, 5li. ; tow chessts and 3 boxis, Hi. 8s.; one 
pott, one Iron kettle, skilit, 15s.; 2 hakes, tongs, fryin pan, 
gridiron, fiarshuvil, los. ; six ould chairs, 6s.; peutir, earthin 
ware and wooden ware, Hi. ; ould lumbar. Hi. 10s. ; 3 bushils 
of Ry, 7s.; 2 ould bibels, 6s.; warin cloethes, 21i. 16s.; lining, 
21i.; total, 161i. 3s. 

Eichard Craniver (also, Cranifurt, Cranifud), Dr. Nov. 29, 
1677, to William Andrew, 231i. 16s., balance of account due 
to the latter's grandfather, Capt. George Corwin; to Jno. 
Price, 661i. ; to Phillip Cromwel, by John Cromwell, 61i. 10s. 
6 3-M.; to Tho. Gardner, Hi. 8s. 7d.; to Jno. Hig- 
ginson, jr., 3li, 9s. 
Essex County Quarterly Court Files, vol. 27, leaves 120, 121. 

Estate of Richard Waters of Salem. 

"I Richard Waters being ancient and allso weak of body 
yet of good & pfect memory blessed be God do make this my 
last Will & Testament the i6 Day of July 1676 Imp' after all 
my real Debts be truly paid out of my estate with what charge 
doth arise about my Funerall, I do will & bequeath my whole 
Estate that God hath giuen me in this world to say house & 
Lands chattells, goods. Debts or what ever Estate I haue or 
of right belongs to mee, movable and immovable, To Joyce 
my beloued Wife for her to haue and to hold after my decease 
the time of her naturall Life for her necessary use & Comfort, 
and for that end whilst she remaine a widow to haue Liberty 
for her necessity to sell any p* of the s** Estate first of the 
movable an(J afterward of y^ house & Land if need require 
(provided it be with the aduise and assistance of my ouer- 
seers hereafter named,) but in case she be married then to 
haue no power to sell allinate or dispose of any of y^ s^ estat 
but to keep the housing in tenantable repair and the movables 
from damage to be disposed of as followeth. 

"It I giue what remaines of my estate at my wives decease 
to my Son William to be Secured in the hands of my Sonne 



18rt THE PBOBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

Ezekiel for to maintain his Brother William During his nat- 
urall life, in case my son Ezekiell be not willing to keep him 
if my Son John undertake it then he shall haiie Williams es- 
tate during his naturall life and at williams Death to be dis- 
posed of as followeth. It. I giue to my son James ten shill- 
ings. And to my son John ten shillings & to my son Ezekiell 
ten shillings and to my Daughter Martha ten shillings pro- 
vided there be left forty pound clear estate at my son Wil- 
liams Decease Allso my will is that the rest of my children 
viz Abigail punchard Mary English Susana Pulsiver and 
Hanah Striker who neither of them haue had any pt. or por- 
tion of my estate already as my fore mentioned Children have 
had, shall haue the rest of my estate that shall be left at my 
son Williams Decease, the Legacies The Legacies to my other 
Children being paid or deducted out as aforesd to be equally 
devided between them be the Estate more or less it being 
likely that what is left then will be most in the house & 
Ground Therefore my will is that my son Ezekiel shall haue 
the iirst refusall of the sd house & Ground, & next any one of 
my children If neither of them will not or cannot, then it may 
be sold to any other psons, to be devided as aforesd further I 
do declare and it is my will that the piece of ground for a 
housplott which I formerly gaue my Daughter Susana by 
word of mouth shee shall hold & injoy forthwith & forever 
hereafter. It. I entreat my Louing friends M*" Edm. Batter, 
m' Hilliard Verine, Sen"^ & Christopher Babbidge & 1 1 John 
Swinerton || to be my overseers, to take care that this my will 
be truly & faithfully pformed. It I appo)ait Joyce my sd be- 
loued Wife to be my sole Executrix." 

Eichard Waters (seal) 

Witness: Hilliard Yeren, sr., John Swinnerton. 

Proved in Salem court 28 : 9 : 1677 by the witnesses. 

Inventory of the estate of Eichard Waters, taken 25:7: 
1677, by John Swinnerton and Hilliard Veren, sr. : the west- 
em end of the dwelling House with the brew house and about 
halfe an Acre of Land, 701i. ; 4 Barrills of Molasses, 51i., and 
36 Bush, of malt, lOli. 8s. ; 8 Dozen of quart stone Juggs, 21i. ; 
A Copper with worme and Appurtenance, Tubs, barrells with 
all the lumber in the brew house & wood, 61i. ; Cash, 31i. 19s. ; 
a standing bedstead with bed, bolster, 3 pillows, Eugg, blan- 
kets, sheets, vallence & Curtains withall appurtinances, 71i. ; 
A Truckle bed and beding, 21i. 10s.; warming pan, 5s.; scales 
and waights, 10s. ; Books and Lumber in the parlor, 17s. ; 
wearing Apparril, woolin and linin, 5li. ; 3 old Chests, wheel & 



THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 185 

Cards, 10s. ; in the hall, earthen & wooden platters & pewter 
potts, 8s. ; 4 old Chayers, Table, stooles, payles & lumber, 10s. ; 
7 yds. of blew linin, 7s. ; swyue, 4li. ; Eopes & Tacles, 411. 12s. ; 
Iron, viz., 2 pots, Kettle, tongs, fire shovel and hawks, Hi.; 
in the hal Chamber, a straw bed, 10s. ; 4 Bushels of wheat & a 
barril of meale, Hi. 16s. ; linin, 4 p of sheets, bags and lumber, 
21i. 13s.; Creditor by severall psons, 281i. 7s. 4d. ; total, 14811. 
10s. 4d. ; Debtor to several persons, 16li. Is. 10 l-2d. Ee- 
mainder of estate is 13211. 8s. 5d. 
Essex County Quarterly Court Files, vol. 27, leaves 114, 115. 

Estate of Thomas Pickton of Salem. 

"In the name of god amen : I Thomas pickton being in perfit 
memorie doe make this my Last will and Testement this 
ninteenth day of October In the yeare of our Lord one Thou- 
sand six hundred seaventy seaven. my will is : first I commit 
my soule into the armes of my saviour Jesus Christ desireing 
to rest with hime for ever and my body to be buried at the 
discression of my executor heerafter mentioned. Item I doe 
make my Loueing wife Anne pickton my whole and sole 
executrix and doe glue unto her all my goods and Estate that 
god hath giuen me in this world within doores and without to 
dispose of it for her Liuelyhood and Comfort in this world 
And I doe appointe John Galley and Henry Bayley to be over- 
seerers to the true intent and meaning of this my will for the 
maiutainance and Comfort of my wife : And in witness I 
haue heareunto sett my hand the day & yeare first aboue writ- 
ten." Thomas Pickton. 

Witness: John (his J mark) Galley, Henry (his H mark) 
Bayley. 

Proved in Salem court 28 : 9 : 1677 by the witnesses and the 
overseers to take care the estate be not wasted whereby the 
widow may come to suffer want. 

Inventory of the estate of Thomas Pickton: Debts, to Mr. 
William Browne, sr., 17s. 8d. ; Francis Collings, 6d. ; John 
Stone, 5d. ; Edmund Gale, a bushell of Indian corne, 3s. 

Inventory taken by Joseph Dodge and Joseph Eaten: bill 
due to him, half money and half cloath, Lineing and wooling 
and shooes, 301i. ; by Thomas Blashfeild, 8s. ; by Eichard Hut- 
ten, nineteen bushels Indian corne to be paid the last of Febu- 
arie or Mar. 1 & 20 more that time next year following; Guil- 
bard Tapley, 311.; in his house in money, 2311. 



186 THE PROBATE EECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

Another inventory : due upon bill b}^ Joseph Dodge & 
Joseph Eaten, 301i. ; due upon bill by David Perkins, 181i. ; by 
Gilberd Tapley in sterling money, 31i. ; In his house in money, 
23li.; Beding, llli. 16s.; his wearing Cloathes, 8li. 6s.; Armes 
to traine with. Hi. 16s.; Pewter & Brass, 3li, 14s.; Tooles and 
Iron, 21i. 7s.; Chests, Boxes & Coubberd, 21i. 8s.; English 
Come, 21i. 16s. ; Indian Come, 9li. ; all his housing, 231i. ; 
Nate Cattle, 121i. 10s.; 2 Horses, a mare & colt, 81i. 15s.; A 
horse Cart, Hi. 5s. ; swine, 51i. ; sheep. Hi. ; In Land 20 Acres, 
10411.; Due bv Richard Hutten 39 bushalls Indian corne, 5H. 
17s.; by Thomas Blashfield, 8s.; total, 27711. 18s. Small debts 
to be paid, 31i. 8s. 9d. 

Attested in court 28 : 9 : 1677 by the overseers. 
Essex County Quarterly Court Files, vol. 27, leaves 112, 113. 

Estate of Obadiah Bridges of Ipswich. 

Administration upon the estate of Obadiah Bridges, intes- 
tate, was granted 6: 9m: 1677, to Elizabeth, the widow, who 
was ordered to bring in an inventory to the next Salem court. 
Ipswich Quarterly Court Records, vol. 5, page 298. 

Elizabeth, widow of Obadiah Bridges, brought in an in- 
ventory of his estate amounting to about 761i. and there being 
three children left, court Apr. 30, 1678, ordered that she pay 
611. to the eldest son and 51i. each to the other two when they 
come to age, the house and land to stand bound for the pay- 
ment of the children's portions. 

Ipswich Quarterly Court Records, vol. 5, page 335. 

Inventory of the estate of Obadiah Bridges taken Nov. 2, 
1677 : houseing and land, 601i. ; one Anvell & backe Iron, 2li. 
10s.; one pr. of Bellowse, 21i. 10s.; severall small tooles. Hi. 
10s. ; skalls & waights & hammer & naile rod, 14s. ; hay in the 
bame, 15s.; one feather bed & furniture belonging, llli. 9s.; 
one Trundell bed •& what belonging to it. Hi. 16s.; pewter, 
Brass and one Iron pott, llli. 17s. ; 2 tramells, tongs, fire slice 
and andirons. Hi. 14s. ; 1 gunn, raper, belt and powder horne, 
2li. 14s.; wooden wares, 16s. 3d.; Earthen wares, fining ware 
and chairs, 19s. 2d. ; 2 bibles, baskets & other small things as 
cradell, table wheele, friing pan. Hi. 17s. ; severall tubbs & 
other things in the seller, Hi. 10s. ; 2 holand pillebers & 2 
paire of sheets & 2 table cloths, napkins, towells and shorts, 
31i. lis. 8d. ; his owne weareing cloaths & other linings, 6li. 
13s. 6d. ; one pillion cloathe, 2 chests & 2 boxes, 21i. 12s.; In- 
dian corne & wooden wares, 31i. 4s.; one howe, 31i. 5s.; one 



THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 187 

horse, 4li. ; one coult of four yers ould, 2li. ; seven shepe, 21i. 
10s.; seven swine, 3li. 6s.; total, 13311. 1-ls. Id. Debts due 
from the estate, 5611, 7s. 10 l-2d. ; total estate remaining, 7611, 
10s. 3 l-2d. 

Attested in Ipswich court Apr, 30, 1678 by the adminis- 
tratrix. 

An account of the debts due from the estate of Obadiah 
Bridges: due to Mr. William Goodhue marchant, as apers by 
Mr, Groodhews Book, 1211. 4s.; to Mr. Frances Wainwrite as 
apers by book, 911. 6s. 5 l-2d. ; to Andrew Peters as apers by 
his Afermation on his book and bill, llli. 19s. ; Mr. Jno. 
Wainewrite, 211. Is. ; Mr. Jno. Backer, Hi. 6s. ; Joseph Saf- 
ford, Hi. Is. 6d. ; Thomas Newtnan, 15s. 6d. ; Jno. Bridges, 
Hi. 10s.; Edmond Bridges, sr., 8li. Is.; Jams Foller, -411. 12s,; 
ould goodman Fellows, 13s.; Nathaniell Rust, 15s. 5d. ; Sam- 
uell Bushop, 111. 10s. ; Simond Stase, 7s. ; Cristifor Bouls, 
13s. ; Georg Hadlay, 5s, ; Richerd Sachwell, Hi. 10s. ; Roger 
Darby, 13s.; Samuell Yonglove, jr., 17s.; Eleihew Wardwell, 
14s.; Frances Yonge, Hi. 5s,; Isack Foster, 13s.; John Chap- 
man, 7s. 6d. ; Walter Roper & his son N^athaniell, 13s. ; 
Samll. Hart, 6s. ; Jno. Haris, 9s. ; Jno. Spark, 14s. ; Jno. Tod, 
14s. 4d. ; Thomas Knoulton, 3s. 6d. ; Robert Pearce, Hi. ; to 
the constable for Rates, 211.; Samll. Eires, Hi.; Thomas 
Eires, 14s. ; to ye widdowe Kimball of Boston, 311. ; Samll. 
Noyses, 3s.; Mr. George Person of Boston, 16s.; total, 561i. 
7s. 10 l-2d. 

Essex County Probate Files, Docket 3,308. 

Whereas the house and land of Obadiah Bridges stand 

bound for the payment of the children's portions which is 

1611., the court Mar. 29, 1681 releases the said house to Na- 

thanlell Rust, he giving security with his own bond of 301i. 

Ipswich Quarterly Court Records, vol. 5, page 366. 

Estate of Nicholas Batt of Newbury. 

"In the Name of God Amen I Nicolass Batt of Newbury, 
in N : England being Aged and weak of body ; though in full 
and perfect Memoiy ; Doe make and ordaine my last will and 
Testament, for the disposing of my esteat in maner and forme 
as followeth. Imp*": I give my body to y^ dust to be buried, 
and my Soul unto god that gave it. And as for my worldly 
goods I doe will and dispose of as followeth. first I give to 
my daughter, mary Elithorp or har haiers a fether-bed, bols- 
ter, and pillow, w* a p"" of Sheets, and a p'^ of blankets, 2 to 



188 THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

Sarah mihill, I doe give a cow, and a p"". of Sheets, w* the six 
yews and lamias tha^^ have alredy 3 to my two grand- Children 
Nicolas Webster, and ISTicolas mihill, I give ech of them yew 
and a lamb, -i to my : 3 grand-daughters, Sarah Webster, 
mary Elithorp, and Sarah Mihill, I give to ech of them a 
pewter plater. 5 All the Eest of my esteat, both Lands, hous- 
ing, orchard, and Chattells or moveable estat I give to my 
Wife dureing har lifetime provided y* She Continew a wid- 
dow; exept a lott of meadow w*^'' I gave to John Webster att 
his mariege : also I make my wife Sole Executrix of my es- 
tate 6 And after my Wife is deceased I doe order and ap- 
point y* all y^ estat that is remaining. Shall be equally de- 
vided into five equall parts, and y* my daughter Anne Webs- 
ter, Shall have two parts : and y® other three parts. Shall be 
equally devided, betwen my two daughters, mary and Sarah, 
or thaier haiers, allwaies provided y* John Webster, or his 
haiers being my daughter ann's Children, Shall have liberty 
to buy tlie land of both my other Children, that is, thaier 
parts, if he or his haiers will give full as much for it, as any 
other man will give, 7 Also I doe desier, and appoint my Lov : 
freinds, Eichard Dole, and Benjamin Rolfe over-seers to see 
that this my will and Testament be performed according to 
the full intent thereof in evry perticuler; and for to declare 
y* this is my last will and testamet I have hereunto Sett my 
hand and Seall this eighteenth day of June Anno Dom: one 
thousand, Six hundred, Seaventy fouer." 

ISTichlas Batt (seal) 

Witness : Richard Dole, Jn". Dole. 

Proved in Ipswich court Mar 26, 1678 by the witnesses. 

Inventory taken Dec. 12, 1677, by Samuell Ploumer and 
Benjamin Rolef : houesing and orchard with the land the trees 
stand on, 401i. ; aboute to akers & halef of land called coul- 
mans lot, 201i. ; a lott of meadow called silvers lot about 5 
akers, 251i. ; another lot of medow about 5 Akers below 
Ileslyes, 301i. ; a lott & halef of meadow att plom iland, 18li. ; 
a free hould, 201i. ; halef an Aker medow at pine Iland bredg, 
21i. ; a hoores, 21i. ; to cowes, 71i. ; 18 sheepe, 81i. to pigs, 14s. ; 
feather bed. bouster, pelow, pr. blanchetes, pr. sheates, rugg & 
bedsted, lOli. ; another f ether bed, bouster, pelow, cooverled, 
pr. blancketes, a small bedsted, 81i. ; seven pr. of sheetes, 51i. ; 
6 napkens, 3 towels, tabell cloth. Hi. ; to chests & 3 boxes. Hi. ; 
pewi;er. Hi. 10s.; to ketteles, to skilletes, to poots, 21i. 10s.; 
tabell, chaliers & couchons, Hi. ; gunn, swoord. Hi. 5s. ; warm- 



THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 189 

ing pann & frying pann, 15s. ; fire tramell, pott hoiikes & other 
things. Hi. ; loome & tackling, 5li. ; part of a bar. poarke, Hi. 
10s.; sadell — peilling. Hi.; wooll & yearne, Hi. 10s.; lumber, 
Hi. ; deptes if gotten, 201i. ; to yd. 1-2 cloth, 7s. 6d. ; wareing 
Clothes & boocks, 13li. 10s.; 3 barreles seider. Hi. 10s.; total, 
23911. Is. 6d. ; about 6 load of hay, 3li. ; to pellow ceases, 10s. 

Attested in Ipswich court Mar. 26, 1678 by Lusie Batt rel- 
ict of Nicolas Batt. 

Mr. ISTois, 14s. ; Capten geris, 6s. ; Jhon bartlet, 3s. 2d. ; 
Eichard knit. Hi. 2s. ; Amos stickni, 5s. ; Josep plumer, 21i. 
3s. 4d. ; gorg litel, lli. 5s.; Tomas hale, sen., 6s.; Franses 
thuril, lli. 2s. ; Daniel cheny, lli. 3s. ; Danel thostin, lli. 8s. ; 
Danel meril, 19s. ; Eichard thoril, lli. 2s. ; nat. merel, lli. 6s. 
6d. ; Capt. gerish, 13s. 6d. ; Jonathan more, lis.; Edman 
more, sen., 3s. lOd. ; Jhon halle, 13s. 6d. ; Edman more, Junr., 
12s.; Jhon wilkot, 4li. 2s, 

Essex County Probate Files, Docket 2,134. 

Will of Nicolas Batt was proved Mar. 26, 1678, and objec- 
tion was made by John Webster. 

Ipswich Quarterly Court Records, vol. 5, page 303. 

Whereas Nicholas Batt of Newbury is lately deceased and 
the law gives liberty to prove a will before two magistrates, 
the clerk John Webster, who married the eldest daughter of 
said Batt, came to the Worshipfull Major Generall Denison, 
Esq., 6: 9m: 1677, and desired that no such will might be 
proved in private without his or his wife's knowledge, as they 
had something to say. They were so advised by the Honored 
Major Generall to have this caution entered. 

Ipswich Quarterly Court Records, vol. 5, page 299. 

Deposition of John Emery, Sr. and Mary his wife, that in 
1653 John Webster married Ann Batt, daughter of Nicolas 
Batt and in consideration of their marriage Nicolas Batt 
promised to give to the said Jolin Webster with his daugh- 
ter Ann his house he then lived in and all his lands that he 
had with all the priviledges belonging unto them after his 
and his wife's decease, and did immediately give to the said 
Ann possession of part of it in lieu of the whole and John 
Webster hath enjoyed it as his owm proper estate to this day 
without molestation ; furthermore Nicolas Batt promised to 
weave all the cloth that she made for nothing. Sworn in Ips- 
wich court Mar. 26, 1678. 

Deposition of John Emery, Jr., aged about fifty years, that 
in 1653 on the day that John Webster was contracted to Ann 



190 THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

Batt eldest daughter of Nicolas Batt of Newbury he being at 
his father Eniryes house heard Goodman Batt say that while 
he lived he would weave her cloth and after his decease and 
his wife's she as his heir should have all his houseing and 
lands for as his eldest daughter she should have a double por- 
tion and he accounted the houseing and land would amount to 
such a value; further Batt said that he would give his other 
children their portions as he could in his life time as he was 
able and in case he should die the other two daughters should 
have their portions out of his other estate. 

John Emery, Jr. confirmed this testimony Feb. 28, 1677 
before Jo. Woodbridg, com. 

Sworn in Ipswich court, Mar. 26, 1678. 

Deposition of John Webster, Jr., aged 22 years that about 
four or five months before the death of his grandfather Batt 
he heard his father and grandfather discoursing about build- 
ing a room to his gi-andfather Batt's house and if he did, of 
his gi-andfather giving him security from damage and his 
grandfather said he need not fear coming to loss for he had 
made a will and all his land was given to him after his death 
and his mother's; further, that ever since he took notice of 
things his father had enjoyed the orchard behind the house 
as his own and he had heard both his grandfather and grand- 
mother say that the orchard was his father's and that after 
their death he was to have all the rest of the lands. 

John Webster, Jr. confirmed this testimony Feb. 27, 1677 
and John Webster, Sr., before Jo. Woodbridge, com. Sworn in 
Ipswich court. Mar. 26, 1678. 

Ipswich Deeds, vol. 4, page 150. 

Petition to the Ipswich court Apr. 30, 1678, of John Webs- 
ter of Newbury, showing that Nicolas Batt "late of Newbury 
did before the marrage of the petitioner to his daughter Ann, 
freely promise his house and lands with the priviledges 
thereto belonging, after his own and his wife's decease as a 
portion to his said daughter, yet notwithstanding, the said 
Nicolas Batt made his will and disposed of his land as his 
other estate, (which your petitioner conceives was not be- 
queathable being before disposed of to him on the marriage of 
his daughter) and the petitioner is debarred from the pos- 
session of the said land till after the death of the relict of the 
said Nicolas, who being made executrix of the will offereth 
the land to sell, whereby the petitioner is endangered to be de- 
feated of his just right, and he asks that the land may be se- 



THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 191 

cured and not alienated, or at least to accept this address into 
the public records of the court as a testimony of the petition- 
ers continued claim. 

The Court Apr. 30, 1678 ordered that it may be recorded. 

Ipswich Deeds, vol. 4, page 155. 

Estate of William Hollingworth of Salem. 

Ellinor Hollingworth informed the court of several uncer- 
tain reports of the death of her husband Wm, Hollingworth 
and having wasted some time and not being able to get any 
certain information from all the vessels that have arrived, 
court 27:9: 1677, ordered that the estate be placed in her 
hands and that she should act in the improvement of it as if 
her husband were yet alive until more information be received 
or the court order otherwise. Said Elenor was given power of 
attorney. 

Salem Quarterly Court Records, vol. 5, leaf 110. 

Administration upon the estate of William Holingworth, 
intestate, granted 26:9: 1678 to Elenor the relict of the de- 
ceased, who brought in an inventory of the estate and gave 
oath to the truth of it. The estate being debter much more 
then the inventory amounts to it is ordered that all creditors 
make their claim to Mr. Edmond Batter and Mr. Wm. 
Bowditch of Salem who are to make return thereof to the 
next November court that the estate may then be proportioned 
as far as it will go to pay the debts. 

Salem Quarterly Court Records, vol. 5, leaf 123. 

Account of what debts of her husband William Holling- 
wood, Elinor Hollingwood have paid since his departure, out 
of my owne labor not diminishing his estate, but making use 
of other mens estate which I was trusted for and am in debt 
for most of it still: to Mr. Thomas Kellon paid him in part 
& am Engaged to pay him the remainder, the whole being 
191i. 18s. ; to Mathew Nickson paid him for a hogsd. of to- 
bacco my husband had of him & for his wages to Virginea 
being arrested, 12li. ; to Hugh Woodberry paid him for his 
wages to Virginea with my husband I being threatned to be 
arrested for it, 31i. 3s. ; to Mr. Edmond Batter paid him for a 
debt of my husbands, 201i. 18s. ; to Mr. Heman of Charles- 
towne paid him for a debt of my husbands being arrested, 9li. 
13s. ; to John Becket paid him for ship car])entry worke due to 
him from my husband. Hi. 16s.; total, 671i. 8s. 



192 THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

Inventory of the estate of Mr. William Hollingwood, de- 
ceased, taken by Josejih Grafton and Thomas Gardner, sr. 
and given in Aug. 29, 1677 by his wife, Mrs. Elinor Holling- 
wood: the Howse and land being mortgaged to Mr. Phillip 
Crummell; one Bedd, one Blankett, one Coverled, one Bols- 
ter & Bedsteed & curtains, 51i. ; one cubbard & 3 Tables, 211. 
10s.; Five leather chaires. Hi. 5s.; Six old chaires, 10s.; one 
chest, 18s.; Seven Framed pictures & 2 Boxes, 9s.; one paire 
of Andirons & one warming pan. os., total, lOli. 17s. These 
things being in the best roome. In the Kitchen : 2 Kettles & 
3 skilletts, 21i. 10s. ; 2 potts, 5s. ; 2 paire of scales, one skim- 
mer, a Basting Ladle forke and Leaden weights, 10s. ; 6 pew- 
ter platters. Hi. 4s.; 2 plates, one candlestick, 3 qrt potts, 2 
cupps, 2 Basons & salt, 10s. ; one Jack & 2 spitts, Hi. ; 2 paire 
of tongs, one paire of Andirons & firepan, 8s.; one Fryeing 
pan, 2 hakes & a griddiron, 10s. ; one morter & pestell & 1 
doz. of Trenchers, 5s. ; one paire of Bellowes & a smoothing 
Iron, 3s. ; one Table & Forme, 5s. ; total, 71i. 10s. In the cham- 
ber above : one feather Bed, one paire of Blanketts, 31i. ; one 
Flocke Bed & Bolster, one Blankett & one old Eugg, Hi. 5s. ; 
2 Bedsteeds, A table & one chest & settle. Hi. 5s. ; total, 51i. 
10s. In the other chamber : one Feather Bedd, Bolster & pil- 
low, one Blankett, Bedsteed & curtaines, 61i, ; one coverled & 
one cubbard, 21i. 10s.; one Table & 3 green chaires, 15s.; 3 
trunks & a chest. Hi. 10s. ; Looking glass & Trundle Bedsteed, 
Hi.; 4 paire of sheetes & one sheete, 51i. ; 4 paire of old 
sheetes. Hi. 5s. ; 4 paire of pillowbeers, Hi. ; 3 Table cloathes, 
2 cubbard cloathes, eleven Napkins, Hi. 15s.; 13 Napkins, 10 
Towells, Hi.; one paire of pistolls & holsters, 2 Eapiers & 2 
Belts, 161i. ; one saddle. Hi. 5s.; 3 carpetts & one little one, 
Hi. 4s. ; A Blacke Suite & cloake, 51i. ; one paire of drawers, 
one Wastcoat & Boote hose Topps, 18s. ; total, 461i. 2s. In the 
Brew Howse : the Copper & Brewing Tubbs, 201i. ; a Fowleing 
peece & Sword, Hi. 10s. ; A port mantle, 2 chamber potts & a 
dripping pan, Hi.; total estate, 921i. 9s. Also severall debts 
that are supposed to be due exceeding the estate. 

Elen the relict of the deceased was granted power of admin- 
istration upon her husl^and's estate who attested to this inven- 
tory in the Salem court 26: 9m: 1678. 

Essex County Quarterly Court Files, vol. 30, leaves 19, 20, 

The debts of William Hollingwood brought in Nov. 25, 
1679 by Edmund Batter and Wm. Bowditch: to Mr. Hay- 
man of Charlestown, 231i. ; Mr. Edward Groves, 51i. lis.; Mr. 
Edward Norrice, 30s. ; total, 3011, is. 



THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 193 

The court at Salem ordered Ed. Batter and Mr. Bowditch 
to pay the creditors as far as the estate would go. 

According to an order of the court 36: 9: 1679 Edmund 
Batter and Wm. Bowditch proportioned the estate as follows : 
to Mr. Grove, 51i. 4s. 6d.; Mr. Haman, 211i. 12s.; Mr. N"or- 

rice. Hi. 8s. 6d. ; to expences & paying the . 

Essex County Quarterly Court Files, vol. 32, leaf 22. 

Estate of John Jones of Newbuet. 

Administration upon the estate of John Joanes was granted 
27:9:1677, to Mr. Tho. Woodbridg, with Capt. Nicholas 
Page as surety, and he was ordered to bring in an inventory to 
the next Ipswich court. 

Salem Quarterly Court Records, vol. 5, leaf 111. 

"In y* name of god amen : I John Jones of ISTewbery in y*^ 
County of Essex in ISTew England shipcarpenter : being at 
present of a sound minde & memory and in competent health 
of body yet considering that I am now taking a uoyage to sea, 
& knowing the danger thereof, and y'^ uncertainty of my life, 
haue thought it meet, & doe accordingly make this my last 
will and testament : Impr : I bequeath & resigne my soul into 
y'' hands of god that gaue it And as for my worldly goods and 
outward estate, whether reall, personall, or mixt, of what kind 
or natuere soeuer they be (my just debts being first payd) I 
giue and bequeath wholly and absolutely and euery 
part, and pcell thereof, unto my Dear and Louing mother 
Anne White to be ordered and disposed of by her, as shee in 
her wisdome shall judge meet whoe alsoe I doe hereby make 
my sole Executrix of this my last will and testament. By all 
my estate, I mean my third part of a plantation at S* Thomas 
his parish in Barbadoes which was left me by my father 
Thomas Jones his will, and alsoe whatsoeuer else of his estate 
there which in right belongethe to me & alsoe all my debts 
there or in New England together w*'' my tooles or w^euer is 
mine, and I doe hereby make voyd all former wills or ingage- 
ments of this kinde either by word or writing whatsoever. 

In wittness whereof I haue hereunto sett my hand and seal, 
this seuenteenth day of July in y® year of o"^: Lord one thou- 
sand six hundred seuenty and six 1676 :" 

John Jones. 

Witness : Hilliard Veren, Jun'., Hilliard Veren, Sen^ 

Proved in Salem court 30:9:1677 by the witnesses. 

Essex County Quarterly Court Files, vol. 27, leaf 108. 



194 TBE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

Mrs. An White presenting a written will of John Joanes, 
proved by the oath of two witnesses, was ordered to bring in 
an inventory to the next Ipswich court. 

Salem Quarterly Court Records, vol. 5, leaf 112. 

Whereas John Jones of ISTewbury died intestate and under 
age, and there had been produced in this court an authentic 
copy under the hand of the secretary of Barbadoes of the will 
of Thomas Jones, father of said John, in which it was pro- 
vided that if John Jones should die under age, his estate 
should revert to the only daughter, now wife of Thomas 
Woodbridge of Newbury, to whom administration had been 
granted, said Woodbridge brought in an inventory Mar. 26, 
1678, and it was allowed. 

Ipswich Quarterly Court Records, vol. 5, page 302. 

Inventory of the estate of John Joanes who died in 1676, 
taken Mar. 25, 1678 and brought in by Thomas Wood- 
bridge: his third part of his plantation in the Barbados, 
lOOli. ; the Rent of it one yeare 200011. suger, lOli. ; mony 
due from Mr. Car, Hi. 18s. ; one mare & colt, 21i. ; 2 small 
sheepe, 14s.; 1 cloake, 2li. ; total, 11611. 12s. The estate is Dr. 
to Mr. Marsh, lis. ; Thomas Woodbridge, 4s.; Mr. Dole, 3s. 

Allowed by the Ipswich court Mar. 26, 1678. 

Copy, Ipsivich Deeds, vol. 4, page 153. 

Estate of Nicholas Potter of Salem. 

"I nicholas Potter of Salem, being weak in body, but of 
good & perfect memory & vnderstanding blessed be God, doe 
make this my last will & testament this 10: S""": 1677, first, 
after mv debts & funerall charges be paid, the rest of my es- 
tate T dispose of as followeth, viz: whereas I lately made a 
deed to my sonn Pobert Potter of my house & land at linn, 
dated 26 of May 1675, which conveyance I doe by this my last 
will & testament confirme, upon the condition therein ex- 
spressed, to be observevd, 2 for the land in the north feild in 
Salem, which T had in a former will giuen to my daughter 
Elizabeth Newall. but made it voyde in the aboue said convey- 
ance, which said land I doe now giue & bequeath the said land 
be it more or less, to my two sons had by mv last wife viz : 
Samuell & Benjamin, to be to them Sr tbeire heirr^s for euer in 
equall part. 3 Alsoe I giue & bequenth to mv said two sonns, 
Samuell Sz Benjamin all that my hou^ie S: gronnd at Bostone, 
to tbem & theire heires, an oquall part, to iiiiov it at the ajre 
of twentv one vears & if either of tbem dv before, the whole 



THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 195 

to be to the surviver, only my will is that out of the said house 
& ground, there shall be pd to my two daughters viz: Sarah 
& Mary each of them the value of ten pounds to be paid them 
within one yeare after my sons come of age to injoy the sd 
house & ground. 4. I giue & bequeath that which will be due 
to me from Isaack Williams at or after my decease, as by his 
mortgage to me doe appeere, which is eighty pounds : viz : to 
my Daughter Bethiah hue pounds, & the reast I giue to all my 
six children, borne by my last wife viz : Samuell, 
Benjamin, Sarah, Mary, Hannah & the said Bethiah, to be 
equaly devided betweene them. 5. Alsoe I give & be- 
queath, to my said six children, viz. Samuell, Ben- 
jamin, Sarah, Mary, Hanna, & Bethiah, my house & 
ground adjoyning in Salem, to haue each of them an equall 
part or the value of it, alsoe about four acres of ground caled 
Pigden's lot to be equally deuided. 6 I giue & bequeath to 
my fouer daughters, viz : Sara, Mary, Hanah & Bethiah, all 
my moueables & houshold stuff &c : to be equally deuided be- 
tweene them. 7 And my will is that what I haue giuen aboue 
said to all or either of my children, they shall haue & injoy 
it to them selues & theire heires foreuer, when they come to 
the age the sons at twenty one years & the daughters at eigh- 
teene yeares or marriage & in the meane time the rents & 
profits of the whole estate viz : houses & land & efects of what- 
euer is elce, to be for the breeding up of my sd children, soe 
far as it will goe, at y® ordering & discression of my executor 
& over seers (here after exsprest) 

"8 My will is that if God should see good to take by death 
any of my said children before they come to age or are 
marryed, as aforesaid, that then there p* to be equally de- 
uided amongst the suruiuers : that is to say respectiuely where 
they are all concerned, there all to share in y® deceased's pt: 
& the sons Joyntly, the suruier to haue y*^ whole of the de- 
ceased sons, but if both die before they com of age then the 
daughters to haue theire estate deuided amongst them, & 
where Sarah & Mary are concerned together in the twenty 
pound out of the house at Boston : the suruier to Injoy the 
whole, or if both dy before they come of age, then the whole 
to be equally deuided amongst the rest of the suruiuing chil- 
dren, & if Bethiah dy before she be of age or married her flue 
pound to be deuided amongst the suruiuing children Lastly 
I doe desire & apoynt my Hon** father John Gedney to he sole 
executor of this my last will & testament, & my- son Robert 
Potter & my brothers, Bartholmew Gidney & Elezaer Gidney 



196 THE PROBA.TE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

to be ouerseers. In witnes heare of I haue put to my hand & 
seale the day & yeare aboue written." 

Nicholas (his P mark) Potter (seal) 

Witness: Hilliard Veren, Sen',, Nathaniell Beadle. 

Proved 29 : 9 : 1677 by the witnesses. 

Inventory of the estate of Nicholas Potter, taken Oct. 25, 
1677, by Hilliard Yeren, sr. : liis dwelling house in Salem 
with about halfe an acre of Ground adjoyning, beinq- most pt 
an oarchard, 701i. ; about 4 acres of ground called Pigdens 
Poynt, 20li. ; about 5 acres of land in the north feild, lOli. ; an 
old feather bed, bolster, 3 pillowes pt of a bolster, an old blan- 
kett & Rugg, 31i. ; a smale old feather bead, 2 blanketts, old 
Rugg & old flock pillows, 21i. 5s.; severall smale lumber in a 
chest, 5s. ; wearing apparrell, 5li. ; 1 ell cloath rash, an old 
child's blanket & old child's coat, 16s. ; an old cattaile bed, old 
curtaines & 2 or 3 old pillowes with an old blankett & covering, 
Hi. 6s. ; pewter, 18s. ; brass pan & warming pan, 8s. ; an Iron 
kettle, 2 potts, hake & fire pan. Hi. 2s.; a chest with a small 
pr. Doggs, 2 old swords, with some Iron lumber, 12s. ; earth 
ware, 2s. ; a wooll & linen wheels, 8s. ; 3 or four old hats & 
pr. shooes, 10s. ; 7 old chaires at 7s., a Joyne stoole & som 
old barrells, 2s.; linnen, 46s.; bookes, 10s.; swine, 16s.; a 
cow, 40s. ; a cubbord & 3 bedsteeds, 30s., 41i. 6s. ; a chest. 6s. ; 
13 B. aples, 10s. ; wood, 7s. ; a flock bed with feathers, with 2 
Jarrs, 20s. ; curtain rods & spitt, 5s. ; due from Isaack Wil- 
liams to be pd in 4 yeare, 801i. ; one house & Land att boston 
apprised by Mathew Barnard & Edw. Grant, besids the house 
& land at linn formerly giuen to his son Robert Potter, 901i. ; 
total, 20611. lis. Estate debtor to severall, 151i. ; several 
charges, 41i. 

Attested in Salem court 29 : 9 : 1677 by the executor, 

Nicholas Potter, Dr., to Capt. George Corwin, a boat. Hi. 
8s,; John Milk, 21i. 12s.; Goodwife Bamfeld, 10s.; Tho. Rix, 
9s.; Mr. Batter, 5s.; Mr, Wm. Brown, sr., 61i. 7s. 6d. ; Mr. 
Neale, 7s. ; Philip Crumwell, 21i. 19s. ; Walter Skinner, 2s. 6d, 
Essex County Quarterly Court Files, vol. 27, leaves 110, 111. 

Agreement made between William Roch and Hannah his 
wife daughter of Nicholas Potter late of Salem, deceased, and 
Mary (her f mark) Elson and Bethia (her f mark) Witt the 
other daughters of said Potter as a final settlement and dis- 
tribution of said estate : that Mary Ellson and Bethia Witt 
shall have for their part the house, land and appurtinances 
that was their father's being in Boston situate in the back 



THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 197 

Street in the north end of the Towne near the dwelling house 
of the Eev. Increas Mather^ in equal parts ; that William Roch 
and Hanah his wife shall have for their part the dwelling 
house, Land and appurtinances that was the said Potter's sit- 
uated in Salem bounded on the south with the street or high- 
way, on the east with the land of Wiliam Bath and land that 
was formerly the widow Eastwick's, on the north with the 
land of Joseph Miles, deceased, and on the west with the land 
of Kathaniel Gedney & also a peice of land on the Neck in 
Salem called Picdens point being about four acres. Signed 
and sealed Aug. 14, 1697. Witness: Bethiah Gedney, Debora 
Gedney. 

Acknowledged Aug. 14, 1697 before the Hon. Bartho. Ged- 
ney, Judge of probate, which is allowed and confirmed by him. 
Essex County Probate Files, Docket 33,582. 

Estate of John Langdon. 

Administration upon the estate of John Langdon, intestate, 
was granted 30 : 9 : 1677 to Steephen Haskett, who brought in 
an inventory amounting to 171i. 6s., and whatever more estate 
came to his knowledge he was to make return. 

Michaell Comes and Peter Joy, aged about forty years, de- 
posed that they heard John Langdon say that he gave to Eliz- 
abeth Haskitt, daughter of Mr. Stepheen Heskitt, lOli., and 
what else there was left was to be divided among said Heskitt's 
children. This was said Langdon's desire when he went away 
with Mr. Eliezer Devenportt out of the country in December, 
1676. Sworn, 22 : 8 : 1677, before Wm. Hathome, assistant. 

Inventory of the estate of John Langdon : tene quintals of 
merchantable Cod fish, 71i. 10s.; bill of William Smaldridg, 
31i. ; by Lilford's bill, 3li. 2s. ; by his wages and clos to por- 
taingall, 6li. 18s.; total, 201i. 10s. Debts to Edward Bus, 31i.; 
to Gelbard Taply, Hi. 4s. 

Attested in Salem court 30:9:1677 by Mr. Steephen 
Haskett. 

Essex County Quarterly Court Files, vol. 27, leaf 105. 

Estate of Obadiah Eich of Salem. 

Administration upon the estate of Obadiah Eich, intestate, 
was granted 30:11:1677, to Bethia, the widow, who made 
oath to an inventory brought in. 



198 THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

Inventory of the estate of Obadiali Eich, taken 28 : 11 : 
1677, by Hilliard Veren, sr. and Henry West: bed, halfe filled 
with feathers, the old rug & old blanketts & certaines with an 
old broaken bedsteed & aprtenances & 2 feather pillowes, 211. 
10s.; an old trunk & in it an old hamaker & 3 old sheets & 
two old pr. pillow beeres, 4 or 5 old towells & naptkins, 16s.; 
a little looking glass, Is. 6d. ; a little old pewter & 4 porring- 
ers, 6s. ; a lattin candlestick & funell & glass bottle & 2 or 3 
old peeces of tin ware, 2s. ; a spitt, cottrells, a pott & litle Iron 
kettle, fier shovell & tonges, 10s. ; a cushion & beaker & old 
cloath & old chest, 5s. ; 3 old chaires & old little tabel made of 
a peece of pine board, broaken stoole & som lumber, 5s.; 3 
piggs, 16s.; an old paile & som lumber, 2s.; due for nursing 
a child, 31i. 10s.; for som old codlines, 15s.; total, 91i. 18s. 
6d. Estate Dr. to several men : to Mr. Batter, 51i. ; to Capt. 

Price, 201i. ; to Capt. Corwin, lOli. ; Thos. Ives, ; to Sam- 

uell Williames, 12s. 6d. ; to som other men not yet knowm. 

Attested in Salem court 30 : 11 : 1677 by Bethiah, the relict, 
Essex County Quarterly Court Files, vol. 27, leaf 124. 

Estate of Mrs. Edith Dodge of Beverly. 

"Know all persons whom it may concerne that I Edeth 
Dodge of Beauerle neere Salem in the county of Essex ||wid- 
dowjj being weake of bodie but of good and perfect memory 
blessed be god doe make this my last will and Testament in. 
manner as followeth Impr I giue vnto my two daughters 
II Mary herric and Sara Woodberre|| for there children, equally 
to be deuided between them for there childrens vse all my 
wearing apparrell with my bed bedstead and furniture there- 
vnto Belonging my Cubbard Chest warming pan and all other 
goods belonging to mee in the roome where I now [live] Also 
I giue vnto my daughters for there children my two Cowes 
and sheepe Item I giue vnto my son Edward Dodge my horse 
and what els may be comming to mee from him for his daugh- 
ter Also I giue vnto the rest of my sons all that that remaines 
due vnto mee which I was to haue had by my husbands will 
for there children and my will is that my Cubbard Bedstead 
and chest if my son Edward please to retaine it in the roome 
where it is that he may buy it uppon reasonable tearmes." 

Edith Dodge dying intestate, administration was granted 
Feb. 14, 1677, by Samuell Symonds, Esq., Dep. Gov., and Maj. 
Gen. Denison, Esq., to John Dodge and Zachiah Herrick, and 
the estate to be divided according to the above writing. 



THE PHOBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 199 

Inventory taken Jan. 28, 1677 by John Eayment and Isaac 
Hull : bed^ Bolster and two pillars, 41i. 10s. ; Seaven Blanketts 
and one rugg, 21i. ; Curtaines and vallens, 10s. ; One bed and 
boolster, Hi. 5s. ; bedsteed, 10s. ; bed cord, 2s. 6d. ; new Wooll- 
en cloth. Hi. 10s.; new linnen cloth, 2li. 2s.; sheetes, Hi. 10s.; 
Pillowbees, Hi. 2s. ; Napkins, 10s. ; other Linnen, 3s. ; In silk, 
10s.; hat and hat case, 10s.; her woollen clothing, 13li. ; Iron 
and brasse, Hi. 16s.; In puter. Hi, 8s.; Earthen vessells, 6s.; 
One Cubbard, two chests, 21i. 18s. ; Two Cowes, three sheepe, 
81i. ; A Box, 2s. ; In money, 61i.^ 6s. ; total, 501i. 10s. 6d. 

Attested in Ipswich court Mar. 26, 1678 by the adminis- 
trators. 

Also to this inventory of the Widdow Dodg, due from her 
son John Dodg, 91i. ; from her son Eichard Dodg, 7li. ; son 
Edward Dodg, 61i. ; son Samuell Dodg, 121i. ; son Josepth 
Dodg, 81i. ; total, 421i. 

The estate was divided according to the directions given by 
their mother and aU were well satisfied as witness Mar. 26, 
1678, John Dodge, Zacharia herrick, Richard (his O mark) 
Dodg, Edwarde (his X mark) Dodge, Sammule Dodge, Peter 
Woodbery, Josepth Dodge. 

Attested in Ipswich court Mar. 26, 1678 by Zachery Herick 
and John Dodge. 

Essex County Prolate Files, Docket 7,824. 

Estate of John Knight of Newbury. 

Administration upon the estate of John Knight of New- 
bury, intestate, was granted Mar. 26, 1678, to Bathshebah his 
widow, who was ordered to bring in an inventory to the next 
September court, and she was bound. 

Ipswich Quarterly Court Records, vol. 5, page 303. 

Inventory* of the estate of Jo. [John dup.l Knight taken 
Mar. 15, 1677-78: his [hous] and barn, lOOli., 75 akers of 
land 51i. pr. acker, 47511.; 9 Cowes, 361i., 4 oxen, 221i., 4 
steares and hef ers thre year owlds, 581i. ; 4 steares and hefers 
tow year owld. 81i. ; tow yearlings, 21i. ; tow stears, 81i. ; hors 
and cowlet, 41i. ; 38 shep, 151i. ; 8 swin, 71i.; his waring 
aparill, 81i. ; 9 pare of shetes, 71i. ; 36 napkins, 21i. ; bostar 
Casis and pillo Casis, 21i. ; 5 fether bedes, 4 boasters, 3 pillose, 
181i. ; cortins, Hi. ; 3 Roudges, 2 Coverlites, 9 blinckites, 91i. ; 
5 beade stedes and a cubard, 41i. ; tow tabels. Hi. lOs. ; 3 
Cheste and a trownck. Hi. ; 4 Chares, 10s. ; 3 Cushins, 6s. ; tow 

•Duplicate Inventory, Docket 15,982. 



200 THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

warmin pans^ Ids. ; putei-;, 31i. ; bras Cetels and scillites, 31i. ; 
potes and pot huckes, tramills, spite, fring pans, anddears, 
31i. ; barills, Cillars, treaies, dishis, trenshars, lli., bookes, Hi., 
botels, lantron, 2li. 12s.; 3 guns, 3li., Cotelish, 10s., wightes 
and scales, 10s., sadell and pillion, 5li. 5s.; 3 sewefes, 4s.; 40 
bou. of Indean Coren, 5li. ; barill of porck, 31i. ; a whell and 
2 pare of Gardes and a Eell, 10s. ; Carte and dung pot, wheles, 
youckes and chaines, 31i. ; shovell, spade, 2 howes, 3 axis, 3 
widgis, 16s., a plow and eiern, 5s.; betell Eiengs and owld 
tubes, 5s. ; 2 dripin jians and erthen potes, 6s. ; [tow lampes, 
2s. dup.] ; pare of townges and pele and gredieron, 5s. ; tow 
sawes, augars, Chissels, hamar and pinseares, lli. ; mortar 
and pesell, 6s. ; 3 prownges, 4s. ; a negar man, 251i. ; severall 
biles if all due and nothing Eeseved, 12711. 14s.; eight part of 
a vesill and parte of a Cargoo gon to barbados, 40li. ; 20 bou. 
of barly due from Jo. [Joseph, dup.] downar, 451i. ; for a 
Cowe, dwe for a hors, 41i. ; of Josep Knight, 451i. ; dept of 
Eieh. dole, 55li. ; book depts due to the Estat, 501i. 5s. 7d. ; 
total, lOllli. 18s. 7d. Debts to be paid out of the Estat: to 
John Bartlets wife, 40li, ; Josep downers chidren, 301i. ; Capt. 
Gerish in money, 9li. ; Josep toppan in money, 71i. ; Mr. 
Clarke, 31i. ; Mr: byfeeld, 41i.; Mr. Moss, lli. lOs.; Peeter 
topan, 41i. ; Tl-istam Coffin, 71i. 10s. ; total 10611. abated out of 
the Estate leaves 90411. 13s. 7d. 

Attested in Ipswich court Sept. 24, 1678 by Bathsheba 
Knight wife of John Knight. 

Essex County Probate Files, DocJcet 15,983. 

The administratrix and overseers of the estate of John 
Knight of Newbury, deceased, petition the court to settle the 
estate as follows: the three sons of John Knight, Eichard, 
Benjamin and Isaack to have the house and barn valued at 
lOOli. and seventy five acres of land valued at 37511., divided 
equally among them ; and the three daughters eighty pounds 
a piece and the rest of the estate to the widow Bathsheba 
Knight who is to pav the debts out of her part. Allowed by 
the court Sept. 24, 1678. 

Ipswich Quarterly Court Records, vol. 5, page 337. 

Estate of John Hamons of Gloucester. 

Administration upon the estate of John Hamons, intestate, 
was granted Mar. 26, 1678, to Mary, the widow, who was to 
have the estate for the bringing up of the children. 

Ipswich Quarterly Court Records, vol. 5, page 303, 



THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 201 

Inventory of the estate of John Hamons taken at Glouces- 
ter Mar. 20, 1677 by James Steevens, Timothy Comes and 
Thomas Riggs : one dwelling house, 8li,, upland ground, lOli., 
18li. ; bedding & household stuf, 30s., one chest & 2 wheeles, 
Ss., Hi. 18s. ; one bible, 3s., one small swine, 5s., 8s. ; one old 
canoe, 5s., one old axe & other iron tooles, 5s., 10s. ; total, 201i. 
]6s. 

Attested in Ipswich court Mar. 26, 1678 by Mary, adminis- 
tratrix of the estate of John Hamons. 

Copy, Ipswich Deeds, vol. 4, page 143. 

Estate of Edward Wharton of Salem. 

Administration upon the estate of Edward Wharton, intes- 
tate, was granted Mar. 26, 1678, to Samuell Shattock, sr., and 
Samuell Shattock, jr., who were ordered to bring in an inven- 
tory to the next Salem court, and were bound. 

Ipstvich Quarterly Court Records, vol. 5, page 303. 

Samll. Shatock, sr., and Samll. Shattock, jr., administra- 
tors of the estate of Edward Wharton, brought in an inven- 
tory 25:4m: 1678, to which they made oath, and they were 
ordered to carry out the will of deceased as appeared by a writ- 
ing given in upon oath expressed a little while before he 
died. 

Salem Quarterly Court Records, vol. 5, leaf 117. 

Samuell Shattock, sr., aged about fifty-eight years, deposed 
that he was often with Edward Wharton in the time of his 
sickness, the latter having desired him to look after his es- 
tate as per a writing under his hand, and was of good under- 
standing when he spoke as follows : "he said he would giue 
fiue pounds towards a hurrying place, and he said he did giue 
to Mary Trask the wife of Henry Trask fiue pounds : alsoe he 
did giue to Hannah Sibly widdow fiue pounds: alsoe he did 
giue to Sarah mills & her children ten pounds, all which he 
often exspressed in the time of his sicknes, & as he drew neere 
to his end : he exspressed the same before other witnesses : and 
I asked him what should l^ecome or how he disposed of the re- 
mainder of his estate, after all things were cleered, as debts & 
legacies he said it should goe to his Brothers. Samll. Shat- 
tocke, James Mills." Martha Robinson affirmed as in the 
presence of God and this court 27 : 4 : 1678, before Hilliard 
Veren, cleric, "he alsoe told me that his vice should be re- 
turned to England amongst his kinred, for he said it was his 
fathers before him & it should be returned into the Genera- 



202 THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COONTY. 

tion & that his eldest brothers son bore his fathers name & 
he should haue it." 

"And further he said as for his trackt of land lying at 
Shrewsbery at New Jarsy: which he purchased with other 
purchasers, of the Indians, he told me he had sold one half 
of it, when he was in England to one John Harwood marchant 
in London & had taken pay for it & further said he had or- 
dered one John Starke to settle upon it & soe to keep it in 
possession for him & his freind the other partner, & told me 
he would giue him twenty acres of land in his will. Samll. 
Shattocke and James Mills. Samuell Shattock, sr., affirmed 
as in the presence of God and this court, before Hilliard 
Veren, cleric. 

"And further the said Edward wharton did exspress him- 
selfe and say that John winditt a youth which he brought 
with him out of England: viz: his sisters sonn (whome he 
tooke as his owne & did intend he should share in part of his 
estate, as he haue exspresed to some) the said Edward whar- 
ton, being asked when he was like to dye, if the said youth 
should be sent to England to his mother he answered yea (& 
I doubt not but he intended the boys mother should haue a 
part of his estate as alsoe the youth) but being after six 
weekes Illnes (not app'^hended dangerous) he was taken in 
very great exstremety & after that liteness of head, that he 
was unable of making an orderly will, & though I was with 
him often in order there unto, luit he would put it of untill 
another time, hoeping he might gett up a day or two to looke 
after som writing, & to understand his estate the better be- 
fore disposall (as I did Judge) by which meanes things were 
deferred, but not app'"hending his condition soe dangerous, as it 
after ])roued, I was not soe urgent upon him about his will as 
other wise I should haue beene he was taken uery sudent about 
three dayes before his death only one smale respitt he had, in 
which before seuerall witnesses he confirmed the four legacies 
& the remainder to his brothers as is before exsprest." 

Samll. Shattock certified that "Divers other smale legacies 
he gaue to severall that came to see him in his sicknes neere 
his end; & forty pounds to the youth but in these things he 
was II not II soe distinct in his understanding as when he ex- 
sprest the last aboue written, it being in the time of the two 
or three last days he lined II before his end || & I canot giue 
Testimoney to it as his will, he not being of a disposing 
mind." 

"Edward wharton haue two brothers in England by father 



THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 203 

& mothers side : & one brother & sister by the mothers side : 

6 this brother is in verginea. he dyed _y^ S'* of y* 1^* month 
1677-8." 

Inventory of the estate of Edward Wharton, deceased, and 
what goods were in his possession, consigned to him by sev- 
eral, taken 13:1:1677-8, by Hilliard Veren^ sr., John Ha- 
thorne and John Higginson, jr. : Valued in England as by In- 
voyee, 1 plaine cloath cloake, Hi. 8s.; 1 boyes worsted cloake, 
Hi. 5s. ; 1 heare camlett cloake, 21i. 18s. ; 5 cloath cloakes, 28s. 
p., 71i. ; 1 cloath cloake, Hi. 8s, ; 1 tine cloath cloake, Hi. 15s. ; 1 
cloath cloake. Hi. 12s.; 6 cloath cloake, 28s. p., 81i. 8s.; 3 
childs stuff coates at 9s., Hi. 7s.; 1 yeolow Tamy, 10s.; 1 
ditto, 13s.; 1 boyes coate, 13s.; 1 doz home made wooll hose. 
Hi. 14s. ; 1 doz. ditto, Hi. 10s. ; 8 pr. of youths ditto, 14s. ; 10 
pr. of woemens home made wooll stockens. Hi. 2s.; 7 pr. of 
sale wooll hoase, 10s. 6d. ; 17 pr. of weomens & youths stock- 
ens, 14s. lOd. ; 7 pr. of home made woemens 4 thrid, 3s. 2d. 
p., 4 pr. ditto sale 4 thrid, 3s. 4d. p., lli.lOs.lOd. ;4pr. youthes 
4 thrid ditto, 3s. 4d. p., 3 pr. youthes ditto, 3s., Hi. 2s. 4d. ; 4 
pr. of wooll home made hose, 14s.; 1 pr. mens worsted home 
made stockens, 5s.; 8 pr. of home made worsted: 4 thrid, Hi. 
14s.; 6 pr. sale ditto, 18s.; 2 pr. of fine home made, 10s.; 1 
childs coate, 7s. ; 1 greene say frock, 5s. ; 9 childs wascoates, 
5d. p., 3s. 9d. ; 6 Ditto, 7d. p.' 3s. 6d. ; 5 Ditto, 9d. p., 3s. 9d. ; 
4 Ditto, lOd. p., 3s. 4d. ; 2 Keasy ditto, 2s. 6d., 5s. ; 1 ditto, 
2s. 8d. ; 2 ditto, 3s. p., 6s.; 6 childrens, 12d. p., 6s.; 4 woe- 
mens yeolow wascoate, 22d. p., 7s. 4d. ; 1 Cloake of lite collrd. 
haire camlett, 31i. 7s. ; 4 coates of the same camlett, 36s., p., 
71i. 4s. ; 1 cloath collrd. haire camlett cloake, 35s. ; 2 worsted 
camlett cloakes, 34s., 3li. 8s. ; 1 fine haire camlet cloake, 51i. ; 
2 trunks, 16s.; 3 ditto. Hi. Is.; 1 ditto, 6s.; 2 dittoes, 5s. p., 
10s. ; 2 boxes or little red trunkes, 3s. 2d. p, 6s. 4d. ; 1 ditto, 
2s. 8d. ; 3 silk say under pettecoates lite collrd, at 12s. 6d. p.. 
Hi. 17s. 6d. ; 2 Ditto, Hi. 8s.; cloath woemans wascoats. 8s., 

7 ditto, worth each 8s., 10s., 8s., 10s., 6s., 13s., 15s.; 1 cheny 
sad : collrd. uper woemans coate, 7s. ; 1 sad collrd. woemans 
searge coate, 17s. 6d. ; 1 black fine searge upper pettecoate, 
19s. ; 1 stuff cloake for woeman, 10s. ; 1 ditto for a girle, 7s. ; 
1 large worsted Rugg lite collrd. Hi. 14s., 1 large sad collrd. 
ditto, worsted, 18s. ; 1 ditto worsted sad collrd. Hi. ; 6 greene 
& blew plaine Eugge, 8s. p., 21i. 8s. ; 1 sad callrd thrum Rugg, 
lis. 6d. ; 1 cabbin Rugg, 4s. 8d. ; 1 Cource 8-4 Rugg, 10s. ; 3 
coverleds, ordinary, 6s., p., 18s. ; 2 ditto at 5s., 10s. ; 2 cover- 
ledsj large at 7s. 6d., p, 15s. ; 1 smale one, 6s. 6d. ; 1 red plaine 



204 THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

riigg, 8s.; 1 peece wt. cotton, 19s.; 1 darnex carpett, 5s. 6d. ; 
1 ditto greene, 6s. 6d. ; 4 pr. wt. drawerS;, 10s.; 6 peeces of 
searge at 40s., 181i. ; 7 peeces narrow searge at 25s., 81i. 15s. ; 
1 peece padaway searge. 2li. 15s. ; lo yds. clarett collrd Tamy 
at 19d. p, Hi. Is. Id. ; 1 large draft lite collrd, 14s. ; 1 2(1 sort, 
12s.; 1 small ditto, 10s.; 1 doble 10 qrtr. coverled, Hi. 4s.; 1 
ditto, 9 qrts. Hi.; 2 dittos, 8 qrts., 15s. 6d. p, Hi. lis.; 8 
yrds 3-4 striped Tamarene at 18d. p, 13s. 1 l-2d. ; 12 yrds. 
3-4 Turky mohaire 2s. lOd. p.. Hi. 16s. 1 l-2d.; 6 yrds. 1-4 of 
striped stuffe at 22d. p, lis. 5 l-2d. ; 9 yrds. striped camlett, 
2s. 4d. p. Hi. Is. ; 1 peece oringe collrd worsted draft, 2li. 5s. ; 
4 yrds. Haire camlett, 3s. p, 2li. 2s. ; 10 yrds. of ash collrd, 
sillv moheare, 4s. p, 21i. ; 6 yrds 1-2 of ash collrd silk farren- 
dine, 4s. 6d. p, Hi. 9s. 3d.; i2 yrds ash collrd. haire camlett at 
3s. p. Hi. 16s. ; 1 peece sad collrd. stuff, mixt with Gold collrd, 
21i. 10s. ; 24 yrds. flowered silk draft, 2s. p, 21i. 8s. ; 13 yrds. 
striped vest at 22d. p, Hi. 3s. lOd. ; 18 yrds. Scotch Tabby at 
16d. p. Hi. 4s.; 16 yds., Scotch Tabby at 16d. p, Hi. Is. 4d.; 
10 yrds. Tiking at 15d. p, 12s. 6d. ; 8 jrrds. padaway at 2s. 
6d. p, Hi. ; 7 yrds. of Linsy at 12d l-2p; 7s. 6d. ; 2 pr. boyes 
cotten drawers, at 2s. p., 4s. ; 3 cotten wascoate at 2s. lOd. p, 
8s. 6(3. ; 2 pr. blew drawers, 2s. 5d., p., 4s. lOd. ; 1 boyes haire 
sad coll. camlett cloake, 21i. 15s.; 1 large flanders tike & bols- 
ter, Hi. 9s. 6d. ; 30 yrds. of upper Tiking, at 18d. p, 2li. 5s. ; 
42 yrds. diaper at i5d. p, 21i. 12s. 6d. ; 12 yrds. of Tabling, 
2s. 6d. p. Hi. 10s. ; 21 yrds. of diaper for napkins, 18d. p. Hi. 
lis. 6d. ; 2 pillow Tikins, at 2s. 2d., 4s. 4d. ; 1 light coll. boyes 
cloake, lli. 12s. ; 2 yrds. 1-4 of plush at 8s. p., 6s. 9d. ; 20 to- 
baco boxes at Id 1-2 p, 2s. 6d. ; 3 ditto at 20d. p doz., 3 3-4d. ; 
4 brass roles for chalk lines, 5s. 6d. p doz.. Is. lOd. ; 8 ditto 
large at 6s. 6d., p doz., 4s. 4d. ; 8 chalk lines at 18d. p doz., 
Is. ; tinware, 4 Cullenders, 5s. 4d. ; 6 ditto, 5s. 6d. ; 2 doz. 
wood savealls, 3d. 1-2 p, 7d. ; 1 large ketle, 2s. 3d. ; 1 next size, 
2s. ; 8 6 qrt. Ketles, 14d. p., 9s. 4d. ; 3 gallon Kettles, 12d. p, 
3s. ; 5 3 qrt. Kettles, 9d. p., 3s. 9d. ; 2 3 pt. Kittles, 7d. p. Is. 
9d. ; 5 best savealls, 2s. 4d. p doz., 11 l-2d. ; 11 second sord at 
8d. p doz., 7 l-4d. ; 3 exstinguishers, 8d. per doz., 2 3-4d. ; 3 
doble plate pans, 18d., p., 4s. 6d. ; a doble puden pan, 9d. ; 2 
midle sised lanthornes, 18d. p., 3s. ; 4 band candlesticks, 5d 
1-2 p. Is. lOd. ; 5 tinder boxes & Steele, 7d. p., 2s. lid. ; 4 writ- 
ing candlestickes, 2d 1-2 p, lOd. ; 2 pt. sace pans, 3s. 8d. p 
doz., 7d. ; 3 bread or flower boxes, 3d. 1-2 p., 10 l-2d. ; 4 
Casters, 2d p., 8d. ; 1 peper box, 2d., 1 fish plate, 8d., lOd. ; 6 
smale bread graters, 8d. p doz., 4d. ; 2 pts. at 3d. 3-4 p., 1 



THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 205 

funell, 4d., 3 covers, 8d. p;, 2s. 3 l-2d.; 3 brass savealls, 7d. 
p., 3 larger graters, 3d. 1-3 p., 2s. 7d. ; 3 egg slices, 2d. 1-2 p., 
5d. ; 3 whip sawes & tillers, 5s, 6d. p., 16s. 6d. ; 2 marking 
Irons, 2s., 1 cloase stoole & pan, 8s. 9d., 10s. 9d. ; 2 Steele 
handsawes with screws, 3s. p., 6s.; 1 large Steele hand saw, 
2s. 2d. ; 8 hand sawes at 14d. p., 9s. 4d. ; 1 handsaw, lOd. ; 3 
faling Axes, Is. 5d., 2s. lOd.; 8 bright smale Hamers, 6d. p. 
4s. ; 9 Eivited hamars at lOd. p., 7s. 6d. ; 2 hamers, 4d. p, 8d. ; 
5 hamers, Steele heads, lOs. p. doz., 4s. 2d.; 4 choppers at 15s. 
p. doz., 3s. 8d. ; 2 mincing knives, 12d. p., 2s.; 7 small ditto, 
13s. p doz., 7s. 7d. ; 9 hatchetts, 12d. p., 9s. ; 7 smale mincing 
knives, 9s. p doz., 5s. 9d. ; 3 Steele sawes & screwes, 3s. p., 9s. ; 
5 doz. 8 gimletts at 12d. p doz., 5s. 8d. ; 27 pensills at 8d. p 
doz., Is. 6d.; 10 percer bitts at 2d. p. Is. 8d. ; 1 large pincers 
to shooe horses, Is.; 3 curry combs, lOd. ; 2 large ditto, 6d. p. 
Is.; 1 pr. spincers for shoomakers. Is.; 5 pr. nippers, 4d. p, 
Is. 8d. ; 2 bundles of files, 20d. p bundles, 3s. 4d. ; 12 doz. of 
straite all blades 5d. p doz., 5s. ; 7 doz crooked blades at 5d. p 
doz., 2s. lid. ; 14 doz. of fire steeles at 6s. p grosse, 7s. ; 21 pr. 
of spurrs at 7s. p doz., 12s. 3d. ; 8 pr. dove tailes at 2 l-2d. p. 
Is. 8d. ; 22 pr. sid hinges, 3d. p., 5s. 6d. ; 6 pr. Esses at 8d. p, 
4s. ; 1 smooth Iron, Is. 4d. ; 3 doble spring lockes at 20d. p, 
5s. ; 1 single ditto, 9d. ; 2 doz. trunk lockes at 6s. p doz., 12s. ; 

1 doz. of single ditto, 3s. p, 3s. ; 1-2 doz. large ditto, 4s. ; 3 ship 
scrapers, 3s. ; 6 pr. Coll. yarne mens hose, 12s. ; 6 pr. worsted 
ditto at 3s. 4d., Hi. ; 12 pr. stockens, 7d. p, 7s. ; 7 pr. ditto, 9d. 
p, 5s. 3d. ; 6 pr. ditto 8d. p., 4s. ; 6 pr. ditto at 5d. p. 2s. 6d. ; 
10 pr. ditto at 6d. p, 5s. ; 6 pr. ditto at 13d. p., 6s. 6d., 5 pr. 
ditto at 18d. p, 7s. 6d. ; 1 pr. fine woemens red worsted, 3s. ; 

2 pr. mens worsted, 3s.; 2 pr. mens worsted black & colld, & 
1 pr. white, 7s. 6d. 

Valued heare as money in N". England : 2 linsy woolsey 
pettecoates, 6s. p, 12s. ; 1 little boyes coate of camlett worsted, 
6s. ; 2 linsey woolsey & 1 pr. of fustian draws, 9s. ; 1 pr. linen 
drawers, more, 3s. ; 1 boyes coat, 4s. ; 2 red childs blanketts 
bound w*'' feret, 4s. p, 8s. ; 1 smale childs camlet pettecoat, 
3s.; 9 sashes at 12d., 9s.; 50 yrds. of Irish searge at 2s. 3d. p, 
51i. 8s. 4d. ; 10 yrds 1-3 broad worsteed camlett duble, 3s. 6d. 
p, Hi. 6s. 3d.; 16 1-4 yrds. narrow camlett. Hi. 13s. 6d.; 20 
1-4 yrds mixt stuff, very bad, 12d. p, Hi. 3d.; 14 3Tds. new 
Coll. Stuff at 2s. p. Hi. 8s. ; 1 ell of farrindine, 2s. 4d. p yd., 
2s. lid.; 6 yrds . coll. fustian, 14d. p, 7s.; 3 yrds. red p 
petuana at 2s. 6d. p, 7s. 6d. ; 6 yrds. 1-4 greene say at 5s. p. 
Hi. lis. 3d.; 42 mens & woemens shifts, 4s. 9d. p, 91i. 19s. 



206 THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

6d. ; 12 youth & girls ditto, 3s. Cd. p. 21i. 2s.; 8 finer mens, 
woemens ditto, 6s. 6d. p, 21i. 12s. ; 5 white dimity wascoates, 
3s. 6d. p, 17s. 6d.; 1 yrd. 1-2 eambrick, 4s. 6d. p, 6s. 9d.; 2 
ends of fine wt. callico, 20s. p, 21i. ; 2 peeces broade white 
calico, 40s. p, 4li. ; 2 peeces cource holland, cont. 69 yrds. 30d. 
p, 81i. 12s. 6d. ; 5 1-4 yrds. fine dowlas at 2s. 6d.' p, 13s. 1 
l-2d. ; 7 yrds. cource dowlas at 20d. p, 12s. 6d. ; 1 ell cource 
holland at 2s. 6d. p, 3s. 1 l-2d. ; 9 yds. scimity, 6s., 2 peeces of 
dimity, 6s. p. 18s.; 1 callico table cloath, 7s. 6d. ; 2 callico 
shirts, 6s. p, 12s.; 2 callico painted table cloathes, 8s. p, 16s.; 

1 large ditto, 14s. ; in English money, 21i. 7s. ; New England 
money, 991i. 4s.; Spanish money. Hi. 16s.; 1 peece of goold, 
20s., 3 rings, about 25s., 21i. 5s.; a dram cupp, 6s.; 3 yds. fine 
greene say at 6s. p., 18s.; 3 cloath coates at 20s. p, 31i.; 1 
cource gray youth coats, 10s.; 7 yrds. 1-2 of striped linen 16d. 
p, yrd., 10s. ; 1 silk thrum Rugg, 2li. ; 28 pr. plaine shooes, 4li. 
4s.; 15 pr. fale shoos & 2 pr. woemens, 3s. 6d. p, 21i. 19s. 6d. ; 
9 straw hats, 2s. p, 18s.; 2 pr. fishing bootes at 14s. p., Hi. 
8s.; 61i. of combed worsted at 2s. 6fl. p, 15s.; knives, 5s., 2 
spoones, 6d. ; 6 l-41i. wt. suger at 8d, p, 4s. 4d. ; 6 brushes, 
18d., 1 pr. smale stilliards, 4s., 5s. 6d. ; 8 1-2 oz. pins, lOd. p, 
7s. Id. ; 2 peeces 1-2 ferrett, black Ribbond, 12d. p. Hi. 10s.; 5 
gross & 1-2 thrid, buttens, 15d p, 6s. 10 l-2d. ; about 2 gross 
thrid laces at 9s. p, 18s. ; 1 gi-oss great buttens upon cards, 3s. ; 

2 doz. 1-2 tweezers, 3s. 6d. p doz., 8s. 9d. ; 3 childs swathes, 
8d. p., 2s. ; tape & filliting, 2s. ; 10 oz. fine thred, 12d p., 10s. ; 
a little pcell of thrid of severall coll., Is. 6d. ; 13 pr. scissers, 
4s., 1 gross thrid, wt. buttens, 18d., 5s. 6d. ; 19 yrds. red Fer- 
rett, 4d. p. yrd., 6s. 4d. ; blew tape, 4d., green cotten ribbon, 
4d., silk, 18d., Is. 8d. ; 1 pr. bodies, 3s. 6d., 1 woemens worsted 
cap, 12d. ; 6 pr. childs yarne gloves, 3s.; 11 yrds. green ferrett, 
4d. p., 3s. 8d. ; 6 doz. pack needles, 5s. ; soweing needles, 6d. ; 
4 oz. peper, 6d., 3 pr. spectacles, & 5 cases, 22d. ; 16 yrds. 
yellow taffaty Eibbond, 3d. p, 4s.; 6 boxes of Lockeers pills 
& papers, 24 yrds. 1-2 silk galoone, 2s. p. doz., 4s.; 16 contrv 
Euggs & 2 cradle ditto waving 2231i. at 14d. p. li., 131i.; 8 
Bushells of pease at 3s. p. Hi. 4s. ; 1 old sheete of cource can- 
vas, 2s. ; 1 old table, 6s., 1 brasse yoare, 20s. ; 1 perpetuance 
under pettecoate, 9s.; 1 woemans Shamare lined, 16s.; a 
womans Jerkin, 6s.; 1 pr. wooll cards, Is.; 8 hand basketts, 
12d. p, 8s.; 601i. of sheeps woll., 6d. p bagg, 2s., Hi. 12s.; 2 
sadles & stirrops. Hi. 4s. ; 4 Iron plates or fenders, 3s. p., 12s. ; 
12511. of sheeps wooll at 6d. p, 31i. 2s. 6d. ; 4 baggs, 2s. p, 
8s. ; hops & a bagg, 2s. ; 3 smale skins, 8d. p, 2s. ; 79 narrow 



THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 207 

brimd. hats, 2s. p, 71i. 18s. ; 1 new, 10s. ; 4 bands, 4s. ; 1 boyes 
w* caster, 3s. ; a large chest, 7s. ; 2 tray makers adses, 3s. ; 1 
square t'i" a broaken one, Is. 6d. ; 2 coop, axes, 30d. p, 5s. ; 1 
bill, 12d., 3 hollow shaves, 12d., p, 4s.; 2 cooper adzes, 2s. p, 
1 pr. sheers, 12d. ; 3 doz. 9 curtaine rings. Is. ; 4 large, 6 
smale shaves, 6s.; 7 shooe punches, 6d. p., 3s. 6d. ;9pr. Hinges, 
5d. p, 3s. 9d. ; 2 gouges, 2 chessell, 4d. p. Is. 4d. ; 1 tinder 
box & pump nailes, Is. 6d. ; 1 coopers knife, lOd. ; 5 staples, 
12d. ; 4 bolts, 2s.; 1 auger, 12d. ; a rasp & smale auger, Is.; 5 
pr. sissers, 12d. ; a pewter salt, 12d. ; 3 pr. snuffers, 18d. ; a 
standish, 2s, 6d. ; 6 cod hoockes, 12d. ; 1 bed quilt, 10s. ; 1 
thousand & 1-2 of pins. Is. 1 l-2d. ; 21 doz. of w* thrid but- 
tens, 18d. p grosse, 2s. 7d. ; pewter Bottle, 9d. ; pcell of beaver 
stones, 21i. 10s. ; 2 pr. small scalls & some waites, 6s. ; a 
glasiers vice & moulds, 41i. ; a pcell of glass, drawne lead, sod- 
ering to mak up about 200 or 300 foot of glass, 41i. ; 29li. 
cheese at 3 l-2d. p li., 8s. 5d. ; 1 B. 1-2 wheat, 3s. 6d., p. 3 
bagges, 3s., 8s. 3d.; 6 old shirts, 7s., 5 very old sheetes, 15s., 
Hi. 2s. ; 2 old drawers, 2s. ; 3 wascoates, 8s. ; 4 pillow beeres, 
6s. ; 1 table cloath & 4 naptkins, 6s. ; 1 chest, 5s. ; 1 sash, 12d. ; 
1 carpett, 18d. ; 1 bed pan, 5s. ; 1 brass chafindish, 3s. ; a fether 
bed & bolster, 2 blanketts, 7 pillowes, a rugg & bedsteed, 71i. ; 
a pcell of pack cloath, 7s., a hamer, 18d., 8s. 6d. ; his woolen 
wearing apparell, 51i.; 1 chest, a smale table & 2 old cushions, 
12s. ; 2 old selves, lOd. ; 1 bed, bolster, 1 pillow, 2 Euggs, bed- 
steed & blankett, 41i. lOs. ; 1 old trunk marked E. W., 3s. ; 
some odd trifling lumber, 2s.; 2 tables, 4 Joyn stools, 18s., 
tinn ware, 14s., Hi. 12s. ; brasse ware. Hi. ; pewter, 35s., 2 
spitts, 2 fire pans, 8s., 21i. 3s.; 2 Iron potts & a skillett, 12s.; 
4 rasors, 1 pr. sissers & a hoand, 9s. ; some Indian dishes & 
other lumber, 8s. 

Furrs : 49 Eacoone skins, 12d. p, 2li. 9s. ; 38 fox skins, 
2s. 6d. p, 41i. 15s.; 2 woolves skins, 12d. p, 2s.; a cub beare 
skin. Is. ; 31 Otter skins, 6s. p., 91i. 6s. ; 4 wood chuck skins, 
21d. p, 7s.; 21 martins & sables at 15d., Hi. 8s. 3d.; 7 musk- 
quash, 6d. p, 3s. 6d. ; about 501i. beaver, 6s. p., 151i. 13 B. 
mault, 3s. p. Hi. 19s.; 15011. oacum, 25s., 3 pecks wt. salt, 
Hi. 6s. 9d. ; 36 gall. Eume, 2s. p, 31i. 12s.; 2 new chests with 
ticks, 6s. p, 12s.; 4 new barrells, 8s.; 2 shovells, 18d., 30111. 
sheeps woole. 15s., 16s. 6d. ; 1 bagg, 18d., 200 foot of board, 
8s., 9s. 6d.; 2 B. wheate, 3s. 6fl. p., 3 b. Ey, 3s. p B., 9s. 3d.; 6 
B. pease, 3s. p., 1-2 B. Beanes, 19s. 6d. ; 11 hides, 5s. p., about 
600 foot bord, 31i. 19s. ; 16 B. Indian corne, 2s. p, 1 barrell, 
2s., Hi. 14s.; 6 chests, 6s. p, about 13 C. Spanish Iron, 2s. p.. 



208 THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

C, 141i. 16s.; 2 barrells of porke, 50s., 51i. ; almost 2 barrells 
of tarr, 7s. 6d. p, 15s.; lOOli. tobbacco at 3d p, Hi. 5s.; 11 
moose skins, 5li. 8d. ; 2 Eacoones, 12d. p, 2 sealls at 13d. p, 
4s. ; 1 hhd. 1-2 passader wiue much decaid, -ili. ; pt. of 5 bar- 

rell very much decaid & pricked madera, ; 2 hhd. mal- 

lasses nott full, 51i. lOs. ; an old small catch exceeding out of 
repaire almost worne out, both Hull & all apprtenances, valued 
by Mr. Bar. Gedney & John Norman, ship carpenters, 151i. ; 
a dwelling house & land neere the meeting house & apprte- 
nances, 801i.; a smale peece of land part of a frame for a 
warehouse & wharf, not finished & stones upon the ground, 
141i. lOs. ; a small pcell of timber & old board, lOs. ; an old 

smale cannoe, lOs. ; a horse runing in the woods if alive, ; 

a remant of stuff, 2s. ; a pcell of land at New Jerzey but doe 
not know the quantity yett & some goods at som other places 

not yett knowne what they are, ; total, 63011. 6s. 5 3-4d. 

Samll. Shattock's account of the debts : To several in Eng- 
land above, 30011.; to several in New England which cannot 
yet be known how much, nor Justly what yt is in England, 
but as himselfe said when he was sick & I ptly finde it by 
Invoys of Goods. 

Appraised since the foregoing, goods brought home from 
the eastward as cost per invoice: 2 coates, 19s. p coate, Hi. 
18s.; 2 coats, 16s. p, Hi. 12s.; 3 white childs coates, 1 at lis. 
& 2 at 14s., Hi. 19s.; 2 coates, 19s. p, 6 or 7 yeare old, Hi. 
18s.; 1 Coat tamet, 16s.; 1 boyes coate, 13s.; a flanders Tick 
& bolster. Hi. 9s. 6d. ; a draft, 8 qrts., 14s. Valued as cost 
here in New England: 2 silke barateene under coates. Hi. 
6s. ; 1 large silk Rngg, 31i. ; 1 calico India carpett, 4s. ; 7 bush- 
ell & 1-2 malt, Hi. 2s. 6d. ; 3 B. & 1-2 of Indian, 7s. ; 1 B. 
wheate, 3s. 6d. ; a speckled pillow beere. Is. ; to sugar sold at 
5s. 3d. ; a gold ring, 7s. 6d. ; an Iron Casement, 5s. ; 460 foot 
of board, 3s. p, 13s. 8d. ; 8 narrow brimed hats, 2s. p, 16s.; 3 
old rusty curry combs. Is. ; 2 old sawes, 2s. 6d. ; 4 pr. sissers, 
1 twissers, 1 gimlet, punch, som ales & steeles, 4s. 6d. ; 3 
firkins of old butter, 31i. ; decayed wine. Hi. 15s.; an old pr. 
of hand screws, Hi. 10s. ; debt of 12s. ; suposed 3 acres of land 
at merimake, to a silver scale, 2s. ; bookes, 12s. ; mincing 
knife, 6d., 2 curry combes, 2s. ; Glass redy made & som lead. 
Hi. 10s. ; 2 chests & 1 trunke, 15s. ; 8 & 2 yd. of narrow 
serge, at 2s. p, 17s.; Debts, 401i.; total 69li. 6s.' lid. 

Allowed in Salem court 27: 4: 1678, Samuell Shattock, sr., 
being a Friend affirming, and Samuell Shattock, jr. making 
oath to the truth of the inventory. 

Essex County Quarterly Court Files, vol. 29, leaves 33, 34. 



. THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 209 

Whereas at the court held at Ipswich Mar. 26, 1678 there 
■was gi'anted administration upon the estate of Edward 
Wharton of Salem, glasier, to Samiiell Shattock, sr. and Sam- 
uell Shattock, jr. and they giving bond and now at this court 
they having presented an administration granted to George 
Wharton living in London and brother of the said 
Edward Wliarton, under the seal of the prerogative court 
of Canterbury, which this court judge legal, and they having 
also received a letter of attorney and orders about the estate, 
the court 26 : 9 : 1678, ordered them to send the estate that is 
in their hands to the said George Wharton administrator, to 
England or his order; accordingly they paying all debts and 
charges due from the estate here in New England & renounce 
their power of administration and are released of their bond. 
Salem Quarterly Court Records, vol. 5, leaf 124. 

Estate of Henry Hagget of Wenham. 

"The last Will and Testement of Henry. Haget Aged 80 
three years or there abouts made in y^ year of our Lord one 
thousand six hundred Seuenty & six one 7*^ of ||th|| 12*^ 
Moneth he being Very sick & weak of body but of good Un- 
derstanding and memorie Imp : I Bequeth my Bodye to y* 
Dust, & my Spirit to god y* gaue itt It™ I Bequeth vnto my 
Son Henrey all my Estate, namely, my house. Lands, Medow, 
with all Chatle goods namely all my whol Estate, with all my 
Rights, Titles, & priuiledges, & singuler its Appirtainances 
therevnto belonging To haue and To hold to him and his 
heirs for Ever it is allso my Will, that, my aforesaid Son 
Henrey, he. Being my heir, & Excutor shall Alow his Mother 
her Reasonable Maintaince, Dureing y^ Terme of her 
Naturall Life, and, allso, pay vnto my fore Chilldren, Namely, 
to Moses, to Mary, to Deliuerance, & to Hannah, I say pay to 
them y® Dowry of Tenn shilling vnto each one of Them, in 
Marchantable pay att Currant price within y^ space of twelue 
Moneths After my Decease for the Confirmation whereof y^ 
aforesaid Henry Haget seni"": hath herevnto set his hand & 
scale." 

Henry (his v mark) Haget (seal) 

Witness: Charles Gott, Joh[n] flBske. 

Proved in Ipswich court Mar. 26, 1678 by the witnesses. 

Inventory of the estate of Henery Hagget of Wenham taken 
Mar. 13, 1678 by Thomas Fiske and Charles Gott: howseing 
& Land, lOOli.; Neate Catle, 221i. ; two Jades, 51i. ; sheep. 



210 THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

121i. 10s. ; swine, 31i. 10s. ; Come, 81i. ; plowe tackling & other 
Utensels, Hi. 15s.; howshold stuf, 21i. ; porke. Hi. 10s.; Bed- 
ing & wearing Cloathes, 6li.; total, 16211. 5s, Debts Due to 
Severall persons, 1511. 

Attested in Ipswich court Mar. 26, 1G78 by Henry Haggett, 
executor, and the land to stand bound for the performance 
of the will. 

Henry Haggett the 11 of Aprill added to this inventory, 6li. 
Essex County Probate Files, Docket 12,054. 

Estate of Daniel Peirce, Sr., of jSTewbury.* 

"Bee it knowne unto all [men by these copy] p''sents that I 
Daniell Peirce Sen"" of newbury beeing sencible of my [owne 
copy] weakenes and mortality beeing of perfect memory doe 
hereby make my last will and testament Comending my Soule 
into the hands of my blessed Redeemer the Lord Jesus Christ 
and my body to the dust in an assured hope of a blessed Resur- 
rection. And for my worldly goods which god of his mercy 
hath lent vnto me I dispose of as followeth Nouember 12®* 
1677 Imp" I giue and bequeath my houseing lands goods & 
Chattells vnto my Son Daniell Peirce that is to say all my 
houseing & lands that are vndisposed of & appoint him my 
true & lawfull heire of all & also my sole Executor of this my 
last will & testament Desireing him to Doe for his brother 
Joshua Peirces children as he shall see in his discretion meet 
to be done for them. And whereas vpon my marriag agree- 
ment with Anne my wife she was to haue twenty pounds a 
yeare dureing her naturall life I appoint my said executor 
that in all conditions shee shalbe in, that he prouide all such 
necessaryes for her that shee shall stand in need of and that 
she shall inioy her former libertyes in the house dureing her 
life And for my wines son in law Thomas Thorpe prouided he 
wilbee content & neuer trouble nor molest my son after my 
decease I giue him a farme at new Jarsy scituate vpon Row 
Riuer Joyneing to John Bishops lande l)ut if he shall trouble 
or molest my executor for any cause he shall forfeit the said 
gift And wheras I haue giuen my houseing & lands as abou- 
said vnto my said Son that is the farme I now Dwell vpon I 
giue it vnto my heire & his heirs so that it shall neiier be sold 
nor any part deuided from the lawfnll heire. Male Upon 
forfeiture of all the said premises vnto the next heire male of 
the same name & kindred but if it should fall out hereafter 
that my son Daniels Male posterity faile that it should come 

*Copy, Ipswich Deeds, vol. 4, pajre 1.58. 



THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 211 

to Joshuas posterity then the said heire male of his posterity 
shall pay eight hundred pounds to the daughters of my son 
Daniels posterity. My funeral being discharged." 

Daniel Perce Sener (seal) 

Witness : Anthony Somerby, Jno. Dole. 

Proved in Ipswich court Mar. 26, 1678 by the witnesses. 

Inventory of the estate of Daniell Peirce, Senr. of N'ew- 
bury, deceased ISTov. 27, 1677 taken by Anthony Somerby and 
Eobert Long : A farme of about two hundred & thirty acres of 
upland & meadow with the houseing, Barnes & orchard 
120011.; A Mault house with about twenty acres of upland 
and three & thirty acres of meadow & furniture to ye malt- 
house, 255li. ; his weareing Apparrell, books & Armes, 40Li. ; 
horse & mare & yearling colt, 71i. ; about forty head of neat 
cattle, oxen, cowes & young Cattle, 941i. ; aljout an hundred & 
sixty sheep yong & old, 401i. ; eighteen small swyne, 5li. 16s.; 
foure feather beds with other bedings, Eugs, sheets, blankets, 
pillows, bedsteads & 2 paire of curtaines, 301i. ; Anvill, vice, 
shop tooles with Iron potts, kettles, Brass, pewter, 2 old fur- 
naces, 2 pr. of cottrils, spits, fire shovel & tonges, 201i. ; 2 
truncks, chests, 2 tables, carpet, table linnen, chayres, cushions 
&c., 81i.; Barrels, tubs, keylers, bowles, & trayes with other 
lumber, 21i. 10s.; Carts, wheels, dunpot, ploughs, chaynes 
and all other utensils for husbandry, 51i. [10s. copy] ; 
corne & grayne of all sorts in the house and in the 
Barne, 601i. ; Negros, 601i. ; Debts about lOli. ; total, 183711. 
10s. [more a farme & stock at new Jarsye, 601i. copy.] 

Attested in Ipswich court Mar. 26, 1678 by Daniell Pearce 
to be a true inventory of the estate of his father Daniell 
Peirce. 

Essex County Probate Files, Docket 21,151. 

Estate of John Chapman of Ipswich. 

Inventory of the estate of John Chapman of Ipswich, de- 
ceased Nov. 19, 1677, taken Mar. 1, 1677-78 by John Denison 
and Simon Stace: one dwelling house, ten Rods of ground, 
soli. ; two acers of tillage land, lOli. ; two acers of marsh land, 
6li. ; two acers of marsh land, 6li. 13s. 4d. ; two Cowes & one 
yearlinge, 8li. ; twelve sheepe, 4li. ; bed and bedinge, 61i. ; two 
chests, two boxes, 16s.; wearing clothes, 41i. ; peuter. Earthen 
ware, tine, trenchers, trayes. Hi. ; two whealles, 4 chayers, one 
table, Cushen, Hi.; one Iron pote, on scillit, 12s.; musquet, 
sword, beallt. Hi. 4s. ; total, 791i. 5s. 4d. Debts due to the 
estat, Sli. Debts due from the estate, 91i. 3s. 4d. 



212 THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

Attested in Ipswich court Mar. 26. 1678 by Eebeacha 
Chapman, relict of John Chapman. 

For the settlement of the estate of John Chapman the 
court held at Ipswich 27 : 7 : 1681, ordered that the adminis- 
tratrix (his widow) shall have the estate in her hands for her 
own and her child's maintenance and that when the child 
shall come of age or to choose its guardian, the child shall have 
the dwelling house and two acres of tillage land and two acres 
of marsh as mentioned in the three first articles of the inven- 
tory, for his portion, he paying to the administratrix or her 
heirs twenty pounds out of that sum which is 461i. 

Essex County Prolate Files, Doclcet 5,037. 

Estate of Joseph Prince of Salem. 

"The Last will & Teastiment of Joseph P[r]ince Aged 
thirtie And one yeare: N'ouember 14"' 1677 Inpmis I giue 
vnto my brother Richard Prince my now dwelling house & my 
shop & barne with all the ground belonging there vnto, be- 
cause he is to puid for my mother the time of her Life, More- 
ouer I giue my brother Richard all my moueables : only he is 
to paie unto his brother Jonathan ten pounds And unto my 
sister mari Daniell: twentie pounds out of those things that 
are in hare house of mine: in Lue of that twentie pounds 
that my father Apointed at his death; And the rest of my 
goods at my sisters Danyells house I giue to be Equally parted 
betwin her two Chilldren. Itam I giue to my brother Samuell 
Prince one meare with a bald face : Itam I giue unto my 
brother Jonathan Prince halfe the ground in the south f eild : 
allsoe one meare that was Richard Croods & my fowling 
peece: Itam I giue to An Daniell one meare I bought of 
george Darling moreouer I giue my brother Richard one Cow : 
& one Meare with bridell & sadell : the meare is blacke marked 
R. P. Itam I giue the other hallfe of my ground in the south 
feild to my brother Stephen Danyells two Chilldren." 

[no signature] 

Witness: John (his t t mark) Ingersell, Joseph Grafton. 

Proved by the witnesses. 

Joseph Prince dying intestate, the Ipswich court Mar. 26, 
1678, granted power of administration to Richard Prince of 
the estate of his brother and ordered the estate according to 
the mind of the deceased expressed in the above writing. 

Inventory taken 11 : Im: 1677-78 by Joseph Grafton and 
Samuell Gardner, Jr.: A dwelling house, shop, Cowhouse & 



THE PEOBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 213 

about sixty poale of land, loOli. ; 3 1-2 Acors of land in ye 
South field, 201i. ; psell of household Stuf in ye hands of Mary 
Daniell, 201i. ; 4 mares at Hi. 10s. per. & 1 Cow & 1 hogg, 
4li. 10s., lOli. 10s. ; 1 Chests, 3 tables & 2 trunks. Hi. 17s. ; 7 
Chaires, 3 Joint Stools & old lumber, 19s. ; psell of Iron ware 
& earthen ware, 19s. ; psell of brasse ware, 3li. Is. ; 2 beds & 
1 boulster, Hi. ; 6 pr. sheets & other linin, 3li. ; psell of peuter, 
31i. ; bridle & Saddle, 10s.; his wearing Clothes, 31i. ; debts 
owing to ye Esstate, 91i. 5s. 3d.; total, 22911. Is. 3d. Debts 
owing out of ye Estate, 691i. 10s. 4d. 

Attested in Ipswich court Mar. 2C, 1678 by Eichard Prince, 
administrator. 

Essex County Probate Files, Docket 22,783. 

Estate of Thomas Hardy, Sr., of Merrimac. 

"The. last Will and Testiment of Thomas Hardee, Sen"", 
lining at merimack towne, near Hauerill, I Thomas Hardee, 
being in bodyly health, and of perfect memory, through the 
goodness of god, yet not knowing how short a time I haue to 
Hue in this world ; do make my last will and testiment ; and in 
the first place, I Comitt my Soul vnto god who gave it, and 
my body to the earth, (from whence it was taken) to a decent 
& Comely buriall: and for that little portion of outward 
things which the lord hath lent mee in this life ; I do thus 
dispose of them, first I do will that all Just debts be dis- 
charged, I do giue to Thomas Hardee, my eldest Sonn, that 
two hundred acres of land which was lately laid out to him, 
be it more or less, acording to the bounds of it, I do giue 
vnto my Sonns John Hardee to Joseph Hardee, & to Jacob 
Hardee, to each of them one hundred acres of land a piece, 
be it more or lesse, as it was laid out & bounded to them, also 
I do will that Thomas, John, & Joseph shall enjoy that 
meadow, which at y® same time was laid out to them, and that 
Jacob shall haue an equall proportion of meadow, with his 
brethren, John & Joseph, to be taken out of that meadow 
which is not yet diuided, Also I do giue unto my Sonn in 
law William Hutchins, one hundred acres of land, to take it 
right crosse the farme at y® further end, not intrenching 
upon y^ land already laid out to his brethren, also what 
meadow is within y® sd hundred acres, and in case y® meadow 
wants of an equall share, it shalbe made vp out of long 
meadow. Also I do giue vnto my daughter mary & to her 
children, tenn pound sterling, the which ten pound, in case 
I pay it not my self while I Hue, (that is besides what shee 



214 THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

already hath receiued before y^ day of the date hereof) then 
it shai be paid out of that land which I do assigne vnto my 
Sonn william Hardee, Also I do will, that Sixty acres of land, 
next adjoying to w* I haue giuen to william Hutchins, be set 
out by it self, (to take right crosse that part of the farme yet 
vndiuided;) the which sixty acres I do giue vnto my Sonn 
Joseph Hardee, in case he payeth forty pounds sterling of my 
debts : and in case hee payeth any part less then forty pounds, 
Hee shall haue proportionably of the Sd sixty acres acording 
to what he payeth, be it more or lesse, and the remainder of 
the Sd land, (if any) I do giue vnto my Son william Hardee. 
Also I do further giue to my Son wilbn Hardee all the re- 
mainder of my lands, both of vpland and meadow, which is 
not by this my will given expressly to y* rest of my children 
together with all my houseings, buildings, fences, orchards 
&c. : to be enjoyed by him after the death of his mother, also 
he shall haue liberty to break up any land & make use of one 
third part of y*^ meadow, fall timber & build up l|on|| y^ Sd 
land, if he doth desire it, while his mother is lining. Also I 
do further giue to my Sons, John Joseph and Jacob, to each 
of them, ten acres of plow land, to be laid out to them, besides 
what is already diuided to them, to be laid out Conueniently 
next to Jacobs land. And further, I do giue \Tito my beloued 
wife, the Sole use of my dwelling house, barne, outhouses, and 
all my brooken up land, with the use of two third parts of my 
meadow vndisposed of by this my will, and three quarters of my 
orchard, during the time of her naturall life, & here by en- 
gaging her, to keap and laue all in tenantable repairer also 
she shall haue liberty to take timber & fire wood for her use 
out of that land which I haue giuen to my Son willm Hardee, 
but not to make strip & wast of y'' same, nor to sell any of y® 
timber. Also william Hardee shall injoy one quarter part of 
y* afore said orchard during y^ time of his mothers naturall 
life, and further I do giue vnto my wife during the time of 
her naturall life, the vse of all my housell stuff and vtensells 
about y'' house, with what stock of cattle I shall leaue vndis- 
posed of: Also I do will that the remainder of my debts, (if 
any bee) besides what I haue ordred to be paid by y^ Sixty 
acres of land Set out for that end: shalbe discharged by my 
Son william Hardee, out of that land which I haue assigned 
to him : and that forthwith after my departure : any thing in 
this my will before done, or conceiued to be done not with 
standing and in case my Sonn william, shall not forth with 
discharge y^ said debts, as aforesaid Then so much land shalbe 



THE PEOBATE KECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 215 

sold out of that which I haiie assigned to him, as will dis- 
chard my debts as aforesaid, and further in case my son willm 
should be taken away by Death, before he comes of age to pos- 
sess the Said assigned lands, then what I haue assigned to 
him shalbe equally diuided to his brethren & sisters, after y® 
decease of their mother ; and in case my Sonne willm Hardee, 
aforesaid, should dye : after he is of yeers to possess the same 
without any heire, lawfully begotten of his body, then the one 
half of what I haue assigned to him, shalbe equally diuided 
among his brethren and sisters. Also I do will, that what 
stock of cattell and housell stuffe, utensels, either of y^ house 
or field, that shalbe left to my wife, shee shall not sell, nor 
imbezell y^ same, nor suffer it to be lost or distroyed, but shall 
carfuUy keap, uphold, maintaine, & preserue y*^ same, during 
y® time of her life; and what shee shall leaue behind her, of 
y" stock of cattell, housell stuffe and vtensells as aforesaid, 
shall after her death, be equally diuided among my children, 
finally, I do assigne and impower, my Sonne Joseph Hardee 
and frind & neighbour, Dauid Hazeltine to be my executors 
of this my will, to see that it be pformed acording to y'' true 
intent therof, wittness my hand and seal, hereunto: this 
fourth day of march, in the yeer of our lord God one thou- 
sand six hundred seauenty and one, two :" 

Thomas (his ^^ mark) Hardee, Sen"". 

(seal.) 
Witness: Jonathan Danforth, James Kizzer. 

'Tostcript: Bradford decemb"-: y« 12.1677: Thomas Hardee 
Sen', aged about Seuenty two Through the goodness of god 
being yet a Hue. & though weake in body, yet of a disposing 
mind, as an addition to my last will & testiment, aboue writ- 
tin, do will, that whereas I had formerly giuen to my Son 
willm Hutchins, one hundred acres of land, at y® south end 
of the farme, but since that by agreement, he hath receiued 
of my sons Joseph & Jacob, Seuenty pound sterling, to his full 
satisfaction & content in the roome & stead of y'^ aforsaid 
Hundred acres, I do now giue the aforsd Himdred acres of 
land to those my two sons Joseph & Jacob Hardee, equally be- 
twen them both, and y" S*^ hundred acres to extend from y® 
south end of y^ farme, Northward, so farr as it was bounded 
out by y* Suruey"^ Jonathan Danforth, for one hundred & 
fiuety acres, only Jacobs lot is to run thro y® wholl width of 
his lot as his brethrens lots did & that being done, y^ remain- 
der Southwards of those bounds to be equally diuided betwen 
Joseph & Jacob aforesaid. & further I do giue unto my 



216 THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

grand children twenty shillings apeece. to be paid by my 
executor after my decease, as I shall hereafter order, also I 
do giue to my beloued wife two acres of land lying by y* 
Eiuer on y*^ east end of y*^ house to be at her owne dispose at 
her death; Also I do will that forty acres of land be set out, 
immediately after my decease, which forty acres shalbee Se- 
curity for my wife touching her maintenance, iu case of need, 
& I do will that in case Joseph & Jacob hardee shall contrib- 
ute to my wife for her maintenance they shall each of them be 
repaid out of this forty acres, accounting it at twenty shill- 
ings pr acre. Also I do will that twenty acres of land more 
be added to the former forty acres^ to ly on y*^ north side of it, 
& all to joyne to Joseph Hardee his sixty acres: to be laid 
cross y^ farme, from bayleys line to Jacobs lot. this last 
twenty acres shall ly for security, for y® payment of twenty 
pounds to my grand children, the which in case my executor 
shall not pay y^ said twenty pounds to y® children aforesaid 
within ten year next after my decease, then y^ land may be 
sould to some other of the brethi'en that will pay those legicys, 
& in case any of y* present grand children should dy in the 
interim, Then the said twenty pounds to be equally diuided 
amongst those that shall Suruiue, or shalbe borne of those 
four familys, i. e. Thomas, & John Hardee, & my two daugh- 
ters, mary and Sary. further I do giue to my sonne John 
Hardee, ten acres of land to be laid out adjoyning to y^ south 
end of the three ten acres of land lately brooken up for plow 
land, by John Joseph & Jacob Hardee. Also I do will, that 
Jacobs lot of one hmidred acres granted before, shall not ex- 
tent further northward then my feild, and what is taken off 
at y" north end shalbee made up next adjoyning & to ly betwen 
my plowfeild and y" ten acre lots aforesd. Also I do will that 
my Son Thomas shall not haue power to alienate his land 
from his children, without y*^ approbation of such psons whom 
I shall here after nominate, for ouer-seers of this my will, 
also I do giue unto my son Jacob that two acres of meadow 
which was mine, and was laid out by it self to mee in long 
meadow. Also I do ordaine my son willm Hardee to bee my 
Sole executor of this my will. And further do ISTominate and 
impower my loueing & respected frinds the reu°*'. m"" Zachary 
Simes, m' Shuball Walker and Jonathan Danforth, sen"*, of 
billerica, to be the ouer-seers of this my will and do impower 
them to giue the true sence and meaning of this my will, in 
all things that may be doubtfull, and in all matters of differ- 
ence that may arise among any of my children, in refer- 



THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 217 

ence to any ll thing || contained in this my will, it shall be al- 
ways issued and determined by their judgment in case any 
two of the psons nominated agreing concerning y® same. & 
giuen under their hands : that hereby all suets of law may be 
prevented, & further I do exort all my children, to Hue in y^ 
fear of god, & in the exarcise of loue & charity each to other, 
releiuing each others nescissity acording to their ability as y® 
case may require, finally I do declare this to be my last will 
and testiment, hereby rattifying and confirmeing what T had 
formerly done acording as is expressed in this scadell vnder 
my hand & seal; so far as it is not contradicted by this addi- 
tion, but this latter to stand in full force & efficacy, the former 
not withstanding, & y^ former to stand in full force and effica. 
so far, as it is not contradicted by this latter addition, and 
both are comprized in three sids of this sheet of paper, wit- 
ness my hand and seal, this 13. 10™. 1677." 

Thomas (his h mark) Hardee, sen"^ 

(seal) 

Witness : John Newmarch, Sen"^., Samuell Wosester, Jona- 
than Danforth, Sen"*. 

Proved in Ipswich court Mar. 26, 1678 by the last three 
witnesses. 

Inventory of the estate of Thomas Hardee, Senr., deceased 
Jan. 4, 1677, taken at Bradford Mar. 7, 1677-78 by Jonathan 
Danforth, senr., Shubaell Walker and Samuell Wosester: his 
waring apparrell, 4li. ; money in his pocket, 3s. 3d.; one 
feather bed, & one flock bed with their furniture, 71i. 10s. ; 
wooll and yarne, 2li. ; 2 spining wheeles, 5s. ; wooden ware & 
old lumber in ye house, 31i. 5s. 6d. ; Iron chaines, wedges, 
saws & such utensells of ye feild, in iron ware, a how, spade, 
shovells, old fan, 2 measures, yoak, heckle, tumbrill & such 
like, 31i. 6s. ; four neat cattell, 91i. ; ten sheep, 21i. 10s. ; one 
horse, one mare & colt, 31i. 10s. ; come & provisions in ye 
house, 811. 10s.; house & bame, orchard, fences & 800 acres 
land more or less joyning to ye house, 80011. ; swine, 20s. ; 
Iron pots, brass & pewter & Iron ware in ye house, 31i. lis.; 
total, 84811. 10s. 9d. Debts due to ye estat from John marable. 
Hi. ; a spanshackle for a cart & pin, 3s. Due from ye estate : 
to Eich. Dole, 51i. 9s. 4d. ; Richard woullery, 18s. ; Francis 
willit, 16s.; Jno. Bartlet, senr.. Hi. 8s.; Ensigne Greenleife, 
Hi. 2s. lid.; Jno. Knight, 21i. 13s. 6d. ; more John marobl, 
21i. ; John addekornes. Hi. 19s. 2d. ; marchnt wainwright, 211. 
19s. 6d.; total, 191i. 6s. 5d. 



218 THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

Attested in Ipswich court Mar. 26, 1G78 by William Hardy, 
executor. 

Essex County Probate Files, Docket 13,405. 

Estate of Anthony Morse^ Jr., of jSTewbury. 

"Bee it known vnto all men by these psents that I Anthony 
Morse of Newbury being sick & weake of body but of per- 
fect memory desir here to make my last will and Testament 
Comending my soule into the hands of my blessed Eedemer, 
and my body to the dust from whence it was taken in an as- 
sured hope of a blessed resurrection, & do here dispose of my 
worldly goods as followeth Imp""® I giue and bequeath unto 
Mary my wife my goods & cattle & appoint her to be the 
sole Executrix of this my last will & testament and to haue 
the house and all my land in her possession untill my son 
Anthony shall be of the age of one & twenty years, and he my 
said son Anthony shall liue with her vntill he be eighteen 
yeares of age, & then I would haue him put to learne a trade, 
And if my wife shall chang her condition then my said son 
when he is of the age of one and twenty years shall haue my 
house Barne Orchard & all my land & freholde for himselfe & 
heirs foreuer, paying to his three brothers viz. Joseph John & 
Peter; ten pounds a peice, & to his sister mary ten pounds 
when they shall be of the age of one & twenty years but if 
my said wife mary shall not marry againe she shall haue the 
said house & land in her possession vntill my said son An- 
thony shall marry, and then the said house and land to be 
diuided between them dureing my wiues life & after to be 
wholy to the use of my said son. Anthony, And then when 
the house & land shall come wholy into his hands then within 
four years after he shall pay the abousaid forty pounds to his 
three brothers & sister abouesaid, and also pay to his sister 
Elizabeth forty shillings at the day of her marriag: And I 
also giue to my daughter Elizabeth aforsaid her owne mothers 
apparrell. and I desire that my son Joseph may be put to 
learne a trade that is I desire he may be a Tailor; and for 
my debts & funeral to be discharged by my Executrix this is 
my last will & Testament reuokeing all other wills In witness 
wherof I haue set to my hand & scale february 23 1677." 

Anthony mors jun. (seal) 

Witness: Anthony Somerby, henrey Jaques. 

Proved in Ipswich court Mar. 26, 1678 by the witnesses. 



THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 219 

Inventory of the estate of Anthony Morse, Junr. of New- 
bury, deceased Feb. 25, 1677, taken by Peter Cheny, Henrey 
Jaques and Anthony Somerby: house and barne, orchard and 
about seaven acres of Arable and pasture land, llOli. ; foure 
oxen, 201i. ; foure cowes, 1211. ; an old mare, Hi. 10s. ; About 
thirty eight sheep, 91i. 10s.; two s'nyrie, six shootes & two 
piggs, 41i. ; bedstead with featherbed, bolster, Kug, thre blan- 
kets, sheets, Curtaines & vallons, 2 pillows and Matt, 81i. ; 
trucklebed & bolster, two coverlets & a pr. of sheets, 3li. ; an- 
other bedsted, 2 coverlets, mat, pillow & 3 sheets, 31i. ; his 
"wearing apparrell, lOli. ; about Eighteen bushells of Barly, 
31i. lOs. ; about three bushels of Eye & wheat, 14s. ; twenty 
bushels or thereabouts of Indian come, 31i. ; about Fifty 
pounds of woollen yarne, 61i. 5s. ; about thirty pounds of wool! 
& about ten pounds flax, 2li. ; one cheste, two boxes, 2 dry 
hogsheds & smaller dry casks & lumber, cart rope, seith, snede 
& about four pound of hops, 31i. ; two Brasse kettles, two Iron 
potts, bras skellet & belmettle skillet, 3li. ; seaven pewter 
dishes, four porringers, small bason, quart pot, tin candle- 
sticke & a chamber pott, 2li. 5s. ; sadle, pillion, bridle & warm- 
eing pan. Hi. 12s. ; two barrells, 2 halfe barrells, churne, halfe 
a dozen trayes & dishes, trenchers, earthen vessells, table, two 
wheels, foure chayres & other lumber, 21i. 5s. ; cart & wheels, 
chaynes, yoake, plough, dung pot, boxes, linch pins, round 
pins, horsharnes, 2 hooes, 2 axes, prongs, & other utinsills, 
61i. ; about 6 pound of cotton wool & 2 pr. of Cards, 10s. ; fry- 
ing pan, tongs, cottrills, 2 flitches of bacon, gridiron & bible, 
31i. 10s.; total, 21911, lis. Due to the deceased from Amos 
Stickney, 31i. 10s. Debts of the deceased: to the constable. 
Hi. 15s. 9d. ; James Kent, Hi.; goody Bat, Hi.; Capt. White, 
Hi. 4s. 9d. ; goodman Grenleafe, 16s. 9d. ; Davied Bennet, 
12s. ; Peter Tappin, 4li. 3s. 9d. ; total, lOli. 3s. 

Attested in Ipswich court 26 : 1 : 1678 by the executrix. 

Essex County Probate Files, Docket 18,902. 

Estate of Edmund Browne of Newbury. 

Administration upon the estate of Edmond Browne, intes- 
tate, was granted by the Ipswich court Mar. 26, 1678 to Eliza- 
beth Browne his mother, she to administer according to an 
agreement dated Mar. 4, 1677-78, and oAvned in court by Eliz- 
abeth Browne, John Badger, Eichard Browne, Sarah Browne 
and Mary Browne. 

Inventory of the estate of Edmon Browne of Newbury 
taken Mar. 1, 1677-78: a cloake and wescoat, 31i. 10s.; thirtie 



220 THE PROBATE RECORDS OP ESSEX COUNTY. 

yards of stuf, 3li.; chest and Lether stokins, 8s.; gun & 2 
belts, Hi. 10s. ; coopers tooles, 12s. ; grindeing stone, 7s. ; two 
horses, 61i. 10s.; cow, 31i. ; half a mare, lli. ;a debt from 
Eichard Browne to ye estate, 3li. ; staves and heding, 8s.; 
Peter tappan oweth, ill. ; oweing from the estate in munney 
while Edinond Brown lay sik at mevis, 5li. ; to Benjamin 
Mors, 3s.; to Daniell Lunt, 4s. 6d. ; Six akkers and three 
quarters of plow land and twentie akers of meadow and pas- 
tor which is in Eevertion, the plowd ground, 331i. 15s.; the 
meadow and pastor, 601i. 

Essex County Probate Files, Docket 3,511. 

Articles of agreement between Jolm Bager, Richard 
Browne, Sarah Browne and Mary Browne all of ISTewbury 
with the consent of Elizabeth Browne their mother: foras- 
much as Edmond Browne late of Xewbury second son to Rich- 
ard Browne, deceased, and Elizabeth his wife, died intestate 
leaving a considerable estate in movables and also a reversion 
of land, after the decease of his mother Elizabeth Browne, 
which land Avas bequeathed to the said Elizabeth by the will 
of Gyles Badger (the father of John Badger) her former hus- 
band, and the said John Badger being willing to recover to 
himself the said reversion of land bequeathed by his father 
to the said Elizabeth, which by the will of Richard Browne 
(second husband of the said Elizabeth) was bequeathed to the 
said Edmond Browne, and to avoid all contest the following 
agreement is made : John Badger agreeth that Richard Browne 
shall have a parcel of marsh of about five or six acres in 
Plumb Island and to give him a legal bill of sale thereof with- 
in six months after the date hereof. 

The said Richard Browne receiving the said marsh and 131i. 
of the estate of his brother Edmond Browne releases all claim 
to the estate of Edmond Browne unto the said John Badger. 

The said John Badger having right to some money and 
goods left with his father Gyles Badger by ISTath. Badger 
(brother to the said Gyles) which on the marriage with Eliza- 
beth his mother came into the hands of her husband Richard 
Browne, on consideration of this agreement acquits his mother 
Elizabeth, and Richard Bro\vne from the payment of anything 
on this account. John Bager agrees to pay to Sarah Browne 
and Mary Browne, the two daughters of his mother Elizabeth, 
301i. eacii, in any payment that the parties shall agree before 
the decease of his mother and if any part remain unpaid at 
her decease to pay to them their portions in barley, Indian 
com and neat cattle, and upon the payment thereof they re- 



THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 221 

linquish all claim to John Badger, from any part of the es- 
tate formerly belonging to their brother Edmond Browne; 
if either of the sisters shoiild die before the payment of the 
soli., John Badger to pay the remainder to the survivor. Jolm 
Badger also agreed to pay the 51i. due for charges for Ed- 
mond Browne while he lay sick at Mevis. Signed Mar. 4, 
1677-78. 

Witness: Tristram Coffin, Eobert Long, Eichard Kent. 

Ipswich Deeds ^ vol. 4, page 161. 

Estate of John Soolart of Wenham. 

"The Last will & Testament of John Solart made this 26 : 
7:1672: I Being well & In bodily Health through Gods 
Goodness yett by his providenc being bound to sea & for old 
England; And therfore for my settling of what it hath 
pleased God to Give mee for my Inheritanc in this present 
world: I doe as here after will & despose of it I say all that 
my portion which was left to me as my part & portion by Ips- 
witch Court which is exprest in the Courts setlement of it ; to 
be as the sum there is Eighty four pounds which is my right 
in the estate of my father deceased Also a Bill of four pounds 
which is due to mee from M''. Eichard Oliver of Monhegon: 
This mentioned before I doe dispose & will as ffolloweth. To 
my Beloved wife Sarah Solart now In England I say the 
whole sum to her If It shall please God that I shall nott be 
heard of more or shall by his providenc be taken out of this 
world; If she have never a Child by mee I leave it wholy to 
herself but If it please God that she have a child by mee then 
two thirds to the child : when it Comes of Age : & one third to 
be her owne It a Colt in the hands of my &rother to be dis- 
posed of w*'^ the rest in that maner I further Appoynt my 
Loveing freind Walter ffairfeild of wenham my seal 
exceqhiter to this estate & will & to se that it be disposed of 
for the end above mentioned whether it be for their use here 
or in England If they send for it I further appoynt & desire 
my Loveing friends ISTehemiah Jewett & Eoger Darby to be 
overseers of this my last will & Testament; & doe will And 
Appoynt that these my freinds waiter ffairfeild Eoger Darby 
& ISTehemiah Jewett be fully sattisfied for what cost & paynes 
they shall be att in acting about the sajd estate & for good of 
the parties mentioned : or If shee die & have noe child then I 
will the whole estate to my Broth"^ Joseph Solart : & vnto this 
I sett too my hand & scale this day & yea"^ aboue written." 

John Solart (seal) 



222 THE PROBATE RECORDS OP ESSEX COUNTY. 

Witness : Robert Lord, Junier, Philip Fowler. 
Proved in Ipswich court Mar. 28, 1678 by Robert Lord, 
Jr. and Philip Fouler, Jr. 

The estate of John Soolart, Jr. is 8-1 pounds as doth apper 
by the Records of Ipswich court which together with a cowit 
of about two yers old is all the estat that he Left in this coun- 
try that we doe know of which cowlt is aprised at 40s. by 
Richard Hutten and John Killam, making total, 861i. 

Also he received from his mother 5li. in silver and 49s. in 
goods as appeareth by his receipt and also 22s. more in silver 
all which amounteth to lOli. lis. 6d. according to the custom 
of the country. 

Dated Mar. 23, 1676-77. 

Attested in Ipswich court Mar. 27, 1677 by Walter Faire- 
field, executor. 

Essex County Prohate Files, Docket 25,862. 

Estate of John Kingsbury of Rowley.* 

In the settlement of the estate of John Kinsbery who left 
two cjiildren, upon the widow's marriage to Peter Green, court 
having ordered that the land that was Kinsberry's should be 
securitv for the childrens' portions, and now the woman who 
was John Kinsberies wife and administratrix being also dead, 
Henry Kinsbery, father of said John and grandfather of the 
two children, having agreed with Peter Green to take the two 
children and their portions of forty acres of land into his 
hands, court Apr. 9, 1678, approved and said Green, who was 
a second husband^ was discharged from any further care of 
the children. 

Salisbury Quarterly Court Records, vol. 2, leaf 84. 

Guardianship of Nicholas Chaverly. 

Nicolas Chaveley chose Arter- Abbot as his guardian, Apr. 
30, 1678. 

Ipswich Quarterly Court Records, vol. 5, page 335. 

Estate of Edward Chapman of Ipswich.^ 

"[In the name of God copy] Amen I Edward Chapman of 
Ipswich in the [county of Essex copy] being weake of Body 
but through the mercy of God [Inioying my copy] un- 
derstanding and memory do make and ordaine this [my 

*See ante, vol. 2, page 224. 

tCopy, Ipswich Deeds, vol. 4, page 169. 



THE PROBATE EECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 223 

last copy] mil and Testament Inprimis I comitt my Soule 
into the hands of Jesus Christ my blessed Savior and Redeem- 
er in hope of a joyfull resurection nnto life at the last day, 
and my Body to decent Buriall. and for my outward Estate 
that God hath Graciously lent vnto me I do dispose of as ffol- 
loweth viz / my l^eloved wife there being a covenant and con- 
tract betweene us upon mariage my will is that it be faithfully 
fullfilled, Twenty pounds of that conteined in the covnant to 
be in such household goods as she shall desire, also my will is 
that my beloved wife Dorithye Chapman || shall have || the use 
of the parlour ; end of the house both upper and lower roomes 
with the little celler that hath lock and key to it, with free 
liberty of the use of the oven, and well of M^atter, with ten 
good bearing fruit trees neare that end of the house which 
II she II is to make use of, to have the fruit of them, also the 
garden plot fenct in below the orchard and one quarter of the 
barne at the further end from the house also to have the goe- 
ing of one cow in the pasture And all dureing the time she 
doth remaine my widdo Item my Son Symon haveing allredy 
done for him beyond my other children my will is that he shall 
have thirty pounds payd him by my executor as followeth 
viz. / to be payd five pound a yeare to begin the first five 
pound three yeares after my decease and five every yeare next 
after and this to be his full portion And for four pound that 
is comeing vnto him of his Grand, father Symonds gift, which 
is yet behind my will is that it shall be payd vnto him out of 
that Six acre lott lyeing at wattells neck which was his Grand- 
fathers' as it shall be prised by indiferent men 

"Item I give and bequeath vnto my Son Nathaniell Chap- 
man thirty ]30unds to be payd unto him by my executor by five 
pound a yeare, the first five pounds to he payd three yeares 
after my decease and the rest by five pounds a yeare the next 
following yeares & that to be his full portion. Item I give and 
bequeath vnto my daughter mary the wife of John Barry the 
sum of thirtye pounds to be payd vnto her by five pounds a 
yeare, the first five pounds to be payd three years, after my de- 
cease, and soe every yeare after five pouds a yeare vntill it be 
all payd All the aforsayd Legasies to be payd in current coun- 
try pay vnto the sd children Also I will and give vnto my sayd 
daughter mary one coverlet that is black & yellow Item I 
apoynt my Sonn Samuell to be my sole executor of this my 
last will and testament and do give vnto him all my house 
and lands and chattells, he paying and pformeing all my will 
vnto my wife and Brothers and Sister as is above exprest and 



224 THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

also all my debts and funerall charges I say I give vnto him 
my sayd Sonn Samuell Chapman all the rest of my estate both 
reall and psonall, my will further is that all my children shall 
rest satticefied with what I have done for them, and if any of 
them shall through discontent make trouble about this my 
will, that then they shall forfit and loose what I have heerin 
bequeathed vnto them vnto him or them that shall so be mo- 
lested by them, In wittnes that this is my last will & testament 
I have heere unto put my hand and Seale this 9th of Aprill 
1678." ■ -.tefJll 

Edward (his ] mark) Chapman. 

Witness: Moses Pengry, Sen"^., Robert Lord, Sen"^. 

Proved in Ipswich court Apr. 30, 1678 by the witnesses. 

Inventory taken Apr. 27, 1678, by John Whipple and 
Simon Stace : his dweling hows & homstead with out housing, 
15011. ; six accers of planting lande, 301i. ; two accers of Land 
in the Comon f eild, 81i. ; sixe accers of upland in watls his 
necke, 181i. ; 12 accers of marche in the himderds, 361i. ; two 
accers of march in the hunderds, 61i. 13s. 4d. ; fowr oxen 
small, 181i. ; fower Cows and thre Calves, 121i. ; one haifer & 
one steer of 3 years old, 51i. ; one horse, two mares, one 
yearling Colt, 61i. ; fivetene sheepe, five Lames with one 
yearling Calf, 71i. ; 40 bush, of Indian Come, 61i. ; berly 14 
bush, Eye two bush., wheat 3 bush 1-2, 41i. [6d. copy] his 
waring Clothes Lin on & woolin wth hats, shoos, 71i. ; [Is. 
copy] fetherbeed & bolster with thre pillows, 41i. [5s. copyl ; 
a strawbeed, a red & blue Coverlit & 3 blankits, 21i. [7s. copyl 
an old Rugg, 10s. ; fowr payer of old sheets, 40s. ; Sixe pilow- 
beers, 12s. & sixe small napcins & a table cloth, [18s. copy] ; 
chest, 5s. ; sixe pecis of pewter, 14s. ; 4 poringers, 4s. ; small 
pewter, 5s. ; tinn driping pan, 3s. 6d., quarte pot & chamber 
pot, [8s. copy] old warming pane, 4s. ; two Iron potts, 10s. ; 
two scillits, 5s.; two Keetles, 20s.; old grat bible, 
9s.; old Looking glase & ouer Glase, 2s.; old slice, 
2s. 6d., a two quart Glase, 4s. 6d. ; a box Iron, 3s. ; hatt 
bruch, 9d. ; 51i. Cotton woole & two pound of Cotton yern, 
9s. ; thre Cuchins, 13s. ; small Chest, 4s. ; old Chest, 5s. ; beed- 
sted & trund. heed, 10s; old Curtins, vallans, 4s.; old chest, 
3s., 10 chayers, 19s.; Linon yearne, 16s. 6d. ; table, 5s.; Lan- 
thorne, 2s. ; small pillo, 3s. ; five books, 8s. ; old pewter, 12s. 
6d. ; old payer of sheet & other old Linon, 8s.; old Pugg & 
blanket, 10s. ; old beedsteed with som heeding on it. Hi. 10s. ; 
two Curtins, Valanc, 10s. ; an old Coslit, pike & sword, Hi. ; 
49 yds. of homemade Cloth, 41i. 18s.; two spining wheeles, 



THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 225 

5s. ; old bedsted^ 3s. ; 3 sikls, 3s. ; 4 old hogsheads, 4s. ; three 
saks, 6s. ; Earthen ware, 4s., Iron pott wth pott hook, 9s. ; 
gridiron, 3s. ; two old Kettls, 10s. ; tramell, payer of tonges, 
4s. 6d. ; paiels, dishes & trenchers, 5s. 6d. ; old spade, hammer, 
3s.; beetle, 4 wedges, tlire old Axes, 12s.; Syth, taklin, old 
forke tynes, 5s. ; an old sadle & bridle, 3s. ; som old things, 
5s.; barels & tubes in the seller with a Cherne, 16s.; tobako, 
5s. ; half a barrell of poorke, 30s. ; small table & a stoole, 3s. ;, 
persel of undresed flaxe, 7s. ; Cart & old wheels, sleed & tum- 
brell, 21i. 10s.; set of wheele hoops, 3 yoaks & two chaines. 
Hi. 2s.; plow & plow Irons, 15s.; three howes, have hooke, 
pease meage, spanshakil, 8s.; sixe swine, 3li. ; small depts due 
to the estat, llli. 16s.; boards at the Saw mill, 31i. ; by John 
Warner, 8s.; a dunge fork, roape & duz. trenchers, 8s.; total, 
37311. 8s. 7d. Severall depts due from the estat, 17111. 12s. 8d. ; 

due to Doctr. Rogers, ; to Mr. Juit, 5s. ; Samuell Graves, 

14s.; total, 17211. Du to Nathll. Eust, Hi. 5s.; Due in thre 
Leagisis to be at severall payments according to will, 9 OH. 

Attested in Ipswich court 30 : 2 : 1678 by Samuell Chap- 
man, executor, the house and land to stand bound for the per- 
formance of the vdll. 

More debts due from the estate : to Docter Rogers his name 
put in but no sum, now knowne to be, lOli. ; Docter David 

Bennett, 21i. ; Samuell Ingalls, Hi.; John Denison, ; 

Goodwife Homes, 4s. ; John Kimball, Hi. ; John Gaines 
about 12s.; total, 141i. 16s. To brother Simon, 151i. ; brother 
Kathaniell, 151i. ; Decon Jewet, lOli. A croscut saw to be add- 
ed to the estate, 8s. 

Essex County Probate Files, Docket 5,018. 

Andrew Peeters entered a caution Apr. 30, 1678, that Good- 
man Chapman's will be not proved until said Peeters had lib- 
erty to speak. 

Ipswich Quarterly Court Records, vol. 5, page 304. 

Estate of Richard Swan of Rowley. 

"The Last vrill & Testament of Richard Swan of Rowley In 
the County of Essex in ISTew England I Richard Swan, being^ 
weak of body, but of perfect Memory & understanding doe 
make & appoynt this my Last wil as followeth: Imp", my 
Soul I Comitt Into the hands of the Almighty God my Maker 
in & through the Lord Jesus Christ whome I trust hath re- 
deemed it, & my body to decent Burial in hope of a 
comfortable Resurection, through the death & Resurectiort 



226 THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

of the Lord Jesus Christ. As to my outward Estate 
that God of his goodness hath gi-aciously Lent, & 
bestowed upon mee, I leaue Give & bestow it as Followeth : 
Imp''^. To my dearly Beloved vnie Ann Swan I Give, and 
freely Bestow upon her dureing her Natural Life : what I Con- 
tracted w^'' her to have u]5on our agreement before mariage 
viz*, my now dwelling house, orchard, Barne, & out houses & 
yards w*"^ the pviledges thereof upon the Comon : & plow 
ground behind the Barne; and the English pasture Ground 
Joyneing upon the house Lott, and the pasture Ground lying 
betweene the English Grass pasture, & pollipod Lotts: & 
Three Acers of Salt Marsh, Joyneing upon the Ox pasture at 
the East end of the Towne : Further not exprest in our con- 
tract before mariage, I bestow upon her dureing her naturall 
Life, prouided she live in the house: The Rest of my Meadow 
joyneing to that which is before exprest: & the pviledg of 
keeping two cows yearly in the East end Ox pasture. Further 
I acknowledg the Twenty five pounds to be her due accord- 
ing to our Contract before mariage, & hereby confirme it to 
her, to be paid in in houshold stuff, & in what she shal desire 
of my other estate except Lands. Further I Give my wife Ten 
Bushl of Indian, & English corne that may be for her use. till 
she Can provide Corne for her self after my decease & a Third 
part of what other provission I Leave, vizt, pork, Beef, & 
Bacon, &c. 

"Item. I give to my Son Eol^ert Swan as Fol- 
loweth : Imp*"®. I hereby Confirme to him my Village Lands 
which is about Two hundred Acers : and my Right in an Acer 
& half Lott that was Thomas Lilfords Joyneing upon my 
owne Land in Eowley, & the pviledges that belonged to my 
Right in that Lott: also I give him my now dwelling house 
Barne Orchard, yards, & house Lott, & pasture ground Joyne- 
ing thereto all but Two Acers: Avhich I have added after in 
my will to what I have given Joseph Boynton my Son in Law 
already from of y* pasture Land : This with all the pviledges 
thereto belonging I give him the sd Robert, to be at his dis- 
pose, & for his vse after the decease of Ann my wife, provided 
he pay or cause to be payed, vnto the Three children of my 
Son in Law & daughter Stickney namely. Elizabeth. Sam- 
uell. & Sarah Each five ])ounds, when they shal come to be of 
the as:e of Twenty one years: and Fifteene pounds to my 
Grandchild Richard Sutton at the Age of Twenty one yeares : 
Item. T Give vnto my Grandchild Son of Robert swan. Rich- 
ard Swan. Three Acers of meadow after my wives decease, and 



THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 227 

the pviledg of Two Cow Gates in the East end ox pasture after 
her decease which she hath given for the Tearme of her Life 
If she dwell her life time in the House : also I give to my sd 
Grand child, a sorrel mare colt one year old : & If my son Rob- 
ert swan doe bestow upon the sd Eichard my Granchild (as 
sometime he told me he would) what Estate I give to him my 
son Robert in Rowley Towne which will fall to him after my 
wives decease then the Legacies before given of Thirty pounds 
to my four Grand children. Samuell. Elizabeth, Sarah & 
Richard, & to be by him paid out of what I Gave him is there- 
by, & hereby remitted, which then shall be paid by my Execu- 
to^ If they live to j^ age aforesaid : & then I Give Richard 
More Two Acers; & half of Land that lies (of my Land) next 
the ox pasture Land, at Gate. Item. I Give vnto my Four 
daughters, viz*. Jane Wilson. Franciss Quilter. Dorothy 
Chapman & Mercy Warner Each Ten pounds. Item. I Give 
unto my Son in Law Joseph Boynton & Sarah his wife with 
what children of theirs that shall live to the Age of Twenty 
One years. Two Acers of from that part of pasture Land 
given to my wife for her life ; which shall be layd out Joyne- 
ing to his owne I formerly gave him, & pollipod Lotts, & 
David Ben [net] also I give him & them my Land in the Feild 
Caled Symons feild: & the Remaynder of that my Land not 
given to Richard swan in the Littlefeild by the ox pasture Gate 
in the East End of Rowley : also, my salt marsh in the marsh 
farme Jo3aieing upon the pond & Casway: also my Lands in 
the Ry plaine (soe cald) ten acers more or Less, also my 
meadow Comonly Caled Crane Meadow, also a Comonage in 
Towne of Rowley that belongs not to my House I live in but 
fell to mee by Gates w*** what devission or devissions may here- 
after bee upon Rowley Comon that belongs to Gate Land & 
Rate Land: 

"Item. I Give vnto Joseph Boynton all the Rest of my 
Lands & moveables, & estate what ever not mentioned before 
to the parties. And give the Lands mentioned to them & 
theirs: to him & his wife dureing their naturall life, w^'^out 
they or either of them, that survive the other before their 
death dispose of it to them before. Item. I apoynt & Consti- 
tute my Son in Law Joseph Boynton my Executo"" to this my 
Last will : who I appoynt hereby to pay all my debts, & 
legacies & disburstments whatever may be for my Burial : 
which debts Legacies, & disburstments I apoynt be paid out of 
what moveable Estate, I have left him, or I shall leave, which 
s*' estate If it reach not to y® value to pay debts &e : I hereby 



228 THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

Give him leave to sell any part of what is before given him, & 
his wife, & children, for to pay withall and hee is hereby Em- 
powred to Give deed or deeds of Conveyanc of the same. Fur- 
ther my will is that If any person or persons that I have given 
Legacie or Legacies vnto, (upon the Sight of my will:) will 
not promiss my Executo"^ (or whome he shall after his decease 
appoynt in his stead) upon their demaund of what I have 
given them, to Give him &c. before sufficient wittnesses a full 
dischardg from any further demaund or any further claime to 
any part more of my estate, then what I have in this my will 
given them, then my Executo"" or any he shall leave in Ms 
Eoome after decease, shal be at liberty whether he or they 
will pay any such Legacy or Legacies as I have given in my 
will to any : My desire is & I Intreat my Eespected Teacher 
m' Samuell Philleps, and my Loveing f reind Nehemiah Jewet 
to be Overseers of this my Last Will For full confirmation of 
the premises, I have hereunto set my hand & Seal this Twenty 
Fifth of Aprill Anno. Dom. one Thousand Six hundred & 
Seaventy & eight: the peice of cloth I leave for cloathes for 
my wife, & Richard & mary." 

Richard Swan, (seal) 

Witness: Abell langlay, Nehemiah Jewett. 

Proved in Ipswich court May 23, 1678 by the witnesses, be- 
fore Samuell Symonds, Esq., dep. Gov., and Maj. Gen. Den- 
ison, Esq. 

Inventory taken May 22, 1678, by John Johnson, John 
Pearson, Sr. and Nehemiah Jewett: cloathes for himself & 
Linnen, llli. 2s.; Mony & Books, 21i. 3s.; Corne, Wheat, Ry 
& Indian, 61i. 5s. ; Armes & Coslet, 31i. ; Barrels in ye Cellar 
& meat & Tubs in ye chamber & a chest wth corne in it, Hi, 
7s. ; Meat, hops, oyle. Runlet, measurs & 1 Ridle, 19s. ; 3 old 
Baggs, a Peck pease, 2 wheels & 1 Runlet, 10s.; 1 pr. sheep 
sheers, 4 sithes, peuter & Tin ware, Tramil, &c,. Hi. ; Bedding, 
91i. 10s. ; peuter, Brass & Tubs, lli. 5s. 6d. ; warmeing pan. 
Forme, Tramil, Andirons, Tongs, 16s.; pott & hooks, ketle, 
skillet, frying pan & Brass ketle, lli. ; kneading Trow, 2 sive& 
& 3 cheirs, 8s. 6d. ; wood and Earthen ware & 1 Glass, 12s. 
3d. ; 1 spitt, morter of Brass & pestle, 1 glass & Earthen ware, 
6s.; 5 chairs, 2 Tables, an old Cubboard, old Cushins, 18s. 
6d. ; Hemp, unpilld & pill'd & Calf skin, 2s. ; 3 Axes, 4 
wedges, betle, f row, 2 Hoes, plow & plow sled, lli. 5s. ; 2 Aug- 
ers, drawing knife, saw & old Iron, 6s. ; Hoops & Boxes, pins^ 
bolt & shackls, lli. 10s. ; yoaks with Irons & Bows, 8s. : 1 sled 
& some 5 Holed posts, 9s. ; 1 draught cheine & hors Tacklin, 



THE PROBATE RECORDS OP ESSEX COUNTY. 229 

lOs. ; Spade, shovels, forks. Hay Hooks & drag, 6s. ; an old 
Sadie & Bridle, 10s. ; yarne. Basket, old bedstead, old box & 
Lumber, 10s.; Houshold stuff, total, 461i. 19s. 9d. 3 pr. oxen, 
6 cows, Three 3 yr. olds, 1 2 yr old, 2 year olds, 1 Calf, 64li. 
10s.; 2 Horses, 2 mares, 1 Colt, 17 sheep, 10 Lambs, 181i. ; 
swine, 51i. 10s. ; Cattle, total, 881i. House & pviledges on 
Comon belonging to it, yards. Orchard, Lands, pasture & plow 
ground Joyneing to ye Homestead, 1201i. ; Village land 200 
Acers, 401i. ; his right in Acer & half Lott that was Lilfords 
wth pviledges that belonged to it, 50li.; Six acers Meadow in 
Ox pasture & 7 Acer upland by ye ox pasture gate, 611i. ; 3 
ox gates in East End Ox pasture, 2 acer meadow at Crane 
meadow, 24li. ; 8 Acer upland at Symonds feild & 8 acer at Ry 
plaine, 201i. ; 3 Acers marsh at Casway, 4 Cow Gates, 271i. ; 
A Frehold belonging to Gates & pviledges on Comon to Eates 
& Gates, lOli.; Lands, total, 35211. Total estate, 48611. 19s. 9d. 
Attested May 23, 1678 by Joseph Boynton, executor. 

Debts and legacies due from the estate to persons following : 
to his widdow, 251i. & Corne & provision, 2li. 6s. ; Land to his 
son Eobert Swan, 21011.; to his grandchild Richard, son of 
Robert, 25li. 6s. 8d. ; his grandchild Richard a conditional 
Legacie, 401i. ; his four daughters, 401i. ; merchant Waine- 

wright, lOli. ; Doctor Bennett, 2li. 2s.; Mr. Dole, Doctor, ; 

Mr. Jno. Rogers per phisick, ; IsTehemiah Jewett, 5s.; 

Jno. Pearson^ Senr., 8s.; Ed. Herd, shoemaker, ; Rich- 
ard Leighton, 14s. 8d. ; Sugar & wine at Funeral, Hi. ; Joseph 
Kilburne & Caleb Hopkinson, 5s.; the Hatter for Richard's 
hat, 7s. 

Essex County Probate Files, Docket, 26,893. 

Acquittance of Robert Swan of Haverhill only son of Rich- 
ard Swan of Rowley, to his brother in law Joseph Bo3aiton, 
executor of the estate of his father Swan, he having received 
full satisfaction by a deed of lands, to all his right in the es- 
tate of the said Richard Swan, except what is expressed in the 
agreement. Signed and sealed May 20, 1678. Witness : Dan- 
iell Wicom, John Pickard, Sr. Acknowledged June 20, 1678 
by Robert Swan. 

Robert Swan, sr., of Haverhill, acknowledged the receipt of 
"what was given him by his father, Richard Swan of Rowley, 
in his last will, namely, his dwelling house, barn, orchard, 
pasture lands and priviledges thereunto belonging, and re- 
leases Joseph Boynton of Rowley, executor to the will, of all 



230 THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

further demands upon the estate. Signed Jul}^ 31^, 1678. Wit- 
ness: Samuell Phillips, Isaac Coulby. 

Acknowledged in Ipswich court Apr. 1, 1679 by Isaac 
Coulby and 31:lni:1681 by Mr. Samuell Phillips, before 
Nath. Saltonstall and Barthol. Gedney. 

Ipswich Deeds, vol. -i, pp. 176,383. 

Estate of Egbert Dorton. 

Whereas Robert Dorton left by will 251i. to several persons, 
Jolin Ring, Edward Deare, Phillip Welch and William Dan- 
ford, and said Dorton having been out of the country these 
four years and a half and not heard from, court 25 : 4m : 
1678, ordered that Edward Deere have lOli. and the other 
three, 51i. each, Deere to pay the charge of settling the estate. 
Each was to give security in case said Dorton should return. 
Salem Quarterly Court Records, vol. 5, leaf 116. 

Petition of Edmund Dear, William Danford and Phillip 
Wealch : that the court would take cognizance of a "verbal 
will, or Guift madde by Robert Dorton which will be proved 
now at court ; the manner is as f olloweth, Robert Dorton hau- 
ing some estate to the value of twenty five pounds in good 
specias, which he left in the hands of John Ring, and ordered 
it so, that if he came not here within the space of three years, 
then he willed the said summes with the use thereof to four 
of his countrymen, Namely Edward Dear, William Danford, 
Phillip Wealch, and John Ring, and that perty of tlie four 
that was in most need at the three years end, he was to haue 
ye bigest share; Xow it is allmost six years sinse. the said 
Dorton went out of thes Cuntry." 

Edward IsTeiland, aged thirty-eight years, and Elizabeth 
Dear, aged upward of fifteen years, deposed that they asked 
Dorton a year after he made this will if he still wished the 
same carried out and he said he did. Also that the bill which 
Dorton had of John Ring for the money, he had committed 
to William Danford, Sworn, June 20, 1678, before Daniel 
Denison. 

Edward Allin and Killicrist Ross testified that they being 
in Goodman Sparks' orchard where John Ring was, heard the 
latter say he had the money in his hands, etc. Sworn, June 
20, 1,678', before Daniel Denison. 

Essex County Quarterly Court Files, vol. 28, leaf 144. 



the probate records of essex county. 231 

Estate of Thomas Purchase, Sr., of Lynn. 

"In the name of God & in his feare I Thomas Purchase 
Senio"" hein*^ niindet'ull of my owne mortallitie & certainetie 
of death & the vncertainetie of the time^ heing now in good 
health & perfect memory doe make appoint &• ordaine this to 
be my Last Will & Testament renounceing all other will or 
wills formerly made by me, first I giue & bequeath my soule 
into the hands of my blessed Redeemer, the Lord Jesus who 
dyed, & his blood cleanseth from all Sine, & through his right- 
eousnes I doe only Looke for justification & salvation, & doe 
comitt my mortall body after this life is ended, vnto the dust 
from whence it was taken there to be preserved by the power 
of the faithfullnes of my Redeemer Jesus Christ vntill the 
resurrection of the just & then to be raised vp by the same 
power to Imortallitie & life where I shall see him as he is, 
& shall ever be with him, & in this faith & hope I desire 
through his grace & assistance to Hue & dye in & at last to be 
found of him in peace, nextly my will is that my debts shall 
be truely & justly payd vnto euery one to whome I shall be in- 
debted, as for all the Estate, which the Lord hath beene 
pleased to bestow vpon me, (Excepting all my siluer plate) 
which I intend to dispose of my selfe, I giue & bequeath All 
my goods. Chattels, houses & Lands (If any standing) one 
third part unto my welbeloved wife Elizabeth Purchase, And 
two third parts of my said estate viz* Goods, Chattels, houses, 
& Lands, I giue unto my fiue children equally to be devided 
amongst them. And as for the third part which I haue giuen 
to my wife my will is that it shall Returne againe unto my flue 
children || after hir decease || equally to be devided amongst 
them. And as for the supervisors of my will I doe desire my 
welbeloved friends M"" Henry Jocelin my cousine M*" Olliver 
Purchase of Hamersmith, & my cousine M"" Edward Alline of 
Boston, And as for theire Labour & paines herein I doe giue 
unto each of my said overseers, twentie shillings a peece to be 
payd vnto them in Currant New England siluer by my sonne 
Thomas Purchase, whome I doe appointe & orclaine to be 
executor of this my last will & Testament. In witnes whereof 
I haue set to my hand & scale this second day of May Sixeteen 
hundred Seventie & Seven." 

Thomas purchas senior (seal) 

Witness : George Robinson, John Ferniside. 

Essex County Quarterly Court Files, vol. 28, leaf 146. 

Thomas Purchase dying intestate, and a writing having 
been given in as his will, in which his son Thomas was named 



232 THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

as executor, court 25:4ni:1678, granted administration to 
Elizabeth, the relict, and son Thomas, who were to bring in 
an inventory to the next Salem court. 

Salem Quarterly Court Records, vol. 5, leaf 117. 

Inventory of the estate of Mr, Thomas Purchas, sr., who 
■deceased in Linn, May 11, 1G78, aged 101 years, allowed, 
25 : 5 : 1678, in Salem court, upon oath of Elizabeth, the rel- 
ict : to a parcell of land at Pechepscot containing about 1000 

acres more or less, ; a mare & mare Colt, Hi. 10s.; one 

Cow & 2 Calves, 31i. 15s.; a Sylver tancker, 31i. ; a Sylver 
Cupp, att lib. 10s. given to his sonn Thomas before his de- 
cease, Hi. 10s.; a Sylver dram Cupp, Is. 6d. & a broaken 
Sylver spoone att 3s., 4s. 6d. ; 2 shirts & 2 p. of drawers, 12s. ; 
on bolster tick & a feather bed. Hi. IGs. ; 2 f ether beds & 2 
bolsters, 41i. 10s.; 4 pr. of pillowbeeres, Hi. 15s.; one pr. of 
wrought pillow berers and Cubbott cloath, 12s. ; a diapar table 
Cloath & to well, 7s. ; 5 sheets. Hi. 10s. ; 5 table Cloathes, 31i. ; 
20 napkins, Hi. 5s. ; 2 old Coates & 2 pr. of Bretches, one dub- 
lett, one pr. of drawers, 12s.; 3 baggs, 3s.; 7 old sheetes. Hi. 
10s.; 3 white Blancketts, 15s.; 5 pillowes, 3s.; 4 Ruggs, 21i. 
10s. ; one Coverlede & 5 old Blanketts, Hi. 5s. ; one great byble 
& 3 other bookes, 16s.; 4 Brasse Kittles, Hi. 10s.; 2 sives att 
2s., one iron pott, 4s. ; 3 wooden dishes, 3s. ; 4 pewter Dishes, 
14s.; 6 old pewter vessells, 12s.; 2 old sckilletts, a ladle & 
sckimer, 6s. ; one Brasse Chaffin dish, 4s. ; one warming pan, 
5s. 6fl.; one old Chest, 3s.; one Spitt, 4s.; one old Blanckett, 
5s.; old trunck, 5s.; one Chare, Is.; total, 351i. Is. 

Account presented by Samuell Pike of the charges and 
disbursements concerning Mr. Thomas Purchas, deceased, 
and his four children: For Mr. Thomas Purchas's diet seven 
months, 51i. 13s. 4fl.; two children's diet a year and a half, 
24li. ; one child's diet a year, 81i. ; one child's diet a year and 
a quarter, lOli. ; wintering a mare & colt, Hi. ; charges for his 
funerall. Hi. 16s. 8d.; total, 501i. 10s. 8d. Received of Mr. 
Thomas Purchas : att one time 20 bushell of Indian corn att 
5s. 6d. a Bushell, 21i. 10s., att another time tenn bushells of 
Indian corn. Hi. 5s., In Linen & wollen cloth, Hi., 41i. 15s.; 
total, due, 451i. 15s. 

Petition of Elizebeth Purchas, widow of Thomas Pur- 
chase: "your petitioners husband being an hundred & one 
yeares of age, Deceased aboutt fine or six weekes since att 
Lynn, who left behind him l)esides your petitioner fine Chil- 
dren to bee prouided for. And butt Little or noe estate haue- 



THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 233 

ing lost most of what he had by y'' Indians to the East-ward, 
Butt itt pleased him to make a Will wch. wee here withall pre- 
sent unto y"" Honours, in which will he made his Eldest sonn 
Thomas Purchas his executtor, who by reason he knowes nott 
how much his father was indebted, butt knowes his father left 
little or noe estate behind him besides a parcell of land to y^ 
Eastward, and being a young Man is fearefull to accept of y® 
•executtorship for feare of involveing himself into many 
troubles, And your petitioner understanding that y*^ law re- 
quiers either some executtor or Administrator to bee approued 
of by y^ next court in y^ countie where y® partie Deceased, 
Humblie supplicates this Honord Court that by reason that 
he that was appointed executtor refuseth to Accept thereof, 
humbly requesteth that this Honord Court would be pleased 
to grant letters of Administration to her and her sonn Thomas 
or otherwise to order & settl y^ little estate that is, as in y"^ 
wisdome you shall think meet." Elizebeth Purchas, Thomas 
Purchase. 
Essex County Quarterly Court Files, vol 28, leaves 147-148. 

Inventory of the estate of Thomas Purchase taken June 27, 
1685, by John Blany and Henry Skerry, jr. : one fetherbed 
and all the furniture belonging to it, 7li. 18s. 6d. ; 3 pr. pillow 
cases, 12 napkins, 3 tablecloths, 6 towels. Hi. 8s. ; 1 wastcot, 
10s., a neckcloth, 5s., 1 pr. sleeves, 3s., 18s. ; plate, 61i. 10s. ; 
Ipr. andirons, fire shovel & tonges, 13s. ; 1 Iron pot, brase 
skillet &, Iron hake, 14s. 6d. ; 3 peuter platters, 3 basons, 3 
porengers, 2 sasers, 13s. 6d, ; earthen ware, 3s.; 1 small table, 
1 joynt stool and 6 chayrs, 15s. ; 2 chests, 1 trunk and 2 boxes, 
Hi. ; 1 gun, 1 sword & belt, 21i. ; 1 warmeing pan smale one, 
7s. ; 1 mare, mare colt, 3 sheep and a iamb, 31i. ; money and 
goods of Mr. Wliarton, 181i. 8s. ; total, 441i. 8s. 6d. lOO' acres 
•of vacant land at eastward, — ; Debts due out of the estate, 
21i. 13s. Gd. Debts due to the estate, 2li. 5s. 

Attested in Salem court June 30, 1685 by Elizabeth Pur- 
chase widow and administratrix. 

Essex County Probate Records, vol. 302, page 138. 

Estate of Richard Richards. 

The relict of Richard Richards, deceased, brought in an in- 
ventory of her husband's estate, and was sworn 25 : 4 m: 1678. 
Salem Quarterly Court Records, vol. 5, leaf 117. 

Inventory of the estate of Richard Richards, deceased, 
taken June 25, 1678, by Edward Flint and Richard Croade: 



234 THE PROBATE RECORDS 01 ESSEX COUNTY. 

in ye lower room, a Feather l)ed & Bolster with y'' Bedsteedy 
a Eug and ye Furniture beiuoj old, 31i. ; a Table & Forme, a 
chest & 2 Boxes, Hi. ; 4 old chaires, 5s. ; An old Iron pott, 3s., 
an Iron kettle, 8s. ; 2 Iron hakes, 6s., a paire of Tongs &■ fire 
shovell, 4s. ; A Fryeing pan & Brass skillett, 4s. ; A grid Iron, 
2s., an old smoothing Iron, & 2 heaters, 2s. ; 4 old pe^rter plat- 
ters, 8s. ; 2 Jarrs, 2s., 5 Cheese Fatts, 18d. ; 4 Woodden Boles 
& 3 Trayes, 5s. ; An old Broken woollen wheele, 6d., an old 
Lynnen wheele, 2s. ; 6 old Trenchers & 3 old earthen potts, 
Is. ; an old ax, Is. ; an old paire of cards, 6d. ; in the chamber. 
An old bed, an old Bedsteed & Furniture to y*^ Bed, Hi.; A 
horse coller, a paire of hames & a cart saddle, 3s. 6d. ; an old 
rideing saddle without stirrops or girts, 4s. ; A peece of Tarrd 
roape & some old Iron, 5s. ; 3 old Tubbs, 2 old Trayes & old 
Troff, 3s. ; An old hoe, 18d., an old paire of wheeles & cart 
with y^ Appertenances, 16s., 17s. 6d. ; total, 9li. 8s. 6d. 
Allowed 28 : 4 : 1678 upon oath of the widow. 

Essex County Quarterly Court Files, vol. 29, leaf 2. 

EsTxVTE OF Moses Morgan of Salem. 

Administration upon the estate of Moses Morgaine, who 
was slain at Black Poynt, was granted 25 :4m: 1678, 
to Samuell Morgaine, who was ordered to bring in an inven- 
tory to the next Salem court. 

Salem Quarterly Court Records, vol. 5, leaf 117. 

Estate of Samuel Condie of Marblehead. 

"The Laste Will and Testamente of Samuell Condy Being 
in his perfecte Mem.ory the 9 of ffebrewary 1677 % Imp' That 
I doe giue my whole Estate To my wife Anne During The 
Terme of her Life after my Depts are paide and after the 
Death : of my sd : wife I giue It all To my Daughter Ane and 
her Children, only I doe giue to my granddaughter mary Hes- 
ter greenes daughter The Cubberd that Nowe Is In This 
House arid to Hester greenes soone Charles I giue thurty shil- 
ings when he Is of aboute fouer yeares of age If he Liue and 
To Hester greene I giue one of the pewter dishes That was 
Her mother Eebecah Condys and one pewter Dish To my 
Daughter Ane That was Her mothers and I doe make my wife 
Ane Condy and my Daughter Ane Salter my full and whole 
Excexetrixes for paying all my Depets and Eeceiuing all 



THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 235 

Deptes and iJaying all Legaties, as wittness my Hand this 9tli 
february 1678%." 

Samuell (his Sam mark) Condy. 

Witness : John (his J B mark) Brimblecom, Richard Reed, 
John Pedricke, Thomas Trefry, Samuell (his SR mark) 
Reede. 

Sworn by John Brimblecom, June 25, 1678, before Moses 
Mavericke, and by Richard Reade 29:4:1678, in Salem 
court. 

Inventory of the estate of Sajauell Condie, taken Apr. 30, 
1678, by Moses Mavericke, Samll. Ward and Richd. Oliver: 
two dwelling houses, two thirds of an orchard, a small barn, 
65li. ; 1 Cow and one yearling, -lli. ; four young swien at 8s., 
Hi. 12s.; 1 hatt, 2s. 6d.; 2 paier yarn stokins, 4s.; 3 red wast- 
kots, 15s.; 2 paier of Cloth briches, 10s.; 1 Cloth Coat, 12s.; 
1 Cap Cloth Coat, 7s. ; 1 paier of woolen drawers, 4s. ; 2 shirts, 
1 paier of drawers, 10s.; 1 paier of sheets, 10s.; 2 pillow 
Cases, 3s. ; 1 silk gras bed and boulster, three fether pillows, 
Curtins, bedsted, 2 old rugs, 2 blankitts, 1 sheet, 6li. ; 1 paier 
of boots, 10s.; 1 table and a form, 14s.; 1 muskitt, 15s.; 1 
Cutlas, 8s. ; 1 pistoll, 5s. ; 1 Chest and a box, Hi. ; 2 Iron pots 
and 1 Iron ketl. Hi. 10s. ; 1 paier of Indirons, 12s. ; 1 paier of 
tongs and a pot Crock, 4s.; 1 spitt, 2s.; six pewter platters, 
18s.; 2 plats, 5 poringers, 5s. 6d.; 1 beker, 1 Candlstik, a pint 
pot and a Cup, 2s. 6d. ; 1 warming pan, 6s., 1 Lattin pan, 7s. ; 
1 Lanthorn, 2s. ; a parcill of Earthen ware. Is. ; 1 pewter Cup, 
Is. ; old Chaires and other lumber, 5s. ; 1 bras skillett, 2s. 6d. ; 
1-2 a maer and Colt, 15s.; total, 891i. 9s. Debts: to Richard 
Knott, docktor, 9s.; Vinson Stillson, jr.. Hi. Is.; John Wall- 
dron, lis.; Thomas Dixsy, jr., 12s.; Thomas Hawkings, 13s.; 
Edward Homan, Copper, 14s.; Mr. Sam. Gardner, lli. 15s.; 
Cristopher Lattemore, 16s.; Mr. Danell Welles, docktor, lli. 
10s. 6d. ; Richard Hood of Linn, lli. 10s.; Richard Rowland, 
ST., lli. 15s. ; Phillip Brimellcome, lli. ; Edmund Batter, 271i. 
10s. Allowed 29 : 4: 1678 upon oath of An, the widow. 

Essex County Quarterly Court Files, vol. 29, leaves 28, 29. 

Estate of Philip Roundy of Salem. 

Administration upon the estate of Phillip Roundy, intes- 
tate, Avas granted 25 :4m: 1678, unto Ann, the relict. She 
brought in an inventory and the estate was ordered to remain, 
in her hands for her necessary use. 

Salem Quarterly Court Records, vol. 5, leaf 117. 



236 THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

Inventory of the estate of Phillip Eoundy, deceased, ap- 
praised, June 24, 1678, by Richard Croade and William 
Hollis: a small feather Bed & small Bolster with Two little 
pillowes, a paire of pillow beers & a paire of Linnen sheetes & 
a paire of Blankets & a Rug^, all being well worne, also y® 
bedsteed & old curtains & old canopy, 41i. ; an old brase Kettle, 
6s.; an old fire shovell & a paire of Tongs & a spitt, all little 
more in valine then old Iron, 3s. 6d. ; an old small Iron pott 
& poott hookes, 3s. 6d. ; A Trammell & an old Fryeing pann, 
4s. ; 3 pewter platters, 8s. ; 3 pewter porringers, an old pewter 
drinking cup & pewter Bole, 3s. 6d. ; 6 old chaires whereof 2 
or 3 Broken, 3s. 6d. ; 1 Table with an oake leafe about six 
foote Long, 10s. ; 1 Little old Table & a chest, 5s. ; 3 Latten 
dripping panns, 2s. ; one very small Trundle beadd being but 
Few Feathers in it, with ye Bedsteed and that Little Furni- 
ture belonging to it, Hi. 10s. ; a Letten candlesticke, 6d. ; 
total, 71i. 19s. 6d. Possibly some debts that may be oweing to 
this estate but what ye widdow cannot tell, neither doth shee 
know how much ye abovesaid estate of her deceased husband's 
may be indebted, "Therefore ye poorej] widdow || humbly requests 
this honored Court to direct her in a way what to doe in this 
her desolate case that shee may be cleare & also that shee may 
haue some consideration out of ye estate towards ye mainten- 
ance of her poore orphant since her Fathers decease to this 
tyme." Allowed 27: 4: 1678 upon oath of Ann, the widow. 
Essex County Quarterly Court Files, vol. 29, leaf 3. 

Estate of George Beckford of Marblehead. 

Christian Bigford was appointed 25:4:1678, administra- 
trix of the estate of her husband George Bigford, and brought 
in an inventory. The estate was ordered to remain in her 
hands for the bringing up of her children. 

Inventory of the estate of the husband of Christian Beck- 
ford, taken at Marblehead, June 26, 1678, by Willam Woods 
and Robert Bartlett: to old Rooges, 17s. ; three old bed blanck- 
etes, 12s.; one old hameck, 5s. ; three old feather pelares, 12s.; 
one Canvas Cattail bolster, 2s. ; one old feather bead, 21i. 10s. ; 
one old pare of Cortenes, and fanenes, Hi. 5s. ; one pare of 
shetes, 10s. ; one bedstead, 4s. ; to Eiaren potes and Cetell, 1 
Hi. ; to pare of pot Crockes, 3s. ; one frian pan, 2s. 6d. : one 
Croock for to hang the pot in and one par of tongs, 5s. ; tools, 
spardes and one hoo and one billhoock, 6s. ; to seefes and one 



THE PEOBATE EECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 237 

pare of beles, 3 s.; six puter dishes, one quart, one to quart 
bason, one salt selar. Hi. 12s. 6d. ; three porengeres and on 
bole, 2s. 6d. ; som earthen potes and deshes, 6s. ; fouer old bar- 
eles and to spening wheeles, 12s. ; one bras skelat and one box 
and heateres and one Lamp, 7s.; one wascot and one par of 
breches, Hi. ; one bibell and to small boockes, os. ; one Chest 
and to boxes, 8s. ; total, 131i. 9s. 6d. 

Essex County Quarterly Court Files, vol. 29, leaf 4. 

Estate of Mrs. Elizabeth King of Lynn. 

Administration upon the estate of ]\Irs. Eliza. King was 
granted 25 : 4m : 1678, to Mr. Ealph King, who presented an 
inventory of the estate. 

Salem, Quxirterlti Court Records, vol. 5, leaf 117. 

Inventory of the estate of Mrs. Elizabeth King, taken May 
26, 1678, by William Bassett and Thomas (his F mark) Ear- 
rar: one long table and Joyn Stools and a chist. Hi. 17s.; two 
great chayers, 3 cushins and a carpit, Hi. 7s. ; one small table, 
one bedsted, one prest and cabbin bed and trundle bed, Hi. 
18s.; one trunk, one chist, pewter, brass and skellet and Iron 
ware, 21i. 13s. 6d. ; a payer of Stilliards, head pece and corslit, 
10s. ; courtins and vallanc, a Rudg and 2 blankets, being very 
old, a hack ford, 14s. ; baskets, beds and bedcloths belonging 
thereto, 4li, 14s. ; linning, 5 sheep and lambs, 2 silver spoons, 
a crank for a grindstone, oli. 12s.; an ould horse, 10s.; a bed 
and bolster. Hi. ; a small old tramell and old bellows, 4s. ; 
total, 211i. 19s. 6d. "my mother in here Hue time disposed of 
her waring aparrell by her perteculer desire to her grand dautor 
hannah blana}^, alsoe my mother in her line time gaue to her 
dautor sarah nedom one bed and boulster at her decease which 
is not Inuentered And alsoe to my self one greate bibill and 
a small siluer dram Cup and to my wife a siluer wine Cup 
which is not In the Inuenteree." 

Allowed in Salem court 29:4: 1678. 

Debts due from the estate of Mrs. Elizabeth King, executrix 
of the will of Mr. Danill King: to Ralph King, attorney to 
Elizabeth King in behalf of the children of Hanah Blayner at 
two courts at Salem petitioning, 31i. 3s. ; in the action against 
Blainer as we sued in her Right and what he the said blayner 
Recouerd against us and that which we expended on that ac- 
count, 141i. 15s. 4d. ; to Docter Knott, 12s.; to Docter Weels, 
— ; to my mothers funerall Charges, 5li. 10s. Sworn by Ralph 
King, June 29, 1678, in Salem court. 

Essex County Quarterly Court Files, vol. 29, leaf 32. 



238 the probate records of essex county. 

Estate of Edmond Towne of Topsfield. 

"The Intent and purpose of Edniond Towne presented by 
mary his wife Consceruin his estate presented to this Hounored 
Court now sittino; Imprimis The minde of the deceased was as 
is mine allsoe; and is consented too by all partys conscernd 
that the four sonns shall haue all the Lands Equally devyded 
amongst them, And the rest of the estate to be Equally 
devyded amongst the 5 : (paries only Sarah the secong Daugh- 
ter is already marryed and Hath rescievd to the valine of 
twelve pounds already. Soe Leaveing my Cause to god, and 
to your Honnors searious Consideration I subscrybe myselfe 
mary Towne. Only provided that the widow's thirds of the 
whole be taken out fust. Jacob Towne deposed that Thomas 
Towne, eldest son of Edmund Towne, deceased, declared him- 
self to be satisfied with an equal share with the rest of his 
brethren." Sworn in court, 27 : 4: 1678. 

Proved by the widow, 27 : 4 : 1678, with the consent of all 
the surviving persons concerned. 

Essex County Quarterly Court Files, vol. 29, leaf 30. 

Administration upon the estate of Edmond Towne was 
granted 27:4: 1678, to Mary, the relict, who was to dispose 
of the estate according to the mind of the deceased, as by mu- 
tual agreement of all surviving persons concerned, which writ- 
ing was allowed. An inventory was also presented and sworn 
to. Salem Quarterly Court Records, vol. 5, leaf 117. 

Inventory of the estate of Sergeant Edman To\\Tie, taken 
at Topsfield, May 3, 1678, by Frances Pabody and Thomas 
Baker : Books, Hi. ; wearing clothes, 71i. 14s. ; linning sheetes 
and neckpins, llli. 6s.; house and landes on the north of the 
Eiuer, 22011. ; upland and mado on the south side River, 72li. ; 
five oxen and seven coues, 521i. ; young Cattel, 191i. 17s.; 
shepe and lambes, 61i. ; two horses, 71i. ; swine, 81i. ; iron 
tooles, 31i. ; kittels and potes and other iron ware, 4li. 4s. ; 
peuter and earthing ware and glas, 21i. 15s.; swordes and 
gones, 4li. 6s. ; wheles and other lumbur, 61i. 3s. ; a cubbard 
and cheastes, 21i. 10s. ; bedsted and beddin, 161i. 10s. ; pillin 
and saddel, 2li. ; wooll and flax, 17s. ; five barrels of sider, 2li. 
10s.; wollin and linnin yarne, 2li. 10s.; home spon cloath, 7li. 
10s. ; corne and porke, 4li. ; for halfe the farme which was 
given to Sargent Toune in Revertion l)y Thomas Browning; 
total, 45311. 12s. Depts owing, 261i. 3s. 3d.; by the death of one 
cow, 31i. 10s. Allowed in Salem court 27 : 4 : 1678. 

Essex County Quarterly Court Files, vol. 29, leaf 31. 



THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 239 

Acknowledgment of John How, dated Mar. 5, 1679-80, of 
the receipt from his mother Towne, executrix to the estate of 
his father To\\^ie, of his wife's portion. 

Acknowledgment of Abigaile Peabody, dated Mar. 21, 1694- 
5, of the receipt from her mother Towne of her portion. 

Acknowledgment of Eebecca Knitte, dated June 2, 1698, of 
the receipt from mother Towne of her portion. 

Acknowledgment of John Prichett and his wife, dated July 
27, 1698, of the receipt of her portion. 

The widow Mary Towne of Topsfield testified in Ipswich 
court, Sept. 6, 1714, that as administratrix of her husband's 
estate, she had paid to Thomas Wilkins who married one of 
her daughters, her portion of the estate. 

Essex County Prohate Records, vol. 311, page 181. 

An agi'eement made between Thomas Towne, William (his 
W mark) Towne, Joseph Town and Samuel Town, all of 
Topsfield, that whereas the court settled the lands of our 
father, Edmond Town of Topsfeild upon us, and also our 
mother Mrs. Mary Town hath given to us her share of land 
which belonged to our grandfather Thomas Browning, and 
we have divided all the said lands amongst ourselves as is here- 
after expressed (excepting only two acres and a half of medow 
of said Browning's which our mother hath given by her will to 
our sisters) : "^'Thomas Town hath two twenty acre lotts in the 
first Division where he now dwels and about six acres of 
medow joyning to his Land and to the Eever also about foure 
acres of medow Lyeing betwen Beverely medows and Wenhani 
medows which he had of our father for Twenti and Two 
pounds willed to him by our grandfather Browning." 

William Town's share of upland "is all that which was our 
fathers on the north side of the Eever where he now dwells as 
also a peace of medow of about three acres joyning eastward 
on Jacob Easte and westward upon Joseph Town and also six 
acres of medow on the south side of the Eever over against 
his dore." 

Joseph Town's share is "all our fathers second devision 
where he now dwells it being about fifty acres also Three acres 
of Eever medow joyning to Jacob Este on the west and Wil- 
liam Town on the east, also foui'e acres of medow on the south 
side of the Eever joyning upon Joseph Town on the east and 
on John Curtice on the west." 

Samuell Town's share is "all the upland and medow that 
"was our grandfather Brownings on the north side of the 
Eever In which is included William Towns share of land and 



240 THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

medow which he and Saiuuell Town bought of our Tinkle 
James Symonds, also about an acre and halfe of Revir medow 
jo}Tiing to Joseph Town to the west and Jacob Town to the 
east." 

Signed Feb. 1, 1709-10. Witness: William Porter, Jona- 
than Putnam. 

Acknowledged Dec. IG, 1717, by Thomas Town, William 
Towne, Benja. and Daniell Town sons of Joseph Towne and 
executors to their father's will. 

Essex County Probate Files, Docket 27,886. 

Estate or John Woodham of Ipswich. 

Inventory of the estate of John Woodum of Ipswich, taken 
July 1, 1678, by John Whipple, Sr. and Thomas Dennis: his 
dweling hows with out housing & homsted, 701i. ; abought fiv 
acers of march, 271i. ; five accers of Lande in the comon feild, 
201i. ; one horse, 21i. 10s.; one cow, 31i. 10s.; two steers 2' 
yers old, 411. ; two swine. Hi. 5s. ; his wareing clothes Linon 
and woollin with shoos, 4li. 10s. ; two small fetherbeds with 
what belongeth to them, 71i. 10s. ; two chests, 16s. ; a smal table 
& fower chayers, 8s. ; one old sword, 4s. ; worming pan, 8s. ; 
f riing pan, 4s. ; Gridiron, payer of tonges, firepan, 8s. ; an old 
axe, 3s. ; pewter, 6s. ; one sikle. Is. ; two trowels, one hamer, 
5s. ; one betle, one Iron wedg, one haye fork, 4s. ; two old 
shovels, two howes, 6s. ; two Iron pottes, a brase scilet, Hi. 6s., 
one beare barill, 2s. ; one paill. Is. ; two old spining wheels,, 
old fanes & a cow bele, 8s. ; a small Cart roape, payer of trayce,. 
a horse sleed, 7s.; one bibel, one other booke, 13s.; kneading 
trofe & two large trofes, 16s. ; a hemp braake & a hechell, 7s. ; 
old Cherne, sadle & panell with bridle, 18s.; tramell, earthen 
wear, 6s. ; severall small inconsiderable things, 5s. ; due from 
Hanna Eobiohn which is now wiffe to Isake Howe for one 
yeares boarde, 71i, 10s. ; tammy for a Coate, Hi. 14s. ; pd. for 
hure to Sergt. bruer for making a wascoat, 7s.; due from 
Thomas fowler in pipe staves. Hi. 10s.; total, 16011. 7s. The 
estate is deptor to sevrall men, 641i. 4s. 7d. 

Attested in court by Mary Wooddam, relict of John 
Wooddam. 

Essex County Prolate Files, Docket 30,565. 

There being a will of John Wooddam produced in court 
without proof, the court x\pr. 1, 1679, gi-anted administration 
unto the widow, Mary Wooddam, she to have the estate while- 



THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 241 

she lives and wliat she leaves at her death to be to her daughter 
Mary Eyr the only child of John Wooddam, 

Ipswich Quarterly Court Records, vol. 5, page 344» 

Estate of William Pearce. 

Ambross Gale of Marblehead was appointed 24: 5m: 1678, 
administrator of the estate of William Pearce, who, with 
Denis Bartlett and Robert Pike, was drowned in the winter 
of 1677, and he brought in an inventory of his estate, which 
was to be settled at the next court. 

Salem Qiiarterly Court Records, vol. 5, leaf 120.. 

Inventory of the estate of William Pears, deceased, taken 
Apr. 29, 1678; 105 lb. of pork at 3d. p., Hi. 6s, 3d.; 1 gun, 
Hi. ; 1 felt hatt, 4s. ; 2 paier of shoos, 7s. ; 1 Corsie Coat, Hi. ; 
1 Jackett and Briches, Hi. 3s. ; 1 Coat, 12s, ; 1 paier 
wosted stokins, 5s. ; 1 paier striped briches and a paier of old 
drawers, 5s. ; 1 whiet shirt, 1 blew ditto, 1 paier drawers and 
on neckcloth, 12s. ; 1 lien and half, 4s. ; 1 bedsak, 6s. ; 3 lb. of 
shott, 14 hooks, a ball of twien, 2s. 6d.; 1 Chest, 8s.; 1-8 of" 
hundred bred, 2s. ; 7 bbs. of mackrell sent to barbados by Rob- 
ert Coks, 51i. 5s.; total, 131i. Is. 9d. Debts: to Ambrose gall, 
21i. 9s. 7d. ; James Stilson, Hi. 4s. ; John Chine, 14s. 8d. ; 
John Furbush, Is. 4d.; 3 cord of wood and 100 C bread to- 
Sam Morgan, Hi. 17s. 6d. ; Robert Cox, 31i. ; Christopher Lat- 
tamore, 16s. 6d. ; Robt. Cox, Hi. 10s.; more, about 15s.; total, 
121i. 3s. lid. William Peerse, debtor to Cr. Lattomor, 
16s. 6d. 

Allowed in Salem court 25 : 5 : 1678. 

Essex County Quarterly Court Files, vol. 29, leaf 53. 

Estate of Dennis Bartlett. 

Ambross Gale of Marblehead was appointed 24: 5m: 1678, 
administrator of the estate of Dennis Bartlett, who, with Wil- 
liam Pearce and Robert Pike, was drowned in the winter of 
1677, and he brought in an inventory of his estate, which was 
to be settled at the next court. 

Salem Quarterly Court Records, vol. 5, leaf 120. 

Inventory of the estate of Denis Bartlott, deceased, taken 
Apr. 29, 1678: 1 suett of Cloth Cloas. Hi. 2s.: 2 paier of 
striped briches. Hi. 2s.; 1 Cloth Coat, 15s.; 1 Ked wastkott 
with silver lases, 15s.; 1 Red wastkot, 7s. ; 1 shirt and a paier 
of old drawers, 8s. ; 2 long neckcloth and hankercher, 8s. ; 2 



2:12 THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

French liens, 7s.; 5 dozen 1-2 of Codhooks, 13s. 9d. ; 2 paier 
french fall shoes, lis.; parsill of worstid and a paier of 
worsted stokins, 8s, ; 1 Cabin Rug and old bedsack, 9s. ; 1 old 
Coat and Briches, 5s.; 1-8 of a hundred of bred, 2s.; total, 
71i. 12s. 9d. Debts : to Ambros Gall, 51i. ; John Furbush, 31i. 
4s. 6d. ; Richd. Read, 15s.; John Chinne, 8s. 6d. ; Grigory 
Codner, 21i. 15s. 9d. ; Robert Cox, Hi. 10s.; Samuell Morgan, 
5s.; Christopher Lattamor, Hi. 7s. 7d. ; total, 151i. 15s. 4d. 
Denes Bartlot, debtor to Cr. Lattomor, lli. 7s. 7d. 
Allowed in Salem court 25: 5: 1678. 

Essex County Quarterly Court Files, vol. 29, leaf 53. 

Estate of Robert Pike. 

Ambross Gale of Marblehead was appointed 24:5:1678, 
administrator of the estate of Robert Pike, who, with William 
Pearce and Denis Bartlett, was drowned in the winter of 
1677, and he brought in an inventory of his estate, which was 
to be settled at the next court. 

Salem Quarterly Court Records, vol. 5, leaf 120. 

Inventory of the estate of Robert Pek, deceased, taken Apr. 
29, 1678: hooks, Leins and leads, 10s.; 1 old Cloth Coat and 
stuff briches, 12s. ; Cloth Coat, lli. ; 1 hatt, 2s. 6d. ; parsell of 
old hooks and 1 led, 5s.; 1 old shirt, 1 paier drawers, 2 old 
neckloths, 4s. ; 1 old pillow and bed sak, 5s. ; 1 old Chest, 4s. ; 
one gun, 10s. ; total, 31i. 2s. 6d. Debts : to Ambrose Gall, 41i. 
10s. lid. Allowed in Salem court 25 : 5 : 1678. 

Essex County Quarterly Court Files, vol. 29, leaf 53. 

Estate of Amos Stickney of Newbury. 

"August 27*** 1678 Bee it knowne vnto all men by these 
presents that I Amos Stickney of Newbury in the Countie of 
Essex N E : Massac : being sicke & weake of body but of per- 
fect memory do here make my last will and Testament Corn- 
ending & Comitting my soule into the hands of my blessed Re- 
deemer Jesus Christ, & my body vnto the dust from whence it 
was taken, in hope & full assurance of a blessed Resurrection. 
And for my worldly goods I dispose as followeth Imp*^ I giue 
and bequeath unto Sarah my wife all my houshold goods with- 
all my stoeke that is to say my cattle horses sheep & swyne 
& also to haue the house & land in her hands vntill my Son 
John shalbe of the Age of one & twenty years. And dureing 
her widdowhood to haue a Roome in the house as long as she 



THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 248 

Hues a widdow. And I appoint her to be the sole executrix of 
this my last will and testament & to discharge my debts & 
funerall. 2dly I giue to my son my houseing & Hall my|| land|| 
meadow I & frehold || and preuiledges || to my son John when 
he shalbe of the Age of one & twenty years as aforsaid, And 
my said son John shall pay out of the said land to euery one 
of his brothers & sisters ten pounds within three years after 
each of them shall attaine to the said age of one & twenty 
years in corne & cattell as indifferent men shall Judge. And 
if my said son John shall decease this life before he shalbe of 
the aforsaid age then I appoint my Son Amos to haue the 
said II houseing & I land when he shall attaine to the said age 
And to pay out of it to his brothers & sisters according as it is 
aboue mentioned, as his brother John should haue done, And 
my said son John dureing his nonage I appoint that hee shall 
dwel with his mother to help her & all the rest of my children 
to be at their mothers dispose & my two daughters to haue 
their nortion paid them when they shalbe of the age of twenty 
years and if any of them shall dy before they come of the said 
age then then their said portions shalbe equally diuided 
amongst the rest of those that suruiue And I desire my loue- 
ing Brothers John stickney & Andrew stickney & Samuell 
stickny to be the ouerseers of this my last will & testament." 

Amos Stikney. (seal) 

Witness: Anthony Somerby, Anthony Morse, Sea., Samuel 
Stickny. 

"The names of the children are John Andrew Amos Joseph 
Beniamin Moses Hannah & Sarah." 

Proved in Ipswich court Sept. 24, 1678 by Anthony Som- 
erby and Samuell Stickny. 

Inventory of the estate of Amos Stickney of Newbury, de- 
ceased Aug. 29, 1678, taken by Anthony Somerby, Peter 
Cheney and Samuel Stickney: house, bame with fifteene 
acres of land upland & meadow, 15011. ; Corne in the barne & 
Indian corne upon the land, 201i. ; two mares, 5li. ; two steeres, 
71i. ; seaven Cowes, 211i. ; one two year old, 21i. ; three yearl- 
ings, 31i. ; foure calves, 21i. ; about forty sheep, lOli.; twelve 
swyne smal & great, 61i. ; his wearing apparrell, 71i. ; bedstead, 
fetherbed, bolster, 2 blankets. Coverlet, Curtaines & vallons, 
81i. ; other beds & beding, 51i. ; three paire of sheets & pillow- 
beares, 31i. ; wooll in the house, 31i. ; a Loame with all tackling 
for weaveing, lOli. ; parcel of new homemade cloth, 31i. 10s. ; 
parcell of cheese, 21i. 10s. ; two Iron potts, 2 Iron kettles & 3 
bras skillets, 21i. 10s.; 5 pewter platers, Chamber pot, smal 



244 THE PROBATE RECORDS OP ESSEX COUNTY. 

flagon, pint pot, glass bottles, stone bottles & a warmeing 
pan, 21i. ; thre chests, 2 litle tables, 2 boxes, settle, 3 chayers 
& other small things. Hi. 10s. ; hogshead, bear barel, chume, 
milk trayes, buckets, firkin & other lumber. Hi. 10s.; fire 
shovel, tongues, 2 tramells & pot hooks, 10s. ; musket, sword 
& pike with Ammunition, 21i, ; sadle, bridle & pillion, Hi.; 
Cart & wheels, sled, plow. Irons, three chaynes, 3 wedges, 
three hooes, an Axe, prongs & other utinsills for husbandry, 
51i. 10s.; total, 28411. 10s. The deceased indebted to Henry 
Jaques, 21i. ; to the executrix of Anthony Morse deceased, 31i. ; 
Mr. Davison, Hi. 10s. ; Mr. White, Hi. 8s. ; Francis willet, Hi. 
3s. 4d. ; Penuel Titcomb, 31i. ; marcht. Dole, 10s.; Dr. Dole, 
16s.; Anthony Somerby, lis. 6d. ; Peter Cheny, 10s.; total, 
141i. 8s. lOd. 

Attested in Ipswich court Sept. 24, 1678 by Sarah Stickny, 
executrix. 

Essex County Probate Files, Doclcet 26,463. 

Estate of Francis Jordan of Ipswich. 

"In the name of God Amen : I ffrancis Jordan am now 
weake in body yet in perfect strenth of memory do Comit my 
spirit to god who gaue it, and my body to bee desently buried 
in full hopes : of a blessed & glorious resurrection at the great 
day: Item: My will is that my deare and Louing wife Jane 
shall Injoy my dwelling house : wth all my : outhouses : as also 
al my lands: that I now stand possessed w*** all in one place 
and another : w*^ all the appurtenances priuileges thereunto : 
belonging as also al my Chattell's : let them bee more or less : 
and all my goods both w*** in & w*" out doores : what soeuer : 
in mouable or vnmoueable I do giue to my wife during her 
natural life: shee to dispose of to any of my Children or 
Gran children : that shal carry and behaue themselus : best to- 
wards her : my : will is that my : wife shall not giue any part 
or parsell of my Estate of one kind or another: to none, but 
either to my Children or Granchildren and that not for them 
to receaue or posses or improue, before my wife by the will 
of god shall bee called out of this world my wil is that my 
deare wife: shall haue power to sell what soeuer part of my 
Estate shee shall haue occation of for her Comfortable subsist- 
ance & maintainance in her ould age and what then shall bee 
left at my wiues death: my Will is that After my wiues de- 
cease my Grandchild Mary: Simson shall haue twenty: 
pounds if so much left, Undisposed of by 1| my || wife: for 
her Comfortable liuelyhood: & my will is that after that 



THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 245 

twenty pounds : is payd : to : my Grandchild Mary : that then 
my deare wife shall: haue full power & liberty to giue it as 
aboue sayd to them who : do behaue themselus best towards : 
her : I say to : my children : or Gran children : & to no other 
whatsoeuer : my will is that is that my wife Jane shall bee my 
sole Excetrix : of this my last will and testament, dated April 
23:1678:" 

ffrancis (his -|- mark) Jordan. 

Witness : Thomas Knoulton, Sen., ffrancis Wainwright. 

Proved in Ipswich court Sept. 24, 1678 by the witnesses. 

Inventory of the estate of Frances Jordan of Ipswich, 
taken June 8, 1678, by Thomas Knoulton, Sr. and John 
Staniford : house, Barne & home lott, lOOli. ; a pasture in ye 
feild of 2 Acres, lOli. ; 4 Acres & 1-2 planting land in manings 
neck, 22li. 10s. ; 4 Acres marsh at ye neck, IGli. ; a lott at hogg 
Island of 3 Acres more or less, 91i. ; 2 oxen, 3 Cows, 2 yere- 
lings, 201i. ; 6 sheepe, 6 swine, 71i. 10s. ; Cart, slead & plough, 
Hi. 10s. ; pr. of traise, spanshakle, Coller & a yoake, 6s. In ye 
Parlor : fether bed & bolster, rugg, blanket, Curtaines & val- 
ents, 1 pillow, bed Case, matt, bedsted, trundlebed & 2 Cords, 
91i. ; his aparrell & woollen ware & shooes, hats & stockens, 
lOli. 5s. ; his waring lenneng. Caps & gloves, 4li. ; 5 pr. sheets, 
51i. 5s. ; 8 pillowbeers, 40s. ; napkins & towells, 32s. ; remnants, 
18s. ; bible & psalme boke, 7s. ; chest, 12s. ; warming pan, 
10s.; musket, sword & tackling. Hi. 5s.; rugg, 2 old pillows, a 
blanket, 21i. ; 6 Chaires & a box, 25s. ; lanthorn, 2s. ; 2 Cush- 
ens, linnen whele & 2 baskets, 10s. In ye halle : A pr. tongs, 2 
potts, a pr. Andirons, potthookes & spitt, 21i. 7s. ; 1 skillet, 
kettle, frying pan, candlestick, Hi. 7s. 6d. ; pewter & alcumy 
spoones, 31i. 6s. ; tin ware & a box Iron, 10s. ; earthin ware, 
5s. ; wooden ware, 25s. ; 5 Chaires, table, forme, 8s. ; 3 bookes, 
6s. ; musket, sword & tacklin, 25s. In the old parlor : bedsted, 
bed, boulster, rugg, pillow, blanket, 31i. ; a whele, 3s. ; Cubberd 
& sum trifles in it, 15s.; table, forme, Chest & a Chaire, Hi. 
7s. ; 2 sickles, 2 mesures, tray, pr. sheres, 6s. 6d. ; hows, forks, 
shovell & implements. Hi. ; 301i. woollen yame, 31i. In the 
parlor Chamber : Corslet & pike, Hi. 5s. ; Fan, 7s. ; 201i. of 
wooll, 20s.; wheate, 10s.; 3 sythes, 6s. In ye hall Chamber: 
81i. woollen yame, 16s. ; 71i. Gotten yarne, 17s. 6d. ; 31i. fine 
Cotton yarne, 10s. 6d. ; 31i. fine flax yarne, 9s.; 51i. tow yame, 
5s. ; 31i. Cotton wooll, 3s. ; beame & scales, 5s. ; a pr. bootes, 
5s. ; 3 tubs, 5s. ; 2 barrell & fethers, 4s. ; flax, 30s. ; keeler, 4s. ; 
2 half bushells, a knapsack, 5s. ; 2 sacks & 2 sives, 7s. ; hopps 
& tow, 5s. In the Cellar: 8 barrells, 3 half barels & other 



246 THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

tubs. Hi. 10s.; 5 keelers, 16s.; Churn, 3s.; hogshead & trifles, 
4s. ; beere stall & a forme, a piggen, 7s. ; sider press & apertin- 
anees. Hi. 3s. ; flax, hemp & 2 ladders, 14s. ; 3 Axes, 1 
hatchet, 2 wedges, a betle, 13s. ; a well bucket, 4s. ; hetchell & 
betle, 5s. 6d. ; total, 2621i. 6s. The debtes that are owing, lOli. 
6s. ; remainder, 25211. 
Attested Sept. 24, 1678 by the executrix. 

Essex County Probate Files, Docket 15,242. 

Estate of James Barker of Rowley. 

"The Last will & Testament of James Barker of Rowley in 
N'ew England In the County of Essex : Borne at stragewell in 
Low Suffolk in Old England. Being at present of Competent 
Understanding though weak of Body, & not knowing how 
Soone or Suddenly the Lord may call me hence by death I 
Make & Ordeine this my Last will & Testament: being little 
altered from what I made a year Since & Left in keeping in 
the hands of Nehemiah Jewett though not Signed & sealed 
then : I Comit my Soul Into the hands of God my Maker & 
my body to decent Buriall in hopes of a Blessed Ressurection 
through the death & ressurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ my 
Redeemer. And for my outward Estate which God hath Giuen 
mee I dispose of it in maner following : Imp", to my Beloued 
Wife Mary I Giue the things she Brought w**' her when I 
maried her, & the vse of the Roome wee line in, w*'' firewood 
Ready Cutt for the fire from time to time: her Rent at Ips- 
witch & Twenty shillings yearly for her life: to be payed by 
my Son Burzilai in work or as she shall se need to Call for it. 
not monie: & If any agreement appear of our Contract at 
Mariage that it be fullfild equally by my Executor's: It. I 
Giue to my Son Burzillai my Eldest child one half of my pas- 
ture Land below the orchard : to lie next to B'**. Georg Kil- 
burnes Land : & the Remayneing part of the Six Acers of 
Land at the farme made ouer to him before & all the Rest of 
ray Upland in the farme Comonly caled M"^ Burners farme: 
&. Three acers of Meadow in meadow (Cald Seetchwell mead- 
ow) bought of Daniel Harris being part upland : & Two Acers 
of meadow at Cow Bridg one of it salt & the other Ruff 
marsh: & one ox Gate in the ox pasture, (only Grace my 
daughter to haue the vse of it while she Remaines unmaried) 
Also a percell of meadow about Two Acers Lying at the place 
wee call Newberry hole. & one acer of Salt Marsh that was 
Layd out to mee Towards M*" Nelsons Isleand : and a Quarter 
part of my Right in the Three Thousand acers aboue the 



THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 247 

Cow Commons : & a Third part of my Land at Merimack & 
Bradford of the great Lott that is six score acers w*"^ this 
prouiso that the other Two Lotts haue a way throw it to the 
Eiuer on one side or other most Conuenient. My will is that 
he pay or Cause to be payd the one half of my Engagement 
to my wife & Twenty shillings as is exprest in her Legacy : & 
Twenty shillings in Corne yearly to my daughter Grace till 
she be Maried. 

"It. I Griue to my Son James Barker Fifteen Acers of Land 
in the Addition to my Merimack Land : & also my Gate Marsh 
deuided to mee at Hog Isleand in Rowley : It. I Giue vnto my 
son Nathaniel Barker half my Homestead to lye next to the 
Highway to Br°. Kilburnes house w*** the Building upon it : & 
half the pasture below the orchard which I haue not Giuen to 
my Son Burzilai next to Jn". Sticknays Land. More I Giue 
him the Lott Cald Wilds Lott in Bradford street Lotts: & 
Three Acers of Land at Long hill : Also my Land at New 
plainer & my meadow at Great Meadow: also Fine acers of 
Euff Marsh at Newberry Gate & the Third part of my Land at 
Bradford that is to say of the Six Score Acers soe cald : to lie 
next the Village : & more I giue him a Quarter part of my 
priuiledg in the Three Thousand Acers aboue the Towne Cow 
Conions : My will is that he pay or Cause to be payd the other 
half of my Engagement to my wife dureing her natural life : 
also that he sumer & winter & be at al chardg of the keeping 
of a Cow for his Sister Grace, while she is unmaried If she de- 
sire it : Also my will is that Nathaniell shall haue his dwelling 
in the part of the house that he now Hues in : soe that he suffer 
not the other parts of the Houseing to want Repairing from 
time to time to time & doe not disturb his sister liueing in the 
other part of the House while she is vnmaried If she see good 
to Hue there: which said Houseing & the rest of the Home- 
stead he shall haue after the decease of his said sister or mari- 
age : but he not performeing what I haue specified then upon 
her Just Complaint to my Ouerseers it shall be in their power 
to disposes him of that part giuen him : Then I giue & be- 
queath that w'"'' Grace is to Enjoy w*" the rest after her de- 
cease & my wiues to Ebenezer Barker my Grandchild If he Hue 
to age of Twenty one y'^s or els to his Father: also I Giue 
Nath'. two Acers of salt marsh y*^^ was Leu*. Remmingtons. It. 
I will & Giue vnto my daughter Unice Watson my Fifty Acers 
of Lanr) be it more or Less at Bradford : being my part of the 
Right of Nehemiah A1)bots Lott I giue it to her & her Eldest 
son after his fathers & mothers decease prouided he Hue to 



248 THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

Heir it: And If that child die I giue it to the Rest of their 
children as she shal see good to dispose of it at her death : 
Also I will & giue vnto her the Best Cours Blanket: & Two 
Twild Cotton Blankets : & one flockbed & bolster belonging to 
it & a pillow: And one Quarter of the Comon Land that be- 
longs to mee in the Three Thousand Aoers aboue the Cow 
Commons in this ToTHTie when it shall be deuided : or the vse 
and Emprouement til it bee. 

"It. I will & Griue vnto my daughter Grace Barker that part 
of the house I now dwell in not giuen my wife & that also 
after her decease w*** half the Homestead & half that part of 
the pasture ungiuen to Burzilay & a Third part of the great 
Lott at Bradford which Burzillai & ISTath^ hath their Thirds 
of : & a Quarter part of the Comon Land that belongs to mee 
in the Three Thousand acers aboue the Townes Cow-Com- 
mon : Also I Giue her forty pounds out of my houshold stuff 
& Catle as she shall chuse : And In Case my daughter Grace 
die w^^'out Issue and not in a Mariage Estate then Burzillai 
shal haue the Lands at Merimack or what els I haue Giuen her 
in Land : for Ebenezer his Son to Enjoy If he Hue to Heir it, 
or upon his decease as Burzilai shall dispose in his life or at 
his death : And the Moueable Goods that Grace shall leaue If 
she die unmaried I Giue to Unice or her children. Further my 
Will is that the Eest of my Estate that shal be left when my 
debts is payd & all chardges for funeral defrayd be Equally 
deuided betwext my Son Burzillai & my daughter Grace. Also 
my Vtensels for husbandry I Giue to my Son Nath^ Barker. 
Also my wearing Apparrell I will that it be deuided by my 
Ouerseers half to Burzillai : & the other half between my 
son Nathaniel & my son in Law John Watson: My will is 
whateuer deuission or deuissions may or shall be Laid out as 
belonging to Gates or Eates upon the Cow Commons be 
equally deuided betwext Burzilai & ISTathaniel: Also I giue 
Nathaniel my Freehold belonging to Gates. Also my will is 
Nathaniell Prouide wood for Grace while she is a maid. My 
will is Further & I hereby apoynt my Sons Burzillai & Na- 
thaniel to be my Executor's to this my Last will, & Testament 
and I desire my Loueing friends John Trumble & Nehemiah 
Jewet to be Ouerseers: & desire them to Apprize my Estate: 
& Giue them full power to Issue any differences that may arise 
about my Estate amongst my children that soe sutes at law 
may bee preuented: ffor full confirmation of the premises & 
euery part thereof I haue Sett to my hand & Seal this Third 



THE PKOBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 249 

day of the Seauenth moneth anno : domin : one thousand six 
hundred & Seauenty Eight." 

James Barker (seal) 

Witness: Hannah Brocklebank, Nehemiah Jewett. 

Proved in Ipswich court Sept. 24, 1678 by the witnesses. 

Inventory taken 12 : 7br : 1678, by Ezekiell Northend, 
John Trumble and Nehemiah Jewett : Books, Hi. 3s. ; Wear- 
ing AppareU, 241i. 17s. ; Beding & other houshoidd stuff his 
late wife brought, llli. 2s. 6d. ; Beding, viz., Beds, Rugs, 
Blankets, Coverlets, bedsteads, one chest & Linnen in it, 291i. 
6s. 6d. ; Cotton Cloth & Cotton & Linnen & woolen Cloth, 121i. 
17s. lOd.; Brass, Iron & peuter vessels, 71i. 9s. 6d. ; Indian 
Come, Mault, Ry, in & wth the 2 Tubs & butter & chese, 51i. 
8s. 6d. ; 1 Costlet, pike, musquet. Rapier, Bullets, powder, 
Match, &c., 21i. 12s.; Utensels for a Tailors Trade & knife, 
Inckhorne, sizars, Cane, belt &c., 17s. 6d. ; 1 chest, Cuboard, 
box, flax, nailes, Hamer, &c., 21i. 8s. 6d. ; Sadies, Bridle & 
Bags, Hi. lis.; Bedstead, Chairs, cushings. Tables & Formes, 
31i. 10s.; Andirons, Tramill, Gridiron, Tongs, firepan, frying 
pan, Hi. lis.; Earthen & wooden vessels & Tin, spit. Glasses, 
skailes & weights, 31i. 5s. 3d.; Brushes, Basket, Trenchers, 
Sive, Cards, I^eather & Trow., 15s. ; utensels for Husbandry, 
two Trundle beds & 1 pine board, 31i. Is. ; Stock in Catle, 25li. 
Is.; total, 13611. 16s. Id. Dwelling house, orchard, Barne and 
pasture, 401i. ; 3 Acers of Land, 91i. ; 1 Acer, 31i. ; 3-4 Acer, 
Hi. 15s.; 1-2 Acer, Hi.; 3 Acers of meadow in Setchwell 
meadow, 121i. ; 2 Acers at Cow bridg, lOli. ; One ox Gate, 4li. ; 
Two Acers at a place wee call Newberry hole, lOli. ; one Acer 
towards Mr. Nelson Isleand, 51i. ; six score Acer at Bradford, 
601i. ; The Addition, 71i. 10s. ; Gate marsh, 5li. ; Bradford 
street Lott, 181i. ; 3 Acers at Long hill. Hi. 10s. ; Land at New 
plaine, Hi. 10s.; Meadow at Great Meadow, 21i. ; 5 Acers of 
RufI meadow at Newberry Gate, 201i. ; 2 Acers of salt marsh, 
lOli. ; 50 Acers at Bradford, 301i. ; a Freehold Belonging to 
Gates, 31i. ; Marsh allowed for waies, 10s.; Debts Due to the 
Estate, 201i. 3d. ; total, 41111. lis. 4d. Debts due from the Es- 
tate, 4li. 6d. ; Overchardged in the pticulers above. Hi. 

Attested in Ipswich court Sept. 24, 1678 by the executors. 

Deposition of Elizabeth Stieknee, aged about seventy, and of 
Samuell Stieknee, aged about forty five, that "James Barker 
Senior promised upon condition of marriage betwen his son 
James Barker and mary the daughter off William Stieknee 
deceased that hee the said James Barker Senior would give 



250 THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

his son Janies a portion eqiiall with any off his other chill- 
dren his elldest son onely excepted and neyther before nor in 
his last will hath performed the same." Sworn in Ipswich 
court Sept. 2-1, 1678. 

Essex County Probate Files, Doclcet 1,668. 

The court Sept. 28, 1680, ordered that Nehemiali Jewett and 
Mr. Willson, overseers to the will of the deceased husband of 
widow Barker of Eowley, call the executors of James Barker 
to account about what provision hath been made for the 
widow, and to see that her dues are laid out for her comfort- 
able subsistance and provide what shall be her dues for the 
future. 

Ipswich Quarterly Court Records, vol. 5, page 360. 

Estate of Thomas Howlet of Ipswich. 

"In the name of god Amen I Thomas Howlit of Ipswich in 
Newingland being at this present time of perfit understanding 
& memory Though weak in body. Comitinge my Soule into 
the handes of almyty god & my body to deasent buriall in hope 
of reserection to eternall life by the power & merit of Jesus 
Christ my most mersyful father & redemer doe thus dispos of 
the Temporall estat that god hath graciosly giuen me Im- 
primis I Giue to Rebeka my wiff ; one Cow and two heyfers 
that ar Caled hurs also my litle Grey mare : Also I giue to my 
wiff an anvety of fine pownds a yeare : to be pd yearly : fiuty 
shilings in Come And fiuety shilings in Catle : the Corne part 
to be pd half in wheat & malt and the other half in indian 
Corn: this to be pd at Ipswich wher my wife shal appoint: 
also that my wifes goods be returned to her she brought It I 
Giue to my Son Samull Howlit fiuety accers of land by 
mecher of that which I formerly intended for my Son John 
Howlet & also two twenty Accer lots in the thick woods in 
topsfeild & also foure Accers of medo. [It I giue to my dafter 
Sarah Comings fower accers of the hasakey medo lying at the 
moth It I Giue to my son Samull howlet the rest 
of the hasekey medow at the bridg. written in marginli 
Also my vril is that my Son Samull Howlet shall paye fiuety 
shiling yearly of the anvety of fine powndes that I haue 
Giuen to my wife in specea according to my will It I giue to 
my wife a Ketle in stead of a bed teck I promesed It I Giue to 
my dafter Sarah Comings 4 povmds to II be || pd with in fowr 
yeares after my desseas if she be lining elc to her heyers : Also 
20* to allis Comins at her mariag or at 18 yers of age It for 



THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 251 

my dafter mary perly I haue Giuen her twenty thre pownds 
which my wil is shud be made up fiuty powndes the one half 
of it within a year after my Desseas the other half within thre 
years after my Hesseas 

"It I Giiie to mary Howlit my Son John Howlits dafter 
forty fine pownds to be pd to her at the age of eighten years 
or at her daye of maryag, if she liue not to receiu it then my 
wil is that ther shal be ten pownds pd to my Son John How- 
lits wiff Lastly I ordain my Son william Howlit my Sole 
executor of this my last wil and testyment to whom I giue my 
depts being pd all the rest of my estat housing Lands Goods & 
catle Utensils of all sorts and depts from whome soeuer due 
unto him & his heyers foreuer. I doe appoint my Louing 
f reinds Capt. John Applton : major Samull Applton and John 
whippl senior the ouerseers of this my last will and Teste- 
ment : & I doe herby Giue them power to determin any differ- 
anc that maye arise betwen my executor and any of the 
Legetes aforsaid a bought the payments aforesaid It my will 
is that my Son Thomas Howlits wife shall injoy that hundred 
accers of land I possesed him of til his eldest dafter be at the 
age of eighten years or at her daye of mariag & then she shal 
Injoy one quarter of it: also when my Son Thomas howlits 
yongest dafter is of the age of eighten years or at her daye of 
mariag she shal injoy on quarter of the hundred accers giuen 
to her s^ father : & after ther mothers desseas they shal injoy 
the other fiuty accers equally deuided betwen them my wil 
is that if one of | my || Sonn Thomas Howlits dafters dy 
befor she is possesed of her portion it shal goe to her sister my 
wil is that if my Son Thomas howlits two dafter dy befor 
they are eighten years of age or ar maried that then my daf- 
ter in lawe my Son Thomas Howlits wiff shal injoy all the 
hunderd accers of land her lif and at her desseas shall paye 
out of it, to my children then living one hundred pownds 
which shal be equally devided among them in confermation 
wherof I hau set to my hand and seal this forth of nouember 
1677." 

Thomas (his T mark) Howlit (seal) 

Witness : John Appleton, Samuell Appleton, John Whipple. 

Proved in Ipswich court Sept. 24, 1678 by Capt. John Ap- 
pleton, Maj. Samuell Appleton, Capt. John Whipple. 

Inventory of the estate of Deckon Thomas Howlett taken 
10: 7m: 1678, by John Gould and Abraham Eedington: 5 
oxen, 201i. ; 2 steres, 61i. ; 2 yearelings, Hi. 10s. ; 5 Coues, 1211. 
10s. ; 2 heferes & bull, 2li. 10s. ; 1 horse, 1 Coult, 31i. ; 3 Coues, 



252 THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

71i. 10s. ; 1 mare, 21i. ; ye farme with housing, barne, orchard, 
upland and medo with one parcle of march at Ipswich, 2001i. ; 
some other percicles of land, lOOli. ; 16 sheepe & Lams, 18 
hoges & piges, 71i. ; Clothing woolon & Linnon, 1 saddel, sad- 
del cloth, bridell, pilion and pilion cloth, 131i. 9s.; 1 fouling 
pece, bookes, 1 brosh, 21i. 16s. 4d. ; 1 f ether bed, 1 bolster, 2 
piloes, 1 ruge, 81i. ; 4 chainges, 3 plowes, shares, colters, 20 
haroe teeth. Hi. 5s.; 3 yoakes, 1 cart & wheels, cart rope, 4 
forkes, 2 siges. Hi. 10s. 6d. ; wheges, betell rings, axses, howes, 
1 spade, 14s. 6d. ; 1 hadess, froe & ringer, 12s. ; toules, chisel, 
plaines, ageres & swass, Hi. 2s. ; one heckel teeth, smoething 
Iron, could chisels, punchies & Lantrone, 4s. ; and Iron, spite, 
tramiell, slise, hath Iron, gridiron, f riing pan, tonges. Hi. 4s. ; 
old Iron & the blad of a whipswae, 8s. ; 1 bed, 1 blankat, 1 
ruge, 2 bolsters. Hi. 10s. ; 1 coverlide, 2 blankat, 1 bolster, 21i. 
12s. ; 2 brass citteles, 1 brass Kandelstik, 1 brass Ladell, 41i. ; 
1 waring pan, 3 Iron potes, 2 pothookes, 1 Iron mortcr, Hi. 
10s. ; 5 poringers, 2 dram Cups, 1 wine Cupe, 1 pint pote, 8s. 
9d. ; 5 puter platters, 1 tin cittell, 1 tin pot, 2 tin pans & 
tunel, Hi. 7s. 8d. ; earthen ware, 6 brase spones, 7s. 6d. ; small 
woodden ware. Hi. 9s. lid.; 4 barieles, 1-2 bariel, 6 tubes, 2 
coueles, 2 salt boxes. Hi. 3s. 6d. ; 1 Bakin troofe, 3 wheeles, 2 
melee troves, 1 chease press. Hi. ; 1 stand, 1 Cubbord, 2 tabeles, 
1 chest, 1 tronke, 1 boxe, 21i. 2s. 2d.; 2 drie caske, 1 fane, 5 
chares, 2 chasing, 1 peec Lether, 19s. ; 28 yards of nue woolon 
Cloth, 51i. 12s.; 5 pare of sheets, 2 tabele cloths, 9 napkins, 3 
pillobeers, 61i. 19s. 6d. ; 1 pare of Curttins, sarge golome & 
silke buttons, Hi. 17s.; Chase and yarne, 21i. Is.; 15 pound of 
sheep woole, 12 pound of fethers, 21i. 6d. ; 4 spones, 1 poring- 
er, 1 sirige, 1 yard of genting, 9s. 6d. ; 1 pound 1-2 starch, 
Hi.; plomes, thred, silke & bone Lase, 5s. 9d. ; 1 parcell of 
Linon Cloth, suger, spice & butter, Hi. 10s. 6d. ; foueles of all 
sorts. Hi. 10s. ; Indon Corne apon ye ground, 81i, ; Ingliss 
Come, 91i. 6s. 8d. ; 2 sites. Is. 4d. ; 1 grindstone, 1 plow, 15s. ; 
total, 45211. lis. 4d. The dets of Deckon Howlet: To Deckon 
Goodhue, 61i. 10s. 8 l-2d.; Edmon Hard, 9s.; Capt. Whippell, 
14s. in malt & 7s. in money; Isaac Cummings, Jr., 40s. ; Mar, 
Francis Wainewright, 29s. 5d. ; Mr. John Wainwright, 81i. 
15s. 9d. ; Goodman Rust, 4s. 4d. ; Mr. Darby, Is. 3d.; Elisha 
Perkins, 25s.; more detes as doe apeire, 121i. lis. 5d. ; total, 
341i. 7s. 10 l-2d. 

Attested in Ipswich court Sept. 24, 1678 by William How- 
let, executor of his father's estate. 

Essex County Probate Files, Docket 14,093, 



the pkobate kecords of essex county. 253 

Estate of Mrs. Ann Swan of Eowley. 

"The Last Will & Testament of Ann Swan of Rowley Eel- 
ict of Richard Swan of Rowley deceased. Imp""®. I Comitt my 
soule Into the hands of God my Maker In & throw the Lord 
Jesus Christ & my body to decent Buriall In hopes of Blesed 
ressurection : And as for my outward Estate ]\Iy will is that it 
be Giuen as followeth : & I doe hereby Giue & bequeath the 
same : Imp""^ : I Giue to my daughter Abigaill Baily : that Bed 
that was mine before Mariage to my husband swan : w**^ the 
new Bolster & Gray blanket, & a Couerlet & pillow : & a plat- 
ter & a pair of sheets. & one pillow bear : & one chamber pott. 
& one porringer one Iron skillet. & one peuter candlestick. & 
one Beaker Cup, I Giue to my daughter Mary Killbume my 
other Feather Bedd & Bolster & pillow. & white Blanket & 1 
Greene Rugg & the Rest of the sheets & pillow Bears. & one 
Brass Ketle & .1. Iron pott: & Trammils & Tongs, & pothooks 
& frying pan : & Bedstead that Mary Lyeth on : and Further 
all the Wooden Ware & vessells I Giue betwext Abigaill & 
Mary : Equally to be devided & all my Apparell both woolen & 
Linnen I Giue to be Equally devided betwext Abigail & Mary : 
Further I Giue my daughter Mary A peuter platter & Brass 
Candlestick : & to Abigail My Curteines & vallance : & one chair 
& to Mary one chair. & peuter pint pot I Giue My Son Caleb 
Hopkinson the OldBed in the Chamber & Bolster & Cotton Rug 
& Blankett: & a chest thathis Father Go tt made: I Giue my Son 
John Hopkinson one Iron ketle A pair of Andirons & one Great 
cheir. My Will is that my Sons Jonathan Hopkinson & 
John Hopkinson bee Executo'"s to this my Last will: to 
whome when they haue paid my debts & funerall Chardges I 
Giue all the Rest of my Estate : only one Book of M"^ Boltons 
works to my Son John Trumble: & for full Confirmation of 
y* premises & every part thereof I haue Sett to my hand & 
seal this fourth day of July Anno. Dom: one thousand Six 
hundred & Seauenty Eight." 

Ann (her S^ mark) Swan, (seal) 

Witness : Hanah Hazzen, ISTehemiah Jewett. 

Proved in Ipswich court Sept. 24, 1678 by the witnesses. 

Inventory of the estate of Ann Swan, widdow, taken 22 : 6 : 
1678, by jSTehemiah Jewett and Joseph Boynton: Two Beds, 
Boulsters, pillow, sheets, 2 blankets & Coverlet, 81i. ; the 
bedding in the chamber. Hi. 10s. ; cloathes Linnen & woolen, 
books, cloth, 2 pr. Cards, 81i. 14s. ; 1 Little Barrel, meat Tub, 
1 Barren, 5s. 6d. ; peuter & 1 brass Candlestick, lli. ; Wooden 



254 THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

Ware & Earthen & 1 Glass, 12s. 3d. ; Table,, warmeing pan & 
kneading Trow, 6s. ; 1 Brass ketle, Iron pott, pot hooks, Iron 
ketle, skillet, frying pan. Hi. ; Tramil, Andiron, Tongs, 12s. ; 
3 cheirs. Two sives, 6s. 6d. ; Runlet, oyle, yarne & Baskets, 9s. ; 
1 pr. sheets, 4 Napkins, 2 pillowbears, lli. ; 2 wheels, 5s. ; 2 
pigs, 12s.; 1 Hog, 15s.; 2 Cows, 71i. ; 1 bag, Is.; Ry & wheat 
one Acer upon Ground, lli. 10s. ; Indian one Acer upon 
Ground, 21i. 10s. ; Come in the house, lli. 2s. ; Hemp upon the 
Ground, 12s. ; 1 Acer of Indian Corne at home, 21i. 10s. ; 4 
Load of Grass, 12s.; total, 411i. 4s. 3d. Debts due from the 
Estate: to Mr. Rogers, Mr. Wiglsworth & mercht. Waine- 
wright, 41i. ; Mr. March of Newberry, 2s.; Capt. White, 2s.; 
Edward Hazzen, 2s. ; Richard Leighton, Is. 6d. ; Joseph Boyn- 
ton, lli. 5s. 6d. 

Attested in Ipswich court 24 : 7 : 1678 by John Hopkinson, 
executor of the estate of his mother Ann Swan. 

Essex County Probate Files, Docket 26,876. 

Estate of John Breed of Lynn. 

Administration upon the estate of John Bread, intestate, 
granted Sept. 24, 1678, to his brother Allen Bread, who gave 
bond and the land also to stand bound. 

Ipswich Quarterly Court Records, vol. 5, page 337. 

Inventory* of the estate of John Bread taken by Thomas 
Fuller and JohnMaskall [Nuhall. copy] : load of hay and other 
things, lli. 5s.; on hors, 2li. 10s.; to Oxen, 71i. ; 4 cowes, lOli. 
10s.; in younge Cattell, 51i. 5s.; swine, 31i. 10s.; shepe, 31i, 
14s. ; the ferry peece of land, 451i, ; the hous and to parcel of 
land, 351i. ; 16 acker of land in Rumly marsh, 741i. ; to ackers in 
hoows necke in Rumlle marsh, lOli. ; 12 ackers bought of John 
Haucks, 61i. ; a part in a boatt, 131i. 10s.; in Englesh corn, 
21i. ; Inden corn, 21i. ; wearing Cloths, 61i. 12s.; Lining, 71i. ; 
heeding, — ; to hatts, — ; arms and bostts. Hi.; to silver spoons, 
— ; pewter, lli. 12s.; Cettells and pott and skellett, lli. 5s.; 
Loomber, 6s. ; a poot hanger, spit and Chamber pot, 15s. ; in 
other things, lli. 15s. ; coverleds, blanketts and beed, 71i. 13s. ; 
lining, 51i. 2s.; Iron things, 21i. ; pewter, Hi.; other things 
7s.; Cloth, 16s.; a pillin Cloth, 5s.; presing Iron, 2s.; to 
Chaiers, 7s. Debts due from the Estate, 201i. 14s. lOd. 

Attested in Ipswich court Sept. 24, 1678, by Allen Bread 
brother of John Bread. 

Debts in money: to the nurse, 21i. 15s.; the Dockter, lli. 

•Copy, Ipswich Deeds, vol. 4, page 209. 



THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 255 

Is.; John Dawes, 17s.; John Fewkes, 6s.; Goodman Mechham, 
2s. 4d. ; Mr. Nowell of Boston, 9s. ; Thomas Ivory, 61i. ; Sam- 
uell Johnson, 21i, 10s.; Clement Colldon, 8s.; Allin Bread, 
lis.; mor to Allin Bread, 51i. 3s. 6d. ; Timothy Bread, 9s.; 
Samuell Hartt, 3s.; total, 201i. 14s. lOd. 

Agreement between Allin Bread, jr. and Sarah Bread, 
widow, that said Sarah Bread give up all her right and title 
that she might claim from the estate of her husband John 
Bread by law, upon consideration that Allin Bread, jr., ad- 
ministrator to the estate, shall pay her forty pounds, to be paid 
in cattle, Indian com, and twenty pound of sheeps wool and 
twenty poimds in silver in four years, five pound a year and 
likewise what goods she brought to her husband and six loads 
of hay. Signed and sealed Sept. 24, 1678. Witness: John 
Fuller, Nathaniell Ballord, Joseph Bread. 

Allowed in Ipswich court 24: 7: 1678. 

For the distribution of the estate the court ordered to the 
eldest son seventy two pounds, and the others thirty six 
pounds each, and they to be brought up with the produce of 
the estate and if that fall short, to be deducted proportionably 
out of their portions, and the three sons to have their portions 
out of the lands. 

The children of John Bread and Sarah his wife that are 
living, "John ther Eldest Sonn was born the 15 of Novem- 
ber 1664, Sarah ther Daughter was born the 28 of December 
1667, Ephram ther Sonn was born the 16 of December 1672, 
Ebenezur ther Sonn was born the 15 of April 1676." A true 
copy taken out of the records of Lynn by John Fuller, clerk. 
Essex County Probate Files, Docket 3,218. 

Addition to the inventory taken by Joseph Armitage, John 
(his a mark) Neuhall : 15 bushel of Indian corn. Hi. 10s. ; 3 
bushel of Ei, 10s.; 10 cord of wood. Hi.; more debts that 
John Bred owes: to Ambros Gal, Hi. 5s.; Nathanel Kirtlan, 
Ss. ; Wiliam Craft, 5s. 

Attested in Salem court 29 : 9 : 1678 by Allen Bread. 

Essex County Quarterly Court Files, vol. 30, leaf 11. 

Allen Bread, administrator of the estate of John Bread, 
brought in an additional inventory, and court held 26:9: 
1678, being informed that there are three children of the 
said John Bread, ordered that he appear at the next court 
held at Ipswich for the distribution of the estate. 

Salem Quarterly Court Records, vol. 5, leaf 123. 



256 the probate records of essex county. 

Estate of Eichard Allen of Haverhill. 

"Martha Hubbard y* wife of Eich** : Hubbard of Salisbury 
testifieth that being present w*^ : her Brother Eich'' : Allin 
iraediately before his death in y'' sumer 78; she then l|y' s** 
Eichard being || weake in body yet well composed in mind & of 
perfect understanding, did heare her Brother Eichard as his 
will w*'' : relation to his estate declare, that hee did will and 
bequeath unto his Sister Mary Hewes the bigger or better part 
of his whole estate. And that what was left or the other part 
of his whole estate he did in like manner l)equeath to his 
brethren || Joseph & Jeremiah || to be equally diuided between 
them ; A chest w*** : what was in it which then stood at my 
Bro*'' : Peter Ayers his house in Haverhill he then excepting- 
which at y^ same time he declared to be his will & did be- 
queath to Samuel Ayers y® Son of his Bro : Peter Ayers at 
Haverhill : And then I understood that w* : he ment of his 
gift to his Sister Hewes was the better half of his whole 
estate. 

"Mary Hewes & Jeremiah Allin being present w*'' Martha 
Hubbard at y*^ same time as above written doe testifie to y^ 
truth of all y* y^ s** : Martha testifieth unto, & doe both of 
them testifie that Eichard Allin did at that time declare his 
mind to be that his Sister Hewes should have the better half 
of his estate after his death." Sworn Oct. 8, 1678, before Nath. 
Saltonstall, Comis. 

Inventory of the estate of Eichard Allen, deceased July 8, 
1678: Sargant Stevenes and John Esman prised the wering 
clones of richard Allen at Salisbury, 71i. 13s. ; robart Clem- 
ance and daniel Lad junr. prysed forti acares of land being 
more or les at haverill, 901i.; to acares and halfe of medo 
more or les, 7li. ; three comman rites, lOli. 10s. ; daniel 
Clemence and Abram Clemence prised a ches with somm 
goodes in it at haverill, 21i. ; total, 11711. 3s. 

Attested in Hampton court Oct. 8, 1678 by Josepth Allin. 
Essex County Probate Files, Docket 493. 

Administration upon the estate of Eichard Allin was 
granted Oct. 8, 1678, unto his brother Joseph Allin, 

Bond of Joseph and Jerimie Allin for 20011., upon condi- 
tion that Joseph shall administer according to law upon the 
estate of his brother Eichard, and abide by the order of the 
court from time to time. 

The court ordered the administrator to the estate of Eich- 



THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 267 

ard Allin, his debts being paid, to make a division of the es- 
tate according as is declared in the evidences of Martha Hub- 
bard, Mary Hews and Jerime Allin to be the will of the de- 
ceased. 

Hampton Quarterly Court Records, vol. 2, leaf 64. 

Estate of Hugh Sherratt of Haverhill. 

Concerning the inventory of the estate of Hugh Sheratt, late 
of Haverhill, deceased, being presented to this court, the court 
Oct. 8, 1678, ordered that the matter in difference concerning 
a bed be referred to Salisbury court next, and that the select- 
men of Haverhill or their attorney do then appear with all 
persons concerned, that the estate may be settled according to 
law. 

Hampton Qimrterly Court Records, vol. 2, leaf 65. 

Estate of Samuel Giles of (Haverhill?). 

Administration upon the estate of Samuel Giles was gi'anted 
Oct. 8, 1678, unto Samuell Watts and he to bring in an inven- 
tory to the next court. 

Hampton Quarterly Court Records, vol. 2, leaf 65. 

Estate of Robert Roberts of Ipswich.* 

Nicolas Wallis and Simon Stace gave bond Nov. 6, 1678, of 
201i., jointly, to pay unto Ephraim Roberds ten pounds at 
the age of twenty one years, and the security of marsh and 
bond that Thomas Perrin gave for the payment of the por- 
tions of Robert Robberd's children is released. 

Ipsivich Quarterly Court Records, vol. 5, page 340. 

Estate of John Spofford, Sr.^ of Rowley. 

"The last will and testament of John spofard senior I 
Comit my soull into the hands of god that gaue it and my 
body to the earth to be decently buryed and as for that estate 
the lord hath giuen I dispose of as followeth after my debts 
are payd Imprimus as for my dear and louing wife I giue to 
her the lease of the house and land of M""^ Prudence Cottons 
also I giue to her all the houshokl stuff to be at her dispose 
excepting the arms and amunition also I giue her two cowes 
and one calfe also foure shep I giue to her and my son francis 
to be equally diuidded betwext them and I giue to my wife 

* See ante, vol. 1, page 422 ; vol. 2, page 352. 



258 THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

one 3'ouug horse also to haue to haue the use of four acres of 
land at ye farm during her life furthermore I will that my 
son francis his portion be at my wifes dispose till he come to 
the age of twenty one years if she Hue so long : for tliat end 
that he may be helpfull to her to cary on her husbundry worke 
Item that which I giue to my son francis is the two young 
oxen one mare and the cart and all the furniture belonging to 
husbandry also one yearling calfe these to be at my wifes dis- 
pose till he be at the age abouesaid and then these things or 
the worth of them to be faithfully payd to him also I giue to 
him the small gun and the Rapier also four acres of land 
towards great meadow and what may befall by vertue of of 
any toA\iie grantes 

"Item I giue to my son John two stears coming thre year 
old and the long fowling peice and one halfe of the lease of 
the farm together with twenty pound stocke I formerly gaue 
him Item I giue to my son Thomas my vilage land and the 
gray horse and two shep and one spring hog and one two 
year old heifer and the great musquet Item I giue to my son 
samuell the other halfe of the lease of the farm and two young 
stears one that comes 3 year old and one that comes two year 
old one spring hog with about ten ])ound stock I haue already 
giuen him Item I giue to my daughter elizabeth one two year 
old heifer and two shep Item I giue to hannah one cow one 
thre year old heifer and two shep Item I giue to my daghter 
mary one cow and one calfe and two sheep Item I giue to my 
daughter sarah one cow and one calfe and two sheep also I 
apoynt my louing wife and my son Thomas to be joynt ex- 
equoters of this my last will and my childrens portions to be 
payd at their mariage or at twenty one years of age and if 
any dy before, their portions to be diuided amongst the Eest 
in witnes heirof I set to my hand and seall October 7 1678." 
John (his CD mark) spofard(sEAL) 

Witness : John Johnson, Philip Nellson. 

Written in margin : 

"Wheiras here is two cows and calfe and foure shep men- 
tiond the foure shep onely is to be divided betwen her and 
francis 

"This tweenty and ten ])ound that is giuen to John and 
Samuell they haue o\vned that they haue formerly receaved." 

Proved in Ipswich court 6: 9mo: 1678 by the witnesses. 

Inventory* of the estate of John Spofforth, Senior, of 
Rowley, taken Oct. 23, 1678, by John Johnson and Thomas 
* Ipswich Deeds, vol. 4, page 222. 



THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 259 

Patch : twenty pounds in John Spofforth. Junior, hands and 
lOli. in Samuell hands, 30li. ; money, 10s.; wearinge cloaths, 
81i. 12s. ; one lied and furniture belonginge to it. oli. ; another 
bed, 31i. 5s. ; linnen, 21i. ; a peece of home made cloath, -lli. ; 
one fowlinge peece, 21i. ; one muskett, lli. 5s. ; in brass, 2li. 
12s. ; two Iron pots, one skillet, two friinge pans, two saws, 2li. 
10s. ; other small things, lli. ; tubs, chairs and other woodden 
things, 21i. 6s. ; A trap, coslet and other things, lli. 9s. ; Books 
and other small things, 21i. 10s. ; Butter and cheese, 2li. ; 
seaven Barrills of syder, 41i. 4s.; thre Barrills of small syder, 
lli. 4:S. : two oxen given in the will to Francis, llli. : a mare 
given him, 21i. 10s.; to him in cart and wheels, 21i. 15s.; to 
him in a tumbrcll and wheels, lli. ; to him in chains, yoakes, 
spanshakkells and one old share and boult, lli. 6s. ; to him a 
new plowe, 15s.; to him in axes, hows and other things be- 
longing to husbandry, lli. os. ; more in husbandry things to 
him in two saws and other tools, lli. ; to liim two sheepe, 10s. ; 
to him four Acres of Lands and thre siths, 4li. lis.; to him 
a small gim and a rapier, 2li. 5s. ; wedges given to him and 
old Iron, 5s. ; two horses, 911. ; four two yeare old cattell and 
vantage, lOli. ; thre yearlings and vantage and four Calves, 
81i. 10s.: fourtene shepe, four swine and five pigs, llli. 4s.; 
the village Land, 301i. ; one musquet and Eapier, lOli. 10s. ; 
cotten wooll. sheepe wooU and other things, oli. 16s. ; Indian 
come and English corne, 15li.; Eightene loade of hay, ISli. 
lOs. : five cows, ITli. 10s. ; total, 22811. 9s. Debts oweing from 
the Estate : the rent for the land this yeare, 71i. ; to marchant 
Wainright, 5li. 14s. 7d. ; Sammuell Graves the hatter, 13s.; 
John Wainright, 8s. 5d. ; Deacon Goodhew, 2s. 8d. ; Caleb 
Bointon the Smith, 10s.; Edward Hazon, 5s. [6d. cop]/]; 
George Killborne, [9s. 4d. copy] ; Doctor Bennit, [32s. ; 
copy] ; Mr. Darby [10s.; total, 161i. 4s. copy.] 

Attested by Elizabeth Spaford executrix of her husband's 
estate. 

Essex County Probate Files, Docl'et 25,994. 

Estate of Maek Quilter of Ipswich.* 
"Marke Qwillter being sicke and weake of bodye the forth 
day of november 1678 made this onkitive will a5 followith did 
giue his Soule into the hands of the Lord Jesus his body he 
desired to be desently Buried Item I giue to frances Qwillter 
my wiffe my house and Lands and movable goods withinge 
the house to her during her naturall Life and also half the 

* See also Records and Files of the Quarterly Courts of Essex 
County, Mass., vol. 7. 



260 THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

Cattell and halfe the Come I had groeing this last yeare item 
I giue to myhill Cresy ten pounds to willyam Cresy 
fine pounds to mary Cresy fiue pounds; to Richard 
Sutten ten pounds and alle the Rest : I giue to my 
brother Joseph desiring him to : be my Executor to my last 
will and did desire his brother Joseph and Edward Lurais & 
Simon Stace: to dispose of what I leue to my wife during 
her naturall life after her desese amongst my oine Relashons 
as to them ||that are| In most nead as thay thinks meet: and 
desired Edward Lumis Senior & Simon Stace to be overseers 
of this his will/' 

[no signature] 

Attest Edward (his E mark) Lumis, Simon Stace. 

Proved in Ipswich court Nov. 6, 1678, by the witnesses. 

Inventory taken Nov. 6, 1678, by Edward (his E mark) 
Lumis and Thomas Lovell : his howse and whomestead, 801i. ; 
a Six acre lott, 201i. ; aboute five bushels of Early, Hi. ; aboute 
3 score and five Bushels of Endian Come, 31i. 15s.; the hay at 
whome and a Braude, 51i. 10s. ; 2 oxen, lOli. ; 3 Cowes, lOli, ; 1 
steere, 41i. ; 1 Bull, 21i. ; 1 hayfor, 21i. 10s. ; 2-1: sheepe Ewes 
and lambs together, 81i. ; 5 Swine, 31i. ; 1 horse, 21i. ; 1 Cart, 
plow. Sled, yoke and Chayne, Spanshackles and harrow, 31i. 
10s. ; Sithes and tackling belonging to them, 10s. ; Saddle and 
Saddle Cloath, Hi. ; muskett. Rest, powder, bulletts, pouch, 
Sword, Belt and Pike, 2li. 4s. ; Beetle, -4 wedges, 8s. ; 4 ould 
axes, 6s. ; 2 Auger, 2s. 6d. ; horse tackling, 6s. ; lathing hamer 
and other hamer, 4s.; one acre of marsh at the hundereds. 
31i. ; one acre and halfe of meadoe by Muddy River, 81i 
Brass and ockamy Spoones, Hi. 17s.; Pueter, Hi. 12s. 6d 
warming pann, 10s. ; lanthome, 2 tin panes, 1 drinking Cupp, 
7s. ; Smoothing Iron and heators, 3s. 6d. ; Iron pot. 2 Iron 
kettles, pot hooks, hanger, fier Slice, Hi. 4s. ; Bed, Boulster, 
pilloes, pillobeere, sheetes, Ruges, blanketts, Bedsted and Cur- 
tines, 71i. 10s. ; Chests, box. Small Baskets, 14s. ; 3 Coats, 1 
pr. ould Briches, shooes. Boots, 21i. 3s. ; earthen ware, 2s. 8d ; 
Chayres, 7s. ; one Cart rope, 4s. ; one looking glass, 2s. ; Bel- 
lowes, table, tub, boules, trays, piggin, wheele and Sives, 18s. ; 
woollen wheele. Cards and Spindle, 6s. ; Table Board and 
Bookes, 4s. ; Blank t, Cloath, woollen yarne, lining yarne, 
sheeps woole, Cotten woole, Sackes, mortissing ax, 41i. 18s.; 
hoe, shovle and a peece of an Exeltree pin, 3s. ; 2 Barrels of 
Sider, Hi. 8s.; barreles, tubs. Bottle, Crockes, hopes, tunnel, 
Hi. 12s.; one Chest with the Clouse in it given to Joseph 



THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 261 

Quilter, lOli. 16s. 6d. ; Small waring lining, 16s.; debts in 
Bills due to Mark Quilter, 17811. 12s. Id. ; total, 38711. 15s. 9d. 
Marke Quilter Indebted about his Buriall and other things 
aboute 171i. 

Attested in Ipswich court 6: 9m: 1678 by Joseph Quilter, 
administrator of the estate of his brother, Mark Quilter. 

The Court being informed that the widow of Mark Quilter 
is in a probable way to waste the estate left by him and in 
obedience to and prosecution of an order of the General 
Court, May 28, 1679, that one half of the estate after the 
widow's decease be to the relations of her deceased husband, 
and that the true intent of the order may not be frustrated, 
the County Court Mar. 30, 1680, ordered that said Mark's 
house, land and meadow with commonages belonging thereto 
which amount to 11 Hi. be security. The widow who hath 
the use of the whole estate shall give bond for the securing of 
821i. 10s., which is the remaining part of what is ordered to 
the relations, and that she shall not make any strip or waste 
upon the said lands without due restitution. 

Essex County Probate Files, Dochet 23,15-1. 

Administration upon the estate of Mark Quilter, intestate, 
granted Nov. 6, 1678, to his brother Joseph Quilter, he to dis- 
pose of the estate according to the mind of his brother, de- 
clared in a paper testified unto by Edward Lomas and Simon 
Stace. 

Ipswich Quarterly Court Records, vol. 5, page 339. 

Petition of Frances Quilter, widow, and of Eobert, son of 
Marke Quilter, late of Ipswich, to the court at Boston, May 
28, 1679, that whereas the husband of the petitioner died pos- 
sessed of an estate valued at 60011., considerable part of which 
was money, and was chiefly the product of what your peti- 
tioner brought to/ her husband as a portion given her by her 
father Eicliard Swan, and also of their hard labour for about 
twenty three years that they lived together and her husband 
having died without making a will, and in attempting to when 
his reason and understanding had failed, was prevented by 
death, from finishing, and yet, the writing was presented to 
court, and administration was granted to Joseph Quilter, and 
he taking the greater part of the estate, the petitioner asks for 
consideration of her condition that she may have enough for 
her support. 

The reasons of the widow Twilters address to the General 
Court: 1st. Concerning the will by which Joseph Twilter as 



262 THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

administrator did proceed, it was neither the will nor the 
mind of the deceased, because he was not in a disj^osing capac- 
ity. Witness : Ann Pegey, Dorothy Woodman, Dr. Bennett, 
Joseph Bennett. 3d. He was prevented by death, before he 
had said what he would. Witness : Simon Stacy, Ed. Lum- 
max, Tho. Willson, Dorothy Woodman. 3d. In contradiction, 
he said his wife should have what was in the house and yet 
said that Joseph should have the chest, etc. Witness : Simon 
Stacee, Edw. Lmnmex, Robert Swan, Mary Kimble, 4th. Some 
things named by him were not put into the will, one of 
which was, the widow to have her portion to dispose of at her 
death. Witness: Simon Stacy, Edw. Lommax, Mary Kim- 
ble, Robt. Swan. 5th. That one of the witnesses w^as deaf 
and could not hear what he said, and the other witness could 
not well understand. Witness : Lommax, Stacy, Tho. Wilson, 
An Peggey, Dorothy Woodman, Robt. Swan. The land and 
homestead was bought with the widow's portion that she had 
of her father. Witness : Decon Pingrise, Rich. Shatchwell, 
Mary Shefeld. The money taken out of the thatch was not 
given to Joseph Twilter, but only to fetch it. Witness : Ann 
Peggey, Edward Lummax, Simon Stacy, Dorothy Woodman. 

Petition of Francis Quilter, widow of Mark Quilter, to the 
Ipswich court, that they would order the settlement of her 
husband's estate, and presenting reasons why that which is 
presented as his will should not be so accepted ; and also that 
the administrator hath not given in a true inventory of the 
estate, there being 20011. not inventoried, and the whole 
estate amounting to 60011., your petitioner having but 
1451i. 16s. 6d. for her use. Robert Swan and James Barnet 
testified that this petition was presented to the Ipswich court. 

A note of some estate of Marke Quilter's that was not in 
the inventory : Six Akers of marsh, 301i. ; Larance Clenton 
Debter by bill, 71i. ; Joseph Quillter sewes for a del)t in book a 
bill of 61i. 10s. of John Wits ; Joseph hath a booke of severall 
Debts that I Doe not know what they are Debts that I knew 
of that bee had no bill for ; Thomas Hart hath payd 20s. but 
what more I do not know ; Thomas Lule, 21i. 4s. ; John Brooer, 
Hi. 2s. ; Thomas Gidins, Hi. 10s. ; Epheram Felows and Many 
more that are in debt that my husband did not acquaint me 
with the sum, besides the money yt Joseph Quilter carried 
away and which Goodman Lomas told him ought to bee put 
in the inventory, and also several papers that Joseph Quilter 
put in his pocket and did not have them inventoried. — Wit- 
ness, Dority Woodman, Mary Kimball, Frances Quilter. 



THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 263 

John Xewmarch, Richard Shatswell, aged about fifty two 
years, Moses Pengry, Sr. of Ipswich, aged sixty seven years, 
John Edwards, aged about forty years, John ShatsM-ell, aged 
about twenty six years, Marsy ^Varner, aged about thirty eight 
years, David Bennet and Joseph Boynton, aged about thirty 
years, testified in court June 2, 1G79, concerning the settle- 
ment of the estate of Mark Quilter. 

In the case of Francis Quilter, widow of Marl^ 
Quilter of Ipswich, concerning a settlement of the 
estate of the deceased, the deputies find that said 
Quilter died intestate and that the pretended will pre- 
sented to this court ought to be accounted null and void, and 
that the widow have the use of the whole estate during her 
life, and at her death one half to be disposed of as she sees 
good, and the other half to the relations of her husband, to be 
ordered as the County Court at Ipswich shall see meet. Con- 
sented to by the court, June 11, 1679. 

Mass. Archives, vol. 16, papers 104-124. 

Agreement dated Nov. 11, 1678, between Joseph Quilter, 
administrator of the estate of Mark Quilter, and Frances 
Quilter widow of Marke Quilter, both of Ipswich, that 
Edward Lumis and Simon Stace should arbitrate and end the 
differences between them, and gave bond of 201i. to stand to 
what they may agree upon. Witness : Thomas Lovell, Simon 
Stace. Sworn Sept. 1, 1679. 

Joseph Quilter acknowledged the receipt of his part of the 
goods that were in the house of Marke Quilter, and Frances 
Quilter owned that she had her part. Signed Nov. 12, 1678. 
Witness: Edward (his E mark) Lumis, Tho. Lovell. Sworn 
Sept. 1, 1679, by Thomas Lovel, and Sept. 30, 1679, by Edward 
Lomase. 
Essex County Quarterly Court Files, vol. 31, leaves 116-118. 

Estate of Samuel Stmonds of Ipswich.* 

"I Samuel Symonds of Ipswich in New England gent, 
being desireous by setting these things in order, now in tyme 
of my health that I may be the more free (if God please) 
when death approcheth to leave this world, & to attende the 
matters of my soide, & the blessed hopes for life to come, 
doe make, & ordayne this my last will, & testament, in manner, 
& forme following, viz : First I comend my soule into the 

* See' also Records and Files of the Quarterly Courts of Essex 
County, Mass., vol. 7. 



264 THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

handes of Jesus Christ, my ever blessed Savioiirj in hope of a 
joyfull resurreccon & meeting of my body at the last day, 
w^** I leave to be decently buried (without any vayne pompe) 
and my fun^'all expenees, & debts, to be paide & discharged. 
Item my will is that all the estate of my deare wife Eebeckah 
Symonds, be returned to her in kinde, to her owne pp use, 
to have & to hold the same to her, her heires & assignes for 
ever : viz : the lande at Salisbury, being six acres of meadow, 
now in the tenure of Henry Browne Sen"^ and the seaventy 
acres of upland at Salisbury ne^vtow^le, now called Amesbury : 
Alsoe sixty two pounds twelve sliillings of new England mony, 
which I received of M"" Gierke Ironmonger of Boston, whereof 
there is now in M"" Russells hande, as Treasurer of this country 
fifty pounds, and twelve pounds twelve shillings in my owne 
handes. Alsoe the cattell, for numb. & kinde, with all other 
particulars of estate & howshowld stuff, & goods as they ||are|| 
exprest in a note of particulars* Bearing date the last day of 
Novemb. Anno Dom. 1669 under my hande & scale; alsoe what 
is impaired;, or lost of the very things in the said 
note of particulars, are to be made goode, according to her 
•owne word & Judgment. Item I give to my wife a good breed- 
ing mare, or one of ||niy|| riding horses which she shall chuse. 
Item I give to my wife two milch yonge cowes. Beside the 
three expressed in the saide note of particulars. Alsoe I give, 
or leave to ray wife (in steade of Dower) twelve pounds per 
anno, to be paid to her, or her assignes, out of my farme called 
Argilla, during her naturall life, in two severall payments 
viz: SLx pounds on the 25**^ day of March, & the other six 
pounds on the last day of Septemb yearly : this payment to be 
made in wheat 40% mault foure pounds at the price current 
amongsts the merchants of Ipswich, and the other six pounds 
to be paid in porke, & Indian come, accordingly and to be 
paid where she appoynt in Ipswich. Alsoe my will & mean- 
ing is that my wife shall have the sole use of part of my dwell- 
ing howse at Argilla, viz : The east end of it wath free liberty 
of ingresse, egresse, & regresse into the said part of my howse, 
as alsoe the use in comon of the kitchin or hall, seller, dayry, 
backhowse, brewehowse, or other places to the said howse be- 
longing during her naturall life. Alsoe my will is, that wife 
shall keepe or have liberty soe to doe, upon my farme during 
her naturall life six neate cattell, 10 sheep, & one horse, to be 
pvided for, all of the cattell both sumer & winter at the care, 

* See Ipswich Deeds, vol. 4, page 259 ; also Mass. Archives, vol 
16, paper 280. 



THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 265 

& charge of my executor : alsoe my wife shall comande attend- 
ance of the servants of my executor for her selfe & creatures, 
& she may as she please require horse meate, & attendants for 
her frends, that come to vizitt her, from tyme, to tyme, at the 
charge of my executor. Alsoe my mind is that all the wood 
she please to spende shall be brought out of my farme to her 
dore, ready cutt out for her fire at the cliarge of my executor 
from yeare to yeare. x\lsoe she shall have liberty to make use 
of my Towne howse in conion with my children, as formerly. 
Alsoe my wife shall have liberty to keep what foules she please 
at my farme of Argilla. Alsoe my wife shall have liberty to 
take what apples, peares, & plumes for her use, & to take what 
ground she please, for her garden. iVll which liberties, & 
priviledges she shall have during her naturall life, with free 
liberty of water at the well, & elsewhere upon my farme. Pro- 
vided allwayse, & it is intended that upon my wife her accept- 
ance of these things before menconed, she shall relinquish the 
agreement made betweene me & her, before marriage, & stande 
onely to this my last will & testament: moreover my will is, 
that whatsoever rent debts, & estate is due to me at the tyme 
of my death by reason of marriag w*** my wife Rebeckah, 
being due by her right in England, shalbe hers, & at her owne 
disposing. Provided alwayse that if my wife shall chuse rather 
to leave Argilla, & live elsewhere signifying her desire soe to 
doe under her hande in writing, during her absence from off 
Argilla, then she shall have her 12^' allowed in stead of Dower 
made twenty pounds pr anno, to be paid in mann'' & quality as 
in her foresaide Dower : for which eight pounds being added to 
her Dower she shall abate all these pticulars following viz: 
The keeping of six neat cattell, ten sheep, horse attendance of 
the servants, requiering of horsemeat for trends, bringing of 
wood to the dore, useing of ground for gardening, and the 
use of the howses, except one roome which she shall chuse for 
for her owne use during her naturall life, with free ingresse, 
egresse, & regresse. Provided alwayse that when she thinkes 
meete to returne, & live at Argilla againe, she shall have lib- 
erty soe to doe. expressing her minde in writing Things shalbe 
as aforesaide for her more comfortable being there, and the 
eight pounds added to her Dower aforesaid is to be abated 
againe. Moreover I binde my farme called Argilla for the 
due payment of w^hat is in this my will exprest. 

"Item I give to my sonne Harlakinden Symonds all my 
part of my farme at Lamprele River with the sawing mill 
there upon erected, with all the utenses, & app''tenances there- 



266 THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

unto l)elonging, with all my part of the howses thereimto ap- 
ptayning. And alsoe ||one halfe of || my part of the meadow 
& upland lately laid out to me, which the hon"' gen''all Court 
latly granted to me, lying beyond the Boirnds of Dover : & 
mostly out of the Bounds Exiter. And alsoe all my liberty 
in the lands of Dover, which I latly purchassed of Kobert 
Wadley, w^^ all its singular priviledges & app'"tenances To 
have & to hold the p''misses to him, ye said Harlakinden dur- 
ing his uaturall life, and to the heires of his body [lawfully 
begotten, male or female] and for want of such heires, to re- 
mayne to the said Harlakinden & his heires forever Item I 
give to my sonn Harlakinden my great silver saltseller, and 
my best suit of apparrel [both] linen, & woollen. Item I 
give to my grandaughter Sarah Symonds all that pcell of 
lande lying in Coxall which remaynes of that I had of her 
father it being three hundred acres be it more, or lesse. Item 
I give to my sonne & daughter Epps one hundred pounds 
pmised before marriage t-o be paid within one yeare, or two, 
after after my decease, and if she still desire to have the sute 
of damask which was the Lady Cheynies, her grandmother, 
let her have it upon apprizment. Item whereas I pmised to 
give my daughter Martha one hundred ]X)unds, as a porcon 
upon marriage with her husband M'' John Denison, it being 
desired by the Major & herself soe to doe, according to the 
bonde I entered into I do by this my last will confirme the 
same. Item I give to my sonne & daughter Emerson four 
score pounds, haveing given them 20" at the least soone after 
her marriage, to be paid within one yeare, or two, after my de- 
cease. Item I give to my daughter Baker, having paid my 
sonne Baker Thirty pounds already Three score & ten pounds 
to be paid within one or two yeare after my decease. Item 
I give to my daughter Dunkin Twenty shillings. Item I give 
to my daughter Hale Twenty shillings Item I give to my sonne 
Chewte Twenty shillings. Item I give to the Eeverend M' 
Cobbett our Pastor Forty shillings. Item I give to my wives 
grandaughter one Cow viz : Rebeckah Stacy, because of her 
diligent attendance on me. Item I give to my deare wife my 
fetherbed & boulster which we usually lye upon. My mind, & 
meaning is that the legacies here given to my children shalbe 
paid not in mony nor according to mony, but in such pay as 
they usually passe, from man to man. which is called the Cur- 
rant price. And I doe make, & ordayne my sonne WiUiam 
Symonds, to be my executor of this my last will & testament. 
And considering there are many payments to be made, & dis- 



THE PROBATE RECORDS OP ESSEX COUNTY. 267 

charged by my executor, I doe give, & bequeath to him my said 
Sonne || William || Symonds all my howses & lands in Ipswich, 
with all my comonages, & priviledges thereunto belonging. 
Item I give to my sonne William Symonds (having ingaged to 
him, before the writing of this my will soe much) half of my 
meadow, & uplands ground, which lieth beyonde my farme 
at Lamprele Eiver, beyond the Bounds of Dover, & mostly out 
of the boundes of Exiter, together with all the priviledges, & 
app'tenances thereunto belonging. Also my will, & desire is 
that my loving trends, Captaine John Appleton, & Levetenant 
Samuel Appleton, & my sonne Jolin Hale, to be overseers of 
this my last will, & Testament. My request is that the advice, 
& counsell of my saide Overseers, be indeavoured ||to|| be 
taken about my executors arduous concernments, that soe love 
& Concorde may continew, & be increased amongst those I 
leave behinde me. In witnesse that this is my last will & Tes- 
tament, I have hereunto sett my hande, & Scale the sixteenth 
day of February Anno Dom 1673." 

Samuel Symonds. (seal) 

Witness: Henry Archer, John Greaves, Edward (his £ 
mark) Bragg. 

Proved in Ipswich court Nov. 6, 1678, by John Graves and 
Edward Bragg. 

"A codicil testementary to the last will & testament of Sam- 
uel Symonds gent which will beareth date the sixteenth day 
of February Anno Dom. 1673 : Whereas in that my will I 
bequeathed to my sonne Harlakinden Symonds all my part of 
my farme at Lamperele River with the Sawinge Mill there- 
upon erected with all the utenses & app'^tenances thereunto be- 
longing, with all my part of the howses thereunto belonging 
and alsoe one halfe of all my part of the meadow & upland 
lately laid out to me which the hon"^ Gen'^all Court lastly 
granted to nie lyinge beyound the Bounds of Dover & mostly 
beyound the Bounds of Exiter, and alsoe all my liberty in 
the lands of Dover, which I lately purchassed of Robert Wod- 
ley "v^ith all its singular priviledges & appurtinances To have 
& to hold the p"^niisses to him the said Harlakinden during 
his naturall life and to the heires of his body lawfully be- 
gotten, male or female and for want of such heires to remayne 
to the said Harlakinden & his heires forever: ISTow there- 
fore I doe hereby disanull & revoke all this my gift to my 
sonne Harlakinden as for Terme of his naturall life and doe 
give him all the p^'misses to have & to hold the same together 



268 THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

with all & singular its appurtenances to him the said Har- 
lakinden Symonds & his heires & assignes forever. Alsoe 
whereas I bequeathed in my Will to my sonne Harlakinden 
Symonds my fourth part of the sawing mill on Lamprele 
Kiver with all its priviledges & appurtenances the pvidence of 
God hath soe ordered it that the mill it self hath bene fired 
& wholly ruined by the enymy and soe made improfittable for 
the p'sent : and considering that my sonne William Symonds 
who is my executor is in my debt for rent for my said mill 
more then the building & finishing the fourth part of the said 
mill will cost, my will is that when the rest of the owners doe 
rebuild & finish the saide mill that then this my fourth part 
soe bequeathed be alsoe carried on to the finishing of the 
same at the onely cost & charges of my sonne William 
Symonds for the onely use of my sonne Harlakinden 
Symonds. Alsoe considering what lands I formerly have 
given to my sonne Harlakinden, and that I highly esteeme this 
at Lampreele River. My advice & desire now is that he doth 
not sell, or putt it away or any part of it unlesse extreame 
necessity compell and that he doth what he doth in reference 
to the mill &c with very good advice and though I have gained 
very little by it. yet if he can waite, & pcure honest dealing 
workmen he will finde sufficient recompence for his waiting, 
for there is store of timber with that which is added to it 
from Dover, & the meadow & the Court gave me up into the 
country. In witnesse whereof I have hereunto sett my hande 
& seale the thirteenth day of January 1676." 

Samuel Symonds (seal) 

Witness: William Goodhue^ sr., William (his vv mark) 
Smyth, jr. 

Proved in Ipswich court 6 : 9m : 1678 by the witnesses. 

"A codicile testementary which is added to the codicile 
bearing date the 13*^ day of February 1676, which refereth to 
my last will & Testament dated 16"' of February 1673. I 
Samuel Symonds being in good health of body & of good 
understanding (blessed be God) thought good to add by this 
codicile annexed to the former bearing date as above, I say 
some consideracons moving me thereunto I give to my sonne 
Harlakinden five pounds (in comon pay) per and during his 
naturall life, to be paide by my executor : Provided that if in 
the life tyme of my sonne Harlakinden my loving brother m' 
Eichard Fitts Symonds decease in the interim and be bounti- 
full to my sonne Harlakinden (which I believe he will) and 



THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 269 

bequeath to him more then the value of five pounds per anno. ; 
Then my will & minde is, That this five pounds shall cease 
and that my executor thenceforth be wholly free from the 
payment thereof. In wittnesse whereof I have hereunto sett 
my hande & seale. Dated November the eighth day 1677." 

Samuel Symonds (seal) 

Witness : John Wood, John Woodin, Martha Graves. 

Proved in Ipswich court 6 : 9m : 1678 by John Wood and 
John Woodin. 

"This third codicill testementary I Samuell Symonds doe 
now add to the former, which refereth to my will dated 16 
day of February 1673. The occasion & reason of my soe doe- 
ing is because I mistooke in my date of my last codicill viz. 
I dated it 13"' day of February 1676, which should have bene 
January 1676. Alsoe whereas I have mentioned in my will 
100'' to my daughter Martha Its onely named I doe not 
thereby give it, for I have given my bond for it for that men- 
tion is voide. The reason why I make these codicills is to 
spare writings being longe Dated January 8^^ 1677." 

Samuel Symonds (seal) 

Witness: Edward (his V mark) Brag, Timothy Brag. 

Proved in Ipswich court 6: 9m: 1678 by the witnesses. 

Inventory of the estate of Samuel Symonds, Esq., of 
Ipswich, who deceased Oct. 13, 1678, besides 23611. set apart 
by the agreament of Mris. Eebecka Symonds, relict of Samuell 
Symonds, and Mr. William Symonds, executor, which was 
her owne proper estate before marriage & by there mutuall 
agreament to be disposed of by her, and to be returned 
againe in kind according as the will provides & is to be de- 
livered to her by the executor when the will is proved, taken 
by Edward Bragg and Eobert Kinsman : his wearing 
apparrell, 491i. 15s. 6d. ; A Downe bed & boulster in ye pier 
Chamber, 51i. ; a paire of holland sheets, 21i. ; Curtaines & val- 
lents, 411., 6li.; a plaine Cupbord & Cloth, lOs.^ mony, 4li., 
41i. 10s. ; A suite of Damask being very old, 5li. ; Couch 
Chaire, leather Chaire & a stoole, Hi. 10s. ; Clock, 5li., a bed- 
sted, 12s., 51i. 12s.; fetherbed, rug. Coverlet, blankets, sheets 
& bedsted, 71i. 6s.; bed. Covering & blanket, 21i. 6s.; Chest, 
3s., a marble morter, 20s., a Cabinet, 25s., 2li. 8s. ; household 
table linnen, 40s., a Chest, 15s., a Coslet, 40s., 4li. 15s.; grid- 
iron, 8s., hopps & Cask, 20s,, Hi. 8s.; fetherbed, bolster, rug, 
sheets, blankets & bedsted, 5li. 10s.; A paire stockins, 4s., 
birding peice, 15s., 19s.; Cheses of the better sort, 51i. 5s.; 



270 THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

sheepe wool! 1251b., 91i., bookes, 51i.. Cotton wooll, 24s., 1511. 
4s.; 3 sives, 2s. 6d., flockbed, bolster, beding & bedsted, 411., 
411. 2s. 6d. ; other beding, 12s., sword & belt, 15s., 111. 7s. ; 4 
leather Chaires & a Tnrky work stoole. Hi. 8s.; paire of and- 
irons & other irons. Hi. 5s.; an inlayd bedsted, 25s., sheeres 
& other Iron, 10s., Hi. 15s.; 60li. of Pewter, old & new, 4li.; 
a Copper Cann, 14s., skillet, 10s., Hi. 4s. ; an Iron Candlestick 
& a dredging pott, Is.; frying pan, 8s., morter & pestle, 10s., 
18s. ; beame & scales, 10s., paire of stillyards, 20s., Hi. 10s. ; 
paire brass scales & weights, 7s.; paire of racks, a tramell, 
firepan & tongs. Hi. 8s.; spitt, 5s., Cupbord, 15s., kettle, 5s., 
driping pan, 3s., Hi. 8s. ; an Iron pott, 8s., A Copper, 81i., 81i. 
8s. ; an old malt mill, 10s., cheese press, 10s., lli. ; 3 potts & 
greace, 3s., 3 Tubs, 10s., a table frame, 3s., 16s.; handsawe, a 
biishell, a winch, 9s., Cowle, 5s., 14s. ; in Silver plate, 141i. ; 
3 tnbs of butter with 2 of the tubs, 31i. 19s. ; Cheese tub, 2 
sives & earthen Panns, 12s.; Tubs, old Iron & Sythes, 6s.; 
Churne, 2 tubs, keeler & 3 barrells, 18s. ; Tubs, trays, 8s., 
table, forme, Chaire & 2 pailes, 12s., lli. ; musket, 28s., saddle, 
bridle & furniture, 30s., 21i. 18s. ; horse fetters, 6s., 17 
Cheeses, 23s., lli. 9s. ; Apples & Syder, 21i. 8s., 2 sythes, 12s., 
nayles & lumber, 8s., 31i. 8s. ; Cheese hoope & bord, 2s., look- 
inglas, 5s., an old rug, 8s., 15s. ; 1 bush, of oate meale, 9s., 
10 oxen, 5511., 5511. 9s.; 3 steeres 3 yeres old, 911., 15 Cowes, 
6011., 2 bulls, 51i., 7411.; 4 heyfers 3 yeres old, 131i., 5 two 
yeare olds, lOli., 2311. ; 8 yearelings, 811., 9 Calves, 611. 10s.. 
1411. 10s.; 47 sheepe, 231i., 20 lambs, 611. 15s., 2 horses, 811., 
3011. 3s. ; one mare & a yereling Colt, 2li. 10s. ; 8 s^ane 1 yere 
& halfe old, 81i., 12 spring shoats. 611. 10s., 1411. 10s. ; 2 Acres 
& a halfe of wheate, 411. 5s.; 11 loads of barly, 3611., 18 tum- 
brells of Indian, 3011., 6611.; 50 loads of haye, 371i. 10s., an 
axe, 3s., Cart & wheles, 31i. 3s., 4011. 16s.; an old TumbreU 
& wheeles, 20s., 2 plow Irons & a harro, 36s., 211. 16s. ; 4 yoakes 
& Irons, 9s., 3 Chaines, 24s., 2 spanshackles, 4s., Hi. 17s. ; 2 
shovels, 3 howes, forks & rakes, 111. 3s. ; 13 bush. Indian 
Corne, lli. 19s., 9 bush, of oates, 18s., malt, 8s., 311. 5s. ; about 
12 Acres of marsh & a little upland nere Wells land, 501i. ; 
6 acres more of marsh there to the use of Mrs. Martin for her 
life, 1211. ; Argilla Farme conteining 300 Acres meadow & 
upland, 150011. ; bowses & barnes &• out houses upon the farme, 
20011. ; 4011. of yame, 411., Lamprele river 200 acres upland & 
marsh, 13011., 13411. ; a part of 1000 Acres at Coxwell beyond 
Wells, 611. ; the house & about 2 Acres of land at Towne, 5011. ; 
Debts due to the estate, 651i. ; total, 253411. 9s. Funerall ex- 



THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 271 

pences yet unpaid in mony, olli. ; other debts due from the 
estate, 851i. ; to make up Mrs. Symonds 2361i. out of the es- 
tate there is yet unpayd, 371i. 15s. 

Attested in Ipswich court Nov. 6, 1678, by Mr. Wm. 
Symond, executor of his father's estate. 

Essex County Prolate Files, Docket 27,131. 

Agreement made Apr. 10, 1694, between Harlackinden 
Symonds of Ipswich, John Emerson and his wife, Ruth Emer- 
son of Gloucester, Thomas Baker and his wife, Priscilla 
Baker of Topsfield, Daniel Epes of Salem, Simond Epes of 
Ipswich, and Joseph Jacob and his wife, Susannah Jacob, 
Dorothy Symonds, Col. Wade as g^uardian to Mary and Eliza- 
beth Symonds, all of Ipswich, that Rebekah Symonds of 
Ipswich, widow of Samuell Symonds, shall have all things 
performed according to the will of said Samuel, and that all 
the land sold in Argilla, viz., thirty five acres of upland and 
eight acres of meadow sold to Bragg, and eight acres sold to 
John Emerson, and four acres to Thomas Baker, towards pay- 
ing legacies by Richard Martin, Daniel Epes and Har- 
lackinden Symonds, as administrators, shall stand good, and 
also marsh of about fourteen or fifteen acres, bounded by 
marsh of Simonds Epes, the Rings and Wells, and all the 
stock which was upon the farm, together with all utensils ; 
also what estate William Simonds, deceased, hath disposed of 
to his own use which once belonged to the estate of Samuell 
Simonds, Esq. and that which was his interest in Lampereele 
River shall be accounted valid ; that the whole remaining part 
of the farm called Argilla shall be equally divided into two 
shares, one half to Harlackinden Simonds, John Emerson and 
Ruth his wife, Thomas Baker and Priscilla his wife, Daniel 
and Simond Epes, Richard Martin's children which he had 
by his second wife Martha, and her other children, that is to 
say to be divided into six shares whereof Harlackinden Si- 
monds to have two shares during his life; the other half 
of the farm equally to Joseph Jacob and his wife Susanna, 
Dorothy, Mary and Elizabeth Simonds and their heirs 
forever. 

Witness : Samuel Appleton, jr., John Newman, Thomas 
Low. Acknowledged by Harlackinden Simonds, John Emer- 
son, Ruth Emerson, Thomas Baker, Daniel and Symonds 
Epes, June 12, 1694, before Barth. Gedney, Judge of the 
Probate. 



272 THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

Mr. Nathaniel Martin son of Richard and Martha Martin, 
chose Mr. John Emerson, sr. of Gloster, to be his guardian, 
who gave bond, and it was allowed and confirmed, June 13, 
1694. 

Essex County Probate Records, vol. 303, pp. 233-235. 

An agreement same as the above, signed Apr. 10, 1694, by 
Joseph Jacob, Susanna Jacob. Dorothy Symonds, Thomas 
Wade as guardian to Mary and Elizabeth Symonds, and ac- 
knowledged by them June 12, 1694, before Earth. Gedney, 
Judge of the Probate. 

Essex County Probate Records, vol. 312, pp. 326-328. 

Petition of Daniell Epps to the court June 27, 1679, that 
there may be an inventory taken of the estate of our father 
Samuell Symonds, as it now is, it being near eight months 
since his decease, and our brother William Symonds dying 
intestate about one month since, and little being performed 
by him, as executor, of the considerations in the will enjoined. 

The petition was granted, and Mr. Daniell Epps, sr., or- 
dered to take an inventory of the estate as it now is, and to 
give in an account to the next court at Ipswich that further 
order may be taken. 

Salem Quarterly Cojirt Records, vol. 5, leaf 129. 

An account of particulars was delivered unto Daniel Epps 
and Harlakenden Symonds by order of Eichard Martyn, by 
the marshall Robert Lord, jr., and read to our sister Symonds, 
Robert Kinsman and Samuel Ingalls being present in all the 
aprizements and deliveries, as witnesses, Xov. 12, 1679. 

Upon the petition of Mr. Daniell Epps, sr., administration 
upon the estate of Samuell Symonds, Esq., was granted 25: 
9m : 1679, unto Mr, Daniell Epps, Mr. Harlackenden 
Symonds, and Mrs. Rebecka Symonds relict of said Samuell, 
and Daniell Epps gave bond of lOOOli. 

Mr. William Symonds late executor to the will of Mr. 
Samuell Symonds, Dep. Gov,, dying intestate, and making 
no provision that the legacies of the will might be fulfilled, 
administration upon the estate was granted June 18, 1680, to 
Mrs. Rebecka Symonds widow of Samuel, Mr. Harlackinden 
Symonds, his eldest son, and Mr. Daniell Epps, husband to 
Elizabeth, his eldest daughter living. They gave bond of 
lOOOli. to administer according to law, the farm Argilla to 
stand engaged for the payment of the legacies. 



THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 273 

Mr. Daniell Epps, sr., administrator, presented an inven- 
tory of the estate of Samuell Symonds. Esq., and attested to 
the truth thereof in Salem court 30 : 9 : 1680. After all debts 
and legacies are paid, he is to attend the order of the court in 
the distribution of said estate. 

Salem Quarterly Court Records, vol. 6, leaves 6, 13. 

Eebecha Symonds, widow of Samuel Symonds, testified 
Oct. 28, 1679, that before the death of Samuel Symonds, jr., 
her husband spoke to her about settling his lands upon his 
son William Symonds, and declared that he desired so to set- 
tle them as that the wife of said William, might not claim her 
thirds in the lands, and purposed to that end to consult Mr. 
Bellingham, the then Governor, about it. 

Petition of Rebecha Symon.ds, relict of Samuel Symonds, 
late Dep. Gov., to the court Oct. 23, 1679, that an adminis- 
trator may be appointed upon the estate of her husband, and 
that they would choose some of her late husband's own chil- 
dren or son-in-law, if the court see not meet to admit them 
as heirs, and not leave her and her concerns to the care of 
strangers. 

Petition of Jonathan Wade, May 14, 1681, in behalf of 
himself and Mary Simonds his daughter, joint administrators 
to the estate of the late William Simons of Ipswich, showing 
that by the will of Samuel Simonds, Esq., there was devised 
unto said William Simonds a farm called Argilla with other 
estate to enable him to pay certain debts and legacies as ex- 
pressed in said will, and that he sold much of his own estate 
in order to pay the legacies, to save said farm Argilla entire. 
William dying intestate, administration was granted unto his 
widow Mary Symonds, and your petitioner in her behalf, and 
they were in possession of that estate as belonging to said Wil- 
liam, and according to an order of the General Court in Oct. 
1679. said estate was taken from them and put into the hands 
of other children of Samuel Symonds, and upon another hear- 
ing in May, 1680, the order was reversed, and the estate left 
as before, which however, has never been performed, and they 
desire the court's consideration of the case and a final issue 
thereof, that no more uncertainty may remain. 

In answer to the motion May 26, i681, of Jonathan Wade 
in behalf of Mary Symons his daughter, the court for a final 
issue of the matter ordered that the estate of the late Samuel 
Symonds, Esq., and the farm Argilla, be committed into the 
hands of the administrators to be in behalf of the children 



274 THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

and heirs of said Wm. Symonds, they to give bond of lOOOli. 
and the farm Argilla liable to the payment of the legacies and 
bequests in the will of Samuel Symonds, and to repay unto 
Harlakenden Symonds and Mr. Epps late administrators to 
said estate, what they paid of said legacies during their ad- 
ministration. 

Petition to the court Oct. 14, 1681, of Harlakinden 
S}Tnonds, the only surviving son and heir of Samuel 
Symonds, that there may be a speedy determination and or- 
dering of the estate of his father by the court. 

In answer to a petition of Mrs. Rebeca Sjanonds the court 
Oct. 25, 1681, ordered that the farm Argilla be put into her 
hands and of Mr. Harlakanden Symonds and Mr. Eps, who 
are to improve said farm and receive all profits, that the sur- 
plus may be returned to those to whom it doth of right belong. 

Mass. Archives, vol. 16, papers 170-173, 213, 218, 219, 261, 
272. 

An account respecting the payments of the debts and 
legacies in our father's will presented Nov. 29, 1681 : The 
Estate Dr., to our fathers funerall expences, 31i. 9s., in money 
pd. at Boston, 31i. 9s. ; pd. to severall creditors at Ipswich in 
small debts & small Legacies, 71i. 12s. 9d. ; what remained due 
to our Mother, 201i. ; a horse lent my brother Samuell 
Symonds pr. my fathers order to ride to Boston wch horse 
dyed at Winnes3rmmet in yt. Journey 16 or 17 yrs. agoe, 
221i. ; wt is due to Mr. Martyn pr. legacie & Debt, 1051i. ; 
Daniell Epes, sr., 10811.; Mr. Jno. Emerson, 881i.; Mr. 
Thomas Baker, 581i. ; ye farm Argilla being destitute of all 
kind of grain I Daniell Epes^ sr. supplied the same wth 
pvisions, seed & corn ye first year & 3 loads of hay, 201i. 6s. 
9d. ; John Woodins service being an apprentice his clothing 
according to coven*. & also 4 months & 2 weeks work, 231i. 
10s.; necessary expences for carrying on affairs in provisions 
& small Legacies to Rebek. Stacy & Debt to our mother out of 
that wch was the common stock amongst us as per writing 
may appear, 321i. 2s. 10 l-2d. ; to workmen yt I sd. Danll. 
Epes, sr. procured & payd for at Argilla ye last year, 31i. 7s. ; 
2 loads of hay pr. sd. Eppes to Argilla this year. Hi. 10s. ; Mr. 
Duncans Legacie, Hi. due to him pr. will of Samll. Symonds, 
jr. & part of his 81i., 51i. 9s. ; Caution money at Genii. Court 
in 79 & other charges, 15li. 12s. 6d. ; Robert Lord for extend- 
ing ye first execution, 21i. ; Marshall Genii. John Green for 
extending last execution, 2li. ; time wch sd Epes spent about 
ordering affayres in Argilla & paying workmans wages these 
2 last years, lOli. ; pvisions that sd Epes supplied this year at 



THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 275 

Argilla, 21i. 4s. lOd. ; fencing, plowing, v planting, howing, 
mowing, hay making & other work, llli. Is. lid.; Interest 
of the stock. Tackling & for plows, carts & household goods 
for one year, 121i. ; charges expended in money upon the 
prosecution of the case referring to Argilla occasioned by Mr. 
Wade since October 1679 as may appear particularly pr. sd. 
Epes his book of accts., 331i. 4s. lOd. ; more charges last Court 
at Boston, 2li. 19s.; 117 days for myself and horse, llli. 14s.; 
my mother Symonds for her mans work she finding all things 
needfull for him, 161i. and 5 bush, of wheat. Hi. 5s., Oats for 
her use, 20s., 181i. 5s. ; Harlakindin Sym : for him & wife 
working upon the farm one year in 1679-80 in order to ye per- 
formance of our fathers will, 161i. ; Mris. Symonds for her 
mans meat drink clothing & work for this year, 171i. ; Harlak. 
Symonds & wife for this year, 161i.; total, 66811. 10s. 3 l-2d. 

Per Contra Cred. : By cattell & goods according to appriz- 
ment taken amongst ye four Legatees Nov. 12, 1679, all wch 
were left upon the farm to supply all necessary occasions in 
order to ye fulfilling our fathers will & performing duties 
therein, 13211. 19s. 6d. ; Jan. 30, 1679 took into possession 35 
acres of land by us Harlak. Symonds & Danll. Epes pr. con- 
sent or order from Richard Martyn administrators at 5li. pr. 
Acre upon comon acct. wch wee sould to Edward Bragg wch 
land was esteemed the most unprofitable upon the whole 
farm, wch according to apprizement came to 17511. ; sould 
unto Mr. Jno. Emerson Eight acres of land next adjoyning 
to sd Braggs at 51i. pr. acre upon comon acct. 4011. as part 
of his Legacie ; sould to IMr. Thomas Baker 4 Acres as aforesd 
as part of his legacie, 2011. ; 8 acres of meadow sould to Ed- 
ward Bragg wch we sd. administrators took at 511. pr. acre 
wth ye rest at comon acct. all things being prised much above 
their value, 4011.; payd to Mr. Duncan, 31i. lis.; Cattell, 221i, 
10s. according to apprizement to Danll. Epes, sr. as I charged 
myself Debtr. in ye Inventory but there was 10s. more then 
they were valued at as apprd. wn I came to speak wth those 
yt prized them, 221i. 10s. ; Swine, 911. 10s. ; severall particulars 
of ould goods charged to particular accts. of sd. Legatees, 2511. 
18s. 3d.; the whole crop in ye year 1680, 4811.; total, 51711. 
8s. 9d. Ballance of accts. of the estate is indebted, 15111. Is. 
6 l-2d. 

Mr. Harlakinden Symonds reed, of the estate of our father 
Samuell Symonds, since the judgment of the General Court at 
Boston Nov. 13, 1679, in severall particulars to the value of 
2711. 19s. 2d. which he apprehends may be set off for the 



276 THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

trouble and charges he hath been pnt to about his father's 
estate since the death of his brother William S3anonds. 

Attested Dec. 3, 1681, by Daniell Epps, sr., and Har. 
Symonds. 

An account made Nov. 24, 1680, of what Daniell Epps, sr. 
and Harlakinden Symonds, administrators to the estate of our 
father Samuel Symonds, find wanting of the said estate as 
may be seen by comparing the inventory taken by our 
brother Mr. William Symonds, executor unto ye abovesd 
estate, about the begining of Nov., 1678, and the inventory 
taken by us Nov. 10, 1679, together with what Mr. Wade and 
our sister Mrs. Mary Symonds relict of William Symonds, 
hath had and disposed of from ye Farm Argilla : in corne of 
all sorts of the groath of the yeare 1678 about 701i. ; payed 
unto Brother William by Killigreest Ross, 61i. ; old corne of 
all sorts about 31i. 5s.; Land sould of our Fathers at Towne 
by William to a saddler, 91i. ; Land sould unto Mr. Wade of ye 
same Lott for halfe money & halfe wheat & mault as we un- 
derstood by our Brother William, 401i. ; silver plate, lOli. 
10s. ; cheeses of ye better sort, 51i. 5s. ; Sheeps wooll 751i., 5li. 
2s. ; Gotten wooll about 10s. ; 3 tubs of Butter, with two of 
ye tubbs, 31i. 19s.; Syder & apples, 21i. ; 50 Loades of hay, 
371i. ; 401i. of yarne, 41i. ; cattle wanting about 181i. ; Sheep & 
Lambs about 38, 161i. ; a Steere sould to Isaack Fellowes at 
about 31i. 10s. wch our brother William had ye pay for in 
corne as wee understood, 31i. 10s. ; the Cropp in the yeare 
1679 which Mr. Wade & our Sister Symonds had all away and 
left ye Farme whollie destitute which was upwards of 801i. ; 
total, 31411. Is. Now besides this acct. our Sister Mary Sy- 
monds had all the benifitt of the Increase of all the Cattle & 
sheep and of the Dayrie, the keepeing what cattle and sheep 
shee had viz. 16 or 17 Lambs, 5 calves sumer and winter, 3 
or 4 cowes the winter, 5 or 6 swine, two horses, the Drawing 
the wood she made use of with the oxen, wee had of our estate 
for the pa}Tnent of our Legaceys which oxen cowes and other 
creatures & goods wee left upon ye Farme in order to the ful- 
filling of our Fathers will as to all concerns, the charge & 
damage of which unto us we judge is upwards of 201i. ; This 
last winter our Sister Mary Symonds kept 4 cowes, 5 yearlings 
& vantage, two calves, about 13 swine, one mare, about 12 
or 13 sheep, all the cattle, mare and two oxen shee kept upon 
ye Farme this last Sumer about 6 shoats raysed 4 this sumer 
and most of her wood carried by our team all wch at 251i. At- 
tested by Daniell Epps, sr. and Har. Symonds. 
Essex County Quarterly Court Files, vol. 36, leaves 134-136. 



the pbobate recoeds of essex county, 277 

Estate of Edward Vinton. 

Administration upon the estate of Edward Vinton, intes- 
tate, was granted 26 : 9 : 1678, to Elias Henly, who brought 
in an inventory and gave oath to the truth of it. 

Salem Qnarterly Court Records, vol. 5, leaf 123. 

Inventory of the estate of Edward Vinton taken Oct. 17, 
1678, by Samuell Ward and John Chin : 1 old shirt and an old 
paier of whitt drawers, 5s.; 1 paier of whitt drawers, 1 paier 
of blue ditto, 1 whiett wastkoat, 9s. ; 1 Cloth Coat and a sarg 
paier of briches, Hi. 4s.; 1 paier blue drawers, 18d., 1 sarg 
wastkoat, 5s., 6s. 6d. ; 1 sack, 9d. ; 5 neckcloths, 6s. ; 1 paier of 
old boots, 5s., 2 paier of shooes, 5s., 10s. ; 1 paier of old stok- 
ins. Is., 1 old Coat, wastkoat and briches, 6s., 7s. ; 1 paier of 
wosted, 1 paier of yarn stokins, 2s. ; 1 old rugg, pillow and an 
old Capcloth Coat, 6s. ; 2 parsells of old Liens, Is. 6d. ; 1 bibl 
and 3 other books, 6s. ; hatt, 10s., 1 old hatt and Cap, 3s., 13s.; 
1 old Chest, 3s. ; mony, 9s,, 12s. ; total, 5li. 8s. 1-2 kentel ref- 
use fish, 5s. There is due to him from Elias Henlie for boats 
hier this Last Sumer, 41i. 17s. ; the half of a shallop bought 
of him to pay the next spring, llli. ; for mackrell in John 
meritts hand, Hi. 8s. 

Attested in Salem court 29:9:1678 by Elias Henly, ad- 
ministrator. 

List of debts due by Edward Vincent given in ISTov. 25. 
1678 : to John Forbuish by bill, 41i. 10s. Money and Hi. 6s. 
money per Accompt; to Ei chard Knott 15s. money per Ac- 
compt ; to John Buckley, 2s. 6d., money per x\ccompt ; Chris- 
topher Latimor per Accompt, 21i. ; Elias Henly, 4li. 14s. 4d. 
per Accompt; total, 131i. 8s.; more by Geo. Michell, 4s.; 
Mathew Salter, 2s. 

Essex County Quarterly Court Files, vol. 30, leaf 10. 

Estate of Edward Carleton of Rowley. 

Administration upon the estate of Mr. Edward Carleton, 
formerly of Rowley, was granted 26:9:1678, to Jeremiah 
Jewett and jSTehemiah Jewett, and they were ordered to bring 
in an inventory to the next court held at Salem. 

Salem Quarterly Court Records, vol. 5, leaf 123. 

The court Apr. 1, 1679, granted liberty to the administra- 
tors of the estate of Ed. Carlton to bring in the inventory at 
the September court next, in respect to his estate in New Eng- 
land. 

Essex County Quarterly Court Files, vol. 31, leaf 19. 



278 THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

Petition of Christopher Babbage and Hannah his wife, 
dated Nov. 27, 1678, that whereas Mr. Edward Carlton 
sometime of Eowley, left an estate in New England when he 
went out of the country part of which he sent his son John 
Carlton, by virtue of a letter of attorney did receive in his be- 
half, and we conceiveing that there being some of his estate 
unreceived by his said son, desire that this court would ap- 
point some of our relations, Jeremiah Jewett or Nehemiah 
Jewet, or both, to be administrators to the estate, that if any- 
thing may be preserved it may be forth coming to the chil- 
dren of the said Hanna relict of the said John Carlton, the 
only heirs to any such estate. 

Administration upon the estate of Mr. Edw. Carlton for- 
merly of Eowley, was granted by the Salem court 39 : 9 : 1678, 
to Jerimiah Juett and Nehemiah Juet, and they were ordered 
to bring in an inventory to the next Ipswich court. 

Essex County Quarterly Court Files, vol. 30, leaf 19. 

Estate of Joseph Parker of Andover. 

"In the name of god Amen I Joseph Parker of Andov"^ : in 
the County of Essex in New England Tanner, being at pres- 
ent, of a sound minde, & memory, but considering my great 
age, and the many infirmities accompaning the same, and not 
knowing how soon my change may be, have thought it meet 
and doe accordingly make this my last will and testament, in 
manner and forme following. Iprimis. I bequeath and re- 
signe my soul into the hands of god that gaue it, and my body 
to be decently interred in the earth from whence it was taken, 
in hope & firme assurance of the pardon of all my sins & of a 
blessed and happy resurrection, through the alone meritt and 
mediation of my Lord and Sauiour Jesus Christ. And as for 
my worldly goods and outward estate, whether reall, psonall, 
or mixt of what kind or nature soeuer they be, my just debts 
and funerall expences being discharged, I giue and bequeat in 
manner following. Itm. I giue unto my dear and louing wife 
Mary Parker my dwelling house and houselott, with all my 
household stuf, and that parcell of meadow lying upon the 
mill Riuer, and two of my liest Cowes allsoe that land I haue 
in Shawshin feild. expecting she should out of the same pro- 
uide for my son Thomas, my second son, whoe by gods prou- 
idence is disinabled for prouiding for himself, or managing an 
estate if Committed to him, by reason of his distemper of 
mind att certaine seasons, I doe allsoe will and require my 
s*^ : son Thomas to be obedient to his mother and any of her 



THE PE.OBATB RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 279 

sons she shall imploy about her business, in y'' managing her 
husbandrie affaires and this abouesd given to my wife is dur- 
ing her naturall life, and afterwards to returne the one half 
to my son Stephen, my meaning is the one half of the upland 
viz y** notherly part of the s** Lott leauing my household stuf 
to be disposed of by my wife att her diseas among her children 
as god shall direct her the easterly part of y*" s*' lott, and that 
land in Shawshin feild, to goe to my son Thomas, and to be 
improued for his liuelihood either by himself, or those he shall 
make choise of for his Guardian but not to be alienated by 
him, but after his decease prouided he dies without issue, then 
to returne to my Son Samuell, my dwelling house hortyard 
barne and ground about y^ mill, I giue to my son Josep after 
his mothers decease, and allsoe y® abouesd meadow upon y® 
mill riuer. 

"It. I giue unto my son Joseph, my grist mill with all y® 
priuiledges belonging to it, allsoe fourty acres of upland lying 
on y^ south easterly end of y^ great pond, with ten acres of 
swamp land adjoyning to it, alsoe, all my interest in a meadow 
called shoe meadow, and another parcell of meadow, called y® 
bounds meadow, allsoe threescore acres of upland which I 
haue yett to take up. It. I giue to my Son Stephen my last 
diuison of upland and meadowe, y^ upland containing eight 
score acres, threscore 1 1 acres || of y^ sd diuision of upland, is 
that aboue mentioned, giuen to my son Joseph this sd diuision 
of meadow being ten acres, allsoe two acres of upland lying by 
Hauerill High way being part of my swamp diuision. It. I 
giue to my son Samuell all my interest in a meadow com- 
monly Called millers meadow and allsoe ten pounds to be 
payd by my son Joseph fine pounds, and by my son Stephen 
fine pounds within a twelue month after my decease, only I 
doe reserue two acres of y® abouesd millers meadow for my son 
Joseph to be taken on which side he likes best. It. I giue to 
my three daughters Sarah Mary and Euth ten pounds apeice 
to be payd by my Executo''^ within four years after my decease 
It I giue to my dear wife all my estate in old England, that 
at Kumsey, and alsoe any legacies that is left me by any freind 
there, to be disposed of after her decease among her children, 
as god shall direct her. It. I doe appoint my son Joseph to be 
my sole Executor and to pay y® legacies aboue exprest, and any 
of my estate which I may happily haue forgott either debts or 
otherwise, I givie to my sd Executor. It. I doe alsoe appoint 
for my ouerseers my louing Brother Nathan Parker, and my 
louing freind Left: John Osgood alsoe my louing freinds 



280 THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

Henery Ingalls and Ensigne Thomas Chandler. Hereby make- 
ing uoid all former wills or writings of this nature, and In 
wittness that this is my last will and testament I sett to my 
hand and seal this fourth day of Nouemb"": sixteen hundred 
seuenty and eight." 

Joseph (his 9 mark) Parker (seal) 

Witness : Dudley Bradstreet, Thomas Chandler. 

Proved 26: 9: 1678 by the witnesses. 

Inventory of the estate of Joseph Parker taken Nov. 18, 
1678, by John Osgood, Henry Ingalls and Nathan Parker: 
the beds & the apurtainances belonging to them, 121i. ; the 
househould vesells, keetels, pootts peuter & woode, 31i. ; books. 
Hi. 10s.; spining wheeles, tow com & chairs, 15s.; provision 
in the house. Hi. 18s.; corne in the house & barne, 201i. ; fouer 
catell, 1 cow, 2 thre yeare oldes, on yearlinge, 121i. ; swine, 
61i. ; the corne mill, 201i. ; dwelling house & barne, orchard & 
home lott, 681i. ; 12 aker of unimproved land about home, 
121i. ; 6 aker of land in Shasheen Feilde, 121i.; 50 akers of 
land by the ponde, 601i. ; 140 aker of land by the seder 
swampe, 701i. ; 60 akers to bee taken up off the towne, 301i. ; 
6 aker of medow on the mill River, 2-lli. ; 8 akers of medow in 
the miller medow, 321i. ; 9 akers of medow att the Ceder 
swampe, 271i. ; 6 akers at show medow, 2411. ; cartes, plows, 
plow Irons, chains, yocks & other taklings, 41i. ; carpenders 
tools, axes, wedges, betell Einge, sith, how, six alls, 31i. ; 
armes, gons, swords, 21i. 10s.; a Cow hide, 12s. 6d. ; an estat 
in Inglande, lOOli.; total, 54611. 5s. 6d. 

Attested in Salem court 26 : 9m : 1678, by Joseph Parker. 
Essex County Quarterly Court Files, vol. 30, leaves 24, 25. 

Administration was granted Dec. 6, 1708, to Joseph Parker 
of Andover, on a certain parcel of land given by his grand- 
father Joseph Parker, late of Andover, deceased, in his last will 
to his son Samuell, after the death of his son Thomas, Sam- 
uell dying before Thomas and leaving no issue it returned to 
the donor and became an intestate part of the estate. The 
said Joseph Parker gave bond to administer according to 
law. 

Essex County Prohate Records, vol. 310, page 55. 

Ruth Giul of Haverhill, having some right to some part of 
the estate of her brother Thomas Parker, deceased, which 
land lyeth in Andover, in which town the said Thomas Parker 
lived, for the consideration of 3li. paid to her by Joseph 
Parker, jr., joiner, of Andover, quitclaims all right she might 
have in the lands of her brother, namely the land called the 



THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTT. 281 

mill lot and the land in Shawshin field or any other of his 
estate. 

Signed and sealed Nov. 17, 1708. Witness: Matthew Her- 
riman, James Ford. 

Inventory of undisposed legacies of Joseph Parker, de- 
ceased, taken Dec. 3, 1708, by John Osgood, Jeames Bridges 
and Samuel Huchinson : a parsel of Land Laying in the hom 
Lot of about three acres and three quarters, 141i. ; a parsel of 
land laying in Shawshin field of about six acres, 12li.; which 
is to be understood at fiften peny wait. Sworn by 
committee appointed, represent ye estate not capable. 

March 22, 1708, for a leter of gardenshipp, 8s. ; a jomey of 
myself and two men; November 13, 1708, for funierl 
charges. Hi. 8s.; to the docktor, 18s.; November 20, 1708, for 
myself and bondsman our jorny for a leter of administration, 
7s. 6d. ; for a apriesers three men one day. 

Joseph Parker's account of administration on the estate of 
Joseph Parker, grandfather, of Andover, deceased, brought in 
Dec. 6, 1708 : the said estate Cred. per real estate, 261i. ; the 
said estate Dr. to S"". Saml. Osgood, Hi. 10s.; to guardian- 
shipp, 6s.; travel with bondsman, 9s.; letter of administra- 
tion, 7s. 6d. ; traveD to obtain power, 5s. ; & expences, 18s. ; ap- 
priseing ye estate, comission to prise sd. estate, 3s. ; reed, in- 
ventory & oath, 2s. 6d. ; recording ye account, 3s. ; allowing 
ye account, 5s. ; swering ye conmiittee. Is. ; conveyance of said 
estate & record therof, 4s. ; 3 bonds, 6s. ; a Quietus, 4s. ; fun- 
erall charges. Hi. 8s. ; allowed ye administrator, 10s. ; expences 
on ye committee, 8s. ; Divideing said estate, 5s. ; total, 81i. 9s. 

To Steph. Parker, Mary Parker alias Fry, Sarah Parker 
alias Sabens, Joseph Parker and Ruth Parker alias Gile, 31i. 
13s. 9d. each. 

Agreement Dec. 6, 1708, between Joseph Parker and Tim- 
othy Johnson, that "ye fence as it now stands from Haverhill 
highway to ye Mill Eiver shall be the divisionall line strait 
from ye begining of ye fence straite pointing to ye Mill River 
ye Johnson paying twenty shillings to said Parker." 

Witness : John x\mes, Jeames Bridges. 

Essex County Probate Files, Docket 20,520. 

Estate of Mrs. Ann Condy of Marblehead. 

"This being the last will and testemeant of Ann Condy de- 
seing being in her right sencis hath giuen to her sister willmet 



282 THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

Eed on great Iron pot more giuen to Christian Hooper on 
puter platter and on II puter || plater to her daughter Elise- 
beth Hooper more giuen to Elisebeth Tainner twenty shillings 
in mony more twenty shillings in mony to her daughter Elise- 
beth tainner more three puter platers and all her waring close 
more ten shillings to Elias tainner more ten shillings to Jo- 
sias Tainner more ten shillings in mony to ann tainner more 
ten shillings in mony to Joanna tainner more ten shillings 
in mony to thomas tainer to be payd when Christopher hox- 
abel pays his last payment concering the house hee bought 
more giuen to John Hooper ten shillings in mony more to his 
son John hooper a puter cup to Elisebeth tainer a brase scellet 
and a candel stick and a puter cup and a becer to John hooper 
children a puter poringer a pice more two poringer to Sarah 
pick and mathew salter is to fulfill these things and pay the 
depts and to Receue what is du I giue him full power and 
take all what is left as witness my hand this 9^^ 9^^ of October : 
78." 

Ann (her $ mark) Condy. 

Witness: Elisebeth (her E mark) Briors, Sarah (her Pi 
mark) Pick. 

Proved in Salem court 29:9:1678 by John Hooper and 
Elizabeth Briers. 

Account of Samuell Conrles depts: to Mr. Jon. Swett at 
Boston, Hi. 12s. 9d. ; Docktar Wells at Salem, Hi. 10s. ; Rich- 
ard Knott of Marbld, 15s.; John gathell of marblehd, 10s.; 
John Furbush of Marblehd, 10s. ; Mr. Roods of Lin, 6s. ; John 
Waldron of Marblehd, 4s. ; wt was lavd out in burling good. 
Conde, 21i. 3s. 4d.; total, 71i. lis. Id. To Peter bouker of 
Epsh., 15s. 

Inventory of the estate of Ann Condy, widow, taken by 
John Legg and Thaddeus Riddan: a dwelling house and two 
thirds of a garden with the priviledge belonging thereto, 25li. ; 
one small outhouse, 121i. ; A Barne with some hay & 2 old 
barels in it, 51i. ; One cowe, 31i., 3 bus. Indian & 1-2 bus. Rye, 
7s., 31i. 7s.; a silkegrass bed & 2 small old Ruggs, 16s.; one 
pr. blanketts, 7s., 2 pr. old sheets, 6s., 13s. ; one bolster & case 
with 3 silkgrass pillowes, 12s.; three curtains & one valiant 
old, 4s.; two old bedsteads, 7s., 1 table & forme, 7s. 6d., 14s. 
6H. ; two iron potts & one iron ketle. Hi. ; one trammell, 2 pr. 
pothooks, one spit & 2 old Lamps, 7s. 6d. ; one old boxe & one 
old chest, 5s. ; one chest & a warming pan, 12s. ; one old coat 
& 1 pr. breeches, 7s.; Three peuter dishes & 5 porringers, 10s.; 



THE PEOBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 283 

dripping pan, one quart pot. one pt. pot & 1 cup all old, 5s. ; 
six earthen dishes & 2 milke pans, 2s. 6d. ; brass skillett, one 
pitcher, 2 earthen pots^ 4s. 6d. ; small old table and old chaire, 
4s.; A sowe in the woods, 9s.; 4 gall, molasses, 4s. 6d., 1 axe 
& 2 old pails, 4s., 8s. 6d. ; 1 cord wood, 7s., 1 parcell cabbage 
sold for 5s., 12s. ; A barrell & 1 old leather cushion, 3s. 6d., 3s. 
€d. ; fire shovell and tongs & beetle, 2s. 6d., 1 pr. bellows & 
fleshfork, 2s. 6d., 5s.; two old pewter dishes, 2s., 1 old spin- 
ning wheel, 2s. 6f]., 4s. 6d. ; one wescoat sold to Sarah Trevy, 
8s. ; total, 541i. 14s. 6d. 

Attested in Salem court 29 : 9 : 1678 by Mathew Salter. 
Essex County Quarterly Court Files, vol. 30, leaves 32, 33. 

Mathew Salter having renounced his executorship of the 
estate left by Ann Condy, the court 26 : 9 : 1678, granted ad- 
ministration to the said Mathew Salter, Samuell Eead, Thom- 
as Tainer and John Hooper, upon the said estate according to 
the inventory, together with the will, being proved and al- 
lowed. 

Salem, Quarterly Court Records, vol. 5, leaf 124. 

Guardianship of Joseph Kimball. 

Joseph Kimball came into court 26: 9m: 1678, and chose 
Walter Feirefeild to be his guardian, and it was allowed. 

Salem Quarterly Court Records, vol. 5, leaf 124. 

Estate of John Brimblecom of Marblehead. 

"The Last Will and Testament of John Brimbellcom Being 
in his perfecte memory the 11th maye 1678 Imp'mis That 
first I Bequeue my Body to the Dust and my spiritte To god 
that gaue it as for my Estat firist I order That after the 
Charge of my fennerall (is paide) that all my Deptes Bee 
fully satisfied By my Excetors: secondly my will is that what 
Estate is Lefte After my Deptes is paide that Tabitha my wife 
shall fully and wholly Inioye it for the Terme of Her ISTaturall 
Life Thirdly my will is That after The death of my sd : wife 
That my soon Phillipe Brimbelcom and his Children after 
Him shall Inioye the full and whole Estat that shee shall 
Leaue to saye my wife what is Leafte of what I Leaue her 
fourthly my will is That my Excecetors out of what Estat I 
Leaue shall pave to my too Daughters Richard Holman and 
mary Tucker as a Legaci Twenty shilings a peece. fiftly my 
will is that my wife Tabitha and my soonn Philipe bee joints 
Excecetrex and Exceceter of my whole Estate In Being By 



284 THE PKOBATE RECORDS OP ESSEX COUNTY. 

them To bee managed and Emproued as aboue further my 
will is That my Trusty frinds John Codner and John Leg 
Bee my ouerseeres of my Excetors for the Emprouement of 
The Estate according to this my will and Testament my will 
ffurther is that if my s** : sunn Die without Isshue that what 
is Lefte of my Estate after the death of my sd : wife and 
Sonne and his Child or what Childrin he maye haue that it 
shall bee Equally diuided Betwext my too Daughters Eichard 
and mary." 

John (his I B mark) Brimbellcom. 

Witness: John (his T C mark) Codner, John Legg. 

Proved in Salem court 29 : 9 : 1678 by the witnesses. 

Inventory of the estate taken Nov. 12, 1G78, by William 
Nick and Thaddeus Eiddan : one halfe of a shallop & connue 
& what else belongs to ye half & boat, 15li. ; one dweling 
house, out house and land with ye priviledge belonging to it, 
401i. ; one halfe of a servants time, oli. ; one bed filled Vidth 
silke grasse with Eugg, Blankets, bedsteed & 2 pr. ould 
sheetes, 41i. ; 3 Chests ould ones & ould barrells, 8s. ; one mus- 
kett, one houldbert, one Cutles, one swoard & Belt, 21i. ; 4 
potts & a small Kittle, Hi. 10s. ; two pair pott hangers, two 
pair pott hooks, one fire shoovell & tonges, gridiron, &c., 10s.; 
pewter dishes, cupes & warming pann, 15s. ; Table & forme & 
a spitt, 10s. ; one frying pan & two ould Axes, 5s. ; three ould 
Chaires, two pailes, washing tubs, wooden Trays & a dresser, 
6s. ; wearing apparrell in all, 31i. ; one spining wheele, 2s. ; 
several lean swine, halfe a cow & Calfe, 3s. ; total, 761i. 6s. 
Signed by Thaddeus Eiddan and Christopher ISTecke. 

Attested in Salem court 29 : 9 : 1678 by Tabitha Brimbel- 
com, one of the executors. 

Essex County Quarterly Court Files, vol. 30, leaves 26, 27. 

Estate of Edward Bodie of Marblehead. 

Administration upon the estate of Edward Bodie was 
granted 29 : 9 : 1678, to Erasmuss James who brought in an 
inventory. The creditors to be paid by proportion as far as 
the estate will go, and Hilliard A^eren, cler. is to proportion 
the same accordingly. 

Inventory of the estate of Edward Bodie, lately deceased, 
taken Nov. 28, 1678, by John (his E mark) Eoads, sr., John 
Eoades and Erasomus James: 1 carsy cotte & Brishes, 15s.; 
1 capt cotte & Brishes, 12s.; 1 hatte, 2s. 6d. ; 2 ould pare of 
drayers and one wascotte, 5s.; 4 kintalls of refus code, 21i. ; 



THE PKOBATE KECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 285 

1 barill of mackrell, 16s.; total, 411. 10s. 6d. The dettes of the 
deceased: to William ^over for his bnriall & chargdes opon 
him in his sicknes, 31i. 9s. 8d. ; William gover for seaverall 
months dyett he hade, 5li. ; William govers wife for washin of 
him fiften monts, 15s.; William gover for 4 codliues and two 
code leads, Hi. ; for mony the said gover lent him, 3s. ; Eichard 
Knott, dockter, 13s.; total, llli. 8d. 

Attested in Salem court 29 : 9 : 1678 by Erasmuss James. 
Essex County Quarterly Court Files, vol. 30, leaf 28. 

Estate of Alexander Bravender of Wenham. 

Administration upon the estate of Alexander Bravender 
was granted 29 : 9 : 1678 unto Charles Gott. 

Inventorv of the estate of Alexander Bravender of Wen- 
ham, deceased Oct. 22, 1678, taken Nov. 19, 1678, by Thos. 
Fiske and John Batcheler : Beding, Hi. 3s. 6d. ; two old skilits 
& working tools, 8s. ; wearing cloathes, 31i. 9s. ; three old 
barles, 2s. fid. ; total, 5li. 3s. The estate debtor to Charles 
Gott : to ten weeks bowse room & nursing in his sicknes before 
he dyed, 31i. 10s. ; his funerall. Hi. 10s. ; total, 51i. Out of his 
estate above mentioned he gave to our pastor, 5s. ; to some 
others of his friends several things viz. one dubblet to John 
Fiske; to Robert Mackclafflin an old stuff Cloake; to 
Alexander Tomson a paire of stockings; to Jno. Ross a shirt; 
to Alexander Maxey a Jacket & a paire of Britches, being all 
prized at 19s. 

Attested in Salem court 29 : 9 : 1678 by Charles Gott. 

Essex County Quarterly Court Files, vol. 30, leaf 29. 

Estate of William Robinson of Salem. 

"The Last Will & Testament of me William Robbinson of 
Salem in New England made the nineth day of ffebruary in 
y^ yeare of o' Lord one Thousand Six hundred & Seventy Six : 
77 being then in good health & of sound & perfect memory 
blessed be God, but knoweing y* uncertainty of mans life here 
upon y*' earth doe now for ye Settlement & disposeall of what 
estate ye Lord in mercy hath betrusted me vrithall declare this 
to be my mind & will after my decease in manner as ffollow- 
eth vzt Imprimis I giue and Bequeath unto my Son Joseph 
Robbinson who is now in the Barbados and whom as I heare, 
the Lord hath blessed with a liberall competency for his owt- 
ward Subsistance, & hath no child & his Brothers here haue 
each of them a greate charge, and want more help then he 



286 THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

doth, upon wch consideration, although he be my Eldest Son, 
yet I giue & bequeath unto him but Twelue pounds in Currant 
pay of ye Country ; & that not to be paid him unless he comes 
in his owne person to demand it of ye Executors to my Es- 
tate Item I giue & bequeath unto my daughter Sarah newbury 
ffiue pounds in Courrant pay of the Country to be paid to her 
owne Self and to noe other, and for her owne peculiar use and 
benefitt & disposeall. 

''Item I giue to my Grand Child Tymothy Robbinson y® 
sum. of fforty Shillings in Currant pay of y^ Country to be 
paid him at y" one & Twentieth year : of his Age if it please 
god that he lines so long And ffor Excuto" to my Estate w*^^ I 
may Leaue at my decease, I doe now nominate & appoint, my 
Two Sonns Samuel & John Robbinson; Willing them to see 
this my Last will performed, & also to defray the charge of my 
ffunerall, and pay all just debts wch I may owe ; and then for 
all the Remainder of my Estate Left, both ifor howseing, 
Lands in y*' Towneship of Salem, goods, chatties moveables 
& unmoveables, and all dues unto me belonging upon my just 
accompt whatsoever I giue and bequeath unto them my Said 
Two Sonns in equall shares to be devided between them & ffor 
there onely & propper use for ever, and for theire disposeall 
as they may see good for y® benefitt of themselves & theire 
children after them. In witness whereof I hereunto Sett my 
hand & Scale y^ day & yeare abouesaid." 

William (his R mark) Robbinson (seal) 

Witness: Stephen Daniell, Richard Croad. 

Proved in Salem court 29 : 9 : 1678 by Richard Croad before 
Maj. Gen. Daniell Denison and Mr. John Woodbridge. 

Inventory of the estate of William Robbinson of Salem, 
lately deceased, as it was shown to us by his sonns, Samuell 
and Jolui Robbinson, and taken Nov. 22, 1678, by Samuel 
Gardner, sr. and John Massey : an old Dwelling house and 
Barne with about Six Acars of Land and orchating uppon 
which the house stands, 401i. ; another small Dwelling house 
with a barne and one quatar of an Acar of Land uppon which 
it stand and about Thre Acars of Land Nere adjoyning to it^ 
301i. ; one Ten Acar Lott in the ISTorth ffeld, 351i. ; about a 
quatar of an Acar of Moing ground, 5li. 

Attested 29 : 9 : 1678 by Samuell and John Robinson. 

Essex County Quarterly Court Files, vol. 30, leaves 30, 31. 

Estate of William Snelling of Salem. 
Administration upon the estate of Wm. Snelling, intestate, 
granted 1 : 12m: 1678, by Maj. Daniell Googin and Maj. Wil- 



THE PROBATE KECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 287 

liam Hathorne, Esq., to Sarah, the relict of Wm. Snelling, 
now the wife of Samnell Clark, and ordered that she with 
Mr. Edmond Batter bring in an inventory to the next court at 
Salem, that so the estate may be settled according to law. 

Essex County Quarterly Court Files, vol, 30, leaf 33. 

Estate of Capt. William Hathorne of Salem. 

Administration upon the estate of Capt. William Hathorne 
granted Feb. 4, 1678, in Salem, by Daniell Gookin, sr., and 
Maj. Wm, Hathorne, to Sarah Hawthorne relict of Capt. Wil- 
liam Hathorne in behalf of herself and creditors. 

Essex County Quarterly Court Files, vol. 30, leaf 32. 

Inventory of the estate of Capt. William Harthorne, taken 
by Thomas Stace and Eesolved White: A Bead and Beading 
belonging to itt, 61i. 6s. ; Curtings, Hi. 10s., and Cushings, 
15s., 21i. 5s. ; Tabell, Stulls, carpit and Chayers, Hi. 18s. ; 2 
Chests, 2 littell Trunks & 3 Boxes, 21i. 4s. ; plate, 31i. 10s., A 
parsell of puter & Brasse, 41i., 71i. 10s. ; A parsell of Arthing 
waer. Hi. 10s. ; A parsell of Iron waer, 51i. 10s. ; Books and 
Lining and some other things, 191i. ; Cash, 4li. 6s., 204 gall, 
of Eume 20d. per gall., 211i. 6s.; molossus, 41i., a pece of salt 
mash, 71i., llli. ; A Cowe, 2li. 5s., A maer, 20s., 31i. 5s.; A 
Case of Bottils, morter & pesell, 14s.; Beadstead and some 
small Caske, 12s. ; Shuger, 12s., parsell of woden waer with 2 
whells. Hi. 17s.; Debts due to ye Estate 121i. 9s. lid.; allsoe 
due from the Country in mony 51i. ; total, 10211. 8s. lid. All- 
soe halfe of a farme lyeing about Groaton not yet pryzed. 
Debts due from the Estate, 591i. 8s. 5d. 

Attested in Salem court 27:4: 1679 by Sarah Harthorne, 
the relict and administratrix. 

Essex County Quarterly Court Files, vol. 31, leaf 93. 

Sarah the relict and administratrix of Capt. Wm. Ha- 
thorn, presented an inventory of her husband's estate, and the 
whole estate when the debts are paid, shall be to the sole use 
of the said Sarah. 

Salem Quarterly Court Records, vol. 5, leaf 131. 

Estate of John Bartlett, Sr., of Newbury. 

"Theise p^'sents wittnesseth y* I John Bearttlett, senior of 
Newbury in New England being verfy weake in body but in 
perfct sence memory and understanding: doe make this my 
last will & testam*: Inprimis I comit and comend my soule 
into y^ hands of my faithfull Creator, y* gaue it, and my body 



288 THE PROBA.TE EECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

after death to bee decently Layd in y® graiie. Item I giue nnto 
my well beloiied sonne John Barttlett all my house, housinge 
and lands, now lijng and being in the bounds of y® towne of 
Newbury aforesd. both uppland and meadoe to him and his 
heires for euer, and if my sd sonne Jn": die w^'^out heire or 
heires lawfully begotten of his owme body then my will is that 
after the decease of my sonne, John my lands both uppland 
and Meadoe bee disposed of as followeth : Vidz : two Acrees of 
upland lijng and being in y^ feild going downe Ordwaies Lane 
I giue unto my Kinsman Benaiah Tittcom : and y** two Acrees 
I now line uppon I giue unto my Kinsman Christopher Bartt- 
lett: And my foure Acrees at my barne Lott I giue unto 
-Thomas Barttlett and John Bartlett my Brother Richards two 
sonnes to bee equally deuided betwixt them, as Conscerning my 
meadoe ground my will is y* my six Acree Lott bounded by 
Little pine Hand Creeke I giue and bequeath after y® decease 
of my sonne forenamed dijng as aforesd unto y*' ministry || of 
Newbury II to be continued to y^ ministry for euer, and as 
Conscerning y*" rest of my meadoe, my plumb bush Lott I giue 
to my sonne Jn" : to be soly at his dispose to doe with it as hee 
seeth good, the remainder of my meadoe in Newbury to bee 
equally deuided betweene my foure Kinsmen before mention- 
ed. As Conscerning my other estate goods and Chattells 
which I am now posessed with all, to geather w*** all my Just 
debts due to me y*^ sd John Barttlett by booke bills or bonds 
my Legall and horniest debts being payd out of y® sd estate y® 
remainder I will and bequeath unto my beloued sonne paijng 
unto my Kins woomen my two Brothers dafters and my Sis- 
ters dafters twenty Shillings a peice to bee pd in one yeare 
after my decease, ffurthermore I make my sonne John y* sole 
Executor to this my Last will and testamt. In wittnes where 
of I haue hereunto sett my hand y* Sl*"^ day of January 
1678 :" 

John Bartlett. 

Witness: Thomas (his A mark) Tittcom, William Chandler. 

Thomas Titcomb witnessed on oath Mar. 24, 1678-79, that 
he saw John Bartlett subscribe the within written paper as 
his last will, and saw him deliver it to Wm. Chandler desiring 
him to keep it for him. 

Proved in Ipswich court Apr. 1, 1679, by Wm. Chandler. 

Inventory of the estate of John Barttlett of Newbury, de- 
ceased Feb.' 5, 1678, taken Mar. 5, 1678-79, by Stephen Gren- 
lefe, Sr. and William Chandler : eight Acrees of errable land 
togeather wth ye Orchard, house, shopp and barne, ISOli. ; 



THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 289 

twenty Acrees of Marsh meadoe ground, 801i. ; Neate Cattle, 
sheepe, horse kind and swine, 501i. 5s.; wearing apparrell, 
151i. 17s.; Bedds, bedding, brass and peuter and Iron potts, 
571i. Is. ; 2 gunns & sword, 21i. 10s. ; Gotten yarne and hemp, 
Hi. ; Sadie and pillion. Linen and Gotten whele & hopps, 31i. 
8s. ; Gart & wheeles and necessaries for husbandry worke, 51i. 
16s. ; Indego and ponder, tobacco and lumber about ye house, 
31i. 16s.; Porke, beefe, bacon, butter, Lard & Sider, 161i. 5s.; 
wheate. Barley, rie, Indean and Gates, 51i. 12s.; Leather, 
Raw hides and working geare, 10211. 10s. ; part in two vessells, 
booke debts, bills and bonds, lOlli. ; total, 595li. 

Attested in Ipswich court Apr. 1, 1679, by John Barlet 
executor of the estate of his father. 

Bond of John Bartlett of Newbury, tanner, and Benjamin 
Cooker of Newbury, in behalf of his brother Hathorn Cooker 
of the same town, of 501i., dated May 18, 1709. Whereas 
John Barlett, Sr. late of Newbury, in his will gave unto his 
two nephews Thomas and John Barlett a legacy in land, to be 
divided equally between them, and the said Thomas being dead 
leaving only a female issue and John claiming the whole as 
survivor, and the daughter of said Thomas claiming as repre- 
sentative of her father the one half of said legacy, we haue mu- 
tually made choice of Col. Jno. Appleton, Maj. Stephen 
Sewall and Daniell Rogers or any two of them to giue their 
interpretation of that paragraph in the will and whatsoever 
they shall delare as their opinion in the ma,tter shall be as a 
final issue thereof and we will abide by the said declaration 
and the party that doth not comply to pay the 501i. to the 
other. Witness : John Harris, John March, Junr. 

Copy of record attested May 11, 1709, by Richard Brown 
Town clerk of Newbury : "Thomas Bartlet y^ Son of Richard 
Bartlet was born Sept: 7**> Anno 1650. 

"Tirza y^ daughter of Thomas Barlet and Tirza his wife 
born March 29*'» Anno 1689. 

"Hawthorn Coker & Tirza Bartlet were married Decemb' 
17"» 1708." 

Essex Cotmty Prolate Files, Docket 1,887. 

Estate of Mrs. Maey Rogers of Rowley. 

"The Last will and Testament of m" Mary Rogers of Row- 
ley widdow of m' Ezekiell Rogers Pastour sometimes of the 
Church of christ of Rowley. I m" Mar^^ Rogers of Rowley 
beinge weake of body but perfect in understandinge and mem- 



290 THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

ory, not knowinge how soone this earthly tabernackle of mine 
may be dissolued doe make this my last will and testament in 
manner and forme as folio weth, Inprimis I doe giue my soule 
into the hands of god who gaue me it, with a full hope of soule 
and body to meete againe at the resurrection from the dead, 
allso my will is that all my honest and dew debts be payed, 
and the rest of my estate I dispose of as followeth, my thre 
cows I doe giue to Ann Nellson of Rowley my Cousin allso 
all my sheepe and allso all my bees, (allso my bed and all the 
furniture belonginge to it,) allso all my cloaths linnen and 
wollen allso my trunke ,and my cubbord. and all my pewter, 
allso my siluer tanker, and siluer spoone, allso a littell bell 
mettell pot. Allso one littell brass pan, and a lookinge glas, 
and my warminge pan. Allso four books and two bibells allso 
as a small token of my loue I doe giue || ten II Shillings to 
m' Thomas Cobbet pastor of the Church of christ of Ipswitch. 
allso I doe giue unto my Cousen Ann ISTellson my two chairs 
and one buffet stoole. and fine cushens. allso my heckell, allso 
what is dewe to me upon accounts of Rents from Thom [as] 
Lambert about ten pounds as may apeare by Accounts my will 
is that it [be] payed to my Cousen Thomas ISTellson, moreouer 
my will is that as [con] cerninge the fiftene pounds that is 
dewe to me for my husband m*" Ezekiell Rogers his wages as 
may apeare by the Bill of the ministry rate entred in the 
Church booke the whole rate within a small matter beinge 
laide but neuer as yet payed to me fine pounds of this fiftene 
I perceiued was deliuered to m"^ Phillips and he stands 
charged with it in the church booke, and I haue longe Since 
made my complaint to him about it and his answer to me was 
that he would not a had it, but as yet I haue not receiued it 
nor any part else of the fiftene pounds and therfore I would 
earnestly desire m"" Sammuell Phillips and Deacon Jewet that 
they would not ronge me in this particular least it be a greefe 
to them at the apearinge of Jesus christ, and that this fiftene 
pounds care be taken that Thomas Lambert may haue the 
same, and I doe make Phillip Nellson of Rowley Exequitor of 
this my last will and testament desiringe him that my will in 
all these particulars may be performed and to take care that 
euery one according to my will may haue there legacies payed 
in witnes whereof I haue hereunto set my hand and Scale the 
23 day of July 1678." 

Mary (her I I mark) Rogers (seal) 

Witness : Jeremiah Shepard, Elizabeth Nellson. 

Proved in Ipswich court Apr. 1, 1679, by the witnesses, and 



THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 291 

Mr. Phillip JSTellson renouncing his executorship, the court 
appointed Mr. Thomas Xellson administrator. 

Inventory of the estate of Mrs. Mary Eogers, deceased Feb. 
11, 1G78, taken Feb. 14, 1678, by Sammuell Plats, Sr., and Ed- 
ward Hassen, Sr. : silver Tanker, 31i. ; silver spoone, 6s. ; one 
Go'WTie, Hi, 10s. ; one sarge petticoate, 16s. ; one Tamnie petti- 
coate, 12s. ; one cloth petticoate, 12s. ; one sarrge Go-wTie, 14s. ; 
one sarge petticoate, 6s. ; another petticoate, 4s. ; one sarge 
cloake, 8s. ; olde cloaths and a paire of bodyes, 14s. ; one oalde 
hat, 4s. ; one green say apron, 4s. ; in linen, 31i. 9s. 4d. ; one 
muffe and a paire of old gloves, 3s. 6d. ; In silke, Hi. : one 
paire of old shoes and 2 paire of old stockings, 5s. ; two cover- 
lids, 21i. 10s.; four blankets. Hi. 16s.; one feather bed, one 
bolster and thre pillows, 31i. 5s. ; one straw bed and a mat, 
8s. ; a paire of curtens, curten rods and a paire of vallance, Hi. 
10s. ; a bedstead. Hi. ; thre chairs and a stowle, 10s. ; five cush- 
ens, 8s.; one old trunke, 5s.; one small cubbert. 3s.; paire of 
spectackells, 6d. ; two baskets. Is. ; one bibell and a peece of a 
bibell, 7s. 6d. ; an olde booke called the Seauen treatisses, 5s. ; 
moses his choise, 4s. ; Doctor Sibs his works upon the Cantick- 
els, 4s. ; Mr. Ehenaalls works upon the Sacrament, 5s. ; old 
linse woolse, 3s. ; one littell bell mettell pot, 5s. ; one warminge 
pan and a littell bras pan, 5s. ; five pewter platters and two 
pottingers. Hi. 2s. ; one lookinge glas, 2s. ; one heckell, 3s. ; 
two hives of bees. Hi. 10s. ; six sheepe, 21i. 5s. ; four pound of 
sheepe wooll, 6s. ; a fringe cloath and two olde bags, 6s. ; thre 
cowes, 91i. 15s. ; one halfe barrell, Is. 6d. ; total, 351i. 13s. 8d. 
Eents dewe to her, lOli. 3s. Debts dewe from the estate : to 
Thomas Leaver, Sr., 4s. ; for funerall charges, 21i. 10s. ; to 
Mr. Wainwright, 10s. ; to Samuell Plats, Sr., 4s. ; to- 
tal, 31i. 8s. 

Attested in Ipswich court Apr. 1, 1679, by Thomas Nellson, 
administrator. 

Essex County Probate Files, Docket 24,029. 

Estate of Robeet Peiece, Se. 

"The Laste Will and Testamente of Robert Peirce Sener 
Made y^ 8*'' of March 1678-9 In the Name of God Amen I 
Robert Peirce senior beeing in full and perfect Memory by the 
grace of god doe make this my last Mill and Testament in 
Maner and forme following viz*. I Commite my souU into the 
hands of Allmighty god my body to the dust to be buried in 
descent Maner, And after my desceasse my lands goods & 



292 THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

Chattells I giue and bequeath as followeth Imprimis I giue 
and bequeath Unto my dear and well beloued wife Abigail 
Peirce ail my lands goodes Chattells at present in my poses- 
sion or that is or may bee due to mee or my order by booke 
bond or bill or obligation whatsoeuer my sd wife paying these 
after mentioned Legacyes in time & forme as follows Item I 
giue and bequeath Unto my Eldest sonne samuell that peice of 
land that now lyes fenced out from y^ orchard next the street 
syd that was formerlly the land of Thomas Lords and alsoe 
fourty pounds to be payd to him in Convenient time at y® dis- 
cretion of my wife Item I giue and bequeath Unto my daugh- 
ter Abigail Lyndall the sum of tenne poundes to be payd her 
in Conuenient time at y^ discretion of my wife Item I giue 
and bequeath Unto my sonne John the sum of twenty fine 
poundes to be payd him in Conuenient time at y^ discretion 
of my wife Item I giue and bequeath Unto my daugh [t]er 
Johanna the sum of twenty fine pounds to be payd her in con- 
uenient time at y^ discretion of my wife Item I giue and be- 
queath Unto my sonne Robert the sum of twenty fiue poundes 
to be payd him in Conueniente time at y^ discretion of my 
wife Item I giue and bequeath Unto my sonne Moses the sum 
of twenty fiue poundes to be payd him in Conuenient time at 
y^ discretion of my wife Item I giue and bequeath Unto my 
daughter Mary the sum of twenty fiue poundes to be payd her 
in Conuenient time at y^ discretion of my wife whom I doe 
ordaine and Constitute my sole Executrix of this my last will 
and testament and further I doe ordaine and Constitute my 
Louing ffreinds Deacon Knowlton Jacob ffoster John stain- 
ford to bee overseers of this my last will & testament in wit- 
ness wherof I haue heer unto sete my Markes y* day &• year 
Aboue writen." 

Eobert (his E P mark) Peirce, senior 

Witness: Thomas Knowlton, Sr., John Stainford, Jacob 
Foster. 

Proved in Ipswich court Apr. 1, 1679, by the witnesses. 

Inventory of the estate of Eobert Pearce, deceased Mar. 21, 
taken Apr. 1, 1679, by Thomas Knowlton, sr., Jacob Foster 
and John Stainford : the housing, barne & land one both sydes 
of ye way, 1601i.; 4 Acres of Marche, 201i. ; 2 Acres by ye 
necke, 71i. ; 15 Acres of Marche at plum island, 451i. ; 1 farme 
at Eowly Villidge, lOOli.; 4 Cowes, 151i.; 25 sheepe, 121i. 
10s.; 1 Mare, 311.; 1 Hoge, 15s.; 2 Canons, 4li. ; His waring 
Clothes, llli. ; 21 Bookes, 41i. 10s.; 2 Eemnants woollen Cloth, 
16s.; 3 remnants of Linen, 21i. 2s.; 3 remnants of blue ditto. 



THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY, 293 

8s. 8d. ; 6 yards serge, Hi. 3s. ; 2 fetlier beds, 61i. ; 4 Boulsters, 
21i. 6s. ; 8 paire blanketts, 91i. ; 7 Eugs, 1 Coverlide, 5li. ; 5 
pillows, Hi. ; 3 flocke beds, 21i. 10s. ; 12 paire sheets, 121i. ; 6 
pr. pillowbeers. Hi. Is.; 7 label clothes, 21i. 9s.; 16 napkins, 
16s.; 11 towells, lis.; 1 remnante silke, 12s.; 1 remnante 
stufe, 7s. 6d.; 5 Bedsteds, 31i. 14s.; 1 Cubbord, 21i. 10s.; 1 
Chest, 16s.; 1 Chest & boxes, 13s.; 2 Casses & glasses, 4s.; 1 
Case & knifes, 5s. ; 1 boxe & 2 bruehes, 5s. 6d. ; 2 boxe Irons & 
heters, 7s. 6d. ; 1 hatte Case & warming pane, 9s. ; 1 round 
table. Hi. ; 14 Kushins, Hi. 5s. ; small blanketts, 18s. ; glasses, 
8s.; 1 trunke, 16s.; 1 Chaire, 10s.; 6 Joined stoolles, 18s.; 8 
Chaires, 17s.; 4 wheelles, 12s.; 5 pr. Cards, 5s.; 2 pr. Cob- 
irons, 12s. ; 2 pr. tonges, 6s. ; 1 slice, 1 fire shovell, 3s. ; 3 
tramells, 1 fire forke, 16s.; 1 spite & Crowe, 7s.; 1 gridiron, 

1 Chafin dish, 4s. ; 1 beetle, wedges & 2 Axes, 10s. ; 2 forkes, a 
sith, 1 axe, 1 bill, 10s. ; 1 Morter & pestell, 1 hamer & Ads, 
8s. ; 4 pr. skalles & weightes. Hi. 16s. ; 1 saw & 2 shovells, 10s. ; 

2 howes, 1 ditto, 4s. 6d.; 6 Iron potts, 2li. ; 2 Iron Kettells, 18 
skillets, 18s. ; 4 brass Kettells, 2 pans, 41i. 4s. ; 3 skillets, 3 pr. 
pothookes, 10s.; Curtaines & rodes, 10s.; 11 peuter dishes, 31i. 
17s.; 9 porringers, 17s. 3d.; 2 peuter Candlestickes, 6s.; 7 
peuter potes. Hi. Is.; 3 Bassons, 1 sauscer, 6s. Earthen ware, 
8 porringers, 3s.; 12 dishes, 9s.; 12 sauscers & potts, 5s.; 11 
potts & panes, 6s. 6d. ; 3 tine pans, 3 tunells, 4s. 6d. Wooden 
ware, 5 Cheese fates, 5s. ; 9 trayes & trayes, 10s. ; pailles & 
tubbs. Hi. 3s. ; 2 tablles, 1 Cubbard, Hi. 10s. ; 4 sives, 1 settle, 
table, 1 kneadin trough, Hi. 2s. ; severall baskets & bee skipes, 
lis.; 2 Chests, 10s.; 4 bush. 1-2 rye, 18s.; 3 bush. 1-8 wheate, 
17s. 6d.; 12 bush. Indian, Hi. 16s.; lOli. sheeps woolle, 12s. 
6d. ; 81i. woollen yarne, 16s.; 1 saddle & pillion, 18s.; 7 hatts, 
17s. 6d- ; severall Caske old & thite. Hi. Is. ; 1-2 barill porke. 
Hi. 10s. ; Mollasses, 21i. 10s. ; 2 Muskettes, 1 Carbine with fur- 
niture, 1 sword, 31 i. lis. ; 3 silver spoons, 2 tasters, 1 whistle, 
21i. 4s.; In Cash, 41i. lis. lOd. ; Eigging, 1 topssaill & Iron 
worke, 61i. 10s.; Debts due to ye Estate, 901i. 17s. 5d. ; total, 
5741i. 5s. 8d. 

Attested in Ipswich court Apr. 1, 1679, by Abigaiil Peirce, 
executrix of the estate of her husband. 

Essex County Probate Files, Docl-et 21,216. 

Estate of James Standish. 
Administration upon the estate of James Standish, intes- 
tate, granted Apr. 1, 1679, to Eichard Hutcheson, and he to 
pay the debts so far as the estate will go. 

Ipswich Quarterly Court Records, vol. 5, page 343. 



294 THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

Inventory of the estate of James Standish taken by Joshua 
Eea and Joseph Hutchinson: Bead and beding, 41i. Is.; five 
yard carsey, Hi. ; 1 chest, 5s. ; old lumber, 6s. ; putter, 13s. ; 
poott, 6s. 6d. ; Brasse, 8s. 6d. ; tonges, smoothing iron, skilett, 
6s. ; land at Manchester in the four Hundred Akors, 71i. 2s. ; 
also 19 ackres in Manchester, 81i. ; total, 221i. 18s. Debts to 
be paid out of this estate to Cap. Gorg Corwin, 41i. 13s. 
lid! to Philip Cromull, 21i. 10s. 8d. ; Thomas Eires, 21i. 12s. 
9d.; John Maston, jr., 17s. lid. 

Allowed in Salem court 27 : 9 : 1679 upon the oath of Sara, 
relict and administratrix of the deceased. 

Essex County Quarterly Court Files, vol. 32, leaf 23. 

Estate of Joseph Soolart of Wenham. 

Joseph Soolart dying under age and leaving some estate, 
the court Apr. 1, 1679, granted administration unto Joseph 
Levet and Walter Fairefield, they were bound to bring in an 
inventory at the next Salem court that there may be a dis- 
tribution of the estate. 

Ipswich Quarterly Court Records, vol. 5, page 313. 

Inventory of the estate of Joseph Soolart taken Mar. 3, 
1 679 by Charles Gott and Thomas Patch : that which was or- 
dered to him of his fathers estate by Ipswich court Sept. 24, 
1672, 421i. ; one cow in Thomas Killams hands & one year- 
ling, 41i. 10s. ; one yearling in the hands of Ezekiell Wood- 
ward, Hi. ; one cittle at Joseph Levetts, 15s. ; total, 481i. 5s. 
Due from Joseph Soolarts estate to his brother John Soolarts 
estate for one colt that was the sayd John Soolarts, 21i. 

Ipswich Deeds, vol. 4, jiage 265. 

Estate of Henry Batchelder of Ipswich. 

Administration upon the estate of Henry Bachelour, intes- 
tate, granted Apr. 1, 1679, to Xath. Tredwell and John 
Warner, they to bring in an inventory to the next court at 
Ipswich, providing for the widow and keep an account, that 
then the court may order the estate. 

Ipswich Quarterly Court Records, vol. 5, page 343. 

An account of Debts due from the estate of Henery Batch- 
elder, deceased: to Mistris Tredwell, — ; to Mistris Mary 
Tredwell, 61i. 10s.; to Mistris Tredwell, Hi. 19s. 3d.; to mis- 
tris Tredwell, 91i. 7s.; to Thomas Tredwell, Hi.; to John 
Batcheder, 31i. 3s.; to Abraham Foster, Hi. 6s.; to Medcalfe, 



THE PROBATE EECOEDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 295 

6s. ; to Cristofer boiiles, 4s.; Marthy Perey, 2s.; Samuell 
Perly, Is. 6d. ; Samuell lioulet, 2s. 3d. ; George hadly, 3s. ; Ed- 
ward Werling, 6s. ; John Warner, 12s. 3d. ; Xathaniell Tred- 
well, 51i. 17s.; Marchant Waindright, 12s.; William Smith, 
7s. ; Mister Willsonn, 3s. ; total, 421i. 2s. 3d. Signed Xathan- 
iell Tredwell, John Warner, John Batcheler. 

To be deducted out of the estate inventoryed : ten sheep that 
died and was cilled with the woulefes, 21i. 10s. ; swine lost, 
prised, 15s.; lost out of the corn 4 bushels, 12s.; lost by meat, 
12s.; total, 41i. 9s. 

An account of what John Warner has done for Henery 
Batchler : for fouer jagges of hay in the year 73, 21i., of wch 
I receaved of him in part of Pay for it, 8s. ; for carying bricks 
& clay for an oven, 4s. ; for carying him a load of bords from 
Maning Xeck and helping of him to halfe an hundred, 9s.; 
on Bushell of Indian corne in 75, 3s.; carying two Jagges of 
hay in 77 & 78, 6s. ; for tending of him in his time of his sick- 
nes from the 23 of Jenuary to the 5 of feburary in wch I made 
it a great part of my imployment boath night & day to tend 
him & get such things for him as hee desired, for what I did 
tack up in cloathing & other thing at decon goodhew, 31i. Is. 
3d. ; for blew Linen, 2s. ; for on handekercher, thread & 
macking hir cloath, 7s. ; ten pound of suger & too pound of 
Buter, 6s. ; halfe a pound of hony & on quart of wine. Is. 9d. ; 
three gallons of beere & halfe a bushell of wheat, 4s. 6d. ; halfe 
a bushell of ry, 2s. ; total, 4li. 5s. 2d. 

What Jolin Bachelour did for Heneri Batcheler and for the 
securing the estate : too dais while he was seke, 4s. ; one dai in 
preparin for his beurial, 2s. 6d.; one dai spent about the pris- 
ing the estat, 2s. ; makin her waskoat, 2s. 6d. ; one dai bringin 
the shep to John Warners, 2s.; one dai in bringing the corn 
to John Warner with mi hors, 3s. ; one dai myself and son in 
bringing the shep, 4s. 9d. ; from John Warners to mi hous 
half a dai in caring things to her at Mr. Tiedwels, Is. 
3d.; 3 dais and a half miself and mi son, 7s.; to bring the 
catel, 10s. 9d. ; too pounds of Hopts, Is. 6d. ; too pound of 
buter. Is. ; thre pound of seuger. Is. 3d. ; one groat left, 4d. ; 
for keping ten shep, 8 weks, Hi.; for keping a kow 3 
weks, 3s. 
Essex County Quarterly Court Files, vol. 31, leaves 145, 146. 

"Whereas administration was formerly granted unto Nath. 
Tredwell and Jo. Warner upon the estate of Henry Bachelour, 



296 THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COQNTY. 

the court, Sept. 30, 1679, added John Bachelour of Wenham 
to administer with them. 

Ipswich Quarterly Court Records, vol. 5, page 348. 

Inventory of the estate of Henery Batcheler, taken Feb. 6, 
1678, by Abraham Foster and Thomas Metcalfe: the Liveing 
Howse, Barne & orchard wth all the rest of the land both up- 
land and meadow wth all the privileges therunto belonging, 
18011. ; three cowes, 91i, ; to hefers, 41i. ; on horse, 5s. ; twenty 
sheepe, 51i. ; five Hogs, 35s., Aplls, 8s., 2li. 3s. ; wooden weare, 
12s. ; one fouling Peace, Hi. ; a tramell and a croscut saw, 
10s. ; grinstone, 5s. ; Tackling for Husbandry, Hi. 14s. ; in 
other iron things, 18s. 6d. ; a sid and a half of Porck, Hi. 
5s.; a quarter of Beefe, 10s.; Barly foure Bushell, 16s.; In- 
dian come, ten Bushells, Hi. 10s. ; total, 20911. 8s. 6d. Debts 
from the estate & los of cattle as appeares in a note, 461i. 
lis. 3d. 

Attested in Ipswich court Sept. 30, 1679, by Nath. Tred- 
well, John Warner and John Bacheler. 

Account of the administration of Nathaniel Treadwell, 
John Warner and John Batcheldour on the estate of Henry 
Batcheldor, late of Ipswich : The estate is Cr. as by inventory, 
the real estate, 18011.,, the personal, 291i. 8s. 6d. Ye rentt of 
ye farm from ye widows Death being 9 yr. 1-2, 1911.; total, 
22811. 8s. 6d. The following charges and payments have been 
made: charges on ye widow being distempered, to Nathaniel 
Tredwell, 3511. lis.; John Warner for his disbursements on 
her, 2711. 6s. ; Mrs. Tredwell for ditto, 711. 17s. 8d. ; to Joseph 
Knowlton & Thomas Wilson, 1411.; Joseph Knowlton, 2111.; 
funerall expences, Hi. 5s. ; severall IDebts, 2811. 13s. 9d. ; total, 
135li. 13s. 5d. Debts not yet paid: to ye executors of mer- 
chant Jewets, Deed., 211. 18s.; Mr. Francis Wainwright, 16s. 
lOd. ; John Kimballs wife, Hi. ; ye administrators for their 
trouble & care about ye distempered woman being grt & very 
troublesome, 1411. ; allowing ye accot., 5s. ; settling & Devid- 
ing ye estatt, 5s. ; writing & making ye account & time in tak- 
ing it, 4s. ; Admrs. attendance this day 2s. each, 6s. ; total, 
191i. 14s. lOd. The estate above is 22811. 8s. 6d.; Dr. 15511. 
8s. 3d.; clear estate, 7311. 3d. Since to ye Sup. Court, 12s., 
Quits, 4s., Eecordin settlements, 2s., com. to Comitte & yr re- 
turn, 2s., Hi. 

The deceased left no children but ye nearest of kin are his 
brother's children viz. : ye children of Joseph Bacheldor who 
deceased before ye intestate, John, Elizebeth and Hanah 



THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 297 

. Bacheldor, and the cliildren of John Bacheldor that out lived 
their uncle, John, Joseph and Hanah Bacheldor. Of Joseph's 
children that are dead since their uncle died, Hanah Bachel- 
dor alias Warner, who left children. Of John Batcheldor's chil- 
dren dead since ye death of their uncle, John and Joseph, who 
left children. 

The appointment by the court at Salem May 25, 1696, of 
Lt. Simon Stacy, Deacon Nathaniel Knowlton, Sargt. Thomas 
Hart, Mr. Nathanil Tredwell and Mr. John Warner, all free- 
holders in Ipswich or any three of them to make a division of 
the lands of Henry Bachilder late of Ipswich, deceased, first to 
the administrators Nathaniel Tredwell and John Warner to 
the value of forty shillings being what remains due to them, 
the remainder to John, Elizabeth and Hanah Bachilder chil- 
dren of Joseph Bachilder, deceased, and brother of Henry 
Bachilder, deceased, and to John, Joseph and Hannah 
Bachilder children of John Bachilder, deceased, and brother 
of Henry Bachilder aforesaid, eleven pounds, thirteen shill- 
ings 4 pence apeice, which is one sixth part to each of them 
together with the one moiety of the rights of commonage to 
the children of John Bachilder, equally. 

Lt. Stacy, Mr. Nathaniel TredweU, Dea. Nathaniel EjiowI- 
ton and John Warner were sworn June 23, 1696, to faithfully 
perform the above order. 

Essex County Probate Files, Docket 2,070. 

According to the commission bearing date May 25, 1696, 
Simon Stacey, Nathaniell Knowlton and John Warner made 
the following division of the farm of Henry Bachilder, Aug. 
11, 1696: first we laid out so much land as was worth forty 
shillings to the administrator : "then made a division of that 
part which is for the children of John Bachilder & bounded 
their parts by stakes and trees which parts & divisions Kun 
cross the farme & are equally for quantity being thirteen rod 
& twelve foot on the northwest side of the farm & eight rods 
& ten foot on the southeast side & the half moiety or Right of 
comonage we do appoint to the children of John Bachilder & 
as to that part which we laid out for the children of Joseph 
Bachilder we made no division it being sold by those children 
to Joseph Knolton." Signed and sealed Oct. 1, 1696. 

Essex County Probate Records, vol. 305, page 209. 



298 the probate records of essex county. 

Guardianship of Abigail Soolart of Wenham, 

Abigaill Soolart in court, Apr, 1, 1679, chose Walter Faire- 
field to be her guardian, and he gave bond of 401i. 

Ipswich Quarterly Court Becords, vol. 5, page 343. 

Whereas the land of John Soolart* stands bound for the 
payment of John Soolart's children's portions, and being in 
Ezekiell Woodward's possession, it was ordered Apr, 1, 1679, 
that the produce of what their portion come to be paid by him 
yearly. 

Ipswich Quarterly Court Records, vol. 5, page 344. 

Guaedianship of Bethiah Soolart of Wenham. 

Bethia Soolart in court, Apr. 1, 1679, chose Charles Gott to 
be her guardian, and he gave bond of 401i. 

Ipswich Quarterly Court Records, vol. 5, page 344. 

Estate of John Lunt of ISTewbcry, 

Administration upon the estate of John Lunt, intestate, 
granted Apr, 1, 1679, unto Mary Lunt, the relict of John. 

Ipswich Quarterly Court Records, vol. 5, page 344. 

Estate of Joseph Morse of Newbury. 

Administration upon the estate of Joseph Morse, intestate, 
was granted Apr. 1, 1679, unto Mary, relict of Joseph Morse, 
and she to bring in an inventory to the next court, 

Ipswich Quarterly Court Records, vol. 5, page 344, 

Inventory of the estate of Joseph Mose deceased in January 
1678, taken by Samuell Plumer and Stephen Grenlefe, Sr, : 
on cowe, 41i, ; on bede & beding, 71i, ; on pesse stufe, 21i, 15s,; 
on pese rede stufe. Hi, 2s. ; on chest & boxe, Hi. 10s. ; a cuberd, 
Hi, 10s. ; five chairs, joneien stoles and a tabell, Hi, 10s, ; on 
small tabell, 5s. ; toe tubes & a paile, 4s, ; peuter & earthen 
deshes, 31i. ; andirens & tramel, pots, stelerds & other smal 
things, 4li. ; a sedell & pelen, Hi, 10s. ; half a mare & 6 p. 
yame, Hi. 10s. ; on bed & beding in the chamber, 61i. ; a jake, 
Hi, 10s. ; toe pair shets, on dusens napkens, table clothes, other 
lenen, 81i. ; a chest, box, kneding trough, Hi. ; on smal bede, 
boulster, ruge, 31i, ; coten wole & sheps wol, cards, 10s. ; 
trondel bedsted & cradall with smal lumber. Hi,; smeth 
toles, 91i. ; a smeth shope, 31i, ; total, 621i, 16s. The estate at 

•See ante, vol. 2, page 283, 



THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 299 

Piscataqiia, 501i. 9s.; sum total, 11311. 5s. Debts due from the 
estate, 5411. when deducted there remains, 5911. 14s. 

Attested in Ipswich court Sept. 30, 1679 by Mary, relict of 
Joseph Morse, and administratrix of his estate. 

Inventory of the estate of Joseph Morss at the Gtt. Island 
Picattuque taken Aug. 20, 1679, by Richard (his R A mark) 
Abbott and Thomas Parker both inhabitants on the said 
Island: the dwelling house, 2 small shops & ye land 
adjacent, 401i. ; one acre of land beyond ye bridge by old Dor- 
monds, lOli. ; 4 Joynt Stools, 6s.; 3 Chaires, 12d. per chair; 
total, 5011. 9s. 

Essex County Prolate Files, Docket 18,941. 

Guardianship of Nathaniel Rogers. 

Nathaniell Rogers and Martha Rogers came into court Apr. 
1, 1679, and chose their uncle Mr. Wm. Hubbard for their 
guardian. 

Ipswich Quarterly Court Records, vol. 5, page 344. 

Estate of William Bradbury of Salisbury. 

Administration upon the estate of Mr. Willi. Bradbury of 
Salisbury, deceased, was granted Apr. 8, 1679, unto Mr. Thos. 
Bradbury and Caleb Moudy upon their request, who gave bond 
of 20011. and to bring in an inventory to the next court. 

The court, Nov. 11, 1679, granted the administrators until 
the next Salisbury court to bring in an inventory of the 
estate. 

Salisbury Quarterly Court Records, vol. 2, leaves 68, 74. 

Inventory of the estate of Mr. WiUiam Bradbury of Salis- 
bury who died intestate Dec. 4, 1678, taken Apr. 4, 1679, by 
Henry Brown and Samuell Felloes: in cash, 511. 17s.; his 
wareing apparrell, 1411. lis. ; his armes & amunition, 31i. 10s. ; 
feather bed, beding & furniture, 1411. ; a gi'eat brass kettle, 
warming pan, skillet, morter, 4 poringers, quart pot, bellowes 
& 1-2 a hundered of Bare shot, 411. ; other brass, Hi. 15s. ; 2 
payer of Andirons, a pott, kettle & other iron things belong- 
ing to ve chymny, 311. 5s. ; in peuter & other small things in a 
boxe, Hi. 7s. ; 4 basketts & other small things. Hi. 10s. ; her 
wareing clothes with other lining in a trunke, 13li. 10s. ; linin 
in another trunk, 611. 4s. 6d. ; 2 hatts, 12s. ; some toyes & other 
things, 10s. ; a little trunk with childs linen, Hi. 2s. ; a box 
wth childbed linnen, 311.; cradle & an old case, 5s.; cotton 



300 THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

wooll about ooli., 21i. 15s.; chayers, stooles, livery cubbard & 
bedstead in ye parlor chamber, -ili. ; for tables, 21i. 10s. ; 9 
chayers, old & nue flag bottoms, Hi. 4s.; barrills, hogshead, 
keelers & other old tubbs, hors sled and cheese press, 21i. 10s. 

Iron worke appraised Apr. 5, 1679 by Richard Hubbard: 
Augors, l-ls. ; small tooles & a payer of fetters. Hi. 12s. lOd. ; a 
ring, hookes & a few small spikes, 3s. 8d. ; 2 whipsawes, 16s.; 
old Iron, 7s. 6d. ; Iron for ship worke, Hi. lis. lOd. 

Cattle appraised Apr. 5, 1679 by Joseph Fletcher and 
Henry True : 2 4 yeare old steers & a fower year old heiffer, 2 
two year old steers, 221i. 5s. ; a 2 year old heifer, 5 small year- 
lins, a gelding & a young sowe, 41i. Is.; 2 sacks & 3 pound of 
Gotten yarne, 13s. 6d. 

Goods appraised by Eichard Hubbard : 4 barrills of mo- 
lassis, 61i. ; 8 tirkie leather chayers, 41i. ; 2 barrills of salt & ye 
barrills. Hi. 4s. ; a tymber cheyne, 4 boxes, 4 Iron cart hoops, 
1 broad Axe, 1 small maule, a little bottle, lethern pouch, 
earthen pott, an Ads, 21i. 7s. 

Debts appraised by Tho. Bradbury and Caleb Moody: due 
to the estate, received & in Mr. Checky's hand, 231i. ; Phillip 
Grele for Moses Gillman 4 thousand foot of board, 81i. ; from 
Jno. Garland by bill, 21i. 2s. ; from Jacob Brown of Hampton 
pr. bill. Hi. 10s.; from Georg Carr, jr., 16s. 6d, ; by Richd. 
Smith in staves, 21i. ; from Mr. Anthony Stanian 5 C. foot of 
board. Hi. ; from Jon, Stanian about 21i. ; from Mr. Anthony 
Checkly in money, 301i. ; from Jno. Davis, 3s.; from Job ye 
Indian, 8s. Debts due from the estate : to Mr. John Stockman, 
301i. ; Mr. Davison of Nubery, lOli. ; Jno. Severans, sr., 31i. ; 
Joseph Norton for work about 2 vessels, 51i. 12s.; Joseph 
Eaton for work about ye Pinke, 16s. 3d.; Jno. Easman in 
mony, 14s. ; Joseph Fletcher in money, 9s. ; Jno. Bradbury 49 
dayes work about ye Pink, 71i. 18s. ; claymd by Mr. Rich. Dole 
in money & other pay, 61i. 13s.; Jno. Dickison, jr., 21i. 7s.; 
Samll. Felloes, jr.. Hi. 2s. 6d. ; Samll. Felloes, sr., 10s. ; Moses 
Gill for work about ye Pinke, Hi. 3s.; Mr. Carr, sr.. Hi.; 

Henry True, 31i. 16s.; claymd by Phillip Grele, ; claymd 

by Robert Do\vner, ; Tho. Bradbury, 21i. 10s.; James 

Chase about 21i. ; Tho. Fowler for his daughters service, 21i. 
10s.; Major Pike, 8s.; Mr. Tho. Woodbridg, Hi.; Ensigne 
Greenleafe, 6s. 6d. ; claymd by Edmond Marshall, 19s.; Sis. 
Hewes for nursing ye youngest child 15 months & attending 
ye mother when sick, lOli. lis. 

Attested in Ipswich court Mar. 30, 1680, by Caleb Moody 
and Apr. 24, 1680, by Mr. Thomas Bradbury. 



THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 301 

Copy of deed of Thomas Bradbury of Salisbury, planter, 
who in consideration of my affection to my son William Brad- 
bury of the same town have ^iven unto him "all that my 
dwelling house lately erected wthall other houseing therunto 
belonging now standing & being upon that houselott which I 
formerly bought of John Gill of ye same town Planter wth ye 
Oarchyards & all ye other upland adjoyning therunto bounded 
wth north east upon ye street & wth ye south west upon marsh 
& upland of Isaac Buswell in part & in part upon land which 
I bought of Isaac Colby as far as the heithermost side being 
ye northeast of ye range of ye meadow wch I bought of 3'^e said 
Colby & allowing liberty to bring ye hay out of ye sd Colbies 
meadow to ye Ferrrie high way & wch way is ye bounds of ye 
aforesd land upon ye northwest & ye southeast, bounded with 
ye marsh of Isaac Buswell Jno. Bayly, Eichard Bartlett, Phil- 
lip Challis, & yt called Mr. Hodges meadow. As also I do give 
unto him all ye sd Hodges meadow adjoyning in part, to ye 
sayd upland & in part, upon ye land of John Severans to 
Hodges ditch so called : As also all my halfe part of fresh & 
salt marsh wch I wth John Stevens Sen*" Bought of Henry 
Ambross, As also all ye salt marsh lotts wch I bought of 
George Martyn, as also lying neare a place cald Brushie Hand, 
As also ye marsh lott wch I bought of Onesiphorus Page, 
lying in ye range of Mr. Hooks farme so called ; As also fower 
cowes comons, wthall ye marsh & upland therunto belonging 
. . . , As also my sixscore acre lott att ye beach hill joyning 
to ye land of Joseph Fletcher upon one side, & all ye rest of 
ye sd lott incumpassed wth a fresh river or brooke ; As also all 
my division of swamp land towards ye Ferrie Adjoyning to 
ye land of Samll. Felloes & Rodger Easman wth one end & 
wth ye other end upon Swamp land of John Severans lying 
between ye land of Isaac Buswell, & ye lotts or lands of Rich- 
ard Goodales, & Richard Hubbard As also two thirds of all my 
pasture land towards the Ferrie," all these to my son and to 
Ms. Rebecka Maverick after her marriage with him during 
her life, and to his heirs lawfully begotten forever, provided 
that during mine and my wife's lives, we have the use of cer- 
tain parcels of the land. Signed and sealed March 11, 1671-3. 
Witness: Jane True, Mary (her M W mark) Weed. 

The 4 : 3m : 1680, John Severans and Phillip Grelee ap- 
praised the houseing and lands contained in this deed of gift 
to be worth 30011. 

The Ipswich court May 4, 1680, ordered that the lands in 
this deed of gift given by Mr. Thos. Bradbury, be to Wil- 



302 THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

liam the eldest son of William, deceased, he paying unto his 
other two brothers Thomas and Jacol), 50li. each, when they 
come to age. The names of Wm. Bradbury's children, Wm, 
the eldest, Sam. and Jacob. 

The court Sept. 27, 1681, upon further consideration of the 
estate of Wm. Bradbury, deceased, ordered that the estate 
given by his father as by deed of Mar. 11, 1671-2, be settled 
upon Wm. the eldest son of ye said Wm., he paying to ye other 
two brothers Thomas and Jacob, 501i. each, and that the rest 
of the estate be equally divided between the said younger 
brothers, Thomas and Jacob. 

Essex County Probate Files, Docket 3,013. 

Mar. 9, 1695-6, memorandum, that the copy of the inven- 
tory and bondsmen of the estate of Will. Bradbury deceased,. 
Caleb Moodey and Thos. Bradbury administrators at the court 
at Salisbury, Apr. 8, 1679, no record here. 

Essex County Probate Records, vol. 305, page 179. 

Estate of Isaac Buswell, Jr., of Salisbury. 

Administration upon the estate of Isaac Buswell of Salis- 
bury, was granted Apr. 8, 1679, unto Susanna Buswell relict 
of Isaac Buswell, jr., who is ordered to bring in an inventory 
to the next court, and to take the best care of the estate for 
the maintenance of the children and payment of just debts. 

Salisbury Quarterly Court Records, vol. 2, leaf 70. 

Estate of William Symonds of Ipswich. 

Administration upon the estate of Mr. William Symonds, 
intestate, was granted June 17, 1679, by the Hon, Gov. Symon 
Bradstreet and Maj. Hathorne, unto Mrs. Mary Symonds 
relict of William, and Mr. Jonathan Wade, and they to bring 
in an inventory of the estate to the next court. Mr. Jonathan 
Wade gave bond of lOOOli. 

Ipswich Quarterly Court Records, vol. 5, page 346. 

Inventory of the estate of Mr. William Symonds, who died 
in Ipswich May 26, taken July 8, 1679, the most part, and as 
it could be found more added, by Edward (his Z mark) Bragg 
and Eobert Kinsam : his wearing apparrell woollen & linen, 
llli, ; Argilla farme containeing thre hundred acres there- 
about more or lesse, 150011. ; houses & barnes & outhouses upon 
the farme, 20011. ; twentie two acres of English & Indian 
corne grene, 301i. ; about twelve acres of marsh & a little- 



THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 303 

upland about wellses, 501i. ; 6 acres more of marsh there to the 
use of Mrs. Martin during her life, 131i. ; thei house & about 
twentie rod of ground at towue, lOli.; 1 sow & shoats in the 
woods, 51i.; 10 cowes, 361i., 7 oxen, 351i., 8 2 year olds, 1611., 
871i. ; 3 horses & a colt, 81i. ; 1 stear 3 years old, 50s., 2 heifers, 
61i., 81i. 10s. ; 1 bull, 55s., 6 yearlings, 81i. 1 heifer 4yr. old, 
31i. 10s., 141i. 5s. ; 3 yoaks, 3 chayns, 1 cart & tackling, a paire 
of wheels halfe worn, 1 spanshackle & 1 new tumbrill, 31i. 
6s. ; 42 sheep & 21 lambs, 22li. ; 4 old axes, an old adds, 1 paire 
fetters. Hi. ; 2 old sithes & tackling & 3 rakes, 9s. 6d. ; 3 forks, 
3s., one dung forke, 3s., 6s. ; handsaw^ a bushel, an iron winch. 
& a cowle, 12s.; paire of harrows, 20s., an Iron wedg, Is., Hi. 
Is. ; good peuter 781i. at Is. 4d. pr. li., 281i. old puter at 13d., 
61i. 6s.; flaggon, 6s., beetle & wedges, 6s., 12s.; old hoops 
& boxes for wheels, 10s. ; 2 hooes & a spade, 12s. ; 2 parcels of 
old iron. 40s., 2 frying pans, 13s., 21i. 13s. ; a servant boy for 2 
years, 51i. ; a cosslet & bed peice old. Hi.; 1261i. of timber 
chaine, hooks & ring, 41i. ; 5 strakes for a cart tire 481i. old 
& rusty, Hi. ; a heckle, 4s., 4 chests & 3 boxes. Hi. 15s., Hi. 
19s. ; more old iron & an old churne, 5s. ; hollen earthen ware 
& other small things, 7s. ; cushins & peices for cushins & rem- 
nants, a bible, 2li. 3s.; flax tear, 3s., 2 wicker baskets, 3s,, 6s.; 
small table linnen & other old linnen, 7s. ; bed linen & table 
linen, 6li. 9s. ; carpet, 20s., blancket, 10s., Hi. 10s. ; a bed rug 
& blankets, 4li. 5s. ; an old pistol, 3s., paire curtains & val- 
lence, 22s., Hi. 5s.; rugs, bed bolster & sheet, 61i. 16s.; other 
bedding. Hi. 10s., 3 paire keards, 7s., a bottle & oyle, 3s., 21i, ; 
old rug & blancket. Hi. 2s., 2 old chests, 8s., Hi. 10s. ; 3 old bar- 
rills, 4 bush. 1-2 of malt, 51i. of hops. Hi. 6s.; 121i. cott. 
wooll, 16s., trundlebedstead & rope, 5s., Hi. Is.; a great kettle 
& an old little kettle, 21i. 15s.; 2 skillets, 10s., 2 iron potts, 
17s., Hi. 7s.; paire of cobirons, spitt & a drippin pan, Hi. 4s.; 
an old chest, 2s., 5 trayes, 5s., 3 chayers, 8s., 15s.; hoe, 3s. 6d., 
tramills, 9s., 2 payles, 5s., 17s. 6d. ; dishes, cheese motes, 4s., 
tub, 5s., 2 grind &tons, 16s., Hi. 5s.; bridle, saddle & pillion, 
20s., barrills & earthen ware, 20s., 21i. ; 3 spinning wheels, 
12s.; 4 acres of salt marsh neere Mr. Epps Island, 121i, ; 20 
acres or thereabouts more or lesse at the Pequid lotts of up- 
land, 501i. ; 18 acres of meddow at or about ye west medows, 
361i. ; 3 cowes from ISTickles Wallis, 91i. 15s.; a cow from Matt 
Perry, 41i. ; a smoothing box iron & 3 heaters, 4s. 6d. ; trench- 
ers & spoons, 5s., earthen ware, 3s., 8s. ; 3 red curtains & val- 
lence, Hi. 5s. ; a clock, 5li., Andirons, 20s., 61i. ; green cur- 
tains & vallance, 31i. ; a plaine cubbord & cubberd cloth & 3 



304 THE PROBATE RECOfiDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

old stools, 10s.; a Sute of damaske very old, 4li. ; a copper 
cann, lis., a cosslett, 40s., 21i. lis.; 12li. more of cott. wooll, 
a marble morter, 15s., Hi. lis.; a bell mettle morter & pestle, 
10s. ; paire of brasse scalles & waits, 7s., a beam & scales, 10s., 
17s. ; paire of stillyards. Hi. ; a great copper, 81i., an iron pott, 
8s., 81i. 8s. ; cheese prisse, 10s., malt mill, 10s., Hi. ; 3 turkie 
work cushins, 12s., 4 lether chayers, 20s., Hi. 12s.; musket, 
28s., sword & belt, 15s., 21i. 3s.; coutch chayer, 15s., a great 
chest, 15s., Hi. 10s.; a great chayer, 3s., a cabbinett & an old 
hatt, 25s., Hi. 8s.; fether bed, boulster, rug & bedsted, 41i. ; 
cloth dublet & hoas & old cloth cloak, 21i. 5s. ; a haire camblett 
cloke, 51i. ; black cloth cloke, 40s., a wosted cote, 40s., 4li. ; a 
black tunick, 50s,, a bayes gown & old briches, 20s., 31i. 10s.; 
2 payer of boot hoas tops & a paire silke sieves, 10s. ; fether- 
bed, old rug, & blancket & coverlid, 51i. ; flockbed, blanckit, 
rug, bedsted & old sheet, 21i. 6s. ; in plate Hi. 3-4 haverdepose 
waite that is in troy waite 25 ounces 1-8 1-32 at 6s. per oz. 
71i. lis.; in money, 181i. 9s.; paire of racks, 14s., 1 paire 
tonges & firepan, 3s,, 17s.; books, 5li., gridiron, 5s,, riddle sive, 
Is., 5li. 6s.; spitt & tramill, 10s., a cubbard, table & froe, 
18s., Hi. 8s. ; woollen yarne at the wevers 381i., 5li. 14s. ; 
sheeps wooll 16811. part pelt wooll the rest fleece wooll, 121i. 
7s.; a tin lamp, Is., brass skellett, 8s., wooden ware, 15s., Hi. 
4s.; earthen ware, 2s. 6d., a brasse kettle & pott hooks, 10s., 
12s. 6d. ; tub & tray, 3s., old iron dogs. Is., 2 earthen pots, 6d., 
4s. 6d. ; snuffers, 6d., chafin dish, 9d., riddle, Is., 2s. 3d. ; In- 
dian come about 8 bush., Hi. 4s. ; a phisick book, 6s. ; due 
from Nickles Wallice, 551i. & 551i. & 201i. of which there is 
10s. paid so remains 12911. 10s. ; due from Greorge Stimson, 
Hi. 15s.; a farme at Wells about 300 acres, 60011.; 5 acres 1-2 
of meddow bought of Wadly, 161i, 10s. ; 1-4 pt. of a place for 
a saw mill with land & meddow &■ other necessarys, 20011. ; 
otlier land not yet kno^Tie & therefore not yet valued; horse 
kind Tuning in the woods nere Wells, 31i. ; cattle at Wells, 6 
cowes, 211i. ; 1 bull, 1 stear, 3 yeare old, 61i. ; 2 bulls 2 year 
old, 41i., 1 heifer 2 year old, 211., 6li. ; 6 steres 2 year old, 1211., 
2 calves. Hi. 10s., 1311, 10s.; 6 cowes, 2111,, 1 bull, 1 stear 3 
yere old, 611., 2711.; 2 young oxen, 811., 9 yearlings, 1311. 10s,, 
2111, 10s. ; 6 calves, 611. ; Iron ware at Wells, 311. ; debts due to 
the said estate as appears by writings from Francis Backhous 
4100C. mrch. boards payable at Boston at 4s. per, 811. 4s. ; 
from Henry Hobs in money, 911. 15s. ; from Abraham Collens 
in money, 2li. 5s. 6d, ; Abraham Collens in beife, 511. ; Abra- 
ham Collens in porke, 51i, 4s, ; from William Soyer, 21i, lOs, ; 



THE PKOBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 305 

Thomas Avory by bill, llli. 10s.; most of these Debts above 
mentioned are desperate debts; total, 335911. 9s. 3d. There 
are also severall other both debts & Credit whose accounts are 
not yet cleared. The estate is debtor to fimerall expences of 
Samuel Symonds, Esq., late deputy governor, 371i. 18s. 4d. ; 
also debtor to funerall exspences of Mr. William Symonds 
late of Ipswich, son of Samuel Symonds, Esq. & executor to 
his estate, 181i. IBs. 4d. ; also Dr. to Mr. Harrison or his 
assigns a sum; Dr. to Mr. Elikim Hutchinson, 211 : OOM 
mrch. pine boards payable at Boston; to Mr. Thomas An- 
drews in money, 8li. 9s.; and to severall others not yet cer- 
tainly knowne. Tliis estate is also debtor to Mrs. Rebecka 
Symonds, relict of Samuel Symonds, Esq., deceased, and also to 
Mrs. Epps and to Mrs. Martin and Mrs. Emerson and to sev- 
erall others, as it is exspressed in the Will of the said Samuel 
Symonds, Esq., only what they or any of them have received to 
he deducted. 

Delivered to the Salem court 30 :9m: 1680, by Mr. Jona- 
than Wade. 

Essex County Quarterly Court Files, vol. 3-1, leaf 80. 

Danill Epps and Jon. Emerson pastor of the church 
of Gloucester "having waited in exspectation of an 
oppertunity of conferring with such as possible might 
concerne them selves about our beloved sister Symonds 
widdow & relict of our brother, Mr. Wm. Symonds, 
deceased, but there being nothing at all intimated 
or proposed. Doe therefore in ye behalfe of ourselves 
& the rest of our relations concerned, lay claime & 
before these witnesses, doe take possession of the houses & 
lands, chattells & goods, that were the proper estate of Samll. 
Simonds Esq. late deputy Governor of the Massachusetts in 
New England, deceased. And doe heareby declare that there 
is noe intention, heareby to deprive, our honrd mother of what 
is bequeathed in the will to her in any measure nor our sister 
Simonds of her just proportion." 

Signed, June 16, 1679. Witness: James Chute, Eichard 
(his A mark) Brier. 

The above demand consented to June 21, 1679 by Richard 
Martin. Har. Simonds being more principally concerned in 
his father's estate, consents to the above vsrritten, June 24, 
1679. 

Mr. Daniell Epps and Mr. Jon. Emerson in behalf of them- 
selves and the rest of the children of Samuell Simonds, Esq., 



306 THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

late deputy Gov., who are interested in their father's estate 
desire this court 24 : 4 : 1679, that the estate may not be 
settled until they have an opportunity to inform and make 
appear their right they have in the said estate, which desire is 
granted by this court. 

Salem Quarterly Court Records, vol. h, leaf 129. 



Estate of Samuel Mansfield of Lynn. 

Administration upon the estate of Samuell Mansfeild, was 
granted 24: 4: 1679, to Sarah, the relict, and she to adminis- 
ter according to that writing presented to the court, which is 
an agreement made by her consent with the parties subscribed, 
and she also presented an inventory. 

Salem Quarterly Court Records, vol. 5, leaf 131. 

Inventory of the estate of Samuell Mansfeild of Lynn 
who departed this life Apr. 10, 1679, taken by John Kewhall 
and Eobt. (his P mark) Rand: his dwelling house, orchard & 
land ajoyning to the house & 4 acres of marsh, 941i. ; 2 cowes, 
61i. 10s., 2 two year ould heifers, 41i., 1 year ould heifer. Hi. 
6s., llli. 16s.; 1 Horse, 41i., 6 ewe sheepe & 3 lambes, 21i. 
14s., 61i. 14s.; 5 yong swine, 21i., two Hives of Bees, 10s., 
pistills & houlsters, Hi. 15s., 41i. 5s.; Back sword & belt, 9s., 
cutt lash & Belt, 18s., a gun, scurer, &c., Hi. 5s., 21i. 12s.; A 
sadle & croop, 15s., bridle, 4s., pillion & pillion cloath, Hi. 
19s.; wearing Apparrill, two hatts & stockings, 31i.; 11 yds. 
of woollen cloath, Hi. 18s. 6d., 3 coverlids & 3 blanckitts, 31i., 
41i. 18s. 6d. ; 3 pare of sheets, Hi. 10s., a bed boulster & 3 
pillows, 21i., bedstead, curtains & vallens. Hi. 16s., 51i. 6s.; A 
pare of Boots, 16s., A loome & weavors tackling belonging to 
it, 31i. 19s. 6d._, 41i. 15s. 6d.; 2 chests & a box, 7s., a table & 
cradle rug, 8s. 6d., sheers & stooles, 5s., Hi. 10s. 6d. ; An 
Iron pott, 2 puter dishes, a chafin dish, tinn ware, earthen 
ware, glass, Hi. 12s. 6d. ; A table cloath, 2 shurts, napkins, 
towells & a Lether Apron, 18s. ; A frying pan, a pare of tongs, 
an axe, an hoe, 10s., raisier Hone, siser, 6s. 6d., 16s. 6d. ; 2 
sithes & tackling. 10s., wool, 10s., Lyning yarne, Hi. 10s., a 
reele & wheele, 10s., 31i. ; A Loome, Lathe & blocks, tridles, 
stretchers & irons belonging to it, 21i. 5s. ; 2 pare of temples, 
2s., a pare of Blocks & wheels. Is. 6d., 2 pare of shafts, 2s., 
5s. 6d. ; 2 sydar barrills & an Hamer, 7s. 6d., sum Lumber, 
Gs., a pare of scales. Is., 14s. 6d. ; woolen yarne, 9s., 10 dozen 
buttons, 5s., 2 Lamps, 2s., halfe a coverlid, slea & Ham is, 19s. 



THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 307 

6d.; A sheep rack, 5s., a rave, 3s., a shitle, 2s., an ould slea, 
3s., 13s.; a forke & rake, 2s. 6d., 2 ell sleas & harniss be- 
longing to them. Hi. 10s., Hi. 12s. 6d. ; 1 yard slea for carsye 
& harnis belonging to it, 8s., 2 sleas & hamis for them for 
Lyning, 10s., 18s.; total, 1541i. 8s. 6d. 

Attested in Salem court 25 : 4m : 1679, by Sarah, the relict.- 
Essex County Quarterly Court Files, vol. 31, leaves 89, 90. 

Whereas Samuell Mansfeild of Lynn died of the smallpox 
leaving a wife and three children, the eldest of them being a 
son, the nearest relations on both sides, the father of Samuel 
Mansfeild, and the father of the wife, with the consent of the 
wife, chose and impowered Mr. Thomas Laughton, sr., An- 
drew Mansfeild and jSTathaniell Bersham to divide the estate 
which is as follows : "the estate being inventoried amounted to 
15411. 8s. 6d., debts 171i. 4s. 7d. being provided for, leaving 
13711. 3s. lid.; to the widow, a third part of the estate as her 
proper estate, 451i. 14s. 8d. ; to the son Andrew Mansfeild, 
4 acres of upland ajoyning westerly along his granfather 
Mansfeild's house lott & three acres of salt marsh in Rumnye 
marsh ajoyneing northelye uppon his grandfather's marsh & 
71i. 14s. 8d. to be paid by the estate in the widow's hand, 45li. 
14s. 8d. ; the two daughters, 221i. 17s. 4d. per peice out of the 
estate in the widdow's hand, 451i. 14s. 8d." The widow to 
have the whole estate until the children respectively come to 
age, but if the widow die before then, they are to have their 
portions. The remaining part of the land and dwelling house 
to be as security, the widow to keep the house and all fences 
in good repair. This being also to be understood that Sam- 
uell Mansfeild, deceased, as his last words on his death bed, 
gave unto his father Andrew Mansfeild, his son Andrew above 
mentioned, until he come to twenty one years of age, and his 
said father accepted of him. Dated Lynn, 20 : 4m : 1679. This 
agreement allowed by the Salem court 20:4m: 1679. 

Essex County Quarterly Court Files, vol. 31, leaf 89. 

Estate OF Benjamin Chadwell op Lynn. 

Administration upon the estate of Benjamin Chadwell, in- 
testate, granted 24: 4m : 1679, to Elizabeth, the relict of Ben- 
jamin, who brought in an inventory of the estate and gave 
oath to the trutli of it. The whole estate when the debts 
are paid to remain in her hands for the bringing up of the 
children of the deceased imtil they come of age, and what es- 



308 THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

tate shall then remain shall be one half to the children and 
the other half to the widow. 

Salem Quarterly Court Records, vol. 5, leaf 130. 

Inventory of the estate of Benjamin Chadwell lately de- 
ceased, taken June 17, 1679, by John Newhall and Samll. 
Cobbett: the Dwelling howse and Barn and 4 Acres of Land 
adjoyning thereunto, 65li. ; five Acres more of upland, and 
nine Acres of meadow, 701i. ; A Bedstead and bedding be- 
longing thereunto, 31i. 10s. ; in Linnen, 5s. ; two small potts 
and pot hooks and a Tramell, 14s. ; an old warming pan and 
frying pan, 2s. ; In Peuter and a smoothing Iron, 5s. ; cradle, 
a small BarreU and other wooden ware, 7s. ; foure pound of 
toe yame, 5s. ; A sow, 12s. ; Linnen wheel and a wollen wheel, 
6s.; total, 14111. 6s. Just Debts: for an Acre of meadow 
(taken into the inventory) morgaged for 41i. lis. in niony; 
an Acre and a quarter of upland or thereabout taken into the 
inventory, that was made over for ye widows present supply, 
received in mony, 51i. ; two Acres and a half of meadow mor- 
gaged to John Newhall for 71i. in money which 71i. was re- 
ceived by Benjamin Chadwel; to John Newhall, 21i. 5s. 6d. 
in mony; Thomas Newhall, Hi. 3s. 9d. in mony: John Tarbox, 
15s. in mony; Eliezer Lynsee for the Country Eates, Hi. 4s. 
lid.; James Walls, 9s.; Elisabeth EngoUs, 10s. in money; 
Thomas Laighton, 3s. ; Joseph Armitage, 5s. ; Samuel Hart 
for setting up new fence, lli. 10s.; Mrs. Hawthorn, 16s.; 
total, 251i. 13s. 2d. 

Attested in Salem court 24:4:1679, by Elizabeth Chad- 
well, the relict. 

Essex County Quarterly Court Files, vol. 31, leaf 86. 

Petition of Nehemiah Jewet, attorney to Samuell Chad- 
well, late of Lynn, now of Rowley, that whereas Benjamin 
Chadwell late of Lynn, died intestate, administration was 
granted to his widow Elizabeth Chadwell, 24:4m: 1679, and 
the estate when debts were paid to remain to the widow for 
the bringing up of the children until they come of age, and 
what estate should then remain, the one half to the chil- 
dren and the other half to the widow, and the said widow 
being married again unto John Jewet of Ipswich, yet never 
having rendered an account of administration, so that Sam- 
uel is kept out of that estate he ought to have received when 
he came of age, desiring the court Sept 1, 1698, that the ad- 
ministratrix may be called upon to give an account of her 
administration so that Samuel may receive his equal part. 



THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 309 

Account of the administration of Elizabeth Chadwell alias 
Jewett, upon the estate of Benjamin Chadwell late of Lynn, 
brought in Sept. 5, 1698 : sundry debts paid that were given 
in with the inventory, 251i. 13s. 2d. ; to Wm. Craft, Hi. 10s., 
Moses Chadwill, ISs., 21i. 2s. ; Samuell Hart, 5s. lOd., 5 days 
about ye boys, 10s., 15s. lOd. ; expence at that time, 10s.; 
Thomas Thurley, 24s., Mr. Croad, 33s., 21i. 17s.; 3 days time 
expended about sd. Debt & Cost, 12s.; Nathll. Eust, 10s. lOd., 
Henry Stacey for repayr ye House, 81i., Sli. lOs. lOd. ; Mr. 
Gidney, 30s., Mr. Batter, 30s., 31i. ; allowing tlie acct. 5s., 
setling & Dividing ye same, 5s., 10s.; Eeg. ye settlement. Is., 
a Quietus, 4s., 5s. ; stating & Registring this acct., 4s. ; allowed 
ye adminr. more then ye Income of ye estate towards ye bring- 
ing up ye children, 6s. 2d.; total, 45li. 6s. The estate per 
inventory, 14111. 6s. ; a stear omitted, 41i. ; total, 14511. 6s. 
Signed, Elizabeth (her f mark) Jewitt, John Jewitt. 

Acknowledged Sept. 5, 1698, by Elizabeth Jewit and also 
by Jolm Jewett, her now husband. 

Tlie estate free of all charge being lOOli., the court 24: 4: 
1679, ordered to the widow one half, 501i. ; to Samll. Chad- 
will only son, a double portion, 331i. 6s. 8d. ; to Mary Chad- 
will only daughter, 1611. 13s. 4d. 

Essex County Probate Records, DocJcet 4,836. 

Estate of Robert Starr op Salem. 

Administration upon the estate of Robert Starr, intestate, 
was granted 24 : 4m : 1679, to Mary the widow of Robert, who 
presented an inventory of the estate and she is to have the 
whole estate in her hands towards the maintenance of the chil- 
dren until the court take further order. 

Salem Quarterly Court Records, vol. 5, leaf 132. 

Inventory of the estate of Mr. Robert Starr who was mur- 
dered by the hands of ye Barberious heathens, taken June 25, 
1679, by Joseph Phippen and Edward Wollon : A House and 
Orchard & Ground, 13011. ; on Bed Ruge & 2 blankets, 311, ; on 
Bed Ruge \rth 2 blankets & Curteine, 61i. 10s.; five paire of 
sheets & 18 table napcins, 711. ; on Cubbard Cloath, 5s. ; three 
paires of pileberes. 12s. ; two Chestes, 14s. ; on Chest & Cub- 
bard wth a table, Hi. 5s. ; on bedstead, table & forme, Hi. ; on 
Iron Citle and two Iron pots. Hi. 2s. ; on Litle brase pot & a 
brase skillet, 5s. ; on paire of Dog Irons, 1 hack, two pothooks, 
on friing pan & spit, lis.; seaven platers, 4 porrengers, 1 



310 THE PEOBATE KECOKDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

warming pan, on salte seller & a Candle stick, Hi. 10s. ; foure 
cheares, 1 Loockin Glase, 2 boxes, 9s.; on Linen wheel and 
one woolen wheele, 5s. 6d. ; total, 15411. 8s. 6d. 

Mary Nick late relict of Eobart Star, having been left a 
widow with four children very young and not able to help 
themselves, having put out two of them, the other two to be 
maintained by herself, petitioned the court to grant her, her 
third part of this estate for the bringing up of her four 
children. 
Essex County Quarterly Court Files, vol. 31, leaves 10-1, 105. 

The court 30 : 9m : 1680, ordered that Eichard and Susanna 
Starr, children of Robert Starr, have present possession of the 
house and gi-ound their father made over to them by a deed 
of gift, divided equally between them, 

Salem Quarterly Court Records, vol. 6, leaf 12. 

Samuell Williams and Isack Foott being desired by Time. 
Lindall to appraise a house and land formerly belonging to 
Robert Star, sr., deceased, have measured the land and find it 
to be near about an acer, and a very old hous upon it and 
a few trees or small orchard att one end of it, all wch we value 
at four score pounds. 

Attested in Salem court 29 : 9 : 1681, by Samuell Williams 
and Isaack Foote. 

Upon the return of the above apprisement of house and 
land which is an estate jo5Tit, as not yet divided, between said 
Robert Starr, deceased, and his brother Richard and sister 
Susana, this court impowered Leift. John Higenson and Mr. 
John Hathorne to make a division of this estate into three 
parts and deliver or lay out the said Robert's part to Timothy 
Lindall, as administrator, who is to administer thereupon as 
the estate of Robert Starr, jr., deceased, according to law. 

Essex County Quarterly Court Files, vol. 36, leaf 141. 

Estate of John Whittier of Newbury. 

Administration upon the estate of John Whitteere was 
granted 24: 4: 1679, to John Kelly, who is to bring in an in- 
ventory to the next court held at Ipswich, and then the estate 
to be ordered according to law. 

Salem Quarterly Court Records, vol. 5, leaf 128. 

Inventory of the estate of John Whityer who died the 20 
day of feburary, 1678, taken May 14, 1679, by Nicholas Noic 



THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUMTY. 311 

and John Badger : 4 Cows and 2 Calves, the two old Cows at 
71i. and the other 2 Cows and their Calves at 81i., loli. ; 4 
young Cattell, llli. ; sadl and a koat, Hi. 10s.; 2 gunes, 
Cuttlis, knapsac, horn and pouch, 21i. 10s. ; pistol, an axe and 
two old shirts, 14s. ; 5 sheep, 21i. ; bedsack, som old Cloths, 
necclothes and a horslok Hi. ; blanket, an old koat, 2 glass bot- 
tles and other old garments. Hi. 7s. ; total, 351i. Is. A young 
horse, 21i. ; mare, 31i. Debts due to Rich. Dole he says 91i. 
3s. 7d. ; to the docter for phisick. Hi. 15s.; to Ensign Grenlef, 
4s. 6d., to John Webster, 6d,, 5s,; du to John Keley which 
he payd to severall men whil he was in the warrs for winter 
meat for his Cattell, Hi.; lent him a horse to boston two 
Jorneys, 10s.; Lent him a horse to haverill two times, 4s.; 
for somering a Calfe and wintering of him, 6s.; feching of 
his mad bull Calfe from Plom Hand promised me, 5s. ; feching 
of his Cattell from Plom Hand in January, 5s. ; feching whom 
a horse he bought of Toppan, 2 days, 7s. ; wintring of a horse 

2 months and a load of wood of ours Carid to John Glover, 
6s. 6d. ; 4 yards of Cloth for a koat both spining, weaving and 
milling cost, 5s. 3d. ; stoking of 2 pr. of stockings, 2s. ; care of 
his horse and bulls, 4s.; wintering of a Colt, 5s.; wintering 

3 sheep, 10s. ; feching of his Cattell and horses from Plom 
Hand in May 2 days, 5 s. ; I went with him to looke a horse 
for him & he went with on of ours, 5s. ; I went with him to 
Plom Hand to fech a hors for him & with him 2 horses of ours, 
5s. ; lent him a horse to havrill again, 2s. ; driving of his Cat- 
tell to Plom Hand I and my 2 bois, 3s. ; for a 3 yere old wether 
sheep, 12s.; to Josep Knight for heye and wintring of 5 
Cattell, 31i. ; for' hey and wintring of 2 Cows & a 3 yere old 
steer, 31i. ; for 5 weeks dyat. Hi. 2s. 6d. ; for a per of knit 
stockins when the ship went away, 6s. ; for his atendance when 
he was sick and Entertainment 20 weeks while his Imploy- 
mer was in the ship in the tim of the pox was heing in the 
oners house and in provision for the last voig in the ship, 5li. ; 
the Cost and Charg for tim and Expenc & for Evidences about 
the Estate and at Salem Court, 31i.; total, 301i. 13s. lOd. Du 
unto John Whityer from the owners of the ship for five 
months waiges at thirty shilings a month from the first of 
October 78 unto the twenty of february 78, 7li. lOs., so that 
when this 71i. 10s. is paid ther will Eemain of the Estat, llli. 
17s. 2d. 

Attested in Ipswich court Sept. 30, 1679, by John Kelley, 
administrator. 



312 THE PEOBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

The testimony of Patrick Ewing aged about 30 years that 
"John 'WTiitear about 5 or 6 houres before his death finding 
himself e very ill. The Master of the Shipp, Benj. Dole & my 
selfe being there, (being as farre as we discerned of good un- 
derstanding) did utter himselfe before us, that we might take 
notice of it, & spake to this purpose. I haue a young horse at 
Plumm Hand, tliat I giue to you speaking to Benj. Dole; & 
haue a Pyeballd mare, w*""* I giue to Abiel Kelly, for I had her 
of the old folkes. And all the rest of my goods, I give to the 
people of the house, (w'^'' I did suppose he meant of John 
Kellyes house having mencioned his sonne just before) for I 
haue allwayes found them kind to me: & about 5 or 6 houres 
after he dyed." Sworn May 16, 1679 before Jo. Woodbridge, 
Commis. 

The testimony of Sam Lowle aged about 33 years that "I 
belonging to the same vessell wherein John Whitear dyed 
whereof Benj. Dole was master. I heard the sayd Benj. Dole 
(who afterwards dyed in the same Shipp) severall times 
speake the substance of what is aboue ■wa-itten & testifyed by 
Patrick Ewing : & that John Kelly was to haue his estate as is 
aboue expressed, & I watched with him when he dyed, & tJiat 
he spak wel & sensibly & was of good understanding about 
halfe an houre before he dyed as farre as I apprehended." 

Sworn May 16, 1679 before Jo. Woodbridge, Commis. , 

Essex County Probate Files, Docl'ei 29,713. 

Estate of John Gillow of Lynn. 

Admmistration upon the estate of John Gillow of Lynn, 
granted 24 : 4 : 1679, to Mr. George Keaser, and he is also ap- 
pointed guardian of Eobert and Sarah, children of John 
Gillow. Salem Quarterly Court Becords, vol. 5, leaf 130. 

Estate of Henry Ball of Salem.* 

Administration upon the estate of Henry Ball, intestate, 
granted 24 : 4m: 1679, to Samuell Eborne, sr., and he to bring 
in an inventory to the next court held at Salem. 

Salem Quarterly Court Records, vol. 5, leaf 130. 

Henery Ball who deceased ]\Iay 15, 1678, was indebted to 
Samuell Alnirne as followeth: lent him 40s. in mony to pay 
his passage from Newfoundland, 2li. ; payd for him to the 
Docter, 31i. ; the charges of his dyet and tendance in the tyme 

♦Henry Baily in Probate, Docket, 1,320. 



THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 313 

of his sicknes which was 7 months, and for damage done to 
cloathinge and beddinge, lOli. ; total, 151i. There being some 
cloathinge sent to the said Hen. Ball by Mr. Eosse master of 
the Apsnm, ketch, and oli. in mony by the way of the Bar- 
bados, it is requested by the said Samuell Aburne that the 
court would grant him power to recover his debt if there be 
so much of the estate in the coimtry. 

Essex County Quarterly Court Files, vol. 31, leaf 85. 

Estate of Christopher Codner of (Marblehead?).* 

Whereas there was ordered at a former court in Salem, out 
of the estate of Christopher Codner to his two children, Chris- 
topher and Joane, 601i. to be paid when they come of age, the 
house and ground being bound for security, the daughter 
being of age sometime since received her part which is 201i. 
and now the son being of age and none appearing that will 
pay his part which his 401i., the court 24: 4m: 1679, impow- 
ered Mr. John Devorix and Mr. Richard Knott as feeofees in 
trust, and upon the request of the mother and son, to sell or 
otherwise dispose of the house and ground that the 401i. may 
be paid. 

Ajin Devorix and Mary Downing gave oath in court 24 : 4 : 
1679, that Christopher, the son of Christopher Codner, de- 
ceased, was twenty one years of age the latter end of Septem- 
ber last past. 

Salem Quarterly Court Records, vol. 5, leaf 130. 

Estate of Philip Harding of Marblehead. 

"In the name of god Amen I Phillip herding Being Sick & 
weake In Body But In perfect memory Doe make my Last 
will & testament : Imp"" I Bequeaue my Soul to the Lord : from 
whence it Came hopeing Through the meritts of Jesus Crist 
That after this Sinfull Life is Ended I may Injoy Life 
Eternally and for my outward Estate I giue as ffolloweth I 
giue imto my Loueing wife Elisabeth herding all the Lower 
Roomes of my house with the appurtinances thereunto Belong- 
ing Item I giue to my Daughter Jane herding all the upper 
Roomes with the appurtinances thereunto Belonging to Be 
Equally Shared Between my wife & my Daughter : of the 
Chamber and if my Daughter will not Repaire that Share of 
my house giuen her then my will is that she shall not Line In 
it: till her mothers Discease: and then I doe giue it to my 
•See ante, vol. 1, page 825. 



314 THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

daughter and her heires for Eiier Item I make m' Ambrosse 
gale my whole Executo"* to Se this my Last will and testament 
perfomed: In wittness whereof I haue Sett to my hand and 
fixed my Seal this 5*'* day of nonember 1678." 

Phillip harding (seal) 
Witness: John Eyres, George ffreshwatr. 

Inventory of the estate of Philip Harding late of Marble- 
head, taken June 23, 1679, by Kichard Norman and James 
Dennes : a house and garden plot adjoyning, -lOli. ; Bedstead, 
bed and furniture belonging, 6li. ; Two iron ix)ts, one iron 
kettle & one brass kettle. Hi. 6s.; one cupboard, one table & 
five joint stools, six chairs, Hi. lis,; peuter platters and 
basons and a peuter pott, 21i. 10s,; three chests, 15s,; old suit 
of cloths, two hats and six cushions & pr, andirons, Hi. 10s, ; 
three sheets and six napkins, 15s,; a desperate debt of 341i. 
5s, due from Laurence Barnes, 

Attested in Salem court 27:4:1679, by Susana, relict of 
Phillip Hardin, and she was granted administration upon his 
estate, the imperfect will not being allowed, 

Essex County Quarterly Court Files, vol. 31, leaf 91. 

Administration upon the estate of Phillip Harden, was 
granted 24: 4: 1679, to Susan, the relict of Phillip, who pre- 
sented an inventory of the estate. The whole estate to remain 
in her hands, only at her decease, 201i. to be paid to Jane, the 
only child of the said Phillip and Susan. 

Salem Quarterly Court Records, vol. 5, leaf 131. 

Estate of Thomas Cole of Salem, 

"The fiue & twentieth day of December Ann" Dom, 1678 : 
The last will & testament of Thomas Cole, made the daye & 
yeare abouesd, although sick & weake in respect of bodyly 
health, yet in sence & of sound & pfect memorye blessed be 
God for it, but well knowing the uncertainty of mans life 
heare upon earth, doe now therefore for the setlement and 
disposal! of what temporall estate y^ Lord hath Blessed me 
with all, maJce as aforesaid this my last will & testament : viz : 
I giue & bequeath vnto Ann my wife, all my whole estate, both 
in lands howseing, goods & chattells, moueables & nnmove- 
ables whatsoeuer, to and apptaineth: making my said wife 
my only executrix upon all my estate, for her subsistence duer- 
ing the terme of her naturall life, & at her decease, for what 
part of my estate, shee may haue then remayning, my will & 
desire to her is, that shee dispose of it to my children as shee 



THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 815 

may see cause, In witnes whereof, I haiie heareunto sett my 
hand & seale, the day & yeare abouesaid." 

Thomas (his f mark) Cole, (seal) 

Witness: Eichard Croade, Pricilla Humi. 

Proved in Salem court 27:4m: 1679, by the witnesses. 

Essex County Probate Records, vol. 301, page 136. 

Inventory of the estate of Thomas Cole, taken Apr. 20, 
1679, by Hilliard Veren, jr. and Richard Croade: a dwelling 
hows wth about an acker of Land adjoineing pt. of wch being 
ye Land Abra. Cole built 2 howses, & out howseinge, 501i. ; a 
tenn acker Lott lying in ye Northfeild, 301i. ; fower Cows, 
lOli. ; two swine, Hi. ; old cask, a chest & other Lumber in ye 
chamber, 10s.; 1 f ether bed wth ye furnitture, 41i. ; 1 old 
trundle flockbed, 10s.; 1 cubbard, 10s.; 1 Chest, 5s.; 2 brass 
kettles. Hi. ; 2 Iron potts, 10s. ; 3 puter dishes & smal parcel 
of Erthen dishes, &c., 10s. ; 1 old table, chairs, formes & belos, 
5s. ; Pott hangers, 1 pr. old Andirons & tongs, 5s. ; 1 old bras 
pott & skillit & spitt, 3s. ; 2 bushels of Indian corne, 4s. ; 1 
old scith, 2s. ; some other old Lumber not valeuable ; total, 
991i. 14s. The estate in Debt to sundry persons about 121i, 

Attested in Salem court 27 : 4 : 1679, by the two appraisers, 
Ann, executrix, being sick. 

Essex County Quarterly Court Files, vol. 31, leaf 92. 

Estate of Nathaniel Hunn. 

Administration upon the estate of Nathaniell Hunn, intes- 
tate, was gi'anted 24: 4: 1679, to the relict of Nathaniel, who 
brought in an inventory, and the estate is to remain in her 
hands for her and the children. 

Salem Quarterly Court Records, vol. 5, leaf 131. 

Inventory* of the estate of Nathaniel Hunn taken by Rich- 
ard Croade and Robert Kitchen: one feather Bed & furni- 
ture, 71i. ; One Chest of drawers, 21i, ; One Chest & box, 15s.; 
One small Chest & [2 tables: copy^, 18s.; Fower Chaiers, 8s., 
2 f Iron potts, 2 Haukes : copy^^ Hi. 8s. ; One frj'ing pann, 
[brass Ketle: copy], Hi. 2s.; One Skillitt, One [lamp, 1 grid- 
iron: copy^ & fire shovell, 5s.; One pr. andirons [1 pr. tongs. 
copy]. 10s.; One Spitt & 2 hamers & one smoothing iron, 8s.; 
2 Candlesticks, three [pitchers & glasses: copy], 5s.; One 
Trundlebed, &c., 2li. 10s. ; five baskitts, 2 Pailes, 9s. ; peuter 
platters, &c.. Hi. 15s. ; One spining wheele, 3s. ; in Linen as 
sheets, napkins, &c., 51i. ; Barrells & wooden ware, 6s. ; Debts 
oweing to his Estate, 61i. 18s.; Debts due from his Estate, 

* Copy, Essex County Probate Eecords, vol. 301, pag-e 142. 



316 THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

61i. 5s., leaving 13s. i his wereing Cloathes, 21i. ; Two bibles, 
10s.; total, [271i. copy] 12s. 

Attested in Salem court 27: 4: 1679, by relict of Nathaniel 
Humi. 

Essex County Quarterly Court Files, vol. 31, leaf di. 

Estate of Nathaniel Parker of Newbury. 

Administration upon the estate of Nathan Parker, intestate, 
was granted 24: 4m: 1679, unto Mary his wife. The whole es- 
tate to remain in her hands for the education and bringing up 
of Mary, the daughter of the deceased, until she come of age, 
and then the daughter to have half the estate, being equally di- 
vided, the house and land to stand bound for security. 

Salem Quarterly Court Records, vol. 5, leaf 131. 

Inventory of the estate of Nathan Parker, who deceased Apr. 
6, 1679, taken by Wm. Chandler and Stephen Grenlefe, sr. : a 
house & halfe an Acree of land, 70li. ; about five Acrees of 
marsh meadoe ground, 191i.; a mare, a cow, 4 sheepe and 3 
lambs, lOli. 10s.; three swine, 30s., wearing apparell &• sum 
Linen, 71i. 10s., 91i. ; beding, bedsteads and sheetes, llli. 6s.; 
Iron Cettles, ])ott and tramell & small skellett, 21i. 5s. ; bridle, 
sadle and pillion, Hi. ; peuter, glass bottles and bookes. Hi. ; 
working tooles, 31i. ; a gunn, snappsack, bandelers, ponder 
homes, pouder. Hi. 15s.; Chestes, table and boxes, chaires and 
lumber, 31i. ; bedstead, sledd and reele. Hi. ; tennant saw & a 
long percer bitt, 10s.; due to him uppon severrall Accounts, 
281i.; total, 1611i. 6s. Debts 13li., making total, 14811. 6s. 

Attested in Salem court 26 : 4 : 1679. " 

Essex County Quarterly Court Files, vol. 31, leaf 95. 

An account of the debts which were due out of the estate, 
and since paid by Mary the relict: to John Guile, 71i. ; Mr. 
Hugh March, sr., 21i. 'lOs.; Mr. Tristram Coffin, 5li. 10s.; 
Mrs. White, 61i. ; John Webster, Hi. lOs. ; James Smith, 15s.; 
Joshua Mors, Hi. 10s. ; William Worm, 10s. ; Robbert Long, 
21i. ; Benjamin Mors, 3s. ; Hugh March, jr., 6s. ; Mr. Davison, 
Hi.; old Mr. Anthony Somersby, 14s.; Israel Webster, 7s.; 
Moses Pilsbury, Hi. 19s.; widdow Knight, lis.; Mr. William 
Noice, Hi. 8s. ; John Bartlett, 13s. ; left out of it by providence 
a cow & 2 swine imediately after the settlement of the estate, 
51i. ; John Sawver, 2s. ; Docter Dole, 9s. : IMrs. Woodbridge, 
lis. 9d.; Mr. Thomas Noice, 6s.; total, 401i. 14s. 9d. Out of 
the above said account was allowed formerly but 



THE PEOBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 317 

131i., more debts paid since, making total, 27li. 14s. 
9d. This addition or after entry of debts more than 
was in the first inventory, allowed by the Salem 
court 27 : 4 : 1682. Probate Papers in the Quarterly Court 
Records copied by Joshua CoiJin, and now in the Probate Reg- 
istry, vol. 2, page 628. 

Account of Mary Parker, alias Eliot, administratrix of the 
estate of Nathan Parker, late of Xewbury, of her adjninistra- 
tion, brought in Apr. 27, 1696: the estate Cr, per real estate, 
891i., personal estate, 721i. 6s., received for rent, 61i., total, 
16711. 6s.; debts paid to several persons, 401i. 4s. 9d. ; debts 
which were due to ye estate wch I could never gett, part of it 
being Illegally given to be pd. yearly if sd. Natlian lived or 
else to Eevert to his Uncle, 281i. ; Funeral charges, 16s., cow 
that was lost, 51i., 51i. 16s.; 4 sheep & 3 Lambs killed by 
wolves, 21i. 18s. ; Eepairing ye house, 91i., 3 shotes Dyed 
strangely, 30s., lOli. 10s. ; Doctr. Bradstreets Bill for Physick 
& Tendance when Mary Parker was wounded by the Indians 
in Mony, 12li. 6s. 8d., 181i. 10s.; Nurse for Nursing her 13 
weeks & for Diet & Lodging in mony, — li. which is in pay, 
121i. ; Coffin & Digging her grave & pd. the apprisers in pay. 
Hi. 4s. ; for making 2 Deeds of sale & 3 dayes time of myself 
& father in getting deeds written & signed, 7s. 6d., acknowl- 
edging & recording said deeds. Hi. 2s. 6d. ; my husbands jour- 
ney to Newbury to procure ye finishing sd. deeds, 18s.; 
Bathsheba Knights for a debt due to her, 9s. ; shingles & nailes 
for repairing ye house, 8s. 4 l-2d. ; shingling ye house & other 
work att ye time & filling ye chamb. in part, 21i. 
4s.; pd. for glass to ye house, Repaireing ye Cellar, Make- 
ing ye stairs & so on & nailes to do it withall & worke & a 
crotch pole for ye well, 21i. 17s. 6d. ; making severall Temiants 
& Leases from time to time, Hi. ; Eepairation of ye house sev- 
erall times more, 6li. ; more ground pinning & making a drain 
to ye cellar, 21i. 13s.; 1 weeks tendance of myself on Mary 
Parker when wounded by the Indians, 10s. ; Journeys of my 
husband & self to look after her 5 times, 51i. ; pd. Mr. Dole, 
lis.. Doer. Packers's Bill, 21i. 9s. lOd., 31i. lOd.; stating this 
acct., Allowing of it & recording & a Quietus, Hi. 8s. 6d. ; 
Setling & Dividing it & allow ye admrx. for her trouble, 41i. 
7s. 6d.; total, llOli. 15s. 8d. 

Remains due to Bal. 561i. 10s. 4d. one half of which is to 
Mary Parker, 281i. 5s. 2d. Mary Parker Dr. to Dr. Bradstreet, 
the nurse, her coffin, &c, 301i. 18s.; a weeks attendance when 



318 THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

wounded & journey of myself to Newbury to look after her 
5 times, 511. 10s.; pd. Mr. Dole, lis., Doer. Packers bill, 21i. 
9s. lOd., 31i. lOd.; total, 391i. 18s. lOd. Attested May 4, 1696, 
John Croade, Eeg. 

Mary Parker, alias Elliot, administratrix of the estate of 
Nathaniel Parker of Newbury, carpenter, having made and 
rendered an account of her administration on said estate, a 
quietus is granted and given to the said administratrix. 

Essex County Probate Records, vol. 305, pp. 179, 2-19. 

Estate of Vinson Gallison. 

Administration upon the estate of Vinson Galishon, intes- 
tate, granted 24:4m: 1679, to Richard Eeefe, who is to ad- 
minister as far as the estate will go. 

Salem Quarterly Court Records, vol. 5, leaf 131. 

Inventory of the estate of Vinson Gallison taken Dec. 6, 
1678, by ]\Ioses Mavericke and Samuell Morgan: 1 paier of 
boots, 8s. ; 1 cap cloth coat, 10s. ; 2 parsells of Lien, 5s. ; 1 
whiett wastkoat, 4s. ; 1 old shirt and drawers, 3s. ; 2 whiett 
neckcloths, 3s. ; 1 blue shirt, 1 whiett ditto, 7s. ; 1 red wastkoat 
and drawers, 12s. ; 1 cloth coatt and Sarg briches, 12s. ; 1 old 
hatt^ 4s. ; total, 31i. 8s. Due from Richard Reaf for a months 
servis, Hi. The sd. Vincent Gallison Dr. to Mr. Rich. Reefe 
reckoned with him while he was alive, 21i. 17s. 6d. 

Since he dyed pd. to James Stilson for mending of shooes, 
3s. ; to John Curtis, 2s. 9d. ; to Edw. Reede for digging ye 
grave, 4s. ; James Dennis for a coffin, 10s. ; ye jurie & other 
charge of his buriall, 9s. 6d. ; for mackrell & other things 
unreckoned, 2s. 4d. ; for his towne rate, 5s. ; total, 41i. 

Administration upon the estate granted by the Salem court 
26: 4: 1679, to Richard Reefe, and he is to administer so far 
as the estate will go. 

Essex County Quarterly Court Files, vol. 31, leaf 97. 

Estate of John Millett of Gloucester. 

Administration upon the estate of John Millett, intestate, 
was granted 24: 4m: 1679, to Sara, the relict, who brought in 
an inventory. The house and land to stand bound for security 
for paying the several children's parts out of the estate accord- 
ing as the court shall order afterwards. 

Salem Quarterly Court Records, vol. 5, leaf 131. 

Inventory of the estate of .John ^lillitt taVeii by Jarsies 



THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 319 

Stevens and William Sargant: howse & baren and Land,. 
24li. ; neate catell & a mare, 231i. ; bedes & beding, 81i. ; home- 
mad cloth, 4li. ; his waring clothes, 5li. ; in howsall stuffe, 31i. ; 
woole, 21i. 5s, ; amies, Hi, 10s, ; tooles, 12s, ; lumber, 21i. ; 
broadcloth, 10s.; sarge & Tabell Lining, Hi.; sheepe, llli. 
4s. ; total, 861i. Is. Deptes due from the estat, 131i. ; the deptes 
paid the Estate aperes to be 731i. Is. 

Attested in Salem court 24: 4m: 1679, by Sarah, the relict. 
Essex County Quarterly Court Files, vol. 31, leaf 98. 

Estate of Thomas Oliver of Salem. 

Administration upon the estate of Thomas Oliver, intestate, 
was granted 24: 4m: 1679, to Bridget, his wife, and she is to 
bring in an inventory to the next court at Salem. 

Salem Quarterly Court Records, vol. 5, leaf 131. 

Inventory of the estate of Thomas Oliver, taken 21:4m: 
1679, by Edmund Batter and Hilliard Veren, sr: house & 
ground adjoyning of about 1-2 an acre, 451i. ; about 10 acres 
of land in the north feild, 25li, ; a smale old bed, bed steed, flock 
bolster & pillowes with all appurtenances, 2li. 10s, ; his wear- 
ing apparrell, Hi. 5s,; a litle table & 3 old chests, 15s. : 2 Iron 
pots & old iron Ketle, a hanger & tonges, 10 s. ; a brass scillitt 
& som few earth dishes, 5s. ; 3 or 4 old chaires, 3s., 2 piggs. 
10s., 13s. ; 2 pailes & old tubs & som od lumber, 5s. ; an old 
rusty sword & old bandeleers, 5s. ; total, 761i, 8s. The estate 
is Dr, in England, as he said in his sickness, about 301i. ; to 
severall other men heare as he said above, 15s, ; due to the 
Towne when sick & at his buriall, 21i. 19s, 6d, ; due to Dr. 
Swinerton about 21i. 3s. ; several other debts owing not yet 
knowne. 

Attested by Bridgett, relict of Tho, Oliver, and allowed, 
28:9:1679, 

Administration upon the estate was granted 28 : 9 : 1679, 
to Bridget, relict of the deceased, and the estate to be for the 
use of the widow, she paying the two sons of her husband, 20s. 
each, and her daughter Cristian 20s. and also the debts; and 
to have liberty to sell the ten acre lot by advice of the select- 
men of Salem, towards paying the debts and her present 
supply, and as need shall be, any other part of the estate, 

Essex County Quarterly Court Files, vol. 32, leaf 23. 

Estate of Allestee Mackmallen of Salem. 
Administration upon the estate of Allester Mackmallen, 



320 THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

was granted 24: 4m: 1679, to Elizabeth, the relict, and she is 
to l)ring in an inventory to the next court at Salem. 

Salem Quarterly Court Records, vol. 5, leaf 131. 

"The last will & testament of Allester Mackmallen, made 
this 3^ of June 1679 : being then very sick, but in right & pfect 
mind and memory is as followeth, my will is that after my 
decease, that litle I haue, in this world both house & gi'ound, 
with all my household goods & what ever elce I haue, my 
deere wife, Elizabeth, shall haue & injoy all to her owne proper 
use & behoofe the time of her naturall life, or marriage & 
after her decease, or marriage to any other man then the house 
& ground to goe to my son John & to his heires, except the 
smale peece of gi'ound behind the house to goodman Baxsters 

Avards which I giue to my somi after his mothers decease 

or marriage, or elce five pounds to be pd by his Brother John 

out of the house & groimd at his the sd choyce, & then 

John to hold all the house & ground & further my will is that 
John shall pay out of the house & gi'ound twenty shillings 

apeece to the rest of my children, viz. and also to pay what 

debts my deere wife may leaue unpaid if required, that I 
shall owe at my decease, and I doe make & appojmt, my sd 
wife sole executrix of this my last will & testament In wittnes 
whereof I haue sett to my hand & seale." 

"The sd Alester haveing not an opertunity to signe & seale,^ 

it being presented to the court the widow consents to this 

above written and the court at Salem 28 : 9 : 1679, allowed it." 

Essex County Probate Records, vol. 301, page 150. 

Allester Makmallen having deceased before his will was per- 
fected, it being dra"WTae up what his mind was, and presented 
to this court, and Elizabeth his relict consenting thereto, it 
was allowed 35 : 9 : 1679, and this paper together with the 
inventory was filed in this court's records. 

Salem Quarterly Court Records, vol. 6, leaf 4. 

Inventory of the estate of Alester ]\Iackmallen, deceased 20 r 
4m : 1679, taken by Richard (his tS mark) Adams and Hil- 
liard Verin, sr, : the house and ground, 401i. ; an old smale 
featherbead, steed & furniture, 31i. ; his wearing apparrell. Hi. ; 
an old brass mettle pot & Ketle, Hi.; a side cubord & old 
warmin pan. Hi.; hanger & pothookes & gridirons, 10s.; in 
pewter & lanthorne, 10s.; earthware & botle glasses, 2s.; an 
old chaire or two, an old chest, 3 old axes, 2 old spades & som 
other lumber, 10s. ; an old bedstead & a litle old flock bed,. 



THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 321 

lOs. ; total, 481i. 2s. The estate is Dr. to Mr. Wm. Browne, 
sr.; to Mr. Cromwell, 21i. 10s. 9 3-4cl.; Mr. Wells; 
John Cromwell, Hi, 7s. 8d. ; Mr. Browne & Willowby, lli. 4s. 
Attested in Salem court, 28 : 9 : 1679, by Elizabeth Mack- 
mallon, relict of the deceased, and she was granted power of 
administration. 

Essex County Qvarterly Court Files, vol. 33, leaf 33. 

Estate of John Peabson, Sr. 

'The Laste will & Testement of John Persson 1| senior || 
though weak in Bodey yet perfitt in Mind and Memorey firsts 

I giue My soule to god that gaue it And My Bodey to bee 
Buried By My Christian friendes in hope of a Joyfull Resurec- 
tion at the Laste daye secondly My will is That My Deare & 
Louinge wife Maudlin shall haue the hole Improuemente of 

II all II the Land & Catell that I haue in My hands, and of the 
orcherds & Meddows and all houshold stuf within dores and all 
Impelments of husbandery with out dores 3 I giue unto My 
Sonn John Persson all the f arme that I now Liue uppon with 
all the Medowes Belonging Thearunto Excepting Twenty 
Ackers of the upland, which Twenty ackers of upland I giue 
unto My Daughter Sarah and to her Cheldren And if euer 
My Daughter Sarah hath a mind to sell this Twenty Ackers 
of Land They shale sell it to none But to My Sonn John or 
to his Children, they giuing for it soe mutch as Tow Indiferent 
Men shale Judge it to be worth which Twenty Ackers shale 
Leye as followeth : beging at the heighways and soe alonge By 
the Line that Runnes bettwen goodman Poles Lande and Mine 
4 I giue Unto My Daughter Sarah and to her Cheldren Tenn 
Ackers of Meddow Leying in the great Meddow, tow Ackers of 
this Meddow is now in the handes of Edward Tayler and I 
giue it to you at his deaseas further More I giue Unto My 
Daughter Sarah and to her Cheldren A parssell of Land Bee 
it More or Less that Leyeth Beyond Ipswidg River at the 
head of Redding Boundes that was somtimes Richard 
Horadels and a parssell of swampy land Leying in the great 
swampe fine Ackers or thear aboutes. 

"I giue unto My Daughter Marey Burnap and ||to|| her Chel- 
dren Thirty Ackers of upland Leying Betwen the Landes of 
Jonathan Poole and Robarte Bumap be it More or Less 
further More I giue Unto My Daughter Marey Burnap A 
parssell of Land forty Ackers or ther abouts Leying near to 
the Land of Mas. John hauke or Adjoyning to it and to her 



322 THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

Cheldren further More I giue Unto My Daughter Marey 
Bumap and to her Cheldren Tenn Ackers of Meddow tow 
Ackers of it Leyinge in the wigwam Meddow and eight Ackers 
leving in the great Meddow 6 I giue Unto My Daughter 
Bethia Carter and to her Cheldren A parssel of Land Leying 
in Redding Boundes eighty Ackers or thear abouts with the 
Medow Belonging thear Unto and Eight Ackers of Meddow 
Leyinge in the greate Meddow further More I giue unto My 
Daughter Bethia Carter Three pound A year yearly to Be 
payd to her during her naturall life Twenty shillinges a yeare 
in Monies of it to be payd to her By My Sonn John Persson 
or By his heires excecutors or Administrator or Assignes pro- 
uided That the Land and Meddow That I haue giuen to her 
and the Three pound a yeare doath not Amount to Aboue one 
hundered pounds 7 further more I giue unto My Sonn John 
Persson a peese of Cedor swamp that was the widdow Dustins 
that Leyeth in the Cedor Swamp in the Boundes of Reddinge 
further More I giue Unto My Sonn John Persson An Acker 
mor or Less an Acker of salte Marshe that Leyeth in the Towne 
Marshe att Linn, with the Eemaynder of the Thirty Ackers 
of Meddow that Leyeth in the great Meddow to him and to 
his Children And all the Landes & Meddowes that I haue 
giuen to him shale be to him and to his Children and to his 
Childrens Children foreuer And further More all the Landes 
& Meddowes That I haue giuen to all the Reste of My Chil- 
dren shalbe to them and to ther Children & to ther Childrens 
Children for euer But in Case My Children or Childrens Chil- 
dren shale see cause out of som nessesarytey of concienc shale 
see Cause to Remove Ther habitasion that this ^vill of Mine 
shale not tey them But that they Maye Sell ther Landes 8 My 
will is that My Daughter Sarah Tounsend shale haue the use 
of halfe the Barne while they are Capabell of getting one for 
them selues further More I giue Unto My Daughter Sarah 
Townsend the use of the Tow peeses of Meddow That Leyeth 
within the farme for fiften year after the Date hearof and My 
will is that the Landes And Meddow that I haue giuen to her 
And the Rente of theas tow peeses of Meddow shale bee Made 
up one hundred pounds 

"9 My will is that My Daughter Marey Burnap that the 
Lands and Meddow that I haue giuen to her and her Chel- 
dren shale bee made up one hundren pound 10 I giue unto 
My Deare wife Maudlin The Time that I haue in My 
Seruants that is yet Remayning to serue further More 11 My 



THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 323 

will is That My Sonn John Persson shale Improue all the 
Laud and Meddow for My wife Maudlin his Mother for her 
use hee hauing one halfe of the Increase for his paynes And 
Care, John Persson is to haue John Lilly at Comand for to 
help him for the Improuement of the Land 12 further More 
My will is That the three score Ackers of Land That Leyeth 
Beyond Ma^ Dillingams Meddow shalbe sould for the use of 
the famely as My wife Maudlin shale see Cause 13 further 
More I\Iy will is That the Thirty Ackers of Meddow in The 
greate Meddow that I haue giuen to My Children shale equally 
Bee deuided amongste ||theni|| according to each mans pro- 
portion 14 Lastly My will is That none of all the Landes and 
Meddowes That I haue hear in this My will giuen to my Chel- 
dren shale not Bee Theirs untill After the death of My Deare 
wife Maudlin Persson Batted This 19^^ of ApriU 1679." 

John (his mark) Persson 
Witness : William Cowdry, Jeremiah Sweyen. Proved in 
Salem court 25:4:1679, by the witnesses, and the court 
granted administration unto Maudline, relict of the de- 
ceased, and to his son John Pearson, jointly. 

Inventory of the estate of Jolm Persson taken May 14, 
1679, by William Cowdrey, Thomas Bancrofte and Hananiah 
Parker : the housing and homstead Land and Meddow, 50011. ; 
Thirty Ackers of upland called Newels Lott, 36li. ; forty 
Ackers of upland By John haukes, 301i. ; one Acker of salte 
marshe, 51i. ; Thre score Ackers of uplands in the woodes, 
16li. ; Thirty Ackers of Meddow in the great medow, 12011.; 
Tenn Ackers of Land beyond Ipswidg Eiver, 5li. ; eighty 
Ackers of upland beyond Ips\vidg Eiver, 25li. ; a parssel of 
Meddow in the hundred Ackers, 181i. ; five Ackers of wett 
swampe, 31i. ; tow Ackers of Meddow in the wigwam Med- 
dow, 51i. ; A parssel of Cedar swamp, 51i. ; Three horses, 41i, ; 
fower oxen, 2011.; fower Cowes, 1511,; youge Cattell, 91i. ; 14 
sheep and nine Lambes, 61i. ; fower swine, 21i. 10s, ; f ether 
bead. Pugg, boulsters & pillowes, oli. ; coverled & a bead & 2 
flock pillowes, 211. 3s,; another Bead & boulster & blancket. 
Hi. 5s.; sheets and Tabel Linnen, 61i. ; puter one & other, 
21i. ; Brasse, Hi. 10s. ; In Iron, Thre pots and a friing pan, Hi. 
15s.; Milke vessels, Trayes, dishes & spones. Hi. 15s.; 
Andianers, 2 spits, driping pan and Iron back, 21i. 10s.; 
Tramels, fire pan, Tonges and smothing Irons, 15s.; Tabels, 
Chayers, a setell, cushins & a fourme, 2li. 10s.; Armes, 21i. 
10s. ; Chests and Boxes, Hi. 8s. ; woolen yarne & Linnan, cotten 



324 THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

yame, 41i, ; Cider Caske, 31i.; chees Toub, poudering toub & 
meash tub, 15s.; wheels and cards. Hi. 5s.; glasses and erthen 
ware, 6s.; Books, 21i. ; cartes, plowes, chaynes & howes, 411. 
128. ; Beetel Ringes, wedges, Iron morter, Hi. 5s. ; Iron 
Crowes, a spade and shovell, Hi. 8s.; a fann, winow sheete 
and Mesures, 17s.; scales, wayts and sives, ISs. ; Axes, forkes, 
sawes & sikels, lOs. ; carte Rope, sadel and pillyon, Hi. 15s.; 
sithes, sheep sheeres & a hamer, 15s.; Creditt, 71i. ; Three 
yards of Carsey, Hi. lOs. ; his waring Aparell, lOli. 10s.; 
Total, 89711. 19s. Debts owing, 71i. 

Attested in Salem court 25 : 4 : 1679, by the administrators. 

Essex County Quarterly Court Files, vol. 31, leaves 87, 88. 

Estate of William Allen, Sr., of Manchester. 

"The Last will of Willallam Allen Sen of Manchester made 
y* 7 of June 1678 Imprimes I doe make my wife Elezebeth 
Allen my full & Sole execcuter of all my lands & goods duere- 
ing her life & after y* deth of my wife to be dissposed in 
maner & forem as folleth y* is to say I give to my Sone Sam- 
uell y* remayner of y* five & twenty acer lott which he all 
redy poseseth y* is to Say y® uplands & y* sheare of y^ fresh 
medow belonging thereunto I give to my too Sonns one- 
sephoras & Willam Allen my wholle fifty acer lott w*** all y* 
devissons & apiirtenances belongin to it w*** y® propriety of 
all ooimnons devidded & undevided belongin to it & an acer 
of Sallt marsh at y* lower end of my orchard y* I purchesed 
this I give to my too Sonns onesephoras & Willam Allen to 
be equally devided betwene them booth after y* deth of me & 
my wife & it is farther to be understood y* as my Sone onese- 
phoras hath hallf an acer in present poseson joyning to his 
hows y* lyes in my orchard Soe my Sonn willam Allen to 
have haUfe an acer jojTiing to his hows in y* Same maner In 
wittnes where of I y^ Said Willam Allen have put to my 
hand." 

Willam (his M mark) Allen. 

Witness: Thomas (his T mark) Jonnes, Samuell Friend. 

Proved in Salem court 26: 4: 1679, by the witnesses. 

"The Widow Allen Testifieth That her husband William 
Allen deceaced gaue his Sonne Samuell more then he gaue 
his other Sonnes thes things following & that therefore he 
gaue him not A double Portion first at his first mariadg or 
before helpt to buld him An house Secondly he gaue him Thre 



THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 325 

Cattell one After Another Thirdly he hath bin helpfull unto 
him Cince as he Could." 

Inventory of the estate of William Allen, deceased Jan. 30, 
1678, taken Manchester, Feb. 17, 1678, by Thomas West and 
John Siblle: hows & land wth all ye medow belongin to it, 
14011. ; fivetene acers of upland lying in y^ bounds of Beverly 
joining too ye great pon called wenam pon, 20li. ; Two oxen, 
a cow, two hyfers, too shepe & a horse, IBli. lOs. ; Bed wth 
beding & other howsholld stufe, Sli. ; total, IBOli. 6s. lOd. 61i. 
to be abated for the loss of horse & cow. 

Attested in Salem court 26 : 4: 1679, by Eliza., the relict. 

William Allin, sr.. Dr. unto Phillipp Cromwell, 21i. 16s. 
4d.; to Jon. Cromwell, 12s. 5d. Dated June 25, 1679. 

William Allen, deceased, his estate stands debtor unto my 
Master Capt. Georg Corwin, Sli. Is. 9 l-2d. Witness: Jno. 
Wh\i;ing. Dated June 23, 1679. 

William Allin of Manchester debtor to Henry Bartholmew, 
6s. 6d. ; to William Browne, sr., 71i. 16s. 3d. 

Essex County Quarterly Court Files, vol. 31, leaf 96. 

Estate of Edward Waldbn of Wenham. 

"Known all men by these presents this 22 of March 1678-9 
thatt I Edward Walden of Wenham in the Coimty of Essex, 
being sick of body butt of good & perfect memory caling to 
mind the uncertainty of this mortall life. Doe make consti- 
tute & ordeine this my last will & testament in form & man- 
ner as followeth. Imp"": I Committ my soul to God thatt 
gave itt, & my body to the earth, & to decent Buriall. Item : I 
Give to my Son Nathaniell Walden: all my Land on the 
Neck: In account ten acres be there more or less. Item the 
rest of my estate, I will thatt itt ||be|| equally divided be- 
tweene the rest of my children which I here name. John 
Walden. Hannah Walden. Euth Walden. Naomi Walden, & 
Elizabeth Walden. If any of these my children dy before 
they come of Age to possess their portions. It shall be equally 
divided among the Survivinge If they all dy itt shall fall to 
the nearest of Kin And I make my Son Nathaniel Walden 
sole Excecutor of this my will & I desire my Loving friends 
Cap*: Thomas Fiske, & Charles Gott to oversee this my will. 
In witness whereof I have sett to my hand |jand Seale|| the 
day & yeare above written." 

Edward (his IX mark) Walden (seal) 



326 THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

Witness: Joseph Gerrish, Sarah (her S mark) Moulton. 

Proved in Salem court 25 : 4 : 1679, by the witnesses. 

Joseph Gerrish and John (his J mark) Abby, sr., testified 
Apr. 29, 1679, that Edward Waklen ordered the blotting out 
of the words that are blotted out in the will. 

Joseph Gerrish aged about 29 years, testified that he heard 
Edward Walden say he had done enough for his two daugh- 
ters, Mary and Thomasin already, and therefore saw meet to 
leave them out of his will. Sworn in court at Salem, 26:4: 
1679. 

Inventory of the estate of Edward Waldern, taken 20 : 4m : 
1679, by Thos. Fiske and Charles Gott : ten acres of land, 251i. ; 
twenty pownd Eemainding upon a Bill to be paid in fowre 
yers following, 201i. ; another Bill to be paid in 9 yers follow- 
ing, 171i. ; one Cowe, 31i. 16s.; one gun. Hi.; Cloathing, 2li. 
4s. ; Tramell & pothooks, 6s. 6d. ; one old kettle & one old ax, 
3s.; due from Samll. Fiske, 6s.; in Beding, Hi. 16s.; Bed- 
stead, 5s.; total, 711i. 16s. 6d. Debts due from the estate; to 
the Docter, 21i. 8s.; to John Fiske, 21i. 2s.; Goodwife "White, 
10s. ; Goodman Woodward, 5s. ; Goodman Pearce, 5s. ; John 
Waldeme, 10s.; Hannah Walderne in mony, 13s.; mony to 
Mr. Gerrish, 5s. ; Mr. Gerrish by Eate, 6s. 5d. ; Joseph Fowler, 
2s. ; total, 71i. 6s. 5d. 

Attested in Salem court 26:4: 1679, by Nathaniell Walden, 
the executor, and he is to pay to his sister Tamson 5 — out of 
the estate the debts to be paid first out of the whole estate. 

Essex County Quarterly Court Files, vol. 31, leaves 99, 100. 

Estate of George Gardner of Salem. 

"I Georg Gardner, lying very sick & weak : doe comend my 
soule into the hands of God through Jesus Christ, to whome 
I fly alone, as my all sufficient refuge, in this & all conditions, 
I may be in, yea death itselfe Secondly my body to Christian 
buriall first I bequeath unto my beloued wife Elizabeth Gard- 
ner, the incum of my part in the mills of Salem, duering her 
life, &: I doe give unto my wife abouesaid the rent of that 
land I bought, of Mr. Joseph ffitch, or the use of the money if 
he pay for it, according to contract, the terme of her life, 
againe I giue her the rent of that land I bought of John 
Terr}% during her life, & the two cowes, & two calves : & three 
swine, at home, for euer, as likewise the use of what house- 
hold stuff in my house is mine for the terme of her life, 2''' I 
giue unto my sonn Samuell Gardner, my house & land in 



THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 327 

which he now dwelleth, at Salem, with all my upland & 
meddow, in the south feild & my part of the mills after his 
mothers decease. And the farme & meddow, Thomas Gold 
lives upon after his mothers decease & the houseing & all ap- 
p'tenances thereto belonging 3'^ I give unto my sonn Ebenezer, 
all my houses & land, with all the app^tenances thereto be- 
longing : at hartf ord : & Windsor & simsbury after his mothers 
decease: likewise I give unto him p^'sently after my decease, 
that land lyeth by Mr. Babadg, & that acre of saltmarsh I 
had of my father foreuer 4'^ to my daughter Buttolph I giue 
three hundred pounds, of my debts owing me at conetticott, 
when they are gott in: & to my son Buttolph I give thirty 
pound he was Indebted to me at our last reckoning I mean 
the ballance of that acco*: was made in the Springe, 5'^ To 
my daughter Turner I doe give the house & land, they now 
live in, to him & her, theire natural! Hues, & then to whome 
of her children he shall give it after him, prouided he give it 
to one or more of her children, & three hundred pounds, of 
my debts at coneticott, as it can be got in, 6'y To my daughter 
Hathorne, I give three hundred poimds, of my debts at conet- 
ticott, as they can be gott in. But in case my sonne Ebenezer 
dy before he be marryed then the estate given him to be de- 
uided equally amongst the rest of my children And I like- 
wise give to my sonn Ebenezer, the rent of that farme Thomas 
Gold liueth on, duering his mothers life and doe giue unto 
my Brother Thomas Gardner, twenty pounds in prouissions, 
And I giue unto my two Cozens, mirriam Hascall & Susana 
Hill, fine pounds to each of them, money to be layed out by 
my sister Grafton, fine pounds now in household stuff, to 
mirriam, & fine pounds to Susana Hill at her marriage. 

"And I doe apoynt Samuell Gardner & Ebenezer my sonns 
to be my executors, & what remaineth after my debts be paid 
& legacies two parts to my sonn Samuell & one part Ebenezers 
and to my seruant Arrah I doe giue fine pounds when he 
hath serued my sonn Samuell fiue j'-eares : & then his time to 
be out. And I doe intreat my loueing friend Cap*: John 
Allen, to ouersee the pformance of this my will, whoe liueth at 
Hartford, to whom I giue fiue poimds : in token of my loue. 
And likewise I doe intreat my freind caleb Stanley to ouer- 
see the pformance of this my will, whoe liueth at conetti- 
cott, to whose two daughters I giue fifty shillings apeece And 
I desire my two loueing brothers, Thomas & Samuell Gardner, 
to oversee the pformance of my \^dll at Salem . . . That the 
aboue written is now my act & deed being in pfect memorye, 



328 THE PKOBATB RECORDS OP ESSEX COUNTT. 

I sett my hand this twenty one of July, one thousand six hun- 
dred seauenty nine." 

Greorge Gardner 

Witness: Thomas Gardner, Samuell Gttrdner, sr., Joseph 
Williams. 

Proved in Salem court Sept. 1, 1679, by two of the 
witnesses. 

Inventory of the estate of Lt. Greorge Gardner, taken Oct. 
17, 1679, by John Browne and John Higgenson, jr., and pre- 
sented by Samuell and Ebenezer Gardner : the dwelling house, 
bake house & out housing & the land they stand on & the land 
belonging & adjoyning to them now in possession of Samll. 
Gardner, 27011. ; a farm of about 400 acres of upland &. med- 
dow with the dwelling house & outhouseing upon it now in 
possession of Thomas Goold & in the towneship of Salem & 
12 acres of meddow lying in Redding bounds in possession of 
said Goold, 3201i. ; 13 acres upland & 2 acres of marsh or there 
abouts lying in the south feild, 601i. ; 1-8 part of the corne 
mill, lOOli. ; 1 acre of land neere the pen, 201i. ; a houselot 
next to Mr. Babadges, 14li. ; 1 house & the land belonging to 
it now in the possession of Habbacuck Turner, 901i. ; Dts. due 
to the estate from Mr. Samll. Shrimpton^ Mr. Arther Mason 

6 Mr. John Waite, about 15711. ; due to the estate in the hands 
of Samuell Gardner, Jun., about 58811.; severall small debts 
in Salem about 201i. ; 5 years service in a negro named Arow, 
lOli. ; an Indian servant^ lOli. ; pcell of household stuff in the 
possession of Samuell Gardner Jun. & wearing cloathea, 3211. 
14s. 2d. ; 1 cow in the possession of Thomas Goold, 31i. 10s. ; 

7 barrells of pork in the hand of Jon. Hathome, 171i. 10s. ; an 
acre of salt marsh by Strong water brooks, 201i. ; total, 163111. 
14s. 2d. Pcell of burnt sithes sold for about 3li. 

Attested in Salem court 30: 4m: 1680, by Mr. Samuell 
Gardner and Ebenezer Gardner to be a true inventory of 
their father's estate here in this colony, except what is en- 
tered in the inventory and given in and allowed of at the court 
in Hartford. 

Essex County Probate Records, vol. 301, pp. 143-145. 

Estate of Philip Fowler, Sr., of Ipsvv^ich. 

Administration upon the estate of Philip Fowler, intestate, 
was granted Sept. 30, 1679, unto his grandchild, Philip 
Fowler. 

Ipswich Quarterly Court Records, vol. 5, page 347. 



THE PROBATE RECORDS Or ESSEX COUNTY. 329 

Inventory of the estate of Phillip Fowler, Sr., taken July 
21, 1679, by Phillip Fowler, Jr., Simon Stace and Nicolas 
Wallis: 4 ould Cotts & an ould cloke, ILL ISs. ; A parsell of 
ould clothes. Hi. ; some ould stockena, 3 Capa, payer of gartars, 
5s.; A payer of ould gloves and an ould hate, 23.; two payer 
of drawerg, two old shirta, ISs.; two caps, two bands & three 
ould hankercher and also two ould neckclothea, 48. ; total, 311. 
Is. Debt due to the estate, 17s. 6d, 

Attested in Ipswich court Sept. 30, 1679, by Phillip Fowler, 
administrator of tlie estate of Phillip Fowler, Sr. 

Essex County Probate Files, Docket 10,073. 

Estate of Paul White of Newbuey. 

"In the name of god amen : I Paul White of Newbery in y* 
County of Essex in New England Marrinor being att psent of a 
sound minde and memory and in competent helth of body : yet 
Considering my great age, and the many infirmities accom- 
paning y* same, and not knowing how soon my change may 
bee, haue thought it meet, and doe accordingly make this my 
last will and testament, in manner and forme following: 
Imprs : I bequeath and resigne my soule into the hands of 
god that gaue it and my body to be decently interred in y* 
earth from whence it was taken, in hope & firme assurance of 
ye pdon of all my sins & of a blessed and happy resurrection 
through y® alone merritt & mediation, of my Lord and sauiou' 
Jesus Christ. And as for my worldly goods and outward es- 
tate, whether real Psonall or mixt of what kind or nature soe 
euer they be (my just debts & funerall expences being dis- 
charged) I giue and bequeath wholy and absolutely and euery 
part and parcell thereof, unto my dear and louing wife Anne : 
White to be ordered & disposed of by her, as she in her wis- 
dome & discretion shall think meet Whoe alsoe I doe hereby 
make my sole Executrix of this my last will and testament. 
I should haue giuen some Legacies to y® children of my s** dear 
wife and in pticular to my daughter Mary y* -wife of M"^ 
Thomas Woodbridge but that I haue formerly largely testi- 
fied my loue towards him in full satisfaction (as I intended 
& declared) of what he might expect from me, upon any ac- 
count or consideration whatsoeuer & for y* rest of my dear 
wiues children, I leaue it freely to her, to doe for them as she 
shall judge meet hereby making voyde all former wills, writ- 
ings or ingagements of this kinde : In wittness whereof I haue 
hereunto sett my hand and seal this fourteenth day of August, 



330 THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

in y* year of o"" Lord one thousand six hundred and seuenty 
four." 

Paul (his A mark) White, (seal) 

Witness: Dudley Bradstreet, Richard Lowle. 

Attested Aug. 27, 1679, by Richard Lowle (he being not 
able to travel), before Jo. Woodbridge, Com., and in Ipswich 
court, Sept. 30, 1679, by Mr. Dudley Bradstreet. 

Inventory of the estate of Capt. Paull ^\^lite, taken Sept. 1, 
1679, by Tho. Woodbridge and Wm. Chandler: In the Parlor, 
Bed, Bedsteed, Bolster, pillowes. Curtains & vallance, lOli. ; 
A good trundle Bed with all Furniture, 61i.; A close stoole 
with a pewter pan, 15s.; 1 Iron Bound Case of Bottles, 5s.; 
1 Larg pair Cast Andirons, Hi. 8s. ; 1 Great table & six Joyn 
stools. Hi. 12s.; 1 small table & Four great chairs, 17s.; 5 
Cushins, 1 Rushy carpett, Fire pan & tongs, Hi. 8s.; 1 chest 
and Box, &c., 15s.; 1 screan, 2 window Curtains & Cubbard 
cloth, 6s. ; his wearing clothes, 201i. ; His House and Land & 
all outhouses, 30011.; 96 Acres Land att haverill, 751i. ; 5 
Acress more, 121i. ; 108 Acress more Land att Emsbury, 601i. ; 
1 Negrow, 301i. ; All the goods in the shop, 53li, Goods in the 
ware house celler ; 8 pd. Butter & -4 emptv Butts, Hi. ; wines 
and Salting troff & 3 old Cask, 131i. 3s.^ In the Haull or 
great kittchin : 1 great table, 2 Joyn stooles, 4 chairs, 1 cushin, 
15s.; 13 pewter Dishes, 3 Bassons, 16 plates, 41i. Is. 6d. ; 9 
porringer, 1 Flaggon, 3 pewter tankards, Hi. lis.; 1 pr. 
Candlestick, 2 ale quarts, 13s.; wine qt., 2 wine pints, 1-2 
pints, gill, &c., 15s.; 5 Sawcers, 2s. 6d. ; 1 Still & 3 chamber 
potts, 21i. 2s. 6d. ; 5 larg Brass kettles, 3 Brass skillitts, 4li. 
18s.; 1 warming pan, Bras scumer. Bell mettle skillitt, 16s.; 
1 Brass morter & pestle & basting Ladle, 4s. ; 1 pair Iron And- 
irons, 3 Iron potts, &c., 21i. ; Tramell, spits & one Fender, 
16s.; 1 drippin pan, Frying pan & choping kniffe, 12s.; 3 
smothing irons, 2 pair tongs. Firepan & Bellowes, 10s. ; 1 lorn 
morter. 1 Lamp, fleshook, 2 pails & 1 pipkin, 14s. ; 7 earthen 
potts, 2 pans, 1 great bason, 2 dishes & 2 potts, 9s. ; 2 pans, 
1 pipkin & 1 salt celler, Is. ; 6 larg puddin pans, larg drippin 
pan, 14s. ; 1 Collinder, 1 Lanthom, 1 Breadgi'ate, 6s. ; Flesh 
plate, Aple Roster, candle box, Funell & candlesticks, 6s. 6d. ; 
tin ware, trenchers, diat pan, sauce panne. Basting ladles and 
divers others, 12s. In the millhouse : The mault mil], 1 percell 
off Briks, 4 cask & 4 sives, 31i. 10s. ; to the third part off the 
sawmill att Emsbury, 231i. ; in the parlor Chest, Five Fine 
pillobccs. Hi. ; 4 pair Fine sheets, 2 Fine towles, 41i. 14s. ; 



THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 331 

money, plate & silver Buttons in a small trunk, 91i. 8s. 6d. In 
the trunk in the Parlor Chamber : one Doss, new diaper Nap- 
kins, 20 Gotten & Linen Napkins, 2 doss. 4 more, 23 more 
Cors, 6 Fine towles & 4 pillobers, 9 Linen sheets, 3 large 
diaper tablecloth and Fine holland in the chest, 17li. 16s. 
In the chest in the haU Chamber: 11 pair Cors sheets, nine 
table clothes, 10 towles, 6 pair pilobees, 17 cors Napkins, 81i. 
15s. In the warehouse: 4000 sugar, 1 Barrill beeff, 2 hhd. 
salt, 1-2 Tun. mellossoss, 188 Gall. Rum at 2s., 1 pair Larg 
stilliards, 6 Cask, 12 Iron hoops, 1 Adds, &c., 34li. 8s. In 
the parlor Chamber: 1 hie Bedsteed, curtains, vallences, two 
Cups, 5 silver spoons. Andirons, dogg, 1 trunk & chest. 151i. 
14s. In the kitchin chamber: 1 Feather bed, curtain & val- 
lans. Rugs, Blanketts & four chests, 81i. 16s. In the Garrett 
over the kittchin : 1 bed and Furniture, meal trough, 4 Bush, 
meale, Feathers, salt, 3 bags, 3 old Cask, 1 Rug, baskett, over 
the porch, 1 Flock Bed, Bolster, Rugs & over the parlor cham- 
ber 30 pd. cotten, 2 Bags, 1 hanswa, 3 guns, 1 hamer, 1 Reell, 
Bandeleers, 1 kneeding tub & bovle in all, llli. 6s. 6d. In the 
Cellar under the house, 3 Barrills of beer, 5 old tubs with 
sope & grease, whaleboan & provisions, 61i. 10s. In the still 
house: 1 still worm & tub, 1 Brass Coper, 4 old Butts, 1 
wheele, 2 Firkins, 1 tub in the old house, one but, 1 hhd., bed- 
sack, 1 chair, an old sadle, hops, in the yard, 4 cord of wood, 
1 beetle, 3 wedges, 3 axes, 1 spade, shovell and how, 25li. 10s. 
In the old shop : 84 Gall. Rum, 4 hhd., 2 Barrills, 1 old still 
with part of a worm, 1 chest, ammunition and other small 
things, 161i. 2s.; 2 great bibles & the Rest of his Printed 
Books in number 24, 21i. 12s.; 1 percell of yarn, gimblets, 
cards, tapborers, glass bottles, stone jugs, wheat, Indeon and 
Rye, '91i. 13s.; total, 808011. 5s. Id.; Book debts, 105011.; 
total, 193511. 5s. Id.; To the estate in Barbadoss, lOOli. Due 
in money to be paid out of the estate, 12011. 

Attested in Ipswich court Sept. 30, 1679, by Mrs. Ann 
White, executrix of the estate of her husband. 

"[torn] John wheed of Amesbury pay or cause 

to be payd to John Weed three pound sixteen shillings 

either in ye pine board att ye new Mill at Almsbury w*'* 

in fower ye date hereof or so much Indian corne good 

condicond to be prized by indifferent men att ye sd 

Weeds now dwelling house in ALmsbur}' aforesd, & shall also 

deliver unto ye sd Weed that corne Capt. White 

tooke from him by virtue of an execucon upon 
against liim by ye County Court held att Salisbury in 



332 THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

Aprill 1607 yt ye in before any sute was comenct 

Eg* ye abouesd p''mises being according to this agre 

part pformed to bee a finall end & issue different 

between them concerning all accounts/' 

Paul (his A mark) White. 
Witness : Edward Woodman, Tho. Bradbury, Wm. Chandler. 
Essex County Probate Files, Docket 29,616. 

Estate of John Wright of Newbury,* 

Whereas John Wright late of Newbury died at sea, intes- 
tate, and administration being granted unto Edward Bragg 
of the estate, and he bringing in an inventory of 401i., and 
soli, being the remainder after the expenses were paid, and 
there now appearing John Wright, the son of the aforesaid 
John, demanding of the estate, the court at Ipswich Sept. 30, 
1679, ordered said Bragg to pay him the 201i. and revolves 
the administration upon said Wright, and Edward Bragg is 
discharged. 

Ipswich Quarterly Court Records, vol. 5, page 348. 

Estate of Patrick Ewing of (Rowley?). 

John Kent of Newbury being lately a voyage at sea in Mr. 
Richard Dole's ship, whereof Patrick Ewing was master, and 
said Kent mate, upon their returning home said Patrick 
Ewing fell overboard and was drowned, and ye said Kent 
being then master, with ye first opportunity applied to this 
court desiring letters of administration, which were granted 
Nov, 11, 1679, and he bound himself in ye sum of 
forty pounds to administer according to law. 

Salisbury Quarterly Court Records, vol. 2, leaf 74. 

Inventory of the estate of Patrick Ewing, who died at sea 
in the ship Hopwell, taken Nov. 19, 1679, by George Hewes 
and Stephen Greenlef: one payer of Rough Sieves, Is. 6d. ; 
1 1-2 yd, of dowlas, 3s, ; 6 neckcloths, 6s, ; 2 payer of drawers, 
5s, ; 4 shirts, 14s, ; 3 ould silke Neck cloaths, 4s, ; 1 whit Jackit, 
28, ; 2 blew shirts, one payer of drawers, 6s. ; 1 Carpit, 6s, ; 1 
Coate and briches, 10s, ; one Cloath Sute, Hi. 10s, ; 4 payer of 
stockins, 7s.; 1 payer of ould silke drawers, 3s,; 1 ould See 
Gowne, 14s. ; 1 ould silk wascoat, 2s, ; 6 ould Hancarchef s, 3s, ; 
1 Spoon silver and payer of buttons, 7s, ; fore stalfe and gunter 
scale, compases, lis,; one Calebash tipt with silver, 21i, ; To 

*Se« ante, vol. 1, page 276; vol. 2, page 317. 



THE PROBATE EECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 333 

sea books, 5s. ; one Hatt, 4s. ; 18 glas bottles, 6s. ; one bl. of 
Eum ct. 30 gl., 31i. ; one bl. of Suger, 31i. 10s. ; one sea Chest, 
8s.; total, 161i. 7s. 6d. 

Attested at Rowley, Nov. 20, 1679, by John Kent, adminis- 
trator of the estate of Patrick Ewing, before Daniel Denison 
and Nath. Saltonstall. 

Essex County Probate Files, Docket 9,177. 

Estate of Clement Jakmin of Salisbury. 

I 

The court held at Salisbury, Nov. 11, 1679, authorized Mrs. 
Abbigail WTieeler to take up the debts due unto Clement Jar- 
min of Salisbury, deceased, and pay the charges of his burial 
and if there be anything left she is to present it to the Salis- 
bury court next, but if the debts due will not amount to the 
discharging of his burial, then the town of Salisbury is to 
make it up. 

Salisbury Quarterly Court Records, vol. 2, leaf 74. 

Estate of Ephraim Davis of Haverhill. 

Administration upon the estate of Ephraim Davis, late of 
Haverhill, was granted ISTov. 11, 1679, unto Mary Davis, the 
widow, and Thomas Johnson her brother, upon their request, 
who gave bond of 41i. and they to bring in an inventory to the 
next court. 

Salisbury Quarterly Court Records, vol. 2, leaf 73. 

Inventory of the estate of Ephrim Davis, taken Mar. 26, 
1680, by Henry Palmer and Danyell Kendrick; an old house 
and a new frame of a house, lOli. ; household stufe and beding, 
31i. ; his weareing clothes, 21i. ; hemp and flax unbrakt, 10s. ; 
12 pound of cotten woole, 12s. ; sheeps wool and yearne. Hi. ; 
two gunes, 21i. ; three cowes, 121i. ; one old horse, 21i. lOs. ; 
one colt, 21i, ; one sow and two pigs. Hi. 10s. ; 14 sheepe and 
4 lambs given by will, 71i. ; one oxe, 51i. ; two heifers, 41i. ; 
two calves, 21i. ; the priveledges of two ox commons and three 
cow commans given him by his father, 201i. ; 35 akers of land 
lying above his house, lOOli. ; about 5 or 6 akers of land given 
to him by his father upon his will which joined to Ephrims 
other land in ye Plaine, 181i. ; a parcel of meadow in the east 
meadow given to Ephrim upon his fathers will, lOli.; one 
cow more given to him by his father upon his will, 41i. ; total, 
1971i. 2s. 

Attested in Ipswich court Mar. 30, 1680, by Thomas John- 



334 THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUMTY. 

son and Mary Davis, administrators to the estate of Ephraim 
Davis. 

The depts which are chalinged from the estate of Ephram 
Davis : Mr. Davison, 3li. 18s. ; Docktor Doell, 21i. ; John Ad- 
kasin. Hi. 10s.; Joseph Knight, Hi. 15s.; Mistres WTiite, 2li. 
5s. ; Peeter Ayers, Hi. 10s. ; John Grifin, Hi. ; Danel Hendreks 
40s, as he sayes, he says he has a bil for it which is of 2-4 years 
standing and never demanded til now, 2li. ; William Sargent, 
Hi. 10s.; Deken Goodhue, 6li. ; Thomas Johnson, 41i. 10s.; 
John Callam, 12s. ; Andrew Grely, Hi. ; total, 291i. 10s. Dept 
payd from the estat, 261i. 5s. Signed, Thomas Johnson, Mary- 
Davis. Essex County Probate Files, Docket 7,239. 

Mary Davis, relict and administratrix to the estate of 
Ephraim Daves, moving to the court for a settlement of his 
estate, and a determination of her claim of six or seven acres 
of land which James Davis claims, this court, Sept. 28, 1680, 
leaves the widow to her liberty until the next court to move 
for a settlement of the estate, and that then the administra- 
tors to the estate may, if they please, make use of the law to 
sue for that land which she claims. 

Ipswich Quarterly Court Records, vol. 5, page 360. 

For the settlement of the estate of Ephraim Davis of Hav- 
erhill, the court at Ipswich, 27:7:'l681, ordered that the 
eldest son Stephen shall have 141i. for his double portion, 
and the rest of the children, Ephraim, Thomas, Jonathan, 
Mary, Susanna and Hannah, 71i. each, when they come to 
age, or shall by law choose guardians, and the rest of the es- 
tate to be to the widow and administrators for payment of 
debts and her part, the land to stand bound for security. 

Essex County Prolate Files, Docket 7,239. 

In answer to the petition of Thomas Johnson and Mary 
Davis of Haverhill, administrators to the estate of Ephraim 
Davis of Haverhill, court July 8, 1685, granted them power 
to sell so much land belonging to the estate as shall be neces- 
sary for the ends proposed. 

Mass. Bay Colony Records, vol. 5, page 490. 

Hannah (her h mark) Davise acknowledged Mar. 24, 
1695-6, the receipt from her brother Stephen Davice, both of 
Haverhill, of seven pounds in money and goods, being her 
portion of the estate of her father, Ephraim Davis of Haver- 
hill. Witness: Josiah Gage, Christopher Hallett. 

Thomas (his f mark) Davis of Norwich, Ct., acknowledged 
May 25, 1717, the receipt from his brother Stephen Davis of 



THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 335 

Haverhill, of seven pounds, being his part of the estate of his 
father, Ephraim Davis of Haverhill. Witness : Samuell 
Luthry, Jonathan Davis. 

Ephraim Davis of Canterbury, Ct., acknowledged May 37, 
1717, the receipt from his brother Stephen Davis of Haver- 
hill, of seven pounds, being his portion of the estate of 
Ephraim Davis of Haverhill. Witness: Elisha Paine, John 
Dyar. 

The subscribers upon request made to them by their mother 
Mary Davis, on the account of their not buying any lands of 
her, being .already to them tendered, give her free liberty to 
sell to any person. Signed Jan. 18, 1719-20, Jeremiah (X) 
Rideout. Witness : Joseph (his/ mark) Psasle, Amos Singel- 
terry. 

The request as above, signed and sealed April 13, 1720, 
by John Kezar, Judith Kezar. Witness: Enoch Sawyer, Ju- 
dith Hook. 

The request as above, signed April 15, 1720, by Patince 
(her A mark) Daves, wife of Ep. Davis. Witness: Samuel 
(his K mark) Kinne. Jaini (her X mark) Mor. 

Essex Couniy Prolate Files, Docket 7,239. 

Estate of Eoger Conant of Salem. 

"The Last will & testament of Roger Conant dated the first 
day of the first monlh 1677 I Roger Conant aged about eightie 
fine yeares being of perfit understanding though weake & 
feeble in body doe heerby declare my will and minde wherein 
in the first place I doe bequeath my soule unto God that 
gaue it k my body to the graue in hope of a blessed Resurrec- 
tion : & for my outward estate & goods I giue unto my Sonne 
Exercise one hundred & fortie acres of Land lyeing neere ad- 
joyning unto the new towne of Dunstable as part of two hun- 
dred acres granted me by the Generall Court also I giue & be- 
queath unto him ten acres of Land next adjoyning unto his 
present homelot and land Lying by the side of william 
Dodgeses his land & butts one the land of Thomas Herrick: 
also I giue him two acres of marsh at the south End of the 
great pond by whenham or if my daughter Elizabeth Conant 
will Exchang to haue so much at the great marsh neere wen- 
ham: also I giue him my swamp at the head of the railes 
which is it undevided betwixt me and Benjamin Balch ad- 
joyning unto william Dodgeses' swamp : also I giue him my 
portion of land Lying by Henry Haggats on wenham side: 



336 THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

now out of this forementioned Land he is to paye seaven 
pound toward tlie discharge of such Legassis as I haue giuen 
& bequeathed according as is heere after set down More I 
giue unto my grand child John Conant sonne of Roger Con- 
ant ten acres of Land adjoyning to his twenty acres by the 
great ponds side he paying twenty pounds for the same to- 
wards the payment of legassis as after mentioned more I 
giue unto mj grand child Joshua Conant seaventeen acres of 
Land Lying by the south side of the great marsh neer wenham 
and bounding unto the land of Pet^r woodbery: and the rest 
to returne to my Executor. 

"Also I giue unto my daughter Sarah two acres of Land 
lying between the head of the railes & Isack Hull his ground 
as part of six acres twixt me and Benjamine Balch this to her 
and 1 1 her 1 1 children also sixtie acres of Land out of my farm 
granted me by the generall Court neere the new town of Duns- 
table I giue and bequeath into the hands of Captain Roger 
Clap of the castle neer Dorchester for the use of a daughter 
of one M""'^ Pits deseased whose daughter now Liueth in Culli- 
ton a town in Devon in old England & is in lue for certaine 
goods sold for the said M""** Pits in London and was there to 
be paid many yeares since but it is alleged was neuer paid and 
the foresaid Captaine Clap to giue a discharge as there at- 
turny according as he is impowered and intrusted in theire 
behalfe further more as legassis I doe giue unto my sonne 
Lot his ten children twenty poimds to be equally devided to 
my daughter sarahs children to John fine pound to the foure 
daughters fiue pound between them To my daughter Mary 
Dodge her self fiue pound and fiue pound to her fiue children 
equally devided To Exercise his children fourp pound 
betwixt them To adonirum Veren three pound and 
to his sister Hannah twenty shillings and her two chil- 
dren each ten shillings. To my Cosen Mary Veren wife to 
Hellier Veren three pound as also three pound unto the 
daughters of my Cosen Jane Mason deceased to be devided 
amongst them including Loue Steeuens her children a share 
my wearing apparrill I giue and houshold impelments not 
otherwise disposed of and my gray horse and cattle to my 
sonne Exercise one sheep I giue to Rebacka Connant my 
grand child and one sheep to Mary Leech. 

"And whereas there remains in my hands a certaine portion 
of cattle belonging unto on m' Dudeny in England and by him 
assigned unto his nephew Richard Conant valued at twenty 
fiue pounds and now left in the hands of my sonne Exercise 



THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 337 

Conant that there be a rendering up of such cattle or theire 
valuation mentioned unto, the said Richard Conant upon sea- 
sonable demaund he giueing a full discharge for the same And 
furtlier my will is that my sonne Exercise be my Executor to 
this my will and Testament and for further help in seeing 
these things performed I desire my sonne William Dodge and 
my grandchild John Conant senior to be overseears of the 
same. In -witness whereof I haue heerunto sett my hand the 
day and yeare aboue written." 

Soger (his R C mark) Conant (seal) 

Witness : John Bennet, Benjamin Balch. 

Proved in Salem court 25: 9m: 1679, by the witnesses. 

Inventory of the estate of Roger Conant, taken Nov. 24, 
1679, by John Rayment and William Rayment: 200 Acors of 
land, 601i. ; Liing at Dimstable not improved mor land sould 
to Elizabeth Conant & not payd for, 401i. ; mor land 10 acors, 
201i.; land 10 Acors, 201i.; land 23 Acors, 591i.; 2 Acors of 
medow, lOli. ; 2 Acors of land, 51i. ; swampy land, Hi.; more 
land, Hi.; 2 cows and a hors, lOli. ; more cattell, 151i. ; 4 
sheep. Hi. 10s. ; a bed & fumytur, 51i. ; wareing closse and 
linin, 91i. ; a Chest, trunck and box, Hi. ; other things. Hi. ; 
total, 25811. 10s. 

Attested in Salem court 28 : 9m : 1679, by Exercise Conant, 
the executor. 

Essex County Quarterly Court Files, vol. 32, leaves 25, 26. 

Estate of Isaac Goodale of Salem. 

Administration upon the estate of Isaac Goodell, intestate, 
was granted 25 : 9m: 1679, mito Patience, the relict, and John 
Pease, sr. An inventory being brought in and sworn to by said 
Patience it was allowed, and the land to stand bound for se- 
curity, that they administer according to law. 

Salem Quarterly Court Records, vol. 6, leaf 4. 

Inventory of the estate of Isacke Goodale, taken Oct. 23, 
1679, by Nathaniel Felton and Job Swinerton : his dwellinge 
house and orchard and the land thereunto belonginge, 13011.; 
five acres and a halfe of fresh meadow, llli.; 4 Cowes, 12li. ; 
2 yearelings and vantage, 31i. ; 1 horse, 10s. ; 6 s^vine 1 yeare 
old & 6 piggs, 7li. 10s. ; 50 busheles Indian Corne, 71i. 10s. ; 2 
busheles of Rye, 8s. ; 1 musket, 1 Rapier, powder and bullets. 
Hi. 10s. ; on bed and bolster, 2 payre of sheets, an old Rug & 
blanket, some wollen and linnen yarne, 51i. ; 2 Iron pots, a 



338 THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

warminge pan, a fryinge pan, & a payre of pot hooks, Hi. 15s. ; 
2 Chests, Hi.; his wearinge Apparel, 51i. ; 3 old axes, 3 
■wedges, a Reape hooke, 2 sythes, 2 augers, 2 ehissels, a gouge 
and drawinge knife, a hand saw. Hi. ; a payre of Gardes & 
smoothinge Iron and a hammer, 4s. ; two trayes and a Chume, 
2 payles, two selves, a linnen and wollen wheele, some wood- 
den platters, tubs and old Lumber, 21i. ; 4 load of hay & other 
fodder, 31i. ; total, 19211. 7s. Isack Groodale Dr. to Job Swin- 
erton, Hi. 6s. 4d. ; Jon. Cromwell, Hi. 13s. 1 l-3d. ; Nich. Dur- 

rall. Hi. 12s.; Jon. Pease, sr., 8s.; Jon. Pease, jr., 5s.; 

Golthrite, 3s. 6d. ; Capt. George Corwin, 10s. 6d.; Joseph 

Huch, Hi. 5s.; John Pease, sr., Hi.; Zaek Godle, 4s. 6d. ; 

Wilem benat, 6s.; total, 81i. 13s. lid. 

Attested in Salem court 27 : 9 : 1679, by the administrators, 

Essex County Quarterly Court Files, vol. 32, leaf 27. 

Patience, relict of Isaack Goodell, and administratrix of 
his estate, desiring a settlement of the estate, and the court 
understanding there are five children, ordered 30:9m: 1680, 
that when the debts are paid the whole estate to remain in the 
widow^s hand for the bringing up of the children, and to pay 
to the eldest son 12li. and the rest of the children 61i. each, 
when they come to age or marriage, the rest of the estate to be 
to the sole use of the widow, the land to stand bound for 
security. Salem Quarterly Court Records, vol. 6, leaf 12. 

Citation dated June 12, 1693, to Patience Stimpson, alias 
Goodale, administratrix on the estate of Isaac Goodale, to give 
an account of her administration on which it appears that she 
hath not completed the same, and whereas John Pease who 
was joined with her in the administration is dead, adminis- 
tration is granted to Isaac Goodale, eldest son of the deceased. 
Essex County Probate Records, vol. 303, page 183. 

Bond of Patience (her Q mark) Stimpson and Isaac 
(his mark) Goodale, both of Salem, with John How and 
Samuel (his A mark) Abbey, of Salem and Topsfield, as 
sureties, in the sum of 20011., for administration on the es- 
tate of Isaac Goodale of Salem. Signed and sealed, June 12, 
1693. Witness: Stephen Sewall, Peg., Thomas Flint. 

Essex County Probate Files, Docket 11,115. 

Acquittance of Abigaile Goodale unto her brother Isaac 
Goodale, of all debts and legacies due to her from her father's 
estate. Dated Salem Village, Nov. 6, 1696. Witness: John 
Walcott, Samll. Abbey. 



THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 339 

Zachariah Goodale, acknowledged Jan. 23, 1698-9, the 
receipt from Patience Stimson and Isaac Goodale, adminis- 
trators on the estate of Isaac Goodale late of Salem, of about 
ten acres of land, being his portion of his father's estate. 
Witness: Zachary ^Vhite, Steph. Sewall. 

John Goodale, acknowledged Oct. 22, 1705, the receipt 
from Patience Stimson and Isaac Goodale, administrators on 
the estate of Isaac Goodale, deceased, of six pounds in money, 
being his portion of his father's estate. Witness: Zachary 
Goodale, John Wollcott. 

Acknowledged in Salem court Feb. 11, 1708-9, by Zachary 
Goodale, John Walcott and Zachariah White. 

Essex County Probate Records, vol. 313, page 4. 

Guardianship of John Whittier. 

John ^\'^litteere came into court, 25 :9m: 1679, and chose 
Thomas West to be his guardian, which was allowed. 

Salem Quarterly Court Records, vol. 6, leaf 2. 

Estate of Mrs. Arabella Norman. 

Administration upon the estate of Arrabella Norman, was 

granted 25 :9m: 1679, to her son John Norman, and he 

was bound in lOOli. to bring in an inventory to the next court. 

Salem Quarterly Court Records, vol. 6, leaf 2. 

John Norman, administrator to the estate of his mother 
Arabella Norman, presented an inventory 29 : 4m: 1680. 

Salem Quarterly Court Records, vol. 6, leaf 9. 

Inventory of the estate that Arabella Norman died pos- 
sessed of Nov. 23, 1679, as administratrix to the estate of her 
husband John Norman, taken by Jeremiah Neale and Thomas 
West: 1 fether bed & bolster, 31i. 10s., 2 pr. sheets, 30s., 1 
rugg, 23s., 61i. 3s. ; 2 pr. pillowbeers & pillowes, 12s., wearing 
apparell, 41i., 41i. 12s.; 2 pr. pillowbeers & table linen, 15s., 
2 Iron potts & Iron scillett, 18s., Hi. 13s.; warming pan & 
some pewter dishes, 16s.; brass skillett, 2s., 1 pr. doggs Irons, 
spitt & 1 pr. tongs, 15s., 17s.; house & barne, oarchard & all 
ye land adjoyning to it, 301i. ; ten acres of upland upon ye 
neck & 2 acres of salt marsh, 401i. ; 1 acre of salt marsh at 
Ketle Cove, 71i. ; the remaining part of 400 acres of land 
granted by the towne of Salem to 8 men his pt., 501i. ; 2 
cowes & a steere, 91i., 1 swine, 15s., 91i. 15s.; total, 1501i. 16s. 



340 THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

The above estate is indebted for this six years, 461i. 

Presented and attested in Salem court July 1, 1680, by 
John Xorman, administrator of the estate. 

Essex County Probate Records, vol. 301, page 165. 

Guardianship of John Breed of Lynn. 

John Bread, son of John Breade, chose Thomas Xewall 
and John Putnam to be his guardians, which was allowed 
25 :9m: 1679. 

Salem Quarterly Court Records, vol. 6, leaf 2. 

Estate of William Lake of Salem. 

Administration upon the estate of William Lake, intestate, 
was granted 25:9m: 1679, unto Ann, the relict of William, 
who was to bring in an inventory to the next court held at 
Salem. The house she dwells in with all the land adjoining 
to stand bound for security. 

Salem Quarterly Court Records, vol. 6, leaf 3. 

Inventory of the estate of Mr. William Lake, taken June 
26, 1680, by Edward Mowle and Francis Neale, sr. : the hous- 
ing and Land, llOli. ; Bedding, Boulster, sheet, Euggs, & 
blanketts in ye Little Eoome, 61i. 4s.; Beding, Boulsters, 
sheetes, Euggs and Blanketts in ye chamber, 51i. 12s. ; Bed, 
Boulster, blanketts, sheets, pillow, Eugg, old Curtaines & a 
Bedstead in ye Great Eoome, 61i. 13s.; halfe a Douzen of 
Joynt stooles, lis.; a Eound Table, 12s.; a paire of Andirons, 
Hi. ; Bedstead & Trundlebed in ye chamber. Hi. 15s. ; 13 old 
chaires, 16s. 3d.; one Chist in the chamber, 3s. 6d. ; one chist 
more, 12s. ; 8 Boxes, 7s. ; one Trunk, 10s. ; one small old Chist, 
4s.; two Cuppboards, 3s.; one paire of old Andirons & a 
small paire of Dogges, 10s. ; Fier Tongs & a fyer shovell, 8s. ; 
two Gridirons & a chaffing Dish all old, 5s. ; two Haikes, 7s. ; 
a Jack & a spitt, 12s. ; 3 Iron potts, one Iron kettle & a frying 
pan. Hi. 10s. ; 3 pair of pott hookes, a flesh hook, one Douzen 
of Iron skewers, 6s. ; 2 small Brass skilletts & a kettle, 12s. ; 
scales and a paire of stilliards, 9s. ; a Callico cuppboard cloth, 
2 old cushings and a few Glasses, 3s. ; pewter, 81i. ; Tinn ware, 
10s. ; Earthen ware, 10s. ; a Carpett, 10s. ; 3 old Tables small, 
10s. ; Nine pair of sheetes, 51i. 5s. ; 4 Tableclothes & 4 Cupb- 
bord clothes, Hi. 6s.; 68 Napkins, 411. 6s.; pillowbeers, 14s.; 
Tooles, Hi. ; wheele and a small Looking Glass, 7s. ; a furnace,' 
21i. ; a Mashing Tubb, Tubbs, old barrels and Bucketts, 21i. ; 



THE PROBATE KECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. '341 

a Grindstone, 6s. ; a Sow and piggs, Hi. 10s. ; timber to work 
Upp, 15s.; total, 1711i. 12s. 9d. Debts due from the estate 
to Deacon Goodhew, 6011.; Mr. William Brown, jr., lOli. 
Captaine John Corwin, 711. ; Mr, John Cromwell, oil. 8s. Id. 
Mr. Thomas Ives, llli. 13s. 5d.; Mr. Hurst, lOli.; Mr. 
Knights of Newberie, 311. ; total, 10711. Is. 6d. 

xlttested in Salem court July 1, 1680, by Ann the relict and 
administratrix. When the debts are paid the estate to remain 
in the Avidow's hands for the bringing up of the two children, 
Abigaile and Mary, who are to be paid lOli. each, at age or 
marriage. The house and land to stand bound for the pay- 
ment of the children's portions. 

Essex County Quarterly Court Files, vol. 33, leaf 105. 

GUAKDIANSHIP OF JOHN BkOWN OF SaLEM. 

John Browne son of John Browne, deceased, came into 
court 25: 9m: 1679, and chose John Browne his grandfather, 
to be his guardian, which was allowed. 

Salem Quarterly Court Records, vol. 6, leaf 3. 

Steephen Haskett and John Williames testified that Mr. 
John Browne of Salem took possession of the remainder of 
that land which was formerly the land of John Browne, jr., 
deceased, after the execution was satisfied for Hannah Bro\vme 
relict of James Browne, and likewise a piece of land of said 
John Browne's which he bought of Job Hilliard, and lyeth 
near adjourning to the house which said John Browne, deceased, 
formerly lived in; these two peices taken possession of by 
John Browne, sr., in behalf of John Browne son of John 
Browne, deceased, as his guardian. Signed Dec. 29, 1679. 
Acknowledged in Salem court 30 : 4m : 1680. 

Salem Quarterly Court Records, vol. 6, leaf 9. 

Estate of Jacob Preston of Salem. 

Jacob Presson being cast away at sea, the court 25:9m: 
1679, granted administration upon his estate to John Preston, 
who gave bond of 201i., and to bring in an inventory to the 
next court at Salem. 

Salem Quarterly Court Records, vol. 6, leaf 3. 

Inventory of the estate of Jacob Preston, who in all prob- 

abilitie hath been departed this life for these severall months 

' haveing bin wanting about nine or tenn months, gon forth in 

a small Ketch upon a Fishing designe to ye eastward & never 



342 THE PROBATE RECORDS OF E3SEX COUNTY. 

yet returned nor certainly heard of, his goods presented by 
Thomas Preston and appraised in Salem, June 30, 1680, by 
Eichard Croade and John King: a chest with a Lock & Key, 
6s. ; one Hatt, 4s. ; an old paire of Breeches, 6s. ; A new red 
cloath wastcoate, 15s.; A paire of dowlas drawers, 4s.; a paire 
of cotton & L>Tinen drawers little worne, 3s.; one yard & 
half of holland, 7s. 6d. ; A genting neck cloath. Is.; due to 
the estate per Levy Preston, 21i. 5s. ; Samuel Preston, Hi. 5s. ; 
total, 51i. 16s. 6d. The estate is debtor; to Mr. ISTehemiah 
Willowby, 13s. 1 l-2d. ; Nathaniel Ingerson, 7s.; Sarah 
Traske, Hi.; Symon Home, 12s.; Benjamin Home, 12s.; 
Thomas Preston, 21i. 4s.; total, 51i. 8s. 1 l-2d. Unresolved 
how ye accot. stands between Mr. Willim Bowditch & ye 
abovesaid Jacob Preston, Thomas Preston haveing don his 
best endeavor to have had a settlement but cannot as yet at- 
tain e it. 

Attested in Salem court July 1, 1680, by John Preston, ad- 
ministrator. 

Essex County Quarterly Court Files, vol. 33, leaf 106. 

Estate op John Neal of Salem. 

Administration upon the estate of John Neale, was granted 
25: 9m: 1679, unto Ann his relict, who is to bring in an in- 
ventory, and said Ann and Andrew Mansfeild and Jeremiah 
Neale stand bound in 201i. that she shall administer accord- 
ing to law. 

Salem Quarterly Court Records, vol. 6, leaf 3. 

An Neale, relict and administratrix of John Neale, pre- 
sented an inventory to the court, June 29, 1680, who see 
cause to respite the ordering of the estate until the next court 
held at Salem, she to appear and fully perfect the inventory. 
Salem Quarterly Court Records, vol. 6, leaf 7. 

Inventory of the estate of John Xeale of Salem, who de- 
parted this' life Nov. 11, 1679, taken Nov. 24, 1679, by John 
Pickering and John Norman : one Fether Bed, Boulster, Bed- 
stead & Curtains, 51i. 5s. ; two Rugs, two Blanckets, Hi. 14s. ; 
one Trundle Bedstead, two Blanckets, one Rugg, Hi. 12s. ; 
Flock Bed, Boulster, 2 Blanckitts & one Rug, 21i. 10s.; 3 
pare of sheets, one single sheet, 35s., 2 pr. of trundlebed 
sheets, 12s., 2 Blanckitts, 12s., 9 Napkins, 2 table Cloaths, 2 
pillowbears, 10s., 31i. 9s.; one ould pine chest & two Boxes, 
5s.; wearing Apparrill, 50s., one Box, 3s., 21i. 13s.; one 
Smoothing Iron & heats, 2s., Bookes, 5s., puter & earthen 



THE PKOBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 343 

ware, 6s.- 13s.; a pare of compasses, a Eiile, a Grimblet, Is. 
6d. ; Eapier, 10s., Brass kettle & 3 Iron pots, 30s., 21i. ; frying 
pan, chaffin dish, skellet, Churne, pails & Lumber, 15s.; 
Cradle, cheares, table, fire shovell & a pare of toungs, 16s.; 
dripping pan, candlestick, spoones & tynn wares, 3s. ; Looking 
Glass, shooe Lether & shooe nailes, 10s. ; Beife in the powder- 
ing tub, 20s., corne, 40s., 31i. ; 3 mares, 31i. 10s., 3 oxen 6li. 
10s., 2 Cowes, 4li., 141i. ; A parcell of Land caled Tucks feild 
in estimation 4 acres or neare uppon which is his at his 
mothers death, 701i. ; ten acres called Harburds lott, 301i. ; 
His pte of the swamp caled Adams swanipe, oli. ; An ould 
Cart & wheels & a sett of hoops & boxes for cart wheels, a 
pare of Boxes for one wheele & a slead, 21i. ; An Axe, Ads, 
Mall, two Augurs, 16s.; 6 Ring boults, 5 set Boults, a cauck- 
ing iron or two, 13s. ; Haye in the Barne, 91i., Tallo, 5s., 91i. 
5s.; 15 swine & a wheele, 81i. 8*.; one eight part of the sloope 
John & Marye, as monye, 341i. 15s. lOd. ; one Kron Kettle, 
4s. ; pare of fetters & locks, 5s., ould Iron, 9s., 18s. ; due to 
him as a Legacye to bee paid him by his Brother Johnathan 
Neale by his Grandfather Francis Laws will within foure 
years after his mother's death as appears by sd. will, 201i. ; 
total, 32111. lOd. The estate is Debtor 521i. 10s., 181i. of it 
being to be pd. as monye.; more debts, 51i. 4s.; the estate is 
Debtor in monyes, llli. ; total, 671i. 14s. Due to the estate as 
monye, 271i. Is. 3d. ; miaking total estate, 24811. 3s. Id., with 
debts 671i. 14s., which leaves a free estate of 1801i. 8s. 8d. 

Attested in Salem court 30: 9m: 1680, by Ann, relict of 
the deceased and administratrix. 

Ann ISTeale relict of John N'eale, having power of adminis- 
tration by this court, Nov., 1680, to administer on his estate, 
has endeavored to reduce said estate into an inventory, which 
amounts to 18011. 8s. lOd., in lands 10511., whereof there is of 
it in present possession 351i, and the rest of it not to be pos- 
sessed until the death of the mother of said John Neale, and 
soli, more is in a legacy given by the grandfather of the de- 
ceased, not payable until four years after the death of the 
mother of the deceased, and the rest of the estate is in move- 
ables. 

Essex County Quarterly Court Files, vol. 34, leaves 74, 75. 

Ann Neale administratrix of the estate of John Neale ye 
younger, her late husband, presented an inventory amount- 
ing to ISOli. 8s., and the court 30 : 9 : 1680, ordered that the 
whole estate remain in the widow's hands for the bringing 
up of the children, wliich are four, John the eldest son to 



344 THE PROBA.TE RECORDS OP ESSEX COUNTY. 

have paid him 401i. and Thomas, Joseph and Eebecka, 201i. 
each, at age or marriage, the remainder to be the -sndow's. 
The land to stand bound for security and the two bondsmen, 
Jeremiah Neale and Andrew Mansfeild are hereby released. 
Salem Quarterly Court Records, vol. 6, leaf 12. 

Petition of Ann IS[eale, relict of John Neale, jr., to the 
Salem court, June 28, 1681, that whereas she was left with 
young children, and a fourth not born, and the inventory of the 
estate being taken soon after her husband died, but not brought 
into court until a while after, and the estate he left not being 
clear in part and the other part not in possession nor like to 
be for many years, desires that the court would consider her 
estate and order it acordingly. 

Essex County Quarterly Court Files, vol. 36, leaf 12. 

In answer to the petition of An Neale, relict and adminis- 
tratrix of John Neale, jr., the court finding they had not a 
due information of the condition of the estate, and the great 
loss by the burning of the sloop, this court June 28, 1681, 
ordered that the children of the deceased shall have paid 
them out of the estate, to John the eldest 201i., to Thomas, 
Joseph and Eebecka lOli. each, at age or marriage, and this 
to be a full settlement of the estate, notwithstanding what 
may be the last court entered. The rest of the estate to Ann 
the widow, and the land called Tuckes lot in the inventory to 
be for security. 

Salem Quarterly Court Records, vol. 6, leaf 19. 

Estate of Anthony Dike of Salem. 

Administration upon the estate of Anthony Dike, intestate, 
was granted 25 : 9m : 1679, unto Margery, his wife, who 
brought in an inventory and attested to the truth thereof, the 
house and ground to stand boimd for security. 

Salem Quarterly Court Records, vol. 6, leaf 4. 

Inventory of the estate of Anthony Dike taken by Samnell 
Wackfield, Nathaniel Pickman, jr. and Nathaniell Pickman, 
sr. : on howse and ground belongin to the bowse, 501i. ; nine 
poyter platers and six plates and six peses of other poyter, 2li. 
8s. ; olde poyter, 6s. ; on silver cup and on silver spone, 12s. ; 
erthen platters and glases, 3s. ; on bras pestell & morter and 
to lattin pans, 7s.; Iron pots and on friin pann, 12s.; on 
Iron kittell, on pair of Andirens, on spitt, on grid- 
iron, on hake, Hi. ; Iron Rake and on flesh forke, 
15s.; bras kettell and on warmin pann. Hi. 15s.; 



THE PKOBATE KECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 345 

toDgs and fier paiiii, 2s. ; on f ether beed and bedsted and 
furniture to the beed, 81i. ; to small flok beds & 
furniture to them, 31i. ; on peas of curtin stuf and f reng 
for the curtins, 21i. ; to yards of sarg and on half yarde, lOs. ; 
fife yards of hollon. Hi.; on paire of briches, to sherts, thre 
paire of stokins, 17s.; on lookin glas, 10s.; thre tables. Hi., 
to chests and on box, 15s., Hi. 15s.; thre whells, 15s., thre 
erthen platters, 2s. 6d., 17s. 6d. ; on Eapier, 4s. and thre 
pounds of wollen yarnn, 9s. ; six pound of Gotten and sheps 
woll, 3s.; on bushell of whitt salt, 3s.; on small trunk and 
on small box, 8s.; six olde chayers, 3s., to dusen of olde 
trenchers. Is., 4s.; to olde payels, Is., on Cow, 21i. 5s., 21i. 
6s.; on small swin, 6s.; total, 801i. 8s. 6d. The estat indetted 
to severall men, 201i. 10s. 9 l-2d. 

Attested in Salem court 28:9:1679, by Margery, relict 
of the deceased. 

Essex County Quarterly Court Files, vol. 32, leaf 24. 

Estate of Eev. John Wheelwright of Salisbury. 

'■'The last will & Testam*, of y^ Reverend M"" John Wheell- 
Avright, who: died y^ 15*^^ of Novem*"": 1679. In y® name of 
god Amen May y^ 25 : 1679 I John Wheelright Pasto"" of y« 
church of Christ att Salisbury in y® county of Norfolk in New 
england although aged in yeares & weake in body yet pfect in 
& of a disposed minde : Doe make & declare tliis to bee my last 
will & Testamen* in writing : Eevokeing all my former wills & 
testaments whatsoever heretofore by mee made & declared : 
ffirst I doe comend my soule into y® hands of all mighty god, 
confidently belieuing in him to bee saved through y*^ riches of 
his grace by faith in Jesus Christ my Savio"* & redeemer. And 
my body I comitt to y® Earth in an assuered hope of a blessed 
resurrection of y^ same at y® last day to enjoy that liappie 
fruition of y* kingdome p'"pared in heaven for all his elect. 
As concerning my estate lands, & worldly goods : I will & do 
dispose of them as followeth 1 I doe giue unto my grand child 
Edward Lyde that part of my Messuage being & scituate in 
Mumby in Lincolnsheire in ould England w*'* part consists of 
Ten acres of pasture lying & beeing in Langhum, bee it more 
or less, & all y* land of mine w*^ lieth in Minge with the lands 
of M' Newcomin being in Mumby for w*^'' my pasture in 
Minge y^ sd Newcomin payeth mee three pounds per anum as 
appeareth by a lease w*^ hee hath of it, & it is my will that 
my aforesd Grand childe Edward Lyde shall haue y^ aforesd 



346 THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

part w*^ all y^ privilidges & appurtenances therunto beelong- 
ing to him & his heires forever, pvided that y* sd Lyde do pay 
or cause to bee payd unto his mother Mary Attkinson or her 
order the anuall rent or pduce of y® say'd lands duering y® 
terme of her naturall life, but in case that Edward Lyde 
should die before he cometh to y® age of twenty one Yeares, 
then I doe giue y® lands afore mentioned unto my Sone Sam- 
uell Wheelwright unto himself e & his heires forever bee pay- 
ing or causing to bee payd y^ rent & produce of the said lands 
unto my daughter Attkinson duering y*' continuance of her 
naturall life. 2 I doe giue & bequeath unto my grand daugh- 
ter Mary Mavericke all y® rest of my land being part of y® 
aforesaid Messuage lying and scituate in Mumby aforesd my 
house w*^ all y^ pasture arrable meadow & comones with all 
privilidges & appurtenances thereunto belonging to that part 
of my Messuage being lately in y* occupation of Ea^st and 
his widdow, unto y^ sd Mary Mavericke & unto her & her 
heires forever, who of her body shalbe Lawfully begotten 3 I 
doe giue & bequeath unto my sone in law Edw. Rishworth 
fifty acres of upland & twenty acres of marsh land : & my will 
is after his decease I doe giue y^ sd land & meadow w*^ all 
y* privilidges & appurtenances thereto belonging unto Mary 
White my grand Childe daughter of y® said Rishworth to her 
& her heires forever, & for want of <f- for ivant of such heires 
I giue it unto my Sone Sam" : Wheelwright & his heires for- 
ever w*''* upland & meadow is thus to bee divided lying in y* 
township of Wells, y^ bounds on y® South west is Ogunquet 
River & soe to runne y* breadth of my farme in that part of 
it vntill y® fifty acres of upland bee compleated, & twenty 
acres of marsh to rimne y® full breadth hang upon y^ westerly 
end of my farme next adjoyning to or neare y® Estermost part 
of y® sd land 

"4 I doe giue & bequeath unto my grand children Thomas 
& Jacob Bradbury forty pounds Sterlg: a peece to each of 
them in Currant money of New england, by my Executo' 
when they doe come unto y® age of ^one & twenty^ years, 
either of them dying before they doe come to that age then 
y* pson Surviveing shall bane y® whole fower score pounds 5 I 
do giue & bequeath unto my Sone Sam": Wheelwright of 
Wells all my land laying in y^ to-wme of Crafft in y^ County of 
Lyncolne in ould England neare Waneflitt in y® same County 
w*^ all y^ privilidges & appurtenances thereunto belonging to 
him & his heires for ever and I doe further giue unto him my 
aforesd Sone Samuell all my houses lands Marsh meadows 



THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 347 

scituate & being in y® to^vTiship of Wells in y® County of 
York in New england with all y® privilidges & appurtenances 
therunto belonging [excepting before excepted] that land & 
marsh \v^^ by mee was giuen as aboue specified unto my Sone 
in law Edward Eishworth To my aforesd Sone Sam'^ : Wheel- 
wright to his heires & assignes for ever: And I do further 
giue unto my Sone Samuel WTieelwright my clock & all my 
library & bookes & all my Apparrell & all y^ rest of my estate 
& goods not disposed of in this will excepting the rents I 
haue owing to me in ould england halfe whereof I do giue unto 
my Executo"" & y** other halfe to bee divided equally between 
my three grand childeren William Thomas & Jacob Bradbury 
In case my Executo*" do recover it & if it so happen that one 
or more of those three childeren shall die before they come to 
age then hee or those y* doe surviue shall haue y^ part of him 
or those that are deceased 6 And further I do giue unto my 
latter wyfes Childeren all my plate to bee equally divided 
amongst them by two indifferent psons chosen by themselues 
to make that division : Lastly I doe make ordeine & constitute 
my Sone Sam". Wheelewright of Wells aforesd to bee y® sole 
Executo"" of this my last will & Testament by whom care is 
to bee taken for payment of my just debts & discharging of 
y^ legasies & funerall expences In wittness wherunto I haue 
hereunto affixed my hand & seale at y^ day & date hereof." 

John Wheelwright (seal) 

Witness : Jno. Flood, John Price, Henry Ambross. 

Sworn in court in Boston Nov. 26, 1679, by Jno. Flood 
aged 27 years, before Hum. Davie, Assist. 

Sworn in the Norfolk court Dec. 4, 1679, by Henry Am- 
bros, before Nath. Salstonstall, Esq. and Capt. John Gillman. 

Allowed upon the above evidence, Dec. 4, 1679. 

Norfolk Records, vol. 3, leaf 235. 

Estate of Mrs. Deborah Blake. 

Administration upon the estate of Deborah Blake, granted 
to her sons, Timothie and John Blake, who gave bond of 20011. 
to administer according to law, and to attend to the ordering 
of the estate and to take care of her two youngest children in 
the meantime. 

Inventory of the estate of Deborah Blake, widow, deceased 
Dec. 20, 1678, taken by Samuell Dalton and Abraham Drake: 
two oxen, lOli. ; two cowes, 61i. ; 1 two ver old steere, 21i. ; 1 
Heffer & 1 steere, 21i. 10s.; Six sheep & 3 lambs, 21i. 10s.; 5 



348 THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

swine, 21i. 10s, ; one sarg petticoat, Hi. ; one peniston wescott, 
8s.; one fetherbed, bedstead, Eug & 2 blankits, oli. 10s.; one 
joyned box, 3s., 1 table, os., 1 Chayer, 5s., 13s. ; one Iron pott, 
12s., an Iron skillitt, 4s., IGs. ; one Brasse Kittle, one Hake & 
pothooke, 16s.; 4 peiiter platters, 1 Bason, 1 Beaker & 1 wine 
cup, Hi. 2s. ; one old chamber pott & a Candlestick, 4s. ; one 
warming pan & one brass skillitt, 10s.; Dishes, Trayes and 
Lumber, lli. ; 4 acres of fresh medow, 161i. ; 4G acres of up- 
land, 46li.; 80 acres of outt land, 41i.; 25 acres of outt land 
of north Division, lli. 5s. ; one cops & pin, 3s., 3 wedges, 2s. 
6d., Eing & staple, 2s., 7s. Gd. ; total, 1051i. Is. Gd. 

Essex County Probate Files, Docket 2,584. 

Estate of Israel Blake. 

Administration upon the estate of Isarell Blake, granted to 
Timothy and John Blake, who gave bond of GOli. to adminis- 
ter according to law. 

Inventory of the estate of Isarell Blake taken by Abraham 
Drake and Samuell Dalton : his forth partt of the Boat prised 
as monie, 81i. lOs. ; one sarge coate, lli. ; one Black hatt, 7s. ; 
one sword, 5s., a Barrill of a Gun, 5s., lOs. ; a pike well 
Headed, 5s. 

Essex County Probate Files, Docket 2,584. 

Estate of John Herrick of Beverly. 

"In the name of God Amen; I John Herrick of y^ Town 
of Beverly in y® County of Essex in Xewengland. Yeoman; 
being in perfect mind & memory & y^ use of my reason & un- 
derstanding remaining w^^ me; though weak & distempered 
in body; Doe make & ordain this my last will & testament in 
maner & form as followeth; Imp'"*'. I Give & bequeath my 
Soull to God who gave it hoping through y* death resurection 
& Intersession of our Lord Jesus to inherit life everlasting; 
And my body to y® earth to be decently buried at y" discre- 
tion of my executors herafter named Item I will yt my debts, 
& funerall charges be paid & discharged Item I Give & be- 
queath unto my Loving wife Mary y^ use & emprovment of 
all my whole Estate untill my children come unto age & y® 
use of y® one halfe therof during her naturall life & doe apoint 
her full & sole executrix of this my will & testament Item I 
Give & bequeath unto my Son John Herick; y*^ one halfe of 
all my estate to his own proper use & behoofe when he when 



THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 349 

Jie shall come to y® age of one & twenty years Item I Give & 
bequeath unto my daughter Mary Herick y*' sum of twenty 
pounds at y*^ age of eighteen years or her day of Mariage to 
be paid y*^ one halfe out of my wives, y® other halfe out of y* 
boyes halfe of my estate formentioned & y*^ sum of twenty 
pounds more to be paid to her seaven years after; one halfe 
out of my wives y'^ other out of y® boyes halfe of my estate for- 
mentioned; & in case y® Child Mary die before she receive 
her Legacie then my will is yt her part return equally to both 
my wife & John; 

"Item I give more unto my son John ; y* halfe of my Estate 
•^^ I before bequeathed to my wife during her life; to his 
own proper use & behoof e after her decease; & in case he 
diethe before he come to Age then his part of y® Estate to 
return to his sister Mary; & I doe herby disanull & revoke 
all former wills by me hertofore made & ratifie & confirm this 
present will desiring my Loving freind Exercise Conant & 
my brother Zackariah Herick to be my overseers of this my 
will & see y* all things be ordered acording to y® true intent 
& meaning of this my my will; as witness my hand & seall 
this fifth of february Ano Domini 1680. 

"Item at my wives desece yt y'^ sd John Herick shall pay 
to his sister Mary twenty pounds more." 

John Herrick (seal) 

Witness : Samuell Hardie, John Richards. 

Proved in Ipswich court Mar. 29, 1680, by Samuell Hardy 
and Zachriah Herrick. 

Inventory of the estate of John Herrick who deceased Feb. 
14, 1680, taken Mar. 11, 1680-81, by John Eayment and Exer- 
cise Conant : a dwelling house & barnes & orchard with sixteen 
acres of tillidg land ajopiing, lOOli. ; 24 acres of pastor land 
within fenc, 501i. ; 38 acres of land not improved, 66li. ; 2 
^cres of marsh, lOli. ; in Cattell, horses, sheep & hay, 481i.; 
swine, 61i. ; a carte & putt chaine & plow geares, 21i. 10s.; 
axes, forks, hoes, fetters, wedges and severall other tools, 21i. 
6s. ; graine as Indean Come, barlye, Eie, oats, 81i. 12s. ; porke 
and Bakon, 21i. ; fetherbed & all ye furniture, 61i.; wearing 
Aparill, 7li. ; Linin, 61i. ; more Beding, 6li. ; Linin & woolin 
Cloath, 61i.; chests & Boxes & Cubbard, 21i. 15s.; Table, 
■chaires, stools. Hi.; pots & other Iron gear, 21i. ; peuter. 
Earthen & wooden ware. Hi. 5s. ; cushins, 12s. ; Gunn & sword, 
Hi. 5s. ; Saddle, Bridle, pillion, panill. Hi. 7s. ; Flax, payles, 
tubs & many other houshold Implements, 61i. ; Bibles & other 



350 THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

Books, Hi. 5s.; total, 3431i. 17s. The estate is indebted to 
Thomas Herick, lOli. & to others about, 4li., 14li. The Es- 
tate is also Crdr. by Debts about 2li. 

Attested in Ipswich court Mar. 29, 1681, by Mary Herrick, 
widow of John Herrick and executrix of his estate. 

Essex County Probate Files, Docket 13,146* 

Estate of Mrs. Margaret Boardman of Ipswich. 

"The Last will and testment of the -wdddow Borman I Mar- 
gret Borman bequeue to my Daughter Kindsman one fether 
Bed and boulster and a paire of shetes and a Red rug one pil- 
low one pare of cotten piloberes one course shete To my daugh- 
ter Loe all my peuter and a pare of fine shetese and half a 
duson of napkines two cowes that are in thare handes and a 
black goune and a Eed petticot only one pint pot Eesarued 
To my Daughter ffellowes all my Corse lining Sauing one shet 
and. a spit and a chafing dish a Sarge goune and one petti- 
cote and a Silk Scarfe and a hud and all the Lining she hath 
in bur hands of myne and one bead blancut and allso a pint 
pot i Resarue out of my daughter Loes To my Sonn Dannill 
a trundle bead ||the bead|| and a Ruge and a blancut and his 
wife a cloth petticot and a Sarge petticot and a wasteote and 
a great Chest and foure chayres and a cow he hath in his 
handes and a debet he owes me I giue it him and half a duson 
of shepe he hath in his handes and to his wife a new hat I 
giue to my Sonn Thomus thre shepe and the bedstid and 
tabell I giue him a payer of cobiames and will leaue in his 
handes thre cowes one heffer and two oxen and two steres for 
seauen 3^eres and at the seauen yeres end what is left besids 
klering my Debtes is to be deuided as foloweth thre parts to 
my Daughter Kindsman and the forth part betwen martha 
and Johana and to this my last will I leaue my Sonn Thomus 
to be my Soule Exseceter the aight day of Agust in the yere 
of grace 1679 I giue to Dinah my Sonns mayd two trayes a 
milk keler and a payele. 

"Half a duson of Arpurns and half a duson of shifts 
Equialley to be deuided betwene my Daughters." 

Margret (her ^ mark) Borman. 

Witness: John Dane, Jone Gidins. 

Proved in Ipswich court Mar. 30, 1680, by John Dane. 

Inventory of the estate of Mrs. Margerit Borman, late of 
Ipswich, taken Mar. 19, 1679-80, by John Whipple and Dan- 
iell Hovey, Jun. : all her wareing clothes Linon & wooUin,. 



THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 351 

151i. ; fetherbeed & boalster, one payer of sheets, a rede nigg, 
one pillow, one payer of pillowbeers, one sheet, 7li. 6s. ; payer 
of blankits, sute of Curtins with rodes, 21i. ; peuter, 31i. ; a 
payer of sheets, duz. of napcines. Hi. 15s. ; pillion cloth, 12s. ; 
one Iron pott, brase pott, one Irone morter. Hi. 2s.; one 
Chest, one boxe, lis. ; Liuon table cloth, napcins tS: sheets, 81i. ; 
one spitt, brase chafin dish, 15s.; beed, one rugg, two blankits, 
21i. 15s.; large chest, 4 chayers, 18s.; one bedstead, one table, 
payer of cobirons, 21i. 10s.; paile, trayes & tubes old, 10s.; 
two oxen, two steers, 171i. ; five cows, two of them in Tho. 
Loo his hands & one in Daniell bormans hands, 161i. ; one 
hayfer, 21i. ; nine sheepe, six of them in Daniell bormans 
hands, 21i. 14s.; total, 841i. 8s.; depts due to the estat, 41i. ; 
depts due from the estat, 191i. Is. 

Attested in Ipswich court Mar. 30, 1680, by Thomas Bor- 
man, executor. 

Essex County Probate Files, Docket 2,708. 

Estate of William Thomas of Newbury. 

"Aprill 3"^ 1677 I william Thomas being weake of body but 
of perfect memory considering mine owne mortality and the 
solitary condition I am in at present doe hereby make my 
last will and Testament, Comending my Soule into the hands 
of my blessed Redeemer Jesus Christ, And my body when it 
shall decease this life I Comitt to the Dust from whence it 
was taken, In assured hope of a happy Resurrection And for 
that portion of worldly goods, that the lord hath lent mee In 
consideration that my Son in law Thomas Rogers, dureing 
my naturall life find and prouide for mee wholsome & suffi- 
cient food & Rayment lodging attendance washing & other 
necessaryes as shalbe for my comfortable liuelyhood, as well 
in sicknes & weakenes of old age as in health, reserueing my 
owne bed to lye upon and two chests ||& 2 boxes || for my owne 
proper use dureing my naturall life, on these considerations, 
I giue and bequeath unto the said Thomas Rogers all my 
house land goods & Chattells to. Improue & dispose of for 
his owne & my comfortable maintenance dureing my naturall 
life and after my decease to possesse & enioy to him & his 
heirs for euer, as my sole heire & executor of this my last wiU 
& testament my debts & funerall being discharged. But in 
case the said Thomas shall faile in or neglect his duty in not 
performeing the conditions abouesaid, then it shalbee lawfull 
for mee to sell such of the goods for the procurement of such 



352 THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

necessaryes as shalbee needfull for mee. To which agre- 
ment well & truely to be performed on both partyes. I the 
said William Thomas & Thomas Eogers doe mutually bind & 
engage themselues each to other It is also agreed upon that 
the said Thomas Rogers shall not sell nor giue away the house 
nor land nor any of the goods abouementioned dureing the 
naturall life of me tiie said william Thomas In witness where- 
of wee haue set to our hands & seales the day & yeare first 
aboue written." W°. Thomas (seal) 

Thomas Rogers (seal) 

Witness: Anthony Somerby, Daniell Peirc, Jun., Elizabeth 
(her E B mark) Bingly. 

Proved in Ipswich court Mar, 30, 1680, by Capt. DanieU 
Pearce and Anthony Somerby. 

Inventory of the estate of Mr, William Thomas, who de- 
ceased the "last day of December, 1679, taken 23: 11m: 1679, 
by Daniell Peirc and Thomas ISToyes : a house & two acres and 
an halfe of land, 351i. ; His weareing Apparrell and bookes, 
41i. 10s.: two beds and beding, 21i. 10s.; Chests & Boxes & 
cubbards, 21i. ; old Casks, lis.; two Iron pots, one tramel, 3 
pr. of tongs & 2 pr. of pothooks, 14s. ; one frying pan, 1 spit, 
1 peele, a fender & an Iron lamp, 6s. ; two wedgs & other old 
Iron, 2s. ; A little brasse kettle, a warming pan & brass skillet, 
10s. ; severall peices of pewter, Hi. 3s. ; Brasse scales & weights, 
8s.; a paire of small scales & weights, 2s.; one bedsted, 4 
chayres & 2 Cushions, 6s. ; Trayes & woodden platters, 4s. ; Lat- 
ten pan, spoones, cheesfat & dishes, 3s. ; three formes, 3s. ; foure 
knives, one pillion & spining wheel & cards, 13s.; in mony, 7s. 
2d.; one Copper & a Trevet, 21i. 10s.; Two tap boriers, 2 
chissells and a Hammer, 3s.; Two Rangers, two Oares, four 
brushes, 1 comb & two pr, of sissers, 3s. ; Earthen ware, Is. ; A 
Harpin Iron & Sturgion pooles, 3s.; A Freehold, 51i. ; pr, of 
woodden scales, a looking glase & Tormenters, a wooden To- 
bacca pipe & an Iron ladle & forke, Is.; total, 571i. 13s. 2d, 

Attested in Ipswich court Mar. 30, 1680, by Thomas Rog- 
ers, executor. 

Essex County Probate Files, Docket 27,476. 

Estate of Samuel Whiting, Sr, of Lynn. 

"Lynn: 25*'': of ffebruarye one thousand six hundred 
seaunty, & eight I Samuell whiteing of Lynn in the Countye 
of Essex being of perfect memorye, & right understanding 
considering the age god hath lengthened out my dayes unto. 



^si 



THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 355 

Inventory of the estate of William Hooper deceased the 8 : 
9m: 1679, taken 20: Im: 1679-80, by Samuell Corning, Sr., 
John Hill and Jeremiah Butman; his owne wearing clothes, 
5li. 10s, 6d. ; one hed and apurtinances, oli. ; another bed, 31i. ; 
another bed, 31i. ; lining, 21i. 3s.; table lining, 18s.; a new 
pece serge, 15s. 9d. ; a parsell of fethers. Hi. 5s.; a chest and 
boxes, lli. ; brass, Hi.; peuter & portege weare, 15s.; Earthen 
weare, 3s.; Iron potes and other Iron weare, lli. 16s. 6d. ; 
chairers, & other small woodden lumber, 8s.; three cows & a 
tow yer old hefer, llli. ; coultes, 2li. ; swine, 12s.; yewes and 
lambes, 18s. ; hows and land, 501i. ; one gime & sword, Hi. 5s. ; 
Fishing lines, 5s.; severall persells of new cloth, 211, 18s.; 
total, 951i. 12s. 9d. Debts to be paid, 211i. 3s. 2d. ; Credit, lli. 
18s, 6d, 

Attested in Ipswich court 30 : 1 : 1680, by Elizabeth Hooper, 
the administratrix. 

Essex County Probate Files, Docket 13,886. 

Estate of James Moulton, Sr. of Wenham. 

"Know all men by these presents, the twenty Sixth of Feb- 
ruary in the yeare of our Lord God, one thousand Six hun- 
dred & Seventy eight. I James Molton Sen"", of wenham in 
the County of Essex, well in body & of good & perfect memory, 
doe make & ordeine this my last will & Testament in manner 
& forme following. Imprijnis, I bequeath my body to the 
earth ; & my soule to God thatt gave itt. Item I leave to my 
well beloved wife, my houseing, & land w**^ all the apurtin- 
ances, w*** my stock & houshold goods for her use & benefitt 
during her life excepting, such as I shall after dispose of 
viz : 20 acres of land to my Son Samuell ten acres by cedar 
pond & ten acres belonging to Lords farme next the great 
pond which I give him & his heires for ever after my decease 
Item I give my wife my houshold stuff, to dispose of acording 
as she please after her decease. Item, after her decease I give 
to my Son Samuell Molton my housings & the twenty acres 
of Land belonging to itt more or Less with the ten acres of 
Land before mentioned joining to Cedar Swamp, & ten acres 
of Lord's farm by the great pond, & Six acres of Meadow 
Item I give my Daughter Mary freind & her heires five acres 
of Land joining to the backside of his present house & ten acres 
of Lords farm next his own Land Item I give to my Eldest 
Son James ]\Iolton & his heires forever, the residue & remaind- 
er of all my Lands and Meadow be itt more or Less. Item I 



356 THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

give him five pounds out of my movealjle estate Item I give to 
the Colledge five pounds Item I give to the church att Wen- 
ham five pounds. Item I give to the present Minister Joseph 
Gerrish or his lieires five pounds which Legacies shall be paid 
within a yeare after mine & my wives decease I make & 
ordeine, my three children joint executors, of this my Last 
will. And I doe entreate my Loving freinds Cap*. Thomas 
Fiske & William Fiske to oversee the aconiplishment of this 
my ^\ill In wittness where of I have sett to my hand & Seale 
the day & date above mentioned." 

James Molton (seal) 

Witness : Joseph Gerrish, Anna Gerrish. 

Proved in Ipswich court Mar. 30, 1680, by the witnesses. 

Inventory taken 6: Im: 1679-80, by Thos. Fiske and Wil- 
liam Fiske: the bowses & about twenty acres of land of the 
homestead, 85li. ; twenty Acres of land in the woods men- 
tioned in the will & Given to Samuell Moulton, 301i. ; 12 Acres 
of medow in the Greate medow neare the Great Illand, 241i. ; 
3 Acres 1-2 of medow in lords medow, lOli. ; 74 Acres of land 
which James moulton liveth upon, ISOli. ; about 6 Acres of 
land in lords farme, 121i. ; 10 Acres of land more 
in lords farme Given (in the will) to James freind, 
301i. ; 5 Acres of land lying by James freinds howse, 
121i.; two fether Beds, 61i. ; one Bed Sack, 10s.; one fether 
boulstfir, two pillowes, one Blanket & Rugg with a Sute of 
Curtains & valants belonging to the bed wch stand in the 
parlor, 41i. 13s.; one flock Bowlster, 5s.; one small bed Sack, 
two blankets & two small pillows, 15s.; one Bedstead, 10s.; 
one trundle bedstead, bed mat, 3s.; wearing Cloathes, 31i. 
14s.; Pewter, 21i. 4s.; Silver spoons, 14s.; Brass & Tinn, Hi. 
4s. 6d. ; Iron kittle & potts, Hi. 4s. 6d. ; two spits, 4s. 6d. ; two 
Tramels, 12 s. ; Andirons, fire shovell, Tongs, hamer with some 
old Utensils, 14s. ; Armes & Ammunition, Hi. 8s. ; total, 37911. 
15s. 6d. ; two holland pillowbeers, 16s. 6d. ; thre pillowebeers 
more, 6s.; one cubbord Cloath, 10s.; Table Cloath & Napk- 
ings, 10s.; one holland Sheet, Hi.; other Course sheets, 21i. ; 
Books, 12s. ; Cattle, 301i. ; Cart & wheels. Hi. 10s. ; one small 
Timber Chaifte, ISs. ; one Draft Chaine & yoaks & Span- 
shackle & pine, 12s.; one old share & horse Tackling, 5s.; 
beetle & one wedge, 5s.; two axes & howe, 6s.; one Dung 
brome, 3s. ; Swine, 21i. ; cushins, 3s. ; wooden Utenciles & 
lumber, 31i. 18s. ; Earthen ware & Cubbord Cloath, 8s. ; one 
warmeing pan, 3s. ; one meate tubb & one old barell, 3s. ; 45 



THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 353 

& the dutye incumbent on mee, to set my house in order be- 
fore I dye doe thinke it now full tyme to attend this worke and 
therefore after my Committing of my Deare flock, unto the 
tender care of that great, & good shepheard the Lord Jesus 
Christ, & bequeathing my immortall soule into the hands of 
my merc^^ull Creator, redeemer, & sanctifier, & my bodye 
unto a Comlye, & desent buriall : I doe make, & Constitute my 
Last will, & testament, in manner, & forme following. fBrst I 
doe Constitute, & appoynt my two sonns (viz) Samuell whit- 
ing Liveing at Billericai, & Joseph whiteing Liveing now 
with mee at Lynn to bee my Lawfull, & onelye Executor's unto 
whom joyntlye I Comitt that portion of outward things, or 
the whole estate that I shall Leaue at my decease to bee dis- 
posed of by them, according to my order herein Expressed. 
My will is that all my Lands I am possessed of bee inherited 
by my two sonns my Executo''s Samuell, & Joseph, as I shall 
appo}Tit it out unto them. My will is that my Eldest sonn 
Samuell shall haue, & possess for him, & his heires my farme 
of foure hundred acres of upland, & medow (be it more, or 
Less) at Dunstable, with all the priviledges appertaining 
there unto: As alsoe fourteen acres ||of marshy Lyeing in 
Rumnye marsh in the Township of Lynn (be it more or 
Less) it being in the first devision of Lotts there, bounded ac- 
cording to the Towne records 

"Alsoe my will is that my second son John whiteing Live- 
ing in ould England, at Leverton in Lincolneshire, shall by 
my sonns that are my Execute's haue thirtye pounds of my 
estate that I Leave, sett out to him as an addition to what 
II he hath II alreddye receiued (viz) ten pounds in monyes, & 
twentye pounds in common paye according to the ordinarye 
prises of Corne, catle &c : in the countrye. My will further is 
that my third sonn Joseph whiteing, shall haue, & possess for 
him, &: his heires after him : my dwelling house with the or- 
chard, & Lott adjoyning, with all the privilidges of Comons, 
herbage &c: beLonging there unto. Alsoe eight acres of 
medow, or salt marsh (bee it more or Less) : in the medow 
before the Towne, bounded with the Towne Records. Unto 
my daughter weld of Roxburye I Leave twentye pounds to 
bee paid by my execiito''s as an Addition to what shee hath 
received: ten pounds of it in monyes, & plate, & the other 
ten pounds in Comon paye, as Come, & Catle &c: pass from 
man to man. Alsoe to my daughter Hubbard of Topsfeild : I 
order thirtye poundes to bee paid by my Executor's as ||an|| 
addition to what shee hath already received : ten pounds of it 



35-4 THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

to bee paid in monyes or plate & twentye in Common paye 
according to the odinarye prise y* come or catle &c: passeth 
from man to man y* is not accounted as monye. I have alsoe 
promised to Leave to my sonn in Law m"^. Jeremiah Hub- 
bard a parcel! of Bookes set out to him, vs^hich I judge to bee 
well worth ten pounds for his son Samuell, or whom hee shall 
see meet to Leave them to. And Lastlye my will is that my 
two sonns my Executo'"s shall haue besydes the Lands beefore 
mentioned all the remainder of my estate equallye to bee de- 
vided betwixt them after they have paide out what I haue or- 
dered to their brethren, & sisters in this my will In wittness 
here unto I haue sett to my hand, & scale the daye, & year 
aboue written." 

Samuel Whiting, Sen. (seal) 

Witness: Andrew Mansfeild, Samuel Cobbett, Francis 
Burrill. 

Proved in Ipswich court Mar. 30, 1680, by Andrew Mans- 
field and Francis Burrell. 

Inventory of the estate of Rev. Mr. Samuell Whiteing, late 
Pastor of the Church of Christ of Lynn, who departed this 
life Dec. 11, 1679, taken Dec. 18, 1679, by Andrew Mansfeild 
and Francis Burrill : The dwelling house, orchard Lott marsh 
& farme at Dunstable, 36211. ; monyes & plate, 771i. 2s. ; cowes, 
sheepe & swine, with one Cow hyde, 421i. 9s. ; Beding, Bed- 
steads, Curtaines & vaUence, 151i. 19s.; wooden ware, tables, 
stooles, chairs, Cupboards, chests & caske, 91i. 10s. ; Lynnen, 
91i. 6s. 6d.; Apparrell, lOli. lis.; Bookes, lOli. 16s.; Pro- 
visions, 41i. 15s.; Brasse, puter. Iron, Earthen ware & other 
small things, 81i. 15s. 4d. ; debts due unto the estate, 151i. 
10s.; Linnen & woolen Cloath with some other things before 
omitted, 4li. Is. 8d. ; total, 57011. 15s. 6d. The estate debter, 
41i. 5s. Id. 

xA.ttested in Ipswich court Mar. 30, 1680, by Samuell and 
Joseph Whiting, executors of their father's will. 

Essex County Probate Files, Docket 29,659. 

Estate of William Hooper. 

Administration upon the estate of Wm. Hooper, intestate 
was granted Mar. 30, 1680, unto Elizabeth, the widow, and 
there being three children living, and she being with the 
fourth, the court ordered 81i. to the eldest son and 4li. a peice 
to the other three, if any die their portion to be divided among 
the surviving, the land to stand bound. 

Ipswich Quarterly Court Records, vol. 5, page 351. 



THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 359 

administrator to the estate of Mary Marchant, widow, and ad- 
ministratrix to the estate of William Marchant of Ipswich, 
all claim which they may have in the estate of Mary Marchant 
and William Marchant. Signed and sealed July 29, 1697. 
Witness: Wm. Fellows, Martha Brewer. 

Acknowledged by William Goodhue, 3d, July 31, 1697, 
before John Appleton. 

Whereas Henry Osborne administrator of the estate of 
Mary Merchant of Ipswich, being cited to appear and render 
an account of his administration on said estate, appeared ac- 
cordingly by his attorney John Osborne, and he producing 
acquittances for two of the children interested in said estate, 
and there being but one child more, Elizabeth, who married 
Anthony Lowden of Portsmouth, and Philip Fowler of 
Ipswich appearing by his letter of attorney in behalf of sd. 
Lowden, John Osborne bound himself to pay over to Anthony 
Lowden or to his attorney, 141i. 13s. 4d., which is the full 
share of said Elizabeth Lowden, in the estate of Mary 
Merchant. The land still to stand bound for the payment of 
the same. Signed and sealed Aug. 2, 1697. Witness : John 
Croade, Mary Smith. 

Philip Fouler, attorney to Anthony and Elisabeth Louden, 
acknowledged June 23, 1698, the receipt in full, of her share 
of all willed to her by her grandmother Marchant, and ac- 
quitted Henery and Jolm Orsborne from all further claim. 

Essex County Frohate Files, Docket 18,196. 

Estate of John Harris. 

Administration upon the estate of John Harris, intestate, 
was granted Mar. 30, 1680, unto Honor Hall and Lewis bafor 
and they to bring in an inventory to the next court. 

Ipswich Quarterly Court Records, vol. 5, page 351. 

Inventory of the estate of John Harris, cooper, taken Mar. 
27, 1680, by Eichard Walker and Abraham Tilton: a bung 
boarer and two shaveing Knives, 10s. ; A crissiff, 7s. ; a Round 
shave, 6d. ; an Ax, 8s. ; two Adses, 12s. ; A heading Knife and 
howell, 4s. 6d. ; three compasses, 6s. ; two Crowsing Irons, 3s. ; 
two breast Wimble Stocks and a head Pullee, 3s.; Chalk, Is. 
4d. ; three neckcloths, 14s.; other linnen, 4s.; two shirts and 
an old neckcloth, 5s. ; Woolen Clothes and Stockins and an old 
pr. of shooes. 8s. ; a hatt, 2s. ; a chest, 10s. ; a Pike Staff, 2s. 
6d. ; Trusse hoops and other hoopes, 5s. ; four yards of Cloath 
and four dozen of buttons, Hi. 4s.; Woolen Clothes, IDs.; 



360 THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

Stockins, 8s. 6d. ; Neckclothes and other Linneu, 5s. 3d.; 
Gloves, 9d. ; a shirt, 4s. 6d. ; shooes, hat & Apron, 9s. ; a comb, 
Knife and Steel, Is. 3d.; Eibbin, a purse, Is. lOd. ; in money, 
2s. ; 1000 of Staves, Hi. 10s. ; Debts upon the booke due to the 
estate, 71i. 19s. 2d.; total, 181i. Id. Debts due out of the 
estate, 71i. 19s. 3d. 

Eichard (his R H mark) Hutton and John Kuowlton, sr., 
being desired by Hannah Ardway to take account of the pains 
and cost she hath expended upon a young man named John 
Harris, who lay wholly upon her hands both for meat, drink 
washing and lodging for the space of nine weeks, and which 
we apprehend she should have 9s. per. week, amounting to 
41i. ; for expence at the Docter, 48.; twice goeing to Salem, 
4s.; for linnen, Is.; John Severy providing the coffin & dig- 
ging the grave, 10s.; total, 51i. 

Deposition of John draire that "I asked John Haris 
whether he and Lewes wife ware a kinn: he told me he 
thought she ware but he was not sartaine but he have sent to 
his Father: after he told me that he have reseaved a letter 
from his father and was informed she was kin." 

Deposition of Elizabeth Graves aged thirty nine that "being 
at Lewes Befords house, John harise lately deseaced came 
into the house and said unto Lewes wife cozen Jamie I will 
now tell you how you came to be a kinn to me youre fath'. 
and my Fath*" were owne Broth" for I haue now sartaine in- 
teligenc by a leter from my fath*". w*'* letter the above men- 
tioned Haris then shewed I this dejwnant further testefy that 
I have often observed that Jolin Haris frequently cam to the 
house of Lewes sometims the best part of a week to gather." 
Essex County Quarterly Court Files, vol. 32, leaves 134, 135. 

Estate of Mrs. Faith Warner of Ipswich. 

"Whereas there was an estate left by Edward Browne late 
of Ipswich deceased and he haveing by will disposed of his 
Reall estate unto his two sous Joseph & John Browne, and left 
all both Reall & psonall in the hands of his widdow ffaith 
Browne for tearme of life (exsept eight acres of Land & a 
pcell of meadow) and by his will his sd widdow to dispose of 
the rest of the estate to his children, Know all men by these 
presents, that I ffaith Warner late wife unto the aforsayd Ed- 
ward Browne being in good health at present, not knowing 
how soone a change may happen w'^'' are all subject unto and 



THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 357 

Bushels of Corne, 61i. 15s.; mault 14 Bushels, 21i. 16s.; a 
Eemmant of Sardg, Hi. 16s. ; a Croscut Sawe & fan, 4s. 6d. ; 
Cotton wooll & flax, lis.; Bridle & Sadie, 12s. The debts of 
James Molton, Sen. are as follows : to Mr. Will. Browne, St., 
lOli. lis. 2d.; Mr. Francis Wainright, 5li. 10s. lid.; Mr. 
Lindall, 4li. 19s. Id.; Deacon Goodhue, 21i. 14s.; Mr. Batters, 
21i. 10s.; Capt. John Corwin, Hi. Ts. 7 l-2d. ; Thomas Ives, 
Hi. 2s. 6d.; Capt. George Corwin, ISs. 1 l-2d. ; Go. Gaines, 
12s. ; Deacon Nolton, 10s. ; Mr. Farlow, 3s. ; Go. Harriman, 
78.; Capt. Gerrish, 5s.; Mr. Gerrish, 2s.; Go. Gage, 2s.; Go. 
Stackors, 6s.; Mary Horton, money, 15s.; Mr. Thomas 
Gardiner, mony, 15s. ; Fathaniell Walden, 12s. ; to the Cooper, '*' 
6s. ; Go. Fiske, 4s. ; to the Grave, 2s. 6d. ; Thomas Clarke, 
2s. 9d. 

Attested in Ipswich court 30: Im: 1680, by Samuell Molton 
and James llilolton, executors of their father's estate. 

Essex County Probate Files, Docket 19,018. 

James Molton, sr., often declared his intent in disposing of 
his estate at his decease, and desired Mr. Joseph Gerrish to 
write the same. He not having had experience in such matters 
did not clearly express the wishes of the donor, which may oc- 
casion some difference among the legatees, and especially in 
that clause of the gift to his son Samuel Molton of "his house- 
ing & 20 acres of Land belonging to it more or less, after his 
Mother decease in y* tis not expressed to him & to his heires 
as in other Legacies." I do here offer oath that it was my 
default tlirough forgetfulness, and that it was fully expressed 
to me by the donor, to be Samuell Molten and his heires. ]\Iary 
Molton, widow of James Molton, sr., testified to the truth of 
the above. Sworn Mar. 31, 1685. 

Ipswich Deeds, vol. 5, page 33. 

Guardianship of Nathaniel Walden. 

Nathaniell Walderne chose Walter Fairefield to be his "^ 
guardian. Mar. 30, 1680. 

Ipswich Quarterly Court Records, vol. 5, page 351. 

Estate of Mrs. Mary Marchent of Ipswich. 

"The Last Will, & Testament of Mary Marchent Widdow, 
who, though weake in Body yet of good understandinge, doth 
disspose of her Temprall Estate, in maner & forme as ffol- 
loweth, Impri I Give My Daughter, Mary Ossburne her Chil- 
dren my whole estate. Left unto mee by my Disceaced hus- 



358 THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

band William Marchent w*^^ is the one lialfe of the whole estate 
that hee died Ceaz'd on, as it appears by the Inventory Ee- 
corded in the court Eooles of Ipswich, which estate Eemaines 
yet nndevided unto mee, The which, my will is, shall bee, De- 
vided in E quail Proportion, amongst the children aforesd. 
Notwithstanding my will is That my daughter Mary aforesd 
shall haue the use theroff Dureinge the time off her Naturall 
Liffe, & then to be Dissposed off, as abouesd. And allsoe my 
will is that in case any of the Children Die Before they haue. 
Received their Proportion that then that share 1 1 or shares || 
shall be Equaly Devided Amonge the surviueing. As for any 
other Estate of mine as Books wearing Cloathes or the Like, 
I Leaue to my Daughter to Disspose as she see cause for her 
selfe and the children. This is my Last will as wittness my 
hand this 25 June ||1679||." 

Mary (her M mark) Marchantt. 
Witness: Moses Pengry, sr., Aaron Pengry, sr. 

Essex County Prolate Files, Docket 18,196. 

Administration upon the estate of Mary Marchent, widow, 
intestate, was granted Mar. 30, 1G80, unto Henry Osborne, 
he to administer according to a paper declared to be her mind, 
the land to stand bound. 

Ipswich Quarterly Court Records, vol. 5, page 351. 

John Osburne of Ipswich, son of Henry Osbume of Ips- 
wich, releases unto his father Henry Osborne, administrator 
to the estate of J\Iary Marchent, widow, and administratrix to 
the estate of William Marchent of Ipswich, all claim which 
he may have in the estate of Mary Marchent and William 
Marchent. Signed and sealed July 29, 1697. Witness: John 
Appleton, Elizabeth Appleton. 

Acknowledged by John Osborne July 31, 1697, before John 
Appleton, J. of Peace, and Aug. 2, 1697, before Barth. Ged- 
ney. Judge of Probate. 

Henry (his E mark) Osbume of Ipswich, ordained his son 
Jolm Osbume, his lawful attorney, and he to appear before 
the Court and render an account of his administration on the 
estate of Mary Marchant. Signed and sealed July 29, 1697. 
Witness: John Appleton, Elizabeth Appleton. 

Acknowledged by Henry Osburne, sr., July 31, 1697 before 
John Appleton. 

William (his |W G mark) Goodhue of Ipswich, 
who married Mary Goodhue, daughter of Henry Os- 
bume of Ipswich, releases unto his father Henry Osburne, as 



THE PROBATE KECOEDS OF ESSEX COUNTY, 363 

my house & brought in his hand & delivered the within 
written to me as his last will & read it to me & said pray take 
it & seale it up till you heare how God shall deale with me in 
my voyage." 

Agreement between Hilliard Veren, sr. and Hannah Verin, 
widow of Hilliard Veren, that according to the tenour of the 
above writing or will the widow aforesaid shall have and hold 
the house and furniture, with the land adjoyning, mentioned 
in the will aforesaid, to her and her heirs forever ; that all the 
other real and personal estate already in hand being esti- 
mated at six hundred pounds in the will, be divided equally 
between Hilliard Veren and the widow, for the uses mentioned 
in said will, the debts of the estate to be paid equally by them ; 
that care shall be taken to draw in what belongs to the estate 
in Barbados, England, &c., and upon receipt thereof, to be 
divided equally between the above mentioned, and if either 
party decease before, then it to be accordingly to the heirs of 
the deceased party; that an inventory be taken and presented 
to the court, with the request that this mutual agreement be 
allowed. Signed and sealed June 29, 1680. Witness : Bartho- 
lomew Gedney. 

The above allowed and confirmed in conjunction with the 
will, by the Salem court, June 29, 1680. 

Inventory of the estate of Hilliard Veren, jr. taken June 
24, 1680, by John Higgenson, jr. and Thomas Gardner, jr.; 
In the shopp, 7 peeces searge at 55s. per, 2 peeces gray collered 
searg at 31i. per, 21 yds., 21i. 15s., 281i. ; 8 yds. 1-4 cloth searge 
at 4s. per., 21 1-2 yds, cource carsey at 2s. per, 31i. 16s.; 15 
yds. long old searge at 3s. per, 3 yds. fine carsey at 5s. 6d. per., 
31i. Is. 6d. ; 10 yds. 1-4 Irish carsey at 3s. per, 9 yds. 1-4 sad 
gray carsey at 4s. 6d. per., 31i. 12s. 4 l-2d. ; 8 yrds. mixt 
carsey at 30d. per., 6 yds. 3-4 colerd halfe thick 2 renmants, 
2s. 3d., Hi. 15s. 2 l-4d. ; 45 yds. Red halfe thick in 2 peeces 
2s. 3d. per., 5 yd. collrd cotten, 13d. per., 5li. 6s. 8d. ; 4 yrds. 
wt. cotten 14d. per., 13 yrds. red cotten at 16d. per.^ 23 yd. 
penestone 2s. 3d. per., 31i. 13s. 9d. ; total, 491i. 5s. 5 3-4d. 3 
peeces of blew linen cont. 103 yrds. & in remnants 55 yrds. 
all is 155 yrds. at lOd. per., 6li. 9s. 2d. ; 12 yrds. red flannell, 
18d. per., 7 }Tds. Irish blanketting at 12d. per., 1 carpett, 4s., 
Hi. 9s.; 1-2 peece 2-3 Dowlas, 4li., 4 remnants dowlas cont. 
118 yds. at 20d. per., 131i. 16s. 8d. ; 3 small renmants qt. 7 
yds. 3-4 at 20d. per., 8 yrds. 1-4 broad dowlas at 2s. per.. Hi. 
9s. 5d. ; 33 yrds. 1-2 Irish linen browne at 22d. per.j 24 yrds. 



364 THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

1-4 ditto at 19d. per., 41i, 19s. 9 3-ld. ; 4 peeces cource Irish 
linen, qt. 33 yds. at 12d. per., 10 yrds ditto at 12d. per., 211. 
3s. ; 8 yds. 1-2 cource holland at 2s. per., 6 yds. fustin at lOd. 
per.. Hi. 3s. ; 22 yds. 1-2 canvis at 12d. per., 35 yrds. 1-2 ditto 
at lid., 17 yrds. 1-2 ditto at 13d., 311. 14s.; 19 yrds. canvis at 
lOd., 62 yds. 3-4 narrow canvis, 9d. per., 311. 2s. 11 l-4d.; 1 
peece & 19 yrds. pole dany at 15d. pr. yd.^ 12 yds. wt. Duffells 
at 2s. 9d., 511. Is. 9d. ; 10 gross 4 doz. gimp coate buttens, 2s. 
3d. per., 7 gro. 11 doz. slick coat buttens, 4s. per., 211. 14s. 
lid.; 13 doz. silk brest ditto 2d. 1-2 per., 5 gro. 1-2 vrt. was- 
coat buttens at 12d. per., 8s. 2 l-2d. ; 49 yrd. cotten Ribbon at 
Id. 1-4 per., 52 yds. 1-2 galloone 1-2 silk 2d. per., 13s. 10 
l-4d. ; 33 yrds. of manchester Id. per., 8 peeces tape 8d. per., 3 
Ivery combes, 2s. 8d., 10s. 9d. ; 8 yd. wt. flanell 18d. per., 
12s. ; total, 9711. 13s. l-2d. ; 3 pr. wt. tlirid stockins, 12d. per. 
No. 27, 25, 51i. 1-2 wt. browne tliird at 5s. per., Hi. 10s. 6d.; 
111. 1-2 ditto 5s. 6d. per, no. 20, 22, 23, 211. 1-4 ditto at 4s. 
per. 1-211. fine thrld, 20s., 111. 17s.; 5 brushes 8d. per., 4 pa- 
pers pins 2d. per., 16 pr. mens cource worsted hose 3s. per., 
21i. 12s.; 6 pr. mlxt woemens hose, 3s. 6d. per, 2 pr. cource 
mens yarne 12d., 111. 3s.; 41i. silk at 22s. per. Hi. 1-2 collrd 
thrld 3s. per., 1 Hatt 2s. 6d., 411. 15s.; 5 candlestlckes 8d. 
per, 3 locks 1 pr. dove tailes, 1 ginilett, 3s., 1-211. bone, 9d., 
7s. Id. ; 21 pewter dishes qt. 12711. 3-4 at 12d. per,, 7 large 
plates 16d. per., 61i. 17s. Id.; 23 2d sort of plates 14d. per, 
18 smale plates 12d. per., 211. 4s. lOd.; 6M. 3C. 1-2 20d. 
nailes at 9s. per., 7M. 4d. nalles at 2s. 3d. per., 31i. 12s.; 24 
pole of land by Prltharches 1011., 1-2 an acre by Abra. Coles, 
lOli., 201i. ; Xew England money 3811. 10s. peeces of 1-8, 65 
&c. 1711. 2s. 6d., 5511. 12s. 6d. ; disburst upon mourning wch 
layd out In money & alowed on acct. to them yt disburst it for 
Mrs. Veren, 1611. 6s. 7d.; total 21811. lis. lOd. Debts due to 
the estate as pticulars good & bad, 43511. Is. Id. The dwelling 
house & land thereunto belonging, 24011. ; furniture of the 
house, viz.. Parlor, 12 Turkey work chalres at 9s. pr., 511. 8s. ; 
2 square tables at 24s., 1 pr. large brass Andirons 20s., 211. 4s. 
Hall, 6 lether chaires, 3s. 6d. pr., 2 tables 8s., 4 straw bottom 
chaires, 5s., 2 calico carpetts, 4s., 111. 18s. ; 1 old low lether 
chalre. Is., 1 pr. andirons, 4s., 1 looking glass, 4s., 3 brushes 
2 coms, 30d., lis. 6d.; 1 large Iron candlestick, 14s., 5 small, 
1 large booke, 15s., 2 cushions, 18d., 111. 10s. 6d. ; 1 standlsh 
& penknife, 12d., 6 old joyne stooles, 6s., 6 silver spoons & 
broken plate & 3 cupps, 51 i. 14s., 1 Scale Ring, 1 small & 1 
silver Ring, 211. 3s., 811. Is.; 1 Gold Seale, 15s., a vice to open 



THE PKOBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 361 

somtimes suddainej for the settling therfore of that estate 
left me to dispose off by my aforesayd husband, do make this 
my last will & testament first for my eldest sonn Joseph 
Browne, his ffather haveing suficiently provyded for him by 
his will, to more then a dubble portion, I therfore have only 
given unto him, the shop tooles, w'^'' amounted unto three 
pounds six shillings, w^** he hath had in full possession ever 
since his ffather dyed Item I give unto my other son John 
Browne besyds, the little pcell of land he is to enjoy after my 
decease, I give unto him a flockbed, & bolster Rugg & blankett 
and one paire of sheetes, out of the chest & the straw bed all 
w*^*^ are in the house, and left with my sonn Joseph, also I 
give him a cow w'^^ is also in my sonn Josephs hands, also I 
give unto him the sd sonn John Browne eleven pounds ten 
sliillings after my decease, w*^^ is due to me by bond from my 
p^'sent husband Daniell Warner, and to my eldest Daughter 
I have allredy given unto her a feather bed, bolster, downe 
pillow, and the one halfe of my lenin & other houshold stuf 
. w*^'' I judge to be her full portion, and to my daughter Lidia 
Browne I give a cow now in the hands of Jolm Browne glasier, 
and also a featherbed & bolster & pillow after my decease, and 
the other halfe of the linnen, standing in the house, with the 
other houshold stuff, and bedstead & tables left in the house, 
and I do apoint my son John Bro^vne and my daughter Lidia 
to be my executor & executrix of this my will and desire my 
present husband Daniell Warner to be overseer to see this my 
will pformed. In wittnes heerof have sett my hand the 25 of 
June 1669/' 

Faith (her mark) Warner. 

Witness: Eobert Paine, Robert Lord. 

Proved in Ipswich court Mar. 30, 1680, by Robert Lord, sr. 

Inventory of the estate of Faith Warner, formerly wife of 
Edward Browne, taken Mar. 31, 1680, by Thomas 
Knowlton, sr. and Edmond Heard: one featherbed, bolster, 
Rugg and sheete, 51i. ; one pare of sheetes & one pillow-beere, 
Hi. 3s. ; one chest, pewter & bras, wooden ware & earthen in it, 
18s. 6d. ; one paire of sheetes, thre towells, 3 pillowbeers, one 
tablecloth & small lining, Hi. 9s. 6d. ; two pewter dishes, one 
quart pott, pr. of bras scales & earthen ware, 8s.; one old 
trunk, one brass waite, & a peece of bed ticking, 2s. ; two old 
Iron potts, one old brass kettle, one frieing pan &■ fire fork, 
one tramell and an old grediron, 14s. 6d. ; one bedstead & bed- 
cord, 3 curtains & vaJlins, one meale trough. Hi. ; one table & 



362 THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

one table frame & one chaire, 4s.; a small flockbed, bolster, 
one Eugg, one blanket, one pr. of sheetes, 21i, as.; debt by 
bond, llli. 10s.; total, 2411. 14s. 6d. 

Attested in Ipswich court Mar. 30, 1680 by Lidia Chaff en 
formerly Lidia Browne, executrix to her mother's will. 

Ipswich Deeds, vol. 4, page 341. 

Estate of Hilliard Veren, Jr., of Salem, 

At a County Court held at Boston, Apr. 27, 1680, power 
of administration upon the estate of Hilliard Veren, jr., late 
of Salem, (in the Island of Barbadoes), intestate, was granted 
unto his father Hilliard Veren, Capt. John Price and Hannah 
the v/idow of said Hilliard, they giving bond to present ^ in- 
ventory unto the next court at Salem. 

Salem Quarterh; Court Records, vol. 6, leaf 9. 

"Salem Nouember the 10: 1679 I Hilliard A^eren Jun"" of 
Salem, now being bound to sea & not knowing how it may 
please God to deale with me make this my last will viz I giue 
unto my Deare wife Hanna Veren for euer, my now dwelling 
house, and land adjoyning & furniture : the remainder of my 
estate which I leaue at home, which I value as money about 
six hundred pounds I say six hundred pounds: I giue unto 
my Hon*^ father & mother two thirds be it more or lesse, to 
be kept by them & improued for theire use, the terme of theire 
lives & at theire decease, if any thing shall remaine, to giue 
it to the most hopefull & ingenious Grand children & the other 
third part to my wife. Alsoe the estate I carry with me, if 
I should miscarry & that p''served & com hom my will is 
that it be equally deuided between my wife & father & mother, 
& that alsoe improued as aboue mentioned and this I declare 
to be my absolute mind & will. In testimoney sett my hand, 
the day aboue mentioned." 

Hilliard Veren, Jun'. 

"I intend by the grand children, my sisters children & 
Walter Price to haue an equall proportion with them." 

H. Veren. 

Mr. Benjamin Browne, Mr. John Higgeuson and Mr. 
Thomas Gardner made oath in Salem court, June 29, 1680, 
that the above was in the hand writing of Hilliard Veren, jr. 

Hilliard Veren testified in Salem court June 29, 1680, that 
"my son Hilliard A'^eren, that very morning before he went 
away this last voyage or a morning or two before he came into 



THE PKOBATE KECOEDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 367 

Thomas Price should have possession of a farm at Lynn, 
which at that time was in the possession of Edmund Batter, 
who was made administrator with Joseph Humphreys to the 
estate of CoL John Humphreys, here in New England, leaving 
reservations for any relations of his that might lay claim 
thereto, now desires the court to consider her claim, that said 
farm may be settled upon the rightful heir. 

Deposition of John Floyd, aged about forty five years, that 
being at Mr. Mieles house last spring, he heard Mr. John 
Miells and his wife own that they had both constituted Griffin 
Edwords to be their lawful attorney. Sworn in Salem court 
June 28, 1681. 

Edward Eichards, aged about sixty five years, testified that 
he knew that John Miles and Anne his wife, constituted their 
son Griffin Edwards, their lawful attorney, to act in their 
behalf in all their demands of lands that they laid claim 
to as their right in New England, that formerly was by grant 
given to Col. John Humphreys as a patentee; and further 
Mr. Jonathan Palmes sent for me to Boston, Jan. 17 last, and 
desired me to be of assistance to the said Griffin Edwards 
his brother. Sworn in Salem court 28 : 4 : 1681. 
Essex County Quarterly Court Files, vol. 35, leaves 149, 151. 

Estate of Joseph Armitage of Lynn. 

Administration upon the estate of Joseph Armitage, was 
granted June 29, 1680, unto Henry Stacy, who brought in an 
inventory and attested to the truth thereof. 

Salem Quarterly Court Records, vol. 6, leaf 6. 

Inventory of the estate of Joseph Armitag of Lin, taken 
July 1, 1680, by Eich. Haven and John Ballord: on smalle 
fether bed and two small bolsteres and a pillow, 31i. 5s. ; too 
small ould Euges, 15s.; parcell of ould clothes. Hi. 10s.; two 
oulde chestes and beedsted, 10s.; a peare of shears and Iron, 
2s. 6d. ; total, 61i. 2s. 6d. 

Attested in Salem court 29 : 4 : 1680, by Henry Stacye, the 
administrator. 

The estate of Joseph Armitage Dr. : acount of charges dew 
to Henry Stacy, ten weeks bord at fouer shiling per week, 
21i. ; cofin raill and diging the grave, 14s. ; my own time ten- 
ing and my wifes in time of sieknes, 10s. ; in wine and sider 
for his buriall, 21i. ; other charges at his buriall, 6s. ; total, 
51i. 10s. 

Essex County Quarterly Court Files, vol. 33, leaf 77. 



368 the proba.te records of essex county. 

Estate of John Smith of Salem. 

"The last will & testament of John Smith mad y* 20 day 
of y^ 11 month 1678 hailing my understanding & memory 
doth despos as folloeth first I giue unto my soon Georg Smith 
the west end of my house wherin I now dwell with half the 
ground & the use of the ouerns in the tother roonie also I 
giue unto my soon Georg y* tenaeker loot and saltmarsh also 
I giue unto Georg on peutter platter which he will marked 
G S also I giue unto him y® biggest iron pot & on iron skelet 
& all my iron tools on new great brass kettel on great chest 
& great table firpan & tongs old anderens & spit on fether- 
bed & furnutur belonging to it on heake I giue unto my dafter 
Exersis on fetherbed & the furnutur belonging to it also I 
giue unto her on great brass pan & ye midelmost iron pott & 
on brass skelett on platter marked G S on 3 pint pott on old 
pottenger the old brass pott to puetter sasers on brass candel- 
stick & Georg the other brass candelstick & to Georg on pint 
pott : & to exersis the other & to Exersis on pine chest on littel 
trunk & to Exersis the est end of the house with the other 
part of the land joyning to it & also on pott heak & pott 
hookes & to Georg the other pott hookes 3 I giue unto my 
dafter Tamesen on trundel fetherbed & all y® furnutur belong- 
ing on littel iron pott on peutter platter marked G S on half 
pint pint of peuter on old pottenger on coper kittel & 2 sasers 
on whit earthen basen & the sheets & other lining to be de- 
vided eaqally amonst all fouer of my childeren & all this to be 
don after my deseas if in cause I mak not use of it befor I 
goe out of this world : all thes pertickelers as houshold it is my 
will it should be fulfiled acordingly: but as for house & land 
& cattel or any kind as I haiie befor mentioned Georg is to 
haue a diibl portion & the three dafters to haue eqall shar 
alike & Georg & Exsersis to ||pay to|| Mary & Tamesen: & 
brother Joshua Bofem & Samuel Shadock iiinier to be the 
childerens ouerseers with the aduic of mother for the perfor- 
manc of this my will : with full power to order my childeren 
for ther good as thay see best: and Georg is to dewel with 
Daniel Siithwick Exsersis to Joshua Bofems Tamesen to her 
sister mary: & if in cans mother shuld tak Tamesen to her 
self not to let her be a looser for what she hath don for : her 
and if in [case] Mary dy her portion to return to her soon 
Samuel in witnes herof I haue set my hand" 

John Smith 

Witness: Caleb Buffiim, Mary Mills, Damaris Buffum. 

Proved in Salem court 39 : -im: 1680, by the witnesses. 



THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 365 

bottels, 12d., 16s. Halle chamber, 6 searge chaires at 5s. per, 

1 chest drawers at 12s., 2 trunkes, 12s., 2li. 14s. ; 1 bed, bed- 
steed, 2 pillowes, 1 bolster, curtains & vallens, 3 blanketts &c., 
7li. 10s.; 9 pr. pillow beers, 30s., 2 doz. diap. napkens, 1 diap. 
tablecloath, 24:S., 21i. 1-ls. ; 2 doz. dowlas naptkins, 1 small 
diap. table cloath, 24s., 16 towells, 12s., Hi. 16s.; 2 table 
cloathes, 6s., 1 cubord cloth, 5s., 1 silk cuboid cloth, 6s., 17s.; 

2 pr. fine sheetes, 24s. per., 1 pr. cource holland ditto 15s., 31i. 
3s.; 1 fiue dowlas sheet, 18s., 10 pr. cource sheets, 9s. per, 51i. 
8s.; Ipr. new searge curtaines with silck freng, 61i., 1 table 
cloath, 5s., 61i. 5s.; 3 pictures & the box; 1 plaine rugg & 
flockbed, 25s., Hi. lis. Shop chamber, Idoz. 10 cource napkins, 
Hi., 8 tablecloathes worne, 10s., Hi. lOs. ; 1 bed, bedsteed. 
Rods, 41i., 1 box, 1 old Trunk, 4s., 1 Hamack, lOs., 41i. 143.; 
1 worsted thrum Rugg, 18s., 1 wt. blankitt, 5s., 1 basket & 
flaskett, 30d., Hi. 5s. 6d. Lento chamber, 1 sadle, bridle & 
furniture, 1 carbine 15s., 1 pr. pistolls, holsters, rapier, 
&c., 21i. 16s. Garret lento, meale trof, bagg & lumber, 8s., 501i. 
pewter at 9d. per., 13 plates 12d. per., 21i. 18s. 6d. ; 1 bason, 
5s., 5 sacers 2d. per., 7 porringers lOd. per., flagon, salt, 2 
potts, 6s., 17s.; 2 sniale brasse candlestickes, 3s., 2 bra^s scil- 
letts, 2 chafin dishes, 7s., 10s.; warming pan, 1 skimer, 8s., 1 
brass Ketle, 30s., spit & f riing pan, 4s., 21i. 2s. ; 1 Iron pot, 1 
Kettle, 7s., 1 pr. andirons, 4s., fire shovell, tonges & a forke, 
4s., 15s.; gridiron, a clenly, 3s. 6d., 2 tramells, 1 pr. pot- 
hoockes, 8s., lis. 6d. ; 1 Jack, 1 pr. bellowes, 17s., 3 chaires & 
1 cushion, 4s., 1 case, 7 bottles, 8s., Hi. 9s. ; 18 earth plates, 4s. 
6d., 6 earth basons, 8s., 2 earth dishes, 2s., 14s. 6d. ; chamber 
potts & juggs, 4s. 6d., tin ware, 7s., glasses & bottells & other 
smale things, 16s., old cask in the seller, 6s., 1 pr. stilliards, 
Hi. 6s. 6d. ; total, 96911. Id. The estate is due for severall dis- 
burstments for mourning & other debts, 571i. 6d. ; soe much 
layd out by Mrs. Veren for mourning as per inventory, 161i. 
6s. 7d. ; the estate is Dr. by a mistake upon the casting up of 
the silks, 1 gross buttens & browne linen all is 41i. 6s. 6d. ; 
the estate is Dr. in England, &c. 

Attested in Salem court June 29, 1680, by Hilliard Veren, 

Capt. John Price and Hanah Yeren, relict of Hilliard Veren. 

Essex County Court Records, vol. 301, pp. 151-154. 

Estate of John Southwick of Salem.* 

A proposal being made on the behalf of the youngest child 
of John Sothwick, deceased, that her portion of estate might 
*See ante, vol. 2, page 313. 



366 THE PBOBATB RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

according to the order of the court at Salem, ISTov. 36, 1679, be 
set out for her, this court May 4, 1680, appointed Capt. John 
Corwin, Capt. John Price and Mr. Hilliard Verrin or any 
two of them, to compute the child's proportion and to set it 
out if it be in land, and make return to the next court for 
their further consideration and confirmation. 

Ipswich Quarterly Court Records, vol. 5, page 354. 

Estate of John Humphries, Esq.* 

Griffen Edwards, husband of Elizabeth, the daughter of Ann 
the now wife of Mr. John Miles, the only child of John 
Humphreyes, Esq., deceased, presented to the court June 28, 
1681, a letter of attorney under the hand of said Ann, his 
mother in law, to act in her behalf, relating to any right she 
might have in the estate of her father, and also produced a 
certificate under the hand of the Mayor of Clonmell, Ireland, 
and attested by several, that said Ann is the only surviving 
reputed child of John Humphryes, and he was granted admin- 
istration in the behalf of said Ann, of all the estate of John 
Humphryes here in this Colony of Massachusetts. The court 
haviiig formerly ordered Mr. Thomas Price and Mrs. Eliza- 
beth Pelham upon their receiving Col. Humphryes farm at 
Lymi into their hands, to pay 751i. 17s. to Mr. Edmond Bat- 
ter, which was a debt due from the estate, now order that 
they may keep the farm in their possession as formerly, until 
they shall be reimbursed the 751i. 17s. and also be reimbursed 
the ten pounds which as a legacy of Mr. Joseph Humphreyes 
they paid to Mr. Samuiell Wliiting, pastor of the church of 
Lynn, and then upon such receipt, that possession to be de- 
livered to Griffen Edwards in right of Mrs. Miles. 

Salem Quarterly Court Records, vol. 6, leaf 18. 

A letter showing that John Miles of Swanzey, in the colony 
of New Plimouth, clerk, who married Ann Palmes, widow of 
William Palmes, late of Ardfinan, Ireland, Gent., and Ann his 
wife, constituted their son Griffin Edwards of Boston, mer- 
chant, their lawful attorney. Signed and sealed Jan. 15, 
1680. Witness: Jno. Haynes, Eoger Dobelday. 

Petition to the court at Salem, June 29, 1681, of Griffin 
Edwards, attorney to John ]\Iiles and Anne his wife, only sur- 
viving child of Col. John Humphreys, deceased, that whereas 
the 26: 9m: 1672, order was given that Elizabeth Pelham and 

»Se« ante, yoI. 1, page 345. 



THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 369 

Inventory of the estate of John Smith taken Apr. 16, 1680, 
by John Pickrin and Samuel Gardner, jr. : ye west end of his 
dweling- house & halfe ye land adjoyning to his house & his 
barne, 45li. ; ye east end of his dweling house & halfe ye land 
adjoyning to his house, 251i. ; his ten Acor lot in ye north 
feild & an Acor of saltmarsh, 601i. ; a stear of 3 year old, 40s., 
1 cow, 50s., 1 heifer, 30s., 1 horse, 40s. & a sheep, 6s., 81i. 6s. ; 
a fether bed, bolster, pillow, 3 blanckits, 1 Rug, A winscot 
bedsted & Curtins and vallians & Iron Rodds, 61i. 10s.; A 
fether trundlebed & bedstead, 2 pillows & 4 blanckits, 21i. 5s. ; 
A fetherbed & bolster, 2 Rugs, bedstead & 3 blanckits, 31i. 
19s. ; a bedstead, bedcord & matt, 10s., saddle, saddle cloth & 
stirrups, 20s., A window Cloth, 2s., Hi. 12s. ; 4 pr. large sheets, 
31i. 4s., 3 small sheets, 10s., 10 pillowbears, 10s., 10 napkins, 
4s., 41i. 8s. ; A peuter 3 pint pot, a pint Ale measure, 1 pint 
pot, halfe pint pot wine measure, 3 old porengers, 2 small old 
sacers & 1 new sacer, a half pint bottle, a beaker, 3 old plat- 
ters, 2 small dishes, a new bason, a plate, 2 old chamber potts, 
Hi. 12s. 6d. ; 2 brasse candlesticks, lis., 5 glasse bottles, 3s., 
tin ware, 2s., a silver dram cup, 3s., Hi. ; A great ston Jug, 
3s., 3 small Juggs, a white bason, platter & a pott, 4s., 7s. ; 6 
small glasses, 6d., 1 doz. trenchers, 9d., a new pair womens 
shoose, 2s, 6d., 3s. 6d. ; 5 earthen potts, Is., 1 small earthen 
Jug & saltsellor, 9d., A padd, 18d., 3s. 5d. ; 2 linin wheals, 
5s., 6 wooden trayes, 4s., A corn baskit, 6d., A old hhd. & 8 
old barels, 4s., 13s. 6d. ; A great Chest, 10s., a box, 3s. 6d., a 
meal trough & 3 old meal baggs, 6s. 6d., Hi. ; 5 oagers, a 
speak gimblit, 2 hand playnes, A fore plaine, 2 Cresing playns, 
7s. 6d. ; severall other working tools, 34s., with old Iron, Hi. 
14s.; A small table, 18d., a great table, 5s., 6s. 6d. ; 1 fire 
shovel, 1 pr. tongues, 18d., a frying pan. Is., an Iron skellet, 
4s., 6s. 6d. ; 3 Iron potts, & potthooks, 14s., 2 brasse pots, 7s., 
Hi. Is.; a spade, pr. fettors, half bushel, peck & 5 wooden 
dishes & bread Tray, 6s. 6d. ; brass morter, 2 presing Irons, 1 
box Iron, 2 heators & a pr. sheers, 9s.; an ower glasse, 6d., 3 
oald sives. Is., 6 old chayers, 6s., 8s. ; 1 great brasse Kettle, 
40s., midling old brasse Kettle, 8s., 1 smal Kettle, Copper, 
8s., 21i. 16s.; a gi-eat brasse pan, 12s., a little Kettle, a skellet 
skimer, 3s., a warming pan, 6s., Hi. Is. ; pr. wooden skalls & 
4 waits, all 10 l-21i., 3s. 6d., a pine Chest, 4s., 7s. 6d. ; Cart 
& wheals & slead, 22s., 2 hakes 2s. 6d. pr. ps.. Hi. 7s.; about 
2-3 of a barrel pork, 30s., a swine in ye woods of 3 year old, 
15s., 21i. 5s.; total, 17411. 15s. 5d. 

There are severall debts demanded of ye estate as alredy 



370 THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

apears to ye value of 1311. od Monys & what more may be we 
yet know not, as also about 611. od Monys due to ye estate, but 
what time will farther manefest we know not, for we have 
not as yet ye full certinty of things from ye place where he 
dyed wch was in Vergenia. Signed, Joshua Buffum, Samll. 
Shattock, jr. 

Attested in Salem court 29:4: 1680, by Joshua Buff am and 
Samuell Nurse, who had power of administration granted to 
them upon the estate, they to have respect to the fulfilling of 
the will of the deceased, only the court ordered that the admin- 
istrators pay out of the estate to John Nurse, a grandchild, 
201i., payable within six months after George and Exercise 
children of the deceased, come of age. 

Essex County Quarterly Court Files, vol. 33, leaves 95, 96. 

Estate of Thomas Flint of Salem.* 

A return being made by Lt. Thomas Putnam, Lt. John 
Pickering and Tho. Flint of a division of some land as by the 
will of Thomas Flint, sr., it was allowed June 29, 1680, and 
the original filed in this court's records, 

Salem Quarte/rly Court Records, vol. 6, leaf 6. 

Estate of Eleazer Hathorne. 

Mr. Eleazer Hathorn dying intest-ate, and none appearing 
to take administration, the court June 29, 1680, ordered that 
the marshall make inquiry what estate may be found and 
make return thereof to the next court. 

Salem Quarterly Court Records, vol. 6, leaf 8, 

Estate of John Day of Gloucester. 

Administration upon the estate of John Day, intestate, was 
granted 29 : 4 : 1680, unto Ann Day, the relict, who brought in 
an inventory which was allowed. 

Salem Quarterly Court Records, vol. 6, leaf 9. 

Inventory of the estate of John Day taken June 26, 1680, 
by Edward (his E W mark) Wollond, sr. and Jos. Hardy, 
jr. : 2 bedsteads and beding belonging to them, 21i. 10s. ; a 
hous wich stands apon Mr. Jos. Graf tons land, 651i. ; 1 chest, 
1 box, 2 tables, 7 chairs & 2 stools, 18s.; 1 lorn pot, 1 Iron 
skellet, a pr. bellows and 1 pr. tonges, 1 warming pan, hake, 
box and heators, 13s.; 1 muskit and an old cutlis, lis.; woolen 

*See ante vol. 2, page 139. 



THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 371 

wheel, a pr. cards and Earthen things, 5s. ; his old sea cloths, 
scale, compasses, a forestaf, old callender and 2 sives, Hi.; 
money, 21i. 4s.; total, 731i. Is. Debts due from ye estate to 
Mr. Joseph Grafton aliout 121i. ; Mr. John Grafton about 81i. ; 
Mr. Tho. Ifes about lOli. ; Mr. Edm. Batter about 21i. ; Capt. 
George Corwin about 31i. 10s.; Mr. Tho. Skiner in money, 
51i. ; total, 401i. 10s. 

Attested in Salem court 1 : 5m : 1680, by Ann, the relict, and 
administratrix of the estate, and when the debts are paid the 
remainder to be to the widow for her own use and bringing 
up her children. 

Essex County Quarterly Court Files, vol. 33, leaf 107. 

Estate of William Sutton of jSTewbury. 

Administration upon the estate of William Sutten, intes- 
tate, was granted June 29, 1680, unto Sarah, the widow, who 
brought in an inventory and attested to the truth thereof, 

Salem Quarterly Court Records, vol. 6, leaf 6. 

Inventory of the estate of William Sutton who deceased 
May 9, taken Newbury, May 27, 1680, by John Badger and 
John Kelly: a hors, 41i. ; plough and Irons and pin, 15s.; 3 
calves, 21i. 14s.; sleed, 7s.; 3 pigs. Hi. 4s.; shovell, 3s. 6d. ; 
Whipple tree chayne, 3s. ; hors hames, 8s. ; pair of fire tonges, 
3s. ; wheele for spining, 4s. ; 2 chayers, 3s. ; pair of buf gloves, 
5s. ; 3 sheets. Hi. 17s. 6d. ; 2 pair of stokens, 8s. ; 4 yards of 
homspun cloth, 14s.; 3 shirts, 19s.; Table lining, 5s.; 2 
Bands, neckcloths and handkercheifs, 10s. ; pilobeir, 2s., a 
chest 4s., 6s. ; wareing clothes, 21i. 10s. ; hat and cap, 4s. ; pair 
of gloves, 2s. 6d. ; 2 glas bottles, Is., awl. Bodkin, hamer, 2 
knives, 2s., 3s. ; 4 spoones, Is., wooden ware Is., tin ware, 5s., 
7s. ; skillet, grater, poringer, 5s., earthen ware, Is. 6d., 6s. 6d. ; 
a bible and a pair of bridle bits, 4s. ; 2 pair of shooes, 9s., a 
saddle, 10s., 19s.; wooll, 12s., mor hors takling, 3s., 15s.; bed 
and blanket, 5s. ; a half barrell, 2s., pair of fetters and lock, 
4s., 6s.; 4 sheep, 21i. 8s.; his labor about the Lot, 31i. ; five 
pound of cotton yarne, 15s.; from Thomas Martin for keep- 
ing of his Sun, 21i. ; a bushell and half of corne, 4s. 6d. ; total, 
301i. 19s, 6d. Debtor to Richard Kent, 51i. ; Georg Maior, 
15s.; Joseph Plumer, 7s. 6d. ; Joseph Pike, 5s.; John Knight, 
5s. 8d. ; Joseph Knight, 4s. 9d. ; Nicholas Noyes, 4s.; Ms. 
White, Hi. 10s.; Peetter Titer, 15s.; Eichard Dole, sr. 9s.; 
Doctor Dole, 15s. 9d. ; Jabis Musgrove, 4s.; John Emmury pr- 
a coffin, 7s. ; Joshua Morse, 2s. ; Steephen Greeneleaf, 15s. 



372 THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

Gd. ; John Bartlet, sr„ 8s. ; James Coffin, 7s. 3d. ; Georg March, 
Is. Gd. ; John Hog, 2s. 6d. ; Sammuell Plumer, 2s. 6d, ; John 
Kelley per shoos, 6s.; total, llli. 7s. lid. 

Attested in Salem court 30 : 4 : 1G80, by Sarah, the widow. 
Essex County Quarterly Court Files, vol. 33, leaf 78. 

Estate of Johx Collins of Lynn. 

Administration upon the estate of John Collens, intestate, 
was granted 29: 4m: 1680, unto Abigaile Collens, the widow, 
and there being an inventory brought in and allowed, as also 
an agreement drawn up by the widow with consent of chil- 
dren and relations of the father and mother for settling the 
estate, it was allowed. 

Salem Quarterly Court Records, vol. 6, leaf 9. 

Inventory of the estate of John Collins of Lynn, who de- 
parted this life about Dec. 22, 1679, as being cast away at 
sea, and dyed intestate, taken Mar, 27, 1680, by Andrew 
Mansfeild and Ealph King and presented by Abigaile the 
widow of the deceased: weareing apparrill yt was not lost 
at sea, 31i. 8s.; Beding, Bedsteads, sheets, curtaines, vallenc, 
171i. Is.; cubord, cuboard cloath & a chest, 31i. 5s.; Tables & 
joyned stools. Hi. 12s.; an ould cuboard, cradle, cheers & 
wheels. Hi. 5s.; 5 cows, 2 oxen, 2 steers, 331i. 10s.; 19 sheep, 
91i. 10s., puter & a Lattin pann, Hi. 15s., llli. 5s.; Brass, 
21i., Iron pott & kettles, frying pan & a morter. Hi. 14s., 31i. 
14s. ; dog Irons, pot hooks, a pot hanger, Hi. 5s. ; Armes, 41i., 
stiliard, 10s., syths & sickles, 10s., oli. ; smoothing Iron, 3s., 
wooden ware, 10s., tooles & ould Iron, Hi. 15s., 21i. 8s.; a 
Hatt, cuboard & a Box, 12s.; plows, carts, yoaks, chaine, 21i. 
2s., 2li. 14s.; woolen & Linnen yarne, Hi. 6s., cardes, 3s., 
Bibles, 8s., Hi. 17s.; pare of tongs & a fire shovell, 3s., Porcke, 
Hi. 10s., Barrills, 12s., 21i. 5s.; Graine, 31i., A Fann, sadle, 
ould Boots & Flax, Hi., 41i. ; Loome, Harnice & sleas, 21i., an 
houre glass & a sive, 2s., 21i. 2s. ; the Land the houses stand 
uppon with the houses & orchard, 801i. ; thirtye two acres of 
Land & medow, 16011.; 4 Acres & an halfe of medow in 
Wigwam medow, 131i. 10s. ; pare of scales, weight & Adse, 
5s.; Monyes, 51i. ; A sixt parte in the saw mill, 51i.; woolen 
cloath, 21i., more Lynnen Cloath, 10s., 21i, 10s.; an ould 
chest & a box & an inkhorne, 3s. 6d. ; two mares, Hi. 10s.; 
one Grindlestone, 10s., a warming pan, 2s., 12s.; total, 36511. 
Is. 6d. 



THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 373 

Attested in Salem court 30:4:1680, by Abigail Collens, 
who was appointed administratrix of her husband's estate and 
an agreement being presented to the court, of the widow and 
all persons concerned, as also \\dth the approval of the eldest 
son, it was allowed and confirmed. 

John Collins of Lynn who died, intestate, having been cast 
away at sea, and leaving a wife and twelve children, the widow 
with her relations, judging it most meet, desired Abigail Col- 
lins, Samuel Collins, Joseph Collins, Andrew Mansfield, 
Henry Collins, sr., and Henri Collins, jr., to divide his es- 
tate, which they have done as follows : to the widdow 
all the moveable estate, both stocke & store within 
dores and without as her free estate, 11 Hi. lis. 6d., which 
being taken out of the simi of the inventorye, the houses, 
Lands & medow remain to be disposed, which amount to 25311. 
10s., of which, one third part to the widow during her life, 
and the other two thirds to the two eldest sons, Samuell and 
Joseph Collins, equally, as they come to age. Samuell having 
a good trade as a gunsmith, maketh up to him his double por- 
tion; and this to be understood the widow to have the use of 
the whole estate until the two said sons come of age, and then 
to have only her thirds, and at her death the whole estate to 
the two sons, they to pay to each of their brothers and sisters, 
namely, Benjamine, Daniell, Nathaniell and John, Eliza- 
beth, Marye, Hannah, Loes and Alice Collins, ten pounds in 
current pay, as they come to age, their sister Abigaile Town- 
send having already received her portion. If any of the 
children should die before they come of age, then their por- 
tion equally to the surviving children, also that Samuell and 
Joseph Collins are not to leave their mother, but to live with 
her and carry on her tasiness for her upon the consideration 
of their having the housing and lands as abovesaid, the house 
and lands to stand bound for the payment of the children's 
portions. 

The eldest son giving his consent to the above agreement 
in the Salem court 30 : 4: 1680, it was allowed and confirmed. 
Essex County Quarter] i/ Court Files, vol. 33, leaves 100, 101. 

Estate of Mrs. Ann Cole of Salem. 

"Salem In Xew England ye first day of Novemb"" Anno 
Dom. 1679 The last Will and Testament of me Anne Cole 
Eelict and Administratrix upon the Estate of my deceased 



374 THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

Husband Thomas Cole and although I am at present trough 
gods visitation upon me sick and weake in respect of bodily 
health yet blessed be God of sound & perfect memory : & well 
knoweing my husbands mind with respect to ye disposeall of 
what Estate he left unto me, wch was to be devided Between 
his Two children as I see cause I doe therefore in ffaithfull- 
ness thereunto : Thus in my last will and Testament made ye 
day & yeare abouesaid Bequeath as ffolloweth vzt Inprimis 
I give and bequeath unto my Son Abraham Cole upon y® con- 
sideration of his being my eldest Son y^ siun of Ten pounds 
in silver wch is the Tenn pounds he hath alreadie received of 
m"" Jonathan Corwin in part of fforty Jffive pounds ffor my 
Lett in y^ North ffield by me sold ye said m'. Jonathan Cor- 
win Item my Will is that all all my debts shall be justly paid 
out of my estate wch. I may leaue. after me ; wch being don by 
the care of my Executo"^ & Trustees to see ye due performance 
of this my wall The remainder I will that it shall upon an 
equall valluation be devided. I say equally between my Two 
Sonns: Abraham Cole & John Cole: That is to say my son 
Abraham shall haue ye Land sowtherly Towards y^ Streets 
upon wch his Two bowses stand and ye ground thereunto now 
fenced in^ with so much backward in y^ said Lott : as in vallu- 
ation shall be made an equall half of y^ said Lott: & y^ re- 
mainder of my said Lott whereon my old bowse stands north- 
erly : I give and bequeath unto my Son John Cole : & this 
Land as it shall by my Trustees in equity be devided. I give 
to them my said Two Sonns theire heires Executors and As- 
signes for ever : And also for my moveables Goods & chat- 
tells after my debts are paid : I will that it shall be equally 
devided between my said Two Sonns Abraham Cole & John 
Cole & for my Executo"". I apoint my Son Abraham; and for 
my flfijfees in Trust: whom I would in a christian request 
crave y*^ ffavor of seing this my Will prformed, are m"^. Ed- 
mond Batter & m"". Hilliard Verren Senio"" In witness whereof 
I haue hereunto Sett my hand & Scale y^ day & yeare 
abouesaid" 

Anne (her A mark) Cole (seal) 

Witness: Frances (her F mark) Croade, Dorcas (her D 
mark) Eist, Eichard Croade. 

Proved in Salem court 2:5: 1680, by Richard Croad and 
Dorcas Eist. 

Inventory of the estate of Anne Cole, widow, of Salem; a 
dwelling house with out houseing belonging and about one 



THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 375 

acre of lands adjoyning, on part of which land Abraham Cole 
have built two houses all which was valued and apprised by 
2 men after my fathers decease, April 20, 1679, oOli. ; due 
from Mr. Jonathan Corwin for a 10 acre lott in the north 
fields, 35li. ; total, 85li. The rest of the goods & chattells 
were disposed of by my mother and divided by her before her 
decease. Abraham Cole, Executour. 

Attested in court 2:5: 1680, by the executor. 

Debts due from the estate of Anne Cole, widow: to Doctor 
Welds, 21i. ; Doctor Swinerton, Hi. 5s. ; the nurse, 31i. ; Capt. 
Price, 31i. 15s.; Deacon Home, Hi.; Mr. Rich. Croade, 18s.; 
Jolm Leech, jr., 10s.; Benjamin Gerrish, 6s.; goody mans- 
field of Lyn, 7s. ; William Beanes, 2s. ; Mr. William Browne, 
jr.. Hi. 3s. ; for writings made, 6s. ; the funerall, 31i. 10s. ; Mr. 
Samll. Gardner, jr., 8s.; to Hilliard Veren, jr., lis. 8d. ; to 
the cleark for this & my father's will & inventory, 8s.; total, 
191i. 9s. 8d. 
Essex County Quarterly Court Files, vol. 33, leaves 102-104. 

Estate of James Davis, Sr.;, of Haverhill. 

"The Last Will & Testament of James Davis Senj"^ of Hav- 
erhill, made March y^ 17*'*: 1675: 1676: I James Davis Senj-^ 
of Haverhill in Norfolk in New England being of perfect 
memory and through y® blesseing of God, though aged, yet 
in good health, and knowing assuredly that all men are 
mortall & y* young men may dy suddenly, & old men must 
dy, & how suddaine my owne time may be in these desolate- 
ing times ; wherein y^ Enimie seekes y® destruction of o*" New- 
England Israel ; Being through Grace & y* Meritts of my Lord 
& Saviour Jesus Christ in good hope of my etemall being in 
hap])ynesse ; to wliome I comitt my Soule ; Doe hereby, as f ol- 
loweth, settle my outward estate, w*^ : God in mercy hath hither 
unto lent mee; Viz: Inprimis, I hereby revoake & make void 
all wills formerly by mee made before the date hereof: 2*^^^: 
I give to my Son John Davis all my third division of land 
in Haverhill w"^ all y^ additions belonging to it, according to 
y® grant of y® Towne of Haverhill, together with my third di- 
vision of meadow in Haverhill. 3*^'^; I give to James Davis 
y^ Son of my Son Jolm Davis the one half of my fourth di- 
vision, or y^ full right to y*^ one half of my fourth division of 
Vpland in Haverhill, it not being yet laid out. •4*'*'^ : I give to 
my Son Ephraim Davis all tliat land being thirty acres more 
or lesse w^ he hath built upon joyneing to y® great plaine in 



376 THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY, 

Haverhill : I give him also that half of my East meadow w*' I 
made use of for my self. I give him also all the sheep & 
other cattle w'=: he hath of mine in his hands. 5**^^^: I give 
to Stephen & Ephraim Davis y® Sons of my Son Ephraim 
Davis the other half of my fourth division Vpland; to be 
equally divided between them w° : it is laid out. my Son John 
Davis his Son James or his Agent being to have his first choice 
of his half. 

"gthiy. J g^yg j-Q jjjy gQjj Ephraim Davis two Ox Comons, 
and also five Cow Comons, '^^^^y-, I give to my Son 
Sam": Davis my second division of Vpland. and one ox- 
Comon and also three Cow Comons, all in Haverhill. 8*^^^: I 
give to my Daughter Sarah y'^ wife of John Page jur the one 
half of my Pond meadow, and all y® goods of mine w*^ : her 
husband hath in his possession, excepting only my 
warmeing pan. 9^^^^ I give to James Gild y^ Son of Sam" : 
Gild the one half of my pond meadow; my Daughter 
Sarah or one in her behalf being to have y® first choice. 10*^'^ : 
I hereby leave & give to my Son James Davis all my other es- 
tate that I shall leave at my death, and doe hereby constitute 
and appoint my s**: Son to be my Sole Executor of this my 
last will : In wittnesse whereof I y" s*' James Davis, Senj' 
doe hereto sett my hand & scale, March y^ l?**" : 1675jJ.676." 
James (his A mark) Davis, Sejr. (seal) 

Witness: Nath. Saltonstall, John (his mark) Swaddocke. 

"Haverhill July y« 22*'^: 1678. The words [and to John 
Page ju"" Three Cow Comons] is hereby revoaked & made 
void, it being at first intended to be but for Two Cow Comons; 
and, since that, deed by mee given him for y^ said Two Cow 
Comons, I doe hereby also appoint William \niite & Nath": 
Saltonstall both of Haverhill to be y* Overseers of this my 
will, & to provide that if I out live the Time & money I 
thought to spend, justice, according to porportion, in my Will 
mentioned, may be done to my Eldest Son James Davis; & 
no disposall of any of my estate to be made till y* : matter be 
determined by my said Overseers or their Executors, as to any 
matter of portion or legacie." 

James (his < mark) Davis, Senj"^. 

AVitness. ISTath. Saltonstall, Comiss. 

Deposition of John Page, jr., and Sara his wife, that 
their father James Davis at their house said he had given to 
his son Samuell Davis the "uper pese of his Este medow", and 
also that their mother Davis lived with Samuel Davis about 



THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 377 

one year when she was very weak and not able to help herself 
and to their knowledge he was very careful of her and did to 
his ability what he could for her. Sworn Sept. 23, 1680 
before Xathll. Saltonstall, Assist. 

Deposition of Marthah Tewxbery, that she living sometime 
near Samuell Daves and going to his house "did often see the 
great trouble & care y* he had with his mother that he could 
hardly spare time to goe abroad about his buesnes." Sworn 
Sept. 35, 1680 before Nath. Saltonstall, assist. 

Deposition of William Barens aged about seventy years and 
Eachell his wife aged about sixty years, that "James Deues 
Senier ded promis to giue unto his Son Samuell Deues apon 
the acount of the maring of my daughter forty ackers of 
upland and a peas of medo at the est medo wich land hee haue 
injoyed euer senc wich is about sixteen or seventeen yeares 
senc and apon the Seam acount I gaue him with 
my daughter forty aker of upland." Sworn by Rachell 
Barnes, Sept. 25, 1680, and by Wm. Barnes 39:7:1680, 
before N". Saltonstall. 

Deposition of Hana Prows, aged about thirty five years, 
that she was at the house of her brother Samuell Daves about 
a fortnight when his mother lived there and could see that 
"hee had a gi'eat deall of trobell with her for shee was not any 
abell to help her self." Sworn Sept. 35, 1680 before ISTath. 
Saltonstall, Assist. 

Essex County Probate Files, Docket 7,360. 

James Davis, jr., in open court renounced executorship ac- 
cording to his father's will, and the rest of the relations being 
absent, the court Apr. 8, 1679, appointed him administrator 
to the estate of his father James Davis, sr., late of Haverhill, 
he giving bond of 30011. to present an inventory. 

It being moved to this court that a settlement may be made 
of the estate of James Davis, sr. of Haverhill, the court Nov. 
11, 1679, judge that the will be attended to by the adminis- 
trator, and ordered him to act according thereto with relation 
to legacies therein mentioned after the next court, unless at 
that court the estate not granted in legacies and the debts 
due from the estate be computed, at which time he may bring 
in his challenge if it shall appear that there is need of pro- 
portionable abatement to be made out of the legacies which 
shall then be attended to. 

Salisbury Quarterly Court Records, vol. 3, leaves 68, 74. 

Inventory of the estate of James Davis given in by James, 



378 THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

John, Ephraim and Samll. Davis to the appraisers, Eobert 
Swan, sr. and Robert Clement, Jan. 29, 1678 : James Davis 
gives in to us 4 bills yt Jno. Wells was debter to his deceased 
father wch amounts to 781i. ; Ephraim Davis in to us one 
cow, 41i. 10s., and ten shepe, 51i. ; Samll. Davis gives in five 
& forty acres of upland, 781i. 15s., and two acres & a halfe of 
East meadow, 121i. 10s.; James Davia gives in two acres of 
East meadoWj lOli. ; five acres of ye Pond meadow, 121i. ; two 
acres & a halfe of meadow at ye Sower meadow, 41i. ; eight 
comonages, 301i. ; two hundred & twenty acres of third di- 
vision land at Spickett falls, 451i. ; five acres of meadow third 
division meadow some of it within ye sd land at Spicket 
falls & part of it at ye meadow comonly called Pollise, 121i. ; 
thirty nine acers of upland, 13611. lOs.; the 4th 
division of land 300 acers, 301i. ; total, 4o81i. 5s. 
Jan. 29, 1678, the wareing clothes both linen & woollen 
wth ye bedding appraised by Will. Sargent of Amesbery and 
James Pecker of Haverhill at 31i. 

Attested in Salisbury court Apr, 8, 1679 by James Davis, 
administrator. 

Debts due from the estate to Jno. Keisar, 51i.; goodman 
Ilsley, 5s.; Jno. Dole, 21i. ; Jno. Page, 19s.; James Pecker, 
10s.; Jno. Galium, 4s.; Danll. Ela, 5li. 4s. Demanded by 
brother Samll. Davis 201i. ; 3 cowes in my brother Ephraim 
Davis hands due to the estate; received of my father Davis 
371i, 13s. Left in Salisbury court Nov. 11, 1679. 

Copy, Essex County Quarterly Court Files, vol. 35, leaf 46. 

The declaration made to the court at Ipswich, Mar. 30, 
1680, by Nath. Saltonstall and William White, in prosecution 
of the request of James Davis, sr., of Haverhill in his will, 
which was urged to be attended unto, and in obedience to the 
desire of the court at Salisbury, that we having considered 
their several writings and pleas, now give in our decision 
about the estate leaving the whole to this court's determina- 
tion : that James Davis the appointed executor and now ad- 
ministrator to his father's estate, do according to the clauses 
hereafter mentioned attend to the will, we not finding suffi- 
cient groimd to take off from any legacies to give to him, for 
though he is not put in as others with a particular legacie, 
yet we find that what hath been in his hands to manage will 
be sufficient to satisfy him for his claim ; the meadow in Sam- 
uel Davis' hand and upland adjoining to the 30 acres given 
Ephraim Davis by deed and will, we judge ought to be settled 
in law upon the administrator and James Davis, 



THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 379 

sr., deceased, having formerly as agent, by letter 
from his son John Davis, made sale of his land which 
he left at Haverhill upon his removal to Pascataqua about 
twenty years since, which John seems now to deny because 
the order to his father cannot be found, and threatenings are 
made thereupon of the administrator, therefore we judge that 
the administrator shall have and keep all that was given by 
will to John Davis and his children for restitution of intended 
damage, unless said John and his wife give a legal discharge 
to James from any molestation about the father's estate ; also 
that the debts any of the rest of the children of James Davis 
may present for his care etc, be cancelled and not recoverable 
of the administrator, otherwise their said debts ought to be 
deducted out of the legacies given to the other brethren and 
sisters or relations. The court ordered this return to be ac- 
cepted and allowed, unless any appear at the next court to 
show cause to alter the same. 

Essex County Probate Files, Docket 7,260. 

Estate of Thomas French, Sr.^ of Ipswich. 

"In the name of God Aiuen. I Thomas ffrench senio"^. of 
Ipswich being weak of body yet of perfect understanding and 
memory doe in case of death make this my last Will and Tes- 
tament. In the first place I commend my Soul into the hands 
of Almighty God who hath redeemed it by the precious blood 
of his Son; and I commit my body to the Earth, whence it 
was taken, to be buried in a Christian decent manner by my 
friends in hope of a blessed resurrection to eternal life. And 
as for my outward Estate which God hath graciously given 
me in this world I doe thus dispose of it : inprimis, I give and 
bequeath to Mary my beloved wife the Bed whereon I use to 
ly, Tvath all the appurtenances and furniture belonging 
thereto. Moreover I give to my son Thomas tfrench my 
cloak and close-coat. Also I give to my son John French 
one Cow, which is to make up the full summe of thirty 
pounds which I formerly i^romised him for his Portion. Also 
I give to my daughter Mary Smith, one Cow. And to my 
son Samuel tfrench I give and bequeath the bed whereon he 
usually lieth, together with the Bedding and Bed-stead be- 
longing to the same, ffurther, as concerning my lands at the 
Pequod lots, and my division Lot of marsh at plum-Island 
my Will is, that my sons Thomas and Samuel French for and 
in consideration of twenty pounds by them engaged accord- 



380 THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

ing to my order unto my son Ephraim French as y® remain- 
ing part of his portion (which summe of twenty pounds is 
almost all paid, and the remainer due upon demand), I say 
my Will is that those my two sonns Thomas and Samuel shall 
possesse and enjoy the said Pequod lands, and division-lot 
of marsh to themselves and to their heirs forever, to be equally 
divided betwixt them. 

"ffurthermore, I give and bequeath to my somi Thomas 
French my dwelling house and homested with all the ap- 
purtenances and priviledges therof and belonging thereto, 
and also my Lot lying in Labour-in-vain fields containing 
twelve acres more or less; with all the rest of my cattell, 
stocke of all sorts and moveable goods (not disposed of by this 
my Will and testament:) and to my son Samuel I give and 
bequeath two acres of upland joyning to Joseph Quilter's and 
two acres of meadow-ground at Eeedy marsh ; to be possessed 
by them respectiuely after my decease : Provided always and 
my Will is, that my son Thomas French doe give full and free 
libertie to Mary my wife his mother to abide and dwell in 
the said house and to make use of any room or rooms therof 
for her convenient accommodation therein ; as likewise to 
make use of all or any such moveables as I doe now leave in 
the hands of m}^ son Thomas (not disposed of:) as may be 
necessary and convenient for her use and occasions from time 
to time; and all these during the term of her natural life: 
and that after her decease my son Thomas shall deliver to 
my three children John, Sam'K and !Mary three of the biggest 
pewter dishes which shall then be left and remain, that is to 
say, to each of them, one. Provided also, and my will is, 
that my two sons Thomas and Samuel doe carefully provide 
for their mothers comfortable maintenance and livelyhood 
and what is requisit thereto during her natural life; each 
of them allowing thereto proportionally to that part of 
my Estate which shall be by them received by vertue of this 
my testam*. And if through any neglect or failure, this way 
of maintenance should not he to their mother's satisfaction 
and content, my Will is, y* those my two sonns Thomas and 
Samuel shall allow to their mother ten pounds yeerly: 
nine pounds thereof to be paid by Thomas and twenty 
shillings by Samuel, in such pay as shall be suitable 
and necessary for her comfortable maintenance and lively- 
hood : And further, if it shall please God to exercise her with 
much prevailing weakness or continuing sickness that the 



THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 381 

aforesaid ten pounds should not suffice to defray the charges 
of her expences; my Will is, that (over and aboue y* ten 
pounds, and according to the like rate of proportion) those 
my two sons Thomas and Samuel shall supply her with neces- 
saries suitable as her condition may require, y* she be not ex- 
posed to suffering for want of what ought and might be pro- 
cured for her. Also my Will is, that my Lot in Labour-in- 
vain fields, and the two acres of meadow at Eeedy Marsh shall 
stand bound respectively to my said wife during her natural 
life as securitie for the true pformance of this my Will as 
respecting her maintenance by my two Sonns; and after her 
decease, the said lands (except what shall bee alienated (if 
any so be) by means of the securitie aforesaid) to remain to 
each of those my Sonns, and to their heirs for ever as is before 
mentioned and declared. And lastly, I doe name, appoint, 
and constitute my son Thomas French to be the sole Executo''. 
of this my last will & testament." 

August: 3: 1680. Thomas ffrench, Sen. 

Witness : [no signatures] 

Proved in Ipswich court Sept. 28, 1680, by Mary French 
and Samuel French. 

Inventory of the estate of Ensigne Thomas French taken 
Aug. 25, 1680, by Jonathan Wade and John Whipple: his 
waring apparell Linon & woolin, 41i. 10s.; the grat beed in 
the parler with what belongs toe it, 71i, 10s.; a trundle beed 
with what belongs toe it, 31i. ; thre chests, 20s., 7 cushins, 20s., 
21i. ; 4 payer of sheets, 40s., 4 pilowbers, 8s., 21i, 8s. ; 22 nap- 
cines, 30s., 3 tablecloths, 20s., 2li. 10s.; 11 yds. of hommade 
cloth, Hi. 13s. ; warming pann, 8s., yd. & halfe of serge, 6s., 
14s. ; a cutlach & belt, 6s., 3 small baskits, 2s., 8s. ; 2 bruches, 
2s., smal looking glas, Is., 3s. ; 6 chayers, 6s., table & foorme, 
7s., 13s.; one spitt, fire pan, tonges, gridirone, tramell, 18s.; 
9 pewter dishes, 27s. ; 2 pint pots & a half pint, two porengers, 
one beacer cup, 2 poringer. Hi. 17s.; two bras Ketls, 21i. 15s.; 
one Irone pott, 3 scilits, a scimer, 14s. ; tine ware, 6s., 9 spones, 
18d., 7s. 6d. ; barels, payels, trayes, kelers, 14s. ; earthen ware, 
8s.; old axe & howe, 3s., books, 10s., 13s.; 3 loads of haye, 
30s. ; a bed given to Samuel French with what belongs toe it, 
41i. 15s.; a meane bed with what belongs toe it, 21i. ; doz. 
halfe of trenchers, 18d., sithes, 2s., 3s. 6d. ; 5 sheep & thre 
Lames, 21i. 13s. ; 4 cowes, 12li. ; 8 swine, 31i. lis. ; his dweling 
hous & barne & homestead vrith the privelidg belonging, 70li. ; 
12 accers of Lande at Laber in vain, 601i, ; 2 accers of Land 



382 THE PflOBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

by Scotes Lane, lOli. ; 2 accers of march in the comon feild, 
lOlL; debts due by booke, 71i. 7s. 6d.; total, 21711. 15s. 6d. 
Debts he oweth, 3411. 8s. 5d. making total, 18311. 7s. Id. 

Attested in Ipswich court Sept. 28, 1680, by Thomas 
French, executor. 

Essex County Prolate Files, Docket 10,190. 

Estate of Henry Palmer of Haverhill. 

"In the Xame and ffeare of God Amen I Henry Palmer of 
Hauerill Upon Merlmack Eiuer in the collony of the Massa- 
chusets in New England being sick and weak in body butt 
sound and soiled in my vnderstanding and of a disposeing 
mind Doe make this my last will and Testament as followeth 
Haueing comitted my soule to Allmighty God the father of 
Spiritts and vnto Jesus Christ my only sauiour & Eedemer by 
the Helpe of the holy Ghoste my comforter in all my troubles 
and Afflictions that haue befalne mee in this world And touch- 
ing the Disposall of my fraile body I comitt the care of my 
Interment to my Exectuers Hereafter mentioned to bee pform- 
ed in a Christian and Decentt maner and to bee layd by my 
Dear wife in Hauerill Burieing place by Gods pmition And for 
whatt Estate God hath Giuen mee in this world my will is 
thatt my Just Debts bee Honestly payd and Discharged and 
that my land bee Disposed of as is here after mentioned, 

"Itf" I Doe Glue unto my Grand child John Dalton thatt 
peece of my East medow thatt lyeth on the East side of the 
Riuer y* Euneth through thatt medow and I Also Glue to 
John Dalton all my land in the upper and lower plaine more 
or less as itt is Itt I Doe Giue unto John Dalton two cowe 
comonages in the Towue of Hauerill Itt I Doe Giue unto 
Elizabeth Ayers my Grand Daughter now the "wdfe of Jolm 
Clemante fower Acres of planting land lying northward of 
the Towne Joyning to the land of Eobertt Swan, and one 
Acker of Accomadations, Itt I Doe Giue unto my Grand Son 
Samuell Ayers the uper peece of my East medow lying on 
the west side of the Eiuer, to Ad to whatt land he hath Alredy 
in possession. Itt I Doe Giue vnto my Grand son Timothie- 
Ayers the lower peece of my East medows lying on the west 
'sid of the Eiuer with whatt other land hee hath already in 
possession Itt I Doe Giue vnto Zacarias whitte formerly my 
Seniant Eleauen Acres of land in the ox comon Abuting vpon 
the way thatt Goeth to the pond medow, or the valine thereof 
as It shall be Apprized by two Indiferant men Ittem I Doe 



THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 383 

Giue Unto my Son Robert Ayers and my Daughter Elizabeth 
his wife, All my Spickett medows as itt is bounded in the 
Towne book of Hauerill 

"Itt I Doe Giue vnto my sone and Daughter Ayers all my 
medow in thatt medows comonly called the west medows as itt 
is bomided in the Towne book and these medows att the De- 
cease of my son Ayers to bee Equally Deuided betwixt my two 
Grand children Samuell and Timothy Ayers, Itt I Doe Giue 
vnto my Son Eobertt Ayers and my son Samuell Dalton my 
third and fourth Diuision of land \vith all other Rights in the 
Towne of Hauerill nott otherwise Disposed of Itt I Doe Giue 
vnto my Son Samuell Dalton & to my Daughter Mehetabel his 
wife my Dwelling house & my House lott and orchyard as itt 
is bounded in the Towne book of hauerill only my Son Ayers 
is to haue the one halfe of the frute of the orchyard for fiue 
years and all the frute this year in consideration of paying of 
a Debt of fiue pound Due to m"" Russell, and all these pcells 
of land aboue mentioned I Doe Giue to my children & Grand 
children as they are mentioned to them and their Ayers for 
Euer And I Doe Giue unto my Daughter Elizabeth Ayers my 
Bed thatt I ly \^on with all the furnituer there vnto belong- 
ing. Ittem I Doe Giue Unto my Son Samuell Dalton my best 
cloak & coate & my best sute and all the Rest of the mouables 
within Dores and withoutt shall be Equally Deuided between 
my two Daughters Exept one bras pott which I Giue to Me- 
hetabel Ayers And I make & Appoint my two Sons Robert 
Avers & Samuell Dalton to bee my Exequetors to this my last 
will which I Signe & Scale this 10 : July 1680." 

henry palmer (seal) 

Witness: Andru Grele, Sen., Thomas Eatton, Sen. 

Proved in Ipswich court Sept. 28, 1680, by the witnesses. 

Inventory taken July 17, 1680, by Thomas Whittier, Robert 
Clement, Robert Swan, sr. and John Griffing: His House, 
House lott & orchyard containing six Acres, 15011. ; nine Com- 
onages, 361i, ; his 3 pcells of East medow containing six Acres 
& Halfe, 301i. ; two Ackers of west medow, 201i. ; foure Acres 
in the pond plaine, 41i. ; five Acres in the lower plaine, 201i. ; 
five Acres in the upper plaine, 151i. ; fower Acres & halfe of 
Spicket medow, 351i, ; aboutt two hundred Acres of 3d Di- 
vision, 501i. ; a peece of medow att Chineris pond, 21i. ; his 
fourth Division of land not yet laid out containing one hun- 
dred & 70 Acres, 27li. ; a peece of medow bought of Steven 
Kent, 4li. ; 11 Acres of land in the ox Comon, llli. ; two Cowes 



384 THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

& a two yer old Heffer, lOli. ; 13 sheep & -1 lambs, 61i. ; his 
bed and other beding, 91i. ; wearing cloathes wooling & linin, 
Hatts, stocking, shoes & Gloves, 181i, ; 3 yds. of sarge, 18s.; 
potts, pothooks, hake, slice, tongs, chafiu dish, Grigioron, fire 
fork & tongs, 2li. ; 3 puter dishes, 3 cups, two pots, Hi. 4s. ; one 
table, -4 chaires & stooles, box, chests & trunk, Hi. 10s.: one 
bible & otlier Bookes, Hi. 10s. ; 2 pitch forks, 2 Eakes, taylors 
tooles, an ax, wedg, Eings & a shortt Gunn, Hi. ; one stock of 
bees & one yong Swarme, Hi.; old tubes & other lumber, 12s.; 
total, 456li. 14s. 

Attested in Ipswich court Sept. 28, 1680, by Mr. Samuell 
Dalton and Kobt. Ayers, the executors. 

Essex County Probate Files, Docket 20,428. 

Estate of Nathaniel Rogers of Ipswich. 

Administration upon the estate of Mr. Nathaniell Eoger, 
was granted Sept. 28, 1680, unto Mr. John Eogers, and an 
inventory brought in. A motion being made by him for the 
settlement of the estate and producing evidences declaring the 
mind and will of the deceased, the court doth hereby settle 
the estate according to the evidences of Walter Eoper and Mr. 
Samuell Belcher, upon Mr. John Eoger and his son. 

Ipswich Quarterly Court Becords, vol. 5, page 359. 

Inventory of the estate of Mr. Nathaniel Eogers, deceased 
June 14, 1680, taken by Deacon Moses Pengrie, sr. and Insigne 
Thomas Burnum, sr. ; the Dwelling house and out housses ad- 
jojming and land belonging, 701i. ; Lands at ye Townes end 
adjoyning to ye lands of Mr. Wade, Deacon Goodhue & In- 
signe Burnum, errable, swamp & meadow, 11211.; meadow at 
Haffield Farme or there abouts, 401i. ; Plate in five shillings pr 
ownce, 81i. 5s. ; a Debt in Cash part received, 25011. ; soe much 
due to him from mothers estate about 31i. ; one chest & wear- 
ing Apparrel, 51i. 10s.; Horse, saddle & Armes, 61i. ; total, 
49411. 15s. Some other Debts there are that at present wee 
cannot give a perfect accompt of. Debts due from ye estate : 
to Mr, John Eoggers for Liveing about 20 years, 32011.; to 
him for soe much payed to mother about 6011. ; Funerall 
charges, 191i. ; a Debt due to Deacon Goodhue, 4011. ; to Mr. 
Appleton, Mr. Waynwright & Mr. John Hubbard about lOli. ; 
total, 44911. There are some other Debts as wee apprehend yt 
are not yet come to hand. 

Attested in Ipswich court Sept. 28, 1680, by Mr. John 
Eogers. 



THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 385 

Deposition of Walter Roper aged about sixty eight years 
taken Jnly 15, 1680, before Daniel Denison, that Mr. Na- 
thaniel Eogers lately deceased 'T)eing ordered to goe foorth a 
trooper against the Indians in the yeare 1676, Just before his 
going from his brother M"" John Eogers house, where I then 
was, he would not be satisfyed till he had declared his will to 
me concerning the disposal of his outward estate, not know- 
ing how it might please God to dispose of him he therefore de- 
sired me to remember & signify this as his will as there should 
be occasion to any court viz I doe bequeath to my kinsman 
John Efegers Eldest son of my brother John Eogers, all my 
houses & lands in Ipswich, withall the appertenances & privi- 
ledges thereunto belonging and my other estate I haue either 
heere or in England I doe Leaue or giue to my brother M"^ 
John Eogers to satisfy & pay himselfe what is or may be due 
to him from me, which he then sayd he beleeued was as much, 
as it would doe & further sth not." Attested in Ipswich court 
May 9, 1683 by Mr. John Eogers, sr. 

Deposition of Samuel Belcher, aged about forty years taken. 
Sept. 23, 1680, before Daniel Denison, that walking with 
Mr. Nathaniel Eogers in his pasture groimd joining to the 
land of Deacon Goodhue of Ipswich some years before his 
death, said Mr. Eogers declared his purpose and resolution, for 
diverse considerations to bestow and give that place unto his 
nephew John Eogers, eldest son of Mr. John Eogers of Ips- 
wich, and did also confirm the same to him at another time 
after, and he had also declared the same to Walter Roper de- 
ceased, on his going out against the Indians in the time of 
the war. 

Essex County Probate Files, Docket 24,043. 

Estate of Mrs. Abigail Pearce of Ipswich. 

"In the name of God Amen I Abigaill Pearse of Ipswich in 
the county of Essex widdow being weake of body, but through 
the goodnes of God enioying my undestanding and memory 
doe make & ordaine this my last will & testament, first com- 
miting my soule into the hand of the Lord Jesus Christ my 
blessed Saviour and redeemer, in hope of a joyfull resurrec- 
tion unto life Eternall my body to decent buryall, do thus dis- 
pose of my outward estate that the Lord hath gratitiously 
given and lent unto me, that my debts & funerall charges 
being payd, I give and bequeath unto my Sonn Samuell the 
house and land on the other syde of the way which I pur- 



386 THE PBOBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

chased of Thomas Lord the Shop only excepted, and I give & 
bequeath unto my Sonn John, the house ||wherin I now live|| 
and Land about it with the previledge therto belonging and the 
shop on the other syde of the way also I give unto him my 
best flockbed with the furniture belonging imto it, Item I give 
and bequeath unto my daughter Joannah my best fetherbed 
bolster, new coverlett and best Rugg Also I give unto her 
halfe my english mony and my silver ||wine|| cup and my Red 
Tammy coate and halfe my lennen and weareing clothes, Item 

I give and bequeath unto my daughter Mary Perce my other 
ffetherbed & bolster and covering and red Rugg, and the 
other halfe of my english mony and my silver dram cup, and 
my red StammeU coate, and halfe my linnen & weareing 
cloathes. 

"Item I give unto my two Sonns Robert and Moses Pearse all 
my meadow and marsh att plumb Hand, & heere at Towne 
behind the Hill Item I give unto my Son in law Josiah 
Linden ten shillings and grand children his two sons Twenty 
shilling a peece and Abygaill Linden forty shillings. And 
further my wiU is that the rest of my bedding and linnen 
both fine and corse with bras & pewter be equally devided be- 
tweene my two daghters Joannah and Mary Pearse And my 
farme debts & all the rest of my estate, to be valued, and to be 
equally devided among all my children only my Eldest Sonn 
Samuell to have thirty pounds mor in his share then any of the 
rest and my will and mynd further is, that all those pticuler 
things before mentioned given in pticular to any ||&|| all my 
children viz/ Samuell John Robert Moses, and Joannah and 
Mary, both houses lands & goods be all valued & disposed, soe 
as all there parts in value be made equall only as before Sam- 
uells to be thirty pounds in his part or share more then any 
of the rest and my meaning is that my grandchild ||en|| re- 
ceiue there legasies when they come to age, further I consti- 
tute & ordaine my Eldest Sonne Samuell Pears to be my 

II sole II Executor of this my last will and testament, In wittnes 
heerof that is my last will & testament, I have heerunto put 
my hand & scale the 24 day of June In the two & thirtieth 
yeare of the raigne of o*^ Soveraigne Lord King Charlse the 
Second & Anno Dom 1680 my meaneing is that John shall 
have the use of the shop given him in the place where it 
stand & not forst to remove it without his consent," 

Abigail Perce (seal) 
Witness: Robert Lord, Sen., Jacob Foster. 
) Proved in Ipswich court Sept. 28, 1680, by the witnesses. 



THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 887 

Inventory of the estate of Abigail Peirce, deceased June 
28, 1680, taken by Thomas Knowlton, sr., Jacob Foster and 
Jno. Staniford: the Dwelling & land Adjoyning with ye 
privellidges, llOli. ; ye Land one side of ye way with ye barne 
& privelledges there to belonging, oOli. ; an old house termed 
in ye wqll a shope, 31i. ; 4 Acres of Marsh behind ye hills, 
soli.; 2 Acres Ditto at Jeferys Necke Causy, 61i. ; 15 Acres 
Ditto at Plumb Island, 331i. 15s.; A Farme at Kowlly Vil- 
lage, lOOli.; 3 Cowes, llli. 5s.; 12 sheep & 2 lambes, 51i. 18s.; 
1 Mare &■ 2 swine, 4li. 10s.; Woolling wairing Apparell, 71i. 
lOs. ; Linen wairing Apparell, 41i. 7s. ; 6 pr. of pillobeares, 
Hi. Is.; 1 Cupboard Cloath & halfe sheete & 6 table clothes, 
Hi. 8s.; 16 napkins & 14 towelles, Hi. 15s. 9d. ; 3 pr. stock- 
ines, 1 Mufe, 15s.; 2 tableclothes & 2 shiftes, 19s.; 21 sheettes, 
lOli.; 1 Cupboarde, 21i. 10s.; 2 Chestes & 1 boxe, Hi. 12s.; 1 
Eemnante of Renting, 6s. 6d. ; 1 round table. Hi. 12s.; 2 
Casses & Glasses, 5s.; 6 Joynte stoolles & 2 boxes. Hi.; 1 
hatte & Case & 2 brushes, 15s. 6d. ; 2 hose Irones & heaters, 

1 warming pane & basquete, 15s. 6d. ; 4 bedsteades, 2 flocke- 
bedes & 1 boullstere, 51i, 5s.; 1 Feather bed, 1 bouUstere & 

2 pillowes, 41i. 15s. ; 1 Feather bed, 1 boullstere & 2 pillowes, 
5li. 5s. ; 1 Flocke bed, 1 boullstere, 1 pillowe, 1 pr. blankettes 
& 1 Pugg, 41i. 19s.; 6 pr. blanketts, 5 Puggs & 2 Coverlides, 
141i. 10s.; 22 yds. of linen, 1 trunke, 1 Cheste, 21i. 9s. 4d.; 1 
blankette, 1 sackcloth, 1 boullstere, 12s. ; 9 Chaires, 13 Cush- 
ines & Curtains, 21i. 14s. lOd. ; 1 blankett, 1 pr. bodyes, Ipr. 
hose, 1 Kersey Coate, Hi. Is. ; 1 sillver whistle, 2 tasters & 
Cash, 31i. 16s.; 1 Case wth 4 knives, 2 looking glasses, 9s. 
6d. ; 4 pr. scalles & weightes, 31i. ; 14 peuter Dishes, 31i. 10s. ; 
9 poringers, 17s. 3d.; 8 pottes, 3 bassenes, 1 scausier, 3 
spoones, 1 Candlestike, 21i. 4s.; 4 Kettelles, 2 panes, 3 skill- 
etes, 1 scimer, 1 Mortar & 2 pestilles, 51i. 9s.; severell peices 
of tine ware, 8s.; 5 Iron pottes, 2 Kettlles, 2 skilletts, 31i. 
3s, 6d. ; 2 pr. Andirons & tonges, 3 pr. tramells, 2 panes, 1 
slice, 1 forke & hookes, 21i. 12s.; 2 tablles, 1 Cupboard, Hi. 
10s. ; severall trayes & bouUes & keellers about ye dairy, Hi. 
14s. ; severall caske & pailles & dishes &c., 31i. 3s. ; 4 sives, 1 
settlletable, 1 kneading trough, 6 baskettes & 8 bee skipes, 
Hi. 16s.; 341i. fleece woolle, lOli. shorte ditto, 21i. 8d.; 12 
bookes. Hi. 17s.; severall peeces of Earthen ware. Hi. 6s. 6d. ; 
2 Musketts, 1 sword & furniture, 21i. 10s.; 4 wheeles, 3 pr. 
Cards & some old Iron, 21i. 7s. 6d. ; 2 Canoos, 1 Anchor & 
rod, 71i. 9s.; 1 prcell of Iron ware, 1 glass, 3 oores, Hi. 6s.; 
Debtes Due to ye estate, 421i. 9s. 4d.; More in Doubtfull 



388 THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

Debtes Due to ye estate, 341i. 16s.; total, 55211. 5s. 8d. Debtes 
Due from ye estate 351i. 9s. 6d. 

Attested in Ips^vich court 28 : 7 : 1680, by Samuell Perce, 
executor of the estate of his mother, Abigaill Pearce. 

Essex County Probate Files, Docket 21,138. 

Estate of Walter Roper of Ipswich. 

"In the name of god Amen I waiter Roper of Ipswich in 
Neuengland being at this present time of perfit understand- 
ing & memory though weake in body comiting my soull into 
the hands of almity god & my body to deasent buriall in hope 
of Reserection to eternall life by the pouer & merit of Jesus 
Christ my most mersyf ulle Sauior & redemer : doe thus dispos 
of the Temperall estat that god hath graciosly giuen me Im- 
primis I giue to Susan my waffe the bed she logeth on with all 
that belongeth toe it : with liberty to dispos of it as she pleas- 
eth amogst my childeren at her death: my will is that my 
sonn John shall maintaine my wiffe conveniantly comfort- 
ably in diet & clothis: & also that my wiffe shall haue halfe 
the fruit of my orchard: & also the use of the roome she 
now lodgeth in which is the parler : So also the use of the rest 
of the Toomes of the hous that I leaue to my sonn John for 
her nesessary ocations:: & if it shall faale out that my witf 
doth not like her waye of lining : then my will is : that my 
wiffe shall haue the use of my houshould goods : alonge with 
my sonn John : & allso my sonn John shall maintaine her one 
cow : & four sheep winter & somer : & if any one of y™ miscary 
he to put another in the roome of it: also to Kepe her one 
hogg yearly &_also to finde her nessesary firewood : & a horse 
for her nessesary use : & also paye to her three pounds a yeare : 
one halfe in wheat & mault : the other half in indian corne : 
all marchantable : all which she shall injoye so longe as she 
shall remaine a widdo : also if my wiffe shall marrye my sonn 
John shall paye to my wiffe fouer pounds a yeare: and be 
freed from all the pertikelers aboue expressed 

"I giue to my sonn Nath" foure accers of March I bought 
of Nehemiah Jeuit or twenty pounds in currant paye after 
my wiffes desseas: also half my carpenters tooles at my 
desseas : also eight pounds : foure pounds of it to be pd within 
one year after my wiffs desseas: & foure pounds foure years 
after my wiffes desseas I giue to my dafter mary fine pounds 
to be pd one half within one yeare after my wiffes decceas : & 
the other halfe foure years after my wiffes decceas I giue to 



THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 389 

my dafter Elizabeth fine pounds to be pd one halfe one yeare 
after my wifi^es decceas : & the other halfe fouer years after 
my wiffes decceas I glue to my dafter Sarah tenn pounds to 
be pd one half one yeare after my wiffes decceas : & the other 
halfe fouer years after my wiffes deceas I giue to my grand- 
child Elizabeth Sparks fine pounds to be pd at the age of 
twenty one years I giue to my grandchildren Susan margerit 
rose & Sarah Sparks twenty shilings a pecce to be pd at the 
age of twenty one years I giue to my grandchild John Sparks 
forty shilings to be pd at the age of twenty one years I giue 
my grandchild John duch forty shilings to be pd at the age 
of twenty one years: & also to my grand children: Elizabeth 
& Susan duch twenty shilings apecce to be pd at the age of 
twenty one years I doe apoint my louing freinds John Dene- 
son lisenill John bruer l|sen|| & John Whipple Usenill of Ips- 
wich the ouerseers of this my last will & testement : & I doe 
hereby giue them pouer to determin any differance that maye 
arise betwen my executor: & any of the Leagetes aforesaid 
abought the payments aforesd I doe ordaiue & appoint my 
sonn John Eoper my sole executor of this my last will & 
testement : to whome I giue all the rest of my estate both 
houses landes & Cattle goods of al sorts : & deprs from whom- 
soever due unto ||him|| his hej^ers foreuer: In confermation 
wherof I haue heruntoe sett my hand & sealle this fiuetenth 
of Jeuly 1680." 

Walter (his E mark) Roper (seal) 
• Witness: John Whipple, Sen., John Denison, Sen., John 
Brewer, Sen. 

Proved in Ipswich court Sept. 28, 1680, by Capt. John 
Whipple and John Denison. 

Inventory taken Aug. 19, 1680, by John Whipple, ^r., John 
Denison, sr. and John Brewer, sr. : his wareing clothes Linon 
& woollin, 31i. ; the grat beed in the parler wi th what belongs 
to it, 91i. 10s. ; the trudell beed in the parler wth what be- 
longs to it, 4li. ; a percell of hommad Linon, 2li. ; thre cliests 
& a small boxe^ Hi. 15s.; cushons, 4s., warming pan, 5s., boxe 
ioron, 2s., lis.; sheeps wooll, 8s., Linon yarrie, 14s., 6 old 
chayers, 6s., Hi. 8s. ; a beed in the chamber with what belongs 
to it, 41i. ; 4 bush Indian corne, bush, rye, 6 pecks malt, Hi. 
2s.; buter & chees, 16s.; two gunes, 35s., one sword, 6s., 2]i. 
Is.; an old coslit & pike, 10s.; two iron pots, 10s., two scilits, 
5s., friing pane, 2s., 17s.; a bras cettle, 10s., in pewter, 15s., 
Hi. 5s.; 3 tine pans, 5s., 5 cheny dishes, 4s., 9s.; dishes. 



390 THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

trayes, keelers & earten ware, 10s. ; two glases, lanthorn, shepe 
shers, spit, 6s.; two old wheels, 3s., trenchers, Is., 4s.; slice, 
tonges, bellis, tramels, 10s. ; a cubbiird, 7s., books, 10s., 17s. ; 
sythes, betle, wedgis, axe, 10s. ; cart, timibrell, sled, two yoaks, 
chain, 21i. ; a plow, 5s., hors feters, 3s., howes, 5s., 13s. ; two 
have forks, old mattuk, 3s. ; old barels & tubbes, small table, 
5s.; two oxen, one cow, one stear 2 yeares old, 131i. 10s.; one 
yeare old, 20s., two calvs, 20s., 21i. ; a hors, a mare & a colt, 
71i. 10s.; 6 shep, two lames, 21i. ; swine, 41i., sadle 
& bridle, old pillion, 41i. 10s. ; the hous & bame & homstead, 
801i. ; 10 accers of upland & marsh in the comon feild, 501i.; 
in carpendere tooles, 51i.; debts yt are due to the estat, 31i, 
9s.; total, 2071i. Is. Debts due from the estate, 161i.; clear 
estate 1911i. Is.; a sword, 8s.; total, 19111. 9s. 

Attested in Ipswich court Sept. 28, 1680, by John Eoper, 
executor of his father's estate. 

Essex County Probate Files, Docket 24,143. 

Estate of Jonathan Platts of Rowley. 

"The last will of ionathan Plats I being of parfect mem- 
ory thof weack in body i comet my soule into the hands of 
god wo gaue it and my body onto the dust to be desently 
bured and as fore the outward istat which god hath geuin me 
first my will is that my tou sons iohn and iohnathan dou 
prouid well fore my belouid wife and that they let hire want 
nothing that is needfull fore hire self so long as she Eemaneth 
my wedow and in petickler i giue onto my wife the euse of 
the parler which is that end of my hous nexst the bame i geue 
to my wife fine bushels of barly malt and feftene bushils of 
indan to be payd yearly so long ashe conteneuith my wedow 
by my tou sons iohn and ionathan it is to be payd they are 
allso to cepe my wife tou cous both wenter and somer and 
allso to find hir with fiear wood what she shall stand in need 
of al thees things tou be cept and mantaned fore the euse of 
my wife by my tou sons iohn and ionathan so long as she con- 
tineuth my wedow theare is ten pound of seluer in the hous 
feftey shilins of it i giue to my wif and feftey shilins of it 
i giue to my son iohn Plats the other fine pound is to be 
deuided equaly amonst the Rest of my cheldaren 

"Allso i giue onto my wife tou yards of brod cloth which is 
in the hous allso i giue hir that bed and bedsted in the parlor 
which i now ly oupon with all the fornituer that belongeth 
tou it allso i giue my wife feftene yeards of stufe and fiue 



THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. B91 

yards of blew searge which is in the house my will is that the 
Eest of my istat be eqiialy deuided a monst my cheldarin only 
my son iohn Plats being my eldest son i giue him ten pound 
more then any of the Eest of my childarin and he is to tack it 
in land whear he seeith good and as fore my housould stuf 
as puter bras and iron and earthen and wodin ware my wif 
is to haue the eus of it so long as she contenueth my wedow 
and aftear they are to be deuided betwext my tou doughters 
as part of thear porshons and if any of my children dy before 
they com to ayge theat porshon is to be deuided amonst the 
Rest of my children and i mack my wife and my son iohn 
Plats my exsecuters to this my will allso i dou apoynt my 
cusen Samewell Plats Sener and ezeckell mihill to be my 
ouersears to se this my will performed this 24 of iuly 1680." 

[no signature] 

Witness: Danill wicom, Sarah Plats. 

Proved in Ipswich court Sept. 28, 1680, by the witnesses. 

Inventory taken Sept. 20, 1680, by Capt. John Jonson, 
Daniell Wickam and John Dreser : One house, one barn, 301i. ; 
5 acker of land about the house at 71i. an acker with the or- 
chard, 35li. ; 12 ackers of paster land lying betwixt John 
Dreser & Ezekell Jewet, 481i. ; 7 acker of land lying at hunsly 
hill at one pound t«n an acker, lOli. 10s.; 1 acker and a quar- 
ter lying at bachler playne, 5li, ; 2 acker of salt marsh bought 
of Mr. Crosby, 121i. ; 2 acker & a halfe bought of wiliam 
Hobson, 121i.; a persell of Marsh bought of Leu, Rementen, 
151i. ; a persell of Marsh caled hyway marsh, 91i. ; a persell 
of Marsh comonly caled gat marsh, 41i. ; 1 payre of Oxen, 
llli. ; 5 cows, 181i. ; 2 stears coming foure years ould and one 
cow, lOli. 16s.; 1 hefer 3 years ould, 21i. 10s.; 3 young catell 
coming 3 years ould, 71i. ; 1 a year ould and 4 calves, 31i. ; 1 
horse, 41i. ; 2 Mares, 31i. ; 19 sheep and lambes, 51i. los. ; 9 
swine, 61i. ; corn in the house, 31i. ; English corn in the bame, 
71i. ; Indan com upon the ground, 71i. ; Ots in the bame, 14s. ; 
in mony, lOli. ; weayreing clothes as bots, shoose, spurs and 
all other clothes lyning and woling with a scarfe for a tniper, 
llli. 5s.; a child blankit, 15s.; four payr of sheets and 3 
pillowbears, 31i. 10s.; one rug and 3 blankits, 31i. 15s.; one 
Trunle bed with the f urnetur, 41i. ; one bedstead and beding 
belonging to it, 21i. 10s. ; sheepes woole, Hi. 10s. ; coton wooll, 
31i. ; bags, winow cloth, sives, Hi. 10s. ; Tubs, kilers and 
barels. Hi. 10s.; spining wheells and cards, 15s.; chists, boxes 
and chears. Hi.; wooden ware as pals, chum, dishes, treas. 



392 THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTr. 

trenchers & botles, Hi. 5s, ; Irne potts, pot buck & tramell, 
21i. ; frying pane, smothing Irne, spit & tongs, 14s.; 3 brass 
kettles, 2 skelets & warming pane, 41i. ; peuter platers and the 
rest of they peuter, 31i. ; 2 Muskits one 25s. the other 30s., 
21i. 15s.; one garbine. Hi.; one case of pistls and houlsters. 
Hi.; on sadle, bridle, brestplat & crupor. Hi. 8s.; one ould 
sadle, bridle, brestplat, crupor and a sadle cloth. Hi. 4s.; 1 
cutlash & belt, 14s. ; powder & al other amonition, 10s. ; one 
pilion seat, 10s.; one Eaper & belt, 10s.; axes, oagers, beetle, 
weges, handsaw & other tools. Hi. 10s. ; cart, cart rope, plow, 
yoacke cheans, horse gears, siths, sickles, hows, spads and 
forkes, 61i. 10s.; debts due to the estat, 31i. 12s. 9d. ; total, 
381i. lis. 9d. Debts due from the estat, 71i. 10s. Theese was 
given to his wife before his death : one bed with all the furne- 
tur belonging to it, lOli. ; two yeards of broad cloath, 21i. ; 
fifteene yeards of stufe, Hi, 10s. ; five yeards of blew searg. 
Hi. 5s. 

Attested in Ipswich court Sept. 28, 1680, by John Platts 
and his mother, executor and executrix of the estate. 

Essex County Probate Files, Docket 22,100. 

Estate of John Mashoone. 

Administration upon the estate of John Mashoone, intes- 
tate, was granted 30 : 9m : 1680, unto William Shaw and 
John Mason, 

Salem Quarterly Court Records, vol. 6, leaf 13. 

Inventory of the estate of John Mashon taken by Thomas 
Flint and John Cooke: one bead, Ruge and two Blankets, 
15s,; two shurts, 6s.; Eemnant of Cloth, wastcoat and two 
neckcloths, 3s.; two necloths, a cape, strip of Cloth and a 
pair of draws, Is. ; A looking glass, 3s. ; fouer axes, one hatch- 
ett, 15s.; fouer wedges and a pair of betell rings, 6s.; one 
handsaw, Is. ; a smale case, 2 sisers & Easior, 4s. ; glase bottle 
& thre dusen of haire bitons, Hi, ; a peise of a fishing Line, a 
paire ould stoking & a pair of shears, 2s, 6d. ; a hundred of 
hobnails, 3d. ; hammer, pincher & gimlet, 2s, 6d, ; cloves, 
mace & peper. Is, ; pair of brase Compasses, Is, ; horse furni- 
ture, 8s. ; a leather bage and bread, 7s, ; cheast and Eunlete, 
5s, ; ould thread bare Cloak, 2s, ; total, 4li, 4s. 9d. 

Attested in Salem court 3 : 10m : 1680, by Wm. Shaw and 
John Mason. 

William Shaw's disbursements and charges about the busi- 
ness of John Meechan deceased : to Eichard Croade as per his 



THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 393 

note, 9s. ; 1 qrt. of Rum, Is. ; to Hugh Joanes for his expence 
& tyme about sd. Meechans business, 5s.; bringing downe ye 
pay to Salem, Is. ; a winding sheete, 10s. ; to John Baxter for 
6 foote of wood per sd. Meechans order, 6s. ; my tyme & paines 
about ye sd. occasion, 5s. ; total, Hi. 17s. 

William Shaw, Dr. to Richard Croad for expence on ye 
jury that sate upon John Meechan & other charges at ye 
said Croads howse, 9s. Dated 13: 7m: 1680. 

Essex County Quarterly Court Files, vol. 34, leaves 76, 77. 

Guardianship of Mart Pearce of Ipswich. 

Mary Pearce came into court, 30 :9m: 1680, and chose 
Samuell Peerce her brother to be her guardian, which was 
allowed. 

Salem Q/uarterly Court Records, vol. 6, leaf 12. 

Estate of Robert Peirce of Ipswich. 

Administration upon the estate of Robert Pearce was 
granted 30 : 9m : 1680, unto Samuell Pearce, who is to bring 
in an inventory to the next court. 

Salem Quarterly Court Records, vol. 6, leaf 13. 

Inventory* of the estate of Roburt Pearce, deceased 
Sept. 28, 168 [o. copy], taken by John Dane and Jacob 
Foster: one horse. Hi. 10s.; one pr. of sarge Britches 
& Jacket, 18s. ; two hats, 10s. ; two ould coats, 7s. ; Drawers, 
6s.; one home made sute, 18s.; three home made shurts, 15s.; 
two pr. of lining Drawers, 5s. ; foure pr. of handkerchifs, 2s. 
[4d. copy'] ; three neckcloths, one pr. of hand sieves, 5s. 
[8d. copy] ; one pr. of stockings, 3s. ; one pr. of showes, 3s. ; 
In mony, 6s. [2d. copy] one silver spone, 5s. [9d. copy] ; sill- 
ver Buttens & buckeles, 2s. [6d. copy] ; Debts owinge to him, 
21i. 17s.; one ould Bibell & one Buck of Mr. Britmans one 
thee Revelationes, 5s.; total, 91i, 19s. [5d. copy]; Debts due 
from the Estate, 61i. 10s. [5d. copy] ; for charges the adminis- 
trator hath been at. Hi. 

The clear estate is 21i. 9s. of which the administrator is to 
pay nine shillings a piece to his two brothers and two sisters 
and the remainder to himself. Attested by Samuell Pearc, 
the administrator, 

Essex County Probate Files, Docket 21,217. 

*Ipswich Deeds, toI. 4, page 419. 



394 the probate records of essex county. 

Estate of William Flint of Salem.* 

The court 30 : 9m : 1680, ordered that some meet persons 
be appointed to make a division of several parcels of land, or 
of so much as is needful for the settling and peaceable enjoy- 
ment of every one interested in the estate of William Flint, 
and that it be done according to the tenor of his will. 

Salem Quarterly Court Records, vol. 6, leaf 13. 

Estate of Joshua Ward of Salem. 

Administration upon the estate of Joshua Ward, intestate, 
was granted 30: 9m: 1680, unto Hanna Ward the widow, by- 
William Browne and Bartholmew Gedney, assistants, and she 
acknowledged herself bound to administer according to law, 
and to bring in an inventory to the next court. 

Administration confirmed by the court 30 : 9 : 1680, and 
the said Hanna is appointed guardian of the children by her 
late husband Joshua Ward. 

Salem Quarterly Court Records, vol. 6, leaf 13. 

Inventory! of the estate of Joshua Ward taken Nov. 30, 
1680, by Joseph Hardy, sr. and Samuell Gardner, sr. : one 
Dwelling howse and land, lOOli. ; one cowe, 21i. 5s. ; one fether 
bed, bolster, bedsteed and furniture thereunto belonging, 81i. ; 
one trundell bed, one pellow, two blancketts thereunto be- 
longing, 51i. ; one fether [bed & bolsters : copy], 41i. ; his wear- 
ing clothes, lOli. ; 18 yds. of searge, 21i. 9s. 6d. ; 2 pr. [blanckets 
copyl, 12s. 6d. ; 6 pr. of sheets, 31i. ; 5 pr. of j>ellobears, l-ls. ; 
board cloth, [6 napkins: copy] & towells, &c., lis.; 6 yds. 
of Dowlas, 12s.; 2 yds ticken, 5s.; a sea chest and [instru- 
ments: copy], lli.; his Armes, Hi.; a wa\Tiscot chest and 
boxe, lli. 10s.; 5 peces of pewtere, 16s.; brase kettells, stue 
pane, skellet & warming pan, 21i. 5s. ; houshold Iron, lli. 5s. ; 
coubard & boxe, 21i. ; [plate: copy] 21i. 15s.; in mony, 4li. 
16s. ; chests, chayars & such licke, lli. ; earthen, glase and 
ten weare, 12s. : a Eenmant stufe and genting, lli. 10s. ; psell 
of Gotten wooll, 51i.; Iron Tools, 10s.; total, 16311. 18s. 
Debets due to ye Estat about 151i. Debets due from the es- 
tate about 131i. 

Attested in court 30: 9m: 1680, by Hannah Ward, the 
relict. 

Essex County Quarterly Court Files, vol. 34, leaf 83. 

*See ante, vol. 2, page 363. 

t Essex County Probate Records, vol. 301, page 171. 



THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 395 

Hanna the relict, and administratrix of Joshua Ward, pre- 
sented an inventory to the court 30 :9m: 1680, and it was 
ordered that the whole estate remain in the widow's hands 
for the bringing up of the children, and to pay to Miles the 
eldest son 321i., the rest of the children 161i. each, at age or 
marriage, and then the rest of the estate to the widow. The 
house and land to stand for security, 

Salem Quarterly Court Records, vol. 6, leaf 13, 

Estate of Joshua Ward, Jr., of Salem. 

Inventory of some estate in land of right belonging to 
Joshuah Ward the younger, late deceased, presented to the 
court 30 :9m: 1680, and Hanna his mother was appointed 
administratrix of the estate. The land valued at 301i., Miles 
the son of Hanna and brother of Joshua to have one half 
and the rest of the children of the said Hanna, the other 
half between them, 

Salem Quarterly Court Records, vol. 6, leaf 13. 

Inventory of the estate of Joshua Ward son of Joshua 
Ward, deceased, who died intestate, taken Dec. 2, 1680, by 
Jeremiah Neale and Samll. Shattocke, jr.; one ten ackre lot 
lying in the South feild wch said Lot was given him by his 
grandfather Flinte, 301i. 

Essex County Quarterly Court Files, vol. 34, leaf 83. 

Estate of Edmond Patch of Ipswich. 

Administration upon the estate of Edmond Patch, intes- 
tate, was granted 30 : 9m : 1680, unto Thomas Patch, who pre- 
sented an inventory and attested to the truth thereof. There 
being two grandchildren, Edmond and Abraham Patch sons 
of Abraham, the son of said Edmond Patch, when all debts 
are paid, they are to have the estate between them when they 
come of age. 

Salem Quarterly Court Records, vol. 6, leaf 14. 

Inventory of the estate of Edman Patch who departed this 
life Nov. lb, 1680, taken Nov. 19, 1680, by John Dodge and 
Richard Hutten: 3 peses of old putore, 6s.; an old brase 
Candellsticke, 3s. ; & old brase scellete & a smoothing eiron, 
a letell pote, 4s. ; the great eiron pote & pote hoocks, 12s. ; a 
small speete & a trevet, 5s. ; an old winestote chest, 3s. ; 
another wanstote Chest, 8s. ; a horde Cheste, Is. 6d. ; a Coborde 
5s.; tramell, 5s. 6d, ; an olde Rouge and a blancete. 



396 THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

hate & Cote, 5s. ; fether pello, 4s. ; a testamente, Is. 6d. ; 
total, 31i. 3s. 6d. Due to the estate from John Knowlton 
being the remainder of his purchas, 21i. 10s., Thos. Fiske, 
Thomas Patch. The estate debtor for diging of the grave & 
niakeing of the Coffin, 9s.; to ye agents Tho. Patch & Tho. 
Fisk, Hi. 10s. 

Attested in Salem court 30: Om: 1680, by Tho. Patch, ad- 
ministrator, 

Wenham, May 15, 1695, to Capt. Sewall, an addition to 
the inventory made by Thomas Patch, administrator of the 
estate of his uncle, Edmond Patch, who lived in Ipswich, and 
died there, Nov. 10, 1680: about half an acre of Bushshe 
medow ajoyning to Samuell Dodg his land & too Curtain 
Rods allone aprized at 2s. 4d. ; dew from John Knowlton 21i. 
10s. and I have received it of him. Dew from the estate ; for 
diging the Grave and coffin, 9s.; to Capt. Fisk & myself by 
the court order. Hi. 10s. ; to me upon former acount for 
work done, 10s. 9d. and now dew to me for about 15 years 
administration, Hi. 10s, 

"February y*^ 20**" 1673, Know all men by these psents that 
I Edmund Patch Living in Ipswich doe by these prsents 
Ingage unto Richard Dodge of Wenham, And unto Samuel 
Dodge of the Towne of Ipswitch that I will not bargaine sell 
or diminish ||or alienate || any p* of my Land now in my pos- 
sesion together with all my moueable good unto any person 
or psons what euer as acounting my selfe, obliged by this not 
to medle upon any such an accoumpt without the consent of 
the forsd pties and being sensible of my owne weekness, Least 
I should be cheated by any person, for the security therof for 
my selfe and my daughter in Law and the Children, untill 
the next court at Ipswitch, that then the Court may take 
further order concerning it, this obligation only to stand good 
untill that time." Edmund (his mark) Patch 

Witness: Richard Walker, Samuell Frayll. 

Essex County Quarterly Court Files, vol. 34, leaves 88, 89. 

Petition dated May 6, 1695, of Eunice (her mark) 
Patch, widow, the daughter in law of Edmond Patch of 
Ipswich, deceased, and Benjimine Patch his grandchild, show- 
ing that in 1674, the said "Edmond Patch was posesed of a 
dwelling house and about fifty acers of land together with a 
competent personall estate and sd uniss lived with my sd. 
father in law Edmond Patch I having two children this my 
son Benjemin and his brother Abraham now out of this 



THE PKOBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 397 

country I then being left destitute and my father in law being 
aged and on a sudden bereaved of his understanding upon 
the loss of Abraham Patch his son my then husband and then 
the County Court at Ipswich in 74 did sequester the wholl 
estate that my sd father in law and myselfe was in the poses- 
sion of in the hands and under the care of Capt. Fisk and 
Thomas Patch of Wenham and John Powland of Ipswich 
that the estat might not be Imbezeled and suddenly after the 
sd Fisk and Patch did ridde me from the sd. house and estate 
and I and my children have shifted for ourselves ever since 
we doe understand that the land is sould to John Knolton and 
what they have don with the personall estate we know not 
those that were betrusted by the court have not given any 
acount of their managment from that time untill now the 
sd Edmond Patch our father and grandfather hath bien de- 
cesed about fiften or sixten yers and noe settlement hath bien 
made," therefore we ask that his estate may be settled on those 
that are his next of kin. 

Petition of Benjamin Patch for power of administra- 
tion upon the estate of his grandfather Edmond Patch. 

Bond of Benjamin Patch, with John Poland and John 
Low, 3d, as sureties, all of Ipswich, dated May 6, 1695, in. 
the sum of 2001i., to administer on the estate of his grand- 
father Edmond Patch of Ipswich. "Witness: Steph. Sewall, 
John Croade. 

Petition of Benjamin Pattch grandson to Edmond Pach, 
deceased, that whereas there is a considerable estate sequest- 
ered in the hands of Capt. Thos. Feske, Thos. Pach and Jno. 
Poland and the said Thos. Pach being made administrator of 
the estate, therefore I request that a citation may be granted 
for the abovesaid persons to render an account of the es- 
tate. Dated Ipswich May 17, 1695. 

In answer to the above petition, Capt. Thomas Fiske and 
Thomas Patch of Wenham and John Powland of Ipswich, are 
required to give an account of the estate at the house of Mr. 
Francis Ellis in Salem. Dated Salem May 17, 1695. 

Addition to the inventory of the estate of Edmond Patch, 
who died Nov. 10, 1680, made May 25, 1695 by Thomas 
Patch: about sixty poles of land lying in Ipswich be- 
tween Jon, Knoltons land & Samuell Dodges land also about 
half of Bushshe medow ajoyning to Samuel his land ; also an 
old saw, 2s. 6d. ; one saucer, 8d. ; 3 curtain rods, 3s. 8d. 

Account of Thomas Patch, administrator to the estate of 



398 THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

Edmond Patch of Wenham, of his administration upon said 
estate, brought in May 27, 1695: the estate valued at 611. 4d. 
and the following charges and payments have been made, 
bond and letter of admin., copy &c., 2s. 6d. ; diging ye grave 
& ye Coffin, 9s. ; allowed by ye Court to ye admr. & Tho. Fisk, 
Hi. 10s.; to the admr. for his trouble, 10s.; allowing the 
acct., 5s.; setting & dividing the estate, 5s.; a quietus, 4s.; 
total, 31i. 5s. 6d. Remains due to ballance this acct of ye per- 
sonal estate, 2li. 14s. lOd. 

Attested May 27, 1695, by Thomas Patch, admr. The bal- 
ance of 21i, 14s. lOd. is to be paid vnto Abraham and Ben- 
jamin Patch, grandsons of Edmond Patch, equally, and in 
case of the decease of either of them to be to the survivor. Ye 
above 14s. not yet pd. 

Essex County Probate Files, Docket 20,695. 

Estate of Mrs. Bridget Giles of Salem. 

"The Last Will and testament of Bregett Giles of Salem, 
Widow I Being weake of Bodie but well in My understand- 
inge Doe Dispose of that Estate the Lord hath Left me in 
Maner and forme as Ifolloweth Imprimis I giue to my Son 
Samuell Very twentie Shillings. It. I giue unto My Son 
Thomas Very twentie Shillings It I giue unto Mary Cutler 
of Redinge the Wife of Thomas Cutler fortie Shillings It I 
Giue unto Briegett Very the Daughf of My Son Thomas 
Very a Cowe to be Due to her when she shall be Eighteene 
yeares of age or at the tyme of her Mariage. It I Giue unto 
my Son Eliazer Gilles one ten aker Lott which somtime Be- 
longe to Goodman Addams of Xuberie of whom My Hus- 
bond bought it & I Giue unto him all My Meadow on both 
sides the Brooke to begin at the stump that doth part his Up- 
lande and Mine & from that stump to Run over the Brooke to 
the Bound tree of the ten aker Lott aboue Menshoned AI 
my Meadoe be lowe that line I Giue to him p^'ouided & my 
will is that he pay unto Mary Cutler that fortie shillings I 
haue giuen her in this My Will and for the Remainder of 
My estate bowsing land Meadow ground Cattle househoulde 
stuff e & what euer elce Doth any way belonge or Apertaine 
unto me I Doe giue & bequeathe unto My son John Geiles 
home I ordaine & apoynt My sole executo'^ of this my Last 
Will and testament and in Witnes thereof I haue here Unto 
set my hande and seale this fourteenth of the 11"' Month 
1668.'^ 

Bredget Gyles (seal) 



THE PROBATE RECORDS OP ESSEX COUNTY. 399 

Witness : John Browne, James Browne. 
Proved in Salem court 30: 9m: 1680, by Mr. Henry 
Bartholmew. 

Essex County Quarterly Court Files, vol. 34, leaf 84. 

Estate of John Lovejoy of Andovee. 

Administration upon the estate of John Lovjoy, intes- 
tate, was granted 30 :9m: 1680, unto Naomie Lovejoy the 
widow, who brought in an inventory and attested to the truth 
thereof. 

Salem Qitarterly Court Records, vol. 6, leaf 14. 

Inventory of the estate of John Lovjoy, jr., who died July 
14, 1680, taken by Richard Barker, sr., and Joseph Ballard: 
one house & a crope of com, 201i. ; one hors, 41i. ; one steer 
4 years old, 4li. ; one cow & a year old heifer, 51i. 5s. ; swine, 
21i. ; one carbine, 10s.; wearing apparrill, 21i. ; flax, wooll & 
yearn, 16s.; one bed & Beding, 51i. ; in lumber and tooles, Hi. 
6s.; one iron pott, frying pan and one brass skillet, 12s.; one 
old saddell and an old Bridle, 6s.; total, 451i. 15s. The 
depts that doe allredy apere amounts to 291i. 14s. 7d. The 
debts yt doe since appeare due from the estate is more, 31i. 
4s. and heare is 31i. 16s. 9d. of it in mony. 

Attested in Salem court 30:9:1680, by Naomi Lovejoy, 
relict and administratrix. 

Essex County Quarterly Court Files, vol. 34, leaf 85. 

Estate of John Turner of Salem. 

Administration upon the estate of John Turner, intestate, 
■was granted Oct. 13, 1680, by Hon, Maj. Gen. Daniell Deni- 
son, William Browne and Bartholmew Gedney, Esq., unto 
Elizabeth Turner, the widow, who gave bond of 300011. to 
administer according to law, and to bring in an inventory 
to the next court. Allowed by the court 30 : 9m : 1680. 

Mrs. Elizabeth Turner, administratrix to the estate of Mr. 
John Turner, brought in an inventory of the estate amount- 
ing to 678811. 17s. lid. and the court 30 :9m: 1680, under- 
standing he left five children, John, Elizabeth, Eunice, Free- 
ston