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THE 

PROBATE RECORDS 

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ESSEX COUNTY 

MASSACHUSETTS 



VOLUME 1 1 
1665-1674 



SALEM, MASS. 

PUBLISHED BY THE ESSEX INSTITUTE 

1917 



THREE HUNDRED COPIES PRINTED 



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NEWCOMB & GAUSS, Printers 

SALEM, MASSACHUSETTS 



LIST OF ESTATES. 



Adams, William, Ipswich (guardianship, 1666) 
Alley, Hugh, Sr., Lynn (1674) 
Ambrose, Henry, Salisbury (1664) 
Andrews, Jedediah, Salisbury (1673 

Robert, Boxford (1668) . 
Antrim, Obadiah, Salem (1665) 
Archer, Samuel, Salem (1667) 
Aslet, John, Newbury (1671) . 
Auger, Benjamin, Salem (1671) 
Axey, Frances, Mrs., Lynn (1670) 

James, Lynn (1669) 

Baldwin, John, Salem (1673) . 

Barney, Jacob, Salem (1673) 
_Bartlett, Christopher, ' Newbury (1670) 

Baston, Walter (Marblehead?), (1674) 

Batsou, John (1671) 

Bay ley, Edward (1671) . 

Bird, John (Marblehead?), (1668) 

Birdley, Giles, Ipswich (1668) 
Bisco, Mary (guardianship, 1671) 
Bishop, Richard, Salem (1675) 

Thomas, Ipswich (1670) . 
Blaisdale, Elizabeth, Salisbury (1667) 
Boardman, Thomas, Sr., Ipswich (1673) 
Bond, John, Haverhill (1675) . 
Boynton, John, Rowley (1671) 
Brabrook, Joseph, et al., Newbury (guard 
Bracket, Thomas, Jr., Salem (1668) 
Bradbury, Wymond, Sali.sbury (1669) 
Bradstreet, Bridget, Mrs., Ipswich (1666) 



ianship, 1668) 



57 

407 

1 

375 

133 

13 
103 
233 
250 
209 
158 

383 
359 
181 
421 
225 
225 
109 
136 
229 
431 
211 
102 
349 
436 
214 
130 
132 
170 
31 



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IV 



LIST OF ESTATES. 



Bridg-es, Hackaliah, Salem (1671) 
Brocklebank, John, Eowley (1666) 
Browne, Isaac, Newbury (1674) 

Jonathan, Salem (1667) 
Browning-, Thomas, Salem (1671) 
Buffum, Robert, Salem (1669) 
Burch, George, Salem (1672) . 
Burr, John (Ipswich?), (1673) 
Burt, Ann, Lynn (1673) . 
Button, Matthias, Haverhill (1672) 

Carlton, John, Haverhill (1669) 
Casely, William, Cockwood, Eng. (1672) 
Casey, Samuel (Salem?), (1670) . 
Caulie, Thomas, Marblehead (1672) 
Charles, William, Marblehead (1673) 
Charlescraft, Richard (1672) . 
Chase, Aquilla, Newbury (1671) 
Cheney, John, Newbury (1672) 

John, Sr., Newbury (1666) 
Clarke, Edmond, Gloucester (1666) 

Richard, Rowley (1674) 
Clements, Robert, Haverhill (1672) 
Cogswell, John, Ipswich (1670) 
Colby, John, Amesbury (1674) 
Coldum, Thomas, Lynn (1673) 
Coleman, John (1664-65) 
Collins, Gabriel, Gloucester (1664) 
Comey, Peter (Salem?), (1672) 
Conant, Lot, Salem (1674) 
Coombes, Henry, Marblehead (1669) 
Cooper, Peter, Rowley (1668) 
Cottle, William, Newbury (1668) 
Cresie, Mighill, Ipswich (1670) 
Croade, John, Salem (1670) . 
Cromwell, Giles, Newbury (1673) 
Crosby, Anthony, Rowley (1672) 



253 
56 
398 
84 
228 
174 
309 
374 
361 
299 

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280 
195 
272 
372 
306 
217 
258 
52 
28 
389 
259 
180 
393 
357 
2 
1 
274 
420 
165 
120 
129 
188 
202 
335 
318 



LIST OF ESTATES, 



Dab, Henry (Marblehead?), (1668) 
Davis, John, Topsfield (1673) 

Joseph, Haverhill (1672) 
Day, Thomas (Salem?), (1670) 
Denison, John, Ipswich (1671) 
Dill, Thomas, Marblehead (1668) 
Dodge, Kichard, Sr., Beverly (1671) 
Dorman, Thomas, Sr., Topsfield (1670) 
Dow, John, Haverhill (1673) . 
Dresser, John, Sr., Kowley (1672) . 



109 

327 
261 
198 
222 
132 
230 
189 
338 
262 



Early, George, Salem (1671) . 
Eastwick, Edward, Salem (1666) 
Eaton, John, Haverhill (1669) 

Phebe, Mrs., Haverhill (1673) . 
Ellinwood, Ralph, Beverly (1674) . 
Emerson, Thomas, Ipswich (1666) 
Endecott, John, Gov., Boston (1665) 
Eurin, Edward, Exeter (1668) 

Fairfield, John, Ipswich (1672) 

Earr, Benjamin, Lynn (guardianship, 1672) 

John, Lynn (1672) .... 

Lazarus, Lynn (1672) 
Farrington, Edmond, Lynn (1671) 

John, Lynn (1666) .... 
Fearemayes, Benjamin, Capt. (1665) 
Fiske, Phineas, Wenham (1673) 
Fitt, Robert, Ipswich (1665) . 
Fitts, Richard, Newbury (1673) 
Flint, George, Salem (guardianship, 1668) 

John, Salem (guardianship, 1668) 

Thomas, Salem (1668) 

William, Salem (1672) 
Foot, Pasca, Sr., Salem (1671) 
Foster, Edward (1672) . 
Fraile, Eliza, Mrs., Salem (1669) 



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48 

155 

342 

412 

34 

38 

125 

307 
312 
303 
311 
216 
45 
21 
371 
11 
323 
138 
141 
139 
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229 
257 
165 



VI 



LIST OF ESTATES. 



French, Edward, Sr., Salisbury (1675) 
Fuller, John, Ipswich (1666) . 

Gage, Benjamin, Haverhill (1672) 

John, Bradford (1673) 

Jonathan, Bradford (1675) 
Gardner, Thomas, Salem (1675) 
Geare, William, Wenham (1673) 
Giggles, Elizabeth, Mrs., Salem (1667) . 
Gillow, John, Lynn (1673) 
Goldsmith, Richard, Wenham (1673) 
Goodale, Elizabeth, Mrs., Newbury (1647) 
Goodell, Richard, Salisbury (1666) 
Gott, Charles, Sr., Wenham (1668) 
Grafton, Joseph, Jr., Salem (1671) 

Nathaniel, Salem (1671) 
Gray, Robert, Salem (1668) . 
Greenfield, Peter, Salem (1672) 
Gutterson, William, Ipswich (1666) 

HafBeld, Martha, Mrs., Ipswich (guardianship, 

Martha, Mrs., Ipswich (1668) 
Hall, Edward, Lynn (1669) . 
Hart, John, Marblehead (1672) 

Samuel (1671) 

Thomas, Ipswich (1674) 
Harvey, Thomas (Gloucester?), (1669) . 
Haseltine, Robert, Bradford (1674) 
Haskell, Mark, Beverly (1669) 

Roger (Beverly?), (1667) 

Roger, et al. (Salem?), (guardianship, 16 
Hassall, John (Ipswich?), (1668) . 
Hathorne, John, Salem (1673) 
Hawkes, Adam, Lynn (1672) 
Hayward, Nehemiah (Salem?), (1665) . 
Heath, John, Sr., Haverhill (1675) . 

Joseph, Haverhill (1673) . 



1666) 



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226 
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146 
310 

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115 
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234 
390 
172 
413 
151 

87 
425 
120 
358 
254 

17 
435 
345 



LIST OF ESTATES. 



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Herrick, Henry, Beverly (1671) 

Hilliard, Job, Salem (1670) 

Hodges, Andrew, Ipswich (1666) 

Holmes, Robert, Newbury (1673) 

Hooper, Robert, Marblehead (1674) 

Hopkinson, Caleb, Rowley (guardianship, 1668) 

Howlett, Thomas, Jr., Ipswich (1668) 

Hull, John, Xewbury (1670) . 

Humphrey, Joseph, Lynn (1672) 

Jacobs, Richard, Ipswich (1672) 

Samuel, Ipswich (1672) 
James, Edmond (Newbury?), (1673) 

Jane, Mrs., Marblehead (1669) . 

Thomas (Salem?), (1666) 

Thomas, Salem (1675) 
Jane, Richard (Marblehead?), (1668) 
Jewell, William, Marblehead (1671) 
Johnson, Richard, Lynn (1666) 
Jones, Isaac, Salisbury (1665) 

Thomas, Gloucester (1671) 

Thomas, Jr. (Gloucester?), (1673) 
Jordan, Stephen, Newbury (1670) 

Susanna, Mrs., Newbury (1673) 

Kenny, John, Salem (1670) 

Kent, Cornelius (Ipswich?), (1672) 

Killam, Alice, Mrs., Wenham (1667) 

Austin, Wenham (1667) 
King, Daniel, Lynn (1672) 
Kingsbury, John, Rowley (1671) 
Kinsman, Robert, Ipswich (1665) 
Knight, Daniel, Lynn (1672) . 

John, Sr., Newbury (1670) 

Nathaniel, et al., Ipswich (guardianship, 1672) 

Philip, Topsfield (1668) 



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267 
224 
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190 
262 
141 



VIU 



LIST OF ESTATES. 



Lake, Margaret, Mrs., Ipswich (1672) 
Lambert, John, Kowley (1667) 
Lancton, Eoger, Haverhill (1672) 
Law, William, Eowley (1668) 
Lawes, Frances, Salem (1666) 
Leach, Robert, Manchester (1674) 

Samuel (1672), . 

Samuel (1675) . 
Lee, John, Sr., Ipswich (1671) 
Legg, John, Marblehead (1674) 
Lemon, Robert, Salem (1667) 
Lilford, Thomas, Haverhill (1673) 
Longhorne, Constance, Rowley (guardianship, 1669) 

Richard, Rowley (1669) . 

Sarah, Rowley (guardianship, 1674) 
Lord, William, Sr., Salem (1673) 
Lyndsey, Christopher, Lynn (1669) 

Manning, Thomas, Ipswich (1668) 
Mansfield, Elizabeth, Mrs., Lynn (1673) 

John, Lynn (1671) . 

Robert, Lynn (1667) 
Marchent, William, Ipswich (1668) 
Marsh, John, Salem (1674) 

John, Jr., Salem (1669) . 
Marshall, Edmond, Ipswich (1674) 
Martin, Emanuel, Salem (1670) 
Meere, Thomas, Salem (1674) 
Mercer, Richard, Haverhill (1671) 
Merrill, John, Newbury (1673) 
Metcalf, Joseph, Ipswich (1665) 
Moore, William, Ipswich (1671) 
Morgan, Robert, Salem (1673) 

Morrill, Isaac (Salisbury?), (guardianship, 1666) 
Moulton, Abigail, Mrs., Salem (1666) 

Robert, Sr., Salem (1665) . 

Samuel, Salem (1668) 
Musselwhite, John, Newbury (1670) 



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110 

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236 
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194 

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18 

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27 

20 

132 

185 



LIST OF ESTATES. 



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Neal, John, Salem (1672) 
Newhall, Thomas, Sr., Lynn (1674) 
Newman, Antipas,Wenham (1673) 

John, Sr., Ipswich (1674) . 
Norman, John, Manchester (1673) 
North, Eichard, Salisbury (1668) . 

Ursula, Mrs., Salisbury (1671) . 

Owen, Timothj^ Marblehead (1671) 

Palmer, Thomas, Rowley (1669) 
Partridge, Michael, IMarblehead (1674) 
Patch, Nicholas, Beverly (1673) 
Perkins, John, Ipswich (1668) 

John, et al., Topsfield (guardianship, 1671) 
Perley, Nathaniel, Ipswich (1668) 
Pitts, Susanna, Mrs., Marblehead (1670) 
Plummer, Francis, Newbury (1672) 
Pope, Joseph, Salem (1667) 
Post, Eichard (Lynn?), (1671) 
Powell, William, Salem (1669) 
Preston, Eoger, Salem (1666) 
Price, Theodore, Salem (1672) 

Walter, Salem (1674) 
Prince, Eobert, Salem (1674) 
Proctor, John, Sr., Ipswich (1672) 

Eandall, Thomas, Marblehead (1667) 
Eayner, William (Marblehead?), (1666) 

William, Marblehead (1673) 
Eead, Thomas, Salem (1667) . 
Eedding, Joseph, Ipswich (1675) 
Eing, Susanna, Ipswich (guardianship, 1669) 
Eobbins, Samuel, Salisbury (1672) 
Eoberts, Robert, Ipswich (1673) 

Samuel, Ipswich (1670) 
Robinson, Elinor, Mrs., Salem (1671) 

Timothy, Salem (1668) 



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308 
125 
223 

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169 
402 
383 
131 
235 
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222 
177 

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315 

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48 
326 
92 
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158 
298 
352 
193 
246 
146 



LIST OF ESTATES. 



Eogers, Ezekiel, Ipswich (1674) 
Eolfe, Hannah (Antlover?), (guardianship, 1666) 
Eopes, George, Salem (1670) 
Rowell, Jacob (guardianship, 1674) 
Euck, Elizabeth, Mrs., Salem (1670) 
Thomas, Salem (1670) 

Safford, Thomas, Ipswich (1667) . 
Sanders, John, Lynn (1670) 
Sandie, Arthur, Marblehead (1666) 
Sargent, William, Sr., Amesbury (1675) 
Sawyer, Edwai'd, Eowley (1674) 
Scott, Benjamin, Eowley (1671) 
Scudder, Elizabeth, IVIrs. (Salem?), (1666) 
Searle, William, Ipswich (1667) 
Seeres, Alexander (Salem?), (1667) 
Severance, Ebenezer (Salisbury?), (1667) 
Sharp, Alice, Mrs., Salem (1667) 

Samuel, Salem (1666) 
Shatswell, Susanna, Mrs., Haverhill (1672) 
Shepard, Samuel, Eowley (1668) 
Sherratt, Elizabeth, Mrs., Haverhill (1670) 
Short, Henry, Newbury (1673) 
Simons, William, Haverhill (1667) . 
Slater, John, Jr., Marblehead (1665) 
Smith, George, Ipswich (1675) 

John (1672) 

Samuel, Eowley (guardianship, 1665) 

Thomas, Newbury (1666) 

Thomas (guardianship, 1671) 
Somerby, Abiel, Newbury (1672) 
Soolart, John, Wenham (1672) 
Southwick, Ann, Mrs., Salem (1668) 

John, Salem (1672) .... 
Stacey, Elizabeth, Mrs., Ipswich (1669) . 

John, Marblehead (1672) 



LIST OF ESTATES. 



XI 



Stamvood, Philip, Sr., Gloucester (1672) 
Starlcvveather, Robert, Ipswich (1674) 
Stickney, William, Rowley (1665) . 
Symonds, Joanna, Mrs., Ipswich (1666) 

John, Salem (1671) 

Samuel, Jr., Ipswich (1669) 

Tandy, Michael (Salisbury?), (1673) 

Tappan, Abraham, Newbiiry (1673) 

Tarbox, John, Sr., Lynn (1674) 

Taylor, George, Lynn (1668) . 

Thorndike, John, Beverly (1670) 

Thurston, Daniel, Newbury (1666) 

Tompkins, Ralph, Salem (1666) 

Towne, William, Topsfield (1673) 

Trask, William, Sr., Salem (1666) 

Travers, James, Newbury (guardianship, 1665) 

Treadwell, Thomas, Sr., Ipswich (1671) 

Tyler, Abraham, Haverhill (1673) . 

Varney, Bridget, Mrs., Gloucester (1672) 
Veren, Nathaniel, Capt. (1665) 
Vincent, Humphrey, Ipswich (1665) 

Wallis, Robert, Ipswich (1674) 
Walton, Josiah (Marblehead?), (1673) 

William, Marblehead (1668) 
Wellman, Thomas, Lynn (1673) 
Wells, Abigail, Mrs., Ipswich (1671 

Richard, Salisbury (1672) 

Thomas, Ipswich (1666) 
Wheeler, George, Newbury (1668) 

John, Newbury (1670) 
Whipple, John, Sr., Ipswich (1669) 
White, John, Haverhill (1668) 

Thomas, Wenham (1672) . 
Whittier, Abraham, Sr., Manchester (1674) 



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419 
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33 
247 
173 

345 

328 

410 

123 

206 

30 

75 

358 

48 

17 

239 

380 

312 

12 

4 

387 
384 
141 
337 
241 
296 
63 
130 
200 
166 
108 
306 
418 



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LIST OF ESTATES. 



Whittridg-e, Thomas, Ipswich (1672) 

William, Ipswich (1668) . 
Wilkins, John, Salem (1672) . 
Willcock, Samuel, Haverhill (1667) 
Williams, John, Sr., Newbury (1673-4) 
Window, Bridget, Mrs., Gloucester (1673 

Eichard, Gloucester (1665) 
Winsley, Samuel, Salisbury (1667) . 
Witt, Hester (guardianship, 1674) 

Jonathan, Lynn (1665) 
Woodbury, William, Jr., Beverly (1668) 
Woodcock, William, Salem (1669) . 
Worcester, Timothy, Salisbury (1672) 

William, Eev., Salisbury (1667) 
Worth, Lionel, Newbury (1667) 
Wright, John, Newbury (1673) 
Wyatt, Elias (Rowley?), (1666) . 

John, Ipswich (1665) 

Yabsley, William (1672) 

Yard, Edward (Marblehead?), (1668) 

Young, Elias (1672) 



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143 

271 

102 

385 

381 

14 

82 

419 

8 

114 

162 

297 

93 

97 

317 

44 

21 

256 
109 
255 



THE PKOBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY, 
MASSACHUSETTS. 



Estate of Henry Ambrose of Salisbury.* 

Ebenezer Ambross (signature Ambrous), aged about 23, 
having seen my father's inventory ye amount that my father 
John Severans hath paid out of y^ estate of my father Henry 
Ambross, is discharged to him by my said father John Sever- 
ans, 4: 12 mo: 1664. Witness: Isaac Jones and Jn" Blome- 
feild. Norfolk Deeds, vol. 2, page 108. 

Estate of Gabriel Collins of Gloucester. 

Inventory of the estate of Gaburall Collings deceased Feb. 
15, 1664: 4 yeards of whit Cotten 4s. ^ yd., 16s.; 6 yeards 
1-2 of whit Cotten at 4s. p. yard, Hi. 6s. ; 2 payer of stock- 
ens one blew yearning payer, one payer of grey wosted, 6s.; 
8 payer of ould stockings, 4s. 6d. ; 1 payer of showes, 4s. 6d. ; 
7 ould woven weast cost, lis,; 1 Chist, 4s.; 6 payer of ould 
toren drawers, 7s.; one grey Cot and briches, Hi. 10s.; one 
blacke hat and silver twist, 10s.; 2 ould munmor Caps, 4s.; 
one fether pillow, one bed sacke and on blanket. Is. 6d. ; 5 
shools, lis.; 5 ould nee Cloths, Is. 6d. ; 1 payer of sisers, 
thred and tape, 2s. 6d. ; 1 hamer, one spillter, Is.; one smal 
runlet, Is.; 3 dozen of houkes, 4 Lins, 15s.; 2 mackerell 
Leads, Hi. 8s.; total, 6li. 16s. 2d. 

Subscribed to Feb. 15, 1664, by the select men of Gloster, 
Thomas Millet, Sr., Clement Colddrom, John Davis, Thomas 
Eiggs. Essex County Probate Files, Docket 6,056. 

Gabrill Collings of Gloster dying intestate last winter, an 
inventory of his estate, amounting to 61i. 16s. having been 
brought into the last Ipswich court, but no administration 
asked for, court granted Apr. 27, 1665, administration to 
John Collings of Gloster, one of the creditors. Ipswich 
Quarterly Court Records, vol. 1, page 144. 

* See also Records and Files of the Quarterly Courts of Essex 
County, Mass., vol. 2 (1912), page 379. 

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2 THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

Estate of John Coleman. 

Administration on the estate of John Coleman, intestate, 
granted Feb. 18, 1664-5, by the Honered Majestrates, Mr. 
Samuell Symonds and Major Genrll. Denison, to Mr. Fetter 
Duncan, and he was ordered to bring in an inventory to the 
next Ipswich court. Ipswich Quarterly Court Records, vol. 
1, page 138. 

An inventory was presented to the court 27 : 4 : 1665, by 
Mr. Feeter Duncan and allowed, and said Duncan was ap- 
pointed administrator, Salem Quarterly Court Records, vol. 
4, page 146. 

Inventory taken by Feter Duncan: In Cloathes which the 
Selectmen Frised at £4. lis.; 2 quentalls of fish, £1. lis.; 5 
quentalls of refuse fish, £2. 10s.; total, £8. 12s. Account of 
what he owed: To Feter Duncan, £6. 13s. 7d. ; administra- 
tor's services, 10s. ; stage room for making his fish, 6s. 8d. ; 
total £7. 10s. 3d. Other debts : To Jno. Collens, sr., £3. 12s. ; 
Will. Cannon, £1. 4s.; Will. Sargent, 5s.; total, £5. Is. Es- 
sex County Quarterly Court Files, vol. 10, leaf 145. 

Estate of Robert Kjnsiman of Ipswich. 

"These presents declareth that I Eobert Kinsman of Ips- 
wich in the County of Essex being at present sick and weake 
of Body but through gods mercy inioyeing my vnderstanding 
and memory doe make this my last will and testament first 
I doe give my soule into the hands of Jesus Christ my body 
to be desently buried in Ipswich burying place And for my 
outward estate I dispose as follow(;th Item I doe giue and 
bequeath vnto my sonn Eobert my meddow Land att che- 
bacho which he doth now impue to the halfes payeing vnto 
Isaack & Sarah Finge the chilldren of my daughter mary ten 
pound apecce when they come to age & if either of them 
dye before they come to age the surviver to Inioy the whole 
twenty pound Item I giue vnto my daughter mary The wife 
of vsuall wardell ten pounds and to her foure Elder children 
Twenty shillings a peece viz Daniell Roger mary and Susan 
Ringe Item I giue vnto my daughter sarah the wife of sam- 
uell You[n]gloue my foure acre lott which I exchanged with 
Samuell Ayres and to her child or children which shall be 
then liveing after her decease Item I give vnto my Daugli- 
ter Hanah the some of forty pounds Item I give vnto my 



THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 6 

daughter martha the wife of Jacob ffoster the Some of thirty 
pounds Item I give vnto my daughter Tabitha Kinsman my 
dwelling house and apptena[n]ces & Land about it payeing 
out of it twenty pounds within Two yeare after my decease 
also I give vnto liir my sayd daughter Tabitha my househould 
stufe Item I give vnto my coussen Richard Nieolls ten 
pounds to be payd by my sayd daughter Tabi[t]lia pt of the 
twenty pounds and the other ten pounds to be payd vnto my 
Daughter Hanah by my sayd daughter Tabitha as pt of the 
forty pounds before given vnto her Item I give vnto my five 
daughters each of them a sow and I give vnto mary my dagh- 
ter ffosters child my heifar. And I Apojmt my Sonn Robert 
Kinsman and Robert Lord Sen"" to be my Executors of this 
my last will to see it pformed wittness my hand this 25*^ 
of January 16G4." 

Robert (his R K mark) Kinsman, 

Witness: EI)en (his E mark) Dane, Robert Lord. 

Proved in Ipswich court, Mar. 28, 1665 by Robert Lord, 
Sr. and Eben Dane. 

Inventory taken Fel). 7, 1664, by John Dane and Simon 
(his — mark) Thomson: his weareing Apparell, 4li. 10s.; a 
yard & 3-4 of cloth, 13s.; glasse, lead, vice and tooles be- 
longing to the glaseing trade, lOli. 10s.; emptie glase chests,. 
16s.; Barley, 4li. 14s. 6d.; Rye, Hi.; wheat, 16s.; oates, 9s.;. 
Indian come, Hi. 7s.; a muskett, sword & pouch, 19s.; 2 
axes and a bar of Iron, 10s.; a beetle and 3 wedges, 7s.; 7 
sheepe and a sow, 41i. 12s.; a bible and a testament, 8s.; in 
pourke. Hi, 10s.; a paire of shieres. Is.; in cheeses, 12s.; in 
Apples, 12s.; a how and plowshare, 6s.; two sacks, a bag & 
paire of fetters, 14s.; a cord of wood, 5s. 6d. ; nine acres of 
pasture & plow Land, 50li.; In debts owing to the estate, 
12li. lis. Id.; foure acres of Land, 20li.; 5 cowes and a hei- 
fer, 25li. ; The dwelling house, barne, orchyard and ground 
about it and the apptenances, 501i.; a bedsted, fether bed & 
furniture, 9li. 10s,; A trundlebed and furniture, 3li, 12s.; 
an old coverlet & a hogshead, 6s. ; two paire of sheetes & an 
od one, 2li. ; two boulstcr beeres, 10s. ; pillobeeres and Tow- 
ells, Hi.; more pillowbeors & napkins, Hi.; 2 old chests, 12s.; 
a chest and som small things in it, 5s. ; an houre glase & 
other small things, 4s. ; a warmeing pan and Iron morter, 
10s,; in pewter and Tin ware. Hi. 16s.; in brase, 21i. ; in 
Iron ware. Hi.; trammell, tongs, fire pan, grediron, bellows, 
13s,; sives and a baskett, 6s.; occumy spoones, 3s.; wheeles 



4 THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

and cards, 12s.; Tubs, trayes, dishes, keelars and earthen 
ware, Hi. 10s.; foure chaires, 10s.; a table and formes, 16s.; 
a kneading trough & cheesmotts, 6s. ; beere vessells and tub, 
8s.; total, 32211. 13s. Id. Debts dew from the estate, 15li. 
5s. Id.; more debts due from the estate about 411.; more to 
the estate in meddow Land, 3011. ; more in debts dew to the 
estate, 15s.; total clear estate, 23411. 4s. 
Eeceived in Ipswich court Mar. 28, 1665. 

Essex County Probate Files, Docket 15,855. 

Eobert Lord, sr., being named as executor in the will, did 
not accept it, but renounced it Mar. 28, 1665 in open court. 
Ipswich Quarterly Court Records, vol. 1, page 141. 

Estate of Humphrey Vincent of Ipswich. 

"In the name of god, amen. Vpon the first day of y^ 
■eleventh month in y® yeare of our lord god 1660 I Humphry 
Vincent of Ipswich in the County of Essex in New England 
growing aged and weaker in body but of good & fresh vnder- 
standing & memory thankes be vnto god doe make & declare 
this my last will & Testament in manner & forme following 
viz: first I comend my soule into the handes of almighty 
god my most deare and blessed Saviour Jesus Christ; and 
my body decently to be buried in Sure hope of a joyfull res- 
ureccon to eternall life at the last & great day of y** lords 
Alsoe I give vnto m"^ Martha Symonds daughter of m' Sam- 
uel Symonds of Ipswich aforesaid, one of our honored Magis- 
trates Twenty pounds; to be paid in current pay within six 
monthes after my decease. Item I give vnto Thomas Harris 
of Ipswich aforesaid Ten pounds to be paid in like mann"" 
& tyme. Item I give vnto m"^ Samuel Symonds aforesaid all 
my howses, lands, goods leases & chattells & all the rest of 
my estate both reall & psonall whatsoever & wheresoever; 
whom I doe appoynt & ordayne to be my executor of this my 
last will & Testament. In wittnes whereof I have hervnto 
sett my hande & Scale; the day & yeare above written." 

Humphry (his H V mark) Vincet. 

Witness: James Chute, thomas Harris. 

Proved in Ipswich court Mar. 28, 1665, by the witnesses, 
and Mr. Symonds to perfect the inventory. 

Inventory taken Dec. 12, 1664, by James Chute and Rob- 
ert Lord : the howse & howse lott & barne, 501i. ; A planting 
lott of 6 acres, 261i. ; A paire of oxen, 1411.; fether bed & 



THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 5 

bolster & 2 pillows, 4li. 10s.; an old gren rugg & 3 old 
blankets, a straw bed & bolster. Hi. 10s.; 2 pr. sheets, Hi. 
10s.; 2 pr. old sheets one of ym Cutt, 10s.; 3 old pillowbeers, 
3s.; 3 nue shurts, Hi. Is.; 3 old shurts & a peece, 10s.; 3 
bands & 3 handkerchiefs, 4s. 6d.; an old trevet, Iron pott & 
hooks, 3s. ; an old Chest & an old box, 8s. ; his waring apar- 
rell & a new hatt, 51i. 10s.; old pewter, 8s.; An old bedsteed, 
8s. ; 3 Curtaine rods & a chaire & burch box, 8s. ; 2 pr. taylers 
sheeres, 2s.; sizars, 6d. ; Carsy buttons & silk, 21i. 5s.; a sett 
of Darnacle Curtaines sum what worn, 10s.; total, llOli. Is. 
Eeceived and allowed in Ipswich court Apr. 28, 1665. 

Humfry Vincent growing weak and unable to attend to 
his affairs, appointed Samuel Symonds of Ipswich, gent, 
whom he had made sole executor of his will, his attorney to 
attend to all matters pertaining to his estate; also as he had 
in his will given all his estate to Mr. Symonds, now to make 
it sure granted to him all his houses and lands in Ipswich 
or elsewhere, but with the meaning that he was to enjoy them 
as long as he should live. 

Signed and sealed Jan. 14, 1663. Witness: James Chute, 
Thomas Harris. 

Testified in Ipswich court Mar. 28, 1665 by the witnesses. 

Testimony of John Perkins and Hanah (her H mark) 
Gallop given in Ipswich court Mar. 28, 1665, concerning 
the last will of Humphry Vincent, as it was spoken by him 
the third of December, two days before he died, who when 
some told him that he had already given Mr. Symonds his 
estate, said he was "taken in a fooles Paradise" and that 
now Mr. Symonds would not come to him nor provide for 
him, and that he desired the will from him but could not get 
it. But his will was that Thomas Harris should have all his 
estate because he "had beene at trouble with him" and if Mr. 
Symonds did keep the estate he would never prosper with it. 
Essex County Probate Files, Docket 28,607. 

Estate of William Stickney of Eowley. 

"I william Stickney of Eowley in the County of esex in 
New England being weeake of body but of prfect vnder- 
standing and memory doe make and ordaine This my Last 
will and Testament first I will and Committe my Soulle 
vnto god That gave it and my body vnto the common bury- 



6 THE PROBATE EECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

ing place in the hope of a blesed Eesurection And as for 
my outward estat after funerall expences discharged I will 
and dispose as followeth Inprims I will and giue vnto my 
welbeloued wife elizebeth stickney the benefit of my dwelling 
house out houses barne orchard land and meadowes that are 
or lie within the fine mille bounds of the towne of Eowley 
with all the priueliges belonging vnto those lands as also 
the meadow in Ipswich west medowes as also one third part 
of the house hould stufe which she shall chuse for Conuenient 
and nessecary use as also two cowes and all this I giue hir 
dureing hir natnrall life 

"as for my Son Samuell stickney I haueing bene at cer- 
tane Cost toward his settleing therfor I will and giue vnto 
him but ten pounds more out of my estate and that to be his 
full portion and I will him to be satisfied therwith As 
for my son Amos stickney he haueing at noe time bene any 
way benificiall to my estat and I haueing procured him a 
trade and giuen him some part of estat toward his settleing 
I therfor will and giue vnto him but fine pounds more out 
of my estat and that to be his full portion and I will him to 
be satisfied therwith As for my other sixe childeren John 
Andrew Thomas mary ffaith and mercy I will that they 
haue the Eest of my estat equally among them as followeth I 
will and giue my sone John stickney the inheritance of the 
lands and meadowes and houses that I haue given vnto my 
wife dureing hir naturall life to be his posesion prouided 
that he pay out of it it being a greater part then ther wilbe 
for any of the rest soe much oiit of it as will make the por- 
tions of the rest equall with his portion and I will that he 
setle and Improue this land as his owne paying vnto his 
mother yearly dureing hir life three pounds ten shillings 
and carf ully winter hir two cowes yearly and she to Injoy one 
of the roomes for her owne pertickuler use dureing hir life 
vnto my Son Andrew Stickney I will and giue him for his 
Inheritance of my lands my land at merrimacke and if in 
its vallueation it amounteth to more then his equall Share 
with the rest of his brothers and Sisters when my estat is 
devided then I will that he pay some thing backe to equal- 
lize them and if it be vallued at lese than his equall part 
then it to be made vp vnto him 

"vnto my Son Thomas stickney I will and giue my vil- 
lage land for his inherritance of my lands and if in its val- 
luation it amounteth to more then his equall share with the 



THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSE!^ COUNTY. 7 

rest of his brothers and sisters then he to pay baeke soe 
much as will equallize his portion with the rest and if it be 
vallued at lese then it to be made vp vnto him soe as they 
be equall as for my three daughters I will that they haue 
ther portions out of my estat in moueables or if they fall 
short to be made vp out of the ouerpluse of ther three broth- 
ers lands soe as that they may be made all equall allike and 
that they haue ther portions payed vnto them as they come 
of age or at marriage I will and appoint my well beloued wife 
my Solle Excequtorix of this my will And I desire my Trusty 
freinds maxemillion Jewett and Samuell Brocklebanke to 
be my ouerseers and this my last will I signe with my owne 
hand this 21 of January 1664:." 

William (his W mark) Stickney. 
Witness : maxemillion Jewett, Samuell Brocklebanke, 
Proved in Ipswich court Mar. 28, 1665 by the witnesses. 

Inventory taken by Mr. Philip Nelson, Maximilion Jewet, 
Samuell Brocklebanke and John Brocklebanke : in his purse, 
10s. 9d. ; one sarge cloake, Hi. 2s. 6d. ; one sarge suite, Hi.; 
one cloath coate, Jacket and briches, Hi. 5s.; one red was- 
coate, a light collored Jacket and briches, 18s.; one paire of 
Boots, 12s.; one paire of shoes, 3s.; two hats, lis.; the Best 
bed with all the furniture to it, 121i. ; one Carpet, 14s.; one 
coverlid. Hi. ; thre paire of the best sheets, 3li. ; five sheets of 
the second sort. Hi. 10s.; seaven sheets of the next sort. Hi. 
15s.; thre paire of other sheets, Hi. 4s.; one tabell cloath, 
napkings and pillowbears, Hi, 15s.; one trunke, 5s.; Two 
boxes, 2s. ; one bed and all the furniture to it in the parlor 
chamber, 9li. ; one small feather bedd, 21i. ; one yellow Eugge 
and two pillowes, Hi. 15s.; one Trunnell bed with all be- 
longinge to it, 31i. 10s.; one other bedsteade with the bed- 
dinge, 31i. 5s. ; a peice of white cloath. Hi. ; twelve yards 
of cotten and towe, Hi. ; Towe yarne, 13s. 4d. ; Sheepe wooll, 
9s.; Cotten yarne. Hi. 15s.; yarne and flax, 2li. 9s.; Cur- 
tains, 10s. ; one paire of oxen, 12li. 10s. ; one paire of oxen 
more, 14li. ; the yonger paire of oxen, 131i. 10s. ; two thre 
yeare old steers, 7li. 10s. ; two two yearinge steers, 5li. ; one 
two yeare old Bull, 21i, ; thre farrow cowes, 121i, ; one Eed 
cowe and her calfe, 41i. 5s, ; one younge red cowe and her 
calfe, 51i, 5s, ; two steers of one yeare olde, 3li. 10s, ; one 
heffer of a yeare olde, 2li. 5s, ; one horse, 5li. 10s. ; one mare, 
61i, ; one younge horse, 5li. ; one younge mare of two yeares 



8 THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

olde, 41i. ; one yearinge coiilt, 2li. 5s.; swine, 5li. 15s.; one 
dwellinge house and Barne and orchard with the Land be- 
low the Barne, 501i. ; Thre Akers of Land above the house, 
15li. ; An Aker and halfe of Land at polipod lots, 21i. ; Two 
Akers and halfe of land in the common feild, 71i. 10s.; An 
Aker and halfe of Land at New Plaine, 61i. ; Six Akers of 
Land neere the longe hill, 91i. ; one hundred and Seaven 
Eods of Land at Mr. Domers farme, 15s.; Six Gates upon 
the common, 61i. ; one Aker of meddow in Batchillers med- 
dow, 51i. ; two Akers of meddow at cowe Bridge, 61i. ; one 
Aker of Sault marsh at Mr. Dommers farme, 3li. ; thre 
Akers of meddow at the greate meddow, 61i. ; Eight Akers of 
meddow at the west meddows, 121i. ; Seaven score Akers of 
Land at the village, 35li, ; forty Acers of Land at merri- 
macke, 201i. ; wheate, seaven Bushells, Hi. 15s.; Eye, four- 
tene Bushills, 21i. 16s.; Indian, twelve Bushills and a halfe, 
Hi. 17s. 6d. ; wheate, two Bushells and a halfe, 12s. 6d. ; one 
Bushell of pease and thre Bushills of mault, 17s. 6d. ; Ba- 
con, 2li. 5s.; in provision, 10s.; spinninge wheels and cards, 
10s.; pewter, 3li. 10s.; Tinn Vessells, 3s.; Brasse, 41i. ; one 
morter and pestell with the Iron pots. Hi. 10s.; Smothinge 
Irons, 3s.; one friinge pan and two spits, 10s.; the Iron 
tonges and the Implements about the fire, Hi. 5s.; milke 
vessells and beare vessells. Hi. 10s.; Books, 12s.; one greate 
Tabell, 10s.; chares, 8s.; Six cushens, 8s.; weighs and 
weights, 8s. ; measures, Is. 6d. ; earthen ware, 5s. ; Guns, 31i. 
16s.; thre swords and bandalers and other amunition, Hi. 
12s.; Bags, 5s.; sithes and sickells, 10s.; axes and howes 
and other implements. Hi. 10s.; one pannell, pillyon and 
bridell, 10s.; one cart with the plows, two sawes and other 
tackling, 5li. 15s.; one sled and the forks, 5s.; riddells and 
sives, 3s. ; one shovell and spade, 2s. 6d. ; one grine stone, 5s. ; 
hay, 21i. 10s.; A debt dew upon a Bill, lOli. ; more, 21i.; 
leather, 14s.; A Beetell with the wedges, 7s.; total, 416li. 
14s. Id. Debts owinge from the estate: At Ipswitch, 211. 
8s.; in Rowley, 3li. 7s. 

Received in Ipswich court Mar. 28, 1665. 

Essex County Probate Files, Docket 26,562. 

Estate of Jonathan Witt of Lynn. 

"The ll*'* of Jannuarie 1664. The last will & Testimony 
of Jonathan Witt I resinge my soule to God & my goods I 



THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 9 

giue as folloeth Item I giue to my wife the house & the 
lands my father Witt buoght of my ffather Dimon with the 
land my father Dimon Promised me lying in the same feild 
by the Briekkill her life tyme after her deseas to his Child 
Item my Corne liing in the house I giue to my wife Item 
all my hay liing at my house Item I giue all the Beding 
my Ifather Witt gaue me to my wife Item I giue 2 Cowes 
II in my father dimon hands || & all the Eest of the portion 
my ffather Dimon gaue me to my wife Item I giue to my 
ffather Witt a litle Coke of hay in Eumly marsh, Item I 
giue to my ffather Witt all the meddow he intended to giue 
me Item I giue to my ffather Witt all the Eest of the por- 
tion he promised me. My ffather Witt doth ingage for me 
II to pay II Goodman fflood 1' 5^ oo"^ Goodman Hood 20^ Good- 
man Linseie 20^ Goodman Driuer 16^ And to m"" Chickering 
for seuerall tymes Coming to him & other things w^^'in 
equitie he shall require of me for my care and to pay m"^ 
Emorie for his Cost ab[o]ut his Cure. I doe acknowledg 
my selfe ffully Satisfied w*^ my portion my ffather Witt 
gaue me Item I giue to my Brother John Witt all my Ware- 
ing Clouthes & Hatt & shewes and my Pistills & ffurniture 
of my horse & all my Tooles Item I apoint my ||wife|| to 
pay the ffrench docter & the Eest of my other Debts y* is nott 
heere exprest I mak my wif Exsecitor My ffather promieth 
to giue to my Child if itt liue tell itt Come to age ten pounds" 

Jonathan Witt 

Witness : Thomas Townsend, An. (her S mark) Burtt. 

Proved in Ipswich court Mar. 29, 1665 by Thomas Town- 
send, and Elizabeth Witt testified that this was the last will 
of her brother, Jonathan Witt. Essex County Probate Files, 
DocJcet 30,223. —' 

Inventory of the estate of Jonathan Witt of Lyn, taken 
30: 11: 1664, by Oliver Purchis and Thomas (his T mark) 

, and proved by Mary Witt, the widow 27: 4: 1665: 

At the dwelling house of John Witt, his father, 5 Augors, 2 
Chizzels, 1 Broad Axe, 4 playnes, stocks & Irons, 1 Brest 
wimble, stock without Iron, 2 pistols & 2 Holsters, 1 Crup- 
ner, 1 Brestplate, 1 Saddle with stirrups & 1 double girt, 
1 square & a chalke lyne, 31i. 12s. 6d. His Clothes & wear- 
ing geers, Linnen, 7 Bands & 1 shirt, 16s. ; 1 Great Coat, 1 
short Coat & 1 Dublett & breeches as his Ijest Coat, 81i. ; 1 
Searge Jockett, 1 short Coat of Cloth & breeches, 31i. ; 1 Eed 
Coat, 1 pr. of Eed breeches, 1 pr. of Linnen drawers, 1 pr. 



10 THE PROBATE EECOBDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

Cotton drawers, 1 short Coat wome, Hi. 10s. ; 3 Hatts, 16s. ; 
2 pr. of stockings & 1 pr. of Gloves, 9s.; 1 pr. Bootes, 2 pr. 
of shooes, all worne, old, 12s.; 1 Eapier or sword & belt, 12s. 
At Jno. Floid's house, 1 Addes, 2s. At John Divann house, 
2 Holster straps & a small broken Goodge, lOd.; Bedticke's 
in a bed & Bolster & 3 pillowes, 3li. ; a flock bed & Bolster 
with a rugg & 2 Blankets, 31i. 10s. ; one pay re of sheetes, Hi. ; 
one white skarfe, 5s.; one pewter platter, 10s.; an old pil- 
lion, 5s. ; about 201i. of leafe Tobacco, 6s. ; Butter & a firkin, 
lis. 6d. ; Beefe in a barrell, ye quantity of a quarter, Hi. ; 1 
doz. of Trenchers, Is. ; 1 Cow bell. Is. ; 1 Long playne, stock 
& Iron, Is. 6d. At his new house, ye house itself, 14li. ; 16 
bu. by estimation of Ind. in ears & Trace, 31i. 8s.; land the 
house standeth upon, 5li, ; the Hay, 21i. ; A sow & 4 pigs. Very 
poore & small, lli. In Eumney marrish, a small Cock of 
Hay, 10s.; total, 541i. 19s. — . The inventory did not in- 
clude the land which his father Divan promised him before 
his marriage, which was then in said Divan's hands. Essex 
County Quaiierl/if Court Files, vol. 10, leaf 149. 

Estate of Isaac Jones of Salisbury. 

Administration on the estate of Isaac Jones of Salisbury 
granted Apr. 11, 1665, to Jno. Severans, and he was ordered 
to present an inventory, and to pay only for the present the 
funeral charges, physic and diet. Salisbury Quarterly Court 
Records, vol. 1, leaf 29. 

The account of Issack Jones, deceased, due to John 
Severenc and the charges in His Sicknes in ye year 1665. 4 
days lay sicke & wachers & ye Truble of ye Hous & Beding, 
Hi.; for ye woman yt washed his Lining & beding, 10s.; 
Naptkins for Roulers in ye Tim of his sicknes, 3 s. ; one 
shett to wind him in, 8s. ; 1 gallon of wine att his Buriall, 
8s.; To mr. Grenlan & John Enslee for ther cost & skeill, 
4li. ; ye Jeury that paste upon this man in burnt wine, 7s. ; 
to Richerd Worth ffor making his Coflfin, 4s. ; to John Elsie 
for Bords to make ye Coffin, 2s. 3d.; to Thos, Rowleson for 
Diging his grave, Is. 6d. ; to Bannet Browne I payd ffor him, 
4s.; to myselfe for vettels & Entertainment in my hous, 
befor his sicknes or hirte, 21i, 10s.; more payed for Isacke 
Jones To A orniery man of Puscataqua, 15s.; total, llli., 
Ys. 9d. Issack Jones Creditor or that estate he left: a bill 
by Capt. Walter barffoot, 91i.; his clothes about. Hi. 7s.; 



THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 11 

Dewe to him b}' Mr. Corbute, 6s. ; total, lOli. 13s. Eest 
Dewe to me, 14s. 9d. More I pa^^ed for him to A shoppe 
at bostoun 5s. but I cannot Atest to this. 

This inventory presented to the Salisbury court 9:2m: 
1667, by John Severans, and it was accepted. Essex County 
Probate Files, Docket 15,191. 

Estate op Egbert Fitt of Ipswich. 

"I Eobert ffitt being Infirme of body but through Gods 
mercy Inioying my vnderstanding & memory and not know- 
ing how soone the Lord may call me out of this world doe 
make this my last will and Testament as foloweth; first I 
committ my soule into the hands of Jesus christ my blessed 
Redeemer in hope of a Joyfull resurrection; my body to be 
desently buryed where the Lord shall dispose my departure 
to be And for my outward estate that God hath left me to 
enioye I Thus doe dispose Those household goods and es- 
tate which my wifes mother left and gave to my wife I 
promised my wife that shee shall have them to dispose off 
amongst her kindred as she shall thinke meete. The rest of 
my estate I doe thus dispose my will is that my sonn Abra- 
ham ffitt shall have the neck of Land att salsbury which was 
lately sould vnto Lionell worth but returned back & in the 
possesion of my tennant and alsoe I giue vnto him that pcell 
of meddow at salsbury which was purchased of my Brother 
willm Barnes Alsoe I giue vnto my sayd sonn Abraham all 
"my armes as alsoe my beetle & wedges & chaines plow Irons 
and Implements of husbandry w^*^ are allredye in his hands 
And I doe give & bequeath vnto my beloued wife Grace ffitt 
my house and all the rest of my lands at Salsbury both me- 
dow & vpland with all the appertenances & p''veledges ther- 
vnto belonging as alsoe the Intrest I have in the house & 
land I now live in heere in Ipswich with all my moveabls & 
househould stufe and my two cowes & rest of my estate and 
all this I doe give vnto her dureing her naturall life & then 
to returne vnto my sonn Abraham and his heires for ever 
and I doe constitute and apoynt my beloued wife Grace ffitt 
to be sole executrix of this my last will and testament In 
wittnes wherof I have sett my hand and seale this fifth day 
of January one thousand six hundred sixty three 1663." 

Eobert ffitt (seal) 

Witness : Eobert Lord, Thomas Lord. 

Proved in Ipswich court June 26, 1665, by the witnesses. 



12 THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

Inventory of the estate of Eobert Fitt, late of Ipswich, 
taken June 21, 1665, by Moses Pengry and Henry Archer: 
his weareing Apparell, 7li. 10s.; a bedsted f ether bed, boul- 
ster, 3 blanketts, coverlet, curtaines, matt & cord, 61i. 5s.; 

5 paire and one od sheet, 5li. ; 4 pillowbeeres, Hi.; 2 Table 
cloths & six napkins & 8 towells and some other corse lennen, 
2li. ; a remnant of cearsye, 18s.; pewter, little brase skillett 

6 skimmer and timell, 2li. ; a pr. of scales & waites. Hi.; 
wooden morter & iron pestle, 2s. 6d. ; 1 brase kettell. Hi. 10s. ; 
2 Iron potts, pothookes & tramell & chafendish, Hi. 18s.; a 
spitt, firepane, tongs, hammer & pr. of nippers, 3s. ; 2 pr, of 
sheers, sissers, pressing Iron & 2 bodkins, 6s.; 2 chests & a 
little box, 18s.; earthen ware, 8s.; a hanging cubberd, 10s.; 
barrells, keelars, trayes & other tubs, etc.. Hi. 5s.; bookes, 
Hi. 4s.; musskett, barrell of a fowling peece & sword, Hi, 
6s. 8d. ; severall tooles and Iron things & old Iron, 21i. 12s. ; 
2 yard 1-2 cloth, 6s. 8d. ; hempe and nayles, 18s. ; wheat & 
Indian & sacks, 18s.; 2 chaines, a mattock & trowell. Hi.; 
beetle & 5 wedges & forks, Hi. ; 3 axes & 2 hows & spade, 17s. ; 
a churne, cheespresse, a cowle, 4 pailes, Hi. 6d. ; a lenen 
wheele & reele, 2 sives and other small things, lis. ; a brake 
& cleaver, chaire & other small things, 8s. ; 3 cowes and a 
calfe, 141i. ; 3 swine, 21i. 14s. ; debts, 5li. 3s. lOd, ; yarne at 
the weavers. Hi. 16s.; boards marchentable. Hi. 10s.; 75 
bricks, Is. 2d.; the estate at Salsbury the land given to Ab- 
raham, 501i. ; the house & the rest of the land, llOli. ; total, 
23011. 4d. Debts due from the estate, 31i. 3s. 9d. 

Received and allowed in Ipswich court Sept. 26, 1665. 

Essex County Probate Files, Dochet 9,549. 

Estate of Capt. Nathaniel Veren. 

Hillyard Veren, one of the executors of the will of Capt. 
Nathanll. Veren, deceased, presented to the court 27 : 4 : 
1665, an inventory amounting to 691i. 5s. Salem Quarterly 
Court Records, vol. 4, page 146. 

A copy of the will of Capt. Nath. Veren, late deceased in 
Jamaico, was proved 28 : 9 : 1665, by Mr. Samuell Gardner, 
upon oath that it was a true copy which he had made from 
the original in the hands of Thomas Pope, administrator, in 
Jamaico, signed by the Governor, Sir Tho. Muddeford. An 
inventory of goods and money brought from Jamaco by said 
Gardner was also allowed. Salem Quarterly Court Records, 
vol. 4, page 152. 



the probate records of essex county. 13 

Estate of Obadiah Antrum of Salem. 

Obadiah Antrum, late of Salem, having embarked upon a 
voyage, about a year ago, intending to go to Nevis, since 
which time neither he nor the vessel he went in had been heard 
from, whereupon it was supposed that he was lost, and 
whereas said Antrum had a considerable estate in this coun- 
try, part of which would be subjected to loss if some care be 
not given it, the court 27: 4: 1GG5, ordered that Mr. Ed- 
mond Batter of Salem and Mr. John Baker of Ipswich take 
the estate into their hands, said Antrum having left no one 
with power to dispose of it, for the benefit of Antrum if he 
be living, or his wife or relatives, if he be dead. Salem 
Quarterly Court Records, vol. 4, page 147, 

Copy of Obadiah Antrum's receipt, dated 3 : 3 : 1664, to 
Edmund Batter, for 22 Hi. 6s., the amount paid him out of 
his father's estate. Wit : Hillyard Veren. The latter made 
oath, 29: 4: 1666, to Antrum's signature. Salem Quarterly 
Court Records, vol. 4, page 156. 

Inventory of the estate of Obadiah Antrum, late deceased, 
was brought in, amounting to 1711i. 9s., and allowed 27 : 
9 : 1666. Administration was granted to Martha, the widow, 
who was ordered to pay 301i. to John Phelps, son of Hen. 
Phelps, kinsman, and 30li. to Hana, wife of Isaack Burnap, 
sister of the deceased, payable six months after demand. 
The remainder of the estate was to be given to the widow. 
Salem Quarterly Court Records, vol. 4, page 175. 

Inventory taken Nov. 29, 1666, by John (his mark) 
Neale, John Pickering and Giles (his mark) Corey: One 
lialf part of a farm now in the hands of Eliezer Giles, 801i. ; 
a house begun & halfe Acre of land in the towne, 301i. ; 
bricks, 5li., shingles, 21i., pine boards, & Claboards, 29s., 
8li. 9s. ; 2 oxen, lOli., 2 Cowes, 8li., 181i. ; 1 mare and colt, 
5li. ; total, 1411i. 9s. Debts somewhat uncertain, 161i. The 
-estate oweth to Mr. William Browne, about 201i. There is 
about 34li. in the hands of Edmond Batter of the estate due 
to Obadiah not yet delivered, 19111. 9s. Essex County Quar- 
terly Court Files, vol. 12, leaf 31. 

Deposition of Elizabeth Baker that she heard her son 
Antrim's will read and he had given to his wife Martha An- 
trim all he had and had made his two brothers John Baker 
and Thomas Baker overseers of the will. Sworti in Ipswich 
•court Mar. 27, 1666. 



14 THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

Deposition of Joseph Saffoiird that he heard Obadiah An- 
trim say that he would make his will and give all he had to 
his wife Martha Antrim, and he said the reason why he would 
make his will was because his Uncle Batter "would cheate his 
wife of all." He also deposed that "he heard the sayd Oba- 
diah Antrim tell him that he had made his will and had given 
all that he have to his wife Martha Antrim." Sworn in 
Ipswich court, Mar. 27, 1666. 

Deposition of John Baker, jr., that his brother Antrim 
said "his IJnckle Batter went about to cossen him" and in 
consideration of this he had made his will and given all he 
had to his wife Martha Antrim, which will he saw and heard 
read, wherein he had appointed his brother Thomas Baker 
and himself to act in his behalf. He also deposed that he 
said he was afraid "his Unckle Batter would cossen his wife 
of all that he had." Sworn in Ipswich court Mar. 27, 1666. 

Deposition of Thomas Baker, aged twenty nine years, 
that his brother Obadiah Antrim said "that his Unckle 
Batter would Coussen his wife of all that he had," and 
he would make his will and give to his wife Martha Antrim 
all he had, and would make his brothers, John and Thomas 
Baker overseers of his will. Sworn in Ipswich court Mar. 
27, 1666. Ipswich Deeds, vol. 2, page 267. 

Estate of Richard Window of Gloucester. 

"dated the : 2 of may: 1665: In the Name of god Amen 
I Eichard windo of the town of Gloster : and of the County 
of Essix in neew-england : bequeath my body unto the dust : 
and my Sperrit unto god that gaue it I macke my dafter 
Ann my tru and laful aire: and Soule Exsectetrecks and 
by this presenc do giue unto her my housses and lands and al 
my Right apering in the Same towne and County a bone 
Saide : or whear so Euer Elce And unto Rich goding : do I 
giue the Sowrd and belt that he traineth with and also one 
pound ten Shillings to be paid out of the Estat And to An- 
tany Bennet my Suninlaw do I giue one grat bibel which was 
his fathears with al my working towls: and al my waring 
cloaths: and three yards of new Cersi in my Chest and one 
musket: and one heafer Cauef: I giue unto Elessebeth 
Bennet my dafterinlaw one Cheast with a frog lock : and to 
Jacob Danes do I give my fouling peace and Shot moulds 
And unto Breget my wife do I giue al her wearing Cloathes : 
and onee bead one rug and bolster which She brought with 



THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 15 

her: and one lorn pot: and one bras pot: whith al other 
things that are left: which She brought with her: of her 
houssal Stuf: and also one third par of the Eent of the 
housses and lands to be yearly paid to her And Conserning 
James trauis : thirty pounds which the Honnored Court was 
plesed to aloue him out of his fathers inheritanc which lis in 
Necheles waringtans hands which is his portion And An- 
tany Bennit do I leue and Commit into the hands of his 
unkel benit if he pleas to except of him: and if not I Com- 
mit him to the Cair of my ouerseers And if my Dafter ann 
do dy without an Aire : borne of her one body and lawfully 
begotten then do I giue her pour to mack an air whomme she 
will or to dispose of it to houm she pleseth And I do ap- 
oynt william hasskel senior and James Steuens and Jacob 
Danes of gloster to be her ouerseers: and do giue them ful 
pour to ordar and dispos of her as if I my Self wear present : 
and to bring hir up in the fear of god : and also do giue them 
ful pour to ordor and dispos of the Estat to her best aduan- 
tage And this is my last wil and testament whear unto I 
Set my Hand." 

Eichard windowe; 

Witness: Jacob Davis, Isaac Steuens, Richard (his r mark) 
goding, Elessebeth (her E mark) Danes. 

Proved in Salem court 27: 4: 1665 by Jacob Davies and 
Isaack Steevens. 

Inventory taken 9:4: 1665, by John Daves, Philep Stain- 
wod and William Sargant: His housing and Lands, upland 
and marsh, 120li. ; one yoke of oxon, 151i. ; three Cows, 141i. ; 
one bule & one steare, 71i. 10s. ; 2 steares, 5li. ; one haifer. Hi. 
10s.; 2 Calves, Hi os. ; one mare, 61i. ; one mare, 51i. ; one 
hors, 5li.; swin, 21i. 10s.; Carpenturs Toles, 21i. ; one Bible, 
12s.; one bible, 8s.; one Chain, 8s.; one fouling peces and 
shott molds. Hi.; one ax, 3s.; one Fether bed and bolster, 
two ruggs, one blancut, 5li. ; Goody Windos bed and beding 
given, by will, 31i. ; Goody Windos housold stof given by 
will, 21i. 13s.; two bras kittells, 21i, 5s.; three yards of 
Carsy, Hi. 4s.; one yard of sarge, 6s.; one Iron pott, 10s.; 
one warming pan, 8s. ; one puter platter, a bason, a bottel, 2 
dram Cups, 7s. 6d. ; two bras skilats, 8s. 9d. ; one pare of 
briches, 10s.; a pare of trukes and tombrell and sled, 10s.; 
one plow with the lorns, 7s. ; one spade, 2s. ; one pich Forke, 
2s. ; two old hoes, an old sith, 5s. ; one grining ston, 2s. 6d. ; 



16 THE PKOBATE EECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

one draft yoke, 6s.; one hatt, 10s.; one hatt, Hi. 10s.; one 
yard Carsy, 6s. ; smal remnant of Cloth, 2s. ; a Compas dial, 
4s. 6d. ; one wascott, 16s.; one bottell, Is.; one put. pot, 2s.; 
two old Chestes, 7s.; one sord, 12s.; three lorn weges, 5s.; 
one Conew, 15s. ; one Conew, 13s. ; total, 21111. 19s. 6d. 

More brought in Court 26: 4: 1666: one mare Colt, Hi. 
10s. ; ten pound of yarne, Hi. 10s. ; a Connoo tree, 6s. ; total, 
31i. 6s. 

Essex County Quarterly Court Files, vol. 10, leaf 148. 

Anthony Bennett, being committed to the care of James 
Steevens, Will Hascall and Jacob Davis by Eich. Window, 
his father-in-law, the court Mar. 27, 1666, ordered that he 
remain under their care until he chose a guardian. Ipswich 
Quarterly Court Records, vol. 1, page 150. 

Bridget Window's petition : That she had been married to 
Eichard Window of Glocester and had brought to him estate 
to the value of 401i. When he died his estate amounted to 
212li., and all she received was 30s. per year, she being now 
aged and not able to work for her maintenance, and James 
Stephens, the overseer, not providing her even with bread 
or beer. Copy made. May 23, 1666, by Edw. Eawson, sec- 
retary. Essex County Quarterly Court Files, vol. 11, leaf 133. 

Bridget, widow of Eichard Window, petitioned to the 
General Court, which was referred to this court, that she 
had been left in a poor condition, her husband having dis- 
posed of his estate by will to his children. The court 26:4: 
1666, understanding that there was a cow ordered by her 
husband to be delivered to his wife after his decease, though 
not expressed in the will, ordered the administrators to de- 
liver that cow or another cow as good to said Bridgett. Sa- 
lem Quarterly Court Records, vol. 4, page 162. 

Estate of John Slater, Jr. of Marblehead. 

Inventory of the estate of John Slather, deceased, was 
presented 27: 4: 1665, by Eliza, his wife, who with Capt. 
George Corwin, were appointed administrators of the estate. 
An inventory amounting to 501i. 15s. 6d. was allowed. ^S'a- 
lem Quarterly Court Records, vol. 4, page 148. 

Inventory of the estate of John Slater, jr., taken May 18, 
1665, by Willm. Pitt, John Peach and John (his I C mark) 
Codner: Brasse Pott, 6s.; Iron Pott, 4s.; fouer Pewter plat- 



THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 17 

ters, 10s.; Three peuter plats, 3s.; tliree latten things, 2s.; 
a smal fouling peese, 14s.; a looking glasse, 4s.; a Jacot, 
breeches, wastcoat & 2 pare stockins. Hi. 10s.; new Hatt, 
12s. ; Ould boots & shoose, 2s. ; Bed, bolster, two blankets and 
a bed coverled & a pare sheets, 4li. ; pare potthooks, Is. ; an 
ould shirt, Is.; one chest, 1 box & other lomber, 16s.; a grid- 
iem, & 1 pot Crooke, Is. 6d. ; a Bedsteed, 10s.; the dwelling 
house & garden, 40li. ; too Swine, 13s. ; a tabelbord, small, 5s. ; 
too pickters, Is.; total, 50li. 15s. Essex County Quarterly 
Court Files, vol. 10, leaf 149. 

Capt. George Corwin acknowledged 28 : 9 : 1665, that he 
had received the full amount of the inventory brought into 
court at Salem, fourth month past, 501i. 15s. 6d., of the 
estate of John Slather, which he accepted as full satisfac- 
tion of the lOOli. owing him from said Slather or Elizabeth 
his wife, the latter being joint administratrix with himself. 
Salem Quarterly Court Records, vol. 4, page 155. 

Guardianship of James Travers of Newbury. 

James Travers chose Lift. John Pike as his guardian, Sept. 
26, 1665. Ipsicich Quarterly Court Records, vol. 1, page 146. 

Estate of Nehemiah ITaywaed of (Salem?). 

"I Nehemyah Haward being Distempered and Lam in body 
but throw gods goodnes in perfect senc and memory Do giue 
and bequeath my Eastat In manor and forme as followeth 
Item: my soull to god that gaue it and my body to y® Earth 
from whenc it Came Item I Do giue to my wife Annah 
Haward my Hous and Houshould goods and fiue Acors of 
Land whar one my Hous and orchard is — part tharof and 
one Acor of madow and one Cow Duering y^ term of my 
aboue said wifes life : and what shal then Eemain of my saide 
wifes Eflstate I Do will that it be Equally Deuided amongst 
my Children then Lining Item I Do giue to my Children 
fiuteen Acors of Land and thre Acors of medow and two stears 
one Cow and one Haifor of thre years ould and a yearling 
Calfe and a ston Coult of thre years ould : onely out of the 
Estate to a taken teen poundes for y® bringing up of my Chil- 
dren and my Debtes to be payed : and y® Eemaner of this 
Estat to be Equaly Deuided to my said Children as tha 
Com to Ags:e and the Improuement of this Estat in the mene 
time to be for the bringing of them vp ; it is Intended that the 



18 THE PKOBATE BECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY 

Debts shal be paid out of y*^ Estat besides y® teen poundes for 
y*^ bringing up of y® Children — ffather ^Nickcolas Haward and 
I Do Also Desier that my Louing Brothers Nathanniel Haw- 
ard and John Dickey should haue y^ ouersight of my Children 
and my Estate abouesaid to se that my will be acompleshed 
I Do in Consideration of a Debt Dew from me to my Brother 
Nathanniel grant that He shal haue all my tooles belonging 
to ray trade I Do giue to my wife all othar things whot Euer 
that are not mentioned in my will Datted the 22*'' of march 
1664-5." 

nehemyah hayward 

Witness : Nicolus (his nicklas mark) Hayward, Nathanil 
hayward, John Dickse, John woodbery. 

Proved in Ipswich court Sept. 26, 1665 by Nicolas Hayward 
and JSTathaniell Hayward. 

No executor being named in the will the court appointed 
Annah Hayward, the widow, administratrix, and the estate 
to be ordered according to the will. 

Inventory taken July 13, 1665, by Tho, Lowthrope, Eichard 
(his SI mark) Leach and John Eayment : his wearing Clothes, 
oli. 10s. ; musket, sword & bandelears, Hi. 5s. ; puter, 21i. ; 
bras & Iron, 2li. 10s.; smothing iron, reaphoke, glas bottels 
& other small things, lli. os. ; one bedd & furniture, llli. ; one 
bed, 3 blankets, one trunelbed, one Cradel, towe wheeeles & 
some other things, 6li. 10s. ; for working towels, 4li. ; lining, 
2li. 10s.; towe Chests, one box, one table, 2 Chares, lli. 10s.; 
towe steers, one hefFer 3 years ould, one hefer year ould, 14li. ; 
towe Cowes, 8li. ; one younge horse, 6li. ; sheepe & swine, 4li. 
5s.; house & land, 80li. ; Corne, 6li. ; 4 ackrs of medow, lOIi. ; 
total, 16311. 5s. Debts due from the estate, 261i. 16s. 6 3-4d. 

Received and allowed in Ipswich court Sept. 26, 1665. 

Essex County Probate Files, Docket 12,986. 

Estate of Joseph Metcalf of Ipswich.* 

"June the third a thousand sixe hundered sixetye fowre the 
last will and testyment of Joseph mettcalfe agge aboutt sixtty 
Ine the first plase I committ my self too the Good pleasure 
of the lord and I mack my wife elysabeth mettcalf ecacetrise 
and desire and will that my detts bee payd and what remaiu- 
eth I giue untoo my wife elysabeth dureing her life and aftter 
her decease, my will is that my grand child Josepth mett- 

* See also Eecords and Files of the Quarterly Courts of Essex 
County, Mass., vol. 3 (1913), pp. 325, 326. 



THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUMTY. 19 

calf shall inioye my hous and lands paying tenn pownds too 
his sistter niary mettcalf and what life stoock my wife leauf 
att her decease I giue to my Grand child elysabeth mettcalf 
the houshold Goods I leauf too my wif's disposing I apoyntt 
my Sonne Thomas mettcalf and william Goodhue too bee over- 
seeres of my will" 

Joseph met[c]alf. 

Witness : John Perkins, Jacob Pearkins. 

Proved in Ipswich court Sept. 26, 1665 by the witnesses. 

Inventory of the estate of Joseph Mettcalfe of Ipswich 
taken Sept. 22, 1665, by William Goodhue and Robert Lord: 
the house, Barne and farme and aptenances, 30011.; a paire 
of bulocks, 12li. ; 3 Cowes, 131i. 10s.; two 2 yearlings, 7li. ; 
two yearlings, 5li. ; two calves, 2li. os. ; five sheepe, 2li. 10s. ; 
swine, 4li. 10s. ; a mare, 6li.; english corne, 4li. ; Indian corne 
upon the ground, lOli. ; haye, 5li. 10s. ; flax and apples. Hi. ; 
within dores : a fether bed, boulster, 2 pillows, blankett & 
Rugg & bedsted, curtaines & valiants, 81i. 10s.; his weareing 
apparrell, 5li.; a little bed, boulster, Rugg & bedsted, 21i. 10s. ; 
a table & old carpett. Hi. ; 2 paire of sheets & other linen, 
31i. 10s.; two old chests, 12s.; foure chaires, 6s.; a warming 
pan, 10s.; a bassen, jugg & 3 glase bottells, 5s.; pewter, Hi. 
10s.; brase ware, 2li.; in other lumber, Hi.; two axes, bettle 
& 5 wedges, 3 hows & crosecut saw, 2 sickles, Hi. 2s. ; woole, 
4s. ; a sithe, 5s. ; his pt in cart & plow, yokes, chaines and 
other furniture, 2li. 15s.; bookes, 14s.; one iron pott, skillet, 
tramell & pothookes & tongs & frying pan, spitt & other things. 
Hi. 10s.; two old swords, 10s.; a saddle, 15s.; 2 boxes, churne, 
halfe a fane, baskett and other small things, Hi. ; total, 40811. 
13s. : debts oweing from the estate, 3811. 

Received and allowed in Ipswich court Sept. 26, 1665. 

Essex County Prolate Files, Doclet 18,402. 

Guardianship of Samuel Smith op Rovs^ley. 

Samuel Smith made choice of Daniell Weicomb as his 
guardian, and he was confirmed by the court 28: 9: 1665. 
Salem Quarterly Court Records, vol. 4, page 153. 

Daniell Wickam of Rowley, carpenter, guardian of Samuell 
Smith, acknowledged the receipt from Jeremiah Elsworth of 
33li. 3s., part of it in land and meadow, six and three quar- 
ters acres of land and two parcels of meadow, amounting to 
26li. 15s. and the rest in pay, which is the portion of his fa- 
ther, Hugh Smith's estate, and fully acquits the said Jere- 



20 THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

miah Elsworth and Mary his wife forever. Dated Jan, 23, 
1665. Witness : Jonathan Platts, Abraham Juett. 

Acknowledged Feb. 28, 1666 by the witnesses. Ipswich 
Deeds, vol. 3, page 35. 

Estate of Robert Moulton, Sr. of Salem. 

"The last will and testament of Robert moulton seni"" of 
Salem: I Robett Moulton of Salem seni"^ beinge by gods 
hande on my sick bedd but of pfect memorie doe dispose of 
my estate as folio we th : vidz : I doe ordaine my wife my 
whole exeeufx of this my last will and testament and I giue 
and bequeath to my son Robert hue pounds at my decease 
and to my daugh"" Abigaile hue pounds sterlinge also my son 
Samuell to inioy all my lands within Readinge bounds butt- 
inge on IpsMach riuer by estimation sixscore akers more or 
less; also I giue to my daught"^ Hannah twentie pownds in 
neate Cattle to be pd at her day of marriage also I giue vnto 
my two yonger sons John and Joseph my now dwellinge 
house with all the lande and meadow with all oth"" apurte- 
nances there vnto belonginge after the decease of my wife they 
payinge as a legasie to my two young"" daughf^ meriam and 
mary to each of them twentie pounds to be pd within one 
yeare after they com to posess it and in case either of my 
sons John or Joseph should die before theire mother then my 
will is that ray son Samuell shall inioy the p* of my house 
and lande giuen to the ptie deceased and this I leaue as my 
last will and testament witnis my hande the 5^'^ of Septemb"^ 
1665." 

Robert Moulton senior 

Witness: Henry Bartholmew, George Gardner, Samuell 
Gardner. 

Proved in Salem court 28 : 9 : 1665 by Lt. George Gardner 
and Samuell Gardner. 

Inventory taken 3:8: 1665, by Samuell Gardner and Job 
Swinerton, jr., being desired by the widow : Six Cowes, 281i. 
10s.; six two year old cattle, 181i. ; two yearlings, 41i. ; six 
calves, 61i, ; fower oxen, 251i.; horse, mare and colt, 15li.; 
hay, lOli. ; ye farme and housing, 12011. ; 13 swine, lOli. ; 
come, 151i. ; 120 acres of land in Reden, lOli. ; beding in ye 
house, 301i. ; plow Geare & other tooles, 3li. ; total, 294li. 10s. 
The debts are as followeth : to Capt. Corwin, 8li. 17s. 9 l-4d. ; 
Mr. Browne, 4li. 17s. 4d.; George Gardner, 31i. 7s.; Mr. Bat- 
ter, Hi. 10s.; other small debts, 21i.; total 201i. 12s. 1 l-4d. 
Essex County Quarterly Court Files, vol. 11, leaf 47. 



the probate records of essex county. 21 

Estate of Capt. Benjamin Fearemayes. 

The Court having been informed of the death of Benjamin 
FearemayeS;, at Ginne, who left some land in Salem, court 
28: 9: 1665, ordered that his estate be given into the hands 
of Capt. Huchesson and the widow Hester Eastwick. Salem 
Quarterh/ Court Becords, vol. 4-, page 152. 

Administration on the estate in this country of Capt. Ben- 
jamin Fermayes granted 26: 4: 1666, to Hester Estwick, and 
she was ordered to bring in an inventory to the next Ipswich 
or Salem court. Salem Quarterly Court Records, vol. 4, page 
164. 

Hester Eastwick, widow, presenting an inventory of the 
estate that is in this country, the court 27: 9: 1666, granted 
administration to said Hester and ordered that she pay her- 
self what was her due as appeared by the testimony of Frances 
Nurse. The remainder of the estate was to remain in her 
hands until court took further order. Salem Quarterly Court 
Records, vol. 4, page 176. 

George Gardner and Francis (his [I] mark) Norss, at the 
request of widow Esteck, on 26 : 9 : 1666, appraised one acre of 
land in the field near the north ferry and half an acre of land 
lying between Mr. John Gidny and Goodman Peter at 14li. 
sterling. There were ten acres of land on Marblehead side, 
but the location was not known. 

Franc. ISTurce, aged about forty-five years, deposed that 
Ester Eswicke did entrust to Benjamin Fermane one cow 
valued at five pounds for which he promised to pay her 20s. 
per annum so long as he kept the principle in his hands, 
which is nineteen years. Sworn in court. Essex County 
Quarterly Court Files, vol. 12, leaf 31. 

Estate of John Wyatt of Ipswich. 

"In the name of god Amen : The three and twentieth day 
of November in the yeare of our lord god one thousand sixe 
hundred sixtie and fine, I John Wyatt of Ipswich the vn- 
profitable Seruant of god weake in body but of good and per- 
fect memorie (god be praised) Doe make and ordeine this my 
last will and Testament in manner & forme following ; that is 
to say, first I Commend my soule into the hands of god my 
maker, hopeing assuredly through the onely merites of Jesus 
Christ my sauiour; to be made pertaker of life euerlasting. 
And I commend my body to the earth whereof it is made. 



22 THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

Item as touching my wife with whome I coupled myselfe in the 
feare of god my will is that during the whole terme of her 
naturall life 1 1 she \ | shall haue sixe pounds p Ann to wit 
yearely and duely ]Daid her out of my Estate by my Executor in 
good marchantable wheate malt and Indian corn my euen and 
equall porcons. Item I giue vnto my wife the vse of the 
Eoome we now lye in with the Sellar vnder it and the vpper 
Eoomes ouer it, and the vse of the Bedsted in the said roome 
during her naturall life. Also I giue her all her household 
goods that are remayneing which are conteyned in an Inuen- 
tory annexed to the will to be at her owne disposeing. As 
also fifeteene pounds to bee payd her at three payments pres- 
ently after her Death that is to say fine pounds p ann for three 
yeares to be paid in Country pay at the current price. But in 
case shee should neede it sooner; then to be paid her accord- 
ing to her necessity. Moreouer shee shall haue the vse of all 
my householde goods together with my Grandchild John 
Kemball by name as he shall haue occasion to vse them while 
he abides in the house ; And my will is that if my wife cannot 
Hue Comfortably in the house with him then shee shall haue 
libertie to Chuse her another place of being in the towne, and 
hee shall supply her with wood and pay for her Roome. Item 
I giue vnto my three Daughters Mary Sarah and Dorcas five 
shillings a peece. finally after my Decease I giue and Be- 
queath vnto John Kemball my Grandchild my Dwelling house 
and all the ground belonging to it and all my meadowe 
ground together with all my Cattell and husbandry imple- 
ments. Prouided he carry himselfe respectiuely towards my 
wife And in case he shall not; Then I giue vnto my said 
Grandchild ten pounds and soe not to haue to doe with any 
part of my Estate besides. Item I make my loueing friend 
m"" Theophilus Wilson my sole Executor to see my Debts and 
funerall expences satisfied and paid and my will performed 
and I Doe giue him forty shillings. And I make my loueing 
friends m"" Eobert Paine and Willm White the Ouerseers of 
this my last will and testament In witnes whereof I haue 
heerto set my hand and scale the day and yeare abouesaid." 

John (his I mark) wyatt (seal) 

Witness : Robert Payne, Willm White. 

"Memorandum that after the sealing and subscribing of this 
my will not\vithstanding any thing therein conteyned it is also 
my will that if my Grandchild John Kemball doe not in eu'y 

— according to my — I shall giue my executor and ouerseer 

— to dispose of think ." "An Inuentarie of all 



THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 23 

or the most part of the household goods and Chatties that 
mary Wyatt now wife vnto John Wyatt of Ipswich brought a 
Deliu''ed into her husbands possession at the tynie of her mar- 
iage." Imprimis her Apparell, a featherbed, a feather bolster 
& a pillow, a flockbed and a bolster, a green rug & three 
blancketts, a paire of valance and three Curtaines, a paire of 
sheets and one paire of Pillowbies, two trunckes and a great 
chest and a great broad Boxe, three platters one long and two 
broad ones, a great Pewter candlesticke and a little one, a 
great pewter salt, two pewter basins, a great one and a lesser 
one, two pewter great pint potts and two lesses potts, a pew- 
ter bedpan, one porrenger & spoones and other smale pewter 
Saucers & plates, two iron potts a great & a little one, an 
iron kettle, a warming pan and a brasse frying panne, a Pes- 
tell and a morter, a paire of Andirons, two brasse skilletts, a 
3 pint and a two pint one, a brasse ladle and a brasse Scum- 
mer, a paire of pot hooks and a paire of pott hangers, a 
Chafing Dish. 
Proved in Ipswich court, Jan. 15, 1665 by the witnesses. 

Inventory taken Dec. 26, 1665, by Eobert Lord and John 
(his ( mark) Pindar: the dwelling house, barne & ground 
about it both homstead & pasture, 60li. ; a six acre lott in the 
comon field, 25li. ; a psell of marsh in the hundreds, 12li. ; a 
paire of oxen, 13li. ; three cowes, IBli. ; one steere & 2 calves, 
4li. ; a mare, 6li. ; 3 shotes, 2li. ; Indian corne, 5li. 5s. ; Inglish 
corne, 21i. 5s.; in pewter & spoones. Hi.; a latten cullender, 
dri])ing pan, lamp & grate, 6s. ; 3 old kettells & a brass pott & 
little skillett. Hi. 16s.; in porke & beefe, Hi. 15s.; pondering 
tub, keelars, beere vessells, chirne & other small things. Hi, 
10s.; two bowls, 3 trayes & chees mottes & dishes, 8s.; tur- 
naps, 3s. ; in butter & suite, 5s. 6d. ; nyne pound cotten woole, 
9s. ; a trundle bed, wheele, a paire of cardes & old tub, 10s. ; 
3 peacks of malt, 3s. 4d. ; ould bags, 3s. 6d. ; a bedsted & 3 
curtaines & fether bolster, a pillow, old coverlett & 3 blank- 
etts & old tike, 31i. 4s. ; his weareing Apparell, 61i. ; five paire 
of sheetes, 3li. 6s. 8d. ; three shirts, lli. Is.; 4 small table 
cloths & towells & napkins, lli. Is.; 2 paire of old pillow 
beeres, 4s. ; 6 caps & 5 bands, 10s. ; an old chest & cubbard & 
old box, 16s.; a muskett, 12s.; a little table, 3 chaires, salt 
box & salt, 8s. ; in earthen ware, 4s. 4d. ; fire pan, tongs, tram- 
ell & pothookes, 8s. 6d. ; scales, waites, 2 pailes & small things, 
7s. ; a grediron & clever, 3s. 6d. ; axes, beetle rings, wedges & 
other tooles, 16s.; an old saddle, fettors, cartrope, 10s.; 4 
hookes for to make ropes, 5s. ; an old lennen wheele, 2s. 6d. ; 



24 THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

an old meale tub & 2 sives, 2s. 6d. ; a trundle bed, floekbed, 
bolster & pillow, Hi. 10s. ; 2 old sithes & one snath, 6s. ; a 
plow & chaine & sled, Hi. 5s.; a cart, wlieeles, 2 yokes & 
tumbrull, 3li. 10s.; a fann & a cushen, 7s.; total, 1771i. 19s. 
4d. Debts dew from the estate about 211i. ; clear estate, 15611. 
19s. 4d. 

Attested Jan. 15, 1665 by Mary, wife of John Wiate. 

Essex County Probate Files, Docket 30,736. 

Estate of Andrew Hodges of Ipswich. 

"The 11*"^ of October 1661 I Andrew Hodges being in 
perfit memory do will this very last will and Testament wher- 
in I give to my beloued wife fine pound a year during her nat- 
urall life to be paid her as followeth sixe bushel of wheat and 
the rest half in molt and the other half in Indian also I 
giue her two Cows and a red heyfer and two shep and thes are 
to be maintayned by my ground so long as she Hues as hir 
own and half of the wool of the rest of my sheep & I giue to 
my wif the wool and yarn in the house also I giue her my 
swine and I giue to my wife Twenty pound to be at her dis- 
posing and my houshold goods be for my wiues youse so long 
as she Hues unles she se cause to take part of them in pay- 
ment of the twenty pound I haue giuen her also I giue to my 
Wife and her Grandchild three pound to buy them som par- 
rell also my kinsman Ghiles is to find her Wood as long as she 
Hues my Wyf paying him for the Cutting of it out in Aples 
or otherwise and my wif is to haue her lining in the house 
and youse of the ground about it her life only the barne is 
to be at liberty for my kinsman and I give to the poor of this 
Town fine shillings a year after my Wiues death for euer also 
I giue to the Colledg of Cambridg hear, fine pound to be paid 
after my Wiues death in fine year by twenty shillings a year 
for the good of poor skollers also I giue to Henry Bennit 
fine pound and to Edward Walden fourty shillings and to Mr. 
Cobbit fourty shillings and to Mary quilter fourty shillings 
and to Theophilus Wilson twenty shillings and thes legacys 
to be paid in thre year after my death and to my cossen 
Ghils Berdly I giue my house and ground about it after my 
Wiues death and all my other ground both meddow and vp- 
land and cattle and sheep with my wearing parrell at my 
death and for the performanc of this my will I bind ouer my 
house and ground to my two ouerseers and I mak my Cossen 
Ghiles Berdly my Execcetour and Decon Knowlton and The- 
ophilus Wilson my two ouerseers and giue them powr in case 



THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 25 

of not performenc of my will to dispose of my hous and 
ground for the discharging of my will in witness hereof I 
haue set to my hand the day and year aboue written." 

Andru hodges 

Witness : Theophilus Wilson, Thomas Knoulton. 

Proved in Ipswich court 27 : 1 : 1666 by Dea. Thomas 
Knowlton and Theophilus Willson. Essex County Quarterly 
Court Files,, vol. 11, leaf 96. 

Inventory of the estate of Andrew Hodges of Ipswich, 
lately deceased, taken Jan. 16, 1665, by Eobert Lord and 
Jacob Foster : Wearing apparrell, lOli. ; a fether bed, 2 
feather boulsters & 2 pillows, an old blankett & ould rug, 71i. ; 
little flock bed. Hi.; one bedstead & cord, Hi. 10s.; a paire of 
curtaines & valence. Hi. 18s. ; trundle bed & cord, 10s. ; flock- 
bed, Hi. 15s.; one fether pillow with a new tike, 9s.; one old 
fether pillow, 3s. ; one woole pillow, 3s. ; a blankett of truck- 
ing cloth, 12s. ; 2 old blankets, 3s. ; an old darnacle coverlett 
& curtaine, 4s.; one paire of flaxen sheetes, Hi. 3s. 4d. ; one 
old worne fine sheete, 7s.; 2 paire old corse sheets, 10s.; 3 
corse sheetes, 14s,; one corse table cloth, 5s.; a flaxen table 
cloth, 6s. 8d. ; one napkin, 3s. & 4 napkins at 5s., 8s.; one 
paire of fine old pillow beeres, 5s.; two paire corse pillow 
beeres, 8s. ; 4 corse towells, 3s. ; a trunke, 6s. 8d. ; a broad 
box, 3s. 4d. ; a desk, 2s. & 3 old boxes, 3s., 5s. ; a table & forme, 
12s. ; 3 darnacle curtaines, old ones, 4s. 6d. ; one great chaire, 
3s. ; two chaires, 3s. ; two old cushens, 2s. ; a paire of And- 
iorns, 6s, ; fire pan & tongs, 5s. 6d. ; a paire of bellows, 2s. ; 2 
smotheing Irons, 2s. ; a lookeing glase, 10s. ; a leather case, 
6d. ; a bible & 2 little bookes, 10s.; one grt. Iron pott, 18s.; 
a little Iron pot, 6s. ; one Iron kettle, 4s. 6d. ; a small Iron 
pott, 2s. 6d. ; brase pott, 12s.; two brase kittells, 16s.; a skil- 
let & little kettell, 3s.; chafen dish, 5s.; 2 skimers, 3s. 6d. ; 
brase morter & pestle, 6s.; old warming pan, 5s.; a spitt & 
bread bowle, 3s. ; a frying pan, 2s. 6d. ; 3 grter pewter dishes 
& a plate. Hi. 4s. ; 4 smaller dishes of pewter, 10s. ; a vearged 
bassen, 8s. ; a peece bassen, 3s. ; pewter candlestick, 3s. ; pew- 
ter salt, 2s. 6d. ; wine qurt. pott, 4s. 6d. ; an ale qurt. & pint 
pott, 6s. ; 4 poringers, 3s, 4d. ; 3 pewter sasers, 2s, ; 4 ocumy 
spoones. Is, 4d, ; a driping pan & puding pan, 3s. ; pan, fish 
plate & tunnell, Is, ; earthenware, 4s. 6d. ; pewter chamberpot, 
2s. ; a paire of taylours sheeres. Is. 6d. ; a paire of pincers. Is. ; 
a broad grat, 8d. ; hamer, ager, chissell & old goudg, 3s.; a 
mortiseing axe & a handsaw, 3s. ; 2 sives, 2s, 6d, ; cheesepres, 
4s.; cubbard, 10s,; 2 little old tables, 3s, 6d.; beetle rings, 2 



26 THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

old axes & 2 wedges, 7s. ; old spade, broken pikax, old how, 
Is. 6d. ; wooden dishes, 2s. ; paile & pigin, 2s. 6d. ; tramell, 
4s.; 3 trayes, bowle, 2 keelars, 8s.; a red rugg, 15s.; a trunck, 
6s. ; poudereing tub & chirne, 7s. ; 2 firkings & salt, 3s. 6d. ; 3 
beere firkings, 4s.; about 3 peackes of wheate, 3s. 9d. ; to- 
baco in the leafe, 2s. ; pott of butter, 7s. ; in pourke, 2li. 10s 
hatchell, 4s.; scales & waites. Is. 6d. ; coslet & pike. Hi. 5s 
sea chest, 8s. ; English corne, 4li. 15s. 9d. ; Indian corne, 3li 
19s. 6d. ; 2 lenen wheeles & a wollen one, 10s. ; halfe bushell 
2s.; tub & little ground malt, 3s.; an old cart rope, 2s.; 81i 
of fieese woole & 3 of lambes, 14s.; 12li. cotton woole, 12s. 
sheepes woole, 7s. 6d. ; cotton yarne, 7s. 6d. ; woollen yarne 
15s, ; paire of pothookes & a houre glase, 2s. ; 2 bullocks, llli. 
4 cowes, 18li. ; a steere, 4li, 10s. ; heifer, 3li. ; 2 calves, 2li. 
10s.; 9 sheepe, 4li. 10s.; harrow, 3s.; one yoke & one chaine 
& span shakell, lis.; halfe the cart & plow. Hi.; tub to scald 
hoggs, 2s.; 3 piggs, 18s.; laders & forkes, 6s.; sword, 8s.; 
apples, 6s. ; two baggs, 4s. ; house, barne and homestead, 50li. ; 
28 acres of upland & meddow, 1121i,; 2 pr. cards, 3s.; cotton 
woole, 18d. ; cheese, 5s. ; debts due to the estate, Hi. 10s. ; 
total, 22811. 19s. Debts due from the estate, 191i. 6s. 8d. 
Allowed Mar. 27, 1666. Essex County Quarterly Court Files, 
vol. 11, leaf 97. 

Estate of Eoger Preston of Salem. 

Eoger Preston, dying intestate, and no one appearing to 
take administration, court Mar. 27, 1666, ordered that it be 
left in the hands of Thomas Preston until the next Salem 
court, he to dispose of the hay. He was also to bring in an 
inventory. 

Court being informed that the widow Preston had put out 
two of her sons, one to Thomas Johnson and another to 
Stephen Johnson, until twenty-one years of age, upon terms 
agreed, it was allowed Mar. 27, 1666, and Mr. Bradstreet was 
to see it done. 

Ipswich Quarterly Court Records, vol. 1, pp. 150, 151. 

Eoger Preston, dying intestate, and the estate being not suf- 
ficient to pay his debts, it was ordered 26: 4: 1666, that all 
the creditors bring in their accounts to the next Ipswich 
court, and that they should be paid proportionally as far as 
the estate would go. Those who failed to appear would be li- 
able to lose their amounts due, the next court being the time 
limit for making division of said estate among the creditors. 



THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 27 

This order was published in court. Salem Quarterly Court 
Records, vol. 4, page 164. 

Eoger Preston, late of Salem, having died intestate almost 
a year since and his debts amounting to more than his estate, 
no one appeared to administer upon it. Several parcels of the 
estate were subject to loss unless care be taken al:)Out them, 
and the court 27:9; 1666, ordered that Henry Skerry, mar- 
shal, take the estate into his possession to sell what cannot con- 
veniently be kept, he to receive recompense out of said estate. 
Mr. Batter and Mr. Bartholomew of Salem were requested to 
examine and audit accounts between said Preston and any of 
the creditors and retiirn their report at the next Ipswich 
court, where every creditor who expected satisfaction was to 
appear in person or by attorney, to receive his proportion. 
This order was to be published at some public town meeting 
at Ipswich by Eobert Lord, clerk of the court there, and also 
posted upon the meeting house at Salem by the marshal there. 
Salem Quartei-ly Court Records, vol. 4, page 174. 

Court Mar. 26, 1667, foimd that the estate of Eoger Pres- 
ton could pay to the creditors 3s. 4d. on the pound, which the 
marshal of Salem was to allow the creditors as they came to 
him either in kind as they were appraised or to the value, he 
having by order of the court taken the estate into his hands. 
Ipswich Quarterly Court Records, vol. 5, page 40. 

Estate of Mrs. Abigail Moulton of Salem. 

"The Last will & Testement of Abigail Moulton of Sallem 
widdow being by Gods hand weake in in Body but of Perfet 
memory : doe dispose of my Estate as followeth tt I doe or- 
daine my Sonne Eobert my whole Executor tt I doe Giue to 
my sone Eobert two oxen ye best with ye tackling belonging 
to ye teeme with what other tooles I haue & a Mare Colt & ye 
Bed I did vse to ly on with all its furniture tt I doe Giue to 
my sone Samuell two three yeare ould steeres tt I doe Giue to 
my Sons John & Joseph to Ech of them a Create Book tt I 
doe Giue to my daughter Abigaill one fine sheete tt to my 
daughter Hannah I doe Give my best Bed with all its furni- 
ture & one fine sheete tt to my daugliter Miriam I doe Giue 
one laste sheete tt to my daughter Mary I doe Giue one payre 
of pillobers : & my will is the Eest of my linning shall be 
Equally deuided to my daughters Abigail & Hanah : & I doe 
Giue to my daughter Abygall all ye land hur father had of 
hur for debt tt my will is y*^ Eemainder of my Estate shall be 



28 THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

Equally deiiided to my sone Samuell & to my daughters Abi- 
gail Mirian & mary tt my will & desire is that mr Joseph 
Grafton senr & mr Heurey Bartholmew & George & Samuell 
Gardner be ouer seeres of this my will & Gardients to my 
Children tel thay Com to Age As witnes my hand this S*"* 
IS*'^ 1665." 

Abigail Moulton 

Witness: Samuell Gardner, George Gardner. 

Proved in Ipswich court Mar. 27, 1666 by the witnesses 
before Maj. William Hathorne. 

Inventory taken 22 : 1 : 1665, by Joseph (his P mark) 
Pope, Henry Bartholmew, Joseph Grafton and Samuell Gard- 
ner : one dwellinge house with above eightie akers of lande be- 
longinge to it, 12011.; 4 oxen, 7 Cowes and som other yonge 
Cattle, 761i. ; a horse, mare and a yeare old colt, 121i. ; a pcell 
of swine, 5li. ; one fether bed with boulster, a pr blanketts, a 
Eugge, Curtaines and vallence, lOli. ; one bed with the ap- 
purtenances, 5li. ; a table, 2 chests with other wood utensills, 
21i. ; brass and pewter, 21i. ; Iron Potts, ketles and other Iron 
stuffe, 21i. ; a pcell of bookes, 21i.; a Cart, plow and har- 
row with som other tooles, 4li. ; a pcell of linin, 6li. 16s.; 
total, 24611. 16s. Debts, 28li. 3s. 4d. 

Eeceived and allowed in Ipswich court Mar. 27, 1666. 

Essex County Probate Files, Docket 19,002. 

Estate of Edmund Clarke of Gloucester. 

"I Edmond Gierke being by Gods providence Cast upon my 
bed of Sicknesse & weakenesse & not knowing how neare the 
time of my departure out of this world may bee at hand doe 
therefore appoyut & declare this my last will & Testament in 
manner following ffirst I Committ & Commend my Soule into 
the hands of God the ffather of Spirits and my Body to the 
Grave to be decently buried & for my Goods and estate it is 
my will & I doe give and bequeath unto my wife Agnes Clerke 
my House and Lands * & vpland during the time of her wid- 
dowhood wholly to injoy all the vse & profits of the same 
but * doth marry then it is my will & I doe hereby 
appoynt & determine that Shee Shall only have & in 
joy * part of the Sayd Houses & Lands during her Life 
But in Case that my Sonn unto whom I shall give the Sayd 

* nd be not of age when my Sayd wife doth ] | marry | \ then 
it is my will that shee Shall still injoy all the vse & profitts of 

* House & Lands until hee bee of the age of twenty & one 
*Torn off. 



THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 29 

yeares Also I give and bequeath unto my sayd wife the vse 
and benefit of all the Household Stuffe during the terme of 
her Life Item I give & bequeath unto my Eldest Sonn John 
Gierke my House & Lands both meadow & vpland three fifths 
of two thirds of the Sayd Lands to have & injoy as his own 
proper Eight when hee Shall attayne the age of twenty & one 
yeares that is if he * ther doe marry as abovesayd other- 
wise sliee to have the vse and l^enefitt of all the Lands as above- 
sayd during her 1 1 widdowhood | j Also it is my will and mean- 
ing & I doe hereby appoynt & declare that my Sonn John 
Shall enter upon the other two fifths of two * when his 
brother Joseph shall attayne the Age of twenty & one yeares 
Item I give & bequeath unto my youngest son Joseph Gierke 
two fifths of two thirds of all the Sayd Lands both Meadow & 
Upland according to the just value & estimation & this to be 
payd unto my sayd son Joseph as a Legacy the one of the 
Sayd two fifths when hee shall attayne * age of twenty & 
one years & the other when hee shall attayne the age of twenty 
& two yeares and this Legacy shall * unto my son Joseph 
by his brother John Gierke out of his estate And the above- 
sayd thirds of my Lands bequeathed * wife during her 
life after her decease I doe give & bequeath unto unto my 
Eldest Sonn John provided that my sonn * pay to his 
brother Joseph a Legacy the Just value of two fifths out of 
this third in good & lawful payment of New England Item I 
give & bequeath unto my Daughter Abigail Sergeant three 
pounds which Sayd Summ of three pounds I doe appoynt my 
Sonn John to pay thirty five shillings & the other part viz 
twenty-five shillings I doe appoynt my Sonn Joseph to pay 
& this three pounds they shall pay either to her or her Heirs 
executors or Assigns in good & lawfull pay of New England 
after the decease of my sayd wife their Mother Also I doe 
give & bequeath unto my Sayd Daughter my great Bible the 
same to have & injoy after my owne decease. And for my 
Gattell after my debts are payd out of the remaynder I doe 
give one third part to my said wife & the other two thirds I 
doe giYe to my two sonns abovesayd to be equally divided be- 
tweene them And that my will may be performed according 
to the true meaning & intent thereof I doe hereby appoynt & 
declare my said wife & my sonn in Law william Sergeant to 
bee Executor & Executresse. In witnesse whereof I the sayd 
Edmond clerke have hereunto Set my hand the fifth day of 
this present Month of February Anno Dom one thousand six 
hundred sixty & five." 

Edmund Clarke 
* Torn off. 



30 THK PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

Witness : Sylvester Eueleigh, harlakinden Symonds, Philip 
Staynwood. 

Proved in Ipswich court, Mar. 27, 1G66 by Sylvester Eve- 
leigh and Mr. Harlackenden Symonds. 

Inventory taken 28: 12 : 1G65, by James Stevens and John 
Pears : the bowsing and Lands upland and medo and orchard, 
501i.; to steares of 5 years old, lOli. ; to Cows, 9li.; on heifer, 
3li. ; to yearlens, 2li. f swine, Hi. 5s. ; for severeall things, bed- 
ing ancl waring Clothes all being within dores, 9li. ; total, 
84li. 5s. Debts to be paid, 33li. 

Eeceived in Ipswich court Mar. 27, 1666. 

Essex County Prolate Files, Docl-et 5,424. 

Estate of Daniel Thurston of Newbury. 

"June the 20*^ 1665] I Daniell Thvston of Kevbery in New 
England : being weake in Bodye bvt in parf ect memorie Doe 
make and apoint this as my last will and Testament whearin 
ffirst I Doe give and beqweath my Now Dwelling howse and 
Barne: and all my landes both vpland and Meadowes with 
all the priveleges and appertainences thearto belonging: vnto 
Daniell Thvston: my Kinsman of the same towne of New- 
bery befor mentioned : Save only what I shall except : And 
Also I Doe give vnto the sayd Daniell all my goods and Chat- 
tels I giue unto Ann my wife my fetherbed with bolster and 
pillow: and all apertaining thearto And her Chest and her 
box : with all her Clothing her own brass kettell : and an yi'on 
pot: And Ten poundes by the year in good pay: Namely in 
Come bvtter Chesse and porke : or her Thirds of the Lande : 
All this above mentioned Concarning my wife : Dvring her 
Natvrall life : I Doe give it vnto her : Bvt in Case my wife 
Chvse rather to live with my kinsman Daniel thvston: then 
he shall Comfortably Mayntain her with meat Drink and 
Clothes: and give her Twenty shillings by the year the one 
halfe in money the other halfe in Chese and bvtter And I 
Doe ordayne and Apoynt my kinsman Daniell Thvsto[n] 
above mentioned to be my soull and Alone Execvto^" 

Daniel (his D T mark) Thuston 

Witness: John Cheney senio"", Eichard Dole. 

Proved in Ipswich court Mar. 27, 1666 by Eichard Dole, 
and Apr. 10, 1666 by John Cheney, Sr. before Wm. Gerrish 
and Nic. Noyes, commissioners. 

Inventory of the estate of Daniell Thurston, Sr., taken 
Mar. 16, 1665-6, by Eichard Dole and Thomas Hale, Jr. : the 



THK PKOBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 31 

hous and barne, 80li. ; about 30 akers of upland, 20011. ; about 
30 akers of marsh, lOOli.; 4 beds and beding, 3011.; hous- 
hold stuf, 2011. ; 4 oxen, 2811. ; 10 cows, 5011. ; 9 yong cattell, 
2311.; 27 she]), 1611.; 2 horses and 2 colts, 1611.; other goods, 
1011.; total, 57311. 

Attested In Ipswich court. Mar. 27, 1666, by Danlell Thurs- 
ton. 

Essex County Probate Files, Docket 27,614. 

Estate of Mrs. Bridget Bradstreet of Ipswich, 

"The sextentli day of Ocktober In the yer of our lord 1665 
I Breglt Brodstret weddow of Ipswlpch In New England 
being of whole mind and of good and perfeckt memory doe 
make and ordalne this my Last will and testiment in maner 
and forme following : Inprimes bejng now very weake I Com- 
mend my Spirit in to the hands of my Lord and sauiour Jesus 
Christ and my body to the grond with an Lluly hope of my 
Eesure * un to Life at the coming of my Lord and sauior 
Jesus Christ Itum I will that all : such debts and duties as 
I ough to any one be well and truuly paid by mine Executor 
here after named Itum After all my funerall Expences 
discharged : I will that my son Moses shall haue my Barne : 
and my musket : ad my great Chest : and Chaire : I all soe 
glue unto him the kettle : the Beer vessell : ad my touw kelers : 
and my churne together with what I haue all Bedy giuen to 
my son moses : which as I conseue doth amount to aboue forty 
pounds. 2ly vnto my Eldest daughter martha Kimball : I 
giue the gound of mine that she haue in Posetion and my 
grene hood : a peuter dish : and M"" ISTortons Bocke : and on 
sheat an on Pelober 3ly I giue unto my daughter Mary Kem- 
ball my ould bibell : my cloth weskote : my f * mell peti- 
cutes on boulster on pelow : on peuter dish : and on brasen can- 
dill stick : I giue unto my daughter Kemball and my daughter 
walles my ste * the Euse of them both and after the deses 
of ether of them the Longest Liuer of them and all soe I giue 
to them my skep : of Bese : and my desler is that they giue 
thare furst sworme to ther other too Sisters : 4th I giue unto 
my daughter walles M"* Cobbets Bock : my serg gound : ad 
cloke; on peuter dish and on skilit: the Bed that I now Ly 
upon ; on boulster ad pellow and pellow Bere or whight Ruge : 
on Iron Pole : and on Peniston Peticote 5ly I giue vnto my 
daughter Eebecka bondfeld I giue vnto hur my blacke searg 
peticote : and my baring cloth : on Peuter dish and my touw 
best lEon pots 6ly vnto my grad child hanah Roph I giue 

* Torn off. 



32 THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

my hate : my waring lin * and my chest : and on Pair of 
sheats : and I giue \Tito hur on heffer Com toow yer ould in 
the spring and I giue on Serg wesket 7ly my will is that the 
Eest of my goods: Chattels: and debts be Equally duided 
among my fouer dafters aboue Eitten and I will and nomi- 
nate and doth her by disier my Louing trend Samuell plats : 
to be mine Execkter of this my will and I doe desier him to 
see this my will full feled and in witnes her of I haue her un- 
to set to my hand the day and yer of our Lord aboue men- 
tioned I do will desier and nominate my louing frinds Sam- 
uell Appleton and Joseph Whipple to be my ouer sers of this 
my will." 

Breget (her B B mark) Brad*. 

Witness: Samuell Appleton, Joseph Whipple. 

Proved in Ipswich court Mar. 8, 1666 by Lt. Samuell Ap- 
pleton and Joseph Whipple. 

Inventory taken by Sa : Appleton and Joseph Whipple : one 
horse, 6li; one Mare, 6li. ; one ox, 6li. ; 3 Cowes, 13li. ; 1 Colt, 
21i. 10s.; 1 heifer, 2li. 10s.; 1 old Cow, 31i. 15s.; 2 heifers, 
711. 10s. ; 1 heifer, 21i. 10s. ; 2 Calves, Hi. 15s. ; 1 Sow and a 
pigg. Hi. 4s. ; 1 warming pan, 10s. ; 1 Bedstead, Hi. ; 1 Butter- 
tub, 2s.; 1 Tray and Trenchers, 2s.; 1 payle. Is. 6d. ; in porke. 
Hi. 8s.; 1 Meshing tub, 3s.; 1 Booke, 12s.; 1 Kasse and 4 
bottles, 4s.; 1 Chamberpot, 4s.; 1 beer barrell, Is. 6d.; 1 
Basin, Is. 6d. ; 5 towells, 5s. 6d. ; 1 pair of little Scales, Is. ; 1 
Sermon Booke, 2s. ; old Clothes, 7s. ; 1 earthen pot, 6d. ; Cush- 
ions and old clothes, 10s.; 1 old ax, 6d. ; 1 porringer and 1 
earthen Jugg. 2s.; 1 green hood, 1 Gownd, 1 peuter dishe, 
Mr. Nortons Booke, 1 sheet and one pillow beer. Hi. 6s. ; one 
old Bible, one Cloth wascoat, one stamell petticoat, one bolster, 
one pillow, one peuter Dish, one Brazen Candle sticke, 1 still, 
one skep of bees, 41i. Is. 6d. ; Mr. Cobbets Booke, a searg 
Gownd, one cloak, 1 peuter dish, 1 skellet, 1 bed, 1 bolster, a 
pillow & pillowbeer, 1 rugg, 1 Iron pot, 1 pennystone petti- 
coat, 61i. 8s. 6d. ; one searg petticoat, a bearing Cloth, one 
peuter dish and 2 Iron pots, 21i. 17s. 6d. ; 14 Dressins, 4 
neck handkercheifes and one pocket handkercheife, 1 Apron, 
1 black hood, 9 quoives, 8 neck clothes, fore sleeves, 1 hat, 2 
wascoats, 1 chest, 1 bible, 1 pair of sheets, 3li. 9s. 5d.; 1 tow 
Comb, 1 table, 1 Cubbard, 1 trammell, 1 frying pan, 1 spit, 
one Musquet, 2 Keelers, 1 Kettle, one chest, 1 chair, 1 beer 
vessell, 1 churn, 4li. ; total 801i. 24s. lid. Received in Ips- 
wich court Mar. 27, 1666. 

Essex County Probate Files, Docket 3,065. 

*Torn off. 



THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 33 

Moses Bradstreet, John Kimball, Nicolas Wallis, William 
Beale and George (his mark) Bonfield acknowledged the re- 
ceipt from Samuell Platts, executor, of their several legacies 
given them in the will of Bridget Bradstreet. Signed and 
sealed Nov. 27, 1665. "Witness: Samuell Appleton, Joseph 
Whipple. 

Bond of Moses Bradstreet, John Kimball and Nicolas Wal- 
lis of Ipswich and William Beale and George (his mark) 
Bonfield of Marblehead of lOOli., to Samuell Platts of Eow- 
ley, executor, to pay to Samuell Platts so much as shall pay 
all debts due from the estate of Bridget Bradstreet. Signed 
and sealed Nov. 27, 1665. Witness: Samuell Appleton, Jo- 
seph Whipple, 

Ipswich Deeds, vol. 2, page 268. 

GUAEDIANSHIP OF ISAAC MORRILL OF (SALISBURY?). 

Isaac Morrill made choice of William Osgood as his guar- 
dian and the court 10 : 2 : 1666, approved it. Salisbury Quar- 
terly Court Records, vol. 1, leaf 37. 

Guardianship of Martha Haffield of Ipswich. 

The court May 9, 1666, ordered that Thomas White have 
the right to receive the rent of his mother Martha Halfield's 
farm for her maintenance. 

Elder John Whipple and Mr. Eichard Hubberd were or- 
dered to let the widow Halfield have as much linen as she 
needed for her supply or to deliver it to Thomas White for 
her use. 

Bobert Crose, and Martha and Rachell, daughters of wid- 
dow Halfield, were summoned to appear at Ipswich court in 
September to examine further concerning the estate of widow 
Halfield. Ipswich Quarterly Court Records, vol. 1, page 153. 

Widow Martha Halfield being non compos mentis, Thomas 
White was appointed Sept. 25, 1666, her guardian, to have 
charge of her estate and to be responsible to her in case she 
had her senses again. Ipswich Quarterly Court Records, vol. 
1, page 156. 

Estate of Mrs. Joanna Symonds of Ipswich, 

"These presents witnesseth that I Joana Symonds of Ips- 
wich in the county of Essex being weake of body but through 
Gods goodnes Inioying my vnderstanding and memory and 



34 THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

not knowing what time 1 1 1 1 1 have heere in this life doe make 
and ordaine this my last will and Testament as followeth 
first I committ my soule into the hands of Jesus christ my 
blessed redeemer and my body to the earth from whence it 
came to be decently buryed And for my outward estate I 
Thus dispose God haueing given me two daughters which are 
maryed both and haue chilldren my will is equally to dispose 
of what estate I leaue behind me att my decease vnto my 
sayd two daughters and there children, namely vnto my 
daughter Prisilla the wife of John warner and to her children 
after her decease the one halfe of my estate And to my daugh- 
ter Abigaill the wife of Eobet Pearce the other halfe of my 
estate and to hir children after her to be equally devided my 
debts & funerall charges being discharged and I doe apoynt 
my loueing sons in law John warner & Robert Pearce to be 
my executors of this my last will and testament In wittnes 
whereof I haue heervnto sett my hand and seale and doe de- 
clare this to be mv last will and testament this sixt day of 
Aprill 1666." 

Joan (her X mark) Symonds. (seal) 

Witness: William Goodhue, Robert Lord. 

Proved in Ipswich court May 9, 1666 by the witnesses. 

Inventory of the estate of Joanah Symonds lately deceased^ 
taken May 7, 1666, by Thomas Knoulton, Sr. and Robert 
Lord : 4 yards of penestone, 18s. ; -i yards of lockeroom, 8s. ; 
a cearsie wastcoat & searge petecot, 2li. 6s. ; a searge wast- 
coat & mury cloth peticoat, 2li. 4s. ; a cloth wastcoat & rash 
peticoat, Hi. 16s.; a searge wastcoat & peniston peticoat, Hi. 
2s.; 3 old peticoats, 12s.; 2 under wastcoats & old bodyes, 
6s.; a searge gowne, Hi. 16s.; a new blue aprin, 3s. 8d; an old 
greene apron & blue one, 3s. 8d. ; a cloke, 14s. ; an old hatt, 
4s. ; a greene apron, 6s. ; 4 paire of stockings, 8s. ; 2 paire of 
shoes, 5s. ; 2 ells of cloth for baggs, 5s. ; 4 shifts. Hi. ; 3 
aprons, 12s.; a scarfe & another peece of sasnett, 10s; a black 
cap, Is. 6d. ; hir head linnen & neck cloths & other smale 
linen. Hi. ; 5 paire of gloves, 10s. ; an old muffe, Is. 6d. ; 
mony, 3li. 15s. 6d. ; a paire spectacles, 4d. ; debts about lOli. 
2s.; total, 311i. lOs. 2d. Debts due from the estate, 61i. 9s. 

Received in Ipswich court May 9, 1666. 

Essex County Probate Files, Doclcet 27,088. 

Estate or Thomas Emerson of Ipswich. 

"The 31*** of maye 1653 I Thomas Emerson of Ipswich in 
the countye of Essex being att present, I prayse god, of good 



THE PROBATE KECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 35 

health and pfect memory, And well knowing that all men 
are borne to dye & depart this life, and that the tyme & 
place of there departure is to them vnknowne & vncertayne 
and sometymes sudden &c I doe thefore declare & make 
knowne this my last will and Testament in manner folowing 
Imprimus I liequeath my soule into the hands of my blessed 
Creator & Eedeemer my body to the earth to be deasently 
buried In asured hope of a Joyfull resurection at last day 
And for my outward Estate I doe dispose of as followeth I 
Giue and bequeath vnto my Sonne Joseph the some eighty 
pound of Current paye of newengland viz forty pound of it 
which I reserued out of my farme Giuen vnto my Sonne John 
to be payd vnto the sayd Joseph my Sonne acording to the 
couenant & agreement expressed in a payre of Indentors 
beareing date the six and twentieth of the ninth mounth 
16-i8 The other fforty pound to be payd vnto him by my 
Sonne Nathaniell (out of my house & land giuen vnto him) 
within six niounths after the decease of me & my wife Item 
I giue & bequeath vnto Nathaniell Emerson my sonne my 
house wherin I now dwell with all my vpland & meddow and 
the marsh I bought of my Sonne Joseph w'^h was somtymes 
m"" woodmansy with all the apteuances & preveledges thervnto 
belonging payeing forty pound out of it as aboue exprest alsoe 
a little psell of meddow lyeing withing the marsh before men- 
tioned after the Decease of me & my wife Item T Give vnto 
my daughter Elizabeth ffullar The best fetherbed & boulster 
with a paire of blanketts and the best couerlet & the bedsted 
to Inioy for hir vse vntill hir Daughter Susana atayne the 
age of Twenty yeares or daye of hir mariage if shall happen 
sooner and then she to Inioy them alsoe I giue vnto my sayd 
daughter the great earned chest & the carued box with a 
little Trunck with all y* is in it and a small carued chest 
with what is in it. Item I giue vnto my Sonne James Emer- 
son the sume of forty pounds out of my stock of cattell to be 
payd vnto him if he shall Come ouer into this Country (or 
send by a certayne surtifficate of his being liueing within two 
yeares after the decease of me & my wife In case my sayd 
Sonne dye before) then my will is that my sonne Joseph his 
Sonne Joseph shall haue ten pound of it and my sonne Na- 
thaniell ten pound & my daughter ffullar hir foure sonnes 
the other Twenty pound or if any of them dye the surviuors to 
inioye the same. Item my will is that Elizabeth Emerson my 
wife shall Inioy the yearely rent of the farme with the six 
head of cattell wintering at the sayd farme & if they doe not 



36 THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

winter soe many to make it vp as is agreed as alsoe the house 
wherein I dwell with the vpland & meddow & marsh bought 
of my Sonne Joseph with all the aptenances belonging ther- 
vnto and alsoe all my houshould goods and all my cattell I 
shall leaue both oxen cowes & all other young cattell wha[t]- 
soeuer to inioy them freely without let or disturbance of any 
pson or psons whatsoeuer diireing the tyme that she doth con- 
tinue my widdow provided allwayes and it is my will & meane- 
ing that if the sayd Elizabeth my wife doth marry that then 
she shall haue only the yearly Rent of the aforsayd farme 
dureing the tyme of hir naturall Life and the wintering of the 
aforesayd Six head of cattell alsoe to haue the little feather- 
bed & one boulster & two payre of sheetes and two cowes 
(The rest of the cattell & houshould stufe to be disposed of 
as In this my will exprest) And further my will is that my 
Sonne Nathaniell in case he doe inioye the house & Land by 
the mariage of my wife that then he shall paye the some of 
six pound by the yeare to his mother dureing the terme of hir 
naturall life for the rest of my houshould goods I Teaue to 
my wife to dispose of what shee shall thinke litt to my sonne 
Joseph and the rest to be devided betweene my sonne Na- 
thaniell and my daughter ffuller ffurther I make my Loue- 
ing wife Elizabeth Emerson sole executrix to this my last 
will and Testament And doe desire my much honered & 
faithful frends m^ Samuell Symonds and maior Gen"" Daniell 
Denison to be ouerseers to see y* this my will be fulfilled In 
wittnes to this luy last will I haue heervnto sett my hand & 
seale the day and yeare fiirst exprest" 

Thomas Emerson [seal] 

Witness: Eobert Lord, Daniel Hovey. 

"^January the 4*^ 1660 memorandom thes ar to testify 
vnto any home it may concern that I haue giuen vnto my son 
John Emerson his porshon fully in y*' Consideration of y* 
agrement betwixt vs about my farme he dully performing y^ 
Covinant of y*^ said indentors betwixt vs during the terme of 
my lif & his mothers as alsoe thos engagements their spesified 
afterwords acording to our mutuall agreement according to 
the sixtenth lin of ths will" 

Thomas Emerson 

"memorandom in consideration of the ten Lins canseld on 
the other sid conserning my son James my will is that he 
shal haue the sum of fiv pound payd to him by my son Na- 
thaniel within tow yers after the diseas of the longest liver, of 



THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 37 

my wife or myself in Case he shall Com or send by a sertain 
sertifiicat y* he is then Living alsoe in refrans to y'^ eigtenth 
lin of this my will for six months ther exprest is thus to be 
vnderstood that my son nathaniel shoul[d] pay that forty 
povnds to my son Joseph the siun of ten pounds a year til it 
be fully disehardged vnles he y® said nathaniel shall sell my 
hous & land I now dwel in, & the it to be payd to my son 
Joseph presently. 

"also in refrens to the twenty fifth lin of this my wil it is 
to be vnderstood that what the et it mentoned as to my daugh- 
ter ffuler it my intent that it shall be holy & fuly devided 
betwen hur tow daughters at y*^ age of twenty yers or at y^ 
day of mariadg susana & Elisabeth alsoe my will is that my 
loving wif Elizabeth Emerson shall enioy for ||hur|| vs halfe 
the fruit of the orchard during hur natural lif to the par- 
ticulars abov mention I witnes to be my own act" 

Thomas Emerson 

Witness : George Giddinge, Daniel Hovey. 

Proved in Ipswich court May 10, 1666 by the witnesses. 

Inventory of the estate of Goodman Emesonne, Sr., deceased 
9:3 m: 1666, taken by William Goodhue and Simon (his 
M mark) Thomsonne : the housing and land belongin too itt, 
15011.; too steares, 6li. ; three Cows and a heyfer, IGli. ; too 
weanings calfs. Hi. ; sixe sheep and too lamb, 31i. 10s. ; half a 
mare and half a colt, 5li. ; his wearing clothes linen and 
woolen, 91i. ; in the pallor : a feather heed, flock heed, quilt, 3 
bolsters and too pilows, a coverlitt and too blanketts, curt- 
tains, valants, beedsted, 181i. ; a lettell trunk, a doosen 1-3 
napkins and a table cloth a shortt one aud a long towel, 3li. ; 
the great carved chest with nine payer of sheets, 3 tabel 
cloths, 4 pilow bears, peace [of] cloth, 161i. 10s.; a carved 
boxe, 6s. ; 3 chest and a trunk, Hi. 10s. ; a carpett, too cous- 
ings, a remnantt cootten. Hi. 15s. ; a remnant of cloth, Hi. 2s. ; 
books and bibels, 2li. ; a tabel and chayers, stoole, glas cast 
and what is in, 3li. ; brase and pewter and tinware, 7li. 10s. ; 
Iron ware and tools, 2li. ; a feather 1)eed in the chamber and 
blanket, 4li. 10s. ; in the other chaml)er, corn and a steell 
mill, 3li. 10s. ; for severall small perticulares, Hi. ; too perces 
and bandelears, Hi.; total, 25711. 3s. 

Attested in Ipswich court Sept. 25, 1666 by the widow, 
Elizabeth Emerson. 

Essex Counfy Probate Files, Dochet 8,947. 



38 the probate records of essex county. 

Estate of Gov. John Endecott of Boston. 

"The last will & Testam* of John Endecott Senior late of 
Salem; now of Boston made the second day of the third 
moneth called May 1659 : as followeth, I John Endecott 
being (through the grace & mercie of God) at this present 
in health & of sound memorie doe make this my last will & 
testam* as followeth Inp'^imis I give to my deare & Louing 
wiefe Elizabeth Endecott all that my Ifarme called orchard 
lying w*'^in the bounds of Salem together w*** the dwelling 
howse, outhowses, Barnes, stables, Cowhowses, & all other 
building & appurtenances therevnto belonging or Apper- 
tayning And all the orchards nurseries of fruittrees gardens, 
fences meadow & salt marsh therevnto Apptayning, and all 
the feeding grounds & arrable & planting grounds there, both 
that w*^^ is broken vp & that w*^*^ is yet to break up. As also 
all the timber trees & other trees for wood or other vses 
together w*'' all the swamps therevnto belonging or apptayn- 
ing during her naturall life. Itm I giue vnto her my said 
wiefe all my moueable goods w'^'^ are at Boston in the howse. 
I now dwell in, viz*, all my beds bed steades bolsters pillowes 
Coverletts blanketts ruggs, courtaynes & vallence & all furni- 
ture belonging to them of one kinde or another and all my 
carpetts cushions & all goods of that nature. Also I giue vnto 
her my said wiefe all my table boards, table lining, cubbards 
Cubbard cloths, chaires, stooles, truncks, chests, or any other 
goods now in my possession vizt. pewter, brasse. Iron, And- 
irons, spitts, Also I giue vnto her all my siluer plate & spoones 
of one kinde & another And all my Linnen of what sort so- 
euer. Itm I giue vnto her my said wiefe all my ruther Cattle 
of one kinde & another as also all my sheepe, & all my wearing 
clothes w*^** shee may bestow on my children as shee shall see 
good. Also I giue vnto her all my bookes whereof shee may be- 
stow on my twoe sonnes such of them as they are capable to 
make use of & the rest to be sold to helpe pay my debts: 
Also I giue vnto her my said wiefe my bowses at Salem & the 
ground belonging vnto them And all the goods there w^'* 
are myne. Leaving to my wiefe full power to dispose of them 
whither howses or goods as shee shall see good. Also I giue 
vnto my said wiefe all such debts as are due or shalbe due 
vnto mee at the day of my de])ture, either from the Countrie 
or from any pson or psons inhabiting in this Countrie or in 
England or elsewhere. Also I giue vnto her Catta Hand 
neere Salem (w'^'' the generall Court gaue me,) during her 



THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 39 

naturall liefe, & after her decease to my twoe sonnes John & 
Zerobabel or to the longest Liuer of them. Also I giue to 
John Endecott my eldest sonne the farme w'^^ I bought of 
Henry Chickerin of dedham (w*^^* I formerly bestowed on 
him) lying w^^in the bounds of Salem And all howses & 
lands whither meadow or pasture or arable land as it is con- 
veyed vnto me in an Indenture bearing date the fowerth 
day of the eight month Anno 16-48. And the said Indenture 
or conveyance is to be deliuered vnto him & the said land w*** 
the appurtenances to be to him & his heires foreuer. 

"Item I giue to him & to my younger sonne zerobabel the 
whole ffarme called Orchard to be pted indifferentlie be- 
tweeue them after the decease of my said wiefe Also I giue 
vnto Zerubbabl a farme out of the farme lying upon Ipsw^'' 
riuer contayning three hundred acres whereof ffortie acres is 
meadow lying along the playne by the riuers side next to 
Zacheus Gould his Land w*^'' lyeth by the brooks side that 
runneth into Ipsw^** riuer at the furthest end of the playne. 
Itm I giue vnto my said Loving wiefe my eldest mare w*^** 
she was wont to ride on & her eldest mare foale Itm I giue 
vnto my sonn John Endecott the horse coalt that now runs 
w*** the mare. Also I make my wiefe sole & onelie executrix 
of this my last will & testam*, and doe desire that Elder Pen 
& Elder Coleborne will be the overseers of this my last will 
& if God should take either of them out of the world : That 
the longest liuer of them hath heereby libertie w^^ my wiefs 
consent to choose another overseer vnto him. And whereas 
the Generall Court hath giuen vnto me the fourth pt of Block 
Hand, I doe heereby bequeath it vnto my said wiefe to helpe 
pay debts w*''all If I dispose not otherwise of it befor I dye 
Itm I giue vnto my said twoe sonnes John & Zerubbabel the 
twoe farmes I bought, the one of Captayne Trask the other of 
Captayne Hawthorne lying vpon Ipsw*^** riuer next adioyn- 
ing to my farme vpon the said riuer: Itm I giue all the rest 
of the Land belonging to my farme vpon the said riuer w'^'* is 
not disposed of to my twoe sonnes John & Zerubl)abel, my 
eldest sonne to haue a double portion thereof Also I giue 
vnto John Endecott & Zerubbabel all the Land w*^** was 
giuen me by the twoe Sachem's of Quinebaug my Eldest 
sonne to haue a double portion thereof Itm I giue to my 
grand child John Endecott Zerobabel his sonne, Ten pownds 
w*^^ is to be payed him when he is one & Twentie yeares of age. 
Also that Land I haue bequeathed vnto my twoe sonnes in one 
place or another my will is that the longest liuer of them 



40 THE PEOBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

shall enioy the whole except the Lord send them children to 
inherit it after them. Itm I giue vnto m*" Norrice teacher of 
the Church at Salem, XP & to m"" Wilson pastor of Boston 
XP. & to m'" Norton teacher XP. Itm I giue to the poore 
of Boston jffower pound to be disposed of by the deacons of the 
Church." 

Jo Endecott (seal) 

with arms 
Essex County Probate Files, Docket 9,053. Verified hy 
original will, Suffolk County Prolate Files, Docket 385. 

The County court last at Boston having this instrument 
presented to them, and finding that the difference between the 
mother and the eldest son about the probate thereof to be 
such as their determination would not be rested in, trans- 
ferred it and what evidence they could produce thereabouts to 
the General courts decision; after perusing the same and 
also what was tendered by Mr. Houchin to invalidate the 
same, and hearing the testimony of William Salter, it was 
voted by the whole court 3:6: 1665, that they do not approve 
of this instrument to be the last will of the late Jno. Ende- 
cott, Esq., Governor. Suffolk County Prolate Files, Docket 
385. 

At a General Court of Election held at Boston, May 23, 
1666, in answer to a petition presented by Mrs. Elizabeth 
Endicott, widow, and Zerubabel, her son, for settling the 
estate of John Endicott, Esq., and after a full hearing, Mrs. 
Elizabeth Endicott and her two sons, Mr. John and Mr. Zeru- 
babel Endicott, and Mr. Jeremiah Houchin being present, it 
was ordered, that the said estate be divided between the 
widow and her two sons according to the writing on file, 
provided that whereas the farm called "Chickrings farme" 
was by deed of sale made over to Mr. John Endicott sundry- 
years before, the same to remain to him and his heirs, for- 
ever; also as there appears to be less provision made for the 
wife than may seem equal or was the real intent of the above- 
said John Endicott, Esq., who had during his life especial 
favor and respect for her, she to have all that estate of houses 
and lands mentioned in the will as bequeathed to her hus- 
band during her life ; also the widow possessing all the goods 
and chattels of her late husband, if when she shall die, the 
value is more than eighty pounds, the same shall be divided 
between her sons, John and Zerubabell, John being the elder, 
to have a double portion ; finally Mrs. Elizabeth Endicott, the 



THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 41 

widow appointed sole administratrix of the estate, and to 
bring in an inventory to the next court for the County of Suf- 
folk. Copy in Essex County Probate Files, Docket 9,053. 

Inventory of the estate taken 31: 5m: 16G5, by 
John Wiswall and Peter Brackett : weareinge Apparrell 
& mony, 65li. 15s. 3d.; silver plate, severall peeces in 
all, lOli.; severall Remnants of broad cloath, kersey, serge, 
stuffe & some Linen, lOli. 19s. 4d. ; one ffeatherbed, wth fur- 
niture to it, 15li. ; 3 Chaires, 2 stooles, 1 Chest, 1 Cupbord & 
carpet, Hi. 3s. ; a deske, case of silver hafted knives, a dyall, 
Hi. 14s. 4d. ; in severall small thinges, 10s. ; These above writ- 
ten are in ye governor chamber. In the Closet: bookes, a 
sadle w*^ its furniture & some other small things, 36li. ; in 
Linnen of severall sorts for Bed & table & other sorts, 171i. 
2s. ; one Curtaine, a standinge bed, Truckle bed wth feather 
beds, Boulsters & Rugges, lOli. 3s.; a chest of drawers, an- 
other Chest, a Truncke, some Hose yarne & a pr. of Tonges, 
Hi. 9s. lOd. In the garret : 8 bushells of wheat by estimation, 
one bedstead, feather bed, boulster and Hangings, an old 
Jaeke & Hammocke, 91i. 7s.; one ifowlinge peece, broken 
Steele bowes, empty cases of bottles & other things, 41i. 6s. 
In the plour : a Clocke, 3li. ; pistoles & Holsters, 20s. ; a Cub- 
bord, 30s., 2li. 10s.; 8 Chaires, 42s. 8d.; one stoole, 4 cush- 
ions, 2li. 12s. 8d. ; Table, Carpet & 3 stooles, 50s.; Andirons, 
12s., 31i. 2s. In the Hall: a marble Table, framed Table, 
stooles, chaire & candlesticke, Cast Andirons, 31i. 15s. In 
the kitchen : pewter, 40s., Brasse pot, 3 skilletts, 3 Iron pots, 
one skellet, 40s., one copper, 31i., Iron thinges about the 
ffyre, 40s., 9li. ; severall other thinges, 3li. 13s. 2d.; a pren- 
tice boye, lOli., a small bed for him, 20s., llli. In the Cel- 
lar: barrells & tubbs, 20s., also yr were forgotten some small 
thinges, 15s., Hi. 15s. ; total, 2241i. 7s. 7d. More in a peece 
of searg for a wascoat, a peece of silk prunella, a peece of 
mohaire & 4 yds. of holland, all wch Mr. Endecott gave to 
his wife to make hir Apparrell severall yeares befor his death. 

Another paper signed by John Wiswall, giving the things 
in the garrett : a pcell of wheat, 8 bush., Hi. 12s. ; 2 empty 
cases of bottles & 16 empty Round bottles, lli. ; severall 
broken & old Steele bowes & pistolls, lli. ; an old Jacke & a 
Hammake, lli. 15s.; 2 musketts, one ffowlinge peece, 21i. ; 
one bedstd, feather bed, boulster & Hanginges, 6li. ; 2 spining 
wheels, 6s. In the parlour : a Clocke, 31i. ; pr pistolls & 
holsters, lli. ; a Cubberd, lli. 10s. ; a pr. of Andirons, 12s. ; 4 
Chaires, lli. 6s. 8d.; 4 Chaires, 16s.; one stoole & 4 cushons, 



42 THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

lOs.; one Table & Carpet \vth three stooles, 21i. 10s.; In the 
Hall : one table & 4 stooles. Hi. 10s. ; one chaire, 5s. ; a candle- 
sticke, 2s., 7s,; one Marble table & 3 stooles, Hi.; pr. cast 
Andirons, 18s. ; In the kitchen : one kettle & warmeinge pan, 
Hi. 10s.; 2 morters, pr. skailes, Hi.; wooden vessells & trayes 
& sives, 6s, 8d. ; one drippinge pan, 5s.; 3 Iron potts & one 
skellet. Hi.; one brasse pot & 3 skellets, Hi.; in pewter sev- 
erall sorts, 21i.; pr. of andirons, tramells, ffryinge pan, spitts 
& all implements about the fyre, 2li.; boxe Iron & heaters, 
Is. 6d. ; a Copper, 3li. & severall od thinges, 10s., 3li. 10s.; a 
bed for the boye. Hi.; In the Cellar: barrells & tubbs. Hi.; 
one boye beinge prentice, lOli., 55li. 5s. lOd. ; adding 1691i. 
2s. 9d. makes total, 22411. 8s. 7d. More in a peece of searg 
for a wascoat, a peec of silk prenella, a peece of mohaire & 
4 yrds. of holland, all wch Mr. Endecott gave to his wife to 
make his Apparrell severall yeares before his death. 

Inventory of the estate of John Endecott, Esq., late Gov- 
ernor of the Massachusetts, taken Salem, 27: 2 m: 1665 by 
Jolin Porter and Thomas Putnam : The home farme together 
with the housing orchards and fenses, 55011. ; to hondred & 
fifty Acors at a farme Liing upon Ipswich Eiver being part 
of a farme given by the cuntry together with the meddow to 
it, 801i. ; a house at the towne with three Acors of Land to 
it, lOOli. ; three Bedsteeds, 5li. ; fower oxen, 251i.; Eaight 
Cowes, 321i. ; three two year olds, 9li. ; six yearlings, 91i. ; 
fower calves, 21i. ; total, 81511. 

More in certeine tenn acre lotts yt Mr. Endecott pur- 
chased of severall men to be made out and vallued ; more in 
two hundred & fifty acres of upland & meadow pt of yt farme 
yt lyeth in Topsfeild undesposed of; 2 f amies in ye Country 
purchased of Maj. Harthorne & Capt. Trask given them by 
ye Country, ^^^ ; an Island called Catta Island; more for 9 
mares, horses & colts sould to Mr. Davis% 53li. 10s.; an old 
mare remayning, 81i. ; tenn barrels of sidar at farme partely 
leakt out to 4 & on half ; 1 pr. of smale milstones ; a debt in 
Mr. Alcoks hand uncertayne. 

At a County Court held at Boston Feb. 13, 1666 Mrs. 
Elizabeth Endecott deposed that these three papers contained 
a true inventory of her husband's estate. 

Suffolk County Probate Files, Docket 385. 

Estate of Thomas Smith of Newbury. 

"Bee it knowne vnto all men by theis psents that I Thomas 
Smith of Newbury being sick of body but of pfect memory 



THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 43 

do here make my last will and testament Comending my 
soul into the hands of my Lord Jesus Christ and my body to 
be buryed (when I shall decease) in the burying place of 
Newbury in an assured hope of a blessed resurrection, and for 
my worldly goods I dispose as followeth. first I appoint 
Eebecca my wife to be the sole executrix of this my last will 
and Testament and dureing her naturall life to haue both 
houseing land and stock in her hands to dispose according to 
her discretion to my children Also I appoint my eldest son 
James to bee my heir and to haue all my lands & housing and 
stock (that is not disposed of in this my last will and Testa- 
ment) after the decease of his said mother, he dwelling with 
his mother and manageing her busines for her, and be con- 
tent to haue things, according as she shall dispose Also I 
giue vnto my daughter Eebecca swet fifty pounds to be paid 
by her mother or out of the stocke as her mother can pay it, 
to her and her children when they shall come to age for her 
and her childrens good or my son James can conueniently 
pay it. Also I giue to my son John at the age of one and 
twenty years that parsell of land that is called the lower pas- 
ture and a four acre lot at plumb Hand of salt marsh & two 
acres of salt marsh land at plumb Hand Riuer below pine 
Hand and twenty pounds out of my stock to be paid as my 
wife or my son James can pay it Also I giue and bequeath 
vnto my son Thomas that parsell of land called the midle 
pasture and four acres of salt marsh in plumb Hand, and that 
peice of meadow next goodman March's slow my debts & 
funerall being discharged and also I giue to my son Thomas 
twenty pounds to be paid as my wife or my son James can 
pay it." 

Thomas Smith. 

Witness: Anthony Somerby, Abell Huse. 

Proved in Ipswich court June 25, 1666 by Anthony Somer- 
by before Mr. Samuell Symonds and Maj. "Gren. Denison, and 
Sept. 24, 1666 by Abell Huse. 

Inventory taken May 17, 1666, by Richard Knight, ISTicho- 
las Noyes and Anthony Somerby : the house and nineteen 
acres of arable Land with the Barne and Orchard, ISOli.; 
fourteen acres of pasture Land, 701i.; twelve acres of salt 
marsh in plumb Hand and sixe acres of salt marsh below 
Jerico, 40li. ; six acres of salt marsh on the north of little pine 
Hand creeke & two acres next plumb Hand river, 401i. ; two 
acres of fresh meadow at the slow, 6li. ; two oxen and two 
steeres, 241i. ; foure cowes and two heifers, 28li. ; two two 



44 THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

3^eere old cattell and 2 yeflings, 9li. ; foure calves, 2li. ; two 
sheep and a lamb, Hi. 10s.; five swyne, 2li. 10s.; one mare 
and colt, 8li. ; his weareing apparrell, 12li. ; a web of Gotten 
cloth of 34 yards, 5li. ; three feather beds, 12li. ; four bol- 
sters and a pillovs^, 5li. ; A bed halfe flocks & half feathers. Hi. 
10s. ; one paire of Holland sheets and 6 pr of cotten shets, 6li. ;. 
two coverleds, a Eng & 3 blankets, 5li. ; A holland table cloth 
& 10 napkins & 3 pillowbears, 31i. ; A cotten tablecloth, 4 
napkins, 3 pillowbears. Hi. 10s.; A Jo3aid bedsted with cur- 
taine & vallens, 3li. ; two other bedsteds and three chests and 
three boxes, 2li. ; A table and foorme, 6 chayres & a little table 
& stools, 2li. ; A great brass kettle, a brass pan, a little brass 
pot, a bel skillet & a brass skillet, 2 Iron potts, 5li. ; A paier 
of cottrils & pr. of Andirons with fire shovel, tongs, gridiron 
& frying pan & spitt, Hi. ; ten pewter platters, 2li. 10s. ; nine 
peiiter dishes more with 3 porringers, 2 peuter candlesticks, 1 
quart pot and one beaker and a salt cellar, 2 aquavita bottles 
& 6 sawcers & a peuter cullender, an hour glass & 2 brass 
candlestick & a lamp, 4li. ; seaventeene acres of wheat, barly 
& Indian corne now upon the ground, 20li.; three bear bar- 
rels & pondering tub with an hogshead, meal cover & 2 keelers, 
2 foormes & 3 half huts, with other Lumber, 2li. 10s.; Two 
cotten wheels & a linnen wheel & cards, 3 bUcketts, a churne 
& 9 pound of yarne with earthen potts & dishes & spoones & 
a half bushell, 2li. ; sheeps wooll & cotten wooll. Hi. 10s.; A 
cart & wheels with plow and chayne & Irons with copspins, 
4 axes, 2 hooes, 4 sithes with 2 prongs, with a froo & spade 
and other vtensils for husbandry, with a bridle, sadle & cart- 
rop, 6li. ; thre bibles & some small bookes. Hi. ; 2 muskets & a 
sword &c., 2li. 10s.; total, 48711. Debts that he owes about 
lOli. 

Attested June 25, 1666 by Rebecca Smith the widow. 

Essex County Prolate Files, Docket 25,779. 

Estate of Elias Wyatt of (Eowley?). 

Elias Wiett, lately deceased at sea, dying intestate, admin- 
istration up his estate was granted 26 : 4 : 1666, to John Lam- 
bert, jr., who was ordered to bring in an inventory to the 
next Salem court. Salem Quarterly Court Records, vol. 4, 
page 160. 

Jon. Lambert, administrator, brought in an inventory of 
the estate and it was allowed 27: 9: 1666. There were 4li. 
13s. 8d,, clear estate, which the administrator was to send 



THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 45 

home or pay to the wife of the deceased or her order. Salem 
Quarterly Court Records, vol. 4, page 173. 

Estate of John Farrington of Lynn. 

Administration on the estate of John Farrington, late de- 
ceased, granted 26:4: 1666;, to Elizabeth, the widow, who 
brought in an inventory amounting to 25111. 7s. 3d., the dis- 
tribution of which the court would later order. Salem Quar- 
terly Court Records, vol. 4, page 161. 

Inventory taken May 14, 1666, by John Hathorne and Jo- 
seph Jenckes: The water mill, dame, fludgates, mill house, 
etc., 19011. being in equal partnership with Edmond Faring- 
ton, the one-half of all belonging to deceased, 95li. ; a new 
end aded to the ould house with a brick chimny not being 
finished, 35li., one-half being the deceased, 17li. 10s.; a barne 
not finished & a smale cow house adjoining at 18li., one half, 
91i. ; the lott of land, 9 acres, adjoyning the house at 5li., one 
half, 24li. 10s.; a lott of salt marsh, 6 acres, in the town 
marsh, at 5li. per acre, one-half, 15li. ; 2 oxen at 12li., one- 
half, 6li. ; 2 steers at 3 yeare old at 5li. per peece, one half, 5li. ; 
one cow undivided at 4li. 15s., 2li. 7s. 6d. ; a yearling at 40s., 
Hi. ; 6 ewes at 13s. p. peece & 3 lambs 6s. p. peece, 2li. 8s. ; 6 
swine at Nahant at 18s. p. peece & three smale shoote at home, 
31i. 3s. ; 27 bushels of Indian corne in the chamber at 3s. p. 
bushell & a bushell of barly at 4s., 2li. 13s.; near 100 waight 
of tobacke in the same chamber at 3d. p., 12s. 6d. ; severall old 
barrills, 2 bee hiues, som ould boards, 15s., 7s. 6d. ; sett of ould 
boxes, severall ould augers & chissels, old hand saw & 2 pich- 
forks at 13d., 6s. 6d. ; a cross cutt saw, 5s., 2s. 6d. ; 3 axes, 
6s., 2 wedges & rings, 3s. 6d. ; & severall ould sithes, 7s. 3d. ; 
1-2 bushell & a peck & grinding stone & spindle & a lader & a 
sledg at 21s., 10s. 6d. ; a spad & a shovell, 2s. 6d. ; his wearing 
clothes, a cloath jockett. Hi. 10s.; cloath cloak, 31i. ; strait 
bodyes, carsee coat, Hi. 15s.; a redd coat, Hi.; sute, 30s, & 
lether breches & ould coate, 2li. 8s. ; a wescoat & old breches, 
12d. & a paire of boots, 20s., Hi. 12s. ; 3 halts, 15s. ; a sword, 
15s. & a belt, 2d., pistill houlster brest plat, 25s., 2li. 3s.; a 
sadle, stirup & girts. Hi. 10s.; snaphanc muskett. Hi.; a 
flock bed, 2 boulsters & a pillo, 30s., & 5 blankets & a rugg, 
5li. ; 3 paire of sheets, 3li. 7s., & 3 shirts, 20s., & hollon shirt, 
10s., 5li.; 6 napkins, 12s., & 2 bands, 4s. & a scarfe, 8s., Hi. 
4s.; 4 peuter dishes, 19d., & pott & candlestick, 3s., Hi. 2s.; 
an ould brass pott & kittle & ladle, 13s.; pott hook hanger. 



46 THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

and iornes & tongs & spitt, 16s.; 3 tiibbs, a peale & other 
wooden weare, 8s. ; a frieing pan & 2 knifes, 4s., erthen weare. 
Is., 5s.; 2 chest & a cradle & spineing & a fournie, 16s.; 7 
pound of linen yarne, 17s. 6d., 3 pound wool yarne, 6s., Hi. 
3s. 6d. ; a paire of card bellous & a barill, 6s.; smouthing 
Iron & a looking glase, 2s.; 2 cowes, 9li. 10s.; horse, 9li. ; a 
meare & a 2 yeare ould colt in the woods if liveing, llli. ; a pil- 
lion & a panill, 16s.; total, 2511i. 7s. 3d. Essex County Quar- 
terly Court Files, vol. 11, leaf 132. 

The inventory of the estate brought in by Eliza Farring- 
ton, the widow and administratrix, amounting to 2431i. 6s. 
6d., was allowed and 27 : 9 : 1666, ordered to be paid to the 
children, as follows: to Edward, the eldest, 60li., to John, 
30li., to Jacob, 30li., at the age of twenty-one years. The re- 
mainder of the estate was to go to the widow and the whole 
estate was to remain in her hands for the bringing up of the 
children. Salem Quarterly Court Records, vol. 4, page 172. 

Guardianship of Hannah Eolfe of (Andover?). 

Hana Eoff made choice of Nicholas Holt, her father-in- 
law, as her guardian, 26: 4: 1666, said Holt being bound to 
pay her her portion when she comes of age. Salem Quarterly 
Court Records, vol. 4, page 161. 

Estate of Thomas James of (Salem?). 

Administration on the estate in this country of Thomas 
James, late deceased, granted 26 : 4 : 1666, to Jeremiah 
Meachum, and he was ordered to bring in an inventory to 
the next Salem court. Salem Quarterly Court Records, vol. 
4, page 164. 

Jeremiah Meachum, administrator of the estate of Thomas 
James, late deceased, brought in an inventory 27: 9: 1666, 
and he was ordered to perfect it for the next Salem court. 
Salem Quarterly Court Records, vol. 4, page 177. 

Inventory taken Sept. 20, 1666, by Michael (his M mark) 
Shaflin and Nathaniel Felton : A dwelling house, with the 
outhouses and the land belonging, 70li. ; 5 or 6 acres fresh 
marsh, lOli. ; 10 acres in the North feild, lOli. ; 1 1-4 Acre 
salt marsh, lOli. ; one Cowe & a heifer, 81i. ; one 3 yeare old 
stere, 41i. 10s.; a tenant saw, 5s.; 2 1-2 load of grasse, 12s. 
6d. ; Aples, 12s.; 1 old brasse ketle, 2s.; 2 old ladders, the 
body of an old cart and old bedstead & broken chayTe, a forme 



THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUKTY. 47 

& a peice of an old case, 8s. ; 1 steire, 5li. ; an old sled, 2s. ; 
4 old hoopes, 4s. Gd. ; a stable with an old yoake, Is. ; a bed- 
stead, 4s. 6d. ; a younge mare, 2li. 10s. ; total, 12211. 9s. 6d. 
Debtor, Dec. 26, 1666, for charges about the farme in re- 
payringe the house & fences and several things as appears by 
the bil of pticulars, 81i. 14s. 6d. ; To Nathaniel Carrel, 7s. 6d. ; 
To John Smyth upon the ballance of accounts, Hi. 9s. lid.; 
total, lOli. lis. lid. Creditor, Giles Core, 1 bush. Indian, 
3s.; Robert Goodale, 1 bush., 3s.; Sam. Belknap, 2s.; John 
Emery of Newbery, 2s. 8d. ; Joseph Boyce, a hyde, 9s. ; total, 
19s. 8d. Essex County Quarterly Court Files, vol. 12, leaf 32. 

There being a small farm left by Thomas James for the 
use of his children, and court having put in Jerimy Meacham 
as a tenant, the court Mar. 31, 1674, now dismisses said Mea- 
cham and appoints Samuell Verry and John Smith to take 
the farm and the rest of the estate, and improve it, for the 
children's use. The word tenant was mistaken. It should 
have been administrator. Ipswich Quarterly Court Records, 
vol. 5, page 240. 

Whereas the last Ipswich court granted an order for re- 
manding the estate of Thomas James, deceased, out of the 
hands of Jeremiah Meacham, former administrator, and now 
finding that they were falsely informed, said Meacham de- 
siring to be released, and understanding that the son of said 
James, deceased, and rightful heir is alive and will be of age 
within a year, it was ordered July 21, 1674, that the estate 
remain in said Meacham's hands, there being no one legally 
impowered to call him to account or give him a discharge. 
Salem Quarterly Court Eecords, vol. 5, leaf 79. 

Inventory of the estate of Thomas James, taken, Apr. 3, 
1667, by Nathaniel Felton and Michael (his M mark) Shaflin : 
a chayne, 6s. ; plowsheare & bolt, 6s. 6d. ; payre of boxes, 8s. 
6d. ; old payre of cast boxes, 4s. 6d. ; set of hoopes, 6s. 8d.; 
total. Hi. lOs. 2d. 

Petition of Jeremy Meacham of Salem: that about eight 
years since he was appointed administrator of the estate of 
said James, and had been to considerable expense to preserve 
it, and a complaint having been entered at the last Ipswich 
court, charging him with waste, which charges were proved 
false, he asked to be continued as administrator. Essex 
County Quarterly Court Files, vol. 22, leaf 26. 



48 THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

Estate of Edward Eastwick of Salem. 

Administration on the estate of Edward Eastwick, intes- 
tate, granted 26: 4: 1666, to Hester, the widow, who brought 
in an inventory amounting to 32li. 3d. She was to pay to her 
several children, 40s. each, at age or marriage, and if more 
debts appeared, such amount was to be deducted out of every 
one's share, etc. Salem Quarterly Court Records, vol. 4, 
page 164. 

Inventory taken June 22, 1666, by Edmund Batter and 
Francis (his ==mark) Nurce : One house & 1 Acre 1-4 of Land 
35li.; Cow & Calfe, 5li. 5s.; 1 Cubbard, 4 Join stoolls & table, 
Hi. 12s. ; 6 Chares & Stoole, 10s ; Iron Pott & 2 Iron Kittles, 
10s. ; 2 hauks, 2 spitts, 1 p. Andirons, 1 frying pan, 1 Iron 
skillitt, 1 p. of tongs, fire shovell & grid Iron, 2li.; Erthen 
ware & glaces, 12s.; pewter. Hi. 10s.; 1 great brass kittle 
& other brass, 3li.; Lumber, 13s.; Iron ware, 17s.; Lumber 
in ye chamber, 10s.; 3 p. of sheets, 3li. ; 6 Napkins, 12s., other 
Linen, 12s., Hi. 4s. ; 1 bed furnitture & chest, 4li. 10s. ; 1 bed 
& furnitture, 7li. ; 1 muskit, sword & bullitts. Hi. 10s.; 1 
Cradle & Filler, 10s. ; 1 Chest & Table, Hi. ; total, 70li. 3s. 
Debtor: to Mr. William Browne, 161i. lis. 5d.; Mr. Philip 
Cromwell, 13li. 10s.; Francis Nurce, 6li. Is. 4d. ; John Neale, 
21i.; total, 381i. 2s. 9d. Essex County Quarterly Court Files, 
vol 11, leaf 133. 

Estate of William Eayner of (Marblehead?). 

Administration on the estate of William Eayner granted 
26: 4: 1666, to Mr. Moses Maverick, and he was ordered to 
bring in an inventory and witnesses to prove the will, at the 
next Salem court. Salem Quarterly Court Records, vol. 4, 
page 163. 

Estate of William Trask, Sr. of Salem. 

"These psents testifie That I william Traske senior of Sa- 
lem hauing at this time my sense & memory Though weake 
in bodie do make this my last will & Testament this 15*^ of 
may 1666 Im]u-imis I giue unto Sarah my wife the north 
end of my dwelling house during the tearm of her life I doe 
allso apoint that shee shall haue some of the fruit of the or- 
chard for her owne use & a little spot for a garden if shee 
desires it during the time of her life Item I giue unto Sarah 
my wife sixteene pounds p annum to bee paided unto her 



THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 49 

yearelie for her maintenance during the time of her life, & 
allsoe I gine her a cow, which cow is to l)e sommerd & win- 
terd former, by the executors during the time of her life 
Item I giue unto my son william all the meadow that lyeth 
vpon the side of the riuer betweene the upper & the lower 
mills & allso the upper mill pond to william Item I giue 
unto my two daughters Sarah & Susan sixteene pounds a 
peeice Item I giue unto my daughter mary twentie six 
pounds & this to bee paid out of my estate by my executors 
in the space of three yeare & a halfe after my decease Item 
I giue unto my grandchildren 10^ a peice Item I doe apoint 
my two sons william & John to be executors of this my last 
will & testament giuing them all the rest of my estate to bee 
equalli deuided betweene them" 

William (his m mark) Traske senior. 

"Item as concerning my household stuff I apoint that none 
of it shall bee made away or disposed of so long as my wife 
Hues but she to haue the free use of it as formerly & after 
her decease I giue vnto my daughter mary the great brasse 
pan & to my son william my bed & bedding that I now lye 
upon & the rest to be devided as above said." 

William (his W mark) Traske senior. 

Witness: Joseph (his mark) Boice, John Hill. 

Proved in Salem court 28: 4: 1666 by the witnesses. Essex 
County Quarterly Court Files, vol. 11, leaf 134. 

Inventory of the estate of Capt. William Trask, taken June 
15, 1666, by Thomas Eobenes and John Hill: House, upland 
and meddo, 16011.; the mill, lOOli.; 5 Cowes, 22li. 10s.; 2 
steares, 2 years ould, 5li. ; 2 hefers, 2 years old, 41i. 10s.; 2 
year ould hefers, 31i. ; 4 Cauefes, 21i. 5s. ; 3 Ewes & 3 Lambes, 
2li. 10s.; 9 swine, 5li. 5s.; 1 mare & 2 Coultes, 6li. ; bras & 
puter, 5li. ; 3 Beades & furnituer, 301i. ; pootes & other iorn 
trade, 31i. ; other ioren tooles, 2li. ; 2 steares, 3 yeare old, lOli. ; 
wareinge Clothes, 5li. ; 2 Chestes & other Lumber, 3li. ; total, 
3641i. Essex County Quarterly Court Files, vol. 11, leaf 135. 

Estate of Frances La.wes of Salem.* 

"I ffrances Lawes, of Salem, being weake in body, but of 
pfect memoi7e (through the Lords mercye) doe make this 
my last will and Testament, this sixth daye of ISTovember 
Ann" Domij : 1665 : Imp'" my will is that my son in law John 

* See also Eocords aud Files of the Quarterly Courts of Essex 
County, Mass., vol. 4 (1914), p. 169. 



50 THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

Neale & my daughter Mary his wife, after my decease, shall 
haue & injoye to theire owne pper use & behoof e, the time of 
theire liues, Joyntly & seuerally, all my howseing & land that 
I shall dy jDossest of, or is of right belonging vnto mee, both 
upland & meddow, with ye Oarchard & all appurtenances, ly- 
ing within the bounds of Salem, aforesd, whoe shall keep the 
pmisses in good repaire, & soe leaue it at the time of their de- 
cease, to be disposed of as followeth. I giue vnto Jeremiah : son 
of my said sou in law John Neale, my pt of a ten Acre lott, 
lately bought in ptnership with my said son in law Neale, of 
francos Scerry, my pt being the one halfe, which my said 
Granchild shall injoy to him & his heires, after y^ decease of 
his s*^ Father & mother, John & Mary neale. I giue vnto Jolm- 
athan son of my son in law John Neale, my dwelling house 
which I now Hue in, with all ye outhouses belonging there- 
vnto, together with fine Acres of land Inclosed & adjoying to 
said houseing, be it more or less as alsoe all that my lott, 
bougbt formerly of M"" Bishop lying in the further end of y® 
north feild in Salem north ward, with a strip of land ad- 
joying bought of m"" tho : Bead & a little strip of marsh ad- 
joy ning, giuen me by the Town to haue & in Joy the afore 
mentioned p^'mises to him & his heires for euer, next after y^ 
decease of his said father & mother John & mary neale. I 
giue vnto Joseph son of my son in law Jo° Neale, two Acres 
of ground more or less, with the Barne standing there vpon, 
which is adjoying to y* aboue mentioned houseing & land, & 
is a part of that ground I Bought of m"" Edmond Batter, & 
was formerly Tho : Antrums deceased & is bounded on y^ north 
with the street & on the east with y® land of mine, formerly 
y^ land of Ei chard graues, on y^ south with y*' land of John 
& Jonathan Pickering & on the west with y® land latly of 
John Kitchin, to haue & to hold the same next after the de- 
cease of said John & mary neale, his said father & mother. 

"I giue & bequeath vnto my hue grand children, the chil- 
dren of my son John neale by mary his now wife: viz. Jere- 
miah, John, Jonathan, Joseph & Liddea: neale, fifty pounds 
sterling, betweene them, that is to say tenn pounds each of 
them to be paid vnto them or either of them, out of my estate, 
by my executors, when they shall accomplish the age of one 
& twenty years, seuerally. And my will is that yf any or either 
of them decease before they shall accomplish the age of one 
& twenty j-ears, that then his or theire portion shalbe divided 
equally betweene y"^ surviuers, and my will is that it be soe 
understood with respect to what I haue before bequeathed to 



THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 51 

any of them, yf they or either of them shall decease before 
tliey come to age as aforsd then there pt to be devided between 
those that shall surviiie & accomplish the age of twenty one 
yeares as aforesd, I giue vnto Mary my sd daughter my best 
feather bead, with all that belongs to it viz. bolster pillowes 
Couerings Blanketts sheets, with y*^ greene say Curtaines & 
vallens & all other appurtenances, to be to y'' sole & proper 
use & behoofe of my sd daughter & assignes foreuer. I giue 
to my grand child John neale aboue said, all my weaueing 
Tackling as Loonies, slease, harnes & what euer elce belongs 
there vnto, provided he make use of it him selfe, other wise 
to be to my daughters Maryes use & dispose, Alsoe my will is 
that in case my said son John & Mary neale shall in the time 
of theire lines, or either of them, sliall make any new Adition 
of Building to y*' howseing aboue said wherby the said how- 
sing is & shalbe bettered at the time of theire decease when 
theire son John shall com to injoy it, that then y® said John 
shall pay y® value there of vnto his Brother Joseph yf then 
surviueing. I Appoynt my son in law John Neale, & mary 
his wife (my daughter) to be executors, Joyntly & seuerally 
of this my last will & testament." 

ffrancis Lawes. 

Witness : Hillyard Veren, Bartholomew Gedney. 

"further my will is that, my Grandchild Jonathan aboue 
mentioned when he shall come to Injoy the housen & land 
aboue mentioned next after y^ decease of his said father & 
mother as abousaid : he shall pay or cause to be paid to his 
Brother Jeremiah & John or theire asignes the sum of thirty 
pounds sterling that is to say in one yeare after the said Jon- 
athan injoyes the said house & land : ten pounds to John : & 
in the second yeare after ten pounds to Jeremiah & the third 
5'eare the other ten pounds to John." 

Proved 28: 4: 1666 by the witnesses. 

Inventory taken June 28, 16GQ, by Edmund Batter and 
Bartho. Gedney : One howse & Lands, 6 or 7 ackers about the 
house with barn and other out buildings, 201i. ; 15 ackrs. of 
Land in ye North field, 151i.; 5 Cowes att 4li. 10s., 221i. 10s.; 
1 mare & 2 Colts, 81i. ; 1 Bed & furniture, 51i. 10s, ; 1 chest 
& 1 chare, 10s.; weareing apparell, 5li.; Lining, 61i. ; 1 fether 
bed, 21i. ; pewter & Iron potts, Kitells & brass, 21i. 10s.; 1 
Lume & tackle, 5li. ; total, 192li. 

Essex County Quarterly Court Files, vol. 11, leaf 136. 



62 the probate records of essex county. 
Estate of William Gutterson of Ipswich. 

Administration on the estate of Yv'illiani Gutterson, intes- 
tate,, granted Sept. 25, 1666, to Elizabeth Gntterson, his 
widow" There being an inventory presented amounting to 
561i., and there being'five children, court ordered that she have 
the estate for the bringing np of the children and to pay 
them 20s. each at age. Ipswich Quarterly Court Becords, vol. 
1, page 155. 

Inventory of the estate of William Gnttersonn, deceased 
July 12, 1666, taken by William Goodhue and Thomas Kim- 
ball : His tools and old Iron, 8li. 5s. ; 4 Cowes one 2 yeares old 
and a year old and calf, 20li. ; muskett and sword and what 
belongs too itt, Hi. 12s. ; his wearing apparel, 5li. ; books, 12s. ; 
a beed and Rougg, bolsters, 5li. ; a chest and 3 boxes, a bead 
line. Hi. 2s. ; sheets too payer, too pilouebers & napkins, 3li. ; 
Iron potts and a scilett & a frying pan. Hi. 13s. ; earthen and 
wooden ware and tin ware, 2li. ; lumber, hemp and flax, Hi. ; 
his shar of Ind. corn, 22 bush., 3li. 6s. ; his shar of Inglish on 
the ground. Hi. ; old Iron, 10s. ; a sowe and too shottes, Hi. 
10s.; total, 56li. 

Attested in court by Elizabeth Gutterson, the widow, be- 
fore Eobert Lord, cleric. Essex County Quarterly Court 
Files, vol 12, leaf 9. 

Estate of John Cheney, Sr. of Newbury. 

"I John Cheney senio"" of Neubery in the Countye of Essex 
in Kew England : being weake in body : but hauing parfect 
knoAvledg and vnderstanding doe ordaine and apoynt this 
pesent Act and writing be my last will and Testament as fol- 
loweth flirst I doe giue vnto my Son Daniel Cheney : my ISTow 
Dwelling jjhowsel! and Barne with all the Corne land pastur 
and Meddowes with al the profits and priveleges thearto be- 
longing : it being al in one Inclosure to it self e : it lying and 
being in the old Towne of Neubery, Also I doe giue the 
sayd Daniel my Carte and plough and harrow with all the 
rest of my husbandry tooles: save what I dispos of other-wdse 
Next : I doe giue vnto Martha Cheney my loving wife libertie 
of dwelling in the howse her life time and I doe Enioyne my 
Son Daniel afore sayd to maintaine her Comfortably with 
meat and drink linen and wollen and other nesesaries as her 
adg sshal reqwir during the time of her naturall life. But if 
the sayd Martha my wife shall Chuse rather to live elswhear : 



THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 53 

I doe give vnto the sayd ]\Iartlia Ten 1 1 pound i \ by the year to 
be paied out of my living in good Marchantable Wheat barley 
and Indian in eqwal proportions or the thirds of my land 
which she pleas also I doe give the sayd jVIartha my wife all 
her wearing apjiarel linnen and wollen also I doe leave vnto 
the sayd j\farthas disposing all my howshold goods save what 
I doe by will dispose of I doe also give vnto Martha my wife 
my Mare witli her furniture : Al the which premises I doe 
give vnto the sayd JMarth my wife 

"Xext vnto my Son John Cheney I doe give one 2 acker 
lott somtimes Anthony shorts lying Ijinj] the south field in 
Xeubery old towne. and a lott of salt marsh 3 Ackers mor or 
les: lying on the neck on the South side of Neubery River, 
also I doe give the sayd John a tract of land 2-i Ackers be it 
more or less lying in Saulsbury new towne bounds at the 
place Caled Gimeco next to Ilaverel l)ounds butting on Sals- 
1)ury river att one end : and the other end butting on haverel 
hie way. Also I doe give vnto my Son John: my wearing 
Apparel : namly one Coate one Cloke one Cloth suit : one 
searg suit : one lether suit two shirts two paiers of stokins and 
my shoes and my best Hatt. also my machlock Musket: and 
the shortest Croscutt sawe. also I doe give him one 3 year 
old haifer Caled brendle : onely I doe Eesarve the Crop on 
the lott Called Shorts lott to the vse of my executo"" And after 
the decease of Martha ||my wifjj I doe give vnto my Son 
John : Thirty pounde to be payed out of my living in the 
years next ensuing Ten pound a year the one halfe in good 
marchantable barley and Indian the other halfe in Cattel 
vnder eight year old : Also I doe give unto the sayd John 
after my wifes deceas the great brass kettel and one new 
peuter dish marked with I C : and one white bed Eugg Also 
I doe give vnto the sayd John : six boshels of Apples out of 
the Orchyard yearly for Seven year after my decease Next I 
doe give vnto my Son Peter Cheney as an Adicion to what he 
hath had : Ten pounds which he hath alredy in hand : and 
five pound mor within 3 year after my wifes decease out of 
my living Also I doe give \mto the sayd Peter six boshels of 
Aples out of the Orchyard yearly: for seven years after my 
decease Next I doe give vnto my Son Nathaniel Cheney my 
four Oxen with their yoaks and Chaine also I doe give vnto 
him Two Cowes with thier Calves the one Caled old Line: 
the other Called Pie and one thre year old hayfer with the 
Calfe and a yearling Colte also I doe give vnto the sayd 
Nathaniel one yearling hayfer Caled kurle also I doe give 



54 THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

vnto him his Armes Compleat. and one broad howe and one 
Axe and his Sithe and sickle Also I doe give vnto him one 
half headed bedsted with the bed and one bolster and one 
pillow and one paier of shetes and a Gotten yellow Eug : and 
I doe give vnto Nathaniel the great yron pott and and the 
lesser posnit: and After my wifes deceas I doe give vnto the 
sayd Xathaniel Twentye Pounds to be payed one halfe in 
Marchantable Corne halfe barley and the other halfe in wheat 
and Indian in eqwall proportions out of my living within 
two year after my wifes decease : also I doe give vnto Na- 
thaniel the best Chest and my Bible, and one peuter platter 
after my wifes deceas and I doe give vnto the Sayd Nathaniel 
six boshels of Aples : a year : for 7 year 

"Next I doe give vnto my daughter Ellizabeth thre Cowes 
one Called spark with her Calfe : the other is whitifaced. the 
third is Called Col : also I doe give her the two yearling hay- 
fers Also I doe give vnto Elizbeth abovesaid tiveten pounds 
out of my living: to be payed within two yeares after my de- 
cease the one halfe in marchantable Corne wheat barley and 
Indian in eqwall proportions the other halfe in Cattel vnder 
eight year old Next I doe give vnto Joseph Plomer five 
poundes : to be payed out of my living within two years after 
my wifes deceas Also I doe give vnto John Kenrick a Bill 
of four poundes whiche he owethe me. and I doe give him 
A Cow which he hath alredy in hand Also I doe give vnto 
Eichard Smith five poundes to be payd within two years after 
my wifes decease by my executo"" Also I doe give vnto Wil- 
liam Lawes thre daughters namly Eebeca: Mary: and Pri- 
cilla fforty shillings a piece : to be payed vnto them : and 
either of them as they Come to the age of eighten yeares : 
by my executo"" And as Concarning my Grandchild Abiel 
Sadler, his father deceasing befor he was borne I was by: 
the Ilonnord Hampton Coarte Intrusted to take Care of him 
as Gardian And the Honnored Coart Ordered him to have 
Ten poundes out of his ffathers estatt at the adge of one and 
twentye for pformance whearof I stand engaged: And I doe 
also ad vnto the same five poundes to be payed: the whol 
fivten pound vnto the sayd Abiel at the adge of one and 
twentie by my Executor Also I doe give vnto the sayde Abiel 
Sadler my lastes and Toles belonging to my Trade thear is 
also a great bosed bible and a peuter basen apertayning to 
him of his fathers which I enioyne my Executor to deliver to 
him when he Cometh to adge Lastly I doe give vnto my 
Grandchild Hanna Burkebe thre poundes to be payed when 



THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 55 

she Cometh to eighten years of age by my Executor And I 
doe Ordayne and appoynt my Son Daniel Cheney to be my 
Snail and Alone Executor to this my last will and Testament 
in witnes wheareof I have set to my hand and Scale : The 5*^ 
Day of the 4*^* Month: 1666.'' 

John Cheney senio"". 

Witness : Eiehard Dole, William Ilslie. 

Proved in Ipswich court Sept. 25, 1666 by the witnesses. 

Inventory taken Aug. 22, 1666 : one house & barne and 12 
acres of plowground & 40 Acres of marsh & medow with the 
orchard wth 20 acres of pasture, 3501i. ; 3 parsels of land more 
containing 30 acres of upland & marsh, 401i. ; 17 neat Catell, 
60li. ; one mare & Colt, lOli.; 8 swine, 5li. ; 12 acres of Corn 
upon the land & in the barne, 121i. ; the wearinge Clothes, 
121i. ; one bed & bolster & bilow a bedsted and Rugg & a payer 
of sheets & Curtains as it stand in the parlor, lOli. ; one trun- 
dlebed & bedsteed & Eugg, 2li. 10s. ; one chest & box. Hi. ; one 
Table in the parlore, 12s. ; one Chair, 4s. ; a parsell of yarne. 
Hi. 10s. ; a parsell of Books, Hi. ; 3 payer of sheets, 3li. ; 3 
Gotten Blankets, Hi. 10s. ; 5 pilow Cases, Hi. 10s. ; 3 napkins 
& 3 table Clothes, Hi.; in the little roome, one chest & 
boxe, 12s. ; small Cubord & smale table, 8s. ; two spining 
wheles, 8s.; working tooles, 42 lasts, 10s.; 9 aule hafts with 
13 aule blades, 4s.; two payer of pincers & 8 tackes & on 
punch & 3 knives & two dressers, two Eeising wedges, one 
holowing sticke, one stoping st[ick], one Cutting knife and 
paturns, 10s. ; one shoomakers hamer. Is. ; in the Chamber, 
one bed & bedstead & Eugg & pilow and bolster, one blankett, 
41i. ; a parsell of Cotton woole, 16s.; a parsell of Indian 
Corne in trase. Hi. ; in the parler Chamber, one bed & bolster 
& two pilows & one ruge & one payr of sheets & one bedsteed 
& one blankett, 4li. ; 20 cheeses, Hi. ; one peece of bakon, 10s. ; 
one great Brasse ketle, Hi. 10s. ; one litle Brasse ketle, 8s. ; 
two Bras skilits, 8s. ; one warming pane & a bras skimer, 8s. ; 
one brase Candlesticke, 2s.; 4 puter platers. Hi.; one bason, 
3s.; 3 porengers & one pint pott, 6s.; half a dosen spoones, 
2s.; two puter Chamber pots, 6s.; one great Iron pott, 16s.; 
one leser Iron pott, 14s. ; one Iron dripinge pane, 4s. ; one 
spite & one friinge pan, 6s. ; one payer of andirons, 5s. ; two 
tramels in the Chimny, 8s. ; one firepan & tongs, 3s. ; one 
payer of belows, 3s. ; one silver spoone, 5s. ; one table & form 
in ye kitchen, 4s.; one houer glass, Is.; 3 chayers & two 
Cuchins, 4s.; trayes & dishes & trenchers, 6s.; 4 pailes & a 
Churne, 10s. ; hogsheads & tubs & barels, Hi. 10s. ; one gune & 



66 THE PEOBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

sword & bandiliers, Hi. 10s.; one old muskett, 5s.; earthen 
ware, 4s.; two Croscut saws and one hansaw, Hi.; one payer 
of Cards, 2s.; two bags, -is. ; one rigned betle & 3 wedges & 
one axe, 10s.; two broad hows, -Is.; one Cart & wheles, 2li. 
IDs.; yoaks & Chain & plow & harrow, Hi.; one spade, one 
shovell, 8s.; one Cart rope & 3 prongs, 5s.; sithes & sickles, 
6s.; one Iron pestell, Is.; a smoothing iron & baskett, 2s,; 
one sadle & pilion & bridle, Hi. 6s. ; a parsell of flaxe, 10s. ; 
3 rakes, Is. ; one hide att the taners, 10s. ; depts at nnsertaine, 
lOli. ; total, 557li. 9s. 

Attested in Ipswich court 25: 7: 1GG6 by the executor. 

Essex County Prolate Files, Docket 5,277. 

Estate of Johx Brocklebank of Rowley. 

"I John Brocklelianke being weake of body but of prfect 
vnderstanding and memory doe make and ordaine This my 
last will and Testament Imprimis I will That after my 
funerall Rights p''formed my debts be paid I will also and 
give vnto John steuens my prentise out of my estat twenty 
shillings I will and giue vnto my maide seruant mary michill 
twenty shillings And as for the Rest of my estat I will and 
giue the one halfe of it vnto my well beloued wife Sara Brock- 
lebanke the one halfe of my Avholle estat The other halfe of 
it I will and giue vnto my two daughters Elizebeth and Sara 
to be equally deuided betwixt them and to haue it paid vnto 
them at the day of ther mariage or at the age of twenty one 
yeares and if it should please the lord to take away either of 
them by death before they ataine to marriage or the age of one 
and twenty yeares my will is the other shalbe heire to the 
deceased sisters portion; It I will that my welbeloued wife 
be the excequtorix of this my last will and Testament And I 
desire and apoint my very loueing and Tender father in law 
Harchelaus Woodman And my loueing Brother Samuel! 
Brocklebanke the ouerseers of this my last will and Testament 
In wittnes vnto this as my last will I set to my hand and sealle 
this 30 of Nouember 1665." 

John Brocklebanke. 
Witness : James Barker, Samuel Brocklebanke, 
Proved in Ipswich court Sept, 25, 1666 by the witnesses. 

Inventory taken by James Barker and Leonard Harriman : 
in bookes, lli. 5s. ; in Apparrell, The best suite, 2li. ; a paire 
of searge briches and jacket, lli. 5s.; on ould cloth coat, 13s. 
4d. ; one ould searg coat, Gs, 8d. ; one wasecoat, 6s. ; other 



THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 57 

ould clothes, 5s. ; Boote whose topes, 3s. ; stockins, 6s. ; shirts, 
8s.; hatts, 15s.; one paire of shoos, 2s. 6d. ; Table Imen, IGs. ; 
pillow beares, 3s. ; five sheets, Hi. 5s. ; the best bed with the 
furniture belonging unto it, 7li. ; one Trundlebed and the 
beding on it with some other ould beding, 3li. ; one Table and 
Chaires, Hi. 5s.; one Eaiper and the belt, 16s.; one halbert, 
5s.; Trunke and Boxes & hat case, 10s.; woollen cloath, 18s.; 
cushins, 6s. ; Iron vessell and Brase vesell, 12s. ; puter, tinn 
and spoones, Hi. 15s. ; Trenchers and earthen vessell, 5s. ; 
milke vessell and beare vessel and other wooden ware, Hi. ; 
wheeles and cards, 7s.; Tongs, tramells, greadiron, bellows 
and pot hookes, smoothing iron and such other small things, 
8s. ; one gun, 6s. ; hempe and flax, Hi. ; feathers, -is. ; corne 
and meall and malt, 31i. ; Corne tubs, meall tu1)s, sives, 8s. ; 
two skines, is. ; cooper Toolles, Hi. ; in provision, 5s. ; cart 
tackleing, plowes, yoakes and cheane, slead and ould sadle, 
41i. 7s. ; sithe and sickles, axes, hows, forke, 10s. ; staves and 
Truse hoopes, 10s. ; the house, orchard and land at home, 551i. ; 
land at pollypod lots, 6li. ; commonages or gates 5, 5li. ; 5 
acres of land on long hill, 5li, ; one halfe of the salt marsh at 
Mr. Nelsons Hand that was laid to Sam. Brocklebanke, 81i. ; 
salt marsh in jSTewbery necke, lOli. ; land and meadow at pen, 
soli.; come on the ground, 5li. 10s.; one horse, 51i. ; 5 cowes, 
one 2 year ould heifer, on yeareing calfe, one calfe nere, 221i. ; 
3 swine and 3 piges, 21i. ; total, 2431i. 8s. 6d. Debts due from 
the estate upon bill to the Doctors and other waves, 401i. 

Attested in Ipswich court Sept. 25, by Sarah Brocklebanke, 
widow of John and executrix. 

Essex County Prolate Files, Docket 3,383. 

Guardianship of William Adams of Ipswich. 

William Addams made choice of his uncle, John Adams as 
his guardian, Sept. 25, 1666. Ipswich Quarterly Court Eec- 
ords, vol. 1, page 156. 

Estate of John Fuller of Ipswich. 

"In the name of God Amen I John Fuller being weake in 
body, but of sound and perfect memory, in case of death, doe 
thus dispose of the Estate which God hath given mee First I 
give unto my son John twenty ])ound, to be payd in two years 
paie after the decease of my wife. To my sonne AVilliam I 
give five shillings when he is of age : and in case that lie shall 
relinquish his interest, and right in the land wliich I have of 



58 THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

his in possesion, my will is that he shall have thirty pound 
payd him, when he comes of age, otherwise my will is yt he 
shall have hut five shillings; To whom, and to his brother 
John I bequeath no more, because their uncle hath under- 
taken to give y"' sufficient portions. To my daughter Susanna, 
and Elizabeth, I give ten shillings a peice at the day of their 
marryage, or Avhen they are twenty years of age; to whom 
also I give no more, because their Grandfather hath lately 
given them portions. I make 1 1 my wife and 1 1 my son James 
Executours of this my last will and Testament, But in case 
my wife should marry, my will is that James shall have the 
disposing of my whole estate, house. Lands, meadows, stocks, 
moveables, and debts, untill his other brothers come of age, 
when he shall pay them their portions \ jas after follows] | my 
will also is. That James shall pay unto his motlier seven 
pound a yeare, during the time of her naturall life or els 
suffer her to enjoy her thirds jj which she pleases] | according 
to the knowne order of the generall Court: Item I give unto 
my wife my best bed, & bedsted w**" the furniture thereunto 
belonging, for her use so long as she liveth, and then to leave 
it to the disposing of the Executor surviving, my will also is 
that my whole estate shall be exactly prized within one moneth 
after my death, and to be divided into seven equall parts, and 
so much as the seventh part amounts unto, shall be payd by 
my sayd executor's Ijor executor || to each of my children, not 
already mentioned, viz. to Thomas, ISTathanael, Joseph, Sarah 
& yt w^*^ is to be borne. After they come to age 1 1 or within 
four yeares after at four payments; j And my son James to 
enjoy the remaynder to himselfe, and his heyres for ever. In 
case [faded] of my children shall dy before they come of age 
my will is, yt jj their portion |j shall fall to James: my intent 
also is the same, if my wife should now be w*** child, that is 
already mentioned concerning the four last named children; 
viz. That, that child if it live to be of age, shall have an 
equall portion w*** ye sayd forementioned children I desire 
that ye Ilonr'ed mr Symonds and Major Denison, would be 
y^ overseers of this my last will and Testament : In witnes that 
this is my last Avill, I have hereunto set my hand." 

Jolm ffuller. 

Witness : William Hubbard, Junior, John Leigh. 

"Further it was then also added; that if any estate were 
recovered in England, that it should be equally divided, to 
ye foure mentioned line 25*^ w*'^ yt to be borne as aforesayd, 
Eeserving to James only a double portion." 



THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 59 

Witness to the will and the clause added: William Hub- 
hard and Simon (his N mark) Thomson. 

Proved in Ipswich court, Sept. 25, 1666 by William Hub- 
bard and Symon Tompson. 

Inventory of estate of John Fuller lately deceased June 29, 
1CG6 taken by John Dane and Simon (his n mark) Thomson: 
the house, land, barnes and pasters at the home stall, 150li. ; 
2 lots at plum iland, a 3 acker and a 4 acker Lot, lOli. ; six 
ackers of meaddow at the west meaddow more or les, 201i. ; a 
lot Joyning to goodman fellows of 12 ackers, 50li. ; his clothes, 
hats, bootes, 4li. 10s. ; the bullockes, on pare, 121i. ; thre Cowes, 
121i.; two steres, 71i. ; 2 yerlings, 41i. ; thre Cowes, Hi. 10s.; 
two mares and 2 horses, 24li. ; seaven shepe and four Lambes, 
4li. 10s. ; a yerling Coult and a this yers coult, 41i. ; his coult- 
ers, shares, chaines, tolles, 5li.; the saw, his croscut saw, Hi. 
10s.; his houster, pistells and saddle and bridell, 2li. 10s.; 
hir shelf of peuter, Hi. 10s.; on muscet. Hi. 5s.; on fouling 
pese, Hi. ; noyn duson of trenshars, 9s. ; 2 iorn pots, a l)ell 
bras pot and 3 skillets and tramell, 3li. ; bed, beding, cur- 
tains, valens, on Rug and a blanket, bouster, 2 pillows, 91i. ; 
thre pare of shetes, pillowbers and napkins, 4li. 10s. ; an ould 
cittell and a spit, 5s.; diping pan, andimes, warming pan 
and Lantorn and tonges, lli. 5s.; wodden Chares, Hi. 10s.; 
morteer and lokinglas, 8s. ; a pint pot and a quart pot, 5s. ; 
a tabell and 2 Joyne stolles, lli. 10s.; 3 glases, 3s.; a box and 
four chestes, lli. 10s.; a trundlbed with all the apurtenansis 
thare too, 31i. Is. ; a cradle, a crempot, a celler, a bottell, 10s. ; 
bookes, 10s. ; Indin Corne, 3 bushilles, 9s. ; a corded bed and 
a cufiring and 3 blankets, a boulster, 41i. 10s.; woll, Hi.; on 
hoggshed with other tubs and barrells, lli. ; a trundlbed, 2 
Chares and a box. Hi.; Trenshures unfinished, 10s.; timber 
work, 51i. ; grinston, 8s. ; Carts and wheles, 21i. ; wollin wheel 
and 4 trays and 2 sites, 10s. ; sithes and that belong to them, 
10s.; a cow hide, 10s.; yarne Eedie for a pese, 4s.; total, 
34411. 5s. 

Attested in Ipswich court, Sept. 25, 1666 by Elizabeth 
Fuller, the executrix. 

Inventory of the estate of John Fullar taken the last day 
of December, 1672, being after the maiTiage of the wido 
Fullar to her seckond husband, by IJzal Wardall and Esies 
Wood: fouer aid aggrs, an ads and a hachit, 12s.; two old 
axe, nales and som old harow teth an other old iron, 9s. ; a 
Cross Cut saw, 10s.; fouer old weges and a pare of betel rings, 
6s.; two old pottags pots one of them old an broken, 12s.; a 



60 THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

paire of tongs, pot hangers and pot hooks, 6s. ; an old dripin 
pan and a pare of old andirons, 10s.; an old brace niorter an 
pesil an a old scelit, -Is. 6d. ; six old worne puter platers an 
Candilsticke, lis.; a tinn tonill and six old spons, 2s.; a 

great Chare and som other old chares, a jont stol, ; one 

poudring tube, a bear barill, Churn, mashing tub, pale and 
fouer other tubs old and worn, 13s.; three trondle bedsteds, 
one standing bedsted old, 16s. ; two old Chists and two boxes, 
lis.; beding, the beding on his bedsted is a fetther bede, 
fetther bolster, two fetther pillows, a roog, two blankits and a 
matt, 61i. 5s. ; sett of Curtens and valants an iron rods to the 
same bed, Hi. 10s.; a small fetther bed, a fetther bolster, a 
bolster fild with cat tails, a roog an two blankits old and worn, 
41i. ; an old worn bed and bolster, 5s. ; two old spining whells 
with spindls, 6s. ; a Chane, ring an staple for a yok, boxes for 
a pare of cart whels and two setts of hoops for Cart whels, an 
old share an^ Colter, Hi. 10s. ; a pare of boloks. Cow and a 
Calf, 13li. ; a mare, 4li. ; two sives, two puter drink pots and 
a mel bag, 6s. ; the barill of an old goone, a pare of pistils an 
holsters, Hi. ; a parsill of poltry, 5s. ; a dweling bowse, a 
small out hows with the appel trees, the hows being much out 
of repare, 45li. ; a bam being much out of repare, 15li. ; the 
land upon hart break hill belonging to the dwelling hows 
Containing about twenty akres at 4 score pound; a parcill of 
land lying by old goodman fallows Land containing twelf or 
f ortin akers, 401i. ; six akers of medow liing at the west medo, 
12li. ; a fouer aker an a half Lott at Plom iland, 6li. ; total, 
22711. 17s. 5d. 

There was also about 8 or 9li, delivered by my mother to 
William Storey as a portion with his wife. 

This is a true inventory of the estate my mother left when 
she marryed Thomas Perrin, which I took into my hands. 

James (his X mark) Fuller. 

Attested by James Fuller, Jan. 29, 1672, before Daniel 
Denison. 

Inventory allowed in the Ipswich court Mar. 25, 1673. The 
houses and land to stand bound for the performance of the 
7li. a year to his mother during her life and the payment of 
the children's portions according to the will. 

Essex County Prolate Files, Docket 10,382. 

Estate op Richard Goodell of Salisbury. 

"The Last will and testament of Eichard goodell of the 
towne of salsbere in the County of norfolke of masechusets in 



THE PllOBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 61 

new england I Eichard goodell being weake in body but of 
perfit memory Calling to mind the unsertainety of this Transe- 
tory life and that all flesh must yield unto death when it 
shall please god I doe therefore make Constitute and ordeaine 
this my Last will and testament in nianer and forme as fol- 
loweth reuoking and nulling all other wills ether by word or 
writing heretofore by me made and this is to be taken only 
for my Last will and Testament and none other first. I 
Comit my soule unto allmighty god and my body to deasent 
buriall. I do will therefore tliat all my debts shall be truly 
paid and after that I doe giu and bequeath the one halfe of 
my estate unto my sonn Richard goodell of the Towne of 
boston, and the other half of my estate unto my daughter 
Ann wife to william Allin of the towne of salsbury. 1 doe 
will therefor that all my goods housings Lands orchards pas- 
tures meadoe ether marsh or upland and all my other Land 
both plow Land or any other Land and all my Catell with the 
rest of my goods that thay be eaqually deuided betwixt my 
sonn Richard goodel and my daughter Allin. to them and 
there heires forever, only I do except on cow primros which 
I giu and bequeath vnto my granddaughter hubburd and my 
will is that after my decease that Cornelus Coner who was 
formerly my seruant shall haue all my wearing aparell both 
Lining and woolling: I do apoint my sonn Richard goodell 
my full and whole exceketory of this my Last will and Testa- 
ment & I do desire my Loving bretherin edward frencli and 
Phillip Challis. and Richard wels to ouerse the equall deuiding 
of this estate unto my sonn and daughter: and that thay 
haue ten shilling apeece for it. I Richard goodell to owne 
this for my Last wil and Testament, witnis my hand and 
seall This seventh day of June Anodomene 1660." 

Richard (his T mark) goodell. 

Witness: John Wheelwright,. Joseph Stower. 

Proved to be the last will of Richard Goodale, Sr., at the 
Hampton court 9: 8m: 1666 by Lt. Phillip Challis and 
Joseph Stowers. 

"By the es[t]at to be devid spesifyed in this will, it is 
declared exprest & by the sd Richard goodmall the testator 
explained to be intended by him to be that and so much of 
his Estat as shalbe Left when his debts ar payd and his fu- 
neral dischargd and this he desired us to take notis of to 
pvent anny question that might arise about the explanasion of 
it." 

Sept. 8, 1666. Robert Pike, Henry Browne. 



62 THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

Inventory taken Oct. 4, 1666 by Philip Chalic, Edward 
French and Eichard Wells : the hoiislot and housing, the lott 
2 ackrs and the orchard and swamp and the privilig of com- 
ans, 601i. ; the English pastur between henry brownes and 
John Elslys, 501i. ; his 4 acker planting Lott yt was Mr. 
Hodges, 41i. ; a 4 acker planting Lott that hath som brok, 61i. ; 
2 ackers brok up Land by Henry Wheelers, 7li. ; his upland 
beyond the mill, 70 ackers, alredy layd out and that which is 
not yet Layd out upon that grant, lOli. ; 12 ackers of meddow, 
60li.; the pertiklers Left in Joseph Lankester hand exprest 
in a scednl anext to ye Lese, 61i. ; som other housold goods 
Left in the house to be delivered back againe with the sd 
house exprest in a receipt of the sd Lankesters as table bord, 
bedsted &c., 31i. ; 5 cows, 3 calves, four swine, 281i. ; an 
eighth part of a barq, 2011. ; som sheettes and other Linin in 
the chest, 2li. ; withe chest also forty shilling ; his wearing 
aparell viz : on clok & on great Coate, on cloth Jaket, 2 pr. of 
breeches, 2 pr of Lining, on hatt, 2 pr. of shoowse, 3 pr of 
stokens, 4li. ; a grindlstone and lone winch & musterd quarn, 
8s.; debts du to the estate: from thomas barnerd, 15s.; for 
hir of the barq, uncertain; from the tenant for rent. Mor 
remaine att the house : a chest of tooles, chest and all, 21i. 15s. ; 
a wearing coate of goodwif goodals, 10s. Debts du from the 
estate : to willi. Allen for dyet and attendanc from the 3d of 
may to the 16 of sept, at 10s. pr week; charg about the fu- 
neral, 3li. 4s. 3d. ; upon the former accpt, Hi. 4s. 9d. 

Attested by W^m. Allin. 

The power of attorney granted to Capt. Eobert Pike of 
Salisbury, by Eichard Goodall of Boston, Mass., mariner, to 
care for the estate of his father, Eichard Goodall, late of 
Salisbury. 

Signed and sealed Sept. 20, 1666. 

Witness: Theoder Atkinson, William Pearse, Sr, 

Attested by Capt. Eich. Waldern to be the act of Eic. 
Goodale. 

Essex County Probate Files, Docket 11,135. 

Eichard Goodale of Boston, mariner, and William (his A 
mark) Allin of Salisbury, carpenter, divide estate of their 
father Eichard Goodale of Salisbury, deceased, according to 
his will, given to said son Eichard Goodale and daughter Ann, 
wife of said William Allen, and Edward ffrench, Phillip 
Challis and Eichard Wells, brethren of the deceased, were 
desired in the will to oversee the division. Eichard Goodale 



THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 63 

to have the land adjoining the house and land of Henry Brown 
and land of John Ilseley, Henry Wheelar and William Allin, 
also marsh lying in Bareberie meadow and meadow near the 
beach bars. Anne Goodale wife of William Allen to have the 
higledee pigledee marsh, part of the great meadow, the up- 
land bej'ond the mill, part of Mr. Hall's farm and two cows. 
Dated Dec. 4, 1666. 

Witness: Richard Wells, Edward ffrench. 

Acknowledged Dec. 5, 1666, before Eobert Pike, commis- 
sioner, Norfolk County Court Records^ vol. 2, 'page 74. 

Estate of Thomas Wells of Ipswich, 

"Know all men by these presents, that I Thomas Wells of 
Ipswich in the County of Essex, being weake of body, yet 
of perfect memorye blessed be god, doe make this my last will 
& testament, in manner followeinge, viz. : I comend my soule 
into the hands of my Blessed Redeemer, in hope of a Joyefull 
resurrection, vnto Eternall life, att the last daye; and my 
body to be decently buried. Item. I giue and bequeath vnto 
Abigaile my wife, eight pounds, yearely to be paide vnto her, 
out of my lands where now I dwell, dureinge her life, in 
lewe of her Dowrye ; and this is to be paide yearely, in wheate, 
malte, porke, & Indian corne, in equall proportion, and to be 
good & marchenta,ble, and paide att y*^ current marchentable 
price, as such is then paide at here in Ipswich : Alsoe I giue 
vnto her to haue one of the best roumes in my house, viz: 
eyther the Hall, or the Parloure (att her choyce,) and to 
enjoye the same dureing her widdowhoode. And to haue free 
liberty, to bake, brewe, & washe, &c., in the kitchen, & free 
liberty to laye her corne, meale, & malte, &c., in the Hall 
chamber, and free vse of garden gi'ounde, where she liketh 
best, & to haue it well fenced in, and to haue lande duely 
tilled &c to sowe flaxe seed on, and that yearely as she shall 
see cause ; & f reedome in both the sellars, as she needeth, and 
shall haue suffitiencye, of firewood provided & seasonably 
lay'd in, & that yearely att the cost of my executor, & free 
libty to keepe thre, or fower henns, & a pigg or hogg in the 
grounde & yards, and shall haue the sixte parte of the fruite, 
that shall yearely growe in the orcharde, & shall haue the 
free vse & libty of all these dureinge her widdowehoode. Ite. 
I giue vnto my saide wife the olde baye mare (she uses to 
ride on) and the bridle, pillion seate, and pannell, and two 
cowes, (att her choyce) and to haue the keeping of a horse 
or mare and of two cowes for her vse, both summer and win- 



64 THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

ter, & good house roume for them in winters, & these to be 
well kept, att the cost of my executor, dureing her widdowe- 
hoode. Also, I giiie vnto her the bible she uses, & the booke 
called the Soule's preperation for christ, & that of Perkins 
upon the Creede, and the bedsteed we lye on, & the bedinge, 
curtans, & vallans, therevnto l^elongeing, (excepting the 
blewe rugg) and to haue the l3est greene rugge in lewe thereof 
And I giue vnto her the | |best chest and the] | inlayd boxe w*'^ 
T : Vi : vpon the lidd ; and to haue one halfe of the lynen & 
lynen clothe, & the thirds of the wollan clothe that is in the 
house, or in yarne or clothe at the weavers, and the thirds of 
the woole in the house, at my disease, and one halfe of the 
putter that was her owne fathers, and the putter pinte pott 
(or tanker), and a brass, or iron pott (att her choyce) sane 
onely the great Iron pott and I giue vnto her the iron skellet, 
& foure of the best spounes, & a good porrenger, & a couple of 
sauscers (att her choyce) and the best lowe chaire, & her 
litle chaire, & a good Cushen, & one of the greate wheeles, & 
a litle spinninge wheele, and the warmeing pan, as legacies. 
Ite. my will is that my saide wife, shall haue the free vse of 
any kettle (of mine now in the house) or milke vessells, &c., 
she needeth, & of anye other smale things in the house (that's 
mine) as though they were her owne, and that w*''out con- 
troule, & to haue freedome att the well for watter, and libty 
for her cloths, or anye thinge els to be spreade, &c., where 
she pleaseth, and these dureing her widdowhoode Ite. Where- 
as John Wells, (my second son) hath receiued of mee, a deed 
of gifte, of all the lands I had att the Towne of Wells, in the 
province of Maine, beinge the quantity of three hundred & 
fifty acres (more or less) arrable, meadowe, & ])asture, to- 
geather w*'^ two cowes, and ten pounds, fifteene shillings, y* 
I haue paide (att his request) vnto Stephen Kent of Haver- 
rill in cattle, vpon a bill due from ffrancis Littlefielde, Sen'', 
(his father in law) w*^ severall other things, all w'^^' he hath 
receiued of mee, in lewe of his portion, & accordingly my will 
is, that the same shall soe stande. 

"Ite. I giue vnto my son John Wells, ten pounds, to be 
paide vnto him, or to his assignes, w^^in three yeares next 
after my decease, five pounds thereof in cattle neate, & in 
good condition, & the other five pounds, in wheate, malte, & 
Indian corne, in equall proportion, & all good & m^'chantable, 
& att the currante marchantable price, as it then goes here 
in Ipswich, & to be deliuM att my now dwellinge house pro- 
vided that my son John Wells be then liueinge. And I giue 



THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 65 

vnto him my cloke, & one of the greate putter candlesticks 
w*** the topp thereof, & two great sauscers and two little 
sauscers more. And I giue vnto Sarah Wells, his wife, (my 
Daughter in lawe) one five shillings peece of gould, as leg- 
acies. Ite. whereas my two Eldest Daughters, viz : Sarah 
Massie of Salem, and Abigaile Tredwell of this Towne, hath 
each of them had thirty pounds in lewe of theire portions, my 
will is that the said Sarah Massie, or her assignes, shall haue a 
good cowe, or to the value of foure pounds ten shillings, in 
other cattle neate, & in good condition, (bulls onely excepted) 
& not to exceede eight yeares of age, & to haue the same de- 
liuered here, where now I dwell, w*'*in one yeare, & a halfe, 
next after my decease, and also, to haue the benifitt of the 
grase of a litle parcell of salte marshe grounde, adjoyneing, to 
the north : west end of M"". Wades, neare vnto hogge Hand, 
and my Daughter Sarah to enjoye the vse of this, vntill the 
decease of my Bro : Massie, her father in lawe, & then to re- 
turne vnto jny executor. Alsoe I giue vnto Abigaile Tred- 
well my Daughter, my sixe acre lott of salte marsh, &c., that 
lyes in Plum Ilande, to her, & her heires of male, or a good 
cowe, to be deliuered vnto her in good condition w^'^in one 
yeare, & a halfe, next after my decease. Ite. I giue and be- 
queath vnto Thomas Wells my youngest son, two hundred 
and fifty pounds sterl. in lewe of his portion, to be paide 
vnto him, his heires or assignes, out of my houssen, and lands 
where now I dwell, w***in seauen yeares, foure months, & 
nine ; or ten dayes, next after the saide Thomas Wells my son, 
doe come to the full age of one & twenty yeares, viz : one hun- 
dred pounds, to be paide at, or before, the twenteth or one and 
twenteth day, of the third month, commonly called may, 
next come twelue months, after that the saide Thomas Wells 
my son, doe come to the age of one & twenteth yeares. (whose 
birth day was vpon the eleventh day of the eleventh mo: 
Anno Dom: one thousand sixe hundred forty sixe) Fortye 
pounds thereof to be paid in cattle neate, & in good condi- 
tion, (bulls onely excepted,) and in horss kinde, viz, in geld- 
ings, & the horss kinde not to exceede, the simie of eight 
pounds, and for age, not to exceede, aboue sixe yeares olde. 
And allwayes provided that the leane cattle, & the horss kinde 
be paide, & deliuered in the third m<*. called may. And thirty- 
sixe pounds thereof, to be paide in wheate, and barly malte, 
in equall proportion, and all to be good & marchantable, both 
sweete, drye, & well dressed. And twenty foure pounds there- 
of to be paide in Indian corne, pease, porke and sheepe, & 



QQ THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

all to be good & marchantable, as aforesaid, the Indian corne, 
not to exceede the sume of twelue pounds, nor the sheepe not 
to exceede y*^ sume of foure pounds : And the other hundred 
pounds, to be duely and faithfully paide vnto the saide Thom- 
as Wells, my youngest son, his heires or assignes, w^'^in three 
yeares, next after, the time, & daye, or dayes of payem^ of the 
foremer hundred pounds, & all to be payeable, & well and 
faithfully paide vnto the said Thomas Wells my son, his 
heires, or assignes, aceordeinge vnto the forem*" hundred 
pounds, both for Kinde, quallity & quantity. And the re- 
maineinge fifty pounds, to be duely, & faithfully paide, vnto 
the saide Thomas Wells my youngest son, his heires, or as- 
signes, w^'^in (the premenconed) seaven yeares, foure month's 
& nine, or ten dayes, next after, that the saide Thomas, my 
son, doe come to the age of one and twenty yeares: twenty 
pounds thereof, to be paide in wheate, and barly malte, both 
good & m^'chantable, being sweete, drye & well dressed, & in 
equall proportion. And fifteene pounds thereof, to be paide 
in cattle neate, & in good condition, (bulls & bull saggs onely 
excepted) And fifteene pounds thereof, to be paide in Indian 
corne, porke, & pease, & all to be good & m^'chantable, the In- 
dian corne, not to exceede the sume of seaven jDounds ten 
shillings; and all the cattle, liorss kinde & sheepe to be duely 
paide, & did. att my now dwellinge house, here in Ipswich, & 
all the rest, to be likewise delivered here, att my house, where 
now I dwell, or att anye other house, malte-kilne & wharfe, in 
Ipswich where the saide Thomas, the son, or his assignes shall 
appointe the same. 

"Ite. My vrill is, that if my executor (whom I shall name 
& appointe) doe not duely, & faithfully paye & dischardge, 
this two hundred, & fifty pounds as before mentioned, ac- 
eordeinge to my true intente, (as before expressed) eyther in 
whole, or in parte. Then, the saide Thomas Wells, my 
youngest son, his executors, or assignes, shall enter upon and 
take possesion of the houssen, and lands, where now I dwell, 
both of arrable, meadowe and pasture, & quietly, to possese, 
& enjoye the same, vntill the whole be dischardged, anye 
thinge herein contained to the contrarye notw^^standinge. 
Ite. my will is, that if the saide Thomas, my youngest son, 
shall dye & cease this life, before he come to the full age of 
one & twenty yeares, then the executor, of this my last will, 
shall paye vnto the rest of my children, the full sume of one 
hundred, and forty pounds, viz. vnto John Wells, or |jtoj| 
his surviueers, the full sume of forty pounds, & the other hun- 
dred pounds, to be equally proportioned, & devided amongst 



THE PROBATE KECOEDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 67 

my owne five Daughters, or to theire surviuers, viz : to 
Sarah massie of Salem, to Abigaile Tredwell of this Towne, 
to Elezabeth Wells, Hanah Wells, & Lydia Wells my Daugh- 
ters, each and euerye of them, to haue twenty pounds apeece, 
& all to be paide vnto them, out of my houssen, & lands, where 
now I dwell and that noe horss kinde be paide in anye parte 
thereof; The forty pounds to my son John Wells, & the 
twenty pounds apeece to Sarah Massie, and to Abigaile Tred- 
well, & Elezabeth Wells (my three Elder Daughters) to be 
paid vnto them, accordeingly, as is engaged vnto theire Bro. 
Thomas Wells, both for kinde, quallity, (excepte, before 
excepted) nor shall the cattle neate, & in sheepe, exceede halfe, 
in anye one perticular proportion, in this hundred, & forty 
pounds, & all to be paide vnto them, as aforesde, att, or be- 
fore, the twenteth, or one & twenteth day, of the thirde m'*, 
called may w*^^' shall be in the yeare of o"" Lord, one thou- 
sande sixe hundred, sixty eight: And the other twenty 
pounds apeece to Hanah Wells, & Lydia Wells, my owne 
Daughters, shall be paid vnto each of them, or to theire 
assignes, in wheate, barly-malte, porke, pease, & Indian 
come, the Indian corne, in each twenty pounds, not to ex- 
ceed the sume of foure pounds ten shillings, & all to be good 
& m'^chantable, & att the currant m''cliantable price, as such 
is then paid att here in Ipswich, and these twenty pounds 
apeece, to my youngest Daughters, to be duely paide att or 
before eight & twenteth day of march. Anno Dom one thou- 
sand sixe hundred, & seaveut}', & all to be deliv'"d here att my 
nowe dwellinge house, or att any other house, or wharfe, in 
Ipswich, where the sd Hanah, & Lydia, or theire assignes, 
shall appointe the same. Ite my will is that Thomas Wells, 
my youngest son, shall quietly possese, & enjoye, for his vse, 
the parloure chamber of this house where now I dwell, & 
haue free libty for fire woode, vntill he marrye. And that he 
shall haue, his dyate, & washinge, whiles he keeps here, att 
the cost of my Executo"". vntill he come to the age of two and 
twenty yeares, foure months, & ten dayes 

"I giue vnto my son Thomas Wells, all the bookes, that I 
bought for his vse, and my three phisicke bookes & the booke 
called the orthodox evangelist, the great sermon booke, & 
Hyelings Geogripha and the litle chist, & table (he made) 
that stands in the Hall chamber, & my white boxe, and the 
chist planks, to make him a chist on, and the litle iron can- 
dlestick my white rule, my read pensheare, & my pen knife 
and my sworde & scabitt, and my fire locke musket, w*"* a 



68 THE PKOBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

square barrell; & the moulds, worme, & skourer, &c. Al- 
soe I giue vnto him, the litle bede steed y* is in the Hall 
chamber and the little featherbed, thereto belonging, 
& a paire of good sheetes, & the reade blanket, and the blew 
rugg, & a good pillow, & pillowbeare. Also I giue vnto my 
son Thomas my silver Boule, and one two & twenty shillings 
peece of gould. And I giue vnto him, all my right, and In- 
terrest, of the bonde, that is due vnto me, from goodman 
John Andrews of this Towne, carpenter, (save onely sixe 
pounds ten shillings thereof, to my son Nath. Wells, & w'"'' 
makes the rest that he hath allready had thereof twenty 
pounds, and this I giue vnto my son Thomas, toward his 
chardges, of his goeinge to the Colledge, & for bookes and 
apparrell, &c. or to putt him to m"" Allcocke, or the like ; and 
I giue, the new pictures, viz. of the Kinge and Queene & of 
the five senccees, these I giue vnto him as legacies, as alsoe 
my stuffe clothes, & a paire of my best stockings. Ite I giue 
vnto, Elezabeth Wells, Hanah Wells, and Lydia Wells, my 
younger Daughters, each, & every of them, thirty five pounds, 
a peece, to be paide vnto them, in lewe of theire portions, w*''in 
one yeare next after they marrye, or when they come to the 
age of one & twenty yeares, twenty pounds thereof, to be 
paide in cattle neate, & in good condition, (bulls onely ex- 
cepted) and in sheepe in good condition. And the remaine- 
inge fif teene pounds, in each & every porcon to be paide ! j in j | 
wheate, barly malte, porke, & Indian corne, these in equall 
proportion, and all to be good & m'"chantal)le and to be paid 
att the currant ni'"chantable price, as such is then paide att 
in Ipswich aforesd and to be deliv'^d att my now dwelling 
house, saue onely the corne & malte to be delivered here, or 
att any other house, malte kilne, or wharfe, where my 
Daughters or anye of them or theire assi. shall appointe the 
same. Also, my will is, that every of these my Daughters, 
shall haue, each of them a bible, & every of them a good chist, 
& to haue these delivered vnto each of them, w"'in one yeare 
next after my decease. Ite. I giue & bequeath vnto Sarah 
Massye, of Salem, and to Abigaile Tredwell of this Towne, 
& to Elezabeth Wells, and Lydia Wells, my owne Daughters, 
each & every of them, two halfe Crowne peecces of English 
money, to be delivered vnto them, w"*in one month next 
after my decease, and I giue vnto Hanah Wells my Daughter, 
one ten shillings peece of goulde to be delivered vnto her, 
w^'^in one m°: next after my decease; all w*^** money, and the 
silver boule, that is giuen vnto my son Thomas, and to his 



THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COCTNTY. 69 

three younger Sisters, viz. to Elezabeth Wells, Hanah, & 
Lydia Wells I haiie all readye giuen them into the hands & 
custodye, of Thomas Wells my youngest son, whom I trust, 
and confide in, to giue the same, as I haue bequeathed, vnto 
his three younger sisters, and to keep the rest, vnto himself 
besid matter of legacies, and they not att age as yet. Ite I 
giue unto Abigaile my wife, the thirde parte of the English 
money, w*"'* shall remaine, & be left, and not paide, vnto the 
legatyes, that's deceased in England, & kindred of our vnkle 
Lurakins. And my will is, that my saide wife, shall haue 
the tuishion, of my Daughter, Elezalieth Wells, and of my 
Daughter Lydia wells, vntill they marrye, or come to the 
age of one & twenty yeares, but, if the saide Lydia, doe not 
keepe w"* her mother, then she to be w*'' her sister Sarah 
Jlassie, if all parties be willing. Ite my will is, that Mis- 
teris Marye Eoggers of Kowley, shall haue the tuishion, & 
education, of my Daughter Hanah ^^'ells, vntill she marrye, 
or come to the age of one and twenty yeares, hopeing the 
said misteris Koggers, will please to doe mee that favoure. 
Ite I giue vnto our Cussen Marye Baker (alis Loue) of Col- 
chester, soe much new England money, as is Equivalent, vnto 
fifty shillings of old England money, and my will is that my 
Executor, doe faithfully endeavoure to couveigh the same 
vnto her, (it being in refferrence to an agreem* betwene, 
both my Bro : Warners, and my self in answ : to a request 
of our Aunt Lumkin (alis stone, late deceased), and to take 
advise of my Bro: Dan" Warner, about the conveighing of 
the same, alsoe my Executor maye further direct hims: by 
w* I haue sett downe in my booke of accompts, to that pur- 
pose, as in fol. 57 and by a letter sent vnto vs from Coll- 
chester. 

"Ite I giue & bequeath all the rest of my wholl Estate, 
both moueable, & unmoueable, personall and real), houssen 
& lands, vnto Nath : Wells, my eldest son provided 
he doth fully accept herein, to be my executor whom I make 
& ordaine, to be the sole executor of this my last will & tes- 
tament, Allwaies provided that if the said Nath: wells shal 
dye, & cease this life w"'out anye issue of male (lawfully be- 
gotten) my will is, that then, the saide houssen & lands here 
in Ipswich bounds, shall returne vnto the sd Thomas wells 
my youngest son, & to his heires of male, and the sd Thomas 
my son, then to paye vnto Lydia, Nathaniells wife (my 
Daughter in lawe) the sume of fortye pounds, w*'^in one 
yeare, & a halfe next after the deceas of Nath: her hus- 



70 THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

band, (this premised, y* y*" sd Thomas my youngest son, doe 
then fully possese & enjoye, the aforesd houssen & lands) and 
this forty pounds, to be"paide in cattle neate, and in corne, 
malte &^porke, twenty pounds thereof, to be paide in cattle 
neate; & in good condition (bulls onely excepted) and the 
other twenty pounds, to be paide in wheate, malte, porke & 
Indian Corne, the Indian corne, not to exceed the sume of 
eight pounds, & all to be good & m'chantable, & paide att the 
currant m^'chantable price, as such, then goes att, here in 
Ipswich, & all to be delivM here at my now dwellinge house, 
onely the malte att some malte kilne in Ipswich where the sd 
Thomas shall then haue his malte. x\nd the sd Thomas my 
youngest son, shall paye vnto the saide j^athaniells children, 
the sume of one hundred, & forty pounds, the one halfe in 
cattle neate, & in good condition, (bulls onely excepted) 
and in horss kinde, and the horss kinde not to exceed the 
sume of fifteene pounds; and the other halfe of the hundred 
& forty pounds, to be paide in wheate, malte, porke, pease, & 
Indian Corne, the Indian Corne (in all) not to exceed the 
summe of twenty pounds, and this hundred & forty pounds, 
& the paye thereof, to be equally devided, & proportioned 
amongst, & paide vnto them, w*^in one yeare & a halfe, next 
after they marrye, or when they come to the full age of one 
& twenty yeares, and all to be m''chantable, & paide here att 
my now dwelling house, onely the malte at some malte kilne 
in Ipswich, where the sd Thomas wells my son shall haue 
his malte, (this allwaies premised y* the sd Thomas my son, 
haue the possesion of the houssen and lands). Also my will 
is, & it is my reall intent, that my son ISTathaniells children, 
shall haue the sume of eight pounds yearely paid by my 
son Thomas Wells, or his assignes, towards theire bringeinge 
vp whilest they come to y^ age of fifteene yeares, & the paye 
y^'of, for kind & quallity as to theire mother aforesaide, yet 
when anye of them doe come to the age of fifteene yeares 
then their proportion of y* eight pounds p annum, to be 
abated. And for the yearely payem*. thereof vnto my Grand 
children, my will is, that the sd Thomas Wells my son, or his 
assignes, shall paye the same into j | the hands of 1 1 the hon- 
ered Courte, held in Ipswich aforesd, or to whom they shall 
please, yearely to appoiute, for the childrens good, & then my 
son Thomas, to be dischardged. Ite my will is, that if the sd 
Nath : my Eldest son shall dye, & cease this life, w^'^out anye 
issue of male (as aforesd then the sd Thomas Wells, my son 
he being possest of the houssen & lands, as aforesd,) shall 



THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 71 

paye vnto my son John Wells, his bro : or to his assignes, the 
siirae of forty pounds, w"'in foure yeares next after the de- 
cease, of theire Bro : Xath : Wells, and for the portions, that 
I haue giuen & bequeathed vnto my three youngest Daugh- 
ters, as is not then due, and hence \Tipaide, viz. att the death 
of their Bro : Xath : my Eldest son, my will is, that my son 
Thomas Wells, or his assignes shall then paye these portions, 
provided that my son Nath : Wells his executors, or assignes, 
doe leave soe much stock vpon this farme, vnto my son 
Thomas, as shall amounte to the one halfe of these portions, 
& that this stocke soe left be in such as theire portions is to 
be paide in, or in such, as shall satisfie the sd Thomas, my 
youngest son. Ite my will is, that if anye thinge fall out, 
amongst my wife & children (or anye of them) otherwise 
then well, that then, my loueing & faithfull friends, whom 
I shall chuse, & appointe ouerseers of this my last will, will 
please to examine, consider, & advise, to mutuall agrement, 
who (by theire wise discression) maye settle matters amongst 
them, soe as maye tend most & best to peace and brotherly 
loue, w*^"^ Christ Commands. Finally, I desire, my loueing and 
faithful friends, Thomas Bishope, Sen'', and M"" Thomas 
Andrewes, to be the overseers of this my last will, and testa- 
ment. And to be the gardians of my son Thomas Wells, dure- 
ing the time of his minority, & non-age, to whom I giue as 
a token of my respecte & loue, ten shillings a peece : In wit- 
ness whereof, and to all w*^*^, I the aboue named Thomas Wells 
Sen"", haue herevnto sette my hande & scale, Dated the 31^*, of 
the fifth month. Commonly Called July. In the Eighteenth 
yeare, of the reigne of our Sovereigne Lord Charles (the 
second) by the grace of god, king of England, Scotland, 
France, and Ireland, in the yeare of our lord god, one thou- 
sand, sixe hundred, sixty sixe." 

Thomas Wells. Sen"" (seal) 

Witness : Thomas Bishop, Senior, Thomas Burnum, Senior. 

Proved in Ipswich court Nov. 15, 1666 by Thomas Bishop 
and Thomas Burnam before Mr. Samuell Symonds and Maj. 
Gen. Denison. 

Inventory taken Nov. 12, 1666, by Thomas Bishop and 
Piobert Lord : the house, barne and farme, 65011. ; 49 acres of 
low marshes neare hog Hand, lOOli. ; 18 acres at hog Hand, 
181i. ; 6 acres at Plumbe Hand, 121i. ; two mares, one foale, 
llli. ; two 2 yearling horses, 81i. 10s.; 4 oxen & hay to winter 
them, 231i.; 10 cowes & the hay, 401i. ; 5 two yearlings & the 
hay, 15li.; 1 bull and the liay, 41i.; 3 yearlings & hay, 61i.; 



72 THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

7 calfes & hay, 71i. ; 19 sheepe and lambes & hay, llli. ; 7 
swine, 91i. ; two paire of sheetes, Hi. 10s; 8 paire of ould 
sheetes, 31i. 4s.; 2 table cloths, 12s.; 11 napkins, 1-ls. ; 7 pil- 
lowbeeres, 14s.; 5 yards of cotten & lennen cloth, 15s.; 10 
course towells, 10s.; a small fetherbed, boulster, 2 pillows, 
flock bed, green Rugg, blankett, bedsted curtaines and valens, 
71i. 10s.; trundle bed, small bed boulster & 2 blankett s. Hi. 
10s.; warming pan, 2 basketts, 16s.; Trunke, 3 chests, 2 
boxes, 2li. ; two tables, 3 chaires. Hi. ; a citterne, 10s, ; armes, 
2li. 10s.; 2 paire old sheeres & pressing Iron, 5s.; smothing 
Iron, cloke bag & some other small things, 6s.; 2 paire of 
tongs, a slice & paire andirons. Hi. 2s. ; 201i. corse yarne, 2li. ; 
40li. of Towing yarne, 3li.; 2 brishes & some small things, 
4s. ; bookes, 31i. ; cheny dishes, howre glass & other small 
things, 10s. ; nayles, 15s. ; bushell of salt, 5s. ; croseut saw, 
5s. ; ads, cannooe & ladders, 31i. ; his weareing apparrell, 8li. ; 
in sheeps woole. Hi. 16s.; a bed pt feathers & most flocks, 
Hi. 15s.; cheeses, Hi. Gs. ; fether bed, boulster, 2 pillows, blew 
rugg, 2 blanketts, & bedsted, 7li. 10s. ; hatchell, two planes, 
10s.; flockbed & other beding and a case, 2li.; 10 sacks ould 
ones & hops, Hi. 10s.; sadle, ould pillion and other furni- 
ture. Hi. 5s. ; chest, little table, 6s. 8d. ; spitt, greediron, 
tramell, lampe, bellows, 12s. ; tubs, beer vessells, cheese press, 
Hi. 15s.; beefe, butter, apples & hyde & tallow, 51i. ; 2 brasse 
kettells, brasse potts, candlestick, frying pan, 2li. 10s.; 3 
Iron potts, Iron skillett & pot hookes, 2li. 4s. ; pewter, 31i. 
4s. ; Eemnants of cloth, maps & papar pictures & small 
things. Hi.; a halfe bushell, wheeles & cards, 12s.; pailes, 
sives, churne and other things, Hi.; siths & tackling, 16s.; 
bettle & 3 wedges, spades & other small Iron things, 20s.; 
axes, hows, shave, mattock & other tooles, Hi. 5s.; cart 
wheeles, tumbrill, plows & Irons, 4li. ; yoakes & chaines and 
a brake. Hi. 15s.; forkes, rakes, sled, sickles & other things, 
Hi. 5s. ; flax & hemp unbroke & Some broke flax seed & hemp 
seed & whit leather, 16s.; Inglish corne, 25li. ; Indian corne, 
30li.; English money, 171i. 10s.; in other money. Hi. 13s. 
7d. ; debts due unto the estate, 124li. 3s. 9d. ; bookes in 
Thomas wells hands, 8li. 6s. 3d.; total, 1214li. 3s. 3d. Debts 
due from the estate that appeare about 20011.; cleare estate, 
101411. 3s. 3d. 

Attested 15: 9m: 1666 by Nathaniell Wells. 

Essex County Probate Files, Docket 29,317. 

Thomas Wells, Jr., of Wells, York Co., youngest son of 
Thomas Wells, acknowledged Dec. 23, 1669, the receipt from 



THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 73 

his brother Nathaniell Wells, of his legac)'- according to the 
will of his father, and released all claim to his estate sit- 
uated at "Chebacho" in Ipswich, adjoining the lands of 
Maj. Gen. Denison on the southwest, Mr. Samuell Eogers on 
the south and southeast, Mr. John Emerson's farm and 
Sagamore hill, north and northeast, and Mr. Epps' land 
northeast, and in all other lands in Ipswich belonging to his 
father. Witness : Eobert Ijord, St., Mary Ix)rd. 

Acknowledged Dec. 28, 16G9 by Thomas Wells. Ipswich 
Deeds, vol. 3, page 141. 

Estate of Arthur Sandie of Marblehead. 

Administration on the estate of Arthur Sandy, late de- 
ceased, granted 27 : 9 : 1666, to Margerett, the widow, and 
Nicholas Merritt, who were ordered to bring in an inventory 
to the next Salem court. Salem Quarterly Court Records, 
vol. 4, page 172. 

Margarett Sandin and Nicholas Merrett, administrators of 
the estate of Arther Sandin, deceased, brought in an inven- 
tory amounting to 12011. 9s. lid., clear estate. Court June 
25, 1667, ordered 201i. to Mary, the wife of said Nicholas, 
who is the daughter of said Sandin, and the rest of the estate 
to Margaret, the widow. Salem Quarterly Court Records, 
vol. 5, leaf 3. 

Inventory taken Apr. 8, 1667, by Moses Mavericke, George 
Corwin and Samuell Ward : One dwelling house, garden and 
orchard, outhouses, with a garden plot at the east end of the 
dwelling house, 85li. ; 1 aker of fresh meadow, 15li. ; six 
pound first purchas in this farm, we value it at 121i. ; 1 bed 
and furniter in the parlor, bedsted, 1 fether bed, bolster & 
2 pillows, 1 matt and straw bed, 1 rugg, 2 blankets, llli. ; 1 
Cows Comanedg and half, 3li. ; 1 table, 3 joint stools, 16s.; 4 
krtians, 8s.; 1 Carpett, 13s.; 4 pair of shetts, 5li. ; 1 shett, 
Hi.; 1 table Cloth, 15s.; 6 pelobers. Hi. 15s.; 1 old shett, 7s. 
6d. ; 6 napkins, 9s. ; 1 ta1)le Cloth and 1 towell, 7s. ; 1 old 
Chest, 5s. ; 1 old loking glas, 3s. ; 1 Chest, 8s. ; 1 eathen ba- 
son, 1 Earthen dish & 2 glases, 4s. ; 1 old flock bed and bol- 
ster in the midle rom and 1 matt, Hi. 2s. ; 1 blankett and 
Coverled, Hi. 10s. ; 2 fether pillows and pillowbers, Hi. ; 1 
table and 2 stols, 10s. ; 2 Chaires, 7s. 6d. ; 1 old boks, 8d. ; 1 
warming pan, 7s. : waring cloths, 8li. 12s, ; in the midle rom, 
5 Shets and 1 table Cloth, 31i. 10s. ; 2 Chests, 7s. ; books, Hi. ; 
Cask and other lumber in the seller. Hi. ; in the keching, 1 



74 THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTT. 

silver wine Ciipp, 14s. ; 5 pewter dishes, 2li. ; 5 porengers, 5s. ; 
4 plats, 6s.; 2 basons, 7s.; 4 Candelsticks, 16s.; 2 salt sillers, 
2s. 6d. ; 1 funill, 9d. ; 5 pewter poots, 15s.; 2 pint potts, 5s.; 
2 small pots & 6 Small Cups, 8s.; 1 bear bowl, 1 beaker, 1 
pint pot, 4s. 6d. ; 1 Chamber pot, 2s.; 1 pestle and morter, 
12s.; 2 Iron poots, 1 Iron Skellitt, 2li. ; 2 haks, 2 pair poot- 
hoks, 1 fir shovel, 13s.; 1 bras poot, 1 bras skillett, 10s.; 3 
bras ketls, 31i. ; 1- pair bras skalls, 3s. ; 2 driping pans and 1 
dish, 3s. ; 1 tray, 2 gratters. Is. 6d. ; 1 pair bellows, 6d. ; 1 
old Chest, 2s. 6d. ; 1 Ciiberd, 10s. ; old Iron, 6s. ; 2 Chairs, 1 
stoll, 2s.; in the leantoe Chamber, in lumber, 2s.; Earthen 
M-are, 4s. ; 1 small keller and 2 bbls., 7s. ; 1 Chum, 3s. ; in 
the brew hous, 1 fimas, 5li. ; tubs and sive, 14s. ; 1 laser and 
grinston, 3s. 6d. ; old Cask in the Cow house. Hi. 3s. ; in the 
Chamber, 1 bedsted, 10s.; 1 flock bed and bolster. Hi. 10s.; 1 
matt, 5s.; 2 old ruggs and 2 blankits, Hi. 2s.; 1 old straw bed 
and saks, 5s. ; in old Cask and other lumber, 10s. ; 2 sives, 4s. ; 
1 Cow, 4li. 10s. ; 1 saw, Hi. ; 1-2 a Skiff, Hi. ; 1 sarvant boy for 
his time to Come, 5li. ; 1 yearling, Hi.; more in depts, 511i. 
Is. lid.; total, 24811. 13s. 2d. Debts owing, 12011. 9s. lid. 
Essex County Quarterly Court Files, vol. 12, leaf 113. 

Estate of Samuel Sharp of Salem. 

Mr. Samuell Sharp of Salem, dying intestate, about ten 
years ago and no inventory of his estate having been brought 
in until this present court, and it appearing that there was 
but little estate and on account of the estate not being ad- 
ministered at the time, the wife of the deceased had lived 
upon the town, court 27 : 9 : 1666, ordered that 25li. be al- 
lowed to the children to be divided among them by the select- 
men of Salem and the remainder to remain in the selectmen's 
hands for the widow. Salem Quarterly Court Records, vol. 
4, page 173. 

Inventory taken June 18, 1664, by John Browne, sr. and 
Hillyard Veren : Dwelling house & about 3 Acres of ground, 
soli. ; a sow & 2 piggs. Hi. ; one feather bead, 1 pr. blanketts, 
1 old Eugg, 3 pillowes & 1 bolster, 4li. ; 2 very old flock 
beads & 2 bolsters, 21i.; an old beadsteed, with curtaines & 
valenc. Hi. lOs.; a side Cubboard, 15s.; an old table & 2 
stooles, lOs. ; one chest, 6 smale old chaires, 10s, 8d.; 2 old 
smale kettles, 2 skilletts, seumer & warming pan. Hi. 6s. ; a 
pestle & morter, 4s.; 2 haukes, 1 pr. of tongues, a spitt, 12s.; 
a smale Iron pott broaken & hoocks, 3s,; a chafin dish & 



THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 75 

smooth Iron, 2s. 6d. ; old earthen potts & glasses & other 
lumber, 3s.; pewter, 17s, 6d. ; a cullender & 5 old oecumy 
spoones, 3s.; old bookes, 12s.; 6 old Cource napkins, 6s.; 3 
table cloathes, 6 pillow beeres, 10s. ; 5 old sheetes, Hi. 5s. ; 1 
boule, tray & a pr. of bellows, 2s. ; 2 smale beere vessells, 2s. ; 
2 old tubbs & a paile, 2s. 8d. ; a baskett, old chest & old bar- 
ell, 5s.; total, 671i. Is. 4d. Estate debtor to several men, 
lOli. Essex County Quarterly Court Files, vol. 12, leaf 28. 

Estate of Mrs. Elizabeth Scudder of (Salem?). 

Mr. Hen. Bartholomew, administrator of the estate of 
Eliz. Scudder, brought in an inventory and it was allowed 
27: 9: 1666. After the debts were paid, the remainder was 
to be disposed of according to the will of the husband of 
said Eliza. Salem Quarterly Court Records, vol. 4, page 177. 

Inventory of the estate of Elizabeth Scudder, widow, taken 
by Henry Bartholomew and Hillyard Veren, administrators: 
One house with two acres of lande belonginge to it, pt. of it 
in orchard, 2411. ; debts, Henry Josline, 71i. ; Nathaniell Car- 
rill, 2li.; Giles Corey, 7s. 6d.; total, 331i. 78. 6d. Debts she 
oweth, lOli. 12s. 9d. Essex County Quarterly Court Files, 
vol. 12, leaf 32. 

Estate of Ealth Tompkins of Salem. 

Administration on the estate of Ralph Tompkins, de- 
ceased, granted 27: 9: 1666 to John Tompkins, and he pre- 
sented an inventory. Court ordered that the five acres of 
land mentioned in the inventory be given to said John, and 
after all debts were paid that the remainder of the estate 
be given to Mary, daughter of John Foster. Salem Quar- 
terly Court Records, vol. 4, page 177. 

Inventory of the estate of Ralph Tompkins of Salem, taken 
12: 9: 1666, by Thomas Gardner and John Kitchin: Five 
acres of land, 71i. 10s.; 1 cow with ye fodder to keep her 
this winter, 51i. ; 1 swine, 21i. ; 1 brass kettle & 1 f ryeing pan, 
Hi, 2s.; 1 hake & 2 small washing Tubbs, 4s.; 1 payle & 4 
Trayes, 5s. ; a percell of Indian corne in ye eare, lli. 10s. ; 2 
bush, of pease, 7s. ; 4 bush, of barley, 18s. ; 1 Iron pott & a 
paire of pott hooks, 10s,; a small percell of Lynnen yarne, 
8s, ; a warming pan & 2 brass skilletts, 7s, ; a pestell & mor- 
ter, 2s,; 4 pewter dishes & a latten candlesticke, 8s,; 1 lat- 
ten Tunnill & 2 earthen dishes. Is,; a smoothing Iron, Is,; 



76 THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

an old chest & some other okl stuffe, 6s.; total, 201i. 19s. 
Debts owing, 5li. 

Samuel (his mark) Abiirne, aged fiftj^-two years, deposed 
that at the burial of the wife of Ealph Tompkins, late de- 
ceased, as soon as the company had departed, he went in to 
said Ealph, who was weak and not likely long to survive his 
wife, to put him in mind of making his will. He also wished 
to speak with him about the will which his wife made, which 
was to dispose of what was hers before her marriage. De- 
ponent told Tomkins that his sister, Tomkin's wife, had 
bequeathed all her property to Mary Foster because she had 
been so helpful to her during her long sickness, doing for 
her what nobody else would do. Tompkins replied that he 
fully agreed to this but he would like to have the use of it 
during his life and he would rather increase than diminish 
it. Before making his will he would first talk with his son 
Foster, and deponent thought that it was his intention to 
give what he had to Mary Foster. Also that Tomkins was 
of this mind when he was removing to Bridgewater, and 
when, thinking never to see him again, deponent reminded 
him of Mary Foster. 

An (her M mark) Small, aged about fifty years, deposed 
that Goodwife Tomkins told her that she had willed all to 
Mary Foster and that the cow was brought up from a calf for 
said Mary. 

Edward Grove, aged about forty years, deposed. 
- Nathaniel Felton, aged about fifty years, deposed that 
Tompkins desired to have the bed and other household stuff, 
but if he removed to Bridgewater to his son Samuel's etc. 
Essex County Quarterly Court Files, vol. 12, leaves 33, 34. 

Estate of Eichard Johnson of Lynn. 

"The Last will, & testimonye off Eichard Johnson of Lynn 
in the Countye of Essex being weake of bodye but off good 
memorye & understanding this two, & twenty eth daye of 
August An° 1666 Imp"" I Ijequeath my bodye to the earth, & 
my spirit to y® Lord y* gaue it & 21y I bequeath to my sonn 
Dan": Johnson that Lott I bought off John Pearson usually 
called Churchmans Lott as alsoe that Lott Joyneing to it 
called Thornes Lott, alsoe twoe acres of Fresh meadow Lying 
in the great meadow in the Countrye as alsoe twoe acers of 
salt marsh in Eumnye j\Iarsh which is pte of that Lott I 
bought of Eichard Blood (viz) hee the sd daniell to take pos- 



THE PKOBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 77 

session of it to him his heires, & assignes jjfor ever|| when 
he comes to bee at y*^ age of twenty e one yeares or at his 
mariage if hee marrye beflPore (this being to be vnderstood 
concerning thornes Lott abouesd that hee is not to have it 
vntill the deseace of his mother & then to possese it, & alsoe 
the other pte of that aboue written which I bought of Rich- 
ard Blood as alsoe two steares, & two Cowes at his marryage 
or when hee comes to be one, & twentye yeares ould if hee 
marrye not before : I bequeath to my son Sam". Johnson that 
Lott which was Formerlye william Crofts which I Bought of 
m"" Taylor, & alsoe two acres of Fresh meadow in Reedye 
meadow (viz) hee to haue possession there of to him his 
heires & assignes For ever after his Mother deseace 

"I bequeath to my two daughters Abigail Collins, & Eliza- 
beth Toleman Fine pounds p peese, & to each of their 1 1 now 
being I j children twentye shillings p peece to bee paid them 
after the deseace of my wife if shee Leaue estate to doe it I 
bequeath to my Loueing & Faithfull wdfe all the rest of my 
estate reall & psonall, & make her sole executrix And doe 
Appo}Tit & impoure m"" Tho: Ijaughton, James Axey, & 
Andrew Mansfeild to be over seers of this my will. In wit- 
nesse where of I have sett my hand the daye & yare aboue 
written." 

Eichard (his mark) Johnson. 

Witness : Thomas Laughton, James Axey and Andrew 
Mansfeild. 

Proved in Salem court 27: 9: 1G66 by Thomas Laughton 
and James Axy. Essex County Quarterly Court Files, vol. 
12, leaf 35. 

Will of Eichd. Johnson, deceased, was proved upon oath 
of Mr. Tho. Laighton and James Axy. Salem Quarterly 
Court Records, vol. 4, page 177. 

Inventory of the estate of Eichard Johnson of Lyn, taken 
18 : 7 : 1666, by Thomas Laughton, James Axey and Henry 
Collins: In corne, 5li. 14s.; in weareing clothes, shoos and 
stockings 71i. 16s.; three paire of sheets, Hi, 15s.; one straw 
bed, 10s.; linnen & woolen Cloath, Hi. lis.; sackes, tow 
winnow sheets and three yeards of cloath, 21i. ; one bed stead 
and the bedinge one it, 6li. ; spininge wheels, a tube, chest & 
a press, 17s. ; old beding & a bedstead. Hi. 10s. ; in yearne, Hi. 
10s.; a tube & the mault in it, 8s.; in woole, 16s.; in cheese, 
21i. 10s.; one peece of new woollen cloath and buttens. Hi. 
17s.; tow pair of sheets and three shirts, 2li. 17s.; five Pil- 
lowbears and tenn Napkins, Hi. 10s.; one bolster tick & a 



78 THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

table cloath, 16s.; one bedstead and the beding on it, 9li. ; 
money, -ili. ; A Cubberd & a cushing one it and a table & a 
forme. Hi. 18s. ; one chest, boxes & chears, 14s. Gd. ; a mus- 
kett, sword & rest, Hi. 10s. ; one bible, tow paire of wool cards 
& a warminge pann, 14s.; a brush, a paire of sheers and a 
lookinge glasse, 7s.; In Pewter, Hi. 10s.; Tininge panns, 
earthen and wooden ware, 19s. 6d. ; Iron pots and cettles and 
a skillett, 2li. 4s. 6d. ; table & a wooden morter and other 
wooden lumber, Hi. 3s.; eight Barrells & a fryinge Pann, 
Hi. 7s. ; a pair of and Irons, a paire of tonges, spits, hangers, 
an Iron pestle & a Iron crow, 19s. ; a Lume & a wheele, tow 
sives, a spade & a smoothinge Iron, Hi. 9s.; one heckle, tow 
sives, three Axes, tow forkes, a auger, a rake & a parcell of 
flax. Hi. 3s. ; carts, wheeles, yoakes, chaines and a plough, 
31i. 5s.; hay, 81i. ; a sider press, 81i. ; six oxen, 301i.; Five 
cowes, 201i. ; one younge beast & three calfes, 61i. ; one mare, 
5li. ; one young mare & colt, 71i. ; sheepe, 61i. ; swine, 61i. 2s. ; 
paire of boots, 5s. ; housinge, orchyeards, upland & meadow, 
17511.; debts due, 25li. 10s.; debts owinge, 22li. ; total, 34611. 
17s. 6d. Attested in court by the widow. Essex County 
Quarterly Court Files, vol. 12, leaf 36. 

Estate of Egbert Mansfield of Lynn. 

"The Last will & testament of Eobert ]\Iansfield of Lynn 
in the County of Essex beeing weake in body but of pfect 
memory: the third day of August Anno: Dom 1664 Im- 
primis I bequeath, my body to the dust my sperit to God that 
gave it 2dly I bequeath to my sonn Joseph Mansfield my 
whole Acomadation in buildings lands & meddow, ex- 
sept 3 acres that I bought of John Deken w^h lyeth in the 
neck by Jo. Ramsdell 3dly I bequeath to my sonn John 
Mansfield att my death two cowes or two heifers in calfe & 
foure pounds to be payd him out of that three acres in the 
neck I bought of John Deken as aforesayd, and the two cowes, 
or the two heifers to be payd by my sonn Joseph and the 
foure pounds 41y I bequeath to my sonn Andrew Mansfield 
at mine & my wifes death. The bed I vsually lye upon with 
all the apptenances and foure pounds, to be payd him out of 
the three acres of land in the neck w'^h I bought of John 
Deken as abovesayd And wheras I give my sonn Jolm and 
my sonn Andrew foure pounds a peece, to be payd them out 
of the three Acres of Land y* I bought of John Deken, as 
aforesayd my sonn Joseph, haveing soe payd them : then this 
three Acres of Land to remaine his for ever w*^li is to be after 



THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 79 

mine & my wifes decease Sly I will that my sonn Joseph 
pay vnto M"" Laughton 23 shillings I owe Aoito him out of 
the land I bought of John Deken 6ly I will that he paye 20^ 
out of that Land y* I bought of John Deken 71y I will that 
my wife Elizabeth shall have halfe the estate that we Hue in 
dureing the time of her Life also I will y* my wife Elizabeth, 
have the command of the rest of my goods to her disposeing 
after my death, Allsoe I will, that I make my sonn John 
Mansfield my lawfull executor & Henry Rhodes & Nathaniell 
Hanford my overseers." 

Eobert (his mark) Mansfield (seal) 

Witness : George (his mark) Tayler and William (his 
mark) Clarke. 

Proved in Ipswich court. Mar. 26, 1667 by Henry Ehodes 
and William Clarke. 

Inventory of the estate of Eobert Mansfield of Lynn, de- 
ceased Dee. 16, 1666, taken Apr. 25, 1667, by Nathaniell 
Handforth and Frances Burrall : weareing cloathes, 5li. ; six 
paire of sheetes, 61i. 5s. ; one fetherbed, two greene ruggs 
one of them being shaged, one blanket, one boulster, one 
bedsted, 3 pillows, 4 pillow beares & curtaines & vallens, 
ISli. OS.; more in Lyning, 13s.; Iron & Brasse, 21i. ; pewter. 
Hi. 2s. ; one close bedstead, one flockbed, one flock boulster 
and one Eugg, 131i. 15s.; moneys, 14s., in corne, 4li. 9s., 51i. 
3s.; Three chests, one joyned table, six joyned stooles, 2 
wheeles with sum Lumber, 21i. 13s. ; Two bibles, one sword 
& bandleors, Hi. 10s. ; more Iron worke, 12s. ; hay & flax, 
21i. 10s.; cattle, 15li. ; housing & orchyard, 151i. ; eight acres 
& an halfe of upland within fence, 421i. 10s.; three acres & 
a halfe of upland without fence, 31i. 10s.; Ten acres & a 
quarter of salt marsh within fence, 511i. 5s.; one acre & quar- 
ter & half quarter of fresh meddow, 21i. ; a saw, 4s.; total, 
1731i. 17s. ; Debts due from the estate about 431i. 

Attested in Ipswich court Apr. 30, 1667, by John Mans- 
field. 

Copy of will and inventory, Ipsivich Quarterly Court Rec- 
ords, vol. 5, page 34. 

Estate of Thomas Safford of Ipsvv^ich, 

"Be it known vnto all men by these p^sents. That I 
Thomas Safford of Ipswich in America in the County of 
Essex Husbandman (In Consideration of the Loue & good 
Affection I beare vnto my sonne Joseph Safford & other 



80 THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

good Considerations mee thereunto moueing, & also in Con- 
sideration of his help & Care of mee hitherto,) haue Bar- 
gained & sonld, & by these p''sents doe bargaine & sell Aliene 
& Confirme vnto my said Sonne Joseph Safford of Ipswich 
aforesaid & his heirs for euer. All that my ffarme wherein I 
dwell Conteyning by estymation sixty Acres of vpland & 
fresh meadow be it more or lesse, with the howse barne & 
out bowsing there vppon, together with all the pffits priui- 
ledges & Appertinances belonging to the same, bounded as 
followeth, viz*, with the High way to m"" Saltonstalls farme 
toward the Southeast, the thick woods toward the South 
west, the Eiuer on the Northwest, land of Eobert Wallis on 
the Northeast & in the Towne of Ipswich Aforesaid. To 
haue & to hould & quietly & peaceably to enioy & possess all 
the forementioned farme both vpland & fresh meadow Con- 
teining sixty Acres more or lesse with all the bowsing before 
mentioned & what euer priuiledges or Appertinances either 
doe or may belong vnto the same, with out any left mollesta- 
tion or Interruption of mee the said Thomas Safford my 
heires executors Administrators, or Assignes Laying any 
Claime theirunto in by or from mee or any of my heires 
executors or Administrators, Know also that in Considera- 
tion of the sealing & deliuering of this bill of sale, I the 
said Thomas Safford haue resented to my self the one halfe 
of the benifitt of the aforesaid farme to be paid to mee yeerly 
during my naturall life by my sone Joseph. And also if my 
wife shall out Hue mee then my sone Joseph shall pay or Cause 
to be paid vnto her his said moother the fu — some of Six 
pounds pr Annum yerely & euery yeere during her naturall 
life. And Also my sone Joseph shall maintaine my eldest 
Daughter Elizabeth during her naturall life, (except any 
other puidence p''uent, or shee thinke good otherwise to dis- 
pose of herself,) then my sone Joseph shall pay or Cause to 
he paid AOito my said Daughter Elizabeth the full some of 
Twenty pounds, she glueing a sufiitient discharge. Also my 
sone Joseph shall pay or Cause to be paid to my daughter 
Mary after my decease the full some of five pounds. And 
Also to my daughter Abigaile the full some of fifteene 
pounds in three yeeres after my deceace, And for the pform- 
ance of all & euery of these seuerall payments Anuityes & 
Legasies aforesaid, at the seuerall times heere in this p^'sent 
writing specifyed, my said farme abouesaid shalbe respon- 
sable. All these payments being pformed I the said Thomas 
Safford doe freely giue & make ouer my said farme vnto my 



THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 81 

Sonne Joseph as is expressed in this bill of sale aboue writ- 
ten. In Witnesse where of I the said Thomas Safford haue 
heere vnto sett my hand & Seale. Dated the Twentith day 
of february in the yeere of Grace Sixteene hundred Sixty 
&Six: 1666." 

[no signature] 

Subscribed, Sealed & att, as the act & deede of the foresaid 
Thomas SafPord in the p'^sence of us. [no signatures] 

Presented in Ipswich court Mar, 26, 1667 by Joseph Saf- 
ford, and with it a testimony of John Addams and Nicolas 
wallis. 

Inventory taken Mar. 19, 1666-67: a Cloth Coat, Hi.; gray 
cloth Coat, 10s.; one hatt, 8s.; dublit and briches, 16s.; graye 
Cloth Jackit, 16s.; payer of drawers, 4s.; pewter, 8s.; bras 
scilet, 2s. ; warming pane, 2s., ketel, 4s., 6s. ; one Iron pott 
with hookes, 6s.; tramel, 2s.; friing pane. Is., 3s.; one payel, 
thre trayes, one cherne, 7s.; one small tubb, 2s.; a sive, a 
half pecke, a linen whell, 6s.; a payer of shoes, a payer of 
boots, 6s. 6d. ; two chayers, 4s. ; one table, one foorme, 10s. ; 
one Euge, one blankit, 2li. 10s.; one small flock beed, one 
pilow, two small pi[l]ows. Hi. 13s.; one bedstid, 3s.; one 
tabele Cloth, six napcins, 16s.; one payer of shetes. Hi. 5s.; 
one payer of shetes, 6s.; thre yerds and a half of Carpeting, 
Hi. ; two bushels of rey, 8s. ; ten bushels of Indyan Come, Hi. 
10s.; flex and hempe, 5s.; two bushels half of pease, 10s.; a 
grat tube, 7s. ; five swine, 21i. 10s. ; a pyed Cow with a calf 
and a blak cow, 8li. 15s.; a Eede Cow, 4li. 5s.; a browen 
hayfer thre yeres old, 4li. ; a Eede hayfer thre yeres old, 31i. 
15s.; a whight faced hayfer thre yeres old, 31i. 15s.; two 
sackes, 5s.; a frying pane. Is. 6d. ; two Cuchins, 2s. 6d. ; the 
farme with house, barne, orchyerd, 2001i. ; total, 2441i. 16s. 
6d. ; add old fane, 2s. ; Debts owing from the estate, 221i. 
6s. 8d. 

Eeceived in Ipswich court Mar. 26, 1667. 

The depositions of John Addams and Nicolas Wallis, that 
they were present when Thomas Safford was on his death bed 
and he said he would have the writing stand, that he had 
given his daughter Killum five pounds and that he hoped she 
would not be troubled because he had done something for- 
merly for her, but he would give her one of his heifers, also 
his daughter Abie a heifer with a calfe six weeks old. Sworn 
in court Mar. 26, 1667. 

Essex County Probate Files, Docket 24,512. 



82 the probate records of essex county. 

Estate of Ebenezer Severance of (Salisbury?). 

"The last will & Testam* of Ebenezar Severance made 
the 23"' of August 65 Imp I do giue & bequeath viito my 
brother^ Jn** Severans & Joseph Severans all my tooles to be 
divided equally between them: & to my brother® Ben- 
jamin & Ephraim Severans : each 40^ : It I giue 
vnto my Sister Mary Coffyns daughter: Mary fine pound: 
It I giue vnto Abigail Ambross 20s: and the rest of my 
Estate : I do giue & bequeath vnto my beloved Sisters Abigail 
Church & Mary Coffin : And I do appoint my Hone^'ed tfather 
Jn" Severans my Sole Executo"" to this my last will & tes- 
tam*: In wittness whereof I haue here vnto sett my hand & 
Seale." 

Eben*" Severns. 

Witness : Joshua Peirce, Tho. Bradbury, Sen. 

Proved in Salisbury court 9: 2m: 1667 by Tho. Brad- 
bury, Sr. Essex County Probate Files, Docket 25,068. 

Estate op Samuel Winsley of Salisbury. 

"In the name of God amen y^ 17*'^ day o August 1665 I 
Samuell Winsley of the town of Salisbury in y® County of 
Xorfolk Massechusets in New england being in good health 
& of pfect memory (prayse be giuen to god for y® same) & 
knowing y® vncertenty of this life on earth, & being desierous 
to settle things in order doe make this my last will & testa- 
ment in manner & forme following: That is to say first & 
principally I comend my I comend my Soule to almighty god 
my Creato"", assueredly beleiuing that I shall receiue full 
pardon and free remission of all my Sinns & be saved by y^ 
p'"sious death & meritts of my blessed Savio"" & Redeemer 
Christ Jesus, & my body to y® earth from whence it was 
taken, and as touching Such worldly estate as y® Lord in 
mercy hath lent mee My will & meaning is y® Same shalbe 
imployed & bestowed as hereafter by this my will is ex- 
pressed. And first I do revoke, renounce, frustrate, & make 
voy'd all wills by mee formerly made & declare & appoint 
this my last will & testament: Item I giue & bequeath: (my 
debts being first payd) vnto my brother Nathanell Winsley 
forty pound : but in case he dies w*** out childeren | |or child] | 
then to returne twenty pound to my Sister Weeds childeren 
& to put in security: by his bond to pforme the same It: 
I guiue unto my brother Elisha winsley twenty pound Item 
I giue vnto my sister weed ten pound & to each of hir chil- 



THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 83 

deren fine pound: & Item I giiie vnto Judeth Bradbury fiue 
pound, It I giue vnto my Cosen Sam: fowlers Son Samuell 
three pound : & vnto his daughters Mary & Sary fowler 
twenty shillings each of them : Item my meaning is that my 
Exeeuto"" here after named shall pay all the legasies by this 
my will bequeathed w*'^in one yeare after my decease : & the 
one halfe of my brother Nathauells legasie not vntill two 
years after my || mothers || decease: Also I do forgiue & 
release vnto my Cosen Sam : ffowler : w* debts soever he doth 
owe vnto mee, Also my will is that if my Mothers estate 
should fall short of maintaineing of hir So that she should 
come to want then my will is y* my Execute^ shall pay hir 
tenn pound: Item I do giue my house & all my land to my 
loueing brother Ephraim Winsley: Whom I do make my 
Sole Executo"": of this my last will & testam*: It my will is 
that if my brother Ephraim die w"'out any heire of his body 
lawfully begotten that then my house & land: shalbe di- 
vided, the one halfe to y^ childeren of my Sister weeds chil- 
deren; or y® vallu therof: one halfe of y'^ said halfe: or jr® 
vallu therof vnto Sam : Weed y^ Eldest Son. & the other halfe 
of my Said house & land vnto my brother Nathaniell & my 
brother Elisha: my meaning is y* my brother Elisha winsly 
shall enjoy the house & land paying y*^ vallu of y*' one half 
therof to my sis — weeds childeren as aforesd & y* vallu of 
one quarter of y^ said house & land vnto my brother Na- 
[thajnell: Wittness my hand & Scale y'' day & yeare aboue 
written." 

Sa[torn] Winsley 

Witness: Tho. Bradbury, Sr., Mary (her MB mark) Brad- 
bury. 

Proved in Salisbury court 9 : 2m : 1667 by the witnesses. 

Inventory taken Oct. 7, 1667, by John Gill and William 
Buswell : in mony, 31i. ; a firkin of butter, Hi. 10s. ; in debts, 
151i. 5s.; A bedsted, bed and furniture to it, 131i. ; Arms as 
muskett, sword and other armor, 2li. ; in brass houshold 
stuff, Hi. 6s.; pewter things. Hi.; wooden dishes, 4s.; Iron 
houshold stuff, 21i. 15s.; A sittern. Hi.; Chests, Hi. 12s.; 
linen, 5li. ; Chaires and stoles, lli. ; bookes, 21i. ; scales, 
weights, measures, lokeing glas, lli. 6s. ; beer vessell and other 
Cask, Hi.; A Case of glases and stone Judgs, lli. 7s.; old 
iom and Iron tooles, 21i. 5s. ; Cart and wheles, 31i. 6s. ; a bed 
blankett, lli. 4s.; two pr. of spurs, 5s.; two oxen, 161i. ; six 
Cows, 261i.; fower young Cattle, 71i. ; in horse flesh, 151i. ; 
bridle and sadle, 16s.; a bed and rugg, 2li. 13s.; a brass 



84 THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

kettle, 7s.; his house and land a[cc]omadations in Salsbury, 
180li. ; two acres of meadow more, 12li. ; 

Presented in Hampton court 8: 8m: 1667 and attested by 
Ephraim Winsley, executor. 

Essex County Prolate Files, Docket 30,177. 

John Weed of Amshery, planter, and wife Deborah (her 
mark) acknowledged receipt, in May. 1667, of Ephraim 
Winsley, executor of the will of Sam" Winsley of Salisbury, 
deceased, a legacy of £10 given to said Deborah, £4 of it being 
paid in a bed, rug and chest, and £6 in good neat cattle. 
Dated Feb. 13, 1670. Witness: Tho: Bradbury and Jabez 
Bradbury. Acknowledged by both Feb. 13, 1670, before 
Eobert Pike, commissioner. Norfolk County Court Records, 
vol. 2, page 199. 

Sam" Weed receipted for legacy of £5 from estate of his 
uncle Samuel Winslo, deceased, paid by his father Weed, Apr. 
10, 1674. Acknowledged in court at Salisbury Apr. 14, 1674. 
Norfolk County Court Records, vol. 2, page 326. 

Estate of Jonathan Browne of Salem. 

Administration on the estate of Mr. Jonathan Browne of 
Salem, granted June 25, 1667, to Abiell, the widow, who 
brought in an inventor}^ amounting to 67li. The estate was 
insolvent and the creditors were ordered to put in their 
claims at the next Salem court, notice of which was to be set 
up at the meeting house in Boston and Salem. Salem Quar- 
terly Court Records, vol. 5, leaf 2. 

Inventory taken Apr. 16, 1667, by Hillyard Veren and Sam- 
uell Gardner : One smale young horse, his wintering being al- 
lowed, 4li. ; one cow with wintering, 4li. ; 2 smale piggs, lOs. ; 
one fether bed, bolster, pillow, Rugg, blanket, old covering, 
curtaines, vallens, bedsteed, 9li. ; one side cubbord in ye 
chamber & cloath. Hi. ; one Truckle bedsteed, 6s. ; one old 
bedsteed with a covered. & old straw bed, 10s. ; one pine 
chest, 6s. ; one old sitterne & an old case vnih. som bottells & 
an old barell, 6s. 8d. ; 8 pr. of sheets worne, 4li. 10s.; 19 
worne cource table napkins, 10s.; 1-2 doz. of fine diap. nap- 
kins, worne, & 9 of other sort, 15s.; 8 Cource towells, 6s.; 3 
cource cloathes worne, 10s. ; 2 finer worne table cloathes & 
long towel, 15s.; 5 pr. & one pillowbeere, Hi.; 2 linen cubert 
cloathes, worne, 5s.; 2 old trunkes & an old box, 12s.; a 



THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 85 

little square table, 6s. 8d. ; a basket chaire, 6s.; a little pine 
chest, 4s. ; a square table & side cubbord, Hi. 4s. ; a carpet & 
window curtains & rod, 12s. ; 6 Joyne stooles, 8s. : 10 chaires 
& a Cradle, Hi. 6s. ; in a smale ring, 6 spoons & Cupp, 4li. ; 
1 pr. Andierns, 10s.; pewter, 2li. 12s.; brass & latten candle- 
sticks, 4s.; earthware, 18s.; a warming pan, 6s. 8d. ; a smale 
brass Kettle & 2 skilletts. Hi. ; 1 brass pott, 18s. ; 1 pr. 
andirons, fire pan & tongues, fender & hangers, Hi.; 2 tables 
& forme in ye kitchen & stool. Hi.; a spit & smoothing Iron 
& bellowes, 6s. 8d. ; some cotten yarne, with a little flax, 4s. ; 
a sea bed & sea clothes & other wearing cloathes, 61i. 6s.; a 
rapier & belt, 10s.; 30011. refuse tobacco at 3d. per li., 31i. 
15s.; a feather bead properly belonging to ve widdow, lOli. ; 
a bible & 1 book & forestaff, 10s. Total, 681i. 8s. 8d.; debt 
due from John Lambart, Hi. 16s. 4d. ; by a parcell of Irish 
goods in the hand of Mr. Thomas Den. Debts due from the 
estate: to Mr. Henry Bartholomew, 6li. 2d.; Mr. Phillop 
Crumwell, 71i. 15s. 10 l-2d.; Capt. George Corwin, 91i. 12s. 
lOd.; x\nthony Ashbe, 61i. 8s. 8d.; William Lacke, 141i. 18s. 
8d.; Francis Skiry, 71i. 9s. 9d.; Mr. John Gidney, sr., 31i. 
3s. ; Mr. Eichard Gren of Boston, 81i. ; Mr. Samuell Shrimp- 
ton, 14li. ; Mr. Allin oT'Boston, Minister, 60li. ; Mr. John 
Browne, sr., 811i. lis. 3d.; James Bro\rae, 5li. 10s.; Edword 
Humber, 2li. 3s. 4d. ; Izack Williams, 6li. 6s. lOd. ; Mr. Hull, 
231i. ; total, 25011. 4 l-2d. These debts were ordered to be 
paid at the rate of 5s. 4d. per pound. 

John Browne, sr., petitioned the court, 11: 6: 1667, that 
his daughter Abiell Browne, who had been appointed admin- 
istratrix, was a helpless widow and not able to act, and he, 
having been called away, desired the court to appoint some 
one to settle the estate. He agreed to satisfy according to 
every man's proportion. 

Jona. Browne of Salem, on July 13, 1666, promised to pay 
to Eoburt Buling of Choptanck, Mar}dand, 396211. of to- 
bacco according to his father, Mr. John Browne's obligation, 
etc. 

Letter, dated Nov. 1, 1667, from John Hull to Mr. John 
Brown, sr. : "I some tyme since Aquainted you that att the 
frequent And Earnest request of yo"" sonn Johnathan Brown 
Pretending to me Extreame necessity I lent him and by his 
desires paied for him severall sums of monies And English 
Goods at money Price to the valew of thirty fower Pound 
fiffteen shillings & 7*^ of w*^** I rec*^ but eleven Pound fiffteen 



86 THE PROBA.TE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

shilling 6^ he Promised me mony in a very short space butt 
fayled off Performance I never had any dealing with him 
before to oblige me to doe that fav'^ but onely with respect to 
yo"" selfe as his fath"" and my serv* Jerimie dumer as his 
JBrother I intreate you to undertake the Consideration of 
this my debt & also the Managem* therof! that iff it may be 
I might have the whole though I give you what tyme you 
desire or iff not the whole then what Proportion is in equity 
due I Comitt all vnto you being well satisfied both in yours 
& yo"" wives Honest desire that right may be done I wrote 
to you three monthes Agoe my letter is with yo"^ wife for it 
seemeth you were newly gone to sea. . . If yo'' selfe please 
to call at my House I suppose I have yo"" sonns Hand for 
most p'* of it Salem being a place that my occasions will not 
permit me to Come vnto." 

Mr. Johnathan Browne is d"" to John Hull : May 31, 1666, to 
monyes lent & dd. by m'^ Scott, 5li.; June 7, more mony 
lent, 3li. ; June 22, Goods dd. to rec. mony or Verginia Tobb. 
at 1 l-2d., 161i. 15s. 7d.; to Benjamin Musey, lOli. ; total, 
34li. 15s. 7d. Cr., July 7, 1666, by Tobb. reed., llii. 15s. 
6d. ; balance, 231i. Id. 

Maryland, May 31, 1666, Mr. James Aling, Dr., to Tobac- 
co resaved, 9,600; commission on sales, 1,500; total, 11,100. 
Cr., May 31, 1666, by 90 gallons or romme at 30 pr., 2,700; 
by 280011. of suger at 3 pr., 8400; total, 11,100. Bill receipted 
by Jonathan Browne, James Allen made oath, Oct. 31, 1667, 
before Anthony Stoddard, commissioner. 

Copy of Mr. Jonathan Browne's account: Dr. to Mr. John 
BrowTie, sr., 13 : 9 : 1665, to 671 Gildars, 8 stivers paid to 
Cover Locerman by order as pr. Eesate, each Gilder being 
20d. Inglish, 55li. 19s.; on 20 : 1 : 1666, to 4,562 lb. of to- 
baco paid in Virginia at 10s. pr., 22li. 16s. 3d.; on 16: 6: 
1666, to 330 lb. of Twist & Pole tobaco of James Browne at 
4d. pr. lb. in Sallem delivered, 151i. 10s. Copy signed by 
John Brown and James Browne. 

James Allen appointed Mr. Hillyard Vering his attorney. 
Wit: Pichard Cooke, who made oath, 1:9: 1667, before 
Anthony Stoddard, commissioner. He wished to be excused 
for his freedom in asking the favor of "one unknown to you" 
and said that about twenty hogsheads Browm had disposed of 
without his consent, tobacco then bringing 3d. per pound. 
The 9,600 pounds would have brought him 801i. clear of 
charges, said Allen having paid the freight, etc. Paper 
addressed "These For M'^ Hilyard Vering att Salem." 



THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 87 

Richard Green, aged about thirty-nine years, deposed that 
about Oct. 23, 1665, being bound to Virginia, etc. He de- 
livered the goods according to bill of lading. Sworn, 16: 8: 
1667, before Anthony Stoddard, commissioner. 

Xathaniell Green, aged about thirty-nine years, deposed 
that he delivered to Jonathan Browne of Salem two punch- 
ines of ]\Iuscovado sugar, etc. Sworn, 16 : 8 : 1667, before 
Anthony Stoddard, commissioner. 

Bond, dated Nov. 17, 1666, whereas there were twenty- 
nine hogsheads of tobacco shipped upon the Johns Adven- 
ture in X^erginia in Mar. 1666, Richard Greene being master, 
consigned to Mr. Abraham Browne, Edmond Downs & Co., 
of which one quarter part was the property of Mr. James 
Allen of Boston, Jonathan Browne agreed to make good the 
bargain to pay Allen for his quarter part in case the com- 
pany failed to pay, either in current money at two pence per 
pound or good, sound merchantable tobacco in cask, etc. Wit- 
ness: Richard Cooke. Sworn, 1:9: 1667, before Anthony 
Stoddard, commissioner. 

Essex County Quarterly Court Files, vol. 13, leaves 16, 17. 



Estate of Roger Haskell (of Beverly?).* 

"The 27 of May 1667 I Roger Haskell being sick in body, 
but of perfet memory doe make this my last will & testa- 
ment I doe bequeth and giue to my wife too Cowes the one 
being at our son in law William dodges & one at home named 
Coll I likewise doe bequeth & giue to my three youngest sons 
Roger Josiah & Samuell three other Cowes as yong whiteface, 
velvet & Colley likewise I giue to my daughters hamiah & 
Sarah 2 heifers a Red one named Cherry to hannah & a black 
one Caled gentle to Sarah I likewise giue to my son marke a 
yoke of oxen Called Browne & Broude I likewise giue to my 
son william too oxen named black & Butter & the horse I 
had of nehemiah grouer I likewise giue to my son Jolui a 
lyned oxe I likemse giue to my sister Jone a heifer as soon 
as the Calfe is taken off I likewise giue my son marke my 
black horse & to Roger my Roaned horse & to my son Josiah 
& Samuell my too mares likewise I giue to my wife a a 
yearling & to my daughter Elizabeth the Browne yearling 
& a yearling to my 3 yongest sonns lil^ewise I leaue my sheep 

* See also Records and Files of the Quarterly Courts of Essex 
County, Mass., vol. 5 (1916), pp. 46, 111. 



88 THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

to my wife & Children to pt them as they thinke fit I like- 
wise giue to my three yongest sonns all my lands & houses 
wheare I now Hue to be equally divided when they Come to 
age out of the same land my will is that they pay to my too 
daughters hannah & Sarah ten pounds sterling apeice 

"I likewise giue to my son marke my Barne Cloase with 
that medow that Joyne to it out of the which my will 
is that this my son is to pay to hannah & Sarah ten pound 
sterling when they come of age I likewise bequeth & giue to 
my sons John & William forty akers of land a peece behinde 
the great pond ; & likewise that land at drapers pointe Called 
M"" Gerfords with the medow my will is that my wife shall 
haue the one half e & my 1 1 3 j | sons Roger Josiah & Samuell 
the other halfe & my meadow at Bunkares to be didided 
equally betweene my too sons John & William as likewise my 
meadow at wenham meadow either of them an equall pportion 
likewise my will is that my son william dodge shall haue halfe 
my meadow at the great pond & John & william the other 
halfe likewise my will is that william dodg shall haue ten 
ackers of land most Convenient for him neere his now dwell- 
ing & my too daughters hannah & sarah twelve acres a peice 
out of the same land & the Eest of that land to be equally 
diuided amongst my 3 yongest sons puided that the way may 
still Remaine out of that land to my now dwelling I like- 
wise giue Roger my steere Called golding & Josiah a steere 
caled galent my son marke to him I giue what land my 
father in law John Stone Hue vpon after his desease I like- 
wise giue to my wife one Eoome which she pleese & that my 
wife shall haue the disposing of this my estate till my sons 
& daughters come to age & upon the same shee is to bring 
them up in the feare of god & to pvide for them & my de- 
sire is that my Brothers william & marke haskell be the 
ouerseers to see this my last will truely pformed." 

Roger (his R mark) Haskall. 

Witness : Thomas Pickton, John Hill. 

Proved in Salem court 26: 4: 1667 by the witnesses; 
Elizabeth, widow of Roger Hascall, deceased, presented his 
will and was appointed executrix. 

Inventory taken June 11, 1667, by John Payment, Hugh 
Woodbery and John Dodge : Howsing and the land lieing to it 
in fence, 1601i. ; 100 Acres of land on the Rocks adjoining, 
601i. ; 80 Acres of land at Lord's hill, SOli. ; 4 Acres of medoe 
at Buncar's, 16li. ; 2 acres of medoe in wenham medoe, 5li. ; a 
parsell of medoe by wenham pownd, 61i. ; the barne Close 



THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 89 

and medoe, oOli. ; one halfe of that was Mr. Gafford's, 501i. ; 
neat Cattell, 531i. 18s. ; horses, 25li. os. ; sheepe, lOli. ; gi-aine 
on the ground, 241i. ; beedinge, 15li. ; wearing Clothes, 141i. ; 
Amies, 61i. ; pewter and a warming pane, 21i. ; severall par- 
ticular of howsholld stufe, 71i. 10s; bookes, 10s.; severall 
Iron toolls, 3li. ; severall things and plow gears, 15li. 5s.; 
swine, 21i. 10s.; gessed 80 bushells of endian Corne, 121i. ; 
total, 6161i. IBs. 

Allowed in Salem court, 25:4m: 1667. 
Essex County Quarterly Court Files, vol. 12, leaves 111, 112. 

Upon a motion by Ed. Berry and his wife and William 
Hascall that the court would consider some differences be- 
tween the executrix and overseers of the estate of Eoger 
Hascall, deceased, in order to settle said estate, Mr. Ed, 
Batter and Mr. Hen. Bartholmew were appointed 28: 4: 
1670, to examine the will and the debts and to make return 
to the next Salem court. Salem Quarterly Court Records, 
vol. 5, leaf 35. 

Edmond Berry was bound 29 : 9 : 1670, in 15011. to the 
legatees of the will of Eoger Hascall, deceased, upon condi- 
tion that after the debts due from the estate were paid, he 
should pay the legacies as far as the estate would allow, Sa- 
lem Quarterly Court Records, vol. 5, leaf 41. 

Estate of Alexander Seeres (of Salem?), 

Administration on the estate of Sander Seeres, intestate, 
granted June 25, 1667, to Mary his widow, and an inventory 
amounting to 611i. 18s. 6d. was presented. She was ordered 
to pay to the children as follows, to Robert Seers, 121i. and 
to Allexander, 61i., and the rest of the estate to the widow. 
Salem Quarterly Court Records, vol. 5, leaf 3. 

Inventory of the estate of Allexander Seeres, taken June 
7, 1667, by Hillyard Veren and Tho. Rootes: One new dwell- 
ing house not finished with 2 thirds of halfe an acre of 
ground next the water side, 801i. ; an old dwelling house & 
cow house with one 3d pt. of halfe an acre of ground, 201i. ; 
in the hale, one feather bead, bolster, pillowes, blankets, rug, 
Curtains & valens, bedsteed, 91i. ; on old sid cubert, Cushion 
& cloat. Hi. 10s. ; a little square table, 6s., a great stoole or 
table, 3s., 9s. ; a cradle, 5s., 2 boxes, 4s., 4 old chaires, 4s., 
13s. ; a looking glass, 10s., a warming pan, 6s., 16s. ; in ye 
chamber, one old feather bead, bolster, pillowes, 2 blanketts, 



90 THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

41i.; a little silck grass truckle bed bolster, blanket. Hi. 10s.; 
one wenscot chest, an old sea chest, a box, Cubbord, Hi. 5s.; 
3 pr. worne sheets & 2 pr. & one very old, 21i. 10s,; 2 table 
cloathes & a little old one, 14s.; 9 worne napkins & 9 old 
towells, 16s.; 4 pr. pillowbeers, 18s.; 3 printed curtains & 
vallens, 10s. ; 2 hamakers, Hi. ; 1 pr. branched curtaines & 
vallens, Hi. 10s.; one old breeches & doblet & pillion cloath, 
Hi. 4s. ; pewter, 46s, ; latten ware, 5s., chafin dish, brass, 21i. 
3s. 6d. ; earth ware, 2s. 6d, ; 2 smale brass kettles & one biger 
& 2 skilletts, Hi. 10s.; 2 Iron potts, & ketle, 1 pr. of And- 
iernes & 3 pr. pot hoockes. Hi. 2s. ; old tubbs & other lum- 
ber, 5s. ; a silver dram cup, 4s. ; freing pan, 2s. ; total, 13311. 
14s. Estate is Dr. to Mr. Samll. Shrimpton, 161i. 14s, 9d.; 
Hen. Kimball, 35li. ; Nathaniell Howard, 4li. ; Goodman Eum- 
boll, 31i.; Goodman Potter, Hi. 10s.; Mr. Chaplin, 61i. 17s.; 
Goodinan Eeeves, 2li. ; Mr. Cromwell, 21i. 13s. 9d. ; total, 
711i. 15s. 6d. Essex County Quarterly Court Files, vol. 12, 
leaf 115. 

Estate of Egbert Lemon of Salem. 

"Agiist SeCond day 1665 Thes is will of Eobart Lem- 
mon he doo be wil to hes wofe so long as she remayn a widoo 
tlie estat to pay that which is to be payd to thomas Sallos 
fiftene pound to Eobard Sallos seune pond tenn silnes to 
mary Salloes seune poimd tenn silnes to my dafter seersr I 
gif hafe a Crowne to my daft«r Sary twenty pound to my 
dafer hanna twenty pound to he that do marry with my 
dafter matthe on silene to bengemen lemmon thre pound and 
my and my se Chest and my se enstrimnts if my wif doe 
mary agayn then to pay that that is to be payd and then to 
share with Sary lemmon and hannah lemmon that is left a 
third part apece thes is the wil of Eobart Lemmon." 

[no signature] 

Witness : Eichard More, Eobart Westgate. 

This writing was presented in Salem court 25: 4m: 1667, 
as the will of the deceased and Eichard Moore made oath that 
Eobert Lemon declared it so to be and signed it, and having 
made no other since, it was allowed. Memorandum: Mare 
Seres, 2s. 6d. ; Sarah Ijemon, 201i. ; Anna Lemon, 201i, ; 
Barthmew Galle, Is. Essex County Quarterly Court Files, 
vol 12, leaf 116. 

Mary, widow of Eobert Lemon, presented the will of her 
late husband, and it was proved on oath of Eichard Moore 



THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 91 

and allowed June 25, 1667. Said Mary was appointed ad- 
ministratrix and an inventory amounting to 2311i. 15s. was al- 
lowed. Salem Quarterly Court Records, vol. 5, leaf 3. 

Inventory taken 3:2: 1667, by Hillyard Veren and Tho. 
Eootes : A dwelling house with outhouses & about one acre 
of ground adjoining, including ye orchard & garden, 90li. ; 
one acre of salt marsh & one halfe acre, 41i. ; ten acres of 
land on Capt An side, 121i. ; 30 acres of land neere man- 
chester, lOli, ; an old Cow, 3li. 10s. ; 5 sheep & 3 lambs, 3li. ; 
to piggs. Hi. ; in ye parler : a feather bead, bolsters, pillows 
with beers, blanketts, Rugg, with curtins & vallens & bead- 
steed, 12li. ; a sid Cubbord with cloath & cushing. Hi. 6s. ; a 
table & 4 stooles. Hi. ; a chest, a little box, 2 old broken cases 
& 2 old chairs, Hi.; smale And Irons, tongues, fire pan & 
hake. Hi. Is. 6d. ; an old warming pan, 5s.; in ye parler 
chamber, one feather bead, bolster, blanketts, Rugg, old cur- 
taines & bedsteed, 71i. 10s. ; a trundle bead, with bolster & 
pillow of feathers, all a covermg blanket, bedsteed, &c., 51i. ; 
a plaine chest, 7s.; a new covering, 32s.; a new blanket, 13s.; 
an old Eug & blanket, 25s. ; 4 yds. Carse, 7s., black cloth, 
21i. lis. 6d. ; 4 remnants canvis, 10 yds., 16s.; in the kitchin 
chamber, an old fether bead, bolster, blankets, sheet, Rugg, 
old curtaines, vallens & bedsteed, 7li. 10s. ; 2 trunkes & 4 old 
plaine chests & box. Hi. 14s. ; ten bushells wheat less a peck, 
21i. lOd. ; 3 bushells of ry, 12s.; 12 bushells Indian, 21i. 8s.; 

1 Bushell of pease, 4s. ; his wearing apparrell, a cloak, brod- 
cloth, 21i. 10s. ; 2 coats & breeches cloath, 21i. 5s. ; breeches 
& drawers, 10s. ; an old coat, 10s. ; old wascots & breches, 20s. ; 

2 hatts, 20s. ; stocking & 1 pr. gloves & caps, Hi. 12s. ; a 
covering, 6s.; 7 pr. sheets, 61i. ; 1 doz 1-2 napkins worne, 
12s. ; 7 pr. pillowbeers, 10s. 6d. ; 11 towells, lis. ; 3 board 
cloathes, 3s. ; 5 pr. course linen drawers worne, 12s. 6d. ; 6 
shirts, 30s.; 2 caps, 12 Hankercheers, 2 neclothes, 4 bands, 
2li. 6s.; 5 ps. Holland, 4s. p yd., 3 yds. Kentin, 3s. pr. yd., 
Hi. 9s,; a case, 30d. ; cash, 151i. 3s.; 2 dram cups & spoons 
silver, lli.; in pewter, 4li. 10s. 6d. ; a table & cubbord, 18s.; 
8 old chaires, 8s. ; 6 Cushions, 9s. ; 4 guns & a sword, 21i. 
10s.; 2 smale pr. stilliards, 16s.; white earth ware & glasses 
with a voyder & Jugg, 10s. ; a box, Iron chafin dish & mor- 
ter, 10s.; 1 pr. Andierns, hakes, tongs & spits, lli. 4s.; pots 
& hoocks, friing pan, 2 Iron skilletts & old skelletts, lli.; 
bookes, 10s. ; brass kettells, lli. 12s, ; old barrell, tubbs & lum- 
ber, 10s.; flock bead & fether bolster & blankett, lli. 10s,; a 
pr. billowes, wegges & old tools, & axes. Hi.; 3 hhds. to- 



92 THE PEOBATE RECORDS OP ESSEX COUNTY. 

baco, 9li. ; Debts due to ye estate, 61i. ; total, 3311i. 15s. 
Debtor to several men, 71i. 10s.; deduct for corne spent, 21i. 
2s. Essex County Quarterly Court Files, vol. 12, leaf 116. 

Estate of Thomas Read of Salem. 

Tho. Eead dying intestate, Mary, his widow, brought in an 
inventory June 25, 16G7. She was appointed administratrix 
and was ordered to pay to the eleven children at age or mar- 
riage, 20s. the eldest to have 40s. She was not to make sale 
of any of the houses or land without advice of court or the 
selectmen of Salem, and when she died the estate left was to 
be equally divided. Salem Quarterly Court Records, vol. 5, 
leaf 3. 

Inventory taken Apr. 5, 1667, by John (his o mark) 
Neale and Edmond Batter : One hows & 35 1-2 Acres of 
ground & 3-4 an acre of Sallt marsh, 501i. ; 2 Cowse, 81i. ; 1 
horse & mare Collt, 61i. ; 2 oxen, llli. ; 1 heifer, 2li. ; 3 swine, 
211. 6s. 8d.; Beding & Bedsted, 21i. 10s.; Apparrell, 10s.; 
Flaxe, 10s.; 2 chests, 10s.; 1 paile & other Lumber, 10s.; 
Iron pott & skillitts, 10s.; pewter & warming pann, IGs. ; 
Iron toolls & old Iron & plow Irons, lis.; Combe to dry hemp, 
5s. ; sled, 4s. ; an old frame not sett up, 10s. ; 1 Calif, 5s. ; 1 
Cart & Boxes, 10s.; total, 871i. 7s. Debts due out of the 
estate, 171i. Children by the first wife 3 sons & 1 daughter; 
second wife, 7 Children, 2 sons, one about 20 years and the 
other 4 years, and daughters, aged 14, 17, 12, 10 and 1 1-2 
years. Essex County Quarterly Court Files, vol. 12, leaf 117. 

Estate of Joseph Pope of Salem. 

"The Last Will and Testament of Joseph Pope of Salem 
being weake of body but of perfect memoiT. Imp"". I doe 
appoynt my Loving wife Gartrude Pope to l)e Executrix of 
this my Last will and testament. Itt™ I giue vnto my two 
Eldest Sonns Joseph and Beniamen Pope : all that Land and 
medo which I bought of goodman Ifareington of Linne tto 
them and there heirs f oreuer : thay to inioy the said Land 
whe thay Cum to age. It™. I giue unto the abouesaid Joseph 
and Beniamen Pope the House which I now dwell in together 
with the Land or farme on which it standeth with all the 
apurtainances ther to belonging to them and to there heirs 
f oreuer thay to Inioy the same after ther mothers deseas : 
prouided and it is my will that thay shall pay to my two 
yongest Sonns Enos and Samuell Pope twenty pounds apeece 



THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 93 

within two j'ears after they shall Inioy the same, the house 
and Land abonesaid to stand as security for the payment of 
the said Legase to my two yonger Sonns. It™. I giue unt« 
my two yongest Sonns Enos and Samuell Pope tenn pounds 
apeece to be payde when thay Cum to age. It™. I giue unto 
my Daughter Damaris Bufum tenne pounds beside what she 
haue alredy had to hir and hir heirs. It™. I giue unto my 
Dafter Hanah Pope twenty pounds to hir and to hir heirs, 
the rest of my Estate I doe giue to my wife during hir Life 
and to be disposed of by hir will at hir decease, prouided it be 
to my Children. It™. I doe desier my brothers George and 
Eichard and Joseph Gardner and Cos Samuell Shatok the 
elder to be ouerseers of this my Last will testament." 

Joseph (his P mark) Pope. 
"September the: 11*": 1666. 

Test Joseph Gardner." 

"the within wi'iting being presented to the Court held at 
Salem by Garthred the wife of the said Joseph Pope deceased, 
& there being noe witnes p'sent : the Court being informed by 
Leif' George Gardner that it was the mind of y* deceased to 
his knowledge, the Court doe appoynt the said Garthred Ad- 
ministratrix and doe order that the Estate be disposed of ac- 
cording to the within writing, da"" the 27 : 4™" 1667. in 
Court." Attest Hillyard Veren Cler. Essex County Qvxir- 
terly Court Files, vol. 12, leaf 119. 

Estate of Rev. William Worcester of Salisbury.* 

Agreement between Timothie Worcester and Moses Worces- 
ter both of Salisbury concerning the dividing of an estate lying 
in Salisbury given them by their father, Mr. William Worces- 
ter: Timothie Worcester to have ye now dwelling house, or- 
chard and barn with ye said house lot and half of the great 
meadow and half of all the common rights belonging to said 
house and land on the cow common or elsewhere excepting 
the meadow which is already laid out in the cow common; 
Moses Worcester to have the planting lot belonging to said 
house and the other half of the great meadow, also the shares 
of the five hundred acres belonging to said house and all the 
share of that meadow already laid out in ye cow common 
belonging to said house and all the meadow and upland lying 
in Mr. Hall's farm so called, and all the division of land ly- 
ing above the mill ; also it is agreed that Richard Wells, Isaac 

* See ante, voL 1, page 403. 



94 THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

Buswell, Edward French and Samuell Felloes all of Salis- 
bury judge which of the said Timothie or Moses shall have 
an allowance given them, whereof they bind themselves in the 
sum of 2011. to abide by their decision. Signed Mar. 12, 1G66- 
67. 

It is further agreed that Susan Worcester wife of Timothie 
Worcester freely give up her right of all that land now be- 
longing to Moses, and that each party shall have his part as 
is above divided upon equall terms. 

Witness: Isaac (his F mark) Buswell, Edward French, 
Sam. Felloes. 

Acknowledged Sept. 17, 1667 by Timothie and Moses 
Worcester and also Susana wife of Timothie Worcester. Nor- 
folk Deeds, vol. 2, leaf 101:. 

Estate of Mes. Elizabeth Giggles of Salem. 

Administration on the estate of Elizabeth Giggles, intes- 
tate, granted Sept. 24, 1667, to Thomas Giggles and Joseph 
Sw[a]sie and an inventory amounting to 105li. 15s. 2d. was 
presented. Court ordered the administrators and Wm. Hol- 
ingworth to make an equal division of the estate into six parts, 
there being five children, the eldest son to have a double por- 
tion. Wm. Giggles was to have a bed and bedstead with ap- 
purtenances out of the estate which his mother gave him. 
Ipswich Quarterly Court Records, vol. 5, page 46. 

Inventory* taken Aug. — , 1667, by Joseph Grafton and 
Hillyard Yeren: one dwelling house & about one acre of 
ground adjoyning, 401i. ; 3-4 of an acre of bad marsh at forest 
Eiver, 31i. ; about 1-4 of an acre in the south f eild, 21i. ; 9 
yds 1-2 canvas & 10 yds 1-2 locrum, 21i. ; 4 old worne petti- 
coats, Hi. 15s. ; an old womans cloake & under wascoat [& 
piece : copy~\ of an old blanket, 13s. ; [one cloth & one : copy'\ 
searge wascoat worne, Hi.; [2 very old wastcotts; copy'], 6s.; 
[1 worne: copy] cloath gowne, Hi. 5s.; [2 cushions: copy], at 
3s. p & 3 cushions at 2s, p., 12s.; [carpett: copij] worne, 6s. 
8d. ; [an old: copy] caster, 15s.; brush, 12d. ; 4 pr. of cotten 
sheets, 2 pr. cource linen, all worne, 41i. 5s.; 6 old cource 
diap. napthkins, 6s.; table cloath, 4s.; 1 old pillowbeere, 2s.; 
5 worn shiftes, 20s. ; 3 wt & one blew apron, 6s. ; [head : copy] 
linen, 8s. ; [9 neck : copy] & other hankercheefs, 10s. ; [chest, 
12s.; 2 old: copy] chests, 3s.; [table, 8s.; 2 formes: copy], 
10s.; a stoole table, 3s.; aires, 5s.; a settle, 2s., Hi. 5s.; 

*Copy. Ipswich Quarterly Court Records, vol. 5, page 46. 



THE PROBATE KECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 95 

[a grt. Iron pott & pot : copy} hookes, Hi. ; [small Iron pott, 
5s. copi/~\ ; kettle, 2s.; [old fire pan, tonges, pothookes: copy], 
spitt [& Irons: copy], 13s. 6cl. ; [one bigger brass pott, 10s.; 
one lesser, 8s. ; one brase skillett, 4s. ; scumer, 18d. ; candle- 
stick, 18d. ; frying pan, 3s. ; 10 old brused pewter platters. 
Hi. 8s. ; bassen & ure, 8s. ; 2 pewter candlesticks, 5s. ; flagon 
& salt, 4s. ; 4 poringers, 3s. ; old cubberd cloth, 2 cushens, old 
muffe, earth bassen, old pr. of shooes, 5s.; wamieing pan, 
10s.; some lumbar, 2s.; bible, 9s.; fether bed, bedstead & 
f m-niture & apptenances, 6li. ; cash, 71i. 8s. ; little old truckle 
bed, blankett & rugg. Hi. 15s. copy] ; a great brass kettle, 
Hi. ; table & forme, 13s. ; broken morter & old brass pan, 2s. ; 
smale old Catch, 3oli.; total, 12211. 16s. 2d. Debts, 171i. Is. 

Allowed in Ipswich court 24: 7m: 1667 with liberty to per- 
fect the same. Essex County Probate Files, DocTcet 10,881. 

Estate of Mrs. Alice Sharp of Salem. 

Administration on the estate of Alice Sharpe, intestate, 
granted Sept. 24, 1667, to Nathaniell Sharpe, and an inventory 
was presented amounting to 791i. 7s., clear estate. Court 
ordered that said Sharpe bring the agreement of the children 
to Salem the next court, when further order would be taken. 
Ipswich Quarterly Court Records, vol. 5, page 48. 

Inventory of the estate of Mrs. Sharpe of Salem, widow, 
taken by George Gardner and Samuell Gardner, upon request 
of the selectmen of Salem and Nathaniell Sharpe, son of de- 
ceased : the dwelling house & three acres of Land adjoyneing 
to it, 701i. ; f etherbed, boulster, 41i. ; flockbed, 2 boulsters. Hi. ; 
the best greene rugg, Hi. 10s; another gi'eene rugg, 10s.; 3 
pillows, 15s.; one fiocke boulster, 10s.; a large blankett, 10s.; 
another blanket, 6s, ; bedsted & curtaines. Hi, ; 3 table cloths, 
8s,; 4 paire of pillowbeeres, 10s,; 4 napkins, 4s.; 2 shifts & 
a sheate, 10s.; a new cloth Go^vTie, 31i. ; hatt, 15s.; the rest of 
her weareing clothes. Hi.; carpett, 10s.; pewter, 20s.; lattin 
ware, 3s. ; bras scimer, ladle, warming pan, 6s. ; pestle & mor- 
ter, 5s.; 2 kettles & a frying pan, 12s.; Iron pott & pott 
hookes, 5s. ; an Iron & heate, 2s. ; a paire of tongs, & fire shov- 
ell, 4s.; 2 hakes, 6s.; spitt, 4s.; paire of bellowes, 2s.; cub- 
berd with drawers, 12s.; wainscot chest, 5s.; table & stooles, 
6s.; chaires, 10s.; one baskett, 2s.; 8li. of flax, 8s.; bookes, 
15s.; earthen ware & a glase, 2s.; total, 931i. 7s.; Debts 141i. 

Eeceived in Ipswich court Sept. 24, 1667. Copy: Ipswich 
Quarterly Court Records, vol. 5, page 49. 



96 THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

Nathanll. Sharp, administrator of his father's estate, 
brought in a writing made between the children of Samiiell 
Sharp, deceased, which was allowed and filed 26:9: 1667. 
Salem Quarterly Court Records, vol. 5, leaf 8. 

Agreement, dated Nov. 29, 1667, that Xathaniel Sharpe of 
Salem, administrator of the estate of his mother, lately de- 
ceased, by whom the estate was ordered divided, should have 
a double portion and the remainder should be equally di- 
vided among the rest of the children, signed by Nathaniell 
Sharpe, Thomas Jeggells, Christopher (his P mark) Phelps, 
John Norton and Hannah (her H mark) Sharpe. Essex 
County Quarterly Court Files, vol. 13, leaf 20. 

Estate of William Searle of Ipswich. 

"William Searle when he lay sick sent for mee 

Knowlton & Eob* Peirse & when we came, h us to be 

helpfull to his wife, he said he would lea — little estate he 
had to his wife & in case what w — to him would not pay his 

debts his will was that should be sould toward the 

payment therof. 

"Mary the wife of Samuell Tayler testify eth th — heard 

Goodman Searle say that he was willing w had should 

be left to his wife." 

Proved in Ipswich court Sept. 24, 1667 by Thomas Knowl- 
ton and Mary T[ayler]. 

Inventory of the estate of WiUiam Searle, of Ipswich, 
taken Sept. 23, 1667, by Deacon Knowlton and Eobert Peirce : 
one house, 261i. ; 3 Acres land at hogg Hand, 41i. 10s. ; one 
Cowe, 4li. ; 2 hoggs & 3 piggs, 31i. ; Indian Corne & rye, 4li. 
10s. ; one bedsted & Cupbord, 51i. ; one fetherbed & boulster, 
4li. 10s. ; 6 pillows for the bed, Hi. 10s. ; A sett of Curtaines 
to the bed. Hi. 10s.; 2 Coverlets & 2 blankets, 4li. ; 5 fine 
sheetes & 5 pillowbeeres, 31i. 15s. ; 5 Coarse sheets & 4 Course 
pillowbeeres, 2li. ; one table Cloth & one towell & 2 dyaper nap- 
kins. Hi. ; a trundle bedsted & a box & a little box, Hi. ; 3 

stooles & 3 little boxes, ; one Chaire, Hi.; one table & 3 

Chaires & one Cradle, Hi. 5s.; 2 wicker basketts, 4s.; one 
settle, one meale trough & A Chest, 2li. ; 8 pewter dishes & 2 
basons, 21i. 10s. ; a paire bellows, a paile & a piggin. Is. 6d. ; 
5 porringers, one Chamber pot, 5 saucers & a beere bowle. Hi. 
Is.; one pott, 2 kettles & 2 skillets, Hi. 16s.; one warming 
pan & a fire shovell, 10s.; one tramell, A paire tongs & A 
pair pot hooks, 4s. ; one frying pan & a pestle, 2s. ; 7 spoones. 



THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 97 

8s. ; 2 powdering tubs, 3 keelers & other lumber, 10s. ; one 
barrel & 2 half barrells, 5s. ; one smothing Iron, Is. 6d. ; byble, 
one great booke & some small ones, 2li. ; his wearing Cloathes, 
Gli. ; one Cupbord, 2li. 12s., a box, 5s., 2li. 17s.; Tooles & tim- 
ber & board, 2 pikes, 31i. 19s.; total, 931i. 1-s. — . 
Eeceived in Ipswich court 24 : 7m : 1667. 

Bond of William Searle of Eowley, of 20011., with Stephen 
Perkins, merchant, and James Foster, yeoman, of Ipswich, as 
sureties, Feb. 23, 1722, for the administration of that estate 
of his grandfather, William Searle, late of Ipswich, which 
had not as yet been administered upon. 

Witness: Ebenezer Smith. 

Essex County Prolate Files, Docket 25,009. 

The court Feb. 23, 1722-3, appointed William Searle ad- 
ministrator of the estate of his grandfather, William Searle, 
late of Ipswich. Grace Hams, sister of William Searle, de- 
ceased, released her claim to the said estate, and Samuell 
Searle, elder brother of William Searle, the now administra- 
tor, came and refused his right of administration. Essex 
County Probate Records, vol. 313, page 574. 

Estate of Lionel Worth of Newbury. 

"In the name of God Amen, I Lyo[nell] worth of Nuberry 
in new england, being by reson of present sicknes [muc]h in- 
creaseing vppon me seriously admonished of my mortality, 
y[et] [tjhrough the mercy of God inioying perfect memory 
and good vnderstanding, afte[r] humble acknowledgemente 
of the great patience and rich mercy of God to me a most vn- 
worthy sinner all my life long, and the comending of my spir- 
rit to his grace in Jesus christ, my body after my decease to 
comly buriall to the earth, out of wch it was taken, in hope of 
the resurrection vnto etemall life, and my beloued wife wth 
my deare children to the euerlasting blessing of there heuenly 
father, I do hereby dispose of that estate wch the lord hath 
gratiously giuen vnto me as followth Inprimis I giue to my 
daughter Susan Worth ten pounds to be payd when she shall 
accomplish the age of twenty yeare or on the day of her mar- 
iage the wch shall first be It I giue to my daughter mary 
worth ten pounds to be payd at the age of twenty yeares or 
on the day of her mariag the wch shall first be It I giue to 
my daughter Judith worth the sum of ten pounds to be payd 
at the age of twenty yeares or on the day of her mariage the 
wch shall first be It I giue vnto my daughter Sarah Worth 



98 THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

the like sum of ten pounds to be payd vnto her at the age of 
twenty yeares or on the day of her mariag the wch shall first 
be It I giue to my sonn John worth the plowing land by the 
dismall as also halfe the paster grond, also half my meadow 
ground when he shall accomplish the age of twenty one yeare 
It I giue to my beloued wife Susan Worth the rest of my 
estate (y* is) my now dwelling house and the plowing land 
adioyneing therevnto wth halfe of the pastuer ground as also 
y* half ! I of 1 1 my meadow vngiuen wth all y*^ appurtenances 
therevnto belonging as orchyeard and barne or what ells is 
not mentioned It I giue to my beloued wife Susan worth all 
my moueable goods It I giue the land to my wife aboue 
mentioned prouyded alway if she shall sell my sonn John 
shall haue y'^ refusall of it I do appoynt my beloued wife 
executrix wth my beloued brother John Wliippls whome I 
make executor to this my last will In witnes hereof I haue 
sett to my hand and Seale." 

L[i]onel worth, (seal) 

Witness: Willyam Sawyer, Samuell (his U mark) Poore, 
John Whipple, Sr. 

Proved in Ipswich court Sept. 24, 1667 by John Whipple, 
Sr. and Samuell Poore. 

Inventory* of the estate of Lyonel Worth of Newbury de- 
ceased the 6: 5m: 1667 taken 9: 5m: 1667, by Joseph H[ills. 
copy], John B[ayley. copy] : the dwelling house, barne and 
ten Acres of land belonging to it, lOOli, ; 8 Acres Land by 
dismall, 401i. ; 30 Acres pastur land, 601i. ; A parcel of Meadow 
in the boggie Medo, 601i. ; Another parcel Meadow on Sals- 
bury side, 301i. ; 3 hay lotts in Plumb Hand, 201i. ; 2 Oxen, 
14li., 3 Cows & 3 heifers, 241i., 381i. ; 2 yearlings & 2 Calves, 
61i. ; one Mare, 61i. ; 5 swine & 4 piggs, 61i. ; one plough, har- 
row, cart, yoak & chain. Hi. 10s. ; 3 hows, 2 Axes, 2 forks, 
16s. 6d. In the Hall: two bedsteads, two beds, 31i. 10s.; three 
bolsters, 2 pillows & Cases, 2li. 3s.; 2 payer blankets, one 
Covering, 21i. 8s. ; [one. copy] Eugg, Curtins & vallance Hi. 
10s. ; [one paire of. copy] white blankets, 21i. ; [two paire of 
sheets, copy] & a straw bed, 2li. 5s.; [one cubbord, 9s., one 
box. copy], 5s., 14s.; [7 pewter dishes & other, copy] pewter, 
2li. 3s.; [one warmeing pan & two. copy] [s'Jkillets, 12s.; [one 
scimer, one basting, copy] Ladle & lamp, 3s. ; [two brase ket- 
tles, one brase. copy] pott, 21i. 10s. ; [one Iron pott, hookes &. 
copy] tramell [10s. copy] ; [one box, 4s., 3 chaires, 2. copy] 

* Copy in Ipswich Quarterly Court Records, vol. 5, page 52. 



THE PEOBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY, 99 

[p]ayl [15s. copy] ; [3 cushions, 2 boxes, one sword, cofijl, 
Hi. [Is. copy'] ; [ould Iron & other lumber, copy], 3s.; [Dr. 
Gouges Book & Mr. copy] [Pjerkins, Hi. 10s.; [Mr. Dods 
book, Mr. Perkins book, copy] Mr. Prestons books, 16s.; a 
bible & other Books, 6s. ; one churne, one tubb, 10s. ; one sadle 
& pillion & pannil, Hi. 10s. ; one bridle, cart rops, vhre wheels, 
Hi. 2s. In the parlour: one bedstead & cord, Hi.; one bed, one 
boulster, 2li. 10s. ; two pillows & one Rugg, 3li. ; 7 Cushions, 
45s., 4 boxes, 10s., 2li. 15s. ; one chest, one trunk. Hi. 4s. ; one 
Sea chest, 16s.; his wearing Apparrel, 9li. 19s.; one bearing 
cloth, 9s. ; 3 sickles, 2 selves, 1 basket, 7s. 6d. ; 4 bushel wheat, 
Hi.; one chest & table, 8s.; 7 bushels of Indian, Hi. 2s. 6d. ; 
2 ends blu cloth, 21i. 14s. ; one cradle, 3s., 2 ladders, 4s. 6d. ; 2 
yards cotton cloth, 6s. ; one pike, 7s., 81i. sheep wooll, 19s. ; 
12 cheeses, 401i. ; cotton wooll, 21i. 14s. ; 2 bushell of malt, 9s. ; 
one corslet & Leather coate, 21i. ; one payer fine sheets. Hi. 
15s. ; 2 payer of sheets, 21i. 10s. ; one Hed sheete, 2li. 12s. ; two 
board cloaths & cubbard cloth. Hi.; thre shirts, 16s.; 1-2 doz. 
napkins & 6 pillow cases, 21i. 8s. ; 6 napkins, 2 board cloths, 
Hi. 3s.; 1 bolster case, 6s., 2 pillow cases, 6s., 12s.; childbed 
Linen, 21i. 15s. In the Sellar: A parcel of pork & Barrell, 
Hi.; 2 Beer Barrills, 2 botles, 10s.; 2 keelars, 2 trays, 6s.; a 
parcel of Butter & two pots, 12s. Corne on the ground: 
Indian 7 Acres, lOli. 10s.; Barley, 4 Acres, 81i. ; wheate, 2 
Acres, 31i. ; Oats, 2 Acres, 21i. Debts owing to the estate : 
Dan. Lunt, Hi. ; Tristram Coffin, Hi. 10s. An old S3rthe [4s. 
copy] ; A Grindstone, [2s. copy] ; A Long Ladder [3s. 
copy]; more in cloth [& yarne, 4li. total, 47711. 13s. copy]. 
Debts due from the estate: Mr. Woodma[n] ; Capt. Ge[rish. 
copy]; Sergeant [Knight, copy]; other sma[ll debts, copy]. 
Attested in Ipswich court Sept. 24, 1667 by Susana Worth. 
Essex County Probate Files, Docket 30,700. 

Estate of Austin Killam of Wenham. 

"2'J of the 4*^ mo: 1667 The Last will & Testament of 
Austen Killim I Being Sicke & Weake of Body yet of pfit 
memory Comit my Soull into the hands of the Etternall God 
& father in Jesus Christ & Dispose of my Estate as ffolloweth 
Imprimise I Giue to my welbeloued wife all my Catle & 
swine & moueable Goods also I Giue my Dweling House & 
Land therevnto Belonginge (Except Six Akres which I haue 
alridy Giuen to my Son Lott) both vpland & Medow for the 
terme of hir life (vnlese shee shall haue need to sell any of the 
Afforesaid medow for hir vse) & then my will is that it shall 



100 THE PKOBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

be my Son Lotts But if he Dy Before his mother my will is 
that shee shall haue the Sole Disposeing of it to whom shee 
think meet. Also my will is that my Son Lott shall haue 
fiue Akres of Lande Bet win Ipswich Ipie & the Sawepit vn- 
lese his Brother John shall Giue him an Assureance of fine 
Akres in the neck of which my Son lot hath nowe 1 1 pte 1 1 in 
his posseson & for the Best of my farme both vpland & medow 
that is not now in my posseson I haue formerly Disposed of it 
& my will is that there be no alteration of any pte of it vn- 
lese the aforesaid fiue Akres (by the sawe pit) to my son Lot 
& further I make Choice of my welbeloued wife to be Sole Ex- 
etrex to this my will." 

Austen (his A mark) Killim (seal) 

Witness: Tho. ffiske, Eichard (his R H mark) Huttn. 

Proved in Ipswich court Sept. 34, 1667 by the witnesses. 

Inventory taken 11: 4: 1667, by Richard Huttn and Tho. 
Fiske: howse & twenty two Akres of upland & medow with 
the Crop, 761i.; Catle, 281i.; Swine, 31i.; Bed & furniture, 
81i. ; one Cubbard, 10s. ; one Chest, 8s. ; one Table, 4s. ; one 
powdering tubb, 6s.; Bras, pewter & Iron pot, 31i. ; Cottn 
wooll & yarne. Hi. 12s.; Severall other utelses, Hi.; total, 
12211. 

Attested Sept. 24, 1667 by Daniel Killam and Mr. Charles 
Gott. 

Essex County Probate Files, Docket 15,453. 

Whereas there was a will of Austin Killum proved the last 
court and no executor named, court Mar. 31, 1668, appointed 
Daniell Killum as administrator. Ipswich Quarterly Court 
Records, vol. 5, j)age 60. 

Estate of Mrs. Alice Killam of Wenham. 

"I Allace Killum widdow to y^ lately deceased Austin Kil- 
lum, being under the aflicting hand 1 1 of god 1 1 & not knowing 
how'soone god may put a period to my dayes upon Earth, & 
now being (through the mercy of god) in my right sences doe 
Judge it meet to make my last will & Testament : this third 
of July 1667 which is as followeth viz : Imprimis I give up 
my Soule to y*^ ever blessed god through Jesus x* my deare 
Savio"" (who hath purchessed mee w**^ his most pretious blood) 
My body I give to bee decently buried in the Earth their to 
remaine till the gennerall resurrection As for my outward 
estate w^'' god (of his goodnesse) hath lent mee, I will that 



THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 101 

my debts bee paid in the first place for w*^^* end I put ||all|j 
my crop upon the ground, into the handes of my sonne Dan- 
ieil to looke after it, & to dispose of it for the paying my in- 
gagem^s, in case y*^ should fall short y* it will not accom- 
plish y*^ whole, it is my will it bee made up out of my other 
estate, my debts being paid I will That my daughter Eliza- 
bath Hutten have my bed on w'"'' I ordinary lye together 
w*'^all the appurtenances belonging thereto, hir daughter 
Elizabeth have my scarfe my daughter Sarah Fiske have 
foure poundes paid to hir my daughter mary & Euth each of 
y"^ three poundes my Daughter Daniells wife ten shillings my 
Granddaughter ]\Iary Killum my flaggon, These legacies being 
paid I will all the rest equally to bee devided amongst my 
sonnes & daughters my Sonne Lott to have as apart of his my 
interest I have in his maire ^v*^''' is three pounds I will also 
y* m"" Charles Gott together w*'' my sonne Dauiell see that 
this will & Testam* bee carefully attended To y** Confirma- 
tion of y'^ whole & every part hereof I set to my hand this 
third of July 1667." 

Alace (her + mark) Killum 
Witness: Antipas Newman, Charles Got, Sr., Daniel (his 
D D mark) Kilu[m]. Essex County Probate Files, Docket 
15,451. 

Inventory of the estate of the widow Killim taken 10 : 5 : 
1667, by Eiehard Kemball and Tho. Fiske: one Carpit Cloath, 
4s. 6d. ; on Inglish Sardg Gowne, 31i. ; one french Sardg 
Gowne, 21i. 15s.; one Sardg Hood, 16s.; one Cottn wastcoat, 
7s. ; an under Coate, 6s. ; one White Apron, 9s. ; one White 
Cubbard Cloath, Is. 6d. ; one peice of Carpitin, 6d. ; one 
neck Handkercheife, 2s.; one Band & Dresing, Is. 6d. ; one 
stuff Coate, 5s. ; one paire of Cottn Sleeves, Is. ; two Spoones, 
6d. ; Come upon the land, 18s. 6d.; total, 91i. 8s. Debts, 
lOli. 6s. 8 l-4d. 

Attested Sept. 24, 1667 by Daniell Killam and Mr. Charles 
Gott. Essex County Probate Files, Docket 15,453. 

Estate of William Simons of Haverhill. 

Administration on the estate of Willi. Simons, granted 8 : 
8 : 1667, to Sam. Simons, and he was to have until the next 
Salisbury court for perfecting the inventory. Hampton 
Quarterly Court Records, vol. 1, leaf 49. 



102 the probate records of essex county. 

Estate of Samuel Willcock of Haverhill. 

Administration on the estate of Sam. Willcock, late of 
Haverhill, granted 8:8: 1667, to Jno. Haseltine, and he to 
bring in an inventory to the next Salisbury court. Hampton 
Quarterly Court Becords, vol. 1, leaf 50. 

John Hazeltine was ordered Apr. 12, 1670, to deliver the 
cloth-workers' shears and the implements belonging to them 
that were left in his hands among the goods of Samll. Will- 
cott of Haverhill, deceased, to the man of whom said Samuell 
bought them, if he had not as yet been paid. He was further 
ordered to pay the man what more was due him beyond what 
the shears amount to, which were not appraised in the estate. 
Salisbury Quarterly Court Records, vol. 1, leaf 72. 

Estate of Elizabeth Blaisdale of Salisbury. 

Administration on the estate of Elizabeth Blasdale granted 
8:8: 1667, to Joseph Stowers. Hampton Quarterly Court 
Records, vol. 1, leaf 51. 

Inventory of the estate of Elizabeth Blaesdell of Salis- 
bury taken by Henery Browne and William (his A mark) 
Allin: two cowes, 8li. ; her bed and bolster, 45s.; an old rug 
and 2 old blankit, ; a Cote and wastcote. Hi. 8s. ; an- 
other Cote, 9s.; other old Clothing, 13s. 2d.; a warming pan 
and skillit, lis.; old close, 14s.; 2 shifts, 8s. 

Attested in Hampton court 8: 8m: 1667 by Jos. Stowers. 
Essex County Prolate Files, Docket 2,555. 

Estate of John Lambert of Rowley. 

Administration on the estate of John Lambert, intestate, 
granted Nov. 14, 1667, to his widow Abigaill. Ipsivich Quar- 
terly Court Records, vol. 5, page 55. 

Inventory of the estate of John Lambard taken by Rich. 
Swane, Ezekell northend and Will. La [w copy] : in bills, 
11911. 8d. ; in wearing cloths and boots, 51i. ; in brass and 
peuder, 61i. ; in bed, beding, boxs, tabl and chairs, lOli. ; 
sheep woll and linin yearn. Hi. ; hous, shattrd barn and land 
at home, 60li. ; 6 ackers of land in Sachells ground, 301i. ; 2 
ackers of land beyond Sachells bridg, 61i. ; 3 ackers of land 
att Cow bridg, 91i. ; 8 ackers and a half in the plain, 41i. ; 8 
ackers of new land, 5 being ruff, llli. ; Comanigges, 81i.; 100 
ackers of land att miremak, 401i. ; 28 ackers off middow, 901i. ; 



THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 103 

15 ackers and a half of Corn, 201i. ; 30 load of hay, 1411.; a 
printis boy, 81i. ; 4 yoak off oxen, 48li.; 8 Cowes, 3011.; 5 
yong cattell and 3 Calves, 1911. 10s.; 2 sheep, 111., swine, 1311., 
1411. ; 1 maire and a sucking Coult, 6li. ; another mair and 
Coult and young liors, 1211.; a Cart, plow, chain and yoaks, 
211.; a saddell and pillion seat. Hi. 10s.; total, 58911. 8d. 
Debts due from John Lambard, 2511. 9s. 7d. ; as also to 
Francis Wainewright as appears pr his booke, 511. lis.; to 
Jn« Graent, 111. 6d. 

Attested in Ipswich court 14: 9br: 1667 by Abigail Lam- 
bert, wife of John Lamberd, and the ordering of the estate to 
be at the March court. Essex County Probate Files, Docket 
16,182. 

Administration having been granted to Abigaill Lambert, 
widow of John Lambert, and an inventory brought in and 
sworn by said widow at Ipswich court, Nov. 14, 1667, amount- 
ing to 54111. 19s. 7d., and there being two children left, a son 
and a daughter, court Sept. 29, 1668, ordered 24011. to the 
son in the land as appraised at the age of twenty-one years, 
and 12011. to the daughter at the age of eighteen or marriage 
with her mother's consent. The widow was to have the rest 
and if she married again, security should be given for the pay- 
ment of the daughter's portion. Ipswich Quarterly Court 
Records, vol, 5, page 78. 

Nathanll. Putnam, informing the court that there were 
601i. in his and Joseph Huchesson's hands of the estate of 
Jon. Lambert, deceased, and there being 12011. legacy to be 
paid to the daughter Abigail, court 25: 4: 1672, ordered that 
it be secured in their hands for the pa}Tnent of this legacy as 
far as it would go. Anthony Ashby was ordered to appear at 
the next Ipswich court to give security. Salem Quarterly 
Court Records, vol. 5, leaf 56. 

Estate of Samuel Archer of Salem. 

Administration on the estate of Samll. Archard, granted 26 : 
9 : 1667, to Susana Archard, widow, and Samuel Archard, 
and they were ordered to bring in an inventory to the next 
Ipswich court. Salem Quarterly Court Records, vol. 5, leaf 7. 

Susana Archard and Samuell Archard, administrators of 
the estate of Samuell Archard, deceased, brought in an in- 
ventory amounting to 17611. 3s. 6d., the estate being debtor 
19511. 14s. Id., and the widow's thirds of the housing and 



104 THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

land being 391i. Eemainder of the estate is 1371i. 3s. 6d. 
which will hold out to pay the debts but at the rate of 14s. 
per pound. There being an order of last Ipswich court that 
all creditors should present their claims at this court June 
30, 1668, all who make demands after this court cannot ex- 
pect satisfaction. It is to be understood that at the widow's 
decease, her thirds are to be used to pay the creditors. Sa- 
lem Quarterly Court Records, vol. 5, leaf 11. 

Samuell Archard's estate, being committed into the hand 
of Mr. William Browne, sr., by consent of Susana Archard 
and Samuell Archard, jr., formerly administrators, and 
agreement of the several creditors together with Major Ha- 
thorne and Hilliard Veren appointed to end the dispute, be- 
ing presented, court June 29, 1669 allowed it and Mr. Browne 
was to settle the estate. Salem Quarterly Court Records, vol. 
5, leaf 27. 

Inventory of the estate of Samuell Archard, deceased, taken 
Dec. 17, 1667, by Edmond Batter and Hillyard Veren : Dwel- 
ling house, with ye outhouses, with ye orchard & all ye ground 
adjoyning, half an acre, 651i. ; 16 pole of ground lying on 
the other side of the land, 51i. ; 8 acres of land in ye south 
feild, 12li.; a cow & som haye, 4li. ; in ye parlor, one feather 
bead not full, one bolster, 2 pillows & beers, very old curtains, 
bedsteed & appurtenances, 7li. ; a truckle bedsteed & appur- 
tenances, Hi. ; a side Cubboard, a cloath & Cushin, Hi. 10s. ; 
wearing apparrell, a new rochet & breeches, 2li.; one old 
suite of Olive Collour, Hi.; old worne wascoats, drawers, 2 
dobletts & stockins, Hi. 6s. ; a coat & an old cloke. Hi. 10s. ; a 
remnant of Irish Cloath, 5s.; Hatts, 16s., 2 old chests, 14s., a 
deske, 4s., Hi. 14s. ; 6 Joyne stooles & an old stoole table, 14s. ; 
old shooes, 5s., an old case & some bottles, 3s., 8s.; 4 old 
chaires, 4s. 6d. with earthware, 30d., 7s. ; 9 napkins, 6s., 4 old 
pillow ijeers, 6s., 12s. ; 3 pr. & one sheete & pt. of one. Hi. 10s. ; 
8 old towells, 30d., 3 shirts, 15s., 17s. 6d.; 3 old pothookes & 
skillett, 12s. ; 2 Hangers, trivet & gridiron, iron tongues, fire 
shovell, spit & smooth Iron, Hi.; som broken brasse, latten 
cullender, trenchers, seive, pestle & morter, 10s. ; pewter. Hi. ; 
corne 5 bushells, 1 Bush, pease, 18s. 6d. ; old tubs, 4s., one 
broad ax & other tooles, 15s., 19s.; In the kitchen, a very 
little old feather bead & appurtenances, 2li. 10s. ; a smale 
Anchor and cask, Hi. 10s.; halfe of a grinstone, 2s. 6d. ; 
owing from Mr. William Brown, jr., 7li. ; firewood, 16s.; 
owing from Samuell Archard, 12s. Creditor by the marshall 



THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 105 

ordered from the County, 51i. 15s.; by John Bly, 21i. 15s. 5 
acres medow, 35li. ; due from Samll. Archard, 7li. 10s. ; total 
estate, 176li. 3s. Gd. 

Attested July 3, 1(568 by Samuell Archard and 15: 10m: 
1668 by Susana Archard. Essex County Quarterly Court 
Files, vol. 14, leaf 135. 

Return of the arbitrators, Wm. Hathorne, William Browne 
and Hillyard Veren that said Browne should pay the credi- 
tors at the rate of 16s. on the pound, except Mr. Phillip Crom- 
well and George Ropes, who were to have 18s., in considera- 
tion of their charge in their two actions. Samuell Archard 
was to have one-half of the meadow equally divided, the wife 
to have her thirds and the creditors the reversion of the 
thirds. Allowed in court, 24: 9 : 1669. 

The estate was debtor: To Mr. Phillip Cromwell, 161i. Is. 
5d.) Mr. John Gidney, 81i. 8s.; William Flint, lOli.; Mr. 
Ru6k, 31i. 17s. 6d. ; Tho. Cromwell, 2li. 6s. 6d. ; John Furbush, 
Hi.; Anthony Needham, 31i. ; Jon. Pickering, Hi. 10s.; Sam- 
uell Corning, 10s.; John Neale, 20s.; Frances Skerry, 16s.; 
Mathew Dove, 4li. 3s. 6d.; Mr. Batter, 10s.; Edward Flint, 
14s.; Tho. Dixy, 2li. 16s. 8d.; Hen. Renolls, 4s. 6d.; Capt. 
Price, 4li.; William Lord, 12s.; Sergt. Hale, Hi.; Tho. 
Rix, Hi. 10s.; William Smith, 31i. 3s.; John Milk, 14s. 6d.; 
Samuell Archard, for a horse, mare, etc., 271i. 10s.; William 
Curtice, 31i. 5s. ; William Oxmau, 131i. ; Mr. Willm. Browne, 
sr., 331i. 9s, 6d. ; Jno. Kitchin, lli, 3s,; George Ropes, 121i, ; 
Mr. Henry Bartholomew, 21i. 7s,; Nathaniel Felton, 12s.; 
Richard Stackhouse, 10s. ; Samll. Archard for medow for 4 
cowe keeping, 281i. ; Samll, Archard p Mr. Browne, 71i, 10s. ; 
total, 19511. 14s, Id, 

Geoles Aley, aged about forty-two years, deposed that he 
saw Susanna Archer, wife of Samuell, deceased, about three 
days after his death, fetch a piece of linen cloth and cut it 
up for own use. Sworn, 25 : 7 : 1668, before Wra. Hathorne, 
assistant, 

William Oxman, aged about thirty-five years, deposed the 
same. Sworn, 24: 7: 1668, before Wm. Hathorne, assistant. 

Mr. William Browne is Dr, : On 13: 12: 1657, to 1 dayes 
work, 3s.; 13: 1: 1657, paid you by Tho. Goldthwrite, lli. 
17s, 6d, ; serving attacht, upon Samll, Bennett's land, 10s. 
3d. ; 2 : 3 : 1658, my liter one tide abord Will. Hollingworth, 
2s. 6d.; 20: 4 mo. arresting Mr. Purchas, 2s,; attaching 



106 THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

goods in Jon. Ormes hand of Will. White, and answering 
Danyell Salmon, 2s. 9d. ; 8 mo., dd. yor. son Samuell a uarow 
Ax, 5s. ; to pay me for Mr. Jolife for my liter, 31i. ; 9mo., for 
John Peach for hemp, 15s.; attaching goods of Will. Townes 
& attaching goods of old Gillum & his son, 9s. 3d. : attaching 
goods of Thomas Tuck & attaching Eichd. Stackhouse, 5s.; 
3: 9mo., dd. yorselfe 2 C. of siiger at 40s. p C, 41i. ; you 
are to pay me for Georg Bigford, 10s. ; and for Good. Ringe, 
2s. 6d. ; i : llmo., for Jon. Massy serving attachment, 3s. ; 
you promised to pay me 30s. out of 5li. Gs. which you recov- 
ered of one White, Hi. 10s.; 12mo., to Mathew Nixon, 1 
Bushell of pease, 4s.; arresting Eobt. Gray, Junr., Is. 6d. ; 
8 mo. 1659, my liter 2 tides aboard Adam Westgate, 5s.; one 
turne for paving stones, 5s. ; 1 : 5mo., you pmised to pay me 
for Samll. Benett about Mr. Webb's busines, ]li. 10s.; 7mo., 
John Symonds, 125 foot of board used at Mr. Ruckes, for Mr. 
Higgesson, 8s. ; dd. yourselfe 7 C & 261i. of barr Iron, 91i. Is. 
3d.; you had my liter 2 dayes aboard a french ship at Mar- 
blehead, Hi. 4s.; 8 mo, my liter for stones for your chimly, 
3s. 4d. ; and you are to paye me for Will Foard, 9s. ; for John 
Gent your son Will, pmised payment., 8s. ; William Biggford 
Arther Wormwood & John Rice are debts. Hi. 10s.; 23 
lOmo., to paye me for Ed. Woollen for land sold him, 81i 
28 : 11 mo., to pay me for Samll. Bennett, 2li. 10s. ; for Mans- 
feild entry of an Action, 10s. ; for John Codner, 6s. 3d. ; 1 mo., 
1660, ataching Left. Hewes body & goods, 15s. 3d. ; you are 
to paye for Joshua Codner, aresting of him twice for Ed. 
Woollen, 10s.; 2 mo., Mathew Nixon & B. Pease, 2s. 6d. ; 
3 mo., by liter 3 dayes & 3 nights to bring 4 liters of salt 
from abord Jerzy Browne, 12s. ; my liter upon ye same ship 
3 weekes, 21i. 8s. ; 4 mo., my liter to cary fish abord a french 
ship, 9s.; 5mo., you pmised to pay me for Mr. Michelot (I 
think his name is) for my liter to cary fish aboard his ship; 
at ye same time you pmised to pay me for Jerzy Browne, 12 s. ; 
6mo., for Goody Legg, 2s. 6d. ; for James Smith upon his 
presentment, 2s. 6d. ; 7 mo., for Mathew Woodwell for new 
barrels had of my son John, 4li. 14s. 6d. ; my liter 2 tumes 
for paving stones, 10s. ; my liter one tide to cary fish abord 
Mr. Grafton, 2s. 6d. ; 9 mo., for hemp Jon. Peach had, Hi. 
10s. 6d. ; lOmo., for Mr. Jolif for my liter to cary fish aboard 
a ship, 21i. 10s. ; for Capt. Pembleton, 10s. ; my liter 2 turnes 
for limestone a board Adam Westgate, 10s. ; aresting Good. 
Preston, 4s. ; 9 : 12mo., Ataching widdow Nicholson's house 
& land, 4s.; 1 mo. 1661, for Christopher Phelps, 5s.; 2 mo., 



THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 107 

my liter aboard Richard Holinworth for goods, 2s. Gd. ; 3 mo., 
my liter 2 tides abord Jon. Gardner for goods, 5s.; 4 mo., for 
Tho. Pitman of Marblehead, 15s. ; 8 mo., my share for making 
3 windows in the kitchen chamber, 17s. 8d. ; 12 : lOmo., for 
Tho. Clay, Hi. 3s. ; for Mr. Eussell, lis. ; for John Southwick, 
15s. lOd. ; 20: 2: 1662, your son John pmised to pay me for 
Mr. Endecot for aresting John Norton, 4s.; 3 mo., ataching 
Mordecai Crefords fish, waying & putting ye fish in house 
&c.. Hi. ; 2 : 4 mo., ataching Capt. Marshalls goods, 6s. ; 4 mo., 
ataching John Stacies land, 4s. ; 1 dayes worke about your 
pamides, 4s.; 5 mo., my liter aboard Capt. Clearke for wine 
& other goods, 8s. ; 8 mo., 1 dayes work in kitching chamber 
about doors, 3s. 8d. ; 2 dayes work in ye chamber to make 
closetts, 6s. 8d. ; 28: 9: 1663, for ye french potter, 6s.; for 
Jon. Ingerson, 21i. ; entry of 2 actions for Mr. Endecot, Hi. 
10s. ; for myselfe & my son John 34 dayes work ; my share of 
sawn timber, lis.; 2 peeces sawne timber 20 foote long, 2 
boards, 2s.; my share for the kitching frame, 161i. ; my share 
for covering & clabording, 21i. ; 8 dayes worke in ye kitchin. 
Hi. 4s.; you pmised to pay me for woollen, my share, llli.; 
paid you by Mr. Stileman, 51i. ; total, 12011. 16s. 6d. 

The whole estate had credits of 1761i. 3s. 6d. and debits, 
19511. 14s, Id., which makes 18s. payable by the pound. The 
several parcels of Land & house wherein the widow has her 
thirds for her life make 11711., her pt is 391i., which then 
makes about 14s. p li. payable to creditors. 
Essex County Quarterly Court Files, vol. 14, leaves 137-139. 

Estate of Thomas Randall of Marblehead. 

Inventory of the estate of Thomas Randall was brought in, 
26 : 9 : 1667. Court ordered that the estate remain in the 
hands of Sara, relict of John, until the court took further 
order. Salem Quarterly Court Records, vol. 5, leaf 7. 

Inventory taken Nov. 20, 1667, by Moses Mavericke and 
Erasomus James: One Rugg, Hi. 10s.; one Bolster and pil- 
low, 15s.; one bedsack with Flockes and two old Blanketts, 
10s.; 1 pr. of sheetts, 16s.; 1 pr. Breeches, 8s.; one whele, 4s.; 
one chest, 7s. ; one Hogg, 18s. ; Cotton yarne, 7s. ; one pewter 
Dish, poTinger and Driping pan, 5s. ; one smothing Iron and 
pot hangers, 5s. ; one Bed matt, 4s. ; total, 61i. 9s. Essex Coun- 
ty Quarterly Court Files, vol. 13, leaf 15. 



108 the probate records of essex county. 

Estate of John White of Haverhill. 

"The last Will & testament of John White of Haverhill 
made January: 1^*: 1668 I give to my Father W" : White 
one acre of meadow at y*" hethir North-meadow, & two spotts 
of meadow at the farre North-meadow a little beyond Good- 
man Heaths I give him also thirty acres of upland out of 
my hundred acres lying beyond Dan" : Bradleyes to the West- 
ward, w'"*' thirty acres he shall have dureing his life, & at his 
death it shall returne to my wife if liveing, otherwise to my 
son John. I give to Hannah my Wife my now dwelling 
house and home lott. I give her my Ox-comon lot; I give 
her my lott in the great plaine ; I give her my East meadow ; 

I give her three acres halfe at the farre North-meadow ; 

And I give her one acre pond meadow ; All which par- 
cells of meadow & upland thus mentioned to be given to my 
wife, I doe give them to her dureing the terme of her naturall 
life ; and at her death my will is that they shall returne to my 
Son John. I give unto my Son John all those uplands and 
meadowes that I am now possessed of, or shall of right fall 
by any after divisions in the Towne of Haverhill to my ac- 
comodations, excepting only as is above excepted in this my 
Will. I give all my stock of neat cattle, horses, sheep & swine ; 
& all my brasse, peuter, bedding, household stuff, implements 
of husbandry, & working tooles to Hannah my wife. My Will is 
concerneing my debts that they shall be paid out of my stock 
of cattle & moveables abovementioned. 

"I committ my Son John to the hands of my wife dureing 
the time of her widdow-hood, to be educated & brought up in 
y® feare of the Lord, & to be maintained out of y* estate that 
by this my Will I have given to my Wife. And in case shee 
shall marry againe then my will is that if my Father W™: 
Wliite please he shall have full power to take my Son John 
home to himselfe, & have the sole, & whole care of his educa- 
tion, & power to dispose of & order him; my Father White 
being to be allowed three pounds per annum toward the maine- 
tenance of my Son John out of that Estate that I have now 
by this will given to my Wife. I constitute & appoint Han- 
nah my Wife to be the sole Executrix of this my last Will & 
testament, & doe also desire my Father white to be Overseer of 
this my will, and helpefull to my Wife about the executeing 
of this my Will. John White did make this his Will & Testa- 
ment upon the day first above mentioned in y*^ presence of 
John Ward, Nath": Saltonstall." 

[no signature] 



THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 109 

Witness : John Ward, Nath". Saltonstall. 

Proved 23: Im: 1G68 by John Ward before Simon Brad- 
streete, and in Salisbury court, 13: 2m: 16G9 by Mr. Na- 
thanell Saltingstall. 

Inventory of the estate of John White of Haverhill, de- 
ceased Jan. 2, 16G8, taken Jan. 7, 1668 by Thomas Davis and 
George Browne: Weareing apparrell, hatts & linnin, 13li. 
15s.; Shooes, 2 paire, 10s.; Bedding, Ruggs, blanquetts, cur- 
taines & pillows, lOli. ; sheets, pillowbeers, table linnin, lOli. 
8s. 4d. ; cushions, 13s. 4d. ; cloth & yearne, 91i. 6s.; cotten 
wooll, lli. 10s.; corne, 5li. ; Brasse & peuter potts, &c., 31i. 
14s.; Earthen ware, 5s.; Tubbs, barrells & wooden ware, lli. 
10s.; chests, boxes, bedstedds, tables & chaires, 21i. 15s.; 
Tramells, Tongs, firepan, grideiron, &c., 10s.; Implements of 
husbandry, hamers, &c., lli. 13s. 4d. ; Two bibles, 8s.; Artil- 
lerie ware, lli. 10s. ; Saddle, pillion & pannell, 2li. ; collar & 
traise, yoaks, spanshackle, &c., lli. ; 2 oxen, 3 cowes, 2 young 
cattle, 301i. ; horse & Mare, lOli. ; sheep, 30s., swine, 31i. 10s., 
5li. ; House & home Lott of 4 acres, 301i. ; Meadow, 261i. 10s., 
Fourth division right to be laid out; upland improved & 
wast, 811i. 10s. ; 6 commonages in ye cow comon, lOli. ; A cow 
hide, 12s. ; In other small things about 10s. 

Attested in Salisbury court 13: 2m: 1669 by Hannah 
White. 

Essex County Probate Files, Doclcet 29,581. 

Estate of Henry Dab (of Marblehead?). 

Administration on the estate of Henry Dab, intestate, 
granted Mar. 31, 1668, to Mr. Moses Maverick and Samuell 
Ward, who were ordered to bring in an inventory to the next 
Salem court. Ipsivich Quarterly Court Records, vol. 5, page 
59. 

Estate of Edward Yard (of Marblehead?). 

Administration on the estate of Edw^ard Yard, intestate, 
granted Mar. 31, 1668, to Mr. Moses Maverick and Samuell 
Ward, who were ordered to bring in an inventory to the next 
Salem court. Ipsivich Quarterly Court Records, vol. 5, page 59. 

Estate of John Bhid (of Marblehead?). 

Administration on the estate of John Bird, intestate, 
granted Mar. 31, 1668, to Mr. Moses Maverick and Samuell 



110 THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

Ward, who were ordered to- bring in an inventory to the next 
Salem court. Ipswich Quarterly Court Records, vol. 5, page 59. 

Estate of Eichard Jane (of Marblehead?). 

Administration on the estate of Eichard Jane, intestate, 
granted Mar. 31, 1668, to Mr. Moses Maverick and Samuell 
Ward, who were ordered to bring in an inventory to the next 
Salem court. Ipswich Quarterly Court Records, vol. 5, page 59. 

Estate of William Law of Eowley. 

Administration on the estate of William Law, intestate, 
granted Mar. 31, 1668, to Faith, the widow. An inventory 
was presented and also a division of the estate to the widow 
and her child according to covenant before marriage, as also 
to the rest of the children, namely, Eebecca, Mary, Precilla 
and Aquilla, which were approved. Maxemilian Jewett, 
Eichard Swan, Ezekiell Northend, John Tod and Samuell 
Brocklebanke, who presented the division, were ordered to 
procure a meet person to take the said children with their 
respective portions and give security and return what they 
do to the next Ipswich court. The six or seven pounds re- 
maining undisposed of was ordered to be given the children 
or used to pay expenses in the settlement of the estate. Ips- 
wich Quarterly Court Records, vol. 5, page 57. 

Inventory taken Apr, 1, 1668, by Maxemillion Jewett, 
Eichard Swan, Ezekiell N"orthend, John Tod and Samuell 
Brocklebanke : in purse sillver, 19s. 8d. ; bookes, Hi. ; the 
best dublit and breches, 21i. 5s. ; the best jacket, Hi. 8s. ; one 
cloath coatte, 21i. ; one searge coate, Hi. 8s. ; one ould searge 
coat, 8s.; ould searge dublit & briches and other ould clothes 
as briches, drawers and stockins, Hi. Is.; one home made 
cloth jacket, 6s. ; boots and shoos, 18s. 2d. ; shifts. Hi. Is, ; 
bands and neck clothes, 13s. ; hats. Hi. 5s. ; one feather bed 
with the furneture on it, 71i. 17s.; 2 feather beds and 2 
feather boulsters & 7 feather pillows, 161i. ; 3 other boulsters, 
10s. ; one other feather bed, 4li. ; one greene Eug & one blue 
one, 31i. ; one yellow cotton Eug, Hi.; one Eed & one blew 
blanket, 10s. ; one paire of blankets more, 15s. ; one paire of 
white cotton blankets. Hi. 7s.; one bays blanket, 10s.; 3 ould 
blankets more, 18s. ; one greene English Eug, 21i. ; one new 
coverlet, Hi. 12s.; 4 curtaines and one valliant, Hi. 7s.; one 
bedsteed with curtaines and curtaine Eod, an old bed lieing 
on it, with matt and cord, 31i. 5s. ; one bedsteed more, Hi. 10s. ; 



THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. Ill 

6 wrought ciishins, 21i. 8s. ; 9 sheets, 31i, ; 2 table eloathes, 12 
table napkins, Hi. 13s.; one ould sheet, 2 towells, 9 pillow- 
bears and other ould linen, Hi. 16s.; one carpet and one ould 
eurtaine, 15s.; one searge hood, 15s.; one searge wascoate, 
12s. ; one penistone wascoate, 12s. ; one tufted hollon wascoate, 
5s. ; 4 cushins and a childs mantle. Hi. ; a sword, corslet and 
picke, 2li. 10s.; puter and tinn, 4li. 3s.; brase, 5li. 10s.; 2 
Iron pots, 6s. ; earthen ware, trenchers, glases and a lanthorne, 
12s.; hops, cards, yarne and Cotton woolle, 5li. 6s.; 3 chests 
and one box. Hi. Is. ; wheat, 31i. ; malt and barley, 61i. ; Rie, 
Hi. 12s.; oats, 10s.; a ferkin of soape, Hi. 6s.; kneading 
trough, meall sives and corne sives, 9s. ; bacon and porke, 10s. ; 
pease and beanes, 8s.; tallow and candles, 6s.; Indian corne, 
Hi. 17s. 6d.; wooden vessell. Hi. Is.; Tongs, tramells, greed- 
iron, morter, pestell, spad, shovell, axe and other Iron things, 
Hi. 13s.; a sadle and bridle, Hi. 10s.; cart, yoakes, chaines, 
slead, plough, forkes, cart Eoape and a wheale barow and 
such like things, -Hi. 8s.; 4 chaires and 2 ould cushins, 7s.; 
window glase, 13s.; one paire of oxen, 12li. 10s.; one paire of 
younger oxen, llli. 10s.; one paire of steeres, lOli. 10s.; one 
paire of younger steeres, 61i. 10s. ; one paire of younger 
steeres more, 51i. 10s.; 3 callves, 41i. 10s.; one heiffer, 21i. 
15s.; one yeare old beast, Hi. 17s.; 6 cowes, 261i. ; one calfe & 
10 shepe & 2 lambs, 7li. ; 4 cowes more, 151i. ; one mare and 
coult & a yereng horse, 91i. 10s. ; ten swine, 51i. 18s. ; house, 
barne, orchard and land on both side of the street, 401i. ; an 
acre and quarter of land neere to Samuell mighills, 81i. ; 4 
acres of land bought of John newmarch in the northeast feild 
and for land neere the cow bridge that was given to amend the 
said 4 acres, 301i. ; a percell of land beyond the mill River 
that was laid out unto him for an acre and halfe but part of 
the end next to the River being sould of to John Pearson and 
fenced of the rest with one acre of land in Simonds feild 
bought of Mr. Anthey Crosbie at 201i. ; 2 acre and a halfe of 
meadow in Satchwell meadow, 12li. 10s.; 2 acres of marsh 
by shad creeke, lOli. ; marsh at Elders Hands bought of Mr. 
Crosbie, 201i. ; 5 acres more meadow Rough & salt, 25li. ; 5 
acres more in the low marsh, 15li. ; marsh at hogg Hands, 4li. ; 
3 gates or cow commons, 61i. ; land at merimacke 140 acres 
and some meadow in Craine meadow, 501i. ; hay in the 
marshes, Hi. 10s. ; a cotton loum with furneture to it, 2li. 13s. ; 
a spoole wheell and bags, 7s. 6d. ; one chaire more, 4s. 6d. ; 2 
tables. Hi. 5s. 6d. ; a musket, 12s. ; a bedsteed more, 5s. ; a 
blew satanisco coat, Hi. 16s.; one Red Tammie coat, Hi.; 2 



112 THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

wascoats, Hi. 18s.; cash, 3li. ; 13 table napkins. Hi.; 6 pil- 
lowbeares. Hi. -Is.; 3 table cloathes, llli. 6s.; one appron, 6s.; 
towells and hollon cloath, 6s. 6d.; 7 sheets, 2li. 19s.; other 
linen and a boxe, 5s. ; 3 boxes with lace, 8s. ; 6 spoimes and one 
cotton bed, 19s.; pot hookes, sissers, shears, spurs with an 
ould covering and a peece of canvis, 13s. ; more estat that was 
in moueables by his wife faith, 321i. 18s. ; more estat in bills 
& bonds, 761i. 3s.; more estat due by bills and booke, 3511. 
10s. ; total, 65411. 6s. 4d. In debts due from this estat ac- 
cording unto covenant upon marriage, 20711. 13s. lOd. Essex 
County Probate Files, Docket 16,443. 

In answer to the petition of Maximilian Jewett, Richard 
Swan, John Tod, Ezekiell Northend and Samuell Brockle- 
banke and upon considering the condition of the widow Law 
being left with a young child, and that his portion is but 
equal with the other children of Wm, Law, and she being 
willing to take his equal share in such things that are less 
profitable for helping therein, showing herself a loving 
mother-in-law towards them, the court. Mar. 30, 1669, granted 
that if the child should die soon before it come of age that the 
mother may not be responsible to pay back all its portion, but 
only the land that falls to his share, the rest to belong to the 
mother in consideration of his bringing up. 

In accordance with the order of the court, Richard Swan, 
Maxemilian Jewett, John Tod, Samuell Brocklebank and 
Ezekiell Northend agreed with Henry Royly to take Mary 
Law and bring her up as a father, and to have her portion of 
her father's estate, to be delivered to her if she live, at age or 
marriage, if not, tx) be equally divided among the surviving 
children, — Her portion of the estate consisted of the barn and 
land on which it standeth, on the south side of the street be- 
twixt lands of Samuell Platts and John Tod, one third of 
Newmarshes lot, with the third part of the amends unto it, 5 
acres of meadow that belonged to Kewmarshes lot, one third 
of the five acres of marsh in the low marsh, and one gate, all 
amounting to 63li; also bedding, one blue trucking cloth 
blanket, two wrought cushions, table linen, and things in a 
box reserved for her by her mother, a blue sattonisco coat, 
linen lace, twenty shillings in silver, brass, pewter and tinn 
utensils, etc., amounting to 34li. 18s. 6d., the remainder being 
231i. Is. 6d. to be made up out of his estate. 

Henry Royley gave bond of 15011. to return the land and 
goods and to pay the 331i. Is. 6d. out of his estate in comon 



THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 113 

cattle. If the said Henry or his wife should die before she 
come to age or marriage the friends abovenamed to be as over- 
seers to see that she have the best care according to their 
discretion. 

Signed and sealed Apr. 1, 1669. Witness: John Johnson, 
Eobert Lord, St., An Mihill and Robert Lord, Jr. 

According to the above agreement James Bayley agreed to 
take Prisilla Law and bring her up as a father, and to have 
her portion of her father's estate, to be delivered to her if 
she live, at age or marriage, if not, to be divided among 
the sundving children. Her portion was the gate land beyond 
the mill River, the land called Simons field, one third part 
of Xewmarshes lot with a third of the amends to it, two 
acres and one half of meadow in Shatswell's meadow, the 
meadow bought of Samuell Mighill by Shad creek and two 
thirds of the five acres of marsh in the low marsh and one 
gate, all amounting to 621i. ; also bedding, table linen, a tufted 
Holland wastcoat, linen in a box reserved for her by her 
mother, a chest, twenty shillings in silver, brass, pewter, and 
tin utensils, etc., amounting to 221i. 8s. 6d., the remainder 
being 25li. lis. 6d. to be made up out of his estate. 

James Bayley gave bond of 15011. to return the land and 
goods and to pay the remainder out of his own estate. If 
the said James Bayley or his wife should die before she come 
to age or marriage, then the overseers abovenamed to see 
that she has the best of care. Signed and sealed Apr. 1, 1669. 

Witness : Eobert Lord, Sr. and Robert Lord, Jr. 

Faith Law administrator of the estate of William Law, her 
husband, agreed with ]\Iaximilian Jewett, Richard Swan, 
John. Tod, Ezekiell Northend and Samuell Brocklebanke 
to take Rebecka Law, and her portion of her father's estate, 
and having her choice in the divisions, she had the house, and 
orchard and all the land on which it standeth on the north 
side of the street, betwixt land of John Tod, Andrew Hiden 
and James Barker, Jr., land within the common field near to 
Samuell Mighill's, the marsh bought of Mr. Crosbie at the 
Elder Islands, one third of Newmiarshes lot, with a third of 
the amends to it, meadow in Shatswell meadow and one gate, 
in all amounting to 681i. ; also bedding, table linen, a red 
Tamy coat, linen in a box reserv^ed for her by her mother, 
linen lace, twenty shillings in silver, brass utensils to be di- 
vided with her brother, pewter utensils, etc. amounting to 
261i. 3s. 6d. the remaincler of the llOli. to be paid out of her 
estate. 



114 THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

Faith Law gave bond of 15011. to return the above expressed 
in kind and same when she comes of age or marriage, and the 
remainder of the llOli. amounting to 15li. 16s. 6d. to pay out 
of her own estate. 

Signed and sealed Apr. 1, 1669. Witness: Eobert Lord, 
Sr., John Tod and Eobert Lord, Jr. 

The division of the portion of Aquilla Law, youngest child 
of William Law, deceased, made by Maxemilian Jewitt, Sam- 
uell Brocklebanlve, Eichard Swann, Ezekiell Northend and 
John Tod and allowed by the court. Mar. 29, 1670: to Faith 
Law, the mother, 201i. and the remainder including the Mer- 
rimack land and the Hog Island meadow, to be divided among 
the other three children, making 30li. to each child. 

Ipsivicli Deeds, vol. 3, pp. 113, 114, 116, 146. 

Eebecca Law, being of age, acknowledged the receipt of 
llOli., from her mother-in-law Faith Law, administratrix of 
the estate of William Law her late husband. 

Signed June 9, 1676. Witness: Phillip Nellson, John 
Tod, Ezekiell :N"orthend. 

Eebecca Law of Eowley acknowledged the receipt from her 
mother in law Faith Law 121i., the portion due unto her in 
moveables by the death of her brother Aquilla Law; also 5li. 
more received of her mother as a legacy given to her by her 
grandfather Cheny. 

Signed June 9, 1676. Witness: Philip Nellson, John Tod, 
Ezekiell Northend. 

Acknowledged in Ipswich court Sept. 26, 1676 by Eebecka 
Law. 

Ipswich Deeds, vol. 4, page 51. 

Samuell Platts, Jr. of Eowley, husband of Mary Law, 
acknowledged the receipt of the portion of Mary Law, and 
fully acquits Henry Eyley from any claim from him of the 
portion of Mary Law from her father William Law. 

Signed Apr. 8, 1678. Witness: Ezekiell Northend, Jolin 
Tod. 

Acknowledged in Ips\vich court Apr. 30, 1678 by Samuell 
Platts, Jr. Ipswich Deeds, vol. 4, page 155. 

Estate of William Woodbury, Jr., of Beverly. 

Administration on the estate of Wm. Woodbery, intestate, 
granted Mar. 31, 1668, to Judith, liis widow, who presented 
an inventory amounting to 18811. 10s. 6d. Court ordered that 



THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 115 

she pay to the three children oOli. given them by their grand- 
mother, at age or marriage, and lOli. to the younger daughter 
at the age of eighteen or time of marriage, the house and land 
to be security. Judith Woodbery bound. Ipswich Quarterly 
Court Records, vol. 5, page 60. 

Inventory of the estate of William Woodbery, Jr., takea 
23: 11m: 1667, by Tho. Lowthroppe, William Dixeye, John 
Hill : his wearing Clothes, 5li. ; more for clothes, 21i. 10s. ; one 
musket. Hi. -is.; one bedstead, bedd & furniture, 121i. ; one 
trunelbedde & furniture, 4li. 10s.; six sheetes, 5li. 16s.; towe 
tabelclothes, 18s.; six napkins, 15s.; more in small lining, 
Hi. 18s. 6d. ; one greate chest & one cubard, 611. ; in plate, 
lOli. ; in puter, 61i. ; in brasse, 31i. 5s. ; in earthen ware, 18s. ; 
yron waire, 2li. 6s. ; table, chaires, stooles & lumber, 12li. ; one 
dwelling house, barne & five ackers of land, llOli. ; fiveteene 
accers of upland, 151i. ; one Cowe, 4li. lOs. ; towe pigs. Hi.; 
pine bords, 31i. ; total, 18811. 10s. 6d. The estate in debt 
lOOli., 7li., of which 501i. belongs to thre of the Childi-en 
given them by their grandmother. 

Attested in Ipswich court Mar. 31, 1668 by Judith Wood- 
bery, the widow. Essex County Probate Files, Docket 30,521. 

Estate of Martha Haffield of Ipswich. 

"In the name of God. Amen I martha Hafeild of Ipswich 
in new england being by reson of present sicknes much in- 
creasing uppon me seriously admonished of my mortality 
yit through y® mercy of God enioying perfect© memory and 
good vnderstanding after humble acknowledgment of y® great 
patience and rich mercy of God to me, a most unworthy 
siner all my life long and y* comending of my spirit to his 
grace in jesus christ my body after my decease to comely 
buryaU to y^ earth out of wch it was taken in hope of y** 
resurrection vnto etemall life and my deare children to y^ 
everlasting blessing of there heuenly father, I do hereby dis- 
pose of y* estate wch y® lord hath gracyousely giuen vnto me 
as followeth Imprimis I giue vnto my daughter mary Cob- 
bit ten shilling It I giue vnto my daughter Sarah Elsie ten 
shillings It I giue to my daughter martha Coye a pott brasse 
scillet and two larg peuter dishes It I giue to my daughter 
martha Coye fouer payer of sheetes wth fouer napkins and 
fouer pillowberes It I giue to my daughter martha Coye one 
kettle as also a stone jugg tipt wth silver It I giue to my 
daughter Ruth white two larg peuter dishes fouer payer of 



116 THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

sheetes fouer pillowbeeres and fouer napkins It I giue to my 
daughter Euth White one brasse kettle and two silver spones 
It I giue to my daughter Eachell Hafeild my house and land 
now in the hand of Eichard Brabroke prouided alway y* she 
shall giue security by y^ land for the pajonent of one third of 
the rent as it is now lett to Eichard Brabroke to my daughter 
martha Coye her heyers or assignes \ |for everj j yearely all the 
time of the lease and after the terme of the lease one third 
of the rent it may or shall be let for It my will is y* Eachell 
Haffeild my daughter shall pay one third of the rente of y® 
farme now in the hands of Eichard Brabroke to my daughter 
Euth white, to her heyers or assignes ] |for euer| | as it is now 
lett all the time of y^ lease, and after that is exspyerd one 
third of the rent it may or shall be lett for, secuering y® sayd 
Euth white her heyers or assignes by the land now in the 
hand of Eichard Brabroke for y*^ payment of the sayd rent 
It I giue vnto my daughter Eachell Haffeild my dwelling 
house wth all the appirtenances as also all my household 
goods \Tibequethed It my will is if Eachell my daughter shall 
depart this life wthout heyers lawfully beggotten of her body 
y® farme now in the hand of Eichard Brabroke be equally de- 
uided betwene my two daughters y* is martha Coye and Euth 
White and be to them and there heyers for euer It I giue to 
my two daughters martha Coye and Euth white all my weare- 
ing apparrell both linnen and woollen I do appoyint my 
much honerd frind m*" Eichard Hubbard executor of this my 
last will and testament in 'witnes hereof I haue set to my 
hand this 11th of June 1662." 

Martha (her M mark) Haffeild. 

Witness : Samuell Younglove, Daniel warner, sener. 

Proved in Ipswich court Mar. 31, 1668 by the witnesses. 

Inventory of the estate of the Widow Hafiil taken Mar. 30, 
1668, by William Greare and Walter Fayerfeld: one f ether 
Bead and Boulster, 411. 15s. ; one flock Bead, 21i. ; one old 
Bead, one bolster, one Coverlett, 2 old blankets, 21i. ; Cur- 
tains, one old Euge and 2 old Blankets, 21i. 14s.; fouer pel- 
lows and 2 Lettill pellows, Hi. ; seven Lettell Bras kettels and 
one bras pan, 31i. ; tooe Brass poots, one poote, skellet, one 
morter, 31i. 5s. ; tooe old warming pans, 5 old brass skellets, 
one per of skels and one old Chafing dish, Hi. 10s.; twelve 
pewter dishes, fouer basons, 3 old puter pots and other old 
peuter, 21i. 9s. 6d. ; one old frying pan, one seat of Curtine 
Rods and one Lettill Iron pott, one trammell and other ould 
Iron, Hi. 9s.; seven pair of sheets and one single shete and 



THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 117 

other old sheets, 41i. 10s. ; seventen ould worne pellowbers, 
21i. 10s.; one table cloth and 12 napkins, Hi. 9s.; the widdows 
wering Lenning and gloves, Hi. lis.; one hatt, one arporne 
and Looking glass, 17s. ; the widdows wearing wollen clothes, 
51i. 12s. ; three old Bookes, 2 brushes, one old basket, 9s. ; one 
clok, old per bellows, 2 old hougsheads, 17s.* thre old Chests, 
one trunk, thre old small cask, 16s.; one silver Boule, 2 sil- 
ver spoons, one tept juge, 31i. 18s.; tooe old whels and tooe 
old chayers, 5s.; one old Cow, 31i. ; total, -1911. 16s. 6d. 

The sum Colected will amount to 441i. of which the Court 
haveing Asiggned, 361i., Eemain, 8li. For cost of Court in 
sueing for the gold, 121i. ; the buriall of our mother, 21i. 10s.; 
depts that Thomas WTiite stands Ingaged for to Mr. Wade, 
31i. ; for shooes, 10s., feching her goods to Wenham, Hi., Hi. 
10s. ; paying the tailor for making too waskoats, 5s. ; more to 
Eobert Kinsman for wood for his mother, 7s., total, 271i. 12s. 
Pd. by a howse hee sold, (a small house & 4 Rode of Land), 
61i. 10s. ; the ballanc due to Tho, White vpon this acct. to be 
pd out of the wid. Haffeilds estate is 2 Hi. 2s, 

Eichard Hutton and John Clark having viewed the farm 
of the widow Harffield judge it to be worth, 30011., and the 
whole estate both lands and moveables amount to 34911. 16s. 
6d. 

This inventory attested in Ipswich court Mar. 31, 1668 by 
Eichard Coy and Thomas Wliite. 

Inventory of the goods found in the house of the Widow 
Haffield, taken 15: 10m: 1665, by John Whipple, Sr. and 
Eichard Hubberd : nine peuter dishes, 6 pottingers, 2 pint 
potts, one quart pot, one peuter bowle, 3 chamber potts, 2 
bottles, one candlestick, one little peuter pott. Seaven brasse 
Kettles, one wash pan, one chafing dish, two brasse potts, one 
brasse cover, 5 brasse skiUets, a copper skillet, one bell mettle 
mortar, 2 w[ar]ming pans, one iron pot, 2 smoothing irons, a 
gridiron, one — iron, one tramell, a spit, a firepan, a pr. of 
tongs, one Andiron. One tinne tunnell, one pr. of bellowes, 2 
brushes, one Wicker basket, two chayres, 2 cushons, some old 
tubbs of little valiew, one silver bowle, 2 silver spoones, one 
silver tipt jugge. One feather bed, 4 great feather pillowes, 
2 feather boulsters, 2 little pillowes, 2 flock beds, one Eug, 
one woosted coverled, an old coverled, one old cloath cloak, 2 
gownes, one stamell petticoat, cloath for 2 wascoats, one cloak 
& safeguard, other old wearing cloathes, 4 aprons of linen & a 
say apron. One trunk, one wainscoat chest and another chest 



118 THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY.' 

conteyning eleaven pr. of sheets, one halfe sheet, one dozen of 
Napkins, 2 pr. of Pillowbeeres, 2 small platters. Six pr. of 
holland pillowbeers, one dozen of jSTapkins, one Table cloath, 
one pr. of old sheets, one pr. of ho — sheets, Two pewter Pot- 

tengers, one earthen Chamber , seaven yds. of cotton & 

Linnen Cloath, one chest, a small box of old Lumber; also 
without the house, one cow and a sow about a year old. 

These goods were delivered into the custody of Thomas 
Whyte of Wenham until the next March court at Ipswich, he 
standing bound to give an account thereof. 

Witness: Francis Wainewright, Samuell Younglove. 

John Dodge, Walter Fayerfield and William Geare de- 
clared to the court Mar. 30, 1668, at the request of Serg. 
Thomas White, that in their judgnient he was worthy of 221i. 
per year for the keeping and attending of his mother. 

Essex County Probate Files, Docket 12,051. 

Eichard Hubbard who was named as executor, refused to 
serve, and Thomas White was appointed administrator. Said 
White was allowed charges of 211i. 2s. for care of his mother 
and other expenses. 

Lawrence Clenton surrendered his right and interest in the 
will of his mother-in-law Martha Halfield on Mar. 31, 1668, 
to Thomas Fiske of Wennam as feoife in trust for Eachell 
Clenton, his wife. Ipswich Quarterly Court Records, vol. 5, 
page 61. 

Petition to the General Court Apr. 29, 1668, of Josiah 
Cobbet and Mary his wife, with John Ilsley and Sarah his 
wife, shewing that the late Richard Hayfeild heretofore of 
Sudbury, England, and Judeth his wife, by whom he had 
several children, sons and daughters, and his wife departing 
this life leaving only two daughters, Mary and Sarah, he 
married a second wife by whom he had several children, three 
of whom (daughters also) are now living; the said Richard 
with his second wife removed from Sudbury into New Eng- 
land bringing a considerable estate in goods and ready money, 
and afterwards he sold a good estate in land, left him by their 
grandfather, and settled in Ipswich. Their father being 
sickly for some time before his death which was about twenty 
nine years since, made his will, as they were informed, and 
bequeathed to each of his five daughters 301i., leaving the 
rest of the estate to their mother in law during her life, at 
her death to be divided equally to the five daughters, but 
their mother not only gave her own three daughters the 301i. 



THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 119 

apiece but added 501i. to them, and to us not one penny, 
never proving our father's will or taking administration on 
his estate as we could find recorded in any court; she not 
only gave liberally to her own daughters, but made a will and 
bequeathed the remainder of their father's estate which was 
above oOOli., giving them ten shillings each, thereby cutting 
them off from his estate ; and they having the best right to the 
estate ask that the will of their mother in law may be de- 
clared null and void and that on due hearing they may be at 
least equal sharers in their father's estate. The magistrates 
judge meet that the petitioners be left to the ordinary course 
of law to prosecute their complaint. 

In a second petition to the Court at Boston May 19, 1669, 
by the same parties they shew that a considerable part of the 
estate came with their own mother, and they have endeavored 
by course of law to obtain their rights and not been successful, 
again ask for consideration of their case. 

The matter of this petition having passed through two 
County Courts and at a Court of Assistants in all which the 
Court and jury passed against the petitioners therefore we 
see no cause to gratify the petitioners in granting them any 
further opportunity to spend their estate or give further 
trouble to this court. 

May 22, 1669 consented to by the deputies and that the 
petitioners may have their 10s. again. 

Mass. Archives, vol. 15B, pp. Ill, 116. 

The deposition of Symon Thompson, aged about 60 years, 
he "being watching with Richard Halfield when he lay upon 
his death bed about 29 years agone this deponent, moved, the 
sayd Eichard Halfield to give his two eldest daughters viz./ 
(mary the wife of Josiah Cobbit and Sara the wife of John 
Ilslye) somthing more then he did his other daughters, which 
he had by this wife, he answered, I dare not I have given them 
all portions alike, and what is left to be devided amongst 
them." Taken upon oath Apr. 4, 1668 before Symon Brad- 
streete and Wm. Hathorne. Ipswich Deeds, vol. 3, page 61. 

Matliew Hafield, in her will nominated her executor, but he 
refused to serve, and administration was granted to Thomas 
White; he having deceased before he had fully administered 
the estate, the court Sept. 2, 1695, appointed Ruth Wliite, 
only daughter of the deceased, administratrix, she giving 
bond to bring in an inventory and to render an account of her 



120 THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

administration on or before September, 1696. Essex County 
Probate Records, vol. 305, page 79. 

Bond of Euth White, of 401i., with John Dennis and John 
Croade, as sureties, Sept. 2, 1695, for the administration of 
the estate of Mathew Hafield, late of Wenham. Witness: 
Stephen Sewall, John Carlton. Essex County Probate Files, 
Docket 12,051. 

Estate of John Hassall of (Ipswich?). 

Administration on the estate of John Hassall, intestate, 
granted Mar. 31, 1668 to Thomas Lovell, his son-in-law. Ips- 
ivicli Quarterly Court Becords, vol. 5, page 61. 

Inventory taken Apr. 3, 1668 by William Goodhue and 
Thomas Knowlton, Sr. : a house lott and a sixe acre lott, 401i. 

Eeceived in Ipswich court Mar. 31, 1668. Essex County 
Probate Files, Docket 12,992. 

Estate of Peter Cooper of Eowley. 

"I Fetter Couper Being very weake of body but of perfect 
vnderstanding and memory doe make and ordaine this my 
Last will and Testament, After my debts paid In priniis I 
will and giue vnto my welbeloued wife Emm Couper my 
Eiding horse for hir owne; also I will and giue vnto hir the 
one third part of my wholle estat of the best that she shall 
thinke meet to chuse for hir owne use and benefit and this she 
shall haue dureing hir Naturall life Item I will and giue 
vnto my childeren Samuell Mary Deborah and Sara the Eest 
of my estate my son Samuell Couper to haue a duble portion 
to any of his sisters, my daughter mary How Deborah and 
Sara to haue equall portions my will is that the two and 
thirty pounds that I haue all redy giuen to to my daughter 
mary how be accounted as part of the portion that I doe here 
giue also my will is that my excequtor shall haue liberty to 
pay (that part that may fall to be hir portion of the two thirds 
of my estat when it is knowne to make vp her two and thirty 
pounds equall to what wilbe the portions of my other two 
daughters & to pay) it mio hir in foure or fine yeares after 
my decease Item my will further is that my wellbeloued 
wife shall haue and I frely giue vnto her twenty pounds out 
of the thirds of my estat that I haue giuen hir dureing hir 
life to be at hir o\vne will and despose : and for the rest of 
my estat after hir decease my will is that my son Samuell 



THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 121 

shall haiie a duble portion of it to either of his sisters and I 
will and giiie one fift part of this which wilbe an eqiiall sister 
part or daughters portion to be equally de\dded vnto the Chil- 
deren of my daughter mary How if any then liveing also 
my will is that my welbeloued witfe Emm Couper be the solle 
excequtorix of this my last will and Testament Made and 
Signed this third of January 16G7." 

Peter (his P mark) Couper. 

Witness: Maxemillion Jewett, Samuell Brocklebanke. 

Proved in Ipswich court Mar. 31, 1668 by the witnesses. 

Inventory taken by Maxemillion Jewett, Samuell Brockle- 
banke and John How : one Cloke, Hi. 5s. ; the best Jacket and 
breches, Hi. 15s. ; a searge dublet and breches, 17s. ; Jacket 
and breches of home made cloath. Hi. ; one ould coate, 5s. ; 
other ould Cloathes and two hates and a paire of stockins. Hi. ; 
the best bed with all the furniture about it, 81i. Id. ; one bed 
more in the parler, 3li. 10s. ; one bed in the Chamber, 31i. 5s. ; 
one coverlet, one blankett and 7 coushins. Hi. 12s. ; hempe 
and flaxe and tow, 5s. ; towe yarne, 6s. ; cotton woolle, 4li. 
10s.; barlley and malt, 21i. 15s.; pease and beanes. Hi.; Eie 
4 bush., 16s.; hogsheads and other tubbs, 12s.; cheste and 
boxe, lis.; kneeding trough and sives, 4s.; bages, 15s.; bas- 
kets and ould bedsteeds and a fall table, 5s. ; wheat, Hi. ; one 
paire of the oxen, 131i. ; one paire of oxen more, llli. ; a white 
face cow and hir calfe, 51i. 2s. 6d. ; one ould blacke cow and 
her calf, 4li. 17s. 6d. ; one other blacke cow and hir calfe, 5li. ; 
one farrow cow, 31i. 6s. 8d. ; one heifer comeing 3 yeare ould, 
31i. ; 2 cattell comeing 2 yeare ould, 5li, ; 2 yeareing cattell, 
31i. ; 7 swine, 51i. 10s. ; cart, sleade, A'ockes, Chanes, ploughs, 
cart roape and all other tacklings belongeing to them, 61i. ; 
house, barne, orchard and land that it stand on on the east 
side of the street, 55li. ; land on the west side of the street 
being elleven acres, 46li. ; one acre of land in bacheler feild, 
2li. ; Mne acres of land at new Plaine, 131i. 10s. ; two acres 
and a halfe of upland called gate land and two acre and a 
half e of meadow one the same account of gate land, 4li. ; 
meadow in bachelor meadow one acre and a halfe, 71i. 10s. ; 
one acre and a halfe of marsh at oyster poynt, 31i. ; one acre 
and halfe Eough marsh, 5li. ; two acres of marsh at Mr. 
Dumers farme be it more or lese, 81i. ; two acres more of 
salt marsh, 4li. ; hay in the barne, 5li. ; gate marsh at hoge 
Hand marsh and for a peace called highway marsh, 71i. ; land 
at merrimacke, 201i. ; land at Village, 181i. ; 5 gates or com- 
monages, lOli. ; cotton yarne, 31i. ; axes, sithes, sickles, spades, 



122 THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

shovells, forkes, boriors, Tongs and other ould Iron things, 
2li. 6s. ; a halfe bush, measure, Is, 6d. ; keeller, pailles and 
trayes, 12s. 2d. ; bonlles and dishes, Trenchers, 2s. 8d. ; backon, 
2li. ; brase vessells, Hi. 1-is. ; pots and other Iron things as 
smothing Iron, heater, lanipe and a paire of bellowes, Hi. -is. ; 
puter and spouns, 16s.; one foulleing peece, 21i. ; amies and 
amunission, 2li. 12s. ; tables, forme and chaires, Hi. 10s. ; 
wheelles for cotton and linen and Cards with other things, 
15s.; a coubbard, 10s.; beare vesell and meat tubbs, 12s.; 
linen sheets, pillow beares, napkins and such like things, 4li. 
10s.; more hempe and flax and a pillion, 10s.; Indian come, 
40 bush., 6li. ; wheelle barrow, how, 8s.; one broad axe, 5s.; 
estate in bill and other way, 161i. 17s.; debts due from the 
Estate, 321i. ; whole estate, 396li. 8s. 4d. ; debts deducted there 
remains, 36411. 8s. 4d. 

Attested in Ipswich court Mar. 31, 1668 by Emm Cooper, 
widow of Peeter, and executrix of his estate. 

Essex County Probate Files, Docket 6,321. 

Estate of Charles Gott, Sr. of Wenham. 

"23" of IV^ mo: 1667 The Last Will & Testament of 
Charles Gott seni"" I Being Sick & weake of Body yet of pfit 
memory Comit my soull into the hands of Almighty God & 
my Saui"^ Jesus Christ & Dispose of my Goods as followeth 
Imprimise I Giue to my well beloued wife my howse & one 
third Pte of my Land in the plaine Duering hir life time & 
the Rest of my land in the plaine I Giue to Charles & Daniell 
Charles to haue two Akres & my son daniell the Rest & at my 
wifes Descease my son Charles to haue one Akre more & 
the howses & Rest of my wifes thirds to be my son Daniells 
Also my will is that my son Charles shall haue two Akrs of 
medow & my son Daniell the other six also my will is that my 
son Charles shall haue my Create Copper Kitle & my son Dan- 
iell my Brass Kitle also I Giue to my son Daniell my Bed & 
furniture except the Rugg & Blanket which I Giue to my son 
Charles onely my wife is to haue the vse of it hir life time 
also my will is that my sou Daniell shall |lhaue|! my halfe 
horse & the rest of my Catle & swine I Giue to my wife to be 
at hir despose & for the Rest of my moueable Goods I Giue 
to my two sons Charles & Daniell to be Eaqually Deuided 
Betwixt them at thire mothers Descease also my will is that 
my well beloued wife be soule executrex to this my will also 
I make Choic of william Geare & Thomas fiske my ouerseeres 
to Assist my wife that this my will be Attended." 

[no signature] 



THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 123 

Witness: "William Geare, Tho. Fiske. 
Proved in Ipswich court Mar. 31, 1668 by the witnesses, 
to be the last will of Charles Gott of Wenhain. 

Inventory of the estate of Mr. Charles Gott, Sr. of Wen- 
ham, who died Jan. 23, 1667, taken Jan. 26, 1667, by William 
Clarke and William Geare : the dwelling house & bame, 421i. 
10s.; the Heirable Land, 671i. 10s.; Eight acres of medow, 
161i. ; neate Cattle, sheep & horses, 171i. Is.; swine, 2li. ; 
Come, -lli. 10s. ; Apparell, 61i. 6s. ; Bedd & Bedding, 121i. 
10s. ; Gotten yarne & fflax, lli. 13s. ; Puter, lli. os. ; Brasse, 
51i. is.; Iron ware, 6li. 16s.; meate & butter, 2li. ; a bedstead, 
Cubberd, Chest & other houshould implemts, 5li. ; total, 19011. 
15. Debts about 14li. 

Received in Ipswich court Mar. 31, 1668. 

Essex County Prolate Files, Docket 11,320. 

Estate of George Taylor of Lynn. 

"Decemb 20*'^ 1665 The Last will, of Gorge Tayler Liue- 
ing in Line in the County of Essexe beeing at this Present 
time : at the wrighting heare of in Perfet Memory and have- 
ing his sences and vnderstanding. Imprimis, First, I Com- 
mit my bodye to the Dust, and my Sperrit vnto god, that gave 
it, I will that I make my wife Elizabeth Tayler: my full and 
solle Excector: and William Clarke and Henery Ehodes my 
over seers: I will: that my wife Elizabeth Tayler have and 
Inioye all my Howses Land and Medowe with all my Cattell 
great and small : Allsoe I will that my wife Elizabeth Tayler 
Out of this Estate Paye vnto my sarvant Joseph Farre the 
some of tenne Powndes: I Gorge Tayler: doe make this my 
Last will and Deed :" 

George (his mark) Tayler (seal) 

Witness: William (his — mark) Clarke, Henery Ehodes. 

Proved in Ipswich court Mar. 31, 1668 by the witnesses. 

Inventory taken by Henery Rhodes, William Clarke: in 
Cloathes, -lli. 9s. 6d.; in Linen, 411. 15s.; beding, 61i. 13s.; 
bras, Eyron and Pewter, 21i. 5s. ; gun, sord and owld Eyron, 
31i. 10s, ; Inglish graine, 31i. 4s. ; fiaxe and yarden, lli. 10s. ; 
a Panell, 6s.; meate, 21i. ; Cart, Plow and slead, 21i. ; hay, 
41i. ; 10 shepe, 5li.; A Pare of Oxen, llli.; five cowes, one 
calfe, 201i. ; tenne Acors of upland & medow, 501i.; three 
Acors of upland, 61i. ; in bowsing, lOli. ; mare and coullt, 
51i.; bookes. Hi.; swine, 2li.; total, 14411. 12s. 6d. 



124 THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTr. 

Attested in Ips^^'icll court Mar. 31, 1668 by Elizabeth Tay- 
lour, the executrix. 

Essex County Prolate Files, Docket 27,300. 

Estate of Thomas Howlett, Jr., of Ipswich. 

"This 21 Day of Desember 1667 Wheras I Thomas How- 
let IIJu"".!! being weak in body yet haueing my perfite vnder- 
standing doe make this to be my last will and testament Imp 
in case my wife be with child and hath a son I doe giue and 
bequeaue to him halfe as much more to him as to any one of 
my Daughters, but if it be a daughter then I doe giue and be- 
queaue unto my e[l]dest daughter one third part more then 
vnto any of the other two. and also I doe giue and bequeaue 
to my two youngest daughters equal portions both alike, and 
these to be heire one to an other in case either of them dy 
childles and further I doe giue and bequeaue vnto my Dere 
and loueing wife al my moueable goods and my stock and the 
benifite of the || housing and|| lands vntell my chilren com 
to age which wil be at the day of mariage or at eighteen years 
of age for my Daughters and my son at one and twenty, 
and after the children com to age she shal haue halfe the ben- 
ifite of the ! [housing and] | lands dureing her life tim I will- 
ing my debts to be payd out of my estate doe make my ffather 
Pebody and my wife excecutor & excecutres." 

Thomas (his X mark) Howlet, 

Witness: John Eedington, Sr., Daniell Bonnan, Isaacke 
Cumings, Sr. 

Proved in Ipswich court, Mar. 31, 1668 by John Eedding- 
ton and Isaack Comings. 

Inventory of the estate of Thomas Howlet, Jr., deceased 
Dec. 23, 1667, taken by Isaacke Cunmiings and John Eed- 
ington : house and lands one hundred acres more or les, 2201i. ; 
one horse, 61i. ; tM^o oxen, 14li.; five Cows, 201i. ; two 3 yeare 
old steers, 71i. ; two hefers at one yeare old, -ili. 12s. ; nine 
swine, 7li. ; Beding, bedsted, Coverlid, two blankets, Curtins, 
bed, strawbed, bolster and sheets, two pilows, 81i. ; five sheets, 
a table cloath, seven napkins, three shurts, foure pillowbeers, 
61i. ; Dublite, paire of breches, two Coats, paire of drawers, 
two paire of stockings, 31i. 10s. ; paire of boots, Hi. ; his best 
aparill he gave away when he was vpon his death bed; two 
brase kittles, bras skilet, pewter and tinn of al sorts, 41i. ; 
meat, porke, baken and sewet, 5li. 10s. ; Iron materialls, share, 
coulter, chaine, adses, exes, wedges, agers, saws, yoaks, hamers 



THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 125 

and all the other tools of iron, 31i. ; two gunse, 2li. 15s.; 
yearne twenty pound hemp and flex, 2li. 10s.; tables, chests, 
chaires, stools, barells, tubs, pailes, boxes, wheels with al the 
rest of the wooden ware, a case for glases, 2li. 10s.; two and 
twenty bushels of Indean Corne, 21i. 18s. 8d. ; eight and 
twenty bushels of wheat, 7li. ; Twelve bushels of barly, four 
bush, of rye, 3li. 4s. ; Two hats and gloves. Hi. 6s. ; Books and 
sadle. Hi. ; debts due to him, 71i. 5s. ; total, 34011. 8d. 
Allowed in Ipswich court Mar. 31, 1668. 

Essex County Prolate Files, Docket 14,092. 

Estate of Edward Eurin of Exeter. 

George Yezie and James Kid, administrators, were bound 
14: 2 : 1668, to give an account of the estate of Edw. Evrin. 
Salisbury Quarterly Court Records, vol. 3, leaf 99. 

Estate of Eichaed North of Salisbury.* 

"In the name of God Amen: The 26*^^ day of January 1648 
I Eichard Nortli of the towne of Salisbury in y^ County of 
Norfolke, massechusets in Newengland husbandman being 
weake in body butt of sound & pfect memory (prayse bee 
giune to God for the same) and knowing the vncertenty of 
this life on earth, and being desierous to settle things in 
Order doe make this my last will & Testamen* in manner & 
forme following: That is to say first & principally I comend 
my Soule to Allmighty God my Creato'^ assueredly beleiuing 
that I shall receiue full pardon & free remission of all my 
Sinns, & bee saved by y® p'^sious death & meritts of my 
blessed Savio*" & Eedeemer Christ Jesus, & my body to y* 
earth from whence it was taken to bee bm-ied in such decent, 
& Christian manner as to my Executrix herafter named 
shalbee thought meet & convenient And as touching such 
worldly estate as y^ Lord in mercy hath lent mee, my will & 
meaning is the same shalbee imployed, & bestowed as here 
after by this my will is expressed : And first I doe revoke re- 
nounce frustrate, & make void all wills by mee formerly 

made or declared by w wTiting & declare, & appoint this 

my last will & Testament & none other: ffirst I will that all 
those debts & duties as I owe in right, & Conscience to any 
manner of pson or psons whatsoever shalbee well & truly con- 
tented & payd, or ordeined to bee payd w*''in convenient 

* See also Records and Files of the Quarterly Courts, Essex 
County, Mass., vol. 4 (1914), p. 347; vol 5 (1916), p. 235. 



126 THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

tyme after my decease by my Executrix: Item I giue & be- 
queath to my daughter Mary Jones, the wyfe of Thomas 
Jones fine pound: & to my grand childe Ann Bates the 
childe of my daughter Sarah 01d[a]m fiue pound pvided 
shee bee aliue att my decease: Item I giue & bequeath vnto 
my daugh[ter] Susana Martyn y^ wyfe of George Martyu 
twenty shillings & the tenn pound w*^*' hir husband the said 
George Martyn doth owe vnto mee for cattle w"^*^ hee receiued 
of mee: Item I giue & bequeath the residue of all my goods 
Chattells lands howsings debts bills bonds w*"^ all other Eights 
and privilidges to mee any wayes appertaining or belonging: 
(after my debts pay'd my funeraU expences performed & 
these my Legasies conteined in this my p^'sent Testament 
f unfilled) vnto my deare & welbeeloued wyfe Vrsula North 
whom I doe make & ordeine my sole Executrix : Also I doe 
make & Ordeine my trustie and welbeeloued ffriends M"^ Tho. 
Bradbury & Richard Wells both of Salisbury Overseers of 
this my Will & Testament and for their care & paynes therin 
I bequeath to each of them tenn shillings as a token of my 
love: And In witness that this is y^ Act & deed of mee the 
said Richard North I haue hervnto sett my hand & seale the 
daye & yeare aboue written." 

Richard (his ) mark) North (seal) 

Witness: Tho. Bradbury, Mary Joness. 

Attested by Tho. Bradbury and Mary Jones, now wife of 
Nath Winsley. [no date] 

Inventory of the estate of Richard North of Salisbury, taken 
Mar. 16, 1667-8, by Richard Wells, Henry Browne and Sam- 
muell ffelloes : houses, landes, midoes and preveliges belonging 
there vnto, 401i. ; debtes due, 75li. 17s. 9d. ; 2 cows and there 
caLfes, 81i. ; one yeare old calfe, Hi.; corne, 14s.; puter and 
brase, 21i. 10s. ; iron potes, in old iron. Hi. ; books, 12s. ; waring 
does linon and wollon and shoes, 71i. ; mony, 6s. ; the trunke 
and linnon in it, 5li; a bed and beding, 5li. ; a trunelbed, 
tabell and other wodden hould goodes, 2li. ; prouission in 
the house. Hi. 10s.; erthen vesselles and all othe small 
thinges, 5s. 

Attested in Salisbury court, 14: 2: 1668 by Ursula North. 
Essex County Probate Files,, Docket 19,587. 

Francis (his W mark) Bates and wife Ann (her D mark) 
formerly Ann Oldum, acknowledged receipt from Ursula 
North, executrix of Richard North of Salisbury, deceased, of 



THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 127 

a legacy given to said Ann in the will of her grandfather, 
Eichard North, Oct. 4, 1669. Witness: Tho: Bradbury and 
Eichard Wells. Acknowledged by both Oct. 5, 1669, before 
Eobert Pike, commissioner. 

Thomas (his mark) Jones of Gloucester, formerly called 
Cape Ann, acknowledged receipt from Ursula North of Salis- 
bury, widow, of a legacy given to his wife Mary in the will of 
her father, Eichard North of Salisbury, late deceased, July 
2-4, 1669. Witness: Tho. Bradbury and William Bradbury. 
Proved by oath of the witnesses in court at Salisbury Apr. 29, 
1673. 

Norfolk County Records, vol. 2, leaf 292. 

Susanna Martyn and Mary Jones making application for 
the division of the estate of Eichard North between them, by 
virtue of a judgment of the Court of Assistants in March, 
1673-4, which declared thaf said North's will was not legally 
proved and referred it to the Norfolk court 14: 2: 1674, 
affirmed that it had been legally proved, and Capt. Bradbury 
testified that he was one of the witnesses before the court and 
at that time he was compos mentis. Salisbury Quarterly 
Court Records, vol. 2, leaf 28. 

Court 14: 2: 1674, ordered that the papers put into this 
court about North's will be delivered to Susannah Martyn 
and Nathll. Winsly, each to have their own papers, all except 
the copy of the judgment ^of the Court of Assistants, last past. 
Salisbury Quarterly Court Records, vol. 2, leaf 30. 

Estate of Samuel Shepard of Rowley. 

"Aprill 4 1668 I Samuell Shepard now of Rowley being 
very weeake in body yet of competent judgment and perfect 
memory doe leaue this as my last will and Testament Con- 
cerneing the disposseall of my worldly estate which goS hath 
giuen and from man is due Imprimis That forty pounds due 
to me by my granfather Hookers will one twenty ther of I 
doe bequeath to my honered vncle Newton the other Twenty : 
ten to my vncle Willson and ten to my vncle Samuell Hooker 
My estat in or about Rowley I doe wholy giue vnto my Child 
Samuell ; And the care and education of him my sonn Samuell 
Shepard I giue ouer into the hands of my honered father and 
mother flint And the wholle estat that I haue giuen vnto him 
to be improued by them accor[d]ing vnto ther best descresion 
for to inable them to bring him vp with such education as 
they in ther wisdom shall Thinke best \Titill he come of age : 



128 THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

And if it should please the lord to take away my Sonn by 
death befor he come of age to Eeceaue his estat my will is that 
my father and mother haue all his estat excepting ; my libery 
which Then I will and giiie to my brother Jeremiah Shepard ; 
also my will is that my writings the which and the use of 
which be made ouer vnto my loueing brother Josiah flint: 
my three zauches I haue given vnto my brother Jeremiah 
Those in ould couers my will is and I giue full power 1 1 of 
escequtorship | \ vnto these my honered father and mother 
flint that out of the moueables of the said estate they doe 
Eequite according vnto ther wisdome the kindnes of any one 
of our loueing friends whether natturall Eelations or stran- 
gers only i bequeath to my brother Seth a heiffer calfe of a 
yeare ould and to my Sister Euth a calfe of this yeare that also 
is a heiffer : let it also be vnderstood that I will my debts and 
funerall expences be discharged out of this estat." 

Sam : Shepard. 

Witness : Samuell Brocklebanke, Sarah Phillips, Hannah 
Hassen. 

Proved Apr. 22, 1668 by Lt. Samuell Brocklebanke and 
Hanah Hassen before Mr. Samuell Symonds and Maj. Gen. 
Daniel Denison. 

Inventory of the estate of Mr, Samuell Shepard, late Pas- 
tor of the church in Eowley, taken by ]\Ioses Paine, Maximil- 
ian Jewett and Samuell Brocklebanke : in silver & plate, 131i. 
10s. ; waring clothes liunen & woollen, 371i. 10s. ; Cushions 
and chaires, 141i. 10s. ; Tables, carpetts, cupboards, 61i. 10s. ; 
Chests, trunkes, boxes & Deskes, Hi. ; Bedsteads & Beding, 
301i. ; Table linnen & other linnen, 411.; Andirons, Jack, fire- 
pan, tongs & such like, 4li. ; brasse ware, 5li. 10s. ; pewter & 
tinne ware, 4li, ; Iron ware, 2li. ; A limbeck & Coopers ware, 
31i. ; Beef, porke & corne, 5li. 3s.; Flax & yarne cotten & 
linnen & sheeps wool, Hi. 17s. ; Dwelling house, barne & 
home land, 13011.; A farme gi'anted by the Towne, 301i. ; vp- 
land near the Mill, 201i. ; upland 4 Acres not laid out, 81i. ; 
Fresh meadow 8 Acres, 201i. ; Salt marsh twelve Acres, more 
salt marsh at Hogg Hand, 43li. ; Commons for six cowes, 9li. ; 
Two cowes & calves, lOli, ; One mare, 5li. ; One Saddle & pil- 
lion, 31i. ; swine & sheep, 6li. ; Debts due to the estate, 6li. 8s. 
4d. ; Books in his Library, 54li. 13s. 2d.; A legacy in Mr. 
Hookers will, 401i. ; total, 51511. lis. 6d. The estate is debt- 
our to severall particulars, 25li. 10s. 1 l-2d. ; In legacys 
given by the will, 411i. 15s. ; to Mr. Hezekiah Usher of Bos- 
ton, 61i. ; total, 731i. 5s. 1 l-2d. 



THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 129 

Allowed Apr. 22, 1668, and Mr. Flint gave bond of 60011. 
as executor of the estate. 

Essex County Probate Files, Docket 25,186. 

Bond of Margery Flint, relict of Mr. Henry Flint, execu- 
trix, and Josiah Flint of Beverly, her son, executor of the 
will of Mr. Samuell Shepheard of Rowley, of 60011., Aug. 27, 
1668, for the payment of the legacy to Samuell Shepheard, 
son of the above-mentioned Samuell. Witness : Edward Raw- 
son, John Saunders. Suffolk County Probate Files, Docket 
488. 

In answer to the petition of Mrs. Margery Fljmt executrix 
of the will of Mr. Samuell Shephard, formerly pastor of Row- 
ley, the court June 11, 1680, granted her request to make 
sale provided she exchange it for land or purchase lands to 
the value, as she sees cause. Mass. Bay Colony Records, vol. 
5, page 274. 

Estate of William Cottle of Newbury. 

Administration on the estate of William Cottl, intestate, 
granted June 25, 1668, by Mr. Samuell Symonds and Major 
Genrll. Denison, to Sarah the widow, who was ordered to 
bring in an inventory to the next Ipswich court. Ipswich 
Quarterly Court Records, vol. 5, page 73. 

Inventory of the estate of William Cottell of Newbury, 
taken Sept. 28, 1668 by Benjamin Roafe (Rolfe) and An- 
thony Somerby : one feather bed & bolster with a pr. of Blan- 
kets & Rug with curtaines and vallons, 3 pillows, 81i. ; a 
flockbed & 2 cotten Rugs & a paire of Blanketts, 4li. ; four pr. 
of sheets, 3 pillow bears & 2 cotten bolster cases, 311. 10s.; 
two Iron pots & a small Iron kettle, a warming pan & skillet, 
21i. 10s.; two pewter dishes with a paile & bucket & keiler & 
other lumber, 15s.; a silver poringer & a silver wine cup, 2 
dram cups & 3 silver spoones, 21i. 10s. ; two cowes, one Gale, 
one yearling heifer & two Calves, 16li. ; sixe swyne, 5li. ; Debts 
at New Yorke & New Jarsy & in Cattell there, 14011.; mare 
and Colt, 61i. ; Churne, 2 beare Barells, a powdering tub & a 
Coule with 3 Chests and a box with other limiber, Hi. 15s. ; 
his wearing apparrell, 6li.; debts in Newbury, 61i. ; A neger 
maid servant ; total, 20211. Debts he oweth : to Joseph Down- 
er, 611. 10s. ; Samuell Moody, 2li. ; Benjamin Roafe, 211. ; total, 
lOli. 10s. 

He left four children, the youngest a son, and another 
child unborn. 



130 THE PROBA.TE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

The 14011. at New York and Jarsye very hazardable and 
not to be paid much of It this 6th year. The court ordered 
the estate to remain in the widow's hands for the present and 
if she marry again to ask the court for a division of the estate. 

Eecelved in Ipswich court Sept. 29, 1668. Essex County 
Probate Files, Docket 6,402. 

Estate of George "Wheelee of Newbury. 

Susana, widow of George Wheeler, late deceased, brought 
in an Inventory of her husband's estate, amounting to about 
2911., which was allowed June 30, 1668. Said George dying 
intestate, she was appointed administratrix, the estate to be 
in her hands until the court take further order. Salem Quar- 
terly Court Records, vol. 5, leaf 10. 

Inventory taken May 28, 1668, by Anthony Somerby and 
William Tltcome: House & about half an acre of land, 1511.; 
one cow & a yerllng heifer & calfe, oil. ; two small swyne, 16s. ; 
in the chamber, a bedsted with a bed & 2 old blankets & cov- 
erlet & cradle & a chest, broken box with about 3 bushels of 
Indian corne & lumber. 111. 12s. ; in the house, a bedsted & bed 
and one blancket & a Eug and bolster with curtaines, 211. ; 
one paire of And Irons & tongs & fire shouell & cottrell & spit, 
7s. 6d. ; an Iron pot, a frying pan, brass skillet, old chayer, 
12s. 6d. ; foure pewter dishes, 3 small saucers & a pewter cup 
& smoothing Iron, lis.; 2 old chests & an old box, one small 
tablecloth, eight napkins, thre pillowbears & five old sheets, 
21i. 2s. ; a warming pan, an old chamber pot, tlnlng tunnell, 
water bucket, 2 Wooden trayes, a rodden basket & 3 old 
chayres, salt box, looking glasse & other lumber & In cellar 
3 small vessels & 2 keelers. 111. ; total, 2911. Is. Essex County 
Quarterly Court Files, vol. 13, leaf 66. 

Guardianship of Joseph Brabrook of Newbury. 

Joseph Brabrook, Sara Brabrook and Eachell Brabrook, pe- 
titioned to the court June 20, 1668, that Hen. Short of New- 
bury and Simond Tompson of Ipswich be appointed their 
guardians. Court appointed them and they were bound. Sa- 
lem Quarterly Court Records, vol. 5, leaf 10. 

Joseph Brabrooke, having reached the age of twenty-one 
years, discharged Symon Tompson, his guardian, Sept. 28, 
1669. Ipswich Quarterly Court Records, vol. 5, page 97. 



the probate records of essex county, 131 

Estate of Nathaniel Perlet of Ipswich. 

Administration on the estate of Nathaniell Pearly granted 
June 30, 1668, to Allen Pearly and he was ordered to bring 
in an inventory. Salem Quarterly Court Records, vol. 5, leaf 
10. 

Inventory of the estate of ISTathaniell Perly, deceased Apr. 
29, 1668, taken May 26 nest following, by Isaac Foster and 
Nehemiah Abbott : A frame almost fited for raising, 5li. ; two 
Cows, 81i. 10s. ; a bull and a steere, 81i. 8s. ; two steers, 5li. 
10s.; Corn, Hi. 13s.; A sadle, 20s.; A pike and intrest in a 
gime, 12s.; tools, 21i. Is.; chest and Clothes, lOli. 6s.; upland 
and medow, 60 acrs, 60li. ; Six Acrs and half an Acre of 
medow, 161i, 5s.; two Acrs and half an Acre of medow more, 
91i. ; boards and Logs, 10s. ; plough and tackling, 10s. ; Debts 
due to the abouenamed deceased, 31i. 17s. 6d. ; total, 133li. 
2s. 6d. Due from the estate : in debt, 2li. 6s. ; to the phision 
for his comeing to him, about Hi. ; funerall expences, 21i. 

Oct 1, 1668, there is due to Francis Wainewright as ap- 
pears vpon his Booke, 4s. 5 l-2d. ; leaving Clear estate, 12711. 
12s. l-2d. 

Attested in Ipswich court Sept. 29, 1668 by Allen Perley, 
the administrator. Essex County Probate Files, Docket 
21,503. 

Estate of John Perkins of Ipswich. 

Administration on the estate of John Perkins, intestate, 
granted June 30, 1668, to his wife Deborah, who brought in 
an inventory amounting to 481i. 15s., which was ordered to 
be for the use of the widow. She was to pay to her child 
Thomas, son of said Perkins, lOli. at the age of twenty-one 
years, and if Deborah married again she was to give bond for 
the payment thereof. Salem Quarterly Court Records, vol. 
5, leaf 10. 

Inventory taken June 12, 1668, by Frances Pabody and 
Edman (his mark) Town: Three Cowes and one year old 
beast, 131i. 10s.; one horse, 81i. ; three Ewes and fore lames 
and one Calfe, 31i. ; five swine, 4li. ; wareing paril, 81i. 10s. ; 
fore sheetes, pilobers and napkines, 31i. 16s.; bibel, 5s.; sadel, 
Hi. 5s. ; one sheet and a bridel, 10s. ; Come, 31i. ; Cuper ware 
and other lumber, 10s.; hoe, 4s.; one axe, 5s.; pare of fetters, 
4s.; table and a box, 10s.; musket, 25s.; total, 48li. 15s. £"5- 
sex County Qiiarterly Court Files, vol. 13, leaf 67. 



132 THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

Estate of Thomas Bracket, Jr. of Salem. 

Thomas Broket, jr., dying intestate, his father The. Bracket 
presented an inventory amounting to 30li., to whom admin- 
istration was granted June 30, 1668. The estate was ordered 
to the use of said Thomas Bracket and Alee, his now wife. 
8aleni Quarterly Court Records, vol. 5, leaf 11, 

Inventory of the estate of Thomas Bracket, taken 1:5: 
1668, by Edmond Batter and Jno. (his cr mark) Pease: A 
small parcel of land and timber, 131i. ; aparrell, 40s. ; tooles, 
20s.; debts due, 161i. 6d. ; total, 321i, 6d.; estate is debtor, 31i. 
12s. Essex County Quarterly Court Files, vol. 13, leaf 68. 

Estate of Samuel Modlton of Salem. 

Administration upon the estate of Samuell Moulton, de- 
ceased, that was left him by will of his father, Eobt. Moulton, 
granted June 30, 1668, to Mr. Hen. Bartholmew, Joseph 
Grafton, George Gardner and Samuel Gardner, who were 
ordered to bring in an inventory to the next Salem court. 
Salem Quarterly Court Records, vol. 5, leaf 12. 

Mr. Joseph Grafton, Hen. Bartholmew, George Gardner 
and Samuell Gardner, administrators of the estate of Samll. 
Moulton, brought in an inventory amounting to about 201i. 
with debts of about 4li. 8s. Court 24: 9: 1668, ordered them 
to sell the land, 120 acres, to the best advantage, and after 
the debts were paid to make an equal division to the brothers 
and sisters, payable at the age of 21 years or marriage. Sa- 
lem Quarterly Court Records, vol. 5, leaf 17. 

Estate of Thomas Dill of Marblehead. 

There being an inventory of the estate of Thomas Dill, late 
deceased, brought into court, amounting to 741i. 6s., and said 
Dill dying intestate, and court being informed that he had a 
wife and child living in England, administration was granted 
June 30, 1668, to Eichard Dill and Mr. Bartholmew Gedney, 
who gave bond. The estate was ordered to be equally divided 
between the wife and the child of deceased. Salem Quarterly 
Court Records, vol. 5, leaf 12. 

Inventory of the estate of Thomas Dill, late of Marblehead, 
taken July 2, 1668, by Christopher Lattemer: One quarter 
part of the catch Prosperous of Marblehead, 571i. ; wearing 
apparrell as they were sold by the master at the mast, per 



THE PROBATE EECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 133 

custom of the sea. Hi. 16s.; 24 hhcls. of salt, 13s. p hhd., 15li. 
12s. ; his pt. of a pcell of refuse fish. Hi. 7s.; by a debt owing 
to ye estate from Mr. Peeter Oliver, 8li. 10s. ; debts owing to 
the estate at Xevis, 170711. of siiger at 10s., 811. 10s.; ye 
estate is Credt. by severall men, 201i. 5s. ; total, 11311. 10s. 
Estate debtor: To men for wages due, 1011. 10s.; Mr. Moses 
Maverick, 211.; William Nick, 21i. 2s.; Mr. Ward, 4s.; the 
catch, 1311. 4s. ; ferry man, 811. 8s. ; Mr. Babbadg, 16s. ; Jon. 
Fabins, 311.; Capt. Corwin, 711.; total, 3911. 4s. Essex County 
Quarterly Court Files, vol. 13, leaf 71. 

Ambross Gale producing a letter of attorney from Susana, 
relict of Thomas Dill, it was allowed by the court Nov, 30, 
1669, and Mr. Bartholmew Gidney and Richd. Dill, adminis- 
trators, were to deliver up the estate of Tho. Dill to said 
Gale, he to give security for the payment of one-half to the 
child of the deceased. Salem Quarterly Court Records, vol. 
5, leaf 29. 

Whereas Ambros Gale presented a letter of attorney at the 
last court from Susana, widow of Thomas Dill, which was 
allowed in order to take the estate into his hands, court 28 : 
4: 1670, ordered that Mr. Bartholmew Gidney and Richard 
Dill, administrators, deliver the estate to said Gale, he giving 
bond for the payment of one-half the estate to the child of de- 
ceased. Bond of Ambross Gale. Salem Quarterly Court 
Records, vol. 5, leaf 50. 

Estate of Egbert Andrews of Rowley Village, 
(Boxford). 

"In the name of god amen Know all Christian people this 
may or shall concearne y* I Robart Andrews of Rowley vill- 
iage in the County of Esex being verey sick & weack of body 
but blesed be god in p'fect cence & memorey doe mack this my 
last will & testiment reuocking all other former wills w*soeuer 
Imp"" I bequeath my soule to Allmighty god y* gaue it me in 
whome I trust through the merits of Jesus Christ to be re- 
ceaiued into Eternall happiness foreuer and my body to y® 
earth from whence it came to be deciently hurried in y* bur- 
ring place of Topsfeeld according as my wife and Children 
shall see meet It I giue & liequeath vnto my eldest sonn 
Thomas Andrews the house y* I now Line in and ninecore 
Ackers of Land being upland & ]\Iedow & y* Land y* I bought 
of Zacheus Gould only my well beloued wife is to haue duer- 
ing her life time the Kiching and hall & Kiching Chamber & 



134 THE PROBATE RECOBDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

halfe the seller & the new feeld & the eight Acker peeice & 
halfe the orchard & if ther be not Land enufe for her to 
manner then my sd' sonn with y® help of my son Eobart is to 
breack her vp three Ackers more or let her haue three Ackers 
y* is allready broacken vp and the same to inioy duering her 
life without the Lett hinderanc or molestation of my sd sonn 
or aney other p'"son vnder him and my sonn Thomas is to 
shingle the house and at my wiues deceas the said land or- 
chard and rooms is to retume to my son Thomas & his haires 
foreuer my said sonn Paying vnto my three youngest daugh- 
ters Eebeckah Sarah & Kuth twenty pound p"" each when she 
shall be twenty yeares of Age and if eaither of them shall die 
before y* time then y* p""* shall be equaly devided between the 
other two and allso he is to pay vnto my Daughter Mary the 
wife of Isack Comins fine pounds three years after my deceas 
& for the new whip saw and all other Carpenters tools shall 
be for the vse of my wife sonn Thomas & Robart 

"It I giue and bequeath vnto vnto my sonn Eobart An- 
drews eightcore Ackers of Land from Piebroock to y^ clay 
pits and y^ fatti medow and the fishing broock medow & 
becaus my sonn Thomas & Robart should not wrong one an- 
other in wood I desier ther Land may be ped by them selues 
& two other honest men and Robart is to pay vnto my Daugh- 
ter Elizebeth the wife of Samuell Symons fine pounds three 
years aftter my deceas and to my Daughte Hanah Pebody 
fine pounds fouer years aftter my deceas It I giue vnto my 
sonn John the Lot comonly called the seller Lott and the 
Medow belonging vnto it but the medow shall be for the vse 
of my wife & Thomas vntell my sonn John shall be one and 
twenty years of Age and then to retume to him without aney 
further truble he paying to my seauen Grandchildren twenty 
shillings p"* each when the shall come to the age of fourteen 
years It I giue vnto my sonn Joseph y* Land in Topsfeeld 
y* I bought of John Wilds Sen'' with all the preuiledgs ther- 
unto belonging It I giue vnto my well beloued wife all my 
Cattell & other moueable goods and the Doung that is now in 
y* yard & halfe the barne & Lintos and my sonn Thomas the 
other halfe and he and his brother Robart is to set vp the 
other Lintoos & to Lay in for the vse of ther mother eauery 
year duering her Life twelue Loads of hay and if eaither of 
my sonns should die before they are married then y* Land y* is 
giuen to them to be equally deuided amongst the Suruiuers 
Leaueing my said wife hole Exsectetrix and in testimony 
hearof I haue hearvnto Set my hand and Seale this Six- 



THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 135 

teen*^ day of May in the yeare of our Lord one thousand Six 
hundred Sixty & eight," 

Eobart (his / mark) Andrews, Sen"^ (seal) 

Witness: Robert (his G mark) Smith, James Hanscombe. 

Proved in Salem court 2 : 5 m: 1668 by the witnesses. Es- 
sex County Probate Files, Docket 709. 

Inventory of the estate of Eobart Andrews, sr., of Eowley, 
taken by Frances Pabody, Isack Comings and Edman (his 
mark) Towne: Three beds & beding, 171i. ; two dusen & 
three napkins, 21i. ; sheets, table Cloaths & pillow beres, 81i. ; 
mares and colts, 161i. ; fouer Cowes, 16li. ; fouer young Cat- 
tell, 71i. ; fouer steares, 18li. ; Cart and wheeles, 21i, ; Grind- 
ing stone, 6s.; yoacks, Chaines & plows, 31i. 15s.; Harrow, 
beetell, wedges, sives & sickells, 2li. ; sheepe. Lambs & one 
CauKe, 21i. 10s.; twenti ackers of Corne upon the ground, 
2oli. ; his wearing Cloaths, 8li. ; worcking tooles, 31i. 5s.; 
Chests, boxes & one trunck, Hi. 10s.; two musckets, & rest, 
21i. 10s. ; Chairs, tubs & trays, 2li. 10s. ; one peice of new 
Cloath, lli. 4s. ; one parsell of Land bought of John Wilds, 
45li.; the housen & two hundered ackers of Land upland & 
medow, 3501i. ; Eighteene ackers of upland & medow, lOOli. ; 
one parcell of Land more Lieing in topsfeeld, 601i. ; eighteene 
bushells of wheat, seaven bushells of rye, 5li. 18s.; twelve 
bushells of malt, lli. 16s.; thirty bushells of Indian corne, 
4li. ; pewter, bras and Iron pots, 5li. ; two tables, 31i. Is. 
debts due to the estate, 51i. ; Eugg, lOli. ; the estate debtor, 
231i. 

Attested 1: 5m: 1668 by Grace Andrewes wife of the de- 
ceased. Essex County Quarterly Court Files, vol. 13, leaf 67. 

Estate of Ann Southwick of Salem. 

"I Ann Southwick, lately the wife of Thomas fflint De- 
ceased being in pfect Memory Do make this as my last Will 
& testament Imp'' I giue my Soule vnto y^ Lord Jesus my 
Eedeemer And my Body vnto my friends decently to bee 
inter d by them For what !| Estate || I was posessed with by 
my fore Sd Husband fflint & by him impowred to bestow it 
vpon his Children & vpon none other as appeares by his last 
Will I therefore dispose of what Esstate remaines in my hands 
left by my Sd Husband to bee by mee given vnto his Chil- 
dren at my decease, as followeth It I giue my Sonn Thomas 
fflint fifteen pounds It I Giue my Daughter Elizabeth y* 
Wife of John Leach fifteen pounds It I giue my Sonn George 



136 THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

fflint fifteen pounds It I giue my Sonn John fflint fifteen 
pounds It I giue my Sonn Joseph fflint Thirtie pounds 
Allsoe I further confirme Thirty pounds vnto my three Sons 
fore named George ||John|| & Joseph Equally to be deuided 
among them ten pounds to each Son, which thirty pounds I 
verbaly gaue my Sd three Sonns before I was Married to 
my Husband Southwick and Secured by bill to the ouerseers 
And that this my Will may be faithfully pformed according 
to the tenor hearof I make my Son Thomas fflint and my 
Son in law John Leach my Executors and for Ouerseers I 
chuse 1 1 my Brother in law| I William fflint & Job Swinerton 
Jun"^ In Witnes hearof I haue hearunto Set my Hand and 
Scale this twenty Eight of May Ano Dom one thousand Six 
Hundred Sixty & Eight." 

Anne (her A mark) Suthirick. 

Witness: Job Swinerton, Thomas Preston, Thomas Flint 
and Athony (his A mark) Needum. 

Proved in Ipswich court Aug. 13, 1668 by Job Swinerton, 
Thomas Flint and Anthony Needum before Mr. Symon Brad- 
street and Maj. Gen. Denison. Essex County Probate Files, 
Docket 25,894. 

Estate of Giles Birdley of Ipswich. 

"This IS^^^ of July 1668 This is to Certifye that I Ghiles 
Berdlye of Ipswich being in perfit memorye though Weak in 
bodye do mak this my last Will and Testament as followeth 
I Will that all former ingagments by my Unkle desseased be 
fulfilled I giue to my wife Elisabeth my house and ground 
about it with the Vse of the barne so much as maye serue her 
end and al vnles they which shall hire the ground stand in 
need of vsing som of it with the preueledges belonging to it 
with my other ground both vpland and medow during her 
life for the Comfort of my Wife and Children and at my 
Wiues death I giue to My Eldest son Andrew my hous and 
ground at hom and abrode with the preueledges belonging 
therto to him and to his male Aires and in Case my son An- 
drew dye without Aire I giue it my son James and in Case 
he dye \ \ without aires 1 1 to my son John and I will my son 
Andrew within a yeare and half after his possesion of it to pay 
to my son James fifteen pound as a legacey I giue to him 
and within a year and half after that I wil my son Andrew 
to pay to my son John the same some of fifteen pound as a 
legacye I giue him to be paid in come and Cattle Equally 
alicke and in Case Andrew dye without Aire that James shall 



THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 137 

paye to John the whole thirty pound I giue my houshold goods 
I giue to to my Wife to be at her disposing and all the rest of 
my Estat I giue to my son Andrew as aboue mentioned and 
for the performanc of this my Will I make my friend The- 
ophilus Wilson my exexetor and my friends Decon Kjiowlton 
and Jacob ffoster to be my ouerseers to se this my Will per- 
formed and herevnto I set to my hand." 

Ghiles (his V mark) Berdly. 

Witness : Thomas Knoulton, Sr., Jacob Foster. 

Proved in Ipswich court Sept. 29, 1668 by the witnesses. 

Inventory taken Aug. 7, 1668 by Eobert Lord and Robert 
Pearse : the dwelling House, bame & homestead, 501i. ; twenty 
eight acres of upland and meddow, 112li. ; two oxen, 121i. ; 3 
cowes and 2 year old heifer, 14li. ; two calves, Hi. 10s. ; 8 
sheepe & 6 lambes, 7li. ; 2 swine & 2 piggs, 21i. 10s.; cart, 
yoakes, chaines and apptenances & sledd, 4li. ; his weareing 
apparrell & lennen, 71i. ; a bedstead, flockbed & bolster, blan- 
ketts & 2 feather pillows, 4li. 10s. ; a trundle bed & old bed & 
beding, Hi. 10s. ; 5 paire of sheetes some very old & pillow- 
beeres, one feather pillow & one flock pillow, 41i. ; a large 
lookeing glase, 10s. ; a table, chest & 2 old boxes and cubbard, 
Hi. 10s. ; 6 ould chaires, 14s. ; a paire of Andirons, firepan, 
tongs & slice, 12s. ; a M^arming pan, 5s.; 2 old smothing Irons, 
2s.; muskett, bandelears and sword, powder, bullets, etc., Hi. 
10s. ; 3 Iron potts & Iron skillet & old brasse pott, 21i. 10s, ; 2 
pewter platters, bassen, poringer & sasser & candlestick, Hi.; 
a brase skillett, grediron & chafen dish, 8s. ; earthen ware 
and tinn ware, 8s.; beetle & 5 wedges & old Iron, 13s.; sithes, 
howes & axes and cow bell, 16s.; old shovell, sithe, snathe, 3s.; 
hammer & paire of bellows, 3s.; 2 frying pans, pothooks & 
tramell, 10s. ; 3 formes & two wheeles, iOs. ; 2 sives & 3 pailes, 
7s. ; pondering tub & trayes & other lumber, 18s. ; bible & old 
bookes, 8s. ; Indian come. Hi. 16s. ; 1-2 bushell wheat & halfe 
b. ry, 4s. 6d. ; ould chest, kneding trough & 3 wheeles, 6 bags. 
Hi. 4s. ; woole, tubs & basket, Hi. 2s. ; 6 acres of Indian corne 
on the ground, 91i. ; wheat & barley in the barne, 61i. ; an 
Iron foote & paire of bootes, 8s. ; a paire gloves & 4 occumie 
spoones, 3s.; debts due the estate, 81i.; total 2611i. 4s. 6d.; 
debts due from the estate, about 201i. 

Attested in Ipswich court, Sept. 29, 1668 by the executor. 
Essex County Probate Files, DocJcet 2,459. 

Rebecha Fitt gives to her son Andrew Birdley all her right 
in the estate which her husband Gyles Birdley gave to her in 
his will. Signed and sealed Jan. 6, 1679. 



138 THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

Witness : John Dane, St., John Lee. 

Attested in Ipswich court Mar. 30, 1680 by the witnesses. 
Ipswich Deeds, vol. 4, page 316. 

Guardianship of George Flint of Salem. 

George Flint made choice of Nath. Putnam as his guardian 
Sept. 29, 1668, who gave bond of 601i. Ipsivich Quarterly 
Court Records, vol. 5, page 79. 

Guardianship of Caleb Hopkinson of Eowley. 

Caleb Hopkinson made choice of his brother Jonathan 
Hopkinson as his guardian Sept. 29, 1668, who gave bond. 
Ipswich Quarterly Court Records, vol. 5, page 79. 

Estate of William Marchent of Ipswich. 

Administration on the estate of Wm. Marchent, intestate, 
granted Sept. 29, 1668, to Mary Merchant, widow, and an in- 
ventory of 13211. being presented, court ordered that the estate 
be divided, half to the widow and the other half to his son-in- 
law and daughter, Henry Ossborne and Mary his wife. Ips- 
wich Quarterly Court Records, vol. 5, leaf 79. 

Inventory of the estate of William Merchant of Ipswich, 
deceased Sept. 4, 1668, taken by Moses Pengry and Edward 
(his E mark) Lumas: his wering apparrell, lli. 5s.; house, 
barne, orchard & home lott, 401i. ; 5 acres of land cald the 
pasture, 25li. ; 3 acres of land in the field, lOli. ; 3 acres of 
marsh at Plum Island, 61i. ; 1 bed & bolster & 2 pillowes, 31i. ; 
1 bed & bolster, pilow & other mean beding, 3li. 10s. ; 3 pajrr 
of sheets, a tabl cloath & small linen, 31i. ; 1 rug, 1 Coverlet & 
blankets, 31i. ; new Cloath, 14s, ; 1 Iron pott & 3 kettells, 31i. 
2s. ; 1 Iron pot & a kettell & a skillet, lli. ; 2 skilletts & a 
warming pan, 9s.; peuter & a chamber pott, 16s.; tramell, 
grediron & frying pan, 7s. ; bedsteds & chayres, 10s. ; table, 
chests & box, lli, ; glass botle & erthen ware, 5s. ; 2 barells, 
payles & churn & woden vessels, lli. Is. ; wheeles & cards, 8s. ; 

4 Cowes, 1 heifer, 1 calf, ; 9 sheepe & lambs, ; 6 

swine, 31i. 10s.; sheep woolle & cotten wooll, 21i. ; Corne in 
the hous & barne, lli, 10s.; Cheese, Hi,; aples, Hi,; total, 
13511, 19s, Debts due from the estate about 31i. 

Received and allowed Sept, 29, 1668 in Ipswich court, 
Essex County Probate Files, Docket 18,198, 



the probate kecords of essex county. 139 

Estate of Thomas Flint of Salem.* 

Inventoryf of the estate of Thomas Flint taken by ISTathan- 
iell Putnam and Anthony Needum: the farme, 12011.; land 
bought of G. Goodell, 2011. ; land beyond Ipswich River, 4111. ; 
two poles of land at Salem Towne, Hi. lis. 8d. ; Neat cattell, 
4 oxen, seaven cowes, 69li. 10s. ; 2 young steeres, 6 two yeare 
oulds, 261i. ; 1 bull 3 yeare old and 6 yearlings, 12li. 10s.; 3 
calves, 21i. ; Horses, 1 mare, colt and 3 horses, 401i.; Hoggs 
twenty swine, 2511. ; corne, five hogsheads of wheate and Rye, 
71i. 14s.; ten bushells of Indian corne, Hi. 10s.; 3 flitch of 
bacon, 311. ; Tooles, cart wheeles & cart rope, 211. 5s. ; three 
yoakes and 2 plow chaines, Hi. 10s. ; one Iron harrow, Hi. 5s. ; 
1 breakeing plow & Irons compleate, Hi. 10s.; 1 smale 
plow and Irons, 10s.; 4 broad Howes & 1 beetle ring, 
12s.; 3 wedges, 511. a wedge, 7s.; 2 broad axes, a narrow axe, 
16s.; 1 morticeing axe, 1 crosecut saw, 9s. 6d. ; 1 handsaw, 1 
beers, 8s.; 1 x\uger Inch three quarters, Is. 6d. ; 1 auger, 1 
inch & quarter, 2s. ; 1 halfe inch auger & 1 quarter inch, Is. ; 

1 broad chissell, 1 narrow chissell. Is. ; 1 goudge, 1 Addice, 

2 hammers, 7s. ; 1 shorte plane & 1 Iron spade, 5s. ; 2 drawing 
knives & 1 file, 5s. ; 1 gimlett & a paire of compasses, Is. ; 3 
sithes, 2 pitchforkes, 3 reap hookes, 12s. ; Beding, 1 featherbed, 
beding & curtaines, 611. ; 2 downe beds & bedding, 31i. 10s. ; 1 
flockbed & beding, 6 paire of sheetes, 811.; 6 pillowbeeres. Hi. 
10s.; Houshold stufe, two Iron kettles. Hi. 10s.; 1 Iron pott, 
10s. ; 1 kettle, one posnett, 8s. ; 2 poringers & 12 spoones, 8s. ; 
1 brase skillett & 12 trenchers, 5s.; 1 pewter bason & 6 
wooden dishes, 2s. ; 6 trayes, one churne, 2 pailes, 12s. ; 3 
creame potts, & a sciming dish, 2s. 6d. ; warmeing pan, 12s. ; 

1 frying pan, 4s. ; 4 pewter platters. Hi. ; 2 smotheing Irons, 
5s. ; 1 quart pott, 1 pint pott, both pewter, 5s. ; 2 chests & one 
old box, 13s. ; 2 wheeles one wollen & 1 lening wheele, 6s. ; 3 
pr. of cardes & one Hanke, 10s. ; 2 paire of pott hookes, 3s. ; 1 
paire of Iron tongs & 3 chaires, 8s. ; one sute of carsie, 411. ; 1 
sute of broadcloth, 21i. ; 1 great cloth coate, Hi. 10s.; 1 sute 
of old clothes, 21i.; 1 Hatt & 1 pr. of shoes. Hi.; 1 pr. of 
bootes & spurs. Hi. ; saddle, bridle & pillion, 211. ; 3 paire of 
stockings, 10s. ; 3 new shirts & one old shirt, Hi. ; 4 bands & 

2 handcarchers, 10s.; Armes, muskett rest & bandeleers, Hi.; 
2 sword & belts. Hi. ; 1 pound of powder & 20 bulletts, 3s. ; 2 
small fowleing peeces, the armes all in good order, Hi. 10s.; 

* See also Records and Files of the Quarterly Courts, Essex 
County, Mass., vol. 4 (1914), p. 71. 
t See arite, vol. 1, page 416. 



140 THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

1 great bible, one psalme booke, 12s. ; 1 sermon booke, 4s. ; 1 
round glase bottle, 6d. ; 2 stoneing juggs & 1 lanthorne, 4s. ; 
5 hogsheads, barrells & other tubbs, Hi.; William Curttice 
debtor, 6li. ; total, 435li. 10s. 8d. 

The estate was debtor on the inventory presented to Salem 
court in June, 1663, 65li. 13s. 4d. Since searching Mr. 
Browne's book instead of loli. there appears but 3s. that the 
said Flint was debtor; also 4li. paid by Flint in part of 16li. 
5s. that the inventory credits Lt. Smith and G. Clearke; the 
rest of the creditors have not l^een reckoned with there is 1911. 
to be subtracted from the 65li. 13s. 4d. 

Taken upon oath 29 : 7m : 1668 by Elizabeth Leach before 
Wm. Hathorne. 

Attested in Ipswich court Sept. 29, 1668 by Thomas Flint 
that this inventory was the estate of which his father died 
possessed. Ipswich Quarterly Court Records, vol. 5, page 75. 

Whereas there was some land to be divided by the will of 
Tho. Flint, deceased, to his sons Tho. and Joseph, aiid it 
being not yet divided, court 30: 4: 1674, appointed Lt. Tho. 
Putnam and John Pickering, together with one whom said 
Thomas was to choose, to see it done. Salem Quarterly Court 
Records, vol. 5, leaf 74. 

Thomas Putnam, John Pickering and Thomas Flint being 
chosen by the court to make a division between Thomas and 
Joseph Flint of land given them by will of their father, 
Thomas Flint, deceased, and finding Thomas Flint in posses- 
sion of the whole, have allotted and set out to Joseph as his 
part according to his father's will as f olloweth : of that farm, 
which was formerly Mr. Higginson's of the upland the east 
end of the farm, the whole breadth of the farm being the 
length of this land laid out to Joseph and his breadth lies 
from the outermost corner bounds of the farm inwards at 
each end fifty six poles; of the meadow of said farm we allot 
three acres and half bounded on the east, north and south 
with his own land above mentioned, and on the west with Tho. 
Flint's meadow; and of the fifty acres that was purchased of 
Robert Goodale, his part we have laid out in the middle of 
said fifty acres in breadth thirty three poles at the west end 
bounded with two red oaks both at Norise's brook and at the 
east end thirty five and one half poles. Also it is agreed by 
both parties that they and their heirs forever shall each allow 
convenient highwavs for carting. Essex County Quarterly 
Court Files, vol. 33, leaf 79. 



the probate records of essex county. 141 

Guardianship of John Flint of Salem. 

Jno. Flint, son of Thomas Flint, made choice of William 
Flint, his uncle, as his guardian, and it was allowed by the 
court 24: 9: 1668. Salem Quarterly Court Records, vol. 5, 
leaf 16. 

■ Estate of Philip Knight of Topsfield. 

Administration upon the estate of Philip Knight, granted 
24 : 9 : 1668, to his wife Margery, who brought in an inventory 
amounting to 10611, 18s. Court ordered to the eldest son, 
201i., and lOli. each to Philip, Eebeca, Elizabeth and Mary, 
at age or at marriage, and the widow was bound for the chil- 
dren's portions. Salem Quarterly Court Records, vol. 5, leaf 
16. 

Inventory of the estate of Phillipe Knight, taken by John 
Putnam and Thomas Fuller : Two cows, 81i. ; two oxen, 141i 
two steres, 91i. ; two young cattle, 4li. ; one mare, 5li. ; five 
swine, 5li. ; feather bed with furniture, 91i. ; puter, 15s. 
wereing clothes, 41i. ; wooding lumber, 6li. ; Beefe & porcke 
21i. ; Irron were, 81i. 16s. ; Brasse were, 2li. 12s. ; Indian Come 
6li. ; Pie & Barley, 21i. ; hoopes, 31i. ; hempe & flax, 31i. ; Cot- 
ton woole, 21i. ; two beeds & furniture, 5li. ; five pare of slietes, 
3li. 10s. ; three pare of pillowbyes, 15s. ; table cloth & nap- 
kines. Hi. ; five sackes & winno shette. Hi. ; new Cloth & one 
Wallett, Hi. 10s. ; total, 10611. 18s. 

There were five children, Jonathan, aged 26 years; Phillep, 
aged 23 years; Eebeca, aged 17 years; Eliza, aged 13 years; 
Mary, aged 11 years. Essex County Quarterly Court Files, 
vol 13, leaf 121. 

Estate of William Walton of Marblehead. 

Administration on the estate of Mr. William Walton, in- 
testate, granted 24: 9: 1668, to Elizabeth Walton, the widow, 
who brought in an inventory. The house and land in Mar- 
blehead were to be held for security. Sale-m Quarterly Court 
Records, vol. 5, leaf 18. 

Debts of Mr. William Waltun: To Mr. Gorge Corwin, 81i. 
14s. 8d. ; to Mr. William Browne, sr., lOli. 12s. Id.; to Mr. 
Moses Mavericke, 731i. Is. 4d.; to Mr. Samuell Ward, 121i. 
7s.; to Mr. Phellep Cromwell, 21i. 12s. 9d.; to Mr. Walter 
Price, Hi. 15s.; to Dockter Checkaren, Hi. 4s.; to Mestress 
Woodcock, 81i. ; to William Huet, Hi. 12s. ; to James Denes, 
8s. ; total, 12011. 6s. lOd. Due from the town, 3911. 



142 THE PROBATE RECORDS OP ESSEX COUNTY. 

Inventory of the estate of Mr. William Waltun of Marble- 
head, lately deceased, taken Nov. 23, 1668, by John Peach, 
sr., and Sainll. Ward : Dwelling house with a garden & 
orchard, 12011.; parcell of land bounded with Mr. Mavericks 
land on y^ one side & Eich. Rowlands land on the other side, 
with an old bam, 801i. ; lOli. in the first purchase in ye farme 
neere the towne, 201i. ; 2 Cowes pastor idge in the towne Com- 
mons, lOli. ; 2 heifers at 61i., 1 Cow at 41i., lOli. ; his Library 
Viewed by Mr. Higginson and Mr. Hale, 201i. ; 1 bed and 
bedsted, 5li. ; 2 fetherbeds, 7li. ; 4 pewter platters, 16s.; 3 
small old dishes, 3s. ; 4 Candlesticks, 8s. ; 1 paire of Andirons, 
12s. ; 1 Spitt, 1 paire tongs, 1 Crooke, 7s. ; 1 Chamber pott, 1 
drinking pott, 4s. ; 1 silver bowle & 1 saltseller, 3li. ; 2 potts 
being defective, 12s.; 1 table Cloth, 6s. 6d., napkins, 6s., 12s. 
6d. ; 2 stills, Hi. 5s. ; 1 Gim, Hi. : 2 tables, 1 forme. Hi. 6s. ; 1 
trunke, 5s. ; wearing Clothes, viz. ; 2 Cloakes, 1 Coate, 1 paire 
Stockings, 1 old paire breeches & 1 old dublett, 51i. ; total, 
28711. 10s. 6d. 
Essex County Quarterly Court Files, vol. 13, leaves 138, 139. 

Elizabeth Walton, relict of Mr. William Walton, was or- 
dered June 29, 1669, to keep the whole estate in her hand 
during her life, she being administratrix, with the consent of 
all the children. She was to pay all the debts of the estate, 
and at her death, said estate was to be divided among the 
children, Nathaniell, the eldest, to have a double portion, of 
which he had already received 301i., and Samuell having had 
81i. of his portion. Salem Quarterly Court Records, vol. 5, 
leaf 25. 

"Wee whoes names are underwritten being desired by na- 
thanill Waltown to vew a parsell of medow and upland lying 
in marblhead which acordinglie we did and to the best of our 
Judgment it is worth the sum of fortie pounds." Dated June 
25, 1669, and signed by John Peach, sr., and Samll. Ward, 
"the Charges that I haue ben out vpon the mash for fencing 
and daming against the see : 20 : 00 : 00." 

Moses Mavericke and Samll. Ward, on June 29, 1669, ap- 
praised for Samuel Waltown, a parcel of land at Marble- 
head, called Williams' lot at lOli., and the parcel on which 
his house stands at 81i. Essex County Quarterly Court Files, 
vol. 14, leaf 132. 

Whereas by an order of the County court held at Salem 
June 29, 1669, the estate of our father Mr. William Walton, 



THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 143 

deceased intestate, was left in the hands of our mother and 
the remainder at her decease to be divided among the six 
children left, viz. Nath., Samuel and Josiah Walton, 
Elizabeth Mansfeild, Martha Munjoy and Mary Bartlett, the 
eldest to have a double portion and our mother having died 
the last 3'ear and by means of the death of our brother Josiah 
Walton, his part by will and what he had of his own was be- 
queathed to be divided amongst us, we have made the follow- 
ing agreement and settlement; the accounts shall stand and 
the debts shall be paid out of the estate ; the bill of sale made 
by our mother for one half of the lot sold to our brother Na- 
thaniel Walton and Martha Munjoy for 401i. of debt was 
confirmed ; Eobert Bartlett shall for 201i. of debt paid by him 
have that quarter part of the lot whereon his house stands; 
the books shall be shared equally, the eldest son to have his 
double share; Sam. Walton shall have one cow lease at 5li. to 
be allowed out of his 251i. and one cow; the whole remainder 
of the estate to Nathaniel Walton and Martha Munjoy they 
to pay to us 25li. each, which we accept as our portion. 

Signed and sealed Mar. 29, 1683 by Andrew Mansfeild, 
Nathanel Walton, Marth. Munjoy, Robart Bartlett. Wit- 
ness: Samuel Cheever, William Bartlett. Essex County 
Quarterly Court Files, vol. 45, leaf 12. 

Estate of William Whittredge of Tpswich.* 

Administration on the estate of William Whittred of Ips- 
wich, granted Dec. 19, 1668 by the Worshipful Mr. Samuell 
Symonds and Major Genrll, Daniell Denison, with the clerk 
present, to his son Thomas Whittred, who was to bring in an 
inventory. Ipsivich Quarterly Court Records, vol. 5, page 80. 

Administration having been granted to Thomas Whitridge 
and the debts exceeding the amount of the estate, court Apr. 
28, 1669, ordered that all creditors make return to the clerk 
of court within a month, notice in writing to be set up at 
Salem and Ipswich meeting houses. Ipswich Quarterly Court 
Records, vol. 5, page 95. 

Inventory of the estate of William Whiteridge, deceased 
Dec. 9, 1668, taken Dec. 16, 1668: the Dweling howse with 
fences about it and Laders, lOli. ; two bulocks and two cowes 
and a young calfe, 201i. 10s.; a bull & two calves, 41i. 6s.; a 

* See also Records and Files of the Quarterly Courts, Essex 
County, Mass., vol. 4 (1914), p. 114. 



144 THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

horse and the swine, llli. 5s.; the hay, Hi. 15s.; a great 
brasse Kittle, Hi. 4s.; Augars and Chizels, 18s.; handsaw & 
shave, beetle, wedges with other old Iron things, 18s.; the 
bed & beding, 21i. 8s.; 2 spades, an old ax, three howes with 
other old Iron, Hi. 7s. 6d. ; 2 Iron potts with Locks for doores 
& hinges, Hi. 8s.; sadle & a tramel & a Litle cubbord, 13s.; 
Spining Wheele with old barrels & an old Chest, 14s. ; Churn, 
firkin & bottles, table & foarme, 8s. 6d. ; tubs & pailes & 
bowles & other Lumber, 7s.; the flax broke out & cleard, 
twenty pound, 10s. ; two broad axes, an old narrow ax, 19s. ; 
frying pan, morter, two spanshakels & a muskitt, 2li. 6s.; a 
peel of mixt eorne, of oates & Ry, 10s.; a Roofe of a barne, 
framed & other timber, 21i. ; a hovill with pine boards on the 
sides & Racks, 31i. ; a cart & plow & truk Wheels, 21i. 5s. ; In- 
dian corne, six bushels, 16s.; two yokes & a chaine, 13s.; a 
sive & two axes & 4 sacks, 16s. 6d. ; two adses, a narrow 
hoaw, 8s. 6d. ; ten pound of coton Wooll, a pr. of cards, a 
barel of a gun, 13s. 8d. ; a cow bell & 9 fowles, 6s. 8d. ; Wear- 
ing clothes & hatt, 21i. 10s. ; debts owing to Wm. Whiteridge, 
deseased, 91i. 3s.; total, 841i. 13s. lOd. 

Attested in Ipswich court, Apr. 28, 1669 by Tho. Whitred, 
son of Wm. Whitred. Essex County Probate Files, Docket 
29,783. 

Tho. Whiterig, administrator of the estate of Wm. Whiterig, 
brought in a copy of the inventory June 29, 1669, showing 
that the estate can pay the creditors but 15s. per pound. Sa- 
lem Quarterly Court Records, vol. 5, leaf 27. 

Deposition of Elizabeth Foster that she heard Goodwife 
Whittred, wife of William Whitred say that her son Thomas 
brought to her husband lOli, at the least in goods and she 
really believed that that which Thomas brought was better 
than what they brought in Ingland. She also heard old 
Goodman Whitred say that he would satisfy him, if not while 
he lived, he would at his death. Sworn, June 28, 1669, be- 
fore Daniel Denison. 

Deposition of Reienald Poster, jr. that Tho. Whitred 
wrought with his father to frame that house which his father 
sold to Goodman Pirkens, the elder, and did almost all the 
work. Also that his mother said that her husband hindered 
him more than he helped him. Sworn, June 28, 1669, before 
Daniel Denison. 

Deposition of John Cheat, aged about forty years, that be- 
ing at old Goodman Whittridge's house, he heard him say 
that his son Thomas was the best friend he had, for he had 



THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 145 

given him two cows and had promised to help him finish his 
house. If he died before he had paid him, he would give him 
his house and land at Chebaco. Sworn, June 28, 1669, before 
Daniel Denison. 

Debts claimed within the month given by the court: Mr. 
Willson, constable of Ipswich for rates, 4li, 5s. 9d. ; Thomas 
Burnam, 2li. 8s.; Eobert Pearce, 17s.; Thomas Bishop, 21i, 
12s.; Francis Wainwright, Hi. 10s. 3d.; Nath. Wells, 21i. 40s.; 
Stephen Swett of Newbury, 18s.; Decon Knowlton, Hi. 17s. 
Id.; Deacon Goodhue, 19s.; Samuell Knowlton, Hi. 13s.; 
Capt. George Corwin, 161i. 2s. 4d. ; Ensigne French, 15s.; Mr. 
Baker, Hi. 10s.; Mr. Wade, 51i. 10s.; Thomas Knowlton, 4s.; 
Mr. Bradstreet, Hi. 10s. 

Debts given into court: To merchent Browne of Salem, 
2li. 8s. ; Eobt. Lord, 10s. ; Mr. Bartholmew of Salem, Hi. ; Mr. 
Graff ton, 15s.; Stackhouse, ferryman, 5s.; Samuell Morgan 
of Marblehead, Hi. 17s. 9d. ; Goodman Bridges, Hi. 6s. ; Nico- 
las Woodbury, 15s.; Samuell Dodge, 7s.; John Selar, 12s.; 
Abigaill Stone, 12s. ; Eobert Colborne, 21i. ; Daniell Davison, 
6li. ; Eobert Lord, marshal. Hi. 10s. ; Goodman Peeters, Hi. 
10s. ; Goodman Brabrooke, Hi. ; John Perkins, 12s. ; Mr. 
Coggswell, 6li. ; Abraham Perkins, Hi. 7s. ; Goodman Archer, 
10s. ; Walter Fairefield, 2s. ; Isaack Davis, 4li. ; Thomas Whit- 
ridge, 251i. ; Sergt. White, 10s. ; Eich. Walker, 7s. 6d. ; John 
Whipple, 5s.; for the buryall, 2li.; total, 681i. 17s. 3d. 

Salem Quarterly Court Records, vol. 14, leaves 133, 134. 

Estate of Thomas Manning of Ipswich. 

Administration on the estate of Thomas Maning granted 
Jan. 14, 1668, to two of his sons, Thomas and John Maning, 
who were to bring in an inventory. Ipswich Quarterly Court 
Records, vol. 5, j)(igc 80. 

Inventory taken Jan. 6, 1668 by John Brewer and James 
(his -|- mark) Saward : Seven Akers and half of marsh, 15li. ; 
too Bedds with the furnuture about them, 71i. ; one cow, 31i. 
10s.; three Iron potts. Hi., 4li. 10s.; two Kettells, 15s., too 
Barrills and three paills, 10s., Hi. 5s.; two Keellers, 4s., a 
paire of tramills, 3s., three skillit, 3s., 10s.; Three pevrter 
dishes & A tin tunell, 6s., pans & trayes, 3s., 9s.; one braise 
morter & pestell, 4s., too pewter cupp & bottle, Is. 6d., 5s. 6d. ; 
too little measures, one Jugg, a pair of sheers, 3s. 8d. ; fire 
pan, tonggs, andiron & gridiron, 6s.; one sute of apparell 
& too coats, 3li., too chests, Hi. 6s., 41i, 6s.; one glass 



146 THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

case & Kneading trough, 4s., too chairs and a baskett, 2s. 6d., 
6s. 6d. ; one tninck & one Box, 6s, 6d., one hat & one lamp, 
2s. 6d., 9s.; one paire of sheetes, Hi., one pair of shoos & a 
paire of Lyning, 8s., Hi. 8s.; too Barrills & a sive, 3s., one 
gaily pot, Is., too baggs, 2s., 6s. ; one New bed teeke, Hi. 10s., 
a parcill of feathers, 6s., Hi. 16s.; one pair of beetle rings & 

too wedges, 2s. — ; one fo , 5s.; total, 381i. 8s. 

Eeceived in Ipswich court Apr. 28, 1669. Essex County 
Probate Files, Docket 17,572. 

The court Apr. 28, 1669, ordered a double portion of the 
estate to Thomas Maning, the eldest, and to John and Dan- 
iell, the other two children, 9li. 10s. each. Ipswich Quarterly 
Court Records, vol. 5, page 95. 

Estate of Timothy Eobinson of Salem. 

Inventory of the estate of Timothy Robinson, amounting 
to 11411. 4s., clear estate, was allowed Jan. 26, 1668, and Mary, 
the widow, was appointed administratrix. She was ordered 
to pay to Timothy, the child of deceased, 301i. at the age of 
twenty-one years, and the rest of the estate to be for the use 
of the widow, the house and grounds to be security for the 
payment of the child's portion. Salem Quarterly Court Rec- 
ords, vol. 5, leaf 21. 

Inventory of the estate of Tymothy Robbinson, "Jo. Kitch- 
ins son in law," appraised June 29, 1668, by Thomas Robbins 
and Richard Croade : Wareing apparrell, lOli. ; 1 feather bed, 
bedsteed & furniture, 161i. ; sheets, pillowbeers & other lyning, 
121i.; 1 Cubbard, 1 box & a chest, 31i.; 1 Small Table, 6 
chaires & a little forme, 16s.; pewter ware, platters, dishes, 
spoones, &c.. Hi. 10s. ; 1 cubbard cloth, cushen & other things 
thereon, Hi.; 1 warmeing pan, 1 brass kettle & skillett, Hi.; 
1 Iron pott, pott hangers, fire shovell & tongs & bellows, Hi. ; 
4 bush, of Indian & 2 bush, of barly, 18s. ; 1 grindstone & 
tooles belonging to his trade, 21i. ; 1 Cowe & a pigg, 51i. ; his 
dwelling bowse, shop & gromid whereon it stands, 80li. ; total, 
13411. 4s. Debts owing, 201i. Essex County Quarterly Court 
Files, vol. 13, leaf 145. 

Estate of Robert Gray of Salem. 

Court 26 : 12 : 1668, ordered that if Nicholas Maning, hus- 
band of Eliza, late wife and executrix of the estate of Robert 
Gray, take into his hands 501i. that belonged to the children 



THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 147 

of deceased, as by the will which is in Mr. Jon. Browne's 
hands, together with what interest court agreed upon, said 
Maning should, before the next Salem court, give sufficient 
security. Salem Quarterly Court Records, vol. 5, leaf 20. 

Nicholas Manning gave June 29, 1669, the parcel of land, 
which he lately bought of William Lord, sr., containing nine 
acres, lying next to Major Hathorn's easterly, as security for 
the payment of oOli. to the children of Robt. Gray, deceased, 
which was 50li. left in the hands of Mr. John Browne, sr., 
who was to deliver the said sum to the said Manning. Salem 
Quarterly Court Records, vol. 5, leaf 25. 

Wliereas there are lOli. yet remaining in the hands of Mr. 
John Bro^vne, sr., of the estate of Eobert Graye, deceased, the 
interest of 501i., court 28: 4: 1670, ordered said Browne to 
pay it to Nicholas Manning, husband of Elizabeth, late wife 
and executrix of the said Robert Gray. Salem Quarterly 
Court Records, vol. 5, leaf 35. 

Estate of Richard Longhorne of Rowley.* 

"The last will and testament of Richard Longhorne of 
Rowley in the County of Essex made februarie 10. 1668. first 
I giue to my daughter Elizabeth a double portion whom also 
I constitute and appo}ait to be the executresse of this my last 
-mW and testament together wth my beloued Brother Thomas 
Longhorne whom also I constitute and appoynt to be the other 
executo"" w**^ my daughter Elizabeth and if the sayd Eliza- 
beth shall die without heirs of her owne body my will is that 
the one halfe of the estate given her by this my last will and 
testament be equally diuided between my other three daugh- 
ters I giue vnto Samuel wood my servant the sume of 10" to 
be payd to him w*'*in the space of one yeare after my death 
and if obadiah wood the father of the said Samuel shalbe will- 
ing that his son shall serue out his time vntill he comes to the 
full age of tweenty one years w**^ my brother John Johnson of 
Rowley then my will is that ten pounds more be added and 
the whole 20 to be payd vnto | |him| | when he hath served out 
his full time and in case the said Samuel shall die before he 
hath served out his full time that then no part of the 20^'' be 
payd vnto him butt that 20'*' shalbe diuided equally amongst 
my children then Living my will also is that my daught[er] 
Elizabeth shall haue the 20^'' abovementioned ouer and aboue 

* See also Records and Files of the Quarterly Courts of Essex 
County, Mass., vol. 5 (1916), p. 13. 



148 THE PEOBATE EECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

her dob[le] portion vntill it shalbe due unto the aforesayed 

Samuel and if the sayd wood shall p^'sently take away 

his son then 10" of the 20 to be equally diuided betweene my 
children and then all my estate both of lands houses cattle 
houshold stuff e and all my moueables to diuided equally 1 1 my 
debts being first paid | \ amongst my children, my daughter 
Elizabeth haueing a double portion as aforesaid Lastly I 
constitute and appoynt John Peckard, John Johnson and 
Jams Bailey ||all of Rowley aforesaid j] to be ouerseers to se 
this my will performed." 

[no signature] 

Witness: Anthony Crosbie, Daniell Ela, John Ward. 

Proved in Ipswich court Mar. 30, 1669 by the witnesses. 

Deposition of Jonathan Platts that going to Haverhill when 
Eichard Longhorne was sick, with John Pickard, he left the 
latter on this side the river and went over with the daughter 
of Richard Longhorne to see him and told him his brother 
Pickard was on the other side. He told deponent that he was 
very glad of it, for he had a great desire to speak with him, 
that he knew not how God might dispose of him and he de- 
sired deponent to come to him again when his brother came 
over the river. And so coming to him again, his brother being 
with him, and he, having told his mind to his brother Pickard, 
the latter told Longhorne that he would relate what he said 
to deponent for fear of spending him. Concerning his chil- 
dren's disposal, John Pickard said to leave them to the dis- 
posal of their grandmother to which Longhorne replied that 
he would and also to their two aunts, and that he would have 
them advise with Goodwife Bayly who was a good woman, 
whom he believed loved them well. This was about three 
days before he died. John Pickard affirmed the same. Sworn 
30: 1 m: 1669, in Ipswich court. 

Anthony Crosbie deposed that being in Haverhill when 
Richard Longhorne made his will, before Mr. Ward wrote it, 
said Longhorne was very desirous that his brother Thomas 
Longhorne should be one of his executors. But Thomas was 
not willing to serve, pleading his unfitness on account of living 
so far away, etc. Sworn Mar. 30, 1669, in Ipswich court, 

Daniel Ela deposed that he heard Longhorne say that he 
desired his brother to take his smaller children and their 
estate, etc. Sworn Mar. 30, 1669, in Ipswich court. 

Inventory taken Mar. 24, 1668-9 by John Tod, Ezekiell 
Northend and Samuell Brocklebanke : in Cash & books, llli. 



THE PROBATE KECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 149 

2s, 8d. ; 1 gray searg Dublett, 18s.; 1 gray searg paire of 
britches, 8s. ; 1 gray Jackett, 12s. ; 1 paire of white Britches, 
IGs. ; 1 old searge coat, Gs. ; 1 old Coat, 6s. 8d. ; 3 paire of 
stockins, 13s.; 1 red wascoat, os. ; 1 hat, Ys. ; 5 bands, 10s.; 
neck cloathes, 2s. 6d. ; 1 Dublet & 1 paire of Drawers, 10s. ; 2 
shirts, 8s, ; 1 paire of boots, 3s. ; for Armes, 2li. 10s. ; 1 Bed- 
sted with bed & all ye furniture, 12li. ; 1 Trundle bed with all 
ye furniture, 21i. 10s. ; 1 Bed with all the furniture, 71i. 10s. ; 

1 green rugg, 2li. ; 1 Coverlett, 2li. ; 1 white blankett, Hi. ; 4 
yds. red Cotton, 12s. ; 10 yds. of home made Cloth, 2li. ; 13 
Cushions, Hi. 10s.; 12 pillowbeers, 2li. ; 18 sheets, 9li. ; Childe 
bed Linen, 8s. ; Childrens Caps, 9s. ; a swathe, 2s. ; ribbon, 2s. ; 
Childe bed Linen, 10s. ; 1 white wascoat, 2s. ; Table clothes, 
napkins & towells, 3li. lis. 6d. ; 1 cupboard & cupboard cloth, 
3li. ; 1 little cupboard & cupboard Cloth, 5s. ; 2 chests & a 
trunck. Hi.; 1 Bedstead & bed with ye furniture, 15li. ; 1 Bed 
Avith all the furniture, 8li. ; 1 Bedstead & bed with all the fur- 
niture, 8li. 10s. ; 1 Bedstead & bed with all the furniture, 31i. 
15s.; A parcell of Childrens Clothes, 31i. ; in Brass, 61i. 9s. 
6d. ; spoons, 6s. lOd. ; Peuter, 4li. 18s. ; Tin ware, 4s. ; Iron 
ware, 31i. ; old Iron, 21i. 4s. ; spice, conserves, honey wth ye 
pots & boxes, 14s. ; Juggs, glasses & other things, 7s. ; Earthen 
ware, 4s.; Tallow & Candles, 12s.; a shovell, 3s.; Hogs 
Learth, 16s. ; Flax & Hemp tear & tow & yarn & Cotton wooll 
& yarn, 31i. 15s. ; shingle nailes, Hi. 10s. ; Board nailes, 10s. ; 
Clapboard nailes, 3s. ; 1 paire of stock cards, 4s. ; sieves, 6s. ; 

2 Linen Wheels, 8s. ; feathers, 2s. ; Trayes, Trenchers & Dishes, 
9s.; 1 frying pan, 4s.; a Cartrope & a halter, 5s.; a saddle. 
Pillion & bridle, Hi. ; Barrels, Tubs, Churnes, pailes & such 
lumber, 5li. ; 1 pair of bellowes, 1 cann, 4s. ; Tables, formes & 
Chaires, Hi. 8s. ; 1 Hammer, 2s. ; 2 Woollen Wheels & 1 paire 
of scales & a beetle & 2 Wedges, 7s.; 15 bushels & a 1-2 of 
Wheat with the tubs it was in, 31i. 10s. ; Rye & Eye malt & 
barly Malt, 19 bus. & 1-2, 3li. 18s.; Oats, 2 bushells, 5s.; 
Bacon, 2li. 3s. 4d. ; Hops, 4s.; 20 bushells of Indian come, 
21i. 13s. 4d. ; Cards & threed, 15s.; Baskets, 5s. 6d. ; cart, 
plow, sled, yoks, chain & 1 sithe, 2li. 13s. ; 1 Horse & 1 Mare, 
151i. ; 1 paire of oxen, 131i. ; 1 paire of steers, llli. ; 1 steere, 
31i. 10s.; 7 cowes, 26li. 10s.; 1 Heifer, 21i. ; 1 steer, Hi. 10s.; 
2 calves. Hi. 8s. ; sheep, 3li. ; 4 swine, 4li. ; S swine & 2 piggs, 
4li. 5s. ; The Dwelling house, barn, brewhouse with the orch- 
yard and land adjoining, 671i. ; His halfe of ]SreA\Tnarshes lot 
with a parcell of land bought of Thomas Abbott adjoining to 
it with his land lying at Cowbridge given as amends to the 



150 THE PEOBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

sd Newmarshes lot, 3411.; 6 Acres of gate land, 2611.; 6 
gates, 1211. ; Village land & meadow, 3011. ; Merrimack land, 
40li. ; Upland in the farme, lOli. ; 9 Acres & 1-2 of land at the 
great plain, 5li. ; Eough marsh at Cow bridge which was 
brought of Thomas Dickinson and John Scales, 2011. ; Meadow 
in Satchwell meadow, 511. ; 3 Acres of meadow by Newberry 
causy, lOli. ; Salt marish on the south east side of Mr. ISTell- 
sons Island, lOli. ; Salt marshe at hog Island with a litle 
given for Allowance for high wayes, 611. ; marish purchased 
of Mr. Nellson on the north side of Mr. Nellsons Island, 2511. ; 
Baggs & measures, 15s.; salt & sugar, 111. lOs.; By Booke and 
Bill, 19311. 9s. 3d.; total, 73211. lis. Id. Estate debtor, 1811. 
19s. 6d. 

Attested in Ipswich court Mar. 30, 1669 by the executors. 
Essex County Probate Files, Docket 16, 946. 

At the court Sept. 29, 1674, the executor brought in a 
paper to add to the estate: in some omitted, 1111. 6d. ; due 
from the estate by debts appearing since the inventory, 5311. 
3s. 4d. Ipswich Quarterly Court Records, vol. 5, page 88. 

Debts which appear on the estate of Eich. Longhorne, not 
inventoried previously, brought into court, Sept. — , 1674, by 
Thomas Longhorne, sole executor : To Mr. JoUiffe in Mony, 
Hi.; to Gd. ISTowers, Is.; to a legacy or Contribution pd. the 
Deacons, 3s. ; to Mr. Payne in wheat, 12s. ; to Gd. Jordan, 
2s. 8d. ; to James Bayly, 4s. 4d. ; to Andrew Hedden p seeking 
a mare, 2s.; to Mr. Boynton about ye Graves digging, lis.; 
to The Tailor Barker Junr., 6s. ; to the Country Eate, 6s. ; to 
Hen. Eylay, lid.; to Peeler Nash p feriage, 8s. 6d. ; to Eichd. 
Clark, 15s.; to Deac. Brocklebanke, for his time about 
devid — , 6s. ; to Jno. Pearson, sr., 3s. 7d. ; to Deacon Knowl- 
ton, Is. 4d. ; to Mr. Jno. Payne, 4s. Id.; to Cornett Whipple, 
5s. 6d. ; to Abel Langley, 1-2 bu. Mault, 2s. 3d. ; to Mr. Cros- 
bie p phisick, 211. 14s. 5d. ; to Mr. Crosby p more phisick, 511. 
15s. 3d.; to Samuel Woods Legacy p will, 1011.; to Eobert 
Pearce for fraight, Hi. 2s. 7d. ; to Eobert Lord, sr., 17s. 7d. ; 
to Cornett Whipple, 5s. ; to Daniel Ela for tending Longhorn 
when sick, Hi. 9d. ; to old James Davis for hopps, 16s. 8d. ; to 
Mr. Bishop, 19s. 6d. ; to Jno. Acie, 2s.; to Mr. Chickrg p 
phisick, 17s.; to Cornett Whipple, more, 6s. 4d. ; to Tho. 
Lovell, 4s. ; to Major Dennison p entry, 8s. ; to Wm. Chaund- 
ler, 3s. 4d. ; to Major Dennison p entry of actions, 18s.; to 
Ezkl. Northend, 7s. 6d. ; to Tho. Newman p work, 5s. 6d. ; to 
senr. Kimbal, Is. 4d. ; to Eich. Holmes, 5s. 6d.; to Humph- 



THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 151 

ry Wilson, Is. 3d. ; to Jno. Warner, 6s. ; to Nathl. Eust, 6d. ; 
to Saml. Hazeltine for Goeing for the Doetr., 5s.; to Tho. 
Leaver, 2s. ; to Jer. Elsworth, 5s. ; to Jno. Todd p dividing 

Estate, ; to Synio. Chapman p fetching Th. Long, ; 

to James Kid, ; to Mr. Ward, ; to Danl. Wicam, 

4s.; to Mr. Jno. Rogers p phisick, Hi, 7s.; total, 411i. 18s. 
lid. Goods not inventoried before: Two Acers of Salt 
Marish, lOli. ; a Silver Dram Cupp, 5s.; a Silver Whistle, 2s.; 
a Cradle, 2s.; a Tin Box, 6d. ; a Saw, lis.; total, lUi. 4s. 6d. 
Essex County Quarterly Court Files, vol. 22, leaf 138. 

Guardianship of Constance Longhorne of Eowlet. 

Constance Longhom made choice of Eichard Thurlay as her 
guardian. Mar. 30, 1669, who gave bond for the estate in 
his hands. Ipswich Quarterly Court Records, vol. 5, page 91. 

Estate of Mark Haskell of Beverly. 

Administration on the estate of Marke Hascall, intestate, 
granted Mar. 30, 1669, to Hanah Hascall, widow of Marke, 
who brought in an inventory amounting to 370li. 8s. 3d. 
Court ordered to the two children left, Wm. and Marke, 
2001i., the eldest to have a double portion, and the rest of the 
estate to the widow Hanah Hascall. Ordered also that Mr. 
Edmund Batter, Wm. Hascall, Hugh Woodbury and Nicolas 
Woodbury be overseers. Ipswich Quarterly Court Becords, 
vol. 5, page 91. 

Inventory of the estate of Marke Haskell taken 27: 11m: 
1668 by Tho. Lowthroppe, Eichard Brockens and John Hill: 
in money, 131i. 6s. 3d.; boots and shoos and stockins, 21i. ; 
wearing cloathes, llli. 10s.; wearing lining, 2li. 4s.; tow hats 
and one paire of gloves, 15s. ; one musket, towe blunderbuses, 
21i. 10s. ; thre remnants of woollen cloath, 91i. 7s. ; one paire 
of stockens and one paire of gloves, 10s. ; six paire of sheetes 
and one of cotton, 5li. 4s.; lining clooth, 21i. Is.; tableclooth 
and napkens, 16s.; six pillowbeeres, Hi. 4s.; one bedd and 
furniture, 15li. ; cuberd, table, chayres and chest, 81i. ; towe 
bedds. Curtains and valances, 121i. ; severall other things, 9li. 
13s.; plate and puter and earthen weare, 91i. 14s. 6d. ; brase 
and Iron, 81i. 16s. 6d. ; lumber & old Iron, 4li. 7s.; howse & 
ground, orchard and medow, 12011. ; toe cowes and towe 
young beasts, 131i. ; one mayre and coult, 51i. ; thre sterse, 
lOli. ; one bibell, 10s. ; total, 26711. 8s. 3d. Ther is a ketch at 
sea to be apprised when ft returns. 

Eeceived in Ipswich court Mar. 30, 1669. 



152 THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

Salem, 16: 11m: 1668, an account of the debts of Marke 
Haskoll when he died: to John Budd of Long Hand, 71i. ; 
Trustrum hammett of Boston, 161i. 7s.; Mr. hamond of 
Charlestown, to be paid in silver, 71i. ; Mr. Shrimton of Bos- 
ton to be pd. in silver, 41i. ; Mr. Gallupp, to be pd. in silver, 
4li. ; goodman Collins of Boston, 18s.; Mr. Briggam of 
Boston, tanner, Hi.; Mr. BrowTi of Salem, 151i. ; his daugh- 
ter-in-law, 711.; John Collins and the rest of his Company, 
61i. ; Isaack Woodbery, 61i. ; Phillip Crumwell of Salem, 31i. 
4s. 3d.; Mr. Gedney of Salem, 13s. lOd.; Mr. Woodcock, 7s.; 
Mr. Newman of Wenham, Hi.; Captain Price of Salem, Hi. 
1.2s. ; Mr. Humber of Salem, Hi. 7s. ; Andrew Woodbery, 10s. ; 
goodman Shadocke, 3s.; Jonathan Eager, 2s. 6d. ; his father- 
in-law, Hi. 10s.; Thomas Series, 18s.; John Dodg, 14s.; 
William Haskoll, Hi.; Joseph Hascoll, 5s.; Thomas Chubb, 
4s.; John Woodbery, 2s.; Kichard Stackhous, 2s. 9d.; total, 
871i. 

Salem, Mar. 24, 1668-9, the catch of Marke Haskall, ap- 
prised by Thomas Woodbery, William Hodge and Hugh 
Woodberre, at 1401i. ; the earnings of the Catch, 501i. ; the 
whole estate debts deducted is 37011. 8s. 3d. 

The Court gave the two children 20011., William, the eld- 
est, to have a double portion, the youngest named Marke, the 
rest, 17011. 8s. 3d. to HanahHascall. 

Essex County Probate Files, Docket 12,770. 

Estate of John Carlton of Haverhill. 

"The Last Will & Testament of Leift John Carleton of 
Haverhill made January: 15 : 68 I give vnto Hannah my 
Wife that house, w*'' y* orchard & Lott adjoyneing that W"" : 
Cumpton was formerly possessed of in Haverhill ; I give her 
also forty acres of upland & my will is that it shall be laid 
out adioyneing to the abovementioned home-stead in the 
most convenient manner to my wives satisfaction or accord- 
ing to the mindes of such as she shall improve & make use of. I 
give her five Cowes; & all my sheep. I give her all my 
household stuff and all my implements of husbandry. I 
give my wife also my East meadow. My will is that after 
my debts are paid, the rest of my land & estate not here men- 
tioned particularly shall be divided amongst my sons, my 
Son John being by this my will to have a double portion. I 
will that my wife shall have y® improvement of my Chil- 
drens estate if she see cause to her owne benifitt, untill they 



THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 153 

come of age according to Law, I will that my wife shall 
give deeds according to Law to such persons who have 
bought land of mee, whose deeds are not yet finished. I 
will that my Children shall be put out apprentices to some 
honest calling or trade. I appoint my Wife to be my sole 
Executrix of this my Last Will & Testament. I give the 
frame that I had raised for a barne to my wife, and all those 
boards that I am now o^\^ler of. I desire my Brother M"* 
Phillip Nelson, my Brother M"^ Jeremiah Jewet, & my Lov*^ 
friend Ezekiell Northeu to be overseers of this my Last Will 
& desire them to be helpefull to my wife in executeing y® 
Same." 

[no signature] 

Witness: Nath". Saltonstall, John Griffing. 

Proved in Salisbury court 13: 2m: 1669 by Capt. Nath". 
Saltingstall and Jn°. Griffin ; in the same court Mrs. Hannah 
Carlton renounced her executrixship. 

Inventory taken Jan. 25, 1668 by George Browne, Robert 
Clement and Joseph Davis: Apparrell & bedding, lOli. ; 
peuter & brass, 31i. 15s. ; wooden ware & Iren ware, 2li. 3s. 
4d. ; Tables, stooles, bedstead, chests & boxes, 21i. 10s.; a 
Hide, 14s.; a horse, 6li. 10s.; 2 oxen, 3 cowes & heifer & 
sheep, 301i. 10s. ; cart & plow & utensels for husbandry, 4li. 
10s. ; 74 acres of oxe common land, 12011. ; house and house 
lot, a bam frame and bords, 401i. ; East meddow, lOli. ; 120 
acres of land, 6 acres of meddow at hauks meddow, 701i. ; 
5 Acers % meddow beyond mount spickett, 201i. ; 3 Acers 
meddow in Hawkes meddow, 81i. ; in priviledges in Common, 
201i. ; swine, 51i. 10s.; Armes, 2li. 4s.; Come, 31i. ; sheeps 
wool & cotton wool & a box Iron, Hi. 10s.; 6 Ackers of up- 
land over ye wast bridg, 81i. ; Debts due by Book & on all 
other Accounts by bills or other ways not yet accounted for, 
531i. 16s. 4d.; total, 42211. 12s. 8d. 

Petition of Hannah Carleton to the court at Salisbury, 
Apr. 13, 1669, for administration on the estate of her hus- 
band, deceased, that she might have the use and benefit of the 
estate, her children all being small and helpless. 

Essex County Probate Files, Docket 4,653. 

Mrs. Hamiah Carleton and Peter Eyer were ordered 13 : 
2 : 1669, to take care of the estate of Mr, Jno. Carleton, late 
of Haverhill, until next Hampton court, and were empowered 
to receive and pay any clear debts but not to alienate any of 



154 THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

the land. Salisbury Quarterly Court Records^ vol. 3, leaf 
107. 

Administration on the estate of Mr. Jno. Carleton of 
Haverhill granted 12: 8: 1669, to Joseph Davis and Mrs. 
Hannah Carleton and they were ordered to bring in an in- 
ventory to the next Salisbury court. Hampton Quarterly 
Court Records^ vol. 3, leaf 110. 

The court ordered Apr. 12, 1670, that the administrators 
of Mr. Jno. Carleton's estate make assurance of the lands 
sold by Mr. Carlton or else to return what pay had been re- 
ceived. Salisbury Quarterly Court Records, vol. 3, leaf 115. 

Petition of Shubael Walker and Peter Ayer, administra- 
tors of the estate, to the court at Boston, Oct. 14, 1670, to 
consider the condition of the widow Hannah Carlton of Ha- 
verhill, being left with four small children and without any 
support from the estate, as what is left is wilderness land, 
valued at about 165li. 10s., and for power to sell this land 
for their help; the court 28 : 8 : 1670 granted the request. 
Mass. Archives, vol. 15B, leaf 174. 

Petition of Peter Eyres of Haverhill, administrator of the 
estate of John Carleton, deceased, that the power of admin- 
istration may be transferred to Edward and Thomas Carlton, 
the estate not having been fully settled and Hanah Babbage, 
the relict of said John Carleton, also requesting that admin- 
istration may be conferred on her two sons, the petition was 
granted Sept. 2, 1695. Essex County Probate Records, vol. 
305, page 79. 

The children of Mr. John Carleton being twenty one years 
of age, Peeter Ayer of Haverhill, the administrator of the 
estate, petitioned the court at Salem, Sept. 2, 1695, that the 
administration may be transmitted to Edward and Thomas 
Carleton, sons of the said John. 

Bond of Edward Carleton and Thomas Carleton of 20011., 
with John Carlton and Joseph Carlton, as sureties, all of An- 
dover and Bradford, Sept. 2, 1695, for administration on 
the estate of John Carlton. 

Essex County Probate Files, Docket 4,653. 

The court Apr. 6, 1696, gave Edward Carleton and Thom- 
as Carleton further time for rendering the account of their 
administration. Essex County Probate Records, vol. 305, 
page 145. 



THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 155 

Inventory of such lands not yet settled amongst the heirs 
according as the law directs, brought in Mar. 31, 1696, by 
Edward Carlton and Thomas Carlton, administrators: 47 
Acres of Land called oxe common Lands; two Acres & half 
of East Meadow; six Acres of Hawks meadow; three Acres 
or thereabouts of Hawks meadow; about four acres of Duck 
meadow at Spicket hill foot; privilidge in Comon apprized 
in the inventory given at loli. ; six score Acres of Land by 
Rob*, Swans deed joyneing upon Hawkes meadow. 

This estate to be divided to the widow and the four chil- 
dren, the only remaining heirs. 

The division of the estate within the bounds of Haverhill 
made by mutual consent, June 30, 1696 : to John and Joseph 
Carleton sons of John, deceased, the oxe pasture land, the 
orchard and house lot which was Cumptons, adjoining 
thereto, about sixty or seventy acres, and all the other lands 
and priviledges in the commons of Haverhill to their brothers, 
Edward and Thomas Carleton. 

Witness : Neh. Jewett, John Pengry. 

Petition of John, Joseph, Edward and Thomas Carlton, all 
children of John Carlton, of full age to act for themselves, and 
all married, that the above said division of lands may be 
settled, was allowed and confirmed, June 30, 1696. 

Essex County Probate Files, Docket 4,653. 

Estate of John Eaton of Haverhill. 

"In the name of God, Amen, The sixt day of August in y® 
yeare o"" Lord God one thousand six hundred sixty. & eight I 
John Eaton of Haverhill in the County of Norfolk in New 
England, being of whole minde, & in good & pfect remem- 
brance, doe make & ordaine this to be my last will & testa- 
ment concerneing my outward estate in manner & forme fol- 
lowing; that is to say First I will that all such debts & 
dutyes as I owe of right or of conscience to any pson or 
psons, & my funerall expences be paid by my Executors here- 
after named w*''out any contradiction or delay.. I give unto 
my present wife the use of my now dwelling house & or- 
chard dureing her naturall life, & such other things accord- 
ing as is exprest in a writeing comitted to the keepeing of 
Henry Palmer & whereas y** s'' writeing mentions a Cow 
which shee is to have after my decease in case that I have 
not a Cow at my death, I Will that my Son Thomas Eaton 
shall pay unto her five pounds or procure her a good Cow. I 



156 THE PKOBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

give her also six biishells of corne & one of my best swine. I 
give her more also the remaindeT of w* is due to me from 
Jolm Todd being about eighteen shillings I bequeath unto 
my Son John Eaton my biggest silver spoone, a brasse can- 
dlestick, & my bible. I give my Son John also all my live- 
ing in Salisbury provided that he never claime any thing for 
what he paid for mee to any pson or joersons upon any acco*: 
whatsoever. I give him also my second division of Upland, 
& all my share of meadow in the West meadow w'' meadow & 
upland lyeth in the Towne of Haverhill in Norfolk I give 
vnto my Son Thomas my home Lott after my decease & 
my now dwelling house & orchard after the decease of my 
present wife. I give him also all my share upon the Island 
lying ag* Haverhill & all my share of meadow in the Hawkes 
meadow, & my mead[ow] at the Pond meadow, after the death 
of my wife. I giue him also my shop tooles, w"' beetle & 
wedges, long Saw & grindlestone, & my part of the plow & 
cart w*^ their present furniture. 

"I give to my Son Thomas lithe use of myj| tillage land 
y* is now up in my ox-comon Lott dureing y® life of my wife 
paying to my wife the sum of twelve shillings p amium. I 
give him also the use of y* s"^ Ox-comon Lott for the sowing & 
gathering in of two cropps after the death of my wife, 
whereas y"" is mention made of a Cow to be given to my wife 
at my death, my Will is, that in case I have no Cow y° in 
being my Son Thomas upon consideration of w* I give to 
him shall make good y*' s'' Cow or five pounds as aforesaid 
otherwise he shall pay as followeth. To my Daughter Browne 
forty shillings, To my Daughter Davis forty shillings & to 
my Daughter Ingalls forty shillings w*^'' sumes shall be paid 
w^'^in two yeares after my death. I give my Son Thomas also 
my other silver spoone and my spitt. I give & bequeath to 
Thomas Eaton the son of my Son John Eaton all the land 
that is in my possession in y** great plaine & foure acres lying 
without the s'^ plaine fence & my East meadow; & I give him 
also my Ox-common Lott which he shall have delivered up 
to him by my Son Thomas two yeares after the death of my 
wife : & he y® s^ Thomas my Grandchild shall in considera- 
tion of my plaine Lott pay six shillings yearely to my Wife 
so long as shee shall live. I give unto my Grandchildren 
Jolm Davis & John Ingalls all my third division of upland 
to be equally divided betwixt them. I give to the s'^ Jn° 
Davis my grandchild all my share of meadow lying upon my 
Son James Davis^ meadow being my third division of meadow 



THE PROBATE RECOKDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 157 

I give to y'' s*^ John Ingalls my grandchild my second di- 
vision of meadow lying upon a branch of Spiggott meadow 
joyneing to Meadow of my Sonn Thomas: I give to my 
grandchild Thomas Eaton my musquett sword & bandeleers. 
I give to my Son Thomas Eaton^ son Thomas my little gunn. 
I give to my Son John Eaton the priveledge & rights of one 
Cow-common; I gi[ve] to my grandchild Thomas Eaton the 
son of Jn° Eaton y*^ priveledge & right of two Cow-commons ; 
I give to my grandchild Jn° Davis y*^ rights of one Cow- 
Common & 1 give to my grandchild Ju" Ingalls y^ rights of 
one Cow-comon, I give that Calfe that my Son James Davis 
hath of mine to keepe to Hester Davis. 

"I will that the five pounds worth in corne that is in the 
hands of my Son Browne be disposed of as followeth, Viz. 
to my Daughter Browne three poimds to my Daughter Davis 
twenty shillings; & to my Daughter Ingalls twenty shillings. 
I give to my Son Thomas that halfe of an ox that is between 
him & mee. I give my brasse, peuter, bedding & household 
stuff y* is not formerly disposed of to my three Daughters 
Ann, Elizabeth & Ruth to be equally divided among them : 
I will that my Executors shall pay twenty shillings to my 
Daughter Ruth Ingalls more then what is aboue mentioned. 
I give to my Son John Eaton my fourth division of upland 
when it shall be laid out in consideration of w* charge so 
ever he hath bene at upon any occasion of mine. I con- 
stitute & appoint my Son^ Thomas Eaton and George Browne 
to be Executors of this my last Will & Testament. In 
Witnesse to this writeing as my last will & testament I have 
hereunto sett my hand & scale the day, month & yeare first 
mentioned." 

John (his E mark) Eaton (seal) 

Witness: Nath". Saltonstall, James (his ( mark) Davis, 
Sr., Henry Palmer. 

Proved in Salisbury court, 13: 2m: 1669 by Mr. Kath. 
Saltingstall, and The. Eaton accepted the executorship. 

Henry Palmer attested in Salisbury court, Apr. 12, 1669, 
that he with Capt. Saltingstall and James Davis, Sr. were 
witness to this will and that it was committed to his care 
until John Eaton's death. 

Inventory of the estate of John Eaton of Haverhill, de- 
ceased Oct. 29, 1668, taken Nov. 2, 1668 by James Davis, Sr. 
and Henry Palmer: weareing clothes, 61i. ; Bedding, Hi.; 
Brasse, Hi. 7s. ; Peuter, Hi. 2s. ; A pott, skillet, spitt & mor- 
ter, Hi. 10s. ; tramells & iron ware, 10s. ; A bedstead & chaires. 



158 THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

Hi. 10s. ; warmeing pan, 7s. ; chest, 2 tables, trimck & a box, 
2li. 4s. ; Lumber about the house. Hi. lis. ; In Millitary armes, 
2li, 5s.; Two silver spoones, 12s.; axes, sith, hough & pitch- 
fork. Hi.; books, 14s.; tooles, 2li. 10s.; A share, plow, irons, 
cart & irons. Hi. 2s.; Indian corne 60 bl., 8li. ; Gates, 15 bl.. 
Hi. 7s. ; wheat, 4 bl.. Hi. ; Ry 6 bl.. Hi. 4s. ; Halfe an Ox, 31i. 
10s. ; A steare, 3li. ; A calfe. Hi. ; 4 swine, 41i. 10s. ; grindle- 
stone, 12s.; debts, 7li. 10s.; House & house Lott, 51i. ; Ox 
common, 31i. ; Eight acres of land in ye upper & lower plaine, 
28li. ; 25 acres of 2d division of upland, 251i. ; the 3d division 
of vpland, 5li. ; 5 Cow commonages, 15li. ; 2 acres of meadow 
at ye East meadow, lOli. ; 1 1-4 acre at the Pond meadow, 
61i. ; 1 acre & 3-4 of meadow in two places, 81i. ; 5 acres of 
2d & 3d division of Meadow, 20li. ; 3-4 of an acre of upland 
upon ye Island, Hi. ; The right of ye 4th division of upland, 
SIL; total, 20011. 

Attested in Salisbury court 13 : 2m : 1669 by Tho. Eaton, 
the executor, 

Essex County Prohate Files, Docket 8,520. 

Guardianship of Susanna Ring of Ipswich. 

Susanna Ringe made choice of her uncle Robert Kinsman 
as her guardian, Apr. 28, 1669. Bond of Robert Kinsman, 
601i. Ipswich Quarterly Court Records, vol. 5, page 95. 

Estate of James Axet of Lynn.* 

James Axy dying intestate, Frances, the widow, presented 
an inventory June 29, 1669, and was appointed administra- 
trix of the estate. Balem Quarterly Court Records, vol. 5, 
leaf 23. 

Inventory of the estate of James Axey of Lynn, deceased 
June 7, 1669, taken June 16, 1669, by John (his mark) 
Pearson and Andrew Mansfeild, upon request of Frances, the 
widow : Wearing apparell, Boots, shooes and Hatts, 51i. ; wear- 
ing Lining, Hi. 10s.; 6 pare of sheets & one single sheet, 4li. 
4s.; table Cloaths, napkins, Towells, & other small Lining, 
2li. ; Beds, pillows, boulsters, blanketts, & Couerings, lOli. 8s. ; 
whom spunn Cloath, vncutt out, 71i. 3s. ; Carsye, searge, 
penistone, broad Cloath, Irish Cloath and Carpitt, 5li. 7s. ; 
woollens, Cotton & Lyning yarne, 21i. 8s. ; c wool, flax and a 
winnoeing sheet. Hi. 18s.; Baggs, Cushing and a winnoeing 

* See also Eecords and Files of the Quarterly Courts, Essex 
County, Mass., vol. 4 (1914), pp. 252, 271. 



THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 169 

sheet, Hi. 3s. 6d. ; Iron Potts, posnitt and Brasse, Hi. 17s. Gd. ; 
Puter, 21i. 9s.; Moneyes, 61i. 15s. 6d. ; two siluer spoones, 12s.; 
scales, wights, frying pann, Candlesticks, spoons, & Tinn, 
16s. 6d. ; spitts, fire pann, Endirons, gridiron, pott, liookes, 
&c., 3li. 10s. ; Armas & Animuniton, Hi. 12s. ; Houseing 
Land & medow, 801i. ; 4 oxen, 5 Cowes, & one yeare ould 
Calfe, 421i. 10s.; 6 ould sheep & 2 Lambs, 31i. 10s.; due debt, 
161i. 10s.; Iron Tooles, Hi.; Bookes, Hi. 4s.; Bedsteads, Cub- 
borde, Chests and Boxes, Hi. 10s. ; Beare vessells, Tubbs & 
dry caske, Hi. 16s. ; English & Indian Come, growing on ye 
ground, 41i. 10s. ; English & salt marsh, grasse to mowe, 31i. 
5s.; swine, Hi. 16s.; debt due, 31i. 14s.; English & Indian 
Come & mault in the house, 31i. 3s. 6d. ; Earthen ware, 4s. 
6d. ; a Chearne, peales, milke vessells, Lanthorne, &c.. Hi. 
12s.; Tables, cheares & a stoole, 13s.; Butter, cheese, baken, 
& other provision. Hi. 10s. ; a cheese presse, forkes & rakes 
with some Lumber, 16s. 

Attested in Salem court 29 : 4: 1669 by Francis the widow, 
and she was appointed administratrix. Essex County Quar- 
terly Court Files, vol. 16, leaf 100. 

Joseph Eednap, aged between seventy and eighty years, 
and Samuell Johnson, aged about twenty-seven years, de- 
posed that they saw Axey's wife take him by the hand and 
said "Loue is not your mind as it was formerly agreed be- 
tween you and I : and he said yes & he sd by my estate to 
John Pearson I meane he should looke after it for you." 
Sworn in court. 

Samuell Tarbox, aged about twenty-two years, deposed that 
James Axey said he intended to make a will but his wife 
was not willing. Sworn in court 29 : 4m: 1669. 

Deposition of Andrew Mansfeild, aged about forty-nine 
years, that Axey wished to have John Pearson have Greaves' 
lot, but his wife desired that he would not make a will saymg, 
"Cannot you Confide in mee y* I will pforme what yo"" minde 
is, but you will give awaye all, hee Answered I intend to give 
nothing from you whilst you Line except some smale Legasye 
or Legasyes, shee then replyed hee might if he would make 
his will but said I will not nor can not consent to it, I re- 
plyed, it was an Apoyntm* of God for him to sett his house in 
order & instanced that of Hesekiah — set thy house in order 
for thou must dye & did declare to her that I hoped god would 
guide him in soe doeing: but shee replying, hee alsoe re- 
plyed sayeing I can dispose of none of my estat & being 
troubled wee then gott him to bed & I tarrying with him then 



160 THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

toiild mee y* it was his mind that Joseph Fiske should haue 
the use of the Land or Lining for fower j-eares after his 
wifes desease." Concerning Axey's disposition of his land to 
John Pearson, which was expressed in a will drawn up by 
brother Cowdreye, his intent was that his wife should have 
liberty to sell part or the whole for her comfort if needed. 
Sworn in court 30: 4: 1669. 

Nathanll. Kirtland and Marjerye Salmon testified that two 
nights before he died, Axey said that he gave his estate to 
John Pearson. Sworn in court 30: 4: 1669. 

Deposition of Andrew Mansfeild that being with James 
Axey in the time of his last sickness which was about three 
weeks before his death, his wife and Joseph Fiske being pres- 
ent, his wife opposed his making his will. And said James 
Axey before his wife and said Fiske solemnly left it with de- 
ponent that if anybody should ask why he did not make his 
will to say that he would have done it Wt his wife would not 
let him, for deponent was there to write it. Sworn in court 
1: 10 m: 1670. 

Thomas Fiske, aged about forty years, deposed that James 
Axey told him he would make Joseph Fiske his heir, and that 
he had another servant who lived with him formerly that he 
must also consider, for he himself had grown aged. Sworn 
in court 2: 10 m : 1670. 

Essex County Quarterly Court Files, vol. 16, leaves 102, 103. 

Estate of Mrs. Jane James of Marblehead. 

Inventory of the estate of Jane James, taken by Moses 
Mavericke, John Peach and Christopher Latamor: The 
house and ten acors of Land neare the Ferry, 40li. ; the House 
in which she died with the land pertaining to itt, 35li. ; the 
Land by the pound, 5li. ; one Cowes Commonage, 511.; total, 
85li. 

It was mutually agreed in court 30: 4 m: 1669, by Eras- 
mus James and Richard Read and Hester, his wife, that the 
estate left by their mother Jane James, be divided among 
them, the house and 10 acres at 401i. to Erasmus, and the 
house and land at the ferry and ground by the pound at 401i. 
to Hester, and the cow commonage at 51i. equally divided, as 
well as all other estate remaining. Essex County Quarterly 
Court Files, vol. 14, leaf 132. 

Estate of Christopher Lyndsey of Lynn. 

"The Last will, & testimony of christipher Lynsye of of 



THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 161 

.L}Tin in the Countye of Essex being weake of bodye but of 
good memorye & vnderstanding : Ap''^^: 9*^ 1669 Imp"": I be- 
queath my bodye to the earth, & my Spiritt to him y* gave it 
mee : 21y I bequeath to my Son Eliezer my Eldest horse : & 
3 gotes & 2 swine : 1 begger & one Lesser : Sly I bequeath to 
my Son John my mare & 3 gotes: & 1 biger swine -ilye I 
bequeath to my daughter Nahomie, my yonger horse, & my 
Heifer, & 3 sheep : & seaven gotes : & y^ other 2 swine : It : I 
bequeath all my tooles equally to bee devided betwixt my two 
sons It : I bequeath to my daughter Nahomie all my bedding 
& Lining & all my potts & kettles, & puter & my house, & 
Land : It : I bequeath to my 3 : children all y* is oweing mee 
onelye my daughter shall haue a quarter more then ether of 
my sonns : It : I bequeath to my daughter all my pvisions & 
all the rest of my goods :" 

Christopher (his J mark) Lynsye. 

Witness : Joseph Eeddknap, Andrew Mansfeild. 

"This 10"" : Ap""" : 1669 Memorandum : this is my minde, 
& will that the charge of my burial shall be discharged 
equallye out of the Legasyes aboue said: Alsoe I make my 
sonn Eliezer my executo"": & hee is to bee paid for all his 
trouble, & expenses, out of the Legasyes of his brother John 
& his sister Nahomie pportionablye & one pound more i\.lsoe 
I desyre William Bassitt, & Andrew Mansfeild to bee over- 
seers of this my will." 

Christopher (his J mark) Lynsye. 

Witness: Joseph Redknap, Andrew Mansfeild, William 
Bassett. 

Proved in Salem court 29: 4: 1669 by the witnesses. 

Will of Christopher Linsy was proved and an agreement 
in writing by the three children about the division of the 
estate among themselves was allowed and ordered to be re- 
corded. An inventory of the estate presented by his son 
Eleazer, was also allowed. Salem Quarterly Court Records, 
vol. 5, leaf 23. 

Inventory of the estate of Christopher Lynsye of Lynn, de- 
ceased Apr. 10, 1669, taken Apr. 12, 1669, by Joseph Red- 
knap, Andrew Mansfeild and William Bassett: The houseing 
& one acre of land, 22li. ; 4 acres Ljdng nigh the dwelling 
house, 161i.; Bedding, 4li. 10s.; one Rugg for a bedd. Hi.; 
Puter, Hi. ; Tinn ware, 4s. ; foure Horses yong & ould, 131i. ; 5 
swine, 31i. 10s. ; 2 ewe sheep & 3 Lambs, Hi, 16s.; 14 gotes & 14 
kidds, 71i. ; 1 Heiffor 2 yeares ould, 31i. ; 1 warming Pan & 1 



162 THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

Litle posnit, lis.; earthen ware, 4s.; 1 Table, 3 chests & 1 
oulde trunke, Hi. ; Barrills & Tubs, 12s. ; sivs, 3s. ; pales, bowls, 
dishes & wooden ware, 13s.; 1 Muskett, Hi.; two Iron potts, 
1 kettle, frying pan, gridiron & pott hangers & tonges & 
hookes, 2li. ; carpenter's Tooles, Hi. 17s. ; 1 pare of Bellows & 
1 broad hoe, 4s. 6d. ; one Cubboard & 1 houre glasse, 7s.; 
wearing apparrill, 31i. ; A table Cloath, napkins & other 
Lining, Hi. 5s.; flax & woollen yarne, lis.; corne & meale, 
18s.; 1 bedd Corde & 1 third pte of a Cable rope, 7s. 6d. ; 
lumber, 8s. 

Presented 29 : 4: 1669 by Eleazer Linsy. 

Agreement, dated 19 : 2 : 1669, among the children John, 
Eleazer and Nahomy Lynsey that the whole estate of their 
father should be divided equally. Witness : Joseph Armitage 
and Sarah Lynsey. 

Essex County Quarterly Court Files, vol. 14, leaves 123, 124. 

Estate of William Woodcock of Salem. 

Mr. William Woodcock dying intestate, and Hanah, the 
widow, refusing to administer, court June 29, 1669, granted 
power of administration to Mr. Eleazer Hathorne and Mr, 
John Corwin, who were to bring in an inventory to the nest 
Salem court. If the administrators should see cause to make 
use of any person to be helpful in posting the books or about 
llis accounts, they were to have liberty to pay him out of his 
estate. 

Mr. William Woodcock dying intestate, and his estate sup- 
posed to be much in debt, the court ordered that all creditors 
bring in their debts to the administrators, Mr. Eliazer Ha- 
thorne and Mr. John Corwin, and that this notice be posted 
up at the meeting house at Boston and Salem. 

Salem Quarterly Court Records, vol, 5, leaf 24. 

Mr. Eleazer Hathorne and Mr. Jno. Corwin, administra- 
tors of the estate of Mr. Will. Woodcock, having presented an 
inventory, and there being many creditors, court Nov. 30, 
1669, added Capt. Walter Price, Capt. George Corwin, Mr. 
Will. Browne, sr., Mr. John Gidney, sr., and Mr. Phillip 
Cromwell, as administrators, and ordered that the bills be 
paid proportionately, except Mr. Tailor's bill and the funeral 
charges, which were wholly to be paid. Also the widow's por- 
tion of 40s. given her by Dr. Stone, also the widow's thirds 
of the house, and hereafter no more debts to be paid out of 
the estate. Salem Quarterly Court Records, vol. 5, leaf 29. 



THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 163 

Henry Taylor certified, July 19, 1669, that the 41i. due to 
him from William \Yoodcock, deceased, "I doe hearby Freely 
giue the eayed som vnto his Widdow Hanna : woodkock for 
her prop use and behoof according to a former pmes vnto 
Walter Price and m"" Elyazar Hathorne at Boston ye last 
winter." Witness : Theodore Price and John Price. 

Dockter Woodcock debtor, for Charges in house Eeconed 
the 8th daye of June, And allowed of both ptes, etc., llli. 18s. 
9d. ; creditor, for a cask of strong watter, 15 gallens at 3s. 6d., 
2li. 12s.; more for William Wisman's debt, etc., 71i. 53. lid. 
Best due to Lattemer, 41i. 12s. lOd. 

Doctor Wm. Woodkock was debtor to Wm. Browne, ISli. 
15s. 6d. Mr. Woodcocke was debtor to Thomas Dixey, on ac- 
count of the Ferry, etc., 4li. 6s. 9d. 

Mr. Woodcocke was debtor to Ph. Cromwell, 501i. 5s. 7 l-4d. 
Witness: Tho. Ives. 

Mr. Woodcok owed Jno. Curwine, 19li. 7s. 5d. 

Accompt of disbursements layd out by the Widdow Wood- 
cock for the buriall of her husband and child, 1669 : For 
phisick for both, Hi. ; spice, f ruite, sugar, and oatmeale, 10s. 
6d. ; 6 gallons wine at his buriall at 4s. 6d., Hi. 7s.; 3 gallons 
ditto at child's buriall, 13s. 6d. ; for 2 coffins, 8s.; digging 
graves, 6s.; posts for the graves, 14s.; total, 4li. 19s. 

Due to Mr. Walton, Nov. 29, 1669, from Mr. Woodcock 
for a horse, 61i. 

Doctor William Woodcock, late deceased, owed Ele. Ha- 
thorne, 23li. 10s. 7d.; to Jolin Gedney, 661i. 17s. 7d.; and to 
Walter Price, 271i. 7s. 3d. 

Mr. William Woodcock, debtor, to George Corwin; Bal- 
ance due Nov. 3, 1664, 511i. 14s.; 12 : 9 : 64, tape, 2d., pins, 
16d., 2 1-4 yds Canvis, 22d.; Hi. Suger, 8d., Corke, 3d., 1 
ladle, 4d., Is. 3d. ; 2 : 10 : to thread 2 l-2d., genting, 98. 4d., 
thread, 9d., 10s. 3 l-2d.; Incle, 3d., buttens, 3s. 4d., 3s. 7d.; 
paper, 6d., starch, 4d., bluin, 2d., Is. l-2d. ; to 1-4 ye broad bl. 
Eibbin, 3s. 6d., silk, 2 l-2d., Is. Id.; Hi. 9oz. hard Sope, 
nedles. Id., 2s. 3-4d. ; 3 Gall. 1-2 wine : Er. ware, 19d., 176. 
4d.; 3-4 oz. Cinoman, Geo. Eopes Junr., 4s., 43. 9d. ; paper, 
6d., pipes, 1 l-2d., starch, 11 l-2d.; 41i. 3-4 soft sope. Hi. 
9 oz. hard sope, 4s. 3 3-4d.; 13 : 11 : 1664, to John Pickworth, 
21i. 4s. ; pins, 6d., 3 l-21i. Suger, 9d., 3s. 1 l-2d. ; paper, 6d., 
1 Lamp, 2s.; 2 qt. mallasows. Is.; Zeb. Hill, 8d., 21i. Suger, 
silk lace, 7d., 2s. 9d. ; 1-2 pt. Eom., nedles. Id., 61i. Sope, 36. 
5 l-2d.; 2li. Suger, 9d., 1 oz. bluin 1-2 starch, 23. l-2d.; 
l-21i. Tobacko, nayles, 18d., 2 3-41i. Suger, lOd., 4s. 4d.; 



164 THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

manchester, 8d., Is. Williams, 40s., 2li. ; 2 qt. Malasows, Rib- 
bin, 12 3-4d., 2s. 3-4d.; 21i. 1-4 Suger, Genting, 14d., 2s. 
10 l-4d. ; tape, serge, silk, 3s. lid. ; thread, nedles, paper, 9d. ; 
1 qt. Eum, nayles, Is. 10 l-2d.; 1:1: 1664-5, wine, suger, 
tape, 16s. 9d. ; to Nurse Jones, 15s.; paper, nedles, 9d. ; 8 yd. 
fine doulace. Hi. 6s. 8d. ; pins, 8d., 2 yd. Broadcloth, 21s., 2li. 
2s.; suger, paper, 3s.; Suger, lOd.; 3 Sk. Silke, nedles, Ribbin, 
3s. l-4d. ; silk, nedles, Ribbin, 3s.; Hi. shott, nedles, Suger, 
Is. 9d. ; Incle, paper, Sope, 3s. 9 l-2d. ; manehester, tape, 
Suger, 2s. 4d.; 1 yd. Sea, tape, 8s. 1 l-2d.; 31i. 
Suger, lOd., paper, 3s. ; l-21i. starch, 1 qr. paper, 1 3-4li. To- 
backo, 2s. 4 l-2d. ; lli, pouder, 2s. 4d.; 31i. suger, lOd., 
Mallasows, powder, 6s. lOd.; paper, thread, Mallasows, 2s. 
7d.; Suger, silke, sea, 3s. 9d.; pins, powder, sope, hard sope, 
8s. 8d. ; sope, hard sope, 5s. 8d. ; Suger, starch, bluin, 3s. 

5 l-2d. ; Suger, ribbin, 2s. 10 l-2d. ; Suger, Linon, 9s. Id.; 
doulace, cotten ribbin, 3s. 8 l-2d. ; paper, knife, salt, 2s. 7d. ; 
pipes, Suger, 48. 1 l-4d.; 21 : 5 : 1665, thread, nayles, paper, 
Is. 3d.; 1 oz. pepor, 1 qr. paper, 7d., lOd. ; Suger, cotten rib- 
bin, 4s, Id.; Er. ware, cott. ribbin. Is. 5 l-2d. ; manehester, 
Tobacko, Is. 7d. ; powder & sope, 4s. 3d. ; 1 yd. 1-4 stufe, 4s. 
6d. p., cott. ribin, 12d., 6s. 7 l-2d. ; paper, Er. ware, 3s. 
4 l-2d. ; pins, Cott, ribin. Is. 5d. ; 1 Boale, 7d., galone. Is. 
8 l-2d. ; nayles, thimble, 2s. 6d., suger at 8d., 4s.; sope, silk 

6 manehester, 3s. 5 l-2d. ; thread & buckrom at 2s., 2s. 2d. ; 
thread & sope. Is. 11 l-2d. ; Salt & 4li. Resons, 3s. 3 l-2d. ; 
total, 711i. 8s. 3d. Signed by John Higginson. 

Inventory of the estate of William Woodcock, taken by 
Thomas Putnam, William Flint and Isack Williams : Feather 
bed, wth. the appurtenances thereunto, 51i. ; 2 little old beds, 
lli. 15s.; 3 sheets, lli. lOs. ; 3 old shirts, 2 pr. old drawers, 1 
old doublett, 6s. ; 2 small Callicoe Cubberd cloth, 4s. ; 14 nap- 
kins and 2 old pillow beers, 15s. ; 4 old bans, 1 Curnett, 4s. ; 

1 hatt & ban, 12s.; 1 whitesh scarfe, 5s., 1 leather Cushin, 
3s., 8s. ; 1 Cubberd cloth & 3 glasses, 13s. ; 1 trunke wth feete, 
9s., 1 crackt lookeing glasse, 7s., 16s.; yarn, 3s., brush, 3d., 1 
old box & hammer, 12d., 4s. 3d. ; 1 table, table cloth & forme, 
12s.; chaires, 15s.; 1 small table, 18d., 16s. 6d. ; 1 pr. Iron 
dogs, 18d., 1 Iron back, 15s., lli. 13s.; 1 pr. Iron small dogs, 
8s., 1 pr. Andirons, 10s., 18s.; 1 small fire shovell & tongs, 
2s. 6d., 2 gridirons, 2s. 6d., 5s. ; 1 old iron chafeing dish, 12d., 

2 spitts, 5s., 6s.; 1 lamp & iron bearer, 12d., Is.; bellows, 
12d., fryeing pan, 2s., 3s. ; hake, 4s., old axe, 18d., Iron pott, 
7s., small pott, 3s. 6d., 16s.; 1 Iron kettle, 5s., pott hookes, 



THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COCTNTY. 165 

12d., 1 old brase kettle, 2s. 6d., 8s, 6d. ; old brasse skillett, 
18d., wooden tray, 12d., 2s. 6d. ; small brass skillett, 2s., 
warmeing pan, 5s., 7s.; Chamber pott, 3s., 6 pewter dishes, 
15s., 6 spoones, 12d., 19s.; pcell of old pewter, 4s., earthen 
ware, 15d., 5s.; tin ware, 4s., knocker & old hour glasse, 6d., 
4s. 6d. ; pitcher, 2d., wooden bottle, 4d., trenchers, 18d., 2s. ; 
tobacco, 12d., pistolls & holsters, 20s., 1 small still, 14s., Hi. 
15s.; 4 pr. broken old skailes, 7s., 1 slutt, 12d. ; 1 still, 3li., 
2 wheeles, 7s., wearing apparill, 30s., 41i. 17s. ; 1 Cradle, 6s., 
1 pr. old bootes & old hatt, 3s., 9s. ; 1 tray, 12d., 1 seeve, 12d., 
old chese & box, 28., 4s. ; Mr. Wells, Gallipots in the shop, 
with the chest of drawers, box of drawers and morter, 31i. ; 
bookes, Hi. 5s. ; 1 giinn. Hi. ; old broken morter & Candlestick, 
2s. 6d. ; 2 glasse bottles, Is. ; the house and ground, pro- 
vided the ground belongs to the house, 70li. ; cash, 4li. ; a 
great morter, 20s. ; total, 1071i. 8s. 5d. Also 1 horse supposed 
to be in the woods butt lame and apotticharies druggs. The 
appraisers excepted the two particulars above written against 
which Mr. Well's name was put. 

Attested in Salem court 2: 10 m: 1669 by Hanna, the 
relict of William. 
Essex County Quarterly Court Files, vol. 15, leaves 49-54. 

Estate of Mrs. Eliza Fraile of Salem. 

Administration on the estate of Eliza Fraile, widow, grant- 
ed June 29, 1669, to Samuell Fraile, who was to bring in an 
inventory to the next Ips^vich court. Said Samuell was to 
make choice of one man and the rest of the children to make 
choice of another man to appraise the estate. Salem Quarter- 
ly Court Records, vol. 5, leaf 24. 

Estate of Henry Coombes of Marblehead. 

Administration on the estate of Henry Combes, intestate, 
granted Sept. 28, 1669 to Elizabeth Combes, the widow, who 
was to bring in an inventory to the next Salem court. Ips- 
wich Quarterly Court Records, vol. 5, page 98. 

The widow of Henry Coomes brought in an inventory, 
which was allowed Nov. 30, 1669. She was to have the whole 
estate after the debts were paid. Salem Quarterly Court 
Records, vol. 5, leaf 30. 

Inventory of the estate of Henry Coomes, taken Sept. 16, 
1669, by Henry Bartholmew, Moses Mavericke and Hillyard 



166 THE PROBATE EECORDS OT ESSEX COUNTY. 

Veren: Dwelling house, six acres of land upon which the 
house standeth, orchard, garden, corne land & wast unim- 
proved land, 55li. ; one cow & one heifer, 6li. ; 3 swine of a 
yeare old & 4 smaler swine, 31i. 5s.; pcell of Corne, with 
other f rutes growing there, 31i. ; a smale boate, 31i. ; 2 loads 
& halfe of have, 31i. ; the garden fruite & aples upon the 
trees, 2li. 10s. ; wearing apparell with 1 pr. stocking, Hi. 10s. ; 
beading, bedstedd & old curtins & som linen. Hi. 10s. ; 3 
pewter dishes, 6 poringers, a bason, chamber pot, a salt, a 
suck botle, 5 drinking cups. Hi. 10s. ; earth ware, 5s. ; warm- 
ing pan & lanthome, 5s. 6d. ; 2 Iron pots, a skellet, hangers, 
tongues, gridiron, friing pan, Hi.; 2 spining wheeles, a box 
& a chest, 4 old chaires, a stoole, bellowes, Hi.; axes, reap 
hoockes, old howes & pailes, Hi.; total, 85li. 5s. 6d. Estate 
debtor: To Henery Bethmey, lis.; Goodman Pelemeter, 2li. 
Is. lid.; Easemes James, 2li. lis.; Mr. Samell Worde, 21i. 
128. 5d.; Thomas Dexse, 3li. 12s. 6d. ; Mr. James Breden, 3li. 
8s. ; Nicheles Woodbrey, 3li. ; Mr. Edmon Beter, Hi. 4s. ; 
Gebrell Hollman, IDs. 9d. ; John Clefferd, 158.; Capt. Gorge 
Corwen, 161i. 4s. 2 3-4d.; Mr. William Browne, sr., 71i. 10 
l-2d. ; Peter Wellckom, 2s. ; Henery Skery, 3s. ; Charles Water- 
felle, 16s.; Eichard Norman, 10s.; William Charles, Is. 8d. ; 
Elezebeth Comes, 5s. ; John Woolden, 5s. ; Mr. Frances John- 
son, lOli.; Eichd. Hide, 18s.; total, 571i. 2s. 8 l-4d. Essex 
County Quarterly Court Files, vol. 14, leaf 60. 

Estate of John Whipple, Sr. of Ipswich. 

"In the name of God Amen. I John Whipple eenio' of 
Ipswich in New-England, being at this present time, of per- 
fect understanding and Memory, though weake in body, 
comitting my soule into the hands of Almighty God, and my 
body to decent buryall in hope of Eesurrection unto Eternal! 
life by the Merit and power of Jesus Christ my most mercy- 
full saviour and Eedeemer, doe thus dispose of the temporall 
Estate w^** God hath Graciously given mee, Inprimis I give 
unto Susanna Worth of Newbery my Eldest daughter thirty 
pounds, and a silver beer bowle, and a silver wine cup. Item 
I give unto my daughter Mary Stone twenty pounds, and one 
silver wine cup, and a silver drame cup Item I give unto my 
daughter Sarah Goodhue twenty pounds. And all the rest of 
my houshold Goods; my will is that they shall be equally 
divided betwixt my three daughters aforesayd: But for their 
other Legacyes my will is that they should be payd them 
w^^'in two yeares after my decease : And if it should so fall out. 



THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 167 

y* any of my daughters above sayd should be taken away by 
death before that time of payment be come, my will is that the 
Respective Legacyes be payd to their Heyres when they come 
of age. Likewise I give unto Antony Potter my son in 
Law somtimes, forty shillings. Moreover I give unto Jen- 
net my beloved Wife ten pounds, which my will is, yt it 
should be payd her besides the fourteen pound, and ye An- 
nuity of six pounds a yeare engaged unto her In the Articles 
of Agreement before our Marryage. Concerning the four- 
score pound, which is to be Eeturned backe to her after my 
decease, my will is yt it should be payd (both for time, and 
manner of Pay) according to y^ sayd Agreement, viz. one 
third Part in wheat, Mault, and Indian Come in equaU pro- 
portions, the other two thirds in neat Cattle under seaven 
yeare old. Further my will is, yt no debt should be charged 
upon my sayd Wife as touching any of her daughters, untill 
it be first proved to arise from the Account of Mercy, Sarah, 
or Mary. I doe Appoint my loving freinds M'' Willia. Hub- 
bard, and M"" John Rogers of Ipswich, the overseers of this 
my last will and Testament, and I doe hereby give them 
power to determine any dijfference yt may arise betwixt my 
executor, and any of the Legatees afore sayd j | about ye pay^ 
ments af oresayd 1 1 Lastly I ordayn and Appoynt my son 
John Whipple the sole executo"^ of this my last will and 
Testament, To whom I give all the rest of my estate, both 
houses, Lands, Cattle, Debts from whomsoever due, and to 
his heyres for ever, In Confirmation whereof, I have hereunto 
set my hand, and scale, this lO*** day of May 1669." 

John (his h mark) Whipple (seal) 

Witness: William Hubbard, Robert Day, Edward (his | | | 
mark) Lummas. 

Proved in Ipswich court Sept. 28, 1669 by Mr. Wm. Hub- 
bard and Robert Day to be the last will of Elder John 
Whipple. 

Inventory of the estate of Mr. John Whipple, deceased 
June 30, 1669, taken July 15, 1669 by Richard Hubberd and 
John Appleton : the Farme conteyning about three hundred 
and sixty acres, 15011. ; the howses and lands in ye Towne, 
conteyning about an hundred acres, 25011. ; in Apparell, 91i. ; 
Linnen, 61i. ; fetherbed wth appurtenances, 71i. ; in Plate, 61i. ; 
Peuter, 4li. ; Brasse, 31i. 10s. ; chayres, cushions & other small 
things, Hi. 7s.; a still, 16s.; Two flock Beds, Hi. 10s.; Two 
Tables, lis.; One musquet, one pr. of mustard quernes, 15s.; 



168 THE PROBATB RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

Andirons, firepan & Tongs, 14s.; Two mortars, two spitts, 
10s.; Bookes, 2li. 8s.; total, 444li. Is. 

Attested Sept. 28, 1669, by Cornett John Whipple to be a 
true inventory of the estate of his father. 

Essex County Probate Files, Docket 39,489. 

Estate of Edward Hall op Lynn. 

"The Last will and Teastement, of Edward Hall, of Line in 
the County of Essexe, beeing sicke and weake in body, but 
of Perfet memory and vnderstanding this second Day of 
feberuary 1667 Imprimis I will that my wife Sarah and my 
Sonne Joseph HaU bee my Lawfull Excectetors 2ly I will 
that my sonne Joseph when hee Comes to Age haue halfe the 
howse and halfe the Land both of Upland and Meddow : and 
that my wife Sarah haue the other halfe both of howse Land 
and Meddow, 3** I will that my wife Sarah and my sonne 
Joseph Pay vnto my sonne Ephraim Hall, and to my Daugh- 
ter Sarah and to my Daughter, Elizabeth and to my Daughter 
Eebeckah and to my Daughter Martha all and Each of them 
ten Poundes a Peice: to bee Paied them when they Come to 
Aige and if any of them : doe Depart this Life before thay 
Come to Aige then theire ten Poundes to bee Distributed vn- 
to them yt doe surviue: but noe Part of it. to my sonne Jo- 
seph 4ly I will that my wife Sarah if shee chainge hur 
Condission: and marrie that shee haue all the Moueabells in 
the howse and toe Cowes 5ly I will that my sonne Joseph 
take Posession at my wifes mariage of both howse Land and 
meddow: hee Paying toe Cowes to my wife as Afore said, 
with all the goodes without 6ly I will that I Leaue all to my 
wife and to my sonne Joseph, as haueing to doe with noth- 
ing saue the vse whill I am Liueing but I say not the Dis- 
possing of Any thing 7ly I will that my Daughter Re- 
beckah haue A Copper Kettell giuen hur when shee comes to 
Age or twenty shillinges by hur Mother, Alsoe I will that I 
make Nathanell KertLand and John Burrall my ouerseers.^' 

Edward Hall (seal) 

Witness: Nathanill Kirtland, John Burrill, Henery 
Ehodes. 

Proved in Ipswich court Sept. 28, 1669 by Jolm Burrell. 

Inventory taken Sept. 12, 1669, by Nathanill Kirtland and 
John Burrill : A Leaven Acors of Land, 551i. ; the howse and 
Orchard, 121i. ; one horse, 51i. ; 2 oxen, lOli. ; 4 cowes, 12li. ; 2 
young cattell, 31i. 10s. ; 6 shepe, 31i. ; one yearling calfe, Hi. ; 
Swine, 21i. ; tooles, 21i. ; clothes and a Chist, 21i. 10s.; Linen 



THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 169 

& beding, 51i. 5s.; A Panell & fethers, 12s.; A gun & sord, 
Hi. 5s. ; in Eyron & brase, 3li. 5s. ; Pewter, lli. 10s. ; in yeam 
Linen & wollen, lli. 15s. ; Lumber, lli. 10s. ; A cart & yokes 
& chene, lli. 10s.; Corne, lli. 10s.; total, 126li. 2s. 

Attested in Ipswich court Sept. 28, 1669 by Sarah Hall, 
the widow of Edward Hall. 

Essex County Prolate Files, Docket 12,203. 

Estate of Thomas Palmer of Rowley. 

"I Thomas Pallmer being very weeake of body and full of 
paine yet of p''fect memory and "\mderstanding doe make and 
ordaine this my last will and Testament Imprimis I will and 
giue vnto my welbeloued wife Ann two cowes with two cow 
gates and my middow in bachelor meadow and my medow 
next to M*"^ Eogers beyond the cow bridge and two acres of 
salt marsh that I Ijought of John Tod neare Shad creeke with 
halfe of my land at home to be deuided throughout the lot 
with one Eoume in the house the which she shall haue hir 
Choyse of and of the lot when it is deuide : and also conuen- 
ient Eoume in the barne to lay hir come and hay in and to 
set hir cattell in also I will and giue vnto hir the one halfe 
of all my housshould goods of which she shall Chuse all which 
land and goods and Cattell I will and giue ^^lto hir dureing 
hir nattureall life and at hir decease my will is that it shall 
be in hir will and powre to giue and despose of to all or to 
any one of my childeren as she shall in hir descresion see 
most meet and conuenient 

"Item as for the Eest of my estat my will is that it be 
deuided amonge my three sons Samuell Timothy and Thomas 
only my will is that my son Samuell shall haue Thirty pounds 
more then the other and my will is that my Son Samuell shall 
haue his share in the house and lands at home my Son Tim- 
othy my will is that he haue the village land and my Son 
Thomas my will is that he haue my mearymacke land and 
that ther parts of my land that thus I will to them be Equally 
made vp in the Eest of my Estate acording vnto my will : and 
being that my Son Timothy is at Service and is to haue part 
of his wage in meadow which I account as part of my estat 
as well as the Eest that soe my other childeren espesally my 
Eldest Son be not vrronged by his expecting to haue it for 
him selfe my will is that my Son timothy shall haue that 
meadow in part of his portion according as it may be vallued. 
My will is that my welbeloued wife Ann pallmer and my 
Eldest son Samuell pallmer be Excequtors to this my last will 



170 THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTr. 

and Testament vnto which this as my last will I set to my 
hand this 2 of August 1669." 

Thomas (his T P mark) Pallmer. 

Witness: Maxemillion Jewett, Samuell Brocklebanke, Eze- 
kiel ISTorthend. 

Proved in Ipswich court Sept. 28, 1669 by Samuell Brockle- 
banke and Ezekiell Northend. 

Inventory taken Sept. 5, 1669, by James Bayley and Eze- 
kiel Northend : the house, Bame and all the land in the home 
lot and bradford stret Lotes and Aple tres, 401i. ; land at new 
bridg, 51i. ; land at new plane, 21i. 10s.; two acres of Land 
liing on the comon, Hi. ; five cowgats, lOli. ; about a hundred 
Eod of upland, 10s.; meadow and marsh given to his wife, 
whole medow and Marsh besids, 221i. ; all his land at the vil- 
1511.; marsh at hog Hand bought of M' Nelson, 71i. ; all his 
ige, 45li. ; land at miremak, 301i.; Books, Hi.; his Apparil, 
4li. 2s.; a bed and all belonging to it with two Eugs, 91i. ; 
another bed And all belonging to it, 4li. 5s. ; another Bed and 
all Belonging to it, 3li. ; linin, 4li. ; Bras and pewder, 3li. 2s. ; 
loron pots and the things belonging to them tongs and friing 
pan, lli. 12s. 6d. ; wooden ware. Hi.; Catle, Soli. 10s.; horses, 
lOli. ; hoges, 71i. 7s.; one Cart, 21i. 15s.; plow and sled and 
yoke with other furneture and chanes, lli. 10s. ; touls and 
Cart Eope, lli. Is.; the Loumes and all belonging to them, 
lli. ; Sadie and bridle and pilyond seat, 10s. ; Corne, 31i. ; 
woole, lli. 10s.; yarne, 2li. 10s.; bays, 8s.; haye, lli. 15s.; 
Chars and quishins, 5s.; sives and dough trough, 3s.; a 
smouthing loron, Is. ; one Euge, lli. 5s. ; Armor, 31i. ; Credit, 
121i. 12s.; total, 30711. 3s. 6d. Debts due from the estate, 
161i. 17s. 8d. 

Attested in Ipswich court 28: 7m: 1669 by Ann Palmer. 
Essex County Probate Files, Docket 20,454. 

Estate of Wymond Bradbury of Salisbury. 

Inventory of the estate of Mr. Wymond Bradbury of Salis- 
bury, late deceased, taken Oct. 11, 1669, by Edward French 
and Isaac Busswell: his wareing apparrell, bedsteads & bed- 
ding, 241i. ; 2 peeces of linen, lli. ; 6 cushins & one Kiver, IH. 
18s.; a Carpett, 6s.; 2 coverlets, a bedsted & other things, 
31i. ; a fishing nett, 41i. ; a chest of linen, 121i. 3s.; 3 chests & 
a box, lli. 2s.; a pillion, 10s.; riging, rope, yarne, blocks & 
old gun, 2li. ; 2 selves, bettle rings & a wedg, 5s. ; a small 
bagg of cotten wooll 130, 411. 6s. 8d. ; in Lumber, 31i. ; brass 



THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTT. 171 

& Iron, 41i,; a fowling peece, Hi.; in pewter, 21i. 14s. 6d. ; 
earthen weare, Hi. ; a payer of stilliards, 10s. ; to tables, a 
forme, joyn stoole, 4 chayers, a wheel & cards. Hi. ; a peec of 
Gotten clothe, 4li. 7s. 6d. ; looking glass & fower pictures, 
lis.; books, Hi. 5s.; a hand baskett, 2s. 6d. ; Mr. Tho. Brad- 
bury debter to ye estate for ye bowsing & house lott & oarch- 
yard, 601i. ; a lott of salt marsh, lOli. ; a comonage of fower 
cowes wth priviledges, 201i. ; 2 cows & a heifer, lOli. ; 2 hoggs 
& 2 little piggs, 21i. ; 2 fowels, 4s.; in sylver, Hi. 16s. 6d. ; 
bullett moulds, 6s.; due in jSTew england money, 601i.; total, 
23811. 7s. 8d. Supposed debts due from the estate about 601i. 

Attested in Hampton court 12: 8m: 1669 by Mrs. Sarah 
Bradbury. 

The Salisbury court 9: 2m: 1672, continued Maj. Pike's 
administrationship. 

The court held at Salisbury 9: 2m: 1672, ordered that of 
the estate the son to have the land and commonage belonging 
to his father in Salisbury, and 201i. in money, the two daugh- 
ters each of them twenty pounds in money, and the mother 
the remainder of the estate; only reserving 60li. to pay the 
debts, if not a sufficient amount, to be paid proportionably 
from the mother's and children's portion, if over the amount 
the overplus to be given to the eldest daughter, she being a 
lame child. The mother to have liberty to take ten pounds 
out of the daughters portion in money, allowing them so 
much in household goods. 

Essex County Probate Files, Docket 3,015. 

Estate of Mrs. Elizabeth Stagey of Ipswich. 

Administration on the estate of Elizabeth Stace, intestate, 
granted Nov. 11, 1669, by Mr. Samuell Symonds and Major 
Generall Denison to Symon Stace, her son, who was ordered 
to bring in an inventory to the next Ipswich court. Ipswich 
Quarterly Court Records, vol. 5, page 104. 

"The words of Elizabeth Stace apon here death beade her 
Laste will : hauing & Inioying here vnderstanding and mem- 
ory is as followeth. first I giue my Soule Into the hands of 
Jesus Christ my blesed Eedemer : & my body to be desently 
Buried in Ipswich Burying place : & for my owtward Estatte 
first I giue to my Sonne Simon a bolloke for the buryall of 
me to my Sonne thomas Stace a gratte bibell & a damaske 
napkaine : to my dafter Sarah busswell a vellvette Cushen. 
to my dafter Susanah ffrench two Payer of glowes : all thesse 



172 THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

hauing Eesajrved ther porshones before: Item I giue to my 
dafter meors a beade & a blanket & a Couerlide and bollstor 
& a pillowe & a payer of Sheatts & a payer of pillowbears & 
one of my wearing Coouttes : & to my dafter ane in Consider- 
ashon of here staiying with me In my owld aegge & beinge 
hellpfull to me: for that I giwe to here two Cowes and all 
my other howsalld stuf e : mary meors having Resayved a 
porshon aUso befor. 

"This we testify to be the Last wille of Elizabeath Stace 
widdowe of Ipswieth of the County of Esex as we Easayved 
them from here owne mouth a day or two befor she dyed." 

Witness: Simon Stace, Sarath Stace, Anne Stace. 

Proved in the Ipswich court Mar. 29, 1670 by the witnesses, 
and allowed, although it was declared no will on account of 
no executor being named. 

Inventory of the estate of the widow Stace, taken by John 
Whipple and Tho. Gierke: wearing cloaths, both woolen & 
Linnen, 6li. 7s. ; three paire of sheets, 21i. 8s. ; five napkins, 
pilow bears, an approns. Hi. 13s. ; five yards of home made 
cloath. Hi. ; too yards more of home made cloath, Ss. ; one 
silver spoone, 6s.; one fiockbed & bedsted wth curtaines & 
vallins, a coverlid, two pillows, one Bolster, 4li. ; one flockbed, 
coverlid, one Blanckett, two pillowes & one bedsted, 21i. 10s. ; 
two chests & one tnincke, 15s.; one velvet cushin, 2s.; two 
chaires, one table, one tub, 6s. ; two ould wheeles, 4s. ; pewter, 
8s. ; one braise Kettle, two scilletts, one pott, one pestles & 
morter, Hi. 9s. ; one spitt, chaffing Dish, tongs & cobirons. Hi. ; 
one trammell, one gridiron, 6s. ; one cow & one heifer, 6li. ; 
total, 291i. 2s. 

Allowed in Ipswich court Mar. 29, 1670. 

Essex County Probate Files, Docket 26,069. 

Estate of Thomas Harvey of (Gloucester?). 

Administration on the estate of Tho. Harvey, deceased, 
granted Nov. 30, 1669, to Mr. Will. Browne, sr., who was to 
bring in an inventory of all the estate in this country to the 
next Salem court. Salem Quarterly Court Records, vol. 5, 
leaf 30. 

Estate of John Marsh, Jr. of Salem. 

Administration on the estate of John Marsh, jr., intestate, 
granted Nov. 30, 1669, to his widow Sarah, who brought in 
an inventory amounting to 297li. Is. clear estate. Salem 
Quarterly Court Records, vol. 5, leaf 30. 



THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 173 

Inventory of the estate of John Marsh, jr., taken 2:10: 
1669, by Henry Bartholmew, George Gardner and Joseph 
Grafton, jr. : Dwelling house, outhouse and land, 501i. ; two 
mares and 2 colts, 121i. ; one hhd. sugar, 71i. 10s.; 3 fether 
bedds, 3 bolsters, 2 Ruggs, 4 pillowes, and 6 blanketts, 2 bed- 
steds and one trundle bed, 2011.; sheetes, pillowbeers, nap- 
kins, table clothes, 121i. ; a pcell of flax, nailes, shooes, and 
whalbone, 21i. 4s. ; table with the frame, 4 stooles, 2 Chests, 
with chaires. Cradle and three boxes, 41i. 5s. ; wearinge ap- 
parell, 81i. ; Eemnant of dowles, kersy, serge and demetie, 
8li. ; brass, pewter, scales and warming pan, 61i. ; one Iron 
pott, pot hanger, pot hocks, and irons, fire shovell and tongs, 
Hi. 5s. ; one gun, 2 p stilliers and old bookes, 21i. ; 2,000 
boords, 6li. ; old tubbes, barlL, etc. in the Celler and ware- 
house, 10s. ; mony, 25li. ; debts owing the estate, 351i. 7s. ; 
total, 30011. Is. The estate owed 31i. 

Attested in Salem court 2:10: 1669, by Sara, relict of John 
Marsh and she was ordered to pay to Sara and Ruth, the two 
children 601i. each, at the age of eighteen years or at mar- 
riage, and if either should die before that time, the surviving 
should have 4011. of the 601i. paid her. The widow was bound 
in 15011. for pa^inent of the aforesaid sums, the house and 
ground to be for security. Essex County Quarterly Court 
Files, vol. 15, leaf 55. 

Whereas Sara, relict of John Marsh, deceased, and admin- 
istratrix of his estate, having been married recently to one 
Nicholas Chatwell, and the estate of said Marsh having been 
ordered by the court, the children of deceased having a con- 
siderable part allowed them, the court 25: 4: 1672, would 
not allow the security tendered by said Chatwell, but ordered 
that he be required to furnish 15011. as security, together 
with some other sufficient person, to the acceptance of the 
Worshipful Major Hathorne, Mr. Hen. Bartholmew and Na- 
thaniell Felton, besides the house and ground. Salem Quar- 
terly Court Records, vol. 5, leaf 57. 

Estate of Samuel Symonds, Jr. of Ipswich. 

"In the name of .god amen, I Samuel Symonds of Ips- 
wich in the County of Essex in New England Jun"^ gent, 
being vpon a voyage for England & not knowing how it may 
please god to deale with me in respect of my mortall con- 
dicon doe ordayne & make this my last will, & Testament, in 
mann' & forme following viz : first I give my soule into the 



174 THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

handes of my blessed god & deare Savio"* Jesus Christ; & my 
body to be decently buried. Item I give vnto each of my sis- 
ters, namely Elizabeth wife of my brother Daniel Epps, Mar- 
tha wife of my brother John Denison, Ruth wife of my 
brother John Emerson, Mary wife of my brother Peter Dun- 
can, & Priscilla Symonds, eight pounds a peece, to be paid 
in currant pay in New England, within six monthes after my 
fathers decease. Item I give vnto my loving father, M"^ 
Samuel Symonds all the rest of my estate, both reall & 
psonall, as bowses landes, Milne, & what else is myne, with 
all & singular the app'^tenances : whom I make my executor 
of this my last will, & Testament ; & whom I appojoit to pay 
my debts, & to receive what is due to me In witnesse whereof 
I have herevnto set my hand & Seale Decemb 18*"^ 1668." 

Samuell Symonds Jun"" (seal) 

Witness : James Chute, DanieU Epps, Jun"^. 

Proved Nov. 29, 1669, by James Chute before Samuell Sy- 
monds and 30 : 9 : 1669 by Daniell Epps. 

Inventory taken Nov, 29, 1669, by Henry Bennet and Wil- 
liam (his B mark) Bennett: 2 guns, 4li. 15s.; one saddle & 
bridle, Hi. 10s. ; wearing apparel at home, 3li. ; halfe the farme 
at Lamperele Eiver, the wholl farme contayning 640 acres, 
lOOli.; Bookes, 81i. 8s. 6d.; a still, Hi, 10s.; debts owing 
to him, 25li. ; debts which he oweth at home, 40li. 

The court 30 : 9 : 1669 gave the executor additional time 
to perfect this inventory. 

The other part of the inventory taken Nov. 15, 1670, by 
James Chute and Henry Benet: his chest of druggs, 211i. ; 
another chest with two hatts & goods, 321i. ; A limbeck, 41i. 
10s. ; bookes at the Bay, 21i. ; one old black cloake & other 
clothes at home, 41i. ; A still, 2li. ; one stone morter, 5s. ; 
saddle & bridle. Hi. ; total, 701i. 15s. Owing out of his estate, 
1201i. ; owing in England, 95li. 10s. 7d. 

Brought into court 2: 10m: 1670 by Samuell Simonds, 
Esq. 

Essex County Quarterly Court Files, vol. 15, leaves 56-58. 

Estate of Egbert Buefum of Salem. 

Administration on the estate of Robert Bujffum, dying in- 
testate, granted 2: 10m: 1669, to Tamsen, the widow, who 
brought in an inventory which was allowed. The two papers 
given in as testimony, of Gartrid Pope and Eliza Kitchin, to 
prove what was the will and mind of deceased, not being at- 



THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 175 

tested upon oath, were not allowed, but were to remain on 
file in the court records. 

Inventory of the estate of Robert Buffem, lately deceased, 
taken Nov. 15, 1669, by George Gardner and John Kitchin 
His wearing apparrell, 51i. ; three beds, with ye furniture 
14li. 10s.; a small table Cloath and halfe a dozen knapkins 
10s. ; two coboards and two tables. Hi. 10s. ; one small truncke 
and two Chests, 10s.; severall parsels of garden seeds, 2li. 
three kittels and three iron potts, 31i. ; putar & latten pans 
Hi. 4s. ; one paire of andirons, two hakes, one spitt, one paire 
of tongs, one fier shovell. Hi. ; two skillets and one bible, 8s. 
three small remnants of cloath, Hi. 10s.; cotten yarne and 
flax & 4 porrenjars. Hi. 4s. ; scales, weights and measures, 4s. 
one small gunne & one sword, 15s.; glass bottles and Jugges 
10s. ; one warming pann & a little wooll, Hi. ; wooden ware 
Chaires, 21i. ; ye dwelling house, outhouses, ye orchard & 4 
ackers of land belonging to it, ISOli. ; 2 acres of salt marsh, 
15 acres of upland, 301i. ; 2 acres of fresh marsh, 4li. ; five 
Cows & 3 oxen, 281i. ; three calves & 3 swine, 41i. ; one old 
Cart & one plow & Iron gear. Hi. ; workin toolls, 15s. ; a Iron 
Scillett, a bason & a Coboard, 9s. ; a horse, 31i. ; monye, 131i. ; 
total, 27011. 19s. 

Gertrud Pope, widow, deposed that being at the house of 
Robortt Buffom when he lay on his death bed, he asked de- 
ponent and Eliz. Kitchen ''to take notice that what he had 
as to his estate he would leue to his wife for shee helpt to 
gett it & y^ Children were hers." 

Elizabeth Kitchin testified that Robert Buffiun's wife 
Tamsen, being near her husband, urged him to make his will 
and leave his estate to the children, etc. 

Essex County Quarterly Court Files, vol. 15, leaf 59. 

John Hill, Robert (his mark) Wilson, William Beanes 
and Jeremiah Neale, children and heirs of Robert Buffum, 
deceased, shewing that their father died intestate, and the 
Court appointed Tomazin Buffum, the widow, administratrix 
of the estate, who since that time hath either disposed of 
the same or else keepeth the same in her own hands, petition 
the court to consider their cause that they may not be de- 
prived of their due. 

Deposition of Mary Buffum alias Mary Neale, aged about 
30 years, that when her father Robert Buffum was sick she 
tended upon him imtil he died, and during that time she 



176 THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

heard her mother Tomazin Buffum several times desire her 
father Eobert Buffum to make his will for the settling of his 
estate, of which he took little notice until a little before his 
death she desired him to give their son Calebb certain land 
lying in the North tield of the towne of Salem which he was 
not willing to do, but said he would have his son Joshua have 
a double portion and for the rest of his children he would 
make no difference betwixt them for they are yours as well 
as mine. 

Sworn Nov. 25, 1678 before Bartho. Gedney. 

Essex County Quarterly Court Files, vol. 30, leaf 16. 

Agreement made Apr. 2, 1679 by Tamasing Buffam, re- 
lict of Eobert Buffam of Salem, with her two sons Joshua 
and Caleb Buffam and her sons-in-law, John Hill, Eobert 
Willson, Wm. Beane and Jerimiah Neale with reference to 
the estate of her deceased husband. Joshua and Caleb Buf- 
fam to have all the land in the North field, Joshua being the 
elder brother to have two thirds and Caleb one third part, the 
land and houseing in Salem one half to each, as it is now 
divided excepting ten pole of ground in the homestead next 
to the house and land of Henry Eenold, being two pole and 
half in front to the street and four poles deep, which Lidia 
my daughter, wife of John Hill shall have, she paying to her 
son Caleb Buffam for the same, ten pounds; Joshua Buffam 
shall pay to his brothers, William Beane and Jerimiah Neale, 
each, sixteen pounds in silver, within three years after her 
decease; Caleb Buffam shall pay to his brothers John Hill 
and Eobert Willson, each sixteen pounds in silver, within 
three years after her decease. All the ground at Castle Hill 
bought by Tamasing Buffam, of Elias Stileman to be equally 
divided between her four sons-in-law, John Hill, Eobert Will- 
son, Wm. Beane and Jerimiah Neale, entailed unto their 
grandchildren belonging to them that have been and now 
are their wives, only she is to have during her life one third 
of the produce of the land and one third of all the wood that 
shall be cut on the land, but if the one third prove not suffi- 
cient then the sons and sons-in-law each of them to contrib- 
ute out of the principle stock for her supply and for the other 
estate on the inventory the mother to have liberty to dispose 
of as she sees good. 

Signed by Thamasing Buffam, Joshua Buffam, Caleb Buf- 
fam, John Hill, Eobert Willson, Sara Beane as attorney to 
her husband William Beane, Jerimiah Neale. Witness: 
Henry Eenolds, Eichard Croad. 



THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. l7T 

Allowed by the Ipswich court held Apr. 1, 1679, as a final 
distribution of the estate of Eobert Buffam. 

Jeremiah ]!^eale acknowledged Apr. 18, 1690, the receipt 
of sixteen pounds from his brother Joshua Buffam according 
to the above agreement. Ipswich Deeds, vol. 4, page 241a. 

Estate of William Powell of Salem. 

"These p'sents doe witnesseth, that I william Powell of 
Salem in new England, Seaman, & being bound for Verginea, 
& times being troublesom & dangerous, doe there for make 
this my last will & testiment this 18*** day of march Ann" 
Domm: 1666-7 as followeth. to Say that after all my debts 
are paid, & discharged I doe giue vnto Hillyard Veren, the 
remainder of that little estat God haue giuen me in this world 
And doe make & appoyut the said Hillyard Veren Seny"" the 
sole Executrix of this my will, as witnes my hand & scale the 
day & yeare first above writen." 

William (his V mark) Powell (seal) 

Witness : Hana (her X mark) weekes. Will. Dounton, Hen- 
ry West. 

Proved 7: 12m: 1669 by Will. Dunton and Henry West, 
and 9: Im: 1669-70 by Hanah Wicke now Pitman. Wm. 
Hathorne, Assist. 

Inventory taken 13: 11m: 1669, by Christopher Babbidg 
and Henery West: 11 1-2 yds of read Gotten, lli. 8s. 9d. ; 36 
yds of read Penistone, 51i. 18s. ; 19 yds. of freese, 41i. 15s. ; 1 
green rug, lli. ; 19 yds. of blew linen, lli. 2s. ; 29 1-2 yds. of 
Dowlas, 3li. 13s. 9d. ; 5 yds. of locrum, 6s. 3d.; 1 cours bed 
Ticking & bolster, lli. 10s. ; 1 fine Ditto with bolster & Pil- 
lows, lli. 15s.; 3 3-4 yds. of kersy, 15s.; 4 yds. of fine ditto, 
lli. 12s.; 10 1-2 yds. of sad Coulered Ditto, 3li. 15s.; 1 pair 
of Curtains, lli. 5s. ; 1 pr. of blanketts, lli. 2s. ; 6 lardge 
Platters, 21i. lis.; 8 smal Ditto, 21i. 8s.; 4 Ditto, 16s.; 13 
Plates, 19s. 6d. ; 2 smal Platters, 5s.; 1 Chamber pott & bas- 
son, 8s. ; 2 earth. Jugs, 3s. ; 1 brass kittle, lli, 10s. ; 1 smaller 
Ditto, 15s.; Cash, 81i., 1 pr. shoose, 3s. 6d., 81i. 3s. 6d. ; 1 pr. 
of andians, 18s.; 1 fire Pan & Tongs, 6s.; 1 warmeing pan, 

10s.; 1 Caster, 10s.; 1 ditto, — , felt, 6s.; 1 Smal Trunk, 

5s.; 2 3-4 yds. of striped silk, 13s. 9d. ; 2 knives & 1 brass 
box, 2s. 6d. ; 2 pewter potts, 7s. ; 1 earth, porringer, 4d. ; 2 
pr. of sisers, 8d.; 7 spoones, 2s. 4d., 9 Porringers, 10s. 3d., 
12s. 7d. ; 5 white Earth Platters, 5s.; 2 white Candlesticks 
& salt seller. Is. 6d. ; 5 pr. of woosted stocings, lli. ; 5 1-2 yds. 



178 THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

of Dowlas, 14s.; 2 shirts & 1 pr. of Draws, 5s.; 6 pr. band 
strings & 1 pr. buttens, 6s. ; 1 pr. of old woosted stocings, 3s. 
6d. ; 2 yds. of read serdge, 12s. ; 1 new Trunke, 5 neck cloths 
& 1 hankercheif , Hi. ; 1 Coate, Dublitt & briches of stuff, 2li. ; 
1 seardg Coate & west cote. Hi. 5s.; 11 1-2 qn. of Refuse fish, 
5li. 15s.; 6 qn. of Merch. Ditto, 31i. 18s. Debts: Rob. Glan- 
field, 31i. 12s. 5d. ; Pasco Foott, 10s. lOd., 4li. 3s. 5d. ; Josh- 
uah Ward, 13s. 3d., Good. Glanfield, 5s. 6d., 18s. 9d.; Paul 
Mansfield, Hi. 6s.; John Grafton, 1-2 a ps. of silk & 1 yd. 
Calico; Jeremiah Booteman, 7s., an earth, pot, 12d., 8s. 6d. ; 
total, 761i. 13s. 9d. The estate is debtor to goodman Herrick, 
12s.; Gilbert Peeters, 10s.; Thomas Rix, 5s.; Ed. Bush« de- 
mand, 9s.; and more not yet known. 

Delivered Mar. 29, 1670, in Ipswich court. 

Deposition of Hannah Reeves, aged about fifty years, that 
William Powell came to live with her brother Thomas Rootes, 
"ye tenth of December, was two years," where he spent some 
time that winter learning to read English, after which he 
went another voyage to Barbados with Mr. John Grafton and 
after that went to England in the same vessel with Mr. 
Cushion and lastly this voyage with Mr. Grafton wherein he 
was lost; before he went on his first voyage he said what 
estate he had was Thomas Rootes and this he said for three 
voyages, and in jesting him about having another heir, mean- 
ing Mr. Verins daughter, he said it was not so, that they got 
him to make a writing but he meant to take it up again. 

Sworn 18: Im: 1669-70 before Wm. Hathome, Assistant, 

Deposition of William Downton of Salem, he being pres- 
ent at Mr. Veren's when William Powell made his will bear- 
ing date March 18, 1666-7; that he saw him sign, seal and de- 
liver it to Mr. Veren as his own free act, adding these words, 
"that he did itt freely with al his hart," and that there was 
nothing on Mr. Veren's part moving said Powell to make it. 

Sworn Mar. 28, 1670. 

Deposition of James Ellinwood, aged sixteen years, that 
he heard William Powell say several times to his Master, 
Thomas Rootes, when he lived at his house, that if he came 
not again from sea, all that he had should be his and at his 
disposing. 

Sworn 21 : 12m: 1669 before Wm. Hathorne, Assist. 

The letter of Wm. Hathorne, dated Salem, 28: Im: 1670, 
to the Court at Ipswich, that all things about the will of Wm. 
Powell, deceased, be suspended until the Salem court for the 



THE PROBATE EECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 179 

reason that 'Tie being cast away, yett y^ master, & some 
others are aliue, w*^*^ may informe more then can yett be 
knowne." 

Essex County Probate Files, Docket 22,623. 

Mr. Hilyard Verren presenting a written will of Wm. 
Powell testified upon oath by three witnesses, court Mar. 29, 
1670, accepted the probate, said Hillyard giving bond of 15li. 
that the estate be ordered according to the will and to save 
the court harmless from any after claims by a written will of 
an after date. Ipswich Quarterly Court Records, vol. 5, 
page 107. 



Estate of John Hull of Newbury. 

Administration on the estate of John Hull, intestate, 
granted Mar. 29, 1670, to Margaret Hull, the widow, she to 
pay the debts and to have the rest of the estate. The inven- 
tory amounted to 47li. 16s. Ipswich Quarterly Court Records, 
vol. 5, page 108. 

Inventory of the estate of John Hull taken Feb. 28, 1669 
by John Person (Pearson) and Thomas Thorla: Two bookes, 
4s., 2 yerds Casey, 16s., lli. ; wearing clothes, Hi. lis.; heed- 
ing, 3li. 4s,, 2 cettles, on scilet, lli. 15s., 41i. 19s.; a lanthorn, 
pint pot, tinn cetel, 6s.; a tunell, 2 poringers, 3 spoones, 3s. 
8d. ; pare of belous, 2s., warming pan, 10s., 12s.; pot and 
hookes and hangin and a knife, 10s.; friing pan, 4s., a pes 
of Iron, 3s., 2 bells. Is. 2d., 8s. 2d. ; 2 chaines, 14s., a bason, 
Is., an ourglas. Is., 16s.; 6 trayes, 4s.; 2 hogsheads, 6s., & 
Lumber, 18s.; 2 beare barils and powdering tub and a firkin, 
8s.; a chirne, 2s., 5 pailes, 7s., 2 sives. Is,, 10s.; beatle and 
weegis, 4s. 6d., a rope, 4s., 8s. 6d. ; a plow and plow Irons, 
los., nailes. Is., 16s.; a sadel and pilion, lli. 8s.; a paire of 
feeters, 4s., lether, 2s., 6s.; a ridle and a peese of cloth. Is. 
4d. ; paire of tonges and a peele, 4s. 6d. ; a chist, 8s., a bottle 
and 2 glases, 3s., lis.; a candlestick, 2 paire of spectacles, a 
pair sisers. Is. lOd. ; rake and fork, Is.; five cowes and ther 
hay, 201i.; fouer yong Cattell, 71i. ; a coulte, lli. 5s.; five 
swine, 3li. 2s. ; a peauter pot and an axe, 3s. 6d. ; 2 chares, 2s. 
6d. ; 2 baggs, Is,; a smoothing Iron, 3s.; total, 471i. 16s. 

Allowed Mar. 29, 1670 in Ipswich court. Essex County 
Prolate Files, Docket 14, 215. 



180 the probate records of essex county, 

Estate of John Cogswell of Ipswich. 

Administration on the estate of Mr. John Cogswell, in- 
testate, granted Mar. 29, 1670, to Elizabeth, the widow, she 
to enjoy the whole estate during her life. The inventory was 
delivered into court. Ipswich Quarterly Court Records, vol. 
5, page 108. 

Inventory of the estate of Mr. John Cogswell, taken Dec. 
27, 1669, by John Bumum and William Haskole: two oxson, 
lOli.; one Cowe, 31i. 10s.; Two hayfors, 31i.; Two Calfs, 21i.; 
one Meare, 41i. 10s.; Swine, 4li. ; Plow tacklinge, 15s.; 
Toungs, slice, spits, 2 wegs, tramils, bitell Eing, Hi. 4s.; 
Hops and boxses for wheels, Hi., Two Brass Pots and Pot- 
hooks, Hi. 10s.; one bras posnit and scilleat, 10s.; one Iron 
pot and pothooks, 15s.; Two bras Citells, Hi. 14s.; 5 bras 
pans, 2 scimors, one Fras ladell and snofors, 21i. ; one warm- 
ing pan, 8s.; Peuter platers, 3li. 6s.; one flagon, 10s.; one 
saltselor and drinke Cowp, 8s.; one Bras morter, 8s.; one 
chafing dish, Is. ; tinn pane and carting weare, 5s. ; one mos- 
ket, sword, belt and Rest, Hi. 2s. ; one bed and bedinge, 51i. ; 
one payre of Andirons and ould Irons, 12s. ; a Coubrd, 4s. ; 
Tabell and Bench, 6s. ; one tube and payles, 9s. ; Barells and 
other wooding ware, 21i. 2s. ; Books, lli. ; Bead and bedinge, 
2 bedsteads, 131i. 10s.; 16 yards of Coton and Lining Cloth, 
2li. 8s.; one Carpet and foure Coushings, lli. 8s.; more 
Coushings, 9s.; one Carpite, 31i. ; his waring Cloths, 81i. ; 
Bed Lining and tabell Lininge, llli. 4s.; Chayrs and a tabill, 
10s.; 2 Candellsticks, 5s.; one Bead and bedinge, 61i.; Trunks 
and 2 spininge wheele, 16s.; Inglish and Indon Corne, 161i. ; 
total, 11511. 19s. 

For the hous And Barne and 10 Acers of ploud Land and 
the Litell pastor by the barne, Halfe the frut of the orchard, 
Kepinge for 10 head of Catell on the farme for hay ground 
and grasing apprised at lOli, jDer year, this is but for tearme 
of the widdows life. 

Received Mar. 29, 1670 in Ipswich court. Essex County 
Prolate Files, Docket 5,830. 

Symon Tuttle and Thomas Clarke, jr., made oath in court 
Mar, 29, 1670, that "our father Cogswell did promise upon 
mariage that he would give all hee had & what he should 
more gitt unto his daughters Abigaill and Sarah, and they 
should have it when hee and his wife dyed.'^ 

Thomas Clarke, sr., made oath in court to the same. Ips- 
wich Quarterly Court Records, vol. 5, page 116. 



THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 181 

Samuell Coggswell declared in court Mar. 29, 1670, that he 
was willing to dwell with his grandmother Cogswell until he 
should reach the age of twenty-one years. Ipswich Quarter- 
ly Court Records, vol. 5, page 109. 

Estate of Christopher Bartlett of Newbury. 

"March the 14*'^ day in our Lord god 1669 In the name of 
god Amen I Cristopher Bartlet of newborow in the County of 
Esex new England beinge sick & weake of body but of per- 
fect memory doe make this my Last will and testament in 
maner & forme as followeth Imp I bequeath my soule to the 
Almighty god who gave it in hopes of my resurection in my 
Lord & saviour Jesus Christ at the Last day and I bequeath 
my body to the ground from whence I was taken to be buried 
at the burying plase at newborow with Cristian buriall Item 
I give my son Cristopher Bartlet twenty Ackers of Land in 
the plaine from henery Tewxberys fenc & soe alonge to the 
river & that meadow that is mine in the bogy meadow riserv- 
inge my wife mary to have the thirds duringe her life & I 
doe give my son likwise halfe the dweling house & halfe the 
orchet when he comes to age Item I give to my wife mary 
half the dwelinge house & halfe the orchet as Longe as she 
keape in my name and afterwards to remaine to my son 
Cristopher Item I give my wife mary one Cow which she 
please to Chuse Item I make my brother Richard & my 
brother Titconjb my Executors to see this my will to be per- 
formed & to satisfie & pay my depts & to devide the overplush 
to my thre daughters meary ann & marthah & my son f ranees 
by equall porsions but theis is nether of them shall require it 
till you are Capable to pay it. Item it is my will that my 
wife shall have a third part more then the other three when 
it is devided for the breedinge of the Child in wittness heirof 
I have heirunto set my hand." 

Cristopher (his C B mark) Bartlet. 

Witness: Thomas Tewxbery, henery (his H mark) Tewx- 
bery, 

Wm. Tittcombe renounced his executorship and joyned as 
a witness with Tho. Tewksbery. 

Proved in Ipswich court Mar. 29, 1670 by Thomas Tewks- 
bery and William Titcombe. 

Inventory of the estate of Christopher Bartlet of Newbury, 
deceased Mar. 15, 1669-70, taken Mar. 18, 1669-70 by Arche- 
laus Woodman and Henry (his H mark) Tewxbui-y: his 



182 THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

house, orchard, barne & about fifty five acres of land whereof 
about eight acres is improved & about two acres & an halfe 
of meadow at Artechoke, 1201i. ; a parsell of meadow in Salis- 
bury at the boggy meadows, 24li. ; a horse, 71i. ; three cowes, 
one 2 yer old heifer & 3 yerlings, 181i. ; eight sheep, 3li. 12s. ; 
five small swyne, Hi. 10s.; His wearing apparrell, 31i. ; bed- 
stead, matt, Eug, truckle bedsted, 2 chests, chayre, 2 boxes, 
flock bed, 5 sheets & 3 pillowes, 51i. 10s. ; 4 pewter platters, 2 
small basons, 3 poringers, spoones, a small bottle & a quarter 
of a pint pot, Hi. ; 2 old Iron kettles, Iron pot, frying pan & 
skillet, Hi. ; 6 wooden trayes, 2 wooden platters & 4 dishes, 4s.; 
tubbs, pailes & other lumber, 8s. ; croscutt saw, 2 beetle rings, 
3 wedges, 2 axes, handsaw, 2 augurs, 2 frooes, 2 hooes, 2 
chissells & other small tooles, Hi. 10s. ; a small table, 2 sithes, 
a bassen, cartrope, sadle & bridle, plow & Irons to it, a peice of 
a chaine & a pr. of fetters. Hi. 6s. ; a firelock musket, sword 
&c., Hi. 16s. ; total, 18911. 16s. Debts above 401i. 
Eeceived in Ipswich court Mar. 29, 1670. 

Mary Bartlet, widow, acknowledged Apr. 4, 1670, the re- 
ceipt from Henery Tewxbery, in the behalf of Eichard Bart- 
let, of one cow and Uullock, which were given her by her 
husband in his will. Witness : Thomas Tewxbery. 

Eichard Martin acknowledged the receipt from Eichard 
Bartlet, executor to the estate of Christopher Bartlet, of 4li. 
f2s., the full sum of his wife's share of her husband's estate, 
for the bringing up of the child Frances, [name written 
over.] 

Dated Sept. 23, 1674. Witness: Anthony Somerby, Dan- 
iell Pearce. 

Eichard Martin acknowledged to have received full satis- 
faction of all demands whatsoever in behalf of Mary his wife, 
of Eichard Bartlet, executor of the estate of her husband, 
Christopher Bartlett. 

Dated Sept. 23, 1674. Witness : Anthony Somerby, DanieU 
Peirce. 

Acknowledged Apr. 8, 1679 by Eichard Martin before 
Nath. Saltonstall, Assist. 

Acquittance by Thomas Stevens of "Emsbury" and Martha 
his wife, of their uncle, Eichard Bartlet, executor of the 
estate of Christopher Bartlet, father of Martha, upon the re- 
ceipt of 51i. their portion of the estate. 

Dated Oct. 17, 1674. Witness: Anthony Somerby, Peter 
(his & mark) Godfry. 



THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 183 

Acknowledged M<ar. 13, 1684-5 by Thomas Steevens before 
Jo. Woodbridge, Assist, 

Acquittance by Edward Eichardson and Anne his wife, of 
their uncle, Eichard Bartlet, executor of the estate of Chris- 
topher Bartlet, father of Anne, they having received 51i., her 
portion of the estate. 

Dated Oct. 17, 1674. Witness: Anthony Somerby, Thomas 
Stevens. 

Acknowledged Mar. 13, 1684-5 by the witnesses before Jo. 
Woodbridge. 

Thomas Stevens and John Weed acknowledged the receipt 
of their portion of the freehold belonging to their father, 
Christopher Bartlet, from their brother, Christopher Bartlet, 
and desire their uncle, Eichard Bartlet, Sr. to give a deed of 
the same, according to his promise. Dated 17: 11m: 1686. 
Witness : Samuell Weed, Christopher Bartlett. 

Acquittance by John Ash and Mary his wife, of their 
uncle, Eichard Bartlett, executor of the estate of Christopher 
Bartlet, father of Mary, they having received 51i., her portion 
of the estate. 

Dated Oct. 17, 1674. Witness: Tho. Currier, Mary (her 
M mark) Ash. 

Acknowledged Nov. 9, 1695 by Thomas Currier before 
Daniel Peirce, Jus. of the Peace. 

Citation, dated Newbury, Sept. 27, 1695, to Eichard Bart- 
let, one of the executors of the will of Christopher Bartlett 
of Newbury, Jno. Weed having married one of the daughters 
of said Christopher, to render an account of his executorship. 

The account of Eichard Bartlett, executor, given to the 
court Nov. 13, 1695: The estate is Cred. 193li. 16s.; To Cris- 
topher Bartlet out of the Eeal Estate according to will, 10911. ; 
paid Daniell Peirce, 16s. lOd. ; Mr. Bradbury, 13s.; Thomas 
Clarke & Nathaniel Clarke, 44s. ; Caleb Moodey, 81i. 9s. ; An- 
thony Sumersby 8s. 8d. ; Anthony Morss, 6s.; Lt. Woodman, 
30s. ; Mr. Woodman, 40s. ; Israeli Webster, 8s. ; Capt. William 
Gerrish, 71i. 7s.; Eichard Dole, 44s. 8d.; Jno, Knight, 36s.; 
Jno. Bartlet, 10s.; Edward Ellitt, 16s.; Wm. Boulton, 6s.; 
goodman Stores, 4s.; Goody Farnham, 15s.; goodman Peir- 
son, 2s. lOd.; Eichard Bartlet, 4li. 18s.; Eichard Hubbard, 
8s.; William Tittcomb, 71i. 15s,; Jacob Tappan, 45s.; Doctor 
Tappan, 5li. 9d. ; Goodman Hoyt, 30s.; Cristopher Bartlet, 
— , 31i. 6s.; Steven Greenleaf, 25s.; Thomas Tewxbury. 



184 THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

Paid ye widdow for sd Francis, 41i. 12s. ; Mary Ash, 51i. ; 
Thomas Stevens, 5li. ; Ann Richarson, 5li. ; allowing the acct,, 
5s.; total, 18411. 13s. 

His expense in executing his brother's will, 9li., allowed 
but 7li. ; making this account, 3s.; making total, 19111. IGs. 

Paid out of the estate to these persons to whom he was in- 
debted: to Daniell Peirce, 16s. lOd. ; Mr. Bradbury, 13s. 
Thomas Clarke & Nathaniell Clarke, 211. 4s.; Caleb Moody 
8li. 9s.; Anthony Somerby, 5s. 8d. ; Anthony Morse, 6s.; Lt 
Woodman, Hi. 10s. ; Mr. Woodman, 211. ; Israeli Webster, 8s 
Capt. Gerrish, 711. 7s.; Richard Dole, 2li. 4s. 8d. ; John 
Knight, Hi. 16s.; John Bartlet, 10s.; Edward Eliot, 16s. 
William Bolton, 6s. ; goodman Stowres, 4s. ; Goody ffarnham 
15s.; Goodman Peirson, 2s. lOd. Due to Richard Bartlet 
4li. 18s.; Richard Hubbard, 8s.; William Titcomb, 711. 15s 
Jacob Tappan, 211. 5s. ; Peter Tappan, 4li. 3s. 9d. ; Goodman 
Hoyt, Hi. 10s.; Cristop. Bartlet a gun & sword. Hi. 10s 
Steven Greenleafe, Hi. 5s.; Thomas Tewxbery, 10s.; total, 
54li. 18s. 9d. 

The heirs land being set out to him and the widow's thirds 
to her, the land left to be divided to the rest of the children 
is valued at 251i. ; the cattle and moveables, 4611. 5s. lid.; 
total, 7111. 5s. lid., and after paying the debts there remains 
to be divided among the four children, 1611. 7s. 2d., the 
youngest child to have a third part more than the rest. 

Richard Bartlet of Newbury, executor of the estate of his 
brother Christopher, having paid the debts and paid the chil- 
dren the rest of the estate, desires the Court to advise him 
what he may do to secure himself for the future. 

The measurement of two pieces of land in Newbury, lying 
near "Alsbury ferry" which were reputed to be the land of 
Christopher Bartlet of Newbury, deceased, now in the posses- 
sion of Richard Bartlet, Jr. of Newbury, is twenty six acres 
and sixteen rods. Made Oct. 25, 1695, by Tristram Coffin 
and Henry Short, Lot layers for Newbury, by the request of 
Mr. Richard Bartlet, Sr. 

Bill of the executor, to the Court for his services in settling 
his brother, Christopher Bartlet's estate in 1669, 61i. ; now 
being put to more trouble, two men attending on the Court 
in Oct. last, 1695, one man from Haverhill, 10s., the other 
from Newbury, 6s. ; charge at court, 2s. ; lot layers for meas- 
uring land, 3s.; his time in procuring and tending the lot 
layers, 4s.; one man to show the bounds. Is,; the appraisers 



THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 185 

evidences to the inventorv' given at JSTewbury, 6s.; his own 
time 2 days, 4s.; one witness from Amsbery to prove Mary 
Ashe's acquittance, 2s. ; Evidence taking, Is. ; his time fech- 
ing witnes and tending, 3s.; his time coming to Salem, Hi.; 
total, 9li. 2s. 

In a copy of the inventory made by Archelaus Woodman, 
Henry (his H mark) Tewxbury and Anthony Somerby, there 
is added, 1 freehold, 4li., making total, 19311. 16s. 

There was delivered May 6, 1670, to Mary Bartlet, the 
household goods of her husband, bedstead, truckle bedstead, 
matt, rug, boxes, trammels, tongs, platters, etc., in all to the 
value of 81i. 10s. 4d. Acknowledged by Mary Bartlet. 

Acknowledged Nov. 6, 1695, by Archelaus Woodman and 
Henry Tayler before Daniel Peirce, Justice of the Peace. 

Attested by Eichard Bartlett, executor, Nov. 13, 1695. 

Essex County Probate Files, Docket 1,848. 

Estate of John Musselwhite of Newbury. 

"this 30*^ day of Agust 1669 In the name of god A men I 
John Muslewhit of Newbery in new England being sick but 
in good memorie do heare make my Last will and Testament 
in maner and form following wherin first of all I Committ 
my soule into the hands of Allmightie god which gave it me 
And that in the Name and merits of Jesus Christ my sauior : 
and I do Committ my body vnto the Earth from whenc it 
Came in an asured hope of a glorious Eeserection when Jesus 
Christ shall Com the second time to judg the world to whom 
be all Hono"^ and glorie thanks and praise from this time 
forth for Euermor Secondly I [all Charg being paid|! I do 
giue my house and Land and all the goods that I shall leaue 
behind me when I dye vnto John Muslwhit of bauerstoc in 
wiltsheer in old England the grand sonn of Dauid Muslwhit 
my Brother and my will is that it shall be Kept one whol 
yeare ffor his Coming ouer 1 1 after my desease 1 1 But in Case 
he Com not : I do giue the on halfe of my Estat vnto John 
Muslwhit seneir sonn to my Brother David of the afore named 
towne of Baverstock: and the other halfe of my Estat I do 
giue vnto Thomas Muslwhit and Eda his sister to be Equaly 
devided between them : and my will is that this Estat may be 
sent ouer vnto my Kindred if a way may be found for them 
to Eeceiue it. 

"And I do apoint Beniamin Eoffe as a faithfull honest 
frend my Executor in trust to take all my Estat into his 



186 THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

hands presently after my deseaee and to dispose of it acording 
to my will : and in Case the aboue said John Muslwhit Com 
ouer then to deliuer the Estat vnto him within on h&lfe yeare 
after his Coming and to alow him maintainanc out of the 
Estat in the mean time And I do apoint Beniamin Eoffe to 
be my Lawfull Aturney to aske and Eeceiue what so Euer 
is du vnto me whether it be debts or Eents or goods or pur- 
chac money and Imploy it acording to my will and to 
asure them of a titl to my house and Land vnto whom it is 
sold in Case it be not done before I dye and it shall be Cor- 
rant as if I had don it my selfe And I do apoint my frends 
Kichard Knight and Thom.as Heale Ser to be my ouerseers to 
see that my will be Performed acording to the trew meaning 
ther of And I do giue vnto Beniamin Roffe fortie shillins 
and to Eichard Knight and Thomas heale tenn shillings 
apeece and what so Euer Charg about prouing of the will or 
other wise to be paid out of the Estat: morouer my will is 
that after my deseac the first opertunitie may be takn to 
send word to my Kindred that I am dead And what I haue 
left for them." 

John (his I M mark) Muslwhit (seal) 

Witness: Eichard Knight, Thomas Hale. 

Proved in the Ipswich court Mar. 29, 1670 by the wit- 
nesses, and liberty granted to the executor to perfect the in- 
ventory and bring it in to the next Court in September. Es- 
sex County Probate Files, Docket 19,125. 

Inventory taken Mar. 23, 1669-70, by Nicolas Noyse and 
Eichard Dole : By bond in Samuell Plumer's hand, 201i. ; by 
Benjamin Eoffe, for house and land, 181i. ; John Emery, for 
meadow and rent, 5li. 10s. ; wearing clothes and bedding, 31i. 
6s. ; two iron potts, pothookes, two brasse skilletts and a gred- 
iron, Hi. ; a case of bottles & specktacles, 5s. ; fower ould books 
& an old chest, 5s. ; provissions to Benjamin Eoffe, 3li. 6d. ; by 
Sam. Plumer payd to Eichard Dole, Hi. ; another great chest, 
6s.; total, 521i. 12s. 6d. Debts and charges from the estate: 
For diate & attendance for 7 months to Benjamin Eoffe, 51i. 
12s. ; for 5 pound of tobaco & 3 gallons of liquors, Hi. 6d. ; 
for makeing his wastcoat & drawers & cloths, Hi. ; 6d. ; for 
mending of shoes & stockings. Is, lOd. ; for wood & carrying in 
1667 and 68, 15s. ; paid to Susan Cartwright by his order, 2li. ; 
to Henry Ak — & Sam. Merick, Hi. ; for several writings to 
Eichard Knight, 6s. ; to Thomas Hale, sr., 2s. 4d. ; to Thomas 
Silver, Hi. 10s. ; to Eichard Dole, 21i. ; the coffin & Funnrall 
Hi. 15s.; charges at the court, 2li. 5s. ; by his will to Tho. Hale 



THE PEOBATE RECOKDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 187 

& Eichard Knight, Hi. ; to Benjamine Eoffe by his will, 21i. ; 
total, 221i. 8s. 2d. 

Allowed in Ipswich court, Sept. 27, 1670. Copy, Ipswich 
Quarterly Court Records, vol. 5, page 126. 

Estate of Stephen Jordan of Newbury. 

"The Last will and testiment of stiuen Jorden of N"ew- 

bery the County of Esex writen this h^^ of Aperall one 

thousane six hundred 1 1 sixty] | and seuen hauing through gods 
grace perfeckt sens and memory ferst I doe Comend my soule 
to god that gaiue it and my Body to the earth in asuered hop 
of the resuricksion of the Just : and for what estat the Lord 
hath given mee I despose of it as foloweth ferst I giue to my 
daughter Croose of Ipswege feiftine pound which is in 
her [husbands : copy~\ hand allredy allso I giue to my daugh- 
ter Androse of Ips[wich : copy'\ feiftine pound which is in her 
husbans hand allredy for my hows and land in Newbery I 
giue it to my wife duering her naturrall life and after 
her deses I giue it to stiuen Croose the sonn of robort Crose 
of Ipsweg my sonne in law to Cows I giue to my wife halfe 
my houshold goods I giue alsoe to my wife and the other 
halfe to my to sonns robart Crose and John Andros Equally 
deuided my will is that stiuen Crose shall giue to his k[ins 
copy'] wooman and my grandchild Elezabeth Androse out 
of the land giuen vnto him the some of five pound sined with 
my hand this [5th. copy] of Aperall 1667 in presence of us 
whose nams are vnderwritten." 

Stiuen (his $ mark) Jorden. 

Witness: Susana (her Y mark) wheeler, Mary (her M 
mark) Por. 

Allowed Mar. 29, 1670 in Ipswich court, no executor being 
named in the will it was ordered that the estate be left in the 
widow's hands for her comfortable subsistence during her life. 

Inventory of the estate of Stephen Jordan, who deceased 
Feb. 8, 1669, taken by John Merell, William Sawyer, 
William (his M mark) Pilsbury and Anthony Somerby: the 
hous & 8 acres of barren land, 14li. ; one old cow & a small 
cow & 2 yerling heifer, 91i. ; foure swyne. Hi. 10s. ; one old 
cow yt came from Ipswich, Hi.; his weareing apparrell, Hi. 
4s.; thre sheetes, Hi. 4s.; One flockbed, bolster, rug, pillow 

* Copy of will, Ipswich Quarterly Court Eecords, vol. 5, page 
113. 



188 THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

& bedsted, 21i. ; one truckle bedsted, fiockbed, blanket & old 
rug. Hi. 5s. ; sword & a box, 6s. ; a bushell & halfe of Eye, 6s. ; 
one great bible, 10s.; two old Iron potts, 3 old skillets & a 
frying pan, Hi.; 2 old chests, a small cubbard & hogshead & 
some Lumber, lli. ; keiler, tub, & tray, 5s. ; 3 old smal chayres, 
spining wheele & trenchers, 5s.; spit, 2 cottrills, friepan & a 
pr, of tongs & gridiron, 7s. ; handsaw, smal draught shave, 2 
augurs, gough, bilhook, ads, an old hooe & a pr. of pothooks, 
5s. 6d. ; 3 small platters, a pint pot, a chamber pot & brass 
candlestick, 14s.; a smal beare vessell, a bagg, jug & a seive, 
2s. ; total, 391i. 4s. 6d. His debts : to Abell Merrill for dayes 
works done for mowing & makeing hay & planting & hilling 
& cutting wood, &c., 31i. 13s., besides attendance upon him 
both night & day for these 3 last years which if it be made 
up lOli. he would be a looser; to Daniel Merrill, lli. 6d.; 
Nathaniell Merrill, 21i. 10s.; charges for coffin & grave & 
for the funerall, lli. ; to John Knight & Caleb Moody & 
others, Hi.; total, 91i. 19s. 6d. 

Essex County Probate Files, Docket 15,246. 

Estate of Mighill Cresie of Ipswich. 

Administration on the estate of Mighill Cresie, intestate, 
granted May 3, 1670, to Mary Cresie the widow, and an in- 
ventory of 521i. was presented. There were four children, 
and court ordered the eldest son to have Sli. in the land at 
Salem, if it was worth it, and the others 41i. each, when they 
come to age, the widow to enjoy the rest of the estate. Ips- 
wich Quarterly Court Records, vol. 5, page 110. 

Inventory of the estate of Mighill Cresie of Ipswich taken 
May 2, 1670 by Eobert Lord and Edward (his E mark) 
Lomase : six bushells of Indian corne, lli. Is. ; 3 bushells of 
Eye, 12s. ; 1 bushell & halfe of malt, 6s. 6d. ; 1 bush. 1-2 of 
Barley & about a peack & 1-2 of seed corne, 8s. 6d. ; a little 
Gotten woole & sheepe woole, 9s. 4d. ; old caske, flax & bas- 
ketts, 12s.; 3 old sithes & a spining wheele, 8s.; his weareing 
apparell, 21i. 10s. ; a bagg & some boards, 8s. ; barrells, wheele 
& other lumber, lli. ; pewter & tin ware, lli. 10s. ; An old ket- 
tle & two skillets & warming pan, lli. 4s. ; Iron pott & greed- 
lorn & pothookes & tramell, 12s.; Two bullocks, llli. ; 3 
cowes, on steere, 2 sucking calves, 131i. 16s.; 5 sheepe & a 
young lame, 21i. 10s.; 3 swine, 21i. 10s.; paile, woodden ware 
& earthen ware, 10s.; basket & a pr. of bellows, 5s.; muskett, 
sword & bandaleors, lli. 10s. ; In beding, 3li. 10s. ; 5 sheetes, 



THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 189 

4 pillowbeers, 2li. 9s.; an old pr. of sheets & other old linen, 
10s. ; chest, 3 boxes & old bedsted, 10s. ; 2 paire of old cardes, 
2s. 6d. ; 3 chaires & forme & lumber, 6s.; 2 axes & wedges, 
10s. ; a bottle & other lumber, 8s. ; plow and chaine, old sled 
& spanshacle, Hi.; total, 521i. 7s. lOd. Debts oweing, about 
71i.; clear estate, 45li. 7s. lOd. More, a debt of 10 bush, of 
come, Hi. 10s.; six acres of Land at Salem on Royall Syde, 
61i.; total, 52li. 17s. lOd. 

Attested in Ipswich court May 3, 1670, by Mary Cresie, the 
widow of Mighill Crecie. Essex County Probate Files, Docket 
6,540. 

Estate of Thomas Dorman, Sr. of Topsfield. 

"this is the laste will and testiment of Thomas Donnan 
senier being about seuenty yeres oulde being parfeft in un- 
derstanding and memory my fether bed and boulster I giue 
to my sun Thomas and my ruge and thre blakits I giue to my 
sun Ephraim my bigiste lirne pot I give to my sun Thomas 
and my to litle pots to my sun Ephraim and toe tramiles the 
one for Thomas and the other for Ephraim I giue to my 
sun Thomas my grate timber Chaine and one drafte Chaine 
and to Ephraim the other tooe draft Chaines and to my sun 
Thomas the spanshakle, I exsept toe peticots and toe waskuts 
and a pair of bodis which I giue to my Cussun Daniell bradly 
all the rest of my housoll stuf and goods I giue to my sun 
Thomas tooe parts and my sun Ephraim one parte and my 
land in Eouly bounds I giue to my tooe suns to dispos of it 
equily to thare best Content I giue to my sun Thomas all that 
land that I bout of M'' Simans all housing and fensis that are 
about it and all preuiligis that doe or may belong to it ex- 
septing my land on the south sid of the Riuer that I giue the 
one halfe to my sun Thomas and the other halfe to my sun 
Ephraim. I giue to my sun Ephraim all that land that I had 
giuen me by Ibsidg and all that land that I bought of Euin 
moris, both these parsiles of land and medow that belongs to 
them and all Eights that doe or may belong to them : my shep 
I giue to my sun Thomasis Children my hors and my buluks 
I giue to both my suns to part as thay shall see good fouer 
days worke and a halfe that John worner oweth me for: and 
thre days and a halfe that Thomas day oweth me for : thre 
pekes of indien Corne and halfe a days worke Eoberd stiles 
oweth me and thirtene shilings goodman bigsbe oweth me: 
and I doe owe him for four dayes plowing one bushall of 
Indian Corne I owe to wiliam white of ipsige I owe to Robert 



190 THE PROBA.TE BECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

Cobamd halfe a bushall of Indian Come tooe bushales of 
whet Thomas hobs doth ow me John morall doth ow me ten 
shilings twenty shilings wiliam smith oweth me that I giue 
to my sun Thomas for twenty shilings I ow him with that allso 
that worner and day and micall dounill oweth me. I give it 
to my sun Thomis and that ten shilins that John morall oweth 
me all so ; thre pound that mathu standly oweth me : I make 
Chois of my sun Thomas to be my exseciter to pay all my 
dets and to recouer all that is owing to me. 

"Dated the twenty forth day of Aprill one thousen six hun- 
dred and seventy." 

[no signature]. 

Witness : ffransis Pebody, John How, 

Proved in Ipswich court May 3, 1670 by Lt. Frances Pa- 
body and John How. Essex County Probate Files, Docket 
8,166. 

Estate of John Knight, Se. of Newbury. 

"This 5 of May 1670 I John Knight of Newbery Sen' 
being often pained in my body and know not how sudenly I 
may be desolued and leaue this world and being desirous while 
my memoree is good to setl my outward Estat acording to my 
desir and therfor do hear make my Last will and Testament 
as followeth first I Comitte my soule to god that gaue it: 
and my body to the Earth to be buried to Rest vntill the 
Eesurecion by my Saviour Jesus Christ Itm I give unto my 
beloued wiffe Eleven pounds a yeare for hir maintainanc 
while she liueth and that she may dwell in one End of my 
house while she liueth and to use anie of my goods what she 
hath need of for hir selfe in the house Itm I giue and apoint 
fourtie pounds after my wifs deseace and in Convenient time 
as my ouerseers Judg best for my daughtr Sarah bartlets vse 
while she liueth : 1 1 and 1 1 with hir husband John Bartlet and 
after hir decease the fourtie pounds to be made good vnto the 
Child or Children of hir body surviving to Inioy: If she 
haue none then the fortie pounds to Return vnto my sonn 
John Knights Children Equaly vnto all accept Josep Knight : 
and my will is that if my daughter Sarah Bartlet haue a 
sonn or daughter Lining after hir decease my will is that my 
sonn John Knight or his asigns shall pay for the Childs use 
tenn pounds more which will be in all fiftie pounds : and my 
will is that when my son in law John Bartlet or anie other 
for hir Corns to demaund or Recieue the fortie pounds before 
mentioned that then sufficient bond in land be giuen vnto 



THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 191 

my ouerseers or my Executor for the payment of it acording 
to my will Itm I giue vnto my daughter marie douner and 
hir husband Josep douner fourscore pounds to be paid one 
fortie of it in a yeare after my wifs decease and the other 
f ortie pounds the next year after that : and Likwise I giue vn- 
to my grand Child Josep Downer twentie pounds to be paid 
by my Executor when he is on and twentie years of aige: 
Likwise I giue vnto my gran Child marie Downer twentie 
pounds to be paid by my Executer when she is Eighteen 
years of age Itm I giue vnto my daughter Marie Douner and 
hir husband during ther lius four acers of marish Land out 
of the marish I haue on the south sid of John Piks land that 
they Call the 8 acers : after my wifs deceas and four acers of 
medow Joyning vnto that 4 acers I gaue my daughter Sara 
Bartlet on the north: and likwise I giue my daught marie 
Douner & hir husband during ther Hues that peec of marish 
our the pond to the Creek on the East by henri Jaquises land 
on the north & John piks on the south and my lot at Plimi 
Hand and two akers wher they haue built and that one aker 
of 1 1 plow 1 1 land in the feeld on the west sid of the way going 
to new toune joyning to my son Johns two akers he bought 
of Nicholas noic and my freehold or Comanag in Newbery 
all which land and Comanag to Inioy during ther livs and 
afterward to Eeturn vnto my grand Child, Josep Downer to 
Inioy for Euer or if he dy before he Inioys it then to Kemain 
vnto my granchild Marie Downer and if Josep Douner do 
Inioy the land then my will is he shall pay vnto his sister 
marie Downer twenti pounds besid that her porcion be fore 
Likwise I giue unto my daught marie Downer after my wifs 
decease my great new kit! and a puter Candlestick & a plater 
"Itm I giue unto my wifs grand Child Thomas hains ten 
pounds to be paid after his time is out Itm Besid that por- 
tion of land and other Estat I gaue my sonn John Knight 
for manie years sine as my brother & 1 1 other || do know I 
now giue vnto my sonn John Knight my howse and land I 
dwell upon with barn and orchard and my land next the 
ox comon both plow land and pastur and medow: as with all 
the ffences both of plow land and pastur and medow which 
is my part by agreement to do and likwise about 4 or 5 akers 
of marrish joyning to the Creeke by the Comon on the south 
East and likwise another parcill of marish on the north of 
John Piks land tourds litl Pin Hand & by henri Jaquises 
and the Creek on the west: And my desire is that my sonn 
John would let his sonn Josep Knight haue and Inioy all 



192 THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

this land and housing when he is of aige for Euer Likwise 
I do make my sonn John Knight my Executor and do giue 
him all my goods accept the three things before mentioned to 
my daughter marie and likwise all my stocke of Cattell and 
horse and sheep and swine and I do Ingaig him herby to pay 
all the legacies and Charg that may a Rise for funerall or 
debts and to Eeceiue all that is du vnto me from anie person 
Likwise my will is that if my sonn John Knight will make 
over by a deed ||giuen|| unto Josep Downer and his wife 
marie douner that three acers of land joyning unto that he 
dwells on by henri Jaquishes and that two ackrs of plow 
land by my on acker on the west sid of the Ridg which was 
Nicholas noices then my will is that he he shall pay but 
ffortie pounds of the fourscor unto Josep Downer & his wife 
and this land Josep and his wife to Inioy during ther lius 
and afterwards to her sone as the other before Likwise I 
desier my thre frends my brother Richard Knight and Thomas 
Halle sei"^ and Nicholas Noice to be my ouerseers to see this 
my will performed and I do giue them tenn shillings apeece 
to be paid by my Executor." 

John Knight. 

Witness: Richard Knight, Thomas Hale. 

Proved June 23, 1670 by the witnesses before Mr. Samuell 
Symonds and Maj, Gen, Denison. 

Inventory of the estate of John Knight, Sr,, lately de- 
ceased, in May, 1670, taken by Thomas Hale, Sr., Nicholas 
Noic and Rich. Dole : house, barn and orchard, twelve ackers 
of upland and twentie and two akers of meadow, 2201i. ; wer- 
ing Cloths and Beding, 161i. ; two brasse kitls, a skilet and a 
warming pan, 31i. ; in pewter. Hi. 10s.; in Iron things, 31i. 
10s. ; Coberd, tabl, forme and other things. Hi. 10s. ; 4 woodn 
bols, a tunnell, tray, 4 dishes, to pails, 10s. 6d. ; Jug, tubs, 
barell, sivs, slid, bags & wood. Hi. 4s.; a gunn. Hi. 5s.; 16 
bushells of mault, 31i. 12s. ; 3 oxn and a steere, 201i. ; 4 
Cows and a heifer, 201i. ; 2 yearlings, 21i. 15s.; 12 sheep and 
4 lambs, 61i. ; on horse, 61i. ; on Calfe, 12s.; 4 swine, 31i. ; 
bacon, 2li. 10s.; 3 bush, of Rie, 13s.; one sadl, pilion & 
bridl. Hi. ; free hold or Comanag, 81i. ; in trees, 21i. ; total, 
32411. lis. 6d. 

Attested June 23, 1670, by John Knight executor of his 
father's estate. 

Essex County Probate Files, Docket 15,981. 



the probate records of essex county. 193 

Estate of John Sanders of Lynn. 

Administration on the estate of Jno.^ Sanders, intestate, 
granted 28 : -i : 1670, to Jno. Newell, who with Thomas Newell 
were bound to Uring in an inventory to the next Salem court. 
Salem Quarterly Court Records, vol. 5, leaf 33. 

John Newell brought into court an inventory of the estate 
of John Saunders, deceased, which was allowed 29 : 9 : 1670. 
Salem Quarterly Court Records, vol. 5, leaf 42. 

Inventory of the estate of John Sanders, deceased, brought 
in by John Newell of Lyn, administrator of the estate : Cow, 
31i. ; goods left with me, Hi. 12s. ; owing me, 31i. ; paid to John 
Hathorne, 7s. 5d. ; to Jasper Griffin, 6s.; to John Ballard, 
5s. ; to Nathaniel Ballard, 4s. 6d. ; to John Bread, 2s. ; owing 
to myselfe, 2s. 6d. ; for waying and loading of a load of hay. 
Is.; total, 4li. 8s. 5d. Essex County Quarterly Court Files, 
vol. 16, leaf 109. 

Estate of Samuel Koberts of Ipswich. 

Administration on the estate of Samuell Eoberts, intestate, 
granted 28 : 4 : 1670, to his brother Jon. Roberts, who brought 
in an inventory amounting to 431i. 18s. 9d., and was ordered 
to pay his brother Ephraim Eoberts and sisters Susana, Eliz- 
abeth, Hana and Abigail Eoberts, 61i. each, at age or mar- 
riage. Said John was bound for the payment of the shares. 
Salem Quarterly Court Records, vol. 5, leaf 33. 

Inventory of the estate of Samuell Eoberts, late of Ipswich, 
deceased, taken June 21, 1670, by Eobert Pers and James 
Chute : Weareing apparell & linen with 3 hatts & 2 p shooes, 
221i. 7s. ; in bookes, 21i. ; 2 Combs, 2 Easors, Inkhorn & sizars 
& hoane, 8s. ; 2 p Cumpasses, 5s. ; 2 Chests, 10s. ; 1 hogshead 
of feathers, 21i. ; In mony, 61i. 8s. 9d. ; his portion given him 
by the Court, lOli. ; A fowling peece, 30s. ; houldsters, brest- 
plate & belt, 10s. Funeral charges, 2li. 10s. 

Attested in Salem court, 29: 4: 1670. Essex County 
Quarterly Court Files, vol. 16, leaf 29. 

Estate of Thomas Euck of Salem. 

Mr. John Euck was appointed 28: 4: 1670, administrator 
of all the esTate of Mr. Tho. Euck, his father, deceased, 
which remained after the death of Elizabeth, widow and ad- 
ministratrix of said Thomas. He was to bring in an inven- 



194 THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

tory to the next Salem court. Salem Quarterly Court Rec- 
ords, vol. 5, leaf 35. 

Estate of Emanuel Martin of Salem. 

Emanuell Martin dying intestate and none appearing to 
desire administration, court 28: 4: 1670, granted administra- 
tion to Henry Skerry, marshal, who was to bring in an inven- 
tory to the next Salem court. Salem Quarterly Court Records, 
vol. 5, leaf 35. 

Estate of Job Hilliaed of Salem. 

Administration on the estate of Job. Hilliard, intestate, 
granted 38 : 4 : 1670, to Mary his widow, who was to bring in 
an inventory to the next Salem court. Salem Quarterly Court 
Records, vol. 5, leaf 35. 

Mary, relict and administratrix of the estate of Job Hill- 
iard, presented an inventory of her said husband's estate, which 
was allowed 29 : 9 : 1670. Court ordered that the estate remain 
in the widow's hands for her necessary use in bringing up the 
children and to pay to the eldest son 10s. and to the others 5s. 
each when of age. Salem Quarterly Court Records, vol. 5, 
leaf 42. 

Inventory of the estate of Job Hilyard, taken June 24, 
1670, by Joseph Grafton, sr., George Gardner and Thomas 
Jeggells : House & Land, 701i. ; one f ether bed, one boulster, 
2 pillowes & one reug, 3 blanket, bedsted & Curtains, 81i. ; 
one trundell bed with that doe belong to it, Hi. ; one old fether 
bed w*** the appetunences, 31i. ; 4 paier of sheets, 21i. ; table 
Lining, 16s.; his wearing Cloth, 91i. ; new Cloth & blankett, 
21i. 10s.; sea Instriments & bookes, 12s.; 1 fowling pece & old 
muskett & sword, Hi. 10s.; 6 putter platers, 18s.; 2 putter 
poots, 8s., small peces of puter. Hi. 8s. ; Iron worke, Latten 
wear. Hi. 10s. ; 2 lorn poots & one kittle, Hi. ; 2 brass kittell, 
1 bras pot & skillett, 21i. 15s.; 1 warming pan & 1 smothing 
Iron & a Looking glass, 12s.; 1 small p"^ stillyards, 5s.; 3 
Chests, Hi. 3s. ; 4 boxes, 14s. ; 1 Cubart, 5s. ; 2 casses, 6s. ; 1 
table & forme, 12s. ; 9 Chayers, 14s. ; woodin ware & Earthen 
ware, 10s.; Lead, 5s., and ax & other tooles, 12s.; tobac a 
small psell & 2 halfe barrells, 6s. ; the Cow & 2 piges, 4li. ; by 
fower pounds yt Thomas Maule is indebted, 4li. ; by 601i. 
of ocom, 15s. ; total, 12311. 13s. Debts, 701i. at least. 

Attested by Mary, relict of Job Hilliard and the 



THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 196 

court 3: 10: 1670, ordered that the estate remain in the 
widow's hands for her necessary use in bringing up the 
children and to pay to the eldest 10s. and to the others 5s. 
each, when of age. Essex County Quarterly Court Files, vol. 
16, leaf 106. 

Wliereas there were legacies given by Margaret Wright of 
Weathersfeild to the children of her son Job Hilliard, de- 
ceased, viz., 351i. to Benjamin, Job and Abigaile, the said 
Job's three children, by Mary, his wife, Mary, the widow, 
bound over in court 28 : 9 : 1671 the house she now lives in 
and one quarter of an acre of land adjoining, for security, 
she paying the children when they come of age. Salem Quar- 
terly Court Records, vol. 5, leaf 52. 

Estate of Samuel Casey op (Salem?). 

Administration on the estate of Samuell Casey, intestate, 
granted 28:4: 1670 to Henry Skerry, marshal, he to find 
what estate he can and bring in an inventory to the next Sa- 
lem court. Salem Quarterly Court Records, vol. 5, leaf 35. 

Estate of Susanna Pitts of Marblehead. 

Susana, wife of William Pitts, left a nuncupative will, 
which was allowed 28: 4: 1670, her husband consenting and 
witnesses testifying that she declared it to be her will. Ad- 
ministration of her estate was granted to Christopher Latta- 
more and wife Mary, they giving bond of lOOli. Salem 
Quarterly Court Records, vol. 5, leaf 50. 

ISTuncupative will of Susanna Pitt, formerly wife of Wil- 
liam Pitt of Marblehead, made upon her death bed, which 
was admitted to probate, with consent of said William Pitt, 
Christopher Lattermore being administrator. Francis John- 
son, Hugh Dniry, John Wiswall, jr. and Willm. Howard, be- 
ing appointed appraisers of the house and land at Boston, 
Sept. 8, 1670, valued it at llOli. current pay of New England. 
Sworn in court by Christopher Lattamore. 

Henry Eussell of Marblehead, aged about twenty-eight 
years, deposed, Sept. 28, 1668, that on the 7th day of this 
month, Susannah Pitts, lying on her death bed in perfect 
sense and memory, about two weeks before she died said ''I 
doe Giue unto my Husband, the one halfe of all that I haue 
& the other halfe unto my daughter mary Lattimore" and 
further said that she had a will at Boston that should not 



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196 THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

stand but this her last will should stand. Sworn, Sept. 29, 
1668, before William Haythome, assistant. Copy made by 
Edw. Eawson, secretary. 

John Deverex, aged fifty years, deposed. Sworn in court. 

Mr. William Pitts gave consent to his wife's will and mind, 
it being part of that estate that she brought to him. Sworn 
in court. 

Wribrough Gachell of Marblehead, aged about fifty years, 
deposed that she helped to tend Susannah Pitts in her sick- 
ness, and asking her how she did, she answered that she was 
very ill and said "what shall I doe I shall die." Deponent 
told her she must do as Hezekiah did, set her house in order. 
She said "the Lord knows I have not done it," and desired that 
deponent get another vdtness, so she called in one of her neigh- 
bors, Henry Eussell, to whom she said "I doe Giue the one 
halfe of all that I haue to my Husband & the other halfe to 
my daughter mary Lattimore being in perfect sence & mem- 
ory & further sajd that shee had a will at Boston which should 
not stand but this her last will should stand." She told her 
daughter Mary Lattimore that she had many good things in 
her chest at Boston and that the key was in the till of her 
chest in the house to which she pointed. She then desired 
her husband to give George Porter 20s., because he was a 
fatherless child, and to Janie Williams her green petticoat, 
to which he replied, "I will, wife." Moreover she desired 
her daughter Lattimore to give to Eichard Hammon her best 
apron, and desired her husband to receive of the tennant 
Eobert Carver half a year's rent and should give him a receipt 
for twelve months. Sworn, 29: 7: 1668, before William 
Hathorne, assistant. Copy made by Edw. Eawson, secretary. 
Essex County Quarterly Court Files, vol. 16, leaves 107, 108. 

Inventory of the estate of Mrs. Pitts, deceased, was brought 
into court by Mr. Christopher Lattamore and was allowed 29 : 
9 : 1670. It was filed in the last June records together with 
her will. Salem Quarterly Court Records, vol. 5, leaf 42. 

Administration on the estate of Susanna Ely (since Susan- 
na Pitts) granted by the County Court of Suffolk, 25 : 1 : 
1670, to Jno. Bundy of Taunton, he appearing to be nearest 
of kin; he to give security and bring in an inventory to the 
next court. Suffolk County Court Records, vol. 7, page 48. 

Estate of George Eopes of Salem. 
Administration on the estate of George Eoapes, intestate. 



THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 197 

granted 28: -1: 1G70, to Mary, the widow, and John Norman, 
the son-in-law, who were to bring in an inventory to the next 
Salem court. Salem Quarterly Court Records, vol. 5, leaf 50. 

Mary Roapes, administratrix of the estate of George Roapes, 
late deceased, presented an inventory, which was allowed 29 : 
9 : 1670. The children, most of them being of age, presented 
their agreement concerning the ordering and division of the 
estate, which was confirmed by the court. The agreement was 
filed with the inventory in this court's records. Salem Quar- 
terly Court Records, vol. 5, leaf 42. 

Inventory of the estate of George Eopes, deceased, taken, 
June 27, 1670, by Walter Price and Hilliard Veren, sr: House 
& land, barne & Cow house, lOOli. ; 1 feather bed, bolster & 2 
pillows, 1 rug & a blankett, 51i. 5s. ; 1 flock bed, 1 rug, & 1 
blankitt, 21i. 15s. ; 1 flock bed & 1 old rug & 3 old blanketts, 
Hi. 2s.; 1 great brass kittle, 21i. 16s.; 1 little Coppr. ditto, 
] 2s. ; 1 lardge brass skillett, 4s. ; 1 little old Ditto, Is. ; 1 p 
brass Andians, 15s.; 3 bedstedes, 25s.; 1-2 doz. chaires, 8s.; 
4 old Blanketts, cotten, 10s. ; 1 small bolster & 1 pillow old, 
10s. ; 1 old p of curtains, 8s. ; 1 Cubbard, Hi. 10s. ; 1 Table & 
a small forme, Hi. ; 2 pine chests & 1 boxe, 12s. ; 1 Calico 
cubard cloth & cushin, 5s. 6d. ; 2 Iron potts, 10s.; 7 pewter 
platters & a basson, old, 15s. ; 1 doz. of trenchars, 1 puter bole, 

1 candle stick, 1 salt seller, 3s. ; 4 p sheates, 21i. ; 4 shirts, 1 p 
draws, 12s.; 4 p pillowbees, 10s.; 1 doz. napkins, 10s.; 2 
Table cloths, 4 towels, old, 5s. ; his cloths, vidz. 2 serdg Coates, 
Hi. ; 2 cloth ditto, 1 serdg dublitt, old, 12s. ; 2 westcoats & 1 
p draws, old, 10s.; 3 p old stocings, 1 hatt, 12s,; 2 Iron haks, 

2 p pott hooks, 8s. ; 1 pr. Iron dogs & fier shouel & tongs, 10s. ; 

3 traies, old erthen ware, 3s. ; 1 p old briches, 3s. ; 10 broad 
axes at 5s., 6 p chisels, 8s., 21i. 10s. ; 6 augers, 6s., 6 adses at 
3s., Hi. 4s.; 18 p shoes att 4s., 1 p bootes, 13s. 6d., 41i. 5s. 6d. ; 

4 p yarne stocings, p woosted Ditto, Hi. 6s.; 4 severall chok 
lines, 15s. ; 10 y**** kersy at 4s. 8d., 2li. 6s. ; 12 y** penistone, 
Hi. 13s.; 20 Ells of doulass at 22d., Hi. 16s.; 1 p helloes, 1 
grid Iron, 1 spitt, 5s. 6d. ; 1 frying pan, 2s., 2 hand saws, 5s., 
7s. ; 1 square, 8 spoones, 3s. 6d. ; 2 Cows, 71i., 2 heifers at 35s., 
lOli. 10s. ; 1 yew & 1 lamb, 1 hogg, Hi. 5s. ; 20 ackers of up- 
land, 5li. ; 1-2 acker salt marsh. Hi. 10s.; a percel of old 
Tooles, Hi. 10s.; a percel of old Iron, 5s.; total, 16611. 3s. 
Debts due, 401i. 3s. lOd. due to other men, 501i. 7s. 4d. 

Attested by Mary, the widow of George Roapes. 

Agreement between the widow Mary and the children : That 



198 THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

Mary, .the mother, should have the estate, her life time for her 
use and if necessary to sell a portion, with the consent of the 
children, but if she married again, she was to have only her 
thirds and the two thirds should be divided among the chil- 
dren, John the eldest son to have a double portion. At her 
death, John, the eldest son should enjoy one-third part of the 
land belonging to the house, about twenty-six rods of land on 
the north side upon part of which he has built a new house, 
and which is to be set off by two indifferent men by the mother 
and children mutually chosen, the land between both houses to 
be left in common; all of this is rated at 71i. 10s.; signed by 
John Ropps, John Norman and Gorg Eopps. 

Essex County Quarterly Court Files, vol. 16, leaves 104, 105. 

Administration on the estate of George Ropes and Mary 
Ropes deceased, granted by the Salem court June 30, 1691, to 
their son Jno. Ropes. 

Inventory of the remainder of the estate of George Ropes, 
deceased, after the death of his widow, taken July 1, 1691, by 
Simon Williard and Wm. Douton : House, seller and chimneys, 
181i. ; One long table, 16s. ; 1 cubboard & 8 drawrs, 16s. ; 2 old 
Blackitts & 2 old Pillows, 5s. ; 1 old Chest, box & forme, 7s. ; 
6 old Chairs, 6s. ; 1 pair Iron Doggs, 7s. ; 1 pr. Tongs, Is. 6d. ; 
1 other old Chest, 3s. ; 1 feather bed, boulster, pillow, blankett, 
3li. 10s. ; 1 Flock Bed & Blankitt & Little pillow, 10s. ; old 
putter dishes & putter Tanckerd, 2s. ; 1 Brass skillett & Cittle, 
lis.; 1 Iron & heats. Is. 6d. ; 1 looking [glass], 5 threnchers 
& Earthen waire, 2s. ; 1 Silk Scarf & other Silk things, 9s. ; 
wareing Lining, 2s. ; 1 hatt, 10s. ; 1 Spitt, hake, 1 Iron pott 
& hoocks, 7s. 6d. ; 1 Lining wheale, 2s. ; the Land, 271i. ; total, 
55li. 8s. 6d. 

Simon Williard and Wm. Dounton being chosen to apprize 
the estate have done so to the best of their judgment except 
the court see cause to set the former agreement that was be- 
tween the mother and the children then of age concerning the 
price of John Ropes his third part of the land. 

Essex County Quarterly Court Files, vol. 50, leaf 141. 

Estate op Thomas Day of (Salem?). 

The. Day dying intestate and an inventory of his estate be- 
ing presented, Mary, the widow, was appointed 29: 4: 1670, 
administratrix, in whose hands the estate was to remain. 

Inventory of the estate of Thomas Day, deceased, taken, 9 : 



THE PROBATE RECOKDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 199 

4: 1670, by John Gardner, Richard Prince and Henry Bar- 
tholmew: Six p of sheet es, 3li. 8s. ; 4 p of pillow beares, 16s.; 
11 napkins and 2 small table clothes, 13s. 6d. ; 2 Cupboard 
clothes and 2 pillow l^eares, 7s. ; 7 towells, 4s. 8d. ; one half 
sheet, 9s. ; one fether bed, 2 bolsters, a trundle bed, tickinge, 
3 blanketts and one Eugge, 2 pillowes, 51i. ; one bedsteed with 
curtaines and vallence and one trundle bedsteed, 10s. ; 1 Cup- 
boord, 1 wainscott chest, 3 sea chests and a trunke. Hi. ; 2 
small table boards, 2 boxes and 8 chaires. Hi. 4s.; 1 silver 
Cupp and a silver spoone, 18s. ; brass, pewter and tin, oli. 2s. ; 
fire shovels, tongs, trenchers, trayes with other stuff in the 
kitchin, with a baskett and earthware, Hi. 10s.; his wearinge 
apparrel, 31i. 5s. ; total, 231i. 7s. 2d. 

Essex County Quarterly Court Files, vol. 16, leaf 33. 

Estate of Mrs. Elizabeth Sherratt of Haverhill. 

"The last will & Testam* of Elizabeth Sherratt y^ wife of 
Hugh Sherratt of Haverhill formerly y^ wife & Relict of 
Humphrey Griffyn made July y® 30*^ 1670 Imprimis I giue 
vnto my Sonne John Griffyn my feather bed bolster, pillow 
rugg, blankett & curtaines & vallance pvided y* hee deliver to 
his brother Nathaniell : y* feather bed bolster & covering pper 
to y^ same w*^^ hee hath now in his owne use I giue also to 
my Sonne John one of my pewter platters my brass morter 
my warming pan & Iron pott: I will also y* my Sone Jolin 
shall pay to goodman White y* debt that I owe to his wife w*^^ 
shalbe payd out of y* moouables y* I haue giuen to him by 
this my will : I giue to my Sone Nathaniell Griffyn my Cowe 
& w* said Cowe & 3^* bed w*'^ hee is to haue of his brother John 
comes short of tenn pounds it shal bee made up to him by 
my Executo' out of my other estate & in case y* my Sone 
John shall not lett his brother ISTathaniell haue his bed as 
abousd then my will is that my Sone Nath" shall haue y* bed 
y* now is mine w*^"^ in case I haue giuen to my Sone John : I 
giue to my Sone Sani'^ Griffyn my yearling heifer & w* y* also 
comes short of tenn pounds shalbee made vp by my executo'' 
I giue to my Daughter Lidia Griffyn my gowne & my petti- 
coat and my searge hood I giue to my Daughter Elizabeth 
Deare my cloake I giue & bequeath to my seuen grand Chil- 
deren y* are now liueing y* is to say to my Sone Deares fower 
& to my Sone Johns three the sum of fine pounds a peece if 
my estate & moouables not allready ordered in this my will 
after my owne pper debts bee discharged also will amount 



200 THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

thervnto and if my estate shall come short when my legasies 
to my sons are payd then my will is y'^ w* I haue not in this 
my will ordered shalbee equally divided amongst my said 
grand children I Constitute my Sonne Jolm my lawfull Ex- 
ecuto' of this my last will & Testament In wittness herevnto 
I haue to this my will sett my hand y^ day first aboue men- 
tioned,'' 

Elizabeth (her X mark) Sherratt. 

Witness : ISTath". Saltonstall, Bartholemew (his B H mark) 
Heath, Elizabeth (her E mark) Ela. 

Proved in Hampton court 11: 8m: 1670 by the witnesses. 
Copy, Norfolk County Court Records, vol. 2, leaf 191. 

Inventory of the estate of Elizabeth Sharatt, late wife of 
Heugh Sharatt, deceased, taken by James Pecker and Edward 
Clark: a feather bead & boulster, 2li. 5s.; a Cow & year & 
vantege, halfer, 61i. ; one peuter pleater, 4s. ; 331i. payeable a 
year after the desece of Heugh Sharatt, 321i. ; curtins & vel- 
iants, 10s. ; a bead Ruge, Hi. os. ; a box, 3s. ; total, 421i. 7s. 

James Pecker testified that as touching the 321i. and the 
cowe and heffer they assigned to it as given in by John Griffin, 

1 gooune, one hood, on puter plater, one warmin pan, one 
lorn poot, one bras mortur, all given to John Grilling; to 
Elesebeth Der one clocke. Signed Edward Clark. 

Attested in Salisbury court 11: 2m: 1671 by Jno. Griffin. 
Essex County Probate Files, Docket 25,102. 

Estate of John Wheeler of Newbury.* 

"Bee it knowne unto all men by theise psents th [at I : copyl 
John Wheeler of Newb [erie in : copy] the county of Essex in 
Newengland Massachusets co[nsider: copyling my old age & 
[my owne: copy] weaknes, being in health of body and of 
pfect me[mory] through gods mercy hereby make my last 
will and testament, comend[ing] my soule [in] to [t]he 
han[ds] of my blessed Redeemer Jesus Christ and my body to 
be buryed in the burying place of l^ewbury (whensoeuer it 
shall please god to take me hence by death) in hopes of a 
blessed Resurrection. And for my worldly goods I dispose 
[as] followeth first I giue and bequeath vnto my Son Dauid 
wheeler ten pounds of that debt that hee owes mee, 2dly I 
giue to my Sonne Edward wheeler of the Citty of Salisbury 
in the Realme of England ten pounds !|of which he is|| to 

* Copy, Norfolk County Court Records, Book 2, leaf 192. 



THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 201 

pay three pounds and ten shillings to the chamber of the Citty 
aboiisaid, Also I gi[ue] & bequeath to my Son Adam [Wlieel- 
ar of: coinj] the said Citty forty shillings A[lso I giue: copy] 
to my son [Thomas A^Tieelar forty : copy] shillings And also I 
giue to my son [Willjiam wheeler forty sh[illings]in case he 
shall come ouer into this country, Also I giue to my daugh- 
t[er] Mercy forty shillings, And to my daughter Elizabeth 
Button I giue four pounds, Also I giue to my daughter Anne 
Chase four pounds, and to my Daughter in law Susanna 
wheller four pound, twenty shillings apiece to all theise my 
children, of this estate was giuen them by thei[r] mother 
which is included in the seuerall summs aboue exprest I giue 
and bequeath to my Son Georgs children Ephraim wheeler & 
s[am". copy] WTieeler four pounds apeice that is eight pounds 
between them [when : cojiy] they shalbe of the age of one and 
twenty to be paid by my Execu[to''. also : copy]. I giue to my 
son Eoger wheelers Daughter Mary Wheeler [three : copy] 
pounds to be paid to her when she shall be of the age of [eigh- 
teen years : copy] And to her Brother Joseph wheeler I giue 
forty shillings [when hee shalbe : copy] of the age of one & 
twenty years, And to my daughter El[izabeths chil : copy] dren 
forty shillings apeice. To Thomas forty shillings to be [payd 
to : copy] him when he shalbe of the age of one & twenty & to 
mary [forty shill : copy] ings & to Elizabeth forty shillings 
when they shalbe Eight [een years: copy] of age. All theise 
Legacyes are to be paid in N"ew england in [such : copy] pay 
as my Estate I leaue wilbee due to my executor [in, which: 
copy] he shall receiue it, And the Legacyes abouementioned 
which is to my children shalbe paid within one whole yeare 
after my decease but those to my Grandchildren to be the vse 
of my Executor vntill they shalbee of the ages abouemen- 
tioned, Also I giue the Land to my daughter in law Susanna 
my son Georgs wife which I gaue her husband which he built 
[vpon: copy] as it is inclos[ed: copy], Also I appoint my Son 
Henry wheeler to be the sole Executor of this my Last will & 
testament And to haue all the rest of my goods & chattells 
vndisposed of my debts & funerall being discharged march 
28*" 1668." 

John Wheeler 

Witness : Anthony Somerby, Augustinn Stedman, Roger 
Steedman, Beniaraine Lowle, Jonathan Woodman. 

Proved in Hampton court Oct. 11, 1670 by Benj. Loel and 
Jonathan Woodman. Essex County Probate Files, Docket 
29,448. 



202 THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

Estate of John Kenny or Salem. 

"The Last will & Testament of John Keyney of Salem I 
John Keyny being sick & weake but of Ripe memory & full 
understandinge Conmiitt my Soule to God y* gaue it & my 
body To ye graue, & for my outward estate, first I giue A 
steere of twoo yeare old & vantage well knowne to John pick- 
rinn of Salem To John flint Granchilde to William fflint sec- 
ondly I giue & bequeathe forty shillings to John Backsteer of 
Salem; thirdly I giue & bequeathe forty shillings To Allex- 
ander Gellican of Marbllee Head fourthly after my debts are 
paid & Cost off my ffunerall I giue ye rest of my estate house 
Lands & chattell whatsoeuer To my Beloued wife Sarah Key- 
ney To her & her highers for euer Finally I make & ordaine 
my Trusty & well beloued ffreinds Mr. Henry Bartholomew of 
Salem & John Peckren ouerseers to assist & see This my last 
"Will & Testament Compleated." 

John (his t mark) Keyny. 

Witness: William Flint, William Beale and John Baxter. 

Proved in Salem court 30 : 9 : 1670 by the witnesses. 

Inventory of the estate of John Keny, taken, 18 : 8 : 1670, 
by William Flint, Henry Bartholmew and John Pickering: 
One dwelling house and barn, marsh and upland belonging to 
it, 14 acres, 1201i. ; 4 oxen and 2 steers, 321i. ; 2 Cowes, 71i. ; 2 
Steares, 6li. ; 2 stears, 3li. 10s. ; 2 Steares, 2li. ; 8 swine and 4 
piggs, 81i. 10s. ; one mare and Colt, 4li. ; one Cart and plow 
with the apurtenances, 41i. ; haye and fodder in the barne, 8li. ; 
Indian corne and other graine, 51i. ; one flock bed Rugge and 
blanketts and 4 p of sheets, 5li. ; one pott and ketle with pewter 
and other houshould stuff e, 21i. 10s.; Axes and other Iron 
tooles, 15s. ; a muskett, 14s. ; mony and wearinge apparell, 6li. ; 
total, 21411. 19s. 

Attested 30 : 9 : 1670 by the widow. 

Essex County Quarterly Court Files, vol. 16, leaves 98, 99. 

Estate of John Croade of Salem. 

Mr. John Croad dying intestate, and none appearing who 
would administer, and Mrs. Eliz. Croad, the widow, refusing, 
court 29: 9: 1670, appointed Henry Skerry, marshal, Mr. 
John Price and Hilliard Veren, sr., to present an inventory 
of the estate to the next Salem court. Salem Quarterly Court 
Records, vol. 5, leaf 41. 

At the last Salem court, Hilliard Veren, Hen. Skerry and 



THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 203 

Mr. John Price having been appointed to survey the books 
and accounts of ]\Ir. John Croad, deceased, and to draw up an 
inventory of what estate they could find, and make return to 
this court, the account was brought in. There seeming to be 
a considerable estate in debts owing from several persons, 
court 27 : 4 : 1671, ordered that if any of the creditors or other 
meet person, come into the next Salem court desiring admin- 
istration, it may be granted them. Ordered that this be put 
up at the meeting house in Salem. Salem Quarterly Court 
Records, vol. 5, leaf -±8. 

An inventory of the debts and credits of Mr. John Croade 
as found upon his books : Mr. John Croad's debts due him : 
Per John Stone for ball, of acct., 10 l-2d. ; Mr. Joshua Scottoe, 
lis.; Jolm Knight, 2s. 8d. ; Eichard Downing of Marblehead, 
2s. ; Henry Herrick, 2s. 9d. ; John Mason, lis. 9d. ; John 
Sowtherick, 10s. 7d. ; Sam. Corneing, ; Mr. Oliver Pur- 
chase, ; Josia Sowthericke, ; John Baker, mason, 

; John Cole, ; Nath. Stone, ; John Gidney, jr., 

; Mathew Price, ; Richard Stackhouse, ; John 

Browne, sr., ; Wm. Clements, ; Tho. Long Bottom, 

; Tho. Gardner, ; John Reaves, 3li. 10s.; Monsr. 

Blushard, Hi. ; James Browne, Gloster, 14s. ; Wm. Woodberry, 
61i. 10s. ; Mr. Elias Styleman, ISli. Is. 4d. ; Wm. Ellery, Hi. 6s. 
8d. ; Owen Hendy, 13s. 3d.; Major Hathorne, Hi. 17s. 3d.; 
John Legg, 4s.; Franc. Nurse, 21i. 10s. 5d. ; Samll. Beadle, 
Hi. 13s. 8d.; Mr. Duncan, 4li. 12s. 8d.; Samll. 
Shaddock, 4s.; John Norman, sr., 6s. Id.; Mr. Humph- 
ry Davy, 931i. los. ; Erasmus James, lis. 2d.; Wm. 
Allen of ye Creeke, 2s. ; John Balch, 5li. 10s. ; Tho. 
West, 13s. 3d.; Francis Parnell, 71i. 8s. 3d.; Ambrose 
England, 9s. 5d. ; Edw. Raynolds of Marblehead, Hi. 10s. 
6d. ; Mr. Wm. Browne, sr., 14s. lOd. ; Nicholas Thomas, 181i. 
John Joanes, 4li. 17s. 7d. ; George Jacobs, 4li. 5s.; Tho. Caw- 
ley, 18s.; Henry Reed, 10s.; Mr. Francis Johnson, 8li. 8s. 7d. 
Mr. Henry Barthollmew, 5li. 13s. 8d. ; Goodm. Goulthright 
Is. 2d.; Edw. Foster, llli. 7s. 3d.; Richard Cooke, 2s. 4d. 
James Dennis, Hi. 2s. Id. ; Mr, Browne of Jersey, llli. 15s. 
Sam. Archer, jr., 14s. lOd.; Mr. Tho. Brattle, of Jersy, llli 
15s.; Sam. Archer, jr., 14s. lOd.; Mr. Tho. Brattle, 51i. 10s 
6d. ; Lieut. Cook of Boston, 31i. 3s. 6d. ; Thomas Cole, Hi. 15s 
John Norman, jr., Hi. 3s. ; Allester Mackmillion, 5s. ; Mr 
Edm. DoAvnes of Boston, 931i. ; Peter Duncan, 10s.; Henry 
Trevett, Hi.; Nathaniel Biscoe in Barbados, 825li. 12s. 9d 
John Hathorne of Lyn, lis.; Daniel Baccon, 9s.; Henry 



204 THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

Skerry, Is.; Goodw. Bull , 3s.; Steeplien Hascott, 2li. ; 

Wm. Maston, 9d.; Mr. John Euck, Hi.; Henry Combs, 2li. 
10s.; Tho. Deacon, 8s.; John Slaughter, sr., 12li. Is.; John 
Slaughter, jr., 4li. 9s. ; Mr. Moses Mavericke, 91i. 18s. ; John 
Pickering, 12s.; Mr. Wm. Foster of Charlestowne, 31i. 15s,; 
Eichard Leach, 2li. ; Allester Grime, 2s, lid.; Benjamin 
Parmiter, Hi. Is.; Zebulon Hill, 2s. 4d. ; Mr. Jacob Green, 
321i. 3s.; Isaack Williams, Hi. 15s. 2d.; Eob. Lemon, 2s.; 
Lent. Sprague, 9s,; Tho. Farrow, 2s.; Eob. Wliite, 171i. 5s. 
9d.; Wm. Weyman, 14li. 4s. lid.; Morris Pike, 61i. 12s. 3d.; 
Jno. Preston, 31i. 10s. 6d. ; Mr. John Winselow of Boston, 
42li. 13s. 3d. ; Wm. Tozier of Bristoll, 81i. 10s, ; Samll. Archer, 
sr.. Hi. 9s. ; Nicholas Bishop of Beddeford, 301i. 15s. ; Joseph 
Phippenny, Is. 3d. ; Jonathan Pickering, Hi. ; Mr. Brideham, 
2li. 3s. 6d. ; Ben, Phippenny, 10s.; Joseph Grafton, jr,. Hi. 
7s,; Mr. Seront of Boston, 51i. 7s,; George Bickford, 7s.; 
Eichd. Harvey, 2li. 13s. ; Tho. Cox of Pemiqd., 21i. 17s. 8d. ; 
Tho. Felyn of Pemiqd., Hi. 9s. ; George Buckhed of Pemiqd., 
3s. 3d.; John Ginden, Pemiqd., 7s. 6d. ; George Deane, 15s.; 
John Gillman, 7s. 6d. ; Wm. Lake, 6s. 3d. ; John Home, sr., 
10s. 6d.; John Clefford, 17s. 1 l-2d.; Anthony Needom, Hi. 
5s. 9d.; John Maston, 2li. 18s. Id.; Tho. Eobbins, 16s. 4d.; 
Hugh Pasco, 9s. Id.; Anchias Horseman, Hi, 16s. 3d.; Mr. 
Batter, 5s. ; John Wilson of Oburne, 6s, 3d. ; Xtopher Walter, 
18s. 9d.; Tho. Hell, 21i. 9s. lid.; Mr, Lattimore, Hi. 5s.; 
Nicholas Manning, 7s. 9d. ; Wm. Waters of Boston, Hi. ; Nath. 
Pease, 8d. ; George Gardner, 5s. 4d. ; John Waters, 3s. ; Fra. 
Godler, 21i. 16s. 5d. ; Nath. Walton, Is. 6d. ; Mr. Jonathan 
Wade, lOli. ; Eichard Abbot of Piscataq., 61i. 19s. ; Mr. Tho. 
Broughton, 202611 7s. 9d.; Wm. Seavey, 141i. 8s.; Lt. Wm. 
Hudson, 4li. 12s. lid.; Jno. Neale, Hi. 19s. 2d.; Eiche. Kim- 
ball, 4s.; Tho. Hull of Boston, 14li. 8s. 6d. ; Eichard Jane, 
2li. 7s. 7d. ; George Eopes, sr.. Hi. 8s. 6d. ; John Leer, 131i. ; 
Eich. Eowland, 8d.; Wm. Shepard, 13s. lid.; Nich. How- 
thins, 35li. 9s.; Mordecai Craffet, Hi. 10s.; Abr. Cole, lis. 
lOd. ; James Harward, Hi. 9d. ; Ben. Spiller, 12s. ; Toby Car- 
ter, Ss. 4d.; George Bonfield, 271i. 2s. 7d.; John Bligh, 141i. 
14s. 7d. ; Lt. Smith p 10 bush, malt, 2li. 5s. ; Ben. Felton, 13s, 
2d.; Zach, Herrick, 30li, 19s. 7d. ; Mr. John Higgison, 5li, 
15s. 7d.; Mr. Wm. Barthollmew, 551i. ; Eob. Bartlett, 13s. 5d,; 
George Eopes, jr., 9s, 6d, ; Mr. John Wincoll, 211i. 2s. 5d. ; Mr. 
Francis Willowhby, 13611. 2s. lOd.; Mr. John Corwin, 21i.; 
total, 393111. 10s. 4d. 

Accounts of bills' due to Mr. Croad by divers in Newfound- 
land: Barthollmew Caynes, 12511. 4s. 8d. ; Mr, Jno, Horton, 



THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 205 

441i. 19s. 2d.; Henrv Codiier, 331i. 4s.; Tho. Ganson, llli. 
14s. 7d.; Ezekiel Minter, 5li.; Tho. Lowrey, 271i. 17s.; Tho. 
Penny, 41i. 14s. 6d.; Wni. Eixon, 24li. 4s. 6d. ; Major Spry, 
361i. ; Trustrnm Dodge, 21i. 15s.; George Kocke, 501i. 15s.; 
Wm. Pike, 3li. 16s.; Wm. Taverner, 811i. Is. Id.; James 
Thomas, 701i. 12s. lid.; John and Tho. Hibbs, 361i. 5s. 4d.; 
Tho. Brenson, 15li. 3s, 6d. ; Hugh Chamberlane, 27li. 15s. 6d. ; 
Wm. Daves, jr., 94li. 2s. 5d. ; Christopher Browning, Hi. 10s. ; 
Tho. Brookes, 14li. 7s. 3d. ; Mr. Jno. Treworgy, 3001i. ; Walter 
Taylor, 12li. ; Edward Horton, 6li. 16s.; Richard Maynard, 
soli.; Edward Speare, 6li. 13s. 4d.; total, 9961i. 17s. 3d. 

More by severall bills taken in Mr. John Parthridge's name, 
yet due by several in ye N. f oundland & do : belong to Mr. 
Croad: By Wm. Daves, sr., 2271i. 13s. 6d.; Henry Pyn, 1191i. 
lis. lid.; George Piersey, 131i. 16s. 7 l-2d.; John Petton, 
401i. 5s. 2d. ; Thomas Fortune, 8li. 19s. 2d. ; Edward Horton, 
971i. 6s. 5d.; more by Eobt. Shelton of Bay Eobberts, 281i. 
19s. lOd.; total, 15331i. 9s. 10 l-2d. Grand total, 546511. 
2 l-2d. 

Due by him: To Benjamin Tillman, Hi, 2s. 9d. ; Mr, Jer. 
Hubbard, 2s. 3d. ; Eichard Squire, Sli. 6s. 8d. ; Mr. Bowd, 5li. 
16s. 6d. ; widdow Canterbury, 4s. Id.; Mrs. Walton, 21i. 13s. 
6d.; Tho. Putman, 19s. 4d.; Wm. Nick, 71i. lis.; Tho. Bams, 
Hi. 10s. 5d. ; John Tompkins, 10s. 5d. ; Edward Counter, 8s. 
lOd.; Capt. Tho. Clarke, 69li. 3d.; Samuel Allen, 2s.; Daniell 
Eumball, 31i. 6s.; Mr. Joliff, 16s, 5d. ; Edw, Gaskin, 2s.; Mr. 

Lawrence Hamon, 25li. 12s. lOd. ; Mr. John Cole, ; Mr. 

Eob. Bendish, 12011, 8s. 8d.; Arthur Sanden, 16s. 4d.; Mr. 
Henry Shrimpton, 25311. 3s. 8d,; Henry West, 3s. 4d.; John 
Eala, 8s. ; Mr. Newman, 12li. ; Sergeant Stillson, 21i. 6s. 6d. ; 
Eandall Nicholls, 211.; Eichard Croad, 1711. 7s, 9d., and also 
as bound to Mr. Eob. Cossens in England as surety for Mr. 
Croad, 6111. lis. 4d.; Mr. James Brice, 381i, 4s. 2d.; Mr. 
Pembleton, 9211. 13s. 4d. ; Barth. Gidney, 8s. ; Mr. Jno. Gid- 
ney, sr., 191i. lis. 2d.; Daniell Eumball, Hi. 17s.; Christoppr. 
Nicke, 21i, 7s, ; Jno. Lake of Boston, 1811. 9s. 8d. ; Mr. Deane, 
1311. 17s. lOd.; Mr. Eliazer Hathorne, 15s. 3d.; Gabriel Par- 
ker, 311. 8s.; Wm. Curtis, 7li. 10s.; George Baker, Hi. lis. 6d. 
John King, 211. 6s. 6d, ; Mr. Wm. Barthollmew, 7111. 14s. 3d. 
Joseph Hardy, 9s.; Mr. Eussell, lis. lOd.; Mr, Prince, 14s 
8d.; Mr, Eichd. Wharton, 211. 2s.; Mr. Eob. Tyson, 18111. 6s 
8d.; Capt. Corwin, 16s. lid.; Mr. John Haysom, 8411. 8s. 
Capt. Gerrish, 3911. 5s. 4d.; Coll. Wm. Watts, 1811. 7s.; Mr 
Crumwell, 61i.; Mr. Humber, 211. 3s. 7d.; John Bartlet, 211 



206 THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

12s. 8d.; Mr. John Hull of Boston, 3371i. 3s.; total, 154911. 
7s. 2d. 

Essex County Quarterly Court Files, vol. 17, leaf 99. 

Estate of Mrs. Elizabeth Euck of Salem. 

Mr. John Euck presented an inventory of the estate of Eliza. 
Euckes 29 : 9 : 1670, he made oath to it and it was allowed. 
Salem Quarterly Court Records, vol. 5, leaf 41. 

Inventory of the estate of Elisabeth Eucke, who was the 
wife of Mr. Thomas Eucke, deceased, taken by John Deakin 
and Samwell Pitman : The house & land at Boston, 13511. ; a 
bed & bedsted & firnitur, 5li. ; on ould boulting mill & a mault 
mill, Hi. 10s.; small beeme & scalles, 10s.; four payr. of 
sheetes & 5 pillowbeers, 1 dos. napkins, 3li. 10s.; parsall of 
linen & Gotten yarne. Hi. 7s.; waring Clothes, 31i., & a still 
& worm, 5li., 81i.; to tabeles, A Chist & Trunk, Hi.; a flok 
bed, Chist, a Eug & blankets, 2li. 10s.; debt due from John 
Eedman of Hamton, 301i. ; Joseph Alemtag of Lin by an 
Aworde of Arbitration, 20li. ; due from Thomas Joy, 31i. 15s. ; 
Nathanell Baker, 21i. 2d. ; Nathanell Frier, Hi. 10s. ; Good- 
man Baster, Hi. 17s. ; Edward Page, Hi. 10s. 3d. ; John Mirik, 
Hi. 15s. ; John Shaw, 4li. ; total, 22411. 14s. 5d. Paid out by 
John Eucke, 9111. 17s. 2d. Sworn in court. 

Attested in court 3 : 10m : 1670, by John Euck : ordered that 
after all debts should be paid, the estate was to be divided 
among the children. Essex County Quarterly Court Files, 
vol. 16, leaf 103. 

Estate of John Thoendike of Beverly. 

Mr. Paul Thomedike presented a writing as his father John 
Thorndike's last will, proved 29 : 9 : 1670, by oath of Capt. 
Tho. Lothrop, and said Paul was appointed administrator. 
He was to bring in an inventory. Salem Quarterly Court 
Records, vol. 5, leaf 43. 

"John Thorndike being by Gods mercy purposed to goe 
this yeare to England doe by these presents Constitute and 
ordein this to be my last will & testament Imprimis in regard 
to my eldest daughter Amie Thorndike hath bene for these 
many yeares soe much ouercome with melancholy and is growen 
soe deepely Distemperd thereby that hir understanding is soe 
much besotted and stupifyed that without Gods great mercy 
& extraordin [ary] meanes used hoples euer to act in the world 



THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 207 

to Gods honor and hir owue Comfort and liuelyhood as allso 
entending my estate upon which I now liue vnto my sonne 
Paule Thorndike after my death doe giue & bequeath vnto 
him my house & land meadowes, barne orchyard and all the 
appertenanses belonging vnto the same as allso the meadow I 
bought of John Leach lying by wenham pond in Considera- 
cion that he take upon him the Charge maintenans and tuition 
of this my aforesaid Daughter Ann Thorndike as allso to 

for her recouery but after hir death to become his 

owne To his heires foreuer. 

"Sly if I the said John Thorndike the Lord should be 
pleased to Continue my life and shold think fit to Continue 
returne into this Country agein I doe give unto my sonne 
Paule Thorndike 30 akers of land comonly called Sawyers 
plain & the meadow adioyning to the land Called the iiaggy 
meadow as allso my meadow at Topsfeild likewise thirty 
pounds to be taken out of household stuffe of Cattle besides all 
the encrease of the Cattle improuement of the land that he 
shall in my absens to him & to his heires for euer. Sly I doe 
giue & bequeath unto my Daughter Mary Thorndike to be 
payd hir before my departure fifety poundes in manner & 
forme following vizt 3 Cowes & one heifer goeing 3 yeares old 
one payr of oxen one horse & one mayre one featherbed & 
bolster one Irish Eugge & payr of blanketts & what shall 
remane wanting of the aforesaid some of 501i. to be made vp 
in household stuffe or otherwise according to further Consid- 
eracion & order taken therein 41y whereas I Doe entende my 
two youngest Daughters Alice & Martha Thorndike shall ac- 
company me into England and if that Gods prouidens shale 
soe order that they doe not inioy theyr healthe there or by 
other Casualtyes or distress or doe thinke fit to returne into 
this Country agen I doe giue & bequeath vnto my said two 
daughters all my land laying & adioyning beauer pond as 
allso the meadow adioyning unto the said pond being accord- 
ing unto my Computation nere 100 akers as allso if my selfe 
Dye & Depart this life then I Doe engage theyr brother Paule 
Thorndike to pay vnto his said two sisters twenty pounds 
besides the said Land ||Corne or Cattle j| according to the 
value of the Corne prized here within one yeare' after theyr 
arriuall here but & if one my Daughters shold returne hither 
then my sonne paying vnto that sister that shall retourne 501i 
within a yeare after hir arival & the said land & meadow to 
remain vnto my sonne to him & to his heires for euer lastly to 
the better ouerseeing & accomplishment of this my will & 



208 THE PROBATE KECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

Testament I Doe entreat my worthy frend Capt Thomas Low- 
thorp as allso my two sonnes in law John Procter & John 
Low & first if in Case my sonne Paul Thorndike shold dye 
before my daughter Anne Thorndike then I Doe giue vnto 
them full power and authority to make prouision out of this 
my estate for the maintenans & tender Care of this my Daugh- 
ter according to theyr wisedomes & the Lord shall please 
vouchsafe meanes 21y if after my Departure my said Daugh- 
ter shold grow into a greater distemper either of settichnes 
or prensie, then to take Care to place hir wth some Discreete 
person, to use meanes [faded] maintenans or further what 
otherwayes my sonne himself e may doe w[ith] theyr appro- 
bacion I Doe Consent vnto. lastly if any furthere Discord 
may arise concerning any Clause in this my said will between 
persons included in it I doe entreat them to determine namely 
my worthy freind Capt. Thomas Lowthrop my sonne in law 
John Procter & John Low in witnes hereof I have ||set|| to 
my hand & Scale this 29th Day of July 1668." 

John Thorndike. (seal) 

Witness : John Hill, John Black. 

Capt. Thomas Lothrop attested in Salem court 2: 10m: 
1670 that this was the last will of John Thorndike. 

Mr. Paul Thornedike was appointed on 2 : 10: 1670, as ad- 
ministrator of the estate of his father, and was ordered to 
bring in an inventory. 

Capt. Lothrop made oath in court, that the following was 
written by Jno. Thorndike on July 27, 1668, and left in his 
hands, as an explanation of the will : "Concerning my Daugh- 
ter Marye I haue giuen vnto hir 50li. I do assigne vnto hir 
the Cow Called Browne & Cherry & blacke or Smugg & the 
heifer goeing 3 yeares old in all 3 Cowes & a heifer w^h I 
value at 141i. 10s. ; the young oxen I bought of Thomas Pache, 
lOli. ; one horse & one mare, lOli. ; the feather bed & bolster 
in the parlour and money, llli. I doe apoint unto hir one 
Roume in the house the parlour or the Chamber & desire she 

may not Eemoue elcewhere & would haue hir brother 

hir 2 Cowes but if she shold remoue I doe giue vnto hir the 
second best hog fatted as alsso 10 bu : of Corn & 2 bu : of malt 
to furnish hir with hir prouision for I Desire not she shold 
not be Constreined to goe to seruis allso I Doe giue vnto hir 
halfe of the flax Dressed out, the last yeare & some part of 
that growing this yeare allso 301i of Cotton wool & a large 
peuter Dishe giuen vnto hir by hir mother ■.. 

"if I retourne not hither agein I Doe giue vnto my son 



THE PEOBATE RECORDS OP ESSEX COUNTY. 209 

Procter the Copper & triuet he hath of mine w*h a little Iron 
pot & a spring Locke to set vpon a dore I Doe giue vnto my 
sonn Low a heefer of a year old 301i. of Gotten wool & a small 
chest standing in the parlour allso 3 yds of ks if I can whereas 
I haue made prouision in my will concerning my daughter 
Anne that is if she shold grow into a worse Condicion after my 
Departure then I Doe agein comend hir Condicion \'nto the 
Care & Charity of the ouerseers of my said will to entreat them 
to place hir w*h some frend & Discrette pson & that she be 
maintained out of my estate & that my sonne furnish hir w4i 
bedding where she may be placed." 

Inventory of the estate of Mr. John Thorndike, which he 
left in Xew England, appraised June 29, 1671, by Tho. Low- 
thropp and Richard (his Y mark) Brackenbury: One dwell- 
ing house, barn, orchard and 60 acres of land, 25011. ; four 
score acres of land at Beaver pond and 10 acres of meadow, 
801i. ; thirty acres of land called Sawyer's plaine, 601i. ; seaven 
acres 3-4 of meadow lying by wenham pond, 351i. ; three acres 
of meadow at a place called the old houses, 12li. ; two acres of 
salt marsh at home, loli.; one hors, two mares and two young 
Colts, 20li. ; four oxen, six Cowes, one heifer and six young 
Cattell, 581i, ; two feather beds and one flock bed with their 
appurtenances, 221i. ; in brass, Iron and pewter, tables, chairs, 
stooles and other lumber, lOli. ; cart plows and plowtackling, 
axes and other tooles, 5li. ; three acres of meadow at Topsfield, 
Hi. ; total, 57711. 

Allowed in court 29: 4: 1671, upon oath of Paule Thorn- 
dike, son of John Thorndike, deceased. 
Essex County Quarterly Court Files, vol. 17, leaves 102-104. 

Estate of Mrs. Frances Axey of Lynn. 

"October 18*'' 1670 This is the Last will, and Testement of 
Franssis Axe the wife of Jeames Axe Desessed beeing weake 
in body but in Perfet memory : first I Commit my Soulle vn- 
to the Lord and my body toe the Earth and my Estate as fol- 
loweth, Imprimis, I giue vnto Maygor Denesons Elldest sonne 
tenne Poundes I giue vnto Reuerend m"" Samuell Whighting 
our Pastor sixe Poundes ; toe m"" Samuell Cobit fine Poundes, 
toe the wife of Danell Salmons fiue Poundes toe bee payd in 
20s. a yeare in Corne. and toe hur selfe and bur Daughter 
ether of them an an Euery days waskote and Aporne, toe 
Nathanell Han forth foure Poundes, and to his wife my best 
serge pettecote and one shifte and my second best •wastcoate 



210 THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

and to William Clarke foure Poundes and to his wife my 
second best Eed Pettecote and second beast hat. A gren 
Apourne and one shift and my second hood and best wascoate 
and all my head Clothes with a Tafety hancher and Quoyfe, 
I giue toe Goodman Armetage fifty Shillings and my whight 
face Cow: and to his wife my best Bead Pettecoate and best 
hat, and A shifte I giue DelDorah Eichards one cow: called 
Bud and twenty shillings; and toe Abbegall Eichards one 
shepe and to Danell Eichards one shepe, and toe Samuell 
Sillsbe one Cow: which is in the hands of his father; I giue 
vnto Sarah Eednape twenty shillings and to the widdow How 
twenty shillings to bee payd in Inglish Commodety or in 
corne which she Pleaseth, I giue vnto Samuell Torboxe a 
Cow Called Blossome, I giue Sarah Eennalls of Salem: one 
shepe and one pare of shetes, I giue vnto Sarah Eickes the 
Daughter of Thomas Eickes one pare of shetes, I giue vnto the 
wife of Thomas Eickes one shepe and one cow and to hur 
Sonne Theofelis one shepe, I giue vnto the wife of Charles 
Gote one Pare of Shetes & a blew Cotton Pete Coate, and 
one shifte I giue vnto Goody Dauis Widdow my best Cloath 
hood and one of my vnder Coates beeing Eead Peneston and to 
Eebeckah Tarboxe a Eed vnder Pettecoat and one shifte And 
to the wife of Goodman Gowing one Eead Cow which was val- 
lewed at 31i. 10s., and to Goody Whight a yew and to hur 
Sonne a Lambe and to Andrew Mansffellds wife a siluer spoone 
& a wascot Latly mayd and toe hur Daughter Bethiah A siluer 
spoone I will that all these Legasies Aboue Expressed bee 
payd within toe yeare After my Desesse in Come or Cattell 
And I make Joseph Piske my Adminestrator of my whole 
Estate as witnesseth my hand And I Apoynt to see this my will 
fullfilled as ouer seeres Joseph Armetage, Nathanell Han- 
forth, William Clarke and Henery Ehodes. I will yt maygor 
Denesons sonne & m"" Hanforth & goodman Clarke and good- 
man Armetage bee payd." 

Francis (her mark) Axe. 

Witness: Joseph Armitage, Nathaniell Handforth, Henry 
Ehodes and William (his X mark) Clarke. 

Proved in Salem court 1 : 10m : 1670 by the witnesses. 

Inventory of the estate of Francis Axe, taken Oct. 28, 1670 
by Joseph Armitage, Nathaniell Handforth, William (his 
mark) Clarke and Henery Ehodes : weareing Aparell Linen 
and wollen, 151i. 10s.; beding and cushines, lOli. ; Linen and 
wolleng, 81i. ; Eyron, bras and Pewter, 4li. 15s.; Graine, Ing- 
lish and Indan, 41i.; haye, 4li. 10s.; Appells, 10s.; Lumber 



THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 211 

and bookes, 6li. ; bowsing, 201i. ; upland and Medow, 601i. ; 
Deptes, Hi. os. ; cattell, 63li. 17s, 6d. ; small things, lli. 2s. ; 
about 4 acres of land caled Graueses lott, 331i.; total, 23211. 
9s. 6d. 
Essex County Quarterly Court Files, vol. 16, leaves 100, 101. 

A writing was produced as a will of Frances Axey, deceased, 
which was witnessed by Hen. Eoads and sworn, and the other 
three witnesses subscribed to the will, also affirming that they 
were present when said writing was signed, and also an in- 
ventory was brought into court, amounting to 20811. 15s. 6d. 
and filed up in the court records 4 mo., 1669, with the will of 
her husband. Salem Quarterly Court Records, vol. 5, leaf 40. 

Estate of Thomas Bishop of Ipswich. 

Administration on the estate of Thomas Bishop of Ipswich 
granted Feb. 16, 1670, by Mr. Samuell Symonds and Major 
Genrll. Denison to Margrett, the widow, until the next Ips- 
wich court. Ipswich Quarterly Court Records, vol. 5, page 
127. 

"In ye name of God Amen. I Thomas Bishop Senio"" of 
Ipswich, weake in body yet of perfect Memory & understand- 
ing, In case of death doe thus dispose of the outward estate 
w'"^ God hath graciously given mee ; In ye first place comend- 
ing my soule into ye hands of Almighty God, who hath re- 
deemed it by ye Precious bloud of his son, & comitting my 
body to Decent buryall in hope of a blessed Eesurrection to 
Eternall life. Imprimis I give unto Margaret my Wife one 
halfe of ye house wherein I now dwell, during y*^ time of her 
naturall life, viz. y*^ Parlour End, w*"^ a like share in ye yardes, 
and all y^ outhouses belonging thereunto : likewise I giue unto 
her ye bed in ye Parlour w**^ all yt belongs to ye same : More- 
over I giue unto her all ye rest of my houshold goods, Ex- 
cepting three beds, and three great pewter dishes, which I 
give to my three eldest sons, viz. y* bed in ye Parlour chamber 
w^"^ all yt belongs to it, w*** one great pewter dish to my son 
Samuell: The bed where my son John uses to ly, I give to 
himselfe and all yt belongs to it like wise w*'' one great pewter 
dish: To Thomas likewise I give ye bed w*^'' he useth at ye 
farme, & all yt belongs to it, w*'* a great pewter dish. Also I 
give unto Job and jSTathanael my two youngest sons, each of 
them a bed w*^ ye furniture belonging thereunto, when they 
come at age. I give thirty poimd to my cousin Sarah Bishopp 
yt now lives w*** mee, fifteen pound & a cow at ye day of her 



212 THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

marryage, and fifteen pound two yeares after. I give to my 
brother Paul Bishopp of Kingston one hogshead of Tobacco, 
to be sent over to him of ye first that come to mee from Vir- 
ginia. Concerning ye rest of my estat, my Will is, yt (after 
my debts are all payd) it shall be all justly valued, both my 
house at ye Towne, and the farme, w^*^ all yt belongs to them, 
and all my estate, in vessels, and goods at sea, or any other 
just & reall estate, and being equally valued, it shall be di- 
vided into six parts, and they shall be thus disposed of. My 
son Samuell after my wives decease shall enjoy y^ house 
where I now dwell, w**^ that wherein John Sparks dwells, w*** 
all y*^ rest of y® land belonging to mee in Ipswich, save what 
belongs to my farme, to him and his heyres for ever; John 
and Thomas shall enjoy ye farme, and all yt belongs there- 
unto, equally betwixt them, (after M"" Deane is payd what be- 
longs unto him) to them and their heyres for ever. Provided 
that they three doe thereby, assure my wife, and my two 
youngest sons. Job & Nathanaell, an equall share w*"^ them- 
selves out of my estate : my wives share to be payd w^'^in a 
yeare & halfe after my decease & yt w'^'' belongs to Job & Na- 
thanaell, when they come to y^ age of one and twenty yeares, 
paying to my wife so much yearly as their shares will amount 
unto till yt time: But in case either of them, or both of 
them, should dy before yt time, ye rest yt doe survive shall in- 
herit their Portions : My will is yt Thomas Whites Mortgage 
shall not be delivered up unto him, or any heyres, or Assignes 
of his, untill he shall have fully satisfyed what he oweth imto 
mee, according to y^ true intent of y'' bargayns betwixt us, 
both that two hundred pound, for which he first mortgaged 
his farme, & all the yearely rent thereof, and also ye other 
hundred which I payd for him to John West: If it be not 
redeemed, It shall be disposed of by my executors, towards 
ye paying of my debts & Legacyes. my will is that ye Trade 
be carryed on by my sons w*^^out breaking ye stocke, if it can 
any wayes be. My wife, and my eldest son for ye time being, 
and so successively shall be executour & executrix of this my 
last will." 

[no signature] 

William Hubbard testified that on Feb. 6, 1670, Thomas 
Bishop, St., declared this to be his will, as did Mr. Newman 
and Mr. Waynwright, who were also present. 

Antipas Newman testified that on Feb. 6, 1670, he was in 
Mr. Thomas Bishop's parlor and heard Mr. William Hubbard 
read the above paper to Mr. Bishop and that he declared it to 
be his will. 



THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 213 

Francis Wainwriglit testified the same. The witnesses 
■were sworn in Ipswich court, Feb, 16, 1670, before the wor- 
shipful Mr. Saiuuell Symonds and Major Genrll. Daniell 
Denison. 

Allowed in Ipswich court, jVIar. 28, 1671 upon the above 
testimony. 

Inventory of the estate of Mr, Thomas Bishop, merchant, 
deceased Feb. 7, 1670-71, taken by George Giddinge and 
Simon Tomson, being chosen by Margaret Bishop, the widow : 
one dwelling house, and about six acres of land, with 2 barnes, 
one wash house, fences, garden, &c., loOli. ; one dwelling 
house, one orchard and one small pasture, &c, adjoyning to ye 
former, 501i. ; 1 farme of about 80 acres of Land with one 
dwelling house, one barn, 2 orchards, -with other buildings, 
fences, &c., upon ye same, 1 dwelling house, 1 barn and about 
20 acres of land, 1 orchard, fences, &c., 6501i. ; twenty Acres 
of Land fenced neer to the aforesayd farme, 601i. ; foure di- 
visional lots of marish land, 45li. ; eight acres and foure acres 
on the north side of the Eiver, 60li. ; eight oxen, 421i. ; nine 
Cowes, 311i. 10s.; two bulls, 61i.; three steeres, 121i. ; two 
yeerlings, 21i. ; one horse, 6li. ; one mare, 5li. ; two other mares, 
911. ; two three yeer old horses, lOli. ; six swine, lOli. ; ten 
smaller swine, lOli. ; poultry, Hi. ; one cart, Sled, tuinbrill, 
ploughs, rope, chaines, yokes, axes, &c., 81i. ; wheat and ry, 
2li. 16s,; barly, 6li. ; Indian corn, 15li, 6s,; a fan, 5s,; ten 
barrells of Porke, 361i, ; one barrell of bief, 2li. 10s.; 1 3-4 of 
bread, 35s, In houshold stuffe: three feather beds with their 
furniture, and bedsteads, curtains, vallens, &c., 36li. ; three 
other feather beds, 24li. ; foure flocke beds, 131i. ; Table Linen 
and napkins, 61i. 16s.; towells, 21i. 8s.; fifteen pair of sheets, 
231i. 10s,; five pair of older sheets, 31i. 15s,; six pair of pil- 
lowbeers, 21i. 6s. In the parlour: one pair of pistolls, one 
pair of boots, one troopers scarfe, 31i. 14s, ; one cupboard, 
two cupboard cloaths, 5li, 14s, ; one cushion, baskets, &c,, 211. 
16s.; one Clocke, 5li. 12s.; in Cash and silver plate, 14li. ; one 
Chest, two boxes, four chaires, 3li. 10s.; one table, three joynd 
stoles, 50s, In the Parlour chamber: one table, two buffed 
stooles, two joynd stools, two formes and 11 Cushions, 51i. 4s. ; 
one table, one trunke, one old chest, one press, seven pounds 
of flaxen yarn, 31i. 14s.; his wearing apparell, 151i, ; one 
looking glass, three chairs, bellowes, hand Irons, &c.. Hi. In 
the hall : Bookes, 31i. ; Pewter, 91i, ; one brass kittle, warming 
pan and other brass pans, 15li, 13s,; two Iron kittles, iron 
pots and skillet, 31i.; two wheeles and cards, two pair of 



214 THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

scales and weights and steelyards, 31i. 19s. ; two saddles, two 
gunnes, one sword and belt, 7li. ; one table, six chairs, two 
joynd stooles, 1 forme, one cupboard, 4li. ; handirons. tongs, 
bellows, gridiron, jacke, trammells, &c., 2li. 7s. In the but- 
tery, cellar and wash house : tubs, keelers, bowls, barrells and 
other lumber, 12li. ; one furnace, 3li. In merchants goods : 
Holland, 16s. ; stockings, 2li. 4s. ; hats and blanketts, 3li. 10s. ; 
severall pieces of Eiband, galoom and buttons, 161i. ; sewing 
silke, 2li. ; pins and needles, 21i. 2s.; sowing seeds, 6s.; four 
Caps, 6s.; three pair of shooes, 12s.; Canvas, Codline and 
hooks. Hi. 4s.; Bonelace, handkerchief buttons, band strings, 
161i, ; earthen Avare, 31i. 18s. At sea: one quarter part of the 
Ketch Margaret, of 34 tunns & part of ye Cargoe, 801i. ; one 
half of the Ketch, the Good Hope, of 36 tunns, 12511,; one 
half of the Cargoe of the same, lOOli. ; halfe of the Ketch, 
Susannah, of 28 tunns, lOOli. ; one halfe of the Cargoe of the 
same, 501i. ; one halfe of the Ketch, the Hopewell, of 26 tunns, 
94li. ; one half of the Ketch, of 30 tunns, lOOli. ; half one 
single boat, 2li. 10s.; sail cloth, 271i. ; Eope, 81i. ; Debts due 
upon specialties, bonds, bills (errors excepted), 122811, lis. 
lOd. ; Debts due upon account (errors excepted), 158911, 12s. 
The whole estate in Lands, buildings, cattle, provisions, &c., 
122211, 2s. ; household stuffe, 22411. 8s. ; merchants goods and 
wares, 481i. 18s. ; vessells and cargoes, 68611, lOs. ; debts, 
281811. 3s. lOd.; total, 500011, Is, lOd. Debts due from the 
estate, 96111, 18s, 

Attested in Ipswich court Mar. 28, 1671 by Margret Bishop, 
the widow. 

Essex County Prolate Files, Docket 2,483. 

Estate of John Boynton of Eowley, 

"I John Boynton of Rowley being weeake of body but of 
Competent vnderstanding and memory doe make and ordaine 
this my last wiU and Testament In primis I will and bequeath 
my soule into the hand of allmighty god that gave it and my 
body to the earth in hope of a blesed Resurection And as for 
my outward estate that god hath giuen me I will and dispose 
as followeth first I will and bequeath vnto my welbeloued wife 
Ellen boynton my house and orchard and barne and house lot 
with all the land aboue it being all estemated sixe Acres with 
one third part of my meadow beyond hounslay hill one acre 
of marsh at the oyster poynt and one acre of marsh at the 
farme or northeast feild and also two Rod in bredth of on 
the orchard that I bought of my Brother william boynton on 



THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 215 

that side next to my orchard from the street to Ipswich feild 
and two gates on the Commons and this I giue hir dureing 
hir naturall life also I will and giue hir all my stocke and 
moneables that I doe not dispose of to be at hir will and des- 
pose (if she need it not for hir comforthable mantenance) 
vnto all or any of my Children as she shall thinke most Con- 
venient As for my son Joseph Boynton I will and giue vnto 
him besides what he hath all Redy my Rough marsh my gate 
marsh at hogg Hand and the highway marsh in the same hog 
Hand marsh and my vpland in the farme and two acres of 
gate land beyond hounslay hill and one gate on the commons 
As for my son Calleb l)oynton I will and giue him all the land 
that I bought of my brother william boynton excepting the 
two Rod below the street that I haue given to my wife also 
one third part of my meadow beyond hounslay hill and out of 
this I giue him I will that he pay vnto my daughter Hannah 
as hir portion twenty pounds at the day of hir marriage or 
when she cometh to the age of twenty yeares as for my son 
Samuell Boynton I will and giue vnto him my land at Batch- 
eler feild and swampe by it also all my land at new plaine and 
one third part of my meadow beyond hounslay hill and two 
acres of salt marsh by the Riuer side and I will that out of 
this that I doe giue vnto him he pay twenty pounds as a por- 
tion vnto my daughter Sara when he attaines vnto age to 
Receaue this that I giue vnto him as his portion John to 
haue the improuement till then 

"As for my son John Boynton I will and giue vnto him my 
house orchard barne and all the land and meadow and gates 
that I haue giuen vnto my wife dureing hir naturall life to 
be his portion after his mothers decease also I doe further 
will and giue vnto him in hand as in Consideration of his 
service in helpeing of me since he was at age two heifers one 
gate on the commons and the mare and I will that out of what 
he hath and is to Receaue he pay twenty pounds as a portion 
vnto my daughter Mercy that now is married Also my will is 
that for my wifes more Comforthable Subsistance that my 
son John Boynton doe enter vpon the land I haue giuen vnto 
my wife prouided that he pay vnto his mother yearely dureing 
hir life forty shillings in Come or to his mothers Content 
and that she haue halfe of the house for hir owne use and 
that he keepe hir one Cow sumer and wenter and fire wood 
what she shall spend to prouide Redy and laid at the doore 
and to let hir haue the use freely as hir owne of the trees that 
grow on the two Rod of the orchard that was my Brothers 



216 THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

diireing liir life or else to pay hir three pounds || yearly || 
to hir Content which she shall chuse Also my will is that 
my son John Boynton be excequtor \Tito this my last will and 
testament Unto which I set to my hand and sealle this 
Eighth of ffebruary 1670 it is also my will That if any of 
these my sons to whom I haue giuen my lands be minded to 
sell ther land or any part of it that they doe first offer it to 
some other of ther brothers that they may haue the Eefusull 
of it before it be sould to any other out of the famelly." 

John (his J b mark) Boynton. 

Witness : Maxemillion Jewett, Samuell Brocklebanke, Wil- 
liam Boynton. 

Proved in Ipswich court Mar. 28, 1671 by Lt. Samuell 
Brocklebanke and Wm. Boynton. 

Inventory taken Feb. 27, 1670, by Maxemillion Jewet, Sam- 
uell Brocklebanke, William Boynton and Gorge Kilborne: in 
purse and apparell, 51i. ; Bookes, 10s. ; land and houseing and 
orchards at home, 831i. ; land at Batcheler feild, 271i. ; land at 
New plaine, 61i. ; land beyond hounslay hill, 21!.; meadow 
beyond hounslay hill, 211i. ; one acre of meadow at oyster 
point, 4li. ; two acres of marsh and upland at farme, llli. 
10s.; marsh in the hoge Hand marsh, 31i.; gates upon the 
commons, 81i. ; two acres of salt marsh by the River side, 21i. ; 
one paire of oxen with cart, plough, yoakes, Chaines, sithes, 
sickles, axes and all other such like Tooles as belongeth to 
husbandry, 181i. ; two cowes and one steere, llli.; two sheepe. 
Hi.; three swine. Hi. 10s.; one bed in the parlour with the 
furneture, 31i. 10s. ; one bed in the Chamber with furneture, 
Hi. 15s.; more beding, 10s.; in linen, 5s.; in armes. Hi. 10s.; 
puter, brase and tinn with lookeing glase, smoothing Iron and 
Iron pot, 31i. ; in wooden vessell, Hi. ; chaires and chest, 10s. ; 
tramells, tonges and such like things, 10s.; corne, 4li. 8s.; 
woullen cloath and yame, 51i. ; more woullen Cloth, 15s. ; a 
paire of loumes, Hi. ; wheels and cards, 5s. ; a hive of Bees 
and an ould sadle. Hi. 5s. ; heifer, 21i. ; hay, 2li. ; total, 23311. 
13s. Debts due from the estate, 141i. 

Attested in Ipswich court Mar. 28, 1671 by John Boynton, 
executor. 

Essex County Probate Files, Docket 2,957. 

Estate of Edmond Farringtox of Lynn. 

"The Last will and Testiment of Edmond ffarrington this 
12 of august 1667 I Emond ffarington Being being sike of 



THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 217 

Body But of perffect memoiy Imp"" I bequeth my l^ody to the 
Earth and my Soull to god who gaiie it And my Estat in this 
world as followeth Imp, I giue to my wiff Elizabeth my half 
of my land and Corn mill durring Her naturrall liff and to 
my Son Mathue | j ff arrington 1 1 After Her deseas Itt I giue 
all my moueables to my wiff^ It I giue my Sone Edward 
ffarrington Twenty shillings to be payd !|him|| after my de- 
ceas Itt I giu to my Sone Roberd terry twenty shillings to be 
payd I j him 1 1 After my deceas Itt I giu to my daughter 
Elizabeth ffuller ten pounds to be payd her affter my deceas 
I make my Sone Mathuw ffarington my Exce| |qu| |tor of this 
my last will and testyment to wich I sett my hand thes day 
and year abou written." 

Edmond (his E mark) ffarrington. 

Witness: Nathanill Kirtland, John (his [] mark) wit. 

Proved in Ipswich court Mar. 28, 1671 by Nathaniell Kirt- 
land, Sr. 

Inventory presented 25: Im: 1671, by Elezabeth, the wife 
of Edmond ffarington, and Mathew ffarington, his son, taken 
by Joseph Armitage and Thomas Newhall: his wareinge 
aparill, 5li. 5s. ; in bedinge and linene, 121i. 10s. ; in brase 
and puetor, 4li. 16s.; in lumber, 21i. 5s. 6d. ; total, 241i. 
16s. 6d. 

Attested in Ipswich court Mar. 28, 1671 by Mathew Far- 
ington. 

Essex County Probate Files, Docket 9,274. 

Estate of Aquilla Chase op Newbury. 

"Witness by these presents that I Aquilla Chase of New- 
bury in the countye of Essex in New England being weake in 
body, yett of sound & pfect memory, for divers causes and 
eonsidderrations me thervnto moveing, doe make this my 
last will and testament And doe dispose of my lands goods 
& chattells as followeth, first I bequeath my soule into the 
hands of my blessed Saviour and redeemer Jesus Christ In 
an asured hope of a resurrection and my body to be buryed 
when it shall please the Lord to call me hence. To my well- 
lieloued wife Ann I give and bequeath, my house barne and 
orchard and all my lands both Eareable pasture and marsh 
meadow ground, lyeing and being in the bounds of the Towne 
of Newbury aforesayd together with all my goods and chat- 
tells both within dores & without All the sayde house and 
land before mentioned I give vnto Ann my well beloued wife 



218 THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

dureing the time of her widdow hood, paying vnto my daugh- 
ter Ann Chase five pounds, in corne or neate cattle, and five 
pounds more to pay, vnto my daughter Prisilla Chase, to be 
payd within twelve months, after the day of their mariages. 
Also I will that my wife give vnto my sonn Thomas Chase 
at the age of one and twenty, Tenn pounds in corne or neate 
cattle, pvided the sayd Thomas doe abyde and serve with 
his mother to the sd age, And if his mother and hee the sd 
Thomas see cause, that hee should serve for a trade, with any 
other man soe that he have the benifitt, of a trade, then his 
mother my wellbeloved wife, is to pay vnto the sayd Thomas, 
but six pound in the like pay before mentioned, for the rest of 
my children my will and testament is. That Ann my wife, 
shall give vnto them all shee sees good acording to her abilli- 
tye, and at the end of her naturall life, I give and bequeath 
all house houseing & lands before mentioned vnto Aquilla 
Chase my Eldest sonn, or if Ann my wife marry, my sonn, is 
to posses all my houseing and lands, paying vnto his mother 
three pounds p annum as long as shee liveth or three score 
pound which shee pleaseth, further my will is, that Aquilla 
my sonn shall pay to his brother John Chase the summ of 
tenn pounds in corne or neate cattle, And tenn pound more 
the sd Aquilla, is to pay vnto his Brother Daniell in the like 
pay viz. corne or neate cattle, further more my will is that 
my sonn in law Charles shall have boate loade of grass or 
sedge of the lower end of penny Hand as long as he liveth, 
and no body to molest him till he hath a boate loade, further 
more my will is that my sonn Aquilla pay vnto his Brother 
Moses Chase Tenn pounds in corne & cattle, Also my will is 
that Aquilla pay unto my daughter Sarah three pounds within 
two years after his mothers decease, and to pay vnto my 
daughter Mary Twenty shillings and further my will is that 
Aquilla my my sonn pay vnto his sister Elizabeth || Chase || 
foure pounds in the like pay. Also my will is, that Aquilla 
pay foure pounds in the like paye to his sister Euth, All 
which summs to be payd in two yeares after the decease of 
Ann my wellbeloved wife And I doe apoynt Ann my well 
beloved wife, to be sole executrix of this my last will and 
testament, and further I doe apoynt Ensigne Steven Green- 
leafe and Wm. Chandler to be the overseers of this my last 
will & testament, ffurther my will is that Aquilla my sonn 
shall pay vnto his Brother Thomas Chase before mentioned the 
sum of ten pounds in the like pay with the rest of my chil- 
dren and if any of my younger children be not of age within 



THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 219 

two years after the decease of my wife, then they are to stay 
for their portions till they be of age In witness wherof 1 
hane heer\aito sett ray hand & seale the 10th day of deceniber 
in the yeare of our Lord 1670." 

Aqidlla (his mark) Chase (seal) 

"Witness : Wm. Chandler, Steven Greenlefe, James (his 
mark) Ordway. 

Proved in Ipswich court ]\Iar. 28, 1671 by Wm. Chandler 
and Ens. Steven Greenlefe. 

Inventory of the estate of Aquilla Chase, deceased Dec. 21, 
1670, taken Jan. 21, 1670 by Edward Woodman, Jr. and John 
Bayley: House, barne & orchard with twenty foure acres of 
Land adjoyning to it, lOOli. ; Twenty acres of marsh meadow 
ground or ther about, 601i. ; one horse & one mare, 121i. ; two 
oxen, two steeres, 181i. ; foure cowes, 161i. ; eleven swine, 71i. ; 
Twenty sheepe, 131i. ; Two heifers & three two yeare old beast, 
121i. ; one steare, three calves, 61i. 15s.; one feather bed with 
boulster, pillows, Eugg, blankett & curtaines, 81i.; Two rem- 
nants of cotten cloth, Hi. 16s.; remnant of searg, 16s. 3d.; 
weareing apparrell, 4li. 10s.; two shirts, 16s.; peice of new 
cotten, 18s. ; table cloth, two pillo cases, 4 napkins, Hi. 4s, ; 
peice of home made cloth. Hi. 4s. ; one new curtaine, 12s. ; 
six paire of sheetes, 31i. ; linen yarne, llli., Hi. 7s. 6d. ; 201i. 
of woollen yarn, 21i. 10s.; one bed & blankett & furniture to 
it, 4li. 10s.; 70 bushells of Indian Corne, lOli. 10s,; 6 bush- 
ells of Barly, Hi. 4s.; wheate, Rye & pease, Hi, 16s.; old 
bacon, 10s, ; saw, 10s, ; pillion, 10s. ; two wheeles, 8s. ; mus- 
kett & sword and rest and pike, Hi. lis.; sadle & bridle, 
14s.; three Iron potts, hookes and tramell, 21i. 12s.; spitt, 
fire pann, tonges, peele, fryeing pann, greediron, two skilletts, 
Hi. 2s. ; carpenters tooles. Hi. 14s. ; 4 axes, 14s. 6d. ; beetle & 
wedges, os. 6d. ; pewter platters, basen, pott, spoones, Hi. 12s. 
6d. ; A box Iron & heaters, 4s. ; earthen ware, 2s. 6d. ; bookes, 
8s. ; two chests & a box, 9s. ; baggs, 5s. ; meale, 9s. ; meate, 
121i. ; garden stuff, 10s.; hogg lard, 12s.; butter, 10s,; Iron 
geare & grinding stone, Hi. 2s. 6d.; the cart, dung pot & 
plow, 2li. ; yoakes, & chaines, 16s.; old lumber, 20s.; hay 
boate, 151i.; total, 3361i, 14s, 3d. 
Copy, Ipswich Quarterly Court Records, vol. 5, pp. 134, 135. 

Estate of Henry Herrick of Beverly, 

"I Henry Herick of the Towne of Beverly in the county of 
Essex in Xew England being in a decaying estate of body but 



220 THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

in pfect mynd and me[m]orye, through the Lords mercy do 
heerby make my last will and testament, wherby I commiting 
my body to the earth, and my soule to the mercy of god in 
Christ Jesus, I dispose of my estate in order following. Imp"^ 
I give vnto my deare & loveing wife Edith the westwardmost 
halfe of my now dwelling house, that is the lower roome and 
leantoo behind it, together with free egress and regress in 
and out of it, and also the vse of the cellar, well, yard, out 
houseing & garden, these to haue & inioy dureing her natu- 
rall life, further I giue to my sd wife foure of my best milch 
cowes & 4 sheepe which shee shall choose and all my household 
stufe, these to be at her absolute free dispose, also I giue vnto 
my sd wife, the sixt part of the fruits that shall be raysed 
from the corne lands, & orchard w*^^ I leave with my executor 
Henry and in the possession of my sonn John Also I give 
vnto my sonn Thomas all my weareing apparell exsept my 
best great coate and that 20 Acres of land where his house 
standeth 1 1 with ten pounds to be paid i j by my son John w° 
my executor seeth need to supplye his wants, And if in case 
he live and dye a single pson, the lands shall remaine to my 
sonns Ephraim & Joseph, equally devided & the ten pounds 
to my sonn Beniamin, if not made vse of to supply him, Also 
I give my sonn Zackery one hundred Acres of land lyeing in 
Birch plaine w*^** I bought of ffrancis & Henry Skerry of Sa- 
lem with 5 acres of meadow lyeing in wenham meadow be- 
longing to it, and 16 acres of land more or lesse wheron his 
house standeth & fenced in by him. Also I give my sonns 
Ephraim, Joseph, and John, that farme I bought of m"" All- 
ford the 20 acres giuen to Thomas being first measured out to 
him, the rest to be equally devided betweene them three, yet 
soe that Ephraim & Joseph may inioy what they have impued, 
and fenct, and John what is impued by Henry, soe as to pay 
the sixt part of the pduce to my wife before exprest. Also I 
giue to my sonn John the two lotts I bought of Henry Een- 
nolds of Salem & Eichard Kemball of wenham, also my sonn 
John is to have two acres of meadow in Bounkards meadow, 
also the bedding he lyeth vpon and my cart and plow with the 
chaine therof Also I give Ephraim moreover one milch cow 
& my best great coate and vnto Joseph I giue moreover two 
ewe sheepe & my timbar chaine, I give vnto my sonn Benia- 
mjn all that pasture land, called my english pasture, w'^'' 
jo3meth on the east syde to Andrew Eliott, lyeing betweene 
the countrye high way & the mill River, I say all that land 
lyeing on the southeast syde of the sd country high way, the 



THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 221 

w'^'^ pasture land 1 1 with the apptenances [ | my will is shall re- 
niaine in the hands of my sonn Henry to improve vntill Beu- 
iamyn be 21 years of age and in case he dye before he be 21 
years of age I giue the sayd land to my sonn Henry, he paying 
vnto my children Zachry Ephraim Joseph & Elizabeth foure 
pounds a peece Also I giue vnto my daughter Elizabeth forty 
pounds viz. 14'^ to be payd by my sonn Henry within three 
months after the confirmation of my will and the rest to 
be made vp in 3 cowes & moveables allredy in her possesion, 
And to John the youngest yoake of stears, and whatsoever I 
giue to any of my children heerin mentioned by this my will, 
I giue to them, there heires executors administrators & as- 
signes for ever And for the rest of my estate, not aboue men- 
tioned I give it all to my sonn Henry, he payeing vnto his 
mother the sixt part of the increase of the corne land & orchard 
dureing her life, and pviding for her the wintering of foure 
milch cows 4 sheepe & her firewood redy cut for fire at the 
dore, for all the yeare long and liberty to keepe 3 swine at the 
dore, and (I giue my sonn Ephraim one acre of meadow in 
buncars Joseph 3 acres of meadow in buncars) And to have 
the pper vse of the parlour & leaneto behind it with free 
egresse & regresse to houseing yards for her, necessary occa- 
sions as is expresed dureing her life I say these things prem- 
ised I giue my sonn Henry my dwelling house out houseing 
orchard tillage land meadows pasture & woodland with my 
stock & whatever elce within dores & without, not above ex- 
cepted makeing this my sayd sonn Henry my sole executor of 
this my last will In ^nttnes whereof I have set my hand 
this 24 of november 1670." 

Henry Herick. 

Witness : Robt. Morgan, Nehemiah Grover. 

Proved in Salem court Mar. 28, 1671 by the witnesses. 
Copy, Ipswich Quarterly Court Records, vol. 5, page 136. 

Inventory of the estate of Henry Herricke of Beverly, taken 
Mar. 15, 1670-71 by John Eayment, Sr. and Isaack Hull, Sr. : 
his dwelling howse wth orchard & 70 acrees of land more or 
lesse adjoyning to the same, 18011. ; the English pasture wth 
the marsh & orchard in itt, 801i.; the farme bought of Mr. 
Allford conteining 2 hundred acres, 30011. ; the farme bought 
of Henry & Franncis Skerry, 106 acres, 16011. ; the 16 Acres of 
land wch is built uppon by Zakery Herrick, 32li. ; the 15 
Acres of land bought of Henry Reinald & Rich. Kemball, 221i. 
10s. ; 6 Acres of meadow in the bounds of Topsfeild, 301i. ; 
Eleaven milch cowes, 401i., 2 oxen & 2 steires, 201i., 601i. ; one 



222 THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

horsse, 61i., 2 maires & 2 Coltes, lOli., 161i.; 32 slieepe & 17 
lambes, 201i., 6 swyne, 31i., 231i.; his wearing apparrell, 7li., 
one bedd wth furniture, 2li., 9li.; one featherbedd & bedd- 
stedd wth the furniture belonging, 6li. ; one other bedd & 
bedsted wth furniture theirunto, 3li. ; brasse and pewter wth 
Earthen vessells in sundry dishes, 91i. l-is. ; 3 Iron potts & 
other iron necissaries, 3li. ; 4 bibles with other bookes, 21i. ; 
one muskett, one sword, one rapier, one smothing iron, 2li. 
5s,; 4 spining wheeles, wooden vessells, tubbs, traies", pailes, 
etc., 21i. 4s.; one great Table, one cubboard, 2 chaires, 2 
formes, 5li. ; 5 chests, 2li. 15s., one bedd & 2 blanketts, 2li. 
8s., 5li. 3s.; Tickin for bedd & boulster wth a sett of cur- 
taines, 7li. 10s.; 30 yarrd linnen cloth, a pillow, sheete & 
feathers, 5li. 2s. ; 6 diaper napkins & 20 other napkins & 4 pil- 
lowbears, 31i. 14s.; 3 paire of sheets and one Table cloth, 
41i. ; one paire of cart boxes & hoopes, 2 chaines, 2 old axes, 
2 old howes wth a grindstone, an iron Trevitt, 2 old tubbs, 2li. 
5s.; looking glasse, box and some other Trifles, 10s.; total, 
97411. 17s. 

Attested in Ipswich court Mar. 28, 1671 by Henry Herick. 
Essex County Probate Files, Docket 13,133. 

Estate of Eichard Post of (Lynn?). 

Administration on the estate of Eichard Post, intestate, 
granted Mar. 28, 1671 to Mr. John Hathorne, who was to 
bring in an inventory to the next Salem court. Ipswich 
Quarterly Court Records, vol. 5, 'page 141. 

Guardianship of Thomas Smith. 

Thomas Smith came into court Mar. 28, 1671, and made 
choice of his father-in-law. Ens. Tho. Howlett for his guardi- 
an, which was allowed. Ipswich Quarterly Court Records^ 
vol. 5, page 141. 

Estate of John Denison of Ipswich. 

Administration on the estate of Mr. John Denison, intes- 
tate, granted Mar. 28, 1671 to Major Genrll. Denison, and 
Mrs. Martha Denison, relict of said Mr. John. Denison, and 
they were ordered to bring in an inventory to the next ses- 
sions. Ipswich Quarterly Court Records, vol. 5, page 141. 



the probate records of essex county. 223 

Estate of Mrs. Ursula North of Salisbury. 

"In the name of G Amen The W^ day of may 1608 I 
Ursula North of the towne of Sallisbury in the Coimti of 
Norfolke Massechiisets in neweingland widdow being week in 
bodi but of Sound and parfect memory prase be giueen to god 
for the Same And knowing the unsertanti of this life one arth 
and being desierous to settle things in order doe make this 
my last will and Tessta,ment in maner and forme folowing 
That is to Say first and principally I commend my soule to 
allmjrti god my Creator Aseuredly beleiuing that I shall re- 
ceiue full pardon and free remiscion of all my sinnes and be 
Saved l)y the pressius death and meritts of my blessed Saviour 
and redemmer Christ Jesus and my bodi to the earth from 
whence it was tacken to be buried in shouch desent and Chris- 
tian manner as my executrix here after naimed shall bee 
thought meet and Convenient: and as touching such worldly 
esstate as the lord in marci haith lent me my will and meneing 
is the Same shall be employed and bestowed as hereafter is 
expresed by this my will and jEirst I doe revock renounce 
frustrate and mack voyd all wills by me formerly maid or 
declared by word or ritting and deeClare this my last will 
and testament and none Other : first I wil that all those debts 
and duties as I owe in rite and Conscience to ani maner of 
parsonn or parsonns whatsoever shall be wel and treuly Con- 
tented and payed or ordained to be payed wethin Conveniant 
time after my decease by my executrix It I giue and bequeath 
\-nto my gran child Mare Winslo the wife of Nathaniel winslo 
my dwelling house and lands and meedo and Commennidg 
that beloingeth ther \Titow lying and being in Salsbury for 
hor naterall life and vntow hor dafter hephzibah after hor 
mothers decease It I giue vntow Mary Jones the wife of 
Thomas Jones forti shilings It I giue vntow Susanah Martin 
the wife of gorge martin forti shillings It I giue and be- 
queath hephzibah winslo the daughter of Nathaniell winslo 
tenn pownd to be improufed for tlie vouse of the Child vntel 
it Come to eage : It. I doe mack and ordaine my grann Child 
mary winslo the wife of Nathaniel Winslo my Sole executrix 
also I do mack and or daine Richard wells and william bus- 
well both of Sallisbury Overseers of this my will and tessta- 
ment and for there Care and paines there in I beequeathe to 
each of them ten shillings as a token of my love and in witt- 
nes that this is the act: and deed of mee the Saide Ursula 



224 THE PROBATE BECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

North I haue here vnto sett my hand and Seale the day and 
yere aboue ritten." 

Ursula (her mark) north (seal) 

Witness : Eichard Wells, William Buswel. 

"Allso vpon forrther Consederaciou. I giue and bequeath 
vnto William buckly of the towne of Ipswitch in the Counti of 
essex : tenn pound : which is dew to me from the Said buck- 
ley in that bond of thirti pound : wittnes my hand sete the 2-i 
of June G9." 

Ursula (her mark) North (seal) 

Witness: Richard Wells, William buswell. 

Proved in Salisbury court 11: 2m: 1G71 by the witnesses. 

Inventory taken Mar. 15, 1670-71 by Eichard Wells, Sam- 
uel Fellos and William Buswel : two Cowes and Calfes and one 
tow yere ould and a yering, lOli. 5s.; in bras, pewter, Irone, 
2li. 10s. ; housing, land, meedo and Commonedg, 40li. ; bookes, 
10s.; beadds and bedding, 41i. 10s.; herr wareing paril and 
linons, 61i. 10s. ; other houssal lumber, Hi. 10s. ; in detts upon 
bills, 501i. ; a det dew upon a Count, 61i. 

Attested in Salisbury court 11: 2m: 1671 by Mary 
Winslow, the executrix. 

Essex County Probate Files, Docket 19,588. 

Estate of John Kingsbury of Eowley, 

Copy of inventory of the estate of John Kingsbury, de- 
ceased 23: 11m: 1670, taken by Danill (his T mark) Lad, 
Sr. and Eobert Swan : one Cow & heifer & three swine, 121i. 
5s. ; To muscquets, on barill with meate in it, 31i. 10s. ; one 
pote & other small things. Hi. 6s. ; a bead & wearing clothes, 
61i. ; 40 Ackers of willderness Land, 121i. ; hous with on 
Acker of Land to it & on Commoneg, 24li. ; A cheast with 
platters & other things yt are in it, 16s. ; sword & bealte, IBs. : 
one Axe, one weag, handsaw & other small things, 10s. ; 
Lume, three Eeeds with other things belonging to a weaveing 
tread, 4li. 5s.; frejdng pane, sithe, nebe & Einge, 10s. 6d. ; 
Coren, 15s.; total, 661i. 10s. 6d. Debts due from the estate: 
to Mr. Wayneright of Ipswitch, 15s.; Mr. Sheubell waacker 
of Merimack, lis.; John Johnson of Haver ill, 7s.; Joseph 
Johnson, 7s. ; total, 40s. 

Attested in Salisbury court 11: 2m: 1671 by Elizabeth 
Kingsberry. Essex County Probate Files, Docket 15,829. 

Thomas Davis was ordered Apr. 8, 1673, to give a bill of 
sale of the acre of land and commonage which he sold to John 



THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 225 

Kinsbery, to the administratrix of the estate of said Kinsbery. 
Court Apr. 8, 1673, ordered that all persons who have given 
or sold land to John Kinsberie in his life time should give 
a deed to the administratrix of the estate, she to have the 
improvement of the estate for her own and children's mainten- 
ance, the land to be security. Court ordered 201i. to the son, 
lOli. to the daughter, at age, or to their guardian according 
to law. Salisbury Quarterly Court Records, vol. 2, leaves 13, 
14. 

Estate of Edward Bayley. 

Edward Bayley being cast away at sea upon the coast and 
dying intestate, Mr. Samuell Symonds and Major Genrll. 
Denison, on May 29, 1671, granted administration upon the 
estate to Thomas Beere, who was ordered to bring in an in- 
ventory to Salem court, Ipswich Quarterly Court Records, 
vol. 5, page 142. 

Estate of John Batson. 

Administration on the estate of John Batson, granted 27 : 
4: 1671, to Leift. Samuell Ward, who brought in an inventory. 
Salem Quarterly Court Records, vol, 5, leaf 45. 

Inventory of the estate of John Battson, taken Apr. 25, 
1671: 1 Suitt of dark Colerd Cloths, Hi. 2s.; 1 Sarg wast- 
cott, 8s.; 1 Cloth Coat, 12s.; 1 paier of linsie wolsie brichis, 
€s. ; 1 stuff Suiett, 18s.; 1 Sarg wastkott, 4s.; 1 peniston 
wastkott, 5s. ; 2 old Coats, 6s. ; 1 old Cape, 3s. ; 2 paier wosted 
stokins, 8s.; 2 paier Cotton drawers, 9s.; 1 dowlas shirt, 5s.; 
1 Lockrum shirt, 4s. ; 1 old blue shirt. Is. 6d. ; 3 old neckloths, 
2s. ; 1 old Caster, 4s. ; 1 old paier of shoes, 4s. ; 1 old paier of 
boots, 12s. ; 1 old Chest, 5s. ; 1 red Capp, 6s. 6d. ; To 1 bb of 
mackell. Hi.; 18 qnttls. of pollok, at 9s. p qntt., 81i. 2s.; 14 
qntlls. 3-4 of march, fish at 32 ryalls, lli. 16s.; soe much 
paied to Elis Whitt, lli. 13s.; 10 qntlls. 1-2 of march, fish 
at 32 ryalls, 8li. 8s. ; total, 371i. 14s. 6d. John Batson, Cr., 
191i. 17s. 7d. Essex County Quarterly Court Files, vol. 17, 
leaf 87. 

Estate of Nathaniel Grafton of Salem. 

Mr. Nathaniell Grafton dying intestate, Elizabeth, the re- 
lict, brought in an inventory 27: 4: 1671, and was appointed 
administratrix. Court ordered that she bring up the children 



226 THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

until they come of age, when they should receive 451i. each, 
the house and land to be security. Salem Quarterly Court 
Records, vol. 5, leaf 46. 

Inventory of the estate of Nathaniell Grafton of Salem, 
taken 26: 4: 1671, by Eichard Prince and Henry Barthol- 
mew : In the garrett, feather bed and bedsteed, with the fur- 
niture belonginge, 21i. 10s. ; one sea bed, one pillow, 2 blank- 
etts, 21i. ; yearne with flax and Gotten, 18s. ; in the west 
chamber, one duzzen of leather Ghaires, 41i. ; 6 Joyned 
stooles, 12s., 2 Ghests, 2 boxes, 2 Ghaires, 21i. ; in the east 
chamber, feather bed and bedsteed, 121i. ; one Eugge, one 
Cradle Eugg, one tnmdle bedsteed, Hi. 5s.; 1 Gupboord, 1 
Ghest, 1 table, 1 box, 2li. 10s. ; 1 truncke, 1 p of Andirons, 2 
turrned Ghaires, Hi.; mony, 281i. ; 11 p of sheetes, 81i. ; a 
pcell of small towells and boord clothes, 10s.; 2 diap. table 
Glothes and 2 duz. of napkins, 21i.; 2 duz. and 9 table nap- 
kins, 18s.; 6 table Glothes, 3 pillow beares, 3 Gupboard 
cloths, Hi. 7s. ; 7 p of Gource pillow beares. Hi. ; 4 p and 1 
of fine sheetes, 7 hand towells, 41i. 7s, ; his weareing appar- 
rell, lOli. 10s. ; 6 silver spoones and a silver Gupp, 31i. ; in the 
Glosett, 2 duz. of Gource grey hose and hatts, 31i. 10s. ; 28 
groce 1-2 of buttons, 20 groce of brest, 5li. lis. 3d.; 1 l-21i. 
of Gullerd silke, 2li. ; several remnats of hollon, 41i. 14s.; 
110 yds. of lockrum and osenbrige, 61i. 12s.; 9li. of wt. bro. 
thred, 21i. 5s. ; 9 yds. 1-2 of serge and penyston, Hi. 10s. ; 15 
yds. Eed Tamie, Hi. 7s. 6d. ; several remants of stuffe, 4li. 7s. ; 
in the parlor, 1 high bed, 1 trundle bed, lOli. 10s. ; table and 
frame, with 6 chaires and a glass, 21i. ; in the kitchin, pewter, 
brass and Iron utinsills, 9li. 10s. ; pcell of sugr, sea instru- 
ments, stilliards and hamers, 5li. 2s. ; lines, twine, marlin 
and a case of bottles, 61i. 12s. 4d. ; fire shovell, tongs, Hi. 12s. ; 
1 Gowe, 3li. 10s., 50 gall, of Emn 5li., 3 hhds. salt, lOli.; 3 
hausers, old rigginge and Iron, 81i. 10s.; Gotton woll and 
molassis, 141i. 5s. ; 1 anckor, 1 Ganooe and a pcell of boords, 
51i. 10s. ; one 8th pt. of the ketch done, 501i, ; one dwellinge 
house with a warehouse and 1 aker and 1-2 of lande to it, 
17011.; debts due to the estate, 821i. 14s. Id.; a chest & 20s. 
in goods. Hi. 20s.; total, 37711. 5s. 5d. Estate debtor, 11911. 
lis. 9d. Allowed in court upon oath of the widow. 

Attested in Salem court, 28: 4: 1671, by the widow. Essex 
County Quarterly Court Files, vol. 17, leaf 88. 

Estate of Joseph Grafton, Jr. of Salem. 
Mr. Joseph Grafton, jr. dying intestate, Elizabeth, his wife, 



THE PROBATE RECORDS OP ESSEX COUNTY. 227 

presented an inventory amounting to about 3501i,, which was 
allowed 27: -i: 1671 and she was appointed administratrix. 
One-half the estate was to be given to the widow and the 
other half to the children, the eldest son to have a double 
portion; and whereas there was lately given to said Elizabeth 
by her father John Browne, a small parcel of land which 
was not included in the inventory, court ordered that she 
should have it for her own. Salem Quarterly Court Records, 
vol. 5, leaf 46. 

Inventory of the estate of Joseph Grafton, jr., taken June 
26, 1671, by Henry Batholmew and Richard Prince: One 
dwelling house with a warehouse, 15011,; 2 Meares, 1 Coult 
one yeare old & 2 f olles of this year, 691i. ; 1 Cowe, 31i. 10s., a 
sow a yeare old, 15s. ; 1 bed and bolster with bedsteed and 
furniture, 4li. ; 1 bedsted, 2 ruggs and a blankett, 31i. ; 14 
pewter plattrs. and a basin, 41i. ; Other pewter and tin, Hi. 
10s.; wearinge aparell, lOli. 10s.; 2 pillowes, a Eugge, chest 
and stoll. Hi. 6s.; in the chamber, cloth stuff and linen, 51i. 
9s. ; 1 bed, 1 bedsted with the furniture, lOli. 10s. ; Cupboard, 
Chest, table, stooles, boxes and trunke, 31i. 6s. ; Chares and 
stooles, 4li. 4s. ; 2 p of Andirons, fire shovell, tongs, bellows and 
pan, 41i. ; Cupboard Cushion, glassis and a lookinge glass, 7s. ; 
Sheetes, napkins, towells and other househould linin, 91i. ; 
fine linin of diap. damaske and hollon, 16li. 15s.; 1 bed and 
furniture in ye garrett, 31i. 10s. ; in the parlor, 1 high bed, 
one trundle bed, llli. ; 1 Cupboard and Chest with table, stools 
and a box, 31i. 10s. ; 6 Chaires and a linen wheele, 12s. ; 42 oz. 
of plate, lOli. 10s. ; glassis, with a muskett and fowlinge peece, 
2li. 19s.; brass and pewter, with other utinsells in ye but- 
terie, 81i. ; pewter and other implements in ye kitchin, 4li. 2s. ; 
old Iron, barrlls, and tubbs, 2 hhd. salt. Hi. 17s.; total, 29711. 
2s. 

Joseph Grafton, jr., Creditor, June 23, 1671: Laid out 
one the ketch Mari, 521i. 13s. 4d. ; by father Grafton, 281i. 
16s. 4d. ; by Daniell Durin, 71i. ; by Mr. Willm. Browne, sr.. 
Hi. 10s.; by Sister Grafton, Hi. 14s.; by John Marston, 20s.; 
by Manasah Marston, Hi. 8s. ; total, 931i. 14s. 4d. His debts : 
To Sister Grafton, 9li. 15s.; Willm. Henfield, 141i. ; Mr. 
Crumwell, Hi. 2s. lid.; Jacob Pudeater, 31i. 8s. 8d. ; Mr. 
John Paine, 3li. 12s. 3d.; John Kitchin, 4li. ; Goodie March, 
Hi.; Josiah Southwick, 3li. 10s.; John Sillsby, Hi. 15s.; total, 
421i. 3s. 2d. 

Inventory presented to the court at Salem, 29 : 4 : 1671 
by Elisabeth, wife of Joseph Grafton, which was allowed. 



228 THE PROBATE BECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

and she was appointed administratrix of the estate ; the widow 
to have one half and the children the other half, the eldest to 
have a double portion; the widow to have as her own that 
parcel of land lately given by her father, John Browne, and 
not included in the inventory. Essex County Quarterly 
Court Files, vol. 17, leaf 89. 

There being an order of the last Salem court for the divid- 
ing of the estate of Joseph Grafton, deceased, half to the 
widow and half to the children, court Sept. 36, 1671, ordered 
that Joseph Grafton, the grandfather, be a guardian for the 
two children, to take their part of the estate into his hands 
and improve it for the said children till they become of age 
to choose a guardian for themselves. Ipswich Quarterly 
Court Records, vol. 5, page 145. 

Estate of Thomas Browning of Salem. 

"The Last Will & teastiment of Thomas Browning of Sa- 
lem being sicke in bodie yett of pfit understanding this 16"' 
day of febewari: 1670 Imprimis I doe apoint my wife to bee 
my whole Exceutres And doe giue vnto my grandchild Thomas 
Towne twenty two pounds: which twelue pownds is in the 
hands of his father & ten pounds is in the hands of his Uncle 
Jacob Towne : to be paid to the sd Thomas Towne aforesaid 
when he come to be twentie & one yeares of Age : 

"Itam I giue After my wifes deseace All my land and 
housing at topsfeild, to my daughter towne her husband & 
my daughter Simons & her husband during ther Lives And 
after their decease to be disposed by the two daughters abousd 
to Children of ther owne bodies Laufully begotton Itam to 
my daughter Willyams & daughter Meachum And there hus- 
bands All my Land & bowsing at Salem, After my wifes 
deseace as aboue is Exprest And after there deseace to the 
Children Laufully begoten of there owne bodies as abouesaid, 
And If anie of my daughters should die without Issew : Then 
the estat to be deuided among The children of my daughters 
siruiuing And If my wife should dy without a mil, then what- 
soeuer is Left to be deuided betwin my fower daughters or 
there Chilldren." 

Thomas (his £ mark) Browning. 

Witness : Joseph Grafton, sr., George Gardner, 

"Allsoe I desier my Louing freinds to see this my will 
performed As M"^ Henry Bartholmew: & Georg Gardner & 
Joseph Grafton sen""." 

Proved in Salem court 28 : 4m: 1671 by the witnesses. 



THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 229 

Inventory of the estate of Thomas Browning, late deceased, 
in Salem : House & 80 acres of upland, About twenty Acers 
of medow In Topsfeild, 16()li. ; cattle, 70li. ; A house & two 
Acer lott & fifeteene Acres of upland, & three Acers of medow 
in Salem, 160li.; A bed & bedstead, lOli. ; six p of sheets, 5li. ; 
pillebers & table lining, 2li. ; wearing Clothes, 5li. ; thre Chests 
& A box, Hi. ; 1 small Table & 1 trundle bedstead & Chears, 
15s. ; puter, 30s. ; spoones, siluer & tin, 20s. ; A small wine 
cup, 5s.; -1 kettels & 1 pott, 21i. 15s.; 1 skellet & 2 brass Can- 
dlesticks, 10s.; 1 spitt, tongs & fire shouels & 8 hakes & old 
Iron, Hi. 10s. ; warming pan & two bibles. Hi. 6s. ; 1 mare & 1 
Cow, 71i. ; debts, 15li. ; debts owing, 3li. 

Attested 28: 4: 1G71 by the widow. 
Essex County Quarterly Court Files, vol. 17, leaves 90, 91. 

Will proved Ijy oath of Mr. Joseph Grafton and Leift. 
George Gardner. Salem Quarterly Court Records, vol. 5, leaf 
46. 

Guardianship of Mary Bisco. 

Mary Bisco, aged about nineteen years, made choice of 
Mr. Ealph King to be her guardian, and the court 27: 4: 
1671, allowed it. Said King promised to pay to said Mary 
at the age of twenty-one years, 81i. sterling current money of 
England, which was a legacy given her by Mr. Robert Guy. 
Salem Quarterly Court Records, vol. 5, leaf 47. 

Estate of Pasca Foot, Sr. of Salem. 

"I Pascho ffoot of Salem Senyor being aged and weake in 
body butt in good memory and understandinge & Considering 
the uncerteinty of my life, & Certeinty of death & how soone 
I knowe not, doe therfore make & ordeine, this wrightinge & 
that which is Conteined therein to be my last will & testa- 
ment for the giveing & bequeathinge of my worldly goodes 
after my death, And first I give my house the leane-to & the 
land belongeinge therevnto vnto my loveinge sonn Isack ifoot, 
(I meane the house & land & Edifices wherein I now dwell) 
only I doe ordeine & appoint him to paye vnto my daughter 
Elizabeth Birtch the full some of tenn pounds in good Com- 
modytyes such as shee shall accept of for her use. And term 
pound more to my daughter Marye ffoot in good Commody- 
tyes likewise such as shee shall accept of for her use. And for 
my land & meddow att Manchester I give & bequeath that 
vnto my sonn Samuell fPott & Pascho ffoot & my daughter 



230 THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

Abygayle ffoot to bee devided in equall portions to each of 
them alike according as itt shalbe valued And for my hous- 
hould goods & Utensles I give & bequeath the bed & boulster 
& one pillow, with the rugge the bedsteed Curteins & all that 
belong to that bed I vsually lye vppon vnto my daughter 
Marye ffoot, And I give vnto my daughter Abygayle my 
ffeather bed which usually lyes uppon the truckle bedstead, 
and the rugg & two pillowes and for my great | [brass] | kettle 
2 Iron potts & a brasse skillett I desire and ordeine that after 
they be praysed that they or the valine of them be equally 
dyvided betweene my daughter Elizabeth Birtch & Mary 
ffoot & Abygayle foot And tfor my fower new pewter platters 
I giue equally to Marye ffoot & Abygayle ffoot to be devided, 
And for the sheetes that I leave I give them to be equally de- 
vided betweene my daughter Elizabeth Birtch, Mary Foot & 
Abygayle ffoote, And my warminge pann to my daughter 
Mary ffoot. And my Corne att Manchester in Eobbin 
Leetches Custodye I give to my sonn Pascho ffoot. And my 
Chayres & such like Implements I give to be equally dyvided 
betweene my forsaid daughters Elizabeth Mary & Abygayle 
further I doe appoint and by these presents ordeine my sonn 
Isack ffoot to be my Executor to see this my will to bee dewly 
& truly performed after my death and to paye for funneral 
Charges & what shall arise about itt out of such debts & 
other estate as I shal leave which he knowes of in witnes 
whereof I have hereunto sett my hand and seale this one & 
twentyeth daye of September 1670." 

Pasco ffoot (seal) 

Witness: Eichard Waters, Ezekiel Waters. 

Proved in Salem court, 30 : 4 : 1671 by the witnesses. Es- 
sex County Quarterly Court Files, vol. 17, leaf 92. 

Isaac Foot presented the will of his father Pasca Foot, 27 : 
4: 1671. Salem Quarterly Court Records, vol. 5, leaf 47. 

Estate of Richard Dodge, Sr. of Beverly. 

"The last will and testament of Eichard Dodge sener of 
Beuerle made the fourteene of the nine moneth 1670 I 
being weake in body but well and sound in mind and memorie 
doe thus dispose of the Estate the Lord hath giuen mee Impr. 
I giue vnto my wife Edeth one Mare two milke cowes two 
ewe sheepe and halfe my houshold goods as it shall be equally 
diuided by indifferent men between her and my executors also 
These to be her owne absolutely also I giue her the sole and 
proper use of the parlour and chamber ouer it in my now 



THE PEOBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 231 

dwelling house together with the free use of the garden out 
houses kitchings ouen well seller and yeards as shee hath 
occasion also my will that imediately vppon the proveing 
of this my will my executors shall pay her eight pounds in 
such prouision as she shall demand for her present use and 
thenceforthe eight pound a yeare during her life further my 
will is that my executors shall prouide for the summering 
and wintering of the aboue sayd Mare cowes and sheepe 
vppon my farme during the time of her widdowhood together 
with her firewood at the doore fitted for the fire It I giue vnto 
my son Richard Dodge all that vpland and meadow he is now 
posseoar of lyeing at longham bridge to him and his heires 
for euer he payeing to my wife forty shillings p annum dur- 
ing her life in consideration of her thirds. It I giue vnto 
my son Samuell that land he now liueth on that was bought 
of William Goodhew to him and his heires for euer he pay- 
ing to my wife in consideration of her thirds fortie shillings 
p annum during her life. 

"It I giue vnto my son John Dodge all that vpland and 
meadow of which he is now possessed being diuided by a line 
agreed on begininge at a stump in the corne feeld and so 
running vnto an heape of stones at the vpper end of the same 
land he paying vnto my wife in consideration of her thirds 
forti shillings p annum during her life also I giue vnto my 
son John twentie pound to be payd by my executors And 
whereas I haue land in England let to my brother Michael 
Dodge for foure pound p anum I doe hereby acquitt my 
brother from all dues and demands conceminge the saide rent 
during my life but after my disease I giue and bequeathe to 
my wife and my son John the said rent to be annually paid 
them during the said lifes according to the tenure of the lease 
I giue vnto my daughter Mary Herrick one ewe hauing giuen 
her portion all ready also I giue vnto my daughter Mary Her- 
icks fine daughters fifty shillings a piece to be paid to each 
of them at there day of mariage or one and twentie yeares of 
age in case any of them die the portions to be diuided equally 
amongst them that shall surviue that is to say if they die before 
they come to yeares or married, 

"I giue my daughter Sarah fiue pound hauing had her por- 
tion allready which fiue pound is to be paid in two yeare 
after my disease also I giue vnto my daughter Sarahs daugh- 
ter fiue pound to be paid her at her mariage or one and twen- 
tie yeares of age in case the child die before that time to re- 
turne to be payd to her mother. 



232 THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

"I giue vnto my sons Edward and Joseph all the rest of my 
estate not aboue disposed of to be equally diuided between 
them and doe appoint these my two sons ioynt executors of 
this my last will and testament and doe appoint my Broth. 
William Dodge sen"^ and M"^ Henery Bartholmew sen"^ of Sa- 
lem ouerseers of of this my last will and for there paynes 
herein I giue vnto each of them twenty shillings a piece. In 
witnesse hereof I haue herevnto set my hand and scale the 
day and yeare above written." 

Eichard (his I mark) Dodge. 

Proved 28: 4: 1671 by the witnesses. 

Witness: Isack Hull, William Dodge, Jr. 

"These are further to declare That wheras the Executors 
in the will of theire Father Eichard dodge deceased have all 
the landes and Estate by theire late Father left Bequeathed 
vnto them as Executors after what is given and bequeathed 
expresly in the sd will yet we the Executores and Subscribers 
upon good and serious considerationes and for the continuence 
of love and peace to and in the Family and among so neare 
relationes have freely and willingly agreed and doe p these 
presentes agree that our Eldest Brother John dodge shall 
enioy to himselfe his heires and Assignes for ever all that 
land the which lieth about the Sawmill built by our sd 
Brother being about four score acres be it more or less also 
five acres of medow on that syde of Long Hamn brooke on 
which our sd Brothers house standeth: also four acres of 
medow at the uper end of the medow called Flagye medow: 
and one acre of salt marsh part of three acres lyeing on an 
Hand within m"* Cogswells Farme and bought by our late 
Father in his lifetyme of m"" John Cogswell in witnes of all 
which as above written we have herevnto sett our handes this 
29th day of June 1671." 

Edward (his + mark) Dodge. 
Joseph Dodge. 

Witness: William Bartholmew, Henry Bartholmew. 

Attested 28: 4: 1671 by Mr. Henry Bartholmew. 

Inventory of the "estate of Eichard Dodg, sr., of Beaverle, 
diseased the 27 of June 71," taken by Captaine Thomas Law- 
thropp and John Eayment : Money, 121i, ; wearing apparrell, 
lOli. ; Two hatts, Hi.; Two musketts, two swords and Bande- 
leres, 4li. ; A bed and bed steed, the furniture belonging to it, 
llli. ; A bed and bedsteed, bolster, coverled and foure pare of 
sheetes, 131i. 10s. ; Twelve yeards of dowles, shooes and stock- 
ins, 31i. ; Linnen Cloth some small Pillobyes, lOli. 10s.; 



THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 233 

"Woollen cloth, 4li. ; Seaven Blanketts, one riigg, 5li. 5s. ; more 
in bedding, 9li. ; peuter, 31i. ; Brasse, 3li. 10s.; Two Iron 
potts, an Iron kettle and skillet, hakes and hangers, 31i. ; 
Earthen dishes and foure glasse bottles. Hi.; A Cubbard, 
one table, six ioyne stooles, Chaires and chests with a litle 
box, 5li. ; tubs and other lumber, Hi. 10s. ; Grinding stone, 
10s. ; A pare of Stillards, Hi. 5s. ; Iron tooles, 21i. ; bibles and 
other bookes, Hi. 10s.; one horse, 5li. 10s.; one mare, 61i. ; 
one horse, 4li. ; three horses, 91i. ; a Colt a yeare old. Hi. 10s.; 
Three oxen, 181i. ; two Steares, 91i. ; one Bull, 21i. 10s.; 
Twelve Cowes, one heifer, 501i. ; Six yearelings, 7li. ; Thirty 
sheepe and twenty lambs, 201i. ; Sixteene swine, 201i. ; foure 
Chains and a timber Chaine, 2li. ; Yokes, sheares, and Culters, 
wheighnes and wheeles, 41i. ; his Dwelling house, barue and 
other out houses, orchards with the land and meadow be- 
longing to it, l,0001i, ; the land that his son John lives uppon, 
120 acres, 180li. ; Eichard Dodge his son, 50 acres, IGOli. ; 
Samuell Dodg his son, six score acres, 16011.; total, l,764li. 
2d. 

Attested in Salem court, 29: 4: 1671 by Edward and Jo- 
seph Dodg, the executors. 
Essex County Quarterly Court Files, vol. 17, leaves 100, 101. 

Estate of John Aslet of Newbury. 

"The last wil & Testament of mee John Aslet upon the 
fifteenth day of the third moneth 1671 now being in perfect 
memory, blessed be the Lord. Imprimis, I giue to my wife 
my now dwelling house, hortyard & lands that are in im- 
prouem*, with al the houshold goods, and cattle to haue and 
possesse during her natural life, & as much meadow as my s** 
wife shal stand in need of: It: I giue to my sonne John y® 
Ground behind the pond to haue at Twenty one yeers of age 
if he like not to line w*h his mother It: I giue to him the 
two yeere coult: & the bulrushy meadow, & woodchock 
meadow: And after my wives decease my wil is that my 
Sonne John should haue my house & al other my lands & 
meadows with al y** priveledges belonging to them. Further 
I giue to my sonne John two payre of plough irons & two 
chaynes the Timber chaine for one & a payre of stock bands, 
a payre of Boxes & Two gunns these I will him to haue when 
he comes at age. 

"It. To all my daughters I giue Twenty pounds a Peece 
to be payd at their marriage, and what ever else to be giuen 
to them I shal leaue to my wife. It: I make my wife Re- 



234 THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

beccah my sole exectrix, leauing al my moovable goods to 
her disposing, paying my debts, & bringing my body to y^ 
ground In witnesse hereunto I haue set my hand this fif- 
teenth day of May: 1671." 

John (his I A mark) Aslet. 

Witness: Francis Dane, Alexander Sessions. 

Proved 27: 4: 1671 by AUexander Sessions; and ordered 
that Mr. Simond Bradstreete take the oath of Frances Dane, 
the other witness. 

Inventory of the estate of John Aslite, deceased June 12, 
1671, appraised by John Frie, Eichard Barker and Nathan 
Parker: Howsing, 301i. ; 4 beds & bedding, 301i.; wearing 
apparrell, lOli. ; woollen cloth, 4li. ; houshold linnon, lOli. ; 
brase and Iron potts and kittles, with other small necessaries, 
6li. ; peuter, 2li. ; 1 musket, 2 fowling peeces, 1 sword, 4li. ; 
yarne, Hi. 10s. ; bacon, 2li. ; corne, 5li. ; chests and boxes. Hi. ; 
saddle, bridle and pillion, Hi. 18s.; 3 axes, 3 wedges, 1 saw, 
18s.; trammell spitt and fire pan, 14s.; sithes and sickles, 
forkes, Hi. ; woole and flax, lli. 8s. ; warming pan, 10s. ; 
sacks, 12s. ; serg, 2li. 10s. ; 8 working cattle, 361i. ; 6 Cows, 
241i. ; 4 young cattle, 81i. ; 3 calves, 21i. ; horses, 131i. ; sheepe 
81i. ; swine, 14li. ; cart, plows, chaines and all tackling, lOli.; 
in broke upland, 601i. ; orchards and pasture, 401i. ; corne 
upon the ground, 241i. ; meddow, 521i. ; Land Lying in the 
Common, G5li. 10s.; bees, 2li. ; debts, 31i. ; in desperate debts, 
61i. ; 1 horse upon adventure to the Barbados if pay return, 
201i. "John Asselbee oweth in debts aboute 81i." 

Allowed in court 27: 4: 1671. 
Essex County Quarterly Court Files, vol. 17, leaves 105, 106. 

Estate of Samuel Hart. 

Samuell Hart dying intestate, an inventory of his estate, 
amounting to 4li. clear estate, was brought in 27: 4: 1671 
and allowed. Salem Quarterly Court Records, vol. 5, leaf 40. 

Inventory of the estate of Samuel Hart, lately deceased, 
at sea, appraised Apr. 27, 1671, by Edmond Bridges and 
Eichard Croade: His Chest, hatt & wearing Apparrell, 21i. 
10s. ; A lookeing glass, 2s. 6d. ; mare and colt, 4li. ; his wages 
and an Adventure, lOli. 6s. 9d. ; debt due to him from Addam 
Westgate for a months wages, lli. 16s.; total, 181i. 15s. 3d. 
Debts owed by him: To Mr. Wm. Browne, sr., lli. 13s. 8d.; 
Willm. Flint, lli. 19s. ; Mr. Willm. Browne, jr., 5s. 6d. ; Ed- 
ward Flint, 61i. ; Jonathan Hart, 4li. 10s.; Samuel Pitman, 



THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 235 

4s. 9cl.; Thomas Gould, 6s. 6d.; total, 14li. 19s. 5d. The 
inventory was proved upon oath of Edward Flint and Jona- 
than Hart, the administrators. 

The above inventory presented 28: 4: 1671 by Edward 
Flint and Jonathan Hart and they were gi'anted adminis- 
tration of the estate, the court to take further order con- 
cerning the same. Essex County Quarterly Court Files, vol. 
17, leaf 107. 

Guardianship of John Perkins of Topsfield. 

John Perkings, aged sixteen years, and Sarah Perkings, 
aged between fourteen and fifteen years, made choice of their 
father Mr. Wm. Perkings to be their guardian, Sept. 26, 
1671. Ipswich Quarterly Court Records, vol. 5, page 146. 

Estate of William Moore of Ipswich. 

"I william more of Ipswich in the County of Essex being 
sick & weake in body but through Gods mercy Inioyeing my 
understanding and memorye doe make & ordayne this my last 
will & testament first I commit my soule into the hands of 
God who gaue it, my body to be decently buried in the bury- 
ing place of Ipswich and for my outward estate that God 
hath giuen me I dispose as followeth Item I giue vnto my 
daughter niary Powell one cow besyds the heifer w'^'^ she 
hath allredy alsoe I giue vnto her my brase kettle and little 
Iron pott and all my pewter with my small woodden ware 
that belongs to the dayrye & the tubs great and small Item 
I Giue vnto my sonn Thomas More ten pounds Item I Giue 
to my daughter Elizabeth more Two cowes Item my daughter 
Ruth Robye haueing had somthing allredy I giue vnto her 
five shillings and to her Eldest daughter I doe giue a cowe 
And the rest of my estate both houses and Lands and what 
euer else I haue, in Ipswich, or else where, (my debts and 
funerall expences being discharged) I Giue vnto my Eldest 
Sonn william more whom I make and apoynt Sole Exetor 
of this my last will and testament. In wittnes wherof I 
haue heenmto sett my hand and scale this 14th of agust 
1660." 

William (his 9S mark) more, (seal) 

Witness: Symon (his M mark) Tompson, Robert Lord. 

Proved in Ipswich court Sept. 26, 1671 by the witnesses. 

Inventory of the estate of William Moore taken by Henry 
Roby and Samuel Hunt: three cows with tow young calves, 



236 THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

121i. ; one fetherbed with the rest of the Bedding, 61i. 2s. ; in 
other cloths, 21i. ; three 3rd. of coarse searge, 12s.; one hat, 
OS. ; one coote more. Hi. ; other cloths with small lining. Hi, ; 
one payre of showse, 6s. ; one silver spoone, 8s. ; one payre of 
shouse more, 3s.; one payre of glonfs, 12s. 2d.; one knife and 
one erthen porringer, 2d.; one silke neckcloth, 12d. ; one 
chest, 7s. ; three wedges, 7s. ; in Symon Tompson's hand, 
60li. ; total, 851i. 14s. 6d. 

The Lands & meadow which was William Mores, Sr., lying 
in the bounds of Exeter, valned by Moses Oilman and John 
Bear: one howse lot conteining fyve acres, 13li. ; Thirty 
acres of upland above the lotts at the towne end, 51i. ; Twelve 
acres of upland lying near the towne, 121i. ; Three acres of 
meadow, 15li. ; part of fyve himdred acres in the ox com- 
mon, Hi.; old Iron, armes, powder, &c., 2li. 10s.; pewter, 5s.; 
Brasse, lli. 5s. ; Iron potts, dripping pan. Hi. 10s. ; bellowes 
& tonges, 3s.; total, 511i. 13s. 

Attested in Ipswich court 26: 7m: 1671 by William More, 
son of Wm. More. 

Essex County Probate Files, Docket 18,698. 

Estate of John Lee, Sr. of Ipswich. 

"In the Name of God Amen. I John Leigh, senio"" of 
Ipswich, of perfect memory & understanding, though weake 
in body, comending my soule to God, & my body to decent 
buryall, doe in case of death thus dispose of my estate. 
Inprimis I give unto Anne my wife one halfe of the house 
wherein I now dwell, w"* one halfe of ye orchard during the 
time of her naturall life; as also I giue unto her during y® 
sayd time the bed in the Parlour with the furniture belong- 
ing thereunto, w*'* so much of the rest of my houshold goods 
as she shall need, not exceeding a third part in all. Moreover 
my will is that My two sons shall allow unto her the revenue 
of one third part of the remaynder of my estate, as it shall 
indifferently be judged to amount unto, or otherwise 1 1 if 
they f ayle therin 1 1 my mil is that she shall have the sole 
disposing of all my whole estate during the sayd terme of 
her naturall life: The sayd revenue of the third part, my 
will is yt it shall be payd yearly, & in due season, one halfe 
in the spring the other halfe in y^ fall of y® yeare in such 
specie as ordinarily uses to be raysed out of my sayd estate. 
Item I give unto Sarah Hungerfoot, besides what I have 
given her already, Twenty pound to be payd her by my two 
sons ten pound apeice at her marryage. Provided that she 



THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 237 

proceed orderly therein, and shall continue to live w*"* my wife 
till that time in y*^ same way as hitherto she hath done 
Item I give vnto my son John 1 1 ( Provided yt he pay twenty 
five poimd to my son Joseph to build him an house) 1 1 my 
dwelling house and orchard, and halfe of all the remayning 
part of my estate, both land and chattells, the other halfe 
of my land and chattells I give to my son Joseph, during 
the terme of their naturall lives, after which time, my will 
is that, if either of them should dy w*''out issue lawfully be- 
gotten, The survivour or his heyres shall enjoy the whole of 
my reall estate, 1 1 In case of marryage 1 1 The Relict of the 
deceased w^'^out issue, being first provided for out of the 
same according to the custome of the countrey. I ordayne 
my Respected friends Major Denison, and M"" william Hub- 
bard overseeres, and my two sons, John & Joseph Executours 
of this my last Will and Testament, for confirmation whereof 
I have hereunto set my hand and seale this twelif of June in 
y® yeare one thousand six hundred and seventy one/' 

John (his X mark) Leigh, (seal) 

Witness: William Hubbard, Jno. Rogers. 

Proved in Ipswich court Sept. 26, 1671 by Mr. Wm. Hub- 
bard. 

Inventory of the estate of John Lee, Sr., deceased July 
8, 1671: the pe^\i:er in the chithen, 2li. 16s. 8d. ; iron potts 
& Kittle, Hi. 15s. ; 4 brasse skillets and Kittle, 6s. ; woodden 
ware, 21i. 13s.; earthen ware, 9s.; Chaires and stooles, 16s.; 
fire shovell, tongs & tramell, 10s. ; Bookes, Hi. 6s. ; new home- 
spun Cloath & an ell of broadcloth, 41i. ; Apparrell, shooes 
and hatt, 61i. 5s. ; linnen and woollen yarne, 21i. 10s. ; 
Glasses, 4s. ; Bed, bedding, & bedsted, 71i. 10s. ; shirts, sheets 
and other linine, 3li. ; two Chests & a little table. Hi. 3s.; 
warming pan, 6s. ; pewter chamber pot, 2s. ; a new locke & 
two cusshins, 10s. ; wheeles for spinning, 10s. ; Bed and fur- 
niture above 5li. ; hops two pounds, 3s. ; sword and belt. Hi. 
5s.; sives and glasses, lis.; trundlebed and that belonging 
to it, 21i. ; bushell of flax seed, 8s. ; cheeses. Hi. 10s. ; three 
sackes, 9s. ; three Agurs, 4s. ; two cheesells & a gouge, 6s. ; 
nine wedges & a Beetle, Hi. ; Iron and tooles, Hi. ; hatchell, 
10s. ; two hatchetts, broad ax, two other axes and a bill. Hi. 
3s. ; smoothing Irons, 8s. ; Frying pan, 3s. 6d. ; spade & 
two shovells, 10s.; Cards, 3 paire, 6s.; Harrow with iron 
teeth 16s.; two hows, 8s.; cheese presse, 7s.; two mattooks & 
a shave, 10s.; 3 sithes & what belongs to them & two others, 
Hi.; slid, 8s.; tumbrell, 15s.; long Cart, 31i. 10s.; 3 yokes & 



238 THE PROBATE RECORDS OP ESSEX COUNTY. 

2 chaines, Hi. 6s. ; two plows, Hi. 5s. ; 4 forkes, 3 rakes, 12s. ; 
flax, Hi. 5s. ; f anne, 8s. ; wooll, 3li. ; 2 biishell of Ey, two of 
Indian corne, 14s. ; Buff coate, lli. ; tobacco, 10s. ; Barly 
sixscore bushells, 24li. ; Gates, 6li. ; 12 loads of English hay in 
the barne & 24 in stack and ten loads in marshes, 301i. ; the 
dwelling house & orchard, 901i. ; Indian corne, 15li. ; horses 
& furniture, 12li. ; Pistolls & houlsters, lli. 5s. ; Barne & 
outhouses, 45li. ; the home land besides the houses & orchard, 
60li. ; Tymber at home, 10s.; Grinstone, 8s.; canowe, lli. 5s.; 
wallisses lot, 48li. ; 8 acres of errable land betweene wallises 
lott and Tomsons land, 64li. ; 12 acres lying in the ten acre 
lotts, 801i. ; two lotts at hog iland, seaven acres, 201i. ; meadow 
on the right hand of the way goeing to Mr. Simonds, 2801i. ; 
the pasture by the gate by Serjeant Burnams, 201i. ; nine hogs, 
91i. ; a sow & sixe shots, lli. 16s.; 23 old sheepe, llli. 10s.; 
twelve Lambes, 31i. 12s. ; foure Gxeu, 231i. ; eight Cowes, 321i. ; 
a paire of steers and a single steere 3 yeares old, 81i. ; a foure 
yeare old heifer and two 3 yeare old heifers, 9li. ; five young 
Cattle allmost 2 yeares, lOli. ; three Calves, 31i. ; a muskitt. 
Hi.; Debts owing to us, 181i. 14s. 

Attested in Ipswich court Sept. 26, 1671 by Joseph Leigh 
one of the executors of his father's estate. 

Essex County Probate Files, Docket 16,613. 

Estate of Benjamin Scott of Eowley. 

"I Beniamin Scott Being very weeake of Body but of 
Competent vnderstanding and memory doe make This my 
Last will and Testament Inprimis I will and Bequeath my 
Soule into the hand of all mighty god that gaue it and my 
body to the Earth in hope of a blessed Eesurection And as 
for my out ward Estat my will is that my litle peece of land 
the towne gaue me at the bricke kill my wife haue the benifit 
of it dureing hir widdowhood soe longe as she Eemaines 
Eelicqe to me and after her I will and giue it vnto my Son 
Beniamin I wiU also and giue vnto hir my bigest Cow and 
all my house hould stufe I giue hir to be wholy hir owne 
and at hir will and despose Item as for my Son Beniamin 
my will is that he haue The oxen and the mare and the cart 
and plough and all the Tackling belonging vnto them and 
the land after the Chaing of his mother and his owne armes 
Item as for my Son John I will and giue him one Cow and 
one heiffer the cow is his owne; and I only giue the heiffer 
he haueing bene from me to the obtaineing of a good trade 
Item as for my daughter mary I will and giue hir one Cow 



THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 239 

that is called Spoterd Item my tv^II further is that my Son 
Beniamin and John according vnto his promis be helpefull 
to the getting vp of a house on the land for the comforth 
of ther mother And I make my welbeloued wife the solle 
executerix of this my last will and Testament. 

"Datted and Signed the Sixt of June (1671)." 

Beniamin (his d mark) Scott, 

Witness: Samuell Brocklebanke, James Barker. 

Proved in Ipswich court Sept. 26, 1671 by Lt. Samuell 
Brocklebanke and James Barker, 

Inventory taken July 14, 1671 by Maxemillion Jewett 
and John Pickard : in apparell, woollen and linen, 3li. ; Bed- 
ing, lOli. ; puter and Brase, 31i. 12s.; milke vessell and Bere 
Barrells, Hi. ; armes. Hi. os. ; wooll and yarne. Hi. ; Bags, 
winowing Cloth and house furneture, 2li. ; corne. Hi. ; hus- 
bandry Toolles, 21i. ; Land, 121i.; a mare, 51i. ; catteU, 191i. ; 
swine, 31i. ; corne on the ground. Hi. ; Chaires, tables and 
cushins, Hi. ; in Creedit, 31i. ; debts due from the estate, 4li. ; 
total, 671i. 17s. 

Attested in Ipswich court Sept. 26, 1671 by the widow, 
executrix of the will. 

Essex County Probate Files, Docket 24,955. 

Estate of TnoiiAS Treadwell, Sr. of Ipswich. 

"This l*'^ of J June 1671 This is to mak knowne that I 
Thomas Tredwell Senior of Ipswich being at this present 
by gods prouidenc in perfit memory though Weak in body do 
mak this my last Will and testament wherin I do giue to my 
son Thomas Tredwell the Illand he now dwells in With the 
medows and Aportenances belonging to them also I giue 
half my cominag belonging to my house to him and his for 
euer Also I giue to him the thirty pound he has of min in 
his hand and at his mothers death I will and giue to Thomas 
Ten pound to be paid him by his brother Nathaniell out 
of that which I giue to him and if that the half Cominag 
w*^^ I giue to Thomas will not stand my Will is that betwen 
them 1 1 do 1 1 purchas on to it and When my son Nathaniell 
has injoyed my lott at Plum Illand five year I giue it to my 
son Thomas for euer and in consideration of what I do giue 
my son Thomas I will that he pay to my wif during her lif 
three pound a year Toward her maintenanc and if he faile 
of it he shall forfiet ten pound for euery year he failes also I 
will that my son Thomas to mow and mak and bring hom A 



240 THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COtTNTY. 

load of Crick thach a year so long as she Hues Also I giiie to 
my son Nathaniell my house and barn my upland and med- 
dows belonging to it and the other half of the cominage only 
my wife so long as Hues is to inioy half of the improued 
ground and my son Nathaniell is to tend it for her and to 
bring it horn and is to haue half of her shar for his paines 
and my son Nathaniell is to maintain all the fences and to 
pay all Comon Charges and to keep the hous and barren in 
repair also my Wif to haue the benifit of the keeping of 
four Cows and six sheep vpon the pasture also the Wintter- 
ing of fine head of Cattle and sixe sheep to mow and make 
the hay and bring it into his Barren and to tend thes fine 
head and sixe sheep as his owne and this so long as she Hues 
and my Wif to hau her firwood out of the pastur and her 
dwelling in the hous her lif also I giue to my son Nathaniell 
After my wif has chossen her four cows half of the rest of 
my cattle 1 1 and of the hors kind in Thomas hand 1 1 and if 
Nathaniell faile of any thing he is to do for my Wif my wil 
is that he shal forfet ten pound euery year he failes also I 
giue to my wife all my houshold goods to be at her own dis- 
posing and if my Wif hau amind to remou herself to any 
of her other children that Nathaniell is to Allow her the 
worth of her shar in Corne and haye and my Wif is not to 
bring in my sister Bachellor to molest the familye Also I 
giue to my daughter Mary fifteen pound and my daughter 
Ester fifteen pound and Martha fifteen pound and I make my 
Wif my Execcetrix of this my will only I joyn my son 
1 1 nathaniell 1 1 to be Asistant to her in it and I mak my 
Louing friends Theophilus Wilson and John Layton my 
overseers of it and Decon Knoulton in witnes wherof I set to 
my hand the day abou written." 

Thomas (his T T mark) Tredwell. 

Witness: Theophilus Wilson, John Lighton. 

Proved in Ipswich court Sept. 26, 1671 by the witnesses. 

Inventory of the estate of Thomas Tredwel, deceased June 
8, 1671, taken by Thomas Knoulton, Sr., Theophilus Wilson 
and John Lighton: the house with 36 Ackers of upland and 
meddow belonging to it, 21011.; at Thomas Illand upland 
and meddow containing 40 Ackers, 160li. ; 6 Ackers of up- 
land at Plimi Illand, 18li. ; 6 cows two 2 yr. old, 2 on year 
old, 30li. ; half a mar wth half a colt and half a yerling, 31i. 
15s.; half a mar and half of 3 colts, 5li. ; 24 sheep, 10 lams, 
151i. ; 2 hogs, 2 pigs, 21i. 10s. In the parler: in the upper 
bedsted, 2 fether beds, 2 bolster, 4 pillers with Bedsted and 



THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 241 

hanggers, lOli. ; on f ether bed, on bolster, 3 pillers, matt and 
bedsted, 5li. ; 8 blankets, Gli. 15s.; 2 Rugs, 3li. 10s.; A peac 
of clough and wearing Cloughs, 3li. 15s.; 75li. of wooll, 4li. 
10s. In linen: 4 pair of new sheets, 7li. ; 15 sheets, lOli. ; 6 
pillibers, 4 table clonghs & other linin, Hi. 8s. ; 2 shifts, 1 pr. 
drawers, 21i. 14s. ; a half headed bedsted, hemp and flax, Hi. 
Is. 8d. ; chees, molt, corne, & od things, Hi. 18s.; In the seller 
in small things, Hi. Is. 6d. ; the cubberd and things in it, Hi. ; 
Chairs, 2 Chests, box, tables, 3 quissens, Hi. 15s.; books, 
10s.; warming pan, tongs, 6s.; small things in the kichen, 
both pewter & brass and other things, 71i. 16s.; 16 yeards of 
Cloughs, 21i. ; the things in the shop. Hi. 10s. ; Tho. Tredwell, 
Jr. ows 301i. ; Eo. Crosse, 121i. 9s.; Jo. Ganes, 201i.; Da. 
Hovey, 81i. 12s.; 2 Calvs, Hi.; A scillet, smothing Iron, 
friing pane, a bras morter, 8s.; total, 55611. 4s. 2d. Debts 
oweing; Merchant Wainwright, 41i. 13s. 8d. ; Mr. Wade, 4s.; 
Mr. Paine, 12s. 9 l-2d. ; Mr. Peeters, 6s.; g. Person, Rowly, 
5s. ; Mr. Baker, 6s. lOd. ; Good. Layton, 7s. ; Jo. French, g. 
Denison, 7s. 6d. ; g. pulsever, 10s.; go. Perkins, lis. 6d. ; Jo. 
Kildrick, 4s. lOd. ; Go. Dennis, Hi.; total, 9li. 9s. Id. Due 
to the estate: Oba. Wod, 16s.; Bro. Bacheller, 41i. 3s.; Sr. 
Belcher, Hi. 9s.; Eze. Rogers, 8s. 6d.; Tho. Tredwell, 6s. 
lOd. ; Mr. Bishop, 4s. ; total, 71i. 7s. 4d. 

Attested in Ipswich court 26: 7m: 1671 by Mary Tred- 
well, the widow, and executrix of the estate. 

Essex County Probate Files, Docket 28,115. 

Estate of Mrs. Abigail Wells of Ipswich. 

"Be it known to all men by these presents that I Abigaill 
wells of Ipswich in New England being uery weak of body 
yet of good memory' doe comend my Soule into the hands 
of my blesed Redeemer in hope of a joyfull resurectiou to 
eternal life at the last day: and my body to be decently 
buried : and doe dispose of my goods in maner as foloweth 
having bestowed formerliy some gifts upon my other daugh- 
ters which are maried: I now giue mey daughter Hanah 
wells my new paragon gowne & my new holland handcher- 
cheif: It The flax which is now growing my son Nath. 
wells is to haue halfe to breake out and cleare the other halfe 
which T giue to my daughter Elezebeth Burnam: Itt I giue 
tenn pound of teere yarn to my daughter Lidia Ropps It 
I giue to my daughter hanah wells the flue and twenty of 
flax teere which I haue in the house: & flue more to my 
daughter Sarah massey also flue pound more to my daughter 



242 THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

Lidia Ropps It I giue to my daughter hanah one paire of 
sheets one pillow ||Beere|| one napkine on table cloth & two 
shifts : and the rest of my waring linnen to be diuided equaly 
Betwene my youngest three daughters It I giue to my 
daughter Abigaill tredwell my best New dresing It I giue 
to my daughter Elizabeth half my tow yarn prouided she 
pay for the weauing the other half: which I giue to my 
daughter hanah & I giue my daughter Elezebeth what tow 
I haue in the house It I giue my Son Thomas wells tenn 
shillings in such goods as shal be left It I giue to mary 
greyley my sons maid Seruent: Six shillings It and rest 
of my goods and cattaill I desire (when my charges and 
reckonings are cleared) should be deuided equaly betwene 
my son John wells and my own iiue daughters Itt also I 
desire my eldest Son Nath wells to be the executor of this 
my last will and testament : and this is my last will this 
twent second of July one thousand Six hundred and seauenty 
one." 

[no signature]. 

Witness: Mary (her M mark) fouler, faith (her F mark) 
Warner. 

Proved in Ipswich court 26: 7: 1671 by the witnesses. 

Inventory of the estate of Abigaill Wells, widow, taken 
Sept. 16, 1671 by Eobert Lord and Wm. Fellows: a bedsted 
& cord being old, 6s. ; small fetherbed ould, 21i. ; flockbed, 
Hi. 10s.; feather boulster. Hi. 5s.; three small pillows, 15s.; 
Rug & blankett, 21i. ; paire of ould curtaines & valiants, 
15s. ; warmeing pan, 9s. ; 2 large sassers, 6s. ; one pewter 
dish, 6s.; one smaller pewter dish & sasser, 5s.; poringer, 
spoone, old salt & pint pott, 5s. ; one Iron skillett, 3s. ; two 
blew aprins, 5s.; 3 other old aprins, 2s.; one paire of sheets, 
one pillowbeere, one napkin, one table cloth, two ould shifts, 
2li. 13s.; 7 yards of paragon at 4s. 6d., & silke, 12d., Hi. 12s. 
6d. ; 2 paire old sheets, Hi. 4s. ; old linnen & old pr. stockings, 
12s. ; a peece tow cloth, 2s. ; paire of shoes, 4s. 6d. ; 3 aprins, 
Hi. 4s. ; one new neck handcherchiefe, 7s. ; five neck hand- 
kerchiefes. Hi. 3s.; her weareing lennen & muff in a box, 
4li. 17s.; a new dressing, 5s.; a box yt the linnen & muff is 
in & 12d. in mony, 10s. ; woollen yame & old things in a box, 
lis. ; bookes & an old bible, 12s. ; 2 old chaires & cushon, 6s. 
8d. ; a little table, 5s. ; lennen wheele, 4s. 6d. ; an old panell, 
pillion & bridle, 8s. ; 2 hatts, 50s., a paire of gloves, 18d., 21i. 
lis. 6d. ; a phillip and cheny coat, 2li. 5s. ; a searg safgard & 
2 hoods, 211. 9s.; a red peticoat, Hi. 10s.; 4 old peticoats & 



THE PEOBATE RECOKDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 243 

6s. in Henry bennets hands, 21i. 16s.; 4 old wastcoats, Hi. 
10s.; a gowne, 2li. 10s.; a greene aprin, 5s.; a paire of 
stockins, 8s.; a chest, 6s., a few trifles in it, Is., 7s.; 4li. of 
woole, 6s. & lOli. of lennen yarne, 2s. 6d., Hi. lis.; 201i. of 
tow yarne. Hi. ; 35li. of teere flax, 2li. 3s. 9d. ; Tow, 9s. ; 
flax in the stalke, 30s. ; the old mare & halfe hir foale, 21i. ; 
half e of two 2 yeare old colts, 3li. ; in Nathaniell Wells hand 
8li. ; in cattle, 8li.; total, 63li. 18s. 5d. Debts due from the 
estate & fimerall charges, 81i. 18s. 

Attested in Ipswich court 26: 7: 1671 by the executor. 

Essex County Probate Files, Docket 29,282. 

Estate of Thomas Jones of Gloucester. 

"I Thomas Joanes of G[lou]cestor in the County of Essex 
in New England being (by Gods providence) cast upon my 
Bed of Sickenesse & weakenesse & not knowing how neare 
the time of my departure may be at hand yet knowing that 
all men are borne to dye & depart out of this world doe 
therefore make knowne & declare this my last will and Tes- 
tament in manner & forme folowing ffirSt I doe Commit & 
Commend my Soule into the hands of God the Father of 
Spirits and my body to the Grave to be decently buried by 
my Surviving Friends And for my Goodes ffirst it is my will 
& I doe give & bequeath unto my deare & loving wife all 
the Goods & Cattell with the halfe of the Ground meadow & 
upland where now I Live (on this side of the River common- 
ly called Annasequam) with halfe the House also Standing 
upon the Sayd Land the same to injoy during her naturall 
Life after my decease. Item I give & bequeath unto my 
Sonne Beniamine Jones & to his Heires the other halfe of 
the House & Land where now I live on this Side of the River 
abovesayd the Same to injoy & possesse after my decease as 
also the other halfe of the Sayd House & Land after the de- 
cease of his sayd mother viz the whole Living to have & inioy 
as his owne proper Right after the decease of his mother if 
shee Surviveth my selfe As also all my Tackling for the 
Teame yoakes & Cha}mes plough & plough Irons with all 
other Tooles & Implements which are mine for the Carrying 
on of Such workes & Imployments as we have usually beene 
occupied in or about. The Sayd Tooles and Implements for 
worke It is my will & meaning that my Sayd Sonne Shall 
have & inioy as well as the halfe of the house & Land above- 
sayd presently upon my decease Item I give & bequeath unto 
my Sonpe Thomas Joanes my Land with the orchyard the 



244 THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

Sayd Land containing about three Acres more or lesse & 
being Situate on the other Side of the Eiver abovesayd viz 
on the southeast side of the Eiver right over agaynst my 
House where I now Live and Six Acres of Land upon the 
Lower Necke where Goodman Harradden liveth and my will 
& meaning is that my Sonne Thomas shall have & injoy 
the Sayd Lands presently upon my decease only it is my will 
& I doe hereby declare that my wife Shall have the thirds of 
the Sayd Land during her naturall Life, 

"Item I give & bequeath unto my Daughter Winslow of 
Salisbury one Shilling Item I give & bequeath unto my 
Daughter Euth Haward of Salem one pounde ten shillings 
to be payd in Goods or Cattell as they goe betweene man & 
man Viz at the Conmion price Item I give unto my Daughter 
Eemember Jones twenty Shillings to be payd in Goods or 
cattell at the common price Item I give & bequeath unto 
my Sonne Thomas Jones five Pounds to be payd in Goodes 
or Cattell at the Common price by my Sonne Benjamin after 
the decease of my wife Item I give & bequeath unto my 
Sonne Samuel Jones one Shilling Item I give & bequeath 
unto my Sonne North Jones twenty Shillings at the decease 
of my wife to be payd by my Sonne Benjamin if he comes in 
his owne person to demand the Same Item I give & be- 
queath !Jto my daughter Eemember] j one Iron pot after my 
decease Item I give & bequeath unto my Grandchild John 
Jackson one Ewe Sheepe at my decease. Item I give to my 
Sonne Thomas my longest Muskett & my Sonne Benjamin 
the other Muskett And for my Household Goodes & Cattell 
it is my will & meaning that my wife shall have & injoy 
them as her proper Eight after my decease only to pay all 
Such Debts (as doe appeare that I owe to any man) out of 
them, except Such Legacys abovesayd which I have appoynted 
unto my Sonne Benjamin to pay And to the end that this 
my will may be duely & truely performed I doe Constitute 
appoynt & ordayne my deare & loving wife Sole executrix & 
doe intreat & desire my well beloved and Eespected Friends 
M"" John Emerson M"" Walker & Phillip Staynwood Senior 
to be the overseers In wittnesse whereof I have hereunto Set 
my hand & Scale the Seaventh day of this present month of 
August Anno Dom one thousand Six hundred and Seaventy 
one." 

Thomas (his mark) Jones. 

Witness: John Emerson, Henry walker, Philip Staynwood. 

Proved in Ipswich court Sept. 26, 1671 by Henry Walker 
and Phillip Stainewood. 



THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 245 

Inventory of the estate of Thomas Jones, deceased Sept. 
11, 1671, taken by Robert Elwell, William Grigs and Thomas 
Rig'gs: Two oxen, llli. ; Three Cowes, llli. ; one yearling, 
Hit 10s.; Two Calfs, Hi. 10s.; one Steare, 3li. lbs.; one 
Mare, 4li. ; one younge hors, 3li. ; Two Sheep, Hi.; The 
house and Land, 60li.; Corne and hay, 13li. 10s.; Iron 
Tooels, 2li. ; plow Irons and yokes, 8s. ; Two musketts. Hi. 
4s. ; one Iron pott & pott hookes. Iron kettell, hangers and 
friing pan, 16s.; tubs, pails and wooden dishes, 10s.; 3 Gives, 
3s. ; Two wheels and 2 paire of Gards, 8s. ; poters ware, 4s. ; 
wollen yearne, 10s. ; his wearing Glothes, 2li. ; Swine, 61i. ; 
1)ed and beding, 31i. ; bedsteads, Chaires and Chists, 12s. ; 3 
Ganowes, Hi. ; 3 acres of upland that he left to his son, 
Thomas Jones, 201i. ; total, 14711. 15s. 

Attested in Ipswich court 26:7: 1671 by the widow, the 
executrix. 

Essex County Probate Files, Dochet 15,228. 

Estate of Richard Mercer of Haverhill. 

Inventory of the estate of Richard Mercer, that was at 
goodman Bond's house, taken Apr. 14, 1671 by Tho. Eyer 
and James Pecker, by Edward Glark's order as administrator, 
appointed by the court at Salisbury: feather bed, bolster & 
one pillow, 2li. 15s.; one Rugg, lli. ; two shirts, 14s.; two 
payer of drawers, 6s. ; two payer of stockins, 4s. ; two neck- 
clothes, 9d. ; two payer of briches, 8s. ; one Rockett, 14s. ; 
one short coate, 3s. ; one wascoate, Is. 6d. ; one payer of knit 
gloves, 2s. 6d. ; one hatt. Is. 6d. ; one knife, 8d. ; one barrill. 
Is, 9d. ; one payle. Is. 6d. ; two chayres, 6s. 6d. ; total. 71i. 6d. 

Inventory taken by James Pecker and James Sanders : two 
axes, 10s. ; a rule, 5s. ; one adds, 3s, ; a tile, 6d. ; a chissell, a 
sett, boult, auger & a punch. Is. ; maull, 3s. ; gimlett & an 
aul blade, 5d. ; a bridill, 2s. 6d. ; a muskett, lli. 4s. ; a small 
book of Mr. Whitings worke, 2s. ; a curri combe, 2s. ; a payer 
of gloves, 3s. 6d. ; two payer of stockins, 3s. 6d. ; a scarfe, 10s. ; 
a knife, gimlet & a skillet, 3s. ; a small box & silke, 3d. ; old 
Iron, 3d.; a payer of brass compasses & sissars. Is. 6d. ; a 
chest, 5s.; a sylver bodkin, 2s, 6d, ; total, 4li, 2s, 9d. 

Ten acres upon ye Hand, 171i. 10s,; five acres ox common 
land, 4li. 10s.; one horse, 5li, 10s.; total, 381i. 13s. 3d, 

Debts due from the estate : to Jno. Knight of Newbury, 
31i. 12s. 9d.; John Doell, lOli. 10s.; John Bonde, 10s.; 
Francis Wainwrite, 9li. 4s. 4d. ; Martha Glarke, 3s.; Ed- 
ward Clarke for two coffins, 10s.; Ric. Dowel, 31i. 5s.; Gapt. 



246 THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

Bradbury in money by bill, Hi. 10s. ; Major Pike, 2li. ; Leift. 
Brown, Hi, 6s. ; Andrew Grele, Hi. ; more due about his 
buriall, Hi. lis. lid.; total, 331i. lis. Id. 

Attested in Hampton court 10: 8m: 1671 by Ed. Clarke, 
the administrator. 

Abiell, son of Eichard Mercer and Hannah his wife, born 
December 27, 1670. Copy taken from the Haverhill town 
book of records and attested by John White, Town Clerk. 

Essex County Probate Files, Docket 18,376. 

Estate of William Jewell of Marblehead. 

Administration on the estate of Will. Jewell, intestate, 
granted 28: 9: 1671, to Martha, his wife, and Capt. George 
Corwm, who were ordered to bring in an inventory to the 
next Salem court. Salem Quarterly Court Records; vol. 5, 
leaf 51. 

Martha Jewell, relict of William Jewell, renounced her 
intention to administer upon her husband's estate, and it 
was left with Capt. George Corwin and 25: 4: 1672, he was 
ordered to bring in an inventory to the next court. Salem 
Quarterly Court Records, vol. 5, leaf 56. 

Estate of George Early of Salem. 

Administration on the estate of George Early, intestate, 
granted 28: 9 : 1671, to Abigaile, his wife, who brought in an 
inventory. Salem Quarterly Court Records, vol. 5, leaf 52. 

Account of George Yarlyes debts: to John Higginson, jr., 
to balance. Hi. 19s. 4d. ; to Nathaniell Beadle, Hi. 9s.; to 
Stephen Hasket, for pipe staves, 16s.; Edmond Batter. 18s.; 
Samuell Beadle, Hi. Is. 6d. ; William Browne, sr., 81i. 3s. 
7 l-2d. ; Capt. George Corvsdn, 31i. 15s.; Goodman Nele, Hi. 
Is.; Josif Alin, 13s.; Isaac Foot, 31i. 15s.; Mary Foot, Hi. 
5s.; total, 241i. 16s. 5 l-2d. Essex County Quarterly Court 
Files, vol. 18, leaf 24. 

Estate of Mrs. Elinor Robinson of Salem. 

"thes psents ar the last will and disposall of Elinor Robin- 
son latt widow in the Town of Salem in the County of Esex 
being in pfett memory doe dispose to and giue to Elinor 
Maskall on Cow to Her Self and the Rest remayning of my 
proper Estate in goods or mony I will and dispos of two my 



THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 247 

brothers son Robert walclron lining in Clatfoord in hamsheir 
near andyuer in owld England what is my will hearin to my 
kinsman before expresed I Comitt to my Trusty Friend AP 
Henry bartholmew to be sent by som trusty messenger to be 
delivered as aboue sa3^d dated the 5**^ day of the 5* m° 71." 

[no signature]. 

Witness : Richard Prince, Elizabeth Bartholmew. 

Proved 19: 7m: 1671 by the witnesses before Mr. Samll. 
Simonds and Maj. Wm. Hathorne. 

Administration on the estate granted by the Salem court, 
28: 9: 1671, to Mr. Henry Bartholmew and he to bring in 
an inventory to the next court at Salem. Essex County 
Quarterly Court Files, vol. 18, leaf 30. 

Inventory of the estate of Elionor Robinson : two cowes in 

ye hand of John Neal, ; in money, 4li. 12s.; for the hire 

of two cowes, Hi. 8s. 

Attested in Salem court 27: 4: 1673 by Mr. Hen. Bar- 
tholmew. Essex County Quarterly Court Files, vol. 20, 
leaf 69. 

The account of the estate of Elinor Robinson deceased, the 
21: 5m: 1675: mony received of goody Mascall, Hi. 16s.; 
mony received of my wife, 31i. 19s.; hire of 2 Cowes, Hi. 8s.; 
2 Cowes that beinge killed come to 4li. 5s.; total, llli. 8s. 
Debts : to Capt. Joseph Gardner expence at her buriall, 7s. 
8d. ; paid for her by her order, 15s. 4d. ; total. Hi. 3s.; clear 
estate, lOli. 5s. Due to Mr. Edmond Batter, 171i. 

Received Aug. 6, 1675 of Mr. Henry Earth [olmew] for ye 
Acct. of a debt due to me from Elinor Robinson, widow, de- 
ceased, 91i. in silver. Edmund Batter. Essex County Quar- 
terly Court Files, vol. 25, leaf 85. 

Estate of John Symonds of Salem. 

^ "I John Symonds do make this my last Will and Testa- 
ment Imp'' I giue my Soule to the Lord Jesus my Redeemer, 
and my body to my ffriends decently to be inter'd tfor my 
Estate which the Lord hath given mee I dispose of as ffol- 
loweth It I Give to my loving Wife Elizabeth Symonds my 
house Orchard and out houseing and all my Land & my Bed 
& beding and such vessels and houshold stuffe as shee shall 
have ocasion to use dureing her naturall life and also Twenty 
pound to be paid her five pound a year by my Son James 
Symonds begining the date from the day of my death It I 
giue my Sonne James Symonds at my wiues decease my 



248 THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

dwelling house out houseing Orchard together with all my 
Laud and I do assigne my servant John Pease to him dureing 
the term of time expressed in the Indenture paying forty 
pound in four year ten pound p anum, five p anam to my 
wife for four year as aforesd, and fine pound p anam for 
four years unto my son Sam^ and my Daughter Kathren 
fifty shillings p anam to each of them pvided he soe longe 
liue if not soe long as he shall line to serue him and noe 
longer I give the Children of my Deceased Daughter Ruth 
Swinnerton Twenty pound equally to be divided amongst 
them and to be paide in part of my movable estate in con- 
venient time after my decease. 

"I giue al the rest of my Estate to my Sonne Sam- 
uel Symonds & my daughter, Kathren Town equally to 
be divided between them in convenient time after my 
decease except my bed & houshold stufEe giuen my wife 
during her natural life as aforesd which at her decease 
my will is shall equally be divided between them two 
also I giue my son Samuell one oxx now in his hands I giue 
to Jon. Swinerton one sad cullerd Cloth Cote That this my 
will be faithfully pformed according to my intent therein I 
do make my two Sonns before named James Symonds and 
Samuell Symonds my Executors and doe intreat my Es- 
teemed ffriends Major Hathren and mr. Bartholmew to be 
Guerseers to see that this my will be truly pformed, and in 
Special do humbly intreat them to take care of my wife whoe 
is in an ill condition Further I giue all my workinge tooles 
belonginge to my trade to my son James Simons : and to 
this my last will and testament I haue set my hande the 16th 
of the '6th m». 1671." 

John Symonds. 

Witness: Henry Bartholmew, John Swinnerton, Samuel 
Inguls. 

Proved in Salem court, 19: 7br: 1671 by Mr. Hen. Bar- 
tholmew and John Swinerton before Mr. Samuell Simonds 
and Maj. Wm. Hathorne. 

Inventory taken by Jolm Kitchin and John Pickring : His 
housing and Land, 23011.; Joyners Tools benches and lare, 
51i. 5s. 6d. ; 2 Bedsteds almost finished, 3li.; 3 stools and 
one halfe of a Box, 12s. 6d. ; 1-2 Grindstone & windlass & a 
Small grindstone, 5s.; Timber, planke & board, 51i. 12s.; 
Two beds, a bolster & a p of sheets, a p of blankets, a bed 
steed & matt that lay in the Chamber, 5li. ; Tubs, 4s., and 
part of a Chest and 4 Bush, corn, 18s. 6d. ; His wearing 



THE PEOBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 249 

Clothes, 61i. os. ; 2yds. & 3-4 of sad colored cloth, 22s. 6d.; 
and a Table cloth, Hi. 12s. 6d. ; 3 Hollond pillow-beers, 15s,, 
and a p of sheets, 21i. .5s. ; 3 p of old sheets, 30s., and 3 corse 
pillowbeers, Hi. 15s.; 3 small peeces of Cloth, 8s,, and 1 Doz, 
of napkins, 1 Towil, Hi. ; a Feather bed, 2 bolsters, 3 pillows, 
a rugg, 4 blankets, one p of sheets. Curtains & Bedstead, 
lOli. ; 2 pound of woolen yarn & som linen yarn & a hat 
brush, 8s,; 1 great Kettle, 20s,, and 3 Iron pots & 2 p of pot 
hooks, 21i. 7s. ; 1 Churnn, 3 payls with Iron bayls & 5 Trayes, 
13s.; a frying pan, 5s., & a warminge pan, 12s.; a fire pan 
& Grid Iron, 2s., a ps. of a hawke &, a driping pan, 4s. ; 2 
brass puding pans and 3 tinen Lamps, 3s. 6d. ; an Iron Trivit, 
4 glass bottles and a spitt, 8s. ; 3 Earthen pots, and 2 panns, 
3s.; 2 Jarrs, 1 Sieve and a pitcher, 2s. 6d. ; a broken posnet 
& a Cod line, 2s.; 3 new pewter platters and a bell mettle 
Skillet, Hi. 2s.; 4 old pewter platters, a poringer & 2 plates, 
8s. ; 2 old quart pots, a bason & a Chamber pot, 7s. ; a beer 
bowle, a beaker, a wine Cup & a Grater, 4s.; a lattin sarce 
pan & Tunnil, 4 wooden dishes & 4 Spoons, 2s. 8d. ; a Lan- 
thorne, 2 Doz. Trenchers, a platter & a chafeing dish, 4s.; 
Two wooden Bowls and a ladle. Is.; a choping knife & 3 
brass Candlesticks, 13s.; 3 Chests, 3 Boxes and a wooden 
Tunnil, 14s.; 5 Barrils and a half baril, a buttor tub & 4 
Keelers, 13s.; a halfe bushel & a p of Scales, 2s.; 2 Tables, 
a forum & Chayers, 16s. ; 32 Cheeses, buttor & meat, Hi. ; 
Apples growinge in the orchard, 15s. ; 2 old Bibles, a Booke 
of Doct. Prestons works and a booke of Mr. Rogers works & 
a psalm booke, 18s. ; one firelock musket, Hi. 6s. ; one fire- 
lock Musquet, worme & Scowerer, Hi. 4s. ; Sword, belt, pow- 
der & bullets, 8s. ; 2 Tobacco boxes and a drest Calf e skin, 2s. 
6d. ; a meal Sack & a litle bagge, 4s. ; a five shilinge peece of 
gold & a 6d. in Silver, 5s, 6d, ; a Vice and an old Hatchet, 
10s,; nayles, lOd., a Howe, 2s,, and an Ax, 6s, lOd, ; A Mat- 
tock, 5s, and halfe a plow chayne, 8s, ; an old Sithe, old Iron 
& a p of Jemmils, 5s, ; a Eeap hook, 9d., 2 hoops, 2 boxes & 
an ex pin, lis, 9d, ; a p of pitchfork Tynes, 5 Wedges & old 
Iron, 12s. ; one halfe of a Crosscut Saw and an ex pin, 5s. ; 
four lode of Hay in the Yarde, 41i. ; Salt Marsh Grass grow- 
inge, Hi. ; 2 Cows and a Cow Calfe, 71i. 10s. ; Two Hoggs & 
2 pigs, 31i. 12s,; Indean Come that grew on the Land, 31i, 
10s.; 20 Bushels of pease, 4li. ; Timber in the Woods, Hi. 2s.; 
a p of woosted Stockings, 7s. ; Debts due to the Estate, 241i. 
10s. 7d.; total, 342li. 14s. lOd. Estate is debtor, 12li. 7d. 
Also "an apprentice of 17 years old who hath 3 year and 9 
moneths and 2 weekes to serve." 



250 THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

Estate is debtor for appraising the estate, 8s. ; for reckon- 
ing with the Creditors, etc.. Hi. 

Essex County Quarterly Court Files, vol. 18, leaves 25, 26. 

Jasper Swinerton and Joseph Swinnerton acknowledged 
Mar. 11, 1700-1701, the receipt from James Symonds, execu- 
tor of the will of their grandfather, John Symonds, ten 
pounds due to them by said will. 

On reverse of receipt is written" Swinnerton's Receipt 1725." 
Essex County Prolate Files, Docket 27,089. 

Estate of Benjamin Auger of Salem. 

Benjamin Auger dying intestate, Ann, his wife, brought 
in an inventory of the estate 28 : 9 : 1671, amounting to about 
lOOli. clear estate. She was to add to the said inventory 
what estate she afterward found. Said Ann was appointed 
administratrix, and was ordered to pay to the two children 
of deceased, 301i., to Benjamin, the eldest son, 201i., to Thom- 
as, lOli., when they come of age. The house and ground 
was to be held as security for the payment of the children's 
portions. Salem Quarterly Court Records, vol. 5, leaf 53. 

Inventory of the estate of Benjamen Egar, deceased, taken 
4: 9: 1671, by Walter Price and Henry Bartholmew: One 
dwelling house with the lands belonging, 701i. ; one bed and 
bedsted, 81i. ; one trundle bedstead and a flock bed with Rugge 
and a p of blanketts, 3li. 5s, ; one new bed and bolster of 
Tickinge, 31i. ; pewter and painted dishes with glassis and 
potts, 31i. ; one Iron pott and kettle with scillett fryinge pan 
and other earthen potts and tin pans. Hi. 10s,; 2 table boords, 
one Cupboord, a Chest with boxes, Chaires, Cradle and 
foorme, 5li. 5s, ; table linin, sheetes, pillowbeares and other 
linin, 61i. ; Child bed linin and blanketts and bearing Clothes, 
31i. ; wearinge aparell, 41i,; bookes and a quadrant. Hi,; fire 
shovell and tongs and Iron, a pott, Corne, meate, aples and 
other lumber in the Chamber, with a firkin of butter, 81i. ; a 
looking glass and other bottle glassis, 15s, ; a Remnant of 
lace, 2 Cubboord Clothes & 2 Cushions, Hi. 5s, ; 2 swine, 21i. ; 
one silver spoone, 1 duz. of househould spoones, 3 duz, of 
trenchrs and a loadstone. Hi. 10s.; Hi. of saflowre, l-41i. 
silke, 12s.; total, 12211. 2s, Estate debtor to severall men 
about 3 or 241i. 

Attested 30: 9: 1671 by Ann the relict of the said Ben- 
jamm, Essex County Quarterly Court Files, vol. 18, leaf 27. 



the probate records of essex county. 251 

Estate of John Mansfield of Lynn. 

"The Last will, & testimonve of John Mansfeild of L}^!! 
in the Countye of Essex this : gS^** : of Septembe"" Ano Domni : 
]C70: Imp"": I bequeath my boclye to the earth, & my spirritt 
to god that gave it Sly I bequeath unto my Cozen Dan^^ Gott, 
his now wife & his heires whether male or female Lawfullye 
begotten of his now wife (viz.) after my death, & my wifes 
my whole accomodation in houseing Lands, & meadow with 
all Comons, Libertyes, & p'^vilidges what soe ever there unto 
be Longing for ever : upon these Consideracons, Following : 
1^* if it shall soe please the Lord that they both shall depte 
this Life with out a Lawfull heire sarviueing them as al^oue 
sd then the sd Liveing to fall to my brother Andrew Mans- 
feild & his children : Sly I alsoe bequeath to my Cozen Dan" 
Gott all 1 1 my 1 1 neate Cattle & sheep & horse carts chaines 
plow, & Tooles I may be possessed of at my death in Con- 
sideracon y* hee is to remove his Familye & Come to Live 
with mee & my wife att Lynn, dureing o*" Lives & carry on o"^ 
houshandrye affaires for my Familye for us jjand them|| as 
alsoe uppon this Consideracen that in Case my Cozen Dan" 
Gott, it shall please the Lord to take him awaye by death 
before us, then the sd Liveing to be to us or ether of us 
dureing o"" Lives & then to him & his heires as aboue sd This 
alsoe beeing to bee understood that y® afforesd Liveing & 
chatle, are to bee Eesponsable to pave what I maye bee in- 
debted to any, at my death This being to bee understood 
I! alsoe 1 1 that the neat Cattle, & other Catle aboue Exp^'st I 
am not to dispose of unlesse : it bee for the nessessarj^e sup- 
plye of the familye as I maye see need 1 1 & paye my debts ! | 
(This alsoe being to bee understood,) that wee are to bee to- 
gether, as one Familye 

"I bequeath to my maide servant Elizabeth Brookes one 
three yeare ould heiffer or a Cowe when her tyme is out, & 
it is to be paid by my Cozen Dan Gott uppon Consideracon 
of the Respictive Legacyes aboue sd. I bequeath to o"" Rev- 
erend Pasto"" m"" Sam" Whiteing one Cowe to bee paid with 
in one yeare after my decease by my Cozen Dan" Gott uppon 
the account alsoe of the affore sd Legasyes if then hee bee 
Liveing that is if m"" Whiteing be Liueing. I bequeath to 
m"" Xathan" Handforth two pounds to be paide in one year 
after my decease hj my Cozen Dan" Gott uppon the account 
alsoe of the affore sd Legacyes, if then the said N'athan bee 
Living. I Bequeath to my brother Andrew Mansfeild my 
great Bible after my owne, & my wifes desease. I make my 



252 THE PROBA.TE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

Loveing & faithful wife, my Lawfull executrix of all the 
rest of my estate. Lastly : I desyre m"" jSTathan" Handforth 
and my brother Andrew Mansfeild overseers of this my will." 

John Mansfeild (seal) 

Witness: Andrew Mansfeild, Mary Mansfield, Eobart Pot- 
ter. 

Proved in Salem court 30 : 9 : 1671 by Andrew Mansfeild 
and Eobert Potter. 

Inventory taken Nov. 2, 1671, by John Fuller and Eobart 
Potter: Wearing apparrell, 31i. ; Beding and bed niatts, 81i. ; 
Bras and pewter. Hi. 2s. ; Iron potts and kettells. Hi. 4s. ; 
pott hangers and pott Hooks, a par of tongs and a spitt and 
a scall beam, 3 beatell Eings and 7 Iron wegges and a friing 
pan and ould Iron, 18s. 6d. ; bybells and other books, Hi. ; 
a par of Tayller shears and Iron Einger And half a Croscut 
saw And hand saw A paire of bellow, 13s. ; Bedsteads and 
Chears and Chests and a box and tables, 2li. Is.; a muskit 
and sword and bandelears and Amanition, Hi. 3s.; sheets 
tabeelcloth and napkings and other linen. Hi. 10s. ; A peas 
of Gotten and a small pareell of yarn, 8s. ; parcell of Earthen 
ware, 7s. ; barrels and a Churn and tubs, A spinning weel 
and Card and Chees pres and all other ould lumber. Hi. 8s. ; 
Come and prouition, 71i. ; A saddell and saddell Cloth and 
pillian and Bridell and a pare of Fetters, 15s.; a Cart and 
weells and utensills bellonging to husbandry, 2li. 6s. ; one 
hors, 4li. 10s. ; five cows, 15li. ; Tow yearlinge, 31i. ; four 
shoats and thre pigs, 21i. 15s. ; Hows and barn and land they 
stand on, 671i. ; thre Akers of oupland in Eamsdels neck, 
121i. ; six Acres of oupland in the woods, 4li. ; fivten Akers of 
salt march, 60li. ; thre Akers and half of f rech medow, 3li. 
10s.; Credit to estat. Hi. 8s. 6d.; debts due, 401i. 15s. 8d. 

Attested 30: 9: 1671 by the widow of the deceased. 

Essex County Quarterly Court Files, vol. 18, leaves 28, 29. 

Daniell Gott formerly belonging to Lynn, for many years 
possessed and enjoyed the estate of John Mansfeeld, late of 
Lynn, by virtue of a will made by him wherein he bequeathed 
to him all his estate on condition he did live with him and 
carry on his work so long as he and his wife should live ; but 
as he never performed the conditions of the will, is fully sat- 
isfied that he has no honest right to the estate but that it 
belongs to the Mansfields by a later will which he is in- 
fonned was by indirect means made way with. 



THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 253 

Signed and sealed Aug. 16, 1715. Witness: Samuell Don- 
nell, Sam". Donnel, Jr., Samuell Briicking. 

Acknowledged Aug. 16, 1715 by Daniel Gott. 

Bond of Joseph Mansfield, eldest nephew of John Mans- 
field, sr. of Lynn, of lOOli., with Joseph Mansfield, jr. and 
Jonathan Johnson as sureties, Jan. 2, 1717, for administra- 
tion on the estate of John ]\[ansfield, sr., with will annexed. 
Witness : Joseph Jacobs, Daniel Eogers, 

Essex County Probate Files, Docket 17,609. 

Estate of Timothy Owen of Maeblehead. 

Timothy Owen dying intestate, the marshal Skerry was 
appointed 30 ; 9 : 1671, administrator of the estate. 

Inventory of the estate of Timothy Owen, taken Nov. 28, 
1671, by Moses Mavericke and Samll. Ward: Money, 19s. 9d. : 
1 Sarge wastkot and briches, 14s. ; 2 old Coats, 1 old paier of 
briches, 10s. ; two paier of shoes, 8s. ; 1 paier of wosted 
stockings, 2s. ; 1 paier of Cotton stokins, 2s. ; 1 paier of linen 
drawers, 3s. ; 1 paier of blew birches, 1 blew Capp, 4s. ; 2 
remnants of Eibent and manchester, 3s. 6d. ; 1 Chest, 7s. ; 
total, 31i. 13s. 3d. 

Timothy Owin's account with Georg Bonfield: To his 
diate and atendans about 16 dayes when he was Sick before 
he died. Hi. ; to the diggeing of his grave, 3s. 6d. ; to the 
Makemg of his Coffing, 8s.; 6 qts. bornt Eum, 9s.; to my 
paines takeing about his buriall, 5s.; In what my Wife was 
out about him when he was sick, 5s. ; total, 2li. 10s. 6d. 

Warrant, dated 2:8: 1671, to Nathanell Walton, one of 
the constables of Marblehead, "I being iirformed y* Timothy 
Owen is dead in y"" Towne at Goodm, Banfeilds," to take 
possession of the estate of said Owen, signed by Wm. Ha- 
thorne, assistant, 

Henery Skerry, marshal, made return as administrator 
that he had paid to John Legg, 18s. ; marshal's charges, 6s. ; 
clarke, 2s. ; which with Bonfeild's bill, amounted to 31i. 14s. 
6d. 

Essex County Quarterly Court Files, vol. 18, leaves 31, 32. 

Estate of Hackaliah Bridges of Salem. 

Hackaliah Bridges being cast away and dying intestate, 
Mr. Samuell Symonds and Major Genrll. Denison, the clerk 
being present, granted Feb. 8, 1671, administration to Oba- 
diah Bridges, his brother, who was to bring in an inventory. 
Ipswich Quarterly Court Records, vol. 5, page 158. 



254 THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

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Estate of Adam Hawkes of Lynn. 

Inventory of the estate of Mr. Adam Hawks taken Mar. 
18, 1671-2 by Thomas jSTewhall and Jeremiah Sweyen: in 
wearing Aparill, 51i. 17s.; a bedsteed, fetherbed, 2 fether 
pilows, Flock bed, on blanket, sheetts, curtins, vallenc and 
one Imbroadered coverlid, 141i. ; bedsteed and beding be- 
longing to it, 71i. 10s. ; trundell bed and beding belonging to 
it, 2li. 10s. ; one other bed and bedsteed, 3li. ; bras and pewter, 
31i. 14s.; Iron potts and kettells, one pare of Andirons, 
— pare of trambrells. tow par of pott hoks, one cast backe, 
on f riing pan, one pare of stilliards, one spitt, 5li. 7s. ; tow 
croscut saws, one sith, one sikell, thre Axces, to par of Hoks, 
one Axtre pin, on sledg and ould Iron, Hi. lis.; tow mns- 
kits, tow small ffowlling pes, tow Eest heads, 31i. 15s. ; thre 
swords, one wachbill, on ould belt, one pistell and one Drum, 
21i. 13s.; one Table, six Joyn stools, 2li. 2s.; one Cubbard, 
one Joynd chear, one chest, 2li. 8s.; Table cloths, napkins, 
tow snapsaks, Hi. 7s. ; a bible and other Books, Hi. ; one 
press, tow small tables, tow chairs, 2li. 8s. ; a pare of banddi- 
lars, milk vesells, sivs, 14s. ; a peas of black cloth, Hi. 6s. ; 
cart wheells, plow and yoks, chayns, clevis and pin, beatell, 
tow weges, one forke and part of a cart Eoop, 5li. 18s. ; fouer 
oxcen, 211i.; seven cows with tow sucking calfs, 241i. 10s.; 
one tow yearling and tow yearlings, 41i. 5s.; tow Horses and 
tow mares, 17li. ; sixten swyn one with another, 91i. ; sadell 
and pillion, 15s.; loking glass and baskett, 7s.; tobakow and 
ould caske, 18s. ; The Dwelling Hows and barne, 1201i. ; 
about nyn Hundred of boards, a stoke of bees, 21i. 16s.; five 
hundred and ffivty akers of land, 5501i. ; fouer Akers of up- 
land, 21i.; total, 81711. lis.; credit to the Estatt, Hi. 15s.; 
Debts from the Esstat, 461i. 14s. 

Administration on the estate of Adam Haukes of Lynn 
was granted to John Hauks of Lynn, and certain articles of 
agreement were allowed. He was to give to his mother Mrs. 
Sarah Hauks, nine score acres of upland in Lynn, not join- 
ing to the farm, eight acres of medow in the great meadow, 
and one third of all the moveables; to Sarah Hauks, her 
daughter, four score and ten pounds, to be paid five pounds 
every two years until forty pounds is paid, and the fifty 
pounds at age or marriage; if she should die before said 
time to be paid to the widow, Sarah Hauks, all to be paid in 
com or cattle; to Moses Hauks, son of John Hauks by Ee- 
beckah Hauks, daughter of Mr. Moses Mavericke, as a leg- 



THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 255 

acy from his grandfather, Mr. Adam Hauks, one half of that 
farm in I.ynn which the said Hauks lived and died upon, 
only for the housing, to pay the value thereof if he pleases, 
at age, and if he should die before, the estate to go to his 
father John Hauks and his children; to Mr. William Cogs- 
well for his wife, four score and ten pounds, to be paid ten 
pounds yearly, in corn, cattle or goods ; to Frances Huchisson, 
twenty pound, in corn, cattle or goods, to be made in two 
payments within two years; to Samuell Huchisson, Thomas 
Huchisson, Edward Huchisson and Elizabeth Hart, five 
pounds each, within twelve months time, in corn or cattle; 
all the residue to John Hauks. 

Signed Mar. 27, 1673, by Sarah (her x mark) Hauks, 
Francis Hutchinson, Moses Mavericke, John Hauks, Wil- 
liam Cogswell. 

Approved and allowed Mar. 26, 1672 in Ipswich court. 

Essex County Probate Files, Docket 12,899, 

Estate of Elias Young. 

An imperfect inventory of the estate of Elias Young, who 
with Wm. Yabsly and Edward Foster, was cast away at sea, 
being presented, and the court Mar. 26, 1672, being informed 
that the estate may suffer unless an exact inventory be re- 
turned, Mr. Bartholmew Gedney, Mr. Christopher Lattimer 
and Erasmus James were appointed administrators, they 
giving security. All their charges were to be paid, although 
the deceased be found to be insolvent. Court further ordered 
that all creditors have notice by publication to bring in their 
bills to these administrators, in order that each might re- 
ceive his proportion, and that the said administrators have 
power to make sale of such part of the estate as necessary. 
Ipswich Quarterly Court Records, vol. 5, page 159. 

Inventory of the estate of Elias Young taken by Bartlemew 
Gedny, Erasomus James and Christopher Latemer, and re- 
turned June 27, 1672, to Salem court: his aparill, bed & 
chest & Instruments, llli. 17s. 6d. ; his share of fish, 9 1-4 
qtls. of Cod fish unculled att 14s. p qtl., 6li. 9s. 6d.; 1 qtll. 
of hadock & 1 qtl. of poluck att 8s. p., 16s.; his part of 4 1-2 
hhds. of sault, lli. 7s. ; his prt. of baite 1 1-4 barill of makrill 
at 12s. 6d. ; his pt. of a mast, 2s. 6d. ; due to him from Jno. 
Leg, 12s. 6d. ; due from Foster for sault, 8s. 11 l-4d. ; total, 
22li. 6s. 7 3-4d. Subtract 24s. his prt. of wt. hath been ex- 
pended In wayghing the fish & our Time & other Charges, 



256 THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

Hi. 4s. Debtor: to Erasmijs James, Cli. lis. lOd. ; Eleazer 
Gedny his part for Eebuilding yr. boat, 31i. 5s. 9d. ; Ambrose 
Gale, Hi. 3s. 9d. ; Ambrose Gale his pt. for sails & Riging, 
Hi. 7s. 6d. ; Bartlemew Gedney, 21i. 10s. 3d. ; James Skiner, 
33s.; Christopher [Nick?], 50s.; Samll. Lee, 50s.; Jno. Cob, 
4s.; Wm. Nick, 49s. 8d. & more for stageroom; more to 
Wm. Nick for blubr. hogshed. Is. 8d. ; more to Richard Dill, 
31i. lis. 3d.; total, 271i. 17s. 8d. 

The Salem court 27: 4: 1672, ordered that the boat's 
hire was to be accounted due only for the time being and 
the mooring and the stage room for the whole voyage, to be 
paid in proportion to the rest of the creditors, and return be 
made to the next Salem court. 

Essex County Quarterly Court Files, vol. 18, leaf 141. 

Mr. Bartholmew Gedney and Erassmus James, making 
return 26 : 9 : 1672, of their administration upon the estate 
of Elias Young, were discharged. Salem Quarterly Court 
Records, vol. 5, leaf 59. 

Estate of William Yabsly. 

An imperfect inventory of the estate of Wm. Yabsly, who 
with Elias Young and Edward Foster, was cast away at sea, 
being presented, and the court Mar. 26, 1672, being informed 
that the estate may suffer unless an exact inventory be re- 
turned, Mr. Bartholmew Gedney, Mr. Christopher Lattimer 
and Erasmus James were appointed administrators, they 
giving security. All their charges were to be paid, although 
the deceased be found to be insolvent. Court further ordered 
that all creditors have notice by publication to bring in their 
bills to these administrators, in order that each might re- 
ceive his proportion, and that the said administrators have 
power to make sale of such part of the estate as necessary. 
Ipswich Quarterly Court Records, vol. 5, page 159. 

Inventory of the estate of Wiliam Yabsly: his cloaths & 
beding, 4li. 7s. 6d. ; 9 1-4 qtls, of Cod fish unculled at 14s., 
61i. 9s. 6d.; 2 qtls. of Refus fish, 16s.; 1 1-4 barils of makrill 
at 10s., 12s. 6d. ; pt. of an ould mainmast sould, 2s. 8d. ; his 
pt. of sault not spent, Hi. 7s.; Edward Foster for sault, 8s. 
11 l-4d. ; total, subtracting charges, 13li. 1 l-4d. Debtor: to 
Erasmus James, 61i. Is. 7d.; his pt. of Rebuillding the boat 
by Eleazer Gedny, 31i. 5s. 9d. ; Bartlemew Gedny, 15s.; Am- 
bros Gale, Hi. 9s. Id., and for sails & Riging for ye boat, 2li. 
16s. 7d.; Wm. Nie, a blubr. Cask, Is. 3d.; James Skiner, 4s. 



THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 257 

6d.; Samll. Lee, 30s.; Jno. Cob, Is. 8d.; Hiehard Dill, 31i. 
9s.; total, ISli. 5s. 4d. 

Salem court, 27: 4: 1672, ordered that the boat's hire was 
to be accounted due only for the time being and the mooring 
and the stage room for the whole voyage, to be paid in pro- 
portion to the rest of the creditors, and return be made to 
the next Salem court. 

Essex County Quarterly Court Files, vol. 18, leaf 141. 

Mr. Bartholmew Gedney and Erassmus James, making 
return 26: 9: 1672, of their administration upon the estate 
of Wm. Yabsley, were discharged. Salem Quarterly Court 
Records, vol, 5, leaf 59. 

Estate of Edward Foster. 

An imperfect inventory of the estate of Edward Foster, 
who with Elias Young and Wm. Yabsly, was cast away at 
sea, being presented, and the court Mar. 26, 1672, being in- 
formed that the estate may suffer unless an exact inventory 
be returned, Mr, Bartholmew Gedney, Mr. Christopher Lat- 
timer and Erasmas James were appointed administrators, 
they giving security. All their charges were to be jjaid, al- 
though the deceased be found to be insolvent. Court further 
ordered that all creditors Tiave notice by publication to bring 
in their bills to these administrators, in order that each 
might receive his proportion, and that the said administra- 
tors have power to make sale of such part of the estate as 
necessary. Ipswich Quarterly Court Records, vol. 5, page 159, 

Inventory of the estate of Edward Foster: his aparill & 
beding, 81i. 12s. 6d, ; his share of fish, 9 1-4 qtls. of Cod fish, 
unculled, at 14s., 61i. 9s. 6d. ; 2 qtlls. of Refus fish, poluck & 
hadock at 8s., 16s. ; 1 fouling peec, 20s., & 1-2 barill makrill. 
Hi. 5s.; total, subtracting his part of charge, 15li. 14s. 
Debtor : to iVmbros Gale, 4li. 9d. ; Erasmus James, 5li. 10s. 
6d. ; Mary Trevet for washing, 20s. ; Dixy, ferryman, 5s. ; 

, shoemakr att Boston, 18s. ; And , 24s. ; 

Nicho. Wilis, 5s. 6d. ; Ed. Homan, 8s.; Mr. Lattemer, Hi. 
14s. lid.; Jno. Stacy, 6s. 6d.; Mr. Brock, 18s.; Wm. Pitche, 
26s. ; Jno, Cob, 44s. 8d. ; Jno. Clements, 30s. ; Mr. Maverick, 
5li. Is. 7d. ; Elias Yong for sault, 8s. lid. ; Wm. Yabsly for 
sault, 8s. 11 l-4d., more p ould Mr. Browne, 121i. 3s. 8 l-2d. ; 
total, 391i, 14s. lid. 

The Salem court 27: 4: 1672, ordered that the boat's hire 



258 THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

was to be accounted due only for the time being and the 
mooring and the stage room for the whole voyage, to be paid 
in proportion to the rest of the creditors, and return be made 
to the next Salem court. 

Essex County Quarterly Court Files, vol. 18, leaf 141. 

Mr. Bartholmew Gedney and Erassmus James, making 
return 26: 9: 1673, of their administration upon the estate 
of Ed. Foster, were discharged. Salem Quarterly Court Rec- 
ords, vol. 5, leaf 59. 

Estate of Abiel Somerby of Newbury. 

Administration on the estate of Abiell Somerby, intestate, 
granted Mar. 26, 1672, to Anthony Somerby and Eebecka 
Somerby, relict of the said Abyell. An inventory of the 
estate, amounting to 31511. was presented, and four children 
were left, she being with child at the time. Court ordered 
lOOli. to the widow and the rest of the estate to the children, 
the eldest son to have a double portion. Ipswich Quarterly 
Court Records, vol. 5, page 159. 

Inventory of the estate of Abiel Somerby, deceased Dec. 
27, 1671, taken by John Knight and Tristram Coffin: House- 
ing, orchard, 24 acres of upland, 18011.; eighteen acres of 
meadow, 701i.; his weareing apparrell, 14li.^ horse, sadle, 
pistolls, holsters, belt, cutles, 131i. 6s. 8d. ; bedsted, fetherbed, 
rug, blankets, bolster, curtaines, 81i. ; a yoake of oxen, 3 
cows, 8 sheep, &c., 30li. ; total, 315li. 

Eeceived Mar. 26, 1672 in Ipswich court. Essex County 
Probate Files, Docket 25,832. 

Estate of John Cheney of New^bury. 

Administration on the estate of John Cheny, intestate, 
granted Mar. 26, 1672, to Mary, the wife. An inventory 
amounting to 971i. 12s. 4d. was presented and there were 
three children left, John, Mary and Martha. Court ordered 
to the son 201i. at the age of twenty-one, and to the daugh- 
ters lOli. each at age or marriage with their mother's consent, 
the estate to remain in the mother's hand till they come to 
age, provided that if she married, security be given for the 
children's portions. Ipswich Quarterly Court Records, vol. 
5, page 163. 

Inventory of the estate of John Cheny of Newbury, de- 
ceased Jan. 7, 1671, taken Jan. 20, 1671 by William Tit- 



THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 259 

comb, Anthony Somerby, Georg (his mark) Little and 
John Webster: a parsell of upland and meadow in New- 
l:)ury, 38li. ; three cowes, llli. ; three swyne, Hi. 10s. ; his 
weareing apparrell, 4li. 8s.; a bed, Rugs, blankets & pillows, 
3li, ; foure sheets, & a blanket, Hi. 12s. ; a brass kettle, 2 
Iron pots, 3 brass skillets, 21i. ; warming pan, 3 peuter 
bottles & peuter cups, 10s.; sadle & bridle, 12s.; two chests, 
3 chayres, cradle, tubs, trays & other lumber, Hi.; tramell, 
beetle Rings, Axe, 3 wedges, frying pan, spade, gridiron, 2 
hooes & a pr. of tongs. Hi. ; a matchlock musket, sword & 
belt. Pike, powder & bullets. Hi. 5s. ; about fifteen bushel 
of oats, Hi. 10s. ; about ten bushels of Indian corne. Hi. 6s. 
8d. ; in provisions, Hi. ; after his mothers decease his Brother 
Daniel is to pay to him or his heirs, 301i. ; a debt due by bill 
from Rich. Bartlet, 15li.; total, 124li. 10s. 8d. He owes to 
Ensign Grenleafe & Tristram Coffin, 22li. ; Richard Kent, 
2li. 2s.; more payd and to be payd as in schedule annexed, 
141i. 16s. 4d.; total, 381i. 18s. 4d. 

Received in Ipswich court Mar. 26, 1672. 

Sums paid to divers Persons since my husband died: to 
Mr. Woodman, 8s.; Richard Kent, 18s.; Anthony Somersby, 
2s. 6d. ; Amos Sticlmey, 21i. 17s.; William Chandler, 2s, 6d.; 
Anthony Mors, Sr., 3s. ; Isrell Webster, Is. ; John Knight, 
Sr., 7s.; Nathanell Chaney, 10s.; Mrs. Cottlle, 6s.; Captain 
Whit, 5s. ; John Emerey, Sr., 5s. 6d. ; John Person, Sr., 7s. 
Od.; Richard Doll, 12s.; Goodman Hasson, 2s. 3d.; Joseph 
Plumer, 4s.; Ensign Grenlefe, 6s.; Henry Jaquis & Mary 
Duell, 2s.; John Webster, 9s. 3d.; Danell Lunt, 12s. lOd. 
The rest yet to pay : John Doll, Hi. 3s. ; Richard Kent, 2li. 
2s.; Dockter Benit, 21i. 10s.; total, 14li. 16s. 4d. 

Essex County Probate Files, Docket 5,278. 

Estate of Robert Clements of Haverhill.* 

Mr. Roberts Clements late of Haverhill, gave to his grand- 
children that were then in New England, after the decease of 
his wife, his house, houselot and orchard in Haverhill, to be 
divided equally by the disposal of their parents; therefore. 
Job Clements, Moses Pengry, John Osgood and Thomas 
Mudget being the surviving parents of the grandchildren, 
have divided it into three parts, there being fifteen heirs, 
that is to say, two of Job Clement's, six of Moses Pengry's, 
five of Abraham Morrill's and two of John Osgood's, and 

* See ante, vol. 1, page 272, 



260 THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

thus the heirs are divided into three parts and their portions 
are as follows: Job Clement's two children, John Osgood's 
two children and Moses Pingry's eldest son to have the second 
division of upland, the oxe common land, half of the east 
meadow the upper end, together with one third part of the 
fourth division laid out, as also all common priviledges 
thereunto belonging; Moses Pengry's other five children to 
have the third division of upland, Haukes meadow, and one 
third part of the fourth division not yet laid out, together 
with one third of all common priviledges thereunto belong- 
ing: Abraham Morrill's five children to have the house and 
house lot, orchard, the plain lot and half the east meadow 
the lower end, with one third part, of the fourth division not 
yet laid out and one third of all common priviledges there- 
unto belonging. 

Signed Oct. 8, 1669. Witness: Eobert Clement, Jno (his 
I -f- mark) Heath, Sr., John Eedman. 

Thomas Mudget owned this agreement or division Dec. 18, 
1684. 

Acknowledged Apr. 2, 1672, by Moses Pengry and John 
Osgood. 

George Brown and Daniell Ela were chosen by the Hamp- 
ton court to consider of and to survey a division of land that 
Mr. Rob. Clement gave to his grandchildren which they 
have done and consider the above division just and right as 
witness our hands Oct. 6, 1685. Norfolk Deeds, vol. 3. page 
341. 

Estate of Eoger Lancton of Haverhill, 

Inventory of the estate of Rodger Lancton taken Jan. 24, 
1671 by Robert Clement and John Johnson by the desire of 
"Mr. Edmon Bridges and Samewall varnum Related to the 
sayd Rodger who deseased with out a will" : 2 sheets, Hi. ; 
three pillows. Hi. ; one fether bead, 21i. 5s. ; one Rueg, Hi. 
15s.; one coverlid, 14s.; one blanket, 6s.; one great coat, Hi. 
10s.; one sargh coat, Hi.; two short coats, Hi. 5s.; one 
Jhacket & briches. Hi. 5s. ; shous and stockins, 7s. ; one shurt 
and two hats, 16s.; one wascoat and drawers, 8s.; pillow- 
bears, napkins & caps. Hi. 3s. ; one haat & one arporn, Hi. ; 
peauter and tin, 10s. ; one wascoat, 10s. ; lorn wear and 
tooles, 2li. 15s. ; costlit, sword, pick & Armes, 2li. 10s. ; 
thierty six buchill of corn, 4li. 16s.; thierten pound of 
hoops, 9s.; meat and sewit, 21i. 10s.; tobackou, 3s.; one cow 
and calif, 5li. 5s.; cheast and lumber, Hi. 10s.; woll and 



THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 261 

fllax, 6s.; total, 361i. 18s. Debts due to the estate: John 
Hasilltin deptor for work at the mill, -ill. 6s. ; Eobert Swan 
by a bill, llli. 9s.; Edmon Bridges, Hi.; more on book, llli. 
13s.; Samewell varnum depter upon book, -ili. 19s. 9d. ; total, 
33li. 7s. 9d. 

Attested in Salisbury court 9: 2m: 1672 by Edmond 
Bridges. Essex County Prolate Files, Docl-et 16,370. 

Estate of Joseph Davis of Haverhill. 

Inventory of the estate of Josephfe Davis taken Oct. — , 
1671. by George Browne and James Pecker: a payer of 
brichis, 2li. ; a greate Cote, Hi. 5s. ; white dublit, 6s. ; a peece 
of soole lether, 6s. ; diapper linin, Hi. 7s. ; beddin & bedsted, 
21i. 10s.; a Chiste, 6s.; tabill, 2s. 6d. ; parsill of wollin & 
linin clothe & buttins, 21i. 7s. 4d. ; a crose Cut sawe, Hi. 5s. ; 
case of pistolls & houlsters, Hi. 6s. ; one irone pot & fryinge 
])ann, 16s. ; twoe tramils, 10s. ; spit, 3s. ; payer of tongs & 
tier shoffill, 7s. ; tubs & barills, 6s. ; saddill, l)ridill & pilyone, 
14s.; a payer of bootes, 10s.; Carte, tumbrill, wheeles, plow 
Irons, Chaine, axe. Irons for the Cart & wheeles, 31i. 3s. 6d.; 
80 bushills of Indian Corne, lOli. 13s. 4d. ; parsill of Ey, 
31i. 16s.; a payer of steeres, 91i. ; twoe Cowes, 81i. ; twoe yere- 
lins, 3li. ; small parsill of land by ye west bridge, 71i. ; five 
Comonage privillages, lOli.; parsill of boockes, 5s.; a hun- 
dred sixty six Akers of third devishon land, 551i. lOs.; a 
parcell of Land & bowsing, 160li. ; wodin ware, 18s.; 2 
Chayers, 2s. ; 2 sivfs, 2s. ; hat, 2s. 6d. ; pewter spoones & 
dishes, Hi. lis. 6d. ; small Compase, Is. 6d. ; total, 283li. 
12s. 2d. A parcell of Land at Hogg hill about 150 Acres, 
under a morgage to Mr. Dudly of Eoxbery for 601i. in money. 

The estate is debtor to Captain Salltonstall, 31i. ; James 
Davis, Sener, due to him by bill, 41i. 17s. 6d. ; Mr. Eichard 
Doole, 19li. lis.; Captin Garishe, 61i.; Mr. Thomas Wood- 
brige, 4li. ; hewe marche, 2li. 10s. ; Gorge Corlyes, 181i. ; Lt. 
Bro^\Tie for laying oute of land, 10s. & 4s. in silver, 14s. ; 
danill hendrik, Sr. for layin out of land, 6s. ; goodman sum- 
ersbe, 2li. 10s.; thomas davise by a band, lOOli.; Jos- 
ephfe Crokit for 8 bushill of Corne & 9s. 6d. money, Hi. 
13s. 6d.; Eobert fford, 61i. 13s.; Mr. Crosbe, 6li: lOs. ; Na- 
thaniell Clark, 21i. ; James Sanders, 41i. ; John griffins de- 
mands, 21i. 15s. 9d.; To the Treasurer of Norfolke, lOs.; 
Stephen Swett, pr. bill, 31i. 14s.; Eic. Dole expences as ad- 
ministrator, 2li. 10s.; Mr. Severnes, llli. 2s.; Mr. Phillips, 
4li. 18s.; John Knight, Sr., 2li. 2s.: Go. Longhorne, Hi.; Mr. 



262 THE PEOBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

Dole in money, 631i. ; Go. Davis, 42li. 13s. 5d. ; total, 3151i. 
2d. 

Attested in Salisbury court 9: 2ni: 1672 by Richard Dole 
and Thomas (his E mark) Davis, the administrator. Essex 
County Probate Files, Docket 7,300. 

In answer to the petition of Thomas Davis of Haverhill, 
it was ordered May 7, 1673, that the administrators of the 
estate of Joseph Davis sell the houses and lands of the de- 
ceased and after paying Richard Dole his debt secured to him 
by a mortgage, the remainder shall be to satisfy the creditors 
proportionably. Mass. Bay Colony Records, vol. 4, page 557. 

Guardianship of Nathaniel Knight of Ipswich. 

jSTathaniell Knight and Mary Knight made choice of their 
father-in-law Robert Whitman to be their guardian, who 
gave security May 1, 1672. Ipswich Quarterly Court Rec- 
ords, vol. 5, page 168. 

Estate of John Dresser, Sr. of Rowley. 

"I John Dreser Being weeake of Body but of perfect n\- 
derstanding and memory doe make and ordaine This my Last 
will and Testament. Inprimis I will and bequeath my Soule 
into the hand of allraighty god that gaue it and my body to 
the earth in hope of a blesed Resurrection. As for my out- 
ward estate that god hath giuen vnto me I despose as follow- 
eth my eldest son John Dreser haueing vpon marriage Re- 
ceaued a considerable estat from me I now doe further will 
and giue vnto him all my land in Bradforth street lots one 
acre of meadow in Longe meadow the ground I bought at the 
end of his meadow at the cow bridge the one halfe of my 
meadow in batcheler meadow and the one halfe of my meadow 
at the oyster poynt also my acres of salt marsh in farme also 
one halfe of my meadow at the causy toward Sayyer Hand 
also one halfe of my upland in the farme called m"* Dumers 
farme and one gate vpon the commons. 

"Item vnto my son Samuell Dreser I will and giue vnto 
him that halfe of my land that I had not giuen vnto my son 
John but is in my owne possesion in the land lying in the 
bounds of Ipswich also I will and giue vnto him the other 
halfe of my vpland in the farme commonly called m"" Dumers 
farme also I will and giue vnto him my house orchard barne 
and house lot excepting the west end of it : which I giue vnto 
my welbeloued wife dureing her natturall life and then to be 



THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 263 

his wholy also I will and giiie vnto him my gate land and the 
meadow in it neere vnto batcheler meadow also I will and 
giue vnto him halfe my meadow in batcheler meadow also 
one acre more or lese in the farme bewixt Richard Clarke 
and Joseph Chaplin also I will and giue him my meadow in 
the hog Iland marsh and halfe of my meadow by the Causy 
toward Sayer Iland also I will and giue him three gates vpon 
the Commons. 

"Item I will and giue vnto my Daughter Elizabeth Dreser 
one hundred pounds twenty pounds I will and giue vnto hir 
out of the moueables in the house beding and the like and the 
Remainder of it to be made vp by my excequtors out of my 
estate my village land i haue not desposed that if the estat 
will not make it vp they may haue it to enable them or to 
Reserue it equally betwixt them if they make vp the hundred 
pounds and my will is that this hundred pounds be paid hir 
at hir demand and also at an indifferent aprisement allowing 
vnto them after demand halfe one yeare for the payment of one 
halfe and the other halfe to be paid with in one yeare 

"Item I will and giue vnto my welbeloued wife mary 
Dreser all the rest of my moueables in the house after the 
twenty pounds to my Daughter be paid to be hir owne at hir 
will and despose also i will and giue vnto hir two cowes 
which she shall Chuse and one heifer Comeing two yeares of 
age and sufficient fire wood and my will is that my two sons 
Samuell and John doe mutually prouide for the said catell 
frely both sumering and wintering and also prouide hir suffi- 
cient fire wood at the Doore also my will is that my two sons 
allow ther mother each of them three bushells of aples by the 
yeare and also out of ther lands affoard her sutable land to 
sowe halfe a pecke of flax seed yearly if she desire it and all 
this dureing her natturall life also I put a stocke of fiue 
pounds of leather in to my son Johns hand that I will and 
giue vnto my wife to call for as she seeth neede of it Also 
I will and giue hir foure of my swine also I will and giue hir 
out of the corne in the house for hir p^'sent suply ten bushells 
of Indian two of English and three bushells of malt 

"Also my will further is that aboue what I haue giuen 
vnto my wife that they my two sons are mutually and frely 
to prouide for that they shall out of the benifit of these 
Lands that I haue now giuen them allow vnto ther mother 
dureing hir natturall Life fiue pounds by the yeare yearly 
that is fifty shillings a peece two thirds of it in Indian corne 
currant and good the other third part in English corne in 



264 THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

wheat Eie and barley acording as she shall see need to make 
vse of them for the quantety of each or as she and they may 
agree yearly for the payment of the said fine pounds and 
also that they giue vnto ther mother sufficient securety for 
the pament and p''formance of this my said \n\\ And if they 
doe not to her content then my will is that she shall hand all 
the lands and meadows I haue giuen vnto my son John in this 
my said will and also as much out of the Lands and meadows 
I haue giuen vnto my son Samuell to be set out vnto her for 
her comforthable mantenance and I will and giue hir powre 
to sell any part of it if the produce be not sufficient manten- 
ance for her dureing her life that soe she may haue that which 
may be to her comforth and at her decease if Ijy need, she 
haue sould out of either of ther parts that after her decease 
it be made equall out of the other 

"Also I will and ordaine my two sons Samuell and John 
the excequtors of this my last will and Testament Also I 
will and giue vnto my apprentice Daniell Button one pare 
pinchers one pare of Nippers two paireing knives and foure 
awles and the Remaineing part of his time I set ouer vnto 
my son John for the perfecting his trade and that my will 
is my son John fullfill his indenture to him Item I will 
and giue vnto my son Johns eldest son John as a Leagacy 
one Eead heifer comeing two yeares of age : also I will and 
giue vnto his Daughter mary one yeareing calfe and also to 
to his daughter martha one yeareing calfe Item I will and 
giue vnto my son Samuell his two daughters as a Leagacy 
equally betwixt them two pounds seauen shillings that is in 
ther fathers hand that I paid for him in halfe a mare And 
vnto this as my Last will and Testament I set to my hand 
this 5^^ of march 1671 (or) 72." 

John (his I D mark) Dreser. 

Witness: Samuell Brocklebanke, Maxemillion Jewett. 

Proved May 1, 1672 by the witnesses. 

Inventory of the estate of John Dresser, Sr., taken Apr. 
26, 1672 by Maxemillion Jewett, Leonard Harriman and 
Samuell Brocklebanke : in sillver, Hi. 1-ls. ; one bible, 12s. ; in 
aparell, stockins, boots, shoos, hats, shirts, and other linen, 
91i. ; one paire of new blankits, a paire of curtanes and val- 
liants, 31i. 10s.; one brase ketle, 2li. 5s.; on yeallow Ruge, 
21i. ; one coverlet. Hi. ; one feather bed, one bouster, 2 pillows, 
3 paire of sheets, 91i. 15s.; 3 pillow beares, 6 napkins. Hi. 
4s,; pewter potingers, platers, 6s.; more beding and bed and 
curtaines, llli.; new cloath and sackin, Hi. 18s.; in puter, 



THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 265 

])rase, Iron pots, pot hookes, Tramells, tongs and such utin- 
sells, flaying pan, lamps, gread Iron, 51i. 5s. ; in wooden vesell 
for milke, beare and meat tubs, Hi. 10s, ; Eie, Hi. 18s. ; wheat, 
31i. 16s. 6d. ; seed sowoie & pease, 16s. 6d. ; Indian corne, 91i. ; 
sackes, sives, hogsheads and measures, Hi. 3s. ; whealles, 
coton, Linen and yarne cards. Hi.; arnies and amunision, 
2li. 10s.; a stocke of Leather, 7li. 2s. 6d.; shoomaker Toolles, 
Hi.; the cart, ploughs, yoakes, chaines and other husbandry 
instruments, 4li, ; house and land at home, 40li. ; Land in 
Ipswich bounds, 801i. ; Land at farme, 201i. ; Land and 
meadow neere to bacheler medow, lOli. ; one acre of marsh, 
4li. ; meadow in hoge Hand marsh, 4li. ; meadow at the 
Causey, 16li.; Gates upon the commons, 121i.; Land in 
broadforth street Lots, 161i.; one acre of meadow in Longe 
meadow, 3li. ; Land toward the cow bridge, 31i. ; in batche- 
ler meadow one acre & halfe, 9li. ; two acres of marsh at 
oyster poynt, lOli.; one acre of marsh in the farme, 61i. ; 
Land at the village, 151i. ; swine, 4li. ; debts due by bills to the 
estat, 311i. 12s. 6d. ; cattell and horses, 461i. 15s.; in greene 
Hids, 5li. 10s.; debts due by Booke, 301i. 14s.; total, 4491i. 
7s. ; debts due from the estate, 231i. 14s. 8d. 

Attested May 1, 1672 by the executor. 

On reverse of inventory is written, 1 3 yeare steere, 21i. 
15s,; 2 2 yeare heifers, 4li. ; 2 yeare catles, 2li. 5s. ; 1 3 year 
heifer and calfe, 4li. ; 3 cowes and one calfe, 131i. 10s. ; 2 
oxen, 141i.; 1 mare, 4li, 15s.; halfe 2 yere mare, halfe foalle, 
21i. 

Essex County Probate Files, Dochet 8,311. 

Estate of Theodore Price of Salem. 

Administration on the estate of Mr, Theoder Price, intes- 
tate, granted 25: 4: 1672, to Capt, Walter Price, his father, 
and Ann, his wife, who brought in an inventory of his estate. 
The estate was ordered according to an agreement drawn up 
by the parties concerned, as follows : that Anna, the widow, 
should have SOli. for her own use, she giving said Walter a 
discharge for her thirds; that said Walter should take into 
his care and bringing up the eldest daughter of deceased, 
Elizabeth, who was to have 601i. at age or marriage; that said 
Anna should bring up the younger daughter Anna, who was 
to have 601i, at age or marriage; the administrators were to 
give security for the children's portions, and if either child 
died, her portion was to be divided between the surviving 
child and the mother; that the widow should have all debts 



266 THE PROBATE KECORDS OP ESSEX COUNTY. 

due the estate. Salem Quarterly Court Records, vol. 5, 
leaf 58. 

Inventory taken Apr. 10, 1672, by Hilliard Veren, sr., and 
Edmond Batter : Dwelling house and half an acre of ground, 
adjoining, with the outhousing, IGOli. ; a still with a worm, 
lOli. ; pewter, a feather bed & bolsters, 2 pillows & beers, a 
Eug, 3 blanketts, 1 pr. sheets, with bedsteed, curtaines & val- 
lens, rods, rope, mat & flock Bolster, lOli. ; a truckle bed, bol- 
ster, rugg, 1 pr. blankets, 1 pr. sheets & appurtenances, 21i. 
15s. ; a square table & 6 Joyne stooles, Hi. 5s. ; a round table, 
10s.; 8 leather chaires, 3li. 10s.; 14 chairs old & new, 16s.; 5 
Cushions old & new, 7s. ; a looking glass & 3 or 4 other bottle 
glasses, 16s.; a case of bottells, screw bottells, 15s.; 2 old 
pillowes & cases, 10s. ; firepan, tongues, hello wes, 2 Haukes, 
10s.; a lock of gold, 51i. 10s.; a sleeke stone & brushes, 28.; 2 
small bibles, a written book of mathamatix & 2 or 3 old small 
bookes. Hi. ; 6 silver spoones, wine cupp, waying 9 ounces, 
21i. 14s. ; a hand screene. Is. ; in the chamber, a feather bed & 
bolster & pillowes & 1 pr. Sheets, rugg, 1 blankett, greene 
curtaines & vallens & pillows, bedsted & appurtenances, 1011. ; 
4 pr. sheets, 50s. ; 2 pr. pillowbeers, 8s. ; 1 doz. ozenbridg 
napkins & cloth, 2 dozen & 7 of most worne napkins & 6 
cloathes, 21i. 10s. ; 10 towells, 5s. ; 6 bands & 2 or 3 old ends, 
5s. ; 5 shirts & 2 pr. drawers, 18s. ; 6 capps & 9 neck cloathes, 
Hi. 6s. ; 1 pr. Andirons, firepan, tongues, 12s. ; a smale look- 
ing glass, 12d. ; a trunk, 7s. ; a chimey cloath, 5s. ; 4 boxes, 
10s.; a powdring tub, 2s.; som belly peeces & colters & sora 
thred & som other trifles, 2s.; a pr. pistolls & holsters, Hi. 
10s.; about 71i. cotten yarne & 7li. flax yarn & cotten wooll. 
Hi. 8s. ; 1 pr. cards & old baskett. Is. 6d. ; a quadron & gun- 
ters scall, 6s. 8d. ; his wearing apparell, 71i. 10s.; a hatt, & 
7 pr. of stockens with a chest, lli. ; in the kitchin, 2 Iron 
potts & pot hoockes, 12s.; a frying pan, spitt, chafing dish, 
5s.; warming pan, 8s., brass Kettell, lli. 13s.; latten ware, 
4s. 6d. ; skillets, scumer, ladle & candlesticks, 14s. ; pewter, 
41i. 10s. ; earth wt. ware & red ware, 10s. ; Trenchers & drip- 
ping pan, 2s. 6d. ; old butts, barrells, tubbs, & other lumber, 
12s.; in cash, Eec. of William Hathorne, lli. 10s.; the neager, 
lOli.; a hhd. of suger, 71i.; total, 26011. Is. 2d. Also a belt, 
5s. Estate debtor, to W. Price, 901i. 17s. 4 l-2d.; to Jno. 
Neal, 21i. 10s. ; to New meeting house, lli. ; total, 941i. 7s. 
4 l-2d. The pistolls not being sould is abated 6s. 

Attested 29: 4: 1672 by Capt. Walter Price and An the 
relict of Theoder Price. Essex County Quarterly Court Files, 
vol. 18, leaf 135. 



THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY, 267 

Whereas Mr. Dudley Bradstreet being the husband of Ann 
the late wife of Mr, Theoder Price, deceased, was possessed 
of an estate of 601i. belonging to Anna, daughter of Mr, 
Theoder Price, deceased, and payable to said Anna at the 
age of eighteen years or marriage, as appears by court order 
of 25: 4: 1G72, said Bradstreet acknowledged 24: 9: 1G74, a 
bond of 120li, for security of the said child's portion. 

Mr, John Price, executor of the will of Capt. Price, de- 
ceased, being possessed of an estate belonging to Eliza. Price, 
daughter of Theoder Price, deceased, payable to said Eliza- 
beth at the age of eighteen years or marriage, said Price 
acknowledged 24: 9: 1674, a bond of 12011, for security of 
the child's portion, 

Salem Quarterly Court Records, vol. 5, leaf 82. 

Estate of Daniel King of Lynn. 

"The Laste will And Testement of Ma-" Daniell Kinge of 
Swampscot This 7**^ of the 12*^ Mon 1671 Thoughe weake in 
Bodey yet perffet in Mind & Memore, firste I Bequeath My 
soule to god That gaue itt and My Bodey to Bee Buried By 
My Christian ffrindes In hope of A Joyfull Resurrection att 
the Laste daye firste I giue vnto My Sonn Daniel Kinge The 
house And Land whear hee Now dweles : the Boundes of w*^h 
Land is Bounded from the sea & soe alonge By Beauer Brooke 
as it tis allredy Layd oute & Marked vntill you Come to the 
heigh waye that goes to ]\Iarbellhead that now is & as itt was 
Layd out By a Comittee And soe alonge the heigh waye till 
you Come to A popel tree that is one the weste side of the 
heigh waye that groes forked, And from thence westerly to 
The Chessnut Tre Vppon a straighte Line and soe uppon 
that Line to Linn Common, and then alonge by Linn Common 
vntill you Com vnto the Land of Ralph Kinge, and soe to Runn 
all alonge By his Line south easte till you Come to the sea 
Further more I giue vnto My sonn Daniell kinge Tenn Ackers 
of salte Marshe in the Towne Marsh Below Allen Breades 
Land Juner, And Lying one the westerly sid of the Meddow 
of Ralph Kinge as itt is alredy deuided Bee itt More or Less 
The sayd Daniel Kinge paying yearly to Mee and to My wife 
soe Longe as wee Boath shall line Tenn pound a year yearly 
in Moni or in sutch thinges as wee shall Acepte of 

"secondly I giue vnto My Daughter Hannah Blaner And 
to her heires for euer The farme That is Called Darnels 
farme. And is thus Bounded one Salem & Marbell head one 
the ISTortheaste, and soe alonge the Line westerly vntill it 



268 THE PROBATE EECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

takes the Line Agaynste the Chestnut Tree & soe to Eunn 
vppon a south easte Line to the Chestnut Tree, And soe 
alonge the same Line soe many Eodes as itt is one the west- 
erly end at Linn Line And from Thence To Eunn easterly 
to the Lower Corner of the feild Xexte to Marbell head 
heighwaye And My will is That My sonn Blaner shale paye to 
Mee & to My wife Tenn pound A year yearly in Monie or in 
sutch paye as wee shall Acepte of soe Longe as wee Boath 
shall Liue 

"Thirdly I doe giue vnto My Daughter Elizabeth Eedden 
and To her heires for euer | j all 1 1 That Tracte of Land That 
Leyeth Beetwen the Land that I haue giuen vnto My Sonn 
Daniel Kinge and the Land that I haue giuen to My Daugh- 
ter Hannah Blaner, which Land Boundes vppon Marbell 
head land puided that my Sonn Bidden doath Acquit Mee of 
all debts & demandes from the Begining of the world vnto 
this day, although I doe not know I ow him anything 

"forthly I doe giue vnto My daughter Sarah Nedom and to 
her heires for euer, the Land that is Caled smithes hill as the 
old fence went in smiths Time puided that My sonn Nedom 
fence it In By ittself with a stone wale And to make a bridg 
ouer to the Land Further More I doe giue vnto My daughter 
Sarah Nedom and to her heires that sixty Ackers of Land that 
lies at the head of Ducke pond & is Bounded one the weste 
with the Eockes one the North with Ma*^ humferies farme & 
one the east with Salem Boundes, And vpon the Considera- 
tion My sonn Nedom shale giue to Mee & My wife soe Longe 
as we Liue fine pound A year yearly in Moni or in that that we 
shale except of Further I doe hear make my Deare & Louing 
wife Elizebeth my Full & soil executrix of this my will. 

"Further More I doe giue vnto My Daughter elizabeth 
Eedden And to her heires for euer six Ackers of salt Marshe 
in the Town Marsh be it More or Less and is Bounded one 
the west with the Meddow of Ma** Cobl:)ett And one the south 
with the medd of Henery Collines and one the easte with the 
meddow of Eobert Driuer And one the North with the Medow 
of John Witt and William Cratfe. Further More I giue vnto 
My daughter Hannah Blanner & to her heires for euer Three 
Ackers of Meddow IMore or less in the Towne Marsh & is 
Bounded one the west with the Meddow of Nathaniell Cart- 
land & on the North with the Meddow of Nathaniel Cartland 
& one the easte with the Meddow of Theofilus Bayles & one the 
south By a Creeke." 

Daniel King, Sinyer. 

Witness: Eichard Walker, William Cowdry. 

Proved in Salem court 26: 4: 1672 by the witnesses. 



THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 269 

Inventory of the estate of Mr. Daniell Kinge of Linn, de- 
ceased May 28, 1672, taken by Richard Walker and William 
Cowdrey, and allowed upon oath of the widow, 26: -i: 1673, in 
Salem court : A house And Two hundered Ackers of Land 
with the fencing, 52011. ; Ten Ackers of salte marsh, 801i, ; 
one house more And 120 Ackers, And a Barne & Three 
Ackers of Salte Marsh, 30011.; 100 Ackers of land with 6 
Ackers of salte Marsh, 33011. ; 8 Ackers and 60 ackers of 
Land up in the woods, llOli. ; six old horses & one Two year 
old horse, 221i. ; Four Coltes, 4li. 10s. ; 6 oxen, 3411. ; 4 Cowes, 
1611.; one heifer of Two year old & one yearling & a wenninge 
Calfe, 5li. 5s. ; 4 sheep, Two Lambes, 211. 10s. ; 3 swine and 8 
Pigges, 311. 10s.; 4 fether Beades & 4 Boulsters, 131i.; A 
flock Bead & fether Boulster, 211. ; 4 Ruggs & 4 Blanckets & 

4 fether pillowes, 6li. ; To heigh Bead steeds & Two Tnmdell 
bead steads, 211. 10s.; 2 payer of Cortaynes and valiants, 211.; 

5 payer of flaxen sheets, 511. ; one payer of hollen sheets, Hi. 
10s. ; a payer of fine sheets, 111. 5s. ; Two dozen Napkins, 21i. ; 
2 fine Tabell Clothes, Hi. ; 5 pillow Beeres & a Cubbord Cloth, 
Hi. 5s. ; 2 fine Toweles, 6s. ; 2 Course Tabel Clothes & 2 pillow 
Beeres, 12s. ; 5 Napkins, 7s. 6d. ; Two Trunkes & Two Chestes, 
Hi. 6s. ; Two Coverlides, Hi. 6s. ; Tabell & Carpet & 4 Joynd 
stooles, Hi. 18s. ; fower Chaires and Three Cushines, Hi. 8s. ; 
one Cosslet, Hi. 10s.; Bead steed, 16s.; 4 yards of Bayes, 
Hi. 2s. 6d. ; A Coper kettell and a Brass pan and a Iron Pott, 
211. ; 2 payer of Trameles & a lettel posnet, 7s. 6d. ; payer of 
Tonges & a fier pan & a spitt, 5s,; Iron ketel & Iron skilet 
and two payer of pott hookes, 15s.; Tenn putor dishes & a 
quarte pott and a pinte pott. Two salte sellers, one Basson, 2 
Sassors, one Chamber pott, 211. 10s. ; two Tinn puding panes, 
3s. ; 2 Brass Candelstickes, and two spring wheles, 18s. ; 
Beare Vessell and Brewing vessel and other drey Caske with 
A Cheese press, Hi, 14s.; A Littell Tabell & Two Littell 
stooles, 6s.; Twelve pound of sheeps wool, 12s.; A Cutlash 
and old Iron, 15s.; Bookes, Hi.; payer of stilyards, 16s,; 2 
smale Peeses of Plate and 2 silver spones. Hi. 15s.; Three 
smale drest skines, 10s.; waring apparell, 81i, 6s,; total, 
l,5281i. 9s. 6d. 

Attested 26 : 4 : 1672 by the widow, 
Essex County Quarterly Court Files, vol. 18, leaves 146, 147. 

Jno. Blanye married Hanna, daughter of Mr. Daniell 
King, and about two years since she died and left him with 
seven children to care for besides debts, and having nothing 
to help him to provide for them but only a bare plantation 



270 THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

and Mr. Ealph King and others of his wife's relations con- 
tinually sueing him, and he not knowing what may be the 
cause of their so doing, unless to obtain possession of the 
plantation which they say is worth GOOli. and desiring that 
all differences may be ended between them, petitions the 
court at Boston for a settlement of the estate and agrees to 
be satisfied if they will give him IGOli. and also wall give se- 
curity providing that the children may have the remainder. 

In answer to the petition the court Oct.. 28, 1678, ordered 
that Capt Brattle, Capt. Wayte and Lt. Wm. Johnson make 
inquiries into the grounds of the complaint, all parties con- 
cerned to be present. 

The above power is continued until the court in October 
when a hearing is granted for the case. 

Deposition of Eichard Walker aged about 65 years and 
Wm. Cowdrey, aged about 73 years, that being present when 
Mr. Dan. King made his will whereby he gave unto his 
daughter Hannah and her heirs, an house and part of his 
lands, Mr. Jno. Blanye understanding that he was not men- 
tioned in the will, sent his wife unto her father and us de- 
siring that his name might be put inio the will for his life, 
but her father refused, because he said Mr. Blanye brought 
nothing to him and should have nothing from him. 

Daniell King, Ealph King and Ezekiell Needham, guardi- 
ans (by order of the Salem court) to the children of their sis- 
ter Hanna Blany, deceased, shewing that John Blany, father of 
the children, still persists in cutting the timber off the land 
given to their said sister and her heirs by the will of her 
father, and by neglecting to care for the estate and allowing 
it to go to waste the children's estate will be entirely wasted, 
petition the court to appoint some honest and faithfull 
neighbors and friends to have power to "Inspect into whatt 
your hono'"^ shall detemiin about y*^ premises leaving us out 
who are Eelated." 

Petition of Daniell Kinge of Salem, Ealph Kinge and Eze- 
kell JSTeedham of Lynn shewing that they had presented a peti- 
tion in Occtober last and not having a hearing do ask again for 
a hearing thereof, it being a matter of great concern to some 
motherless children by whom an estate of their mother's com- 
ing to their father, which Estate was given her by her father's 
will and to her children and now the father who is John Blay- 
no of Lyn being possessed doth make wast of the land by 
cutting the timber as Mr. Thomas Laughton and Ensign John 



THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 271 

Fuller of Lynn both viewed it and declared so. Lyn, 27 : 3m : 
1679. 

Mass. Archives, vol. 16, papers 99-103. 

Joseph Blaney of Lynn, shipwright, in consideration of 
lOOli. to be paid by his brother John Blaney of Salem, cord- 
wainer, and also to give to him about 1 1-3 acres of salt 
marsh in Lynn which belonged to the estate of their grand- 
father, Mr. Daniel King, released all further claim on the 
said estate, Iving partly in Salem and partly in Lvnn. Sealed 
Mar. 23, 1713. 

Witness : Joseph Jacobs, Daniel Rogers. 

Acknowledged Mar. 23, 1713-14 by Joseph Blaney before 
John Appleton, Judge of Probate. 

Salem, Jan. 26, 1714-15, Joseph Blanoo received of John 
Blanoo lOOli. and the lands in full consideration of the above 
release. Essex County Probate Records, vol. 311, page 107. 

Estate of John Wilkins of Salem. 

Inventory of the estate of John Wilkins, of Saylem, de- 
ceased, taken by Nathaniell Putnam and John Putnam: 
Three cowse, lOli. 10s.; 1 Steare, 21i. ; 2 yearlings, 2li. 10s.; 
2 Calves, Hi.; 11 Swine, 4li. 5s.; 1 Horse, 5li. ; 1 mare, 21i. ; 
Indian Corn upon ye ground, Hi. 10s. ; The halef of a house, 
81i. 10s.; In Iron ware, 31i. ; woodden weare, 6s.; Puter, 10s.; 
Brase, 10s. ; Pisstoles, Holsters, sord & belt, 21i. ; Bedding, 
4li. ; wearing clothes, 31i. ; total, 501i. lis. 

Attested in Salem court, 26: 4: 1672, by Mary, the relict, 
who was appointed administratrix, and ordered to pay the 
children, Elizabeth, John, Mary and Abygale, 40s. each, at 
age or marriage. Essex County Quarterly Court Files, vol. 
18, leaf 145. 

Estate of John Stagey of Marblehead. 

Administration on the estate of John Stacy, intestate, 
granted 25: 4: 1672, to Elnor, the relict, who brought in an 
inventory which was allowed. She was ordered to pay to 
John, the eldest son, lOli., and to Mark, Grace and Edward, 
5li. at age or marriage. If she married again her husband 
was to give security and the children were to be allowed as 
much again. Salem Quarterly Court Records, vol. 5, leaf 56. 

Inventory of the estate of John Stasie, deceased, taken 
Eeb. 28, 1671, by Moses Mavericke, John Deverix and Samll. 



272 THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

Ward : Hous and Land, lOOli, ; 1 Cow, 4li. ; 6 swieu, 3li, ; 
fether bed, Eiigg, 2 blankets, 1 paire of shetts, 2 pillows and 
pillowbes, bowlster, 5li. ; 1 trundlbed with furniture, 3li. ; 
1 bed and furniter in the Chamber, 4li. 10s. ; flax and Cotton, 
Hi. 10s. ; 1 pewter platter, with some other pewter, 12s. ; 
1 bras kitl, 40s., 1 Letl bras kitl, 5s. ; 2 Iron potts and hang- 
ers. Hi. 10s. ; 1 frieng pan Chafing dish and a spitt, 5s. ; 1 
paier of bellis, Is. 6d. ; 4 old barells, 4s. ; wooden and Earthen 
ware. Hi. 10s.; 2 sives, 3s.; lanthorn, 2s.; 1 muskitt and 
sword. Hi. 10s. ; 1 fowlling peas, Hi. 5s. ; 1 wolling whell and 
Cords, 5s.; tining, 10s.; old Chests, 15s.; 1 Shovell, 4s.; betl, 
3 wedges and axes, 10s. ; fier shovell, tongs and gridiron, 2s. ; 
1 Coat and briches, Hi.; a parsell of old Cloths, Hi. 10s.; 2 
shirts, 10s. ; 3 paier of drawers, 5s. ; 1 hatt, 5s. ; 1 paier of 
shoes, 5s. ; 3 paier of stockins, 7s. ; money, 7li. 17s. 6d. ; to- 
tal, 14411. 9s. Debts owing, lOli. 

Attested 27: 4: 1672 by Elner, relict of John Stacy. Es- 
sex County Quarterly Court Files, vol. 18, leaf 122. 

Bond of John Stacey of Marblehead of GOOli., with Eliezer 
Ingalls and Peter Osgood of Salem, as sureties, July 2, 1713, 
for administration on the estate of grandfather Jno. Stacy 
and grandmother Elinor Stacy, both of Marblehead, de- 
ceased, Grace Cowes, daughter, refusing said trust. Wit- 
ness: George Locker. Essex County Probate Files, Docket 
26,078. 

Estate of Thomas Caulie of Marblehead. 

"I Thomas Cawlie being now in parfect memorie though 
verie sick and weack in bodie if I should now die I desir the 
Lord to have mercie upon my imortall Soull into whos hands 
I doe desir to resine it and I desir my bodie to be desentlie 
buried for my good and Lands I will that they l)e disposed of 
as follows I will that my depts be onestlie paied out of my 
estatt and for what thear is Left I giue to my wiff during 
horr lilf as alsoe on third port of my ! | hous and i | Land after 
my children doe Com toe agge the wholl of my Ijhous and|| 
Land to remaien in my wiffs hand untill thay shall Com toe 
age and after hor deses I will that what thear shall remaien 
of this ]|my!! estat shall return toe my Children toe bee 
equally devided betwixt them. 

"I will that my Eldest son benieman shall have a dubl por- 
tion of my hous and Land after my wiffs thirds is taken out 
and the rest toe be devided betwixt my other twoe sons: my 



THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 273 

thre sons paieiiig toe my daughter when thay Reseive thar 
portions the sum of twentie pounds to be paied by my sous 
equally when they shall be of age. 

"I will that that parsill of Land which I gave to Fransis 
Gater as it is now staked [th]at he and his heirs for ever may 
peasably Inioy without any molestation ||from|| me or any 
of my heirs exexotors administrators or asighns whearas I 
gave to my father palmiter a porsell of Land wher now his 
dwelling hous stands I desire that he may peacably and 
quiettly inioy it during his lilfe and after his deses he is to 
Eesine up to my son benieman Cawlie on third port of the 
6aied hous and Land and to give him the refusall of the other 
twoe thirds paieng for it as an other will he is to have it it is 
my desir that Sam" Word and my father Benieman Parmiter 
should be overseers to se this will performed and in case ether 
of them should die befor it be acomplished that then my wiff 
shall Chos on mor to Joyn with him that lives to se the same 
performed." 

Thos, (his mark) Caulie. 

Witness : Samll. Word, Beniamen Parmiter. 

Proved in Salem court 28: 4: 1672 by Mary the relict of 
Thomas Caly and she was appointed administratrix. 

Inventory taken Apr. 27, 1672, by Samll. Ward, Eichard 
Norman and James Dennes : One bed, 3 blankits, 1 rugg, 31i. ; 

1 bed, Hi. 5s.; 3 Iron potts, 1 Iron Skillitt, Hi. 10s.; tongs, 
potthooks and Crooks, 10s.; 1 frieng pan, 3s.; 1 brass skillitt, 
3s.; 3 platters, 6 poringers, 1 pewter platter, Hi.; 6 Earthen 
dishes, 2s. ; 1 pewter chamber pott, 2s. 6d. ; 1 Smothing Iron, 

2 heaters, 4s. ; Earthen ware, Is. ; 1 old Chest and box, 3s. ; 
his wearing Cloths, Hi.; 1 hatt, 4s.; 2 Musketts, Hi. 15s.; 2 
whells, 8s.; 1 tow Com, 6s.; 2 buckitts. Is.; 2 Cows, 81i. ; 1 
heifer, 3li. ; five swien, 31i. ; 2 horsis, 91i. ; 1 hous and Land 
Joyning to it, 701i. ; 1 old Cort and sleed, Hi. ; 1 ten acer lot, 
301i. ; to the reversal of an acre of Land after ye Death of my 
wife's father, 51i. ; total, 13911. 17s. 6d. 

Attested in Salem court 28: 4: 1672 by Mary, the relict. 

Thomas Cauly, debtor to Wm. Browne, jr., 51i. 3s. 5d. ; to 
Wm. Browne, sr., 4li. 9d. ; to Hilliard Veren, sr., 21i. 4s. 8d. ; 
to John Waldron, Hi. 10s. ; to Daniel Weld, 18s, 3d, ; to Am- 
bros Galle, 21i, 5s. These debts were to be paid by selling as 
much land as the Court ordered. 
Essex County Quarterly Court Files, vol. 18, leaves 123, 124, 

Upon a motion made for advice about care to be taken reg- 



274 THE PROBATE EECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

ularly for the payment of about 16li. debts from the estate of 
Tho. Caly, deceased, court 24: 9: 1674, declared that consid- 
ering the will of said Caly provided for the payment of the 
debts out of the estate and there being little or no other goods 
left, the overseers by advice of the Worshipfull Maj, Hathorn 
were to sell enough land to pay the said debts. Salem Quar- 
terly Court Records, vol. 5, leaf 83. 

Estate of Petek Comey of (Salem?). 

Administration on the estate of Peter Commu granted 28 : 
4 : 1672 to Jacob Pudeater. 

Attested in Salem court 28 : 4 : 1672 by the administrator. 

John Massey, aged about forty-one years, testified that he 
went to Jacob Pudeter's house several times after Petter 
Commue came there in his great weakness, and said Petter 
declared that he was turned out of his dame Barresess house 
and from Mr. Humber's, where he thought he might be wel- 
come for what was due to him for his former service, "thear 
uppon Comming to Jacob Pudeter Uppon a Saboth day at 
Night with Feseck to tak the Next daye Jacob & his wiffe 
was Loth to Intertane him Never the Les he contineued 
theare For the spase of A Fortnight In much weknes & the 
Afforsaid Jacob & his wiff desiring him to goe to goody Bar- 
eses Againe he saide he would Never goe thether Agen becaus 
of the great discatisy he had Eeseved In turning him Away 
but he had mony In M' Joseph Gardner hand & thoase that 
did most for him In his weknes should have what he had If 
god took him Away & If he Lived he hoped to make them a 
Eecompense." Sworn, 28: 4: 1672, before Wm. Hathorne, 
assistant. 

Joseph Fouler, aged about thirty-one years, deposed that 
"being sent For to watch with Peter Comey one Night when 
he was very wek & the same Night It plesed god to take him 
out of this world . . . seing him in a weke condition I de- 
sired to know of him how It was with him & how hee had 
ordered w* he had he Answered that he was very wek but 
only For hys outward Astate he had Given Itt to Jacob 
Pudeter & his wiffe only a par of shews which he was not 
Abell to expres to how he Intended them." Sworn, 28: 4: 
1672, before Wm. Hathorne, assistant. 

Inventory of the estate of Peter Commu, which was left 
at Jacob Pudeter's, taken Feb. 14, 1671-2, by Joseph Grafton 
and John Grafton: Three pare of Breches, Hi.; 3 Cots, Hi. 



THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 275 

OS.; 1 Rug, 15s.; shewes & stockings, 10s.; 2 old sheets, 1 
pare Drawers, 3 Hancachers, 2 Neck Cloths, 7s.; 2 hats, 6s.; 
a wascoot, 5s. ; a belt & a pare of old Gloves, 4s. ; a par of 
Drawers, wascot & a par of stockins, 6s. 

Attested in Salem court 28 : 4 : 1672 by the administrator. 
Essex County Quarterly Court Files, vol. 18, leaf 140. 

Estate of John Neal of Salem. 

"I John Neale of Salem, Senior, being sick & weake but 
of pfect memory Blessed be the Lord, doe make this my last 
will & testament, this 3<* of may 1672. Imp' whereas it is 
to be under stood, as by the last will & testament of my 
father in law, frances Lawes deceased the house outhouses 
& land adjoyning &c as is exsprest in the said will will be to 
the use of my beloued wife while shee Hues & further I doe 
giue & bequeath unto mary my beloued wife that pcell of 
land I! caled Tuckes lott|| containing about fower acres in- 
closed & lying in the Towne, for the time of her life, ex- 
cepting on quarter of an acre of it, which s'' quarter of an 
acre to the northward corner next the highwaye I giue & 
bequeath to my Daughter Lidea Hart & to her heires law- 
fully begotten of her owne body, for euer. 

"It I giue vnto my said wife, one dozen of napkins & a 
board cloath & 6 pillow beers, which shee shall make choyce 
of. It besides the bed & furniture giuen her by her s^ fa- 
ther, I giue & bequeath to her, one third p* of all my catteU 
and moueable goods & estat undisposed of heare after in 
this my will, that is to be understood when my debts are 
paid which my will is should be paid out of that p* of my 
estat to say my catell & moueable goods. 

"It I giue vnto my son, Jeremiah neale, that dwelling house 
& all the ground adjoining, (to say that house he now liueth 
in) except one acre of the land which I giue & bequeath 
to John my son Jeremiahs son, to be possest of it when he 
come of age, & alsoe excepting that end of the house from 
the chimney to the westward, & the use of halfe the oarchard 
& of about one quarter of an acre of y^ ground for a garden & 
yeard room & which my will is that my son John neale shall 
haue the free use of he keeping of it in repaire untill such time 
as my son John shall come to enjoy after his mothers de- 
cease y^ aforesaid pcell of land caled Tuck lott &|| then 
the whole to be to my son Jeremiah || and alsoe, it is to be 
understood, that my son Jeremiah neale is to pay out of the 
said house & land, aforesaid, to my two grandchildren, Mary 



276 THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

& Sara neale, his two children, ten pounds each of them 
paiable at age or maried, Alsoe I glue to my son Jeremiah 
that peece of salt marsh I bought of the widdow moore & 
alsoe a peece of fresh meddow, by goodells lott soe caled. 
It I giue vnto my wife the time of her life halfe that lott 
of ten Acres by Bracketts, for her use together with the other 
halfe, left her by her father & after her decease, I giue it 
to my son Jeremiah to Injoy it wholy to himselfe & his heares 
foreuer. 

"It I giue to my son John neale, that pcell of land caled 
tucks lott after his mothers decease, as is intimated before, 
excepting y* quarter of an acre giuen to his sister Lidea: 
alsoe I giue & bequeath to my son John neale, that ten 
acre lott caled Herberts Lott, and my will is that my son 
John shall pay or cause to be paid, to my daughter Lideas 
child Lidea, when she coms of age or maried ten pounds out 
of y^ s*^ Tuckes & Herberts Lott, & in case y® s*^ Lidea my 
grand child doe not suruiue tell y* time then to pay it to y*" 
next of age of y® suruiuing children of my daughter Lidea 
It I giue to my son Jonathan, the one halfe of the twenty 
Acres caled Loofes lott, be it more or less: It I giue & be- 
queath to my son Jeremiah, my son Joseph & my daughter 
Lidea that fifteene acres land, caled watsons & Hales lott, 
to be equally devided betweene them, only it is to be vnder- 
stood that my will is that the third p* to my daughter Lidea, 
is to be to her & [her] heirs lawfully begotten of her owne 
body for euer It I giue to my son Joseph, that Acre of salt 
marsh adjoyning to the land of John Eowden 

"It I giue to my Daughter Liddea: & to her heirs lawfully 
begotten of her owne body, the other halfe of Loofes lott soe 
caled, provided her mother, doe see cause & she cary it to 
her mother in a dutiful & penetenciall maner It I giue vnto 
my son Jeremiah neale & his son Jon : to my son John, Jona- 
thanan, Joseph & daughter Lidea, that swamp caled Adameses 
swamp, to be equally devided betweene them & my will is 
that my Daughter Lideas p* is to be to her & to her heires 
lawfully begotten of her owne body It after all my debts 
are paide my will is & I giue & bequeath the other two 
thirds of my cattle & moueable goods & estate to be equaly 
devided betweene my fine children to say Jeremiah, John, 
Jonathan, Joseph & Lidea. 

"I doe desire my Loueing freinds, majo"" wm. Hathorne, 
Cap* waiter price & Hilliard Veren sen"" to be my ouer seers 
of this my will to whome I refer the devission of that p* of 



THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 277 

my land to be devided or goods, amongst my children, soe 
that it may be equall & for theire peace. Lastly I doe ap- 
popit my i3eloiied wife, & my son Jeremiah to be my execu- 
tors of this my last will and testament." 

John (his mark) Neale. 

Witness : Wm. Hathorne, sr., Walter Price, Hilliard Veren, 
sr. 

Proved in Ipswich court 28: 4: 1673 by Maj. William 
Hathorne, Capt. Walter Price and Hilliard Veren, 

Inventory taken 5:4: 1672, by Hilliard Veren and John 
Pickering: Four acres of land inclosed called Tuckes lot, 
90li.; a dwelling house in which Jeremiah Neale lives with 
the ground adjoyning, about 5 acres, 150li.; 3-4 of an acre 
of saltmarsh bought of widdow more, 71i. 10s.; about 3-4 
of an acre of fresh meddow by Goodells lott, soe called, 71i.; 
5 acres of land by Good : Brackett's, lOli. ; 10 acres called 
Herbert's lott, 25li. ; 20 acres more or less called Loofes lott, 
401i. ; 15 acres called watsons & Hales lott, 351i. ; an Acre more 
or less of salt marsh by John Eowden's, 1011.; about 8 acres 
of upland & swamp called Adamses swamp, 301i. ; 5 cowes, 
loli. ; 6 oxen & 3 steers, 391i. ; 3 yearlings, 2 calves, 5li. ; 1 
horse & 2 mares, 31i. yf alive, 81i. ; 18 ewes, & weathers & 
rams, llli. 4s.; 4 swin with sucking piggs, 2li. 4s.; about 

5 acres of pease upon ye ground & other graine, worth little 
by reason of the drought, 21i. ; two or three old tumbrells, 
siead, chaines, yoakes, plowes, wheele barrow & other plow 
tackle, 5li. ; two guns, the lockes defective, 3 blades of swords, 
powder & bulletts, Hi. 10s. ; salt meat, 20s. ; bacon, 30s. ; 3 
hives of bees, som decayed, 10s. ; 50 Bushells Indian come 
at 30d. p., 6li. 5s.; 4 Bushells pease, 13s. 4d. ; 9 Bushels 
mault, Hi. 16s. ; dung forcks, pitchforkes, howes, axes, shov- 
ells & other tooles & old seithes, reap hoockes & other lumber. 
Hi. 10s.; tubbs, barrells, pailes & other lumber, 10s.; pew- 
ter, 3li. 6s. ; brass kettles & 2 candle stickes, pestle & morter, 
31i. 4s. ; 3 old Iron potts & drippin pan, Hi. ; 3 bras scilletts, 
chafindish, brass pott, warming pan. Hi. ; tin ware, old earth- 
ware, trayes & dishes, 10s.; fetters & old horse tackle, grin- 
ston, 12s.; 3 old spinning wheeles, 7s. 6d. ; a hauck, And- 
irons, tongues, fire shovell, bellowes & spitts, 10s.; old booke 

6 bibles, Hi. ; 6 pillow beers, a boardcloath & 1 doz. naptkins, 
Hi. 5s.; 8 pr. of sheets, 4li. 16s.; 3 shurts, 15s.; 6 pillow- 
beers, 2 board cloathes, 6 naptkins & towells. Hi. 6s. ; his 
wearing apparell, with a hatt, 511.; 4 pr. stockens, 3 pr. 
shooes, old. Hi.; about 201i. Cotton wooll, 16s.; sheepe wooll. 



278 THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

301i., Hi. 10s,; about 201i. of Hunney, 14s.; 2 old wenscot 
& 2 smale old board chests & a box & settle, Hi. 10s.; 3 or 

4 basketts, brush, looking glass & som small old things, 6s. ; 
3 yards carsey at 5s. p., 15s.; 13 yrds. hoame mad eloath, 
Hi. 16s.; about 20 yrds eloath at the weavers, 2li. 10s.; about 
40 yrds. at the weavers, 31i. ; lOli. linen yarne, Hi. ; a greene 
rugg, 18s. ; reg rug, 14s. ; old red rugg, 8s. ; 3 pr. of old 
blanketts. Hi. 10s.; 12 chaires, 2 stooles, 2 tables. Hi. 6s.; 
the feather beds, bolsters, sheets, blanketts, covering & ap- 
purtenances, 31i, 10s.; a flock bed, bolster, sheets, blanketts, 
covering & appurtenances, 2li. 10s. ; a truckle bedstead, 21i. ; 
curtaines & vallens, Hi. ; cotten yarne, 4s. ; 1 pr. pillowbeers, 
4s. ; scales & waites, 5s. ; a pcell of cheese. Hi. ; cash, 31i. ; 
a bedsteed, rope & matt, Hi. 5s.; 18 cord of wood in ye 
woods, 9s.; a canoe, 12s.; 400 of board, 16s.; oweing to the 
estate, 251i. 12s. 3d.; total, 593li. 14s. 7d. Estate debtor, 
12111. 14s. Id. Added to the inventory, barn apprized by 
Mr. Bartholmew Gedney & John Pickering, 231i. 

Attested in Salem court 28: 4: 1672, by Mary, the relict. 
Essex County Quarterly Court Files, vol. 18, leaves 142, 143. 

Inventory of the estate of Mary Mansfeild, executrix of 
her former husband, John Neale, of what goods was 
left at her decease, that she was possessed of, taken 7 : 7m : 
1681, by Hilliard Veren and Benjamin Gerrish: 2 chests, 
lis.; 1 bedsted, 10s.; 3 boxes, 3s.; 2 stooles, 2s. 6d. ; 9 
chaires, 12s.; warming pan, 8s.; 3 skilletts, 6s.; 1 chafen- 
dish, 2s. 6d. ; 1 three pint pott, 2s. ; 1 brass candlestic, 7s. ; 
gridiron, 2s. 6d. ; 1 pr. tongs, 12d. ; 1 bread grater 18d., 1 old 
frying pan, 2s. 6d. ; 1 pr. doggs, 2s.; pr. cobirons, 2s. 6d. ; 
1 Kittle, 30s.; 1 small Kittle, 5s.; 1 pr. holl. pillobyes, 3s.; 

1 pr. Lacet pillobyes, 3s.; 2 single pillobyes, 2s. 6d. ; pr. 
cotton pillobyes, 2s. 6d. ; 2 pr. cotton sheets, 25s.; 1 holl. 
sheet, 5s. ; 2 silver spoones, 17s. ; 5 occume, 12d. ; cashe, 41i. 
8s. 6d. ; 1 purse, 6d. ; gold ring, 12s.; bed, 2 bolsters, 3li. 
4s. ; two pillows, 6s. ; 1 pr. blanketts muche wome, 7s. ; rugge, 
10s. ; coverled, 3s. ; 5 curtaines old, 6s. 6d. ; 1 old hatchell, 
2s. 6d., 1 course table cloth, 7s. 6d. ; 5 small towells, 2s. 6d., 

2 old table cloths, 4s. 6d, ; 1 doz. napkins, 15s.; 1 bell, 2s. 
6d. ; 5 shifts. Hi. 2s.; 1 old bible, 2s.; 1 old weskott, 2s.; 
box with irons, 18d. ; 2 old aprons, 3s.; 19 dressings, 9s.; 

5 woomens neckcloths, 5s.; 3 cappes, 2s. 6d. ; 6 quoives, 2s.; 
19 bands, 2s., old Linning with a mans cap, 3s. ; 2 pr. wome 
Leather gloves, 18d. ; 4 pr. cotton, 2s. ; 1 silk hoode, 2s. 6d. ; 
1 old silk hood & hankerchef, 3s. 6d.; 1 silk handkercheife, 



THE PROBATE EECOKDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 279 

2s. 6d., 1 paragon handerchief & cape, 4s. 6d. ; 2 speckled 
handkercheifs, 12d. ; 2 quoives & 2 handkercheifs well 
worne, 18d. ; 3 pr. old stockins & 1 pr. old shoes, 4s.; 1 
hatt, 6s. ; old fashond well worne hatt, 2d. ; 2 old ones, 12d. ; 
1 old pr. bodices, 15d., 1 sad colored gound, 13s. 3d.; 1 penis- 
toon coate, 5s. ; 1 cotton coate, 4s. 6d. ; 1 old gound, 6s. ; 
1 old coat, 4s. ; 1 old cloke, 3s. ; 1 riding hood, 2s. 6d. ; 1 safe- 
guard, 4s.; 1 little bl. seag cloak, 12d. ; 1 old riding hood, 
12d., 3 old homespun peticoats, 8s.; 2 old cloth wescoates, 
4s., 1 searge wescoat worne, 6s. ; 4 green saye aprons, 8s. ; 
1 pr. britches, 6s.; 1 pr. bl. britches & coat with itt, lis.; 
1 remnant Kersy, 3s. ; 2 old wescoats, 2s. ; pinsers, brand & 
some other old things, Is. 6d. ; pestle & morter, 12s., bras 
pott & pott hooks. Hi.; 1 trivett, 2s., bras Ladle & chany 
porringer, 3s. ; earthern pott, 6d., & some other trifles. Is. 
3d. ; 3 trayes, 2 or 3 wooden dishes, 5s. ; brush, nedle box 
with some nedles. Is. ; silver bows for spectacles, 18d., peper 
box, 2s.; 1 old carpett, 12d., 2 Linsy woolsy aprons, 2s. 6d. ; 
grindstone & crank, 5s.; 1 old table, 4s.; spit, 3s.; 1 muffe, 
12d. ; parcell of pewter, much of itt old. Hi. 14s. ; 3 haifers, 
35s. pr. head & earlin cafe, 15s., 61i. ; 1 cafe, 10s. ; 1 chaine, 
12d.; due for rent from Jeremiah Neale, 15s.; John Fisk, Jr. 
is Dr., 10s.; total 39li. 18s. 

The estate is Dr. to Joseph Neale the remainder of a legasy 
given by his grandfather Lawes, 31i. 10s. ; Jere. ISTeale due to 
him for rent. Hi.; Joseph Neale the remainder of a legacy 
given by his father. Hi. 19s. 10 l-2d. ; Sergt. Mansfield, 
10s. ; charges about the estate & pd. ye cleark & my time 
& other exspences, 2li. ; total, 81i. 19s. 10 l-2d. 

Attested in Ipswich court Sept. 27, 1681 by Jerymiah 
Neale, administrator. Essex County Prolate Files, Docket 
19,173. 

Jeremiah Neale* [Lt. copy] administrator of the estate 
of Mary Mansfield, deceased, executrix of the estate of her 
former husband John Neale, brought in an inventory of about 
311i. Ordered 28: 4m: 1681 that the estate be divided into 
six shares, Jeremiah Neale, the eldest son, to have two shares 
as a double portion, the other four shares to Jonathan and 
Joseph Neale, and the widow Ann Neale for the use of her 
children and the children of Jonathan Hart that he had by 
Lidea Neale. Ipswich Quarterly Court Records, vol. 5, page 
370. 

* Copy, Essex County Probate Files, Docket 19,173. 



280 the probate records op essex county. 

Estate of William Casely of Cockwood, England. 

Inventory of the goods or clothes found, May 30, 1672, 
on hoard the ketch Eliza and Marah, when they were at sea, 
belonging to William Casely, deceased, of Cockwood in Dev- 
onshire, said Casely dying when they were about seven days 
from New England, appraised by Nathaniell Pickman and 
Zebulon Hill : One Bible, 4s. ; Mr. Smiths booke of y^ great 
assiz., Is.; 1 booke ye voice of the rod, Is. 4d.; 1 Ditto Mr. 
Baxters Call to ye u[n]co[nverted], 6d. ; old Coattes, Hi.; 
2 pr. of Bretches, Hi. 2s.; 2 pr. of Drawrs, 14s.; 3 pr. of 
stockens, 6s. ; 3 pr. of Gloves, 3s. ; 3 Wastcoates, 8s. ; 1 dublet, 
5s.; 2 old Coates & 3 pr. old britches, 4s.; 3 shurtts, 12s.; 
2 Capes, 6s.; 1 pr. of worsted stockens, 3s. 6d. ; 1 Speckled 
neckcloth. Is. 6d.; 1 Cod Line and Lead, 3s.; 1 Mackll. line 
& Lead, Is. 6d. ; 1 Coate & Britches, 2 pr. of stocks & mitt- 
inges, lli. 6s.; 1 pr. of blewling Britches & 1 pr. of blew 
Drawers, 9s.; 1 feltt hatt, 3s.; 1 Sml. loocken Glass, 9s.; 
1 thousd. of pines, lOd. ; 1 Easur & pr. of sisurs & halfe of 
a hone, 2s.; 23 duz. of pypes, 5s.; 1 bl. helfd Knife, 4d.; 
4 duz. of Cod hookes, 8s.; 9 skn. of snud thrid, Is.; 8 C. 
of sparrables. Is. ; Cash, 2s. 6d. ; 1 pr. of fishing bootes, 12s. ; 
1 pr. of shoes, 5s.; 1 hatchet & old hamer, 2s.; 2 Gimletts, 
2d.; 1 Gun & lock, 10s.; a barrell, 2s.; 1 ps. of Leather to 
mend shooes wth.. Is. 4d. ; total, lOli. 8s. 3d. Said Calely 
debtor to Mr. Abra. Bartholmew for his owne & boyes pas- 
saioge, 13li. 6s. 

Attested in Salem court 28: 4: 1672 by Mr. Abraham 
Bartholmew the administrator, Essex County Quarterly 
Court Files, vol. 18, leaf 143. 

Estate of Samuel Jacobs of Ipswich. 

Administration on the estate of Samuell Jacobs, intestate, 
granted Sept. 24, 1672, to Ann, the relict, who brought in 
an inventory amounting to 30011. clear estate. There was 
one child, who was to have lOOli. when of age, and the widow 
was to enjoy the rest of the estate, but if she married, she 
was to provide security for the child's portion. Ipswich 
Quarterly Court Records, vol. 5, page 175. 

Inventory of the estate of Mr. Samuell Jakob, late of Ips- 
wich, taken July 3, 1672, by John Appleton, Samuell Apple- 
ton and John Whipple: in the hall, in pewter, lOli. lis.; 
tin ware, 13s. 6d. ; ockanim spones, 6s. 6d. ; thre Iron 



THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 281 

candlsticks, 4s. 6d. ; 3 bras candlstiks, 10s.; one bras 
pestle, two bras Kivers, 4s. 6d. ; one fowling peec, one 
niusquit, 31i. 10s.; a easse of pistils and houlsters, Hi. 
10s.; one Jacke, 20s.; one spit, 6s. 6d. ; one shrediug Knif 
with sellers & clever, 3s.; one peele and a payer of large 
tonges, 10s.; two boxe Irons and heaters, 10s.; one Cubburd, 
thre joyned stooles, 16s. 6d. ; fower chayers, two stooles, 9s.; 
fower Cuchins and other small things, 12s.; a plaate, Roape 
and a state and other things, 4s. ; two baskits, a small trunck, 
8s. In the parlor: in plate, 61i. 16s. 6d. ; firpan, tonges and 
bellis, 2li. ; a Cloeke, 5li. ; one table, thre Chayers, Hi. 3s.; 
eight Cushins, 3li. 2s.; two Carpits, Hi. 7s.; thirty yds. of 
Cloth, 61i. 15s.; five yds. and a half of Cloth, Hi. 15s. 9d.; a 
fowlded serene & a remnant of Cloth, Hi. 18s.; books, 21i. 
In the litle parler : a Limbik with top and botum, 5li. ; one 
bedsted. Hi.; Linon yerne, 43 pownd, 4li. 16s.; thre wheles, 
som tere flax & a hare line, Hi. 3s. 9d. ; nayels, 10s. ; a chayer, 
2s. 6d. ; his waring Clothes woolin and liuone, with hats and 
bootes, 17li. Is. In the parlor Chamber: eurtins, valents, 
71i. ; a Euge and two blankits, 3li. 6s. ; fether bed, two bol- 
sters, 61i. 15s.; grat bedsted, trundlbed with cord and mat, 
Hi. 6s. ; one bedcase and a Euge, 21i. 8s. ; two Coverlits, 
21i. 12s. ; fower chayers with Cloth and fringes, 21i. 4s. ; fower 
stooles with Cloth and fringes. Hi. 8s. ; table and Carpit 
and a grat Chayer, 2li. 17s. ; Andeirons, Looking glas, lli. 
7s.; glases and a case of Knives, lis.; glases and cheny 
dishes, 7s.; windo Curtins, 9s.; a truncke and a warming 
pane, lli. 2s.; one paver holon shetes, 31i. ; five shetes, 4li.; 
a Large table cloth dieper, a payer of shetes, 21i. 9s.; two 
table clothes, lli. Is. ; a duzen dieper napkins, lli. 10s. ; two 
table clothes, lli. 8s.; two table clothes, lli. lis. 6d. ; cub- 
burd clothes, lli, 12s.; seven pilowbers, sevene towels, 4li. 
8s. ; two duz. of napkins, 2li. 2s. ; a chest and thre napkins, 
19s. 6d. In the halle chamber: a Eemnant of linen and 
woolen cloth, Hi.; bedsted with curtins and valents, 2li. 
12s. ; one Euge, two blankits, 3li. 6s. ; fether heed, bolster, 
six pillows, 71i. ; a case of drawers, a cloth mate, 21i. ; one 
chayer, two stooles, lli. 4s. ; a trunck with a frame, 10s. ; 
two truncks, 21i.; one chest, one case of glasses, 16s.; fower 
boxes, 16s.; thre remnants of fine Linon, lli. 7s.; Muscado 
Endes, 12s.; a cuchin cloth, 2li.; pincuchins and swete bages, 
lli. ; childs blankits, 31i. 6s. ; thre sutes of Linon, 3li. 10s. ; 
other child Linon, 31i. ; a Looking glace, 10s.; thre yds. of 
broad Cloth, lli. 4s.; two yds. of Molecy, 12s.; six payer of 



282 THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

sheets, one od sheet, 51i. 15s.; six payer of pilowbeeres, Hi. 
10s.; five cubburd clothes, Hi. 10s.; course napkins and tow- 
els, 12s.; thre yds. of cloth, 9s.; Linon cloth, Hi.; windo 
curtains, 5s.; silke work and silk and other thinges, 8li. 
In the Little parler chamber : one bedsted, 5s. ; one covelit, 
12s. ; two blankits, Hi. ; a flockbeed, fether bolster, 21i. 10s. ; 
a heed casse, 16s. In the garat: a beedsted with a Cord, 5s.; 
a coverlit, 12s.; two blankits, 6s.; flockbeed and thre bol- 
sters, 2li. 10s. In Cattle : two steres of fower yere old, 91i. ; 
thre thre year olds, 91i. ; two two yere olds, 41i. 15s.; four 
of one year old, 7li. ; sixe calves, 21i. 8s. ; a Cow, 4li. ; a 
hors, 51i. ; one mare and f oele, 5li. ; a two year old mare, 
21i. 5s.; eighten swine, 121i. 18s.; eighten small swine, 51i. 
8s. ; ten shepe, seven Lames, 5li. 15s. Twenty five buch. Indian 
come, 31i. 6s. 8d. ; seven acers of Indian corn on the ground, 
71i. ; five axes. Hi. 4s. ; two howes, 5s. ; thre wedges, one axe, 
7s.; a spade, frowe, shave, ager, 9s.; syth with geers, 5s.; 
harow, 10s. ; Cart wheles with Iron worke, 31i. ; tumbrell, 
9s. ; chaine, 7s. ; cart rope, 6s. ; pilyon and cloth, Hi. 4s. ; 
sadle and bridle. Hi. 10s.; old sadle, 5s. In the bruhouse: a 
Larg Copper, 5li. 10s.; two Ketls, 2li. ; two scilits, lis.; 
a Chern, cowele, butter tub, 10s. ; Kelers, boules, trayes, 10s. ; 
chesmoats and other things, 5s. ; a Cows and a stann. & tubes, 
13s.; ches pres and a Keeler, 7s.; payeles, dishes, trenchers, 
10s. In the buttry : f riing pan, gridiron, 8s. ; chafingdish, 
7s.; s[i]ves, scales and boules, 5s.; sixe sackes. Hi. 4s.; ships 
woole, 6s. In the seler : two powdering tubes, 10s. ; ten bareles, 
Hi. 5s. ; a great Jugge, 3s. Bordes and plank Cart syds, 5li. ; 
laders, 12s. ; 12 acerrs of barley, 120 buch., 241i. ; six acers 
of Eye, 4li. 16s.; two acers of oats, 24 buch., 21i. 8s.; tim- 
ber boultes and a plow, Hi. 5s.; two sword and a belte, 2li. 
15s.; total, 35611. 10s. 6d. Due from Mr. John Paine of 
Boston, 4li. 

Attested in Ipswich court 24: 7m: 1672 by Ann Jacob, 
widow of Samuell Jacob. 

Debts due to Mr. Wainwright, 291i. 10s. 2d.; John Pen- 
gillap, 2li. 3s.; Deacon Goodhew, 5li. 19s. 8 l-2d.; Joseph 
Fellowes, 21i. ; Mr. Eobert Paine, Sr., Hi. 8s. 6d. ; Deacon 
Knowlton, 21i. 7s.; my Uncle Samuell Appleton, Hi. 4s.; 
my brother Eichard Jacob, Hi. 9s. 9d. ; sundry small debts 
about 5li. ; funerall charges, 4li. 14s.; total, 55li. 16s. 1 l-2d. 
To the Doctor not known. 

Essex County Probate Files, Docket 14,727. 



the probate records of essex county. 283 

Estate of John Soolart of Wenham. 

"The verball Will of John Soolart of Wenham in the 
County of Essex Ordinarie Keeper, about three or foure 
mounths before his death as Atests Abraham Martine and 
Lewis Ford, this 25*^ September 1672 Wee the aboue sd 
Deponants, I Lewis Ford being in the rome where my master 
and Dame was, he spake to me to call in Abraham Martin 
which I did and when wee were both come in he sayed, I 
being often troubled with faynting Fits and doe aprehend I 
haue not long to Hue, My Will therefore is that after my 
decease my Wife shall haue the vse of my wholle estate for 
her selfe dureing the time of her Widowhood (and for the 
bringing vp of the chilldren that were with her, as Lewis 
Sayth, which clause only Abraham doth not remember) and 
if shee should marrie he did then giue her a third part of 
all his Estate, and the rest of the estate his Will was that it 
should be deuided amongst the chilldren as he sayd. 

"This Honored Court may be pleased to vnderstand, That 
when the aboue mentioned will was declared by my Husband, 
John Soolart, as the witnesses doe avouch, that my Eldest 
Sonne John was not then in the Country but my Husband 
had giuen him a parcell of Land in ^vrighting w*^** accord- 
ing to his declared intent should bee his portion, but he by 
the prouidence of God coming home againe betwene the time 
of the abouesayd Will and his decease, John did deliuer up 
the wrighting againe Expressing his desire rat^jer unto some 
other gratuitie his intentions being to follow the Sea and 
should not soe well bee able to improue Land, Where upon 
my Husband did againe say to me and declared it to me as 
his very will, that if he died I should haue the use of his 
wholle estate for my selfe and the bringing vp of the chill- 
dren dureing the time of my Widowhood, and if I should 
marrie then I should haue one third part of the estate to 
my selfe, and my Eldest Sonne John should have a duble 
portion out of the remainder, and the rest of the estate 
should be equally deuided amongst the rest of the Children, 
this, as allsoe that which is aboue written as the wittnesses 
doe declare I doe desire to Comit with myselfe and the wholle 
case unto your Wisdoms to consider and determine as your 
Worships shall Judge equall." 

elesebeth solart. 

Inventory taken 7: 6m: 1672, by Nathaniel Putnam and 
Tho. Fiske: howses & about twenty Akrs of land with Or- 



284 THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

chard thereunto Joyneing, 16511.; twenty Akrs of Upland 
Joining to Richard Kemballs farme & 4 Akers of medow 
adjoining, 3811. ; one akre 1-3 of meadow in the Great medow, 
6li. ; about 4 Akrs 1-2 of uj^land at Lords hill, oil,; about 6 
Akrs of medow cald Thorudicke medow, 3011.; 17 Akrs of 
upland in the neck, 34li. ; 5 Akrs upland bought of John 
Batchelder, 3011. ; two oxen, lOli. ; 6 Cows, 2211. ; Sheep, 121i. ; 
one horse, 411. 10s.; mare & Colt, 4li, 5s.; swine, 12li. 14s.; 
Calves, 21i. 12s.; Powltry, 5s.; Oats in the straw & threst, 
3li. 10s.; wheate in the strawe, 15s. ; pease. Hi.; Indian Corne 
in the house 12 b., Hi. 12s.; Inglish haye in the Barne, 
411. 10s.; Indian Corne upon the land. 111. 12s.; mault & 
hopps, lli. 5s. ; Appls upon the trees, 311. ; Wine & Liquor, 
1511.; plowe & harrowe. Hi.; Cart & wheels, lli. 4s.; one 
Grindston, 10s.; one syder mill, 21i. ; Chains & fetters, 13s.; 
Beetl & wedges, 7s.; Axes & hows, 13s.; two Iron Crowes 
& Iron lumber, 16s.; pitchforks & Eaks, 3s.; sadle. Bridle, 
pilion & pannell, lli. 5s. ; one scale. Beam & empty caske & 
Beere in the Seller, 411. ; wooll, 211. ; one spineing wheell, 4s. ; 
Cards & Curry Combe, 2s. 6d. ; chees press & other wooding 
ware, lli. 5s. ; in Brarss, 311. 14s. ; two Iron splits, one pott 
hanger & Iron foott, 10s.; pewtter, 4li. ; Iron potts, pott- 
hangers & fire tongs, mortter & pestle, Brass scales & Cob 
iron, 21i, 15s.; warming pan, frjang pan, crosscutt sawe, 
hand sawe, lanthorne, lli. ; Armes, 2li. ; wareing cloathes, 
5li. ; plate & mony, 91i. 13s. 6d. ; two Chests, 10s.; Tabls, 
forms. Chairs, Cushings, spade, smootheing Iron, 2li. 2s.; 
Butter & Cheese, 211. 10s.; Beding, sheets. Curtains, valents, 
Bedsteads & board lining, 221i. ; sith, sickle, 6s. ; Booke Debt, 
lOOli.; sope & sugar. Hi.; total, 57511. 13s. Debts: to Mr. 
Browne of Salem to be paid in money, 4311. 16s. 3d.; Stephen 
Hasket, 211. 2s. ; John Batchelder, 25li. ; Joseph Lovet, 21i. 
10s. ; total, 7311. 8s. 3d. 

Attested in Ipswich court Sept. 24, 1672 by Elizabeth 
Soolart, administratrix of the estate of her late husband. 

Essex County Probate Files, Docket 25,861. 

Administration on the estate of John Sorlah, intestate, 
granted Sept. 24, 1672, to Elizabeth, the relict. An inven- 
tory of 50011. clear estate being presented, court ordered to 
the widow, 16511., and two of the daughters having received 
their portions, as appeared by an acquittance, and seven chil- 
dren yet remaining, court ordered to the eldest son John a 
doul)le portion, 8411., and to rest of the six 4211. each, namely, 
Sarah, Hanah, Martha, Joseph, Abigaill and Bethia, as they 



THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 285 

come of age. Upon condition that said John wait for his 
portion until his mother's death, he was to have his portion 
out of the homestead, and if he had occasion to build he 
was to have one acre of land next the highway about the 
place where Spaldens house stood, he fencing it; he was to 
have all the land for his whole portion as it was appraised 
in the inventory and the rest of the land to be security for 
the payment of the other children's portions. Ipswich 

Quarterly Court Records, vol. 5, page 176. 

Whereas John Solart of Wenham died intestate, and the 
court Sept. 24, 1678 having made a division and settlement 
of the estate between Elizabeth the w^idow and the seven 
youngest children, since which time Joseph Solart one of 
the aforesaid seven children hath died and we considering 
ourselves the lawful heirs to the estate of our brother Joseph 
Solart petition the court 30: 9m: 1682, to consider the case 
and order a division of the estate ordered by the Ipswich 
court to Joseph Solart, amongst the surviving children of the 
said John Solart. Signed Elizabeth wife of Joseph Lovett, 
Hannah wife of John Trask, Sarah Solart, Martha, wife of 
Thomas Kilham, Abigail wife of Mordecai Larcom, Bethiah 
Solart and John Edwards in behalf of the children which 
he had by Mary the daughter of John Solart. 

The court at Salem 28 : 9 : 1682, granted that the interest 
of the said Joseph Solart be equally divided amongst the rest 
of the children now surviving. Essex County Quarterly 
Court Files, vol. 38, leaf 149. 

Estate of Philip Stanwood, Sr. of Gloucester. 

Administration on the estate of Philip Stainewood, intes- 
tate, granted Sept. 24, 1672, to Jane, the relict, and an in- 
ventory amounting to 871i. being brought in, court ordered 
the estate to remain in her hand while she remains a widow. 
She was not to dispose of any of the land and if she married, 
she was to acquaint the court that further action might be 
taken. Ipswich Quarterly Court Records, vol. 5, page 176. 

Inventory of the estate of Phillep Stainwood, Sr., of Glou- 
cester, taken 8: 6m: 1672, by Steven Glover, James Davis 
and Thomas Riggs: The hous, upland and medow, 501i. ; 
neatt Cattell, 161i. ; one younge hors, 21i. ; sheep, 41i. ; anvell, 
bellowes & other Iron, ,51i. ; swine, 4li. ; muskett and sword, 
Hi. 10s.; wearing Cloths, Hi. 10s.; beding and housell stufe, 
31i.; total, 871i. 

Attested in Ipswich court Sept. 34, 1672 by An Stainewood. 



286 THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

Jane Stainewood now Jane Pearce, being appointed ad- 
ministratrix of the estate of her late husband Phillip Staine- 
wood, and now married to another man, the children that 
are of age desiring their portions, the said administratrix 
and her children having come to the following agreement, 
ask the court to confirm the same : the two eldest sons, Phillip 
and John Stainewood to take the land and pay to the rest 
of the children 5li. a piece as they come to age, and that 
the land stand bound for the payment thereof; also it is 
agreed between the said sons and their father in law that 
in leiu of their mother's thirds he shall have a cow, 6 sheep 
and a load of hay as long as their mother lives, the sons to 
pay all the debts of their father's. 

Wm. Sergent testified 30:7: 1673, that he was present 
when the mother and three of the eldest agreed to this, and 
she told him the other agreed to what she should do. 

Allowed by the Ipswich court 30: 7: 1673. 

Essex County Probate Files, Docket 26,229. 

Estate of Thomas Whittridge of Ipswich. 

Administration on the estate of Thomas Whitridge, intes- 
tate, granted Sept. 24, 1672, to Robert Morgan and Eichard 
Norman, who were ordered to bring in an inventory. Ipswich 
Quarterly Court Records, vol. 5, page 176. 

"A declaration of the verball will of Thomas Whittridge 
deceased which wee Robert morgan & Richard Norman pre- 
sent vnto this honoured Court now sitting and in reference 
to their Consill desiring their helpe: vnder submission to 
their godly dispose 

"Our brother Thomas Whittridge being sicke Sent Vnto 
mee Robert Morgan: by 2 of his Sonnes desiring me with 
Speede to [send] to our brother Richard norman : & that wee 
together would come Vnto him; which wee Accomplished & 
tarried not long: Uppon the 21**^ of August last past wee 
went to the howse of ou"" brother : who findinge him Vppon 
his bedd: after mutuall greting & talke about gods Seuerall 
dispensations towards vs in Ho""! relations in generall: & to 
him & his family in pticular; he said hee had beine verry 
sicke but yesterday m"" newman administeringe phisick vnto 
him hee was reuiued & something better: so comming from 
his bedd and walking to & fro in his howse spake as ffoll: 
Bretheren yow being the most Intimate with vs and dearest 
in our affectons vnto mee & yo"" sister my wife now taken 



THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 287 

from mee in whom wee putt ou"" Confidence: & in whom I 
doe Confide : of all ou"" relations remaining aliue : I haue 
theirfore Sent for yow to decla[re] my mind Unto yow, w*^** 
is this: my desire & will is not knowing whether god will 
dispose mee to death or life to Committ vnto yo^ my 3 
sonnes w*^** I had by yo' sister: withall that smale Estate y* 
god hath given mee: (then nominating his come cattle of 
eu''y kind being the principle of his estate: & naming some 
debtes to [whom] they weare due) willing us if he died wch 
he feared: to take [all his] Estate into ou"" hands & first 
to pay his debts : & the residue [to] see his 3 sonnes Thomas 
Richard, William : Whittridge : haue among [st] them deuided 
Viz to Thomas the one halfe & the other halfe equal [ly] 
deuided betweene Richard & william: & to putt his Sd 3 
Sonnes Unto trades such as they most desire : & wheare their 
affections most enclined to bee ; but with their relations rather 
then any others : if possibly wee could bring it so to passe 
And II if II hee grew worsse & intended to alter any thing of 
this his mind & will which hee engaged vs in; eyther by 
adding theirunto or diminishing theirefrom hee would send 
for his brother Morgan againe he being nearest to him in 
regard of distance of place : this having Spoken he lay downe 
vppon his bedd againe & wee according to our duty as the 
Lord enabled Vs sought unto god with him & for him by 
prer & in som tyme after departed from him: and all this 
tyme from ou' Comming Vnto him Untill our depting from 
II him II weare present his owne 3 Sonnes before mentioned: 
and his brother Sammuell Whittridge: and ||his|| Sonne in 
Law John Traske." 

Inventory of the estate of Thomas Whitteridge of Ipswich, 
taken Sept. 3, 1678, by Robert Colborne of Ipswich and 
William Flint of Salem: 2 great Oxen, lOli. ; 2 smaller oxen, 
71i. 10s.; 5 cowes & one heifer, 181i. ; one young steire, 21i. ; 

4 calves, 31i. ; 13 sheepe, 4li. 16s.; one horse wth his fur- 
niture, 4li. ; one young maire, 31i. ; 13 great Swyne, 131i. ; 
15 smaller Swyne, -ili. 10s.; 50 bushells of barley, lOli. ; 

5 bushells of wheat, Hi. ; 15 bushells of oates, Hi. 10s. ; 10 
bushells of old Indian corne, Hi. ; Indian corne standing, 
5li. ; 2 load of meadow hay, Hi. ; an old chest wth carpenters 
tooles & other old lumber, Hi. 10s.; one muskett & a frying 
pann, 17s.; pewter, 17s.; Apples uppon the trees, Hi.; brasse, 
2 kettls, 1 skillett, 14s.; 2 Iron potts, 18s.; wooden ware, 
10s.; 2 hatts. Hi.; his wearing cloathes, 2li. 10s.; her wearing 
cloathes, 31i. ; one sword, belt & smoothing Iron, 10s.; bedd- 



288 THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

ing, Hi. 10s.; chajTies & yoakes wth ye tackling, Hi. 10s.; 
in Mr. Eicharcl hubbards hands, 4li. ; total, 10811. 12s. 

Attested in Ipswich court Mar. 25, 1673 by Eichard Nor- 
man. 

Account of the debts of Tho. Whitterige: to Mr. Hinks- 
man his Landlord, 16li. Bs. ; Capt. Corwin for cloathes for ye 
children, lOli. ; Mr. Gooding, Hi. 5s.; Mr. Goodman Hutton, 
61i. 19s.; Goodman Noulton, 14s. 6d.; Tho. Noulton, lOs. 4d.; 
John Whitterige, 2li. lOs. ; Samuell Whitterige, 12s. ; Daniell 
Davison, llli. 5s.; Goodman Colburn, 6s.; Mr. Coggsell, 10s.; 
John Salau, 5li. ; Lott Connott, Hi. 15s. ; Eichd, Stagwayes, Hi. 
8s. 7d. ; Joseph Morgan, 18s. ; Mr. Emmery, 12s. ; Eichard Nor- 
man, 3li. ; Capt. Curwin, 4li. 12s. 6d.; Elder Payne, Ipswich, 
3li. 10s. ; Sachwell, Hi. 10s. ; Eobert Bradford, 12s. ; Isaac Hull, 
3s. 9d. ; Eobert Morgan and Eichard Norman, for tyme and 
Charge, 4li. ; Mr. Numan, 51i. ; the Constable of Epseg, 10s. ; 
Samuel Whitteridges Debt at Jonathan Wades, Hi. 2s. ; your 
owne account at Jonathan Wades, 2s. 7d. ; total, 84li. 6s. 7d. 

Attested in Ipswich court Mar. 25, 1673 by Eichard Nor- 
man. 

Essex County Probate Files, Docket 29,780. 

There being a verbal will presented to the court Mar. 25, 
1673, of Thomas Whitridge, deceased, administration was 
granted on the estate to Samuell Morgan and Eichard Nor- 
man. Ipsivich Quarterly Court Records, vol. 4, page 194. 

Estate of John Hart of Maeblehead. 

Administration was granted Sept. 24, 1672, unto Jonathan 
Hart of what estate was his father John Hart's, and of 
which he died possessed and of which Thomas T\Tiitridge 
was never legally possessed. Ipsivich Quarterly Court Rec- 
ords, vol. 5, page 177. 

Estate of Cornelius Kent of (Ipsw^ich?).* 

Administration on the estate of Cornelious Kent, intestate, 
granted Sept 24, 1672, to Francis Wainwright and Sam- 
uell Yonglove, who was to pay debts according to the inven- 
tory. Ipswich Quarterly Court Records, vol. 5, page 177. 

Inventory of the estate of Cornelius Kent taken by Na- 
thaniell Browne and William (his M mark) Dergy: 4 swine, 

* See also Eecords and Files of the Quarterly Courts of Essex 
County, Mass., vol. 5 (1916), pp. 135, 147. 



THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 289 

4li. ; three yearlings, 3li. 19s.; three cowes, 131i.; heifer, 2li. 
10s.; one Iron Harrow, 14s.; 3 tubbs & a churne, 12s. 6d. ; 
one chaire, 2s. ; tramell, 5s. Gd. ; mashing tubb, 8s. ; bedstead, 
lis.; leneing & a green apron, Hi.; Jackett, wastcot & 
pr. breeches, 2li. 12s. ; paire of bandaleers, 2s. (id. ; cloths of his 
wives & drawers, Hi.; nigg & blankett. Hi. ICs. ; one bed & 
sheete, lOs. ; 2 chaires, -is. 6d. ; chest & box, 8s. 6d.; 
pott, lis.; one shirt, 8s.; howe, 3s.; pair of breeches, 
5s.; an old jackett, 3s.; 3 barrells, 6s.; shirt & neckcloths, 
Hi. ; yard of eotten cloth, 2s. ; wollen wheele, 4s. ; litell table, 
4s. ; Shore willson Indebted, Hi. 10s. ; One Miiskit, Hi. 4s. ; 
horse, 5li. 8s. ; total, 431i. 14s. His debts : Samuell young- 
love, St., 12li. ; Deacon Goodhue, 31i. 10s.; G. Selair, Hi. 
6s. 4d. ; Darkis Pettes, 2li. 15s.; Deacon Knowlton, Hi. 12s. 
lOd.; G. Archer, Hi. 5s. 4d.; G. Kofe, 15s.; G. Danford, 15s.; 
G. Pood, Hi. 5s.; Mr. Newman, Hi, lOs. ; G. Ping, 6s.; 
G. Chote, 21i. 15s.; G. Rust, 3s.; G. Haward, 8s.; G. Benit, 
6s.; G. Dean, 9s.; G. Sayer, lOs. ; March [an]t Wainwright, 
81i. 13s. lOd.; Mr. Wilson, 13s. 9d.; Sargt. Gierke, 8s.; 
Brewer Clarke, 5s. ; total, 411i. 12s. 5d. 

Presented in Ipswich court Sept. 24, 1672. Essex County 
Prolate Files, Docket 15,353. 

Estate of Mrs. Margaret Lake of Ipswich. 

"In the Name of God Amen I Margaret Lake of Ipswich 
in America, in the shire of Essex widdow, being weake in 
body, yet of good & pfect memory & vnderstanding praised 
be God, doe Dispose of that little estate God hath lent mee 
as followeth. Inprimis I giue & bequeath vnto my Daughter 
Hannah Gallop & her Children all my land at New London, 
And also my best goune & my red Cloth pettycoate, & my 
euamiled ringe; & after her decease my will is that my 
granddaughter Hannah Gallop shall haue the said ringe; 
Also I giue unto my grandaughter Hana Gallop a paire of 
Sheetes & one of my best pewter platters, & one of the next. 
Item I give unto my daughter Martha Harris my Tapestry 
Couerlet, & all my other apparrell which are not disposed of 
to others pticulerly. Also I giue unto her my mantle, & 
after her decease to all of her Children as "they neede it. 
Also the Couerlet of Tapestry after my daughter Marthas 
decease, & I giue it to my Grandsone Thomas Harris, & 
he dying without Issue to his brother John, & so to the 
rest of the Children, Also I giue to my daughter Martha 
my Gold ringe, & my will is, that after her decease, that my 



290 THE PEOBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

grandaughter Martha Harris shall haue it. Item I giue 
to my grandaughter Martha Harris my bed & bedsted, & 
one boulster, tooe blanckets, tooe pillows, & one Couerlett. 
Item I giue to my grandaughter Elisabeth Harris, one heyfer 
at my Cosen Eppes. Item I giue to my grandaughter Mar- 
garet Harris my Carued box, & one Damaske table Cloth 
& six Damaske napkins. Item my will is that all my brass 
& pewter, with the rest of my household stuife vndisposed, 
be equally disposed, & divided amongst my daughter Har- 
rises Children. Item I give & bequeath vnto my sonne 
Thomas Harris, all the rest of my estate: viz*: my part of 
the vessell, & all my debts, &c. onely my Byble excepted, 
which I giue to my Grandsonne John Harris, and a paire 
of frenged gloues. I Appoynt my sonne Thomas Harris & 
my Daughter Martha Harris to be my Executor & Executrix 
of this my last Will & Testament, this Thirtith day of Au- 
gust, in the yeere of Grace Sixteene hundred Seuenty & tooe. 
1673." 

Margaret (her K mark) Lake. 

Witness: Thomas Knoulton, Sen., James Chute. 

Proved in Ipswich court Sept. 24, 1072 by Thomas Knowl- 
ton, and Mar. 31, 1674 by James Chute. 

Inventory taken Dec. 24, 1672, by Jolin Dane, Thomas 
Knoulton and John Lighton: all the Land which is men- 
shoned in the will at New London or nere theremito which 
the saide Mrs. Lake gave her daughter Galop before she made 
her will we menshon not the prise ; one tapestre Coverlit, 4li. 
10s. ; one bedsted, feather bead, flockbed, thre doune pillowes, 
171i. ; thre ould blankets, thre ould cuferlits, boulster and 
a pese of canvas, 3li. ; a sarge sute, a penestone petticot, 2li. 
10s. ; a parsell of waring Clothes, wastcots, petticots and 
bodis, 4li. 12s.; baking pan, 12s.; basen and Ure, 16s.; pastie 
plate, 10s.; peuter dishes, sausers, poringers, culender, 51i. ; 
peuter candelstickes, sugar box, head of a warming pan and 
a Eoster, Hi. 10s.; thre carved boxes, Hi. 10s.; two rought 
Joyne stolles. Hi. 10s. ; two hand baskets, 3s. ; two ould 
hudes, two ould silke wastcotes, one more a blacke silke one. 
Hi. 15s. ; a scarlet man tell, 4li. ; thre scarves, a hud and a 
pese of sike, 2li. 10s.; four payer of holn shets and thre 
payer and one shete, llli. ; a damask tablecloth and six 
napkines, 41i. ; sixtene napkins and fife tableclothes, 41i. 
18s. ; fower course napkins, 6s. ; fower holon piloberes 
and two others. Hi. 8s.; one promised Cubberd Cloth and 
thre pillowes cuferes, lli. 4s.; fower shifts, Hi. 16s.; hir 



THE PROBATE RECOliDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 291 

weadding shift, Hi. ; a great bible, 12s. ; a pair of gloves, 
8s.; a box of small Lining, 4li. lis.; eubard cushin, 41i. ; 
miinney 21i. 10s. ; a small box with seavarrall Samplers, 
lases and broidred works, lOli. ; a pot and two glases, 5s.; 
two gould Ringes, 31i. 10s.; a trunke. Hi. 10s.; sum bras 
and Eyorn pots and Cittelles, 4li. ; one cow, 31i, 15s.; a 
pare of stockines and a peuter pot, 6s. Debts due : Matthew 
Perry, 411. ; William Quarls, 51i. ; Ms. ipse, 41i. ; Joseph Lee, 
51i. ; parte of the barke, 121i. ; total, 14111. 7s. Debts to 
be paid: marchant wanrite, 21i. 19s. 7d. ; Decon goodhewes, 
10s. 

Attested in Ipswich court 24: 7: 1672 by Tho. Harris, 
executor. 

Essex County Probate Files, Docket 16,121. 

Estate of Eichabd Jacobs of Ipswich.* 

"In the Name of God Amen I Eichard Jacob of Ipswich 
being at y® present Sicke & weake in body but of pfect mem- 
orey and understanding, doe make my last Will & Testament 
as follows I Conmiitt my Soul vnto Almighty God, and my 
Body to a decent buriall In hope of a Blessed Resurrection 
vnto Eternall life, and my outward Estate dispose off in this 
manner Imp^ I hereby Confirme vnto my beloued wife Jo- 
hanna by this my will and testament what I haue agreed and 
engaged p a writing under my hand Dated y** third of May 
1669 To which referre for my Intentions towards hir: 2'^ 

I Confirme vnto my Son Thomas my Eldest Son now liueing, 
All my land upland and meddow on the west side of y® 
road way to Boston and about twelue acres of meddow be- 
low y** Sluce of my farme adjoyning and y" vpland within y® 
now standing fence also six or eight acres of meddow be 
it more or less bought of Henry Kemball adjoyning to m'^ 
Saltingstalls farme all which is in y*^ possession of my Said 
son Thomas, prouided my aforesaid son Thomas pay y*^ 
full Sume of fiftie shillings Unto his mother in Law my 
wife Johanna p Annum dureing the terme of life in place 
and quallitie according to agreement and also paying fifty 
pound unto his Sister Martha within one year after my 
decease if She be marryed otherwise to pay hir Eight 

II pence II p pound yearly till she be marryed or come to 
twenty eight years of age, and than she shall haue liberty 
to demaund y^ full Sume, also my Said Son shall haue free 
Egress & regress to & from the twelue Acres of meddow 
aforementioned, and is to Enjoy the twentie fiue pound Stock 

* Copy, Ipsvpich Quarterly Court Eecords, vol. 5, page 185. 



292 THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

which was formerly deliuered when he entred upon y^ Said 
farm also he shall haue the thirteen bushells of Apples p 
ann° till Seuen years be expired Out of my farm adjoyning 
to his. 3^-^ I also giue unto my son John One hundred 
pound at Ipswich in m^chantable pay within one year after 
my decease what is paid in Cattle to be rec [eived p : copy~\ my 
said Son John y^ first of May after my decease 

"4'^: I also giue unto my Son Nathaniel when he comes 
of age, half that farme near Topsfeild, Viz*, that part next 
unto Isack Cummings farme, to be pportioned equally in 
quantitie according to quallitie, and my Said Son is to pay 
thirtie shillings p ann° unto his mother in Law Johanna my 
wife dureing the terme of hir life in place & quallitie ac- 
cording to agreement, And also to pay Sixtie pound to his 
sister Judeth within a year (after possesed or come of age) 
if shee be marryed, otherwise to pay hir Eight pence p pound 
yearly till she be marryed or come Vnto twenty eight years 
of age, than she shall haue libertie to demaund y*' full sume. 
5^^: I also giue unto my Son Joseph the other half of y*^ 
same farme near Goodman Howes when he comes of age, 
And my Said Son shall pay unto his Mother in law my wife 
Johanna twentie shillings p ann"" dureing y*^ terme of hir 
life, in place & quallitie according to agreement, And also 
to pay fourty pound to y*^ Executor within one year after 
possession of y*^ farme or come of age. 6^^ : I also giue unto 
my Daughter Martha Jacob One hundred pound within a 
year after my decease if she be married otherwise to be al- 
lowed eight pence p pound yearly till she be married or 
come to twenty eight years of age, and than shall haue liber- 
tie to demaund y*^ sume aboue mentioned. That is Say hir 
Brother Thomas to pay fifty pound therof, and y*^ Executor 
y^ other fifty pound, and a considerable part thereof to be 
paid in househould stuff a fether bed w"' furniture to be 
part 7^y : I also giue unto my daughter Judeth One hundred 
pound forty pound thereof to be paid within a year after 
my decese p y^ Executor if she be marryed, otherwise to be 
allowed eight pence p pound yearly till she be marryed or 
come to twenty eight years of age haueing than liberty to 
demaund y*' said sume of fourty pound a considerable part 
whereof to be in househould stuffe a fether bed & furniture 
being part. And sixtie pound to be paid p my Son Na- 
thaniel according as he is Ingaged. 

"8*^: I also giue unto my Grandchild Lydia Jacob, one 
hundred pound to be paid % y® Executor within one year 



THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 293 

after hir marriage, or when she come of age, but if she die 
l)efore she comes of age the Estate to fall to y*^ Executor 
But if Either of my two youngest §ons should depart this 
life before they ||be|| of age to receiue their Portions Itt 
shall be equally deuided among all the rest of y® Brothers 
& sisters Suruiueing I Also giue liberty unto my Daugh- 
ter Jacob late wife ||of|| my Son Samuel now deceased to 
dwell In half y'' house she now possesseth, Thus divided viz*. 
The Parler, & Chamber, & Garrett ouer them with the little 
parler & seller under it (but y'^ Chamber ouer, & y° wash 
house to be Improued mutually between hir & the Executor) 
with y*' benifitt of the orchard adjoyning and y® the most 
Easterly Bay of the Barne and y® Leantoo adjoyning for 
hir Use, and Six Acres of tillage land half in one feild & 
half in another laid out p y® ouerseers hauing referrence to 
y'^ quallitie of y® land in each feild, and liberty to Cutt 
eight load of Hay yearly, she also shall haue liberty of 
keaping one horse, four Cowes, & ten Sheep where y® Execu- 
tor or any in his roome keap theirs. And also twelue Swine 
Small & Great, ordered according as he or they ord"": theirs. 
But if shee marry ||or remoue|| y*^ Immunities shall cease, 
and in Consideration therof my Executor shall pay hir six 
pounds p ann™ Untill the Child be marryed or till twentie 
one years of hir age be expired And then my Daughter shall 
onely ||haue|I thr[ee] pound yearly dureing hir life the [sayd 
payments : copy] to be [made : copy] 2-3 in wheat, mault, or 
porke, & one third in Indian corn. But she is to deliuer 
vp all my stock and what Estate soeuer of mine in hir hand 
or hir occupation vpon Demaund p my Executor ffurther I 
doe accquitt my daughter in law abouesaid of all dues & debts 
to me from my Son Sam" : deceased or from hirself for Rents 
or otherwise till y® date hereof, pvided she my said Daughter 
doth giue me as full an Accquittance from any claimes or 
demaund that may be made by hir or any from hir or any 
other in my abouesaid Son or Daughters rights. 

"I doe also appoint and Constitute my Son Eichard Jacob 
to be my Sole Executor of this my last will and testament, 
and doe bind ouer my farme lately Improued by my Son 
Samuel now Deaceased for the true pformance of all legacies 
Annuities, &c aforementioned: I doe also bind Ouer all the 
rest of my Lands unto my said Executor for y'' true pfor- 
mance of those legacies and annuities according as they are 
respectiuely Ingaged in my Will So my Debts, Legacies, & 
Annuities being all discharged I giue all y*^ rest of my estate 



294 THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

land debts II vnto my [fore: copy] mentioned Executor. 
I doe also [request & de : copij] sire my Louing brother Cap". 
John App [leton : copy] my Louing brother Leif * : Samuel 
Appleton, and my good ffreind m^ Richard Hubbert ||Ouer- 
seersjl of this my last Will and Testament that If in case 
any clifferance shall arise between my Executor and any of 
my Children, About the disposeing, diuideing, paying, or 
receiueing any of y*^ pmises, I doe fully Impower my afore- 
said Ouerseers or any two of them Concurring, to determine 
and settle all Such differences." 

Rich[ard] Jacob. 

"Dated the sixth day of September In y® year of our Lord 
One thousand six hundred Seuenty & two." 

Witness : John Appleton, Samuell Appleton, William Good- 
hue. 

Proved Oct. 5, 1672 by Capt. John Appleton and Lift. 
Samuell Appleton before M' Samuell SjTiionds and Maj. 
Gen. Daniell Denison. 

Inventory taken 4: 8br: 1672, by John "Whipple, Sr. and 
Thomas Burnum, Sr, : one bedsted & trundlebed with lines 
and matts (in ye Parler), Hi, 6s,; Curtaines, vallents, cur- 
taine rods with a ps. of curtaine at ye head. Hi. 15s.; one 
fether bed, 5li. ; two blanketts, 12s.; one coverlid, lis,; one 
sheett, 10s.; one pillow, one boulster, 35s.; Six Cushins, 18s.; 
4 cushins, 8s.; one Carpett, 8s,; one long table, 16s.; four 
Joint stooles, 10s. ; one cushin stool, 2s. 6d. ; two flag chaires, 
4s. 6d. ; one 3 Square chaire, 4s.; fower Lether chaires, 32s,; 
one chest of drawers, 35s.; one great Chest, 16s.; one case 
wth knifes, 6s,; pr, of Cobirons, 12s.; one sword, 10s.; 2 pr. 
of gloves, 3s.; 8 yd. of dowlis, Hi. 6s. 8d.; one ell of fus- 
tion, 2s. 6d, ; 2 shirts, 15s.; 1 old shirt, 2s.; a box iron & 
heaters, 3s. ; one doz. napkins, 8s. ; one bedsted, 25s. ; matt 
& bed line, 3s. 6d, ; Curtaines, vallents and curtain rods, 15s.; 
one coverlid, 32s.; one old coverlid, 8s.; 3 old blanketts & 
ps. of carpet, 18s. ; one lether Chaire, 8s, ; a flag bottome 
chaire, 2s.; one high chest, 15s.; one pine chest, 8s,; chest, 
5s.; 411i. yarn, 4li. 2s. 3d.; 81i. yarn, 16s.; fetherbed, one 
pillow & 2 bowlster waighing lOSli., 5li. 13s.; one pr. of 
sheets, 16s.; 2 fether pillowes, 7s.; 1 doz. trenchers, 18d. ; 
two blanketts, 14s.; one childs baskett, 12d.; cubberd cushin, 
18d. ; cushion stool, 2s.; one chest, 4s.; bedsted cord & matt, 
12s. ; fether bed & bowlster waighing 991i. wth ye ticking, 
51i. 15s.; red Coverlid, lOs;; one blankit, 8s.; 2 sheets, lis.; 



THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 295 

bedsted, cord & matt, 10s.; one old Coverlid, 4s.; a thick 
coverlid, 7s.; two old blanketts, 3s.; one sheet, 3s.; one flock 
bed & bowlster, 24s.; Sheeps wooll, 18s.; cheese, 33s. 4d. ; 
one holland sheett, 16s.; 11 napkins, 10s.; 3 pillowbears, 
12s. ; two pr. of sheets, 32s. ; one old sheett, 3s. ; one pr. 
of new sheets, 20s.; 3 pillowbears, 7s.; 2 towels, 2s.; one 
pr. of sheets, 18s.; one sheet, 12s.; one tablecloath, 8s.; 
small cloath, 2s. ; 1 pillowbere, 2s. ; four towels, 4s. ; 2 pil- 
lowbers, 4s. 6d. ; two pillowbers, 3s. 6d. ; 3 pillowbers, 5s.; 
12 napkins, 8s.; three small table cloaths, 7s.; two more, 3s.; 
271i. of ye newest pewter, 2li. 18s. Gd. ; old pewter, 13s. 
6d. ; 9 l-21i. pewter, 19s. ; chamber pott, pint pott, beer boule 
& a pottinger, old, 10s.; two small kettles, 7s.; two skelletts, 
5s.; tinn ware, 2s. 6d. ; a great kettle, 25s.; warming pan, 
6s. 6d. ; one kettle, 10s.; one brass pan, 7s.; Tynn ware, 
16s.; 2 candlestickes, 4s.; twenty fine Swine, 21i. ; three Iron 
potts, 26s.; one Skimmer, 12d. ; ten spoones, 5s.; a little 
table, 7s. 6d. ; table leafe & forme, 5s.; five chayres, 12s.; 
two wheles, 10s. ; one whele, 3s. ; meall trough, 3 sives, 8s. ; 
a frying pan, 3s. ; one Iron drippin pan, 8s. ; spitt, shredding 
knife, 5s. ; two Juggs, 2s. ; earthen ware, 3s. 6d. ; old Tubbs, 
4s. ; 6 earthen pans, 2s. ; 2 Cream potts, 2s. ; two trayes, 2 
bowles, 4s.; 2 half firkins, 4s.; 2 powdering tubbs, 5s.; a 
Chern, 5s. ; four beer barrills, 10s. ; four small caske, 8s. 
cheese press, 4s.; 1 keeler, 2s. 6d. ; mishin tubb, 5s.; 15011 
of cheese, 21i. 10s.; butter, 15s.; fyer pan, tongs, old peele 
6s. ; large pr. of tongs & firepan, 9s. ; two trammells, 10s. 
3 pr. pott hookes, 3s. ; one fowling peice, 30s. ; two musketts 
30s. ; a great coat, 40s. ; one cloake, 30s. ; a wastcoat, 7s. 
other cloathes wth hatts, shoos, stockins, Capp & band, 41i. 
pillion, 6s. ; scales & weights, 9s. 6d. ; trammell, 3s. 6d. 
two morters & pessells, 10s.; six Oxen, 331i.; fower Oxen, 
221i. ; twelve Cowes, 481i. ; twelve sheep, 5li. ; two heifers wth 
a calf, 61i. ; two 2 year old steers, 41i. ; three pr. plow Irons 
& one plow. Hi.; five hay forkes, 5s.; beetle rings, 3 wedges, 
6s. ; two augers, one spade, 5s. ; three Sawes, 14s. ; one Adse, 
three axes, 10s. ; two hammers, pinchers, 2 chizells, 6s. ; two 
pr. hoopes for wheels, 10s.; 2 boxes, 2 Expins, 6s.; three 
chaines, 18s. ; 5 yoakes wth Irons, 12s. 6d. ; a fiocke pillow 
& boulster, 8s. ; a flaskett, 3s. ; flock bed and boulster, 30s. ; 
two blanketts, one rugg, 16s.; the two f amies adjoyning to 
mile brooke, 5501i.; the two farmes at Topsfield, 30011.; 
Sundry small debts, 41i. ; Dew pr. bill from Wm. Starling, 
121i.; from Mrs. Flintt, Hi. 10s.; total l,1201i. 9d.; about 



296 THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

fifteen bush, barly & 20 bush. Indian corn, 61i. Debts due 
from the estate about 80li. 

Attested Oct. 5, 1673 by Eichard Jacob, the executor of 
his father's estate. 

Essex County Probate Files, Docket 14,725. 

Estate of Eichaed Wells of Salisbury. 

Administration on the estate of Eichard Wells, late of 
Salisbury, granted 8:8: 1672, to his wife, Elizabeth Wells. 
Hampton Quarterly Court Records, vol. 2, leaf 4. 

Inventory taken Sept. 3, 1672, by Tho. Bradbury and 
William Buswel: in money. Hi. 6s. 2d.; his Apparrell, 
woollen & linnen, hatts & shooes, 81i. 2s.; 2 dozen & 3 nap- 
kins & 3 towells, Hi. 5s.; 6 pillow beers, Hi.; 8 payer of 
sheets, 6li. ; 4 yds. of broad cloath & 4 1-2 yds. of searg & 
a remnant, 4li. ; 2 chests, a box. Hi.; 5 cushons, 10s.; a 
chayer table & cubbard. Hi. 5s.; half headed bedstead, 
flockbed & bed matt, Hi. 5s.; 3-4 of a yd. of carsie, 4s.; 
a cabbin bedstead, trundle bed, feather bed, feather bolster, 
f ower feather pilloes, 5li. ; bookes. Hi. ; pewter, 31i. ; brass, 
Hi. 5s.; 2 Iron potts, 1 Iron kettle, pot hooke, racks, frying 
pan, smoothing Iron, fire shovell, tongs & spitt. Hi. 13s. 
muskett, sword, belt, bandeleroes, Hi.; yarne & wooll, 4li. 
rugg & coverlets, Hi. 10s. ; saddle & leather skinns, Hi. 10s. 
Indian corne, 30 bu., 4li. 10s.; English corne in ye barne 
20 bu., 41i. ; about a bushell & halfe of salt & 3 pound of 
hopps, 7s.; beetle, 3 wedges, 3 Axes, 2 Augers, 10s.; some 
chaiers, 5s,; a to comb parsell & trowell, 3s.; other Iron 
tooles, 10s. ; five selves, 3s. ; 3 spinning wheeles, 5s. ; Im- 
plements of husbandrie, 21i.; Implements for ye darie, 10s.; 
juggs & glasses, 5s. ; 5 payles, 2 tutoes, 10s. ; about a firkin 
of soap, 10s. ; butter & cheese, 41i. ; 4 Oxen, 201i. ; 2 steers, 
71i.; 5 cowes, 17li. 10s.; 1 3 yere old, 1 2 yeare old & 2 
yearlins, 2 calves, 91i. 10s.; 7 sheep & lambes, 21i. 10s.; 
swine, 2li. 10s. ; bacon, 8s. ; one old mare, 1 horse, one two 
yeare old, 1 fole, lOli. ; dwelling house, hous lott, oarchyard 
& barne, 551i. ; ye planting lott, 121i. ; a ten acre lott 
towards the mill upland, lOli. ; 20 acres upland upon Meri- 
mack Eiver, 15li. ; 60 acres, 151i. ; six cowes comon, & six 
acres of meadow belonging to it, 251i. ; 4 acre lott of fresh 
marsh in ye great meadows, 201i. ; a higledee piglede lott 
of salt marsh about 3 acres, lOli. ; a sweepage lott at ye beach, 
lOli. ; 2 hides & some small skins in ye fatts undrest which 



THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 297 

we can't vallu; 12 load of hay, 6li. 9s.; total, 305li. 3s. 

Attested in Hampton court 8: 8ni : 1673 by Elizabeth 
Wells, the administratrix. Essex County Probate Files, 
DocJcet 29,314. 

Estate of Timothy Worcester of Salisbury. 

Administration on the estate of Timothy Worcester of 
Salisbury, granted 8:8: 1672, to his wife Susanna Worcester. 
Court ordered that the widow have one-half and the two 
children, Sarah and Susana, the other half, the house and 
land to remain as security for the children's portions until 
they reach the age of eighteen. The widow was to have the 
use of the children's portions for their education and bring- 
ing up. Hampton Quarterly Court Records, vol 2, leaf 4. 

Inventory of the estate of Timothie Worcester of Salis- 
bury, taken July 4, 1672, by John Ilsley and Willi. Buswell: 
the dwelling house, oarchyard & land joyning to itt, 701i. ; 
three Cowes comons, 8li. ; Swine, Hi. 2s.; Eugg, 18s.; two 
blanketts & a coverlett, Hi. 10s. ; bed, bolster & pillo, 21i. ; 
pillobeere, 2s. ; 3 sheets, fower napkins & a table cloath, Hi. 
12s. ; bedstead, courtins & vallance. Hi. 5s. ; pewter, Hi. 
3s.; brass & Iron, Hi. 4s.; cheast, 3 boxes & a cubbard, 16s.; 
earthen ware, 2s. ; cradle, chayre, wooden ware & household 
implements. Hi.; smoothing Iron & Sive, 3s.; total 90li. 17s. 
Debter to one of Salem about 191i.; Mr. Ghekly, 21i.; Wil. 
Townes, Hi. 10s. ; Josef french, 15s. ; John Severence, 3s. ; 
total, 231i. 8s.; the estate owed by Steven fla[n]drs, 6s. 

Attested in Hampton court 8 : 8m: 1672 by Susana Woster. 
Essex County Probate Files, Docket 30,677. 

The Court 14: 2: 1672, ordered Henry Ambros, upon giv- 
ing in personal security for the portions of the children of 
Timothie Worcester, which said Timothy had by Susanah, 
his wife, now the wife of said Ambros, to the satisfaction of 
Major Eobert Pike and Mr. Samll. Dalton, should be released 
of his former security on house and land. Salisbury Quar- 
terly Court Records, vol. 2, leaf 30. 

Benjamin Sanborn of Hampton, N. H., acknowledged the 
receipt from Henry Ambrose and Susannah his wife, the 
whole sum that belonged to Sarah his wife, of her father 
Timothy Woorster's estate. 

Signed and sealed 4: 9m: 1691. Witness: Benja. Swett, 
Jacob Bafford. 



298 THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

Moses Pike of Salisbury acknowledged the receipt from 
Henry Ambross and Susannah his wife, of Salisbury, the 
whole sum that belonged to Susanna his wife, of her father 
Timothy Woorster's estate. 

Signed and sealed May 31, 1697. Witness: Joseph Stock- 
man, John Grelly. 

Essex County Probate Records, vol. 310, page 30. 

Estate of Mrs. Susanna Shatswell of Haverhill. 

Administration on the estate of widow Satchwell, late of 
Haverhill, granted 8:8: 1673, to Hananiell Bosworth and 
Jno. Griffyn, who were ordered to appear at the next Salis- 
bury court. Hampton Quarterly Court Records, vol. 2, leaf 5. 

Inventory of the estate of the widow Shatswell, deceased 
May 3, 1672, taken May 23, 1672 by William White and 
Henry Palmer : the house & orchard & home lott, 40li. ; 
land in the plaine, 301i. ; East meadow, 121i. ; A parcell of 
North meadow, 15li. ; 4 oxe comons land 22 acres, 221i. ; A 
4th devission of upland, 201i. ; platter, candlstick & sum 
brasse, 18s. ; 3 hogsheads, Keeler, two chests, wooden ware 
16s.; warming pan, tramell, broch hamer, spindle, hatchet 
Hi.; brass kittle, 8s.; head peece, coslett, sword, picke, 31i. 
2 acrese & halfe of land more, lOli. ; aleaven commanidges 
221i. ; 4 Iron woops for cart hookes & twists, 18s.; cow, 3li. 
shear, coulter, frow, pillin, 13s.; fether bed, bosters, cotton 
Eug, blancuts, sheets, 7li. ; silk hood & smale lining, Hi. 
10s. ; lining yerne, 10s. ; more beding, Hi. ; wearing clothies, 
Hi. 9s. 6d. ; hatt & searge hood, Hi. Is.; wascutt, paire of 
shooes, 8s.; sow, Hi. 5s.; beese, 10s.; other implements, lis.; 
more in searge. Hi. 2s. 6d. ; Eentt for house & land, 51i. ; 
total, 20311. Debts due from the estate, 40li. 

Attested by Hananiell Boswoth and Jno. Griffyn, admin- 
istrators. Essex County Probate Files, Docket 25,120. 

Estate of Samuel Bobbins of Salisbury. 

The Court 8:8: 1672, ordered that Eichard Currier, 
executor of the will of Samll. Eobins, produce the will at the 
next Salisbury court, to be proved. Hampton Quarterly Court 
Records, vol. 2, leaf 4. 

"In y*^ name of god amen : I Samuell Eobins of y^ towne of 
Salisbury in y^ County of Norfolk Massechusets in Neweng- 
land Planter: being in good health & of pfect memory: do 



THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 299 

make & ordeine this my last will & testam* in manner as fol- 
io weth that is to say I do giue my whole estates, (my honest & 
just debts being first payd) to any one, ore more of my owne 
brethren that shall thinke good to come over into Newengland 
w^'^in three years time after they shall heare of my decease & if 
neither one or more of them shall thinke good to com over: 
then I do giu my whole estate to my dear father John Eobins : 
of Thedingworth in Licestersheire in old England & if hee be 
not then liueing I do giue & bequeath my whole estate to my 
deare Mother Hester Eobins : & if she be not liueing I do 
giue my Said whole estate to my loueing Brother Joseph 
Eobins: And I doe make my beloved freind Eichard Currier 
of y'^ towne of Salisbury in Newengland aforesaid my Sole 
Executo"^ to this my last will & testam* : In wittness wher of 
I haue herunto set my hand & Seale this 22*'' day of August 
1665." 

Samuel robins, (seal) 

Witness: Tho. Bradbury, Sen""., Mary (her MB mark) 
Bradbury. 

Proved in Salisbury court 8: 2m: 1673 by the witnesses; 
and the executor nominated in the will accepted of the execu- 
torship, Apr. 8, 1673. 

Inventory of the estate : 2 oxen, 141i. ; 2 calves, 9li. 5s. ; on 
yearlen, Hi.; on 2 yeare old, 21i. 2s. 6d. ; on hors, 6li. ; in 
the hands of Samuell felos, 4li. The debts that he owed: 
to Eob. Jones, Hi. 7s.; Cap. Whit, Hi. lis. 7d.; Mr. 
dearen, 7s. 6d. ; Steven Sweat, 4s.; Capt. Geresh, 3li. ; Mr. 
Car, 3s. lid.; John Smith, 8s. 6d.; Cap. Wallden, 15s.; 
the Wid. Tuck, lis.; Eichard dowl, 12s.; Wid. Eowell, 7d. 

Attested Apr. 8, 1673 by Eichard Currier. 

Essex County Prolate Files, DocJcet 23,790. 

Estate of Matthias Button of Haverhill. 

Capt. Nathll. Saltonstall informed the court 8:8: 1672, 
that Matthias Button died intestate, and none appeared to 
administer upon the estate. 

The clerk of the writs of Haverhill was ordered to inquire 
concerning the estate left by Matthias Button and bring in 
an inventory to the next Salisbury court. 

Hampton Quarterly Court Records, vol. 2, leaves 5, 6. 

Capt. Xathll. Saltonstall was appointed Apr. 8, 1673, ad- 
ministrator of the estate of Matthias Button, pro tempore, 



300 THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

until he delivers his account and desires his discharge, and 
was also to bring in an inventory to the next Hampton court. 
Court declared that the widow Button, having land made 
over to her as a dowi-y from Matthias Button, had no right 
to her proportion of the estate, which otherwise by law she 
might have, she also in court refusing to relinquish her said 
jointure or dowry. 

Salishury Quarterly Court Records, vol. 2, leaf 14. 

The court 14: 8: 1673 granted Capt Saltonstall liberty 
until Salisbury court next to perfect Button's inventory. 

Court ordered that the administrator of the estate of 
Matthias Button shall improve the estate according to his 
discretion by letting it out or changing it into other specie, 
taking sufficient security. 

Hampton Quarterly Court Records, vol. 2, leaves 23, 23. 

Inventory* of the estate of Matthias Button taken Apr. 5, 
1673, by George Corlis and James Pecker: A beefe barrill, 
3s.; an old tubb, 2s.; a paile, Is. 6d. ; two traies, Is. 6d.; 
frying pan, 4s. ; three alchemie spoones. Is. ; warming pan, 
Is. 6d.; total, 14s. 6d. 

Taken Oct. 7, 1673, by Abraham Whitticker and Josiah 
Gage : pillow & bolster, 16s. ; Beetle rings, 2s. ; 3 ps. of chaines, 
8s. ; a tramell, 4s. ; 2 wedges, 2s. ; an axe, 2s. ; tow comb, 
Is.; an hough & old iron, 3s.; 2 augers. Is. 6d. ; 6 trayes, 
2s.; total 2li. Is. 6d. Appraised Dec. 2, 1672 by Mr. Dal- 
ton and Eobert Ayer; Six Swine, 31i. Mar. 9, 1673-4 ap- 
prizers of ye land by Henry Kingsbery and Eobert Swan: 
Duck meadow 3 acres, 81i. ; Spiggott meadow 3 acres, 8li. ; 
Strong water meadow 3 acres, 51i. ; Land about ye house 7 
acres, 14li. ; A neb ring & dung f orke, Is. 2d. ; mare & colt, 
5li.; Edw. Phelps in cattle, 38li. 3s. 4d. ; ye remainder of 
his bill, 3li. 2d.; cow, 3li. 10s.; Abraham Whitticker his 
mortgage for time, 141i. ; Daniel Bradley, 17s.; total, 9911. 
lis. 8d. 

Attested in Salisbury court Apr. 14, 1674 by Capt. Nathll. 
Saltonstall, the administrator. 

To sundry claymes of debts : Joseph Johnson, 6s. ; Wil- 
liam Sterling, Hi. 4s.; Henry Kingsbery, 10s.; Nath. Smith 
a coffin. Is. 6d. ; Linfurth for a grave. Is. 6d. ; Mr. Prout 
of Boston, Hi. Is. 5d. ; Thomas Duston, 21i. ; for wine, 4s. ; 
Mr. John Todd, 14s.; Capt. Walker, 7s. 6d.; John Godferys 

* Copy, Norfolk Deeds, vol. 2, leaf 3S5. 



THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 301 

Execution, 7s.; Anthony Snmersby, 7s.; total, 6li. IGs. lid. 
Mr. Jewetts Execution hj ye marshals r)epu[tie], 4li. ; Capt. 
James Pendleton, 7li. 10s. ; lookeing up of Swine, 2s. ; Nic. 
Browne for a ho[g p]en. Is. 3d.; corne for ye Swine, 3s. 
9d. ; wintering ye mare & fole at Henry Kingsberys, in 72, 
Hi. 10s.; journey to Andover, 3s.; expences, Is.; an appriser 
to Andover, 3s. ; a drover for ye cattle 2 dayes, 5s. ; his quar- 
ters [at Andover: copy], Is. 6d. ; Ferriage of ye cattle & 
[char]ges, 7s.; 2 journeys to take ye [estate: copy'], 3s.; Capt. 
Pembetons apprizment, 8d. ; pasture hired for ye cattle, 16s. ; 
Journey to Andover Jan. [29: copy], 73, 3s.; expences. Is.; 
Joseph Page for bringing up ye mare in 73, 2s. 4d. ; Jno. 
Page for ye 2 y[ear old: copy], 6s.; Sending ye mare to ye 
f[arme: copy], Is.; wintering mare & foal in 73, 18s.; ac- 
count due to mee by booke, 3s. 4d. ; apprizment of ye land, 
7d. ; total, 171i. 2s. 5d. Danll. Ela by booke, 3li. 3s. lOd. ; 
probation of ye Inventorie, Is. ; Mr. Nath. Frier, Hi. 

Allowed by the Salisbury court 14 : 2 : 1674, and the ad- 
ministrator ordered to pay what further debts may appear. 

The estate Dr. to N"ath. Saltonstall the administrator, 
since Apr. 14, 1674: to Jno. Godfery, 331i. 16s. lOd.; to ye 
apprizers, 6s. ; to my own attendance to prove ye Invent. &c., 
in 74, lis. 7d. ; to Ela for the execution & fetching it, 4s. 

Allowed by the Salisbury court 1675, and ordered to be 
added to the inventory. 

Essex County Probate Files, Docket 4,380. 

Estate of Joseph Humphrey of Lynn. 

"In the Name of God Amen the third of Jully in y® yeare 
of our Lord one thousand Six Hundred Sixty three: I 
Joseph Humfrey of Lyn in New England Gen* being bound 
one A voyadgc for England & vnderstanding in p* y*' Dandger 
of y^ seas: As AUsoe The uncertainty of this Life: Am 
willing to order my estate here in New England As far 
As my Interest is & Doe make this my Last will & testament : 
in maner & forme As followeth: viz: fftrst: I Commend my 
soule ||im|| to y*^ Allmighty god my Creato"*. in whom by y® 
merrits of my Eedemer I Asuredly beleiue I shall be saued 
& haue full Eemmition of All my sins An as for All world- 
ly estate y* God has Blessed me with in my will Are to be 
Disposed As ffolloweth : Item I Doe Giue my Graunt of three 
Hundred Acres of Land : Graunted to me by y® Last Gen^'all 
Court If I Dy before I Come to New England to Mr. 



302 THE PKOBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

Antypas Boys ffor y« use of His sonne Antypas Juni"^ 
Item I Giue to m'' Kichard Price his soone Thomas Price 
And to m'"'' Elizabeth Pelham All my Eight & Title of my 
farme At Lyn where francis Ingolds Now Lines Eqiialy 
II to be II Diiiided between them exepting tenn pounds that 
I Giue to m"" Samuell whitting Sen"" & pasture of y^ Church 
of Christ At L}ai: And tfor True pe^'formance herof I 
Doe Apoint My trusty & welbeloued ffreind M'^ Kichard 
Price To Be my Executor to Act Herin As witnes my hand 
& seale this third Day of Jully In y^ yeare of our Lord one 
thousand six Hundred sixty & three." 

John Humfrey (seal) 

"Witness : Thomas Kellond, John Wensley. 

Proved Oct. 33, 1672 by the witnesses before John Leverett, 
Esq., Dep. Gov. and Edward Ting, Esq., Assist. 

David Anderson, aged twenty-nine years or thereabouts, 
testified Oct. 5, 1672, that about three years since he being 
then in Lisbome, Mr. Joseph Humphrey formerly of this 
Country was then killed and the said deponent did help inter 
the body of the abouesaid Humphrey. Edw. Tyng, Asst. 

Suffolk County Probate FileSj Docket 611. 

There being a copy of the will of Mr. Joseph Humfrye, 
deceased, presented to court 26 : 9 : 1672, and attested upon 
oath of Mr. Thos. Keland and Mr. Jolm Wensly, before the 
Worshipful John Leveritt, Esq., Deputy Governor, Edward 
Ting, Esq., Assistant, and Isaack Addington, clerk, wherein 
the court found that said Humfrye bequeathed to Tho. 
Price, son of Mr. Eichard Price, and Mrs. Elizabeth Pelham, 
all interest in his farm at Lyn, late in possession of Frances 
Ingolls, and now in the possession of Edmond Batter, who 
are to have possession of the farm given them, provided they 
pay to Mr, Ed. Batter, late administrator, 75li. 17s., his 
just due from the estate, to be paid in vendable goods or 
provisions. Said Price and Pelham and the farm were to 
be security against any of the relations of John Humfrys, 
Esq., deceased, who may have just claim thereto. Salem 
Quarterly Court Records, vol. 5, leaf 60. 

Estate of Benjamin Gage of Havekhill. 

Administration on the estate of Benjamin Gage, intestate, 
granted by Mr. Samuell Symonds and Major Genrll. Daniel! 
Denison, Nov. 14, 1672, to Prudence, the relict, who was 
ordered to bring in an inventory to the next Ipswich court. 



THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 303 

Thomas Leavoiir was her surety. Ipswich Quarterly Court 
Records, vol, 5, page 182. 

Administration having been formerly granted on the estate 
of Benjamin Gage to Prudence, relict of said Gage, she 
brought in an inventory amounting to 170li. clear estate, and 
there being one child left, court Mar. 25, 1673 ordered as 
follows: to the widow 901i. and to the child 80li., 60li. of 
it to be paid out of the land at the age of twenty-one years, 
as it was valued in the inventory. In case the widow mar- 
ried, she was to give security for the payment of the other 
201i., she to have the use of the estate until he become of age. 
Ipswich Quarterly Court Records, vol. 5, page 194. 

Inventory taken Nov. 12, 1672, by Lt. Samuel Brockl- 
banke, John Gage and Robert Savery: his wearing apparill 
and hats, 71i. 10s.; his armes and amunition, 21i. ; his wear- 
ing linen, Hi. 20s; his bedsted and beding and bed lynen 
& table linen, 231i. 13s. 8d. ; pewther, Hi. 10s. ; half a brase 
ketl with a warmen pan, 2 skillits, 21i. ; one iron pot with 
hooks & one Iron kettle & half a great Iron pott, Hi.; 
wooden vesel for meat, milk & beare. Hi.; chists. Hi.; 
wheel, spindl & cards, 5s. ; land by his father gage by prom- 
ise & his sons by deed, 601i. ; land purchased in part, 151i. ; 
Indian come, 19li. ; wheat, 12li. 10s. ; barley and Eie, 4li. 
14s. ; the share of ye deceased in bridle & saddls. Hi. ; bags, 
tubs, barks, sau & measures for corn & a pilion, Hi. 5s.; 
carts, plowes, chaines, yoaks & other tackling belongin to 
husbandry, 21i. 10s. ; cattle between Samuel Gage & ye de- 
ceased, 221i. ; swine between them ye share of ye deceased, 
llli. ; half of eleven sheep & half a mule, 2li. 15s.; two 
Cowes, 81i. ; horse, lOli. ; due to ye deceased by Thomas Dow, 
5li. ; total, 215li. 2s. 8d. Debts due from the estate, 4411. 
13s. 2d. The whole estate, 17011. 12s. 6d. 

Attested in Ipswich court 25 : Im : 1673 by Prudence Gage, 
the wife of Benjamin Gage. Essex County Probate Files, 
Docket 10,465. 

Estate of John Faer of Lynn. 

Administration on the estate of John Farr, intestate, 
granted 26: 9: 1672, to Eichard Stower and Joseph Farr, 
and an inventory brought in. An agreement for the division 
of the estate among the relations was allowed by the court. 
Salem Quarterly Court Records, vol. 5, leaf 61. 



304 THE PROBATE RECORDS OP ESSEX COUNTr. 

John Farr of Lin., single man, died Oct. 29, 1672, leav- 
ing no will, therefore his mother Elizebeth Farr and two 
brothers, Joseph and Benjamin, and three sisters Mary, 
Elizebeth and Sarah, all the sisters married and one of them 
living at "Grawton," met together the 16: 9m: and made 
the following agreement for the division of the estate: to 
Nicholas Hutchin, his brother-in-law a pr. of oxen and to 
discount 50s. which was given his wife by their father's will ; 
to John Holmes, his brother-in-law, 7li. 10s., 50s. of it to 
be paid at his mother's death, he promising never to demand 
that 50s. which was given to his wife in her father Farr's 
will; to Mary Clarke, a "motherless child & cozen" to the 
said John Farr, 5li. of the estate and also 5li. given her 
by her uncle Holmes, to be paid by Joseph and Benjamin 
Farr, when she is of age or at marriage; Joseph and Benja- 
min Farr to have the barn and lands, after the death of their 
mother, also all the mouable estate, and to pay all the debts ; 
his mother to have the residue of the estate; also Mathias 
Farnworth, brother-in-law to have one cow. 

Signed by Elezebeth (her E mark) Farr, Sr., Joseph Farr, 
John Holmes, Nicho. (his S mark) Hutchins, Mathias (his 
M mark) Farnworth, Eichard Stowers guardian of Benja- 
min Farr. 

Witness: Andrew Mansfield, Henry Silsby. 

Allowed in Salem court 27 : 9 : 1672. 

Copy of the inventory of the estate of John ffarr of Lin, 
deceased Oct. 29, 1672, taken Nov. 15, by Andrew Mansfeild 
and Henry Selsby: 3 old seithes & one snead fixed, 4s.; 3 
black cowes, 9li. 10s.; 2 oxen, lOli. ; calfe, 20s.; 1 2 year 
old bull, 21i. ; 1 year old heifer, & a yeare old steer, 31i. 4s.; 
1 long cart with its wheeles, 2 chaines, 2 yoakes fixed with 
Irons & Irons upon another pr. of wheeles, 2li. 14s. ; Barne 
with lentoos, 351i. ; 10 acres of land it standeth upon & 3 
acres of marsh, 52li. ; 8 loads of hay, 81i. ; 1 Bushell of ry, 
4s.; 1 bushell of pease, 3s. 6d. ; 10 bushells of Indian corne, 
30s.; 2 bushells of oats, 4s.; swine a fatting, 50s., 1 Horse, 

1 mare, 91i. ; 1 fowling peece, 25s. ; rapier & belt, 25s. ; pike, 
5s. 6d. ; 2 Hatts, 12s.; 1 porringer, Is.; 2 pr. of gloves, 5s.; 

2 pr. of stockins, 6s. ; sickle, Is. ; 1 pr. boots & spurrs, 24s. ; 
woolen cloathes & a pr. of searge breeches, 21i. 10s.; pr. of 
drawers & 3 shirts, Hi.; 2 neclothes, 4s.; 1 handkercheefe 
& napkin, 3s. ; 3 bands, 5s. ; 1 old bridle & saddle, 10s. ; 1 
sheepe, 8s.; total, 14511. 3s. 



THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 305 

Attested in Salem court 27: 9: 1G72 by Eichard Stowers 

and Joseph Farr the administrators, and by the appraisers. 

Essex County Prolate Records, vol. 301, pages 3, 11. 

Estate of Daniel Knight op Lynn. 

Administration on the estate of Daniell Knight, intestate, 
granted 26:9: 1672, to Jacob Knights, his brother, who 
brought in an inventory, which was allowed. Court ordered 
that Elizabeth Bread, the natural mother of deceased, be 
paid lOli., and that John Knight and An, wife of Edward 
Eichards, the natural children of the father of deceased, 
be paid 5li. each, and Priscilla Kertland, intended wife of 
deceased, be paid lOli. The rest of the estate was to be 
divided between Jacob Knights, Elizabeth Graves and Mary 
Wormwood, brother and sisters of deceased, the brother having 
a double portion. All legacies were to be paid within six 
months, all parties to share proportionately with regard to 
debts and credits. Salem Quarterly Court Records, vol. 5, 
leaf 61. 

Copy of the inventory of the estate of Danil Knights of 
Lin, who died Oct. 29, 1672, taken by Andrew Mansfield 
and John JSTewhall: 17 1-2 bush. Indian come, 52s.; his 
hows & land adjoining with 2 or 3000 shingls, 63li. ; 1 
fatt hog, 2 swine, 37s.; 2 calves, 40s.; 1 hors abroad known 
to us, 5li. ; 1 mare, 1 2 yearling, 1 colt wch are abroad, 4li. ; 
3 year old neet kine abroad, 5li. 5s.; 1 2 yeare hifer abroad 
& smal, 40s. ; hay, 9 lod, 131i. 5s. ; 1 sword, 10s. ; litle gun, 
8s. ; muskit rest & bulits mold worm & Scowrer, 22s. ; 
bridl & sadl, 20s. ; a pr. of barnickls & Searing Irons, 3s. ; 
a screw plate & 3 screws in it, 3s.; 4 old files, 18d. ; dril 
stock, dril and brest winble stock 3s. 6d. ; 5 leten in Iron, 
20d. ; pr. of shot molds, 2s., 3 nail hamers, 18d., a hamer 
to mak nails, 1 hand hamer, 7s.; 1 butterish, 18d. ; 6 punches, 
3s. 6d. ; a beame for a pr. of scales, 1 8d. ; a smal anvil, 5li., 
2s. 6d. ; old Iron, 6s. ; a squar, & tap borer not finisht, 18d. ; 
new Iron, llli., 2s. 9d. ; a vice, 281i., 14s.; sledg, 12li., 6s.; 
sledg, 5li., 4d. ; pr. of smiths belows, 35s. ; 4 pr. breeches, 26s. ; 
2 pr. draws, 8s.; cloth cote, 20s.; 3 cotes more, lis.; 1 
dublit & wescote, 8s.; 3 pr. stockins, 4s. 6d.; 3 neckcloths, 
hanckerchifs, lis.; 2 shirts, 14s.; 3 hats, 8s.; pr. shoos, a 
lether apron, 4s. ; chest with lock & key, 8s. ; 75 121. nails 
& 600 lath nayles, 2s,; 1 anvil, 31s.; baril & salted bef in 
it, 25s.; 1 year old stier at present not found; total, 10611. 



306 THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

Is. 9d. Debts about 271i, 10s. and C[redi]t not known yet, 
he being a smith and kept a book and his accounts not per- 
fected. 

Inventory presented by Jacob Knights and his mother 
Breade, and attested in Salem court 27 : 9 : 1673 by the 
appraisers and Jacob Knights, who was appointed adminis- 
trator. Essex County Probate Records, vol. 301, page 16. 

Estate of Eichard Charlesceaft. 

Admiriistration on the estate of Eichard Charlescraft, 
intestate, granted 26: 9: 1672, to Anthony Needham and 
he was ordered to bring in an inventory to the next Salem 
court. Salem Quarterly Court Records, vol. 5, leaf 61. 

Inventory of the estate of Eichard Charlescraft: a sute 
of cloathes in the Hands of Mr. John Browne, sr., 2li. ; p 
old lynin 15s. & 800 weight of Tobacco at Verginia in the 
hand of Mr. James Browme, 4li. 7s. ; p a Barrill of Eumm 
in the hand of Mr. Matthew Bartine, 31i.; total, 9li. 7s. 

Attested in court June 27, 1673 by Anthony Needham, 
the administrator. Essex County Quarterly Court Files, vol. 
20, leaf 69. 

Estate of Thomas White of Wenham.* 

Administration on the estate of Tho. White, intestate, 
granted 26:9: 1672, to Euth, the relict, who was ordered 
to bring in an inventory to the next Salem court. Salem 
Quarterly Court Records, vol. 5, leaf 61. 

Euth White, relict of Thomas White of Wenham, having 
administration granted her at Salem court, Ens. Tho. Fiske 
and Walter Fairefield were appointed Mar. 25, 1673, to ex- 
amine the debts, and such as were clear to be allowed, and 
such as were doubtful to present to the court at Salem. No 
debts were to be paid until the whole estate was proportioned. 
Ipswich Quarterly Court Records, vol. 5, page 194. 

Thomas White of Wenham dying intestate, and the last 
November Salem court appointing his wife Euth, adminis- 
tratrix, and ordering her to bring in an inventory, which she 
did, there appeared to be more debts than estate to pay. 
Court 24: 4: 1673 ordered that the estate pay 13s. 4d. to the 

* See also Eecords and Files of the Quarterly Courts of Essex 
County, Mass., vol. 5 (1916), page 212. 



THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 807 

pound, and that any creditors who did not accept it, might 
have liberty to recover otherwise. Salem Quarterly Court 
Records^ vol. 5, leaf 68. 

Inventory of the estate of Thomas Whitt, late of Wenham, 
taken by Walter Fayerfield and Charles Gott: imprimes his 
wearing cloths and hatt, 31i. 14s,; beads, beading, Leninge 
and beadsteds, lOli. 3s. 6d. ; bras, pewter and silver and 
Iron ware in the house, 6li. 13s. 2d. ; a saddell and pillion 
and one chest and wooden Lumber, 2li. Gs. ; parcsell of swine, 
one horse and neatt cattell, 181i. lis.; chayns and plows and 
other husbantre Implements, 4li. 6d. ; two oxen, two cows 
and one ster taken away by John west, 191i. ; hoops and boxes 
in henery Kembals hands, Hi. 2s.; Dew from the widdow 
Ea}Tier, Hi. is. ; in corne and pease in the house. Hi. 3d. ; 
dew from henery kemball, 211. ; from Isack Davis, 12s. ; in 
bord or plank at the mill, Hi. 5s. ; Sargent Thomas Whitt, 
deceased, having had in his life time a Right by Lease: to 
a parsel of Land hired of Eichard Hutten and by what the 
said whitt hath disbursed upon the said Land if it can 
be holden the terme of the Leas which is six yers to com, 
lOli. ; total, Slli. 8s. 2d. 

Account of the debts which Thomas White owed, made 
by Tho. Fiske and Walter Fayerfield : to the Worshipfull Mr. 
Bradstreet, 9li.; Capt. Latherop, 71i. 3s.; Capt. Georg Cor- 
wine, llli. 6s. 4 1-4 d. ; Mr. Gidney, sr., of Salem, 6li. Is. 
9d.; Capt. Pric, Hi. 2s. 10 l-2d.; Mr. John Euck, 51i. 18s. 
5d. ; Zebelan Hill, 3li. ; Ezeikle Woodward of Wenham, llli. 
9s. ; Ensign John Goold, 51i. ; Mr. Newaman, 61i. lis. l-2d. ; 
William Story, 5li.; Mr. Wade of Ipswich, 14li. 3s. 8d.; 
Andrew Peetrs of Ipswich, Hi. 2s.; Thomas Juet of Salem, 
7s. 9d. ; Goodman Gooldsmith, Hi. 10s.; Thomas Fiske, Hi, 
10s.; Daniell Killim of Wenham, 17s.; Deacon Goodhewe, 
41i. ; Eichard Hutton, 12li. ; John West, by a Judgment ac-. 
knowledged in Court, 201i, 5s. ; Due to the widow for Charges 
sine hir husbands death in Secureing the estate, 31i, 4s, 6d. ; 
to John Denise, Hi. 3s. 6d, ; Goodman Eix, 7s, ; to william 
Sawyer, 7s,; Mr, Purchas, 10s.; Ensigne Corning, 7s,; total, 
13011. 2s, 4d,, besides 31i, 4s. 6d,, expended by the widow, 

Essex County Quarterly Court Files, vol. 20 leaf 65. 

Estate of John Fairfield of Ipsvs'ich, 

Administration on the estate of John Farefield, intestate, 
granted 26: 9: 1672, to Sarah, the widow, and an inventory 



308 THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

brought in by her was allowed. Salem Quarterly Court 
Records, vol. 5, leaf 61. 

., Inventory of the estate of John Fairefeld of Ipswich, taken 
20: 9: 1G72, by Tho. Fiske and Eichard (his S mark) 
Hutten : Homestead, liOli. ; a parcell of meadow in the 
great meadow, with upland undivided with his Brother, 521i, ; 
beding, 3li. ; wareing Cloathes, 2li. 10s. ; two boxes & some 
other utensels, 18s. ; Iron pott & tongs, 12s. ; Chairs, 3s. ; 
one Cradle & tub, 6s. ; Catle, 25li. ; swine, 6li. ; two gims 
& sword, 2li. ; spad, shovell, siev & axes, 17s.; Chaine & 
plowe Irons, 18s. ; Chest & Bedstead with some other Small 
things, Hi. 12s. 6d. ; a frying pan & Chest lock, 9s.; Come, 
5li. ; total, 24111. 5s. 6d. Debts, 61i. There were 12 bushels 
of corne due from Walter Faierfeild for damage. Essex 
County Quarterly Court Files, vol. 19, leaf 61. 

Whereas there was an inventory of the estate of John 
Fairefeild brought into the last Salem court, amounting to 
2-4111. 5s. 6d., by Sara, the relict, now the wife of Daniell 
Killum, who had been appointed administratrix, court 24 : 
4: 1673 ordered with the consent of all parties, that said 
Daniell Killum keep the whole estate until the children come 
to age, viz., John Feirefeild, the son, and Trifana and Eliza- 
beth, the daughters, and when they reached the age of four- 
teen years they were to choose their guardians. At age, the 
son was to have 501i. and the daughters 25li. each, the house 
and land to stand bound for the children's portions. Salem 
Quarterly Court Records, vol. 5, leaf 68. 

Estate of John Norman of Manchester. 

Administration on the estate of John jSTorman, intestate, 
granted 26: 9: 1672, to Arabella, his wife, and an inventory 
which she brought in was ordered as follows : to the eldest 
son John ISTorman, 40s., and to the rest of the children 20s. 
each, to be paid upon demand, the widow to have the 
remainder. Salem Quarterly Court Records, vol. 5, leaf 61. 

Copy of the inventory of the estate of John Norman of 
Manchester taken 23: 9m: 1672, by Eobt. Leach, Sr., Thomas 
West and Samuell Friend: hows, upland & medo, lOOli. ; 
thre cows, 2 yearling steers & 2 Calves, 14li. ; fower smal 
swine. Hi. ; Beding cloths with howshold stuf & tooles, lOli. ; 
total, 1251i. Debts about 551i. 

Allowed in Salem court 26: 9m: 1672. Essex County 
Probate Records, vol. 301, page 3. 



the probate records of essex cou^'ty. 309 

Estate of John Smith. 

Administration on the estate of John Smith, intestate, 
granted 26:9: 1672, to Elizabeth, his wife, and she pre- 
sented an inventory and was to add to it whatever might 
appear afterward. Salem Quarterly Court Records, vol. 5, 
leaf 61. 

Cop}"- of the inventory of the estate of John Smith taken 
16: sin: 1672: house & land, 201i. ; 2 cowes & 2 heifer, 
soli.; horse, 3li. ; pcell of swine, 5li. ; bed & beding, 3li. ; 
wearing cloathes, 30s. ; pot, Kettle & other lumber, Hi. 10s. ; 
1 Ax & other old Iron, 5s.; pcell of yarne, 12s.; 2 acres of 
meddow, 4li. ; total, 48li. 17s. 

Attested in Salem court 27: 9m: 1672 by Elizabeth, relict 
of the deceased. Essex County Probate Records, vol. 301, 
page 4. 

Estate of George Burch of Salem. 

George Burch dying intestate, Elizabeth, his wife, brought 
in an inventory of the estate, which was allowed 26 : 9 : 
1672. The children of the deceased, Elizabeth, John, Mary, 
Abigaile and George were to have 10s. each at age or mar- 
riage, and the widow was to have the rest. Salem Quarterly 
Court Records, vol. 5, leaf 62. 

Copy of the inventory of the estate of Georg Burch taken 
22: 9m: 1672, by Edwd. Woolland and Bob. Follitt: the 
hows & land belonging unto it, 22li.; ye standing bedsted 
bed & truckle bed, rug, blankets, mat, cords & curtins, 71i. ; 

5 pr. of sheets, 4 pillowbes, 6 napkins, 4li. os. ; 5 silver 
spoons, 25s. ; silver dram cup wth a pr. of silver buttens. 
Hi. 17s. ; 1 bras kettle, 30s. ; Iron pott, Iron ketle & 2 skilits, 
20s. ; warming pan, 5 pewter platters, 7 poringers & other 
small pewter, 2li. 10s. ; 30 yds. of homespun cloth, 3li. ; his 
wearing apparel, 40s. ; gun & sword, 15s. ; table & 3 chairs, 
20s.; a cabin bed & blanket, 10s,; 2 haks, pr. of andirons 

6 pr. of tongs, Hi. 5s.; pine chest with erthen dishes & 
wooden dishes, whel & other lumber. Hi. ; 2 smal pigs, 10s. ; 
total, 491i. 12s. Several debts the estate owes not yet kno^vm. 

Attested in Salem court 29 : 9 : 1672 by Elizabeth, wife 
of the deceased and she was appointed administratrix. Essex 
County Probate Records, vol. 301, /ja^/e 8. 



310 the proba.te becords of essex county. 

Estate of Samuel Leach. 

Administration on the estate of Samuell Leach, intestate, 
granted 26: 9: 1672, to Hanna, his wife, who was to bring 
in an inventory to the Salem court. Salem Quarterly Court 
Records, vol. 5, leaf 62. 

Administration on the estate of Samuell Leech, intestate, 
granted 24: 4: 1673, to several of the creditors, viz, Mr. 
Moses Maverick, Mr. Frances Johnson and Eobert Knights, 
who were to bring in an inventory to the next Salem court. 
Salem Quarterly Court Records, vol. 5, leaf 68. 

Inventory of the estate of Samll. L-each, taken June 26, 
1673, by Nicholas (his C mark) Merritt, Eichard Hudson 
and Edw. Humphrey: the house, boardes and shingles that 
were bought to put upon the house, 401i. ; 1 Bedd Coverled 
and Blankets, 21i. ; 1 Bolster, two pillows, 10s. ; two pare 
of sheets. Hi. 6s. ; two Chests, one table, one Box, 16s. ; one 
fryen pan, smothin Box and Iron, 6s. ; one Iron pott and 
Cettle, lis.; wooden ware, 3s.; Lumber, Is. 6d. ; 3 puter 
dishes, 1 pint pott & 3 old poringers, 16s. ; Tinin ware, 3s. 6d. ; 
two Cheares, Is. 6d. ; 1 little Copper Scillett, Is. 6d. ; Tramell 
and Tonges, 6s. 6d. ; Iron works, 4s.; Mattes and Cradle, 
3s.; total, 471i. 9s.; debts due from the estate: to Eobert 
Knight, llli. 15s. ; John Legg, 51i. ; Francis Johnson, 51i. 
15s.; John Devirex, 41i, 10s.; Eich. Normon, 3li. lis.; 
Joseph Pickworth, 15s.; Goodman Doliver, 15s.; Mosses 
Mavireck, 31i. 3s. 2d.; Goodman Eoads, Hi. 14s.; Ambros 
Gall, 10s.; James Smith, 8s.; Edward Eeed, 2s.; Daniell 
WeUs, 15s.; total, 371i. 12s. 2d. Essex County Quarterly 
Court Files, vol. 20, leaves 63, 64. 

Estate of Peter Greenfield of Salem. 

Administration on the estate of Peeter Greenefeild, intes- 
tate, granted 26: 9: 1672, to Hanna, his wife, who brought 
in an inventory amounting to 12011. clear estate. Court 
ordered that 6011. be paid out of the estate to the three 
children, to each 201i. at age or marriage, and the remainder 
of the estate to the widow. The house and land mentioned 
in the inventory was to be for security of the payment of 
the children's portions. Salem Quarterly Court Records, 
vol. 5, leaf ()2. 

Copy of the inventory of the estate of Peter Greenfield 
taken by James Smyth and Eobt. Bartlett; bowses and lands, 



THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 311 

901i. ; boat & al things belong to her, 181i. ; one hors, 311. ; 
Estate in John Rhoads liand, 7li. 7s. 2d.; on cubard, 40s.; 
fether bed & furnitture, 8li. ; truckle bed & al belonging to 
it, 2li. ; muskett & sword, 25s.; warming pan, 9s.; one pr. 
sheets, 15s.; one pr. pillobes, 10s.; 6 napkins, 6s.; 2 chests, 
10s.; one smal table bord, 5s.; one lanthome, 2s.; 1 old 
case with som bottles, 18d. ; 6 old cheyrs, 6s. ; 2 old forms, 
3s.; 4 pewter platers, 12s.; 7 pewter poringers, 7s.; 4 erth 
dishes, 1 erth salt seler, 2s. 6d. ; one latin dripin pan, 2s.; 
2 Iron pots, 1 pot hanger, 2 pr. pot hooks, 1 Skelit, 1 frying 
pan, 15s.; 1 pr. andirons, 1 old fire slice, 1 pr. tongs, 12s.; 
peel of wooden ware, trays, dishes, one Sive, 3 smal barrels, 
on water bukit, 1 butter tub, 1 meet barrel, 1 churn, 3 
chesf ats, Hi. ; 1 old pe^vter chamber pot, 1 old drinking cup, 

5 spoones, 3s. ; 1 old cradle, 1 old wheele, 5s. ; half of 4 mars 

6 half of one hors & half of one colt, 51i. 15s. ; 2 meel bags, 
3s. ; one hatchit, 1 how, 4 wedgs, axes, 19s. ; total, 14311. 
16s. 2d. Due to John Rhoads, Hi. 13s. 4d.; to Capt. Cor- 
win, 20li. 

Attested in Salem court 29 : 9 : 1672 by Hanna, wife oi 
the deceased. Essex County Probate Records, vol. 301, page 
14. 

Estate of Lazarus Fare of Lynn. 

"The last wil & testem* of Laznis ffarr of lin in y^ County 
of Esex who depted this life 9 Decem"" : Anno dome : 69 : 
being of pfect memory & und^'standing Imp" I giue to my 
brother Benjamin ffarr my hows & y*^ piece of land it stand- 
eth vpon & y^ land by y® pond only my mother shal haue y® 
use of it as long as she line 21y I giue my brother John 
ffarr my interest in y® Chattell as witnes o** hands." 

[no signature] 

Witness : Edw'^. Richards, Nicholas Huchins. 

Proved in Salem court 27: 9: 1672 by the witnesses and 
the administrator is to fulfill the same out of the estate. 

Inventory taken Nov. 15, 1672, by Andr. Mansfield and 
Henery Silsbe: two peels of land he gave to his brother 
Benjamin, 5 ackers of it joineing to ye land of. John Lewis 
& six ackers joineing to ye hows & half ye hows, 501i. ; 1 
2 year old heifer, 31i.; 1 Rapier, 15s. 

Administration is granted to Richard Stowes. 

Attested in Salem court 27 : 9 : 1672, by Richard Stowrs 



312 THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

who was appointed administrator, and also appointed guar- 
dian of Benjamin Farr. 

Copy of will and inventory, Essex County Prolate Rec- 
ords, vol. 301, pages 13, 14. 

Guardianship of Benjamin Farr of Lynn. 

Benjamin Farr made choice of his uncle Stower to be his 
guardian, and gave him power to act for him as touching 
the will of Lazarus Farr. Signed 15: — m: 1672. 

Witness: Andr. Mansfield, Henry Silsby. Essex County 
Prolate Records, vol. 301, page 13. 

Estate of Mrs. Bridget Varney of Gloucester. 

"I Bridget Verney ||of Glocester in y^ County of Essex 
in New England II being by Gods Providence Cast upon my 
Bed of Sickenesse & weaknesse & not knowing how neare 
the time of my death & departure out of this world may 
be at hand yet knowing that all men are borne to dye & 
depart out of this world doe therefore declare & make 
knowne this my last will & Testament in manner & forme 
following. And first I commit & commend my Soule into 
the hands of God the Father of Spirits & my Body to the 
Grave to be decently buryed by my Suruiuing Freinds. And 
for my Goods and Estate I give & bequeath in the first 
place unto my Sonne Humfrey Verney the Summe of twenty 
Pounds to be payd by my sonne Jeffrey Parsons of this 
Towne in foure yeares. five pounds per Annum during the 
space of foure yeares after my decease. Item I give & 
bequeath unto my Daughter Eachel Vinson (the wife of 
William Vinson) twenty Pounds to be payd out of my estate 
according as hee the sayd william vinson my sonne in Law 
Can best order it for Her And this to be for my sayd 
Daughter after my decease Item I give and bequeath unto 
my sonne Thomas Verney Seaven Sheepe after my decease. 
And for the rest of my Goodes or estate besides what is 
above mentioned & bequeathed I leave in the hands of my 
Sonne in Law william vinson as his owne proper Goodes 
& right to dispose as he shall see meet And to the end this 
my Last will & Testament may be duely & truely performed 
in manner & forme abovesayd I doe hereby appoynt consti- 
tute & ordayne my sayd Sonne in Law william vinson to 
be sole Executor. In wittnesse whereof I the sayd Bridget 
have hereunto Set my Hand & Scale the tenth day of this 



THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 313 

Instant iSTovember Anno Dom. one thousand Six hundred 
& Seaventy one." 

Bridget (her B mark) Verney. (seal) 

Witness: John Emerson, William Ellery, William (his + 
mark) Vinson, Joh (his O mark) Row. 

Proved in Salem court 27:9: 1672 by William Ellery and 
John Row, 

Inventory taken Nov. 21, 1672, by Thomas Millett, sr., 
and John Collens, sr., both of Gloster: Two Cowes and two 
hefer Calves, 81i. ; nine sheepe, 31i. 10s.; Two swine, 16s.; 
Three Akers of marsh in Chebacco, 41i.; beding. Hi. 5s.; 
a Paire of sheets, 15s.; wearing Clothes, 31i. 14s.; Linen 
Clothes, 21i. ; box and two Loks, 6s,; woolle and yearne, 
Hi. ; old timber vesels, 3s. ; debts oweing her, -illi. 2s. ; total, 
661i. lis. 

Attested in Salem court 27 : 9 : 1672 by William Vinson, 
executor, 

Essex County Quarterly Court Files, vol. 19, leaves 61, 62. 

Estate of John Sodthwick of Salem, 

"Dated Octob"-, y^ 26^^, 1672 This p'-snt writting doth de- 
clare y* John Sowthick being vpon my Sicke bed butt in 
pfect memory doe leaue this my last wil & testement ffirst : 
I giue & bequeth vnto my Son Samuel One half of al my 
land and half my barns 2'^ I giue unto my Sons John & 
Isack al y*' rest of my land & y® other half of the barnes 
Equaly deuided. In case my ffather Burnit giues them y** 
medow he promised me lying in Willistons Medow butt if 
not then my Son John Shall haue two thirds and Isack butt 
one third butt in Case my ffather Burnit doe giue them y* 
medow then my wil is y* both land and medow shal be 
equally Diuided betwixt them : Except Seauen ack^'s I haue 
giuen to my daughter Sarah: & her hey'"s for Euer, Pro- 
uided that Either of my three sons dy without Issue it shal 
fall to y® Siruiuears & if two of them dy without Issue itt 
shal fall to y*^ Siruiuear & his hey''s for Euer, 

"31y I giue unto my daughter Sarah besides y'^ Seauen 
ackers of land before mentioned one acker of medow lying 
in Willistons medow & three pownds in corn or cattel 
4^y I giue to my daughter mary tenn pounds in Corn or 
Cattell and fower ackers of upland beginning at y'' draw 
barrs att y'^ pond & soe to ly towards y*-' bowse S'^", I giue 
to Elizabeth Giles Alius Tidd foWer pownds in Cattell 



314 THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTy. 

6^y. I appoint my Loueing wife whole & sole executricks 
7^'^. I intreat my two Loueing brothers Josiah Sowthik & 
Daniel Sowthick to be my ouer seers to se this my wil & 
testement pformed: my intent & meaning is y* my sons 
injoie y® estate giuen them when they come att age and 
this I leaue as my last wil & testement in wittnes hearof 

1 haue sett to my hand y^ day & year aboue written." 

John (his I mark) Sowthick. 
Witness: John Pudne, Edward Groues. 
Proved in Salem court 29 : 9 : 1673 by the witnesses. 

Inventory taken Nov. — , 1672, by William Flint and 
Nath. Putnam: the barne & 78 ackers of land adjoineinge, 
3001i.; 3 ackers of salt marsh on Eyal side, 151i. ; 24 ackers 
of medow in Willistons medow, 721i. ; the dweling hows, 
601i.; 25 bushels barly, 25 bushels Ey, lOli.; Indian Corne, 
100 bush., ISli. 6s. 8d.; 40 load of hay in ye barns, 371i.; 
9 fatt hogs, 181i. ; 18 leane swine, 91i. ; 2 cows, a calf, 611. 
18s.; 9 sheepe at 8s. pr. sheepe, lOli. 8s.; 9 Oxen, 381i. 5s.; 
9 young cattel a yeare old & vantige, 15li. 15s.; 7 cows, two 
steers, 271i. 18s.; 7 calves, 61i. 6s.; hors flesh, 181i. ; pew- 
ter, 35s.; brass, 25s.; plows, carts, tackling, iron ware & 
grindstone, 71i. 10s. ; iron ware in ye howse, 21i. ; 4 barrels 
cyder & 3 barrels watter sider, 21i. ; 2 barrels beef, 31i. 10s.; 

2 guns, 30s. ; linen & Carpit, 5li. ; 3 bedsteds, 3 beds & 
furniture, lOli. ; wearing cloths, lOli. ; sadle, bridle, pillion 
& Cloth, 20s.; 121. of wooll & a side of sole lether. Hi. 
lOs. ; a hide of upper lether, 20s.; wooden war & lumber 
in ye hows, 31i. ; debts due to ye estate, 5li. ; total, 70611. 18s. 
The estate is debter, 105li. 15s. 7d. There is 18s. the es- 
tate is Dr. more then did apeere when the inventory was 
taken and a tumbril & whels worth 20s. 

Attested in Salem court 27: 9: 1672 by Sara the wife of 
the deceased. 

Copy of will and inventory, Essex County Probate Records, 
vol. 301, pages 12, 13. 

Will and inventory of John Sothwick, deceased, were 
brought into court, proved and allowed 29 : 9 : 1672, Sara 
the relict, by mutual consent of all parties concerned, pro- 
vided she may have two acres of ground adjoining the house, 
relinquished her interest in the thirds of the land. Also 
that Sara, youngest child of deceased, who had no portion 
assigned by the father's will, by mutual consent of all con- 
cerned, was to have an equal portion with the rest of the 



THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 315 

daughters, to be deducted out of all the rest of the children's 
portions, proportionately. Salem Quarterly Court Records, 
vol. 5, leaf 63. 

Estate of John Pkoctor, Sr. of Ipswich.* 

"In y** name of god Amen : I John Procter Sen"^ beinge 
aged & infirme in body butt of sownd und'^standinge & mem- 
ory (god be praised) doe make & ordaine this my last wil 
& testement in manner & forme followinge, viz. first I 
giue my soul into y^ hands of god who hath redeemed it by 
y® most p'^cious blood of his deare Son Jesus Christ and my 
body be desently buried in hope of a happy resurection at 
y® last day. Item I giue my wife fower pownds yearly to 
be p*^ in m'^chantable paye at y" price Currant soe long as 
she Liueth Item I giue my wife martha y*^ milk of two 
cows which She shall choos & euery spring Item my wil 
is y* euery yeare She shal haue a good hog of one yeare 
& halfe old wel fatted & fower bushels of malt & fower 
bushels of wheate also I giue her y^ horse y* was Georg 
Steuensons to be kept for her use both winter & sumer & 
to be attended as neede doth require also two yews and 
there Fleeces & whatt increeses of them also I giue her y** 
use of y*^ bed and al belonging to it in y*^ parler roome & 
al y® wood she needeth ready split and cut up for her fires 

also y® comand of al my pewter & al this (except 

onely y^ fower pownds which she shal haue dureing her 

life is to be shal haue soe long as she remaineth a wido 

also my wil & meaning is she shall whether she 

will except of what I doe thus dispose or stand to her dower 

or thirds w'^'^ y^ law al for which she shal take one 

month to consid"" of also I giue Martha Hadly my grand- 
daughter tenn pownds in m'^ch pay to be paid ou"^ y^ 

day of her maridg also I giue to Jno Ha by grand 

sonn fifty shillings to be p^ when his tyme out with 

John Dauis also I giue to my ffower daughters Martha 
White, Abigal Varney Sara Dodg & Hanna Wede fiue pounds 
apeece also I doo make & appoint my three Sons John 
Procter Joseph Procter & Benjamin Procter executo's this 
my last wil & testement & they are to haue my lands & 
my moueables equaly deuided amongst them In wittnes 

* See also Records and Files of the Quarterly Courts of Essex 
County, Mass., vol. 5 (1916), page 194. 



316 THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

hearof I haue heare unto Sett my hand this 28*"^ of au^st 
1672." 

John (his V mark) Procter. 

Witness: Samuel Symonds, John Dane jun"". 

Proved in Salem court 28 : 9 : 1672 by Mr. Samuel Sy- 
monds, and the court was informed there was something 
more added verbally to be left to the court's further con- 
sideration. 

Inventory taken Oct. 11, 1672, by Jno. Andrews and 
Henery Bennett : His wearing cloths, 7ii. ; hov/ses & lands, 
70011. ; fower oxen, 25li. ; nine cows, 36li. ; two steers, 9li. ; 
seaven two years old & vantidg, 2-±li. 10s.; 3 two year old, 
61i. 10s.; seven calves, 81i. 15s.; fower score & six sheepe, 
471i. ; two horses, two mares, a f oale, 201i. ; hogs, 45li. ; catel, 
13li. 17s.; six score bushels of Indian corn, 18li. ; Beding 
& bedsteds, 281i. ; two chests, warming pan, two boxes, a 
ps. of cloth, 2li. 10s.; wooden casks, 6li. ; Iron things, 2 
pots, skilitt, tramel, slice & a pr. of tongs, 31i. ; pewter. 
Hi. 15s.; tin ware & a morter, 12s.; seven score weight of 
wool, lOli. 10s.; 2 linen wheels, 9s.; 3 pr. smal cards & 
pr. of stok cards, 12s.; nails & hansaw, 6s.; cheeses, 15li. ; 
chamb. pot, 5s. ; frying pan, 4s. ; 4 firkins butter, 6li. ; 1 
firkin sope, 19s.; erthen ware and ps. of saile cloth, 16s.; 
two Sciths & ye tackling, — , ; 3 axes, wedges, old Sciths, 
old Iron shovels, pichfork, — . ; pillion & cloth, 40s.; mus- 
ket, fowling ps. & sword, 3li. 5s.; 2 hors, 13li. ; 2 sadls, 
30s. ; pistel, bridl & sword, 40s. ; Sadls & bridls, 20s. ; Sives 
& chairs, 9s. ; 20li. of old wooll, Hi. ; 3 hammers & 2 frooes, 
8s.; 300 bushels English corne, — . ; thirty load of hay, 18li. ; 
a slid, 3s. ; cart & wheels & span sakel, 2 yokes, 41i. 5s. ; 
2 pr. wheels wth ye Irons, 401i. ; 2 bibls & another book, 
18s.; 2 draft chaines, 15s.; 2 sheers & 2 augers, 18s.; 3 
sacks, 12s. ; due from Samuel Cogswel, 31i. ; cartrope, 6s. ; 
due by bils, 671i. 10s.; Cow, 3li. ; hatchel, 5s.; debter to 
several men about 601i. ; total, 122811. 5s. 

Copy of will and inventory^ Essex County Probate Records, 
vol. 301, pages 6, 7. 

Sarah Story and Mary Fellows testified in Ipswich court 
24: 7: 1672 that being at Goodman Procter's house, they 
asked him what should be done with his wife's clothing and 
he answered that it should be disposed of among his daugh- 
ters and Martha Hadley, both woolen and linen, also her 
horse and all the wool that was in the chamber, about one 



THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 317 

or two hundred pounds. He also said that he had given 
his son James White one pair of oxen which were not entered 
in his will. Copy made, Oct. 3, 1673, by Eobert Lord, cleric. 
The court at Salem 26: 4: 1673 ordered the above written 
to be annexed to the will. Essex County Quarterly Court 
Files, vol. 20, leaf 117. 

Estate of Johist Wright of Newbury.* 

Copy of the inventory of the estate of John Wright that 
Edward Bragg administered upon: 381i. in fish by two bills 
to be paid at the Isles of Sholes, and in treating with the 
party from whom the bills were due there was added 10s., 
so the whole estate that came into the hands of said Edward 
Bragg was lOli. 

Attested in court Jan. 1, 1673 by Edward Bragg before 
Dep. Gov. Mr. Samuell Symonds and Maj. Gen. Denison 
and allowed. Essex County Probate Files, Docket 30,721. 

Estate of Edmond James (of Newbury?). 

Administration on the estate of Edmond James, intestate, 
granted Jan. 23, 1673, to John Pickard and Thomas Kim- 
ball, by Mr. Samuell Symonds and Major Genrll. Denison, 
and they were ordered to bring in an inventory to the next 
Ipswich court. Ipswich Quarterly Court Records, vol. 5, page 
190. 

Inventory of the estate of Edmund James taken Jan. 8 
1672: a mare. Hi.; 10 swine, 51i.; 1 cow, 31i.; calf, 10s. 
gune, sword and some other smal thinges, Hi. 2s.; sadel, 8s. 
sickel, hamer and pincers, 4s.; 1 sitle, 3s.; 1 chest and box, 
6s.; other smal things, 5s.; 1 foulin pels, 2li. 15s.; bead and 
beadin, Hi. 10s.; aparel, Hi.; in meat. Hi.; corn, 3li.; on 
bil, 15s.; total, 231i. 18s. Debts due from the estate: to 
thomas Kimball, Hi. 12s. 6d. ; goodman sumerbe. Hi.; John 
nights, Hi. 16s.; marchant dole, Hi.; godman palmer, 12s.; 
Daniell thurston. Hi. 6s. ; Dockter benit, 13s. ; Phillip Fouler, 
Hi. 8s. ; total, 8li. 17s. 6d. 

Attested in Ipswich court Mar. 25, 1673 by Thomas Kim- 
ball, one of the administrators; John Pickard the other ad- 
ministrator dissenting and so further order to be taken the 
estate remains in the widow's hands. Essex County Prohate 
Files, Docket 14,739. 

* See ante, vol. 1, joage 275. 



318 the probate records of essex county. 

Estate of Anthony Crosby of Eowley. 

Administration on the estate of Mr. Anthony Crosbie, in- 
testate, granted Feb. 20, 1672, to Mrs. Prudence Crosbie, the 
widow, by Mr. Samuell Symonds and Major Genrll. Denison, 
and she was ordered to bring in an inventory to the next 
Ipswich court. Ipswich Quarterly Court Records, vol. 5, page 
191. 

Inventory taken Feb. 19, 1672, by Richard Swan, Abra- 
ham Jewett, Samuell Brocklebanke and Ezekiell ISTorthend: 
in the phisike chamber in aparrell, hats, bookes, belding in- 
strument and other Iron things, glases, gallipots, Chests, 
boxes and other things with a paire of pistolls and Curtaines 
for a bed and a fish net, 211i. 9s. ; In the parlour Chamber 
in beding, carpet, coper. Cradle, woolle, hopes, wheelles, 
meassures, mealle Tubbs, Chest, bages, sives and other small 
things, 8li. 4s. lOd. ; in puter, brase. Iron pots, skellets, 
spit, grediron, Tongs, Trammell and such things, lOli. 12s.; 
bedsteed in the parllour with beding and all the furniture 
about it, lOli. ; more bed Linen, Table Linen with Coobbart 
Cloathes and Tooells, 231i. 7s. 6d. ; Tables, Chaires, cu[sh]ins, 
one cheste in the parlour, case for glases, boxes, 51i. ; Two 
horsses, 91i. ; Three Cowes, lOli. 10s.; swine, 41i. The book 
debts that are certaine, 731i. 14s. 8d. ; debts due from the 
estate, 14311. 3s. 5d. 

The lands appraised by Samuell Brocklebanke, Ezekiel 
Northend, Jonathan Plats, John Acie and Abraham Jewitt: 
the houseing, orchard and land about home, 20011. ; parsell 
of meadow about 4 acres and a halfe in the f arme by Richard 
Swans meadow by the pond, 261i. ; one acre and three quar- 
ters within the feilld gate a little of Thomas Remingtons, 
121i. ; small percell of about thre quarters of an acre lying 
betwen Thomas Remingtons land and Tho. Leavers, 51i. ; 
two acres of marsh in the oxe pasture, 12li. ; small persell 
of upland at the north end of Satchwell meadow next to the 
feild fence, 10s.; percell of land and meadow about the 
brooke commonly called Stony Brooke, 40li. ; percell of 
meadow in the great meadow being three parts of that which 
was laid out to Leift. John Remington, 121i. ; land in the 
litle pasture at the east end of satchwell meadow, 401i. ; 
total estate, debts deducted, 38011. 3s. 3d. 

Attested in Ipswich court Mar. 25, 1673 by Mrs. Prudence 
Crosbie, widow of Anthony Crosbie. Essex County Probate 
Files, Docket 6.589. 



THE PROBATE EECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 319 

Mrs. Prudence Crosbie, administratrix of the estate of her 
late husband Mr. Anthony Crosbie, brought in an inventory 
amounting to 3801i. clear estate. There being three children 
left, court Mar. 25, 1673, ordered the estate as follows; to 
the widow, 1801i., to the eldest son, lOOli., and to the other 
two children 50li. each, the children's portions to be paid 
out of the land at the age of twenty-one years. Ipswich 
Quarterly Court Records, vol. 5, page 194. 

Estate of Francis Plummer of Newbury. 

Administration on the estate of Frances Plumer of New- 
bury, intestate, granted Feb. 20, 1G72, to his sons Samuell 
and Joseph, by Mr. Samuell Symonds and Major Genrll. 
Denison, and they were ordered to bring in an inventory to 
the next Ipswich court. Ipswich Quarterly Court Records, 
vol. 5, page 191. 

Francis Plumer dying intestate, administration upon 
the estate was gi'anted to his son Samuell, who gave bond 
Mar. 25, 1673, for 50011., with Wm. Sawyer as surety. 
Ipswich Quarterly Court Records, vol. 5, page 194. 

Samuell Plumer, administrator of the estate of Frances 
Plumer, his father, brought in an inventory to the court 
amounting to about 41211. Court Apr. 16, 1673 ordered that 
the debts both to the widow and other men be first paid, and 
then the estate was to be divided, half to Samuell, the eldest 
son, and the other half to the other son and daughter. By 
agreement, Daniell Pearce, sr., Eich. Dole and John Knight, 
sr., were to divide the estate as equally as they could, the 
eldest son to have his choice of which half he would have. 
Ipswich Quarterly Court Records, vol. 5, page 196. 

Inventory of the estate of Francis Plummer, deceased 
Jan. 17, 1672, taken Jan. 24, by Kichard Knight, John 
Emery, Sr., Thomas Hale, Jr. and Anthony Somerby: the 
House, barne, orchard & sixteen acres of land adjoyning, 
being four four acre lotts with previledg of frehold, 12011.; 
twenty acres of salt marsh & meadow, 12011.; horse, 81i.; 
2 mares, 2 colts, 811.; four oxen, one yoake, 1311.; an- 
other yoake, llli. ; four Cows, 1811.; 2 yerling steers, 
2 calfes, 511. 10s.; five and twenty sheep, 121i. ; His 
weareing Apparrell wth 2 pr. of bootes, 2 cushions, 3 hatts 
& a pr. of shooes, 17li. ; four swyne, 211.; in the chamber in 
Indian Come about 20 bush., 311.; A thousand of boards, 



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/ 320 THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

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2 ladders, 4 formes, troughes, 3 hold posts & old timber 
of a house falne downe^ 3li. ; A long cart with wheels, stock 
bands, boxes, plow & Irons, yoaks & 2 Chaynes, 31i. 10s. 
In the shop, a weavers Loome with Gears, harnesses, &c. 
with 6 prongs, pitchforks, spade, shovell, Hooes, an Iron 
Barre, a frooe, Chissells, Augurs, Beettle, 3 wedgs, 4 axes, 
5 Iron Hoopes, planes, files, an Iron vice, a woodden vice, 
short Crosscut saw, 2 handsawes, wimble stocks, wimble 
/ bitts, 2 sadles & bridles, 2 paire of scales & weights & many 

other tooles for Smiths tooles & carpenters Square, 14li. In 
I the parlour: feather bed, bolster, 2 pillows, blanket, cover- 

let & bedsted, 7li. In the Hall: table, forme, cubbard & 
great chest, 31i. In another Eoome: bed wth 2 flock bol- 
sters, pr. of blankets, Rug & Coverlet, 4li. ; four paire of 
sheets, 3 pillowbears, 1 holland pillowbeare, tablecloth, 7 
napkins, a shirt, 4 peices of old sheets & 2 caps, 5li.; two 
paire of gloves & a remnant of kersy, 7s. ; a small Iron 
kettle & Iron pot & Iron skillet, 4 peuter dishes, 2 basons, 
small flagon, pint pot, pint bottle, brasen candlesticke, tin- 
ing dripping pan, 4 spoones & an old Iron kettle, 21i. 15s. ; 
bible & 4 bookes, 16s.; 2 chayres, small table, 2 tramells, 
Gridiron, smoothing Iron, spit, tongs, old fire shovell, bel- 
lows, chest, 3 paire of wooll cards, a welsh bill, 5 trayes, 2 
bucketts, 9 trenchers, earthen pan, pitcher, woodden platter, 

5 dishes, a paire of shooes, 4 Sacks, 21i. 15s. In the Hall 
chamber: 6 bushels of barly, 2 bushels of Eye, three bushels 
of wheat, 8 bushels of oats, a bushell of pease & beanes, 5 
bushels of meale, 2 bushels of malt, 4li. ; Three hayre selves, 
Eidder, seive, trowell, 4 old hogsheds, 3 barrells, meale 
trough, bottom of an old trunke, a fanne, 3 Eaw sheep skins, 
a hogskin, A Eeele, spining wheele, an old bedsted & lum- 
ber. Hi. 4s. ; fifteen pound of wooll & 2 pd. & 1-2 of cotten 
wooll. 111. 13s.; 2 pound of feathers, 4 pound of flaxen 
yarne & 2 pd. of tow yarne, 12s. ; Grindstone, 7s. ; Gun, sword, 
bullets, snapsacke, Hi. 10s. ; two barrells, meshing tub, a 
halfe bushel & gallon & a pounding trough, lis. 6d. ; twelve 
pound of woollen yarne. Hi. 10s. In the little chamber: 
a great Tray, a trough, Syder presse, cheese press, cart rope, 
dungpot, old wheelbarrow, old sled, 2 tand skins. Hi. In 
the dairy house: 4 flitches & halfe of Bacon & a quarter 
of a barrell of porke, about 28 pound of cheese, 3 pound 
of butter, 2 barrells & a butter tub, 41i. 10s. In the Cellar: 
a peice of leather, a full Barrell of Syder, 2 empty barrels 

6 an old Churne, Hi. 5s.; debts from Joseph Plumer, 61i. ; 
from William Sawyer, 41i. ; In larde, 10s. ; total, 41211. 5s. 6d. 



THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 321 

Attested in Ipswich court Mar. 25, 1673 by Samuell Plum- 
mer, the administrator. 

Debts due from the estate to severall men, 331i. 8s. 9d. ; 
to the widow, 35li. ; total, 68li. 8s. 9d. ; clear estate, 343li. 
16s. 9d. 

Debts due from the estate : to goodm. Pore, 18s. ; for two 
bushels of wheat for the buriall, 10s.; to goodman March, 
13s. 3d. ; goodie Kendall, 3s. ; goodman Person, 6s. ; John 
Adkinson, 17s.; goodman Sumerbe, 17s.; goodman Ilsley, 4s. 
6d. ; Thomas haines, 2s. ; goodman Perse, 4s. ; the Con- 
stable for Rates, 17s.; goodman Emry, 15s.; Steven Gren- 
leaf, 12s.; Peter Tapan, 15s.; Samuell Plumer, 4li. 6s.; 
Abram Adams, 4s.; Thomas Moyce, Hi. 15s.; John wels, 
6s. ; goodman Daves, Hi. ; Joseph Palmer, 10s. ; Marie duell, 
2li. 10s.; goodman Mirick, 3s.; Richard dole, 4li. 10s.; Capt. 
Gerish, 4s. 6d. ; Thomas hale, Sr., 6s. 6d. ; Rich. Knight, 
goodm. Sumerbe, John Emry, Tho. Hale, Hi.; William Tit- 
cum, 2li. ; to the widow upon a late agreement, 5li. ; John 
Knight, 2li. 

Agreement, dated Nov. 25, 1670, between Francis Plum- 
mer of Newbury and Beatrice, his wife, confirming the con- 
tract made before marriage that if Plummer should die be- 
fore the said Beatrice, the latter was to have all the estate 
that was properly hers before marriage, and also to have 
the new room, half the orchard, half the apples, and her 
thirds of the land of said Francis during her life, also fire- 
wood out of said Francis Plumraer's twenty acres near the 
little river and the garden as it is now enclosed. If said 
Beatrice deceased before him, that she should have power 
to dispose of what estate was hers before marriage to any 
of her relatives, and if anybody claimed any debts due from 
William Cantlebury, deceased, said Beatrice's estate was to 
pay such debts and not the estate of said Plummer, her now 
husband. 

Witness: Richard Dole and Anthony Somerby. 

An inventory of the goods to belong to Beatrice, the wife 
of Francis Plumer or to her heirs : a horse & mare & cattell 
soe many as was prised to him at 351i. to be paid within 
one year after the decease of either the said Francis or 
Beatrice; two Ruggs, four blancketts, two paire of sheets of 
cotten & linnen, pr. of fine sheets of six yards a peice in 
them, one feather bed, one brass kettle, an Iron kettle, a 
paire of sheets more, one chest with a coffer with wearing 



322 THE PROBATE RECORDS OP ESSEX COUNTY. 

linnen in them, petticoats, wascoats, two pillows, foure 
platters, a basen, pewter pint pott, a paire of old curtaines 
& vallens. 

The house and land at Salem that was William Cantle- 
buryes is the proper estate of the said Beatrice, and Francis 
Plumer has no interest in it as shown by the marriage con- 
tract between the said Francis Plumer and Beatrice; besides 
four cattell and four sheep, and also what is due by bills 
from Joseph Plumer, Daniell Thurston and Eobt. Long, also 
Francis Plumer agi-eed not to require anything for keep- 
ing his wife's grandchild for the time past to this day. 

Dated Nov. 25, 1670. Francis (his ^ mark) Plumer. 

Witness: Eichard Dole, Anthony Somerby. 

Essex County Probate Files, Docket 23,135. 

Estate of Mrs. Susanna Jordan of Newbury. 

Administration on the estate of Susan Jordan, intestate, 
granted Mar. 25, 1673, to Abell Merrill, her youngest son. 
Ipswich Quarterly Court Records, vol. 5, page 193. 

Inventory of the estate of Susanna Jordan, deceased Jan. 
25, 1672, taken Feb. 4, 1672, by William Pilsbury, Moses 
Pilsbury and Anthony Somerby : one cow, 31i. 15s. ; two 
heifers coming three yere old, 51i. ; one pigg, 3 s. 4d. ; 
her wearing apparrell, 21i. ; an old flockbed, a paire of 
sheets, an old Eug & blancket, Hi. 10s.; two old Iron 
potts, one pr. of pot hooks, frying pan, bucket, 2 tramells, 
Hi. 4s. ; a little cubbard, 2 old chests, a keiler, an old hogs- 
head & 2 trayes, 14s.; 3 old pewter dishes, an old chamber 
pot, a pint pott & a broken cup, 13s.; An old sword, a spit, 
fire shovel & tongues, 10s. ; a brasen candlestick, pr. of 
sheep sheers, an old brasse skillet & some lumber, 3s. ; total, 
15li. 12s. 4d. Debts due from Abraham Merril, Hi. 10s. ; 
Eichard Bartlet, Hi. ; Thomas Barbur, 9s. The deceased 
owes to Henry Short, Hi. 10s.; goodman Ordway, 5s. 5d. ; 
John Bartlet, 2s.; Will. Bolten, 2s. 8d.; Tristrum Coffin, 
12s. ; John Knight, 6s. ; to Abell Merrill for wintering two 
cowes 3 winters & 2 calves, 7li. 4s.; cutting & making 3 
load & halfe of hay, 18s. ; charges for her funerall for coffin 
& digging the grave, Hi. ; due to Joane Merrill, 21i. 5s. ; 
total, 121i. 5s. Id. 

Attested in Ipswich court 25: Im: 1673 by Abell Merrill. 
Essex County Prolate Files, Docket 15,247, 



the probate records of essex county. 323 

Estate of Eichard Fitts of Newbury. 

"Wittnes by theise p'"sents y* I Eichard fPitt of Newbury 
in y° County of Essex in New England Planter being but 
weake in body yett of sound & perfect memory, for divers 
causes & Consideracons mee there vnto mooving, doe make 
this ray last will & testani*, & doe dispose of my lands goods 
& chatties as followeth, first I bequeath my soule into y^ 
hands of my blessed Saviour & Eedemer Jesus Christ, & 
my body to bee buried when it shall please y'' Lord to call 
me hence : To my Loving Brother in Law James Ordway 
I give & bequeath five pound and to his daughter Jane Ord- 
way I give five pound to bee p*^ by my Executer in twelue 
moneths after my decease in Corne and neate Cattle : Allsoe 
I give vnto my Sister Travisses daughter y® eldest my wives 
red pettecoat; to bee forthwith conveyed to her quickly after 
my desease: To my well beloved Kinsman Abra||ha||m ffitt 
I give and beequeath all my lands l)oth vppland and Marsh 
meaddoe ground Lying & being in y*^ bounds of the towne 
of Newbury aforesd to have & to hold for ever paying to 
his Sonne Abraham ffitt which hee had by his first wife fore 
score pound allsoe my will is y* hee the sd Abraham pay 
tenn pound to his daughter y* hee had Allsoe by his first 
wife both paym*^ to bee well & truely made when y^ said 
Children come to bee of age, ffurther more I giue and be- 
queath all my goods Cattle sheepe & hoggs to my Loving 
Kinsman Abraham ffitts, paing all my Just debts, whoome 
Allsoe I give power to Eeceive such debts as are justly due 
to mee: Allsoe I doe Appoint my Kinsman Abraham ffitt 
to bee y* sole Executer of this my Last will and testam*, 
& ffurther I doe Appoint William Chandler and Ensigne 
Steven Greenleafe to be y® Overseers of the same and In 
wittnes whereof I have herevnto sett my hand & scale y*^ 2^ 
day of Decembr In y^ yeare of our Lord 1672." 

Eichard (his E mark) ffitt. (seal) 

Witness : Wm. Chandler, Steven Grenlefe. 

Proved in Ipswich court Mar. 25, 1673 by the witnesses. 

Inventory taken Dec. 4, 1672, by Steven Grenlefe and 
Wm. Chandler : eight Acrees of Uppland Errable wth an 
Orchard and a ffreehould thereunto belonging, 741i. ; six 
Acrees of marsh meadoe ground by Jerreco, 35li. ; a Lett at 
Plumb Island, 15li. ; Two hoggs & one Cow, 61i. 5s.; five 
sheepe, 21i. 10s.; bed & 4 pilloes, 21i. 6s.; Flocks & Flocke 
pilloe, 12s.; parcell of wearing Clothes, 21i. ; parcell of Linen, 



324 THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

sheetes, napkins, shifts, pillobers, Cli. 10s.; small Chest & 
old Lumber, 5s. ; a half e biishell, sive, pale, barrill & Indean 
Corne, 13s. 6d.; Iron worke. Hi. 12s.; Two Iron potts, Hi. 
7s. ; frying pann, slice, tongs & spade, 7s. ; wearing apparrell 
and Cloth, 7li. 10s. ; Iron geare in ye Chamber wth a ferken, 
trayes & hopps, 15s.; a beere vessell, tubb & 400 foot of 
boards. Hi. 5s. ; brass skimmer, skillett and a pott, 5s. ; 14 
bushells of barley, 21i. 16s.; 4 Acres of devitent Land, 41i.; 
total, 16411. 18s. 6d. 

Attested in Ipswich court Mar. 25, 1673 by the executor to 
be a true inventory of the estate of his uncle Richard ffitt of 
Newbury. 

Essex County Probate Files, Docket 9,547. 

Estate of William Geare of Wenham. 

Administration on the estate of Wm. Geare, intestate, 
granted Mar, 25, 1673, to Triphany Geare, relict, and the 
ordering of the estate is recorded with the inventory. Ipsivich 
Quarterly Court Records, vol. 5, page 193. 

Inventory of the estate of William Geare of Wenham, de- 
ceased Nov. 13, 1672, taken 10: Im: 1673, by Tho. Fiske 
and Richard (his R H mark) Huttn : howse & land there- 
unto belonging, 36li. ; one horse, 4li. ; Neate Catle, 9li. ; 
swine. Hi. 10s. ; Corne, 2li. 10s. ; plows & some other Utensels, 
3li. ; Books, 12s. ; Brass & Iron ware, 2li. 8s. ; Beding & Bed- 
stead, 8li. ; sheets & some other lining, 3li. ; Chests & Boxes, 
Hi. 4s.; spining whels, 10s.; warmeing pan, 6s.; houshold 
Utensels, 3li. 18s. ; wolen yarne, 10s. ; Debts, 9li. 6s. ; more, 
6s.; total, 86li. 10s. Debts due from the estate, 61i. 

Attested in Ipswich court Mar. 25, 1673 by Tripheny 
relict of Wm. Geare; there being two daughters the court 
ordered the estate to remain to the widow for the present 
and if she marry then to give her two daughters 201i. each, 
if she dies a widow the estate left, to be divided equally be- 
tween them. Essex County Probate Files, Docket 10,701. 

Estate of Antipas Newman of Wenham. 

Administration on the estate of Mr. Antipas Newman of 
Wenham, intestate, granted Mar. 25, 1672-3, to Mrs. Eliza- 
beth Newman, relict. Ipswich Quarterly Court Records, vol. 
5, page 193. 

Inventory of the estate of Mr. Antipas Newman of Wen- 



THE PROBATE KECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 325 

ham, deceased Oct. 15, 1672, taken Mar. 22, 1672-3 by 
Thomas Lowthrop, Daniell Epps, Th. Fisk and Richard Kim- 
ball: the homestead, 16011.; 5 ackers of upland wth an 
Orchyard upon it, 281i. ; one farme upland & meadow for- 
merly Wm. Fiskes, 16011. ; one farme bought of Osbon with 
a small parcell of meadow, 70li. ; parcell of Land at Royall 
Side, 40li.; neat Cattell, 40li.; Sheepe, llli. 7s.; Swine, 9li. 
10s.; Horses, 9li. ; Syder, 611. 8s,; wheat. Hi, 15s.; rye & 
peas. Hi. 8s. ; Gates & barly, 7s. ; Syder milne, 31i. ; carte, 
plowtackling & harrow teeth, 2li. ; Plate with two Gould rings, 
911. 10s.; his wearing cloaths, l-tli. 5s.; Bedsteads, beds, 
bowlsters, pillowes, Ruggs, blankets, 18li. 3s.; all sorts of 
linin, 3811. 8s.; cubboards, Chayres, Chests, Cushens, 611, 
19s. 6d. ; Brass & copper, 511,; Pewter, 5li,; Tinn ware. 
Hi.; Iron ware, 411.; earthen ware, 10s.; all sorts of caskes 
and wooden ware, 311. 12s.; debts, 2011.; Boocke, 16li. ; total, 
78511, 2s. 6d. 770 Acres of Land near New London, also 

a hous Lott in New London, ; several debts due to 

mearchants, 10911. 10s. 6d. 

The names of the children Mr, Antipas Newman left at his 
decease, Mar, 27, 1673 : John Newman, 12 years of age, 7th 
December, last; Samuell, 6 years, 10th Sept., last; Elizabeth, 
4 years, June 15 last; Sibel, 3 years, 10th of ye instant 
March; Waytstill, one year, 13th Dec. last, 

Mrs, Elizabeth Newman, administratrix, presenting an in- 
ventory of the estate of Mr. Antipas Newman, her late hus- 
band, amounting to 67611., clear estate, besides the land and 
estate about New London, court Apr. 16, 1673, ordered that 
the widow, releasing her thirds, should have for her part 
one-third part of the whole estate, and should enjoy the re- 
mainder of the estate for the education of her children. At 
age or marriage of the children, John Newman, the eldest 
son was to have 14011., Samuell, 701i., Waitstill, 701i., and 
to the two daughters Elizabeth and Sibell, 7011. The land and 
chattels at New London or elsewhere shall be divided after 
the same manner, Mrs, Newman, the widow, to have one 
third for her part, the other two thirds to be divided, the 
eldest son to have a double portion and the other four chil- 
dren to have their equal shares. All the houses and land 
to be security for the payment of the portions, 

Essex County Probate Files, Docket 19,410. 

Elizabeth Endicott formerly widow of Mr, Antipas Newnnan 
late of Wenham, and administratrix of his estate, finding 



326 THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

that she is incapable for management of so great a business, 
petitions the court Dec. 2, 1680, that her eldest son John 
Newman, who is now come to years, may be made executor 
with her. 

The court held in Salem 30: 9: 1680, granted the request 
and appointed John Newman, the eldest son, joint executor 
with his mother, Mrs. Elizabeth Endecot. Essex County 
Quarterly Court Files, vol. 34, leaf 77. 

Copy of the petition to the General Court held at Boston 
May 11, 1681, of John jSTewman administrator of the estate 
of Antipas Newman for power to sell land to pay debts left 
unpaid. The court granted the petition and referred the 
matter to the court of Essex County to approve and confinn 
the sale. 

Capt. John Corwin and Mr. Daniell Epps, Sr. affirmed 
before the Salem court 28: 9: 1682, that there was real need 
for John Newman to sell some lands for payment of debts, 
whereupon the court allowed the sale of a parcel of land 
as per his deed of sale to Tho. Fiske. 

Essex County Quarterly Court Files, vol. 39, leaf 17. 

Estate of William Rayner of Maeblehead. 

Inventory of the estate of William Rayner, deceased Oct. 
26, 1672, taken by Tho. Fiske and Richard (his R H mark) 
huttn : howses & twelve akers of land, 45li. ; two horses, 8li. ; 
Neate Catle & sheepe, 181i. ; swine, 5li. 8s.; Carte, plowe & 
tacklinge. Hi. 10s.; sadle, bridle & pilion, 12s.; workeing 
tooles, Hi. 5s.; Armes, Hi. 10s.; weareing Cloathes, 2li. 16s.; 
Beding with the firniture, 5li. 8s. ; Iron ware, 21i. ; warming 
pan, OS. ; spining wheels, 10s. ; sheets, Hi. ; lining yarne & 
flax. Hi. ; wooll, 14s. ; Lumber in the bowse. Hi. 19s. 6d. ; 
Books, 6s. 6d. ; one Churne & one Tubb, 6s. ; total, 971i. 10s. 
Debts due to several marchants, 28li. 12s. 6d. and 12s. 6d. ; 
other debts, 20li. 7s. Id., total, 501i. 2s. Id. 

Attested in Ipswich court Mar. 25, 1673. 

Administration on the estate of Wm. Reiner, intestate 
granted Mar. 25, 1673, to Elizabeth Reiner, the widow, and 
the estate to remain in her hands, she to pay to her eldest 
son Thomas Reiner, 10s., and to the other children 5s. each, 
when they come to twenty one years of age. 

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THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 327 

ten years, Joseph, five years, Susanna, fourteen years, Eliza- 
beth, 12 years, Hanah, 7 years, and Sarali one year of age. 
Essex County Prolate Files, Docket 23,392. 

Estate of John Davis of Topsfield.* 

"May the Sixteenth 1672 The last will and Testement of 
John Daues That beeing week In body yet pafit in memori 
I being In detted to M"" batter of Salem feefteene shilengs 
and fore pence and beeing In detted to m"* newinan of 
wenoun twelu*" shilen and to goody mole of Salem one 
shiling and to old m"" garner of Salem three shilings and 
I Oe Danil borman one shiling Six pence and to old m"' 
baker of Ipswech ten penc and to quarter master pearke[ns] 
ten penc and I oe two shilings Six penc due by Rate to the 
towne now there are detes that ar oeing to me John french 
o*** me fore shilings and Six penc Robart Smith oeth me on 
shilig and Six penc and niikal bouden oeth mee fine pound 
fefteene shi[li]ngs he lius in [Salem: copy^ bounds and 
Jacob towne of Topsfeeld oeth me thirti pound thes two 
last detes wil a pere due by bil or bond and I haue twente 
bushils of Indean Come in my masters Clarkes house three 
peckes of Indian Corne Wileam Pearkens oeth mee and I 
haue a fier lock musket and a Cutles and hanger After all 
my detes ar payde the Rest of my estate I despose of of as 
follows To mare howe of Salem I giue fine pounds I also 
giue to Jacob townes lame Child fine pounds I giue to 
Samuel houlet fore pound and I giue my dame Clarke ten 
pound and I giue luk wackle twente shilings and I giue 
matha Clare mi masters dafter twenti shilings and I giue 
to my master dafter willi. Perkens wife fine pound and I 
give to John Robesons wife twente shilings and the Rest to 
pay for diet and Charges and its my wil that mi master 
Clark and frances Pababody shal be my excecters." 

John (his 8 mark) daues. 

Witness: Euen (his I mark) Mores, frances Pabody. 

Proved in Ipswich court Mar. 25, 1673 by Lift. Francis 
Pabody and Evan Morice; and Frances Pabody openly re- 
nounced his executorship. 

Inventory taken by John Gould and John How: one was- 
cot and payer of drawers, 8s.; one Doblet and payer of 
britches, 18s. ; one yard of brodcloth, 14s. ; foure payer of 
stockengs, 18s.; one payer of gloves, 2s. 6d. ; one payer of 

* Copy, Ipswich Quarterly Court Records, vol. 5, pag-e 203. 



328 THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

lenen linengs, 5s.; one holen shurt, 8s.; one shurt cloth, 
7s.; one How, 2s.; payer of shues, 2s. 6d.; bandelers and 
Snapsak, 4s. 6d. ; one pound of powder and bulets, 2s. 6d. ; 
one paier of tobaco toungs, 6d. ; bands and hancatchers, 12s. ; 
mony, 8d.; too hats, 2s.; one chest, 3s.; detes due to John 
Davis, 371i. lis.; one paire of stokins to Jacob Towne, 2s. 
6d.; from willyem Perkins one bushell of Key, 4s.; total, 
43li. 7s. 8d. Debts he ow^th: for feseck and Cordulls to 

Mr. Numan, — ; to Mr. Batter of Salem, ; ten months 

diet or thareabouts and his burriell, 15li. ; to Mr. Eogers for 
Phisek, 4s.; to goody Pabody, 4s.; Jorny to Kouly to ye 
docters to John How, 2s. ; goodwife mole of Salem, Is. ; old 
Mr. Gardner, 3s.; Rate to the Towne, 2s. 6d. 

Attested in Ipswich court Mar. 25, 1673 by Daniell Clarke, 
the executor. 

Essex County Probate Files, Docket 7,279. 

Estate of Abraham Tappan of Newbury.* 

"In the Name of God, I Abraham Tappin of Nubury in 
the Countie of Essex; being through Mercie at present in 
good health And of Sound Memory And understanding 
Blessed be God, doe Make this my last Will And Testament 
In Maner following first I comit my Soule both in life and 
in death into the hands of Allmighty God my most merci- 
full Creator; through the Merits And Mediacon of Jesus 
Christ my Alone Saviour And Euer blessed redeemer ; through 
the power and presence of his holy And good Spirit; my 
Body to the Earth whence its original was taken, to be de- 
cently buried by my Executors, here after Named; In hope 
of A happie resureccon in the great day of the Man Christ 
Jesus, to whom be Glory for Euer AMEN: And for those 
good things of this world which it hath pleased God to 
Comit to my Care and Management during my pilgrimage 
in this present life I doe As much As in me lyeth Giue And 
dispose As followeth First Wheras by A Certayn Deed or 
Couenant in wi'iting bearing Date the 30 day of July 1661 
I haue Granted to my Son Peter Tappin One half or Moytie 
of the homelott, Consisting of twentie and Six Acres, of 
Orchard plow ground And pasture land, with the one half 
of all my other lands, diuidend. Meadow And Marish, in 
Nubury Aforesayd, with the Cleare half of All the liberties, 

* See also Eecords and Files of the Quarterly Courts of Essex 
County, Mass., vol. 5 (1916), pp. 176, 398. 



THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 329 

priiiiledges And Appurtenances, to the Same belonging, with 
one half of the Barne And outhowses. As in the Sayd Coue- 
nant is Expressed wherin AUso Mencon is Made of his hau- 
ing the other half After my own and wiues decease, on 
Consideracons therin prouided And performed: Yet for As 
much As my Sou Jacob, is Shortly by Gods permission, to 
Enter Marriage, with Hannah, the daughter of m'^ Henry 
And Jane Sewall, And to liue in the howse with myself and 
wife, And that my Son Peter is through Gods blessing on 
his labours And the Estate he receiued from mee And 
raysed betwixt us, otherwise, well prouided of bowsing and 
otherwise. My full mind And desire is, that my Son Peter 
be Content to let fall his Clayme unto the other half part 
of the bowsing, lands, and other the premises before Ex- 
pressed Menconed in the Sayd Covenant, to the End my Son 
Jacob May Inherit the Same; And in Case my Son Peter 
be willing to Answer my desire herein I then Give And be- 
queath unto him the Sum of Twentie pounds payable in 
twelue Months by my Son Jacob in Corne or Neate Catle 
not Exeeding Seauen years old or in both at price Currant; 
But if my Son Peter shall refuse to Grant my desire herein, 
then my Will And Mind is As hereafter Expressed; first 
that the legacie of twentie pounds, paya])le unto him by 
my Son Jacob be voyd And Adnulled As if it had neuer been 
Menconed. 

"Secondly that my Son Peter shall pay unto my Son Jacob, 
his Heirs or Assignes, the full price which the Sayd half 
homelot And All other the Premises before And in the fore- 
sayd Couenant Menconed shall Amount unto within ten 
Shillings As they shall be valued at by Indifferent, Expe- 
rienced Men, with respect to the Sittuacon, Stacons And 
qualities of the Sayd bowsing And lands And other the 
Premises Aforesayd, the Apprizers to be Appointed by my 
ouerseers or the Suruiuour of them. And in Case of their 
decease before that time, the valuacon to be Made or Ap- 
prizers Appointed, by Steuen Greenleafe Sen'". And John 
Webster Sen"", or the Suruiuour of them. Thirdly My Will 
And mind is, that the foresayd payment to my Son Jacob 
be Made within Six Months After my ||own and my wiues || 
decease, one third part in Merchantable Weate sound And 
well dressed : One third part in Barley sound And well 
dressed: And One third part Neate Catle not Exceeding 
Seauen years old. And the Sayd \¥lieate, Barley And Catle 
at Monie rates or prices; Theis things I Conceiue Just And 



330 THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

Equall, hauing done for my Son Peter beyond what I haue 
done or Can doe in proporcon for the rest of my Children, 
And Some other Consideracons respecting my Son Jacob, 
who is now to match with one with whom he hath A Consid- 
erable Sum or Estate, And the good seruice by him done 
for the benefit of my whole family And more Especally in 
my Elder years. And it is my Will And Mind, that in Case 
of Nonpayment As Aforesayd nnto my Son Jacob His 
Heirs or assignes, that then the Said homelott and All 
other the premises Aforemenconed shall be the proper 
inheritance of my Son Jacob And Hannah his wife And 
the Heirs of their two bodies; lawfully to be begotten, be- 
twixt them, their Heirs And Assignes for Euer; And for 
want of such Issue at the decease of my Sayd Son Jacob 
And Hannah his wife I Giue And bequeath the Sayd home- 
lot and all other the premises Aforesayd unto my Sons 
Abraham, Isack And John Tappin Equally to be distributed 
Among them or the Suruiuours of them, their Heirs And 
Assignes for Euer. 

"Allso I Giue And bequeath to my Son Jacob his Heirs 
And Assignes for Euer, my hay lott at Plum Island which 
I purchased of Richard Dole, Somtime the lott of Dauid 
Wheeler Item I Giue unto my Sons Abraham, Isack And 
John Tappin ten pounds A peece And to my Son in law 
Samuel Mihil or his wife Six pounds to be payd by my Son 
Jacob in twelue Months After my decease, x4.nd to my Grand- 
children Elizabeth Tappin twenti Shillings, And to Peter 
and Samuel ten Shillings Apeece, payable Allso by my Son 
Jacob in twelue M". After my decease And for the better 
Incouragment of my Sayd Son Jacob And Hannah his wife 
I hereby promise And Grant unto my Sayd Son Jacob and 
his wife Hannah Equall use, benefit And Aduantage of my 
bowsing, lands. Appurtenances and priuiledges; howshold 
Goods And Stock of Catle of All Sorts, Equall with myself 
and wife during Our lines And After our decease the whole 
of All not formerly bequeathed in this my Will, Excepting 
such as shall out of my Sayd Stock & other Estate be by 
me disposed in my life time unto my other Children not 
Exceeding Seauentie fine pounds in the whole. And for 
the Sure performance of this my last Will And Testament 
Irreuocable I doe Constitute and Appoint my Beloued wife 
Susan And my Son Jacob my Executors or the Suruiuour of 
them to be Sole Executor, And my Christian friends & breth- 
ren Archelaus Woodman & Trustram Coffin Ouerseers therof 



THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 331 

to whom I Gine fiue shillings Apeece; And in Case of Any 
difference Arising betwixt my Son Peter And Jacob or Any 
other of my Children respecting this my Will, it is my 
Will and mind that it be determined by my ouerseers afore- 
menconed. Witnes my hand & Scale the twentie day of 
June one thousand Six hundred & Seauentie." 

Abraham Toppan (seal) 

Witness: Mary Lunt, Joseph Hills, H[enr]y Sewall. 

Before the signing hereof it is declared "that fiftie pounds 
of the Seauentie fiue pounds reserued in the last line but 
fiue is for my Son John in case he Hue to full Age of 
twentie one years if not, twentie fiue pounds of it I Giue 
to Jacob & the rest to Abraham & Isack, Allso a featherbed 
& furniture therto belonging to my Son John after my 
own & wiues decease or otherwise.'^ 

Proved in Ipswich court Mar. 25, 1673 by Mr. Joseph 
Hills and Mr. Henry Sewall. Essex County Probate Files, 
Docket 27,80(5. 

Copy of inventory of the estate of Abraham Toppan of 
Nubury, deceased Nov. 5, 1672, taken Nov. 27, 1672, by 
Joseph Hills and Daniell Peirce : his dwelling house & out- 
howses extant the 30 day of July 1661 with his home lott 
conteining 26 acres 13 acres devidend land 20 acres of meadow 
ground neare great pine Hand with foure acres Will. Mosses 
meadow, 52611.; 4 working oxen 201i. ; 8 cowes, 28li. ; one 
heifer, 21i. ; one calfe, 25s. ; 24 sheepe, lOli. ; 18 lambes, 6li. ; 
8 swine, 8li. ; six piggs, 2li.; 3 cushings, 6s., one carpet, 
4s., 4 paire sheets, 3li., 3li. 10s. ; one diap cloth & napkins, 
12s. ; three other table cloths, 10s. ; 1 dozen of napkins, 
12s., 4 piUow cases, 16s., Hi. 8s.; 5 pewter platters, 1 bas- 
sen & ure, 3 sawcers, 1 butter dish, one quart pot, one 
candle stick, one cadle cup, 1 porringer waying 29li., Hi. 
18s. 8d. ; one bras candlestick, 3s., one bras pott, 26s., one 
Iron kittle, 6s., Hi. 15s.; one Iron pot, 6s., one bake pan, 
5s., one bras skillett, 5s, 16s.; 1 bras pan, 1 pestle & Smoth- 
ing Iron, 5s., one silver beaker, 45s., 2li. 10s. ; one silver 
spoone, 10s., 1 pr. Cobirons, fire pan, tongs, 25li. 12s., Hi. 
2s. ; one joyne cubbard, 30s. ; two sives, 2s. ; one old bedsted 
& a barell, 5s. ; 2 coverings, 2 blanketts with halfe a down 
bed & 2 firkins, Hi. 15s.; about 12 bush. Indian corne, 32s.; 
4 bush, of rye, 20s.; 15 bushells barly, 3li. ; 4 bush, of wheat, 
20s. ; 10 bush, oates, 20s. ; one old axe, 18d. ; one paile, 
2s. ; one frying pan, 4s. ; tray, 2 milkpans, 3s. ; 3 sacks, 
6s. ; two old trunks, 5s. ; one old chest, 2s. ; one table in ye hall, 



332 THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

lOs.; 3 barrells & half barrell, 7s.; 3 occumy spoones, 9d. ; 
a paire of bellows, 6s.; 2 chaires, 4s.; 15 trenchers, lOd. ; 
two glasses, 2s. ; two forkes, 18d. ; one dung fork, Is. ; one 
bible, 8s.; Eaigner of origmall sinn, 2s.; I plow, 1 cliaine, 
one yoake, one Harrow, 20s., one fanne, 10s., Hi. 10s.; the 
new barne, 25li. ; Johns bed with 2 bolsters, 2 pillows, 3 
blanketts, one "Rngg, one coverlet, curtains & valence, 121 i., 
371i. ; 3li. of sheeps woole, 40s.; wearing apparrell, lOli. ; 4 
paire of sheets with other linen, pewter, bras. Iron, plate, with 
other household goods and Implements of husbandry de- 
signed to Jacob, besides his last years corn, 28li. 10s. 3d.; 
total, 71011. 15s. 6d. 

Debts owing to him, from Samll. Worster, 3li. 16s.; Tho. 
Hardy, 10s.; old Hardy, 15s.; Jo. Rand, 24s. 8d. ; Nico. 
Wallington, 3li. ; Wm. Huttchens, lis.; Jo. Poore, 5s.; Jo. 
Godfry, 3s.; Peeter Toppan for keeping cattle, 12811.; debts 
owing to Rich. Dole, Hi. ; Capt. Gerish, 6s. 6d. ; Jo. Knight, 
lis.; Wm. Ilsly, 14s.; Jo. Webster, lis.; Tristram Coffin, 
12s. 9d. ; Capt. Wliite, 16s. 5d.; Ja. Ordway, 5s.; Ben. Lowle, 
5s. 6d. ; Nath. Clarke, 3s. 4d. ; Jo. Bartlet, 5s. ; Mr. Thomas, 
9s. ; Mrs. Cottle, 6s. ; Josh. Bream, 4s. ; Peter Toppan, 6s. ; 
Hugh Marsh, 20s. ; Mrs. Noyes, 8s. 

Attested in Ipswich court Mar. 25, 1673 by Sussan Toppan, 
the executrix. Ipswich Quarterly Court Records, vol. 5, paae 
206. 

Estate of Thomas Jones, Jr. of (Gloucester?). 

"Esexe in New England. In the name of God amen this 
13*^ day of November 1672 I Thomas Joanes Jun now 
resident in the County aforesaid being visited with the hand 
of God and very weake, yet haueing my perfect Memory 
thankes be to alhnighty God and Caling to remembrance the 
unsertaine estate of this transitory life, and that all flesh 
must yeald unto death when it shall please God to Call doe 
make. Constitute, ordaine and declare this my last will and 
Testament in maner and form following revokeing and anull- 
ing by these p^'sents all my Testament or Testaments, will 
or wills heare to fore made or declared eyther by word or 
by writting, and this to be taken onely for my last will and 
noe other; Imps. I doe order giue and dispose the Estate 
now belonging unto me both reall and personall in manner 
and form following that is to saye first I will y* all those 
debts that I owe in right and Continence to any manner of 



THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 333 

person or persons whatsoeuer shall be well and truely Con- 
tented and paid by my Executor hereafter named within 
Convenient time after my discease Item I giue unto my 
well beloued Brother in law Thomas Howard my land at 
Towne. I giue unto him also fiue pounds which my Brother 
Benjamin is to pay after my Mothers discease I giue unto 
my Brother Thomas Howard one sheep and on gunn which 
is at Nicholas Manins at salem ; Item I giue unto my Brother 
Benjamin my best sute of Clothes (vez.) Briches wascoat 
and Coate; Item unto my will beloued Mother four pounds 
which shee owes unto mee Item I giue unto my Sister 
Memeber one sheepe; This I doe Constituet my my Brother 
Thomas Howard to be my lawfull Executor and that he 
shall pay all my debts which is lawfully due to any man." 

Thomas (his [h mark) Joanes. 

(seal) 

"Witness: Mary (her V mark) Joanes, Remember (her X 
mark) Joanes, 

Proved in Ipswich court Mar. 25, 1673 by the witnesses. 

Inventory of the estate of Thomas Joanes, Jr., deceased 
Nov. 25, 1672, taken Dec. 12, 1672, by Wm. Griggs and 
James Hughes : His Lands at Towne, 20li. ; his best sute 
of Cloathes, 21i. ; his every day Cloathes, 5s. ; Two Btanketts 
«fe 1 bedsack, Hi. ; Two paire old stockings & one paire old 
shoose, 8s. ; one Muscoot Barrell & lock, 14s. ; old Coate, 6s. ; 
Cloathes, shirt & Neckcloth, Hi.; 1 old chest and Bible, 
4s.; Two sheep, 14s.; on Easier, Is. 6d. ; in his mother's 
hand, 4li. ; total, 301i. 12s. 6d. Debtor to Mr. Wm. Browne, 
Sr., 2li. 19s. 9d.; Thomas Cliford, Hi. 19s.; Wm. Griggs 
& James Hughes, 2li. 2s.; Benjamin Joanes, 12s. 9d. ; total, 
71i. 13s. 6d. 

Attested Mar. 25, 1673 by the executor. 

Essex County Prolate Files, Docl-et 15,229. 

Estate of John Gage of Bradford. 

"I John Gage being by the grace of god In som Compe- 
tent mesure of vnderstand and daily waiting for my Chang 
do make this my Last wil and testament and do herby apoint 
my Sonns Samuell Daniell Nathaniell Jonathon and Josiah : 
gage Joynt Exectors of this my will w^^ is as ffoloweth — 
first I Comit and Comend what I am and haue Into the 
hands of my most Loueing and gracious god In Christ Josus 
my soul Imediatly vpon my Death to be Recived Into those 



334 THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

heuenly mansions which my blessed saviour hath prepared 
for me: and my body I Desire may be Intered In a Desent 
manor In hope that my sauiour will In his Due time Raise 
it Into glory ffor my temporall Estat which god hath giuen 
me I Dispose of it as followeth first my Debts al to be 
Paled and then I will and Bequeath to my beloued wife 
Sarah Gag one Cow and al what houshould Goods wase hir 
owne; During her Life and to Dispose of at hir Death: 
the Rest of my houshould goods as beading peautar brass 
Iron Earthen and woodden vessels within house I giue vnto 
hir During hir Natural Life and at hir Death to Returne 
to my Children : only I Do Reserve out of these to be now 
Disposed of to my Children al my wearing Clothes and my 
Chest ad al y* is In it and a great Kettell and a Cowel: 
also I giue vnto hir on third part of al the Corne That shal 
be mine at my Desease and I do will that my fiue Sonns 
aboue mentioned them ad Each of them thaire heires Exece- 
tors adminst. ad asignes shal pay or Cause to be paied to 
my wife Sarah Gag twenty shillings apeice Every yeare dur- 
ing hir naturul Life In good marchantabel Corne the one 
halfe In English graine the other halfe In Indian Come 
to be Diliuered by hir order In som place In this towne of 
Bradford or aboard a boate In merimacke Riuer at Havor- 
hill : al y* abouesd partickulars I wil to hir vpon and with 
hir consent to Relinquis[h] al hir Right In the Rest of my 
Estate for my Sonns I wil that they Inioy and posses for 
them and theire heires for Euer al and Euery part and 
parcil of my Lands as it is alredy Laied out and alloted 
to them and Euery one of them my Island which is not 
yeate laide out to be Eaqualy Diuid amongst them my grand 
sonn to haue an Equall share with Each of them : all the 
Rest of my Estat I will that it Be Equaly Divided amungst 
my Sonnes ; In witnes that this is my Last will and Testa- 
ment I set to my hand and seale." 

John (his I mark) gage. 

Witness: Shubaell Walker, Gilbart (his W mark) Wilford. 

Proved in Ipswich court Mar. 25, 1673 by the witnesses. 

Inventory of the estate of Sergt, John Gage of Bradford 
taken Mar. 26, 1673, by Henry Kinsbury, Thomas Kimball 
and Shubaell Walker : wearing apparill wooling and Linning, 
6li. 14s.; 2 beads, beading, 1 beadsteade, on pair Curtines, 
131i. Is.; Bookes, 20s., and a curtlash, 21i. 2s.; peauter, brass 
and Tinn ware, 31i. 13s. ; Iron ware, pots, friing pan, 
Tramils, Pothooks and fire pane, Hi. 3s.; Earthen and wood 



THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 335 

vessels, 13s. 6d.; 3 Chests, 1 box, cupboard, 2 kneding troves, 
2li. 7s.; Tubs and barills, Hi.; Chaires, Cusliins, Tabels, 
spinning wheels, lli. 4s.; plough Irons, chaines and Utin- 
cels for husbandry, 4li. 8s. 6d. ; bridel, saddel, pillion, a 
paire of shoose, 17s.; paire of gloves, bag, 6 spoones, 5s. 6d. ; 
agures, Chisils, hamers, pincers, aules and other small things, 
9s.; about 50 pound of porke, 12s. 6d.; 2 Cowes, 91i. ; horse, 
Coult and halfe a mare, 9li. ; 6 swine, 4li. ; about 350 accars 
Land, 350li. ; about 10 accars upon a Island, lOli. Debts 
due the estate, 151i. ; total, 435li. 10s. Debts due from the 
estate: to Mr. Francis wainwright of Iptchswich, 12li. 10s.; 
Samuell Graves of Iptchswich, lli. ; other small Debts, 2li. 

8s. ; to ye Docctars, . 

Attested in Ipswich court 25 : 1 : 1673 by the executors. 
Essex County Probate Files, Docket 10,483. 

Nathaniell Gage renounces his right of administration 
upon the common right at Ipswich of his father, John Gage. 
Dated Bradford, Feb. 11, 1718-19. 

Bond of Daniel Gage of Bradford, for 20011., with Jacob 
Foster and Joseph Foster of Ipswich, sureties, Feb. 16, 1718- 
19, for the administration (d. b. n.) on the estate in Ipswich, 
of his grandfather John Gage of Bradford, formerly of 
Ipswich, deceased. 

Witness : James Todd, Daniel Eogers. 

Essex County Probate Files, Docket 10,484. 

Estate of Giles Cromwell of Newbury. 

"In the Name of God Amen The Last will and Testament 
of Giles Cromwell of Newbury in the County of Essex in 
New England being very Aged and weake of Body but of 
pfect vnderstanding I Desire to Eesine up my soule to God 
that Gaue it and my Body to the Dust when my Apointed 
time shall come and concerning my [E] state that God in 
his Goodness hath Giuen mee [I] doe Dispose of as follow- 
eth Imprimis T Giue [and] Bequeath unto my son Phillip 

Cromwell e n Acres of upland Lying in the Bounds of 

Newbury C[om]only called Divident land 2ly I Giue unto 
my son Phillip Cromwells Eldest son that shall Hue and 
Ariue unto the Age of one and twenty yeares six Acres of 
marsh Lying in the Bounds of Newbury called Pine Hand 
marsh being six Acres of the twelue acres Adjoyning to the 
marsh of steven Grenleife likewise I Giue and Bequeath 
unto my Daughter Argentine Cram the wife of Benjamin 



336 THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

Cram my House Lot Lying and being in Newbury containe- 
ing eight Acres more or Less as it is Bounded on the North 
with the Comon and southerly with the Land of Ensigne 
Steven Greeleife and Easterly with y^ High way, with all the 
Houseing therupon standing with all the Eights and privi- 
lledges of comonage therunto belonging as also I Giue unto 
my Daughter Argentine my twenty acres of marsh lying in 
the bounds of Newbury in that marsh called Pine Hand 
marsh lying between the marsh of M"" Edward Woodman & 
the marsh that was somtimes the marsh of John Eoff bounded 
on the Easterly end with a Great Crick and on the westerly 
end with the Eocks. as Also the Eemainder of the twelue 
Acres of marsh of which six acres I haue Giuen to my son 
Phillips eldest son all the Eemainder of it I Giue and be- 
queath to my Daughter Argentine Cram likewise my will is 
that all which I haue Giuen to my Daughter Argentine after 
her Decease shall be equally Devided amongst her children 
that shall be then liueing that doth beare the Name of Cram 
and If any of the children shall Dy before they shall Ariue 
to the Age of twenty and one yeares their Part shall be De- 
vided amongst the Eest Equally Alwaies provided that the 
House and Lands be not Devided but that it shall Eemaine 
Intire to the Eldest son he paying Equall Proportions to 
the Eest of the children or for want of a son to the Eldest 
Daughter she Paying to the Eest the Equall Parts accord- 
ing to the valuation of it And I doe constitute and [apjoint 
my son Benjamin Cram my sole executor [to] this my Last 
will and to Confirme all the [pr] misses aboue written to 
be my last will and Testiment I haue Heerunto set my 
hand and scale this twenty seaventh of the 2*^ Month in the 
yeare of our Lord sixteen Hundred and seaventy two :" 

Giles (his N mark) Cromwell 

(seal) 

Witness: Anthony Stanyim, Benje. Swett. 

Proved in Ipswich court Mar, 25, 1673 by Benjamin Sweet 
and Mr. Anthony Stanyen being disabled to travel to the 
court, made oath Mar. 20, 1672-3, before Samuel Dalton, 
Commissioner. 

Inventory of the estate of Gills Cromlom, deceased Eeb. 
24, 1672, taken by Bene. Swett and Steven Grenlefe: Eight 
Akers of plow land with ye house & orchard and free hould, 
80li. ; eleven akers of devident land, llli. ; twelve Akers of 
march, 60li. ; twenty Akers of medow, 601i. ; wearinge Clothes, 
18s.; a bill from Caleb Moody, 3li. 8s. lid. 



THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 337 

Also information of a debt due to the estate of llli. from 
John Bartlet, Sr., that he gave bill for to Philip Cromlom 
as his father Gills Cromloms attorney & also a bill of 6li. 
from Edward Eichison, but the sd Phillip not yett appear- 
ing about any of these concerns I know not ye true state of it. 

Attested in Ipswich court Mar. 25, 1673 by Benjamin Cram. 
Essex County Prolate Files, Docket 6,583. 

Estate of Thomas Wellman of Lynn. 

Inventory of the estate of Tliomas Wellman deceased Oct. 
10, 1672, taken by Ihomas (his 7 mark) Kendall and Jeremiah 
Sweyen: his wearing Cloths, 3li. lis.; on Bed, Curtins, and 
valenc, f)li. ; Bed, 2li. 10s.; on Bed more, 3li. ; oit dusen of 
napkins, Hi. 4s. ; fower paire of sheets and on sheete, 4li. 
17s.; three tabel cloaths, nine pilabars, nine touels, 3li. 15s.; 
two Chists and two Boxes and three Chaires, Hi. 6s. ; two 
Chaires, 2s.; two Bibles and other Bookes, 2li. 15s.; milck 
vesels, 16s.; six earthen pots, on skillet, on morter, two Iron 
pots, on smothen Iron, lli. Is. ; on paire of stelyards, 18s. ; 
warming pann, 7s. ; fower Barrells, on Churne, on Cheese 
tub, three sackes, lli. 5s. 6d. ; Gridiron, on paire of toungs, 
fire shovell, on crowe of iron, 12s.; Brasse and puter, 5li. 
8s. 6d. ; two spets, 4s. ; two paire of andirns, lli. 10s. ; on 
Brasse pot, on kittell, on tramell, on paire of pot hookes, 
21i. 2s.; on Chest and on tabell, 10s.; wedges, axes, hammers, 
shaving knife, chaine and a peece of a chaine, on Iron foot, 
lli. 10s. ; on pilyon, 4s. ; three Guns, two swords and am- 
manishon, 2li. 16s.; on Loome, two spining whels, 311. 6s,; 
tubes, two sives, on half bushell, 9s. ; on dweling howse, 30li. ; 
nine score ackers of upland and meddow, 20011. ; Barne, 
201i. ; fower oxen, 20li.; five Cowes, 15li. ; on mare, 3li. 10s.; 
two horsses, 51i. ; on callfe, lli. ; Carts, yockes, plows, sleed, 
3li. 3s. ; fifteen swine, 9li. ; English Graine, 31i. 9s. ; Inden 
Corne, 8li. 15s.; on whip sawe, on tennent sawe, on hand- 
sawe, oger, two chessels, lli. 6s. ; ould Barrells, troves and 
tubes, Hi.; three hundred of bords, and sedere stuf, Hi.; 
three two year oullds, 71i. 10s.; Debts, 1311. 9s. 5d.; total, 
37011. 10s. '7d. 

Delivered in Ipswich court Mar. 25, 1673. 

An agreement dated Mar, 22, 1672-3, concerning the estate 
of Thomas Wellman of Lynn, deceased, intestate, that the 
widow shall be executrix, and the estate be divided to the 
eldest son Abraham, one half of the land, and the other 



338 THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

half to the widow and her younger son Isack, during her 
life, at her death to the son Isack; the harn to the widow's 
disposing; the new dwelling house to the widow during her 
life, and at her decease, or if she should marry again to her 
eldest son; to the eldest daughter Elizabeth Welman, the 
second daughter Sarah Wellmau and the younger daughter 
Mary Wellman, 301i. each, to be paid by their mother in 
cattle and household goods. 

Signed Elizebeth (her I mark) Wellman, Senear, Abra- 
ham Wellman, Ishak Wellman, Elisabeth (her E mark) Well- 
man, Juner, Mary (her V mark) Welman. 

Presented in Ipswich court Mar. 25, 1673 by the widow 
of Thomas Wellman and allowed with this proviso, that the 
daughters shall receive their portions at the age of twenty 
one years, and if the widow marry, to give security for the 
daughter's portions. 

Essex County Prolate Files, Docket 39,277. 

Estate of John Dow of Haverhill. 

Administration upon the estate of Jno. Dowe of Haverhill 
granted Apr. 8, 1673 to Mary Dowe, his widow. Salisbury 
Quarterly Court Records, vol. 2, leaf 12. 

InventoT'v of the estate of John Dow of Haverhill, who 
died intestate, taken by George Browne and Eobert Clemens: 
Apparell, 5li. 12s. ; beding & bedstead, lOli. ; Brass & iron, 
4li. 5s. ; Ammunition, 2li. 12s. ; house and house lott, 50li. ; five 
comon rights, lOli.; Eleven acres ox comon land, llli. ; Two 
parcells of meadow (ie) East & pond meadow, 2011.; two 
Cowes, 9li. ; three young neate cattle, 7li. ; mare & colt, 5li. ; 
Thirteene swine, 8li. ; a parcell of land beneath ye little 
river East, 12li. ; Three acres upon ye barren plaine, 31i. ; 
a sheepe, 10s. ; a hide. 14s. ; Rie, pease & Indian, 3li. ; chest, 
box & wooden ware, 3li. ; an interest in an Island at Haver- 
hill, Hi. lOs. ; wheelebarrow, Sythe, fork & sickles, 12s. ; 
bridle & sadle. Hi. 10s. Debts from ye estate: to Samuell 
Plumer, 4li. 10s. or thereabouts : Mr. Dolton, 5li. 12s. ; Capt. 
Saltonstall by bill, Hi. 12s. 8d. ; Martha Heath, 8li. 6s. 8d. 
The estate creditor : l)y Gilbert Wilford, 5li. ; Belnap, Hi. 

Attested in Salisbury court Apr. 8, 1673 by Mary Dowe, 
widow of John Dowe. Essex County Probate Files, Docket 
8,217. 

Concerning the estate of John Dowe of Haverhill, court 
14 : 8 : 1673, ordered that after the debts are paid, the remain- 



THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 339 

der be equally divided between John Dowe's widow and his 
son. Sarall. Shepherd of Haverhill and Onesephorus Page 
of Salisbury bound. Hampton Quarterly Court Records, vol. 
2, leaf 22.' 

Sanill. Shephard in the behalf of Mary, his wife, who was 
widow of John Dow of Haverhill, and administratrix of 
his estate, presented to the Ipswich court, Sept. 29, 1685, 
an act of the court at Hampton in 1673, refering to the 
settlement of the said estate, and petitioned that a committee 
be appointed to divide the estate between the widow and tbeir 
child. The court ordered that Mary and her son Joseph 
Dow choose two men to set out the division and also that 
Joseph choose a guardian to take care of his share. Copy 
from the Ipswich Court Records. 

The division of the estate of John Dow made by Lt. 
George Browne and Onesephorus Mash, Sr. at the request of 
Mary Sheaperd and her son Joseph Dow : to the said Mary, 
administratrix, apparrell, 5li. 12s.; bedding and bedsteed, 
lOli. ; brass and Iron, 4li. 5s.; ammunition, 2li. 12s.; 
to Connnonedges, 41i. ; a peece of pond meadow, lOli. ; tow 
cowes, 9li. ; 3 young, neat Cattle, 7li. ; 13 swine, 8li. ; a mare 
and colt, 5li. ; 3 Acers of land upon the barran plaine, 3li. ; 
Eie, pease and Indian corn, 31i. ; an Intrust upon ye Island 
in Haverhill, Hi. 10s. ; wheelbarrow, fork, cikell and sith, 
12s. ; bridle and sadle. Hi. 10s. ; chest, box and wooden wear, 
3li. ; a Hide, 1-ts. 

Samuell Sheaperd, present husband of Mary, the widow of 
John Dow of Haverhill, ])etitioned the court held at Ips- 
wich, Mar. 30, 1686, to confirm the said division and it 
was allowed. 

The division of the estate to Joseph Dow: Howsen and 
House lot, soli.; 3 common rights, 16li.; a peece of meadow 
at ye East meadow, lOli. ; a peece of land below ye little 
river, 12li. 

Joseph Dow, son of John Dow, deceased, made choice of 
Onesephorus Page, his uncle, to be his guardian, which was 
allowed by the court. 

Sept. 25, 1694, "Stephen Dow of Haverhill, the only son 
of Thomas Dow of haverell desireth administration of som 
estat in lands which was his fathers and after him was my 
elder brother John Dow, deceased, and alsoe the decease 
of Joseph the son of John Dow who decesed under age." 



340 THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

Petition of Samuel Dow. attorney to his father Stephen 
Dow, and of Ephraim Roberts, attorney to Henry Dow, shew- 
ing that John Dow, late of Haverhill, died intestate, leav- 
ing a considerable estate, which was divided in 1673, one 
half to Mary, the widow and administratrix and the other 
half to his son Joseph who died before he came of age, 
asking that a citation may be granted for the said adminis- 
tratrix to give an accounting of her administration, so that 
the right heirs may receive the same. 

Dated Salem, Nov. 21, 1694. 

Petition of Samuel Dow, son of Stephen Dow, shewing 
that whereas John Dow late of Haverhill, died intestate, 
and left only one son, Joseph, who died before he came to 
the age of twenty one years, and the court ordered the di- 
viding of the estate one half to the widow and the other 
half to his only child, Joseph Dow, yet notwithstanding, 
Mary Shepard alias Dow doth keep the estate that was set 
out to Joseph and witholdeth it from those to whom of right 
it belongeth, wherefore your petitioner prays that the said 
Mary Shepard, and Samuel Shepard her present husband, 
may be cited to give an account of ye estate that so the 
estate set out to Joseph may be made certain unto whom it 
belongs. Jan. 1, 1694. 

Upon this jietition the citation is granted for the said Sam- 
uel and Mary Shepard to appear the first Monday in Feb- 
ruary to answer as within. 

Essex County Probate Files, Docket 8,217. 

Estate of Thomas Lilford of Haverhill. 

Administration on the estate of Thomas Lilforth of Haver- 
hill granted Apr. 8, 1673, to his wife Elizabeth Lilforth. 
Salishury Quarterly Court Records, vol. 2, leaf 12. 

Inventory of the estate of Thomas Lilford, taken Nov. 18, 
1672, by Henry Palmer and Thomas Eatton. all of Haver- 
hill : a dwelling house and two akers of land adjoyning to 
it, 20li. ; five akers of planting land by the former which 
was sometimes James Davise, Sr., 20li. ; 4 akers of plant- 
ing land in the plaine, 8li. ; four score akers of 3 division 
of upland, 201i. ; propriety of two commonages, 6li. ; 2 akers 
of meadow at rose meadow, lOli. ; 3 quarters of an aker at 
hawkes meadow. Hi. 10s.; two akers at the worlds end 
meadow, 4li. ; two akers at mistake meadow, 6li. ; one Cow 
and one calfe, 4li. ; 5 swine, 5li. ; 5 piges at 5s. a peece, Oli. 



THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 341 

5s. ; 4 sheep, 2li. ; a parcel of hay and corn stalkes, Hi. 10s.; 
Indean come about 30 bushell, 4li. 10s. ; 3 busheles of pease 
and ry, 12s. ; a bedstead and beding, 4li. ; two Iron potes, 
15s.; friing pan and skeillet, 5s.; puter and woodden stufe, 
Hi. 4s.; sheetes and other linen and wearing cloathes, 3li. 
10s. ; yearne and hempe, 2li. 12s. ; barrel of cyder, 12s. ; In 
Iron, 4 stockebands, two round pines, boxes for wheeles, 
share and culter, paire bettel ringes and other Iron things. 
Hi. 10s.; sword and musquet, Hi.; in hopes and other small 
things, Hi. ; 3 acres of land in ye great playn, 12li. ; 32 acres 
2d division, 391i. 10s. ; 1 acre 1-4 hous lott, 5li. 

Attested in Salisbury court Apr. 8, 1673 by Elizabeth 
Linford. 

An addition to the inventory made hj the desire of the 
widow Linfurd, administratrix of the estate of her husband; 
too commonidges, 6li. ; 4 acors of meddow in the west med- 
dow, lOli. 

Signed Apr. 26, 1673 by Elizabeth (her E mark) Linfurth. 

Witness: Nath. Salton?tall, William White. 

Petition Sept. 5, 1695, of Nicholas Browne of Haverhill 
and Mary his wife, shewing that Thomas Lilford formerly 
of Haverhill, died intestate, and administration was granted 
to Elizabeth, his widow, who has since deceased, and he left 
only two daughters, Elizabeth who married Peter Brewar 
and Mary who married the petitioner and there being no rec- 
ord of any settlement of the estate, and Peter Brewar and 
his wife having possession, and judging that one half of 
the estate belongeth unto them, there being no sons, that there 
may be a division and settlement according to law, or ad- 
ministration granted to whom of right it doth belong. 

Granted that citation be made to Elizabeth to appear and 
show cause why administration should not be granted to 
Mary. 

Bond of Elizabeth Brewar, alias Lilford, for 400li. with 
Daniel Ela and Samuel Dalton, all of Haverhill, as sureties, 
Sept. 25, 1695, for the administration on the estate of Thomas 
Lilford of Haverhill, intestate. Witness: Israel (his EI 
mark) Ela, John Croade. 

An account of the administration of Eliza Lilford, alias 
Brewar, administratrix of the estate of Thomas Lilford and 
Elizabeth his wife, late of Haverliill, deceased, of the es- 
tate not administered upon by the widow, the real estate 
per inventory 11711.; the personal estate, 35li. 5s.; total. 



342 THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

21211. OS. The payments made by her since accepting the 
trust : bond and letter of administration & recording the in- 
ventory, 10s. ; keeping the relict of Thomas Lilford 10 years, 
40li. ; keeping her 5 years more when she was in a more 
declining condition, 25li. ; keeping her 5 years more when 
she was under extreem weakness & beadrid & a heavy hand 
with her, 501i. ; funerall charges, 21i. 10s.; stating the ac- 
count, 4s.; recording the settlement, 4s,; allowing the ac- 
count, 5s.; setling & dividing the estate, 5s.; order for di- 
vision, 3s. ; a Quietus, 4s. ; the admx. for her trouble, oli. ; 
total, 12411. 5s. ; remains to ballance, 88li. 

Attested May 4, 1696 by Elizabeth Brewar, administratrix. 

Ordered that the 88li. be divided one half to Elizabeth 
Brewar, eldest daughter of the deceased Thomas Lilford, and 
one half to Mary Browne the other daughter. 

Essex County Probate Files, Docket 16,800. 

The division of the estate hj the order of the court May 
4, 1696, made by Daniel Ely, Josiah Gage, Samll. Dalton and 
Eobt. Swan, all of Haverhill : to Eliza. Brewer, adminis- 
tratrix, 4 acres of IMeadow at ye West meadow, lOli. ; 4 
acres of Planting Land at ye Plain, 8li. ; 80 acres of Third 
Division land, 20li. ; 2 acres of meadow at Mystake, 26li. ; 
2 acres at Rose Meadow, 1011. ; 3 acres at ye Great Plain, 
121i. ; 1 1-4 acre of a hous Lott, 511.; 3 rights in ye Cow 
Conion, 911. ; all ye psonal Estate wch she accepts at 44li. ; 
total. 124li. 5s. ; also a dwelling house and 2 acres of land 
adjoyning, 20li. ; 5 acres of planting land adjoining to ye 
former sometimes James Davises land, 201i. ; two acres of 
meadow at ye Worlds End, 411. ; total, 44li. To Mary Lilford 
alias Browne, 32 acres of two Division Land, 391i. 10s. ; 
one Eight in ye Cow comon, 311. ; 3 acres of meadow at 
Hauke Meadow, Hi. 10s.; total 4411. 

Eliza Lilford. alias Brewer, administratrix of the estate 
of Thos. Lilford, late of Haverhill, having rendered an ac- 
count of her administration on the estate, a quietus is given 
to her, June 30, 1696. 

Essex Coimty Probate Pecords, vol. 305, pp. 164, 182. 

Estate of Mrs. Phebe Eaton of Haverhill. 

Administration on the estate of Phebe Eaton, widow of 
John Eaton, granted Apr. 8, 1673, to Steven Dowe of Haver- 
hill. Salisbury Quarterly Court Records, vol. 2, leaf 13. 



THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 343 

Inventory of the estate of the widow Eatton, taken Dec. 
25, 1672, by Henry Palmer and William White; a penniston 
petticoat, cotton petticoat, carsee petticoat, 2 wascutes, cloth 
hood, 2li. ; smale lining, 14s. ; a blacke cap & neck cloth, 
2s. 6d. ; two hatts, 15s,; 2 yards woolen cloth, 9s.; 4 yards 
3 quarters Cotton cloth, 15s.; a stuffe gonnd, Hi. 10s.; 2 
bags & a pillow, 6s. ; a paire shooes & stokins, 6s. ; pewter, 
looking glas & brush, 5s. ; chest & boxses & seive, 6s. ; an 
Indyan boxe, 2 earthen pots, 2s. ; two tubs, a bed mate, a 
chaire pease, 9s. ; 3 ti-aies, 2s. 6d. In debts from Thomas 
eatton of haverhill. Hi. 10s. ; Thomas eaten of Salisbury, Hi. 
10s. ; Thomas whiteer, 7s. ; Petter ayers, 6s. 6d. ; Steven Dow, 
4s.; total, llli. 19s. 6d. 

Attested in Salisl)ury court Apr. 8, 1673 by Stephen Dow, 
the administrator. Essex County Probate Files. Doclcet 8,499. 

Estate of Joseph Heath of Haverhill. 

Administration on the estate of Joseph Heath, late de- 
ceased, granted Apr. 29, 1673, to Bartholemew Heath and 
Steven Dowe, both of Haverhill, until Hampton court next, 
when an inventory was to be presented. Salishury Quarterly 
Court Records, vol. 2, leaf 14. 

Ordered 14: 2: 1672, that the recorder, not having entered 
the letter of administration granted to Bartholemew Heath 
upon the estate of his son Joseph Heath, shall now enter it 
and date it from the time it was granted. The administra- 
tor was ordered to bring in an inventory to the next Hamp- 
ton court. 

Administration was gi'anted to Bartholemew Heath upon 
the estate of his son Joseph Heath, late of Haverhill, de- 
ceased, 14: 8: 1673, at the County court at Hampton. 

Salisbury Quarterly Court Becords, vol. 2, leaves 28, 30. 

Bartholemew Heath was bound Oct. 13, 1674, to administer 
the estate of Joseph Heath, deceased. Hampton Quarterly 
Court Becords, vol. 2, leaf 35. 

Inventory of the estate of Joseph Heath of Haverhill, 
taken Dec. 18, 1672, by Henry Palmer and James Pecker: 
twoe Cowes, 8li. ; one 2 year old heiffer & a yearlin, 21i. 15s.; 
one bay horse, 5li. 10s. ; twoe swine & 4 piggs, 4li. 2s. ; about 
20 bushells of Indian Corne unthresht, 3li. ; his wareing 
Clothes, bootes & shoes, 6li. ; thre hats, linen & Eibond, 2li. 
10s.; twoe saddills & Armes & a pillyone, 21i. 12s.; Cutlase 



344 THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

& A case of pistolls & houlsters, 2li. 10s. ; A yard & quarter 
of Eed broad Clothe, Hi. 7s. ; A yd. of blew linnen, 2 severall 
yds. of holland & a yd. of canvis, 13s.; 21 pound of Gotten 
& a bed matt, Hi. 9s. 6d. ; som other things yt were sente 
in to us since the firste takeing of this inventory, brought 
by steven Dow, and appraised Oct. 14, 1673, by James Pecker 
and John (his H mark) heathe, seaner: some hops & hempe, 
about 15s.; A coppill of wedgis, A broad hoe, 2 wegis, 15s. 

In money, 6s. 6d. ; A barill of sider & a wooden bottell, 
13s. ; 2 yards of penistone, 10s. ; wheat unthresht 4 bushells, 
Hi. ; Ey, 3 bushells & halfe, 14s. ; oates, 4 bushells, 10s. ; 
mare & Coult prised by James Davis, Sr. & John heath, Sr., 
5li. 10s.; 1200 of hogshed Eed oke heden, Hi. 4s.; 8 lengths 
of barill beddings, 2s. 6d. ; 26 length of hogshed hedin, 8s. ; 
part of a bill from Samewell persone, 21i. 18s. 9d. ; A payer 
of fetters, 5s. ; A shovell Irone, Is. 6d. ; 2 axeis, 3s. ; ye im- 
provemente of 3 Akers of land twoe yeres, 2li. ; a sithe, 4s. ; 
a peell of land given him by his father According to his deed 
of guift wch yet is not divided & yr fore not yet prized. 

Goods of his wifes before she maryed in John Dows hands, 
lOli. ; 4 trayes, Churne & other wooden ware, 10s. ; one Irone 
pot & pot hookes, 7s. ; twoe poringers & A pewter platter, 
2s> 6d.; total, 68li. 13s. 

Attested in Hampton court 14: 8: 1673 by Bartho. Heath. 

An account of the payments made by Bartholemew Heath 
/ as administrator of the estate of Joseph Heath : to Doctor 
Bennet, Hi. 14s.; mr. Eogers. Hi. 6d. ; hugh march, 17s. 
3d.; John Knight, 3li. ; Mr. Eichard Dole, lOli. 3s.; Sam- 
uell Plummer, 3s. 9d. ; Anthony Sumersbe, Hi. 18s. 7d. ; 
Mr. Care, 5s. 3d. ; Daniell Ela, 31i. 18s. 4d. ; Mr. Light, 31i. 
lis. 9d. ; John Dow, Hi. ; Eobert Swan, 5li. 13s. 6d. ; John 
Atkinson, 51i. 16s.; Mathew Clarke, 18s. 6d. ; Thomas 
Chanler, 19s.; Abram Heseltine, 8s.; Mr. Ward, 16s,; John 
Griffing, 6s. 6d. ; Samuell gild, Senr., 16s.; theoder Atkinson 
J for Joseph Heath, 3li. 3s. ; Mr. Woodman, Hi. ; Mr. Wood- 
bridge, Hi. 16s.; Samuell Gild, Junr., 6s.; Joseph Page, 6s. 
6d.; Will. Sammon, 6s. 6d.; thomas barnad, 4s. 6d. ; Eates 
Contry Coonty and to ye towne, 8s.; Samuell Percen, 9s.; 
bartholemew heath, 31i. ; John Heath his brother in Suger 
and other things, Hi.; Eicherd huberd, 14s.; to Martha'yt 
was wif to ye deceased Joseph Heath, 81i. 10s.; my aten- 
dence at ye first Setting of ye Court, 5 dayes and at ye ad- 
joyrnment of ye Court 3 day, to Hampton Court following 
and bringing down ye woman and ye Child 4 dayes, for com- 



THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 345 

ing to ye next Hampton Court againe to dayes, for go- 
ing to Eecon wth men 2 days, for going about to gett Ke- 
ceipts 3 dayes, for going to Newbery and Carreing downe 
4 swine, 6s.; for keeping 5 swine ye winter after his death, 
30s. ; keeping 2 Horse kind one winter, 20s. ; maintaining 
of ye woman one year, 61i. ; several particulars delivered to 
the widdow, 71i. 7s. ; one bushell & halfe of wheat spentt at 
his buriall, 7s. 6d. ; at ye same time spentt in licker at his 
buriall, 10s.; diging his grave. Is. 6d. 

Attested in Salisbury court Apr. 13, 1675 by Bartholemew 
Heath. 

Martha Page formerly wife of Joseph Heath acknowledged 
that she had received for herself and child, a peece of Red 
Cloath, Hi. 7s. ; one yd. of blew linnen, 2 yds. of holland & 
a yd. of Canvis, 13s. ; 21 pounds of Gotten wooll. Hi. Is. ; 
money, 6s. 6d. ; 2 yds. of pennystone, 10s.; trayes and other 
things, 19s. 6d. ; linnen rebon, westcoat, Eocote and drawers, 
2li.; pillien, 10s.; total, 7li. 7s. 

Essex County Probate Files, Docket 13,020. 

Estate of Michael Tand^ (of Salisbury?). 

Administration on the estate of Michaell Tandy, deceased, 
granted Apr. 29, 1673, to Joseph Lancaster and he was 
ordered to bring in an inventory to the next Hampton court. 
Salisbury Quarterly Court Records, vol. 2, leaf 16. 

Inventory of the estate of Michaell Tandy : A horse in ye 
hande of Jemes Freeze sold by ye sd Freze for 51i. ; a sadell 
yt Henry Tuksbery had of Michall Tandy, Hi. 8s.; more in 
ye hands of Mr. Gorge Carr, Sr., 13li. 

Attested in Hampton court 14 : 8 : 1673 by Joseph Lankas- 
ter. Essex County Probate Files, Docket 27, 159. 

Estate of Henry Short op Newbury. 

"The Last will & Testament of Henry Short I Henry 
Short of Newbury in the Countie of Essex in Newengland 
Massac : being in IndifPerent health and of perfect Memorie 
considering mine age & Infirmitie & not knowing how sud- 
denly I may bee called hence do make this my last will & 
testament hereby revokeing all former wills whatsoeuer Imp''^. 
I giue to my dearely beloued wife Sarah, an hundred pounds 
to bee paid out of my stocke, within two yeares after my de- 
cease two thirds of it to be paid in English corne at price 



346 THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY, 

currant & the other third p* in neat cattell under seauen 
years old an in sheep. Also I giue to my said wife eight 
pounds a yeare, yearly dureing her naturall life to he paid 
part in eight bushels of good marchantable wheat & the rest 
in good marchantable barly or barly malt at price currant, 
also I giue my said wife a third part of my houshold goods 
as of brass pewter beding &c. Also dureing my wiues wid- 
dowhood she shall haue two cowes kept for her use by my 
heire wintered & somered at his charge & brought into the 
yard daily as his owne is, to be milked, & she shall haue 
liberty to keep two swyne & some fowles & also she shall haue 
the new parlor for her owne use withall the furniture therein 
with free egresse & regresse the liberty of wood & water, the 
wood to be fetcht home & cut out for her use for the fire and 
also to haue the use of the third part of the new sellar, 
and she shall haue the use of the Little Garden for her owne 
use & two Eowes of Apple trees next the English Grasse, and 
she shall also havie a horse to be at her comand & one to at- 
tend her as she hath occasion, and also free egress & regress 
into the Bakehouse for bakeing & washing, And all this is to 
quitt her clayme of any thirds to my houseing or Lands. 
And in case my wife shall marry againe I do hereby order 
that she shall giue one halfe of her hundred pounds to her 
children equally, and for the true performance of the pay- 
ment of the Legacyes to my wife & daughter I bind ouer All 
my lands. 

"I giue unto my daughter Sarah one hundred & fifty 
pounds to be paid by mine heire one third part of it at 
the day of her marriag & the rest of it within two years after 
(that is) fifty pounds a yeare at two payments one third in 
neat Cattell & sheep the cattell not exceeding seauen yeares 
old and the other two thirds in good marchantable English 
come, and if she do not marry before she is twenty yeares of 
age then she shall haue one fifty pounds & the next two years, 
the rest, further I giue to my said daughter one third part of 
my houshold goods, as beding brasse & pewter &c. also I 
giue to her my ten acres of Salt marsh land in plumb Hand : 
with fine pounds a yeare to be paid by mine heire dureing 
her naturall life in the like Species as is abousaid, to begin the 
first yeare after my death and in case she marry & dye in a 
short time leaueing a child or two then the ten acres of 
marsh land to be giuen to her child or children & one fifty 
pounds more of this portion I haue giuen to her I appoint 
my Son Henry Short to bee my true & Lawfull heire of my 



THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 347 

Estate & do accordingly bequeath to him all my houses & 
lands with all my goods & chattells with all debts or demands 
of any sort whatsoeuer that either are or hereafter shalbe due 
or any wayes appertaine | |or belong 1 1 unto mee the said Henry 
short, and whatsoeuer belongs to the new parlour. I will 
shall remaine to my Son Henry (viz.) (the bedstead feather- 
bed boulster two pillowes two blanckets sheets Rugg Curtaines 
&c. with the Long table stooles & new presse) after his 
mother leaues it, by death or marriage, and also my Son 
shall haue a third part of my houshold goods beding brasse 
pewter &c. ||so|| that the furniture & goods in the new par- 
lour aforsaid he my said son shall haue as part of his third 
part of my houshold goods, the ||sd|| goods being equally 
deuided between the mother & her two children. And if my 
Son Henry dye without Issue what I haue here giuen him, 
shall fall to my daughter Sarah and her heirs. If she should 
also dye without Issue, then I giue it to my wife, & after her 
decease to my Cousen Samuell Holt, prouided he giue to Rob- 
ert Longs children & to Nathan Parker Jun'' ten pounds 
apeice & if Samuel faile then to ! |his brother! | Nicholas Holt 
ffurthermore I will that my wife & son Henry shalbee Joynt 
Executors of this my last will & Testament my debts & fu- 
nerall Ijeing discharged And for the better performance of it 
I request and appoint mine approued tfreinds m"" Joshua 
Moody Richard kent, Symon Tomson & Anthony Somerby to 
be ouerseers to the same In witness to all & singular the 
pmisses I haue set to my hand & scale february 13 : 1672 

"Concerneing the deuisiou of my houshold goods as beding 
brasse pewter &c. my meancing is that the houshold goods 
aboue mentioned (that is in the new parlour which is giuen 
to my Son after his mothers decease) shalbe equally vallued 
with the rest of the abousaid houshold goods & diuided a 
third to each person aboumentioned & the goods abousaid 
in the new parlour shalbe for my son as part of his third part 
notwithstanding his mother enioyes it her life time further I 
giue the great Bible to my wife & my daughter Sarah I giue 
the ten acres of salt marsh Abousaid in plumb Hand pres- 
ently after my decease." 

Henri Sliort (seal) 

Witness: Symon (his N mark) Tomson, Richard Kent, 
Anthony Somerby. 

Proved June 19, 1673, by the witnesses before Mr. Samuell 
Symonds, Dep. Gov., and Maj. Gen. Denison. 

Inventory of the estate of Henry Short of Newbury, de- 



348 THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY, 

ceased May 5, 1673, taken May 7, 1673, by Kichard Kent, 
8ymon Tompson and Anthony Somerby: his purse & weare- 
ing apparrell, 25li. ; his bookes, lOli. ; houseing, Barnes, or- 
chards & lands, 1250li. ; 2 mares, horse, 3 two yerling colts & 
1 yerling, 201i. ; 8 oxen, 44li.; 1-i Cowes, 76li. ; 8 steers & heif- 
ers of 3 & 4 yere old, 28li. ; sheep, 901i. ; twelve swyne, lOli. ; 
malt, 22li. ; wheat, barly, pease, oats & Indian corn in house, 
9li. 10s. ; corne on the ground, 121i. In the new parlour, a bed- 
sted, matt, fetherbed, 2 bolsters, 2 pillows, two blanckets, 
Eug, curtaines, vallons, 15li.; truckle bedsted, flockbed, bol- 
ster, 2 pillows, two blanckets & coverlet, 5li. ; a long table, a 
short table, 10 stooles, 3li. 10s. ; a press, chayre & a box, 3li. 
In old parlour, a bedsted with fetherbed, 2 bolsters, matt, one 
pillow, 2 blanckets, Rug wth curtaines, lOli. ; A waynescot 
chest, 3 other chests, trunk, 2 desks, 2 boxes, 3li. ; 3 paire of 
Holland sheets, 6 pillowbears, 6li. ; a diaper table cloth & a 
Holland tablecloth, 4 napkins & 2 pillowbears, 2li. ; thirteen 
paire of sheets, 4 pillowbears, 3 napkins, 3 towels, 7li. lOs. ; 
four blancketts. Hi. 10s.; A Holberd, looking Glass, basket & 
a flasket, 10s. In the new parlor chamber, a featherbed, 
bolster, 3 pillows, 2 blankets, an old coverlet, 5li. ; In wooll 
& yarne. Hi. 10s.; a bushell, 2 chests, 3 boxes, 3 tubs, some 
lumber & feathers, 4li. In the Garret, skins & some lumber, 
Hi. In the kitchin chamber, bed & beding, 2li. 10s. ; 5 hogs- 
heds, 6 barrells, 5 Iron hoopes, a paire of stockcards, meale 
trough & other lumber, 2li. ; parcell of old Iron, a pike, a 
bed cord & other cordag. Hi. In the buttery, 12 platters, 
flagon, 2 pint pots, one candel cup, a double salt seller, 5 por- 
ringers, 3 basons, 2 silver spoones, a small pewter bottell, 
brass candlesticke, peuter cup, 2 chamber potts, skillet, 
l)rass chafeing dish, 4li. 10s. ; 2 frying pans, brass morter & 
])essell, stone morter, trayes, l)oules & other lumber, 2li. ; 
provisions in house, 5li. ; An houre glass, 2 glass bottles, with 
Iron beame & scales & weights, 3li. In the kitchin, a table, 
cubbard, settle, 2 Joynd stooles, 3 chayres, pr. of Andirons, 2 
trammels, tongues, fire shovell, 2 dozen & 4 trenchers, 2 
drinking cups & lumber, 4li. ; two muskets, 2 swords, &c., 
31i.; 2 sadles, bridles, pillion & cloth, 31i. In the washhouse, 
3 Iron potts, a brass pot & skillet, 4 brass kettles, paire of pott 
hooks, gridiron. Copper, bucking tub, brewing tub, 2 keelers, 
trammell. Iron peele with other lumber, 91i. In dayry house, 
A coule, 3 barrells, 4 keilers, churne, dozen of trayes, ches 
press & lumber, 21i, 10s.; 2 ploughs & Irons, 4 Chaynes, 4 
yoaks & bowes, A cart, wheels. Iron bands, round pins, boxes. 



THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 349 

2 dung potts, pr, of low wheels, Iron bands, Iron tootht har- 
row, a collar, traces, whippletree, Iron chayne, llli. ; cross- 
cut saw, Beetle Kings, 6 wedges, 2 Iron bars, 2 dung forks, a 
dung drag, prongs & forks, hooes. Axes, Hatchets & other 
Tooles, 6li. ; spit, dripping pans & bellows, 10s. ; sixty-five 
pound of wooll, 4li. 10s.; new cloth. Hi. 10s.; sithes, sickles, 
&c., Hi.; debts due, 92li. 18s.; Grindstone, 10s.; A negro 

man, ; total, 184211. 8s.; the deceased owes 68U. 2s. 

Attested by the executors at the same time the will was 
proved. 

Essex County Probate Files, Docket 25,236. 

"Received by me Henry Sewall of ISTewbury heire and execu- 
tor to his ffather Henry Short late deceased" 34li. 8s. in 
New England money, which sum I have received of "the sd 
Henry Short, for that four & thirty pound eight shillings 
which the sayd Henry Short deceased was to pay to my 
ffather and Brother Dummer in England and was to have 
beene sent severall years agone by Mr. Richard Cutts, by 
order of the sd Henry Short, which faileing, I have now re- 
ceived it" and stand obliged to pay the said sum unto my 
brother Steven Dummer in England and do fully acquit the 
said Henry Short (his mother the relict and executrix of 
Henry Short deceased) for that sum payable to my father 
and brother from the said Steven Dummer. 

Signed Aug. 6, 1673. Witness: Anthony Somerby, Sam. 
Sewall. Ipswich Deeds, vol. 3, page 293. 

Estate of Thomas Boardman, Sr. of Ipswich. 

"In the name of god Amen the seaventeenth day of De- 
cember in the yeare of our Lord god one thousand sixe hun- 
dred and seauenty I Thomas Boreman senio"" of Ipswich 
weake in body: but blessed be god of sound and perfect 
memory: Doe make this my last will and Testament as fol- 
loweth freely and willingly Comending my spirit into the 
hande of god that gaue it; And my body to the Earth from 
whence I receiued it, And first for my wife my will is that all 
that part of the land in my farme that I now possesse, slice 
shall enioy and receiue and take the Benefitt thereof during 
her naturall life : And after her Decease to returne vnto my 
Sonne Thomas and his heires ; And likewise all my Household 
stuffe and my Cattle I giue and bequeath vnto my Wife Dur- 
ing her naturall life to dispose of as shee pleases. Item my 
will is that my Daughter Joanna at the day of her marriage. 



350 THE PROBA.TE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

or after as my wife shall please to dispose of it to her : shalbe 
for her porcon, to the value of one hundred pounds; and 
what shall want of such a some : my will is that my sonne 
Thomas shall make good to my Daughter to make vp the 
some as aforesaid : fine and forty pounds of the said hun- 
dred pounds, my wife shall pay my daughter at the day of her 
mariage, or at the age !|of|| two and twenty yeares, and the 
remainder of the said hundred pounds my will is that my 
sonne Thomas shall pay my Daughter out of the land that 
my wife doth possesse during her naturall life: after her 
decease. Item I giue and bequeath vnto my sonne Daniell 
and his heires for euer that parcell of land thatch and marsh 
ground conteyning sixe acres more or lesse from the Bridge 
to the point of the Coue ; to witt f oure rods from the ordinarie 
highe water marke : Prouided that the said Daniell my sonne 
and his heires doe from time to tyme yearely allow his 
Brother Thomas two dayes in ye yeare to repaire the bridge; 
And if at any tyme my sonne Daniell or his heires be minded 
to sell the said parcell of land my will is that my sonne 
Thomas and his heires shall haue the first legall offer of it. 
Item I bequeath to my daughter Mary the wife of Robert 
Kinsman that is to say to her Children twenty pounds ||two 
yeares after my wiues decease. 1 1 Item to my Daughter Mar- 
tha the wife of Thomas Loe to her Children twenty pounds 
two yeares after the decease of my wife; when my sonne 
Thomas shall possesse the whole farme. Item my will is 
that my sonne Daniel shall haue eight pounds within one 
yeare after my wiues decease for the Use of his two sonnes 
at the age of one and twenty yeares, and that my sonne their 
father shall giue in securitie to my | j wiues || Executor to pay 
it them at the age aforesaid. 

"Item my will is that my sonne Kinsman shall haue a 
foote path to goe to his land he bought of me, Item my will 
is that (the lands belonging to these two: my sonne Daniell 
and Eobert Kinsman 1 1 viz. ten acres more or lesse belonging 
to the said Robert, and y^ sixe acres abouesd giuen to the 
said Daniell] I only excepted) all the rest of my land shall 
remaine and continue vnto my sonne Thomas and his heires 
to enioy it quietly and peacealy after my wiues decease, pay- 
ing those legasies afore mentioned. Item my will is that my 
Brother Daniell shall abide with my wife while shee Hues, 
and after her decease that he shall continue while he Hues 
with my sonne Thomas to ])e mainteyned by him. Item I 
will that if my Daughter Joanna be not disposed of in mar- 



THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 351 

iage while I line, I shall leaue her to my wife and to her 
wisedom in her mariage to be disposed of. Finally, my will 
is that my wife shall be my sole Executrix to see my ||will!| 
performed while shee Hues, and at her decease I leaue it to 
her wisedome to appoint whome shee please to see the pfor- 
mance of my will that shall or may not then be fully executed 
and pformed. And I make Simon Tonison and Thomas 
Burnam my well)eloued ffreinds my Ouerseers to see this my 
last will and testament duely and truely executed and 
pformed. In Witnes whereof I haue heercto set my hand & 
seale the day and yeare abouesaid.'' 

Thomas Borman. (seal) 

Witness: William Hubbard, John Dane. 

"Anno 1673 may the 3 Memorandum whereas in the forth 
lyne i haue thare exspresed Consarning my wife what she 
shall inioy deuring hir natrall lyfe uppone good and waitie 
considerations I haue here addid a tirther confurmation and 
adishon namely that my louing wife shall not only inioy 
cattell houssald goods and lands but that if she shall ned 
she may allso dispose of part of them as ned shall Eequire 
Eyther Cattell mouables or Land and heretwo I set my hand" 

Thomas Borman, Senior. 

Witness: John Dane, Johanah (her I B mark) Borman. 

Proved June 19, 1673, by the witnesses before Mr. Samuell 
Symonds, Dep. Gov., and Maj. Gen. Daniell Denison. 

Inventory taken May 26, 1673, by Daniell Epps, John Dane 
and Simon (his n mark) Thomson: the dwelling House, 
Barne & outhouseing with all the Lands adjoyning thereunto 
wch is by estimation 43 Acres & halfe, which is halfe the 
Lands within the river & creekes, yt was sometime Frank- 
lings & his owne grant, 28011. ; ten acres of planting land on 
that side ye river called Buttons poynt, 701i. ; JSTeat Cattle, 4 
Oxen & two steers 4 yeare old, 301i.; 6 cowes, 4 heyfors, 3 
thre yeare olds, two yearlings, 3 calves, 371i. ; 23 sheep, nine 
lambs, 13li. 10s. ; one mare and young coult & a yearling 
coult, 6li. ; three swine, 3li. ; his wearing cloathes, 12li. ; beds, 
bowlsters, pillowes, Ruggs, blankets & bedsteads, 271i. 16s.; 
Linin of all sorts, 161i. 7s.; in yarne. Hi. 10s.; pewter & tin, 
4li. 2s.; in brass and spoones, 31i. 16s.; in Iron ware, 3li. 4s.; 
in Lumber, 31i. 5s. ; Bookes, Hi. ; wheele & cards, 10s. ; earthen 
ware, 10s.; corne upon the ground, lOli. ; come & mault, 7li. 
18s.; coopers tooles, 5li. ; caskes, keelers, trayes & wooden 
dishes. Hi. 13s.; meat, Hi. 10s.; guns with there furniture, 



352 THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

2li. ; a Cart, plow, Harrow and other Oxe tackling, 5li. ; a 
Fan, grinstone, sled, 16s.; debts due to Mris. Borman, 5li. 
19s. 6d.; total, 55311. 6s. 6d. ; some small things that were 
forgotten. Hi. The debts owing besides the I^egacies ordered 
by will, 301i. 

Attested by the executrix to be a true inventory of her hus- 
band's estate. 

Essex County Probate Files, Docket 2,734. 

Estate of Robert Egberts of Ipswich.* 

Obadiah Bridges' receipt, dated June 23, 1673, to Thomas 
Peerin, his father, in part of pay for his portion given him by 
the court in Ipswich in a feather bed and bolster, 5li. Wit- 
ness: Elizabeth (her E B mark) Eobardes. Essex County 
Quarterly Court Files, vol. 20, leaf 149, 

Estate of William Lord, Sr. of Salem. 

"I William Lord of Salem in New England, Cutler, being 
ancient, & but weake in body, yett of perfect memorye & vn- 
derstanding blessed be y^ Lord, doe make this my last Will & 
Testament, this second day of March, Anno Domini, 1668. 
Imprimis, I giue vnto Abigal my beloued wife (when all my 
lust debts are paid) my whole Estate, that God hath given 
me in this world, that I shall be possessed of at y® time of my 
decease, that is to say all my houseing, and lands whatsoever, 
shall after my decease, if she survive me, be to the use & be- 
hoofe of my said wife, the tyme of her naturall life & all the 
rest of my Estate, I giue to my said wife, her heyres and as- 
signes for euer. Except some Legacies afterward exprest And 
my will is that my said wife, so long as she remaines a wid- 
dow, and vnmarried, shall haue free liberty & full power to 
make sale of any part or parcel of my said houses & lands, 
for her necessary use, prouided it be with the aduice of the 
Ouerseers of this my Will, (who are underneath Exprest or 
Implied,) but in case my said wife shall marry any other 
man, that after such tyme of marriage, shee shall haue noe 
power to sell any part or parcell of the aboue said houses & 
lands, that are then unsold. And further, my will is, that 
Abigal my said wife, shall haue power to dispose of all my 
said houseing & lands, that shall then remaine Unsold at y^ 
tyme of her decease, provided it be amongst y*^ Children of 

* See ante voL 1, page 422. 



THE PROBATE RECORDS OB^ ESSEX COUNTY. 353 

William Lord my kinsman, who, my will is, shall after my 
said wiues decease inioy 3^*^ same, according to my said wines 
will & discretion, deuiding amongst them, onely my kinsmans 
Sonne William, & daughter Abigal, shall haue each y*^ better 
portion or part. 

"Item, I gine vnto M'"'^ Felton, widdow, twenty shillings, 
and to M"" Joseph Grafton, senior, and Eichard Prince, each 
of them a horse or mare fold of two yeares old, to he paid them 
at my decease. Lastly, I doe Appoint Abigal my said wife, 
to be sole Executrix of this my last will & testament, & y*^ 
said Joseph Grafton & Eichard Prince to be Ouerseers, to 
whom I Committ y® Care and ouersight of y® fullfilling this 
my will & in Case either of these my ||two|| f rends should 
decease before my said wife, then she shall haue power to ap- 
point one or more in his or their roome." 

William (his W L mark) Lord, senior. 

Witness : John Eucke, Edw. Norice, John Cole. 

Proved in Salem court 24: 4: 1673 by Mr. Edward Norrice 
and Mr. John Euck before Worshipfull Major Daniell Deni- 
son and Mr. Tho. Danforth, Esqrs. 

Inventory of the estate of Willyam Ix)rd, sr., of Salem : 
Dwelling house with the ground & range of houses Adjoyning, 
151i. ; dwelling house near the dwelling that the widow now 
dwells in, 401i. ; 1 dwelling house by the water sid, 35li. ; fower 
Acres of bastard marsh, 401i. ; fower meares, 121i. ; 2 Cowes, 
6li. ; one bed with furniture, 6li. ; one table, six platters & 
other utensils, 3li. ; on small trunke with Lining, 3li. ; 2 beds 
& furniture, 31i. ; in the shop & two Cittells, 31i. 10s.; 1 shot, 
10s.; in debts, 55li. ; total, 35711.; debts due from several men 
to ye estate, lOli.; debts to be paid, 201i. 

Attested 24: 4: 1673 by Abigaile Lord, the relict. 
Essex County Quarterly Court Files, vol. 20, leaves 42, 43. 

Estate of John Gillow of Lynn. 

"The last will & Testement of John Gillow of Lyn, nowe 
beinge in perfett memorey though weake in body: this 20 of 
febuary 1672 1 I bequeth my speritt onto god that gaue it and 
my bodey onto the dust, 2 : I Bequeth onto my louinge wife all 
my part of howesall goods and all ray Cattell with the pro- 
duse of all my housinge and lands and medowe for the Bringin 
up of my Chilldren ontell thaye Come of adge 3 I Bequeth 
onto my son John all my howsings lands and medowe which 
is that hallfe that my mother gaue me of my fathers estate 



354 THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

and my son John to haue it when that he Cometh of adge: 
and he payinge onto my daughter mary and to my daughter 
Sarah thare portions : and my wife now beinge with Childe 
that Childe to haue a equall share with my daughters and if 
it be a son then to haue his portion in land : my elldest son 
John is to haue a dubell porshon and the Eest of my estate 
to be equally deuided betwene my other Chilldren : and if aney 
of my Chilldren dye befoare that thaye Come of adge then 
thare parts to be equalley deuided betwene the liuinge : all so 
if my wife Eemaine a widowe ontell my son John Com of 
adge then she is to haue on end of my howse and the Thards 
of my lands duering her widow whood. 

"and if the produse of my estate will not be sofishant to 
bringe up my Chilldren then thoase as are the ouerseers of my 
will haue libortey to sell som parte of my lands or medows for 
the bringin up of my Chilldren And if aney other estate doth 
fall onto me by Inheritance or other wise I giue that onto my 
Chilldren: my elldest son hauinge a dubell portion the other 
equall shares : And if my father or mother ether haue made 
a will or shall make a will and give thare hallfe parte of the 
liuinge | jas I Hue in| | onto my son John : then my will is that 
that hallfe parte of the liuinge as my mother gaue me : that 
as is not spent of it in bringin up my Chilldren shall be 
equally deuided betwene my other Chilldren : this to be un- 
derstode my son John is to haue the howsinge lands and 
medows payinge the rest of my Chilldren thare portions but 
if 1 1 that as 1 1 my wife is with Chilld if be a son he is to haue 
his portion in land : and medowe : All so I doe make my wife 
my execetriks : — Allso I doe apointe and make my frends 
Eobart Burgis Thomas Newhall and Eobart Potter to be 
ouerseers of this my will as wittnes my hand the daye & yeare 
aboue written." 

John Gillow (seal) 

Witness: Eobert (his E E mark) Burgis, Eobert Potter, 
Thomas Newhall. 

Proved in Salem court 34: 4 m: 1673 by Eobert Potter and 
Thomas Newhall. 

Inventory taken Mar. 19, 1673-3, by John Fuller and 
Eichard Moore : Wearing aparrill, 4li. 10s. ; a Fether bed and 
bolster and thre pillows, 31i. 10s. ; Feather Bed and bolster and 
pillow with thre blankitts, 31i. 10s.; other beding, Hi. 15s.; 
sheets and other Linins, 21i. ; pewtor and Tine things, 8s. ; 
iron potts and ketles and a trammill. Hi. 16s.; bybells and 
other books, Hi. 5s. ; tow bedsteads, a trundelbed and coppered 



THE PKOBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 365 

table, on weavers loam and slays and Harnis and warpping 
bars, 2li. 14s. ; Chests and boxces and a little trunck, lli. ; A 
muskitt and sword and Amunition, 14s. ; A still, 10s. ; pare 
of stilliards and spitts, 12s. ; a pair of tongs, a tier shovell, a 
Drauft chayn, 7s. 6d. ; sett of Hopps, and clever and pin, 9s. 
6d. ; warming pan and a spitt, 8s. ; sett of cast boxes and to 
ex pins, 12s.; an Iron Ringer, 5s.; one ould plowshare, 2s.; a 
parcell of barrills and ould Chaiers and other ould Lumber, 
18s.; fowr cows and tow Calfs, 13li. 10s.; six sheep and tow 
lambs, 31i. ; a mare and Coult, 3li. ; tow Sowes and tow shoots, 
21i. ; one thousand of shingalls and hallf a hundred of 
boards, 14s. ; pare of Scoals and wayt and thre Spones and 
broaken Silver Spones, lis.; A dwelling House and Barn, 
401i. ; Thirty Akers or ther abouts of oupland, 1201i. ; six Akers 
of oupland and Medow Att the bridg Foot, 2 411. ; twenty 
Akers of salt march and Fresh medow, 80li. ; An orchard and 
land it stands upon and the yard about the dwelling Hows, 
30li. ; total, 34611. lis.; debts due, 4li. 7s.; debts due from the 
estate, 5li. 12s. 

Attested 27: 4: 1673 by Sarah, the relict, who declared 
that one-half of the estate in house and land was her hus- 
band's and the other half her husband's father's. 

Essex County Quarterly Court Files, vol. 20, leaves 44, 45. 

Estate of Robert Morgan of Salem. 

"I Robert Morgan beeing Sick in boady but of perfect un- 
derstanding doe make my will as followeth I comend my 
soule into ye hands of him yt gave it & comitt my boady 
to ye earth in hope of a blessed resurrection at ye last day. 
My estate I dispose of thus I giue unto my deer wife Marget 
all my neat cattle sheep & moovables to be wholy hers as allso 
ye house I now dwell in with all the land adjoyning to it as 
tillage land, orchards, pasture & hay pound I give to her use 
during her life yet so y* if any of my children to whome I 
give ye propriety of ye said lands after her decease shall desier 
it they may have their portions layd out & liberty to build 
thereon for their habitation during my wives life. 

"Item I give my sonne Samuell that twelve acres of land at 
Manchester w*^'* my wives father Norman gave unto her in ye 
great plaine & allso eight acres I had of the towne at Long 
hill & my old mare these I give my sonne Samuell in consid- 
eration of his paying my debts, my other horse kinde I give 
as before I disposed one colt to Benjamin, a mare to Robert & 
another to Bethia. Item I give my sonne Samuell five acres 



356 THE PKOBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

of the land adjoyniiig to my house after my wives decease, w*^*" 
shall lye from the high way to ye water side next to Thomas 
Eoots his land Item I giue my sonne Joseph fower acres of 
land adjoyning to Samuells from the bottome to ye top. Item 
I give my son Benjamin three acres of land to lye next Jo- 
sephs from the bottome to ye top, yet so as to take in just so 
much of the west end of the house as hee was at charges to 
build & part of ye little orchard next the dore, w^'' orchard 
shall bee devided between Joseph & Benjamin. 

"Item I giue unto my wife & Daughter Bethia together & 
to the longest liver of them the rest of my now dwelling house 
w*'^ ye pasture land adjoyning w*^** is above the country high- 
way, abutting upon M' Hales lande & the rest of my lande I 
give unto my sonns Robert and Moses to bee divided between 
them equally Allso my will is that what housholde-stuff shall 
bee left at my wives decease shall bee given to Bethia if she 
shall survive her mother farther my will is that if any of my 
sonns to whome I have given lande shall dye before their 
mother, yet the lande shall descende to theire heires at my 
wives decease Allso I make my sonne Samuell my sole executor 
of this my last will and Testament. And Desier my loving 
freinds Ensigne Corning and John Stone to bee overseers of 
this my last will. Wittnes my liande & seal this 14*'' Oct*"^ 
1672."' 

Robert (his N" mark) Morgain (seal) 

Witness : William Reeues, John (his mark) Trask. 

Proved 24 : 4 : 1673 by the witnesses before Maj. Gen, Deni- 
son and Mr. Tho. Danforth. 

Inventory taken Dec. 10, 1672, by John Galley and Thomas 
Pickton : twenty akers of land with the lious and orchard, 
16011.; 4 kous,'l2li.; 2 steers, Gli. 10s.; 1 old mare, 2li. ; 1 
mare and 3 coults, 6li. ; 6 swine, 2li. ; 8 Akers of land at Longe 
hill, 81i. ; 3 shep, Hi. 4s. ; goods in the house and plow taklen, 
121i. ; pork and barly, Engan corne and heay, lOli. ; total, 
21911. 14s. The debts due about 201i. 

Essex County Quarterly Court Files, vol. 20, leaves 50, 51. 

Petition Nov. 14, 1694, of Samuel Weed of Amesbury 
shewing that Robert Morgan of Beverly made his will and in 
it these words "if any of my Sons to whome I haue giuen land 
shall dye before their mother yet the land shall descend to 
their heirs after my wifes decease,'' and now the wife, and 
thre sons being dead without issue and the petitioner having 
married the only daughter of the testator, holds himself inter- 



THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 357 

ested ill the said estate in right of his wife, Bethiah by 
descent as in the said will and prays for a citation to be issued 
to the executor Samuel Morgan to appear in court in order 
to settle the estate. 

Citation dated Salem Nov. 14, 1694 to Samuel Morgan, 
executor of the estate of Robert Morgan, to appear and give 
an account of his administration. 

Essex County Prolate Files, Docket 18,746. 

Estate of Thomas Coldum of Lynn. 

"ffirstly I bequeve my Soule unto god yt guave it niee 
Seconlyey : as my estate I bequeue my Eastate as followeath : 
Namly I give unto my Cosin Sara : Horte : my Chest with all 
y^ mony excep that w*^' shall satisfie ye doctor & other ex- 
pences duering my sicnes : & all my eiern ware : as pot & Cet- 
tel & tier pane & tongs & andierns & trammialls & a small 
morter of Iron : my mening is y* all but ye eiern war was to 
1)6 payd at psent: I give unto luy sisters whitnise Childerens 
all my wering Cloaths : I give unto my sister whitny my horse 
& 3 shep & 2 lames : I give unto hir all yt is due unto me in 
M"* Purehhis booke wich is five pownd or thear abouths: I 
give unto my loving mother twoe yards of Doulas & my demmy 
C'aster hatt : I give two shirts of dowles one to my sister 
whitny & y® other unto my Cosin Sara Hort I give unto my 
honnered father twoe buralls of sider with all my dets yt 
are due unto me : as namly twelve shilings due from Rob In- 
galls senior from good Farre eaight shillings eaight pence 
from beniamine Chadwell twelve shillings fr. Rich. Moare & 
John More eaight shilings further I give unto my Cosin Sarah 
harte eaightene shilings wch is due unto me from Ealie giles 
of Salame. this I my will in y® presents of us vn- 

derriten & do witnes it with my hand y** 10th day of march: 
72." 

Thomus Colddum, 

Witness: Rich. Hauen, senier, Richard (his R mark) Ha- 
ven, Junur. 

Proved in Salem court 26: 4: 1673 by the witnesses, and 
there being no executors named in the will, administration 
was granted to Tho. Coldum and Richard Whitney. 

, Inventory of the estate of Thomas Coldam, in the several 
parts according as it was willed by him : To his sister Mar- 
tha Witney & her Children, a horse & 2 sheep & 2 Lambs, 51i. 
OS.; debts due as per Mr. Purchases book, 51i.; to her chil- 



358 THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

dren all his wearing Cloathes, 5li. 18s.; a doules shirt, bands 
& wearing lining, Hi. 6s. ; total, 171i. 9s. To Sarah Hart In 
money, 4li. lis. ; a Chest, 5s., & a Dowlas shirt, 10s.; in Iron 
ware as upon Will, 21i. 5s. ; debt due to estate p Elia Giles, 
18s.; total, 81i. 9s. To his Father Thomas Coldum 2 Barl 
of Cyder, 16s.; p debts due to the estate as p the will, 31i. 
To his Mother Johana Coldum a Caster Hatt and two yards 
of Dowlus, Hi. 6s. ; given in legacies as appeares upon the will. 
301i. ; the remainder of the Estate not particularly disposed 
of, 2li. 17s.; Estate is debtor to said Sarah Hart for funeral 
charges, 18s.; remainder of the estate undisposed. Hi. 19s. 
Attested in Salem court 24: 4: 1673 by Eichard Whitney. 
Essex County Quarterly Court Files, vol. 20, leaves 52, 53. 

_-EsTATE OF William Towne of Topsfield. 

Administration granted 24: 4: 1673 to Johana Towne on 
the estate of Wiu. Towne, her late husband, and she was to 
bring in an inventory to the next Ipswich court. Salem 
Quarterly Court Records, vol. 5, leaf 66. 

Petition for settlement of a small estate left the under- 
signed by their father, who died ten years ago leaving no will, 
but left his estate in the hands of their mother who was ap- 
pointed administratrix and the estate remained unsettled un- 
til her death, and now they desire that the following division 
may be allowed : the land to be divided equally to his three 
sons, Edmond, Jacob and Joseph and the moveables equally 
to the three daughters, Rebecka, Mary, and Sarah; also the 
three brothers to pay all debts now due and what charges 
shall after arise in settlement of the estate to be equally 
borne by all six. 

Dated Jan. 17, 1682. Signed by Mary (her mark) Towne 
relict of Edmond, Jacob Towne, Josep (his mark) Towne, 
Francis (his mark) ISTurs with the consent of Eebeka, Mary 
(her mark) Esty formerly Mary Towne, Sarah (her mark) 
Bridges. 

Witness: John How, John Pritchet. 

Allowed by the court at Ipswich Apr. 10, 1683. Ipswich 
Deeds, vol. 4, page 515. 

Estate of John Hathorne of Salem. 

Mr. John Hathorne was appointed 24: 4: 1673, administra-* 
tor of the estate of his son John, who died in the service of 
Eichard Cutts, and he was to bring in an inventory to the next 
Salem court. Salem Quarterly Court Records, vol. 5, leaf 67. 



the probate records of essex county. 359 

Estate of Jacob Barney of Salem. 

Administration on the estate of Jacob Barney, deceased, 
granted 24: 4: 1673, to Eliza, the widow, and to Jacob, the 
son, wlio were to bring in an inventory to the next Ipswich 
court. Salem Quarterly Court Records, vol. 5, leaf G7. 

Inventory of the estate of Jacob Barney, Sr., taken June 
2, 1673, by John Porter, Sr. and Eichard (his R mark) 
Leech : 7 Acres of salt marsh, 42li. ; 5 Acres of meddow cald 
Bishops meddow, 5li. ; 250 Acres land, 360li. ; 5 Acres meddow 
caled bunker meddow, 201i. ; dwelling house, barne & cow 
house, 261i. ; 68 Eodd in Salem, 91i. ; 4 Cowes, 141i. ; 4 oxen, 
201i. ; 2 steares 3 yeares old, a steare, 71i. 10s.; 1 gale 4 yeares 
old, 4li. 10s. ; 1 bull 2 yeare old, 2li. 5s. ; 2 heifers at 2 yeares 
old, 4li. 15s.; 4 yearlin, 6li. ; 3 young calves, 2li. ; 1 steare of 

2 yeare old, 21i. 10s.; 1 Calfe, 6s. 8d. ; 15 sheepe unshorne, 
Sli. 5s. ; 1 Ram, 8s. ; 23 lams, 6li. 6s. 6d. ; 6 swine, 6li. ; 1 mare 
and colt, 2li. 10s. ; 1 yong mare 2 years old. Hi. ; 1 horse, 31i. ; 
26 cord of wood, 3li. 10s.; 1 Servant boy for 5 yeares, 9li. ; 1 
Servant man -1-2 yeares, 31i. ; money, Sli. ; 5 yds. gentin. Hi. ; 
7 yds. holland, Hi. 8s.; 7 1-2 yds. of ozenbriggs, 14s.; 11 yds. 
browne holland, 21i. 10s. ; 5 shirts. Hi. ; 2 new shirts, lli. ; 
bands, nee cloathes, capp & handcarcheff, 6s. ; 3 hatts, lli. 10s. ; 
1 sute of cloathes & coate, 31i. ; remnant cloath, 5s. ; 1 sute 
clothes & coate, 2li. 15s. ; 2 wastcoates & pr. drawers, 16s. ; 3 old 
coates & pr. breeches, 6s. ; 5 pr. stockins, 2 pr. shoes, lli. ; pr. 
gloves and a brush, Is. 6d.; 1 new coate, Hi.; 13 yds whome 
made cloath, 2li. 12s.; 2 1-2 yds. carsey, lli. 2s.; 3 1-2 yds. 
carsey, lli. 2s. ; 6 1-4 yds. searg, lli. 17s. 6d. ; 3 3-4 yds. 
searg, lli. 2s. 6d. ; remnant whome mad cloath, 2s. ; remnat 
of carsey, 4s. 6d. ; remnant wte peniston, 10s. ; 4 pr. sheets, 21i. 
15s. ; 1 pr, holland sheets, 21i. ; 1 old sheet, 4s. ; 3 pillow 
beares, 6s. ; 1 table cloath, 8s. ; 5 napkins, 8s. ; 1 table cloath, 
2s. ; 2 1-4 yds. canvas, 4s. 6d. In the new roome, fether bed, 
bolster, 2 pillows, 2 blanketts, rugg, 1 pr. curtains & vallents, 

1 bedsteed, 91i. ; 3 cheests, 1 box, lli. ; 1 pr. cortaines & val- 
lents, 10s.; warmin pan, 6s.; bookes, 18s.; 2 tables, 1 chaire, 
8s. In the old roome, 1 trundle flock bed, bolster, 2 pillows, 

3 blanketts, rugg and bedsteed, 21i. 15s.; fether bed, bolster, 

2 pillows, 2 blanketts, rugg, 1 pr, curtaine, vallents, 1 bedsteed, 
Sli. ; tubb, trough, 2 pr. cards, 8s. ; 3 sives, 12d. ; 1-2 bushell, 
1 peck, 3s. ; bedding and bedsted in the chamber, lli. ; 2 
kittles, 2 skilletts, 2li. 10s. ; 1 pott, kittle. Iron skillett, frying 
pan, Hi.; 6 pewter platters, 20s.; bed pan, 10s.; 5 saucers, 1 



360 THE PROBATE RECOKDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

porenger, bason, candlestick, chamber pott, 10s.; 8 spoones, 
2s. 6d. ; qt. pott, pint pott, porrenger, 4s. 6d. ; fire pann, 
tongs, 3 hangers, griddiron, Hi. ; 2 spitts, 4s. ; 2 guns, 30s. ; 
pr. boots, 10s. ; sword bandelers & belt, 6s. ; 2 killers, 4s. ; 6 
trayes, os. ; 1 butter tubb, 1 churne, 6s. ; glass bottles, 3s. ; 4 
chaines. Hi. 10s. ; 2 sawes, 6s. ; barrells, 8s. ; 2 forkes, 2s. 6d. ; 
spade, 2s. 6d. ; 4 sieths, 8s. ; 1 Adds, 5s. ; 6 Axes, 1 bill, 7s. ; 2 
drawing knifes, 4s. 6d. ; 4 Augers, 3s.; pr. compasses, 12d. ; 
gauge, 12d. ; 2 hammers, 2s. 6d. ; 4 reape hookes, 1 square, 
30d. ; 4 boxes and Iron hoops, copps, 1 bolt. Hi. 4s. ; 2 sheares, 
2 coulters, 2 wedges, 8s. ; 3 yoakes and Irons, 8s. ; grinstone, 
12d. ; tublas aud keelers. Hi.; hoopes and box and a round 
pin, 16s.; cart & slidd, 10s.; sadle and bridles, 14s.; pillion, 
4s.; cheese fats and old Lumber, 4s.; tinin ware, 4s.; Combe, 
5s. ; 3 pr. shooes & pressing Iron, 5s. ; harrow, 7s. ; 3 barrells, 
6s. ; 2 wedges, 12d. ; 2 forks, 2s. ; 1 tennant saw, 2s. ; 1 Ax & 
Chesell, 18d. ; 2 pr. fetters, 4s.; 1 horse chaine, 4s.; 8 bush, 
malt, Hi. 8s.; total, 655li. 3s. 8d. 23 bush, of corne, — . 

Jacob Barny, Senr. is Dr. to Samuell Johnson, 12s.; Phi. 
Knighte, 18s.; Andr. Elliott, 15s. 6d.; Capt. Corwin, 3li. 
13s. lOd. ; to ye towne of Salem, 3li. ; Jos. Porter, 5s. ; funeral 
expences, 2li. 12s.; total, llli. 16s. 4d. Credr. to Thomas 
Ives, llli. 19s. 8d. ; Bill from Eobinson Andr., Hi.; a band 
from Thos. Chub, 5s.; total, 131i. 4s. 8d. 

Attested in Ipswich court Sept. 30, 1673 by Jacob Barny, 
administrator and Elizabeth the relict of Jacob Barny, ad- 
ministratrix. 

Jacob Barne of Salem, the only son of Jacob Barne late 
deceased, and Elizabeth the widow, with John Cromwell, son- 
in-law of the deceased, presented an inventory to the court 
at Salem, and administration was granted to the son and 
widow and they desiring a settlement of the estate, have 
agreed as follows : the widow to have one end of the dwelling 
house and cellar, during her life, and her son Jacob to pro- 
vide her with sufficient fire wood also furnish her with winter 
meate and summer pasture for two cows, one horse and four 
sheep and she shall have liberty to keep one or two calves and 
lambs yearly, she to pay the cost of their winter meat; she 
shall have choice of five apple trees and one pear tree with the 
privilege of a garden already fenced in; the abovementioned 
Jacob shall pay her three pounds five shillings per year in 
Indian corn and pork; if the widow see cause to remove, he 
to pay her five pounds ten shillings per year in corn and pork, 
the one half within half a year after her removal and the other 



THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 361 

half at the end of the year, all these payments to be made at 
Jacob's house, he to give bond for security. Jacob Barne 
shall have all the lands with the houses except that small 
parcell in the towne of Salem which shall belong to John 
Cromwell together with all the moveable goods with the one 
half of the debts and thirty three shillings in money and what 
may be added to the inventory. Jacob Barne to have his 
father's best suit of apparel and Bible and cloth to make 
another suit and seven bushels of corn and thirty three shil- 
lings in money. 

Whereas Jacob Barne stands engaged to provide for the 
widow's cattle and no provision made where she is to get them, 
John Cromwell doth agree to give his mother two cows, four 
sheep, one horse and two swine out of the present stock, her 
heirs to stand bound to make them good after her death. 

Whereas Jacob Barne's sister died and left one son and three 
daughters, viz. John Grover, Hannah Grover, Sarah Grover 
and Abigail Grover, their said uncles Jacob Barne and John 
Cromwell promise to pay to the children as followeth: Jacob 
to pay to John Grover oli. at the age of twenty one years and 
to Hannah 15li. and Abigaill, 5li. ; John Cromwell to pay John 
Grover 5li. and Sarah Grover lOli. when they come to age. 

Signed 28: 4: 1673 by Jacob Barney, Elizabeth (her 
mark) Barne, John Cromwell, John Grover. 

Witness : Isaac Hull, Tho. Fiske. 

Whereas it is within mentioned that John Grover shall 
have 51i. paid by each of his Uncles, it is agreed that the 5li. 
which Jacob Barne is engaged to pay, be paid to Abigail 
Grover to make her portion lOli. and John Grover, Sen. ac- 
cepted of the alteration. 

Witness: Isaac Hull, Tho. Fiske. 

It is also agreed that Jacob Barney shall provide his mother 
convenient house room for her cattle, the widow to keep it in 
repair and also she is to have liberty of pasturing two swine 
with his, she to pay all damages that may be through her de- 
fault. 

Witness : Tho. Fiske, Isaac Hull. 

Allowed by the Ipswich court Sept. 30, 1673. 

Essex County Probate Files, Docket 1,810. 

Estate of Ann Burt of Lynn. 

"the eight of gineuery (1664) The Will of An Bort my 
Wil is that Willyam Bassit Juner should haue won of my 



362 THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

kowes and John bassit should haue Won Cowe and Elisha 
bassit should haue Won kowe and that samewell bassit should 
haue the steare And it is my will that theas Children 1 1 should 
haue j I the proffit of theas Cattell and the prinsepell when 
they be eighttene yeares ould and i giue to Elizebeth basset a 
new feather bed A boulster and a pillow and a pillow beare 
A blankit and a Rouge and i giue to Sarah bassit my ould 
feather bed a boulster and pillow and A pillow beare A blankit 
and A tapsterri Couering and i giue to meriam bassit A Cop- 
per ketel, A tabel Cloth and half A doson of napkins and a 
ew shep, ban touel and I giue to mary bassit my bigest eiorn 
pot a long tabel Cloth and four napkins and a ban touel, a 
ew shep And I giue to hannah bassit tow eiorn pots and a 
warmin pan and a pare of shetes and a pare of pillow bears 
and a ew shep. 

"And i giue to ellin bartrom A ew lam and to hanna bat- 
trom an ew lam and I giue to the wife of Willyam bartrom my 
black brodcloth sute and one puter basson and i giue to liddi 
Burrill fine shillens or a ew lam and my will is that ther 
goodes should not be ewsed till the Childerren doth reseaue 
them & that these gearls should haue the proffit of theas shep 
& the prinsepel when thay com to age." 

An (her X mark) Bort. 

Witness: Francis Burrill and William Crofts. "I doe de- 
sier my Brother Francis burrill and good man Craft would 
see that this my wil be fulfilled." 

Allowed in Salem court 26:4: 1G73 and William Bassett 
appointed administrator. 

Inventory of the estate of Anne Burt, taken Mar. 18, 
1672-3, by William Crofts and Francis Burrill : one petecot 
& wastcott, Hi. 10s. ; the Remene of her wooling aperill, 5li. 
12s.; too fether Beds, too Boulsters, too Pillos, three Blankits, 
one tapeistre Coverin, 21i. 18s. ; more weareing aparill, Hi. 6s. ; 
too cortings, 8s. ; one Bibil & one other Booke, 6s. ; fine peare 
of shets & one sheet, 31i. lis.; a table Cloth & 8 napkins, Hi.; 
three pillobeares & other small things, 7s. ; three shifts, 8s. ; 
small linin, 21i, 10s. 7d.; peuter & tin, 2d.; Bras & Iron, 2li. 
18s.; too yeards of Peniston, 8s.; 3 Chists, too boxes, one 
trunk. Hi.; too wheeles, too cheirs & other lumber, Hi.; one 
couw, 3li. ; ten shep, 5li. ; sillver, 2li. 10s.; due to her, 31i. ; 
total, 471i. 2s. 6d. 

Attested 26: 4: 1673 by William Bassett. 
Essex County Quarterly Court Files, vol, 20, leaves 48, 49. 



the probate records of essex county. 363 

Estate of William Flint of Salem. 

"Salem: September 5**^: 1671. In the Name of our Lord 
God, Everlasting. Amen I William fflint of Salem Being 
through y'' good Provid[ence] of God, to mee at this tyme 
in some Measure of helth of Body, alsoe Sound in Memory 
and doe make this my last will & Testament Imp"". I doe giue 
& bequeath my Sole to god through Jesus Christ My lie- 
demer. & my Bodey to Decent Buryall; in Hope & E[x]pec- 
tation of the Eesurection thereof at ye great & last day when 
Sole & Bodye shall bee againe United to ye Glory of ye Riches 
of his grace in Jesus Christ our lord As for my worldley 
goods w*"*^ god in his mercey hath Giuen mee. Imp*" I doe 
giue & Bequeath | |to my wiffe Alee Flint j | (Besides the thirds 
of all my houseing & land Dureing her life) all my house- 
hould-stuff Except only a bedsteed bed & beding which I haue 
giuen to my sonne Thomas with some few other things All 
my land & all ye Cattle I haue not By will Disposed of I 
freely leaue to her to bee disposed of According to plesure soe 
longe as she lines vnmarried. And that what shall Eemaine 
thereof att her Decease shall bee equally Devided Betweene 
all my Children To my Sonne Edward I giue & bequeath 
The Halfe part of The Two ffeilds ; the one some tyme Called 
Golthites Feild the other Sometyme Called Truslers Feild 
or Brickkil Feild The Halfe part of all my marsh on the 
North Side of The Creeke or brooke at Forrest Riuer Com- 
monly soe Called One Acree of Marsh more or less vpon ye 
other Side of y* Creek or Brooke of Forrest Riuer one Tenn 
Aker lott that Formerly was Daniell Baxters in South Feild 
one fiue aker lott that Formerly was Hen"" Cooks in ye So — 
ye one Halfe of my Part of the Swamp land that was Ex- 
changed [with] lin Towns men for that I bought of John 
Lewis one paire of Cart wheeles 

"To my Sonne Thomas Flint I Giue & bequeath all my 
Houseing with the land Adjoyning both Garden & orchard 
The Halfe part of the Two Feilds ye one Some tymes Golthites 
Feild the other Sometymes Called Truslers feild or ye Brick- 
kill Feild The Halfe part of all my Marsh on the northside of 
The Creeke or brooke of Forrest Riuer soe called Commonly 
all the land or swampe at Claybrooke formerly bought of 
George Emery all y^ land within the Incloasure (made by my 
Sonne Jon. Pickering & myself e in ye soth feild) my part 
thereof which I giue to my sonne Thomas one Tenn Aker lott 
in ye South feild I bought of Olliuer Mannering w*^"* formerly 
was Richard Rayments To my sonn Thomas I giue & be- 



364 THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

queath halfe an Aker of Marsh a little Within ye South feild 
Gate which I bought of m'' Feild The one Halfe of my 
Swamp land y* was Exchanged with Lin Towns men for that 
I bought of John Lewis To my Sonne Thomas His Choyce 
of fower oxen & Two Cowes out of all my Cattle To my sonne 
Thomas all my Wheeles & Cartes plows & Chaines & Tackling 
for my oxen Except one pajrre of wheeles I haue giuen to my 
Sonne Edward To my sonne Thomas I giue & bequeath y® 
best bedsteed w*^ stands in ye Chamber with one feather bed 
Two payre of sheetes one payre of Blanketts Two Ruggs one 
of them ye best red one Likewise I leaue itt to my wiffe to 
bestowe upon him whatt other househould stuff hee may haue 
occation for if hee marryes dureing her life. To my sonne 
Thomas I giue Two Iron Backs Two Iron doggs & Three 
hakes or hookes. 

"To my Sonne Joshuah Ward his sonne Joshua I giue & 
bequeath One Tenn aker lott in ye South Feild w*"*' I bought 
of Cap* James Smith & was formerly m"" Gotts To Antony 
Nedam I giue a Cow of mine which he hath in Keepeing & 
doe aquitt him freely from all whatsoever hee owes mee vpon 

Accomp* betweene him & Lastly: as for ye Debts that 

are due to mee from severall I doe leaue them to discharge 
what I owe to others & the Remainder of them I giue to my 
wiffe I giue Unto John Hathorne of Salem in money fforty 
shillinges or iff hee chooses itt Rather then the fforty shil- 
lings in money, then, I ffreely giue him Two ackers of land 
in the South ffeild which I Bought of Hilliard Verin, Some- 
thing neere the Swampe that was goodman Adams. Dated: 
18 : 1 mo : 1071/2. 

[no signature] 

Witness : Wm. Hathorne, sr., John Hathorne, Wm. Ha- 
thorne. 

Proved in Salem court 26: 4: 1672 by Maj. Wm. Hathorne 
and William Hathorne, jr., who declared that said Flint 
made oath before the witnesses that it was his last will. Alee 
the widow, and Edward, the eldest son were appointed ad- 
ministrators and the court ordered that John Pickering 
should have the land which was willed him by his father as 
is declared in Mr. John Hathorne's testimony. 

Wm. Hathorne testified that on 18 : 1 : 1671-2, he was sent 
for "to go to Wm. Flynte to hear his will read about wch I 
had much conference before, I askt him why he gaue so litle 
to two of his daughters, he told me he had giuen them some- 



THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 365 

tiling already & he would giue itt to his wife who would doe 
well for her daughters, & y* he would doe well by Thomas 
his son because he had been an obedient child to him, when 
itt was read, he told me it was his will & yt it was writen ac- 
cording to his mind & desired me to be a witnes to y** same." 
Sworn in court 27 : 4 : 1673. 

William Hathorne, aged about twenty-seven years, deposed 
that he heard Goodman Flint say that he intended to give his 
son Pickering a parcel of land, etc. Sworn in court 27: 4: 
1673. 

Jno. Hathorne, aged about thirty-one years, deposed that 
when he \\Tote the will of William Flint, etc. Sworn in 
court 27: 4: 1673 

Edmond Batter, aged about sixty-four years, deposed that 
he being with Will. Flint the day before his death, the latter 
said he wished he had put in his will alwut the land he wished 
his son Pickering to have, but when deponent went the next 
morning, said Flint was not in condition to be spoken with. 
Sworn in court 27 : 4 : 1673. 

On the reverse of a copy of the will of William Flint : 
^'^Inq'" who is plaintiff & who defendant & how much & what 
ye land & where it lyes & how bounded. 

"Jn"' Jun"- & Alee Pickering Ex*''^ to ye Last will & Tes- 
tam* of Jn° Pickering Sen"" late deed, plaintiffs. Edward & 
Thomas Flint defend*-^ Thomas hauing let Edward haue Two 
Acres of y** land in Controu''sy Lying in y® s*^ field in y^ 
whole ab. 10 acres of upland & meadowe Known by ye name 
of Harwoods lott. bounded on ye s*** & west w"' y® land of 
Tho. Flint & Jno. Pickering: on ye north w"' y*' land of Alee 
pickering. on ye East w*"^ ye harbour. 

"y^ adm''^ haue been already Cited ye ordnary by m"" pick- 
ering in his life time but ye Case seeming difficult to ye Judge 
y"" is nothing acted upon as yet." 

Inventory taken Apr. 22, 1673, by Edmond Batter and 
Hilliard Veren, sr : a dwelling hows, barnes, out housinge 
with y'^ garden, orchard & land adjoineinge contayn aboute 
one acker, 24011. ; about Seauen ackrs of land lyinge in y® 
field caled Goldthites field, 80li. ; aboute six ackers of land 
lying in truslers field soe caled or y® brickkil field, 701i. ; 
aboute fine ackers of marsh lyinge att or toward y^ head of 
Forist Eiuer, 50li.; one ten acker lott y*^ was formerly bax- 
ters lying in y*" South field, 12li. ; five ackers of land y* was 
formerly Cooks lying in y'^ south field, 5li. ; y^ swamp land 



366 THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

l:iis part of itt about fower ack''** behalfe be itt more or less y* 
was : Exchanged with Lin men, 6li. ; all y® land & swamp at 
clay brooke form'^ly bought of m"" Emmory about 6 ackers, 
43li. ; his part of inclosier made between John pickeringe & 
ye deceased contayning aboute twelue ackers, 20li. ; One tenn 
acker lott late bought of Oliuer ]\Ianneringe, in y* South field, 
13li. ; half an acker of Salt marsh bought of m'' Field lying in 
y® Southfield, 5li. ; one tenn acker lott late bought of James 
Smith lying in y*' Southfield, 18li. ; aboute two ackers of land 
bought of Hilliard Veren lying in y^ South field, 211. ; aboute 
two ackers of land lying neare the Southfield Gate bought of 
Tho. James, 301i.; aboute thre ackers of land lying adjoin- 
ing to y** inclosier aboue said, 31i. ; aboute fine ackers of land 
formerly John Bridgmans : lying in y"^ Southfield, 61i. ; 10 
Oxen, 501i. ; 6 cows & a calf & a hifer, 22li. 15s. ; 3 horses & a 
mare & colt, 12li. ; 2 swine, 20s. & 6 hooks & sickls, 5s. ; 12 
Sheep, som lambes, 61i. ; a grind ston & crank, 61i. 10s. ; 3,000 
foot of deale bords, 6li. ; 2 carts, 10s., 2 pa"" Iron bound 
wheels, 1 p 6li., 1 dito, 4li., lOli. 10s. ; a par of drafts & a 
par. of wheels to them, Hi. ; a dung pot & old whels, 20s., 6 
iron chains, 40s. ; 5 yokes & 2 par. copses. Hi. ; 2 plows & iron 
& an old harrow, Hi. Is. ; 2 iron crows, 2 pitchforks, 4 spades, 
Hi. ; 2 mattacks, 3 dung forks, 2 hows, 18s. ; 10 axes, 25s. ; 6 
wedges, 6s. ; 2 cops rings & staples, 1 p plow irons a sett of 
boxes & old iron, Hi. ; a parcel of old Scithes & old aug' 
& chisels & som old iron, one ads & 2 saws, Hi. 5s. ; a pillion, 
8s. ; an old sadle & bridle, brest plate & croop, 18s. In the 
parlor chamber: one fetherbed & bolster & pillow, 4li. 28.; 4 
blankets, 1 Eug, 3li. 5s. ; 1 p sheets, 8s. ; a sute of curtins, 25s. ; 
bedsted cord & matt, 20s.; red rug, 30s.; green rug, 20s; pr. 
white blankets & 2 pilos, 4li. ; a cotten rug, blanket, bed matt, 
cord & bedsted, 2li. 10s. ; wearing apparel, 71i. 10s. ; 3 hatts, 
IGs. ; 4 p shoos, 12s.; 1 p bootes, 10s.; 3 p old cards, 3s.; 2 
muskits & old Swords, Hi. 12s. ; a sword, 12s. ; 9 3-4 yd. of 
kersy at 7s., 4li. 3d. ; 21 p & one Sheete, 71i. ; 5 yds. brod 
cloth, 10s. ; 3-4 yds. Serdg, 43s. ; 2 yd. cotten, 6s. ; 2 1-4 pen- 
iston, 8d. ; 4 yd. Red Serdg, 20s. ; 5 yd. cotten & woolin, 12s. 
6d. ; 1 deers skin, 4s.; 8 shirts, 32s.; a table cloth, 16 napkins, 
8 old towels, Hi. 2s. ; 22 yds. of cotten & linen, 44s. ; 6 pilo- 
beers, 6s. ; 10 bands, 3 caps, 5 hankerchiefs, 16s. ; 4 pine chests, 
168.; small table, 5s.; 3 old baskets & old sives & a hogsd.. Is. 
6d. ; salt meate in ye hows. Hi. In the kitchen chamber, cotten 
blankett & bag, 5s. ; 4 blankets & a p sheets, bolster & pilloes, 
5li. ; a dust bed, bedsted, cord, 6 blankets & old pillo, 21i. 



THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 367 

lOs. ; an old chest & 3 bushls. pease, 10s. ; 5 bushels of pease, 
12s. 6d.; 9 bushls. wheate, 36s.; 18 bush, oates, 22s. 6d.; 
kneeding trough, a meel eask^ tub & other old caske, 9s. ; 3 
old sives, bole & skimer, 2s. ; 1 bush. 1-2 salt, 4s. ; shovel & 
hogsd., 3s.; nails, 4s.; cart rops, old & other lumber, 6s.; 16 
bags, 48s., 24 bus. malt at 3s., 6li. 12s. ; 34 bushls Indian corn 
at 2s., 4li. 12s. 6d. ; a fether bed, bolster & blankets, old rug, 
p sheets, old curtains & valins & bedsted Avith all apperten- 
ances & 2 pilloes, 7li. ; truckl bed & bolster, bedsted, 4 blankets, 
old and new, 5li. ; side cubard, 30s., warming pan, 7s. ; small 
table, 4s. ; 2 old stools, 2s. ; 8 chairs, 12s. ; pair of spurs, 12d. ; 
7 old baskets, 30d. ; Scales & weights, 3s. ; books, 12s. ; a 
forme, 18d. ; a p of dogs & iron back, Hi. ; an old smoothing 
iron, glas bottles, pincers, file, knives & combe, 3s. 6d. ; 4 
cases with bottles, 15s.; spectackls & cases, 5s.; in the seler, 
tubs, barls., & lumber, 15s.; pewter, 3li. 17s.; lanthorn & 
tin ware, 5d. ; bras, 41i. ; iron pots & kittles, 32s. ; a back & 
andirons, 55s. ; hangers, pot hooks, fire shovels, tongs & 3 
frying pans, 31i. 15s.; pails, trays, potts, 2li. ; 16li. cotten 
& linen yarn. Hi. 12s.; a morter, 2 hamers & som lumber, 
5s. ; a table & formes, setle & 3 or 4 chares, 2li. ; p of bellows 
& gridiron, 2s.; cash, lOli. ; 60 Cord of wood, 5li. ; aboute 
20 loade of dung. Hi. ; 2 p sheets much worne, 10s. ; 7 3-4 
yds. stuff, at 12s., 15s. 6d. ; an old Red childs blankett, 5s.; p 
of britches, 10s. ; debts due to ye Estate, 791i. 14s. 3d. ; total, 
9111i. 15s.; estate debitor about 161i. 12s. 5d. 

Essex County Quarterly Court Files, vol. 20, leaves 58-62. 

The information of John Croade of Salem, that on the 
25th of October last, about ten of the clock at night, he being 
with his family in lawful and peaceable possession of his 
house situated at the corner near the meeting house in Salem, 
bounded to the Eastward by the land of Josiah Wolcott, north 
by land of Joseph Home, west and south by the street, there 
came Mrs. Sarah Price, widow of Capt. John Price, Josiah 
Wolcott, Jeremiah Neale, Thomas Beadle and Jno. Leader, 
all of Salem, armed with clubs, and by force entered in and 
took possession of the house, turning the said Croade and 
his wife and others out and they do still hold it, and therefore 
the said John Croade petitions the court for the removal of 
the force and cause him to be put into possession again. 

Date on reverse of paper 1694, 

Citation Mar. 5, 1693-4, to Alice and Edward Flintt ad- 
ministrators of the estate of William Flintt, Sr., formerly of 



368 THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

Salem, to give an aceomit of their administration, particu- 
larly relating to a piece of land, that Lt. John Pickering 
claims ; he shewing that in the settlement of the said estate by 
the Court at Salem 26: 4: 1673, he had five acres of land in 
the southfeild given him which yet he hath not received but 
is kept out of the possession. 

Citation to Alice and Edward Flint administrators on the 
estate of William Flint formerly of Salem, to appear at the 
house of Mr. Francis Ellis of Salem, Nov. 4, 1695, and render 
an account of their administration, in answer to the petition 
for the same, Sept. 30, 1695, of Margarit Gooddin and x\lice 
Pickering. 

The account of Alice and Edward Flintt, administrators of 
the estate of William Flintt, formerlv of Salem, made Nov, 
11, 1695. The Real Estate, 49511. ; Personal Estate, 416li. 
15s.; Debts due to the estate, 16li.; total, 927li. 15s. The fol- 
lowing payments made by the accountants : debts paid to sev- 
eral persons, 16li. 13s.; the widow a third during her life, 
the homestead, dwelling house, outhousing and land adjoyn- 

ing, 24011,; ye testators part ; Ten acre lot yt was 

, 13li. ; halfe an acre Salt Marsh yt , 5li. ; one halfe 

Truslers lott, 35li. ; one halfe Golthites lott, 401i. ; Swamp or 
land at Clay brooke formerly George Emeryes, 42li. ; halfe of 
marsh at ye north side Forrest Eiver, 20li. ; halfe ye swamp 
land exchanged with Linn men, 3li. ; total, 434li. 13s. To ye 
said Thomas Flintt of the personal estate : 4 Oxen & Two 
Cowes, 261i, ; Impliments of husbandry, 22li.; bed & furni- 
ture, 7li. ; 2 casks, 2 Iron Doggs & 3 Hakes, 4li. ; total, 59li. 
Joshua Ward one Ten acre lott which was bought of James 
Smith, 18li. ; John Hathorne 2 acres of land in ye South 
field, 2li. ; Anthony Needham a Cow which he had in his pos- 
session, 31i. ; total, 51611. 13s. To Edward Flintt of ye real 
estate allowing a third to ye widow during life; halfe of 
Golthites field, 40li. ; halfe of Truslers feild, 35li.; half ye 
marsh on ye north side Forrest Eiver & one acre on ye other 
side, 3011, ; a Ten acre lott in ye South field formerly Baxters, 
121i, ; five acres of land that was formerly Cooks, 5li,; halfe 
ye Swamp that was exchanged with Linn men, 311. ; of the 
personal estate, one pr. wheels, 611. Alice Flintt, widow: 5 
acres of land bought of Bridgman, 611. ; about 3 acres land 
joyning to ye enclosure, 311. ; about 2 acres bought of Thomas 

James, 311, ; personal estate left according to ye , 

26811. 2s,; total, 92711. 15s. 



THE PllOBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 369 

This account exhibited Feb. 3, lf.95-G. 

Essex County Frohate Files, Doclcet 9,GG4:. 

Whereas Marijarett Goodwin and Allice Pickering daugh- 
ters of William Flint Uite of Salem, praying that a citation 
might go forth for Allice Flint and Ensign Kdward Flint 
administrators of the estate, to appear and give an account of 
their administration that an equall distribution might be 
made ainongst the children of the said William and they ap- 
peared Sept. 30, 1695, and Edward one of the administrators 
said the matter M^as settled by a will and determined by a 
Court and tberefore he had no account to render, but the 
widow Alice Flint not concurring, further time is given for 
the rendering of an account. 

Alice Flint and Edward Flint, administrators, each pre- 
sented Feb. 3, 1095-6, an account of their administration, 
distinct one from the other, the said Alice asking for a 
settlement of the estate, further time is given and the per- 
sons concerned advised to agi-ee to a final conclusion and 
present the same for allowance. 

The accounts and petition of the administrators having been 
duely considered, Feh. 10, 1695-6, the Judge declared the 
paper presented as the last will of the said William Flint 
could not be allowed and that he would proceed to a settle- 
ment of the estate, giving the parties concerned more time 
for an agreement, if not, to render a true account of their 
administration together with what had been advanced to the 
daughters in their father's life time, that the same might be 
considered in the distri])ution. 

On Feb. 17, 1695-6 the said administratrix attested to the 
truth of the inventory of the estate of the deceased formerly 
exhibited. 

Essex County Prolate Records, vol. 305, pp. 133, 134. 

An account rendered Feb. 3, 1695-6 by Alice Flint, widow 
of William Flint, of her administration on his estate. The 
real estate as formerly apprised 575li., the personal, 32011. 
The estate is now in the hands of her children and others 
as followeth : her two sons Edward and Thomas Flint have of 
the real estate, 555li. and of the personal about 80li. ; her 
daughter Margarit, movealdes valued at 6li. 7s. ; daughter 
Alice, moveables valued at 2li. 10s.; daughter Hannah, move- 
ables valued at 2li. 2s. ; Mieles Ward a ten acre lot of land, 
181i. ; Cajjt, Manaseth Marstou 2 acres of land, 21i. ; in her 



370 THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

hands, money, lOli. and the rest of the moveables remain ex- 
cept what has been spent for her maintenance. 

Forasmuch as the estate hitherto has not been orderly 
settled by her husband by will nor yet by order of the court 
the widow petitioned the court for an orderly settlement of 
the estate. 

Attested Feb. 10, 1695-6 by Alice Flint, one of the ad- 
ministrators. 

On reverse of paper the following list, the most of 
which was spent in the family with her son Tho: salt one 
bushel & 1-3, 4s. ; pease, 8 bushels, 19s. ; wheat, 9 bushels, Hi. 
16s.; oats, 18 bushels, Hi. 2s. 6d. ; malt, 24 bushels, 31i. 12s.; 
Indien 37 bushels, 41i. 12s. 6d. 

Petition Feb. 10, 1695-6 of Alice Flint, widow of William 
Flint, late of Salem, shewing that her husband died intes- 
tate, for the writing said to be his will was neither signed nor 
sealed, nor executor appointed neither hath it the authority of 
any Court for probation, and moreover, her said husband be- 
side his two sons Edward and Thomas Flint had four daugh- 
ters, Elizabeth, Margarett, Alice and Hannah, who had noth- 
ing given them in that writing said to be his will. And her 
husband the day before he died told her (upon hearing the 
said writing read to her by Mr. Batter) that she need not 
trouble herself for that writing or will would never stand. 
Now as there has been no settlement of the estate by the court, 
the petitioner prays for the said writing to be made null and 
void and for the ordering of an equal distribution of the 
estate that so her daughters mav have their share. 

Attested Feb. 10, 1695-6 by Alice Flint widow of William 
Flint, and also that the abovesaid Elizabeth, Margarett, Alice 
and Hannah are their lawful children. 

The account of Alice Flint as administratrix of her hus- 
band's estate. The said estate cr., the real estate, 575li., the 
personal, 3361i. 15s., total, 9111i. 15s. The following pay- 
ments have been made : bond & letter of administracon & re- 
cording the inventory, 9s.; debts due which are all paid, 161i. 
13s. 5d. ; to Thomas Flint for 2 1-4 years service with his 
father after he was 21 years of age, 40li. ; allowing the acct., 
5s. ; setling and dividing the estate, 5s. ; recording the settle- 
ment, 6s. ; stating the account, 4s. ; sundry charges of the 
admx., 21i. 7s. ; the admx. for her trouble, 5li. ; total, 65li. 9s. 
5d. ; balance of the estate remaining, 846li. 5s. 7d. 

Attested Feb. 26, 1695-6 by Alice Flint, and allowed. 



THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 371 

The balance above being 8461i. os. 7d, is divided as follows : 
to the widow Alice Flint 1-3 during life and after her decease 
the real estate to revert to the children as the law directs, 
'^82li. Is. 7d. ; Edward Flint the eldest son, a double portion, 
IGlli. 4s.; to Thomas Flint, Elizabeth Flint alias Woodis, in 
England, Margaret Flint alias Goodwin, Alice Flint alias 
Pickring, Hanah Flint alias Keyzor, 80li. 12s. each. 

Essex County Probate Files, Docket 9,G64. 

Edward Flint the other administrator appeared before the 
court Feb. 24, 1695-G, and adhering to his fonner allegations 
made of the validity of the pretended will, and not satisfied 
with the distribution made, appeals to the Governor and 
Council, and is to give security to prosecute said appeal with 
effect. 

The above said Ensign Edward Flint withdrew the afore- 
said appeal Mar. 2, 1695-6. 

Thomas Flint appealed to the Governor and Council, Mar. 
16, 1695-6 and gave bond of 50011. with Capt. Stephen Sewall 
and Ensign Edward Flint as sureties to Elizabeth Flint, 
alias Woodis in England, Margarett Flint alias Goodin, Al- 
lice Flint alias Pickering and Hanah Flint alias Keyzor all 
daughters of Wm. Flint, late of Salem, deceased, to prosecute 
said appeal as soon as a hearing shall be appointed. 

Essex County Probate Records, vol. 305, page 135. 

Estate of Phineas Fiske of Wenham. 

"The Last will & Testament of Phineas ffiske I Being Sick 
& weake of Bodi yet of perfit memory Doe Comit my souU 
Unto the lord through my Deare Saui'^' & my Body to a 
deascent Buriall & Dispose of my Goods as fiPolloweth Im- 
primis I Giue to 1 1 my I j Son James ffiske the one halfe of my 
howse & Lands & the other halfe to my other two s [ons] — & 
Thomas to be deuided Betwixt them by eaq[ual] portions & for 
my Chatle Goods I giue | |it| | to my three Sons abouesd to be 
equaly Deuided Betwixt them ex[cept] my Create Bible which 
I giue to Samuell ffiske (my Nephew) & my Best pillow & 
p'llow beere to Mara ffiske : & I doe appointe my two sons 
John & Thomas execefs to this my will & in witnes wher vnto 
I haue here vnto set my hand this 6*" of 1 '""r 1673." 

Phineas (his F mark) ffiske. 

Witness: Samwel ffiske, Hanah (her mark) Walden. 

Proved in Salem court 26 : 4 : 1673 by the witnesses. 



372 THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

Inventory of the estate of Phinehas Fiske of Wenham. de- 
ceased 7:2: 1673, taken by Eicliard Hnttn and Mark Batch- 
elder: the homestead, lOoli.: 50 Akres of Land in the woods, 
62li. 10s.; 12 Akres 1-2 of medow, 251i. ; Catle, 9li. IDs.; 
weareing Cloathes, 3li. 3s. Gd. ; one Mault mill, 12s. ; one 
Mnstard Mill, 2s. 6d. ; pott & }Dothooks, 10s.; one Bras kettle, 
8s. ; one Warming j^an & to we Combe, 6s. 6d. ; two old Skillits, 
2s. 6d. ; one fryeing pan & gridiron, 5s. ; scales & waits & some 
other lumber, 4s. 6d. ; keelers & other Wooding ware, 13s.; 
pewter, 12s. 6d. ; Cubbard & Chairs, 8s.; one pitchforke, Hi. 
8s.; Table, Chest & Joynd Stoole, 16s.; one Pillowe & pillowe 
beere, 6s.; one Bowlster & 3 pillows more, 17s.; one chest & 
sawe & Rawe hide, 10s. 6d. ; Curtains, 18s. ; one bedstead & 
bed Coard, 12s. ; one bowlster & bed matt, 3s. 4d. ; one spit & 
Tramell & howe, 8s.; debts, 10s.; total, 21411. 10s. 6d.; debts 
due from the estate, 7li. 19s. 3d.; to John Fiske, 10s. 

Allowed in court 26: 4: 1673. 

Essex County Quarterly Court Files, vol. 20, leaves 40. 47. 

Estate of William Charles of Marblehead. 

"I William Charles being sick of body, but of perfect mem- 
ory and calling to remembrance the uncertain state of this 
my naturall life, do make, frame and constitute this my last 
Will and Testament in manner and forme following: viz. I 
recommend my soul into the hands of Christ my Eedeemer, 
my body to the earth decently to be buried, my estate which 
God hath lent me I dispose off as followes. Imps. I will that 
my due debts which I owe to any persons may be satisfyed by 
the Executrix of this my will ; I give and bequeath to my 
dear wife Sarah (whom I do by these constitute Executrix) 
all the moovables within doors to enjoy a])solutely as her owne 
for ever, and dispose off as shee shall see meet at her decease 
& I do by these presents constitute my loving Cousen James 
Dennis to be assistant, and joynt Executour along with my 
wife; The remainder of the estate I give also the whole use 
and benefit of it to be enjoyed by her during her naturall life, 
and for her crvfnfortable maintenance I give liberty to her, 
taking the advice of my loving Freinds therein, M"" Moses 
Mavericke. M'' Samuell Cheever and Eichd Norman, in case of 
want to sell, dispose or alionate any part of the estate for her 
needfull maintenance ; After my wifes decease I give and be- 
queath the whole estate then left (excepting what was before 
excepted) and a shilling which I give to my Cousin Robert 



THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 373 

Charles to my Cousin James Dennis his children which he 
hath or may have by my Cousin Mary his present wife to be 
equally divided amongst them as they shall be of age ; Saving 
a small parcell of Land neer adjoyning to James Dennis his 
house I give and bequeath to Mary Dennis, jun"" to enjoy as 
her owne for a house-plot besides her other proportionable 
part, & my Gunne I give to James Dennis, jun"", and leave the 
rest as above ; In witness of all wliich promises I have here- 
unto sett mv hand and scale this thirty first of Decemb. 
1673." 

William (his W mark) Charles (seal) 

Witness: John (his H mark) Peach, Joseph Dallaber. 

Proved in Salem court 27: 4: 1673 by John Peach, Sr. and 
Joseph Daleber. 

Inventory taken Feb. 10, 1G72-3, by John (his -{- mark) 
Peach, sr., and Samll. Word : One bed and furnter, 5li. ; 1 
new sut with drawers and wastkoat belonging to them, 3li. ; 
1 sut more with drawers and wastkoat. Hi. 10s. ; 1 Cape Cloth 
Coat, Hi.; 1 hatt, 3s.; 2 shirts, 7s.; 1 paier of stokins, 2s.; 2 
(•Id Chests, 8s. ; 1 old table, 3s. ; 1 Chaier, 2s. 6d. ; 1 picher with 
other Earthen ware, 3s. ; 2 buckitts, with other woden ware, 
5s.; 3 bras ketles, Hi. 10s.; 3 Iron ketls, 12s.; 1 Iron pot, 4s., 
1 Iron skillitt, 6s. ; 1 fowling pes. Hi. ; pot hooks, tier shovell 
and tongs, 5s. ; 1 tramell and frieing pan, 10s. ; 2 bibls and on 
other book, 15s.; 1 paier of boots and 1 barill, 15s.; 1 Iron 
pott, 10s. ; 2 bbls. and 1-2 of mackrell at 35s., due from Mark 
Pittman, 40s. ; 6 kows, 24li. ; 1 dwelling hous with out houses 
orchard and Land adjoyning, 801i. ; 5 ackor Lott, 12li. ; half 
a parsell of Salt marsh lieing betwixt him and John Peach, 
sr., in south field, 301i. ; his part of land in the farm bought 
of Major Hathorn, lOli. ; 2 Kows Leas in the Comons as it 
was first granted, lOli. ; half an Hand Comonlie Cald nick 
Charls liis Hand, with lialf the stage standing upon it, 40li.; 
half of a shallop, 15li.; total, 224li. 15s. 

Attested by Sara, the widow, and James Denis, executors. 

Essex County Quarterly Court Files, vol. 20, leaves 56, 57. 

Citation Nov. 20, 1695, to James Dennis surviving execu- 
tor of the will of William Charles late of Marblehead, to ap- 
pear at the house of Frances Ellis in Salem and render an 
account of his executorship, upon the request of Thomas 
Trevie who married Annis Dennis a legatee in said will. 

The account of what James Dennes hath paid for William 



374 THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

Charles and his wife deceased Jan. 15, 1672 and other charges : 
for 2 Cofens & to gi-aves, Sarah Charles 18s. of it, Hi. 18s. ; 
to Eichard Norman for wine for his burial, 2li. 10s. ; Mr. 
Moses Mavrick as by his account, Hi. 12s. 7d. ; John Waldron 
for worck, 15s.; for wine at ant Charles burial, [14s. crossed 
out] ; Benjiman Panieter for worck, 14s. ; Mr. John Higes- 

son. Hi. 10s.; Morgan, 16s.; Tomas Petman, 4s.; Mr. 

Jonathan Corwin, 231i. 8d. ; charg of proveing & Recording 
the will, lis.; by going to Law about the Comons, 21i. ; total, 
36li. 5s. 3d. Disbursements of the estate: for building the 
stage new my part, 131i. ; laid out on the ground worck, 3li. ; 
seventy on pole of Stone wall & dech about the 5 acker lot, 
81i. 17s. 6d. ; a small hanm in the 5 acker lot, 31i. ; making a 
Cart waye through a swamp in the lot, 41i. ; laid out in apel 

treas to set in the lot, Hi. 4s.; stone wall about the 

orchet, 4li. 7s. 7d. ; total, 371i. 9s. Id. 

Essex County Probate Files, Doclcet 5,077. 

Estate of John Burr of (Ipswich?). 

Administration on the estate of Mr. John Burr, intestate, 
granted July 17, 1673, to Mary, the widow. 

Copy of inventory taken by John Browne and Joseph 
Browne, was allowed upon oath of the widow, Mary: House, 
orcbard and an acre of land, 401i. ; land in England, 2001i. ; 
a bed, bedstcd & furniture, 8li. ; fether bed and rugg & blank- 
itts, 2li. 5s. ; a bed & 2 blanketts & a bedmat, Hi. 10s. ; seaven 
paire of sheets, 3li. 10s. ; 9 pillow beeres, a doozen of napkins 
& 3 table clothes, Hi. 15s.; a livery cubberd, 2 cases & a chest 
& small case. Hi. 5s.; 3 trunks and 2 tables, 18s.; 4 silver 
spoones & other plate, 2li. 10s.; 8 chaires, 18s.; wooden dishes, 
trayes, keelers & beere barrills. Hi. 10s.; 2 pestles & morter & 
a piggin & watter paile, 9s. ; a brass kettell, 2 Iron potts, 2 
skillets. Hi. 3s. ; pewter and brass, 4li. ; a warming pan & tin 
ware & earthen ware, 10s. ; paire of Andirons, frying pan, spit 
& slice & tramell, Hi. ; tubb of meate and Indian corne. Hi. 
10s.; parcell of sheepe woole & other things, 10s.; woolen 
wheeles, a chest & 3 tubs, 15s. ; axes, turning tooles & other 
Iron ware, 21i. 5s. ; 2 bibles and other books, Hi. 5s. ; halfe a 
grinestone, hammer & gimlett, 4s.; bridle & saddle, pistolls 
& holsters, rapier, belt & lance, 4li. ; his own weareing clothes 
& linnen, lOli. ; two cowes and a mare, 71i. 10s.; a sow & two 



THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 375 

piggs, Hi. ; debts due to the estate, 3li. ; total, 30311. 8s. ; debts 
due from the estate, 3011. 

Attested by Mary Burr, the widow. 

Ipswich Quarterly Court Records, vol. 5, page 223. 

Estate of Jedediah Andrews of Salisbury. 

On Sept. 1, 1673, at the desire of Mary Andros, widow of 
Jededla Andros, administration upon his estate was granted 
her until the next Hampton court, by Major Pike and Mr. 
Samll. Dalton. Hampton Quarterly Court Records, vol. 2, 
leaf 31. 

The administratrix of the estate of Jededla Andros was or- 
dered Oct. 13, 1674, to bring in an Inventory to the next Salis- 
bury court. Hampton Quarterly Court Records, vol. 2, leaf 
48. 

Inventory of the estate of Jedediah Andrews of Salisbury 
deceased July 12, 1673, taken by Henery Browne and John 
Eaton : his house, 5011. ; two parcels of Meadow, 2411. ; 4 oxen, 
2011. ; 4 cowes, 1411. ; one three year old & three two yeare olds, 
1011.; three yearlings, 311. 15s.; 3 sheep, 111. 10s.; one horse, 
a Mare & colt, 1011. ; swine, 611. ; 2 beds and furniture in ye 
lower Roome, 1011. ; sheets and pillow byes, 811. ; Table cloaths, 
Napkins & household linen, 411. ; one Bed and Beding in the 
chamber, 711.; Carpet & cushions. Hi. 16s.; Brass, Pewter, 
an Iron pot and Iron kittle, 811. ; Books, Hi. ; chain, hoopes 
for wheels & other Iron Lumber, Hi. 16s.; Carpenters Tools, 
211. ; gun, paire of pistols, holsters, saddle and Bridle, 311. ; 
his wearing cloaths, 611. ; new linon & wollen cloath. Hi. 6s. ; 
chests, Tables, chairs and other necessary things, 211. 10s. ; 
mony, 211. 16s.; Bill In Silver of Mr. Wm. Hook, 211.; money 
payd for Cornet Severanc. 311. ; bill of Mr. Andrew Wiggin, 
or wt is due, 3011.; debt of Ben. Kemball, 711. 10s.; debt of 

Andrew Grely, 9s.; debt of Mr. Colcord, ; debt In my 

fathers hand, 911. ; debt of Rich. Smith 500 read oak hogshed 
staves. Hi.; debt of Mr. Tho. Broughton and Mr. Georg 
Broughton, uncertain; debt of Leift Hall, — . 

Attested Oct. 17, 1673 by Mrs. Mary Andros, the widow of 
Jedediah, before Capt. Daniell Gookin, Maj. Robert Pike and 
Mr. Tho. Bradbury. 

Debts due from the estate as is demanded : to Doctr. Flech- 
er & barffoot, fisik and attendanc, 811. ; Henry Trew for work 
at the hous & elswhere, 2011.; John Pikerlng, 711.; Mr. 



376 THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

Thomas Dam, 6li. ; Thomas beard, 4li. 13s.; Wm. Follett, 
about 2li. 10s. ; Mr. John Light, 2li. ; goodman Osgood, 21i. ; 
John Bartlett, Hi. 3s. ; Mr. Car, Hi. 10s. ; Ezerom Levvet, 
17s.; Thomas Tricky, 17s.; Isack Biiswell, sen., 10s.; John 
hendrix, 2li. ; John hendrix for work about hay this somer, 
— ; Wm. Buswell, lis.; Ed. French, 10s.; Thom. Fram, 7s.; 
Edw. Gove, Hi. Gs. ; Jno. Clough, 18s. 

The horse and 3 yearlins mentioned in the inventory are 
since dead. 

The Salisbury court 13: 2: 1675, ordered that Mrs. Mary 
Allin should have one third part of the house and land dur- 
ing her life, and the whole until the child comes to twenty 
one years, and out of the moveables (debts being first dis- 
charged) she shall have after the proportion of six parts of 
ten. John Allin her present husband to give security for 
the education of the child at his charge until he come of age, 
and the other four parts to be improved for the child. 

The court chooses and approves of Maj. Robert Pike to be 
guardian of the child, until he be of age to choose for himself. 

The account of John Allin concerning the estate of Jedia 
Andrews, deceased, Apr. — , 1675 : paid to Doctr. Flecher, 
llli. ; Wm. Buswell, lis.; Jno. Hendrick, Hi. 10s.; Edward 
Gove, Hi. 10s.; Jno. Hsley, Clarke for fines, Hi. 10s.; Henry 
True, Hi.; Mr. Car, 19s,; Joseph Flecher, 7s.; Henry Tru 
for a judgment of Court, 6li. 16s. 4d. ; Jno. Light, 2li. ; Cor- 
nett Severence, 2li. ; Caleb Moudy, Hi, 10s. ; Capt. Bradbury 
for records in mony, lis. 6d. ; Jno. Eastman, 12s.; Jno. 
French, 3s.; Israeli Levitt, 17s.; Tho. Frame, 7s.; Clement 
Farman, 7s. ; Mr. Wlielewright for rates, 12s. ; Moses Gill- 
man, 6li. ; Phillip Grely ye attorny of Georg Person, Hi.; 
Wm. Osgood, Sr., 2li. ; Mr. Tho. Woodbrige, 5li. ; Isack Bus- 
well, Sr., lis. 6d. ; Mr. Georg Person, 5li. ; Capt. Tho. Dan- 
iell as mony, 5li. lis. 2d.; Tho. Trickey, 17s.; Jno. Clough, 
Sr., 18s. ; Jno. Pickrem, payd by Major Pike, 7li. ; Tho. 

Dam, ; Tho. Beard, 4li! 12s.; Wm. Follett, 3li. ; Jno. 

Bartlett, Hi. 3s. ; Edward French, 10s. ; Jno. Hendrick, 2li. ; 
Robt. Ping, Sr., 12s, ; Henry Tru, 20li. 6s. ; my time and 

troble, ; paye to Major Pike, 3li. 5s.; total, ISlli. 10s. 

6d. 

Attested in Ipswich court May 9, 1682 by John Allen. 

The Dwelling house aprised at 50li. in the inventory was 
built on another man's land and I with my wife was con- 
strained to sell it for 30li. ; horse and 3 yearling since dead; 



THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 377 

a de])t of Mr. Andrew Wiggins, Cornett Severence, Mr. Georg 
Broughten, Leift Hall and Bcnj. Komball not recovered. 
Attested May 9, 1G82 by John Allin. 

The conrt ordered for a settlement of the estate of Jed-' 
ediah Andrews, with the consent of John Allin as adminis- 
trator, by marriage to the widow, that the child should have 
as his portion the two parcells of meadow rated at 24li., to be 
left in the hands of the administrator during the child's mi- 
nority, and the rest of the estate to the woman, there being 
about loOli. of the first account abated by losses and payment 
of debts not then brought in. 

Deposition of John Stockman "who am now posses't of 
that house & land w'' : was formerly in y^ possession of Jed- 
ediah Andrewes of Salisbury deceased, did purchase thee 
land that my house now stands on of my Uncle M"" : Jno : 
Sanders, or M'' : Rich"^ : Dole as Atturney to M"" Sanders ; and 
the house that was then on y*^ land I bought of my Brother 
John Allin & his wife, Shee being y*^ Relict of s*^ : Jedediah 
for which house I gave thirty pounds." 

Acknowledged by Mr. Stockman Apr. 25, 1682, before 
N^ath. Saltonstall. '^^'— 

Deposition of Andrew Grelee, Sr., "that M*". Jn": Allin & 
his wife who was y*^ Relict of M"". Jedediah Andrewes, were 
necessitated to sell the house that said Andrewes had built 
& left behind him. it being built u]ion land av'': he could not 
by law hold but was challenged by another, at a lower rate 
then I accounted it to be worth; w'"'* house was sold to M"": 
Stockman as I have been often informed, & heard M^ John 
Stockman OAvne." 

Acknowledged Apr. 25, 1G82 before Nath. Saltonstall. 

Essex County Probate Files, Docket 642. 

Estate of Richard Goldsmith of Wenham. 

Administration on the estate of Richard Gouldsmith, in- 
testate, granted Sept. 30, 1673, to Mary Gouldsmith, the 
widow, who brought in an inventory of the estate amounting 
to 15li., clear. Gourt ordered that the estate remain in her 
hands. Ipswich Quarterly Court Records, vol. 5, page 231. 

Inventory taken 26: 3: 1673, by John Abye, Sr. and Wal- 
ter Fayerfield : a hous and Land, 30li. ; two cows, one mare 
and on colte, llli.; thre swine, Hi. 13s.; beads, beading,, 
beadsteds and an old chest, 5li. ; a pott. Iron were and wod- 



378 THK PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

den Lumber in the hous, 2li. 17s. ; total, 50li. 10s. There is 
also due, 4li. 5s.; 18s.; 2li. Debts from the estate: to Mr. 
Wilim brown, 121i. 3s. 4d.; farmor Porttor, 17li. 4s.; Cap- 
tain Corwene, 3li. 7s.; Lote Cononte, 12s. lOd.; Mr. Wade, 
Hi. 4s.; Mr. Wainrite, Hi. 4s.; Goodman wodwar, 2li. 18s.; 
Mr. battor, Hi.; total, 391i. 13s. 4d.; clear estate, 161i. 14s. 8d. 
Attested in Ipswich court Sept. 30, 1673 by Mary, the re- 
lict of Kichard Gouldsmith. Essex County Prolate Files, 
Docket 11,077. 

Estate of John Merrill of Newbury. 

"Wittnes by these p'sents y* I Jn" Merrill of Newbury in 
y* County of Essex in New England, being but weake in 
body, yet of sound and perfect memory, for divers causes and 
Consideracons me there "Unto mooving, doe make this my 
Last will and testam*, and doe dispose of my Lands goods and 
Cattle as followeth: first I bequeath my soule into y^ hands 
of my blessed saviour and Redemer Jesus Christ, in an as- 
sured hope of a resurextion, and my body to bee buried, when 
it shall please y^ Lord to call mee hence : To my well beloved 
wife Elizabeth I give and bequeath my house barne and Or- 
chard and all my Lands both Errable marsh meadoe 
grounds and Pasture Lands, Lying and being in the bounds 
of y* towne of Newbury aforesaid w*** all y* privilidges there 
Vnto belonging: as AUsoe a peice of marsh meadoe ground 
about six Acrees bee it more or Lesse liing and being w^'^in y® 
bounds of y^ towne of Salsbury in y« County of Norfolke in 
New England: To geather with all my goods and Chatties 
both with in dore and without. All y*" houseing Orchard mead- 
oe ground Errable Land and Pasture Land aboue mentioned 
I doe give it Unto my well beloved wife during her naturall 
Life, at y*" end whereof my will is y* my grand Child Jn°: 
Swett shall peaceably & quiettly enioy all y*' said house & 
barne; if preserved from danger: togeather w**" all my Land 
before mentioned to him and his heires for Ever & if y® sd 
Jn*> Swett die without Lawfull Heires begotten of his owne 
body y^ sd Land is to retume vnto y*^ next Heire : Except my 
my wife haue neede to sell a small p'^cell of Land either vpp- 
land or meadoe, then my will is that shee shall haue liberty 
soe to doe: Allsoe my will is y* my grand Child Jn°: Swett 
shall pay Vnto his two brothers and two Sisters tenn pound 
apeice in one yeare after my wifes decease in case y® Children 
bee of age. ffurther my will is y* my well beloved wife Eliza- 



THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 379 

beth shall haue y'^ sole dispose of my goods and Chattells as 
shee seeth good, and I doe Appoint my wife to be y^ sole 
Executrix of this my last will and testam*: and I doe Ap- 
point m"" Henry Sewall and Arehelaus Woodman to bee y*" 
overseers of this my last will and testam* : In wittnes wherof 1 
y® sd Jn° Merrill haue herevnto sett my hand and seale y'^ 
eight day of September one thousand six hundred & seaventy." 

John Merrell. 

Witness: Henry Sewall, Wm. Chandler. 

Proved in Ipswich court Sept. 30, 1673 by the witnesses. 

Inventory of the estate of John Merrill, deceased Sept. 12, 
1673, taken Sept. 23, by Henry Sewall, Arehelaus Woodman 
and Joseph Hills : his houseing and lands, with his freehold 
and comonages, 28011. ; two Oxen, six Cows, one heifer as 
rented to John Swett, 401i. ; one mare, 6li. ; two swine, 30s. ; 
14 sheep, two lambs allso leased to John Swett, 7li. 14s. ; one 
mare colt and sheep partable at a time to come, — . In the 
Hall, one featherbed, two feather bolsters, 4 pillows, two 
blankets, one Eugg, with bedstead, Curtins & vallanc, lOli. ; 
fiockbed, 4 blankets and trundlbed stead, 2li. 10s.; 3 great 
chayers, one low chayer, table, forme and cubbord, 2li. ; one 
low table, one pr. bellows, 1 pr. tongs, firepan, hooker, 1 pr. 
cobirons. An iron peele, A bible bossed & other things, lli. 
10s. In the Lower chamber : 7 payer of sheets, 4li. ; 5 pillow 
cases, 4 board cloths, 9 napkens, 3 towels, 578.; Eight peeces 
of pewter, 1 pewter candlestick, 1 pewter cup, 1 pewter quart, 
1 pewter pint, 1 porringer, 1 chamber pott, one betle, 1 salt, 
6 spoones, one brass morter, 1 brass chaffin dish, a tin pan, 
brass scumer, two ketles, two skillits, one warming pan, one 
iron skillitt, frying pan. Iron pott, spit, gridiron, one payer 
pothookes, one tramel, 4li. 14s. ; Chest, Churne, powdring 
tub, bruing tub, keeler, two emptie barrels, two runlets, one 
kegg, one forme, 1 doz. trenchers, lanthorne, two earthen 
potts, one old Ax, dripping pan, 3 Cushions, lli. 15s. In the 
Hall Chamber: two chests, his wearing cloathes and other 
lumber, 14li. 10s. In the old kitchin : tub & other lumber, 
10s. In the Sellar : 4 trays, one kelar, one beer vessel, one 
hogshead & other lumber, 12s. ; Come in the Barne and in the 
feild of all sorts, 3li. ; f ruites of the Orchard, Hi. 10s. ; total, 
379li. 12s. A payer of great scales and two divinitie Books 
at John Swets. 

Attested in Ipswich court Sept. 30, 1673 by Elizabeth 
Merrill, executrix of her husband's estate. 

Essex County Probate Files, Docket 18,267. 



380 THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

Estate of Robert Holmes of Newbury.* 

Inventory of the estate of Robert Holmes of Newbury, de- 
ceased Sept. 17, 1673, taken Sept. 21, by Benjamin Lowle 
and Anthony Somerby: house & halfe an acre of Land in an 
orchard, 331i. ; his weareing apparrell, 411. 10s.; A bedstead, 
featherbed, bolster. Rug, old curtaines & vallens, 5li. ; 5 peu- 
ter platters, Hi.; 2 porringers, 3 peuter cups, 2 keilers, 
painted platters, foure chayres & other small things. Hi. ; 2 
chests & 4 small bookes, 10s. ; An iron peele, pr. of tongs, 
trammell, 9s. ; f rynig pan, a steel plate & 2 bags, 8s. ; total, 
45li. 17s. Debts demanded of the deceased : Capt. Paul 
White, llli. 8s. 6d. ; Thomas Woodbridg, 4li. 10s.; [Rich. 
copyl Bartlet, 16s.; Benjamin Morse, 8li. 9s. 6d. xlnthony 
Morse, Jr., 15s.; Benjamin Rolfe, 12s.; Hugh March, Hi. 
10s.; total, 25li. lis. 

Attested in Ipswich court Oct. 9, 1673 by Hester Holmes, 
relict of Robert Holmes, before Samuell Symonds, dep. Gov. 
and Maj. Gen. Daniell Denison. 

Administration on the estate of Robert Holmes, intestate, 
granted Oct. 9, 1673 to Hester Holmes the widow. Essex 
County Probate Files, Docket 13,605. 

Estate of Abraham Tyler of Haverhill. 

"I abraham Tyler of hauerill being sick and weak of body 
but of good and perfect memory doe make this my last will 
and testament as followeth I giue to robert clement the 
sone of robert elements that 20 akers of 4th deuision of up- 
land which goodman sherehood did giue me my house and 
house lot and al the land about my house and the remainder 
of that land I bought of Steuen Kent I giue to my loveing 
wife to be fully and solly at her desposing I doe likwise make 
my wife my full and sole executrese and to receaue all such 
debts as are due to me and to pay such debts as I owe and to 
take care for my buryal in witnes hereunto I haue hereunto 
set my hand and scale this 5th of may 1673." 

abraham (his A mark) Tjder. (seal) 

Witness : John Ward, Henry Palmer. 

Hannah Tiler, widow of Abraham presented the will to the 
court at Hampton 14: 8: 1673 and Capt. Saltingstall was 
ordered to take oath of the witnesses, which was done Apr. 

* Copy, Ix^swich Quarterly Court Records, voL 5, page 235. 



THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 381 

10, l(i74 and this will retunied to the court at Salisbury Apr. 
14, 1074. 

Inventory of the estate of Abraham Tiler, he lieing de- 
ceased in Maj'-, 1673. taken by Henry Palmer and William 
White: a house & house lott & land about it adjoyniiig to it, 
soli. ; another pcell of land lying by it about 6 acres, lOli. ; two 
beds & beding belonging to it, lOli.; two pots, a posnut, fry- 
ing pan, Hi. ; a brasse pan & a warming pan & sum smale 
peuter, Hi. ; slice, tonges, trammell, pothookes & other Iron, 
Hi.; table & other wodden Implyments, chests, boxes, Hi. 
10s. ; pcell of flaxen yerne. Hi. ; pcell of cotten woole. shee])s 
woole, cardes, Hi. ; saddle, bridle, pillin lining torne, Hi. ; 
barrels, tubs, chaires & bottles. Hi.; muscutt, bandeleres, 
sword, Hi. 10s. ; his cutting tooles & home. Hi. ; his wearing 
apparill, 4li. ; two cowes, two calfes. one mare, 7 swine, 20li. ; 
total, lOSli. 

Attested by Hanah Tyler, the administratrix. 

Essex Coimty Probate Files, Docket 28,42 G. 

Estate of Mrs. Bridget Window of Gloucester. 

Mr. Samuel Worcester and Elizabeth, his wife, testified 
that "within two or three dayes before the death of the Wid- 
dow Window, wee heard her declare that her will, as to her 
disposall of w* estate she had, was that her son in Law Nico- 
las Walling-ton, who ought her forty shillings, giveing to his 
son John Wallington an Ewe lamb out of it should have the 
rest of the said forty shillings ; and that her Grandchild Sarah 
Wallington should have her best coat; and that her son 
James Traves should have her bed; and that the rest of her 
estate should be equally divided between her son : Nicolas 
Wallington & James Traves." Sworn Nov. 25, 1673, before 
Nath. Saltonstall, commissioner. 

Nicholas Wallingford and James Travis were appointed 
2(): 9: 1673, administrators of the estate of the widow Win- 
dow, and were to fulfill the mind and will of the deceased 
according to testimony brought in. 

Inventory taken Oct. 9, K)73, by Samuell Wosester and 
John Tenny : Wearing apraill, 7li. 6s. 8d. ; silks and lining, 
31i. 12s. lOcL; Beding, 4li. 2s. 6d.; household stuf, 7li. 5s. Id.; 
dets, 31i. 14s.; total, 261i. Is. Id. Debts to be paid out of the 
estate for her funeral, 19s. 9d. ; other debts. Hi. 4s. 6d. ; to 



382 THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

Nicholas Walinton for 2 days, 4s.; witnesses, 4s.; total, Hi. 
12s. 3d. 

Eeceived 23 : 9 : 1673. 
Essex County Quarterly Court Files, vol. 20, leaves 120, 121. 

Estate of Mrs. Elizabeth Mansfield of Lynn. 

"Lyn the 20*'' of the 2""" 1667 The last will and Testament 
of Elizabeth Mansfeild of Lyn in the county of essex beinge 
weake in body but of perfect memory Imprimis I bequeath 
my Body to the dust and my spirritt to god that gaue it 2ly 
I bequeath to my Sonn Joseph Mansfeild my Bed which I 
usually ly upon with all appurtenances belongeinge unto it 
and foure paire of sheetes and all the housinge and Lands 
and the three Acres of Land that my husband Bought of John 
Deacon which lyeth in the necke By John Ramsdells and all 
the meadow that was my husbands. 3ly I will that my 
Daughter Elizabeth Tomsone haue my Broadcloath Gowne 
and some small Linnen and my hood and coat and to my 
Grandchild Elizabeth Mansfeild I giue my kearsey Gowne 
and Pettycoat of stuffe and to my Grandchild Deborah Mans- 
feild my sonn Josephs Daughter one yeard of Holland and 
to my Grand child John Mansfeild the first calfe that liueth 
of the Heiffer that is in my sonn Joseph Mansfeilds hand and 
to my Grandchild Joseph Mansfeild the heiffer. 4ly I be- 
queath to my sonn Joseph Mansfeild all the rest of my moua- 
ble goods and grasse or what soever was my husbands. 5ly 
I bequeath alsoe to my sonn Joseph a Greene shaged Rugg 
which did not Belonge to that Bed which my Husband and 
my seulf e did use to ly upon : And alsoe I will unto my sonn 
Joseph all the Grasse that doeth Grown of six Acres of marsh 
six mounthes after my decease which my husband did giue 
to my sonn Andrew Mansfeild in a Deed of Gift to him to 
be his owne for ever six mounthes after the decease of my hus- 
band and my seulfe. Alsoe I bequeath to my sonn Joseph all 
my debtes And alsoe I doe make my sonn Joseph Mansfeild 
my true and Lawfull executor alsoe my will is That Mr. 
Thomas Laughton and Capt. Thomas Marshall bee my over- 
seers yt this my will be pformed." 

Elizebeth (her E mark) Mansfeld. (seal) 

Witness: Nathanill Kirtland, Samvell Hartt. 

Proved in Salem court 26: 9 : 1673 by the witnesses. 

Inventory of the estate of Elizebeth Mansfeild, aged about 



THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 383 

eighty-seven years, who died about Sept, 6, 1673, taken by 
Nathanill Kirtland and Henery Rhodes : Wollen Aparell, 4li. ; 
shetes, 4li ; small Linen, 21i. 10s. ; bookes, Hi. 5s. ; niony, Hi. 
10s. ; beding, 7li. 10s. ; bedsted, tabell, stolles and cheres, 2li. 
10s.; a whelle and Lumber, Hi, 5s.; Pottes and ould Eyron, 
2li. 12s. ; Pewter, Hi. ; 32 bushells of Indian Come, 4li. 16s. ; 
4 Cowes, 12li,; one small beast, 2li. ; 13 accors of Medow, 
65li. ; one Accor and a halfe of fresh medow, 3li. ; seven 
Accors of upland, 371i. 10s,; 3 Accors & a half of upland 
Lying in common, 81i. ; howssing, lOli. ; 13 Load of hay, lOli. ; 
flaxe and f rute, 2li, 10s, ; Detes, 2li, ; total, 184li, 18s, 

Attested by Joseph Mansfeild. 
Essex County Quarterly Court Files, vol. 20, leaves 117, 118. 

Estate of Nicholas Patch of Beverly, 

Administration upon the estate of Nicholas Patch, intes- 
tate, granted 26 : 9 : 1673, to John and Thomas Patch, sons 
of deceased, and the sons presenting an agreement of the 
division of the estate, it was allowed. 

Inventory of the estate of Nicolas Patch of Beverley, de- 
ceased, and the dividing thereof between his two sons John 
Patch and Thomas Patch, by mutual agreement: To John 
Patch, four acres of meadow by the Dodge's farm, two acres 
by Longham and one acre adjoining Capt. Lothrop's by Sam- 
uell Coming's farm, and also four acres, the house and land 
with the orchard, except one acre which Thomas Patch was 
to have for himself and children to make use of as he or they 
shall see cause, but not sell it to anybody away from his 
brother, and for what improvement is made, John Patch 
should allow his brother. To Thomas Patch fourteen acres 
of upland and five acres of meadow, one cow and three young 
cattle; and the household stuff between them. Sworn in Sa- 
lem court 27 : 9 : 1673. Essex County Quarterly Court Files, 
vol. 20, leaf 124. 

Estate of John Baldwin of Salem. 

Inventory of the estate of John Balding, taken by Na- 
thanicll Pickman and Francis Collinges: One dweling howes 
& lande, 60li. ; one Cubarde, 2li. 10s, ; thre bufett chaiers, 12s. ; 
thre Twin chaiers, 7s. 6d. ; one Bedstede and bedmatt, Hi. 
2s. ; one small table and drayer, 7s. ; one wainskott chest, 8s., 
one Iron pottangere, 4s.; total, 651i. 10s. 6d. Sevn puter 



384 THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

platters and other small dishes, 2li. 10s.; one brass kettell 
and one Iron pott & one warming pan, Hi. 15s.; one Beed & 
furnitur, 8li. 3s. ; total, 121i. 8s. Indebted to several men, 
50Ii. 

Attested in Salem court 28 : 9 : 1673 by Arabella the relict, 
and the court granted her power of administration. Essex 
County Qnarierly Court Files, vol. 20, leaf 121. 

Estate of Josiah Walton of (Marblehead?). 

"We whose names are underwritten being present with 
Josiah Walthom when he was brought in first from Sea after 
his wound by the lightning, on June 23, 1673, aifirme & de- 
clare that upon the Companys motion to y® s*^ Josiah Waltom 
that he would setle his estate He y^ s'' Josiah Waltom being 
of perfect memory and apprehensive of his dissolution, did 
declare that his Will was that his Brother Nathaniell Wal- 
tom, and his sister Martha J\Iunjoy should have his grey 
horse for their owne betwixt them, and his other estate he gave 
it to his Mother Waltom, for her use, & benefit during her 
naturall life, and after her decease to be disposed off by her, 
and divided among his brothers Nathaniell & Samuell Wal- 
thom and his three sisters, Martha Munjoy, Elizabeth Conant 
and Mary Bartlett to enjoy an equall part, all alike, saving 
that his sister Munjoy should have the better part, and that 
y*" land should not no out of y** name of y*" Walthoms." 

Samuell Cheever, Moses Mavericke, James Dennes. 

Proved 27: 9: 1673 by Moses Maverick and James Dennis, 
and Eliza Walton, the widow, was a])pointed administratrix. 

Inventory of the estate of Josiah AValtown, deceased, taken 
Nov. 4, 1673, by Samll. Ward and James Dennes : so much 
paid in part of his father's dept., 211i. 4s. lOd. ; what his 
father left him, 301i. ; due him from Robert Bartlett, 201i.; 
from John Furbish, 6li. 13s. ; from Nickolas Meritt, Hi. ; 
from John Pedrick, 10s. 6d. ; from Richard Clatterie and 
Joseph Doliver, 21i. ; from Mr. William Brown, sr., 7li. 10s.; 
from Mr. Fich of Boston, Hi. 3s. ; due from Mr. William 

Brown, jr., for his part of a fishing voyage, ; due from 

Captain Smith, 10s. ; 1 hors, 5li. ; 2 guns, 21i. ; 1 Cow, 31i. 
10s.; heifer, 40s.; 1 yearling, 25s.; 8 yards of linen Cloath 
at 3s. pr. yd.. Hi. 4s.; 13 yds. of linen at 21d. pr. yd.. Hi. 2s. 
9d. ; 2 1-2 yd. of sarg at 5s. pr. yd., 12s. 6d.; Curtins and 
vallins, 2li.; 1 Small rugg, 14s.; waring Cloths, 2li. 10s.; 1 



THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 385 

quadrant and other instruments, 19s. ; 1 Coper ax, 1 adz and 
saw, 12s. 

Attested in Salem court 27 : 9 : 1673 by Nathaniell Walton 
in whose possession the goods were. 
Essex County Quarterly Court Files, vol. 20, leaves 119, 120. 

There being a nuncupative will of Josiah Walton presented, 
and attested by two witnesses, it was allowed, and Mrs. Eliza- 
beth Walton, his mother, was appointed administratrix. S&- 
lern Quarterly Court Records, vol. 5, leaf 71. 

Estate of John Williams, Sh. of Newbury.* 

["December: copy] d^^: 1670: [The] last will & testamentt 
of John Williams Senior [as] followeth : first of all I make 
my wife my Sole Executrixe [of] all my goods Land & Cattle 
Excepting what I [giv]e to my Children as hereafter is ex- 
pressed [ni]y will is that my Sonne John shall haue halfe my 
fourth devission of vpland besides what hee haue had all- 
r[ea]dy I giue [to] my Sonne Joseph my house & orchard 
& house Lott, & [all : copy] y^ Commanidge that belong to it 
& all my duck meadow [all : copy] this after my wifes deceace, 
alsoe I giue to Josep[h] [m]y Lott at y* flfishing Rever ad- 
joyneing to my Sonn J[o]hnes, this hee is to haue at my 
decease I giue to my daughter Mary all my west meadow after 
my wiues decease, & also a quarter parte of my fourth de- 
vission of upland this to haue at my decease I giue my 
daughter Liddia all my East meadow after my wiues decease 
& alsoe a plantting Lott next to Samuell Semmons at ye west 
End of the Towne to haue it after my wiues decease, & alsoe 
I giue her twenty acresse of my fourth devission to haue 
at my my decease I giue to my daughter Sarahs childe, Sarah 
Eyres twenty acresse of vpland, of my fourth devission to 
haue at my decease." 

John Williams (seal) 

Witness: William White, Mary (her M mark) White. 

Proved Mar. 18, 1673-4 by the witnesses before Nath. 
Saltonstall. 

Inventory of the estate of John Williams, Sr.,. deceased in 
Feb., 1673, taken Mar. 17, 1673-4 by William White and 
Henry Palmer: his dwelling house & houslott, 801i. ; two 
Acresse meadow at the East meadow, lOli.; five Acresse 

*Copy, Norfolk Deeds, vol. 2, leaf 323. 



386 THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

meadow in the west meadow, 201i. ; a persell of upland joyn- 
ing to Samll. Semons houslott, 18li. ; a pcell of upland called 
by the name of a fourth devission not it laid out, 201i. ; two 
CowS;, 8li. ; one three yerling heifer, 3li. ; five sheepe, 21i. 10s.; 
three swine, 3li. ; to beds & that belong to it, lOli.; his wear- 
ing cloths, 5li, ; one Iron pott. Iron Skillett, Hi. ; brasse kit- 
tle, warming pan, Hi. ; frying pan, tongs & tramell, 14s. ; 
pewter & smothing Iren, lli. 5s. ; barrels & other woodden 
vessels, lli. 10s. ; a tome & cards & a box, 10s. ; chaine, bittle, 
wedges & ax. Hi.; tow Comb, Sikcle & a chaire, 12s,; yerne 
& cloth at weavers, 4li. 10s. 

Attested Oct. 10, 1674 by the widow Williams. 

Essex County Probate Files, Docket 30,011. 

Estate of John Newman, Sr. of Ipswich. 

"The last will & testament of John Newman Sen"" de- 
ceased Nouemb'' y** 1673 Hee said hee left his wholl estate to 
his wife while shee liued & at her decease he gaue her leaue 
to dispose of Tenn pounds where she would, & what his wife 
left was to be returned amongst his owne Kindred." 

Thomas (his -|- mark) Newman, Se"". 

Witness: James Chute, John Wooddame, Robert Pers. 

Inventory taken Dec. 30, 1673, by Robert Peirse and Fran- 
ces (his X mark) Jordan: his wearing Apparrell & 2 beds & 
beddinge & bedstecds, 19li. ; pewter & brass, Iron pott. Iron 
kettle & other Irons, f U. ; 2 steeres & a heyfer, 6li. ; 3 Cows, 
9li. ; 6 ewes & 1 ram, 3li. ; the house, barne & homestead, 25li. ; 
the feild lott, lOli.; 3 acres marsh, 3li. ; a Sow & a Shoate, 
Hi.; total, 811i. Bills & debts, 911i. 6s. A Coslet and a 
mare in the wodes and 20s. 

Attested in Ipswich court Mar. 31, 1674 by Alice New- 
man, the relict of John Newman. 

Debts: Mosus Pengren, Hi.; Mr. Samewell Bushop, 18s.; 
Goodman Piper, Hi.; Goodman Day, 7s. 5d. ; Ms. Wainrite, 
lli. 5s.; cofen, 8s.; Haverd, 10s.; Goodman Brewer, 4s. 6d.; 
Decon Knoulten, 7s. 6d.; to Wodam cut of of his bill upon 
reconing, 18s.; Goodman Deneson, 3s.; goodman Sayer, 
weaver, Is. 6d. ; Rates and bureall, 12s. 6d. ; minesturs, 6s. 
6d. Essex County Probate Files, Docket 19,416. 

Administration on the estate of John Newman, intestate, 
granted Mar. 31, 1674 to Alice Newman, the relict, and an 
inventory amounting to 17211. was allowed. Court ordered 



THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 387 

that by consent of the brother of deceased, 381i. was to be 
paid to the brother and sister, two parts to the brother and 
one part to the sister, and the rest of the estate to the widow. 
Ipswich Quarterly Court Records, vol. 5, page 240. 

Estate of Robert Wallis of Ipswich, 

Administration on the estate of Robert Wallis, intestate, 
granted Mar. 31, 1074, to Nicolas Wallis, his son, and an 
agreement of the children presented to the court, was al- 
lowed. Ipswich Quarterly Court Records, vol. 5, page 240. 

Inventory of the estate of Robert Wallis taken Mar. 17, 
1673-74: the half of the hous and land and medow at the 
west medows, 481i. ; cattel of all sortts, 22li. ; 2 sheep and 
eleven smal shoatts, 7li. ; on half of the cart and other things 
as Irone plaine, Hi. 10s.; come of all sortts, 4li. 14s.; bed 
and beding and too payer sheets, 5li. 10s.; his waring parel 
with bands & shifts, 2li. 10s. ; in the selar, meatt and tubs. 
Hi. ; brase and pewtter and Iron potts, 21i. 10s. ; 2 old chest, 
boxe, ta])le and dishes and small things, Hi. 5s. ; total, 95li. 
19s. The detts already known, 14li. los. 2d.; more dett at 
Salem, 15s.; to Goodman Graves, 6s. 

Received in Ipswich court Mar, 31, 1074. 

Agreement of Nicholas Wallis and Simon Stace concern- 
ing the estate of their father Robard Wallis made Apr, 2, 
1674: the said Nicolas would take the whole care of pro- 
viding for his mother, Simon to be free from paying any- 
thing toward her maintenance, and Nicolas should have the 
whole estate, and to pay within one year twenty pounds to 
Simon Stace, as follows, in six acres of meadow at 81i. and 
121i. in a horse and mare to be appraised by two indifferent 
men, and the remainder in neat cattle. 

Allowed in Ipswich court Mar, 31, 1674. 

Essex County Probate Files, Docket 28,869. 

Estate of Edward Sawyer of Rowley, 

Administration on the estate of Edward Sawyer, intestate, 
granted Mar. 31, 1674, to his two sons John and Ezekiell, it to 
be divided between them, the elder son to have 20li, more than 
the other. They were ordered to maintain their mother as 
long as she lives, the land to stand bound for the performance 
of it. Ipswich Quarterly Court Records, vol. 5, page 240. 



388 THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

"We whose ISTames are vnder written being with Edward 
Sawyer not Longe before his decease he did exprese before us 
what his desposeing mind was conserneing his estate which 
was that his Estate should be equally devided betwixt his two 
sons John Sawyer and Ezekiell Sawyer only John his Eldest 
Son should haue twenty pounds more then Ezekiell. And 
further for the maintenance of his wife his mind was that 
she should be maintained out of the estate by them both and 
if they did not maintaine hir comforthably that then she 
should haue Liberty to Sell Land." 

Witness : Thomas Tenny, Ezekiel Northend. 

Proved in Ipswich court Mar. 31, 1674 by the witnesses. 

Inventory taken Mar. 27, 1674, by John Pickard, Ezekiell 
Northend and Saniuell Brocklebanke : in Apparrell woullen 
and Linen and one hate, 4li. 15s. ; Bookes, 14s. ; Boots and 
shoos, 10s. ; the best bed and furneture, 7li. ; bed in the Cham- 
ber and the furnetture on it, 3li. 10s.; bed linen and table 
linen, 3li. 5s. ; a cubbard, a woullen and linen wheelle, 18s. ; 
putter, brase and tin, Iron potts and frying pan, 5li. ; tongs, 
tramell, pot hookes, lampe and smouthing Iron, 10s. ; Table, 
Chaires and Coushins, 15s.; Armes and amunission, 3li. ; 
milke vessell, beare vessell, mealle sive, 2li. 5s. ; flaxe yame 
woull and woullen yarne and cards. Hi. 19s. ; beife, porke and 
tallow, 21i, 13s.; malt, hops, meall and all other corne, 5li. 
6s. ; cider and apples. Hi. ; bags and sadle, Hi. 12s. ; Tan pitt, 
barke, tan house, tooles, hides and Leather, 401i. ; husbandry 
toolles, cart, plough, slead, axes, boriors with other such 
things, 6li. ; sheepe, 5li. ; Neat cattell, 30li. 10s.; one horse, 
41i. 10s. ; swine, 4li. ; house, barne, orchard and land at home 
and at the end of home lot with timber for adding to the 
barne, 401i. ; Land in the Common feild, 8li. ; the land called 
gattes land, 15li.; the marsh called Carltons marsh with the 
rest of ther meadow, 20li. ; Gates on the Common, 12li, ; 
debts due vnto the estate, 2li. 16s.; total, 22311. 8s.; debts due 
from the estate, 8li. 

Attested in Ipswich court Mar. 31, 1674 by John Sawyer, 
son of the deceased. 

Agreement made by Mary Sawyer, widow of Edward Saw- 
yer, and her son John for her comfortable maintenance : that 
she should have the east end of the dwelling house, and it 
should be put into good repair and so maintained during her 
life if she remain a widow, also she should have her bed and 



THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 389 

the furniture of it with what other necessary conveniences of 
the house she should choose; further she should have two 
cows, both of them by him to be maintained, and if these 
should die, to provide more that she may constantly have two 
cows ; he to provide her with firewood, also give her 4li, yearly 
in corn, malt and other provisions according as her need may 
require. But if she should change her condition by marriage, 
then she should have but half the above maintenance allowed 
her, and in case that through age or other infirmities this pro- 
vision be not sufficient then John Sawyer with the advise of 
two men whom his mother shall choose, shall allow out of 
his estate enough for her comfortable maintenance, and also 
what reversion there is of said estate shall be to the said John 
provided she may dispose of forty or fifty shillings according 
to her own discretion. 

Signed and sealed Feb. 5, 1676. 

Witness : John Pickard, John Johnson. 

James Bayly and John Johnson were betrusted on the 
widow's behalf to see this covenant fulfilled. 

Administration granted in the Ipswich court Mar. 27, 1677, 
and the distribution of the estate to be according to this agree- 
ment. 

Essex County Probate Files, Docket 34,838, 

Guardianship of Jacob Rowell. 

Jacob Rowell made choice of George Norton for his guard- 
ian, and the court Mar. 31, 1674, allowed it. Ipswich Quar- 
terly Court Records, vol. 5, page 241. 

Estate of Richard Clarke of Rowley. 

"I Richard Clarke Being Weake of body but of perfect vn- 
derstanding and memory doe make this as my last will and 
Testament Haueing desposed of my Childeren in marriage 
and not haueing much to despose yet that all Loue may be 
continued betwixt my Son and daughter my will is that my 
Son John Clarke shall haue all my Stocke in cattell horses 
sheepe and Swine and two thirds of all my prouission and 
Instruments of husbandry he paying all my debts and fuH- 
erall expences Item my will further is that my daughter 
Easter Hobkinson shall haue all my houshould goods (ex- 
cepting the Read Ruge that is vpon my bed which I giue vnto 
my Son John) and the other Third part of my prouision and 



390 THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

instruments of husbandry my will further is that my Son 
John shalbe the solle Excequtor of this my last will : vnto 
which I set to my hand this 7*'' of february 1673." 

Eichard Clarke. 

Witness : Samuell Brocklebanke, Maxemillion Jewett, Rich- 
ard Swan. 

Proved in Ipswich court Mar. 31, 1G74 by Capt. Samuell 
Brocklebank and Maximillion Jewett. 

Inventory taken Feb. 22, 1673, by Maxemillion Jewett and 
Samuell Brocklebanke: in Apparrell, Hi. 10s.; one horse and 
one mare, 71i. ; one Cow and a heiffer, 61i. ; one steere and 2 
yearings, 61i. ; swine, Hi. 10s.; a Chist and frying pan, 8s.; 
one Read Rugg, Hi. 10s.; beding, 51i. 2s.; table Cloath and 
pillowbears, 8s. ; Erase, loron and wooden Tubs, Hi. 13s. ; 
putter, tinn, 2 spoones, one jugg and 2 earthen potts, 5s. ; 
three Chaires and one trunell bed, 17s. ; putter, 6s.; one houre 
glase, lanthorne and a brush, 2s. ; a meall sive, a chist and 
other small things, 3s. ; one table, 4 Chushens, one box Hi. 10s. ; 
a paire of scalles, 2 niealle tubs, one beare barrell, one hogs- 
head and half but, 8s. 6d. ; one Tramell, 3s. ; butter tub, 
trayes, meat barrell 4s. 6d. ; Cart plough yoakes Chaine & 
other husbandry instruments, Hi. 15s.; a peece of woullen 
Cloath, Hi. 10s.; bacon and porke. Hi. 6s. 8d. ; one muskett, 
bullets, worme and scourer, 13s. ; debts due to the estate, 21i. 
19s. ; total, 431i. 3s. lOd. Debts due from the estate, 211i. 7s. ; 
clear estate, 211i. 16s. lOd. 

Attested in Ipswich court Mar. 31, 1674 by John Clarke, 
the executor. 

Essex County Probate Files, Docket 5,505. 

Estate of Thomas Hart of Ipswich. 

"In The Name of god Amen : The twelue Day of februaiy 
one thousand six hundred seventy & three: I Thomas hart of 
Ipswich in the County of Esexs taner being sick in body but 
of good & perfect memory : god be praysed : do make & or- 
daine this my last will and testament in maner and forme 
folowing: That is to say: first I comend my soulle into y*' 
hands of god my maker: hoping asuredly through the onely 
merits of Jesus Christ my Saviour to be made pertakers of 
life everlasting : & I comend my body to the earth where of it 
is made : and I giue to my Son thomas hart the land about his 
house bounded on the vpper side with an oake tree at y* end 



THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 391 

next the comon : & from thence strait over to a small ashe tree : 
at the other end by y'' land of m"" Gobbets : onely the tan yard 
& housing & what is in them excepted also I giue him my six 
aker lot by muddy Riuer & my too marsh lots at plumb Hand 
more over I giue him one Third of my tan yard & Stocke in 
it when my debts are paide : Likewise I giue to my Son Sara- 
uell hart my dwelling house & home stead & barne, as also 
my six aker lot by Reedy marsh & all my salt marsh lying 
neer to the hundreds & one parsell of fresh meadow lying 
near y^ land of Samuell Adams : moreover I giue him the Re- 
mainder of my tan yard & Stocke in it : also all my neat cattle 
& Sheepe & horse Kind when my debts are paide : onely my 
white horse excepted which I giue to the tan yard : & one 
Browne bay mare of too yeers old which I giue to my grand 
child Thomas hart : likwis I do reserue for my loueing wife 
the use of my parlor for her selfe & Rome in the celler & other 
the romes in my house with use of the houshold goods for 
her nesesary use with one third of the orchyard : also my will 
is that my son Samuell shall provide & constantly Keepe & 
maintaine for my loueing wife : too cowes & foure Sheepe & 
the increase both of cowes & sheepe to be at my wiues dis- 
pose: but I do not Bind my Son to Keep t|her|[ any ni[ore] 
stock then these mentiond afore : & that my sone Samuell 
mainetaine my wife with fire wood as shee needeth all w*^h my 
will is my wife shall in joy while shee remaines a widdow : 
likwise my will is that my sone Samuell shall pay to my wife 
fine pounds per anum: dureing the whole teirme of her nat- 
urall life : likwise I giue to my wife the bed in tlie parlor 
with the furneture belonging to it to be at her whole dis- 
pose : also my will is that if after my decease my wife should 
agayne marry & againe be a widdow That shee shall injoy all 
that shee did formerly when shee was my widdow if shee do 
desire it : likwise I do giue to my daughter Sary norton 
twenty Pounds: ten pound of it to be paide by my Son 
thomas: & y*" other ten pound by my Sone Samuell I)oth 
within too yeres after my decease : likwise I giue to my 
daughter mary thirty Pounds : to be paide by my Sone Sam- 
uell: twenty pound at her mariage if shee be maried within 
too yeers after my decease : & the other ten pound one yeere 
after : if shee be not maried within too yeeres then my sone 
Samuell to pay her ten pound a yeere the next three yeere 
folowing if mary desire it: also I giue my daughter mary a 
flockbed & bolster & what belongs to them : & I make my 



392 THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

loueing wife & my Sone Samuell Executors of this my last 
will & Testament & heere unto set my hand This twelue Day 
of february in the yeere of our lord one thousand Six hun- 
dred seventy & three." 

Thomas (his + mark) hart. 
Witness: John Denison, Senior, John Brewer, Sen^ 
Proved in Ipswich court 31 : 1 : 1674 by the witnesses. 

Inventory taken Mar. 21, 1673-4, by John Whipple, Sr., 
John Denison, Sr. and John Brewer, Sr. : one fether bed with 
fether bolster, bedsted and all other furnytuer, 8li. ; flockbed 
with bolster, Ruge, pilow, a payer of blankits & two payer of 
shetes, 5li. ; the dweling hows, barne, orchard with all prive- 
lidges & homstead of about 3 accers, 1501i. ; seven accers & a 
half of land at plum iland, 15li. ; ten accers of salt march in 
the hundreds, 24li. ; twelve accers of upland in the comon feild, 
36li. ; two accers of fresh medo, 2li. ; foure cowes, one ster, one 
yerling, 18li. ; one mare, thre coultes, 9li. ; 27 sheep, 13 lambs, 
llli. ; the tan yard with housing and a hors and all utensiles 
belonging to it, 30011.; in nu ingland mony, 5li. ; waring 
clothes, boots, shoes & hates, 121i. ; fower yds. of seirg, Hi. 
4s.; trundle bed with beding, Hi. 10s.; one grat table with 
forme. Hi.; Eemnant of ginting, 12s.; two chests. Hi.; five 
chayers, 8s. ; seven Cushins, 10s. ; two baskits, 5s. ; one mus- 
quit, one birding pece, one sword, 21i. ; one fowling pece bar- 
rill & powder, 16s. ; cobirons, boxiron, warming pan, tonges, 
17s.; thre tabl clothes, ten napcins, 2 towells. Hi.; one payer 
of sheets, 15s.; Linen & woollin & Cotton yeme, 2li. ; two 
wheels, flax & hemp, sheeps wool and cotton wool, 4li. 5s. ; 
two brase Kettels, two brase scillits, 3li. ; thre iron potts, one 
iron Kettle with hooks, Hi. 10s.; two traraels, one payer of 
tonges, a slyce, 16s. ; one f i*ying pan, gridiron & a spit, 6s. ; 
one Iron barr, two sickls, one syth, 19s. ; 3 axes, 2 sawes, 3 
howes, betle rings, Hi. 2s. ; pewter, 2li. ; tinn ware, 5s. ; 
earthen ware, 12s. ; barrells, tubes, hotels. Hi. ; two baskits & 
small scales, 3s. ; books, 12s. ; thre tables, 12s. ; sives & trench- 
ers, 5s. ; a half bushel & a pecke, 2s. ; seven bush, of wheat, 
two bush, of Rev, 2li. 3s. ; one coverlit, 5s. ; fower bush, of 
indian Corn, 12s. ; chest, som Lether, hops, planes, aggers, a 
hat, 2li. ; a square, chizel, goug, compases, 6s. ; bridle, sadle, 
pillion & cloth, Hi. ; Cart with wheeles, boxes, ringes & other 
tacling, Hi. ; plow, yoakes & chaines, Hi. ; bracke, clerer, 
forks & Raakes, 9s.; fower swine. Hi. 16s.; found due vpon 



THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 393 

his book, 931i. 16s. 6d. ; total, 7291i. 13s. Gd. Debts he owed, 
95li. 14s. 

Attested Mar, 31, 1674 by the executor. 

Essex County Probate Files, Docket 12,613. 

Estate of Edmund Marshall of Ipswich. 

Inventory of the estate of Edmund Marshall taken Sept. — , 
1673 : beding, blankets an pillows, 41i. 13s. ; wering close, 2li. 
14s. ; new cloth, Hi. ; to hatts, 9s. ; on pote and skillet, 13s. ; 
toe chayrs, 3s. ; one cheest, 6s. ; one loonie and takling, 2li. Is. ; 
thre cows, 121i. ; total, 231i. 19s. 

Attested in Ipswich court Mar. 31, 1674 by James Cole- 
man. 

Benjamin Marshall being present when his father was upon 
his death bed, he gave his estate unto the disposing of James 
Collraan, only giving one cow to his brother Edmand and 
himself and he was contented it should be so. Essex County 
Prolate Files, Docket 17,798. 

Administration on the estate of Edmond Marshall granted 
May 5, 1674, to his son-in-law James Coleman, who brought in 
an inventory amounting to 231i. 19s., which was allowed. 
Ipswich Quarterly Court Records, vol. 5, page 246. 

Estate of John Colby of Amesbury. 

"Know all men by these presents That I John Coleby off y* 
Towne off Amsbury in y^ County off Norfolke N"E being weake 
& infirme off body yett through Gods goodness off perfect 
memory & understanding Doe make this my last will & testam* 
as followeth : 1 : Inprimis I commend my Soule into y** hands 
off X* my Redeem'" & my body to y** grave decently to be 
buried att y® chardge off my Executrix whome I shall here 
after name & appoynt : In hopes off a joyf ull resurrection. 2 
I dispose off my worldly Goods as is hereaff expressed: scil: 
My will is y* all my Just & due debts be duly payd & dis- 
charged by my Executrix : unto w*^^ purpose, & not otherwise 
but only for y® payment off any Just & due debt off mine, & 
y* only only in such case off absolute necessity as y* y® debt 
cannot be otherwise dischardged & satisfied I doe Invest my 
Executrix with full pow"" to sell any part off y* land or estate 
in this present Instrument hereaft*^ by mee bequeathed unto 
my two sons or eldest daughf. Alwayes provided y* itt be 



394 THE PROBATE BECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

not done without y* advice off those whome I shall appoynt 
ov'seers off this my last will & testament : Whose advice also 
by her is to be had in y*^ disposall off any oth"" land or stock 
by way off sale & alienation in any case whatsoev"" 3 : Alsoe 
my will is y* in y^ first mentioned case y*^ Damage done there- 
by unto any off my sayd children shall be born & sustained by 
every off them three proportionabl}^ to y* value off the severall 
legacies or portions by mee bequeathed ^^lto y"^ in this my last 
will & testament viz : y* child out off whose land or estate any 
such sale shall be made shall have his or her damage accord- 
ing to the formentioned ord' & proportion made vp out off 
y* land portion or estate off y^ other twoe by such sale not 
damnified or less damnified : y^ child damnified alsoe bearing 
his or her own pticul"" proportion off y*' loss or damage by 
such sale 4 : Also I give & bequeath unto ffraunces Coleby my 
wife my now dwelling house & y*^ land orchard outhousen with 
all fences priviledges and appertinances & town rights there- 
unto belonging. As also one third part off all the lands y* I 
now stand seized & possessed off' during her life. 5 Also I 
give & bequeath unto John Coleby my eldest son to him & to 
the heirs off his body lawfully begotten for ev"" one halfe of a 
lott off meadow in y'^ towne off Salisbury commonly called 
Groomes lott, scituate in a place commonly called the hig- 
glety pigleys lying betwixt the lotts off John Dikerson & Wil- 
liam Boswell when he shall come to y*^ age off twenty one years. 
Att w*"^ time iff my son John shall & will make ov"" his right, 
title & interest unto his lott in y*^ childrens land commonly 
soe called in y^ town off Amsbury : unto my Executrix then I 
doe moreov"" give & bequeath unto him & his heirs as before 
sayd all y* land w^^ I purchased of the Towti of Amsbury 
which iff my s** son shall refuse to doe my will is y* y*^ s** 
land purchased off y® Town shall be equally divided amongst 
all my children to j|be|| inherited by them & y*^ lawfull be- 
gotten heirs off their bodyes for ev"". 6 : My Will furth"" is That 
my son John shall remaine with & helpe my wife his mother 
untill y* he come unto y'' age off twenty one years 7 I give & 
bequeath unto Thomas Coleby my youngest sonn all my land 
in & adjoyning unto y*" greatt plaine being two lotts y*' one 
purchased off Edw'^*' Gove more perticularly specified in the 
deed I had off him y*' oth"" being a lott w'"'* I had off my ffath' 
Coleby: & y*' oth' halfe off y® s** Gromes lott, every off which 
premises he is to be possessed !|ofjj for an inheritance unto 
himselfe & y^ heirs off his body lawfully begotten foreV aff 



THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 395 

y* he shall come to y^ age off twenty one years. 8 : My will is 
y* iff any off my sons depart this life without an heir off their 
body lawfully begotten y^ then the portions bequeathed to 
them shall be equally divided amongst all y* rest off my chil- 
dren then surviving 9 : I give & bequeath unto Sarah Coleby 
my eldest daughf my little pasture lying by y® Powow Riv"" 
side, w*^** I purchased off my Broth"" Sam" Coleby to be imme- 
diately possessed by her for an Inheritance for herselfe & y* 
lawfull begotten heirs off her body for ev"" aff my decease : 
As alsoe my now dwelling hous, land, orchard, & outhousen, 
with all priviledges & appertinances Thereunto belonging to 
herselfe & heirs as before aff the decease off ffraunces my 
wife : 

"10 My will is y* my wives thirds out of every parcell off 
land bequeathed unto my two sonns & eldest daught"" shall be 
excepted to remaine firme unto her prop"" use & benefitt during 
her life 11:1 give & bequeath unto my daughfs Elizabeth & 
ffraunces Coleby five pounds apiece to be payd unto each off 
y™ att the day off mariage or att y*' age off twenty years iff 
they marry not before by my son John Coleby: 12 I give & 
bequeath unto my daught''s Mary & Hannah Coleby unto each 
off them five pounds apiece to be payd unto Them by my son 
Thomas Coleby when he my sayd son shall come unto y® age 
off twenty three years. 13 Also my will is that iff any off my 
daughfs shall depart This life without an heir off their bodies 
lawfully begotten then y*" portion or legacie bequeathed by 
mee shall be equally divided amongst the rest oft' my daugh- 
fs then surviving. 14 : 1 give also & bequeath all the rest off 
my whole estate both moveable & immoveable, lands, chattells 
both personall & reall unto ffraunces my wife : Whome I make, 
constitute & appoynt sole executrix unto this my last will & 
testament. 15: ffinally I doe make & appoynt my trusty 
ffriends : My broth'' Samuell Coleby oft' haverill & my Loving 
friend Thomas Barnerd jun"" off Amsbury ov^'seers off this my 
last will & testamentt, to see & take care y* in every pticF itt 
be duly pformed. And in confirmation off y® forewritten 
premisees to be the pticul"" contents off my last will & testament 
I the Sayd John Coleby have hereunto subscribed my hand & 
scale. Dated This twenty second day off January Anno Dom- 
ini: one thousand six hundred seventy three (Seventy four) 
22: 1: 1673-4: 

"It is alsoe declared before sealing to be y*' will off this 
Testaf John Coleby : y* his part off his ffather Colebyes estate 



396 THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

belonging unto him from & by virtue off a Court orcl'' aff the 
decease off his mother Susanna Whithredg shall be equally di- 
vided amongst all his daughfs : as Witness his hand the day 
& year abovesayd & seale affixed." 

John Colby (seal) 

Witness: John (his H mark) Hoyt, Sen""., Thomas Wells. 

Proved in Salisbury court Apr. 14, 1674 by the witnesses. 

Inventory of the estate of John Coleby of Amsbury, de- 
ceased 6: 12m: 1673-74, taken 2: Im: 1673-74, by William 
Barnes and Thomas Barnerd, Sr. of Amesbury: eight sheep 
& a lambe, 41i. ; twoe oxen at 5li. pr. & four cowes at 3li. pr., 
22li. ; one two year old heifer, Hi. 10s. ; one yearling & a calfe, 
Hi. ; five young swine, Hi. ; ye dwelling house, outhousen, 
homestead & land by ye Powwow River, 30li. ; a lott of land at 
Bugmore, 4li. ; fourty acres of land in ye great plaine, 461i. ; 
a parcell of land purchased of ye towne, 201i. ; thirty five acre 
lott in ye woods, 20li. ; lott in ye ox pasture, 5li. ; a division 
of land in ye Lyons mouth, 5li. ; a lot of meadow called 
Groomes lott, 20li. ; a lot of meadow in ye lower higglety 
pigley, 20li. ; beadstead, feather bed, bedding & curtaines, 
81i. ; trundle bedstead, flockbed & bedding thereto belonging, 
3li. ; a chaff bed & bedding thereto belonging. Hi. ; corne in ye 
house, 31i. ; twenty pound of wool. Hi. ; his wearing cloathes, 
Hi. 10s. ; halfe a barrell of meat, Hi. 10s. ; an old chest, box 
& linnen therein & a bible, 2li. ; his Armes, 21i. 10s. ; cart, 
sled, plow, yoke & tackling belonging, 3li. ; flax, & a tenant 
saw, 16s. ; axes, hows, sickles & a shave, 12s. ; pott, pot hookes, 
tramell, kettle & two skillets, 2li. ; frying pan & warming 
pan, 8s. ; pewter, smothing Iron & a sieve, 12s. ; trenchers, 
trayes, wooden platters, dishes & spoones, 10s. ; two spinning 
wheels, three payr of cards, 8s. ; old tubs, barrels & pavles &c. 
Hi. ; a bill. Hi. 18s. ; total, 23411. 4s. 

Attested Apr. 14, 1674 by Frances Coleby, the executrix. 

Thomas Challis with Mary his wife acknowledged Sept. 3, 
1696, the receipt from her brother Thomas Colby of Ames- 
bury of the 5li. bequeathed to the said Mary by the will of 
her father, John Colby of Amesbury. 

Thomas Challis, Mary (her M mark) Challis (seal) 

Witness: Thomas Wells, William Challis. 

William Osgood of Salisbury with Hannah Coolby his wife, 
acknowledged Sept. 1, 1722, the receipt from her brother 



THE PEOBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 397 

Thomas Collby, of the 5li. bequeathed to the said Hannah in 
the will of her father John Coolby, formerly of Amesbury. 
hannah (her X mark) Osgood, William Osgood, (seal) 
Witness : Joseph Osgood, Apphiah Osgood. 

Essex County Probate Files, DocJcet 5,919. 

Joseph Prichitt and Fraunces his wife acknowledged Dec. 
12, 1687, the receipt from John Collby of Amesbury of the 
oil. bequeathed to the said Fraunces by the will of her father 
John Collby, Sr. of Amesbury. 

Joseph Pricte (seal) 

Witness : Thomas Wells, Thomas (his X mark) Hoyt, Jr. 

Elisabeth Collby of Amesbury acknowledged May 18, 1689, 
the receipt from her brother John Colby, eldest son of John 
Colby, of the 5li. bequeathed to her by the will of her father 
John Collby of Amesbury. 

Elizebth (her X mark) Colby (seal) 

Witness : John Hoyt, Sr., Mary Hoyt. 

Attested Nov. 23, 1723 by the witnesses, Jolm Hoyt and his 
wife Mary Hoyt before Thomas Noyes and Joseph Wood- 
bridge, Jus. of the Peace. 

Essex County Probate Files, Docket 5,921. 

Guardianship of Sarah Longhorne of Rowley. 

Sarah Longhorne made choice of Daniell Wicom to be her 
guardian. May 5, 1674, and he was bound. Ipswich Quarterly 
Court Records, vol. 5, page 242. 

Sarah Longhorn, "who was left yong and of Tender agge," 
having been under the charge of an executor, petitioned the 
court for a guardian. 

Petition to the court, dated Ipswich, 4:3: 1674, "Constance 
Crosbie Grandmother to this Orphan Sarah Longhorne under- 
standing that Daniell Wickam is like to be perswaded to ac- 
cept of Guardianship for her: I thinking that she had need 
of one that hath more experienc to oversee her and for other 
Reasons I am very unwilling & doe desire that such a thing 
may not be proceeded in or Granted till Thomas Longhorne 
of Cambridge her Uncle knowes & Gives his Consent for he 
takes more Care of the children than I expected he would 
have don : not more at psent your poor & humble servant & 
Handmaide." 

Essex County Quarterly Court Files, vol. 21, leaf 45.' 



398 the probate records of essex county. 

Estate of Isaac Browne of Newbury. 

Administration upon the estate of Isaack Browne of New- 
bury granted May 21, 1674, to Eebecka Browne, his widow, 
who was to bring in an inventory to the next Ipswich court. 
Ipswich Quarterly Court Records, vol. 5, page 253. 

Inventory of the estate of Isak Browne of Newbury taken 
June 8, 1674, by Wiliani Titcomb and John Emery, Jr.: a 
yoake of oxen, 13li. ; 3 kowes, on heifer, on yerling, 3 calves, 
18li. ; twelve swine, 81i. ; on hors, 5li. ; three sheepe, on lamb, 
Hi. 10s.; weareing clothes, lOli. ; two beds, bedsteads and 
beding, 16li. ; Iron, brase, peuter and other houshould stufe, 
6li. 13s. ; lumber, lli. 10s, ; Indian corn and provision, Hi. 5s. ; 
armes, 2li. ; working tooles, 31i. ; cart, plowes and teame tak- 
ling, 21i. 10s. ; land at havrill, SOli. ; howse and land, 12011. ; 
ten acres of meadow, 50li. ; about two acers of meadow after 
thomas browns deseas, 6li.; a freehold, 201i. ; corne on the 
ground, 5li. ; total, 369li. 8s. 

Attested in Ipswich court Sept. 29, 1674 by Rebecha 
Browne, the widow, administratrix of her husband's estate. 

Debts due from Isak Browne : to Peeter Topan, lOli. ; amos 
Stikeny, lOli. 15s.; Captain gerish, 21i. ; richard dole, 71i. ; 
richard bartlet, 3li. ; John bartlet, lli. 5s.; ensign greenleaf, 
lli. 10s. ; ben. lowle, lli. ; small debts, 2li. ; total, 38li. lOs. 

Agreement dated 29 : 7 : 1674, of Eebecca Browne widow 
of Isack Browne, concerning the disposal of his estate : "his 
land which bee had of his fathet that it was his desier that 
his sone thomas should have the said land my desier is the 
same that my sone thomas should have the land at 21 years of 
age paying to his four sisters ten pounds apeace at their mar- 
riage or at twenty yeers of age only I doe reserve the thirds 
of the said land If I see cause to take it or if my sone should 
not live to inioy it then his eldest sister then liveing should 
enioy it paiing twenty ])ounds apeace to the rest of her sisters : 
also I doe give out of the rest of the estate to my daughters 
five pounds apeace and shall be willing to doe more for them 
if it shall please god to give me ability also I doe desier my 
brother fransis browne and my uncel John emery may be 
overseers that this may be performed." 

Allowed in Ipswich court Sept. 29, 1674. 

Essex County Probate Files, Docket 3,582. 



the probate records of essex county. 399 

Estate of Robert Leach of Manchester. 

This writing is to inform the Court, that although Robert 
Leach late of Manchester died without perfecting his will, yet 
sometime before he died he declared in the presence of some 
neighbors as witness that his mind was "that after som lega- 
cies as follows were paid to his daughters, that is to say to 
his maried daughters: Sara & Elizabeth, flue pounds apeece, 
to his daughter mary ten pounds & to his two youngest daugh- 
ters: Bethia & Abigaile eight pounds apeece, that then his 
whole remaining estate should be left with his beloved wife, 
Alee Leach, & his two sons Samuell & Robert Leach to be 
equally proportioned amongst them. 

"This is farther to certifie, that although this was the last 
will and testament of the aforesaid Robert Leach, yett upon 
farther consideration. Alee Leach the widdow & her two 
sones Samuell & Robert Leach, have agreed within ourselves 
freely & Joyntly together, to make an adition to these legacies 
out of our owne estates, as to the two eldest daughters, Sara 
& Elizabeth what they received from theire father, as theire 
portions, with the legacies given them by theire father, in his 
last will & testam* : as aboue written, & the adition made there 
vnto by their moth"" Alee Leach the widdow, & theire brothers 
Samuell & Rob* Leach is to amount to fifteene pounds appeece, 
to each of them they being married haveing received som por- 
tion alreddy with that then receiued & the legacies due by 
theire fathers last will & testament, with the adition made by 
theire mother, & brethren doth make up fifteene pounds apeece 
to Sara & Elizabeth, for the rest of the daughters, Mary, Be- 
thiah & Alugaile what theire father left tliem as legacies in 
his last will & testament & the adition made by the widdow 
Alee Leach there mother, & Samuell & Rob* : there brothers, 
comes to fifteene pounds apeece, to each of them: Mary, Be- 
thiah, & Abigaile 

•^'This farther to inform the Hon'''^ Court w* is agreed 
upon within o''sehies, alee Leach the widdow & her two sons, 
Sam" & Rob* Leach, that Samuell & Robert Leach taking^ into 
consideration theire mothers condition, shee being left a wid- 
dow, wee haue consulted together for her comfortable sub- 
sisting, for som way to continue her maintenance in this her 
condition. And that y® widdow Alee Leach with her free con- 
sent haueing resigned up her interest in that estat as left by 
her husbant Rob*: Leach, in his last will & testament, the 
which her Interest shee hath, resigned up to her sons Samuell 



400 THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

& Eobert Leach, upon condition as followeth, That Sam": & 
Rob*: Leach haue taken that whole estate, as left by our 
father Eob*. Leach late deceased in manchester, upon the re- 
signement of the widdow alee Leach our mother, haueing re- 
signed up her interest in that estate soe left by our father into 
our hands in consideration wheareof wee the aforesd Samuell 
& Eobert Leach, haue ingaged to paye to our mother, the 
widdow Alee Leach, ten pounds by the yeare in such pay as 
may be for her use & as shee stands in need of, & the houss 
left by our father where shee now lines with the stuff now be- 
longing thereto is to remaine to her out of this estat : soe that 
the yearly pay ingaged by her sons to be pd her with the house 
& household stuff, is to remaine to her if shee continue in a 
widdowes condition but if shee marry then all the whole es- 
tate fals into the hands of her sons : Samuell & Eobert Leach 
they to continue or remaine ingaged to paye, but fine pound 
by the yeare to there mother Alee Leach duering her life time 

"It is further to certifie that Samuell & Eobert Leach doe 
freely consent that theire mother Alee leach the widdow shall 
reserve to herself out of the estate afore mentioned, shee to 
reserve to herselfe twenty pounds, without any exception 
made of conditions, only that when she dyes, shee to bequeath 
it to her children according as she please, vnto whome to be- 
stow it vpon as legacies from herselfe. 

"To what is heare agi'eed upon as afore mentioned wee the 
pties aforesaid doe sett our hands." 

Alee (her U mark) Leach, Sam": (his S mark) Leach, 
Eobt. Leach. 

Witness: Sam: Freind, John Elathorpe, this 29 June, 
1674. 

Allowed by the court 1 : 5m : 1674 and the said Alee, widow 
and the two sons Samuell and Eobert Leach appointed ad- 
ministrators. Essex County Probate Records, vol. 301, pp. 
51-53. 

Inventory of the estate of Eobert Leach, late of Manchester, 
deceased, appraised by John West and Paul Thorndike: One 
dwelling house and barne, orchard and 4 score and five akers 
of upland, 2301i. ; eight akers of Meadow, 50li. ; six oxen, 30li. ; 
eleven Cowse and other young Cattell, 43li. ; for three Jades 
and Swine, 14li. ; for Cartwheeles, plowtackling axes and a 
part in a sawmill, lOli. ; a part in a boat, 15li. ; debts in John 
Leaches and farmer Wests hands, 35li. ; for canooes, guns, 
sword and other small things, 4li.; wearing Cloaths and bed- 



THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 401 

ing and corn, 28li. ; for peuter, brass and Iron and other 
lioushold stuff, 5li. ; total, 464li. 

Attested in Salem court 1 : 5m : 1674 by the widow of the 
deceased and John West. 

Essex County Quarterly Court Files, vol. 22, leaf 8. 

Agreement made between Samuell Leach and Eobert Leach, 
sons of Eobert Leach of Manchester to divide the estate which 
their father left in their possession as their own inheritance : 
the houseing, Barns and other small houseing which the said 
Samuel Leach now possesses with the land they stand upon, 
that is to say all the land from the Cross Fence standing at the 
northeast end of ye sd Samuell's orchard and so southward 
to the Cross Fence that now stands on the northeast side of sd. 
Robert Leach's barn, it being al)out an acre and a quarter with 
the house lot and orchard that was our Uncle Foots, as also 
two acres of salt marsh adjoyning to the marsh of Jno. 
Sibblee, and land which we bought of Henry Ley, these all to 
Samuell Leach. 

To Eobert Leach, the dwelling, outhouseing and barn 
which the sd. Eobert Leacli now possesses with the land from 
tlie Cross Fence now standing on the northeast side of sd. 
Robert's barn to the Eiver downward and so between the lot 
of Jno. Norman and the marsh of Nicholas Vinson. A di- 
vision of all moveable goods was formerly made to the satis- 
faction of both parties. 

Also there is a considerable part of land and meadow they 
were both concerned in that is yet undivided and the said 
Samuell not being capable of making any further division 
appoints his trusty friends John Sibblee and Thomas West 
his trustees to attend to the division. 

Signed and sealed Oct. 7, 1691. 
Samuel (his 8 mark) Leach, Eobert (liis E. mark) Leach. 

(seal) 

Witness: Thomas West, Sarah (her nn mark) Smith. Es- 
sex County Probate Records, vol. 309, page 216. 

Estate of Egbert Prince of Salem. 

"the last will and testemony of roliart prince maed the 24 
of maye 1674 being in parfete memery and good understand- 
ing yet weecke of bodye furst I bequeeue my sole unto god 
that gaue It and my body unto the ground there to reste un- 
tell that great daye of the resreictone I giue unto my toe 



402 THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

sones James and Joseph Princ all my ! [houses and fences || 
& land both upland and medous for to bee Equally to bee 
deuided betwene them both when thay Come to the agee of 
one and twenty yeres. I giue unto my daftere Elisebath 
Prince forty pounds to be payed by my tow sones ! |when thay 
Come to agee 1 1 fiftene pounds appece and tenne pounds by 
my wife : and this to bee payed vnto my daf ter at the age of 
Eighttine yers. I giue imto henery brage three pounds to bee 
payed by my Excectore, my will is that my wife shall haue 
the hous and land untelle my sones Come unto age and bring 
up my Children : allso all my stocke of Cattell and movabell 
goods : Excepet fouer of the great pueter platers which I giue 
unto my dafter. my will is If Ethere of my Children should 
desese before thay Come unto age then the Estate or legecy 
to bee devided betwene him or them that surviue. lastly I 
make my wife my sole Exceteure of this my will, allso I 
apoynt and desier thomas and John Putnam to bee the ouer- 
seeres of this my will, my will is that If all my Children shall 
desese befor thay shall Come to age that then all my land shall 
fall to the next of blode." 

[no signature] 

[no signatures of witnesses] 

Proved in Salem court 30: -i: 1674 by Lt. Tho. Putnam 
and John Putnam. Essex County Quarterly Court Files, vol. 
22, leaf 16. 

Estate of Michael Partridge of Maerlehead. 

Michaell Patridg dying intestate, an inventory of his 
estate was brought into court 30: 4: 1674, by Mr. William 
Browne, sr., to whom it was given by Thomas Edwards, boat- 
master, and the latter was appointed administrator, he to pay 
the debts in proportion as the estate warrants. Salem Quarter- 
ly Court Records, vol. 5, leaf 77. 

Mighell Partridg, Dr., to paid several men p. Tho. Edward, 
4li. 7s. Id. ; one 1-3 pt. of ye Shallup, 24li. 4s. ; Goodman Lord 
& other men for his Buriall, 14s. ; total, 29li. 5s. — . Creditor, 
1-3 pt. of ye shallup as she was prised, 15li. ; his winter Voyag 
with Tho.' Edwards, llli. 6s. 9d.; some old Clothes, 21i. 15s.; 
total, 291i. 2s. 3d. 

Allowed 7: 5m: 1672. 

Acompt of ye vioag of Michaell Partridg and Thomas Hoop- 
er who were Drowned in ye Month Apriell : here at Salem : In 



THE PROBATE IlECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 403 

]\Terchantl)le fish among 4 men, in all there was 94 cptles, 
84li. 12s.; their Eefuse Fish, with a Barrill of Oyle, 2011. 
13s. ; total, 10511. 5s. To Mr. Browne & Boates hier, stage 
Eoome and Beefe & nett, 59li. 18s. ; there Kemains, 45li. 7d. 
Diveded between 4 men Comes to llli. 6s. l)d. a man. 

To what Thomas Edwards hath ben out for Michael Par- 
tridg: paid to Samll. Nicholson for Michaell partridg. Hi. 
12s. Gd.; to John Brock, 12s.; to Edw. Homan, 5s. Gd.; to 
Goody Coale, lis.; to house Eent, 10s.; to Tho. Edwards, 8s. 
Gd. ; to Vinson Stutson for shoose, 5s. Gd. ; to Mr. Lattimore, 
2s. 4d. ; total, 4li. 7s. 4d. To both their Burialls, Hi. 8s. 

The appraisal of a shallop, belonging to Michaell Partridg, 
made June 30, 1674, by Erasomus James, William (his W 
mark) Neck and Christopher Necke : one pare of Shoose, in 
silver, Gs. ; 1 pare of stockings, 3s.; 2 ould Shurts & 3 hand 
Chefer, Gs. ; 3 old pare of Drawers, 5s. ; 1 old Blanckett, 6s. ; 
1 pare Gloves, 2s. ; 1 old Bed sack & pillow, 2s. ; 1 Coate, 8s. ; 1 
Sute, Coate & Breaches, Hi. 4s.; 1 woollen wastcoat & 
Drawes, 3s. ; 3 pare of old Stockings, 3s. ; 2 old Caps, Is. 6d. ; 
1 Bible, 3s.; 1 old hatt, 2s.; 1 old Cheest, Is.; total, 2li. 15s. 
Gd. 

Essex Cquniy Quarterly Court Files, vol. 20, leaves 17-19. 

Estate of Egbert Hooper of Marbleiiead. 

Eobt. Hooper dying intestate, an inventory of his estate 
was brought into court 30: 4: 1674, by Mr. William Browne, 
sr., to whom it was given by Thomas Edwards, boatmaster, 
and the latter was appointed administrator, he to pay the debts 
in proportion as the estate warrants. Salem Quarterly Court 
Records, vol. 5, leaf 77. 

Eobert Hooper, Dr., to severall Menn for Debts, 31i.; his 
buriall, 24s. ; to Mr. Wm. Browne, Senr., for 1-3 of ye Shallup, 
24li. 5s. ; total, 381i. 5s. Creditor, 1-3 pt. of ye Shallup as She 

was prised, ; his Winter Voyage with Tho. Edward, llli. 

6s.; a pcell of old Clothes, 15s.; total, 271i. Is. 9d. 

Allowed 7: 5m: 1672. 

Acompt of ye vioag of Michaell Partridg and Thomas 
Hoo])er who were Drowned in ye Month Apriell : here at Sa- 
lem : In Morchantble fish among 4 men, in all there was 94 
qntles, 84li. 12s.; their Eefuse Fish, with a Barrill of Oyle, 
201i. 13s.; total, 105li. 5s. To Mr. Browne & Boates hier, 



404 THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

stage Eoome and Beefe & nett, 59li. 18s. ; there Kemains, 45li. 
7d. Divided between 4 men Comes to llli. 6s. 9d. a man. 

Thomas Hooper Debter, to Goody Colle, 17s. 6d. ; to ye 
Old Boat, 5li. 10s.; to Boston for Boots, Hi. 2s.; to Vinson 
Stutson for Shoose, 7s. 6d.; to Beniamin Parmeter, Hi. 15s. 
6d. ; to Mr. Brown, sr., 3li. Is. ; to Mr. Lattimore, 2s. 6d. ; to 
house Eent, 10s. ; total, 13li. 7s. To both their Burialls, Hi. 
8s. 

Tho. Hooper's goods appraised by Erasomus James : parcell 

of old Lumber, as Stockings, Drawers & wastcoats, 2s. ; 1 old 

Shurt, 3s.; 1 pare Breeches, 6s.; 1 old Coate, 4s.; total, 15s. 

Essex County Quarterly Court Files, vol. 20, leaves 17-19. 

Estate of Thoimas Newhall, Sr. of Lynn. 

"The last will and testament of Thomas Newhall Senior of 
Lyn in the county of Essex hauinge his prefect memory and 
understandinge Imprimis I bequeath my Spirritt to the Lord 
that gaue it and my Body to the dust from whence it was 
taken I bequeath my twelf acres of salt marsh to my sonn 
Thomas Newhall and my sonn John Newhall the six acres 
that my sonn Thomas shall haue is three Acres in Eumley 
marsh neere the Island and the rest is a pcell lyinge in the 
Towne marsh called Gaines his necke and another pcell lyinge 
in the Towne marsh adioyninge to my Brother Farrington 
and the six Acres yt my sonn John shall haue lyeth in the 
last Divission in Eumley marsh but if my soon John should 
haue noe child before he dyeth then the six Acres I giuc to 
my sonn John to return to my sonn Thomas and his heirs 
for ever but if my sonn John should haue a child or childeren 
then the sd six Acres to bee att his owne disposse forever. I 
bequeath to my sonn Thomas Brownes his childeren twenty 
Pounds equally to be devided between them and the sixteen 
Pounds w*^'' he hath already of mine in his hands is to be part 
of this Twenty pounds I giue to his childeren. I bequeath to 
my sonn Eichard Haven his childeren twenty pounds to be 
equally devided amongst them namly betweene Joseph Haven 
Eichard Haven Sarah Haven IsTathaniell Haven & Moses 
Haven this not to be ])aid vntill they com to the age of twenty 
one years, I bequeath to my tow daughters Susana Haven & 
Mary Browne each of them a paire of sheets and each of them 
too pillow beares. Alsoe I constitute & make my lawfull & 
sole executor and to pforme this my last will and testament 



THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 405 

my sonn, Thomas iSTewlmll. T doe alsoe bequeath vnto my 
sonn Thomas Newliall his chiklcren thirty pounds and that 
this is my tru will and testament T haue set to my hand This 
first of Aprill KSGS." 

Thomas (his T mark) Newhall, senier. 

Witness : Thomas Laughton, Eobart Potter. 

Proved in Salem court 1 : 5m: 1674 by the witnesses. 

Inventory taken 35 : 4: 1674, by Oliver Purchis and Robert 
(his mark) Burges: An old dwelling house with an old barne 
& 6 Acres of Upland & 12 acres of Meddow, 95li. ; 30 Acres of 
Land in the woods, some part meddow, 301i. ; an old fether 
bed, 1 Bolster, 1 pillow, 1 pillowliear, 2li. 10s. ; 1 Green Rugg, 
old, 1 Branched Coverlett, 1 old blankett, 1 old p"" of Curtaines 

6 vallence, 2li. ; 2 p"" of sheets, 1 table cloth & 3 napkins, 2li. ; 

1 Hatt & his wearing apparrell with 2 bands, 3li. ; 1 y""** & 1-2 
of Red Cotton or such like, 4s. 6d. ; 5 vessels of Brass, kettls, 
pots & skillett, 21i.; an iron Kettle & skillett, 8s.; pewter as 3 
platters, 1 small flaggon, 1 Bowl & 1 Candlestick, 1 pott of a 
pint or more. Hi. 2s. ; 1 pr. of Andirons, 1 pr. of Tongs, 1 
spitt, 1 potrack, & 1 pr. of pothookes. Hi. Is. ; 1 warming pan, 
6s.; 1 Bible & 4 other good bookes. Hi. 5s.; 1 press Cubbard, 

2 old Chests, Hi. 10s. ; 2 chayres, 12s. ; 1 Box & some small 
matters in it, as two small black hankerchiefs, 1 black quoife, 
1 Bonnett, & two small Remnants Linnen, 16s. ; money, 6s. 

7 l-2d. ; a small parcel of land about an Acre neer ye overshut 
mill betweone the mil wast & y'^ Cawcwey bridge, 3li. ; estate 
in ye hands of John Xewhall his son, 20li. ; one-halfe pinte 
pott. Is. 6d. ; some debts due to him p weaving &c., 6li.; total, 
17311. Is. 7 l-2d. 

Attested in Salem court 1: 5m: 1674 by Tho. Newhall. 
Essex County Quarterly Court Files, vol. 22, leaves 9, 10. 

Estate of Walter Price of Salem. 

"I Walter Price of Salem being weake in body, but of j)er- 
fect understanding & memory, blessed be God, do ordaine 
this my last will & Testament, for the setling of my outward 
Estate, as followeth. Imprimis, I doe order & appoint all due 
Debts to be paid & discharged vnto any person or persons to 
whom they belong, out of my proper Estate & in particular 
the Legacyes giuen to my two Grandchildren Elizabeth Price 
and Anne Price. Item, I giue and bequeath to my sonne John, 
and confirme vnto him what was promised him vpon his Mar- 



406 THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY. 

iage, viz: one third part of the Ketch Friendship, also the 
whole Ketch William & John, halfe the warehouse at winter 
Hand, & the now dwelling house of John Lambert in Salem, 
or the debt due to me from him. Item I giue & bequeath vnto 
my Sonne John the dwelling house wherein Doctor Weld now 
liueth, with the ground belonging to it Item I giue & be- 
queath all the rest of my Estate, to my deare and Loveing 
wife, Elizabeth Price, to be possessed &