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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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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)

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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

152 280 195 272 372 306 217 258 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) .

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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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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) .

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94 353 377 447

60 122 226 225 146 310

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87 425 120 358 254

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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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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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90 340 151 147 397 352 160

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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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26 265 405 401 315

107 48 326 92 426 158 298 352 193 246 146

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)

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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)

285 419 5 33 247 173

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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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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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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

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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

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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 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 &

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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-

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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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.;

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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