Genealogies and Estates of Charlestown

Source: Thomas Bellows Wyman, Genealogies and Estates of Charlestown, in the County of Middlesex and
Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 1629-1818
(Bowie, Maryland: Heritage Books, 1991).

[pages 271-73]

DADEY WILLIAM 1. Butcher; inhabitant 1630; original member of church in the early list; No. 122 in the Chas. list; m. DOROTHY …., who was adm. church 31 (6) 1633, and d. March 8, 1670-1.  W. D., æ. 74, testified before the legislature, Aug. 11, 1679, that he aided in building the battery with bricks and sods (per Archives 69:255); d. April 10, 1682, æ 77, g. s.  Issue. — i. WILLIAM.  ii. Benjamin, bapt. 24 (1) 1635-6.  iii. NATHANIEL, bapt. 22 (11) 1636-7.  iv. Zechariah, b. 16 (3) 1644; m. Maria WOODWORTH of Scituate; in Philip’s War, and d. 1730.

ESTATE. — To have house lot next Brackenbury, 1635.  Had 10 acre lot No. 20, Mystic side (1637).

POSSESSIONS, 8 lots: (1) House and ½ rood E of Mill hill — E, Back st. or Wapping dock; W, street; N, T. COITMORE; S, G. HEPBURN.  (2) 2 acres Eastfield — N, Mystic river; S, swamp towards R. COLE; E, Ralph SPRAGUE; W, Walter PALMER.  (3) 2 acres Eastfield — S W, Back st; N E, D. SHEPHERDSON; S E, E. HUBBARD; N W, E. CONVERS.  (4) 2 cow commons.  (5) ½ acre meadow — W, North river; S, G. FELCH; N, Thomas SQUIRE. (6) 5 acres woods No. 20 — S E, South river; N W, John GREENE; S W, R. COLE; N E, G. HEPBURNE.  (7) 5 acres woods, No. 51, 100 poles long — N E, E. JOHNSON; S W, John HARVARD; N W J. WOOLRICH; N E, R. KETTLE.  (8) 35 acres Waterfield, No. 51. 100 poles long — N W, E. JOHNSON; S E, Anne HIGGINSON, B. HUBARD; S W, John PALMER; N E, John LEWIS.

W.D. had liberty to buy of G. JAMES, 1639.  Of T. ALLEN, lots, 1651.  Of R. TRERICE, £33, 2 hay-lots at Mystic side, bd. on river, upland, T. ALLEN, G. HUTCHINSON, 1651, rec. 1659-60.  Entered S commons, 1656-7.  Of T. ALLEN, power, 1657.  To B. SWEETSER, 15½ acres: 1st part — S E, S. SWEETSER; W, N. RAND; W, R. LOWDEN; N, R. STOWERS; E, J. SCOTT and Salt River; other part — N E, James BARRETT; S W, P. TUFTS; N W, S. SPRAGUE, late J. CUTLER; N, J. BARRETT; 1676.  Of John COLE, mort. house, 1662-3.  Of Mary FOUNELL, 1-8 mills, 1676.  Of T. ALLEN, power, 1676-7.  He was decreed to build 9¼ poles fence, 1677.  Ref. R. ARRINGTON, W. BACHELOR, R. KETTLE, John NEWELL, W. STILSON.  Grant, 7 commons, 1681.  Drew lot 37, 10 acres, 1681.

WILLIAM 2. Son of William 1; m. MARTHA MARCH, June 29, 1670, who d. Jan. 13, 1708-9, æ 76, g. s.  W. D. and wife with others, petitioned legislature in behalf of son in captivity, Feb. 4, 1679-80.  Mrs. D. petitioned, May 24, 1680 (Archives 61:219).  Issue. — i. WILLIAM, b. April 10 (16) 1671.  ii. ABIGAIL, Oct. 31, bapt. 3 (9) 1672; lived in Joseph LYNDE’s house, bo’t of B. PEMBERTON; supplied by town, 1727-8 and 1730, and d. at Mr. KENT’s (per General Record), Jan. 13, 1749.

ESTATE. — W.D. and w. Martha to Joses BUCKNAM, 7 acres marsh, 1679.  To John GEORGE, land on Back st. 26, rear on W.D. 21, 43 ft. deep — N & N E, W.D.; S E John JONES and P. TUFTS Sen., 1679-80.  To Thomas LORD, 1 cow common between Menotomy river, Medford farms and Mr. LIDGETT; 1681.

WILL Feb. 3, 1681-2, pro. June 20, 1682, devised: (1) To son, house and 2 acres between Z. JOHNSON and John CUTLER Jr.; 1 acre bo’t of SHEPHERDSON; salt marsh by G. BLANCHARD; 5 commons; ½ of 1-8 of mill; ½ wood-lots.  (2) To Abigail, little house John MELVIN lives in, with ground to John GEORGE’s; ½ of 1-8 mill; 2 commons; ½ wood-lot.  (3) To wife’s chn. by former husband household goods.  (4) To wife, 1½ acres bo’t of T. CARTER and S. KETTELL; lot in new division commons.

INVENTORY: 2 houses; 1 acre on hill; 2 acres in field; 7 acres by BLANCHARD;  1½ acres in field; 7 commons; 1-8 mill; 2 wood-lots; 1-32 of sea adventure; not footed.

WIDOW MARTHA to J. and S. KETTELL, 1½ acres — N E, R. LOWDEN;S E, T. CARTER; S W, J. PENTECOST; N W, KETTELL’s; 1683.  With D. EDMANDS, agreement to divide land betwixt houses; 1684.  Grant 24½ acres — N W range; N E, J. PENTECOST; E S, P. FROTHINGHAM, Solomon PHIPPS; S W, R. LEACH; 1685.  To P. TUFTS, 3 commons E side Menotomy river, not bd.; 1685.  To P.T., for purpose of rebuilding an old mill, property of the chn., sells of theirs, 3 acres — W, W.D.; N, S. BLANCHARD Sen.; E, John CALL; S, Mystic river; 1687, rec. 1694.  To P.T., 2 acres, being 68 poles long, 4 poles 10 ft. wide; W, 3-acre lot, else as above; 1687, rec. 1694.  To P.T., 4 cow commons (2 acres); 1691, rec. 1694-5.  To E. BATEMAN, 22 acres, 1699.  To W. JAMISON and Samuel PHIPPS, 1-8 mills, 1700-1.  Ref. John NEWELL, J. PUTNAM.  Son and dau. join in last four deeds.

ABIGAIL (dau.) joins deeds with mother &c.  A.B. to John CALL et al., 4 or 5 ft. 1696, rec. 1707.  To O. ATWOOD, wood-lot, 1714.  To John SPRAGUE, share of house occ. by A.D.; N W, W.D. 129; S E, Deacon S. DOWSE, widow D. DOWSE, 129; S W, Fore st. 28; N E, J. CALL; six ft. abuts on W.D., 1721.

WILLIAM 3. Son of William 2; in captivity with the Turks, 1680; m. SARAH BRACKETT, Jan. 28, 1694, at Bristol (per certificate in files of inferior court).  “Return WAITE’s wife and Samuel MATTUCK’s wife [half] sisters of W. D.”  1695 (per court records, Boston).  She was adm. church or bapt. at Bristol, May 2, 1697.  Issue. — i. WILLIAM, b. Nov. 15, 1695, at B.  ii. SARAH, Dec. 6, 1700.  Record at Bristol and Chas.

ESTATE. — W.D. and wife Sarah, with Abigail and widow Martha, to BATEMAN, 1699.  W.D. of Newport, R.I.,
by attorney Edward WILSON (power Dec. 27, 1700), with same to W. JAMISON, 1700-1.  To E. AUSTIN, lot,
1702, rec. 1708.

SARAH (dau.) deeds with bro. William, 1718 &c.  See Otis.

WILLIAM 4. Son of William 3; chose his uncle John WALKER of Rhode-Island, tanner, gdn. July 2, 1713; m. RUTH CUTLER [3] Dec. 8, 1718, who was adm. church, Oct. 11, 1719, and d. of smallpox, March 2, 1721-2; d. in Chas. “middle aged” 1723.  Issue. — i. WILLIAM, b. Nov. 9 (bapt. 15) 1719.

NATHANIEL 5. Son of William 1; m. HANNAH MILLER [1] June 17, 1663, who m. (2) John EDMANDS, 1667, (3) Aaron LUDKIN, 1684; d. April 25, 1665.  Issue. — i. Hannah, b. April 4, 1664; d. 5 (2) 1664.  ii. Nathaniel, b. 2 (2) bapt. 23 (5) 1665; d. 6 (10) 1666.

ESTATE. — His inventory, house &c. £153, Sept. 20 (sworn to 28) 1665.

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LYDIA 6.

ESTATE. — Tax abated 1735.

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HAMMOND LAWRENCE 1. Son of …… and Jane (see WILLOUGHBY); adm. inhabitant 25 (5) 1661; adm. church 29 (4) 1662; member of Artillery Co. 1666; kept journal 1677-1694, alluded to in Prince’s Chronology of N.E., and extant with Mass. Hist. Soc.; appointed by the Court, town clerk, Oct. 19, 1686; m. (1) AUDRIA EATON [16] Sept. 30, 1662, who d. Aug. 27, 1663; (2) ABIGAIL WILLET [1] May 12, 1665, who was adm. church 13 (8) 1667, and d. Feb. 1, 1673-4, æ. 29 yrs. 4 mo. 14 ds.; (3) MARGARET WILLOUGHBY [2] 8 (12) 1674-5, who d. 2 (12) 1682-3; (4) ANN GEARISH [1] 14 (11) 1684-5; d. July 25, 1699.  Issue. — i. Francis, b. Aug. 19 (bapt. 30) 1663; was at widow PEACHIE’s, March 9, 1687-8; shipped in Mr. SHRIMPTON’s barque, with Capt. EVERTON, for Madeira, March 12, 1687-8; fell over-board from the top of a ship at Nantasket, on return voyage, Nov. 24, 1688.  ii. Martha, April 6 (8), d. June 7, 1666.  iii. Abigail, April 27 (28) 1667; m. (1) Luke GREENOUGH [1] 1689-90.  iv. John, May 1 (2) 1669; d. Sept. 3 or 8, 1669.  v. Jane, Aug. 10 (14) 1670; d. 25 (10) 1681, æ. 11 yrs. 4 mo. 15 ds., g. s.  vi. Elizabeth, July 13 (14) 1672; m. Thomas PIERSON, 1691.  vii. Lawrence, Nov. 23, 1685; d. Oct. 1, 1689.  viii. Francis, Sept. 13 (15), d. Oct. 2, 1689.

ESTATE. — Was attorney of F. WILLOUGHBY, to sell to G. JAMES, 1662.  Of T. PEACHY, house, late of WILLOUGHBY, between Bow st. and Charles river, not bd., and new house on rear — bd. E N & S W, highways; N W &c., late F. W.’s orchard, now L. H.; 1675.  L. H. and wife Margaret, mort. to John RICHARDS, treas. of Soc. for Prop’g Gospel among Indians, wharf and house occ. by GERRISH, 1679.  To M. SOLEY, same, 1682.  Released from above mort. by P. BULKLEY &c., 1683.  Drew lot No. 35, common, 8½ acres, 1681.  To A. BELCHER, house occ. by GERRISH, 1682.  To Peter TUFTS, 8¼ acres — W, highway between ranges; N, Zechariah BRIGDEN; S, driftway; E, C. GOODWIN, John SMITH; 1682.  To John HALL, lot in Woburn, 1683. To M. SOLEY, wharf, 10 ft. broad — N, highway; S, river; E, wharf of L. H.; W, A. BELCHER; 1683.  To Zechariah LONG, wharf, 32 ft. broad, bd. as before, and release, 1683.  To Sarah GILBERT, mort. house, 1683.  Of T. BRIGDEN, mort. new house, 1683.  To W. JAMISON, house and wharf, now rented by A. LOGAN, and shop rented by Thomas CARTER, cooper — bd. on wharf, S E from shop, cont’g 30 ft. from the bounds of Z. LONG’s shed N E, to corner post of wharf, S W; and so down to l. w. m.; bd. on flats with Z. L.’s line, N E; and LONG’s wharf, late SEDGWICK’s, S W; so down by side of L’s wharf on straight line to l. w. m.  Also the land before said house and shop, S W, extending 3 ft. to west of S corner of W. SHEAF’s house, and ending 3 ft. S W from the N E side of corner post of wharf; passage 8 ft. wide from town highway to his land.  Also land N E of house and shop — bd. N E, Z. L.; N W, W. S.; S W, L. H., land and wharf; S E, Charles river; released as before; 1683.  To W. SHEAF, house S. lives in, and 3 ft. land the whole breadth of house at S W end of the lane behind house — N E, Z. L.; N W, highway; S E, W. J.; land from highway to W. J. is 18 ft. broad; S W, HAMMOND’s wharf; released 1683.  To N. CARY, house, released by S. GILBERT, 1684..  To W. SHEAF, wharf, 3 ft. added to former lot, whole breadth of west end of dwelling-house towards Little Dock, 1684.  To W. JAMISON, land adj. his land bo’t of L. H. — at bounds of his line, towards N W; thence westward, 3 ft. to Little Dock; then to S E, ending N W side of strip now lying on N E side of the LONG wharf, extended 4 ft. 7 in. from outside of wharf westward on side of strip; N E, land of W. J.; N W, L. H.; S W, L. H.; S E, aforesaid strip; passage-way reserved; 1684.  Removed to S end of Mr. TUCK’s house, hired for 7 yrs. at £5, April 3, 1688.  Removed to Capt. WING’s house at Boston, July 10, 1692.  Let to Seth SWEETSER, stable standing by house hired by Edward JOHNSON; July 12, 1692.

As EXR. of wife MARGARET, he sold to A. BELCHER, wharf, 1693.  Her WILL, made Aug. 21, 1680, proved April 12, 1683, devised to dau. Susanna, sister Elizabeth LOCK.

ADMIN. to Humphrey and Joseph PARSON of Boston.

INVENTORY, Nov. 6, 1699: PERSONAL, debts, Jahleel BRENTON of London, James BEVON of Nevis, Edward PARSON of Montserat, Dr. William GERRISH of Montserat, late of Chas., Christian WILLIAMS, Christian HILL, and John DALEY, all of Montserat.

JOHN 2. Watertown; m. (2) SARAH NICHOLS [1] who d. Jan. 14, 1688-9, æ. 45.

JOHN 3. “HAMEN.”  Mar. (1) SARAH HOUGH [3]; (2) ABIGAIL CALL [8] at Cape Breton; he then had 1st wife living near Arundel; on way home from the Cape he deserted his wife Abigail and went ashore at Arundel (per State Archives, 1748).

[pages 654-55]

MARCH: MARSH

NICHOLAS 5. Mar. MARTHA …., who was adm. church March 22, 1668, and m. (2) W. DADEY [2].  Issue. — i. William, mariner; admin. granted to Mrs. DADEY; inventory, Sept. 12, 1695, £24.  ii. Elizabeth, m. John GEORGE [2] 1679.  iii. Marah, b. Oct. 22, 1666; bapt. 29 (1) 1668; m. Thomas JENNER [4] 1685.  iv. Ann, m. S. MATLOCK [1] 1688.  v. daughter, m. Return WAIT [21].

[page 661]

MATTOCKS SAMUEL 1. Boston; m. ANNA MARCH [5] 12 (2) 1688.  THOMAS 2. Mar. ABIGAIL FOSDICK [19] Aug. 27, 1731, in Boston, who own. cov’t Aug. 6, 1732.  Issue. — i. Abigail, bapt. Aug. 6, 1732.  ii. Mary, bapt. Dec. 23, 1733.

ESTATE.–Taxed 1732, 1733, 1734.

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