genealogy of Patty Rose



Genealogy of Patty Rose

Name Dea. Thomas* STEVENS
Birth abt 1648, Salisbury, Essex, Massachusetts10
Death 14 Apr 1729, Amesbury, Essex, Massachusetts36,46,76
Father John* STEVENS (1605-1688)
Mother Catherine* CODMAN (1617-1682)
Marriage 15 Apr 1671, Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts23,46
Spouse Martha* BARTLETT
Birth 7 Mar 1652/53, Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts20,36,46,76
Death 8 Sep 1718, Amesbury, Essex, Massachusetts36,46,76
Father Christopher* BARTLETT (1623-1669)
Mother Mary, 1st wife of Christopher Bartlett* (~1624-1661)
1 F Abigail STEVENS
Birth 22 Jan 1673/74, Amesbury, Essex, Massachusetts36,52,76
Death 24 May 1757, West Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts36,46,52
Spouse Dea. Abel MERRILL
Marriage 19 Jun 1694, Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts36,51,52
2 M (son) STEVENS
Birth 1675, Amesbury, Essex, Massachusetts
Death young, Amesbury, Essex, Massachusetts36
3 M Capt. Roger STEVENS
Birth 1676, Amesbury, Essex, Massachusetts
Death 26 Dec 1730, Marlborough, Middlesex, Massachusetts
Spouse Sarah NICHOLS
Marriage 24 Nov 1698, Amesbury, Essex, Massachusetts23,36
4 F Martha STEVENS
Birth bap 31 Mar 1678, Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts36
Death 4 Jul 1706, Amesbury, Essex, Massachusetts36
Spouse Robert HOYT
Marriage 4 Dec 1701, Amesbury, Essex, Massachusetts22,23,36
5 F Sarah* STEVENS
Birth 1679, Amesbury, Essex, Massachusetts
Death 25 Oct 1760, Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts76
Spouse Dea. Thomas* CHASE
Marriage 1699, Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts10
Birth 1680, Amesbury, Essex, Massachusetts36
Death 24 May 1766, Amesbury, Essex, Massachusetts76
Spouse Thomas SARGENT
Marriage 17 Dec 1702, Amesbury, Essex, Massachusetts23,36
Spouse Peter GODFREY
Marriage 13 Apr 1732, Amesbury, Essex, Massachusetts23,36
Spouse Nathan WEBSTER
Marriage 31 Aug 1738, Amesbury, Essex, Massachusetts23,36
7 F Hannah STEVENS
Birth 1687, Amesbury, Essex, Massachusetts10
Death 3 Feb 1734, Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts10
Spouse Nathaniel MERRILL
Marriage 28 Jul 1709, Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts23,36,52
Birth 15 Nov 1686, Amesbury, Essex, Massachusetts36,76
Death 26 Jun 1687, Amesbury, Essex, Massachusetts36,76
9 M Dea. Thomas STEVENS
Birth 18 Apr 1688, Amesbury, Essex, Massachusetts36
Death 1738, Amesbury, Essex, Massachusetts36
Spouse Mary DAVIS
Marriage 12 May 1709, Amesbury, Essex, Massachusetts23,36
10 F Ebenezar STEVENS
Birth 26 Mar 1690, Amesbury, Essex, Massachusetts36,76
Death aft 1753, Amesbury, Essex, Massachusetts
Marriage 11 Jan 1710/11, Amesbury, Essex, Massachusetts36
Notes for Dea. Thomas* STEVENS
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THOMAS, Newbury, m. 15 Apr. 1672*, Martha, d. prob. of the first Christopher Bartlet, and perhaps the same, man took sec. w. 13 Oct. 1681, Mary, d. of Thomas Mighill of Rowley. [ref 20]
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Thomas Stevens married Martha Bartlet Apr 15, 1671 in Newbury, Essex Co., MA [ref 23:0886202 item 3]
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THOMAS STEVENS, Dea., of Amesbury, "sawyer" and "husbandman;" m. April 15, 1670*[NE], MARTHA3 BARTLETT, who d. Sep. 8, 1718[A]. He was granted a "common right" in A., March, 1668-9; oath al. 1677; "training band" 1680; selectman 1686; free. 1690; schoolmaster 1693; d. April 14, 1729[A]; will Nov. 29, 1723; April 28, 1729. Children: Abigail, Roger, son, Martha, Sarah, Mary, Hannah, John, Thomas, Ebenezar. Thomas was of S., Sep., 1668, but of A., Oct., 1669, when he bought house and land of Ezekiel Wathen, formerly Edward Goe's. In his will he ment. his sons Roger and Thomas, the daus. of his dau. Martha decd. and Robert Hoyt, and spoke of his chil. in general; but did not give names of others. His sons Roger Stevens and Abel Merrill were named as exec. The other chil. are named in deeds, especially one dated 1729. [ref 36:327]
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Thomas Stevens, who in 1670 deposed, aged 20, that he came to Amesbury from Ipswich, cannot be placed in any of the several Stevens families in Essex County, and it is probable that he was a late immigrant, possibly related to some earlier New England Stevens. Born about 1650, he married in Newbury April 15, 1671, Martha Bartlett and died in Amesbury April 14, 1729. He was granted a common right in Amesbury in 1668/9, took the Oath of Allegiance in 1677, was a member of the train-band in 1680 and was selectman in 1686. He was a sawyer by trade, but as he was teaching school in 1693 he must have had more than common education. In his later years he was a deacon of the Amesbury church. Stevens made his will November 29, 1723, and it was proved April 28, 1729. In addition to his sons Roger and Thomas, and his son (in-law) Abel Merrill, he mentions his grandchildren Hannah and Abigail Hoyt, children of his deceased daughter Martha, who had been killed by Indians in 1706. [ref 46:2-595]
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Thomas Stevens death 14 Apr 1729 Amesbury Essex Dea. [ref 76]
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1695 appointed (with others) to take care of the common land with the privilege of planting part of it to set "appletrees" for the towns use and were also allowed the fallen wood for their "payns"

Jan 1667 deeded land on west side of Powow River to son Thomas

1669 chosen to hire gramer school teacher

1680 member of Amesbury Training Band, a militia unit of 56 men formed for protection from Indians

7 Mar 1728 chosen deacon of the Second Church

selectman for 17 years and twice elected representative
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WILL OF THOMAS STEVENS, 29 Nov 1723 - 28 Apr 1729:

In the name of God, Amen, the twenty-ninth day of November and in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred twenty and three, I Thomas Stevens of Amesbury in the county of Essex within his Majesty's province of Massachusetts Bay in New England, yeoman, being weak in body but of perfect mind and memory, thanks be given unto God: Therefore calling to mind the mortality of my body and knowing that it is appointed for men once to die do make and ordain this my last will and testament--that is to say principally and first of all I give and recommend my soul into the hand of God that gave it--hoping through the merits, death, and suffering of my Savior, Jesus Christ, to have full and free pardon and forgiveness of all my sins and to inherit everlasting life: and my body I commit to the earth to be decently buried at the discretion of my Executors hereafter named, Nothing doubting but at the general resurrection I shall receive the same again by the mighty power of God: and as touching such worldly estate wherewith it hath pleased God to bless me in this life, I give, demise, and dispose of the same in the following manner and form--that is to say

Firstly, I will that all those debts and duties as I do owe in right and conscience to any manner of person or persons whatsoever shall be well and truly contented and paid or ordained to be paid in convenient time after my decease by my Executors hereafter named.

Item: I give and bequeath to my well-beloved son Roger Stevens the northerly end of my homestead living bounded as followeth: northerly on the Country Road so running southerly down toward Merrimack River to a white ash at the southeasterly corner and at the southwesterly corner within three feet to the south of a walnut tree so to range to [the] white ash aforementioned; and also all my meadow in the higglety-piggleties so called and also that lot of meadow at the beach formerly purchased of James Sanders of Haverhill; and also that piece of meadow which I have at a place called Fox Island; and also a piece of meadow which I have at a place called the Towne Creek, all these meadows lying and being in the township of Salisbury in Essex aforesaid.

Item: I give and bequeath to my well-beloved son Thomas Stevens the southerly part of my said living bounded southerly on [the] Merrimack River and northerly on the before bequeathed land bounded with a white ash at the northeasterly corner; and so westerly within three feet to the south of a walnut tree at the northwesterly corner--with all housings, orchards, cellars and all other [of] the premises to the same belonging--and also a piece of meadow at the beach lying in Salisbury as aforesaid which I purchased of Daniel Moody and the fine intent and meaning is that my said son Thomas Stevens to enter in full possession of the above bequeathed premises here bequeathed to him at my decease and not before.

Item: I do reserve a privilege of a draft-way for my two sons before mentioned for their benefits as followeth from the north division to the River Merrimack; and from the south division to the Country Road where they shall deem most convenient.

Item: I give and bequeath all my land which lyeth southerly from my son Thomas Stevens's land being part of two lots and which I bought of Thomas Barnard and the other of Thomas Weed lying and being in Amesbury in Essex aforesaid; to and among my children and grandchildren Hannah Hoyt and Abigail Hoyt to have an equal part betwixt them with my said children it being in satisfaction of my daughter Martha's portion, now deceased, the said lands to be in equal proportion to and among my children and grandchildren in manner as aforesaid.

And it is to be understood and my intent and meaning is that as to any of the particulars before-mentioned and bequeathed be by law and justice taken away from any one of these to bequeathed that the rest shall bear therin equal proportion herein contained accordingly.

And I likewise constitute, make and ordain my sons Roger Stevens and Abel Merrill my Executors of this my last will and testament and I do hereby revoke and disannul all and every other former testament, wills, named, willed, and bequeathed ratifying and confirming this and no other to be my last will and testament. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the day and year before mentioned.

Signed, sealed, published, pronounced, and declared by the aforesaid Thomas Stevens as his last will and testament in the presence of us the subscribers, in view of
Thomas Stevens

Orlando Bagley, Ju.
William Currier
John Nichols

Chief Jurrorists--April 28, 1729 Before the Honorable John Appleton Right Judge of the Probate of Wills decreed in said County of Essex--Orlando Bagley, Right and Jonathan Nichols personally appeared and made oath that they were present and saw Thomas Stevens, late of Amesbury deceased, sign, seal and heard him publish and declare in front of witnesses written instrument to be his last will and testament and when he so did he was of good understanding and of a discovering, and they together with William Currier set to their hands at and in view of same taken in his presence as witnesses.

I now attest Honorable John Appleton, R.J.

Upon which this will is proved, approved, and allowed being presented by Roger Stevens, one of the children therein named who having given mouth to provide witness to accept or refuse Executorship.

The last will and testament of Thos. Stevens late of Amesbury, Declared, Proved, Approved, and Attested April 28, 1729.
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Notes for Martha* BARTLETT
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Martha, Mar. 1653 [ref 20]
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MARTHA,3 b. March 7, 1652-3[NE]; m. April 15, 1670[NE], THOMAS STEVENS. [ref 36:56]
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Martha Bartlett, daughter of Christopher and Mary Bartlett, was born in Newbury on March 7, 1652/3, married Thomas Stevens, and died in Amesbury on September 8, 1718. The marriage is proved by several documents dealing with her father's estate. [ref 46:2-595]
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Martha Bartlett birth 7 Mar 1653 Newbury Essex /d Christoph [ref 76]

Martha Stevens death 8 Sep 1718 Amesbury Essex w Thomas [ref 76]
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