genealogy of Patty Rose



Genealogy of Patty Rose

Name Dr. Joseph* PEASLEE
Birth 9 Sep 1646, Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts20,36,51,91
Death 21 Mar 1734/35, Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts36,51,91
Father Rev. Joseph* PEASLEE (~1600-1660)
Mother Mary* JOHNSON (~1610-<1694)
Other Spouses Ruth* BARNARD
Marriage 8 Jun 1724, Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts
Spouse Mary TUCKER
Birth 31 May 1666, Salisbury, Essex, Massachusetts36,76
Other Spouses Stephen DAVIS
Notes for Dr. Joseph* PEASLEE
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son of Joseph PEASLEE and Mary JOHNSON

no proof can be found for a second marriage to Mary Tucker; Joseph's death record states he was husband to Ruth
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JOSEPH, Haverhill 1677, 9 Sept. 1646, s. of Joseph; a physician, m. Ruth Barnard, had Nathaniel and Ruth; perhaps others. [ref 20]
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JOSEPH2 PEASLEY, Dr., (Joseph1), of Haverhill, "physician" and "husbandman;" b. Sep. 9, 1646[Hv]; m. Jan. 21, 1671-2[A Nk S], RUTH2 BARNARD. He recd. "children's land" in Ames. in 1659 and a "township" in A. in 1660, but lived in Hv. after becoming of age; oath al. at Hv. 1677. Wife Ruth d. Nov. 5, 1723[Hv.] He d. March 21, 1734-5[Hv]. Children: Mary, Joseph, Robert, John, Nathaniel, Ebenezer, Sarah. Deeds from Joseph Peasley Sen. to his sons-in-law, Jonathan Colburn of Dracut and Wm. Mudgett of Hv., 1725-6, seem to show that he m. 2d, ab. 1724-5, m. 2d, Mary Tucker wid. of STEPHEN3 DAVIS, who had two married daus. [ref 36:281]
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Joseph Peasely, s. Joseph and Mary, Sept. 9, 1646. [ref 51]

Joseph Peaslee, h. Ruth, Mar. 21, 1734-5. [ref 51]
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18 Mar 1694/5 Joseph Pealey sr of Haverhill to Simon Wainright Esq, Haverhill, two parcels of meadow right and containing six acres called second division of meadow (Essex deed 11:8); 9 May 1695 Joseph Peasley to Peter Patee one acre of meadow near Little River (Essex deed 10:167); 12 Jul 1695 Joseph Peasley of Haverhill, husbandman to Peter Green of Haverhill, weaver, for 10, 5 1/2 acres of ox comon land (Essex deed 10:181); 22 Oct 1711 Joseph Peasley of Haverhill, for consideration of natural love and good affection give to my beloved son John Peasley of Haverhill, one acre of accomodations of commons in Haverhill (Essex deed 24:58); 26 Sep 1733 Joseph Peaslee sr of Haverhill to Joseph Peaslee jr for 200, tract of land in ye township of Haverhill, secondly two common rights on Huckleberry Hill, thirdly eight acres or half of purchase from the comoners (Essex deed 62:91)
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"I Joseph Peasely senr of Haverhill in Essex ... Son of Joseph Peasely, formerly of Said Haverhill long since deced for and in Consideration of Three Pounds to be paid in Cyder Barrells at Robert Clement junre Shop in Haverhill at or before ye last of October come Twelve Months by Robert Clement junr of ye Same Town & place, Cooper; who claims a Right unto a peice of Land in Said Haverhill which was formerly my said fathers Joseph Peasely's Land but can't Shew any well Grounded Title thereto--derived from my father ... tho Such Transactions are asserted & Supposed to have passed between my father & others which Do not appear, yet at ye motion & for ye Satisfaction of said Robert Clement junr ... I ... Do hereby ... confirm ... upon Him ye Said Robert Clement junr a peece of Land lying in Said Haverhill ..." etc., "with ye full & free Consent of Ruth my present wife", 15 Sept. 1701 (Essex Co., Deeds, 24:121). [ref 88:86]
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Joseph Peaslee, son of Joseph Peasley & Mary Joseph[sic] born Sept. 9, 1646; married Ruth Barnard, of Salisbury, January 21, 1671. His daughter Mary was born there. The children of Joseph and Ruth Peaslee, recorded in Haverhill, are Joseph, Robert, John, Nathaniel, Ruth, Ebenezer, and Sarah. On page 94, "Chase's "History of Haverhill," in "A list of more houses built which fall under the law made in 1660, which prohibits them from privileges in Common lands," is the name "Joseph Peasly." Under this list is the following entry: "This account was entered Jan. 25, '75, by the Selectmen. William White, George Brown, Daniel Hendricks, Thomas Eaton, Selectmen in 1675." The house erected by Joseph Peasley, prior to 1675, on the Country Bridge road, a short distance west of the Twelve-rod-way, is now widely known as the "Old Garrison." In 1675 occurred King Phillip's War, when the inhabitants of Haverhill, though not attacked, were greatly alarmed, and endeavored to protect themselves against the ravages of the hostile Indians. "Troopers and militia were furnished with firearms and ammunition by the General Court, and towns were ordered to provide fortifications and garrisons." "Daniel Ladd, Peter Ayer and Thomas Whittier were appointed to designate what houses should be garrisoned." Armed scouts were kept on the watch for the enemy day and night during the whole time. A diligent search of the records does not reveal what houses were designated by the aforesaid committee to be garrisoned. Chase informs us that "as late as 1684 thirty-five troopers were kept constantly on the scout, on the borders of Haverhill, Amesbury and Salisbury, and a foot-company was kept ready for service in each of these towns." The large, strong house of Joseph Peasley, with its numerous port-holes, so conveniently near the border line of Salisbury and Haverhill, would furnish ample accommodations, not only as a "house of refuge" for the half a dozen families of the neighborhood, but for the troopers "kept constantly on the scout" in the out-lying district. In 1686, Joseph Peasley, with a score of others, was charged with trespassing upon the "Town's ways and common lands by fencing them in." The next year he was chosen constable, and was obliged to do alone, for the whole town, all the work of "warning meetings and gathering rates." On page 156 of Chase's History is the statement that "two brick houses belonging to Joseph and Nathaniel Peaslee, in the easterly part of the town, were appointed for houses of refuge. A few soldiers were stationed in them, who were under the command of their owners." This was in the year 1690. As Nathaniel Peaslee was, at that time, but eight years of age, there is, evidently, a mistake about his being the owner, and having command of soldiers stationed in it. The two houses are located by Chase, at Tilton's Corner, and but a short distance apart. Would two houses have been garrisoned so near each other, and no protection given to the inhabitants in the more easterly part of the town? The Peaslee house at Tilton's Corner, then a house of refuge, was, probably, at a later date, the home of Nathaniel, who was so prominent in town affairs, and it is but reasonable to infer that the house of Joseph Peaslee, then used as a house of refuge, was the one built and occupied by him near Holt's Rocks. It is not strange that tradition places the house of Joseph Peaslee at Tilton's Corner, for, in 1728, Nathaniel and his brother Joseph exchanged land, Nathaniel giving a "Quitt Claim" to thirty acres, beginning at the highway between Haverhill and Amesbury, running south to Merrimac river, east by the river to land bought of Richard Saltonstall, northerly by Saltonstall by Holgate's land to aforesaid highway, west by highway to first bound, with all "privileges, buildings, edifices and appurtenances, reserving, nevertheless, the free use and improvement of a small way through the premises." In 1692 Joseph Peaslee was granted "the privilege of erecting a sawmill at the head of east meadow river upon the stream by or near Brandy Brow." The mill was built the following year, and for a hundred and fifty years was owned wholly or in part by persons of the Peaslee name, the descendants of Joseph. February 20, 1693-4, Simon Wainwright purchased of Mr. Peaslee one-fourth part of this mill for one hundred and ten pounds. The deed was signed "Joseph (his mark) Peasly (seal)" and "Ruth (her mark) Peasly (seal)" and witnessed by "Josiah (his mark) Heath" and "Lidiah (her mark) Gage" and acknowledged before Nathaniel Saltonstall. The next year, 1694, Mr. Peaslee and Joseph Greele agreed to build a grist mill on the same stream, nearcr its mouth, but failed to do it. There was, however, at a later date, on this stream, a grist mill owned by the Peaslees. This second Joseph is now Joseph Peaslee, Senior, while his eldest son has become Joseph Peaslee, Junior. In 1699, when the town voted "that the new meeting-house should in future be the place where the people should worship God," "Joseph Peasley, &c., immediately moving that the town would allow him and others to meet at the meeting-house for and in their way of worship - which is accounted to be for Quakers - it was read and refused to be voted upon." Whereupon, not being allowed to worship with his sect in the new house, Mr. Peaslee opened his own doors, and in his home the Friends met, holding there the first meetings of the society in this part of the county. In this house crowds were wont to assemble at their quarterly meetings, coming from neighboring towns to listen to addresses made by the most notable speakers of the sect. In 1700 Mr. Peaslee suffered considerable loss by fire, on which account the town "voted to give him his rates." One of the many contentions about different parcels of land was settled in this manner: "We, whose names are underwritten, being with Tho. Whittier and Geo. Browne that day that Goodman Page, Sen., was buried, do affirm that Whittier and Browne did both affirm that the north corner of Goodman Peasley's ox-common lot was in the hollow that leads down to the Sour meadow, and both agreed to this--That it should come to the stump that stood in the hollow and there made a mark." In 1711 Phillip Grele of Salisbury, administrator of the estate of his father, Andrew Grele, formerly of Haverhill, claimed that injustice had been done him in regard to the common lands. He sent a messenger from Salisbury with a summons for the commoners of Haverhill, but the messenger went no farther than the house of Joseph Peaslee, with whom the summons was left, and by him taken to the town meeting, where he delivered it with his explanation to the "Clerk of the Commons." At this time, and for many years after, swine were allowed to run at large upon the common. An officer called "Hogreeve" had the oversight of them. Joseph Peaslee held this office in 1720. The next year he was constable. He is said to have been a physician. He was a "husbandman" or "yeoman"; was selectman of Haverhill in 1689, '90 and '96. In 1706 he was chosen one of a committee to examine the claims of persons to the common lands, of which he received a share in 1721. His wife Ruth died November 5, 1723. In March, 1723-4, Mr. Peaslee purchased, for twenty pounds, land near the East meadow and land of Robert Clement, of "Mary Davis, widow and relique of Stephen Davis, of Haverhill, deceased." Widow Mary Davis was the second wife of Joseph Peaslee. In a deed of land to his son Robert, January 26, 1724, the signature of Joseph Peasly was accompanied by that of "Mary (her mark) Peaslee, wife of ye above." The witnesses were Nathaniel Peaslee and John Clement. In a deed recorded December 16, 1709, Joseph Peaslee gave to his "sons, Joseph, Robert, John and Nathaniel, also two of my daughters, namely, Mary Peaslee, now Whittier, and Ruth Peaslee, now wife to Samuel Clement," the land in Amesbury with a saw mill standing on said land, "called by ye name of ye Division of great Lott Country, which was laid out to the widow, Mary Peaslee, Deceased, late of Haverhill, Joseph Peaslee's Honord Mother," consisting of one hundred and eight acres; also another parcel of land "which I, ye sd Joseph Peaslee, purchased of Henry Blaisdell," of "160 acres bounded with ye Lott's originally of John Colbie's, Deceased, on ye south, and Will Huntington, Deceased, and on ye two other sides by highways" the two parcels of land; "saw-mill; all timber and wood standing thereon; all springs or streams of water, or any benefit or privileges belonging to the same," were given with the land. John and Josiah Heath, sons of Bartholemew, and administrators of the estate of their father, in a deed recorded March 6, 1695-6, sold to Joseph Peaslee land in the "lower plains bounded by ye river on ye south, a road now opened by ye house, ye land of Joseph Peaslee on ye west, the common and land of Ephraim Dayes on ye north," and land formerly belonging to Mr. Ward and others on the east. In 1691 it was recorded that Joseph Peaslee and James Sanders, Sen., purchased land of Stephen Ford near East meadow; Samuel Davis' line; Salisbury line and a great pine swamp, "excepting a highway as it is laid out for the town"; also another piece of five acres and one-half of Daniel Ela, which joined land of Samuel Davis. Mr. Peaslee purchased of Elisha Davis all the rights of his grandfather, "James Davis, Sen., on the Merrimack" to "the 5th Division; all acres of commonage and common rights which were formerly granted him; reserving all lands already laid out." Of Samuel Colby, Sen., of Amesbury, he purchased "one-half a tract of land formerly bought of Robert Clement, abutting upon a highway leading to Jamaica path southeast, being that which I formerly dwelt upon, with three commonages and ye cow common." To his son Joseph, Mr. Peaslee, for the sum of two hundred pounds, sold "First, one-half my home living; Second, Two common rights in Hukleberry Hill, lying between my own land and James Holgate's; Third, eight acres I bought of the commons, being one-half part." To son Robert, for love and natural affection, due care and other considerations, he gave "all that one-half of a tract of land which I bought of Samuel Colby formerly, excepting six acres at the North East end of ye same, formerly disposed of unto my son Joseph;" also for "twenty pounds in money and other considerations, three commonages which I formerly bought of Samuel Colby." He also gave to sons Robert of Haverhill and John of Amesbury the "5th Division of land in Haverhill Lot 26 in first range of lots," a tract of 180 acres. The parcels of land bought of Stephen Ford and Daniel Ela, with the one-half land beyond East meadow river, were given to his son Joseph. For fifty pounds he deeded to his son, Nathaniel Peaslee, and son-in-law, Ebenezer Eastman, "360 acres beyond Spickett River, the same tract of land granted unto my father, Joseph Peaslee, in 4th Division of town grants." To the same, for forty pounds, "in equal share between them, the upland and meadow and all common rights of lands and meadows formerly belonging to Job Clement of Dover." To his son Nathaniel "all right and title to the remaining part of my Addition Land, which belongs to my 3d Division land in the west end of Haverhill, near Spickett river." He had sold two hundred acres, and Nathaniel was to have the remainder. Joseph Peaslee sold for six pounds, to Robert Hastings, "five acres in East meadow lying between another piece sold at the same time" and that of Lieut. George Brown, purchased of Joseph Peaslee. April 27, 1724, Joseph Peaslee, "for parental Love and natural affection," gave to Nathaniel to enter "into full possession immediately after my decease," eight acres of land "betwixt that land which I have given to my son Joseph and Nathaniel's own land"; also "half an acre, together with ye Spring within that land, I have given to my son Joseph," another right in land joining his own, "and so much Land out of my Homestead as will make him up Twenty Acres," with "ye one Moiety or half?? part of ye remainder of my Homestead and Buildings." ("Saving always and hereby reserving unto myself the free use and Improvement of ye premises During my Natural Life"). He gave to Joseph Whittier twelve acres formerly laid out to James Davis, Sen., deceased, and purchased by Mr. Peaslee "from his widow, Mary Davis," the bounds of which were a "highway leading to Job's Hole, the Digg down way"; Robert Clement's and Robert Hasting's land. Joseph Peaslee died March 21, 1734-5. It was against the principles of the Friends to place large stones at the graves of the departed, and, at that time, when some had offended in this way, the monthly meeting at Amesbury appointed a committee of three men who were to visit the offenders and "Discors" with them and report at the next meeting "yt so In Deavers may be used to hinder sutch things." [ref 91:5,9-16]
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Notes for Mary TUCKER
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MARY, b. May 31, 1666[S], daughter of Morris Tucker* and Elizabeth Gill. A Mary m. Dec. 23, 1685[Hv], STEPHEN3 DAVIS, 2d, JOSEPH PEASLEY. [ref 36:337,1016]
*Morris married(1) Elizabeth Stevens
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Mary Tucker birth 31 Mar 1666 Salisbury Essex /d Morris and Elizabeth [ref 76]
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In 1742, Mary Peaslee, widow of Joseph, conveyed to her "son-in-law, James Holgate, and daughter, Jemima Holgate, of Haverhill, all right, title and interest in all the land and stock in Haverhill that my husband, Stephen Davis, deceased, gave me power to Dispose of in his last Will and Testament." [ref 91:16]
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