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Genealogy of Patty Rose


Name Robert PEASLEE
Birth 3 Feb 1677/78, Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts36,51
Death 23 Feb 1742, Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts
Father Dr. Joseph* PEASLEE (1646-1734)
Mother Ruth* BARNARD (1651-1723)
Other Spouses Alice CURRIER
Marriage 17 Feb 1725, Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts36
Spouse Ann SAWYER
Birth 1 Aug 1687, Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts36,76
Notes for Robert PEASLEE
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ROBERT,3 b. Feb. 3, 1677-8[Hv]; m. 1st, Dec. 16, 1701[Hv], (11) ALICE3 CURRIER; m. 2d, 17:2m:1725[Fr rec], ANNE3 SAWYER (wid. of Ebenezer Sargent); res. Hv.; will 1741-2, ment. wife Anne. Chil. by 1st wife: Ruth and Abigail. [ref 36:282,798,999]
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Robert Peasely, s. Joseph, jr. and Ruth (Barnard), Feb. 3, 1677. [ref 51]

Robert Peesly and Allice Currier, Dec. 16, 1701. [ref 51]

Robert Peasely, of Haverhill, and Anne Sargent, 17 : 2 m : 1725. [ref 51]
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Robert Peaslee, second son of Joseph, son of Joseph, born February 3, 1777[sic], married, according to the town records, "Allice Currier," December 16, 1701. Their children were Ann, Mary, Samuel, Ruth, Abigail, Amos, Robert, Allice, Anne. In the will of Robert Peaslee, dated December 16, 1741, the name of his wife was Anne, who had a son Ebenezer Sargent. They were probably married between the years 1712 and 1719. With the late Indian massacres fresh in mind, the garrisons and houses of refuge were, in 1711, kept ready for occupation at a moment's notice. A large company of soldiers was armed and equipped with everything necessary to meet any emergency, even to snow-shoes, which had been ordered for them by the General Court in June, 1710. Robert Peaslee, Robert Hunkins, Ephraim and Samuel Davis were among the snow-shoe men of the town, under command of Lieutenant-Colonel Saltonstall. In the year 1713 nineteen men in the north-easterly part of the town petitioned for a school-house and school near the house of Mr. John Whittier "on the common, between the bridges, or thereabouts, and between the house of Dan'l Ela and the Country road." Among the names of the signers are those of Robert Hastings, Robert Hastings, Jr., Joseph Whittier, John and James Sanders, Robert Hunkins and John Peasley. The petition was granted. The school-house to be "twenty feet long, sixteen wide, eight feet stud, and to be finished so as to be comfortable and convenient." Robert Hastings was one of the committee "to build and finish it." One of the bills of the town, in 1711, was to "Robert Hastings, Sen., for procuring lime and bringing it in place for laborers, and diet, and doing the mason work about the Parsonage house, for laths, size bricks and clay for said work." Robert Peaslee purchased of his brother John of Amesbury, millwright, one-half part of Lot No. 26 in the 5th Division of Haverhill land, the half consisting of one hundred and eighty acres; also one-half of Lot No. 20 of town grants of Amesbury, laid out in 1662 to Samuel Colby. He bought of Nathaniel, his brother, "Yeoman, and Ebenezer Eastman, Innholder, for one hundred and sixty pounds, thirty-two acres on Job's Hill, and their rights in a cow common of Haverhill." He also bought of Ebenezer Eastman, for thirty-seven pounds, one right and a half in cow common and one-half of three other rights in cow common purchased by Eastman of Samuel Allen. Of Samuel Allen, trader in Newbury, Robert bought, for thirty-five pounds, a piece of wood-land laid out to the right of John Ayer, Sen., in the cow common; this was "by way going from Jills Lake unto Corliss Meadow" and by "ye new way which goes from ye Digg down way over Corliss Hill." In 1726 the General Court granted the township of "Pennycook," now Concord, N. H., to one hundred men, thirty-six of whom were from Haverhill. Robert and Nathaniel Peaslee were proprietors of this township, but did not settle there. Robert was selectman in 1712 and 1720. When Robert died he left a widow, step-mother to his children, Anne (Sargent) Peaslee, who had a son by a former marriage. Mary (Davis) Peaslee, widow of Robert's father Joseph, was still living, step-mother to Robert; having at least one daughter by a former marriage. After the death of Samuel, son of Robert, in 1757, when the Thirds were set off to his widow Hannah, mention was made of privileges annexed to certain buildings in a former dower; and an item in a bill against the estate of Samuel was, "By charge in two Law suits and Before two setts by the old widow's Dower." Robert Peaslee was at one time the owner of two slaves. Amos Peaslee, Amos Davis, John Sanders, John Swett, Joseph Greele and William Morse were also slave-owners in the East Parish, between the years 1754 and 1776. [ref 91:22-25]
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In his will, December 16, 1741, he bequeathed to his well beloved wife, Anne, "twenty pounds a year yearly, to be paid by my executors hereafter named," and two cows to be kept both winter and summer "and allso the Choyce of any one of the Roomes in my Dwelling House at her own Choyce; And as for what Estate ware brought by my said wife to me at the time of her marriage or afterwards, I do acquit ye Same unto Her to be Enjoyed as her own Free Estate forever." She was also to have the privilege to put anything in the cellar for her own use.

To his daughters Ruth and Abigail he bequeathed two hundred pounds apiece, to be paid by his executors within one year after his decease, "it being in full of their portion of my Estate with what they already received."

To his daughter "Allis" he gave five hundred pounds, and to Anne five hundred and fifty, to be paid to them within one year after his decease. He also gave to "ye sd Allis and Anne ye Privilege of that Chamber of my Dwelling house wherein they now use or Improve, and allso the bed and Beding Belonging to sd Roome;" also a young horse "Equally betwixt them Free and Clear and Freely and Clearly forever, and ye use of Roome, with the addition of firewood found and provided for them by my sd executors, during only ye time they shall live a single life, and also Victuals and Drink during said term."

To Ebenezer Sargent, son of sd wife, twenty pounds within two years after his decease, on condition that his wife accepted the will.

To his grandson, Robert Peaslee, the son of his son Amos, the sum of twenty pounds, to be paid by Samuel when Robert should be twenty-one; or, if he should die before that time, the amount was to be paid to Amos, for any one of his children "as he shall see meet."

The same amount was to be paid to Peaslee Collins, son of Abigail, within one year; or, at the age of twenty-one, or, if he should not live to be of age, to be paid to the next surviving brother.

To all his other grand-children he gave forty shillings each, to be paid within two years.

He gave twenty pounds "to ye poore of ye People called Quakers, to be payed into the hands of Philip Rowel of Salisbury, to be payed by my Executor within two years after my Decease, to be Disposed of by said Rowel as he shall see fit."

"To my two sons, Samuel and Amos Peaslee, whom I do constitute and appoint my Executors, to this my last Will and Testament, I give unto them all that my Lands, Goods, Chattels and Tenements, Movable and Immovable, of what name and nature, besides what I have heretofore exercised in this my last Will, as there shall be by me left remaining after my decease. Leagusses and funeral Charges payed to Have and to Hold all in manner following:

"That is to say, if my said wife do not except of what I bequeathed unto her so as to suit her of any Rights of Dowry or Bills of Thirds to my said Estate, my meaning is that my sd son Samuel shall have three hundred pounds more than my son Amos, but if my sd wife do accept then they shall share Equally.
(signed) Robert peaslee.
Witnessed by
Nathaniel peaslee
William (his mark) George
Orlando Bagley.

His will was proved February 23, 1742.
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Notes for Ann SAWYER
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ANN3, daughter of Stephen Sawyer and Ann Titcomb; b. Aug. 1, 1687[Nb]; m. 1st, Oct. 15, 1708, Ebenezer Sargent; 2d, ROBERT3 PEASLEY; liv. 1753. [ref 36:593]
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Ann Sawyer birth 1 Aug 1687 Newbury Essex /d Stephen and Ann [ref 76]
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15 Oct 1708 married(1) Ebenezer SARGENT; children 1710-17: Elizabeth, Ebenezer
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