genealogy of Patty Rose



Genealogy of Patty Rose

Name Job* CLEMENTS Esq.
Birth 1615, Narborough, Leicestershire, England88
Death bef 9 Nov 1682, Dover, Strafford, New Hampshire36
Father Robert* CLEMENTS (1595-1658)
Mother Lydia* DRUMMER (1595-<1642)
Other Spouses Mrs. Joanna LEIGHTON
Marriage 25 Dec 1644, Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts20,36
Spouse Margaret* DUMMER
Birth abt 1625
Death abt 1653, Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts
1 ? (infant) CLEMENTS
Birth 17 Nov 1645, Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts36,51
Death 17 Nov 1645, Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts36,51
Birth 17 Nov 1646, Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts51,88
Death Dec 1646, Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts36,51,88
Birth 17 Apr 1648, Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts22,36,44,51,88
Death bef 3 Dec 1716, Dover, Strafford, New Hampshire22,36,88
Spouse Abigail HEARD
Marriage 28 Feb 1688/89, Dover, Strafford, New Hampshire33,36,88
Birth 12 Dec 1651, Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts22,36,51,88
Death abt 1672, Dover, Strafford, New Hampshire88
Spouse Joseph* CANNEY
Marriage 25 Dec 1670, Dover, Strafford, New Hampshire36,88
Notes for Job* CLEMENTS Esq.
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JOB, Haverhill 1646, eldest s. of Robert Clements, b. in Eng. a tanner, was freem. 1647, m. 25 Dec. 1644, Margaret Dummer, wh. must have been a d. of one of the three brs. Richard, Stephen, or Thomas, rem. to Dover, there serv. 1655 on gr. jury, had sec. w. Lydia, and took for the third, 16 July 1673, Joanna, wid. of Thomas Leighton, was made couns. of the Prov. 1683, and d. 1683. His wid. d. 15 Jan. 1704. Of ch. only Job is ment. wh. liv. to 1717 [ref 20]
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Job Clements, Esq., tanner, 63 in 1678, s. of Robert of Anstey, co. Warwick; who fol. him to N.E. From Ipsw. he was one of the company to make the first clearing in Haverhill, and built the first house there. While there he was const., gr.j. and selectm.; freeman 1647. He was adm. inhab. of Dover 5 Apr. 1653. There he was repeatedly gr.j. and selectm. He was com.t.e.a.c., assoc. in the County Court, and from 1680 a Councillor. His reput. as a tanner attracted apprentices from a distance, and he was prosec. for practicing two trades - employing shoemakers to make up his leather. Will 4 Sep., d. bef. 23 Oct. 1682. Thrice m., 25 Dec. 1645 Margaret Dummer, dau. of Thomas then of Salisbury - not an aunt to Judge Sewall; "Lydia" his w. in 1658; 3d, m. 16 Jul 1673 Joanna, widow of Thomas Leighton, who d. 15 Jan. 1703-4. Children: Job, Mary. [ref 22]
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JOB2 CLEMENT (Robert1), of Haverhill and Dover, "tanner," m. 1st, Dec. 25, 1644[Hv], MARGARET2 DUMMER (Thomas1); 2d, bef. 1658, Lydia (___); 3d, July 16, 1673, Joanna (___), wid. of Thomas Leighton. He is supposed to have come from Ip. to Hv. in 1640; freeman, 1647; the first tanner in Hv. (He was offered a freehold in Nb. in 1649, if he would exercise his trade there; but he did not comply with the conditions. He had a servant Benj. Long, in 1651); rem. to Dover bef. 1655; counsellor of the Province in 1682; d. that year. Will at Exeter, Sep. 4, Nov. 9, 1682. Wid. Joanna d. Jan. 15*, 1704. Children: child, John, Job, Mary. [ref 36:96]
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JOB2 CLEMENTS (Robert1), born in England about 1615, died in Dover, N. H., 4 Sept. 1682, aged sixty-seven years. He married first, in Haverhill, Mass., 25 Dec. 1645*, Margaret Dummer, born in England, died in Haverhill, Mass., about 1653, daughter of Thomas Dummer, of North Stoneham, Southampton, England. He married secondly, before 1658, Lydia (___), birth, death, and parentage unknown. He married thirdly, 16 July 1673, the ceremony being performed by Major Waldron at Dover. Job Clements's first wife belonged to a family of great importance in the early days. Her sister Jane Dummer, unmarried at the time of her father's death, became the wife of the celebrated Henry Sewall, who took an active interest in Colonial affairs, and was afterwards Mayor of Coventry, England. Another sister, Joane Nelson, was the widow of Thomas Nelson of Rowley, Mass., who made his Will in England, 6 Aug. 1648, while on a voyage there. The Will was proved, 21 Dec. 1649, and Richard Dummer of Newbury, the uncle of Margaret (Dummer) Clements, was one of the appraisers of the property. At the sale of the estate, Job Clements bought some of his sister-in-law's furniture. Of Job Clements second wife nothing is known, excepting that in 1657 and 1658, she sold land with him. When Job Clements's daughter Mary married she is called daughter of Councillor Job Clements and Lydia his wife. His first wife, Margaret Dummer, was probably living when her father made his will, 12 Apr. 1650, but there were twenty-one months between that date and Mary's birth, 12 Dec. 1651, so it is quite possible that Margaret died, and Job married his second wife in time for her to have been the mother of Mary Clements. It does happen occasionally in the old records that a child by an earlier marriage will be mentioned as the child of a then existing wife, so it is impossible from the evidence found to decide which of Job's wives was Mary's mother. The fact, however, that there were no other children by Lydia, makes it probable that all his children were by Margaret Dummer. The third wife of Job Clements was the widow of Thomas Leighton, who died in 1671, leaving a Will, dated 21 Sept. 1671, proved 25 June 1672, in which he mentions his wife Joanna, and his daughter Elizabeth, wife of Philip Cromwell. In the Will of Philip Cromwell, the testator calls Joan Clements his "mother-in-law," as indeed she was. Job Clements was the pioneer of his family in New England. He came over before 1640, being in Ipswich in that year, and went from there to Pentuckett (Haverhill) during the same year with Tyler, Ladd, and Merrie, as one of the twelve original settlers at Haverhill. A few yards north of the present old cemetery, he built the first house of the town of Haverhill. He then returned to England and encouraged his father to emigrate to New England with him. After joining with his father and his brother John, in the sale of the land at Witherley, Leicestershire, he returned to this country with them, and his sisters, Lydia and Sarah. Nearly all the early colonists prepared for their life in the new country by learning a trade and Job Clements was no exception to the rule. He became a tanner and was apparently the only one in Haverhill. On the 27 Feb. 1644, the town voted "that Job Clements should have a parcell of ground, not exceeding an acre, at Mill Brook, being bounded forth by the freemen to sett him up a tann-house and tann-vatts upon to him and his heirs forever." In 1645, he is mentioned as one of the thirty-two landwith holders of Haverhill; in 1647, he became a freeman and was appointed constable; in 1648, his name appears in the list of the Grand Jury; 19 Apr. 1649, the freemen of Newbury "granted to Job Clements from Haverhill a freehold, conditionally, that he live with us, heere in Newbury, exercising his trade, foure years or as long as he shall live within that tearme, and also let the shoemakers of the town have the first proffer or the forsaking of his leather, making him as good pay as others." (Newbury records.) This offer he did not accept. In 1651, he sued Robert Long for detaining a servant of his, Benjamin Long. He was made a selectman of Haverhill, the next year. He removed to Dover, N. H., in 1652 and was made a freeman there, 5-2mo-1653. On the 27 June 1655, he brought action against Theophilus Shatswell for trespass, but lost the case. In 1657-8, he sold his Haverhill property, and spent the rest of his life in Dover, where he was a prominent servant of the Colony for many years. In 1655, '57, '59, '61, '62, '65, '72, '74, and '77, he served on the Grand Jury; in 1667, '68, and '69, on the Jury of Tryalls; 29 June 1669, he was appointed judge of the Small Cause Court at Dover; and was commissioner or associate judge in 1667, '69, and '70. When the jurisdiction of Massachusetts was declared invalid in New Hampshire, and a commission was issued by Charles II, constituting a President and Council as the governing body for the Province of New Hampshire, Job Clements was made a Councillor and served in that office until his death. He was no less active in his town than in the province, serving as selectman of Dover for many years, and while in that office in 1666, the town took action to prohibit anyone settling in the town without the consent of the townsmen. He was occasionally moderator of the town meeting, although he seems to have sometimes offended against the rigid rules of the plain people, for it is recorded in 1678, that "Mr. Clements Senior, John Beckford Senior, Ensign Davis and Thomas Beard were fined 6d each for smoaking Tobacco in ye Town meeting." Job Clements was also interested in shipping and was probably the master of the pinke referred to in the following: - "At a county court held in Portsmouth 28-29 June 1664 Wm Blake and Xphr Cole, belonging to a pinke whereof Mr Clements is Mastor, being bound over to this court to answer for their drunkenness and immoderate drinking & abusing the Constable by kicking and striking of him the last night, proved by James Parr and Matthew Williams & confessed by themselves in court. Sentence of the Court is that Wm Blake shall be forthwith whipt to ye number of 15 stripes & Christopher to have 20 stripes & to pay the 4 men that kept them 4d apiece & to pay the Constable for his . . . 8d & to be committed to Dover prison until they pay it." Execution was forthwith performed (N. H. Records). 10 Dec. 1671, Jochem Jansen, formerly of Amsterdam, Holland, sold to Job Clements of Dover and Dr. Henry Greenland of Kittery a "good Pinke or Ship called ye Sancta Maria now riding att anchor neare ye great island in ye river of Piscataqua" (Norfolk Co., Records, 2:243). It is evident that the sale was caused by the following act of the court: - Whereas the ship Sancta Maria was held by Hampton court to pay the Dutchmen their wages, Abraham Drake, Marshall, levies on it in favour of Mr. Job Clement, Sr., and Mr. Henry Greenland for money received of them Dec. 6, 1671. Wit: Sam11 Dalton, William Cotten & John Bennitt. Ack: 6:10mo: 1671, before Samll Dalton, Commissioner (Norfolk Co., Records, 2:244). In this same year, he made a deposition in Court with Thomas Beard: - "Robert Marshall being in ye house of sd. Beard Robert Marshall did declare he was troubled that he should be arested by Sam: Wentworth because it was an honest debt but said for Barefoots Nortons & Greenlands he did value because he owed them nothing & said so long as his Unckle Thacher's baggs and Mr. Hull's mint did last he shold not want money to goe to Law wth sd Barefoot Greenland & Norton. Whereupon ye sd Clements said it was in vaine for them to goe to Law with sd Marshall but sd Clements said I hope ye men are honest men & would not take his part in an [un]just Cause and he ye said Marshall sd by god he meant soe." Like many others of the early colonists he dealt largely in land and there are many deeds of his recorded in early Norfolk and Essex Counties as well as in the province Deeds of New Hampshire. It is interesting to note that 27 June 1676, Job Clements was fined "for working up his owne Leather" and on 23 June 1678, he testified concerning leather stolen from him, showing that he still worked at his tanner's trade despite the fact that he was then "Councillor Job Clements." Job Clements died in Dover, N. H., at the age of sixty-seven years Children, born in Haverhill, Mass.: John, Job, Mary. [ref 88:29]
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Job Clements of Dover and Lydia his wife, convey, to Mr. Joseph Jewett of Rowley, house and nine-acre lot in Haverhill; also four acres of planting land, bounded by Richard Littlehale and John Clements; also two and a half acres of meadow; also three acres in Spickey meadow; also seven and a half acres of upland at little river, bounded by Hugh Sheratt; also twenty acres of upland over against Shawshin; also four acres of upland, bounded on Mr Warde, river and great hill; also six acres of accomodations, 17 Mar. 1657-8 (Norfolk Co., Records, 1:72).

"Job Clements, Tanner & Lidia his wyfe of Dover in ye County of Norfolk uppon ye Pascattoquack," sell, to Daniel Ela of Haverhill, Tanner, barn and a piece of ground, given him by the town of Haverhill upon which ground the Tann house stands; Lydia releases her dower (Norfolk Co., Records, 1:80).

Jeremy & Mary Tibbetts of Dover, sell, to Job Clements of same, land betwixt St. Albones Cove & Quamphegin Fall (Rollinsford), 23 Apr. 1662 (Province Deeds, N. H., 2:65a).

John Hall "of Dover in pascattaq, in New England, planter," conveys to Job Clements of the same place, tanner, "fivescore acres of Land wth Was granted to the sd Hall by ye Selectmen" 11 Jan. 1648, "which lyeth betwixt Cocheco & Salmon fall, bordering on ye North, Northwest and on ye Comon, on the southwest upon five score acres of land that was granted to ye sd Clements at the same time when this land was granted, on the South, South East by Thos Hansons Land and partly by Ralph Twomblys Land, on the north East by Mr. Thos. Broughton's Land." 21 June 1662. Ack. by John Hall and wife, 23 June 1665 (Province Deeds, N. H., 2:70b).

Thomas Payne, sells, to Job Clements, 60 acres given by Dover, lying and being at the Northern end of Richard Oatis his hundred acres of land, lying North East from Cochecho marsh and was formerly granted and layd out to him the said Otis, bounded S. W. by Joseph Austin's land, N. E. by the common and Job Clements, 30 Jan. 1664 (Province Deeds, N. H., 2:104b).

Charles and Mary Buckner of Boston, sell, to Job Clements of Dover, four acres of land there, 12 Apr. 1668. (Province Deeds, N. H., 2:147a).

Walter Barefoot, sells, to Job Clements of Dover six acres of land on "a highway that goeth from Dover Neck to Cochecho," 1 Oct. 1668. (Province Deeds, N. H., 3:9a).

30 June 1668, he brought action against Abraham Whitticker for debt and was awarded 1. 7s. 9d. Later Abraham Whitticker of Haverhill carpenter, for satisfaction of two executions, conveys to Mr. Job Clements of Dover, "my third division I bought of my father-in-law, William Simons, except two and a half acres I sold to John White deceased," bounded by brook, and oak near a falls, etc., 2 Sept. 1671, Elizabeth Whitticker released her dower, 25 Dec. 1671. (Province Deeds, N. H., 2:148b; Norfolk Co., Records, 2:245).

Samuell and Mary Wentworth of Portsmouth convey, to Job Clements of Dover, land between Nechewannuck and Cochecho, 24 Aug. 1670. (Province Deeds, 3:33b.)

James Kid of Exeter, sells, to Job Clement "ye Eldr" of Dover, several tracts of land in Dover, 27 June 1671 (Province Deeds, N. H., 3:71a).

John Reyner, sells, to Job Clements Sr. of Dover, land and buildings on Dover Neck, for 102 10s. of current money of New England or value thereof in merchandise, boards or other Currency, 24 Jan. 1672. (Province Deeds, N. H., 3:76b.)

John and Mary Partridge of Portsmouth, sell, to Job Clements, Sr., of Dover, house and land on Docters Island in Portsmouth, 21 Aug. 1672. (Province Deeds, N. H., 3:67a.)

John Reyner to Job Clements, Sr., assignment of "This lease with ye within menconed house and land," 17 Apr. 1673. (Province Deeds, N. H., 3:76b.)
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"At a meeting of the Selectmen the 27th: 12 mo: 1666 Ordered that whereas many inconveniences and damages coming upon the Towne by severall of our Inhabitants taking in severall Parsones boeth men & Women, do hierby order that none of our Inhabitants shall from henceforth admitt or Entertaine anie Inmate or sudgenes or Sarvant to be hired or taken into thear houses without giving notis to the sellecktmen or anie one of them 30 days after the Receving of anie such persons in to thear houses, uppon the Penalty of nintine shillings fine. To the Towne Besides all other damedges the Towne suffreth by such persons taken in.

(Dover Town Records.)
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WILL of JOB CLEMENTS, 4 Sep 1682 - 9 Nov 1682:

I Job Clement being weak in Body but in pfect memory doe dispose of my Estate as followeth

I make my Son Job Clement my sole heir & give to him all my houseing & lands Bills & Bonds with stock in tradeing & all my other Estate whatsoever except what is hereafter excepted

I give to my beloved wife Joanna Clement ye choice of my Houses for her to live in dureing her lifetime, together with whatsoever Estate she brought with her whether in Cattell or household goods, & she shall with ye House have ye use of ye Accom'odations of land belonging to it, & ye use of a ffeather bed dureing her life. I give to my Gran child Jane Kenney the residue of my Six Acre lott more or lesse ye one halfe of wch was formerly by mee given to her ffather, lying near ye Watch house on Dover Neck. Also I give to ye said Jane that bed wch my wife has ye use of dureing her life to come into her hands after my wives decease./ I give thirty shill-- to ye poor of ye Town & thirty shill-- to ye church ffinally I make my son Job to [be] my sole Executr willing him to pay my Debts & funerall charges And request ye Honlie Richd Waldron prsident & ye Revd mr John Pike to bee overseers to this my last Will & Testamt

In witnes to ye prmises I have set to my hand & seal
Job Clement (seal)

In prsence of us
Richard Walderne
Joshua Moody
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Notes for Margaret* DUMMER
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daughter of Thomas and Susanna DUMMER

Thomas came to America and soon returned to England where he died 1650
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MARGARET, daughter of Thomas Dummer; m. Dec. 25, 1644[Hv], JOB2 CLEMENT [ref 36:141]
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