NameEdward Sturgis
Birth10 Apr 1642, Charleston, Suffolk, MA359,234,271
Death8 Dec 1678, Yarmouth, Barnstable, MA279,265,452,262,246,276
FatherEdward C. Sturgis (ca1613-1695)
MotherElizabeth Hinckley (<1617-1691)
Birth5 May 1646, Marshfield, Plymouth, MA235,264,234,279,265,270,271,272,262,273,274,275,237,246,276,277,283,278
Death12 Mar 1714/1715, Yarmouth, Barnstable, MA264,279,265,270,452,271,275,276
FatherJohn Gorham Capt. (<1620-<1675)
MotherDesire Howland (ca1625-1683)
Marriageca 1663, Yarmouth, Barnstable, MA359,184,279,265,270,271
ChildrenDesire (ca1666-1749)
Notes for Edward Sturgis
He was also said to have been born “say 1639; m. by about 1664 Temperance Gprham, daughter of John Gorham [Howland Gen 1:14-17].” 419

Per "Mayflower Increasings through 3 Generations" by Susan Roser, 1989, Pg. 84: Probably was born in Charleston, married in Yarmouth.

He was also said to have died 8 Nov 1678.359, 271

He was also said to have been born 10 April 1624.452, 283

Edward Jr. “is first referred to in the Plymouth Colony Records in March 1663 when the amount of liquor imported by Edward and his two sons is mentioned (4-52), the terms Senior and Junior indicating that Edward, the son, had then grown to manhood. From 1663 to 1678 Edward Sturgis Jr. is mentioned in various records until his death December 8, 1678. About November 12, 1678, he made a nuncupative will which was written down on November 15, 1678 and witnessed by his mother, Elizabeth Sturgis, John Sunderland and Joseph Gorham and on June 3, 1679, was probated, these three making oath to the above facts. This will gave one third of his estate to his wife and two thirds to be equally divided among all his children except that his son Joseph Sturgis was to have 20 pounds more than the rest, and his daughter Desire Sturgis was to have his silver tankard. His property was inventoried at over 900 pounds (Plymouth Colony Record). On March 2, 1679-80 Mr. (Thomas)Hinckley, Mr. Barnabas Lothrop and Mr. John Miller were appointed to divide the estate among the widow, Temperence Baxter and the children, the widow to have one third and two thirds equally to the children, except the eldest son to have 20 pounds more (Plym. Col. Rec., Vol. 6, pages 32, 33). It is to be noted that here again, as in the case of Samuel, governor Hinckley is brought in to superintend the administration of the estate, certainly strong evidence of relationship as he does not appear to have acted in that capacity for other families. . . . On the 5th of April 1694 partition of the real estate of Edward Sturgis Jr. was made between his four sons, Joseph, Edward, James and Samuel, the land being said to contain about 100 acres (Barnstable Probate Records, Vol. 1, page 98) and the commissioners were Mr. Jeremiah Howes, Mr. John Miller, Joseph Rider, John Rider Sr. and Jonathan Hallett.”265

“Edward Sturgis, Junior’s will was nuncupative, or verbally given by him, and was communicated to the court held at Plymouth 3 June, 1679. He gave to his wife one-third of his estate, and the other two-thirds to his children, only to his son Joseph twenty pounds more than to the rest, and to Mr. Thornton twenty-one shillings, and to Joseph Gorham five pounds in silver, and to his daughter Desire his silver tankard as a token of his love. The will was witnessed by John Sunderland, Joseph Gorham, and Elizabeth Sturgis, mother of the deceased, before John Freeman, Assistant, the date being 15 Nov. 1678. It appears by well-authenticated records, that there were two committees appointed by the probate court at Barnstable, under different dates, to appraise and divide the property, the first being Mr. Hinckley, Mr. Barnabas Laythrop, and Mr. Miller; the last, Jeremiah Howes, John Miller, Joseph Rider, John Rider, Sr., and Jonathan Hallet. The decree of the court added to the widow’s part ‘the negro,’ toward ‘the bringing up of the children,’ Temperance Sturgis and her second husband, Thomas Baxter, giving security therefore, and having ‘the improvements of the estate unto the children come of age.’ The estate was valued at nine hundred pounds-a large one for the time. It was divided, 13 April, 1694, among Joseph, Edward, James and Samuel Sturgis.” 452, 262
“The Sturgis house in Yarmouth was standing in 1905. The owner then told Mr. George Winslow Thacher, that she intended to pull it down. It was on the north side of the state road, about a quarter of a mile east of the road to South Dennis. from previous to 1860 to 1890 it was owned and occupied by Hannah Crowell.” 262

“5 Apr. 1694, partition of the real estate of Edward Sturgis, Jr. was made between his four sons Joseph, Edward, James and Samuel, the land containing about 100 acres. (Barnstable Probate Records Vol. 1, p. 98. Otis says he resided near the first meeting house in Yarmouth. “ 246

“Edward Sturges” is listed in the List of those able to bear Arms in New Plymouth for “Yarmouth. 1643”.
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