The Plymouth Colony Archive Project

Index to Plymouth Colony
Wills and Inventories, 1670-1685


© 2001 Copyright and All Rights Reserved.
by Patricia Scott Deetz

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Introduction

The first written records of Plymouth Colony date to 1627, when Governor William Bradford commenced the first volume of Deeds, recording the garden plots laid out in 1620, the division of lands in 1623-24, and the division of cattle in 1627. The recording of wills and inventories began in 1633, with the will of Samuel Fuller, the elder, dated 30 July. All estate administration was handled through the Court at Plymouth until 1685, when a change took place in the judicial system of the Colony, and separate county court registries were created for Barnstable, Bristol and Plymouth. An additional circumstance that affected the location of estate records was a law enacted under the governorship of Sir Edmund Andros, Royal Governor of the Dominion of New England between 1686 and 1689. The law required that all estates in Plymouth Colony and the Massachusetts Bay Colony of more than 50 value were to be handled at Boston. This policy continued after the overthrow of Andros in April 1689, when Plymouth Colony entered its final years of decreasing stability until it was incorporated into Massachusetts Bay Colony on 7 October 1691, and so all Plymouth Colony estate records of 50 and above from 1685 through 1691 are to be found in the records of Suffolk County, Massachusetts.

Seventeenth century scrivener at work. From title page of the Works of John Boys, 1622

The Deetz collection of Plymouth Colony Wills and Inventories (7 volumes) has been compiled from transcripts held by Plimoth Plantation, Plymouth, Massachusetts. There are four original manuscript volumes of wills and inventories recorded during the years 1633 through 1685. The volumes are simply labeled "Wills," but contain copies of wills, inventories and other probate records. The volumes and a set of transcripts are held in the office of the Plymouth County Commissioner, adjacent to the Plymouth County Courthouse.

The core of the Plimoth Plantation collection of wills and inventories was compiled under the direction of James Deetz during the years in which he was Assistant Director of the Plantation, 1967-78. Catherine Marten was responsible for much of the transcription, but Barbara Carson transcribed part of Volume 3, and Anne Yentsch was also involved in later years. Transcriptions were made from the originals held in the Plymouth County Commissioner's Office as well as from microfilm copies that were used for the initial transcripts, which were then proofed against the original documents in the Plymouth County Court House.

The transcription of wills and inventories by Plimoth Plantation made accessible to researchers an essential resource that at the time was available only in two other places, apart from the County Commissioner's Office in Plymouth. The first was The Mayflower Descendant, a Quarterly Magazine of Pilgrim Genealogy and History published by the Massachusetts Society of Mayflower Descendants, Boston. Under the editorship of George E. Bowman, The Mayflower Descendant ("MD") published a full transcription of Volume 1 between 1889 and 1909, in MD volumes 1 through 11. The transcripts appeared in the section of the journal entitled Plymouth Colony Wills and Inventories. From 1910, only abstracts of wills and inventories in Volume 2 were published, appearing in MD volume 12, part 4 onwards. This policy did not, however, preclude Bowman from publishing in full inventories from Volumes 2, 3 or 4 according to demand from subscribers, and their willingness to pay the publication costs. By April 1916, in MD volumes 12 through 18 part 2, abstracts of all wills and inventories in the original Volume 2 had been completed. In July 1916, Bowman announced the beginning of a series of abstracts from the third volume of Wills and Inventories. By September 1937 abstracts had been published through Volume 3, Part 1, page 153. He never completed publication of Volume 3 in its entirety, or continued to Volume 4.

The transcripts that were published in The Mayflower Descendant are the first to be accessible to the general public in computerized form. In 1997 the Search & ReSearch Publishing Corporation, Wheat Ridge Colorado, made available for DOS, Windows and Macintosh a CD-ROM entitled the Mayflower Descendant Legacy. For the first time it is possible to access through a range of search features Volumes 1 through 34, 1899-1937, of The Mayflower Descendant and also Pilgrim Notes and Queries, Volumes 1 through 6, 1913-1917, and to print out copies of required material.

The University of Virginia's Plymouth Colony Archive Project, also presents a collection of searchable texts including some probate inventories and wills. The majority of inventories already published on our web site have been made available from a collection, mainly obtained from Plimoth Plantation, which Mary Ellin D'Agostino, of the Department of Anthropology, University of California at Berkeley, had scanned and edited into computer files as part of her doctoral research.

The second set of Plymouth Wills and Inventories to be compiled was at Pilgrim Hall, Plymouth, headquarters of the Pilgrim Society, in a separate project in the 1950's. The project was the basis for an unpublished 150p manuscript, Pilgrim Possessions as told by their Wills and Inventories, by Richard B. Bailey, Director of the Society at the time. Bailey had transcriptions made of the wills and inventories through 1659, from those published in The Mayflower Descendant, and then the different items listed in each will and/or inventory were classified under a set of headings which he devised, with the object of making the contents more accessible to scholars. The material was typed and bound into three volumes housed in the library of the Pilgrim Society.

In 1996, for the first time, some of the original Plymouth Colony Wills and Inventories were published in a single volume. Volumes 1 and 2, 1633 to 1669, appeared under the title Plymouth Colony Wills and Inventories, Vol. 1: 1633-1669, edited by C.H. Simmons (Picton Press, 1996). Volumes 3 and 4, 1670 through 1685, remain unpublished. Apart from the transcripts held at the office of the Plymouth County Commissioners in Plymouth, the only other complete sets which are available to researchers are those at Plimoth Plantation, where the library holds two sets of transcripts of the unpublished Plymouth Colony Wills and Inventories, volumes 3 and 4, 1670 through 1685. We hope to make the contents of the seven volumes of the Deetz collection available through future publication on this web site.

Notes on the Compilation of the Index

The date given in the index is, wherever possible, the date on which the inventory of the decedent was taken by the appraisers. The decision to follow this arrangement is based on the fact that the inventory was normally taken shortly after the death of a person, and as death dates are not always available, this provides, as it were, a terminus post quem for the artifacts contained in a household. If there is no appraisal date, usually that chosen will be the date on which the inventory was exhibited to the Court.

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Wills are noted in the index before inventories although there are a few wills where no inventory of the possessions of the decedent appears to have been recorded, and quite often there are inventories, but no wills. Either none were made, or the inventories were not recorded by the clerk of the court. Some wills are nuncupative, i.e. made verbally by the testator, not in writing. These were later dictated or written down by someone who was present and could swear to the mind and will of the testator.

Occasionally there are letters of administration. After the death of a person, their will and an inventory of their possessions had to be proved by the Governor and Assistants at the next Court after their death, provided it was not in the same month that they died. Letters of administration would then be granted to the executor so that the estate could settled. If someone did not make a will, they died intestate, and after an inventory of their possessions had been taken the Court gave legal authority to someone, usually the wife, husband or close relative, through letters of administration, to settle the estate.

In the index, for ease of reference, the year in which a document was recorded is strictly according to the Gregorian calendar year, so where the date in the original document may read 15 January 1673/74, the year is simply given as 1674.

The town in which a decedent lived is sometimes given in the will or inventory. Where there is no indication, the information has been supplied from the Plymouth Colony Probate Guide: Where to find Wills and Related Data for 800 People of Plymouth Colony, 1620-1691. It was compiled by Ruth Wilder Sherman and Robert S. Wakefield, and published by the Plymouth Colony Research Group, Warwick, R.I. in 1983.

Guide to Dates and Terminology Used in the Wills & Inventories

Dates. Although we have used a simple dating system in the index, it is essential to become familiar with the system of dating in use in the seventeenth century, as the Plymouth Colony records were written when the Julian calendar, introduced by Julius Caesar in 46 BC, was the method of computing time followed by England, and her colonies. There were 365 days to the year, every fourth having 366 days. Due to errors in computation, in which one day extra every 128 years had been accumulated, in March 1582 Pope Gregory XIII corrected the Julian calendar, adding ten days to it, reckoning October 5 1582 to be October 15, and so introducing a new system which became known as the Gregorian calendar, which is still used today by western countries. The New Style, as it is called, was adopted by most Catholic countries, and by some Protestant from 1 January 1583, but England and her colonies did not adopt the new calendar until 1 January 1752, 169 years later. To complicate matters, in England, from the twelfth century, the ecclesiastical year had commenced on March 25 (Conception Day), and from the fourteenth century civilians had also adopted March 25 as the start of the civil and legal year, and this mode of expressing dates is known as the Old Style, as opposed to the New Style. What this comes down to, is that in Plymouth Colony the year was reckoned from March 25 through March 24, and so an event occurring on 27 February 1673 in the Gregorian calendar (and our modern calendar) would be in the Julian calendar year 1672.

The editors of the published Plymouth Colony Records introduced marginal double dates for events which took place between 1 January and 24 March inclusive, to make it quite clear as to the civil or historical year in which something took place. For example, the General Court held historically at Plymouth on 7 March 1637 is written as 1636-7. 1636 indicates the legal year in which the Court was held, and 1637 is the historical year in which it took place.

As March was the first month of the English ecclesiastical, civil and legal year, it was sometimes written as such in a document. January and February were the eleventh and twelfth months respectively. Thus January 1636-37 was the eleventh month of the legal year of 1636-37, but the following March was first Month of 1637-38, and the third month of the historical year of 1638.

Li or li. The monetary system in use in Plymouth Colony was English, and appraisers' values in the inventories are set out in pounds, shillings and pence, the columns often being headed as follows: "Li or li, s d" or " s d." At times a monetary amount will be written in the text using Roman numerals, as, for example, "xlli," which should be read as 40. The convention L before a numeral is also used, for example L100 meaning 100. Shillings are written as 10s = 10 shillings, and pence as 11d = eleven pence. There are twelve pence to a shilling, twenty shillings to a pound.

Roman numerals

  • i, ii, iii, iv, v, vi, vii, viii, ix, x = 1 through 10

  • xi, xii, xiii, xiv, xv, xvi, xvii, xviii, xix, xx = 11 though 20, etc.

  • X = 10

  • XX = 20

  • XXX = 30

  • XL= 40

  • L = 50

  • LX = 60

  • C = 100

  • D = 500

  • M = 1000

  • X to the left = 10 less than, so MDCXL reads 1640.

  • X to the right = 10 more than, so LXX = 70.

  • In the seventeenth century, the last Roman numeral when it is a one, is almost always written as a 'j,' so iij = 3, and xxijli should be read as 22.

Copies of Plymouth Colony wills and probate inventories from 1670 onwards that have not been published on our website may be requested in writing from the Plymouth County Commissioner's Office, 11 South Russell Street, Plymouth, MA 02360. The current cost is $.50 a sheet.


Wills & Inventories, 1670-1685


~ A ~

Last nameFirst nameTitleTownWill or InventoryDate
AllenThomasBarnstableWill
Inventory
2/28/1676
3/5/1680
AndrewsHenryTauntonInventory
Inventory of Lands
Settlement
10/27/1676
5/29/1677
no date
AnnableAnthonyBarnstable Will
Inventory
2/24/1673
6/18/1674
AnnableSamuelBarnstableInventory9/2/1678
AnnadownRogerRehobothInventory11/20/1673
AustinJonasJr. TauntonInventory
Inventory of Lands
10/27/1676
3/7/1677

~ B ~

Last nameFirst nameTitleTownWill or InventoryDate
BaconElizabethBarnstableWill
Inventory
3/6/1677
3/7/1677
BaconNathanielSr.BarnstableInventory10/29/1673
Baker Nicholas PastorScituateWill
Inventory
Appraisal
Appraisal
Testimony
6/15/1678
8/28/1678
10/8/1678
10/11/1678
10/29/1678
BangsEdwardSr.Eastham Will
Agreement
10/19/1677
3/5/1678
BarnabeyJamesPlymouthInventory10/30/1677
BarlowGeorge Sandwich Will
Inventory
8/4/1684
10/24/1684
BarnesJohn PlymouthWill
Inventory
3/6/1668
8/30/1671
BartlettJohn RehobothInventory2/26/1685
BartlettMosesBoston/Manomoy Inventory11/27/1678
BartlettRobertPlymouthWill
Inventory
9/19/1676
10/29/1676
BassettWilliam Sandwich Inventory 8/9/1670
Beare Richard Marshfield Will
Inventory
12/4/1673
1/6/1674
Beere RobertRehoboth Inventory5/24/1677
BellJamesTauntonInventory 3/5/1677
Benitt/Bewitt George Sandwich Will
Inventory
11/2/1675
11/15/1675
BerryRichardYarmouth Will
Inventory
9/12/1681
10/13/1681
BiddleJosephMarshfieldWill4/17/1671
BlackmoreWilliam ScituateInventory7/6/1676
BlackstoneWilliam Study Hill, RI Inventory 5/8/1675
Blish/Blush AbrahamBarnstable Will
Inventory
4/17/1682
9/4/1683
BobbettEdwardSr.TauntonInventory 3/6/1677
BourneJobSandwichInventory 1/30/1677
BourneJohnMarshfieldWill
Inventory
11/27/1684
1/26/1685
BourneRichard Sandwich Inventory Oct. 1682
BourneSarah WidowBarnstableWillno date
BowenRichardSr.Rehoboth Will
Inventory
6/4/1675
6/4/1675
BradfordAlice Sr.Plymouth Will
Inventory
12/29/1669
3/31/1670
BrentonWilliam Newport, RI Will
Inventory
2/9/1674
2/9/1674
Brett WilliamElder BridgewaterWill
Inventory
11/25/1681
12/29/1681
Brewster Nathaniel Duxbury Inventory
Will
10/11/1676
11/2/1676
Brook William ScituateWill
Inventory
3/6/1683
1/24/1683
Brown John Duxbury Will6/5/1684
BrowneDorothyWidowSwansea Will12/7/1668
BrowneJames & DorothySwansea InventoryMarch 1674
Bryant/BriantJohn Sr. ScituateWill
Inventory
9/24/1684
2/11/1685
BucklandBenjaminRehoboth Inventory
Letters of Administration
6/17/1676
7/10/1677
BundeyJohn Sr.TauntonWill
Inventory
10/29/1681
10/29/1681
Burg ThomasSr.Sandwich Will
Inventory
4/4/1684
2/7/1685
Burrowes John MarshfieldInventory 7/7/1676
BursellJamesYarmouthInventory 10/11/1676
Burt(t) James Sr.TauntonWill
Inventory
1/21/1678
10/10/1680
ButterworthSamuel RehobothWill
Inventory
10/13/1684
12/12/1684

~ C ~

Last nameFirst nameTitleTownWill or InventoryDate
CarpenterJosephSwansea Will
Inventory
5/3/1676
11/2/1676
Carpenter MargaretSwansea Inventory 10/4/1676
Carpenter SamuelSr.Rehoboth Inventory 2/27/1683
CarverJohnMarshfieldInventory6/28/1679
Cary John Sr.BridgewaterWill
Inventory
12/16/1681
11/04/1681
Chadwell RichardSandwichWill
Inventory
11/22/1681
1/9/1682
ChaffeeThomasSwansea Will
Inventory
7/25/1680
5/11/1683
Chambers RichardenScituateWill
Inventory
11/18/1672
10/23/1673
ChandlerSamuelDuxbury Inventory 11/17/1683
Chapman Ralph Sr.Marshfield Will
Inventory
Depositions
11/28/1671
1/17/1672
6/6/1672
ChettendenIsaac ScituateInventory10/23/1676
ClaghornJames Sr.YarmouthWill
Inventory
6/11/1683
7/21/1683
Clapp EliezerBarnstableInventory 6/12/1676
Clapp ThomasSr. ScituateWill
Inventory
4/19/1684
5/29/1684
Cobb EdwardTauntonInventory10/4/1675
Cobb GershomMiddleburyInventory 10/4/1675
Cobb Henry ElderBarnstable Will
Codicil
Inventory
4/4/1673
2/22/1679
no date
Cole JohnPortsmouth, RI Inventory12/5/1676
Coleman JosephScituateWill
Inventory
6/30/1674
11/9/1674
CollamerPeterSr.ScituateWill
Inventory
1/16/1684
6/14/1684
CombeFrancis MiddleburyInventory1/5/1683
Cooke Jacob Sr.PlymouthWill
Inventory
12/11/1675
12/18/1675
CookeJosiasEastham Will
Inventory
Testimony
9/22/1673
10/20/1673
11/29/1673 ff.
Cooleey JamesRehoboth? Inventory 5/30/1679
Coomes DanielScituateWill
Inventory
1/1/1684
3/1/1684
CooperJohn Barnstable Will
Will exhibited
12/28/1676
2/25/1684
CooperNathanielRehoboth Inventory
Settlement
6/22/1677
7/10/1677
Cory WilliamPortsmouthWill1/4/1682
Cotterell Nicholas Sr.TauntonWill
Inventory
Feb., 1681
2/9/1681
CrispGeorge Eastham Will
Settlement
Inventory
6/8/1682
6/8/1682
9/30/1682
Crow/CrowellElvertonYarmouth Will
Inventory
12/23/1681
2/21/1684
Crow WilliamPlymouth Will11/2/1683
CudworthJamesMajor ScituateWill
Inventory
9/15/1681
6/20/1682
CurticeJohn Sr. ScituateInventory2/20/1680

~ D ~

Last nameFirst nameTitleTownWill or InventoryDate
DamonJohn Jr.ScituateInventory
Settlement
10/23/1676
no date
DamonJohn Sgt.ScituateInventory 10/23/1676
Davis DolarBarnstableWill9/13/1672
Davis Nicholas BarnstableInventory 7/13/1673
Dean Alice TauntonAgreement 10/22/1677
DeanAlice & IsraelTauntonInventory 10/26/1677
DeanIsraelLieut.TauntonWill8/7/1677
DelanoPhillip Sr.Duxbury Will (Memo)
Inventory
no date
3/4/1682
DickseyJohn Swansea Will
Inventory
9/21/1673
5/20/1674
DodsonAnthonyScituateInventory6/26/1682
DogedJohn PlymouthWill
Inventory
5/13/1673
5/26/1673
Dotey/Doten ThomasPlymouthWill
Inventory
12/4/1678
1/28/1679
DunhamDanielPlymouthWill
Inventory
Deposition
Deposition
1/18/1678
2/18/1678
3/6/1678
3/6/1678

~ E ~

Last nameFirst nameTitleTownWill or InventoryDate
Eaton SamuelMiddleburyInventory10/20/1684
EldredRobertYarmouth Inventory1/18/1683
EllisJohn Lieut.Sandwich Inventory
Additional Inventory
5/23/1677
6/5/1677
EnsigneJohn Jr.ScituateWill
Inventory
7/5/1676
10/24/1676
EvanceWilliamTauntonInventory9/15/1671

~ F ~

Last nameFirst nameTitleTownWill or InventoryDate
Fallowell John Plymouth Inventory3/6/1676
Fallowell KatherenPlymouthWill
Inventory
3/29/1673
6/7/1673
Ford WilliamSr.Marshfield Will
Inventory
9/12/1676
10/18/1676
Freeman Edmond Sr.Sandwich Will
Inventory
6/21/1682
10/4/1682
FullerJohn Rehoboth Inventory 9/16/1676
Fuller Matthew Barnstable Will
Inventory
7/25/1678
8/22/1678
Fuller SamuelLieut. Barnstable Will
Inventory
8/2/1675
6/3/1676
FullerSamuel Rehoboth Inventory8/29/1676
Fuller SamuelSr.Barnstable Will
Inventory
10/29/1683
11/14/1683

~ G ~

Last nameFirst nameTitleTownWill or InventoryDate
GilbertThomasSr.TauntonInventory
Letters of Administration
Settlement of Estate
7/5/1671

GoodspeedBenjaminBarnstableWill
Inventory
10/18/1677
9/25/1677
GoodspeedNathaniel Barnstable Inventory5/23/1670
GorumDesireBarnstableInventory 8/3/1683
GorumJohn Capt.Yarmouth Inventory
Orders
2/29/1676
[3/7/1676]
Gray John Yarmouth Inventory2/10/1674
Green HenryTauntonInventory10/20/1676

~ H ~

Last nameFirst nameTitleTownWill or InventoryDate
Hall Edward Rehoboth Will
Inventory
6/4/1671
Mar., 1671
HallGeorge TauntonWill
Inventory
10/29/1669
2/8/1670
HallettAndrewYarmouth Will
Inventory
3/14/1683
5/19/1684
HallettJohn ScituateWill
Inventory
8/31/1669
1/7/1675
Hammer John Sr. ScituateWill
Inventory
12/4/1676
3/2/1677
Hatch ThomasScituateInventoryAug. 1684
Hayward ThomasSr.BridgewaterWill
Inventory
6/7/1681
3/8/1681
HedgeWilliamCapt. Yarmouth Will
Inventory
6/30/1670
7/15/1670
HewesJohn ScituateWill2/22/1675
Hoare Elizabeth WidowYarmouth Will
Inventory
5/20/1680
10/21/1680
Holloway ElishaTauntonInventory 1/11/1679
HolmesIsrael MarshfieldInventory5/9/1685
HolmesJohn TeacherDuxbury Will
Inventory
12/16/1675
3/4/1676
HolmesWilliamMarshfieldWill
Inventory
3/4/1678
11/25/1678
HowesSarah WidowYarmouth Will
Inventory
2/26/1683
3/17/1683
HowesThomasCapt.YarmouthWill
Inventory
1/15/1676
12/26/1676
HowlandArthurMarshfieldWill
Inventory
7/3/1674
12/11/1675
HowlandHenryDuxbury Will
Inventory
11/28/1670
1/14/1671
Howland JohnPlymouthWill
Inventory
5/29/1672
3/3/1673
HowlandMargaret WidowMarshfield Will
Inventory
1/19/1684
1/25/1684
HowlandMary WidowDuxbury?Will5/8/1674
HowlandZoethDartmouth Inventory
Settlement
6/7/1676
7/3/1678
HuckensJohn BarnstableInventory12/27/1678
HuckingsThomasSr.BarnstableInventory 2/10/1680
Hunt Peter Jr. Rehoboth Inventory
Disposal of Estate
9/20/1676
10/31/1677
Hunt ThomasDuxbury Inventory3/5/1677
HurstGartherewWidowPlymouth Inventory5/30/1670
Hyland/Hiland Samuel ScituateWill10/30/1677
Hyland/HilandThomasSr. ScituateWill
Inventory
2/14/1682
5/3/1683

~ J ~

Last nameFirst nameTitleTownWill or InventoryDate
Jackson Samuel ScituateWill8/28/1682
JamesJohn ScituateInventory
Debts
10/22/1679
no date
JenkinsJohn Sandwich Inventory10/28/1684
Jones RobertSwansea Inventory [1676]

~ K ~

Last nameFirst nameTitleTownWill or InventoryDate
Kingsley Eldad Rehoboth Will
Inventory
8/28/1679
9/23/1679
Kingsley John Rehoboth Will
Inventory
11/2/1677
2/26/1679
Knapp Aron TauntonWill
Inventory
6/15/1674
10/15/1674
Knott MarthaWidowSandwich Will
Inventory
3/5/1674
1/1/1674
Knowles JamesEastham? Inventory10/10/1678
Knowles JohnEastham Inventory3/8/1676

~ L ~

Last nameFirst nameTitleTownWill or InventoryDate
Launder ThomasScituateInventory 11/15/1675
Leahfield Experience ScituateInventory 10/29/1673
LeeMary BarnstableInventory Oct., 1681
LetticeThomasPlymouthWill10/25/1681
Lewis GeorgeJr.BarnstableInventory
Settlement
12/18/1683
2/25/1684
Lewis John Sr. BarnstableWill
Inventory
7/3/1676
5/2/1676
Lewis JosephSwansea Inventory [3/15/1677]
Lewis Nathaniel Swansea Will
Inventory
10/7/1683
10/29/1683
LinckonThomas TauntonWill
Inventory
8/28/1683
10/14/1683
Little ThomasSr.MarshfieldWill
Inventory
5/17/1671
4/4/1672
Little ThomasSr.MarshfieldWill2/19/1676
Lucas ThomasPlymouthInventory1/15/1679
Lumpkin William Yarmouth Will
Inventory
7/23/1668
1/29/1671

~ M ~

Last nameFirst nameTitleTownWill or InventoryDate
MacomberWilliam MarshfieldInventory5/27/1670
MakepeaceWilliam TauntonInventory 10/30/1680
MartinAbrahamRehoboth Will
Inventory
9/9/1669
9/13/1670
MasonSampson Rehoboth Will
Inventory
10/22/1672
10/27/1676
May George Swansea Inventory
Boston Inventory
8/26/1681
10/28/1681
MaycomberMatthew TauntonWill
Inventory
12/8/1675
12/27/1676
Mayo John Yarmouth Inventory
Agreement
6/1/1676
6/15/1676
MerrittJohn ScituateInventory3/15/1677
MillardJohn Jr. RehobothInventory6/20/1684
MortonJohnMiddleburyInventory
Orders
10/11/1673
10/29/1673
Myles John Preacher Swansea Will
Inventory
12/22/1682
5/18/[1683]

~ N ~

Last nameFirst nameTitleTownWill or InventoryDate
Nash SamuelDuxbury Will6/2/1681
NelsonMarthaWidowPlymouthInventory 3/7/1684
NelsonWilliamSr. PlymouthWill
Inventory
10/31/1679
12/151679
Newman NoahPastorRehobothWill
Inventory
4/13/1678
5/9/1678
Nicarson Nicholas Yarmouth Inventory 3/26/1681

~ O ~

Last nameFirst nameTitleTownWill or InventoryDate
Ormsbey JacobRehoboth Inventory
Settlement
4/14/1677
7/10/1677
OtisJohnScituateWill
Addition
Inventory
1/11/1683
1/14/1683
2/25/1683

~ P ~

Last nameFirst nameTitleTownWill or InventoryDate
Paine Alice TauntonWill
Inventory
6/5/1672
1/20/1683
Paine StephenSr.Rehoboth Will
Inventory
7/18/1679
9/11/1679
PaineSteven Jr. Rehoboth Inventory
Settlement
5/16/1678
no date
Palmer John Sr.ScituateWill
Inventory
2/11/1675
2/21/1676
PalmerSamuelScituateInventory
Agreemnent
9/20/1676
10/20/1676
Palmer William DartmouthInventory 6/3/1679
ParkerSamuelSr. BridgewaterWill
Inventory
10/29/1684
11/11/1684
ParkerWilliam ScituateWill
Inventory
7/1/1684
10/30/1684
Peaks Judith WidowScituateWill
Inventory
9/5/1685
10/14/1685
Peaks William ScituateWill
Inventory
10/31/1682
2/14/1683
Pearce/Peirce MichaelCapt.ScituateWill
Inventory
Addition
1/15/1675
4/20/1676
10/18/76
Peck NathanielSwansea Inventory 9/14/1676
PerrenJohn Sr. RehobothWill
Inventory
6/18/1674
11/25/1674
Perrey/Perry AnthonyRehoboth Will
Inventory
2/20/1682
3/15/1683
PetcockGeorgeScituateWill11/27/1670
Phillips FaithMarshfield Will
Letters of Administration
12/12/1675
6/8/1675
PhillipsJamesTauntonInventory
Settlement
7/5/1677
no date
PhillipsThomas Yarmouth Inventory12/08/1673
PointingThomasTauntonInventory7/5/1680
Pope ThomasDartmouthWill
Inventory
7/9/1683
8/4/1683
Pratt BenajahPlymouthInventory
Settlement
6/6/1682
6/6/1682
Prence/Prince ThomasEsq. PlymouthWill
Inventory
3/28/1673
4/23/1673

~ R ~

Title
Last nameFirst nameTitleTownWill or InventoryDate
Ramsden JosephPlymouth Inventory5/25/1674
Read/ReedJohn Jr. Rehoboth Inventory
Settlement
6/1/1676
no date
RedwayJamesRehobothInventory2/1/1677
RedwayJamesRehoboth Will
Inventory
7/26/1677
6/4/1684
Rew Edward TauntonWill
Inventory
7/18/1678
8/12/1678
Richmond JohnTauntonDischarges 1671
RickardGyles Sr.PlymouthWill
Inventory
1/8/1685
2/6/1685
RickardJohn Sr.Plymouth Inventory7/4/1678
RockettJosephRehobothWill
Inventory
7/28/1683
10/5/1683
RogersJamesEastham TownWill or InventoryDate
Ramsden JosephPlymouth Inventory5/25/1674
Read/ReedJohn Jr. Rehoboth Inventory
Settlement
6/1/1676
no date
RedwayJamesRehobothInventory2/1/1677
RedwayJamesRehoboth Will
Inventory
7/26/1677
6/4/1684
Rew Edward TauntonWill
Inventory
7/18/1678
8/12/1678
Richmond JohnTauntonDischarges 1671
RickardGyles Sr.PlymouthWill
Inventory
1/8/1685
2/6/1685
RickardJohn Sr.Plymouth Inventory7/4/1678
RockettJosephRehobothWill
Inventory
7/28/1683
10/5/1683
RogersJamesEastham Inventory
Settlement
5/6/1678
no date
RogersJoseph Sr., Lieut.Eastham Inventory
Testimony
1/15/1678
3/5/1678
RogersThomas Eastham Inventory 8/7/1678
Rouse John Sr. MarshfieldWill
Inventory
5/31/1682
1/5/1685
RowleyHenrySaconesettInventoryJuly, 1673
Russell Samuel ScituateWill
Inventory
3/7/1676 or 3/8/1676
5/6/1676
RyderSamuelSr.Yarmouth Will
Inventory
11/20/1679
12/9/1679

~ S ~

Last nameFirst nameTitleTownWill or InventoryDate
Saberry/SeaburySamuel Duxbury Will
Inventory
9/21/1680
10/27/1681
Sabine NehemiahRehoboth Inventory6/1/1676
Salsbery SusannaWidowSwansea Inventory 9/16/1684
SamsonHenryDuxbury Will
Inventory
12/24/1684
12/24/1684
SampsonSamuel Duxbury Inventory
Settlement
6/28/1678
no date
Sares RichardYarmouth Will
Confirmation
Additional Testimony
Inventory
5/10/1667
2/3/1676
3/5/1676
10/8/1676
SavageJohn Rehoboth Inventory8/20/1678
SavoryThomasSr. PlymouthWill
Inventory
4/6/1674
1/28/1676
SerjeantWilliam BarnstableWill
Inventory
3/9/1680
2/26/1683
ShaneThomasBarnstableWill
Inventory
6/25/1672
5/2/1672
Sherman William MarshfieldInventory12/30/1680
Sison RichardDartmouth Will
Inventory
10/18/1683
11/15/1683
SmithFrancis TauntonWill
Inventory
2/22/1679
9/13/1679
Smith HenryEnsignRehoboth Inventory
Settlement
3/22/1678
no date
Smith John Jr.Eastham Inventory2/26/1679
SmithRichard & RuthSandwich Inventory 10/13/1684
SnowNicholas Sr. Eastham Will
Inventory
11/14/1676
3/22/1677
Soane/Zoanes William ScituateWill8/21/1671
SouleGeorgeDuxbury Will
Inventory
8/11/1677
1/22/1680
SouthworthConstant Esq. Duxbury Will
Inventory
2/27/1679
3/15/1679
SouthworthThomasCapt. Plymouth Will
Inventory
11/18/1669
3/1/1670
SpragueJohnDuxbury Inventory6/3/1676
Spooner William DartmouthWill
Inventory
3/8/1684
3/14/1684
StockbridgeCharlesScituateInventory 2/23/1684
Sturgis EdwardJr. BarnstableWill
Inventory
11/15/1678
5/24/1679
SturgisSamuelYarmouth Inventory11/3/1674
Sutton John Rehoboth Inventory 6/1/1672
Sutton Julian WidowRehoboth Will
Inventory
4/25/1678
6/18/1678
Symons/Simmons MosesJr.ScituateWill
Inventory
Inventory
12/17/1676
3/5/1677
2/17/1672

~ T ~

Last nameFirst nameTitleTownWill or InventoryDate
TaylorRichardYarmouth Inventory 12/13/1673
ThacherJudahYarmouth Inventory1/5/1677
ThomasNathanielCapt. MarshfieldInventory3/1/1675
Thresher ChristopherTauntonWill
Inventory
7/13/1678
5/27/1679
Tilden JosephScituateWill
Inventory
5/12/1670
5/31/1670
Tilson JohnScituateWill10/29/1673
Tinkham/TincomEphraimSr.Plymouth Will
Inventory
1/17/1683
5/20/1685
Tisdall/TisdaleJohn Sr. TauntonWill
Inventory
Agreement
Settlement
Agreement
11/2/1676
11/2/1676
6/4/1677
6/4/1677
6/5/1677
TisdallJohn Jr. TauntonInventory2/5/1678
Trevant/TreuantJosephMarshfieldInventory5/15/1685
TrevantMorrisMarshfieldWill
Inventory
12/31/1678
5/15/1685
TurnerHumphreyScituateWill6/5/1673
TurnerJohnBarnstable DepositionsJuly, 1671

~ W ~

Last nameFirst nameTitleTownWill or InventoryDate
Wade Nicholas ScituateWill
Inventory
2/7/1683
3/11/1684
WadsworthChristopher Duxbury Will
Inventory
7/31/1677
6/7/1681
WalkerPhillip DeaconRehoboth Inventory10/10/1679
WalleyThomasJr. SandwichWill
Inventory
5/6/1672
6/7/1672
WalleyThomasPastor BarnstableWill
Inventory
12/10/1677
3/30/1678
Wells IsackeBarnstableWill
Inventory
6/25/1673
12/24/1673
WellsMargaretBarnstableInventory8/24/1675
Wetherell Samuel ScituateInventory3/4/1684
WetherellWilliamPastorScituateWill
Inventory
3/9/1684
5/21/1684
Wheaton Samuel Swansea InventoryFeb. 1684
WhitneyThomas PlymouthWill
Inventory
March 1674
March 1674
WillettThomasCapt.MarshfieldWill
Inventory
Orders
4/26/1671
8/25/1674
11/25/1674
WilliamsonTimothySr. Marshfield Will
Inventory
Declaration
Court Ruling
6/20/1676
10/20/1676
11/2/1676
7/9/1681
Williamson Timothy Marshfield Inventory9/22/1682
Wing John Jr.Yarmouth Inventory 6/9/1683
Willis Richard Plymouth Inventory1/28/1679
Winslow JonathanMarshfield Inventory10/11/1676
Winslow JosiahMarshfield Will
Inventory
4/12/1673
12/17/1674
Winslow Josiah Esq. PlymouthWill
Inventory
7/2/1675
6/1/1681
Winslow Kenelm Marshfield Will
Inventory
8/8/1672
9/25/1672
Winter ChristopherScituateWill
Inventory
9/6/1680
12/31/1683
WoodHenryMiddleburyInventory9/30/1670
Wood/AtwoodJohnSr. PlymouthWill
Inventory
11/22/1675
1/26/1676
Wood/AtwoodJohn Jr.PlymouthInventory 3/06/1676
Wood/Atwood John MiddleburyWill
Inventory
Orders
4/13/1673
5/29/1673
10/29/1673
Wood/Atwood Jonathan PlymouthWill
Inventory
2/22/1676
4/5/1676
WoodfieldEstherScituateWill
Inventory
5/27/1672
6/5/1672
WordenPeterYarmouth Will
Inventory
1/9/1680
1/21/1681
WrightJohnPlymouth Will
Inventory
12/7/1675
6/8/1676

~ Y ~

Last nameFirst nameTitleTownWill or InventoryDate
Yates/YeatesJohn Eastham Inventory 6/19/1682
Young George ScituateInventory10/16/1672


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