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Page 4 - ... parts ; and two parts to be divided among my children, and the third to be hers. I doe by this will give power to these two my friends herein mentioned, namely William Neadam and Tho. fibster, to take the care and oversight of all this my estate for my wife and children good, according to your best wisdom to be ordered. dated the 10th, 2d month, 1654.
Page 4 - ... following is a copy of his will, as witnessed by Wm. Scant and Hannah H. Harbor. " The will of Thomas Jewell of Brantray, while he Is yet in perfect memory. My Soule I commit into the hands of Almighty God in ye mediation of Jesus Christ, and my body to the dust. All ye Estate whch God hath given me I doe give to my wife for to...
Page 4 - Mount," was Mt. Wollaston ; first settled in 1625, and named from Capt. Wollaston; incorporated as Braintree in 1640; Quincy was set off in 1792, and Kandolph in 1793. The tract was laid to Boston by the General Court or Legislature, in 1634 ; and Dec. llth of that year the inhabitants after a lecture chose seven men who should divide these lands to those that might improve them, at the rate of 4 acres to each person in the family ; gratuitously to citizens of Boston, and for three shillings per...
Page 3 - European family ; but various circumstances coincide to render it most likely that he was from the same original stock as Bishop John Jewell, who was born in the north of Devonshire in 1522, and died in 1571. The name has been written Jule, Joyell, Jewel, then Jewell.
Page 4 - Griggs agreed to bring up Jewell's children, of which there were several, both sons and daughters, and all under age. She was soon left again a widow ; as administration was granted to Grisell Griggs, on the estate of her late husband Humphrey Griggs, Aug. 18, 1657.
Page 4 - The 24th day, 2d mo., 1639. Also there is granted to Thomas Jewell, of the Mount, Miller, for three heads, 12 acres, upon the covenant of three shillings per acre.
Page 30 - Archibald, b. Apr. 8, 1716, at Plainfield, Ct.; d. Dudley, Mass., of small pox, Dec. 26, 1777. 595 Martha, b. Mar. 12, 1718, at Plainfield, Ct. ; d. in 1734.
Page 29 - John ; but we think erroneously, for reasons such as the following, viz. John Jewell's name does not occur in any known records of that early date ; and Farmer gives it as Joseph. The records of Stow date the birth of John's children from 1 726 to 1732.
Page 30 - Rachel, which last was drowned at the age of 15. *591 Joseph, b. Sept. 1, 1708 ; d. Dudley, Mass., over 80. 592 Elizabeth, b. May 31, 1711, at Boston; never married. *593 Nathaniel, b. ; d. at Dudley, Mass., in 1782.