Estate of William Lampson of Ipswich
Essex Probate Docket # 16264, 16265
Administration on the estate of William Lampson
of Ipswich, granted Mar. 29, 1659, to widow Sarah.
Inventory taken Feb 11, 1658, by William Goodhue and Robert Lord:
The house & ground aboute it, 40; two acres of marsh, 4; two steeres, 8 10s 2d; a cow & heifer of 2y., 6; 6 Goates, 3; a sow & 5 shotes, 3; two kettles, 3; 3 iron pott & 1 iron skillett, 2 5s; 2 brase skilletts, 9s; a brase morter, 5s 6d; a warmeing pan, 9s; 7 pewter dishes, 1 7s; a chamber pot, 3 poringers & a pint pot, 5s; a candlestick, 3s; 1 dozen ocumy spoones & 1 dozen of pewter, 8s; a lamp, smootheing Iron & other small things, 12s; 1 keller, poudering tub, bucking tub, paile & some other lumber, 14s; sithes, beatle & wedges & sickles, 1, 7s; axes & other tooles, 1 12s; a spad, shovell & howes, 7s; wheeles & cards, 15s; 2 old chests & a box, 10s; Wheat threst & unthresht, 32 bushells, 7 4s; Indian Corne, 5; tumbrill, wheels, plow & what belongs to them, 3 5s; nayles, 1 in bookes, 1; one old bedsted & trundlebed, 10s; 2 old chairs & formes, 4s; his weareing aparell, 6; a sword & belt, 6s 8d; sives & earthen ware & other Lumber, 8s; a fetherbed & 2 bolsters, 3 10s; one bed & other beding, 3 10s; 3 paire of sheets, 3 little pillows & pillowbeares, 2, 12s; cottan woole & 1 of sheeps woole, 8s 6d; new cloth, 2 10s; a sack & bag, 5s 6d; tobaco, 5s; bacone, 10s; hempt and flaxe towe, 10s; total, 117 17s 2d; debts oweing to him, 7; debts that he owed too others, 13 7s; total, 124 17s 2d; debts to be deducted 13 7s; clear estate 111 10s 2d.
He left eight children, four sons and four daughters. The eldest son sixteen years last November, the eldest daughter fourteen years, the second son nine and three quarter years, the second daughter seven, third daughter five and one half, fourth daughter four, third son two years last November and youngest son twenty four weeks old.
Administration granted to the widow and ordered that she pay or cause to be paid to the children as they came to age or marriage with her consent, the eldest son 12 the rest 6 each and that the house and land stand engaged to make good the legacies. If any of the children die before they come to age then to be divided equally to the survivors.Essex County Probates Files, Docket 16,264
Whereas there was security taken of a house and land at Ipswich, for the payment of several portions to the children of Wm. Lampson, deceased, according to Ipswich court record of Mar. 19, 1659, until other security be given, and Thomas Hartshorne of Redding, coming into court and tendering the house in Redding where he now dwells, with fifteen acres of land adjoining, and seven acres of meadow in two several parcels, bounded as is expressed in a writing given in to court, and now on file, in the Salem court records, the court 10:10:1661 accepts the latter security and releases the former.
Salem Quarterly Court Records, vol 4, page 81.
Petition of John Ayres and William Fellows, Nov, 1661: "Wheras or Brother william Lampson late of Ipswich dyed intestate and Administration granted by the Honored Court at Ipswich to his widdow our sister Sarah Lampson and devided the estate about halfe to her & halfe to the children being eight in number and wheras shee being about to change her estate to one Thomas Harteshorne of Redding It was agreed that before mariage he should signe and seale a wrighting to give our sayd sister power & liberty to dispose of the one halfe of the estate she brought to him by way of will (of wch there is sufisient wittness besydes our selues) but by pvidence that wrighting being neglected to be finished before mariage (though then pmised it should be done after) but it is now refused and thereby the children of or Brother william Lampson like to suffer and wheras the estate in the Inventory delivered into court was underprised espeshally the Land wch now appeareth to be worth eighty pound wch was then prised by forty foure pound.
"Our Humble request to this Honored Court is that the children of our brother may Inioy a pt of the advance of there fathers estate and doe humbly intreat (if this Honored Court shall thinke fitt) that the Land may be to pay the childrens portions, it being prised in the Inventory as before exprest & there portions fiftye foure pound & the widdow still haue about halfe the estate and that it would please the court that those children that are put out may haue there portions improved for there use & benifitt ||that|| when they come to to reciue the same, that being all (as the case now stands) that they are like to haue of there Fathers estate."
Thomas Hartshorne of Redding tendered as security, instead of the land at Ipswich, his house in which he dwells, and fifteen acres of land in Redding, bounded on the north by land of James Pike, on the south by land of Walter Fairefield, on the east and west by the common; also three acres of meadow at Reeva in the same town, bounded on the north by the meadow of Henry Felch and by the commons on the other three sides; also four acres of meadow in the great meadow in the bounds of Lynn, bounded on the north by the meadow of Edward Hutcheson, on the south by the meadow of Isaack Harte, on the west by the common, and on the east by Isaack Hart's farm. Accepted 11:10:1661
Source:Ipswich Quarterly Court Records, vol. 1, page 75
Essex Court Quarterly Court Files, vol 7, leaves 32, 33
Submitted by: Mariana Bean Ruggles
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