William Haskell & Jemima Hubbard of Gloucester, MA

Last week, I wrote about the first two generations of my double Haskell line, that of William Haskell, born 1618 in Charlton Musgrove, Somerset, England and wife Mary Tybbot, born c1622, probably in Wales. Both died in August 1693 in Gloucester, Essex, Massachusetts.

Through their sons, William and Mark, come two of the lines of my family tree. I shared the family sketch of William, who died in 1708, leaving nine children and his wife, Mary Browne. One, his daughter Lydia, married Ebenezer Parsons and ended my Haskell line at that point.

I also shared the short family sketch of Mark Haskell, who married Elizabeth Giddings, but Mark died in 1691 at the young age of 33. I suspect he might have been a victim of the smallpox epidemic.

My second Haskell line is through Mark’s son, William. Eventually, the great grandson of Mark and Elizabeth Haskell married the great granddaughter of Mark’s brother, William and his wife, Mary Browne, and joined the line into one common descent. I’ll add a visual representation when we get to that part of the family story.

Today, we will look at Mark’s son William Haskell, who was born 1 January 1689/90 in Gloucester, Essex, Massachusetts. William married Jemima Hubbard, daughter of Richard Hubbard and Martha Allen, who lived nearby in Salisbury, Essex, Massachusetts.

Just as an aside, I have to add that Jemima Hubbard is my only ancestor anywhere in my tree who was born a twin. Jemima and Keziah Hubbard were born on 11 November 1684 in Salisbury.

William and Jemima filed intentions to marry on 26 April 1712, both in Gloucester and in Salisbury. I suspect they might have married in the bride’s town, as is often the custom, but they settled and made their home in Gloucester. All births, marriages and deaths of their children were in Gloucester, unless noted.

Children:

1. Jemima, born 2 March 1712/13; died 2 March 1736/37; married Thomas Allen Jr. with intentions filed in Gloucester on 23 November 1732. Jemima gave birth to three sons before she died – Thomas, William and Job, although Thomas apparently died young. William and Job are mentioned in her father’s 1766 will.
2. Job, born 27 April 1716; died about July 1806, New Gloucester, Cumberland, Maine; married Mercy Leavitt, 26 January 1738, Hampton Falls, Rockingham, New Hampshire
3. Comfort, born 28 May 1717; died 5 September 1809; married Parker Sawyer, 10 November 1742
4. Nathaniel, born 16 January 1718; died 31 July 1808; married Hannah White, 11 November 1740
5. Hubbard, born 3 May 1720; died 9 April 1811; married Anna Miller, 12 November 1740
6. Elizabeth, born 8 November 1723; died 8 December 1723
7. William, born 27 January 1726/26; died 27 April 1806; apparently married cousin Elizabeth Haskell, 6 November 1746. She is probably the unnamed wife of William who died in 1801, aged about 73 years. Elizabeth was the grandchild of Joseph Haskell who was a brother of Mark and William Haskell.
8. George, born 10 February 1728/29; died 19 February 1728/29

William Haskell died on 10 December 1766, also as a wealthy man. Jemima predeceased him, passing away on 1 June 1761.

William Haskell, 1766 Will
Essex County, MA Probate File #12813
Source: American Ancestors

In the Name of God amen this twenty third day of June in the year of our Lord one thousand seven Hundred sixty and one I William Haskell sener of Glocester in the County of Esex in new England being something weak in body but of a sound mind thanks be Given to God of itt; but considering the mortallity of the body and knowing that this appointed for all men once to Dye do make and ordain this my Last will and testament (acknowledging?) (?) the immortality of the soul Do Recommend my soul into the hands of God that Gave itt and my body to the Earth after Deathe to be desently buried att the discresion of my Executers nothing doubting but att the Generall Resurrection I Shall Recieve itt again by the almighty power of God: and as touching my worly Estate which itt hath pleased God to bless me with hear in this Life I Give and dispose of as followeth

Imprimis I Give to my son Job Haskell and his Heirs sixty and six pounds Lawfull mony out of my Real Estate to be paid by my son Nathaniell Haskell or his heirs within two years next after my decease: further my will is that he shall have one sixth part of my personal & movable estate after my debts and funeral charges are paid and Excepting any perticklers that I shall otherwise dispose of: and he shall have one quarter part of my waring appariel and this together with what he has had (is in?) & shall be in full of his part out of my Estate

Item I Give to my son Hubbard Haskell and his heirs and asigns the one half of a wood Lot of which Joseph Haskell (owns?) the other half Lying near the head of Littel River so called in Glocester Likewise I give him my son Hubbard and his Heirs thirty six pounds Lawfull mony out of my Real Estate to be paid by my son Nathaniell Haskell or his heirs within three years next after my disceas: further my son Hubbard shall have one sixth part of my personal & movable Estate: after my debts and funeral charges are paid Excepting what I have & shall perticklerly dispose of and he is to have one quarter part of my waring appieriell and this together with what I have Given him before is in full of his part & portion out of my Estate

Item I Give to my son William Haskell and his heirs forty and five pounds Lawfull mony out of my Real Estate to be paid to him by my son Nathaniell Haskell or his heirs within two year’s next after my discease: (?) I Give to him my Grate bible and my Good (Cutters?) and he shall have one sixth part of my personal & movable Estate after my debts and funeral charges are paid Excepting what I have or shall pertickaly dispose of and he is to have one quarter part of my waring appariell and this together with what he has had before is & shall be in full of his part or portion out of my Estate

Item I Give to my Daughter Comfert Sawyer and her heirs that part of the house that she did Live in and all that belonged to it that I bought of mr Joseph Sargent Likewise I Give her and her heirs thirty pounds out of my Real Estate to be paid to her by my son Nathaniel Haskell within three years next after my discease Likewise she shall have one sixth part of my personal & movable Estate that I have not (turn over) pertickerly disposed of after my Debts and funeral charges are paid further she shall have my (silver penger?) and this together with what she has had in my Life  time is in full of her part or portion out of my estate

Item I Give to the Heirs of my daughter Jemima Allien disceast Namly my Granson William Allien and his heirs twenty two pounds Lawfull mony out of my Real Estate: and to my Granson Job Allien decest daugh & heir if shes Lives to come of age fifteen pounds Lawfull mony out of my Real Estate and these sums to be paid by my son Nathaniell Haskell within three years next after my discease: Likewise my will is that these my granson William Allien and my grate grand child Job heirs Shall have one sixth part of my movables or personal estate after my debts and funeral charges are paid and if Job Alliens heir dies before shee comes of age then the whole shall go to sd william Allien and his heirs: or otherwise to be devided Equaly betwen them and these several sumes shall be in full of their portion out of my estate

Item I Give to my son Nathaniell Haskell and his heirs and asigns all my Housings and Lands and marsh Lying in Glocester & Ipswich or Else (where?) Excepting what I have before disposed of an the one half of my utensels for Husbandry work after my discease he paying the severall Legases that I have ordered (?) Likewise he is to have one sixth peart of any other movabels and personal Estate that I have not disposed of before after my debts and funeral charges are paid and further he is to have one quarter part of my waring appariell and this to be in full of his part or portion out of my Estate

Item I Give to my three Gransons Named William viz Job sen and Hubbards son and williams son and if ther shall be (? ?) for (one?) two pounds apeace Lawful mony to be paid them by my Executers out of my personal Estate: itt being for their (Names?)

Lastly I do by these presents chuse ordain and Constitute my two sons Namly Nathaniell Haskell and william Haskell to be my Executors of this my Last will and testiment to Recieve all any Just dues and to pay all my Just debts and what Reamins is to be Equaly devided to and among my children as I have before ordered itt and to Give mee a desent Christian burial after death in whtness (?) of and for confirmation of all above written I the said william Haskell have seet to my hand and seal the day and date above mentioned

William Haskell (seal)

Signed Sealed published and pronounced in presents of
Thos Jaques
David Haskell
Stephen Haskell

It is likely that William Haskell chose his two younger sons to be the executors of his will for a very practical reason – his son, Job, left Massachusetts and settled in New Gloucester, Cumberland, Maine. Nathaniel and William remained in Gloucester.

My line continues through Nathaniel Haskell who married Hannah White. That family sketch will be posted tomorrow.

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