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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.

William Haskell & Mary Browne, Essex County, MA

William Haskell, born 26 August 1644 in Beverly, Essex, Massachusetts was the eldest of nine children born to his parents, William Haskell and Mary Tybbot. He is the first of my two lines of descent among William and Mary’s children. My second line is his younger brother, Mark, who we will look at tomorrow.

William Haskell married Mary Browne, daughter of William and Mary (MNU) Browne, on 3 July 1667 in Gloucester, Essex, Massachusetts. She was born in Gloucester on 28 July 1649.

While William was one of nine siblings, he and Mary had an even bigger family of twelve children, nine of whom grew to adulthood and married.

All births, marriages and death of their children took place in Gloucester, unless noted. Sarah and Hannah may have died of smallpox, as there was an epidemic in Essex County about 1690-1691.

Children:

1. Mary, born 29 April 1668; died 1 November 1721; married (1) Jacob Davis, 14 September 1687 (2) Ezekiel Woodward, 15 April 1719
2. William, born 6 November 1670; died 17 January 1731; married Abigail Davis, 8 September 1692
3. Joseph, born 21 April 1673; died 11 April 1718; married Rachel Elwell, 19 March 1696
4. Abigail, born 2 March 1675/76; died before 26 July 1762, when her will was proved in court; married (1) Nathaniel Parsons, 27 December 1697 (2) Isaac Eveleth, 20 December 1722
5. Henry, born 2 April 1708; died 17 April 1739, Harvard, Worcester, Massachusetts; married Ruth York, 13 January 1703
6. Andrew, born 27 July 1680; died 14 August 1680
7. Lydia, born 4 September 1681; died 2 October 1734; married Ebenezer Parsons, 3 February 1704
8. Sarah, born 26 April 1683; died 20 February 1691
9. Elizabeth, born 5 April 1686; died after 12 August 1754, when James Godfrey’s will was proved in Essex County Court; married (1) Thomas Sargent, 27 September 1710 (2) James Godfrey, 4 June 1740
10. Hannah, born 30 October 1688; died 15 February 1691
11. Jacob, born 15 January 1690; died between 6 April 1757, when he wrote his will and 5 September 1757, when it was proved in court; married Abigail Maxey, 31 December 1716
12. Sarah, born 11 September 1692; died 10 July 1773; married Daniel Haskell, 16 December 1716

This is ends the first of my double Haskell line as Lydia Haskell, seventh child of William and Mary, married Ebenezer Parsons. Lydia’s granddaughter, Hannah Parsons, married John Haskell, bringing my twoHaskell lines together. I will outline this connection in next week’s posts about my Haskell lines.

I have to wonder if William Haskell died quite suddenly, perhaps of a heart attack or in an accident, as he was a wealthy man, yet left no will. The lengthy inventory of his estate totals  just under £667. That would be about $155,000 in today’s dollars.

However, his probate administration includes a five-page articles of agreement, which I don’t think I’ve ever come across before in my research. At least, I haven’t seen this in terms of a non-business or commercial settlement. These articles of agreement were filed with the Essex County Court (File #12807) on 12 July 1708, just 37 days after William’s death and, for all intents and purposes, takes the place of a will as his heirs all took part.

William Haskell’s Probate Administration, Summer 1708
Articles of Agreement
Essex County Court File #12807
Source: American Ancestors

William Haskell
1708 Articles of Agreement by His Heirs

 Articles of Agrement & Devision had made concluded & agreed upon this Seventh Day of July Anno Dom. one thousand Seven hundred & Eight By and between William Haskcoll Jacob Davis who married with Mary Haskcoll Joseph Hascoll Nathaniel Parsons who married with Abigail Haskcoll Henry Haskcoll Ebenezer Parsons who married with Lidia Haskcoll, Elizabeth Haskcoll Benjamin Haskcoll gardian to Jacob Haskcoll a minor Thomas Bray gardian to Sarah Haskcoll a minor & all of glocester excepting Jacob Davis who is of Ipswich and all of them in the Countey of Essex in newEngland Children of and heirs to the Estate of Mr. William Haskcoll late of said glocester deceased for a full settlement & devision of the estate left by the aforesaid William Haskcoll deceased in housing lands & movalbe estate leying in the town ship of glocester aforesaid they have mutually agreed as followeth Viz

Imps That William Haskcoll the Eldest son shall have & Injoy to him his heires Exors Admes & assignes as his part & share in the aforesaid Estate: the one half of the grist mill & Sawmill standing on the stream or Creek comonley Called Walkers Creek with one half of the mill housing with the one half of the priveledge of the Streame on which said mills stands & the one half of the dam & one half o fthe runing geers belonging to each mill & all & singuler the priveledges & apurtonances to them or Either of them belonging or in any wise appurtaining. he the said william Haskcoll his heirs exors admes and assignes acquitting & discharing all other the heirs of the aforesaid Wm Haskcoll decd from any charge or trouble about the casuway & bridge where the Countey road or highway leading from glocester to Ipswich passes over said Creek where ye bridg & casway now is, also the said William Haskcoll shall have & injoy the small peices or percolls of salt marsh leying on the eastwardly side of said Creek into of which peices of salt marsh containing the one about thre quarters of an acre & ther a quarter of an acr (?) or either of them more or less about six acres of upland & slat marsh laying att the north westerly corner of the farme, att a place comonley called Riggs point & bounded at non fenced in also about four acres & a half of salt marsh leying onthe Eastwardley side of an Island Called Long Island bounded westwardly by said Island northwardley by marsh of John Riggs Eastwardly by a Creek called the deep Creek Southwardsley by marsh of Capt. John Harradens all which said severall percells of land & marsh with the part of the grist mill & Sawmill he the said William haskcoll Shall have & injoy to him his heirs Exors adms & assignes for ever and shall also be paid & allowed five teen pounds Tenn shillings as money out of the Estate that Jacob Haskcoll is to inheritt & which said sum is to be paid att or before the seventh Day of July which will be in the year of our lord one thousand seven hundred & twelve.

Item Jacob Davis and Mary his wife Shall have and Injoy to them there heires exores admes and assignes as there share & proportion of said Estate Fivetey Seven pounds Thirteen Shillings and four pence as money to be paid att or before the Seventh Day of July which will be in the year of ye lord one thousand seven hundred & Twelve and Lawfull Interest to be paid in the mean time for Said Sum or for so much of it as remains unpaid till the aforesaid time, part of which Sum is to be paid out of the moveable Estate & the remainder to be paid out of the land that Nathll Hadlock? lives on & the housing & land (?) Jacob Haskcoll is to in heritt

Item Joseph Haskcoll shall have and Injoy as his part & share & proportion in said Estate to him his heires Exores admes and assignes a Percell of upland adjoyning to his now dwelling hous containing about Thyrteen acres leying on the westwardley, Side of the path or highway that is now made vie of to goe from the said Joseph Haskcolls now dwelling hous to the dwelling hous in which his father the said William Haskcoll deceased, lived and deyed till it cometh to a stake Sett in the ground with Stones about it, & from said Stake to goe on aline to a stake with Stones about it att the south Eastwarley corner of the Stone wall that is the fence of the lott or feild called the two acres lott or the Wheat feild & northwardley by said Stone wall till it cometh to astake with stones about it standing on the north wardley side of said wall, and then from said Stake going northwardley on aline (Turn over) Line along said feild till it cometh to another Stake with Stones about it and then turning westewardley to goe on a line to an other Stake with Stones about it Standing by the Side of a Stone wal that is the fence of the Calfes pasture so called and then turning northwardley ye said stone wall till it cometh to a walnutt tre marked with stones about it standing in the devisionally fence tht parts between said Joseph Haskcolls land & the land of William Haskcoll and then turning westwardley by said fence till it cometh to said Joseph Haskcolls marsh and all the upland — leying on the westwardley side of the aforesaid lines to gether with a percell of salt marsh leying adjoining to said upland on the westwardley Side of the same betwene said upland & a Creek called the deep creek, which said peice of marsh containeth about three acres more or less, also a small pooint of salt marsh adjoyning to said Joseph Haskcolls own marsh containing about an acre & a half more or less comonley called Babsons marsh. also about two acres more of Salt marsh comonley called Jacksons marsh leying att the north westwardley corner of an Island comonley called long Island according to the bound markes, also a msall Island of Salt marsh & thatch land containing about one acre. leying nearby the marsh called (browns?) marsh, also about one acre of marsh out of that percell of marsh comonley called blakc point marsh, also a percell of upland called the new pasture containing about nine acres leying on the Eastwardley side of his said Joseph Haskcolls owne land, & being all that percell of land wich he the said William Haskcoll deceased had of the towne of glocester in the year one thousand seven hundred & seven & bounded as in & by the records of said towne of glocester may appeare:

Item Nathaniel Parsons and Abigail his wife shall have & Injoy as there part and share & proportion in the aforesaid Estate fivetey Seven pounds thirteen shillings & foure pence as money to be paid to them ther heirs Exors admes or assignes att or before the seventh day of July which will be in the years of our lord one thousand Seven hundred & twelve and lawfull Interest to be paid in the mean time for said Sum or for soe much of it as remains unpaid till the foresaid times which said sum with the Interest of it be pd to the Said Nathaniel parsons & Abigail his wife there heires Exors admes and assignes for ever and which said sum is to be paid Partley outof the personall & moveable Estate left by said William Haskcoll deceased & the remainder to be paid out of the land which Nathaneil Hadlock now lives on, and out of the Estate in housing & lands which Jacob Haskcoll a minor is to Inheritt

Item Henry Haskcoll shall have and Injoy as his part Share & proportion in said Estate one acre of upland with a small orchard upon it lying before the Dwelling hous in which his father the said William Haskcoll deceased lived & deyed, and on the southwardley side of a peice of meadow ground comonley called the pond meadow & bounded northwardley by said pond meadow, begining att a stake standing by the side of the stone wall with stones about it, and so runing Eastwardley on a line by the Edge of said pond meadow to a stake Standing att the head of a crook, also about two acres of Salt marsh leying adjoyning to the Eastwardley end of said upland. bounded northwardley by a Creek & Eastwardley by marsh of Capt. Coits, also an other percell of upland leying on the southwardley side of said two acres of Salt marsh & the acres of upland with the orchard upon it & adjoyning to the same, and bounded Eastwardley by land of said Capt Coit till it cometh to a round rock fixed in the gorund with stones laid upon it being the South eastwardley corner bound of the land of the aforesaid William Haskcoll deceased, and then turning South westwardley to goe on a line to a maple. tree marked with Stones about it, and from thence going westwardley or North westwardley on a line to a stake with Stones about it standing by the side of a great rock and from thence northwardley to an other Stake with Stones about it Standing by the side of the Stone wall that is the fence of ye aforesaid acre of land with th eOrchard upon it and then going westwardly and northwardley (??) stone wall now Standeth till it cometh to the stake with stones about it first mentioned, also about two acres of upland laying in the pasture called the northerne pasture and leying neare the Island Called milletts Island bounded as followeth begining att the Southwestwardley corner of a great rock with Stones upon it being the South westwardley corner bounds of sd land thence runing northwardley to a stump with stones about it from thence Eastwardley to a stake with Stones about it Standing att the end of the Stone wall & Eastwardley by said Stone wall till it cometh to aheap of stones by said wall side thence turning southwestwardley to goe to the great rock first mentioned, also a percell of Salt marsh about five acres comonley called browns marsh, bounded Eastwardley by marsh of Joseph Haskcoll senr southwardley by a Creek westwarley by marsh belonging to the heires of Marke Haskcoll late of said glocester deceased Northwardley by an other Creek according to the Severall bound markes, also one acres of Salt marsh out of that marsh comonley called black point marsh, which said Severall percells of land & marsh before mentioned with the fences & fruit Trees & all & singuler teh priveledges & apurtencances to the same & every part ther of belonging or in any wise appurtaining he the said Henry Haskell is to have & injoy to him his heires Exores admes & assignes for ever:

Item. Ebenezer parsons and Lidea his wife shall have & injoy as there part share & proportion in the aforesaid estate to them there heires Exores admes and assignes for ever: fivetey Seven pounds Thyrteen shillings & four pense as money to be paid to them theire heires Exores admes or assignes att or before the seventh Day of July which will be in the yeare of our lord one thousand seven hundred & twelve, and lawfull Interest to be paid in the mean time for said Sum or for so much of it as remains unpaid till the aforesaid time, and which said Sum is to be paid partley out of the personall & moveable, Estate left by the aforesaid William Haskcoll deceased and the remainder, part of said sum to be paid out of the land which Nathaniel Hadlock now lives upon and out of the Estte in housing & lands which Jacob Haskcoll a minor is to inheritt

Item. Elizabeth Haskcoll shall have and Injoy as per part share & proportion in the aforesaid Estate fivetey seven pounds Thyrteen shillings & four pence as money to be paid to her the said Elizabeth Haskcoll her heires Exores admes or assignes att or before the seventh Day of July which will be in the yeare of our lord one thousand seven hundred & twelve and lawfull Interest to be paid in the mean time for said sum or for so much of it as remains unpaid till the aforesaid time, and which said Sum with the Interest of it is to be pd to the said Elizabeth Haskcoll her heires Exorex admes & assignes, and which said Sum is to be paid partley out of the hous & land which Nathaniel Hadlock now lives on and out of the Estate in housing & lands which Jacob Haskcoll is to Inheritt

Item. Jacob Haskcoll a minor shall have & injoy as his part share & proportion in said Estate when he shall arive to the age of Twentey one years the westwardley end of the dwelling hous in which his father the said William Haskcoll lived & dyed and the wash hous so called and about half an acre of land on part of which land the said housing standeth & the remainder of it being now made use of & Improved for a garden & yard roome to accomodate said housing & Also about two acres more of upland with an orchard upon it leying behind said dwelling house as it is now fensed in, and about one acrs of meadow ground adjoyning to the Southwardley corner of said orchard comonley called the pond meadow & bounded Eastwardley by a bank or dam that parts said meadow from the Salt marsh: Southwardley by Henry Haskcolls upland, northwardley by the fence & Stone wall that parts betweene said meadow and the yard, Also about Twentey four acres of pasture land comonley called the northerne pasture or Cow pasture with the barn, standing on part of it & about four acres of Tillage land adjoyning to said pasture land & leying in the feild comonly (Turne over) Comonly called the wheat feild, also about nine acres of Salt marsh adjoyning to said pasture land & the aforesaid orchard & leying round along by the eastwardley Side of said orchard & pasture land & the northwardley end of said pasture land which said upland & slat marsh is bounded southwardley & westwardley by the devision all line that parts betwene this land & the land which the aforenamed Joseph Haskcoll & William Haskcoll have in ther devisions. Northwardley by Chebackoo river so called Eastwardley by a Creek that parts said marsh & the marsh of Capt. Coit. Also about Seventeen acres more of pasture land leying on the southwardley Side of said dwelling hous & adjoyning to some part of the aforesaid pasture & tillage land & founded Eastwardley by Henry haskcolls pasture land Southwardley & westwardley byland belonging to Joseph Haskcoll all which sd Severall percells of Land Salt marsh & meadow ground with the aforesaid housing Standing on the same & also (illegible) the comonage or comon right belonging to said Estate, shall be to the said Jacob Haskcoll when he shall arive to the agforesaid age of twentey one years his heirs Exores admes & asignes with the fenses fruit trees standing leying or growing on the same & the priveledges & appurtenances to the same & each of them respectively belonging or in any wise appurtaining to the said Jacob his heires Exores admes or assignes allowing & paying to Jacob Davis and mary his wife, Nathanll parson & Abigall his wife Ebenezer parsons & Lidea his wife Elizabeth Haskcoll & Sarah Haskcoll about one hundred & fortey five pounds to be devided amongst them equally; it being to compleat & make up ther shares and proportions of ther fathers estate besides what they are to have out of the moveable Estate & out of the hous & land which Nathaniel Hadlock now lives on and which said housing & lands are to be under the care & management of Benjamin Haskcoll Senr; gardian to the said Jacob Haskcoll till he shall arive or come to the age aforesaid, if he shall ive that that time & the Improvement of them for his use & benifitt

Item. Sarah Haskell a minor shall have & Ijnoy as her part share & proportion in the aforesaid estate fivetey seven pounds Thyrteen shillings & four pence as moneye to be paid & delivered into the hands of Thomas Bray Senr gardian to the said Sarah Haskcoll for her use or els to the said Sarah Haskcoll her self when she shall arive & come to the age of Eighteen yeares: or her heires Exores admes or assignes & to be paid att or before the seventh day of July which will be in the yeare of our lord one thousand seven hundred and twelve & Lawfull Interest to be paid in the mean time for said sum or so much of it as remains unpaid in the mean time for said sum or so much of it as remains unpaid till the aforesaid time in which said sum with the Interest of it shall be to the said Sarah Haskcoll after she shall arive & come to the aforesaid age. if She shall live & survive to said age her heires exors admes & assignes and which said sum is to be paid partley out of the personall & movalbe Estate left by the aforesaid William Haskcoll deceased and the remainder part of said sum  to be paid partley out of the hous & land which Nathaniel Hadlock now lives on & the rest out of the Estate in housing & lands which Jacob haskcoll is to Inheritt

Item. It is mutually agreed and concluded by & betweene the above named parties viz. William Haskcoll Jacob Davis & mary his wife Joseph Haskcoll Nathaniel Parsons and Abigail his wife Henry Haskcoll Ebenezer parsons & Lidea his wife Elizabeth Haskcoll Benjamin Haskcoll gardian to Jacob Haskcoll in his behalf Thomas Bray Gardian to Sarah Haskcoll in her behalf that the Tenn acres of land more or less on which Nathaniel Hadlock now lives with the hous standing on the same Shall be forthwith or as soon as may be sould to the best advantage; it can and a legall conveyance given in ye names & behalf of the same by the administrators whome we Impower thre unto, and the (produce?) of said hous & land to be Improved towards the paying of the parties before mentioned that are to have share & part in the same. and if in case the said nathaniel Hadlock or his heires exores or assignes shall refune to surrender and deliver possession of the said hous & land to be the administrator when demanded that then the said administrator is hearby Impowred fully in our names & behalfs to prosecute said Hadlock att law for the recovering of the posession of the same and we doe agree to allow all equall shares & proportions according to ye Severall shares & proportions tht we have in our father’s Estate of the cost & charge that may arise in the prosecuting of said Hadlock in case there be need of prosecuting of him: or his heires etc. & to have alke share i nthe cost that may be recorded of him said Hadlocke. by prosecuting of him at Law and Also they the aforenamed parties doe covenant and ingage & act for him and her self there heires exores and admes that they and Each of them Shall & will bear an Equall share & proportion in the paying & discharging of al the debts that now are knowne or shall hear after appear to be due or owing from the estate of the aforesaid william Haskcoll deceased & also of the Charges that either hath or may arise in the setlement of said estate to be reconed and accounted according to each parties share That they have in there said fathers Estate.

Item. It is mutually agreed by & between William Haskcoll Joseph Haskcoll, Henry Haskcoll & Benjamin Haskcoll in behalf of Jacob Haskcoll to whom he is gardian, that they & each of them ther heires, exores admes & assignes & each of them shall form tie to time & att all times for ever hear after have free liberty to pass over each others land with cart of slead when ever they shall have oration in the ways that now are made use of only they & either of them to be carefull not to damnify each other by leaving Down barrs or leaveing open gates as they pass to & froe.

Finally for the true performance and conformation of the whole of what is before expressed and that each partey may have & injoy there severall share & proportion in the aforementioned Estate left by ther father the aforesaid William Haskcoll deceased to them there heires Exores admes & assignes according to the devision before mentioned wherin each parties share is expressed and sett forth and which they doe accept as ther severall share and proportion in said Estate and in Wittness wherof they the said William Haskcoll Jacob Davis & Mary his wife Joseph haskcoll Nathaniel parsons & Abigall his wife Henry Haskcoll Ebenezer parsons & Lidea his wife Elizabeth Haskcoll Benjamin Haskcoll gardian to Jacob Haskcoll Thomas Bray gardian to Sarah Haskcoll have mutually Sett to there hands and seales

memorand. In Jacob Haskcolls part there was five acres of Salt marsh left out which before Signing & sealing was on border in the margent, which marsh is a part of that marsh Called black point marsh

Signed sealed & Delived in the presence of
John newman
willyam whitrideg
Thomas andrus

This agreement was signed by all parties involved.

There is an additional document in the probate file signed by William Haskell’s widow, Mary, stating that she agreed with the estate division and she was satisfied with her yearly dowery, signed with her mark of M. Mary (Browne) Haskell died on 12 November 1715 in Gloucester, Essex, Massachusetts.

 

Descended Twice from the Same Ancestors – William Haskell & Marie Tybbot

1. William Haskell and Marie Tybbot have a LOT of descendants, but perhaps not as many as one would think. That’s because descendants intermarried and produced people like me, who are descended from them twice. They are my 9 times great grandparents.

William Haskell’s English origins have been proven. He was born 8 November 1618 in Charlton Musgrove, Somerset, England. He married Marie (Mary) Tybbot on 6 November 1643 in Gloucester, Essex, Massachusetts and lived out their lives there. I don’t know if there was some type of pestilence epidemic in Gloucester in 1693 or if William and Marie were one of those couples who passed away within a short time of each other, but Marie died in 16 August 1693 and William followed only four days later on 20 August 1693.

I am descended from two of their sons, William and Mark. Here are the lines:

2. William Haskell married Mary Brown
1644-1708                             1649-1715

3. Ebenezer Parsons married Lydia Haskell
1682-1763                                   1681-1734

4. Isaac Parsons married Hannah Burnham
1714-1767                         Abt 1721-aft 1759

Each of those families spent their lives in Gloucester, Massachusetts.

Generation 5, John Haskell married Hannah Parsons, is where the two lines come together. John and Hannah were third cousins. They likely knew their was a distant family relationship because Hannah’s grandmother was a Haskell, although Lydia Haskell Parsons died before her granddaughter was born.

The second line, from Mark Haskell, is:

2. Mark Haskell married Elizabeth Giddings
1658-1691                         1666-1725

3. William Haskell married Jemima Hubbard
1690-1731                              1684-1761

4. Nathaniel Haskell married Hannah White
1719-1808                                   1721-1814

Each of these families also lived out their lives in Gloucester, with the exception of Mark Haskell’s widow who married (1) John Dennison and removed to Ipswich, Massachusetts.

Nathaniel and Hannah were the parents of John Haskell who married Hannah Parsons from my first Haskell line. The descendants continue now as one line:

5. John Haskell married Hannah Parsons
1745-1828                       1749-1834

John and Hannah were the first generation to leave Gloucester and move to New Gloucester, Maine.

6. William Tarbox married Judith Haskell
1779-1860                            1780-1861

William and Judith lived out their lives and raised their family in New Gloucester, Maine.

7. George Rogers Tarbox married Mary Elizabeth Scripture
1818-1895                                             1827-1866

George Tarbox first moved to Lowell and then Newburyport, Massachusetts before marrying Mary Elizabeth in Nashua, New Hampshire. They finally settled in Calais, Washington, Maine.

8. Calvin Segee Adams married Nellie F. Tarbox
1843-1921                                        1856-1927

9. Charles E. Adams married Annie Maude Stuart
1877-1922                                 1874-1940

10. Vernon Tarbox Adams married Hazel Ethel Coleman
1899-1968                                              1901-1995

11. George Michael Sabo married Doris Priscilla Adams
1926-1985                                           1923-2008

12. Linda Anne Sabo, me

I’ll be posting a couple more of my double lines in the future, including my very tangled Lakin line, with several lines of descent. Do you have any triple lines?