Robert Daniel

Male 1592 - 1655


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  • Name  Robert Daniel 
    Born  1592  England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • He deposed in Middlesex Co, MA, 26 June 1652, "aged 60 and upwards."
    Gender  Male 
    Will  03 Jul 1655  Cambridge, Middlesex Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • ROBERT DANIELL. 3d July, 1655. I, Robert Daniel, of Cambridge, in New England, weake in body, yet of sound mind, make this my last will. Funerall expences discharged. Unto my wife Reana, besides yt part of the estate I received with herr vppon my marriage to her, wch by covenant was to returne vnto her againe at my decease, I give 40s a yeare dureing her life, to be payed th' one half in fruite, in Apples &c. and the other halfe in foure bushels of wheate. My will is, that my household goodes be Equally divided Amongst my five Children, to each a fifth part. Also, that my Eldest dau. the now wife of Thomas Fanning, shall have her fifth part immediately after my decease, and the remainder to remaine with my sonne Scanuel, vntill his Brothers and sisters shall come of age, of Twenty one yeares or Mariage, wch shall first happen. To my Couson Anna Newcomen, a young Cow, and to Elder Frost 40s; to my dau. Elizabeth, the wife of Thomas Fanning, 50 lb, to be payd in Cattle & Corne, at or before the first of May next; vnto my three youngest Children, 50 lb a peece, to be payd when they shall come to the Age 21 yeares, or within one yeare after their Mariage, wch shall first happen, or before, if my Executors shall desire the same. The remainder of my estate, I give the whole, whether Reall or personall, vnto my sonne Samuel, whom I nominate as my Executor together with my sonne in law Thomas Fanning. And mv Loveing Friends Richard Jacson & Thomas Danforth I do hereby Ordaine Supervisors, to see this my last will and testament faithfully executed, to whom I do also in speciall comitt the care and dispose of my Children, both in their Minority and in the change of their Condiccon by Mariage. My will is, that if any of the children decease before Mariage or Arivall to the Age of 21, then the portion of such deceased shalbe to such as survive, and be equally divided Amongst them. My will is, that my Executors pay yearely, after my decease, vnto my sonne Joseph, and to my daus. Sarah and Mary, 5 lb apeece in Corne or cattle, beginning the first payment in Aprill 1657, the wch payment of 5 lb a peece, Annually, shalbe in part of the afore named 50 lb a peece. It is mine intent that the household goodes apprtayneing to each of my Children shalbe in part of the 50 lb a peece. My will is, that dau. Elizabeth shall have liberty to choose in the first place her part of the household-stuffe, the whole being first divided into five Equall parts. I further declare my mind, that the 40s pr Annu., to my wife, shalbe payd yearly, the Apples at Such time as they are gathered, and the wheate about the last of September, and the Executors are to deliver them at her house, shee sending her mare or a horse for the same. Also what Thomas Fanning hath already received is to be in part of his 5O lb legacy.

      Signed Robert Daniell

      In the prsence off: Jno Shepard, Thomas Danforth.
      At the County Court held at Cambridge, Oct. 2, 1655, Jno Shepard & Thomas Danforth attested.

      Thomas Danforth, Recorder.

      An Inventory of the estate whereof Robert Daniell, late Inhabitant at Cambridge died, Seised, the 6th of July 1655. Mentions "a bill of 71b due from Martine Underwood, of Water-Towne, 7lb; rent due from Tho: Fanning llb.; from Jn' Spring, llb. 11s; one greate bible, 80s; a psalme booke 1s 6d; one booke, tit: ye soules Conflict, 2s 6d; a booke of Mr Masons worke, 1s 8d; a booke of Mr Rogers workes, 1s 4d; a booke of Mr Giffords workes, 6d; a booke of Mr Mathers, 6d ;a booke called ye Garden of Spll flowers, 1s; a debt in Daniel Smiths hand, 6s; a debt due from Lewis Jones, 6s; mansion house, orchard & yardes, & 26 acers vnbroken land, 24 acres broaken land, 2 acres fresh meadow, 4 acres salt meadow, 2 acres remote meadow, 4 acres at Chesters meadow, 65 acres remote diveident, 29 acres one half beyond the greate plaine lying in 2 lotts, 7 acres remote meadow, the whole vallued at 160lbs.

      Whole amt of invedtory 359:19:11: Taken by Edward Goffe, Edward Oakes, Saml Thatcher.
      Entered and recorded Oct: 2: 1655.
      By Tho: Danforth, Recorder.
      Book I. pages 61-70.
    Died  06 Jul 1655  Cambridge, Middlesex Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Notes 
    • Robert DANIELL and Elizabeth MORSE emigrated to New England before 1636/1637, when Robert was granted 5 lots and purchased the "Homestall" of Nicholas Jacobs, consisting of 13 acres of land situated not far from the present site of the United States Arsenal. He was admitted Freeman 14 March 1639, Watertown. Elizabeth died in 1643. Robert Daniel moved to Cambridge (after 1651 - Bonds History of Watertown) where he remarried Reana ANDREWS. His son Samuel was executor of his will.
      !!The Daniels Family 1630-1951,James Harrison Daniels, Jr., 1952 !NEHGR 28:185

      The following is from http://paynedaniel.com/indexf/pafg01.htm:
      Robert Daniell was reported to be upwards of 60 years of age when he died 6 July 1855. There may have been a Robert Daniels, Jr., but has no direct evidence has been found. It has been suggested that this Robert Daniell was not a member of Daniell of Tabley, Cheshire family and that no member of the this family immigrated to America. (troy@cableinet.co.uk) Note: There are a number of Daniel, Daniels, and Daniell families in colonial Massachusetts. While it is believed that the information for Robert is correct, it is possible that errors have been repeated or created. Verify data from other sources before asserting its accuracy. Where a conflict has been found, the information from James O. Austin's One Hundred and Sixty Allied Families has been generally used.

      Some research from Tim Daniels:
      Robert Daniell christening 30 Jan 1596 Crowland, Lincolnshire, England
      Father: William Daniell MF ref. C0227742
      Robert Daniell christening 26 Dec 1592 St. Marys Church, Stockport,
      Cheshire, England Father: Robert Daniell, MF ref. C009431 source 090134
      Chetham Society of Publication Tim found these two possible connections when researching in the genealogy library in London.

      The other thing that Tim mentioned is that Robert Daniell signed his name Robert Daniell within a year of his death...."There should be no real previous "Daniels" connection as the Massachusetts name change seems to come in the next generation, doesn't it?" Your compilers view, if this Robert was somehow part of the De Tabley clan it is like that he spelled is name with the double"ll". Almost all recorded Daniell's prior to the 18th century in England were written as Daniell.
    Person ID  I10199  Bryant
    Last Modified  14 Jul 2002 

    Family 1  Elizabeth Morse,   d. 02 Oct 1643, Cambridge, Middlesex Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  Bef 1630  England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Samuel Daniel,   b. Abt 1631, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef Jul 1695, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Elizabeth Daniel,   b. Abt 1633, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jan 1723, Watertown, Middlesex Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Thomas Daniel,   b. Abt 1635, probably, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Nov 1644, Watertown, Middlesex Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Joseph Daniel,   b. Abt 1638, Watertown, Middlesex Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Jun 1715, Medway, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Sarah Daniel,   b. Abt 1640, Cambridge, Middlesex Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Mary Daniel,   b. 02 Sep 1642, Cambridge, Middlesex Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Feb 1704, road to Canada Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID  F539  Group Sheet

    Family 2  Reana,   b. Abt 1615, probably, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 03 Jan 1675/76, Middlesex Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  02 May 1654  Cambridge, Middlesex Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Family ID  F540  Group Sheet

    Family 3  Bridgett,   d. Bef 1654 
    Married  Aft 1643 
    • Bridgett Loker or Draper. Listed Robert Daniel's wife as Sister Bridgett Daniel in the 1653 will of John Loker, who was married to Mary Draper. NEHGS49:341
    Family ID  F541  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1592 - England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Bef 1630 - England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 02 May 1654 - Cambridge, Middlesex Co, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsWill - 03 Jul 1655 - Cambridge, Middlesex Co, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 06 Jul 1655 - Cambridge, Middlesex Co, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S13] NEHGR, NEHGR, (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society), 88:383.

    2. [S171] English Origins, Various Contributors, (Genealogical Publishing Company, Baltimore, MD, 1984), 2:503.

    3. [S260] GMB, Anderson, Robert Charles, (New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, Massachusetts, 1995), p.1071.


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