Joshua Fisher

Male - 1674


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  • Name  Joshua Fisher 
    Gender  Male 
    Baptism  24 Mar 1587/88  Fressingfield, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Joseph
    Will  02 May 1674  Medfield, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • In the Year of our Lord one thousand six hundred seventy four the second daye of May, 1. Joshua ffisher of Medfield Senior...brought to old age and being thourby with the inffirmities...wife Ann...the bed with all belongings in the little chamber next to the stairs and all soe two good blankets more and two payres of sheets and two pillows and that trunke now standing in the bed Chamber below marked A.F. with what soe ever is now in it and all hir wearing apparrell as well linen as wooling and one payer of andirons...and payier of tongs one trammel...and two heaters one payere of pothookes two brass vesselles...bellows...two chairs two fouer ffooted stolles two chushings such as she shall chuse and three puter dishes two of the..and one...and three bushels of Endian corne and forty pound wayt of butter and forty pound of chese and fifty pound wayght of porke and one cow such as she shall chuse and all my fire wood that is cut out when god shall take me away whether in the woods or in my yard and soe much more of my moveable goods as shall be vallued at ten pound in such as she shall chuse or also soemuch in good and merchantable wheat as com to ten pound, and fifteen pound in good and curant ne England mony and further my will and desire is that my above said wife may live in that end of the house that I live in according to the will of my son John ffisher deceased untill such time as the heirs shall cum of age (and then to injoy...with the benefit of any one now of the apple trees in the orchard) and then too live in the other end and there to injoy During the terme of her naturall life all such Liberties and prevelidges as are enjoyed in my deed of gift fformerly made to my son John ffisher...

      Unto my daughter Marcy Battle the wife of Thomas Battle and her heires ffor ever thirty pound...to grandson Joshua 60 pounds it being already in his hands payd to him out of that Estate which I had in his fathers hands...

      to Mary Clap my grand daughter and wife of Thomas Clap 5 pounds...John ffisher grand child, son of Joshua ffisher 5 pounds...to Hannah B...grand child 5 pounds...John ffisher son of my son John ffisher all land in Medfield, etc....further that John ffisher son of my son John ffisher within the space of two years after he shall com to one and twenty years of age shall pay 40 pounds to his brother Jonathan ffisher...Vigilance ffisher my grand child son of my son Joshua ffisher 40 shillings...and I constitute appoint and ordain my trusty and well beloved cosen Daniel ffisher of Dedham and Joshua Fisher my grand child

      executors of this my last will...
      Joshua ffisher
      John Wilson
      Ralph Wheelocke
    Died  18 Oct 1674  Medfield, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Probate  19 Nov 1674 
    Notes 
    • Joshua Fisher migrated from England, to Dedham, Mass., in 1639, one year after his eldest son Joshua. Originally from Syleham, the parish register of Redenhall, Norfolk (about three miles from Syleham, on the opposite side of the Waveney River), at the Norfolk Record Office in Norwich, contains baptisms and burials for several other children. They may have lived there from about 1621 to abut 1636.

      Brother Anthony Fisher came first to Dedham, Massachusetts in 1637 with his nephew, Joshua. Dedham records of 1 January 1637/38 show that "Vpon a motion made by Anto Fisher It is condescended that Josua Fisher may enter vpon the Smithes Lott & ther fitt himselfe ye building & otherwise for to doe some worke of yt trade for ye Towne in the behalfe of his Father wch is expected this next somer. Provided yt yf he cometh not in such a tyme as may be conceived fitting by our sayd society Then the sayd Joshua shall leave ye sayd Lott & ye Towne to be at liberty to put in another Smith: aloweing vnto the sayd Josua his wholl Charges vpon the same to be alowed by 2: Judicious men."

      The father Joshua Fisher apparently had not arrived by 28 August 1638, on which date Edward Kempe, blacksmith, was granted half the smith's lot.

      Joshua and Anne prbably sailed soon after their February 1638/9 marriage. The first mention of Joshua in the Dedham records is on 23 March 1639/40; the last is 21 September 1650. Probably in the spring or summer of 1651 Joshua and Anne became residents of Medfield, a new settlement created from part of Dedham. [2]
    Person ID  I10446  Bryant
    Last Modified  2 Jun 2006 

    Family 1  Elizabeth,   d. Abt 09 Sep 1638, Redenhall with Harleston, Norfolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  Abt 1618  England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Children 
     1. Elizabeth Fisher
     2. Joshua Fisher, Lieutenant,   d. 10 Aug 1672, Dedham, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Mary Fisher,   d. 06 Aug 1691, Dedham, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Hester Fisher,   d. Abt 23 Jul 1625, Redenhall with Harleston, Norfolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Sarah Fisher,   d. Abt 30 Aug 1627, Redenhall with Harleston, Norfolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Amos Fisher,   d. Abt 03 Sep 1630, Redenhall with Harleston, Norfolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. John Fisher,   d. 03 Jul 1668, Medfield, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Samuel Fisher,   d. Apr 1638, Redenhall with Harleston, Norfolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID  F562  Group Sheet

    Family 2  Anne Orfor,   d. 27 Jan 1676/77, Medfield, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  07 Feb 1638/39  Syleham, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Family ID  F563  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBaptism - 24 Mar 1587/88 - Fressingfield, Suffolk, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Abt 1618 - England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 07 Feb 1638/39 - Syleham, Suffolk, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsWill - 02 May 1674 - Medfield, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 18 Oct 1674 - Medfield, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S13] NEHGR, NEHGR, (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society), 151:179.

    2. [S13] NEHGR, NEHGR, (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society), 151:180.

    3. [S32] TAG, The American Genealogist, 66:134.


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