Robert Pond

Male 1667 - 1750


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  • Name  Robert Pond 
    Born  08 Aug 1667  Dedham, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4
    • (or 5 Aug)
    Gender  Male 
    Will  23 Dec 1748 
    • "In the Name of God Amen. The Twenty third Day of December one Thousand Seven Hundred and Forty Eight in the Twenty second year of his Majestie's Reign, I Robert Pond of Wrentham in the County of Suffolk and Province of the Massachusetts Bay in New England, House carpenter, being weak in Body but of sound Mind and Memory, praised be almighty God for the same: yet knowing the uncertainty of this present Life and being desirous to settle that outward Estate the Lord hath lent me; Do therefore make and order this my last Will and Testament in Manner and Form following, that is to say first and principally I commend my Soule into the hands of Almighty God my Creator hoping to receive full Pardon and Remission of all my Sins: and Salvation throw the alone Merits of Jesus Christ my Redeemer; And my Body to the Earth to be decently Interred according to the discretion of my Executor hereafter named in hopes of a Glorious Resurrection unto eternal Life: and as touching such temporal Estate as the Lord of his Bounty hath lent me, my Will and Mind is, the same shall be imployed and bestowed as hereafter in and by this my Will is Express'd, hereby Revoking Renouncing, and making null and void all other Wills and Testaments by me heretofore made, Declaring and appointing this to be my last Will and Testament wherein is contained the same.
      Imprimis. My Mind and Will is, my kind and loving Wife shall have all her Goods she bro't to me when I married her, and an equal part of my Silver Money with the rest of my Children.
      Item. I give and bequeath unto my son Ezra Pond and his Heirs the one half of my Pine swamp joining upon his own land, and also his equal part of my Silver Money with the rest of my Children, being his part in full of my Estate with what he has already received.
      Item. I I give and bequeath unto my Son Ichabod Pond and his Heirs the other half of my Pine swamp joining upon his own land, and also his equal part of my Silver Money with the rest of my Children, being his part in full of my Estate with what he has already received.
      Item. I give and bequeath unto my Son Barak Pond and his Heirs all my whole Estate boath real and personal not heretofore mentioned (except my indoor Moveables) provided or in case he fulfills my Will as follows, viz: He shall affoard my kind and loving wife the use and improvement of the North end of my House, the lower Rooms and Celler, So long as she remains my Widow, and he shall affoard her the use of Two good Milk Cows, and Six Bushels of Indian Corn, Two Bushels of Rye, Ten pounds of good wool, Ten pounds of Flax and as much meat as she needs to eat boath pork and Beef, and Two Bushels of Malt, and as many Apples as she Occation for; and also wood cut for her Fire as much as she needs, every one of the before Mentioned particulars, he shall find her yearly as long as she remains my Widow.
      Item. My Will is my Son Barak Pond shall pay to my Daughter Hannah Partridge or her heirs the Sum of Ten pounds lawfull money.
      Item. My Will is that my Son Barak Pond or his Heirs pay to my Daughter Sarah Gay or her Heirs the sum of Seven pounds Ten shillings lawfull money.
      Item. My Mind and Will is that my Son Barak Pond or his Heirs shall pay to my Daughter Unis Gooldsberry or her Heirs the sum of Seven pounds Ten shillings lawfull money.
      Item. I give and bequeath unto my Daughter Hannah Partridge, my Daughter Sarah Gay and my Daughter Unis Gooldsberry or their Heirs their equal part of my indoor Moveables, that is to say, the whole of the indoor Moveables is to be equally divided between them.
      Item. My Will is my three Daughters have their equal part of my Silver money with my wife and all the rest of my Children.
      In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my Hand and Seal, the day and year first above writen appointing and ordering my Son Barak Pond, to be the Executor of this my last Will and Testament.

      Robert Pond (seal)

      Signed Sealed Published and declared
      by the said Robert Pond as & for my
      last Will and Testament.

      In presence of
      Michal Metcalf
      Ebenezer Metcalf
      David Jones, Jun."
    Died  03 Jul 1750  Wrentham, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6
    • Capt. Robert Pond, in his 83rd year.
    Notes 
    • Captain Robert Pond was a house carpenter in Dedham. He became possessed of land in Wrentham either by division or purchase previous to 10 Jan 1693-93 when he petitioned that his land might be surveyed and measured. 6 July 1696, he was granted lot 5 on "mine brook," a stream which after a lapse of nearly two-hundred years is known by the same name (1873). By subsequent grants he became the possessor of a very considerable estate in that locality and lived to the ripe age of eighty-three years to enjoy it. The inventory of his estate exhibits a valuation of 184 pounds. His son Baruch was appointed 22 Aug 1750, the executor of his will.
      !Daniel POND and His Descendants:13 (1873) !The Wights, 164
    Person ID  I11906  Bryant
    Last Modified  3 Dec 2006 

    Father  Daniel Pond, Lt.,   b. Abt 1627, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 04 Feb 1698, Dedham, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Ann Edwards,   b. 1640, Dedham, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 06 Jun 1732, Dedham, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  18 Sep 1661  Dedham, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Family ID  F664  Group Sheet

    Family 1  Joanna Lawrence,   b. Abt 1670, probably, Dedham, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft Apr 1726 
    Married  Abt 1688  probably, Dedham, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Marriage is not recorded.
    Children 
     1. Anna Pond,   b. 02 Oct 1689, Wrentham, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 06 Mar 1756
     2. Sarah Pond,   b. 30 Sep 1692, Wrentham, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Robert Pond,   b. 1694, Wrentham, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 May 1694, Wrentham, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Robert Pond,   b. 18 May 1695, Wrentham, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 May 1695, Wrentham, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Robert Pond,   b. 14 Jan 1697, Wrentham, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Ezra Pond,   b. Abt 1698, Wrentham, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Feb 1788, Franklin, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Ichabod Pond,   b. 31 May 1699, Wrentham, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 02 May 1785, Franklin, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Baruch Pond,   b. Bef 08 Nov 1702, Wrentham, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 08 Mar 1765, Wrentham, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
     9. Eunice Pond,   b. Bef 18 May 1707, Wrentham, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID  F765  Group Sheet

    Family 2  Abigail Ellis,   b. 05 Jul 1669, Dedham, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 May 1747, Wrentham, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  16 Jan 1729  Wrentham, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 8
    Family ID  F766  Group Sheet

    Family 3  Sarah,   b. Abt 1685,   d. 24 Feb 1769, Wrentham, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  17 Nov 1747  Wrentham, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 8
    Family ID  F767  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 08 Aug 1667 - Dedham, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Abt 1688 - probably, Dedham, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 16 Jan 1729 - Wrentham, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 17 Nov 1747 - Wrentham, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 03 Jul 1750 - Wrentham, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S13] NEHGR, NEHGR, (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society), 102:303 (August 8).

    2. [S208] Harris, Pond, Harris, Edward Doubleday, (William Parsons Hunt, Boston, MA, 1878), p.13 (August 5).

    3. [S264] Dedham Records, p.10.

    4. [S217] Blake, Franklin, Blake, Mortimer, (Town Committee, Franklin, MA, 1879), p. 266 (5 Aug).

    5. [S208] Harris, Pond, Harris, Edward Doubleday, (William Parsons Hunt, Boston, MA, 1878), p.13.

    6. [S60] MASS, Vital Rec., Wrentham:487 "in his 83d y.".

    7. [S14] Torrey, Editor: Torrey, Clarence Almon, (Genealogical Publishing Co., 1985, Baltimore, MD, 1985 (reprint)), p.592.

    8. [S60] MASS, Vital Rec., Wrentham:357.


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