Thomas Clap, Jr.

Male 1639 - Bef 1691


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  • Name  Thomas Clap, Jr. 
    Suffix  Jr. 
    Born  15 Mar 1639  Weymouth, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    • Tho: son of Tho Clapp borne 15 (1) 1639
    Gender  Male 
    Will  14 Dec 1688  Suffolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • In the Yeare of our Lord one thousand six hundred eighty-eight in ye fourth Yeare of the Reigne of our sovoraigne, King James the 2nd, and the fourteenth day of December, I Thomas Clap Senr of Dedham in the county of Sullolk in his Majestys Terrytorys in New England, calling to mind my mortality and being put in mind of my change by weakness and infirmity atending me Do therefore now in the time of the enjoymt of my understanding and memory upon good consideration make and ordaine this to be my last will and testament tor tbe disposing of my estate, wherein first I comit my soul into the hands of Almighty God in & through the Lord Jesus, my blessed Redeemer, & my body to the earth to be therein interred after my decease in Christian Buryall at the discretion of my Executors hereinafter named.

      Impris: I do give unto my deare and well beloved wife Mary Clap one bedd with all the furniture thereto belonging and to the value of fifty shillings in household stuff all at her choyce & one end of my Dwelling house & eight pounds p. year each year she live a widow, three pounds thereof per year in money and other five pounds p. year in corne and such other provisions as may be suitable for her use; & if my said Wife do marry againe then she is to have only the use or Rent of the thirds of my buildings & lands, & aforesaid bedd & moveables to return to my children after her decease, and further my mind and will is that my estate should be aprized as money & being devided into nineteen parts for quantity of paymt to be devided amongst my children as followeth:

      Imp : I do give and bequeath to my eldest son Thomas Clap four parts of the said nineteen whereof he have received forty pounds in the house & lands I bought for him that he now live in.

      Item, I give and bequeath unto my other sons Joshua Clap, Eliezer Clap & Samuel Clap nine parts of the aforesaid nineteen parts to be equally divided viz each one of them three parts.

      Item, I give unto my three daughters Mary, Abigail & Hannah, the other six parts not disposed of aforesaid to be equally divided betwixt them viz to each one of them two parts. My lands are to be equally devided betwixt my sons by Overseers or supervisors as they judge most equall & what each son receive in lands more than their portions as aforesaid they are to make payment in good currant Country paymt to their sisters each child to receive their portions at one and twenty years of age, or marriage which time come first my daughters to be paid their portions in three equal payments in three years after the aforesaid time. If any of my aforesaid children dye before they attayne the aforesaid age or Marryage their portion is to be divided betwixt them of my children that survive. By the rules aforesaid each child aforesaid at their receiving their portion or any put thereof is then legally to engage to pay their just proportion in the eight pound p. yeare each yeare to their mother according to the ------ as aforesaid during all the time aforesaid & if my said Wife after my decease while she continues a widow shold by sickness or weakness any way suffer so as the aforesaid eight pounds p. yeare prove not sufficient for her needful maintenance there shall be so much added as the three overseers hereafter named shall judge & determine needful for her supply to be paid by each child their due proportion answerable to their aforesaid portions on my said estate. My mind & Will is that my buildings should be aprized so that my son or sons that shall inherit them may not be to much disadvantaged in meet accommodations of lands, & paying Legacys.

      I do appoint and empower my loving sons Thomas Clap & Joshua Clap to be my Executors of this my last Will & Testament & do request my loveing friend Samuel Barber my loveing brother John Fisher, and my loveing sousin John Plimpton, all of them of Medfield to be the supervisors & overseers whose order advice and counsell my executors must attend & in all waity matters, in all parts of my Will & division of estate to my children, their determination or the surveying of them shall be as of legal force and value at all times as if myself had done and acted the same things. To confirm all the premises I the said Thomas Clap, Senr have set to my hand & scale in the presence of us

      Thomas Battell,
      Joshua Fisher,
      John Aldis, Jr.

      Furthermore, upon good consideration I do add to the aforesaid portion of my daughter Mary ten pounds to be added to her aforesaid portion out of my said estate. This addition is before signing and sealing.

      Thomas Clap, Senr.
    Died  Bef 29 Jan 1691  Dedham, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • His will was proved 29 Jan 1691.
    Person ID  I23342  Bryant
    Last Modified  5 Feb 2006 

    Father  Thomas Clap,   b. 1597, Dorchester, Dorset, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Apr 1684, Scituate, Plymouth Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Jane Martin,   d. Abt 1655 
    Married  Bef 1639  Weymouth, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F486  Group Sheet

    Family  Mary Fisher,   b. 23 Mar 1644, Dedham, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  10 Nov 1662  Dedham, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6, 7, 8
    Children 
     1. Thomas Clap,   b. 26 Sep 1663, Dedham, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jan 1704, Dedham, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. John Clap,   b. 24 Feb 1665, Dedham, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Mar 1665, Dedham, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Joshua Clap,   b. 1667, Dedham, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1728
     4. Mary Clap,   b. 13 Dec 1669, Dedham, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Eliezer Clap,   b. 14 Nov 1671, Dedham, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Abigail Clap,   b. 12 Apr 1674, Dedham, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Hannah Clap,   b. Abt 1678, probably, Dedham, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Samuel Clap,   b. 21 Aug 1682, Dedham, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jun 1762, Norton, Bristol Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID  F1804  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 15 Mar 1639 - Weymouth, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 10 Nov 1662 - Dedham, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsWill - 14 Dec 1688 - Suffolk Co, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Bef 29 Jan 1691 - Dedham, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S161] Bardeen, Barden-Bardeen, Bardeen, William A., (Gateway Press, Baltimore, Maryland, 1993), p.16.

    2. [S162] Search for Passengers M & J:17, Spear, Burton W., (The Mary & John Clearing House, Toledo, OH, 1992), p.35.

    3. [S13] NEHGR, NEHGR, (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society), 8:348.

    4. [S389] The Clapp Memorial, Clapp, Ebenezer, (David Clapp, Boston, 1876), 109.

    5. [S14] Torrey, Editor: Torrey, Clarence Almon, (Genealogical Publishing Co., 1985, Baltimore, MD, 1985 (reprint)), p.154.

    6. [S264] Dedham Records, p.8.

    7. [S161] Bardeen, Barden-Bardeen, Bardeen, William A., (Gateway Press, Baltimore, Maryland, 1993), p. 16.

    8. [S389] The Clapp Memorial, Clapp, Ebenezer, (David Clapp, Boston, 1876), 107.


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