John Wyatt

Male - Bef 1665


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  • Name  John Wyatt  [1
    Gender  Male 
    Will  23 Nov 1665  Ipswich, Essex Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • John Wyatt "of Ipswich the unprofitable Servant of God weake in body ...II directed that his wife was to have six pounds yearly and duely paid her out of my Estate by my Executor in good marchantable wheate malt and Indian corn. I give unto my wife the use of the Roome we now lye in with the sellar under it and the upper roomes over it, and the use of the Bedsted in the said roome ...all her household goods that are remayneing which are conteyned in an Inventory annexed to the will to be at her owne disposeing. As also fifteene pounds to bee payd her at three payments presently The use of all my household goods together with my grandchild John Kemball by name as he shall have occasion to use them while he abides in the house ...if my wife cannot live comfortably in the house with him then shee shall have libertie to chuse her another place of being in the towne, and hee shall supply her with wood and pay for her Roome. Item I give unto my three Daughters Mary Sarah and Dorcas five shillings a peece. Finally I give and Bequeath unto John Kemball my Grandchild my Dwelling house and all the ground belonging to it and all my meadowe ground together with my cattell and husbandry implements. Provided he carry himselfe respectively towards my wife. And in case he should not; then I give unto my said Grandchild ten pounds and soe not to have to do with any part of my Estate besides.

      He named as executor his loving friend Mr. Theophilus Wilson, and as overseers Mr. Robert Paine and William White.
      In 1667, John Kimba1l pledged his inheritance against his obligations to his grandmother, as shown in the following (Ipswich Deeds, 3:41):

      25 March 1667 ~ I John Kimball of Ipswich, junior, husbandman, sell unto Theophilus Willson of the same town, yeoman my now dwelling house and houselot and pasture, with outhouses, fences and all other appurtenances with a six acre lot ...and nineteen acres of marsh ...being all the houses and lands given & bequeathed to me the said John Kimball by my grandfather John Wiate, late of Ipswich, deceased ...the condition of this bargain & sale is such that if the above said John Kimball ...pay ...unto the abovesaid Theophilius Willson six pounds per annum in merchantable wheat, malt and Indian corn ...for the use ...of Mary the late wife of john Wiate of Ipswich during the term of the late natural life of the said Mary ...then this bargain ...to be void ...[signed] John Kimball. Witnesses: William White, Samuel Graves.
    Died  Bef 26 Dec 1665  Ipswich, Essex Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • Inventory of his will was taken.
    Notes 
    • There is no record of any children born to John Wyatt and his first wife, Martha. Shortly after their marriage, John and Mary Wyatt left for New England and settled in Ipswich, Massachusetts, as did her former sister-in-law Susan (Riddlesdale) French. Although John Wyatt referred to his daughters Mary, Sarah, and Dorcas in his will, it appears that they were actually stepdaughters, and that he never had any children of his own.

      Goodman Wyatt owned land in Ipswich in 1638 and was listed as a proprietor in that town in 1639, having a house lot in Bridge Street (Thomas Franklin Waters, Ipswich in the Massachusetts Bay Colony [Ipswich, 1905L 339). He was listed as a shareholder in Plum Island in 1664 (Abraham Hammett, The Hammett Papers, The Early Inhabitants of Ipswich, Massachusetts 1633-1700) [1854],421). On 10 March 1652 he bought a house and about three rods of land from Nathaniel Bishop, it being property which he already occupied on rental (Waters, lpswich, 350).

      In 1641, he and John West bought a cow which promptly died (Records and Files of the Quarterly Courts of Essex County, Massachusetts, 1 [Salem, 1911 ], 38). They took the matter to court, for John Satchwell and Humphrey Griffin were appointed to view a "dead cow at Jo. Wyatt's" in March 1642 (ibid., 41). He was made a freeman in November 1645 (ibid., 87) and served on trial juries in 1646,1650 and 1655, and on the grand jury in 1647 and 1660 (ibid., 106,186,397; 2 [1912], 124,225). In 1647, he was a witness to the oral will of Luke Heard, his [step]son-in-law (ibid., 2:126).

      In September 1650, John Wyatt was excused from ordinary military training, to pay 5 shillings yearly for the use of the company (ibid., 1:200). Again in 1659 and in 1664 he was released from training and to pay ~. 6d. per year (ibid., 2:153; 3[1913):42). In September 1665, he sued and received judgment against Enoch Greenleaf for 10 debt for a pair of steers to have been paid for in wheat, malt, and Indian corn at Wyatt's home in Ipswich (ibid., 3:273).
    Person ID  I48835  Bryant
    Last Modified  17 Aug 2003 

    Family 1  Mary Sheldrake (?),   b. Abt 1595, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Apr 1683, Rowley, Essex Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  27 Jun 1632  Assington, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Family ID  F3359  Group Sheet

    Family 2  Martha Sheldrake,   d. Abt 15 Mar 1631/32, Assington, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  28 Sep 1619  Assington, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Family ID  F3360  Group Sheet

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    Link to Google MapsMarried - 28 Sep 1619 - Assington, Suffolk, England Link to Google Earth
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    Link to Google MapsWill - 23 Nov 1665 - Ipswich, Essex Co, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Bef 26 Dec 1665 - Ipswich, Essex Co, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S13] NEHGR, NEHGR, (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society), 141:238.

    2. [S13] NEHGR, NEHGR, (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society), 143:213-220.

    3. [S13] NEHGR, NEHGR, (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society), 143:218.


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