Moulton, Benjamin (b. WFT Est 1649, d. 28 MAR 1728)
Note: Moulton Annals, p 258
3) BENJAMIN MOULTON', son of William1, m. Hannah, daughter of James Wall. She inherited a part of her father's homestead, where they resided, and it is still occupied by their descendants.
16) 2. Benjamin, b. ; m. Elizabeth Sanborn. (15) i. James, b. December 13, 1686; m. Mary Redman. (
17) 3. Mary, b. June 5, 1691 ; m. Thomas Batchelder ; d. May (
18) 4. Joseph, b. September 27, 1693; m. Hannah (?); d. 22, 1716. (
19) 5. Elizabeth, b. March 3, 1696; d. unm. January 5, 1773. May 4, 1750. (
20) 6. Ezekiel, b. ; m. Sarah Moulton; d. January 12, 1783.
Note: Moulton Annals: pp 254-257
DESCENDANTS OF WILLIAM MOULTON, OF HAMPTON, N. H. (
i) William Moulton, born in Ormsby, Norfolk County,
England, about 1617, married Margaret, daughter of Robert and
Lucia (Lucy) Page, with whose family he came to New England.
His age is given as twenty years in his "examination" before
leaving England, April n, 1637. They landed probably at Boston,
thence he and the Pages went to Newbury, Mass., where it
seems they remained something over a year before joining the
new settlement at Winnacunnett, now Hampton, N. H., in 1639.
At that place he took up his permanent abode, settling quite near
Thomas and John Moulton. He died April 18, 1664. His will,
which is found in Essex County, Mass., Probate Records, Vol. 2,
pages 9, i o and n, bears date March 8, 1663 (4). He declares himself to be at that time "sick and weak of body." It is evident that Mr. Moulton was a man of more than ordinary ability and force of character. Coming as he did to a new country before arriving at his majority, presumably bringing little with him and dying at the early age of forty-seven, he left what was, for those times a large estate—a double mansion in one of the best localities of the new township with "orchyd," tillage land, "medow" and marshes,
together with personal estate to no inconsiderable amount. All this was distributed by his will with a curious particularity characteristic of the old country. This lengthy and formal document is appended in abbreviated form, as to give it entire would occupy too much space. THE LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT OF WILLIAM MOULTON, OF HAMPTON, IN THE COUNTY OF NORFOLK, IN NEW ENGLAND. I William Moulton being sick & weak of body butt sound in vnderstanding & memory doe by this my last will & testament
settle my Estate as followeth :
Imp. I Give & bequeath vnto Margritt my Louing wife my
new House being west partt of my Dwelling House with the
Chambers belonging thereunto and the use of the leanto and the
one Hälfe of the Orchyd as it is divided by a path Goeing through
itt, she hauing Liberty to choose which pt she pleaseth, the which
she is to Injoy during the terms of Her life or to her day of
Ittem. ... all furnituer . . . and the mouables of
the house excepting whatt is otherwise disposed of as shall bee
Ittem. . . . my warmeing pan & smoothing Iron and fire
shouell & tonges: and the rest of the Iron, Brass and peuter is
to bee deuided into two partts by one of my exequeters and my
sones and then my wife to Choose her partt and my two Eldest
sones to haue the other partt.
Ittem. I give unto Margritt my Louing wife my whole stock
of neatt Cattle, Horse & Swine towards the bringing up of my
Children . . . only my children are to Injoy those cattle
which are now accounted theirs, viz. :—my soné Joseph three,
my son Benimen two & Hanna one & Mary one.
Ittem. I give unto my son Joseph Moulton my Dwelling
House & Barne with all my outt Houseing and my House Lott
being by estimation ten acres more or less as it is and ten acres
of planting land in the north plaine lying by Henery Robies land,
the which was granted to me by the Towne and fiue acres more
or less lying in the East field . . . and nine acres of fresh
medow lying near to the Great bores Head. Ittem two acres
of Saltt marsh lying in a place called the seueralls
Ittem five acres of Saltt marsh on the other side of the falls.
Ittem three shares of Comonedy, two shares of the Cow comon
& one share of the ox comon.
Ittem. I give & Bequeath unto my sonn Benjamin Moulton
ten acres of planting land Adjoyning to my House Lott and ten
acres of planting land in ye north plaine. . . . Ittem fouer
acres of Medow in the Greatt Medow .... Ittem three
acres in the Greatt Bores Head medow. Ittem fiue acres of Salt
Marsh lying on the other side of the River. . . . Ittem one
share of the Cows Comon and one share of ye ox comon.
Ittem. I Giue unto my Son Robert Moulton six acres of
planting land in the East field Adjoyning to the lott of John
Redman; And further it is my will . . . when my Soné
Joseph shall come to the age of twenty-one yers hee shall enter
upon & possess which I have here given and appointed for him &
then thatt hee shall yerly pvid and lay in for his mother fower
loads of Hay . . . and every yeere fifteen Bushiles of Indian
Corne and eight Bushiles of wheatt and fiue Bushiles of malt all
merchentable . . . and convenient House Room for Hay and
cattell . . . and further that my son Beniamen shall pvide
for his mother thrre loads of Hay yerly to be putt into the Barne
and to pay her ten bushiles of indian Corne & six bushiles of
wheatt yerly. . . .
lit. I Giue & Bequeth unto my daughter Hanna Moulton
the some of ten pounds . . . the which is to be Improved by
my Exequetors for her until shee shall com to the Age of twenty
yer or att her day of marriage which shall fall out first.
Itt. I Giue unto my Daughter Mary the some of ten pounds . . .
fiue pounds when shee shall Come to the age of sixteen
yers and fiue pounds the yer following.
Itt. I Giue unto my Daughter Sarah the some of ten pounds . . .
fiue pounds when shee shall Come to Age of sixteen
yeer and fiue pounds the yeere following.
Ittem I Giue unto my Daughter Ruth the some of ten
pounds. . . .
Ittem I doe appoint conserning my Child which is yet unBorne
thatt if God Giue itt life untillitt come to the age of fourteen
yeeres itt shall choose a gardian and thatt then my two sones
Joseph & Beniamen shall pay unto the sd Child the some of fiue
pounds to bee Improved in the Hands of the sd Gardian for the
pfitt of the Child untill itt shall Come of Age. The bedstead &
the Greatt table and other Lumber shall Remaine in the house . . .
by Lumber I intend tubbs and troughs & such like, and
when my sones Come to Age my plowes, Cartes, yoakes & Chaînes and such Implements of Husbandry shall be deuided
between my two sones Joseph & Beniamen ... my two
sones Joseph & Beniamen shall pvide & bring home for their
mother twenty lodds of wood p annum; thirteen loads to bee
pvided by Joseph & seaven loads by Beniamen. . . .
I doe make, Costitute and appoint my louing father in law
Robert Page, yeoman and my louing Brother in Law Henery
Dow to bee my Lawful Exequetors to this my last will and
testiment . . . my sones . . . shall allow vnto mother
Commonedy for to keep her cattle . . . and this my last will
and testiment I doe confirme with my hand & Scale the Eight
Day of March Anno D., one thousand six Hundred and Sixty &
Signed, Sealed and Confirmed Wittnes my Hand & Scale
in the psents of Will : Moulton
ROBERTT PAGE, (Seal)
This was testified by Robert Page & Tho: Page upon their
oath to be ye last will & testamt of Willi : Moulton also Sam :
Dalton testifid vpon his Oath this to be ye last will & testamt
of ye sd Will. Moulton to his best Knowledg: At ye court held
at Hampton n:8th mo 1664.
THO: BRADBURY, rec.
The tender care exhibited for "Margritt, his loving wife,"
shows that his early affection for her had suffered no abatement
in the lapse of years. An imaginative mind can find much of
romance and pathos in the story of this puritan youth and maiden
who left their English home in the little hamlet of Ormsby "near
Great Yarmouth and not far from Norwich. In County Norfolk"
and came for conscience sake to New England wilderness only
seventeen years after the Mayflower dropped anchor at Plymouth.
Margaret, his widow, married 2d, Lieut. John Sanborn. She
died July 13, 1699.
Note: HISTORIC HOMES and PLACES AND GENEALOGICAL and PERSONAL MEMOIRS RELATING TO THE fAMILIES OF MIDDLESEX COUNTY, MASSACHUSETTS PREPARED UNDER THK EDiTORlAL sUPERVlSiON OF WILLIAM RICHARD CUTTER, A. M. Historian of the New England Historic Genealogical Society; Librarian of Woburn Public Library; Author of "The Cutter Family," "History of Arlington," "Bibliography of Woburn," etc., etc. VOLUME I. ILLUSTRATED New Y o R ? : LEW1S H1STOR1CAL PUBL1SH1NG COMPANY 1908 - Page 100
Note: Thomas Philbrick and Family, NEHGR VOl. 38, pp 279-281
A Genealogy of the Philbrick and Philbrook Families Descended from the Eimgrant, thomas Philbrick - 1583-1667. By Rev. Jacob Chapman of Exeter, NH -1886
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