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John MOULTON and Anne GREEN
John MOULTON. [PC T4-5].
Born (in 1599-S1)(about 1599-S2) at Scratby, England; son of Robert MOULTON and Mary SMYTHE.
He married Anne GREEN on 24 September 1623 at Ormsby, St. Margaret, Norfolkshire, England.
Ormsby is in Norfolkshire, near Great Yarmouth.
John and his family were examined on 11 April 1637, and sailed from Yarmouth on the ship Rose with Mr. William Andrews, master. They embarked with five children, Henry, Mary, Ann, Jane, and Bridget, and two servants, Adam Goodwin, age 20, and Alice Eden, age 19. They arrived in Boston on 8 June 1637.
They settled first at Newbury (Winnacunnet), Massachusetts.
They were original grantees and settlers at Hampton, Newhampshire. They moved there in 1639. He was made a freeman on 22 May 1639 in Hampton, New Hampshire.
He was chosen the first deputy or representative of the town to the General Court at Boston in September 1639.
His will was written on 23 January 1649. It was proved on 1 October 1650 in Hampton, New Hampshire.
The will of John Moulton of Hampton, 1649/50
The last will & testamt of John Moulton of Hampton beeing in his perfitt sences Doth will & beequeath as ffolloweth: Imp to my Sonne Henry Moulton tenn acres of fresh marsh by the beach on ye South side of the river; Item one acre fresh marsh wch is given him for a way butting uppon his bridg towards the South and ye upground towards the north. It : give tenn acres & a halfe of Sale marsh butting on Willi ffullars towards ye south west, & ye river towards the east liing in the south side of Willi Sanborne. It : I give to henry tenn acres of upground : in ye East feild in ye East side of Willi ffifeild, & one share of com'onage att my decese: It : I give to Ann my wife my house & house Lott, & ten acres liing att ye end of ye sayd house Lott & seven acres of fresh medow more or lesse in the west medowes, two acres of ffresh medow liing on ye South side of my Sonn Henry's fresh medow att ye beach, & tenn acres of Salt marsh & halfe liing on ye being more or less, & five acres of salt marsh that is yett to bee appointed, all this I doe give to my beeloved wyfe duering hir life It : I doe make my wife my Sole Executrix & doe give to ye say'd Ann my wyfe all my cattell, & all my moveable goods, excepting one calfe to John. The rest to hir disposeing according to hir discression : It : I give to my Sonn John Mouton after my wyfes decease the house, & house Lott, & the tenn Acres adjoyning to itt : It : I give to ye say'd John my sonne two Cowe Com'onages. It : I give to my Sonne John one Oxe com'onage It : I give to my Sonne seven acres of fresh medow more or lesse in ye west meddowes. It : I give to my Sonne John tenn acres of Salt marsh more or less liing on ye south side of my Sonne Henry's & five acres of Salt marsh wch is yett to be appointed) all these several guifts I doe give to my Sonne John after my wyfe's decease wth this Proviso yt wthin one whole yeare after my wyfe's decease my sonne John shall pay or cause to bee payd five pounds to my daughter Jane Moulton, & in two whole yeares after my wyfe's decease five pounds to my Daughter Bridgett & in case my Sonne John doth not pay unto his two sisters afore sayd ye tenn pound, then my will is my two daughters shall have the two acres of fresh marsh liing on ye South side of my Sonne Henry's, & tenn acres & halfe of Salt marsh more or less liing on ye South side of my Sonne Henry's marsh, & in case my Sonne John doth die before hee bee possest, of thes house & lands then my will is yt the house & all the lands shalbee equally divided, to all my childeren excepting Henry. And I give twelve acres of upland more or less in ye East feild, on ye east side of willi Esto's twelve acres to bee equally devided between Mary Samborne & my daughter Ann, & my daughter Jane, & my daughter bridgett, & I give unto my Sonn Samborne tenn acres of Salt marsh wch is yett to be appointed, & I give to my Sonne Samborne fower acres of Salt marsh liing on ye South side of Christopher Pallmers, & ye north side of my Sonn Henries) It I give in to my daughter Ann three acres of fresh marsh att ye beach next John Brownes, fresh meddow. It : I give to my daughter Ann tenn acres of salt marsh wch is yett to bee appointed : Also my will is yt my Sonne John shall have a way to his ten acres & a halfe of Salt marsh through his brother Henry's Salt marsh this I doe confirme to bee the true intent of my will witness my hand this prsent day being ye (23d) of January (1649)
by mee John Moulton
witnessed to this
[Proved Oct. 1, 1650.]
[Norfolk County, Mass., Deeds, vol. 1, p. 7.]
[F15139]. Anne GREEN. [PC T4-5].
Born about 1600 in England; daughter of Edward GREEN. She was christened on 6 September 1601 in Ormesby, St Margaret, Norfolkshire, England. Age was listed as 38 on the exam for passage to America in Apr 1637.
She died on 12 April 1668 at Hampton, Rockingham county, New Hampshire.
CHILDREN of John MOULTON and Anne GREEN:
- Henry MOULTON. He was christened on 12 November 1623 in Hemsby, Norfolkshire, England. Henry settled on the third lot east of his father’s in Hampton. He married Sobriety HILTON, daughter of Edward Hilton, on 20 November 1651 in Hampton, New Hampshire. He died on 8 September 1701 in Hampton, New Hampshire.
- Mary MOULTON. (Merey). [PC T4-5]. She was christened on 24 November 1626 in Hemsby, Norfolkshire, England. She married William SANBORN [F7568]. She died on 11 October 1686 at Hampton, Rockingham county, New Hampshire.
- Anne MOULTON. She was christened on 27 September 1629 in Hemsby, Norfolkshire, England. She died after 1664.
- Bridgett MOULTON. She was christened on 8 April 1632 in Hemsby, Norfolkshire, England. she died in February 1634 in Hemsby, Norfolkshire, England; and was buried on 17 February 1634 in Hemsby.
- Jane MOULTON. (twin). She was christened on 8 April 1634 in Hemsby, Norfolkshire, England. She died on 19 March 1699. (see below).
- Bridgett MOULTON. (twin). She was christened on 8 April 1634 in Hemsby, Norfolkshire, England. She died on 19 March 1699. From Dow’s History of the Town of Hampton:
“The twins, Jane and Bridget, for many years lived in a small house built for them by the roadside, near the site of Mr. Joseph Johnson’s barn. Anecdotes illustrative of some peculiarities in their temperment and character have been handed down by tradition. there is also preserved (N. H. Hist. Soc. Col. III: 122) a letter of Rev. Cotton Mather, to a gentleman of London, in 1716, wherein he says of them:
“‘At Hampton, a Town about Fifty miles from this place [Boston], there were Twin sisters, whose names were Bridget and Jane Moulton. The perpetual Harmony and Sympathy between the sisters was the observation of all the neighbourhood. They were never contented except they were together. If the one were desirous to go abroud, the other would be impatient of staying at home. If the one were merry, the other would be airy. If the one were troubled, the other would be chaagrin[ed]. When one was for carding, the other was for spinning. for their Dispositions and Satisfaction there was a very strange Agreement betwixt them. The particulars wherein every body with pleasure and wonder saw how they were agreed, and how like your famous Twins of Hippocrates, which you tell us would Flere et Ridere simul [weep and laugh at the same time], were numberless. They lived a Virgin life, and in this good accord, reached about three-score years. Thyen Death after a short sickness arrested the one of them. The other grew full of pain, and bid her friends not be in a hurry about her sister’s funeral for her’s must accompany it. By dying within a few hours after her sister, she answered their expectations. Mr. John cotton, the worthy minister of the place, preached a funeral sermon for this occasion on those words, 2 Samuel 1:23, “In their Death they were not divided.”’”
- (Lieut.) John MOULTON. He was christened on 16 March 1639 in Newbury, Massachusetts. He was called The Giant. He lived on the family homestead. He married Lydia Taylor, daughter of Anthony Taylor and Philippa Mingay, on 23 March 1666 in Hampton, New Hampshire. He died on 4 March 1706.
- Ruth MOULTON. She was christened on 7 May 1641 in Newbury, Massachusetts. She married Peter JOHNSON on 3 April 1660 in Hampton, New Hampshire. She died on 7 September 1718 in Hampton, New Hampshire.
- [S1]. Patty's Place. Patty Cox. http://www.geocities.com/pattyc.geo/fam00062.htm. QUOTES as sources: a) NEGHR The English Background of Some Early Settlers of Hampton NH from Ormsby, St.Margaret, Norfolk, vol 141, pgs 313-328. Vol 142, pgs 260-263, 313-328, 342. b)
NEGHR Some Doubts About The English Background of The Moulton Family vol 144, pgs 245-263.
- [S2]. Pane-Joyce Genealogy. http://math.clarku.edu/~djoyce/gen/report/rr02/rr02_045.htm. QUOTES as sources: a) Joy Wade Moulton, “Some doubts about the English background of the Moulton family,” New Eng. Hist. Gen. Reg., 144 (1990): 245-263. b) Joseph Savage, Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England, Originally published 1860. c) Joseph Dow, History of the Town of Hampton, New Hampshire, from its Settlement in 1638, to the Autumn of 1892, Salem, Mass., 1893. d) (will) http://www.hampton.lib.nh.us/hampton/history/probate/johnmoulton1649.htm e) Robert Charles Anderson, The Great Migration Begins: immigrants to New England 1620-1633, New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, 1995, Three volumes.
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