John Cass Genealogy
Record modified: 2010-09-20
This is my direct ancestor 12 generations back.
Born: about 1629-00-00 England
Died: 1675-04-07 Hampton, Rockingham Co, New Hampshire USA
1. Martha Philbrick
Children of John Cass and Martha Philbrick:
immigrated about 1644
Martha 1649-10-04 + Thomas Lyons; + John Redman
Joseph 1656-10-05 d 1739 Hampton NH + Mary Hobbs
Samuel 1659-07-13 d 1681-12-07 + Mercy Sanborn
Jonathan 1663-09-13 d 1698 Bathsheba Williams
Elizabeth 1666-06-06 + John Griggs
Mercy 1668-08-01 + Isaac Green
Abigail 1673-01-11 + John Turbet; + Benoni Fogg
"Probate Records of the Province of New Hampshire, Vol 1"
The last will and Testament of John Cass of Hampton in the County of Norfolk in New England being sick & weake of Body...
Imp: I Give and Bequeath unto Martha Cass my Beloved Wife all my whole stock of Cattle, Both of one kind and other and all my other moveables both within dores and without to hir heires and Assignes for Ever. Also I Give unto Martha Cass my wife all my Houseing and Lands in Hampton Both Upland and medows Dureing the time of her widdowhood And at her Deceas or Day of marriage.
Itt: I give and Bequeath unto my two sons Joseph and Samuell all my upland Belonging to the farme with all my Housses orchard and the Lot which my House standeth upon and the Comonage belonging to my part of the farme as also all my medow and marsh of the uper Devision downe to the Great Crick Below the Dame (my meaning is that Part of the Crick Below the Dam wher the water Ebbeth Northerly shall be their easterly bonds so far as that Part of the Crick Runs in my marsh) the said Houses, Barne, Lands, medows to be equally devided Between them my intent is that Samuell shal devide the Land and medows and Joseph shall Chuse which Part he will have and likewise that Samuell shall sett the price of houseing and Barne and if Joseph shall have his Choyce to take the houses and Barne and to pay unto samuell one halfe of the price so set upon them and if Joseph shall Refuse the Houses and Barne Samuel shall have them Paying unto Joseph one halfe of the price so set by samuell all which Land and medows & Houses they shall Enter upon and injoy mediately after my wifes Deceas or at the Day of her Marriage alwaies provided that they shall have no power to make sale of any of their Land till they shall arive to the age of twenty and eight yeares if they should enter upon it before
Itt: I Give unto my Daughter Abigall the sum of twenty pounds to be paid to hir by my Wife
Itt: I Give unto my Daughter Elizabeth twenty pounds to be paid by my two sons Joseph and Samuell in Corne & neat Cattle ten pounds to be paid within one yeare after they enter upon their Lands and the other ten pounds the Next year after to be payd in the same specie
Itt: I give unto my Daughter Mercy twenty pounds to be paid to her by Joseph and Samuell in Corne and neat Cattle ten pounds to be paid within three yeares after they enter upon their Lands and the other ten pounds within one yeare after my internt is that Joseph and Samuell shall pay equall shares of the forty pounds to Elizabeth & Mercy
Itt: I Give unto my two sons Jonathan And Ebenezer all the Rest of my marsh from the abovesd Great Crick to the Maine River by sandy point all my land at the New plantation and my out Land of the North Devision and one share of the Cow Comon all to be equally devided: between them accoring to the Goodnes or Worth of itt and they shall enter upon the said Lands and marshes imediatly after my wifes Deceas or at the day of her Mariage but my intent and meaning is that if any of my Children be under age when their inheritance is due to them by this my will that is shalbe improved by my executors for their Benifitt till they are of age neither shall my two youngest sons Jonathan and Ebenezer have power to make sale of any Land given them by this my will till they shall arive at the age of twenty eight years if they shall enter upon it before; and I do apoint my beloved wife martha Cass and my Loveing Brothers Philip Lews and Thomas Philbrick executrix & executors to this my will and testiment which I doe confirme by seting to my hand and seale
Itt: I ad before signeing and sealeing that My Daughter Martha hath alReady had thirty pounds and My Daughter Mary Hath had Cows & other things which my intent is shall be their Portions
In Confirmation of the Abovesd premisses I have set my hand & seale this fourth of the third month in the yeare 1674.
Read Signed & sealed in the preassents of Thomas Philbrick, Joseph Dow, Samuel philbrick
John Cass (his mark and seal)
[see Essex County Mass Probate Files and Norfolk County Mass Deed vol 3 p3]
Essex County Mass Probate Files and Norfolk County Mass Deed vol 3 p4
[Inventory of the estate of John Cass who died April 7 1675; taken by Edward Gove and Joseph Dow; amount L1037.8.6]
Wheras by the Last will and Testament of my Honoured father John Cass Late of hampton Deceased the Land Given to his two Eldest sons Viz Joseph Cass and Samuell Cass, as by the sd will is more att large to bee seen and Understood, and the sd Samuell Cass Being appointed to Divide the said Land into two parts Both Upland and medow and then Joseph Case to make Choyce of his partt, these p'sents wittneseth thatt the sayd Land hath been Divided by my Brother Samuell Cass According to my fathers Last will and the Dividing bounds hath Been shewed to mee the sd Joseph Cass this 26 Day of July 1680 and I the sd Joseph Cass have this Day made Choyce of the north Division of all the Upland and medows on the East side of the Country way According to the Bounds fixed by my Brother Samuell and on the westerly side of the Country way I the sd Joseph have made Choyce of the south Division bounded with the land of Thomas Chase towards the south and the Country way East; Com'on land west and a way into the Com'ons toward the north and my partt as is above mentioned I Doe by these p'sents owne my selfe fully Satiesfied & Contented with and to this Choyce and Agreement I have Subscribed my hand and Seale, and my Brother Samuell Cass is to have the other partt, and all the houses and Buildings standing there Upon; for which I Have taken bill Under his hand for my partt & portion of all the houses which my father Left as they are now in being: witness my hand & seale this 5 of November 1680.
Signed Sealed & Delivered in the p'sents of Us: Samuell Sherburn, Philemon Dalton
Joseph Cass (his seal)
Whereas by the Last will and testament of my Honoured father John Cass Late of Hampton Deceased the Lands Given by the sd will Unto His two Eldest sons Viz Joseph Cass and Samuell Cass was by the sd Samuell Cass to be Divided into two parts and after Division the sayd Joseph Cass was to make Choyce of his partt of both Upland and medow
These p'sents wittnesseth thatt the sd Land Haveing Been Divided according to the sd will and the Dividing Bounds shewed Unto the sd Joseph Cass the 26 Day of July in the year 1680 and the sd Joseph haveing made Choyce of his partt as appears by a wrighting Under his hand & Seale Bearing Even Date with these p'sents & I the sd Samuell Case Doe by these p'sents Declare my selfe well Satiesfied with his Choyce and Doe Accept of the other partt of the Land Vize the South partt of all the Upland & medow thatt lyeth on the East side of the Country way and with the north Division on the west side of the Country way and have taken into my partt all the houseing thatt are now in being into my partt; and have Given to my brother Joseph security Under my hand for his partt of all the houses as they are now in being and thatt my Brother Joseph Shall peacably Injoy his partt & thatt I Doe Rest Satiesfied with the other part; I have hereunto sett my hand and Seale this 5 of November 1680; with this p'viso thatt my Brother Joseph Cass shall have the use of all the Houseing both Dwelling house & out houses this winter and the Easterly End of the house Untill the 24 day of June next Insueing
Signed Sealed & Delivered in the p'sents of Us: Samuell Sherburn, Philemon Dalton
Samuell Cass (his seal)
Hinds Site: Genealogy of Ken Hinds -- page 41509
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