Descendants of John Eddy



First Generation


1. John Eddy 1 2, son of Rev. William Eddy and Mary Fosten, was born in Mar 1596/97 in Cranbrook, Kent, ENG 2, was baptized on 27 Mar 1597 in St. Dustan's, Cranbrook, Kent , Eng 2 3, died on 12 Oct 1684 in Watertown, Middlesex Co., MA 2 and was buried in Watertown, Middlesex Co., MA 2.

Documented events in his life were:

1. Mention in Will, Inv. or Prob.; 20 Aug 1616; Cranbrook, Kent, ENG 4. Received legacy in father's will.

2. Emigrant Ancestor; 1630; Plymouth, Plymouth Co., MA 2. Sailed on the HANDMAID

3. Oath of Freemanship/Allegiance; 3 Sep 1634; Massachusetts Bay Colony, MA 5.

John married Amy Doggett, daughter of John Doggett and Dorothy Unknown (Doggett), on 22 May 1619 in Cranbrook, Kent, ENG 6 7. (Amy Doggett was born on 16 Jul 1597 in Groton, Suffolk, Eng, baptized on 16 Jul 1597 in Groton, Suffolk, Eng 3 and died on 20 Aug 1683 in Rehoboth, Bristol Co., MA.)


Children from this marriage were:

   2 F    i. Mary Eddy 1 2 was born before 10 Mar 1624/25 in Nayland, Suffolk, Eng, was baptized on 10 Mar 1624/25 in Nayland, Suffolk, Eng 2 8, died on 19 Sep 1683 in West Springfield, Hampden Co., MA and was buried in Sep 1683 in Massachusetts.

Documented events in her life were:

1. Court Appearance; 9 Oct 1640; Springfield, Hampden Co., MA 9. Called before the court to answer for selling or lending her late husband's gun to an Indian: "The Examination of Widdow Horton about sellingher husband peice to the Indians: She saith that she hath not sould it but she confesseth that she lent it to an Indian for it lay spoininge in her seller, but she saith that the Indian is suddenly to bringe it againe and he hath lost about six fatham of wampam in pawne for it: and she saith that she knew of no order against it and doth promist to take it home againe: she cannot tell the Indians name but saith it is an Indian Of Agaam. I tould her if she would speedily get it home againe or else it would cost her dere for no commonwealth would allow of such a misdemenor."

2. Marriage Contract; 7 Aug 1641; Springfield, Hampden Co., MA 9. Marriage contract with Robert Ashley which protected the estate of her late husband for her two sons.

3. Mention in Will, Inv. or Prob.; 9 Oct 1679; Springfield, Hampden Co., MA. Received Dower rights in her husband's will.

4. VR - Death; 19 Sep 1683; Springfield, Hampden Co., MA 10. Ashley, Mary, widow, d. Sept. 19, 1683

Mary married Robert Ashley on 7 Aug 1641 in Springfield, Hampden Co., MA. (Robert Ashley was born about 1620 in Wales Or England 11, died on 29 Nov 1682 in West Springfield, Hampden Co., MA 12 and was buried in Springfield, Hampden Co., MA 11.)

Documented events in his life were:

1. Jury Duty; 2 Jan 1639/40; Springfield, Hampden Co., MA 9. Served on the jury hearing the case of George Moxon vs. John Woodcock for slander.

2. Jury Duty; 10 Sep 1640; Springfield, Hampden Co., MA 13. Served on jury hearing case between Henry Gregory & John Woodcoke in action of the case for 'fower poundes fowerteene shillings'

3. Lawsuit; 15 Feb 1640/41; Springfield, Hampden Co., MA 9. Brought complaint against John Woodcocke for a gun that was purchased but not delivered and for not breaking up of certain grounds for planting as had been agreed. Jury found for Robert in the sum of 22s 6d with costs of 4s, plus bound over swine owned by Woodcocke for the preformance of the ground breaking.

4. Marriage Contract; 7 Aug 1641; Springfield, Hampden Co., MA 9. Marriage contract between Robert Ashley & the widow Horton.

5. Town Office; 24 Dec 1641; Springfield, Hampden Co., MA 13. Robert Ashly was sworne Constable of Springfield this 24 day of the 10 month 1641

6. Fine; 5 Jan 1641/42; Springfield, Hampden Co., MA 13. "Robert Ashly beinge Constable came not in a due tyme to make retourne of his warrent and therefore it is thought meete to fine him in the some of two shillinges six pence: it being now past ten of the clock neer eleven and he was ordered to appoint the meeting at nine aclock"

7. Lawsuit; 21 Dec 1643; Springfield, Hampden Co., MA 13. "Thomas Merick compaines in an action of the case against Robert Ashley for kepinge a pig which Mr. Thomas Mericke saith is his"; "The Jury find for the defendant; they find the pigg to be his and they give 7s Costes to the defendant and for the witnesses 5s." The case is continued 8 Feb 1643/4: "Thomas Mericke complaines against Robert Ashly in Revew about a pigg.. The Jury havening been held most what in hering the plea and the proofes till nere midnight desyred liberty not to bring in this verdict till an houer before sunnsett which was granted." 9 Feb 1643/4: "Both plaintife and defendant mett at the turne appointed and the Jury; and the plaintife desyred a futher hearing before the Jury brought in their verdict; which was granted provided he could produce any new frofe or could nulife any former allegation of the defendant. And Goody Stebbing was herd what she could say uppon her. The Jury returned this verdict: we find for the defendant The pigge to be his and we give him besides Ten shilings for costes and three shilings more for the Jury and Three shillings more for witnesses." [on 14 Feb 1643/4, John Leonard was put out of his place as Constable "as a mark of disfavor for swearinge to a lie in the evidence he gave betweene Thomas Merik & Robert Ashly." The record doesn't say for which side he testified.]

8. Oath of Fidelity; 6 Feb 1648/49; Springfield, Hampden Co., MA 13.

9. Fine; 30 May 1649; Springfield, Hampden Co., MA 13. Along with James Bridgeman ordered to pay 1 bushels of marsh wheat to Henry Burt for the damage their team of oxen did to his field.

10. Jury Duty; 2 Mar 1653/54; Springfield, Hampden Co., MA 13. Served on jury hearing the case between Margaret Bliss, widow, against Thomas Mirach.

11. Jury Duty; 1 Mar 1654/55; Springfield, Hampden Co., MA 13. Served on the jury that heard several cases on this date.

12. Court Order; 27 Jun 1655; Springfield, Hampden Co., MA 13. A Court Order was sent to Robert Ashley & his wife "forbiddinge them to sell wine or strong waters to the Indians."

13. Oath of Freemanship/Allegiance; 25 Apr 1656; Springfield, Hampden Co., MA 13. "these were Sworne Freemen": Robert Ashly

14. Financial Transactions; 1659; Springfield, Hampden Co., MA 14. Ashley, Robert

Vol II, 1657-1666 . Page 113
Robert Ashley CR
Sept 16 59
By a horse to fort Aurania 01 05 00

Vol III, 1664-1667 . Page 249
Robert Ashley CR
Dec 15 1668
By Carying downe and bringing up goods 00 08 06
By cart 1 load wood 3s Bringing up goods up the falls 5s
00 08 00

Vol II, 1657-1666 . Page 113 [p 270]
Robert Ashley CR
Apr 30th 1659
By Wm Deines his Note for Ginny 3 li
& for Edw Mesenger 20s all is 04 00 00

Sept 16 59
By Wm Deines 00 12 00

Hadley Town Credit
Nov 11th 1663
By Wm Lewis which Robert Ashly pd me in to Tho Colemen
01 07 00
Volume I, 1651-1655 . Page 95 [p 457]
Robert Ashley
Novembr 10th 1652
1 Iron Ladle 00 01 08
6 Panes of Glass at 2s 5d per pane 00 14 06

15. Town Office; 27 Mar 1660; Springfield, Hampden Co., MA 13. "Robert Ashley being chosen Sealer for weights & measures for this Town of Springfeild for the yeere ensueing, was at this Corte sworne to the performance of his duty"

16. Lawsuit; 25 Sep 1660; Springfield, Hampden Co., MA 13. Miles Morgan Plantiffe contra Robert Ashley defendant in an action of the case for wrongful impoundinge of his swine. The Plaintiffe withdrew his action, Hee and the defendant aggreeinge between themselves: And the Plantifffe is to pay 10s for entry of his action.

17. Jury Duty; 24 Sep 1661; Springfield, Hampden Co., MA 13.

18. Jury Duty; 30 Sep 1662; Springfield, Hampden Co., MA 13.

19. Signed Petition; 2 Feb 1668/69; Springfield, Hampden Co., MA 15. Signed a petition protesting the imposition by England of customs upon goods being exported into and from Massachusetts Colony.

20. Oath of Freemanship/Allegiance; 1 Jan 1678/79; Springfield, Hampden Co., MA 16.

21. Will; 9 Oct 1679; Springfield, Hampden Co., MA. "Robert Ashley deceased, his Last Will and Testament togeather with an Inventory of his estate was prsented to this Corte [holden at Northampton March 27, 1683] which will aforesaid was attested to by Mr Holyoke before ye Worshipll Major Pynchon and ye Worshipfull Major Pynchon made oath before this Corte as witnesses to sd will & it was thereupon approved & confirmed in Corte as ye Last Will and Testament of Robt Ashley deceased. And Wras he nominated noe Executor to his sd Will this Corte, therefore appointed & allowed the widdow Relict of sd Robt Ashley and Joseph Ashley his son as administrators to sd Estate of Robt Ashley.
(*) See "N.-E. Hist, and Geneal. Reg.," vol. 9, p. 87.

Here followeth Coppys of s?? Robt Ashley's Last Will and of ye Inventory of his Estate.
I, Robert Ashley, being aged and of infirme body but yet of sound minde and perfect memory doe now make this my Last Will and Testament.
In the first place I doe comitt my Soul to ye care, grace and salvation of one God in three persons, the second person being incarnate, Who by His blood hath purchased it, trusting in His name for all that good of grace and glory He hath bought for His, having hopes only for His own sake and in His alsufficient mercyes, that He will at ye Resurrection of ye just reunite Soul and Body to enjoy a sinless state with Himself in that house not made with hands which He hath prpared for those who believe in Him. And my Body to such decent buriall as my friends and surviveing relations shall judge meete.
Nextly I doe confirme my deede of gift made to my beloved son Jonathan of lands, uplands, meadows on ye East side of Conitticut River all as in that sd deede is expressed.
And to my beloved son Joseph I doe give all my lands on ye West side of ye sd River, that at Chickapy plaine and that over against the town plott on ye East side of ye sd River, and that below Agawame River, all these on the West side of Conitticut River. Also I doe give unto my son Joseph that lott I have this yeare bought of Major Pynchon, Esqr, lyeing and fronting on the lane that leades to ye upper wharfe on ye East side Conitticut River.
And to my welbeloved son David I doe give five pounds besides what I have given him alreadie.
And to my welbeloved wife Mary I doe give the full thirds of all the lands on both sides ye sd River, dureing the terme of her natureall life.
To my grandson John Ashley I doe give a colt.
And to the rest of the children of my beloved son David Ashley I do give ten shillings pr child.
And to the children of my beloved son John Root I do give ten shillings a peice.
And for the rest of my estate, all my debts being paid, and in particular that debt for the lot fronting upon the upper wharfe, I do give one third thereof to my well beloved wife during her natural life.
And the other two thirds to my son Joseph and my wife's thirds to Joseph at her decease, he being to pay her five pounds when she dyes, and in case my son Joseph dye without issue then this whole estate bequeathed hereby to my son Joseph I do order and bequeath to my son David and his children.
In witness whereof I do hereunto set my hand and seal this 9th day of October Anno: Dom: 1679.
Robert Ashley ?? his mark.
Signed sealed in ye presence of
John Pynchon, Sen.
John Holyoke."(*)
(*) Hampsh. Co. Prob. Rec., vol. 1, p. 225. The original is not on file.

"March 26, 1683, Mr, John Holyoke appeared declared being present at the time he saw Robert Ashley signe and seale this Instrument as his last Will and that when he so did he was of sound understanding to the best of his knowledge and hereunto made oath before me
John Pynchon, Assistant."
"Major Pynchon made oath as a testimony to this and that the testator was of sound mind when he made it to the best of his understanding.
March 27, 1683. S. P., Clerk."( Hampsh. Co. Prob. Rec., vol. 1, p. 226. )
This instrument having obtained official approval, the court appointed his son Joseph and his widow Mary administrators of his estate.

22. VR - Death; 29 Nov 1682; Springfield, Hampden Co., MA 17.

23. Inventory Taken; 24 Mar 1682/83; Springfield, Hampden Co., MA. "Here followeth a coppy of ye Inventory of ye Estate of Robert Ashley of Springfield deceased taken Mch 24, 1682/3. s p

To houseing and homestead and other Lands 347 00 00
To six oxen at 26, To 3 cowes 12, To 3 heifers 8: 10s 046 10 00
To three calves at 1 To 4 horses at 12: 10s, To 6 Swine at 4 017 10-00
Divers sorts of graine in the chamber 009-00-00
More divers sorts of provision or meat for the familie 009 19 06
In the lower roome 1 feather bead 3 2 ruggs 3 2 blanketts 1: 10s 3 pillows and 3 pillow beers & 1 sheet 1: 3?? and 9d 1 chaffe bed 07s and flock bolsters 3s 009 03 09
A still 1: 10s Tubs and casks 22s and hemp in the chamber 3s 002 15 00
Pilian and pilian cloth 5s Two cushians 3s a cartwheel's bands and an old cart rope 21s & other lumber 4s & an old sithe 1s: 6d 001 14 06
Another feather bed and bolster and pillows and bed clothing and bedsted and old curtaines and bedstead cloth 007 15 00
A chaffe bed and bolster and pillow beers, rugs & sheets to it and a blanket 10s Cheese in the chamber 005 05 00
Three pair of sheets and 1 old sheet 3 Bookes 20s 004 00 00
Five sheets 3 1 large table cloth 12s five table cloths & three pillow beers 21s & 25 napkins 12s: 06d and 4 shirts 10s 005 15 06
A searge cloke 30s & searge doublet and breatches 20s an old cloth Cloke and doublet 10s and 2 old pair of breaches 2s & wastcoat 5s 003 07 00
3 old chairs and 3 old cushians 3s an old chest and box 5s 000 08 00
Two great brass old kittles 3 6 small old brass kittles & a brass pan 2 a warming pan and frying pan 10s 3 iron potts 30s A iron skillett 2s & brass skillett and a scimmer 2s 007 04 00
A brass morter, a brass ladle & 2 iron pestles 6s: 6d 000 06 06
Two quart potts, 2 pint potts 9s A half pint 1s 6 small pewter platters 11s 2 pewter basons 5s 6 pottringers 5s 5 saucers 3s Three pewter bowles 2s: 6d 001 16 06
A tin pan, one colender, one tunnell, one tin candlestick 2s: 6d One brass candlestick 3s six spoones 3s 6 old spoones 1s: 6d 000 10 00
Wooden dishes, platters and bowles 14s 2 wooden bottles 3s 17 trenchers 15s two sives 2s earthen ware six shillings (*)002 00 00
Pailes and a buckett 3s: 6d 2 spinning wheels 5s: 6d 000 09 00
Four cheesmotes 4s a little box 1s old stockins 1s: 6d 000 06 06
Box iron & heaters & a bell 3s tongs 4s fire pan 1s 3 cob irons 12s two trammells 8s an old spade 1s 001 09 00
Two guns 30s a rapier 5s 001 15 00
Six baggs 12s cartwheel boxes 12s cart 10s a clevis and pin 5s Axtree pinns 3s yoke staple and ring 6s clince pinns and two washers 3s 002 11 00
Two hipple tree chaines and 2 pair of iron traces 001 00 00
An old sith and sith tackling 2s: 6d three sickles 000 04 00
Two hammers 2s axes 3s beetle ring 3s 000 08 00
1 wedge 1s a bail and hoop 3s: 6d hookes for a draught yoke 1s a hacket & saw 5s
000 10 06
Plow chain, clevis and pin 6s share and colter 16s a hay hoock 1s nails 2s a chamber pot, a stubing hoe, a broad hoe, a sled 001 19 06
Total (+)492 02 09

   3 F    ii. Sarah Eddy 1 2 was born about 1628 in Cranbrook, Kent, ENG 2 and died on 3 Feb 1709/10 in Boston, Suffolk Co., MA 2.

Documented events in her life were:

1. FILL IN. double check births in research against children and add the ones that match

   4 F    iii. Pilgrim Eddy 1 2 3 was born on 25 Aug 1634 in Watertown, Middlesex Co., MA 2 18 19

Documented events in her life were:

1. Marriage 3. 1) William Baker, 1656; 2) Isaac Stedman; 3) Sylvester Eveleth, 1679

   5 M    iv. John Eddy 1 2 3 20 was born before 29 Mar 1624 in Boxted, Nayland, Suffolk, ENG 19, was baptized on 29 Mar 1624 in Boxted, Nayland, Suffolk, ENG 2 and died in 1624 in England 19.
   6 M    v. Benjamin Eddy 1 2 3 was born in 1639 in Watertown, Middlesex Co., MA 2, died in 1639 in Watertown, Middlesex Co., MA 3 and was buried in 1639 in Watertown, Middlesex Co., MA.
   7 M    vi. Samuel Eddy 1 2 18 was born on 30 Sep 1640 in Watertown, Middlesex Co., MA 2 18 20 and died on 22 Nov 1711 in Watertown, Middlesex Co., MA.

Documented events in his life were:

1. VR - Birth; 30 Sep 1640; Watertown, Middlesex Co., MA 21. Birth of Samuel, the son of John & Amy Eddy.

2. VR - Marriage; 31 Nov 1664; Dorchester, Suffolk Co., MA 22. Married Sarah Mede [date is given as 31 (9 mo.) 1664]

   8 F    vii. Abigail Eddy 1 2 3 was born on 11 Oct 1643 in Watertown, Middlesex Co., MA 2 18 and died before 1677 in Charlestown, Suffolk Co., MA.

Documented events in her life were:

1. VR - Birth; 11 Oct 1643; Watertown, Middlesex Co., MA 23. Birth of Abigail, daughter of John & Amy Eddy.

   9 F    viii. Ruby Eddy 1 2 3 19 was born in 1645 in Watertown, Middlesex Co., MA 2.

Documented events in her life were:

1. Marriage; 1670 3. Married Ezekiel Gardner

   10 M    ix. John Eddy The Younger 2 8 was born on 16 Feb 1636/37 in Watertown, Middlesex Co., MA 2 8 and died on 27 Dec 1707 in Watertown, Middlesex Co., MA 8.

Documented events in his life were:

1. VR - Birth; 16 Feb 1636/37; Watertown, Middlesex Co., MA 21. Birth of John, ye son of John & Amie Eddie

   11 M    x. John Eddy was baptized on 9 Jun 1622 in Nayland, Suffolk, Eng and was buried on 8 Feb 1622/23 in Nayland, Suffolk, Eng.


Sources


1. Shirl R. Weight.

2. The Great Migration Begins. p 610-714.

3. Doggetts & Other Cousins, (http://doggettfam.org/index.htm (08/12/98)).

4. The Eddy Family Association, (http://www.eddyfamily.com/ [15 Aug 1999]).

5. The Winthrop Society, (http://members.aol.com/WinthropSQ/society.htm). citing the records of the Massachusetts Bay Colony.

6. Powell Gencom, (http://www.my-ged.com/db/page/powell/ (08/25/98)).

7. Eddy, Ruth S. D., Eddy Family in America. cited in The Second Boat, a journal, Vol 15, #6, Summer 1995, p 13.

8. Susanne Lucretia Behling, Sam's Genealogy, (http://genweb.net/~samcasey).

9. Joseph H. Smith, ed, Colonial Justice in Western Massachusetts (1639-1702): The Pynchon Court Record, An Original Judges' Diary of the Administration of Justice in the Springfield Courts in the Massachusetts Bay Colony, (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1961 (on-line http://ccwf.cc.utexas.edu/~russell/hal/docs/pynchon.html)).

10. John Pynchon, Pynchon Birth Marriage & Death Records, (Families of the Pioneer Valley, Regional Publications, West Springfield, MA, 2000). Springfield, p 75.

11. Ingersoll / Inkersall / Ingerson Family Research, (http://www.my-ged.com/inger/ (08/25/98)).

12. Gendex, (http://www.gendex.com/). 11817: Robert Ashley.

13. William Pynchon, John Pynchon, Elizur Holyoke, Pynchon Court Records, (Families of the Pioneer Valley, Regional Publications, West Springfield, MA, 2000).

14. Carl Bridenbaugh & Juliette Tomlinson, eds., The Pynchon Papers, Vol II, Selection from the Account Books of John Pynchon, 1651-1697, (The Colonial Society of Massachusetts, Boston, 1985).

15. Transcribed from the Massachusetts Archives by William B. Trask, Petitions Against Imposts, (New England Historical & Genealogical Register, Vol 9, January 1855, p 81).

16. Inhabitants of Springfield, Massachusetts, (New England Historical & Genealogical Register, Vol 5, January 1851, p 83).

17. John Pynchon, Pynchon Birth Marriage & Death Records, (Families of the Pioneer Valley, Regional Publications, West Springfield, MA, 2000). Springfield, p 74.

18. Eddy Family of Oxford, (http://we.nai.net/~lnerrell/oxfordeddy.html (08/16/98)).

19. Ferguson Gencom, (http://www.my-ged.com/db/page/ferguson/2300 (08/26/98)).

20. Gendex, (http://www.gendex.com/). http://www.sginet.com/ocs/ray/dat8.htm.

21. David Pulsifer, Early Records of Boston, (New England Historical & Genealogical Register, Vol 2, January 1848, p 76 & subsequent). Watertown, Vol 7, p 159.

22. Vital Records of the Town of Dorchester [MA], (Early Vital Records of Suffolk Co., MA, to about 1850; Search & Research Publishing Co., Wheatridge, CO, 2000). p 21.

23. David Pulsifer, Early Records of Boston, (New England Historical & Genealogical Register, Vol 2, January 1848, p 76 & subsequent). Watertown, Vol 7, p 283.

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