ATKINSON John, Sr.[1, 2, 3]

Male 1640 - 1715  (75 years)


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  • Name ATKINSON John 
    Suffix Sr. 
    Born 1640  Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 5, 6
    • (Mary Adams Rolfe says about 1640.)
    Gender Male 
    Died 1715  Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Will 26 Jun 1715  [3
    • (John Atkinson's Will 956 PR
      Sept 29, 1715 311-3756

      The last will and testament of John Atkinson Sen. Of the Town of Newbury in the County of Essex in new England being aged and not able to provide for my self as here to fore and my son John Atkinson Jun having for some time past taken the care of me and hath comfortably provided for me in my ould age and is willing still to take ye care of me and provide for me so long as I shall live in this world, And I having given each of my children their full share or portion of my worldly goods in my lifetime before this day. And I having something yet left which I do thing may be little a nuff for my maintenance while I do live in this world. First in God's appointed time I Resin my body to the dust to be decetly[sic] buryed and my sole unto the hand of Jesus Christ in hope of a glorious resurection And as for that part of works good that God hath lent me I do for the consideration above mentioned, give and bequeath unto my above said son John Atkinson Junr. Of Newbury afore said all my estate that I have not disposed of before this
      and in particular fourty pounds of that sixty pounds which I allotted my son Nathaniel Atkinson of Newbury aforesaid to pay it to whom I should will it to in my last will and testament and also the money that I recovered a judgement for at Ipswich Court sum time past which judgemnent I recovered against Mr. Theodore Atkinson of Newcastle in the Province of Hampshear and also a peis of land at Haverhill which sd land I had of my unker Atkinson late of Boston decest and also a small peis of land at Boston lying near the land known by the name of Atkinsons Lane, also all my Right that I have in a peis of land at Salisbury, which land was formerly Samuel Geshil's late of Salisbury decest which by obligation more at large may appeal as also all the money that is du to me or moneysworth du by Book Bill bond etc.. And upon the confederation of all that I have now willed to my said son John Atkinson Jun, I do oblige my son to take the whole care of me and comfortably as I shall live in the World and also to pay my honest debts so far as he shall have of my estate in his hands to pay., besides my maintenance it is to be understood that the incom [sic] that I am to have yearly of my son Nathaniel Atkinson is to go to my son John Atkinson toward my maintenance and whatsoever that is mine that I have not disposed of before this day whether it be real estate or personal estate I do give and bequeath unto my said son John Atkinson Junr. Whom I do appoint to be the executor of this my last will and testament. In witness whearof [sic] and in confermation [sic] of all above written I the said John Atkinson Senr. Have hereunto sett my hand and seale this twenty sixth day of June in the year of our Lord seventeen hundred and thirteen being the twelth year of ye Raine of our Sovereign Lady Anne Queen of Great Britian, France etc.
      Signed and sealed in the present of us
      John Sawyer Jr.
      Joseph Merril Junr.
      William Titcomb.
      Proved Sept 29, 1716)
    Will (proved) 29 Sep 1716  [3
    Occupation Hatter  [4
    _UID 65610D38EB9ED5118A064445535400003AF9 
    Notes 
    • "Ancestry of Chas. S. Pillsbury and John Sargent Pillsbury" by Mary Lovering Holman, Rumford Press, Concord NH 1933 2 vols., relating an "ATKINSON Line", p. 719 ff: In this section the author discusses Theodore and John's probable relationship, and the Myrick connection (ie. marriage of John Atkinson and Sarah Myrick. She consistently refers to John and Theodore as Nephew and Uncle (p. 721) Her sources are court records, deeds, wills, etc.-- all primary sources.

      For example, but not limited to this one reference: p. 721 " Know all men by these presents That I Theodore Atkinson of Boston upon Account of that Love and affection which I Bear unto my Nephew John Atkynson of Newbury and for other Considerations thereunto moving Have Given....unto him ye sd. John tenn acres of yt wilderness Land....bought of John Dow of Sd Haverhill...in Sd. Haverhill....^: 9: 1674. Joseph Dudley, Robert Clement. (evidently witnesses).

      Also on p. 721: " John Atkinson evidently prospered as a hatter, while in addition to the gifts that his uncle Theodore gave him, he bought much land. "This uncle Theodore Atkinson, who came as an indentured servant of John Newbate, settled in Boston in 1634, and was made Freeman there, 18 May 1642. From his subsequent career and this fact one is forced to conclude that he came over as an indentured servant for some political or religious motive. The English government frequently tried to prevent people from leaving the home country and so many times they came under other auspices than the natural ones. Theodore was born in 1612-14, so he was under age possibly when he came. He married probably about 1642, a wife Abigail, by whom he had: Theodore, Nathaniel, Abigail, Eleazer, Thomas and Abigail, all of whose births or baptisms are recorded. He married Secondly, about 1668, Mary (Wheelwright) Lyde, widow of Edward Lyde and dtr. of Rev. John Wheelwright. Thay had at least three children, Elizabeth, bpt. 21 Mar. 1669, JOHN, b. 13 June 1672, and Theodore, b. 28 Feb. 1673. Theodore, Sr. died in Boston, in Aug. 1701, aged 89 years. He deposed in Essex Co. in 1676, aged 62..

      So evidently he had a son John, later, by 2nd marriage. But the John Atkinson who married Sarah Myrick.

      In John Atkinson Sr.'s will, he of Newbury, he, among other things, refers to "also a pees of Land at Haverhill which sd. Land I had of my unker Atkinson late of Boston Decest" (26 June 1713.)

      It seems pretty clear that there were 2 John Atkinsons, the elder, a nephew of Theodore, who married Sarah Myrick.

      His father died when he was very young (1646) and he was adopted by his uncle Theodore of Boston and from him learned the hatter's trade. [Mary Ann Rolfe Papers]

      He was one of the signers of the position presented to the general court in Boston Sept 11 1666 favoring the adoption of conciliatory measures and the repeal of all legislative acts displeasing to the king (Charles II) (Currier) new p. 176
      He took “ye oath of allegiance and fidelitie unto this government ye 25 February sixty eight before Robert Pike (Jno Atkinson) (177) aged 44 in 1678 (?) (180). [Mary Ann Rolfe Papers]

      July 27, 1692 he and his wife Sarah testified at the court in Salem at the trial of Widow Susannah Martin who was tried for witchcraft June 29 and executed July 16, 1692.
      March 31 1682 he signed petition asking the license for keeping an ordinary be granted to John March. ON 181. July 27, 1692 he and his wife Sarah testified at the court in Salem at the trial of Widow Susannah Martin who was tried for witchcraft June 29 and executed July 16, 1692.
      March 31 1682 he signed petition asking the license for keeping an ordinary be granted to John March. ON 181. [Mary Ann Rolfe Papers]

      John Weaver of Boston England mariner mortgaged to Mr. Thomas Norman of Boston and Jno Atkinson of Newbury which became bound for one to Tho: Woodbridge of Newbury merchant for 700L, to perform the award of Maj-gen Daniel Denison, Maj Robert Pike, Capt Nath: Saltonstall, Capt Willm Gerish and Mr. Richard Dole, my ketch called ye Three Sisters now riding at anchor before Boston, Dec 11, 1677. Witnesses Hugh March and Joseph Pike. Acknowledged March 1,1674 before Edward Tyng, assistant (Suf Co. Deeds v 9:80) [Mary Ann Rolfe Papers]

      Came to Newbury about 1663 and resided on the southwesterly side of the upper green on the spot occupied in 1853 by Capt. Stephen W. Little. [Colonial Families].
    Person ID I1858  Noyes Family Genealogy
    Last Modified 24 Feb 2011 

    Father ATKINSON Thomas,   b. Bury, Lancastershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Nov 1646 
    Mother [ATKINSON] Susan,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married Bef 1636  [3
    Family ID F21088  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 MYRICK Sarah,   d. Bef 1700, Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 27 Apr 1664  Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 5, 7
    • VR says John Atkins [Attkinson. CT R.], and Sara Mirricke.
    Children 
     1. ATKINSON Sarah,   b. 27 Nov 1665, Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jan 1724, Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years)
     2. ATKINSON John, II,   b. 1667, Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. ATKINSON Thomas,   b. 27 Dec 1669, Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1699  (Age < 29 years)
     4. ATKINSON Theodore,   b. 23 Jan 1672, Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jul 1685  (Age 13 years)
     5. ATKINSON Abigail,   b. 8 Nov 1673, Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Sep 1725, Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years)
     6. ATKINSON Joanna,   b. 1675/6, Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. ATKINSON Samuel,   b. 16 Jan 1676, Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     8. ATKINSON Nathaniell,   b. 29 Nov 1677, Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     9. ATKINSON Elizabeth,   b. 20 Jun 1680, Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Aug 1749  (Age 69 years)
     10. ATKINSON Joseph,   b. 1 May 1682, Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1706  (Age 23 years)
     11. ATKINSON Rebecca,   b. Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     12. ATKINSON Edward,   b. Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 17 Jul 2018 
    Family ID F5851  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 NOYES Hannah,   b. 31 Oct 1643, Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Jan 1704/5, Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years) 
    Married 3 Jun 1700  Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Last Modified 17 Jul 2018 
    Family ID F22563  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1640 - Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 27 Apr 1664 - Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 3 Jun 1700 - Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 1715 - Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S542] Correspondence-Internet-Natalie R. Friend, 24 Dec 1998 5:25 pm.

    2. [S44] Book-Colonial Families, VI:24.

    3. [S1890] CD-Mary Adams Rolfe Papers, Vol. 1 -- Atkinson - Goodwin.

    4. [S48] CD-NEHG Register - Noyes Pedigree, p36.

    5. [S175] Book-Torrey; NE Marriages Prior to 1700, p.24.

    6. [S4617] Book-The History of Boscawen and Webster [NH], p.468.

    7. [S281] Book-VR Newbury, MA; Vol. II - Marriages & Deaths, 2:20.

    8. [S281] Book-VR Newbury, MA; Vol. II - Marriages & Deaths, 2:21.