Capt. GREENLEAF Stephen, Sr.[1]

Male 1628 - 1690  (~ 62 years)


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  • Name GREENLEAF Stephen 
    Prefix Capt. 
    Suffix Sr. 
    Christened 10 Aug 1628  Ipswich, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 5
    • (Parish Records of St. Margaret's parish, Ipswich, Suffolk, England.)
    Gender Male 
    Church Member 1674  Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Address:
    1st Parish Church 
    Will 5 Aug 1690  [6, 7
    • (Because I know not the day of my death I make this my Last will and testat I bequeath my body to the earth and my soul to god yt gave it in hope of a blessed resurection

      1 I give to my eldest sone Stephen Greenleif the one half of my house Lott that half next him, he makeing all the fence that lyeth against his own land I give him also my share of the yland that we bought between us of Ephraim winslow of Saulsberry with two acres of the meadow below the yland next Caleb Moodys meadow provided there be liberty for Edmund to make a fence across the yland from my [ditch?] to doctor dole his [ditch?], and what may be upon the yland may be used to repaire' the fence and that my sone Stephen with his brother Edmund and Caleb Moody that is mgadgee Doe their pro[___]n of the fence to secure their meadow

      2d. I give to my sone John Greenlef besides what he hath already had my freehold Lott at plumb yland he payeing to his sister Mary five pound in pay when she shall be marryed or at 18 years of age.

      3d I give to my sone Samuel Greenlef besides the Liveing he hath by deed of gift five sheep and all my weareing cloths.

      4t. I give my sone Tristrum that Liveing at Har[__]choak the free hold lott with the house & fences to it, and the two river Lots of Salt marsh at [foss?] yland he payeing to his sister Mary five pounds in pay when she shall be marryed or at 18 years of age.

      5 I give my Rate lott to be equally [divided?] [___], Tristrum, & Edmund [___] as they can they draweing lotts for yr shares and the Rate lott I bought of Benja Guttridge I give to my sone Stephen I doe appoint also my sone Stephen to pay to his sister Mary three score pound in pay and ten pound in mony within two years after she shall be 18 years of age or marriage.

      6ly I give to my sone Stephen the Cha[__]er, to daughter dole the brass pot or the Litle Iron Ketle wch she will, and the litle silver cup in my cupbord and one sheep. And I doe hereby [___] that I gave him the meadow at Saulsberry next major pykes pasture. that he should have had a deed of gift of, I give to my daughter noice my gre[at?] platter and the silver wine cup to her daughter Elizabeth, I give the [_aker nut?] cup to my sone Stephen

      7t I give to my sone Edmund Greenleif the rest of my Estate houseing land and meadow fence stock houshold stuff and tools he payeing to his sister Mary [sweet?] 8[_] pound in pay as soon as she shall be marryed.

      Lastly. In case my sone Edmund Greenlef should dye without Issue Lawfully begotten of his own body then all which I have in this my will given to him I give to my sone Stephen Greenleff viz. house Lands &c. as beforementioned, He payeing to the rest of his brothers and sisters their surviveing proportion also the value what it may be valued at by two indifferent men, Reserveing to himself and Mary which I freely give three parts or shares of said Edmunds portion.

      I doe appoint my sone Edmund Greenleif to be my sole executor and Caleb Moody & Wm Titcomb to see this my will performed as overseers of the Land. My desyre is that my well beloved wife shall Live [__] my sone Edmund But if in case my wife should see good to remove and Live otherwhere Then Edmund shall pay to his mother four pounds a yeare or else she [to?] have the thirds of the Land and further in case my sone Tristram dye without Issue Lawfully begotten of his own body Then the one half of the value of the Land given him by [me?], to be to his widow and the other half to be divided equally amongst the rest of the children. In full testimony that this is my last will & testament I have hereunto put my hand & seale [this 5?] August 1690

      Stephen Grenlife & a seale

      This was published [___] of Capt Stephen Grenlef [Senr.?] & signed & sealed in presence of

      Benja. Gerrish Wm Longfellow James March)
    Died 31 Oct 1690  Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 8, 9
    • (drowned; Coffin Genealogy says 1690.)
    Will (proved) 25 Nov 1690  Salem, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 7
    _UID EC620D38EB9ED5118A06444553540000C278 
    Notes 
    • Oath of allegiance 1678.

      Representative 1676, '86, '89, '90.

      In 1670 was appointed Ensign of the Company at Newbury, and in 1685 Lieutenant; was a Deputy to the General Court 9 Aug 1676 and 13 May 1686, to the Council of Safety 1689, and to the General Court 1689 and 1690. His wife died 19 Nov 1678 and he married, secondly, 31 Mar 1679 Esther, daughter of Nathaniel Weare of Hampton, widow of Benjamin Swett of Hampton; was a Captain in the disastrous expedition against Canada in 1690, and was drowned off Cape Breton 31 Oct 1690; his widow died at Newbury 16 Jan 1718.
    Person ID I2255  Noyes Family Genealogy
    Last Modified 30 Oct 2015 

    Father Capt. GREENLEAF Edmund,   b. 2 Jan 1573/4, Ipswich, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Mar 1670/1, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 97 years) 
    Mother MOOR\MOORE Sara(h),   b. Bef 13 Dec 1588, Maldon, Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Jan 1662/3, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 74 years) 
    Married 2 Jul 1611  Langford, Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    • Edmund Greenleaf and Sara Moore were married in the Church of St. Giles in the parish of Langford, Essex, England, nearly a part of Maldon today. Their marriage record was found in the 1611 Essex Record Office in Chelmsford, with this entry:

      "Edmund Greeneleaf and Sarah More were married the second of Julye."
    Family ID F4219  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 COFFIN Elizabeth,   b. Aft 1632, Plymouth, Devonshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Nov 1678, Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 44 years) 
    Married 13 Nov 1651  Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 8, 9, 11, 12, 13
    Children 
     1. Capt. GREENLEAF Stephen, Jr.,   b. 15 Aug 1652, Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Oct 1743, Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years)
     2. GREENLEAF Sarah,   b. 29 Oct 1655, Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Sep 1718, Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years)
     3. GREENLEAF Daniel,   b. 17 Feb 1657/8, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Dec 1659  (Age 1 years)
     4. GREENLEAF Elizabeth,   b. 5 Apr 1660, Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1702, Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 43 years)
     5. GREENLEAF John, Sr.,   b. 21 Jun 1662, Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 May 1734, Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
     6. GREENLEAF Samuel, Sr.,   b. 30 Oct 1665, Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Aug 1694, Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 28 years)
     7. GREENLEAF Tristram, Sr.,   b. 11 Feb 1667/8, Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 13 Jun 1740 and 21 Sep 1741  (Age 72 years)
     8. GREENLEAF Edmund,   b. 10 May 1670/1, Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. CA 1740  (Age 68 years)
     9. GREENLEAF Judith,   b. 23 Oct 1673, Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Nov 1678, Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 5 years)
     10. GREENLEAF Mary,   b. 6 Dec 1676, Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 3 Aug 2019 
    Family ID F750  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 WEARE Esther,   b. Abt 1629, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Jan 1717/8, Hampton, Rockingham, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 89 years) 
    Married 31 Mar 1679  Hampton, Rockingham, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 8, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15
    Last Modified 3 Aug 2019 
    Family ID F4224  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsChristened - 10 Aug 1628 - Ipswich, Suffolk, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 13 Nov 1651 - Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChurch Member - Address:
    1st Parish Church - 1674 - Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts
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    Link to Google MapsMarried - 31 Mar 1679 - Hampton, Rockingham, New Hampshire Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 31 Oct 1690 - Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsWill (proved) - 25 Nov 1690 - Salem, Essex, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S116] Book-Old Families of Salisbury & Amesbury, MA, P.183-184.

    2. [S47] CD-NEHG Register, 122:28-36 "Sarah, First Wife of Edmund Greenleaf".

    3. [S47] CD-NEHG Register, 38:300 "The Greenleaf Ancestry" by William S. Appleton.

    4. [S957] Book-Genealogy of the Greenleaf Family, R929.2 G813., p.193.

    5. [S116] Book-Old Families of Salisbury & Amesbury, MA, p.183.

    6. [S116] Book-Old Families of Salisbury & Amesbury, MA, p.184.

    7. [S89] Death-probate of will, File date 25 Nov 1690, transcribed from microfilm of Essex County probate copybooks at Massachusetts Archives, Volume 303, pages 22-23 (volume and pages as numbered by the Archives).
      Transcribed by Ruy Cardoso ruygenealogy@yahoo.com and posted on MAESSEX 5 Jun 2006.

    8. [S47] CD-NEHG Register, Vol. 38, Jul 1884, p. 300.

    9. [S284] Book-Coffin Genealogy, p.2.

    10. [S177] Periodical-The American Genealogist.
      56:107 "Edmund Greenleaf & Sarah Moore, Further on The Marriage", by Roger D. Joslyn

    11. [S189] Book-Savage, Vol. 2, p.309.

    12. [S957] Book-Genealogy of the Greenleaf Family, R929.2 G813., p.190.

    13. [S175] Book-Torrey; NE Marriages Prior to 1700, 324.

    14. [S153] Book-Hampton-History of Hampton, NH, Vol. 2.

    15. [S116] Book-Old Families of Salisbury & Amesbury, MA, p.330.