An Inheritance of Ghosts

John March and Rebecca —–

Posted in John March, Rebecca (-----) March, Rebecca ----- by Gregg Mattocks on 2 August 2009

John March [2052]

Father: Unknown [4104]

Mother: Unknown [4105]

Mattocks Family Heritage entry

Rebecca —– [2053]

Father: unknown [4106]

Mother: unknown [4107]

Mattocks Family Heritage entry

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John March [2052], husbandman, married first, by 1638, probably in England, Rebecca ——.  John and Rebecca came to Charlestown, Massachusetts, from Shadwell, Stepney Parish, county Middlesex, about 1638.

In 1638, John owned six lots at Charlestown. The first lot was a house with garden purchased of R. Hawkins, “N side of Mill-hill — NE, street; NW, W. Powell; SW, J. Goulde; SE, H. Garret. The second lot was “1/2 cow common, 1/2 more, bo’t of T. Wilder, who bo’t it of J. Brimsmead, who had it given him; 1 common, bo’t of J. Tomson; in all, 2 commons belonging to J. March.”  The third lot contained two acres at Line-field purchased of Samuel Richardson, “SW, Camb. line; NE, common; SE, Will. Frothingall.”  The fourth lot is not described.  The fifth lot contained two acres at Eastfield purchased of —— Gould, “S, highway; N, J[[ohn] M[arsh], late W. Brackenbury; E, R. Hale; W, Solomon Phipps.”  The sixth lot was ten acres at Mystic Field purchased of A. Palmer, “S, R. Harrington; N., A.P[almer].”

John was admitted to the First Church of Charlestown on 15 (3) 1642 [15 May 1642]. Rebecca was admitted two weeks later, on 29 (3) 1642 [29 May 1642]. John was made a freeman in 1642. Also in that year, John was granted by the town, “Cow’s marsh; 1 acre Mystic marshes, over against Chas. neck — N NW, Ralph Sprague and Great creek; NE, K. Coitmore; S & SW, R. Lowden.”  This grant was renewed and confirmed in 1649. John was also granted, date unknown, “4 acres Mystic side, 55 acres at Woburn[1650].”  In 1644, John purchased of B. Hubbard, one acre. In 1646/7, he purchased, of Abraham Palmer, 7-1/2 acres at Mystic Field, “N, A[braham] P[almer]; S, E. Harrington.”  In 1647, John purchased, of Abraham Palmer, 2-1/2 acres adjoining his previous purchase, “N, James Green; W, common; E, R. Nash; S, Harrington.”  In 1650/1, John purchased, of T. Lynde, two acres. In 1654, John was given “liberty to set a pump in the way.” In 1655, John made an exchange of property with G. Hepburn. In 1656/7, John entered six commons. In 1657, John made an exchange with T. Lynde.

John’s wife Rebecca died by 1666.

John March served as a surveyor.  He married second, as her second husband, by 1666, Anna (——) Bickner.  In John’s will, dated 1 January 1665/6, he mentioned daughter Frances Bucke and her child, and his [deceased] son John.  Anna was left the house and one-half of the residue of the estate.  Son Theophilus was bequeathed John’s estate after Anna’s decease. Daughter Buck was left one common. John left to his wife’s grandchild, Sarah Bickner, 20s. There was, however, no mention of a son Nicholas, even though Nicholas March was alive at the time.

On 1 January 1665/6, the day John wrote his will, he sold to Thomas Rand, two acres at Eastfield, “SE, highway through field; NE, same; NW, J. Penticost, R. Chalkley; SW, Mr. Bates, occ. by R. Chalkley; also 3 cow commons.” Also on that day, John sold, to John Cutler, one acre. John March died before he could sign this deed, on 1 January 1665/6.  The deed to Thomas Rand was acknowledged by John’s widow on 6 January following. The deed to John Cutler was completed by Anna and son on 15 January 1665/6.

John’s will was proved 17 (11) 1665 [17 January 1666]. The inventory of John’s estate included a house, barn, and orchard, an upper barn left his son, 4-1/2 acres at Eastfield, three commons, 1 cow-lot, and a wood-lot. The value of John’s real property was given as £111.

Children of John and probably Rebecca (——) March:

  • 2052.1. Perhaps Nicholas [1026].
  • 2052.2. Edward.
  • 2052.3. John.
  • 2052.4. Frances.
  • 2052.5. Theophilus.

Sources 

  • Robert Charles Anderson, The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England 1620-1633 (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1995), 2:507.
  • Peter Wilson Coldham, American Wills and Administrations in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury, 1610-1857 (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1989), page 204.
  • Ralph J. Crandall and Ralph J. Coffman, “From Emigrants to Rulers: The Charlestown Oligarchy in the Great Migration,” New England Historical and Genealogical Register 131[1977]:20, 27, 129.
  • Anne Borden Harding, “William Sheafe of Charlestown, Mass.,” New England Historical and Genealogical Register 125[1971]:58.
  • Alfred. W. Little, Records of the Emigrant James Mattocks Who Settled in Boston, Massachusetts in the 1600s and of Some of His Descendants Who Migrated to Chautauqua County, New York (Silver Spring, Maryland: unpublished manuscript, 1996), page 4.
  • Charles Henry Pope, The Pioneers of Massachusetts: A Descriptive List, Drawn from Records of the Colonies, Towns and Churches, and Other Contemporaneous Documents (Boston: Charles H. Pope, 1900).
  • Clarence Almon Torrey, New England Marriages Prior to 1700 (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1987), page 488.
  • Henry F. Waters, “Genealogical Gleanings in England,” New England Historical and Genealogical Register 39[1885]:336.
  • Thomas Bellows Wyman, Genealogies and Estates of Charlestown, in the County of Middlesex and Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 1629-1818 (Bowie, Maryland: Heritage Books, Inc., 1991), pages 271-73, 654-55.

Nicholas March and Martha —–

Posted in Martha (-----) March, Martha -----, Nicholas March by Gregg Mattocks on 2 August 2009

Nicholas March [1026]

Father: perhaps John March [2052]

Mother: perhaps Rebecca —– [2053]

Mattocks Family Heritage entry

Martha —– [1027]

Father: unknown [2054]

Mother: unknown [2055]

Mattocks Family Heritage entry

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Nicholas March [1026] reportedly came to America from Stepney Parish (Shadwell), county Middlesex, England.  He was perhaps related to John March of Charlestown, Massachusetts, and might possibly have been his son.  However, John March died by 17 (11) 1665 [17 January 1666] when his will was proved, and he made no mention of Nicholas March or his family in his will.  Nonetheless, it should be noted that John March’s homelot was on the same small “block” in Charlestown as the homelot of William Dady. William Dady was the second husband of Martha March, Nicholas’s widow. Further, John March hailed from Stepney, county Middlesex. Nicholas March is said to have come from Stepney, and Nicholas’s son William was at Stepney when he wrote his will. If not Nicholas’s father, the evidence points to John having been a near relative.

Nicholas married, probably in England, as her first husband, by about 1659, Martha —— [1027].  Martha was born about 1632.  Nicholas and Martha settled at Charlestown, Massachusetts.  Martha was admitted to the church at Charlestown, Massachusetts, 22 March 1668.

Nicholas died by June 1670 and Martha was left a widow.

In an article for the New England Historical and Genealogical Register, Anne Borden Harding speculated about the identity of the widow, “cousin March,” mentioned in the will of Francis Willoughby, Deputy Governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony. Willoughby’s will was written 4 June 1670 and proved 10 April 1671.  William Sheafe, on 4 September 1683, purchased the house “in which he now dwells” from Lawrence Hammond, executor and “cousin” of Francis Willoughby.  The property was described as the house and “3 ft. land the whole breadth of house at S W end of the lane behind house—N E, Z.L. [Zachariah Long]; N W, highway; S E, W.J. [W. Jamison]; land from highway to W.J. is 18 ft. broad; S W, Hammond’s wharf.”  In 1684, Hammond sold to Sheafe “3 ft. added to former lot, whole breadth of west end of dwelling house towards little Dock.”  This house was the same as that mentioned in the Deputy Governor’s will: “To cousin March—liberty, during her widowhood, to live in and make use of the house in which she now dwells, rent free.”  Since William Sheafe came into possession of this house, Harding theorized that the widow March became the second wife of William Sheafe, whose given name was known to be Mary.

Harding stated that the only widow March known to exist in Charlestown at this time was Anna, widow of John.  But our Martha March was widowed of her first husband by at least 29 June 1670, when she remarried. It seems likely that she would have been a widow a mere 25 days earlier when Francis Willoughby composed his will.  Nicholas and Martha March’s son, William, was to be found in the parish of Stepney, county Middlesex, when he wrote his will 29 October 1694.  John March, possibly the father of Nicholas March, was known to have come to Charlestown from Stepney.  Stepney is the ancestral home of the Willoughby family.  William March was involved in the shipping industry.  Maritime occupations were common in the Willoughby family.  William March’s will was witnessed by a Jane Willoughby, as yet unidentified.  William’s sister Marah married mariner Thomas Jenner.  About 1677, Captain Jenner’s ship, on its way to America, had as a passenger Francis Willoughby, son of Deputy Governor Willoughby.  Young Francis died aboard the ship.

Martha married second, as his second wife, 29 June 1670, at Charlestown, William Dady. William Dady, butcher, was born about 1605. In England, William was a resident of Wanstead, county Essex. He may have come to New England with the Winthrop Fleet. He was admitted as an inhabitant of Charlestown in 1630. William was one of the original members of the Boston church. On 14 October 1632, he was dismissed to participate in the organization of the Charlestown church, and was admitted as a founding member of that church on 2 November 1632. In 1632, William “did help to dig sod & carry it to build the fort at Charlstowne.” On 1 April 1633, he became a freeman at Charlestown.

William had married first, perhaps early in 1633, Dorothy ——. Dorothy was admitted to the Charlestown church on 31 (6) 1633 [31 August 1633]. William and Dorothy had three children. William appeared on lists of inhabitants of Charlestown on 9 January 1633/4 and in January 1635/6.

In 1635, William was granted Lot 49, between Thomas Squire and George Felch, a half-acre of meadow at Mystic Field. In that year, William was one of those who surrendered five acres of their ten-acre grant on Mystic Side. Also in that year, William was granted two hay lots. On 22 June 1635, William “was consented to have a houseplot next Goo[dman] Brackenboro.” On 6 March 1636/7, William was granted land in the “First Division of lands on Mistickeside.” In 1637, William owned ten acres “lot no. 20, Mystic side.” In that year, William was granted a “common for two milch cows.” On 23 April 1638, William received a grant of land from Charlestown on the north side of Mystic River, called at this time Mystic Side, later to become Malden and parts of other towns. William received Lot 51, containing five acres on Mystic Side, and thirty acres “above the Ponds.” The grant indicated that he had previously received a five-acre grant (on 6 March 1636/7).

The 1638 Charlestown Book of Possessions showed William with several lots of land, including a house at Charlestown on the east side of Mill Hill, two lots of two acres each at Eastfield on Charlestown Neck, two cow commons, half an acre of meadow on the North River, five acres of woods on the South River, another five acres of woods, and 35 acres at Waterfield.

In 1651, William bought lots of T. Allen. In the same year, William bought, of R. Trerice, two hay-lots on Mystic River. Before 17 March 1656, William served as one of the attorneys of Mrs. Palsgrave. William’s first wife Dorothy died 8 April 1670.

William and Martha Dady had two children, William and Abigail.  On 6 October 1676, William sold to Benjamin Switzer, “two parcels of upland and meadow in Charlestown containing about fifteen and a half acres.”  In 1676, William purchased of Mary Founell, one-eighth interest in a mill.  In 1677, William was instructed to build 9¼ poles of fence.  On 18 January 1677/8, William sold to John Greenland, five acres at Malden, Massachusetts.  On 30 April 1679, William and Martha sold to Joses Bucknam “a parcel of marsh or meadow lying on Mysticside in Charlestown.”  William, aged 74, testified before the legislature on 11 August 1679 that he had aided in 1632 in the construction of the Charlestown fort.

On 4 February 1679/80, “William Daudy and Martha his wife, & John Drinker, in behalf of their sons: and Sarah Mirick in behalf of her husband, all of Charlestowne,” petitioned the General Court in behalf of their “relations [who] were taken by the Algerines the last year.”  The captive relation was undoubtedly William March, Martha’s child by her first marriage.  On 26 February 1679/80, William and Martha sold land at Charlestown on Back Street to Martha’s son-in-law, John George.  On 24 May 1680, Martha petitioned the legislature again, without her husband, she “having one son in captivity with the Turks these eighteen months past … there being many others with him in the like bondage and that of New England birth, and your poor petitioner’s son fatherless.”  The Court declined to act in the matter.  On 6 April 1681, William and Martha Dady sold a cow common on Menotomy River to Thomas Lord. In that year, William received a grant of seven commons.  Also in 1681, William drew lot 37, comprising ten acres.

Under the heading of “Offices,” William was listed as “const. surveyor clerk of the market.”

William Dady of Charlestown, butcher, wrote his will 3 February 1681/2.  He bequeathed to “my beloved wife Martha Dady” his entire estate for life, but if she remarry her thirds only; after wife’s decease or marriage, to “my son W[illia]m Dady the new dwelling house wherein I now live and three acres of ground in the field, two acres of the said land … being between the land of Zacariah Johnson and John Cuttler Junior and one acre more … being on the hill which I bought of Dannell Sheperson and also the salt marsh that lyeth by Georg Blanchard’s and five cow commons in the stinted common on this side Mistick Bridge and half of my eighth part in the mill and the half of both my woodlots on the other side Mistick Bridge with the ground belonging to the said house & barn”; to “my daughter Abigall Dady the little house in which now John Melven liveth with the ground as it is now fenced running down to John George’s ground and the other half of my eighth part of the mill and two cows commons in the foresaid stinted common on this side Mistick Bridge and the other half of the woodlots on the other side Mistick Bridge and also I do give her the use of the pump and to have liberty for water”; to “all my wife’s children by her former husband all the goods that she brought with her”; to “my beloved wife Martha Dady” a parcel of land which she may sell, and if there be £10 left in wife’s hands at her decease “I give it unto my daughter-in-law Mara March”; if either son William or daughter Abigail dies without issue, then entire estate to go to the other, and if both die without issue, then estate to be divided equally among wife’s children by former husband; wife Martha Dady executor and John Whitman and William Clough to be overseers.

William died 10 April 1682, aged 77. His will was proved 20 June 1682. The inventory of William’s estate, taken 26 April 1682, included:

the thirty-two part of the Sea Adventer, valued at £20
real estate valued at £532 18s.
the dwelling house and ground and barn £150
the dwelling house now rented £55
land one acre on the hill £20
more or less two acres in the field £40 5s.
an acre and a half of land in the field £20 5s.
seven cow commons £35 8s.
the new division land in the common £50
seven acres of salt marsh by Blancher’s £42
an eighth part of the tide mill £100
the two woodlots £20

On 29 May 1682, Martha sold to Peter Tufts “ten acres and a half in Charlestown.”  On 10 March 1683, she sold to Joseph and Samuel Kettle “one and a half acres in the East Field in Charlestown.”  In 1684, Martha agreed with D. Edmands to divide the land between their houses. In 1685, she was granted 24½ acres. Martha then sold several more parcels of land to Peter Tuft. In 1685, Martha sold to Peter, three commons on the east side of Menotomy River. In 1687, Martha sold to Peter, for the purpose of rebuilding an old mill belonging to her children, three acres of their land[?]. In 1687, Martha, with her children William and Abigail Dady, sold to Peter, two more acres. In 1691, Martha, William, and Abigail Dady sold to Peter, four cow commons, comprising two acres. Martha was granted administration of the estate of her son William March, probably by 12 September 1695, when the inventory of his estate was returned. In 1699, Martha, William Dady, Jr., his wife Sarah, and Abigail sold to E. Bateman, 22 acres. In 1700/1, Martha, William, and Abigail sold to W. Jamison and Samuel Phipps, one-eighth of mills.

Martha died 13 January 1708/9 at Charlestown, aged 76.

Children of Nicholas and Martha (——) March:

  • 1026.1. Elizabeth, born about 1659.
  • 1026.2. William, born about 1662.
  • 1026.3. Ann [513], born about 1663.
  • 1026.4. Mariah, born 22 October 1666.
  • 1026.5. Martha, born about 1668.

Children of William and Dorothy (——) Dady:

  • a. Benjamin, baptized 24 (1) 1635 [24 March 1635].
  • b. Nathaniel, baptized 22 (11) 1636 [22 January 1637].
  • c. Zachariah, born 16 (3) 1644 [16 May 1644].

Children of William and Martha (—–) Dady:

  • 1027.a.  William, born 10 April 1671. 
  • 1027.b.  Abigail, born 31 October 1672.

Sources

  • —, “Ancestry World Tree,” at http://awt.ancestry.com.
  • —, “Charlestown Land,” Great Migration Newsletter 2[1991]:6.
  • Robert Charles Anderson, The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England 1620-1633 (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society), 2[1995]:505-08.
  • Peter Wilson Coldham, American Wills and Administrations in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury, 1610-1857 (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1989), page 204.
  • Ralph J. Crandall and Ralph J. Coffman, “From Emigrants to Rulers: The Charlestown Oligarchy in the Great Migration,” New England Historical and Genealogical Register 131[1977]:20, 27, 129.
  • Kimball G. Everingham, “Col. William Willoughby and Family in Stepney,” American Genealogist 56[1980]:12-13.
  • John Farmer and Samuel G. Drake, A Genealogical Register of the First Settlers of New-England (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1969), page 76.
  • Isaac J. Greenwood, “The Willoughby Family of New-England,” New England Historical and Genealogical Register 30[1876]:67-77.
  • Anne Borden Harding, “William Sheafe of Charlestown, Mass.,” New England Historical and Genealogical Register 125[1971]:57-58.
  • James F. Hunnewell, “The First Record-Book of the First Church in Charlestown, Massachusetts,” New England Historical and Genealogical Register 23[1869]:284.
  • Alfred. W. Little, Records of the Emigrant James Mattocks Who Settled in Boston, Massachusetts in the 1600s and of Some of His Descendants Who Migrated to Chautauqua County, New York (Silver Spring, Maryland: unpublished manuscript, 1996), page 4.
  • Edward W. McGlenen, Boston Marriages From 1700 to 1809: 1752-1809 (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1977), page 291.
  • Charles Henry Pope, The Pioneers of Massachusetts: A Descriptive List, Drawn from Records of the Colonies, Towns and Churches, and Other Contemporaneous Documents (Boston: Charles H. Pope, 1900), pages 128, 429, 503.
  • Clarence Almon Torrey, New England Marriages Prior to 1700 (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1987), page 488.
  • Henry E. Waite, “The Waite Family of Boston, Mass.,” New England Historical and Genealogical Register 31[1877]:421-23.
  • Henry F. Waters, “Genealogical Gleanings in England,” New England Historical and Genealogical Register 39[1885]:336.
  • Henry F. Waters, “Passengers and Vessels That Have Arrived in America: No. VII, Capt. Jenner’s Ship, 1677 or 1678,” New England Historical and Genealogical Register 31[1877]:309-310.
  • Thomas Bellows Wyman, Genealogies and Estates of Charlestown, in the County of Middlesex and Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 1629-1818 (Bowie, Maryland: Heritage Books, Inc., 1991), pages 271-73, 461-62, 654-55.

Samuel Mattocks and Ann March

Posted in Ann (March) Mattocks, Ann March, Samuel Mattocks by Gregg Mattocks on 22 February 2009

Samuel Mattocks [512]

Father: Samuel Mattocks [1024]

Mother: Constance Fairbanks [1025]

Mattocks Family Heritage entry

Ann March [513]

Father: Nicholas March [1026]

Mother: Martha —– [1027]

Mattocks Family Heritage entry

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Samuel Mattocks [512] was born 15 October 1659 at Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts.

On 11 November 1678, “Samll Mattock junr” took the oath of allegiance at Boston, the oath being administered by Massachusetts Governor John Leverett.

In the will of his grandmother Mary Mattocks, dated 8 January 1680/1 and proved 11 April 1682, Samuel was to receive £30 from his brother James when Samuel attained the age of 21.  Records indicate that Samuel was born before James, so it seems strange to me that Mary would have entrusted the distribution of her estate to the younger grandson rather than the elder.

Samuel appeared on a list of inhabitants of Boston compiled in 1687, apparently living next door to his father.

Samuel, of Boston, was married, 2 mo. 12 d. 1688 [12 April 1688], by Ch: Morton, at Charlestown, Massachusetts, to Ann March [513].  “Their publicacon Testifyed by Robert Williams.”

Ann was born about 1663, the “Daughter of ye Widdow Dadey of Charles Town.”  Her parents were Nicholas and Martha (——) March.

Samuel Mattock was appointed as one of four hogreeves at the Town Meeting of 11 March 1694/5.

Samuel was apparently the “Samuel Mattocks, tailor,” who along with “John Nichols, joiner, both of Boston,” were sureties to Robert Gould when, on 20 December 1710, Robert was granted administration at Suffolk County, Massachusetts, of the estate of his son Samuel Gould, late of Hull.  Samuel Gould died at sea about July 1707 while bound at sea from New England for Barbados.

According to the Mattocks Memorial Package (1989), members of the Mattocks family migrated to the Connecticut River Valley sometime after 1700, settling in Middletown, Connecticut.  Other family members were reported by the Memorial to have removed to Maine at this time.  The Mattocks Memorial Package speculated that Samuel was buried at Riverside Cemetery in Middletown, Connecticut.  However, I have found no evidence that Samuel ever moved from Massachusetts, nor do I find other members of his family in Middletown until about 1739, and I therefore assume that Samuel died at Boston and was buried there.  In addition, I have found no records of any family members in Maine at this time.

Family historian Alfred Little reported the existence of guardianship records on file with Suffolk County for Elizabeth and Ann Mattocks.  If Elizabeth and Ann were the daughters of Samuel and Ann, the existence of these guardianship papers would lead me to believe that Samuel and Ann had died while the girls were still young and unmarried.  Elizabeth is known to have married in September 1710 so that, if the guardianship papers were hers, the records must pre-date that marriage and I would therefore assume that her parents had died by that time.

However, other records indicate that the Samuel Mattocks of this sketch may have still been living after 1710, perhaps as late as 1727.  In October 1715, “Samuel Mattocks, Jr.,” of Boston filed a complaint with the Suffolk County Court.  In 1720 at Boston, “Samuel Mattocks, Jr.,”  provided surety for John Harristy during his probationary period after Harristy’s conviction for assault.  Further, “Samll. Mattock Junior” married, in February 1722, at Boston, Sarah Cross.  It would seem that Samuel Mattocks, Jr., in these records was the son of the Samuel Mattocks of this sketch, and the fact that the younger was referred to as “Junior” suggests that the “Senior” Samuel Mattocks was still living.

There were two men named Samuel Mattocks working as chairmakers in Boston at least as late as 1724.

During the first half of the eighteenth century, Boston chairmakers continually developed faster and more efficient ways to construct seating furniture. The use of patterns, structural shortcuts, and piecework purchased from turners, carvers, and other specialists gave the city’s merchants, upholsterers, and entrepreneurs a financial edge over their competitors in other ports. Early in his career, [Thomas] Fitch’s apprentice Samuel Grant (1705–1784, fl. 1728) purchased chair frames from John Leach, James Johnson, and Edmund Perkins (1683–1781), the latter of whom bought parts from Samuel Mattocks, Jr. and Sr. These frames were upholstered either in Grant’s shop or by contractors such as Thomas Baxter. Grant’s trade network, which probably developed from the one established by his master, subsequently expanded to include chairmakers Thomas Dillaway, Samuel Ridgway, Clement Vincent, Henry and William Perkins (Edmund’s sons); joiner Daniel Ballard; and carvers Benjamin Luckie and John Welch (1711–1789)….

In 1724, Samuel Mattocks, Sr. and Jr., sued chairmaker Edmund Perkins for debt, which suggests that they had furnished him with turned components or other piecework. The Mattocks, in turn, commissioned John Lincoln for carving. Such interdependence makes it difficult to determine if the chairs in this group were assembled in one shop that offered a number of stylistic variations or in several shops. The columnar side stretchers on several of these examples are similar to those on a small group of Boston easy chairs that appear to date between 1710 and 1720.

Finally, in January 1727, “Saml. Mattock Junr.” was married to Mary Spooner, the last known reference to a “Junior” Samuel.

If the  Samuel Mattocks of this sketch did indeed die after 1710, as seems likely, he may be the man of that name who, in 1712, advertised a brig for sale at his wharf near the Sign of the Sloop in Ann Street.

But why do guardianship records exist for Elizabeth and Ann Mattocks?  It may be that their mother had died before the girls came of age.  And perhaps their father was considered unqualified to raise the girls on his own.  I should attempt to obtain copies of the guardianship records in order to resolve this mystery.

Through their daughter Elizabeth, Samuel and Ann were the great-grandparents of Samuel Maverick who was shot in the Boston Massacre on 5 March 1770 and died the following day, aged 17.

Children of Samuel and Ann (March) Mattocks:

+    512.1.  Samuel, born 17 December 1688.
+    512.2.  Elizabeth, born 20 September 1691.
+    512.3.  Perhaps James.
+    512.4.  James [256], born 4 September 1694.
+    512.5.  Mary.
+    512.6.  Ann, born 21 July 1702.

Sources