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Robert MANSFIELD 1 was born in 1586 in England, United Kingdom. He died 2, 3 on 16 Dec 1666 in Lynn, Essex, Massachusetts, United States. Robert married 4, 5 Elizabeth in 1610 in England, United Kingdom.

The following is quoted from Mansfield Genealogy by Daland and Mansfield:

RORERT MANSFIELD was born in England about 1594 (1797 Mr. and Mrs. Warner) and died at Lynn, Mass., 16 Dec, 1666 (Lynn V,R.) and married ELIZABETH in England.

Robert, with his wife Elizabeth. their son Joseph and daughter Elizabeth came from England to Lynn, Massachusetts about 1640. Their sons Andrew and John had preceded them in Lynn, as shown by two recorded depositions made by Andrew. At a court held in Ipswich 26 March 1661 Andrew Mansfield, aged about 38 years, made affidavit that he had been an inhabitant of Lynn "aboute two or three and twentyc yeares." (Lewis and Newhall, History of Lynn, 1865 ed., p, 17E). On 30 Nov. 1062, before the court at lpswich, in the case of Brown vs. Laughton, Andrew stated (Quarterly Courts of Essex Co., Vol. VIII' pp. 25e-257)that "about 43 years since (1639), he and his brother John bought of Mr. Manton, so called, a little house and house-lot and planting lot belonging to it in Lynn, and that the next summer their father, Robert. came into the country and they surrendered it up to him." It seems probable that Andrew and John came to Boston as early as 1636.

Where the Robert Mansfield family came from in England is not clear. They are said to have come from Exeter, Devonshire (Ms. Genealogy # 166, The Mansfield Family, in the Lynn Historical Society library.- Lewis and Newhall, p.187; Dr. Joseph Mansfield genealogy Ms, and manuscript of Charles F. Mansfield and Charles E. Lord, The Ancestors and Descendants of Lt. Tobias Lord, 1913, p. 191). Other Sources say that they probably came from Norfolk County. Moulton says "investigations In England by C, H, Townsend Esq. of New Haven tend to show they came from Norfolk County whence came many of the early settlers of Lynn" also in manuscripts by Helen Mansfield, and Helen Lawton and Chandler's History of New Ipswich, N.H. It has not been possible to find any documentary evidence for either Exeter or Norfolk County.

Robert's wife. Elizabeth, was born in 1566 (Warner) and died at Lynn. 8 Sept 1673 (Lynn V.R.). Her will (Probate Records of Essex County. II. 382-383) was dated 30 April 1667 was proved in Salem Court, 26 Nov. 1673, and was attested by her son Joseph. Elizabeth's maiden name is not known. By some authors it is called Townsend (History of New Ipswich, N.H. and Old Foxcroft, Maine). The Townsend family came to Lynn at the same time as the Mansfields. Thomas Townsend (1591-1677)owned land next to that of the Mansfields in Lynn. He had a sister Elizabeth.

©All information on this page is quoted directly from and remains the property of "Mansfield Genealogy", Complied by Geneva A. Daland, a descendant of Andrew, and James S. Mansfield, M.D., a descendant of Joseph 1980.


ESTATE OF ROBERT MANSFIELD OF LYNN.

"The Last will & testament of Robert Mansfield of Lynn in the County of Essex beeing weake in body hut of pfect memory: the third day of August Anno: Dam 1664 miprimis I bequeath, my body to the dust my spent to God that gave it 2dly I bequeath to my sonn Joseph Mansfield my whole Acomadation in buildings lands & meddow, exsept 3 acres that I bought of John Deken weh lyeth in the neck by Jo. Ilamsdell 3dly I bequeath to my sonn John Mansfield att my death two cowes or two heifers in calfe & foure pounds to be payd him out of that three acres in the neck I bought of John Deken as aforesayd, and the two cowes, or the two heifers to be payd by my sonn Joseph and the foure pounds 4ly I bequeath to my sonn Andrew Mansfield at mine & my wifes death, The bed I vaually lye upon with all the apptenances and foure pounds, to be payd him out of the three acres of land in the neck weh I bought of John Deken as abovesayd And wheras I give my sonn John and my sonn Andrew foure pounds a peece, to be payd them out of the three Acres of Land yt I bought of John Deken, as aforesayd my sonn Joseph, haveing soe payd them: then this three Acres of Land to remaine his for ever w h is to be after mine & my wifes decease 51y I will that my sonn Joseph pay vnto Mr Laughton 23 shillings I owe vnto him out of the land I bought of John Deken 6ly I will that he paye 20 out of that Land yt I bought of John Deken 7ly I will that my wife Elizabeth shall have halfe the estate that we hue in dureing the time of her Life also I will yt my wife Elizabeth, have the command of the rest of my goods to her disposeing after my death, Allsoe I will, that I make my sonn John Mansfield my lawfull executor & Henry Rhodes & Nathaniell Hanford my overseers."
Robert (his mark) Mansfield (seal)
Witness: George (his mark) Tayler and William (his mark) Clarke.
Proved in Ipswich court, Mar. 26, 1667 by Henry Rhodes and William Clarke.

Elizabeth 1 was born about 1587 in England, United Kingdom. She died 2, 3 on 8 Sep 1673 in Lynn, Essex, Massachusetts, United States. Elizabeth married 4, 5 Robert MANSFIELD in 1610 in England, United Kingdom.

Elizabeth's will was probated 6 on 26 Nov 1673 in Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, United States.

Film #0876181 Essex Co. Probates 1638-1673, Originals Elizabeth Mansfield's Will dated 20th of the 2nd month, 1667. It lists the names of children: Joseph Mansfield (received land her husband bought from John Deacon), Elizabeth Tomson, Elizabeth Mansfield (grandchild), Deborah Mansfield (grandchild, my sonn Joseph's daughter), John Mansfields (grandchild), Joseph Mansfield (grandchild), and Andrew.

WILL OF MRS. ELIZABETH MANSFIELD OF LYNN

(From Probate Records of Essex County, Vol. II, pp. 382-383).

lyn the 20th of the 2 mo 1667 The last will and testament of Elizabeth Mansfeild of Lyn in the county of essex beinge weake in body but of perfect memory lmprimts I bequeath my Body to the dust and my spirritt to god that gave it 21y I bequeath to my sonn Joseph Mansfeild my bed which I usually ly upon with all appurtenances belonging unto it and foure paire of' sheetes and all the housinge and lands and the three acres of land that my husband bought of John Deacon which Iyeth in the necke by John Ramsdells and all the meadow that was may husbands. 31y I will that my Daughter Elizabeth Tomson have my broadctotFigowne and some small linnen and my hood and coat and to my grandchild Elizabeth Mansfeild I giue my kearsey gowne and pettycoat of' stuf'fe and to my grandchild Deborah Mansfeitd my sonn Josephs daughter one yeard of Holland and to my grandchild John Mansfeild the first calfe that liveth of the Heiff'er that is in my sonn Joseph Mansfeilds hand and to my grandchild Joseph Mansfeild the heifer. I bequeath to my sonn Joseph Mansfeild all the rest of my movable goods and grasse or what sover was my husbands. Sly I bequeath alsoe to my sonn Joseph a Greene shaged rugg which did not belonge to that bed which my husband and my seulfe did use to ly upon. And alsoe I will unto my sonn Joseph all the Grasse that doeth growe of six acres of marsh six mounthes after my decease which my husband did give to my sonn Andrew Mansfeild in a deed of gift to him to be his owne for ever six mounthes after the decease of' my husband and my seulfe Alsoe I bequeath to my sonn Joseph all my debtes And alsoe I doe make my sonn Joseph Mansfield my true and Lawfull executor also my will is that Mr. Thomas Laughtori and Capt. Thomas Marshall be my overseers yt this my will be pformed.

Elizabeth (her mark) Mansfeld (SEAL)
Witness:   Nathaniell Kirtland, Samuel Hartt.

Proved in Salem court 26: 9: 1673 by the witnesses.

Inventory of the estate of Elizabeth Mansfeild, aged about eighty-seven years, who died about 6 Sept. 1673, taken by Nathaniell Kirtland and Henry Rhodes: Wollen aparell, 4 li.; shetes, 4 11.; small linen, 2 li. 10s; bedsted, table, stolles and cheres, 2 li. 10s; bookes, 1 ii. 5s; mony 5s; pottes arid ould Eyron, 2 li. 12s; pewter, 1 ii.; 32 bushels of Indian Come, 41i. 16s; 4 coweS, 12 ii.; one small beast, 2 ii.; 13 accors of Medow, 65 Ii.; one Accor and a half of fresh meadow, 3 li.; seven Accors of upland, 37 ii. lOS; 3 Accors & a half of upland lying in common, 8 li.; housing, 10 ii.; 13 Load of hay, 10 ii.; flaxe and frute, 2 li. 10s; Detes, 211.; total, 184 ii. 18s.

Attested by Joseph Mansfeild.

They had the following children.

  F i Elizabeth MANSFIELD was born about 1618.
  M ii John MANSFIELD was born in 1622. He died on 16 Oct 1671.
  M iii Andrew MANSFIELD was born in 1623. He died in 1683.
  M iv Joseph MANSFIELD was born about 1631. He died on 22 Apr 1694.

Andrew MANSFIELD [Parents] 1 was born 2 in 1623 in England, United Kingdom. He died 3 in 1683 in Lynn, Essex, Massachusetts, United States. Andrew married 4 Mary LAWES on 4 Jun 1673 in Lynn, Essex, Massachusetts, United States.

Andrew worked 5 as farmer.

Other marriages:
, Bethiah
WALTON, Elizabeth

The following is quoted from Mansfield Genealogy by Daland and Mansfield:

ANDREW MANSFIELD (Robert1) was born in England about 1620. He came to Boston in 1636 and to Lynn in 1639 before his father (Lewis and Newhall, p. 187). On 26 March 1661 being then about 38 years old, he made affidavit to the Court at Ipswich, Mass., that he had been an inhabitant of Lynn about 22 or 23 years and in June 1669 "about 49 years old, he testified in court concerning the estate of Frances Axey." (Records and files of the Quarterly Courts of Essex County, Mass. Vol. VIII 1680-1683 p. 256-257, also Warner).

Andrew was very active in Town affairs. He was made freeman 8 July 1645. He was a selectman, was on committees for laying out roads and settling land disputes. He served as trial juror and on Grand Jury 1650-1677. He was called "sergeant" from 15 March 1663. This showed the confidence which the people had for his legal ability. "There are many letters on file in the clerk of the courts office of Essex County in his clear legiable handwriting showing his ability and that the esteem in which he was held was well merited. He was deputy to the General Court from l880-1883 inclusive. By reference to the Court records it wilt be seen that he was entrusted by that body with important commissions." (Moulton).

Andrew was married three times; 1st about 1850 to BETHIAH who died 2 July 1672. Bethiah's maiden name may have been Gedney (Lynn Hist. Register 1913) or  Townsend (Warner-Harrington Genealogy). He married second 4 June 1673, MRS. MARY NEAL, widow of John Neal and only child of Francis Lawes, a wealthy citizen of Salem. She died 27 June 1681. He married third, 10 Jan. 1661-82, MRS. ELIZABETH CONANT widow of Lot Conant of Beverly and daughter of Rev. Wm. and Elizabeth Walton of Marblehead. She was born in England, baptized at the Parish of Seaton, Devonshire 27 Oct. 1629. She died 29 Sept. 1674. She had 10 children by her first marriage and two of her sons, Nathaniel and John Conant had previously married two of Andrew's daughters. Andrew lived in Beverly for a time after he married Elizabeth Conant.

Andrew's will was dated 1 June 1679, with a codicil dated at Boston 19 Nov. 1683. It seems that while attending the General Court he was taken suddenly and seriously ill, as the codicl was witnessed by members of the court then in session. The Exact date of his death is not known but the inventory of his estate was returned to the Probate Court 28 Nov. 1683, nine days after the codicil was made (Moulton).

©All information on this page is quoted directly from and remains the property of Mansfield Genealogy, Complied by Geneva A. Daland, a descendant of Andrew, and James S. Mansfield, M.D., a descendant of Joseph 1980.

Mary LAWES 1, 2 died 3 on 27 Jun 1681 in Lynn, Essex, Massachusetts, United States. Mary married 4 Andrew MANSFIELD on 4 Jun 1673 in Lynn, Essex, Massachusetts, United States.

Other marriages:
NEALE, John

The will of Mary Lawe's father:

ESTATE OF FRANCES LAWES of SALEM.*

"I ffrances Lawes, of Salem, being weake in body, but of pfect memorye (through the Lords mercye) doe make this my last will and Testament, this sixth daye of November Anno Domij: 1665: Impr my will is that my son in law John Neale & my daughter Mary his wife, after my decease, shall haue & injoye to theire owne pper use & behoofe, the time of theire hues, Joyntly & seuerally, all my howseing & land that I shall dy possest of, or is of right belonging vnto mee, both upland & meddow, with ye Oarchard & all appurtenances, lying within the bounds of Salem, aforesd, whoe shall keep the pmisses in good repaire, & soe leaue it at the time of their decease, to be disposed of as followeth. I giue vnto Jeremiah: son of my said son in law John Neale, my pt of a ten Acre lott, lately bought in ptnership with my said son in law Neale, of trances Scerry, my pt being the one halfe, which my said Granchild shall injoy to him & his heires, after y decease of his sd Father & mother, John & Mary neale. I giue vnto Johnathan son of my son in law John Neale, my dwelling house which I now hue in, with all ye outhouses belonging therevnto, together with flue Acres of land Inclosed & adjoying to said houseing, be it more or less as alsoe all that my lott, bought formerly of Mr Bishop lying in the further end of ye north feild in Salem north ward, with a strip of land adjoying bought of mr tho: Read & a little strip of marsh adjoyning, giuen me by the Town to haue & in Joy the afore mentioned prmises to him & his heires for euer, next after y decease of his said father & mother John & mary neale. I glue vnto Joseph son of my son in law Jo" Neahe, two Acres of ground more or less, with the Barne standing there vpon, which is adjoying to y aboue mentioned houseing & land, & is a part of that ground I Bought of mr Edmond Batter, & was formerly Tho: Antrums deceased & is bounded on ye north with the street & on the east with y land of mine, formerly y land of Richard graues, on ye south with ye land of John & Jonathan Pickering & on the west with ye land latly of John Kitchin, to haue & to hold the same next after the decease of said John & mary neale, his said father & mother.
"I giue & bequeath into my fiue grand children, the children of my son John neale by mary his now wife: viz. Jeremiah, John, Jonathan, Joseph & Liddea: neale, fifty pounds sterling, betweene them, that is to say tenn pounds each of them to be paid vnto them or either of them, out of my estate, by my executors, when they shall accomplish the age of one & twenty years, seuerally, And my will is that yf any or either of them decease before they shall accomplish the age of one & twenty years, that then his or theire portion shalbe divided equally betweene yr surviuers, and my will is that it be soe understood with respect to what I haue before bequeathed to any of them, yf they or either of them shall decease before they come to age as aforsd then there pt to be derided between those that shall surviue & accomplish the age of twenty one yeares as aforesul, I guile vnto Mary my sd daughter my best feather bead, with all that belongs to it viz, bolster pillowes Couerings Blanketts sheets, with ye greene say Curtaines & vahlcns & all other appurtenances, to be to ye sole & proper use & behoofe of my sd daughter & assignes foreuer. I giue to my grand child John neale abouc said, all my weaueing Tackling as Loomes, slease, barnes & what euer elce belongs there vnto, provided he make use of it him selfe, other wise 2 to be to my daughters Maryes use & dispose, Alsoe my will is that in case my said son John & Mary neale shall in the time of theire hues, or either of them, shall make any new Adition of Building to ye howseing aboue said wherby the said how-sing is & shalbe bettered at the time of theire decease when theire son John shall corn to injoy it, that then ye said John shall pay ye value there of vnto his Brother Joseph yf then surviueing. I Appoynt my son in law John Neale, & mary his wife (my daughter) to he executors, Joyntly & seuerally of this my last will & testament."
ffrancis Lawes.

* See also Records and Files at the Quarterly Courts at Essex County, Mass., vol. 4 (1914), p. 169.


Samuel MANSFIELD [Parents] was born in 1652 in Lynn, Essex, Massachusetts, United States. He died 1, 2 on 10 Apr 1679. Samuel married 3, 4, 5 Sarah BARSHAM on 3 Mar 1673 in Lynn, Essex, Massachusetts, United States.

ESTATE OF SAMUEL MANSFIELD OF LYNN.

Administration upon the estate of Samuel Mansfield, was granted 24: 4: 1679, to Sarah, the relict, and she to administer according to that writing presented to the court, which is an agreement made by her consent with the parties subscribed, and she also presented an inventory.
Salem Quarterly Court Records, vol. 5, leaf 131.
Whereas Samuell Mansfeild of Lynn died of the smallpox leaving a wife and three children, the eldest of them being a son, the nearest relations on both sides, the father of Samuel Mansfield, and the father of the wife, with the consent of the wife, chose and impowered Mr. Thomas Loughton, Sr., Andrew Mansfeield and Nathaniell Bersham to divide the estate which is as follows: "the estate being inventoried amounted to 154£. 8s. 6d., debts 17£. 4s. 7d. being provided for, leaving 137£. 3g. lid.; to the widow, a third part of the estate as her proper estate, 45£. 14s. 8d.; to the son Andrew Mansfeild, 4 acres of upland ajoyning westerly along his granfather Mansfield's house lott & three acres of salt marsh in Rumnye marsh ajoyneing northelye uppon his grandfather's marsh & 7£. 14s. 8d. to be paid by the estate in the widow's hand, 45£. 14s. 8d.; the two daughters, 22£. 17s. 4d. per peice out of the estate in the widdow's hand, 45£. 14g. 8d." The widow to have the whole estate until the children respectively come to age, but if the widow die before then, they are to have their portions. The remaining part of the land and dwelling house to be as security, the widow to keep the house and all fences in good repair. This being also to be understood that Samuell Mansfeild, deceased, as his last words on his death bed, gave unto his father Andrew Mansfeild, his son Andrew above mentioned, until he come to twenty one years of age, and his said father accepted of him. Dated Lynn, 20: 4m: 1679. This agreement allowed by the Salem court 20: 4m: 1679.
Essex Quarterly Court Files, vol. 31, leaf 89.

Sarah BARSHAM [Parents] was born 1 in 1646 in Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. Sarah married 2, 3, 4 Samuel MANSFIELD on 3 Mar 1673 in Lynn, Essex, Massachusetts, United States.

Other marriages:
BROWN, John
BROWN, Mr


Andrew MANSFIELD [Parents] was born in 1654 in Lynn, Essex, Massachusetts, United States. He was christened in 1654. He died 1 in 1692. Andrew married 2, 3 Elizabeth CONANT on 10 Jan 1681 in Lynn, Essex, Massachusetts, United States.

Andrew worked 4 as Representative in 1680.

Elizabeth CONANT. Elizabeth married 1, 2 Andrew MANSFIELD on 10 Jan 1681 in Lynn, Essex, Massachusetts, United States.


William FARRINGTON was born 1 on 6 May 1660 in Lynn, Essex, Massachusetts, United States. William married 2 Lidea MANSFIELD on 6 Apr 1683 in Lynn, Essex, Massachusetts, United States.

Lidea MANSFIELD [Parents] was born 1, 2 on 15 Aug 1662 in Lynn, Essex, Massachusetts, United States. She died 3 on 14 Sep 1726 in Lynn, Essex, Massachusetts, United States. Lidea married 4 William FARRINGTON on 6 Apr 1683 in Lynn, Essex, Massachusetts, United States.


Phillip WHITE. Phillip married Deborah MANSFIELD in 1685 in Beverly, Essex, Massachusetts, United States.

Deborah MANSFIELD [Parents] was born 1, 2 on 1 Nov 1666 in Lynn, Essex, Massachusetts, United States. Deborah married Phillip WHITE in 1685 in Beverly, Essex, Massachusetts, United States.


Dea. Daniel MANSFIELD [Parents] was born 1, 2 on 9 Jun 1669 in Lynn, Essex, Massachusetts, United States. He died 3 on 11 Jun 1728 in Lynn, Essex, Massachusetts, United States. He was buried in Newhall Burying Ground, Lynn, Massachusetts, United States. Daniel married 4 Margaret Jarvis BURRILL on 12 May 1715 in Lynn, Essex, Massachusetts, United States.

Other marriages:
JOHNSON, Hannah

Margaret Jarvis BURRILL. Margaret married 1 Dea. Daniel MANSFIELD on 12 May 1715 in Lynn, Essex, Massachusetts, United States.


Dea. Daniel MANSFIELD [Parents] was born 1, 2 on 9 Jun 1669 in Lynn, Essex, Massachusetts, United States. He died 3 on 11 Jun 1728 in Lynn, Essex, Massachusetts, United States. He was buried in Newhall Burying Ground, Lynn, Massachusetts, United States. Daniel married Hannah JOHNSON.

Other marriages:
BURRILL, Margaret Jarvis

Hannah JOHNSON. Hannah married Dea. Daniel MANSFIELD.


James SNOW [Parents] 1, 2 was born 3 in 1642 in Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. He died on 28 Jan 1708/1709. James married Sarah SNOW Mrs in 1662 in Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

Sarah SNOW Mrs. Sarah married James SNOW in 1662 in Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.


Samuel SNOW [Parents] 1 was born 2, 3 on 28 May 1647 in Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. He died 4, 5 on 28 Nov 1717 in Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. Samuel married 6 Sarah WILSON in 1668 in Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

Other marriages:
PARKER, Sarah

Sarah WILSON. Sarah married 1 Samuel SNOW in 1668 in Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

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