Ancestors of Tim Farr and The Descendants of Stephen Farr


Ralph WISWALL [scrapbook] 1 was born in 1570 in England, United Kingdom. He was christened on 10 Jan 1572 in Hale, Childwall, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom. He died 2 in 1631 in England, United Kingdom.

RALPH WISWELL (John, probably), a locksmith, was born about 1570 according to the Inquisition Post Mortem taken on the estate of his brother Thomas in 1619 at which time, Ralph was the next heir, aged 49 and more. At the time of his death he resided in the town of Haydock which is part of the parish of Winwick, Lancashire, and is about 6 miles north of Warrington, where his children were baptized. In the Win-wick Parish Register are the following records. Probably Ralph was the child baptized in 1569.

Child of John Wiswell, baptized 11 November 1565
Child of John Wiswell, baptized 14 April 1569
Child of John Wiswell. baptized 4 December 1571
Child of John Wiswell. baptized 7 October 1573
Child of John Wiswell, baptized 19 April 576
Jane Wiswell, baptized 28 October 1577
Elizabeth Wiswell. baptized 2 January 1579/80
John Wiswell. baptized 24 January 1582/3

John Wiswell & Jane Barowe, married 11 February 1602/3

Thomas, son of John Wiswell. baptized 12 December 1605
Robert. son of John Wiswell, baptized 23 October 1608

John Wiswell, buried 30 December 1608

Wiswell is a place name deriving from the village of that name in the parish of Whalley, Lancashire. It means Wiswell, well being a spring, but what Wis means is lost to history. Wiswell is about 30 miles northeast of Haydock. Ralph Wiswell had a brother Thomas who lived in nearby Ormskirk and died on 10 April 1619, leaving no family. Ralph was the next heir as the Inquisition stated. An abstract follows.

INQUISITION taken at Preston, 7 September. 17 James [1619] before Edward Rigby, Esquire, Escheator. after the death of Thomas Wiswall. by the oath of the same Jurors, who say that Thomas Wiswall was seised in fee of 1 messuage and 2 acres of land, meadow and pasture, in Ormeskirke. which are held of William, Earl of Derby, in free socage by fealty and lad, rent, as of his manor of Ortneskirke, and are worth per ann. (clear) Es.Sd. Thomas Wiswall died 10 April last past (1619], and Ralph Wiswall, his brother and next heir, is aged at the time of taking this Inquisition 49 years and more. (Lancashire Inquisitions, p. 137, pub, by Record Society) Thomas married Alice Pickett on 20 October 1592 at Ormskirk, where she died in April 1618. She was buried in the church there on 12 April. Thomas was buried in the high chancell on 11 April 1619. Thomas had an illegitimate son, 7 Edward. baptized ‘on 7 March 1588/9 at Ormskirk, but the child must have Wed and he apparently had no children by his wife Alce. In addition. Ralph had a sister Anne who was apparently unmarried in 1632. She is mentioned in the inventory of his estate. James Wiswell. who died testate in 1603 leaving a widow Elizabeth. may have been another brother. He named a sister Elizabeth. children of his sister, and children of Sd Ralph Wiswell, altho he did not state the relationship of Ralph. An abstract of his will follows.

19 April 1603 - the will of James Wiswell of Wavertree in the parish of Childwall, county Lancaster, yeoman, being visited with sickness . . . to be buried in the parish church of Childwall . . . wife Elizabeth, son William    unto such child or children as shall be born unto me hereafter either by this my wife or another, but if none, then that third to my sister's children, viz. Margaret Houghe, Edward Merser, Thomas Merser, Alice Merser. all the daughters of William Dwaryhouse, all the children of William Diconson. Jane Merser, all the natural chtldren of William Wright. Margerie Mosocke, and Margaret Mossock, saving that I - -doe give unto the children of Rauffe Wiswall soe much as one of my said sister's children shall have for their porcon out of the said third part. Another third part to various bequests including to James Diconson, Edward Merser £10 which his brother John doth owe to me, etc. . . unto Jane Merser any remainder of this third to wife and son William . .to sister Elizabeth (Lancashire Wills pr. at Chester)

Ralph Wiswell died early in 1631/2, for the inventory of his estate was taken on 13 March following. Note that in the following Inventory of Ralph's estate, among the listed creditors was his son John. Then there was listed Thomas, first noted as another son, then changed to read as his brother. This must be an error, for his brother Thomas was clearly dead. Later Ralph's sister was noted originally as sister of  "the said John and Thomas Wiswell" and was then crossed out and corrected to read  sister of Ralph . Clearly the scribe was confused and John and Thomas were Ralph's sons, Anne probably his sister, or possibly a daughter.

A true and wise lnventorie of alt the goodes, Cattell and Chattells of Raphe Wiswall late of Haidock in the Countie of Lancaster, Locksmith, deceased, taken and aprysed by Richard Worthington of Pemberton, yeoman, Richard Gerard of Windle in the said Countie, Locksmith. Richard Moulton of Brild in the said Conntie, Shoemaker, and Thomas Lasleden of Ashton in the said Countie, yeoman, the xiijth day of March Anno regni dni nri Caroli dei gracia Anglia, Scotie. ffrancie et Hibernie, Regs fidei Defensor &c septimo Anno gr dni, 1631
                                  £sd
one Steedie or Anvyl 1-10-0
one paire of Bellowes -   - - -    0-6-5
in hammers and pinchers  0- 2-4
two Troughes Ar one grindleston - - - -  0- 2-0
two vysses 0  4 0
two paire of Tongues, one Crachin, And a poker -  0- 0-8
in Lockstocks - -   - - - - -  0- 2-0
one Ladder, three Spades, a fewe Bords and -  0- 6-0
   other implements -   -   -
in Chaines for horse Treasses 53li weight - -  0-18-4
in Dore Bandes 147li weight  1-20-5
other iron ware of severall sorte 120  weight -  1 - 5-0
in Iron ware of severall kynde 50  weight - -  0- 4-2
in Cressitts, Bakespittles & other Ironware weighing 40li  0-11-9
in fflanders Tooles, vidht Chissells, ffyies and plaint Bitts 0-10-0
in Hang locks & plate Locks  0-15-8
eight paire of Cards - - - - - - -  0-4-4
foure dozen and an halfe of hooks at 3s the dozen  0-13-6
in Bands of severall sorte & other odde iron Ware  1-12-8
   weighing 59li
in Chafeing dishes and frying pannes - - -  0-5-6
fyve Latchells              - - - -   0 -3- 4
sixe Scythes     0-4-0
in hand sawe 0- 3-4
in newe Birmingham ware - - - - -  0- 7-li
in ould Locks of dyvers sorts and ould keyes -  0 -1- 8
seaven stocks Locks 0- 5-2
more In Lock, of severall sort 0- 7 -6
in Chest Locks 0- 6 -4
in Saddlers ware and other things more - -  0- 2-0
to Gimblett Bitts & wimble Bitts, patreing knyves
Shoomakers pinchers & shapeing knyves - - 0-4-6
in Tinfoile & Crab locks & other things  - - 0- 5~9
in horse locks, Can locks & horse Combes - - - 0-12-0
in Arrowe heads & girdles - - - -  - 0- 5.9
in Chissells & setting sticks 0- 3 -6
in Tainter hooks, one Beame Knyffe and)
   three pairs of Sheares -    )      0- 2 1
one dozen of Cnpbord locks 0- 5-9
in testeing pricks, basteing ladles, Dogge Cooples) 0-4-0
   and Chaines  -)
two paire of Ballance & other implem      0- 4-0
in ould Carpenters Toolts    0- 1-6
in Birmingham Cest locks for the insyde    0- 4-0
by Anne Wiswall naturall sister of the said
Ralph Viswall - -   - 0-15-0
by lsabell Richardson of Warrington - - - - 3- 0-0
by George Morris of Ashton, Bandsntith - - - 0- 4-6
by Mathew Turton of Ashton. Dawber - - - - 0- 0-6
by Thomas Massie of Wartington, Clothier  - - 0  7-6
Sum total debit Liiij li' vis ixd                          54- 6 -9

Soe remaining clearely all the said debts?}
last before menconed being distcharged}   xiijli ixs 0
out of the whole goods the some of}

Children, baptized at Warrington:
JOHN. son of Ralph. bapt. 20 Sept. 1601: he & his brother Thomas went to N.E.: he d. 16 Aug. 1687
2 THOMAS. son of Ralph. bapt. 20 Sept. 1601: he d. 6 Dec. 1683 per record ae 80 which must he off by 2 years if the same person: 10 ch.

Ref.: Lancashire Parish Registers as published; Lancashire Probate Files at Preston; Lancashire Inquisitions, published by Record Society

He had the following children.

  M i Thomas WISWALL was christened on 20 Sep 1601. He died on 6 Dec 1683.
  M ii John WISWALL was christened on 20 Sep 1601. He died on 16 Aug 1687.

Thomas WISWALL [Parents] [scrapbook] 1 was christened 2 on 20 Sep 1601 in Warrington, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom. He died 3 on 6 Dec 1683 in Newton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. Thomas married 4 Isabell FARMER after 1669.

Other marriages:
BERBAGE, Elizabeth

Probably arrived with his son Enoch, August 16, 1635 on the ship "James" with the Rev. Richard Mather and his company.
Source: "The Wiswald Genealogy" by Joseph M. Wiswald 1961

THOMAS WISWELL (Ralph, John probably) was baptized 20 September 1601 at Warrington, Lancashire. He and his twin brother Jolm both came to New England and settled in Dorchester as early as 1635. He was early made a freeman, was a proprietor of Dorchester and, with his wife Elizabeth, was a member of the church about 1636. He was a selectman of Dorchester in 1644, '45, and '52. On 5 June 1664 he was dismissed from the Dorchester church for the beginning of a new church at Cambridge Village (now Newton) and was chosen as ruling elder there. On 25 September 1657, he deeded his houses and lands in Dorchester to his son Enoch, who was about to marry. Thomas Wiswell married first, it is said, Elizabeth Burbage of Great Packington, Warwickshire. She was the mother of all his children and died between 1665 and 1669. Secondly, he married Isabell (Muston) Farmer, sister of the Reverend Thomas Muston of Wykin and afterwards of Brinldow in England. She was the widow of John Farmer of Anseley, Warwickshire. Thomas Wiswell was excused from military training on 6 October 1663, but had to pay 5 shillings per year to the military company. He was 62. He died on 6 December 1683, aged 82, and she died on 21 May 1686 at her son's home in Billerica.

This is an Inventory of the Estate of Elder Thomas Wiswall of Cambridge Village who decead. 6 December 1683 Apprized by us the subscribers.

His wearing cloaths both linnen & woollen 006 07 00
In the lower Lodging Room
A featherbed, a feather bolster, 2 feather pillows a straw bed 005 00 00
& Rug, a blankett & bedstead with curtains altogether
4 pr of old sheets, 4 pillowbeers 001 15 00
2 Table cloaths, 11 napkins, 4 Towells 001 00 00
a Table, a form, 6 joynd stools, a little Table 001 05 00
A great chair, 2 small chairs, 6 cushions 000 08 00
A chest, 2 Thinks, a warming pan 000 15 00
A small cupboard, 4 bibles, 4 Psalm books, 6 other small 001 08 00
books
2 old brushes a little looking glass 000 02 00
2 old hogsheads, a tub, 2 trays, 2 milk bowls 2 small bear
barrells 000 08 00
An old bridle & saddle, a pannell 000 10  00
A churns, 2 sacks, a grid Iron 000 05 00
A dwelling house & barn with a small orchard to It & about
two hundred & seven acres of upland & meadow wX of yr is 220 00 00
about six acres of ye land yE is broak up
Abt a yeer & half service in a man servant 008 00 00
A pcceii of stone fence abt ye aforesd land 007 00 00
The Irons to the pump 000 05 00
Apprised the 14. Decemb 1683 by us
Thomas Prentice
James Trowbridge
William Bond

Decemb' 18. 83
Sworne in Court of Noah Wiswall & Ebenezar Wiswall Adams

Jonathan Remmington Clericus

Ref.: Wiswall Genealogy; V.R.; Pope's Pioneers of Massachusetts; Savage; N.E.H.G.S. - 126:298

Isabell FARMER. Isabell married 1 Thomas WISWALL after 1669.


Enoch WISWALL [Parents] was born 1 about 1633 in England, United Kingdom. He was christened on 8 Sep 1633 in Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States. He died 2 on 28 Nov 1706 in Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States. Enoch married 3 Elizabeth OLIVER on 25 Nov 1657 in Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States.

Probably arrived with his father, August 16, 1635 on the ship "James" with the Rev. Richard Mather and his company.
Source: "The Wiswald Genealogy" by Joseph M. Wiswald 1961

Elizabeth OLIVER. Elizabeth married 1 Enoch WISWALL on 25 Nov 1657 in Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States.


Ichabod WISWALL Reverend [Parents] 1, 2 was born on 3 Jun 1637 in Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States. He died on 23 Jul 1700 in Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States. Ichabod married Remember on 26 Dec 1678 in Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States.

Other marriages:
WISWALL, Remember
PEABODY, Priscilla

Source: "The Wiswald Genealogy" by Joseph M. Wiswald 1961

Duxbury, Mass., Vital Records [p.2]
A Record of maridges in the towne of Duxborrow
Ichabod wiswall & prissillah pabodie were maried December 2 16 [worn]

Plymouth First Church Records

The chh of Duxbury sent to us to be present by our messengers at their ordination of Mr Ichabod Wiswall to be their Pastor, on November, 24: the Pastor, Ruling Elder, Deacon Finney & Deac: Morton were chosen & then present.


REV. ICHABOD WiSWALL of Duxbury married Priscilla Pabodie3 (Elizabeth2 Alden, John1) of Duxbury. They had six children, but the births of only four, Mercy, Hannah, Peleg and Perez, were entered on the Duxbury records.* All of these, with the exception of Perez, were mentioned in their father's will, which also mentioned two other daughters, Priscilla and Deborah.

The five children who survived their father married as follows:

Mercy Wiswall4; born 4 October, 1680; died 12 November, 1716; married, 25 January, 1704/5, John Wadsworth.

Hannah Wiswall4; born 22 February, 1681 ; died 22 September, 1722; married Rev. John Robinson.

Peleg Wiswall4; born 5 February, 1683; married, in 1719 or, Elizabeth Rogers of Ipswich, and died in Boston, in 1767.

Priscilla Wiswall4, born about 1690; died in Bristol, R. I., 12 September, 1780; married in Duxbury, 23 October, 1716, Gershom4 Bradford (Samuel3 William2-1), who was born 21 December, 1691, and died in Bristol, R. I., 4 April, 1757. The two deaths are on one gravestone.

Deborah Wiswall4; born about 1693; died 22 April, 1776; married 21 October, 1717, Samuel Seabury.

Rev. Ichabod Wiswall died in Duxbury, 23 July, 1700, in his sixty-third year, and was buried in the old cemetery at South Duxbury. His widow, Priscilla, died 3 June, 1724, and was buried in the old cemetery at Kingston, Mass.

* Mayflower Descendant, 8: 231 and 9: 229.

Hannah was born in 1682 (in new style) and Peleg in 1684.

Rev. Ichabod Wiswall's Will:

Rev. Ichabod Wiswall made his will, at Duxbury, 25 May, 1700, and it was probated 19 August, 1700. The original will is still preserved in the files of the Registry of Probate at Plymouth; but it is somewhat worn, and in the copy here presented the missing words have been supplied from the copy of the will in the first volume of the Probate Records.

A careful copy of the will and inventory, and of the probate proceedings, made from the original documents, is here printed, at the expense of two members of the Massachuseffs Society of Mayflower Descendants, who have requested us not to publish their names. They are descended from Rev. Ichabod and Priscilla (Pabodie) Wiswall, through the daughter Priscilla Wiswall, who married Gershom4 Bradford.

Especial attention is called to the fact that "my Eldest Daughter the wife of Elisha Wadsworth", mentioned in the will, was Ichabod's daughter Elizabeth, by his first wife. Elisha Wadsworth and Elizabeth Wiswall were married in Duxbury, 9 December, 1694. *

The original will, the original letter of administration and the original inventory are still in the probate
files.

[From original will] I Ichabod Wiswall of Duiborough in ye County of Plimouth being weak olf body but of [sound mind and memory praised be God for ye Same Doe make this my last Will & Testament in manner & form following that is to say hrst I Comitt my body to the Earth to be decently Buryed when it shall Please God to take me hence & my soul into the hands of God my saviour in sure & Certain hope of a ,Joyfull Resurrection & Reunion through the precious Merritts of Jesus Christ my Lord & only Redeemer. And for the disposall of my outward Estate which God hath Graciously Given me my mind & will is the same shall be disposed as in this my Will is sett Down. first I have already Given to my Eldest Daughter the wife of Elisha Wadsworth her Portion of my Estate & is as much as I have to give to any other of My Daughters.

Item I give & bequeath unto my welbeloved wife Presilla all my housing & lands Lying in the Township of Duxburough for & During the Terme of her Naturall Life or otherwise soe long as she shall Continue my widdow

Item I give & bequeath to my son Peleg one half of all my lands & meadows both salt & fresh meadows to him & his heirs for Ever. lying at Scipican

* Pilgrim Notes and Queries, 3:121

Item I give & bequeath unto my four Daughters mercy Hanah Prissilla & Deborah the other half of all my lands & meadows at Scipican Alias Rochester in Equall parts to them & their severall heirs for Ever.

Item I give & bequeath to my said four Daughters all my lands at Sagetihock or Kenebeck in the Eastern parts of this Cuntry being one hundred acres be the same more or less to them & their Respective heirs for Ever.

Item I give & bequeath to my son Peleg all my houses & lands uplands & meadows lying in the Township of Duxbury to be possesed & Injoyed by him after the decease of his Mother or her second Marriage to him & his heirs for Ever.

Item I Give & bequeath to my son Peleg all my Books & tlirrty pounds in money towards his Education at the Collegde

Item I give & bequeath all my other goods & Chattles & moneys to my well beloved wife Prissilla for the bring up of my Children & her support & Comfort during her life & at her discretion to bestow amongst my Children.

Item I nominate & appoint my welbeloved wife Prissilla to be sole Executrix of this my last Will & Testament In Witness wherof I have hereunto set my hand & seale the 25t day of May 1700
Signed Sealed & Declared         Ichabod wiswall (seal)
by the above named Mr Icabod Wiswall to be his Last will & Testament in the prsence of us
Alexander Standishe
John Sprague
Samuell Seabury
John Wadsworth
John Sprague Samuel Seabury & John Wadsworth three of ye witnesses here named Appeared before William Bradford Esqr Judge of probate on ye 19th day of August 1700 Arid made oath that they were present and Saw and heard mr Ichabod Wiswall the Testator above named sign Seal & declare this Instrument to be his last will and Testament And that to the best of their Judgment he was of Sound disposing mind and memory when he did the same

Attest Sam1 Sprague Register

On the back of the original will is written "The Last Will & Testanit of Mr Ichabod Wiswall To be opened after his Decease" [The will was also recorded, 1: 325.]

[From original letter] Willyam Bradford Esqr Commissionated &c for ye Granting of Probate of Wills and Letters of Administration within the County of Plimouth &c To all to whome these presents Shall Come or may Concern Greeting know ye that on the nineteenth Day of August AnO Domini one thousand and Seven hundred Before me at Pliinouth The Will of mr Ichabod Wisewall late of Duxborough in the County aforesaid Deceased to these presents Annexed was proved Approved and allowed who having while he lived and at Ye time of his Death Goods Chattels Rights and Credits The said Deceased and his said will in any manner Concerning was Committed unto pricilla his wife Executrix in the same will named well and truly to Administer ~ same And to make a true and perfect Inventory of all and Singular the Goods Chattels Rights and Credits of the said deceased And the same to Exhibit Into ye Registers office of the said County according to Law Also to Render a true and Plaine account of her said Administration upon oath In Testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and Ye Seal of ye said Office. Dated at Plimouth the 19th William Bradford (seal) day of August 1700:
Sam1 Sprague Regster
[The letter of administration was also recorded, I: 325.]

Before Wm Bradford Esqr
Attest Saml Sprague Register

[The inventory was also recorded, 1: 326.]

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Remember. Remember married Ichabod WISWALL Reverend on 26 Dec 1678 in Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States.


Ichabod WISWALL Reverend [Parents] 1, 2 was born on 3 Jun 1637 in Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States. He died on 23 Jul 1700 in Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States. Ichabod married Remember WISWALL in Dec 1682.

Other marriages:
, Remember
PEABODY, Priscilla

Source: "The Wiswald Genealogy" by Joseph M. Wiswald 1961

Duxbury, Mass., Vital Records [p.2]
A Record of maridges in the towne of Duxborrow
Ichabod wiswall & prissillah pabodie were maried December 2 16 [worn]

Plymouth First Church Records

The chh of Duxbury sent to us to be present by our messengers at their ordination of Mr Ichabod Wiswall to be their Pastor, on November, 24: the Pastor, Ruling Elder, Deacon Finney & Deac: Morton were chosen & then present.


REV. ICHABOD WiSWALL of Duxbury married Priscilla Pabodie3 (Elizabeth2 Alden, John1) of Duxbury. They had six children, but the births of only four, Mercy, Hannah, Peleg and Perez, were entered on the Duxbury records.* All of these, with the exception of Perez, were mentioned in their father's will, which also mentioned two other daughters, Priscilla and Deborah.

The five children who survived their father married as follows:

Mercy Wiswall4; born 4 October, 1680; died 12 November, 1716; married, 25 January, 1704/5, John Wadsworth.

Hannah Wiswall4; born 22 February, 1681 ; died 22 September, 1722; married Rev. John Robinson.

Peleg Wiswall4; born 5 February, 1683; married, in 1719 or, Elizabeth Rogers of Ipswich, and died in Boston, in 1767.

Priscilla Wiswall4, born about 1690; died in Bristol, R. I., 12 September, 1780; married in Duxbury, 23 October, 1716, Gershom4 Bradford (Samuel3 William2-1), who was born 21 December, 1691, and died in Bristol, R. I., 4 April, 1757. The two deaths are on one gravestone.

Deborah Wiswall4; born about 1693; died 22 April, 1776; married 21 October, 1717, Samuel Seabury.

Rev. Ichabod Wiswall died in Duxbury, 23 July, 1700, in his sixty-third year, and was buried in the old cemetery at South Duxbury. His widow, Priscilla, died 3 June, 1724, and was buried in the old cemetery at Kingston, Mass.

* Mayflower Descendant, 8: 231 and 9: 229.

Hannah was born in 1682 (in new style) and Peleg in 1684.

Rev. Ichabod Wiswall's Will:

Rev. Ichabod Wiswall made his will, at Duxbury, 25 May, 1700, and it was probated 19 August, 1700. The original will is still preserved in the files of the Registry of Probate at Plymouth; but it is somewhat worn, and in the copy here presented the missing words have been supplied from the copy of the will in the first volume of the Probate Records.

A careful copy of the will and inventory, and of the probate proceedings, made from the original documents, is here printed, at the expense of two members of the Massachuseffs Society of Mayflower Descendants, who have requested us not to publish their names. They are descended from Rev. Ichabod and Priscilla (Pabodie) Wiswall, through the daughter Priscilla Wiswall, who married Gershom4 Bradford.

Especial attention is called to the fact that "my Eldest Daughter the wife of Elisha Wadsworth", mentioned in the will, was Ichabod's daughter Elizabeth, by his first wife. Elisha Wadsworth and Elizabeth Wiswall were married in Duxbury, 9 December, 1694. *

The original will, the original letter of administration and the original inventory are still in the probate
files.

[From original will] I Ichabod Wiswall of Duiborough in ye County of Plimouth being weak olf body but of [sound mind and memory praised be God for ye Same Doe make this my last Will & Testament in manner & form following that is to say hrst I Comitt my body to the Earth to be decently Buryed when it shall Please God to take me hence & my soul into the hands of God my saviour in sure & Certain hope of a ,Joyfull Resurrection & Reunion through the precious Merritts of Jesus Christ my Lord & only Redeemer. And for the disposall of my outward Estate which God hath Graciously Given me my mind & will is the same shall be disposed as in this my Will is sett Down. first I have already Given to my Eldest Daughter the wife of Elisha Wadsworth her Portion of my Estate & is as much as I have to give to any other of My Daughters.

Item I give & bequeath unto my welbeloved wife Presilla all my housing & lands Lying in the Township of Duxburough for & During the Terme of her Naturall Life or otherwise soe long as she shall Continue my widdow

Item I give & bequeath to my son Peleg one half of all my lands & meadows both salt & fresh meadows to him & his heirs for Ever. lying at Scipican

* Pilgrim Notes and Queries, 3:121

Item I give & bequeath unto my four Daughters mercy Hanah Prissilla & Deborah the other half of all my lands & meadows at Scipican Alias Rochester in Equall parts to them & their severall heirs for Ever.

Item I give & bequeath to my said four Daughters all my lands at Sagetihock or Kenebeck in the Eastern parts of this Cuntry being one hundred acres be the same more or less to them & their Respective heirs for Ever.

Item I give & bequeath to my son Peleg all my houses & lands uplands & meadows lying in the Township of Duxbury to be possesed & Injoyed by him after the decease of his Mother or her second Marriage to him & his heirs for Ever.

Item I Give & bequeath to my son Peleg all my Books & tlirrty pounds in money towards his Education at the Collegde

Item I give & bequeath all my other goods & Chattles & moneys to my well beloved wife Prissilla for the bring up of my Children & her support & Comfort during her life & at her discretion to bestow amongst my Children.

Item I nominate & appoint my welbeloved wife Prissilla to be sole Executrix of this my last Will & Testament In Witness wherof I have hereunto set my hand & seale the 25t day of May 1700
Signed Sealed & Declared         Ichabod wiswall (seal)
by the above named Mr Icabod Wiswall to be his Last will & Testament in the prsence of us
Alexander Standishe
John Sprague
Samuell Seabury
John Wadsworth
John Sprague Samuel Seabury & John Wadsworth three of ye witnesses here named Appeared before William Bradford Esqr Judge of probate on ye 19th day of August 1700 Arid made oath that they were present and Saw and heard mr Ichabod Wiswall the Testator above named sign Seal & declare this Instrument to be his last will and Testament And that to the best of their Judgment he was of Sound disposing mind and memory when he did the same

Attest Sam1 Sprague Register

On the back of the original will is written "The Last Will & Testanit of Mr Ichabod Wiswall To be opened after his Decease" [The will was also recorded, 1: 325.]

[From original letter] Willyam Bradford Esqr Commissionated &c for ye Granting of Probate of Wills and Letters of Administration within the County of Plimouth &c To all to whome these presents Shall Come or may Concern Greeting know ye that on the nineteenth Day of August AnO Domini one thousand and Seven hundred Before me at Pliinouth The Will of mr Ichabod Wisewall late of Duxborough in the County aforesaid Deceased to these presents Annexed was proved Approved and allowed who having while he lived and at Ye time of his Death Goods Chattels Rights and Credits The said Deceased and his said will in any manner Concerning was Committed unto pricilla his wife Executrix in the same will named well and truly to Administer ~ same And to make a true and perfect Inventory of all and Singular the Goods Chattels Rights and Credits of the said deceased And the same to Exhibit Into ye Registers office of the said County according to Law Also to Render a true and Plaine account of her said Administration upon oath In Testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and Ye Seal of ye said Office. Dated at Plimouth the 19th William Bradford (seal) day of August 1700:
Sam1 Sprague Regster
[The letter of administration was also recorded, I: 325.]

Before Wm Bradford Esqr
Attest Saml Sprague Register

[The inventory was also recorded, 1: 326.]

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Remember WISWALL. Remember married Ichabod WISWALL Reverend in Dec 1682.


Ichabod WISWALL Reverend [Parents] 1, 2 was born on 3 Jun 1637 in Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States. He died on 23 Jul 1700 in Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States. Ichabod married Priscilla PEABODY on 15 Jan 1653 in Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States.

Other marriages:
, Remember
WISWALL, Remember

Source: "The Wiswald Genealogy" by Joseph M. Wiswald 1961

Duxbury, Mass., Vital Records [p.2]
A Record of maridges in the towne of Duxborrow
Ichabod wiswall & prissillah pabodie were maried December 2 16 [worn]

Plymouth First Church Records

The chh of Duxbury sent to us to be present by our messengers at their ordination of Mr Ichabod Wiswall to be their Pastor, on November, 24: the Pastor, Ruling Elder, Deacon Finney & Deac: Morton were chosen & then present.


REV. ICHABOD WiSWALL of Duxbury married Priscilla Pabodie3 (Elizabeth2 Alden, John1) of Duxbury. They had six children, but the births of only four, Mercy, Hannah, Peleg and Perez, were entered on the Duxbury records.* All of these, with the exception of Perez, were mentioned in their father's will, which also mentioned two other daughters, Priscilla and Deborah.

The five children who survived their father married as follows:

Mercy Wiswall4; born 4 October, 1680; died 12 November, 1716; married, 25 January, 1704/5, John Wadsworth.

Hannah Wiswall4; born 22 February, 1681 ; died 22 September, 1722; married Rev. John Robinson.

Peleg Wiswall4; born 5 February, 1683; married, in 1719 or, Elizabeth Rogers of Ipswich, and died in Boston, in 1767.

Priscilla Wiswall4, born about 1690; died in Bristol, R. I., 12 September, 1780; married in Duxbury, 23 October, 1716, Gershom4 Bradford (Samuel3 William2-1), who was born 21 December, 1691, and died in Bristol, R. I., 4 April, 1757. The two deaths are on one gravestone.

Deborah Wiswall4; born about 1693; died 22 April, 1776; married 21 October, 1717, Samuel Seabury.

Rev. Ichabod Wiswall died in Duxbury, 23 July, 1700, in his sixty-third year, and was buried in the old cemetery at South Duxbury. His widow, Priscilla, died 3 June, 1724, and was buried in the old cemetery at Kingston, Mass.

* Mayflower Descendant, 8: 231 and 9: 229.

Hannah was born in 1682 (in new style) and Peleg in 1684.

Rev. Ichabod Wiswall's Will:

Rev. Ichabod Wiswall made his will, at Duxbury, 25 May, 1700, and it was probated 19 August, 1700. The original will is still preserved in the files of the Registry of Probate at Plymouth; but it is somewhat worn, and in the copy here presented the missing words have been supplied from the copy of the will in the first volume of the Probate Records.

A careful copy of the will and inventory, and of the probate proceedings, made from the original documents, is here printed, at the expense of two members of the Massachuseffs Society of Mayflower Descendants, who have requested us not to publish their names. They are descended from Rev. Ichabod and Priscilla (Pabodie) Wiswall, through the daughter Priscilla Wiswall, who married Gershom4 Bradford.

Especial attention is called to the fact that "my Eldest Daughter the wife of Elisha Wadsworth", mentioned in the will, was Ichabod's daughter Elizabeth, by his first wife. Elisha Wadsworth and Elizabeth Wiswall were married in Duxbury, 9 December, 1694. *

The original will, the original letter of administration and the original inventory are still in the probate
files.

[From original will] I Ichabod Wiswall of Duiborough in ye County of Plimouth being weak olf body but of [sound mind and memory praised be God for ye Same Doe make this my last Will & Testament in manner & form following that is to say hrst I Comitt my body to the Earth to be decently Buryed when it shall Please God to take me hence & my soul into the hands of God my saviour in sure & Certain hope of a ,Joyfull Resurrection & Reunion through the precious Merritts of Jesus Christ my Lord & only Redeemer. And for the disposall of my outward Estate which God hath Graciously Given me my mind & will is the same shall be disposed as in this my Will is sett Down. first I have already Given to my Eldest Daughter the wife of Elisha Wadsworth her Portion of my Estate & is as much as I have to give to any other of My Daughters.

Item I give & bequeath unto my welbeloved wife Presilla all my housing & lands Lying in the Township of Duxburough for & During the Terme of her Naturall Life or otherwise soe long as she shall Continue my widdow

Item I give & bequeath to my son Peleg one half of all my lands & meadows both salt & fresh meadows to him & his heirs for Ever. lying at Scipican

* Pilgrim Notes and Queries, 3:121

Item I give & bequeath unto my four Daughters mercy Hanah Prissilla & Deborah the other half of all my lands & meadows at Scipican Alias Rochester in Equall parts to them & their severall heirs for Ever.

Item I give & bequeath to my said four Daughters all my lands at Sagetihock or Kenebeck in the Eastern parts of this Cuntry being one hundred acres be the same more or less to them & their Respective heirs for Ever.

Item I give & bequeath to my son Peleg all my houses & lands uplands & meadows lying in the Township of Duxbury to be possesed & Injoyed by him after the decease of his Mother or her second Marriage to him & his heirs for Ever.

Item I Give & bequeath to my son Peleg all my Books & tlirrty pounds in money towards his Education at the Collegde

Item I give & bequeath all my other goods & Chattles & moneys to my well beloved wife Prissilla for the bring up of my Children & her support & Comfort during her life & at her discretion to bestow amongst my Children.

Item I nominate & appoint my welbeloved wife Prissilla to be sole Executrix of this my last Will & Testament In Witness wherof I have hereunto set my hand & seale the 25t day of May 1700
Signed Sealed & Declared         Ichabod wiswall (seal)
by the above named Mr Icabod Wiswall to be his Last will & Testament in the prsence of us
Alexander Standishe
John Sprague
Samuell Seabury
John Wadsworth
John Sprague Samuel Seabury & John Wadsworth three of ye witnesses here named Appeared before William Bradford Esqr Judge of probate on ye 19th day of August 1700 Arid made oath that they were present and Saw and heard mr Ichabod Wiswall the Testator above named sign Seal & declare this Instrument to be his last will and Testament And that to the best of their Judgment he was of Sound disposing mind and memory when he did the same

Attest Sam1 Sprague Register

On the back of the original will is written "The Last Will & Testanit of Mr Ichabod Wiswall To be opened after his Decease" [The will was also recorded, 1: 325.]

[From original letter] Willyam Bradford Esqr Commissionated &c for ye Granting of Probate of Wills and Letters of Administration within the County of Plimouth &c To all to whome these presents Shall Come or may Concern Greeting know ye that on the nineteenth Day of August AnO Domini one thousand and Seven hundred Before me at Pliinouth The Will of mr Ichabod Wisewall late of Duxborough in the County aforesaid Deceased to these presents Annexed was proved Approved and allowed who having while he lived and at Ye time of his Death Goods Chattels Rights and Credits The said Deceased and his said will in any manner Concerning was Committed unto pricilla his wife Executrix in the same will named well and truly to Administer ~ same And to make a true and perfect Inventory of all and Singular the Goods Chattels Rights and Credits of the said deceased And the same to Exhibit Into ye Registers office of the said County according to Law Also to Render a true and Plaine account of her said Administration upon oath In Testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and Ye Seal of ye said Office. Dated at Plimouth the 19th William Bradford (seal) day of August 1700:
Sam1 Sprague Regster
[The letter of administration was also recorded, I: 325.]

Before Wm Bradford Esqr
Attest Saml Sprague Register

[The inventory was also recorded, 1: 326.]

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Priscilla PEABODY was born in Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States. Priscilla married Ichabod WISWALL Reverend on 15 Jan 1653 in Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States.

Some info on Priscilla's parents:
[Duxbury Records 1 :2] John Rogers & Elizabeth pabodie was maried november 1666 Ichabod wiswall & prissillah pabodie were married December 2 16[worn]

Some January Anniversaries p.11
January 15, 1653, Priscilla Pabodie3 (Elizabeth2 Alden, John 1) was born at Duxbury. She married Rev. Ichabod Wiswall.

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Sam PAYSON. Sam married Mary WISWALL on 25 May 1727.

Mary WISWALL [Parents] 1 was born in 1640 in Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States. She died on 25 May 1727 in Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States. Mary married Sam PAYSON on 25 May 1727.

Other marriages:
PAYSON, Samuel

Source: "The Wiswald Genealogy" by Joseph M. Wiswald 1961


Samuel PAYSON. Samuel married Mary WISWALL.

Mary WISWALL [Parents] 1 was born in 1640 in Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States. She died on 25 May 1727 in Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States. Mary married Samuel PAYSON.

Other marriages:
PAYSON, Sam

Source: "The Wiswald Genealogy" by Joseph M. Wiswald 1961


Nathaniel HOLMES was born 1 on 1 Feb 1639. He died on 12 Feb 1712. Nathaniel married Sarah WISWALL.

Sarah WISWALL [Parents] was christened 1 on 19 Mar 1642 in Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States. She died in 1666. Sarah married Nathaniel HOLMES.

Source: "The Wiswald Genealogy" by Joseph M. Wiswald 1961


Ebenezer WISWALL [Parents] was born 1 on 8 Mar 1641 in Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States. He was christened 2 on 9 Jun 1650. He died on 20 Jun 1691 in Newton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. Ebenezer married Sarah FOSTER Payson on 26 Mar 1685.

Source: "The Wiswald Genealogy" by Joseph M. Wiswald 1961

Sarah FOSTER Payson. Sarah married Ebenezer WISWALL on 26 Mar 1685.

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