Monday, May 29, 2017

Amanuensis Monday -- Probate Records of Samuel Fletcher (1652-1723) of Chelmsford, Mass. -- Part 3

This week's document for Amanuensis Monday is from the Middlesex County, Massachusetts probate documents for Samuel Fletcher (1652-1723) of Chelmsford, Massachusetts.  

Middlesex County [Mass.] Probate Packet #7,920:


f)  Administrator's account #1 (paper 8 of the packet):


The transcription of this account is:


An A count of What I have sould out of
the Estate of Samuell fletcher decesed

To one paire of oxen 6 – 10 – 0
To five Cowes 10 – 0 – 0
To four younge Cattell 4 –   0 – 0
To four swine 1 –   0 – 0
To two Mares 4 –   0 – 0
To two old Coats 1 –   5 – 0
To An olde Bed tiking 0 –   7 – 0
To a Cart And Whells 0 – 15 – 0
To Indan Corne 2 –   0 – 0
To porke and Beef 2 – 10 – 0
To A paire of Breeches 0 –   7 – 0
To A Steed 0 –   3 – 0
To Rye And Barley 1 --  7 – 6
To Shepes Wool And Cotton woll 1 –   0 – 0
To linen yarne and flax 0 – 10 – 0
To Cards And Wolling yarne 0 –   3 – 3
To A hat and shers and other Lumber 1 –   8 – 1
To Suet barills and one barril of Sider 1 – 16 – 0
To an old Plow 0 –   3 – 0
To 2 old Siethy 0 –   3 – 0

NOTE: The total estate sold by the administrator was £39 8s 2d.  

g)  Administrator's Account #2  (paper 9 of the packet):


The transcription of this account is:


An A Count of What I have
Received Which belonged to the Estat
of Samuell fletcher which was not prised


£      s      d
To a pece of Cloth 1 – 15 –  10
To ten Shiling which was due to him from the toune 0 – 10 –    0
To mony due to him from John uarnham 0 –   7 –    0
To mony due him from Joshua Fletcher 0 –   6 –    0
To mony due him from Sam^ll Burge 0 –   2 –    0
To mony due him from Willum Longle 0 –   3 –    0
To Money 0 – 15 –    0

3 – 19 –  10

      10 –    0

4 – 08 –  10


g)  Administrator's Account #3  (papers 10 and 11 of the packet):



The transcription of this account is:


An A count of the Depts Which I have
paid that ware due from the Estat of
Samuell fletcher


£      s     d
To the leter of Administration 0 – 10 – 0
To a Jorny doune to Cambridg 0 – 10 – 0
To William fletcher 0 –   6 – 0
To John kider for making 2 Cofens 0 –   4 – 0
To Sam^ll Judg for a pr of shoes 0 –   3 – 6
To Corm't hill for Drink for the funarall 0 – 13 – 6
To James Dutton for smith work 0 –   2 –10
To Ely foster for the hier of a maid 1 –   4 – 0
To Thomas broune for to backo 0 –   3 – 0
To Docter Seth Acker for phisik 0 – 10 – 0
To Stephen pers for being one of the prisers 0 –   1 – 6
To Moses barron for writing 0 –   3 – 0
To Jonathan Bours Constabell 1 –   1 – 4
To Solomon Keyes for sider barrils 0 –   8 – 6
To Joseph heldreth for a Days work 0 –   3 – 4
To Jonathan Barrit for fuling Cloth 0 –   9 – 0
To John Bats for worke 0 –   9 – 0
To peter prockter for hay 0 –   2 – 0
To Capt bours which was Due to the Company As to Fletcher was Clark 0 – 10 – 0
To Benjamin brown for a ploue 0 –   3 – 0
To Stephen perce for Ruts 0 –   1 –10
To Edward foster for work 0 –   2 – 0
To Jonathan Waldo for 2 hats 0 – 14 – 0
To Joseph Lamson for grave Stone 1 –   4 – 0
To Mr Emerson for goods 0 –   1 – 4
To benjamin buterfield for bringing up the grave stone 0 –   2 – 0
To Jonathan Richardson for a chist and Chare 0 –   6 – 0
To Joseph nanham for pork 0 – 14 – 0

To sam^ll foster diging the grave and smith work 0 – 19 – 0
To Colonal lyng for mony borowed 0 – 11 – 0
To John perhame form ony due up on a Count 0 –   9 – 3
To Lidah perham for nursing a yong child 5 –   4 – 0
To Josiah Fletcher 0 –   2 – 8

NOTE: The total debts owed was £14 23s 10d.

There were no other papers in this probate packet that gave an inventory of the real estate or personal property of Samuel Fletcher. There were no papers for the distribution of the real and personal property. Perhaps there are deeds for the real property from the estate.

The source citation for this probate packet is:

"Middlesex County, MA: Probate Papers, 1648-1871," digital image, American Ancestors (http://www.AmericanAncestors.org : accessed 3 May 2017), Probate Packet #7,920, Samuel Fletcher of Chelmsford, 1723.

The will of Samuel Fletcher (1652-1723) was written on 18 March 1713, and he died before December 1723.  The accounts above were probably created by the administrator, son William Fletcher (see paper 7 in the packet) after the will was disallowed on 21 June 1726.

In the will, Samuel Fletcher named his current (third) wife, Elizabeth, and three sons Samuel, Isaac and William Fletcher; and six daughters Mary Wheeler, Sarah Fletcher, Susana Fletcher, Hannah Wright, Elisabeth Butterfield, and Lydia Adams.  

This concludes the three posts for the probate packet of Samuel Fletcher (1652-1723).

Samuel Fletcher (1652-1723) and his first wife, Hannah Wheeler (1649-1697), are my 7th great-grandparents, through their son Samuel Fletcher (1684-1749) who married Hannah --?-- in about 1712, and had nine children.

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NOTE:  Genea-blogger John Newmark (who writes the excellent  TransylvanianDutch blog) started a Monday blog theme years ago called "Amanuensis Monday."  John offers this definition for "amanuensis:" 

"A person employed to write what another dictates or to copy what has been written by another."

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