Wednesday, August 12, 2015’s 12 Months of Fascinating Family Finds -- August 2015: Land and Probate Records for William Sever (1729-1809) in Kingston, Mass.

I am participating in the "12 Months of Fascinating Family Finds" contest - see the blog post’s 12 Months of Fascinating Family Finds Challenge for details.

My most fascinating family find for July 2015 was:  Finding the land records and probate records for William Sever (1729-1809) of Kingston, Plymouth County, Massachusetts.  

I have posted these articles to date in my attempt to find when William Sever obtained the land he built his mansion house on in about 1760.

Unfortunately, I don't have the answer yet!  The land and probate records are voluminous for not only William Sever, but for his first wife, Sarah (Warren) Sever (1730-1797), his father, Nicholas Sever (1680-1764) and his mother, Sarah (Warren) (Little) Sever (1692-1756).  Since the mansion was built in the 1760-1770 time frame, it may be that the land was conveyed by deed or inheritance with a description of the plot, or perhaps the site of the mansion house was included in a larger plot.

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