52 Ancestors – Week 410: #633 Sarah (Smith) (Phillips) Lawrence (1661-1737) of Charlestown and Stoneham, Massachusetts

Sarah Smith (1661-1737)  is #633 on my Ahnentafel  Checklist, my seventh great-grandmother, who marrie#632  Andrew Smith (1661-1717) in 1683 in Charlestown, Suffolk County,  Massachusetts Bay Colony.

I’m descended by means of:

* their son #316 Ebenezer Phillips (1695-1746) who married #317 My Smith (1698-1746) in 1717 .
* their son #108 John Phillips (1722-1800) who married #109 Hannah Smith (1725-1774) in 1749.
*  their #79 Martha Phillips (1757-1830) who married #78 Isaac Buck (1757-1846) in 1791.
* their daughter #39 Sophia Buck (1797-1882) who married #38 Lambert Brigham (1794-1834)  in 1817.
* their daughter #19 Sophia Newton (1834-1923) who married #18 Edward Hildreth (1831-1899) in 1852.
* their daughter #9 Hattie Louisa Hildreth (1857-1920) who married #8 Frank Walton Seaver (1852-1922) in 1874.
* their son #4 Frederick Walton Seaver (1876-1942) who married #5 Alma Bessie Richmond (1882-1962) in 1900.
* their son #2 Frederick Walton Seaver (1911-1983) who married #3 Betty Virginia Carringer (1919-2002) in 1942.
* their son #1 Randall Jeffrey Seaver (1943-living)


1)  PERSON (with supply citations as indicated in brackets):

*  Identify:                    Sarah Smith[1–5]
*  Alternate Identify:    Sarah Phillips[6]
*  Alternate Identify:    Sarah Lawrence[7-8]
*  Intercourse:                   Feminine
*  Father:                   Michael Smith 1620-1692
*  Mom:                 Joan “Joanna” Greatest 1618-1692

2)  INDIVIDUAL EVENTS (with supply citations as indicated in brackets):

*  Delivery:                    earlier than 4 August 1661, Charlestown, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States[2,5]
*  Baptism:               4 August 1661 (after age 0), Charlestown, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States[2,5]
*  Distribution:        17 December 1717 (after age 56), husband’s will proved; Charlestown, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States[6]
*  Distribution:        5 April 1724 (after age 62), launched her rights to husband’s property; Charlestown, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States[7]
*  Dying:                  earlier than 28 March 1737 (earlier than age 75), administration granted; Stoneham, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States[2,8]
*  Probate:               28 March 1737 (after age 75), administration granted to son Ebenezer Phillips; Stoneham, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States[8]

3)  SHARED EVENTS (with supply citations as indicated in brackets):

*  Partner 1:               Andrew Phillips 1661-1717
*  Marriage 1:            11 November 1683 (about age 22), Charlestown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States[1-4]

*  Baby 1:                 Andrew Phillips 1687-1755
*  Baby 2:                 Ebenezer Phillips 1695-1746
*  Baby 3:                 Joanna Phillips 1697-1726
*  Baby 4:                 Samuel Phillips 1699-1722
4)  NOTES (with supply citations as indicated in brackets):  

There aren’t any authored works for the beginning household of Sarah Smith.  The household information for the Andrew Phillips household are included in Quantity 2 of the guide by Thomas Bellows Wyman, “Family tree and Estates of Charlestown,, New England Historical past Press, Somersworth NH, 1869[1].
Sarah Smith was born earlier than 4 August 1661, when she was baptized n Charlestown, Massachusetts Bay[2].  She was the daughter of Michael and Joan (Greatest?) Smith of Charlestown and Malden.  
Sarah married, at age 22, Andrew Phillips (1661-1717) of Malden on 11 November 1683 in Charlestown, the son of Andrew and Elizabeth (–?–) Phillips of Charlestown[1-4].  They’d 4 youngsters, all born or baptized within the Charlestown information:
*  Andrew Phillips (1687-1755), married 1706 Mary Covell (1686-1734).
*  Ebenezer Phillips (1695-1746), married about 1717 Mary Smith (1698-1746).
*  Joanna Phillips (1697-1726), married 1723 Jonathan Lawrence (1696-1773).
*  Samuel Phillips (1699-1722).
Andrew and spouse Sarah Phillips have been deeded 10.5 acres of land within the 2nd Division in Malden, close to Studying, by her father Michael Smith in 1686[1].  The land was bounded northwest by Peter Tufts, southwest by John Smith, northeast by John Tucker, and northwest by Samuel Phipps.
The household continued residing in Charlestown till Andrew’s dying.
Andrew Phillips of Charlestown died testate on 10 December 1717, and his probate papers are in Middlesex County Probate Courtroom Information, Packet #17,297[6]. The desire of Andrew Phillips of Charlestown was written on 5 December 1717, and proved 17 December 1721. He bequeathed to his widow Sarah:

“Imprimus I Give & Bequeath to Sarah my Dearly Beloved Spouse One third of ye Earnings of my Property Dureing her naturall life & all ye Moveable Items inside My home & Ten Wire of Wooden yearly Lower & dropped at her home & ye Greatest Room in my home so long as she stays my widow.”

After Andrew’s dying, Sarah married, secondly, to Nathaniel Lawrence (1639-1724), a widower of Charlestown, in about 1718, in all probability in Charlestown[2].
Nathaniel Lawrence died on 14 April 1724 in Lexington, Massachusetts, leaving Sarah (Smith) (Phillips) Lawrence a widow[2,7].  In his will, he left nothing to his second spouse, Sarah.
Nevertheless, an affidavit written on 25 April 1724 for Sarah Lawrence is included within the probate file for Nathaniel Lawrence, during which she says that in consideration of a sure sum of cash and numerous causes that she’s going to launch all her rights and dower and energy within the property of her husband[7].
After Nathaniel Lawrence’s dying, Sarah in all probability went to dwell along with her son, Ebenezer Phillips in Stoneham, Massachusetts Bay.
Sarah Lawrence died intestate earlier than 28 March 1737 at age 75 when her son Ebenezer Phillips was granted administration on the property[8].  He posted 300 kilos bond, and a listing taken on 15 July totaled about 88 kilos.  By the desire of Andrew Phillips, Ebenezer acquired the private property however needed to pay his brother Andrew 20 kilos and his sister Joanna 50 kilos after their mom’s dying.
There isn’t a dying file or burial file out there for Sarah (Smith) (Phillips) Lawrence.

1. Thomas Bellows Wyman, Family tree and Estates of Charlestown of the County of Middlesex and Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 1629-1818, Two Volumes  ( Boston, Mass. : David Clapp & Sons, 1879),, Quantity 2, web page 746, Andrew Phillips household sketch.
2. G. Andrews Moriarty, “The Household of Deacon Nathaniel Lawrence of Groton,” The American Genealogist, Quantity 19 (1942), pages 66-76, web page 67, Sarah Smith christening entry, 4 August 1661, daughter of Michael Smith.
3. “Massachusetts, U.S., City and Very important Information, 1620-1988,” listed database and digital picture, Ancestry.com (https://www.ancestry.com : accessed 23 July 2013), Charlestown > Archives Births Marriages Deaths > 1629-1800, Marriages, web page 381 (picture 250 of 385), Andrew Phillips and Sarah Smith entry, 11 November 1683.
4. Roger D. Joslyn, Very important Information of Charlestown, Massachusetts to 1850 (Boston, Mass. :  New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1984), 3 Volumes, Marriages, web page 119, entry for Andrew Phillips and Sarah Smith of Malden, 11 November 1683.
5. “Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org : accessed 15 December 2021), Sarah Smith baptism entry, 1661.
6.   Middlesex County, Massachusetts, Probate case recordsdata, Middlesex Circumstances 16000-17999 > Case 17297 (6 pictures) Andrew Phillips of Charlestown, 1717; “Middlesex County, MA: Probate File Papers, 1648-1871,” listed database and digital pictures, New England Historic and Genealogical Society, American Ancestors (https://www.AmericanAncestors.org : accessed 15 December 2021).
7. Middlesex County, Massachusetts, Probate case recordsdata, Middlesex Circumstances 12000-13999, Case 17357, Nathaniel Lawrence of Charlestown, 1724 (12 pictures), picture 6 of 12, Sarah Lawrence launch of rights of dower and energy to husband’s property; New England Historic and Genealogical Society, American Ancestors   (https://www.americanancestors.org : accessed 15 December 2021), .

8. Middlesex County, Massachusetts, Probate case recordsdata, Middlesex Circumstances 12000-13999 > Case 13791 (4 pictures) Sarah Lawrence of Stoneham, 1737; “Middlesex County, MA: Probate File Papers, 1648-1871,” listed database and digital pictures, New England Historic and Genealogical Society, American Ancestors (https://www.AmericanAncestors.org : accessed 15 December 2021).


NOTE: In 2014, Amy Johnson Crow urged a weekly weblog theme of “52 Ancestors” in her weblog submit 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks on the No Story Too Small weblog. I’ve prolonged this theme in 2021 for an eighth yr to 416 Ancestors in 416 Weeks. The record of 52 Ancestors biographies from my great-grandparents to the seventh great-grandparents (in work) is in https://www.geneamusings.com/p/ancestor-biographies.html.

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