Amanuensis Monday — 1694 Inventory of Richard Sawtell (1611-1694) of Watertown, Massachusetts

 This week’s doc for transcription is the 1694 stock of the property of Richard Sawtell (1611-1694) of Watertown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, which is in Property File 19965 within the Middlesex County Probate Court docket information. 

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The transcription of the stock is (from the courtroom clerk quantity, as a result of it’s clearer and simpler to learn):

In Watertowne September y’e 14’th:1694

An Stock of y’e Property of Richard Sawtell Deceased taken
and apprized by ^us^ the subscribers as followeth  …………………………………….  £     S      d
His sporting apparrell …………………………………………………………………………….. 01–15–00
A parcell of Books …………………………………………………………………………………  00–12–00
Two Gunns and one Sword ……………………………………………………………………..  02–00–00
In y’e Bed room one Feather mattress, two Feather Pillows, one Bolster, one Rugg
  one outdated Blankett, Two Sheets, one bedstead, all collectively ………………………….  04–10–00
4 outdated Chests with Another Lumber outdated …………………………………………..  00–12–00
In y’e Chamber Two Flock beds, one pair of Sheets, Six outdated Blanketts
  one outdated Rugg Two Pillows all collectively …………………………………………………..  02–16–00
5 Sheets, 9 Pillowcases, Six Napkins, Two Desk Garments …………………  01–15–00
Ten yards of New Cotton Material & Seven yards of cotton & Woollen Material ….. 01–17–00
A Small parcell of Cotton & Woollen yarn ……………………………………………….. 00–14–00
Three Iron Potts, one outdated Brass Kettle, Two p’r of Poot hooks, one Tramell, one Mortar  01–10–00
Two Spinning Wheels Two Powdering Tubbs ???? vessells with Another
  wood ware collectively ………………………………………………………………………….. 01–00–00
One outdated Mare & Colt …………………………………………………………………………….. 01–10–00
One Dwelling Home with Twenty 5 Acres of Land adjoining ………………… 50–00–00
Seven acres and hlfe of Land Mendacity in y’e East a part of Stated Towne …………….. 15–00–00
A Farm Containing Fifty acres half Wilderness Land ………………………………… 02–00–00
A Twenty Acre Proper in Groton Lands …………………………………………………….. 60–00–00
Phillip Shattuck                                                                                   Totall … 147–11–00
William Shattuck
Sam’ll Randoll R his mark                            Charlestowne Septemb’r 24:1694

By y’e Honourable James Russell Esq’r
Enoch Sawtell of Watertowne admitted considered one of y’e Executors prsonally showing
made oath that this Containes a True Stock of y’e Property of his Father
Riochard Sawtell Deced so far as Involves his information and when extra seems
he’ll Trigger it to be added.                        Jurat Coram  JaRussell
Exa’d  Sam’l Phipps Reg’r


The supply citations for this probate case file is:

Middlesex County, Massachusetts, Probate case information, Quantity: Middlesex Circumstances 18001-19999, Property File #19965 (4 photos), Richard Sawtell of Watertown property, 1694; “Middlesex County (Massachusetts) Probate File Papers, 1648-1871,” digital photos, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2014, American Ancestors  (https://www.americanancestors.org: accessed 16 August 2014);   Digitized mages supplied by FamilySearch.org from authentic information at Probate Registry, Cambridge, Mass. 

“Massachusetts, U.S. Wills and Probate Information, 1635-1991,” listed database with digital photos, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 18 April 2021), Middlesex County, “Probate Information, Vol. 7-10, 1689-1704,” Quantity 8, pages 239-241 (photos 294-295 of 748), Richard Sawtell of Watertown will and probate information, proved 24 September 1694.

Richard Sawtell (611-1694) married Elizabeth –?– (1615-1694) in about 1637 in Watertown.  That they had eleven youngsters, all born in Watertown:

*  Elizabeth Sawtell (1638-1676), married 1659 William Sterling (1639-1719).
*  Jonathan Sawtell (1639-1690), married 1665 Mary Tarbell (1645-1676).
*  Mary Sawtell (1640-1665), married 1664 Joseph Johnson (1636-1714).
*  Hannah Sawtell (1642-1723), married 1665 Enhance Winn (1641-1690)
*  Enoch Sawtell (1643-1742), married 1672 Susanna Randall (1657-1720)
*  Zachariah Sawtell (1644-1692), married (1) 1668 Elizabeth Harris (1644-1683); (2) 1684 Anna Parker (1663-????).
*  Bethia Sawtell (1647-1714), married 1702 John Inexperienced (1647-1712).
*  Obadiah Sawtell (1648-1741), married 1680 Hannah Lawrence (1662-1707).
*  Ruth Sawtell (1650-1720), married 1677 John Hewes (1653-1721)
*  Richard Sawtell (1653-1676).
*  John Sawtell (1655-1700), married 1675 Elizabeth Submit (1650-1700).

Richard Sawtell died 21 August 1694.  In his will, he recognized his spouse as Elizabeth, and his residing youngsters as Enoch Sawtell, Obadiah Sawtell, John Sawtell, Bethia Sawtell, Hannah Winn and Ruth “Hues”, , and youngsters of sons Jonathan and Zacharias and daughter Elizabeth “Starling.” A listing was taken on 14 September 1694 and totaled £147-11-00, together with the Watertown and Groton lands.  The actual property was £127. The need was proved by the Probate Court docket on 24 September 1694.  The need and  stock are the one information within the property file.

Richard and Elizabeth (–?–) Sawtell are my eighth great-grandparents, via son Obadiah Sawtell (1648-1721) who married Hannah Lawrence (1662-1707) in 1680 in Watertown, Massachusetts.

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NOTE: Genea-blogger John Newmark (who writes the wonderful TransylvanianDutch weblog) began a Monday weblog theme years in the past known as “Amanuensis Monday.” John gives this definition for “amanuensis:”

“An individual employed to put in writing what one other dictates or to repeat what has been written by one other.”

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