Amanuensis Monday — 1697 Property Stock of John Grout (1616-1697) of Sudbury, Massachusetts

 This week’s doc for transcription is the 1697 stock of the property of John Grout (1616-1697) of Sudbury, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, which is in Property File 9951 within the Middlesex County Probate Court docket data. 

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The stock can also be included within the Middlesex County Probate Court docket Clerk’s volumes, in Quantity 9, pages 101-102:


The transcription of the Stock is (from the court docket clerk quantity, as a result of it’s clearer and simpler to learn:

An Stock of the Housing Lands items & Chattels of Capt Jn’o Grout

late of Sudbury who deceased 25’th July 1697  ………………………………    £       s       d

Impr.  To his Eldest Son John Grout y’e Lands medows

given to him by will valued at ……………………………………………………… 250 — 00 — 00

It  To his son Jonathan Grout y’e houseing Lands Meadows Mill &

Streams and Rights given to him by y’e Will …………………………………. 130 — 00 — 00

It  To his son Joseph Grout of Watertowne y’e housing Lands and

Meadows rights given to him by will mendacity in y’e City of Watertown  150 — 00 — 00

It To his Son in Legislation John Livermore y’e Farm given to him

by will mendacity in Watertown by Madups …………………………………………  020 — 00 — 00

It To his Son in Legislation Joseph Curtis In Cash & Medow

given to him by Will ………………………………………………………………….    24 — 00 — 00

It To his Son in Legislation John Woodward y’e Lands & Medow

given to him by Will …………………………………………………………………..   24 — 00 — 00

It To his Loveing spouse Sarah Grout y’e Land & Medows

given her by Will ………………………………………………………………………..   30 — 00 — 00

Fast Inventory

To three Cows …………………………………………………………………………………   10 — 00 — 00

To 2 Calves ……………………………………………………………………………….     1 — 00 — 00

To five Sheep & 5 Lambs ……………………………………………………………….     2 — 10 — 00

To 4 Swine ………………………………………………………………………………..     2 — 00 — 00

To three beds and bedding Appropriate …………………………………………………….  14 — 00 — 00

To Pewter ………………………………………………………………………………….     1 — 10 — 00

To Brass and one Iron Pott ………………………………………………………….     5 — 00 — 00

To  Handirons Tramells Spitt & Tongs Shilyards &

home maintain Irons ………………………………………………………………………..     3 — 00 — 00

To Desk Linnen ………………………………………………………………………..     2 — 00 — 00

To at least one Chest given to his son Jonathan by Will ……………………………     1 — 00 — 00

To at least one Chest and one Cubbard ……………………………………………………    2 — 00 — 00

To Chaires Stools wheels & different Lumb^r …………………………………..    2 — 00 — 00

To his Broad ax Cart Irons augers, 1 Iron Barr, 1 Sledge

Saws & one provides ………………………………………………………………………    2 — 10 — 00

To 2 acres of Indian Corn ………………………………………………………….     4 — 00 — 00

To his Books ……………………………………………………………………………     3 — 00 — 00

To his sporting Garments …………………………………………………………….      6 — 00 — 00

To a Chest extra ……………………………………………………………………….     0 — 12 — 00

To 1 Hatchett 2 Wedges and Cookering & Slicing Knife ……………..     0 — 10 — 00

      Apprized by us  Aug’t 10’th 1697                                                   690 — 12 — 10

                                   Joseph Noyes

                                   Peter King

                                   Francis Fullam

Charlestowne Aug’u 16’th 1697 By y’e Hon’ble James Russell Esq’r

Jonathan Grout considered one of y’e Executors admitted prsonally showing made

oath y’t y’e inside written Comprises a real Stock of y’e Property of Cap’t

John Grout late of Sudbury Deced so far as Involves his information &

when extra seems he’ll Trigger it to be added.

Exa’d William Phipps  Reg’r                      Jurat’?? Coram  Ja Russell

The supply citations for this probate case file is:

Suffolk County, Massachusetts, Probate case recordsdata, Quantity: Middlesex Instances 00001-01999, Property File #9951 (7 photos), John Grout of Sudbury property, 1697; “Middlesex County (Massachusetts) Probate File Papers, 1648-1871,” digital photos, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2014, American Ancestors  (https://www.americanancestors.org: accessed 30 Might 2020); Digitized mages supplied by FamilySearch.org from unique data 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 3 April 2021), Middlesex County, “Probate Information, Vol. 7-10, 1689-1704,” Quantity 9, pages 99-102 (photos 427-429 of 748), John Grout of Sudbury will and probate data, proved 16 August 1697.

John Grout (1616-1897) married (1) Mary Cakebread (1620-1641) in about 1640, in all probability in Watertown, Massachusetts, they usually had one youngster, recorded in Watertown:

*  John Grout (1641-1708), married 1667 Rebecca Toll (1644-1721).

John Grout married (2) Sarah Busby (1619-1699) in 1642, daughter of Nicholas and Bridget (Cocke) Busby.  The had 9 youngsters, the primary recorded in Watertown, and the remainder recorded in Sudbury:

*  Sarah Grout (1643-????).
*  Hannah Grout (1646-1727), married 1668 John Livermore (1638-1718).
*  Joseph Grout (1649-1720) married 1680 Susannah Hagar (1653-1731).
*  Abigail Grout (1655-1745), married 1677 Joseph Curtis (1647-1700).
*  Elias Grout (1657-????).
*  Jonathan Grout (1658-1730), married 1701 Abigail Dix (1677-1753).
*  Mary Grout (1661-????), married 1688 Thomas Knapp (1657-????).
*  Susanna Grout (1664-1727), married 1692) John Woodward (1661-1736).
*  Elizabeth Grout (1665-1694), married 1683 Samuel Allen (1664-1745).

John Grout died 25 July 1697, in the future after his will was written.  In his will, he recognized his spouse as Sarah, and his dwelling youngsters as John, Jonathan, Joseph, Susannah Livermore, Abigail Curtis, Mary Knapp, and youngsters of daughter Elizabeth Allen.  A list was taken on 10 August 1697 and totaled £690-12-00, together with intensive land holdings.  The desire was proved by the Probate Court docket on 16 August 1697.

John and Sarah (Busby) Grout are my eighth great-grandparents, by son Joseph Grout (1649-1720) who married Susannah Hagar (1653-1731) in 1680 in Watertown, Massachusetts.

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

“An individual employed to jot down what one other dictates or to repeat what has been written by one other.”

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