Treasure Chest Thursday — 1737 Death of Sarah (Smith) (Phillips) Lawrence in Stoneham, Massachusetts

 It is Treasure Chest Thursday – an opportunity to look in my digital picture recordsdata to see what treasures I can discover for my household historical past and family tree musings.

The treasure right this moment is the 1737 probate document entry for administration of the property of Sarah (Smith) (Phillips) Lawrence (1661-1737) within the Middlesex County, Massachusetts probate data:

The transcription of this document is:

“middx Cambridge March 28 1737
Administration on the Property of Sarah Lawrence of Stoneham
dec’d is granted to Ebeneer Phillips of stated city husbandman.
John Trenton Esq’r of stated City & Jon’a Lawance of woburn
sureties £300
                                      4’s p’d Choose JP JP
                                      Reg’r p’d.
                                                    Letter delivered.”
The supply quotation for this document is:

Middlesex County, Massachusetts, Probate case recordsdata, Middlesex Instances 12000-13999 > Case 13791 (4 photographs), Sarah Lawrence of Stoneham, 1737, picture 2 of 4, administration granted; “Middlesex County, MA: Probate File Papers, 1648-1871,” listed database and digital photographs, New England Historic and Genealogical Society, American Ancestors ( accessed 15 December 2021).

That is an entry (picture 2 of 4) within the unique probate papers for Sarah Lawrence within the Middlesex County Probate Information on the American Ancestors web site.  It signifies that administration of the property of Sarah Lawrence of Stoneham was granted on 28 March 1737 to Ebenezer Phillips of Stoneham.  As well as, a bond and stock had been within the property file.  This document signifies that Sarah (Smith) (Phillips) Lawrence died earlier than 28 March 1737 in Stoneham, Massachusetts.  There isn’t a loss of life document or burial document that higher defines her loss of life date.

Sarah Smith (1661-1737) was baptized on 4 August 1661 in Charlestown, Massachusetts Bay, the daughter of Michael and Joan (Finest?) Smith of Charlestown and Malden.  She married, (1) on 11 November 1683 in Charlestown, Andrew Phillips (1661-1717),  the son of Andrew and Elizabeth (–?–) Phillips of Charlestown, Massachusetts Bay.  Andrew Phillips died on 10 November 1717 and Sarah married (2) in about 1718 to Nathaniel Lawrence (1639-1724) of Charlestown, who died 14 April 1724 in Lexington.  At a while in or after 1724, Sarah moved to Stoneham to reside together with her son, Ebenezer Phillips (1695-1746), and died in Stoneham earlier than 28 March 1737.

Andrew and Sarah (Smith) (Phillips) Lawrence are my seventh great-grandparents via their son Ebenezer Phillips  (1695-1746) who married Mary Smith (1698-1746) in about 1717 in Charlestown, Massachusetts Bay.


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