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Probate Records

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"Rev. John Mayo died of Yarmouth, Mass. in May, 1676, without having made a will, and his estate was settled during the following month, the agreement of the heirs being dated 15 June 1676. The records here printed are found in the Plymouth Colony Records of Wills and Inventories and in the Court Orders, the proper reference being stated in each case."

"(Plym. Col. Wills, III; I; 165)

An Inventory of the estate of Mr. John Mayo late of Yarmouth Deceased

L s d Impr: in silver350000 Item a Cubbard and Cushen to it 24s010400 Item a round table 12s a hanging Cubbert 4s001600 Item 4 Joyne stools 7s a Joyned Cheres 8s001500 Item 3 Chayers 5s 3 Cushens 4s000900 Item a Great brasse Kettle 20s a brasse kettle 4s010400 Item a brasse pott 5s an Iron pott and pott hookes 8s001300 Item a warming pan 7s 2 brasse skillets 6s001300 Item a Jacke spitt and waightes 20s010000 Item a fier Iron a Driping pan 36d000300 Item a saddle and bridle 14s a paire of boots 7s010100 Item a pillian and pillian Cloth 25; a mare 35s030000 Item a Curtaine and vallence 29s010900 Item an apple Roster and a cullender000200 Item a bed two bolsters a pillow 2 blanketts and a coverlid061000 Item in pewter 4l 10s041000 Item in wearing Clothes 11l110000 Item 2 hatts 20s in stockens 10s011000 Item a paire of shooes and a paire of slippers 5s000500 Item a satten Capp 4s 2 paire of Gloves 18d000506 Item in sheets table Clothes Table Napkins and Towells031506 Item 2 pillow Coates 8s a wickar Chaire 10 a Chest 4s010200 Item a Carpett 10s and sir plate 10l101000 Item a paire of Andirons 20s and a pair of Andirons 5s and a paire of Andirons 4s010900 Items in bookes100000 Item in sheep and lambes 45s in horse kind 5l070500 Item in wine and the Caske 11s 6d mault 10s Currans 20s010306 Item in Mistris bacons hand a paire of tonges spitt Gridiron and smoothing Iron snuffers a seive payle and Juggs 11s a bredgrater and 2 trayes w platters 2s; a chamberpott and a Glace bottle 6d a Carpett 18d001916 ------------------ suma totalis1110400

Aprissed this 1 of June 1676 by us Edmund hawkes Thomas huckens

"Mistris Tamasin Mayo the Relict of Mr. John Mayo above mensioned made oath to the truth of this Inventory soe farr as she knowes; excepting onely the Goods and estate which shee had before theire Intermarriage, which shee had not Claimed Right nor power to Dispose of but only to use while they lived together as, shee affirmeth and to bring in what further shee may know the 2cond of June 1676.

Before mee Thomas hinckley Assistant

"(Court Orders, V:139 under date of 7 June 1675)

Mr Hinkley Mr ffreeman and mr huckens are appointed by the Court to take Course about the estate of Mr. John Mayo Deceased to make Devision and settlement of the said estate both with Reference unto his wifes prty and amonst his Children; and therin to acte if it may be to their satisfaction, and in case they can not then make Report thereof of the next Court that soe further may be taken for settlement thereof;

"(Plym. Col. Wills, III: I: 175)

Witnesseth These presents an agreement between Mistris Tamisin Mayo: viz: and Relict of mr. John Mayo Late of Yarmouth Deceased; and the Children of the said Mr. Mayo in the prsence of and with the Concurrence of Mr Thomas hinkley Captaine John ffreeman and Thomas huckens; appointed by the Court to be healpfull to them in the Division of the estate of the said Mr Mayo: viz: The said mistris Tamison Mayo is according to her Desire to have eighteen pounds in Money and five pounds in such other prte of the estate, as shee shall Choose, which accordingly shee hath Received in full satisfaction of her thirds and whole Right into her said estate; onely shee is to pay all the Country Rate; and the one halfe of the Rate Due to mr Thornton from the said estate and alsoe shee is to pay the one thire prte of whatsoever Debts shalbe made appeer to be Justly Due, and payable from the said estate and the three surviving Children of the said Mr Mayo to pay theire proportional prte to the said Debtes according to their respective prtes and Interest in the said estate; which is to be Devided in three equall prtes, to each of them alike; as neare as may be in speciue or equivolent to it; provided always that John Mayo have first alowed to him over and above hisprte one bed and furniture; thereunto belonging Inventoryed att six pound and ten shillinges; and all the sheep to Samuell Mayo Hannah and Bathshebah the Children of Nathaniel Mayo Deceased and 40s a peice to the eldest sonnes of all the Children of the said Mr Mayo wich may not yett Received the same; and then the Resedue of the estate to be equally Devided as aforesaid; In witness wherof, the prties Concerned which were heer present; have herunto sett their hands this 15th of June 1676.

In the prsence of: Thomas hinckley Assistant The mark of Tamison Mayo John ffreeman Assistant John Mayo Thomas huckens Joseph howes In the behalfe of hannah Bacon I assent thereto, Thomas huckens

"The above mensioned John Mayo and Joseph howes being hereby alowed to Administer on the said estate."


  1. The Mayflower Descendant Publisher: Massachusetts Society of Mayflower Descendants Boston, MA Abbreviation: MD, "The settlement of Rev. John Mayo's Estate," Transcribed from the Original Records by George Ernest Bowman, MD: 9, 119-122

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