Anna Chesebrough (Stevenson) (1598 - 1673) MP

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Birthplace: Boston, Lincolnshire, England
Death: Died in Stonington, New London County, Connecticut Colony
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About Anna Chesebrough (Stevenson)

Arrived in America in 1630 on the Arabella, part of the Winthrop fleet.


Immigration: 12 JUN 1630 in the Arbella of the Winthrop Fleet from Boston, Lincolnshire, England

Baptism: 23 AUG 1597 Boston, Lincolnshire, England

Religion: 1630 admitted to the Boston Church as member 45, recommended to Braintree Church February 16, 1640, dismissed from the Boston Church to Rehoboth Church April 9, 1648

Will: 19 MAR 1672/73 did not agree with terms of her husband's previous will and caused some controversy. On October 7, 1673 the Court of Assistants negotiated an agreement the results were not returned to the probate fi le

   1. Anna's will (from the Wildey book with paragraph punctuation added f or clarity):
   The Last Will & Testament of Anna Chesebrough, Aged 75 Years or There abouts.
   Imp! I give to my two sons Samuel and Nathaniel yt land which was gi ve to me by my husband upon his will,
   yt my son Elisha should have had if he had outlived me.
   I give to my son Nathaniel my barn.
   I give to my son Samuel my yard between my barn and his orchard.
   I give to William Chesebrough my son, Samuel's second son, my dwelli ng house, with ye pastor to ye yard.
   I give to my son Samuel my fifteen acres of land on ye east side of P autucket river.
   I give to my son Nathaniel one of ye mares yt my son Elisha leas ed or hired of me, and ye other mare I give
   to my son Samuel's son William. My bay horse I give to my son Nathan iel. My black I give to my son Samuel.
   I give my son Samuel a feather bed.
   I give my daughters Abigail and Hannah my cloaths and linnin.
   The rest of my estate, (mydebts being paid) I give to my two so ns an equal share, whom I make my full and
   lawful executors.
   dated in Stonington this 19 of March 1672/3.
   Anna Chesebrough
   (her mark and seal)
   Signed sealed d and D D
   in presence of us
   Thomas Stanton, Sr.
   James Noyes.
   Mr. James Noyes appearing before me this fifth of September 1673 ma de oath yt ys was ye will of Anna
   Chesebrough deceased and yt his hand is twice to it as a witness.
   Thomas Stanton
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Anna Chesebrough's Timeline

August 23, 1598
Boston, Lincolnshire, England
August 23, 1598
December 16, 1620
Age 22
Boston, Lincolnshire, England, (Present UK)
Age 23
Boston, Lincolnshire, England
September, 1623
Age 25
Boston, Lincolnshire, England
Age 25
Boston, Lincolnshire, England
Age 25
or near Boston, Lincolnshire, England
Age 25
Boston, Lincolnshire, England
Age 26
Boston, Lincolnshire, England
Age 28
Boston, Lincolnshire, England