Moses Rowley, Sr (c.1630 - 1705) MP

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Birthplace: Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States
Death: Died in East Haddam, Middlesex, Connecticut, United States
Occupation: Cordwainer, constable, constable and a deputy to the General Court
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About Moses Rowley, Sr

His will was probated on March 8, 1705/6, so, obviously, he died before that.

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   From the Savage Dictionary:
   *MOSES, Barnstable, br. perhaps of the preced. m. 22 Apr. 1652, Elizabeth Fuller, had Mary, b. 20 Mar. 1653; Moses, 10 Nov. 1654; a ch. b. and d. 15 Aug. 1656; Shubael and Mehitable, tw. 11 Jan. 1660; Sarah, 10 Sept. 1662; Aaron, 1 May 1666; John, 2 Oct. 1667; was rep. 1692, prob. under new chart. rem. to Haddam, there d. 1705, leav. wid. Elizabeth and ch. Moses, Matthew, and Mehitable, w. of John Fuller.
   (The "preceding" mentioned was Henry. The currently accepted relation is now "son of Henry")-zhm
  1. Note:
   (Research):Note: Moses, Sr. came to America with his father, a brother and a sister in 1632. Moses was a Freeman 1657; Deputy of General Court 1673-79 and 1692. They moved to E. Haddon, Connecticut in 1693 where he purchased 60 acres which was not a popular decision with his wife who refused to sign the deed.
   Moses was a neighbor of Samuel Fuller.
   In 1658, Moses and Robert Parker were each fined 3 shillings and 4 pence for striking one another.

Father: Henry ROWLEY b: Bet 1595 and 1605 in England

Mother: Sarah PALMER

Marriage 1 Elizabeth FULLER b: 4 Apr 1626 in Plymouth, Plymouth, MA

   * Married: 22 Apr 1652 in East Haddam, Haddam, CT 

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His will was probated on March 8, 1705/6, so, obviously, he died before that.

http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=unionmc&id=I551

   From the Savage Dictionary:
   *MOSES, Barnstable, br. perhaps of the preced. m. 22 Apr. 1652, Elizabeth Fuller, had Mary, b. 20 Mar. 1653; Moses, 10 Nov. 1654; a ch. b. and d. 15 Aug. 1656; Shubael and Mehitable, tw. 11 Jan. 1660; Sarah, 10 Sept. 1662; Aaron, 1 May 1666; John, 2 Oct. 1667; was rep. 1692, prob. under new chart. rem. to Haddam, there d. 1705, leav. wid. Elizabeth and ch. Moses, Matthew, and Mehitable, w. of John Fuller.
   (The "preceding" mentioned was Henry. The currently accepted relation is now "son of Henry")-zhm
  1. Note:
   (Research):Note: Moses, Sr. came to America with his father, a brother and a sister in 1632. Moses was a Freeman 1657; Deputy of General Court 1673-79 and 1692. They moved to E. Haddon, Connecticut in 1693 where he purchased 60 acres which was not a popular decision with his wife who refused to sign the deed.
   Moses was a neighbor of Samuel Fuller.
   In 1658, Moses and Robert Parker were each fined 3 shillings and 4 pence for striking one another.

Father: Henry ROWLEY b: Bet 1595 and 1605 in England

Mother: Sarah PALMER

Marriage 1 Elizabeth FULLER b: 4 Apr 1626 in Plymouth, Plymouth, MA

   * Married: 22 Apr 1652 in East Haddam, Haddam, CT 

-------------------- Moses was a freeman in Barnstable in 1657, where presumably all his children were born. His will was dated 16 Aug 1704 and proved 8 Mar 1705/06.

http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=jonsaunders&id=I20457 -------------------- Henry ROWLEY

(Abt 1598-Between 1670)

Sarah PALMER (1606-Bef 1632)

Moses ROWLEY

(Abt 1631-1705)

Family Links

Spouses/Children:

Elizabeth FULLER

Mary ROWLEY

Moses ROWLEY+

Mehitable ROWLEY+

Shubael ROWLEY

Sarah ROWLEY

Aaron ROWLEY

John ROWLEY

Moses ROWLEY

Born: Abt 1631, London, Co. Middlesex, England 2

Married: 22 Apr 1652, Barnstable, Barnstable Co., MA 1 2 3 4 5 6 7

Died: 14 Jun 1705, Hartford, Hartford Co., CT 2

General Notes: The first mention of Moses in Plymouth Colony is in the will of William Palmer of Duxbury, dated 7 Nov. 1637. Moses was a freeman in Barnstable in 1657, where presumably all his children were born.

On 3 May 1692, Moses Rowley, senior"late of Saquanesset, now of Machimoaus in Haddam" bought 60 acres of land from Jonathan Gilbert.

On 15 Aug. 1700, ack. 15 April 1700, canceled 16 Aug. 1705, Moses Rowley, Sr., deeded to son Matthew Rowley for life, 60 acres bought from Samuel Ackley in Matchamoodus (E. Haddam). Matthew to care for Moses for life and if he survives Moses, to do his part in caring for Matthew's mother and sister Sarah.

On 13 Jan 1704/5, ack. 14 June 1705, Matthew Rowley nullifies the deed to 60 acres his father had given him.

On 14 June 1705, ack. same day, Moses Rowley and Matthew Rowley agree to divide a tract given them by their father Moses Rowley Sr.

On 13 Jan 1704/5, ack. 14 June 1705, Moses Rowley Sr. gives to son Matthew 30 acres of the 60 acres received from Samuel Ackley.

Inventory was taken of the estate of Moses Rowley 15 June 1705. Moses' will was dated at E. Haddam CT 16 Aug. 1704 and proved 8 March 1705/6; he named sons Moses and Matthew, daughter Mehetabell Fuller, son John Fuller,"the rest of my children" and mentions his wife (unnamed); sons Moses Rowlee and John Fuller were to be executors.

In 1657 he took the freeman's oath at Barnstable. From that day until 1681 I find no sure trace of him. In that year, he was a constable, and was occupying lands at Succonessett (Falmouth). He was a deputy to the General Court in 1692, under the new charter according to Savage, and yet he must at that time have been thinking of removal, for I find (East Haddam Deeds, Volume I, page 554) that Moses Rowley, Senior, "late of Saquanessett, now of Machinmodes in Haddem" bought 60 acres of land of Jonathan Gilbert, originally laid out to John Henderson of Haddem, deceased. The date of this deed is May 3, 1692, and there is another deed dated October 4, 1693, which names Moses Rowley. An agreement of the heirs of James Bates of Haddem, dated February 1691/2, refers to "Mony in Moses Rowley's and john Ackley's hands, to be reserved to pay debts with.". These records indicate that he removed to Haddem as early as 1691. That his wife Elizabeth disapproved of the removal is clear, for in 1714 she made a deed in which she declared that she had been left without support and dependent upon the bounty of her sons, John Fuller and Moses Rowley, and conveyed to them all her rights of dower to lands in Falmouth, which her husband had sold to Parker without her consent.

Events: 1. Will; 16 Aug 1704. "The last will and testament of Moses Rowley, Senior, of East Haddam in the county of Hartford in the Colleny of Connecticut in New Ingland: Witnesseth:

In the name of God, Amen. Whereas, I, Moses Rowlee being weak of body but through God's good hand upon me at this present writing in perfect harmony and understanding do make and ordain this to be my last will and testament.

Imprimus: I do give and bequeath my soul unto God in the name, merits and mediation of the lord Jesus Christ in whose Righteousness I hope to be accepted with the father.

And my body to Christian burial as my executors shall see meet hoping for a glorious resurrection at the last and great day.

As for the portion of this worlds good that God hath given and continued to me my will is that my just depts being paid the remainder to be disposed of as forthwith: as for the rest of my children, I have done what hath been with me and now I have not expectation of being any more capable to help myself wherefore I doe give and bequeath my land unto my sonn Moses Rowlee, that is to say my half of the lott I now live upon ( the other half I have given all ready to my son Matthew) to be equally divided between my sons Moses and Matthew. I also give unto my son Moses that twenty-five pound right that I formerly gave to Matthew, which my son Matthew hath lovingly relinquished again to me.

I give and bequeath to my daughter Mehitable Fuller all my moveables both flock and household stuff, whether without door or within.

I give and bequeath one-half my young mare unto my son Matthew. My will further is and it is upon the account of not only what my sons Moses Rowlee and John Fuller hath done for me and been kind to me, but especially their willingness to take care of me and my wife during our natural lifes and I doe expect that care and kindness of them that is meet and needfull both to myself and to my wife and I therefore have done what I have done to oblidge them what I can and doe repose my trust, next under God, upon these my two sons, Moses Rowlee and Jonathan Fuller for what I shall and for what my wife shall stand in need of between this and the grave.

And I doe further give to my son, Moses Rowlee, my meadow lot and further be it known that my son Moses is to pay my just debts and moreover my will is that all above legacies given to my children is to them and their heirs, executors, administrators, and assigns forever, furthermore, I do nominate, appoint and ordain my loving sons Moses Rowlee and John Fuller executors of this my last will and testatment as witness my hand and seal."

Haddem, 16th August, 1704

signed and sealed in the presents of Moses

John Chapman his X mark

Matthew (M) Rowlee Rowlee, Sr.

Mary (M) Creepen

His will is on file at Hartford, CT.

At a court at Hartford, held March 8, 1705/6, this will was proved by oaths of John Chapman and Thomas Fuller of Haddem that "they saw said Moses Rowlee, the testator, sign and seal and Matthew Rowlee, John Chapman and Mary Crippen, witnesses, set their hands, etc."

Marriage Information: Moses married Elizabeth FULLER, daughter of Matthew FULLER and Frances LYDE, on 22 Apr 1652 in Barnstable, Barnstable Co., MA 1 2 3 4 5 6 7. (Elizabeth FULLER was born after 1630 in Plymouth, Plymouth Co., MA 2, died on 7 Mar 1714/15 in East Haddam, Middlesex Co., CT and was buried in East Haddam, Middlesex Co., CT.)

Sources

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1 Bullard and Allied Families, Edgar J. Bullard, Bullard and Allied Families, (Private Publisher, Detroit 1930). , Pg. 197.

2 Ted Steele, Member (New England Historic Genealogical Society, New York Genealogical & Biographical Society, & Connecticut Society of Genealogists, Ted Steele, Member (New England Historic Genealogical Society, New York Genealogical & Biographical Society, & Connecticut Society of Genealogists.

3 A Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England Showing Three Generations of Those Who Came Before May, 1692, - Vol. I-IV, Savage, James, (Boston, 1860-1862). , Vol. 3, Pg. 582.

4 Fuller Genealogy, William Hyslop Fuller, Fuller Genealogy, (Privately Printed, 1914). , Pg. 12.

5 The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England, 1620-1633, Robert Charles Anderson, (Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1995).

6 A Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England Showing Three Generations of Those Who Came Before May, 1692, - Vol. I-IV, Savage, James, (Boston, 1860-1862). , Vol. 2, Pg. 220.

7 The Complete Mayflower Descendant, Vols. 1-46 & Others Sources, 1600s-1800s. , Volume XII, Barnstable, Mass., Vital Records, Page 153.

His will was probated on March 8, 1705/6, so, obviously, he died before that.

http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=unionmc&id=I551

From the Savage Dictionary:

  • MOSES, Barnstable, br. perhaps of the preced. m. 22 Apr. 1652, Elizabeth Fuller, had Mary, b. 20 Mar. 1653; Moses, 10 Nov. 1654; a ch. b. and d. 15 Aug. 1656; Shubael and Mehitable, tw. 11 Jan. 1660; Sarah, 10 Sept. 1662; Aaron, 1 May 1666; John, 2 Oct. 1667; was rep. 1692, prob. under new chart. rem. to Haddam, there d. 1705, leav. wid. Elizabeth and ch. Moses, Matthew, and Mehitable, w. of John Fuller.

(The "preceding" mentioned was Henry. The currently accepted relation is now "son of Henry")-zhm Note: (Research):Note: Moses, Sr. came to America with his father, a brother and a sister in 1632. Moses was a Freeman 1657; Deputy of General Court 1673-79 and 1692. They moved to E. Haddon, Connecticut in 1693 where he purchased 60 acres which was not a popular decision with his wife who refused to sign the deed. Moses was a neighbor of Samuel Fuller.

In 1658, Moses and Robert Parker were each fined 3 shillings and 4 pence for striking one another.

Father: Henry ROWLEY b: Bet 1595 and 1605 in England

Mother: Sarah PALMER

Marriage 1 Elizabeth FULLER b: 4 Apr 1626 in Plymouth, Plymouth, MA

  • Married: 22 Apr 1652 in East Haddam, Haddam, CT

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His will was probated on March 8, 1705/6, so, obviously, he died before that.

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Moses Rowley, Sr's Timeline

1630
1630
Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States
1653
March 20, 1653
Age 23
Barnstable, Barnstable, Massachusetts
1654
April 10, 1654
Age 24
Barnstable, Barnstable County, Massachusetts
1656
August 15, 1656
Age 26
Barnstable, Barnstable, Massachusetts
1660
January 11, 1660
Age 30
Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States
January 11, 1660
Age 30
Scornton Neck, Barnstable, Barnstable, Massachusetts, USA
1662
September 16, 1662
Age 32
Barnstable, Barnstable, Massachusetts, USA
1664
1664
Age 34
Barnstable, Barnstable, Massachusetts, USA
1666
May 1, 1666
Age 36
Barnstable, Barnstable, Massachusetts, USA
1667
October 22, 1667
Age 37
Barnstable Town, MA, USA