Samuel Eaton, Jr.
|Birthplace:||Plymouth, Plymouth Colony|
|Death:||Died in Middleborough, Plymouth County, Province of Massachusetts|
Son of Samuel Eaton, "Mayflower" Passenger and Martha Eaton
|Managed by:||Benjamin Michael Whiteley|
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About Samuel Eaton, Jr.
From "The Mayflower descendant: a quarterly magazine of Pilgrim genealogy and history
By Massachusetts Society of Mayflower Descendants"
Published by Massachusetts Society of Mayflower Descendants, 1910, vol XII
Item notes: v. 12-13
Original from Harvard University
Digitized Jan 31, 2008
From The Mayflower Descendent- Quarterly Magazine, 1910 vol XII
[samuel Eaton's Estate]
[Plymouth Co. Prob. Reds., 4 : 391] On 6 April, 1724, Barnabas Eaton of Middleborough was appointed administrator on the estate of "your Father Samuel Eaton late of middleborough... Dec'd".
[From original bond] The original bond of Barnabas Eaton as administrator, with Jacob Tomson and Ephraim Wood as sureties, all three being of Middleborough, was dated 6 April, 1724. The witnesses were Nathaniel Thomas and Nathaniel Southworth.
[From original warrant] On 6 April, 1724, "Jacob Tompson Esqr mr Ephraim Wood and mr Samuell Barrow all of middleborough " were appointed appraisers of all the real and personal estate "that Samuell Eaton of middleborough .... dyed seised of lying in the sd County of Plimoth "" Jacob Tompson Esqr and mr Ephraim Wood" were sworn the same day, and Samuel Barrows was sworn on 20 April, 1724.
[From original inventory] On 23 April, 1724, "Jacob Tomson Samuel barrows Ephraim wood" took an inventory "of the Estate both Real and personal which Samuel Eaton late of middleleborough aforesaid dyed seized of : lying within said Town:" The real estate was : "the Homested with the buildings : and one acre of meadow on : ye brook and on Sixteenth part of the Eighty acres belonging to pachad purchase " £500 ; " 4 lots of land in the little lot mens purchase : & meadow in titicut meadow: " £66 ; " the fourteenth lot in the last allotment in pachade purchase " £20 ; " lands in the sixteen shilling purchase and assawamset neck " £89. The total, after debts and funeral charges were deducted, was £1469, 15s.
On 3 June, 1724, "Barnabas Eaton Adminestrator on the Estate of his father Samuell Eaton late of Middleborough" swore to the inventory. The inventory was also recorded,
" wee Barnabas Eaton & Elisabeth Eaton : both of ye Town of middleborough .... Being ye Children & Heirs of mr Samuel Eaton late of sd middlebro Dec'd : & our Hon'd Father ye sd Samuel Eaton Dying Intestate : whereby all His Estate falls unto us by Right of Inheritance : both Real & Personall wherefore wee have now by mutual agreement divided ye sd Estate Between us as followeth : Namely that ye sd Barnabas Eaton Shall Have Two thirds thereof & that ye sd Elisabeth Eaton Shall have one third Part thereof : wee Having already Set apart So much of sd Estate as may be Sufficient to defray ye Debts : & funeral Charges & all other necessary Charges .... wee Have divided the Remaining Part thereof Between us In ye Proportion aforesd as followeth Namely In Reference to ye Real Estate, . . . . ye sd Barnabas Eaton & His Heirs & assignes for Ever Shall Have all ye Homestead with the Dwelling House, out Houses & Fences thereon that is to Say, ye Lott of Land whereon ye sd dwelling House Stands : & ye Lott which our sd Father Bought of Thomas Tompson, which two Lotts lye Joyning together : & also all ye one acre of meadow Lying on Pachade Brook, which sd acre of meadow our sd Father Bought of John Hayward : and also all ye one Sixteenth Part of that Eighty acre Lott which was formerly laid out to ye Proprietors of Pachade Neck which sd Sixteenth Part of sd Lott our sd Father formerly Bought of nathaniel Allen : & also all ye Eleven acres & a Quarter of meadow which did belong to our sd Father In ye meadow Called Titticutt meadow & also four Lotts of Land Lying In ye Purchase Called ye little Lott mens Purchase : which sd four Lotts lye Joyning Together : the one of sd Lotts being In Number ye Twelfth Lott In ye Second allotment In sd Purchase : & another of sd Lotts being In Number ye thirty Eighth Lott In ye third allotment In sd Purchase : & one other of sd Lotts being In Number ye fortieth Lott In sd third allotment : & ye Last of sd Lotts being In number ye forty fifth Lott In sd third allotment In sd Purchase : and also all yt one third Part of those two Lotts which did originally belong unto ye Right of our Hon'd Grandfather mr Samuel Fuller : In ye third allotment In ye Purchase Called ye Sixteen shilling Purchase : & also those two Lotts of Land which fell by Lott unto our sd Father In ye third allotment In sd Sixteen shilling Purchase : and also one Quarter Part of ye Eightythird Lott : & one tenth Part of ye ninety second Lott In ye third allotment In sd Purchase : and ye sd Elisabeth Eaton doth for Her Self & Her Heirs for Ever : Quit Claim unto ye aforesd Barnabas Eaton all Her Right and Interest of & Into all the aforesd Premises and And wee do mutually Covenant & agree that ye sd Elisabeth Eaton & Her Heirs & assignes for Ever : shall Have all that one Lott of Land being In Number the fourteenth Lott In ye last allotment In ye Purchase Called Pachade Purchase : & also all those two Lotts of Land which did originally belong unto ye Right of Guide Bayley In ye third allotment In ye Sixteen shilling Purchase : & also y" one Third Part of ye Lott which did originally belong unto ye Right of our aforesd Grandfather mr Samuel Fuller In ye first allotment In sd Sixteen shilling Purchase : & also that one Lott of Land on assawampset Neck which did originally Belong unto ye Right of sd Guide Bayley : and ye aforesaid Barnabas Eaton doth by these Presents for Himself & His Heirs for Ever Quit Claim unto ye sd Elisabeth Eaton all His Right Title & Interest of & Into all ye last mentioned Lott of Lands : and further wee have by mutuall agreement divided between us all ye aforesd Personal Estate & moneys & Debts due to ye aforesd Estate : Equally So as to Compleat ye aforesd Proportion between us Having already Received Each of us Into our Custody our sd Proportion of ye Personal Estate : Except ye aforesd Debts due to ye Estate which Debts wee Have taken order In what Proportion they shall be Paid In unto Each of us : when It Can be obtained : & further wee do mutually agree & Covenant that the sd Elisabeth Eaton Shall have free liberty to dwell In ye aforesd dwelling House during ye Time y' Shee Shall live a Single Life:"
This agreement was dated 3 June, 1724, and witnessed by Benjamin Eaton and Elizabeth Winslow. It was approved by the probate court the same day.
On 3 November, 1724, the administrator reported an addition to the inventory of £27, in debts due the estate.
Samuel Eaton, Jr.'s Timeline
Plymouth, Plymouth Colony
May 24, 1694
Middleborough, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, United States
December 16, 1695
July 27, 1701
Middleborough, Plymouth County, Province of Massachusetts
April 12, 1703
Bridgewater, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States
March 8, 1724
Middleborough, Plymouth County, Province of Massachusetts