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Edward Jewett

Birthdate: (34)
Birthplace: Bradford, West Riding, Yorkshire, England
Death: February 4, 1614 (34)
Bradford, West Yorkshire, England
Place of Burial: Bradford, West Riding, Yorkshire, England, England
Immediate Family:

Son of William Jewett and Cicely Jewett
Husband of Mary Taylor
Father of William Jewett; Deacon Maximillian Jewett; Joseph Jewett; Grace D Jewett; Mary Jewett and 3 others

Occupation: Cloth manufacturer, Cloth Maker, clothier, Clothier, Married 1604, clothier - manufactered cloth
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About Edward Jewett

“Edward Jewett, father of Deacon Maximilian and Joseph Jewett, lived in Bradford, England, where he was a clothier. By clothier it is not to be understood that he sold clothes, but was a maker or manufacturer of cloths. In those days, in England, the designation clothier was used only in the sense of the merchant manufacturer of woolen cloth who had in his employ a larger or smaller number of families- engaged in the various manual employments connected therewith. Edward Jewett lived long before the days of factories. In his time the making of cloth was carried on in Yorkshire in private houses, the several parts of the process being conducted by different members of the family according to their age and sex. The clothiers of Yorkshire were considered among the most industrious and frugal people of the kingdom. They were of necessity capitalists. They employed weavers, fullers, etc., and furnished them with material. In part they were accounted among the millionaires of England. Edward Jewett seems to have been a man of property, and to have left goodly portions to his children.”

Source: “History and Genealogy of The Jewetts of America” by Frederic Clarke Jewett, M. D.

Edward married Mary Taylor in Bradford, West Riding, England on 10/01/1604. His will was dated 02/02/1614. He ha considerable property, and the title of"Gentleman".

Will proved by his widow on July 12, 1615. On file in the archbishopric of York.

In the name of God Amen, the second day of February in the year of our Lord God 1614 in the XIIth year of the reign sovereign Lord James by the grace of God, King of England, France and Ireland, defender of the faith etc., and of Scotland the eight and forty whereas nothing is more certain than death and nothing more uncertain than the house of death. Therefore, I Edward Jewett of Bradford within the dicos of York, Clothier, though sick and deseased in body yet sounde in minde and memorye I praise God therefore doo in this uncertainly of life knowninge that even in health we are subject to death make, publish and declare this my last will and testant in the names and form following (that is to say)

First and principally I give up and comend my soule in the hands of Almighty God my creator and redeemer hoping and assuredly trusting to have full and free pardon and remission of all my sinnes by the precious death and burial of Christ Jesus my alone Saviour and for jestification by his righteousness and my body I yeald to earth to be decently buried at the decreation of my friends. Item, I give and bequeath two full parts of all my goods Cattles Chattles & Credits (in three parts to be divided) unto William Jewett, Maximilian Jewett, Joseph Jewett and Sara Jewet my children equally to be divided amongst them after my debts be paid and funeral expense discharged. The third part and residue of all my said Cattles, Chattles & Credit I give and bequeath unto Mary my wife whome I make the sole executris of this my last will and testament. And I do entreat William Taylor my father in law, Henry Taylor my brother in law, Samuel Taylor and Thurstum Ledgerd the supervisors of this my last will and test't. Item, my will and mind is that my children shall have their porcous paide until them at such times s they shall sevarly accomplishe their ages of XX years or otherwise lawfully demand the same. Lastly I do commit of all my said children with theire several porcous during theire several minorities until the said Mary my wife.

Witnesses hereof William Smith, Jonas Watson & Lewis Watson.

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Edward Jewett's Timeline

May 16, 1579
Bradford, West Riding, Yorkshire, England
May 16, 1579
May 16, 1579
Bilton Ainsty, Yorkshire, England
May 16, 1579
Bilton Ainsty, Yorkshire, England
September 15, 1605
Age 26
Bradford, W Riding, Yorkshire, England
October 4, 1607
Age 28
Bradford, West Riding of Yorkshire, England, (Present UK)
December 31, 1609
Age 30
Bradford, West Riding, Yorkshire, England
November 3, 1610
Age 31
November 4, 1610
Age 31
Bradford, Yorkshire, England