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John Atkinson

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Concord, Massachusetts Bay Colony
Death: Died in Newbury, Essex County, Province of Massachusetts
Immediate Family:

Son of Thomas Atkinson and Susan or Susannah Atkinson
Husband of Sarah Atkinson and Hannah Atkinson
Father of Sarah Coffin (Atkinson); Thomas Atkinson; Theodore Atkinson; Abigail Woodman; Joana Atkinson and 6 others
Brother of Hannah Brooks and Rebecca Heywood

Occupation: Hatter. Adopted by his Uncle Theodore, thomas was father, Farmer
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About John Atkinson

Alternate Data: Birth Location: Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts; Concord, Massachusetts.

  • John Atkinson b. abt. 1640 [deposed age 28 in 1668 - b. 1640; and age 40 in 1676 - b. 1636; and age 44 in 1678 - b. 1634) probably Suffolk or Lancashire, England (may be the John, son of James Atkinson, bp. 16 Sep 1638 in Bury, Lancashire), d. Newbury, Mass, bet 28 Jun 1713 [date of will] and 29 Sept 1716 [will proved], m. (1) Newbury 27 Apr 1664 Sarah Myrick, m. (2) Newbury 3 Jun 1700 Hannah (Noyes) Cheney. After her death he lived with his son John. Many authorities make him son of Theordore, but proof exists that he was his nephew, not his son. (Source Ancestry of Charles Stinson Pillsbury and John Sargent Pillsbury; Holman, Mary Lovering, 1938)

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'John Atkinson (bef. 1637 - aft. 1713)

John Atkinson

Born before 5 Feb 1637 in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England[uncertain]

Son of Thomas Atkinson and Susan Elizabeth (Rogers) Atkinson [uncertain]

Brother of Rebecca (Atkinson) Heywood [half],

Susanna (Atkinson) Brooks [half] and Hannah (Atkinson) Marshall [half]

Husband of Sarah (Mirick) Atkinson —

married [date unknown] [location unknown]

Husband of Sarah (Merrick) Atkinson — married 27 Apr 1664 (to 1698) in Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts Husband of Sarah (Myrick) Atkinson — married 27 Apr 1664 in Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts Husband of Hannah (Noyes) Atkinson — married 3 Jun 1700 in Newbury, Massachusetts Father of John Atkinson II, Sarah (Atkinson) Coffin, Thomas Atkinson, Theodore Atkinson, Abigail (Atkinson) Woodman, Samuel Atkinson, Nathaniel Atkinson, Elizabeth (Atkinson) Leavitt, Joseph Atkinson and Rebecca (Atkinson) Adams Died after 26 Jun 1713 in Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts Profile managers: Henry Chadwick [send private message], Ken Hess [send private message], Elizabeth Kane [send private message], and Cathy Carpentier-Alting [send private message] Atkinson-37 created 12 Sep 2010 | Last modified 1 Feb 2017 | Last edit: 1 Feb 2017 16:23: Jeff Martin uploaded Atkinson-37-3.jpg for John Atkinson. [Thank Jeff for this]

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Biography

All the early authorities state that John was a son of Theodore Atkinson of Boston, an odd error where so much evidence exists that he was his nephew. Theodore was an educated man and came to New England as a servant with John Newgate supposedly from Bury, Lanc. John Newgate in his will gives "to Theodore Atkinson my servant twenty pounds when his tyme of service shall be expired." He also disposes of his estate in Horningerth, Suffolk. The registers of this town show the presence of the Newgates but, no Atkinsons. The John Atkinson in the register of Bury, Lanc. may be the John who came over but, the name of Theodore Atkinson appears in a register of Bury St. Edmund, Suffolk although too late to refer to the emigrant Theodore (bpt. 1647, m. 1678). Also, in all of the Lancashire registers in print, although there are many Atkinsons there is never a Theodore mentioned. Since John Newgate came from Suffolk the question is raised as to whether our Atkinsons came from Bury, Lanc. or Bury St. Edmund, Suffolk. The John baptized in Bury St. Edmund is the correct age to be our John, and the John of Bury St. Edmunds disappears from the records there. Also, John of Newbury, if he followed the naming conventions of the time, named his first son after his wife's father (and himself), and his second son after his father, Thomas. John and Sarah don't have a son named James, the father of John of Bury, Lancashire. It is also noted that Bury St. Edmunds is referred to as "Bury", so the early authorities were correct in saying that John was from "Bury"... just the Bury in Suffolk and not in Lancashire.(14)

John must have been cared for by his uncle Theodore since the ties between them are closer than is usual. It is possible that John was an orphan and that he was sent over here to his uncle and perhaps was apprenticed to him for he became a felt-maker or hatter like Theodore. John must have been in the country as early as 1653 for he deposed in court in 1676 that John Palmer and George Stinson were servants of Mr. Theodore Atkinson in 1653. The first mention of John in the Essex court files was in March 1662 when he witnessed a letter of attorney and a suit was taken against him, "John Atkinson, Hatter, of Newbury", but, was dismissed. (14) John of Newbury then sold land in Newbury to Anthony Morse Jr. of Newbury 24 Nov. 1663.(7) In 1665 he sued John Godfrey for slander and won the case.

"Know all men by these presents That I Theodore Atkinson of Boston upon Account of that Love & affection which I Bear unto my Nephew John Atkynson of Newbury & for other Considerations thereunto moving Have Given... unto him ye sd John tenn acres of yt wilderness Land... bought of John Dow of sd Haverhill... in sd Haverhill... 6:9:1674." Theodore acknowledged the deed 6 Nov. 1674 and it was recorded 28 Sept. 1715 the recorder mislabeling it the deed of Mr. Theodore Atkinson to his son John Atkinson.(8)

John was made a Freeman on 25 Feb. 1668 in Newbury. (16)

In 1678 John took as an apprentice, Samuel Bucknam of Malden who was to serve he and his wife Sarah for three years.

John appears in the court records several times, once in an unsavory case which he finally won. The widow Sarah Stickney having given birth to an illegitimate child accused him of being its father although, at the time of the child's birth she had stated that its father was another man. The town clerk of Newbury entered the birth of the child on the records as the child of "John Atkinson and the widow Stickney" 10 Jan 1680 and it was reported to the county court which kept a return of the births. John was sentenced to support the child and it appears plain that the reason the widow Stickney accused him of being the father was because he was a man of substance and could pay. However, on appeal (March 1683) he won the case the court ordering the birth record struck from the pages of the town book but, the return to the county was forgotten so, the birth is given in the printed records of Newbury with the court book of Norfolk as authority. (14)

“To all christchen pepill to home this deed shall come know ye that I thaoder Atkinsone of boston in the county of Suffolk… in considerashone of these howsis that are situate and standing in boston aforesaid and are now to of this rittinge my Censmand John Atkinsone of newingland felt maker which said John Atkinsone have givein me possesshon of as my owne proper Estate for my leife time and for my wife that is now livein for five yere after my desseasse if she out livfe me And in the same [ ] that they are nowin they beinge to be [ ] of by [ ] men chosen to vewe them upon the delliverey of said housis into my possesshone and they are to be [ ] again at the [ ] as above men [ ] by my eyers or assigns to said John Atkinsone or his eyers and assigns at his or thaire proper estate in as good [ ] as they are now in [ ] and other [ ] exeptid [ ] And upon and for the promasis above menshoned I the said thaoder Atkinsone above said doo by thease premasis give grant bargin in sale and give possesshone of A parsill of spanishe wolle containing thre hundred waite be it more or lese and [ ] severall other things that are in my warehouse usefull for the trade of ffelt macker with A parsill of ould [ ] hats and [ ] boxis: And Apeece of land that is joyneing to that land that belongs to the house that james parker now dwels in [ ] land is to be [ ] backward from the [ ] that belongs to the house that said parker livfs in and of the same [ ] that [ ] and is of only said Atkinsone is to [ ] it in at his owne charg and maintaine ye said [ ] at his charg exept I sell any of my land joining [ next line mostly illegible as it is at a crease in the paper] all the said premasis above menshoned I doe by theasonto owne them to be said John atkinsone his eyrs [ ] exepting the housis for the time I am to have them and then to be [ ] him or his eyrs as above said and for the [ ] performans of the premasis in all [ ] my selfe my heyrs and assigns as witness my hand and sealle this sixtent of October one thousand six hundred nighnty & wone and in the [ ] of there magsties Rayne kinge willyam and qwene mary Theoder Atkinson”(9)

"I John Atkinson Senr of Newbury... feltmaker...In consideracon of the affection that I Bear unto my Dutyful & Loving Son John Atkinson Junr... feltmaker... do confirm... unto him... eight acres of Land... in... Newbury... also a parcell of upland... about fourteen acres... But it is to be understood that my sd Son... shall not come to the actual possession of that part of this fourteen acres of Land wch Lyeth on the South side of ye Little River Untill Imediately after my Decease... this thirty first day of July... Sixteen hundred Ninty & Six..."(10)

In his will of 4 July 1700, Nicholas Noyes of Newbury, gave to “my daughter Hannah the wife of John Atkinson Senior of Newbery… five shillings money besides what I have formerly [given] to her… which is in full of her portion” (15)

"I John Atkinson Senr of Newbury... in Consideration of ye Intire afection that I beare to my Loving & Dutiful Sonne Nathaniel Atkinson do... Confirm unto him... all my housing & orchard where I now dwell... as allso the one halfe of all that land which I formerly bought of John Woolcot... during my Natural life the Conditions... being... that my said Sonne... shall deliver to me One half ye produce... every yeare... and further... shall pay Sixty pounds... as followeth Namely whereas I did upon the Marriage with Hanah my Dear & Loving wife oblige my Estate to pay to her Six pounds pr annum during her Natural life if I left her a widow my said sonne... shall pay to his sd Mother in Law ye said six pounds per annum untill ye whole Sixty pounds be paid then as much as shall then remaine unpaid my said sonne shall pay as I shall order in my last Will... & if my said son... shall dye leaving no issue... then all ye housing & Lands... shall be unto such other of my Children as I shall give it to in my last Will... this Ninth day of March... Seventeen hundred & Two or Three."(11)

"I John Atkinson Senr of Newbury... in Consideration of a valuble Summe... do... sell... unto my son John Atkinson Junr a... Messuage... in... Newbury..." 19 March 1704/5. (12)

"I John Atkinson Senr of Newbury... for... Thirty Pounds... paid by John Atkinson Junr... feltmaker... do... sell... unto him... Land... in Almesbury... fifth... february... 1710/11."(13)

"The Last Will and testement of John Atkinson Senr of ye Town of Newbury In the County of Essex in Newengland being aged and not able to provide for my Self as heretofore And my Son John Atkinson Junr having for Sum time past taken the care of me and hath comfortably provided for me In my ould age, And is willing stil to take ye care of me & provide for me so longe as I shall live in this world, And I having given each of my children their full Share or portion of my worly goods in my life time before this day, And In having Sumthing yet left which I do think may be little a nuff for my maintenance while I do live in this world … I do for the consideration above mentioned, give and bequeath unto my a bov said Son John Atkinson Junr: of Newbury aforesaid all my Estate that I have not disposed of before this day And In perticular fourty pounds of that Sixty pounds which I allotted my son Nathaniel Atkinson... to pay it to whom I should will it to In my last will and testement And also the Money that I Recovered a Judgment for at Ipswich Court Sumtime past... against Mr Theodore Atkinson of New-Castle In the Province of Hampshire And also a pees of Land at Haverhill which sd Land I had of my unker Atkinson late of Boston Decest And also a small pees of Land at Boston lying near the lane known by the name of Atkinsons Lane Also all my Right that I have in a pees of Land at Salisbury which land was formerly Samuel Gechels late of Salisbury Decest... Also all the Money that is due to me or moneys worth by Book, Bill, bonds &c... I do oblidge my sd son to take the wholl Care of me, and comfortably to provide for me so longe as I shall live in this world, And also to pay my honest debts so far as he shall have of my estate in his hands to pay, besids my maintenance it is to be understood that the income that I am to have yearly of my Son Nathaniel Atkinson is to go to my son John Atkinson towards my Maintenance And whatsoever that is mine that I have not disposed of befor this day... I do give... unto my Son John Atkinson Junr whom I do appoint to be the Executor of this my last will and testement,

In witnes whearof... I... have Sett my hand and Seale this twenty sixth day of June... seventeen hundred and thirteen... John Atkinson In the Presence of us John Sawyer Jnr Joseph Merril Junr William Titcomb” (9)

Evidently there was some dispute about the land he had received from his uncle 16 Oct. 1691 since there is a deposition in court by Thomas Leavitt. The deed was filed with the papers and was never recorded:

“The deppition of Thomas Lassell of [missing] full age Testifieth & sayeth that [missing] sum time in ye year 1715 I this deponant being in hamton in Company with my brother Samll Atkinson of Nubery I then & [ ] a small pasell [ ] and [ ] boston which sd deed was from his [ ]theodor Atkinson of boston decesd [ ] father John Atkinson of newberry late deseas [ ] and when him sd Samll Atkinson sayed so I this deponent did aske him for to let mee see [ ] upon wich he sd Samll Atkinson did take sd deed out and I did read sd deed and itt was of Lands which contained in Lenth and bredth by boundares by [ ]” (9)

Birth

First Marriage

John Atkinson American Marriages Before 1699 Name: John Atkinson Spouse: Sarah Myrick Marriage Date: 27 Apr 1664 Marriage Place: Newbury, Massachusetts [1]

John Atkinson in the U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 Name: John Atkinson Gender: Male Birth Place: MA Birth Year: 1640 Spouse Name: Sarah Myrick Marriage Year: 1664 Marriage State: MA Number Pages: 1 [2]

Mass. Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988 Name: John Atkinson Event Type: Marriage Marriage Date: 27 Apr 1664 Newburyport, Massachusetts Spouse Name: Sara Mirrich (Merick) (Merrick)

Second Marriage

Mr John Atkinson in the Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988 Name: Mr John Atkinson Event Type: Marriage Marriage Date: 3 Jun 1700 Marriage Place: Newbury, Massachusetts Spouse Name: Hannah Cheney [3]

Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications

John Atkinson I in the U.S., Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-1970 Name: John Atkinson I Death Date: 26 Jun 1713 SAR Membership: 31734 Role: Ancestor Application Date: 13 Sep 1918 Spouse: Sara Myrick Children: John Atkinson [4]

John Atkinson married Hannah Noyes on June 3, 1700 in Newbury, Massachusetts.

[5] John was cited in the will of Nicholas Noyes, his wife's father:

to "my daughter Hannah the wife of John Attkinson Senior of Newbery. . ."[6] Sources

http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&dbid=2081&h=317&ssrc=pt&tid=47832725&pid=20035253149&usePUB=truehttp://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&dbid=7836&h=37094&ssrc=pt&tid=42995496&pid=12748115692&usePUB=truehttp://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&dbid=2495&h=7520598&ssrc=pt&tid=100434418&pid=260003299812&usePUB=truehttp://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&dbid=2204&h=377989&ssrc=pt&tid=42995496&pid=12748115692&usePUB=true ↑ Great Migration 1634-1635, M-P. (Online database. AmericanAncestors.org. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2010.) Originally published as: The Great Migration, Immigrants to New England, 1634-1635, Volume V, M-P, by Robert Charles Anderson. Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2007. Page 291 ↑ Great Migration 1634-1635, M-P. (Online database. AmericanAncestors.org. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2010.) Originally published as: The Great Migration, Immigrants to New England, 1634-1635, Volume V, M-P, by Robert Charles Anderson. Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2007. Page 290. (7) Essex Co. Deeds- 9: 125 (8) Ibid- 28: 185 (9) Essex Co. Probate- Docket No. 956 (10) Essex Co. Deeds- 19: 40 (11) Ibid- 14: 290 (12 Ibid- 18: 152 (13) Ibid- 24: 288 (14) Ancestry of Charles Stinson Pillsbury and John Sargent Pillsbury- Mary Lovering Holman, Rumford Press, 1938- Vol. I, pp.719-24 (15) Essex Probate Records- 307:233-35 quoted in The Great Migration: Immigrants to New England, 1634-1635- Vol. V, p. 290 at NEHGS- americanancestors.org (16) Oaths of Freemen in Old Norfolk County- Alonzo Quint, NEHGR- Vol. 6, p. 201 (Apr. 1852)

Journal of Rev. John Pike 1678-1709- N.H. Gen. Records- III/77,97, 145 Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England-Savage- Vol. I, p.74 Stearns, Ezra S. Genealogical and Family History of the State of New Hampshire (Lewis Publishing Company, 1908) Vol. 2, Page 703 "John, only son of Thomas Atkinson, was born 1640 in Concord, Massachusetts. After the death of his father, he was adopted by his uncle Theodore Atkinson, of Boston, of whom he learned the hatter's trade. He settled in Newbury, Massachusetts, where he died. He married first, Sarah Myrick, who was the mother of all his children, and second, June 3, 1700, widow Hannah Cheney. She died January 5, 1705. His children were Sarah, John, Thomas, Theodore, Abigail, Samuel, Nathaniel, Elizabeth, Joseph, and Rebecca. The youngest son was killed by the Indians in Maine, in 1706." Ancestry Family Trees http://trees.ancestry.com/pt/AMTCitationRedir.aspx?tid=16692088&pid=1116765887


https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Atkinson-37

'John Atkinson (bef. 1637 - aft. 1713)

John Atkinson

Born before 5 Feb 1637 in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England[uncertain]

Son of Thomas Atkinson and Susan Elizabeth (Rogers) Atkinson [uncertain]

Brother of Rebecca (Atkinson) Heywood [half],

Susanna (Atkinson) Brooks [half] and Hannah (Atkinson) Marshall [half]

Husband of Sarah (Mirick) Atkinson —

married [date unknown] [location unknown]

Husband of Sarah (Merrick) Atkinson —

married 27 Apr 1664 (to 1698) in Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts

Husband of Sarah (Myrick) Atkinson —

married 27 Apr 1664 in Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts

Husband of Hannah (Noyes) Atkinson —

married 3 Jun 1700 in Newbury, Massachusetts

Father of John Atkinson II, Sarah (Atkinson) Coffin, Thomas Atkinson,

Theodore Atkinson, Abigail (Atkinson) Woodman, Samuel Atkinson,

Nathaniel Atkinson, Elizabeth (Atkinson) Leavitt, Joseph Atkinson and Rebecca (Atkinson) Adams

Died after 26 Jun 1713 in Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts

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Categories: Newbury, Massachusetts.

Biography

All the early authorities state that John was a son of Theodore Atkinson of Boston, an odd error where so much evidence exists that he was his nephew. Theodore was an educated man and came to New England as a servant with John Newgate supposedly from Bury, Lanc. John Newgate in his will gives "to Theodore Atkinson my servant twenty pounds when his tyme of service shall be expired." He also disposes of his estate in Horningerth, Suffolk. The registers of this town show the presence of the Newgates but, no Atkinsons. The John Atkinson in the register of Bury, Lanc. may be the John who came over but, the name of Theodore Atkinson appears in a register of Bury St. Edmund, Suffolk although too late to refer to the emigrant Theodore (bpt. 1647, m. 1678). Also, in all of the Lancashire registers in print, although there are many Atkinsons there is never a Theodore mentioned. Since John Newgate came from Suffolk the question is raised as to whether our Atkinsons came from Bury, Lanc. or Bury St. Edmund, Suffolk. The John baptized in Bury St. Edmund is the correct age to be our John, and the John of Bury St. Edmunds disappears from the records there. Also, John of Newbury, if he followed the naming conventions of the time, named his first son after his wife's father (and himself), and his second son after his father, Thomas. John and Sarah don't have a son named James, the father of John of Bury, Lancashire. It is also noted that Bury St. Edmunds is referred to as "Bury", so the early authorities were correct in saying that John was from "Bury"... just the Bury in Suffolk and not in Lancashire.(14)

John must have been cared for by his uncle Theodore since the ties between them are closer than is usual. It is possible that John was an orphan and that he was sent over here to his uncle and perhaps was apprenticed to him for he became a felt-maker or hatter like Theodore. John must have been in the country as early as 1653 for he deposed in court in 1676 that John Palmer and George Stinson were servants of Mr. Theodore Atkinson in 1653. The first mention of John in the Essex court files was in March 1662 when he witnessed a letter of attorney and a suit was taken against him, "John Atkinson, Hatter, of Newbury", but, was dismissed. (14) John of Newbury then sold land in Newbury to Anthony Morse Jr. of Newbury 24 Nov. 1663.(7) In 1665 he sued John Godfrey for slander and won the case.

"Know all men by these presents That I Theodore Atkinson of Boston upon Account of that Love & affection which I Bear unto my Nephew John Atkynson of Newbury & for other Considerations thereunto moving Have Given... unto him ye sd John tenn acres of yt wilderness Land... bought of John Dow of sd Haverhill... in sd Haverhill... 6:9:1674." Theodore acknowledged the deed 6 Nov. 1674 and it was recorded 28 Sept. 1715 the recorder mislabeling it the deed of Mr. Theodore Atkinson to his son John Atkinson.(8)

John was made a Freeman on 25 Feb. 1668 in Newbury. (16)

In 1678 John took as an apprentice, Samuel Bucknam of Malden who was to serve he and his wife Sarah for three years.

John appears in the court records several times, once in an unsavory case which he finally won. The widow Sarah Stickney having given birth to an illegitimate child accused him of being its father although, at the time of the child's birth she had stated that its father was another man. The town clerk of Newbury entered the birth of the child on the records as the child of "John Atkinson and the widow Stickney" 10 Jan 1680 and it was reported to the county court which kept a return of the births. John was sentenced to support the child and it appears plain that the reason the widow Stickney accused him of being the father was because he was a man of substance and could pay. However, on appeal (March 1683) he won the case the court ordering the birth record struck from the pages of the town book but, the return to the county was forgotten so, the birth is given in the printed records of Newbury with the court book of Norfolk as authority. (14)

“To all christchen pepill to home this deed shall come know ye that I thaoder Atkinsone of boston in the county of Suffolk… in considerashone of these howsis that are situate and standing in boston aforesaid and are now to of this rittinge my Censmand John Atkinsone of newingland felt maker which said John Atkinsone have givein me possesshon of as my owne proper Estate for my leife time and for my wife that is now livein for five yere after my desseasse if she out livfe me And in the same [ ] that they are nowin they beinge to be [ ] of by [ ] men chosen to vewe them upon the delliverey of said housis into my possesshone and they are to be [ ] again at the [ ] as above men [ ] by my eyers or assigns to said John Atkinsone or his eyers and assigns at his or thaire proper estate in as good [ ] as they are now in [ ] and other [ ] exeptid [ ] And upon and for the promasis above menshoned I the said thaoder Atkinsone above said doo by thease premasis give grant bargin in sale and give possesshone of A parsill of spanishe wolle containing thre hundred waite be it more or lese and [ ] severall other things that are in my warehouse usefull for the trade of ffelt macker with A parsill of ould [ ] hats and [ ] boxis: And Apeece of land that is joyneing to that land that belongs to the house that james parker now dwels in [ ] land is to be [ ] backward from the [ ] that belongs to the house that said parker livfs in and of the same [ ] that [ ] and is of only said Atkinsone is to [ ] it in at his owne charg and maintaine ye said [ ] at his charg exept I sell any of my land joining [ next line mostly illegible as it is at a crease in the paper] all the said premasis above menshoned I doe by theasonto owne them to be said John atkinsone his eyrs [ ] exepting the housis for the time I am to have them and then to be [ ] him or his eyrs as above said and for the [ ] performans of the premasis in all [ ] my selfe my heyrs and assigns as witness my hand and sealle this sixtent of October one thousand six hundred nighnty & wone and in the [ ] of there magsties Rayne kinge willyam and qwene mary Theoder Atkinson”(9)

"I John Atkinson Senr of Newbury... feltmaker...In consideracon of the affection that I Bear unto my Dutyful & Loving Son John Atkinson Junr... feltmaker... do confirm... unto him... eight acres of Land... in... Newbury... also a parcell of upland... about fourteen acres... But it is to be understood that my sd Son... shall not come to the actual possession of that part of this fourteen acres of Land wch Lyeth on the South side of ye Little River Untill Imediately after my Decease... this thirty first day of July... Sixteen hundred Ninty & Six..."(10)

In his will of 4 July 1700, Nicholas Noyes of Newbury, gave to “my daughter Hannah the wife of John Atkinson Senior of Newbery… five shillings money besides what I have formerly [given] to her… which is in full of her portion” (15)

"I John Atkinson Senr of Newbury... in Consideration of ye Intire afection that I beare to my Loving & Dutiful Sonne Nathaniel Atkinson do... Confirm unto him... all my housing & orchard where I now dwell... as allso the one halfe of all that land which I formerly bought of John Woolcot... during my Natural life the Conditions... being... that my said Sonne... shall deliver to me One half ye produce... every yeare... and further... shall pay Sixty pounds... as followeth Namely whereas I did upon the Marriage with Hanah my Dear & Loving wife oblige my Estate to pay to her Six pounds pr annum during her Natural life if I left her a widow my said sonne... shall pay to his sd Mother in Law ye said six pounds per annum untill ye whole Sixty pounds be paid then as much as shall then remaine unpaid my said sonne shall pay as I shall order in my last Will... & if my said son... shall dye leaving no issue... then all ye housing & Lands... shall be unto such other of my Children as I shall give it to in my last Will... this Ninth day of March... Seventeen hundred & Two or Three."(11)

"I John Atkinson Senr of Newbury... in Consideration of a valuble Summe... do... sell... unto my son John Atkinson Junr a... Messuage... in... Newbury..." 19 March 1704/5. (12)

"I John Atkinson Senr of Newbury... for... Thirty Pounds... paid by John Atkinson Junr... feltmaker... do... sell... unto him... Land... in Almesbury... fifth... february... 1710/11."(13)

"The Last Will and testement of John Atkinson Senr of ye Town of Newbury In the County of Essex in Newengland being aged and not able to provide for my Self as heretofore And my Son John Atkinson Junr having for Sum time past taken the care of me and hath comfortably provided for me In my ould age, And is willing stil to take ye care of me & provide for me so longe as I shall live in this world, And I having given each of my children their full Share or portion of my worly goods in my life time before this day, And In having Sumthing yet left which I do think may be little a nuff for my maintenance while I do live in this world … I do for the consideration above mentioned, give and bequeath unto my a bov said Son John Atkinson Junr: of Newbury aforesaid all my Estate that I have not disposed of before this day And In perticular fourty pounds of that Sixty pounds which I allotted my son Nathaniel Atkinson... to pay it to whom I should will it to In my last will and testement And also the Money that I Recovered a Judgment for at Ipswich Court Sumtime past... against Mr Theodore Atkinson of New-Castle In the Province of Hampshire And also a pees of Land at Haverhill which sd Land I had of my unker Atkinson late of Boston Decest And also a small pees of Land at Boston lying near the lane known by the name of Atkinsons Lane Also all my Right that I have in a pees of Land at Salisbury which land was formerly Samuel Gechels late of Salisbury Decest... Also all the Money that is due to me or moneys worth by Book, Bill, bonds &c... I do oblidge my sd son to take the wholl Care of me, and comfortably to provide for me so longe as I shall live in this world, And also to pay my honest debts so far as he shall have of my estate in his hands to pay, besids my maintenance it is to be understood that the income that I am to have yearly of my Son Nathaniel Atkinson is to go to my son John Atkinson towards my Maintenance And whatsoever that is mine that I have not disposed of befor this day... I do give... unto my Son John Atkinson Junr whom I do appoint to be the Executor of this my last will and testement,

In witnes whearof... I... have Sett my hand and Seale this twenty sixth day of June... seventeen hundred and thirteen... John Atkinson In the Presence of us John Sawyer Jnr Joseph Merril Junr William Titcomb” (9)

Evidently there was some dispute about the land he had received from his uncle 16 Oct. 1691 since there is a deposition in court by Thomas Leavitt. The deed was filed with the papers and was never recorded:

“The deppition of Thomas Lassell of [missing] full age Testifieth & sayeth that [missing] sum time in ye year 1715 I this deponant being in hamton in Company with my brother Samll Atkinson of Nubery I then & [ ] a small pasell [ ] and [ ] boston which sd deed was from his [ ]theodor Atkinson of boston decesd [ ] father John Atkinson of newberry late deseas [ ] and when him sd Samll Atkinson sayed so I this deponent did aske him for to let mee see [ ] upon wich he sd Samll Atkinson did take sd deed out and I did read sd deed and itt was of Lands which contained in Lenth and bredth by boundares by [ ]” (9)

Birth

First Marriage

John Atkinson American Marriages Before 1699 Name: John Atkinson Spouse: Sarah Myrick Marriage Date: 27 Apr 1664 Marriage Place: Newbury, Massachusetts [1]

John Atkinson in the U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 Name: John Atkinson Gender: Male Birth Place: MA Birth Year: 1640 Spouse Name: Sarah Myrick Marriage Year: 1664 Marriage State: MA Number Pages: 1 [2]

Mass. Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988 Name: John Atkinson Event Type: Marriage Marriage Date: 27 Apr 1664 Newburyport, Massachusetts Spouse Name: Sara Mirrich (Merick) (Merrick)

Second Marriage

Mr John Atkinson in the Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988 Name: Mr John Atkinson Event Type: Marriage Marriage Date: 3 Jun 1700 Marriage Place: Newbury, Massachusetts Spouse Name: Hannah Cheney [3]

Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications

John Atkinson I in the U.S., Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-1970 Name: John Atkinson I Death Date: 26 Jun 1713 SAR Membership: 31734 Role: Ancestor Application Date: 13 Sep 1918 Spouse: Sara Myrick Children: John Atkinson [4]

John Atkinson married Hannah Noyes on June 3, 1700 in Newbury, Massachusetts.

[5] John was cited in the will of Nicholas Noyes, his wife's father:

to "my daughter Hannah the wife of John Attkinson Senior of Newbery. . ."[6] Sources

http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&dbid=2081&h=317&ssrc=pt&tid=47832725&pid=20035253149&usePUB=truehttp://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&dbid=7836&h=37094&ssrc=pt&tid=42995496&pid=12748115692&usePUB=truehttp://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&dbid=2495&h=7520598&ssrc=pt&tid=100434418&pid=260003299812&usePUB=truehttp://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&dbid=2204&h=377989&ssrc=pt&tid=42995496&pid=12748115692&usePUB=true ↑ Great Migration 1634-1635, M-P. (Online database. AmericanAncestors.org. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2010.) Originally published as: The Great Migration, Immigrants to New England, 1634-1635, Volume V, M-P, by Robert Charles Anderson. Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2007. Page 291 ↑ Great Migration 1634-1635, M-P. (Online database. AmericanAncestors.org. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2010.) Originally published as: The Great Migration, Immigrants to New England, 1634-1635, Volume V, M-P, by Robert Charles Anderson. Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2007. Page 290. (7) Essex Co. Deeds- 9: 125 (8) Ibid- 28: 185 (9) Essex Co. Probate- Docket No. 956 (10) Essex Co. Deeds- 19: 40 (11) Ibid- 14: 290 (12 Ibid- 18: 152 (13) Ibid- 24: 288 (14) Ancestry of Charles Stinson Pillsbury and John Sargent Pillsbury- Mary Lovering Holman, Rumford Press, 1938- Vol. I, pp.719-24 (15) Essex Probate Records- 307:233-35 quoted in The Great Migration: Immigrants to New England, 1634-1635- Vol. V, p. 290 at NEHGS- americanancestors.org (16) Oaths of Freemen in Old Norfolk County- Alonzo Quint, NEHGR- Vol. 6, p. 201 (Apr. 1852)

Journal of Rev. John Pike 1678-1709- N.H. Gen. Records- III/77,97, 145 Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England-Savage- Vol. I, p.74 Stearns, Ezra S. Genealogical and Family History of the State of New Hampshire (Lewis Publishing Company, 1908) Vol. 2, Page 703 "John, only son of Thomas Atkinson, was born 1640 in Concord, Massachusetts. After the death of his father, he was adopted by his uncle Theodore Atkinson, of Boston, of whom he learned the hatter's trade. He settled in Newbury, Massachusetts, where he died. He married first, Sarah Myrick, who was the mother of all his children, and second, June 3, 1700, widow Hannah Cheney. She died January 5, 1705. His children were Sarah, John, Thomas, Theodore, Abigail, Samuel, Nathaniel, Elizabeth, Joseph, and Rebecca. The youngest son was killed by the Indians in Maine, in 1706." Ancestry Family Trees http://trees.ancestry.com/pt/AMTCitationRedir.aspx?tid=16692088&pid=1116765887


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John Atkinson's Timeline

1640
1640
Concord, Massachusetts Bay Colony
1665
November 27, 1665
Age 25
Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts
1669
December 27, 1669
Age 29
1670
1670
Age 30
Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts, United States
1672
January 23, 1672
Age 32
1673
November 8, 1673
Age 33
Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts, United States
1675
1675
Age 35
1676
January 16, 1676
Age 36
1677
November 29, 1677
Age 37
MA, USA