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John Titus

Also Known As: "John Titus Jr. then John Titus Sr."
Birthdate: (46)
Birthplace: Rehoboth, Plymouth Colony
Death: December 12, 1697 (46)
Rehoboth, Bristol County, Province of Massachusetts
Immediate Family:

Son of John Titus and Abigail Palmer
Husband of Lydia Titus and Sarah Garnsey
Father of Lydia Goodale; Elizabeth Guernsey; John Titus; Samuel Titus; Hannah Kirby and 5 others
Brother of Silas Titus; Hannah Titus; Gilbert Titus; Samuel Titus; Joseph Titus and 2 others

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About John Titus, of Rehoboth

John Titus

  • Born: 18 Dec 1650 Rehoboth, Mass
  • Died: 12 Dec 1697 Rehoboth, Mass
  • Parents: John TITUS (1627 – 1689) & Abigail Carpenter

John’s first wife Lydia Redway (also spelled Ridgeway, Redaway) was born 30 May 1652 in Rehoboth, Mass. Her parents were James Redway and his unnamed 1st wife. Lydia was buried 25 Nov 1676 at Rehoboth.

John’s second wife Sarah Millerd (Miller, Millard) was born 15 Oct 1655 at Rehoboth, Her parents were  John MILLARD Sr.  and his 2nd wife Elizabeth [__?__]. Eight children of the marriage.  Sarah m. 2) Aug. 16, 1716 at Rehoboth as his third wife, John Garnsey, Sr. , who d. intestate Mar. 31, 1722 at Rehoboth. There were no children of this latter marriage.

John served in the King Philip’s War.


Will of John Titus of Rehoboth dated Nov. 1, 1697,

He “being Very sick & weake.”

To my Beloved wife Sarah my new dwelling house and barn, one half of my cellar in the old house, one half of the house lot my house stands on, one half of the homestead that I purchased of John Carpenter, one half of my pasture, one half of my meadow at Rose Meadow and Bushy Meadow and my plain lot, one half of my second division lot, one half of my Neck lot, one half of my meadow at Palmers River which I purchased of Joseph Peck Senr, William Sabin and John Carpenter, one half of a nine acre lot at the farther side of homes Plain, one half of a ten acre lot that is to be laid out in the thousand acre division, one half of my meadow at the forty acres purchased of John Carpenter, one half of a plain lot, £40 estate of commonage in the old bounds of Rehoboth, and one half of my salt meadow. All the above I bequeath unto my wife “Dureing her Widowhood whilst she Bares my Name,” and at her marriage or decease I give it to my eldest son John Titus. I give to my wife at her own dispose my cart and plow, chains, yokes, and other utensils for husbandry, and all my household goods, sheep, cattle, horses and swine (except what I shall particularly dispose of to my children) all debts due to me and corn and provision towards house keeping.

To my eldest son John Titus my old house, excepting that part of the cellar I have given to his mother, and my shop, also the other half part of above lands bequeathed to her, also £40 estate of commonage in the old bounds of Rehoboth, all to be possessed by him when he comes to the age of twenty-one, also I give him a set of tools for a cooper, “a Broad ax and a Burz, a pair of Chisels and an Inch & half and Inch & quarter Borcior a narrow ax & Square a feather bed & beding a Iron pot and two platter and one Cow & Six Sheep I give my sonne John a sett of Hops & Boxes for a pare of wheeles.”

To my son Samuel the dwelling house and house lot that was my father’s, seven acres of land in the second division, the meadow ground of wright’s meadow and the meadow at forty acres which I purchased of Richard Bowen, likewise a bed and bed clothes, a narrow axe and £17 estate of commonage in Rehoboth, to be possessed of said lands when he comes of age. To my son Robert fifty acres at Stonny Bottom, a share of meadow at the great meadow, a narrow axe, and my half share of undivided lands in the North purchase, to be possessed when he comes of age.

To my son Timothy my land and swamp upon the Mile River at Mr Brown’s Pond, my meadow at Mr Brown’s Pond and £17 estate of Commons in Rehoboth and a narrow axe to be possessed of them when he comes of age.

To my daughter Lidya twenty acres of land that is to be laid out in the two thousand acre division, “a feather Bed which was her mothers and a pott & two platters that was her mothers, Marekt with her maiden Name,”

To “my Daughter” Hannah and Sarah twenty acres of land on the east side of Palmers River to be equally divided between them, and their mother is to pay to each of them a cow when they come to the age of eighteen years.

To “my Daughter” Elizabeth and Abygail each of them a cow when they come to the age of eighteen years to be paid to them by their mother, also seven acres of land at Beveredge hill in the field.

To “my Cozen John ffuller” twenty acres of land lying upon the Mill River by the way that leads to Kenrick Run, also “I give him a sett of Tools for a Cooper & a Broad ax & a Square that was his Grandfather titus,” I hereby engage my wife and my son John to fulfil all my engagements which I am under to “my Mother Abigail Palmr Dureing her Mariage state and likewise if god should order that my mother should be left a widow that they take the Care of her according to my Ingagements.” If my wife should marry again and the house and land which I have given her during her widowhood return to my son John, then she shall be clear of any engagement to my mother, and my son John shall fulfill the same. I do appoint my wife Sarah Titus executrix and my son John Titus executor of this my will. I give to my son Samuel “the Loames & slayes & harness & other Vtensels for a weaver to be possessed by him when he comes of age of Twenty one years. I do Desire & appoint my Loveing friends Brother Samuel Millard and my Brother Leonard Newsum to be my overseers of this my last will to be helpfull to my wife & sonne in the Managment of their Busines.”

Witnessed by Richard Bowen Senr, Richard Bowen, Samuel Carpenter and William Carpenter, of whom the first three all of Rehoboth made oath to above will before John Saffin Esqr, Judge of Probate, Jan. 10, 1697/98, John Cary Registr.

Entered same day by John Cary Registr.

Inventory of above estate taken Dec. 8, 1697 by Jonah Palmer, William Carpenter and Samuel Millerd, and sworn to at Bristol Jan. 10, 1697/98 by Sarah Titus executrix and John Titus executor of above will before John Saffin Esqr. Judge of Probate, John Cary Registr: Entered same day by John Cary Registr: Amount, £293 12 06

  • Abigail (3) (William 2-1) Carpenter, of Rehoboth, Massachusetts Prepared for Carpenters' Encyclopedia of Carpenters, 2008 update, by Eugene Cole Zubrinsky, FASG.  Last revised 15 Oct 2012.
    • James SAVAGE, Genealogical Dictionary...of New England:Robert TITUS, 35, of Weymouth, came in the Hopewell in 1635 from London with wf. Hannah, 31, & ch. John, 8, & Edmund, 5.At Weymouth, they had Abiel, b. 17 Mar. 1640/1, & Content, 28 Mar. 1643.They moved to Rehoboth the next year.
    • John TITUS of Rehoboth, b. ca. 1627, son of Robert, came with his father.John of Rehoboth m. 17 July 1673, Lydia REDWAY & had Lydia, b. 1674.Wife Lydia was buried 25 Nov. 1676. John m2. 3 July 1677, Sarah MILLER, & had John, b. 12 Mar. 1678, & Hannah, 10 Nov. 1682.
    • Clarence A. TORREY, New England Marriages to 1700: John TITUS (1650 - 1697) m1. 17 July 1673, Lydia REDWAY (1653- 1676) m2. 3 July 1677/8?, Sarah MILLER, who d. 1752.
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John Titus, of Rehoboth's Timeline

December 18, 1650
Rehoboth, Plymouth Colony
December 5, 1674
Age 23
Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States
March 12, 1678
Age 27
Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts
July 29, 1680
Age 29
Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States
November 10, 1682
Age 31
Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States
February 23, 1684
Age 33
Rehoboth, Bristol County, Massachusetts, United States
February 21, 1687
Age 36
Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States
March 5, 1691
Age 40
Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States