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Mary Emery

Immediate Family:

Daughter of John Emery, III and Alice Grantham
Wife of --- Emerson
Mother of Mary Emerson
Sister of Alice Emery; Eleanor Bailey; John Emery, IV; Ann Ordway; Daughter Emery and 1 other
Half sister of Jonathan Emery

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About Mary Emery - Mary Emerson - grand child by will

She is

  • Mary Emerson
  • Gender: Female
  • Birth: October 5, 1660
  • Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts, Usa
  • Death: August 28, 1683 (22)
  • Haverhill, Essex Co, Mass
  • Place of Burial: Haverhill, Essex Co, Mass
  • Immediate Family:
  • Daughter of Michael Emerson and Hannah Emerson (Webster)
  • Sister of Hannah Dustin, Indian Fighter; John Emerson; John Emerson; Thomas Emerson, Sr.,; Samuel Emerson, Sr. and 9 others
  • Added by: Nancy Ann Moore on July 13, 2008
  • Managed by: Erin Spiceland and 4 others

and the daughter of Hannah Emerson

  • Gender: Female
  • Birth: December 23, 1635
  • Of Newbury, Or Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts
  • Death: February 3, 1707 (71)
  • Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts
  • Place of Burial: Haverhill, Essex County, Massachusetts, United States
  • Immediate Family:
  • Daughter of John Webster, of Ipswich and Mary Emery (Shatswell)
  • Wife of Michael Emerson
  • Mother of Hannah Dustin, Indian Fighter; John Emerson; Mary Emerson; John Emerson; Thomas Emerson, Sr., and 10 others
  • Sister of Sarah Webster; Mary Emery (Webster); John Webster, Jr.; Israel Webster; Stephen Webster and 4 others
  • Half sister of Emery Emery; Jonathan Emery; Ensign Stephen Emery and John Emery

The reference to "MY GRAND CHILD MARY EMARSON" seems not to mean his son John's daughter, Mary. According to Genealogical Record of John and Anthony Emery of Newbury Massachusetts, 1590-1890, Rev Rufus Emery, Salem 1890, her married name was Sawyer. This is probably a daughter of his step-daughter, Hannah Webster who married Michael Emerson. According to an LDS source (not checked further) they had a daughter Mary born 5 Oct 1660 and married 28 Aug 1683, so she would have been Mary Emerson when John Emery wrote his will. Possibly she was his godchild. _Albion's Seed_, David H. Fischer, New York 1989 p 96 mentions that children in Calvinist families were not named after their godparents, implying that Calvinists/Puritans had godchildren.

In a footnote _Davis Ancestors_ vol 1 pp 527-531, also 521-526 with reference to this legacy states "His wife's grandchild, Mary Emerson, was alive and unmarried at this time, and I see no reason to suspect that the legatee was the child of an unknown Emery. This legacy, even with her share of the residue added, was not large. His first family, not mentioned in the will by name, was middle-aged and well established, and his wife's young granddaughter may have lived with the Emerys and very possible gained a generous place in the affections of an old man of eighty-three, who, as we have seen, was given to strong feeling."

The will of John Emery, sr. was made as follows:

This is the last will and testament of me John Emry senior of Newbury in the County of Essex in New England who by the grace of God am at this tyme in my right mynd and tollerable composure of spirit notwithstanding my bodily infirmityes yet not knoweing how it my please the Lord to deal with me as to the tyme of my departure out of this workld doe therefore commit my spirit to the Lord that gave it and doe desire that my body my be committed to the earth whence I was taken: (by desent buriall) in his good tyme and also commit and commend my deare wife and children to the gracious protection of our great creator and mercifull redeemer. And for my wordly goods I give and dispose in way and manner and to the persones as followeth which is according to my will and full intent in this eight-third year of my age.

First. I the said John Emry doe give unto my daughter Ebenezer Hoag one acre and half of upland at the west end of my home lot joyneing to that parcel of land which I formerly gave her at the said west end of my land togither with this acre and half of land now mentioned I doe give to my said daughter Ebenezer and her posterity forever.

Item. I the said John Emry doe give and confrim unto my sone Jonathan Emry and to his posterity forever all my lands in Newberry both upland and meadow, togither with my freehold and rights of common in Newberry togither with my houseing fencceing upon the said land with all the priviledges and appurtenances belonging to all and singular to every part and parcel thereof, the on half whereof I have formerly given him and doe now confimr to the said Jonathan and his heires forever, and the other half of the said premises I doe also confirm unto my said sone JOnathan upon condition and in condideration that the said Jonathan shall manadge and manure that one half of the said land both upland and meadow for the use and proper behooff of me the said EMery and my wife his mother so long as we both or either of us shall live. Thatr is to say he shall at his own charge teil my upland according to our order we finding seed of such sort as we shall see cause and also laye it in the barn or house, harvesting of it and every thing thereto belongeing in due season and after is is harvested we to take care of it for the threshing and what and bring home the hay thereof for me and my wife. On the said ladn to lay half the dung which shall be produced by fodder growing on the said lands or medow on that part of the land which he tilleth for our use and to make and maintain all fenses belonging to the said lands and to repair the barn and houseing thereunto belongeing. And also the said Jonathan is to pay fifty pound in good marchantable corn and neat cattellunder eight yeasre old to be payd at the dwelling house of me the said Emry according to my order by the said Jonathan or his heires in fivew yeares after my decease and the decease of my wife that is ten pound by the yeare.

The which fifty pounds togither with my chattells and moveable goods I doe order and dispose of as followeth my will and intent is that Mary my wife shall have ten pound of the said estate to dispose of at her deceas to whom she pleaseth and MY GRANDCHILD MARY EMERSON I doe also give unto her ten pounds which shall be pd to her out of the said estate and my will is thatyy my debts shall be all payd out of my stock and goods and that fifty pounds before expressed, and then my will and intent is that what is left of my said estate shall be equally divided bewteen MY SIX CHILDREN AND SAID MARY EMERSON

. I doe also appoynt my sones John Emry and Abram Merrell to be overseers of this my will and in case any of them dye before all the particulares therein mentioned be performed Then I appoynt Joseph Boyle in his roome as witness my hand May 1th 1680.

John Emry Sen.

This was owned and signed by John Emry., sen'r to be his will as witness. Joseph Pike James [I. O. his mark] Ordway

Joseph Pike and James Ordway made oath in Court at Salem the 27 9 mo. 1683.

That the within John Emry senior signed and declared the above written to be his last will and testament and was then of a disposing mynd to their understanding and that there is no latter will of his that they know of and these deponents signed thereto as witnesses.
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