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Moses Pingree

Also Known As: "Moses Pengry", "Pengry", "Pengrye"
Birthdate: (86)
Birthplace: England, (Present UK)
Death: January 2, 1696 (82-90)
Ipswich, Essex County, Province of Massachusetts, (Present USA)
Immediate Family:

Son of John Pengrye and Catherine Boyer
Husband of Lydia (Abigail) Clements
Father of Sarah Day; Lydia Burnham; Moses Pengry; Aaron Pengry; John Pingree and 3 others
Brother of John Pengry; Aaron Pingry; Bridget Pengry and Thomas Pengry

Occupation: moved to Ipswitch, Mass by 1640, Saltmaker, Innkeeper
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About Moses Pingree

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Descendants of Moses Pengry

Generation One

Moses Pengry; born circa 1610 at Eng; married Lydia Clements, daughter of Robert Clements and Lydia Drummond, circa 1642;261 died 1685 at MA.

He "MOSES PENGRY. The earliest information obtained in relation to Moses Pengry is contained in a deed to him of real estate, dated the twelfth day of the first month 1641.

The early settlers of New England commenced the year March 25th, until 1760, so that the date of the deed would be by subsequent reckoning until 1752, April 5, or if we carry the calendar forward eleven days for new style April 16th. It is probable that Moses and Aaron Pengry were both of Ipswich as early as 1640, perhaps a few years earlier.

Moses m. Abigail d. of Robert Clement, who is said by Savage to have come from London to Haverhill, Mass., as early as 1642, bringing many children with him, no less than nine of whom are named in his will. Mr. Clement was representative of the town of Haverhill in the General Court of Mass. from 1647 to 1653, seven years.

In his will he names Moses Pingree husband of his daughter Abigail. Ipswich records show that in 1641, Moses Pengry was one of the list of commoners. In 1648, he was paid 4 shillings for killing a fox. The same year he subscribed three shillings toward Major Denison's salary. In 1650 Moses Pengry received a grant of land 40 acres beyond Mr. Hubbard's farm near to Wenham line. In 1653, Moses Pengry paid 6s for pasturing two cows on the north side of the river. In 1654 he was one of the selectmen. In 1656 Dea. Pengry is assessed by the selectmen 4 pounds 5s as a spinner. In 1659 Moses Pengry has liberty to fell two white oaks. In Felt's history of Ipswich it is represented on the 12th page that the earliest date in which Moses Pingrey's name appears on the records is 1642 and that of Aaron in 1648, but this is evidently a mistake.

On page 98 of Felt's History of Ipswich is the following:--

"Salt works 1652," "Granted to Moses Pengry a parcel of land by the ware house below Obadiah Wood's fence, to set up his salt pans and works and fence in his woods; also liberty to fell wood out of the swamp near the town for his use."

On page 170 of the same book, "1696 Jan. 2, Moses Pengry died aged 86. His wife Lydia died January 16th, 1676. He was of Ipswich in 1642. Set up saltworks here in 1652, was selectman and often in town business, was Deputy to the General Court in 1665, and was deacon in the first church. He lived long and usefully on earth as one preparing for a heritage in heaven."

Children of Moses1 and Abigail (Clement) Pengry.

(3) I. SARAH2 b. (???); m. 20th April 1664, John, son of Robert


(4) II. LYDIA2 b. (???); m. 13th Feb. 1665-6, Thomas Burnum.

Had children:

Thomas, b. 19th Jan. 1667.

Phebe, b. 16th March 1668.

Moses, b. 24th Jan. 1670.

Lydia, b. 6th Dec. 1674.

Aaron, b. 12th Sept. 1676.

Eleazer, b. 5th Sept. 1678.

Abigail, b. 2nd June 1680

Daniel, b. 4th April 1682.

Mary, b. 4th April 1685.

Lydia (4) d. March 14, 1689. Her husband d. 21 Feb.

1728, aged 82.

+ (5) III. MOSES,2 b. (???) 1650; m. 1st, Sarah Converse, June 29,

1680, a daughter of Lieut. James Converse of Woburn.

She d. Feb. 20, 1692.

Moses (5) was impressed into the Narragansett war in 1675. He was a shipwright; resided in Amesbury in 1688, and in Ipswich in 1691. His father conveyed to him 9th April 1674, Lot No. 14 at Hog Island, which lot he and his wife Sarah conveyed May 1, 1682, to John Choate; Hon. Rufus Choate was born on Hog Island, and was a descendant from John Choate.

Moses (5) m. 2nd, widow Abigail Hendricks, d. of Wm. Morse of Newbury, and resided in Newbury July 11, 1694. 29 d. 10 m. 1699, Moses Pengry resided in Ipswich. Dec. 5, 1699, he made his will, probated May 16, 1709, in which he says he is now resident in Ipswich and bound to Carolina. He mentions his wife Abigail in Carolina, 1 child, Abigail Pengry, bro. John Pengry, Daughter Ann who lives with her uncle, Philemon Deane, to whom he gives all the household goods that were her mother's. "My son Moses Pengry, land and rights in Haverhill and Ipswich.

Sarah Converse 1st wife of Moses (5) was b. April 21, 1649. Abigail Hendricks, Moses' 2nd wife, was b. 14th Feb. 1652.

+ (6) IV. AARON,2 b. (???) 1652; m. Ann Pickard of Rowley.

She was d. of John Pickard, who was of Rowley as

early as 1645, and m. Jane Crosby in 1653. He represented

Rowley in the Legislature in 1661 and 1695,

+ (7) V. JOHN,2 b. (???) 1654; m. Faith Jewett, daughter of Joseph

Jewett, May 20, 1678. He was enrolled in the

military company in 1675; took a lease of the school

lot in Ipswich in 1680, and assigned his lease same

year. He d. Jan. 15, 1723. His father spent the

last years of his life with him.

(8) VI. THOMAS,2 b. (???); d. 25 Jan. 1662.

(9) VII. MEHITABLE,2 b. (???); d. 8. Jan. 1668.

(10) VIII. ABIGAIL,2 b. Jan. 30, 1666. She was living May 4,

1684, when Aaron1 made his will."261 He "MOSES, Ipswich 1642, perhaps br. of the preced. a saltmaker, m. Abi-

gail, d. of the first Robert Clement, was rep. 1665, and deac. d. 1695, aged

prob. 85 yrs. " (Savage has Abigail by mistake instead of Lydia).61 He From Brother Aaron's Will:

"It. My will is and I hereby bequeath unto the three sons of my brother Moses Penry, vizt. to my cousin Moses, Aaron and John according to the rate of thirty pounds each, and to my brother Moses Pengry his daughters at the rate of twenty pounds each, with this proviso that my estate being equally valued will amount to such a sum to each person named when my debts are payed and what my wife shall leave when what I have bequeathed to her shall be Improved for the end given; but if my estate reall and personall shall not amount to soe much to my cousins then there shall be an equal deduction from each of the six persons named and if it shall amount to more; then the adition shall be made to each according to the proportion I have given to my six cousins, and upon the decease of any of the six the proportion given to the prson shall be divided equally amongst the children of such prty deceased."

Further my will is and I hereby appoynt my three cousins before mentioned vizt, Moses, Aaron and John Pengry my executors to this my last will and testament to desire my beloved brother Moses Pengry and loving friend Nehemiah Jewett to be my overseers to this my will and intreat to see my wife have what I have given her, and each cousin their proportion as it is above exprest."261

Children of Moses1 Pengry and Lydia Clements were:

380. i. Sarah2 Pengry, born circa 1647 at Ipswich, MA; married John Day.

Generation Two

380. Sarah2 Pengry (Moses1);206 born circa 1647 at Ipswich, MA;206 married John Day, son of Robert Day and Hanna Pengry, 20 Apr 1664 at Ipswich, Essex, MA;206 died circa 1695.206

Children of Sarah2 Pengry and John Day were:

i. Mehitable3 Day, born 26 Jan 1669 at Ipswitch, Essex, MA; married Richard Kimball. (see # 288.).

Moses Pengry was an inn keeper in Haverhill, Massachusetts Colony

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Moses Pingree's Timeline

England, (Present UK)
Age 35
Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts, USA
Age 38
Ipswich, Essex Co., Massachusettes
Age 40
Ipswich, Essex County, Massachusetts
Age 42
Ipswich, Essex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony
Age 44
Ipswich, Essex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony
Age 50
Ipswich, Essex Co., Massachusettes
January 30, 1666
Age 56
Ipswich, Essex Co., Massachusettes
Age 57
Ipswich, Essex Co., Massachusettes