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Roger Conant

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Salem, Essex, Massachusetts
Death: June 1672 (41-50)
Marblehead, Essex County, Massachusetts, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Gov. Roger Conant and Sarah Conant
Husband of Elizabeth Conant
Father of John Conant and Samuel Conant
Brother of Sarah Conant; Caleb Conant; Lot Conant, of Beverly; Joanna Conant; Sarah Leach and 5 others

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About Roger Conant

  • Reference-Full Text: https://archive.org/details/historygenealogy00cona/page/131/mode/2up
  • A History and Genealogy of the Conant Family in England and America, Thirteen Generations, 1520-1887: Containing Also Some Genealogical Notes on the Connet, Connett and Connit Families Frederick Odell Conant Private print. [Press of Harris & Williams], 1887 - 640 pages pp 131-135

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3. Roger /2(Roger /1), b. 1626 at Salem, and was the first white child born there, as the following record from the " Book of Grants"* shows: "21: 11 : 1639 [Jan. 21, 1640] Granted to Roger Conant the son of Roger Connant being the first borne Child in Salem the som of twenty acres.

  • William Hathorn
  • John Woodbury
  • Jeffrey Massey
  • Mr. Conant"

He lived at Marblehead in 1648, at which date he had a lot laid out to him. In 1656 he was one of the "seven men," or selectmen. Savage {Genealogical Dictionary) says that his wife's name was Sarah, but the following records seem to show that it was Elizabeth: "22: 11 mo: 1661. Ye church consented to ye baptizing of Mrs. Elizabeth Conants child upon ye letter from ye church at Cork testifying to her membership there." and " 11th : 1 : 1684, Mrs. Roger Conant was admitted to the first church by letter from the chdrch in Ireland." (Salem First Church Records.) "13 Aug., 1684, Elizabeth Conant was one of those set off to form a church at Marblehead." (Felt's Annals of Salem, p. 558.)

A bible once the property of Roger Conant is still in existence, in posession of Chas. W. Palfray, Esq., of Salem. In it appears the following touching record : "The 4 day of May 1672 being Saturday, my dere littel sone Samuel Conant dyed. The 15 day of June 1672 being Saturday — my dere, dere dere husband Roger Conant dyed." The bible is now much defaced, being nearly three hundred years old; it is the third English, or Geneva edition, commonly called the " Breeches Bible."

No will or administration on the estate of Roger Conant remains in the Probate Records of Essex county.

Children of Roger and Elizabeth ( Weston) Conant:

i. Samuel, d. 4 May, 1672.

ii. John, b. 1650; bapt. 26: ;3: 1662; m. , Elizabeth .

  • Hist. Col. of the Essex Institute, Vol. 9, p. 98.

She d. 3 July, 1711, aged 59, and her g. s. remains at Marblehead. They had no children so far as known. He was a house carpenter and latei' a tradei- at Marblehead, where he also had a fishing stage. His first purchase of land appears to have been 2 July, 1670, when "William Williams late of Beverly now of Wenham" sells "John ye son of Roger Conant deceased one acre and 3 poles of land in Beverly" for 55sh. (Essex Deeds, Vol. :5, p. 20.) On 4 Sep., 1677, "John Bennett of Beverly weaver in consideration of £1()0 paid by John Conant of Beverly carjienter" sells him "one half acre of upland with the dwelling house thereon stnnding situated in Beverly and boinuled north with land of David Thonuis, east by Edward Grover, south by Antony Wood and west by the highway." (Essex Deeds, Vol. 5, p. 20.) On 8 Nov., 1678, he buys "one acre of upland and one acre of meddow" of Thomas Tuck, of Beverly, blacksmith, for £10. (Vol. 5, p. 13.)

On 11 Jan., 1088-9, "John Conant formerly of Bevei'ly now of Marblehead for a consideration of 4:70, conveys to Philip English of Salem i acres bounded by the road yt goes to Ipswich, south by Antony Wood, west by Thomas Gage with dwelling house thereon," and "30 acres between Beverly and Wenham bounded west by \Venham Pond, south and east by the county road, north l)y common land, with the building thereon." This was a mortgage which was afterward released. (Essex Deeds, Vol. 8, p. 397.)

On 3 Nov., 1092, Sanuiel Dutch, of Salem, conveys 12 poles of land in Salem to John Conant, of Marblehead. (Vol. 10, p. 123.) On 5 Dec, 1702, Samuel Ward, of Ipswich, mariner, son of Major Samuel Ward and Sarah, his wife, sells him a small lot of land in Marblehead "under the Great Rock before Mr. Walton's house." (Vol. 15, p. 127.) At about the same date he paid Nathaniel Walton £20 for one acre of marsh and upland near Little Harbor (Vol. 21, p. 134), and a short time after Henry Russell and Elizabeth, his wife, Thomas Rolls and Mary, his wife, James Trefey and Sarah, his wife, all of Marblehead, with the consent of Amos Dennis and Elizabeth, his wife, children of Henry Russell, deceased, sold him 1-5 acre in Marblehead. (Vol. 21, p. 188.) On 31 Mch., 1713, he paid £18 to Francis Hauis for "a small parcell" of land which Hains purchased of Mary Lindall, it being the tenement of George Peek and Charles Green. (Vol. 32, p. 120.) On .5 Nov., 1718, "John Conant of Marblehead yeoman or trader," sells land which he bought "of Francis Hains deceased and his wife Elizabeth now living," to Eben Hawkes of Lynn. (Vol. 35, p. 210.)

In 1724 he shared in the division of Marblehead Great Neck, of which he was one of twenty-eight proprietors, among whom 300 acres were divided.

He died at Marblehead 19 Apr., 1738, aged 88 years. His gravestone still remains.

WILL OF JOHN CONANT.

"In the Name of God Amen. I John Conant of Marblehead in the County of Essex, yeoman, being Aged and Infirm do make my last will and Testament in Manner ffijllowing. Impr. I make my good ffriends and Kindsman Messrs Deac. William Dodge and Jonathan Conant both of Beverly my Executors of this my will and order them in due time after my Decease to pay and discharge all my Debts and fimeral Charges.

Item, I give and bequeath to my Cousin John Conant Jr. of Beverly in the County of Essex, weaver, one moiety or half part of all my Homestead consisting of about two acres of Land and Two old Houses in Marblehead, with all my cows commonage on the greate neck in Marblehead aforesd. To him the sd John Conant and to his Heirs forever.

Item I give to my several kindred ffollowing the several sums ffollowing in Bills of Credit, A'iz. To Deacon William Dodge before mentioned Fifty pounds. To Jonathan Conant of Beverly Fifty pounds. To Sarah Trow wife of (George Trow Fifty pounds. To William Conant Twenty pounds. To Roger Conant Fifty pounds, To Ebenezer Conant son of the sd Roger Twenty pounds. To Daniel Conant Twenty pounds. To Joshua Dodge Twenty pounds. To Lott Conant Ten pounds. To Mary Kimball widow Ten pounds. To Rebecca wife of Nathaniel Rayment Ten pounds. To Caleb Conant living in the County of Barnstable Twenty pounds. To John Conant living in the same County Twenty pounds. To Joshua a minor son of the sd Caleb Conant Fifty pounds and to each of the children of Caleb Conant late of Mansfield in Connecticut Colony dec'd Ten pounds.

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the sixth Day of October A. D. 1737 and in the Eleventh year of His Majesties Reigne (The words Twenty pounds above the last on the other side being tirst Interlined)

(Signed) Signed sealed Published and declared by the sd .fohn Conant to be his last will and Testament in presence of us

WlLLIAM ROBINSON

Nathan Bowen Edward Bowen

Ipswich Apr. 42, 1738. Before the Hon John Appleton Esq. Judge of Probate of Wills in the county of Essex Nathan Bowen and Edward Bowen Personally appeared and made oath that they were present and saw John Conant late of Marblehead signe, and seal and heard him publish and declare the within wrriten Instruction to his last Will and Testament and when he so did he was of sound understanding and of a Disposing mind to the best of their Discretion and that together with Wni. Robinson they sett their hands att the same time in his presence as witnesses.

(Sig) Daniel Appleton Reg.

Upon which this will is proved and allowed—"

The inventory was taken .3 May, 1738, by Joshua Orine, John Howard and Thomas Kimball. Amount as follows:

  • Real estate in Beverly, . . . . . £148-00-00
  • Real estate in Marblehead,
    201-00-00
  • Personal estate,
    G87-09-00
  • Notes and debts due,
    20-17-00 / £10.'57-06-10
  • Debts due from the estate,
    107-05-10 /£050-01-00
  • An additional inventory,
    148-12-00
  • Total,
    £1098-13-00

Roger Conant, son of Roger Conant and Sarah Horton, was born in Salem and died in June 1672. He married Elizabeth Weston, daughter of Thomas Weston and Elizabeth Weaver, by 1661 and had two children:

  • Samuel d. 4 May 1672 died young
  • John d 1738 m Elizabeth; no children

No will or administration on the estate of Roger Conant remains in the Probate Records of Essex county.

Children of Roger and Elizabeth ( ) Conant:

  • i. Samuel, d. 4 May, 1672.
  • ii. John, b. 1650 [SIC] bapt. 26: 3: 1662: m. , Elizabeth
  • page 175 of New England Marriages Prior to 1700 By Clarence Almon Torrey
  • Reference: WikiTree Genealogy - SmartCopy: Jan 16 2017, 23:19:44 UTC
  • page 132 of A History and Genealogy of the Contant Family in England and America, Thirteen Generations, 1520-1887; By Conant, Frederick Odell, M.A., Privately Printerd, Portland:1887

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Roger Conant's Timeline

1626
1626
Salem, Essex, Massachusetts
1650
1650
Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts
1652
1652
Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts
1672
June 1672
Age 46
Marblehead, Essex County, Massachusetts, United States
1931
October 10, 1931
Age 46
October 10, 1931
Age 46
October 10, 1931
Age 46
October 10, 1931
Age 46
November 30, 1931
Age 46