JEREMIAH was born in Bradford, West Riding of Yorkshire, England, and was brought to this country by his father, JOSEPH in 1638. He was not quite one year old when the ship John arrived at Boston, Suffolk, MA.
"His home was in Ipswich, in the first parish of Rowley, near the Rowley line. He lived on the farm his father gave him on the 'norwest side of Egipt River'. He was a member of the First Church in Rowley. He was one of the soldiers from Ipswich in King Philip's War. He had the right of commonage in Ipswich, Feb. 18, 1678."
He is buried in the Cemetery of the First Church in Rowley, Essex, MA. His
JEREMIAH's last will, which is quoted below, does not tell much about his estate, as most of it had
been divided between his children long before his death in 1714.
Mr Jeremiah Jewett, will proved and allowed
In the name of God Amen. I Jeremiah Jewett Sr. of ye town of Ipswich in ye county of Essex in New
England being weak of body but of sound understanding and disposing mind doe make this my last will
and testament in manner and form following.
First I comitt my soul to God who gave it me in hope of a happy resurrection thro ye power of death
and of Jesus Christ my dear redeemer and my body to be (indecipherable) by my executors. And as for
ye onward estate ye God Almighty has given mee, having settled my real estate upon my sons already
and considerable part of my personall estate upon my daughters and out of my remainder of my personall
estate doe give to each of my children one pound a piece to be payd in or as money and ye remainder of
my personall estate when my honest debts are payd and funerall espenses I doe give to my beloved wife
Sarah to be at her dispose either by life or at her death.
And I doe appoint my son Nehemiah Jewett to be my Executor to this my last will and testament,
December 1, 1713.|
Signed, sealed and delivered to be his last will
in the presence of us witnesses|
Hannah Goodwin (her mark)
Hanna Brown (her mark)
Essex Co. Ipswich, June 6 1714 before ye Hon. John Appleton ye judge of ye probate of wills in ye said County. Mr Saml Platt, Hannah Goodwin and Hannah Brown personally appeared and made oath that they were present and saw Mr Jerem. Jewett Snr. late of Ipswich Decd. signed and sealed and hear him mouth and declare the above written testament to be his last will and testament and which he so did by way of both understanding and disposing mind .... (remainder indecipherable).
|all born in Ipswich, MA; baptized in Rowley, MA|
wife Elizabeth Kimball
wife Elizabeth Bugg
wife MARY ARMSTRONG
wife Mary (Griswold) Tracy
husband William Hobson
husband Abner Dole
wife Priscilla Bradstreet
wife Elizabeth Hammond