Thursday, July 07, 2016


Joshua Fisher Jr died on 10Aug 1672. Philip A Fisher wrote the following about Joshua's estate and his children.

The Inventory of his estate, made Aug. 20, 1672 (Suffolk Pro., VIII, folio 239 et seq.), covers many pages. Among the articles enumerated are the following: Meadow of 12 acres abutting upon the house lot, £60; all the houses at home, the dwelling house and leantoos adjoining, the brew house, the shop, and barn, £120; the orchard on the south sjide of the street, £35; eleven acres in the broad meadows, £12; one piece of woody land near Thomas Fisher's, £4; land in the Clapboards, £3.17; common rights, £3; cedar swamps near the town, .£3.5. The total value of the estate was £1145. 6. 5. Daniel Fisher, Thomas Battelle and Joshua Fisher, the administrators, filed a bond Sept. 5, 1672, for £2200. In the division of the estate, made Nov. 23, 1672, the widow was given '' a trunke with what is in it, prissed at £22.18 and 50£," and the thirds of all the houses and lands, or instead £10 per annum. The remainder was divided into seven parts: two to Joshua, the eldest son, and one each to John, Vigilance, Mary., Abigail, and Hannah; the signers to the agreement being Joshua Fisher, William Avery for John Fisher, Thomas Fuller for Vigilance Fisher, Thomas Clap, John Holton, and Daniel Fisher for Hannah Fisher. Children, all born in Dedham, were:

Mary4, b. March 23, 1644; m. Thomas Clapp, Nov. 10, 1662.   (Clapp Genealogy, p. 107-9.)
Joshua4, b. Oct. 30, 1645; d. Jan. 14, 1646.
Hannah4, b. Feb. 14, 1647; d. Sept. 4, 1648.
Abigail4, b. Feb. 29, 1649; m. John Houlton, of Dedham,
13. Joshua4, b. Jan. 9, 1651; m. Esther Wiswall.
14. John4, b. Feb. 18, 1652; m. Hannah Adams, March 6, 1674. Hannah4, b. Jan. 19, 1653; m. [William?] Burroughs..'
15. Vigilance4, b. (by second wife) Nov. 21, 1654.
James4, b. March'1, 1657; d. Sept. 27, 1658.-
The Fisher genealogy: A record of the descendants of Joshua, Anthony, and Cornelius Fisher, of Dedham, Mass., 1630-1640   Massachusetts Pub. Co.,   Everett, Ma.  1898

I'm descended from son Joshua and his wife Esther Wiswall.

To be continued...

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