Monday, June 22, 2015


I found the images for Adam Hawkes' Probate File on the American Ancestor website. They
include the estate inventory:

Essex County, MA: Probate File Papers, 1638-1881.Online database. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2014. (From records supplied by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Archives.)

I found this transcription in The Probate Records of Essex County, Massachusetts: 1665-1674 (Google eBook):

Estate Of Adam Hawkes Of Lynn.
Inventory of the estate of Mr. Adam Hawks taken Mar. 18, 1671-2 by Thomas Newhall and Jeremiah Sweyen: in wearing Aparill, 5li. 17s.; a bedsteed, fetherbed, 2 fether pilows, Flock bed, on blanket, sheetts, curtins, vallenc and one Imbroadered coverlid, 14li.; bedsteed and beding belonging to it, 7li. 10s.; trundell bed and beding belonging to it, 2li. 10s.; one other bed and bedsteed, 3li.; bras and pewter, 3li. 14s.; Iron potts and kettells, .one pare of Andirons, — pare of trambrells. tow par of pott hoks, one cast backe, on friing pan, one pare of stilliards, one spitt, 5li. 7s.; tow croscut saws, one sith, one sikell, thre Axces, to par of Hoks, one Axtre pin, on sledg and ould Iron, Hi. 11s.; tow muskits, tow small ffowlling pes, tow Rest heads, 3li. 15s.; thre swords, one wachbill, on ould belt, one pistell and one Drum, 2li. 13s.; one Table, six Joyn stools, 2li. 2s.; one Cubbard, one Joynd chear, one chest, 2li. 8s.; Table cloths, napkins, tow snapsaks, Hi. 7s.; a bible and other Books, Hi.; one press, tow small tables, tow chairs, 2li. 8s.; a pare of banddilars, milk vesells, sivs, 14s.; a peas of black cloth, Hi. 6s.; cart wheells, plow and yoks, chayns, clevis and pin, beatell, tow weges, one forke and part of a cart Roop, 5li. 18s.; fouer oxcen, 21li.; seven cows with tow sucking calfs, 24li. 10s.; one tow yearling and tow yearlings, 4li. 5s.; tow Horses and tow mares, 17li.; sixten swyn one with another, 9li.; sadell and pillion, 15s.; loking glass and baskett, 7s.; tobakow and ould caske, 18s.; The Dwelling Hows and barne, 120li.; about nyn Hundred of boards, a stoke of bees, 2li. 16s.; five hundred and ffivty akers of land, 550li.; fouer Akers of upland, 2li.; total, 817li. 11s.; credit to the Estatt, 1Li. 15s.; Debts from the Esstat, 46li. 14s. -p254-255
The Probate Records of Essex County, Massachusetts: 1665-1674 (Google eBook)
Essex Institute,  Salem Ma, 1917

The file also contained a document as to how the estate was to be divided between Adam's

And here's an abstraction of that: 

Administration on the estate of Adam Haukes of Lynn was granted to John Hauks of Lynn, and certain articles of agreement were allowed. He was to give to his mother Mrs. Sarah Hauks, nine score acres of upland in Lynn, not joining to the farm, eight acres of medow in the great meadow, and one third of all the moveables; to Sarah Hauks, her daughter, four score and ten pounds, to be paid five pounds every two years until forty pounds is paid, and the fifty pounds at age or marriage; if she should die before said time to be paid to the widow, Sarah Hauks, all to be paid in corn or cattle; to Moses Hauks, son of John Hauks by Rebeckah Hauks, daughter of Mr. Moses Mavericke, as a legacy from his grandfather, Mr. Adam Hauks, one half of that farm in Lynn which the said Hauks lived and died upon, only for the housing, to pay the value thereof if he pleases, at age, and if he should die before, the estate to go to his father John Hauks and his children; to Mr. William Cogswell for his wife, four score and ten pounds, to be paid ten pounds yearly, in corn, cattle or goods; to Frances Huchisson, twenty pound, in corn, cattle or goods, to be made in two payments within two years; to Samuell Huchisson, Thomas Huchisson, Edward Huchisson and Elizabeth Hart, five pounds each, within twelve months time, in corn or cattle; all the residue to John Hauks.
Signed Mar. 27, 1672, by Sarah (her x mark) Hauks, Francis Hutchinson, Moses Mavericke, John Hauks, William Cogswell.

Approved and allowed Mar. 26, 1672 in Ipswich court.
 Essex County Probate Files, Docket 12,899.
The Probate Records of Essex County, Massachusetts: 1665-1674 (Google eBook)
Essex Institute,  Salem Ma, 1917

Sarah (Hooper) Hawkes went on to marry Thomas Wardwell in 1673. She, her husband, and daughters Sarah Hawkes and Mercy Wardwell were accused of witchcraft in 1692. Thomas
Wardwell was hung, but Sarah and the daughters were eventually released.

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