d.11 Sep 1650 Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States
Facts and Events
"Atterton Howghe of Boston," Lincolnshire, was one of those who refused to contribute to the Forced Loan of 1626 [ NEHGR 36:139]. He was alderman of Boston, Lincolnshire, in 1627 and 1633 and mayor in 1628 [Pishey Thompson, The History and Antiquities of Boston ... (Boston, Lincolnshire, 1856), p. 429]. "Mr. Atterton Hough" was admitted an inhabitant of Charlestown in September 1633, and appeared on a list of inhabitants of 9 January 1633/4 [ChTR 9,10].
Atherton Hough was an assistant to the Massachusetts Bay General Court in 1635, and an assistant to the General Court at Boston in 1637 and 1638. Various land records indicate he owned several hundred acres of land in the late 1630s and 1640s.
In his will, dated 7 January 1649[/50] and proved late in 1650, "Atherton Haugh of Cambridge" bequeathed to "my loving wife Susanna Haugh" her own household stuff, £5 a year from the rents of the farm at Cambridge and "the use of half my house at Boston, to wit the half I lived in"; to "Mr. Cotten one good cow"; to "Mary the second child of my cousin Margit Store one cow, & unto Samuell her third child a yearling heifer"; to "my cousin Mary Moslay children one three yearling heifer to be divided between them"; to "my wife" some additional moveables; to "Mr. Willson a good silver spoon"; "Francis Flascecoe my negro & his wife I set them only at liberty after my son Samuell['s] death, but if Frank die before her then I do not set her at liberty"; residue to "my beloved son Samuel Haugh," he to be executor. In an undated codicil he made further arrangement for the rents deriving from the farm at Braintree, and bequeathed to "my grandchildren two silver spoons and to my son Whitingham's six children each of them a silver sppon & to Frances my negro two suites of apparel and twenty shillings in money at my son Samuell['s] death, my purse & ring to my son Samuell Haugh." On 3 September 1650 further nuncupative codicils were added by Samuel Hough: "my father desired me to pay my mother ten pounds out of the oxen at Braintree which I promise to pay"; "my father after this will was attested desired the words `during her widowhood' put out"; "upon my uncle's further speech with him he did add the other half of the house at Boston to her my mother also during her life & the backside"; and "half of the fruits of the orchard & household provisions this year he further added, & the half of the corn, she paying half of the threshing" [ MPR Case #10755].
The inventory of the estate of "Mr. Hoffe" was taken in 1650 (no day or month given) and totalled £1085, of which £700 was real estate: "the farm [at Cambridge]," £350; and "the farm at Braintree and the house at Boston," £350 [MPR Case #10755].
On 15 October 1650 "Mrs. Susanna Haugh preferring a petition to this Court, which sheweth that her late husband left unto her, by his will, a house at Boston, very much out of repair, which the law provides must be repaired & maintained, the petitioner desiring the Court's resolution, whether the law intends it must be done out of her said husband's estate or her own, received this answer: The Court determine that the petitioner is to take the said house as now it is, according to the will of her said husband" [ MBCR 3:213].