d.bet 21 Jul 1655 and 6 Sep 1655 Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts, United States (probably)
m. by abt 1625
Facts and Events
Mentioned in the Ipswich town records, 1635, as having property. See The ancient records of the town of Ipswich, p. 19.
p. 29, February 13, 1636... Mr. John Winthrope, Mr. Bradstreet, mr. Denison, Goodman Perkins, Goodman Scott, John Gage and Mr. Wade are chosen to order Towne business for these three months next following.
p. 30: There is granted to Mr. Bradstreet 200 acres of upland near his farme which hee did propoud for and is to be laid out by such as ye Towne shall appoint.
Estate of Humphrey Bradstreet of Ipswich.
"The last will and testament of Vmphrah Brodstreate of Ipswich, July 21 1655 being weake in boddy doe therefore ordaine this my last will, in manner as followeth: I giue my soule to God that gaue it me, and my boddy to be buried in the buriing place of Rowley, and doe beleue the cumfortable resurrection of the same; as for my outward estate, my will is my farme on which I now dwell, with halfe the commons belonging to me from Ipswich, and all the commons to me from Rowley, shall be my beloued wifes, for the terme of her life, in case she doe not marry, but if she marry, then the one halfe of the farme shall be for the bringing up of my sonn Moses, and in case she dy, before my sonn Moses attain the age of 21, then the one halfe shall he my sonn Mosesis, and the other halfe ║that is the benefit of it║ shall be equally diuided among my fiue daughters, or so many of them as shall be then Liuing, and my will is that when my sonn Moses attains the age of 21: he shall haue and inioy the whole said farm except my wife be then liuing, who shall then enioy halfe the said farme, with all the dwelling house for the terme of her life, and after her death it shall all be my sonn Mosesis. Item I doe giue unto my wife Bridget one brown cow, one ew sheepe, one horse colt. Item I doe giue unto my sonn John all my farme at Mudde riuer, now in the occupation of Richard Camhall of Ipswich, with one halfe of my commons from Ipswich soe long as he keeps the farme unsold, but in case he sell it, the commons are to returne ║and belong║ to the farm giuen to my wife. Item I doe giue to my daughter Hannah Rofe 20 ║twenty║ pound. Item I doe giue to my daughter Martha Beale one pound and more. I doe leeue fiftene pounds in the hand of her mother, to be giuen to her or to her child at her discretion. Item I doe ║giuef║ to my daughter Mary Brodstreete forty pound. Item I doe giue to my daughter Sarah Brodstreete thirty pound. Item I doe giue to my daughter Rebeccah Brodstreet forty pound: Item I doe giue to my two grand children Danniell, and Hannah Rofe each of them fiue pound to be paid out of the farme by my Sonne Moses when they attain the age of 21 years. Item I doe giue to Sammuell Beale ║fiue pound║ to be paid as aboue as the said Daniell and Hannah Rofes is. Item I doe giue to the pore of Ipswich one pound. Item I doe giue to the pore of Rowley one pound: and my will is that if my estate doe fall short of the full discharge of all my debts and Legacies then there shall be an equall abatement out of the seuerall Legacies giuen acording to proportion, and I doe intreat my beloued friends Mr Sammuell Phillips, Matthew Boyes, and John Harris, to ioine with my wife, for the disposing of my children in mariage, or otherwise as need may require, and I doe make my wife Bridget Brodstreete Sole exequiteris of this my last will, and I haue hereunto set my hand July 21: 1655:"
Witness: Mathew Boyes, John harris.
Proved 25: 7: 1655 by the witnesses.
Inventory taken Sept. 6, 1655, by Danall thirston and William Lawe: one hat, one cloak and the rest of his cloths, 2li. 10s.; a pair of sheets, two pilowbears, one tabl cloth, 1 li.; seven sheets and foure napkins. 1 li. 10s.; four cotton blankits, 1li. 4s.; one flock bed, one rugg and one boulster, 1li.; one flock bed, one rug, one boulster, 2li.; one flock bed, one rug, 2 boulsters, one pilow, 2li.; a parsil of sheeps wool, 15s.; a parsil of wheat and a parsil of rie, 2li. 10s.; thre ould chists, one box, 14s.; one bed stead and cortan, 10s.; indian corne, 1li. 10s.; two sieves, 2s.; ould Iyron and two sickls, 5s.; a parsill of barley malt, 10s.; a cros cut saw, 8s.; sertane carpin for tools, 17s.; one kettel, thre iyron pots, one posnit, pot hooks, 2li.; one waring pane, one frying, 4s.; some peuter and a bras candlstick, 1li.; thre bushill of rie malt, 11s.; two bibles and another book, 15s.; two glas bottels, one chear, one smal box, 7s. 6d.; twenty pound of butter, 10s.; tubs and beare vesils, 1li. 1s.; one cubard, two earthin pots, 3s.; four wegs, two beetl rings, 8s.; one spade, one how, 2s.; one grinding stone, 3s.; one cart, one plow with chains and yoaks, 3li.; four oxen, 30li.; nine cowes, 38li. 5s.; one bull, 4li.; two stears, 9li.; two yearlings and one calf, 7li.; two hefers, 61i.; one maire, 16li.; one hors coult, 8li.; thre yewes, thre lambs, 9li.; swine, 10li.; wheat and rie, 6li.; indian corn, 5li.; barley, 1li.; hay, 5li.; a home lot att Ipsig, 8li.; a cannow, 15s.; a muskit, 10s.; hemp, 5s.; in debts that was oweing him, 50li.; in debts he did owe, 201i.; total, 146H. 10s. The farme where he lived, 160li.; The farme at muddy River, 70li. Essex Co. Probate Files, Docket 3,081.
Bridgett Brodstreet bound 25: 7: 1655, to discharge legacies given in her husband's will. She signed with a mark. Ipswich Quarterly Court Records, vol. 1, page 52.
Thomas Rawlison acknowledged the receipt from John Palmer of Rowley in the behalf of Bridget Broadstreete, widow, of 5li. in full satisfaction of all agreements between the husband of the said Bridget, and Thomas Rawlison, sr., concerning themselves and their children according to agreement between Robert Lord and Thomas Rawlison, jr. at Salisbury court. Witness: Joseph Jewett, Edward Browne.
Will. Beale's order to "Mother Bradstrete" "to pay my wife that twenty shillings left mee by my father in his last will." Dated 26: 7: 1655. Receipt of the 20s. by Mr. Jewitt, signed by Martha Beale.
Receipt of Hanah (her mark) Rofe, of Ipswich, of 20li. given by legacy in her father's will, and acquittance of my "Mother Bridget Broadstret." Witness: Mathew Boyes, Sara (her mark) Bradstret.
Receipt of Mary Bradstret of 40li. given her by her father's will and acquittance of her mother Bridget Bradstret Signed Nov. 7, 1655. Witness: John Grant, Thomas Wood. Ipswich Deeds, vol. 1, leaf 208.
Receipt of Joseph Jewett of 10li. from Bridget Bradstret on the account of William Beale "for rent with a great some more for the use of Marble head mill." Witness: Nehemiah Jewett, Abraham Jewett.
Acquittance of "my mother Bradstreet from all debts & demands given or left for us vpon my fathers will," by William Beale and Martha his wife. Signed Aug. 23, 1657. Witness: Rebecka (her mark) Bradstre and Elizabeth Boys.
Acquittance of "my mother Bradstrett," having received "in Cattle the som of Thirty pound which is the full of my wiues portion." Signed 20: 2: 1657 by Nicholas Wallis. Witness: Joseph Jewett, John Harris, Leonard Harriman.