Facts and Events
- ↑ Johnson, Edward Francis. Notes on the Family of Deacon Edward Convers. Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. Woburn Records of Births, Deaths, and Marriages, 3:325-326.
Children of Dea. Edward Convers and Sarah ---: Lieut. James Covers, b. 1620, d. 10 May 1715, m. (1) 24 Oct 1643 Anna Long, m. (2) 1692 Anna (Sparhawk) Cooper.
- ↑ The New England Historical and Genealogical Register. (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society), 146:131.
Parish Registers of Great Burstead, Essex, show marriage Edward Convers and Sarah Parker on 29 Jun 1614.
Parish Registers of South Weal, Essex ("about 7 miles west") show the baptism: 1620, Nov. 29 John Convers, son of Edward and Sara.
[There is also a baptism for Josiah in 1618, and Sarah in 1623, which when combined with the age at death of James and his date of marriage, make it almost certain this baptism of "John" is really James.]
- ↑ Johnson, Edward F. Woburn Records of Births, Deaths, and Marriages . (Woburn, Massachusetts: Andrews, Cutler & Co., 1890-1919), 2:40.
CONVERSE, Lieut. James, s. of --, [died] May 10, 1715; 95 y.
- FHL Film 386061: Files 4907-4997, in Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. Probate records 1648--1924. (Middlesex County, MA: Massachusetts Probate Court), File 4925 James Converse 1715.
Will of "James Converse of Woobourn ... Yeoman, being Aged , and weak in body", dated 28 Aug 1712, codicil 3 Dec 1714, proved 17 May 1715, names Mrs Judith Fox, my Reverend Pastor Mr John Fox, to Church of Christ in Woobourn, my Son in Law Pierce, the chillderen of my Grandson John Converse deceased, my dear and Loving wife, "my Said Wife Anna, all that Estate, which I Received with Her upon Marriage According as it is mentioned in a writting under my hand, before my Marriage with Her, and left with Her Son Samuell Cooper to keep", "my Daughter Anna Cooper the Daughter of my afore mentioned Loving wife ... all which did formerly belong to Her Aunt Sparow Hawke", "my Said Daughter in Law Anna Cooper", "one fifth part thereof to my daughter Peirce, And one fifth part thereof, to my daughter Rebeca More And one fifth part thereof unto my Daughter Ruth Dean, And one fifth part thereof unto my Grandchilderen by my daughter Mary davice deceased, And the other fifth part I do Give unto the Childeren of my daughter Abigail Kettle, Deceased", "And as to my Daughter Sarah Pengry Deceased I haveing Given her Sumthing considerable upon her Mariage, and otherwise, And this last Winter having Given to Her Daughter Anna who Married with Joseph Hunt ... it is in full of my Said Daughter Sarah Pengry's Portion", my grandson James Peirce, my son Edward Converse deceased, heirs of my Grandson John Converse, my Cousen Josiah Converse, "my Grandaughter Abigail Converse the Relect of my deceased Grandson John Converse", "James Converse the Eldest Son of my said deceased Grandson", "my Grandson Robert Converse" [much land, he to pay the rest, namely,] my Daughter Deborah Pierce, my Daughter Rebeca More, my Grandson James Kettle of Charlstown, my Granddaughter Anna kettle, my Grandaughter Hannah Richardson, my two Grandsons Phillomon Dean & Edward Dean the two Sons of my Daughter Ruth Dean [under 22], my Great Grandson James Converse the Son of my Grandson John Converse Deceased [under age], my two Great Grandsons John Converse and Joshua Converse, the Sons of my Grandson John Converse deceased [under 21], my Grandson Josiah Converse, "Ruth the daughter of my Grandson Samuel Converse, the Son of my Son Edward Converse deceased" [under 18], "my Grandson Sam[u]ell Converse, the Son of my Son Edward Converse deceased". "my Son in Law John Peirce and my Grandson Robert Converse joynt Executors", "my son Dean" added by codicil.
16 May 1715: Inventory of Leu't James Convers Late of Woobourn. Sworn to 17 May 1715.
23 Apr 1717: Account of ye Estate of Late James Convers Late of Woobourn Deceased by philimon Dean and John Peirce Sen'r Exect'r: &263=4=7
Apparent list of heirs: Jonathan Kettel, James } Son of Abigail; Zach Davis } Son of Mary
29 May 1717, Cited Mr John Peirce of Woburn, executor of will of the late James Converse last of the same place, to appear to answer complaints of Zachary Davis & James Kettle Legatees it being "two years since the prob. of s'd will".