Person:Ephraim Tinkham (2)

m. ABT 1646
  1. Ephraim Tinkham1649 - 1714
  2. Ebenezer Tinkham1651 - 1718
  3. Peter Tinkham1653 - 1709
  4. Helkiah Tinkham1655 -
  5. Mary Tinkham1661 - 1731
  6. John Tinkham1663 - 1740
  7. Isaac Tinkham1666 -
m. Aft 9 Jun 1676
  1. Martha TinkhamABT 1678 - 1758
  2. John Tinkham1680 - 1766
  3. Ephraim Tinkham1682 -
  4. Isaac Tinkham1685 - 1750
  5. Samuel Tinkham1687 - 1775
  6. Mary Tinkham1691 -
Facts and Events
Name Ephraim Tinkham
Gender Male
Birth[2] 5 Aug 1649 Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States
Marriage Aft 9 Jun 1676 Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United Statesto Esther Wright
Death[1] 13 Oct 1714 Middleborough, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States

Source:Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States. Probate Records, 1686-1903; with Index and Docket, 1685-1967, from FHL film 0550509, Vol. 3, 358-9

In the name of God Amen I Ephraim Tinkham of Middleborough In Plymouth County of New England being in weak Estate of Body thô of sound mind & perfect memory, calling to mind my mortality & knowing y't [i.e., "that"] It is appointed to all men once to dye do make Constitute & order y's [i.e., "this"] as my last Will & Testament ... Imprimis. my soul I resign into the hands of God y't gave it, and my poor frail Body I leave to the Dust by decent buriall y'e Charge to be paid out of that Estate I leave Behind.

Item. I order y't all my just Debts should be paid out of y't which I have not yet disposed of and hereafter mentioned in this Instrument.

Item. I give to my welbeloved wife Esther Tinkham all my moveables w'th'in Doors & without (as also y'e Improvements of all my Lands theretofore excepted In y'e Deeds of gifts I have made to my sons) during her natural life.


Item. I order & appoint in this my last will and Testament my Eldest Son John Tinkham to pay to his Brothers Isaac & Samuel Tinkham ten Pounds a Piece to each, as he hath already promised me.

[in margin next to following paragraph: "note that y'e paragraph should be in y'e place w'h y'e star is"]

Item, I order & appoint that what my wife leaves at her Decease of the aboves'd Estate In moveables be Equally Divided between my two Daughters Martha Soul & Mary Tinkham to them & to their heirs forever.

Item. I do in this my last will & Testament ratify & confirm unto my sons John Isaac & Samuel Tinkham and the Children of my deceas'd Son Ephraim Tinkham to them & every [one] of them & their heirs forever whatsoever I have heretofore by Deeds given unto y'm [i.e., "them"] and as I have given utno y'm.

Finally I order & appoint In this my last will my Trusty & well beloved wife Esther Tinkham to be my Executrix and administratrix to this last Testament of mine, Desiring my son Isaac to be helpfull to his mother in the administration & for the Confirming, ratifying, & fixing This as my last Will and Testament. I do before witness publish promounce & declare this Instrument, to be my last will ["& Testament" crossed out], whereunto before said witnesses, I have hereunto set my hand & seal Sept. 17th 1714.

[Signed by] Ephraim ["ET" his mark] Tincom

Signed Sealed published pronounced & declared before us the subscribers

Samuel Wood Sen'r, Joseph Vaughan, Peter Thacher

Proved 3 Mar 1714/15 and letters granted to "Esther Tinkham Relict Widdow of the Said Deceased & sole Executrix". Inventory of estate of "Ephraim Tinkham Sen'r of Middleborough Deceased" taken 22 Nov 1714 by Lef't Joseph Vaughan and Samuel Wood.

  1. "Records from the Nemasket Cemetery, Middleborough, Mass.", in Massachusetts Society of Mayflower Descendants. Mayflower Descendant: An Illustrated Quarterly Magazine of Pilgrim Genealogy, History and Biography, 15:101.

    Tinkham, Ephraim, died 13 October, 1714, in his 66th year.
    [Age 65, so birth about 1649.]

  2. "Plymouth Colony Vital Records", in Massachusetts Society of Mayflower Descendants. Mayflower Descendant: An Illustrated Quarterly Magazine of Pilgrim Genealogy, History and Biography, 16:120.

    1649 Plymouth Regester of the beirth of theire Children
    Ephraim Tinkham the sonne of Ephraim Tinkham was born the fift of august.