Person:Thomas Baker (127)

Thomas Baker
b.Bef, 1630
  • HThomas BakerBef 1630 - 1697/98
  • WLeah ClarkBef 1632 - Bef 1704
m. by 1653
  1. Thomas Baker1653 -
  2. John Baker1654 -
  3. Joseph Baker1657 - 1657
  4. Rachel Baker1657/58 - 1706
  5. Martha Baker1661 -
Facts and Events
Name Thomas Baker
Gender Male
Birth? Bef, 1630
Marriage by 1653 to Leah Clark
Death[9] 3 Jan 1697/8 Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States
  1.   Suffolk County, MA: Probate File Papers
    Thomas Baker, blacksmith of Boston case # #2446 23 Apr 1698.

    link IN THE NAME OF GOD AMEN I THOMAS BAKER Sen I of Boston in the county of Suffolke in New England Blacksmith / being weake and infirme of body but of sound and pfect minde & / memory preised be God for the same AND KNOWING the uncertainty I of this present life and being desireous to settle that outward Estate ye / Lord hath Sent me Doe therefore make and ordaine this my Last / will and Testament in man nor and forme following THAT is to say / FlRST and Principally I commend my soule into ye hands of Almighty / God my Creatour hopeing to receive full pardon and remission of all my I Sins and Salvation through the alone merritts of Jesue Christ my / Redeemer and my Body to the Earth to be decently interred according / to the Discretion of Executors hereafter named. And as touching I such worldly estate the Lord hath lent me my meaning and will is the / Same shall be lmployed and bestowed as hereafter in and by this my will is / express hereby revoakeing renounceing and makeing null and void all I wills and Testaments by me heretofore made declaring and appointing / this to be my last will and Testament.
    IMPS I will that all the debts that I Justly owe to any manner of / person or persons whatsoever shall be well and truely paid or ordained I to be paid in convenient Time next after my Decease by my Executors / and Satisfied. ITEM after my debts and funeral! expenses are paid / and satisfied, I Doe bequeath unto my beloved wife LEA / BAKER the use benefit and Improvement of all my Reall and psente / Estate whatsoever & wheresoevr for her comfortable Subsistance dureing / the terme of her natural life. ITEM att and after her decease / I doe hereby Give devise and bequeath All that my Mesnage or / Tenemt with all the land yards Gardens backsides houseing Shops / Ediffices Buildings Slaughter houses & fences standing thereon & thereunto / belonging in my owne Possession Scittuate in Boston aforesd Fronting / upon the Fore or high school Leading towardes Roxbury & lying betweene ye / housing and Land in the occupaacon of ye widdow Greenleafe and the land / that_ leads Downe towards Mr. Oliver’s Dock, which I formerly purchased / of Peter Oliver & others (since decd) by deed bearing date fourteenth / day of ffebruary Sixteen hundred & sixty. And a that my small Tenemt / and Garden Plott adjoining containing about half an acres be it / more or less Scittuate att the Southerly end of Boston wch I purchased / of my father in Law Thomas Clarke by Deed beareing date ye 31st of / August 1676 unto my Loving son JOHN BAKER of Boston / afordsd Braziers Of to my Loving Daughter RACHELL WALDRON / (wife of George Waldron of Newport on Rhode Island in New Engd / Blacksmith) and to their heires and assignes for ever in Equall / halves; ITEM as tor the rest and residue of all my houseing / Lands Tenements & Teneditamts in Boston, att Brantry & else-
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    where in New England aforesd I Doe (after my wives decease) hereby Give and beque-/athe the same unto my Loveing son THOMAS BAKER of Boston aforesd / lronmonger and to my son JOHN BAKER and Daughter RACHELL /WALDRON and to their heires for ever in Equall thirds. / And whereas my self and son JOHN BAKER stands alone Engaged / unto the Estate of Habackhuck Glover deed. for payment of a / considerable sum me of mony, in Consideracon of asum of mony / many yeares past Taken up of him sd Glover deed., for the I only proper debt and attempt of my son THOMAS BAKER, who I received the originall sume so taken up. I Doe therefore I hereby ordain and appoint yt whersoever the same shall be / paid That my Son THOMAS doe make a full allowance / for the Same out of his part hereby bequeathed him. I ITEM all and After my sd Wifes decease I doe hereby Give I and bequeth all my moveables and psonall Estate whatsoevr / which shall be then left unto my son the said JOHN BAKER I and Daughter RACHELL WALDRON to their proper use & behoffe / in Equall halves. ITEM I doe hereby Constitute and appoint I the said JOHN BAKER and the said RACHELL WALDRON to be the Executors of this my Last will & testament. IN TESTIMONY / whereof I have hereunto Sett my hand & seale ye Eleventh / day of November anno Domi One thousand six hundred I ninety and Six Signed Sealed & what is herein / continued was published & declared / by the abovenamed THOMAS BAKER SENR / as his Last will & Testament in psence / of
    Abraham Bligh
    Edward Thomas
    Enoch Greenleafe
    Eliezer Moody Snr

    The marke of
    Thos Baker Senr
    Suffolk By the Honble William Stoughton Esqr, Judge of Probate The before written Instrument being presented at the last Will & / Testament of THOMAS BAKER Senr late of Boston Blacksmith / decd. by Rachel Waldron surviving Executor therein named. And THOMAS / BAKER Sen Son of the sd decd upon his motion to be heard before the Probate bate of the sd Will being present Abraham Bligh / Edward Thomas and Eliezer Moody three of the Witnesses I thereto personally appeared and being Sworne did declare & say I that they were present and did See the sd THOMAS BAKER SENR / Signe and Seale and heard him publish and declare the same / to be his last Will and Testament and that he was then of / sound disposing mind to their best discerning and that the I several articles in the sd Will was distinctly read to the Testator / in the presence of the Deponants Edward Thomas & Eliezer / Moody, and that all of them the sd deponants subscribed / their names as Witnesses thereton in the sd Testators presence; Boston April 23 1698 JURAT Wm Houghton
    Boston April 26 1698
    Whereas RACHEL WALDRON Wife of me the Subriber is appointed I one of the Executors of the before written Will of THOMAS BAKER / Senr late of Boston Blacksmith decd./ These are therefore to certify whom it may concern that I / do consent and approve that my sd Wife should take upon / her the sd. Trust of Executor, As witness my hand hereunto / set the day & year aforesd GEORGE WALDRON

  2.   Massachusetts. Massachusetts, Land Records, 1620-1986
    Suffolk Co., MA, Deed Book 3, p. 451, [no date], rec. 11 Apr 1661.

    Peter Olliver and James Olliver merchants, sons of Thomas Oliver, late Elder to ye Church of Christ in Boston, and James Johnson one of ye deacons, son-in-law to ye late Elder Thomas Olliver, and executor to the said Last Will and Testament of Thomas Olliver, granted power of administration 27 Jan 1656; Peter Olliver, James Olliver, for £160 to THOMAS BAKER of Boston, blacksmith, a dwelling house and garden of the late Thomas Olliver, adj. Henry Webb (formerly the property of Samuel Olliver and James Olliver), Benjamin Smith (formerly the property of Nicholas Willis), on the highway to Roxbury; Peter Olliver and Sarah his wife, James Olliver and Mary his wife, and James Johnson and Abigaile his wife, all relinquish their claim to THOMAS BAKER; signed: Peter Olliver, Sarah Olliver, James Olliver, Mary Olliver, James Johnson, and Abigail Johnson; witnesses: Joseph Kellog, John Ffernside.

  3.   Massachusetts. Massachusetts, Land Records, 1620-1986
    Suffolk Co., MA, Deed Book 12, pp. 43-44, dated 28 Feb 1680/1.

    John Cowell of Boston and Jacob Hurd of Charlestown, administrators of the estate of Benjamin Hurd, late of Boston, tailor, and Elizabeth his wife, dec'd., by virtue of the power granted them on 15 Oct 1679, 60, to THOMAS BAKER of Boston, shopkeeper, land in the South end of Boston, adj. Eleazer Phillips, Thomas Walker, 32 1 12' X 1 05' X 30' X 90'; witnesses: Elisha Odlin, John Hayward Sr., Elizabeth Moodye, servant

  4.   Massachusetts. Massachusetts, Land Records, 1620-1986
    Suffolk Co., MA, Deed Book 12, p. 173, dated 30 Mar 1682.

    Eleazer Phillips of Charlestown, butcher, and his wife Hanna, £30 to THOMAS BAKER of Boston, shop-keeper; land on the South end of Boston on the highway to Roxbury, adj. Eleazer Phillips; south by Thomas Walker and THOMAS BAKER, 10' X 100' X 40'; witnesses: Timothy Dwight, Samuel Whiteing; rec. 30 Mar 1682.

  5.   Massachusetts. Massachusetts, Land Records, 1620-1986
    Suffolk Co., MA, Deed Book 12, p. 362, dated 26 Apr 1683.

    THOMAS BAKER of Boston, Iron monger, £50 to Hugh Drewry of the same place, carpenter land on the South end of Boston on the highway to Roxbury, 42 1/2' X 40' X 200' adj. Eleazer Phillips, Thomas Walker; witnesses: Paul and Peter Goulding; rec. 2 May 1683.

  6.   Massachusetts. Massachusetts, Land Records, 1620-1986
    Suffolk Co., MA, Deed Book 20, p. 448, dated 18 Nov 1701.

    link LEAH BAKER, deed of gift to son THOMAS BAKER of Boston, blacksmith, and to MARY his now wife; land near the land called the Schoolhouse land, adj. Arthur Mason, Robert Orchard, William Sutton, and the widow Lowder, William Pollard, deed., Edward Ranson (now in the possession of Samuel Sewall}, Elisha Cooke; said land came to LEAH BAKER at the death of her sister ELIZABETH STEPHENS alias BLIGH, formerly of her brother THOMAS CLARKE (now in the possession of William Holmes, cordwainer), land toward Roxbury (now in the possession of Nathaniel Byfield), adj. Henry Dearing, Mr. Minot, Abraham Blush, Thomas Bumstead; witnesses: William Rawson and Judith Clark; rec. 28 Nov 1701.

  7.   Massachusetts. Massachusetts, Land Records, 1620-1986
    Suffolk Co., MA, Deed Book 21, p. 541, dated 10 Apr 1704.

    settlement of the estate of THOMAS BAKER, between George Waldron of Bristol, co. of Bristol, New England [now Rhode Island], blacksmith, and RACHEL his wife, only surviving children of THOMAS BAKER, blacksmith and LEAH his wife, now both dec'd; THOMAS BAKER of Baker, brazier, JOHN BAKER of Baker, merchant, Henry Bridgham of Boston, tanner, guardian to MARY BAKER, spinster, which said THOMAS, JOHN, and MARY are the three children of THOAMS BAKER dec'd., the eldest son of THOMAS BAKER and LEAH BAKER; whereas THOMAS BAKER and his wife LEAH, daughter of THOMAS CLARK, sometime of Boston. shopkeeper, dec'd., received property from her father THOMAS CLARK: (i} a true and perfect inventory be made and taken of whole estate real and personal of said THOMAS and LEAH BAKER, and show what they inherited from THOMAS CLARK (ii) debts from estate of THOMAS and LEAH be answered and paid; (iii) surplus and remainder of said THOMAS and LEAH be divided and allotted in four equal parts; (iv) that said George and RACHEL WALDRON have 1/4 part; (v) THOMAS BAKER. party to presents, have 1/4; (v1) JOHN BAKER party to presents to have 1/4; (vii) MARY BAKER to have 1/4; witnesses: John Mica, Thomas Maccarty; rec 10 Apr 1704.

  8.   Massachusetts. Massachusetts, Land Records, 1620-1986
    Suffolk, Massachusetts, Book 19 p 14.

    link 25 Oct 1698 Leah Baker of Boston, widow and Nathaniel Byfield of Boston, merchant, whereas land purchased by Thomas Clark, Shopkeeper, Boston dec'd of Usal Wardell; did give grant to his daughter Elizabeth Stephens (afterwards Bligh) and unto the heirs of her body to be divided equally between his heirs, whereas the sd Elizabeth Stephens alias Bligh departed this life leaving no issue of her body.. the estate became the property of the sd Leah Baker and Deborah the wife of sd Nathaniel Byfield the two surviving children of the before named Thomas Clarke.

  9. Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States. Births, Baptisms, Marriages, and Deaths, 1630-1699 (A Report of the Record Commissioners): Document 130. (Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States: Rockwell and Churchill, City Printers, 1883)
    238 City Doc 130.

    Thomas Baker Senr. Dyed 20 Jan. [1697]