|Birth||Bef 14 Dec 1595||England, Leicestershire, Cosby|
|Ancestor of /
|- Samuel Langhorne Clemens, a.k.a. Mark Twain (6th cousin of both Mary Day (3x great-grandmother of WOS) and Charles Webster (4x great-grandfather of WOS; father of Mary Day’s husband))|
- the Honorable Percival Wood Clement, Governor of Vermont from 1919-1921
- President Gerald Ford
- lithographer Nathaniel Currier of Currier & Ives [4, 5]
|Baptism||14 Dec 1595||England, Leicestershire, Cosby |
|Death Note||Estate of Robert Clements of Haverhill Sept 6th 1658 (Essex Co., MA Probate Records)|
I "Robertt Clements of Haverhill being of perfitt memory blessed be God for itt, doe ordaine & make this my last will, in manner & forme following:
ffirst I Comitt my soule into the hands of God my Creator & maker, beleeving through the mirretts Rightousnesse & obedience of Jesus Christ my redemer to have & enjoy life & salvation Everlastingly by him.
ffor my goods I give first unto my wife my house & house lott & all the acomadations that belonged to itt which shee is to have during her life & after her decease to returne to my childerns childorne that are in new england each his portion to be delivered into the hands of their parents for their childorns use. I give alsoe to my wife my best yoake of oxen I have, & three of my best cowes, & my best beds with theire furniture to them & six of my best peauter dishes six spoones, my best brasse pott, & three of my best kittles, & two spining t__rnes, & all hangles on the fire, with fire shovles & tonges & two of the best coushens, one___ & a cupp, with all my wooden & Earthen vessells & all manner of clothing that belong to her, as also my byble candlestick & chamber pott.
My will is that if there be any goods of mine come out of England this yere or the next my wife shall have five pounds of itt according to the bill of lading. Alsoe I give my wife al the Lining in my house excepting two paire of sheets that are for my bed & all the Corne in my house barne & growing on the land, & also a debt of seaven & sum odd mony in the hands of John Hutchins for the repaireing the house & fencing the home lott.
I give to my wife alsoe what is due mee or will bee from mr Drumer by bills or Covinants, & alsoe the Cloth that is att the weavers with what woolen yearne & fflaxe is in the house, & alsoe three pounds which is in the hands of mr. Cooke of boston. I give her two skillitts, two stockes off the best beese & two chests with locke & caie to them.
I give to my wife the boards I bought at Salisbury to repaire the house. It is my will that one halfe of the goods which I give my wife that if shee spend not, at her decease it shall returne to my executors to be equally devided among them.
I give unto my sonne Job Clement one fellee which will be two yer old next may. Allsoe I give him my best suit of apparell & my best cloake & best hatt, my best paire of shewes & stockens.
I give to my sonne Robertt twenty pound due to me out of my rentt in England, & which rentt is due me more I give to my three sones John, Abraham & Dannell.
All the rest of my estate in new england due to mee upon bonds or bills or any accounts land or goods whatsoever I give to my sonnes Moses Pengrow & Abraham Morrill & John Osgood whom I make my executors to see this my will performed & my debts paid & my body laid in the grave. That which is struck out in the other side at the lower end betweene the 4th & 5th line it was done before it was seald to, & here unto I sett my hand & seald. I give to mr. ward or minester five pounds.
Robert Clements (seal)
Witness: Bartell: BH Heath and william white
Proved in Hampton court 11:8:1658 by the witnesses.
Estate of Robert Clements of Haverhill
Mr. Robert Clements late of Haverhill, gave to his grandchildren that were then in New England, after the decease of his wife, his house, houselot and orchard in Haverhill, to be divided equally by the disposal of their parents; therefore, Job Clements, Moses Pengry, John Osgood and Thomas Mudget being the surviving parents of the grandchildren, have divided it into three parts, there being fifteen heirs, that is to say two of Job Clements, six of Moses Pengry's, five Abraham Morrill's and two of John Osgood's and thus the heirs are divided into three parts and their portions are as follows: Job Clement's two children, John Osgood's two children and Moses Pengry's eldest son to have the second division of upland, the oxe common land, half of the east meadow the upper end, together with one third part of the fourth division laid out, as also all common priviledges thereunto belonging; Moses Pengry's other five children to have the third division of upland, Haukes meadow, and one third part of the fourth division not yet laid out, together with one third of all common priviledges thereunto belonging: Abraham Morrill's five children to have the house and house lot, orchard, the plain lot and half the east meadow the lower end, with one third part of the fourth division not yet laid out and one third of all common priviledes thereunto belonging.
Signed Oct 8 1669
Witness: Robert Clement, Jno (his I+ mark) Heath, Sr., John Redman
Thomas Mudget owned this agreement or division Dec 18, 1684.
Acknowledged Apr 2, 1672, by Moses Pengry and John Osgood.
George brown and Daniell Ela were chosen by the Hampton court to consider of and to survey a division of land that Mr. Rob. Clement gave to his grandchildren which they have done and consider the above division just and right as witness our hands. Oct 6 1685
Norfolk Deeds, vol 3, p. 341
From the Histories and Genealogies of Essex County CD on the "History of Haverhill," pages 9-19.
See also Essex County, Massachusetts, Probate Index, 1638-1840
File #: 5604
Name: Robert Clemens; Clement; Clements; Clemmons; Clemons
File Date: 11 Oct 1658
Type: testate 
|Fact||Shortly after his arrival in America in 1642, he, John Ward, Tristam Coffin, Hugh Sheratt, William White and Thomas Davis purchased lands from the Passaquo and Saggahew which became the city of Haverhill. The deed was given to the Haverhill Historical Society. The name of Haverhill was given to the town after the birthplace of the Rev. John Ward.|
In 1645 Robert’s name, along with those of his sons Job and John, appears on the list of 32 landholders of Haverhill. Robert built a grist mill in Haverhill.
|Immigration||Aft May 1642||England to Ipswich, Mass. [3, 7]|
|Real Estate||In 1617, Robert paid 60 pounds for land in Huncote, Narborough, Leicestershire, England, where he lived for a number of years. By 1624 he had moved to Ansley, Warwickshire, England (as shown by an affidavit signed in connection with a debt owed to Margaret, daughter of William Beale). Eventually he also owned land in Broughton (purchased 1634) and Witherly (purchased 1638, sold 10 May 1642).|
|Died||27 Sep 1658||Haverhill, Essex Co., Mass. |
|Person ID||I5240||Owings Stone Genealogy, Ancestry & Heritage|
|Last Modified||30 Sep 2001 00:00:00|
|Father||RICHARD CLEMENTS, of Cosby, b. Abt 1570, England, Croft|
|Mother||AGNES <>, widow, b. Bef 1570, England|
|Family ID||F3745||Group Sheet|
|Family 1||LYDIA DRUMMER, b. Abt 1595, Cosby, Leicester, England (prob)|
|Family ID||F3736||Group Sheet|
|Family 2||Judith <>, b. Bef 1637|
|Married||Bef Apr 1657||Mass.|
|Family ID||F3737||Group Sheet|
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