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From: "Art barb Joan Flint" <>
Subject: Re: [GM-L] Re: TOWER of Hingham, Mass.
Date: Sat, 20 Apr 2002 16:52:45 -0400
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Subject: [GM-L] Re: TOWER of Hingham, Mass.
> In a message dated 04/20/2002 5:05:36 AM Eastern Daylight Time,
> First Settlers of Lancaster, Mass., Part 2 - Rev. Abijah P. Marvin.
> > John TOWERS of Hingham, came from Hingham in Norfolk Co., England, in
> > and was a free-man two years later. His wife was Margaret Ibrook, and
> > had several children. Probably the family did not remain here, if they
> > ever came.
> In response to, "if they ever came."
> SUFFOLK COUNTY WILLS
> Abstracts of the Earliest wills Upon Record in the County of Suffolk,
> >From the New England Historical and Genealogical Register
> Published 1984
> Page 220. Inventory of the estate of Ralph Woodward of
> adjoining John TOWERS marsh, &c., &c.dated 11 April 1663.
> Page 377 - 378. Martine STEBBINS An Inventory ........A list of debts due
> the late deceased Martine STEBBINS ....1657, 1658, 1659.......[These
> from 5 pence to four pounds 2 shillings 6 pence.]among many other - John
> TOWERS, of Hingham
> Tower Genealogy - Charlemagne Tower - 1891
> 1. JOHN2 TOWER (ROBERT1) was born Abt. 1609, and died 13 February
> in Hingham, MA: age about 92 years 9 months. He married MARGARET IBROOK
> February 1638/39 in Charlestown, MA, daughter of RICHARD IBROOK. She was
> born Abt. 1617 in England, and died 15 May 1700 in Hingham, MA: age about
> JOHN TOWER: " seems to have had means sufficient to pay his passage,
> to establish himself in the colony. In a record kept by Daniel Cushing, a
> town clerk, who made many records of the early settlement of Hingham and
> those who came from England, we find the following:
> 1637 - John Tower and Samuel Lincoln came from Old Hingham, and both
> settled at New Hingham."
> "Some time in the year 1691, I being present as a witness to the deed
> sale that John Tower, Sen., made to his son Samuel Tower, I then and there
> heard John Tower, Sen., object against the signing of this deed, because
> his son Benjamin had a way to his land that he had sold him that lay at
> east side of his orchard, whereupon Samuel Tower said, let not that
> for if his Brother Benjamin would get a written made, he would sign it.
> John Stodder, Jun."
> "John Tower invariably made his mark when his signature was required
> deeds or other instruments of writing, while his wife always signed her
> "John Tower left no will, nor is there any settlement of his estate in
> the Probate Courts. At the time of his death, three of his children had
> deceased; namely, John, Jonathan, and Jeremiah. His descendants living
> seven children, thirty-nine grandchildren, and thirteen
> Children of JOHN TOWER and MARGARET IBROOK are:
> 2. i. JOHN3 TOWER, b. Abt. 1639, Hingham, MA: baptized 13 Decembver
> d. 30 August 1693, Braintree, MA: age 53 years 8 months 17 days.
> ii. JONATHAN TOWER, b. Abt. 1641.
> 3. iii. IBROOK TOWER, b. Abt. 1643.
> iv. JEREMIAH TOWER, b. Abt. 1645.
> v. ELIZABETH TOWER, b. Abt. 1648.
> vi. SARAH TOWER, b. Abt. 1650.
> 4. vii. HANNAH TOWER, b. Abt. 1652, Hingham, MA; d. 1722, Rehoboth, MA
> (?) age about 70 years.
> 5. viii. BENJAMIN TOWER, b. Abt. 1654, Hingham, MA: baptized 5 November
> 1654; d. 24 March 1721/22, Hingham, MA: age 68 years 4 months 19 days.
> ix. JEMIMA TOWER, b. 25 April 1660.
> x. SAMUEL TOWER, b. 26 January 1661/62.
> Pioneers of Massachusetts by Pope also records this John TOWER of Hingham.
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