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Family: James St. John / Rebecca Pickett (F4171)

m. 31 Dec 1673  Submit Photo / DocumentSubmit Photo / Document



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  • James St. JohnHusband | Male
    James St. John

    Born  abt. 1648  Windsor, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  9 May 1684  Norwalk, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried     
    Married  31 Dec 1673  Norwalk, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
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    Rebecca PickettWife | Female
    Rebecca Pickett

    Born  30 Jun 1650   
    Died     
    Buried     
    Father  John Pickett | F4172 Group Sheet 
    Mother  Margaret | F4172 Group Sheet 

  • Notes  Married:
    • The St. John Genealogy, 1907 by Orline St. John Alexander, pgs. 9-13:

      m. Dec. 31, 1673, Rebecca Pickett, b. June 30, 1650, the dau. of John and Margaret Pickett, of Stratford, Ct. (Patterson says, dau. of second wife ?). She distribution of Edman's Estate, 1706-7, the following persons are named, Joseph, Daniel, Mary Garnsey, Abigail, and Sarah (Stamford Rec., vol. A, 436). Joseph Garnsey and Abigail Lockwood of Stamford sold to Edman Lockwood, " Land of our Father's Estate, namely Edman Lockwood," Jan. 30, 1706 (S. L. Rec., vol. A, 436). The will of Edmond Lockwood (jr), 1739-40, mentions three sisters, Mary Garnsey, Abigail Clark, Sarah Lounsbury (S. Prob. Rec, vol. i. 315).
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      Exerpt from his will:

      ...I doe bequeth nvy Soul to God my Boddy to a comly buriall I doe bequeath unto my beloved wife Rebecca Sention I say I doe frely give and bequeath to my wife rebecca all my whole Estate of houseing and land and whatsoever with all the rest of my moveable Estate within and without dureing the time of her natural life after her deceas...

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      March y e 9th 1684.

      To y e Hon rd Court now sitting at Fairfield This may Informe y r . worships that thes few lines are a declerate of a mutuall agreement
      betwixt Rebecca Sention the widow and Relect of James Sention deceased att Norwake in this last year 1684 on y e one party and Mathias Sention Sen 1- , the other party he in y e name and behalf of his sonn James Sention as he is a legatee in the last will and testament of my beloved Brother James Sention deceased as above s d . ? Imprimis acording to will we grant James Sention y e sonn of Mathias Sention for to have one half of y e horn lott which y e James Sention deceased dyed possessed of with all the privileges and apurtenances belonging to the sayd half the sayd half for to extend to y e same front and rare as it now is together with all fences, trees stone and timber swamp or pasture building only as for the building that then shall be upon y e sayd land shall be valued p indiferent persons in Case the persons nextly conserned cannot agree what may be equall as to a valuable price and farther more y e afore s d widow dot agree y* if in Case she shall in her lifetime sell the other half of the lott which p will her owne for ever if she pleas y* then the s d James Sention the Legatee shall have y e first Refusall of the Sale therof provided he will give as much as another will for the say d half which is hers and farthermore it is agreed y* if this Legatee James Sention shall depart this life before y*. he is to posses y 1 . then this his Legate shall returne to one in y e same famely wherto he doth Apertaine.

      Signed in y e presens of Rebecca Sention
      John Piatt
      Mathias Sention
      Samuel Hoyt Sen r .

      Our humbel request is y l this our agreement may Obtaine Acceptance.

      Resp y r humble petioners
      Mathias Sention ?
      Rebecca Sention widow.

      To y e present Hon rd . Court now Sitting in ffairfield if it may
      pleas y r . honors for to remember at a Court Somtime in the month of Novemb 1 " last 1684 ther was the will of our brother James Sention deceased in Norwake this year past and in the S d will Somthings ware in obscurity or at least not so fully xprest therin as to full Satisfaction of the Sayd Court then present in Reference to y e Clear distribution or devideing his lands betewext his Surviveing widow Rebecca Sention and Som of the legatees wherfore for this end y l this will of our beloved Brother may not meet with any farther Obstruction this " in ' present Court but may Obtaine a True and Legall Settlment acording to law and therin both our Sister y e widow and all the legatees with our Self being more neerly related may mayntaine peace and love each with other as becommeth us to this end we whose names are under written have mutually agreed namely y e widoe or relect of James Sention deceased in Norwake the on party and Marke Sention and and Samuel Sention and Ephraim Lockwood in the behalf of each of our Children as thay are named in y e will as Legatees thay being under age we say we Ingage in their names and in their behalf as the other party with the af ors d . widow in this Complyane Imp : y* all and the whole of the half of the lands apertaining to our beloved brother James Sention deceased of late in Norwake y l he died possest of Excepting his horn lott and the priveliges therof as housing Orchards pastureing all which y e s d homsted is excepted from as but otherwais all the half of the s d lands whether lying in fields or in Common as meadowes uplands or aret pasture Land right in all Corn-money apertains to y e half of his estate or y e Estate of his predisesors acording to our Towne Grant I say wee whose names abovs d : due mutually agree y t : the Compleat half of all Ins Lands namely our Brother James Sentions land Lyin the bounds of Norwake excepting his homlott as above Sayd Shall be thus devided 1st. to Jaseph Sention Sonn to Marke Sention y e one half of this half after her deceas which is first devided from y e whole of his Lands Excepting his homlotts 2 dly . acording to will we grant to Thomas Sention one quarter part of this devided half from the widow 3 dly . acording to will we agree to grant to James Lockwood the last quarter of this devided half with the widow ? all after her deceas to this mutuall agreement we have unchangabley sett to our hands y e 9th March 1684.

      Signed in the presens of us witnes Rebecca Sention
      Samuel Hayes Sen r .
      Marke Sention
      John Piatt
      Samuel Sention
      famy Ephram Lockwood wharto y e deceased legacy did in Cas any of the present legatees deceas before age belonge. then y e legacy to reterne to one of the same.

      State of Connecticut, SS. Probate Court, District of Fairfield.
      Fairfield June 7th, 1895. This may certify that the above and foregoing is a true copy of Pages 162 & 163 Vol. 1675-89 of the probate records of the District of Fairfield. Attest, Elmore S. Banks, Clerk. (L. S.)




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