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Snow, Richard

Snow, Richard[1]

Male 1608 - 1677  (~ 68 years)

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  • Name Snow, Richard 
    Born SAY Dec 1608  Barnstaple, Devonshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    Baptism 21 Dec 1608  Barnstaple, Devonshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Possessions 1655  Woburn, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    property and was included in the town tax list 
    Will 30 Jan 1676  Woburn, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • His will reads: "That I Richard Snow of Woubourne in the county of Middlesex in the Massachusetts collony in new england altho weake in body yet perfect in sences do make this my last will and testament to dispose of that little estate the lord hath bestowed on mee; I do make my beloved wife Anis Snow and my youngest son Zachary Snow to be my Executores. I do bequeath to my eldest son John Snow one parcell of land that his house now standeth one and one parcell of meddow that he hath now in possession;
      It: to my son James Snow I do bequeath one parcell of land in hungry plain feill halfe my land there that is to say halfe my broke up land from the end of the broke up land to run with a straight line to the swampe and halfe my lott att the Cedar swampe; and one parcell of meadow called hart hole; and one parcell of meddow in mapple meddow from a point of upland in the meddow with a straight line to the river; and a third part of my devision of timber and a third of what is to be layd out;
      It: to my son Samuell Snow I do bequeath halfe my land joyning to my house and halfe the swampe with all the conveniencyes: and two akers of meddow on the other sidt of mapple meddow river: and a third part of my devision of timber: and a third part of what is to be layd out: and halfe my meddow at Steprocke: and the rest of my land att hungry plain to be equally devided between my son Samuell and my son Zachary:
      It: I do require that my sons equally do pay to my beloved wife twenty bushells of come yearly as followeth : five bushells of wheat and five of ry: and five bushells of barley; and five bushells of Indian corne; and the keeping of two cowes summer and winter yearly; and foure cords of wood yearly and after my funerall and my legacyes thus bestowed: I make my beloved wife Anis and my son Zachary my executores this 30th. of the eleventh month 1676: unto which we have sett our hands

      Witness our hands
      RICHARD SNOW his X mark
      Francis Wyman
      Allen Convers
      Zachariah Convers
      Sworn in Court by Francis Wyman and Allen Convers: as attest J R C I Commonwealth of Massachusetts Middlesex ss·. Registry of Probate A true copy.

      The Inventory of the Estate of Richard Snow: deceased, 5th of May 1677; totaled £188, including a dwelling house, barn, orchard, ten acres of town land, nine acres of meadow, and eleven acres of remote land. His 75 acre woodland was valued at £40
    Died 5 May 1677  Woburn, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    Probate 19 Jun 1677  Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
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    Family Barrat, Annis \ Avis,   b. Abt 1616, Devonshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 May 1677, Woburn, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 61 years) 
    Married Abt 1639  Woburn, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    • Richard (-1677) & Anis/?Avis _____; ca 1639?; Woburn
    Children 
     1. Snow, John,   b. Abt 1640,   d. 25 Nov 1706, Woburn, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 66 years)
    Last Modified 18 Jun 2021 
    Family ID F2840  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - SAY Dec 1608 - Barnstaple, Devonshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBaptism - 21 Dec 1608 - Barnstaple, Devonshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Abt 1639 - Woburn, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsPossessions - property and was included in the town tax list - 1655 - Woburn, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsWill - 30 Jan 1676 - Woburn, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 5 May 1677 - Woburn, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsProbate - 19 Jun 1677 - Middlesex County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Snow-Estes Ancestry, by Nora E. Snow, 1939
      Volume 1, pg. 1 and following

      Richard Snow was the earliest inhabitant of Woburn, Mass. bearing his name and was taxed there in the Rate for the Country, assessed Sept. 8, 16451 the first tax in Woburn upon record. In 1647-81 land was granted him by the town and on Nov. 19, 1656, he bought a house and twenty acres of land of George Farley, an original inhabitant of Woburn, then recently removed to Billerica; and in the general distribution of common lands and timber, made in 1668, he had a due proportion assigned him in the "fifth Eighth." With Edward Johnson, he witnessed the will of Thomas Fuller regarding his grandchildren, proved Nov. 10, 1656. Middlesex County Court Records, vol. r :183 says that "In 1659 Richard Snow is dismissed from ordinary trainings in consideration of his insufficiency to bear arms." Although he seemed to have been an industrious, thriving husbandman and to have maintained a respectable rank in society, yet he never attained to any considerable office either in the church or town, perhaps because of not being ambitious of honor and distinction, but probably because of some physical infirmity causing his "insufficiency to bear arms." Apr. 4, 1687, his son Samuel sold to Joseph Carter, "the one half part of my father Richard Snow, late of Woburn, his house lot, which half part also contains one "Hovell with a seller in the side hill."

  • Sources 
    1. [S908] Snow, Richard of Woburn - GenForum message, 11 March 2014; proposed dates for family of Richard Snow of Woburn.

    2. [S1944] England Births & Christenings, 1538 -1975 (FS), viewed; 14 May 2020; baptism of Richard Snow, son of Patrick; FHL Film Number: 0962417 IT 1.

    3. [S908] Snow, Richard of Woburn - GenForum message, 11 March 2014; undocumented but possible birth date for Richard Snow.

    4. [S907] Middlesex County, MA: Abstracts of Court Files, 1649–1675, 11 March 2014.

    5. [S906] Snow - The Richard Snow Family of Woburn - typescript, pg. 4.

    6. [S2540] New England Marriages to 1700 (Torrey), http://www.americanancestors.org/PageDetail.aspx?recordId=6586274; 11 March 2014.