WILLIAM EDMANDS, born in 1610, a
tailor, was made a freeman in
was licensed to keep an Inn in
is an interesting case in the Essex County Court, pertaining to him and his
wife Ann. One Henry Greene had a daughter Mary, who was afflicted with a
"dangerous sore leg". He had placed her in charge of Dr. Comfort
on the estate of William Edmands was granted to John Edmands, of
i. JOHN b. about 1638; m. SARAH HUDSON and MARY ___.
ii. MARY, b. about 1640; m. JOSEPH HUTCHINS.
iii. JOSEPH, b. 1643, deposed in 1660"aged about 17"; m. SUSANNA ____.
iv. SAMUEL: m. ELIZABETH MERRIAM.
(William 1), born in Lynn, Mass., before 1640, died in Lynn between 6
Oct. 1701 and 6 Apr. 1701; married (1), in Lynn, 16 Dec. 1662, SARAH HUDSON who
died 15 Feb. 1682.
He married (2.) about 1686, MARY
who probably was a widow George, and the sister of the wife of Joshua
Blanchard, of Charlestown. John Edmands in his Will
speaks of his "brother-in-law", Joshua Blanchard '. An exhaustive
search apparently proved that Mary was not a Blanchard,and as John Edmands. only
sister married a Hutchins, the only way that Edmands and Blanchard could be
brother-in-laws would be by their wives being sisters. Joshua Blanchard had two wives, his first was
Edmands, of Lynn, husbandman, made his Will, 6 Oct.1701, proved 6
Apr. 1702. He calls himself "sick and weake"
and gives his whole estate to wife Mary until son Joseph is of age; he gives to
daughter Mary Edmands; daughter Elizabeth Edmands; daughter-in-law Elizabeth
George; son William to be maintained by wife until son Joseph is of age and if
William then remains "lame and decrepid ",
Joseph is to care for him; to daughter Mehetabel when
of age; to daughter Rebecca when of age and if she remains weak and sickly,
Joseph is to care for her; youngest son Ebenezer Edmands to have the housing
that was" my father William Edmands' ".Benjamin and Samuel, two sons,
were to be put at trades when fifteen years of age; to daughter Hannah Edmands
and to two oldest daughters, Mary and Elizabeth Edmands. Wife
Mary to be executrix and brother-in-law Joshua Blanchard to be overseer.
By first wife, Sarah Hudson:
.i. WILLl.AM, b. 16 June 1664. .
ii. JOHN, b. 1 Feb. 1665-6.
iii.JONATHAN, b. 30 Sept. 1668.
IV. MARY. b. 14 Oct. 1671.
V.ELIZABETH, b. 1 May 1677.
vi..NATHANIEL, b. 2 Apr. 1680.
By second wife, Mary___:
.vii JOSEPH, b. 1 Mar. 1686-7.
viii..BENJAMN, b. 6 Sept.1668. .
ix. SA.MUEL, b. 7 Feb. 1691.
x. EBENEZER, b. 5 Apr.1693.
xi. MEHETABEL, b. 27 Feb. 1695-6.
.xii REBECCA.; mentioned in her father's will.
xiii. HANNAH; mentioned in her father's will.
JOSEPH EDMANDS (JOHN2,WILLIAM1)born in Lynn Mass., 1 Mar. 1686-7,died in Dudley,Mass.,between 20,June 1751 and 5 June 1768; married(Int.) in Lynn, 25 Oct. 1707,Mary Pratt, of Charleston, perhaps daughter of Joseph and Dorcas (Folger) Pratt, wbo died before 1745, probably in Dudley. He married (2), in Woodstock, Conn., 6 Aug. 1746, MRS. BATHSHEBA (SANFORD) HOLMEs, daughter of Thomas and Christian Sanford, of Boston, and widow of David Holmes.
Joseph Edmands remained in
He made his Will. 20 June 1751, proved 5 July 1768. He gave to son-in-law Joseph Scott. and son-in-law David Cutting, being in full of their wives' portions of his estate; to daughter-in-law. Hannah Edmands, the late wife of son William Edmands, deceased, one shill- ing, he having had his share; to son-in-law Philip Newell. in full of his late wife Hannah.s share; to son Benjamin Edmands; to grand- daughter. Mary Newell, in care of her father, Philip Newell, and if she dies, to be divided amongst her surviving sisters. " Whereas there is a certain Joynture made between me and my well beloved wife Bathsheba dated Aug. 5, 1746 , wherein it was agreed that if she survived me and should choose to leave my house she should have £100 inasmuch as she bas been a loving wife she is to have £6-13-4 more. Son Joseph Edmands to be Executor and to have the residue. (Worcester Probate 18829.)
Essex Co. Deeds, 22: 79. Joseph Edmands
of Lynn, husbandman, sells to Mr. John Brintnall of
Joseph Edmands of
Joseph Edmands of
42: 153 and 49: 50. Joseph Edmands sells
his homestead in
14: 517. William Dudley of Roxbury.
seIls to Joseph Edmands. of
4: 316. Joseph Edmands of a farm callcd Kekamowudchaug, between Woodstock and Oxford. Bells Jonathan Newell. of a farm adjoyning, a tract of land in Kekamowadchuug. 81 Mar. 1727.
22: 154. Joseph Edmunds of Dudley. for great
love and paternal affection for son William Edmunds. gives
him land in
HANNAH ..b. 13
ii JOHN. b. 17 Dec. 1711, died young.
iii. JOSEPH, b. 1 Feb. 1714.
iv. WILLlAM, b. 14 Mar. 1716; m. HANNAH SCOTT .
v. MARY, b. 30 Aug. 1719; m. JOSEPH SCOT'l' and DANIELL KNOWLTON.
vi. SARAH, b. about 1721; m. DAVID CUTTING
vii. BENJAMIN; b. about 1724 m. MEHETABEL TRUSDALE of Pomfret.
MARY 4 EDMANDS (Joseph I, John
2, William 1), born in Lynn.
SEE Scott Family for continued Descendants