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John Stebbins

Male 1626 - 1679  (53 years)


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  • Name John Stebbins  [1, 2
    Born 1626  England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    _FA2 25 Sep 1660  Hampshire Co., Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    "John Stebbins of Northampton beinge bound to p'secute Robert Lyman of the same Towne for misdeameaninge himselfe towards his the said John Stebbins wife: he the said John Stebbins complaynes to this Corte for that the said Robert frequentinge the said Johns house did use very evill & unseemely behaviour towards his the said Johns wife inticinge her severall tymes that he might ly wth her, takinge her in his armes, & otherwise venting his unchast desires:

    Robert Liman for his gross lacivious carriage & misdemeanor towards the said John Stebbins wife, in assaulting wth ye temtacon (NOTE: "temptation") severall tymes & profferinge to abuse her by lyinge wth her & shewing much immodest behaviour towards her, is fyned to the County the summe of 10. Also he is to pay for Deborah Bartletts cominge fro Northampton as a witness 6/8. But Robert Bartlett remitted that 6/8.

    Robert Lyman beinge bound under a 20 bond for his appearing at this Corte and for his good abearinge, was discharged of his bond by this Corte. 
    Occupation 31 Mar 1668  Northampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Appointed constable for the town of Northampton 
    Occupation 27 Mar 1677/78  Northampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Appointed tithingman for the town of Northampton, charged with enforcing attendance at church services and town meetings, and with enforcing curfews  
    Died 7 Mar 1678/79  Northampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • "John Stebbins of Northampton dyeing in an unusual way & manner attested by a jury of 12 men according to law as per their paper on file declares, In wch. paper ye inquest of the jury is Brought in; which is in Severall Particulars, as 1st a Warmth & heate in his Body yt dead persons are not usuall to have 2ly they found four places upon his brest yt seemed to have been Pintched, Though the Docter informed ym that in his life time there was a swelling between ye Pintches, 3ly they finde his neck verry flexable so that wth Ease it might be moved as a Liveing person, 4ly Upon ye small of ye Back & below it they finde Severall Hundreds of spots small ones as if they had been shott with small shott wch was scraped & found holes under ye spotts into his body 5ly they found a great Scab or Scarr upon his short Ribbs on his Right side wch they tooke of & underneath found holes into his body" [6]
    • "The aforesd jury of 12 men being summoned a 2d time

      And haveing againe reviewed ye Body of Jno Stebbins & found as formerly only his body seemed somewhat more cold yn before his joynts more limber & his testicals sorely Wounded which they discerned not before Also a blueness on his sides which was not before

      To the abovesd the jury viz Lieut Wm Clark Deacon Holton Joseph Parsons Senr: Tho: Hastings Ens: Jno Lyman Jno King Isaac Shelding, David Burt, Mr Wm Jeans, Alexander Edwards, Timo Baker, Mr Joseph Hawley tooke their oaths in Corte accordingly except David Burt who was not then present" [6]
    • "The Corte haveing spent much time in considering ye Return of the jury about John Stebbins Death & haveing inquired into ye testimony & ye suspitions of Witch Craft By giveing Samll Bartlett Oppertunitie to bring in all yt can be come at that way Upon the heareing & weighing all yt can be come at & hath been presented in Corte, see not good to fasten upon any Person so as to order restrainte & require ffurther attendance at prsent; Yet ye matter being Solemn & Serious we doe apprehend it our duty to transmit all the testimonys to our Honored Governor & Magistrates Entreating their pruseall & Consideration of ye Case & to act therein & thereabout as they shall see meete. And the testimonys ordered, by the clark, to be delivered to ye Worshipful Major Pynchon, to be by him transmitted with a relation of ye case as aforesayd" [7]
    Probate 20 Mar 1678/79  Hampshire Co., Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Estate inventory taken; total value 617.03.11 
    Probate 25 Mar 1679  Hampshire Co., Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Widow Abigail (Bartlet) Stebbins appointed administratrix with her brother Samuel Bartlet 
    Probate 30 Sep 1679  Hampshire Co., Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    An agreement filed between widow Abigail (Bartlet) Stebbins and the thirteen children of John Stebbins, whereby she is granted 1/3 of the estate in recognition that she is responsible for raising "diverse small children" 
    Probate 30 Mar 1680  Hampshire Co., Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Additional inventory filed; value 21.19.09; estate settlement 
    Probate 29 Mar 1681  Hampshire Co., Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Estate settlement by agreement between the heirs 
    Probate 28 Mar 1682  Hampshire Co., Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Samuel Bartlet released as administrator, Abigail (Bartlet Stebbins) Strong having remarried to a Jadadia (sic.) Strong or Northampton, who is now administrator 
    Probate 31 Mar 1685  Hampshire Co., Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    Strong petitions for a committee to divide undisposed land from the estate so that it might be distributed to the heirs 
    Probate 28 Mar 1690  Hampshire Co., Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [14
    Strong petitions for reimbursement of expenses from the estate; his request is postponed till such time as any other legatees have had an opportunity to review 
    Probate 27 Apr 1720  Hampshire Co., Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [15
    Daughter Mary (Stebbins) Strong, having not received her share of the estate, is granted a parcel of four acres, value 4; it is not clear whether this piece of land had been included in previous inventories 
    Buried Northampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • Bridge Street Cemetery [2]
    John Stebbins (1626 - 1679) - Find A Grave Memorial
    John Stebbins (1626 - 1679) - Find A Grave Memorial
    Includes biographical information.

    Maintained by: Kevin Avery
    Originally Created by: Marigay
    Record added: Jul 27, 2001
    Find A Grave Memorial# 5642542
    Person ID I1242  Wm L Gann Ancestors
    Last Modified 31 Jan 2018 

    Father Rowland Stebbins,   c. 5 Nov 1592, Bocking, Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Dec 1671, Northampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 79 years) 
    Mother Sarah Whiting,   b. 1590 - 1591, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   bur. 4 Oct 1649, Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 58 years) 
    Married 30 Nov 1618  England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F549  Group Sheet

    Family 1 Anne Munson 
    Married 14 May 1646  Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [16
    Last Modified 27 Jun 2011 
    Family ID F598  Group Sheet

    Family 2 Abigail Bartlet,   b. 6 Sep 1636, Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jul 1689, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years) 
    Married 17 Dec 1657  Northampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F599  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
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