John Wadleigh1,2

M, #82, d. 7 November 1727
  • Name Variation: 1718; Capt. John Wadleigh3
  • Marriage*: circa 1682;
    - Noyes book: "Abigail Marston (John of Salem)"
    - Marston book: "m. Wadleigh, of Exeter."
    - Marriage date a guess, based on birth of first known child.; Principal=Abigail Marston1,4
  • Residence*: 1685; Exeter, Rockingham Co., New Hampshire
  • Residence: 1701; Salisbury, Essex Co., Massachusetts
  • Occupation*: 1701; Millwright
  • Death*: 7 November 1727; Salisbury, Essex Co., Massachusetts; Capt.5
  • Note*: Participated in Gove's Rebellion, 27 Jan 1682/83. John Wadleigh was found guilty of being in Gove's company, but was pardoned and released. His brother Joseph died in prison, and his brother Robert was held for probably three years.6
  • Note: On 12 Aug 1685 Robert Wadleigh senior of Exeter gentleman, with consent of Sarah his wife and John Wadleigh his eldest son, sold to Peter Folsom of Exeter planter a parcel of meadow and upland in the town of Wells, being one sixth of the estate of his father John Wadleigh.

    On the same day John Wadleigh of Exeter with Abigail his wife sold to Peter Folsom a parcel of meadow and upland in the town of Wells, being one third of the estate of his grandfather John Wadleigh, given to John Wadleigh by his father Robert Wadleigh.7
  • Note: Lists:
    1687: Selectman, Exeter.
    1689: Signed the General Petition of the Inhbitants and train soldiers 20 Feb 1689/90 to Massachusetts to set up a temporary government (list 57).
    1701: Selectman, Salisbury.
    1712: Listed among Kittery Maine land owners.8
  • Note: By deed dated 8 Oct 1701 Robert Wadleigh senior of Exeter yeoman, in consideration of his natural affection towards his son John, granted to his son John Wadleigh of Salisbury in the county of Essex millwright all his lands and rights in the townships of Wells and Kittery or elsewhere in the county of York or in the province of Maine eastward of Piscataqua River.2
  • Note: Name: John Wadhigh
    Date: June 19, 1710
    Company: Capt. John Wadhigh
    Regiment: North Essex9
  • Note: The records of Salisbury Second Church, West Parish, Rocky Hill, show that Capt. John Wadleigh was admitted 9 Jan 1718/19, and on 11 January was baptized and "in covenant". His wife Abigail was admitted 2 March.10
  • Note: Salisbury HR [representative in the General Assembly] 1718, 19; capt. 1717; M Abigail Marston (1659-1727) in c1683, 6 ch; farmer; will. No committees, but he presented a series of petitions protesting boundary issues with New Hampshire, describing troubles with John Bridger over the cutting of timber, and complaining of the burdens of taxation on his town.11
  • Note: Will of John Wadleigh of Salisbury millwright, written 13 Jan 1725, proved 29 Mar 1727/28, names wife Abigail, sons Joseph, John, and Ephraim, and daughters Abigail the wife of Ezekiel Morrill, and Alice the wife of William Daniels. Executors sons Joseph and Ephraim. Inventory taken 27 Dec 1727, sum £935. Properties included, in part, house, land about house, a grist mill, a saw mill, and two 200 acre tracts in Wells Township (Maine). One of the Wells tracts is described as "Land in wells Township being one half of Two hundred acres granted by ye commoners of wells joyning to a farm of Majr Simonds Epes as it may be found on ye Commoners Book in wells." Essex County, Massachusetts, Probate Papers, Case #28657.12
Last Edited: 2 Aug 2015

Parents:

Father: Robert Wadleigh1,2 d. a 28 Oct 1701
Mother: Sarah (?)1

Family:

Abigail Marston b. 19 Feb 1658
  • Marriage*: circa 1682;
    - Noyes book: "Abigail Marston (John of Salem)"
    - Marston book: "m. Wadleigh, of Exeter."
    - Marriage date a guess, based on birth of first known child.; Principal=Abigail Marston1,4

Children:

Ruth Wadleigh8
Abigail Wadleigh+ 12,13 b. 30 Mar 1684, d. 29 May 1728
Joseph Wadleigh12 b. 7 Mar 1686
John Wadleigh12 b. 14 Aug 1691
Alice Wadleigh12 b. 27 Aug 1693
Ephraim Wadleigh12 b. 25 Nov 1697

Citations

  1. [S54] Genealogical Dictionary of Maine and New Hampshire, by Sybil Noyes, Charles Thornton Libby, Walter Goodwin Davis. Orig. publ. in five parts Portland 1928-39., p. 707.
  2. [S53] York County Maine deed transcriptions on NEHGS website database "Maine: Early Wills & Deeds", based on CD "Early Maine deeds & wills ed. Jennifer P. Moss, publ. NEHGS 2006, based on William M. Sargent's Maine wills 1640-1760, published in 1887, and York deeds, published between 1887 and 1910..."., Vol. 6, p. 254-5 (Book 6, Folio 134-5).
  3. [S52] The Old Families of Salisbury and Amesbury Massachusetts, by David Hoyt. publ. Providence, R. I., Vol. I 1897, Vol. II 1902. Viewed on archive.org & FamilySearch.org., 2:418.
  4. [S125] The Marston Genealogy : in two parts, by Nathan Washington Marston, publ. 1888. [Viewed on Archive.org], p. 468.
  5. [S82] Database "Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850" on www.AmericanAncestors.org, Salisbury - V1, p. 627, Salisbury Deaths.
  6. [S68] The Gove book : History and Genealogy of the American Family of Gove, and Notes of European Goves, by William Henry Gove, Salem, 1922. url=https://archive.org/details/govebookhistoryg00gove., p. 30-32 testimony & verdicts.
  7. [S53] York County Maine deed transcriptions on NEHGS website database "Maine: Early Wills & Deeds", based on CD "Early Maine deeds & wills ed. Jennifer P. Moss, publ. NEHGS 2006, based on William M. Sargent's Maine wills 1640-1760, published in 1887, and York deeds, published between 1887 and 1910..."., Vol. 4, p. 151-2 (Book 4, Folio 63-64).
  8. [S51] Genealogical Dictionary of Maine and New Hampshire, by Sybil Noyes, Charles Thornton Libby, Walter Goodwin Davis. Orig. publ. in five parts Portland 1928-39., p. 707.
  9. [S126] Website url=www.americanancestors.org, Colonial Soldiers and Officers in New England, 1620-1775. (Online database: AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2013). Massachusetts Officers and Soldiers 1702-1722, p. 177.
  10. [S52] The Old Families of Salisbury and Amesbury Massachusetts, by David Hoyt. publ. Providence, R. I., Vol. I 1897, Vol. II 1902. Viewed on archive.org & FamilySearch.org., 2:418, 2:427.
  11. [S126] Website url=www.americanancestors.org, Legislators of Massachusetts General Court, 1691-1780 (Online database: AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2002), (Orig. Pub. by Northeastern University Press , Boston, MA. John A. Schutz, Legislators of the Massachusetts General Court 1691-1780 A Biographical Dictionary, 1997.), p. 1119.
  12. [S41] Essex County, MA, Probate File Papers, 1631-1881. original documents. Image database on AmericanAncestors.org., Case #28657, John Wadleigh, 1728.
  13. [S82] Database "Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850" on www.AmericanAncestors.org, Salisbury - V1, births, p. 243.