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  1. JONATHAN POOLE: Birth: ABT 1634 in Billerica / Cambridge, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts. Death: 24 DEC 1678 in Reading (now Wakefield), Middlesex Co., Massachusetts

  2. Mary Poole: Birth: 1638. Death: 29 AUG 1689 in Dedham, Norfolk Co., Massachusetts

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1. Title:   The Essex Genealogist: "John Poole of Lynn and Reading" by Marcia W. Lindberg (Essex Society of Genealogists, Vol. 21, No. 4, November 2001)
2. Title:   Eaton, Lilley, Town of Reading (Boston: Alfred Mudge & Son, 1874)
Page:   pgs. 106-107
3. Title:   Howard, Loea P., Ancient Redding in Massachusetts Bay Colony (Boston: Thomas Todd Co., Printers, 1944)
4. Title:   Pope, Charles Henry, The Pioneers of Massachusetts (Pub. 1900, Reprint 1965)
5. Title:   Poole, Charles H., Genealogical Records of the Poole Family & Particularly the Descendants of John Poole of Reading.... (1876)
6. Title:   Anderson, Robert C., The Great Migration Begins, Immigrants to New England 1620-1633, Vol. III, P-W (Boston: NEHGS, 1995)
7. Title:   Clara Pierce Olson Overbo, Ancestors & Descendants of Clark Proctor Nichols: In England and America 1620-2001 (Decorah, Iowa: The Anundsen Publishing Co., 2002).
Page:   pgs. 9-10
8. Title:   Web Site
9. Title:   Massachusetts Vital Records
10. Title:   Torrey, Clarence Almon, New England Marriages Prior to 1700 (Baltimore: Genealogical Pub. Co., Inc., 1985)
Page:   pg. 592

a. Note:   ol. III, by Robert Charles Anderson, NEHGS, Boston, 1995 Pages 1493-1496. JOHN POOLE ORIGIN: Unknown MIGRATION: 1632 FIRST RESIDENCE: Cambridge REMOVES: Lynn 1633, Reading by 1650 OCCUPATION: Miller. EDUCATION: John Poole signed his name to deeds and to his will. Margaret made her mark, an "M," to one deed [ELR 2:105]. ESTATE: Granted two hundred acres in the 1638 division of land at Lynn [EQC 2:270]. On 28 May 1650 John Poole of Redding, yeoman, sold to George Keysar of Lynn, tanner, sixteen acres of salt marsh in Romley marsh in Lynn [ELR 1:25]. On 20 February 1653[/4] John Poole of Redding, miller, sold to Allen Bread of Lynn, husbandman, "one dwelling house called the cow house in Lynn and nine acres of upland," and three acres of meadow in the town marsh, and two more acres of meadow in the town marsh, and six acres of upland and marsh in the place called the Reeds [ELR 2:105]. In his will, dated 14 February 1666[/7] and proved 18 June 1677, "John Poole Senior though weak in body" made "my son Jonathan Poole my heir and executor of all my goods and chattels [I] die seized of and to pay these legacies following": to "my daughter Mary my farm beyond Ipswich River both upland and meadow," along with "half my household stuff"; to "my son Mathew Edwards the piece of land that lyeth on the top of the hill, adjoining to Mr. Brock's land ... furthermore my will is that my son Mathew Edwards & my daughter Mary his wife shall have the use of half my 26 acres of meadow in Beare Meadow" for life; to "my grandchild John Barrat" £15 at age fourteen; to "my grandchild Lidea Barrat" £12 at age fourteen; to "my grandchild Marey Edwards, and to my grandchild Sarah Edwards, and to my grandchild Elizabeth Edwards" £8 apiece at fourteen years; to "my grandchild John Poole one fifth part of the sawmill farm" at age sixteen or eighteen which "my son Jonathan shall please"; to "my grandchild Sarah Poole" £10 by age fourteen; to "my grandchild Mary Poole" £8 by age fourteen; to "my brother Armitag that 47s. that is in Captain Marshall's hands of which he is to give unto his three sons 5s. apiece"; to "my sister Armitag if she be left a widow" £4; to "my cousin Godfrey Armitag and to his wife & to his two children" 5s. apiece; to "Mr. Dane of Andover" 20s. and to "Mrs. Dane I give half a dozen of napkins & a pint pot"; to "son Jonathan's wife, if my son die & leave her a widow, the use of the sawmill farm" during her widowhood; to Mr. Brock 20s.; and to "my son-in-law Will[ia]m Barratt" 20s.; "my trusty and well beloved friends William Coudery and John Brown Jr. to be my overseers" [MPR 3:69-71]. "An inventory of the goods of John Poole of Redding who deceased the first of the second month 1667" was taken on 13 April 1667 and totalled £716 12s., of which £528 10s. was real estate: "dwelling house and barn," £40; "the mill," £30; "orchard & five acres of ground," £25; "land in the neck broken & unbroken about 100 acres," £70; "the sawmill farm, upland & meadow," £130; "a parcel of land upon the hill & swamp adjoining thereto," £10; "in the mill meadow 3 acres," £9; "in the sawmill meadow 15 acres," £60; "1 acre of meadow in reedy meadow," £1; "14 acres of meadow in Mr. Dilligane's meadow," £28; "1 acre of meadow in the great meadow," £2 10s.; "in Bear Meadow 26 acres," £52; "20 acres of upland in the plain," £26; "4 acres of meadow more," £3; and "the farm beyond the river, upland & meadow being 213 acres," £42 [MPR 3:71-72]. BIRTH: By about 1609 based on estimated date of marriage. DEATH: Reading 1 April 1667 (from inventory). MARRIAGE: By about 1631 Margaret _____ (assuming that she was mother of both his children). She died at Reading on 20 April 1662. CHILDREN: i JONATHAN, b. say 1631; m. by 1656 Judith _____ (birth of daughter 11 July 1656). She married (2) William Hasey and (3) Robert Gould; her surname was not Jacobs [NEHGR 94:397-99]. ii Mary, b. say 1637; m. (1) Reading 2 December 1657 Matthew Edwards [Bailey 3:77]; m. (2) Dedham 7 January 1685/6 Timothy Dwight [DeVR 21]. COMMENTS: John Poole was fifth in the list, probably created in 1632, of eight men who were the earliest settlers of Cambridge [CaTR 2]. He must have moved away very soon, for he does not appear in the earliest grants of land in 1633, and he is next seen in Lynn. On 27 March 1638 "John England whipped for eavesdropping, a common liar and running away from his master Poole of Saugus" [EQC 1:7]. On 27 October 1643 John Poole stood surety for Joseph Armetage for a bond that Tege O'Mahonie be taught "to read the English tongue" [EQC 1:57]. On 9 July 1644 John Poole sued Hugh Burt and Robert Mansfield of Lynn for "taking away his arms" and was allowed to "maintain six poles and two feet of fence as a result" [EQC 1:67]. William Barrett married at Cambridge on 19 August 1656 Sarah Champney and had by her two children, Lydia and John, before her death on 21 August 1661, after which Barrett married thrice more and had more children by his second wife. By naming his grandchildren John and Lydia Barrett and his son-in-law William Barrett, John Poole is clearly claiming kinship with Sarah Champney, first wife of William. In his account of Richard Champney of Cambridge, Savage noted that he had a daughter Sarah born in May 1638, and assumed that she was the wife of William Barrett. Savage said that in his will Champney named his wife, two sons and four daughters, and noted that John Poole in his will "calls William Barrett his son-in-law, and speaks of his daughter Sarah, as deceased wife of Barrett which seems to me inexplicable" [Savage 2:356]. Indeed, since Richard Champney and his only known wife Jane both outlived Poole, there seems no way in which Poole could be father or stepfather of this Sarah Champney. However, examination of the will of Richard Champney shows that he named only three daughters, and not four: Esther Converse, Mary French and Lydia Champney. In a codicil he further named "son John Hastings" who had married daughter Lydia after the will was made. There is no mention of a daughter Sarah or of any Barrett grandchildren (although William Barrett did swear to the will in court) [MPR 3:139-42]. John Champney of Cambridge had a daughter Sarah born at about the right time to be wife of William Barrett, but Champney's widow married Golden Moore and lived until 1675, so the connection cannot come through this family. The puzzle remains ----------------- Eaton, Lilley, Town of Reading, (Boston: Alfred Mudge & Son, 1874). Pp. 106-107. "POOLE, John; came here from Lynn ; was at Cambridge in 1632 ; was one of the earliest settlers of Reading, and probably the wealthiest. He lived on the present site of Wakefield's rattan factory, where he built the first grist-mill and fulling mill of the town. He also owned much land at the north end of the Great Pond, including the farm lately owned by Dea. Caleb Wakefield, and extending easterly, included the late Newcomb mill, where said Poole erected the first saw-mill, and included also the present farm of heirs of Benjamin Cox, of Lynnfield. He divided his estate between his son Jonathan and his grandson John. His wife Margaret d. in 1662, and he d. in 1667. Chil. : Jona., b. 1634, and succeeded to the homestead ; Mary, who m. 1657, Matthew Edwards, and perhaps Sarah, wife of Wm. Barrett."
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