Margaret Davison: Birth: 24 SEP 1658. Death: JUL 1666
Sarah Davison: Birth: 30 MAR 1660.
Daniel Davison: Birth: ABT 1662. Death: ABT 1704
William Davison: Birth: INT 1663 (Jan 17, 1730 minus 66 years). Death: 17 JAN 1730
John Davison: Birth: ABT 1666.
Margaret Davison: Birth: 26 JAN 1669.
Peter Davison: Birth: ABT 1670.
John Davison: Death: 22 NOV 1657
Title: History and Genealogy of Davison, Davisson, Davidson Families
Author: Davison, Arthur Henry
Publication: Torch Press
Title: Probate Records, Salem, Massachusetts, Vol. 303; "12/15/1692-Last will and Testament of Daniel Davison, Deceased" Dated Dec. 5, 1693
Text: Will of Daniel Davison In the name of God, Amen. I, Daniel Davison of Ipswich in the county of Essex in New England, being sick in body, but in sound and disposing memory praise be given to God for the same do make this my last will and testament in manner and form following: First: and principal I resign my soul into the merciful hands of almighty God my creator Asuredly hopeing through the merits of my Blessed Saviour to obtain pardon and remission of all my sins & my body I comit to the earth whence it was taken to be decently buried by the discretion of my Executor hereinafter named & for the worldly goods and estate the Lord hath given me, I dispose thereof as follows: I give unto my son William my dwellinghouse and barne and all my outhouses & orchards together with twenty acres of upland and the rest of the upland adjoining to the house lott on the west & northwest to my son William's at my beloved wifes decease or when she marries. Item: I give unto my son John fifteen acres of upland adjoining to Edward Potter and Samuel Lumass their land & so to front upon the road way to Boston also I give to my son John five acres of meadow in Bay Path meadow. Item: I give unto my son Thomas fifteen acres of upland joining to the land I have given my son Daniel & to joyne to Mr. Whipple's land; also I give to my son Thomas five acres of meaddow in Bay Meaddow. Item: I give to my son Peter fifteen acres of upland joyning to the land I have given my son Daniel on the one side & joyining to John Gilbert's land also I give to my son Peter five acres of meaddow in Bay path meaddow and I do oblige my sons John, Thomas and Peter their proportions of upland and meaddow to my Beloved wife in the same termes as I have obliged my son William. And whereas there is thirty acres of upland lying Between William and Peter's land not disposed which I value to be worth one hundred & twenty pounds, I doe lieue it in the hands of my Beloved wife whome I constitute & appoint to be my sole executrix of this my last will and testament, to be improved for Legacies to my Daughters Bridget & Dorcas distributing the overplus making them all equal and I doe appoint my son William to pay ten pounds for the use of his mother in order to my daughters portions Bridget & Dorcas; and my sons Daniel, & Thomas, & Peter shall have the priviledge of a high way to the Bay Road throught each others land & if by Gods providence any of my sons dy without issue then their part of land shall be equally divided among the survivers; In Witness of this my firm act and deed I have hereunto sett my hand and seals_______ Signed Sealed in presence of Richard Walker Senr; Isaac Swaine. The Mark of Danll Davison (Seal) Before ye Honoured Bartho Gedney Esq. Dec. 5, 1693____ Richard Walker Senr; & Isaac Swaine the witnesses within subscribe oath that they saw Daniel Davison sign & seal & heard him declare the written to be his last will & testament and that he was then of a disp
Attest Steph Sewall Regr. Dated Dec. 5, 1693 Probate Records, Salem, Massachusetts, Vol. 303; "12/15/1692-Last will and Testament of Daniel Davison, Deceased"
Title: Inventory of Daniel Davison
Text: From: Probate records of Salem, Mass. Vol. 303. The inventory of the Estate of Daniel Davison deceased taken this 27th day of November, 1693, by us whose names are under subscribed
A Dwelling House and Barne and outhouses 70£, Home Lott and orchard and meadow belonging 110£, 12 acres of tillage land 72£, Pasture land and Meadow 76 acres 304£, Neet cattle and sheep 34£ 1s, Swine and horse and maire 12£ 7s, Feather bed and stock bed with furniture 20£, Sheets, table linen and pewter 7£, Iron potts, brass kettle and warming pan 3£, Chests and boxes and three musketts 4£ 10s, Tramel fire pan tongues and frying pan, All utensells of Husbandry 21£ 10s, Sadle pollion and bridle and sword 2£ 10s, Spinning wheels and other lumber tables and chairs 2£, Indian corn and barley, wheat and rye 34£ 14s, Hay in Barne and oates threshed 17£ 12s, Sider and flax 14£ 10s, Total 720£ 12s, Debts due from the estate fiz, General expense 8£ 5s, Other debts 8£ 1s.
Richard Walker John Gilbert Davison Exrx.
Before the Honored Bartho Gedney, Esq. 12/5/1693 made oath that the above is a true perfect inventory of ye estate of her late husband Daniel Davison deceased if more comes to her knowledge she will ad the same. Attest Steph Sewall
Title: Falmouth - A New England Township in Nova Scotia 1760 -1965
Author: John V Duncanson
Publication: Windsor, Ontario August 1965
Note: Notes from AHD:
Daniel is NOT Daniel the son of Nicholas. THAT Daniel b. c. 1650-1
Daniel was probably a lowland Scot in Cromwell's army transported to America as an indentured servant. He probably came over in about 1651. By 1661 he was a landowner (farm of 110 acres in Ipswich). In 1666 He signs a petition in Ipswich. In 1667 he purchases land from Richard Hubbard and builds a house. Peter and Thomas move to Preston, CT (c. 1694) soon after the death of their father (1693). Ipswich V. R. list Daniel and Margaret m. 8 April 1657
Birth order and DOB conjectural on several children.
Daniel b. ~1662, William b. ~1664, John b. ~1666 Peter m. 6 Jan 1695-6, Elizabeth m. 23-March 1681-2 Bridget may be Elizabeth. Bridget appears only in will. Elizabeth does not. Daniel Reddington (of Beverly) is son of John & Mary (Gould). Ann Morgan is dau. Joseph Morgan Nicholas Williams is son of John & Martha (Knight) William's gravestone is in Hamilton. Says he died 1730 age 66. May have died 1728.
Daniel was a victim of Cromwellian victories over the Scotch Covenanters 1650-1. Taken prisoner at Dunbar, Scotland 3 Sep. 1650, Worcester, England 3 Sep 1651, or some battle in between. At Dunbar 10,000 prisoners were taken, 5,100 wounded were paroled. About 2000 were transported, 1500 to Ginea and about 200 to New England. Daniel was probably taken at Dunbar and indentured, working 3 days for the master (probably the Hammersmith Iron Works on the Saugus River) and 4 days for himself. Freed when he paid off the price the master paid, about 6-8 yrs.
Changedate: 24 Jun 2001
Note: The Falmouth Book shows Daniel as the son of Nicholas and Joan Hedges, but we have since rejected him as the wrong Daniel as he was born in 1650/51 and even the Falmouth book lists his dates as 1630-1693.
There are still other records that seem to list Nicholas's son as born in 1639, again too late to be the transported Daniel, but possibly of the right age to marry Margaret Lowe. This, howevr doesn't explain why our Daniel signs his will with his mark, suggesting that he was illiterate, which Nicholas's son shouldn't be.
Changedate: 15 Aug 2003
Note: History of Ipswich, Essex, and Hamilton by Joseph B. Felt
SETTLEMENTS AND TOWNS SET OFF Page 76 1665. Nathaniel Saltonstall had removed to Haverhill. He was son of Richard, and became an eminent character. Not long after this year, Daniel Davison goes to Newbury, where he was a Sheriff. Richard Kimball settled at Bradford, where he was killed by Indians in 1676, and his family taken captive.
Changedate: 31 Dec 2003
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