John PICKARD Jr. (1622 – 1683) was Alex’s 9th Great Grandfather; one of 1,024 in this generation of the Miller line.
John Pickard Jr. was born in 1622 in Holme-on-Spaulding Moor, East Riding of Yorkshire, England. His parents were John PICKARD Sr. and Ann LUME. Perhaps the Pickards and the Crosbys sailed to America on a ship called the “Lion” in either 1635 or 1638. He married Jane CROSBY on 29 Oct 1644 in Rowley, Mass. John died in Sep 1683 in Salem Mass.
Jane Crosby was born 22 Apr 1627 in Holme-on-Spaulding-Moor, Yorkshire, England. Her parents were Robert CROSBY and Constance BRIGHAM. She immigrated with her parents or her widowed mother before 1643. Jane died 20 Feb 1715/16 in Rowley, Mass.
HERE LYES Ye BODY
OF Mrs JEAN PICKARD
WIFE OF Mr JOHN
PICKARD WHO DIED
FEBRUARY Ye 20 1715/16
AGED 89 YEARS
FOR THIS DEPARTED SOUL
& ALL Ye REST
THAT CHRIST HATH PURCHASED
THAY SHALL BE BLEST
Children of John and Jane:
|1.||Rebecca Pickard||3 Oct 1645 Rowley, Mass||Capt. Solomon Phipps
13 Nov 1667 Charlestown, Mass.
|1 Feb 1667/68
|2.||Deborah Pickard?||13 Oct 1646 Rowley, Mass||1695
|3.||Thomas Pickard?||Sep 1648 Rowley|
|4.||Mary Pickard||1651 Rowley, Mass||John Pearson
(Son of John PEARSON)
14 Feb 1670/71
|13 Apr 1728 Rowley|
|5.||Daniel Pickard?||Feb 1651/52 Rowley|
|6.||John Pickard||1 Mar 1652/53 Rowley||Sarah Smith
11 Feb 1679/80
Johanna Tutle (Widow of Job Bishop)
5 Mar 1691 Rowley
|1 Nov 1697 Rowley|
|7.||Jacob Pickard?||Feb 1653/54 Rowley|
|8.||Sarah Pickard||31 Jan 1656/57 Rowley||Thomas Hammond
6 Dec 1679
|16 Jan 1712/13 Ipswich, Mass|
|9.||Ann Pickard||15 Jul 1659 Rowley||Aaron Pengry
22 Mar 1682
|3 Feb 1739/40 Rowley|
|10.||Capt. Samuel Pickard||May 1663 Rowley||Elizabeth Bradstreet
22 Jun 1685
31 May 1687 Rowley
20 May 1731
|2 Sep 1751 Rowley|
|11.||Jane PICKARD||22 Apr 1666 Rowley, Mass.||Edward HAZEN JR.
6 Nov 1684 in Rowley, Mass.
|12.||Hannah Pickard||10 Apr 1670 Rowley||Moses Bradstreet
19 Jul 1686 Rowley
|3 Jan 1736/37 Ipswich, Mass.|
According to Jim Pickard, John Pickard Jr. came to America with Rev. Ezekiel ROGERS, a Puritan minister from Rowley in Yorkshire, England. Rogers brought twenty families of his congretation with him. The Pickards stayed in Rowley for several generations. It is presumed by some that John was also a minister, but that has not been proven. John married Jane Crosby who came with her parents from Holme on Spaulding Moor.
He was a selectman in Rowley in 1676, and on the Freeholder list of 1677.
16 Sep 1658 – (Ipswich Deed IV : 340) . . . Marke SYMONDS of Ipswich . . . for . . . fifty pounds . . . Have Granted . . . unto John PICKARD of Rowley … his pcell of ground . . . lyeing on the North Syd of the North River … at the end of his farme formarly sold to John Crose containeing seaven acres . . . with about halfe an acre bought of Robert Lord . . . having the land of Twyford WEST toward the Southwest … . . . Rec. June 9, 1680.
John along with Joseph Jewett witnessed the will of Hugh CHAPLIN and proved the will in Ipswich Court, 31, Mar 1657. Hugh did not sign his will. The will had not been proven by the widow within the twenty month allowed for the action, so she was sentenced to forfeit one hundred pounds to the court. On 6 Apr 1657, Elizabeth Jackson petitioned the court for an abatement of the fine of £100 for neglecting to present her former husband Hugh Chaplin’s will to be probated and on 29 Sep 1657, the count moderated the fine of Nicholas JACKSON for not proving the will of his wife’s former husband.
10 Feb 1668 – Will of Richard Longhorne of Rowley and proved in court by Mr John Ward.
To daughter Elizabeth a double portion who with his brother Thomas Longhorne were appointed executors if Elizabeth died without issue one half of the estate given her was to be given equally to his other three daughters to servant Samuel Wood 10li and if the latter’s father Obadiah Wood be willing that his son serve out his time with testator’s brother John Johnson of Rowley £10 more be given him if Samuel died before his time was out the £20 to be divided among his children the remainder of the estate to be divided equally John Pickard John Johnson and James Bayley of Rowley overseers Wit Anthonie Crosbie Daniell Ela and John Ward who made oath in court Original on file in the Registry of Probate
Jonathan Platts deposed that going to Haverill when Richard Longhorne was sick with John Pickard he left the latter on this side the river and went over with the daughter of Richard Longhorne to see him and told him his brother Pickard was on the other side. He told deponent that he was very glad of it for he had a great desire to speak with him that he knew not how God might dispose of him and he desired deponent to come to him again when his brother came over the river. And so coming to him again his brother being with him and he having told his mind to his brother Pickard the latter told Longhorne that he would relate what he said to deponent for fear of spending him. Concerning his children’s disposal John Pickard said to leave them to the disposal of their grandmother to which Longhorne replied that he would and also to their two aunts and that he have them advise with Goodwife Bayly who was a good woman whom he believed loved them well. This was about three years before he died. John Pickard affirmed the same Sworn 30 1 1669 in Ipswich court. Anthony Crosbie deposed that being in Haverill when Richard Longhorne made his will before Mr Ward wrote it said Long borne was very desirous that his brother Thomas Longhorne should be one of his executors But Thomas was not willing to serve pleading his unfitness on account of living so far away etc Sworn in court Daniell Ela deposed that he heard Longhorne say that he desired his brother to take his smaller children and estate etc Sworn in court
Inventory of the estate of Richard Longhorne appraised Mar 24 1668 9 by John Tod Ezekiell Northend and Samuell Brocklebanke Wearing apparel household furnishings silver pewter glass tools household utensils grain hops domestic animals dwelling house brew house orchard £67 Newmarshes lot land bought of Thomas Abbott land at Cow bridge gate land 6 gates Merimacke land land at the great plain land bought of Thomas Dickanson and John Scales land in Shatswell’s meadow meadow at Newbury causeway salt marsh on southeast side of Mr Nelson’s Island marsh at Hogg Island total £732 11s 1d
Sworn Mar 30 1669 by Thomas Longhorne and Elizabeth Longhorne executors At court held Sept 29 1674 more was added to the inventory Original on file in the Registry of Probate”
John Pickard died 24 Sep 1683. His will was signed and sealed 6 Sep 1683 proved 27 Nov 1683, and his estate was valued at one thousand two hundred and seventy-nine pounds, two shillings and four pence.
1. Rebecca Pickard
Rebecca’s husband Capt. Solomon Phipps was born 1646 in Charleston, Suffolk, Mass. His parents were Solomon Phipps and Elizabeth Wood. Rebecca died soon after they were married and he married Jul 1669 in Cambridge, Middlesex, Mass to Mary Danforth (b. 28 Jul 1650 in Sudbury, Mass. – d. 1725 in Sudbury) Solomon died Jul 1693.
Oct. 6, 1710, Mary, daughter of Honorable Thomas Danforth, by deed conveyed to her daughters, Sarah and Abial, all her rights in the corn-mills and fulling-mills on Charles River in Watertown.
4. Mary Pickard
Mary’s husband John Pearson was born 27 May 1644 Rowley, Mass. He was Mary’s first cousin. His parents were John PEARSON and Dorcas PICKARD. John died 12 Mar 1721/22 Rowley, Mass.
John was a Miller, Clothdresser, and Farmer.
6. John Pickard
John’s first wife Sarah Smith was born 14 Apr 1660 in Rowley, Essex, Mass. Her parents were John Smith and Faith Parrett. Sarah died 28 Sep 1689 in Rowley, Essex, Mass
John’s second wife Johanna Tutle was born 24 Sep 1664 in Ipswich, Essex, Mass. Her parents were Simon Tuttle and Sarah Cogswell. She first married Job Bishop. Johanna died 1731 in Ipswich, Essex, Mass.
John Pickard IV of Rowley died 5 Aug 1706 at Billerica having been wounded by the Indians.
8. Sarah Pickard
Sarah’s husband Lt. Thomas Hammond was born 11 Jul 1656 in Watertown, Middlesex, Mass. His parents were Thomas Hammond and Hannah Cross. His grandparents were William HAMMOND and Elizabeth PAYNE (PENN). He first marriedAfter Sarah died, he married 17 Oct 1713 in Rowley, Mass to Hannah Platts, daughter of Ensign Abel Platts and Lydia Bailey. She was born 5 Feb 1678/79 in Rowely and died June 26, 1748 in Rowely. Hannah was the widow of Samuel Lancaster who was drowned in Rowley River Sept 19, 1710. Thomas died 26 Feb 1724/25 in Ipswich, Essex, Mass.
Thomas was left an orphan when but a few months of age. His grandfather, William Hammond, died when he was but four years of age and his grandmother, Cross, surviving but a few years, it is probable that his uncle, Lieut. John Hammond, Watertown, took charge of his bringing up and education. He appears to have been much better educated than the average man of his time. He was a fine penman as is shown by specimen of his handwriting which are still in existence. It seems that he had some military training in his younger days, probably owing to the influence of his uncle, Lieut. John, and he is credited with service in King Philip’s war, in the Company of Capt. Joseph Syll, in 1675, and Capt. Joseph Cutter, in 1676. It is probable that he took an active part in the military affairs later in life as he is mentioned as “Lieut.” in the records at Ipswich.
Growing up as he did without parent restraint he early learned self-reliance and became one of the most active, enterprising men of the locality in which he liveed. The following account found on page 143, of the Essex County Genealogical Register, shows the characteristics of the man.
“Thomas Hammond if living now would be one of our liberal men Paul Jewett, who was contemporary with him, reports him through his son Dea. Joshua Jewett, that Hammond had no particular reverence for Sunday, parson or church; that he was a hustler in business and paid little regard to time or place albeit he might coin an honest dollar. He was born too early and the stiff orthodoxy of his day condemned him, and the ‘faithful’ said that Devil held him. It became the whispered secret that ‘Tom Hammond had sold himself to the Devil.’ Time passed, ‘Tom’ kept business in a whirl and made money. He owed several of his townsmen, as would be natural with a man who drove his business. Gossip was rife and ‘Tom’ resolved to test it–in modern phase he suspended. Then calling in his creditors, who were also his accusers, he said: ‘Gentlemen, there are two piles of money; the larger pile is ample to pay you all, but I got it through Satanic influence, and you must take the responsibility of its spell upon you. The other pile will pay you only a small dividend, but it is free. I hoarded it before I made a league with the Devil. Take which you will and sign a release.’ They took the smaller pile. Few people now-a-days play a shrewder game.”
Thomas Hammond and his wife rest in the Rowley Cemetery, on the left near the entrance. Their headstones are beautifully engraved in the fashion of that time, and read as follows: HERE LIES YE BODY OF MR. THOMAS HAMMOND, DECST. FEBRUARY YE [A figure cut out and 16, it looks like, cut above]6, 1724, IN YE 69TH YEAR OF HIS AGE. HERE LYETH BURIED YE BODY OF MRS. SARAH HAMMOND, WIFE OF MR. THOMAS HAMMOND, WHO DIED JANUARY YE 16, 1712-13, AGED 57 YEARS.
He appears to have lived in Ipswich on the old Cross farm, after his second marriage, until about 1690 when he removed to Watertown, where he had considerable property interests. He was admitted freeman April 18, 1690, and continued to reside there until about 1706, when he returned to Ipswich and spent the remaining years of his life on the old farm situated near the west end of Muzzey hill, adjoining the town of Rowley. He was a large owner of real estate as is shown by the Essex Registry of Deeds. The following abstracts serve to show the relationship between the parties and prove conclusively that Thomas married a third wife and had two daughters by her, although this marriage is not mentioned in any of the works now in print. June 11, 1713, he conveyed the old Cross farm to his sons, David and Nathaniel Hammond, “in consideration of parental love.” The farm is described as follows: “Bounded on the cart way which lyeth next ye line yt parts Ipswich at Rowley, and on ye N. W. side by Bradstreet farm, so-called containing 100 acres, subject to a yearly lien which John Cross, the former owner, put upon said farm for the support of ye Grammar school.” The deed is witnessed by Nehemiah Jewett, Philip Nelson and Elizabeth (her X mark) Bu?? (Essex Registry 25; 243.)
Nov. 7, 1717, he conveyed “for love and affection to me son-in-law, Ephraim Jewett–thatch lot on Rogers island in Ipswich and new up-land lot at Jeffries.” His wife, Hannah relinquished her right of dower in the same. (Essex Registry?? 32; 208.) May 23, 1724, Thomas Hammond “in consideration of parental love which I bear my son, Thomas Hammond of Watertown,” conveyed to him a salt marsh in Ipswich with the proviso that, “should I die before my now present wife, my said son, Thomas, shall pay to my said wife the sum of ?40, provided she doth acquit rights of dower, or power of thirds in all of my estate according to Covenant, and not else.” Thomas was also required to pay his brothers, David and Nathaniel Hammond, ?5 each. Proved in Court April 13,1725, by witnesses Nathaniel Knowlton and Thomas Manning, to have been the deed of Thomas Hammond, late of Ipswich, deceased. (Essex Registry 44; 158.)
28 Mar 1724 – He conveyed “to my daughter Elizabeth Jewett, the now wife of Ephraim Jewett, in consideration of parental love,” &c., lands in Ipswich and Rowley. (Essex Registry 44; 162.) By a deed proved in Court April 13, 1725, “in consideration of parental love,” &c., he conveyed lands to his two daughters, Hannah and Mary Hammond, minors, of Ipswich; “my daughter, Hannah, must pay to my daughter, Sarah Lambert, ?10, and my daughter, Mary, shall pay to my daughter, Elizabeth Jewett, ?10.” (Essex Registry 45; 29.) His daughter, Hannah, afterwards married Lieut. Nathaniel Bradstreet, and the lands then deeded to her have since remained in possession of her descendants and are now owned (1897) and occupied by John Francis Bradstreet, who has in his possession the original deed given by Thomas Hammone in 1724. This deed is a finely executed document, written in a bold old English hand, and has a fine signature showing him to have been a good penman at that advanced age, is characteristic of the family for many generations.
Thomas Hammond was selectman in Watertown in 169?? and 1696. He was executor of the will of his kinsman, Timothy Hawkins, in Watertown, in 1697. Buried in Rowley Cemetery on the left near the main entrance. Source: History and Genealogies of the Hammond Families in America Vol 1 [p. 72 – 75] Vital Records of Rowley, MA, p. 468. Died in his 69th birthday.
HERE LYETH BURIED
Ye BODY OF MIS SARAH
HAMMOND (WIFE OF
Mr THOMAS HAM
MOND) WHO DIED
JANUARY Ye 16 1712/13
AGED 57 YEARS
9. Ann Pickard
Ann’s husband Aaron Pengry was born 1652 in Ipswich, Essex, Mass. His parents were Deacon Moses Pengry and Lydia Clements. Aaron died 14 Sep 1714 in Ipswich, Essex, Mass.
10. Capt. Samuel Pickard
Samuel’s first wife Elizabeth Bradstreet was born 22 Mar 1667 in Ipswich, Essex, Mass. Her parents were Capt. Moses Bradstreet and Elizabeth Harris of Ipswich, Mass. Her grandparents were Humphrey BRADSTREET and Bridget HARRIS. Elizabeth died 28 May 1686 in Rowley, Essex, Mass.
Samuel’s second wife Elizabeth Hale was born 16 Oct 1668 in Newbury, Essex, Mass. Her parents were Hon. Thomas Hale and Mary Hutchinson. Elizabeth died 29 Jun 1730 in Rowley, Essex, Mass.
Samuel’s third wife Sarah Hardy was born born 25 Mar 1672 in Bradford, Essex, Mass. Her parents were John HARDY and Mary JACKMAN. She first married Maximilian JEWETT in 1698 in Rowley, Mass. Maximilian died 23 Mar 1730 in Rowley, Essex, Mass. Finally, she married May 20, 1731 to Samuel Pickard. Sarah died 3 Feb 1744 in Bradford, Essex, Mass.
11. Jane PICKARD (See Edward HAZEN JR.‘s page)
12. Hannah Pickard
Hannah’s husband Moses Bradstreet was born 17 Oct 1665 in Ipswich, Mass. His parents were Capt. Moses Bradstreet and Elizabeth Harris of Ipswich, Mass. Her grandparents were Humphrey BRADSTREET and Bridget HARRIS. Moses died 20 Dec 1737 in Rowley, Essex, Mass.
An extract of Moses’ father’s will is found in the Historical Collections of the Essex Institute, Vol. 5, and reads:
“Will of Moses Bradstreet, dated 16th of August 1690, mentions his wife’s children by her former husband; son, John Bradstreet, to him one half of the farm ‘yt was my Father Broadstreets,’ sons, Humphrey, Nathaniel, Moses and Jonathan. Daughters, Bridget and Hannah. Appoints John and Moses exrs. Witnesses, Edward Payson, Nicholas Wallis and Nehemiah Jewett, probate Sept. 30, 1690. Inventory of above estate, taken 26th of Sept., 1690, by Samuel Platts and Nehemiah Jewett, amounting to £1257 2s., debts against the estate £31 12 s. 5d. Returned Sept. 30, 1690.”.