Clement

Clement, Clements, Clemance, Clemons, Clemence

Robert CLEMENT, from Coventry, Warwickshire, ENG, baptized 12/14/1595, among first settlers 1640-41 in Haverhill, died 9/29/1658 Haverhill age about 68 

Spouse: Lydia _____

Children: Job, came first to spye out the land, tanner, married Margaret Dummer, John, farmer, married Sarah Osgood, he drowned & family returned to England; Lydia married Moses Pingree; Abraham; Daniel;  Sarah married Abraham Morrill; Mary, came in 1652 from Coventry, indicted for witchcraft 1692, living in 1695, married John Osgood, Robert, cooper, married Elizabeth Fawne/Fane 1652, 2nd Lydia, 3rd Joanna Leighton

 

Sarah CLEMENT married 6/10/1645 Salisbury, of Haverhill, she married (2) Thomas Mudgett 10/8/1665

Spouse:  Abraham MORRILL born circa 1614, came to MA in Lyon 9/16/32; died 6/18/62 age 74 Roxbury MA while visiting brother; blacksmith [no proof], iron founder, planter (per Great Migrations came in 1635 grant at Cambridge, at Salisbury 1640), In Ancient and Honorable Artillery Co. 1638

Children: Isaac born 7/10/1646 Salisbury, married 1670 Phebe Gill daughter of John 1670; Jacob born 8/24/1649; Sarah born 10/14/1650 Salisbury married Philip Rowell who was killed by Indians, she married (2) Onesiphorus Page 7/31/1695, married (3) Daniel Merrill 1717; Abraham born 11/14/1652 Salisbury, married Sarah Bradbury daughter of Wymond; Moses born 12/28/1655, yeoman, married Rebecca Barnes daughter of William & (2) Mary __; Aaron born 8/9/1658 Salisbury, died 1/31/1658-9; Richard born 2/6/1659-60 Salisbury, died 2/17/1658-9; Lydia born 3/8/1660-1 Salisbury, married Ephraim Severance 1682; Hepsibah/Ipsabet born 1/1662-63 Salisbury born after father's death, married by 1690 Capt. John Dibbs


 

Pioneers of MA; Clement, Clements, Clemance, Clemons, Mr. Robert, Haverhill. Debuty an com. 1647. Allowed by Salisbury Court to sell wine at H. in 1653. He d. 9/29/1658. Will dated 9/6 prob. 12 (8) 1658, beq. to wife; sons Job, John, Abraham and Daniel; sons [in law] Moses Pingrin, Abraham Morrill and John Osgood; to my children's children that are in New England; to Mr. Ward, our minister. Another son Robert is mentioned under Fawne....Mr. Robert Clement, resident in Andower 1642; his dau. "Mary Osgood alias Clemence," deposed 7/19/1695 aged 58 years; was of Coventry, co. Warwick, before 1652.

Genealogical & Family History of NH: Robert Cement, from whom many of the Clements of this country trace their descent, was born in England in the year 1590. He lived in Coventry, Warwickshire, England, and came to this country in 1642 landing in Salisbury MA. He went to Haverhill MA with his wife and 4 of his children, his daughter Mary the youngest child remaining in England until 1652. Robert settled near the mouth of Mill Brook Haverhill MA and built the first grist mill in the town. He was prominent and influential in the colony and was one of the 5 to take the deed of the town from the Passagut and Saggahew Indians in 1642. He was the first representative of the town to the general court in 1645 and held the office 9 consecutive years being then succeeded by his son John. He was county commissioner and associate judge, appointed and empowered by the general court to administer the oath of fidelity to the inhabitants of Haverhill; appointed to set off the public lands, designate their limits, etc. He was a man of great force of character and energy, combined with executive ability, as is proven by the offices he held. He presented a petition to the general court, from the inhabitants of Haverhill for the grant of an island lying in the Merrimack. This petition was granted and the land is still called Clement's Island. He died on the ground where he had first settled 9/29/1658 at the age of 68 years. His estate amounted to about 550 pounds. He married in England but the place at which his marriage occurred and the name of his wife cannot be traced. His children were: Job, John, Lydia, Robert, Sarah & Mary. 

Morrill Kindred in America: ABRAHAM MORRIIL married SARAH CLEMENT whose family were of the first party of settlers in 1640 41 of the region which later became Haverhill. Of these twelve persone soon increased by others only three names have been preserved namely Job Clement, John Favor and Hugh Sherratt. The deed for Haverhill lands was obtained from the Indians and is preserved giving the name of Robert Clement the father of Sarah as a witness following that of Rev John Ward and four others the town being named in compliment to Mr Ward who was born in Haverhill England. This Job Clement came over from England probably from Warwickshire in 1640 to spye out the land as is stated in the old record. The father Robert Clement senior came in 1642 landing at Salisbury the near by port to Haverhill where he later settled and lived with his wife and four children. Robert, John, Lydia, and Sarah who later married our Abraham Morrill. The youngest daughter Mary Clement remained in England at Coventry Warwickshire until about 1652 when she came to Haverhill and married John Osgood of Andover Mass. Robert Clement senior was a man of distinction, the first Deputy of the town to the General Court and continued so till 1654, was Associate Judge County Commissioner appointed and empowered by the General Court May 22 1650 to give the oath of fidelity to the inhabitants of Haverhill appointed to set off the public lands and fix their limits. He was a man of rare integrity and superior talent. He died Sept 29 1658 on the spot where he first built. The records say he was about 68 when he died. His son Robert who married Elizabeth Fane in 1652 and by whom he had eleven children was the first cooper in the town. Elizabeth died in 1715. Job the one who came to spye out the land was the first tanner in the town. He married Margaret Dummer and theirs was the first marriage to take place in the new town recorded on Dec15 1644. On January 30 1647 he was made freeman at Ipswich Court and sworn as Constable for Haverhill being the first of the town to hold this office. Took Oath of Fidelity in company with Abraham Morrill in 1650. A third son of Robert senior one John Clement together with Thomas Hale and John Davis were appointed to meet the men from Salisbury to consult about the boundary between the towns . John Clement was a farmer and married Sarah Os good daughter of John Osgood of Andover and they had four daughters. Some time during the year 1659 John Clement sailed for England and on the outward voyage was cast away and drowned and at the September 1659 term of the General Court his brother Robert applied for and was appointed administrator of his estate. This is the first notice we have of an administratorship in the town. Truly a time of beginnings. In the following year Robert brought in an accompt to this Court 1660 of his charges expended in his voiage to England and Ireland his brother J ohn his wife and children and Sisters the Court confirmed the administration unto Robert Clement upon the request of his brother Job of the estate of his brother John Clement. Thus we learn that the widow Sarah and her four daughters returned to England . Mr Chase in his History of Haverhill states that the Clement family long occupied a prominent position in the town and county and their descendants were among the best citi zens. Several generations living on the same place which in 1860 was owned by Jessee Clement in North Parish he being a lineal descendant from Robert senior. From the same source we find that in 1650 there were 48 freemen in the town of whom 19 had taken the Oath of Fidelity among them Job Clement and Abraham Morrill. ..

Essex Institute Historical Collection: Robert Clement of Haverhill cooper conveys to Jn Page of Haverhill about five acres upland called oxe comon land in same town also 2 acres at a meadow called ye lower meadow in Haverhill bounded by Richard Singletary, Tho Whittier and on other parts by the swamp Ack by Robert Clement and Elizabeth his wife Jan 3 1677 before Nath1 Saltonstall commissioner No witnesses. ...  Robert Clement of Haverhill cooper conveys to Jno dough of Salisbury house carpenter about tenn acres upland in Haverhill in hogg hill woods bounded by land of Jno Clough etc there being a marked tree between the sd Clough and William Buswell. Also two cow comons in ye cow comons of Haverhill 1673. Wit Tho Clough and John Clough Ack by Robert Clement and Elizabeth his wife Jan 3 1677 before Nath11 Saltonstall commissioner.

GENEALOGICAL AND MEMOIRS Relating to the Families of Boston and Eastern Massachusetts:  Robert Clement,  ancestor of the Clements America, was born in England about 1590 and came to America 1642 landing at Salisbury. He was in Andover also in 1642 and removed to Haverhill in 1643 where he settled and became a prominent citizen. He was deputy to the court from 1647 to 1653 inclusive. His family came with him probably except his youngest daughter who remained in Coventry Warwickshire England until 1652 when she came to Haverhill and soon afterward married John Osgood of Andover. Robert Clement became associate judge of the county and was early appointed to give oath of fidelity to the inhabitants of Haverhill. He frequently appointed on committees to set land and fix limits for the pioneers He recorded as being a man of rare integrity superior talents. He must have been an innkeeper in 1653 when he was given by the Salisbury court to sell wine in Haverhill. He owned the first grist mill built Haverhill. He died on the farm where first settled in Haverhill September 29 1658. His will was dated September 6 1658, not all of his children were in New England. He mentions his wife, sons Job, John, Abraham, and Daniel sons in law Moses Pingrin, Abraham Morrill, and John Osgood, my children's children that are in New England, to Mr Ward our minister Children 1 Job was the first tanner in Haverhill marriage to Margaret Dummer is the marriage recorded in the town. He given a quarter of an acre of land near mouth of Mill Brook on the south side Water street where now stands a house and there he built the first tannery town. In 1650 he was appointed a judge decide small causes 2 John married 1648 Sarah Osgood 3 Robert mentioned below 4 Abraham 5 Daniel 6 Sarah 7 Lydia 8 Mary born about 1637 indicted for witchcraft 1692 living in 1695

JOHN FOOTE citizen and grocer of London, 17 November 1616, proved 4 December 1616. After my debts paid and funeral expenses performed I will that all my goods chattels and debts after the laudable Custom of the City of London be divided in three parts whereof I will Margaret my wife shall have one equal part according to the said custom and the second equal part shall be divided according to the same custom to and amongst my children viz1 John Foote, Thomas Foote, Samuel Foote, Elizabeth Haies, Susan Cutt, Priscilla Clement and Ellen Foote provided that the sums of money which I have already given in marriage with Susan and Priscilla be reckoned to be in part of that which shall happen to them I give in charge to all my said children that they be dutiful and loving to their said mother as good children ought to be and loving and kind one to another in all brotherlike affection. To the poor of Royston in Cambridg Shire where I was born five pounds. The poor people of the liberty of the old parish garden. The poor of Christ's Hospital. Loving friend Mr Dun the minister of our parish Mr Culverwell the preacher. To my cousin Robert Foote that sometime was my servant one hundred pounds. My sister Storie. My grandchildren John Hayes and Elizabeth Hayes. My other grandchildren Robert Cutt Susan Cutt Thomas Cutt and Elizabeth Cutt. My sister Elizabeth Smith widow. To my son in law John Hayes and to my said children John, Thomas, Samuel, and Ellen Foote one hundred pounds apiece over and besides their portions as above. The said sons at ages of one and twenty. My sister Alice Sawle. My servant Daniel Foote. Loving friend Mr Greene the parson of the parish church of Royston. The residue to my wife Margaret whom I make executrix. And I make my son in law Mr Robert Clement and my loving friend Mr Thomas Brookes the overseers. I give my shop and warehouse in Royston unto my son Thomas. I give my house and yard in Royston to my other son Samuel. If Thomas and Samuel die without issue male &c I give said shop and warehouse and house and yard to my son John. Daniel Foote one of the witnesses Cope 127. The testator refers to his daughter Priscilla Clement and his son in law Robert Clement. His widow Margaret Foot in her will 1634 on the next page eighteen years later names her daughter Priscilla as the wife of Richard Garford stationer. H.F.W.

Morrill Kindred in America ...: An account of the descendants of Abraham: ABRAHAM MORRILL married SARAH CLEMENT whose family were of the first party of settlers in 1640 41 of the region which later became Haverhill. Of these twelve persons soon increased by others only three names have been preserved namely Job Clement, John Favor, and Hugh Sherratt. The deed for Haverhill lands was obtained from the Indians and is preserved giving the name of Robert Clement the father of Sarah as a witness following that of Rev John Ward and four others the town being named in compliment to Mr Ward who was born in Haverhill England. This Job Clement came over from England probably from Warwickshire in 1640 to spye out the land as is stated in the old record. The father Robert Clement senior came in 1642 landing at Salisbury the near by port to Haverhill where he later settled and lived with his wife and four children Robert, John,Lydia, and Sarah who later married our Abraham Morrill. The youngest daughter Mary Clement remained in England at Coventry Warwickshire until about 1652 when she came to Haverhill and married John Osgood of Andover Mas. Robert Clement senior was a man of distinction the first Deputy of the town to the General Court and continued so till 1654, was Associate Judge County Commissioner appointed and empowered by the General Court May 22 1650 to give the oath of fidelity to the inhabitants of Haverhill appointed to set off the public lands and fix their limits. He was a man of rare integrity and superior talent. He died Sept 29 1658 on the spot where he first built. The records say he was about 68 when he died. His son Robert who married Elizabeth Fane in 1652 and by whom he had eleven children was the first cooper in the town. Elizabeth died in 1715. Job the one who came to spye out the land was the first tanner in the town He married Margaret Dummer and theirs was the first marriage to take place in the new town recorded on Dec 25 1644. On January 30 1647 he was made freeman at Ipswich Court and sworn as Constable for Haverhill being the first of the town to hold this office. Took Oath of Fidelity in company with Abraham Morrill in 1650. A third son of Robert senior, one John Clement together with Thomas Hale and John Davis, were appointed to meet the men from Salisbury to consult about the boundary between the towns. John Clement was a farmer and married Sarah Osgood daughter of John Osgood of Andover and they had four daughters. Some time during the year 1659 John Clement sailed for England and on the outward voyage was cast away and drowned and at the September 1659 term of the General Court his brother Robert applied for and was appointed administrator of his estate. This is the first notice we have of an administratorship in the town. Truly a time of beginnings. In the following year Robert brought in an accompt to this Court 1660 of his charges expended in his voiage to England and Ireland, his brother John his wife and children and Sisters the Court confirmed the administration unto Robert Clement upon the request of his brother Job of the estate of his brother John Clement. Thus we learn that the widow Sarah and her four daughters returned to England. Mr Chase in his History of Haverhill states that the Clement family long occupied a prominent position in the town and county and their descendants were among the best citizens. Several generations living on the same place which in 1860 was owned by Jessee Clement in North Parish, he being a lineal descendant from Robert senior. From the same source we find that in 1650 there were 43 freemen in the town of whom 19 had taken the Oath of Fidelity among them Job Clement and Abraham Morrill.

Founders and Patriots of America Index: Clement, Robert (bpt Dec 14, 1595-Sep 29, 1658) m. a. 1615 (1) :Lydia ..... MASS XII, 56; XXI, 6, 7; XXIII, 13, 43; XXVII, 25; XXXI, 207

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