Rowland YOUNG, fisherman, born circa 1625 England; died circa 1685 York York ME, will probated 11/6/1685; in York circa 1636 one of first settlers of Old York

Spouse: (1) ?   (2) Joane/Johanna KNIGHT born circa 1625 died 1698, will probated 6/20/1698; 

Children: Robert born 1658 York, escaped shipwreck when bound from York to Piscataqua, killed by Indians when travelling to Kittery 8/22/1690, married pre 7/4/1676 York Mary Sayward daughter of Henry and Mary (Peasley) Sayward; she married (2) by 10/1691 Richard Bray Jr., shoemaker, son of Richard and Rebecca Bray; Rowland, Jr. born 1648-9, was conveyed land by parents 8/25/1685; Richard born 1653 resided Cape Porpus died circa 1673 married Margery (Baston/Batson) Kendall daughter of Stephen and Elizabeth Batson, she married (3) 5/9/1683 Robert Elliot of Portsmouth, carpenter; Samuel born circa 1662 killed 1691/2 in the Candlemas Day massacre married circa 1680 Elizabeth Masterson daughter of Nathaniel and Elizabeth (Cogswell) Masterson; William born 1663 York, glazier, married Mary Wormwood; Job born circa 1664 York, fisherman, married post 10/1691 Sarah (Austin) Preble daughter of Matthew Austin, weaver, widow of Joseph Preble; Job was allowed 71 for bringing up Preble children 1/6/1712-13; Mary born circa 1653 died 6/3/1723 York ME married between 1673-8 Jeremiah Moulton, Esq., he married (2) post 1723, widow Alice (Chadbourne) Donnell; Lydia born circa 1672 died 4/3/1757married pre 5/12/1698 Thomas Haynes born 5/27/1670 Salisbury MA & (2) post 4/1757 Samuel Bragdon


Rowland YOUNG, Deacon, born circa 1648-9, died 6/28/1721 age 72, fisherman; resided Isles of Shoals & York; will signed 9/14/1719, proved 1/2/1721/22

Spouse: Susannah MATTHEWS born circa 1650 of York married circa 1670 at York ME

Children: Mary born circa 1676 married (1) circa 1700 Dependence Stover, shipwright, & (2) 5/20/1725 John Wells Jr.; Joseph born 1671, Lt., Gentleman, died 5/6/1734 married circa 1695 Abigail Donnell ; Matthews/Mathias born circa 1675 (see family 2, below); Susanna born  1677 married circa 1705 John MacIntire, a soldier under John Penhallow in 1722; Elizabeth born 1679, also 1684,  married (1) circa 1704 Samuel Webber, millwright, had 12 children & (2) intentions 8/29/1741 widower George Stover of Gloucester MA and Cape Neddick & (3) 3/18/1753-4 widower Hon. Samuel Came, millwright son of Arthur and Violet Came; Jonathan born 1674, alive 1768 age 94, married 1/7/1707-8 Kittery Margaret Stackpole aka Stagpole; Benaiah born 1670s died pre 1/27/1779 married (1) circa 1714 Ruth Johnson daughter of Samuel and Elizabeth (Adams) Johnson (2) Dorcas ?; Mercy born 1685 married circa 1715 Henry Simpson; Sarah born 1681 married circa 1715 Henry Brookin[gs; Rowland prisoner in Canada in 1695


Matthews YOUNG aka Mathias born circa 1675 York; will signed 11/20/1750, died before April 1751, fisherman

Spouse: Eleanor HAINES / Haynes born 2/7/1673-4 Amesbury MA; married 4/23/1696 Newbury Essex MA

Children: Susanna [see below after Lydia's listing] born 11/3/1696 or 1701 married 1717 (1) Ichabod Austin (2) 1720 Magnus Redlon; Hannah born 1/5/1698 married John Preble son of Benjamin and Mary (Baston) Preble; Ebenezer born 1699 died young; Ebenezer born 4/5/1701 filed intentions 8/11/1724 York Sarah Batten aka Battin daughter of Abraham Batten;  Tabitha born 10/6/1705 filed intentions 7/23/1726 married 8/1726 York, William Murch; Mathias/Matthias born 11/16/1708, cooper died pre 4/21/1741 filed intentions 11/3/1733 married 1/9/1733-4 Mercy Main daughter of Josiah and Dorothy (Trafton) Maine of York; Lydia born 10/15/1711 died pre 11/20/1750 intentions filed 8/29/1730 married 11/12/1730 Nathan Whitney; Mercy born 1/25/1714 intentions 6/26/1736 married 7/14/1736 York Gershom Webber; Eleanor born 1/6/1717-8  intentions 12/9/1738 married 1/18/1739 York Joseph Allen


Note: Descended from two of Matthew and Eleanor's children: Susanna and Lydia - see Susanna after Lydia below

Lydia YOUNG b 10/15/1711 died before 11/20/1750 (father's will)

Spouse: Nathan WHITNEY born 1/10/1706-7 York ME; died 1804 Saco ME, Rev. patriotic service per DAR married 11/12/1730, filed marriage intentions 8/29/1730; (2) Elizabeth Melcher)

Children: David born 4/8/1732; Abel born 8/20/1734; Lydia born 12/6/1736; Sarah born 8/15/1739; Nathan, Captain, born 4/30/1742 married Patience Bernard/Barnard; Matthias born 3/8/1743-4; John born 4/5/2757; from Abel on born in Biddeford ME.


See Matthews and Eleanor above for parents

Susanna YOUNG born 11/3/1696 or 11/23/1701 York, died 1730

Spouse: (1) Ichabod AUSTIN born circa 1688 York Co. ME [circa 1695, Young Book], died 9/19/1718 York, married 3/29/1717 she married  (2)   Magnus Redlon/Redlan of York 1720 had 4 children with him

Children: Ichabod baptized 3/29/1717-8 Saco died 10/5/1748 married  Elizabeth BILLINGS husband (2) Ebenezer born 2/13/1724; John born 3/31/1726; Mathew born 9/19/1728; Daniel (Ichabod Sr. may have had son Benoni by Sarah Moore);

Gen Dictionary ME & NH pg 776: Rowland Young, York, fisherman, came +-1636, m Joan Knight. Town gr 1653 (Bass Cove). Fined for travelling to Kittery on Sunday 1666 and for drunkenness 1678. O. A. 22 Nov 1652; j 1650, 1655; gr j 1678. He and his w deeded Knight land to s Robert in 1680, 10 a to s Samuel in 1682 and the Knight homestead to s Rowland in 1685. Lists 30, 75b, 275, 276. Ch order unk: Rowland b +-1648. Richard Cape Porpus m Margery (Batson) Kendall who m 3d Robert Elliot. Ack debt to Mr. Richard Cutt 1672. Gr j 1672. Inv taken 18 Feb 1672-3 by John Davis and John Batson shows ho and 373 a of land. John Barrett sued the wid July 1674. Robert. Samuel. William glazier bot ho and land 11 Feb 1684-5 from Benj Curtis and had town gr 1685 as additional to ho lot. Bondsman for wid Mary Wormwood 1690. Gr j 1691. Moved to Salem from where, as Wm sr glazier, he sold 50 a in York in 1720 (Y.D. 10:85). One Wm Young, glazier, presum his s, m Boston 26 Aug 1708 Mary Parry 11 ch. b 1709-1730. Job b +-161664. Mary m Jeremiah Moulton. Lydia m 1st Thomas Haines m 2d Samuel Bragdon.

Rowland Young, York, fisherman, +-72 in 1720 had deed from gr fa Knight in 1673. He m +-1669 Susanna Matthews and liv at Isles of Shoals until 1683 when he sold out. Susanna wit ag Roger Kelly 1684. Back at York 1685. In ct 1696 for swearing several sinful oaths but was soon a deacon. Gr j 1693-4, selectman 1695. He d 25 Jun 1721 ag 72. Will 14 Sep 1719-2 Jan 1721-2 names w and ch: Mary b +-1670 m 1st Dependence Stover, m 2d John Wells. Joseph b +-1672 his fa's exec. Matthews b +-1674. Susanna +-20 in 1698 when she swore a ch on Henry Simpson, m John McIntire. Elizabeth m 1st Samuel Webber m 2d George Stover m 3d Hon Samuel Came. Jonathan m 7 Jan 1707-8 Margaret Stackpole. Ch rec 1708-1723: Miriam m 27 Nov 1735 Nathaniel Chapman; Elizabeth m 5 Nov 1734 Samuel Adams later of Harpswell; Jerusha m 12 July 1739 Joseph Hatch; Rowland (there were four Rowlands in York in 1735); Abijah m 3 Sep 1747 Mary MacNess of Merriconeag; John. Benaiah m Ruth Johnson. Ch rec 1715-1733: Elizabeth, Ruth, Johnson m 19 Jan 1748 Betty Card, Benaiah m 13 Jul 1748 Sarah Adams, Mercy m 11 Nov 1747 James Booker, Mary, Hannah m 8 Oct 1753 Nicholas Booker. Mercy m Henry Simpson. Sarah m Henry Bookings.

Matthews Young, York, fisherman, +-50 in 1728 m Newbury 23 Apr 1696 Eleanor Haines. List 279. Will 20 Nov 1750-1 Apr 1651 names only surv s Ebenezer exec, five liv and one decd dau. Ch: Susanna b 3 Nov 1696 m 1st Ichabod Austin m 2d Magnus Redlon. Hannah b 5 Jan 1698-9 m John Preble. Ebenezer b 5 Apr 1701 m int 11 Aug 1724 Sarah Batten. List 279(2). Ch b 1724-1731: Susanna, Mary, Hannah, Ebenezer, Elizabeth. Tabitha b 6 Oct 1705 m Aug 1726 William Murch. Matthias b 16 Nov 1708 m 19 Jan 1733-4 Mercy Main d bef 1750. Lydia b 15 Oct 1711 m 12 Nov 1730 Nathan Whitney of Biddeford. Mercy b 25 Jan 1714 m 14 July 1736 Gershom Webber. Eleanor b 6 Jan 1 717-8 m 18 Jan 1739 Joseph Allen.

Biographical Dictionary of The Youngs, From Towns Under the Jurisdiction of York Co. ME: Rowland Sr., b ca 1620, England, fisherman, arrived in York ca 1636, d ca 1690, York, testate, married; m 1647/8 York, Joan Knight [b ca 1625, York, d/o Robert Knight, alive 1690, native town]. Rowland served on the York Jury in 1650 and took oath of allegiance, "Freeman's Oath," to the MA Government 22 Nov 1652. .... Then on 12 Jun 1666, a case was made against him and Mr. Harbert for travelling between Kittery and York on the Lord's Day. In being called to answer his presentment, he used scurrilous language against the Grand Jury, for which he was fined 50 shillings, office's fees 5 shillings, Case 3:53, 12 Jun 1666. And on 9 Jul 1667, Rowland was tried as a defendant by John Growth for dismembering and curing the leg of Samuel Young [believed to be his son], to the value of 44 shillings; case 3:69 withdrawn. /P/ By deed of gift signed 12 Aug 1673, rec'd 24 Jun 1678, Joan's father Robert Knight conveyed four acres upland and two small pieces of marsh in York to his grandson Rowland Young Jr., son of Rowland and Joan; witnesses John Twisden, mother Joan Young, sibling Mary Young Moulton [York Deed 3:25]. 

Pioneers Maine Rivers pg 145: YOUNG, Rowland, planter at York 1637; married Joanna, dau of Robert Knight; died 1685; children Mary (Moulton), Robert, Rowland born 1648, and Samuel.

Pioneers of ME & NH: KNIGHT, Robert, Mr., merchant, York, before 1643, [see testimony and letter in MA Arch 38 B 48-55] Took oath of allegiance to MA govt 11/22/1652. Had letter of credit from Wrath Bathorne to his brother, Mr. Roger Bathorne, dated at Malago 4/9.1647 for his occasions in New England or Newfoundland. [A.] He deposed 12/7/1658 age about 71 years and again 7/6/1671 age 86 as to what he heard Mr. Tho. Gorges say before he "went for England," -- which is known to have been in 1643. [York De. I.] Gave land to his grandson John Redman, Jr. 2/18/1666. His daughter Joanna m Rowland Young; he gave land to grandson R. Y. Jr. 8/12/1673, deed witnessed by the boy's sister Mary, who desposed as Mary Mowlton 6/24/1678. He died between 6/23, the date of his will, and 8/24/1676, when it was proved; beq his "small estate" to his son Richard Knight, living in Boston. [Me. Wills, 56, and York De. III.]. YOUNG, ROWLAND, Senior, York, an inhabitant there about 1637, according to the deposition of his son Rowland in petition to Andros in 1688; "brought up a great family of children." [Bax. MS. VI.] Took oath of allegiance to MA govt. 11/22/1652. With wife Johanna he conveyed land 4/18/1682 to son Samuel; and to son Rowland 8/25/1685, a tract formerly the homestall of their father Robert Knight, and a tract adjoining land of their son Robert Young. Will prob. 11/6/1685 beq to wife Johannah; in her will prob. 6/20/1698, she beq. to sons Rowland and Job, and daughters Mary Moulton and Lydia Haines. [ME Wills 124 and York De. IV and V].

Biographical Dic. of the Youngs: ROWLAND Sr. b ca 1620, England, fisherman, arrived in York ca 1636, d ca 1690, York, testate, married; m 1647/8 York, Joan Knight [b ca 1625, York, d/o Robert Knight, alive 1690, native town]. Rowland served on the York Jury in 1650....Freeman's Oath 11/22/1652....A grant of land was made to him by the town in 1653 on Bass Cove. Then on 6/12/1666, a case was made against him and Mr. Harbert for travelling between Kittery and York on the Lord's Day. In being called to answer his presentment, he used scurrilous language against the Grand Jury, for which he was fined 50 shillings, office's fees 5 shillings, Case 3:53, 6/12/1666.  And on 7/9/1667, Rowland was tried as a defendant by John Growth for dismembering and curing the leg of Samuel Young [believed to be his son], to the value of 44 shillings; case 3:69 withdrawn. In Rowland Sr.'s last days, he and wife Joan began to dispose of their estate within York Co. by deeds of gift to three of their sons ..... Robert, witnesses Arthur Bragdon, Daniel Livingstone; Samuel, witnesses Arthur Bragdon, Daniel Livingstone; Rowland Jr. witnesses Samuel Matthews, Timothy Yealls. ... Rowland's will attested to 11/6/1685 by Jeremiah Moulton [son-in-law] and Timothy Yealls, probated 11/24/1685. Abraham Preble and Arthur Bragdon appraisers; inventory returned in the amount of 224-06-0, a considerable amount at that point in time. Widow Joan of York drew up her will 5/12/1698, proven 1/20/1698; witnesses Isaac Negus, Daniel Smith,Thomas Baker. ... Children named in will: Rowland, Jr., Job, Mary Moulton, Lydia Haines.

Topographical pg 11: YOUNG, Rowland; Wycombe (High) Buckinghamshire; York ME; Ref Banks Mss.

Maine Wills 1640-1760: Joan pages 124 & 125; Joseph pages 351 & 352; Mathews pages 646  & 647; Roland pages 229 & 230; Rowland, Sen. pages 85 & 86

Genealogical Dictionary of New England 56: Brookings, Henry. In 1737 with w. Sarah, dau. of Dea. Rowland Young, sold home in York; rem. to Georgetown. 5 ch. rec. York 1717-1724. Mary, b. 8 Mar. 1690; acc. of bastardy in 1708, child black. Mercy, b. 17 Jan. 1695. In 1712 her mo. acc. Wm. Jones of Portsm. in her behalf; m. Sep. 1713 John Davis(31). Deliverance, b. 17 Jan. 1695, mar. 24 Jan. 1716-17 Francis Locke. Sarah, b. 20 Nov. 1702, acc. Enoch Dill, had son Enoch b. in York 19 June 1732.

Genealogical Dictionary of New England 240: Haines, 16 THOMAS, b. Salis. 27 May 1670, br. to (1) and (5), leased land in York from
Mr. Wm. Hooke 4 Apr. 1695; grants 1697, 1703. Gr. j. 1703. He m. bef. 12 May 1698 Lydia Young (Rowland). Will 20 June 1721 (inven. 28 Sept. 1723), wife sole legatee; she m. 2d Saml. Bragdon(6). Aft. her death 1757, his bro. John, br.-in-law and sis. James and Mary Brickett, sued John Bean for his land

Genealogical Dictionary of New England 349: Knight, ROBERT, York, mason, approximately 71 in 1658, approximately 86 in 1671, bot Robert Blaisdell's house and lands in 1642 and had town grants in 1648 and 1658. Took O. A. 1652; Tr. j. 1647, 1650, 1653, 1655, 1656, 1664; Gr. j. 1647, 1650-1, 1653, 1657, 1666, 1668; Selectm. 1653-6, 1658-9, 1661, 1663, 1667. Lists 24, 73, 275, 276, 277, 392a, 393b. He may have exch. lands with Mr. Edward Rishworth, for in 1653 John Pearce bot of E. R. a ho. and fenced field 'up the river of York which farm was ould Robert Knight's', while in the same yr. R. K. deeded to Thos. Marston of Hampton a ho. and lot 'formerly Robert Marston's now mine' and 35 a. of marsh and upland granted Mr. Rishworth by the town of Hampton, and in 1666-7 he deeded 7 a. in Hampt., bot of Rishworth, to his gr. son John Redman jr. His w., not named, testified in a ct. case in 1650. In 1668 Dr. Clapham sued him for care and medicine expended on his gr. son, Rowland Young's boy, 'which boy in time of his lameness R. K. took as his own', but withdrew the suit with costs to the deft. In 1673 he deeded land to his gr. son Rowland Young jr. Will 23 June--24 Aug. 1676, was exec. in Boston where he was liv. with his son. Ch: Richard, Boston, weaver. Sued by John Bursley in 1643, John Heard and William Pester in 1644, in York co. cts. His w. was an heir of Matthew Giles of Smuttynose, as was the w. of Matthew Williams. Having acq. the Williams share, R. K., then of Boston, weaver, and John Redman, Giles' partner, sold the Smuttynose fishing plant in 1667. Later history not untangled from several Richard Knights of Boston. Joan, m. ab. 1648 Rowland Young. Conv. her fa.'s homestead to her s. Rowland in 1685. Margaret, m. John Redman of Hampton; d. 30 May 1658. In 1671 her husb. conv. to Henry Sayward 50 a. gr. by Thos. Gorges Esq. to Margaret Knight, late w. of sd. Redman.

Genealogical Dictionary of New England 413: Matthews, WALTER(5), Smuttynose, owned two houses there ab. 1652-3, occupied in 1680 by his wid. Mary and by John Martin as tenant (see depos. Y. D. 3: 71). Constable 1655 (in ct. for neglect of office in gathering rates) and 1658. Bondsman for Stephen Ford 1660. Gr.j. 1660, 1665 (absent). In 1671 he sued Wm. Croscum and was an appraiser of Wm. Seeley's large est. Lists 301, 366, 305c. See also Giles(7). His will, 15 Apr. (inv. 29 May--25 June) 1678, leaves housing, land and fishing plant on Smuttynose and at O. R. to w. Mary for life, then to s. Samuel (except what given to gr.s. Matthews Young and to sis. Martha Brown's son Thomas Snell), with cash to daus. and (3 Youngs and 2 Senters, but called -nephews- or -nieces-); wife Mary exec.; Saml. Belcher and Andrew Diamond overseers. Ch. in will: Samuel. Susannah, eldest dau., m. Rowland Young, jr. Her fa. gave her 10, and if her bro. d. s. p., 2/3 the est. One Susannah wit. an O. R. deed in 1669. Mary, b. approximately 1652, m. Wm. Senter. She also recd. 10 and was to have one third if her bro. d. s. p.

Genealogical Dictionary of New England 720: Young, MATTHEWS(10), York, fisherman, approximately 50 in 1728, m. Newbury 23 Apr. 1696 Eleanor Haines (see 1). List 279. Will, 20 Nov. 1750--1 Apr. 1751, names only surv. s. Ebenezer exec., five liv. and one decd. dau. Ch: Susanna, b. 3 Nov. 1696, m. 1st Ichabod Austin(6), m. 2d Magnus Redlon. Hannah, b. 5 Jan. 1698-9, m. John Preble(4). Ebenezer, b. 5 Apr. 1701; m., int. 11 Aug. 1724, Sarah Batten. List 279(2). Ch., b. 1724-1731: Susanna, Mary, Hannah, Ebenezer, Elizabeth. Tabitha, b. 6 Oct. 1705, m. Aug. 1726 William Murch. Matthias, b. 16 Nov. 1708, m. 19 Jan. 1733-4 Mercy Main, d. bef. 1750. Lydia, b. 15 Oct. 1711, m. 12 Nov. 1730 Nathan Whitney of Biddeford. Mercy, b. 25 Jan. 1714, m. 14 July 1736 Gershom Webber. Eleanor, b. 6 Jan. 1717-8, m. 18 Jan. 1739 Joseph Allen.

The Will of Roland Young, Senior: In the name of god Amen/ Rowland young Senjor of yorke in the Prouince of Mayne, declareth this to bee his last will & testament; I Rowland young aforesayd, being at this Present of a sound mind, & of a memory substantiall, though very sicke in body, & willing to dispose prudently of what god in his pleasure hath possest mee with all, declare as followeth/first I bequeath my soule to god, that gaue it in & through ye meritts of my deare Ld & saujor, Jesus Christ, in hopes of a Joyfull resurrection, at the great Tribunall: & my body to the earth yr to bee Inter'd, in order & Decent buriall/ 2ly I will that all my funerall Charges shall bee fully & duely payd, with all my other iust & due debts, which may appeare/ 3: I will that my dearly, & beloued wife, Johanna young shall inioy all my Estate yt I haue in this world, the same to possess & improue, & to take the full produce of from tyme to tyme, & at all tyms dureing the tyme of her naturall life, & If in case the produce of ye same shall not bee a Competent measure for her Comfortable subsistance I do hereby Impoure my well beloued to sell, aliene or dispose of all or any of my Estate, not yet disposed off, for yt end, & shall desire any Court or seale or Judicature, in such case of extremity, to ayd & Assist my beloued wife yrin, & also so to order that shee may haue a comfortable liuelyhood according to her Ranke, & quality out of ye same/ And further I order my well beloued wife to will bequeath & dispose off what part of my Estate, shee shall leaue at her decease, to whom shee pleaseth; I also will the possession Present of all my Estate, houses Lands Marshes, or any or any thing yr unto belonging to my dearely beloued wife, to whom I Committ soole execution, & Administration, desireing this my wellbeloued wife to act as soole executrix, in all respects to see my last will & testament Performed. Signed & deliuered in the Presence of, Jeremiah Mowlton/ his X marke/ Timothy Yealls/ Rowland young his marke Sworn to by attesting witnesses 6 Nov 1685; recorded 24 Nov. 1685; Inventory returned at 224: 06: 0, by Abraham Preble and Arthur Bragdon appraisers, 25 Sept. 1685.

The Will of Joan Young. In the name of God Amen I Ioan Young of York in the County of York in Province of the Massachusets Bay in New England Widow & Relict of Rowland Young of York Deceased being at present under Indisposition of body & much weakness and not knowing how it may please God to deale with me but being at present of a well disposing mind and Sound Memory doe make this my last Will and Testament as followeth. //    Imprs I doe by ffaith and prayer recomend my precious and immortall Soul into the hands of my precious & Dear redeemer ye Lord Jesus Christ And my body to be committed unto ye dust from whence it came by a Decent & Christian buriall in hopes of a Joyfull and a happie resurrection And as for ye Small Estate I am at present possessed of my will and pleasure is that it be disposed of as ffolloweth vizt I doe Will and bequeath unto my Son Rowland Yount four Acres of that Marsh of mine up in York Riuer and three and twenty Acres of Land lying on the South Side of York Riuer ouer against his now dwelling house in York to be peaceably Enjoyed by him and his heires for ever. //    Item I doe Will and bequeath unto my Son Job Young all ye housing and land where my old dwelling house now Stands Adjoyning to George Norton to be for his use and improvement while he liues but not to be Sold nor Alienated by him ye sd Job Young but to Descend unto his Son or Male heires of his body And in Case of failure unto the ffemales/ as Also three Acres of Marsh up ye Riuer & two sheep //    Item I doe giue unto my daughter Mary Molton Six shillings. //    Item I doe giue and bequeath unto my daughter Lydia Haines three Acres of Marsh Lying up in York Riuer And all my Neat Cattle and two Sheep And all my cloathing and bedding And as for my ffunerall and other Charges And Lawfull Debts my Will and pleasure is that they be answered and discharged in the first place out of the whole And that all and all manner of Debts that are due to me be Added unto ye whole for yedefraying of these Charges And further I doe hereby make Constitute and Appoint my trustie and Welbeloued Son Rowland Young to be Sole Executr  of this my last Will and Testament And my trusty and welbeloued ffriends Abraham Preble Esqr &Mr James Plaisted both of York to be overseers to See to ye due Execution and performance hereof And that this is my last Will & Testament And that I doe hereby revoke all former and other Wills Testaments conveyances and Alienations whatsoever about any of these Premises : I have hereunto put my hand and Seal by way of Testimony this twelfth day of May in ye year of our Lord one Six hundred Ninety and Eight In ye tenth year of his Majesties Reign. Joan X Young (her Seal) her mark. Signed sealed and deliuered In the presents of Isaac Negus, Daniel Smith, Thomas X Baker, his X mark. Sworn to 20 June 1698. Recorded 14 February 1698-9.

The Will of Roland Young, Jr.: In the Name of God Amen. I Roland Young of York in ye County of York in ye Province of Main in New England, being Infirm, thro age. and daily Expecting my Great Change but at present of Sound Understanding and Memory do make this my last Will and Testament this 14th of September. 1719. First and above all I Recomend my Precious and Immortal Soul into ye Mercifull and Almighty Saving arms of my faithfull Creator and Gracious Redeemer and my body to ye Earth Decently to be buried in assured hope of a Glorious Resurrection. Then as to my worldly Estate I Dispose thereof as followeth.I mprs I give and bequeath unto Joseph my first born son all my Home place that I now live upon which is within one fence or Inclosure entire as also ye one half of ye Little Pasture next adjoyning. Together with all my housing & Orchard. I do also give unto my said son Joseph my point of Salt marsh that lyeth next to Kittery bounds one acre more or less. Itm I give unto my youngest Son Benajah ye other half of my Little pasture & all that my twenty and Six acres of Land which lyeth next adjoyning on York River on which my Said Son Benajah now Dwelleth. I do likewise give unto my Youngest Son ye one half of my two acres of Salt marsh which lyeth at ye head of York Marshes in the Western Cove.Itm I give unto my Son Matthews Young one acre and Quarter of Salt Marsh near ye head of York Marshes adjoyning to ye Widow Johnsons Marsh. Itm I give unto my son Jonathan Young ye other half of ye two acres abouesd in ye western Cove. Equally to be Divided between Jonathan & Benajah above sd. Furthermore it is my Will and Pleasure that my Eldest and my Youngest Sons Joseph and Benajah Shall pay unto my five Daughters Mary, Susanna, Elizabeth, Sarah, and Mercy Six pounds Each, thirty pounds ye whole the one half to be paid by my Eldest and ye other by my Youngest Son, which Eldest and Youngest Sons Shall also pay all my Just Debts and Funerall Charges by Equall proportion. Itm I give and bequeath unto my Well beloved Wife Susannah During her Natural life ye Vse of ye third of all my lands and marsh and as for all my movable Estate within doors & without I give it wholly & forever unto my Said Wife to be Disposed of according to her own will and Discretion. Finally I do Constitute and appoint my Eldest son Joseph abovesd to be the Sole Executor of this my Last Will and Testament; But I must Subjoyn that it Shall not be in ye power of my Eldest or my Youngest Son to Alienate any part of ye Lands or marsh in this Testamt bequeathed to them they may Dispose of it to one another & to any of ye family but not to any other besides my posterity. Published pronounced and Declared by Roland Young abovesd to be his Last Will & Testamt In presence of Samuel Moodey Hannah Moodey Mary Moodey Roland Young (Seal) his mark Probated 2 Jan. 1721-2. Inventory returned 2 Jan. 1721-2, at 244: 11: 0, by Benja Stone, Samll Sewall and Joseph Hoult, appraisers.

Registry of Deeds 5 38: In the name of god Amen Rowland young Senior of yorke in the Province of Mayne declareth this to bee his last will & testament. I Rowland young aforesayd being at this Present of a sound mind & of a memory substantiall though very sicke in body & willing to dispose prudently of what god in his pleasure hath possest mee with all declare as followeth. first I bequeath my soule to god that gave it in & through ye meritts of my deare Ld & saujor Jesus Christ in hopes  of a Joyfull resurrection at the great Tribunall & my body to the earth yr to bee Inter'd in order & Decent buriall. 2ly I will that all my funerall Charges shall bee fully & duely payd with all my other just & due debts which may appeare. 3 I will that my dearly & beloued wife Johanna young shall injoy all my Estate y I haue in this world the same to possess & improue & to take the full produce of from tyme to tyme & at all tyms dureing the tyme of her naturall life & If in case the produce of ye same shall not bee a Competent measure for her Comfortable subsistance I do hereby Impoure my well beloued to sell aliene or dispose of all or any of my Estate not yet disposed off for y end & shall desire any Court or seale or Judicature in such case of extremity to ayd & Assist my beloued wife yrin & also so to order that shee may haue a comfortable liuelyhood according to her Ranke & quality out of ye same And further I order my well beloued wife to will bequeath & dispose off what part of my Estate shee shall leaue at her decease to whom shee pleaseth I also will the possession Present of all my Estate houses Lands Marshes or any or any thing yr unto belonging to my dearely beloued wife to whom I Committ soole execution & Administration desireing this my well beloued wife to act as soole executrix in all respects to see my last will & testament Performed Signed & deliuered in the Presence ol Jeremiah Mowlton his X marke Timothy Yealls Rowland young  His markSworn to by attesting wltnesses 6 Nov 1686 recorded 24 Nov 1686 Inventory returned at 224: 06; 0 by Abraham Preble and Arthur Bragdon appraisers 26 Sept 1685.

History of the Ancient Reydales: Magnus Redlon whose parents are not certainly known, was born in Shetland, on the north coast of Scotland in the year 1698; came to America in 1717, and first appears as a resident of the ancient town of York, in the county of that name, in the province of MA, now in the state of Maine, where he married Susannah, daughter of Matthew Young, and widow of Ichabod Austin, of the same town......./P/ footnote: Rowland Young, of Kittery, whose wife was Susanna, was from Scotland and had children as follows: Joseph, Beniah, Jonathan, Matthias (on some old records spelt Mathew), Mary Susanna, Elizabeth, Sarah & Mercy.  //P// Ichabod Austin Jr went to Saco with the Redlon family and his name is found with that of Magnus Redlon who married his mother on a petition to Gov William Shirley in 1742 then of Narraganset No 1 now Buxton York County Me. He settled in Nobleborough Lincoln County Me as blacksmith and Robert Redlon the son of John Redlon  grandson of Magnus Redlon went to Nobleborough and learned the trade with him. Ichabod Austin married and left numerous descendants now living in the eastern section of Maine. There was also an Elizabeth Austin associated with the Redlon family at Saco presumed to have been in some way related to Ichabod.

The NE historical & genealogical record 1876: YOUNG The communication of GT Ridlon found on page 236 of the April number of the REGISTER contains some errors. He says Susanna the daughter of Matthias Young married Ichabod Austin. Matthias Young was the fifth child of Matthew Young and married Mercy Main January 9 1733. Susanna above named was the first child of Matthew above named born Nov 3 1696 married Ichabod Austin had one child Ichabod born March 29 1718. Austin died and she married Magnus Readlan by whom she had 1 born May 26 1722 and died when 6 days old. 2 Ebenezer born Feb 13 1724. 3 John born March 31 1726. 4 Matthias born Sent 19 1728. Matthew was as Mr Ridlon states one of the sons of Roland who lived in York and was an adult July 3 1653 as he had land granted him at that date. He had sons bearing the names mentioned by Mr Ridlon also a son Roland which name has continued to this day. It is in all cases spelled Rowland NATHANIEL G MARSHALL York Maine 

York Deeds, Vol 14: Know all Men by these Presents that I Joseph Young of York in the County of York in New England Gent Young for & in Consideration of the natural Love & Af fection that I have & do bear to my only welbeloved & dutiful Son Samuel Young of York aforesd Coaster have given & granted & by these Presents do freely fully & absolutely give & grant to the sd Samuel Young a certain Tract or Parcel of Land situate lying & being in the Township of York it being the same Land whereon my honoured Father Rowland Young decd lived & which my Hond Grandfather Rowland Young Decd gave to my sd Father as by a Deed under his Hand & Seal Dated Aug 25 1685. Reference being thereunto had for the Boundaries thereof may at large appear sd Deed being enrolled [Lib0 4 Fole 54 of York County Records for Deeds &c] Together with the Orchards & Fences thereon & all the Priviledges Appurces & Commodities thereto belonging or any wise appertaining excepting only & reserving out of the Premisses Two Acres of Land on the North EastSide thereof to be laid out & bounded as I shall think fit To have and to hold the above given & granted Premisses with the Appurces except the before excepted to him the sd Samuel Young his Heirs & Assigns for ever To his & their only proper Use Benefit & behoofe for ever as a good pfect & absolute Estate of Inheritance in Fee simple without any Manner of Condition whatsoever In Witness whereof I the sd Joseph Young & Abigail my Wife in Testimony of her free Consent to this Deed of Gift have hereunto set our Hand & Seals the Thirtyeth Day of April in the Second Year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord King George the Second Anno Domini 1729 Joseph Young Seal Signed Seald & Delivd in Presence of us Edward Preble Edmund Black John Higgins York ss April 15 1730 Joseph Young psonally appeared & acknowledged y the above written Instrument was his free Act & Deed Saml Came Jus Peace A true Copy of the Original Receivd Febrl 5 1730 Attest Jos Moody Regr.

Documentary History of the State of Maine: Petition of Rowland Young To his Excellcy Sr Edmd Andross Knt Governour of his Majestys Territory and Dominion of New England The Humble Petion of Rowland Young Sheweth That yor Petionrs father was an Inhabitant In the towne of Yorke in the province of Maine Nigh ffifty Yeares there he brought vp a great ffamely of Childeren and by his Labour Purchased a Small Tract of Land in the Same Towne Eight Acres whereof he gaue to yor petionr That your petionr about Sixteene yeares agoe Laid out about One Hundred & ffifty pounds in Building vpon the Said Land but in the time of the Late Indian Warr yor petionTM house was burnt & he & his ffamely Exposed to Hardshipp that the Select men of the Said Towne of Yorke being sensible of yor petionTM Great Losse did offer to bestow vpon yor petionr Eighteene Acres of Land out of fence & vn improued adjoyneing to yor petionTM land but it was never laid Out to him Nor as Yett disposed of to any other gson Now in as much as yor petionr has built a little house vpon his Land & haueing agreat Charge of Childeren is not able to Support his flamely vpon that Land Left him by his ffather he humbly prays yor Excellcy to graunt vnto him & his heyres the abousd Eighteene Acres of Land vn improued & out of ffence vpon Such Modderate quitt Rent as to yor Excelly Shall Seeme Meete And Yor Petionr Shall Euer pray R

Hudson-Mohawk Genealogical and Family Memoirs: A Record of ..., Volume 2: The Schenectady family of Young herein traced derive ancestry from Rowland Young of Scotland, born about 1625. He settled at the village of Scotland town of York Maine so called from the fact that a company of Scotchmen settled there at the time of the civil war in England and that after the victory of Cromwell over the loyal Scots were driven into exile together with thousands of their countrymen. Rowland Young was admitted a freeman in 1652. He married Joanna ___. His will is dated 1685. His widow made a will in 1698 wherein she mentions her sons Rowland 2 living on the south side of York river. Job who received land where my old dwelling house now stands and daughters Mary Moulton and Lydia Haines. II Rowland 2 son of Rowland 1 and Joanna Young was born about 1650. He married Susanna ___. His will is dated 1719. Children Joseph settled in York, Beniah, Jonathan see forward, Matthew made his will at York November 20 1756 and says I have lived to see the fourth generation, Mary, Susannah, Elizabeth, Sarah, Mercy, Rowland 3 probably died before his fathe; he was engaged in the French war and taken prisoner.  

Fragmentary records of the Youngs, comprising, in addition to much general ... By Israel Gilbert Young: Rowland Young a freeman of York Maine in 1652 with his brother Robert swore allegiance the 22d of March 1681. Rowland, Savage thinks, may have been father or grandfather of that Rowland Young called of Dover who when a boy was prisoner in Canada in 1695.

History of York County, Maine: with illustrations and biographical sketches: Rowland Young with others signed articles of submission to Massachusetts 11/22/1652.

York Deeds Vol 5: We present Matthew Young and Elinr Haynes his now wife for committing fornication.

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