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Moses Simmons

Male Abt 1601 - 1691  (~ 90 years)


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  • Name Moses Simmons 
    Born Abt 1601  Leyden, Zuid, Holland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Move 1621  Plymouth, Plymouth, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    to America on the Ship 'Fortune' 
    Died Sep 1691  Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Formerly spelled and written "Moyses Symonson" came to Plymouth in the ''Fortune," landing on November ninth, 1621, and is usually reckoned as one of the Pilgrims, being among the earliest settlers of Plymouth, and was a child of one whom was in communion with the Dutch of Lyden, and being admitted into Church fellowship at Plymouth, New England, and his children also admitted to baptism as well as our own. (Winslow's History 1646.)

      Moses Simmons died in Duxbury, in 1691 and his will was filed for probate by his son John, Sept. 15th, 1691, The inventory of his estate was taken Sept. 10th, 1691, by Thomas Delano and Edward Southward, and presented to the court by John Simmons.

      The following is a copy of the will of Moses Simmons of the ''Fortune'' as it appears on the records at Plymouth and is certified to be correct copy:

      "THE LAST WILL AND TESTEMENT OF MOSES SIMMONS"

      I, being aged and full of decaye but in my right and perfect understanding and not knowing the day of my death, do will that my estate shall thus be disposed of after my decease;

      In the name of God Amen

      Item 1- I do will and bequeath my body to the grave and that it he decently burried and funeral charges defrayed out of my estate before any legacie. And my Soul to God that gave it me whome I trust hath redeemed it.

      Item 2- I do will that all my personall debts be paid out of my personall estate.

      Item 3- I will and bequeath to my daughter Mary, the wife of Joseph Alden, Four pounds.

      Item 4- I will and bequeath to my Son Aaron. Four pounds.

      Item 5- I do will and bequeath to my daughter Elizabeth, now the wife of Richard Dwelley, Five shillings.

      Item 6- I do will and bequeath to my daughter Sarah, now the wife of James Nash. Two pounds, Ten shillings, of which the said James Nash hath Two pounds, Five shillings in his hands already.

      Item 7- I do will and bequeath to my Son John, Four pounds.

      Item 8- I do will, constitute, ordaine and appoint my Son John to be executor of this my last will and testament.

      So desiring that all my children may be at peace after my decease I do to these presents set my hand and seal this seventeenth day of June in the year of our Lord God, One Thousand Six Hundred Eighty and Nine.

      In presence of
      Benjamin Chandler
      David Alden
      Thomas Delano

      The mark M of Moses Simons

      David Alden and Thomas Delano, two of the witnesses here named made oath before the county Court at Plymouth Sept. 15th. 1691 that they were present and saw the above named Moses Simons signe, seal and heard him declare the above written to be his last will, and, that to the best of their judgment, he was of disposing mind and memory when he so did.

      Attest Sam Sprague cler.

      Inventory of the estate of MOSES SIMMONS late of Duxbury taken Sept. 10th, 1691, by Thomas Delano and Edward Southward,

      Amount 53, 11 Shillings, presented at Court by John Simmons, Son of deceased, Sept. 15th, 1691.

      Moses Simmons (II) Son of Moses (I) was not mentioned in his Father's will, probably because he died in March, 1676, about 15 years before his Father.
      A true copy frqm the Plymouth County Probate Records,: Vol. I, Page 106.
      Attest: Sumner A. Chapman, Register.

      http://www.langeonline.com/Simmons/moses.html
    Person ID I3765746  7_families
    Last Modified 31 Aug 2006 

    Father Moses Simmons,   b. 1570, Leyden, Zuid, Holland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother Lydia Holland,   b. 1574, , Devonshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID F1251535  Group Sheet

    Family Mrs. Sarah Simmons,   b. 1616, Canterbury, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 1637  , Plymouth, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Rebecca Simmons,   b. Abt 1635, Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1665-1668, Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 33 years)
     2. Mary Simmons,   b. 1638, Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Feb 1697  (Age 59 years)
     3. Moses Simmons,   b. Abt 1641, Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Mar 1676  (Age ~ 35 years)
     4. Elizabeth Simmons,   b. Abt 1645, Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Aaron Simmons,   b. Abt 1647, Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Sarah Simmons,   b. Abt 1649, Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. John Simmons,   b. Abt 1651, Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Feb 1716  (Age ~ 65 years)
     8. Thomas Simmons,   b. Abt 1652, Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 31 Aug 2006 
    Family ID F1251534  Group Sheet

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - Abt 1601 - Leyden, Zuid, Holland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMove - to America on the Ship 'Fortune' - 1621 - Plymouth, Plymouth, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1637 - , Plymouth, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Sep 1691 - Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
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