Amos Stickney

Cottingham, East Riding of Yorkshire Unitary Authority, East Riding of Yorkshire, England
Death 29 Aug 1678 (aged 43)
Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts, USA
Burial Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts, USA
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8. Amos Stickney, son of William Stickney and Elizabeth Dawson was born in 1635 in England. He died on 29 Aug 1678 in Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. He married Sarah Morse, daughter of Anthony Morse and Mary on 24 Jun 1663 in Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts.

9. Sarah Morse, daughter of Anthony Morse and Mary was born on 01 May 1641. She died on 07 Dec 1711 in Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts.

Notes for Amos Stickney:

Amos, the second son of William and Elizabeth, was born in England about 1635.
Amos came with his father to Rowley (Mass.) and was given by him the trade of a Weaver, which tradition says, he learnt from John Pearson, who Johnson says, had set up in Rowley before 1643, "The first fulling-mill in America," and according to Governor Winthrop this town exceeded all others in the manufactory of cloth. A ruler made from a cedar tenter post, brought from England and used in the construction of this Mill, is now in the possession of the author [Matthew Adams Stickney].

AMOS STICKNEY, soon after the completion of his trade established himself at Newbury, an adjoining town, as a Weaver, his father having (as is stated in his Will) "not only given him a trade, but some part of the estate toward his settling there."

Jan. 19, 1658. He then of Newbury, Weaver, buys of Robert Morse, Taylour, and Ann his wife of Newbury for £34, "all that house and three acres of land situate, lyeing and being in Newbury abovesayd, on the South of the trayneing greene, one acre whereon the house, garden and orchyard, is sittuat upon, is bounded with the land of Richard Brown on the South, the trayneing greene on the North, the land of Anthony Morse Sen'r on the East, and the mill way on the West, the other two acres bounded with the yard of Capt. Gerrish on the South, Richard Browne's land on the East, and the mill way on the West, the common on the North and West." Wit. Wm. Thomas, Peeter Morse. Ack. Mch. 25, 1662. [Essex Deeds, 2: 81.]

May 11, 1663. He "in consideration of a mare and colt delivered him by Anthony Morse, Jun'r, of Newbury," sells him the two acres of land purchased of Wm. Titcomb of 4 acres, with privileges of a freehold as it lyeth in Newbury in south-west corner of South Field, next little Pine Swamp, bounded on land Wm. Stevens dec'd, on east side, pine swamp on north-west, the Common on south, and land of Wm. Titcomb on north end and on West corner, with all and singular ye House, Barn, Orchard, Garden, fences &c. undivided comons, profits, freehold priviledges and appurtenances, thereunto belonging." Wit. Anthony Somerby and John Webster. [Ibid 58: 149.]

"AMOS STICKNEY of Newbury, took the oath of Fidelity to this Commonwealth this 25 of ye 3 mo. 1669 before me Robert Pike, Com."

Sept. 19, 1670. "The Town granted to William Titcomb and AMOS STICKNEY the little pine swamp to be their proprierty with skirts of the common, provided they make and maintain a sufficient fence about the hole, for the safety of the cattle, from time to time." [Newbury Town Rec.]
The Pine Swamp above mentioned, is the tract of land on the south side of Oak-Hill Cemetery, and was, it appears, surrounded by the common.

Amos Stickney died in Newbury, August 29, 1678, leaving the following Will, dated two days before his death.

"August 27th, 1678.
Bee it knowne unto all men by these presents, that I, AMOS STICKNEY, of Newbury in the countie
of Essex, N.E. (Massur?) beeing sicke and weake of body, but of perfect memory, do here make my last will and testament, commending and committing my soule into the hands of my blessed Redeemer jesus Christ; and my body unto the dust form whence it was taken, in hope and full assurance of a blessed resurrection; and for my worldly goods I dispose as followeth:-

Imp's. I give and bequeath unto Sarah my wife all my household goods with all my stocke, that is to say, my cattle, horses, sheep, and swyne, and also to have the house and land in her hands untill my son John shall be of the age of one and twenty years: - and during her widowhood to have a roome in the house as long as she lives a widow. And I appoint her to be the sole executrix of this my last will and testament, and to discharge my debts and funerall.

2dly. I give to my son my houseing and land, all my meadow and freehold and privileges, to my son John when he shall be of the age of one and twnety eyars, as aforesaid. And my said son John shall pay out of the said land to every one of his brothers and sisters ten pounds within three years after each of them shall attaine to the said age of one and twenty years, in corne and cattell, as indifferent men shall judge. And if my said son John shall decease this life before he shall be of the aforesaid age, then I appoint my son Amos to have the said houseing and land when he shall attaine to the said age; - and to pay out of it to his brothers and sisters according as it is above mentioned, as his brother John should have done. And my said son John during his nonage I appoint that hee shall dwell with his mother to help her, and all the rest of my children to be at their mother's dispose; and my two daughters to have their portion paid them when they shall be of the age of twenty years; and if any of them shall dy before they come of the said age [The names of the children are John, Andrew, Amos, Joseph, Benjamin, Moses, hannah and Sarah.], Then their said portions shall be equally divided amongst the rest of those that survive. And I desire my loveing brothers John Stickney and Andrew Stickney and Samuel Stickney to be the overseers of this my last will and testament.

Read, signed and sealed in the presence of us. ANTHONY SOMERBY, ANTHONY MORSEE, SER., SAMUEL STICKNEY, } AMOS STICKNEY [Seal.]

Proved in court held at Ipswich the 24 of September, 1678, by the oaths of Anthony somerby and Samuell Stickney to be the least will and testament of Amos Stickney, and that he was of a
disposing mynd.
As attest, ROBERT LORD, cler.
A true copy as on file. Attest, NATH'L LORD, JR., Register."

"An inventory of the lands, goods and chattells of AMOS STICKNEY, of Newbury, who deceased this life the nine and twentyeth day of August in the yeare of our Lord 1678, taken by us whose

names are subscribed.
Imp's. A house and barne with fifteene acres of land, upland
and meadow £150 0 0
It. Corne in the barne and Indian corne upon the land 20 0 0
It. Two mares £5. It. Two steeres £7 12 0 0
It. Seven cowes £21. It. One two year old £2 23 0 0
It. Three yearlings £3. It. Four calves £2 5 0 0
It. About forty sheep £10. It. Twelve syne, small
great 16 0 0
It. His wearing apparrell 7 0 0
It. A bedstead, feather bed, bolster, 2 blankets a coverlet,
curtains and vallons 8 0 0
It. Other beds and bedding 5 0 0
It. Three paire of sheets and pillow bears 3 0 0
It. Wool in the house 3 0 0
It. A loame with all tackling for weaving 10 0 0
It. A parcel of new home made cloth 3 10 0
It. A parcell of cheese 2 10 0
It. Two iron potts and 2 iron kettles and 3 brass skillets 2 10 0
It. 5 pewter platters, a chamber pot, a small flagon and pint
pot and glass bottles and a stone bottles, and a
warming pan 2 0 0
It. Three chests, 2 little tables, 2 boxes, a settle, 3 chayres,
and other small things 1 10 0
It. A hogshead, ber barrel, churne, milk trayers, buckets,
firkin and other lumber 1 10 0
It. A fire shovel and tongues, 2 trammels and pot hooks 10 0

ROBERT LORD, cler. A true copy as on file.
Attest, NATH'L LORD, JR., Register."

It. A musket, sword and pike with ammunition 2 0 0
It. A saddle, bridle and pillion 1 0 0
It. A cart and wheels, a sled, a plow and irons, three
chaynes, 3 wedges, three hooes, an axe, prongs and
other utinsills for husbandry 5 10 0
Sum is £284 10 0
The deceased indebted to Henry Jaques 2 0 0
To the executrix of Anthony Morse deceased 3 0 0
To Mr. Davison £1 10 - to Mr. White £1 8 2 18 0
To Francis Willet £1 3 4 - to Penuel Titcomb £3 4 3 4
To Marcht Dole 10s - to Dr. Dole 16s 1 6 0
To Anthony Somerby 11 6
To Peter Cheney 10 0
Sum is £14 8 10

SARAH STICKNEY, executrix, upon oath, delivered this inventory to be a true inventory to the best of her knowledge; and if more appears to add the same: - In court held at Ipswich the 24th of
September, 1678. Attest,

On the homestead and freehold which AMOS STICKNEY purchased of Solomon Keyes, he lived and died. In his Will dated Aug. 27, 1678, he conveyed his house &c., after his wife Sarah's decease, to his son John, [19] who in his Will dated May 13, 1727, gave it to his wife Mary during her life, then to his son Amos. Amos Stickney [58] in his nuncupative Will, sworn to Nov. 21, 1763, left this house to his son John, [190] who disposed of it about 1772, after its having been in the family over one hundred and nine years, and removed to Epping, N.H., where he died. This estate in 1845 was the residence of Moses Coffin, and was the next house to that occupied by Capt. Rich, Enoch, and Joseph Jaques, on what was once called South street, but in 1845, Parker street. It is sometimes erroneously called West Indian Lane.

Nine children were born to Amos and Sarah: Sarah, John, Andrew, Amos, Joseph, Benjamin, Hannah, Sarah, and Moses. [The author of the Stickney Family found where Newbury records transposed Hannah and Sarah's births. He corrected them for the genealogy.]

source: [Stickney Family, p. 17-22]

Notes for Sarah Morse:

Sarah Morse had nine children with Amos Stickney. Six years after his death she married Stephen Acreman. She died in Newbury on 7 December 1711.

In the book, Good Wives, Image and Reality in the Lives of Women in Northern New England 1650-1750 by Laurel Ulrich, Sarah Stickney is mentioned as "the widow Sarah Stickney of Newbury, who had more than one illegitmate child", purportedly one by Samuel Lowell and one by John Atkinson, whom she successfully sued for child support. Court records detail altercations and statements made.

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