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Lot Conant

  • Birth 1624 Essex County, Massachusetts, USA
  • Death 29 Sep 1674 Beverly, Essex County, Massachusetts, USA
  • Burial Unknown
  • Memorial ID 34161801

Born about 1624 in Nantasket or Cape Ann MA to Gov. Roger & Sarah (Horton) Conant. Married 1649-1650 to Elizabeth Walton. Their child: Mary (Conant) Burley.

Find A Grave contributor Ken Smith adds:
Lot Conant was born in Dorchester or Cape Ann, Massachusetts, about 1624. He was the son of Roger Conant, who was the original Governor of Cape Ann & Salem, and his wife, Sarah Horton. He married, before 1650, Elizabeth, daughter of Rev. William Walton and Elizabeth Cooke, who was born in Seaton, Devonshire, England in 1629. Lot and Elizabeth were living in Marblehead as early as 1657. Lot was a selectman there in 1662.
In 1666, Lot's father gave him the homestead at Beverly including over 100 acres. On the same day, Lot leased back to his father the house and three acres for an annual rent of "one Indian corn". About this time, Lot probably moved his family back to Beverly and built a house near his father's, because "a dwelling house and orchard containing about 4 acres, with an old house of his father" is mentioned in the inventory of Lot's estate. In 1667 he was one of the founding members of the new church at Bass River, or Beverly. In March of 1670 and March of 1671, he sold his Marblehead houses and lands.
Lot and Elizabeth had ten children, eight born in Marblehead and the last two in Beverly. Lot was described in land deeds as "Lot Conant, yeoman", but in addition to his role as a farmer, he must have also had a trade, possibly shoemaker, as evidenced by his bequest of "the shop and tools" to son Nathaniel in his will. It is known that Nathaniel was a shoemaker. Lot Conant wrote his will on September 24, 1674, and died on September 29, in Beverly. His estate was valued at 780 Pounds. Two years later, Elizabeth married, as his third wife, Andrew Mansfield of Lynn. The death of Elizabeth is not recorded at Beverly, she may have died in Lynn. She was however, alive in 1683 when her husband died.

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