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Capt Mark Snow

  • Birth 9 May 1628 Plymouth County, Massachusetts, USA
  • Death 9 Jan 1695 Eastham, Barnstable County, Massachusetts, USA
  • Burial Eastham, Barnstable County, Massachusetts, USA
  • Memorial ID 44897405


He married, first, on Jan 18,1654/5, probably at Eastham,MA, Anna Cooke.

Capt Mark Snow married, second, on Jan 9,1660/1 at Eastham,MA, Jane Prence.

1643 was on the lists of those able to bear arms and was a Lieutenant in the Militia at Plymouth Colony. Together with his parents, brothers and sisters he settled at Nauset, Eastham, Cape Cod on 14 April, 1644 and later became a Capt. On 1657 became a freeman. He gave oath of allegiance on Jun 3,1657; chosen Surveyor of Highways. He was Town Clerk, Eastham, MA between 1663 and 1678. He was a selectman, Eastham, MA between 1667 and 1685. On 5-Jun-1667 attended the Grand Enquest, Gov, Thomas Prence officiated. On Oct 24,1667 on the Grand Jury with his brother Joseph Snow. He was served as a Selectman in 1673. He was a member of the Counsel of War in 1675. He was a deputy, Eastham, MA between 1675 and 1681. He served in King Philip's War in 1675/76. On 1679 "Select Courts" "being established by law, Capt. Jonathan Sparow, Mr Mark Snow and Mr. John Doane were commissioned to hold them in this town." Eastham,MA.

He left a will dated Nov 23,1694:

In the name of God Amen. I Mark Snow of Eastham being weak of body but sound in mind and disposing memory, do make this my last will and testament in manner and form following. That is to say, first and principally I resign my soul unto God that gave it in hopeful assurance of a blessed resurrection at ye last day in and through ye merits of my blessed redeemer; and secondly , I commit my body to ye earth from whence it was taken to be decently buried at ye discretion of my executor hereafter named. As for my temporal estate that ye Lord hath lent unto me I dispose of that as followeth:

Imprimis--I give unto my son, Nickolas, a pardel of land where his house stands, computed at twenty and six acres, according to bounds set down in ye purchasers book of records, with two acres of meadow lying at ye head of Namskakett, according to record as above said.

Imp. I give unto my son, Nickolas ye one half of my lot of land lying at Satuckett, between Jonathan Bangs and ye Indian Land. I Give unto my son Nickolas, ye one half of a parcel of meadow lying in ye township of Yarmouth in a place called Blue Meadow in ye south side of Bass River.

It. I give to my son Thomas Snow ye extra half of my lot where his house stands onthat side and next the Indian range, and ye one half of my meadow in Yarmouth ye above specified meadow.

It. I give unto my son Prence Snow after my wife's decease of widowhood, my now dwelling house, and all ye land adjoining and fifteen acres of land above ye common road according to bounds specified in ye record abovesaid. I give to my son Prence Snow three acres of meadow that lies below my now dwelling house according to bounds set down in ye before specified book of records.

It. I give to my son Thomas Snow as acre of land at ye northmost end my lot in ye old fields commonly so-called and another small division of land estimated at three-quaters of an acre of land lying in ye specified old field at Satuckett between Ensign Bangs and Thomas Freeman.

It. I give to my son Prence Snow ye remainder of my lot of land containing three acres of land in ye specified Indian fields after my wife's decease.

I give to my son Nickolas and Thomas my lot of land containing three acres of land according to record lying between John Freemans pasture and ye common road. I give unto my son Prence after my wife's decease an acre and a half of meadow lying between John Cole and Stephen Hopkins in Namskaket meadow according to bounds specified in ye before specified records. All my land that lie undivided after my wife's decease i give and bequeath to my three sons Nickolas, Thomas and Prence to be equally divided between them.

It. I give and bequeath to my loving wife, Jane Snow all my whole personal estate after my debts and funeral charges are paid. I do appoint my loving wife, Jane Snow my whole and sole executor after my decease. It. I give to my son Prence Snow, my musket cat-box and cutlass and one pistol. I give to my son Thomas Snow my back sword and one pistol. It. I give to my grand-child Jonathan Snow my carbine. To ye truth and verify hereof I have set my hand and seal this twenty and third day of November, 1694.

Signed and sealed in the
presence of us

Mark Snow
Samuel Knowles
Thomas Crosby Jr.
Jonathan Sparrow

Copied from Barnstabe Court Probate Records, Book 1

The Inventory of Capt Mark Snow was taken on Jan 9,1694/95.

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