Deacon NOYES Nicholas

Deacon NOYES Nicholas[1, 2, 3, 4, 5]

Male Abt 1616 - 1701  (~ 85 years)

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  • Name NOYES Nicholas 
    Prefix Deacon 
    Born Abt 1616  Cholderton, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15
    • (NEHG Register, Vol. 149 says about 1614 (aged "about 60" in 1674 according to Ipswich Deeds 4:187).

      Reminiscences of a Nonagenarian says 1614.

      Noyes Pedigree and Colonial Families says 1615/16

      The Great Migration says about 1616.)
    Gender Male 
    Emigration 24 Mar 1633/4  Southampton, Hampshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 14, 16, 17, 18
    • (Sailed on ship Mary & John of London, Robert Sayres, Master, on 23 Mar. 1634 with brother James, sister-in-law Sarah and cousin Thomas Parker. The ship was detained in the Thames where all passengers signed the oath of allegiance to the king and the church 24 Mar. 1634, before they were allowed to sail from London.

      "Nicholas Noyce" was enrolled at Southampton as a passenger for New England on the Mary & John [Drake's Founders 70].)
    Immigration May 1634  Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [14
    Residence Aft May 1634  Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • (Medford was first known as Mistick.)
    Residence May 1635  Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 19, 20
    Will 4 Jul 1700  Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 7, 21, 22
    • (In the Name of God and by His Assistance I, Nicholas Noyes, of Newbery, in ye County of Essex in ye Province of ye Massachusets Bay in New England do humbly Comitt my soul body and Spirit both in life and death unto ye everlasting armes of God Alsufficient my Heavenly Father and unto Jesus Christ my alone Savior & Redeemer thro ye power & presence of his eternall Spiritt my body to ye earth whence itt Originall was taken in hopes of a happy and glorious Resurrection on ye Great day of ye man Christ Jesus to him be glory both now and Ever Amen. And for my Worldly goods I do dispose as is hereafter expressed.

      Impr. To ye children of my Son John Noyes (late of Newbery Dec'ed) I give that meadow & upland wch they now posses in my neck of land (excepting only twenty acres of upland next to Henry Shorts Mills wch I do reserve to be otherwise disposed of for fifety pounds wch he oweth me) always reserving liberty for my heirs for ever to pass & repass thro any of ye aforesd lands at Sumer or Winter on ye place or places where we ware wont to pass & repass and further wth upland & meadow is contained in this my gift more than was Inventorized in my said Son John his inventory I do give to my grandson Nicholas Noyes the son of my said son John Noyes over and above his portion I do also reserve to my Self all those points of upland wch run into ye said meadow and are now on my side of ye deviding fence betwene my self and my said sons childrens land.

      Item, To my son Mr. Nicholas Noyes of Salem I give five shillings in money besides what I have formerly done for him wch is in full of his portion to be paid by my executor.

      Item To my son Cutting Noyes I give five shillings in money besides wt I have done formerly for him to be paid by my executors in full of his Portion.

      Item. To my son Timothy Noyes I give all that houseing and land that he now posseseth also one acre of plowland out of ye land that I myself now posses to be laid out by ye side of ye said Plow land that he now posseseth also about Two acres of Plow land and Swamp be itt more or less wch layeth betwene ye land that Moses Little late of Newbery did posses and ye land of Joseph Knight & my owne land and ye land of Lt. Tristram Coffin, also all that my long point of meadow or salt marsh in my neck of land as itt is bounded by ye Mill River on three sides, and ye other side by a line running streight from Henry Shorts Mill dam to ye turne of ye River yt makes ye said point of marsh, also ye one halfe of that marsh wch I formerly bought of Henry Jaques lying in ye great marshes in Newbery also ye one halfe of that twenty acres of upland on my Neck before reserved in this my Will. Also one Quarter part of all my devisions of land already laid out in ye upper Woods in Newbery to me; as also one Quarter parts of all my rights in ye undevided lands of Newbery all wch to enjoy to him and his heirs forever. Also I give unto him all my weareing apparrell I also confirm to him all yt piece of Meadow wch he bought of Peter Cheny lyeing on ye South Side of ye Mill River in Newbery.

      Item To ye children of my son Thomas Noyes dec'ed I give ten pounds to be paid by my executor in good Currant pay as itt passeth from man to man (not as money) to be paid to ye children when they come of age or sooner as my executor shall see cause.

      Item. To my daughter Mary ye wife of John French of Salisbury besides what I have formerly given her I give her fiveteen pounds in good currant pay as itt passeth from man to man (not as money) to be paid by my executor wth in four years after my death wch is for full of her portion.

      Item. To my daughter Hannah ye wife of John Atkinson Sen'r. of Newbery I give five shillings money besides what I have formerly to her to be paid by my Executor wch is in full of her portion.

      Item. To my daughter Sarah ye wife of Matthew Pettengall of Newbery besides what I have formerly given her I do now give her fifeteen pounds in good marchentable pay not as money price but as it passeth from man to man to be paid by my executor wth in four years after my death wch is in full of her portion.

      Item To my daughter Rachel the wife of James Jackman of Newbery I give fifeteen pounds besides what I formerly gave her to be paid by my Executor wth in four years after my death in good marchentable pay not in or as money but as it passeth from man to man wch is in full of her portion.

      Item. To my daughter Abigall Noyes I give all ye linen that I shall have in the house at my decease as Table Linnen & Sheets as also ye best bed wth all ye furniture, also ye parlour dureing her naturall life as also seller room for her convenciency (the house room here mentioned she shall not have itt if she marry also I give her fifety Shillings per Annum dureing her naturall life to be paid to her by my Executor ten shillings of itt in money or in flax or Wool at money price annually and the ye other forty shillings in provision pay at money prices annually my Executor to keep ye said Parlour in good repair at his owne charge. Also I give to her ye fruits of ten Apple trees yearly if she do not marry to be at her owne choyce out of my old orchard. I also give my said daughter one of my brass kettles at her owne choyce & one iron pott & three platters and my tankard all wch is in full of her portion.

      Item. I do hereby make my son James Noyes my true and lawful heir and do accordingly give and bequeath unto him and to his heirs & assignes forever all my houseing & lands wth all my goods & chattles (not perticularly mentioned in this my last Will and Textamt & otherwise disposed of) together wth all debts due to me by Bill Bond Book or otherwise, as also whatever may be mine and may appear due to me in time to come requireing him to pay all my honest debts & in speciall four pounds in money to his brother Mr. Nicholas Noyes of Salem on the accott. of Maj. Thomas Noyes of Newbery Esqr. as also Twenty shillings to ye First Church in Newbery, my funerall charges to be by him discharged.

      Lastly. I do appoint my son James Noyes to be ye executor of this my last Will Will and Testament hereby revoaking all former wills of mine. Whereas I have in this my last Will confered certaine lands on ye children of my son John Noyes itt is to be understood that Mary ye Widow of my said son John shall enjoy her thirds of said houseing & lands dureing her naturall life. In Witness whereof I, ye said Nicholas Noyes have hereto as my last Will & Testament sett to my hand & Seal this fourth day of July Anno Dom one thousand & seaven hundred.

      Nicholas Noyes & a Seal.
      Signed, sealed & Declared by Mr. Nicholas Noyes to be his last Will & Testamt in presence of us.

      Henry Short Junr.
      Jonathan Emory.
      Joseph Knight
      John Short.
      Henry Short.
      Will proved Dec. 29, 1701.

      [Essex Probate Record, 307:233-36 at Salem].)
    Died 23 Nov 1701  Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 7, 11, 12, 23, 24
    • (Savage, Vol. 3, p.298 and History of Brunswick, Topsham, and Harpswell: Died 11/9/1701.

      NEHG Register, Vol. 149 says "Mr. Nicholas Noyes of Newbury, aged about 86 years, died on the Lords-Day 9r 23.1701" ("The Diary of Samuel Sewall 1674-1729, M. Halsey Thomas, ed. (2 vols., New York, 1973), 1:458.)
    Buried Aft 23 Nov 1701  Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [9, 10
    Probate 4 Dec 1701  Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [22
    • (the inventory of the "estate of Mr. Nicholas Noyes late of Newbery who deceased November 23rd 1701," totalled 1531 pounds 4 shillings, of which 1160 pounds was real estate: "36 acres of land with houses, outhouses, gardens & orchard thereupon, 500 pounds"; "eighty acres of meadow & sixty acres of upland, 500 pounds"; "the outlands namely a freehold lot of about 30 acres and a rate lot of about seventy acres, 140 pounds"; and "rights in the commons & undivided lands of Newbery, 20 pounds". Taken by Thomas Noyes, Joseph Woodbridge and Henry Short [EQC 307:236].)
    Will (proved) 29 Dec 1701  [4, 7
    _UID 155E0D38EB9ED5118A06444553540000E7CC 
    Notes 
    • Nicholas Noyes was born in Cholderton, co. Wilts, about 1616. He deposed November 27, 1671 "aged about fifty-five years" [Records and Files of the Quarterly Courts of Essex County, Massachusetts, 1536-1686 (EQC) 4:433]; deposed December 24, 1674 "aged about sixty" [Ipswich Land Records (ILR) 4:187]; deposed March 31, 1679 "aged sixty-three years" [EQC 7:165].
       
      He married by 1641 Mary Cutting, daughter of John Cutting of Watertown.
       
      What was evidently a family group of six, having decided to go to New England, took the Oath of Allegiance - John Woodbridge, George Brown, Nicholas Noyes, and Richard Brown - on March 24, 1633/34, Thomas Parker and James Noyes on March 26, 1634 - and all embarked on the Mary and John at Southampton, reaching Nantasket (now Hull) near Boston sometime in May 1634 and removed to Agwam (Ipswich) where they remained during the following winter. The Rev. Parker and friends remained in Ipswich until the following spring when they applied to the General Court for liberty to settle on the Quascacunquen in an area known as Wessacucon. May 6, 1635, the following orders were passed by the General Court:
       
       - Wessacucon is allowed by the court to be a plantation & it is refered to Mr. Humfry, Mr. Endicott, Capt. Turner and Capt. Trask or any three of them, to sett out the bounds of Ipswich & Wessacucon or so much thereof as they can & the name of the said plantation in changed & hereafter to be called Neweberry.
       
      Most of the passengers who came to New England in the ship "Mary & John" were induced to remove to Newbury early in the year 1635. Tradition asserts that they came by water from Ipswich and landed on the north shore of the Quascacunquen (now Parker) river, about two or three hundred rods below the bridge that connects the"Lower Green" with the "Great Neck" and the town of Rowley.  A monument marks the spot where the settlers disembarked in May or June, 1635. Tradition states that young Nicholas was the first person to leap ashore when their boat anchored in the Quascacumquen (now the Parker) River. [John J. Currier, "History of Newbury" p. 312; Sarah Anna Emery "Reminiscences of a Nonagenarian" p. 112].  They joined 23 men and their families who formed a cattle-breeding company and were among the first settlers at Newbury where their children were born. Newbury's first minister was a cousin, Thomas Parker.

      Nicholas became an early town auditor of Newbury. ["History of Newbury", page 191.]
       
      Rev. Nicholas Noyes, in his account of his uncle, Rev. James Noyes, told of the coming of Mr. Parker, Mr. Noyes and his younger brother Nicholas Noyes, a single man, adding "between which three was more than ordinary endearment of affection, which was broken but by death."
       
      Nicholas Noyes came to New England in the ship Mary & John sailing from London late in March 1634/5 and arriving in Boston in May 1634/5. His brother James and his cousin Rev. Thomas Parker were of the company which comprised some twenty of the first settlers of Newbury. Some of this company came directly to Ipswich and spent their first winter in that settlement; while some stayed nearer Boston.
       
      In May 1635, a group of these people came to Newbury to establish their homes and tradition asserts that Nicholas Noyes was the first person to leap ashore when they arrived at the landing place on the north bank of the Quascacunquen River.
       
      In the first allotment of lands granted to the settlers for house lot he did not receive any, probably because he was young and unmarried.
       
      Feb. 24, 1636-7: at a towne meeting it was agreed that Wm. Moody, James Browne, Nic. Holt ffrancis Plumer and Na Noyes shall lay out all the generall fences in the towne that are to be made.
       
      Nicholas took the Freeman's Oath as "Nicholas Noise" in Cambridge on May 17, 1637 when he and eight others walked from Newbury to Cambridge to vote for Gov. Winthrop. Their immediate purpose was to strengthen Governor Winthrop's Party and prevent the re-election of Sir Harry Vane. [Records of the Governor and Company of the Massachusetts Bay in New England, 1628-1686 (MBCR) 1:373].
       
      He was admitted to the Newbury church prior to 17 May 1637 implied by freemanship.
       
      On April 21, 1638, he was one of five men fined 2s. 6d. apiece for absence from Newbury town meeting after due warning. The meeting was called to order at eight o'clock in the morning. Two of the men (not Nicholas) had their fines remitted, having sufficient excuses.
       
      It must have been very soon after this in 1638 that Noyes sailed on a voyage to England, possibly to settle family affairs and to report on conditions in Massachusetts Bay. He returned to New England on the Jonathan which sailed from London, probably soon after April 12, 1639, and "came to Anchor in Boston Harbor." Also on the Jonathan were Anthony Somerby of Newbury and Mr. Peter Noyes of Sudbury, who, having come over on the Confidence in 1638, aged 47, and found New England to his liking, had gone back to his home in Penton, near Andover, co. Hants, to fetch his family. Peter was doubtless a kinsman of Nicholas. [EQC 1:268;  [New England Historical and Genealogical Register (NEHGR), 32:407-11].
       
      March 12, 1641, he is recorded as having 4 shares in the stint of the ox & cow comon.
       
      When it was proposed to remove the inhabitants of Newbury from their first settlement on the Parker river to a new site nearer the Merrimac, the name of Nicholas Noyes appears in the list of the ninety-one freeholders of the town and was a deputy "for the managing of those things that concern the ordering of the New Town" on December 7, 1642.  When the lands at the "new towne" were laid out he had a lot "joyning South Street" now Parker street.
       
      He was on the Ipswich and Salisbury grand jury, September 29, 1646, April 24, 1649 [EQC 1:103, 164]; petit jury, September 28, 1647, September 26, 1648, March 25, 1651 [EQC 1:124, 146, 210].

      On 17 October 1646, the "assignment of Jeames Godfry by Mr. Jo[hn] Spenser" to "Nicolas Noyce of Newbery" was confirmed [EQC 1:141]. Confirmed at Ipswich court 28:1:1648.
       
      At a towne meeting Dec. 10, 1646: the towne being informed that Mr. Thomas Parker was unwilling to act any longer in any matters concerning the new towne & that Mr. Cutting was going to sea, they were apprehensive of the weighty occasions of the towne that are likely to bee retarded, did make choyse of Nicholas Noyes & William Titcomb in their roome, to be added to the rest of the new towne men for sixe weeks that so things may with more speed be dispatched.
       
      He was “P’sent “ at the meeting Dec. 16, 1646 when orders and grants were made in regard to the removal of the town.
       
      April 1647, he was one of seven men chosen to “act in ye Prudential affaires of ye Towne for one whole year from ye date hereof” and was re-elected to this service April 27, 1648, and March 1, 1674/5 and as selectman, March 4, 1677/8, March 7, 1680/91 and March 11, 1683-4.
       
      He was chosen way warden in April 1647.
       
      At Salem Court, 6:5:1647, he was appointed one of the administrators of the estate of John Lowle late of Newbury, deceased, until the General Court takes further order.
       
      At Ipswich Court 28:7:1647 he was one of the jury in the case of Mr. Symonds v. the Towne.
       
      At the same court, Mr. William Gerrish, Richard Knight and Nicolas Noice, Administrators of the estate of John Lowell acknowledged judgment of £40 in favor of Persifall Lowell against the goods of John Lowell.
       
      April 27, 1648, Thomas Marvyn was granted two akers of land lying near to the new pond on back side of Mr. Nicholas Noyes house lott at the new towne for his encouragement to kill wolves.
       
      Nich Noyse in list of Jury of trials Ipswich court 26:7:1648 and 25:1:1651.
       
      Nicolas Noyce one of, grand jury as Quarterly court Salisbury, 24:2:1649.
       
      In 1650 Nicholas and four other men were before the court for saying that "the elders would transgress for a morsel of bread." He lost no prestige thereby for on September 30, 1651, at Ipswich he was sworn clerk of the Newbury market. In 1652 many were brought before the court for not observing the Sumptuary laws of 1651. The records say "Nicholas Noyes' wife, Hugh March's wife, and William Chandler's wife were each presented for wearing a silk hood and scarf; but were discharged on proof that their husbands were worth £200 each. John Hutchins' wife was also discharged upon testifying that she was brought up above the ordinary rank."  [George F. Dow,"Records and Files of the Quarterly Courts of Essex County, Massachusetts (Salem, Mass., 1911), 1:303.]
       
      May 19, 1650, Mr. Woodman, Henry Short, Nicholas Noyes & Richard Knight were chosen to lay out “fitt highways from all parts of the Towne to the mill and also to the farms. This committee granted Richard Pettingell fourteen akers of Land in exchange for land given up for a convenient way for the town’s use.
       
      Q. C. Ipswich, 24:7:1650, he was a witness in the case John Tillison fined for his many offences.
       
      In the Registry of Deeds at Salem-Ipswich Deeds, vol. 1. p. 183 there is a “Transcript of the lands of Mr. John Spenser of Newbury, signed by Edward Rawson, William Titcomb, Edward Woodman and Nicholas Noyes.
       
      Nov. 12, 1650, Mr. Ed. Rawson, Mr. William Gerrish, Henry Short; Rich. Knight, Nich Noyes, and John Pike Junr issued an order requiring all the inhabitants of the town to record all sales and exchanges of land.
       
      He was Newbury clerk of the market, September 30, 1651 [EQC 1:233; Selectman, January 28, 1660; June 15, 1681 [EQC 4:139, 8:148].
       
      Nicholas was appointed "commissioner to end small causes", or local justice, in 1652, March 28, 1654; March 25, 1656; March 31, 1657; March 30, 1658; March 29, 1659; March 25, 1662; June 28, 1664; March 27, 1666; 1668, March 30, 1669; March 16, 1669/70; March 31, 1674; March 27, 1677; November 29, 1681; 1683 [EQC 1:262, 336, 420, 2:11, 69, 151, 371, 3:172, 355, 4:12, 13, 119, 225, 5:290, 6:249, 8:232, 9:167]. His most important service, however, was as deputy to the General Court in 1660 and in 1678 when on September 19 he was chosen by the town "to serve at the next session of the Court until it be ended," a special session having been called for October 2 at which the oath of allegiance to King Charles II was submitted and signed by the deputies; he served also May 28, 1679, May 19, 1680, and Jan. 4, 1680-84.
       
      Ipswich court 28:7:1652, in case of Richard Kent v. William Moody. For making use of the ten acres of land granted him by the town on the west side of Merimack Ridge. Richard Kent, Jr., acknowledged before Wm. Gerrish, Edward Woodman and Nicholas Noyes, commissioners that he broke the wedge of one of the bars, etc.
       
      Also at the same court, declaration of Nicholas Noyes & John Pike in behalf of the town of Newbury, in the case of the town of Newbury v. Jo. Davis about some corn distrained for rates due from Mr. Clarkes farm now in possession of Jo. Davis, etc.
       
      At the same court Nicholas Noyes and Anthony Somerby presented written testimony concerning Thomas Blanchard and his family who came with them to New England in the Jonathan about thirteen years before.
       
      Nov. 29, 1652, Mr Woodman, Richard Kent Jr Lieut Pike and Nicholas Noyes chosen to be ”a committee for manageing the business of the school”, that a school house be built and that £20 a year be appropriated for the schoolmaster. Evidently they failed to accomplish much business for on May 6, 1659 at Ipswich Quarterly Court, “Town of Newbury for want of a lattin scoole” is ordered to pay five pounds to Ipswich Latin school unless by the next court they provide a Latin school-master according to law.  [EQC 2:70].
       
      June 13, 1653, Samuel Bidfeild, George Little, Anthony Somerby, Francis Plummer and Nicholas Noyes took the Inventory of the estate of William Stevens of Newbury reported at Salem Q.C. in July 1653.
       
      Sept. 27, 1653, his wife was brought into court for wearing a silk hood, and scarf, but was discharged because it was proved that her husband was worth two hundred pounds. ["History of Newbury, Mass. 1635-1902. Boston; Damrell & Upton, 1902, p. 122 (archive.org)"]
       
      At Ipswich Court March 28, 1654, Capt. Gerrish, Nicholas Noice and John Pike were sworn commissioners to end small causes for Newbury. March 29, 1659, Mr. Edward Woodman, Nicholas Noyse and Lt. John Pike were sworn for the same service.
       
      On May 3, 1654, he was on the Massachusetts Bay committee to enquire about the petitioners in support of Lt. Robert Pike [MBCR 3:345, 4:1:194]. May 6, 1657, he was on the committee to settle the bounds between Salisbury and Hampton [MBCR 3:432, 4:1:292]
       
      Nicholas Noyes and Capt. William Gerrish were appointed to interview those who had signed the petition asking the release of Robert Pike, which was presented to the Generall Court, May 14, 1654 and to make a report of the reasons given at the October session of the court.

      July 19, 1654, Nicolas Noyes, Anthony Somerby and Robert (his mark) Adams were witnesses to lease of Richard Kent of Newbury, yeoman, to Lancilit Graneger of his great Island or farm.
       
      Nicholas Noyes and John Allen took inventory of the estate of William Mitchell, 26:7m: 1654.

      Henry Fay who died June 30, 1655, owe Nicholas Noyes 10s.
       
      Sept. 20, 1655, Mr Nicholas Noyes of Newbery, gent. and Robert Long of Newbery, weaver, were appointed attorneys for Thomas Noyes of Sudbury, yeoman, to let his house and lands in Newbury, formerly Henry Fay’s.
       
      Thomas Noyes of Sudbury, son of Peter Noyes, had apparently settled in Newbury, but returned to live in Sudbury before 1656 when he appointed his friend Mr. Nicholas Noyes, gentleman, and Robert Long, both of Newbury, his attorneys to let his house and lands.
       
      14:3m: 1656: In answer to the pet o fthe inhabitants of Salisbury in refference to the settling of the bounds between Hampton & them, the (General) Court hath nominated Lieut John Applton, Mr Joseph Metcalfe & Mr Wm Bartholmew of Ipswich, Nico Noyce & Daniel Pearce of Newbery who are hereby empowred a commissiors to act in this case according to former orders of court; & whatsoever they or ye major pt of them shall conclude in reference to the sd bounds mentioned in the pet to stand firme & good pvided that Capt Nico. Shapleigh of Charles Towne be pcured by the ptyes to assist the commissionors in drawing out a plott & rüning the line according to their direction; the charg of the commissiors to be borne equally by both townes & the artist to be payd by Salsbury only & that a true returne be made of what is done herein to the next session of this court to be ratifyed & confirmed. Apparently the results of this committees work was not agreeable to the parties concerned, for on May 6, 1657, these bounds not perfected & settled to the satisfaction of the parties the same committee members were recalled to repeat the service. 26:9:1656, at Salem court. Will of Mr. James Noies of Newbery was proved by Capt. Wm Gerrish and Nicholass Noies. Sara Noyes, the widow swore to the inventory, Nov. 21, 1656, before Edward Woodman and Nicholas Noyes.

      At a meeting of the selectmen Jan. 26, 1656/7, Henry Short & Nicholas Noyes stated that there was a way through Richard Kents Island from the way that is laid out thru’ John Cheny’s land to the way that is laid out over the marsh. 29 7:1657, Richard Kent sued John Cheny at Ipswich court. For denying him a way where it was laid out. John Chenye ordered to make this way laid out by the town sufficient, as Mr.Nicholas Noyes and Henry Short should judge.

      March 31, 1657, Nicholas Noyse and John Pike were sworn.
       
      April 9, 1657 at Ipswich court, in the case of William Titcombe presented for lying at a general town meeting when they voted for governor, it was reported that Richard Brown. Henry Jaquish, John Knight, Captain Gerrish, Nicholas Noyes, Richard Knight, Atony Sommarbee, Henry Lunt & Heu March had been arbitrators in the matter.
       
      19:9:1657, at Ipswich court, Nicholas Noyes and Joseph Noyes deposed in the case of John Chater presented for detaining a steer that was lost out of Mr. Noyse herd.

      March 30, 1658, Mr. Edward Woodman, Nicholas Noyse and William Titcombe were sworn. 

      May 26, 1658, the General Court “In answer to the petition of severall other inhabitants of Newbury informing of disorders dc in ye last peticon of theire neighbors, the Court judgeth it meete to declare that the execution of what is passed in referenc to ye former petition be suspended, and the case to be in status quo; & it is ordered yt the secretary issue out his warrant agt the next Gennerall Court to Jno Emery, Jno Webster & such others as are named in the papers brought into the Court, to appear before the Generall Court in October next to answer wt is laid agt them for theire abusive carriages in that petition & yt Hen Short, Rich Kent, Rich Knight, Nicholas Noyes & Anthony Somers by then also appeare & make good wt they chardge agt the other persons.
      March 29, 1659, Mr. Nicholas Noyse. March 25, 1662, Capt. William Gerrish, Mr. Edward Woodman & Nicolas Noyse were chosen and were re-elected for two succeeding years.

      Richard Brown in his will proved June 24, 1660 “appownt my loving friends Richard Kente, Nicholas Noyes and Robert Long my overseers to put in exicution this my wille and testament.”

      Mr. Nicho Noyes served as Deputy to the Generall Court Dec. 9, 1660, May 18, 1678, May 19, 1680, & Jan. 4, 1680/81. ["Annual Register of Officers and Members, Society of Colonial Wars," New York; 1896 p. 366]

      March 25, 1662, at Ipswich court, Nicholas Noyes and Hugh Marsh in the name of the selectmen of Newbury v Willm Sawyer for detaining and not resigning up ten acres of salt Marsh. Withdrawn.
       
      April 28, 1662, Nicholas Noyes, George Abbott, Richard Parker & Nathan Parker took inventory of the estate of John Stevens of Andover.
       
      June 28, 1662, Nicholas Noyce & Samuel Moody took the inventory of the estate of John Brabrooke.
       
      At a meeting of the commissioners of Newbury, Aug. 27, 1662, Mr. Woodman, Capt. Gerrish & Nicholas Noyes being present, in the case of Samuell Plumer attorney for his father v. Richard Dole for cutting and carrying away hedging stuff from land of Francis Plumer. The commissioners found for the plaintiff. Richard Dole the defendant appealed to next Ipswich court. Sept. 30 at Ipswich court the verdict was given the defendant Samuel Plumer, upholding the decision of the commissioners.
       
      Inventory of the estate of Rev.William Worcester of Salisbury was taken, 6:9:1662 by Edward French Richard Wells and Nicholas Noyes.
       
      June 8, 1663, when John Bishop sold his mill to Peter Cheney the record reads “it standeth upon the Little River between the land of Nicholas Noyes on the south-west and land lately purchased by the town of Capt. William Gerrish.”
       
      In the inventory of the estate of Robert Rogers of Newbury, who died Dec. 23, 1663: “in Nicholas Noyce, his handes, 18s.”
       
      When Mary Miller, his mother-in-law made her will on “nouemb: 26th 1663, “she gave “two oxen that is in my son Nicholas Noyes his hands I give to my said son Nicholas provided that he pay also to my said Daughter Sara Browne eight pounds out of the said oxen”. She also made a bequest to “my daughter Mary the wife of Nicholas Noyes”.
       
      March 5, 1665/6, Capt Gerrish, Mr. Joseph Hill & Nicholas Noyes were chosen and were reelected for three terms.

      Sept. 11, 1666, he was one of those who signed the petition to the General Court, asking the adoption of conciliatory measures and the repeal of all legislative acts displeasing to the king.

      March 30, 1669, he was one of the witnesses to the letter sent to Ipswich court by Richard Kent, Henry Short and Anthony Somerby making complaints against Mr. Edward woodman who spake in a town assembly against Mr. Woodbridge (Coffin p. 74)
       
      March 3, 1672/3, Capt. Gerrish, Nicholas Noyes & Lieut. Woodman were chosen and reelected for three successive years.
       
      March 5, 1676/7 Mr. John Woodbridge, Nicholas Noyes & Daniel Pearce Jr. were chosen.

      On September 30, 1679, "Nicholas Noyes" was one of ten Newbury men who "were discharged from ordinary training, each paying one bushel of Indian corn yearly" [EQC 7:263-64].
       
      Sept. 9, 1681, Capt. Daniel Pearse Mr. Nicholas Noyes & Serg Tristram Coffin were appointed.

      January 22, 1685, Co-signed a letter with Thomas Barnard, Samuel Cheever, Thomas Clark, Joseph Estabrook, John Higginson and William Hubbard currently filed in the Massachusetts State Archives as "Letter to the general court from church elders voicing their dissent from the report of William Hubbard." [Massachusetts State Archies, 1629-1799 collection, series 2043 (records, general court) 11:39A.]
       
      In the long and bitter controversy between Rev. Mr. Parker and Edward Woodman, Nicholas was one of Parker's chief supporters. He was chosen deacon of the First Parish of Newbury on March 20, 1683/4.
       
      Sometime before his death his son Nicholas, the Salem parson, wrote of him as "through the mercy of God yet living, and hath of children, grandchildren and great grandchildren above one hundred."
       
      LANDS:
       
      On March 19, 1648[/9?], "John Spenser, Jr. of Newbery" sold to "Nicholas Noice of Nubery ... thirty acres of land lying in Newbury at the west end of his farm on the other side of the street called by the name of Merrimack Street" [ILR 1:95].  On April 16, 1651, "Nicholas Noyes of Newbury ..., yeoman," sold to "George Little of the same town and county, tailor, all that parcel of land , containing sixteen acres ... in Newbury"; acknowledged April 11, 1664 by "Nicholas Noyes ... and Mary Noyse his wife" [ILR 4:186-87]. On January 4, 1653[/4?], "Henry Shorte of Newbury ..., yeoman, & Sarah my wife" sold to "Nicholas Noyes of the aforesaid town & county, yeoman also, all that parcel of land formerly purchased of Nicholas Holt, containing forty acres ... in Newbury" [ILR 5:421].
       
      On April 26, 1655, "Nicholas Noyes of Newbury ... & Mary my wife" sold to "John Allen of the abovesaid town & county all that parcel of land which was lately William Mitchell's, which the said William Mitchell purchased of Jno. Knight Senior & John Knight Junior and of John Davis, except the garden plot & the house & that which the house standeth upon & is for the yard, the which land & house being mortgaged unto Anthony Somerby lately by William Mitchell in his lifetime & since his death his wife not being in a capacity to redeem, the said Nicholas Noyes, with the consent of the widow of the said William Mitchell, deceased, have redeamed it the said house and land, and now also with the consent of the said Mary, the relict of the said William Mitchell deceased, & with the consent also of the abovenamed Anthony Somerby to whom the said land and house was mortgaged, he and said Anthony Somerby yielding hereby up all his right & title and interest in the said house & land"; signed by Nicholas Noyes, Mary Noyes, Mary Savory and Anthony Somerby [ILR 1:195-96].
       
      On October 13, 1659, "John Woolcott of Newbury ..., carpenter, and Mary my wife" sold to"Nicholas Noyes of the said town and county all that six acres of upland and marsh ... lately purchased of Benjamin Swett, granted by the town to Thomas Brown" [ILR 2:69].  On March 14, 1660[/1?], "John Bond of Newbury ... & Esther my wife" sold to"Nicholas Noyes of the abovesaid town & county all that parcel of meadow and upland containing by estimation about nineteen acres" [ILR 2:26].
       
      A mill was built by John Bishop, at Little River, near the place now known as the Four Rock Bridge.  June 18, 1663, he sold to Peter Cheney "all the mill and mill house lately erected in Newbury, with the liberty of the town grant to me to sett it up as it now standeth upon the Little river, between the land of Nicholas Noyes on the southwest and the land lately purchased by the town of Capt. William Gerrish on the northeast ... [Olde Newbury p. 104]
       
      On April 1, 1673, "Nicholas Noyes and Mary my wife" for a payment of four pounds a year deeded to "our son Cutting Noyse all the right that we have in that farm lying and being on the east side of the way going to Merrimak [illegible] was formerly Stephen Dummer's ... likewise I Nicholas Noyes do reserve four acres of meadow ...which is in exchange for Cutting Noyes to have four acres of salt marsh in Holt's neck, likewise it is agreed upon by Nicholas Noyes and Mary his wife that if the four pounds a year be not paid according to agreement, that then five acres of the plow land and ten acres of the meadow on the south side of the farm the said Nicholas Noyes or Mary his wife may rent out" [ELR 33:8-9].
       
      On April 6, 1682, "Henry Jaquish of Newbury ..., carpenter, ... with the consent of Anne my wife" sold to "Nicholas Noyes of the abovesaid town ..., yeoman, ... a parcel of salt marsh lying and being in the Great Marshes in Newbury containing by estimation four acres" [ELR 14:217].
       
      On July 5, 1692, "Nicholas Noyes Senior of Newbury" sold to "Ensign Joseph Knight of Newbury aforesaid all my right, title & interest in a piece of arable land containing three acres ... in the township of Newbury aforesaid in a common field there known by the name of the Common Great Field" [ELR 22:146].
       
      On April 9, 1696, "Nicholas Noyes of Newbury" sold to "Samuel Smith of Haverhill ... a certain messuage or tenement lying in Haverhill aforesaid containing about twelve acres of land... also three acres of meadow lying in said Haverhill ... commonly known by the name of Duck Meadow" [ELR 25:103-4].
       
      On April 19, 1698, "Nicholas Noyes Senior of Newbury" deeded to "my loving and dutiful grandson Nicholas Noyes of Newbury aforesaid, the eldest son of my eldest son John Noyes late of Newbury deceased, ... about eighteen acres of upland lying in the township of Newbury ... by name of Deacon Noyes His Neck adjoining unto a parcel of upland which I formerly gave to my son John Noyes deceased ..., also I give to my said grandson Nicholas Noyes Junior eight acres of meadow ... lying in said neck adjoining unto the meadow which I gave to my said son John Noyes aforesaid and was inventoried as his estate" [ELR 15:41-42].
       
      The homestead of Nicholas Noyes was owned and occupied in 1885 by the heirs of Nathaniel Little.
    Person ID I994  Noyes Family Genealogy
    Last Modified 8 Apr 2018 

    Father Rev. NOYES William,   b. Abt 1568, Cholderton, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1616/7, Cholderton, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 49 years) 
    Mother PARKER Anne,   b. Abt 1575/6, Cholderton, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Mar 1657/8, Cholderton, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 82 years) 
    Married 1608  [25, 26, 27
    • (The date 1595 may be based on the notion that Anne Parker was the mother to all of William's children.)
    Family ID F537  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family CUTTING Mary,   b. 1622, London, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1700, Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 77 years) 
    Married 17 May 1637  Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 6, 9, 12, 13, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33
    • (Unk (not in Newbury v.s.))
    Children 
     1. NOYES Mary,   b. 15 Oct 1641, Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Sep 1721, Salisbury, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
     2. NOYES Hannah,   b. 31 Oct 1643, Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Jan 1704/5, Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years)
     3. NOYES John,   b. 20 Jan 1645/6, Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1691/2, Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 45 years)
     4. Rev. NOYES Nicholas, Jr.,   b. 22 Dec 1647, Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Dec 1717, Salem, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
     5. Dea. & Lieut. NOYES Cutting,   b. 23 Sep 1649, Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Oct 1734, Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
     6. NOYES Sarah,   b. 13 Sep 1651, Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Feb 1652/3, Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)
     7. NOYES Sarah,   b. 22 Aug 1653, Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 20 Jul 1714, Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 61 years)
     8. NOYES Timothy,   b. 23 Jun 1655, Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Aug 1718, Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years)
     9. Lieut. Colonel NOYES James B.,   b. 16 May 1657, Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 22 Apr 1723, Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 66 years)
     10. NOYES Abigail,   b. 11 Apr 1659, Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jan 1746/7, Salisbury, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
     11. NOYES Rachel,   b. 20 Mar 1660/1, Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 May 1720, Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years)
     12. NOYES Thomas, Jr.,   b. 20 Jun 1663, Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 30 Dec 1695, Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 32 years)
     13. NOYES Rebecca,   b. 18 May 1665, Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Dec 1683, Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 18 years)
    Last Modified 1 Aug 2018 
    Family ID F553  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Abt 1616 - Cholderton, Wiltshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEmigration - 24 Mar 1633/4 - Southampton, Hampshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsImmigration - May 1634 - Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Aft May 1634 - Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - May 1635 - Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 17 May 1637 - Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsWill - 4 Jul 1700 - Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 23 Nov 1701 - Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - Aft 23 Nov 1701 - Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsProbate - 4 Dec 1701 - Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Immigrant Ancestor of Paul Noyes
    Immigrant Ancestor of Paul Noyes
    First settler's monument
    First settler's monument
    reverse close-up
    First settler's monument
    First settler's monument
    reverse
    First settler's monument
    First settler's monument

    Documents
    Nicholas Noyes lot
    Nicholas Noyes lot
    Merrimack Street is now High Road. 30 acres, by coastal New England standard is substantial. This is a clip from a map made in 1830. The Spencer-Peirce-Little House is shown on this map as "Mansion House" and High Road runs top to bottom basically in the middle of this clip. The Noyes land was on the "other side of the street called by the name of Merrimack Street" Best guess is that the houses listed as A. Little and T&H Little on what is now Green Street may be the Nicholas Noyes house.



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