COBB Abigail[1]

Female 1735 - Abt 1797  (61 years)


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  • Name COBB Abigail 
    Birth 5 Mar 1734/5  Falmouth, York, Massachusetts [Maine] Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 5, 6
    Gender Female 
    Marriage Intent 25 Jul 1752  Falmouth, Cumberland, Massachusetts [Maine] Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 7, 8
    Thomas Thomes, Jr. 
    Residence Between 1766 and 1768  Falmouth, Cumberland, Massachusetts [Maine] Find all individuals with events at this location  [9, 10
    on Middle Street (the Neck), Falmouth, Mass. 
    Possessions 5 Sep 1766  Falmouth, Cumberland, Massachusetts [Maine] Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    a small lot of land on Middle St. on the Neck purchased from father-in-law, Joseph Thomes, 
    • (To all people to whom these presents shall come, greeting, know ye, that I Joseph Thomes of Falmouth in the County of Cumberland & Province of the Massachusetts Bay in New England, Yeoman, for and in consideration of the sum of eight pounds lawful money to me in hand before the ensealing hereof, well and truly paid by my daughter in law Abigail Thomes of Falmouth, widow, or wife of Thomas Thomes, Mariner supposed to be dead the receipt whereof I do hereby acknowledge, and myself therewith fully satisfied and contented, and thereof, and of every part and parcel thereof, do exonerate, acquit and discharge the said Abigail Thomes her heirs, executors and administrators, forever by these presents: have given, granted, bargained, sold, aliened, conveyed and confirmed; and by these presents, do freely, fully and absolutely give, grant, bargain, sell, aliene, convey and confirm unto her the said Abigail Thomes her heirs and assigns forever a certain small lot of land lying & being in the part of the said town of Falmouth commonly called the Neck, containing twenty four square rods bounded as follows beginning at a stake standing on the northerly side of Middle Street so called in the southerly corner of James Flood's lot of land whereon he now lives thence running southeasterly adjoining said Middle Street three rods to a stake, and from the two aforesaid stakes to extend back northeasterly the same course with said James Flood's lot adjoining the same as far as that runs eight rods keeping the same width of three rods.

      To have and to hold the said granted premises, with all the appurtenances, priviledges and commodities to the same belonging, or in any wise appertaining to her the said Abigail Thomes her heirs and assigns forever: to her and their only proper use, benefit and behoof forever, for myself, heirs, executors and administrators, do covenant, promise and grant to and with the said Abigail Thomes her heirs and assigns, that before the ensealing hereof, I am the true, sole and lawful owner of the above-bargained premises, and am lawfully seized and possessed of the same in my own proper right, as a good, perfect and absolute estate of inheritance in fee-simple: and have in myself good right, full power and lawful authority to grant, bargain, sell, convey and confirm said bargained premises, in manner as aforesaid: and that the said Abigail Thomes her heirs and assigns shall and may from time to time, and at all times forever hereafter, by force and virtue of these presents, lawfully, peaceably and quietly have, hold, use, occupy, possess and enjoy the said demised and bargained premises, with the appurtenances free and clear, and freely and clearly acquitted, exonerated and discharged of and from all and all manner of former or other gifts, grants, bargains, sales, leases, mortgages, wills, entails, joyntures, dowries, judgments, executions or incumbrances of what name or nature soever, that might in any measure or degree obstruct or make void this present deed.

      Furthermore I the said Joseph Thomes for myself, my heirs, executors and administrators, do covenant and engage the above demised premises to her the said Abigail Thomes her heirs and assigns, against the lawful claims or demands of any person or persons whatsoever, forever hereafter to warrant, secure and defend by these presents. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the fifth day of September Anno Domini one thousand seven hundred & sixty six. Joseph Thomes (mark)

      Signed sealed and delivered in presence of Ebenezer Cobb and Stephen Longfellow.)
    Church Member 3 May 1767  Falmouth, York, Massachusetts [Maine] Find all individuals with events at this location  [11, 12
    First Church of Falmouth 
    • (Acknowledged the Covenant with husband, Thomas Thomes, 1757. Discharged with husband Moses from First Church to church in Gorham, Oct. 1783.)
    Possessions 26 Aug 1768  Falmouth, Cumberland, Massachusetts [Maine] Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    a sixteen square rod property at Middle St. & Turkey Ln. purchased from Joseph Thomes 
    • (Know all men by these presents, that I Joseph Thomes of Falmouth in the County of Cumberland, Province of the Massachusetts Bay in New England, Yeoman, in consideration of the just sum of fifty three pounds six shillings & eight pence lawfull money, to me in hand paid before the delivery hereof, by my daughter in law Abigail Thomes of Falmouth aforesaid widow, have given, granted, bargained & sold, & do, by these presents, give, grant, bargain, sell, aliene & fully, freely & absolutely, convey & confirm unto her the said Abigail Thomes her heirs & assigns forever, a certain small lot of land, lying and being in that part of the town of Falmouth aforesaid, commonly called the Neck, containing Sixteen square rods, bounded as follows, beginning at a stake, standing on the northeasterly side of Middle Street, in the corner where the northwesterly side of Turkey Lane intersects said Middle Street, and from said corner to extend northeasterly, adjoining said Turkey Lane, two rods to a stake, & from the two aforesaid stakes, to extend northwesterly, adjoining said Middle Street eight rods keeping the same width, together with the westerly half of the dwelling house thereon standing.

      To have and to hold the said granted and bargained premises, together with all their appurtenances, free of all incumbrances whatsoever, to her the said Abigail Thomes, her heirs & assigns, as an absolute state of inheritance in the fee simple forever.

      I the said Joseph Thomes for myself, my heirs, execute & administer, do covenant & engage the above demised premises to her the said Abigail Thomes her heirs & assigns, against the lawful claims and demands of any person or persons whatsoever, forever hereafter to warrant, secure & defend by these presents.

      In witness whereof I do hereunto set my hand & seal, this twenty sixth day of August anno domini, one thousand seven hundred & sixty eight, & in the eighth year of the reign of our Sovereign Lord George the Third, by the Grace of God King. Joseph [his mark] Thomes [Seal]

      Signed sealed & delivered in presence of Stephen Longfellow, Stephen Longfellow, Junr.
      Cumberland, Falmouth August 27th 1768. Then Joseph Thomes abovenamed appeared personally & owned the above written instrument to be his free will & deed. Stephen Longfellow Justice of the Peace. Received 13th Dec 1770 & recorded from the original. Enoch Freeman)
    Possessions 2 Jan 1771  Falmouth, Cumberland, Massachusetts [Maine] Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    with husband, Moses Noyes, land she purchased 26 Aug 1768 and sold to John Martin 
    • (To all people to whom these presents shall come, greeting. Know ye that we Moses Noyes of Falmouth in the County of Cumberland and Province of Massachusetts Bay in New England, Yeoman, and Abigail my wife (late Abigail Thomes). For and in consideration of the sum of forty pounds lawfull money in hand before the ensealing hereof, well and truly paid by John Martin of Falmouth aforesaid, Mariner, the receipt whereof we do hereby acknowledge and ourselves fully satisfied and contented; and thereof, and of every part and parcel thereof, do exonerate, acquit and discharge him the said John Martin his heirs, executors and administrators, forever by these presents: have given, granted, bargained, sold, aliened, conveyed and confirmed; and by these presents, do freely, fully and absolutely give, grant, bargain, sell, aliene, convey and confirm, unto him the said John Martin his heirs and assigns forever a certain small lot of land lying and being in that part of the town of Falmouth aforesaid commonly called the Neck containing about ten rods more or less bounded as follows, beginning at a stake standing on the northeasterly side of Middle Street in the corner where the northwesterly side of Turkey Lane intersects said Middle Street and from said corner to extend northeasterly adjoining said Turkey Lane one rod and sixteen links or there abouts to a stake standing in the southwesterly line of land belonging to Joseph Thomes, Junr. and from the two aforesaid stakes to extend northwesterly adjoining said Middle Street on the one side and the said Joseph Thomes Junr.s land on the other side, five rods and eighteen links or thereabouts to Benjamin Cobb's land, together with the westerly half of the dwelling house thereon standing, being part of the land and house the said Abigail Thomes purchased of Joseph Thomes August 26, 1768 as by his deed may appear.
      To have and to hold the said granted and bargained premises, with all the appurtances, privileges and commodities to the same belonging or in any wise appertaining to him the said John Martin his heirs and assigns forever. To his and their only proper use, benefit and behoos forever. And we the said Moses Noyes and Abigail my wife for ourselves heirs, executors and administrators, do covenant, promise and grant to and with him the said John Martin his heirs and assigns, that before the ensealing hereof we are the true, sole and lawful owner of the above-bargained premises, and are lawfully seized and possessed of the same in our own proper right, as a good, perfect and absolute Estate of Inheritance in fee simple: and have in ourselves good right, full power and lawful authority, to grant, bargain, sell, convey and confirm said bargained premises in manner as aforesaid; and that he the said John Martin his heirs and assigns, shall and may from time to time, and at all times forever hereafter, by force and virtue of these presents, lawfully, peaceably and quietly have, hold, use, occupy, possess and enjoy the said demised and bargained premises, with the appurtenances free and clear, and freely and clearly acquitted, exonerated and discharged of, from all and all manner of former or other gifts, grants, bargains, sales, leases, mortgages, wills, entails, jointures, dowries, judgments, executions, or incumbrances of what name or nature so ever, that might in any measure or degree obstruct or make void this present deed.
      Furthermore we the said Moses Noyes & Abigail my wife for ourselves, our heirs, executors and administrators, do covenant and engage the above demised premises to him the said John Martin his heirs and assigns, against the lawful claims or demands of and person or persons whatsoever, forever hereafter to warrant, secure and defend by these presents in witness whereof we have hereunto set our hands and seals the second day of January Annoque Domini one thousand seven hundred and seventy one.)
    Possessions 19 Nov 1776  Falmouth, Cumberland, Massachusetts [Maine] Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    with husband, Moses Noyes, land she purchased 5 Sep 1766 and sold to John Thresher 
    • (To all people to whom these presents shall come, greeting. Know ye, that we Moses Noyes of Gorham in the County of Cumberland, cordwainer, and Abigail his wife for and in consideration of the sum of thirteen pounds and ten shillings to us in hand before the ensealing hereof, well and truly paid by John Thresher of Falmouth in the county of Cumberland, farmer, the receipt whereof we do hereby acknowledge and ourselves therewith fully satisfied and contented; and thereof and of every part and parcel thereof, do exonerate, acquit and discharge him the said John, his heirs, ececutors and administrators, forever by these presents: have given, granted, bargained, sold, aliened, conveyed and confirmed; and by these presents do freely, fully and absolutely give, grant, bargain, sell, aliene, convey and confirm unto him the said John his heirs and assigns forever, twenty four square rods of land in that part of said Falmouth called the Neck, bounded beginning at a stake standing on the northeasterly side of Middle Street, so called, in the southerly corner of James Flood's lot, then running southeasterly adjoining said street three rods to a stake, and from those two stakes to extend northeasterly adjoining the said James Flood's said lot, and on the same course as far as that extends eight rods; keeping the width of three rods; being the same lot that Joseph Thomes conveyed to said Abigail as by his deed will appear.

      To have and to hold the said granted and bargained premises, with all the appurtenances, privileges and commodities to the same belonging, or in any wise appertaining to him the said John his heirs and assigns forever. To his and his heirs only proper use, benefit and behoof forever, and we the said Moses and Abigail forever our heirs executors and administrators, do covenant, promise and grant to and with the said John Thresher his heirs and assigns, that before the ensealing hereof, we are the true, sole and lawful owner of the above-bargained premises and are lawfully seized and possessed of the same in our own proper right, as a good right, full power and lawful authority, to grant, bargain, sell, convey and confirm said bargained premesis in manner as aforesaid: and that the said John his heirs and assigns shall and may from time to time, and at all times forever hereafter, by force and virtue of these presents, lawfully peaceably and quietly have, hold, use, occupy, possess and enjoy the said demised and bargainedpremises, with the appurtenances free and clear, and freely and clearly acquitted, exonerated and discharged of, from all and all manner of former or other gifts, grants, bargains, sales, leases, mortgages, wills, entails, jointures, dowries, judgments, executions, or incumbrances of what name or nature soever, that might in any measure or degree obstruct or make void this present deed.

      Furthermore we the said Moses and Abigail for ourselves and our heirs, executors and administrators, do covenant and engage the above-demised premises to him the said against the lawful claims or demands of any person or persons whatsoever, forever hereafter to warrant, secure and defend by these presents in witness whereof we do hereunto set out hands and seals the nineteenth day of November in the year of our Lord 1776.

      Signed sealed and delivered in the presence of Timothy Noyes, Molly Elder -- Moses Noyes (mark) Abigail Noyes (mark

      Cumberland in Falmouth April 2nd 1777 Moses Noyes herein named personally appeared and acknowledged this instrument to be his free act and deed - loram Enoch Freeman ? Davis Cumberland. May 3rd 1777 the aforenamed Abigail Noyes acknowledged the above instrument to be her act and deed ...... loram Sol Lombard. Recd 16th Febry 1778 entered from original -- Enoch Freeman, Regr.).
    Census 1790  North Yarmouth, Cumberland, Massachusetts [Maine] Find all individuals with events at this location  [14
    • (1 of 3 free white females)
    _UID F3910D38EB9ED5118A06444553540000F8A9 
    Death Abt 1797  North Yarmouth, Cumberland, Massachusetts [Maine] Find all individuals with events at this location  [15
    • (based on ae. 63 y.)
    Notes 
    • Discharged with husband Moses from First Church to church in Gorham, Oct. 1783.
    Person ID I688  Old North Yarmouth, Maine
    Last Modified 22 Oct 2008 

    Father COBB Ebenezer,   b. 23 Mar 1713/4, Middleboro, Plymouth, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 12 May 1792, Portland, Cumberland, Massachusetts [Maine] Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 78 years) 
    Mother SCOTT Mary,   b. 28 May 1715, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 4 Feb 1767, Falmouth, Cumberland, Massachusetts [Maine] Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 51 years) 
    Marriage Aft 7 Apr 1734  Falmouth, York, Massachusetts [Maine] Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 16
    Family ID F558  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 THOMES Thomas, Jr.,   b. 16 Mar 1734, Falmouth, York, Massachusetts [Maine] Find all individuals with events at this locationd. Bef 5 Sep 1766 (Age < 32 years) 
    Marriage Aft 25 Jul 1752  [7
    Children 
     1. THOMES Esther,   b. Abt Nov 1762, Falmouth, Cumberland, Massachusetts [Maine] Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 1 Mar 1844, Garland, Penobscot, Maine Find all individuals with events at this location (Age ~ 81 years)
    Family ID F1860  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 29 Mar 2020 

    Family 2 NOYES Moses, Sr.,   b. 18 Mar 1746, Rowley, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 11 May 1822, Cumberland, Cumberland, Maine Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 76 years) 
    Marriage 27 Nov 1768  Falmouth, Cumberland, Massachusetts [Maine] Find all individuals with events at this location  [16, 17, 18
    • (By Rev. Mr. Samuel Dean, M.G. Portland Families says Abigail first married Thomas Thomes, then Moses Noyes.)
    Children 
    +1. NOYES Thomas,   b. 5 Nov 1769, Falmouth, Cumberland, Massachusetts [Maine] Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 27 May 1821, Pownal, Cumberland, Maine Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 51 years)
    +2. NOYES Eunice,   b. 21 Apr 1772, Gorham, Cumberland, Massachusetts [Maine] Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 25 Feb 1837, Pownal, Cumberland, Maine Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 64 years)
    +3. NOYES Moses, Jr.,   b. 15 Nov 1774, Falmouth, Cumberland, Massachusetts [Maine] Find all individuals with events at this locationd. Jun 1810, North Yarmouth, Cumberland, Massachusetts [Maine] Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 35 years)
     4. NOYES John,   b. 27 Oct 1777, Gorham, Cumberland, Massachusetts [Maine] Find all individuals with events at this locationd. Abt 1797 (Age 19 years)
    +5. NOYES Nathaniel,   b. 3 Apr 1780, Gorham, Cumberland, Massachusetts [Maine] Find all individuals with events at this locationd. Yes, date unknown
     6. NOYES,   b. Bef 1790, North Yarmouth, Cumberland, Massachusetts [Maine] Find all individuals with events at this locationd. Yes, date unknown
    Family ID F325  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 29 Mar 2020 

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBirth - 5 Mar 1734/5 - Falmouth, York, Massachusetts [Maine] Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarriage Intent - Thomas Thomes, Jr. - 25 Jul 1752 - Falmouth, Cumberland, Massachusetts [Maine] Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - on Middle Street (the Neck), Falmouth, Mass. - Between 1766 and 1768 - Falmouth, Cumberland, Massachusetts [Maine] Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsPossessions - a small lot of land on Middle St. on the Neck purchased from father-in-law, Joseph Thomes, - 5 Sep 1766 - Falmouth, Cumberland, Massachusetts [Maine] Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChurch Member - First Church of Falmouth - 3 May 1767 - Falmouth, York, Massachusetts [Maine] Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsPossessions - a sixteen square rod property at Middle St. & Turkey Ln. purchased from Joseph Thomes - 26 Aug 1768 - Falmouth, Cumberland, Massachusetts [Maine] Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarriage - 27 Nov 1768 - Falmouth, Cumberland, Massachusetts [Maine] Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsPossessions - with husband, Moses Noyes, land she purchased 26 Aug 1768 and sold to John Martin - 2 Jan 1771 - Falmouth, Cumberland, Massachusetts [Maine] Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsPossessions - with husband, Moses Noyes, land she purchased 5 Sep 1766 and sold to John Thresher - 19 Nov 1776 - Falmouth, Cumberland, Massachusetts [Maine] Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1790 - North Yarmouth, Cumberland, Massachusetts [Maine] Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDeath - Abt 1797 - North Yarmouth, Cumberland, Massachusetts [Maine] Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
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