John HAMMOND

Male 1696 - 1763  (67 years)


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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  John HAMMOND was born 16 May 1696, Newton, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts (son of Thomas HAMMOND and Mehitable VERY); died 27 Jun 1763, Newton, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts.

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    John was a farmer in Newton. He bought of Rev. jared Eliot, of Conn., 370 acres of Gov. Hayne's farm in Newton in 1746, for which he paid oe600.

    His will, (Middlesex Probate, No. 7152) dated March 25, 1763, proved June 27, 1763, gives to wife, Margaret, one third of estate "before any of my debts are paid," his executor to sell the remainder of the estate and pay all just debts and funeral expenses, the overplus, if not over oe40, to be equally divided between sons, Joshua and Enoch, and dau., Abigail Hammond. If there be more than oe40, the overplus to be divided between children, Joshua, Daniel, Samuel, Enoch, Margaret Merean, Anna Winchester and Abigail Hammond. To Joshua, Enoch and Abigail oe80 each after the decease of his wife.

    "I have already given to sons, John and Abijah Hammond, their full shares and for that reason they are to have nothing more." "My children, Daniel, Samuel, Margaret and Anna have already received the most of their portions." Son, Joshua, exectutor. The signature is in a very unsteady hand. Witnesses Samuel Wilson, Thomas Fisk and Abr. Fuller.

    Inventory of real estate: House and piece of land on northerly side of "County Way," containing 78 1/2 acres, bounded E. by Norman Clark and Ebenezer Parker, S. by "County Way," W. and N. by lands of Ebenezer Davis, oses White and Andrew Sever; barn and land on south side of "County Way," bounded E. by Norman Clark, Joshua Murdock and Ephraim War, S. by "Town Way," W. and N. by "County Way." oe667-1-8. Considerable personal estate, including household furniture, farming tools, stock, etc.

    John married Margaret WILSON 11 Dec 1718. Margaret was born 28 Aug 1699, Newton, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts; died 20 Jan 1788, Newton, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. John HAMMOND was born 25 Sep 1719, Newton, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts; died Between 1763 and 1785, Newton, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts.
    2. Joshua HAMMOND was born 10 Mar 1721, Newton, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts; died 31 Dec 1792, Newton, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts.
    3. Thomas HAMMOND was born 23 Apr 1723, Newton, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts; died 26 Feb 1737, Newton, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts.
    4. Margaret HAMMOND was born 07 Oct 1725, Newton, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts.
    5. Mary HAMMOND was born 07 Oct 1725, Newton, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts; died Bef 1750, Newton, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts.
    6. Daniel HAMMOND was born 18 Oct 1727, Newton, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts; died 14 Aug 1777, Newton, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts.
    7. Samuel HAMMOND was born 14 Jun 1730, Newton, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts; died 28 Jan 1770, Newton, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts.
    8. Abijah HAMMOND was born 05 Nov 1732, Newton, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts; died 22 Sep 1790, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA.
    9. Enoch HAMMOND was born 29 Oct 1734, Newton, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts; died 29 Jul 1823, Petersham, Worcester Co., Massachusetts.
    10. Anna HAMMOND was born 23 Sep 1736, Newton, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts; died 1797, Brookline, Norfolk Co., Massachusetts.
    11. Martha HAMMOND was born 10 Apr 1738, Newton, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts; died 12 Oct 1757, Newton, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts.
    12. Abigail HAMMOND was born Abt 1741, Newton, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts; died 09 May 1826, Newton, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts.

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Thomas HAMMOND was born 16 Dec 1666, Newton, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts (son of Thomas HAMMOND and Elizabeth STEDMAN); died 1720, Newton, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts.

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    Jackson's history of Newton and Bond's history of Watertown both give the date of his death as "March 15, 1738, aged 72 years," but an examination of Middlesex Probate Records shows that adm. was granted on his estate in 1720, and that a bond was given July 14, 1721, signed by Caleb Hammond, Ebenezer Hammond and nathaniel Hammond. the estate appears to have been held until Feb. 24, 1755, when it was appraised by Deacon John Stone and Thomas Greenwood and commissioners appointed to divide the property. the commissioners, Thomas Greenwood, John Stone and James Ward, reported to the court under date of March 18, 1755.

    "Having thus perfected the Inventory we are of the opinion that to distribute the same will be predudicial to the whole. We have therefore set the whole of the forgoing pieces of land and part of the dwelling house on John Hammond, said deceast oldest son, in paying the Thomas Hammond, Caleb hammond, Mehitable Petty, the wife of James Petty, and mary Benjamin, the wife of Samuel Benjamin, four of said deceased children, as also the heirs of legal representatives of the children of Samuel Hammond deceast, as your Honor shall order." (Middlesex Probate No. 7161.)

    Thomas was at one time a Selectman in Newton. He was a Farmer and the owner of considerable land there.

    Thomas married Mehitable VERY 15 Jun 1693. Mehitable died 1704. [Group Sheet]


  2. 3.  Mehitable VERY died 1704.
    Children:
    1. Mehitable HAMMOND was born 29 Jan 1695, Newton, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts.
    2. 1. John HAMMOND was born 16 May 1696, Newton, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts; died 27 Jun 1763, Newton, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts.
    3. Thomas HAMMOND was born 10 Jul 1698, Newton, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts.
    4. Caleb HAMMOND was born 4 Jul 1700, Newton, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts; died Bef 22 Jan 1760.


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  Thomas HAMMOND was born Abt 1630, England (son of Thomas HAMMOND and Elizabeth CASON); died 20 Oct 1678, Newton, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts.

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    Thomas was a farmer on the estate left him by his father.

    But few papers appear in the settlement of the estate, (Middlesex Probate No. 7160 1/2) there being only the inventory and a petition for the appointment of his widow as administratrix as noted below.....

    Elizabeth hamond, his relict, widd. is granted adm. shee giveling bond as ye law pvides and shee attested this Invent. on oath 1-2-79

    Nother further could be learned about his sons, Nathaniel and John.

    There are some indications that John may have married and left descendants, as there are some of the name in later generations who cannot be accounted for on any other theory.

    Thomas married Elizabeth STEDMAN 17 Dec 1662. Elizabeth died 1715, Newton, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts. [Group Sheet]


  2. 5.  Elizabeth STEDMAN died 1715, Newton, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts.
    Children:
    1. Elizabeth HAMMOND was born 3 Nov 1664, Newton, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts; died 1 Feb 1733, Newton, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts.
    2. 2. Thomas HAMMOND was born 16 Dec 1666, Newton, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts; died 1720, Newton, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts.
    3. Isaac HAMMOND was born 20 Dec 1668, Newton, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts; died 1 Jan 1715, Newton, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts.
    4. Sarah HAMMOND was born 20 Dec 1668, Newton, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts.
    5. Nathaniel HAMMOND was born 3 Feb 1671, Newton, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts; died , probably died young.
    6. John HAMMOND was born 30 Apr 1674, Newton, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts.
    7. Eleazer HAMMOND was born 13 Nov 1677, Newton, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts; died 16 Nov 1760, Newton, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts.


Generation: 4

  1. 8.  Thomas HAMMOND was born , England; was christened 2 Sep 1603, Melford, County of Suffolk, England; died 1675.

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    Thomas Hammond, son of William and Mary (?) Hammond, of Melford, England, and grandson of John and Agnes (?) Hammond, of Lavenham, England, was baptized at Melford, county of Suffolk, England, with his twin brother, John, Sept. 2, 1603. He was a first cousin of William Hammond, who settled in Watertown, Mass., in 1636.

    He married in Lavenham, England, Nov. 12, 123, Elizabeth Cason, b. in Great Whelnetham, a few miles north of Lavenham, before 1604, daughter of Robert and Prudence (Hammond) Cason. She was a grand-daughter of Robert and Elizabeth (?) Hammond, of Great Whelnetham.

    Thomas Hammond was one of the first settlers in Hingham, Mass. Had land granted him there in 1636. Took the freeman's oath march 9, 1636-7.

    He was on the grand jury in 1637. His two younger children were baptized in Hingham. The elder children were undoubtedly born in England, although the place of their birth has not been definitely ascertained.

    Thomas Hammond, Vincent Druce, John Parker, Nicholas Hodgdon and John Winchester all settled in Hingham at about the same time; all of these removed from there and settled in the same neighborhood, near the boundary line between what are now the towns of Newton and Brookline, Mass.

    Nicholas Hodgdon first purchased 67 acres of land on Cambridge Hill, which he sold Dec. 4, 1650, to Thomas Hammond and Vincent Druce, then of Hingham. They also bought 13 acres, granted by the town of Cambridge to Robert Bradish, and 16 acres in Muddy River, next to lands of John Parker. Hammond and Druce bought in 1658, of Thomas Brattle and others, 600 acres in Muddy River (now Brookline) called Royton farm, which they held in common for some years. The division was finally made as shown by his unsigned will. He probably removed to Cambridge Village (now Newton) about 1650, but held lands in Hingham for same years after that date. In 1652, he sold land there (Suffolk Deeds, folios 221-222)...

    In 1656, he sold lands in Hingham to William Sprague for L60. In the same year he bought of Esther Sparhawk, daughter of Nathaniel Sparhawk, 330 acres more of land, in Cambridge, for L40.

    His homestead, in Newton, was near the Brookline boundary and near a beautiful sheet of water, which has since borne his name, "Hammond Pond." the homestead remained in the family several generations, Josiah Hovey Hammond, father of Mr. George W. Hammond, of the Forest Paper Co., having been the last of the race who was born there.

    Thomas Hammond was one of the wealthiest men in town in his day. there seems to have been a close friendship between himself and Vincent Druce, but no relationship has been shown by any papers or records found.

    He died in 1675, leaving an unsigned will which was admitted to probate.....It is found in Middlesex Probate, No 7160....

    His inventory amounted to L1,139 16S 2d and was by Elder Wiswall and John Spring. It was dated Oct. 25, 1675, and states that he deceased Sept. 30, 1675. A family tradition relative to Elizabeth Cason, his wife, is given on p. 299 of Jackson's History of Newton and is as follows:

    "It is said that when a young woman, in England, she took a walk with a party of young folks and went into the Mint to see how money was coined. the master of the Mint was pleased with her appearance and chat, and gave her an invitation to try her hand in the operation. She had evidently made some impression on him, and he was desirous to know if she could make as good an impression upon the coin; so he placed a piece of silver coin upon the die, about the size of a half crown--she came forward and grasped the lever and stamped a fair impression upon the coin, where upon he presented her with the silver piece, which she bore off in triumph; and from her fair hand it has passed through those of her descendants, to the seventh generation, and is now (1854) possessed by Stephen Hammond, of Roxbury, whose son, William, of the eighth, is looking wishfully for it."

    This coin is now (1902) in the possession of Mr. George W. Hammond, of Yarmouthville, Me.

    Thomas married Elizabeth CASON 12 Nov 1623, Lavenham, England. Elizabeth was born Bef 1604, Great Whelnetham, England. [Group Sheet]


  2. 9.  Elizabeth CASON was born Bef 1604, Great Whelnetham, England.

    Other Events:

    • Fact: Daughter of Robert Cason and Prudence Hammond

    Children:
    1. 4. Thomas HAMMOND was born Abt 1630, England; died 20 Oct 1678, Newton, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts.
    2. Elizabeth HAMMOND was born Abt 1633/4, England.
    3. Sarah HAMMOND was christened 13 Sep 1640, Hingham, Massachusetts; died Bef 1675.
    4. Nathaniel HAMMOND was christened 12 Mar 1643, Hingham, Massachusetts; died 29 May 1691, Newton, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts.