Annis (…)

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Annis (…), whose parents are unknown (or untraced), died before 24 November 1657 when her illegal will was presented at court at Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts.1

Annis married, as his 2nd wife, John Balch, whose parents are unknown (or untraced), say 1640.1,2

On 14 November 1657, her step son, Benjamin Balch presented her will at Salem Quarterly Court, but it disallowed as "illegal". Benjamin was appointed administrator though several neighbors testified that Annis' estate "would not pay Bengeman Balch and his wife for their trouble, labor and charge." The inventory, taken 25 Nov 1657, totaled £9 11s against £15 12s in charges Benjamin had entered for the care he and his wife had given Annis in the preceeding two years. The entire estate was eventually given to Benjamin, 29 Jun 1658.1


John Balch b. abt. 1605, d. abt. Jun 1648
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  1. [S2281] Robert Charles Anderson, The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England 1620-1633, Volumes I–III, 3 vols. (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1995), 1:84-86 (John Balch), further cited as Anderson, GMB.
  2. [S1872] Clarence Almon Torrey, New England Marriages Prior to 1700, 3 vols. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2011), 73, further cited as Torrey, New England Marriages (2011).