Joyce Baker

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Joyce Baker, daughter of Richard Baker and Margaret Merry, was born probably shortly before her baptism at Ashford, Kent, England, 30 May 1602.1 She died at Edgartown, Dukes Co., Massachusetts, before 28 October 1680, when her estate was inventoried.2

Joyce married, as his 2nd wife, Nicholas Butler, whose ancestry is unknown (or not traced here), at Ashford, 22 January 1623/24.1,3

Joyce Baker left a will dated 13 March 1679/80: (paragraphing added for clarity):
I Joice Butler, being through God's blessing at present of sound memory and understanding, doe make this my last will and Testament: Revoking all former whatsoever :

and first my will is and I will and bequeath to my Son Hennrie Butler my Silver Boule and a carpet & each of his three Sonnes, one Silver Spone—

Nextly I will and bequeath to my Grandson John Butler all tlie brass of the kitchen : and to my Grandson Thomas Butler one Iron pottage pot, an Iron Kettle and my Bead, Bendstead, and all the furniture belonging to it, as it is in present use, as two pairs of blankets two pilloes, etc. And I Give more to my Grandson, John Butler, all the Bead and Beading above Stairs.

Nexty I will and bequeath, all my linnen, to be Equally devided Between my Grandchildren, John and Thomas Butler and Mary Athearn:

And Nextly I will and Bequeath to my three Grandchildren aforesaid all my Great Cattle to be Equally devided among them, that is to say John Butler, Thomas Butler and Mary Athearn: except that only my Grandson Thomas Butler shall have more to his part: and one heiffer before the devision set apart, which heiffer I doe will and bequeath to my Grandson Samuel Minott :

And my will is, and I bequeath ali my Sheep to my two Grandsons John Butler and Thomas Butler to be Equally devided between them:

Nextly I will and bequeath to my Grandsons Thomas Butler my Dwelling house, with the long Table and hanging Cupboarde, and to my Grandson John Butler my Cupbord and the Chest which was Joseph Butler's and to my Granddaughter Mary Athearn, my chest and two Joint Stools: and as to my chaires, I give the table chair to my Grandson Thomas Butler: the remainder of the chaires I leave to be Equally devided between my Grandchildren John, Thomas -Butler and Mury Alhearn:

Nextly my will is lhat they should pay my Grand daughter Hannah Chadduck, two hnndred weight of fleece wooll yearly, fivety pounds until it is payed: which is within four year:

and as to Landes, I will and Bequeath al] my Landes with the priveiledges and appurtenances to My Grandson Thomas Butler,

and my pewter, I will to be Devided, as my linnen aforesaid, viz. between my Grandchildren, John, Thomas Butler and Mary Athearn :

And lastly I Appoint my Grand son, John Butler, to be my sole Executor and Administrator, to this my last will, and my will is and I doe Request my friends, Mr. Richard Sarson and Matthew Mayhew, to be the overseers that it may be performed.

And as witness of this my last will and Testament I the said Joiee Butler have put heerto my hand and seall this thirteenth day of March in the year of our Lord one thousand six hundred seaventy and nine, alias eighty.

Matthew Mayhew,
Richard Sarson

Joice Butler
her mark.4


Nicholas Butler b. bt 1595 - 1600, d. 13 Aug 1671
  • John Butler+1 b. 2 Jan 1624/25, d. bef. 21 Jul 1658
  • Henry Butler1 b. 7 Sep 1626, d. bef. 28 Apr 1696
  • Lydia Butler1 b. 23 Feb 1628/29, d. 25 Jan 1667
  • Thomas Butler1 b. 28 Aug 1631, d. bef. 24 Sep 1631
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  1. [S3] Charles Edward Banks, The History of Martha's Vineyard Dukes County Massachusetts in Three Volumes (subtitle varies) (1911; reprint, Edgartown, Massachusetts: Dukes County Historical Society, 1966), 3:47-63, further cited as Banks, History of Martha's Vineyard.
  2. [S3] Banks, History of Martha's Vineyard, 2:58, citing Dukes Co. Deeds 1:314.
  3. [S1872] Clarence Almon Torrey, New England Marriages Prior to 1700, 3 vols. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2011), 263, further cited as Torrey, New England Marriages (2011).
  4. [S3] Banks, History of Martha's Vineyard, 2:57-8, citing Dukes Co. Deeds 1:314.