Mendall family (1215)
2709. John Mendall. Born ca 1638 in England. John died ca 1720 in Marshfield, MA. Occupation: mariner & ropemaker.
John came to New England perhaps in the 1650s. His will was dated 11 May 1711 and proved 8 Feb 1720.
The following are five consecutive lines from the Marshfield vital records:64
John the sonne of John mendall was Borne the: 15. of December 1663
Mercy the daughter of John Mendall was Borne y^e 3^rd of August 1666
Sarah the daughter of John Mendall was Borne 3^rd of october 1668
Hannah the daughter of John Mendall was Borne y^3 3^rd of December 1671
Ruth the daughter of John Mendall was Borne the. 20. of September 1675
Check out Descendants of John Mendall, Sr., of Marshfield, Mass. by Sidney D. Smith, Gateway Press, Baltimore, Md., 1984.
Will: In The Name of God, Amen. The tenth day of May in the year of our Lord 1711, I John Mendall of Marshfield in the county of Plimoth in New England, being aged & weak in body, but of perfect mind and memory thanks be given to God; therefore calling my mortality of my body to mind and knowing that it is appointed for men once to dye Doe make and ordain this my Last Will & Testament, that is to say, principally & first of all I give & recommend my soul into the hands of God that Gave it, & my body to be buried at the discretion of my Executor hereafter named & as touching such worldly Estate wherewith it hath pleased God to bless me in this life, I Give devise & dispose of the same in the following manner & form: That is to say ; First, I will that all those debts & duties as I do owe in Right or Conscience to any manner of person or persons whatsoever, Shall be well & truly contented and paid; or ordained to be paid in Convenient time after my decease, by my Executor hereafter named.
Item: I give & bequesth to my well beloved son John Mendall, one shilling.
Item: I give & bequeth to my well loved grandson-in-law, Francis Crooker, all my ropemaking tools that I doe use in or about the makeing of rope, after I have done useing them myself.
Item: I give & bequeth all the rest of my estate of what kind or nature soever to my well beloved daughters, Mercy Tinckum & Sarah Torry & Hannah Tilden & Ruth Doty. I likewise constitute make and ordain my son-in-law Thomas Tilden to be my only & sole executor of my Last Will & Testament & I do hereby utterly Disalow, Revoke, and disannul all & every other former Testaments, Wills, & Legacies, Bequests & Executors by me before this time in anyways Named, Willed & Bequesthed, Ratifieing & Confirming this & no other to be my Last Will & Testament In Witness whereof I have hereunto sett my hand & seal this day and year above written.
Signed Sealed Published Pronounced & Declared by the sd John Mendall as his Last Will & Testament in the presence of us the subscribers (viz) the words (my son-in-law Thomas Tilden to be) were Enterlined before the Ensealing & Delivery of these presents between eighteenth & ninteenth lines.
The Mark of John X Mendall
John Jones (signed)
John Little (signed)
Isaac Little (signed)
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