Family of Henry Lake (1299) & Alice [Lake]
2995. Elizabeth Lake. Born ca 1642 in Dorchester, MA. Elizabeth died aft 1709.
ca 1664 Elizabeth married Thomas Butts, son of Giles Butts (ca 1588-) & Marie Muse. Born ca 1641 in Norfolk, England. Thomas died ca Dec 1702 in Little Compton, MA (now RI). Occupation: Cooper.
Thomas emigrated from Norfolk, England by 1662 to Portsmouth where he bought four acres from Richard Hart 16 Nov 1662. On 1 Oct 1666 he bought from Richard Bulgar two acres in Portsmouth for a cow and 10 s in wampum. On 20 Nov 1668 he deeded William Earle seven acres, and he bought from Richard Earle, of Dartmouth, a quarter of a purchaser’s share of meadow, an eighth share of upland, etc. in Dartmouth. On 31 Oct 1682, in Little Compton, he and James Case were to be sent for to the next court to give reason tof their being and continuance at Punckateest without liberty first obtained so to do from the government. On 27 Oct 1685 Thomas was granted a division of land in Dartmouth, purchased of Woosamequin and Wamsutta.111
One source gives Thomas’ parents as Giles & Marie (Muse) Butts, but gives no reference.
Will: He died in 1703, leaving a Will which was proved Feb. 2,1703, and is recorded in the probate Office at Taunton, Bristol County, Mass, in Book 2, p. 71.
In the name of God Allmighty, Amen. This being the last will and testament of me, Thomas Butt of ye town of Little Compton, within the County of Bristoll in New England, Cooper, being very sick & weake of body butt of perfect memory and well in mind thanks be given unto Allmighty God for his manifold graces & merceys bestowed upon me and calling to mind the mortallity of my body and knowing that it is appointed for all men to dye, and for the true settlement and divission of what I am seased of at this present to my beloved wife Elizabeth Butt, my children & grand children, to prevent law suits or any controversye that may after my decease arise amongst them about the same, do make & ordain this to be my last will and testament, that is to say and be understood princably and first of all I give and recommend my spirrit unto God that gave it me and my body to the dust or earth from whence it was taken. And as touching my worldly estate wherewith it hath pleased God to bless me with all I divid & dispose of the same truly & senceerly in manner & form following, first & after all my just debts be truely & duely payd by my executrix after mentioned withall injoyning her to perform without any senister reservation.
Be it known for the true love & tender affection I have & bare to my beloved wife Elizabeth Butt who hath been a tender beloved wife to me, do constitute and appoint her to be my sole executrix of this my last will & testament to see it truely performed with and by the advice, approbation & consent of my two overseers (with her) of this my last will & testament their names inserted in the conclusion of this my will.
Ittem, I give and bequeath freely & absolutely unto my eldest son Zacheus Butt & to his wife Sarah Butt & to my granddaughter Sarah Butt & to my grandson John Butt the son of Zaccheus, and to my grandchild Mary Butt & to my grand child Abigail Butt and to my grand daughter or child Elizabeth Butt all which children or grand children before mentioned being the children of my said son Zacheus Butt & Sarah his now wife, I will and bequeath unto my said son and Sarah his wife & children before mentioned the two and thirtyeth part of a purchase right or share of land lyeing & being within the Township of Dartmouth within the County of Bristoll aforesaid, to them their heirs or assigns forever, provided that if either of my above grand children decease before marriag or without issue that then their part or that part of said land by me willed unto them shall be equally divided amongst the survivors of them or their heires without fraud or deceit and my son Zaccheus Butt not to intermeddle or concern himself with his wives part of sd. land without her consent or leave “sealed.”
Ittem, I give and bequeath unto my grand son John Butt, the son of Zacheus Butt ten acres of wood land lyeing & being within the Township of Dartmouth within ye County above sd., to him his heires & assignes forever without reservation.
Ittem, I give & bequeath to my beloved son Zacheus Butt the eighth part of the last divission of land lyeing & being within the Township of Little Compton, within the County absd. being part of the 24 acre lott formerly belonging to Thomas “Purrkin.”
Ittem, I give and bequeath unto my two sons Idido Butt & Moses Butt thirty acres of land lyeing & being within the Township of Little Compton & on the north side of William Earle house where it now standeth.
Itt, I will that my wife Elizabeth & my son Moses Butt shall build ann house upon the abovesd. thirty acres of land which house shall be sixteen foot square which may in time be tennantable & fence in a field & lett it out & the rent thereof shall be for my said wife & son Moses and they shall hereby be oblidged to maintaine Idido Butt dureing his lamenes but if it should please God to restore my said son Idido to his former health & of his lamenes that then the said house that "they" build & thirty acres of land shall be Idido Butt his heires & assignes forever, but provided that my sonne Idido Butt shall or doth decease without lawfull issue that then what is above mentioned given to him & his heirs shall return to my said sonne Moses Butt & his heires & assignes forever, my wife Elizabeth Butt haveing her equal part in said house and land dureing her natural life.
Ittem, I give & bequeath unto my beloved wife Elizabeth Butt my now dwelling house and all the land thereunto belonging to be at her despose dureing her life, allwayes provided she remaineth unmarried and after her decease the above said house & land afore mentioned I will give & bequeath unto my said son Moses Butt his heires or assignes forever, it being a thirty acre lott be it more or less as first surveyed.
Item, My will is that after my wives decease my daughter Hephzibah Earl shall have a cow delivered to her for her own use.
Ittem, I will & bequeath unto my grandaughter Sarah Butt, the sum of five pounds to be paid to her at her day of marriage in money or equivolent.
And all the rest of my land or estate be it here or elswhere with my maid servant called by the name of Ann Dier and an Indian man called by the name of Pope I will and bequeath unto my beloved wife Elizabeth Butt her heires or assignes as firmely to all intents & purposes in law as might be recorded or written according to law without reservation. Appointing my trusty and wel beloved friends Aron Davis, Jun. and Joseph Wilbore of Little Compton to be my overseers of this my last will & testament with the advice of my sd. wife to see it performed.
Ittem. I will and request the authority for the time being to ayde and assist my said executrix & overseers in the performance of this my last will to befullfilled according to my true intent and meaning, makeing null & voyde all former wills or testaments by me made before the sealeing hereof confirming all sales, gifts, grants by me given before the sealeing hereof if leagle not any wise interposeing this my last will & testament. To the confirmation of this my last will and testament I have hereunto sett my hand & seale in Little Compton this twenty-eighth day of December in the year of our Lord God one thousand seven hundred & two & signed sealed in the presence of
THOMAS BUTT, Seal.
Dated Dec. 28, 1702.
Proved Feb. 2, 1702-3. Recorded in Book 2, page 71.
Their children include:
2996. Thomas Lake. Born ca 1644 in Dorchester, MA. Thomas died on 14 Dec 1715/1717 in Little Compton, MA (now RI).
Thomas was of Dartmouth and served in King Philip’s War. On 1 Nov 1676 he was granted, along with his brother David, 100 acres at Puncatest (Tiverton) for his services in Philip’s War. One of these Lakes was with Benjamin Church in the Peasefield Fight.111
The Peasefield fight was part of the July 1675 campaign that involved about twenty English soldiers, about half of Church’s total force. It began in a ‘pease field’ on Punkatees Neck.
Thomas was brought up by his uncle Thomas Lake; he was before the Dorchester church 19 Dec 1659. He later joined his father and settled in Dartmouth.45
Thomas married Sarah [Lake] in Dartmouth, MA. Born ca 1655. Sarah died in 1728.
Thomas’s wife’s name may have been Sarah, but if it was, then Sarah’s surname was not Peet. That comes from a confusion with Sarah Peet, wife of Thomas Lake of Stratford. The two families, Thomas and Sarah Lake of Dartmouth, MA, and the contemporary Thomas and Sarah (Peet) Lake of Stratford, CT, both had sons Thomas, John, and Joseph, but names of the other children were different.)
Their children include:
2997. David Lake. Born ca 1646 in Dorchester, MA. David died aft 1709 in Tiverton, MA (now RI).
David was a freeman at Portsmouth 27 Feb 1669, and his ear mark was recorded 29 Mar 1669. On 22 Sep 1679 he bought land on the Taunton River (in Dighton, Somerset, and Freetown) and also at Sippican (Rochester) and Acushnet (New Bedford). In 1689 he was a proprietor at Dartmouth and a Selectman at Tiverton on 28 Jul 1694 and in 1698. On 16 Mar 1696 and in 1698 he was Town Clerk of Tiverton. On 11 Mar 1702 he was Moderator of the Tiverton Town Meeting. On 15 Jun 1709 he, then of Little Compton, deeded to Zaccheus Butts his rights in the lands in Dorchester and Stoughton, MA (inherited from his uncle Thomas).111
He was a saddler under Col. Benjamin Church in King Philip’s War.45
ca 1677 David married Sarah Earle (3861) , daughter of Ralph Earle (1527) (25 Aug 1605-1678) & Joan Savage (ca 1606-aft 15 Sep 1699).248 Born ca 1647 in Portsmouth, RI. Sarah died in 1690 in Tiverton, MA (Now RI).248
Sarah first married Thomas Cornell as his second wife. She married second David Lake.
Sarah was named in her father’s will as “Sarah, widow to the late deceased Thomas Cornell.”
Their children include:
2998. (child) Lake. Born ca 1648. (child) died ca 1652.
This child was ‘bound out’ to Thomas Tolman by the town of Dorchester, and died under Tolman’s care.
2999. (child) Lake. Born ca 1650 in Dorchester, MA. (child) died ca 1650 in Dorchester, MA.
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