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Isaack Commen, Sr.

Isaack Commen, Sr.[1, 2]

Male 1601 - 1677  (76 years)

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  • Name Isaack Commen  [3
    Suffix Sr. 
    Born 1601  England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Gender Male 
    Emigration 1630  England to Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • Be alert. The date of 1630 is problematic as Isaac had children in England as late as 1634. This may negate the legitimacy of this date.
    Died May 1677  Topsfield, Essex, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Person ID I7680  Watson Clan Tree
    Last Modified 22 Sep 2018 

    Family Ann  [5
    Children 
     1. Living
    +2. John Commen,   b. 1630, Mistley, Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Dec 1700, Dunstable, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
     3. Isaack Commen,   c. 17 Mar 1632, Mistley, Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location
    +4. Anne Commen,   c. 22 Feb 1634, Mistley, Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location
    Married: 1x5. Elizabeth Commen,   b. 1637, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 22 Sep 2018 
    Family ID F5184  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S53] Cummings Memorial, The, Rev. George Mooar, (B. F. Cummings), 1 (Reliability: 2).
      Will of Isaac Cummings Sr:

      The last will and testament of Isaac Comins Senier. I, being sencable of my approaching desolution, being at present weak in body yet perfect in my understanding, having by the grace of God bene helped to provid for my future state in another world: doe now in ordering of what God hath been pleased to bestow upon me of the blessings of this life, take care and order that, in the first place, my debts be duly paid. nextly I doe by this my last will and testament confirme to my son Isaac the ten acres of division land, on the south side of the great river, be it more or less: nextly, I do give unto my son, John Juet, ten pounds, part in Cattel & part in household goods: nextly, I doe will and bequeath to my grandson, Isaac, the son of my son Itsaac, one year old hefer, one little sow, the Indian corn which he hath planted for himself and the flax which he hath sown.
      Item, I doe give unto him my chest 2d in bigness with the lock and key: item my history book with such books as are his own, viz. a bible and testament. item, I doe give him ten pounds to be paid at seventeen years of age in country pay. item, I doe give my son, John Pease, thirty pounds to be payd out of the stock of cattle and household goods as much as may be att present & the rest in two years. Item, I doe make my son John my sole executor and doe give unto him my house and lands, being forty acres, more or less, consisting of upland and meadow with all the privileges and emoluments thereof and apertainances thereunto belonging provided that this land shall stand bound in part and in wholl for the paymen tof these legacyes and in case the said legacyes shall not be payd according to my will, the land shall be sold and payment be made out of the price thereof and the remainder shall be to the executor. Item, my will further is that if any of these my children shall through discontent att what is done for them in this my will, cause trouble to arise to the executor that then there shall be nothing pay'd to him or them, but the legacy or legacyes willed to them shall return to and remain in the hands of the executor as his proper right. My desire further is that Isaac Foster and Thomas Dorman would take care that this my will be duly performed.
      Dated this 8th day of the 3d mth I677.

      Witness the mark of Isaac Cummings.
      John Poore Sr.
      Thomas Dorman.
      Isaac Foster.


      Thomas Dorman and Isaac Foster came before Samuel Symonds, D'y Gov'r, Maj. Gen. Denison Esq. Mr. Clarke being present at the day of the date hereof & saw the said Isaac Cummings signe public this to his last will and testament and that he was of a disposing mind as attest,
      Robert Lord, cler.

      The inventory of the estate, made May 22d, as appraised by John Whipple and John How, and testified to by John Cummings, June I4, places the valuation at £I66 1s. 6d. andthe debts at £19 10S. 5d.

    2. [S53] Cummings Memorial, The, Rev. George Mooar, (B. F. Cummings), 1 (Reliability: 2).
      From the Cummings Memorial:
      “Isaac Cummings appears on a list of the ‘Commoners’ of Ipswich, Mass., on the last day of the year I641. He is said to have had, as early as July 1638, a planting lot in ‘Reedy Marsh,’ and a house lot in town. An old record is quoted in Essex Co. Hist. & Gen. Register, to wit: ‘Whereas Isaac Comings...Sold Andrew Hodges of this town all the said seven acres of land, more or less, Iying near highway to Jeffries Neck, 1639, 26, (6).’ The name appears on a list of Freemen in Watertown, 1642. In 1652, Samuel Symonds and his wife Martha sell him in consideration of £30, 150 acres ‘joining partly on Daniel Clark’s land.’ This Clark was an early settler of Topsfield. Mr. Samuel Todd, who married one of the Cummings descendants, and who had given much attention to this research, once wrote me: ‘There is evidence that the first Isaac owned considerable land on the west side of Howlet’s (then Winthrop’s) brook, pretty near two miles N. W. of the old Cummings place on this side of the river.’ ‘One hundred acres Iying on the westerly side and fifty acres on the easterly side,’ so says Historical Collections, Vol. V. of Topsfield Historical Society.
      “In I666 he was constable, and his son Isaac was his deputy, and in a deposition he states his age to be 65. The same year he was assessed 4s. 7d. to pay the town's indebtedness. He was deacon of the church, and in 1676, at least, moderator of the town meeting. No mention remains of his wife nor of her name. She was not living when his will was made, May 8, 1677. It is on file in the probate office, but unrecorded.”

    3. [S48] Cummings Genealogy, A, Albert Oren Cummins, (http://www.archive.org/details/cummingsgenealog00cumm), 1 (Reliability: 2).

    4. [S240] Passenger and Immigration Lists Index (Reliability: 3).
      Name: Isaac Cummings
      Year: 1630
      Place: Massachusetts
      Source Publication Code: 9448
      Primary Immigrant: Cummings, Isaac
      Annotation: In the years from 1925 to 1942, Frederick A. Virkus edited seven volumes with the title, The Abridged Compendium of American Genealogy, published in Chicago by the Institute of American Genealogy. Each volume has a section in the main body of the work, co
      Source Bibliography: VIRKUS, FREDERICK A., editor. Immigrant Ancestors: A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1964. 75p. Repr. 1986.
      Page: 24

    5. [S306] England, Births and Christenings (Reliability: 3).
      Name John Commen
      Gender Male
      Baptism/Christening Date 09 May 1630
      Baptism/Christening Place MISTLEY,ESSEX,ENGLAND
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      Father's Name Isaack Commen
      Father's Birthplace
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      Mother's Name Anne
      Mother's Birthplace
      Mother's Age
      Indexing Project (Batch) Number C04699-1
      System Origin England-ODM
      Source Film Number 560909
      Reference Number