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Nicholas SNOW

Male Abt 1600 - 1676  (~ 76 years)

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  • Name Nicholas SNOW 
    Born Abt 1600  London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 15 Nov 1676  Eastham, Barnstable County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I607  Sturgis
    Last Modified 12 Jun 2005 

    Family Constance HOPKINS,   b. Abt 1607, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Oct 1677, Eastham, Barnstable County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 70 years) 
    Married Bef 1628  Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
     1. Mary SNOW,   b. Abt 1630, Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Apr 1704, Eastham, Barnstable County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 74 years)
    Last Modified 14 Oct 2018 
    Family ID F80  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • From: The Great Migration Begins:
      ORIGIN: Unknown
      MIGRATION: 1623 in Anne
      FIRST RESIDENCE: Plymouth
      REMOVES: Eastham
      OCCUPATION: Carpenter (inventory begins with list of cooper's and carpenter's tools).
      FREEMAN: In "1633" Plymouth list of freemen in close proximity to those admitted on 1 January 1632/3 [ PCR 1:4]; in list of 7 March 1636/7 [ PCR 1:52]. In Plymouth section of 1639 Plymouth Colony list of freemen, then erased and moved to Eastham section of list [ PCR 8:174, 177]. In Eastham section of lists of freemen of 1658 and 29 May 1670 [ PCR 5:278, 8:201].
      EDUCATION: His inventory included "a parcel of old books" valued at 4s., "a psalm book" valued at 1s., and "1 book" valued at 1s.
      OFFICES: Deputy (from Eastham), 3 June 1652, 3 June 1657 [ PCR 3:9, 115]. Committee to lay out highways, 23 July 1634 [ PCR 1:31]; surveyor and supervisor of highways, 3 March 1639/40, 2 June 1640, 1 June 1647, 7 June 1653, 5 June 1671 [ PCR 1:141, 155, 2:115, 3:33, 5:58]. Committee to lay out lands, 5 May 1640 [ PCR 1:151]. Plymouth grand jury, 5 June 1638 [ PCR 1:87]; coroner's jury, 5 June 1638 [ PCR 1:88]; jury, 2 October 1637, 6 March 1637/8, 3 March 1639/40, 1 September 1640, 1 June 1641, 3 August 1641, 7 March 1642/3, 6 June 1643 [ PCR 7:7, 8, 16, 17, 20, 23, 34, 35]. Lot layer, 1 February 1640/1 [ PCR 2:7]. Excise collector, 7 June 1648 [ PCR 2:125]. Committee member, 7 June 1648, 4 June 1650 [ PCR 2:123, 154].
      Eastham selectman, 7 June 1670, 5 June 1671, 5 June 1672, 3 June 1674, 1 June 1675 [ PCR 5:35, 57, 92, 143, 164]. Constable, 3 June 1662 [ PCR 4:15].
      In Plymouth section of 1643 Plymouth Colony list of men able to bear arms [ PCR 8:189].
      ESTATE: In the 1623 Plymouth land division granted an unknown number of acres (but almost certainly one) at Hobes Hole near the Eel River as a passenger on the Anne [ PCR 12:6]. In the 1627 Plymouth cattle division "Nickolas Snow" and Constance Snow were the sixth and seventh persons in the seventh company (headed by Stephen Hopkins) [ PCR 12:11].
      Assessed 18s. in the Plymouth tax list of 25 March 1633 and 12s. in the list of 27 March 1634 [ PCR 1:10, 27].
      Assigned mowing ground, 20 March 1636/7 [ PCR 1:57]; requested more hay ground, 2 July 1638 [ PCR 1:90]. He was one of the purchasers [ PCR 2:177].
      On 7 May 1638 Nicholas Snow was one of a group of men desiring "lands towards the Six Mile Brooke" [ PCR 1:83], and on 7 August 1638 he requested "5 or 6 acres of land lying on the north side the lands granted lately to Mr. Atwood" [ PCR 1:93]. On 6 July 1638 Nicholas Snow acknowledged that he sold to Samuell Eddy his house and garden in Plymouth where he "now dwelleth" [ PCR 12:31].
      Granted ten acres meadow in the South Meadows, 2 November 1640 [ PCR 1:166]. About March 1645/6 Nicholas Snow sold his house and buildings and upland, with two acres of meadow at High Pines and ten acres of upland meadow at Colebrook meadows, totalling fifty-two acres to Thomas Morton [ PCR 12:134]. On 10 March 1645[/6] Nicholas Snow sold one acre to Nathaniel Morton [ PCR 12:135]. In an account of liquors brought into Eastham, dated 28 November 1664, Nicholas Snow was responsible for one and a half gallons of liquor [ PCR 4:100].
      In his will, dated 14 November 1676 and proved 5 March 1676/7, "Nicholas Snow of Eastham being weak and infirm of body" bequeathed to "my son Marke Snow" all twenty acres of upland lying at Namskekitt where his house now stands, and two acres of meadow and all that broken marsh at Namscekett and two thirds of "my great lot at Satuckett"; to "my son Joseph Snow I give that other third part of my great lot at Satuckett, and two acres and an half of meadow lying at Namscekett near the head and an neck of upland"; to "my son Steven Snow I give twenty acres on the southside of my great lot at Pochett, and ten acres of my little lot at Satuckett ... an acre and an half of meadow at the boat meadow ... and that part of my meadow at the great meadow that lyeth between Josiah Cooke and the Eel creek"; to "my son John Snow I give all that my land at Paomett purchased or unpurchased ... and all my right and title or privilege there"; to "my son Jabez Snow I give all this my land lying between my house and my son Thomas Paine's, and seven acres at the Bass pond ... and an half acre of marsh at the end of it and six acres of upland at the Herring pond, and an acre and half of meadow at Silver spring ... and that part of my house he lives in as long as my wife or I do live ... and two acres of meadow at the Great Meadow"; to "my son Jabez I give that my four acres of meadow at Billinsgate due to me yet unlaid out"; "my meadow about my house I give to my son Jabez"; to "my loving wife Constant Snow all my stock of cattle, sheep, horses, swine, whatsoever, to be at her disposal for the comfort and support of her life, with all the moveable goods I am possessed of and after her decease, stock and movables to be equally divided amongst all my children ... the use and disposal of the part of my house she now dwells in during her lifetime, and after her decease to be my son Jabez Snow's"; to "my loving wife that ten acres of upland at Pochett and twenty on Billinsgate Iland, for her disposal for the comfort of her life, but if she need it now, and leave it undisposed, I give it then to my son Steven Snow"; "twenty acres of upland at Billingsgate if my wife leave it undisposed, then to be my son Jabez Snow's"; to "the church of Eastham for the furniture of the Table of the Lord, with pewter or other necessaries, I say I do give 10s. out of my estate after my wife's decease" [ MD 3:167-69, citing PCPR 3:2:71-72].
      The undated inventory of the estate of Nicholas Snow of Eastham totalled ?102 10s. 9d., with no real estate included [ MD 3:169-74, citing PCPR 3:2:73-77].
      On 6 March 1676/7 letters of administration were granted to Constant Snow, Mark Snow and John Snow, on the estate of Nicholas Snow, deceased [ PCR 5:220].

      BIRTH: Possibly the Nicholas Snow, son of Nicholas Snow, baptized St. Leonard's Shoreditch, London, 25 January 1599/1600 [ TAG 14:229].

      DEATH: Eastham 15 November 1676 [ MD 6:203].

      MARRIAGE: By 1627 Constance Hopkins, daughter of STEPHEN HOPKINS [ MF 6:9-10]. She died at Eastham in the middle of October 1677 [ MD 6:203].

      i MARK, b. Plymouth 9 May 1628 [ MD 7:14]; m. (1) Eastham 18 January 1654[/5] Anna Cooke [ MD 7:14], daughter of JOSIAH COOKE; m. (2) Eastham 9 January 1660[/1] Jane Prence [ MD 7:14], daughter of THOMAS PRENCE [ MF 6:14-15].

      ii MARY, b. say 1630; m. say 1650 Thomas Paine (called "my son" in Nicholas Snow's will; she was probably the "one married" in 1651 as described by Bradford).

      iii SARAH, b. say 1632; m. Eastham 25 February 1654 William Walker [ PCR 8:15].

      iv JOSEPH, b. say 1634; m. say 1670 Mary _____ [ NEHGR 47:83].

      v STEPHEN, b. say 1636; m. (1) Eastham 28 October 1663 Susanna (Deane) Rogers, widow of Joseph Rogers and daughter of STEPHEN DEANE [ MD 8:15, 31:37-41 (as George Bowman notes, the alternate marriage date for this couple must be in error); TAG 42:200]; m. (2) Eastham 9 April 1701 Mary Bigford [ MD 6:14].

      vi JOHN, b. say 1638; m. Eastham 19 September 1667 Mary Smalley [ MD 7:17], daughter of JOHN SMALLEY .

      vii ELIZABETH, b. say 1640; m. Eastham 13 December 1665 Thomas Rogers [ MD 6:14], son of Joseph Rogers and grandson of THOMAS ROGERS [ MF 2:160].

      viii JABEZ, b. say 1642; m. say 1670 as her first husband Elizabeth _____ [ NEHGR 47:83].

      ix RUTH, b. say 1644; m. Eastham 10 December 1666 John Cole [ PCR 8:57].

      x Child, b. say 1646; living 1651 [ Bradford 445]; no further record.

      xi Child, b. say 1648; living 1651 [ Bradford 445]; no further record.

      xii Child, b. say 1650; living 1651 [ Bradford 445]; no further record.

      COMMENTS: Bradford, in describing the family of STEPHEN HOPKINS in 1651, stated that "His daughter Constanta is also married and hath twelve children, all of them living and one of them married" [ Bradford 445]. (In 1893 Mrs. M.L.T. Alden suggested that two of the children who are implied by Bradford's accounting but do not otherwise appear in the records were Hannah and Rebecca "on the authority of Davis's Landmarks of Plymouth. Both married Rickards" [ NEHGR 47:83]; she cites no evidence.)
      In January 1634/5 the Plymouth court noted that "The servant of Nicolas Snow was willing to serve out his time with John Cooper, according to the tenor of his indenture" [ PCR 1:33]. This servant was not the same as Twiford West who, after brief service with Nicholas Snow, agreed on 12 February 1635/6 to return to Edward Winslow, with whom he had originally made his indenture [ PCR 1:37].
      Nicholas Snow and others were presented 1 December 1640 for failing to mend the highways [ PCR 2:5].
      BIBLIOGRAPHIC NOTE: In 1893 Mrs. M.L.T. Alden published a substantial article on Nicholas Snow and his children [ NEHGR 47:81-84, 186-89, 48:71-73]. In 1948 Donald Lines Jacobus prepared an account of Nicholas Snow and a line of descent through his son Stephen [ Brainerd Anc 270-72]. [1]
    • " NICHOLAS, Plymouth, one of the first comers, being passeng. in the Ann 1623, m. Constance, (by. wondr. error in Geneal Reg. XIV. 89, call. Elizabeth) d. of Stephen Hopkins, one of the blessed comp. of the Mayflower, had Mark, b. 9 May 1628; and eleven other ch. s. and ds. bef. 1650. He rem. to Eastham in 1654, was rep. 1650, and 2, and aft. rem. 1657. Date of his d. is 15 Nov. 1676, and of his wid. Oct. 1677. " [2]

  • Sources 
    1. [S45] Great Migration Begins, Anderson, Robert C., (New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1995).

    2. [S94] Savage, Savage, James.