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Malachi Ellis

  • Born: 8 Oct 1689, Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts 333,334
  • Marriage: Jane Blackwell on 3 Jan 1716 in Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts 333
  • Died: 21 Mar 1762-12 Mar 1765, Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts at age 72 333

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Malachi Ellis, son of Matthias Ellis and grandson of John Ellis, was born 8 Oct 1689, and died, testate, between 21 Mar 1783 and 12 Mar 1765. He married in Sandwich, 3 Jan 1715/6, Jane Blackwell, born`in Sandwich, 30 Jul 1693, died there before 21 Mar 1762, daughter of Joshua and Mercy Blackwell [NEHGR, v. 117, p.188]. The will of Joshua Blackwell of Sandwich, dated 15 Jul 1737, gives to his "daughter Jane Ellis" [Barnstable County Probate, v.5, p.381].

The will of his father, Matthias Ellis, dated 13 Nov 1744, gives all real estate to his son Malachi Ellis and names him co-excutor. By the date of the accounting, 7 Nov 1749, his mother, the co-executor, was dead and his share in the estate was a substantial one, amounting to more than £3000. In October and November of that year, his brothers, his sisters and their husbands had given him receipts for their portions.

In 1750, he deposed that he was in his 62nd year [NEHGR, v. 117, p. 191]. The dated Sep 1750, of his sister Mercy (Ellis Dotey Barnes Wilson) Morton, widow of Timothy Morton, names her beloved beloved brother Malachi Ellis. A deed, dated 8 July 1758, acknowledged in Barnsanstabe 28 Mar 1759 and recorded 17 Apr 1761, shows that "Malachi Ellis of Sandwich, yeoman" purchased for £4. from Josiah Swift and John Swift, also of Sandwich, one-quarter part of a tract of land in Plymouth, which had by deed of 21 Mar 1696/7 been conveyed by Jonathan Morey to Jireh Swift and John Gibbs.

The will, dated 31 Mar 1762 and proved 12 Mar 1765, of "Malachi Ellis of Sandwich, . . . husbandman . . . being advanced in years' gives unto my eldest son Ephriam Ellis, a piece of land lying Northerly of the Country road adjoining . . . Micah Blackwell, by the lane from my dwelling house, together with my dwelling house and all my buildings . . . also a lott of land out in the division called the Woodlotts, by the 155th Lott, lying . . . by land of Seth Fish's heirs . . . and part of my 20-Acre Lott lying Easterly of the land of Rev. Eldad Tupper's heirs . . . and adjoining Ephraim Ellis his land which he bought of Matthias Ellis . . . and also my sald meadows at the Beach which hath improved for several years, making hay there at my usual place and making hat at Plymouth Neck so called (all being in sd Sandwich). To my son John ellis, his heirs . . . etc. £14. 13s. 3d. to be paid by my sons Rowland & Joshua Ellis, equally between them . . . to my two sons, John Ellis and Samuell Ellis all my wearing apparrell to be divided equally between them. I give . . . unto my son Samuel Ellis, his heirs, etc. £1. 6s. 8d. to be paid by my sons Rowland and Joshua Ellis, equally between them. The reason I give Samuell no more . . . is that I have heretofore given him £53. 6s. 8d. in money and also sundry household goods and quick stock which I esteem to be his part of my estate . . . to my son Matthias Ellis, all my land in the Township of Plymouth, excepting only my Cedar swamp, that is the land I hereby give Matthias . . . is all the land I bought of Josiah and John Swift. I also give him one of my feather beds, viz.: that which hath the white tickingm and two coverlets, two blankets, two sheets, two bolsters, and underbed, a beadstead and cord . . . ratify and confirm to him all that I have heretofore lent or given him . . . to my son Rowland Ellis my gun & tramel & tongs which he now iproves, also halfe my worsted combs, weaving looms and tackling . . . to my son Joshua Ellis my other gun and all my accountrements . . . one trammel & a pair of tongs & a fire shovel, one iron pott with a bail . . . to my daughter Jane Tupper and her heirs all the residue of my household goods and iron works . . . to my two sons, Rowland Ellis and Joshua Ellis, my dwelling house and barn and all my buildings and my home place and all my lands and other Real Estate belonging to me in Sandwich and Plymouth which I have no in this my last Will and Testament otherwise disposed; all my quick stock, books, cas and credits . . . and I do make my sd son Rowland Ellis . . . sole Executer." Witnesses: Eleazer Blackwell, Micah Blackwell, Abraham Williams [Barnstable County Probate. v. 13. pp. 85-87]. The inventory dated 15 Mar 1765, shows real estate £889. 10s. Total estate: £975 40s. 3d. [ibid., p. 119].

"Lt. John and Elizabeth (Freeman) Ellis of Sandwich Mass." NEHGR, Vol. 120, pp. 102-104

Malachi married Jane Blackwell, daughter of Joshua Blackwell and Mercy Fish, on 3 Jan 1716 in Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts.333 (Jane Blackwell was born on 30 Jul 1693 in Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts 596 and died before 21 Mar 1762 in Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts 596.)


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