|Joshua CONANT was born 1630 in Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, USA. He died before 29 Nov 1659 in , , , England. Joshua married Seeth GARDNER about 1657 in Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, U SA. Estate of Joshua Conant of Salem Essex Probate Docket # None Administration on the estate of Joshua Connant, who died intestate in England, granted 29 : 9 : 1659 to Mr. Thomas Gardner. Amount of inventory of his estate in New England, 32 li. 6s Inventory of Seethe, widow of Joshuah Connant, taken by John Browne and Richard Price: One bed, one Bolster, a suit of Cu rtayns and valiants, one Rug and a Blankett and matt, 8 li.; five p of shetts and a half shet t, 5 li.; Eleven napkins, 3 table Cloths, 1 li. 7s.; fowr pilow bears, 1 li. 4s.; twelve towe ls, 9s.; for pewter pans and spons, 1 li. 6s.; one Cloake, 18s.; one Trunk and on owld Chest , 10s.; one spitt, one payr of Andyrns, 3s.; to Sivs, two Trays, 3s.; one payr of scals and t o wayts, 2s. 6d.; one trundl Bedsted and one blankett, 6s.; for wooll, 4s.; 5 stools, 9s. ; 9 Chayrs, 13s.; 3 tabls, 1 li.; for divers howshowld implements, 8s. 6d.; for bras and Iron , 1 li. 10s.; one chest, one box, 1 li.; one Carpett, two Coshens, 5s.; one looking glas an d two small boxes, 10s.; mony and platt, 1 li. 4s; for 6 shep, 5 li.; one kradle, 4s.; one be dstead, 10s.; total, 32 li. 6s. Mr. Thomas Gardner's account: a note of what was dewe to me e from Josuah Connant: Wintering of 8 sheepe at 6s. per sheepe, 2 li. 8s.; 32 lode of wood a t 4s. per lode, 6 li. 8s.; for a bushell of wheate, 5s.; 3 bushels of Indian Corne, 9s.; payd e for him to Jone Cotta, 11s.; dew to Joseph Gardner for 3 yeares rent for his house at 3li. ; per yere, 10li.; payd for him to Richard Prince, 13s.; payd to Mr. Browne, 10li.; payd to M r. Crommell, 5li. 13s. 11d.; total 35li. 7s. 11d. Hugh Jones testified that while he lived wi th his master Gardner, the latter wintered eight sheep for Joshua Connant, and deponent carri ed wood to his wife, "I gesse" upward of thirty loads, also corn and wheat, etc. Jone (her|
F mark) Cotta, wife of Robert, testified, 20: 4: 1660, that she received of Thomas Gardner of Salem, eleven shillings for the keeping of Josuah Connant's sheep one summer. Phillip Cromwell's receipt dated June 10, 1659, from "ould Mr Gardner" for a debt of 5li. 13s. 11d. Sou rce: Essex Quarterly Court Files, vol. 5 leaves 116, 117. Also: Salem Quarterly Court Records , vol. 4, leaf 39. Seeth GARDNER was christened 25 Dec 1636 in Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, USA. She married Joshua CONANT about 1657 in Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, USA. SEETH, bp. Salem 25 December 1636 ; m. (1) Joshua Conant, son of ROGER CONANT ; m. (2) 1 December 1659 John Grafton, son of Joseph Grafton.
|GRAFTON, JOHN, Salem, mariner, s. of Joseph, of wh. Mather, Magn. tells the story, copied from his f.'s Remarkab. Provid. cap. I. how he was, in Sept. 1669, shipwr. and preserv. m. 1 Dec. 1659, Seeth, d. of the first Thomas Gardner, had Mary, b. 7 Sept. 1660; Seeth, 28 Apr. 1665; Abigail, 12 Aug. 1667; Jehoadan, 1 Oct. 1669; Margaret, 24 Jan. 1671; and Nathaniel, 14 July 1672; freem. 1680, d. 24 Nov. 1715. Mary m. 25 July 1678, Joseph Hardy.|