[Norfolk County, Mass., Court Files, vol. 1, p. 39]
[Administration on the estate was granted to "Johannah Tucke widow & John Samborn her son in law," Oct. 11, 1664.]
[Norfolk County, Mass., Court Files, vol. 1, p. 39, and Court Records, Oct. 11, 1664.]
[Order of court, April 11, 1665, that the estate of Robert Tuck, intestate, be left in the hands of the administrator for the use of the widow during her life, and then be divided among the three chilldren, Robert Tuck, Elizabeth Sherburne, and Mary Sanborn, and the grandchild, John Tuck, son of Edward Tuck.]
[Norfolk County, Mass., Court Records.]
Articles of agreemt made & concluded upon by & between mr John Samborn on ye one pte & Johannah Tuck on ye other pt both residing at Hampton in ye County of Norfolk & Administrator & Administratrix to ye estate of Robert Tuck deceased: Imp: It is agreed upon yt ye sd widdow Johannah Tuck shall deliver up power of Administr in this Prsent Court unto ye aforesd mr John Samborn concerning ye aforesd Estate of Robert Tuck deceased: In Consideration whereof ye aforesd John Samborn doe engage to pay unto ye aforesd widdow Johanna Tuck the full sum of fiveteen pounds [per] yeare duering ye terme of her naturall life & yt she [s]hall enjoy out of ye aforesd Estate ye use of two Cowes & three acres of meadow duering her life as aforesd wch meadow is intended to bee ye Same wch is now in her possession bee it more or less & other necessary things for her house keeping as shalbee upon ye mature Consideracon of Jonathan Thing & Thomas Mastin thought convenient they both being made choyce of by her for that purpose wch parties are to receive ye afore mentioned fiveteen pounds annually for her use
This was ownd by both parties, above name (ie) John Samborn & Joanna Tuck to bee their act & deed: And wth ye Consent of both parties ye Court orders it to bee Recorded:
Tho: Bradbury recd
[Norfolk County, Mass., Deeds, vol. 2, p. 124.]
upon ye Complaint of ye aged widow Tuck yt she wanteth necessary Comforts & that John Samborn Administrator to her late husbands estate doth not take due care for her though there bee suffitient estate to due it: It is therefore ordered by this Court: ye Selcet men of Hampton or a Committee of two or three of them whom the rest shall choose & appoint for yt end; Are hereby required & impowered from time to time to take due care yt ye said widdow Tuck bee supplied with all necessary comforts for her livelyhood sutable to her condicon; And John Samborne Administrator is ordered, & requiered by ye authority of this Court to make payment for ye same out of ye estate of Robert Tuck Deceased, & wt ever hee shall Disbursse to keep a faithfull accompt thereof & it is to bee allowed in his account as Administrator: And yt ye sd Samborn shall have power to make sale of land belonging to ye sd Tucks estate to supply ye necessity of ye sd widdow Tuck: Ordered by the court at Hampton 14:8:1673.
[Norfolk County, Mass., Deeds vol.4, p.22.]
[Inventory of the estate of widdow Joanna Tuck of Hampton "deceased upon the 14 day of februrary 1673" ; presented by John Sanborn, administrator to the estate of Robert Tuck; amount, £33.10.0; attested by John Sanborn April 14, 1674.
[Inventory of the estate of Robert Tuck, April 11, 1674; amount, £244.9.0.]
[Essex County, Mass., Probate Files, and Norfolk County, Mass., Deed, vol.2, p.320.]