Thomas Greenslade

#1368, (before 1630 - July 1674)
Relationship6th great-grandfather of Nelle Belle Bridges

Family

Ann Poynter d. 1692
Children 1.Abigail Greenslade6 (a 1650 - )
 2.Thomas Greenslade6 (bt 1650 - 1660 - )
 3.John Greenslade6 (bt 1650 - 1660 - )
 4.Samuel Greenslade6 (bt 1650 - 1660 - )
 5.James Greenslade6 (bt 1650 - 1660 - )
 6. Ruth Greenslip+6 (1656 - b 1724)
Thomas Greenslade was also known as Greenslett.1 
Birth*before 1630He was born before 1630 in EnglandG.2 
1643He migrated to Casco Bay, Maine, aboard the ship "Margery" in 1643.2,3 
Marriage*before 1650He married Ann Poynter before 1650 in MaineG, prob.4 
Death*July 1674He died in July 1674; It is Perley who states, "Thomas Greenslet lived in Salem in 1673." (Probably based on the 1673 Salem Ct records regarding Sarah Lambert's child. I have found no records yet which would indicate Thomas and Ann were in Salem before 1673.

Thomas Greenslet died c. July 1674. An exact date is not known. "July 1674" is given by Sidney Perley, 'History of Salem'. The first document I have with Ann Greenslet's name on it is the Inventory of Thomas Greenslet's Estate, File #11851, dated March 1677, which is when the inventory was recorded. The inventory clearly states Ann Greenslet administratrix for her husband Thomas Greenslet his estate. 
March 1677He died without a will and his estate was inventoried l in March 1677 at Ipswich, Essex Co., MassachusettsG; died intestate.1 
Probate*27 March 1677His estate was probated on 27 March 1677 at Court at Ipswich, Essex Co., MassachusettsG.5 
"Most researchers agree that Thomas and Ann had 5 children. We do not know their birth dates or birth places. Assumptions have been made that the children were born between 1650-1660 in Casco Bay, Maine. There are no records, no documentation for this. I have not found any mention in any Maine records that Thomas Greenslade's wife was ever in Casco Bay, Maine, but it is assumed she came there at some time and lived with him there. Very scant records exist for Thomas Greenslade for the years he was in Casco Bay. Based upon a 1666 record of a defaulted mortgage there, my assumption is he left Casco Bay after 1666 and went to Salem, MA. Ann went to Salem with him. He owned no property. He died intestate in 1674 and left more debts than money to pay them. About 3 years later (c. 1677)Thomas Greenslade's widow Ann married her neighbor Jacob Pudeator, who was about 20 years younger than she was. Jacob's wife Isabel had died in 1676. Her inquest and the questions to witnesses!
indicate that the court might have thought Isabel Pudeator's death needed inquiry. Jacob and Isabel Pudeator had no children.

"The source for the names of the 5 Greenslade children is the 1681 will of Ann's second husband Jacob Pudeator. Ann's children named in Pudeator's will were: John, Thomas, Samuel, James, and Ruth. Thus, because they were left legacies by Pudeator, we know these 5 were alive when the will was written in 1681."3 
ChartsAncestors of Nelle Belle Bridges

Citations

  1. [S386] Probate Records of Essex County Massachusetts: Vol. III, 1675-1681 (Salem, MA: The Essex Institute, 1920), III:121; Estate of Thomas Geeenslett. Administration upon the estate of Thomas Greenslett, intestate, was granted Mar. 27, 1677, to Ann Greenslett, who was to pay the debts as far as the inventory, which was 31i. 16s. 2d., would allow. Ipswich Quarterly Court Records, vol. 5, page 287.
    Inventory of the estate of Thomas Greenslet taken Mar. 21, 1676-7 by Edmund Batter and John Massey: one flocke bed & apertenances. Hi.; 2 old Chests with raggs, 6s.; a lampe, ticke & Hauke, 4s. ; table, 2 wheels & Chairs, 10s. 6d.; one Irone pott, 6s. 8d. ; wood & old bedsteed, 7s.; potts, 2s.; 2 swine. Hi. ; total, 31i. 16s. 2d. The debts many & not knowne.
    Attested in Ipswich court Mar. 27, 1677 by An Greenslet administratrix of the estate of her late husband Thomas Greenslet.
    Essex County Probate Files, Docket 11,851.
  2. [S341] Sybil Noyes, Charles Thornton Libby and Walter Goodwin, editor, Genealogical Dictionary of Maine and New Hampshire (Portland, ME: Southward Press, 1928–1939), 289, "with crew of -The Margery- arriving 1642-3."
  3. [S182] Greenslip List on Rootsweb, online http://archiver.rootsweb.ancestry.com/th/index/GREENSLIT/, Helen Greenslit Graves on 30 Apr 2006 and 26 Jul 2000.
  4. [S341] Sybil Noyes, Charles Thornton Libby and Walter Goodwin, Genealogical Dictionary of Maine and New Hampshire, 289, from estimated birth dates of children. Ann, his widow, swore to his estate inventory in 1677.
  5. [S386] Probate Records of Essex County Vol. III, III:121; Estate of Thomas Geeenslett. Administration upon the estate of Thomas Greenslett, intestate, was granted Mar. 27, 1677, to Ann Greenslett, who was to pay the debts as far as the inventory, which was 31i. 16s. 2d., would allow. Ipswich Quarterly Court Records, vol. 5, page 287.
    Inventory of the estate of Thomas Greenslet taken Mar. 21, 1676-7 by Edmund Batter and John Massey: one flocke bed & apertenances. Hi.; 2 old Chests with raggs, 6s.; a lampe, ticke & Hauke, 4s.; table, 2 wheels & Chairs, 10s. 6d.; one Irone pott, 6s. 8d. ; wood & old bedsteed, 7s.; potts, 2s.; 2 swine 1 li. ; total, 31i. 16s. 2d. The debts many & not knowne.
    Attested in Ipswich court Mar. 27, 1677 by An Greenslet administratrix of the estate of her late husband Thomas Greenslet.
    (Essex County Probate Files, Docket 11,851.).
  6. [S341] Sybil Noyes, Charles Thornton Libby and Walter Goodwin, Genealogical Dictionary of Maine and New Hampshire, 289.