Joshua CONANT [Parents] was born 1 in 1630 in Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, United States. He died 2 before 29 Nov 1659 in England, United Kingdom. Joshua married 3, 4 Seeth GARDNER 5 about 1657 in Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, United States.
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 Curtayns and valiants, one Rug and a Blankett and matt, 8 li.; five p of shetts and a half shett, 5 li.; Eleven napkins, 3 table Cloths, 1 li. 7s.; fowr pilow bears, 1 li. 4s.; twelve towels, 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 to 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 and two small boxes, 10s.; mony and platt, 1 li. 4s; for 6 shep, 5 li.; one kradle, 4s.; one bedstead, 10s.; total, 32 li. 6s.
Mr. Thomas Gardner's account: a note of what was dewe to mee from Josuah Connant: Wintering of 8 sheepe at 6s. per sheepe, 2 li. 8s.; 32 lode of wood at 4s. per lode, 6 li. 8s.; for a bushell of wheate, 5s.; 3 bushels of Indian Corne, 9s.; payde 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 Mr. Crommell, 5li. 13s. 11d.; total 35li. 7s. 11d.
Hugh Jones testified that while he lived with his master Gardner, the latter wintered eight sheep for Joshua Connant, and deponent carried 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.
Source: Essex Quarterly Court Files, vol. 5 leaves 116, 117. Also: Salem Quarterly Court Records, vol. 4, leaf 39.