This Nock Family Originated on the Eastern Shore of Virginia.
Descendants of Thomas Nock , 1617 – 1666: Nock, Nocks, and Knox Families
3. Sylvanus Nock (Thomas ) was born in 1656 in Dover, Strafford County, New Hampshire. He died on 14 Jul 1716 in Dover, Strafford County, New Hampshire. He was buried in Dover, Strafford County, New Hampshire.
Sylvanus was apprenticed to John Hall. Jr., a tavern keeper, in 1676, in Dover.
SOURCE: Text: Henry Tibbetts of Dover, NH and Some of his Descendants”, compiled by May Tibbetts Jarvis of San Diego, CA; published by New England Genealogical Historic Record.
SILVANUS NOCK (WILL) 1716 DOVER
In the Name of God amen. I Silvanus Nock senior of the Town of Dover in the Province of Newhampshire being sick and weak of body * * *
Imprimis I Give and bequeath unto Easter my well beloved wife one third part of my improved lands belonging to my home-stead to be improved by her during her Widowhood and also the improvement of one Sixth part of my Sawmill so long as she remains a widow and also the lower Room in my dwelling house and one third part of my barn during her widowhood as aforesaid in like manner one third part of all the moveables excepting the bed which shall be wholly at her dispose together with the bedding belonging to it
Item I give to my eldest Son Silvanus Nock all my home place with all the Housing and lands belonging to it viz two thirds of all my home place as house and barn and lands thereto belonging (not disposed of to his mother) immediately after my decease; and at his mothers marriage or decease the whole to be his and I do also give unto him all my land and marsh at birch point and also half my right and interest in the sawmill with the priveledges thereto belonging as also all my other estate both Reall and personall which shall not be otherwise disposed of in this my will and I do constitute and appoint him my said Son Silvanus Nock to be the Sole executor of this my last will obliging him to pay all my honest debts and funerall charges, and he is to receive all the debts due to me
Item I give unto my Son Thomas Nock twentie five acres of land lying in the Town of Barwick in the province of Massachusetts bay, adjoyning to loves brook
Item I give unto my Son James Nock the other part of my lands adjoyning to loves brook as aforesaid being about twentie five acres adjoyning to that which I have here given to my Son Thomas Nock.
Item I give unto my Son Zechariah Nock twentie acres of land adjoyning to the brook at holmes bridge as also the other half of my right and interest in the Sawmill with the priveledges appertaining to it excepting only his mother’s improvement of a third during her widowhood
Item I give unto my abovesaid Sons Thomas Nock and James Nock my old Sawmill equally between y(m) with the priveledges belonging to it and liberty of rebuilding it at Quomphegen the place where it now stands and near to the other Sawmill here disposed of in part
Item I give unto my Sons Silvanus Thomas and Zechariah Nock all my Quick stock to be divided equally between them only my wife shall improve one third of it During her widowhood
Item I give unto my Daughters Elizabeth and Sarah Nock twentie shillings a piece to be paid by my Executor within two years after my decease
And I do hereby revoke and disanull all other and former wills made by me and do ratifie and confirm this to be my last will and testament in witness whereof I the Said Silvanus Nock sen: have hereunto set my hand and seal this Seaventh day of May in the year of our Lord one thousand seaven hundred and sixteen and in the second year of the Reign of our Soveraign Lord George by the grace of God of great Brittain &c King defender of the Faith
Signed Sealed Published and Declared by the Said Silvanus Nock to be his last will and Testament
In presence of: Thomas Tebbets Sen ; Samue(ll) Tebbets ; Matthew Short
Proved Feb. 13, 1716/17.
[Inventory, July 14, 1716; amount, 252.0.6 pounds; signed Thomas Tibbetts, Samuel Tibbetts, and Hatevil Roberts.]
[Bond of Silvanus Nock, with Thomas Tibbetts and Smauel Tibbetts, yeomen, as sureties, all of Dover, in the sum of 500 pounds, Feb. 13, 1716/17, for the administration of the estate; witness, Richard Gerrish, Jr.]
Sylvanus married (1) Elizabeth Emery daughter of James Emery and Elizabeth on 20 Apr 1677 in Kittery, York County, Maine. Elizabeth was born in 1657 in Kittery, York County, Maine. She died on 6 Jun 1704 in Kittery, York County, Maine. She was buried in Kittery, York County, Maine.