Sunday, December 10, 2006

David & Leatis Carlisle

My primary research project is attempting to find as many descendants as possible of David Carlisle and his wife Leatis or Lettis. If you descend from this couple I would love to hear from you.

David Carlisle was born abt 1702. Some records say in Ireland others reference Scotland. Leatis was born abt 1705. I believe they married and then sailed across the ocean to a new life but it is possible they met and married in Massachusetts.

The first record I find for them is the birth of their daughter, Elizabeth, 22 Oct 1730, Concord, Middlesex Co, MA. They remained there until at least 1733. I next find them in 1738 and in Lunenburg, Worcester, MA where he was referenced as a pig warden.

Sometime after 1745 he relocated to Walpole, Cheshire Co, NH where he was remembered for bringing an underbed of charlock.

Pig warden and weed importer, not the history a descendant hopes to find!

DAVID CARLISLE was born Abt. 1702, and died Bet. 31 May 1769. He married LEATIS OR LETTICE OR LATTIS Bef. Oct 1730. She was born Abt. 1705 in Ireland?, and died 07 Mar 1791 in Walpole, Cheshire Co, NH.

"It appears from what information is gathered, that one David Carlisle came to this town, early in its settlement, from Lunenburg, Mass., but originally from Ireland, and that he was a man somewhat advanced in life appears from the fact that his wife, Lattice, was born 1704, and died in 1791. He settled on the place now owned by Edwin Guild, or in that immediate vicinity. He brought with him an underbed filled with charlock, a pernicious weed, which he emptied on to his land. Some of the seeds of the weed were in the bed, and took root, which have since spread over considerable territory in town, giving farmers much trouble when it mingled with their crops. How many children Mr Carlisle had is not known. One, however, David, remained on the place after his fathers death and was known as Captain David."
Walpole As It Was and As It Is, by George Aldrich, 1880
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The Last Will and Testament of David Carlile of Lunenburg in the County of Worcester

In the name of God amen. Imprimis I give and Bequeath to Lettice my Well Beloved wife the Improvement of any Real Estate that is all of my Real Estate that I have not ?????. ???? ??? to my son David Carlile she to have and improvement and use of her natural life. Also I give unto my said Wife all my live stock and all of movable Estate within I own.
I give and Bequeath to my son David Carlile all of Remainder of my Real Estate to him his heirs and assigns forever after decease of my said wife he pays unto my son Daniel and to my daughter Lettice as I shall hereafter order. I also give to my son David all my husbandry tools without ???. I give and bequeath to my son Daniel Carlile the sum of sixty six pounds, thirteen shillings and fore pence lawful money of this province to be paid to him out of my estate by my ???? as I shall hereafter order which is his whole portion of my estate.
I give and bequeath to my daughter Lettice four pound to be paid her after my decease as I shall hereafter order with what she has had before is her whole portion out of my estate.
My will is that my son David pay to my son Daniel the sum of thirteen pound, six shillings and eight pence within one year of my decease and that the sum of thirteen pounds, six shillings and eight pence be paid yearly to my son Daniel without interval until the whole be paid which is his whole portion of my estate. And my will is that my son David pay to my daughter Lettice the sum of four pounds above mentioned at my decease which is her whole portion out of my estate with and ??? what she has had before. I would also have my son David to improve what I have given to my Wife and my Real Estate to ??? and that he would get her fire wood at her door and all my other estate if any is that I have not given away I give it to my wife to be at her dispose.
I likewise constitute and ordain Lettice my well beloved wife and my son David Carlile Executors of this my Last Will and Testament and I do hereby ???? and revoke and ?? annul all and every other Will and Testament by me made. Satisfying and confirming this and no other my Last Will and Testament. In with and whereof I have hereunto fit my hand and seal this eleventh day of March in the year of his majesty ??? Anno Dom 1769.
David D Carlile (Seal)
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Signed sealed Published and Pronounced and Declared by me of said David Carlile to be my last Will and Testament in presence of ????, ?oward Hartwell, William Brown, Reubin Smith

I have no objection to the aforegoing will being proved approved and allowed.
August 28, 1769 Samuel McCrakin

David
Burial: South Cemetery, Lunenburg, MA, old part
Epitaph: Here lies the body of Mr David Carlisle who departed this life May 31st 1769 in the 66th year. Also five children - three sons and two daughters lieing near this place.
Probate: 1769, Lunenburg, Worcester Co, MA

Leatis
Burial: Village Cemetery, Walpole, NH

Children of DAVID CARLISLE and LEATIS are:
i. ELIZABETH CARLISLE, b. 22 Oct 1730, Concord, Middlesex Co, MA; d. 11 Apr 1740, Lunenburg, Worcester Co, MA.

Cause of Death: Probably measles epidemic of 1739-1740

ii. MARGARET CARLISLE, b. 16 Mar 1731/32, Concord, Middlesex Co, MA; d. 26 May 1740, Lunenburg, Worcester Co, MA.

Cause of Death: Probably measles epidemic of 1739-1740

iii. DAVID CARLISLE, b. 01 Jul 1733, Concord, Middlesex Co, MA; d. 12 May 1740, Lunenburg, Worcester Co, MA.

Cause of Death: Probably measles epidemic of 1739-1740

iv. JOHN CARLISLE, b. Bef. 1738; d. 07 May 1740, Lunenburg, Worcester Co, MA.

Cause of Death: Probably measles epidemic of 1739-1740

v. DANIEL CARLISLE, CAPT, b. 30 Oct 1738, Harvard, Worcester Co, MA; d. 29 Oct 1794, Westmoreland, Cheshire Co, NH.

vi. DAVID CARLISLE, CAPT, b. 20 Feb 1740/41, Lunenburg, Worcester Co, MA; d. 07 Dec 1797, Walpole, Cheshire Co, NH.

vii. LETTICE (LEATIS) CARLISLE, b. 06 Sep 1742, Lunenburg, Worcester Co, MA; d. Unknown.

viii. JOHN CARLISLE, b. 24 Jan 1745/46, Lunenburg, Worcester Co, MA; d. Bef. Mar 1769. (Not listed in father's will)

Maternal tree

1 comment:

Gary Robertson said...

I appear to be a descendent of David and Leatis, through Lettice and Samuel McCracken (McCrakin). Their daughter, Sarah, married James McClaughry in Salem, NY. They later moved to Delaware County, NY and raised a family there. This is the McClaury bunch of OK Corral notoriety, so, pig warden ain't all that bad.
Gary