Family Card - Person Sheet
Family Card - Person Sheet

NameSarah BOYER 153
Death Date19 May 1659154
Birth Date16208
Will Date28 Sep 1696
Death Date23 Aug 1697
Burial PlaceMalden, Massachusetts148
Immigr Dateabt 1644, abt 1656
Misc. Notes
According to Savage,149 Job Lane of “Rehoboth 1644, was in Eng. in June 1647, when his kinsm. Thomas Howell, of Marshfield, made his will, nam. him to be excor. but he decl. that trust, yet aft. some yrs. came back, and sett. at Malden, freem. 1656, had by w. Sarah, wh. d. 19 May 1659, Rebecca, b. Apr. 1658, d. young. He m. Sept. 1660, Hannah, or Ann, d. of Rev. John Reyner, had John, b. Oct. 1661; Ann, Sept. 1662, d. in a few wks.; Jemima, 19 Aug. 1666; Dorothy, 24 July 1669; and Rebecca, again, 6 Apr. 1674; rem. to Billerica, was rep. 1676, 9, and for Malden 1685, and under the new chart. in 1692. His will is of 28 Sept. 1696, and he d. 23 Aug. foll. His wid. d. 30 Apr. 1704. From the will we learn that he had other ds. Mary, w. of William Avery, wh. with ch. Mary and Sarah, are rememb.; Eliz. w. of Robert Avery (m. 13 Apr 1676), with her d. Rachel; ano. Ann, w. of James Foster of Dorchester; and Sarah, w. of Samuel Fitch; and that Jemima m. Matthew Whipple; and Dorothy m. 24 Nov. 1683, Edward Sprague.”

Note that it is not certain which of Job Lane’s wives was the mother of some of his children; some of the assignments made here may be incorrect.

Job gave one fourth of “the Winthrop farm” to his grandson, Samuel Fitch, upon Samuel’s marriage to Elizabeth Walker. “This farm was in Billerica, and in the incorporation of Bedford, 1729, it was included in the new town.”150

According to May’s Petapawag,151 when the early settlers came to Groton, the “Concord River had to be crossed and at Billerica there was a bridge. In the History of Billerica it is stated that this bridge was built at the Fordway, a half-mile above North Billerica. It is uncertain when it was built but probably it was about 1657. It was known to be in use two years later. The ‘great bridge’, as it was called, was rebuilt by Job Lane and his contract was dated 1667. Mention is made of the bridge in 1676, and then nothing was heard about it until twenty years later when it was carried away by a flood.”

Information to be entered from Forbes152 regarding his gravestone, cut by James Foster of Dorchester. The stone is #1951 and #HF0677 in the Farber Collection:
Marr Date1647153
ChildrenSarah (-1679)
 Rebecca (Died as Child) (1658-)
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