ca1628 - 1689/90
Family 1 : Elizabeth NORTON
1. Sarah STOVER
2. John STOVER
3. Elizabeth STOVER
4. Dependence STOVER
5. Josiah STOVER
7. Deborah STOVER
8. Mary STOVER
9. Hannah STOVER
|- - Sylvester STOVER
| (ca1628 - 1689/90) m 1650
Worked as a fisherman and ferryman. Wrote his will 21 JUL 1687 before returning to England. Savage: "SILVESTER, York, submit. to Mass. 1652, and sw. alleg. to Charles II. Mar. 1681."
Sybil Noyes, Charles Libby, and Walter Davis. Genealogical Dictionary of Maine and New Hampshire (Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Publishing Co. Inc., 1972) : 667:
"With partners [John Ball] Ball, [Thomas Waye] Way and [Michael Powell] Powell had a grant of a neck on the south side of Cape Neddick river for a fishing stage 3 Jul 1649. The neck where he dwelt was mentioned in 1650. Grants 1653, 1665. Exempted from training as a ferryman in 1661. Absent from meeting in 1664, he and wife in 1666. Censured in 1673 for over-indulging his daughter. O.A. Mar 1679/80. Lists 273, 275-277, 24, 25, 33, 75b. His will was bound to old England, 21 Jul 1687 - 14 Feb 1689/90, names with 4 sons, 'the rest of my ch.' "
Province and Court Records of Maine, Newburyport, MA, 1991, 2:43:
"At York Court on 28 June 1655 'We present Sylvester Stover & his wife for complaining one of another on a Lord's day in the morning in saying his wife did abuse him & bade him go to Thomas Crockett's to his bastard & carry some bread & cheese, & the said wife of Stover said that her husband did commonly call her whore.' "
Mrs. Frank M. Angelotti. " Sylvester Stover and Some of His Descendants." New England Genealogical Historical Register. 85 (July 1931): 300-301:
"He first appears in New England on 13 July 1649, when, with three other men [Ball, Way, and Powell], he received a grant of land at Cape Neddick, York, consisting of a neck of land on the south side of the river. Subsequently he acquired all the rights of his associates in this land, and built a fortified house on it, which he made his home. In 1653 thirty acres of land were confirmed to him, which had been granted to him some years previously by Edward Godfrey. He added to his holdings either by grant or purchase, and at the time of his death owned many acres.
"In his will, dated 21 July 1687 and proved 14 Feb. 1689/90, Sylvester Stover named his wife Elizabeth and his sons John, Dependence, Josiah, and George, and mentioned 'the rest of my children.' He bequeathed to his son Dependence Stover threescore and ten acres of land where his house was, up the river, in 'Cape Nadick,' and to his son George 'the houses and the rest of my land that is not disposed of ... and if my sone John Stover please he shall have that Libertie for to change with my son George Stover for what land and house which he have at cape neck for that which my sone George Stover have here after the decease of my wife.' "
"July 21 ano Dom: 1687This being the last Will and testament of the sd Silvester Stover liueing in Cap nadick belonging to york in the province of Maine in New England, who being bound by the grace of god into old England Do e here Giue and Will vnto my sone John Stover my right andtitle that I haue in the Cape neck in Whole after the decease of my wifeAnd I doe here confirme vnto my sone dependance Stover, Three score and ten acres of land where his house is vp the river lieing in Cape NadickAnd to my sone JosiahStover I giue to him the new pasture lieing vppon the right hand of the lane goeing from my house to yorke and so vppon the Southard side of the way to run west south west so farr as my bownes go. and the salt Marsh belonging to it lieing vp the river, after the decease of my wifeAnd the houses and the rest of my land that is not Disposed of I will and Giue vnto my sone George Stover and If my sone John Stover please he shall haue that Libertie for to change with my sone George Stover for what land and houses which he haue at the Cape neck for that which my sone George Stover haue here after the decease of my wife.And as for the Moueables I leaue to my Wife for to Dispose amongst the rest of my Children as shee see Good at her decease Wher vnto I here haue sett my hand and fixedmy seale in the presence ofSigned Sealed delivered in the presence of Nathaniell ClayceHenry GoddardSilvester StoverSworn to by both attesting witnesses 14 Feby 1689-90; Inventory returned at œ731:07:00 by Elizabeth Stover, widow, 17 Feby 1689-90--"