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(1) MARK HASKELL1 brother to Roger and William, settled in Beverly, where he died 1668—9. His inventory was taken Jan. 27, of that year, by Thomas Lathrop and Richard Brackenbury, and presented in court, March 30, 1669. His clear estate was £370 8s. 3d. — £200 of which was awarded to his two sons, viz.
“William, the eldest, to have a double portion. Mark, the youngest, the bal. of the £200. Hannah Hascall to have £110 8s 3d”
In the inventory there is mentioned a “ Ketch at sea,” which would be appraised on its arrival home, and rendered into court. An additional appraisement was rendered by Thomas Woodbury, William Hardy, and Hugh Woodbury, of Beverly. Some of the items mentioned in the list of debts due from the estate are as follows:
“John Budd, of Long Island. Mr. Brown, of Salem. To his daughter in Law. To William Haskell. To John Haskell. To Thomas Chubb.”
From the foregoing it would appear, by the mention of his daughter-in-law, that he had another son who died before him, perhaps without issue. Unfortunately, their names, with that of his father-in-law, were not mentioned. Mark, Sen., was undoubtedly the younger of the three brothers. He appears to have been a mariner, and engaged in the fishing business. The first mention of his name is in the Salem Book of Grants, where, at a meeting of the selectmen, Feb. 24, 1656-1, he petitions that Jeffrey Massey and Mr. Conant should “sett at reight the land that is in difference between him and Richard Haines, & have power to Issue it.” His country, county and town rate for 1657, was 8s. 4d. He married Hannah