Matthias Ellis Lt.
- Born: 2 Jun 1657, Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts 119,334
- Marriage: Mercy Nye on 4 Apr 1652 in Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts
- Died: 8 Sep 1748, Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts at age 91 119
Another name for Matthias was Matthyas Ellis.334
Noted events in his life were:
• Background Information. 334
Lt. Matthias Ellis was born 2 Jun 1657 and died in Sandwich on 30 Jun 1748. He married, abt 1678/9, Mercy Nye, born 4 Apr 1652, d. after 13 Nov. 1744 and before 7 Nov 1749, daughter of Benjamin and Katherine (Tupper) Nye.
By a deed, dated 24 Feb 1679, "Edmond ffreeman, the eldest of Sanwich" conveyed:
" in consideration of the naturall love & affection which I . . . bear to Matthias Ellis, being my kinsman by blood, that is to say my grandson, & for diverse other causes & considerations . . . as living with me until he came unto man's Estate, being a support unto me in my old age and wekness; wherefor I doe gave unto (him) his heirs and assigns all that my now dwelling house and orchards . . . being in Sandwich, with one quarter part of my land belonging thereto both meddow and Upland, being . . . hirty acres, lying Esterly of Joseph Dotey his house . . . by the cartway that is the Kerby's field . . . by a range of fence of Michaell Blackwell's meddow . . . by the mouth of the Creek on the further side of the river and which Creek divideth betwixt the meddow of William Swift Senior & Thomas Gibbs Senior . . ." [Plymouth Colony Deeds, vol. 5 p. 169-170].
Matthias, along with his brothers Freeman and Manoah, took the Oath of Allegiance in 1681 (Freeman, op. cit., vol.2, p73). He served on a grand jury 2 June1685 [Plymouth Colonial Records, vol6, page 166]. He and his brother Mordecai are listed as Sandwich freemen in 1702 [Freeman, op. cit., vol.2, p, 85]. In 1705 he was named to a committee to act as agents for the settlement of the bounds between Marshpee and Sandwich [ibid, p.86].
"Lt. John and Elizabeth (Freeman) Ellis of Sandwich Mass." NEHGR, October 1965, pp. 262-266
• Will. 334
Dated 13 Nov 1744 and proved 4 Oct 1748
• Death Record, 8 Sep 1748, Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts. 119 Sandwich, MA: Vital Records to 1885, p. 150
Matthias married Mercy Nye, daughter of Benjamin Nye and Katherin Tupper, on 4 Apr 1652 in Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts. (Mercy Nye was born on 4 Apr 1652 in Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts 90,334 and died after 13 Nov 1744-7 Nov 1749 in Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts 334.)