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== Biography ==Stephen Greenleaf, son of Captain Edmund Jr. and Sarah (Moore) Greenleaf, was baptized on 10 Aug 1628 at St Margaret's Church in Ipswich, Suffolk, England.Boynton, Dorothy Greenleaf. "Sara, First Wife of Edmund Greenleaf" ''New England Historical and Genealogical Register.'' 122:28-36 He arrived in Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts about 1634 at the age of 6.Anderson, Robert Charles. Great Migration Directory (The). Immigrants to New Englnad, 1620-1640. A Concise Compendium. Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2015. p. 140
In 1669 the selectmen, in response of "Complaints of considerable persons for want of seats in the meeting house" ordered three new pews to be built and fifty or sixty people placed in them under certain conditions: "In the second seat of the men's side below in the meeting house is placed Daniel Lunt, James Smith... And if Stephen Greenleaf refuse also to pay his share accordingly, then he is to return to his own place againe."''A Sketch of the History of Newbury, Newburyport and West Newbury''- Joshua Coffin, Samuel Drake, Boston, 1845- pp. 80-1
Newbury was having continued problems with its minister in 1670 as to whom controlled the church: "We whose names are here underwritten do consent to the writing, which do declare an act of the church laying Mr. Parker under blame, and suspending him from all official acts in the church. Dated sixteenth of March, 1670... Steven Greenleaf."''A Sketch of the History of Newbury, Newburyport and West Newbury''- Joshua Coffin, Samuel Drake, Boston, 1845- pp. 82-3 The debate over Mr. Parker's beliefs continued as did the flood of paper going to the General Court from his proponents and his detractors. Edward Woodman's party of 41 people (Stephen was an ensign in Woodman's company of the militia), who were against Parker, was sentenced on 29 May 1671 for its activities against Parker. Stephen was fined four nobles (a noble was 6/8).''A Sketch of the History of Newbury, Newburyport and West Newbury''- Joshua Coffin, Samuel Drake, Boston, 1845- pp. 89, 100 Stephen evidently came back into the fold as no further mention is made of him concerning these ecclesiastical matters and in 1686 he was made a magistrate.''A Sketch of the History of Newbury, Newburyport and West Newbury''- Joshua Coffin, Samuel Drake, Boston, 1845- p. 144
In 1670 he was appointed an Ensign in the Colonial Militia of Newbury. He was a representative to the Massachusetts General Court in 1676 to 1686. He was raised to the rank of Lieutenant in 1685.
"January 5th. (1680) The town granted liberty to ensign Greenleaf and Mr. (Daniel) Davison to build a wharf at the point of rocks above Watts his cellar, to be threescore feet in front at high water mark and so down to low water mark, provided the inhabitants of the town shall have liberty to land wood or hay or other goods so that the said goods be not above twenty-four hours, neither at any time to do them damage."''A Sketch of the History of Newbury, Newburyport and West Newbury''- Joshua Coffin, Samuel Drake, Boston, 1845- p. 125
In 1686 Stephen was a member of the committee to divide the common lands among the freeholders in Newbury.''A Sketch of the History of Newbury, Newburyport and West Newbury''- Joshua Coffin, Samuel Drake, Boston, 1845- p. 145 He was raised to the rank of Captain of the Newbury Militia and also in 1686: "Captain Daniel Pierce and Captain Stephen Greenleaf senior, were added to the deacons as overseers of the poor, and that any three of them shall have power to make a valid act." The town also engaged "to ratify and confirm whatsoever bargain the overseers of the poore shall make, provided alwayes that they do not engage money." ''A Sketch of the History of Newbury, Newburyport and West Newbury''- Joshua Coffin, Samuel Drake, Boston, 1845- p. 147
In the tax list under Gov. Andros “An Invoyes of August, ’88. Newbury… Leut Greenlef Senr: Heads 3, Houses 2, Plow Lands 10, Meadow 8, Pastr 10, Horses 4, oxen 6, cows 6, 1 yr old 3, sheep 25, Hoggs 3”.''Taxes Under Gov. Andros''- NEHGR- Vol. 32, p. 160 (Apr. 1878)

"To his excellency Edmund Andros

Great Island, August 13th, 1687

Sir:
Your excellency may please to remember I proposed some persons as fitting to serve his majesty in the town of Newbury both in civil and military affairs... There are no military commissions sent to that place and therefore I doe entreat your excellency's favour that commissions be sent theses following persons... Of the first company Thomas Noyes captain, Stephen Greenleaf senior lieutenant...
I shall be extream glad to heare of my good lady's safe arrival, which so soon as I shall understand, I will make a speedy journey to Boston to kiss her hands. I came last night to this place. I hope all things will go easy so that I may have no occasion of using the former severities of the law against my tenants. I had rather see them rich than poor. I humbly kiss your excellency's hands and am Your excellency's servant
Robert Mason"''A Sketch of the History of Newbury, Newburyport and West Newbury''- Joshua Coffin, Samuel Drake, Boston, 1845- p. 149
"May 6th. The committee of safety in Boston having desired us to send a man or men for consulting with them what may be best for the conservation of the peace of the country. Our inhabitants being met this sixth day of May 1689 have chosen Captain Thomas Noyes and lieutenant Stephen Greenleaf senior for the end aforesaid."''A Sketch of the History of Newbury, Newburyport and West Newbury''- Joshua Coffin, Samuel Drake, Boston, 1845- pp. 151-2
The wars with the French and Indians persisted during this time and the situation was so grave that the following order was passed in 1690:
"August 7th. These are in his majesty's name to require all the soldiers belonging to this towne to bring their arms and ammunition to ye meeting house evary saboth day and at all other publick meetings, and also they ar required to carry their arms and ammunition with them into meadows and places, where they worke, and if any man doe refuse or neglect his dewty as above expressed he shal pay five shillings for every such neglect.

Danie Pierce, captain Jona. Moores, lieutenant
Thomas Noyes, captain Jacob Toppan, ensignSteph. Greenleaf, captain, Henry Somerby."''A Sketch of the History of Newbury, Newburyport and West Newbury''- Joshua Coffin, Samuel Drake, Boston, 1845- p. 154
The General Court decided to attempt the acquisition of Canada which proved a total failure with a great loss of men and money.
"October. Captain Stephen Greenleaf, lieutenant James Smith, ensign William Longfellow serjeant Increase Pilsbury, William Mitchell, Jabez Musgrave of Newbury and four more were cast away and drowned at Cape Breton."''A Sketch of the History of Newbury, Newburyport and West Newbury''- Joshua Coffin, Samuel Drake, Boston, 1845- p. 155 The vital records of Newbury state that Capt. Stephen Greenleaf Sr. died 1 Dec. 1690 “cast on shore at Capbratoon coming from Canada and all lost”. The date is in error in the records as his inventory is dated 31 Oct.
"Because I know not ye day of my death I make this my last will & testament…
I Give to my oldest sone Stephen Greenleif ye one halfe of my house Lott that half next him, he making all ye ffence that lyeth against his owne land, I give him also my share of ye Island that wee bought betwixt us of Ephraim Winslowe of Salisbury with two acres of ye meadow below ye Island next Caleb moodyes meadow Provided yt there bee liberty for Edmund to make a ffence a Crosse ye Island from my ditche to Doct Dole his Ditche, And wth wood may bee apon ye Island may been used to repaire ye ffence And yt my sone Stephen wth his brother Edmund & Caleb Moody yt is Engaged to yr [ ] of ye ffence to secure their meadow
2dly I give to my sone John Greenleif besides wth he hath already had my ffreehold lot tatt plum Island, he paying to his sister Mary five pounds… when she shall bee married or att Eighteen years of age.
3dly I give to my sone Samll: Greenleif besides ye living he hath by deed of gift, give sheepe & all my waring Clothes.
4thly I give my sone tristram that living att Hardychoake ye ffreehold lott wth the housing & ffences to itt, & ye two river Lotts of salt marsh att fos Island, He paying to his sister mary five pounds in pay, when he shall be married oratt eighteen years of Age.
5thly I give my Rate Lott to be equaly divided between Jno: Samll: Tristram & Edmund as equally as they can, they drawing Lotts for yr shares, And ye Rate Lott I bought of Benja. Gutridge, I give to my sone Stephen. I doe Apoint also my sone Stephen to pay unto his sister mary three score of pounds in pay & ten pounds in money within two years after she shall bee eighteen years of age marriage
6thly I give to my sone Stephen ye Chafer, to Daughter Dole ye [ ] y letle Iron Kettle wch she [ ], And ye little silver Cup in my Cupboard [ ] one sheep; And I doe hereby owne that I gave him ye meadow att Salisbury next Major Pikes pasture, that he should have had a deed of gift of [ ] give to my daughter Noyes my great platter, & ye silver wine cup to her daughter Elizabeth, I give ye Coaker Nutt Cup to my sone Stephen
7thly I give to my sone Edmund Greenleif ye rest of my estate, Housing, Land, & meadow, fence, stocke & household stuff & tooles, he paying to his sister mary Switt Eight-pounds in pay assoone as she shall be married.
Lastly In case my sone Edmund Greenlief should dye wthout Issue… I give unto my sone Stephen Greenliefe… He paying to ye rest of his brothers & sisters yr surviving proportionable yevallew wh itt may bee valued att, by two indifferent men Reserving to himself & mary wch I freely give three parts or shares of ye sd Edmunds Portion;
I Appoint my sone Edmund Greenliefe to be my sole Executor & Caleb Moody & Wm Titcombe to see this my will performed as overseers of ye same. My desire is yt my well beloved wife shall live wth my sone Edmund, butt if in case my wife should see good to remove & live other where, then Edmund shall pay to his mother foure pounds a yeare or else she to have ye thirds of ye Land; And further in case my sone Tristram dye wthout Issue… then ye one half of ye vallew of ye land given him by mee, to bee tohis widdowe & ye other half to be divided equally amongst ye rest of ye children… this 5th day of august 1690…

Stephen Grenlefe

Witness hereunto…

Benja Gerrish

William Longfellow

James March
Inventory of the Estate of capt Stephen grenleaf senr of newberry deceased Octr 31 : 1690
To: wearing apparrill......................................025=00=0
To Books..........................................................010=00=0
To: the homestead: housing and eleaven acars of
Land.................................................................420=00=0

To a smiths shop and tools...........................040=00=0

To a house and a freehold Lott....................100=00=0

To two [ ] of about fivfty acars.....................050=00=0

To two acars of Land on Sasbury [ ]............006=00=0

To fower acars of pasture Land....................025=00=0

To fivefteen acars of salt marsh on salsbury
side...................................................................090=00=0

To Eight acars of salt marsh by pine Iland..048=00=0

To a plumb Iland Lott.....................................030=00=0

To seaven acares of meadow on solsbury
side...................................................................028=00=0

To 3 acares of meadow by morgridg...........020=00=0

To armes and ammonition...........................012=00=0

To Corn English and Indian...........................030=00=0

[ ] horses 12£ and 6 cowes 21£...............033=00=0
[ ] and 4 young cattle................................016=00=0
To 35 sheep....................................................014=00=0
To 9 swine.......................................................006=00=0
To a cart and plowes and chaines and all other
working geere for husbantree......................015=00=0

To 5 beads and furniture to them................050=00=0

To : 15 paire of sheets pillowcases and table
linen.................................................................022=00=0

To wollen and Linning cloth and sheeps wooll.014=00=0
To plate mony.................................................006=00=0
To: peuter platters plates porringers basons pots [ ]
candlesticks sacers and salt sulers..............007=10=0

[ ] 2 brass kittles a warming pan and skates.004=00=0


[ ] belmettle [ ] a copper pott [ ]..................002=12=0
To a clock and a Jack......................................008=00=0

To 2 cubbards and a round table.................006=00=0

To 2 casses and glasses.................................002=00=0
To 3 chests one trunke 2 boxes 3 tables and 9
shovells and 6 chaiers and cushings 2 [ ]...005=15=0
To a hand malt mill and a grindstoon with sundry
other small perticulars..................................006=00=0

[ ] hay boat—8£ freehold 10£....................018=00=0

[ ] grant from ye town of a point of Rocks in
Nubery.............................................................001=00=0

[ ] Edmund Greenleif Executor to ye Last will & testament of his decd father Capt. Stephen Greenleif presented this as a true inventory o sd estate in Court att Salem [ ]5. 9 mo. 1690
This agreement made ye third Day of Decembr 1705 between Stephen Greenleaf in Right of John Greenleaf & Peter Tappan & Sarah his Wife Guardians to the Children of Samuel Greenleaf Decd & Tristram Greenlef & sd Stephen Greenleaf in Right of Edmund Greenleaf all of newbery… with respect to a tract of Land Called ye Rate Lott Given them in ye Last Will & Testament of their Mr Steph Greenleaf Late of sd Newbury decd to be equally divided among said parties & taken by [ ] of Lotts accordingly ye parties abovenamed upon said Land ye Daye of ye Date abovesaid and did Divide y said Land into four equall parts and sd Stephen Greenleaf in Right of his Bror John as aforesd Did Draw take & accept of ye [ ] west corner of sd Land as his part & share of ye same as butted & bounded out & Peter Tappan & Sarah as Guardian aforesd Did take [ ] & accept of ye sd East Corner of sd Land for ye Children of same Decd as their share & Division of sd Land & Tristram Greenleaf did take Draw & accept of ye Norwest Corner of sd Lands as bounded & sd Stephen in Right of Edmund Greenleaf decd take Draw & accept of ye NorEast Corner of said Land as butted & bounded out and In Testimony yt this is our mutuall agreement about ye Division of said Land according to ye Will of our said father Wee ye parties above named hereunto sett our hands & seales ye Day & Date above written…

Tristram Greenelaf, Stephen Greenleaf

Stephen Greenlef, Peter Tappen

In psence of

John Emery
Daniel Rogers"Essex County Registry of Probate- Docket No. 11805
He married (1) Elizabeth Coffin on November 13, 1651 in Newbury with whom he had 10 children. He married (2) Mrs. Esther Weare Sweet on March 31, 1679. There were no children from this marriage.
Stephen Greenleaf died Æ 62 Years, 3 Months, 21 Days - Lost at sea during the Phips Expedition against Port Royal during the Indian Wars while in active duty.

=== Name ===: Stephen Greenleaf[[#EWB|Edmund West]][[#Yates|Yates]]
=== Birth ===:: 8 Aug 1628 Ipswich, Suffolk, England[[#EWB|Edmund West]][[#Yates|Yates]]
=== Note ===* [http://trees.ancestry.com/rd?f=image&guid=06b6be94-dba7-423e-9134-3ce23f2ec32d&tid=13989820&pid=1219054989 TRISTIAN AND STEVEN GREENLEAF]* [http://trees.ancestry.com/rd?f=image&guid=493b569f-a05f-48e3-ae86-bebbac178163&tid=13989820&pid=1219054989 Stephen Greenleaf]* [http://trees.ancestry.com/rd?f=document&guid=49f4d9ec-5a21-4d62-af56-e383b083c508&tid=13989820&pid=1219054989 Stephen Greenleaf - Early settlers of Nantucket (1901)]* [http://trees.ancestry.com/rd?f=image&guid=508fda41-dabf-4bc4-a01d-fb8bc026d6b0&tid=13989820&pid=1219054989 Stephen Greenleaf 2]

=== Marriage ===:: 13 Nov 1651 Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts, United States[[#EWI|Edmund West]][[#Yates|Yates]]
: Wife: [[Coffin-611|Elizabeth Coffin]]
: Child: [[Greenleaf-234|Stephen Greenleaf]]
: Child: [[Greenleaf-230|Sarah Greenleaf]]
: Child: [[Greenleaf-224|Daniel Greenleaf]]
: Child: [[Greenleaf-220|Elizabeth Greenleaf]]
: Child: [[Greenleaf-223|John Greenleaf]]
: Child: [[Greenleaf-222|Samuel Greenleaf]]
: Child: [[Greenleaf-232|Tristram Greenleaf]]
: Child: [[Greenleaf-233|Edmund Greenleaf]]
: Child: [[Greenleaf-219|Judith Greenleaf]]
: Child: [[Greenleaf-231|Mary Greenleaf]]

=== Sources ===

* https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stephen_Greenleaf
* }* Ancestry Family Trees: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com. Original data: Family Tree files submitted by Ancestry members. http://trees.ancestry.com/pt/AMTCitationRedir.aspx?tid=58044861&pid=563* Yates Publishing, ''[[Space:U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900|U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900]]'' (Provo, UT, USA, The Generations Network, Inc., 2004)::: http://search.ancestry.ca/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=worldmarr_ga&h=494546&ti=5543&indiv=try&gss=pt::: Birth date: 1628Birth place: EN Marriage date: 1651 Marriage place: MA* Edmund West, comp. ''[[Space:Family Data Collection - Individual Records|Family Data Collection - Individual Records]]'' (Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2001)
::: Page: Birth year: 1634; Birth city: Brixton; Birth state: MA.::: http://search.ancestry.ca/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=genepool&h=3918506&ti=5543&indiv=try&gss=pt::: http://search.ancestry.ca/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=genepool&h=5021158&ti=5543&indiv=try&gss=pt::: Birth date: 1634 Birth place: Newbury, Essex, MA Death date: 19 November 1678::: Death place: Newbury, Essex, MA Marriage date: 13 November 1651 Marriage place: Newbury, Essex County, MA* Edmund West, comp. ''[[Space:Family Data Collection - Births|Family Data Collection - Births]]'' (Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2001)::: http://search.ancestry.ca/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=genepoolb&h=1847095&ti=5543&indiv=try&gss=pt
::: Birth date: 10 August 1628Birth place: Ipswich, Suffolk, England* Sargent, William M. ''The WEARE Family of Hampton, New Hampshire and North Yarmouth, Maine'' (Old Times Office; Location: Yarmouth, Maine; Date: 1879)* Noyes, Sybil & Libby, Charles Thorton & Davis, Walter Goodwin. ''Genealogical Dictionary of Maine and New Hampshire'' (Genealogical Publishing Inc; Baltimore, MD, USA; 1971)
* http://www.cyberancestors.com/cummins/ps04/ps04_293.htm* Stearns, Ezra S. ''[[Space:Genealogical and Family History of the State of New Hampshire|Genealogical and Family History of the State of New Hampshire]]'' (Lewis Publishing Company, 1908) [https://books.google.com/books?id=cfoI0UIOCKQC&pg=PA964 Vol. 2, Page 964]* Hoyt, David W. ''[[Space:The Old Families of Salisbury and Amesbury Massachusetts|The Old Families of Salisbury and Amesbury Massachusetts]]'' (Providence, Rhode Island, 1897) [https://archive.org/stream/cu31924025963772#page/n199/mode/1up Page 184]*''The Greenleaf Ancestry''- William Appleton- NEHGR- Vol. 38, pp. 299-301 (July 1884)*''A Sketch of the History of Newbury, Newburyport and West Newbury''- Joshua Coffin, Samuel Drake, Boston, 1845- pp. 303-4
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