Various spellings of Estey
Easte, Este, Estee, Estes, Estey, Esty
A constable was an elected official who was responsible for keeping the peace. His duties were more limited than the sheriff's. He apprehended and punished offenders, helped settle estates, and collected taxes.
Mary Towne Estey was a victim of the Salem witch delusion on September 22, 1692.
Many factors led to the witchcraft accusations in Salem.
In 1689 and 1691, he was chosen one of the surveyors of highways.
In 1692, his mother, Mary Towne Estey, became a victim of the Salem hysteria and was executed for witchcraft.
In 1694 was Issac was chosen constable. In 1696 he was one of the selectmen of the town. In 1699
Ephraim Dormand and Isaac Easty iunr are chosen to sarve on ye Jury of trialls at ye next court to be houlden at ipswich.
At a Lawfull meeting of ye Town of Topsfield the 2 day march 1702/8. . . Isaac Estey Junr and Samuel Stanley are Chosen Selectmen for the year Insuing
When his father died in 1712, he inherited about 40 acres of upland and 4 acres of meadow that he was already living on. The land was on the south side of the Ipswich river.
My will is yt my son Isaac have all ye land which he is already posest of being on ye south side of Ipswich river which I reckon to be about forty acres of upland and four of meadow be it more or less. My will is yt he & his heirs forever have ye land aforesaid togather with what he hath had of my movable estate.
He left a will dated Mar. 16, 1713/14, which was probated May 3, 1714. He died in 1714 in Topsfield, Massachusetts.
The settlement of New Meadows was incorporated as the Town of Topsfield by authority of the General Court of the Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1650. The church "gathered" on November 4, 1663 with the Rev. Thomas Gilbert. The third Meeting House was built on the Common in 1703 with Rev. Joseph Capen as pastor.
The Salem witch trials were between February, 1692 and May, 1693.