Essex Institute Historical Collections
Isaac [Estey] (Isaac, Jeffrey), born in Topsfield about 1656. His name appears with others who took the oath of allegiance and fidelity to Charles II. in Jan., 1677. In 1681 his minister's rate was seven shillings and one penny, his father's being one pound and three shillings, and his brother Joseph's seven shillings and nine pence. In 1689 and 1691, he was chosen one of the surveyors of highways, and in 1694 was chosen constable. In 1696 he was one of the selectmen of the town.
He left a will dated Mar. 16, 1713/14, which was probated May 3, 1714. Married Oct. 14, 1689, Abigail, daughter of John and Mary (Bradstreet) Kimball, who was born Mar. 22, 1667. She married, second, Apr. 25, 1718, William Poole of Reading.
11. Mary, bapt. Feb. 15, 1691/2; m. Sept. 10, 1713, John Perkins.
12. Abigail, bapt. Jan. 8, 1692/3; m. May 22, 1712, Joseph Cummings, and died of small pox, Jan. 10, 1729/30.
13. Sarah, b. Oct. 4, 1694; m. Dec. 1, 1714, Capt. Joseph Cummings, and d. before 1751.
14. Isaac, b. Nov. 20, 1696.
15. Aaron, b. Feb. 16, 1698/9.
16. Jacob, b. June 28, 1700.
17. Hannah, b. May 18, 1702; m. Jan. 5,1720/1, Isaac Cummings. [son of John Cummings and Susannah Towne]
18. Richard .bapt. Apr. 7,1706; d. about 1784; m. May 7,1728, Ruth, dau of William and Mary Fiske of Ipswich, b. Oct. 18, 1709. He lived in Rowley until 1764, when he removed with three sons, John, Zebulon and Richard, to a settlement lately formed by New England colonists on the banks of the St. John river, New Brunswick, called Maugerville. Richard Esty was one of the signers of the original covenant of the Congregational church founded there. He left numerous descendants in N. B., and many now living in the U. S; W. P. Estey of Fredericton, and Jas. A. Estey of St. John, are among them.
19. Rebecca, bapt. Aug. 8, 1708; m. 1st, Nov. 12, 1729, Preserved Tucker of Stoughton; m. 2nd, Apr. 7,1743, Matthias Puffer of Stonghton.
20. Moses, bapt. Sept. 6, 1712; m. Sept. 8, 1736, Eunice Penguille Removed to Enfleld, Ct., in 1752, and in 1756 to Bucks Co., Pa., and later to New Jersey. He had one son, Capt. Moses, of Morristown, N. J., who was a soldier in the Revolution.