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Cyprian StevensAge: 6916511720

Name
Cyprian Stevens
Surname
Stevens
Given names
Cyprian
Birth about 1651 76 72
Concord, Middlesex, Ma

MarriageMary WillardView family
January 22, 1671 (Age 20)
Lancaster, Mass.

Birth of a daughter
#1
Mary Stevens
November 22, 1672 (Age 21)
Lancaster, Worcester, Ma, Massachusetts

Birth of a daughter
#2
Dorothy Stevens
about 1675 (Age 24)
, Lancaster, Worcester, Massachusetts

Birth of a son
#3
Simon Stevens
August 13, 1678 (Age 27)
Boston, Suffolk, Ma

Birth of a daughter
#4
Elizabeth Stevens
1681 (Age 30)
Lancaster, Worcester, Ma

Birth of a son
#5
Joseph Stevens
1683 (Age 32)
Lancaster, Worcester, Ma

Death of a wifeMary Willard
about 1685 (Age 34)
Prob. Lancaster, Mass.

Marriage of a childSamuel WrightMary StevensView family
about 1695 (Age 44)

Death of a brotherThomas Stevens
January 1695 (Age 44)

Marriage of a childEphraim Wilder Capt.Elizabeth StevensView family
1698 (Age 47)

Marriage of a childSimon StevensMary WilderView family
January 2, 1701 (Age 50)
Lancaster, Mass., Suffolk, Massachusetts

Christening of a sonSimon Stevens
1704 (Age 53)
, Marlboro, Middlesex, Massachusetts

Marriage of a childJoseph StevensPrudence RiceView family
about 1705 (Age 54)

Death about 1720 (Age 69)
Lancaster, Mass.

LDS baptism November 22, 1881 (161 years after death)

LDS endowment April 26, 1901 (181 years after death)

LDS child sealing February 19, 1943 (223 years after death)

LDS spouse sealingMary WillardView family
April 12, 1951 (231 years after death)

Family with parents - View family
father
Thomas Stevens
Birth: about 1575, Devonshire, England
mother
Thomas Stevens Mrs.
Birth: about 1579, Devonshire, England
elder brother
William Stevens
Birth: about 1627 52 48, Devonshire, England
7 years
elder brother
Thomas Stevens
Birth: about 1633 58 54, Devonshire, England
Death: January 1695
1 year
elder brother
Richard Stevens
Birth: about 1633 58 54, Devonshire, England
8 years
elder sister
Mary Stevens
Birth: about 1640 65 61, Lancaster, Worcester, Massachusetts
12 years
Cyprian Stevens
Birth: about 1651 76 72Concord, Middlesex, Ma
Death: about 1720Lancaster, Mass.
Family with Mary Willard - View family
Cyprian Stevens
Birth: about 1651 76 72Concord, Middlesex, Ma
Death: about 1720Lancaster, Mass.
wife
Mary Willard
Birth: September 7, 1653 48 22Concord, Mass., Mass
Death: about 1685Prob. Lancaster, Mass.
 
Marriage: January 22, 1671Lancaster, Mass.
22 months
daughter
Mary Stevens
Birth: November 22, 1672 21 19Lancaster, Worcester, Ma, Massachusetts
Death: May 18, 1739Rutland, Mass.
3 years
daughter
Dorothy Stevens
Birth: about 1675 24 21, Lancaster, Worcester, Massachusetts
4 years
son
Simon Stevens
Birth: August 13, 1678 27 24Boston, Suffolk, Ma
Death: January 25, 1758, Marlboro, Middlesex, Massachusetts
3 years
daughter
Elizabeth Stevens
Birth: 1681 30 27Lancaster, Worcester, Ma
Death: May 28, 1769Lancaster, Worcester, Ma
3 years
son
Joseph Stevens
Birth: 1683 32 29Lancaster, Worcester, Ma
Death: November 15, 1769Rutland, Mass.

 
Note

It has been stated that Thomas, Cyprian and Mary Stevens, who appeared early in the Massachusetts Bay Colony were the children of a Col. Thomas Stevens, of Devon. Recent investigation, in England, has proven this erroneous and unfortunately has not developed the parentage of the three. It is extremely probable that they came from Essex and not far from Bocking. Thomas Stevens was in Charlestown by 1658 as he married before April 21 of that year, Mary Green of that place. At this time, Cyprian the younger of the (possible) brothers, was aged about eight and Mary Stevens, was around eighteen. Perhaps the two younger children accompanied Thomas, but it is also possible that their mother had re-married to some early immigrant and brought them with her. Thomas went from Charlestown to sudbury and thence to Stow, Cyprian was first in Concord and then in Lancaster and Mary became the wife of Lt. John Whipple of Ipswich. Thomas was an ironmonger and Cyprian a blacksmith and both were men of education and probably of the better class of immigrants, most of whom had to possess knowledge of a trade in order to emigrate from England. Tradition credits these children with a brother, who settled in Connecticut. Both Thomas and Cyprian spelled the name as "Steevens." First of Concords, Cyprian settled in Lancaster, where his father-in-law possessed large tracts of land. The earliest mention of him is in a case heard in Middlesex County Court, where Cyprian appears on a bond, with Rev. Peter Bulkley 12 Noiv 1668 for Joseph Wheeler [son of Thomas and Ruth (Wood) Wheeler, of Concord], James Nailer, or Nabors, vs. Joseph Wheeler. Apr 13, 1674, Cyporian "Steevens," aged about twenty-two, testified in a case with Ens. William Buss [whose daughgter, Hannah, was wife of William Wheelwer], Lt. Joseph Wheeler and James Hosmer. June 21 1670, he deposed as of saame age, in another Concord case; in 1678, he gave his age as twenty-eight, in a case heard in Essex County Court; and again, in 1695 was aged about forty-five, in Middlesex County Court. Cyprian received grants of land in Lancaster and bought more real property from the Indians. He served as "Clerk of the Writs" for that town from 1682 to 1687, succeeding Ralph Houghton. In 1678 he served as attorney for Henry Willard, in a case against John Blany. See Family History Book. Cyprian had charge of a garrison house, in Lancaster, in 1675 which was attacked by the Indians, during King Philip's War. He also served, later, under Capt. Thomas Wheeler, in 1676, and at Lancaster again 1704, under Ens. Peter Joslin. Thge inhabitants were forced to flee from Lancaster when the Indians readed the town, in 1676 and Cyprian went to Rumney March [Chelsea]. In a list of Indian captives put out as servants in 1676 is this item: "To Ciprian Stevens of Rumney March but Late of Lancaster a boy aged about six yeares, son to Nahanet of Chabnakonkonon, the boy named Samuel." As the records of Lancaster were burned in the Indian Wars, the family connections of Cyprian Stevens would not be known if it were not for the land records, where he is fir*st mentioned in 1673. See Family History Book. At the time of the Expedition to Canada in 1690, Cyprian was evidently the town constable. Later he petitioned the Court: "To the Honrd Lift Govrnr & Counsell of Massachutts Province New England, Grace Mercy & peace be multiplied to ye worthy Gentlmn of ye Assembley. The humble Petition of Cyprian Steevens humbly sheweth that being Constable in year 1690/1 that yeare sevrall psons moved some to Canady & to other parts & no estate to be found, my Humble Request is that yor Hons wil Consider yor Petitinr that he may not pay out of his own Estate, for that wch was other men's dues. Yor Petitinr also Relating to his office that yeare has been a great suffrer, haveing two Ratts to colect namely tweenty Ratts wch was Graine, & two & a halfe money, the scarcity of ye on & not haueving the other, ye Loss in a great meashure became ye Constabls, now yor petitionr humbley Craves yor Honrs favour that you will Please to Graunt him a clearence from Mr Tayler Treasurr so shall he be oblidged to pray for yor honrs peace & prsprty Yor supleant servt Cyprian Steevens." This was probably submitted in 1695. The next paper, dated Lancaster, 4 June 1695, is a list of names of the persons who removed from there, "of wch sum are Dead, in yeyeare 1690." It also includes money owed for wolves, there being a bounty on killing them, and Cyprian had seventeen wolves credited to him. This paper is "A true Acount as Atests, Cyprian Steevesn Constable for Lancaster." Cyprian left no will and no administration was taken on his estate. He had given land to his two sons, Simon and Joseph, and to his son-in-law, Samuel Wright. Probably he had also given some to his other son-in-law, Ephraim Wilder, but the latter did not record the deed.