John became a freeman on May 31 and was active in the Dedham community.
New England towns had an interesting way of dealing with young single men to ensure that they behaved appropriately and did not cause any trouble—the town required that they live with established and respected families. On two occasions young men were sent to live with John and his family.
John died on December 21, 1688 at the age of 48. His wife was appointed the administratrix of his estate which was valued at €327. I tried to find out how much that would be worth in today’s dollars and several web sites, including one from Colonial Williamsburg, indicated that given the complexities of economics today and in colonial times, such a value would be meaningless.