Thomas Barber1

M, #27721
Last Edited20 Jan 2002
     Thomas Barber married Ruth Hewes, daughter of William Hewes Jr. and Sarah Bexar, in 1733.2

Family

Ruth Hewes b. 1709, d. 1769

Citations

  1. [S974] Patty B. Myers (e-mail address), ms via email, April 2000 (updated March 2001), GAV files - HUGHES/HEWES.
  2. [S917] e-mail address, online http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?db=traveler, Mike Johnston (unknown location), downloaded updated 30 Oct 2001.

Rebecca Gregory1

F, #27722
Last Edited20 Jan 2002
     Rebecca Gregory married William Hewes IV, son of William Hewes III and Mary Sidney Withers, on 29 April 1751 at Old Swedes Church, Delaware Co., Pennsylvania, USA.2,1

Family

William Hewes IV b. 1715, d. 4 Aug 1753

Citations

  1. [S974] Patty B. Myers (e-mail address), ms via email, April 2000 (updated March 2001), GAV files - HUGHES/HEWES.
  2. [S917] e-mail address, online http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?db=traveler, Mike Johnston (unknown location), downloaded updated 30 Oct 2001.

Mary Barnard1

F, #27723, d. after 1759
Last Edited20 Jan 2002
     Mary Barnard married John Hewes, son of William Hewes III and Mary Sidney Withers.2,1 Mary Barnard married Archibald Dick.1
Mary Barnard died after 1759.1

Family 1

Archibald Dick

Family 2

John Hewes b. 1720, d. bt 2 Feb 1759 - 2 Mar 1759

Citations

  1. [S974] Patty B. Myers (e-mail address), ms via email, April 2000 (updated March 2001), GAV files - HUGHES/HEWES.
  2. [S917] e-mail address, online http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?db=traveler, Mike Johnston (unknown location), downloaded updated 30 Oct 2001.

Sarah Giles1

F, #27727
Last Edited20 Jan 2002
     Sarah Giles married Joseph Worth.1

Family

Joseph Worth
Children

Citations

  1. [S974] Patty B. Myers (e-mail address), ms via email, April 2000 (updated March 2001), GAV files - HUGHES/HEWES.

Sarah Hewes1

F, #27728, b. 24 May 1728, d. 1 March 1755
FatherAaron Hewes Sr.1 b. 1700, d. 17 Jul 1753
MotherProvidence Worth1 b. 16 Apr 1704, d. 19 Sep 1788
Last Edited20 Jan 2002
     Sarah Hewes married (?) Allen.1 Sarah Hewes was born on 24 May 1728.1
Sarah Hewes died on 1 March 1755 at age 26.1

Family

(?) Allen

Citations

  1. [S974] Patty B. Myers (e-mail address), ms via email, April 2000 (updated March 2001), GAV files - HUGHES/HEWES.

Joseph Hewes1

M, #27730, b. 23 April 1730, d. 10 November 1779
FatherAaron Hewes Sr.1 b. 1700, d. 17 Jul 1753
MotherProvidence Worth1 b. 16 Apr 1704, d. 19 Sep 1788
Last Edited20 Jan 2002
     Joseph Hewes was born on 23 April 1730 at Kingston, New Jersey, USA.1
Joseph Hewes died on 10 November 1779 at Philadelphia, Philadelphia Co., Pennsylvania, USA, at age 49.1
     Joseph Hewes Signer of the Declaration of Independence. He was engaged to marry Isabeela Johnston, sister of Governor Samuel Johnston. She died just before marriage.1

Citations

  1. [S974] Patty B. Myers (e-mail address), ms via email, April 2000 (updated March 2001), GAV files - HUGHES/HEWES.

Josiah Hewes1

M, #27731, b. 10 November 1732
FatherAaron Hewes Sr.1 b. 1700, d. 17 Jul 1753
MotherProvidence Worth1 b. 16 Apr 1704, d. 19 Sep 1788
Last Edited20 Jan 2002
     Josiah Hewes was born on 10 November 1732.1

Citations

  1. [S974] Patty B. Myers (e-mail address), ms via email, April 2000 (updated March 2001), GAV files - HUGHES/HEWES.

Mary Hewes1

F, #27732, b. 25 April 1735, d. 14 December 1779
FatherAaron Hewes Sr.1 b. 1700, d. 17 Jul 1753
MotherProvidence Worth1 b. 16 Apr 1704, d. 19 Sep 1788
Last Edited20 Jan 2002
     Mary Hewes was born on 25 April 1735.1
Mary Hewes died on 14 December 1779 at age 44.1

Citations

  1. [S974] Patty B. Myers (e-mail address), ms via email, April 2000 (updated March 2001), GAV files - HUGHES/HEWES.

Daniel Hewes1

M, #27733, b. 21 April 1738, d. 3 November 1767
FatherAaron Hewes Sr.1 b. 1700, d. 17 Jul 1753
MotherProvidence Worth1 b. 16 Apr 1704, d. 19 Sep 1788
Last Edited20 Jan 2002
     Daniel Hewes was born on 21 April 1738.1
Daniel Hewes died on 3 November 1767 at age 29.1

Citations

  1. [S974] Patty B. Myers (e-mail address), ms via email, April 2000 (updated March 2001), GAV files - HUGHES/HEWES.

Aaron Hewes1

M, #27734, b. circa 25 December 1743, d. 2 June 1789
FatherAaron Hewes Sr.1 b. 1700, d. 17 Jul 1753
MotherProvidence Worth1 b. 16 Apr 1704, d. 19 Sep 1788
Last Edited20 Jan 2002
     Aaron Hewes was born circa 25 December 1743.1
Aaron Hewes died on 2 June 1789.1

Citations

  1. [S974] Patty B. Myers (e-mail address), ms via email, April 2000 (updated March 2001), GAV files - HUGHES/HEWES.

William Hughes1,2

M, #27735, d. 1767
Last Edited20 Jan 2002
     William Hughes died in 1767 at Hampshire Co., Virginia, USA.1,2

Family

Children

Citations

  1. [S975] Patty B. Myers (e-mail address), ms by email, 8 Jan 2002, GAV files - HUGHES/HEWES.
  2. [S974] Patty B. Myers (e-mail address), ms via email, April 2000 (updated March 2001), GAV files - HUGHES/HEWES.
  3. [S919] e-mail address, online http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?db=jahrn, John Hewes (unknown location), downloaded updated 18 Dec 2001, http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=jahrn&id=I07008

William Hughes1,2

M, #27736
FatherWilliam Hughes1,2 d. 1767
Last Edited20 Jan 2002

Citations

  1. [S974] Patty B. Myers (e-mail address), ms via email, April 2000 (updated March 2001), GAV files - HUGHES/HEWES.
  2. [S975] Patty B. Myers (e-mail address), ms by email, 8 Jan 2002, GAV files - HUGHES/HEWES.

Evan Hughes1,2

M, #27737
FatherWilliam Hughes1,2 d. 1767
Last Edited20 Jan 2002

Citations

  1. [S975] Patty B. Myers (e-mail address), ms by email, 8 Jan 2002, GAV files - HUGHES/HEWES.
  2. [S974] Patty B. Myers (e-mail address), ms via email, April 2000 (updated March 2001), GAV files - HUGHES/HEWES.

Sarah Hughes1,2

F, #27738
FatherWilliam Hughes1,2 d. 1767
Last Edited20 Jan 2002
     Sarah Hughes married Joseph Baker.2,1

Family

Joseph Baker b. 1710

Citations

  1. [S974] Patty B. Myers (e-mail address), ms via email, April 2000 (updated March 2001), GAV files - HUGHES/HEWES.
  2. [S975] Patty B. Myers (e-mail address), ms by email, 8 Jan 2002, GAV files - HUGHES/HEWES.

Ellis Hughes1,2

M, #27739
FatherWilliam Hughes1,2 d. 1767
Last Edited20 Jan 2002

Citations

  1. [S974] Patty B. Myers (e-mail address), ms via email, April 2000 (updated March 2001), GAV files - HUGHES/HEWES.
  2. [S975] Patty B. Myers (e-mail address), ms by email, 8 Jan 2002, GAV files - HUGHES/HEWES.

Mehitable Brabrooke

F, #27740, b. 1538, d. 2 August 1623
FatherRichard Braybrooke1 b. 1509, d. 1584
MotherAlice Ellis2 b. 1508, d. 1623
ReferenceEDV10
Last Edited27 May 2014
     Mehitable Brabrooke married John Downynge. Mehitable Brabrooke was born in 1538 at Bradninch, Devon, England.3
Mehitable Brabrooke died on 2 August 1623.3
     EDV-10.

Family

John Downynge b. c 1530
Child

Citations

  1. [S2338] Ancestry.Com Family Trees, online http://trees.ancestry.com/, Richard Braybrooke: http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/26288158/person/12799409612. Hereinafter cited as Ancestry.Com Family Trees.
  2. [S2338] Ancestry.Com Family Trees, online http://trees.ancestry.com/, Alice Ellis: http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/26288158/person/12799409617
  3. [S2338] Ancestry.Com Family Trees, online http://trees.ancestry.com/, Mehitable Braybrooke: http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/26288158/person/12799058585

Samuel Balch1

M, #27741, b. May 1651, d. 14 October 1723
FatherBenjamin Balch1 b. 1628/29, d. 31 Jan 1715/16
MotherSarah Gardner1 b. 1627/28, d. 5 Apr 1686
Last Edited21 Jul 2014
     Samuel Balch was born in May 1651 at Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts, USA.2,3 He married an unknown person on 27 October 1675 at Beverly, Essex Co., Massachusetts, USA.1 He married Martha Newmarch on 27 October 1675 at Ipswich, Essex Co., Massachusetts, USA.2 Samuel Balch married an unknown person after 1699 at Beverly, Essex Co., Massachusetts, USA.1 He married Martha Butman on 23 November 1721.2
Samuel Balch died on 14 October 1723 at Beverly, Essex Co., Massachusetts, USA, at age 72.1,3
     Samuel Balch 'Samuel Balch eldest son of Benjamin married Martha daughter of John and Martha (Gould) Newmarch, (1650-1720) He sailed on the expedition from Boston against Quebec in 1690. For seven years he was town clerk in Beverly, several times a representative and deacon in the First Church of Beverly. They had seven sons and three daughters.' 'Descendants of Horatio James Balch and Sophronia Allard by Samuel W. Balch, 160 Broadway, New York, N.Y., 1928.1'

Family

Martha Newmarch b. 1653, d. 7 Jul 1720
Children

Citations

  1. [S976] e-mail address, online http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?db=:766435, Judy Bowman Rhode (unknown location), downloaded updated 25 Aug 2001.
  2. [S999] e-mail address, online http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?db=:787822, Todd Hansen (unknown location), downloaded updated 25 Aug 2001.
  3. [S1227] M. D. Galusha B. Balch, Genealogy of the Balch Families in America (Salem, MA: Eben Putnam, 1897), p. 9. Hereinafter cited as Galusha Balch, "Balch Families."

Lady Mary Erskine1

F, #27742, d. 3 May 1575
FatherJohn Erskine 6th Lord Erskine, d.j. 18th Earl of Mar, 11th Ld Garioch1,2
Last Edited8 Dec 2002
     Lady Mary Erskine married Archibald Douglas 8th Earl of Angus, 5th Earl of Morton, son of David Douglas 7th Earl of Angus and Margaret Hamilton, on 13 June 1573.1
Lady Mary Erskine died on 3 May 1575; dsp.1

Citations

  1. [S1396] Burke's Peerage & Gentry Web Site, online http://www.burkes-peerage.net/sites/peerageandgentry/sitepages/home.asp, Hamilton & Brandon Family Page. Hereinafter cited as Burke's Peerage & Gentry Web Site.
  2. [S1396] Burke's Peerage & Gentry Web Site, online http://www.burkes-peerage.net/sites/peerageandgentry/sitepages/home.asp, Mar and Kellie Family Page.

Sarah Gardner1,2

F, #27743, b. 1627/28, d. 5 April 1686
FatherCapt. Thomas Gardner3 b. 4 Mar 1590/91, d. 29 Dec 1674
Motherunknown (?)3,4 d. c 1636
ChartsAncestors - Ellen Downing VALENTINE
ReferenceEDV8
Last Edited9 Oct 2014
     Sarah Gardner was born in 1627/28 at Cape Ann Plantation, Nantucket Co., Massachusetts, USA.1,4 She married an unknown person circa 1650 at Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts, USA.3 She married Benjamin Balch, son of John Balch and Margaret "Margery" Lovell, between 27 October 1650 and 1651 at Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts, USA.1,5,6
Sarah Gardner died on 5 April 1686 at Beverly, Essex Co., Massachusetts, USA.1,2,7
     Sarah Gardner BIRTH: Birth place may have been England.3 EDV-8.
Reference: (an unknown value.)8

Family

Benjamin Balch b. 1628/29, d. 31 Jan 1715/16
Children

Citations

  1. [S976] e-mail address, online http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?db=:766435, Judy Bowman Rhode (unknown location), downloaded updated 25 Aug 2001.
  2. [S978] e-mail address, online http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?db=luseaann, Lucille Chestnut (unknown location), downloaded updated 27 Nov 2001, http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=luseaann&id=I44355
  3. [S978] e-mail address, updated 27 Nov 2001.
  4. [S1368] The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England 1620-1633, Volumes I-III, Robert Charles Anderson, Great Migration Study Project, New England Historic Genealogical Society
    , online http://www.newenglandancestors.org/research/database/great_migration/g.asp#THOMAS_GARDNER. Hereinafter cited as NEHGS Great Migration Web Site.
  5. [S999] e-mail address, online http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?db=:787822, Todd Hansen (unknown location), downloaded updated 25 Aug 2001, http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:787822&id=I1866
  6. [S2721] Henry D. Biddle, The Drinker Family in america: to and Including the Eighth Generation (n.p.: J. B. Lippincott Co., 1893), p. 6. Hereinafter cited as Biddle [1893] - Drinker Family in America.
  7. [S1227] M. D. Galusha B. Balch, Genealogy of the Balch Families in America (Salem, MA: Eben Putnam, 1897), p. 10. Hereinafter cited as Galusha Balch, "Balch Families."
  8. [S2813] M. D. Frank Augustine Gardner, Gardner Memorial: A Biographical and Genealogical Record of the Descendants of Thomas Gardner, Planter through his Son Lieut. George Gardner (Salem, MA: Privately Printed, 1933), pp. 30-31. Hereinafter cited as Gardner [1933] Gardner Memorial.

Abigail Maverick1,2

F, #27744, b. circa 1635, d. January 1689/90
Last Edited15 Mar 2002
     Abigail Maverick married Richard Clarke.3 Abigail Maverick was born circa 1635.1 She married Benjamin Balch, son of John Balch and Margaret "Margery" Lovell, on 5 February 1688/89 at Marblehead, Essex Co., Massachusetts, USA.1
Abigail Maverick died in January 1689/90 at Beverly, Essex Co., Massachusetts, USA.1,4

Family 1

Richard Clarke d. b 5 Feb 1689

Family 2

Benjamin Balch b. 1628/29, d. 31 Jan 1715/16
Children

Citations

  1. [S976] e-mail address, online http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?db=:766435, Judy Bowman Rhode (unknown location), downloaded updated 25 Aug 2001.
  2. [S977] e-mail address, online http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?db=hartung, Hardie Hartung (unknown location), downloaded updated 14 Jan 2002, http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=hartung&id=I01467
  3. [S977] e-mail address, updated 14 Jan 2002, http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=hartung&id=I01470
  4. [S1227] M. D. Galusha B. Balch, Genealogy of the Balch Families in America (Salem, MA: Eben Putnam, 1897), p. 11. Hereinafter cited as Galusha Balch, "Balch Families."

Dau #1 Balch1,2

F, #27745, b. circa 1688
FatherBenjamin Balch1 b. 1628/29, d. 31 Jan 1715/16
MotherAbigail Maverick1 b. c 1635, d. Jan 1689/90
Last Edited15 Mar 2002
     Dau #1 Balch was born circa 1688.1

Citations

  1. [S976] e-mail address, online http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?db=:766435, Judy Bowman Rhode (unknown location), downloaded updated 25 Aug 2001.
  2. [S977] e-mail address, online http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?db=hartung, Hardie Hartung (unknown location), downloaded updated 14 Jan 2002, http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=hartung&id=I01467

Dau #2 Balch1

F, #27746, b. circa 1690
FatherBenjamin Balch1 b. 1628/29, d. 31 Jan 1715/16
MotherAbigail Maverick1 b. c 1635, d. Jan 1689/90
Last Edited21 Jul 2014
     Dau #2 Balch was born circa 1690.1

Citations

  1. [S976] e-mail address, online http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?db=:766435, Judy Bowman Rhode (unknown location), downloaded updated 25 Aug 2001.

John Balch1

M, #27747, b. 1579, d. May 1648
FatherGeorge Balch1 b. c 1550
MotherJane Ashford1 b. c 1554
ChartsAncestors - Ellen Downing VALENTINE
ReferenceEDV9
Last Edited9 Oct 2014
     John Balch married Annis Patch.2 John Balch was born in 1579 at Horton, near Bridgewater, Somerset, England.1 He married Margaret "Margery" Lovell, daughter of John Lovett and Margery Ewer, on 12 September 1625 at came back from MA to marry her, Wells, Somerset, England.1,3
John Balch died in May 1648 at Beverly, Nantucket Co., Massachusetts, USA; came Sept 1623 with Robert Gorges to Ft. Ann.1,2
     EDV-9.

John Balch WFT CD9, Tree #3807: (Source: Old Planters of Beverley in Massachusetts and the Thousand Acre Grant): There were five Old Planters: Roger Conant, John Woodberry, William Trask, John Balch and Peter Palfrey. John Balch left England and was originally associated with Thomas Weston in the colony at Wessagusset. The probability is that he arrived at Cape Ann, MA, with Phinneas Pratt, aboard the ship "Anne" in September 1623. After the Wessagusset settlement failed he associated himself with Roger Conant and the others in a Fishery located on Cape Anne. That operated for four or five years, but also failed. Thence the five went to Salem where they undertook farming. Unknown to them, Governor Endicott had obtained patents to Salem and when he arrived negotiated with the original planters to grant them 1000 acres across the Bass River on land that ultimately became Beverly.

John Balch built the first wooden 2 story house in 1638 on Bass River in Beverly at the corner of Balch and Cabot Streets. In 1930, the house was still standing although greatly increased in size from the original three or four room, thatched cottage of John Balch's day. The grant of land was dated November 11, 1635. The house is now a museum, and it may be the oldest wooden building in the US.

Source: Michael Edward Dobson (dobfam4@juno.com): "John Balch landed at Wesseguset, Sep 1623. He came to New England in the company of Capt. Robert Georges, son of Sir Fernandes Georges of Somersetshire, who with others had obtained a generous grant covering a large part of the New England coast. Capt. Robert Georges was a gentleman adventurer, (a man of the court) of the Church of England and a soldier, not an earnest Puritan seeking religious freedom in the new world. He hoped to establish a little aristocratic England with English customs and form on the rough coast of the New World. The colonists who were farmers, mechanics and traders as well as "gentlemen" and "divines" arrived in Wessegusset (now Weymouth) in late Sept. But the following spring, Georges, with some of his followers, returned to England, "having found the state of things here," wrote Gov Bradford of Plymouth, "not to answer his qualities & conditions, having scarcely saluted the countrie in his Governmente." Perhaps John Balch returned with him as there is an entry in the register at Cuthbert-at-Welles that he returned for a wife in 1625. (He evidently returned to ENG 12 Sep 1625 to marry Margaret Lovell.) He and his wife Margery Lovell made their way to the settlement on Cape Ann near the site of Gloucester.

Joined there by Roger Conant, a disaffected member of the Plymouth colony of Independents, after his enterprise at Cape Ann also went to pieces, four men were left to carry on: Balch, Conant, Peter Palfrey, and John Woodbury. Led by Conant they went S & W to a place called "Naumkeg" by the Indians (where his son Benjamin was born). Here they cleared the woods to plant an agricultural settlement and so became the founders of Salem, MA. These "old planters" as they were called, showed a religious tolerance unusual for the time. No one of these was said to take part in persecution of Baptists, Quakers and Witches. Balch and his wife, encouraged by White (the first minister at Dorchester), helped Conant found the first Salem church in 1629. He took the oath of freeman in 1631 (only church members were freemen, which meant the church practically governed the town). His third son was born at that time and named Freeborn. He held various offices, juryman, arbitrate, etc. When the MA colonists felt threatened by Thomas Morton & his crew at Merry Mount, he attended in 1628, a meeting of heads of various Plantations to consult for the common safety. Conant, Palfrey, Balch, Woodbury and Wm. Trank (Wm. Trask?) were given a tract of 1000 acres on the Bass River, now part of the town of Beverly. In 1636-8, John Balch built his house there, said to be now the oldest frame house in MA with a written record. For many years it was maintained by an association of descendents. It is now owned and maintained by the Beverly Historical Association and open to visitors."

Source: "Dodge Genealogy", found online in Genealogy Library.com: Balch, John, Salem,MA, came 1623 to Cape Ann and then to Salem.

Source. [Brøderbund Family Archive #17, Ed. 1, Birth Records: United States/Europe, Birth Records AAI Birth Records Extraction, Date of Import: Oct 17, 2000, Internal Ref. #1.17.1.1762.40]4

John Balch Sources:
1.Title: WFT CD12, Tree 102
Page: Tree 9
Text: and CD5, Tree 1761 have name as Lovell....other data same as listed. CD14, Tree 1298 has Margaret Lovell. (Ancestors of Laurie Jay Paradee.) Some sources give the name as Lovett.
2.Title: Michael Edward Dobson (dobfam4@juno.com)
Text: gives name as Margery Lovell.
3.Title: The Balch Family - http://members.tripod.com/~JAYRAY777/balch.html
(j7r@webtv.net)
Text: gives name Margary Lovett, b. 1581, d. 1682. Galusha B. Balch's "Balch Families in America" Pub. 1897, Eben Putnam, Salem, MA - 500+ page detailed family history on the MA family...covers descendants of John Balch and Margery Lovett.
4.Title: Michael Edward Dobson (dobfam4@juno.com)
Text: DOB 1603.
5.Title: Clarke Raymond, Lemuel R's Ancestors
Author:
Repository:
Call Number:
Media: Book
Text: DOB 1581 Beverly,Essex,MA.
6.Title: Clarke Raymond, Lemuel R's Ancestors
Author:
Repository:
Call Number:
Media: Book
Text: DOD 1682 Beverly,Essex,MA.
7.Title: WFT CD14, Tree 1123
Page: "New England Marriages Prior to 1700" p. 35
Text: Other sources indicate place of marriage as Weymouth,Norfolk,MA (source: WFT CD2,Tree 3833 and User Page of John Merritt Burt). "New England Marriages Prior to 1700", Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1985, p.35. WFT CD4, Trees 2671 and 1274 have place of marriage as Wells, Somersetshire,ENG.5

John Balch Per Balchipedia: [quote] John Balch (Before 1605 - May 1648) was born sometime before 1605 in Horton, Somersetshire, England. Little or no information is available about John's family and we know virtually nothing about his time in England. It isn't until 1623 that we begin to see more information about John Balch. In 1623, joining with Captain Robert Gorges and others in the "Gorges Company", John came to North America - aboard the ship Zouch Phoenix (Phenix?) [2]. Landing at a place known as Wessegusset (modern Weymouth, Mass.) Robert Gorges and his company set out to build a successful colony.
There had been a previous colony in the location of the 1623 colony at Wessegusset. In 1621 a colony was established in this location but the colonists failed to prepare properly for winter. Possibly out of a sense of desperation these colonists had begun to steal from the colony at Plymouth and also from the native tribes nearby. The nearby natives began to plot an attack and were contemplating the extermination of the English settlers. In the end word got out, of the plot, and the colonists were removed to England and the attack was apparently avoided.
Shortly after the removal of the first colony in the spring of 1623 the second colony arrived with Captain Robert Gorges. The first inhabitants of this new colony, in the beginning, tried to build and make their living purely through farming. In 1624 the colonists, hoping to make a profit, established the Dorchester Company and attempted to set up a successful fishery at Cape Anne. In the end the fishery at Cape Anne was a failure and some colonists returned to England while others remained in the general area to return to agriculture. John Balch was one of about thirty colonists that remained in the region as they moved to a place bettered suited for farming. Settling in Naumkeag the colonists built a town that would one day become known as Salem.
In time the Dorchester Company would sell its rights to the Massachusetts Bay Colony and their colony was merged with that of nearby Plymouth. By about 1636 John Balch's name is showing up in town records indicating that he was one of the first thirteen executive rulers of Salem and later he is named one of the twelve selectmen for the town. In time a land grant was given to the people of the area and John Balch(being one of the "Old Planters" or first colonists) was chosen as one of the individuals to help divy up the land amongst the inhabitants(this land grant was either one thousand acres or two thousand depending on the source you consult). John would end up with a section of land, along the Bass River, where ultimately it is believed his son Benjamin built a house (the Balch House) that still stands. In time John's land and the acres surrounding it would become Beverly, Massachusetts.
Presumably John's final years were spent in developing his lands and farming. In May of 1648 John passed away willing his lands to his son Benjamin with provisions to take care of his wife. [end quote]6

John Balch from Genealogical Guide to the Early Settlers of America--P.22 Vol 1 BALCH. JOHN BALCH, of Salem, MA, one of the earliest settlers of Mass., from the vicinity of Bridgewater, Somerset, England, came in 1623 with Robert Gorges to make establishment at Fort Ann, Nantucket; he removed with Roger Conant to plant at Salem on Beverly side; made freeman 1631. By his wife Margaret (Gardner) he had Benjamin, 1629, John, Freeborn. References: -Stone's His. Beverly,MA, 23; Deane's His Scituate,MA, 215 Barry's His Framingham,MA, 171; Essex Inst. Coll. I. 151, XVII,3; Weaver's His Windham Conn, 70; Hinman's Conn. Settlers, 112; Wentworth Gen.1, 272; Poor's Hist Researches, 78,86; Morris' His Windham, N.H.,330 Amer.Ancestry,I. 4.iii, 217; Savage's Gen.Dic I, 101; NE Hist and Gen RegIX, 233; Balch Family Chart, 1890; Balch Leaflets, 1895; Windham, Conn. Gens., 70.1

John Balch immigrated in 1623 to Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts, USA; England -> MA. per Biddle [1893]: "...came from Somersetshire, England, with Captain Robert Georges in 1623 and died on his plantation in May or June 1648.5,3

Family 1

Annis Patch

Family 2

Margaret "Margery" Lovell b. c 1605, d. 31 Jan 1682
Children

Citations

  1. [S976] e-mail address, online http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?db=:766435, Judy Bowman Rhode (unknown location), downloaded updated 25 Aug 2001.
  2. [S1227] M. D. Galusha B. Balch, Genealogy of the Balch Families in America (Salem, MA: Eben Putnam, 1897), p. 6. Hereinafter cited as Galusha Balch, "Balch Families."
  3. [S2721] Henry D. Biddle, The Drinker Family in america: to and Including the Eighth Generation (n.p.: J. B. Lippincott Co., 1893), p. 6. Hereinafter cited as Biddle [1893] - Drinker Family in America.
  4. [S977] e-mail address, online http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?db=hartung, Hardie Hartung (unknown location), downloaded updated 14 Jan 2002, http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=hartung&id=I01471
  5. [S977] e-mail address, updated 14 Jan 2002, http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=hartung&id=I01472
  6. [S2382] Balchipedia
    Balchipedia: The Encyclopedia of Balch History
    , online http://balchipedia.wikidot.com, http://balchipedia.wikidot.com/johnofmass. Hereinafter cited as Balchipedia.

Margaret "Margery" Lovell1,2

F, #27748, b. circa 1605, d. 31 January 1682
FatherJohn Lovett3 b. 1549, d. 1622
MotherMargery Ewer4 b. 1552, d. 1625
ChartsAncestors - Ellen Downing VALENTINE
ReferenceEDV9
Last Edited9 Oct 2014
     Margaret "Margery" Lovell was born in 1603 at Wells, Somerset, England.5 She was born circa 1605 at Wells, Somerset, England?.1 She married John Balch, son of George Balch and Jane Ashford, on 12 September 1625 at came back from MA to marry her, Wells, Somerset, England.1,2
Margaret "Margery" Lovell died on 31 January 1682 at Beverly, Essex Co., Massachusetts, USA.1,5
     She was per Biddle [1893] "...enrolled among the first members of the Salem, Massachusetts, Congregational Church..."2 EDV-9. Margaret "Margery" Lovell was also known as Margaret Lovett.6

Family

John Balch b. 1579, d. May 1648
Children

Citations

  1. [S976] e-mail address, online http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?db=:766435, Judy Bowman Rhode (unknown location), downloaded updated 25 Aug 2001.
  2. [S2721] Henry D. Biddle, The Drinker Family in america: to and Including the Eighth Generation (n.p.: J. B. Lippincott Co., 1893), p. 6. Hereinafter cited as Biddle [1893] - Drinker Family in America.
  3. [S2338] Ancestry.Com Family Trees, online http://trees.ancestry.com/, http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/41434171/person/20104192201. Hereinafter cited as Ancestry.Com Family Trees.
  4. [S2338] Ancestry.Com Family Trees, online http://trees.ancestry.com/, http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/41434171/person/20104192205
  5. [S977] e-mail address, online http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?db=hartung, Hardie Hartung (unknown location), downloaded updated 14 Jan 2002, http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=hartung&id=I01472
  6. [S977] e-mail address, updated 14 Jan 2002, http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=hartung&id=I01471

John Balch1

M, #27749, b. circa 1630, d. 16 June 1662
FatherJohn Balch1 b. 1579, d. May 1648
MotherMargaret "Margery" Lovell1 b. c 1605, d. 31 Jan 1682
Last Edited30 Mar 2004
     John Balch was born circa 1630 at Beverly, Essex Co., Massachusetts, USA.1,2 He married Mary Conant between 1650 and 1653 at Beverly, Essex Co., Massachusetts, USA.1,3
John Balch died on 16 June 1662 at Beverly, Essex Co., Massachusetts, USA; drowned by the upsetting of a skiff in a storm when crossing the ferry between Salem and Beverly.2
     John Balch immigrated.4

Family

Mary Conant b. 1632, d. b 1685
Child

Citations

  1. [S976] e-mail address, online http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?db=:766435, Judy Bowman Rhode (unknown location), downloaded updated 25 Aug 2001.
  2. [S1227] M. D. Galusha B. Balch, Genealogy of the Balch Families in America (Salem, MA: Eben Putnam, 1897), p. 11. Hereinafter cited as Galusha Balch, "Balch Families."
  3. [S977] e-mail address, online http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?db=hartung, Hardie Hartung (unknown location), downloaded updated 14 Jan 2002, http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=hartung&id=I02509
  4. [S977] e-mail address, updated 14 Jan 2002, http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=hartung&id=I01472

Freeborn Balch1

M, #27750, b. circa 1631, d. circa 1657
FatherJohn Balch1 b. 1579, d. May 1648
MotherMargaret "Margery" Lovell1 b. c 1605, d. 31 Jan 1682
Last Edited15 Mar 2002
     Freeborn Balch was born circa 1631 at Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts, USA.2,3
Freeborn Balch died circa 1657 at England.3
     Freeborn Balch Source: Michael Edward Dobson (dobfam4@juno.com): Freeborn died unmarried.
Dates of birth and death are from Sidney Perley in "History of Salem, Massachusettes Vol I
(1626-1637)," pg 83.2

Citations

  1. [S976] e-mail address, online http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?db=:766435, Judy Bowman Rhode (unknown location), downloaded updated 25 Aug 2001.
  2. [S977] e-mail address, online http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?db=hartung, Hardie Hartung (unknown location), downloaded updated 14 Jan 2002, http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=hartung&id=I00843
  3. [S1227] M. D. Galusha B. Balch, Genealogy of the Balch Families in America (Salem, MA: Eben Putnam, 1897), p. 11. Hereinafter cited as Galusha Balch, "Balch Families."