James BIGELOW, Sr
- Born: Abt 1 Apr 1662-1669, Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA
- Married (1): 5 Mar 1686/87, Sherborn, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA
- Married (2): 3 Jul 1693, , Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA
- Married (3): 15 Jun 1708, , , Massachusetts, USA
- Died: 20 Jan 1727/28, Weston, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA
- Buried: Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA
Ancestral File Number: 7TTQ-6L. User ID: 1164.
Genealogy of One Branch of the Bigelow Family, W H Bigelow, 1877, George E Selleck, Brattleboro, p3:
"To Hudson's History of Marlboro Mass., I owe the possession of the following data of the earliest records of the Bigelow race.
"This family was early in the Country, and may be traced to a remote period in England, even to the reign of Henry the 3d, (1206) when the name was written Baguley, and was derived from the place where they dwelt. Richard, at that time, was Lord ofBaguley, and his descendants took the name of the place. In the reign of Henry the 7th, (1485) Ralph de Baguley was Lord of Allerton Hall. He died in 1540, leaving Randall and Nicholas. Randall died in 1556, and his sons Phillip and Robert divided his estate. Robert died in 1582, leaving a son Randall, who moved to Suffolk County, England, and died in 1626, leaving two sons, Francis and John. Francis died in 1657, and gave by will a portion of his property to his brother John, thenin New England, at Watertown, Mass.
"From the 'Genealogical Records of New England' I quote as follows:
"'John Bigelow, Watertown, MA, 1636, Blacksmith, son of Randall, of Wrentham in County of Suffolk England, baptized 16 Feb 1617 bythe hand of Rev John Philip, the Rector, who came to our country two years after Bigelow did and lived some time at Dedham, but on the overthrow of the Bishops' domination in England went back to his old living.'
"The above named (1) JohnBigelow married, 30 Oct 1642, Mary Warren, daughter of John Warren of Watertown MA, which was the earliest marriage on the town records.
John born 27 Oct 1643, lived in Hartford CT, no Children.
Johnathan born 11Dec 1646, lived in Hartford CT.
Mary born 14 Mar 1649.
Daniel born 11 Dec 1650.
Samuel born 28 Oct 1653.
(2)Joshua born 5 Nov 1655.
Eliza born 15 Jun 1657.
Sarah born 29 Sep 1659.
Martha born 1 Apr 1662.
Abigail born 4 Feb 1664.
Hannah born Mar 1666.
"His wife Mary died 16 Oct 1691. He married again and died 14 Jul 1703. His will was dated 4 Jan 1703 and was proved up 28 Jul 1703. 'His inventory shows good estate..."
BarberGenealogy, Sect I Descendants of Thomas Barber of Windsor Connecticut 1614-1909, Sect II Descendants of John Barber of Worcester Massachusetts 1714-1909, Publ John Barber White, Ed Lillian May Wilson, Haverhill Mass, Press of the Nichols Print,1909, clxiv 659p 24cm, 10-11369, CS71.B24 1909, Descendants of Thomas Barber of Windsor Connecticut 1614-1909.
p86: "Patience Bigelow, the mother of Sarah and Prentice Lawrence, was a descendant of the Bigelow family of Allerton Hall, theline of descent being as follows:
"John Biglo, bp. Feb 16, 1617; came from England to Watertown, Mass., Aug. 30, 1642; m. Mary Warren. Their son,
"James Bigelow, m. Mar 25, 1687, Patience Browne, dau. of Jonathan and
Mary (Shattuck) Brown, who was b. Mar. 6, 1668-1669. He d. Jan 30,
1728. Their son,
"James Bigelow, bp. May 6, 1688; m. Mercy ------. He d. Aug. 8, 1718. They lived in Weston, Mass..."
Genealogies, Families, and Descendants of Early Settlers of Watertown MA, Vol I, Genealogies, Henry Bond MD, Boston, Little Brown & Co, 1855
p29: "1.(I.) John Bigelow, a blacksmith, of Watertown, took the oath of fidelity, 1652, and was selectman 1665, '70, '71, He m 30 Oct 1642 Mary Warren [This is the earliest marriage found in the town records.] She d 19 Oct 1691 and he m (2d) 2 Oct 1694 Sarah Bemis. He d 14 Jul 1703 aged 86. Inventory L627,12. His will was dated 4 Jan 1702-1703 and proved 28 Jul 1703.
"2.1. John b 27Oct 1643; a housewright; settled in Hartford CT prior to 1669, in which year his land was taxed. He m Rebecca, dau of Jonathan Butler, of Hartford. His will, dated 1707, after providing for his wid (he had no chil) conveyed his estate to Jonathan Butler, and the farm has remained with the Butler family to this day. Some of Mr Bigelow's relatives attempted ineffectually to break this will.
13.3.2. Jonathan b 11 Dec 1646.
4.3. Mary b 18 Mar 1648/1649, m 3 Jun 1674 MichaelFlagg [Flagg, 22].
16.5.4. Daniel b 1 Dec 1650.
22.6.5. Samuel b 28 Oct 1653.
33.7.6. Joshua b 5 Nov 1655.
8.7. Elizabeth b 15 Jun 1657, m Lieut John Stearns Jr [I.Stearns,1,III].
9.8. Sarah b 29 Sep 1659, m 23 Jul 1679 Isaac Learned of Fram a first
cousin of said John Stearns [Learned,9].
11.10. Martha b 1 Apr 1662, m John Woods (?Obadiah Woods). 12.11. Abigail b 4 Feb 1663/1664, m 10 Dec 1684 Benjamin Harrington .
12. Hannah b and d Mar 1665/1666.
13. Son b and d Dec 1667..."
p32: "10.44.(II.) James Bigelow of Watertown m 5 Mar 1687 Patience Brown [Brown, 11.] She d soon leaving one child James and he m (2d) 3 Jul 1693 Elizabeth Child [Child, 19.] She d 20 Apr 1707 and he m (3d) 15 Jun 1708 Joanna Erixson of Boston. He was fined 3 Nov 1685 'For insulting Lt Gov Stoughton and Dudley.' He d 20 Jan 1727/1728. She m (2d) 8 Jan 1728/1729 Adam Smith of Boston. 45.1. James bap 6 May ?1668 <1688; by wife Mercy had a dau Patience b 8 Jun 1717, and he d at Casco Bay 9 Aug 1718.
2. John d 15 Nov 1694.
46.3. Patience b 30 Sep 1695 m Samuel Wood of Groton.
47.4. Abraham b 12 Nov 1699 din Camb 1720 unm."
p119 "(Abraham Browne's) wid. Lydia m 27 Nov 1659 Andrew Hodges of Ipswich [proprietor of Ipswich in 1639, where his wife Ann d 15 Nov 1658]. He died Dec 1665 and his wid returned to Watertown where she d 27 Sep 1686. By wife Lydia he (AB) had 6 chil. of whom at least one, and probably two were b in England. the earliest record of a birth in Watertown was that of his dau Lydia.
2.1. Sarah b in England, m 16 Dec 1643 George Parkhurst Jr.
3.2. Mary probably b in England, m 10 Apr 1650 John Lewis of Charlestown afterwards of Malden. [His first wife Margaret, by whom he had 6 chil., d 10 Apr 1649.] He d 16 Sep 1657. In 1667 she was wife or wid of ____ Cutler... 4.3. Lydia b in Watertown 22 Mar 1632/1633, m Lieut William Lakin Jr of Groton...
7.5.4. Jonathan b 15 Oct 1635.
5. Hannah b 15 Mar 1638/1639 aged 14das.
6.6. Abraham b 6 Mar 1639/1640, d 1667, Inventory dated 28 Sep 1667. He purchased land in Groton, where he proposed to settle near his sister Lydia. But, Mary Dix, to whom he was engaged to be married, was unwilling to go to Groton, and she 'desired Thomas Parks to go to Ipswich to treat with Mrs Hodges to see what she would do for her son Abraham Browne upon his marriage.' He went, and 'Mrs Hodges gave him (her son A) full power to settle upon her land in Watertown,' etc. He m 5 Feb 1662/1663 Mary Dix..."
"5.7 (II.) Jonathan Browne m 11 Feb 1661/1662 Mary Shattuck [Shattuck, 3.] She d 23 Oct 1732 aged 87 and was buried in the Waltham graveyard. His Will was dated 19 Feb 1690-1691 and proved Apr 7 and Inventory dated 1 Apr 1691. Wife and son Abraham Exec'rs. Real estate 6 lots of land amounting to 211 acres appraisedat L247. [Prob Records Vol VII 134-137.]
N.B.-His sons dropt the final e.
[Figure: Signature of Jonathan Browne]
8.1. Mary b 5 Oct 1662 m (1st) 22 Mar 1682/1683 John Warren by whom she had 2 children...He d 11 Jul 1703 and she m(2d) 14 Mar 1703/1704 Samuel Harrington.
9.2. Elizabeth b 19 Sep 1664 m 25 Mar 1687 Daniel Benjamin 9 chil.
10.3. Jonathan b 25 Oct 1666, d young.
11.4. Patience b 6 Mar 1668/1669, m in Sherburne 5 Mar 1686/1687 James Bigelow. Shed soon leaving one child James bap 6 May 1688 mentioned in the Will of her father [Bigelow, 44.] 18.12.5. Abraham b 26 Aug 1671, d 27 Nov 1729.
13.6. Samuel b 21 Oct 1674, ?prob unmarried.
14.7. Lydia b 31 Mar 1677, m 18 Jan 1698/1699Benjamin Wellington, s. p.
15.8. Ebenezer b 10 sep 1679. He probably d unmarried. [It was formerly supposed, by the writer, that this was the Ebenezer Brown who d in Newton Mar 1740, but that is improbable if not certainly disproved.] 32.16.9. Benjamin b 27 Feb 1681/1682, d 11 Mar 1753. 42.17.10 William b 3 Sep 1684, d 28 Oct 1756."
Ancestral File Ver 4.13 7TTQ-6L James BIGELOW Born 1 Apr 1662 Watertown Middlesex Massachusetts Mar 25 Mar 1687 Patience BROWNE (AFN:8Q7C-4P) Sherborn Middlesex Massachusetts Died 20Jan 1728 Ver 4.19 Died Weston Fairfield CT Buried Watertown Middlesex MA; GC88-2H James BIGELOW Born Abt 1669 Mar 5 Mar 1686 Patience BROWNE (AFN:8Q7C-4P); RCLM-GF James BIGELOW Mar 5 Mar 1686/1687 Sherburne Massachusetts.
James married Patience BROWN, daughter of Jonathan BROWNE and Mary SHATTUCK, on 5 Mar 1686/87 in Sherborn, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA. (Patience BROWN was born on 6 Mar 1668/69 in Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA and died in 1693 in , Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA.)
James also married Elizabeth CHILD on 3 Jul 1693 in , Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA. (Elizabeth CHILD was born on 24 Jul 1690 in Coscob, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA and died on 20 Apr 1707 in Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA.)
James also married Joanna ERICKSON on 15 Jun 1708 in , , Massachusetts, USA. (Joanna ERICKSON was born in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA.)