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Edward Starbuck, Jr.

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Leicester, Leicestershire, UK
Death: Died in Nantucket Island, Nantucket, Massachusetts
Place of Burial: Nantucket, Mass.
Immediate Family:

Son of Edward Starbuck, Sr. and Anne Starbuck
Husband of Catherine Starbuck and Catherine Starbuck
Father of Nathaniel Starbuck, Sr.; Sarah Starbuck; Abigail Coffin; Dorcas Gayer; Jethro Starbuck and 8 others
Brother of William Starbuck

Occupation: Baptist lay minister, JHB 8th great grandfather
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About Edward Starbuck, Jr.

First Starbuck in Nantucket, moved there in 1659. His family was probably originally Danish before going to England centuries before Edward was born. He came to America in the late 1630's or possibly early 1640's and settled in Dover. He lived in Dover for about twenty years and was a large landholder and quite active in local government. Edward's children were all born in Dover and his wife, Katherine, died there sometime before he moved to Nantucket. His family was the second to live on Nantucket.

Edward Starbuck and Tristram Coffin were the first two white men to sail to Nantucket for an inspection trip. It would seem both men were pleased and in 1659 the ten First Purchasers and their partners bought the island from Thomas Mayhew. Edward also accompanied Thomas Macy on the first voyage to settle the island in 1661. Edward then returned in the early 1660's to take up permanent residence on Nantucket where he spent the rest of his life. Edward and Katherine had six children, but only one son, Nathaniel, lived to marry and have children.

Citations

[S50] Sarah George Zakzrewski, "Sarah Zakrzewski Family Tree".

[S81] Roland L. Warren, Mary Coffin Starbuck & the Early History of Nantucket

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Edward came to America around 1635 to Dover Massachusetts and went to Nantucket in 1660.

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Edward Starbuck Jr. was born in 1604 at Derbyshire, England. He was the son of Edward Starbuck. Edward Starbuck Jr. married Katherine Reynolds, daughter of William Reynolds and Esther Ruth, circa 1629. Edward Starbuck Jr. died in 1691 at Nantucket, Nantucket Island, MA.

Edward Starbuck Jr. his family was probably originally Danish before going to England centuries before Edward was born. He came to America in the late 1630's or possibly early 1640's and settled in Dover. He lived in Dover for about twenty years and was a large landholder and quite active in local government. His children were all born in Dover and his wife, Katherine, died there sometime before he moved to Nantucket. His family was the second to live on Nantucket. Edward Starbuck and Tristram Coffin were the first two white men to sail to Nantucket for an inspection trip. It would seem both men were pleased and in 1659 the ten First Purchasers and their partners bought the island from Thomas Mayhew. Edward also accompanied Thomas Macy on the first voyage to settle the island in 1661. Edward then returned in the early 1660's to take up permanent residence on Nantucket where he spent the rest of his life. Edward and Katherine had six children, but only one son, Nathaniel, lived to marry and have children. It appears that all the Starbucks in America descend from Nathaniel.

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He was one of the first of Nantucket in 1659

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Died Nantucket Island 1690

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THE STARBUCK LINE (found on Ancestry.com): The name Starbuck is Scandinavian and signifies a person of imposing appearance, great or grand bearing.....bokki meaning "vis grandis corpore et animo. Ferguson gives it Starbocki, from Star, great "vir imperiosus." It is not improbable that the family was of Danish origin and settled in England in the days of what is historically known as the Danish Invasion. Patronymica Brittannica says in "O. Norse bokki; means "vir grandis, corpose et animo." Hence Starbocki from Stor, great.

STARBUCK LINE - FIRST GENERATION

EDWARD STARBUCK, Born: Possibly England, Died:

Children:

1. Edward Starbuck b. 1604/5 (See below)

STARBUCK LINE - SECOND GENERATION

EDWARD STARBUCK, Born: 1604/5 in Derbyshire, England, Died: 4 Dec 1690 at Nantucket age 86

Parents: Edward Starbuck

Marriage: to Katherine Reynolds, b. abt 1605 in Wales, d. bet 1678 and 1690 at Dover, MA. Dau of Robert Reynolds.Married: 1630 England

Note: Edward migrated to America about 1635, settling at Dover. He was representative in the General Court in 1643 and 1646, was an Elder in the church and in other ways enjoyed the respect and esteem of his fellow citizens. His influence over the Indians was so great that if at any time a suspicion or alarm arose among the early settlers, he was always in requisition to explain the apparent cause thereof, and to suggest a palliation for their rude and inexplicable action, which served to allay the fears of the more timid. There is a tradition that at one time an uprising among the Indians seemed imminent. They appeared to be gathering in hostile groups and as they greatly outnumbered the whites, it was a very serious affair. In this juncture, Edward Starbuck went unhesitatingly among them and soon succeeded in quieting them. The deed of Coatue to him by the Sachems as a "free and voluntary" gift shows their esteem for him. Tradition says that Edward Starbuck was a man of commanding presence.

Children of Edward and Katherine:

1. NATHANIEL STARBUCK b. 1635 d. 6d 6m 1719. (see below, Third generation)

2. DORCAS STARBUCK b. abt 1650. (see below, Third generation)

3. SARAH STARBUCK b. 1634 (See below, Third generation)

4. Abigailj Starbuck b.____, m. Peter Coffin, he b. 1631, d. 1715 in NH

5. Esther Starbuck b.____, m. Humphrey Varney. Esther was his 1st wife. Her sister, Sarah, above, was his 2nd wife.

   

6. Jethro Starbuck b. 1651 d 27 May 1663. He was killed by the overturning of a cart at the age of 12.

STARBUCK LINE - THIRD GENERATION

I. NATHANIEL STARBUCK, Born: 1635, Died: 6d 6m 1719.

Parents: Edward Starbuck - Katherine Reynolds

Marriage: Mary Coffin b. 20 Feb 1645 Haverhill, MA, d. 13d 9m 1717. dau of Tristram Coffin and Dionis Stevens. Married: 1662

Note: At the time of his death, Nathaniel was doubtless one of the wealthiest, if not individually the wealthiest men on the island. He owned three full shares of land, having purchased a share of Stephen Greenleaf. His wife, Mary Coffin, was one of the ablest women who ever lived on Nantucket, and her advice and influence were noteworthy factors in the conduct of affairs. She was the leading spirit in the organization of the Society of Friends on the Island. Mary was known on the island as "The Great Mary", she converted practically everyone there to Quakers. The first Quaker meeting was held in her home in 1702. Nathaniel was a man of marked ability and his wife was a woman of such excellent judgment that as Thomas Story noted in his Journal, she was "a wise and discreet woman, well read in Scripture and not attached to any sect, but in great reputation throughout the Island for her knowledge in matters of religion and an Oracle among them on that account, insomuch that they would not do anything without her advice and consent therein."

Children of Nathaniel Starbuck & Mary Coffin:

1. Mary Starbuck b. 30d 3m 1663 m. James Gardner. He b. 19 May 1664. (she was first English child born on Nantucket.)

   

2. Elizabeth Starbuck b. 9d 9m 1665, m. 1st Peter Coffin 15 Aug 1682. He was b. 1660, d. 1699. She m. 2nd Nathaniel Barnard.

3. Nathaniel Starbuck b. 8d 9m 1668, d. 29 Jan 1753, m. 20 Nov 1690 to Dinah Coffin.

   

4. JETHRO STARBUCK b. 14 Dec 1671, (See below, next generation.)

5. Barnabas Starbuck b. 1673 d 21d 9m 1732, not married.

6. Eunice Starbuck b. 10 Apr 1674 d. 12d 7m 1766, m. George Gardner. He d. 17d 2m 1750.

7. PRISCILLA STARBUCK b. 1676, (see next generation)

8. Hephzibah Starbuck b. 2 Apr 1680, d. 7d 2m 1740, m. Thomas Hathaway.

9. Ann Starbuck b._____, unmarried.

   

10. Paul Starbuck b. _____, unmarried.

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Edward Starbuck, Jr.'s Timeline

1604
February 16, 1604
Leicester, Leicestershire, UK
1630
August 1630
Age 26
Dover, Strafford, New Hampshire
1633
February 20, 1633
Age 29
Dover, (Present Strafford County), North Plantation (Present New Hampshire), (Present USA)
1635
1635
Age 30
1638
August 30, 1638
Age 34
Dover, Dover, New Hampshire, United States
1639
1639
Age 34
Dover, Strafford, New Hampshire, United States
1641
1641
Age 36
Dover, (Present Rockingham County), North Plantation (Present New Hampshire), (Present USA)
1643
1643
Age 38

Arrived in New England

1650
1650
Age 45
Dover, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States
1651
May 27, 1651
Age 47
Dover, Strafford, New Hampshire, USA