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Nicknames: "Badcock", "Badcooke", "Badcocke", "Badcook"
Birthplace: Wivenhoe, Essex, England
Death: Died in Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island, USA
Occupation: Blacksmith, Emigrant, Gunsmith, Farmer, town assesor
Managed by: Lynn Anne Sellers
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About James Babcock (Badcock)

Find A Grave Memorial# 49816514; http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=49816514

  • Birth: Jun. 12, 1612 in Wivenhoe, Essex, England
  • Death: Jun. 12, 1679 in Portsmouth, Newport County, Rhode Island, USA

  • Son of James David and Mary Babcock . Husband of Sarah Brown Babcock (1616-1665).  
  • Family links: 
    •  Spouse:  Sarah Brown Babcock (1613 - 1665)* 
    •  Children:
      •   James Babcock (1641 - 1698)*
      •   John Babcock (1644 - 1685)*  
  • Burial: Unknown
  • James Babcock Ground: (35 people buried there): http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GScid=2284471&CScn=James+Babcock&
  • Cemetery notes and/or description:
    • WY007 JAMES BABCOCK GROUND WESTERLY RI
    • Location: 15 ft east of WATCH HILL RD at TEL pole # 1100 40 burials with 28 inscriptions from 1731 to 1898 150 ft x 200 ft in fair condition enclosed with a stone wall; sign ??? NOTE: Frederic Denison recorded this lot 1867-8; This is south of Mastuxet Brook, on the slope of the hill, east of the highway leading to Lottery Village. It is perhaps the largest, and it is one of the oldest of the ancient burial places in the town. This contains John Babcock and his wife Mary, and many of their descendants. We copy from the inscriptions of the tombstones of all persons above the age of twenty, taking only the names and dates. see article in Westerly Daily Sun 10 Jul 1906 This cemetery has been recorded and checked.
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This memorial is in Westerly, Rhode Island, not far from the Babcock Historical cemetery. John & Mary (Lawton) Badcock eloped to Westerly, RI in 1662 to this area, originally known as Misquamicut, an Indian village. Their parents didn't approve of their marriage. They went by canoe from Portsmouth, RI. "On these shores of this cove landed John and Mary Lawton Babcock first white settlers in Westerly. 1648" -----The date of 1648 is not correct, John was born in 1644. Westerly was first settled in 1668.

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THE BABCOCK GENEALOGY, by Stephen Babcock, page 1 thru 7.

  • Name: James-1 Babcock,
  • born 1612, probably in Essex County, England;
  • died June 12, 1679;
  • m. (1) Sarah, who died 1665 or later;
  • m. (2) 1669 (?) Elizabeth; she m. (2) Sept. 22, 1679, William Johnson and settled in Stonington, Conn.
   

A myth often repeated and published by writers, who probably believed it true, states that James came to his country in the ship Anne, etc. From the Early Records of the Town of Portsmouth, edited by State Librarian, under direction of the Rhode Island Legislature, published 1901, and from Colonial Records of Rhode Island, the account of James Badcock's from twenty years in Rhode Island, was copied. His residence for that period was in Portsmouth, and the records of that town meeting, namely, Badcock, Badcooke, Badcocke, and Badcook.

   

For the first forty years the surname of James and his sons was usually written Badcock. In the Probate records of John Badcock's estate the name is spelled Babcock, and at the time that spelling seems to have been adopted by the family.

   

James Badcock was admitted an inhabitant of the "towne" of Portsmouth Feb. 25, 1642. At that time no one was allowed to "build or plant" without first having been voted at town meeting an inhabitant. At a town meeting held Oct. 5, 1642, James Badcock and Richard Moris were ordered "to look up all the armes in the Towne within the month above writ," and "to mend any which were defective for use." Owners were to forfeit five shillings if they failed to bring the arms in time. At the same meeting ten acres of land were ordered to be "laide our to James Badcock at the first brooke, next the footpath eastward." The land is described as 'lying Toward the head of said brooke." (C.R. of RI)

   

About this time there must have been a threatening of war in the air, as every man was ordered to have "four pounds of shot and two pounds of powder lying by him in readiness by the 24th of this month, and to be in readiness to assemble at the beat of the drum". James Badcock was made a freeman July 10, 1648, and was appointed a member of a large committee "for the tryall of the general officers". He was chosen a juryman on several occasions and as an assessor in 1650. In 1650 he was again directed to mend all firearms in the community.

   

In 1656 James Badcock and seven others were "appointed to go over to the mayne to treat with the Indian Sachems to inform them of the mynd of the tiwne, that they come not upon the Island but according to order given." He was appointed one of a committee to apportion land in 1657 and was a member of the General Court of Commissioners of Rhode Island for Portsmouth in 1657, 1658, and 1659. In 1661 he was appointed with others ot lay out highways and settle disputed land boundaries.

   

In 1660 a tract of land, estimated to be twenty miles by ten miles, known as Misquamicut, afterward Westerly, was purchased from the Indian chief Sosoa by a company organized at Newport, RI. In September, 1661, the purchasers visited Misquamicut and a certain part of the tract was apportioned by lot. The number of James Badcock's lot was 52. The following March, 1662, the company made their first permanent settlement at Misquamicut (Westerly). The company named James Badcock and four others to manage their affairs at Misquamicut. He took a prominent part in a number of disputes caused by Connecticut's claim to the terriory in and about Westerly, RI, and by Indians' claims.

   

In 1665 James sold his dwelling house, barn, orchard, etc., in Portsmouth to Thomas Fish for fifty pounds. Westerly was incorporated May, 1669, at which time there were twenty-four freemen in the town, four of whom were Badcocks. James and his three sons, James, John and Job. Westerly then comprised the present towns of Westerly, Charlestown, Hopkinton, and Richmond.

   

James in his fifty-ninth year, 1678, was baptized by Elder William Hiscox and untied with the Seventh Day Baptist church of newport and Westerly. In his will he bequeathed all his housing and lands to his son Joseph and the remainder of his estate to his wife, Elizabeth.

   

These glimpses of an interesting life show that James Badcock (Babock), Sr. was a man of sterling integrity and of strong convinctions. He was respected by his neighbors, honored and trusted as a citizen, and ready to serve the community in whatever capacity he was appointed.

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THE HISTORY OF STONINGTON, CONN., by Richard A. Wheeler, page 211.

  • 1. James Babcock, born in 1612, who was the progenitor of the Babcock family of Westerly and the region round-about, first appears in Portsmouth, RI, in 1642.
    • He held the office of Commissioner from 1656 to 1659 and
    • was by occupation a blacksmith and gunsmith.
    • He came to Westerly with his family soon after 1664, after having sold his house and land in Portsmouth to Thomas Fish.
    • During the year 1670 he gave testimony, calling his age 58 years, his son James 29, and his son John 26.
  • He m. 1st, Sarah ___, and he d. June 12, 1679.
    • Mrs. Sarah Babcock d. in 1665 and
  • Mr. James Babcock m. his second wife, Elizabeth ____.
    • After his death his widow m. 2nd, William Johnson, Sept. 22, 1679.
  • James along with his son, John, were the first permanent settlers in the Westerly, RI area.
  • This area was claimed by both RI and CT until 1728.
  • John was a captain with the CT militia in the King Philip War. After the war he and his father were granted lands in Westerly.
  • Many of the Babcock relatives are buried in James Babcock Ground Cemetery.
  • He had 8 children.
    • 5 with his first wife, Sarah...Hannah, James, John, Job, and Mary and
    • 3 with his second wife Elizabeth...Joseph, Nathaniel, and Elizabeth.
  • 1638- Early settler of Portsmouth, RI.
  • 1642, February 25- Admitted inhabitant.
  • 1655- Freeman.
  • 1656, 1658-59: Member of Rhode Island General Court of Commissioners for Portsmouth, RI.
  • 1662, March - One of the first settlers of Westerly, RI.
  • 1668, May 18- Freeman.
  • 1678, March 2- Baptised by Elder William Hiscox of the Seventh Day Baptist Church.
  • The glimpses of an interesting life show that James Babcock Sr. was a man of sterling integrity and of strong convictions. He was respected by his neighbors, honored and trusted as a citizen, and ready to serve the community in whatever capacity he was appointed.
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The Genealogical Dictionary of Rhode Island; By John Osborne Austin (printed 1887).

James Babcock, Portsmouth, Westerly, R.I.

  • He was a blacksmith.
  • 1642, Feb. 25. Admitted inhabitant.
  • 1643, Oct. 5. He and another were ordered to lock up all the arms in the town. On the same date he had a grant of 10 acres at the first brook.
  • 1650, May 23. He and five others were appointed to mend and make all arms presented to them by any of the town.
  • 1655 Freeman.
  • 1656-58-59. Commissioner.
  • 1657, Dec. 10. He was granted 8 acres.
  • 1664, Mar . 1. Westerly. Upon consideration of Deputy Governor, to send a letter to the government of Connecticut, to see what they will say by way of answer to such riotous actings as are done and committed by the men of Southertown against the said Babcock, &c.
  • 1665, --18. He sold Thomas Fish, for L50, land and dwelling house, barn, orchard, &c., in Portsmouth, his wife Sarah, giving her consent.
  • 1667, May 18. He and others, of Rhode Island, having claimed certain land east of Pawcatuck River, a petition was sent to Connecticut authorities, by Harmon Garret, alias Wequascooke, Governor of the Pequots, praying 'that such men that wear hats and clothes like Englishmen, but have dealt with us like wolves and bears,' may be called to account.
  • 1669, May 18. Freeman.
  • 1670, Jun. 18. He was warned by warrant from the Commissioners of Connecticut, to appear before them to make answer for seizure of three Connecticut men, on a warrant issued by Tobias Saunders. He was released on bail. He gave testimony this year calling his age fifty-eight years, his son James twenty-nine, and his son John twenty -six years.
  • 1678, Mar. 2. He was baptised by Elder William Hiscox, of the Seventh-day Baptist Church.
  • 1679, Sep. 17. Testimony was given before a Court at Westerly, by John and Job Babcock, that James Babcock made the following will, 'as he verbally declared before us.' To son Job, all smith's tools. To daughter Mary Champlin, a cow. To the eldest daughter of William Champlin, a cow calf. To son Joseph, all housing and lands, at twenty one. To wife Elizabeth, rest of estate for maintenance and bringing up of the three children he had by her, and that his wife Elizabeth be administratix. Inventory, L61, 1s., viz: house and land, 20 acres, L30, bellows, anvil, vice and smith's tools, L5, 2 cows , 2 yearlings and 2 calves, L11, 7 small swine, 2 beds, 3 spinning wheels, pair of cards, 2 chests, churn, cradle, &c.
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From http://vredenburgh.org/babcock/pages/bristolbabcock.htm

ABOUT THE EARLY BABCOCKS

James Badcock (1612-1679) (spelling later chged to Babcock) came w/his family to Portsmouth in colony of RI sometime bet 1638, when it was founded & 1642. He was voted inhabitant of town of Portsmouth in 1642 & was made freeman (citizen) in 1648. He was appointed to various tasks in svc to town: he mended arms (guns), he was sent w/party to deal w/Indian leaders, & deal w/representatives of other towns. He doled out parcels of land to those who wanted it & settled boundary disputes. Year bef his death James was baptized & joined 7th-Day Baptist Church of Newport & Westerly. 7th-Day Baptist Church had been founded in this county only 6 yrs earlier in Newport, RI. 7th-Day Baptist Church was related to Sabbaterian Church in Eng. 1660 tract of land in what is now Westerly, RI, on CT border, was purchased from Indians by Misquamicut Co, of Newport. James & 2nd son, John (16544-1685) (by 1st wife, Sarah), were mbrs of his company & were amg 1st permanent setters there. Possession of this area was disputed by MA and CT as well as RI so in addition to dealing w/Indians, these early settlers had to contend w/aggressions of other colonies. 1675, King Philip's War, most vicious of Indian Wars, broke out. While most other inhabitants of Westerly fled to island of RI for protection, John & his family stayed put. As late as 1945, John's descendants were living on original parcel of land on which John & wife, Mary Lawton, built their 1st house. John served as Conservator of Peace & Deputy to Colonial Legislature. John Badcock d intestate, & when Town Council of Westerly made up his will they spelled his name Babcock & it has been spelled that way ever since. Amg his considerable holdings they listed "1 negger boy, 2 Injin men & Indian garls." James Babcock b c1612 Eng, resided in 1661 in Westerly, MA. christen Mar 2 1677/78 in Westerly, Washington, RI, d Jun 12 1679 in Westerly, RI. d Jun 12 1679 in Portsmouth, Newport, RI. Baptized in Baptist Church of Newport & Westerly, RI. by Elder Wm Hiscox. Blacksmith, Gunsmith, Feb 25 1642: Inhabitant. Oct 5 1643: He & another ordered to look up all arms in town. On same date he had grant of 10 acres at 1st brook. May 23 1650: He & 5 others appointed to mend & make all arms presented to them by any of the town. 1655: Freeman. 1656, 1658, 1659: Commissioner. Dec 10 1657: granted 8 acres. Mar 1 1664: Westerly, Upon consideration of his petition Court requests Gov & Dep Gov, send ltr to gov of CT, to see what they will say by way of answer to such riotous actings as are done & committed by men of Southertown against said Babcock &c. 1665: sold Thomas Fish, for L50, land & dwelling house, barn, orchard, &c. in Portsmouth, wife Sarah giving her consent. 1667 May 18: He & others of RI, having claimed certain land east of Pawtucket river, a petition was sent to CT authorities by Harmon Garret, alias Wequascooke, Gov of Pequots, praying "that such men that wear hats and clothes like Englishmen, but have dealt with us like wolves & bears," may be called to account. 1669 May 18: Freeman. 1670 June 18: warned by warrant from Commissioners of CT to appear before them to make answer for seizure of 3 CT men, on warrant issued by Tobias Saunders. Released on bail.

1678 Mar 2: baptized by Elder Wm Hiscox at 7th Day Adventist Baptist Church. 1679 Sep 17: Testimony given before Court at Westerly by John & Job Babcock, that James Babcock made following will, "as he verbally declared before us." To son Job, all smith's tools. To daughter Mary Champlin, a cow. To eldest daughter of William Champlin, a cow calf. To son Joseph, all housing & lands, at 21. To wife Elizabeth, rest of estate for maintenance & bringing up of 3 children he had by her, & that his wife be adminitrix. Inventory: 1s viz: $L61 cash, $L30 House & land, 20 acres, $L5 smith's tools, anvil, vice, & bellows, $L11 2 cows, 2 yearlings, & 2 calves. 7 small swine, 2 beds, 3 spinning wheels, pair cards, 2 chests, churn, cradle, &c. Jun 29 1660: purchased 10X20 mi tract of land known as Misquamicut from Indian Chief Sosoa. Land is now known as Westerly, RI. James was blacksmith, m Sarah Brown c1640 in Portsmouth, Newport Co, RI. Sarah Brown b 1616 in Essex, Eng, d c1665 in Westerly, RI. She d c1665 in Milton, Worcester Co, MA. *

  • James Babcock & Sarah Brown had following children:
    • i. Joseph Babcock
    • ii. Nathanial Babcock d Jan 2 1718/19 in Westerly RI.
    • iii. Elizabeth Babcock
    • iv. James Babcock Jr
    • v. John Babcock
    • vi. Job Babcock
    • vii. Mary Babcock
    • viii. Hannah Babcock
  • He m Elizabeth March Jun 12 1669 in Westerly, Washington, RI.
    • Elizabeth March b c1612, d WFT Est. 1681-1709. She d in Stonington, CT.
      • Husband James Babcock d Jun &
      • she remarried same yr Sep 1679.
  • James Babcock & Elizabeth March had following children:
    • i. James Babcock
    • ii. Joseph Babcock
    • iii. Elizabeth Babcock
    • iv. Nathaniel Babcock b c1672, d Jan 2 1718/19
    • v. Elizabeth Babcock b c1674, d WFT Est 1675-1768
  • About Stonington:
    • Stonington, CT, in SE corner of state, includes communites of Borough of Stoningtion, Mystic, Old Mystic, Pawcatuck & Wequetequock, site of 1st European settlement in 1649, in lands that had belonged to Pequots. North Stonington was set off from Stonington in 1724 & incorporated in 1807. Borough of Stonington occupies point of land that projects into Little Narragansett Bay. Lack of through traffic or modern industry, together with Borough's role as fashionable summer residence since Civil War era, have preserved its Colonial, Federal, & outstanding Greek Revival domestic architecture, while activity of CT's last remaining fishing & lobstering fleet save it from preciousness. There is a large Portuguese community. In waters off Stonington, states of NY, CT & RI come together. Stonington lighthouse, low stone building, was 1st lighthouse established by US Gov in 1823. In 19th Century Stonington supported small fishing, whaling & sealing fleet, with some direct trade with West Indies, enough volume for it to be made Port of Entry in 1842. Very young Capt Nathaniel Palmer, in charge of sloop "Hero" was seal hunting in South Shetland Islands in winter season of 1820, when he was sent southwards to investigate a volcanic eruption under the horizon, & sighted Antartica. Copied in part, Wikipedia, free encyclopedia.

Sources:

Babcock Genealogy, Stephen Babcock, MA, Eaton & Mains, NY, 1903, p 1 [Description: Compilation of family genealogy that begins w/James Badcock (Babcock), settler of Portsmouth, RI in 1642, & incl records of abt 2000 families that are direct descendants of James Badcock (up to 11th generation).]

History of Town of Stonington, Richard Anson Wheeler,

Press of Day Publishing Co, New London, CT, 1900, p 211

Religion: 7th-Day Baptist

Occ: Blacksmith

Note: Genealogical Dictionary of RI, John Osborne Austin (1887). James Babcock, Portsmouth, Westerly, R.I. He was a blacksmith. 1642, Feb 25. Admitted inhabitant. 1643, Oct 5. He & another were ordered to lock up all arms in town. Same date he had grant of 10 acres at 1st brook. May 23 1650: He & 5 others appointed to mend & make all arms presented to them by any of the town. 1655 Freeman. 1656-58-59. Commissioner. Dec 10 1657: Granted 8 acres. Mar 1 1664: Westerly. Upon consideration of Dep Gov, to send letter to govt of CT, to see what they will say by way of answer to such riotous actings as are done & committed by the men of Southertown against the said Babcock, & c1665,--18. Sold Thomas Fish, for L50, land & dwelling house, barn, orchard, &c, in Portsmouth, wife Sarah, giving her consent. May 18 1667: He & others of RI, having claimed certain land east of Pawcatuck River, a petition was sent to CT authorities, by Harmon Garret, alias Wequascooke, Gov of Pequots, praying 'that such men that wear hats & clothes like Englishmen, but have dealt with us like wolves & bears,' may be called to account. May 18 1669: Freeman. Jun 18 1670: Warned by warrant from Commissioners of CT to appear before them to make answer for seizure of 3 CT men on warrant issued by Tobias Saunders. Released on bail. Gave testimony this year calling his age 58 yrs, his son James 29, & son John 26 yrs. Mar 2 1678: Baptised by Elder William Hiscox of 7th-Day Baptist Church. Sep 17 1679: Testimony given before Court at Westerly by John & Job Babcock, that James Babcock made following will, 'as he verbally declared before us.' To son Job, all smithtools. To dtr Mary Champlin, a cow. To eldest dtr of William Champlin, a cow calf. To son Joseph, all housing & lands, at 21. To wife Elizabeth, rest of estate for maintenance & bringing up of 3 children had by her, & that wife Elizabeth be administratix. Inventory, L61, 1s, viz: house & land, 20 acres, L30, bellows, anvil, vice & smithtools, L5, 2 cows , 2 yearlings & 2 calves, L11, 7 small swine, 2 beds, 3 spinning wheels, pair of cards, 2 chests, churn, cradle, &c.

Sources:

M M Lewis, Babcock & Allied Families Americana 1927 p 243-250.

James Savage, Genealogical Dictionary of 1st Settlers of New England, (Baltimore, Genealogical Pub Co, 1860 reprint 1998) Vol 1 p 86.

John Osborne Austin, Genealogical Dictionary of RI Families Comprising 3 Generations of Settlers Who Came Before 1690, (Baltimore, Genealogical Pub Co, 1995)

Caroline E Robinson, Hazard Family of RI, (Boston, D B Updike, 1895)

From www.geocities.com/John.Warren:

James Badcock, b 1612, Essex Co, Eng, d Stonington, CT, Jun 12 1679. Admitted inhabitant of "towno, of Portsmouth, RI, Feb 25 1642, & at a town meeting held Oct 5 1642 he & Richard Moris were ordered "to look up all the armes in the Towne within the month above writ" & "to mend any which were defective for use." At the same meeting 10 acres of land were ordered to be "laide out to James Badcock at the 1st brooke, next the footpath eastward." At this time, too, every man was ordered to have "4 pounds of shot & 2 pounds of powder lying by him in readiness by the 24th of this month & to be ill readiness to assemble at the boat of the drum." James Badcock was made a freeman, Jul 10 1648, & was appointed member of a large committee "for the tryall of the general officers." Dec 28 1648, it was granted "to have 4 acres added to his house lot." He was chosen a jury man Nov 21 1649, Jun 1653, Aug 11 1656, Mar 2 1657, & Oct 1661; & an assessor Feb 19 1650. May 2 1650, James Badcock with 5 others, was ordered by the "General Courte, all excuses set aparte, to mende and make all locks, stocks, & pieces which by order from the warden of each towne shall be presented to them." If this duty was not performed a penalty of 10 pounds was levied, & men who failed to bring in their arms forfeited 10 pounds each. He was appointed appraiser of the estate of John Wood, May 7 1655, & Apr 8 1656, he & 7 others were "appointed to go over to the mayne to treat with the Indian Sachems to inform them of the mynd of the towne, that they come not upon the Island but according to order given." Jan 6 1657, "James Badcock & John Sanford are again authorized to meet with Newport men according to former order." James Badcock & 6 others were chosen a committee to meet with committees appointed from other towns. Nov 30 1657, James & 4 others were "appointed to apportion land to those that want land." He was member of General Court of Commissioners of RI for Portsmouth in 1657, 1658 & 1659; was appointed with others to lay out highways; Dec 27 1660, & May 11 1661, was appointed to settle disputed land boundaries; Aug 8 1661, was 1 of a coroner's jury. James Badcock moved to Westerly Mar 1662, but the last record which refers to him in Portsmouth is dated Dec 19 1662.

06/29/1660 purchased 10 X 20 mile trace of land known as Misquanmicut from Indian Chief Sosoa. Land is now Westerly, RI.

Pages 23-24, John Babcock, .. have for & in consideration of all the land that Nicholas Saterly is now possessed of where he now liveth with all the fencing & orcharding ...., 18 Mar 1724/5. Witnesses: Isaac Thompson, William Thompson.

Following is taken from: members.aol.com/picknell/deeds/westerly1.html:

Pg 24, Memorandum regarding the above. John Babcock is Town Clerk. Witnesses: John Saunders, Ichabod Babcock.

Pg 24, John Babcock, to John Lewis, land I bought of Wm Corey in Soloes ? Purchase that now lyeth on the West side of the now county rhod [sic] ... is scituate lying & being in Westerly containing by estimation 25A bounded: now county rhod, above sd Lewis, land now in possession of James Babcock blacksmith, May 1, 1719. Witnesses: Isaac Thompson, James Babcock Jr. Recorded July 15, 1725.

Pg 25-26, James Babcock to Capt John Babcock, all that my right title property & possession & claims in & unto a certain peace [sic] of land joyning to my farm lying in the shape of a gore ..., May 1, 1719. Witnesses: Isaac Thompson, James Babcock Jr.

Paraphrased from ultimatefamilyreunion.com:

Descendants of James Babcock--Generation 1

1. James Babcock b 1612 Essex, Eng, d 12 Jun 1679 Stonington, New London, CT, m (1) Sarah ___(d 1665). m (2) Elizabeth ___(d Unk).

Notes for James Babcock: James Babcock, b 1612, progenitor of Babcock family of Westerly & region round about, 1st appears in Portsmouth, RI in 1642. Held office of Commissioner 1656-1659 & was by occupation blacksmith & gunsmith. Came to Westerly with family soon after 1664, after selling his house & land in Portsmouth to Thomas Fish. During 1670 he gave testimony, calling his age 58 yrs, his son James 29, & his son John 26. He married 1st, Sarah___, & he died 12 Jun 1679.

Children of James Babcock & Sarah ___are:

+ 2 i. James Babcock, b 1641; d 1698

+ 3 ii. John Babcock, b 1644 Portsmouth, RI; d 1685 Westerly, Washington, RI

    4     iii.  Job Babcock, b 1646; d Unk, m Jane Crandall (d Unk)

+ 5 iv. Mary Babcock, b 1648; d 1747

Children of James Babcock & Elizabeth ___ are:

    6     i.   Nathaniel2 Babcock, b 1666; d Unk
    7     ii.  Joseph Babcock, b 1670; d Unk
    8     iii.  Elizabeth Babcock, d Unk, m Benjamin Sumner 03 May 1706 (d Unk)

Generation 2

2. James Babcock b 1641, d 1698, m Jane Brown, dtr of Nicholas Brown (d 1719).

Children of James Babcock & Jane Brown are:

    9     i.   James Babcock, d Unk
    10   ii.   Sarah Babcock, d Unk. Married James Lewis (d Unk)
    11   iii.  Jane Babcock, d Unk. Married Israel Lewis (d Unk)
    12   iv.   Mary Babcock, d Unk. Married George Brown (d Unk)
    13   v.   Hannah Babcock, d Unk. Married Roger Larkin (d Unk)
    14   vi.  Elizabeth Babcock, d Unk. Married David Lewis (d Unk)

3. John Babcock b 1644 Portsmouth, RI, d 1685 Westerly, Washington, RI, m Mary Lawton, dtr of George Lawton & Elizabeth Hazard (b Portsmouth, RI, d 08 Nov 1711 Westerly, Washington, RI).

Notes for John Babcock: John Babcock died last of Dec 1684 or 1st of Jan 1685, for on 06 Jan 1685, eldest son, James Babcock, & his mother, Mary Babcock, recognizing English law of primogeniture as in force in RI, agreed that he might take all real estate of his father, which he assumed, & gave his mother ½ there of by deed. Mary Lawton Babcock afterwards married Erasmus Babbitt 21 Apr 1698. Oldest son & child, James Babcock, was appointed guardian to 4 youngest children, viz: Elihu, Robert, Joseph & Oliver 21 Apr 1698. Deputy to RI Gen’l Assembly from Westerly, 1682, 1684. Served in King Philips War in Great Swamp Fight, 1675, & land was granted his heirs for his service. Conservator of Peace for Westerly, 1678.

Children of John Babcock & Mary Lawton are:

+ 15 i. James Babcock, b Abt 1664 Stonington, New London, CT; d 09 Jan 1736/37 Stonington, New London, CT

    16   ii.   Ann Babcock, b 1665; d Unk
    17   iii.  Mary Babcock, b 1667; d Unk

+ 18 iv. John Babcock, b Abt 1669 Westerly, Washington, RI; d 28 Mar 1746 Westerly, Washington, RI

    19   v.  Job Babcock, born 1671; d 1718, m Deborah ______ (d Unk)

+ 20 vi. Col Oliver Babcock, b Bet 1672-1673 Westerly, Washington, RI; d 07 Oct 1773 Hopkinton, Washington, RI

+ 21 vii. George Babcock, b 1673 Stonington, New London, CT; d 01 May 1756.

    22   viii. Elihu Babcock, b 19 Dec 1675; d Unk

Notes for Elihu Babcock: Was an invalid & helpless

+ 23 ix. Robert Babcock, b 1678; d Unk

    24   x.  Joseph Babcock, b 1681; d Unk, m Rebecca Stanton (b Apr 1678 Stonington, New London, CT; d Unk)

5. Mary Babcock b 1648, d 1747. Married (1) William Champlin (d 1715), m (2)_____ (d Unk).

Child of Mary Babcock & William Champlin is:

+ 25 i. Mary Champlin, d Unknown

Generation 3

15. James Babcock b Abt 1664 Stonington, New London, CT, d 09 Jan 1736/37 Stonington, New London, CT, m (1) Elizabeth ____Abt 1687 Stonington, New London, CT (d 03 Mar 1730/31), m (2) Content Maxson 09 Jul 1731 (d Unk).

Notes for James Babcock: Made his will 09 Jan 1737, d 10 days later, 17 Jan 1737. "In Memory of Capt James Babcock, who died 17 Jan 1746-1737. In ye___of his age, having been in his life One of righteousness, charity & benevolence, & not altogether silent at his death.”

Children of James Babcock & Elizabeth ____are:

+ 26 i. James Babcock, b 23 Dec 1688 Stonington, New London, CT; d 09 Apr 1731 Stonington, New London, CT

    27   ii.  Elizabeth Babcock, b 05 Feb 1690/91 Stonington, New London, CT; d Unk
    28   iii. Samuel Babcock, b 15 Feb 1696/97 Stonington, New London, CT; d Unk
    29   iv.  Daniel Babcock, b 11 Apr 1699 Stonington, New London, CT; d Unk
    30   v.   Anna Babcock, b 19 Nov 1701 Stonington, New London, CT; d Unk
    31   vi.  Sarah Babcock, b 03 Dec 1704 Stonington, New London, CT; d 13 Nov 1705

+ 32 vii. Dr Joshua Babcock, b 19 May 1707 Stonington, New London, CT; d Unk

Children of James Babcock & Content Maxson are:
    33   i.  Anne4 Babcock, b 20 Mar 1731/32 Stonington, New London, CT; d 07 Nov 1768 Stonington, New London, CT, m Capt Simon Rhodes 15 Dec 1756 by Elder Joseph Park (b 24 Jan 1715/16 Newport, RI; d 22 Apr 1784)

+ 34 ii. Dr James Babcock, b 01 Nov 1734 Stonington, New London, CT; d Sep 1781 Stonington, New London, CT

+ 35 iii. Jonathan Babcock, b 11 Oct 1736 Stonington, New London, CT; d Unk

     18.  John Babcock b Abt 1669 Westerly, Washington, RI, d 28 Mar 1746 Westerly, Washington, RI, m Mary Champlin Abt 1770, dtr of William Champlin & Mary Babcock (d unk)

Child of John Babcock & Mary Champlin is:

    36   i. William Babcock, b 15 Apr 1708 Westerly, Washington, RI; d 15 Jan 1752 Westerly, Washington, RI, m Sarah Denison (b 06 Jan 1709/10 Stonington, New London, CT; d Unk).
     20.  Col Oliver Babcock b Bet 1672-1673 Westerly, Washington, RI, d 07 Oct 1773 Hopkinton, Washington, RI, m (1) Deborah Knowles (d Unk), m (2) Susannah Clark Jan 1703/04, dtr of Joseph Clarke & Bethiah Hubbard (b 31 Aug 1683 Westerly, Washington, RI, & d Abt 1761).

Children of Oliver Babcock & Susannah Clark are:

    37   i.   Susannah Babcock, b 20 Sep 1705; d Unk, m James Beebe (d Unk)
    38   ii.  Thomas Babcock, b 07 Mar 1709/10; d Unk, m (1) Mary Davidson (d Unk), m (2) Judith Davis (d Unk)
    39   iii. Mary Babcock, b 08 Feb 1712/13; d Unk, m Henry Cobb (d Unk)
    40   iv.  Nathan Babcock, b 12 Oct 1715; d Unk

+ 41 v. Simeon Babcock, b 27 Sep 1717 Westerly, Washington, RI; d Abt 1796

    42   vi.  John Babcock, b 05 May 1720; d Unk

+ 43 vii. Oliver Babcock, b 16 Sep 1722 Westerly, Washington, RI; d 24 Feb 1806 Leyden, MA

    44   viii. Joseph Babcock, b 18 Oct 1726; d Unk, m Anna Harris (d Unk)

21. George Babcock b 1673 Stonington, New London, CT, d 01 May 1756, m Elizabeth Hall 28 Nov 1694, dtr of Henry Hall & Content ____ (d Unk).

Children of George Babcock & Elizabeth Hall are:

    45   i.   Mary Babcock, b 1695; d Unk, m Thomas Potter 19 Mar 1716/17 (d Unk)

+ 46 ii. George Babcock, b 1699 Stonington, New London, CT; d Unk

+ 47 iii. David Babcock, b 1700; d Unk

    48   iv.   John Babcock, b 1702; d Unk
    49   v.   Abigail Babcock, b 1706; d Unk, m ____Hall (d Unk)
    50   vi.   Ruth Babcock, b 1709; d Unk
    51   vii.   Eunice Babcock, b 1712; d Unk, m Silas Greenman (d Unk)
    52   viii.   Hezekiah Babcock, b 1715; d Unk
    53   ix.   Elisha Babcock, b 1718; died Unk
    54   x.   Elizabeth Babcock, d Unk, m Edward Sanders (d Unk)

Notes for Elizabeth Babcock: Mentioned in will as widow of Edward Sanders; other children are found on Wickford records.

23. Robert Babcock b 1678, d Unk, m Lydia Crandall (d Unk).

Child of Robert Babcock & Lydia Crandall is:

+ 55 i. Ezekiel Babcock, b 23 Jun 1716 Westerly, Washington, RI; d Unk

25. Mary Champlin d Unk, m John Babcock Abt 1770, son of John Babcock & Mary Lawton (b Abt 1669 Westerly, Washington, RI, d 28 Mar 1746 Westerly, Washington, RI).

Child is listed above under (18) John Babcock.

From Ancestry.com freepages:

James Babcock Sr b 1612, Wivenhoe, Essex, Eng, d 12 Jun 1679, Stonington, New London Co, CT, m Sarah Brown 1641, Portsmouth, Newport Co, RI.

Babcock Genealogy, Stephen Babcock, p 1-7.

James-1 Babcock, b 1612, probably Essex Co, Eng, d 12 Jun 1679, m (1) Sarah (d 1665 or later), m (2) Abt 1669 Elizabeth; she m (2) 22 Sep 1679, William Johnson & settled in Stonington, CT. Myth often repeated & published by writers, who probably believed it true, states James came to this country on ship Anne. The account of James Badcock for 20 years was copied from Early Records of the Town of Portsmouth, edited by State Librarian, under direction of RI Legislature, pub 1901, & Colonial Records of RI. His residence for that period was in Portsmouth, & records of that town meeting, namely, Badcock, Badcooke, Badcocke, & Badcook. For 1st 40 yrs surname of James & his sons was usually written Badcock. In Probate records of John Badcock's estate name is spelled Babcock, & at the time that spelling seems to have been adopted by the family.

James Badcock was admitted inhabitant of "towne" of Portsmouth 25 Feb 1642. At that time no one was allowed to "build or plant" without 1st having been voted at town meeting an inhabitant. At a town meeting held 05 Oct 1642, James Badcock & Richard Morris were ordered "to look up all the armes in the Towne within the month above writ," & "to mend any which were defective for use." Owners were to forfeit 5 shillings if they failed to bring arms in time. At same meeting 10 acres of land were ordered to be "laide our to James Badcock at the 1st brooke, next the footpath eastward." Land is described as 'lying Toward the head of said brooke." (CR of RI) About this time there must have been a threat of war, as every man was ordered to have "4 pounds of shot & 2 pounds of powder lying by him in readiness by the 24th of this month, & to be in readiness to assemble at the beat of the drum". James Badcock was made freeman 10 Jul 1648, & was appointed member of a large committee "for the tryall of the gen'l officers". He was chosen juryman on several occasions & as an assessor in 1650. In 1650 he was again directed to mend all firearms in the community. In 1656 James Badcock & 7 others were "appointed to go over to the mayne to treat with the Indian Sachems to inform them of the mynd of the towne, that they come not upon the Island but according to order given." Appointed to a committee to apportion land in 1657 & was a member of Gen'l Court of Commissioners of RI for Portsmouth in 1657, 1658, & 1659. In 1661 he was appointed with others ot lay out highways & settle disputed land boundaries. In 1660 a tract of land, estimated to be 20 mi X 10 mi, known as Misquamicut, afterward Westerly, was purchased from Indian chief Sosoa by a company organized at Newport, RI. In Sep 1661, purchasers visited Misquamicut & a certain part of the tract was apportioned by lot. Number of James Badcock's lot was 52. Following Mar 1662, company made their 1st permanent settlement at Misquamicut (Westerly). Company named James Badcock & 4 others to manage their affairs at Misquamicut. He took a prominent part in a number of disputes caused by CT's claim to the terriory in and about Westerly, RI, & by Indians' claims. In 1665 James sold his dwelling house, barn, orchard, etc, in Portsmouth to Thomas Fish for 50 Lbs. Westerly was incorporated May 1669, at which time there were 24 freemen in town, 4 of whom were Badcocks. James & his 3 sons, James, John & Job. Westerly then comprised the present towns of Westerly, Charlestown, Hopkinton, & Richmond. James in his 59th yr, 1678, was baptized by Elder William Hiscox & united with the 7th Day Baptist Church of Newport & Westerly. In his will he bequeathed all his housing & lands to son Joseph & the remainder of his estate to wife, Elizabeth. These glimpses of an interesting life show that James Badcock (Babcock) Sr was a man of sterling integrity & of strong convinctions. He was respected by his neighbors, honored 7 trusted as a citizen, & ready to serve the community in whatever capacity he was appointed.

Sources: Babcock & Allied Families, Louis E deForest (929.273, B114d)

Potter-Richardson Memorial; NEHGR, v12, p238 & v14

Saturday's Children, History of Babcock Family in America, C Merton Babcock (929.273, B114c)

Immigrants to America Before 1750

Ancestral Lines Revised

Founders of Early American Families

A Witter Family History

De Forest: James Babcocke or Badcocke, as he himself spelled the name, & as it is still spelled in England, b 1612, probably Essex, Eng. Recorded 1st in New England when admitted as inhabitant of Portsmouth, RI, 25 Feb 1642, & granted 10 acres of land, d 12 Jun 1679, m (1) Sarah ____, (d abt 1665); m (2) Elizabeth ____, abt 1669.

Memorial: James Babcock, b 1612, from Essex Co, Eng, to Portsmouth, RI, by 1642. He was blacksmith; freeman by 1655; commissioner from Portsmouth to Gen'l Court from 1656-1659. Removed to Westerly, RI, & became freeman there in 1669. Was baptized in 7th Day Baptist Church in 1676. Married (1) Sarah ____; (2) Elizabeth____.

NEHGR, v14: James Babcock Sr d 12 Jun 1679 Stonington. Verbal will mentions on Job, dtr Mary Champlin, gift to William Champlin's eldest dtr, son Joseph when he reaches age 20, & wife Elizabeth. Vol 12, p 238, lists him as free inhabitant of Westerly 18 May 1669.

NEHGR, v12: James Babcock Sr & Jr listed as free inhabitants of Westerly, RI, 18 May 1669.

C M Babcock: James Babcock, 1612-1679; m Sarah. Had 4 children. Believed he came from Essex. He was skilled blacksmith & gunsmith. Portsmouth freeman 10 Jul 1648. Tax assessor & collector 19 Feb 1650, town constable 1660 & 1661; member of RI Gen'l Court of Commissioners from Portsmouth, 1657-1659. Member of company that founded Westerly, RI, in 1661. Named town trustee 12 Nov 1661. He moved his family to Westerly from Portsmouth 28 Mar 1664 after selling his property there for 50 Lbs, d 12 Jun 1679.

Immigrants: James Babcock (Badcock), probably b 1612, Essex, Eng, d 12 Jun 1679 Westerly, RI, perhaps brother of Robert & George Badcock of Dorchester, MA. Came from England between 1630 & 1640 & settled at Portsmouth, RI. He was blacksmith. Baptized by Elder William Hiscox of 7th Day Baptist Church 2 May 1678.

Ancestral Lines: James Badcock, b 1612, perhaps in Essex, Eng (his age determined by an affidavit made 23 Jun 1670 concerning ages of himself & his sons), d in Stonington, CT, 12 Jun 1679, having given his will to his sons John & Job verbally on that day. He left most of his estate to his minor children by his 2nd wife. Married (1) Sarah _____, (2) 1669, Elizabeth. Admitted inhabitant of Portsmouth, RI, 25 Feb 1642. He lived there for 20 yrs, his name being spelled in town records as Badcock, Badcooke, Badcocke or Badcook, depending on whim of town clerk. He moved to Westerly, RI, in Mar 1662, a company headed by William Vaughn having bought Misquamicut, later called Westerly, from Chief Sosoa on 29 Jun 1660. 8 trustees for "Squamicuck" purchase were increased to 18 12 Nov 1661. Among 10 new trustees were James & son John. James was 1 of 5 men appointed to act for company in running affairs at "Misquamucock." Westerly was claimed by both RI & CT. James Badcock, company official, & the Pequot Indians also were involved in the dispute. In 1667 their chief described James Badcock & others as men who wore "hats & clothes like Englishmen, but have dealt with us like wolves & bears..." (Records of Colonial CT, bk 1665-1668, 529ff). Westerly was incorporated May 1669, with 24 freemen in town, including James Badcock & sons James, John & Job. Town included present towns of Westerly, Charlestown, Hopkinton & Richmond. In 1678 James was baptized by Elder William Hiscox & joined 7th Day Baptist Church of Newport & Westerly.

Founders: James Babcock/Badcock, Portmouth, RI, 1642; Westerly 1662, d 12 Jun 1679. Blacksmith. Commissioner. Freeman.

Witter Family: James Babcock, b abt 1612, probably in Essex, Eng; baptized 1678, age 59, Westerly, RI, as 7th Day Baptist. Will dated 12 Jun 1679 at Westerly or Stonington, CT. Emigrated to Portsmouth, RI, by 1642. Lived in Westerly, RI, & Stonington, CT. Bought land in Westerly in 1660. Was blacksmith & gunsmith & granted land there in 1664. Member of RI Gen'l Court, 1656-59, & of governing council of Westerly. "A man of sterling worth & integrity, a man of strong convictions, respected by his neighbors, honored & trusted as a citizen, ever ready to serve the community in whatever capacity he was appointed." Married Sarah ____, possibly Vose (d abt 1665). Had 7 children. He possibly married (2) Elizabeth ___, possibly Marsh, who re-m (2) William Johnson in 1679.

Sources: Ruth Mendenhall Kornitz 1968

...1st Babcock in America was James, who was recorded in Plymouth Colony abt 1630. There are no definite records found to firmly establish his ancetory but it is said he came from Essex, Eng. Mr Carl Boyer, Newhall, CA, has just published latest research on this subject & there still is no definite data to be written. According to facts we do have, such as his age when he became a freeman, he was born abt 1612. His 1st wife is known only as "Sarah". Their children were: James b 1641, Portsmouth, RI, m Jane Brown & d 1698. 2nd son was John, b 1644; m Mary Lawton; d 1718. Only dtr, Mary b 1648; m Peter Crandall & d 1717. Job b 1646; m Jane Crandall; d 1718. Sarah died & James married Elizabeth Gorton. James d 12 Jun 1679.

John Babcock b Jun 1644, RI; m Mary Lawton, dtr of George & Elizabeth (Hazard) Lawton. Unusual circumstances of this marriage have been written about in many histories & genealogies. Why this young couple chose to elope remains a mystery. In one romantic acct that appeared in Narragansett Historical Register, by Rev Thomas Barber, John was social station beneath the Lawtons but it also states Mary was only child & contains several other errors, so we doubt its veracity. Both families belonged to tight nucleus of families that formed foundation of 7th Day Baptists.

Fact is they did leave their home & lived in wilderness with the Indians for some yrs. They rec'd land from these Indians & John Babcock did a great deal to bring harmony in relations of white men & Indians. During King Philips War white people gathered at Babcock home for protection. It was during this seige son Elihu was born.

Family of John & Mary numbered 10 children. James b while parents lived w/Indians in 1663; m Elizabeth Saunders. 2. Anne b 1665, evidently did not survive. 3. Mary b 1667; m 1 Jul 1685 John Macomber, Sr. 4. John b 1669; m 1700 Mary Champlin & d 28 Mar 1746. 5. Job b 1671, m Deborah ? 1695 & d 10 Feb 1755. 6. George b 1673; m 28 Nov 1694, Elizabeth Hall & d 1 May 1756. 7. Elihu b 19 Dec 1675, during Indian battle was mentally retarded (bro Oliver appointed guardian). 8. Robert b 1678; m 1701 Lydia Crandall & d 27 Aug 1719. 9. Joseph b 1681; m Rebecca Stanton & d Feb 1706. 10. Oliver b 1683; m 1704 Susanna Clarke & d Oct 1773.

John, the father, d 1685 & left very interesting will. It is too long to put into this acct. Mary, the widow, m Erasmus Babbit, 21 Apr 1696.

Oliver, John & Mary's youngest son, m Suzanna Clarke, dtr of Joseph & Bethia (Hubbard) Clarke. This was well known family among Baptists & accts of Joseph's religious feuding with Plymouth Colony & CT appears in many history books. Oliver & Susanna's family were as follows: 1. Susanne b 20 Sep 1705, at Westerly, RI; m James Beebe. 2. Thomas b 3 Jul 1710; m Mary Davidson. 3. Mary b 8 Feb 1712; m 1732 Henry Cobb & d 1768. 4. Nathan b 12 Oct 1715 (no other info). 5. Simeon b 27 Sep 1717; m 3 Oct 1743 Sarah Gardner. 6. John b 12 May 1720; m 17 Mar 1747 Jemima Reynolds. 7. Oliver b 16 Sep 1722; m 1744 Patience Pendleton & d 24 Feb 1806. 8. Joseph b 18 Oct 1726; m 6 Sep 1757 Anna Harris & d 24 Jan 1776.

Susanna b 31 Aug 1681 at Westerly & d Jul 1757. Oliver took 2nd wife, Deborah Knowles Dec 1761. His death must have been in 1773 for his will was probated 1 Nov 1773.

Oliver, 2nd, m Patience Pendleton, dtr of Joseph & Sarah (Worden) Pendleton, descendant of Brian Pendleton, early warrior of the Colonies. He was member of 1st Artillery Co of Boston. Patience b 13 Jun 1726 in Westerly. Their marriage took place 1744. Their children were: 1. Oliver b 28 Jun 1746; m 18 Jul 1767 Tacy Maxson. 2. Peleg b 4 Oct 1748; m 14 Dec 1769 Luxy Maxson & 2ndly, 5 Jan 1776 Ruth Maxson. Peleg d bef 1827. 3. Susanna b 25 Jun 1750; m Mr Fen. 4. Deborah b 11 Apr 1752; m 26 Feb 1777 Nathaniel Stillman. 5. Lucy b 1754; m Benjamin Baker. 6. Sarah b 27 Apr 1756; m Philemon Steedman. 7. Mary b 11 Jun 1758; m her brother-in-law, Benjamin Baker, (Lucy must have died bef that date). 8. Ruth b 20 Apr 1760; m James Kenyon. 9. Clarke b 10 Jun 1762 also married into Baker family. 10. Ruhannah b 16 May 1764; m Edward Denison. 11. Ezra b 16 Sep 1769; m Seberah Stillman 20 Oct 1791 & d 16 Jul 1844. 12. Paul b 18 May 1766; m 10 Jan 1788 Hannah Burdick & d 27 Sep 1845. 13. Luke b 6 Aug 1772; m 1795 Betsy Main & d 11 Dec 1855.

Oliver answered call of Minute Men & served in Rev War. Anyone in family wishing to join DAR will find his records in order.

Shortly after War, Baptists decided to spread their doctrine to the wilderness. Oliver & family joined a group that went to Franklin Co, MA. Here Oliver & Patience are buried. At this time country underwent period of unusual weather. Autumn lasted past Christmas season & ft of snow covered ground in July. Colony was not prosperous & many families, Ezra Babcock among them, moved to NY. Family consisted of ...

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Babcock line is traced back to immigrant ancestor James Badcock, b 1612, in Essex Co, Eng. James was admitted inhabitant of towne of Portsmouth, RI Feb 25 1642. At that time no one was allowed to "build or plant" w/out 1st having been voted at town mtg inhabitant. Later that yr Oct 5 1642 James Badcock & Richard Moris were ordered "to look up all the armes in the Towne within the month above writ," & "to mend any which were defective for use." Owners were to forfeit 5 shillings if they failed to bring arms in time. At same mtg James was allotted 10n acres of land "at the first brooke, next the footpath eastward." He was allotted 4 more acres in 1648, & was made freeman of town. He served on various committees, was juryman on 5 different occasions & was mbr of Gen'l Court of Commissioners of RI for Portsmouth in 1657, 1658 & 1659. James moved to Misquamicut, RI in 1662. This tract of land which was approximately 20 mi X 10 mi in size was purchased from Indian Chief Sosoa in 1660. There would be battles w/both MA Bay Colony & CT for many yrs to come over ownership of area, which soon became known as Westerly. 5 generations of our Babcocks would be born in Westerly. James m Sarah Brown & had 4 children, James, John, Job & Mary. Sarah died in 1665, & James m 2nd wife, Elizabeth, who had 3 more children, Joseph, Nathaniel & Elizabeth. We trace our line thru 2nd son, John, b 1644 Portsmouth.

Will & Inventory of James Badcocke (spelling as found)

Last Will & Testament of James Badcocke Sen'r as he verbilly declared before us Under written.

Imp he willed & bequeathed unto his Son Job Badcocke all his Smith tooles of what sort of Kind Soever that he dyed posesed of:

2ly he Bequeathed one cow to be delivered unto his daughter Mary Champlin by his Administratrix hereafter mentioned with in convenient time after his decease.

3ly he bequeathed a Cow Calfe to William Champline Eldest daughter to be delivered as above said.

4ly he Bequeathed unto his Sonn Joseph all his housing and lands for him the said Joseph Badcocke to take posesion when he shall attained to the age of twenty one years.

5ly he Willed and declared that all the Remaining part of his Estate besides what he hath herein Bequeathed, he did give to his loveing wife, Elizabeth Badcocke for the Maintenance and bringing up of the three children he had by his said wife and for her and her heires and asignes forever.

Lastly of this his Will he declared that his loveing wife Elizabeth Badcocke should be the Administratrix to this his last Will and Testament.

This Testator dyed the 12th of June 1679.

JOHN BADCOCKE

JOB BADCOCKE

John Badcocke & Job Badcocke personally appeared before the Governor and Court, and being Solemnly Engajed Testefyed to the truth of what is above subscribed to Them: Taken at a Court Held at Westerly the 17th of September 1679 in the King's Province.

As Attests John Sanford,

Secretary

The Above written are True Copys of the Origonall entred & Recorded the 8th of December 1680 pr John Sanford Recorder.

Inventory of the Estate of James Badcocke Sen'r Deceased in June last in Stoning Towne without any written Will leaving a Widow with three children the Eldist a Sonn about nine year old.

L. s. d.

Imp. house & Land about twenty Acres............ 30 00 00

A Bellows, Anvill, Vise & other Smiths tooles.... 05 00 00

A 2 Cowes 2 yearlings & 2 Calves.................... 11 00 00

A 7 small Swine, 1 bed & bedstead with bedin.. 07 00 00

A 1 small bed & beding lb 5s., 2 chests 10s...... 00 15 00

A churn, pailes & tubbs & other vessels............ 00 10 00

Iron pot, Scillitt, pan, tramills, smuin Iron, spitt & slice..02 00 00

A 3 spining wheels, 12 axes, spade & old Iron hod. 00 02 00

A handsaw, drawing Knife, Reaping hooks, 2 botles, 1 hamer.. 00 05 00

A puter & tin one brass skillit, 2 sives........... 00 04 00

A 1 paire of Cards w/ some wool & flax & yarne..00 05 00

A chaires, cradle with other lumber.................. 00 10 00

Sum Totall......................................................61 01 00

This Inventory was Taken This 5th of July 1679 by us

EPHRAIM MINOR

JAMES PENDLETON

THOMAS WELLES

This above written Inventory was by the subscribers James Pendleton and Thomas Wells, in open Court on their Sollemn Engagements Testefied to be a true Inventory to the best of their Knowlidge and this was Testefied in the Court held at Westerly in the King's province, the 17th of September 1679 as Attests JOHN SANFORD, Secretary

The above written at True Copys of the origonall Entered and Recorded the 8th of December pr John Sanford, Recorder.

Secretary of State's Office, Providence, March 12th, 1868

I certify the above to be true copies of the will & inventory of James Badcock Sen'r - taken from the book of Land Records in this office.

JOHN R. BARTLETT, Secretary of State (for Rhode Island)

Family name was spelled Badcock & Badcocke in public documents up until this time. When James Badcocke's son John died 6 yrs later in 1685, his name was spelled with a "b".

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James Babcock's Timeline

1612
June 12, 1612
Wivenhoe, Essex, England
1638
March 2, 1638
Age 25
United States
1639
1639
Age 26
Westerly, Washington, Rhode Island, United States
1641
1641
Age 28
1641
Age 28
Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island
1642
1642
Age 29
Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island, United States
1644
1644
Age 31
Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island, United States
1644
Age 31
Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island
1646
1646
Age 33
Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island, United States
1646
Age 33