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John Baldwin, Sr.

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, UK
Death: Died in Milford, CT, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of John Baldwin and Hannah Baldwin
Husband of Mary Baldwin and Mary Baldwin
Father of John Baldwin of Milford; Josiah Baldwin (twin); Nathaniel Baldwin; Samuel Baldwin, Sr. (twin); Elizabeth Porter and 8 others
Brother of Agnes Baldwin; Richard Baldwin; Mary Dudway; John Baldwin and Martha Baldwin

Occupation: Immigrated to America in 1638. Tailor.
Managed by: Hatte Anne Blejer
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About John Baldwin "Immigrant" of Milford, the first John Baldwin

Vital Statistics

Children with Mary Camp

  1. John Baldwin baptized 26 March 1643 Milford, CT
  2. Josiah Baldwin, twin baptized 26 March 1648 (possibly born 20 Mar 1642) Milford, CT
  3. Samuel Baldwin, twin baptised 26 March Milford, CT; died 1671
  4. Nathaniel Cooper Baldwin baptized 26 Mar 1648 Milford, CT
  5. Elizabeth Baldwin baptized: 19 Aug 1649 Milford, CT
  6. Joseph Baldwin b: 9 Nov 1651 in Milford, New Haven, Connecticut c: 1651

Children with Mary Bruen

  1. Mary Baldwin c: 17 Sep 1654 in Milford, New Haven, Connecticut
  2. Sarah Baldwin b: 25 Dec 1655 in Milford, New Haven, Connecticut c: 1655
  3. Abigail Baldwin b: 15 Nov 1658 in Milford, New Haven, Connecticut c: Apr 1659
  4. Obadiah Baldwin b: 29 Oct 1660 in Milford, New Haven, Connecticut
  5. George Baldwin b: 13 Jun 1662 in Milford, New Haven, Connecticut c: 28 Oct 1666 in Milford, New Haven, Connecticut
  6. Hannah Baldwin b: 20 Nov 1663 in Milford, New Haven, Connecticut
  7. Richard Baldwin b: 27 Sep 1666 in Milford, New Haven, Connecticut

Find A Grave gives his birth date as June 24, 1619]. We need to verify with NEGHS that this has a documentary source.

Sources

  1. Families of Early Milford By Susan Emma Woodruff Abbott, page 14.

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According to Edward Atwater:

JOHN BALDWIN (16__-1681) a son of Sylvester Baldwin (d. 1638), who died on the ship Martin in 1638 on the way to Boston, by his first wife, Mary (d. 1652), had seven or more children. He married ___, 1653, Mary Bruen, and by her had seven children, all of these latter through their mother trace back to royal lines and to William the Conqueror. Mary Bruen was a daughter of Obadiah Bruen (16060-168_), Stapleford, Cheshire, England. About 1667 or 1668 he removed to Newark, N.J., but returned to Milford where he died June, 1681. He was buried June 21, 1681. In his will, made May 24, 1681, he mentions all of his children except Samuel, Mary and Sarah, who had probably died before 1681.

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1. JOHN1 BALDWIN was born June 24, 1619 in Aston-Clinton, Bucks County, England, and died June 21, 1681 in Milford, Conn.. He married (1) MARY CAMP 1639, daughter of NICHOLAS CAMP and SARAH ELLIOTT. She was born Abt. 1619 in Hazing, Essex, England, and died Abt. 1652 in Milford, Conn.. He married (2) MARY BRUEN October 13, 1653, daughter of OBADIAH BRUEN and SARAH SEELEY. She was born June 12, 1634 in St. Julian's, Shrewsbury, England, and died September 02, 1670 in Milford, Ct..

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ID: I116 Name: John Baldwin Surname: Baldwin Given Name: John Sex: M Birth: ABT 1593 in Aston Clinton, Buckinghamshire, England Death: 21 Jun 1681 in Milford, New Haven, Connecticut Burial: Milford, New Haven, Connecticut Reference Number: 1024 _UID: 468F62A39AEDD6119804AF31BE9FBE4B2A47 Change Date: 22 Jun 2006 at 11:15:12

Father: John Baldwin b: ABT 1565 in Aston Clinton, Bucks, England Mother: Hannah Burchard b: ABT 1595 in Aston Clinton, Bucks, England

Marriage 1 Mary Camp b: ABT 1626 in Aston Clinton, Buckinghamshire, England Married: 1639 in Milford, New Haven, Connecticut Children

  1. John Baldwin b: ABT 1640 in Milford, New Haven, Connecticut c: 20 Mar 1648 in Milford, New Haven, Connecticut
  2. Josiah Baldwin b: 20 Mar 1642 in Milford, New Haven, Connecticut c: 20 Mar 1648 in Milford, New Haven, Connecticut
  3. Samuel Baldwin b: ABT 1645 in Milford, New Haven, Connecticut
  4. Nathaniel Cooper Baldwin b: Mar 1648 in Milford, New Haven, Connecticut c: 22 Mar 1648 in Milford, New Haven, Connecticut
  5. Elizabeth Baldwin b: 19 Jul 1649 in Milford, New Haven, Connecticut
  6. Joseph Baldwin b: 9 Nov 1651 in Milford, New Haven, Connecticut c: 1651

Marriage 2 Mary Bruen b: 14 Jun 1622 in Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England c: 14 Jun 1622 Married: 15 Aug 1653 in Milford, New Haven, Connecticut Children

  1. Mary Baldwin c: 17 Sep 1654 in Milford, New Haven, Connecticut
  2. Sarah Baldwin b: 25 Dec 1655 in Milford, New Haven, Connecticut c: 1655
  3. Abigail Baldwin b: 15 Nov 1658 in Milford, New Haven, Connecticut c: Apr 1659
  4. Obadiah Baldwin b: 29 Oct 1660 in Milford, New Haven, Connecticut
  5. George Baldwin b: 13 Jun 1662 in Milford, New Haven, Connecticut c: 28 Oct 1666 in Milford, New Haven, Connecticut
  6. Hannah Baldwin b: 20 Nov 1663 in Milford, New Haven, Connecticut
  7. Richard Baldwin b: 27 Sep 1666 in Milford, New Haven, Connecticut

-------------------- Colonial Daughters of the 17th Century (26031) -------------------- John Baldwin was born in Buckinghamshire, Eng. by 1612, as he is presumed of full age in 1633, the date of his Uncle Richard Baldwin's will. The name of his first wife was Mary Camp but whether he married her in England or America is unknown. She died between 1651, when the last child was born, and Aug. 15, 1652, when he married Mary Bruen. The Milford Conn. vital records read: "John Baldwin, Sr.' married (no date) Marie (Mary) Brewen, dau. of John, of Pequot. " Another copy of the Milford records reads: " Aug15-----. " As "Mary wife of John Baldwin, Sr." was admitted to the Milford church on April 30, 1653, the blank date must be 1652. John Bruen was a well-known English Puritan, which accounts for his mention in the marriage record, although he died in England. Pequot was the early name for New London, where Mary lived with her distinguished brother Obadiah Bruen. Mary was baptized at Tarvin, Cheshire, Eng. June 14, 1622, and died Sept. 2, 1670, in Milford, where John was buried June 21, 1681. John Baldwin was named in the wills of his grandmother, Alice Baldwin in 1622, his uncle Richard Baldwin, 1633, and his only brother Richard Baldwin in 1634. His brother Richard died unmarried and John probably inherited his estate, and that of his father, who died in 1637, before the group of Baldwins emigrated to New England. John therefore had assets to cover the expense of the voyage. These Baldwins came in the ship Martin which sailed in 1638. John, being the eldest John Baldwin on the ship (the other Johns being young boys) was undoubtedly the John Baldwin who witnessed the nuncupative will of Sylvester Baldwin, proved in Boston, Mass., July 4, 1639. This Sylvester, his cousin, died at sea but his wife and six children settled in New England, where the wife was one of the largest landholders. John Baldwin settled in Mildord, and he was Called "John Baldwin the settler" in the first list, not a "Free Planter", because he was not a member of the church. The fact that he and a number of others were not church members caused considerable controversy in Milford before the town was admitted to the New Haven Jurisdiction in 1643. However, it is said that although not a church member, and therefore not entitled to the franchise or to hold office, he did serve in some official capacity, which was quite unusual. On March 19, 1648, he did join the church and and four children baptized on the next Sunday, March 26, 1648. Being in good standing he was accepted as a freeman. His wife Mary was admitted April 30, 1653. His homestead in Milford was situated on original lot No. 13, on the map of 1646, on the "west side of the river." He was sergeant of the military company (train band) in 1658. (contained 2 acres , 1 rod and 10 poles) John's will, May 24, 1681, bequeathed to eldest son John, sons Josiah, Nathaniel, Joseph, George (to have 20 pounds which I desire should be layed out for the following up his trade,") Obadiah, and Richard; daughters Elizabeth Porter, Abigail Baldwin, Sarah and Hannah. The heirs, Joesph, Obadiah, Sarah and Hannah, submitted the inventory to arbitration in 1691, son Richard consenting to the decision. George, though living in Branford Conn. , is not mentioned in this document.

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John came to Boston in 1638 with his mother; lived in Milford in 1639, later to Newark, NJ in 1668, back to Milford and lived sometime in Deerfield. He joined the church of Milford 19 Mar 1648, was Sergeant of CT militia in 1658. His homestead was original lot #13 of Milford on the west side of the river, a little northwest of the town hall. His will was dated 24 Mar 1681 and he died before 5 July 1681. He was on the ship "Martin" in 1638. Munsell says he also lived at Stonington, CT. Remembered in the wills of his Grandmother in 1622 and Uncle in 1632/3 and brother in 1634. The late Mr. Chester {who made the remarkably successful investigation into the history of the Baldwin's in England, from which this line the main is taken says that afterning the Bond in 1637, no further trace of John is to be found in England}. As will be, his cousins, Baldwin's, Byran and Stonehill, emigrated to America and it is very likely he was the 'SETTLER" John Baldwin, in Milford, Conn.

John's homestead was original lot #13 in Milford on the Wes t side of the river, a littlehwest of the Town Hall, on th e premises now or lately occupied by Rev. Asa M. Train.s no t a "Free Planter," bit was a Settler, because he was no t a Church member. John,, joined the Church, March 1, 1648 . It seems that John Sr. of Milford was a cousin orw of Sy lvester who died on the Ship "Martin" in June or July of 16 38. John wasm Bucks County, as his childrens names were co mmon there.

Sources: Text: Nathaniel Baldwin and One Line of His Descen dants, by Byron A. Baldwin, originally published in New Eng land Genealogical and Historical Record, and reprinted in O Genealogies of Connecticut FamiliesÓ by Gary Boyd Roberts , published by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore , MD, 1983. Text: Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colon ists Who Came to America Before 1700, by Frederick Lewis We is, 7th edition published 1992 by Genealogical Publishing C o., Inc., Baltimore, MD

Text: "Ancestry of Obadiah and Mary Bruen", by Donald Line s Jacobus, The American Genealogist, volume 26, page 12 Tex t: OThe Descendants of Deacon Aaron Baldwin of North Branfo rd, Conn. 1724-1800 With a Brief Account of His Ancestors, Ó by George E. Baldwin, Forestville, NY Text: OGenealogica l and Family History of the State of Connecticut.,Ó publish ed in 1911 by Lewis Historical Publishing Company, NY -------------------- http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=geolarson2&id=I146070 -------------------- The Baldwin genealogy from 1500 to 1881 (1881)

Author: Baldwin, C. C. (Charles Candee), 1834-1895
Subject: Baldwin family
Publisher: Cleveland, O, [Leader printing company]
Possible copyright status: NOT_IN_COPYRIGHT

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John Baldwin "Immigrant" of Milford, the first John Baldwin's Timeline

1620
1620
Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, UK
1639
August 15, 1639
Age 19
Milford, New Haven Colony, (Present Connecticut), (Present USA)
1640
1640
Age 20
Milford, New Haven Colony, (Present Connecticut, (Present USA)
1644
1644
Age 24
Milford, CT, USA
1647
October 1647
Age 27
Milford, New Haven, Connecticut
1648
March 26, 1648
Age 28
Milford, New Haven Colony, (Present Connecticut), (Present USA)
1649
1649
Age 29
Milford, New Haven Colony, (Present Connecticut), (Present USA)
1651
November 9, 1651
Age 31
Milford, New Haven Colony, (Present Connecticut), (Present USA)
1653
August 15, 1653
Age 33
Milford, New Haven County, Connecticut Colony, (Present USA)
1654
September 17, 1654
Age 34
Milford, New Haven, Connecticut