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William Sargent, Reverend

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Courteenhall, Northamptonshire, England
Death: Died in Barnstable,Barnstable,Massachusetts,USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Roger Sargent, Mayor of Northampton; Roger Sargent; Ellen Sargent and Ellen Sargent
Husband of Hannah Sargent; Marie Sargent and Sarah Sargent (Minshall)
Father of Hannah Felch; Elizabeth Sargent; Infant Sarah Sargent; John Sargent, Sr.; Ruth Chipman and 2 others
Brother of Daniel Sargent; Sarah Sargent; Anna Sargent; Samuel Sargent; Mary Banks (Sargent) and 6 others

Occupation: Deacon and lay preacher, Reverend
Managed by: Jocelynn Elaine Oakes
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About William Sargent, Reverend

Reverend William Sargent was born 20 Jun 1602 in Courteenhall, Northampton, England, christened 20 Jun 1602 in Courteenhall, Northampton, England, and died 16 Dec 1682 (Alternate: 4 April 1683) in Barnstable, Barnstable, Massachusetts. His will was written on 9 March 1679/80 [9], proven on 3 March 1682/3 and devised to his wife and six children[13].

Parents: Roger Sargent (b. ca 1530-1595/6) and Ellen Makernes

Married:

  1. abt 1627 in All Saints, Northampton, Northamptonshire, England to Hannah (-d. 1632). Her parents are not known. She was buried on 25 September 1632 in All Saints, Northampton, Northamptonshire, England [6,14].
  2. abt 1634 in All Saints, Northampton, Northamptonshire, England to Mary, also known as Marie (-d ca 1637). Her parents are not known. She died circa 1637 in Northampton, Northamptonshire, England[6].
  3. before 17 March 1638 in Charlestown, Suffolk, Massachusetts, to Sarah. Her parents are not known. She was admitted to the church at Charlestown on 17 March 1638/9.

4 children of Hannah and William Sargent include:

  1. Elizabeth bap. 3 July 1628; d. January 1628. Died young.
  2. Hannah bap. 13 July 1629; came to New England with her father.
  3. Elizabeth bap. 12 September 1630; came to New England with her father.
  4. Mary bap. 2 Sept. 1632; probably died in infancy.

2 children of Marie and William Sargent include:

  1. Sarah bap. 26 October 1635; probably died in infancy.
  2. Marie bap. 22 January 1637 in All Saints, Northampton, Northampton, England. She died in Lynn, Essex, Massachusetts on 30 November 1671. She married Allen Breed (1626-1707, son of Allen Breen and Elizabeth Wheeler.

3 children of Sarah and William Sargent include:

  1. Sarah
  2. John born in 1639 and baptized in Charlestown, Suffolk co., MA on 8d:10m(December):1639.
  3. Ruth born in 28d:8m(October):1642 in Charlestown, Suffolk co., MA
  4. Samuel was born on 3d:1m(March):1644/5 in Charlestown, Suffolk co., MA

Brief Biography

William was first a haberdasher. When he migrated to New England, he became first a deacon and later a lay preacher at Malden, Middlesex co., MA and Barnstable, Plymouth co., MA[6,9]. Even though he was a lay preacher, he is commonly referred to as "Reverend William Sargent". He was admitted to the church in Charlestown, Suffolk co., MA on 10 March 1638/9[9,13]. His migration from his English established life and subsequent occupation as a lay preacher seem to indicate that William became a rather staunch Puritan.

From the Sargent Genealogy (1895):

William Sargent, the ancestor of the family in America, came from Northhampton, in England, to Charlestown, in New England, with his third wife, Sarah, and two daughters by his forst wife, in the year 1638.

The plantation at Salem had been begun in 1628 by John Endicott and others, who came over from England to make preparations for the settlement of the Massachusetts Bay Colony. Several persons by his permission travelled in a westerly direction about twelve miles through the woods, and came to a neck of land between the Charles and Mystic Rivers, called by the natives Mishawum, which was 'full of Indians of the Aberginian tribe.' Having obtained consent of the Sagamore, they settled ther and agreed to call the new settlement "Charlestown." As early as 1629 Ralph Sprague and others, living in Charlestown, crossed the river to explore the country, and found an 'uncouth wilderness,' inhabited by the Pawtucket Indians. A settlement was afterwards made at "Mystic Side" -- that is, on the north side of Mystic River -- as part of Charlestown; and William Sargent and his family made their domicile there. He was admitted to the Church in Charlestown, March 10, 1638/39; and his wife was admitted the following Sunday. He was made a freeman of Massachesetts Bay Colony the same year.

...In 1649 a new town was set off from Charlestown, on Mystic Side, as a separate town, and named Malden, probably from Malden, in Essex County, England...William Sargent was lay preacher there (from1648 to 1650)....

William Sargent removed to Barnstable probably in 1656 or 1657; for he was in Malden in August, 1655, and in Barnstable the '29th of the 4th month 1658," as appears by a power of attorney given by him to Joseph Hills; and he was made a freeman of Plymouth Colony in 1657. He was a preacher in Barnstable.

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   From "Sargent Genealogy" Aaron Sargent 1891:
   

Father: Roger Sargent b: ABT 1562 in Northhamptonshire, England Mother: <Living>

Father: Roger Sargent b: ABT 1562 in Northhamptonshire, England Mother: Ellen Makerness b: BEF 24 NOV 1564 in Northhamptonshire, England

Marriage 1 <Living>

Marriage 2 <Living>

Marriage 3 <Living>

Children

  1. Has No Children <Living>
  2. Has Children John Sargent b: DEC 1639 in Charlestown, Mass. c: 08 DEC 1639 in baptised
  3. Has No Children <Living>

Marriage 4 Sarah Minshall b: ABT 1609 in Whitchurch, Salop, England

   * Married: ABT 1638

Children

  1. Has Children John Sargent b: DEC 1639 in Charlestown, Mass. c: 08 DEC 1639 in baptised

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-------------------- William was made freeman in Northampton July 20, 1626, and was senior bailiff 1632-33. He came to New England in 1638.

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Rev. William Sargent's Timeline

1602
June 20, 1602
Courteenhall, Northamptonshire, England
June 20, 1602
Courteenhall, Northampton, England
June 20, 1602
Courteenhall, Northampton, England
June 20, 1602
June 20, 1602
Courteenhall, Northampton, England
June 20, 1602
Courteenhall, Northampton, England
1602
Northampton, England
1626
July 20, 1626
Age 24
Northampton, UK
1627
1627
Age 24
Northampton, Northamptonshire, England
1629
July 13, 1629
Age 27
Courteenhall, Nothamptonshire, England