Robert Carver (c.1594 - 1680) MP

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Birthplace: Boston, Lincolnshire, England
Death: Died in Marshfield, Plymouth, MA, USA
Occupation: Sawyer of Duxbury
Managed by: Thomas Edward Shirley
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About Robert Carver

The cranberry capital of Carver, Massachusetts is said to be named for him.

Robert Carver [a] b prob. 1594, prob Boston, Lincolnshire, England, d Apr 1680, Marshfield, Plymouth, MA. He md Christian Turner 4 Aug 1617, Wiltshire, England. She was b 1596, prob Wiltshire, England, d abt 22 Jul 1658, Marshfield, Plymouth, MA.

Children of Robert Carver and Christian Turner were:

  1. Elizabeth Carver b abt 1632.
  2. John Carver b abt 1636


  • a. Robert Carver was born in England in 1594 and came to Marshfield in Plymouth Colony as early as 1638, where on 3 Sep he was listed as a proprietor there. He appears on the list of those able to bear arms in 1643, and was admitted a freeman 7 Jun 1648. He also served as a juryman and held various town offices. His occupation is gleaned from a 1640 land record, in which Edmond Hawes sold to Robert Carver, sawyer, of Duxbury, ten acres of upland, "with all his labours in and aboute the same, the consideration being 2000 feet of sawn boards". He died in April of 1680, being aged 85 years. While many print sources state he was brother, or nephew to, Gov. John Carver, there is no evidence to support this.


  • GL: The Richardson Memoral, by John Adams Vinton, 1876, p. 80; The Descendants of John Porter, Vol I, by Henry Porter Andrews, 1893, p 94, p 140, New England Families Genealogical and Memoral, Third Series, Vol IV, p 2042; Genealogies of Mayflower Families, A-F, Robert Carver of Marshfield, Mass., and Some of His Descendants, comp. by William Jones, pp 428-433.

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-------------------- Immigration 1638 Nephew of John Carver a Mayflower passenger

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Robert Carver's Timeline

Boston, Lincolnshire, England
August 4, 1617
Age 23
Lydiard Millicent Parish, Wiltshire, England
Age 42
Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, United States
June 23, 1637
Age 43
Duxbury, Plymouth, MA, USA
Age 44
April 1680
Age 86
Marshfield, Plymouth, MA, USA
April 1680
Age 86
Marshfield, Plymouth, MA, USA