Robert Paddock (1584 - 1650) MP

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Birthplace: Stephenstown, Balrothery Parish, Dublin, Ireland
Death: Died in Plymouth,Plymouth,Massachusetts,USA
Occupation: Blacksmith
Managed by: Gary Fisher
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About Robert Paddock

Yes, Robert Paddock (1584-1650) is my 10x great grandfather. I'm descended from him through his son Zachariah, grandson Zachariah, great-grandson Ichabod, 2x great grandson Thomas, 3x great granddaughter Jane Lucas. This is the info I have on him:

Robert Paddock was born 1583/4 according to America records. He is recorded as being born in Stephenstown, Balrothery Parish, County Dublin, Ireland, younger son of John Paddock, blacksmith of Stephenstown and later of Tullygovan near Killany, Barony of Ardee, County Louth, Ireland by his wife Jane Jennings.

Robert died intestate at Plymouth, July 25, 1650 according to Plymouth Colony Records. Though he made no will, his widow Mary cofirmed in November 1650 that on his death bed Robert had granted the guardianship of his son John to Captain Thomas Willet, who was later Mayor of New York. "Whereas Robert Padduk of Plym: lately decease did on his death bed give and dispose his sonne John Paddock aged about (F)give years unto Captaine Tho: Willet to bee att his desposing and under his guidance as his won child: These presents doe therefore wittness that Mary Padduck the wife of said Robert Padduck doth condesend unto and allow of the said acte of her Said husband in the disposing of her Said sonne John to Captain Willet as aforesaid In Witness of the promises shee the Said Mary hath hereunto sett her hand and given way to have this present said writing entered upon publick Record." Mary Paddock then signed this by making her mark (an M).

The name of the ship and the year of his emigration remain unknown. He may well have been in Plymouth by 1632, there having been two of his children entered in the Plymouth Colony Records born before 1636. In Plymouth Colony, Robert was a blacksmith and at one time a constable. Robert Paddock was the Patriarch of the Paddock family in America.

Robert Paddock was one of the pilgrim Fathers, he was one of the early settlers of Plymouth, and was a smith by trade. He had a son, Zachariah, born in 1636. Robert Paddock was probably a relative of Captain Leonard Peddock who was master of one of the ships that came to Plymouth in 1622, it being frequently the case in those times that names were mis-spelled. This is the origin of the name of Peddock's Island at the entrance of Boston Harbor. Branches of this family at the Revolutionary period were to be found in various parts of New England, New Jersey, and South Carolina. Adino Paddock was the son of John and Rebecca (Thatcher) Paddock; was born 14 March 1727, and was baptized in the First Church, Harwich, 31 March, 1728

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   Robert Paddock was born 1583/4 according to America records. He is recorded as being born in Stephenstown, Balrothery Parish, County Dublin, Ireland, younger son of John Paddock, blacksmith of Stephenstown and later of Tullygovan near Killany, Barony of Ardee, County Louth, Ireland by his wife Jane Jennings.
   Robert died intestate at Plymouth, July 25, 1650 according to Plymouth Colony Records. Though he made no will, his widow Mary cofirmed in November 1650 that on his death bed Robert had granted the guardianship of his son John to Captain Thomas Willet, who was later Mayor of New York. "Whereas Robert Padduk of Plym: lately decease did on his death bed give and dispose his sonne John Paddock aged about (F)give years unto Captaine Tho: Willet to bee att his desposing and under his guidance as his won child: These presents doe therefore wittness that Mary Padduck the wife of said Robert Padduck doth condesend unto and allow of the said acte of her Said husband in the disposing of her Said sonne John to Captain Willet as aforesaid In Witness of the promises shee the Said Mary hath hereunto sett her hand and given way to have this present said writing entered upon publick Record." Mary Paddock then signed this by making her mark (an M).
   The name of the ship and the year of his emigration remain unknown. He may well have been in Plymouth by 1632, there having been two of his children entered in the Plymouth Colony Records born before 1636. In Plymouth Colony, Robert was a blacksmith and at one time a constable. Robert Paddock was the Patriarch of the Paddock family in America.
   Robert Paddock was one of the pilgrim Fathers, he was one of the early settlers of Plymouth, and was a smith by trade. He had a son, Zachariah, born in 1636. Robert Paddock was probably a relative of Captain Leonard Peddock who was master of one of the ships that came to Plymouth in 1622, it being frequently the case in those times that names were mis-spelled. This is the origin of the name of Peddock's Island at the entrance of Boston Harbor. Branches of this family at the Revolutionary period were to be found in various parts of New England, New Jersey, and South Carolina. Adino Paddock was the son of John and Rebecca (Thatcher) Paddock; was born 14 March 1727, and was baptized in the First Church, Harwich, 31 March, 1728

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Robert Paddock was born 1583/4 according to America records. He is recorded as being born in Stephenstown, Balrothery Parish, County Dublin, Ireland, younger son of John Paddock, blacksmith of Stephenstown and later of Tullygovan near Killany, Barony of Ardee, County Louth, Ireland by his wife Jane Jennings.

Irish Huguenot blacksmith Robert PADDOCK, b. ca 1584 in Stephenstown, County Dublin

Robert first married Mary Holmes and second Mary Trine.

"On his deathbed, Robert Paddock placed his youngest son John with Captain Willett [Ply. Col. Deeds, 1:198], his wife Mary [Trine] consenting, and this she confirmed after his death, 19 Nov. 1650

"I'm using the 1968 reprint of the 12 volume set of Plymouth Colony records edited by Shurtleff and usually referred to as PCR. PCR 8:25 (Births, Marriages, and Deaths) lists "some of the Children of Robert Paddocke, deceased."

Those listed are Zachariah, 20 Mar. 1636; Mary, 10 Mar. 1638; Allis, 7 Mar, 1640; John, 1 Apr. 1643. (Remember, these dates would be "old style.")"

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Robert married Mary Trine Oct 20, 1646 so all the above children are Robert's with Mary Holmes. Mary Holmes was born in Louth, Ireland. Robert's children with Mary Trine Palmer were George and Susannah.

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There is apparently no conclusive proof that Robert is the son of John Paddock and Jane Jennings; however, both John and Robert were blacksmiths, and Robert's children shared names with those of John's family and descendents.

Died intestate, but a document in November 1650 has widow Mary confirming that son John, age 5, is to go to the guardianship of Capt. Thomas Willet.

After Robert's death, his children were listed in the Plymouth vital records along with his surrogate son (and eventual son-in-law) William Palmer. The mystery about this William Palmer is detailed in an article in the Colonial Genealgist which notes that there were apparently two Williams born to William Palmer, Sr. - one in 1634, the other posthumously in 1638, who claimed his inheritance at age 21 on 29 Apr 1659. Since if the 1634 William were the son of William, Jr. b. 1612, he would have been born only 3 months after the marriage, that seems an unlikely solution for a Puritan community. One possibility is that the father is indeed William, Jr (or I suppose, anyone), by servant Mary Trine (who joined the Palmer household after Sarah Palmer Rowley died). In order to protect his son, William Sr. married the young Mary and arranged with his friend Robert Paddock to care for the child. William's will mentions his young wife and a coming heir. The inventory also shows a debt to goodwife Paddock "for the child". The theory is that the earlier child was officially disowned, but William was providing for his care. To add yet another wrinkle to this story, Mary Trine Palmer then married Robert Paddock!

576. Curfman, Robert Joseph, Paddock Genealogy: Descendants of Robert Paddock of Plymouth, Ft. Collins, CO, 1977, (NEHGS

321. "The Circumstantial Evidendence Leading to a Possible Solution to the "Palmer-Paddock Puzzle"," The Colonial Genealogist, Vol XII, No. 1-2, The Augustan Society, 1984.

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b. 16 Sept 1583 in Stephenstown, County Dublin Ireland

Inherited his father's blacksmith shop before immigrating to the colonies about 1634. Served as a blacksmith to the Plymouth Colony led by Capt. Miles Standish. Appointed Constable of the town of Plymouth 1646.

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Taken from notes entitled "Paternal Lineage of Alton Edwin Paddock" written by Alton Edwin Paddock: "Generation I. Robert Paddock (at Plymouth Colony and Duxbury) (1583-1650)". -------------------- Robert Paddock was born 1583-4 according to American records. He is recorded as being born in Stephenstown, Balrothery Parish, County Dublin, Ireland, younger son of John Paddock, blacksmith of Stephenstown and later of Tullygovan near Killany, Barony of Ardee, Couth Louth, Ireland by his wife Jane Jennings.

Robert died intestate at Plymouth, July 25, 1650 according to Plymouth Colony Records. Though he made no will, his widow Mary confirmed in November 1650 that on his death bed Robert had granted the guardianship of his son John to Captain Thomas Willet, who was later Mayor of NewYork. "Whereas Robert Padduk of Plym: lately decease did on his death bed give and dispose his sonne John Paddock aged about give years unto Captaine Tho: Willet to bee att his desposing and under his guidance as his own child: These presents doe therefore wittness that Mary Padduck the wife of said Robert Padduck doth condesend unto and allow of the said acte of her Said husband in the disposing of her Said sonne John to Captain Willet as aforesaid In Witness of the promises shee the Said Mary hath hereunto sett her hand and given way to have this present said writing entered upon publick Record." Mary Paddock then signed this by making her mark (an M). Robert inherited the blacksmith shop of his father in Kallany in the will of his mother made at Killany, May 15, 1607.

The name of the ship and the year of his emigration remain unknown. He may well have been in Plymouth by 1632, there having been two of his children entered in the Plymouth Colony Records born before 1636. In Plymouth Colony Robert was a blacksmith and at one time a constable. Robert Paddock was the Patriarch of the Paddock family in America.

Robert Paddock was one of the Pilgrim Fathers, he was one of the early settlers of Plymouth, and was a smith by trade. He had a son, Zachariah, born in 1636, who was the ancestor of the subject of this sketch. Robert Paddock was probably a relative of Captain Leonard Peddock who was master of one of the ships that came to Plymouth in 1622, it being frequently the case in those times that names were mis-spelled. This is the origin of the name of Peddock's Island at the entrance of Boston Harbor. Branches of this family at the Revolutionary period were to be found in various parts of New England, New Jersey, and South Carolina. Adino Paddock was the son of John and Rebecca (Thatcher) Paddock; was born March 14, 1727, and was baptized in the First Church, Harwich, March 31, 1728.

Source: http://www.laddfamily.com/15344.htm

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Robert Paddock of Plymouth Colony's Timeline

1584
September 16, 1584
Stephenstown, Balrothery Parish, Dublin, Ireland
1602
April 3, 1602
Age 17
1630
October 12, 1630
Age 46
1635
March 20, 1635
Age 50
Yarmouth, (Present Barnstable County), Plymouth Colony (Present Massachusetts), (Present USA)
1650
July 25, 1650
Age 65
Plymouth,Plymouth,Massachusetts,USA
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Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States