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Abigail Stebbins (Burt)

Also Known As: "Ball", "Munn"
Birthdate: (69)
Birthplace: Haberton, Devon, England
Death: February 3, 1692 (65-73)
Springfield, Hampshire County (Present Hampden County), Province of Massachusetts
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Henry Burt, of Springfield and Eulalia Burt
Wife of Francis Ball, of Springfield; Capt. Benjamin Munn and Lieutenant Thomas Stebbins
Mother of Jonathan Ball, of Springfield; Samuel Ball; Thomas Ball; Daniel Munn; Abigail Stebbins and 6 others
Sister of Sarah Burt; Deacon Jonathan Burt; Andrew Burt; Samuel Burt; Isaac Burt and 12 others

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About Abigail Stebbins

Chamberlain Family has her birth about 1655 in Springfield and married to Thomas Stebbins son Samuel Wright Stebbins.

BIOGRAPHY: Court Appearance; 11 Jan 1640/41; Springfield, Hampden Co., MA 17. Found guilty of two misdemeanors in promising to marry John Hobell after her father had refused permission and for attemping 'fornication'. Sentenced to be whipted by the Constable.

With her brother Jonathan, she was a witness in the witchcraft proceedings against Hugh/1 Parsons at Springfield, 1649-51. "In the ridiculous and senseless testimony in the case, the clear and unimpeachable testimony of Jonathan and his sister Abigail Munn, contrasts brightly with the statements of some of the other witnesses. They do not appear to be affected by the prevalent delusion, but confined themselves to facts." ( Burt, Life & Times of Henry Burt, 117-118.)

DEATH: Some references have death on Feb. 3, 1692. Famous Political US Leaders has death on June 2, 1707 but has burial in 1692. Bradley, Collette et al, Jacobus and Descendants of Rowland Stebbins have death on June 2, 1707.


Bradley, Collette et al has marriage on April 2.

Marriage Contract; 12 Apr 1649; Springfield, Hampden Co., MA. "Know allmen that whereas there is a marriage intended to be this day sollomnised between the widdow Ball and Benjamin Mun of Hartford: That the said Widdow Ball in the presence and with the consent of the said Benjamin doth condition to pay fourteene pounds in such pay as shall be estemed worth fourteene pounds to be paid to the two sonns of the said widdow that is to say eight pounds to Jonathan Ball now about 4 yere ould and six pounds ot Samuell Ball now about the age of a yere to be paid to them when they shall accomplish the age of twenty yeres and in case either of them dye the other is to have all the said 14Ð: provided also that if the said Benjamin shall put out the said boyes to be apprentises to some trade then he shall lay our their said portions for thier accommodation and so shall be freed of the said payment at 20 yeares of age and the said Benjamin doth acknowledge himself to stand bound in the some of 20Ð for the true performance of the said conditions: and uppon this their agreement I do give them leave to proceed in mariage:

The marke of Benjamim X Mun in the presence of me William Pynchon

See the New England Ball Project for links to Winston Churchill beginning with the link for Abigail (Burt) Ball:


Abigail (Burt) Ball is Winston Churchill's 6th Great Grandmother. She also provides the connection to the Bliss family, since her sister Patience (Burt) Bliss was married to John Bliss with the Burt sister's parents forming the common set of Great Grandparents linking Bliss and Burt descendent Cousins.

Abigail Burt let a very colorful life and she had two other husbands after Francis Ball of Springfield, Benjamin Munn in 1649 and Thomas Stebbins in 1676. See the full geni.com link for more Abigail Burt stories:

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Abigail Stebbins's Timeline

Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States
Chesham, Buckinghamshire, England, UK
Haberton, Devon, England
October 6, 1645
Age 22
Springfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, United States
Age 23
North Carolina, USA
March 16, 1648
Age 25
Springfield, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony, United States
June 28, 1650
Age 27
Springfield, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony
February 8, 1652
Age 29
Springfield, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony