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Balthazar DeWolf

Also Known As: "de Wolf", "Belshazar", "Balthazer", "Balthasar"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Zagan, Żagań County, Lubusz Voivodeship, Poland
Death: after 1696
Lyme, New London County, Province of Connecticut, Colonial America
Immediate Family:

Husband of Alice DeWolf
Father of Joseph de Wolfe; Edward DeWolfe; Stephen de Wolfe; Simon DeWolfe; Hannah Stone and 7 others

Occupation: Emigrated to Lyme, CT; Connecticut Volunteers, King Phillip's War, Scrivener, Attorney, Horsebreeder & Tavern Keeper
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About Balthazar DeWolf

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Balthazar DeWOLFF was born in 1620 in Sagan, Selesia [unproven] He died in 1696 [date an estimate] in Lyme, New London Co., CT. He was a Scrivener, Attorney, Horse Breeder & Tavern Keeper. He was elected as Town Committeeman.


Family

Birth place is shown as Zagan', Silesia, Prussia. It was not considered part of Germany until after 1945. No evidence presented to support this birth place.

He married Alice.

  • Church of England. Parish Church of Ketton Title Bishop's transcripts,1561-1842 (Alice Peck) NAME: ALICE (De Wolf) (#185) (no evidence presented to support her as Alice Peck)
  • Torrey, Clarence A.: New England Marriages Prior to 1700 p. 218
  • Marriage 1 Balthazar DE WOLF b: 1621 Married: 1645 in Connecticut

Their Children

  • 1. Edward Nathan DE WOLF b: 1646 in Guilford, Connecticut
  • 2. Stephen DE WOLF b: 1650 in Guildford, Connecticut
  • 3. Simon DE WOLF b: 1650 in Guilford, Connecticut
  • 4. Hannah DE WOLF b: 1652 in Middletown, Connecticut
  • 5. Marah DE WOLF b: 20 OCT 1656 in Middletown, Middlesex, Connecticut
  • 6. Child DE WOLF b: 1661 in East Saybrook, New London, Connecticut
  • 7. Susanna DE WOLF b: 22 DEC 1664 in Saybrook, Middlesex, Connecticut
  • 8. Alice DE WOLF b: ABT. 1666 in Lyme, New London, Connecticut
  • 9. Joseph DE WOLF b: APR 1668 in Lyme, New London, Connecticut
  • 10. Peter DE WOLF b: ABT. 1670 in Lyme, New London, Connecticut

notes

From http://www.parsonstech.com/genealogy/trees/bwagner/d222.htm

The first record of Balthazar is at Wethersfield, CT in 1656-64. In 1668 he and his three sons, Edward, Simon and Stephen are recorded as members of the training band at Lyme. There is also a record that one Nicholas Jennings was indicted for witchcraft in "causing the death of the wife of Regnold Marvin and a child of Balthasar de Wolf."

He owned property in Lyme & Saybrook very early in the history of the colony.The first mention of his name is found in the records of 'A Perticular Court In Hartford, Conn.' [5Mar] 1656. He was in Weathersfield, CT (probably on a temporary visit) and was arrested: among the 'names of those presented for smoaking in the streets contra to law' appears the name of 'Balthasar de Woolfe'. The court fined him ... and as tradition has it ... he paid his fine, lit his pipe, & went out ! He was also a member of the local militia.

He lived in Wethersfield, CT in 1664, & then moved to Lyme, New London, CT in 1668. He became a member of the town train band in 1678 (along with sons Edward, Simon & Stephen).

He was married to Alice PECK in 1645 in Guilford, CT. Alice PECK was born in 1625 in England. She died in 1689 in Lyme, New London Co., CT.


Balthazar "Belshazar, Balthazer, Balthasar" DeWolf formerly de Wolf

  • Born about 1620 in Silesia
  • Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown] [sibling%28s%29 unknown]
  • Husband of Alice (Unknown) DeWolf — married 1645 [location unknown]
  • Father of Joseph DeWolf, Edward DeWolf, Simon (DeWolfe) DeWolf, Stephen DeWolf, Mary M. (DeWolf) Griswold, Susannah (DeWolf) Huntley and Alice (DeWolf) Comstock
  • Died after 1696 in Lyme, New London Co., Connecticu

Disputed Origins

Balthazar DeWolf is shown in many online internet sites as having married Alice Peck, daughter of William Peck, born in 1625. Her birth location is provided as either near London, England, or in Guilford, Connecticut. None of this information is substantiated. While it is certain that Balthazar married Alice, her last name has not been proven to be Peck. Please do not attach Alice Peck to him as his spouse without quality source documentation.

For further information about Alice (Unknown) Balthazar and her disputed origins see Alice DeWolf. Biography

One could speculate on origins for the surname 'Wolf' other than the heroic intercession of a sword to save a French king's life, as has been related elsewhere. As for Balthazar's origins, other sources say he was a younger son looking for prospects in the New World and no one knew much about his past except that he had spent some time at sea--another pirate in the family perhaps? His grandson Charles was said to have taken up piracy and slave trading to earn his fortune. Note that Balthazar and his wife brought a charge of witchcraft against a neighbor.

Quote from another source:

The first record of Balthazar is at Wethersfield, CT in 1656-64. In 1668 he and his three sons, Edward, Simon and Stephen are recorded as members of the training band at Lyme. There is also a record that one Nicholas Jennings was indicted for witchcraft in "causing the death of the wife of Regnold Marvin and a child of Balthasar de Wolf."

He owned property in Lyme & Saybrook very early in the history of the colony. The first mention of his name is found in the Hartford court records in 1656. He was in Wethersfield, CT (probably on a temporary visit) and was arrested for smoking on the street. The court fined him ... and as tradition has it ... he paid his fine, lit his pipe & went out ! He was also a member of the local militia.

He lived in Wethersfield, CT in 1664, & then moved to Lyme, CT in 1668. He became a member of the town train band in 1678 (along with sons Edward, Simon & Stephen).

Balthazar married Alice (Unknown) by 1646 in Wethersfield/Lyme, Connecticut.[1] In no documents found is her maiden name ever identified, although some uncited sources suggest she was a Peck.

Occupation

Scrivener, Attorney, Horsebreeder & Tavern Keeper

Sources

  • Torrey's New England Marriages Prior to 1700, page 9488
  • The Ely ancestry : lineage of Richard Ely of Plymouth, England, who came to Boston, Mass., about 1655, & settled at Lyme, Conn. in 1660, by Moses S. Beach and Rev. William Ely, published 1902, page 58-59.
  • Family Histories and Genealogies, Volume Second, by Elbridge Salisbury and Eveleyn McCurdy Salisbury, 1892.
  • Charles D'Wolf, Chapter III, by Rev. Calbraith B. Perry, D.D., 1902

The first record of Balthazar is at Wethersfield, CT in 1656-64. In 1668 he and his three sons, Edward, Simon and Stephen are recorded as members of the training band at Lyme. There is also a record that one Nicholas Jennings was indicted for witchcraft in "causing the death of the wife of Regnold Marvin and a child of Balthazar de Wolf."

He owned property in Lyme and Saybrook very early in the history of the colony. The first mention of his name is found in the Harford court records in 1656. He was in Weathersfield, CT (probably on a temporary visit) and was arrested for smoking on the street. The court fined him...and as tradition has it...he paid his fine, lit his pipe and went out! He was also a member of the local militia.

He lived in Wethersfield, CT in 1664, and then moved to Lyme, CT in 1668. He became a member of the town train band in 1678 (along with sons Edward, Simon and Stephen).

He was married to Alice Peck in 1645 in Guilford, CT. Alice Peck was born in 1625 in Eng.. She died in 1689 in Lyme, New London, CT.

1673 Relieved from military 1673 served as Grand Juror 1677 Elected Lyme CT Town Committeeman



Disputed Origins Balthazar DeWolf's birthplace and birth date is frequently cited as 1620 in Sagan, Selsia, however, there is no documentation of this claim to be found. The first record of Balthazar is from 1656, some 30 years from his speculated birth.

Balthazar DeWolf is shown in many online internet sites as having married Alice Peck, daughter of William Peck, born in 1625. Her birth location is provided as either near London, England, or in Guilford, Connecticut. None of this information is substantiated. While it is certain that Balthazar married Alice, her last name has not been proven to be Peck. Please do not attach Alice Peck to him as his spouse without quality source documentation.

Biography One could speculate on origins for the surname 'Wolf' other than the heroic intercession of a sword to save a French king's life, as has been related elsewhere. As for Balthazar's origins, other sources say he was a younger son looking for prospects in the New World and no one knew much about his past except that he had spent some time at sea--another pirate in the family perhaps? His grandson Charles was said to have taken up piracy and slave trading to earn his fortune. Note that Balthazar and his wife brought a charge of witchcraft against a neighbor. Quote from another source: The first record of Balthazar is at Wethersfield, CT in 1654-66. In 1668 he and his three sons, Edward, Simon and Stephen are recorded as members of the training band at Lyme. There is also a record that one Nicholas Jennings was indicted for witchcraft in "causing the death of the wife of Regnold Marvin and a child of Balthasar de Wolf." He owned property in Lyme & Saybrook very early in the history of the colony. The first mention of his name is found in the Hartford court records in 1656. He was in Wethersfield, CT (probably on a temporary visit) and was arrested for smoking on the street. The court fined him ... and as tradition has it ... he paid his fine, lit his pipe & went out ! He was also a member of the local militia. He lived in Wethersfield, CT in 1664, & then moved to Lyme, CT in 1668. He became a member of the town train band in 1678 (along with sons Edward, Simon & Stephen). Balthazar married Alice (Unknown) by 1646 in Wethersfield/Lyme, Connecticut.[1] In no documents found is her maiden name ever identified, although some uncited sources suggest she was a Peck. Balthazar DeWolfe and his wife Alice (last name unknown) had the following known children:[2]

Edward, b 1646; d Mar 24, 1712; served as a soldier in King Philip's War; m Rebecca last name unknown Simon, b about 1648; d 1695 Stephen, b 1650; d 1702; served as a soldier in King Philip's War; m (1) unknown, m(2) Hannah unknown Mary, b 1656; d 1724; m (1) Thomas Lee; m (2) Mathew Griswold, 1705 Susannah, m (1) Henry Champion, Apr 1684; m (2) John Huntley Joseph (probably), estate administered, 1720 Occupation Scrivener, Attorney, Horsebreeder & Tavern Keeper Sources ↑ Torrey's New England Marriages Prior to 1700, page 9488 ↑ Mackenzie, George Norbury, and Nelson Osgood Rhoades, editors. Colonial Families of the United States of America: in Which is Given the History, Genealogy and Armorial Bearings of Colonial Families Who Settled in the American Colonies From the Time of the Settlement of Jamestown, 13th May, 1607, to the Battle of Lexington, 19th April, 1775. 7 volumes. 1912. Reprinted, Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1966, 1995. Reference Volume 3, page 155. Accessed via Ancestry Feb 20, 2019 The Ely ancestry : lineage of Richard Ely of Plymouth, England, who came to Boston, Mass., about 1655, & settled at Lyme, Conn. in 1660, by Moses S. Beach and Rev. William Ely, published 1902, page 58-59. Family Histories and Genealogies, Volume Second, by Elbridge Salisbury and Eveleyn McCurdy Salisbury, 1892. Perry, Calbraith B Charles d'Wolf of Guadalupe, his ancestors and decendants : being a complete genealogy of the Rhode Island D'Wolf's, the descendants of Simon De Wold, with their common descent from Balthasar De Wolf, of Lyme, Conn. (1668), with a bibliographical introduction and appendices on the Nova Scotian de Wolfs and other allied families, published 1902. Reference pages 83, 107+

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Balthazar DeWolf's Timeline

1621
1621
Zagan, Żagań County, Lubusz Voivodeship, Poland
1646
1646
Lyme, New London, Ct
1646
New Haven, New Haven Colony, (Present Connecticut), (Present USA)
1648
1648
Wethersfield, Connecticut Colony
1650
1650
Weatherfield, Hartford, Connecticut, Wethersfield, Hartford County, CT, United States
1652
1652
Middleton, Connecticut
1653
1653
Lyme, New London, Ct
1656
October 20, 1656
Middleton, Connecticut
1661
September 5, 1661
Lyme, Connecticut