Dea. John Upham

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John Upham

Also Known As: "Deacon John Upham"
Birthplace: Bicton, Devon, England
Death: February 25, 1681 (80-88)
Malden, Middlesex, Massachusetts
Place of Burial: Malden, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Richard Upham, of Bicton and Maria Upham
Husband of Elizabeth Upham and Katherine Holland
Father of John Upham, Jr.; Nathaniel Upham; Elizabeth Welch; Hannah Upham; Lt. Phineas Upham and 4 others
Brother of Frances Ebdon; Thomas Upham; Joane Martin; Judith Martin; Sarah Ormsby (Upham) and 2 others

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About Dea. John Upham

John Upham, "the Immigrant," of Malden, MA (1597- ?)

John Upham was one of the first settlers of the town. He was born in 1597, and probably came to this country in 1635. He first settled in Weymouth, which town he represented several times in the General Court. In 1642 we find him one of the Commissioners to treat with the Indians. He removed to Malden a few years afterwards; and was Selectman in the town as early as 1651, and at other subsequent times. He was also several times appointed Commissioner by the Supreme Court, for ending small causes in Malden. He was often Moderator of the town meetings. He was also a deacon of the church for at least twenty years. The following is the inscription on his tombstone, which is near the centre of the old church yard in Malden:

"Here lyes the body of John Upham, aged 84; died Feb. 25, 1681."



  1. Anderson's Great Migration Study Project
  2. Upham genealogy the descendants of John Upham, of Massachusetts, who came from England in 1635 and lived in Weymouth and Malden : embracing over five hundred heads of families, extending into the tenth generation by F.K. Upham. Published 1892 by J. Munsell's Sons in Albany, N.Y . Written in English. Page 34.
  3. Winchester Notes (Google eBook) Fanny Winchester Hotchkiss. Tuttle, Morehouse & Taylor Company, 1912 - Winchester family - 367 pages. Page 58. "Upham Lineage." "To prove John Upham's marriage to Elizabeth Slade, the following from Mr. Upham to Miss Leavitt, Feb., 1905: "The register of the Church at Bicton shows: Married November 1, 1626, John Upham and Elizabeth Slade. His identity is established by his father's will of 1635, at Exeter. John Upham was at Exeter a few months before his emigration, as the Parish registers of Holy Trinity of Exeter show the baptism 1634, Sept. 21, of Phineas, the sonne of John and Elizabeth Upham. Burial 1634, Oct. 2, Phineas Upham. Bicton is about eleven miles from Exeter." Mr. Upham made a pilgrimage to the Parish of Bicton, Hundreds of East Budleigh, Devonshire, England, a few years ago, to ascertain the above facts.


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Dea. John Upham's Timeline

Bicton, Devon, England
Age 31
Devon, England, United Kingdom
Age 31
Bicton, Devon, England
May 23, 1630
Age 33
Bicton, Devonshire, England
Age 35
Bicton, Devon
March 21, 1635
Age 38
Weymouth, Norfolk, MA, United States
Age 38
Weymouth, Norfolk, Massachusetts Bay Colony, Colonial America
Age 38
Age 40
Weymouth, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, Colonial America