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About Henry Kimball, of Rattlesden & Wenham

Came to America with parents in 1634. First at Watertown, then to Ipswich circa 1646, and finally to Werham circa 1655. Constable in 1669.


The Kimball family goes back several generations at Rattlesden, Suffolk Co, England. Towards the last of April 1634, Richard embarked on the ship Elizabeth (William Andrews, master). His wife Ursula, and children; Henry (15), Elizabeth (13), Richard (11), Mary (9), Martha (5), John (3) and Thomas (1) went with him. This is all recorded in Drake's Founders of New England. They landed at Watertown, New England. Martha Scott (age 60) and Thomas Scott (age 40), mother and brother of Ursula, traveled with them.

Henry married first, about 1642, Mary Wyatt, daughter of John and Mary Wyatt, of Ipsiwch, MA. She died in Wenham MA on 12-Aug-1672.

He married, second, Elizabeth, widow of William Raynor, who previously had been the second wife of Humphrey Gilbert of Ipswich.

On Aug 26, 1676, Henry received wages due him for services in King Philip's War of 1675-6, his brother Caleb served with him. His daughter Hannah, wife of James Godfrey, drew a land grant in Narragansett #4 as a reward for her father's faithful services in that war.



  • Henry Kimball
  • Birth: Aug. 12, 1615 Rattlesden, Suffolk, England
  • Death: Aug. 12, 1676 Wenham, Essex County, Massachusetts, USA
  • Family links:
  • Parents:
  • Richard Kimball (1595 - 1675)
  • Ursula Scott Kimball (1596 - 1660)
  • Spouse:
  • Mary Riddlesdale Kimball (1621 - 1672)*
  • Children:
    • Richard Kimball (1643 - 1713)*
    • John Kimball (1645 - 1723)*
    • Caleb Kimball (1647 - 1675)*
    • Abigail Kimball Wicom (1652 - 1692)*
    • Sarah Kimball Gage (1654 - 1692)*
    • Henry Kimball (1655 - 1697)*
    • Mehitable Kimball Stickney (1657 - ____)*
    • Benjamin Kimball (1659 - ____)*
    • Joseph Kimball (1661 - 1713)*
    • Deborah Kimball (1668 - 1697)*
  • Siblings:
  • Henry Kimball (1615 - 1676)
  • Abigail Kimball Severans (1618 - 1658)*
  • Richard Kimball (1623 - 1676)*
  • Martha Kimball Fowler (1629 - ____)*
  • John Kimball (1631 - 1698)*
  • Thomas Kimball (1633 - 1676)*
  • Sarah Kimball Allen (1635 - 1696)*
  • Benjamin Kimball (1637 - 1696)*
  • Caleb Kimball (1639 - 1682)*
  • Burial: Unknown
  • Find A Grave Memorial# 47319886
  • From: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=47319886


  • KIMBALL, Henry
  • b. 12 AUG 1615 Rattlesden, Suffolk, England
  • d. 12 AUG 1676 Wenham, Essex, Mass.
  • Parents:
  • Father: KIMBALL, Richard
  • Mother: SCOTT, Ursula
  • Family:
  • Marriage: 1640 Wenham, Essex, Mass.
  • Spouse: WYATT, Mary
  • b. 1622 Assington, Suffolk, England
  • d. 12 AUG 1672 Watertown, Middlesex, Mass.
  • Children:
    • KIMBALL, Caleb
    • KIMBALL, Mary b. 29 NOV 1641 Watertown, Middlesex, Mass.
    • KIMBALL, Richard
    • KIMBALL, John
    • KIMBALL, Dorcas
    • KIMBALL, Henry
    • KIMBALL, Abigail
    • KIMBALL, Sarah
    • KIMBALL, Mehitable
    • KIMBALL, Benjamin b. 12 DEC 1659 Wenham, Essex, Mass.
    • KIMBALL, Joseph
    • KIMBALL, Martha
    • KIMBALL, Deborah b. ABT 1668 Wenham, Essex, Mass.
  • Family:
  • Marriage: ABT 1673
  • Spouse:GILBERT, Elizabeth
  • From: http://www.genealogyofnewengland.com/f_2d.htm#61


  • History of the Kimball family in America, from 1634 to 1897 : and of its ancestors the Kemballs or Kemboldes of England; with an account of the Kembles of Boston, Massachusetts by Morrison, Leonard Allison
  • https://archive.org/details/historyofkimball00morr
  • https://archive.org/stream/historyofkimball00morr#page/27/mode/1up
  • Richard Kemball1 came to this country in the ship Elizabeth, William Andrews, master, in 1634. He appears to have gone, soon after landing, to Watertown, Mass. He settled in a different part of the town from that occupied by Henry Kemball1. According to Bond and other writers Richard and Henry were brothers. There is but little evidence to support this supposition, and it seems to be mainly founded on the fact that they both came over on the same vessel. Richard is said on the shipping list to be thirty-nine years old, but he was probably somewhat older. He was, however, in the prime of life, and soon became a prominent and active man in the new settlement.
  • He first settled in Watertown, and his home lot is thus given by Dr. Henry Bond : .... etc.
  • .... Soon after this date he was invited to remove
  • https://archive.org/stream/historyofkimball00morr#page/28/mode/1up
  • to impswich, where they were in need of a competent man to act as wheelwright to the new settlement. Here he spent the remainder of his days. .... etc.
  • ....
  • Richard Kimball was of the parish of Rattlesden, county of Suffolk, England, as is shown by the following entry on the parish register :
  • https://archive.org/stream/historyofkimball00morr#page/29/mode/1up
  • Henry Kemball ye sonne of Richard and Vrsula his wife baptized 1615 12 of August.
  • Ursula was the daughter of Henry Scott of Rattlesden, as appears from the following extract from Henry Scott's will :
    • .... etc.
  • Richard Kimball married second, Oct. 23, 1661, Margaret Dow, widow of Henry Dow of Hampton, N. H.
  • .... etc.
  • https://archive.org/stream/historyofkimball00morr#page/32/mode/1up
  • .... On the twenty-second of the following June the earthly pilgrimage of Richard Kimball ended, and, aged more than eighty years, he joined the great majority.
  • His wife did not long survive him, but died the succeeding spring, March 1, 1676. Richard Kimball1 was well to do for those early days. The inventory of his estate, which was taken July 12, 1675, and returned to court Sept. 28, 1675, amounted to £737 3s. 6d. He had already given to his children at their marriages.
    • i. Abigail2, b. Rattlesden, county of Suffolk, England; d. in Salisbury, Mass., June 17, 1658. She married in England John Severans, b. __ , d. April 9, 1682, of Salisbury, Mass., who is first styled a planter, afterwards a victualler and vinter. She is not mentioned in the list of passengers, with the others of her father's family, on the Elizabeth. She was in the prime of life at the time of her death. Mr. Severans married, second, Oct. 2, 1663, Susanna, widow of Henry Ambrose. Mr. Ambrose, after having lived in Hampton, N. H., Salisbury, Charlestown, and Boston, died in Boston in 1658.
      • .... etc.
    • https://archive.org/stream/historyofkimball00morr#page/33/mode/1up
    • 2 ii. Henry Kimball2, b. Rattlesden, Suffolk county, England. There seems to be some doubt as to Henry's exact age. It is given on the shipping list as aged fifteen, in 1634. This would give the year of his birth as 1619. But it is evident that the ages on the shipping list are only approximate. Henry himself deposes in court, Sept. 28, 1669, that he is aged 53. This would give the year of his birth as 1616. But the parish records at Rattlesden are as follows: "12, Aug, 1615 Henry Kemball ye sone of Richard and Vrsula his wife baptized."
    • iii. Elizabeth Kimball2, b. Rattlesden, 1621. There is no record of her marriage. She was alive in 1675.
    • 3 iv. Richard Kimball2, b. Rattlesden, Eng., 1623; d. May 26, 1676, in Wenham, Mass.
    • v. Mary Kimball2, b. Rattlesden, Eng., 1625; m. Robert Dutch of Gloucester and Ipswich, Mass. Mary is wrongly given in many places as the wife of Deacon Thomas Knowlton, historians being misled by her fathers will, as he only mentions the first names of his daughters and does not leave anything to the children of Mary. But in an action for trespass against Richard Kimball, Sr., (in taking a heifer by his grandson Robert Dutch of the yard of Obadiah Wood and detaining the same Mar. 1662), this is shown to be wrong, Robert Dutch, Sr.'s wife was Mary. Savage's Dictionary is wrong in regard to her name. It says she was Mary Roper, daughter of Walter Roper. But Mary Roper was born in 1641. Mary Dutch says in a deposition that she is 36 in 1665, which would give her birth as 1629. Samuel Dutch calls Caleb Kimball2 uncle in deposition in 1664.
      • .... etc.
    • vi. Martha Kimball2, b. Rattlesden, Eng., 1629; m. Joseph, son of Phillip and Martha Fowler, who was born in England in 1622, and was killed by the Indians May 19,
    • https://archive.org/stream/historyofkimball00morr#page/34/mode/1up
    • 1676, near Deerfield, Mass. He came to New England in the ship Mary, with his father, in 1634, and resided in Ipswich, Mass. He sold his father-in-law, Richard Kimball1, forty acres of land in 1651.
      • .... etc.
    • 4 vii. John Kimball2, b. Rattlesden, Eng., 1631; d. May 6, 1698.
    • 5 viii. Thomas Kimball2, b. 1633; d. May 3, 1676.
    • ix. Sarah Kimball2, b. Watertown, Mass., 1635; d. June 12, 1690; m. Nov. 24, 1658, Edward Allen of Ipswich, Mass.
      • ....etc.
    • 6 x. Benjamin Kimball2, b. Ipswich, 1637; d. June 11, 1695.
    • 7 xi. Caleb Kimball2, b. Ipswich, Mass., 1639; d. 1682.
  • 2 Henry Kimball2 (Richard1) was born at Rattlesden, in the county of Suffolk, England, in 1615, and came to America in the ship Elizabeth with his father. He married, about 1640, Mary, daughter of John and Mary Wyatt, who came over in the same ship with him. She died in Wenham, Mass., Aug. 12, 1672. He married second, Elizabeth (Gilbert) Rayner, widow of William, son of Thurston Rayner, and daughter of Hum-
  • https://archive.org/stream/historyofkimball00morr#page/35/mode/1up
  • phrey and Elizabeth Gilbert. William Rayner died Oct. 26, 1672.
  • Henry first settled in Watertown, Mass., and remained there after his father moved to Ipswich, but sometime after 1646 he followed his father to that place, and about 1655 he removed to Wenham, Mass., and spent the remainder of his life in that town.
  • .... etc.
  • .... He died in Wenham in 1676. As is shown by the following agreement he left twelve children : .... etc.
  • https://archive.org/stream/historyofkimball00morr/historyofkimball00morr_djvu.txt
    • i. Mary3, b. Watertown, Mass., Nov. 29, 1641.
    • 8 ii. Richard3, b. Watertown, Mass., Oct. 13, 1643. Resided in Wenham, Mass.
    • 9 iii. John3, b. Watertown, Mass., Dec. 25, 1645.
    • iv. Caleb3, b. 1647, Ipswich, Mass. He was in the expedition commanded by Capt. Lathrop and was killed by the Indians at Bloody Brook during King Phillip's War. He was probably never married, as his estate was divided among his brothers and sisters. Administration was granted to his father Henry and his brother Richard. At the time of his fathers death the estate was still unsettled, and Richard is directed to divide it among the twelve children of Henry. There was due from his estate to his fathers estate, £25, as mentioned in his father's inventory. The total property according to the inventory was £50. Among the assets were 7 weeks' wages due fr. ye contry £12.2s. (Savage wrongly gives the Caleb that was killed at Bloody Brook as the son of Richard. The above notes will serve to show that it was Caleb, the son of Henry, who was killed. Caleb, the son of Richard, had two children born after this date, and did not die until 1682.)
    • v. Dorcas3, b. about 1649; m. Dec. 1, 1668, Thomas Dow.
    • vi. Abigail3, b. about 1652; m. May 14, 1673, John Wycome.
    • vii. Sarah, b. about 1654; m. May 3, 1675, Daniel Gage.
    • 10 viii. Henry, b. about 1655. (Twenty-two in 1677.)
    • ix. Mehitable3, b. Wenham, Mass., 1658; d. Dec. 7, 1689, in Bradford, Mass., aged 31. Her stone is the oldest in the old cemetery at that place. She married Thomas, son of William and Elizabeth Stickney, b. Rowley, Mass., 3, 1 mo. 1646; d. in Bradford, July 17, 1714, aged 68 years. Child: Mehitable Stickney, b. December 4, 1689; m. July 24, 1729, John Barker.
    • x. Benjamin, b. Wenham, Mass., Dec. 12, 1659.
    • 11 xi. Joseph, b. Wenham, Jan. 20, 1661.
    • xii. Martha, b. Wenham, Aug. 18, 1664; m. Aug. 25, 1683, Daniel Chase of Newbury, Mass.
    • xiii. Deborah, b. Wenham, 1668.


  • Genealogies of the families and descendants of the early settlers of Watertown, Massachusetts, including Waltham and Weston : to which is appended the early history of the town. by Bond, Henry
  • https://archive.org/details/genealogiesoffam00bond
  • https://archive.org/stream/genealogiesoffam00bond#page/323/mode/1up
  • KEMBALL (Kemble, Kimball).
  • The name Kimball, now borne by so many families in this country, is undoubtedly a corruption, or variation of Kemball or Kemble, a common name in England. In the Watertown records it was almost uniformly written Kemball for several generations.
  • Embarked at Ipswich, Eng., for N. Eng., Ap. 10, 1634, in the Elizabeth, William Andrews, Master, RICHARD KEMBALL, aged 39, with wife URSULA, and chil., 1. HENRY, aged 15. 2. ELIZABETH, aged 13. 3. RICHARD, aged 11. 4. MARY, aged 9. 5. MARTHA, aged 5. 6. JOHN, aged 3 ; and 7. THOMAS, aged 1 year. He settled first in Watertown, of which he was a proprietor, 1636-7, and was adm. freeman. May 6, 1635. He removed to Ipswich, probably in 1637, as in that year, Feb. 23, a house-lot was then granted to him. His son Richard was also a proprietor of Ipswich, in 1648. It was probably his son, "Henry Kemball, Jr.," who was proprietor of a homestall and 3 other lots in Wat., 1642, and who m., in Wat., Nov. 13, 1650, Sarah Farwell. Richard Kemball, Senior, was probably the ancestor of most of the numerous families of the name of Kimball in New England.
  • Also embarked, at the same time, in the same ship, HENRY KEMBALL, aged 44, with wife SUSANNA, aged 35, and chil., 1. ELIZABETH, aged 4 yrs. 2. SUSANNA, aged 18 months, and RICHARD CUTTING, aged 11 years. He was probably an elder brother of Richard Kemball. He settled permanently in Watertown.
  • (I.) HENRY KEMBALL, adm. freeman. May 2, 1638 ; by wife SUSANNA, had 6 children. He died about 1650, and his wid. m. __ LOE. She d. a wid. Aug. 19, 1684.
  • .... etc.


  • Henry Kimball1
  • M, #72562, b. 12 August 1615, d. 12 August 1676
  • Father Richard Kimball1 b. 10 Apr 1595, d. 22 Jun 1675
  • Mother Ursula Scott1 b. 14 Feb 1597, d. 1 Mar 1676
  • Henry Kimball was christened on 12 August 1615 at Rattlesden, Suffolk, England.1 He married Mary Wyatt, daughter of John Wyatt and Martha Sheldrake, in 1640 at of Watertown, Middlesex, MA. Henry Kimball died on 12 August 1676 at Wenham, Essex, MA, at age 61.
  • Family Mary Wyatt b. 29 Jan 1622, d. 12 Aug 1672
  • Children
    • Richard Kimball+2 b. 13 Oct 1643, d. 30 Jul 1715
    • Henry Kimball+ b. c 1655, d. 14 Dec 1697
  • Citations
  • [S11674] Genealogy.com, Ancestors of Stanley Elmer Allen.
  • [S61] Unknown author, Family Group Sheets, Family History Archives, SLC.
  • From: http://our-royal-titled-noble-and-commoner-ancestors.com/p2415.htm#i72562


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