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John Batchelder, III

Birthplace: Town of Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony
Death: Died in Beverly, Essex County, Province of Massachusetts
Immediate Family:

Son of John Batchelder; John Batchelder; Mary Batchelder and Mary Herrick
Husband of Sarah Batchelder; Bethia Woodbury and Bethiah Batchelder
Father of Joshua Batchelder; Sgt. Joseph Batchelder; Bethia Porter; Sarah Chappleman; Samuel Bachelor and 6 others
Brother of Ebenezer Batchelder; Jonathan Batchelder; Josiah Batchelder; Mary Batchelder and Elizabeth Mascoll
Half brother of Elizabeth Meacham and Anne (10) Cue

Occupation: Farmer, Minute Man
Managed by: Ben M. Angel, back, but catching up
Last Updated:

About John Batchelder, III

From the Bachelor Genealogy by Frederick Clifton Pierce:

37. JOHN BATCHELDER (John, John),

  • b. Salem, Mass., April 26, 1675;
  • m. April 22, 1696, Bethiah Woodbury.
    • She was b. 1672, dau. of Humphrey and Ann (Window) Woodberry (Humphrey 8 , John 1 ). Her father moved from Beverly to Gloucester.
  • John m. 2d, Sarah Rea (sometimes Ray).

Town Records say:

In the name of God, Amen, I John Batchelder of Salem, in ye County of Essex Do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament,

Impri. My immortal] Soul I resign into ye hand of God who gave it and my mortal Body I commit to the Earth to be Decently buried by my Execlr. in hope of a Resurrection to a Blessed Immortality through ye merritt and intercession of Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.

Item. My Will is that all my just Debts and funeral Charges be paid by my executors out of my personal Estate.

Item. I give to Sarah my wife the improvement of ye Westerly lower room in my dwelling-house, with ye use of ye Cellar under it and ye Bed room annexed to it, as also of ye Westerly End of ye Garret and ye use and improvement of so much room in ye inner Cellar as shee shall see cause, and the Liberty of Baking in ye Oven, in ye Easterly Room together with liberty of ingress and regreess, into and from each of ye premises as shee shall see cause. I likewise give to her ye sd. Sarah the use and improvement of so much of my Garden, as shee shall need, to be kept, fenced, dugged. and dunged by my Son Joseph and ye liberty of keeping one swine at ye door. And my Will is that my Son Joseph shall provide one horse for her ride to ye Publick Worship, or carry her thither on horse buck as often as shee shall desire it. all ye above mentioned I give to my wife during ye time that shee shall continue to be a single woman and no longer. I also give to ye sd. Sarah One Cow, shee to have her choice of them. I also give to her my molatto Woman named Rachael and to ye sd. Rachael I give ye bed and bed cloths shee usually makes use of, and my Will is that my Son Joseph shall keep his mother's part of ye dwelling-house in good repair during ye time of her abode in it.

Item. My Will is that upon condition that Sarah my wife Resign and give up her right of Dower or power of thirds in and unto my Estate, then there shall be provided and paid unto her ye Annum during the whole time that shee shall continue to be my widow, Twelve Bushels of Indien Corn, four Bushells of Barley, or malt (as she shall choose) Eight pound of Sheep's Wool, twenty pound of Flax from ye swingle, one hundred and twenty weight of Pork, one quarter of Beef, weighing not less than Eighty pound, the keeping of one Cow for her use, to he well fed both in Winter and Summer, three barrels of Cvder, four cords of good tire-wood at her Door Cutt and Split fitt for her use. and fifty Shillings iii Province Bills of ye New Tenor, and in case sd. Bills shall yet sink in their value, then so much more yearly as shall amount to ye present value, or worth of fifty Shillings in the same Speci, and likewise so many Apples, Beans, Turnips and so much other sauce, as shee shall have occasion for in her house keeping yearly, all these Annuities to be found for and paid unto her ye sd. Sarah, during the whole time that she shall continue to be a Single Woman. But in case that shee shall be married again then to cease. I say the above mentioned Annuities shall all be provided found and & paid to her ye sd. Sarah during the term al'oresd. by my four Sons, viz. John, Daniel, Joshua, Joseph, in Equal proportion.

Item. 1 give to Sarah my wife, ye use and improvement of all my household Goods, excepting only such particulars thereof as I shall herein afterward otherwise dispose of During ye whole term of her Natural Life.

Item. I give to my Son Joseph my long Gun & my Rapier & my Weavers' Loom & weaving (".ear or tackling and my flax Comb and Stillyards I leave to his use & ye use of each other of my children ill eomon as they shall have occasion thereof.

Item. I give to my Daughters Sarah .V Bethiah, Namely to each of them the Sum of Five Found in Province Bills of ye new Tenor, to be paid by my Sons. John, Danl., & Joshua in equal proportions within two vears next after my Deo tsc. according to the present Value of sd. Bills.

Item. I give to my sd. Daughters Sarah & Bethiah all the Household Goods (the use & improvement whereof I have beiein given to their mother. ) to be delivered to them and equally Divided between them after ye decease of Sarah their mother. (Excepting only one pair of andirons which I do hereby give to my Son Joshua, to be delivered to him after his mother's Decease.

Item. I give to my Grand-children, two children of my Son Nathaniel Dec. via, To James and Nathaniel each one ye Sum of Seven Found, and Ten Shillings in Province Bills of ye new Tenor, respect being had to their present value, to be paid when they shall respectively arrive at ye age of twenty-one years, by my Sons. John, Danl., & Joshua in equal proportions, and to ye four Daughters of ye sd. Natl. Dec. vis, Anna. Mary, Elisabeth, & Sarah, viz. to each of them I give the Sum of Twenty Shillings in like Province Fills, to lie paid l>v my sd. Sons John, Danl. , & Joshua, in equal proportion when they shall respectively arrive at ye age of eighteen years.

Item. My Hatt and Wearing Apparril I give to my Son Danl.

Item. 1 give to my Sons John and Daniel each ye sum of five pound in Province Bills of ye new Tenor, to be paid by my Son Joseph.

Item. I give to my Son Joseph my Dwelling House, (Reserving only ye improvement of part of it to his mother, as herein before expressed) & my Barn. He paying to John and Daniel the sum of Five Pounds as before mentioned.

Item. I give to my Son Joshua my Shop upon condition that he shall think fitt to remove it to his own land otherwise it shall be my Son Joseph's.

Item. All my personal or moveable Estate (not herein already disposed of) I do hereby give to my four Sons, John, Daniel, Joshua, and Joseph to be equally divided between them.

Item. My will is that before there be any Division of my Land made, there shall be a way of Eight feet wide laid out from ye high way by ye shop to ye well, and likewise Convenient Room Sett off round ye Well which way of Eight feet wide and convenient Room round ye well, shall remain to the use of my wife & each of mv children in Comon forever.

Item. I give to my four Sons, John, Daniel, Joshua, and Joseph all ye land of my homestead to be equally divided between them (excepting that Joshua shall have so much ye less for ye his part of ye Dividend, as I have already given him as part of his portion) and my Will is that ye Division of sd. Land shall be made by Lines extending from ye Southerly to ye Northerly End thereof, and that there shall therein respect be had, to ye quality as well as to ye quantity of ye Land, and likewise that Joseph shall have that Land whereon my Dwelling house & Barn Stand for his part of ye Dividend. They providing for Sarah their Mother & paying ye aforesd. Legacies.

Item. All the Land which I hold by Lease, I likewise give to my four Sous, John, Daniel, Joshua, & Joseph to be equally divided between them they providing for their mother and paying as aforesd.

Item. All that I have herein given to my children or to my Grandchildren respectively I do hereby give to them and to their Heirs and Assigns forever.

Item. I do hereby Constitute and Appoint my trusty and well-beloved Son John Batchelder the sole Executor of this my last Will and Testament. In Witness of all which I do hereunto sett my Hand and Seal this thirteenth day of January Anno Domini one thousand seven hundred & forty seven Reign of George Second, Magne Britt. etc.

Signed, Sealed, and Delivered by ye sd. J. Batcheldor, to be his last Will and Testament. In presence of. John Batchelder Seal.

N. B. — The word (J or I) over ye first line Page i and ye word (I) Inter lines 13 & Page 2 were inserted before Sealing. her mark.

Josiah Batchelder Jr., Noah Creesy, Mary M Batchelder.

Ipswich Feb. 13, Before ye Hon. Thos. Berry Esq. Judge of Probate of Wills & in and for sd. County of Essex, Josiah Batchelder Jr. & Noah Creesy personally appeared and made Oath that they were present and saw John Batchelder late of Salem, Dec, Sign, Seal, and heard him publish and declare the within written Instrument to be his last Will & Testament and when he so did he was of a sound disposing mind and memory to ye best of their discerning and they together with Mary Batchelder sett to their Hands at ye same time in his presence as Witnesses.

Sworn Att. Danl. Appleton Reg.

Upon which this Will is proved, approved & allowed & the Exectr. appeared & resumed his rights of Executorship & Admin, with ye Will Annexed was granted to Joshua Batchelder 3rd. Son of ye Deceased.

Exam. Danl. Appleton Reg.

He d. 1747;

res. Salem and Beverly, Mass.

81. i. JOHN.

  • bap. June 13, 1697;
  • m. Jemima Conant.

82. ii. ZACHARIAH,

  • bap. April 30, 1699;
  • d. Dec. 20. 1700.

83. iii. NATHANIEL,

  • bap. Feb. 20, 1704;
  • m. Anna Meacham.

84. iv. DANIEL,

  • bap. March 16, 1707:
  • m. Abigail Butman and Hannah .

85. v. JOSHUA,

  • b. about 1710;
  • m. Mary Dissamore.

86. vi. JOSEPH,

  • b. about 1720;
  • m. Judith Holt and Anna Jenkins.

87. vii. SARAH,

  • b. ;
  • m. July 1, 1731, James Chappleman, of Beverly.

88. viii. BETHIAH,

  • b ;
  • m. in Salem, April 21, 1741, Joseph Porter of Salem. He was son of William Porter, bap 2d church Beverly, Aug. 18, 1717; tailor, of Beverly, removed to Bedford prior to 1754. Oct. 15, 1754, Joseph Porter, of Bedford, and wife Bethiah, sold 11 for ,£26 13s 4d, to our brother William Batchelder. of Beverly, cooper, two acres and one hundred poles of land, in Beverly, and is part of the estate of our father, John Batchelder, late of Salem, deceased, also one-ninth part of two-thirds of a house and barn belonging to the estate. Probably married in Beverly, April 21, 1741, Bethiah Batchelder, daughter of John, Senior, and Sarah Batchelder, who was baptized 2d chuch, Beverly, with several others of her father's family, Dec. 24, 1727.

89. ix. WILLIAM,

  • b. ;
  • was a cooper in Beverly.

90. x. SAMUEL,

  • bap. Dec. 24, 1727;
  • m. Mary .
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John Batchelder, III's Timeline

April 26, 1675
Town of Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony
Age 21
Beverly, Essex County, Province of Massachusetts
Age 23
Beverly, Essex County, Province of Massachusetts
February 5, 1702
Age 26
February 9, 1704
Age 28
Beverly, Essex County, Province of Massachusetts
March 4, 1709
Age 33
Beverly, Essex County, Province of Massachusetts
Age 34
Beverly, Essex, MA, USA