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John Sargent, Sr.

Birthplace: Charlestown, Suffolk, Massachusetts
Death: September 09, 1716 (76)
Malden, Middlesex, Massachusetts
Place of Burial: Malden, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Rev. William Sargent and Sarah Sargent
Husband of Deborah Sargent; Mary Bense and Lydia Sargent
Father of Joseph Sargent; John Sargent, Jr.; Mary Toby; Jabez Sargent; Hannah Day and 10 others
Brother of Ruth Chipman; Samuel Sargent and Judge Peter Sargent
Half brother of Hannah Felch; Mary Sargent; Susanna Haddon; Elizabeth Bill; Sarah Sargent, died young and 3 others

Occupation: Selectman 6 years
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About John Sargent, Sr.

John Sargent I aka Sargeant

Born 8 Dec 1639 in Charlestown, Middlesex, Massachusetts

Son of William Sargent and Sarah (Minshall) Sargent

Brother of Susanna (Sargent) Haddon [half], Hannah (Sargent) Felch [half], Elizabeth (Sargent) Bill [half], Sarah Sargent [half], Mary (Sargent) Breed [half], Ruth (Sargent) Chipman, Samuel Sargent and Peter Sargent

Husband of Deborah Hyllier — married 19 Mar 1662 in Barnstable, Ma

Husband of Mary Bense — married 3 Sep 1669 in Barnstable, Barnstable, MA

Husband of Lydia (Chipman) Sargent — married 1674 in Malden, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States

Father of Joseph Sargent, John Sargent, Mary (Sargent) Tobey, Jabez Sargent, Hannah Sargent, Jonathan Sargent II, William Sargent, Lydia (Sargent) Waite, Deborah Sargent, Lydia (Sargent) Waite, Ruth Sargent, Samuel Sargent, Ebenezer Sargent, Hope Sargent, Sarah Sargent and Mehitable Sargent

Died 9 Sep 1716 in Malden, Middlesex, Massachusetts

Sargent-71 created 12 Sep 2010 | Last modified 25 Jan 2017


William Sargeant, the first Sargeant to come to America, was born at Courteen Hall, Northampton, England on June 20, 1602. In 1638, he, with his third wife Sarah and his two small daughters emigrated to America and the Massachusetts Bay Colony.

The church sanctuary in Courtenhall, Northamptonshire, England, where William Sargeant, the last member of three generations of Sargeants' did worship, 1602-1682. At Malden, Mass., he purchased a farm and with his wife Sarah, on the following year was admitted to the church there where he became a lay preacher, Two sons and a daughter were born to them and later they moved to Barnstable where William purchased more property. When he died in 1682, he bequeathed the farm in Malden to their son John and the one at Barnstable to their son Samuel.

John Sargeant, the older son, also married three times and was the father of fifteen children, His third wife was a daughter of Hope Howland who was the daughter of our Pilgrim ancestors, John Howland and Elizabeth Tilley who came over to Plymouth on the Mayflower in 1620, Mara's father, James Sargeant, a fifth generation of Sargeants in America, was born in 1727. He married Elizabeth Upham in 1749.

Jonathan Sargent, another son, was selectman in Malden three years, and representative seven years. In 1735 he gave a quarter of an acre of land "in the southerly part of Malden," "being part of my homestead whereon now I dwell." with a road twenty-six feet wide to the highway, to the "Inhabitants of the southerly part of Malden for a Meeting House."


1650 Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts Christening

8 DEC 1639 Charlestown, Middlesex, Massachusetts Death

1716 Malden, Middlesex, Massachusetts Burial

Massachusettslden Burying Ground, Malden, Middlesex, Massachusetts


Crane, Ellery. Historic Homes and Institutions and Genealogical and Personal Memoirs of Worcester County, Massachusetts (The Lewis Pub. co., New York, Chicago, 1907) Vol. 2, Page 204 Find A Grave memorial #15861657 Ancestry Family Trees (Provo, UT, USA: Family Tree files submitted by Ancestry members. Ancestral File(R) The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Ancestral File Number: 8FNL-BF Donnocker, Dora Grace. The Ancestors of Mara Sargeant Grace

  • Sargent genealogy : Hugh Sargent, of Courteenhall, Northamptonshire

and his descendants in England (1895)

  • Pg.15
  • Hugh Sargent (Sariant), the earliest known ancestor of the family, lived in Courteenhall, County of Northampton. Courteenhall was the inheritance of the Wake family, which traces its descent back to Hereward the Wake, to a time anterior to the Norman Conquest. It is five and a quarter miles southerly from the town of Northampton, and in 1831 contained one hundred and forty-four inhabitants. The church is dedicated to Saint Peter and Saint Paul.
  • Prefixed to the first volume of the parish register, which begins in the year 1538, and folded to its size, is a large piece of parchment, on which is very neatly transcribed many pedigrees. One of them is of the family of Sargent. There can be no doubt that this piece of work, which is both most useful and rare, was written by a former rector, who had at first hand the facts which he recorded.
  • The rector of the church, Rev. Archibald Wake (1895), says, "The parchment shows that the family were in Courteenhall in 1554, and were of gentle blood; and possibly the Sargents were in the parish before a Wake entered it."
  • Margaret, wife of Hugh Sargent, was daughter of Nicholas and Agnes (Masters) Gifford, of the Abbey of St. James, which was a western suburb of the town of Northampton. (See "Gifford Pedigree.") This abbey was a religious estate of considerable note, founded before the year 1112, by William Peverel, natural son of William
  • Pg.16
  • the Conqueror, and to which he (Peverel) gave forty acres of land. It is called St. James End.
  • Hugh Sargent must have been born about the year 1530. He died Feb. 23, 1595/6, (buried 1st of March).
  • That he heeded the Scripture injunction, "Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth," is evidenced by the fact that he was the father of fifteen children, the eldest having been born in 1556, and the youngest in 1579.
  • His children, in their order of birth, were : —
    • I. Elizabeth, bap. Jan. 30, 1555/6 ; m. Sept. 16, 1576, Nicholas Edwards.
    • II. Anne, ---- .
    • III. Nicholas, bap. Aug. 1, 1559; m. Nov. 27, 1593, Elizabeth, widow of John Clarke.
    • IV. Roger, b. about 1562 ; m. Jan. 3, 1589/90, Ellen Makernes (d. October, 1645, buried the 21st). He died July, 1649 (buried the 16th).
    • Ellen, wife of Roger Sargent, was daughter of William Makernes, of Finedon, thirteen and a half miles north-easterly from Northampton. The will of William Makernes, dated March 10, 1612,. proved March 30, 1616, names sons, Richard, Edmund, George, and William, "son-in-law Roger Seargeant," and daughter, Margery Chapman.
    • Roger Sargent (probably named for his mother's brother, Roger Gilford, or his great-grandfather of the same name) was junior bailiff in 1616 and 16 17, and mayor of Northampton in 1626. The following is a copy of his will : — .... etc.
    • Pg.18
    • V. Mary, bap. May 30, 1565 ; m. May 5, 1602, William Osborne, of Hansloppe.
    • VI. John, bap. April 25, 1566; m. Nov. 20, 1602, Joies, widow of Thomas Church.
    • VII. Jane, ---- ; m. Oct. 28, 1606, Arthur Clarke, alias Boterell.
    • VIII. Alice, ---- ; m. Oct. 6, 1597, George Coles.
    • IX. Richard, ---- ; m. Jan. 30, 1609/10, Jane Green (widow).
    • X. Thomas, ---- .
    • XI. George, bap. April 1, 1573.
    • XII. Magdeline, bap. July 9, 1574.
    • XIII. Robert, bap. Oct. 30, 1575.
    • XIV. Michael, bap. Dec. 27, 1576.
    • XV. Dorothy, bap. Feb. 8, 1578/9; d. Oct. 4, 1602.
  • Children of Nicholas (son of Hugh). .... etc.
  • Children of Roger (son of Hugh).
    • I. Daniel, bap. Sept. 18, 1590; d. Dec. 1590.
    • II. Sarah, bap. Oct. 4, 1591.
    • III. Anna, bap. Oct. 16, 1593.
    • IV. Samuel bap. Oct. 13, 1595; d. April, 1596.
    • V. Joseph, bap. June 25, 1598; m. Dorothy ----; d. April 11, 1678.
    • Joseph Sargent was made freeman April 16, 1625; was church warden of All Saints' Church, Northampton, 1631-32; junior bailiff, 1632-33; alderman; and mayor of Northampton 1644-45, 1656, and 1671.
    • VI. Dorothy, bap. March 6, 1599/1600; m. Nov. 30, 1634, Thomas Ball.
    • VII. William, bap. June 20, 1602; m. 1st Hannah ---- (d. September, 1632, buried 20th); 2d, Marie ---- (d. probably in 1637); 3d, Sarah, widow of William Minshall, of Whitchurch, county of Salop, Gent, and earlier of Bunbury, in Cheshire.
    • William Sargent was made freeman of Northampton July 20, 1626, and was senior bailiff, 1632-33. He came to New England in 1638. (See "American Lineage.")
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    • VIII. A son, ----; d. September, 1604.
    • IX. John, bap. Nov. 23, 1605; m. Nov. 7 1634, Anne Orpin. He was made freeman July 20, 1626.
    • X. Mary, ---- .
    • XI. Elizabeth, ---- ; m. 1st, Oct. 9, 1626, Robert Banks; 2d, Henry Sprigg; 3d, George Norwood; d. before 1680.
  • Children of Joseph (son of Roger). .... etc.
  • Children of William (son of Roger) and Hannah.
    • I. Elizabeth, bap. July 3, 1628; d. January, 1629/30.
    • II. Hannah, bap. July 13, 1629; came to New England with her father.
    • III. Elizabeth, bap. Sept. 12, 1630; came to New England with her father.
    • IV. Mary, bap. Sept. 2, 1632; probably d. in infancy
  • Pg.20
  • Children of William and Marie.
    • I. Sarah, bap. Oct. 26, 1635; probably d. in infancy.
    • II. Marie, bap. Jan. 22, 1636/7; probably d. in infancy.
  • Children of William and Sarah. (See "American Lineage."
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  • By the Barnstable records it appears that William died Dec. 16, 1682, and his wife Sarah, Jan. 12, 1688/9.
  • Children of William and Hannah. (See "English Ancestry.")
    • 2. I. Hannah, b. in England; m. in 1649 Henry Felch, of Reading; d. Dec. 15, 1717. A
    • 3. II. Elizabeth, b. in England; m. about 1651 David Nichols; m. Jan. 14, 1652/3, Thomas Bill of Boston; d. March 5, 1657/8. A
  • Children of William and Sarah, b. in Charlestown (Mystic Side).
    • 4. I. John, b. December, 1639 (bap. on the 8th); m. March 19, 1662, Deborah Hillier, of Barnstable (b. at Yarmouth, Oct. 30, 1643; d. April 20 1669; da. of Hugh); m. Sept 3, 1669, Mary Bense (d. February, 1670/1); m. 3d, Lydia Chipman, of Barnstable (b. at Barnstable, Dec. 25, 1654; d. March 2, 1730; dau. of John); d in Malden, Sept. 9, 1716. Ch. 7-21. P-P
    • John Sargent (born in Charlestown) went to Barnstable with his father, and was admitted to inhabit there between 1662 and 1666. He returned to Malden about 1669, .... etc.
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    • Like his transatlantic great-grandfather, he heeded the scripture injuction; and all his fifteen children are named in his will of May 20, 1708. .... etc.
    • 5. II. Ruth, b. Oct. 25, 1642; m. about 1663 Jonathan Winslow, of Marshfield (son of Josiah and a nephew of Governor Edward Winslow); m. July, 1677, Richard Bourne, of Sandwich (b. in England; m. in 1694 John Chipman, of Sandwich; d. Oct. 4, 1711. A-P
    • 6. III. Samuel, b. March 3, 1644/5; made freeman of Plymouth Colony in 1684; d. Sept. 22, 1710, um.
    • His slate gravestone is near that of his brother.


  • The New England historical and genealogical register, Volume 75 By Henry Fitz-Gilbert Waters, New England Historic Genealogical Society
  • Pg.57
  • [EXPLANATORY NOTE.--The parish registers of Courteenhall, co. Northampton, begin in 1538. In the back of the first volume a parchment chart has been pasted, on which the pedigrees of many Courteenhall families, including the Sargent family, have been written. These prdigrees were probably entered by the vicar of the paris, the handwriting and ink showing that the work was done about 1590. The vicar evidently asked the various families in the parish for information
  • Pg.58
  • about the events in their histories that had occurred outside the parish of Courteenhall, and thus he secured for the chart the records of the older children of Hugh Sargent, who were born probably before the Sargent family moved to Courteenhall. The first Sargent entry in the Courteenhall registers is the record of the baptism of George, son of Mr. Hugh Sargent, Gent., 2 Apr. 1573. Later the vicar added records of some of the children of Roger Sargent, son of Hugh, which show that Roger Sargent of Courteenhall was identical with the Roger Sargent who family records are found in the registers of the parish of All Saints, Northampton(*) Below are give the statements about the Sargent family found on the parchment chart, and discrepancies between the statements of the chart and the entries in the parish registers proper are indicated in footnotes.]
  • Hugh Sargent gent & Margaret Gyfford he died 28 february: 1595 ch:
    • 1 Elizabeth 30 Januarij 1555 esp: to Nichas Edwards 16 Septeb: 1576(f)
    • 2 Anne
    • 3 Nicholas baptised 1 August 1559 esp: Elizabeth Clarke 27 Novebr: 1593 vid Joh' Clarcke
    • 4 Roger {esq: Ellen'r Macharnes of Thyndon 3 Junij} 1589 ch: Daniel 18 Septbr: 1590(+) died an p'rdict; Sarah 4 Octob. 1591; Anna 16 Octob: 1593($); Samuel 1595 dead; Joseph; Dorothie
    • 5 Marye 30 May 1565 esq to W: Osb. 5 May 1602
    • 6 John 25 Apr: 1566 esq: Joes Church 20 Noveb: 1602 {Spuria 4 Januarij 1602 buried 5 Januarij 1602} vid: Tho: church (||)
    • 7 Jane esq: to Arthur Clarcke alias Boterell (|f) 28 Octob: 1606
    • 8 Alce esp: to George Coles of Northampton
    • 9 Richarde
    • 10 Thomas
    • 11 George 2 Aprilis 1573
    • 12 Magddalen 9 Julij 1574
    • 13 Robert 30 Octob: 1575
    • 14 Michaell 27 Dec: 1576
    • 15 Dorothey 8 Febr: 1578 died 4 Octob: 1602 being delivered of a bd 9 daies before
  • In the "Sargent Genealogy," published in 1895 by the late Aaron Sargent of Somerville, Mass., the ancestry of William Sargent, on of the early settlers of Malden, Mass., is carried back to his grandfather, Hugh Sargent of Courteenhall, co. Northampton, England;
    • (*) Vide supra, vol. 74. pp. 281, 183.
    • (f) According to the parish registers Elizabeth Sargent married 25 June 1576 Thoms Flynte.
    • (+) Probably the date of birth, as he was baptized 20 September 1560 (vide supra, vol. 74, p. 281).
    • ($) Probably the date of birth, as she was baptized 21 Oct. 1593 (ib.).
    • (||) According to the parish registers John Sargent was buried 10 December 1614. His wife is recorded as daughter of Henry Church and Marie his wife, and she was baptized as such 21 December 1574. As Joyce Sargent, "a poore woman." she was buried 14 May 1643. The children of John and Joyce Sargent were: 1. Spuria, baptized 4 January 1602/3; buried 9 [5, according to the chart] January 1602/3. 2. Marie, baptized 7 December 1604. 3. Jane, baptized 5 September 1606; married 4 November 1633 John Locky. 4. Alice, baptized 19 May 1609. 5. Henry, baptized 23 March 1611 [1611/12]. 6. Edward, baptized 4 March 1613 [1613/14]; he and his wife Alice had John, baptized 7 Janurary 1641/2, and Anne, baptized 26 March 1643. [Edwaqrd Sargent, son of John and Joyce, seems to have been the only male Sargent who remained in the parish.]
    • (|f) He was of Stony Stratford.
  • Pg.59
  • but the statements about the English Sargents printed in this book contain several errors, the documentary evidence on which these statements are based is omitted, and comparatively little information is give about the ancestry of Margaret Gifford, wife of Hugh Sargent and grandmother of the New England immigrant. .... etc.
  • Pg.138
  • 1. HUGH SARGENT, of East Haddon and later of Courteenhall, co. Northampton, Gent., born probably about 1530, died 28 Feb. 1595/6, and was buried at Courteenhall 1 Mar. 1595/6. He married, about 1554(f) MARGARET GIFFORD, born about 1535, daughter
  • Pg.139
  • of Nicholas, Gent., and Agnes (Maister) of St. James near Northampton. (Vide supra, 19.) Children: (*)
    • i. ELIZABETH, bapt. 30 Jan. 1555/6; m. 25 June 1576 THOMAS FLYNTE.
    • ii. ANNE.
    • iii. NICHOLAS, bapt. 1 Aug. 1559; m. 27 Nov. 1593 ELIZABETH (----) CLARKE, widow of John.
    • 2. iv. ROGER, b. about 1560.
    • v. MARY, bapt. 30 May 1565; m. 5 May 1602 W. OSBORN of Hanslope, co. Bucks.
    • vi. JOHN, bapt. 25 Apr. 1566; bur. at Courteenhall 10 Dec. 1614; m. 20 Nov. 1602 JOYCE CHURCH, bapt. at Courteenhall 21 Dec. 1574, bur. there, "a poore woman," 14 May 1643, dau. of Henry and Marie. Six children, for whom vide supra, p. 58, footnote.
    • vii. JANE, bapt. at East Haddon 16 June 1567; m. 28 Oct. 1606 ARTHUR CLARKE, alias BOTERELL, of Stony Stratford, co. Bucks.
    • viii. ALICE, bapt. at East Haddon 8 May 1569; m. at Northampton, 6 Oct. 1597, GEORGE COLES of Northampton.
    • ix. RICHARD.
    • x. THOMAS.
    • xi. GEORGE, bapt. at Courteenhall 2 Apr. 1573.
    • xii. MAGDALEN, bapt. at Courteenhall 9 July 1574.
    • xiii. ROBERT, bapt. at Courteenhall 30 Oct. 1575.
    • xiv. MICHAEL, bapt. at Courteenhall 27 Dec. 1576.
    • xv. DOROTHY, bapt. at Courteenhall 8 Feb. 1578/9; d. 4 Oct. 1602, "being delivered of a bd 9 daies before."
  • 2. ROGER SARGENT (Hugh), of the town of Northampton, mercer, born about 1560, was buried in the parish of All Saints, Northampton, in July (perhaps 5 July) 1649. He married, 3 June 1589, ELLEN (or ELEANOR MAKERNES (or MACHARNES), baptized at Finedon, co. Northampton, 24 Nov. 1564, buried at Northampton 20 Oct. 1645, daughter of William and Agnes (Harrgat) of Finedon.(t)
  • Roger Sargent was an alderman of Northampton in 1616, senior bailiff the following year, and mayor in 1626. his will dated 12 Apr. 1649 and proved 22 Feb. 1649/50, is printed in Aaron Sargent's "Sargent Genealogy," 1695, pages 16-17.
  • Children, recorded in the parish of All Saints, Northampton:(+)
    • i. DANIEL, bapt. 20 Sept. 1590; buried 9 Dec. 1590.
    • ii. SARA, bapt. 4 Oct. 1591 (according to chart in the Courteenhall register).
    • iii. ANNA, bapt. 21 Oct. 1593; probably the Agnes, dau. of Roger Sargeant, who was buried at All Saints 30 Oct. 1599.
    • iv. SAMUEL, bapt. 13 Oct. 1595; bur. 27 Apr. 1596.
    • v. MARY, bapt. 6 Mar. 1596/7; bur. 17 Aug. 1597.
    • vi. JOSEPH,($) linen draper and mercer, bapt. 25 June 1598; bur. at All
    • Pg. 140
    • Saints 11 Apr. 1678; m. about 1624 DOROTHY ___, who was bur. at All Saints 9 Oct. 1681. He was executor of his father's will, church warden of All Saints' Church in 1631-2, junior bailiff on Northamton in 1632-3, alderman, and mayor of Northampton in 1644-5, 1656, and 1671. Children, recorded at All Saints, Northampton: 1. Samuel, bapt. 9 Oct. 1625; bur. 28 Feb. 1625/6. 2 Samuel, bapt. 20 May 1527. 3. Elizabeth, bapt. 15 mar. 1628/9; m. Robert Pickmer. 4. Dorothy, bapt. 7 Aug. 1631; m. at All Saints, 9 Nov. 1648, George Billton of London, Gent. 5. Thomas, draper, bapt. 9 Mar. 1633/4; bur. 6 May 1689; m. about 1657 Dorcas ___, b. in the parish of All Saints, d. there 20 Aug. 1729, in her 93d year; he was junior bailiff in 1659-60, church warden in 1666, and an alderman of Northampton; eight children, recorded in the registers of All Saints. 6. Martha, bapt. 10 Dec. 1637; bur. 18 Feb. 1638/9. 7. Anne, bapt. 13 Sept. 1640. 8. Infan child, bur. 26 Sept. 1646.
    • vii. DOROTHY, bapt. 6 Mar. 1599/1600; living 12 Apr. 1649; m. at All Saints, 30 Nov. 1634, THOMAS BALL, who d. before 12 Apr. 1549. In his will, dated 12 Apr. 1649, Roger Sargent, after making other bequests to Dorothy and others, gives "all the rest of my goods household stuffe wearinge apparell gowns cattell and chattells whatsoever to my daught'r Ball w'ch hath most neede of my helpe by reason of the want and poverty wherein she was left by her husband Thomas Ball late deceased."
    • 3.viii. WILLIAM, bapt. 30 June 1602.
    • ix. INFANT SON [puerulus], bur. 3 Sept. 1604.
    • x. JOHN, mercer and linen draper, bapt. 24 Nov. 1605; m. at All Saints, 4 Nov. 16334, ANNE ORPYN of Northampton. Children: 1. John, not recorded in the register of All Saints, but mentioned in his grandfather's will, 1649, as his father's eldest son. 2. Joseph, bur. 12 Mar. 1636/7. 3. Joseph, not recorded in the register of All Saints, bur mentioned in his grandfather's will in 1649. 4. Samuel, bapt. 18 Oct. 1860; bur. 14 Dec. 1640. 5. Samuel, bapt. 6 Jan. 1741/2; bur. 3 Aug. 1644. 6. Elizabeth, bapt. 28 Jan. 1643/4; probably d. in infancy. 7. Elizabeth, bapt. 6 Sept. 1646. 8. Mary, bapt. 10 Sept. 1648.
    • xi. ELIZABETH, bapt. 26 Feb 1608/9; living 12 Apr. 1649, when her father in his will refers to her as "my daughter Sprigge;" d. before 1680; m. (1) 9 Oct. 1626 ROBERT BANKS; m. (2) before 12 Apr. 1649 HENRY SPRIGG; m. (3) after 12 Apr. 1649 GEORGE NORWOOD.
  • 3. WILLIAM SARGENT (Roger, Hugh), of Northampton, haberdasher, and of New England, baptized in the parish of All Saints, Northampton, 20 June 1602, died at Barnstable, in the Plymouth Colony in New England, 16 Dec. 1682. he married first, probably about 1627, HANNAH ----, who was buried at All Saints 25 Sept. 1632; secondly, probably about 1634, MARY ---- , who died probably in 1637; and thirdly, probably in 1638, SARAH (----) MINSHALL, who died at Barnstable in the Plymouth Colony 12 Jan. 1688/9, widow of William Minshall of Whitchurch, co Salop, Gent.
  • William Sargent, like his father, resided in the parish of All Saints, Northampton. He was made a freeman of Northampton 20 July 1626, being then called son of Roger Sargent. He was senior bailiff in 1632-3. His name appears for the last time in the register of All Saints in the entry of the baptism of his daughter Mary, 22 Jan. 1636/7, and his is
  • Pg.141
  • next found at Charlestown, Mass., where he was admitted to the church on 10 Mar. 1638/9. .... etc.
  • William Sargent was admitted a freeman in the Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1639. He removed to Malden, Mass., where he was a deacon and lay preacher in the church. His farm was in that part of Malden which was set off in 1870 as the town (now the city) of Everett. He removed to Barnstable, probably in 1656 or 1657, was made a freeman of the Plymouth Colony in 1657, and was a preacher also at Barnstable. His will, dated 9 Mar. 1679/80, is printed in Aaron Sargent's "Sargent Genealogy," where also further details of his life in New England and a genealogy of his descendants may be found.
  • Children by first wife, baptized at All Saints, Northampton:
    • i. ELIZABETH, bapt. 3 July 1628; bur. at All Saints 5 Jan. 1629/30.
    • ii. HANNAH, bapt. 13 July 1629; came to New England; d. at Reading, Mass., 15 Dec. 1717, "being near a 100 years old"; m. in 1649 HENRY FELCH of Reading, who d. there 11 Nov. 1699. Eleven children.
    • iii. ELIZABETH, bapt. 12 Sept. 1630; came to New England; d. 5 Mar. 1657/8; m. (1) about 1651 DAVID NICHOLS of Boston, who d. 13 Mar. 1652/3; m. (2) 14 June 1653 THOMAS BILL of Boston, who m. (2) Abigail Willis, dau. of Michael, and d. 29 Oct. 1696. Two sons by second husband.
    • iv. MARY, bapt. 2 Sept. 1632; bur. at All Saints 9 Feb. 1635/6.
  • Children by second wife, baptized at All Saints, Northampton:
    • v. SARAH, bapt. 22 Oct. 1635; probably d. young.
    • vi. MARY, bapt. 22 Jan. 1636/7; probably d. young.
  • Children by third wife:
    • vii. JOHN, of Barnstable and of Malden, Mass., bapt. at Chrlestown, Mass., 8 Dec. 1639; d. at Malden 9 Sept. 1716, aged 76 years, 9 months; m. (1) 19 Mar. 1662/3 DEBORAH HILLIER of Barnstable, b. at Yarmouth in the Plymouth Colony 30 Oct. 1643, d. 20 Apr. 1669, dau. of Hugh; m. (2) 3 Sept. 1669 MARY BENSE, who d. s.p. in Feb. 1670/1; m. (3) LYDIA CHIPMAN of Barnstable, b. at Barnstable 25 Dec. 1654, d. 2 Mar. 1729/30, dau. of Elder John and Hope (Howland). Four children by first wife and eleven children by third wife.
    • viii. RUTH, b. at Charlestown, Mass., 25 Oct. 1642; d. 4 Oct. 1711; m. (1) about 1663 JONATHAN WINSLOW of Marshfield in the Plym-
    • Pg.142
    • outh Colony, b. in 1638, bur. 8 Sept. 1676, s. of Josiah and Margaret and newphew of Gov. Edward Winslow; m. (2) in July 1677, as his second wife, RICHARD BOURNE of Sandwich in the Plymouth Colony; m. (3) in 1684, as his second wife, ELDER JOHN CHIPMAN of Sandwich. One son by first husband.
    • ix. SAMUEL, b. at Charlestown, Mass., 3 Mar. 1644/5; d. unm. at Malden 22 Sept. 1710, in his 66th year.


John Sargent, 1st child of William 1602 Sargent and Sarah Minshall, was b. Dec. 1639 (bapt on the 8th); married Mar. 19,1661, with DEBORAH HILLIER, of Barnstable (b. at Yarmouth, Oct. 30,1643; d. Apr. 20,1669); married (2nd) Sept. 3,1669, MARY BENSE (d. Feb. 1670/1); married (3rd) with LYDIA CHAPMAN, of Barnstable (b. at Barnstable, Dec. 25,1654; d. Mar. 2,1730; dau. of John); d. in Malden, Sept. 9,1716.

Children were: (by Deborah): Joseph (1663), John (1664/5), Mary (1667), Jabez (1669).

Children were (by Lydia): Hannah (1675), Jonathan (1677), William (1680), Lydia (?-m. John Waite), Deborah (?-m Thomas Waite), Ruth (1686), Samuel (1688), Ebenezer (1690), Hope (?), Mehitable (1696) and Sarah (?, d.1716).


JOHN SARGENT SR. ..... Birth: Dec. 8, 1639 Middlesex County Massachusetts, USA Death: Sep. 9, 1716 Middlesex County Massachusetts, USA

John Sargent Sr. was the son of William Sargent and Sarah Minshall who were English immigrants to America. He was my 7th great-grandfather. Father of Fifteen children. He was married three times. Married to Deborah Hillier, my 7th great-grandmother, Mary Bense, and Lydia Chipman. Lydia was the granddaughter of John Howland of the "Mayflower." His military service was in 1676 as a soldier in Major Gilliam's Company, in garrison at brookfield, MA

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 Samuel Sargent (1688 - 1721)*
 Sarah Sargant (1693 - 1717)*
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Burial: Bell Rock Cemetery Malden Middlesex County Massachusetts, USA

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Brief Biography

John Sargeant went to Barnstable with his father, Wiliiam, and was admitted to inhabit there between 1662 and 1666. He returned to Malden about 1669, where he was a selectman for six years.

In May, 1695, the town of Malden made a division of two thousand three hundred acres of common lands. The distribution was by lot to all freeholders in the town, in proportion to their ratable estates, an average of about thirty acres to each man. Among the names are John Sargent, Sr., and John Sargent, Jr. It was voted by the town, showing confidence in his integrity and fairness, "that John Sargent, sen'r, is the man to draw the lots."

His slate gravestone is in Bell Rock Cemetery (formerly the "Old Malden Burial-ground"). Like his transatlantic great-grandfather, he heeded the scripture injunction; and all his fifteen children are named in his will of May 20, 1708.

It is a circumstance worthy of incidental mention, perhaps, that the first and third wives of John (who was born in Massachusetts Bay Colony) were born in Plymouth Colony; so that the mingled blood of the Pilgrim and the Puritan of these two noted colonies (which afterwards became the Commonwealth of Massachusetts) flows in the veins of all his descendants.


P: Charlestown, (Mystic Side), Middlesex County, Massachusetts P: Barnstable, Barnstable, MA M: 19 Mar 1661/62

P: Barnstable, Barnstable County, Massachusetts 9 Sarah Jane Minshall D: 9 Sep 1716 B: Abt 1609

P: Malden, Middlesex County, Massachusetts


  • Sargent genealogy : Hugh Sargent, of Courteenhall, Northamptonshire and his descendants in England (1895). Pg. 32, 33-34
  • * Author: Sargent, Aaron, 1822-1913; Sargent, John S., 1839- Subject: Sargent family; British Publisher: Somerville, Mass. : A. Sargent Possible copyright status: NOT_IN_COPYRIGHT Language: English Digitizing sponsor: Google Book from the collections of: University of Wisconsin - Madison Collection: americana


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John Sargent, Sr.'s Timeline

December 8, 1639
Charlestown, Suffolk, Massachusetts
December 8, 1639
Boston, Suffolk , Massachusetts
December 8, 1639
Charlestown, Middlesex, Ma
December 8, 1639
December 8, 1639
December 8, 1639
April 18, 1663
Barnstable, Barnstable, Massachusetts, USA
February 27, 1664
Barnstable, Barnstable, Massachusetts
Barnstable, Barnstable County, Massachusetts, United States