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Joseph Blanchard

Birthdate: (37)
Birthplace: Duché de Normandie, France
Death: Died in Boston, Sufolk County, Massachusetts Bay Colony, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Pierre Jean Blanchard and Martha Blanchard
Husband of Ann Blanchard
Father of Deacon John Blanchard; William Blanchard and Elizabeth Blanchard
Brother of John Blanchard; Thomas Blanchard, Sr.; Pierre (Peter) Blanchard; Nathaniel Blanchard and Martha Bent

Occupation: Farmer
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About Joseph Blanchard

The father of Captain Joseph Blanchard was Deacon John Blanchard, who, as a boy, came from England with his parents, Joseph and Ann Blanchard (or "Blanshar") in 1637. This family was Norman-French Huguenot, and had come to England in 1610, with others, to escape persecution on the Continent. Several of the family remained in England, but Joseph as mentioned emigrated to America in 1637, and his brother, Thomas, two years later, followed in the ship Jonathan. In religion this family were Calvinistic Protestants, associating themselves with the Puritans of England and the Congregationalists in America.

JOSEPH-1 BLANCHARD died in the 10th month 1637 [vital records of Boston MA].

Joseph married Ann -- who died 24 June 1662 [recorded at Chelmsford and at Woburn MA]. The widow Ann and her children soon moved to Salem MA for "At a town meeting the 26th of the 9th month 1638, it is recorded that of "severall portions of Land Laid out at Marblehead, 6 acres of the Necke" were formally granted to "the Widow Blanchard." She was admitted to church membership at Salem, 30 July 1643, and an early court record shows that she appeared as a witness at the session held 8 May 1745 where she is referred to as "Goodie Blanchar." In later years, after her children were grown she appears to have resided in Chelmsford MA. Her estate was administered by her son, John.

Children of Joseph & Ann (--) Blanchard:

1. A daughter, m. -- Garlick. [possibly Joseph Garlick]. Had issue.

2. William Blanchard, b. in England; d. in Boston MA 7 Aug 1652; m. abt 1647 Hannah Everill. She was b. in England, dau of James & Elizabeth Everill. She m2) in Boston, 13 Jan 1655 to George Manning. After her 2d husband's death she resided with her father James Everill. She probably died 14 Apr 1712 and is buried at King's Chapel Cemetery.

3. +Deacon John Blanchard


April 1939, Vol. 93, Article by J. Crawford Hartman

Page 162



by J. Crawford Hartman, B.A., B.S., of Brooklyn, NY.

"JOSEPH1 BLANCHARD died in the 10th month 1637." This terse statement in the vital records of Boston is the only definite fact in the life of Joseph Blanchard and constitutes, incidentally, the earliest reference in Colonial records to this well-known New England family. In the absence of any further information about him it is assumed that he died shortly after his arrival in the colonies.

Also emmigrated to America as did his brother Thomas

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Joseph Blanchard's Timeline

Duché de Normandie, France
Age 20
March 8, 1631
Age 31
Probably Dunstable, Bedfordshire, England, (Present UK)
December 1, 1637
Age 37
Boston, Sufolk County, Massachusetts Bay Colony, United States