Joseph Ladd, of Portsmouth

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Joseph Ladd

Birthdate: (63)
Birthplace: Deal, Kent, England
Death: 1683 (63)
Portsmouth, Newport County, Rhode Island
Immediate Family:

Son of Nathaniel Ladd and Margaret Ladd
Husband of Joanna Ladd
Father of William Ladd; Mary Brownell and Joseph Ladd, II
Brother of Daniel Ladd, of Haverhill

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About Joseph Ladd, of Portsmouth

Joseph, brother to Daniel, sailed on the HERCULES, on or about 31 Mar 1634, approximately a week after Daniel sailed on the MARY & JOHN. Joseph took his oath of allegiance on 24 Mar 1633/34, also. [1633 under old calendar; 1634 under new calendar] He was to have sailed with Daniel on the MARY & JOHN but remained behind to look after their chattel. Little is known about Joseph LADD between this date and 1644 when his name first appeared on a deed of John ANTHONY, Portsmouth, RI. (New England Historical Genealogy Register, Vol. 9, pg. 267) [paraphrased!]

From Warren Ladd's book, p. 288: "We think it is evident, though there is no positive proof, that this Joseph Ladd was a younger brother of Daniel Ladd, who came from London in the Mary and John in 1633. The reason for this belief is the fact that John Anthony, whose deed of land to Richard Tew in 1644 Joseph Ladd was a witness, took the oath of Supremacy and Allegiance to pass to New England in the Mary and John, Robert Sayres master, 24th of March, 1633, but "stayed over to oversee the chattle," and came in the Hercules, John Kidder master, which sailed a week later than the Mary and John, in which Daniel Ladd came. [See New England Historical and Genealogical Register, vol. 9, page 267.] John Anthony settled at Portsmouth. R. I. Joseph Ladd lived at Portsmouth, R. I. The inference is that Joseph Ladd, a minor, lived in the family of John Anthony, was a relative of Mr. Anthony or his wife, and went to Portsmouth with him."


In his book John C. Ladd makes no mention of the name of Daniel and Joseph's father. He does state that "In the summer of 1632 his [referring to Daniel] father was lost in an accident at sea and his oldest brother became head of the family as prescribed by English Common Law." He also states: "Daniel had several brothers, all of whom were older, but only have the name of one, Joseph, who was one year older."

This senior Ladd was a farmer and also operated a fishing boat out of Deal.

Nathaniel married Margaret Denwood, daughter of William Denwood and Kathleen Jenkin, on 27 Oct 1614 in Wiltshire, England. (Margaret Denwood was born about 1593 of St.Mary, Sandwich, Kent, England and died in England.)

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Joseph Ladd, of Portsmouth's Timeline

Deal, Kent, England
Age 35
Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island, USA
Age 45
Portsmouth, Newport county, RI
Age 63
Portsmouth, Newport County, Rhode Island
Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island, USA