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Josiah Belcher

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Probably England
Death: April 03, 1683 (47-56)
Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Colony
Place of Burial: Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Gregory Belcher, of Braintree and Katherine Belcher
Husband of Urania Belcher
Father of John Belcher; Jonathan Belcher; Joseph Belcher; Edward Belcher; Nathan Belcher and 8 others
Brother of Elizabeth Gilbert; John Belcher; Moses Belcher; Samuel Belcher; Mary Marsh and 2 others

Occupation: Wheelwright, one of the founders of Old South Church
Managed by: Private User
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About Josiah Belcher

Josiah Belcher

  • Birth: 1631 Boston Suffolk County Massachusetts, USA
  • Death: Apr. 3, 1683 Boston Suffolk CountyMassachusetts, USA

2. Josiah4 Belcher (Gregory1), born in 1631, was a wheelwright, and settled in Boston, where he acquired an estate on the south. easterly corner of what is now Essex street and Harrison avenue, measuring 126 feet on Essex street, and running back 285 feet to the water. After the death of his widow, a partition was made of this estate among his surviving children, on Sept. 20, 1693, which is described and recorded in Suffolk Co. Deeds, vol. 19, page 158. Further deeds in relation to this property show that all his sons, except John and Benjamin, died without issue, and apparently unmarried, and that the daughter Dorothy died without issue soon after her marriage. (Suffolk Co. Deeds, vol. 40, page 225; vol. 41, page 210; vol. 46, page 90; and vol. 41, page 212.)

He was one of the founders of the third, or Old South, Church, and died Apr. 3, 1683, aged 52, being buried in the Granary burying ground, where his gravestone still remains. His will, made the day of his decease, names wife Ranis, sons John, Jonathan, Joseph, Edward, Nathan and Benjamin, and daughters Elizabeth, Rebecca, Anna, Dorothy, Abigail, and Ruth. (Suffolk Co. Probate.) He married, Mar. 3, 1654-5, Ranis," born June 4, 1638, daughter of Elder Edward1 and Elizabeth Rainsford of Boston. She died Oct 2, 1691

2. Josiah4 Belcher (Gregory1), born in 1631, was a wheelwright, and settled in Boston, where he acquired an estate on the south. easterly corner of what is now Essex street and Harrison avenue, measuring 126 feet on Essex street, and running back 285 feet to the water. After the death of his widow, a partition was made of this estate among his surviving children, on Sept. 20, 1693, which is described and recorded in Suffolk Co. Deeds, vol. 19, page 158. Further deeds in relation to this property show that all his sons, except John and Benjamin, died without issue, and apparently unmarried, and that the daughter Dorothy died without issue soon after her marriage. (Suffolk Co. Deeds, vol. 40, page 225; vol. 41, page 210; vol. 46, page 90; and vol. 41, page 212.)

He was one of the founders of the third, or Old South, Church, and died Apr. 3, 1683, aged 52, being buried in the Granary burying ground, where his gravestone still remains. His will, made the day of his decease, names wife Ranis, sons John, Jonathan, Joseph, Edward, Nathan and Benjamin, and daughters Elizabeth, Rebecca, Anna, Dorothy, Abigail, and Ruth. (Suffolk Co. Probate.)

He married, Mar. 3, 1654-5, Ranis," born June 4, 1638, daughter of Elder Edward1 and Elizabeth Rainsford of Boston. She died Oct 2, 1691


Children: Josiah Belcher Jr, John Belcher, John Belcher, Jonathan Belcher, Elizabeth Belcher Paine, Joseph Belcher, Rebecca Belcher Fuller, Edward Belcher, Anna Belcher Johnson, Dorothy Belcher Gross, Abigail Belcher, Nathan Belcher, Ruth Belcher Tolman, and Benjamin Belcher.


Parents:

  • Gregory Belcher (1606 - 1674)
  • Catherine Allcock Belcher (1610 - 1680)

Spouse:

  • Urania Rainsford Belcher (1638 - 1691)*

Children:

  • Elizabeth Belcher Paine (1663 - 1709)*
  • Benjamin Belcher (1681 - 1716)*

Siblings:

  • Josiah Belcher (1631 - 1683)
  • John Belcher (1633 - 1693)*
  • Samuel Belcher (1637 - 1679)*
  • Joseph Belcher (1641 - 1687)**
  • Calculated relationship
    • Half-sibling

Burial: Granary Burying Ground Boston Suffolk County Massachusetts, USA

Maintained by: Kevin Avery Originally Created by: Don Porter Record added: Dec 18, 2004 Find A Grave Memorial# 10151366


References

GEDCOM Note

Category: Granary Burying Ground, Boston, Massachusetts

Biography == Josiah Belcher was born about 1631 in Braintree, Norfolk, Massachusetts Bay Colony, the son of Gregory Belcher and Catherine (Alcock) Belcher.citation needed. He worked as a husbandman.

Josiah was a soldier in King Philip's War during spring & summer of 1676, Josiah married Ranis “Urania” Belcher on 3 Jan 1655. They had the following children:#Sarah BELCHER b: 27 JUN 1656 <ref>Rootsweb other source is needed</ref>#John BELCHER b: 1 JAN 1658/9 <ref>rootsweb other source is needed</ref>

  1. Joseph BELCHER b: 23 FEB 1660/1
  2. John BELCHER b: 10 MAR 1662 in Braintree, Norfolk, MA
  3. Hannah BELCHER b: 6 APR 1664 in Braintree, Norfolk, MA
  4. Mary BELCHER b: 26 DEC 1666 in Braintree, Norfolk, MA
  5. Josiah BELCHER b: 26 JUN 1669 in Braintree, Norfolk, MA#Ruth BELCHER b: ABT 1672/3 in Braintree, Norfolk, MA <ref>Josiah Belcher and wife Urania Rainsford </ref><ref>New England Families, Genealogical and Memorial By William Richard Cutter</ref><ref> Genealogy.com User Trees; Richard-A-Belcher User Home Page Genealogy Report: Descendants of Gregory Belcher</ref>Josiah died on 3 Apr 1683 in Braintree, Norfolk, Massachusetts Bay Colony.

Sources

<references/> See also:*The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, Page: vol. 60, p. 130, "The Belcher Families"

  • Josiah Belcher on FindAGrave10151366 Retrieved 10:59, 30 December 2017 (EST).
  • THE LONGHUNTERS (As Revised In Not Yet Published Second Edition) A Report on the History and Family Of William Blevins Sr. Of Virginia Showing 25 Ascendants And Uncounted Descendants Researched & Compiled By Leslie W. Blevins Jr. As Well As Named & Unnamed Others ISBN in softcover 978-1-4653-9999-1 EBook ISBN 978-1-4653-9788-1
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Josiah Belcher's Timeline

1631
1631
Probably England
1655
December 23, 1655
Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States
1655
Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States
1657
1657
Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States
1658
1658
Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States
1659
1659
Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States
1661
1661
Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States
1663
July 10, 1663
Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Colony
1664
1664
Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Colony