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Mary Batchelder (Dennis)

Birthdate: (22)
Birthplace: Wenham, Massachusetts
Death: January 26, 1665 (22)
Wenham, Essex County, Massachusetts
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Wife of John Batchelder
Mother of Joseph Batchelder

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About Mary Batchelder

  • 'A genealogical record of the descendants of Quartermaster George Colton By George Woolworth Colton
  • Pg. 467
  • Some New England Family Connections.
  • John Colton, b. 1797; mar. Lemira Batchelder, 1826, daughter of
  • John Batchelder, b. 1769, and Tirzah Billings; son of
  • John Batchelder, b. ___, and Lydia Leland; son of
  • Mark Bachelor, b. 1706, and Sarah Friend; son of
  • John Batchelder, b. 1666, and Hannah Tarbox; son of
  • 'John Batchelder, b. 1638, and Mary Dennis; son of
  • Hon. Joseph Batchelder, b. in Canterbury, England, emigrant, 1636.
    • (Ref.: "Batchelder Genealogy, 1898.")
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  • 'The Essex antiquarian: an illustrated ... magazine devoted to the ..., Volume 7 edited by Sidney Perley
  • Pg. 168-269
  • I think that Joseph Batchelder,1 tailor from Canterbury, was brother of John1 and Henry1. Here is the first record we have of them. "In a list of persons who have taken passage from the town and port of Sandwich for the American plantations, the list certified under the seal of office of mayorality, 9 June, 1637, and including all those since the last certificate of such passengers returned unto the office of Dover Castle," appear "John Bachelor, of Canterbury, taylor," "Henry Bacheler, of Dover, brewer, Martha, his wife, and four servants," "Joseph Bachelor, of Canterbury, taylor, his wife Elizabeth, one child, and three servants." (See New England Historical Genealogical Register, volume xv., page 29.) There is nothing said of one being the father of the other. They are arranged in the order of their ages (Henry calls Joseph his youngest brother). John, if he is our John, of Salem, as there is little doubt that he was, was born in or about 1610. But the important point is Joseph's child. That child must have been Mark Batchelder, killed in 1675- Mark Batchelder was born in 1632 or thereabouts. In 1653, he pays a tax in Wenham, and gives two days' work to the town. In 1655, he pays L1, 10s. towards the minister's rate; a Jo. Batchelder paying 15 shillings (perhaps his brother Joseph -- see later). In 1659, he and . . . . .
  • All these item indicate a man of some maturity, and he was evidently older than his 'brother John, who was born 20: 11: 1638. On page 105, that John is given to John and Elizabeth Batchelder; but John Batchelder was not even in Salem at that time. He did not ask to be an inhabitant till 15: 2: 1639. Moreover the record distinctly states that he was son of Joseph'. The birth records go thus: "'John, son of brother Batchelder, baptized 20: 11: 1638;'" "Mary, daughter of Jon Batchelder, baptized 19: 7: 1640;" "Abigail, daughter of Jon Batchelder, baptized 12: 12: 1642;" " Hanna daughter of brother Batchelder, baptized 23: 4: 1644;" "Hanna, daughter of Jon Batchelder, baptized 25: 3: 1645.: On page 105 both of these Hannahs are given to John; whereas the distinction is made that the first one and the early 'John belong to "brother" Batchelder, who was certainly Joseph' not John.
  • But Joseph Batchelder had another child, whose birth or baptism is not recorded. He comes to America with one child, whom I call Mark. He is one of the original, or early signers of the covenant of the First church appearing in one copy as Edward Batchelder, but later corrected to Joseph Batchelder; he has a son, John, baptized there in 1638; but there is one between.
  • In the division of common lands ordered 10mo: 1637, he has four members in his family, This fourth member must be Joseph, mariner, who died in 1657, about twenty years old, not old enough to be on the town tax-list, but who perhaps paid a church rate at eighteen in 1655.
  • To make Joseph Batchelder, tailor, who brings a small child over with him, the father of John, born in 1610, and the grandfather of Mark, born in 1632, is highly improbable. Though prominent he is never spoken of as old. He died in 1647, and, to fulfill the conditions above, must then have been over sixty. He died while a case of chuch discipline was going on and the record states, "In ye mesne space it pleased God to take to himself Brother Batchelder a man wise, moderate and very able to be helpful in such cases," but not a word about his being aged.
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  • 'Genealogical and personal memoirs relating to the families of ..., Volume 3 edited by William Richard Cutter
  • Pg. 1471
  • (IV) Peter Woodbury, third, youngest son of Deacon Peter, second, and Mary (Dodge) Woodbury, born . . . .
  • His wife, whom he married March 19, 1730, was Hannah Batchelder, of Wenham, born May 1, 1709, daughter of John and Hannah (Tarbox) Batchelder, granddaughter of 'John and Mary (Dennis) Batchelder', and great-granddaughter of Joseph Batchelder, of Canterbury, Kent county, England, who came to Salem with his wife Elizabeth, one child and three servants and settled in Salem in 1636, removing soon afterward to Wenham and made a permanent settlement there.
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Mary Batchelder's Timeline

July 3, 1642
Wenham, Massachusetts
January 13, 1662
Age 19
Wenham, Essex County, Massachusetts
January 26, 1665
Age 22
Wenham, Essex County, Massachusetts