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William Sargent, Reverend

Birthdate: (80)
Birthplace: Courteenhall, Northamptonshire, England
Death: December 16, 1682 (76-84)
Barnstable, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Roger Sargent, Mayor of Northampton and Ellen Sargent
Husband of Sarah Minshall; Hannah Sargent; Marie Sargent and Sarah Sargent (Minshall)
Father of Hannah Felch; Elizabeth Sargent; Infant Sarah Sargent; John Sargent, Sr.; Ruth Chipman and 2 others
Brother of Daniel Sargent; Sarah Sargent; Anna Sargent; Samuel Sargent; Mary Banks (Sargent) and 5 others
Half brother of Timothy Osborn

Occupation: Deacon and lay preacher, Reverend
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About Rev. William Sargent

Reverend William Sargent was born 20 Jun 1602 in Courteenhall, Northampton, England, christened 20 Jun 1602 in Courteenhall, Northampton, England, and died 16 Dec 1682 (Alternate: 4 April 1683) in Barnstable, Barnstable, Massachusetts. His will was written on 9 March 1679/80 [9], proven on 3 March 1682/3 and devised to his wife and six children[13].

Parents: Roger Sargent (b. ca 1530-1595/6) and Ellen Makernes


  1. abt 1627 in All Saints, Northampton, Northamptonshire, England to Hannah (-d. 1632). Her parents are not known. She was buried on 25 September 1632 in All Saints, Northampton, Northamptonshire, England [6,14].
  2. abt 1634 in All Saints, Northampton, Northamptonshire, England to Mary, also known as Marie (-d ca 1637). Her parents are not known. She died circa 1637 in Northampton, Northamptonshire, England[6].
  3. before 17 March 1638 in Charlestown, Suffolk, Massachusetts, to Sarah. Her parents are not known. She was admitted to the church at Charlestown on 17 March 1638/9.

4 children of Hannah and William Sargent include:

  1. Elizabeth bap. 3 July 1628; d. January 1628. Died young.
  2. Hannah bap. 13 July 1629; came to New England with her father.
  3. Elizabeth bap. 12 September 1630; came to New England with her father.
  4. Mary bap. 2 Sept. 1632; probably died in infancy.

2 children of Marie and William Sargent include:

  1. Sarah bap. 26 October 1635; probably died in infancy.
  2. Marie bap. 22 January 1637 in All Saints, Northampton, Northampton, England. She died in Lynn, Essex, Massachusetts on 30 November 1671. She married Allen Breed (1626-1707, son of Allen Breen and Elizabeth Wheeler.

3 children of Sarah and William Sargent include:

  1. Sarah
  2. John born in 1639 and baptized in Charlestown, Suffolk co., MA on 8d:10m(December):1639.
  3. Ruth born in 28d:8m(October):1642 in Charlestown, Suffolk co., MA
  4. Samuel was born on 3d:1m(March):1644/5 in Charlestown, Suffolk co., MA

Brief Biography

William was first a haberdasher. When he migrated to New England, he became first a deacon and later a lay preacher at Malden, Middlesex co., MA and Barnstable, Plymouth co., MA[6,9]. Even though he was a lay preacher, he is commonly referred to as "Reverend William Sargent". He was admitted to the church in Charlestown, Suffolk co., MA on 10 March 1638/9[9,13]. His migration from his English established life and subsequent occupation as a lay preacher seem to indicate that William became a rather staunch Puritan.

From the Sargent Genealogy (1895):

William Sargent, the ancestor of the family in America, came from Northhampton, in England, to Charlestown, in New England, with his third wife, Sarah, and two daughters by his forst wife, in the year 1638.

The plantation at Salem had been begun in 1628 by John Endicott and others, who came over from England to make preparations for the settlement of the Massachusetts Bay Colony. Several persons by his permission travelled in a westerly direction about twelve miles through the woods, and came to a neck of land between the Charles and Mystic Rivers, called by the natives Mishawum, which was 'full of Indians of the Aberginian tribe.' Having obtained consent of the Sagamore, they settled ther and agreed to call the new settlement "Charlestown." As early as 1629 Ralph Sprague and others, living in Charlestown, crossed the river to explore the country, and found an 'uncouth wilderness,' inhabited by the Pawtucket Indians. A settlement was afterwards made at "Mystic Side" -- that is, on the north side of Mystic River -- as part of Charlestown; and William Sargent and his family made their domicile there. He was admitted to the Church in Charlestown, March 10, 1638/39; and his wife was admitted the following Sunday. He was made a freeman of Massachesetts Bay Colony the same year.

...In 1649 a new town was set off from Charlestown, on Mystic Side, as a separate town, and named Malden, probably from Malden, in Essex County, England...William Sargent was lay preacher there (from1648 to 1650)....

William Sargent removed to Barnstable probably in 1656 or 1657; for he was in Malden in August, 1655, and in Barnstable the '29th of the 4th month 1658," as appears by a power of attorney given by him to Joseph Hills; and he was made a freeman of Plymouth Colony in 1657. He was a preacher in Barnstable.




  • 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."
  • Pg.32
  • 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.
    • Pg.33
    • 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-
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    • 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.


   From "Sargent Genealogy" Aaron Sargent 1891:

Father: Roger Sargent b: ABT 1562 in Northhamptonshire, England Mother: <Living>

Father: Roger Sargent b: ABT 1562 in Northhamptonshire, England Mother: Ellen Makerness b: BEF 24 NOV 1564 in Northhamptonshire, England

Marriage 1 <Living>

Marriage 2 <Living>

Marriage 3 <Living>


  1. Has No Children <Living>
  2. Has Children John Sargent b: DEC 1639 in Charlestown, Mass. c: 08 DEC 1639 in baptised
  3. Has No Children <Living>

Marriage 4 Sarah Minshall b: ABT 1609 in Whitchurch, Salop, England

   * Married: ABT 1638


  1. Has Children John Sargent b: DEC 1639 in Charlestown, Mass. c: 08 DEC 1639 in baptised



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Rev. William Sargent's Timeline

June 20, 1602
Courteenhall, Northamptonshire, England
June 20, 1602
June 20, 1602
Courteenhall, Northampton, England
June 20, 1602
Courteenhall, Northampton, England
June 20, 1602
Courteenhall, Northampton, England
June 20, 1602
Courteenhall, Northampton, England
Northampton, England
July 13, 1629
Age 27
Courteenhall, Nothamptonshire, England