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Robert Blott

Also Known As: "Thomas"
Birthdate: (83)
Birthplace: Waltham, Essex, England
Death: March 21, 1665 (79-87)
Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Colony
Immediate Family:

Son of John Blott and Margaret Blott
Husband of Susan Blott
Father of Mary Woodford; Robert Blott; Johanna Lovett; Judith Green; Judith Tozier and 3 others
Brother of William Blott; John Blott; John Black; Elizabeth Blott; Mary Blott and 6 others

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Immediate Family

About Robert Blott

Robert Bott came to Charlestown, Mass in 1632. He sold land at Concord to Samuel Stretton in 1648. His wife Susanna, died in Boston, Jan. 20th, 1659/60. In his will he named Sarah Allen and her Children. --Clark F. Allen

Spouse: Susan SELBEE. Robert BLOTT and Susan SELBEE were married on 13 Aug 1609 in Harrold, Bedford, England. Children were: BLOTT, Mary BLOTT, Robert BLOTT, Joanna BLOTT, Lydia BLOTT, Sarah BLOTT, Judith BLOTT.

We are descended from Mary as well as from Joanna.

Robert and Susan (Susanna) are ancestors of Margaret Mead and Erle Stanley Gardiner through children other than Mary (our line). Many other notable descendants through Mary.

Spouse: Susanna FREEMAN.



from Various Ancestral Lines of James Goodwin and Lucy (Morgan) Goodwin :

The first appearance of Robert Blott in New England is at Charlestown, Massachusetts, where in 1634, "At a meeting of the Inhab1t*« the 2d Aprill it was agreed .... that Rob1 Blott have a garden Plott bettweene his house and WB Walfords ye smith,"4

This vote indicates that he had become a resident and owned a house before April 2, 1634.

For the first, few years, there was annually entered on the records a list of those persons who were admitted inhabitants or were residents of the town. On folio 6, or page n, of the Town Records is a list of the inhabitants admitted in 1634. The second name is "John Blott."1 The Town Clerk does not seem to have always been correct in entering the names on the record, and this entry has been taken by Thomas B. Wyman in his "Genealogies and Estates of Charlestown" and others as referring to Robert Blott . In 1664, the Town Clerk, John Green, was empowered to make a copy of the Town Records, which is known as the "Transcript". On folio 7 of this copy is this entry:

"At A meeting of the Inhabit"" of this Towne the 10th: of ffebruary" .[1634].

"In Consideraton of the great trouble & charge of the Inhabitants of Charlestowne by reason of the ffrequent meeteing of the Townsmen in Gener11 & also by reason of many mens meeting things were not so easily brought unto A Joint Issue, It is therefore Jointly agreed by y* sd Inhabitantt y*: the eleven men heere undr men£dnd (wtu the advice of Pastour and Teacher desired in any case of Conscience) shall entreat of all such bussineses as shall consent the Inhabitants of this Towne the choice of officers excepted, & what they or the greatest pt of them shall conclude of will willingly submitt thereunto as their owne pper

'Charlestown, Mass., Archives, vol. 20, folio 6, p. 11. City Clerk's office, Boston, Mass.

act, & these to continue in this employ mt: for one yeare next ensuring, in witness to this agreem1 wee subscribe the day & yeare above written"

Following is a list of thirty-two names, Robert Blott being one of them. In the original record the names are autographs.1

Robert Blott and Thomas Woodford, who later became his son-in-law, were among those persons who were admitted freemen of Massachusetts on March 4, 1634-'35.*

By a law passed in May 1631,

"to the end the body of the comons may be Pserued of honest & good men. it was likewise ordered and agreed that for time to come noe man shalbe admitted to the freedome of this body polliticke, but such as are members of some of the churches within the lymitts of the same./"4

In accordance with this law, Blott must have been a member of one of the churches of the Massachusetts Bay Colony, presumably Charlestown, but so far as is known his name does not appear on the records as a member of this or any other church.

Woodford was a member of the Roxbury Church as shown by an entry made by John Eliot, "the Apostle to the Indians,"* and it has been supposed by some that Blott was also in Roxbury, but no record has been found to prove it

Among the names of those who were admitted to the Charles- town Church appear "John Blacke and Susanna his wife", the date being "1634 n:mo:day 4", or January 4, 1634-'3S.*

In the original town record is a list of the inhabitants of the town in January 1635, one of whom was "John Black." Following this list is this entry:

"In all 72 most of these had Wives & Children y* wido* had allso"

In the transcript made by Town Clerk Green in 1664, mis list has been copied in full including the sentence following.

Against Black's name in the list of inhabitants in the transcript there has been written in the margin the name "Rob1 Blott,"*

'Charlestown, Mass., Archives, vol. 19, p. 6.

Records of Massachusetts, vol. 1, p. 370.

Ibid, vol. I, p. 87.

'Boston Record Co mm ir-si oners' Report, vol. 6, p. 75.

'New Eng. Historical and Genealogical Register, vol. 23, p. 191.

rCharlestown, Mass, Archives, vol. 19, folio 4 and vol. 20, folio

r p. IS-

An inventory of the estate taken August 22, 1665, is entered on page 262 of volume 4 of the Suffolk County Probate records. The property consisted of a dwelling house and

land valued at £ 100 also clothing and household furniture, etc., the whole being appraised at £ 112 -05-00.

One item of the inventory, perhaps indicative of his business, is "Coopers Ware Goo 12 oo."

Children Of Robert Blott

Mary mar. Thomas Woodford" of Roxbury, Mass., Hartford, Conn., and Northampton,


Lydia m. before Aug., 1646, Daniel Turin or Turell of Boston, Mass.

Joanna m. between Sept 7. 1644, and June 8, 1645, Daniel Lovett of Braintree and Mendon,Mass.

Sarah b. about 1631; m. Oct 6, 1652, Edward Ellis of Boston, Mass.


"Suffolk County, Mass., Probate Records, vol. 12, p. 10, and Supreme Judicial Court, Early Court Files, no. 4372, testimony of Sarah Ellis.

"Boston Record Commissioners' Report, vol. 6, pp. 75, 77, Roxbury Church Records.

"Suffolk County, Mass., Probate Records, vol. I, p. 456, Robert Blott will, and Boston Record Commissioners' Report, vol. 9, pp. 23, 27, 29, 4'. 47. 5°i 66, 68, births and baptisms of children of Daniell and Lydia Turrell.

"First Church Records, copy in City Registrar's office, Boston, Mass.

"Boston Record Commissioners' Report, vol. 9, pp. 35, 38.

"Suffolk County, Mass., Probate Records, vol. 1, p. 456, will of Robert Blott.

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Robert Blott's Timeline

Waltham, Essex, England
December 24, 1609
Age 27
Harrold, Bedfordshire, England
Age 35
Of Harrold, Bedfordshire, England
October 1, 1620
Age 38
England, United Kingdom
Age 40
Age 42
Harrold, Bedfordshire, England
Age 44
Age 49
Age 57
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