Robert Carver, of Duxbury

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Robert Carver

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Boston, Lincolnshire, England
Death: Died in Marshfield, Plymouth County, Massachusetts
Place of Burial: Marshfield, Plymouth, MA, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Isaac Carver and Catherine Carver
Husband of Christian Carver
Father of John Carver, Sr. and John Carver

Occupation: sawyer, planter
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About Robert Carver, of Duxbury

The cranberry capital of Carver, Massachusetts is said to be named for him.

Robert Carver (son of Isaac Carver and Catherine) was b prob. 1594, prob Boston, Lincolnshire, England, d Apr 1680, Marshfield, Plymouth, MA.

He married Christian, her parents unknown; she was buried on 23 Jul 1658, Marshfield, Plymouth, MA.

Only child of Robert Carver and Christian was:

  1. John Carver b abt 1636. Married Millicent Ford

notes

Robert Carver was born in England in 1594 and came to Marshfield in Plymouth Colony as early as 1638, where on 3 Sep he was listed as a proprietor there. He appears on the list of those able to bear arms in 1643, and was admitted a freeman 7 Jun 1648. He also served as a juryman and held various town offices. His occupation is gleaned from a 1640 land record, in which Edmond Hawes sold to Robert Carver, sawyer, of Duxbury, ten acres of upland, "with all his labours in and aboute the same, the consideration being 2000 feet of sawn boards". He died in April of 1680, being aged 85 years.

While many print sources state he was brother, or nephew to, Gov. John Carver, there is no evidence to support this.

From The Carver Family of New England, Clifford Nickels Carver, p.23:

"In Leyden the Carvers [John & Catherine] lived first on Widdleberg, and, after 1617, on Middelgracet. And here it appears that the nephew Robert Carver, joined John Carver, for in one of the Leyden records, Robert Carver is referred to as the grandson of Katharine Carver (the wife of James Carver and mother of Isaac and John). In the Genealogical and Family History of the State of Maine, compiled by Little, the statement is made that Isaac Carver, father of Robert and brother of John died at Leyden which leads one to believe he too had followed his brother there."

SOURCES:

  • GL: The Richardson Memoral, by John Adams Vinton, 1876, p. 80; The Descendants of John Porter, Vol I, by Henry Porter Andrews, 1893, p 94, p 140, New England Families Genealogical and Memoral, Third Series, Vol IV, p 2042; Genealogies of Mayflower Families, A-F, Robert Carver of Marshfield, Mass., and Some of His Descendants, comp. by William Jones, pp 428-433.

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Robert Carver, of Duxbury's Timeline

1594
1594
Boston, Lincolnshire, England
1610
1610
Age 16
UK
1637
June 23, 1637
Age 43
Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts
1638
1638
Age 44
1680
April 1680
Age 86
Marshfield, Plymouth County, Massachusetts
April 1680
Age 86
Marshfield, Plymouth, MA, USA