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Sarah Chamberlain (Jones)

Birthplace: England
Death: December 16, 1710 (70-79)
Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, Colonial America
Place of Burial: Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Thomas Jones, of Hull and Ann Jones
Wife of Henry Chamberlain, of Hull
Mother of Henry Chamberlain, Jr.; Benjamin Chamberlain; N.N. Milton and N.N. Roberts
Sister of Abraham Jones; Thomas Jones and Ephraim Jones

Immigration: Confidence in April of 1638
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About Sarah Chamberlain

Henry2 Chamberlain, b. About 1619, England. Married Sarah Jones, about 1651, probably Hingham, MA. Died 3 Dec 1678, Hull, MA. She moved to Boston sometime after that and died 16 Dec 1710

Take due notice

Sarah Jones, the daughter of Thomas Jones has sometimes been identified as either William's first or second wife.[citation needed] Sarah Jones was married to William's brother Henry. This error was common enough that the entry for William in Torrey’s New England Marriages Prior to 1700 to call out the mistake: "Chamberlain, William/Henry ( -1678) & ?1wf, 2nd______; (NOT Sarah JONES, Henry Chamberlin)"[1]


At Hingham, Sarah Jones (daughter of Thomas Jones and Ann) was married to Henry Chamberlain (2nd) about 1651.


  1. Sarah Chamberlain who was baptized at Hingham on June 6, 1652. She married, probably at Hull before December 2, 1678, to Robert Milton/Melton. He died at Hull on November 15, 1702. Sarah died at Hingham on June 6, 1752.
  2. Henry Chamberlain was born at Hull about 1654. About 1682 he married Jane _____. He was a blacksmith. Died at Hull on May 6, 1706.
  3. Benjamin Chamberlain was probably baptized at Hingham as "Benj." on May 18, 1662, Probably married Mary Wright, daughter of Edward on October 13, 1685.
  4. Mary Chamberlain was probably born at Hull about 1664. Married at Hingham October 13, 1685 as his 2nd wife, Thomas Sawyer, the same time as her brother, October 13, 1685. She died probably at Hingham before May 21, 1713.
  5. Jane Chamberlain was a minor when her father made his will in 1678.
  6. Unnamed Daughter who was a minor in 1678.
  7. Joanna was a minor in 1678. She may have died on September 25, 1735 as Joanna, wife of James Phippen who died December 29, 1735; son of George and Elizabeth (_____) Phippen.
  8. Sarah's husband, Henry Chamberlain died December 2, 1678, about 60 years old. He left Sarah all the lands, houses, cattle and estate during her widowhood, until their children became of age.[3]

Sarah's father, Thomas Jones died in Manchester before March 9, 1680/1.[1]

Sarah (Jones) Chamberlain died in Boston on December 16, 1710


Henry was made a freeman in May 1645, at Hingham, Massachusetts. He removed to Hull, Suffolk Co., before 1657, when granted 8 lots there. He was a townsman at Hull in 1661. In 1661, Henry and his father presented a petition to the General Court on behalf of his brother John, who had been imprisoned for his Quaker beliefs. Henry and his brother William were named as joint executors of their father will dated 8 December 1673 and proved 29 July 1674, in which Henry was called "eldest son."

Henry Chamberlain died between 2 Dec 1678 (will) and 14 Jan 1678/9 (probate)

Dated 2 Dec 1678, Henry Chamberlin of Hull, Suffolke, New England, blacksmith, weak in body, requested that his debts be paid. He named his wife Sarah Chamberlain, children not of age, daughter Milton, Robert, other four daughters, two sons Henry and Benjamin Chamberlin. The will was proved in court 14 Jan 1678. [1]

Henry and his brother William were named as joint executors of their father will dated 8 December 1673 and proved 29 July 1674, in which Henry was called "eldest son."

Henry dictated his own will the day before he died. The inventory of his estate was dated 6 December 1678. A lawsuit ensued in 1710 between Henry's widow, Sarah, and her daughter-in-law, Jane, widow of Sarah's deceased son, Henry, Jr.


  • NEHGS Register. "Descendants of Thomas Jones of Hingham, Hull and Manchester,"By Claude W. Barlow ". vol 113 (1959) p 42- 43.
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Sarah Chamberlain's Timeline

December 16, 1710
Age 75
Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, Colonial America
December 1710
Age 75
Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States
January 13, 1954
Age 75
March 4, 1954
Age 75
October 27, 1954
Age 75