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Marblehead Genealogy Project

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    William Charles, of Marblehead (1595 - 1673)
    Biography William Charles arrived to Marblehead by 1637, married Sarah Merrit sister of Nicholas and Triphena Merritt. Had a son Robert who lived in England with two daughters. Had a niece Mary Cha...
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    Rebecca Diamond (c.1655 - 1732)
    Links Reference: Ancestry Genealogy - SmartCopy : Jan 20 2017, 15:00:28 UTC
  • Martha Barker (1696 - 1772)
    Reference: MyHeritage Family Trees - SmartCopy : Apr 8 2017, 9:25:56 UTC
  • Roger Conant (c.1626 - 1672)
    Roger Conant, son of Roger Conant and Sarah Horton, was born in Salem and died in June 1672. He married Elizabeth Weston, daughter of Thomas Weston and Elizabeth Weaver, by 1661 and had two children: ...
  • Richard Norman Sr., (fisherman, shipwright) (1587 - bef.1653)
    Not the same as Richard Norman In 2002 Leslie Mahler, published the "English Origin of Richard Norman of Salem, Mass." in in The American Genealogist Vol 77 p 102-3. Leslie Mahler published for the f...

The purpose of this project is to share resources to assist researchers document the founding families of Marblehead in the 16th century and shortly thereafter. Sidney Perley at rocky crevice near Salem Witch Trials execution Site

  • Sidney Perley (1858–1928), Marblehead in the Year 1700 (Historical Collections of the (Marblehead, MA: Essex Institute, Various Years) Available in PDF Includes a concise analysis of deeds for genealogical purposes.
  • Sidney Perley (1858–1928), The History of Salem, Massachusetts, 3 vols. (Salem, Mass.: Sidney Perley, 1924) On Hathitrust
  • Essex County Historical and Genealogical Register (Ipswich, Mass.: M. V. Perley, [1894%E2%80%9395]) On Essex Antiquarian Vol 1 Hannah Lucy Tutt (1860-1952), first secretary and historian of the Marblehead Historical Society

  • Hannah Lucy Tutt (1860-1952), first secretary and historian of the Marblehead Historical Society (typed manuscrpt, various years) originally stored at Abbott Hall current location unknown. Many are in the personal collection of Helen Hunt's family in Marblehead. A copy of the Barker, Brown, Devereaux, Harris, Martin, Nicholson-Hopper and Pedrick Genealogies (only) are in the personal collection of Roland Henry Baker, III Samuel Roads, Jr 1856-1904 of headstone of Elizabeth Goodwin d. Old Burial Hill, Marblehead

Original Founders of Marblehead

The following list includes those listed to be taxed in Marblehead on 1 Jan 1637 as well as those listed as stinted by 1647 and those listed with lots before 1650:

Later Founders of Marblehead

The following can be found shortly after 1650 (most of them by 1674) with a few genealogically important families coming later in the 17th century or the turn of the 18th century (feel free to add to this list):

Mablehead Family Genealogies ship Robert W. Dixey, c.1856