John Babcock

Male 1644 - 1685  (41 years)


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  • Name John Babcock  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
    Born 1644  Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
    Gender Male 
    Died 8 Nov 1685  Westerly, Washington, Rhode Island, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
    Age 41 years 
    Patriarch & Matriarch
    James Babcock,   b. 1580, Wivenhoe, Essex, , England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jun 1679, Norwich, New London, Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 99 years)  (Grandfather) 
    Sarah Anne Brown Bourne,   b. 23 Jan 1613, Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1665, Milton, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years)  (Mother) 
    Person ID I50080  tree2019
    Last Modified 19 May 2020 

    Father Ancestors James Babcock,   b. 12 Jun 1612, Wivenhoe, Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jun 1679, Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Sarah Anne Brown Bourne,   b. 23 Jan 1613, Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1665, Milton, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 2 Mar 1638  Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Family ID F29973  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Ancestors Mary Lawton,   b. Nov 1646, Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Nov 1711, Westerly, Washington, Rhode Island, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 64 years) 
    Married 1662  Westerly, Washington, Rhode Island, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 8
    Children 
    Married: 1x1. Robert Babcock,   b. 1678, Westerly, Washington, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Aug 1719, Westerly, Washington, Rhode Island, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 41 years)  [natural]
    Lydia Crandall  m. 1700
    Married: 1x2. James Babcock,   b. 8 Jan 1663, Rhode Island, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jan 1736, Westerly, RI, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)  [natural]
    Elizabeth Saunders  m. 1687
    Married: 2x3. John Babcock,   b. 1669,   d. 28 Mar 1746, Westerly,Washington,Rhode Island,USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)  [natural]
    Mary Curtis;   Mary Champlain  m. 1700
    Married: 1x4. George Babcock,   b. 1671, Westerly, Washington, Rhode Island, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Feb 1755, Kingston, Washington, Rhode Island, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)  [natural]
     5. Mary Babcock,   b. 1677, Westerly, Washington, Rhode Island, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1688, Kingstowne, Washington, Rhode Island, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 11 years)  [natural]
     6. Susannah Babcock,   b. 1677, Westerly, Washington, Rhode Island, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Nov 1723, Kingston, Washington, Rhode Island, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 46 years)  [natural]
     7. Rebecca Babcock,   b. Apr 1678, Westerly, Kings, Rhode Island, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Jul 1747  (Age ~ 69 years)  [natural]
     8. Joseph Babcock,   b. 1681, Westerly, Kings, Rhode Island, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Feb 1740, Westerly, Kings, Rhode Island, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years)  [natural]
     9. Oliver Babcock,   b. 31 Aug 1683, Westerly, Kings, Rhode Island, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Sep 1771, Hopkinton, Washington, Rhode Island, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 19 May 2020 
    Family ID F17982  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Captain John BABCOCK(1) (4) was born in 1644.(12) (4) He between 1644 and 1698 in Portsmouth, Westerly, Stonington.(9) This info from Heather Chevalier's research: I have not been able to verify the information included re: Mary being a Micmac Indian girl, but am researching now:

      3. John Badcock b. 1644 Portsmouth,RI d. May ,1685 Westerly,RI .. He and Mary Lawton eloped by canoe to Misquamicut ,RI in March,1662. John was only 17 and Mary was younger than him...They travelled by canoe from Portsmouth,RI.. At Misquamicut was an Indian village at that time.. Both families would not consent to their marriage.. Mary was an Indian Micmac girl...However, the Badcock family did follow them to Misquamicut in 1664, to live there.. And Mary's father, George Lawton, did show forgiveness for her in his will..Her mother was Elizabeth Hazzard. John and Mary Badcock had 10 children,---- Captain James, Mary, Captain John, Job, George, Robert,Joseph,Colonel Oliver,Elihu,Ann. After John died, his widow, Mary , re-married to Erasmus Babbitt,also a widower, on April 21, 1698 @ Stonington, Connecticut... He on 18 May 1669 in Westerly Rhode Island. (12) He was a Conservator of the Peace on 12 Jun 1678 in Westerly Rhode Island.(12) He on 17 Sep 1679 in Westerly Rhode Island.(12) He died in 1685 in Westerly Rhode Island.(22) (23)(4) He signed a will on 26 Jun 1685 in Westerly Rhode Island. (12) Will made by Town Council, he having died intestate. Exx. widow Mary. Personal estated divided as follows: To widow L263, 7s. 8d. To nine of the children, L57, 2s, 4d. each at age, viz: to Ann Mary, John, Job, George, Eliju, Robert, Joseph and Oliver Babcock. The real estate was divided by agreement between James Babcock (son and rightful heir to John, deceased), and his mother, the agreement being ratified b Town Council. To James, half the farm we are now dwelling on, and the new dwelling house, he relinquishing to his mother, all the rest of the lands.

      Will: Inventory, L790, 3s., viz: 43 steers, 33 cows, 8 working oxen, 9 three year steers, 9 two year cattle, 21 yearlings, 52 horses, mares and colts, 3 riding horses, old ambling horse, horse called James, 100 sheep, 50 lambs, 76 swine, ox, 2 bulls, 8 beds, silver cup, a dozen pewter platters, a dozen porringers, 2 flagons, warming pan, 3 canoes, 2 steel traps, negro boy, L20, 2 Indian men and an Indian girl, L30, a steer, mare and four more horses, &c. He was a Deputy 168201684 in Westerly Rhode Island.(12) He .(12) In G. Dict. of RI. author states that " Tradition gives his wife as being Mary, daughter of Thomas Lawton, an impossiblibity, since Thomas Lawton had no such daughter. Other fiction comes with the tradition, but it is assumed to be so far true that if George Lawton be substituted for Thomas, the tradition may be sustained as to marriage. He in Rhode Island.(10) According to excerpt in book: Newport Nova Scotia - A Rhode Island Township. author statesthe following, according to Crowell's book New Englanders in Nova Scotia: John (2) BABCOCK, the great grandfather of Jonathan (5) (1723 - ) was one of the original grantees at Newport, Nova Scotia in the Crown grant of 21 July 1761; he drew Newport Farm lot A. 2nd Div. No. 3 on 18 Feb. 1762; He in Westerly Rhode Island.(24) 1903 Babcock Genealogy: Lore about John & Mary.
      "Tradition says that John and his wife, Mary, eloped from Newport, settled upon the east bank of the Pawcatuck River, on Massatuxet Cove (near what is now Avondale, town of Westerly, R.I.) with no neighbors but the friendly Indians, and that they were not discovered by their parents for several years. Much poetry and romance has been written upon this tradition, but as no history has been found to establish it as fact, we must class the elopement story as fiction."
      He resided Westerly Rhode Island in Westerly Rhode Island. (4) He was. He in Westerly Rhode Island. (6) John, son of James, sen., m. Mary---. His will dates 1685; mentions eldest son James, 'and nine more," viz; Ann, mary, John, Job, George, Eliju, Robert, Joseph and Oliver. Mrs. Mary Babcock, ms. 2nd, Erasmus babbett, and died Dec. 8, 1711. Parents: James BABCOCK (BADCOCK) and Sarah BROWN.
      Children were: James BABCOCK, Ann BABCOCK, Mary BABCOCK, Captain John BABCOCK, Job BABCOCK, George BABCOCK, s Elihu BABCOCK, Robert BABCOCK, Joseph BABCOCK, BABCOCK, Oliver BABCOCK.

  • Sources 
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      Record for Capt. James Babcock

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      Record for James Babcock

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      Record for John Babcock

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      Record for Capt John Babcock

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      Record for Robert Babcock

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      Record for Mary Lawton