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  • ID: I00994
  • Name: Joseph BALDWIN 1
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 1609 in Cholesbury, Buckinghamshire, England
  • Death: 2 NOV 1684 in Hadley, Hampshire County, Massachusetts, USA
  • _FA4: was a freeplanter and moved to Hadley, Hampshire County, Massachusetts, USA in 1663
  • _FA5: 1666 freeman
  • Immigration: 1639 from Cholesbury, Buckinghamshire, England to Milford, New Haven County, Connecticut Colony, later USA
  • Note:
    Letter from Albert Judson Fisher to Stella (Fisher) Burgess dated April 23, 1927 detailing his family research, in the possession of Susan Kimes Burgess:
    "Joseph Baldwin = Hannah ______
    James Warriner = Elizabeth Baldwin"
    Whose Family is it Anyway?
    owned by Irene Clough Hahn

    Joseph1 Baldwin born 1609/1610 Cholesbury, Bucks, England died 2 Nov 1684 Hadley, Hampshire, MA was married three times. Joseph was of Milford, CT in 1639. He removed about 1663 to Hadley, MA where he was made a Freeman in 1666. Joseph first married at High Wycomb, co Bucks, England 10 Nov 1636 to Hannah Whitlock who died 1660/61 Milford, New Haven, CT; second wife the widow Isabel (Ward) Northam, Catlin, who as the widow Isabel Catlin, had come with her son John Catlin from Newark, NJ; she died in Hardly, MA 8 Dec 1676. Joseph married third on 17 Sept 1678 to Elizabeth (Gibbons) Hitchcock Warriner the widow of William Warriner died 2 June 1676 of Springfield, MA, she had also been the widow of Luke Hitchcock died 1 Nov 1659 of Wethersfield, Hartford, CT; Elizabeth Gibbons Hitchcock Warriner Baldwin died 25 Apr 1696. Joseph's Will dated 20 Dec 1680 at Northampton, Hampshire, MA my line

    Baldwin Genealogy
    Joseph Baldwin was one of the first settlers in Milford, in 1639, and his name appears Nov 20, of that year in the first list of free planters. He was also brother to Nathaniel and Timothy who came same time. About 1663 he removed to Hdley, MA ane was a freeman there with his son Joseph in 1666.
    The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England 1620-1633 Vol I-III
    Josephs' will in Northampton, MA is dated 20 Dec 1680.
    "New England Families Genealogical and Memorial: Thid Series, Vol IV"
    Joseph Baldwin was an early settler of Milford, Connecticut. His house lot was No. 52, on West Farm street, near the present station of the New York, New Haven & Hartford railroad. His wife Hannah joined the Milford church, June 23, 1644. About 1663 he went with other Milford men to Hadley, Massachusetts. He was admitted a freeman of Hadley. He died November 2, 1684. His will was dated December 20, 1680. He bequeathed to sons Benjamin, Jonathan, Joseph, and daughters. He married (second) Isabel Northam, wid of James Northam, who came with her son, John Catlin. as the Widow Catlin from Newark, New Jersey. She died December 8, 1676. He married (third) Elizabeth (Hitchcock) Warriner, widow of William Warriner
    Connecticut Puritan Settlers pg 116
    NOTE--By the record at Newark, N. J., it appears that Deacon Lawrence Ward, of Newark,
    died in 1670, and left no children; that Elizabeth, wife of Joseph Baldwin, of Hadley, Mass.,
    was a sister of said Ward; that said Elizabeth (Ward) Baldwin authorized her son, John Catlin,
    and John Ward, ("turners,") of Newark, to act for her in relation to the estate of their uncle,
    Lawrence Ward. (S. H. Conger, Esq.) Robert Lyman was a relative of John Catlin, as the Newark record shows.
    page 510
    It appears the first husband of Elizabeth (Ward) Baldwin was CATTELL, CATTEILL, JOHN, of Wethersfield, was a juror at Hartford, in 1644. This fact proves his respectability and character in Wethersfield. The goods of John Catteel were appraised July 17, 1644. He had a home lot and barn, 12 and six acres in Mile Meadow, and three acres in Great Meadow, and garden, 12, 12s. in Wethersfield, all presented to the court by the relict and Wm. Gibbons, adm'rs, total 69; widow's name not given; no family or distribution found, except his relict. I conjecture he might have left an infant son, John, who was afterward the John Catlin who was m. at Wethersfield, and removed to Branford and Newark, in 1667, and changed his name to Catlin, (see JOHN CATLIN,) as the changing of names at that time was not uncommon.

    Source Connecticut Puritan Settlers.
    Joseph Baldwin second wife was Isabel Ward born 1625 died 8 Dec 1676 at Hadley, MA. Isabel was first married to John Catlin and second to James Northam. Isabel was sister of Deacon Lawrence Ward, she authorized her son, John Catlin also John Ward to act for her in relation to the estate of their uncle, Lawrence Ward. Isabel calls John Catlin, of Newark, NJ, her son in 1670; also John Catlin says in a law suit that he was the eldest son of Isabel Catlin aka Isabel Northam. Isabel was the widow of first John Catlin of Neward, NJ and second of James Northam of Hartford, CT.
    Sources: 1 - 18 April 1670 Inventory of the estate of Lawerence Warde of Newark, NJ dec'd made by John Brown and Jone Warde. Lawarence Warde is called I/Esebell Baldwyne's brother in William Richard Cutter's "New England Families".
    New Jersey Colonial Documents/East Jersey Deeds, Etc.
    1 - Liber No 3 page 31, 2 Sept 1671. Letters of administration on the estate of Lawrence Warde of Newark, NJ granted to Esebell Baldwyne, wife of Joseph Baldwyne of Hadley, MA, with the consent of Lawrence Warde's widow Elizabeth, sister of said Esebell.
    2 - 4 Sept 1671 Assignment of her powers as above by Esebell Baldwyne to her son John Catline and her kinsman John Warde turner, both of Newark.
    Joseph Baldwin married third 17 Sept 1678 to Elizabeth Gibbons born 1617 Fenny Compton, England died 25 Apr 1696 Springfield, MA widow of Luck Hitchcock and William Warriner

    Father: Richard BALDWIN b: 3 JUN 1576 in Cholesbury, Buckinghamshire, England
    Mother: Isabel HARDING b: 1582 in Cholesbury, Buckinghamshire, England

    Marriage 1 Isabelle Ward b: 1625

      Marriage 2 Hannah WHITLOCK b: 1625
      • Married: 10 NOV 1636 in High Wycomb, Buckinghamshire, England 2
      1. Has No Children Joseph Baldwin b: 1640 in Milford, New Haven County, Connecticut
      2. Has No Children Benjamin Baldwin b: 1642 in Milford, New Haven County, Connecticut
      3. Has No Children Hannah Baldwin b: 1644 in Milford, New Haven County, Connecticut
      4. Has No Children Mary Baldwin b: ABT 1644 in Milford, New Haven County, Connecticut
      5. Has Children Elizabeth BALDWIN b: 1644 in Milford, New Haven County, Connecticut
      6. Has No Children Martha Baldwin b: ABT MAR 1645
      7. Has No Children Jonathan Baldwin b: 15 FEB 1649 in Hadley, Hampshire County, Massachusetts
      8. Has No Children David Baldwin b: 19 OCT 1651
      9. Has No Children Sarah Baldwin b: 6 NOV 1653 in Milford, New Haven County, Connecticut

      Marriage 3 Elizabeth GIBBONS b: ABT 1620 in Wethersfield, Hartford County, Connecticut, USA
      • Married: 17 SEP 1678 in Milford, Massachusetts

      1. Title: Letter from Albert Judson Fisher to Stella (Fisher) Burgess dated April 23, 1927
        Note: in the possession of Susan Kimes Burgess
        Media: Letter
      2. Title: Broderbund World Family Tree Vol. 1, Ed. 1, Tree #3991
        Media: Family Archive CD

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