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Robert Fletcher

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Robert Fletcher
Born about in Englandmap
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
[spouse(s) unknown]
Died in Concord, Middlesex, MA.map
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Biography

Robert Fletcher emigrated to Concord Massachusetts in the early 1630's. According to genealogist W. L. Holman, "He is said to have settled very early in Concord, a town some twenty miles northwest of Boston, and in 1637, he was appointed by that town as its constable. In 1645, his name appears among a list of petitioners there, and in 1656, he again appears on a petition which deals with bridges in Concord. That same year, 1656, he became a juryman end in 1664 signed another petition." [1]

In E.H. Fletcher's book, Descendants of Robert Fletcher of Concord, Mass., five children are mentioned: William, Luke, Samuel, Francis and Cary.[2] W. L. Holman's sister Mary shows that Cary's actual name was Grissell, and that she subsequently was married five times.[1]

Several accounts list Margaret Hailston(e) as Robert's wife, but a woman of the same name appears in the Chelmsford records as the wife of Robert's son Samuel. [3]

Other names suggested as Robert's wife are Sarah and Rose, but no marriage record has been found.

Sources

  • "Ancestry of New England Families" Vol. 4. pp 276--279
  • "Fletcher Genealogy" pp 9 10
  • "The american Genealogist" vol. 10 pp 70 71
  • "New. Eng. Hist. Gen. Register" vol. 22. p 389
  1. 1.0 1.1 Holman, Winifred L., "Fletcher Lineage", 1928 manuscript complied for Henry Fletcher
  2. Fletcher, E. H., The Descendants of Robert Fletcher of Concord, Mass., Boston, 1881
  3. Vital Records of Massachusetts from 1620-1850, online database, http://ma-vitalrecords.org/MA/Middlesex/Chelmsford/Images/Chelmsford_M231.shtml







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