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John Hale (bef. 1635 - 1707)

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John Hale
Born before in Watton, Hertfordshire, Englandmap
Husband of — married in Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts Bay Colonymap
Husband of — married in Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts Bay Colonymap
Husband of — married about in Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts Bay Colonymap
Died in Newbury, Essex County, Province of Massachusetts Baymap
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Categories: Newbury, Massachusetts | Puritan Great Migration.

The Puritan Great Migration.
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Contents

Biography

Parentage; Date and Place of Birth

According to research by Robert Safford Hale, the parish registers of Watton, Hertfordshire show that John Hale, the son of Thomas Hale and Thomasine (Dowsett) Hale, was baptized on April 19, 1635.[1] Savage had stated that John was born on June 3, 1636, but no source is given.[2] Based on the date of his baptism in the Watton parish registers, John was probably born sometime in early 1635.

Immigration

Coffin,[3] and Savage following Coffin's lead,[2] state that John's father, Thomas Hale, came to Newbury in 1635. Robert Safford Hale, however, discovered a letter by Francis Kirby (Thomas Hale's uncle) to Gov. John Winthrop the elder that persuasively establishes that Thomas Hale most likely immigrated with his family in the summer of 1637.[4]

First Marriage and Children

John married, first, Rebecca Lowell in Newbury on December 5, 1660.[5][6][2][3] John and Rebecca had one child, who born in Newbury:

  1. John, b. September 2, 1661,[7][6] m. October 10, 1683 Sarah Jacques[5][6]

John's first wife, Rebecca, died on June 1, 1662.[8][6]

Second Marriage and Children

John married, second, Sarah Somerby in Newbury on December 8, 1663.[5] John and Sarah had the following children, all born in Newbury:

  1. Samuel, b. October 15, 1664,[9][6] d. May 15, 1672[6]
  2. Henry, b. October 20, 1666,[10][6] m. Sarah Kelly[6]
  3. Thomas, b. November 4, 1668,[11][6] died s.p. before 1710[6]
  4. Judith, b. July 5, 1670,[12][6] m. Thomas Moody[6]

John's second wife, Sarah, died on June 19, 1672.[13][6]

Third Marriage and Children

John married, third, another woman named Sarah. Many genealogies of the Hale family say that her last name was Symonds. However, as discussed in the profile for Sarah (Ring) Hale, that assertion is most likely erroneous. She was fairly clearly the widow of William Cottle who died in 1668, and, while her maiden name is uncertain, the most plausible theory is that her maiden name was Sarah Ring.

John married Sarah, the widow of William Cottle, probably sometime from late 1672 to early 1674. There is no record of their marriage. Their marriage date is estimated based on the date of death of John Hale's second wife and a Newbury record of the birth of a child to John Hale on November 24, 1674.

John and Sara had the following children, all born in Newbury:

  1. Joseph, b. November 24, 1674,[7][6] m. Mary Moody[6]
  2. Benjamin, b. August 11, 1676,[14][6] d. August 31, 1677[15][6]
  3. Moses, b. July 10, 1678 (son of John and Sarah),[16][6] m. 1st Elizabeth Dummer,[6] m. 2d Mary Moody[6]

John's third wife, Sarah, died on January 19, 1698/9.[13]

Transactions; Occupation; Title

Robert Safford Hale's "Genealogy of Descendants of Thomas Hale of Walton, England, and of Newbury, Mass." contains a description of all of the Newbury deeds and other transactional records relating to John Hale.[17] In the records, he is commonly referred to as a "house-carpenter" or "carpenter". His is also sometimes referred to as Sergt. (or Sergeant) John Hale, which presumably denoted his rank in the local militia. After his son John had come of age, most records referring to this profile's John Hale refer to him as John Hale, Senr.

Death

John Hale died in Newbury on June 2, 1707,[18][6] at about the age of 72.

Sources

[1] [3] [2] [4] [17] [19] [6] [7] [14] [9] [10] [11] [12] [16] [5] [15] [18] [8] [13]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Robert Safford Hale, "Genealogy of Descendants of Thomas Hale of Walton, England, and of Newbury, Mass.," Weed, Parsons and Co, 1889, p 16
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 James Savage, "Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England, Vol II," Little, Brown and Company, 1860, p 330
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Joshua Coffin, "A Sketch of the History of Newbury, Newburyport, and West Newbury, from 1635 to 1845," Samuel G. Drake 1845, p 304
  4. 4.0 4.1 Robert Safford Hale, "Genealogy of Descendants of Thomas Hale of Walton, England, and of Newbury, Mass.,' Weed, Parsons and Co, 1889, p 4
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 "Vital Records of Newbury, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849, Volume II - Marriages and Deaths," The Essex Institute, 1911, p 215
  6. 6.00 6.01 6.02 6.03 6.04 6.05 6.06 6.07 6.08 6.09 6.10 6.11 6.12 6.13 6.14 6.15 6.16 6.17 6.18 6.19 6.20 6.21 Robert Safford Hale, "Thomas Hale, the Glover, of Newbury, Mass. (1635) and his Descendants", David Clapp & Son, 1877, p 6
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 "Vital Records of Newbury, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849, Volume I - Births," The Essex Institute, 1911, p 207
  8. 8.0 8.1 "Vital Records of Newbury, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849, Volume II - Marriages and Deaths," The Essex Institute, 1911, p 608
  9. 9.0 9.1 "Vital Records of Newbury, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849, Volume I - Births," The Essex Institute, 1911, p 211
  10. 10.0 10.1 "Vital Records of Newbury, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849, Volume I - Births," The Essex Institute, 1911, p 206
  11. 11.0 11.1 "Vital Records of Newbury, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849, Volume I - Births," The Essex Institute, 1911, p 212
  12. 12.0 12.1 "Vital Records of Newbury, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849, Volume I - Births," The Essex Institute, 1911, p 208
  13. 13.0 13.1 13.2 "Vital Records of Newbury, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849, Volume II - Marriages and Deaths," The Essex Institute, 1911, p 609
  14. 14.0 14.1 "Vital Records of Newbury, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849, Volume I - Births," The Essex Institute, 1911, p 204
  15. 15.0 15.1 "Vital Records of Newbury, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849, Volume II - Marriages and Deaths," The Essex Institute, 1911, p 606
  16. 16.0 16.1 "Vital Records of Newbury, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849, Volume I - Births," The Essex Institute, 1911, p 209
  17. 17.0 17.1 Robert Safford Hale, "Genealogy of Descendants of Thomas Hale of Walton, England, and of Newbury, Mass.,' Weed, Parsons and Co, 1889, p 26
  18. 18.0 18.1 "Vital Records of Newbury, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849, Volume II - Marriages and Deaths," The Essex Institute, 1911, p 607
  19. Robert Safford Hale, "Genealogy of Descendants of Thomas Hale of Walton, England, and of Newbury, Mass.,' Weed, Parsons and Co, 1889, p 29

See, also, regarding the family of Thomas's first wife, Rebecca Lowell:



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