Edmund Batter Date of Birth

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Edmund Batters DOB 1610 is only one year older than his first daughter Jane 1609.  Getting a bit confused with this as the dates dont seem to tally.  Perhaps you could confirm for me.

I orginally thought that Edmund and Jane were brother and sister and their father was tom Batter born in 1590.

You seem like you have really researched yours and I have really only just begun so I would really appreciate your comments. Jane Elizabeth Batter is my 9th Great Grandmother.


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There are quite a lot of references to Edmund. How nice to be so popular after 400 yrs!

Most references put his birth in 1608 in Salisbury, Wiltshire, England and his death in Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts, USA.

His father appears to be Edmund Batter and mother Sarah Gosken.

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by Kevin Sands G2G6 Mach 2 (30.0k points)
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Edmund Batter and Jane Batter were brother and sister!

Proof that Jane Batter and Edmund Batter were siblings is provided in the following deed transaction of 1658 where Thomas Antrum (husband of Jane Batter) states that his brother (meaning brother-in-law at that time) was Edmond Batter:

From Essex County Deeds, 1639 - 1678, Abstracts of Volumes 1-4 Copy Books, Essex County Massachusetts, Essex Society of Genealogists, Inc. Heritage Books, Westminister, MD, 2003. p. 51: Thomas Antrum to Isaack Burnap (Indenture) - (1:144) On 17:11: 1658, an indenture was made between Thomas Antrum of Salem for £140 and Isaack Burnap (son-in-law to the said Thomas), of the same town, deeding the farm and building with out houses, barne fences, which I the said Thomas Antrum bought of my brother Edmond Batter, lying in Salem, bounded E with land of Samuel Very, W with lands of Thomas James and Mr. Johnson, N with land of Thomas Goldthwaite and S with the commons.  The £140 was to be paid as follows: on the 1st of May 1660, 20 pounds of beefe, pork, wheat, peas, barley, Indian corn and butter or English goods, to be paid at price current on or upon the 1st of May 1661, £20 to be paid as is above expressed in the first payment, due at or before the 1st of May 12 months following;  £20 yearly the 1st of May, until the whole of the above  £140 be fully paid. The said Thomas Antrum only reserving unto myself and proper use while I live, the lower five rooms to the east of the dwelling house and the chamber over the parlor to the west. Signed: Thomas Antrum (by mark) and Isaak Burnap. Witnesses: Hillyard and Mary Veren; Acknowledged: 17: 11: 1658; Recorded 20: 2: 1658.

Other statements alluding to the same relationship mentioned above is recorded in:  The Pioneers of Massachusetts by Charles Henry Pope, published by Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, 1981 provides some information about Thomas Antram's life in Salem, MA.  Under the heading of Antrum/Antram/Andrum/Anthtropp on p.19 it states "Thomas, weaver, came in the James April 5, 1635; settled in Salem; propr 1636; bro. (meaning brother-in-law) of Edmund Batter. (Town Rec.) Frm. May 18, 1642. Town officer, juryman. Child -- (no name given) bapt. 8 (5) 1637 (8 July 1637 under old calendar), Obediah bapt. 7 (4) 1640 (7 June 1640), Mary bapt. 16 (5) 1643 (16 July 1643), John bapt. 29 (1) 1646 (29 March 1646), Hannah married Isaac Burnap. Will dated 24 (11) 1662 (24 Jan 1662/3), probated 3 (5) 1663 (3 July 1663);beq to son Obediah A., dau. Hannah Burnape and her son (-in-law) Isaac R; to Thomas Spooner and Hilliard Veren. Review of the estate (9) - November 1684 under the petition of Edmund Batter".

     P.524 indicates that there was a total of 62 weavers enumerated in the population of 6000 reviewed in this book.

     Under heading of Batter on p.39 it states "Edmund came in the James April 5, 1635. Settled in Salem, maulter. Propr with his bro.(-in-law) Mr. Andram".

     Under heading of Brown on p.74 it states that "Thomas, weaver, from Malford, Eng., came in the James in April 1635, as servant to Thomas Antram.  Settled in Newbury.

If you are related to Edmund Batter, the following may be of interest to you if you’re not already aware of it:

New England Historical and Genealogical Register, Vol. 106 (1952), p. 38-48: according to this article on Priscilla Kitchen, Quakeress, of Salem Massachusetts:  Edmund Batter, maltster, was generally highly respected; long a useful citizen, selectman, member of the General Court.  However, in the following incident, he showed his intolerence toward Quakers.  Elizabeth Kitchen was riding horseback along the hiway on a pillion before a male companion. At Strong Water Brook that zealous Puritan saint, Edmund Batter, and Roots, a constable, who needed a good horse, siezed her horse by the rein and Batter demanded she dismount, called her a "base quaking slut". He suspected she was coming from a "quaking meeting". Elizabeth refused to dismount. Edmund and the constable dragged her and her companion to the ground and the constable rode off with her horse.  The ruffian assault caused Elizabeth, who was big with child, to miscarry.  Witnesses testified to Batter's slurring words, two constables declared Edmund did not touch her, nor was he in a passion.  Batter confessed he called Mrs. Kitchen a quaking slut, and asked if she had not been "uparoaring" as he supposed she was "coming from a quaking meeting". For all this he was simply admonished.

Vol. 131 (1977), p.168-169, of the abovementioned Register indicated that Edmund Batter, within 40 years of arriving in 1635, rose to become one of Salem's leading merchants and officeholders, acquiring in the process a sizable servant retinue.



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