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Christopher Batt (bef. 1601 - 1661)

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Christopher Batt
Born before in Salisbury, Wiltshire, Englandmap [uncertain]
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Husband of — married in Salisbury, Wiltshire, Englandmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Boston, Massachusetts Bay Colonymap
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Christopher Batt migrated to New England during the Puritan Great Migration (1620-1640).
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Christopher Batt was baptized at St. Edmund's, Salisbury, Wiltshire 6 July 1601. [1] "He came from a family of successful tanners in Wiltshire." [2] He married at St. Edmund's, Salisbury, 12 Oct. 1629 Anne Baynton, daughter of Ferdinando Baynton, Gent., and Jane Weare. [1] "They had seven sons, Christopher, Thomas, Samuel, John, Paul, Barbabus, and Timothy, and three daughters, Anne (wife of Edmund Angier), Jane (wife of [Dr.] Peter Toppan), and Elizabeth." [1]
"He and his wife Anne, immigrated to New England with their family on the ship Bevis in May 1638." [1] "He embarked at Southampton, 1638, age 37, with his wife Ann, 32, sister Dorothy, 20, and five children under ten years old."[3] "They settled at Newbury, Massachusetts, later at Salisbury, Massachusetts, and finally at Boston, Massachusetts." [1]
First of Newbury, Christopher Batt was one of the twelve original grantees of Salisbury, receiving land there in 1640, and 1642.[3] He represented Salisbury in the general Court, in 1640, 1641, 1643, and 1650.[3] He sold a house and lot in Salisbury property in 1650 and remanded to Boston in 1654.[3] He died in Boston 10 Aug. 1661. [1]


  • Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry, 2nd edn. (2011), 3 vols, volume 1, page 177, #16 (identical to MCA).
  • The American Genealogist. New Haven, CT: D. L. Jacobus, 1937-. (Online database. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2009 - .) A New Royal Ancestry for Christopher Batt, Vol 79, pages 85-99.


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Richardson
  2. The American Genealogist: Vol 79, Page 85
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Hoyt: Part I, page 59-60

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On 28 May 2015 at 18:14 GMT Lydia Vierson wrote:

The Old Families of Salisbury and Amesbury shows more children [[1]] and [[2]]

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