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James Blood Sr. (abt. 1605 - 1683)

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James Blood Sr. aka Bloud
Born about in Ruddington, Nottingham, Englandmap
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married in St. Peter's Church in Nottinghammap
Descendants descendants
Died in Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts Bay Colonymap
Profile last modified | Created 9 Oct 2011 | Last significant change: 24 Nov 2018
12:37: Anne B edited the Biography, Birth Date and Status Indicators for James Blood Sr.. (Changed date back. See comment) [Thank Anne for this]
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Categories: Puritan Great Migration.

The Puritan Great Migration.
James Blood Sr. migrated to New England during the Puritan Great Migration (1620-1640).
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[Note: There is speculation the Richard Blood of Ruddington, was the father of sons Robert, john, Richard and James Blood, who emigrated to New England. See: TAG: Vol. 70: p. 144]

[ Note :James Blood is said to have been a brother of Col. John Blood known in English history for his designs on Charles II. see: Granite Monthly V. 10: No. 3, March, 1887; and History of Concord by A. S. Hudson]

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Biography

James was born about 1604/5. On March 30, 1660, he being aged 55, petitioned for release from training. [1] On December 13, 1670, James Blood deposed as being about 64 years of age, in testimony given regarding Thomas Tally. [2]

James and Ellen Harrison were married in February 7, 1630/1 at St. Peter's, Nottingham.[3]

James Blood and his wife Ellen came from Ruddington, Nottingham, England and settled in Concord, Massachusetts Bay, New England as early as 1639. [3]

His wife Ellen died on August 1, 1674. [4] [3] [5]

He had a great estate and died November 17, 1683 [17:9:1683]. [4] [3] His probate documents contain only a brief inventory of some personal possessions valued at L61 16s. [6]

  • 1641: June 2: James Blood became a Freeman of the Colony [3]
  • 1645: May 1: James Blood, with others, signed a petition to the Governor, for relief of taxes due to the poor yield of crops and poor conditions in Concord, where many others had already left the town. The rate was reduced to 15 L, with restrictions to not remove from the frontier towns without permission of the magistrate. [7]
  • 1650: As commissioner he was involved in the lay out of the 400 acre Hough grant. [3]
  • 1654: March 14 [1654: 14: 1] Chosen juryman for Concord. [8]
  • 1654: March 8: Sergeant on committee to divide highways and land tracts. [7]
  • 1654: James Blood listed as the owner of land grants in the South Quarter.[7]
  • 1655: James Blood and James Blood Jr. granted 12 lots, 660 acres, North Quarter; in the division of lands. [9]
  • James Blood and James Blood Jr., granted 500 acres of the second division. [9] [7]
  • James Blood and James Blood Jr., granted 14 acres of Elizabeth Ridley’s land. [9] [7]
  • 1656: May 8: James Bloud served as juror. [10]
  • 1659: May 3: James Blood of Concord was witness in Court in a case of wife beating.[11]
  • 1660: March 30: James Blood of Chelmsford, having attained the age of 55, petitioned for dispensation from training. [1]
  • 1660: May 2 [2:2: 1660]: Chelmsford chose James Blood, among others, as Commissioner to 'end small causes.' [12]
  • 1663: June 18: one of the two jurors chosen for Concord. [13]
  • 1663: James Blood was a witness in the case of Joseph Wheeler, Moses Wheat and Jno. Stow, warned for 'night walking' on August. 31. [14]
  • 1663: October 9: James Blood Sr. and James Blood, were witnesses to an agreement of John Davis with John Blood. [15]
  • 1663: December 15 [1663: 10: 15] Both James Blood Sr. and Jr., among others, again testified in the case of John Blood vs. john Davis. Decision for the Plaintiff. [15]
  • 1670: December 13: James deposed as being 64 years of age. [2]
  • 1684: A formal deed was drawn up, for the purpose of documenting the prior sale of the lands consisting of about 8000 acres making up the town of Concord, from the Indian tribes to the land owners, including much of James Blood’s lands. [9]

The lands of James Blood, often referred to as ‘Blood Farms’ were situated in what later became the town of Carlisle, Massachusetts.

James and Ellen had five children:

  1. Mary born at Concord on July 12, 1640 [12:5{1640]; died on October 30, 1710; married Lieutenant Simon Davis on December 12, 1660. [4] [9]
  2. Richard was one of the first settlers and largest proprietors of Groton. He was town clerk in 1668. His wife's name was Isabel [9]; he died at Groton on December 7, 1683 [7: 10m: 1683]. [16]
  3. Robert, born ___; died October 27, 1701; married first Elizabeth, daughter of Major Simon Willard in 1653; Elizabeth died August 29, 1690; twelve children; married second, Hanah Parker of Chelmsford June 8, 1696. [4] [9]
  4. James Jr., married on October 26, 1657, Hannah, a daughter of Oliver Purchis of Lynn [4], and lived at what has since been known as the Old Manse, owning a tract of territory thereabouts; he died November 26, 1692; his first wife Hannah died in 1677[9]; married second, Isabel (Farmer) Wyman, widow of David Wyman and daughter of John Farmer, on November 19, 1679. [17] [18]
  5. John, died in 1692.[9] see also:[19]

Source notes

Concord Births

BLOUD, Mary, d. James, 12: 5m: 1640. (p. 1)

Concord Deaths:

BLOOD: James dyed: 17:9:1683. (p. 26)
BLOOD, Elen , w. James, Sr., Aug. 1, 1674. (p. 18) [4]

Entered by Chris Hoyt, Dec 27, 2011

Sources

  1. 1.0 1.1 Middlesex County, MA: Abstracts of Court Records, 1643-1674 Vol. 1: p. 117 (Online database: AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2003), (Unpublished abstracts by Thomas Bellows Wyman, "Abstract of Middlesex court files from 1649," n.d.)
  2. 2.0 2.1 Middlesex County, MA: Abstracts of Court Records, 1643-1674 Vol. 2: p. 110 (Online database: AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2003), (Unpublished abstracts by Thomas Bellows Wyman, "Abstract of Middlesex court files from 1649," n.d.)
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 Harris, Roger Deane. The Story of the Bloods, including an Account of the Early Generations of the Family in America in Genealogical Lines from Robert Blood of Concord and Richard Blood of Groton. Boston: Priv. Print., G.K. Hall, Boston, Massachusetts, 1960 p. 82
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 Tolman, George compiler. Concord, Massachusetts Births, Marriages, and Deaths, 1635-1850, Printed by the Town, T. Todd Printer, Beacon Press, Boston, Massachusetts, 1891
  5. Metcalf, Henry Harrison & John Norris McClintock, The Granite Monthly: A New Hampshire Magazine Devoted to History, Biography, Literature, and State Progress, Volume 10: No. 3, H. H. Metcalf, Publisher, New Hampshire, March 1887, p. 82
  6. Case 2018: p. 1-3: Middlesex County, MA: Probate File Papers, 1648-1871.Online database. AmericanAncestors.org. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2014. (From records supplied by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Archives. Digitized mages provided by FamilySearch.org)
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 Walcott, Charles H. Concord in the Colonial Period: Being a History of the Town of Concord, Massachusetts, from the Earliest Settlement to the Overthrow of the Andros Government, 1635-1689, Estes and Lauriat, Boston, Massachusetts, 1884 p. 38-40: 70
  8. Middlesex County, MA: Abstracts of Court Records, 1643-1674 Vol. 1: p. 45 (Online database: AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2003), (Unpublished abstracts by Thomas Bellows Wyman, "Abstract of Middlesex court files from 1649," n.d.)
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 9.3 9.4 9.5 9.6 9.7 9.8 Hudson, Alfred Sereno. The History of Concord, Massachusetts: Vol. 1, Erudite Press Concord, Massachusetts, 1904 p. 286-7 :491-93
  10. Middlesex County, MA: Abstracts of Court Records, 1643-1674 Vol. 1: p. 49 (Online database: AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2003), (Unpublished abstracts by Thomas Bellows Wyman, "Abstract of Middlesex court files from 1649," n.d.)
  11. Middlesex County, MA: Abstracts of Court Records, 1643-1674 Vol. 1: p. 72 (Online database: AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2003), (Unpublished abstracts by Thomas Bellows Wyman, "Abstract of Middlesex court files from 1649," n.d.)
  12. Middlesex County, MA: Abstracts of Court Records, 1643-1674 Vol. 1: p. 116 Middlesex County, MA: Abstracts of Court Files, 1649–1675. (Online database: AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2003), (Unpublished abstracts by Thomas Bellows Wyman, "Abstract of Middlesex court files from 1649," n.d.)
  13. Middlesex County, MA: Abstracts of Court Records, 1643-1674 Vol. 1: p. 162 (Online database: AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2003), (Unpublished abstracts by Thomas Bellows Wyman, "Abstract of Middlesex court files from 1649," n.d.)
  14. Middlesex County, MA: Abstracts of Court Records, 1643-1674 Vo. 2: p.5 Middlesex County, MA: Abstracts of Court Files, 1649–1675. (Online database: AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2003), (Unpublished abstracts by Thomas Bellows Wyman, "Abstract of Middlesex court files from 1649," n.d.)
  15. 15.0 15.1 Middlesex County, MA: Abstracts of Court Records, 1643-1674 Vol. 1: p.172 (Online database: AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2003), (Unpublished abstracts by Thomas Bellows Wyman, "Abstract of Middlesex court files from 1649," n.d.)
  16. Vital Records of Groton, Massachusetts to the End of the Year 1849, The Essex Institute, Salem, Massachusetts, 1927 p. 203
  17. Wyman, T. B> jr., compiler. The Wyman Family in: New England Historical and Genealogical Register, Volume 3, NEHGS, Boston, Massachusetts, 1849 p.33
  18. Genealogist John Farmer Discovers His Ancestry: The Warwickshire Family of Edward 1 Farmer, Isabel 1 (Farmer) (Wyman) (Blood) Green, and Thomas 1 Pollard, of Billerica, Massachusetts in: New England Historical and Genealogical Register, Volume 161 , NEHGS, Boston, Massachusetts, 2007 p. 216-18 (Online database: AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2001-2013.)
  19. Genealogies of Some Old Families of Concord, Massachusetts and Their Descendants, in Part to the Present Generation, Volume 1 BY Charles Edward Potter Heritage Books, March 1, 1995 p. 6

James Blood (1606-1683) James Blood was born in Derbyshire, England. His brother, Colonel John Blood, is known in English history for his designs on Charles II.

With his wife, Ellen, James settled in Concord, Massachusetts in 1638, and was one of the town's earliest inhabitants.

He was part of the Great Migration of 1630-40 to New England, living in Concord, MA. He had at least 2 children, Mary C. b. abt 1640, and a son James, Jr.

Some sources credit him with additional children: Joseph, John, Robert, and Richard.

Note

Note: James Blood
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Note: James Blood
http://trees.ancestry.com/rd?f=document&guid=bf0c1d0d-4a03-4f09-841d-6d89be64e360&tid=21920874&pid=1410
  • Source: S-204 Title: Nottinghamshire, England, Extracted Parish Records Ancestry.com. [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2001. Original data: Electronic databases created from various publications of parish and probate records.
  • Source: S-2049665188 Repository: #R-2139194211 Title: Ancestry Family Trees Publication: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com. Original data: Family Tree files submitted by Ancestry members. Text: https://www.ancestry.com/family-tree/tree/21920874/family
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Acknowledgments

  • WikiTree profile Blood-145 created through the import of Putnam2-1_2010-01-02_2011-02-16_2011-10-11.ged on Oct 12, 2011 by John Putnam. See the Changes page for the details of edits by John and others.
  • WikiTree profile created through the import of Thomas Sheffield Descendants.ged on Dec 21, 2011 by Michael Sheffield & Erin Proctor.
  • Thank you to A. David Stubbs, Rich Davis]]. See the Changes page for the details of edits by Rich and others., and to all who contributed to this profile.


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On 24 Nov 2018 at 12:34 GMT Anne B wrote:

This recent change "James was born 31 January 1600<ref>Addenda to gen. rec. of des. of Richard Blood-Baptist Hicks and allied fams. by Grace Cabot Blood Toler. Mounds, Il, 1912. (14, 31p.): 7</ref>. I was curious about the citation. Mounds II? Turns out it's Mounds, Illinois. Anyway googling I discovered it was in the AGBI Index in exactly the format above, but it just said birth 1600. So looked for the original. p. 7 Addenda etc. says nothing about a birth date for James. Neither does p. 17 of original Tobler work say anything about James' birth. I am changing the birth back. to c. 1605

On 2 Oct 2016 at 16:07 GMT Chris Hoyt wrote:

Removed unsourced father, Thomas Blood. No evidence shown.



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