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David Burt (1629 - 1690)

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David Burt
Born in Harberton, Devon, Englandmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married 18 Nov 1655 in Hampshire Co; Massachusettsmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Northampton, Hampshire, Massachusettsmap
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David Burt was born between 1629 and 1633 in England to Henry Burt Jr. and Eulalia Marche. A record of his birth has not been found. His father was recorded in Roxbury, Massachusetts by 1638 when one of Henry's sons was paid to be the town goatherd. He was also paid by the town of Roxbury for his losses by fire on 5 November 1639. The family moved from Roxbury to the new town of Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts sometime in 1640 (The town had been formed as the settlement of Agawam in 1636 by William Pynchon.). The first appearance of the Burt name was on 24 December 1640 when Henry is given permission to find a canoe tree.


October18, 1629 at Harberton, Devon, England [1]

Other dates of 1630 and 1632 have been noted.


In early 1654 David moved to the new community called Nonstick, which became Northampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts.

Community Services

In 1685 he was a commissioner to rectify the boundary line between Northampton and Springfield. He was sometimes a juror to the County Court.


He was a farmer and a land surveyor. He also laid out highways in Northampton.


David Burt and Mary Holten were married November 18, 1655 at Northampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts. This was the first marriage in Northampton.[2] [3]

The History of Northampton History of Northampton, Massachusetts, from its settlement in 1654 Trumbull, James Russell; Pomeroy, Seth. Northampton [Press of Gazette printing co.], 1898 (Pg: 30) has this information:

On the 15th of November 1655 the first marriage between residents of Northampton took place. David Burt and Mary Holton were the parties to this solemn contract. Mary Holton was the daughter of WIlliam Holton, one of the first settlers. The home lot of David Burt was the third on the east side of King Street. Here he built his log house and the newly wedded couple commenced their married life.

Children of the Burt-Holden Marriage

All children born in Northampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts.
  1. David Burt, 1st of this name in the family, born 30 July 1656. He was run over by his father's cart and killed on 30 August 1660 in Northampton.
  2. Jonathan Burt born 1 May 1658. He died on 15 April 1662.
  3. Henry Burt born 20 August 1660. He married 1) Elizabeth Alvord on 12 December 1684 and 2) Hannah Denslow on 9 December 1687 and 3) Mary Unknown in 1690. He died on 26 September 1735 in Northampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts.
  4. Mary Burt, first of this name in the family, born 18 March 1663. She died on 3 November 1666 in Northampton.
  5. Sarah Burt born 2 May 1665. She married Robert Porter on 21 May 1688 in Northampton, Massachusetts. Sarah died on 14 May 1689 in Northampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts.
  6. Hannah Burt born 2 September 1667. She died 3 May 1689, unmarried.
  7. David Burt Jr. born 25 August 1669. He was captured by Indians on 8 February 1690. Death date and place unknown.
  8. Jonathan Burt born 5 September 1671. He married Mindwell Taylor on 2 June 1696. He died on 15 October 1745 in the paternal homestead at Northampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts.
  9. Joseph Burt born 26 September 1673. He married Sarah Cowles on 16 April 1702. Joseph died on 13 January 1759 in Northfield, Franklin, Massachusetts.
  10. Mary Burt born before her baptism date of 3 May 1676. She married 1) Dr. Thomas Hastings on 14 February 1706 and 2) Samuel Belden on 7 May 1713.
  11. Ruth Burt born April 1677. She married Nehemiah Allen Jr. on 16 December 1710. Ruth died in March 1746.
  12. Benjamin Burt born 17 November 1680. He married Sarah Belden on 9 October 1702 in Deerfield, Franklin, Massachusetts. Benjamin died on 20 May 1759 in Ridgefield, Fairfield, Connecticut.
  13. John Burt born 29 April 1682. He died while on a war party with Capt. Benjamin Wright in May 1709.


David Burt died September 9, 1690 in Northampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts at the age of 60. [4]

Buried at Springfield Cemetery, Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, USA.

Find A Grave Memorial # 79247128

His widow was the administrator of his estate. She married Joseph Root of Northampton after 1691.


  • Jacobus, Donald L. & Waterman, E.F.. Hale, House and Related Families. Page 489.
  • Clemens, William Montgomery. American Marriage Records Before 1699. Pompton Lakes, NJ, USA: Biblio Co., 1926. Page 50.
  • Burnham, Roderick H. Genealogical Records of Henry and Ulalia Burt. Warwick, New York: Elizabeth Burt, 1892.
  • Burt, Henry Martyn & Burt, Silas Wright. Early Days in New England: Life and Times of Henry Burt of Springfield (C. W. Bryan Company, printers, 1893). David Burt begins on page 161.
  • Town and City Clerks of Massachusetts. Massachusetts Vital and Town Records. Provo, UT: Holbrook Research Institute (Jay and Delene Holbrook). Marriage.
  • GenealogieOnline. Coret Genealogie. accessed 31 August 2015. Netherlands Genealogy online. Mentions baptism.
  • Town and City Clerks of Massachusetts. Massachusetts Vital and Town Records. Provo, UT: Holbrook Research Institute (Jay and Delene Holbrook). Northampton Death. Page 139.
  • Trumbull, James. History of Northampton, Massachusetts, From its Settlement in 1654 (Northampton, Mass., 1898)


  1. Hale, House and Related Families, by Donald L. Jacobus & E. F. Waterman, Page 489,
  2. American Marriage Records Before 1699, by W. M. Clements; 1926, Page 50.
  3. Genealogical Records of Henry and Ulalia Burt, by Roderick H. Burnham; Warwick,NY: Elizabeth Burt, 1892.
  4. Hale, House and Related Families, by Donald L. Jacobus & E. F. Waterman, Page 489.


  1. Patricia Short created Burt-36 through ged on 2 September 2010. Several merges occurred later.
  2. Darlene Scott Kerr expanded bio and sources on 29 January 2016.

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Hello! I believe Ruth (Burt) Allen (Burt-1110) is a child of David and Mary (Holten) Burt. Does anyone know anything about this connection? All the info I have is in Ruth's profile (it's pretty detailed.
posted by Sarah Dittmann
The marriage of David Burt and Mary Holton was the first marriage performed in Northampton

David is 16 degrees from Peter Roberts, 8 degrees from Emma Smith and 12 degrees from Henry VIII of England on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.