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Robert Hinsdale (bef. 1617 - 1675)

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Deacon Robert Hinsdale aka Hinsdell, Hinsdall
Born before in Dedham, Essex, Englandmap [uncertain]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married in Englandmap
Husband of — married before (to ) in Hadley, Hampshire, Massachusettsmap [uncertain]
Descendants descendants
Died in Bloody Brook, Hampshire, Massachusetts Bay Colonymap
Profile last modified | Created 19 Oct 2010
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Categories: Massachusetts Bay Colony | Signer of the Dedham Covenant | Medfield, Massachusetts | Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company of Massachusetts | Puritan Great Migration | Killed in Action, King Philip's War.

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Biography

Deacon Robert Hinsdale was KIA during King Philip's War.

Signer of Dedham Covenant, Massachusetts, 1637

Robert Hinsdale was probably born at Dedham, Essex, England,[1], before 1617.[2] (Birth year estimated based on years of his marriage and birth of his first child).

Robert first married Anne (___) by about 1635, likely in Norfolk Co., England as their first two children were baptized there. [3]

The family likely came to New England in 1637, settling first at Dedham, Massachusetts and then removing to Medfield. [3]

Children

  1. Elizabeth Hinsdale, baptized at baptized at Pulham St. Mary the Virgin, Norfolk Co., England, on February 21, 1635/6. married James Rising at Boston, Massachusetts on July 7, 1657. [3] [4]
  2. Samuel Hinsdale, baptized January 28, 1636/7 at Norfolk; married Mehitabel Johnson at Medfield on October 31, 1660. [3] [5]
  3. Barnabus Hinsdale, born at Dedham, Massachusetts on November 13, 1639. [3]
  4. Experience Hinsdale
  5. Gameliel Hinsdale,
  6. Mary Hinsdale,
  7. John Hinsdale,
  8. Ephriam Hinsdale.

Founder of Medfield, Massachusetts Bay Colony, 1651

Removed to Hadley, Massachusetts Bay Colony, about 1667

Robert and his family lived in Hadley in 1671, when he drew Lot #31 in soon-to-be-settled Deerfield.[6]

Founder of Deerfield, Massachusetts Bay Colony, 1671

Robert Hindsdale was an original proprietor of Deerfield, (lot 31), and Deacon of the first church there. [7]

Death, Destruction, and Abandonment of Deerfield, 1676

Robert Hinsdale was a driver in a caravan of carts guarded by soldiers, bringing their valuable corn harvest to safety at the nearly town of Hadley. Three of his sons - Samuel, Barnabus and John - were also teamsters. All four of these family members were killed on 18 September 1675 in the ambush now known as Bloody Brook.[8] Captain Lathrop and up to 90 men were killed at a peaceful stream, previously called Muddy Brook, now Bloody Brook, in a surprise attack by 700 Indians.[9][10]

An inventory of Deacon Robert Hinsdale's estate was taken October 22, 1676, more than a month after his death.[11] The delay was likely because after the attack, the town of Deerfield was abandoned. Robert's widow had lost her husband and three of her step-sons on the same day, and much of the town suffered similar losses.[9]

Note #1

Sources

  1. Source: #S413.
  2. Source: #S0016
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 Anderson, Robert C. The English Origin of Robert Hindsdale of Dedham, Medfield, Hadley and Deerfield, Massachusetts in: The American Genealogist, Volume 68, D. L. Jacobus, New Haven, Connecticut, 1993, p. 159 (Online database. AmericanAncestors.org. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2009 - .)
  4. Appleton, William S. Boston Births, Baptisms, Marriages and Deaths 1630-1699, City Document 130, Registry Dept. City of Boston, Rockwell & Churchill, Boston, Massachusetts, 1883, p. 62
  5. Crane, Alicia Williams. Humphrey Johnson ( m. 1641) p. 5 in: Early New England Families, 1641-1700. (Original Online Database: AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2013. (By Alicia Crane Williams, Lead Genealogist.)
  6. A genealogical dictionary of the first settlers of New England showing three generations of those who came before May, 1692, on the basis of Farmer's Register database, Internet Archive (accessed 13 Nov 2013) entry for Holyoke, extracted from James Savage, book of same name, (Boston, Little, Brown and company, 1860) Vol 2, D-J, page 247.
  7. Source: #S0085.
  8. 9.0 9.1 Libby Klekowski, Battle of Bloody Brook, University of Massachusetts, database, extracted from BATTLES BETWEEN KING PHILIP'S WARRIORS AND THE ENGLISH.
  9. International Genealogical Index - Individual Record - The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
  10. New England Families, Genealogical and Memorial: A Record of the Achievements of Her People in the Making of Commonwealths and the Founding of a Nation, database, Internet Archive: entry for Robert Hinsdale; extracted from William Richard Cutter, book of the same name (New York, New York: Lewis historical publishing Company, 1913), Volume 3, page 1144-1145.
  • History of Hadley, database, Internet Archive, Entry for Robert Hinsdale and sons, extracted from Sylvester Judd, Lucius M. Boltwood, book of the same name, (Springfield, Massachusetts, H.R. Huntting & Company, 1905), page 141.
  • A plan of Dedham village, Mass., 1636-1876, (Dedham, Massachusetts, The Dedham historical society, 1883) end leaf.
  • A History of Deerfield, Massachusetts, database, Internet Archive, (accessed 5 Dec 2013), extracted from George Sheldon, book of the same name, (Deerfield, Massachusetts, Press of E.A. Hall & co., 1895) Volume II.
  • Hinsdale genealogy - descendants of Robert Hinsdale of Dedham, Medfield, Hadley and Deerfield, database, Internet Archive, entry for Robert Hinsdale; extracted from Sanford C. Hinsdale, Herbert Cornelius Andrews, book of the same name (Lombard Illinois: A. H. Andrews, 1906), page 59-68.
  • New England Families, Genealogical and Memorial: A Record of the * Achievements of Her People in the Making of Commonwealths and the Founding of a Nation, database, Internet Archive: entry for Robert Hinsdale; extracted from William Richard Cutter, book of the same name (New York, New York: Lewis historical publishing Company, 1913), Volume 3, page 1144-1145.
  • A genealogical dictionary of the first settlers of New England showing three generations of those who came before May, 1692, on the basis of Farmer's Register database, Internet Archive (accessed 13 Nov 2013) entry for Holyoke, extracted from James Savage, book of same name, (Boston, Little, Brown and company, 1860) Vol 2, D-J, page 427.
  • International Genealogical Index - Individual Record - The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
  • Source: S0016 Title: "Desc. of Rob. Hinsdale, etc", H.C.Andrews
  • Source: S0085 Title: Same as Above. Pub. 1906
  • Source: S413 Title: Ancestral File
  • "Find a Grave" [1]
  • Robert Brand Hanson, editor, Vital Records of Dedham, Massachusett, 1635-1845 (Revised and Expanded Edition) (Camden, ME.: Picton Press, 1997),p. 122. [gives birth and baptisms of children]



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On 6 Nov 2018 at 21:43 GMT Chris Hoyt wrote:

From the baptismal records (1993 newest reference) I would go with creating Ann or Anne Unknown as his first wife.

Annae is just the Latin version in the parish records.

I also think the heading at Dedham in 1635 should be changed to 1637.

On 6 Nov 2018 at 15:40 GMT Michael Stills wrote:

Wife Ann(e)/Hannah.

Anderson (1993) ref. Samuel and Elizabeth baptisms (1636/6-1636/7) wife listed as Annae (Ann(e).

Jacobus in Brainerd (1948) ref. Suffolk Deeds. lists wife as Hannah.

https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=mdp.39015027887077;view=1up;seq=170 , p122. [speculating on Hannah and Ann possibly being the same person, settles on Hannah]

So Anderson and Jacobus agree she is Surname Unknown. So maybe create Ann Unknown and give Hannah as a possible name in bio.?

Do we want Ann or Anne as first name?

On 6 Nov 2018 at 13:34 GMT Chris Hoyt wrote:

As second child Samuel was bapt in England in January 1636/7, he either arrived after that date, or came alone and went back to England which seems unlikely as was the year before - Eliz bapt Feb 1635/6 .

On 6 Nov 2018 at 13:10 GMT Chris Hoyt wrote:

In the TAG article by Anderson, showing the parish register entries/ baptism of first 2 children, Elizabeth and Samuel, wife is listed as Ann. (Annae sic)

(subscription) https://www.americanancestors.org/databases/american-genealogist-the/image?volumeId=12963&pageName=159&rId=144767003

TAG: 68: 1993: 159

On 6 Nov 2018 at 12:50 GMT Michael Stills wrote:

Note: after corrections, Roberts first wife is Hannah Unknown per source provided below.

On 6 Nov 2018 at 12:37 GMT Michael Stills wrote:

Ann WOODWARD as wife can be removed.

Source: Here, https://archive.org/details/ancestryofthomas00unse/page/160

On 5 Nov 2018 at 22:16 GMT Chris Hoyt wrote:

I added a note to Elizabeth Hayden's profile to please change LNAB to Unknown so we can merge her.

On 5 Nov 2018 at 22:07 GMT Christopher Childs wrote:

And as far as I can see Elizabeth Hayden should also be disconnected. I'm not sure how she came into the picture to begin with. AFAIK he only married one Elizabeth, and that's the Unknown one.

On 5 Nov 2018 at 18:49 GMT Chris Hoyt wrote:

Sounds good to me.

On 5 Nov 2018 at 18:02 GMT Michael Stills wrote:

Are we ready to separate Anne Woodward and create Anne Unknown?

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