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Nathaniel (Joslin) Josselyn (1627 - 1694)

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Nathaniel Josselyn formerly Joslin aka Josselyn
Born in Englandmap
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Husband of — married 1656 [location unknown]
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Died in Marlborough, Middlesex, Massachusetts Baymap
Profile last modified 10 Sep 2019 | Created 22 Feb 2010
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The Puritan Great Migration.
Nathaniel (Joslin) Josselyn migrated to New England during the Puritan Great Migration (1620-1640).
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Nathaniel immigrated from England with his parents and sisters aboard the Increase, which "sailed from London in April, 1635." He was only eight years old.[1]

"Nathaniel Josselyn, Sen., second son of Thomas and Rebecca... settled at Lancaster in 1654, and was made freeman in 1673. After the destruction of Lancaster he lived at Marlborough, and there he died April 8, 1694. In his will, made March 3, of the same year, he named his wife Sarah, sons Nathaniel and Peter, and five daughters, Sarah, Dorothy, Rebecca, Elizabeth, and Martha; his father (in-law) King, and brothers (in-law) Kerly and Sumner."[2]


  1. Elizabeth (elder, died aged aged 1(?))
  2. Nathaniel (elder, died aged 9)
  3. Sarah, b. 15.5.1660
  4. Dorothy, b 4.1.1662
  5. Peter, b. 22.12.1665
  6. Rebecca, b. 14.3.1672
  7. Nathaniel (younger),
  8. Elizabeth (younger
  9. Martha


  1. The Winthrop Society (publisher), "Passangers of the Increase," The Winthrop Society: Descendants of the Great Migration, (1995-2012),
  2. Harris, T. W.. "Notes on the Josselyn Family, of Massachusetts". New England Historical and Genealogical Register. Vol 2. July 1848. pp.308.

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On 17 May 2016 at 20:18 GMT V (Eddy) Combs wrote:

I was looking at the bio on this profile and noticed that there are two boys named Nathaniel listed among the children which agrees with what I see in The History of Waitsfield, VT, page 360. The book lists the elder Nathaniel with birthdate of June 21, 1658 and death date of June 8, 1667 which agrees with the notation next to his name on this profile: (died aged 9). However, when I click on that first Nathaniel II in the list of children above, the death date is way off and there is a whole family connected to him...

On 30 Sep 2015 at 19:15 GMT Maggie N. wrote:

The ancestry from England is not direct ! They are related but not father-to-son.

see The New England Historical and Genealogical Register ( The Society, 1917 - New England )

Josselyn name in England as depicted on WikiTree is not correct as it died out, and went to a nephew.


On 30 Sep 2015 at 19:09 GMT Maggie N. wrote:

On 30 Sep 2015 at 18:51 GMT Maggie N. wrote:

Joslin-2 and Joslin-265 are not ready to be merged because: I am currently researching his marriages . To be continued......

On 30 Sep 2015 at 18:49 GMT Maggie N. wrote:

Joslin-2 and Joslyn-55 are not ready to be merged because: I am researching the Jocelyn PGM family and the Josselyns in England connection as I do not think they are the same be continued.

On 21 Sep 2015 at 19:04 GMT V (Eddy) Combs wrote:

I don't see Joseph Josselyn, b 1663 in Lancaster, MA; or Mary, b 1666 in Lancaster, MA, listed in The History of the Town of Waitsfield, Vermont, 1782-1908 with Family Genealogies by Matt Bushnell Jones, published by George E. Littlefield, Boston, MA, 1909. Page 360

Nathaniel was an early settler of Lancaster, MA and moved to Marborough, MA about 1675, so it's understandable that Patience, Martha and Esther were not born in Lancaster, MA.

(Later descendants of Peter's moved to Waitsfield, VT., which explains why their genealogy is included in the history of that town.)

On 7 Aug 2015 at 17:03 GMT Karen (Rantz) Munro wrote:

Joslin-2 and Joslyn-55 appear to represent the same person because: birth dates /father's name/sibling names/death dates, locations

Nathaniel is 17 degrees from Cari Starosta, 16 degrees from Marie-Antoinette d'Autriche and 12 degrees from Henry VIII of England on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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