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Henry Smith (1607 - 1687)

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Henry Smith
Born in Buckingham, Norfolk, Englandmap
Brother of [half], [half] and [half]
Husband of — married about in St Peters, Thanet, Kent, Englandmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Medfield, Norfolk, Massachusettsmap
Profile last modified | Created 8 Jul 2011 | Last significant change: 4 Aug 2018
10:16: Anne B posted a message on the page for Henry Smith. [Thank Anne for this]
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Categories: Puritanism, North America | 17th Century American Immigration | Puritan Great Migration | Mary and John sailed March 20 1630 | Signer of the Dedham Covenant.

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Henry Smith migrated to New England during the Puritan Great Migration (1620-1640).
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Henry Smith came from England in 1637 accompanied by his wife Elizabeth and two sons. He settled in Dedham, Massachusetts, and the burning of his house there was an event noted in the town records. In 1651 he removed to Medfield, Massachusetts, where he was active in town affairs and was a selectman thirteen years. He died in 1683, having survived his wife, who died in 1670, about thirteen years. Their sons were: John, Seth, Daniel, Samuel and Joseph.

Marriage: 31 Jan 1629/1630 St Peters, Thanet, Kent, England (uncertain)


Descendant of yDNA group NE24 Henry Smith-16853 (c1607 New Buckenham, Norfolk, ENG-May 1687 Medfield, Massachusetts) m Elizabeth UNKNOWN-86135. See SmithConnections Northeastern DNA Project.[1]


  1. SmithConnections Northeastern DNA Project, haplogroup Rb1 NE24 Henry Smith.

Topographical Dictionary of 2885 English Emigrants to New England 1620-1650] Page 115

A Genealogical Dictionary of The First Settlers of New England, Before 1692 Volume #4 Savage, Vol 4 page 116

The pioneers of Massachusetts, a descriptive list, drawn from records of the colonies, towns and churches and other Documents Page 419

Colket, Jr., Meredith B. 1912-. Founders of Early American Families: Emigrants From Europe, 1607-1657, Revised Edition. Cleveland: General Court of the Order of Founders and Patriots of America : distributed by Founders Project, 1985. Text located at the New England Historical and Genealogical Society library. Page 287. Source Publication Code: 263 Primary Immigrant: Smith, Henry

Annotation: Part 1, pp. 1-43, is a study of emigration to New England in colonial times; part 2, pp. 45-207, lists passengers and the ships they arrived on (3,600 passengers on 213 ships). From the Custom House records of English ports. Much of the information is contained in nos. 7906 and 7907, Savage; nos. 1672 and 1674, Drake; and no. 3283, Hotten. Boston, MA, 1637; Page Number: 187. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s. Farmington Hills, MI, USA: Gale Research, 2012.

Suffolk County, MA Index to Probate Records, 1636-1893, Suffolk Probate Iindex V.3 page 173

"England Marriages, 1538–1973 ," database, FamilySearch ( : 10 December 2014), Henry Smith and Elizabeth Smith, 31 Jan 1630; citing St. Peter, Kent, England, reference 208, index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City; FHL microfilm 357,705.

"Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 5 November 2017), Henry Smith in entry for Elizabeth Smith, 12 Jun 1670; citing Death, Medfield, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States, , town clerk offices, Massachusetts; FHL microfilm 721,179.

Find-A-Grave memorial #53624806 in Vine Lake Cemetery, Medfield, Norfolk County, Massachusetts


Thank you to David Mears, Brian McCullough, Kitty Smith and Gwen Edwards-Fleming for contributions to this profile.

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On 4 Aug 2018 at 10:16 GMT Anne B wrote:

There are two sons Henry attached here. Smith-16853 m. Elizabeth d, 1687. and Smith-11646 d. 1682 m. Anne Pynchon. It appears one doesn't belong at all. I've marked as unmerged match for easy comparison. but they aren't the same person at all.

On 2 Aug 2018 at 16:43 GMT Jillaine Smith wrote:

Frances was first married to a Smith by whom she had a son Henry. Frances then married Pynchon, and Henry married one of his step-sisters. At least that's my understanding.

On 2 Aug 2018 at 02:53 GMT Barbara (Edlund) Healy wrote:

Henry Smith, son of Francis Pynchon, married his step-sister Anne Pynchon so the mother of this Henry Smith may be incorrect

On 19 Nov 2017 at 03:32 GMT Kitty (Cooper) Smith wrote:

Smith-16853 and Smith-79833 appear to represent the same person because: I think these are two profiles for the same Henry Smith. Please merge Smith-16853 into Smith-79833. The FindAGrave record #53624806 says his death as around Jan 1687. Thank you!

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