Godfrey Johnson1

M, b. circa 1540, d. between 1574 and 1630
     Godfrey Johnson was born circa 1540. He was born circa 1540 at Buckinghamshire, England.1 He married Margaret Putnam, daughter of John Wingrave Putnam and Margaret ?, on 14 June 1573 at Wingrave, Buckinghamshire, England.1 Godfrey Johnson died between 1574 and 1630 at England.1

Family

Margaret Putnam b. 1546, d. bt 1574 - 1630

Citations

  1. [S131] Putnam Genealogy, online http://sites.google.com/site/putnamgenealogy/

Richard Putnam1

M, b. 1548, d. 24 June 1576
FatherJohn Wingrave Putnam1 b. 1515, d. Oct 1573
MotherMargaret ?1 b. 1521, d. 27 Jun 1568
     Richard Putnam was also known as Richard Putnam of Rowsham.2 He was born circa 1542 at Rowsham, Wingrave, Buckinghamshire, England.2 He was w.p. 27 Oct 1576.2 He lived; England.2 He was born in 1548 at Rowsham, Buckinghamshire, England.1 He died on 21 June 1576 at Rowsham, Wingrave, Buckinghamshire, England.2 Richard died on 24 June 1576 at Rowsham, Buckinghamshire, England. Will dated [?] Oct 1576 in which he bequeathed all his freeholds and leaseholds in Wingrave to his brother NICHOLAS which he "inherited from his father JOHN PUTTNAM." He died without issue and was buried in Wingrave. He also named in his will his brother "John.".1 He was buried on 24 June 1576 at Rowsham, Wingrave, Buckinghamshire, England.2 He was died without issue.2

Citations

  1. [S131] Putnam Genealogy, online http://sites.google.com/site/putnamgenealogy/
  2. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.

Ellyn Putnam1

F, b. circa 1550, d. between 1571 and 1630
FatherJohn Wingrave Putnam1 b. 1515, d. Oct 1573
MotherMargaret ?1 b. 1521, d. 27 Jun 1568
     Ellyn Putnam was born between 1548 and 1555. She was born circa 1550 at Rowsham, Buckinghamshire, England.1 As of circa 1570,her married name was Duncombe.1 She married husband Duncombe circa 1570 at England.1 Ellyn Putnam died between 1571 and 1630 at England.1 She married husband Duncombe circa 1575.2 Ellyn Putnam lived; England.2

Family 1

husband Duncombe b. c 1535, d. bt 1571 - 1630

Family 2

husband Duncombe b. c 1550

Citations

  1. [S131] Putnam Genealogy, online http://sites.google.com/site/putnamgenealogy/
  2. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.

husband Duncombe1

M, b. circa 1535, d. between 1571 and 1630
     Husband Duncombe was born circa 1535 at England.1 He married Ellyn Putnam, daughter of John Wingrave Putnam and Margaret ?, circa 1570 at England.1 Husband Duncombe died between 1571 and 1630 at England.1

Family

Ellyn Putnam b. c 1550, d. bt 1571 - 1630

Citations

  1. [S131] Putnam Genealogy, online http://sites.google.com/site/putnamgenealogy/

Joan ?1

F, b. circa 1525, d. circa 1584
     Joan ? was born circa 1525 at England.1 As of circa 1545,her married name was Putnam.1 She married Henry Putnam, son of Richard Puttenham and Joan ?, circa 1545 at England.1 Joan ? died circa 1584 at England.1

Family

Henry Putnam b. 1518, d. c 1579
Child

Citations

  1. [S131] Putnam Genealogy, online http://sites.google.com/site/putnamgenealogy/

Richard Putnam1

M, b. circa 1546, d. between 1580 and 1620
FatherHenry Putnam1 b. 1518, d. c 1579
MotherJoan ?1 b. c 1525, d. c 1584
     Richard Putnam was born circa 1546 at England.1 He died between 1580 and 1620 at England; named as Executor of father's will 1579.1

Citations

  1. [S131] Putnam Genealogy, online http://sites.google.com/site/putnamgenealogy/

Margaret Goodspeed1

F, b. 16 August 1556, d. 8 January 1619
FatherJohn Goodspeed2 b. c 1525, d. Jan 1602
MotherElizabeth ?2 b. c 1530, d. 27 Sep 1598
     Margaret Goodspeed was born in 1556 at Stewkley, Wingrave, Buckinghamshire, England.2 She was born on 16 August 1556 at Wingrave, Buckinghamshire, England.1 She married Nicholas Stewkeley Putnam, son of John Wingrave Putnam and Margaret ?, on 30 January 1577 at Wingrave, Buckinghamshire, England; Moriarty English Ancestry.2,3 As of 30 July 1577,her married name was Putnam.1 Margaret Goodspeed married Nicholas Stewkeley Putnam, son of John Wingrave Putnam and Margaret ?, on 30 July 1577 at Wingrave, Buckinghamshire, England.1 Margaret Goodspeed married William Huxley on 8 December 1614 at Aston Abbotts, Buckinghamshire, England.2 Her married name was Huxley.2 Margaret Goodspeed lived; England.2 She died in 1618 at Aston Abbotts, Buckinghamshire, England; VoirDire43 has died 'bef Jan 13, 1617/1618 in Aston Abbots, co Bucks, England.2' She died on 8 January 1619 at Aston Abbots, Buckinghamshire, England, at age 62.1

Family 1

Nicholas Stewkeley Putnam b. 1546, d. bt 1 Jan 1597 - 27 Sep 1598
Children

Family 2

William Huxley b. c 1560

Citations

  1. [S131] Putnam Genealogy, online http://sites.google.com/site/putnamgenealogy/
  2. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.
  3. [S724] BJ Hinshaw, February 2005; uploaded April 2004.

Alice Putnam1

F, b. 12 October 1578, d. between 1600 and 1660
FatherNicholas Stewkeley Putnam1 b. 1546, d. bt 1 Jan 1597 - 27 Sep 1598
MotherMargaret Goodspeed1 b. 16 Aug 1556, d. 8 Jan 1619
     Alice Putnam was born on 12 October 1578 at Stewkley, Buckinghamshire, England.1 As of circa 1598,her married name was Seabrook.1 She married Robert Seabrook circa 1598 at Buckinghamshire, England.1 Alice Putnam died between 1600 and 1660 at England.1

Family

Robert Seabrook b. 1571, d. bt 1600 - 1660

Citations

  1. [S131] Putnam Genealogy, online http://sites.google.com/site/putnamgenealogy/

Robert Seabrook1

M, b. 1571, d. between 1600 and 1660
     Robert Seabrook was born in 1571 at Chesham, Buckinghamshire, England.1 He married Alice Putnam, daughter of Nicholas Stewkeley Putnam and Margaret Goodspeed, circa 1598 at Buckinghamshire, England.1 Robert Seabrook died between 1600 and 1660 at England.1

Family

Alice Putnam b. 12 Oct 1578, d. bt 1600 - 1660

Citations

  1. [S131] Putnam Genealogy, online http://sites.google.com/site/putnamgenealogy/

William Arnold1

M, b. circa 1575, d. between 1606 and 1660
     William Arnold was born circa 1575 at England.1 He married Anne Putnam, daughter of Nicholas Stewkeley Putnam and Margaret Goodspeed, on 26 January 1605 at Buckinghamshire, England.1 William Arnold died between 1606 and 1660 at England.1

Family

Anne Putnam b. 1578, d. bt 1606 - 1660

Citations

  1. [S131] Putnam Genealogy, online http://sites.google.com/site/putnamgenealogy/

John Putnam Sr1

M, b. 17 January 1579, d. 30 December 1662
FatherNicholas Stewkeley Putnam1 b. 1546, d. bt 1 Jan 1597 - 27 Sep 1598
MotherMargaret Goodspeed1 b. 16 Aug 1556, d. 8 Jan 1619
     John Putnam Sr was also known as John Putnam.2 He was born on 17 January 1579 at Aston Abbots, Buckinghamshire, England.1,3 He was baptized on 17 January 1579/80 at Wingrave, Buckinghamshire, England.2,4 He was Farmer; 'Yeoman;' 'husbandman.5' John Putnam Sr was also known as John Fuller Putnam.5 He married Priscilla Gould circa January 1610/11 at Wingrave, Buckinghamshire, England.5,2 John Putnam Sr lived in 1640 at Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts; It was in 1640 that John Putnam settled in Salem. There is no record of his having been in any other part of New England prior to his appearence in Salem.5,2 Granted land in Salem 1641 in 1641 at Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts.1 He and Lt Thomas Putnam were granted land The earliest recorded grant, which was that on which he established his homestead, was 100 acres, 20-11 mo., 1640, or January 1641, new style. On that date, a meeting, there being present, Mr. Endecott, Mr. Hathorne, John Woodbury, Jeffry Massy, the selectmen, there was "Graunted to John Putnam one hundred acres of land at the head of Mr. Skelton's Farme between it and Elias Stilemen the elder his Farme, if there be an hundred acres of it. And it is in exchange of one hundred acres weh was graunted to the said John Putnam formerly & if it fall out that there be not such there then to be made up neere Lieutenant Davenport's hill to be layed out by the towne. And tenne acres of meadow in the meadow called the pine meadow if it be not there formerly graunted to others." There was also "Graunted Fiftie acres of land unto Thomas Putnam and Five acres of meadow both to be layed out by the towne." in January 1641.2 John Putnam Sr was Admitted Church: January 21, 1641/42, Salem, Massachusetts with Priscilla Gould on 21 January 1641/42 at Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts.2,4 At a general town meeting held the 7th day of the 5th month 1644 it was ordered "that twoe be appointed every Lords day to walk forth in the time of Gods worshippe, to take notice of such as either lye about the meeting house without attending to the word or ordinances, or that lye at home or in the fields, without giving good account thereof, and to take the names of such persons & to present them to the Magistrate, whereby they may be accordingly proceeded against. Seventeen men were appointed, John Putnam and John Hathorne were appointed for the ninth day. All the men were of prominence and to whom a perusal of the records shows that the town people looked with respect.2 John Putnam Sr was a church member on 4 February 1646/47 at Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts; Admitted to 1st Church Salem; founder of Salem branch of the Putnam family.1 He was John Putnam was sixty seven years of age when he was admitted to the church at Salem in 1647. [This would be a Puritan [now Congregational] church.)2 At a meeting of the selectmen, 17-3 mo., 1652, "There being formerlie graunted unto John Putnam Sen' 50 acres of land and complaint being made that the said land laid out to him is not soe much it is ordered that the layers out of the land shall make up what the said land shall want of his grant in land lying between his sonne Nathaniells land and Richard Huchisson." on 17 March 1652 at Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts.2 In 1653 he divided his lands between his sons Thomas and Nathaniel, having evidently already granted his homestead to his younger son, John.2 He died on 30 December 1662 at Danvers, Essex County, Massachusetts, at age 83; "died suddenly in Salem Village, now Danvers, 30 Dec 1662, aged about eighty years."6 He was buried at Wadsworth Cemetery, Salem Village (after 1757 Danvers), Essex County, Massachusetts.2 Descendants of John Putnam Generation No. 1. 1. JOHN20 PUTNAM (NICHOLAS19, JOHN18, RICHARD17 PUTTNAM, JOHN16 PUTTENHAM, JOHN15, RICHARD14 DE PUTTENHAM, ROGER13, ROGER12, JOHN11, JOHN FITZ WALE10, WILLIAM9, THOMAS8 WALE, SIR, RICHARD FITZ7, HENRY FITZ6, RICHARD FITZ5, WILLIAM4 DE PUTTENHAM, GEOFFREY3 DE TURVILLE, ROGER2, ANSCHITIL1) was born Bef. January 17, 1579/80 in Wingrave, Buckinghamshire, England, and died December 30, 1662 in Salem, Massachusetts. He married PRISCILLA GOULD Abt. January 1610/11 in Wingrave, Buckinghamshire, England, daughter of RICHARD GOULD and ELIZABETH.

Notes for JOHN PUTNAM:
John Putnam, the founder of the Salem family. His father, Nicholas, had inherited from his youngest brother, Richard, an estate in lands in Wingrave bequeathed him by their father. No record of the transfer of this property by Nicholas has been found, yet at the latter's death, he then being of Stewkley, there is no mention of the Wingrave property. Nicholas, however, gave to his son John his house and lands in Aston Abbotts, of which we have found no record as to how he became possessed. The Putnam farm was probably in Burstone, a locality adjoining Rowsham in Wingrave. John probably lived in Stewkley with his parents until his father's death, and then being of age capable to conduct a farm, seems to have taken possession of the property given him by his father and to have continued in possession, occupying himself with its care, until his migration to New England. In 1614, when his name appears on his mother's marriage license as one of the sureties, he is described as husbandman. No further mention is found of him in England, except upon the occasions of the baptism of his children, who were baptized at Aston Abbotts. Who his wife was can only be conjectured, but there is good reason to believe she was Priscilla Deacon, of the family of that name of Corner Hall, in Hemel Hempstead.
John was perhaps married in 1611 or 1612. The marriage records for this period are missing from the Wingrave register, and the register for Hemel Hempstead is lost.
On November 25, 1658, Zaccheus Gould of Topsfield deputed "John Putnam of Salem, the younger, his cousin" to be his attorney. (Essex Court Records, IV, 100). In an account book of John Gould, grandson of Zaccheus, born 1662, died 1724, is found an entry by him as follows, "Grandfather Gould lived in Buckinghamshire, and Grandfather Deacon in Hertfordshire, in Hempstead town in Corner Hall." In this same book are references to John Putnam, a contemporary, alluded to as "cousin." Jeremy Gould, a brother of Zaccheus, had a wife (Priscilla Grover) and was living in Aston Abbotts in 1631, but was in Rhode Island in 1638. Another brother of Zaccheus was John Gould, who lived in Bovington, and had a daughter Priscilla (who married a Grover and had in turn a daughter named after her) and also a neice Priscilla Ware. Neither of those were of suitable age to have married with John Putnam. (see Water's Gleanings, pg 1019) Both John Putnam and Zaccheus Gould named daughters "Phoebe." Cousin was a term in use in the early part of the 17th century to indicate nephew, and as there appears no opportunity for a Putnam-Gould marriage either way, the only alternative is to adopt the suggestion that John Putnam and Zacchues Gould had married sisters. (see pg 46, Genealogical Bulletin for 1903)
John Putnam was well equipped for the work of founding a home in a country, both in ability and financial resources.
There is a entry in Lechford's Note Book under date of December 27, 1639, (22Feb., 1640, our reckoning), "For drawing Articles for Mr. Cradocke & Gould and Putnam (6s.)" Just what these articles related to is not revealed, but the reference is either to John Putnam or his eldest son Thomas. It was in 1640 that John Putnam settled in Salem. There is no record of his having been in any other part of New England prior to his appearence in Salem. His son Thomas first settled in Lynn, and his coming thought to have preceded his father's. In 1685/6, Nathaniel Putnam deposed that he was aged sixty-five years and had lived in Salem for forty-six years, and his brother John made a like statement, giving his age as fifty-eight years and his residence in Salem as about forty-five years (Ipswich records, Deeds, vol. 5,213), both of which statements agree with the date 1640 as that of the coming of their father. As it is not likely that the removal was effected in the winter season, either John arrived in the preceding year or else his son Thomas in the person referred to by Leachford.. There is no authority for the date 1634, sometimes given as that of the arrival of John Putnam, other than family tradition, probably originating with Deacon Edward Putnam who left a brief genealogy of the family compiled in 1733. In this same record is found the following account of the death of John Putnam, "He ate his supper, went to prayer with his family and died before he went to sleep."
Grants of land, were made by the town of Salem to John Putnam and to his sons on their account. The first grant is not of record, and the land so granted was not occupied by him. The earliest recorded grant, which was that on which he established his homestead, was 100 acres, 20-11 mo., 1640, or January 1641, new style. On that date, a meeting, there being present, Mr. Endecott, Mr. Hathorne, John Woodbury, Jeffry Massy, the selectmen, there was "Graunted to John Putnam one hundred acres of land at the head of Mr. Skelton's Farme between it and Elias Stilemen the elder his Farme, if there be an hundred acres of it. And it is in exchange of one hundred acres weh was graunted to the said John Putnam formerly & if it fall out that there be not such there then to be made up neere Lieutenant Davenport's hill to be layed out by the towne. And tenne acres of meadow in the meadow called the pine meadow if it be not there formerly graunted to others." There was also "Graunted Fiftie acres of land unto Thomas Putnam and Five acres of meadow both to be layed out by the towne."
At a meeting of the selectmen, 17-3 mo., 1652, "There being formerlie graunted unto John Putnam Sen' 50 acres of land and complaint being made that the said land laid out to him is not soe much it is ordered that the layers out of the land shall make up what the said land shall want of his grant in land lying between his sonne Nathaniells land and Richard Huchisson."
In 1653 he divided his lands between his sons Thomas and Nathaniel, having evidently already granted his homestead to his younger son, John.
In deeds John is described as both husbandman and yeoman. He was a man of substance and probably of much education as his contemporaries, but neither seeking or desiring public office.
At a general town meeting held the 7th day of the 5th month 1644 it was ordered "that twoe be appointed every Lords day to walk forth in the time of Gods worshippe, to take notice of such as either lye about the meeting house without attending to the word or ordinances, or that lye at home or in the fields, without giving good account thereof, and to take the names of such persons & to present them to the Magistrate, whereby they may be accordingly proceeded against. Seventeen men were appointed, John Putnam and John Hathorne were appointed for the ninth day. All the men were of prominence and to whom a perusal of the records shows that the town people looked with respect.
John Putnam was sixty seven years of age when he was admitted to the church at Salem in 1647.
There is no record of the death of his wife, nor settlement of either her or his estate. (Salem Records.)






More About JOHN PUTNAM:
Admitted Church: February 04, 1646/47, Salem, Massachusetts
Baptism: January 17, 1579/80, Wingrave, Buckinghamshire, England
Burial: Wadsworth Cemetery
Occupation: husbandman and yeoman.2
He (NE Marriages Prior To 1700 Says First Child B 1605?) 'John Putnam, bapt at Wingrave, Bucks, 17 Jan 1579/80, who came from Aston Abbotts, Bucks (where his children were baptized 1612-1627) to New England, and d at Salem, MA, 30 Dec 1662.' History of the Putnam Family, p. cliii. G. Andrews Moriarty, 'The English Ancestry of John Putnam of Salem, MA' The American Genealogist, 15;8 'John Putnam the emigrant to Salem was a Buckinghamshire yeoman, who came from Aston Abbots in Bucks, a parish lying in the eastern part of the county near the Hertfordshire border and only a short distance from Puttenham, the original home of the fa ily. The evidence produced by Major Putnam [In 1892 the late Major Eben Putnam of Wellesley, MA, issued his Putnam Genealogy, in which he traced the ancestry of John Putnam who settled in 1640 in that part of Salem now Danvers, MA, to a certain Simon de Puttenham of Puttenham, co. Herts, in 1199] clearly showed that John Putnam of Aston Abbots was the son of Nicholas Putnam of Wingrave and Stewkley, co. Bucks, both near-by parishes, and Nicholas by his will, dated 1 Jan 1597/8, proved 27 Sep 1598, gave his son John his lands in Aston Abbots (Arch Bucks, Filed Will).' Read Putnam, Putnam's Direct Line (1964), p. 3 'The lineage descended from John (1579-1662) of Wingrave, Bucks, Eng. and Salem, Essex, Mass, can easily be divided into three of the five above mentioned groups, since each of his three sons had a posterity who spread and took part in the colonizat ion and development of nearly every area in the United States and southeastern Canada. However, their greatest numbers and activity were concentrated in the New England states and have probably remained there. This work will outline the direct line of one of John's sons, Nathaniel (1619-1700), in a descent covering some three hundred forty years, and many separate movements involving several states and thousands of miles. The other two sons of John (1579-1662), Thomas (1614-1686) and John (1627-1710) had many descendants, but they are not treated in this work. An extensive genealogy exists on them through the effort of Eben Putnam, historian and genealogist of the previous century, who was of the descent of John (1627-1710). The traditional date of landing, yet unproven, of the first Putnams on American soil is 1634; it is said that the three sons came over first and then went for their parents a year or two later. It is a matter of record that they were well established in Salem, Essex, Mass by 1640.' Gen Reg of First Settlers of NE - John Putnam Salem came fr England and was admitted freeman in 1647 and d 1663. 34 of that name had graduated in NE colleges in 1828, many of whom were his descendants In a manuscript dated 1733 Edward Putnam son of Thomas then 79 years of age wrote - 'From the three brothers proceeded 12 males; from those 12 forty males; from those forty eighty two males. . . .[family had] neither poverty nor riches but hath fed them with food convenient for them and their children have been able to help others n their need. Edward Putnam wrote of his grandfather John Putnam - 'He ate his supper, went to prayer with his family and died before he went to sleep.' Marriage Place: England (NE Marriages Prior To 1700 Says First Child B 1605?).5

Family

Priscilla Gould b. 3 Jun 1582, d. 30 Dec 1662
Children

Citations

  1. [S131] Putnam Genealogy, online http://sites.google.com/site/putnamgenealogy/
  2. [S76] Www.billputman.com, online www.billputman.com.
  3. [S135] Hutchinson Richard Descendants, online http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~rhutch/…
  4. [S724] BJ Hinshaw, February 2005; uploaded April 2004.
  5. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.
  6. [S70] Eben Putnam, Putnam family in America (Eben Putnam 1891).

Elizabeth Putnam1

F, b. 1 February 1581, d. before 1676
FatherNicholas Stewkeley Putnam1 b. 1546, d. bt 1 Jan 1597 - 27 Sep 1598
MotherMargaret Goodspeed1 b. 16 Aug 1556, d. 8 Jan 1619
     Elizabeth Putnam was born on 1 February 1581 at Wingrave, Buckinghamshire, England.1 She was baptized between 11 February 1581 and 1582 at Wingrave, Buckinghamshire, England.2 As of 22 October 1612,her married name was Betham.1 She married Edward Betham on 22 October 1612 at Aston Abbots, Buckinghamshire, England.1 Elizabeth Putnam married Edward Bottome on 22 October 1612 at Aston Abbotts, Buckinghamshire, England.2 Her married name was Bottome.2 Elizabeth Putnam lived; England.2 She died before 1676 at Edlesborough, Buckinghamshire, England.1

Family 1

Edward Betham b. c 1570, d. 31 Mar 1642

Family 2

Edward Bottome b. c 1580, d. 1642
Children

Citations

  1. [S131] Putnam Genealogy, online http://sites.google.com/site/putnamgenealogy/
  2. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.

Edward Betham1

M, b. circa 1570, d. 31 March 1642
     Edward Betham was born circa 1570 at Buckinghamshire, England.1 He married Elizabeth Putnam, daughter of Nicholas Stewkeley Putnam and Margaret Goodspeed, on 22 October 1612 at Aston Abbots, Buckinghamshire, England.1 Edward Betham died on 31 March 1642 at Aston Abbots, Buckinghamshire, England.1

Family

Elizabeth Putnam b. 1 Feb 1581, d. b 1676

Citations

  1. [S131] Putnam Genealogy, online http://sites.google.com/site/putnamgenealogy/

Thomas Putnam1

M, b. 20 September 1584, d. between 1662 and 1665
FatherNicholas Stewkeley Putnam1 b. 1546, d. bt 1 Jan 1597 - 27 Sep 1598
MotherMargaret Goodspeed1 b. 16 Aug 1556, d. 8 Jan 1619
     Thomas Putnam was born in 1584 at Wingrave, Buckinghamshire, England.2 He was baptized on 20 September 1584 at Wingrave, Buckinghamshire, England.2 He was born on 20 September 1584 at Wingrave, Buckinghamshire, England.1 He was living 1598 (date of father's death.)2 He lived; England.2 He died between 1662 and 1665 at Edlesborough, Buckinghamshire, England.1

Citations

  1. [S131] Putnam Genealogy, online http://sites.google.com/site/putnamgenealogy/
  2. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.

Richard Putnam1

M, b. 16 July 1590, d. between 1612 and 1620
FatherNicholas Stewkeley Putnam1 b. 1546, d. bt 1 Jan 1597 - 27 Sep 1598
MotherMargaret Goodspeed1 b. 16 Aug 1556, d. 8 Jan 1619
     Richard Putnam was born in 1586/87 at Wingrave, Buckinghamshire, England.2 He was baptized on 16 July 1590 at Stewkley, Buckinghamshire, England.1 He was Living in 1598 (date of father's death.)2 He lived; England.2 He married Joan ? circa 1611 at Edlesborough, Buckinghamshire, England.1 Richard Putnam died between 1612 and 1620 at Edlesborough, Buckinghamshire, England.1

Family

Joan ? b. c 1590, d. bt 1612 - 1620
Child

Citations

  1. [S131] Putnam Genealogy, online http://sites.google.com/site/putnamgenealogy/
  2. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.

William Putnam1

M, b. 12 November 1592, d. 12 November 1592
FatherNicholas Stewkeley Putnam1 b. 1546, d. bt 1 Jan 1597 - 27 Sep 1598
MotherMargaret Goodspeed1 b. 16 Aug 1556, d. 8 Jan 1619
     William Putnam was born in 1592 at Wingrave, Buckinghamshire, England.2 He was baptized on 12 November 1592 at Wingrave, Buckinghamshire, England.2 He was born on 12 November 1592 at Wingrave, Buckinghamshire, England.1 He died on 12 November 1592 at Wingrave, Buckinghamshire, England.1 He lived; England.2 He died before 1598.2 He Read Putnam, Putnam's Direct Line, p. 7 has 'William, chr. 12 Nov 1592' but with the note William is not listed at all in the early MSS.2

Citations

  1. [S131] Putnam Genealogy, online http://sites.google.com/site/putnamgenealogy/
  2. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.

Priscilla Gould1

F, b. 3 June 1582, d. 30 December 1662
     Priscilla Gould was also known as Priscilla Deacon.1 She was born on 3 June 1582 at Bovington Parish, Chesham, Buckinghamshire, England.1 She was born in 1585 at Bovingdon, Buckinghamshire, England.2 As of 1611,her married name was Putnam.1 She married John Putnam Sr, son of Nicholas Stewkeley Putnam and Margaret Goodspeed, circa January 1610/11 at Wingrave, Buckinghamshire, England.3,4 Priscilla Gould lived; England, MA.3 She was Admitted Church: January 21, 1641/42, Salem, Massachusetts.4,2 She died on 20 December 1662 at Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts, at age 80; Date from VoirDire43. There is no record of the death of his wife, nor settlement of either her or his estate. (Salem Records.)3,2 She 'Priscilla, Wife of John Putnam,' by Read H. Putnam, NEHGR, July, 1965, pgs. 174-175. For many years those interested in the distinguished and widely spread family of Putnam, descended from John Putnam, who came from Aston Abbots co., Bucks., England, to Salem, Mass., in the fourth decade of the seventeenth century, have sought in vain for the maiden name of his wife Priscilla, the mother of his children. It has been suggested that she was a daughter of Thomas Deacon of Hemel Hempstead, a reasonable assumption since Zacceus Gould, who is known to have married Phebe Deacon, the eldest daughter of Thomas Deacon of Hemel Hempstead, refers to the emigrant's son, John Putnam the younger, as 'my Cousin'-- a term which at this period usually implied a nephew--when he made him his attorney on 30 Sept 1658(1). The difficulty has been to determine in what way the term 'Cousin' applied in this case. Over the past several years Mr. A. Vere Woodman, F.S.A., noted antiquarian and descendant of the Putnams of Wing. co. Bucks., England, hs made an exhaustive search in the Hemel Hempstead parish register which has failed to reveal the baptism of Priscilla Deacon(2). In the composition of this paper, the author has drawn heavily upon the report of Mr. Woodman and the writings of G. Andrews Moriarty, F.S.A., who is descended from all three of John Putnam's sons and without whose assistance this paper would be impossible. Mr. Woodman informs me there is no record of the baptsm of Priscilla among the children of a contemporary Thomas Deacon, no doubt a distanc kinsman of some degree who was living in Ivinghoe toward the end of the sixteenth century(3). After this intensive study of the Deacon family failed to reveal the solution to the problem Mr. Woodman then turned to the Gould family(4) and discovered that the name Priscilla, although not used by the Deacon family, was very much in evidence among the Goulds, a family long settled in Bovington midway between Hemel Hempstead and Chesham. The will of John Gould of Bovington, dated and proved in 1602(5), mentions among other children his daughters Rebecca(6) and Priscilla(7). His eldest son, Nathan Gould of Tring , whose will was dated and proved in 1611/12(8) mentions his brother Jeremy's daughters Sara and Priscilla, both under eighteen years of age, and his sister Priscilla Grover's two children, John and Priscilla. He makes his cousin Jeremy Gould an overseer. This cousin was probably identical with Jeremy, son of Richard Gould of Bovington, deceased, who married in Chesham, 27 Nov 1604, Priscilla, daughter of William and Margaret Grover of Codmore. Priscilla Grover was baptized in Chesham 3 June 1582. The baptism of a son Henry Gould, 12 July 1631, son of Jeremy and Priscilla Gould, is recorded in Aston Abbots, where Jeremy may have been dwelling for a time with, or near, John Putnam. These facts suggest that Richard Gould of Bovington may have had a daughter or daughters in addition to the sons mentioned in the known works of this family. But since the early register of Bovington has disappeared and Richard Gould's will has not been found this was a matter of conjecture until the recent discovery of the following case concerning the administration of Richard Gould's estate in the records of the Archdeaconry of Huntingdon(9). Court held in Baldok Parish church 25th May 1597. The Lords official against Elizabeth Goulde widow of Bovingdon, administratix of the goods of Richard Goulde of the same deceased in a matter of the account. The citation is issued on which day appeared Wiliam the apparitor and exhibited the aforesaid citation and took his oath that he cited the same Elizabeth on the 5th May 1597 to appear on this day to answer the said citation. Then, proclamation having been made for the said Elizabeth, Richard Easte Notary Public appeared and exibited[sic] his proxy in writing for the said Elizabeth and took his oath. At whose petition the Lord [Judge] decreeed that Sara (10) and Priscilla Gould of Bovington, the natural and lawful daughters of the deceased in particular be cited to be at the next court and that notice be given to all others in general having, or pretending to have, a right, title, or interest in the goods of the same deceased To be in the parish church at Bovingdon to see the account of the said Elizabeth exhibited and to object if they think fit. And the Lord appointed the said Easte to render an account of the administration of the aforesaid goods at the next court. The matter was finally settled at the court held in the parish church of Berkhamstead St. Peter, 1 July 1597, when the account was presented. No one objected so a letter of acquittance called 'a quietus' was issued under the seal of the Lord [Judge]. In view of the above discovery ther can be no doubt that Priscilla, wife of John Putnam, was the daughter of Richard Gould of Bovingdon, and sister of Zaccheus. In this way her son John was a blood 'cousin', that is nephew, of Zaccheus Gould, through his mother rather than as nephew of Zaccheus' wife as had been thought heretofore. Notes 1 Essex Quarterly Cout files, Essex Institute, 1912, vol. 6, p. 126. See also Benjamin Apthorp Gould, The Family of Zaccheus Gould of Topsfield, 1895, p. 34. 2. Thomas Deacon married in Hemel Hempstead, 15 June 1596, Martha Field. Their daughter Phoebe, wife of Zacceus Gould, was baptized there 3 April 1597. 3. Thomas Deacon of Ivanghoe married there, 11 Feb. 1578/79, Elizabeth Young. 4. The ancestry of Richard Gould has long been known. The late Benjamin Apthorp Gould published a summary of it, based on the research of Horatio Gates Somerby, in the Esex Institute Historical Collectons, vol. 11, p. 115-221, July-October 1871 (reprinted as a pamphlet, 1872). This formed the basis of his more extensive genealogy, The Family of Zaccheus Gould of Topsfield, 1895, which is still the standard history of the family. He printed in it abstracts of many of the Gould wills found in English repositories. In the light of Mr. Woodman's research, it is obvious that the record of Richard Gould's children (p. 18, under no. 49--Mr. Gould's book) should be amended to read i. Richard, b. about 1578;m. 16 May 1625 Mary Golden. ii. Jeremy, b. about 1581; m. 25 Nov. 1604 Priscilla Grover; iii. Sara, b. about 1583; iv. Priscilla, b. about 1585; m. in 1611 John Putnam. v. John, b. about 1587; m. Judith -----. vi. Zaccheus, b. about 1589, m. Phoebe Deacon. In addition, Mr. Woodman states, in a letter addressed to Mr. Moriarty, dated 7 Oct. 1964, that he has found in the Bishop's transcript of the parish register of Great Misendon, the baptisms of two children of Zaccheus Gould Priscilla, 7 Sep 1628 and John 29 Jun 1635 5. Archdeaconry of Huntingdon Act Book II, p. 62, 80. 6. Rebecca Gould m 2 April 1604 Simon Ware of --- (photocopy smudged) 7. Priscilla Gould married John Grover and their daughter was baptized in Bovington in February 1609/10 (ibid). 8. Ibid., 5 9. Archdeaconry of Huntington Act Book II, p. 62 -- abstracted by Mr. Woodman. 10. Sara Gould may have maried Nathan Ware of Chatham their child Nathan was baptized 10 Oct 1615.. 67. Priscilla Gould. Born in 1586 in Bovingdon, Harts, UK. Priscilla died in Prob. Salem Village, Mass. Bay Colony, US. In 1611 when Priscilla was 25, she married John Putnam, in Bucks County, UK. Born in Jan 1579/80 in Wingrave, Buckingham, UK. John died in Salem Village, Mass. Bay Colony, US on 30 Dec 1662; he was 83. They had the following children: 107 i. Elizabeth (1612-) 108 ii. Thomas (1613-1686) 109 iii. John (1617-1620) 110 iv. Nathaniel (1619-1700) 111 v. Sara (1622-) 112 vi. Phebe (1624-) 113 vii. John (1627-1710.)3 She died on 30 December 1662 at Salem Village (after 1757 Danvers), Essex County, Massachusetts, at age 80.1

Family

John Putnam Sr b. 17 Jan 1579, d. 30 Dec 1662
Children

Citations

  1. [S131] Putnam Genealogy, online http://sites.google.com/site/putnamgenealogy/
  2. [S724] BJ Hinshaw, February 2005; uploaded April 2004.
  3. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.
  4. [S76] Www.billputman.com, online www.billputman.com.

Elizabeth Putnam1

F, b. 20 December 1612, d. between 1644 and 1650
FatherJohn Putnam Sr1 b. 17 Jan 1579, d. 30 Dec 1662
MotherPriscilla Gould1 b. 3 Jun 1582, d. 30 Dec 1662
     Elizabeth Putnam was born in 1612 at Aston Abbotts, Buckinghamshire, England.2 She was baptized on 20 December 1612 at Aston Abbotts, Buckinghamshire, England; Baptism: December 20, 1612, Aston Abbotts, Bucks (Baptismal Register.)2,3 She was born on 20 December 1612 at Aston Abbots, Buckinghamshire, England.1 She lived; England, MA.2 She 'Eliza Putnam adm to the church at Salem 1643' - E Putnam
Admitted Church: 1643, Salem, Massachusetts in 1643 at Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts.2,3 She died between 1644 and 1650 at Essex County, Massachusetts.1

Citations

  1. [S131] Putnam Genealogy, online http://sites.google.com/site/putnamgenealogy/
  2. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.
  3. [S76] Www.billputman.com, online www.billputman.com.

Lt Thomas Putnam1

M, b. 7 March 1614, d. 5 May 1686
FatherJohn Putnam Sr1 b. 17 Jan 1579, d. 30 Dec 1662
MotherPriscilla Gould1 b. 3 Jun 1582, d. 30 Dec 1662
     Lt Thomas Putnam was baptized on 7 March 1614 at Aston Abbots, Buckinghamshire, England.1 He was baptized on 7 March 1614/15 at Aston Abbotts, Buckinghamshire, England; THOMAS PUTNAM, LT, b. March 07, 1614/15, Aston Abbots, Bucks., England (Baptismal Register.)2,3 He and John Putnam Sr were granted land The earliest recorded grant, which was that on which he established his homestead, was 100 acres, 20-11 mo., 1640, or January 1641, new style. On that date, a meeting, there being present, Mr. Endecott, Mr. Hathorne, John Woodbury, Jeffry Massy, the selectmen, there was "Graunted to John Putnam one hundred acres of land at the head of Mr. Skelton's Farme between it and Elias Stilemen the elder his Farme, if there be an hundred acres of it. And it is in exchange of one hundred acres weh was graunted to the said John Putnam formerly & if it fall out that there be not such there then to be made up neere Lieutenant Davenport's hill to be layed out by the towne. And tenne acres of meadow in the meadow called the pine meadow if it be not there formerly graunted to others." There was also "Graunted Fiftie acres of land unto Thomas Putnam and Five acres of meadow both to be layed out by the towne." in January 1641.3 Lt Thomas Putnam was admitted freeman 1642; was of Lynn in 1642 at Lynn, Essex County, Massachusetts.2 He was admitted to the church.2,3 He married Ann Holyoke, daughter of Edward Holyoke and Prudence Stockton, on 7 October 1643 at Lynn, Essex County, Massachusetts.1 Lt Thomas Putnam was a witness In 1653 he divided his lands between his sons Thomas and Nathaniel, having evidently already granted his homestead to his younger son, John.3 He witnessed Ann Holyoke's death at Salem Village (after 1757 Danvers), Essex County, Massachusetts, on 1 September 1665.1 Lt Thomas Putnam married Mary Ingersoll on 14 September 1666 at Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts.1 Lt Thomas Putnam left a will on 8 February 1682/83 at Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts; Know all men by these prsents, That I Thomas Putnam Senr of Salem, being Ancient & sencible of the declining of old age, & weakness & sumptoms of mortality daily atending upon me, but being of sound mind & memory blessed be Gog, doe make this my last will & testament, this 8th day of february Anno Dom. 1682/3 as followeth
Impr I give my soule into the hands of Jesus Christ in whome I hope to live forever, and my body to the earth, In hope of a Glorious resurection with him when this vild body shalbe made like unto his Glorious body and for the estate God hath given me, in his world, (my depts being paid), I dispose of as followeth.
It. I give & bequeath to my son Thomas putnam & to his hears & assignes the dwelling house he now lives in, with the Barne & oarchards, with all the land belonging there to containing by estimation, one hundred & fifty acres, be it more or lesse, according as it lyes bounded, as is heareafter exsprest, viz: from Hathorns medow as the water runs out of the medow, till it comes into Ipswich River, then from the bound by the river to the end of the Iland, to the great black oak betwixt my Cozen John Putnams land & mine, from thence to Cromwells bound tree, & from thence to a walnut tree & a Litle red oak where lyes a heape of stones, the trees being falen down, which is alsoe the bounds betixt Joshua Rens land & this land, & from thence to Reas bounds, that is a red oake where lyes stones: & from thence to another heape of stones, & from thence to the fence at Hathorns medow, where is a tree marked by the fence, & from thence with or along by the fence, all the upland & swamp, till it comes to the place where the water comes out of the medow, And from thence my Spong of medow on the other side the brooke, & the upland on Jonathan Knites his side, till it comes to a marked tree, neere the said Knights Corner of his field next Beare hill, & then Crosse the swamp, to the cart way that is at the lower end, of the flaggy meddow, & to take in all the meddow, & to run by the swamp, not over Andever waye, till it comes at the tree where is three rocks & the tree marked, & the tree is to the westward of the rockes: on the north side, where Andever high way turnes, & from thence to the bound where I Joyne to Topsfield men, & soe to the River; till I meet mr. Bayles meddow at the Spring, that runs into the River, a little above the bridg, & from the bridg, Andever Road to be the bounds to the tree, where is three stones, at the turne of the waye, & from thence to two trees marked at the ridg of Top of the hill, that lyes on the right hand of the path as wee come from the bridg Thomas Putnams house, and from the two trees to a great rock that is neere Hathorns brooke where Thomas & Edward are to make a bridge over the brook against the corner of Thomas his field by his Barne, within which bounds is included a pcell of land, containing about fifty acres lying by the River, which said fifty acres alsoe I give & bequeath to my said son Thomas his heirs & assignes together with the foresaid house Barne oarchards & about one hundred & fifty acres, upland and meddow, all which my son Thomas his heirs & assignes shall have & Injoy forever, after my decease
It. I give and bequeath, to my sonn Edward Putnam & to his heires & assignes a certaine tract of land, upland & meddow, containing about eighty Acres be it more or less, with the house he now dwells in, & the barne & oarchard, upon the said land, which said pcell of land, is bounded, by the land before Specifyed given to my son Thomas aforesaid, easterly: & Ipswich River westerly: Alsoe I give unto him my son Edward one pcell more of land, lying upon the little hill soe caled, containing about sixty arces more or lesse, being bounded as followeth, viz: from a forked walnut, that is alsoe Loshua Reas & nathaniell putnams bounds, from thence to a stake & heape of stones neere the Cartwaye, from thence to Cromwells bound tree soe caled, from thence to a walnut & red oak blowed downe where lyes a heape of stones, from thence to the forked walnut, Alsoe I give to my son Edward one pcell of land more, lying upon Beare Hill, containing about sixty acres more or less: being bounded, by the three Rocks & a tree standing by them marked, from thence to the bound in the swamp, where my land Joynes to Topsfeild land, from thence to william Hobs his bounds, from thence along Knights his line till it comes to a marked tree, & from the sd marked tree, Cross the land to a red oak tree standing by a great Rock on the north easterly side of Andev Road, -Alsoe I give my sd son Edward a pcell of pcell of meddow containing fower acres more or less, lying on the west side of the River, neere his house & the upland against his sd meddow, from the upper end of ye said meddow Cross my upland, to the top of the high hill & doe Straite to my brother Nathaniels line, & then to run along the line, to his bounds, at the lower end of the meddow, which is a heap of stones, upon the topp of a hill about twenty pole from the meddow containing eight acres more or less, of upland, - Alsoe I give him my sd son Edward, all my meddow lying in Cromwells meddow soe caled, contayning fower acres more or less, Alsoe I give my sd son Edward, all that my part of meddow that lyes in Hathorns soe caled, lying bounded by Joshua Reas medow on the west, Ezekiell Cheevers meddow on the south, Jonathan Knights upland on east & Thomas Putnams Spong of medow on the north, all which said pcells of lane, boath upland & meddow I give & bequeath to my son Edward, & to his heires & assignes forever, after my decease.
It. I Give & bequeath to mary my beloved wife & to my son Joseph Putnam borne by her... all that my farme I now live upon... which said farme contains about one hundred & twenty Acres... bounded... on the west with land formerly Richard Hutchensons... neere the house where Bragg dwelt... to a heape of stones which is Reas bounds alsoe & Hutchensons & mine from thence to another heape of stones that is also the bounds of Joshua Reas & Thomas Putnams & mine... & from thence to... the bounds of Peeter Prescotts & mr Cheevrs land from thence to Hamer beame... from thence to... the bound... of Henry Kenny & mr Cheevers & from thence... along by the land of Robert Princes to... Beaver Dam & from thence to... Hutchensons land by Braggs house also... a pcell of upland & meddow sixteen acres... lying on the west side of the great River... Alsoe one pcell of meddow more containing two acres... lying in Hathorns litle meddow... alsoe five acres lying in Peeterses meddow... also my meddow at Bishops... containing two acres... alsoe my meddow lying by John nichols upland about two acres Alsoe my old orchard with all the land fences & timber with the share of Hathorns farme as it now lyes bounded by my brother nathaniell Putnams land & my brother John Putnams land...

I give & bequeath to my beloved wife mary & my son Joseph all that my house & ground in the town... which said house & ground my said wife bought of Phillip Veren before her marriage...

I give & bequeath to my son Edward my halfe acre of land that I bought of Robert Temple & of John Simond deceased & Job Swinerton Junr...

I give to my daughter Ann deceased late the wife of william Trask: to her fower children Viz: Ann, william, Sarah, & Susana ten pounds to each of them to be paid as they com of age...

I give to my daughter Deliverance one hundred pounds...

I give to my daughter Elizabeth, three & forty pounds...

I give to my Daughter Prudence fifty pounds...

I give to my three sons Viz: Thomas Edward & Joseph ten acres of meddow... lying in the place caled blind hole...

I give to mary my beloved wife, fifty pounds... the plate to be a part as Invintoryed...

I give to my son Joseph... all my plow geer & kart & tacking of all sorts with all my tooles, implyments of all sorts kind & quallyty what soe ever, my mill stone & grinston & Cider mill...

I give to my servant Joseph Stacy if he shall live to serve out his time & be diligent, a pcell of land containing about eleven acres of upland & swamp...

I doe apoynt and ordaine my beloved wife Mary to be my executrix & my son Joseph executor Joyntly... in case I depart this life before my sonn Joseph comes of age & my said wif see cause to marry... before he comes of age... the estate Shalbe divided betweene them... & my said son Joseph may then choose his guardian... my said son Joseph shall have the possession & improvemt of his part at the age of eighteene yeares & I doe desire my loveing freinds & apoynt them, Vizt. Ensigne Israell Porter and Seargt. John Leach to be overseers... to whome I give twenty shillings each of them... witnes Hilliard Veren, Thomas feilld..."3
He left a will on 4 January 1685 at Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts; "This fourth of January one thousand six hundered Eigtie five . Where as my will being made some Considerable time past and therefore doe see cause to allter some perticulars in my said will... in my will that I have given to my three sons namely thomas Edward and Joseph: my meddowe it being ten Acres mor or Lese Lying in blinde hold... I doe give & bequeth it to my twoe sons vide Thomas and Edward as allsoe part of the Land that I have purchased and given to my sons: thomas and Edward Liying in topsfilld towneship... my will is that my Land and orched belonging to my old house: as allsoe my Land that was my brother John hathorns Share of danforths farme all which Contains about Eighty Acars... I doe give to my three sons thomas Edward: and Joseph Equily... and whereas I have given my wife fifty pound... I doe allsoe give and bequeth to my son Joseph... his Liberty of Choyse to take twoe oxen & twoe Cowes and sixe sheep and A horse or A mare and where as I have given to my daughter diliverance A hundered pounds upon my will there Remains but fourty... as allsoe my daughter Elizabeth haveing all Redy Receved sixty and eight pounds: seven shillings & sixe pence there Remains to make up to her... thirty & one pounds: twelve shillings & sixe pence my daughter Prudence allsoe haveing all Redy receved fifty and nine pound five shilings there Remains to make up to her... fourty pounds and fiften: shillings... witness Israell Porter, John Leach."(1.)4
He died on 5 May 1686 at Salem Village (after 1757 Danvers), Essex County, Massachusetts, at age 72.1 He was buried at Salem Village (after 1757 Danvers), Essex County, Massachusetts; prob Putnam Cemetery, Hathorne, Danvers.3 2. THOMAS21 PUTNAM, LT (JOHN20, NICHOLAS19, JOHN18, RICHARD17 PUTTNAM, JOHN16 PUTTENHAM, JOHN15, RICHARD14 DE PUTTENHAM, ROGER13, ROGER12, JOHN11, JOHN FITZ WALE10, WILLIAM9, THOMAS8 WALE, SIR, RICHARD FITZ7, HENRY FITZ6, RICHARD FITZ5, WILLIAM4 DE PUTTENHAM, GEOFFREY3 DE TURVILLE, ROGER2, ANSCHITIL1) was born March 07, 1614/15 in Aston Abbots, Bucks., England, and died May 05, 1686 in Salem Village, Massachusetts. He married (1) ANN HOLYOKE October 17, 1643 in probably Lynn, Massachusetts, daughter of EDWARD HOLYOKE and PRUDENCE STOCKTON. He married (2) MARY ( ) VEREN September 14, 1666 in Salem, Massachusetts.

Notes for THOMAS PUTNAM, LT:
Lt. Thomas Putnam was an inhibitant of Lynn, Mass. in 1640; freeman 1642; on of seven men (selectmen) of Lynn in 1643.

The town of Salem, Mass. granted to him, 20-11-1640, "fifty acres [of upland] and five acres of meddow." This was at the same time that his father, John Putnam, received a grant of one hundred acres from the town ("in exchange of one-hundred acres formerly granted to him").

In 1645 the General Court passed the following order: "Mr Thomas Layghton, Edward Burcham, & Thomas Puttman are appointed by this Courte to end smale causes for ye towne of Lynne for ye yeere ensewing" 18 June, 1645. This Comission was renewed the 20 May, 1648, "to end smale cawses, vnder twenty shillings."

11th, 9 mo., 1648 he was "Chosen for Gran-Juryman" in Salem, and 10-10-1655 was chosen constable of Salem in place of Mr. William Browne. The office of constable at that date carried great authority and covered the entire local administation of affairs.

Thomas Putnam was also the first parish clerk at Salem Village and was prominent in the local military and ecclesiatical, as well as town affairs.

Thomas Putnam wrote a very fine hand and had evidently received a good education, as had his brothers. In 1679 he gives to the Rev. James Barley, upon his retirement from the ministry at Salem Village, three acres of meadow. During the long dispute over Barley at the Village, Thomas and John seem to have supported Barley, while Nathaniel was in opposition.

Thomas Putnam during a number of years held, besides the offices above mentioned, the various positions of "Layer out of Highways," "Inspector of Bridges," "to care for rates for the minister," etc. On the 29th day, 11 mo., 1658, "Jefferey Massey, Thomas Putname, Nath Putname and Joseph Hutchensen are Impowered, or any three of them, to joyne with Topsfield, Mass. about the Runninge & setlenge & full endinge of our sixe mile line in the extent of it in so many places as they shall see meet, for a full conclusion of the worke." Oct. 8, 1662, the General Court confirms his apponitment as Lieutenant in the troop of horse.

When on October 8, 1672, the General Court permitted the imhibitants of Salem Farms to become a separate parish, he was made chairman of the committee chosen to carry on the affairs of the parish (11 Nov., 1672), and on 25 Nov., 1680, it was voted "that Lt. Thomas Putnam and Jonathan Wolcott supply the place of deacons for ensueing;" they were continued in office 27 Dec., 1681. This is the first mention of deacons in the Village records. (In the Secretary's office at the State House many documents relating to the religious disturbances at the Village. Those show very plainly the attitude of the Putnams during that exciting period.)

In 1682 occurs the first list of tax-payers at the Village. There are ninety-four names on this list. Lt. Thomas Putnam was by far the wealthist in the "Village" or "Farms." Besides inheriting a double portion of his father's estate, (It was usual among many New England families for the eldest son to have a double portion; this became a law and continued in force until quite recent times.) he by his marriage with widow Mary Veren came into possesion of considerable property in Jamaica and Barbadoes. The homestead of Thomas although much enlarged is still standing and is now known as the "General Israel Putnam house." This house is situated a little east of Hathorne's Hill in the northern part of Danvers, not far from the Asylum, and was occupied by his widow in 1692. Here also his son Joseph lived during his opposition to the witchcraft proceedings.

There was also a town residence in Salem situated on the north side of Essex street extending back to North River, its front on Essex Street embraced the western part of the grounds now occupied by the North Church and extended to a point beyond the head of Cambridge street.

In his will dated, 8 Feb., 1682/3, and proved at Boston, 8 July, 1686, he gives the eastern half of the above to his son Thomas, thw western half to his son Joseph; another estate on the western side of St. Peter's street, to the north of Federal, he gives to Edward. (The Hon. Abner C. Goodell, Jr. owned and occupied a part of this estate. Near here was also the jail wherein were confined the condemned during the excitement of 1692.) To each of his children he gives a large estate in Salem Village and a valuable piece of meadow land. To a faithfull servant Joseph Stacey, he gives eleven acres.

The children by his first wife attempted, unsuccessfully, to break this will, claiming that undue influence was used to obtain for Joseph more than his share of the estate.

Mr. Upham in his Salem Witchcraft thus sums up the character and position of Thomas Putnam in contrast with his brothers "Possessing a large property by inheritance, he was not quite so active in increasing it, but enjoying the society and friendship of the leading men lived a more retired life. At the same time he was always ready to serve the community when called for as he often was, when occasion arose for the aid of his superior intelligence and personal influence," also in writing about the settlement of the "Farms" he says, "The Putnams followed up Beaver Brook to Beaver Dam, and spread out toward the north and west."
More About THOMAS PUTNAM, LT:
Admitted Church: April 03, 1643, Salem, Massachusetts
Baptism: March 07, 1614/15, Aston Abbotts, Bucks (Baptismal Register)
Burial: probably Putnam Cemetery, Hathorne, Danvers
Title: Lieutenant
Will dated: February 08, 1682/83
Will proved: July 08, 1686, Boston, Massachusetts.3
He grandfather of Gen Israel Putnam of Rev War fame 'was an inhabitant of Lynn in 1640; freeman 1642; one of the seven men (selectmen) of Lynn in 1643; admitted to the church in Salem, 3 Apr 1643. . .He was also the first parish clerk at Salem Village and was prominent in the local military and eccles stical, as well as town affairs. Thomas Putnam wrote a very fine hand and had evidently received a good education, as had his brothers. In 1679 he gives to the Rev. James Bayley, upon his retirment fromt he ministry at Salem Village, three acres of meadow. During the long dispute over Bayley at the Village, Thomas and John seem to have supported Bayley, while Nathaniel was in opposition. . . .Oct 8, 1662, the General Court confirms his appointment as Lieutenant in the troop of horse' - History of the Putnam Family.2 His estate was probated on 8 July 1686 at Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts; Will proved: July 08, 1686, Boston, Massachusetts.3

Family 1

Ann Holyoke b. c 1626, d. 1 Sep 1665
Children

Family 2

Mary Ingersoll b. 19 Jun 1626, d. 17 Mar 1695
Child

Citations

  1. [S131] Putnam Genealogy, online http://sites.google.com/site/putnamgenealogy/
  2. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.
  3. [S76] Www.billputman.com, online www.billputman.com.
  4. [S427] Pam and Jeff Martin, June 2003.

John Putnam1

M, b. 24 July 1617, d. 4 November 1620
FatherJohn Putnam Sr1 b. 17 Jan 1579, d. 30 Dec 1662
MotherPriscilla Gould1 b. 3 Jun 1582, d. 30 Dec 1662
     John Putnam was born in July 1617 at Aston Abbotts, Buckinghamshire, England; JOHN PUTNAM, b. July 1617, England.2,3 He was baptized on 24 July 1617 at Aston Abbotts, Buckinghamshire, England; More About JOHN PUTNAM:
Baptism: July 24, 1617, Aston Abbotts, Buck (Baptismal Register.)2,3

He was born on 24 July 1617 at Aston Abbots, Buckinghamshire, England.1 He lived; England.2 He died on 4 November 1620 at Aston Abbots, Buckinghamshire, England, at age 3.1 He died circa 5 November 1620 at Aston Abbotts, Buckinghamshire, England; d. Abt. November 05, 1620, Aston Abbotts, Bucks.2,3

He was buried on 5 November 1620 at Aston Abbotts, Buckinghamshire, England; Burial: November 05, 1620, Aston Abbotts.2,3

Citations

  1. [S131] Putnam Genealogy, online http://sites.google.com/site/putnamgenealogy/
  2. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.
  3. [S76] Www.billputman.com, online www.billputman.com.

Nathaniel Putnam1

M, b. 10 October 1619, d. 23 July 1700
FatherJohn Putnam Sr1 b. 17 Jan 1579, d. 30 Dec 1662
MotherPriscilla Gould1 b. 3 Jun 1582, d. 30 Dec 1662
     Nathaniel Putnam was born on 10 October 1619 at Aston Abbots, Buckinghamshire, England.1 He was baptized on 11 October 1619 at Aston Abbotts, Buckinghamshire, England; Baptismal Register.2 He was Yeoman; rep to 5 sessions 1690-91.2 He lived; England, MA; admitted freeman Salem Village [now Danvers] MA 1648.2 He and Elizabeth Bosworth Hutchinson were In 1648 both Nathaniel and wife ad to the ch in Salem.2 Nathaniel Putnam married Elizabeth Bosworth Hutchinson, daughter of Richard Hutchinson and Alice Bosworth, on 3 September 1648 at Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts.1 At a meeting of the selectmen, 17-3 mo., 1652, "There being formerlie graunted unto John Putnam Sen' 50 acres of land and complaint being made that the said land laid out to him is not soe much it is ordered that the layers out of the land shall make up what the said land shall want of his grant in land lying between his sonne Nathaniells land and Richard Huchisson." on 17 March 1652 at Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts.3 Nathaniel Putnam was a witness In 1653 he divided his lands between his sons Thomas and Nathaniel, having evidently already granted his homestead to his younger son, John.3 He Is this the Nathaniel Putnam who in 1674 tried to expand and consolidate his own holdings by suing the heirs of Gov. Endicott? See Endecott v Preston [1690], File Papers of the Essex Quarterly Court, 49;3-21; and Endecott v Nurse [1678], File Papers of the Essex Quarterly Court, 28;79-95. Read Putnam (1982) This man was said to have been of a firey and determined disposition. We know nothing of his early life, as is the case with the rest of his family, but political and religious unrest of his day. In 1648 both he and his wife were admitted to the church in Salem. he was a man of considerable property. His wife brought him 75 acres additional, and it was on this tract he built his home which was known as the 'Old Judge Putnam Place.' He had an acute mind and business ability, but the witchcraft delusion proved to be a great burden of mind to him. It is most unfortunate that he became involved in an affair which got beyond control. As soon as he saw the magnitude the whole incident had reached, he did his best to put it down, but by this time t was much too late. Nathaniel was opposed to the Rev. Mr. Bayley, which culminated in a court case, and the eventual grant to Mr.Bayley of some valuable property, and was one of the 4 who went to Mr. Parris and requested him to come to Salem as their minister.' History of the Putnam Family - ''He had great business activity and ability and was a perosn of extraordinary powers of mind, of great energy and skill in the management of affairs and of singular sagacity, acumen and quickness of perception. He left a large estate' (from Upham's Witchcraft). . .Nathaniel Putnam was one of the principals int he great lawsuit concerning the ownership of the Bishop farm. His action in this matter was merely to prevent the attempts of Zerubabel Endicott to push the bounds of the Bishop grant over on his land. The real principals in the case were James Allen who had obtained the Bishop farm as part of his wife's dowry, and Zerubabel Endicott. The case was a long and complicated affair and was at last settled to the satisfaction of Allen and Putnam. Endicott was so chagrined that he was a different man and soon died from the effect of being cast by the courts. The Bishop grant which caused the trouble was sold by Allen to the Nurses and now belongs to Calvin Putnam. The above suit was settled in 1683. During the unhappy trouble concerning the settlement of a minister over the parish at Salem Village, Nathaniel Putnam was a most determiend opponent to the Rev. Mr. Bayley, but when Bayley was dismisssed he joined with his brother Thomas and John Putnam, Thomas Fuller, Sr., and Joseph Hutchinson, Sr., in a deed of gift to Mr. James Bayley of twenty-eight acres of upland and thirteen acres of meadow, which constituted a very valuable property. This was of date of 6 May 1680. . .Nathaniel Putnam. . .was completely deceived in regard to the witchcraft delusion. That he honestly believed in witchcraft and in the statements of the afflicted girls there seems to be no doubt; that he was not inclined to be severe is evident, and his goodness of character shwos forth in marked contrast with the almost bitter feeling shown by many of those concerned. Nathaniel lived to see the mistake all had made between 1674 and 1695.2 In 1685/6, Nathaniel Putnam deposed that he was aged sixty-five years and had lived in Salem for forty-six years, and his brother John made a like statement, giving his age as fifty-eight years and his residence in Salem as about forty-five years (Ipswich records, Deeds, vol. 5,213), both of which statements agree with the date 1640 as that of the coming of their father.3 He died on 23 July 1700 at Salem Village (after 1757 Danvers), Essex County, Massachusetts, at age 80.1

Family

Elizabeth Bosworth Hutchinson b. 20 Aug 1629, d. 24 Jun 1668
Children

Citations

  1. [S131] Putnam Genealogy, online http://sites.google.com/site/putnamgenealogy/
  2. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.
  3. [S76] Www.billputman.com, online www.billputman.com.

Sarah Putnam1

F, b. 7 March 1621/22, d. circa 1680
FatherJohn Putnam Sr1 b. 17 Jan 1579, d. 30 Dec 1662
MotherPriscilla Gould1 b. 3 Jun 1582, d. 30 Dec 1662
     Sarah Putnam was born on 7 March 1621/22 at Aston Abbots, Buckinghamshire, England.1 She was born in March 1622/23 at Aston Abbotts, Buckinghamshire, England; SARA PUTNAM, b. March 1622/23.2,3

She was baptized on 7 March 1622/23 at Aston Abbotts, Buckinghamshire, England; Baptism: March 07, 1622/23, Aston Abbotts, Bucks (Baptismal Register.)2,3 She lived; England, Mass.2 She died circa 1680 at Salem Village (after 1757 Danvers), Essex County, Massachusetts.1

Citations

  1. [S131] Putnam Genealogy, online http://sites.google.com/site/putnamgenealogy/
  2. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.
  3. [S76] Www.billputman.com, online www.billputman.com.

Phoebe Putnam1

F, b. 28 July 1624, d. 30 April 1630
FatherJohn Putnam Sr1 b. 17 Jan 1579, d. 30 Dec 1662
MotherPriscilla Gould1 b. 3 Jun 1582, d. 30 Dec 1662
     Phoebe Putnam was baptized on 28 July 1624 at Aston Abbotts, Buckinghamshire, England; Baptism: July 28, 1624, Aston Abbotts, Bucks (Baptismal Register.)2,3 She was born on 28 July 1624 at Aston Abbots, Buckinghamshire, England.1 She lived; England, MA?2 She died on 30 April 1630 at Aston Abbots, Buckinghamshire, England, at age 5.1

Citations

  1. [S131] Putnam Genealogy, online http://sites.google.com/site/putnamgenealogy/
  2. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.
  3. [S76] Www.billputman.com, online www.billputman.com.

Capt John Putnam Jr1

M, b. 27 May 1627, d. 7 April 1710
FatherJohn Putnam Sr1 b. 17 Jan 1579, d. 30 Dec 1662
MotherPriscilla Gould1 b. 3 Jun 1582, d. 30 Dec 1662
     Capt John Putnam Jr was also known as Capt John [of Salem] Putnam.2 He was born in May 1627 at Aston Abbotts, Buckinghamshire, England; JOHN PUTNAM, JUN., b. May 1627, England.2,3 He was baptized on 27 May 1627 at Aston Abbotts, Buckinghamshire, England; Baptismal Record.2,3 He was born on 27 May 1627 at Aston Abbots, Buckinghamshire, England.1 He was farmer and land speculator; He was a man of decided opinions and took a prominent part in town and church affairs.2,3 Capt John Putnam Jr was also known as John Putnam Jr.3 He married Rebecca Prince on 3 July 1652 at Salem Village (after 1757 Danvers), Essex County, Massachusetts.1 Capt John Putnam Jr married Rebecca Prince on 3 September 1652 at Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts; NE Marriages Prior to 1700.2,3 Capt John Putnam Jr was a witness In 1653 he divided his lands between his sons Thomas and Nathaniel, having evidently already granted his homestead to his younger son, John.3 Ae ca 30 in 1660 acc to NE Marriages prior to 1700.2 He lived in 1665 at Salem Village (after 1757 Danvers), Essex County, Massachusetts; admitted freeman.2,3 John Putnam Jr came to America with his parents and siblings. They lived in Danvers, then called Salem Village, Massachusetts. In 1665 John was made freeman and was one of the largest taxpayers in Salem Village. He was influential in all mattersw relating to town or church government and, in 1668-1670, signed a petition requesting that a minister be allowed to conduct services at the 'farms.' In 1672 he was styled Corporal; in 1678, commissioned lieutenant of a troop of horse; and after 1687, was called Captain. He was a deputy to the General Court in 1677, 1680, 1686,and 1691.
Military Service - King Philip's War.1 He He served in King Phillip's war; was commissioned lieutenant of the troop of horse, 7 October, 1678, and after 1687 is styled captain.3 He was occup1 He was deputy to the General Court several times between 1679 and 1692; rep 1680, 1686, 1691, 1692 between 1679 and 1692.3 In 1685/6, Nathaniel Putnam deposed that he was aged sixty-five years and had lived in Salem for forty-six years, and his brother John made a like statement, giving his age as fifty-eight years and his residence in Salem as about forty-five years (Ipswich records, Deeds, vol. 5,213), both of which statements agree with the date 1640 as that of the coming of their father.3 He was buried on 7 April 1710 at Wadsworth Cemetery, Salem Village (after 1757 Danvers), Essex County, Massachusetts.3 He died on 7 April 1710 at Salem Village (after 1757 Danvers), Essex County, Massachusetts, at age 82.1

Family

Rebecca Prince b. 1 Jun 1627, d. 16 Nov 1704
Children

Citations

  1. [S131] Putnam Genealogy, online http://sites.google.com/site/putnamgenealogy/
  2. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.
  3. [S76] Www.billputman.com, online www.billputman.com.

Joan ?1

F, b. circa 1590, d. between 1612 and 1620
     Joan ? was born circa 1590 at Edlesborough, Buckinghamshire, England.1 As of circa 1611,her married name was Putnam.1 She married Richard Putnam, son of Nicholas Stewkeley Putnam and Margaret Goodspeed, circa 1611 at Edlesborough, Buckinghamshire, England.1 Joan ? died between 1612 and 1620 at England.1

Family

Richard Putnam b. 16 Jul 1590, d. bt 1612 - 1620
Child

Citations

  1. [S131] Putnam Genealogy, online http://sites.google.com/site/putnamgenealogy/

Edward Putnam1

M, b. 1611, d. circa 1675
FatherRichard Putnam1 b. 16 Jul 1590, d. bt 1612 - 1620
MotherJoan ?1 b. c 1590, d. bt 1612 - 1620
     Edward Putnam was also known as Edmund Putnam.1 He was born in 1611 at Greenwich, County Kent, England.1 He married Ann Compton on 10 February 1623 at Saint Alphage church, Greenwich, County Kent, England.1 Edward Putnam died circa 1675 at Salem, Essex County, England.1

Family

Ann Compton b. 1607, d. 1680
Children

Citations

  1. [S131] Putnam Genealogy, online http://sites.google.com/site/putnamgenealogy/

Ann Holyoke1

F, b. circa 1626, d. 1 September 1665
FatherEdward Holyoke2 b. 15 Feb 1583/84, d. 4 May 1660
MotherPrudence Stockton2 b. c 20 Dec 1584, d. c 1645
     Ann Holyoke was born circa 1622 at England; [Parker-Talcott-Randolph and Allied Families, Our Tangled Roots and Branches, Vol. II. Kitty Randolph (Hilton) Oman].2 She was born circa 1626 at Tamworth-in-Arden, County Warwick, England.1 She was born in 1626 at Tamworth, Staffordshire, England; VoirDire43 email to Gary Rolph March 1998 has Ann Holyoke b befo January 18, 1619/1620, Tamworth, Warwickshire, England.2 As of 7 October 1643,her married name was Putnam.1 She married Lt Thomas Putnam, son of John Putnam Sr and Priscilla Gould, on 7 October 1643 at Lynn, Essex County, Massachusetts.1 Ann Holyoke lived; England, MA.2 She died on 1 September 1665 at Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts.2 Ann died on 1 September 1665 at Salem Village (after 1757 Danvers), Essex County, Massachusetts.1 She died after 1 September 1665 at Salem Village (after 1757 Danvers), Essex County, Massachusetts.2 She The Holyyoke family were one of the most prominent and aristocratic families in the colony.3

Family

Lt Thomas Putnam b. 7 Mar 1614, d. 5 May 1686
Children

Citations

  1. [S131] Putnam Genealogy, online http://sites.google.com/site/putnamgenealogy/
  2. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.
  3. [S76] Www.billputman.com, online www.billputman.com.

Mary Ingersoll1,2

F, b. 19 June 1626, d. 17 March 1695
     Mary Ingersoll was born on 19 June 1626 at Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts.1,2 She was born on 14 December 1641 at Salem Village (after 1757 Danvers), Essex County, Massachusetts.3 Mary Ingersoll was also known as Mary Ingersoll James Taylor email 19 Mar 1998 - 'Some books have her maiden name as Ingersoll, but I haven't seen a good primary source for that.3' As of 1646,her married name was Veren.3 She married Nathaniel Veren at Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts, in 1646.3,2 She witnessed Nathaniel Veren's death at Barbados on 27 June 1665.3,2 As of 14 September 1666,her married name was Putnam.1 Mary Ingersoll married Lt Thomas Putnam, son of John Putnam Sr and Priscilla Gould, on 14 September 1666 at Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts.1 Mary Ingersoll witnessed the will of Lt Thomas Putnam on 8 February 1682/83 at Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts; Know all men by these prsents, That I Thomas Putnam Senr of Salem, being Ancient & sencible of the declining of old age, & weakness & sumptoms of mortality daily atending upon me, but being of sound mind & memory blessed be Gog, doe make this my last will & testament, this 8th day of february Anno Dom. 1682/3 as followeth
Impr I give my soule into the hands of Jesus Christ in whome I hope to live forever, and my body to the earth, In hope of a Glorious resurection with him when this vild body shalbe made like unto his Glorious body and for the estate God hath given me, in his world, (my depts being paid), I dispose of as followeth.
It. I give & bequeath to my son Thomas putnam & to his hears & assignes the dwelling house he now lives in, with the Barne & oarchards, with all the land belonging there to containing by estimation, one hundred & fifty acres, be it more or lesse, according as it lyes bounded, as is heareafter exsprest, viz: from Hathorns medow as the water runs out of the medow, till it comes into Ipswich River, then from the bound by the river to the end of the Iland, to the great black oak betwixt my Cozen John Putnams land & mine, from thence to Cromwells bound tree, & from thence to a walnut tree & a Litle red oak where lyes a heape of stones, the trees being falen down, which is alsoe the bounds betixt Joshua Rens land & this land, & from thence to Reas bounds, that is a red oake where lyes stones: & from thence to another heape of stones, & from thence to the fence at Hathorns medow, where is a tree marked by the fence, & from thence with or along by the fence, all the upland & swamp, till it comes to the place where the water comes out of the medow, And from thence my Spong of medow on the other side the brooke, & the upland on Jonathan Knites his side, till it comes to a marked tree, neere the said Knights Corner of his field next Beare hill, & then Crosse the swamp, to the cart way that is at the lower end, of the flaggy meddow, & to take in all the meddow, & to run by the swamp, not over Andever waye, till it comes at the tree where is three rocks & the tree marked, & the tree is to the westward of the rockes: on the north side, where Andever high way turnes, & from thence to the bound where I Joyne to Topsfield men, & soe to the River; till I meet mr. Bayles meddow at the Spring, that runs into the River, a little above the bridg, & from the bridg, Andever Road to be the bounds to the tree, where is three stones, at the turne of the waye, & from thence to two trees marked at the ridg of Top of the hill, that lyes on the right hand of the path as wee come from the bridg Thomas Putnams house, and from the two trees to a great rock that is neere Hathorns brooke where Thomas & Edward are to make a bridge over the brook against the corner of Thomas his field by his Barne, within which bounds is included a pcell of land, containing about fifty acres lying by the River, which said fifty acres alsoe I give & bequeath to my said son Thomas his heirs & assignes together with the foresaid house Barne oarchards & about one hundred & fifty acres, upland and meddow, all which my son Thomas his heirs & assignes shall have & Injoy forever, after my decease
It. I give and bequeath, to my sonn Edward Putnam & to his heires & assignes a certaine tract of land, upland & meddow, containing about eighty Acres be it more or less, with the house he now dwells in, & the barne & oarchard, upon the said land, which said pcell of land, is bounded, by the land before Specifyed given to my son Thomas aforesaid, easterly: & Ipswich River westerly: Alsoe I give unto him my son Edward one pcell more of land, lying upon the little hill soe caled, containing about sixty arces more or lesse, being bounded as followeth, viz: from a forked walnut, that is alsoe Loshua Reas & nathaniell putnams bounds, from thence to a stake & heape of stones neere the Cartwaye, from thence to Cromwells bound tree soe caled, from thence to a walnut & red oak blowed downe where lyes a heape of stones, from thence to the forked walnut, Alsoe I give to my son Edward one pcell of land more, lying upon Beare Hill, containing about sixty acres more or less: being bounded, by the three Rocks & a tree standing by them marked, from thence to the bound in the swamp, where my land Joynes to Topsfeild land, from thence to william Hobs his bounds, from thence along Knights his line till it comes to a marked tree, & from the sd marked tree, Cross the land to a red oak tree standing by a great Rock on the north easterly side of Andev Road, -Alsoe I give my sd son Edward a pcell of pcell of meddow containing fower acres more or less, lying on the west side of the River, neere his house & the upland against his sd meddow, from the upper end of ye said meddow Cross my upland, to the top of the high hill & doe Straite to my brother Nathaniels line, & then to run along the line, to his bounds, at the lower end of the meddow, which is a heap of stones, upon the topp of a hill about twenty pole from the meddow containing eight acres more or less, of upland, - Alsoe I give him my sd son Edward, all my meddow lying in Cromwells meddow soe caled, contayning fower acres more or less, Alsoe I give my sd son Edward, all that my part of meddow that lyes in Hathorns soe caled, lying bounded by Joshua Reas medow on the west, Ezekiell Cheevers meddow on the south, Jonathan Knights upland on east & Thomas Putnams Spong of medow on the north, all which said pcells of lane, boath upland & meddow I give & bequeath to my son Edward, & to his heires & assignes forever, after my decease.
It. I Give & bequeath to mary my beloved wife & to my son Joseph Putnam borne by her... all that my farme I now live upon... which said farme contains about one hundred & twenty Acres... bounded... on the west with land formerly Richard Hutchensons... neere the house where Bragg dwelt... to a heape of stones which is Reas bounds alsoe & Hutchensons & mine from thence to another heape of stones that is also the bounds of Joshua Reas & Thomas Putnams & mine... & from thence to... the bounds of Peeter Prescotts & mr Cheevrs land from thence to Hamer beame... from thence to... the bound... of Henry Kenny & mr Cheevers & from thence... along by the land of Robert Princes to... Beaver Dam & from thence to... Hutchensons land by Braggs house also... a pcell of upland & meddow sixteen acres... lying on the west side of the great River... Alsoe one pcell of meddow more containing two acres... lying in Hathorns litle meddow... alsoe five acres lying in Peeterses meddow... also my meddow at Bishops... containing two acres... alsoe my meddow lying by John nichols upland about two acres Alsoe my old orchard with all the land fences & timber with the share of Hathorns farme as it now lyes bounded by my brother nathaniell Putnams land & my brother John Putnams land...

I give & bequeath to my beloved wife mary & my son Joseph all that my house & ground in the town... which said house & ground my said wife bought of Phillip Veren before her marriage...

I give & bequeath to my son Edward my halfe acre of land that I bought of Robert Temple & of John Simond deceased & Job Swinerton Junr...

I give to my daughter Ann deceased late the wife of william Trask: to her fower children Viz: Ann, william, Sarah, & Susana ten pounds to each of them to be paid as they com of age...

I give to my daughter Deliverance one hundred pounds...

I give to my daughter Elizabeth, three & forty pounds...

I give to my Daughter Prudence fifty pounds...

I give to my three sons Viz: Thomas Edward & Joseph ten acres of meddow... lying in the place caled blind hole...

I give to mary my beloved wife, fifty pounds... the plate to be a part as Invintoryed...

I give to my son Joseph... all my plow geer & kart & tacking of all sorts with all my tooles, implyments of all sorts kind & quallyty what soe ever, my mill stone & grinston & Cider mill...

I give to my servant Joseph Stacy if he shall live to serve out his time & be diligent, a pcell of land containing about eleven acres of upland & swamp...

I doe apoynt and ordaine my beloved wife Mary to be my executrix & my son Joseph executor Joyntly... in case I depart this life before my sonn Joseph comes of age & my said wif see cause to marry... before he comes of age... the estate Shalbe divided betweene them... & my said son Joseph may then choose his guardian... my said son Joseph shall have the possession & improvemt of his part at the age of eighteene yeares & I doe desire my loveing freinds & apoynt them, Vizt. Ensigne Israell Porter and Seargt. John Leach to be overseers... to whome I give twenty shillings each of them... witnes Hilliard Veren, Thomas feilld..."4
Mary Ingersoll was In 1684, Mary (Veren) Putnam, in the appointment of seats in the meeting house at the Village, was seated in the first, or principal pew, reserved for women.4 They attested to the validity of an unknown person 's will on 4 January 1685 at Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts.5 She left a will on 8 January 1695; The will of Mary, relict of Lt. Thomas Putnam, is dated 8 January, 1695 ; proved 20 May, 1695. She bequeaths to her husband's children, Thomas Putnam, Edward Putnam, Deliverance Wolcott, Elizabeth Bayley, Prudence Wayman, and to her own son, Joseph Putnam. In a deposition Mary lindall. aged forty-five, wife of Timothy Lindall, calls Mrs. Mary Putnam, "Mother Putnam," and George Ingersoll, senior, calls her "sister Mary Putnam."3 She died on 16 March 1694/95 at Salem Village (after 1757 Danvers), Essex County, Massachusetts, at age 68; death may be 17 Mar 'widow of Nathaniel Veren, a rich merchant formerly of Salem ' History of the Putnam Family.3 She died on 17 March 1695 at Salem Village (after 1757 Danvers), Essex County, Massachusetts, at age 68.1 Her estate was probated on 20 May 1695; will proved 20 May 1695.4

Family

Lt Thomas Putnam b. 7 Mar 1614, d. 5 May 1686
Child

Citations

  1. [S131] Putnam Genealogy, online http://sites.google.com/site/putnamgenealogy/
  2. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Everybody.
  3. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.
  4. [S76] Www.billputman.com, online www.billputman.com.
  5. [S427] Pam and Jeff Martin, June 2003.

Ann Putnam1

F, b. 25 June 1645, d. 14 July 1676
FatherLt Thomas Putnam1 b. 7 Mar 1614, d. 5 May 1686
MotherAnn Holyoke1 b. c 1626, d. 1 Sep 1665
     Ann Putnam was born on 25 June 1645 at Salem Village (after 1757 Danvers), Essex County, Massachusetts.1 As of 18 January 1667,her married name was Trask.1 She married William Trask on 18 January 1667 at Salem Village (after 1757 Danvers), Essex County, Massachusetts.1 Ann Putnam died on 14 July 1676 at Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts, at age 31.1 She died on 14 September 1676 at Salem Village (after 1757 Danvers), Essex County, Massachusetts, at age 31; or 14 Nov 1676 (History of Putnam Family.)2,3 She witnessed the will of Lt Thomas Putnam on 8 February 1682/83 at Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts; Know all men by these prsents, That I Thomas Putnam Senr of Salem, being Ancient & sencible of the declining of old age, & weakness & sumptoms of mortality daily atending upon me, but being of sound mind & memory blessed be Gog, doe make this my last will & testament, this 8th day of february Anno Dom. 1682/3 as followeth
Impr I give my soule into the hands of Jesus Christ in whome I hope to live forever, and my body to the earth, In hope of a Glorious resurection with him when this vild body shalbe made like unto his Glorious body and for the estate God hath given me, in his world, (my depts being paid), I dispose of as followeth.
It. I give & bequeath to my son Thomas putnam & to his hears & assignes the dwelling house he now lives in, with the Barne & oarchards, with all the land belonging there to containing by estimation, one hundred & fifty acres, be it more or lesse, according as it lyes bounded, as is heareafter exsprest, viz: from Hathorns medow as the water runs out of the medow, till it comes into Ipswich River, then from the bound by the river to the end of the Iland, to the great black oak betwixt my Cozen John Putnams land & mine, from thence to Cromwells bound tree, & from thence to a walnut tree & a Litle red oak where lyes a heape of stones, the trees being falen down, which is alsoe the bounds betixt Joshua Rens land & this land, & from thence to Reas bounds, that is a red oake where lyes stones: & from thence to another heape of stones, & from thence to the fence at Hathorns medow, where is a tree marked by the fence, & from thence with or along by the fence, all the upland & swamp, till it comes to the place where the water comes out of the medow, And from thence my Spong of medow on the other side the brooke, & the upland on Jonathan Knites his side, till it comes to a marked tree, neere the said Knights Corner of his field next Beare hill, & then Crosse the swamp, to the cart way that is at the lower end, of the flaggy meddow, & to take in all the meddow, & to run by the swamp, not over Andever waye, till it comes at the tree where is three rocks & the tree marked, & the tree is to the westward of the rockes: on the north side, where Andever high way turnes, & from thence to the bound where I Joyne to Topsfield men, & soe to the River; till I meet mr. Bayles meddow at the Spring, that runs into the River, a little above the bridg, & from the bridg, Andever Road to be the bounds to the tree, where is three stones, at the turne of the waye, & from thence to two trees marked at the ridg of Top of the hill, that lyes on the right hand of the path as wee come from the bridg Thomas Putnams house, and from the two trees to a great rock that is neere Hathorns brooke where Thomas & Edward are to make a bridge over the brook against the corner of Thomas his field by his Barne, within which bounds is included a pcell of land, containing about fifty acres lying by the River, which said fifty acres alsoe I give & bequeath to my said son Thomas his heirs & assignes together with the foresaid house Barne oarchards & about one hundred & fifty acres, upland and meddow, all which my son Thomas his heirs & assignes shall have & Injoy forever, after my decease
It. I give and bequeath, to my sonn Edward Putnam & to his heires & assignes a certaine tract of land, upland & meddow, containing about eighty Acres be it more or less, with the house he now dwells in, & the barne & oarchard, upon the said land, which said pcell of land, is bounded, by the land before Specifyed given to my son Thomas aforesaid, easterly: & Ipswich River westerly: Alsoe I give unto him my son Edward one pcell more of land, lying upon the little hill soe caled, containing about sixty arces more or lesse, being bounded as followeth, viz: from a forked walnut, that is alsoe Loshua Reas & nathaniell putnams bounds, from thence to a stake & heape of stones neere the Cartwaye, from thence to Cromwells bound tree soe caled, from thence to a walnut & red oak blowed downe where lyes a heape of stones, from thence to the forked walnut, Alsoe I give to my son Edward one pcell of land more, lying upon Beare Hill, containing about sixty acres more or less: being bounded, by the three Rocks & a tree standing by them marked, from thence to the bound in the swamp, where my land Joynes to Topsfeild land, from thence to william Hobs his bounds, from thence along Knights his line till it comes to a marked tree, & from the sd marked tree, Cross the land to a red oak tree standing by a great Rock on the north easterly side of Andev Road, -Alsoe I give my sd son Edward a pcell of pcell of meddow containing fower acres more or less, lying on the west side of the River, neere his house & the upland against his sd meddow, from the upper end of ye said meddow Cross my upland, to the top of the high hill & doe Straite to my brother Nathaniels line, & then to run along the line, to his bounds, at the lower end of the meddow, which is a heap of stones, upon the topp of a hill about twenty pole from the meddow containing eight acres more or less, of upland, - Alsoe I give him my sd son Edward, all my meddow lying in Cromwells meddow soe caled, contayning fower acres more or less, Alsoe I give my sd son Edward, all that my part of meddow that lyes in Hathorns soe caled, lying bounded by Joshua Reas medow on the west, Ezekiell Cheevers meddow on the south, Jonathan Knights upland on east & Thomas Putnams Spong of medow on the north, all which said pcells of lane, boath upland & meddow I give & bequeath to my son Edward, & to his heires & assignes forever, after my decease.
It. I Give & bequeath to mary my beloved wife & to my son Joseph Putnam borne by her... all that my farme I now live upon... which said farme contains about one hundred & twenty Acres... bounded... on the west with land formerly Richard Hutchensons... neere the house where Bragg dwelt... to a heape of stones which is Reas bounds alsoe & Hutchensons & mine from thence to another heape of stones that is also the bounds of Joshua Reas & Thomas Putnams & mine... & from thence to... the bounds of Peeter Prescotts & mr Cheevrs land from thence to Hamer beame... from thence to... the bound... of Henry Kenny & mr Cheevers & from thence... along by the land of Robert Princes to... Beaver Dam & from thence to... Hutchensons land by Braggs house also... a pcell of upland & meddow sixteen acres... lying on the west side of the great River... Alsoe one pcell of meddow more containing two acres... lying in Hathorns litle meddow... alsoe five acres lying in Peeterses meddow... also my meddow at Bishops... containing two acres... alsoe my meddow lying by John nichols upland about two acres Alsoe my old orchard with all the land fences & timber with the share of Hathorns farme as it now lyes bounded by my brother nathaniell Putnams land & my brother John Putnams land...

I give & bequeath to my beloved wife mary & my son Joseph all that my house & ground in the town... which said house & ground my said wife bought of Phillip Veren before her marriage...

I give & bequeath to my son Edward my halfe acre of land that I bought of Robert Temple & of John Simond deceased & Job Swinerton Junr...

I give to my daughter Ann deceased late the wife of william Trask: to her fower children Viz: Ann, william, Sarah, & Susana ten pounds to each of them to be paid as they com of age...

I give to my daughter Deliverance one hundred pounds...

I give to my daughter Elizabeth, three & forty pounds...

I give to my Daughter Prudence fifty pounds...

I give to my three sons Viz: Thomas Edward & Joseph ten acres of meddow... lying in the place caled blind hole...

I give to mary my beloved wife, fifty pounds... the plate to be a part as Invintoryed...

I give to my son Joseph... all my plow geer & kart & tacking of all sorts with all my tooles, implyments of all sorts kind & quallyty what soe ever, my mill stone & grinston & Cider mill...

I give to my servant Joseph Stacy if he shall live to serve out his time & be diligent, a pcell of land containing about eleven acres of upland & swamp...

I doe apoynt and ordaine my beloved wife Mary to be my executrix & my son Joseph executor Joyntly... in case I depart this life before my sonn Joseph comes of age & my said wif see cause to marry... before he comes of age... the estate Shalbe divided betweene them... & my said son Joseph may then choose his guardian... my said son Joseph shall have the possession & improvemt of his part at the age of eighteene yeares & I doe desire my loveing freinds & apoynt them, Vizt. Ensigne Israell Porter and Seargt. John Leach to be overseers... to whome I give twenty shillings each of them... witnes Hilliard Veren, Thomas feilld..."3

Family

William Trask b. 19 Jul 1640, d. 30 Jun 1691
Children

Citations

  1. [S131] Putnam Genealogy, online http://sites.google.com/site/putnamgenealogy/
  2. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.
  3. [S76] Www.billputman.com, online www.billputman.com.
  4. [S427] Pam and Jeff Martin, June 2003.

Sarah Putnam1

F, b. 23 May 1648, d. between 1649 and 1700
FatherLt Thomas Putnam1 b. 7 Mar 1614, d. 5 May 1686
MotherAnn Holyoke1 b. c 1626, d. 1 Sep 1665
     Sarah Putnam was baptized on 23 May 1648 at 1st church, Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts; History of the Putnam Family says 23 July 1648 but if she was baptized would have to have been when she was born, since she died 2 days later.2 She was baptized on 23 May 1648 at Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts.1 She died circa 24 May 1648; not mentioned in her father's will.2 She was buried on 25 May 1648 at 1st Church, Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts.3 She died between 1649 and 1700 at Essex County, Massachusetts.1

Citations

  1. [S131] Putnam Genealogy, online http://sites.google.com/site/putnamgenealogy/
  2. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.
  3. [S76] Www.billputman.com, online www.billputman.com.