Descendants of Henry Balcombe


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1. Henry Balcombe was born about 1640 in England (Not Confirmed) and died on 29 Apr 1683 in Charlestown, MA1 aged about 43.

General Notes: Henry Balcombe, blacksmith, married, Sarah Smith; and later in 1666 married Elizabeth Haynes. He was "admitted an inhabitant of Charlestown on Sept 1 1665 at which time he was a Constable at Charlestown. His signature may be found on a return of jurors dated August 17, 1665 in the files of the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts (File # 1396).

He bought land of Walter Allen ,June 20, 1669, at Charlestown, bounded , "NE Street to ferry; SE W. Allen; SW Thomas Lynde's Great Field; NW James Casey." This tract of land was approximately one-half acre in area. The intersection of the streets at the north-eastern boundary form what is known as City Square. One part of this tract was sold by his heirs in 1709, and another part in 1723.

The inventory of his estate which is on file at Middlesex Registry of Probate at Cambridge records an estate valued at 354:19:0.

The Haynes family settled on a grant of land called "Quinisigmonnd" after arrival on the "Confidence" April 9, 1638. Deacon John Haynes granted one hundred of land included in the tract to Henry Balcombe, September 5, 1672.

After the death of her husband, Elizabeth returned to Sudbury with her children. In 1694 and at other times she purchased more land which when added to the original 100 acre tract totaled narly one square mile.
DEATH: Charlestown Vital Records.
MARRIAGE: Charlestown Vital Records. Married by Lt. Edm. Goodonow.
SOURCE: NEHGR Vol.47 pp. 71-75.

Noted events in his life were:

1. Residence: 1665, Charlestown, MA. 1

Henry married Elizabeth Haynes, daughter of Deacon John Haynes 1 and Dorothy Noyes,2 on 12 Aug 1666 in Charlestown, MA.1 Elizabeth was born on 19 Jul 1644 in Sudbury, Middlesex Co., MA and died on 20 Nov 1715 in Sudbury, Middlesex Co., MA aged 71.

General Notes: !SOURCE: NEHGR Vol.47 pp. 71-75.
SOURCE: Richard Cutter's New England Families vol IV p 1965

Noted events in her life were:

1. Residence: After 1683, Sudbury, Middlesex Co., MA. 1

Children from this marriage were:

   2 F    i. Hannah Balcombe 2 was born on 16 Mar 1668 in Charlestown, MA and died on 21 Apr 1668 in Charlestown, MA.

   3 M    ii. John Balcombe 2 was born on 15 Oct 1669 in Charlestown, MA and died on 28 Aug 1743 in Sudbury, Middlesex Co., MA aged 73.

General Notes: Died unmarried. His gravestone bears the designation, "Lieut". He was active in town affairs and served as schoolmaster at various times.

+ 4 F    iii. Elizabeth Balcombe 2 was born on 16 Aug 1672 in Charlestown, MA and died in 1752 in New London, CT aged 80.

+ 5 M    iv. Joseph Balcom 2 was born on 17 Oct 1674 in Charlestown, MA, died on 17 Sep 1745 in Sudbury, Middlesex Co., MA aged 70, and was buried in Revolutionary Cemetary, Sudbury, MA.

Henry next married Sarah Smith about 1665.

The child from this marriage was:

   6 F    i. Sarah Balcombe was born on 8 Dec 1665 in Charlestown, MA and died on 8 Dec 1665 in Charlestown, MA.

Birth Notes: Probably died at birth.



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