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Rev. Stephen Bachiler

Male Abt 1561 - Bef 1656  (~ 95 years)

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  • Name Rev. Stephen Bachiler  [1
    Born Abt 1561  [2
    Gender Male 
    Died Bef 31 Oct 1656  London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Buried 31 Oct 1656  Allhallows Staining, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I2658  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of TNH
    Last Modified 8 Jul 2018 

    Family (Unknown first wife of Stephen Bachiler),   d. Between 1610 and 1624 
    Married Bef 1590  [2
    +1. Deborah Bachiler,   b. Abt 1592, Wherwell, Hampshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 21 Sep 2015 
    Family ID F5015  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Emigrated 1632 on the William and Francis. First at Lynn, then Ipswich 1636 (supposedly), Yarmouth 1637/8, Newbury 1638, Hampton 1639, Portsmouth 1644. Returned permanently to England by late 1650 or early 1651.

      Early proponent of the separation of church and state; Wikipedia article here. Although he was 70 years old when he arrived in Boston in 1632, he immediately managed to outrage the theocrats of the Bay Colony by casting the only dissenting vote against the banishment of Roger Williams.

      "Along with Nathaniel Ward of Ipswich, Stephen Bachiler was one of the few Puritan ministers active in Elizabethan times to survive to come to New England. As such he was a man out of his times, for Puritanism in Elizabethan times was different from what it became in the following century, and this disjunction may in part account for Bachiler's stormy career in New England. But Nathaniel Ward did not have anything like as much trouble, and most of Bachiler's conflicts may be ascribed to his own unique character." [Robert Charles Anderson, The Great Migration Begins]

  • Sources 
    1. [S2132] Genealogical Gleanings in England, Vol. I, With the Addition of Genealogical Gleanings in England (New Series) A-Anyon (1907), by Henry F. Waters. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1969.

    2. [S101] The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England, 1620-1633, Volumes 1-3 and The Great Migration: Immigrants to New England,1634-1635, Volumes 1-7, by Robert Charles Anderson. Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1996-2011.