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John Badcock

Male Abt 1644 - Bef 1685  (~ 41 years)


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  • Name John Badcock  [1
    Born Abt 1644  Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
    Gender Male 
    Alternate death 1685  Westerly, Washington, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 6, 9
    Died Bef 6 Jan 1685  Westerly, Washington, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Alternate death Bef 26 Jun 1685  Westerly, Washington, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Person ID I212  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of TNH
    Last Modified 11 Aug 2021 

    Father James Badcock,   b. Abt 1612,   d. 12 Jun 1679, Westerly, Washington, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 67 years) 
    Mother Sarah,   d. Aft 1664 
    Married Abt 1640  England Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Family ID F2001  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary Lawton,   d. 8 Nov 1711, Westerly, Washington, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 1670  Westerly, Washington, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location  [12, 13
    Children 
    +1. Susanna Babcock,   d. Aft 1740
     2. Job Babcock,   b. Abt 1671, Westerly, Washington, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 22 Aug 1754 and 10 Feb 1756, South Kingstown, Washington, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 83 years)
    Last Modified 4 Apr 2020 
    Family ID F1386  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Also called John Babcock.

      "John Babcock and his family were the only settlers to stay in Westerly during [King Philip's War], seeking protection from Connecticut. He joined the Stonington militia, and, according to tradition, was engaged in the 'Great Swamp Fight' on 19 Dec. 1675, the very day his son Elihu was born. While Westerly was controlled by Connecticut he was a freeman of that colony, but upon the conclusion of the war the town passed back under the jurisdiction of Rhode Island, even though Connecticut did not give up her claim to the area until 1728. On 12 June 1678 he was elected by the General Assembly of Rhode Island as Conservator of the Peace for Westerly. He served as Deputy from Westerly to the General Assembly in 1682 and 1684." [Ancestral Lines, Fourth Edition, citation details below.]

      "He died intestate in 1685, and the town council made his will on June 26, 1685. The council found that James, the eldest son, had made a 'settled agreement' with his mother, by which she was to have half the real estate, which otherwise would have come to him by the law of primogeniture. This agreement was accepted by the council. The movable estate, which amounted to £790 3s, in current silver of New England, and was the largest estate recorded in the town for many years, included a 'neggar boy, 2 Injin men & Indian garls,' the Indians being captives sold into slavery." [Babcock and Allied Families, citation details below. Because New England is a shining city on a hill.]

  • Sources 
    1. [S1657] The Hazard Family of Rhode Island 1635-1894 by Caroline E. Robinson. Boston, 1896.

    2. [S253] Ancestry of Robert Harry McIntire and of Helen Annette McIntire, His Wife by Robert Harry McIntire. Norfolk, Virginia, 1950., year only.

    3. [S488] The Babcock Genealogy by Stephen Babcock. New York: Eaton & Mains, 1903.

    4. [S679] The Genealogical Dictionary of Rhode Island by John Osborne Austin. Albany, New York; 1887., year only.

    5. [S756] Early New England Families Study Project: Accounts of New England Families from 1641 to 1700 by Alicia Crane Williams. Online database, New England Historic Genealogical Society., says "probably born at Portsmouth".

    6. [S993] Genealogical Record of Nathaniel Babcock, Simeon Main, Isaac Miner, Ezekiel Main by Cyrus H. Brown. Boston: The Everett Press, 1909.

    7. [S3763] Babcock and Allied Families by Louis Effingham De Forest. New Haven, Connecticut: De Forest Publishing Co., 1928.

    8. [S5881] Ancestral Lines, Fourth Edition: 232 Families in England, Wales, the Netherlands, Germany, New England, New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania by Carl Boyer III. Santa Clarita, California, 2015.

    9. [S5881] Ancestral Lines, Fourth Edition: 232 Families in England, Wales, the Netherlands, Germany, New England, New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania by Carl Boyer III. Santa Clarita, California, 2015., "probably in May".

    10. [S756] Early New England Families Study Project: Accounts of New England Families from 1641 to 1700 by Alicia Crane Williams. Online database, New England Historic Genealogical Society.

    11. [S756] Early New England Families Study Project: Accounts of New England Families from 1641 to 1700 by Alicia Crane Williams. Online database, New England Historic Genealogical Society., says "Probably in England".

    12. [S756] Early New England Families Study Project: Accounts of New England Families from 1641 to 1700 by Alicia Crane Williams. Online database, New England Historic Genealogical Society., year only.

    13. [S2203] New England Marriages Prior to 1700 by Clarence A. Torrey. Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2015., says "abt 1662".