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  • ID: I0666
  • Name: Joseph Carpenter
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: ABT 6 APR 1634 in Shalbourne, Wiltshire/Berkshire, England
  • Death: 23 MAY 1695 in Rehoboth,Bristol, Mass
  • Burial: Barrington, Providence County, Rhode Island
  • Immigration: 1638 In 1638 Joseph sailed via the BEVIS from England to Weymouth, MA with his parents, grandfather, siblings and a family servant. The grandfather returned to England on the BEVIS about two years later.
  • Note:
    In 1645 Joseph and his parental family moved from Weymouth to Rehoboth, MA., where Joseph reached his age of majority. Joseph married Margaret SUTTON (Sabin per Savage) on 25 May 1655; who also lists about ten chren they issued of this marriage. Savage history notation: "He was one of the founders of the earliest Baptist churches in Massachusetts..." He was buried two days after the birth of his youngest child. His widow died in 1700, aged 65 years. Per Diet/Savage: He (Joseph) was one of the founders of the earliest Baptist church in Massachusetts and was buried two days after birth of last child (Margaret

    Joseph was born in England probably about 1633, married Margaret Sutton, daughter of John Sutton, May 25, 1655. He was buried May 6, 1675, two days after the birth of the youngest child. There is no doubt but that he is the Joseph who was Plaintiff in Court at Hartford, Conn., in June 1648. Joseph was buried near the 100-acre cove in Barrington. Margaret (Sutton) Carpenter was buried in the East Providence burial ground. The stone is marked "MC DY 1700 A G 65" The letters on this stone are very plain.
    Joseph was one of the founders of the first Baptist church in Massachusetts in 1663. Rev. Mr. Miles formed the fourth Baptist church in America, at Swansea , consisting of seven members. Joseph was one of the seven members who contributed to the building of the house in, consequence of which he was fined five pounds, prohibited from worship for the space of one month. The variance that appeared in their religious belief did not disturb his business relations with the family or settlers of Rehoboth, as he was one of the company of the North purchase and drew one share. He moved from Rehoboth to Swansea in 1661 or1662, soon after his father died.
    The Plymouth Colony Records say that on "May 25, 1657, Joseph Carpenter has eight acres of land granted him, adjoining the lot he now liveth on, which was given to John Titus."
    His will was dated the 3d of May, 1675; he gives land to his three sons, namely, Joseph, Benjamin and John. He also gave unto them his rights in common of Rehoboth, likewise his rights in common in Swansea. His will also reads -"than now my wife is with child, shall have his part in the rights of lands before described." He gives his three sons his tools, excepting an ax and a hoe; these he wills to his wife. He gave his wearing apparel to Joseph and Benjamin. To his five daughters he gave ten shillings apiece, to be paid them by his wife. He gives his wife his housing, house, lot, and all his lands and goods, but if she married again, she was to give up one half , and the rest she was to enjoy while she lived, and was to be at her disposal to "some or one of my children" as was most dutiful to her. He gives her all the rest of his real estate, and she was to pay his daughter's legacies and debts. He appointed his wife the executrix; and he desired his loving brothers William and Samuel to be his overseers.
    2 SOUR S200
    3 TEXT pg 45
    One of the founders of the Baptist Church in Massachusetts in 1663 (Swansea, Bristol, MA).Also had five daughters of unknown name Note: Torrey also gives 25 May 1655 as possible marriage date.
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    was son of William and Abigail CARPENTER. His siblings were John, William, Hannah, twins Abiah & Abigail, and Samuel. In 1638 Joseph sailed via the BEVIS from England to Weymouth, MA with his parents, grandfather, siblings and a family
    servant.The grandfather returned to England on the BEVIS about two years later. In 1645 Joseph and his parental family moved from Weymouth to Rehoboth, MA., where Joseph reached his age of majority. Joseph married Margaret SUTTON (Sabin per
    Savage) on 25 May 1655; who also lists about ten chren they issued of this marriage. Savage history notation: 'He was one of the founders of the earliest Baptist churches in Massachusetts...' He was buried two days after the birth of his youngest child. His
    widow died in 1700, aged 65 years. Per Diet/Savage: He (Joseph) was one of the founders of the earliest Baptist church in Massachusetts and was buried two days after birth of last child (Margaret). ALSO: 'Joseph (Carpenter) Swanzey, one of the
    founders of the first Baptist church in Mass. Source: Gen, Reg.of 1st Settlers of New England by Farmer, John, pub 1979-Balt.

    REFERENCES: CARPENTER & ALLIED FAMILIES by Annie 1. Carpenter,1936. American Historical Society, p. 15. THE DICTIONARY OF NEW ENGLAND, Vol. I by Savage, p.336 GENEALOGICAL REGISTER OF 1st SETTLERS OF NEW ENGLAND, by Farmer, John,pub.1979-Baltimore. NEW ENGLAND MARRIAGES PRIOR TO 1700. P. 135 \

    New England Marriages Prior to 1700 Author: Clarence Almon Torrey
    Publication: Baltimore, Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1985
    The Plymouth Colony Records say that on "May 25, 1657, Joseph Carpenter has eight acres of land granted him, adjoining the lot he now liveth on, which was given to John Titus". Will dated 3 May, 1676, gives land to his 3 sons, Joseph, Benjamin,
    John.. The elder Joseph Carpenter was not born at Amesbury (the ancestral home of the Providence Carpenters, not those of Rehoboth) in 1628 but was baptized at Shalbourne, Wiltshire, on 6 April 1634 (Shalbourne Parish Records [Bishop's Transcripts],Bundle 1, Wiltshire Record Office, Trowbridge [FHL film 1279426, item 11]); and he didn't die at Rehoboth on 23 May 1695 but was buried at Swansea on 6 May 1675 (Swansea VR, A:147). Wife Margaret died not at Rehoboth in 1677/1678 but at Swansea between 21 March 1675/6 and 4 October 1676 (Plymouth Colony Wills, 3:2:33, 36, 37).




    Father: William "Immigrant" Carpenter b: 23 MAY 1605 in maybe Wiltshire, England
    Mother: Abigail (not Searles) Briant b: ABT 1605 in Shalbourne, Wiltshire, England

    Marriage 1 Margaret Sutton b: 1634 in Rehoboth,Bristol, Mass
    • Married: 25 MAY 1655 in Rehoboth, Mass
    Children
    1. Has Children Benjamin Carpenter b: 15 JAN 1657/58 in Swansea, Bristol, Mass
    2. Has No Children Joseph Carpenter b: 15 AUG 1656 in Rehoboth, Bristol, MA
    3. Has No Children Abigail Carpenter b: 15 MAR 1658/59 in Rehoboth, Bristol, MA
    4. Has No Children Esther Carpenter b: 10 MAR 1660/61 in Rehoboth, Bristol, MA
    5. Has No Children Martha Carpenter
    6. Has No Children John Carpenter b: 21 JAN 1670/71 in Swansea, Bristol, MA
    7. Has No Children Hannah Carpenter b: 21 JAN 1670/71 in Swansea, Bristol, MA
    8. Has No Children Margaret Carpenter b: 4 MAY 1675 in Swansea, Bristol, MA
    9. Has No Children Solomon Carpenter
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