Name: Jonathan Batchelder
Given Name: Jonathan
Birth: 29 Mar 1678 in Beverly, Essex Co., MA
Christening: First Church, Beverly, Essex Co., MA
Death: Apr 1740 in Salem, Essex Co., MA
! (1) "Batchelder, Batcheller Genealogy," by Frederick Clifton Pierce (Chicago, Il, 1898; rpt. 1992) p.353,356,364-366. Cites: (a) Salem, MA Probate Record No. 2076.
Change Date: 30 May 2014 at 05:19:42
! Birth: (1) 29 Mar 1678, Salem, MA, s/o John BATCHELDER/Mary HERRICK.
Baptism: (1) First Church, Beverly.
Marriage to Ruth RAYMENT: (1) About 1719.
Death: (1) Apr 1740.
(1) 1684, 4 Dec: "John BATCHELDER and his wife being Deceased gave good hope of their being in the faith, and if they had lived longer, purposed to join in communion with this church, but being prevented by death, their children are subjects of baptism."
(1) c.1692: Henry HERRICK and Jonathan BATCHELOR vs. Sarah GOOD. The deposition of Henry HERRICK, aged about 21 years, that in last March was two yeare Sarah GOOD came to his father's house and desired to lodge there and his father forbid it and she went away grumbling and my father bid us follow her and see that she went away clear, lest she should lie in the barn; and by smoking of her pipe should fire the barn, and sd. deponent with Jonathan BATCHELOR seeing her make a stop near the barn, bid her be gone or her would set her further of, to which she replied that then it should cost his father Zachariah HERICK one or two of the cows which he had. And Jonathan BATCHELOR aged 14 year testified the same and further that about a week after two of his grandfathers Master Catle were removed from their places and other younger Catle put in room and since that several of their Catle have been set loose in a strange manner. [NOTE: No date given.]
(1a) 1696/7, 10 Mar: Relating to the division of the house and lands of John BATCHELDER of Beverly and Mary his wife also deceased: John, eldest son, to have one half. Jonathan and Josiah to have the other. Bond to pay daughters Mary and Elizabeth.
(1) 1697: Guardians were appointed for the minor children of John BATCHELDER: Elizabeth, Jonathan, Josiah and Mary.
(1) 1716, 21 Jan: Deed by Henry HERRICK states "My father Zachariah HERRICK, of Beverly, house carpenter, deceased, having in his life time given 10 acres of land lying in Birch Plain, so called,... unto his daughter Mary BATCHELDER, wife of John BATCHELDER, cooper, late of Salem, aforesaid, dec'd." No form of conveyance having been given, Henry HERRICK grants to Jonathan and Josiah BATCHELDER, two of the sons of my sister Mary BATCHELDER.
(1) A representative to the General Court.
(1) Lived in Salem, MA.
(1) Was often on the jury that tried the witchcraft cases.
(1) Soon after the witchcraft trials, he recanted his verdict and apologized.
(1) 1739/40, 22 Mar: Jonathan BATCHELDER of Salem, Essex Co., Province of Massachusetts Bay in New England, yeoman, wrote his will. Debts to be paid out of son Jonathan's portion. Gives to wife Ruth the use and improvement of the best room in my house, and the privilege of washing & baking and doing any other work in the Middle room and Convenient room in the cellar for her use and liberty of passing into the cellar; likewise the use and improvement of such room in my barn as she shall have occasion of, together with liberty of egress and regress thereto, and liberty of making her own cyder at the Cyder mill and the improvement of the Little Garden before the door as it is now fenced; also the use and improvement of the one third part of all my land excepting such land as I shall reserve herein for the payment of my land, and such as I shall herein give to my daughter Ruth, and likewise liberty of cutting her own firewood on any part of my wood land and of bringing it to her door, until such time as her third shall be set off to her. At her decease or second marriage all to return to my son Jonathan. If she marries again, Jonathan to pay to her upon her marriage 20 pounds. I give to wife Ruth all my household goods of every sort and one cow and two sheep, to be her own disposal forever. I give to my beloved daughter Lydia PORTER 60 pounds to be paid by my son Jonathan, 20 pounds within 2 years next after my wife's decease and the other 40 pounds within 4 years after my wife's decease. I give to my beloved daughter Ruth the use and improvement of the best chamber in my house, together with liberty of egress and regress, and likewise liberty of baking and roasting in the middle room, and such room in the cellar as occasion shall serve, during the whole time of her continuing a single woman, and likewise such privilege of barn room and making cyder at the mill. At her decease or marriage all the above mentioned particulars given to her shall return to my son Jonathan, he paying the value thereof to her upon condition of her marriage; also all my part of that land which I bought in partnership with my brother Josiah BATCHELDOR of Malachy CORNING, she paying the annual thereof to the town of Salem; also 1/2 acre of land upon condition that if she shall be cause to alienate it, then my son Jonathan to have the offer of buying it and upon conditions that he shall refuse it, then my son-in-law William PORTER to have the next offer of purchasing it, and upon condition that said Ruth shall neither leave at her decease nor sell said land to said William PORTER, then it shall return to my son Jonathan. Said half acre of land being butted and bounded easterly by my lane which leads over to the Lease Land that line being 5 poles and 3/4; northerly upon the high way, as the stone wall stands; westerly by my own land the breadth being poles and 3/10 leaving 20 feet in breadth between said land and the Little Garden and southerly by my own land. I give to said Ruth one cow, to be paid to her by my son Jonathan within 4 years next after his mother's decease. I give to my executor, namely Ruth my wife and to my son-in-law William PORTER, to enable them to pay my just debts, that piece of land and Marsh which I bought of Capt. John LEACH hereby fully impowering them to sell the same. I leave with my executor my beding, house and 4 sheep. I give to my beloved son Jonathan BATCHELDER all my estate both real and personal which is not herein already disposed of including my Lease Land, as well as other land, and my wearing clothes, excepting only my second Iron Chain which I give to my son-in-law William PORTER. Signed John (+ his mark) BATCHELDER. Wits. Josiah BATCHELDER, John LEECH, Joshua BATCHELDER.
(1) 1740, 19 May: Will proved at Ipswich, Essex Co., MA.
Father: John Batchelder b: 1650 in Beverley, Essex Co., MA c: 23 Jun 1650 in Salem, Essex Co., MA
Mother: Mary Herrick b: 1 Oct 1654 in Ma