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Gregory BELCHER

Male 1606 - 1674  (68 years)


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  • Name Gregory BELCHER 
    Born 30 Mar 1606  Wardend, Aston, Warwickshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 25 Nov 1674  Braintree, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 27 Nov 1674  Hancock Cemetery, Quincy, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Son of Thomas Belcher of Wardend parish of Aston County Warwickshire England. Came to America on John Winthrop’s fleet of ships to the Massachusetts Bay Colony. Came to Boston in 1634, was a freeman by 13 May 1650.

      From the Essex county court files:
      "on July 14 1664 he purchased of John Smith 9 acres of land in Milton, which he gave to his son Joseph Belcher for a marriage portion.
      On Jan 6 1657 he obtained a lease of the Salter Farm in Braintree from the estate of William Tyng of Boston and on Jan 15 1666 Gregory and others bought the Salter Farm for 1900 pounds Belchers interest being 1/8th.(Suffolk County Deeds vol 5. page 229)
      March 26 1670 Gregory Belcher and his son-in-law Alexander Marsh bought the Iron Works with 200 acres of land in Braintree and on May 18 1671 the same parties bought 40 acres in Braintree Plain of Henry Crane.(Suffolk County deeds vol 7 page 172).

      "John Heiford appears to have witnessed a deed from Gregory Belcher
      to Richard Harris of Braintree april 6, 1667(see suffolk deeds.lib,386 and 387)
      John Heiford was a witness to Gregory Belchers deed of land in Braintree Feb 21 1667
      in the diary of Samuel Sewall written while visiting London, as found in
      Vol. V Mass.Historical Collection. Sewall Papers under date of Aoril 3 1688.
      see"The Orhcard John Hayford has planted") also same col page 252
      "Anthony Fisher deposed in open court 29 Jul 1662, apprized by Gregory Belcher,
      William Robinson, Edmund Quinsey and Anthony Fisher"

      When Gregory Belcher died in 1674 his inventory showed: a total of 629 pounds 5 shillings and 0 pence. Was presented to his widow Jan 29 1674 (Suffolk County Probate).

      “GREGORY BELCHER, born about 1606, was in New England as early as 1637, and on Dec. 30, 1639, was granted a lot of 52 acres at Mount Wollaston (Braintree) for thirteen heads, paying three shillings per acre for the same... Here he settled, was admitted freeman on May 13, 1640, and was made selectman in 1646. He deposed in June, 1665, aged about 60 years... By occupation he was a farmer. On July 14, 1664, he purchased of John Smith 9 acres of land in Milton, which he gave to his sson Joseph Belcher for a marriage portion... On Jan. 6, 1657-8, he obtained a lease of the Salter farm in Braintree, from the estate of William Tyng of Boston; and on Jan. 15, 1666-7, Gregory Belcher and others bought the Salter farm for £19000, Belcher’s interest being one-eighth. On Mar. 26, 1670, Gregory Belcher and his son-in-law Alexander Marsh purchased the iron works, with 200 acres of land, in Braintree; and on May 18, 1671, the same parties bought 40 acres in Braintree plain of Henry Crane.
      He died Nov. 25, 1674. The inventory of his estate, showing a total of £629-5-0, was presented by his widow, Jan. 29, 1674-5. His wife Catherine survived him, and died in the spring of 1680.”«s82» [1]
    Person ID I7698  Lowell&Block
    Last Modified 29 Apr 2020 

    Father Thomas BELCHER,   b. Abt 1578, Wardend, Aston, Warwickshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Mar 1620, Wardend, Aston, Warwickshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 42 years) 
    Family ID F3024  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Catherine,   b. Abt 1610, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Apr 1680, Braintree, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 70 years) 
    Children 
     1. Josiah BELCHER,   b. 1631,   d. 3 Apr 1683, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years)
     2. John BELCHER,   b. 1633,   d. 1694, Braintree, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years)
     3. Samuel BELCHER,   b. 24 Aug 1637, Braintree, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jun 1679, Braintree, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 41 years)
     4. Mary BELCHER,   b. 8 Jul 1639, Braintree, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Joseph BELCHER,   b. 25 Dec 1641, Milton, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1687, Milton, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 45 years)
     6. Gregory BELCHER
    +7. Moses BELCHER,   b. Abt 1635, Braintree, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Jul 1691, Braintree, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 56 years)
     8. Elizabeth BELCHER
    Last Modified 29 Apr 2020 
    Family ID F2733  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 30 Mar 1606 - Wardend, Aston, Warwickshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 25 Nov 1674 - Braintree, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 27 Nov 1674 - Hancock Cemetery, Quincy, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S82] The Belcher Families in New England., Bartlett, Joseph Gardner.