Byfield Parish Baptisms, 1709-1719

By Joseph N. Dummer

Byfield parish includes a part of the territory of Newbury, Rowley and Georgetown. The first pastor of the church in the parish was Rev. Moses Hale, who died January 16, 1743-4. The following are all the records of baptisms in the parish from the founding of the church to the time of Mr. Hale's decease, numbering seven hundred and thirty-six persons.

1709

Hannah, daughter of Andrew Stickney, July 24, 1709.
Jeremiah, son of Jonathan Herreman, September 4, 1709.
Elizabeth, daughter of Sam Dickinson, September 25.
Mary, daughter of John Homes, September 25.
Jeremy, son of Joshua Boynton, jr., October 16, 1709.
Simon, son of Daniel Pearson, November 13.
My daughter Mehitabel Hale, December 18.

1709-10

Sarah, daughter of Philip Goodridge, January 22.
Lydia, daughter of Lionel Chute, January 29.
Jchabod, son of Eldad Cheney, March 12.

1710

Thomas, son of Benjamin Stickney, April 9, 1710.
Sarah and Mary Poor, young women, daughters of Joseph Poor, April 23, 1710.
Faith, daughter of Maximilian Jewett, April 30.
Jane, daughter of Benjamin Plummer, June 4.
Mary, daughter of James Wheeler, August 13.
Margarett, daughter of Nathan Wheeler, October 29, 1710.
Elizabeth, daughter of Francis Nelson, November 5, 1710.
Mary, daughter of Jno. Noyes, November 26, 17 10.
Abigail, daughter of Samll Felt, December 24, 1710.
David, son of Jonath'n Spafford, December 24, 1710.

1710-1

Hannah, daughter of John Homes, January 21.
Samuell, son of Isaac Adams, February 18.
Mehitabel, daughter of John Haseltyne, February 25, 1710-1.
Sarah, daughter of Samuel Goodridge, March 4, 1711.

1711

Mary and Jemima Boynton, daughters of Joshua Boynton, jr., April 1, 1711.
Thomas, son of Jno. Dresser, May 6.
Rebecca, daughter of Stephen Thurston, June 17, 1711.
Jane, daughter of Sam'l Hale, August 5, 1711.
Sarah, daughter of Edmund Goodridge, August 12, 1711.
Ebenezer, son of Ephraim Colman, August 12, 1711.
David son of Ebenezer Ayrs, August 12, 1711.
Samuel, son of Jonathan Bradstreet, August 12, 1711.
Sarah, daughter of Henry Sewall, August 26.
Mary, daughter of Benjamin Stickney, September 9, 1711.
Benjamin, son of Jonathan Wheeler, jr., September 30, 1711.
James, son of John Lull, November 4, 1711.
Ephraim, son of Danll. Pearson, November 25.
Jeremy, son of Ebenezer Boynton, December 30, 1711.

1711-2

My daughter Dorothy Hale, January 27, 1711-2.
Stephen, son of Joseph Gerrish, January 27, 1711-2.
Lucy, daughter of Saml. Dickenson, January 27, 1711-2.
Ann, daughter of Andrew Stickney, February 17.
Dorothy, daughter of Philip Goodridge, March 9. 1712.
Ann, daughter of Benjamin Woodman, March 9. 1712.

1712

Ann, daughter of Ebenezer Stewart, April 6, 1712.
Jane, daughter of Thomas Colman, April 6, 1712.
Margarett, daughter of Jonathan Boynton, April 6, 1712.
Stephen, son of Abraham Adams, April 20, 1712.
Mehitabel, daughter of Thomas Plumer, April 27.
Lydia, daughter of Judah Colman, April 27.
Jonathan, son of Ephrahim Brown, May 4, 1712.
Amos, son of Daniel Jewett, May 4, 1712.
Hannah, daughter of Eldad Cheney, May 25.
Samuel, son of James Wheeler, August 24.
Nathaniel, son of Richd Boynton, August 24.
Abigail, Alice, Benjamin and Dorothy, children of Benjamin Rawlins, October 26.
Hephzibah, daughter of Maximilian Jewett, November 2, 1712.
Nathaniel, son of Jonathan Spafford, November 23, 1712.
David, son of Joshua Boynton, jr., December 21, 1712.

1712-3

Abigail, daughter of Edmund Goodridge, January 11.
Sarah, daughter of John Homes, January 11.
Sarah, daughter of Benjamin Stickney, January 25, 1712-3.
Hannah, daughter of Samuel Goodridge, February 1.
Jonathan, son of Elias Whitten, February 1.
Jacob, son of John Dresser, February 8.
Robert, son of Stephen Thurston, March 8. 1713.

1713

Judith, daughter of John Noyes, April 12.
Jonathan, son of Francis Nelson, April 19, 1713
Sarah, daughter of Abraham Adams, October 11, 1713.
Sarah, daughter of Benjamin Woodman, October 11, 1713.
Jedidiah, son of Judah Colman, October 11, 1713.
Sam'll, son of Samuell Ayers, November 29.
My daughter Mary Hale, December 6, 1713.
Elizabeth, daughter of Richard Dummer, December 20, 1713.

1713-4

Mehitabel, daughter of Thomas Plumer, February 28.
Sarah, daughter of Jonathan Boynton, February 28.
Ellanor, wife of Benjamin Wood, March 21.

1714

Martha, daughter of Richard Layton, April 11
Mary, daughter of Andrew Stickney, April 18, 1714.
Joseph, son of Benjamin Wood, April 18, 1714.
Abner, Sarah and Mary, children of Jno. Spafford, May 9, 1714.
Elizabeth Rawlins, young woman, May 9, 1714.
Elizabeth, wife of Ebenezer Stewartt, May 23.
Abigail, daughter of Daniel Jewett, May 23.
Mary, daughter of Jonathan Broadstreet, June 6, 1714.
Sarah, daughter of Lionel Chute, June 27.
Philip, son of Philip Goodridge, July 11.
Josiah, son of Benjamin Rawlins, July 11.
Priscilla, daughter of Danll Tenney, August 8.
Martha, daughter of Benjamin Stickney, August 15, 1714.
Daniell, son of Stephen Thurston, September 5
Mary, daughter of Joseph Gerrish, September 12, 1714.
Moses, son of David Woodman, September 12, 1714.
Benjamin, son of John Homes, September 12, 1714.
David, son of Samuell Hale, October 3.
Sarah, daughter of Ephraim Brown, November 7.
Meribah, wife of John Lull, November 14.

1714-5

John, son of Jonathan Spafford, January 2.
Samuell, son of Jno. Brocklebank, January 9.
Moses, son of Pror Joseph Hale, January 23.
John, son of Samll Kenney, January 30.
Hephsibah, daughter of Benjamin Plumer, jr., March 6, 1714-5.
Moses, son of John Noyes, March 13, 1714-5.
Sarah, daughter of Thomas Colman, March 13, 1714-5.
Ann, daughter of Samll Goodridge, March 13, 1714-5.
A child of Judah Colman, March 20.

1715

Ann, daughter of Jonathn Wheeler, May 8.
Elizabeth, daughter of Jonathan Boynton, May 22, 1715.
Joseph, son of Benjamin Woodman, Junes, 1715.
William, son of Stephen Longfellow, June 12, 1715.
Rachel, daughter of Elias Whitten, June 19.
Ann, daughter of Maximilian Jewett, July 17.
Abraham, son of Abraham Adams, August 28, 1715.
James, son of Andrew Stickney, October 9.
Jonathan, son of Richard Layton, October 23
Moses, son of Edmund Cheney, November 27.
Dorothy, daughter of William Boynton, December 18, 1715.

1715-6

Joseph Brown, adult person, January 8, 1715-6.
My daughter Martha Hale, January 8, 1715-6.
John, son of Richard Boynton, January 8, 1715-6.
Susanna, daughter of Samuell Ayers, February 5, 1715-6.
Mehitabel, daughter of Joseph Brown, February 5, 1715-6.
Joseph, son of Jonathn Mores, February 5, 1715-6.
Joshua, son of James Wheeler, February 12.

1716

Richard, son of Daniell Tenney, April 1.
Judith, daughter of Matthew Adams, April 15.
Jonathan, son of Leonard Herreman, April 8, 1716.
Israel, son of Isaac Adams, April 26.
Ann, daughter of Stephen Longfellow, April 29.
Judith and John, children of Jno. Robinson, May 6, 1716.
Sarah, daughter of Jonathan Davis, May 6, 1716.
Mary, daughter of Stephen Thurston, June 10.
Ann, daughter of Edmund Goodridge, June 17.
Elizabeth, daughter of Daniel Jewett, June 24.
Mary, daughter of Abraham Thurlo, August 5.
James, son of Robert Cole, August 19.
Dorothy, daughter of David Woodman, September 2, 1716.
Rebecca, daughter of Jno. Drew, October 21.
Mary, daughter of James Chute, jr., November 11
Kezia, daughter of Benjamin Foster, November 18.
David, son of Philip Goodridge, November 25.
Hannah, daughter of Jonathan Spafford, December 23, 1716.
Stephen, son of Jonathan Wheeler, December 30, 1716.

1716-7

A child of Ephraim Brown, January 13, 1716-7.
Phebe, daughter of Thomas Tenney, January 13, 1716-7.
Joshua, son of Joshua Boynton, jr., January 20, 1716-7.
Abigail, daughter of Sam" Goodridge, March 17, 1716-7.

1717

Jonathan, son of Jonathan Boynton, April 1.
Stephen, son of Thomas Plumer, April 1.
John, son of Samuel Brown, April 8, 1717.
Mary, daughter of Thomas Colman, April 24.
Abigail, daughter of Richard Layton, April 28.
Ruth, daughter of Andrew Stickney, May 12.
Samuel, son of Abraham Adams, June 9.
Thomas, son of Josiah Smith, June 9.
Elizabeth, daughter of John Adams, June 23.
Lucy, daughter of Samuel Dickinson, July 2 1.
Ann, daughter of Pro'". Joseph Hale, August 11.
Thomas and Moses, sons of Daniel Ritter, September 5, 1717.
Ann, daughter of Thomas Look, August, 1717.
Mary, daughter of Thomas Lull, September 15.
Hannah, daughter of William Boynton, September 29, 1717.
Jane, daughter of Joseph Gerrish, October 13.
Judith Getchel, young woman, Oct 20.
Benjamin, son of Benjamin Plumer, November 10, 1717.
Simon, son of John Noyes, November 17.

1717-8

My son Moses Hale, January 15, 1717-8.
Mary, daughter of Elias Whitten, January 26.
Jedidiah, son of Jedidiah Pearson, January 26.
Bethya, daughter of Dan" Tenney, jr., March 30.

1718

Amos, son of Benjamin Stickney, Apr, 6.
Jonathan, son of Jonathan Mores, Apr, 6.
Martha, daughter of Sam" Hale, April 13.
Sarah, daughter of James Wheeler, April 20.
Edward, son of Stephen Longfellow, April 27, 1718.
Mary, daughter of Samuell Brown, May 18.
Samuell, son of Lionell Chute, May 25.
Charles, son of Ebenezer Stewartt, June 1.
Jeremy, son of Benjamin Poor, June 8.
Nathan", son of Stephen Thurston, July 13, 1718.
Eliphalett, son of Joseph Danford, August 24, 1718.
Abigail, daughter of Nicholas Cheney, October 19.
Abel, son of Jonathan Spafford, November 16.
Dorcas, daughter of John Spafford, December 7.

1718-9

Elizabeth, daughter of Daniel Ritter, _____ 22.
Ann, daughter of Jacob Abbott, March 1.
Richard, son of Edmund Goodridge, March 22, 1718-9.

1719

Phebe, daughter of Thomas Colman, March .
Benjamin and Ellanour, children of Jonathn Boynton, April 12, 1719.
Samll, son of Samuell Goodridge, April 26, 1719.
Mary, daughter of Joshua Boynton, April 26, 1719.
Eunice, daughter of Matthew Adams, April 26, 1719.
Joseph and Benjamin, sons of Abraham Adams, May 10, 1719.
Edmund, son of Edmund Cheney, May 17, 1719.
Mehitabel, daughter of Daniell Jewett, June 21, 1719.
Mehitabel, daughter of John Adams, June 21, 1719.
Samuell, son of Josiah Smith, June 21, 1719.
Maximilian, son of John Tenney of Bradford, July 26, 1719.
Joseph, son of Phihip Goodridge, September 16.
Mary and John, children of Edward Carpenter, September 26, 1719.
Sarah, daughter of Daniel Tenney, jr., September 27.
Stephen, son of Jabez Ayers, September 27.
Daniel, son of Jedidiah Pearson, October 11.

1709 ~ 1719 | 1719-20 ~ 1729 | 1729-30 ~ 1743

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Source: The Essex Antiquarian, Volume V, No. 6, May 1901


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