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Dea. Henry Baldwin

Male - 1698


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  • Name Henry Baldwin 
    Prefix Dea. 
    Gender Male 
    Died 14 February 1697/8  Woburn, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Notes 
    • Henry “came from Devonshire, England; probably at first lived in Charlestown a few years; subscribed the ‘Town Orders,’ relative to the settlement of Woburn, December, 1640; settled in Woburn, accordingly, 1641; freeman of the colony, 1652; became a distinguished citizen of the town.  His place of residence was at ‘New Bridge,’ or North Woburn, where some of his descendants in each generation have had their abode, and been large proprietors of land.  He was a selectman of Woburn, 1681, and a deacon of the church from 1686 till his death.”

      “Henry Baldwin, the immigrant ancestor, probably from Devonshire, in England, was one of the first settlers of the new town of Woburn, and of that part of it which is now known as North Woburn. Here in 1661, he built the ‘palatial house which is still on of the most imposing in the town, and which, though with some changes and occasional improvement,’ has been owned and occupied by his descendants for six generations. The house is the oldest dwelling in Woburn. The estate connected with it and its owner, Colonel Loammi Baldwin, contained in 1801 the large number of 212 acres, valued at $9,000 by the town assessors at that time. A late owner, George R. Baldwin, son of Colonel Baldwin, is succeeded by his daughter, Mrs. Griffith. In 1820, the house was in looks much the same as now. The north chimney, put up by George R. Baldwin, was reputed to be the first ‘single flue’ chimney made in the country. He designed the chimney caps and built a small addition to the rear of the house. On the south, between the house and the canal, was formerly a beautiful garden, with walks and trees, superior to anything of the kind then in this section. All traces of its appointments having long since disappeared, ‘neither fountain, nor arbor, nor walk, nor boat, is there now to hint at the story of the past.’ In 1832, George R. Baldwin occupied the mansion house. Attached to the estate in 1820 was a farm house which, doubled in size, still exists as an attachment to the larger place. Henry Baldwin was a sergeant of the Woburn militia from 1672-85, and deacon of the First Church, Woburn, from 1686 until his death.
      “Henry Baldwin the father, in will allowed April 4, 1698, names his wife, Phebe; sons Henry, Daniel, Timothy, and Benjamin; his son Israel Walker, husband of his daughter, Susanna, and his grandson Israel Walker; his son Samuel Richardson, husband of his daughter Phebe, and his grandson, Zachariah Richardson, son of Phebe; also his two daughters then single, Abigail and Ruth Baldwin.”

      (It’s been said that Henry was the son of Richard and Phillipa (Corbman) Baldwin. Is that correct?) [1, 2]
    Person ID I25743  Schirado
    Last Modified 10 January 2006 

    Family/Spouse Phebe Richardson,   b. about 1632,   d. 13 September 1716, Woburn, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 84 years) 
    Married 1 November 1649  Woburn, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Children 
     1. Susanna Baldwin,   b. 30 August 1650, Woburn, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 September 1651, Woburn, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)
    +2. Susanna Baldwin,   b. 25 July 1652, Woburn, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 March 1694, Woburn, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 41 years)
    +3. Phebe Baldwin,   b. 7 September 1654, Woburn, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 October 1679, Woburn, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 25 years)
     4. John Baldwin,   b. 28 October 1656, Woburn, MA Find all individuals with events at this location
    +5. Daniel Baldwin,   b. 15 March 1659, Woburn, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 January 1718/9, Woburn, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years)
    +6. Timothy Baldwin,   b. 27 May 1661, Woburn, MA Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Mary Baldwin,   b. 19 July 1663, Woburn, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 January 1663/4, Woburn, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
    +8. Henry Baldwin,   b. 15 November 1664, Woburn, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 July 1739, Woburn, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
     9. Abigail Baldwin,   b. 20 August 1667, Woburn, MA Find all individuals with events at this location
     10. Ruth Baldwin,   b. 31 July 1670, Woburn, MA Find all individuals with events at this location
     11. Benjamin Baldwin,   b. 20 January 1673, Woburn, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 April 1736  (Age 63 years)
    Family ID F18686  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S136] John Adams Vinton, (Portland, ME: Brown Thurston & Co, 1876).

    2. [S108] William Richard Cutter, (Lewis Hist. Publ., New York, 1908).

    3. [S135] (Woburn MA: Andrews Cutler & Co, 1890).


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