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Sylvester Baldwin

Male about 1595 - 1638  (~ 43 years)


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  • Name Sylvester Baldwin 
    Born about 1595  Aston Clinton, Buckinghamshire Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 21 June 1638  transit abord ship Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Notes 
    • From the Baldwin Genealogy:
      “He was the emigrant to New England, who died on board ship Martin, June or July, 1638. He is first mentioned in the will of his uncle Richard in 1632/3, as executor and residuary legatee—a high compliment to his nephew from a man of property and apparent sence of Richard, especially as the next heir of Richard was a prosperous lawyer. He married Sarah ———, whose surname Hon. John D. Baldwin, of Worcester, informed me [author Charles Candee Baldwin] long since, on the authority of Hon. Ralph D. Smith, of Guilford, Conn., was Bryant. Mr. Smith, a very high authority in early relationships in Connecitcut, could not some yars after, on my visiting him in Guilford, give me his authority. The fact, however, will appear very probable, as the English relationship and acquaintance of the Bryants was then unknown, having been afterwards discoverd by myself.”
      “At a Court of Assistants, held at Boston, the 4th of the 7th month, 1638, (4 Sept., 1638)
      “‘The will of Silvester Bauldwin was p’sented unto the Court, and his wife Sarah and sonne Rich’d were allowed executors according to the will.’ (Mass. Records, Vol. 1, p. 23, marg. 226) Mr. Savage gives the followin account of this will:
      “‘On the main ocean, bound for N.E., his noncupative will was made 21 June, and proved 13 July, of that year, before Dept. Gov. Dudley, by oaths of Chad Brown, Francis Bolt, James Weeded and John Baldwin. The estate was good and provision liberal for the six children, as well as the widow, to whom, with son Richard, our general court, 4 Sept. follwing, committeed the administration.’
      “I sought for this will ro its record as long ago as 1869, but could not find it, nor could Mr. Savage for me, although he kindly left his residence with me and sought in the Probatge and Secretary of State’s office. I believe it to be in the latter office, or at least to have been therre. The widow went with the emigrants to New Haven, and was the widow Baldwin enrolled amongthe first planters there, five in her family, and £300 in the list, and lots were afterward drawn in her right. She married, 1640, John Astwood, of Milford, Connecticut, when her perperty was valued at £800, besides several parsels of land. John Astwood came in the spring of 1635, aged 26, a husgbandman, from Stanstead Abbey, Hertfordshire. He arrived in the Hopewell, Capt. William Bundoch. He settled at Roxbury, Mass., with his brother James. He was freeman there 3 mar, 1636; removed to Milford, 1739.”

      From the Hickok Genealogy:
      “Sylvester Baldwin, born about 1600 at Aston-Clinton; lived at Saint Leonards near Dundridge, where he owned the chapel Farm; Executor of will of Uncle Richard Baldwin, who dsp 1636, leaving the manor to Henry, son of Sylvester Baldwin and brother of the executor; soon after this he sailed to America; in July 1638 with his wife, Sarah and six children he sailed in the ship Martin with the New Haven Co. Sylvester died in midocean, 31 Jun 1638; on the main ocean bound for New England, his nuncupative will was made 21 June 1636, proved 13 July 1636 before Dept. Governor Dudley, when the ship arrived in Boston. Sarah, his wife and her son, Richard were appointed executors of her husband’s will by the Court of Assistance. There was a large estate and the widow and children decided to remain in America and settle as they had intended at New haven, where in 1643, Mrs. Baldwin was rated as one of the wealthiest proprietors.”

      Sylvester and Sarah, probably with all their children except Richard, took passage on the ship Martin for New England in 1638. He died abord ship 21 Jun 1638, but not before he made out a will which was proved 13 Jul 1638 before Deputy Gov. Dudley in Massachusetts.

      Richard’s father willed him a cottage and close St. Leonards.

      Check out the Baldwin Genealogy. [2, 3, 4, 5]
    Person ID I29343  Schirado
    Last Modified 14 May 2012 

    Father Sylvester Baldwin,   b. about 1560, Aston Clinton, Buckinghamshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. before 18 February 1632/2  (Age ~ 72 years) 
    Mother Jane Wells,   b. about 1572, Stourton, Warwickshier Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 November 1669, Milford, CT Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 97 years) 
    Married 28 September 1590  Cholesbury, Buckinghamshire Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Family ID F21563  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family/Spouse Sarah Bryan,   b. about 1602, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 November 1669, Milford, CT Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 67 years) 
    Married about 1620 
    Children 
    +1. Sarah Baldwin,   b. about 1621, Aston Clinton, Buckinghamshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 April 1663, Milford, CT Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 42 years)
    +2. Sergt. Richard Baldwin,   b. about 1622, Aston Clinton, Buckinghamshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 July 1665, Milford, CT Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 43 years)
     3. Mary Baldwin,   b. ca 1623/4, Aston Clinton, Buckinghamshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. November 1625, Aston Clinton, Buckinghamshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 1 years)
    +4. Mary Baldwin,   b. ca 1625/6, Aston Clinton, Buckinghamshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 February 1707, Milford, CT Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 81 years)
     5. Martha Baldwin,   b. about 1628, Aston Clinton, Buckinghamshire Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Samuel Baldwin,   b. about 1632, Aston Clinton, Buckinghamshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. January 1632/3, Aston Clinton, Buckinghamshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 1 years)
     7. Elizabeth Baldwin,   b. ca 1633/4, Aston Clinton, Buckinghamshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. January 1633/4, Aston Clinton, Buckinghamshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 0 years)
    +8. John Baldwin,   b. about 1635, Aston Clinton, Buckinghamshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 August 1683, Stonington, CT Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 48 years)
     9. Ruth Baldwin,   b. Aston Clinton, Buckinghamshire Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID F21079  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S583] Donald Lines Jacobus, (N.G. Parke, Woodstock, VT, 1960).

    2. [S20] Susan Woodruff Abbott, (Genealogical Publ. Co., Baltimore, 1979).

    3. [S89] Charles Candee Baldwin, (Cleveland, Ohio, 1881).

    4. [S99] Charles Nelson Hickok, (Tuttle Publ., Rutland, Vermont, 1938).

    5. [S9] Joseph Savage, (Little Brown, Boston, 1860).


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