John Child1,2,3

M, #97, b. 25 April 1669, d. between 6 April 1742 and 14 December 1747
  • Birth*: 25 April 1669; Watertown, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts1
  • Marriage*: 5 October 1693; Boston, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts; "both of Watertown"; Principal=Hannah French4
  • Death*: between 6 April 1742 and 14 December 1747; dates will written & proven3
  • Note*: List of children - This database lists the eleven children named in John Child's 1742 will plus one named in town birth records but not the will. Birth or baptism dates found in town records are given for only four; birth order is otherwise unknown.

    In his book on the genealogies of early settlers of Watertown, Henry Bond lists two more children who are not named in the will and does not list four who are so named. Also, Bond lists more baptism dates; this compiler could not confirm any of those dates.

    In his book on the Child families, Elias Child lists the same children as Bond lists, and nearly the same baptism dates.3,5,6
  • Note: Will of John Child of Waltham, Middlesex county, yeoman, written 6 April 1742, proved 14 Dec 1747.
    Names wife Hannah, and sons Isaac, John, Jonathan, Nathaniel and James,
    and married daughters Hannah, Prudence, Abigail and Ruth, and daughters Mary and Lydia,
    and Hannah's five children by her former husband John Fay, and Prudence's children Jonas and Elijah Flag.
    Son Isaac sole executor. Witnesses Elijah ______, Elisha Cox, John Coobridg?.
    Deposition of widow Hannah Child witnessed by Saml Lyscom on behalf of himself and wife Hannah an heir.
    Recorded Middlesex County Probate Papers, #4412 John Child 1747.3
Last Edited: 10 Jun 2015

Parents:

Father: John Child1,2 b. 1636, d. 15 Oct 1676
Mother: Mary Warren1,2 b. 29 Dec 1651

Family:

Citations

  1. [S23] Watertown records : comprising the first and second books of town proceedings, with the lands, grants and possessions, also the proprietors' book, and the first book and supplement of births, deaths and marriages. by Historical Society. publ. Watertown 1894. [viewed on https://archive.org/details/watertownrecords00hist and viewed on AmericanAncestors Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 "Watertown - V1"], Vol. 1, p. 31.
  2. [S74] "Childe of England" by Paul L. Child. monograph, 1988. FHL microfilm #1598468, Item 5, #25, #47-48 John Child.
  3. [S36] Middlesex County, MA: Probate File Papers, 1648-1871. url:www.americanancestors.org, Case 4412, John Child, 1747.
  4. [S81] Watertown records : comprising east congregational and precinct affairs, 1697 to 1737 : also record book of the pastors, 1686 to 1819. publ. Boston 1906 [Viewed on https://archive.org/details/watertownrecords06wate and viewed on AmericanAncestors Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 "Watertown - V4"], p. 100.
  5. [S3] Family memorials. Genealogies of the families and descendants of the early settlers of Watertown, Massachusetts, including Waltham and Weston; to which is appended the early history of the town. by Henry Bond. Published 1855 by Little, Brown & Co. in Boston. [viewed on archive.org url https://archive.org/stream/familymemorialsg00bond#page/n3/…], p. 153-154.
  6. [S8] Genealogy of the Child, Childs and Childe Families, Of the Past and Present in the United States and the Canadas, from 1630 to 1881. by Elias Child. Published for the author by Curtiss & Childs, Printers, Utica, N.Y. 1881. Viewed at https://archive.org/details/genealogyofchild00chil [Sutro Lib., call number G3G1178], p. 507.
  7. [S80] Watertown Records : comprising the third book of town proceedings and the second book of births marriages and deaths to the end of 1737... publ. Watertown 1900. [Viewed at https://archive.org/details/watertownrecord00masgoog and viewed on AmericanAncestors Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 "Watertown - V2"], p. 5.
  8. [S80] Watertown Records : comprising the third book of town proceedings and the second book of births marriages and deaths to the end of 1737... publ. Watertown 1900. [Viewed at https://archive.org/details/watertownrecord00masgoog and viewed on AmericanAncestors Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 "Watertown - V2"], p. 9.
  9. [S82] Database "Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850" on www.AmericanAncestors.org, Weston, Vol. 1, p. 397.