William Bateman

Male Abt 1590 - 1657


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  • Name  William Bateman 
    Born  Abt 1590  Glen Lyon, Perthshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Died  27 Apr 1657 
    Notes 
    • William Bateman (c1590-27 Apr 1657) immigrated to Massachusetts Bay Colony by 18 Sep 1631, when he attended the inquest on another William Bateman's death in Charlestown. Possibly, the two were father and son. Ancestor William Bateman's English origins are unknown, largely because many Bateman records are extent and present too wide a range of possible parentage. He arrived with his wife, whose name remains undiscovered, and two or three children.

      William appears as defendent Sgt. William Bateman in a case 5 Jun 1632. Yet unexplained, the general court revoked William Bateman's freeman oath 14 May 1634; whether this refers to the disceased Bateman is unknown. In 1638, William was granted some planting ground in Charlestown, upon his settling title with the local Indian leaders. William moved to Concord by 1640, and took the freeman's oath 2 Jun 1640. With his son, Thomas, William owned an estate valued at 348 in Concord 1641.

      Concord had been settled in 1635 largely by Watertown residents; William may have come from there. Alternately, he may have come from Cambridge, where other early Concord settlers originated.

      William moved to Fairfield, CT, probably in1644 with Concord minister
      John Jones, who brought most of his congregation to Fairfield. The
      Fairfield public library lists William among the "Concord Planters" who
      settled Fairfield with John Jones. On 28 Jan 1650, William recorded
      deeds to a 2.5 acre grant, tract bought of Thomas Sherwood, and a lot in Barrow's Plain. William sold his home lot 4 Feb 1654 to his son-in-law Henry Lyon. William's will 24 Mar 1656 left 5 to grandson Joseph Middlebrook upon 18 years and divided the estate, half to son Thomas in Concord and half to Elizabeth's husband, Henry Lyon.

      Four known children: William (cc1610-30). Thomas (1614-6 Feb 1669) m Martha Brooks; m2d Margaret Knight (c1635-18 Apr 1709). Thomas stayed in Concord. Margaret m 2d Nathaniel Bell of Concord. Ancestor Elizabeth. Mary m Benjamin Turney, m2d Joseph Middlebrook. Both men were memorialized as Concord Planters at the Fairfield Public Library, which suggests that Mary married Joseph Middlebrook in Fairfield.

      Elizabeth Bateman (cc1630-89) married 4 May 1652 Henry Lyon in Fairfield, CT.

      SOURCES: Robert C. Anderson, The Great Migration Begins: Immigration to New England 1620-1633 (1995); Alfred S. Hudson, History of Concord, Mass.
      (1904); NEHGR; Bradley B. Ridge, The Bateman Connection 39-43 (1978).
    Person ID  I30160  Bryant
    Last Modified  18 Feb 2001 

    Family  Joan 
    Married  1615 
    Children 
     1. Elizabeth Bateman,   b. 1631, probably, Glen Lyon, Perthshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1703, Elizabethtown, Union Co, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID  F2550  Group Sheet

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