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Generation Four

10. Anna4 Babson (Phillip3, James2, Thomas1); born 22 Aug 1690 at Salem;156 married Israel T. Hendrick Jr., son of Israel Hendrick and Sarah Gutterson, 15 Mar 1719/20 at Gloucester;157 died 8 Nov 1743 at Union, CT, at age 53.158

Anna Babson witnessed the land sale of Elinor Hill on 5 Aug 1708 at Gloucester; As executrix of her late husband, "James Bapson late of Gloucester ... Cooper" she sold for 10£ to my loving Sister Abigail Hill relict widow" and administratrix of the estate of my Brother John Hill late of Beverly, cooper deceased ... and also on condition that Anna Babson ye only child of my son Philip Babson Deceased without lawful heirs of her body begotten at or before such time as ye sd Abigail shall Dye & Deceased Will then & in such case only ye heirs of ye said Abigail her Administrator or assigns shall pay or cause to be paid to me*Ten Pounds like Money of New England*do quitclaim all my right and interest out of the estate of my deceased brother, John Hill, aforesaid.159

Israel T. Hendrick Jr. was born on 16 Mar 1693 at Haverhill. He died on 3 Jul 1768 at Hampden, MA, at age 75 in the home of their son Jabez.

Children of Anna4 Babson and Israel T. Hendrick Jr. were as follows:

11. James4 Babson (8) (John3, James2, Thomas1); born 5 Jul 1689 at Gloucester;166 baptized 5 Jul 1689; married Ruth Lovett 26 Dec 1721 at Gloucester;167 died circa 1737. John J. Babson states he died at Bristol, England.168

James was undoubtably captured by the pirate John Phillips. "Among the vessels taken about this time ( in Apr 1724 ) were those commanded by the following masters: Joshua Elwell, Samuel Elwell, Mr. Coombs, Mr. Lansly, James Babson, Edward Freeman, Mr. Start, Obadiah Beal, Erick Erickson, Benjamin Wheeler, and Dependence Ellery.169

Ruth Lovett, attorney for her husband, James Babson (8) of Gloucester, sold land at Gloucester on 8 Feb 1728.170

James Babson (8) previously owned the land sold by Ruth Lovett on 22 Nov 1743 at Gloucester; Ruth Somes, alias Babson, admin'x on the Estate of her husband "James Babson, late of Gloucester, mariner, deceased" sold to John Babson (#14), [son of John (#10) and Hannah (Hodgkins) Babson] a tenement at Gloucester on the Harbour between the two streets consisting of one house and one-half acre of land, "being part of homestead of John Babson, deceased, father of James Babson, deceased, bounded E. by Capt. John Prince, s. on Forestreet and N. on New or Meeting House Street."171

Ruth Lovett married secondly an unknown person prior to 24 Oct 1737 when Ruth rendered her account as administratrix on her late husband's estate as "Ruth Somes."172 She married thirdly an unknown person on 12 Feb 1746 at Topsfield, MA.173 She died in Oct 1774 at Danvers, MA, of old age.174 Ruth (Lovett) (Babson) (Somes) Fitts and Isaac Babson, mariner, of Wenham and Daniel Porter, currier, of Wenham, were "holden" to Essex County Court for 1,000 pounds bond for the administration of Isaac Fitts' intestate estate.175

Ruth Lovett sold land at Gloucester on 22 Nov 1743 Ruth Somes, alias Babson, admin'x on the Estate of her husband "James Babson, late of Gloucester, mariner, deceased" sold to John Babson (#14), [son of John (#10) and Hannah (Hodgkins) Babson] a tenement at Gloucester on the Harbour between the two streets consisting of one house and one-half acre of land, "being part of homestead of John Babson, deceased, father of James Babson, deceased, bounded E. by Capt. John Prince, s. on Forestreet and N. on New or Meeting House Street."176

Ruth Lovett lived at Topsfield, MA, on 3 Jun 1752 when she and her son sold land there.177

Ruth Lovett relinquished dower rights when her husband sold property at Gloucester on 21 Feb 1753.178

Ruth Lovett relinquished dower rights when her husband sold property at Middle Street, Gloucester, on 11 May 1754.179 She lived at Danvers, MA, in Jun 1754 by the date of her daughter's marriage. Ruth "of Danvers" quitclaimed her title to land in Gloucester bounded "Southerly on the salt water or Harvour (so called) Westerly by land of Nathaniel Allen Northerly by the highway Easterly by Land of John Prince to Mehitabel Babson on 26 Dec 1769 at Gloucester. Ruth acknowledged the deed 2 Apr 1771.180

Children of James4 Babson (8) and Ruth Lovett were as follows:

12. John4 Babson (9) (John3, James2, Thomas1); born 14 Dec 1691 at Gloucester;186 married Mary Butman, daughter of John Butman and Sarah Robinson, 6 Jan 1714/15 at Gloucester;187 died 1 Jun 1720 at Gloucester at age 28;188 his estate went through probate 3 Jun 1720.189

He was granted land by his father, John Babson (6), who executed a deed on 15 Oct 1717 at Gloucester conveying land that had belonged to his grandmother, Isabel.

To All Christian People to whom this present Deed of gift Shall come John Babson, Senr of Glocester in ye County of Essex in New England Marriner for and in Consideration of the Naturall love and parentall affection which I have and doe bear unto my Son John Babson Junr of sd Glocester in ye County aforesd Seaman as Also for his dutifull Carriage & behavr of himself towards me & to Incourage him Still to take care of an be helpfull to me in my old age in case I shall Stand in need and being Willing to Settle him in some part of Estate I have given granted ... unto him ye sd John Babson my Son ... Immediately after my Decease about one acre of Land Situate in sd Glocester and Lying near ye harbour part of which Land lyeth on ye Southwardly & part on ye northwardly Side of ye highway that Leadeth along by ye Side of ye harbour it being one half of all that parcell of Land called or accounted my homestead on which I now Dwell.190

On 3 Jun 1720 Mary Babson, widow, was appointed administratrix on the estate of "John Babson 3rd of Gloucester, deceased" [her husbands estate] on 3 June 1720.

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Mary Butman was born on 18 Jul 1697 at Gloucester.192 She married secondly an unknown person on 12 Jan 1720/21 at Gloucester.193 She died on 12 Mar 1778 at age 80 at the home of her son, Daniel Merchant.194 Mary Babson, widow, was appointed administratrix on the estate of "John Babson 3rd of Gloucester, deceased" [her husbands estate] on 3 June 1720

on 3 Jun 1720.195 She signed an agreement allowing her husband's father to raise her son James.

An agreement dated 17 February 1721/2 stated that: Jabiz Marchant of Gloster in ye County of Essex in ye Province of ye Massachusetts Bay in New England Cordwainer with mary his Wife Late Widow and Relict of John Babson ye third Late of Gloster Decesd and Adminisx on ye Estate of her sd husband John Babson Decesd. Divers good causes their unto moving but Espetially ye Reasons or motives following viz for that John Babson their Father haith taken one of Mary Marchants Children which she had by her former husband, ye Oldest named James, to bring up as his own, att his own Charge, and is to be to ye Estate, of his sd son John deced that It is safely keept, for ye sons of his sd son viz James and William Babson. If they or either of them arrive to ye Age of Twenty & one years, for both or Either If one should Die or also for that ye sd John Babson Senr hath pd and dischargd a Debt of fifty pounds unto his Son James Babson which Debt was due to him from ye Estate of his sd Bror John Babson Decd. Know therefore that ye sd Jabiz Marchant and Mary his Wife Adminx as afored do acknowledge ye afored Condition to be agreed on*In consideration of which they have Renounced, released and Quitted Clame unto their father John Babson of all all their Right of Dower or her third of Interest of all and Singular housing and land*during ye Minority of his grandson, James Babson on 17 Feb 1721/22.

Children of John4 Babson (9) and Mary Butman all born at Gloucester were as follows:

13. Mary4 Babson (John3, James2, Thomas1); baptized 1693 at Gloucester;198 married Elisha Donham 16 Apr 1717 at Gloucester.199

Children of Mary4 Babson and Elisha Donham all born at Gloucester were as follows:

14. Dorcas4 Babson (John3, James2, Thomas1); baptized 26 Jun 1697 at Gloucester;203 married Robert Randall 19 Jan 1720/21 at Gloucester;204 died 24 Sep 1778 at Gloucester at age 81.205

Robert was lost on a voyage to Carolina in May 1733 with Capt. James of Scituate.206

Children of Dorcas4 Babson and Robert Randall were as follows:

15. John4 Babson (10) (Richard3, James2, Thomas1); born 9 Jul 1687 at Gloucester;212 born 9 Jul 1687 at Gloucester;213 married Hannah Hodgkins, daughter of Samuel Hodgkins and Hannah, 20 Aug 1711 at Gloucester;214 died shortly before 7 Dec 1742, the date of inventory of his estate, at Gloucester at age 55.215

He was also known as John Babson.

John Babson (10) bought land from Richard Babson (7) on 5 Oct 1720 at Gloucester: "all my houseing & Land Lying in Gloucester being Scituate in or near fresh water Cove in glocester ... Containing about one acre & halfe..." Richard and his wife Jane acknowledged this deed at Falmouth, York County the following day.216

Hannah was appointed administratrix of her husband's estate 13 January 1742. The inventory of the estate of "John Babson, late of Gloucester, coaster and fisherman" came to £122:5:11½ . At the accounting of payment of debts, dated 7 May 1744, John Babson, Jr. received £13:10 and, among others, Michael Webber received 33 shillings.217

John Babson (10) witnessed the land sale of Ruth Lovett on 22 Nov 1743 at Gloucester; Ruth Somes, alias Babson, admin'x on the Estate of her husband "James Babson, late of Gloucester, mariner, deceased" sold to John Babson (#14), [son of John (#10) and Hannah (Hodgkins) Babson] a tenement at Gloucester on the Harbour between the two streets consisting of one house and one-half acre of land, "being part of homestead of John Babson, deceased, father of James Babson, deceased, bounded E. by Capt. John Prince, s. on Forestreet and N. on New or Meeting House Street."218

Hannah Hodgkins was born on 18 May 1686 at Gloucester.219 She died circa 1779 at Gloucester over 90 years of age.220

Children of John4 Babson (10) and Hannah Hodgkins all born at Gloucester were as follows:

16. Sarah4 Babson (Richard3, James2, Thomas1); born 12 Jan 1689 at Gloucester;232 married Nathan Millett, son of Nathaniel Millett and Ann Lister, 3 Feb 1708/9 at Gloucester;233 married Lt. James Davis 31 Dec 1733 at Gloucester.234

Information on the Milletts supplied by Mr. Stephen C. Millett of Washington, D.C, and Bristol, R.I. from a MS by Dr. Asa Millett.

Nathan Millett was born on 11 Jan 1683. He died on 6 Jan 1723/24 at drowned near Manchester Neck, Gloucester, at age 40.235

Children of Sarah4 Babson and Nathan Millett all born at Gloucester were as follows:

Lt. James Davis was born on 16 Mar 1663 at Gloucester.243 He died on 5 Mar 1743 at Gloucester at age 79.244

There were no children of Sarah4 Babson and Lt. James Davis.

17. Hannah4 Babson (Richard3, James2, Thomas1); born 22 Dec 1695; married James Sawyer 23 Dec 1714 at Gloucester.245

She lived at Fresh Water Cove, Gloucester, after 1714 They settled near her father's home at Fresh Water Cove.

James Sawyer was at Gloucester a sailmaker.

Children of Hannah4 Babson and James Sawyer were as follows:

18. Rebecca4 Babson (Richard3, James2, Thomas1); born 6 Aug 1700; died 8 Apr 1720 at Billerica, MA, at age 19.253

Children of Rebecca4 Babson include:

19. Eunice4 Babson (Richard3, James2, Thomas1); born 14 Mar 1703;255 married John Millett, son of Lt. Thomas Millett and Abigail, 24 Dec 1723 at Gloucester.256

John Millett was born on 19 Apr 1692. He died on 1 Jun 1747 at Gloucester at age 55. He lived at Rev. Richard Blynman Farm at Kettle Cove, Gloucester.

Children of Eunice4 Babson and John Millett were as follows:

20. Abigail4 Babson (Richard3, James2, Thomas1); baptized 13 May 1708 at Gloucester;266 married Job Denning, son of George Denning and Hannah Dyke, 28 Mar 1727 at Gloucester;267 died circa 10 Feb 1774.268

Job Denning was born on 25 May 1708 at Gloucester. He drowned on 19 Sep 1792 at age 84.269

Children of Abigail4 Babson and Job Denning all born at Gloucester were as follows:




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