William Sargent


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William Sargent
Immigrant Ancestor see Family Tree
Born: Jun 1602 Northampton, England


Married: 10 Mar 1638-39 Charlestown, Suffolk, MA to Sarah


Home of William Sargent in Malden. He lived on this farm from 1640 to 1657 when he moved to Barnstable.
From Sargent Genealogy by Aaron Sargent, 1895
Died: 16 Dec 1682 Barnstable, MA    


Roger Sargent


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1. Hannah
    d. Sep 1632

2. Marie
    d. Abt. 1637

3. Sarah

CHILDREN with Hannah

1. Elizabeth Sargent b. Jul 1628

2. Hannah Sargent b. Jul 1629

3. Elizabeth Sargent b. Sep 1630

4. Mary Sargent b. Sep 1632

CHILDREN with Marie

1. Sarah Sargent b. Oct 1635

2. Marie Sargent b. 1636

CHILDREN with Sarah

1. John Sargent b. Dec 1639

2. Ruth Sargent b. 25 Oct 1642

3. Samuel Sargent b. 03 Mar 1644/5

From the genealogy by Aaron Sargent, 1895," William Sargent came to Charlestown with his third wife, Sarah, and two daughters (Hannah and Elizabeth) by his first wife in 1638. The plantation at Salem had been begun in 1628. Several persons travelled west about twelve miles and came to a neck of land between the Charles and Mystic Rivers, called by the natives, Mishawam. They called the new settlement, Charlestown. A settlement was afterwards made at Mystic Side - that is, on the north side of Mystic River - as a part of Charlestown; and William Sargent and his family made their domicile there. He was admitted to the church in Charlestown, march 10, 1634 and his wife was admitted the following Sunday.

In 1649 a new town was set off from Charleston on the Mystic Side and named Malden. William Sargent was the lay preacher there from 1648 to 1650 when Rev. Marmaduke Mathews became the first pastor of the new town.

William's farm was in the southerly part of Mystic Side, or Malden, on the southerly slope of a hill (afterwards called Belmont Hill), about one and a third miles north-east of the river. The farm was owned by him as early as 1640. It was on both sides of what was afterward the Newburyport Turnpike, which having been abandoned as a turnpike, became the town highway, called Broadway. This part of the town was set off from Malden in 1870, and named Everett.

The picture presented is the house built by William Sargent, and bequeathed by him in his will to his son John. If it is not an exact representation, it has the merit of being as near, and probably nearer, to the original, than some of the modern statues and portraits of distinguished men of former times. The right-hand or east part of the picture, including the door and chimney, was standing until about the year 1890; and the picture is from a photographic copy.

By his will sons Jonathan and Ebenezar received part of the Dwelling House. "This is to say, The Lower Room in the west end of his Dwelling House with all the Garritt in the west end, with the Barn and all the out housing. " His wife got the "use and benefit of ye East End of my dwelling house from bottom to top" and to his unmarried daughter "my west chamber, and a free passage to it."

William Sargent moved to Barnstable probably in 1656 or 1657 for he was in Malden in August 1655 and in Barnstable the 29th of the 4th month of 1658. He was a preacher in Barnstable and succeeded the Rev. John Lothrop."