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INDEX OF INDIVIDUALS
FAMILY TREE WHITE
FAMILY TREE BROOKE
||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
d. Abt 1637
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
2. Ruth Sargent b. 25/Oct/1642
3. Samuel Sargent b. 03/Mar/1644-45
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."