David Batchellor
1673, MA

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DAVID BATCHELLOR, born 1673 in Wenham, MA;
son of John BATCHELLER born 1638 & Sarah GOODALE born ____;
died 29-Jan-1766 in Wenham, MA.

"He was a prominent member of the church in Wenham and held numerous town offices.  For some years he was town clerk, from 1744 to 1748.  With him began the change in the orthography of the surname.  It had been Batcheller, but afterwards it became Batchellor, the 'e' in the last syllable becoming 'o', by the peculiar way in which David wrote his name.  [The surname of David's sons in the Revolutionary War records was frequently spelled Bachelor as well as Batcheller.]

"June 17, 1714, he conveyed a certain parcell of land in Wenham to William Rogers, of Wenham, for thirty-seven shillings.  His father left him by will eighteen acres of upland and meadow, to be laid out of parcell of land which his uncle Mark owned and lived upon until the time of his death, reserving one acre and house to Ebenezer."

RedArrow  Last Will and Testament - 25-Aug-1759


Married 7-May-1709 to Susanna WHIPPLE;
born ____ in Ipswich, MA;
daughter of _____ WHIPPLE & _____;
died 13-Jun-1764 in Wenham, MA.

Children of David & Susanna:

  1. David Batcheller, born 5-Apr-1710;
    married (1) Thankful PERHAM; married (2) Sarah TILTON;
  2. Susannah Batcheller, born Jul-1712; died Aug-1712;
  3. Joseph Batcheller, born 17-Sep-1713; married Mary PERLEY;
  4. Amos Batcheller, born 6-Apr-1727; married Lydia KIMBALL;
  5. Nehemiah Batcheller, born 20-May-1716; married Experience PERHAM;
  6. RedBullet Abraham Batcheller, born 5-Jun-1722;
  7. Mary Batcheller, born 1718;
    married 28-Dec-1737 to Israel PORTER of Salem, MA;
  8. Susanna Batcheller, born 1-Sep-1731;
    married (1) 25-Jan-1749 to William FISKE (1726-1777);
    married (2) to Benjamin DAVIS; died 1810;

Sources:

  • Family history information collected from living relatives;
  • "Batchelder, Batcheller Genealogy", Frederick Clifton Pierce, 1898, Chicago, IL: pgs 359-360, #28;
  • Bachelor, Batchelder, etc. family information on the Internet, including corrections to the Pierce work, from the Lane Memorial Library, Hampton, NH, 1999;

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