Isaac/2 Warner1

M, #423, (1645 - before 20 December 1696)
Father*Andrew/1 Warner2 b. s 1600, d. 18 Dec 1684
Mother*Esther (–?–)2 b. s 1610, d. 1693
Last Edited:22 Aug 2017

Child with an unknown spouse/person:

  • Lydia/3 Warner4 b. say 1678

Child with Sarah Boltwood:

Isaac/2 Warner, born in 16451, married, 31 May 1666, Sarah Boltwood, daughter of Robert Boltwood.1 Of Northfield and Deerfield, Massachusetts3, he died before 20 Dec 1696, when his widow m. (2) Dea. John Loomis of Windsor.1

Source Citations/Notes:

  1. [S27] Thomas B. Warren, "Springfield Families," 627, Isaac (2.) Warner.
  2. [S27] Warren, "Springfield Families," 627, Andrew Warner.
  3. [S269] George Sheldon and J.H. Temple, History of Northfield, 413.
  4. [S403] Joel Nelson Eno, "William Brooks of Springfield," page unrecorded.

Mary Skinner

F, #425, (22 September 1667 - 17 September 1730)
Father*Dea. Joseph Skinner1 b. s 1645, d. 31 May 1724
Mother*Mary/2 Filley1 b. 3 Aug 1651, d. 26 Aug 1734
Last Edited:20 Aug 2017

Child with Nathaniel/2 Harmon:

Mary Skinner, born 22 Sep 1667 at Windsor, Connecticut1, married (1), 19 Nov 1685, Nathaniel/2 Harmon of Suffield, son of John/1 Harmon and Sarah (–?–),2 who died at Suffield 2 May 1712, a. 58.2 She married (2), as the 2nd of his four wives, 1713, Dea. John/2 Hanchet of Suffield, son of Dea. Thomas/1 Hanchet and Deliverance Langton.3,4 She died at Suffield 17 Sep 1730, a. 62.3

Source Citations/Notes:

  1. [S1258] Windsor VR, Mary Skinner b.
  2. [S810] Hezekiah S. Sheldon, Documentary History of Suffield, 34, Sketches of Proprietors.
  3. [S810] Sheldon, Hist. Suffield, 35, Sketches of Proprietors.
  4. [S1077] George L. (Bud) Hartmann, 1713, source unreported.
  5. [S1461] Jacquelyn Ladd Ricker, The Ricker Compilation, Suffield VR, Samuel Harmon b.

Dea. Thomas/1 Hanchet

M, #427, (say 1626 - 11 June 1686)
Last Edited:9 Aug 2017

Children with Deliverance Langton:

Dea. Thomas/1 Hanchet married, as her 1st husband, Deliverance Langton.1 He had a grant of 60 acres at Suffield, Connecticut, where he lived on High Street2, and was one of 34 qualified voters at Suffield's first town meeting, 9 Mar 1681/82. There he died 11 Jun 1686.3,4
     "Deacon Thomas Hanchet, probably brother of John of Boston, was in Wethersfield 1649, and his son John was born there at that time. Deacon Thomas removed to New London 1651, was there three years, was at Northampton 1660, was Deacon 1668, removed to Westfield, thence to Suffield, where he died … He is the ancestor of all of that name who have dwelt in Suffield."5

Source Citations/Notes:

  1. [S106] NEHGS Register, "Genealogical Research in England," 86:219 (Apr 1932).
  2. [S810] Hezekiah S. Sheldon, Documentary History of Suffield, 26-28, Sketches of Proprietors.
  3. [S929] William Pynchon and John Pynchon, Index to Hampshire Records, 80, Dea. Thomas Hanchet d.
  4. [S1461] Jacquelyn Ladd Ricker, The Ricker Compilation, Suffield VR, Dea. Thomas Hanchet d.
  5. [S810] Sheldon, Hist. Suffield, 35, Sketches of Proprietors.
  6. [S1461] Ricker Compilation, Wethersfield VR, John Hanchet b.
  7. [S1621] Suffield Historical Society web pages, "Early Families," James King,.
Mary Burt for her great wickedness was ordered and adjudged to be whipped on the naked body with 12 lashes well laid on as also to keep her said child.2

Mary/2 Burt

F, #429, (13 April 1635 - 31 August 1689)
Father*Henry/1 Burt1 b. c 1595, d. 30 Apr 1662
Mother*Ulalia/1 Marche1 b. c 1600, d. 29 Aug 1690
Appears on charts:Descendants of William/1s Brooks
Last Edited:24 Aug 2017

Child with Sgt. Samuel/2 Wright:

Children with William/1s Brooks:

Mary/2 Burt, 2nd so-named, was baptised 13 Apr 1635 at Harberton, Devonshire, and emigrated with her parents to New England. After a brief stay at Roxbury, they settled at Springfield in 1640.1 In a precursor of things to come within the family, Mary's sister Abigail/2 was ordered, 11 Jan 1640/41, well whipped by Springfield's constable for giving promises of marriage to John Hobell (Hubbell), despite her father's prohibition, and Hobell was whipped for offering and attempting fornication with Abigail.3
     Mary Burt married, 18 Oct 1654 at Springfield, Massachusetts, William/1s Brooks. At the time of her marriage she was recently (Jan-Feb?) delivered of an illegitimate child by another man, a daughter named Remembrance (later known as Remembrance Brooks). 10 months after the marriage Mary presented William with a son of his own, the first of their 16 children.4,5
     Charged by Mary as the father of her first child, Sgt. Samuel/2 Wright Jr. requested a jury trial, held 24 Mar 1654.

The verdict of the Jury: Wee fynd Samuel Wright Junior guilty of committinge wickedness with Mary Burt in having the use of her body 3 severall tymes, whereby wee fynd him to be the father of the said child:
     Whereuppon the said Samuell Wright was ordered and adjudged to be the reputed father of the said child: And for his evill behaviour therein to be whipped with 12. stripes on the naked body well layd on: And to pay the charges of the Court, and towards the mayntenance of the said child to pay after the rate of One shillinge four pence per week makeing payment every month, dureinge the tearme of Seaven yeares, and at the end of Seaven yeares to pay Forty shillings towards the putting of the child forth to be an apprentice and in the meane while to give good Security vizt a bond for 40£ with Sufficient Suretyes to perform this Order.
     And Mary Burt for her great wickedness was ordered and adjudged to be whipped on the naked body with 12 lashes well laid on as also to keep her said child: And whereas shee hath been found guilty of Comitting wickedness with Joseph Bonde Shee was adjudged to be well whipped a Second tyme with 10 lashes about a month after the first whippinge, according as shee shal be called forth, except shee doe before pay into the Constable as a fyne to redeeme her Second whippinge the Sum of Thirty shillings.
     Samuell Wright Junior was punished the 28th of May 1654 and Mary Burt by reason of inability to come forth and for other causes was protracted till of May following at which tyme shee received her punishment and to redeeme the second whippinge shee paid the fyne of 30s above mentioned.2

     The records do not state whether the child had been born at the time of the trial, but the chronology of events across multiple households makes this almost certain (cf. footnote 6). 62 The trials of Abigail and Mary Burt constitute two of only three fornication trials on record during the Pynchon magistracy at Springfield.2
     16 Sep 1670, Reice Bedortha complained against William Brookes and Mary his wife for theire abusing of his son Joseph Bedortha by Bad language flinging a stick at him and using Reproachfull words Threatning expreshons and Taunting speeches. William Brooke and Mary his wife appeared, and though they partly denied the charges, magistrate Pynchon found them "both guilty of a very great Misdemeanor Touching that Busyness." He fined William 20s. and witness fees, and Mary 10s.7
     In 1686 they removed to Deerfield, where William died 30 Dec 1688 and she 31 [town rec; 30, Burt, Warren & Eno] Aug following, a. 54.8
     The will of her mother, 27 May 1684, left Mary "an heifer."9

Source Citations/Notes:

  1. [S106] NEHGS Register, "Genealogical Research in England" (Apr 1932), 86:219.
  2. [S31] Joseph H. Smith, ed., Colonial Justice in Western Massachusetts, 104 (summary), 230–31 (transcript).
  3. [S31] The Pynchon Court Record, 104.
  4. [S929] William Pynchon and John Pynchon, Index to Hampshire Records, 42, William Brook/Mary Burt m.
  5. [S1594] Springfield VR, 20, william Brook/mary Burt m.
  6. Old Style/New Style dating complicates the sequencing of events in this case. Joseph H. Smith, editor of the published Pynchon Court Record, dated the trial of Samuel Wright and Mary Burt 24 Mar 1654/5, and Samuel's subsequent whipping in 1655. This is consistent with the fact that the new year, under the Julian (Old Style) calendar of the day, began on the 25th of March. The court record, however, unambiguously gives a date of 24 Mar 1654. And dating the trial in 1655 places the date of Mary Burt's subsequent whipping within the term of her second pregnancy. A trial date of 24 Mar 1654, on the other hand, yields the following order of dates (both known and estimated) in Gregorian (modern) expression.
         Say Apr 1653—Samuel Wright impregnates Mary Burt.
         24 Nov 1653—Samuel Wright marries Elizabeth Burt.
         Say Jan 1654—Remembrance is born.
         24 Mar 1654—Fornication trial of Samuel Wright and Mary Burt.
         28 May 1654—Samuel Wright punished.
         Say 30 May 1654—Mary Burt punished.
         3 Oct 1654—Samuel Wright III (s. Samuel/Elizabeth) is born.
         Oct 1654—Mary not pregnant (marries this month, again pregnant within weeks).
         18 Oct 1654—Mary Burt marries William Brooks.
         18 Aug 1655—William/2s Brooks (s. William/Mary) is born.
  7. [S31] The Pynchon Court Record, 270.
  8. [S20] Vital Records of Deerfield Massachusetts, To the Year 1850, 269, Mary Brooks d.
  9. [S1108] Burt & Burt, Life & Times of Henry Burt, 93-94.
  10. [S1594] Springfield VR, Book 1, p. 9, William Brook b.
  11. [S1594] Springfield VR, Book 1, p. 9, John Brook b.
  12. [S1594] Springfield VR, Book 1, p. 10, Sarah Brooks b.
  13. [S1594] Springfield VR, Book 1, p. 10, Mary Brooks b.
  14. [S1594] Springfield VR, Book 1, p. 11, patience Brooks b.
  15. [S1594] Springfield VR, 18, Ebenezer Brookes b.
  16. [S1594] Springfield VR, Book 1, p. 12, Nathaneel Brookes b.
  17. [S1594] Springfield VR, Book 1, p. 12, Abigaill Brookes b.
  18. [S1594] Springfield VR, Book 1, p. 21, Joseph Brookes b.
  19. [S1594] Springfield VR, Book 1, p. 22, Mercy Brookes b.
  20. [S1594] Springfield VR, Book 1, p. 22, Benjamin Brookes b.
  21. [S1594] Springfield VR, Book 1, p. 23, Deliverance Brooke b.
  22. [S1594] Springfield VR, Book 1, p. 23, Thankfull Brooke b.; 1:48, d.
  23. [S1594] Springfield VR, Book 1, p. 24, Jonathan Brooke b.
  24. [S1594] Springfield VR, Book 1, p. 25, Mary Brookes b.
  25. [S1594] Springfield VR, Book 1, p. 26, Thankful Brookes b.
6th great-grandfather of President Grover Cleveland.

Henry/1 Burt

M, #430, (circa 1595 - 30 April 1662)
Father*Henry/a Burt1 d. 1617
Mother*Isott (–?–)1 b. 1571, d. b 8 Jul 1630
Last Edited:17 Aug 2017

Children with Ulalia/1 Marche:

Henry/1 Burt was born circa 1595 at Harberton, Devonshire.1 He married, 28 Dec 1619 at Dean Prior, Exeter, Devonshire (licensed 23 Dec), Ulalia/1 Marche1,2, and compiled the inventory of his mother's estate, 8 Jul 1630.1 "He emigrated to New England probably in the spring of 1639 and probably with his wife and 7 children, 2 children having died in England."1
     5 Nov 1639, the colony's treasurer was ordered to allow £8 to Roxbury for Henry Burt's "losse by fyer."3,4 By 1640 he moved to Springfield.1,5 In 1648 he was "clerk of the [training] band" (militia), and was admitted a freeman of Springfield 13 April that year.6,7
     "Other duties came to him, such as serving on committees to lay out the bounds of the plantation, to grant lands to the settlers, and to conduct religious services on Sunday in the absence of the minister."6 Henry Burt, “ye Clarke of ye Writts”, died at Springfield on the evening of 30 Apr 1662, and was buried 1 May.8,9 His Springfield homestead, acquired of Hugh/1 Parsons after the latter's witchcraft trial, passed to his son Jonathan. "This homestead of Jonathan Burt's was where Broad street now is."10
     Henry Burt died intestate, but a nuncupative will was admitted to probate 29 Sep 1662..11

Henry Burt of Springfeild who departed this life Aprill 30th, 1662, not leavinge any will under his owne hand for the disposing of his estate yet for that he did by words express his mind therein before Ensigne Thomas Cooper and Jonathan Burt who by a writing under their hands presented the Same unto this Corte: a copy whereof hereafter followes, the Widdow Burt before the Corte consenting thereunto The Corte allowed the same to stand as the Last will and testament of the said Henry Burt.

We Thomas Cooper and Jonathan Burt doe testify, That after Henry Burt now deceased had disposed of part of his estate to his Son Nathaneell, the said Henry had Such expressions as these. vizt. that what estate he had then left should be at his wifes dispose as witness our hands This 29th of September 1662.
Thomas Cooper: Jonathan Burt

To the truth hereof as the mind of the said Henry Burt the said Ensigne Cooper and Jonathan Burt tooke their oath in the presence of the Corte.12

An inventory of the estate, prized at £181-14, was returned to the court 11 Sep 1662.12,13 Henry's wife Ulalia died at Springfield 29 Aug 1690.14,15
     See Burnham's Genealogical Records of Henry and Ulalia Burt (1892), and Burt's Life and Times of Henry Burt of Springfield (1893), which provides a facsimile of his signature (written 10 Oct 1656).2,16

Local Notes:

Property1624, Harberton, DevonHenry Burt was taxed on land at Harberton in the subsidy of 1624—cf. the bequest of lands and houses made by Henry Burt (no. 1), the testator of 10 July 1617, to his son Henry (supra, p. 78).1
Electedfrom 1644 to 1654, Springfield, MA"When a town government was set up in Springfield, he was chosen one of the first Board of Selectmen in 1644, and served in that office ten years."6
Elected1649, Springfield, MAThe civil office with which Mr. Burt's name is most prominently connected was that of 'ye Clarke of ye Writs,' held under the decree of the Colonial General Court, whereby 'It is ordered in every town one shall be appointed to grant summonses and attachments in all civil actions, etc.' He was appointed to this office in 1649, and held it continuously until the time of his death, being succeeded in it by Lt. Thomas/1 Cooper, who was confirmed by the County Court at Northampton on March 31, 1663.17

Source Citations/Notes:

  1. [S106] NEHGS Register, "Genealogical Research in England" (Apr 1932), 86:218-19.
  2. [S403] Joel Nelson Eno, "William Brooks of Springfield," 142.
  3. [S1108] Burt & Burt, Life & Times of Henry Burt, 74.
  4. [S1590] Nathaniel B. Shurtleff, Records of the Massachusetts Bay, 1:278.
  5. [S1108] Burt, Life & Times of Henry Burt, 24.
  6. [S28] Frederick C. Warner, "Warner-Harrington Ancestry," 95.
  7. [S222] Lucius R. Paige, "Massachusetts Freemen," 21, Henry Burt.
  8. [S929] William Pynchon and John Pynchon, Index to Hampshire Records, 43, Henry Burt d.
  9. [S1108] Burt, Life & Times of Henry Burt, 74, 91.
  10. [S1108] Burt, Life & Times of Henry Burt, 120-121.
  11. [S1108] Burt, Life & Times of Henry Burt, 91.
  12. [S31] Joseph H. Smith, ed., Colonial Justice in Western Massachusetts, 266.
  13. [S1108] Burt, Life & Times of Henry Burt, 91-92.
  14. [S106] NEHGS Register, "Genealogical Research in England" (Apr 1932), 86:216–220: 29 Aug.
  15. [S929] Pynchon, Index to Hampshire Records, 43, Eulalia Burt d.; 44, Ulaliah Burt d.
  16. [S1108] Burt, Life & Times of Henry Burt, following title page, 8.
  17. [S1108] Burt, Life & Times of Henry Burt, 85.
  18. [S106] NEHGS Register, "Genealogical Research in England" (Apr 1932), 86:219.
  19. [S929] Pynchon, Index to Hampshire Records, 43, Hannah Burt b.
  20. [S929] Pynchon, Index to Hampshire Records, 43, dau. Henry Burt b.: 19 [ ] 1643.
  21. [S929] Pynchon, Index to Hampshire Records, 44, Patience Burt b.
  22. [S929] Pynchon, Index to Hampshire Records, 43, Mercy Burt b.