Jeremiah/3w Norcross

M, #20731, (3 March 1655 - 30 November 1717)
Father*Richard/2 Norcross1 b. 1621, d. c 1709
Mother*Mary/2w Brooks1 b. s 1630, d. 24 Feb 1671/72
Appears on charts:Descendants of Henry/1w Brooks
Descendants of Mary/2w Brooks
Last Edited:1 Feb 2009
Jeremiah/3w Norcross was born 3 Mar 1655 at Watertown, Massachusetts.1 Mentioned in his father's will, 8 Apr 1708.2 He died 30 Nov 1717 at age 62.2

Local Notes:

Property31 Jan 1709/10, Watertown, MA"Jan. 31, 1709-10, Jeremiah Norcross and Mary Norcross, semster (spinster), sold to Joseph Child, 19 acres, late of Richard Norcross, d., bounded N. and W. by Capt. N. Barsham; S. by Charles River; E. by land of J. and M. Norcross. Also 1 acre of marsh, E. of the above, on Charles River."3

Source Citations/Notes:

  1. [S254] Watertown Records, 18, Jerimiah Norcrofs b.
  2. [S83] Henry Bond, Watertown Genealogies, 1:376–77, Richard (3.II.) Norcross.
  3. [S83] Bond, Watertown Genealogies, 2:861, Jeremiah and Mary (4. and 7.) Norcross.

Jeremiah/1 Norcross

M, #20732, ( - September 1657)
Last Edited:1 Jun 2019

Children with Adrean (–?–):

Jeremiah/1 Norcross married, as her 2nd husband, in England before 1621, Adrean (–?–).1 1 Dec 1640, he was a resident of Massachusetts Bay, whose general court on that date appointed three men to "heare businesses betwen John Smyth & his father, Jeremy Norcros, & examine accounts, & settle things if they can; if not, to make report to the Courte if there bee cause."2
     "Jeremiah Norcross settled in Watertown as early as 1642, where he was a large proprietor, owning a homestall (bought of John Page, Robert Tuck, Richard Ambler, and Jacob Logan) and 12 other lots of land.1 His homestall was bounded south by Charles River, east and west by land of Henry [?Cuttris], north by John Smith.1, and grand juror, 1 Apr 16513, 5 Apr 16534, and 3 Jan 1653/54.5
     At the court of 5 Oct 1652, Robert Daniell complained of Jeremiah Norcrusse and five other men for "neglect of making up a fence which they were injoyned to do at the last Court." The court refused to hear the case because the plaintiff "could not make his damage appeare to be above forty shillings," the legal threshhold, and granted the defendants costs of 1 guinea and 1 shilling.6
     Jeremiah Norcross was admitted freeman Feb 1652/53.1 4 Apr 1654, Jeremiah Norcross was plaintiff in an action on appeal against Lieut. Richard Beers "in the behalf of the Towne." The jury found for the defendant, costs of court 2s 8d.7 4 Apr 1654, John Warren and Thomas Arnold were presented by the grand jury for being absent from public ordinances on as many as 20 Sabbaths. Jeremiah Norcrosse and David ffiske deposed in court in support of the charges. Both Warren and Arnold were found gulty and fined.8
     The will of Jeremiah Norcross, dated 15 Sep 1654 and proved 6 Oct 1657, "mentions wife Adrean; son Nathaniel and his wife Sarah; son Richard and his wife Mary; Mary, wife of my wife's son John Smith; brother's dr. Anna, wife of Samuel Davis, and her eldest dr. Hannah Davis; his brother, Charles Chadwick; dr. Sarah, wife of Francis Merry (?Massey)." Inventory 16 Sep 1657, proven by his son Richard 5 Oct 1658. "He gave 20s to ministers [John] Sherman, Simes [Symmes], Watson, [John] Eliot and [Richard] Mather."9
     "In Court, 6 Oct 1657, Dea. Simon Stone and Charles Chadwick testified that Mr. Norcross, deceased, declared his Will before he went to England. This implies that he died in England."10,11 His son Richard attest his inventory 28 Dec 1658.12

Local Notes:

Property22 Mar 1646/47, Watertown, MAMar. 22, 1646-7, he bought 16 acres of Abigail Benjamin and Joshua Stubbs, ex'rs. of John Benjamin, Senr."1
Elected1649, Watertown, MAselectman1
PropertyHis name appears 20 times in Watertown Lands

Source Citations/Notes:

  1. [S83] Henry Bond, Watertown Genealogies, 1:376-77, Jeremiah (1.I) Norcross.
  2. [S1590] Nathaniel B. Shurtleff, Records of the Massachusetts Bay, 1:311.
  3. [S2396] FamilySearch.org, "Massachusetts Town Clerk Records, 1626-2001," Middlesex County Court Records 1649-1663, v. 1, images 18 and 28 of 169.
  4. [S2396] FamilySearch.org, "Massachusetts Town Clerk Records, 1626-2001," Middlesex County Court Records 1649-1663, v. 1, image 28 of 169.
  5. [S2396] FamilySearch.org, "Massachusetts Town Clerk Records, 1626-2001," Middlesex County Court Records 1649-1663, v. 1, image 34 of 169.
  6. [S2396] FamilySearch.org, "Massachusetts Town Clerk Records, 1626-2001," Middlesex County Court Records 1649-1663, v. 1, image 24 of 169.
  7. [S2396] FamilySearch.org, "Massachusetts Town Clerk Records, 1626-2001," Middlesex County Court Records 1649-1663, v. 1, image 36 of 169.
  8. [S2396] FamilySearch.org, "Massachusetts Town Clerk Records, 1626-2001," Middlesex County Court Records 1649-1663, v. 1, image 38 of 169.
  9. [S83] Bond, Watertown Genealogies, 1:376-77; 2:860, Jeremiah (1.I.) Norcross.
  10. [S83] Bond, Watertown Genealogies, 1:376-77; 2:860, Jeremiah (1.I) Norcross.
  11. [S2396] FamilySearch.org, "Massachusetts Town Clerk Records, 1626-2001," Middlesex County Court Records 1649-1663, v. 1, image 84 of 169.
  12. [S2396] FamilySearch.org, "Massachusetts Town Clerk Records, 1626-2001," Middlesex County Court Records 1649-1663, v. 1, image 95 of 169.
  13. [S83] Bond, Watertown Genealogies, 2:860, Jeremiah (1.I.) Norcross, will.

Mehitabel/4w Norcross

F, #20738, (4 February 1690/91 - )
Father*Nathaniel/3w Norcross1 b. 18 Dec 1665
Mother*Mehitabel Hagar1 b. s 1665, d. 5 Apr 1691
Appears on charts:Descendants of Henry/1w Brooks
Descendants of Mary/2w Brooks
Descendants of Nathaniel/3w Norcross
Last Edited:17 Aug 2017
Mehitabel/4w Norcross, born 4 Feb 1690/91 at Watertown, Massachusetts,1, married Daniel Livermore.2

Source Citations/Notes:

  1. [S254] Watertown Records, 65, Mehetable Norcrofs b.
  2. [S83] Henry Bond, Watertown Genealogies, 2:861, Mehitabel (19.) Norcross.

Nathaniel/4w Norcross

M, #20739, (20 December 1695 - 19 April 1749)
Father*Nathaniel/3w Norcross1 b. 18 Dec 1665
Mother*Susanna/3 Shattuck1 b. 6 Aug 1675, d. 15 Feb 1711/12
Appears on charts:Descendants of Henry/1w Brooks
Descendants of Mary/2w Brooks
Descendants of Nathaniel/3w Norcross
Descendants of Nathaniel/4w Norcross Jr.
Last Edited:17 Aug 2017

Children with Jemima Abbott:

  • Jemima/5w Norcross4 b. 24 May 1720
  • Nathaniel/5w Norcross5 b. 6 Mar 1721/22, d. 5 Aug 1744
  • Susanna/5w Norcross6 b. 19 Apr 1724
  • Uriah/5w Norcross7 b. 20 Oct 1726, d. say 1727
  • Josiah/5w Norcross8 b. 13 Oct 1728, d. say 1729
  • Mary/5w Norcross9 b. 29 Aug 1730
  • Uriah/5w Norcross10 b. 23 Jul 1732
  • Josiah/5w Norcross11 b. Jun 1734, d. 13 Dec 1801
  • Asa/5w Norcross12 b. 9 Mar 1739/40, d. 5 May 1832
  • Nehemiah/5w Norcross13 b. Feb 1741/42
  • Susanna/5w Norcross14 b. 27 Jul 1746
Nathaniel/4w Norcross Jr., born 20 Dec 16951, married, 12 Dec 1717, Jemima Abbott, daughter of John Abbott and Jemima (–?–).2 He died 19 Apr 1749 at Watertown, Massachusetts, a. 53.3

Source Citations/Notes:

  1. [S83] Henry Bond, Watertown Genealogies, 1:377, Nathaniel (32.20) Norcross.
  2. [S83] Bond, Watertown Genealogies, 1:378, Nathaniel (IV.20.32) Norcross.
  3. [S83] Bond, Watertown Genealogies, 2:861, Nathaniel (32.) Norcross.
  4. [S83] Bond, Watertown Genealogies, 1:378, Jemima (20.33.1.) Norcross.
  5. [S83] Bond, Watertown Genealogies, 1:378, Nathaniel (20.33.2.) Norcross.
  6. [S83] Bond, Watertown Genealogies, 1:378, Susanna (20.33.3.) Norcross.
  7. [S83] Bond, Watertown Genealogies, 1:378, Uriah (20.34.4.) Norcross.
  8. [S83] Bond, Watertown Genealogies, 1:378, Josiah (20.35.6.) Norcross.
  9. [S83] Bond, Watertown Genealogies, 1:378, Mary (20.35.7.) Norcross.
  10. [S83] Bond, Watertown Genealogies, 1:378, Uriah (20.36.8.) Norcross.
  11. [S83] Bond, Watertown Genealogies, 1:378, Josiah (52.37.9.) Norcross.
  12. [S83] Bond, Watertown Genealogies, 1:378, Asa (52.37.10.) Norcross.
  13. [S83] Bond, Watertown Genealogies, 1:378, Nehemiah (52.39.11) Norcross.
  14. [S83] Bond, Watertown Genealogies, 1:378, Susanna (52.40.12.) Norcross.

Joseph Child

M, #20740, (7 January 1658/59 - 3 November 1711)
Father*Joseph Child1 d. 5 May 1698
Mother*Sarah Platts1
Appears on charts:Descendants of Henry/1w Brooks
Descendants of Mary/2w Brooks
Descendants of Sarah/3w Norcross
Last Edited:9 Nov 2017

Children with Sarah/3w Norcross:

Children with Ruth/3 Church:

  • Lydia Child10 b. 2 Jun 1706
  • Abigail Child11 b. 19 Sep 1708
  • Ebenezer Child12 b. 19 Jan 1711/12
Joseph Child Jr. was born 7 Jan 1658/59 at Watertown, Massachusetts,1, where he married (1), 23 Sep 1680, Sarah/3w Norcross, daughter of Richard/2 Norcross and Mary/2w Brooks, with whom he had 6 children.2 She died, and he married (2), 25 Jul 1705 at Watertown, Ruth/3 Church, daughter of Caleb/2 Church and Joanna Sprague, and widow of John Maddock, with whom he had 3 children.3 A carpenter, he died at Watertown 3 Nov 1711, a. 52.1

Local Notes:

Property1719, Watertown, MA"His wid. was an innholder, 1719."3

Source Citations/Notes:

  1. [S83] Henry Bond, Watertown Genealogies, 1:155, Joseph (77.76.1.) Child.
  2. [S254] Watertown Records, 48, Jofeph Child/Sary Norcroff m.
  3. [S83] Bond, Watertown Genealogies, 1:156, Joseph (77.) Child.
  4. [S83] Bond, Watertown Genealogies, 1:156, Sarah (78.1) Child.
  5. [S83] Bond, Watertown Genealogies, 1:156, Joseph (79.2.) Child.
  6. [S83] Bond, Watertown Genealogies, 1:156, Mary (76.88.3.) Child.
  7. [S83] Bond, Watertown Genealogies, 1:156, John (89.4) Child.
  8. [S83] Bond, Watertown Genealogies, 1:156, Samuel (96.5) Child.
  9. [S83] Bond, Watertown Genealogies, 1:156, Isaac (96.6.) Child.
  10. [S83] Bond, Watertown Genealogies, 1:157, Lydia (114.7.) Child.
  11. [S83] Bond, Watertown Genealogies, 1:157, Abigail (115.8.) Child.
  12. [S83] Bond, Watertown Genealogies, 1:157, Ebenezer Child.