Thomas BLANCHARD

BET. 1586 - 1590 - 21 May 1654

  • BIRTH: BET. 1586 - 1590, Andover, County of Hants, England [682]
  • EMIGRATION: 1639, Charlestown, Suffolk, MA
  • DEATH: 21 May 1654, Malden, Essex Co. MA [683] [684]
Family 1 : Elizabeth UNKNOWN
  • MARRIAGE: 1617, England
  1.  George BLANCHARD
  2.  Thomas BLANCHARD
  3.  Mary BLANCHARD
  4.  Steven BLANCHARD
  5. +Samuel BLANCHARD
  6.  Nathaniel BLANCHARD
  7.  David BLANCHARD
Family 2 : Agnes BENT
  • MARRIAGE: 15 May 1637, St Edmunds, Salisbury/ Wiltshire, England [5638]
  1.  Agnes BLANCHARD
Family 3 : Mary MAVERICK
  • MARRIAGE: ABT 1640



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[685] "History of Billerica, Massachusetts,
with a Genealogical Register"
Rev. Henry A. Hazen, Boston, MA, 1883.
pp. 12-13, BLANCHARD
"BLANCHARD. 1. John, was son of Samuel, of Andover, whose
father Thomas came to Charlestown in 1639.
He was b. 1677, July 3; m. 1701, Aug. 7, Mary Crosby, dau. of Simon"

"Genealogies of the Families Of Braintree, Norfolk, Mass."
Waldo Chamberlain Sprague, AB
NEHGS, Boston
http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?db=spragueged

"New England Marriages Prior to 1700"
Clarence A. Torrey, Baltimore, MD, 1985
pp. 76-77:
BLANCHARD, Thomas (-1654) 6 1/wf ? : in Eng, b 1618; Charlestown
BLANCHARD, Thomas (-1654) 2/wf Ann?/Agnes (BENT) BARNES (-1639), w Richard;
in Eng, 15 May 1637; Charlestown/Sudbury/Braintree
BLANCHARD, Thomas (-1654) & 3/wf Mary ? (-1676); aft 1639; Charlestown

"Abridged Compendium of American Genealogy"
Frederick A. Virkus; Chicago, 1925
Vol 1, Appendix: "Immigrant Ancestors"
"Blanchard, Thomas, from Eng. to Charlestown, Mass., 1639; was at Braintree, 1640-51."

The Blanchard line is the subject of extensive research at RootsWeb.
Excellent documentation is available at:
http://homepages.rootsweb.com/~blanch-l/blpref.html

(Blanchard and associated family lines from a GEDCOM file
posted to RootsWeb by Susan Wilborg [sue.wilborg@verizon.net]).

Came to U.S in 1639 aboard to ship JONATHAN ( 9th boat over) from London,along with his family.He is said to have operated a dairy inBoston.Residence between 1646-1650 in Braintree, MA. On Feb 12 1650/51 hebought for L200 a house and 200 acres in Malden( Mystic side) from JohnWilson Sr pastor of Dorchester. The land was bounded S and W by theMystic River and N and E by the North River and Nowell's Creek. Thetransaction was recorded in the Suffolk Deeds on 1652 Aug. 4. The landformed a promontory between the 2 bodies of water and was known then asWilson's point, later as Blanchard's Point and still later asWellington.It remained a part of Charlestown until 1726, when it wasjoined to Malden and was transferred to Medford in 1817.


Descendant of Alain Blanchard of Rouen, France, 1418, a brave patriot,put to death after surrender of Rouen to British( source: AmericanAncestry: Giving the name and Descent, in the Male Line of Americanswhose Ancestors Settled in the United States Prior to the Declaration ofIndependence A.D 1776. Vol IX, pg 26. Embracing Lineages from the Wholeof the United States 1888. Originally published Joel Munsell'sSons,Baltimore Genealogical Publishing Co. 1968)
The literature is full of fancy regarding the origins of Thomas Blanchardand possible relationships between him and other Blanchards found earlyin New England. One popular assertion is that Thomas was a Huguenot. Theevidence points away from that, as will be shown.
Thomas' 1st wife appears in the Goodworth Clatford , Hampshire, EnglandParish Records. Her maiden name has not been discovered. The baptisms of7 of their 8 known children are found in these same parish records. Thereis a gap in the records that occurs at the time their eldest son Georgewas born. Elizabeth's burial is found there as well, on July 23, 1636.
Within the year he married Agnes Bent Barnes, widow of Richard Barnes atSt. Edmund's. His marriage license calls him yeoman and widower, ofClatford, County Southampton, a parish 2 miles south of Andover. Thetitle of yeoman denotes a landowner. This status would be an expensiveprocedure, most probably documented were he not a natural citizen. Weshall see shortly that Thomas didn't appear to be a wealthy man.

Agnes' son, Richard Barnes , would later bring a lawsuit against him inNew England. ( The Journey of the Jonathan to New England ," NEHGR, Vol32,(1878) : 407.) From testimonies given we learn that, upon the death ofher husband, Agnes was encouraged by her father to give her son RichardL20.
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Came to U.S in 1639 aboard to ship JONATHAN ( 9th boat over) from London,along with his family.He is said to have operated a dairy inBoston.Residence between 1646-1650 in Braintree, MA. On Feb 12 1650/51 hebought for L200 a house and 200 acres in Malden( Mystic side) from JohnWilson Sr pastor of Dorchester. The land was bounded S and W by theMystic River and N and E by the North River and Nowell's Creek. Thetransaction was recorded in the Suffolk Deeds on 1652 Aug. 4. The landformed a promontory between the 2 bodies of water and was known then asWilson's point, later as Blanchard's Point and still later asWellington.It remained a part of Charlestown until 1726, when it wasjoined to Malden and was transferred to Medford in 1817.


Descendant of Alain Blanchard of Rouen, France, 1418, a brave patriot,put to death after surrender of Rouen to British( source: AmericanAncestry: Giving the name and Descent, in the Male Line of Americanswhose Ancestors Settled in the United States Prior to the Declaration ofIndependence A.D 1776. Vol IX, pg 26. Embracing Lineages from the Wholeof the United States 1888. Originally published Joel Munsell'sSons,Baltimore Genealogical Publishing Co. 1968)
The literature is full of fancy regarding the origins of Thomas Blanchardand possible relationships between him and other Blanchards found earlyin New England. One popular assertion is that Thomas was a Huguenot. Theevidence points away from that, as will be shown.
Thomas' 1st wife appears in the Goodworth Clatford , Hampshire, EnglandParish Records. Her maiden name has not been discovered. The baptisms of7 of their 8 known children are found in these same parish records. Thereis a gap in the records that occurs at the time their eldest son Georgewas born. Elizabeth's burial is found there as well, on July 23, 1636.
Within the year he married Agnes Bent Barnes, widow of Richard Barnes atSt. Edmund's. His marriage license calls him yeoman and widower, ofClatford, County Southampton, a parish 2 miles south of Andover. Thetitle of yeoman denotes a landowner. This status would be an expensiveprocedure, most probably documented were he not a natural citizen. Weshall see shortly that Thomas didn't appear to be a wealthy man.

Agnes' son, Richard Barnes , would later bring a lawsuit against him inNew England. ( The Journey of the Jonathan to New England ," NEHGR, Vol32,(1878) : 407.) From testimonies given we learn that, upon the death ofher husband, Agnes was encouraged by her father to give her son RichardL20.

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[683] [S6] MA Probate; NEHGR; Vol 17; April 1863; pg. 155

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[5638] [S9] Marriage Record, Parish of St. Edmund

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