Descendants of John Balch

 Generation 1

 

1.      JOHN1 BALCH was born in 1579 in Bridgewater, Somerset, England. He died on 25 Jun 1648 in Salem, Essex Co, MA. He married Margery Lovett on 12 Sep 1625 in Salem, Essex Co, MA. She was born in 1603 in Wells, Somerset, England. She died on 31 Jan 1682 in Beverly, Essex Co, MA. John Balch is my 11th Great Grandfather.

 

Notes for John Balch:

 

In 1620 John BALCH came to Cape Cod to fish for a year. When he returned to England with his catch he was taxed by the King of England so much he and the men with him found not enough money left after they sold their fish to even pay all their expenses. John BALCH then worked and payed off his dept. He then left to America in 1623 and landed in the the area of Weymouth under the leadership of Captain Robert GORGES. They landed at Wessegusset, known now as Weymouth, Norfolk, Massachusetts in September 1623.

 

It was at this time some of the Plymouth Colony that had been expelled came north to be with them. Two of these were the Reverend John LYFORD and Roger CONANT.

 

John BALCH moved north to Salem area and began to build a Church that would be used to set him free from taxes. John BALCH was the first of five names on the Church leaders papers that were sent to the King of England. This ment he was free from paying taxes. John BALCH then married Margaret LOVETT on 12 September 1625.

 

John BALCH soon became friends with Roger CONANT from the Mayflower settlement. Roger left to find a safer area from strick religious laws. Here he joined John BALCH and became a member of the Church of Salem. In 1631 they were made Freemen in America. This could be why he named his third son Freeborn BALCH.

 

When the King sent 1100 settlers to take over Salem, John and Roger left the Church of Salem and moved north again and started the town of Beverly, Massachusetts. This is where they lived the rest of their lives.

 

The BALCH house still stands and is across the street from the town's Historical Museum. They both were called by others as Old Planters. They were characterized by religious toleration and not one was known to have taken part in the persecutions of Baptists, Quakers, or those acused of being Witches.

 

John Balch and Margery Lovett had the following children:

 

i.        ELIZABETH2 BALCH was born in 1624. She died in 1653.

 

2.               ii.   BENJAMIN BALCH was born in 1628 in Salem Village, Essex Co, MA. He died on 31 Jan 1715 in Salem Village, Essex Co, MA. He married Sarah Gardner, daughter of Thomas Gardner and Margaret Fryer, in 1650 in Salem, Essex Co, MA. She was born in 1631 in Salem Village, Essex Co, MA. She died on 15 Apr 1686 in Beverly, Essex Co, MA.

 

iii.      FREEBORN BALCH was born in 1630. He died in 1658.

 

iv.      MARY BALCH was born in 1635. She died in 1706.

 Generation 2

 

2.      BENJAMIN2 BALCH (John1) was born in 1628 in Salem Village, Essex Co, MA. He died on 31 Jan 1715 in Salem Village, Essex Co, MA. He married Sarah Gardner, daughter of Thomas Gardner and Margaret Fryer, in 1650 in Salem, Essex Co, MA. She was born in 1631 in Salem Village, Essex Co, MA. She died on 15 Apr 1686 in Beverly, Essex Co, MA.

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Benjamin Balch and Sarah Gardner had the following children:

 

3.               i.   SAMUEL3 BALCH was born on 01 May 1651 in Beverly, Essex Co, MA. He died on 14 Oct 1723 in Beverly, Essex Co, MA. He married (1) MARTHA NEWMARCH, daughter of John Newmarch and Martha Gould, on 27 Oct 1675 in Ipswich, Essex Co, MA. She was born in 1653 in Beverly, Essex Co, MA. She died on 07 Jul 1720 in Beverly, Essex Co, MA. He married (2) MARTHA BUTMAN on 23 Nov 1721 in Beverly, Essex Co, MA. She died in 1745.

 

ii.       BENJAMIN BALCH was born in 1653. He died in 1698.

 

iii.      JOHN BALCH was born in 1654. He died in 1738.

 

iv.      JOSEPH BALCH was born in 1658. He died in 1675.

 

v.       FREEBORN BALCH was born in 1660. He died in 1729.

 

vi.      SARAH BALCH was born in 1661. She died in 1717.

 

vii.     MARY BALCH was born in 1667. She died in 1737.

 

viii.    JONATHAN BALCH was born in 1670. He died in 1671.

 

ix.      DAVID BALCH was born in 1671. He died in 1690.

 Generation 3

 

3.      SAMUEL3 BALCH (Benjamin2, John1) was born on 01 May 1651 in Beverly, Essex Co, MA. He died on 14 Oct 1723 in Beverly, Essex Co, MA. He married (1) MARTHA NEWMARCH, daughter of John Newmarch and Martha Gould, on 27 Oct 1675 in Ipswich, Essex Co, MA. She was born in 1653 in Beverly, Essex Co, MA. She died on 07 Jul 1720 in Beverly, Essex Co, MA. He married (2)

MARTHA BUTMAN on 23 Nov 1721 in Beverly, Essex Co, MA. She died in 1745.

 

Samuel Balch and Martha Newmarch had the following children:

 

4.               i.   MARTHA4 BALCH was born on 13 Sep 1676 in Beverly, Essex Co, MA. She died on 16 Aug 1761 in Boxford, Essex Co, MA. She married Thomas Hovey, son of Daniel Hovey and Esther Treadwell, in 1698 in Beverly, Essex Co, MA. He was born on 28 May 1673 in Ipswich, Essex Co, MA. He died on 16 Feb 1748 in Boxford, Essex Co, MA.

 

ii.       SAMUEL BALCH was born in 1678. He died in 1755.

 

iii.      JOSEPH BALCH was born in 1680. He died in 1732.

 

iv.      PHOEBE BALCH was born in 1684. She died in 1738.

 

v.       CORNELIUS BALCH was born in 1687. He died in 1730.

 

vi.      ABIGAIL BALCH was born in 1689. He died in 1711.

 

vii.     THOMAS BALCH was born in 1692. He died in 1699.

 Generation 4

4.      MARTHA4 BALCH (Samuel3, Benjamin2, John1) was born on 13 Sep 1676 in Beverly, Essex Co, MA. She died on 16 Aug 1761 in Boxford, Essex Co, MA. She married Thomas Hovey, son of Daniel Hovey and Esther Treadwell, in 1698 in Beverly, Essex Co, MA. He was born on 28 May 1673 in Ipswich, Essex Co, MA. He died on 16 Feb 1748 in Boxford, Essex Co, MA.

 

Thomas Hovey and Martha Balch had the following children:

 

i.        MARTHA5 HOVEY was born in 1699. She died in 1746.

 

ii.       DANIEL HOVEY was born in 1701. He died in 1772.

 

iii.      ESTHER HOVEY was born in 1703. She died in 1776.

 

5.               iv.  THOMAS HOVEY was born on 30 Mar 1707 in Ipswich, Essex Co, MA. He died on 09 Aug 1747 in Boxford, Essex Co, MA. He married Sarah Rust, daughter of John Rust and Sarah Potter, on 17 Dec 1729 in Ipswich, Essex Co, MA. She was born on 28 Jun 1710 in Ipswich, Essex Co, MA. She died on 26 May 1759 in Boxford, Essex Co, MA.

 

v.       ABIGAIL HOVEY was born in 1711. She died in 1753.

 

vi.      PHEBE HOVEY was born in 1713.

 

vii.     SAMUEL HOVEY was born in 1716. He died in 1806.

 

viii.    MARY HOVEY was born in 1718. She died in 1801.


Generation 5

 

5.      THOMAS5 HOVEY (Martha4 Balch, Samuel3 Balch, Benjamin2 Balch, John1 Balch) was born on 30 Mar 1707 in Ipswich, Essex Co, MA. He died on 09 Aug 1747 in Boxford, Essex Co, MA. He married Sarah Rust, daughter of John Rust and Sarah Potter, on 17 Dec 1729 in Ipswich, Essex Co, MA. She was born on 28 Jun 1710 in Ipswich, Essex Co, MA. She died on 26 May 1759 in Boxford, Essex Co, MA.

 

Thomas Hovey and Sarah Rust had the following children:

 

i.        SARAH6 HOVEY was born on 29 Nov 1730 in Ipswich, Essex Co, MA. She died in 1785 in Winchenden, Worcester Co, MA. She married Ebenezer Sherwin, son of Ebenezer (Deacon) Sherwin and Hepsibah Cole, on 15 Jan 1748 in Boxford, Essex Co, MA. He was born on 12 Mar 1727 in Boxford, Essex Co, MA. He died after 1801 in Winchenden, Worcester Co, MA.

 

ii.       MARGARET HOVEY was born in 1733. She died in 1809.

 

iii.      THOMAS HOVEY was born in 1736. He died in 1737.

 

iv.      JOHN HOVEY was born in 1739.

 

v.       LYDIA HOVEY was born in 1742. She died in 1770.

 

vi.      MARY HOVEY was born in 1744. She died in 1824.

 

vii.     PRISCILLA HOVEY was born in 1747. She died in 1748.