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Nathaniel Baldwin

Male - Bef 1658


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  • Name Nathaniel Baldwin  [1, 2
    Born Cholesbury, Buckinghamshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Occupation Cooper  [3
    Died Bef 19 Oct 1658  Fairfield, Fairfield, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 4
    • inventory
    Notes 
    • Second son of Richard of Cholesbury, co. Bucks, Eng; a cooper, of Milford; his first wife, Abigail died there 22 Mar 1648. She was probably sister of William Camp, who was called uncle by his son John.
      He settled in Fairfield, where he had a home lot recorded 13 Jan. 1653/4.
      Inv. taken at Fairfield, 19 Oct 1658. Widow Joan (perviously married); three children by former wife living at Milford; also three children by present wife, under age. Eldest son John chose Mr. Pell guardian. Daniel receipted for portion 1663, and John 1665/6; Nathaniel of Milford receipted for himself and sister Abigail, 1668.
      The will of Joanna Skidmore, wife of Thomas, in 1667, named children, John, Daniel, Joanna and Abigail Westcott, and Sarah, Deborah and Samuel Baldwin.
      His second wife was Joan, widow of Richard Westcott; she married (3) Thomas Skidmore. She was sister of the wife of Robert Sanford of Hartford.
      Thomas Skidmore and Cornelius Hull, Administerers of Estate of Nathaniel Baldwin, sold to Sarah and Deborah Baldwin land which they entered for record on 16 Apr 1675. Four days later, Sarah Baldwin, joint proprietor with her sister Deborah Read, sold her brother-in-law William Read all her interest. Samuel Baldwin had land by gift and also by purchase from his father-in-aw Thomas Skidmore, recorded 26 Feb 1677.

      Nathaniel Baldwin was one of the first settlers of Milford, where he was a free planter, 29 Nov 1639. He was probably the brother of Joseph. and was certainly the, brother of Timothy, as, in 1650, he conveys land to his brother Timothy. (Milford Records, page 118, "12 Dec 1649, Timothy Baldwin both of his brother Nathaniel one parcel of land.) The three settled in Milford together. I place Nathaniel second in the list because such was the apparent order of ages of the children. Nathaniel was a cooper, and removed to Fairfield; he was there in 1641. He married Abigail Camp, who joined the Church at Milford, June 9, 1644, and died there. March 22, 1648. He had children by her. John, bapt. June 1644, Daniel, bapt. June, 1644, Nathaniel, bapt. January, 1645, Abigail, bapt. March 19, 1648, and died says Dr. Taclcott, in 1668.
      He married second Joanna Westcoat, widow of Richard, of Fairfield, Conn., and moved there, perhaps the second time. By her he had children. Sarah, b. 1650, Deborah, b. 1652, Samuel, b. 1655.Thus had I written before the report of Mr. Chester, from England, which leaves no reasonable doubt that Nathaniel was the second son of Richard, of Parish Cholesbury, Buckinghamshire, England, and brother of Timothy and Joseph.
      He died in 1650 (sic), and the probate of his estate appears in Fairfield. It is given to his eldest son John, a double share; to the three children of his last wife, equal to each other; and the children of the former wife, now living at Milford, are to have a share equal to the three. Mr. Savage, in his Genealogical Dictionary, makes his widow marry Thomas Skidmore; but Mr. Byron A. Baldwin. a careful genealogist, descended of this line, states that she made a contract with Skidmore in regard to marriage, which was recorded, but did not marry him. She married third George Abbott, of Fairfield, and died in 1682.

      Connecticut, 1600s-1800s Local families and Histories - Families of Early Milford, CT - Nathaniel Baldwin was the 2nd son of Richard Baldwin, and brother to Joseph and Timothy, settlers of Milford. They were from co. Bucks, England and he died in Fairfield, Conn., inventory of his estate taken 19 October 1658. He was a cooper and joined the church in Milford 9 June 1644, a freeplanter. His home lot in Milford was #7, consisting of 3 acres 2 rods. He removed to Fairfield where he had lot # 13 January 1653/4. He married /1 Abigail Camp who died Milford 22 March 1648, probably sister of William Camp who was called Uncle by his son John. She joined the church in Milford 9 June 1644. He married/2 Joanne Westcott widow of Richard of Fairfield. She married/3 Thomas Skidmore. [5, 6, 7]
    Person ID I39161  Mindrum
    Last Modified 21 Aug 2016 

    Father Richard Baldwin,   b. Cholesbury, Buckinghamshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 16 May 1633, Cholesbury, Buckinghamshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Isabell,   d. Dec  
    Family ID F12245  Group Sheet

    Family 1 Abigail Camp,   d. 22 Mar 1648, Milford, New Haven, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. John Baldwin,   b. Abt 1642, Milford, New Haven, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Daniel Baldwin,   b. Abt 1644, Milford, New Haven, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Feb 1711/2, Milford, New Haven, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 68 years)
     3. Nathaniel Baldwin,   b. Abt 1644, Milford, New Haven, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Abigail Baldwin,   b. Abt 1648, Milford, New Haven, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 20 Oct 2017 
    Family ID F26711  Group Sheet

    Family 2 Joanna,   d. 1682 
    Children 
     1. Sarah Baldwin,   b. Abt 1650
     2. Deborah Baldwin,   b. Abt 1652
     3. Samuel Baldwin,   b. Abt 1655, Fairfield, Fairfield, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jan 1696  (Age ~ 41 years)
    Last Modified 20 Oct 2017 
    Family ID F26834  Group Sheet

  • Documents
    Baldwin, Nathaniel - Inventory
    Baldwin, Nathaniel - Inventory
    Baldwin, Nathaniel - Inventory Transcript
    Baldwin, Nathaniel - Inventory Transcript

  • Sources 
    1. [S1701] History and Genealogy of the Families of Old Fairfield, Donald L. Jacobus, (Tuttle, Morehouse & Taylor Co., New Haven, CT, 1930), p. I:22.

    2. [S2857] C. C. Baldwin, (Leader Publishing, 1881), p. 406.

    3. [S2857] C. C. Baldwin, (Leader Publishing, 1881).

    4. [S8485] Nathaniel Baldwin Inventory.

    5. [S1701] History and Genealogy of the Families of Old Fairfield, Donald L. Jacobus, (Tuttle, Morehouse & Taylor Co., New Haven, CT, 1930), p. I:22-23.

    6. [S2857] C. C. Baldwin, (Leader Publishing, 1881), pp. 403, 406-407.

    7. [S5666] Susan W. Abbott, (Genealogical Publishing Co., 1979), p. 43.