Descendants of Thomas Starr



First Generation


1. Thomas Starr 1 was born about 1540 in New Romney, Kent, Eng and died on 19 Jan 1594/95 in New Romney, Kent, Eng.

Documented events in his life were:

1. Will; 10 Mar 1593/94; New Romney, Kent, Eng 2. The Will of Thomas Starr, Mayor of New Romney, co. Kent, dated 10 Mar 1593/4, was proved 19 Jan 1594/5. IN THE NAME OF GOD amen the x daye of March Anno Dni 1593 and in the Sixe and thirtith yeare of the Reigne of our soveraigne Ladye Elizabeth by the grace of God Queene of England ffrance and Ireland defendor of the faith I THOMAS STARRE Maior of the towne and port of Newe Romney in the Countie of Kent beinge sick in bodye but of good and perfect rememberaunce I thanke allmightie god do ordeyne and make this my testament and last Will in manner and forme following first I comend my soule to my mercifull god and my bodye to the ground item I will and give to the poore people of new Romney viz viii d to be distributed unto them by my execurixe item I do give and bequeath to either of my Daughters Agnes Starre and Katherine Starre Thirtie pooundes apeece of them to be paid to be paid [sic] unto them at theire seuerall ages of twentye yeares and one of them to be thothers heire Provied alwais and my will is that yf it shall please god my said daughters Anges and Katherine or eyther of them sall atteyne to theire said ages or age of twentie yeares duringe the life of me the said Thomas Starre that then theire said seuerall porcions of thirtie poundes by me as aforesaid severally given shall be paid untio them or her so beinge of thage of twenty yeares wthin one whole yeare next after my decease and not before. All the residue of my coodes chattell plat and howshold stuffe whatsoe ever my debts legacies and ffuneral paid and discharged I do give and bequeathe to Agnes Starr nowe my wife whome I ordeyne and make sole executrix of this my testament and last will And my will and mid is that she my said execurtix shall bring up my said daughters untill they seuerally come to their said ages of xxtle yeares And further my will and mind is that yf my said wife shall marie againe after my decease that he that shall marie with her shall putt in good bonds to my overseer wth suerties for the payment of my said twoe Daughters portions as is aforesaid and fore the pforming of this my Testament and last will ideam I doe make and ordeyne Edward Marksted of newe Romney aforesaid overseer of this my testament and last will and I give him for his paynes vis viiid As towchinge the disposinge of my howse landes tenemente and Annuities this is the last will of me the said Thomas Starr made the daye and yeare aforesaid first I will and giue unto the said Agnes Starr my wife full and absolute power and authoritie to bargayn Alien and sell the howse wch I nowe dwell in, in New Romney aftresaid and all the gardens Closes and Backsides thereunto belonging or anywise appertayning will all and singular thappurtenaunces conteyning by estimation one acres and halfe acres of land scituat in Newe Romney aforesaid any time durine twe whole years next after the day of my decease for the most and best value and price she can. And I will ang giue unto her the said Anges my wife the said howse and all other the premisses wth theire appurtenaunce untill the same be sold during the said two yeares as is aforesaid. And all the monnye for the wch the said howse and other the premisses shal be sould, I do will and give unto the said Agnes my wife and Thomas Starr my sonne equally to be devided betwene them And whereas William Thurbarne of newe Romney aforesaid by his dede intended have given graunted and confirmed unto me the said Tomas Starre and to mine heires for ever one Anuitie or yearely rent of eight poundes issuing out of certaine parcells of the landes of hym the said William Thurbarne as by the dede thereof more a large appereth I doe will wive and bequeath the said Anuity or yearly Rend of viiill and the dede thereoof wth evidences and bonds that concerne the same unto the said Agnes Starr my wife and to her heires and assignes for ever on Conditcon that the said Agnes Starre my wife paie or cause to be paid untio the said Agnes Starr and Katheryne Starr and to either of them their executors or assignes the seueral legacies of Thirtie poundes a pece before herein given and bequeathed to them in manner and forme as before is lymyted for the payment thereof. But if the said Agnes Starr my wife shall not pay to my said daughters in maner and forme aforesaid theire seuerall legacies of thirtie pountds Then I will and give the said Anuitie or yearely rent of eight poundes and all dedes and bonds concerning the same unto the said Angnes Starr and Katherine Starr my daughters to their heires and assinges for ever anything herin before written to the contraty in any wise not withstanding. Witness this my testament and last Will Jonh Mynk William Kemp and Thomas Hele

PROBATUM fuit &c cora' mro' Henrico Stafford clico Substituto magr' Stephi Lak legu' Doctor &c Comissar' Cant' gedalis decimo nono die Januarii anno Dni' iuxta Xr 1594 Juramentis testiu' in dicto testato nominator Jurator &c et comissa fuit administratio bnon' &c Agneti Starr executrice &c jurate &c.

Inv. Xxviii ll vii s viii d
Postea viz xxxio Novembris 1602 Probatum fuit hmod' Testamt

Thomas married Agnes Unknown (Starr) 2. (Agnes Unknown (Starr) was born about 1532 in New Romney, Kent, Eng.)

Documented events in her life were:

1. Mention in Will, Inv. or Prob.; 10 Mar 1593/94; New Romney, Kent, Eng 2. Executrix of her husband's will.


Children from this marriage were:

+ 2 M    i. Thomas Starr 1 2 was born in 1565 in New Romney, Kent, Eng and died before 2 Mar 1639/40 in Dorchester, Suffolk Co., MA.
   3 F    ii. Katherine Starr 1 2 3 was born about 1560 1.

Documented events in her life were:

1. Mention in Will, Inv. or Prob.; 10 Mar 1593/94; New Romney, Kent, Eng 2. Received 30 in the will of her father, Thomas Starr, to be paid at age twenty.

   4 F    iii. Agnes Starr 1 2 was born about 1558 in New Romney, Kent, Eng 1 and died on 2 Mar 1639/40 1.

Documented events in her life were:

1. Mention in Will, Inv. or Prob.; 10 Mar 1593/94; New Romney, Kent, Eng 2. Received 30 in the will of her father, Thomas Starr, to be paid at age twenty.


Second Generation (Children)


2. Thomas Starr 1 2 (Thomas1) was born in 1565 in New Romney, Kent, Eng and died before 2 Mar 1639/40 in Dorchester, Suffolk Co., MA.

Documented events in his life were:

1. Mention in Will, Inv. or Prob.; 10 Mar 1593/94; New Romney, Kent, Eng 2. Received legacy in the will of his father, Thomas Starr.

2. Executor or Overseer of Will; 13 Dec 1597; Cranbrook, Kent, ENG 4. Thomas Starr, Mercer, of Cranbrook was granted administration of the will of James Iddenden of Cranbrook, along iwth Richard More & Theophilus Turke of Halden, Joiner.

3. Executor or Overseer of Will; 15 Dec 1597; Cranbrook, Kent, ENG 5. Thomas Star of Cranbrook, Mercer, was granted administration of the estate of Agnes Iddenden, widow, late of Cranbrook, along with Richard Moore, brother of the deceased, & Thomas Turke of Halden, Joiner.

Thomas married Susan Unknown (Starr) about 1586 in Kent, Eng 3.


Children from this marriage were:

+ 5 M    i. Dr Comfort Starr 6 was baptized on 6 Jul 1589 in Cranbrook, Kent, ENG 1 2 and died on 2 Jan 1658/59 in Boston, Suffolk Co., MA.
   6 M    ii. Jehosephat Starr 2 3 was born about 1587 and was buried on 5 Nov 1660 in Canterbury, Eng 2.

He never married.

   7 M    iii. Nostrength Starr 2 3 was baptized on 2 May 1591 in Cranbrook, Kent, ENG 2 and was buried on 16 Jul 1591 in Cranbrook, Kent, ENG 2.
   8 M    iv. Moregifte Starr 2 3 was baptized on 1 Oct 1592 in Cranbrook, Kent, ENG 2 and was buried on 18 Dec 1617 in Ashford, Kent, Eng 2.
   9 M    v. William Starr 2 3 was baptized on 16 Feb 1593/94 in Cranbrook, Kent, ENG 2.
   10 F    vi. Mercy Starr 2 3 was baptized on 6 Feb 1567 in Cranbrook, Kent, ENG 2 and was buried on 16 Jan 1598/99 in Cranbrook, Kent, ENG 2.
   11 F    vii. Constant Starr 2 3 was baptized on 23 Dec 1610 in Ashford, Kent, Eng 2.
   12 M    viii. Suretrust Starr 3 was baptized on 3 Dec 1598 in Cranbrook, Kent, ENG and died on 8 Jan 1684/85 in Charlestown, Suffolk Co., MA.
   13 M    ix. Thomas Starr 3 was baptized about 1599.
   14 M    x. Standwell Starr 2 3 was baptized on 13 Apr 1600 in Cranbrook, Kent, ENG 2 and was buried on 13 Jul 1609 in Ashford, Kent, Eng 2.
   15 F    xi. Judith Starr 2 3 was born on 17 Oct 1602 in Ashford, Kent, Eng 2 and died on 22 Jul 1609 in Ashford, Kent, Eng 2.
   16 F    xii. Joyfoole Starr 2 3 was born on 6 Mar 1607/08 in Ashford, Kent, Eng 2.
   17 F    xiii. Truthshallprevayl Starr 2 3 was baptized on 19 Dec 1604 in Ashford, Kent, Eng 2.

Documented events in her life were:

1. Immigration; 1634; Massachusetts Bay Colony, MA 2 7. HERCULES of Sandwich, John Witherley, Master, sailed in the spring of this year [1934], and is probably the Herculese 'of Dover' mentioned by Winthrop as being here in the summer:

Comfort Starr of Ashford, chirugeon Cambridge
Thomas Starr
Comfort Starr
Mary Starr
Truth-shall-prevail Starr

   18 F    xiv. Beloved Starr 2 3 was baptized on 25 Mar 1616 in Ashford, Kent, Eng 2 and was buried on 9 Jul 1622 in Ashford, Kent, Eng 2.

Third Generation (Grandchildren)


5. Dr Comfort Starr 6 (Thomas2, Thomas1) was baptized on 6 Jul 1589 in Cranbrook, Kent, ENG 1 2 and died on 2 Jan 1658/59 in Boston, Suffolk Co., MA.

Documented events in his life were:

1. Go Fetch. NEHGR Vol 64, p 73 article on Dr. Comfort Starr

2. Deposition; 11 Feb 1634/35; England 8. Comfort Starr of Ashford in the county of Kent, chirurgeon, aged 45, deposes 11 February, 1634-5, that about the latter end of November last John WitherIcy of Sandwich, mariner, did buy at Dunkirk a certain Flemish built shipp lately called the St. Peter, now the Hercules of Sandwich, for the sum of 340 the first penny, which shipp now lies at Sandwich, and is of the burthen of 200 tonnes. Examinate, being noe seaman, cannot tell of what length, breadth or depth she is, but he guesseth her to be about twelve foote broad above the hatches, fowerscore foote longe, and six-teene foote deepe. She belongs to this examinate. John Witherley, Nathaniel Tilden and Mr. Osborne, and William Hatch is to have a parte in her with this examinate.

3. Emigrant Ancestor; 1635; Boston, Suffolk Co., MA 7 9 10 11. Sailed on the HERCULES; listed as Starre, Comfort of Ashford, Chirurgeon; Three children Three servants
Vessel type: Ship; Burthen: 200 tons; John Witherley, Master;
Oaths taken February and March, 1634/5
Certificates from Edm. Hayes, vicar of Ashford, 21 Mar 1634. Jno. Honnywood, Tho. Godfrey, justices.

4. Lands Recorded; 8 Feb 1635/36; Cambridge, Suffolk Co., MA 12. The Names of Thofe men who haue houfes in the Towne at this prefent as onely are to be acconted as houfes of the Towne:-- Mr. Comfort Starr - 3

5. Military Service; Aug 1643; Duxbury, Plymouth Co., MA 13. Listed among the men ages 16 to 60 who were able to bear arms.

6. Will; 22 Apr 1659; Boston, Suffolk Co., MA 14. NEHGR, Vol 9, July 1855, Abstracts From the Earliest Wills on Record in the County of Suffolk, Mass; William B. Trask, p 223
Comfort Starr - 22 Aprill 1659. Will. My body to be burryed with ye vsuall place of buriall in Boston, so neere my late wife as may be possible with conveniency. I giue vnto Samuell Starre, my large book of Martyrs, with ye frame belonging therevnto; vnto Euery one of my Grand Children, 12d apiece, in English money; vnto ye fiue daus ofmy dau. Maynard (deceased) 10. apiece, to be payd to either of them, as they come to ye age of 16 yeare; vnto my sonne Thomas Starre, (deceased) his children, 10 apiece, to be payd vnto each as they either of them come vnto 18 yeares of age; vnto my sonne Thoms, his fower youngest, one Mare to be desposed & equally devided at ye discretion of my Supervisors; if they thinke meete, ye Mare to be sold, then my will is, eithe of them Children should have one quarter pt of what said Mare is sold for; vnto my grand Child, Symon Eire, 6. p. Annuy to pe payd him yearly, vntill he come unto ye age of 18 yeares; it being so giuen by me vnto him for ye Advancement, helpe & furthering him in Learneing. For ye assurance of ye due paymt of ye said 6 yearely, I Engage my now dwelling house, That he, or his Guardian, or those who have he oversight of him, shall and may lawfully enter into ye said house, and distreine for euery defect so much as shall satisfy ye said sume yt is not paid, & ye charge or charges yet ariseth by reason of such distress for ye non paymt of ye said 6 yearely, ye overplus to be returned. My minde & will is, That if ye said Symon Eire desist goeing forward in Learneing, yt is yt he doe not goe vnto some Gramar Schoole & to some Academia, or to be with some godly Minister whereby he may be instructed in ye Toungs, Arts & Sciences, then ye said Annuall paymt of ye said 6 shall cease. My mine is, yt ye said Symon Eire should enjoy his house & land yr vnto belonging wch apptaineth vnto him, of right, by inheritance, And also, yt my Executor shall pay vnto him yt wch I am Engaged vnto him by ye Honored Court, yt is, about 60, wch is as much as I haue receiued of his, by my Administing of his moveable goods after ye death of his prents. My sonne John to be my executor. The reast of my Estate in New England I giue to my sonne John Starr, and unto my dau. Elizabeth Ferniside, equally to be devide between them; then yt my sonne John shall devide his share into three pts; one third of it shalbe given vnto his Children, vnto Euery one a equall share, [The portion of Elizabeth to be divided in the same manner.] If my dau. Hannah Starr shall come to New England, my mind is, yt [she] shall haue my siluer guilt double salt Celler. I giue vnto my dau. Hannah Starr, alll my debts due me in old England. I giue vnto said Hannah, 50 sterling to be payd vnto her, out of ye Rent, as it ariseth of my house & land wch I have in Eshitisford, in Kent, in old England. I giue unto my sonne, Comfort Starr, my before mentioned house & land in Eshitisford, pvided my said dau. Hannah to be payd ye aforesaid 50; And also provided, yt my sonne Comfort Cause to be payd at Boston, for ye vse of my Grand Children, for my Executor, to distribute to Euery one of my Grand-Children in good Kersy & Peniston & Cotton to ye worth of 40s a peece, to be payd within 4 years after my decease. Vnto my dau. Elizabeth, all my Right of yt Land wherevpon her now dwelling house is built, & also ye Land adjoyneing, from ye highway before theire house, downe backward, vnto ye mill pond. I appointe my beloved Brothrs in Law, Mr. John Morley & Faithful Rouse my Supervisors, vnto either of wch I will, 20s a peece. I giue vnto my dau-in-law ye late wife of my sonne Thomas Starr, one siluer bossed wine Cupp. It is my mind (in regard of ye scarcitie of money in this Countrey) yt my Executor shall pay my Legacies, if he Can Conveniently, with shop pay, but if he Can-not so suite or fitt them, then he shall pay them in such Comodities as this Countrey brings forths, except such legacies yt is Expressed to be payd in money or siluer. Comfort Starr
John Collins, Richd Taylor, William Read
2 Feb 1659, Richd Taylor & Wm Read deposed
Inventory of the Goods & Chattells of Mr. Comfort Starr Deceased 2d Jan 1659, prized by John Chickering, Edward Burth, 3 Feb 1659, when John Starr deposed. Sume totall, 613.02. More apprized 8: 1: 59-60. 32.14.11
Debts due the deceased from John Carrey, Faithfull Rouse, Samll Bryant, James Vahan, Johannah Mills, Wm. Wenborne, Alexander Waits, James Luxford, John Borne, Georg Clarke, John Rogers, Joseph Ramsden, John Howard, Francis Weston, Hen. Sampson, William Spowell, Rebecca Taylor, John Harding, Edward Hall, Phillip de La Nee, Margaret Vassall, Job Howkins, Bourne , of Muddy River; Edmund Weston, Jonathan Brewster, junior; Joseph Gallop, Evan Thomas, Pate Field, Joseph Pryor, Edward Page, Joseph Harding, Thomas Wheeler, George Wheeler, Symon tuttell, Mr. John Cutts, Boson Russell, Will Edmonds, Mathew Grosse, Jno. Holloway, Arthur Keayne, Mr. Westmerland, John Hanmore, Good. Wheat, Good. Wooley, Tho. Walker, John Matson, Doman Mathewes, Good. Felt, Tho. Call, Mr. George Broome, Anthony Dodson, Georg Turner, Tho. Fox, Will Hartwell. George Howard, John Hill, Zachary Phillips, Humphrey Turner, John Tuckerman, Daniell Aleborne, Cornelius Wright, George Dobson, David Faulkner, Good. Pecke, Mr. Auldine, senior; Good. Baker, Wm. Dickerman, Samll Norden, Vrsilla Batten, Wm. Read, Mr. Euerill, for John Fris; Wm. Clarke, Joseph Bettle, John Coles, of Lovells Island; Edw. Bruffe, Charitie an old maide; John Aymes &c.

7. Commerative Plaque; 15 Jul 1909; Cranbrook, Kent, ENG 15. Placed in St. Dunstan's church:
A.M.D.G.
IHS
In Memory Of
DR. COMFORT STARR
Baptized in Cranbrook Church, 6th Jul 1589
A Warden of St. Mary's, Ashford, Kent, 1631 & 1632
Sailed from Sandwich for New England, 1635
One of the Earliest Benefactors of
Harvard, the First College in America, 1638
Of which His Son Comfort was One of 7 Incorporators, 1650
Died at Boston, New England, 2d January 1659
A distinguished Surgeon Eminent for Christian Character
Erected by His American Descendants
1909

Comfort married Elizabeth Mitchell 6 16, daughter of Thomas Mitchell, about 1614 in England 1. (Elizabeth Mitchell was born about 1595 in Shorne, Kent, Eng 17 and died on 25 Jun 1658 in Boston, Suffolk Co., MA 2.)

Documented events in her life were:

1. FILL IN. VR= Death from Boston Records


Children from this marriage were:

+ 19 M    i. Dr. Thomas Starr 6 18 was born on 31 Dec 1615 in Cranbrook, Kent, ENG 1 and died on 26 Nov 1658 in Charlestown, Suffolk Co., MA 2.
   20 F    ii. Judith Starr was baptized on 11 Jan 1616/17 in Ashford, Kent, Eng and was buried on 25 Aug 1622 in Ashford, Kent, Eng.
   21 F    iii. Ruth Starr 1 was born about 1637 3 and died on 6 Sep 1658 in Boston, Suffolk Co., MA.

Documented events in her life were:

1. VR - Marriage; 3 May 1656; Boston, Suffolk Co., MA 19 20. Married Joseph Moore. Ceremony performed by John Endicott Govr.

   22 F    iv. Mary Starr 1 18 was born before 16 Apr 1620 in Ashford, Kent, Eng, was baptized on 16 Apr 1620 in Ashford, Kent, Eng and died before 22 Apr 1659.

Documented events in her life were:

1. Immigration; 1634; Massachusetts Bay Colony, MA 7. HERCULES of Sandwich, John Witherley, Master, sailed in the spring of this year [1934], and is probably the Herculese 'of Dover' mentioned by Winthrop as being here in the summer:
Comfort Starr of Ashford, chirugeon Cambridge
Thomas Starr
Comfort Starr
Mary Starr
Truth-shall-prevail Starr

2. VR - Marriage; 16 May 1640; Duxbury, Plymouth Co., MA 20 21. Married John Maynard

3. Mention in Will, Inv. or Prob.; 1659; Boston, Suffolk Co., MA 14. Deceased by the time her father's will was written, bequests are left to her children. They are not named individually. She is called Maynard in the will.

   23 F    v. Elizabeth Starr 1 18 was born in 1621 in Ashford, Kent, Eng 18, was baptized on 3 Jun 1622 in Ashford, Kent, Eng and died on 4 Jun 1704 18.

Documented events in her life were:

1. Mention in Will, Inv. or Prob.; 1859; Boston, Suffolk Co., MA 14. She split the residue of the estate with her brother John.

   24 M    vi. Rev Comfort Starr 1 18 was born before 11 Apr 1624 in Ashford, Kent, Eng, was baptized on 11 Apr 1624 in Ashford, Kent, Eng, died on 30 Oct 1711 in Lews, Sussex, Eng 18 and was buried on 2 Nov 1711 in Lews, Sussex, Eng.

Documented events in his life were:

1. Immigration; 1634; Massachusetts Bay Colony, MA 7. HERCULES of Sandwich, John Witherley, Master, sailed in the spring of this year [1934], and is probably the Herculese 'of Dover' mentioned by Winthrop as being here in the summer:
Comfort Starr of Ashford, chirugeon Cambridge
Thomas Starr
Comfort Starr
Mary Starr
Truth-shall-prevail Starr

2. Will; 12 Jun 1709; Lews, Sussex, Eng 22. Comfort Starr of the town of Lewis in the County of Sussex, clerk, 21 Jun 1709, proved 20 December 1711. I give unto my son Josiah, Starr (who is now beyond Sea at Bermudas) my silver tobacco box which hath a court of arms upon it and all my five silver spoons marked with these letters thus placed CBG; also a silver salt and a little silver cup marked with the same letters, in the manner as before expressed. I give unto my tow sons Josiah and John Starr all my pewter and linen that is marked with the same letters, to be equally divided between them. I give all my Latin, Greek and Hebrew books to my son Josiah Starr and all my English books and manuscripts to my son George Starr, excepting the bible which I ordinarily use and nine pieces of Mr. Cary upon Job, which I give to my son John Star. I give to my son Josiah (besides all he had of me when I set him up in London) one hundred pounds. To my son John twenty five pounds, with the three score and fifteen pounds he hath had of me since I came to Lewis makes up the full sum of one hundred pounds, and to his children Elizabeth, Comfort, Thomas and Sarah five pounds apiece. Moreover my mind and will is that my sons Josiah and John lay not claim to any moneys put out in my name upon mortgage or bond which belong to their brother George, if there be any sum or sums abroad that may be made appear to be given to him or his mother for his use by his grandfather and grandmother Finch of Dover or by his Aunt Hartman of Lewis or any other. I give to my said son George one hundred pounds and also twenty pounds which my aunt Hartman desired me to pay him at my decease. I give unto my three sons Josiah, John and George Starr my messuage (now made two tenements) with the shops, yards, backsides, gardens, and appurtenances, lying and being in Ashford in Kent, for ever, after their mother's (my present wife's) decease, and not before. I also give to my said three sons those two pieces or parcels of Land containing by estimation ten acres, more or less, called Yonderfields in Shadoxhurst near Ashford. I make my dear and loving wife Anne Starr sole executrix. Young, 267

   25 M    vii. John B. Starr 1 18 was born before 25 Oct 1625 in Ashford, Kent, Eng, was baptized on 25 Oct 1625 in Ashford, Kent, Eng and died on 1 Jan 1702/03.

Documented events in his life were:

1. Mention in Will, Inv. or Prob.; 1859; Boston, Suffolk Co., MA 14. He was the executor of his father's will and split the remainder of the estate with his sister, Elizabeth.

   26 M    viii. Samuel Starr 1 was baptized on 1 Mar 1627/28 in Ashford, Kent, Eng, died before 16 Apr 1633 in Ashford, Kent, Eng and was buried on 16 Apr 1633 in Ashford, Kent, Eng.
   27 F    ix. Hannah Starr 1 18 was born before 22 Jul 1632 in Ashford, Kent, Eng 18, was baptized on 22 Jul 1632 in Ashford, Kent, Eng 18 and died on 19 Nov 1674 in Portsmith, Rockingham Co., NH 18.

Documented events in her life were:

1. Mention in Will, Inv. or Prob.; 1659; Boston, Suffolk Co., MA 14. She is left a ' silver guilt double salt Celler' - if she comes to New England. Also 50 sterling from lands in England.

   28 F    x. Lydia Starr 1 18 was born before 22 Mar 1633/34 in Ashford, Kent, Eng, was baptized on 22 Mar 1633/34 in Ashford, Kent, Eng 18 and died on 10 Aug 1653 in Boston, Suffolk Co., MA 2 23.

Fourth Generation (Great Grandchildren)


19. Dr. Thomas Starr 6 18 (Dr Comfort5, Thomas2, Thomas1) was born on 31 Dec 1615 in Cranbrook, Kent, ENG 1 and died on 26 Nov 1658 in Charlestown, Suffolk Co., MA 2.

Documented events in his life were:

1. Go Fetch. NEHGR Vol 89, p 374 Dr. Thomas Starr also Vol 90, p 152

2. Immigration; 1634; Massachusetts Bay Colony, MA 7. HERCULES of Sandwich, John Witherley, Master, sailed in the spring of this year [1934], and is probably the Herculese 'of Dover' mentioned by Winthrop as being here in the summer:
Comfort Starr of Ashford, chirugeon Cambridge
Thomas Starr
Comfort Starr
Mary Starr
Truth-shall-prevail Starr

3. Military Service; 1637; Cambridge, Suffolk Co., MA 24. Served as a surgeon in the Pequot War

4. Military Service; Aug 1643; Yarmouth, Barnstable Co., MA 13. Listed among the men ages 16 to 60 who were able to bear arms.

5. Mention in Will, Inv. or Prob.; 1659; Boston, Suffolk Co., MA 14. Deceased at the time his father's will was written, his children are left bequests, but not named individually.

Thomas married Rachel Harris 6, daughter of Thomas Harris and Elizabeth Williams, about 1639 in Chatham, RI. (Rachel Harris was born about 1620.)


Children from this marriage were:

+ 29 M    i. Dr. Thomas Starr Jr. 25 was born about 1642 in Plymouth, Plymouth Co., MA.
   30 M    ii. Jehosaphat Starr 6 18 26 was born on 12 Jan 1649/50 in Yarmouth, Barnstable Co., MA 18 26.

Documented events in his life were:

1. VR - Birth; 12 Jan 1648/49; Plymouth Colony, MA 27. Jehosaphat sonnof Mr Tho: Starre born January the 12th

Jehosaphat married.

   31 M    iii. Samuel Starr 1 18 26 was born about 1640 in Plymouth, Plymouth Co., MA 18 26 and died on 11 Feb 1687/88 in New London, New London Co., CT 18.

Documented events in his life were:

1. VR - Marriage; 23 Dec 1664; New London, New London Co., CT 28. Samuel Starr was marryed unto Hannah the daughter of Jonathan Brewster - 23rd of December 1664

2. VR - Birth of Child; 11 Dec 1665; New London, New London Co., CT 29. Samuel Starr sonn of Samuel & Hannah Starr - born ye 11th of December 1665

3. VR - Birth of Child; 27 Sep 1668; New London, New London Co., CT 30. Thomas - son Samuel & Hannah Starr born 27 Sept. 1668

   32 M    iv. Comfort Starr 18 26 was born on 7 Jun 1644 in Scituate, Plymouth Co., MA 18 26, was baptized on 7 Jun 1646 in Scituate, Plymouth Co., MA 18 and died on 18 Oct 1693 in Boston, Suffolk Co., MA 18.

Documented events in his life were:

1. CR - Baptism; 7 Jun 1646; 2ND Church of Scituate, Plymouth Co., MA 31.

2. Inventory Taken; Dec 1693; Middletown, Middlesex Co., CT 32 33. Name: Comfort Starr Location: Middletown
He Died October, 1693. Invt. 89-08-00. Taken December, 1693, by William Cheeny, Samuel Collins and John Hall. The children: Comfort, age 24 years, Joseph 17, Benjamin 15, Thomas 7, Daniel 4, Mary Starr 22, Hannah 20, Rachel 10. Mary Starr, the Widow, presented the Invt. in Court. Adms. to the Widow, Mary Starr. (No other Rec. found.)

   33 F    v. Elizabeth Starr 1 18 26 was born about 1646 in Scituate, Plymouth Co., MA 18 26 and was baptized on 7 Jun 1646 in Scituate, Plymouth Co., MA.

Documented events in her life were:

1. CR - Baptism; 7 Jun 1646; 2ND Church of Scituate, Plymouth Co., MA 31.

   34 M    vi. Benjamin Starr 1 18 26 34 was born on 6 Feb 1647/48 in Yarmouth, Barnstable Co., MA 18 26 and died before 30 Apr 1678 in New Haven, New Haven Co., CT 18 34.

Documented events in his life were:

1. VR - Birth; 6 Feb 1647/48; Plymouth Colony, MA 27. Beniamin Staare the sonn of Tho: Starre was bron the sixt of febrewary

2. Inventory Taken; 30 Apr 1678; New Haven, New Haven Co., CT 34. 183-03-06

   35 M    vii. Constant Starr 1 18 26 was born in 1652 in Charlestown, Suffolk Co., MA 18 and died on 5 Oct 1654 in Charlestown, Suffolk Co., MA 18.
   36 M    viii. William Starr 1 18 26 was born on 18 Mar 1653/54 in Charlestown, Suffolk Co., MA 18 and died on 13 Dec 1659 in Charlestown, Suffolk Co., MA 18.
   37 M    ix. Captain Josiah Starr 1 18 26 was born on 1 Sep 1657 in Charlestown, Suffolk Co., MA 18 26 and died on 4 Jan 1714/15 in Danbury, Fairfield Co., CT 18.
   38 M    x. John Starr 1 was born about 1658.

Fifth Generation (Great Great Grandchildren)


29. Dr. Thomas Starr Jr. 25 (Dr. Thomas19, Dr Comfort5, Thomas2, Thomas1) was born about 1642 in Plymouth, Plymouth Co., MA.

Documented events in his life were:

1. Mention in Will, Inv. or Prob.; 2 Feb 1659/60; Canterbury, England 25. Named as a son of Dr. Thomas Starr, deceased, in the will of his great uncle, Jehospaphat Starr of Canterbury, England, Gentleman, dated 2 Feb 1659 [1659/60]

Thomas married Ruth Unknown [Starr] 25.


Children from this marriage were:

   39 F    i. Hannah Starr 25 35 was born about 1687.

Documented events in her life were:

1. Mention in Will, Inv. or Prob.; 29 Nov 1717; Middletown, Middlesex Co., CT 25. Joseph Starr made distribution of the estate of Jehoshaphat Starr to Capt. Thos. Ward in right of his wife Elizabeth, and to Hannah Greenfield, both sisters of the sd. deceased.

2. Lands Recorded; 1733-1734; Massachusetts Bay Colony, MA 36. Comfort Starr of Guilford, Conn; Comfort Starr of Danbury, Conn; Thomas Norton and wife Rachel, and Daniel Dennison and wife Rachel of New London; Archibald Greenfield and wife Hannah of Lyme; Jonathan James, Thomas Starr, and John Chester and wife Mary of Groton, Conn; John Sage and wife Hannah, Joseph Kenney and wife Mary, Joseph Starr and Elizabeth Ward of Middletown, Conn, and William Peabody and wife Jerusha of Little Compton, R.R., in 1733-4, release to Benjamin Starr of New London, their right in 400 acres of land "granted by the Assembly in the Province of the Mass. Bay in General Court 19 Oct 1658 unto the widow of Thomas Starr late of Charlestown and by the General Court of said province in Oct 1733 confirmed unto the said Benjamin and the rest of the descendants of the said widow."

Hannah married Archibald Greenfield, son of Archibald Greenfield and Christian Booklass, before 1715. (Archibald Greenfield was born on 24 Nov 1692 in Dunbar, Scotland and died in Aug 1769 in Salem, Essex Co., MA.)

Documented events in his life were:

1. Lands Recorded; 2 May 1722; Newport, Newport Co., RI 37. Thomas Ward of Middletown, Hartford Co., CT, and Elizabeth, his wife, daughter of Mr. Thomas Starr, formerly of Newport, deceased, carpenter, conveyed unto thier brother, Archibald Greenfield of Newport, "a Piece of Land with a House upon it lying and being within the said Town of Newport which was granted by the Proprietors of said Newport to our Honoured Father Thomas Starr."

2. Emigrant Ancestor; Bef 1733; Salem, Essex Co., MA.

3. Lands Recorded; 1733-1734; Massachusetts Bay Colony, MA 36. Comfort Starr of Guilford, Conn; Comfort Starr of Danbury, Conn; Thomas Norton and wife Rachel, and Daniel Dennison and wife Rachel of New London; Archibald Greenfield and wife Hannah of Lyme; Jonathan James, Thomas Starr, and John Chester and wife Mary of Groton, Conn; John Sage and wife Hannah, Joseph Kenney and wife Mary, Joseph Starr and Elizabeth Ward of Middletown, Conn, and William Peabody and wife Jerusha of Little Compton, R.R., in 1733-4, release to Benjamin Starr of New London, their right in 400 acres of land "granted by the Assembly in the Province of the Mass. Bay in General Court 19 Oct 1658 unto the widow of Thomas Starr late of Charlestown and by the General Court of said province in Oct 1733 confirmed unto the said Benjamin and the rest of the descendants of the said widow."

4. Will; 1 Nov 1767; Salem, Essex Co., MA 38 39. Last Will and Testament of Archibald Greenfield IN THE NAME OF GOD AMEN. Archibald Greenfield of Salem in the county of Essex an New England. Mariner being weak in body, but of perfect mind and memory, Thanks be given to God & calling to mind the mortality of my body and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die, Do make and ordain this my last will and testament in the following manner; that is to say principally and first of all I give and recommend my soul into the hands of God that gave it and my body to the earth to be buried in decent Christian burial at the discretion of my executor hereafter named, And as touching such worldly estate wherewith it hath pleased God to bless me in this life, I give demise and dispose of the same in the following manner. In primis I give to my wife MARY GREENFIELD the rent of my dwelling house where her son THOMAS GAUTER and her son-in-law JOSEPH ANTHONY now dwell for the term of one year after my decease.

ITEM: I give to my Nephew JOHN LYALL and to his heirs and assign forever all my houses and lands in Queen Ann's County Maryland.
ITEM: I give to my wife MARY the use and improvement of my now dwelling house that stands in my garden with half the garden during her natural life . I also give to my said wife a large black walnut table and one iron pot which she shall choose and all her own household furniture which she brought with her to me and all the wood I have in the wood house and barn with the meat in the house.
ITEM: I give to my grandson ARCHIBALD GREENFIELD the son of JAMES GREENFIELD my bible and a silver spoon marked A.G.F.
ITEM: I give to my grandson JAMES GREENFIELD the son of STARR ARCHIBALD GREENFIELD a silver spoon marked A.G.F. & I .G.R .
ITEM: I give to my grandson GREENFIELD ALGER a silver spoon marked A.G.F. & A.R.G.
ITEM: I give to my grandson ARCHIBALD GREENFIELD son of STARR ARCHIBALD GREENFIELD my silver shoe buckles and knee buckles.
ITEM: I give to the wife of my son STARR ARCHIBALD GREENFIELD two silver teaspoons marked A.G.F.
ITEM: I give to the wife of my son JAMES two silver spoons marked A.G.F.
ITEM: I give two tea spoons to my daughter ELIZABETH ALGER
ITEM: I give to my daughter ELIZABETH ALGER and her heirs and assign forever one-fourth part of my estate both real and personal
ITEM: I give and bequeath to my two sons viz. STARR ARCHIBALD GREENFIELD and JAMES GREENFIELD and to their heirs and assign forever all the residue and remainder of my estate both real and personal.
Lastly I hereby constitute & appoint DAVID SMITH of Salem sole executor of this my last will and testament hereby revoking all other wills and testaments ratify & confirming this my & no other to be my last will and testament. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and Seal Nov. the First 1767. Signed sealed pronounced & declared by the said Archibald Greenfield as his last will and testament in the presence of

BENJ. BACON

JOSEPH X ANTHONY (his mark) ARCHIBALD X GREENFIELD {SEAL}

JOHN NATHING (his mark) **************************************************************** Essex County Court House Registry of Probate, Salem Mass [ vol. 345] Book 45 page 256 ****************************************************************

   40 M    ii. Jehosaphat Starr 25, died on 2 Jul 1717 in At Sea.

Documented events in his life were:

1. Probate; 2 Jul 1717; Middletown, Middlesex Co., CT 40.

   41 F    iii. Elizabeth Starr 1 25, died on 16 Jul 1745 in Middletown, Middlesex Co., CT.

Documented events in her life were:

1. VR - Marriage; 23 Dec 1714; Middletown, Middlesex Co., CT 41. Capt Thomas Ward of Middletown and Mrs. Elizabeth Browel of Newport in Rhod Island were Joyned in Marriage Decembr 23th 1714

2. Mention in Will, Inv. or Prob.; 29 Nov 1717; Middletown, Middlesex Co., CT 25. Joseph Starr made distribution of the estate of Jehoshaphat Starr to Capt. Thos. Ward in right of his wife Elizabeth, and to Hannah Greenfield, both sisters of the sd. deceased.

3. Lands Recorded; 2 May 1722; Newport, Newport Co., RI 37. Thomas Ward of Middletown, Hartford Co., CT, and Elizabeth, his wife, daughter of Mr. Thomas Starr, formerly of Newport, deceased, carpenter, conveyed unto thier brother, Archibald Greenfield of Newport, "a Piece of Land with a House upon it lying and being within the said Town of Newport which was granted by the Proprietors of said Newport to our Honoured Father Thomas Starr."

4. Lands Recorded; 1733-1734; Massachusetts Bay Colony, MA 36. Comfort Starr of Guilford, Conn; Comfort Starr of Danbury, Conn; Thomas Norton and wife Rachel, and Daniel Dennison and wife Rachel of New London; Archibald Greenfield and wife Hannah of Lyme; Jonathan James, Thomas Starr, and John Chester and wife Mary of Groton, Conn; John Sage and wife Hannah, Joseph Kenney and wife Mary, Joseph Starr and Elizabeth Ward of Middletown, Conn, and William Peabody and wife Jerusha of Little Compton, R.R., in 1733-4, release to Benjamin Starr of New London, their right in 400 acres of land "granted by the Assembly in the Province of the Mass. Bay in General Court 19 Oct 1658 unto the widow of Thomas Starr late of Charlestown and by the General Court of said province in Oct 1733 confirmed unto the said Benjamin and the rest of the descendants of the said widow."

Thomas next married Elizabeth Gilbert 25.


Children from this marriage were:

   42 M    i. Benjamin Starr 25.

Documented events in his life were:

1. Lands Recorded; 1733-1734; Massachusetts Bay Colony, MA 36. Comfort Starr of Guilford, Conn; Comfort Starr of Danbury, Conn; Thomas Norton and wife Rachel, and Daniel Dennison and wife Rachel of New London; Archibald Greenfield and wife Hannah of Lyme; Jonathan James, Thomas Starr, and John Chester and wife Mary of Groton, Conn; John Sage and wife Hannah, Joseph Kenney and wife Mary, Joseph Starr and Elizabeth Ward of Middletown, Conn, and William Peabody and wife Jerusha of Little Compton, R.R., in 1733-4, release to Benjamin Starr of New London, their right in 400 acres of land "granted by the Assembly in the Province of the Mass. Bay in General Court 19 Oct 1658 unto the widow of Thomas Starr late of Charlestown and by the General Court of said province in Oct 1733 confirmed unto the said Benjamin and the rest of the descendants of the said widow."



Sources


1. Complete Starr Database, (www.parsonstech.com/genealogy/trees/rrooy12/starr.htm).

2. Hosea Starr Ballou, Early Starrs in Kent and New England, (Boston 1944). p 16-27.

3. Starr Family Genealogy, (http://www.intercall.com/~jmarshal/esmd38.htm (31 Oct 1998)).

4. Waters, Henry F., Genealogical Gleanings in England, (New England Historical & Genealogical Register). 67:37.

5. ibid. 67:38.

6. Charles Wilcox, Charles Wilcox Family File, (chucktrains@email.msn.com).

7. Charles Edward Banks, The Planters of the Commonwealth; A Study of the Emigrants & Emigration in Colonial Times: to which are added Lists of Passengers to Boston and to the Bay Colony; the Ships which Brought Them; Their English Homes, and the Places of Their Settlement in Massachusetts, 1620-1640, (1930). p 117.

8. Lea, Henry J., & J. R. Hutchinson, Clues from English Archives Contributory to American Genealogy, (English Origins of American Colonists; on-line at Ancestry.Com [12 Dec 2000]). p 188.

9. American Plantations and Colonies, (http://www.primenet.com/~langford/gen_page.htm (19 Jun 1999)).

10. Hotten, John Camden, ed., The Original Lists of Persons of Quality; Emigrants; Religious Exiles; Political Rebels; Serving Men Sold for a Term of Years; Apprentices; Children Stolen; Maidens Pressed; and Others Who Went from Great Britain to the American Plantations 1600-1700.
From Mss. Preserved in the State Paper Department of Her Majesty's Public Record Office, England., (Chatto and Windus, Publishers, London, England, 1874).

11. [none given], Emigrants in the Hercules of Sandwich, (New England Historical & Genelaogical Register, Vol 15, Jan 1861, p 28-30).

12. The Records of the Town of Cambridge (Formerly Newtowne) Massachusetts, 1630-1703, (Cambridge, 1901). p 18-19.

13. Nathaniel Shurtleff, transcriber, List of Those Able to Bear Arms in the Colony of New Plymouth in 1643, (New England Historical & Genealogical Register, Vol 4, July 1850, p 255).

14. Trask, William B., Abstracts of the Earliest Wills on Record and on the Files of the County of Suffolk, Mass., (New England Historical & Genealogical Register, Vol 2, Jan 1848, p 102 & subsequent). Vol 9, Jul 1855, p 223-224.

15. Hosea Starr Ballou, Dr. Comfort Starr, and Cranbrook, Kent, (New England Historical & Genealogical Register, Vol 64, January 1910, p 73 & subsequent). 64:74.

16. Ancestors of Roderic Alan Davis, 2nd, (Roderic Alan Davis, 2nd, POB 118, Hyde Park, NY 12538, dav4is@banet.net).

17. Ancestors of Gregory Lee Owen, (Karen McEneaney Owen, 236 Arboretum Way, Burlington, MA 01803, 617-270-4502, karenow@concentric.net).

18. Talcott, Alvan, Families of Early Guilford, Connecticut, (1984). p 1111.

19. William S. Appleton, ed., Boston Births, Baptisms, Marriages, and Deaths 1630-1699, (Boston, MA: Rockwell & Churchill, 1888.) p 57.

20. Clemens, William Montgomery, American Marriage Records before 1699, (Pompton Lakes, NJ: Biblio Co., 1926.)

21. Vital Records for Plymouth Colony, (Search & Research). p 235.

22. Waters, Henry F., Genealogical Gleanings in England, (New England Historical & Genealogical Register). Vol 47, p 107.

23. ibid. 69:250.

24. Hosea Starr Ballou, Dr Thomas Starr, Surgeon in the Pequot War, and his Family Connections, (New England Historical & Genealogical Register, Vol 89, April 1935, p 172 & subsequent).

25. ibid. Vol 91, p 74.

26. Libi Hake, (libih@olinfilms.com).

27. Vital Records for Plymouth Colony, (Search & Research).

28. Woldf, Grace Shaw, New London Vital Statistics from the Collated Copy from the Original Records, Vol 1, (S.l.: s. n., c1900?), rebound copy in custody of the Memphis Public Library, Memphis, TN, . Transcribed by Susan G. Taylor , online , <address/URL of webpage> as part of the USGenWeb New London, CT, project <http://home.att.net/~SGTAYLOR1/nl1.htlm>, [1 Aug 2000]. p 4. <p><a name="29">29. ibid. p 5. <p><a name="30">30. ibid. p 7. <p><a name="31">31. Sarah R.Damon & Ella Bates, Records of the Second Church of Scituate, (New England Historical & Genealogical Register, Vol 57, April 1903, p 82 & subsequent). 57:82. <p><a name="32">32. Charles W. Manwaring, Digest of the Early Connecticut Probate Records (Hartford District), (Hartford, 1902). Vol 1, p 509. <p><a name="33">33. ibid. Vol 1, p 171. <p><a name="34">34. Alcorn, Mrs. Winifred, Abstracts of the Early Probate Records of New Haven, Book I, Part I, 1647-1687, (New England Historical & Genealogical Register, Vol 81, April 1927, p 121-135). <p><a name="35">35. Judy Greko. <p><a name="36">36. Henry R. Waite, Starr - deed from Worchester Co., MA, (New England Historical & Genealogical Register, Vol 31, p 330). <p><a name="37">37. Hosea Starr Ballou, Dr Thomas Starr, Surgeon in the Pequot War, and his Family Connections, (New England Historical & Genealogical Register, Vol 89, April 1935, p 172 & subsequent). Vol 91, p 75. <p><a name="38">38. Judy Gresko's Family Cairn, (http://net2.netacc.net/~jscott/cairn.html Website with Greenfield, Hitchcock, and others). <p><a name="39">39. Essex County Court House Registry of Probate, Salem Mass, ([ vol. 345] Book 45 page 256). <p><a name="40">40. Charles W. Manwaring, Digest of the Early Connecticut Probate Records (Hartford District), (Hartford, 1902). Vol 2, p 435-436. <p><a name="41">41. Hosea Starr Ballou, Dr Thomas Starr, Surgeon in the Pequot War, and his Family Connections, (New England Historical & Genealogical Register, Vol 89, April 1935, p 172 & subsequent). Vol 91, p 75; citing Middletown Land Records, Book 2. </blockquote><br><br> <P><IMG SRC="http://counter.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/Count.cgi?df=dunhamindex&sh=F" ALIGN="BOTTOM" ALT="Blind Counter" BORDER="0" Counter"></P> <br><p align="center"><font size="3" face="Comic Sans MS"><table> <table border="2" bgcolor="#cc9933" width=10% align="center"> <tr><td><a href="http://dunhamwilcox.net/">HOME</a></td></tr></table></a><br></html>