Belcher,  Gregory

Belcher, Gregory

Male 1606 - 1674  (68 years)

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  • Name Belcher, Gregory  [1
    Born 30 Mar 1606  Birmingham, Warwickshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Aston Par
    Gender Male 
    Baptism 30 Mar 1606  Birmingham, Warwickshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Aston Par 
    Find A Grave Memorial 145190901 
    Died 25 Nov 1674  Braintree, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Belcher, Geregory Death Record
    Belcher, Geregory Death Record
    Buried 27 Nov 1674  Braintree, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Not Located
    Person ID I6255  Sullivan Burgess Family Tree
    Last Modified 15 Apr 2018 

    Father Belcher, Thomas,   b. 1578, Warwickshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Mar 1620, Wardend, Aston, Warwickshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 42 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Hunt, Deborah,   b. 1582, Wardend, Warwickshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1615, Aston, Warwickshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 33 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 1600  Warwickshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F2319  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Alcock, Catherine,   b. 1610, Braintree, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jul 1680, Braintree, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Married 11 Dec 1627  Manchester, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
     1. Belcher, Samuel,   b. 24 Aug 1637, Braintree, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jun 1679, Braintree, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 41 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 15 Apr 2018 
    Family ID F11164  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 30 Mar 1606 - Birmingham, Warwickshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBaptism - Aston Par - 30 Mar 1606 - Birmingham, Warwickshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 11 Dec 1627 - Manchester, Lancashire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 25 Nov 1674 - Braintree, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 27 Nov 1674 - Braintree, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Documents
    Belcher, Geregory and Catherine Alcock Marriage Record
    Belcher, Geregory and Catherine Alcock Marriage Record

    Family Crest
    Belcher Family Crest
    Belcher Family Crest

  • Notes 
    • I could not find the burial site for Gregory. He was residing in Braintree so is probably buried there.

      The New England Historic Genealogical Register Vol 60, p125+ states: He was born about 1606 in England and was probably the son of Thomas Belcher, baptized Mar. 30 1606 at Aston, County Warwick, England. There was a Gregory Belcher, yeoman, of Berkeswell, Co. Warwick who left a will dated Mar. 20 1620 in which he mentions wife Joane, son Thomas, sons in law John Bonney and William Cook, daughters Elizabeth Cook, Isabel Bonney, and Alice Pemberton.

      Gregory Belcher came to New England about 1634 and soon settled at Braintree (now Quincy) and on Dec. 30 1639 was granted a lot of 52 acres at Mt. Wollaston for 13 heads, his family. The exact bounds has not been determined, but it was along Franklin St. just north of Pernis Hill.

      He was made freeman of the colony May 13 1640 and was a selectman in 1646. In a deposition in June 1665 he calls himself aged about 60 years. (Essex County Court Files).

      On Jan. 6 1657/8 he leased from heirs of William Tyng of Boston the Salter Farm in Braintree (now Wollaston) and on Jan. 15 1666/7 he was one of a group of five men who purchased the farm, his interest being 1/8 part. (S.D. 5:229). On Mar. 26 1670, he and his son in law Alexander Marsh purchased 200 acres of the Iron Works land, where the furnace stood (in West Quincy) and May 18 1671 they bought 40 acres adjacent to the above at Crane's Plain on the Milton line. (S.D. 7:172). He also leased April 1 1658 from Boston the Blue Hill lands in Braintree.

      Gregory Belcher died Nov. 25 1674. His wife was Catherine (____) who died in 1680 leaving a will dated Sept. 3 1679, proved July 20 1680, mentioning son Josiah, son John, daughters Elizabeth Gilbert, Mary Marsh, grand daughter Mary Marsh, and son Moses who was to have "the whole house and land he now possesses which I declare his father gave him."

      Gregory Belcher was one of the eight original members, founders of the First Church in Braintree (now Quincy) Sept. 16 1639, three months before his grant of land, so was probably residing here already on one of the large farms where he raised cattle. In 1659 he stated he had been in the country about 25 years and had about 80 head of cattle and petitioned for a grant of 1000 acres, but it was not given to him. He was in Braintree before Aug. 1637 when his son Samuel was born.

  • Sources 
    1. [S655] Warwickshire, England, Church of England Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials,1535-1812, Warwickshire Record Office; Warwick, England; Warwickshire Anglican Registers; Roll: Engl 2 1043; Document Reference: DR 130.