GENERATION 11

GENERATION 10

JOSEPH BELCHER
born:12-25-1641     Braintree, MA.  
marr:05-    -1664     Boston, MA
died:01-29-1678/79                        
father:GREGORY BELCHER
mother:CATHERINE ALLCOCK
 
REBECCA GILL
bapt:07-07-1650     Braintree, MA  
marr:05-    -1664     Boston, MA  
died:                                          
father:JOHN GILL
mother:ANN BILLINGS



Biography

JOSEPH BELCHER lived in Milton, Norfolk, MA, just a few miles west of his birthplace of Braintree, Norfolk, MA, on land that his father had given to him as a wedding gift.

REBECCA GILL was the sole heiress to large tracts of land in Dorchester and Milton, from the estate of her father, but evidentally incompatability made their domestic life unhappy, causing a temporary separation and a summons before the general court. By the efforts of friends, however, a reconciliation was effected (Dedham Historical Register, vol. 12, p. 41).

On the breaking out of King Philip's War, Joseph Belcher served as quartermaster in the Calvary troop of Capt. Thomas Prentice in the first expedition against King Philip at Mt. Hope (now Bristol, RI), and in a skirmish with the Indians at Swansea, on Jun. 28, 1675, he distinguished himself by great bravery, being badly wounded in the knee, and having his horse shot from under him.

He died Jan. 29, 1678/79. The inventory of his estate amounted to 472-4-9, being presented on Feb. 7, 1678/79 (Suffolk County Probate, vol. 12, p. 318).
 


Children

  born marr died
all children born in Boston, Suffolk, MA
ANNE BELCHER
  husband ROWLAND STORY
10-02-1665     
         -1645     
                 
about-1680     
         -1707
07-    -1709
John 04-02-1667        02-02-1682
Rev. Joseph
  wife Abigail Thompson
05-14-1669     
11-25-1670     
 
03-08-1693/94
04-27-1723
                 
Rebecca
  husband Samuel Miller
11-12-1671     
                 
 
06-25-1690     
08-09-1743
 
Patience 12-05-1674         
Mary
  husband Benjamin Fenno
11-12-1676     
02-04-1672/73
 
09-23-1696     
12-25-1758
 
Gill
  wife Mary Howard
09-22-1678     
 
 
09-21-1702     
 
 


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