Person:Joseph Twitchell (11)

Joseph Twitchell
b.Abt 1600
m. by abt 1625
  1. Benjamin TwitchellEst 1625 - 1681
Facts and Events
Name[1] Joseph Twitchell
Gender Male
Birth[1] Abt 1600
Marriage by abt 1625 to Unknown _____
Death[2] 13 Sep 1657 Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts
Estate Inventory[1] 8 Oct 1657 £43-15-04; £3-04 in real estate.

The Family of Richard Twitchell of Chesham, Buckinghamshire

Robert Charles Anderson concludes that "While this scenario (that Joseph and Benjamin Twitchell of Dorchester were sons of Richard of Chesham), is not impossible, it seems highly unlikely, making both men appear much older than they appear to be from the New England records. In particular, if this arrangement were correct, Benjamin Twitchell would be about fifty years old at his marriage to Mary Riggs."[1]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Anderson, Robert Charles. The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England, 1620-1633. (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1995)

    Origin: Unknown
    Emigration: 1633
    First Residence: Dorchester
    Church Membership: Membership in first Dorchester church implied by freemanship. Admitted to second Dorchester church "8 1mo 1644."
    Freeman: 14 May 1634 (as "Twitchwell").

  2. Boston (Massachusetts). Record Commissioners. A Report of the Record Commissioners of the City of Boston: Containing Dorchester Births, Marriages, and Deaths to the End of 1825. (Boston, Massachusetts: Rockwell and Churchill, city printers, 1890)

    Joseph Tuchel Deceased this Life the 13 : 7 : 1657.

  3.   Savage, James. A Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England: Showing Three Generations of Those Who Came Before May, 1692, on the Basis of Farmer's Register. (Boston: Little, Brown, and Co, 1860-1862)

    Joseph Twitchell, Dorchester, 1633; perhaps brother of Francis; freeman, 14 May 1634, was there living 1656.

  4.   First Church (Dorchester, Massachusetts). Records of the First Church at Dorchester in New England, 1636-1734. (Boston, Massachusetts: G. H. Ellis, 1891)

    ...and joyned thereunto as members of [the Church at Dorchester]...
    8 1mo 1644
    Joseph Twichell