Person:Robert Hinsdale (3)

Deacon Robert Hinsdale
b.Bef 1611
  • HDeacon Robert HinsdaleBef 1611 - 1675
  • WAnn _____Bef 1616 -
m. Bef 1636
  1. Elizabeth Hinsdale1635/36 - 1669
  2. Samuel Hinsdale1636/37 - 1675
  3. Barnabas Hinsdale1639 - 1675
  4. Gamaliel Hinsdale1642/43 - 1689
  5. Mary Hinsdale1643/44 - 1681/82
  6. Experience Hinsdale1645/46 - 1676
  7. John Hinsdale1647/48 - 1675
  8. Ephraim Hinsdale1650 - 1681
  • HDeacon Robert HinsdaleBef 1611 - 1675
  • WElizabeth _____Est 1621 - 1689
m. Est 1660
Facts and Events
Name[1] Deacon Robert Hinsdale
Gender Male
Birth[2] Bef 1611 Based on estimated date of marriage.
Marriage Bef 1636 Estimate based on date of birth of eldest known child.
to Ann _____
Marriage Est 1660 to Elizabeth _____
Death[1][5] 18 Sep 1675 South Deerfield, Franklin, Massachusetts Combatant of Bloody Brook
  1. 1.0 1.1 Robert Hensdell (or Hinsdale), in Andrews, Herbert Cornelius; Alfred L. (Alfred Lyman) Holman; and Sanford C. (Sanford Charles) Hinsdale. Hinsdale genealogy: descendants of Robert Hinsdale of Dedham, Medfield, Hadley and Deerfield, with an account of the French family of De Hinnisdal. (Lombard, Illinois: Printed for Alfred Hinsdale Andrews, 1906)

    Deacon Robert Hinsdale1 the emigrant and founder of the family in America, came to Dedham, Mass., probably from Dedham, County Essex, England, and was a proprietor of that town in 1637. He was made a member of the Board of Selectmen, July 18, 1637. His home was "on the Easternmost playne." On July 28, 1638, the town granted to him "six acres of meadow land besides the bill." He was one of the eight founders of Dedham first church, November 8, 1638. On March 13, 1639, he was admitted freeman of Massachusetts Colony. … In 1645, he was chosen a member of the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company of Massachusetts. … On November 14, 1649 he was appointed one of a committee of Dedham citizens to organize a new town which afterwards came to be Medfield, Mass. In 1651 the General Court of Massachusetts Colony incorporated the town, the 41st in the colony, and named it Medfield. Robert Hinsdale was chosen one of its first Board of Selectmen and served six years. … About 1667 he removed with his family to the Connecticut Valley, settling first at Hadley, Mass., where in 1672 he was released from military dury "on account of age and a sore leg." … He and his four sons were inhabitants of Deerfield, November 13,1673. He was there deacon of the first church and one of the principal and most active citizens. Deacon Robert Hinsdale and his three sons, Samuel, Barnabas and John, were slain in the ever memorable fight with the Indians at Muddy (afterwards called Bloody) Brook, near Deerfield.

  2. Sheldon, George. Biographical Sketchs of the Settlers at Pocumtuck Before Philip's War. History and Proceedings of the Pocumtuck Valley Memorial Association. (Pocumtuck Valley Memorial Association, 1890-1921)
    1:70-71, 1890.

    Hensdell, now Hinsdale, Robert — A born pioneer. He was a settler and founder of the towns and the churches of Dedham and of Medfield; was of Hadley in 1672; was soon after here with five stalwart sons, Barnabas, Samuel, Experience, John and Ephraim; was an original proprietor in the 8000 acre grant; he married Ann, prob. dau. of Peter Woodward of Dedham, and (2) about 1668, Elizabeth, wid. of John Hawks of Hadley. Robert and his sons Barnabas, Samuel and John were killed with Lothrop at Bloody Brook. Samuel was our first settler; he left a family, and was the ancestor of those bearing the name in the Conn. Valley. Experience was a guide for the expedition to the Peskeompskut Falls, May 18, 1676; was lost with Capt. Turner. Ephraim retired to Hatfield, where he died Aug. 20, 1680.

  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)

    Robert (Hinsdale, Hensdell or Hindsell, sometimes Ensdell), Dedham, one of the found. of the ch. there 8 Nov. 1638, freem. 13 Mar. 1639, by w. Ann had Barnabas, b. 13, bapt. 17 Nov. 1639; Gamaliel, perhaps mistak. for Samuel, 5, bapt. 13 Mar. 1642; Mary, 14, bapt. 25 Feb. 1644; Experience, 23 Jan. bapt. 8 Feb. 1646; John, 27 Jan. bapt. 16 Apr. 1648, but the ch. rec. has this ch. Mary, wh. I assume to be error; and Ephraim, 26 Sept. bapt. 27 Oct. 1650. He was of ar. co. 1645, rem. to Medfield, where he aided in form. ch. thence to Hadley resid. sev. yrs. m. Eliz. wid. of John Hawks. rem. to Deerfield, there was gather. his harvest in the corn fields, and k. with his s. Barnabas, John, and Samuel, when Capt. Lathrop with the flower of Essex fell at Bloody brook. His wid. m. Thomas Dibble; and d. Eliz. m. at Boston 7 July 1657, James Rising.

  4.   Anderson, Robert Charles. The English Origin of Robert(1) Hinsdale of Dedham, Medfield, Hadley and Deerfield, Massachusetts. American Genealogist (D.L. Jacobus). (Jul 1993)
  5. Thomas Dibble [wife's 3rd husband], in Alicia Crane Williams. Early New England Families, 1641-1700. (New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2013).