Person:Robert Kinsman (2)

Robert Kinsman
b.Bef 1589
  • HRobert KinsmanBef 1589 - 1664/65
  • WUnknown _____Bef 1610 -
m. Bef 1630
  1. Robert Kinsman1629 - 1711/12
  2. Mary Kinsman1631 -
  3. Hannah KinsmanAbt 1632 - 1678
  4. Sarah KinsmanAbt 1633 -
  5. Martha KinsmanAbt 1634 - 1666
  6. Tabitha KinsmanAbt 1639 - Aft 1674
Facts and Events
Name Robert Kinsman
Alt Name Robert Kingsman
Gender Male
Birth[1] Bef 1589
Marriage Bef 1630 Based on estimated date of birth of eldest known child.
to Unknown _____
Emigration[1] 1634 On the Mary & John.
Residence[1] 1634 Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts, United States
Will[1][4] 25 Jan 1664/65 Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts, United States
Occupation[1] Glazier.
Death[1] 28 Jan 1664/65 Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts, United States
Estate Inventory[1] 7 Feb 1664/65 £234 4s., of which £150 was real estate.
Probate[1][4] 28 Mar 1665 Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts, United States

Will and Probate

Estate of Robert Kjnsiman of Ipswich. "These presents declareth that I Robert Kinsman of Ipswich in the County of Essex being at present sick and weake of Body but through gods mercy inioyeing my vnderstanding and memory doe make this my last will and testament first I doe give my soule into the hands of Jesus Christ my body to be desently buried in Ipswich burying place And for my outward estate I dispose as follow(;th Item I doe giue and bequeath vnto my sonn Eobert my meddow Land att chebacho which he doth now impue to the halfes payeing vnto Isaack & Sarah Ringe the chilldren of my daughter mary ten pound apecce when they come to age & if either of them dye before they come to age the surviver to Inioy the whole twenty pound Item I giue vnto my daughter mary The wife of vsuall wardell ten pounds and to her foure Elder children Twenty shillings a peece viz Daniell Roger mary and Susan Ringe Item I giue vnto my daughter sarah the wife of samuell You[n]gloue my foure acre lott which I exchanged with Samuell Ayres and to her child or children which shall be then liveing after her decease Item I give vnto my Daugliter Hanah the some of forty pounds Item I give vnto my daughter martha the wife of Jacob ffoster the Some of thirty pounds Item I give vnto my daughter Tabitha Kinsman my dwelling house and apptena[n]ces & Land about it payeing out of it twenty pounds within Two yeare after my decease also I give vnto liir my sayd daughter Tabitha my househould stufe Item I give vnto my coussen Richard Nicolls ten pounds to be payd by my sayd daughter Tabi[t]lia pt of the twenty pounds and the other ten pounds to be payd vnto my Daughter Hanah by my sayd daughter Tabitha as pt of the forty pounds before given vnto her Item I give vnto my five daughters each of them a sow and I give vnto mary my daghter ffosters child my heifar. And I Apojmt my Sonn Robert Kinsman and Robert Lord Sen"" to be my Executors of this my last will to see it pformed wittness my hand this 25th of January 1664." Robert (his R K mark) Kinsman. Witness: Eben (his E mark) Dane, Robert Lord.
Proved in Ipswich Court, Mar. 28, 1665 by Robert Lord, Sr., and Eben Dane.
Inventory taken Feb 7 1664 by John Dane and Simon (his -- mark) Thomson. Received in Ipswich Court Mar. 28, 1665.
Robert Lord, sr., being named as executor in the will, did not accept it, but renounced it Mar. 28, 1665 in open court.S3
Based on the chronology, January 1664 dates can be read as January 1664/5.

Mary and John (1634)
This Mary and John, to be distinguished from the 1630 voyage, sailed in early 1634. The passenger list is somewhat more certain by virtue of lists of oathtakers dated 24 and 26 Mar 1633/4, but it does not cover the entire list.
Sailed: late Mar 1633/4 from Southampton, England under Master Robert Sayres
Arrived: June? 1634 at Boston, Massachusetts Bay Colony

~75 (Full List)
Thomas Avery - William Ballard - John Bartlett - George Browne - Richard and Edith Browne - William Clarke - Robert Coker - Thomas and Anna Cole - Nicholas Easton - Philip Fowler and family - William Franklin - Matthew Gillett - John Godfrey - William and Anne Hibbens - Richard Jacob - Stephen Jurden - Richard Kent and family - Richard Kent - Robert Kingsman - Daniel Ladd - Richard Littlehall - John Luff - Henry Lunt - John Marshe - William Moody and family - Abraham Mussey - John Mussey - Joseph Myles - Robert Neuman - William Newbey - John Newman - Thomas Newman and family - James Noyce and family - Nicholas Noyce - Christopher and Margery Osgood - Thomas Parker - Joseph Pope - Richard Reynolds - Robert Sever - Thomas Savery - William Savery- Henry Shorte - John Spencer- William SpencerThomas Sweete - William Trace - Henry Traske - Henry Travers - Adrian Vincent- Thomas West - John Wheeler and family - William White - John Woodbridge

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Other information: passenger list

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 Robert Kinsman, in Anderson, Robert Charles; George F. Sanborn; and Melinde Lutz Sanborn. The Great Migration: Immigrants to New England, 1634-1635. (Boston, Massachusetts: NEHGS, 1999-2011)

    ORIGIN: Unknown.
    MIGRATION: 1634 on the Mary & John (on 24 March 1633/4, "Robert Kingsman" was enrolled at Southampton as a passenger for New England on the Mary & John [Drake's Founders].
    OCCUPATION: Glazier [ILR 1:182].
    OFFICEHOLDING: On 13 November 1649, "Robert Kinsman, being above threescore years of age and having the sciatica, was freed from training" [EQC 1:179] [This would indicate that he was born before 1589.]

  2.   NEHGR
    Volume 45, Page 3, 1891.
  3.   NEHGR
    Volume 6, Page 346, 1852.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Robert Kinsman, in Massachusetts, Probate Court (Essex County). The Probate Records of Essex County, Massachusetts. (Salem, Massachusetts: The Essex Institute, 1916, 1917, 1920)
    v 2 p 2-4.
  5.   Stickney, Lucy W; Frederick Kinsman; and Harriet A. Bainbridge De Salis. The Kinsman Family: Genealogical Record of the Descendants of Robert Kinsman of Ipswich, Mass. from 1634 to 1875. (Boston, Mass.: Alfred Mudge & Son, 1876).

    The English material in this volume was supplied by Mrs. Harriet A. Bainbridge deSalis, later exposed for creating fraudulent pedigrees. (See the Robert Kinsman sketch in The Great Migration, 4:191.)