Person:Stephen Bachiler (2)

Rev. Stephen Bachiler
d.Oct 1656 London, England
  • HRev. Stephen Bachiler1561 - 1656
  • WAnn BateAbt 1565 - Abt 1616
m. Abt 1587
  1. Nathaniel BachilerAbt 1590 - Bef 1645
  2. Deborah Bachiler1592 - Bef 1653
  3. Stephen Bachiler1594 - 1680
  4. Reverend Samuel Bachiler1596/97 - Aft 1625
  5. Anne BatchelderAbt 1600 - Aft 1640
  6. Theodate BatchelderAbt 1610 - 1649
m. 2 Mar 1623
  • HRev. Stephen Bachiler1561 - 1656
  • WHelena _____Abt 1583 -
m. 26 Mar 1627
  • HRev. Stephen Bachiler1561 - 1656
  • WMary BaileyEst 1620 -
m. Bef 14 Feb 1648
Facts and Events
Name Rev. Stephen Bachiler
Gender Male
Birth[8] 23 Jun 1561 Wherwell, Hampshire, England
Alt Birth? 23 Jun 1561 South Stoneham, Hampshire, England
Graduation[10][7] 3 Feb 1586 St. John's College, Oxford University, Oxford, EnglandBachelor of Arts, St. John's College, Oxford University
Marriage Abt 1587 Englandto Ann Bate
Marriage 2 Mar 1623 Abbotts Ann, Hampshire, Englandto Christian _____
Marriage 26 Mar 1627 Abbotts Ann, Hampshire, Englandto Helena _____
Immigration[11] 5 Jun 1632 New EnglandAboard the William and Francis
Other[7] 6 May 1635 Freeman
Residence[12][15] From Oct 1638 to 1647 Hampton, Norfolk County, New Hampshire
Marriage Bef 14 Feb 1648 Kittery, York, Maine, United Statesto Mary Bailey
Other[13][7] Aft 1651 EnglandMigration
Death[9] Oct 1656 London, England
Burial[7][9] 31 Oct 1656 All Hallows Staining, London (City of), London, England

 No accepted parents?

Reference Number? Q7608632?

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Stephen Bachiler (23 June 1561 - 28 October 1656) was an English clergyman who was an early proponent of the separation of church and state in American Colonies. He is also known for starting such settlements as Hampton, New Hampshire.

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Disputed Lineages

Philip Bachiler and Ann Flanders often noted as parents of Reverend Bachiler, but this lineage is currently discredited.

  1.   Cutter, William Richard. Genealogical and Family History of Northern New York: a Record of the Achievements of Her People in the Making of a Commonwealth and the Founding of a Nation. (New York, New York: Lewis Historical Pub. Co., 1910).
  2.   Stephen Bachiler, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.
  3.   Lane Memorial Library, Hampton, New Hampshire. Hampton Genealogy Database. (Name:; (bad link)).
  4.   Sanborn, Nathan, M.D. (Henniker, NH). The Sanborn Family. (The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, Volume 10, 1856)
  5.   Pope, Charles Henry. The Pioneers of Maine and New Hampshire, 1623-1660. (Boston, Mass: Charles H Pope, 1908)
  6.   Greene, Mary J. Ancestry and descendants of Deacon David Batchelder of Hampton Falls, New Hampshire: born January 13, 1736, died March 11, 1811. (Hampton Falls, N. H.: Batchelder Reunion Association, 1902., 1902)

    Suefitz/Ancestry and Descendants of Deacon David BATCHELDER of Hampton Falls, New Hampshire

  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 Stephen Bachiler, in Anderson, Robert Charles. The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England, 1620-1633. (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1995).

    page 3 "EDUCATION: Matriculated about 1581 at Oxford from St. John's College, and received his B.A. 3 February 1585/6." ...
    "Stephen Bachiler returned to England after these events, and most secondary sources claim that he made that trip in 1654 when his grandson Stephen Samborne returned to England."

  8. Abell, Horace A.l. Ancestors of Robert Abell, Second Publisher:, Second Address: Fremont, California. (Privately printed, Rochester, 1933)
    page 9 .

    "REV. STEPHEN BACHILER, born 1561, in Hackney, near London, England."

  9. 9.0 9.1 Sanborn, George Freeman. The New Hampshire Genealogical Record: Rev. Stephen Bachiler of Hampton: Some Additional Information, Volume: vol. 8, No. 1. (January 1991).

    "Steeven Batchiller, minister, that died at Robert Barbers, was buried in the new churchyard Oct. 31, 1656."... "That Mr. Bachiler returned to England in old age, after the collapse of his fourth marriage, has long been known. Reports that he died in Hackney, Middlesex, in 1660, aged 100 years, appeared in print, but were long ago disproved. These were based partly on tradition that he lived to a great age and died in England, and partly on a hasty conclusion made in error by someone reading material published in the Collections of the Massachusetts Historical Society. vol. VIII. - Fourth Series."

  10. Victor C. Sanborn. Stephen Bachiler, An Unforgiven Puritan, Url: http:/
    page 3 "At Oxford Bachiler continued until February, 1586, when he proceeded B.A.".
  11. Demos, John Putnam. Entertaining Satan: Witchcraft and the Culture of Early New England, Isbn: 0-9-503378-7. (Oxford University Press, Inc., New York, 1982)
    page 316 "In 1632, when he was already past seventy years old, the Rev. Bachiller sailed for New England accompanied by a number of relatives, friends, and ecclesiastical followers. Accepting a call to preach at Saugus (later Lynn) in theBay Colony, he became at once a center of contention there.".
  12. Pierce, Frederick Clifton. Batchelder, Batcheller genealogy: descendants of Rev. Stephen Bachiler of England, a leading non- conformist, who settled the town of New Hampton, New Hampshire, and Joseph, Henry, Joshua and John Batcheller of Essex Co., Massachusetts. (Chicago, Ill. : : Press of W.B. Conkey Company, , 1898)
    page 30 .

    "His next removal was to Newbury, where, on the 6th of July, 1638, the town made him a grant of land, and on the 7th of October, 1638, the General Court of Massachusetts, in order to be rid of a troublesome pastor, and also to strengthen their claim to the territory, more than three miles north of the Merrimac, granted Mr. Stephen Bachiler and his company, who had petitioned therefor, liberty to begin a plantation at Winnicunnet, now called Hampton, N. H. On Tuesday, October 16, 1638."

  13. Newhall, James R., and Alonzo Lewis. History of Lynn, Essex County, Massachusetts: including Lynnfield, Saugus, Swampscot, and Nahant. (Lynn, Massachusetts: Printed for James R. Newhall, 1865)
    page 159 .

    "Soon after this, in 1651, Mr. Bachiler left the country and returned to England, where he married his fourth wife, being himself ninety years of age, and his third wife, Mary, being still living."

  14.   The Lane Memorial Library web site has several articles about Reverend Bachiler
  15. A plaque on the stone in Hampton, New Hampshire's Founder's Park commemorating the founding of the town in 1638 reads:
    "A little band of pioneers under the leadership of REV. STEPHEN BACHILER of Southampton, England seeking a larger liberty in October 1638 settled in the wilderness near this spot to plant a free church in a free town. They were joined in 1639 by others and in that year the town was incorporated. To do honor to the founders and fathers of Hampton, to exalt the ideals for which they strove, and as an inspiration to posterity, this memorial is dedicated October 14, 1925."
The William and Francis (1632)
The William and Francis was one of two ships sent as part of the "Plough Company" to settle a patent in Saco, Maine. They were never able to occupy the patent and soon failed.
Sailed: March 9, 1632 from London, England under Master Thomas
Arrived: June 5, 1632 in New England

Stephen Bachiler family and Sanborne grandsons (Stephen, John, William) - Mary Blott - Edward Dillingham family - Robert Gamlin family - Walter Harris - John Hart - Thomas Hayward - William Hills - Christopher Hussey family - Thomas James family - John Leavens family - Joseph Mannering - John Mayo - William Norton* - Thomas Oliver family - Thomas Paine* - Francis Peabody - Capt. William Perkins - John Smalley - Rev. Thomas Weld family - John Whitson - Edward Winslow - Deborah Wing (and sons) - Thomas Woodford
* Found on Gov. Winthrop's list, but some doubt as to actual presence on the William and Francis.

Resources: William and Francis Passenger List

Stephen Bachiler was the most prominent, and accounts of his life generally touch on the Plough Company and the William and Francis. See, e.g. Stephen Bachiler at Wikipedia - Material at Hampton, NH Library