Person:Sylvester Baldwin (1)

Sylvester Baldwin
d.21 Jun 1638 At Sea
m. 28 Sep 1590
  1. George Baldwin1590 - 1596
  2. Richard Baldwin1591 - 1665
  3. Henry Baldwin1592/93 - bet 1661
  4. Sylvester Baldwin1595 - 1638
  5. John Baldwin1598 - 1631/32
  6. William Baldwin1601 - aft 1676
  7. Jane Baldwin1603 - bef 1622
  8. Alice Baldwin1605 - 1629
  • HSylvester Baldwin1595 - 1638
  • WSarah Bryan1601 - 1669
m. 1620
  1. Sarah Baldwin1621 - 1663
  2. Richard Baldwin1622 - 1665
  3. Mary Baldwin1623 - 1625
  4. Mary Baldwin1625 - 1707/08
  5. Martha Baldwin1628 - bef 1669
  6. Samuel Baldwin1632 - 1632/33
  7. Elizabeth Baldwin1633/34 - 1633/34
  8. John Baldwin1635 - 1683
  9. Ruth Baldwin1636 -
Facts and Events
Name Sylvester Baldwin
Gender Male
Birth? 1595 Cholesbury, Buckinghamshire, England
Alt Birth? 1595 Aston Clinton, Buckinghamshire, England
Marriage 1620 Cholesbury, Buckinghamshire, Englandearly 1620
to Sarah Bryan
Death[1] 21 Jun 1638 At SeaAboard Ship "Martin" for America
Will[1] 21 Jun 1638
Probate[1] 13 Jul 1638 Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United StatesWill Proved
Probate[1] 4 Sep 1638 Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United StatesAdministration to wife, son Richard at Court of Assistants
Burial? Died enroute and was buried at sea.

Sylvester Baldwin came from St. Bernards Parish of Aston Clinton, Buckingham, England. He is first mentioned in the will of his uncle Richard in 1632/1663 as executor and residuary legatee -- a high complement on his nephew from a man of the property and apparent good sense of Richard -- especially as the next heir of Richard was a prosperous lawyer. The Baldwin genealogy says Sylvester married in England Sarah Bryan, called "no doubt a relative of Alexander Bryan." He emigrated with his family on the "Martin" bound for Boston in 1638 and died on board ship. His nuncupative will was made on shipboard 21 June 1638, and it was proved at Boston on 13 July following. It named his wife and six children: Richard, Sarah, Mary, Martha, Ruth and John. According to Baldwin, the Massachusetts Record 1:234 gives the probate of Sylvester's nuncupative will: "A courte of assistents held at Boston the 4th of the 7th month 1638." "4 Sept. the will of Silvester Bauldwin was presented unto the court, and his wife Sarah and sonne Richird were alowed executors according to the will." Baldwin was unable to find the terms of the will itself.

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Baldwin, Charles Candee. The Baldwin Genealogy, from 1500 to 1881. (Cleveland, Ohio: Leader Printing Co., 1881), pas 41 - 45.

Martin (1638)
The voyage of this ship is only known through the death of one of its passengers, and the settlement of his estate by depositions of witnesses as to the will.
Sailed: Spring 1638 from Unspecified Port, England
Arrived: between 21 Jun and 13 Jul 1638 at Boston, Massachusetts Bay Colony

? (Full List)
Sylvester Baldwin family - James Weeden family - Chad Brown family

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The line of Silvester, the emigrant plainly appears. He was son of Silvester, deceased, and nephew, not son, of Richard of Dundridge. Silvester, the emigrant, married Sarah Bryan, probably sister or other near relative of Alexander Bryan (son of Thomas Bryan of Aylesbury), the first of Milford, whose wife Ann is mentioned in the will. Silvester and Sarah had children baptized in Aston Clinton as follows: Sarah, April 22, 1621; Richard, Aug. 25, 1622; Mary, Feb. 28 1623; Mary again, Feb. 19, 1625; Martha, April 20, 1628; Samuel, Jan. 1, 1632, buried next 4th of June; Elizabeth, Jan. 25, 1633, buried Jan. 31, 1633. They also had John and Ruth, no doubt younger; all living children seem to have come hither and settled in Milford, Conn. John was afterward of Stonington, and was probably born 1634 or 1635.

Notes on the Ancestry of Sylvester Baldwin by Charles C. Baldwin, A.M.