|Birth: ||1601, England|
Rhode Island, USA
Born by about 1601, based on age of eldest child. Innkeeper who came from Sudbury, Suffolk, to Massachusetts Bay in 1630. First settled in Boston; moved to Portsmouth RI in 1638. Died after 11 March 1677/8 (date of will).
Married by 1630 (and by 1626 if she was the mother of the eldest child) Elizabeth _____, who was named in his will of 11 March 1677/8. (There is the possibility that William Baulston had two wives named Elizabeth. In the record of admission to Boston church of Elizabeth, the wife of William Baulston, in 1630 there is the annotation next to her name "dead since." It is unlikely that the clerk of the Boston church was making such notations in 1678 of persons who had left Boston forty years earlier. Most of these annotations appear to have been made by the 1650s, so William Baulston's wife Elizabeth may have died while they were still living in Boston, and he remarried to a woman with the same given name.)
On 2 November 1637, "Sergeant Boston, being convented for having his hand to the seditious libel called a remonstrance or petition [in favor of John Wheelwright], is disfranchised, fined £20, & discharged from bearing any public office," and on 15 November 1637 the fine was reduced to £15. On 20 November 1637 "Willi: Baulston" was included in the list of Boston men to be disarmed, and £5 was remitted in the general amnesty of 6 September 1638. On 12 March 1637/8 "Goo: William Baulston" was one of eleven who had license from the General Court to depart.
This sequence of events, of course, led to Baulston's move to Portsmouth, Rhode Island. It should be noted, however, that despite the order of 2 November 1637, he continued to sit as Boston selectman until 2 April 1638; perhaps the court order only extended to colony offices.
Source: Anderson's Winthrop Fleet.
Elizabeth Baulston Coggeshall Gould (1628 - 1700)*
Created by: Linda Mac
Record added: Apr 17, 2009
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