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John Balch
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Birth: 1605, England
Death: 1648
Essex County
Massachusetts, USA

Born by about 1605 based on estimated date of marriage. Came to Massachusetts Bay in 1624 & first settled at Cape Ann MA. Moved to Salem in 1626, & later to Beverly MA. Died in Salem between 15 May 1648 (date of will) and 28 June 1648 (probate of will).
MARRIAGE: (1) By 1636 (and by about 1629 if she was the mother of all his children) Margery _____; she was in the list of Salem church members compiled in December 1636.
(2) Annis _____, named in John Balch's will of 15 May 1648; she died before 24 November 1657, when her illegal will was presented at court. (On 29 June 1680, Benjamin Balch describes Annis Balch, deceased, as his mother-in-law, and calls himself her legal heir.
Various sources give one or another parish in Somersetshire as the place of origin of John Balch, but these are unsupported by evidence and are little more than guesses. Balch was certainly one of the men sent over by the Dorchester Company in the early 1620s to settle a fishing colony in New England, and so he is properly known as one of the Old Planters; 
Family links: 
  Margery Balch
  Annis Balch
  Benjamin Balch (1629 - 1714)*
  John Balch (1631 - ____)*
*Calculated relationship
Created by: Linda Mac
Record added: Apr 18, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 35999003

- M Davey
 Added: Jul. 8, 2015

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