Babcock or Badcock the name appears in both forms through out the New England records. It would also appear that both forms were adopted by different branches of the family.
Robert Babcock (Babcock)and Joanna (Isana) Phillips were married about 1648.
Samuel Babcock born July 7, 1650.
Jonathan Babcock born March 7, 1652.
Abigail Badcock born about 1653.
James Babcock born March 12, 1654.
Hannah Babcock born May 28, 1655.
Nathaniel Badcock born March 14, 1657.
Caleb Badcock born August 14, 1660.
Ebenezer Babcock born October 2, 1662.
Hopestill Babcock born November 8, 1663.
Hannah Babcock born February 8, 1664.
Elizabeth Babcock born December 24, 1666.
Thankful Babcock born February 18, 1668.
Actually the surname is Badcock not Babcock and all of the research and records I have says that Robert and the Badcocks were not from Wivenhoe, that a visit to Wivenhoe found no Badcocks or Babcocks in Parish Records and their original origins are unknown. It also states that Robert was the was the son of David Badcock, who was in Dorchester Massachusetts in 1640 and his wife Mary. It also shows that Robert was also likely the father of George Badcock, James Badcock and Margaret Badcock Leland.
One source being The Family of Badcock of Massachusetts by William Sumner Appleton. I know there is the "Babcock" genealogy by a Stephen Babcock but given that he's changed the spelling of the surname, in spite of all of the other records that show the surname Badcock.
If you have different information/documentation would you be so kind as to send it to me? I'm a Badcock descendant. Robert is my 8th great grandfather and it's through the Sumner side that I'm also related.
Thank you so much in advance! Have a great week.
Cheryl A. Stoyle
Frbuary 19, 2017
Joanna Phillips Babcock
1629–1700 (m. 1648)