Lieut Joseph Weld

Lieut Joseph Weld

Roxbury, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA
Death 14 Feb 1712 (aged 61)
Roxbury, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA
Burial Roxbury, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA
Plot B-197
Memorial ID 35016622 · View Source
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Joseph and his second wife Sarah are my maternal 7th Great-Grandparents. Son of John Weld (1623-1691) and Margaret Bowen (1629-1692).

Conflicting birth dates have been found for Joseph in various records, showing dates of 13 Sep 1650, 15 Sep 1650 and 6 Jun 1649. I have not yet reconciled these date differences.

Married (first wife) Elizabeth Devotion 2 Sep 1674 at Roxbury, Mass., daughter of Edward Devotion (abt 1621-1685) and Mary Curtis (1627-1713).


Margaret (1675-1678)
Elizabeth (1677-1761)

Married (second wife) Sarah Faxon 27 Nov 1679 at Roxbury, Mass, daughter of Thomas Faxon Jr. (abt 1628-1662) and Deborah Thayer (abt 1634-1662).


Margaret (1680-aft 1746)
Joseph (1683-1760)
Sarah (1685-1685)
Sarah (1687-1742)
John (1689-1764)
Thomas (1692-1692)
Deborah (1694-1732)
Mary (1695-1786)
Daniel (1697-1761)
Edward (1700-1701)
Ebenezer (1702-1767)

The following text is taken from "The History of Peter Parker and Sarah Ruggles of Roxbury, Mass.":

There was no help available when Joseph was born. Presumably, Margaret delivered Joseph on her own accord.

Joseph Weld was in the service of the Massachusetts Colony, with the rank of lieutenant, he resided on what was later known as the Bussey Farm in West Roxbury, the property of Harvard College, which was granted to the children of Captain Joseph Weld, his grandfather, by the General Court in 1660, and confirmed by the House of Representatives in 1708.

In 1706 Joseph Weld and forty-four others " at the west end of Roxbury towards Dedham ", commonly called " Jamaica End " and " Spring Street", on account of the great distance from the meeting-house, and the " great travail and time in going and returning ", prayed the General Court to be made a separate precinct, to be freed from taxes for the old parish, and for aid in building a meeting-house.

Nothing came of this first petition, which was followed in 1710-11 by a more successful second petition.

Among those who signed the second petition at the western end of Roxbury on 7 Feb. 1710-11, occur the names of Nath. Holmes, Isaac Bowen, Joseph Weld, John Griggs, John Cass, James Griggs, Ichabod Davis, John Weld.

The Second Church of Roxbury formed from members of the First, was gathered together 2 Nov. 1712 in their meeting-house which had been built without permission in the interval between the two petitions. The Rev. Ebenezer Thayer of Boston was installed as their first pastor on 26 Nov. 1712.

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  • Created by: Jeff Zinsli
  • Added: 20 Mar 2009
  • Find a Grave Memorial 35016622
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Lieut Joseph Weld (6 Jun 1650–14 Feb 1712), Find a Grave Memorial no. 35016622, citing Eliot Burying Ground, Roxbury, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA ; Maintained by Jeff Zinsli (contributor 46827392) .