Henry BURT

Male Abt 1595 - 1662  (~ 67 years)


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  • Name Henry BURT 
    Born Abt 1595  Harberton, Co. Devon, ENGLAND Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Occupation Clerk of Writs 
    Reference Number 1824 
    Reference Number 7656 
    Died 30 Apr 1662  Springfield, Hampden, MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 01 May 1662  Old Burying Ground, Springfield, Hampden, MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I1824  mm
    Last Modified 14 Jan 2014 

    Father Henry BURT,   b. Abt 1565, Harberton, Co. Devon, ENGLAND Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1617, Haberton, Devonshire, ENGLAND Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 52 years) 
    Mother Isett UNKNOWN,   b. Abt 1570, Sherford, Devon, ENGLAND Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1630, Haberton, Devonshire, ENGLAND Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 60 years) 
    Married Abt 1590 
    Family ID F1207  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Ulalia MARCHE,   b. Abt 1598, Sherford, Devon, ENGLAND Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Aug 1690, Springfield, Hampden, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 92 years) 
    Married 28 Dec 1619  Dean Prior, Co. Devon, ENGLAND Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Immigratn 1638/39  Roxbury, Suffolk, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    • Emigrated from England to Roxbury, Mass., and then removed to Springfield, Mass in 1640
    Children 
     1. Sarah BURT,   b. Abt 1620, Haberton, Devonshire, ENGLAND Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1711, Stratford, Fairfield, CT Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 92 years)
     2. Elizabeth BURT,   d. 11 Oct 1710
     3. Hannah BURT,   b. 28 Apr 1641, Springfield, Hampden, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 01 Aug 1680, Springfield, Hampden, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 39 years)
    +4. Dorcas BURT,   b. 19 Apr 1643, Springfield, Hampden, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Apr 1743, Windsor, Hartford, CT Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 99 years)
    +5. Patience BURT,   b. 18 Aug 1645, Springfield, Hampden, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 02 Oct 1732, Springfield, Hampden, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
    +6. Mercy BURT,   b. 27 Sep 1647, Springfield, Hampden, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef Jul 1706  (Age < 58 years)
     7. Samuel BURT,   b. Abt 1623, Harberton, Co. Devon, ENGLAND Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Nov 1625, Harberton, Co. Devon, ENGLAND Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 2 years)
     8. Abigail BURT,   b. Abt 1623, Harberton, Co. Devon, ENGLAND Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 03 Feb 1692  (Age ~ 69 years)
    +9. Jonathon BURT,   d. 19 Oct 1715, Springfield, Hampden, MA Find all individuals with events at this location
     10. Henry BURT,   b. Abt 1627, Haberton, Devonshire, ENGLAND Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 03 Jan 1690, Haberton, Devonshire, ENGLAND Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 63 years)
     11. David BURT,   d. 09 Sep 1690, Northampton, Hampshire, MA Find all individuals with events at this location
     12. Mary BURT,   bur. 18 Jul 1634, Harberton, Co. Devon, ENGLAND Find all individuals with events at this location
    +13. Mary BURT,   d. 30 Aug 1689, Deerfield, Franklin, MA Find all individuals with events at this location
    +14. Nathaniel BURT,   d. 29 Sep 1720, Longmeadow, Hampden, MA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 3 Oct 2017 
    Family ID F1209  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Abt 1595 - Harberton, Co. Devon, ENGLAND Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 28 Dec 1619 - Dean Prior, Co. Devon, ENGLAND Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsImmigratn - 1638/39 - Roxbury, Suffolk, MA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 30 Apr 1662 - Springfield, Hampden, MA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 01 May 1662 - Old Burying Ground, Springfield, Hampden, MA Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Lost house to fire in Roxbury, MA in 1639. Received compensation for fire November 1639 at Roxbury, MA, recorded in Massachusetts Bay Colony records. Moved to Springfield, MA in 1640, of which town he may be regarded as one of the founding fathers and chief citizens, though he did not arrive with the earliest settlers. [1]
    • With Henry Smith, Thomas Cooper, Samuel Chapin and Richard Sikes, he was a member of the first board of Selectmen, 1644, serving continuously through 1652 and again in 1654. Shortly thereafter, the family was represented on the board by his eldest son Jonathan. Henry Burt was the first to hold, in Springfield, the Office of Clerk of Writs, being elected 29 May 1649 and serving until his death in 1662. The vital statistics for that period are in his handwriting. After Rev. George Moxon left Springfield, the town for some time was without a settled minister and got along with what may be termed lay readers as a substitute. It was voted 18 Feb 1665/6, that Mr. Holyoke and Henry Burt should carry on the work of the Sabbath, and recompense was voted to Deacon Wright, Deacon Chapin, Mr. Holyoke and Henry Burt for their labors in that work the previous summer. On 9 Nov 1657, Mr. Holyoke, Mr. Pynchon, Deacon Chapin, and Henry Burt were appointed to continue this work. Although there were attempts to secure a settled minister, none remained long until the Rev. Pelatiah Glover commenced his pastorate in 1660. [1]

  • Sources 
    1. [S34] Hale, House and Related Families, Jacobus, Donald Lines & Waterman, Edgar Francis, (Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford, CT, 1952).

    2. [S33] Bliss Family in America, Bliss, Aaron Tyler, (Published by the Author, Midland, Michigan, 1982).