Jonathon BURT

Male - 1715


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  • Name Jonathon BURT 
    Gender Male 
    Baptism 23 Jan 1624  Harberton, Co. Devon, ENGLAND Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Reference Number 2550 
    Reference Number 3828 
    Died 19 Oct 1715  Springfield, Hampden, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I2550  mm
    Last Modified 27 Feb 2004 

    Father Henry BURT,   b. Abt 1595, Harberton, Co. Devon, ENGLAND Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Apr 1662, Springfield, Hampden, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 67 years) 
    Mother 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 
    Family ID F1209  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Elizabeth LOBDELL,   b. 1631, Northham., Devonshire, ENGLAND Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Nov 1684, Springfield, Hampden, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 53 years) 
    Married 20 Oct 1651  Boston, Suffolk, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Children 
     1. Elizabeth BURT,   b. 29 Dec 1652
    +2. Jonathon BURT,   b. 12 Jul 1654, Springfield, Hampden, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Jun 1707, Dedham, Norfolk, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years)
    +3. Sarah BURT,   b. 04 Sep 1656, Springfield, Hampden, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 09 Nov 1746  (Age 90 years)
     4. John BURT,   b. 23 Jun 1658,   d. Jan 1712  (Age 53 years)
     5. Mercy BURT,   b. 07 Jun 1661,   d. 02 Sep 1685  (Age 24 years)
     6. Henry BURT,   b. 1665,   d. 11 Dec 1748  (Age 83 years)
    Last Modified 3 Oct 2017 
    Family ID F1432  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Deliverance LANGTON,   d. 10 Jun 1718, Suffield, Hartford, CT Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 14 Dec 1686  Springfield, Hampden, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3
    Last Modified 3 Oct 2017 
    Family ID F1702  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBaptism - 23 Jan 1624 - Harberton, Co. Devon, ENGLAND Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 20 Oct 1651 - Boston, Suffolk, MA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 14 Dec 1686 - Springfield, Hampden, MA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 19 Oct 1715 - Springfield, Hampden, MA Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • "As eldest surviving son of Henry Burt, he began early in life to follow his father's pattern of public service. Even before his father's death, he was elected a Selectman, serving from 1657 to 1659; and after a considerable hiatus, again in 1676, 1680, 1682, 1684, 1687, 1689, 1691, and1697. He was Town Clerk from 1697 through 1700. He took his turn as fence viewer in 1660 and 1664; appraiser for town rates (we should call it assessor), 1663; surveyor of highways, 1652, 1655, and 1662; measurer of land, 1662 and 1663; and hayward, 1683. He was on the committee to arrange for building a new meeting house in 1674, and in 1669 was appointed with Miles Morgan to sit in the gallery to check disorderly youths during worship. He is often referred to as "Deacon" in the town records.
      His record, we are happy to report, falls just a trifle short of perfection, for in 1665 he was one of sixteen men fined for absenting themselves from town meeting without sufficient excuse. Lacking our modern fines for petty traffic violations, the Town had to reinforce its finances in this and other ways. he was also one of ten men complained of for turning their cattle into a certain field contrary to order; and in the good company of John Holyoke, Widow Bliss, and others, his fence was found defective in 1678. But he made himself useful by keeping a bull which the selectmen hired in 1681 and 1682 to serve the lower end of town. The bullthereafter appears no more in town minutes, but whether he wore himself out in twoyears, or some other inhabitant produced a more virile specimen for thw town's use, we are not informed." Jonathon Burt wrote an eye-witness account of the burning ofSpringfield, MA, 10/5/1675 by Indians. [1]

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

    2. [S43] Lincoln and Kellogg, Kaye, Ruth Lincoln, (Professional Printing Co., Washington D.C., 1973).

    3. [S41] Pynchon Marriage Records.