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HENRY BIRDSALL (d. 1651) of Salem
Henry Birdsall of Salem died in 1651. [Ref]
He appears to have led an obscure existence; appearing only rarely in the records and never holding a public office, other than juryman.
He was a freeman on 2 May 1638. [Ref]
Henry was on the jury of the 25 (1) 1639 Court at Salem. [Ref] He was a witness in the case of Randall Hailden against Goody Oliver, discharged at the 9 (5) 1644 Court at Salem. [Ref] Henry Birdsall witnessed the will of John Sanders on 22 Oct 1645. [Ref]
Henry Birdsall's will was deposed and the inventory taken in at the 28 (9) 1651 court at Salem. The inventory amounted to a meagre 47£ 19 s. 10 d, it included an old sword, a musket and timber, suggesting that he might have been a carpenter. [Ref]
Children of Henry Birdall:
Parents: Probably Henry Birdsall
Judith Birdsall married Henry Cook in June 1639 in Salem. [Ref]
Coffin, Joshua, "Early Settlers of Essex and Old Norfolk," New England Historical and Genealogical Register 6, 1852, 205-208, 243-254, 339-346; 7, 1853, 83 - , 357 - 360; 8, 1854, 49 - 54.
Dow, George Francis, Records and Files of the Quarterly Courts of Essex County, Essex Institute, 1911.
NewEnglandAncestors.org, Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850, online database, New England Historical and Genealogical Society, 2001-2007.
Paige, Lucius, R., "List of Freemen," New England Historical and Genealogical Register, 3, 1849, 89-96, 187-194, 239-246, 345-352.