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ROBERT HIBBERT (d. 1684) of Salem and Beverly
Hibbard [Ref, p. 11] says that Robert was baptised on 13 Mar 1613 in Salisbury. [Ref, p. 12] He died between 9 Apr 1684 and 4 Jun 1684.
Robert Hibbert married Joanna Unknown. [Ref, p. 11]
Robert and Joanna were admitted to communion in the first church of Salem on 3 May 1646. [Ref, p. 12] Robert Hibbert of Salem was made a freeman on 6 (5) 1647. [Ref]
By a 30 Apr 1659 deed, Robert Hibbard, bricklayer of Salem, bought 13 acres of upland in Salem from William Hascoll. [Ref, p. 13] By an 18 Nov 1664 deed, he bought a parcel of land on Cape Ann. [Ref, p. 14]
Robert Hibbert of signed his will on 1 Apr 1684. [Ref, p. 14] In it, he mentions his wife Joanne; his sons John, Robert, Joseph and Samuel; unnamed daughters. [Ref, p. 14] His will was proved on 24 Jun 1684. [Ref, p. 15] Inventory was taken on his estate on 4 Jun 1684; it amounted to £281. [Ref, p. 12]
Children of Robert Hibbert and Joanna Unknown:
JOSEPH HIBBERT (bp. 1648 - 1701) of Beverly
Parents: Robert Hibbert and Joanna Unknown [Ref, p. 12]
Joseph Hibbert was baptised on 7 Mar 1648 in Salem. [Ref, p. 12] He died on 14 May 1701 in Beverly. [Ref] He married Elizabeth Graves on 20 Oct 1670. [Ref]
Joseph was a yeoman farmer. [Ref, p. 17]
In his will, dated 19 Apr 1701, Joseph mentions his wife Elizabeth, his eldest son Jeremiah; his son Joseph; his daughters Bridget, Rebecca and Elizabeth. [Ref, p. 18] He does not mention his married daughters.
On 21 Apr 1721, the following heirs of Joseph Hibbard, late of Boston, yeoman, agreed to release their rights to Hibbert property in Beverly: Nathaniel Abbott and his wife Dorcas; Matthew Coy of Wenham and his wife Bridget; Benjamin Haskell of Gloucester and his wife Elizabeth; Jeremiah Hibbert of Manchester and his wife Elizabeth. [Ref, p. 18]
Children of Joseph Hibbert and Elizabeth Graves:
DORCAS HIBBERT (bp. 1692 - 1743)
Parents: Joseph Hibbert and Elizabeth Graves
Dorcas Hibbert [Ref, 136;312] was baptised on 19 Jun 1692. [Ref, p. 17][Ref gives only the year] Dorcas, the wife of Lt. Nathaniel, died on 16 Feb 1742/3 in Andover. [Ref] She married Nathaniel Abbott [Ref, 136;312] on 22 Oct 1695 in Andover. [Ref][Ref][Ref]
Boltwood, Lucius Manlins, trans., "Marriages in the Town of Andover," New England Historical and Genealogical Register 3, 1849, 65-68.
Dow, George Francis, Records and Files of the Quarterly Courts of Essex
County, Essex Institute, 1911, online at
Hebard, Harvey and Ralph D. Smythe, "Descendants of Robert Hebert of Salem and Beverly, Mass.," New England Historical and Genealogical Register 51, 1897, p. 316.
Hibbard, Augustine George, Genealogy of the Hibbard Family: who are descendants of Robert Hibbard of Salem, Massachusetts, Hartford, A.G. Hibbard, 1901.
Roberts, Gary Boyd, "The New England Ancestry of H.R.H. The Princess of Wales," New England Historical and Genealogical Register 136, 1982, 85-103, 307-336.
Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850: from the New England Historical and Genealogical Society.