Friday, September 14, 2012

James Robinson "Early Settler of Hardwick Massachusetts"

  James Robinson, my 7th g-Grandfather,  was born on 15 March 1690 in Boston Massachusetts to Thomas Robinson and Sarah Dennison.

  James Robinson would work as a "house-wright", a builder of homes similar to today's occupation of a carpenter. He inherited property in Boston from his paternal Grandfather, across from the Old South Church, on what is today's Washington Street. He sold this property in 1712 and bought a home on Boyston Street. In 1714, he sold the property on Boylston Street and moved his family to Rochester Massachusetts.

  On 3 July 1711, in Roxbury Massachusetts, James Robinson married a Patience Ruggles. From this marriage two sons would be born in Boston Massachusetts and another three sons and three daughters would be born in Rochester Massachusetts.

  With the exception of one daughter, James Robinson and his family would move to  Hardwick Massachusettes. The Robinson's and the Ruggles's famlies were some of the earliest settlers of Hardwick, helping to establish the Town in 1739..


  James Robinson would die on 11 March 1762 in Hardwick and is buried at  Hardwick Central Cemetery. (See Photos)

  Family Genealogy at: http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=m-leblanc&id=I319

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