Husband: Joseph Weld, [Captain](See notes at the bottom of this page.)
Born: 1598 at: Sudbury, Suffolk, England Married: 1620 at: Sudbury, Suffolk, England Died: 7 Oct 1646 at: Rosbury, Mass Father:Edmund Weld Mother:Amy Brewster Clark Other Spouses: Barbara Clapp NOTES
Wife: Elizabeth Shatswell (Wyse)
Born: 1600 at: of Suffolk, England Died: Oct 1638 at: Ipswich, Essex, Mass. Father:John Shatswell Mother:Judith Other Spouses: Anthony Stoddery
Name: John Weld Born: 28 Oct 1623 at: Sudbury, Suffolk, England Married: 24 Dec 1647 at: Oxwich, Glamorgan, Wales Died: 20 Sep 1691 at: Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts Spouses: Margaret Bowen
Name: Elizabeth Weld Born: 1625 at: Sudbury, Suffolk, Eng Married: 20 Mar 1641 at: Died: 5 Feb 1716 at: Spouses: Edward Denison
Name: Mary Weld Born: 1627 at: of, Rowley, Mass. Married: 1648/1649 at: Rowley, Essex, Mass Died: 5 Sep 1711 at: Middletown, Middlesex, Conn Spouses: Daniel Harris
Name: Hannah Weld Born: 1629 at: Sudbury, Suffolk, Eng Married: at: Died: 7 Jul 1647 at: Spouses: Thomas Hooker William Goodwin
Name: Thomas Weld Born: 1632 at: Sudbury, Suffolk, Eng Married: at: Died: 9 Sep 1649 at: Spouses:
Name: Edmund Weld Born: 14 Jul 1636 at: Roxbury, Suffolk, Ma Married: at: Died: at: Spouses:
Name: Denisson Weld Born: ABT 1638 at: , Roxbury, Suffolk, Ma Married: at: Died: at: Spouses:
NOTES: From G. W. Vanderhoof --
Captain Joseph WELD b 7 Apr 1599 Sudbury Suffolk ENG; will dtd 2 Jun 1646, bur 7 Oct 1646 St. Eustice Burial Grounds Roxbury Suffolk MA, son of Edmund WELD & Amye BREWSTER, m (1) 11 Oct 1620 All Saint's Church Sudbury ENG Elizabeth WYSE/SHATSWELL b 1600 Ipswitch Suffolk ENG; d 16 Oct 1638 Roxbury Suffolk MA; dau John SHATSWELL & Judith CLAPP, m (2) 20 Apr 1639 Roxbury Suffolk MA Barbara CLAPP b 1614 Venn Ottery Sudbury Suffolk ENG; d 15 Feb 1655 Boston Suffolk MA; dau Nicholas CLAPP Sr. & Elizabeth, of Venn Ottery ENG.
Capt. Joseph arrived in Boston MA Jun 1632 in the William and Francis with his first wife, Elizabeth, and four children, leaving eldest son John in England. The family was among the early members of the First Church in Roxbury, of which his brother Thomas was later pastor.
Joseph was an aid to Gov. Winthrop and a deputy to the Massachusetts General Court. He was a "mercer" or cloth merchant, as his inventory shows. The store was granted a license granted to "draw wine," on 22 May 1639, an occupation of which he seems to have tired, for on 14 May, 1645, the General Court votes, "Richard Woody, Senior, is granted to drawe wine." Joseph combined his store business with the acquisition and management of a considerable farm. Capt. Joseph showed a quixotic sense of humor in naming properties, for instance, "The Wolftrapp" and "Squirrel's Delite."
Justin Winsor speaks of him among the prominent early inhabitants of Roxbury as "a wealthy merchant active in military affairs." He became a freeman 3 Mar, 1635. He was a selectman of Roxbury prior to 1643, deputy from Roxbury to General Court, and was a witness of Indian statement of submission to MA Govt, signed by Sacanonoco and Pumhorn, 22 June, 1643.
His military career began by his being recorded as "Ensigne" as early as Mar 1637/8. He was Captain of the Roxbury Training Band. As such, he was an original member of the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company. "The Roxbury Company of Militia of which Joseph Weld was first captain was in 1636 included in the regiment of which Winthrop was Colonel and Dudley Lieut-Colonel. There were Roxbury men in the expedition under Stroughton against the Pequods in 1637." He served in other Indian warfare. He was "one of the leaders in every good movement for the benefit of Roxbury." When the "Free School" was founded in 1645 and a board of "Feofees" or trustees, were chosen to govern it, his name heads the list. Joseph Weld was one of first donors to Harvard College. Weld Hall and an addition to Harvard's library, the Weld collection, are named for him. He also founded Roxbury Latin School. His interest in education is further seen by the gift of a brief term scholarship for worthy but poor students in Harvard, as his will, quoted in "Weld Collections" shows.
When his last child was born, 2 Aug 1645, Eliot wrote the father being "now in great affliction by a soare on his tongue."
Will of "richest man in the colony," inventoried as 10,000 pounds sterling.
(Desc: B. Barbour, K. Beal, J. Bryant, R. Clinesmith, M. Daley, T. Goodwill, M. Gray, D. Hinman, John Kerry, P Miller, M. Olney, D. Reed, D. Rudgers, L. Sirois, Richard Turk, Vanderhoof, L. Webb, Roger Weld, Ted Weld, Wally Weld, Gov. Wm. Weld, B. Zierow)
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