Saturday, October 1, 2011

Surname Saturday - BOYDEN (England > Medfield MA)

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It's Surname Saturday, and I'm "counting down" my Ancestral Name List each week. I am up to number 279, who is  Mary BOYDEN (1708-????), one of my 6th-great-grandparents. [Note: The 6th great-grandfathers have been covered in earlier posts]

My ancestral line back through four generations of BOYDEN  families is:

1. Randall J. Seaver

2. Frederick Walton Seaver (1911-1983)
3. Betty Virginia Carringer (1919-2002)

4. Frederick Walton Seaver (1876-1942)
5. Alma Bessie Richmond (1882-1962)

8. Frank Walton Seaver (1852-1922)
9. Hattie Louise Hildreth (1857-1920)

16. Isaac Seaver (1823-1901)
17. Lucretia Townsend Smith (1827-1884)

34. Alpheus B. Smith (1802-1840)
35. Elizabeth Horton Dill (1791-1969)

68. Aaron Smith (1765-1841)
69. Mercy Plimpton (1772-1850)

138. Amos Plimpton (1735-1808)
139. Mary Guild (1735-1800)

278.  Nathaniel Guild, born 20 March 1712 in Dedham, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States; died 10 September 1796 in Walpole, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States.  He was the son of 556. Nathaniel Guild and 557. Mehitable Farrington.  He married 12 June 1733 in Dedham, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States.
 279.  Mary Boyden, born 09 February 1708 in Wrentham, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States.

Children of Nathaniel Guild and Mary Boyden are:  Mary Guild (1735-1800); Nathaniel Guild (1741-1793); Mercy Guild (1744-????); Samuel Guild (1746-1816); Susan Guild (1750-1822); Mehitable Guild (1752-1816).

558.  Thomas Boyden, born 16 March 1682 in Medfield, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States; died 27 September 1771 in Wrentham, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States.  He married 29 April 1707 in Medfield, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States.
559.  Deborah Wight, born 01 December 1685 in Medfield, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States; died about 1714 in Massachusetts, United States.  She was the daughter of 1118. Ephraim Wight and 1119. Lydia Morse.

Children of Thomas Boyden and Deborah Wight are:  Mary Boyden (1708-????); James Boyden (1709-1779); Deborah Boyden (1711-????); Beriah Boyden (1714-????).

 1116.  Jonathan Boyden, born 20 February 1652 in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States; died 30 May 1732 in Medfield, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States.    He married  26 September 1673 in Medfield, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States.
 1117.  Mary Clark, born 12 March 1649 in Dedham, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States; died before 1732 in Medfield, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States.  She was the daughter of 2234. Joseph Clarke and 2235. Alice Fenn.

Children of Jonathan Boyden and Mary Clark are: Jonathan Boyden (1674-1719); Mary Boyden (1677-1718); Elizabeth Boyden (1678-1756); Mehitable Boyden (1680-????); Thomas Boyden (1682-1771); John Boyden (1685-1754); Joseph Boyden (1687-1758; Sarah Boyden (1690-????).

 2232.  Thomas Boyden, born 1613 in Ipswich, Suffolk, England; died 1682 in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States.  He married before 1639.
 2233.  Frances, born about 1620 in England; died 17 March 1658 in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States.

Children of Thomas Boyden and Frances are:  Thomas Boyden (1639-1719); Mary Boyden (1641-????); Rebecca Boyden (1643-????); Nathaniel Boyden (1650-????); Jonathan Boyden (1652-1732); Sarah Boyden (1654-???).

Useful publications include:

* William S. Tilden (editor) History of the Town of Medfield, Massachusetts, 1650-1886 (Boston, Mass.: Geo. H. Ellis, 1887).

*  Robert Charles Anderson, George F. Sanborn, Jr. and Melinde Lutz Sanborn, The Great Migration:  Immigrants to New England 1634-1635 (Boston, Mass.: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1999), Volume 1, pages 366-268.

*  Town vital record books for Dedham, Wrentham, Medfield, Walpole, etc.

3 comments:

Bill West said...

Cousin Randy, I'm descended from Thomas Boyden b 1639, son of Thomas Boyden and Frances (?)

Anonymous said...

BOYDEN is a Germanic name with many possible meanings:

> form of BALDWIN "bold friend"; BOYDEN (BOIDEN, BOIDIN)is found all over East Flanders/ Zeeland/South Netherlands
> from BODEN < BODO "messenger, herald"
> from BOIA (Saxon personal name)< O.Sax BOIO
> Bøyden(r) < bo (property) + øy (island; cf. English 'ey',as in Jersey)+ suffix -den (a Dane)= "Danish Island Dweller"

The name is all over Germany, the Netherland, Flanders, England, Australia, Denmark (see Boyden, DK) and the U.S.

Anonymous said...

Hi! I want to put it out there that there is no evidence to show Thomas Boyden (b.1613) was born in Ipswich, Suffolk, England. He sailed from there in 1634 - that's all anyone knows. No record of his birth has been found in England, much less Ipswich.