Third Generation
Family of James BASFORD (2) & Mary DAVIS
8. Mary BASFORD (James2, Jacob1). Born abt 1713 in Durham, NH. [3] Mary was baptized in Durham, NH, on 23 Apr 1727. [107] “adult daughter of James Balford”. Mary died abt 1757-1758. [2]

[18, p. 72], [2], [108], [24], [109], [107], [102], [110, p. 38], [111]
She married John GLINES, son of William GLINES (?-?) & Elizabeth (GLINES) (?-?), on 27 Nov 1728 in Dover, NH. [110, p. 38], [111] Oyster River Parish. Born abt 1703. [2] John died aft 16 Mar 1757. [2] will dated.

[18, p. 72], [2], [108], [24], [109], [102], [110, p. 38], [111]
They had the following children:
14i.
Ann (1738-?)
15ii.
Israel (1731-?)
16iii.
John (1732-?)
17iv.
William (1736-1830)
18v.
Richard (1738-?)
19vi.
Mary (1739-?)
20vii.
Elizabeth (1740-?)
21viii.
James (1741-?)
22ix.
Elizabeth (?-?)
23x.
Nathaniel (1744-?)
9. Jacob BASFORD (James2, Jacob1). Born on 6 Apr 1715 in Durham, NH. [101] parents deposed that he was 21 years old on 6 Apr 1736. Jacob died bet 30 Apr 1760 and 25 May 1761. [112], [113] signed deed, and probate records. Death Cause: wounds suffered during the invasion of Canada. [2] Occupation: Yeoman, Husbandman, Innholder. [114], [115], [116]

There is no record of his birth in the town records, but his parents deposed that “there being no record of their eldest son Jacob Basford's age, testifieth that to the best of their knowledge he was 21 years old the 6th of April 1736.” [101] This deposition was made in order to give Dr. Edmund Toppan a good title to the Hampton farm that Jacob and James Basford had conveyed to the Dr. Toppan in 1730. It was necessary that Jacob Basford, the grandson, who had a remainder interest, should convey his right to Toppan when he came of age. [3] This he did on 16 Oct 1736, his parents, James and Mary Basford, swearing to his age on that same date. [117]

On 18 Aug 1735, Jacob Basford of Chester, yeoman, sold 20 acres of land to Deacon Ebenezer Dearborn of Chester. [114] On 3 Oct 1735, Jacob bought 50 acres in Chester from his father Jacob Basford for £300. [72] On 12 Jan 1736/7, Jacob sold 46 acres of land in Chester to Moses Hills for £220. [118] On 17 Mar 1736/7, he bought 100 acres of land in Chester from Samuel Renken for £100. [119] On 1 Mar 1738/9, Jacob Basford of Chester, husbandman, sold 4 acres of land to William White for £20. [115] On 25 Dec 1739, he sold 70 acres of land in Chester to Richard Wibird. [120] On 15 May 1741, Jacob Basford of Chester, yeoman, bought 4 acres of land in Chester from Nathan Webster for £12. [121]

He is on a list of taxpayers for Chester, NH in 1741. [91]

Jacob Basford of Chester, yeoman, sold 2 acres of swamp land to Jabez French 2 for £15 on 7 Dec 1742. [122] Jacob Basford of Chester, husbandman sold 50 acres of land to Richard Clifford for £25 on 20 Dec 1743. [123] On 19 Jun 1744, he sold 4 acres of land to Abner Hills for £5. [124] On 5 Feb 1745, he sold 15 acres of land in Chester allowed by selectmen for a highway in 1744 to Wintrup Sargent for £5. [125] On 25 Apr 1745, he bought 6 acres of land in Chester from Joshua Prescott for £12 [126] Jacob bought 80 acres of land in Chester from his father, James Basford, on 10 Dec 1745 for £50. [95]

Jacob Basford of Chester, husbandman, sold 80 acres of land to Eliphaz Sanborn, for £340 on 18 Jan 1847. [127] On 10 Jan 1750, Jacob Basford of Chester, innholder, sold 100 acres of land in Chester to Samuel Gilman, Jr. for £500. [116] On 20 Mar 1750, he sold land to John Sanborn for £300. [128] He bought rights to some land in Halestown from Joseph Prescott on 31 May 1750 for £5. [129] On 3 Nov 1750, he purchased 100 acres of land from Abel Mores for £400. [130] Jacob Basford of Chester, yeoman, sold 3/4 acres of land in Chester to John Knowles.for £15, on 4 Jul 1755. [131] On 16 Feb 1756, he bought 20 acres of land in Chester from John Sanborn for £300. [132] On 7 Jun 1758, he bought 5 acres of land in Chester from Zephaniah French and Robert Ambrose for £100. [133] On 31 Apr 1760, he bought a 6 acre meadow lot from his brother Joseph for £7.10. [112]

He enlisted in Capt. Hagen’s company in March 1760, together with his son Ebenezer. He died of wounds suffered during the invasion of Canada. [2]

Inventory of his estate was taken 12 Feb 1761. [10, p. 466] A bond was issued for his widow Abigail on 28 Jan 1761. Probate records indicate that one child was 3 years old at time of Jacob's death. Division of the estate was made 7 May 1770 to his widow Abigail, and to his children John (the eldest), Ebenezer, Abigail (deceased), Jacob and Mary. [113]

[10, pp. 466, 547], [12], [134], [18, p. 72], [2], [91], [13], [24], [135, Marriages, p. 29], [3], [103], [72], [101], [95], [114], [119], [118], [117], [115], [120], [121], [122], [123], [124], [125], [126], [127], [116], [128], [129], [130], [131], [132], [133], [112], [113], [102], [111], [21]
He married Abigail SILVER, daughter of John SILVER (?-?) & Sarah (MOULTON) (?-?), on 3 Apr 1738 in Haverhill, MA. [135, Marriages, p. 29] Born 15 Apr or 15 Dec 1719 in Haverhill, MA. [2] Abigail died ? .

[10, p. 466], [134], [18, p. 72], [2], [13], [135, Marriages, p. 29], [103], [113], [102], [111], [21]
They had the following children:
24i.
Sarah (Died as Child) (<1739-<1760)
25ii.
John (1741-?)
26iii.
Ebenezer (1744-1816)
27iv.
Abigail (Never Married) (1748-<1770)
28v.
Jacob (1750-1813)
29vi.
James (Died as Child) (1754-<1760)
30vii.
Mary (1758-?)


Married by Rev. Bacheler of Haverhill, MA. [134]

New Hampshire vital records gives marriage as 11 Apr 1734, Chester, NH. [134], [111]

One set of notes from Marjorie Spille gives marriage as 3 Apr 1734, Haverhill, MA. [2]
10. James BASFORD (James2, Jacob1). Born bef 29 Nov 1721 in Durham, NH. [107] James was baptized in Durham, NH, on 29 Nov 1721. [107] James died ? .

I assume that the James Bafford, son of James, who was baptized on 29 Nov 1721 at Durham, NH [107] would be the son of James and Mary (Davis) Basford.

On 25 May 1749 in Weston, MA, James Basford of Chester married Deliverance Flagg of Weston, MA. [136, p. 70] I assume this would be the same James who was baptized in 1721, although his wife would have been almost 20 years older than he was.

[137, p. 222], [136, pp. 68, 70], [107], [102]
He married Deliverance FLAGG, daughter of Allen FLAGG (?-1711) & Sarah BALL (?-?), on 18 Oct 1749 in Weston, MA. [136, p. 70] Born on 13 May 1702 in Watertown, MA. [137, p. 222] Deliverance died ? . intentions recorded on 23 Sep 1749 at Weston, MA. [136, p. 68]

Bond indicates that the Deliverance Flagg who married James Basford was the daughter of Allen and Sarah (Ball) Flagg born 13 May 1702. [137, p. 222] However, this would make her much older than James so I wonder if this would be correct?

[137, p. 222], [136, pp. 68, 70]
11. Joseph BASFORD (James2, Jacob1). Born abt 1720-1728 in prob. Hampton, NH. [2] Joseph died in Chester, NH, on 12 Feb 1791. [12], [2] Occupation: Yeoman, Husbandman, Gentleman. [138], [139], [140]

Joseph Basford of Chester, husbandman, bought 100 acres of land in Chester, NH from Jethro Tilton on 9 Aug 1739 for £100. [141] On 14 Jun 1741, Joseph bought a 4 acre lot in Chester from John Brown for £10. [142]

He was on the list of taxpayers for Chester in 1741. [91]

On 16 Mar 1741/2, Joseph Basford, yeoman, bought 1/2 of lot #96 consisting of 2 acres from Josiah Bacheldor for £4. [138] On 15 Jul 1745, Joseph Basford of Chester, husbandman, sold 100 acres of land in Chester to Samuel Rankin for £250. [139] On that same day, Joseph bought 20 acres of land in Chester from James Varnum for £350. [143] On 3 Dec 1745, he bought 50 acres of land in Chester from his father Jacob Basford for £80. [94] On 10 Jan 1745/6, Joseph bought 3 acres of land in Chester from James Varnum for £48. [144] On 14 Mar 1748, Milecent Clay, widow, and John Clay sold a 15 acre lot to Joseph for £300. [145] He sold 50 acres of land to Nathan Morss for £474. [146]

Joseph Basford of Chester, husbandman, sold 15 acres of land to Jabez French on 25 Sep 1749 for £340. Elizabeth Basford gave her dower release. [147] On 27 Sep 1749, Joseph sold 3 acres of land to to Benjamin Hills for £130 , 3 acres. Elizabeth also signed the deed. [148] On 10 Nov 1749, Joseph bought 40 acres of land from Robert Runnells for £1050. [149]

On 10 May 1751, Joseph Basford, yeoman, and his wife Elizabeth, together with Moses Richardson, and his wife Mary, all of Chester, sold 34 acres consisting of 2 home lots that were part of the estate of Jonathan Goodhue to Jabez French for £1400. Elizabeth Wood, widow of Jonathan Goodhue and wife of Nathaniel Wood signed with a mark. [150]

On 8 Nov 1751, Joseph Basford of Chdster, yeoman, bought two pieces of property from Samuel Gilman, Jr., and Tabitha Gilman, daugther of Nathaniel Gilman, late of Exeter, deceased, for £300. [151] Joseph Basford of Chester, husbandman, sold one of these parcels to Samuel Emerson on 3 Apr 1752 for £6. [152] On that same day, he sold the other parcel to Peter Dearborn for £350. [153]

On 1 Jan 1753, Joseph bought a 40 acre lot from Hezekiah Underhill for £230. [154] On 26 Jan 1753, he bought a 40 acre parcel of land from David Hill for £220. [155] On 4 Jan 1754, Joseph bought 20 acres in Chester, which was originally Jacob Basford’s, from Abraham Brown for £650. [156] On 7 Jan 1754, Joseph sold an 80 acre lot to Robert Wilson for £485. [157] He sold 40 acres of land to Phillep Flanders on 11 Jan 1754 for £317. [158] Joseph bought a 4 acre lot in Chester from Nathaniel Hall on 4 Feb 1754 for £45. [159] He sold several parcels of land laid out to the original right of Jacob Basford to Thomas Hale on 7 Mar 1754 for £300. [160] The next day, he sold a 40 acre lot to Robert Wilson for £46, [161]
and a 60 acre lot to Andrew Craige for £120. [162]

On 16 Jul 1757, Joseph Basford of Chester, husbandman, sold 4 acres of land in Chester to Jabez Frence for £150. [163] On 30 May 1758, he sold 30 acres to William Mills for £320. This land was part of a lot that was originally laid out to Jacob Basford. [164] On 30 Jul 1759, he bought 2 acres from Elisha Marston for £48. [165] Joseph sold a 4 acre lot in Chester to to Jonathan Blunt for £400 on 30 Aug 1759, [166] another 4 acre lot to John Robie for £60 on 17 Dec 1759. [167]

On 6 Mar 1760, Joseph Basford of Chester, yeoman, sold 50 acres of land being “1/2 of 100 acres lot where I now dwell on west side of highway leading from Penicook Road to new sawmill” to Nathaniel Woods and Nathaniel Woods, Jr. for £1500. (Nathaniel Woods would probably be the second husband of his Joseph’s mother-in-law.) [168] On 26 Mar 1760, Nathaniel Woods, Elizabeth Woods and Joseph Basford all of Chester, sold 20-1/.2 acres in Chester to Jabez Hoyt for £2300. [169] On 29 Apr 1760, Joseph bought 1/2 of a meadow lot from William Church for 24 shillings. [170] On 31 Apr 1760, he sold a 6 acre meadow lot to his brother Jacob for £7.10. [112] On 27 Jun 1760, Joseph bought a 4 acre meadow lot from John Cogswell for £3. [171] On 22 Jul 1760, John Robie and John Underhill quit-claimed two parcels of land to Joseph Basford for £280. [172] On 10 Oct 1760, Joseph sold two half lots of land in Chester to Andrew Craige for £200. [173]

On 25 May 1761 Joseph quit-claimed land in Durham, NH to Joseph Davis of Durham, together with Abigail the wife of his deceased brother Jacob, and his sister Elizabeth Clough. The land “fell to our mother, Mary Basford, of Chester aforesaid, deceased, which would have fallen to her out of her father Joseph’s estate.” [103]

On 20 Sep 1762, Joseph Basford of Chester, yeoman, sold 120 acres of land in Chester to Caleb Johnson for £200. [174] On 23 Sep 1762, he sold a parcel of land to Ebenezer Mudget for £200. [175] Joseph bought 25 acres of land in Chester from Abner Philbrick on 19 Jul 1763 for £400. [176] On 20 Jul 1763, he sold rights to a lot in Halestown to Samuel Philbrick for £600. [177]

At a meeting on 22 Nov 1763, the proprietors of Chester agreed to sell two parcels of common lands to Joseph Basford of Chester, gentleman, for £780. [140] Joseph sold a 25 acre lot to John Sevey for £400. [178] That same day, he bought 30 acres of land from Jonathan Brown for £200, [179] and another 30 acres of land from John Sevey for £200. [180]

On 7 Jan 1765, Joseph Basford of Chester, gentleman, sold 60 acres of land in Chester to John Tolford, Jr. for £300. [181] On 13 May 1766, Joseph bought a parcel of land being auctioned off by the proprietors of New Chester for 44 shillings. [182] On 15 Jul 1766, he bought a 4 acre meadow lot from Jonathan and Nathaniel Hall for £3.6. [183] On 4 Jun 1767,
Joseph sold a 4 acre lot to John Wadel for £10. [184] On 20 Jan 1769, he sold a 20 acre lot of land “I now live on” to Joseph Chase for £135. Wife Ann gave her dower release. [185] On 9 Jan 1771, Joseph sold 50 acres of land to Wells Chase for £85. Ann Basford gave her dower release. [186]

An anecdote is told of him that while residing at the Long Meadows, someone told him that his mother had fallen into the well. He replied that he would “light his pipe and hasten!” [10, p. 466]

[10, p. 466] mistakenly identifies him as “probably” a son of Jacob, rather than his grandson.

[10, pp. 466, 533], [17], [187, p. 32], [12], [134], [18, p. 73], [2], [91], [3], [103], [94], [112], [141], [142], [138], [139], [143], [144], [145], [146], [147], [148], [149], [150], [151], [152], [153], [154], [155], [156], [157], [158], [159], [160], [161], [162], [163], [164], [165], [166], [167], [168], [169], [170], [171], [172], [173], [174], [175], [176], [177], [140], [178], [179], [180], [181], [183], [182], [184], [185], [186], [102], [111], [21]
He first married Elizabeth GOODHUE, daughter of Jonathan GOODHUE (<1705-<1751) & Elizabeth POWELL (~1708-?), on 8 Jan 1745/6 in Chester, NH. [10, p. 533], [134], [111] Born on 16 Mar 1728/9 in Chester, NH. [10, p. 533], [187, p. 20] Elizabeth died bef 20 Jan 1769. [185] Joseph’s second wife Ann signed dower release.

[10, pp. 466, 533], [17], [187, pp. 20, 32], [12], [134], [18, p. 73], [2], [150], [111], [21]
They had the following children:
31i.
Jonathan (1748-1818)
32ii.
Joseph (1750-1834)
33iii.
Jacob (1754-?)
34iv.
Benjamin (1756-1833)
35v.
Elizabeth (1760-1829)
36vi.
James (1762-1845)
37vii.
Aaron (1764-?)
38viii.


Married by Rev. Flagg of Chester, NH. [134]
He second married Ann (BASFORD) bef 20 Jan 1769. [185] signed dower release. Born ? . Ann died ? .

Joseph sold two pieces of land in Chester, NY on 20 Jan 1769 and 9 Jan 1771. Joseph’s wife, Ann, gave her dower release for both of these deeds. [185], [186]

[185], [186]
12. Elizbeth BASFORD (James2, Jacob1). Born ? . Elizbeth died ? .

She is listed with her brother Joseph and her sister-in-law Abigail, widow of Jacob, on a quitclaim deed to Joseph Davis on 25 May 1761. [103], [102]

[103], [102]
She married Jacob (?) CLOUGH ? . Born ? . Jacob (?) died bef 25 May 1761. [103] Elizabeth was listed as a widow on deed.

Elizabeth Basford is known to have married a Clough who died before 25 May 1761 when Elizabeth is listed as a widow on a deed pertaining to the estate of her mother Mary (Davis) Basford. Her husband may have been the Jacob Clough who died in 1756. This Jacob was first married to Mehitable Flanders. [102]

[103], [102]
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