Joseph Weld1,2,3,4,5,6

#2249, b. circa 1599, d. 7 October 1646

Spouse 1

Elizabeth Wise b. c 1600, d. Oct 1638

Spouse 2

Barbara Clap b. c 1615, d. 15 Apr 1655


     Joseph Weld was born at England circa 1599.7 He married in Sudbury, Suffolk, England, on 11 October 1620 Elizabeth Wise.7 Joseph Weld married Barbara Clap on 20 April 1639 at Roxbury, Suffolk, Mass. He died at Mass on 7 October 1646.7

Other Events

     Elizabeth and Joseph Weld emigrated from England to Roxbury, Suffolk, Mass, in 1635.5 Joseph Weld became a Freeman at Boston, Suffolk, Mass on 3 March 1635/36.8 He became a member of the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company of Massachusetts in 1637.9

Time Line

Birthc 1599, England7
Marriage1620, Sudbury, Suffolk, EnglandElizabeth Wise7
Birth of Daughter1629, Sudbury, Suffolk, EnglandMary Weld10,11
Emigration1635, Roxbury, Suffolk, MassElizabeth Wise5
Freeman1636, Boston, Suffolk, Mass8
Death of Wife1638, Roxbury, Suffolk, MassElizabeth Wise7
Marriage1639, Roxbury, Suffolk, MassBarbara Clap
Birth of Daughter1646, Roxbury, Suffolk, MassMarah Weld
Death1646, Mass7
ChartsDescendants of Joseph Weld
Pedigree of Frank Farnsworth Starr (#1)
Pedigree of Frank Farnsworth Starr (#2)


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  3. Martin E. Hollick, New Englanders in the 1600s (Boston: NEHGS, 2012), 248.
  4. Meredith B. Colket, Jr, Founders of Early American Families, 2nd rev. ed. (Cleveland: Order of the Founders and Patriots of America, 2002), 356.
  5. Robert Charles Anderson, The Great Migration: Immigrants to New England, 1634-1635, 7 vols., (Boston: NEHGS, 1999-2011), 7:280.
  6. Dwight Brainerd and Donald Lines Jacobus, Ancestry of Thomas Chalmers Brainerd (Montreal: The Author, 1948, Reprinted by Higginson Book Company, Salem, Mass), 296.
  7. Anderson, GM2, 7:285.
  8. Nathaniel B. Shurtleff, Records of the Governor and Company of the Massachusetts Bay in New England, 1628-1686, 5 vols. in 6 (Boston: The Legislature, 1853-1854), 1:371.
  9. Oliver Ayer Roberts, History of . . . the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company of Massachusetts, 1637-1888, 4 vols. (Boston: Alfred Mudge & Son, 1895), 1:023.
  10. Anderson, GM2, 7:286.
  11. Gale Ion Harris, "The Brothers William and Daniel Harris of Middletown, Connecticut," NEHG Register 164 (2010):165-174, 281-291; 165 (2011):062-067, at 164:281.