Daniel Blacke, #10 on the ‘John and Sara’ Passenger List

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Published on: 4 Dec 2014
Updated: 22 Nov 2016

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Name Variations: Blacke, Black

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Black, George Fraser, 1866-1948. The Surnames of Scotland, Their Origin Meaning and History, (New York : New York Public Library & Readex Books, 1962), First published in 1946.

Geni.com “Daniel Black”

First Generation in the New World

1. DANIEL BLACK, was born in Scotland about 1628 and died in Massachusetts on 5 Dec 1689. He married at Boxford, Massachusetts by 1664, FAITH BRIDGES, daughter of Edmund Bridges.

Biographical Notes:
“In 1654, the Middlesex County Court in Charlestown ordered that: “Daniel Blacke Scotchman servant to Mr. Wilton Simes, being lawfully convicted for assaulting & beating his master, is by this Court committed to prison, until further order of Court.”[27] Simes was probably the son of Charlestown’s minister, Zechariah Symmes, one of the town’s most prominent citizens. The Symmes family farm, covering much of present-day Winchester, was located near the corner of Cambridge Farms where William Munro must have worked, and Blacke undoubtedly labored there cutting hay in the meadows.[28]

No further records about Blacke’s imprisonment have been located, but he must have overcome this episode of violence and moved on after his indenture, for his name turns up again later in Topsfield. A New York governor, Frank S. Black, traced his ancestry to this Scots war prisoner.”
– From American Ancestors Online www.americanancestors.org

Frank Swett Black, 32nd Governor of New York

Frank Swett Black, 32nd Governor of New York

Children of Daniel and Faith (Bridges) Black:
2.   i. MARGRETT* BLACK, (Daniel¹), born at Topsfield* on 21 Oct 1665*.
2.  ii. DANIEL* BLACK, (Daniel¹), born at Topfield* on 24 Aug 1667*.
2. iii. JAMES BLACK, (Daniel¹), born at Topsfield (or Boxford?) on 4 May 1669.
2. iv. MEHITABELL* BLACK, (Daniel¹), born at Topsfield* on 10 Mar 1671/2*.
2. v. JOHN* BLACK, (Daniel¹), born at Topsfield* on 28 Jul 1672*.
2.  vi. EDMOND* BLACK, (Daniel¹), born at Topsfield* on 6 Feb 1674*.

Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 (Online Database: AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2001-2016). Topsfield, Massachusetts BIRTHS

Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 (Online Database: AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2001-2016). Topsfield, Massachusetts BIRTHS

Second Generation

2.   i. MARGRETT* BLACK, (Daniel¹), born at Topsfield* on 21 Oct 1665*.

2.  ii. DANIEL* BLACK, (Daniel¹), born at Topfield* on 24 Aug 1667*. He married, first, at Boxford, Massachusetts on 14 Jul 169?, MARY CUMMINGS. He married, second, at Topsfield on 19 Jul 1695, SARAH ADDAMS, of Yorke.

Biographical Notes: He was a weaver by trade. He removed to York, Maine after he married Sarah Adams of York, Maine in 1695.

Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 (Online Database: AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2001-2016). Topsfield, Massachusetts MARRIAGES

Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 (Online Database: AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2001-2016). Topsfield, Massachusetts MARRIAGES

2. iii. JAMES BLACK, (Daniel¹), born at Topsfield (or Boxford?) on 4 May 1669. He married, at Boxford, about 1700, ABIGAIL (_____).

Children of James and Abigail (_____) Black:
3. i. EDMOND BLACK, (James², Daniel¹), b. at Boxford on 25 Apr 1704*.
3. ii. JAMES BLACK, (James², Daniel¹), b. at Boxford on 29 Oct 1705*.
3. iii. JOHN BLACK, (James², Daniel¹), b. at Boxford on 28 Jan 1708*.
3. iv. JOSIAH BLACK, (James², Daniel¹), bp. at Boxford on 1 Jul 1710*.
3. v. DANIEL BLACK, (James², Daniel¹), b. at Boxford on 4 Mar 1715*.
3. vi. ABIGAIL BLACK, (James², Daniel¹), b. at Boxford on 1 May 1718*.

2. iv. MEHITABELL* BLACK, (Daniel¹), born at Topsfield* on 10 Mar 1671/2*.

2. v. JOHN* BLACK, (Daniel¹), born at Topsfield* on 28 Jul 1672*.

2.  vi. EDMOND* BLACK, (Daniel¹), was born at Topsfield* on 6 Feb 1674*.

Biographical Notes:
There is a Private Edmund Black of Topsfield who served in the Colonial Military for 16 weeks and 2 days from 18 Jan 1725 to 11 May 1725 under Capt. Jeremiah Moulton. Could be this Edmund or his son? No age is given in this record. Colonial Soldiers and Officers in New England, 1620-1775. (Online database: AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2013). Page 25.

SOURCES AND NOTES:

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Page 50.

Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 (Online Database: AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2001-2016). Boxford, Massachusetts BIRTHS

Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 (Online Database: AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2001-2016). Boxford, Massachusetts BIRTHS

Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 (Online Database: AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2001-2016). “Topsfield, Massachusetts, Births, page 17.”

Torrey's New England Marriages, page 153.

Torrey’s New England Marriages, page 153.

 

4 Responses to Daniel Blacke, #10 on the ‘John and Sara’ Passenger List

  1. DoreenGray says:

    My sister, Gail and I, are also related to the same Daniel Black who came over on the John and Sara as a Scots prisoner from the Battle of Worcester. He died in 1689 and I believe he was married more than once. There are reports of arrests and his servitude for a wealthy landowner in Charleston, MA. He is our 8x great grandfather on our great grandmothers side.

  2. Bonnie Black says:

    I believe I am a descendent of Daniel Black and would appreciate any information or groups who are researching this specific family line. Thanks in advance!

    Bonnie Black
    holabonnie1@gmail.com

  3. H. Allen Black says:

    Hi; I am a descendant of Daniel Black; I found a genealogy prepared by my great grandmother Sophia Bertha Lawrence Black tracing, among other things, the ancestry of my great grandfather, Dr. Herbert Allen Black (9) of Pueblo, Col. He was born in Palermo, Maine, to Harriet Black (8), daughter of Hiram Black (7), son of Deacon Edmund Black (6), son of James Black (5), son of Edmund Black (4), son of James Black (3), son of James Black (2), son of Daniel Black. (That sounded a bit Biblical, but there it is). Dr. Black was my great grandfather (and namesake).

    Thank you Teresa for your work on this. I had no idea about the Scottish Prisoners until I came across this site.

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