Susanna Selbee1

(circa 1590 - 20 January 1660)

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Relationship10th great-grandmother of The 3 Tracys
Family Group:Tracy
Trees14 Generations of Our Ancestors
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Birth - Marriage - Death

ChildSusanna Selbee was born circa 1590. based on the date of her marriage and year of birth of her first child.1
BrideRobert Blott married Susanna Selbee on 31 August 1609 in Harrold, Bedfordshire, England.2,1
DeceasedShe died on 20 January 1660 in Boston, Massachusetts Bay Colony, New England.1,3

Children with Robert Blott:

Immigrant Ancestor

Susanna and Robert Blott arrived in Charlestown, Massachusetts Bay Colony, New England, in 1632, with their children Mary, Johanna, Lydia, Sarah, Elizabeth and Anna. The Rev. John Elliot's Record of Church Members, "A recorde of such as adjoyned themselves vnto the fellowship of the Church of Christ at Roxborough", has the entry, "Mary Blott a maide servant, she came in the yeare 1632, & was after married to Steward Woodfrod of this church, who after removed to Couecticott to Hartford church, where she lived in christian sort". Mary was the daughter of Robert and Susanna Blott (Robert mentions her by the name Woodford in his will) and, as a single young lady of 23 years in 1632, she presumably would have accompanied them when they immigrated, probably arriving in Boston but soon removing to Charlestown. The earliest record of Robert and Susannah in New England is a 1634 reference to a garden plot in Charlestown Records. In March 1636, when he was a resident of Charlestown, Robert forfeited, for not having built upon it, a land allotment formerly granted to him in Boston, conceivably granted upon his arrival from England.4,1,3

Residences and Censuses

On 2 April 1634, Susanna Blott and Robert Blott resided in Charlestown, Massachusetts Bay Colony, New England. At a town meeting in Charlestown on this date, it was voted that Robert could have a garden between his house and that of the blacksmith - this is the earliest mention of Robert Blott in New England and shows the was a resident and house owner by this date.3,1


Church AffiliationOn 4 January 1635, in Charlestown, Massachusetts Bay Colony, New England,Susanna Blott and Robert Blott wereadmitted to the Charlestown Church... church membership was a prerequisite for living in any town in the colony in the 1600s. It has been accepted by Blott genealogists that the church record entry on this date for "John Blacke and Susanna his wife" are actually for Robert and Susanna based on a notation next to the name "John Black" in the listing of Charlestown inhabitants in 1634 that appears to correct the entry to "Robt Blott".1,3

Sources - Citations

  1. [S645] Robert Charles Anderson, The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England 1620-1633. Volumes I-III (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1995), vol I, pg 334-338.
  2. [S261] Clarence A. Torry, New England Marriages Prior to 1700 (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 2004), Second Supplement, pg. 11; source is: TAG 67:67.
  3. [S847] Frank Farnsworth Starr, Compiler, Various Ancestral Lines of James Goodwin and Lucy (Morgan) Goodwin of Hartford, Connecticut : Vol.II : Morgan Lines (Hartford, Connecticut: The Tuttle, Morehouse & Taylor Press, 1915), v.II, ppg. 193-201.
  4. [S849] A Report of the Record Commissioners, Containing the Roxbury Land and Church Records (Boston: City of Boston, 1880), pg. 77.
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