Robert Stevens1

(circa 1613 - between 1 July 1682 and December 1682)

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Relationship9th great-grandfather of The 3 Tracys
Family Group:Corkum
Trees14 Generations of Our Ancestors
Our Corkum Family Pedigree

Some Background

Robert's Parentage and Ancestry has not been determined as of 2009 - researchers for The Greart Migration were unable to determine his origins. There are several family trees proposed online, many overlapping various life events of apparently various English John Stephens/Steevens/Stevens families. We will defer to the determination made by the researchers for The Great Migration projects until better sourcing for those proposed family trees is provided.1

Birth - Marriage - Death

ChildRobert Stevens was born circa 1613, in England. His age is given as 22 years old on 22 March 1635.1
GroomHe married Mary before 1639. Mary's maiden name is unknown, but she was perhaps the Widow Hatch. Robert made a bequest to "my daughter Mary Hatch as a remembrance of me five shillings", but he had earlier stated that Sarah (Stevens) Cleverly was his only daughter and sole heiress; perhaps Mary Hatch was the daughter of Robert's wife from a previous marriage.1
DeceasedHe died between 1 July 1682 and December 1682 in Braintree, Norfolk Co., Massachusetts Bay Colony, New England... the date his will was prepared and later his estate was inventoried.2

Children with Mary:

  • Stevens (bfr 24 Feb 1640 - ); This child is implied because according to the Boston Town records a grant of land for three heads on that date... there is no further record of the child3
  • Sarah Stevens+ (31 May 1641 - 25 Oct 1694)

Immigrant Ancestor

On 22 March 1635, Robert Stevens was enrolled at London as a passenger on the Planter, bound for Boston, Massachusetts Bay Colony, New England. It is highly likely that Robert was from Stepney Parish, Middlesex, England, as he was listed among other passengers all of whom are known to have received their certificates (attesting to their having given their oaths of "Supremacie and Allegeance") from two Justices of the Peace in that parish.3,4,5,6


His occupation was given as "sawyer" at the time of his departure from London; he was the Braintree Town Crier from 18 June 16721,5


Robert Stevens prepared a will dated 1 July 1682, in Braintree, Norfolk Co., Province of Massachusetts Bay, New England.
     The after-death inventory of his estate taken in December 1682 totalled £97 10s. 6d; it included real estate valued at £71 and "a sword" valued at 5s.7

Sources - Citations

  1. [S967] Robert Charles Anderson, compiler, The Great Migration: Immigrants to New England 1634-1635. Volumes I-VII (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2009), 6(R-S):511-512.
  2. [S967] Robert Charles Anderson, The Great Migration, 6(R-S):511-512;.
  3. [S967] Robert Charles Anderson, The Great Migration, VI (R-S):511, 512.
  4. [S989] Great Migration Newsletter, V.1-20 (Boston: New England Historic Genealoigical Society, 2015) Digitized by - subscription database. 15:27, 28; Focus on the Planter.
  5. [S957] "Genealogical", Boston Evening Transcript, (1911-1914), Boston, Massachusetts 1913:Dec 24: #3412: Stevens; names, events, date, relationships, locations, occupation, (Digitized copies of complete page, archived by American Ancestors )
  6. [S987] Charles Henry Pope, The Pioneers of Massachusetts, a Descriptive List, Drawn From Records of the Colonies, Towns and Churches and other Contemporaneous Documents (Boston, Massachusetts: the author, 1900), pg.433; name, event, date, location.
  7. [S967] Robert Charles Anderson, The Great Migration, 6(R-S):511-512; marriage inferred from Robt. Stevens' will.
Last Edited8 Dec 2017

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