Timothy Baldwin1

#2703, (say 1605 - )
Relationship7th great-granduncle of William David Lewis
Father*Richard Baldwin III1,2 (s 1578 - b 1633)
Mother*Isabel Harding1 ( - c 1633)


____ _____ b. s 1630
Child 1.Timothy Baldwin Jr.7 (1658 - )
Marriage*He married ____ _____.3 
Birth*say 1605He was born say 1605 at Buckinghamshire, EnglandG; (of age and named as the eldest son at the time of father's will in 1630.)3 
23 December 1630In Richard Baldwin III's will dated 23 December 1630, Timothy Baldwin was named as executor; Names wife Isabel and six children: sons Nathaniel, Joseph and Timothy (eldest son and executor; daughters Mary Pratt (and her three daughters, two unnamed), Hannah, Christian and Sarah.4,5 
between 1634 and 1639He migrated to New EnglandG between 1634 and 1639.2 
20 November 1639He participated in First General Court (Town Meeting) of the Milford, Connecticut, settlement on 20 November 1639; First General Court (Town Meeting) of the Milford, Connecticut, settlement.6 


  1. [S324] Col. Joseph L. Chester, "Report of Investigations concerning the Family of Baldwin, of Aston Clinton, Co. Bucks", New England Historic Genealogical Register 38 (1884): 164-165. Will of Richard Baldwin II (1630), q.v. Also Charles Candee Baldwin's Baldwin Genealogy Supplement, pp. 990-991.
  2. [S311] Charles Candee Baldwin, Baldwin Genealogy, from 1500 to 1881 (Cleveland, O.: The Leader Printing Company, 1881), p. 480: "It seems to be clear that Joseph was the brother of Timothy, and, if so, of Nathaniel, as these last two were brothers, as appears by page 118 of the same volume, in Milford Records. Joseph was probably the youngest, as he is named last in his father's will. There can be no practical doubt that Timothy, Nathaniel and Joseph were the three of that name, sons of Richard, of Cholesbury, County Bucks, England, whose will was proved in 1633, and whose children disappeared from Bucks."
  3. [S520] VWH.
  4. [S325] Charles Candee Baldwin, Baldwin Genealogy Supplement of 1889 (Cleveland, O.: The Leader Printing Company, 1889), pp. 990-1, giving a date for the will as 23 Dec 1630.
  5. [S324] Col. Joseph L. Chester, "Family of Baldwin": 164-165. Richard II is identified as the son of Richard I, as he is in the father's will. Then, "I find nothing positive about him beyond the facts in his father's Will, viz., that he was not 23 in 1552-3, and was to have the tithes and lands in Cholsbury."
    The article gives an abstract of the will of a Richard Baldwin, of Cholsbury, 'weaver,' dated 23 May 1630, "which must not be overlooked."
    To Isabell my wife one third of my goods & chattels-to Nathaniel my son £10-to Joseph my son half an acre of land called Hunt's Wick, when 21-to my daughter Mary Pratt 6s. 8d. & to her daughter Mary 2 sheep, & her other 2 children each a sheep -to my daughter Hannah £13. 6. 8, and my 2 other daughters Christian & Sarah each £10, when 21 or married-all residue to Timothy my eldest son, and he to be my executor.
    The conclusion is that "this Richard [father of seven children] evidently could not have been the one who had the Cholsbury lands in 1552-3, unless he had these children in his extreme old age, yet it seems not unlikely that he was his son, and, as I can find no traces of the three sons Timothy, Nathaniel and Joseph named in the will, after the probate in 1633, I think there can be little if any doubt that they were the three of those names who emigrated to New England, appearing at Milford in 1639. The Registers of Cholsbury begin in 1583, and perhaps might clear up this matter."
    The full text of the will can be found in Charles Candee Baldwin's Baldwin Genealogy Supplement, pp. 990-1. This source gives the date of the will as 23 Dec 1630 and date of probate as 16 May 1633.
  6. [S936] Federal Writers' Project, History of Milford Connecticut 1639–1939 (Bridgeport, Conn.: Braunworth & Co., 1939), 2–7. "The Milford Colony was thus a settlement of Mr. [Peter] Prudden's followers, recruited from towns in England and New England where he had preached, and held together by personal devotion to their leader." Prudden's followers had first established, in 1638, their own colony as a part of the New Haven Colony (the "Hertfordshire" section). They soon determined to found a new settlement, along with some settlers from the Wethersfield colony. A tract of land, ten miles west of New Haven, was purchased from the native Indians.
    At the first meeting of the settlers, fourty-four church members became the first "free planters":

    Zachariah Whitman
    Thomas Welsh
    Thomas Wheeler
    Edmond Tappe
    Thomas Buckingham
    Richard Miles
    Richard Piatt
    Thomas Topping
    Mr. Peter Prudden
    William Fowler
    John Astwood
    Richard Baldwin
    Benjamin Fen
    Samuel Coley
    John Peacocke
    Henry Stonhill
    Nathaniel Baldwin
    James Prudden
    Thomas Baker
    George Clarke, Senr.
    George Hubburt
    Jasper Gunn
    John Fletcher
    Alex. Bryan
    Frances Bolt
    Micah Tomkins
    John Birdsey
    Edmond Harvy
    John Lane
    William East
    Thomas Lawrance
    Thomas Samford
    Timothy Baldwin
    George Clarke, Jr.
    John Burwell
    Henry Botsford
    Joseph Baldwin
    Philip Hatly
    Nicholas Camp
    John Rogers
    Thomas Uffott
    Nathaniell Briscoe
    Thomas Tibballs
    John Sharman.
  7. [S2513] "Milford (Conn.) Vital Records", The American Genealogist 9 (1932): p. 102, citing Vol. 1, p. 11. Timothy Baldwin, son of Timothy, b. "12 June 165[8]."