1296. Documentation for Edward Starbuck Jr.
(16 Feb 1604 to 12 Apr 1690)
father of Nathaniel Starbuck
(20 Feb 1634/5 to 06 Jun 1719)



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Edward Starbuck was born 16 February 1604 in Derbyshire, England
.(1) He died on 04 December 1690 in Nantucket, Massachusetts.(2) He married Catherine Reynolds in 1635 in New Hampshire.(3)
Catherine was the daughter of William Robert Reynolds and Esther Ruth
.(4) Catherine was born in Wales. She died in February 1691 in Dover, New Hampshire.(5)

Children of Edward Starbuck and Katherine Reynolds:

ii.
Nathaniel Starbuck, Sr. was born 20 February 1634/35 in Dover, Stafford,
New Hampshire
.(6) He died 06 June 1719 in Nantucket, Massachusetts.(7) He
was the son of Edward Starbuck and Catherine Reynolds
.(8) Nathaniel
Starbuck married
Mary Coffin in 1662 at Nantucket, Massachusetts.(9) Both
were “Friends” (i.e., Quakers).
(10) Mary Coffin was born 20 February 1644/45
in Haverhill, Massachusetts
.(11) She died 13 November 1717 in Nantucket,
Massachusetts
.(12) Mary Coffin was the daughter of Tristram Coffin and
Dionis Stevens.(13)

iii.
Dorcas Starbuck was born 1637.(14) She died 8 mo. 1696.(15) She married
William Gayer before 1675 in Nantucket, Massachusetts
.(16) William Gayer
was born in 1647 in Devonshire, England
.(17) He died 23 September 1710 in
Nantucket, Massachusetts
.(18) The parents of William Gayer are not known
with certainty
.(19)

iv.
Sarah Starbuck was born circa 1639.(20) She died 6 June 1719.(21) She married
first William Storey of Dover
.(22) William Storey died in 1658.(23) She married
second Joseph Austin.
(24) She married third Humphrey Varney.(25) “When
William Storey’s inventory was entered his widow is mentioned as having
already married Joseph Austin. Austin, in his will, speaks of ‘my brother Peter
Coffin’. After Sarah’s marriage to Varney, Elder Starbuck confirms to ‘son-in-
law Joseph Austin’. Yet (Register, vii. 128) Varney’s marriage, 2 march, 1664 [-
5], mentions her as Sarah Storer, omitting the intermediate Austin.”
(26)

v.
Abigail Starbuck was born circa 1640.(27) She died after March 8, 1665, when
her son Tristram Coffin was born
.(28) She married Judge Peter Coffin of
Dover
.(29) They were the parents of Peter, Tristram, Abigail, Jethro and
perhaps others.
(30)

vi.
Jethro Starbuck was born circa 1651.(31) He died 27 May 1663.(32) He was
killed at Nantucket by a cart running over him
.(33)

Edward Starbuck is fully discussed in Hist. Mem. 69, Dover Enquirer.(34)

Edward Starbuck came to Dover, now New Hampshire, then Massachusetts Bay Colony, about 1635. Edward removed himself and his family to Nantucket Island in 1660. He was not one of the original purchasers from the Indians but he and his son Nathaniel were a part of the first group of Associates chosen by the purchasers in 1659. He was highly esteemed on the Island and much respected by the Indians.

Katherine is thought to have died before the move to Nantucket as there is no record of her death there. They had at least 6 children.(Paragraph above is document from my mother, Hazel Wilson Leis' family. Documented by one of Forrest Burr's sister, who lived in Wilmington, OH. Martha Burr Hollingsworth was the author. She is Mother's 1st cousin, still living and has written several genealogical books of the area. August 1999. Below is documentation from Lu Beth Curry, who is descendant of Jonathan Starbuck, b: June 5, 1824 d: 8/23/1898. He is brother to our Sarah Starbuck b: 5/23/1831; d: 10/22/1897. She married Christopher Ellis and lived near Bowersville. These are children of Lathem Starbuck, son of Hezekiah, m: Sarah Milton (sp. is Milton not Melton) as was in my records from Mother.

STARBUCK FAMILY RECORD


Edward Starbuck came from Derbyshire, England, and his wife, Catherine Reynolds, from Wales. Edward was born in 1604 and was the progenitor of the Starbuck race in the U.S. He settled first at Dover, N.H. where his name figures in the land records of the place under date of 1643. He served as a representative from 1643 to 1646, was an elder of the church there and was honored with various positions of trust by his fellow citizens. He is said to have become a Baptist in principal before his removal to Nantucket. He was one of the original 9 persons who purchased 9/10 of the proprietary rights to Nantucket Island of Thomas Mayhew, being one of the 10 proprietors. Edward, in company with Thomas Macy and family; James Coffin and Isaac Coleman, in the autumn of 1659, went in an open boat to Nantucket Island. They lived at Nantucket and Edward is said to have gone back to Salisbury, MA, for this family in the spring of 1660, where he left them. He moved from Nantucket to that part of the island known as Cambridge. At one time, he was Chief Magistrate of the island and was much respected. Edward Starbuck died December 4, 1690, aged 86 years. He had five children, two boys and 3 girls--Nathaniel, Dorcas, Sarah, Abigail and Jethro. Jethro was killed by a cart, leaving Nathaniel only to perpetuate the name.

The Founders Burial Ground is a small plot of land located off Cliff Road and overlooking Maxcey's Pond and contains two markers. It is unknown if more stones have been buried through time.
The main memorial, with the names of some of the island's first male European settlers, is situated on the plot. The text of this memorial reads:

ERECTED A.D. 1881. BY A DESCENDANT OF THE FIRST SETTLERS OF NANTUCKET IN MEMORY OF THOSE WHOSE REMAINS ARE BURIED ON THIS HALLOWED SPOT WHERE STOOD THE FIRST CHURCH GATHERED HERE IN 1711, SINCE REMOVED TO WHERE IT NOW STANDS AS THE VESTRY OF THE FIRST CONGREGATIONAL SOCIETY.

1609 - TRISTAM COFFIN - 1681
1598 -
THOMAS MACY - 1682
1604 - EDWARD STARBUCK – 1690 1617 -
PETER FOLGER - 1690.
1624 - JOHN GARDNER - 1706
1664 - JOHN SWAIN. JR. - 1738 1644 - JOHN COLEMAN - 1715.
1626 -
RICHARD GARDNER - 1688
1598 - CHRISTOPHER HUSSEY - 1686
1640 - WILLIAM BUNKER - 1712

Also on the site is a replica of John Gardner's stone; the original was replaced in 1881 when Tristram Coffin raised funds to have a replica made. The original resides with the Nantucket Historical Association.

Edward Starbuck was born in Derbyshire in England in about 1604. He married Katherine Reynolds of Wales sometime in the early 1630s. He came to America sometime in the late 1630s or possibly early 1640s and settled in Dover. At the time, Dover was part of the Massachusetts Bay Colony, but it is presently in the state of New Hampshire.

He lived in Dover for about twenty years and was a large landholder and quite active in local government. His children were all born in Dover and his wife, Katherine, died there sometime before he moved to Nantucket.

Edward Starbuck and Tristram Coffin were the first two men to sail to Nantucket for an inspection trip. It would seem both men were pleased and in 1659 the ten First Purchasers and their partners bought the Island from Thomas Mayhew. Edward also accompanied Thomas Macy on the first voyage to settle the Island in 1661.

Edward Starbuck then returned in the early 1660s to take up permanent residence on Nantucket where he spent the rest of his life. He died on the Island February 4, 1690/91.

Edward and Katherine had six children, but only one son, Nathaniel, who lived to marry and have children. It appears that all the Starbucks in America descend from Nathaniel. The following were the children.

Maine Pioneers, 1623-1660, about Edward Starbuck:
Dover, had suit in court in 1640; proprietor in 1642; one of the men appointed by the town 20 (2) 1644, to have control and management of the fisheries in the river. Taxed in 1648. Was charged with being an Anabaptist, and was sent to Boston for trial in 1648.

With wife Kathren he sold land 20 (5) 1653, to his son in law Peter Coffyn of Dover, and made over to him all his property 9 March, 1659. See also Phillips.

Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s - 1900s:
Edward Starbuck, 1635, New Hampshire, source publication 9448, Annotation: In the years from 1925 to 1942, Frederick A. Virkus edited seven volumes with the title, The Abridged Compendium of American Genealogy, published in Chicago by the Institute of American Genealogy. Each volume has a section in the main body of the work, co. Source Bibliography: VIRKUS, FREDERICK A., editor. Immigrant Ancestors: A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1964. 75p. Repr. 1986. Page 63.

Edward Starbuck, 1643, New England, source publication 1936, Annotation: Excellent directory of the first settlers of New England. Drake's additions and corrections (no. 1666) are found in the G.P.C. reprint and in no. 9151, Tepper, Passengers to America, pp. 468-470. Source Bibliography: FARMER, JOHN. A Genealogical Register of the First Settlers of New-England; Containing an Alphabetical List of the Governours, Deputy-Governours, Assistants or Counsellors, and Ministers of the Gospel in the Several Colonies, from 1620 to 1692; Graduates of Harvard College to 1662; Members of the Ancient and Honourable Artillery Company to 1662; Freemen Admitted to the Massachusetts Colony from 1630 to 1662; With Many Other of the Early Inhabitants of New-England and Long-I. Page 273.

Children (
Starbuck):
i. Nathaniel, born 20 February 1634/5; died 6th, 6 mo. 1719.
ii. Dorcas, born unknown, died 8 mo. 1696.
iii. Sarah, born unknown; died unknown.
i
v. Abigail, born unknown; died unknown.
v. Jethro, born unknown; died 27 May 1663.


REFERENCES


1. Nantucket, Mass., Vital Records to 1850, 5 vols. Boston, 1925-28, (Hereafter NVR to 1850), Births, page 496, Starbuck, Edward, “1st of Nantucket,” h. Catharine Reynolds of Wales, _____, 1604, P.R. 38.]; Historical Memoranda Concerning Persons & Places in Old Dover, New Hampshire, collected by Rev. Dr. Alonzo Hall Quint, and Others, and Published in the Dover Enquirer from 1850 to 1888., Edited by John Scales, Starbuck Family, page 128; Abigail pages 130, 131, and 284; Dorcas pages 130 and 281; Elder Edward, 1, 2, 30, 34-40, 45, 74, 128, 130, 164, 191, 202, 223, 280, 284, 288, 348, 350, 352-3, 355, 357, 362, 364, 372, 376, 410; Jethro page 130; Katherine pages 130 and 372; Sarah page 130; Nathaniel pages 130, 281, 355, 357, 362, 364, 376; found at: http://www.archive.org/stream/historicalmemora00scal#page/n37/mode/2up/search/Starbuck.

2.
NVR to 1850, Deaths, page 542, Starbuck, Edward, 4th, 12 mo. 1690, a. 86. [“1st of Nantucket,” h. Catharine Reynolds of Wales, father of Nathaniel, Dorcas, Sarah, Abigail, Esther and Jethro, P.R. 38.].

3.
NEHGS, 1927, “Memoirs of Deceased Members of the New England Historic and Genealogical Society”, prepared by Rev. Arthur Wilmot Ackerman, D.D., Historian, Alexander Starbuck, page 453; Nantucket, Mass., Vital Records to 1850, 5 vols. Boston, 1925-28, (Hereafter NVR to 1850), Births, page 496, Starbuck, Edward, “1st of Nantucket,” h. Catharine Reynolds of Wales, _____, 1604, P.R. 38.]; NVR to 1850, Deaths, page 542, Starbuck, Edward, 4th, 12 mo. 1690, a. 86. [“1st of Nantucket,” h. Catharine Reynolds of Wales, father of Nathaniel, Dorcas, Sarah, Abigail, Esther and Jethro, P.R. 38.].

4.
http://www.citereh.com/p10.htm#i424.

5.
Catharine Reynolds died circa 1658 at Dover, Strafford, New Hampshire according to Sarah George Zakzrewski, "Sarah Zakrzewski Family Tree" (Brainerd, MN).

6.
Warren, Roland L., Mary Coffin Starbuck & the Early History of Nantucket (P.O. Box 803, Andover, NY 14806: Pingry Press, 1987). Hereinafter cited as Mary Coffin Starbuck & the Early History of Nantucket.

7.
Jordan, John W., Colonial Families of Philadelphia, (Lewis Publishing Company, Chicago 1911), pages 566-7; Frank A. Gardner, MD, Thomas Gardner Planter and Some of His Descendants, (1731, Essex Institute, Salem, MA); Nantucket, Mass., Vital Records to 1850, 5 vols. Boston, 1925-28, (Hereafter Nantucket VR), Births, page 507, Starbuck, Nathaniel, h. Mary (d. Tristram Coffin 1st and Dionis), s. Edward and Catharine Reynolds, _____, 1636 [? In Dover, N. H.], P.R. 38.]. The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, 162 vols., 1847-2009., page 98, January, 18??, Notes on the Dover Combination, “Starbuck, Edward. Protest, 1641. Fully dicussed in Hist. Mem. 69, Dover Enquirer. Was “Elder” in the church. He was later a leading citizen of Nantucket, and left descendants. He died in Nantucket, Feb. 4, 1696-7, aged 86. Had wife Katherine and children: 1. Nathaniel, b. 1636; m. Mary, dau. of Tristram Coffin, and was of Nantucket. Both were “Friends.” He d. 6, 6 mo. 1719; she d. 13, 9 mo. 1717.”

8.
The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, 162 vols., 1847-2009., page 98, January, 18??, Notes on the Dover Combination, “Starbuck, Edward. Protest, 1641. Fully dicussed in Hist. Mem. 69, Dover Enquirer. Was “Elder” in the church. He was later a leading citizen of Nantucket, and left descendants. He died in Nantucket, Feb. 4, 1696-7, aged 86. Had wife Katherine and children: 1. Nathaniel, b. 1636; m. Mary, dau. of Tristram Coffin, and was of Nantucket. Both were “Friends.” He d. 6, 6 mo. 1719; she d. 13, 9 mo. 1717.”

9.
Ibid; Colonial Families of Philadelphia, page 566-7; NVR to 1850, Births, page 302, Coffin, Mary, w. Nathaniel Starbuck (s. Edward and Catharine), d. Tristram and Dionis (Stevens), 20th, 2 mo. 1645 (see Haverhill Vital Records), P.R. 38.

10.
Ibid; Page 98 Jan. Notes on the Dover Combination.

11.
Jordan, John W., Colonial Families of Philadelphia, (Lewis Publishing Company, Chicago 1911), pages 566-7; Frank A. Gardner, MD, Thomas Gardner Planter and Some of His Descendants, (1731, Essex Institute, Salem, MA).

12.
NEGHS, The Coffin Family, page 150, April 18??, “Mary . . . she d. in Nantucket, Sept. 13, 1717.”; NVR to 1850, Deaths, page 545, Starbuck, Mary, 13th, 9 mo. 1717, in 74th y. [w. Nathaniel (s. Edward and Cahtarine), d. Tristram Coffin and Dionis (Stevens), P.R. 38. W. Nathaniel a. 72, P.R. 63.].

13.
Ibid; NVR to 1850, Births, page 302, Coffin, Mary, w. Nathaniel Starbuck (s. Edward and Catharine), d. Tristram and Dionis (Stevens), 20th, 2 mo. 1645 (see Haverhill Vital Records), P.R. 38.

14.
Savage, James, Dictionary of First Settlers of New England, 136, WILLIAM, Nantucket, m. Dorcas, d. of Nathaniel Starbuck, had Damaris, b. 24 Oct. 1673; Dorcas, 29 Aug. 1675; and William, 3 June 1677. His w. d. a. 1696; and he d. 23 Sept. 1710, hav. had ano. w. but no ch.

15.
NVR to 1850, Deaths, page 326, Gayer, Dorcas, first w. William of Devonshire Co., Engl., d. Edward Starbuck 1st and Catharine Reynolds, ____, 8 mo. 1696, P.R. 38; The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, 162 vols., 1847-2009., pages 297-302, July, 1877, “The Gayer Family”, Communicated by William C. Folger, Esq., of Nantucket, Mass., Corresponding Member of the N.E. Historic, Genealogical Society; NVR to 1850, Deaths, page 542, Starbuck, Dorcas [dup. w. Jethro], 11th, 10 mo. 1747, C.R. 4. [Dorcas Jr., w. Jethro (s. Nathaniel and Mary), d. William Gayer and Dorcas (Starbuck) (first w.), 11th, 10 mo., a. 72, P.R. 38. W. Jethro, 10th, 11 mo., P.R. 63.].

16.
The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, 162 vols., 1847-2009., page 297, July, 1877, “The Gayer Family”, Communicated by William C. Folger, Esq., of Nantucket, Mass., Corresponding Member of the N.E. Historic, Genealogical Society; NEHGR, page 98, “Notes on the Dover Combination”, January 18??, “2. Dorcas, m. William Gayer: dau. Damaris m. Nathaniel Coffin, and they were ancestors of Admiral Sir Isaac Coffin.”

17.
Johnson, Carol Clark, Genealogical History of the Clark and Worth Families, page 134; Savage, James, Savage, Dictionary of First Settlers of New England, page 136, GAYER, * SAMUEL, Nantucket, rep. soon after the new chart. of 1691. WILLIAM, Nantucket, m. Dorcas, d. of Nathaniel Starbuck, had Damaris, b. 24 Oct. 1673; Dorcas, 29 Aug. 1675; and William, 3 June 1677. His w. d. a. 1696; and he d. 23 Sept. 1710, hav. had ano. w. but no ch.; The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, 162 vols., 1847-2009., pages 297-302, July, 1877, “The Gayer Family”, Communicated by William C. Folger, Esq., of Nantucket, Mass., Corresponding Member of the N.E. Historic, Genealogical Society.

18.
Nantucket, Mass., Vital Records to 1850, 5 vols. Boston, 1925-28, 2:503, Gayer, William of Devonshire Co., Eng., h. Dorcas (d. Edward Starbuck 1st and Cathatrine), h. Mary Conde (wid., of Boston, “No chn.,” “mother of Peter Coffin’s wife”), 23d, 7 mo. 1710, P. R. 38.

19.
The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, 162 vols., 1847-2009., pages 297-302, July, 1877, “The Gayer Family”, Communicated by William C. Folger, Esq., of Nantucket, Mass., Corresponding Member of the N.E. Historic, Genealogical Society; From "Gayre's Booke, being A History of the Family of Gayre" Vol. IV by Lt-Colonel Robert Gayre and R. L. Gair (London: 1959), pages 62 and 64.

20.
Unknown source.

21.
http://homepage.mac.com/billwalker1/data11/ps03/ps03_374.htm.

22. Page 98 Jan. Notes on the Dover Combination.

23. NVR to 1850, Deaths, page 552, Storey, William, h. Sarah (d. Edward Starbuck and Catharine Reynolds), _____, 1658, P.R. 38.

24.
Page 450, Genealogical Items relating to Dover, N.H., Oct.; Page 98 Jan. Notes on the Dover Combination.

25.
Page 55, 1855, Genealogical Items relating to Dover, N.H.; Page 98 Jan. Notes on the Dover Combination.

26.
Page 98, January, Notes on the Dover Combination.

27.
The earliest recorded birth of one of her children was 20th, 10 mo. 1657, a daughter who was named Abigail. NVR to 1850, Births, page 237.

28. NVR to 1850, Births, pages 316, 286, 237, and 337. Children of Abigail Starbuck Coffin were Peter, born 20th, 8 mo. 1660; Jethro, born 16th, 9 mo. 1663; Abigail, born 20th, 10 mo. 1657; and Tristram, born March 8, 1665.

29. Page 98 Jan. Notes on the Dover Combination.

30. NVR to 1850, Deaths, page 176, Coffin, Peter, h. Elizabeth (d. Nathaniel Starbuck and Mary (Coffin)), s. Peter (s. Tristram and Dionis (Stevens)) and Abigail (d. Edward Starbuck and Catharine of Dover, N.H.) [see record of birth], _____, 11 mo. 1699, P.R. 38.); NVR to 1850, Births, page 286, Coffin, Jethro, h. Mary (d. John Gardner and Priscilla (Grafton)), s. Peter (s. Tristram and Dionis (Stevens)) and Abigail (d. Edward Starbuck and Catharine of Dover, N. H.), 16th, 9 mo. 1663 [? In N. H.], P.R. 38; NVR to 1850, Births, page 237, Coffin, Abigail, w. Daniel Davidson of Ipswich and Newbury, d. Peter and Abigail (Starbuck), 20th, 10 mo. 1657 [? In N. H.], P.R. 38; and NVR to 1850, Births, page 337, Coffin, Tristram, h. Deborah Colcord, s. Peter and Abigail (Starbuck), Mar. 8, 1665 [? in N. H.], P.R. 38

31. Unknown source.

32.
NVR to 1850, Deaths, page 544, Starbuck, Jethro, s. Edward, May 27, 1663. [s. Edward and Catherine Reynolds, P.R. 38. 27th, 5 mo., P.R. 63.].

33.
Page 98 Notes on the Dover Combination Jan.

34.
Historical Memoranda Concerning Persons & Places in Old Dover, New Hampshire, collected by Rev. Dr. Alonzo Hall Quint, and Others, and Published in the Dover Enquirer from 1850 to 1888., Edited by John Scales, Starbuck Family, page 128; Abigail pages 130, 131, and 284; Dorcas pages 130 and 281; Elder Edward, 1, 2, 30, 34-40, 45, 74, 128, 130, 164, 191, 202, 223, 280, 284, 288, 348, 350, 352-3, 355, 357, 362, 364, 372, 376, 410; Jethro page 130; Katherine pages 130 and 372; Sarah page 130; Nathaniel pages 130, 281, 355, 357, 362, 364, 376; found at: http://www.archive.org/stream/historicalmemora00scal#page/n37/mode/2up/search/Starbuck.