The Residents of Salem
The First Town of the Massachusetts Bay Commonwealth
From Original Records up to the Year 1651


Part 1 of 4, being residents whose surnames begin with the letters A, B, C, or D.
This table contains information gathered from J.B. Felt's "Annals of Salem" 2nd edition, 2 vols., Salem, 1845.
Felt's sources were the original colonial records, many of which have since been lost.

Abbreviations:
a = ante (before);
p = post (after);
unk = name unknown.

Column headings:
with RC = at Cape Ann with Capt. Roger Conant, 1626;
with JE = arrived with Capt. John Endicott on the Abigail, 1628;
with FH = arrived with Rev. Francis Higginson and the GCMB fleet, 1629;
petition = petitioned for freeman status, 1630;
freeman = sworn a freeman;
1st Church = admitted to the 1st Church of Salem;
land = granted land, or land grant confirmed;
resident = resident of Salem, or arrived in Salem, or received as inhabitant of Salem, or stated to be "of Salem."

All years are original Julian calendar, beginning March 25 and ending the March 24 following.

Residents of Salem before 1651, Surnames A through D
with RC with JE with FH petition freeman 1st Church land resident
Abby, John . . . . . . 1637 .
Adams, Richard . . . . . . . 1637
Adams, Robert . . . . . . 1638 .
Aimedoune, Roger . . . . . . 1637 .
Alderman, Jane . . . . . 1636 . .
Alderman, John . . . . p1637 1637 1637 .
Alford, Mary . . . . . 1636 . .
Alford, William . . . . p1635 . . .
Allen, Elizabeth . . . . . 1636 . .
Allen, Robert . . . . . 1642 1637 .
Allen, Robert . . . . . 1642 1637 .
with RC with JE with FH petition freeman 1st Church land resident
Allerton, Isaac . . . . . 1647 . 1633
Amyes, Joan . . . . . 1637 1637 .
Amyes, Ruth . . . . . 1638 . .
Antrum, Thomas . . . . p1637 1639 1637 .
Archer, Samuel . . . 1630 . 1636 . .
Auger, Allice . . . . . 1636 . .
Auger/Agar, William . . . . 1631 1636 . .
Avery, Thomas . . . . 1643 1638 . .
Babson, Isabel . . . . . . 1637 .
Bachelder, Joseph . . . . p1637 1638 1637 .
Bacon, Rebeckah . . . . . 1641 . .
with RC with JE with FH petition freeman 1st Church land resident
Bacon, William . . . . p1640 1643 . 1640
Baker, Robert . . . . . . 1637 .
Balch, John 1626 . . 1630 1631 1636 . .
Balch, Margery . . . . . 1636 . .
Baly, Jonathan . . . . . . . 1647
Banks, Lydia . . . . . 1637 . .
Barber, goodwife . . . . . 1640 . .
Barber, John . . . . . 1642 1637 .
Barber, John . . . . . . 1639 .
Barber, William . . . . . . 1637 .
with RC with JE with FH petition freeman 1st Church land resident
Barnardistone, Catherine . . . . . 1639 . .
Barnett, Alice . . . . . 1640 . .
Barney, Anna . . . . . 1638 . .
Barney, Jacob . . . . 1634 1636 . .
Bartholomew, Henry . . . . p1635 1637 . 1635
Bartholomew, Richard . . . . p1638 1640 1638 .
Bartoll, John . . . . . . . 1648
Batchelder, John, and wife . . . . p1639 1639 1639 .
Batchelder, Mary . . . . . 1639 . .
Batter, Edmund . . . . p1636 1636 1636 .
with RC with JE with FH petition freeman 1st Church land resident
Batter, Sarah . . . . . 1636 . .
Baxter, Daniel . . . . . . 1639 .
Bayley, Guydo . . . . . . 1644 .
Bayley; Henry . . . . . . 1638 .
Beacham, Mary . . . . . 1640 . .
Beachamp, Edward . . . . p1637 1639 1637 .
Beard, Thomas, Mr. . . 1629 . . . . .
Beare, Philip . . . . . . 1637 .
Beaumont, John . . . . . . 1640 .
Belknap, Joseph . . . . . . . 1644
with RC with JE with FH petition freeman 1st Church land resident
Beman, William . . . . . . . 1637
Bennet, Henry . . . . . . . 1630
Bennet, Jane . . . . . 1643 . .
Bennet, John . . . . . . . 1633
Bennet, Richard . . . . . . 1636 .
Bennet, William . . . . . . 1637 .
Berry, Christopher . . . . . . . 1640
Best, John . . . . . . . 1638
Bishop, Edward . . . . . 1645 . 1639
Bishop, Richard . . . . p1635 1639 . 1635
with RC with JE with FH petition freeman 1st Church land resident
Bishop, Townsend . . . . 1635 1636 . .
Bixby, Thomas . . . . . . . 1636
Black, John . . . . 1632 1636 . .
Blackleach, Elizabeth . . . . . 1638 . .
Blackleach, John . . . . 1635 1636 . .
Blanchard, Ann . . . . . 1643 . .
Blanchard, William . . . . p1637 1641 . 1637
Blancher, widow . . . . . . 1638 .
Blomfield, Henry . . . . . . . 1638
Boggust, John . . . . . . . 1630
with RC with JE with FH petition freeman 1st Church land resident
Borows, John . . . . . . 1637 .
Bourne, John . . . . . . 1637 .
Bourne, John . . . . . 1644 1637 .
Bowditch, Sarah . . . . . 1640 . .
Bowditch, William . . . . . . 1643 .
Bowen, Thomas . . . . . . . 1648
Bownd, Anne . . . . . 1636 . .
Bownd, William . . . . p1637 1636 1637 .
Boyse, Joseph . . . . p1639 1641 . 1639
Brackenbury, Ellen . . . . . 1636 . .
with RC with JE with FH petition freeman 1st Church land resident
Brackenbury, Richard . 1628 . . 1634 1636 . .
Brand, Thomas . . 1629 . . . . .
Brately, John . . . . . . . 1638
Brayne, Agnes, widow . . . . . 1637 . .
Bridgeman, John . . . . . . . 1637
Bridgman, Elizabeth . . . . . 1650 . .
Bright, Margery . . . . . 1636 . .
Brittell, John . . . . . . 1637 .
Brown, Ales . . . . . 1637 . .
Brown, Hugh . 1628 . . . . . .
with RC with JE with FH petition freeman 1st Church land resident
Brown, John . . 1629 . . . . .
Brown, John . . . . 1638 1637 . .
Brown, Samuel . . 1629 . . . . .
Brown, William . . . . p1637 1642 1637 .
Brown, William & wife Sarah . . . . 1649 1648 . .
Browning, Thomas . . . . 1637 1637 1637 .
Bryan widow . . . . . . 1639 .
Bryant, Thomas . . . . . . . 1642
Buffum, Robert . . . . . . . 1638
Bulfinch, John . . . . 1642 1640 . .
with RC with JE with FH petition freeman 1st Church land resident
Bulfinge, Ann . . . . . 1641 . .
Bullock, Henry . . . . . . 1643 .
Burdet, George, Rev. . . . . 1635 . 1635 .
Burdsall, Henry . . . . . 1638 . .
Burstow, Anthony . . . . . . . 1637
Burton, John . . . . . . 1637 .
Burtsall, Henry . . . . 1638 . . .
Burwood, Thomas . . . . . . . 1640
Bushnell, Francis . . . . . . . 1639
Bushnell, John . . . . . . 1637 .
with RC with JE with FH petition freeman 1st Church land resident
Button, Robert . 1628 . . . 1642 .
Buxton, Anthony . . . . . . 1637 .
Buxton, Thomas . . . . . . . 1639
Byam, George . . . . 1642 1640 . .
Calcott, Edward . . . . . . . 1637
Cantilbury, William . . . . . . 1639 .
Carpenter, Thurston . . . . . . . 1637
Cary, Nicholas . . . . . . 1637 .
Chadwell, Thomas . . . . . . . 1637
Charles, Sarah . . . . . 1647 . .
with RC with JE with FH petition freeman 1st Church land resident
Charles, William . . . . . . 1637 .
Chichester, Mary . . . . . 1650 . .
Chickering, Henry . . . . . . 1640 .
Chilson, Walsingham . . . . . . . 1648
Ching, George . . . . . . 1638 .
Chubb, Thomas . . . . . . 1636 .
Chusmor, Richard . . . . . . . 1636
Clark, Arthur . . . . 1640 . . .
Clark, William . . . 1630 1631 . . .
Claydon, Barnabas . . 1629 . . . . .
with RC with JE with FH petition freeman 1st Church land resident
Claydon, Richard . . 1629 . . . . .
Cleark, Arthur . . . . 1640 1641 . .
Clud, goodwife . . . . . . . 1647
Codman, Robert . . . . . . 1637 .
Coite, John . . . . . . 1638 .
Colbourne, Samuel . . . . . . 1637 .
Cole, Ann . . . . . 1650 . .
Cole, Robert . . . 1630 . . . .
Cole, Thomas . . . . . . 1649 .
Collins, John . . . . . . 1643 .
with RC with JE with FH petition freeman 1st Church land resident
Comyns, William . . . . p1637 . 1637 .
Conant, Roger 1626 . . 1630 1631 1636 . .
Conant, Roger, Jr. . . . . . . 1640 .
Conant, Sarah . . . . . 1636 . .
Concklin, Elizabeth . . . . . 1649 . .
Concline, Ananias . . . . p1638 1639 1638 .
Concline, John . . . . . . 1640 .
Concline, Susan . . . . . 1641 . .
Convers, Allen . . . . p1639 . 1639 .
Cook, Henry . . . . . . 1638 .
with RC with JE with FH petition freeman 1st Church land resident
Cook, John . . . . p1637 1641 1637 .
Cook, John's wife . . . . . 1640 . .
Cook, Richard . . . . . . . 1645
Cooper, Rebeckah . . . . . 1650 . .
Corey, Giles . . . . . . 1649 .
Cornhill, Samuel . . . . . . . 1641
Corning, Samuel, and wife . . . . p1638 1640 1638 .
Cornish, Samuel . . . . . . 1637 .
Cornish, Samuel, Jr. . . . . . . . 1638
Corwin, George . . . . p1638 . . 1638
with RC with JE with FH petition freeman 1st Church land resident
Corwithen, Grace . . . . . 1643 . .
Corwithin, David . . . . . 1649 . 1648
Cotta, Joanne . . . . . 1636 . .
Cotta, Robert . . . . 1635 . . .
Cromwell, Philip . . . . . . . 1647
Curtis, Sarah . . . . . 1650 . .
Curtis, Zacheus . . . . . . 1646 .
Curwin, Elizabeth . . . . . 1640 . .
Curwithen, David . . . . . . . 1644
with RC with JE with FH petition freeman 1st Church land resident
Daniels, Alice, Mrs. . . . . . . 1637 .
Davenport, Elizabeth . . . . . 1636 . .
Davenport, Richard . 1628 . . 1634 1636 . .
Davis, Isaac . . . . . . . 1637
Davis, William . . . . . . 1639
Dent, Francis . . . . . . . 1637
Devinish, Mary . . . . . 1641 . .
Devinish, Thomas . . . . p1639 1641 1639 .
Devoreux, John . . . . . . . 1630
Dickerson, Mary . . . . . 1648 . .
with RC with JE with FH petition freeman 1st Church land resident
Dickerson, Philemon . . . . p1639 1641 1639 .
Dike, Anthony . . . . 1631 . . .
Dike, widow . . . . . . . 1639
Dill, George . . . . . . 1639 .
Dixy, Anne . . . . . 1636 . .
Dixy, Catherine . . . . . 1639 . .
Dixy, Thomas . . . . . . 1637 .
Dixy, Thomas's wife . . . . . 1643 . .
Dixy, William . . 1629 . 1634 1636 . .
Dodge, Elizabeth . . . . . 1645 . .
with RC with JE with FH petition freeman 1st Church land resident
Dodge, Richard . . . . . 1644 1638 .
Dodge, William . . 1629 . . . . .
Doliber, Joseph . . . . . . 1640 .
Downing, Emanuel . . . . 1638 1638 1638 .
Downing, Lucy . . . . . 1638 . .
Downing, Lucy, Jr. . . . . . 1647 . .
Downing, Theophilus . . . . . . 1643 .
Draper, Nicholas . . . . . . 1637 .
Dresser, Samuel . . . . . . . 1638
Dunton, Elizabeth . . . . . 1639 . .


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