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Caleb Lombard circa 1635 to 1692 of Cape Cod Get hold of US

Caleb Lombard was born someday round 1635 possible in Dorchester, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, to Thomas Lombard, a tavern keeper, and his third spouse whose identify is unknown. His estimated start 12 months is predicated on his being of age when he took the Oath of Constancy in 1657. His identify is spelled in a wide range of methods together with Lumbart, Lumbard, and Lombart. As a toddler he moved along with his household to Barnstable on Cape Cod. He grew as much as grew to become a mariner and maybe a carpenter (his carpenter instruments are talked about in his father’s will). Caleb is my tenth great-grandfather on my grandmother Milly (Sales space) Rollins’ facet of the household. 

Though Caleb married, his spouse’s identify will not be identified. Torrey has her identify as presumably Mary Prout however Wakefield discounted that risk [see sources below]. In response to Susan Roser, the couple had no less than one baby, Deliverance, from whom I descend. Some historians have indicated he additionally had a son Caleb, however that lack’s proof. Deliverance married William Nickerson, the grandson of William Nickerson who was the founding father of Chatham. 

In 1660 Caleb Lambert was sentenced to sit down within the shares for abominable cursing and swearing. Maybe he realized some alternative phrases rising up in a tavern!

Caleb acquired bequests within the 23 March 1662/3 will of his father Thomas Lumbert of Barnstable. He’s not known as eldest son however is talked about first. He was to obtain the home after his mom’s loss of life and one third of the lands, together with the meadow at Mattakeeset [Duxbury], on the situation that Caleb pay his brothers Jedediah and Benjamin 5 kilos every. He was additionally to obtain a cargo of mackerel that was because of his father, a yoke of oxen, a 3 12 months previous mare that was already thought-about his (he was to offer her first foal to his brother Barnard), saddle & bridle, arms, carpenter’s instruments that have been thought-about Caleb’s, bay mare bought from Mr. John Freeman to separate along with his brothers Jedediah and Benjamin and they need to pay brother Joshua 20 shillings inside a 12 months, one other yoke of oxen with provides and cart to separate with identical two brothers after their mom’s decease. 

On 18 June 1674, Caleb Lumbard and his brothers Jedidah and Benjamin Lumbard have been concerned in controversy with Barnstable neighbors together with George Lewis concerning the boundaries of their land. The city had representatives measure the land and settle the dispute. Caleb signed the doc settling the dispute, indicating he was literate, however I’ve solely seen a transcription which didn’t embrace the unique signatures. 

Caleb was of Barnstable when in 1675 he served in King Philip’s Warfare. He would have been in Captain Gorham’s firm which misplaced 36 males within the Nice Swamp Battle towards the Narragansetts.  I’ve learn that he served as selectman (1669) and constable (1685) in Barnstable, however I want to seek out sources.  

Signal at West Kingston, RI that has gone lacking (supply:

Caleb was an early settler of Chatham, (then Monomoit), Barnstable County, Massachusetts on Cape Cod, the place he purchased 40 acres of land shortly after 1681 and one of many first members of the church there. In Smith’s Historical past of Chatham, he wrote Caleb had a fiery mood that at occasions put him at odds with neighbors. This may very well be what drew him to Chatham as there have been others residing there who bucked authority and sure relished settling a wild place removed from the Plymouth authorities. Caleb was not the one member of the family who did issues their very own method…he illegally bought Barnstable land from Indians on his [step?]mom’s behalf, and when authorities informed her she may solely hold one half of the land she refused, leading to a authorized contest.

Caleb Lombard circa 1635 to 1692 of Cape Cod Get hold of US Obtain US
Pioneers of Chatham Plaque

In December 1686 Caleb exchanged his Monomoit farm for a big tract at South Sea (now Harwichport) from Indians, possible one other unlawful buy however no motion was taken. In1687 he bought this land.

Caleb Lombard of New England was buried in Bridgetown, Barbados on 7 June 1692 [Burial Register of St. Michael’s Church]. It could be fascinating to know if Caleb had relocated to Barbados, maybe the explanation he bought his Harwichport land in 1687.  It was frequent amongst males from coastal New England who traded lumber and salted fish for sugar and molasses to reside at Bridgetown. Whether or not his spouse was with him in Bridgetown additionally will not be identified.

Caleb Lombard circa 1635 to 1692 of Cape Cod Get hold of US Obtain US
Cathedral Church of St. Michael and All Angels, Bridgetown (supply: Wikipedia)

Though data about Caleb are sparse, what I’ve discovered paints an fascinating image of him as an impartial, adventurous man who scoffed at legal guidelines when they didn’t go well with his function!


Register, “First Settlers of Barnstable,” July 1848, web page 314

Plymouth Colony Wills and Inventories,” Mayflower Descendant, 16:124-6, 1914 (citing folio 24)

Robert S. Wakefield, The American Genealogist,  “The Lombard Household of Barnstable, Mass.,” 1976, 52:136-139

Henry B. Hoff, NEHGS Nexus,  “New Englanders within the West Indies,” vol. XIV, No. 5, web page 154

David Hamblen (communicated by) Register, “First Settlers of Chatham, Mass.” January 1853, 7:82

William C. Smith, Historical past of Chatham, Mass., 1905

Eugene Stratton, Plymouth Colony, It is Historical past and Folks, 1986

G. Andrew Moriarty Jr.. Register, “Barbadian Notes,” 67:370, October 1913

Susan Roser, Early Descendants of Henry Cobb of Barnstable, Massachusetts, Associates of the Pilgrim Collection, Quantity 1, 2008

Barnstable Massachusetts City Information, 1640-1793, Quantity 1 1640-1713, [original manuscript at NEHGS Boston]

Robert Charles Anderson, The Nice Migration Begins, 1995

George M. Bodge, Troopers in King Philip’s Warfare: being a important account of that struggle, with a concise historical past of the Indian wars of New England from 1620-1677, 1896

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