Ministers

Old Burial Hill and Rev.Walton

Last fall, on my history tour, I went in search of Old Burial Hill in Marblehead, Massachusettes. Through my Grandfather, Alfred Balentine, I descend from Rev. Walton, the first minister here in Marblehead’s first church.¬† Although this is a line specific to my Grandfather, I feel it is also notable to my Grandmothers side as…

Marblehead

No, not a driveway, this is one of the roads that line the neighborhood of Marblehead village. I have never seen roads lined with stone walls. I was quite impressed. My search for Rev.Walton took me to Marblehead, Massachusettes. What a beautiful town!The streets are lines with gorgeous old homes that I have seemingly stood…

Old Burial Hill

I am putting together my summer Family History Tour. Another place I have chosen is Marblehead, Mass. I descend from Rev. William Walton and his daughter Elizabeth. Old Burial Hill is the location of his church. I am excited to check out the location for myself. I looked at photos online and it is so…

Rev. William Tompson, Braintree, Ma

William, of Braintree, had been matriculated at Brazen Nose College, Oxford, 28 Jan 1620, at the age of 21, but his degree is not found in the Fasti; had been a preacher in Winwick, a parish of his native Lancashire before he came to New England in 1637 with his wife Abigail and some children.…

Rev. Peter Clark, Salem Village, Ma

Peter Clark, born 1692, died June 1768. graduated from Harvard¬† College in 1712. He was ordained pastor June 5, 1717 in Salem, Ma (now Danvers). He was a published writer, Original Sin” 1757-1760. He also published¬† Scripture Grounds of the Baptism of Christian Infants asserted and defined in a Letter,etc. 1735. He also published many…

Rev. John Reynor, Plymouth, Ma

The name has been spelled many different ways including Reynor, Reyner, Rayner, Raynor and Reinor. John was born at Gildersome in West Riding County Yorkshire, England which is about 35 miles from Scrooby. He attended Emmanuel College, Cambridge and graduated from Magdalen College, Oxford where he received his A. B. in 1625. His first wife…