Edward Bobit1

#10375, (say 1620 - May 1676)
Relationship7th great-grandfather of William David Lewis


Sarah Tarne b. s 1634
Children 1.Edward Babbitt Jr.+11 (1655 - )
 2. Sarah Babbitt+1 (1657/58 - )
 3.Hannah Babbitt11 (1660/61 - )
 4.Damaris Babbitt11 (1663 - )
 5.Elkana Babbitt+11 (1665 - )
 6.Dorcas Babbitt11 (1666/67 - 1674)
 7.Ester Babbitt11 (1669 - )
 8.Ruth Babbitt12 (1671 - )
 9.Deliverance Babbitt12 (1673 - )
Edward Bobit was also known as Bobbit.2 
Birth*say 1620He was born say 1620.1 
Marriage*7 September 1643He married Sarah Tarne, daughter of Miles Tarne and Sarah _____, on 7 September 1643 at Taunton, Massachusetts.2,3 
October 1652He participated in the founding of the Iron Works in October 1652 at Taunton, New Plymouth Colony, subscribing "£10 for the enterprise"; the founding of the Iron Works.4 
19 November 1652Edward Bobit acquired real estate at New Plymouth Colony on 19 November 1652, a parcel of land on "the Southsyde of the Great River between the land of Edward Rew...and the land of William Parker."5 
Death*May 1676He died in May 1676 at Taunton, New Plymouth Colony (now Bristol Co.), MassachusettsG.6,7 
Probate*6 March 1676/77His estate was probated on 6 March 1676/77 at New Plymouth Colony, MassachusettsG; also Judge James Cudworth, poss. 8614.8 
Inventory6 March 1676/77His estate was inventoried by Edward Bobit on 6 March 1676/77 at New Plymouth Colony (now Bristol Co.), MassachusettsG.9 
Probate4 June 1684His estate was probated on 4 June 1684 at New Plymouth Colony (now Bristol Co.), MassachusettsG.10 
ChartsAncestors of William D. Lewis


  1. [S958] Edgar H. Reed, "Marriages, Births and Deaths in Taunton, Mass.", New England Historical and Genealogical Register 16, 17 (Oct. 1862, Jan. 1863): 325, "The names of Edward Bobit's children, and their age: Edward, borne 15 July, 1665; Sara, borne 20 M'ch., 1657; Hna, borne 9 M'ch., 1660; Damiras, borne 15 Sep., 1663; Elkana, borne 15 Dec., 1665; Dorkas, borne 20 Jan'y, 1666; Easter, borne 15 Ap'l, 1669; Ruth, borne 7 Aug., 1671; Deliverance, borne 15 Dec., 1673; Dorkas, dyed 9 April, 1674."
  2. [S165] James Savage, A Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England, four volumes (Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1860-1862), I:207,""BOBBIT, EDWARD, Taunton 1643, m. 7 Sept. 1654, Sarah, d. of Miles Tarne of Boston, and was liv. at T. 1675.". Hereinafter cited as First Settlers of New England.
  3. [S960] David Pulsifer and William B. Trask, "Early Records of Boston", New England Historical and Genealogical Register 2–11 (1848–1857): 11:199, "Edward Bobbet was marryed to Sarh Tarne the Daughter of Myles Tarne of Boston 7 : 7 : 54 by Capt Humphrey Atharton."
  4. [S961] William Bradford Browne, The Babbitt Family History (Taunton, Mass.: C. A. Race & Son, Printer, 1912), 15.
  5. [S961] William Bradford Browne, The Babbitt Family History, 14, citing Plymouth Colony Records.
  6. [S962] Nathaniel B. Shurtleff and David Pulsifer, editors, Records of the Colony of New Plymouth in New England (Boston, New York: Press of William White, 1855–1861), reprinted by AMS Press (1968), 5:217, letters of administration granted to his widow.
  7. [S946] George M. Bodge, Soldiers in King Philip's War (Boston: privately published, 1891), 461, "In May, 1676, in that part of Taunton which became Raynham, six men were killed while at work in the field planting, viz., Henry Andrews, James Bell, Sergt. James Phillips, and in another part of town Edward Bobit, or Babbitt..."
  8. [S962] Nathaniel B. Shurtleff and David Pulsifer, Records of the Colony of New Plymouth in New England, 5:217-18, "Sarah, the relict of Edward Bobbctt, is graunted letters of adminnestration on the estate of her husband, deceased ; and in order to the settlement of the estate, this Court doth order, that the eldest son shall haue a doubble portion of the whole estate, and to take it in lands vnimproued ; and the administratrix is to haue during her life the land that is improued, with a thirds of the meddow, as in full of her thirds of the proffitts of the lands, and as a healp to the bringing vp of the children, and a thirds of the goods and chatties to her owne dispose, the rest of the estate to be equally deuided amongst the rest of the children."
  9. [S961] William Bradford Browne, The Babbitt Family History, 24–25: "An Inventory of the estate of Edward Bobet Senr. slaine by the Indians exhibited to the Court held att Plymouth the sixt of March 1676 on the oath of Sarah Bobbitt widdow.
    Imps the house and land broken up and umbroken which lyeth together and meddow adjoyning to it being 140 acrees lying att
    Mr. Streets farme soe called 150-00-00
    2 About 4 acrees of salt meddow lying att Asplace called by the name of Assonett 10-00-0
    3 A peece of upland being 29 acres lying att a place called Joshua Creekes brook 07-00-0
    4 eight acrees of land lying on the east syde of the Great River neare the Great bridge 04-00-0
    5 Alsoe 22 acrees of land lying by the three Mile River lying att Rumford and called the 20 acree devision 05-00-0
    6 A Right in the North devision 10-0-00
    Item alsoe a right in the late purchased land below the 3 mile River 10-00-00
    7 Town Rights 10-00-0
    8 Two oxen 6 cowes 5 steers, 1 bull two heiffers 5 yeerlings 1 calfe 2 horses 13 swine 56-10-0
    Item beeff and corne spent by the armie and horses killed in the army 06-01-00
    Item Cart wheeles and plow and plow irons, chaines and hoese & yoakes beetle rings and weddges with other old iron 05-11-00
    Item axes horse takleing armes and Amunition 02-03-06
    Item bed and beding 05-10-0
    Item wearing clothes that was left of his 03-04-00
    Item hemp bagges and basketts bridles and saddles & Skins 06-07-0
    Item woolen cloth and linine cloth mony and xchge 06-09-0
    Item spining wheels chests tubbs pailes barrells bottles and other wooden lumber 03-02-06
    Item bedsteeds and cradles lether and other smale things 02-03-06
    Item 1 pillian 00-08-00
    Item bed and furniture 02-00-0
    "This estate of Edward Bobbitt above mensioned an Inhabitant of Taunton in the Jurisdiccion of New Plymouth was apprised by us this sixt of March 1676.
    Citation: Plymouth Colony Records, Vol. 3 of Wills, p. 56.
  10. [S962] Nathaniel B. Shurtleff and David Pulsifer, Records of the Colony of New Plymouth in New England, 7:132-33, son Edward named administrator.
  11. [S962] Nathaniel B. Shurtleff and David Pulsifer, Records of the Colony of New Plymouth in New England, 7:40, all as Bobbitt.
  12. [S958] Edgar H. Reed, "Marriages, Births and Deaths in Taunton", 16:325.