Isabel Harding

#2810, ( - circa 1633)
Relationship8th great-grandmother of William David Lewis


Richard Baldwin III b. s 1578, d. b 1633
Children 1.Mary Baldwin+4 (s 1603 - )
 2.Timothy Baldwin+4 (s 1605 - )
 3.Nathaniel Baldwin+4 (s 1607 - 1658)
 4.Hanna Baldwin4 (s 1609 - )
 5.Christian Baldwin4 (s 1611 - )
 6.Joseph Baldwin+4 (s 1613 - 1684)
 7.Sarah Baldwin+4 (s 1617 - )
Birth order of their ch. uncertain; in Richard's will it is: Nathaniel, Joseph, Mary Pratt, Hanna, Christian, Sara, then Timothy "myne eldest sonn." 
Her married name was Baldwin. 
Marriage*say 1602She married Richard Baldwin III, son of Richard Baldwin II and Isabel Chase, say 1602 at EnglandG; (based on est. birth dates of children.)1 
23 December 1630In Richard Baldwin III's will dated 23 December 1630, Isabel Harding was named as an heir; Names wife Isabel and six children: sons Nathaniel, Joseph and Timothy (eldest son and executor; daughters Mary Pratt (and her three daughters, two unnamed), Hannah, Christian and Sarah.2,3 
Death*circa 1633She died circa 1633. 
ChartsAncestors of William D. Lewis (#1)
Ancestors of William D. Lewis (#2)


  1. [S520] VWH.
  2. [S325] Charles Candee Baldwin, Baldwin Genealogy Supplement of 1889 (Cleveland, O.: The Leader Printing Company, 1889), pp. 990-1, giving a date for the will as 23 Dec 1630.
  3. [S324] Col. Joseph L. Chester, "Report of Investigations concerning the Family of Baldwin, of Aston Clinton, Co. Bucks", New England Historic Genealogical Register 38 (1884): 164-165. Richard II is identified as the son of Richard I, as he is in the father's will. Then, "I find nothing positive about him beyond the facts in his father's Will, viz., that he was not 23 in 1552-3, and was to have the tithes and lands in Cholsbury."
    The article gives an abstract of the will of a Richard Baldwin, of Cholsbury, 'weaver,' dated 23 May 1630, "which must not be overlooked."
    To Isabell my wife one third of my goods & chattels-to Nathaniel my son £10-to Joseph my son half an acre of land called Hunt's Wick, when 21-to my daughter Mary Pratt 6s. 8d. & to her daughter Mary 2 sheep, & her other 2 children each a sheep -to my daughter Hannah £13. 6. 8, and my 2 other daughters Christian & Sarah each £10, when 21 or married-all residue to Timothy my eldest son, and he to be my executor.
    The conclusion is that "this Richard [father of seven children] evidently could not have been the one who had the Cholsbury lands in 1552-3, unless he had these children in his extreme old age, yet it seems not unlikely that he was his son, and, as I can find no traces of the three sons Timothy, Nathaniel and Joseph named in the will, after the probate in 1633, I think there can be little if any doubt that they were the three of those names who emigrated to New England, appearing at Milford in 1639. The Registers of Cholsbury begin in 1583, and perhaps might clear up this matter."
    The full text of the will can be found in Charles Candee Baldwin's Baldwin Genealogy Supplement, pp. 990-1. This source gives the date of the will as 23 Dec 1630 and date of probate as 16 May 1633.
  4. [S324] Col. Joseph L. Chester, "Family of Baldwin": 164-165. Will of Richard Baldwin II (1630), q.v. Also Charles Candee Baldwin's Baldwin Genealogy Supplement, pp. 990-991.