Saturday, December 12, 2015

Surname Saturday ~ PAGE of Hampton, New Hampshire

Memorial Stone to the PAGE family
at Founder's Park in Hampton, New Hampshire


Robert Page married his wife, Lucy, in South Walsham, Norfolk, England on 8 October 1629.  They were examined in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England before leaving England on 11 April 1637 and he gave his age as thirty three years in the deposition.  In their party on board the immigrant ship Rose they had three children: Francis, Margaret and Susannah, and two servants- William Moulton, age twenty, and “Anne Wadd”, fifteen years old (sister to Robert’s wife Lucy Warde).  They deposed that they were “desirous to passe into New England to inhabit.”  They arrived in Boston on June 8th and first settled in Salem, Massachusetts.

In 1639 Robert Page received ten acres of land for a house lot in Hampton, New Hampshire.  This land was owned by his descendants for six generations, abutting the meeting house on the south, and between the house lots of William and Robert Marston.  He was made a freeman on 18 May 1642 in Hampton.   Robert built the first sawmill in Hampton.   Out of 76 taxpayers in Hampton in 1659, his tax was the highest.

This area of New Hampshire was known at this time as the county of Norfolk, Massachusetts.   Robert Page was a representative to the General Court, and served as a marshal for Norfolk County.  He was also the only deacon of the church from 1671 until his death in 1679 and was succeeded by his son Francis, my 9th great grandfather.   See the Essex County, Massachusetts probate files for his will proved on 11 November 1679 and also see the Norfolk County, Massachusetts Deeds, Volume 3, page 28.  (This is a case of looking in Massachusetts records for this New Hampshire family!)

I descend from two of Robert Page’s children- Francis, mentioned above, and his daughter, Margaret who married John Sanborn, grandson of the Rev. Stephen Bachiler of Hampton.   Another daughter, Rebecca, married his servant William Marston.  Francis Page was born about 1633 and also resided in Hampton.  He was a selectman, juror, and town moderator.  He was elected to be a deacon soon after his father’s death.  Francis had a son, Francis, who was my 8th great grandfather (see below).

For more PAGE information:

History of Hampton, New Hampshire by Joseph Dow

The New England Ancestry of Dana Converse Backus, page 118

The History and Genealogy of the Page Family from the years 1257 to the Present, by Charles Nelson Page, 1911

New England Historic Genealogical Society Register, “The English Ancestry of Robert Page of Hampton, NH”, by George Chamberlain, Volume 66, pages 180 – 183.

My PAGE genealogy:

Generation 1:   Robert Page, son of Robert Page and Margaret Goodwin, born about 1604 in England, died 22 September 1679 in Hampton, New Hampshire;  married on 8 October 1629 in South Walsham, Norfolk, England to Lucy Warde, daughter of Francis Warde and Susanna Brown.  Seven children, and I descend from two- Francis and Margaret.
Lineage A:

Generation 2: Margaret Page, born about 1630, died 13 July 1699 in Hampton; married to John Sanborn, son of John Sanborn and Ann Batchelder.  He was born about 1620 in England and died 10 October 1692 in Hampton, New Hampshire.  Margaret and John Sanborn had one child.  She was previously married to William Moulton on 18 April 1663 in Hampton.  William Moulton was the stepson of William Estow, who had been her father’s servant. 

Generation 3:  Jonathan Sanborn, born 25 May 1672 in Hampton, died 20 June 1741 in Kingston, New Hampshire;  married on 4 February 1692 in Hampton to Elizabeth Sherburne, daughter of Samuel Sherburne and Love Hutchings.

Generation 4: Margaret Sanborn m. Moses Sleeper
Generation 5:  Hepzibah Sleeper m. Samuel Lane
Generation 6: Sarah Lane m. Elisha Batchelder
Generation 7: Jonathan Batchelder m. Nancy Thompson
Generation 8: George E. Batchelder m. Abigail M. Locke
Generation 9: George E. Batchelder m. Mary Katharine Emerson
Generation 10: Carrie Maude Batchelder m. Joseph Elmer Allen
Generation 11: Stanley Elmer Allen m. Gertrude Matilda Hitchings (my grandparents)

Lineage B:

Generation 2:  Francis Page, born 1633, died 15 November 1706 in Hampton, New Hampshire; married on 2 December 1669 in Hampton to Meribah Smith, daughter of Robert Smith and Susanna Unknown. Seven children.

Generation 3: Francis Page, born 15 December 1676 in Hampton, died 19 August 1755 in Hampton Falls, New Hampshire; married on 27 January 1698 in Hampton Falls to Hannah Nudd, daughter of Thomas Nudd and Sarah Dearborn.  She was born 23 October 1678 in Hampton and died 12 April 1751 in Hampton.  Ten children.

Generation 4:  Sarah Page, born 18 October 1698 and died May 1781; married on 31 January 1723 to Josiah Batchlder, son of Nathaniel Batchelder and Elizabeth Foss.  He was born 1 July 1695 in Hampton and died 9 October 1759 in Hampton Falls.  Six children.

Generation 5:  David Batchelder m. Elizabeth Swett
Generation 6:  Elisha Batchelder m. Sarah Lane  (see above)


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Heather Wilkinson Rojo, "Surname Saturday ~ PAGE of Hampton, New Hampshire", Nutfield Genealogy, posted December 12, 2015, (  accessed [access date]). 


  1. Once again thank you, Heather. I descend from Robert Page's daughter Margaret and her first husband, William Moulton. I have not done much research on this family, and now I have some go to sources including this blog post.

  2. Heather, I have the marriage to William Moulton as Margaret's first marriage, with daughter Sarah Moulton born 1656. I will be back checking my sources this weekend.

  3. 2nd cousin 7X removed... Sort of...

  4. I'm descended from Francis & Meriba;s daughter Lucie.