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Robert BLOOD

Male Abt 1625 - 1701

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  • Born  Abt 1626  Ruddington, Nottingham Co., England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • I had written: "Ruddington, county of Nottingham, England/Ruddington, England"
    Gender  Male 
    Died  22 Oct 1701  Concord, MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I145  My Genealogy
    Last Modified  19 Jan 2012 

    Father  Robert Bludd or James BLOOD,   d. UNKNOWN 
    Family ID  F097  Group Sheet

    Family  Elizabeth WILLARD,   b. Abt 1635, Old or New England unknown Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Aug 1690 
    Married  8 Apr 1653  Concord, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
     1. Robert BLOOD,   b. 20 Feb 1659/60, Concord, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1720, South Carolina? Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Mary BLOOD,   b. 4 Mar 1654/55,   d. Abt 14 Feb 1722/23
     3. Elizabeth BLOOD,   b. 14 Jun 1656,   d. Abt 7 Mar 1733/34
     4. Sarah BLOOD,   b. 1 Aug 1658,   d. Abt 1 Jun 1741
     5. Simon BLOOD,   b. 5 Jul 1662,   d. Abt 4 Apr 1692
     6. Josiah BLOOD,   b. 6 Apr 1664,   d. Abt 2 Jul 1731
     7. John BLOOD,   b. 29 Oct 1666,   d. Abt 24 Oct 1689
     8. Ellen BLOOD,   b. 14 Apr 1669,   d. Abt 19 Jun 1690
     9. Samuel BLOOD,   b. 16 Oct 1671,   d. Abt 1740
     10. James BLOOD,   b. 3 Nov 1673,   d. Abt 17 May 1738
     11. Ebenezer BLOOD,   b. 15 Feb 1675/76,   d. Between 1680 and 1689
     12. Jonathan BLOOD,   b. 1 Sep 1679,   d. Abt 5 Jan 1778
     13. Abigail BLOOD,   b. Abt 1 Sep 1679,   d. UNKNOWN
    Last Modified  11 Jan 2012 
    Family ID  F093  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Abt 1626 - Ruddington, Nottingham Co., England Link to Google Earth
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    Link to Google MapsDied - 22 Oct 1701 - Concord, MA Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Robert Blood "was untamed, independent, perhaps even unruly... He with is brother John were previously of Lynn, and later, the proprietors of an independent plantation outside the limits of any town - a rare thing in Puritan New England where settlements were organized by groups of persons with the Church as their cohesive element. This property, so long referred to on the records as Bloods Farms was first occupied by John and Robert Blood sometime before 1651." (The Story of the Bloods, by Harris) An original grant consisting of 1400 acres with additional aquisitions through the rights of Roberts father in law as well as purchases from the Indians enlarged the original area until it included much of present town of Carlisle and extended westward to the Chelmsford lines and southward to the Concord bounds."

      "The Lynn presentments 9:5:1647 at the Salem Quarterly Court read as follows: 'John Blood presented for uttering mutinous words in a public place, tending to disturbance of the peace,' and 'Robert Blood presented for abusing William Knight in provoking speeches, challenging him to a fight, pushing him with his arm and breaking his fence in which he had impounded some of his cattle; and for abusing Henry Rodes, seeking to take away a tree that belonged to Rodes, pushing him with his arm and threatening him.' John and Robert were also witness in a case of a servant striking his master with a pitchfork.

      There is no doubt however that Robert Blood (1628-1701), who was born in Ruddington, Nottinghamshire and married Elizabeth Willard (1636-1690) on 8 Apr. 1653 in Concord, Middlesex County, arrived much earlier, possibly with his father James Blood.

      We have been unable yet to tie Robert into our branch of the Blood genealogy although it is an intriguing possibility than he could be related through Edmund Blood's son Robert (b.c.1570), younger brother of Captain Edmund Blood (1568-1640), or through an earlier association. It may be relevant to note that Ruddington, Nottinghamshire and Makeney, Derbyshire are only 20 miles or so apart.

      The Ruddington Bloods are known, see Descendants of William Blood (1710), to have had links with Methodism and the Framework Knitters. For example a group of Primitive Methodists was recorded meeting in Ruddington at the house of John Blood (1777-1833) and his family of twelve.

      Robert and Elizabeth Blood had thirteen children: Mary (1655-1723), Elizabeth (1656-1734), Sarah (1658-1741), Robert (1659-1701), Simon (1662-1692), Josiah (1664-1731), John (1666-1689), Ellen (1669-1690), Samuel (1671-1740), James (1673-1738), Ebenezer (1676-1680/9), Jonathan (1679-1778) and Abigail (b.1679). Robert and Elizabeth are buried at Concord, Middlesex County, Massachusetts. Much of the history of the Concord Bloods is to be found in A History of the Town of Concord, Middlesex County, Massachusetts from Its Earliest Settlement to 1832, and of the Adjoining Towns, Bedford, Acton, Lincoln, and Carlisle by Lemuel Shattuck (1835).

      Pagey Elliott (b.1913) grew up with dogs and horses in Lexington, where she was born. She graduated from Radcliffe College in 1935 and later bred Golden Retrievers and Connemara ponies, in Carlisle. In 1946, she and Dr. Elliott bought what they called the River Road Farm, a farmhouse and 64-acre parcel purchased from the estate of Mason Garfield, the grandson of President James A. Garfield. The house, dating back to 1701, was originally part of the Blood Farms, established by the Blood family who were Carlisle's original settlers. The property borders River and Skelton Roads, and extends to the Concord River in the back.

  • Sources 
    1. [S01874] Concord Records, 8.

    2. [S02134] Early Massachusetts Marriages Prior to 1800, Frederic W. Bailey, (Bureau of American Ancestry), 35.
      "Robert Bloud & Elizabeth Willard, Feb. 8, 1653"