|4182. Robert Burdick
was born between 1630 and 1635 in England. He died in 1692.
From The Descendants of Robert Burdick of Rhode Island :
The First Burdick of Record in America was Robert burdick, who was living at Newport,
R.I., in 1655. He came from England to Newport in 1651.
From The Genealogical Index of Rhode Island :
1652, Nov 19 -- He was baptised by Joseph Torrey.
1656 -- Freeman.
1661, Nov. 1 -- Westerly.
He an Tobias Saunders, were arrested by Walter Palmer, constable, and soon
after brought before Governer John Endicott, charged with forcible entry and
intrusion into the bounds of Southertown, in the Pequot country. He acknowledged
he was upon the same land and built a small house there. They were committed to prison,
both refusing to find security for appearance at General
1662, May 22 --
In a letter from Rhode Island to Massachusetts, mention is made
of the imprisonment by
the latter state of Robert Burdick and Tobias Saunders
for not producing their deeds of
1669, May 18 -- His name was on a list of inhabitants of
1671, May 17 -- He took oath of allegiance.
1675, Jul. --
He and his family came to Newport on account of the Indian war,
returning to Westerly
1679, Sep. 17 -- He took oath of allegiance.
1680-83-85 -- Deputy
1683, Sep. 17 -- Samuel Hubbard, having
returned to Newport, having returned
from a journey to Rye, &c., detailed
some of the events of the trip. He
says: 'at Westerly, the first day after Sabbath,
brother Burdick buried a son,'
and among others there, were grandson John Phillips, and
Ruth his wife, and Benjamin
Burdick; 'a very great burial, above twenty
1691, May 17 -- He and his wife Ruth, sold John Macoone
100 acres for 10 pounds.
1692, Mar. 8 -- He made an agreement with
his son-in-law, Joseph Crandall, by
which latter was to take care of his father-in-law and
find him with suitable
meat, drink, washing, lodging and apparel , &c. for life,
of which, Joseph Crandall was to have the dwelling house and
forever, and until Robert Burdick's death, to have also use of
oxen, cart, two
cows, and eight swine, and then to be returned to be disposed
of by will, except
the cart and wheels.
1692, Oct. 25 -- He having
died without perfecting his will, an agreement was
made by his sons and his sons-in-law.
What their father has disposed of by legacy
was to stand, and what remained, to be divided
into nine parts. To son-in-law
John Phillips one part. The other eight parts to go to
daughters Naomi Rogers
and Tacy Maxson, only his wearing apparel to be divided between is sons,
Benjamin and Samuel. The lands of deceased that are undivided to go to Samuel, Robert
and Hubbard Burdick. To son Thomas, two oxen and a hog. To daughter Deborah
Crandall, bed, warming
pan, &c, To daughter Ruth Phillips, iron pot, a swine,
&c. To son Benjamin, heifer,
swine and an iron pot. To son Samuel a heifer
and a swine. To son Robert a cow.
To son Hubbard a cow. To daughter Naomi Rogers a swine, &c. To daughter Tacy Maxson,
Inventory, 2 oxen, 2 cows, 2 heifers, 6 swine, mare, wearing apparel,
pan, pewter, &c.
Ruth Hubbard was born on Jan 11 1640.
(36) She is said in The
Descendants of Robert Burdick of Rhode Island to be the first immigrant child born in
Agawam (now Springfield, Ma). She died after 1691.