- Born: Abt 1603, Canterbury, Kent, England
- Baptized: 7 Oct 1604, Margate, Kent, England
- Marriage: Elizabeth Dickinson on 22 Dec 1628 in Thornington, Northumberland, England 1335
- Died: Mar 1647(8), Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, Bristish American Colonies about age 44 1335
Noted events in his life were:
• Dates & Events. 537
Joseph Batcheller was born and married in Cantebury, England. He and his wife Elizabeth emigrated to to America in 1636. They also had one child, three servants and Joseph's brothers Henry and John with them on this journey. They setted in Salem first and later in Wenham. He was made a freeman in 1637, was deputy to the General Court in Boston in 1644 as the first representative from the town of Wenham.
According to the History of Wenham, pages 28 and 29, "he was a prominent and useful man in the plantation." Joseph died in Mar 1647 and his estate was inventoried on 31 Mar 1657. His son, Mark Batcheller was appointed administrator of the estate of his father.
~Batchelder Genealogy, pg. 848
• Background Information. 1335
Joseph, his wife Elizabeth and son Marke came to New England on a ship called the Hercules of Sandwich.
Joseph Bachelor of Canterbury, Kent, England & Salem, Massachusetts, was a tailor. Also on the ship's list are Henry and John Bachelor who were probably brothers of Joseph. Joseph was of the parish of St. George, Canterbury, and was a bachelor, aged about 24 and upwards, when on 22 Dec 1628, he was granted a licence for his marriage to Elizabeth Dicckenson, of the same parish, virgin, aged about 15, daughter of Susan Dickenson, of the same parish, widow. On this licence he is called Joseph Batcheler. The marriage was to be solemnized at Thanington. The printed "Register Booke of the Parish of St. George," Canterbury, p. 24 contains the record of the baptism of Elizabeth Dickenson, daughter of Robert Dickinson, 10 Apr 1614. The same parish register also shows that John, son of Joseph Bacheler, was buried 1 May 1631 [p. 185], that Mary and Martha, daughter of Joseph Bachelor and Elizabeth Diconson his wife, were baptized 10 Jun 1634 [p. 32] and were buried the same day [p. 185], and that Mark, son of Joseph Bacheler and Elizabeth Dickinson, was baptized 4 Oct 1635 [p. 32]. Joseph Bachelor settled at Salem, then moved to Weham. He died in Jan. 1647/8.
~New England Historical & Genealogical Register, Vol. 75, pp. 222-224
Joseph married Elizabeth Dickinson, daughter of Robert Dickinson and Susan, on 22 Dec 1628 in Thornington, Northumberland, England.1335 (Elizabeth Dickinson was born before 10 Apr 1614 in Canterbury, Kent, England and was baptized on 10 Apr 1614 in Canterbury, Kent, England 1335.)