ROGER, WILLIAM, and MARK HASKELL, three brothers, are undoubtedly the patriarchal heads of the Haskell family of New England and are found to be very early settlers at Beverly, where Roger had twenty acres of land granted him by the town of Salem, in 1636—probably located not far from Essex Bridge. In 1643 John Hardy made application for a 10 acre lot for his son Joseph, “about the Bass River,’’ and at the same time interceded for a grant of meadow land for Roger Haskell; and the selectmen gave him six acres. In 1646 Roger Haskell and William Dodge were appointed a committee “to call upon the neighbors about Bass River head to mend the two bridges which were decayed, being the Country way, and the way which was formerly made leading from Joe Porters farm to Wenham.” In 1655 Roger was on the jury, and in 1657 chosen constable for Cape Ann side.
(1) ROGER HASKIELL1 was born in England in 1613, and died in Beverly in 1667.
(For will see Appendix.) He married, first, a daughter of John and Abigail Stone, of Beverly; m. second, Elizabeth, dau. of John and Elizabeth Hardy, of the same town. Mr. Hardy d. 1652, and mentions in his will son-in-law Roger Haskell and his four children, John, William, Mark and Elizabeth. He was a mariner, engaged in the fishing business, and had fish houses on Winter Island, Salem harbor. After Mr. Hardy’s decease, his widow m. Edward Berry, Sen., who owned real estate on Essex Street, nearly opposite Derby Square, Salem. She died before 1683, and Mr. Berry, quite advanced in years, afterwards went to live with his son-in-law, Mark Haskell (son of Roger), in Beverly, where he spent the remainder of his days.
Children of Roger: —
1. JOHN2 d. in Middleboro’, Mass. In the N. E. Hist. and Gen. Register, Vol. III, p. 335, among the “early settlers of Middleboro” is found the following item: “ John Haskell and Francis Walker of that town, sons-in-law of George Soule, who was the thirty-fifth signer of the Compact at Cape Cod. He (Soule) was a member of Edward Winslow’s family; sold his lands in Plymouth and removed to Duxbury before 1645, in which year he was one of the deputies from that town to General Court at Ply mouth, and an original proprietor at Bridgewater.’’ In 1668 he gave his lands in Middleboro’ to said sons-in-law and their wives Patience and Elizabeth. In Reg. Deeds for Essex, Vol. VIII, p. 92, we find that John Haskell, Sen., of Middleboro’, sells to Mark Haskell, Sen., of Beverly, May 25, 1687, ten acres of upland at Draper’s Point, “ commonly called Gafford’s land.” he is undoubtedly the same as tine said son-in-law of George Soule.
2. William2 b. I 646.
3. Mark2 Removed to Rochester, Plymouth Co., Mass., where he was living in 1698, when he and his wife Mary sold to Robert Roundy, of Beverly, the homestead where he formerly lived, with thirty acres of upland. He was a carpenter. He m. March 20, 1667—8, Mary, dau, of John and Elizabeth (Goodale) Smith, of Salem, Mass.
Six children —
ROGER,3 b. Oct. 17, 1680.
JOHN,3 b. Feb. 14, 1681.
MARK,3 b. Feb. 5,1683.
ELIZABETH3 b. Nov. 10, 1686.
MARY3 b. April 23, 1689.
JOSEPH3 b. Nov. 3,1692.
6. JOSIAH2 b. 1658; d. May 9,1634, aged 25 years; m. Nov. 22, 1682, Sarah Griggs, of Gloucester. She was admitted to the first church, Beverly, Aug. 17, 1684.
ABIGALL3 b. Aug. 16, 1683 ; m. first, Sands Stanley, of’ Beverly; m. second, William, son of’ Richard Keith, of Marblehead.
One child by Stanley: —
SANDS4 b. 1707.
7. ROGER2 bapt. May 14, 1676, after his mother’s decease; m. Hannah, dau. of William Woodbury.
ABIGAIL3 b. Oct. 18,1681.
JOSIAH3 b. Aug. 16, 1685.
HANNAH3 b. Jan. 23, 1687—8.
MARY3 b. April 23, 1689.
JUDITH3 bapt. June 8, 1690; d. young.
DANIEL3 b. Jan. 11, 1691—2.
ROGER3 b. Oct. 16, 1697; removed to Norwich, Conn.
ELIZABETH3 bapt. May 14, 1699
JUDITH3 bapt. May 14, 1699 Twin to Elizabeth
SARAH3 bapt. Nov. 9,1701.
8. SAMUEL2 bapt. May 14, 1676, after his mother’s decease; d. 1731.
9. SARAH2 bapt. with the above brother.