Robert Kinsman house, Candlewood Rd., IpswichPeople

Descendants of Robert Kinsman of Ipswich

Robert Kinsman, the immigrant, was a glazier by trade, and received a grant of an acre of land on the south side of Green St., near the corner of County St. He died Jan. 28, 1664, his wife having apparently predeceased him. The children of Robert Kinsman were:

  • Robert 2 born 1629. At 23 years of age, he married Mary Boarman, daughter of Thomas, and purchased a farm on Candlewood in1652 at the time of his marriage. A house built by his son Robert at that location in 1714 still stands. He saw active service in Narragansett during King Phillip’s War, was appointed Quartermaster in 1684, and played a part in the resistance to Gov. Andros in 1687 for which Ipswich is known as the Birthplace of American Independence. He was sentenced not to bear Office, fined twenty pounds, and was placed on bond for five hundred pounds for good behavior one year. He died on February 19, 1712 and was buried in the old High Street Burying Ground where his gravestone still stands. They had nine children.
  • Mary, the eldest daughter, married 1st, Daniel Ringe. They lived on the lot where the William Howard house is. She married 2nd, Usual or Uzall Wardell.
  • Sarah, married Samuel Younglove, Aug. 1, 1660. their house was on the County St. lot behind the Ipswich Museum.
  • Hannah, married William Danford, Mar. 20, 1670; died Oct. 18, 1678.
  • Martha, married Jacob Foster, Jan. 12, 1658. They inherited the Reginald Foster house on Water St.
  • Tabitha. Being the only remaining unmarried daughter, her father gave his dwelling to Tabitha in his will. She (apparently subsequently) married William Howard.

Sources and further reading:

Kinsman graves at the Old North Burying Ground

Robert Kinsman Ipswich
Robert Kinsman Jr.

Kinsman graves at the Old South cemetery

Homes of the descendants of Robert Kinsman

68 Jeffreys Neck Road, the Captain John Smith house (c 1740) - Richard Smith came from Shropham, Co Norfolk by 1641. His farm came into possession of Richard Smith. To his son, John, for £170, he conveyed an 18 acre pasture, bounded in part by the river, "with the new house and half the barn, standing at the south-east end of ye great field."
65 Candlewood Road, the Rhoda Kinsman house ( 1776 / 1818) - Jeremiah Kinsman died in 1818, and his will bequeathed the “Walker’s Island farm” to his sons Jeremiah and William in equal parts. William or his son William Jr. built this house next door, which was known as the “cottage." It came to be occupied by Rhoda Kinsman, daughter of William Jr.
Candlewood Rd. house, Ipswich MA 59 Candlewood Road, the Jeremiah Kinsman house (1752) - Stephen Kinsman built the house at 59 Candlewood Rd. in 1752. He bequeathed to his son Jeremiah "all my lands in Walker's Swamp with the dwelling house and buildings thereon, recorded Dec.27, 1756, by which time Jeremiah and his wife Sara Harris were living in it. This house is protected by a preservation agreement with the town of Ipswich and the Historical Commission.
Samuel Kinsman house, 53 Argilla Rd., Ipswich 53 Argilla Road, the Samuel Kinsman house (1750-77) - Samuel Kinsman received this property in a bequest from his father Capt. John Kinsman, who married Hannah Burnham in 1733. The house is generally dated circa 1750 with a 1777 wing from an existing structure that was moved.
49 Candlewood Road, the Robert Kinsman house (b 1714) - Robert Kinsman constructed this First Period house before 1714, and the home has been greatly expanded over the years. Stephen Kinsman inherited the house in 1726, and with his wife Elizabeth Russell brought up a family of twelve children. They dwelt in the old Robert Kinsman homestead until 1767 when he sold his farm, 47 acres and buildings to Samuel Patch.
41 Turkey Shore Road, the William Howard House (c.1680/ 1709) - William Howard, hatter, bought this lot in 1679 from Daniel Ringe. Architectural evidence suggests that Howard removed the 1638 home of Thomas Emerson and built the left side of the present house about 1680. The right side was added in 1709. From 1891 to 1906 Arthur Wesley Dow and his wife ran the Ipswich Summer School of Art here.
41 Candlewood Road, the Boardman house (c 1750) - Bryan Townsend completely restored this circa 1750 home built by Captain John Boardman or his son Thomas. The barn that Townsend restored received the 2009 Mary Conley award for historic preservation of an Ipswich property.
34 Lakeman’s Lane, the Wade-Kinsman- Cameron house (c 1860) - Deed searches suggest that Asa Wade's barn may have been converted into a residence by Mary or William Kinsman., expanded and modernized in 1939.
“Labor in Vain House,” c.1720 (Labor in Vain-Fox Creek private road) - The house on Fox Creek Rd. known as the Labor in Vain Farm House was built around 1720, but has some late First Period features.
Robert Kinsman house, Candlewood Rd., Ipswich Descendants of Robert Kinsman of Ipswich - Robert Kinsman, the immigrant, was a glazier by trade, and received a grant of an acre of land on Green St. His son Robert 2 played a part in the resistance to Gov. Andros in 1687 for which Ipswich is known as the Birthplace of American Independence.
William Howard house Homes of the descendants of Daniel Rindge and Mary Kinsman of Ipswich - Daniel Rindge (aka Ringe) was in Ipswich, in 1648. He married Mary Kinsman, the daughter of Robert Kinsman who came to Ipswich in 1635.

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  1. Thank you so very much for all this information! Absolutely fascinating! Maybe someday I will get to come to Ipswich and check out my Kinsman heritage, but at least for now, I have more information to pass on to my family. Again thank you for your time.
    Sincerely yours,
    Patricia M. Brown Baker

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