Thomas Blanchard +
1Blanchard Genealogy, The Essex Antiquarian, Vol. 9, p. 26 (1905).
"THOMAS BLANCHARD1, the ancestor of the principal Blanchard family in New England, probably came from Andover, England. He sailed in the ship Jonathan of London, from London to Boston, in 1639 with his children, his wife, and her mother and the latter's niece. His children and his wife and her mother were sick on the voyage, and his wife died on the ship. Her mother lived until the ship came to anchor in Boston harbor, when she died.
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Mr. Blanchard lived first in Charlestown, then, from 1646 to 1650, in Braintree, and subsequently in Malden. He married, first, ----- -----; and second, widow Agnes (Bent) Barnes. She died on the voyage to America in 1639. He married, third, Mary -----; and died May 21, 1654. His wife Mary survived him, and was living on Noddle's Island in 1663. She died, his widow, before 3 (4) 1676, when her will was proved.
2--I. GEORGE2, born in 1622; lived in Medford; m., first, ----- Hills; and, second, Mary -----; he d. March 18, 1699-1700, having had a large family.
3--II. THOMAS2, b. in 1625; m. Ann[Rolfe?]; he d. 12 mo; 1650; and she m., secondly, Richard Gardner of Woburn Oct. 18 1651.
4--III. SAMUEL2, b. Aug. 6, 1629.† See below (4).
5--IV. NATHANIEL2,b. in 1636; lived in Weymouth; m. Susanna Bates 16; 10; 1658; he d. in 167-; and she m., secondly, Thomas Bass in 1680.
6--V. JOSEPH2,† b. 1639; probably d. on the voyage to America.".