- Born: Bef 20 Jan 1638, Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, Bristish American Colonies 537
- Baptized: 20 Jan 1638, First Church in Salem. Salem, Essex, Massachusetts 537
- Marriage: Mary Dennis on 12 Jul 1661 in Wenham, Essex, Massachusetts, British American Colonies 537
- Died: 17 Nov 1698, Massachusetts 537
Noted events in his life were:
• Dates & Events. 537
John Batcheller was on of the the jurist that tried the famous witchcraft cases of Salem. With the other members of the Jury, in 1692, he signed a statement asking forgiveness for the error of their judgment.
Will-Essex county Probate, Recorded, Old Series Book 6 Apr 1667 to Dec 1699. vol 306, page 141- "In ye Name of God Amen, I john Batchelder, Senior, of Wenham in ye county of Essex in his Majestic Province of ye Massachusetts Bay in New England Yeoman, being Weake in body yett of perfect understanding and memory through ye Mercy and goodness of God and Nott knowing how short my time may be here in this world and being Willing to settle that little worldly Estate that God in his Goodness has been pleased to bestow upon me I doe make and ordain this to be my last will and testament in the manner and Forme ..." He names his wife Sarah whas the use of "ye Little Room or Westwardly end of my Dwelling house to live in if she shall see cause to accept of itt free to her self and that she had good bed and bed Clothes to itt with Curtains and Vallance to itt and a bedstead & an Iron Pott that will hold about two Fallons to be free to her to dispose of after her decease if she shall see meett."
In the will, John mentions his eldest son Johseph Batchelder, his daughter, Elizabeth who was married to Thomas Millett, three other daughters, Hannah, Mary and Sarah, and two more sons, David Batchildor and Ebenezer Batchelder. William Fisk, John New and Bethia Herrick were witnesses to this will.
An Inventory of John's estate is in the Essex Co. Probate Records, Old Series Book 6, April 1664 to 1699, Vol. 306, page 198.
~Batcheller Genealogy, pp. 349-351
John married Mary Dennis, daughter of Edward Dennis and Sarah, on 12 Jul 1661 in Wenham, Essex, Massachusetts, British American Colonies.537 (Mary Dennis was born on 28 Jun 1642 in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, British American Colonies 625, baptized on 3 Jul 1642 in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, British American Colonies 625 and died on 26 Jun 1665 in Massachusetts 537.)