Desire BANCROFT

14 May 1713–7 December 1736 (Age 23)
Westfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Desire

When Desire BANCROFT was born on 14 May 1713, in Westfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Nathaniel BANCROFT, was 32 and her mother, Elizabeth HIGLEY, was 36. She died on 7 December 1736, in her hometown, at the age of 23.

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Family Time Line

Nathaniel BANCROFT
1680–1740
Elizabeth HIGLEY
1677–1744
[Infant female] BANCROFT
1711–1711
[Infant female] BANCROFT
1712–1712
Desire BANCROFT
1713–1736
Susannah BANCROFT
1716–1740
[male] BANCROFT
1717–1717
Nathaniel BANCROFT Jr.
1720–1721
Experience BANCROFT
1723–1723
Mercy BANCROFT
1723–1736
Elizabeth BANCROFT
1729–1731
Tirza BANCROFT
1729–1736

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(10)

+5 More Children

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various minor places called Bancroft, from Old English bēan ‘beans’ (a collective singular) + croft ‘paddock’, ‘smallholding’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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  • Ancestry Family Trees
  • Desire Bancroft, "Massachusetts, Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"

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