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  • ID: I00119
  • Name: Comfort {1} STARR , of Ashford
  • Sex: M
  • Title: Dr.
  • Birth: BEF. 6 Jul 1589 in Cranbrook, Kent, ENG (bapt) 1
  • Death: 2 Jan 1659/60 in Boston, Suffolk, MA
  • Immigrant: 1635 Sailed on the Hercules from Sandwich to New England
  • Reference Number: STAR203
  • Note:
    Ashford formerly known as the "Manor of Esshetesford"
    Dr. Comfort practiced as surgeon in Ashford.
    "Comfort Starre of Ashford in Kent Chirurgeon [surgeon]" appears on a passenger list in Yearbooks C and D of Sandwich, Kent County, England, 1608-1642. He and his family along with three servants sailed on the 200 ton Hercules of Sandwich in the spring of 1634. Only three children are listed: Thomas, Comfort, and Mary. The servants were: Saml Duncan, John Turvey or Turbey, and Truth shall prevail Starre. In order to obtain passage, Dr. Starr presented a certificate of his "conversacion and Conformity to the orders and discipline of the Church" signed by Edmund Hayes, Vicar of Asford, 21 March 1634 and another signed by John Honnywood and Thomas Godfrey, Justices.

    Father: Thomas STARR b: 1565 in New Romney, Kent, England
    Mother: Susan (STARR) b: 1552-1578 in England

    Marriage 1 Elizabeth MITCHELL b: 17 Jun 1590 in Shorne, Kent, ENG
    • Married: 1623-1651 in Ashford, Kent, ENG
    1. Has Children Thomas {7} STARR , Immigrant b: 13 Dec 1615 in Cranbrook, KEN, ENG

    1. The Early Starrs in Kent and New England by Hosea Starr Ballou
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