Lt. NOYES Wadleigh[1, 2, 3, 4]

Male 1745 - 1777  (32 years)

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  • Name NOYES Wadleigh 
    Prefix Lt. 
    Born 19 Sep 1745  Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 5
    • (The Noyes Decendants says 9 Sept., 1745.)
    Gender Male 
    _UID 66690D38EB9ED5118A064445535400004381 
    Died 27 Oct 1777  Saratoga, Saratoga, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 6
    • (Died of wounds received at Saratoga. VR says died "in the camp of a wound received in the Battle at the Northward of the 7th Oct". Ae 32 y. 1 m.)
    • Served as private and sergeant in a Massachusetts regiment, May to December 1775.
      Sergeant in Lexington Alarm, April, 1775; Sergeant in Gerrish's Massachusetts Regiment, April to November, 1775; Ensign 26th Continental Infantry, 1st January to 31st December, 1776; 1st Lieutenant 9th Massachusetts, 1st January, 1777;.

      Noyes, Wadleigh, Newbury.Sergeant, Capt. William Rogers's co. of Minutemen, Col. Samuel Gerrish's regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775; service, 9 days; also, Capt. William Rogers's co., Col. Gerrish's regt.; return of effectives made by said Noyes, dated Malden, July 28, 1775; also, same co. and regt.; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted April 28, 1775; service, 3 mos. 11 days; also, Capt. Rogers's (8th) co., Lieut. Col. Loammi Baldwin's (late Col. Gerrish's) 38th (also given 37th) regt.; pay abstract for Aug., 1775, dated Chelsea; also, company return [probably Oct., 1775]; also, order for bounty coat or its equivalent in money dated Chelsea, Dec. 28, 1775; also, list of recruits for the new establishment in Col. Baldwin's regt., approved by Brig. Gen. W. Heath in Camp at Cambridge, Dec. 30, 1775; Capt. Rogers's co.; also, Ensign, Col. Loammi Baldwin's (26th) regt.; return dated Cambridge Camp. Jan. 8, 1776, made by Col. Loammi Baldwin, of commissioned officers in 26th regt.; also, Ensign, Capt. Ezra Badlam's co., Col. Baldwin's regt.; pay abstract for Jan., 1776, etc.; also, receipt given to Col. Baldwin, for ration allowance from Jan. 1, 1776, to April 1, 1776, dated New York; also, Capt. Badlam's co., Col. Baldwin's regt.; pay abstracts for Feb.-June, 1776, dated New York; also, list of men appearing on a bill for work done by them; receipt on reverse, given to Col. Baldwin by said Noyes, Lieutenant, dated New York, Aug. 11, 1776; also, return of the sick in Capt. Badlam's comade by said Noyes, Ensign, dated North Castle, Nov. 17, 1776; also, return dated Mixfield, Pa., Dec. 29, 1776, of men belonging to Col. Baldwin's (26th) regt. who marched on expedition to Trenton Dec. 26, 1776; also, Lieutenant, Col. James Wesson's regt.; Continental Army pay accounts for service from Jan. 1, 1777, to Oct. 27, 1777; also, 1st Lieutenant, Capt. Samuel Carr's co., Col. Wesson's regt.; return dated Jan. 25, 1778; reported wounded Oct. 7, 1777, died Oct. 27, 1777; also, list of officers belonging to 9th Mass. regt. who died or were discharged subsequent to Jan. 1, 1777, as certified by Col. J. Wesson, dated West Point, Sept. 12, 1779; reported killed Oct. 27, 1777. [Mass. Soldiers & Sailors In The War of The Revolution 11:558]

      Wadleigh was granted a Bounty Land Warrant before his death. [Abstract of Rev. War Pension Files]


      All this info will come from Bills and Petitions for the relief of his hiers. The info is too long to copy and recopy so I will leave out all the legal words I can.

      Bill 218. Wadleigh Noyes a Lieutenant in the continental line of the Army of the revoution, slain by the enemy at Stillwater. Seven years half pay promised by the resolution of congress passed, August 24, 1780 passed House and Representatives June 8, 1838.

      Bill 314. Wadleigh Noyes a Lieutenant slain at the capture of Burgoyne's Army. The rest is the same as the bill above.

      War Department November 23, 1791

      That it appears that Wadleigh Noyes, deceased was a lieutenant in the 9th Massachusetts regiment: and that he was mortally wounded at Saratoga the 7th of October 1777, of which wounds he died the 27th day of the same month and year.

      January 31, 1821

      The petition of Hannah Richardson, of Newbury, in the State of Massachusetts widow of Wadleigh Noyes, of said Newbury, deceased, and moses, son of said Wadleig.

      The petitones state that, early in the year 1776, the said Wadleigh Noyes entered as a volunteer in the service of the United States, and, at commencement of the revolutionary war, served as a private soldier and as a non-commissioned officer in he 9th Massachusetts regiment, under the command of colonel James Wesrone, on the continental establishment, ( in which it is believed as the states that he servied with honor to himself and fidelity to his country, having been promoted to the rank of Lieuantant in same regiment, on that establishment, ) from January 1, 1777 until the 7th of October of the same year, when the regiment in which he served was engaged in a battle with the emeny near Stillwater, and said Wadleigh was slain.

      Notes: Mrs. Noyes was remarried before asking for relief by then her last name was Richardson.

      The Bills and Petitions were in the House and Senate from 1791 to 1856 before they passed both Houses.

      [Info provided by Dennis Segelquist]
    Person ID I72  Tasker Database
    Last Modified 7 Feb 2009 

    Father NOYES Jonathan,   b. 23 Jul 1717, Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jan 1800, Andover, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Mother BANCROFT Lydia,   b. 4 Mar 1725/6, Reading, Middlesex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 24 Aug 1743  Reading, Middlesex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [7, 8, 9, 10
    • (The Noyes Descendants, Vol. II says 1742. VR spells Noice.)
    Family ID F12  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S20] Book-Noyes-The Noyes Descendants, Vol. II, p.187.

    2. [S110] Internet-American Biographical Library.
      The Biographical Cyclop├Ždia of American Women; Volume II: Historical Register of Officers of the Continental Army During the War of the Revolution Alphabetical List of Officers of the Continental Army; Fifteenth Virginia, page 417

    3. [S128] Book-Mass. Soldiers & Sailors in the War of the Revolution, Vol. 11 Page 558.

    4. [S129] Book-Gen. Abstracts of Rev. War Pension Files, 3:2521 (BLW # 1808-200).

    5. [S40] Book-VR Newbury, MA; Vol. I - Births, 1:369.

    6. [S49] Book-VR Newbury, MA; Vol. II - Marriages & Deaths, 2:363.

    7. [S9] CD-NEHG Register, Vol. 94, Oct 1940, p. 314.

    8. [S49] Book-VR Newbury, MA; Vol. II - Marriages & Deaths, 2:353.

    9. [S65] Book-Descendants of John and Anthony Emery, CS71.E535., p.29.

    10. [S78] Book-VR Reading, MA, p.404.