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Amyntas Shaw 

and his wife 

Lucy Tufts Williams 


Compiled for their daughter 

Isabella M. Knowlton 


Josephine C. Frost 

(Mrs. Samuel Knapp Frost) 


Compiler of Frost, Haviland and Strang Genealogies; 
Editor of Town Records of Jamaica, N. Y., 16S6-17S1 ; 
Life Member New York Genealogical and Biographical 
Society ; Member Long Island, Kings County, New Jersey 
and Quaker Hill Historical Societies ; Genealogist of the 
Colonial Daughters of the Seventeenth Century. 



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Abraham Shaw m Bridget Best 

John Shaw m Alice Phillips 

Benjamin Shaw m Hannah Bicknell 

Deacon Jonathan Shaw m Mercy Mason 

Col. Jonathan Shaw m Bethia Hall 


Jonathan Shaw m Lydia Gushee 

Amyntas Shaw m Lucy Tufts Williams 

Isabella M. Shaw m Charles Qark Knowlton 

1— ABRAHAM SHAW was married June 24, 1616 in Halif$«, Yorkshire, 
England to Bridget the daughter of Henry Best of Ovenden who was baptized 
there April 9, 1592. Abraham resided in the village of Northowram in Halifax. 
The baptisms of his children are given in the church records there as follows: — 
Joseph, Mch. 14, 1618; Grace, Aug. 15, 1621; Martha, Dec. 1, 1623; Maria, 
June 18, 1626 ; John, Feb. 16, 1628 ; John, May 23, 1630 ; Martha, Jan. 6, 1632. 
The burials of his dau. Martha on Mch. 31, 1625 and his son John bom 1628, 
on April 12, 16^ are also recorded in the same church records and while 
"Shawe" baptisms appear there as early as 1585 his does not seem to be among 

He is first mentioned in America in the records of Watertown, Mass., where 
on March 9, 1636/7 he is listed among the freemen but he soon settled in Ded- 
ham where he was among the first to subscribe to the Covenant there at the 
time of incorporation. His home and all its contents were burned in Water- 
town in October 1636 and he probably removed to Dedham at once for on 
August 18 of that year he was granted twelve acres of land there between 
Second River and a lot already owned by him; also in that same year he was 
appointed one of the men to govern the town, and given liberty to erect a 
com mill and sixty acres of land to belong to said mill providing it always re- 
mained a water mill. In 1637 he was again appointed to govern the town. 

About this time he was granted a hill of ground on the east side of the 
little river in consideration of his care and pains taken concerning the town's 
business. He was also granted four acres of swamp land, which on October 
10, 1638 he sold to Michael Metcalfe and John Frary. On Sept. 6, 1638 he 
with Wm. Kingsbury was appointed to inform the Court of Assistants of new- 
comers admitted to Dedham without a license. The town records mention on 
25 of 1 mo. 1639 that he was deceased. 


The exact date of his death is not known but he left an undated memoran- 
dum of his last wishes which is filed in Suffolk County Wills and which was 
proven late in 1638. 

He spelled his name with a final "e" as the family did in England. His will 
is as follows: — "Memorandum that if it please Ahnyghte God to take me to his 
mercye by death. That it is my minde and will that my estate shall be disposed of 
as followetfi (tfiat is to say) I bequeathe to my sonne John, and Martha Shawe, 
beinge infants ten poimds betweene them, also betweene the aforesaid Martha and 
Marye I leave as much quicke goods as shal be balance to eight pounds, also to 
Joseph in some goods twelve pounds as may be thought fitt ; further, that Joseph 
and John shall have my lott att Dedham equally divided between them. Also that 
all the rest of my estate whatsoever, be divided, proportionate, betweene all my 
children. Witnessed by Nicolas Biram and Joseph Shawe." 

The witnesses were ordered to inventory the estate and it was dated 1638. 
As no wife was mentioned she without doubt predeceased him. 

On Nov. 29, 1639 Joseph and John Shaw sold the lot left them in their 
father's will to Robert Mason, the court giving 4:he latter permission to purchase. 

2 — ^JOHN SHAW son of Abraham and Bridget (Best) Shaw was 
baptized in Halifax, England May 23, 1630 and died in Weymouth, Mass. 
September 16, 1704. He married Alice the daughter of Nicholas and Elizabeth 
Phillips of Weymouth and they were the parents of ten children all bom 
in Weymouth, namely: — Elizabeth 1655, Abraham 1657, Mary 1660, Nicholas 
1662, Joseph 1664, Alice 1666, Hannah 1668, Benjamin 1670, Abigail 1672 and 
Ebenezer 1674. 

Very little can be fotmd concerning him and he probably lived a quiet 
farmer's life. 

3— BENJAMIN SHAW son of John and Alice (Phillips) Shaw was 
bom in Weymouth, Mass. June 16, 1670 and died in Taunton now Raynham 
June 16, 1723. He married Hannah Bicknell bom 1675 died May 26, 1724. 
His will is as follows and is filed in Taimton, Mass : — 

In the name of God amen I Benjamin Shaw the Eldest of tfiat name in 
I'aunton in the County of Bristol, in the province of the massachusetts Bay 
In new England, Being well sensible of my mortallyty; — ^But of Reasonable 
good health, and of sound mind and memory Through the goodness of the 
Blessed God I do make this my last will and Testament, which is as followeth; 
ffirst I Give and bequeath my soul to God that gave it and Redeemed it with 
the Blood of his son our Lord Jesus Christ ; Secondly I Give and bequeath my 
Body to the Grave to be Decently buried, By my Executors Herein After 
named, In hopes of A Joyf ull Resurrection : And as for my outward or worldly 
estate which God of his Goodness hath Given me, I give and Bequeath and 
Dispose of as followeth ; First I give and Bequeath to my Beloved wife hannah 
Shaw, (after my honest Debts are pay,d and funeral Charges Defrayed) the 
use and Benefit of the new End of my now Dwelling house, as also the use 
of my Bam which are now in my Improvement, and the northward End of 


that Lott where Thomas Caswell formerly Dwelt, viz so farr southward as to 
the petition fence & the use of the orchard in said northward end; I Also 
Give and Bequeath to my said wife, the Improvement of one third part of 
Those Lands which I have herein after Given to my son,s Jonathan Shaw & 
Ebenezar Shaw as also one quarter part of my moveable estate, I also Give to 
my said Beloved wife Two Thirds of the Timber and wood that is on the Land 
as I have herein After Given to my son Samuel Shaw ; A that those perticuler 
which are Above Specified as Given to my Beloved wife is to be understood, 
lo be to and for my Beloved wife she Continuing my widow (I also Give and 
bequeath to my beloved wife and to her Heirs and Assigns for Ever all the 
Gold, and Silver, and paper mony, which shall be mine and in my house un- 
spent att the time of my Decease) Secondly I give and bequeath to my 
son Benjamin Shaw and to his Heirs and Assigns for Ever viz, my wearing 
Apparrell, as also all my Land on the southward aide of the Great River in 
said Taunton, and the house which I built for him, near Three mile River in 
said Taimton, I also Give and bequeath to my son Benjamin Shaw and to 
his heirs and Assigns for Ever The southward End of that Lott where Thomas 
Caswell formerly Dwelt so farr northward as the petition fence; Also I give 
to my son Benjamin as Aforesaid, all my Right in the Commons or unde- 
vided Lands in said Taunton, as Also one quarter part of my Right in the saw- 
mill which stands on the Iron works River, as Also one quarter part of my 
Right in the Cedar swamp as Also one quarter part of my out door moveable 
Estate, After my wife hath Taken out her share as is Above expresed. These 
I give to my son Benjamin Shaw and to his Heirs and Assigns for Ever, He 
(or such as shall L^^lly Represent him) paying to his sister my Daughter 
Susanna Shaw (or such as shall Legally Represent her) fifteen pounds att 
the Time she Arive to the age of Eighteen years, or If she marry sooner, 
then att the time of her marriage: Thirdly I give and Bequeath to my son 
Samuel Shaw and to his Heirs and Assigns for ever, all my lands where his 
house is built, and A peace of Land that Lyes on the north side of the way 
that Goes over pale Brook to Rock plain, as also Another peice of Land that 
Lyes on the south side of said way. And They lye on the East side of neck plain 
plain (so called) Excepting Two Thirds of all the wood & Timber which is 
on the Lands as I give to my son Samuel Shaw as Afore said, for Two Thirds 
of said Timber and wood I give to my beloved wife she Continuing my widow, 
and After my wife, I give said Two Thirds of wood to my Two sons, Jona- 
than Shaw and Ebenezar Shaw as is hereinafter Expresed; I also Give to my 
son Samuel Shaw, one quarter part of my Right in the sawmill and one quarter 
part of my Right in the Cedar swamp, and A quarter part of my out door 
moveable estate. After my beloved wife hath Taken out her share as Afore 
said. These I give to my son Samuel Shaw and to his heirs and Assigns for 
ever (excepting the Timber & wood as before expresed) He (or such as shall 
Legally Represent him) paying to his sister my Daughter Sarah Shaw or such as 
shall Legally Represent her Thirty pounds when and so soon as she Arive to the 


age of eighteen years, or before If she be married sooner, A farther Declaration 
of my will is that my son Samuel shall If he think fit may Improve the old 
orchard which was formerly John Caswels, as Also A strap of Lands Eight 
Rods wide Joyning To Land of Benjamin Halls near my house: viz Eight Rods 
wide att the Lane, and eight Rods wide att the Great River, said Samuel Shaw 
to maintain that eight Rods of fence next to the high way Joyning to Benjamin 
Halls Comer, And my son Samuel Shaw to Improve these Two pecis of Land 
untill my son Ebenezar Shaw Arive to the age of Twenty, and one years If 
my son Ebenezar Live so long, (or to the Time as he would Arive to that 
age, If he should not) provided that my son Samuel Shaw shall not Turn 
Creatures into these pecis of Land Except he be att the Charge to fence them 
of from other Lands: Fourthly I give and bequath to my Two sons, Jonathan 
Shaw & Ebenezar Shaw all my other Lands as I have not Desposed off : to them 
and to their heirs and Assigns for ever After that they Arive to the age of 
Twenty and one years as and in such order as is herein Exspresed viz. After 
my son Jonathan Come to the age of Twenty and one years, he to have the 
Improvement of Two Thirds of his half (excepting Thomas Caswels old orchard 
so Called) he that is my son Jonathan to have his half of that After his 
mother my wife; — ^and his mother haveing the Improvemet of one Third of 
my son Jonathan's part During her Continuance my widow,: and also I give 
to my son Ebenezar Shaw and to his Heirs and Assigns for Ever, After he 
Come of the age of Twenty and one years, The Improvement of Two Thirds 
of the Rest of my Lands att home, (Except what I have given to my wife she 
Continuing my widow, viz Thomas Caswels old orchard so Called,) and After 
my wife my son Jonathan and my son Ebenezar Shaw, to have the whole of 
my lands att home, viz all Excepting what I have herein Given to my sons, 
Benjamin Shaw and Samuel Shaw as Afore said And After my wife, my 
will is that my sons, Jonathan Shaw and Ebenezar Shaw & their heirs and 
Assigns for Ever that they have The Two Thirds of The Timber and wood 
that is on the Lands that I have herein given to my son Samuel Shaw as is 
before Exspresed And that I give to my son Jonathan Shaw, one quarter of 
my Right in the sawmill Above mentioned, and A quarter part of my Right in 
the Cedar swamp, and A quarter part of my out door moveable Estate, these 
T give to my sons, Jonathan Shaw; and also to Ebenezar Shaw I give A 
quarter part of my Right in the Afore said Sawmil, and A quarter part of 
my Right in the Cedar swamp, and A quarter part of my out door moveable 
Estate viz After their mother hath taken out her share as is Above expresed 
viz my son Jonathan Shaw and such as shall Legally Represent him, paying to 
his Sister my Daughter Abigail Shaw or such as shall Legally Represent her, 
Thirty pounds when she Come to the age of Eighteen years, or If she marry 
sooner then att the time of her marriage, — And my son Ebenezar Shaw to have 
what I have willed to him as Aforesaid he or such as shall Legally Represent 
him paying to his sister my Daughter Susanna Shaw or to such as shall 
Represent her fifteen pounds when and so soon as shee Arive to the age of 


Eighteen years, or when she shall marry, If she marry before she come to 
that age flfifthly I give and bequeath, to my Daughter Hannah hathway and 
to her Heirs and Assigns for Ever, one quarter part of my utentialls or house- 
hold goods, After the Decease of my wife, she viz my Daughter Hannah haveing 
Already Received her full shear, as to A equall part with her sisters; Sixthly 
I Give and bequeath to my Daughter Sarah Shaw and to her Heirs and Assigns 
for Ever, or such as shall Legally Represent her. Thirty pounds which I have 
willed that my son Samuel Shaw or his Legall Representative should pay to 
her as is Above Exspresed as also one quarter part of my utentials After the 
Decease of her mother my wife ; Seventhly I give and bequeath to my Daughter, 
Abigail Shaw or such as shall Legally Represent Her and to their Heirs and 
Assigns for Ever, Thirty pounds which I have willed that my son Jonathan 
Shaw, or such as shall Legally Represent him, should pay to her As Afore 
said, I Also Give to my Daughter Abigail Shaw one quarter part of my uten- 
tials After the Decease of her mother my wife or to her Legall Representatives ; 
Eighthly I give and Bequeath to my Daughter Susanna Shaw, and her Legall 
Representatives Thirty pounds, fifteen pounds I have ordered that my son 
Benjamin Shaw or his Legall Representatives should pay her or such as 
shall Legally Represent her, as is before expresed, and the other fifteen pounds 
which I give to my Daughter Susanna Shaw I have ordered and will,d that 
my son Ebenezar Shaw (or such as shall Legally Represent him) should pay 
her or to such as shall Legally Represent her att such Time as is before 
Expresed; ninthly, I do by these presents Declare that my will is that In Case 
any of my sons should Dye or Decease, & Leave no Children as Heirs Hon- 
nestly Begotton of their own Bodys, and Those Lands, which I have Herein 
Given to them not Disposed of by them in their Life Time; In Every such 
Case the surviving Brethren and such as shall Represent them, shall be equall 
shareors in those Lands, which I gave to them; or in Case any of my Daugh- 
ters should Decease, and Leave no Children Born of them and also surviveing ; 
in Every such Case the Liveing sisters my Daughters or such as shall Legally 
Represent them; (They in their live time not haveing otherways Disposed of 
that which I gave to them) In every such Case the Liveing of my Daughters 
and their Legal Representatives shall be Equall sharers in those goods and 
Legacies which I gave Amongst my Daughters, Tenthly and Lastly I do by 
these presents nominate and Appoint my True and Loveing wife Hannah Shaw 
and my Eldest son Benjamin Shaw to be my Joynt Executors of this my Last 
will and Testament, whom I order and Appoint to pay all my honnest Debts, and 
whom I also Impower to Receive all that is honnestly Due to me, and in 
Testemony that this is my Last will and Testament, I do Revoke and make void 
and null all other Conveyances whatsoever, And as A farther Testemony that 
this is my Last will and Testament, I Benjamin Shaw Do and hath hereunto 
sett my hand and seall This seventh day of march in the year of our Lord 
Christ Seventeen hundred and nineteen twenty and in the sixth year of The 
Reign of our sovereign Lord George by the Grace of God of Great Brittain 


france & Ireland King Defender of the faith memorandom These Enterlines 

were Allowed and Entered Before signing and sealing as in line: 1: (Amen) 

&: in Line: 28 in the margent (two) and in Line: 57: The end of the Left 

hand is blotted and These words are enterlined (utentials or household goods) 

and in Line: 73: (and Legacies) also allow,d: before signing & sealing and 

in Line: 33: (may) Line: 40: (in) 

Signed Sealed and Declared 

To be The Last will and Testament 

of Benjamin Shaw senor in the presence 

of these wittness 

Benjamin Shaw Seal 

Stephen Leonard 

Ebenezer Robinson 

Thomas Leonard Junior 
Allowed July 10, 1723 

His inventory was taken Sep. 3, 1723 and is filed in Taunton and he is 
called Benjamin, Sr. Among other interesting items it shows he owned his 
home; a house and land which were near the Three Mile River; a house and 
land on the north side of the Road that leads from Pale Brook to Rock Plain; 
eight acres at Pale Brook; twenty acres at Stoney Brook; had rights in Cedar 
Swamp; one half of a saw mill on Stoney Brook, besides the usual household 

Benjamin Shaw and his wife after the birth of one child Susanna Feb. 6, 
1698/9 in Weymouth, Mass. disappeared from the records there and are found 
in 1700 in Taunton, now Raynham where he had a saw mill on Fowling Pond 
stream which runs into Two Mile River, a mile above the old iron works in 
which he was a shareholder. 

On Feb. 8, 1705 Benjamin Shaw calling himself a carpenter deeded Joseph 
Eliot of Taunton land in the North Purchase, being described as three and 
one half acres which was laid out to him according to an order and on 
the right of that which was Capt. George Macy's and in a place called Evins 
Meadow, also forty one acres purchased of John Wilbur of Taunton on right of 
commonage in the North Purchase which was also Macy's. This was recorded 
the same date as sold and on April 4, 1717 his wife Hannah appeared and gave 
her consent to the sale. 

Benjamin Shaw and his wife Hannah are buried in the old Shaw Ceme- 
tery at Raynham, Mass. and in 1883 their stones were easily decipherable and 
the inscriptions at that time were copied and are now in the custody of the 
Old Colony Historical Society in Taunton. The stones are close by those of his 
son Deacon Jonathan Shaw and his wife Mercy. He was a member of the 1st 
Military Co. in Taunton, 1700. 

4— JONATHAN SHAW son of Benjamin and Hannah (Bicknell) Shaw, 
was known in the community of that part of Taunton, now Raynham, as 
Deacon, he having been appointed such in the Congregational Church in 1741 


and in 1744 he was one of the Selectmen of that place. He was born in 1705 
and died October 1, 1768. He married Mercy, daughter of Lieut. John and 
Mercy (Merrick) Mason born in 1705, died Jan. 8, 1749. They are 
buried in the old Shaw Cemetery near his father. He married second, Hannah, 
the widow of Lieut. Stephen Dean. 

Jonathan Shaw's will is dated August 13, 1767 and was proven October 
31, 1768 and is filed in Taunton, in which he states he is advanced in years 
and leaves his wife Hannah land in Raynham on the north side of the road 
leading from the north part of Taunton to the Pond called "Nequinket," the 
land "lying before the dwelling house of her former husband Stephen Dean," 
having about forty and one half acres also his moveable estate which became 
his property when he married her, and all cattle and sheep raised on the 
farm in Raynham which her former husband owned; also one third of the 
household goods which he had when he married her. He states that his house 
is standing on the north side of the road leading to Taunton and wishes re- 
served land towards the west end of the place for a burial spot for himself 
and heirs, to be laid out adjoining the northwest end of the ground. 

He bequeathed his son Jonathan land in Raynham adjoining the road 
lately laid out by order of the court to the above Pond and also gives him one 
half of his right in Great Cedar Swamp; Mentions with bequests all his 
other children as follows and divides his books equally between them: John, 
Mason, Mary, Susanna wife of James Williams, Jr., Gideon and Mercy 

On June 21, 1737 Jonathan and his brother Ebenezer both of Raynham, 
divide the house and lands left them "by their honored father Benjamin" in 
his will, said lands lying in Raynham, Jonathan to have the west end of the 
dwelling house and the land to the west and the land on the South Side. 

5— COLONEL JONATHAN SHAW son of Jonathan and Mercy (Mason) 
Shaw was bom in Raynham, Mass. Feb. 14, 1732 and died there November 
26, 1796 according to the town records. He was married first by Mr. John 
Wales on November 17, 1757 to Bethia daughter of Nehemiah and Bethia 
(Williams) Hall, born April 19, 1735, baptized just after her mother's death 
March 4, 1739/40 and died Tuesday, April 17, 1781. They are buried in the 
old cemetery and the inscription on his stone reads: — "Col. Jonathan Shaw died 
of apoplexy Nov. 26, 1796 in his 65th year. His wife died before him 15 
years with the same disorder." "Mrs. Bethia wife of Col. Jonathan Shaw 
died Ap. 17, 1781 in her 46th year and was interred on the 19th." 

Col. Jonathan Shaw married second on May 2 1782 Lydia Godfrey of 
Taunton, the ceremony being performed by Hon. George Godfrey, Esq. On 
May 1, 1798 she was married by Rev. Peres Fobes, to Dr. George Wheaton of 
Norton, Mass. 

The service of Jonathan Shaw in the Revolutionary War is given in Massa- 
chusetts Soldiers and Sailors as follows: — "Jonathan Shaw, Capt. 8th Co. of 
Raynham, 3rd Bristol Co. Reg't., Mass. Military list of officers by the several 


companies in said Reg't. as returned by George Williams and James Williams, 
Jr., field officer, dated April 10, 1776; ordered in Council April 13, 1776; 
Capt. of a Raynham Co., Col. George Williams Reg't. Service 25 dys. Marched 
to Warren, R. I. via Rehoboth, Dec. 8, 1776 on an alarm; also same Regt. 
marched from Raynhan^ Taunton and Easton, Sept. 1777 on a secret expedition 
and served one month and one day. Return of officers who marched on a "late" 
expedition to R. I., dated Germantown, Dec. 11, 1777, also Capt. in Col. 
John Daggott's Regt; entered service Aug. 21, 1778, discharged Sept. 1, 1778, 
service 12 dys. at R. I. also on pay roll for same service sworn to at Taimton : 
also official record of a ballot by House of Representatives date Sept. 24, 1779 
said Shaw was chosen Second Major of Col. Mitchell's, 3rd Bristol Co. Reg^. 
of Mass. Militia; appointment concurred in by Council Sep. 24, 1779; reported 
commission same date; also Major in Col. Abiel Mitchell's Regt. appointed 
July 13, 1780 discharged Oct. 31, 1780 serving 3 months and 21 days in R. I. 
the Regt. being detached from Bristol Co. Militia to reinforce the Continental 
Army." Just when he was made Colonel has not been found, but he is so 
recorded in the vital records of Raynham and on his grave stone. 

For many years Jonathan Shaw was a Justice of the Peace for Raynham 
and was a firm supporter of law and order and criminals received their just 
deserts at his hands. 

On November 5, 1753 he and Benjamin Cobb of Norton were appointed 
guardians of his grandmother Mercy Mason of Taunton because of the in- 
firmities of age. The interesting inventory of her estate may be found under 

In the will of Jonathan's grandfather, Lt. John Mason, husband of above 
Mercy, Jonathan with another grandson John Cobb were left his sword, belt, 
cane and silver buckles to be divided between them. 

The will of Col. Jonathan Shaw is filed in Taunton, dated August 1, 1786 
and proven Jan. 3, 1797 in which he mentioned : — Wife Lydia, giving her twen- 
ty-five acres of land in Raynham on the north side of the road from his 
dwelling house towards "Niperhof Pond" formerly owned by Mespah Wilbor; 
daughter Anne: son Jonathan to whom he gave five acres called "the orchard 
near my house" and some acreage in Cedar Swamp; daughter Bethia wife of 
Dr. Seth Washburn. He also bequeathed thirty-six acres of land to children 
Jonathan and Bethia but his daughter Anne by his second wife received the 
most of his personal property and the family Bible. The real estate not men- 
tioned was to be divided equally between his three children. 

6— JONATHAN SHAW, son of Col. Jonathan and Bethiah (Hall) Shaw 
was born in Raynham, Mass., September 6, 1758 and died there intestate May 
12, 1829. He married there December 8, 1778 Lydia daughter of Abraham and 
Hannah (Staples) Gushee, born 1758 died September 12, 1826. 

On Sep. 4, 1830 the heirs of Jonathan Shaw applied for a division of his 
land and his son Amyntas was made administrator of his estate and presented 
his first accounting Sept. 10, 1830. He and his wife are buried in the private 


Shaw cemetery near where their home stood before it was burned. This 
cemetery is now cared for by his grandaughter, Mrs. Charles C. Knowlton, of 
Brooklyn, N. Y., daughter and youngest child of his son Amyntas. 

He served in the Revolutionary War as a private in his father's company 
at Raynham under Col. Williams' 3rd Bristol Co. Reg*4. ; marched to Warren, 
R. I. via Rehoboth Dec. 8, 1776 on an alarm and also marched to Tiverton, 
Aug. 2, 1780. See Mass. Soldiers and Sailors. 

They were the parents of seven children: — (1) Permenio Calisthenes, b. 
Oct. 7, 1779, not married, who was a lawyer and crippled in one leg. He 
d'ed April 2, 1815 aged 35 years and is buried in the old Shaw cemetery. 
His neice Isabella M. Knowlton has a unique chair in her possession which 
was built especially for him. (2) Cassini, b. Dec. 10, 1782, d. Feb. 15, 1787; 
(3) Amyntas, b. Sep. 25, 1785, d. June 16, 1859; (4) Lydia, b. May 10, 1788, 
d. June 24, 1790; (5) Cassini, b. Sep. 10, 1790 d. Dec. 27, 1881; m. Clarissa 
Walker, b. Dec. 16, 1792, d. Mch. 27, 1863; buried in private Shaw cemetery 
established by his father. They married in Raynham Nov. 2, 1817 and their 
issue as given by the records of that place are: Rebecca W. b. Oct. 28, 1818; 
Nathan Walker, b. Oct. 11, 1823, said Rebecca m. Ap. 4, 1844 Avery P. Slade 
and said Nathan m. Je. 18, 1856 Sarah J. King and they had son Alexander 
Washburn Shaw, now living with his mother in Raynham. The father Nathan 
lies in an unmarked grave in the private Shaw cemetery; (6) Henrietta Marie 
Antoinette, b. Jan. 8, 1793 d. Ap. 30, 1848 not married. Buried in the private 
Shaw cemetery; (7) Lydia, b. Aug. 5, 1795 d. Ap. 28, 1868 m. Sep. 26, 1818 
Calvin Washburn of Boston who d. Jan. 4, 1845 aged 50 years and they are 
buried in the private Shaw cemetery. They had a son Calvin who m. twice, 
his first wife named Hannah — and second not known but he died leaving one 
son, Alexander C. Washburn, who m. but died leaving no issue nor living wife 
and Isabella M. Knowlton, dau. of Amyntas Shaw as the only living member of 
her generation on the Shaw line, together with eight members of the Washburn 
family came into possession of his property and received among other interest- 
ing family heirlooms, a set of dishes practically complete, white with gold 
bands, having on them the monogram "J and L. S." standing for Jonathan 
and Lydia Shaw, the said dishes having been ordered from abroad by Jonathan 
bom in 1758. 

7 — ^AMYNTAS SHAW son of Jonathan and Lydia (Gushee) Shaw was 
bom in the old homestead in Raynham, Sep. 25, 1785 and died there June 16, 
1859. He married in 1812 Lucy Tufts Williams, daughter of Rev. Simeon 
and Anna (Crocker) Williams of Weymouth. She was bom Jan. 18, 1792 
and died April 1, 1885 and they are buried in the cemetery mentioned above. 

When his father's property was divided he was assigned one quarter part 
of it in Raynham on the south side of the road from the Turnpike to the 
school house, bounded ,on the west and north by his own lands on the east by 
the turnpike together with the dwelling house but the privilege of a certain 
portion of the house was granted to his sister Lydia wife of Calvin Washburn. 


Their family Bible record was destroyed by a servant in the house who 
desired some paper to write on, a fact well remembered by their youngest child 
Isabella. They were the parents of ten children: (1) Elizabeth W. born 
March 23, 1813, who married Nov. 20, 1833 William Henry Williams of 
Taunton and they have a son Ervin Channing, living in Haverhill, Mass., who 
m. Margaret Marshall; (2) Charles Henry who married when over fifty years 
of age, in Vermont, Rispah C. Cox. They married on the day the parents of 
the bride celebrated their golden wedding and resided in Melrose, Milton, 
Mass. and Oakland, California where he died Aug. 5, 1881 aged 65 yrs. They 
have one daughter Caroline living in Cambridge, Mass., who is secretary of 
Radcliffe College; (3) Parmenio Calesthenes married first Rebecca True and 
had a son who lives in California: he married second Emeline T. Allen who 
over 94 years of age is residing in Portland, Me. with her daughters; (4) 
Lydia who married Edward Keith of Bridgewater and died Feb. 12, 1886 aged 
67 years and 8 months. They had one son Edward who died Dec. 16, 1880 
aged 30 years and they are both buried in the private Shaw cemetery at Rayn- 
ham, Mass.; (5) Jonathan, died Sept. 15, 1839 aged 17 years, having been 
killed by a horse; (6) Susan Warner Tufts died an infant Aug. 1, 1824; (7) 
Susan W. died May 26, 1878 aged 52 years, in Jamaica Plain and is buried in 
the private Shaw cemetery in Raynham, Mass. She married first Theodore 
Williams son of Rev. Thomas and Sarah P. (Cushman) Williams bom Biewer, 
Me. 1815 and had one son Theodore who married Frances Julia, daughter of 
Judge Wm. R. and Sophronia (Colton) Perry of Ann Arbor, Mich., and they 
had among other children, Isabelle Williams, who became the wife of Clarence 
Hammond-Knowlton, the adopted son of Charles Clark and Isabella M. (Shaw) 
Knowlton ; she married second, Eliphalet Wilbur who died in 1868 ; she married 
third Wm. Babcock who survived her; (8) Frederick Williams, bom Dec. 17, 
1832 married Rossa R. Winship and resided in Dighton, Mass. He died about 
1858 but she over 86 years of age is residing with their only son Frederick at 
his home in Bayonne, N. J., who married Delia Delano daughter of Dr. Delano 
of Sandwich, Mass.; (9) Isabella born 1827 died April 19, 1829; (10) Isabella 
Marion (See below). 

8 — ISABELLA M. SHAW youngest child of Amyntas and Lucy Tufts 
(Williams) Shaw born in Raynham, Mass., in the old Shaw homestead, married 
first Horatio N. Howard of Bridgewater; on May 12, 1870 she married second 
Charles Clark Knowlton son of Jonathan Wightman and Harriet M. (Bottum) 
Knowlton of Ashford, Conn, and resides in Brooklyn, N. Y. having a summer 
home located on the old Knowlton farm in Ashfird. 

Charles Clark Knowlton as a young man started in the silk business with his 
uncle and cousin but shortly after, with his cousin G. A. Hammond as a partner, 
formed the Hammond-Knowlton Silk Co. This partnership, afterwards in- 
corporated, was consolidated with several other silk companies as The H. K. H. 
Silk Co., of which he is to-day its President. He and his wife have one adopted 
son, Clarence A. Hammond-Knowlton, son of Charles Storrs and Anne Leslie 

Additions to Page 14 


Ancestors of Amyntas Shaw and his wife Lucy Tufts Williams 

The marriage of Amyntas Shaw and his wife appears in the Rhode Island 
American of May 14, 1812 at Providence. They were the parents of ten children : 

(1) Elizabeth W. married Wm. Henry Williams as per page 14 and had 
issue: — (a) Charles Henry who \s^th his wife Lydia were the parents of EUery 
who married and resides in St. Louis ; Susie who married a Valentine and resides 
in No. Adams, Mass.; Elizabeth who married; Henry who never married and 
died in the Spanidi War ; Francis who married and resides in No. Adams ; Marion 
who married and resides in Ra3niham, Mass. (b) Louisa Frances married Wil- 
liam Hunt. Resided Ra3niham, Mass. They had one child. Bertha, (c) Hen- 
rietta Shaw married Lysander Hart. Resided Taunton, Mass. They had Frank 
who married and resides in Taunton with a family and Kate who married Irving 
Wilbur, no issue; (d) Ervin Channing as on page 14. 

(2) Same as on page 14. (3) Parmenio Calesthenes married first Rebecca 
True and had son Charles True who married and had a family and resides in 
San Francisco, Cal. ; No. 3, married second, Emeline T. daughter of Ephraim 
and Sophia (Jones) Allen and their issue were : — (a) Henrietta Larrabee married 
Benjamin I. Small and had two sons, Fred E. and Harold W. Reside Portland, 
Maine; (b) Sara Alice who married Edward Plummer. No issue. He is 
deceased and she resides, Portland, Maine; (c) Joseph Henry never married, 
died in India about 1884; (d) Frank Oliver married Evelyn Bachelder. Resides 
in Colorado and has issue: — Ina E., L)mette M., Frances O., Donald P.; (e) 
Isabelle M. married William Benner. They have one son Howard R. 

(4) Same as on page 14. (5) The same. (6) The same. (7) Susan W. 
married as stated. No issue by her second and third husbands. By her first 
husband Theodore Williams she had one son, Theodore who married three times. 
His first wife was Frances Julia Perry as stated and they had the following 
issue: — (a) Theodora married George T. Sprecher and resides Lincoln, Neb. 
with five children, Theodora, Elizabeth, Helen, Dwight and Gretchen ; (b) Frank 
Perry married Edith Jenks and resides at Fort Collins, Col. Issue: — Florence 
Jenks, Julia Frances and Edith, deceased; (c) Dwight married Edith Baker and 
resides at Omaha, Neb. with one son Glen; (d) Lucy Shaw married Mathew A. 
Tinley and resides at Cotmcil Bluffs, Iowa with two adopted children; (c) 
Isabelle as given on page 14. 

(8) Frederick William married as stated on page 14 and his son Frederick 
married Adelia (not Delia) Delano as stated and they have four sons, Charles 
Knowlton, Fred W., Louis Winship, Arthur and one daughter Jessie who married 
David Herbert Garrison and has one son David. 

(9) The same. (10) The same. 

Please insert the above between pages 14 and 15 of your book and oblige 

the compiler, 

Josephine C. Fkosx. 


(Scammell) Hammond. He married Isabelle Williams daughter of Theodore 
and Frances Julia (Perry) Williams and granddaughter of Theodore and 
Susan (Shaw) Williams and great-granddaughter of Rev. Thomas and Sarah 
P. (Cushman) Williams of Brewer, Maine. The said Susan (Shaw) Williams 
was a sister of Isabella M. (Shaw) Knowlton and the Rev. Thomas Williams 
of Brewer was a son of the Rev. Simeon Williams of Weymouth, Mass. Clar- 
ence A. Hammond-Knowlton and his wife have two children — Storrs and 

References: — New England Register, Vols. 2, p. 180; 15, p. 191; 16, p. 337; 48, p. 
346; 49, p. 64; Bond's Watertown; Town Records of Dedham, Mass., pp. 20, 27, 2S, 29, 
31, 49, 61 ; Town Records of Raynham, Mass. ; Mass. Col. Records, Vol. 1, p. 241 ; 
Taunton Wills, Libers, 4» P- 210; 20, p. 399; 34, p. 311; Taunton Deeds, Libers 10, p. 453; 
25, p. 302; 36, p. 331; 69, p. 44; History of Bristol Co., Mass., 353, 710, 711, 715; Mass. 
Soldiers and Sailors. 


Howell Williams m Wenlion — 

Morgan Williams m Joan Batton 

Thomas Williams m — Daniel; 2 "Margaret — 

John Williams m Margaret Smyth 

Richard Williams m ; 2 "Christian — 

John Williams m 

William Williams m Jane Shepherd 

Richard Williams m Frances Dighton 

Samuel Williams m Mary Gilbert 

Daniel Williams m Mercy Dean 


Bethia Williams m Nehemiah Hall 

Bethia Hall m GjI. Jonathan Shaw 

Jonathan Shaw m Lydia Gushee 

Amyntas Shaw m Lucy Tufts Williams 
Isabella M. Shaw m Charles Clark Knowlton 



Howell Williams m m Wenlion — 


Morgan Williams m Joan Batton * 

Thomas Williams m — Daniel ; 2 "Margaret — 
John Williams m Margaret Smyth 

Richard Williams m ; 2 "Christian — 

John Williams m 

William Williams m Jane Shepherd 

Richard Williams m Frances Dighton 

Nathaniel Williams m Elizabeth Rogers 


John Williams m Hannah Robinson 

Capt. Simeon Williams m Zipporah Crane 
Rev. Simeon Williams m Anna Crocker 

Lucy Tufts Williams m Amyntas Shaw 

Isabella M. Shaw m Charles Clark Knowlton 

1— HOWELL WILLIAMS, Lord of Ribour, married Wenlion, daughter 
of Llyne ap Jevan of Rady. 

2— MORGAN WILLIAMS son of Howell and Wenlion Williams was 
of Lanishen, Glamorgan and married Joan Batton daughter of Thomas Batton 
of Glamorgan. 

3— THOMAS WILLIAMS son of Morgan and Joan (Batton) Williams 
died at St. Helens, Bishopgate, London and was buried there. He married 
first — Daniel of Edmonton, second Margaret — but which one was the mother 
of John is not known. 

4 — ^JOHN WILLIAMS son of Thomas Williams was steward of Wimble- 
don Manor, Surrey and married Margaret daughter of Richard Smyth. He 
died at Mortlake in 1502 and she in 1501. 

5— RitHARD WILLIAMS son of John and Margaret (Smyth) Williams 
was bom in Rochampton in 1487 and died at Dixton in 1559. His first wife'a 
name is not known nor the maiden name of his second wife Christian. 


6 — ^JOHN WILLIAMS son of Richard and Christian Williams was of 
Huntingdon, near Wotton-Under-Edge, Gloucester, and died in 1579. The 
name of his wife has not been ascertained. 

7— WILLIAM WILLIAMS son of John Williams was of Huntingdon 
and married November 15, 1585, Jane Shepherd who died about 1600. He 
married second December 4, 1603 Jane Woodward who died February 
2, 1614 and he was buried on Sept. 29, 1618 in Wotton-Under-Edge in 

&— RICHARD WILLIAMS son of William and Jane (Woodward) Wil- 
liams was baptized in the parish of St. Mary the Virgin in Wotten-Under-Edge 
in Gloucestershire, January 28, 1606 and married in the Parish of Witcombe 
Magna, Gloucester, February 11, 1632 Frances daughter of John Dighton who 
was baptized March 1, 1611. He made his will May 5, 1686 in which he 
stated he was about 80 years of age and gave his son Nathaniel the land, house 
and bam "which he now possesseth" being part of a lot purchased of Henry 
Uxley, also twenty-nine acres located in several other places. He had a tan 
yard which he bequeathed to his son Benjamin. To his eldest son Samuel he 
left two lots which he purchased of Timothy Holloway, "now in possession 
of Samuel" also all rights to future divisions of land belonging to the lot for- 
merly in "occupation of Anthony Slokam." 

He mentioned his wife Frances bequeathing her the easterly part of 
his dwelling house with the garden and also land at Assonat and meadow 
not disposed of, with fifteen pounds annually and the keeping of two cows and 
all household goods; also if she required it the land at Assonat and his share 
in the Iron Works should be sold. He made his five sons executors and closed 
his will by the statement "I also will them to take care of their mother in all 
things necessary for her comfort to their ability". 

The will was proven October 10, 1693, in Taimton, Mass. 

His name was on the Military List in 1643 and he was Deputy from 
Taunton to the General Q»urt at Plymouth for the years of 1643, 1645, 1646, 
1648, 1650, 1651, 1653 to 1657, 1659, 1664, 1665 and was one of the Selectmen 
at Taunton for eleven years. Before he died he became both blind and deaf. 
The home site of Richard Williams is now 152 Dean St. Taimton, Mass. 

He was one of the original members of the First Church in Taunton and 
one of its first deacons. The death date of his wife has not been ascertained. 

^—SAMUEL WILLIAMS the eldest son of Richard and Frances (Digh- 
ton) Williams made his will in Taunton, August 6, 1697 stating that he was 
"under bodily infirmity and pain". He gave his wife the right to live with 
their eldest son Seth "in my house a twelve month after my decease if she 
wishes, but if she choose to return home again to her own before winter" he 
gave her six bushels of com and a hog and what she desired of the linen cloth 
in the house and the woolen cloth at the weavers. His inventory was taken 
August 31, 1697 but the exact dates of his birth and death have not been 


found, but his parents had two children born and baptized in England before 
1636 and it is only fair to assume that as he was the oldest son of the family 
that he was bom in 1637 as the next son was bom in 1639. His inventory 
showed that he had rights in the division of land at Rumford. 

He married Mary, daughter of Thomas and Jane (Rossiter) Gilbert, and 
was a member of the Third Squadron of the Military Co. of Taunton, April 
8, 1682 and he is said by the history of that place to have been a tailor. 

9— NATHANIEL WILLIAMS son of Richard and Frances (Dighton) 
Williams was baptized in Gloucester, February 7, 1641 and died in Taunton, 
Mass., August 16, 1692. He married November 17, 1668 Elizabeth Rogers of 
Duxbury, daughter of John and Ann (Churchman) Rogers. She died May 11, 
1724. (The Williams Mss. states that he was bom in Dorchester, Mass. 
November 17, 1639). In 1682 he was a member of the Military Co. of Taun- 
ton and in 1691 was elected the Second Sergeant. In 1689 and 1690 he was 
one of the Selectmen of Taunton and in 1689 served as its Deputy to the 
General Court at Plymouth. 

10— DANIEL WILLIAMS son of Samuel and Mary (Gilbert) Williams died 
September 7, 1735 in his 54th year. He married February 1, 1710/11 Mercy, 
daughter of Thomas and Katherine (Stephens) Dean who died January 10th 
1766. He is buried in the North Burying Ground at Taunton. If she lies 
beside him there is no stone to mark the place. He made his will August 22, 
1735 and it was proven October 16 of the same year. By his father's will he 
was, when of age, to receive the homestead, which in his own will be be- 
queathed to his wife Mercy until his son Daniel should be of age. He gave 
his daughter Bethia Hall fifty pounds besides what he had already given her. 
Mercy in her will proven October 27, 1766 mentions Bethia Shaw, daughter 
of her deceased daughter Bethia. 

10— JOHN WILLIAMS son of Nathaniel and Elizabeth (Rogers) Wil- 
liams was bom in Taunton, Mass., August 27, 1675 and died there August 
18, 1724. He married Hannah, daughter of Increase and Sarah (Penniman) 
Robinson who died December 2, 1757, aged 89 years. On October 11, 1698 
his father's property was divided and he received as the eldest son, the dwelling 
house, barn, orchard "the land at home" the ten acre lot in the great lols, the 
seven acre lot in the great lots and others of lesser acreage. This division is of 
interest for the men who made it stipulated that John and his brother Nathaniel 
should care for their grandmother Williams, showing that Frances (Dighton) 
Williams baptized in 1611 was still living. He is buried in the Neck of Land 
Cemetery but no stone is erected to his wife if she lies there. 

11— BETHIA WILLIAMS daughter of Daniel and Mercy (Dean) Wil- 
liams was bom October 28, 1711 and died February 17, 1739/40 as the wife 
of Nehemiah Hall, who died October 29, 1775 aged 70 years, 9 months and 
3 days. They are buried in the cemetery at North Raynham, Mass. 

(See HALL) 


11— SIMEON WILLIAMS son of John and Hannah (Robinson) Wil- 
liams was born February 21, 1716/17 and died September 18, 1794. He mar- 
ried first at Raynham (by Rev. John Wales) August 26, 1742 Zipporah Crane 
of Raynham, Mass. and second Waitstill Hodges. Zipporah died May 21, 
1748 in her 25th year and they are buried in the North Burying Ground at 
Taunton, Mass. On his grave stone is the following inscription: "Friend- 
ship and Filial love have erected this monument to Deacon Simeon Williams 
who died of the stone September 18, 1794 aged 78 years. Death inexorably 
hath laid in the dust/The man who was faithful, pious and just/From torments 
extreme how happy the flight/From misery to joy from darkness to light/. 

Simeon Williams was known as both Captain and Deacon. He was one 
of the many members of the First Church in Taunton who withdrew from 
the Society in 1792 and founded the Westville Congregational Church. The 
cause of the withdrawal was the dissatisfaction with the new minister selected 
for the original church which seems to have been well grounded. He was a 
man of ability, strength of character and wielded great influence. He served 
in the French and Indian Wars, being made Corporal of the Second Com- 
pany of Taunton on April 6, 1757 and later the Captain of it. He was on 
the reserve list for Revolutionary service December 6, 1776, but probably saw 
no active service. However in 1775, 1776, 1777 and 1778 he was elected a 
member of the Taunton Committee of Correspondence, Inspection and Safety 
whose many duties included the care of confiscated estates and a general lookout 
for Tories. He was one of the Selectmen of Taunton from 1760 to 1766 and 
from 1770 to 1777. 

He made his will May 15, 1787 and it is as follows: 

In the Name of God Amen, I Simeon Williams of Taunton in ye County 
of Bristol, Gentleman, being in a Good State of Bodily health and of a Sound 
disposing mind & memory. Blessed be God therefor, and Calling to mind the 
mortality of my Body, that it is appointed for All Men once to Die, do make 
this my last Will and Testament in manner & form following. And in ye first 
Place I give and Commend my Soul into the Hands of God who gave it, and 
my Body to the Earth from whence it came, to be Buried in Decent Christian 
Burial at the Discretion of my Executor herein after named in hopes of a 
Joyfull Resurection through the merits of my Savior Jesus Christ. And as for 
the Worldly Estate wherewith it hath pleased God to Bless me with, I dispose 
thereof in manner following, after my Just Debts & Charges are paid, 

I Give to my Belovid wife Weightstill Williams one Third part of all 
my personal Estate, to her & her heirs & assigns forever, I also Give her 
one Third part of my Real Estate to Improve during her remaining a Widow, 
towit about Eighteen Acres of Land on which my Dwelling House Stands, 
only excepting one half the young orchard, and ye whole of the Garden at ye 
West End of sd House, I also Give sd Weightstill the East part of sd Dwel- 
ling House, one half the Barn, & one half of the Com House, and one half 


the pasture Land on ye West Side of the Road leading from my sd House 
to Zephaniah Leonards Esqrs and half my land on the Fowling Pond Plain, 
so called, and half my Land in the Pine Swamp adjoining thereto, with ye 
whole of my Land at Pale Brook, so called, and my pasture near Mr Seth 
Robinsons in Raynham, which Lands & Buildings I Give her so long as She 
shall live in a State of Widowhood, 

I Give to my Eldest Son Simeon Williams Over & above what I have 
allready Given him, the Sum of Money which he Stands Charged for on my 
Book, being Twenty Six Pounds thirteen Shillings & 14d. 

I Give to my Son Nathaniel Williams, he discharging my Estate from all 
amounts, or demands he have or may have against it for Labour or Service 
done for me in my lifetime, and also he paying Such Debts & L^ces as he 
Shall be ordered in this Will, then I Give him the Westerly or New part of my 
Dwelling House, half the Bam & other out Houses, and half the young orchard, 
& the whole of ye Garden At at ye West End of sd House, I also give sd Son 
my Lot of Land on the Northerly Side of the Road leading from sd House to 
Job Deans, and partly opposite to sd House, and one half my Pasture Land 
lying on the Westerly Side of the Road leading from my sd House to Zephaniah 
Leonards Esqr^ and one half my Land on ye Fowling Pond Plain, and in the 
Pine Swamp thereto Adjoining. I also Give sd Son my Intrest in the Furnace 
Called Raynham Furnace being one Twelfth part thereof. 

I Give & Confirm to my JDaughters Zeporah King, Luranah Hodges, 
Hannah Dean all that they have had & received of me at Time of Marriage, for 
House Keeping. 

I Give to my said Son Simeon, and to my five Daughters viz Zeporah 
Luranah, Hannah, Jemima, and Cyntha to be equally Divided between them 
their heirs and assigns forever. The Several pieces of Land, and all the Real 
Estate I Shall Die Seized of & not otherwise disposed of in this Will, togather 
with half ye pasture Land near Seth Robinson's, and half the Land at Pale 
Brook (after the Decease or Time of Marriage of my said wife Weightstill,) 
all which to be Divided, as aforesd according to Quantity & Quallity. 

I Give to my three Grand Children the Children of my Daughter Experience 
Hodges Deed, viz to Abiel Hodges Twenty Shillings. Experience Hodges 
Twenty Shillings, and to Weightstill Hodges Thirty pounds, to be paid them 
by my Son Nathaniel within two years after my Decease, 

I also Give to my two Daughters, Jemima & Cyntha, in Case they or 
either of them Shall Live Single & unmarried (after the Improvement of sd 
wife shall Cease,) the use & Improvement of my East Room in the House, & a 
Prevelidge of Washing Baking &c in the Kitchen & Cellar — Room Sufficient for 
their use, they to use & improve the same so long as they or either of them 
Shall live Single & immarried as aforesaid. 

And my Will further is that if I Should Die befor sd Two Daughters 
Jemima & Cyntha Shall Marry, then in that Case All my Indoor movables 


not disposed in this Will I Give to them to be equally Divided, and if one of 
them Shall be married & the other Single at the Time of my Decease, that 
which shall be so unmarried to have one half of sd movables not disposed of. 
the other to be equally Divided among all my Daughters. 

I also Give Said Son Nathaniel, after the Term of my said wife's Im- 
provement The home Lot of Land. Containing about Eighteen Acres, and 
one half the pasture lying on ye Westerly side of the Road leading from my 
House to Zephaniah Leonards Esqr. and half ye Plain Land on the Fowling 
Pond Plain, & Pine Swamp thereto adjoining, and also the Buildings which I 
have given sd Wife to Improve, only reserving the prevelidge for my Daughters 
as aforesd in sd House, which Lands & Buildings here above mentioned is 
the same that is given sd wife to Improve. 

My will is & I hereby order, & direct that if my sd Daughters Jemima & 
Cyntha or either of them Shall Continue to Live Single & unmarried after my 
Decease my Son Nathaniel Shall Keep for their use one Cow well Winter & 
Summer, to find Sufficient fire Wood Suitably Cut at the Door to Support one 
fire, and also to provid for them Sixteen Bushels of Good Indian Com, & 
four Bushels of Rye yearly & every year during their so Living Single but if 
only one of them Shall so live Single only one half the Grain above mentioned 
to be provided, and if said Jemima and Cyntha shall be unmarried at the Time 
of my Decease I Give them one Cow each, or to that one that shall be single, 
if the other shall be married at that time. 

my Pew in ye Meeting House I give to my Son Nathaniel & Such of my Chil- 
dren as shall live in my now Dwelling House, — 

My Wareing Apparel I give to be equally Divided between my Two Sons, Said 
Son Nathaniel to have my Desk, 

All all the movable Estate that I Shall die Seized of, not herein disposed 
of, after Debts & Charges are paid, to be equally Divided among all my 

And I do hereby Appoint my sd Wife Weightstill, & Son Nathaniel Execu- 
tors of this Will, they to receive my Credits & pay Debts and Charges And do 
hereby revoke & make Void all former Wills by me made In Testimony whereof 
I do hereunto Set my Hand & Seal this Fifteenth Day of May in the year of 
our Lord one Thousand Seven Hundred & Eighty Seven. 

Signed Sealed, published pronounced & 
Declared to be the last Will and 
Testiment of Simeon Williams in 
presence of us 

John Godfrey 
Richard Godfrey Junr 
James Williams, 

Simeon Williams Seal 


Know all Men that whereas I Simeon Williams of Taunton in ye County 
of Bristol Gentn did on the fifteenth Day of May in the year one Thousand 
Seven hundred & Eighty Seven make, Sign Seal Deliver, & Declare, this before 
written Instrument, as my last Will & Testiment, which will I hereby ratify 
^ Confirm, Excepting as follows, whereas I in sd Will gave my Grand- 
daughter Weigh tst ill Hodges thirty pounds, to be paid by my son Nathaniel 
Williams, my will is and I hereby order that said Sum of Thirty Pounds shall 
be paid her in Good Iron hollow ware, or in live neat Cattle, at ye Common 
price, by sd Nathaniel within two years after my Decease, 

My will further is, and I hereby Give to my two Daughters, viz, Jemima & 
Cyntha my meadow & upland at Scadings so called, Containing Eight Acres more 
or less, they to have & hold ye same in equal halves, their heirs & assigns for- 
ever. In Witness & Confirmation of all which I do hereunto Set my hand & 
seal this Fourteenth Day of August in the year of our Lord Seventeen hundred 
& Eighty Nine 

Simeon Williams Seal 

Signed, Sealed, Delivered pronounced 
& Declared in presence of us 
Job Godfrey 
James Dean 
James Williams 

12— REVEREND SIMEON WILLIAMS eldest son of Captain Simeon 
and Zipporah (Crane) Williams was bom in Easton, Mass. June 19, 1743 and 
died in Weymouth, Mass. May 31, 1819. He married September 1, 1770 Anna 
Crocker of Eastham, Mass., daughter of Reverend Joseph and Reliance (Allen) 
Crocker who died in Easton August 10, 1823 in her 75th year. He graduated 
from the New Jersey College in 1765 and was ordained October 26, 1768 and 
remained pastor of the South Church in Weymouth for fifty-one years. He 
and his wife are buried in Weymouth in the cemetery on the Main St. and the 
inscription on his stone reads: — 

"Though earthly shepherds dwell in dust 
The aged and the young 
The watchful eye in darkness closed^ 
And mute the instructor's tongue 
The eternal Shepherd still survives 
New comfort to impart 
His eyes still guide us and his voice 
Still animates our heart." 

They were the parents of eight children, namely: — Anna, bom August 31, 
1771; Sophia, bom December 29, 1772, died young; Sophia, bom October 7, 
1776; Simeon, bom 1778; Betsey, bom July 16, 1780; Joseph Crocker, bom 
October 26, 1783; Thomas, born March 11, 1787; Lucy Tufts, born January 18, 
1792, baptized March 4, 1792. 

Rev. Simeon Williaf 
(Sec pate 33) 


The portraits, copies of which are reproduced in this book, of Rev. Simeon 
ond Anna (Crocker) Williams are owned by their grandaughter Isabella M. 
Knowlton. She also has one of Anna Crocker's wedding slippers and a piece 
of her wedding dress and white satin petticoat. 

Although they were married in 1770 Anna the wife of Rev. Simeon Wil- 
liams was still listed as a member of the church in Eastham (now Orleans) in 
1774 and did not take a letter to her husband's church in Weymouth imtil 
October 11, 1795. 

13— LUCY TUFTS WILLIAMS, youngest child of Reverend Simeon and 
Anna (Crocker) Williams of Weymouth, Mass., was bom there January 18, 
1792 and baptized in her father's church March 4, 1792 and married in 1812 
Amyntas Shaw, son of Jonathan and Lydia (Gushee) Shaw of Raynham, Mass., 
bom September 25, 1785, died June 16, 1859. She died April 11, 1885. They 
are both buried in the private Shaw cemetery at Ra3niham. 

When Lucy Tufts Williams was a child of seven years she went to Boston 
to visit and while there she heard the bells toll for the death of Washington 
and on her return to Weymouth two weeks later she brought to that town the 
first news of hi^ death. 

(See SHAW) 

References: — New England Register; Vols. 5, p. 414-4; 17, p. 232; 45, p. 303; 51, pp. 
210, 211, 212; 52, pp. 22, 54; 54, p. 16; 62, p. 235; 63, p. 331; 64, p. 32; Probate Records 
at Taunton, Mass., Liber 1, pp. 79, 199, 223; Liber 2, p. 284; Liber 19, p. 427; Colonial 
Dames of New York, p. 416; History of Bristol Co., Mass.; Collections of the Old Col- 
ony Historical Society; Vol. 6, p. 33; History of Taunton, Mass., pp. 329, 330, 336, 373^ 
742; California Society of the Mayfiower for 1917, p. 16; Williams Mss. owned by Old 
Colony Historical Society of Taunton ; Plymouth Records, 1678-1691, pp. 205, 206, 241 ; 
Second Book of Marriages at Taunton, p. 255; Mayflower Magazine, Vol. 10, p. 168; 15, 
p. 16; 21, p. 57; First Book of Vital Records, City Hall, Taunton, pp. 84, 162; Deacon 
Reed's Cemetery Inscription of Taunton; Hodges Genealogy, p. 115; Southeastern Mass., 
p. 587; Weymouth Vitals; History of Easton, Mass., p. 713; History of Weymouth, 
p. 179; Vital Records of Raynham, Mass. 



Wm. Deane m 

John Dean m Alice Strong 

Thomas Dean m Katherine Stephens 

Mercy Dean m Daniel Williams 
Bethiah Williams m Nehemiah Hall 

Bethiah Hall m G>lonel Jonathan Shaw 
Jonathan Shaw m Lydia Gushee 

Amyntas Shaw m Lucy Tufts Williams 

Isabella M. Shaw m Charles Qark Knowlton 
1 — WILLIAM DEANE of Southchard, Somerset, England made his 
will there July 22, 1634 stating that he resided in the Parish of Chard and 
left to the poor in that place the sum of twenty shillings and to his son John 
he bequeathed a chest ''standing in the hall" and a ntunber of leases and forty 
shillings in money; mentions his son Walter but as no wife is mentioned she 
probably predeceased its making. The Deanes according to an article written 
on the family in 1849 had resided in the vicinity of Taunton, Somersetshire, 
England, for centuries. 

2 — ^JOHN DEAN son of William Deane, with his brother Walter came 
to New England in 1637, arriving at Boston, stopped nearly a year at Dor- 
chester and then became settlers at Taunton, Massachusetts where they took 
up their farms on the west bank of the river about one mile from the present 
center of the place. Houses in 1849, occupying the same lots as their first 
homes and nearly the exact sites were owned and inhabited by each of their 
descendants. They took the freeman's oath at Plymouth, December 4, 1638 
and by a list of the proprietors of Taunton taken in 1659 we know that John's 
family consisted of eight persons. 

John Dean was bom about 1600 and died between April 25 and June 7, 
1660 "aged 60 years or thereabouts". He married Alice Strong who survived 
him and was living as late as 1668 as she is mentioned in a grant of the 
Plymouth Court June 1st of that year. An interesting item in his will reads: — 
**My Will is that these my Overseers with the Consent of my wife shall in 
case heer by no settled Ministry in Taunton; they shall have full power to 
sell either the whole or a parte of these my housings and lands, soe as my 
children and Posteritie may remove elsewhere, where they may enjoy God in 
his Ordinances." 


An anecdote has been preserved by tradition in his family that at one time 
he came nearly losing his life as he was hunting alone in the woods. He per- 
ceived through some bushes several Indians cautiously approaching evidently 
with the intention of either killing or capturing him, and the thought suddenly 
came to him that he would make it appear as though he was in company with 
a number of others. This he did by exclaiming loudly "Rush on boys and we'll 
have them" at the same time firing his gun and rushing forward. The strategem 
succeeded and the Indians scattered permitting him to return home unmolested. 
Their son John is said to have been the first white child bom in. the settlement 
at Taunton. 

3 — THOMAS DEAN son of John and Alice (Strong) Dean married in 
Taunton, Massachusetts, January 5, 1669/70 Katherine Stephens who survived 
him. In 1849 a book belonging to her was in the possession of one of their 
descendants. He made his will August 7, 1690 and it was proven July 21, 1697, 
wherein he made his wife sole executrix and left her all of his estate as long 
as she was his widow that she might bring up his female children. He had 
an only son Thomas who was to have after her death his share in the iron 
works and most of his land. Among his daughters he mentions Mercy. 

4 — MERCY DEAN daughter of Thomas and Katherine (Stephens) Dean 
married in Taunton, Massachusetts, February 1, 1710/11 Daniel Williams and 
died there January 10, 1766. 


References: New England Register, Vol. 3, pages 375-384; Vol. 9, page 315; 
Vol. 51, page '432; Vol. 63, page 232; History of Taunton, page 36. 


John Richmond m 

John Richmond m 

Mary Richmond m Richard Godfrey, Ji. 

Alice Godfrey m David Gushee 
Abraham Giishee m Hannah Staples 

Lydia Gushee m Jonathan Shaw 

Amyntas Shaw m Lucy Tufts Williams 


Isabella M. Shaw m Charles Qark Knowlton 



1— JOHN RICHMOND, bom 1594, was from Ashton, Keynes Wiltshire, 
England, and was one of the pioneers of Taunton, Massachtisetts in 1637, dying 
there March 20, 1664. In 1656 he was one of a Commission from Newport, 
Rhode Island, although he owned six shares of the original purchase of Taun- 
ton, where he took the oath of fidelity in 1640. His family were large owners 
of land in the eastern part of the town and gave the name Richmondtown to a 
village in that section. His will, dated December 14, 1663, was proven October 
29, 1669, in which he mentions his son John, to whom he leaves all his writings 
which were to be found in a chest in the home of his son-in-law, Edward Rew. 
The name of his wife is not known. 

2— JOHN RICHMOND, son of John Richmond, was bom about 1627 in 
England and married twice. The name of his first wife has not been ascer- 
tained, but she died in 1662 and he married second Abigail, daughter of John 
Rogers, of Duxbury, Massachusetts. They are both buried in the Neck of Land 
Cemetery in Taunton, and their grave stones are in an excellent state of pres- 
ervation. He died October 7, 1715, aged 88 years, and his wife Abigail died 
August 7, 1727, aged 81 years. 

He was a member of the Town Council of Taunton in 1675, 1676 and 
1690 and served the town as Constable, Commissioner and Surveyor at various 
periods. His residence was at Neck of Land, three-quarters of a mile from 
the Green where he and his wife lie buried. He was also a member of every 
important committee in Taunton for the purchase, division and settlement of 
land and other matters of public interest. 

3— MARY RICHMOND, daughter of John Richmond and his first wife, 
was born in Bridgewater, Massachusetts, June 2, 1654, and died in Taunton, No- 
vember 5, 1732, as the wife of Richard Godfrey, Jr., whom she married January 
1, 1679-80, in Taunton. On March 17, 1680-81, John Richmond of Taunton, 
for love and good will for his eldest daughter Mary, wife of Richard Godfrey, 
Jr., of Taunton, with consent of his wife Abigail, deeds her six acres of land 
at the east end of the common. 


References: Plymouth Colony Records, 1633-1689, page 230; Richmond Gene- 
alogy; City Hall, Taunton, Book 1, pages 74, 81; Taunton Deeds, Liber 5, page 5. 



John Rogers m Margery Wyatt 

Reverend John Rogers m Adriana Pratt 

Bernard Rogers m 

Thomas Matthew Rogers m — Murdock 
Thomas Rogers m Grace — 

John Rogers m Ann Churchman 


Elizabeth Rogers m Nathaniel Williams 
John Williams m Hannah Robinson 
Captain Simeon Williams m Zipporah Crane 


Reverend Simeon Williams m Anna Crocker 

Lucy Tufts Williams m Amyntas Shaw 


Isabella M. Shaw m Charles Qark Knowlton 

1— REVEREND JOHN ROGERS was bom in 1507 near Birmingham, 
England and was educated at Cambridge, receiving the degree of B.A. in 1525. 
He was chosen to the Cardinal's College at Oxford and soon thereafter went 
into holy orders in the Roman Catholic Church. On December 26, 1532 he 
was Rector of Holy Trinity the Less in London and served two years, resign- 
ing in 1534 and was afterwards called by a company of English merchants 
to be one of its chaplains at Antwerp, Brabant and he served there several 

While there he formed an ardent friendship for William Tyndale and 
Miles Coverdale (afterwards Bishop of Exeter) and his opinion regulating 
church government began to change, and owing to a great knowledge of the 
Gospel he cast off popery, the faith in which he had been reared. He married 
there in 1536, Adriana Pratt, neice of Jacob Von Meteren, who was more 
richly endowed with virtue and soberness than with worldly treasure, and by 
her he had eleven children. On his conversion he decided to publish the Bible 
in English and translated the whole Book and published it in 1537, it being 
printed at Antwerp by his father-in-law and there exists today, in the British 
Museum, three copies of it. He did this work under the name of Thomas 
Matthew, and the Book is known as the Matthew Bible. He resigned his 


chaplainship and removed to Wittenberg, Saxony, and took charge of a Protes- 
tant congregation there, remaining eleven years. On the accession to the throne 
of England of King Edward the Sixth and the establishment of Protestantism 
in England, he returned there in 1548 and in 1550 became Rector of St. Mar- 
garet Moyses. On August 24, 1551 he had bestowed upon him the valuable 
Prehend of St. Pancras in the Cathedral of St. Paul, London where shortly 
after he became "Divinity Reader." In April 1552 his family imder a special 
act of Parliament were naturalized. 

He labored diligently in the work of the church until Queen Mary ascended 
the throne, when on Sunday, her entry into London July 16, 1553 he preached 
a sermon at St. Paul's Cross when he exhorted the people to adhere to the 
doctrine taught under King Edward and to resist the forms and dogmas of 
Catholicism. For this he was summoned before the Privy Council and de- 
scribed himself as John Rogers, alias Matthew, defending himself nobly, and 
was discharged, but he never preached again, for on August 16, 1553 he was 
commanded by the Council to remain within his house. 

On January 22, 1554-5 he and other Protestants were brought to trial 
and six days later he was, through the Privy Council and Gardiner Bishop of 
Winchester, condemned and sentenced as an excummimicated heretic to be 
burned to death at the stake which sentence was carried out on Monday 
February 4, 1554-5. He asked to see his wife and children which request 
was refused. He was taken before Bishop Bonner and degraded from the 
Priesthood according to Romish ceremony and again asked to see his family 
which was again refused and he was then taken to the stake at Smithfield and 
chained where he exhorted the people to abide faithfully to their true doc- 
trine. His pardon was offered if he would give up the Protestant faith but 
he utterly scorned the suggestion and he died a martyr to free religion. He 
was a saintly type of man whose burning will ever be a blight on Queen Mary 
and the Roman Catholic Church. He was the son of John (Thos. and Catherine 
de Courtenay (Pomeroy)) born 1485 and Margery (Wyatt) Rogers said Margery 
being daughter of Sir Henry Wyatt. 

2— BERNARD ROGERS son of Reverend John and Adriana (Pratt) 
Rogers was bom in 1543 at Wittenberg, Saxony and who after being educated 
in Germany and reached his maturity returned to England and married in 
Scotland about 1564, the name of his wife not being known. 

3— THOMAS MATTHEW ROGERS son of Bernard Rogers was bom 
about 1565 in the north of England or in southern Scotland and married in 1586 
a Murdock, her Christian name not being preserved. 

4— THOMAS ROGERS son of Thomas Matthew and (Murdock) 

Rogers was born in 1586-7 married in England about 1606 Grace, whose 
maiden name is not known. He with his son Joseph came to America in 

the ship Mayflower and he died in the first sickness. Bradford in his won- 
derful history states that the rest of his children came over later and married 


here and had many children. His widow, Grace, married second William 
Rogers her brother-in-law and third Roger Porter of England. 

5 — ^JOHN ROGERS son of Thomas and Grace Rogers was bom in 
England in 1611 and came to New England in 1631 being taxed at Duxbury, 
Massachusetts in 1632. He married there April 16, 1639 Ann Churchman 
supposed to be the daughter of Hugh Churchman of Lynn but it has never 
been proven. He died in Duxbury between August 26, 1691 and September 
20, 1692 the dates of the making and proving of his will, in which he mentions 
his daughter Elizabeth Williams. His daughter Abigail became the second 
wife of John Richmond of Tatmton. On June 5, 1644 he was made Surveyor 
ot Duxbury and on June 3, 1657 its Deputy to the General Court at Plymouth 
and on June 5, 1666 he was made Constable and he was holding that office in 
the years of 1681 and 1683. He died in Scituate, Massachusetts. 

On July 4, 1673 the court granted him one hundred acres of land between 
Tatmton and Teticut on the northeast side of Taunton. 

6— ELIZABETH ROGERS daughter of John and Ann (Churchman) 
Rogers was probably bom in Duxbury, Massachusetts married November 17, 
1668 Nathaniel son of Richard Williams of Tatmton, Massachusetts baptized 
in Taunton February 7, 1641 died there August 16, 1692. 


References: New England Register, Vol. 5, page 4144; Vol. 17, page 232; Vol. 
52, page 54; The John Rogers Family of Plymouth and Vicinity, pages 15 to 20; 
Mayflower Magazine, Vol. 5, page 205; Lineage of the Rogers Family in England, by 
John Cox Underwood, compiled for H. H. Rogers, of New York City. 


Thomas Richards m Welthian Loring 

Mary Richards m Governor Thomas Hinckley 

Melatiah Hinckley m Josiah Crocker 
Thomas Crocker m Hannah Green 

Reverend Joseph Crocker m Reliance Allen 

Anna Crocker m Reverend Simeon Williams 

Lucy Tufts Williams m Amyntas Shaw 

Isabella M. Shaw m Charles Qark Knowlton 

1 — ^THOMAS RICHARDS was a member of the Ancient and Honorable 
Artillery Company of Boston in 1648 and died December 17, 1650. His home 
was in Weymouth, Massachusetts. He made his will 17th of IQmo 1650 in the 
town of Hull at the home of Thomas Loring his brother-in-law which was 


proven 28th of llmo 1650, in which he mentions his son John who is in 
England, sons James, Samuel, Joseph and Benjamin and his daughters Mary, 
Ann, Alice and Hannah, and his wife Welthian. The daughter Alice married 
William the son of Govr. Bradford. 

Thomas Richards was a merchant of much respectability and held the 
high esteem of Plymouth Colony, being honored with the title of "Mr." 

Welthian Richards, widow of Boston made her will July 3, 1679 and 
mentions in it "Melatiah Crocker, daughter of Thomas Hinckly of Plymouth 
Colony and my daughter Mary, deceased." 

2— MARY RICHARDS daughter of Thomas and Welthian (Loring) Rich- 
ards was bom in England and died June 24, 1659 as the wife of Governor 
Thomas Hinckley whom she married December 4, 1641 in Barnstable, Mass. 


References: New England Register, Vol. 7, page 232; Vol. 23, page 29; May- 
flower Magazine, Vol. 9, pages 90, 91; Plymouth Colony Records, 1633-1689, page 248. 


George Hall m Mary 

Joseph Hall m Mary Bell 
Nehemiah Hall m Bethia Williams 

Bethia Hall m Colonel Jonathan Shaw 


Jonathan Shaw m Lydia Gushee 

Amyntas Shaw m Lucy Tufts Williams 

Isabella M. Shaw m Charles Clark Knowlton 

1 — GEORGE HALL with wife Mary, maiden name not known, came from 
Devonshire, England before 1636 having had land granted to him that year in 
Buxbury, Massachusetts. He was one of the forty-six original proprietors of 
the first purchase from the Indian Sachem, Massasoit which included a tract of 
eight miles of what is now Taunton, Berkley and Raynham. He was one of 
the founders of Taunton in 1639 and Constable there in 1645; member of the 
Board of the Supervising Council in 1657 ; chairman of the Board of Selectmen 
from 1666 to 1669; one of the founders of the Pilgrim Congregational Church 
at Taunton and also one of the stock proprietors of the first iron "bloomery" 
established in this region upon the site of the present "old forge" now in 
Raynham (1883). He was the first clerk in Taunton 1656, and one of the 
largest land owners of that place. He died October 30, 1669 aged about 60 
years. In 1889 one of his descendants Mrs. Mary B. Washburn was living on 
the site of his old home at 128 Dean street. 


The will of George Hall was dated Oct. 16, 1669 and proven March 11, 
1670 and is filed in Taunton, Mass. and partially published in the Mayflower 
Magazine Vol. 18 page 250 in which he leaves forty shillings to the church in 
Taunton to buy cups. His wife is not mentioned. 

2 — ^JOSEPH HALL son of George and Mary Hall was born in 1642 and 
married July 19, 1693 in Boston, Mary the daughter of James Bell, born July 
7, 1669. He died April 17, 1705. He was a tailor and resided on the home 
place on Dean St. Taunton, which he inherited from his father, located "by the 
Great River". From 1667 to 1680 he was Constable and Surveyor, a promoter 
of the Pilgrim Qiurch and a share owner in the iron works of the town. His 
will filed in Tatmton Liber 2p. 132 mentions his wife Mary and all his children 
as young naming his oldest son as Joseph and leaving him land on both north 
and south sides of the Great River; gives his Book of Martyrs to his son 
Nathaniel and his great Bible to his son Nehemiah. He also mentions three 
daughters Mary, Mehettabell and Abigail. The will is dated April 14, 1705 
and was proven July 10th of that year. He made cloth and knapsacks for the 
soldiers in the Canadian expedition of 1690, and was a drummer in the Mili- 
tary Co. of Taunton in 1700. He is buried in the Neck of Land Cemetery. 

3— NEHEMIAH HALL son of Joseph and Mary (Bell) Hall was their 
youngest son bom January 26, 1705 and with his brother Nathaniel settled in 
North Raynham near each other and were large owners of land in that district. 
He died October 31, 1775 in his 71st year. He married Bethia, bom Taun- 
ton, October 28, 1711, died there February 18, 1739 in her 28th year daughter 
cf Daniel Williams of that place. 

On September 3, 1773 for love and affection he bore Jonathan Shaw and 
his wife Bethia he deeded them one-third of his purchase right in the old 
township of Taunton which was originally in the right of George Hall "with 
all the lands which may become due on said right." (Liber 55 page 320 of 
Taunton Deeds). On January 16, 1771, Joseph Hall of Taunton, gentleman. 
Nathaniel and Nehemiah Hall, yeomen of Raynham were equally interested in 
a lot of Cedar Swamp lying at Little Island in Tatmton containing about ten 
acres, which they divided equally — (Liber 53 page 346 of Deeds at Taunton.) 
They are both buried in the cemetery at North Ra3niham. 

4— BETHIA HALL, only daughter of Nehemiah and Bethia (Williams) 
Hall bom April 19, 1735, baptized March 4, 1739/40 shortly after her mother's 
death, married in Raynham, Massachusetts, November 17, 1757 by Reverend 
John Wales, Jonathan Shaw, known later in life as Colonel Jonathan' Shaw, Jr. 
She died Tuesday, April 17, 1781 and is buried in the old cemetery at North 
Raynham. (g^^ SHAW) 

References: Hall Family Records, page 571; Taunton Wills, Liber 2, page 132; 
Mayflower Magazine, Vol. 18, page 250; City Hall, Taunton, Mass., Book 1, page 161; 
Williams Geneaology, Manuscript, Old Colony Historical Society, Taunton, Mass.; 
Vital Records, Raynham, Vol. 1, pages 47, 61; History of Taunton, Mass., pages 49, 
353, 395. 



Deacon William Crocker m Alice 

Josiah Crocker m Melatiah Hinckley 
Thomas Crocker m Hannah Green 

Rev. Joseph Crocker m Reliance Allen 

Anna Crocker m Rev. Simeon Williams 

Lucy Tufts Williams m Amyntas Shaw 


Isabella M. Shaw m Charles Qark Knowlton 


Deacon William Crocker m Alice 

Deacon Job Crocker m Hannah Taylor 
Elizabeth Crocker m Rev. Benjamin Allen 
Reliance Allen m Rev. Joseph Crocker 
Anna Crocker m Rev. Simeon Williams 

Lucy Tufts Williams m Amyntas Shaw 

Isabella M. Shaw m Charles Qark Knowlton 

1 — WILIAM CROCKER known as Deacon Crocker joined the church 
in Scituate Massachusetts December 25, 1636; removed to Barnstable and was 
made Constable there in 1644, Selectman in 1668 and Deputy in the years of 
1670, 1671 and 1674. He owned a large estate and for many years was the 
richest man in town. He married first in 1636, Alice whose maiden name is 
not known nor when she died but she was living in 1683 and was the mother 
of all his children. He married second Patience widow of Robert Parker and 
daughter of Elder Henry Cobb. He was many years Deacon of the Barnstable 
Church. His will is dated September 6, 1692 and was proven October 19th of 
that same year wherein he mentions his son Josiah and Josiah's son Thomas, 
and his own son Job. He also leaves a negro boy to Mr. Thomas Hinckley 
if the latter will pay fourteen pounds for him. 

2 — ^JOB CROCKER son of Deacon William and Alice Crocker was also 
known as Deacon Crocker and was bapt. in Barnstable, Massachusetts March 9, 



1644 and married first in November 1668 Mary daughter of Reverend Thomas 
Walley; he married second July 19, 1680 Hannah Taylor daughter of Richard 
Taylor, who died May 14, 1743 aged 85 years. Deacon Job Crocker was 
ordained a deacon in 1684 and died March 20, 1718/19. 

2 — ^JOSIAH CROCKER son of Deacon William and Alice Crocker was 
bom in Barnstable, Massachusetts, September 19, 1647. He was a substantial 
farmer of that place and resided in the stone house which was built by his 
father. He did not appear much in public life the only record being foimd 
of active service was in 1682 when he is listed as a Surveyor of Highways. 
He married October 23, 1668 Melatiah Hinckley, daughter of Governor Thomas 
Hinckley and died February 2, 1698/9 aged 51 years. She died February 2, 
1714/15. In her will she mentions her son Thomas and his wife Hannah. 

3— ELIZABETH CROCKER daughter of Deacon Job and Hannah (Tay- 
lor) Crocker was bom May 15, 1688 and married April 5, 1712 Reverend 
Benjamin Allen. She was living in 1754 at the time of his death in Maine. 

(See ALLEN) 

3— THOMAS CROCKER son of Josiah and Melatiah (Hinckley) Crocker 
was bom in Barnstable, Massachusetts May 28, 1671 and married March 25, 
1696 Hannah Green of Boston. He died April — 1728 in his 57th year and is 
buried in West Bamstable. He resided in the ancient stone house of his 
grandfather. His wife died January 23, 1728/9 in her 53rd year. 

4— JOSEPH CROCKER son of Thomas and Hannah (Green) Crocker 
was bom in Bamstable in 1715; graduated from Harvard College in 1734 and 
in 1739 was called to the pastorate of the South Precinct at Bamstable, now 
Eastham, Massachusetts and was ordained September 12th of that year. 'He 
lived about thirty rods south of the Congregational Meeting House in Orleans 
en the north side of the road from the Main road and the old house was 
demolished in 1894. He married first. Reliance Allen of Falmouth, Maine, 
now Portland. Their marriage intentions is dated September 13, 1739. She 
died Jtme 30, 1762 aged 44 years and is buried in Orleans; he married second 
in 1766, Mrs. Mary Hatch widow of James Hatch of Boston who died Decem- 
ber 25, 1807 aged 80 years and is buried in Brewster. He died March 2, 
1772 and is buried by his first wife and the inscription on his stone is as follows : 
"Here lies all that was mortal of the Reverend Joseph Crocker, the pious, 
faithful and respectable pastor of the church in this town who willing rather 
to be absent from the body and present with the Lord, died March 2, 1772 
in the 58th year of his age." By his first wife he had three children, Josiah 
who became pastor of the church in Taunton, Massachusetts; Lucy who mar- 
ried Reverend William Shaw and became the mother of Reverend Philander 
Shaw; Anna who married Reverend Simeon Williams of Weymouth. He was 
a Calvinist, a hard student and a well read theologian. 

5 — ANNA CROCKER daughter of Reverend Joseph and Reliance (Allen) 
Crocker was bom in 1748 and died August 10, 1823; married September 1, 
1770 Reverend Simeon Williams of Weymouth, Massachusetts. In the records 


of the First Church of Orleans which used to be part of Eastham prior to 
1797 she is listed among its members in 1774 "whose husbands are not of this 
church" and her name reads "Anna wife of Reverend Simeon Williams". She 
did not withdraw from this church until October 11, 1795 when she was recom- 
mended to the church at Weymouth where she had resided for many years. 
One of her wedding shoes is owned by her granddaughter Isabella M. Knowlton. 
It is of brockaded satin, hand made and a work of art. 

Mrs. Knowlton recalls her mother (Lucy T. Williams Shaw) telling that 
her mother Anna (Crocker) Williams and her aunt (her mother's sister Lucy, 
(Crocker) Shaw) went from Weymouth on horseback to visit their father 
Joseph Crocker in Barnstable, and it was the last time they ever saw him so 
probably was in the summer of 1771. He gave Lucy a silver porringer and 
Anna a silver pepper box. The latter is now owned by Mrs. Charles C. Knowl- 
ton his great-grandaughter. (See WILLIAMS) 

References: Library of Cape Cod History and Genealogy, No. 13; Mayflower 
Magazine, Vol. 10, page 167; Vol. 15, page 16; History of Martha's Vineyard under 
Tisbury, page 67; History of Barnstable, Mass., Vol. 2, pages 392, 396, 397; Hinckley 
Family, page 2; Barnstable Families, pages 204, 209, 242; History of Cape Cod, Vol. 1, 
page 563; Vol. 2, page 288; Plymouth Colony Records, 1633-1689, page 222. New England 
Register, Vol. 9 p. 283. 


James Bell m Esther Lugg 


Mary Bell m Joseph Hall 
Nehemiah Hall m Bethia Williams 

Bethia Hall m Col. Jonathan Shaw 

Jonathan Shaw m Lydia Gushee 

Amyntas Shaw m Lucy Tufts Williams 

Isabella M. Shaw m Charles Qark Knowlton 

1 — ^JAMES BELL is first mentioned in America when he took the oath of 
allegiance in New Haven, Connecticut during 1644. He removed to Massa- 
chusetts but just when is not known, and married Esther daughter of John and 
Jane (Dighton) Lugg who was bom in England 1642 and married for her 
second husband February 11, 1676/7 Richard Marshall. 

James Bell was living 16. 2. 1660 at Pulling Point within the botmds of 
Boston for on that day he was made overseer of the will of Wm. Bumell but 
he removed to Taunton shortly after. 

James Bell lost his life during the period of King Philips War and Dr. 
Fobes in his History of Raynham published in 1793 states that Deacon Nathaniel 


Williams with some others, among them James Bell were at work in a field 
when the Indians opened fire upon them and that James Bell was wounded 
and died after being carried to the house of Peleg San ford. This happened in 
a place called "Squabette" near the Great River and in 1830 Baylies writes 
that tho graves of these men who lost their lives at that time were still visible 
but in 1883 although the place was still pointed out there was a growth of 
white birch and underbrush covering that locality which is now in Raynham. 
2 — MARY BELL daughter of James and Esther (Lugg) Bell was bom 
July 7, 1669 and married in Boston, Massachusetts, July 19, 1693 Joseph Hall 
of Taunton. The date of her death is not known but she survived her husband 
many years as she was living in 1725 and hel died in 1705. 

(See HALL) 

References: Bell Family in America, page 9; History of Bristol County, Mass., 
page 744; New England Register, Vol. 16, pages 327, 328; Vol. 17, page 263; Records 
in City Hall, Taunton, Mass., Book 1, page 82; New England Register, Vol. 9, page 
230; Vol. 16, page 328; Vol. 46, page 47; Mayflower Magazine, Vol. 18, page 170. 


Deacon Nicholas Phillips m Elizabeth 

Alice Phillips m John Shaw 

Benjamin Shaw m Hannah Bicknell 

Deacon Jonathan Shaw m Mercy Mason 

Colonel Jonathan Shaw m Bethia Hall 

Jonathan Shaw m Lydia Gushee 

Amyntas Shaw m Lucy Tufts Williams 

Isabella M. Shaw m Oiarles Clark Knowlton 

1 — NICHOLAS PHILLIPS signed the covenant at Dedham, Massachu- 
setts in 1636 and was one of the men to govern the town in that year and also 
in 1637, 1638, 1639. 

On the 6th of 2mo. 1638 he gave Dedham its first burial ground. On Nov. 
23rd of that year he was granted by the town a plot of ground on the hill 
between the "highway and Jonas Humphrey." 

He is not mentioned in the Dedham records after 1650, having removed 
prior to that year to Weymouth, Massachusetts where on the "11th day of the 
6th month 1651 Elizabeth Phillips wife of Nicholas" gives her consent to her 
husband's sale of a house and several parcels of land to Francis Smyth of 
Hingham. He was known in We)miouth as Deacon Phillips and made his 


will June 2, 1671, which was proven October 2, 1672, having died late in 
September, wherein he mentions his daughter Alice Shaw. 

2— ALICE PHILLIPS daughter of Deacon Nicholas and Elizabeth Phillips 
became the wife of John Shaw of Dedham, Massachusetts. She was living in 
1671. (See SHAW) 

References: New England Register, Vol. 46, page 187; Vol. 63, page 298; Vol. 1 
of Town Records of Weymouth, page 195; Boston Transcript, No. 6921 under 
February 3, 1904; Dedham, Mass., Town Records, pages 3, 20, 29, 42, 44, 50, 53, 163; 
Phillips Genealogy, page 188. HINCKL.EY 

John Henkle m 

John Hynckleye m Johane 

Robert Hinckley m Katherine Leese, widow 

Samuel Hinckley m Sarah — 

Govr. Thomas Hinckley m Mary Richards 

Melatiah Hinckley m Josiah Crocker 

Thomas Crocker m Hannah Green 

Reverend Joseph Crocker m Reliance Allen 

Anna Crocker m Reverend Simeon Williams 
Lucy Tufts Williams m Amyntas Shaw 

Isabella M. Shaw m Charles Qark Knowlton 
1 — ^JOHN HENKLE of Lenham, County Kent, England, was overseer of 
the will of his brother Robert who died in 1522. The baptismal entries of this 
family may be found in the Parish Registers and Bishop's Transcripts at Har- 
rietsham, which town lies next to Lenham and seven miles southeast of Maid- 
stone. It contains a very ancient church, the earliest part of which is said to 
date from 1150. The old font, in which doubtless the Hinckley children were 
baptized was still in existence in 1911. He died in 1577 and was buried in 
Harrietsham on June 25 of that year. 

2— JOHN HYNCKLEYE of Harrietsham, England son of John Henckle 
married for his first wife Johane, maiden name not known, who was buried at 
Harrietsham, January 23, 1563/4; he married second July 3, 1570 Aves Elles 
who survived him. 

3— ROBERT HINCKLEY of Harrietsham, England son of John and 
Johane Hynckleye, was buried there March 27, 1606. He married for his second 


wife February 10, 1574/5 Katherine Leese, widow. She probably predeceased 
her husband as she is not mentioned in his will made in 1605/ 

4— SAMUEL HINCKLEY of Tenderden, County of Kent, England came 
to New England in the ship Hercules of Sandwich, which sailed about March 
1634. He brought with him his wife Sarah, maiden name not known and four 
children. He first settled at Scituate and his wife joined the church there 
August 16, 1635. In 1639 he removed with his family to Barnstable where his 
wife died August 18, 1656 and he married second, December 15, 1657 Bridget 
Bodfish. He died at Barnstable October 31, 1662. He was a member of Lt. 
Thomas Dymoke's Military Company at Barnstable in 1643. Freeman, in his 
History of Cape Cod states that he was a very prominent man in all public; 
affairs. In his will dated October 8, 1662 he leaves the use of his house and 
garden and some land to his widow and also gives her all the household stuff 
she brought with her and his two cows named Prosper and Thrivewell but his 
landed property and other live stock which appears considerable he divided be- 
tween his three sons, leaving his daughters and each of their children the nom- 
inal sum of one shilling. 

5— GOVERNOR THOMAS HINCKLEY son of Samuel and Sarah 
Hinckley was bom in England about 1618 and came to America with his parents 
and soon became very prominent in Colony affairs. He was made Deputy as 
early as 1645 from Barnstable to the General Court and from 1658 to 1680 
was Magistrate and Assistant; in 1675 and 1676 he was Commissioner of 
Pl)rmouth Colony and saw active service in the Great Swamp Fight during King 
Phillip's War. He served as Deputy-Governor in 1680 and became Governor in 
1681 continuing in office, except during the interruption by Andros, until the 
union with the Massachusetts Colony in 1692. He was also a Conmiissioner in 
the General Board of the two colonies from 1678 until 1692. His death on 
April 25, 1706 at the age of 87 years is noticed in Freeman's History of Cape 
Cod as follows: — "In 1706, April 25, died suddenly in Barnstable Governor 
Thomas Hinckley at an advanced age, a gentleman of distinguished reputation 
and of great energy of character who as we have seen, filled a large space in 
the WORLD'S history. He had stood by the cradle of the Colony in its in- 
fancy and had been from first to last, the associate in weal or woe of its great 
and good men and had lived, himself chief among the surviving, to see the last 
chapter written in its immortal annals." 

He married first Mary Richards on December 4, 1641 daughter of Thomas 
and Wealthian Richards of Weymouth. She died June 24, 1659 and he married 
second March 16, 1660 Mary widow of Nathaniel Glover. Upon her death 
he wrote a very long poem which may be seen in the New England Register, 
Vol. 1 page 92 the original of which in 1847 was owned by Rev. Chandler Rob- 
bins of Boston, Massachusetts. 

6— MELATIAH HINCKLEY daughter of Governor Thomas and Mary 
(Richards) Hinckley was bom in Barnstable, Massachusetts, November 24, 
1648 and died there February 2, 1714/15 as the widow of Josiah Crocker whom 
she married October 23, 1668. 



References: Barnstable Families, Vol. 2, page 35; New England Register, Vol. 2, 
page 194; Vol. 9, page 284; Vol. 13, pages 208, 209; Vol. 65, page 316; Colonial Wars, 
1899-1902, page 665. 


Thomas Stephens m 

Katherine Stephens m Thomas Deane 

Mercy Dean m Daniel Williams 
Bethia Williams m Nehemiah Hall 

Bethia Hall m Co\. Jonathan Shaw 

Jonathan Shaw m Lydia Gushee 

Amyntas Shaw m Lucy Tufts Williams 

Isabella M. Shaw m Qiarles Qark Knowlton 

1— THOMAS STEPHENS came from England and settled in Taunton, 
Massachusetts bringing his daughter Katherine with him. The date of his 
arrival has not been ascertained nor the name of his wife. As his son Richard 
was residing in Taunton before his arrival there it is fair to assimie that his 
wife died prior to his immigration to America. 

2— KATHERINE STEPHENS daughter of Thomas Stephens was bom in 
England and married after her arrival in Taimton, Massachusetts, Thomas 
Deane the marriage taking place on January 5, 1669/70. She made her will the 
14th of March 1725/6 which was proven Jan. 12, 1726 in which she mentions 
her daughter Mercy the wife of Daniel Williams and leaves her ten pounds; 
she mentions land in Norton but no record of it could be found. 

(See DEANE) 

References: Wills at Taunton, Mass., Liber 5, page 346; Liber 1, page 183; 
Stephens-Stevens Genealogy, pages 13, 14; History of Taunton, Mass., page 36. 


David Gaschit m Alice Godfrey 

Abraham Gushe m Hannah Staples 

Lydia Gushee m Jonathan Shaw 

Amyntas Shaw m Lucy Tufts Williams 
Isabella M. Shaw m Charles Clark Knowlton 

Grave Stone of Abraham Gusi 
(See ptte 39) 


1 — DAVID GASCHIT with his brother Henry came to America from 
France, sometime after 1685 as French Huguenots, fleeing from religious perse- 
cution and settled in Bristol County, Massachusetts. The date of their arrival 
is uncertain but the first authentic record is found in a Session of Court held 
at Taunton, Massachusetts January 1699/1700 where Henry Gashett brought 
action for wages due him and his brother David for work performed in 
May 1696/7. Henry also brought action for wages due him for work on a 
vessel. In 1700 David Gashett was a member of the first military company 
of Taunton. The name in the records is spelled many ways but the pronuncia- 
tion remains about the same. The descendants of David are known today under 
the name of "Gushee" but his son Abraham spelled it with one "e**. 

David Gaishet was married in Taunton, Massachusetts, June 12, 1705 to 
Alice Godfrey, daughter of Richard and Mary (Richmond) Godfrey of that 
place, the ceremony being performed by Thomas Leonard, Justice of the Peace. 

On July 22, 1706 David Gashett purchased from John Macumber, Sr., 24 
and J4 acres of land east of the Great River said land lying next to that of 
his brother Henry. This deed was witnessed by Henry Gashett and Samuel 

The burial place of David and his wife have not been found nor the dates 
of their death but she was living in 1722. The town records of Taunton were 
destroyed by fire in 1838 and valuable material on its early families is forever 

2— ABRAHAM GUSHE son of David and Alice (Godfrey) Gaschit died 
August 6, 1783 in his 71st year. He was married by James Williams, Justice 
of the Peace of Taunton, July 23, 1741 to Hannah Staples who died in 1815 in 
her 94th year. His grave stone may be seen in a good state of preservation 
in the cemetery at Raynham Center, Massachusetts. Her stone, close by is 
mostly destroyed but the foot stone is clearly marked. (See pictures.) Her 
will is filed in Taunton, Massachusetts and reads as follows : 

Taking into consideration the uncertainty of human life, I Hannah Gushee 
of Raynham in the County of Bristol, Commonwealth of Massachusetts, widow 
of Mr. Abraham Gushee late of Raynham, deceased, being advanced in age 
though of sound memory and judgment through God's goodness do make this 
my last will and testament. 

First, I would recommend my soul to God who gave it and my body I do 
bequeath to the earth to be interred in decent Christian burial at the discretion 
of my executors hereafter to be named expecting to receive the same again 
at the resurrection of the just by the mighty power of God. And touching the 
temporal estate which God hath pleased to bless me with in my natural life I 
dispose of the same in the manner and form following: First, I give to my 
two daughters Sarah Dean and Lydia Shaw my two best calico gowns, my 
led quilt and my black silk gown my silver shoe buckles and my stone sleeve 
buttons to be equally divided between them. Second, I give my gold necklace 
lo my daughter Lydia Shaw. Third, I give my cow to my son Samuel Gushee 


and my daughter Lydia Shaw to be equally divided between them. Fourth, I 
give all my remaining goods not disposed of to my three daughters, Hannah 
Robinson, Sarah Dean and Lydia Shaw. Finally I appoint my son Samuel 
Gushee to be the executor of this my last will and testament, in witness whereof 
I have hereunto put my hand and affixed my seal this 16th day of July, 1796 
and the 21st year of the Independence of America. 

Signed sealed and! published and declared to be the last will and testament 
oi Hannah Gushee of Raynham in presence of Eleazur Lewis, Mary Lewis and 
Myron Hall. 

Hannah Staple the wife of Abraham Gushe, was the daughter of Deacon 
Seth and Hannah (Standish)i Staple. 

3 — LYDIA GUSHEE daughter of Abraham and Hannah (Staple) Gushee, 
died September 12, 1826 aged 68 years. She married December 8, 1778 Jona- 
than Shaw, son of Colonel Jonathan and Bethia (Hall) Shaw. 

(See SHAW) 

References: Cemetery at Raynham Center, Mass.; Reed's Cemetery Inscriptions 
in the custody of The Old Colony Historical Society at Taunton, Mass.; History of 
Taunton, pages 41, 44; Book of Sessions in office of Clerk of the Court at Taunton, 
Vol. 2; Taunton Deeds, Liber 5, page 315; Taunton Wills; Raynham Town Records, 
page 247; New England Register, Vol. 1, page 344. 


Henry Holman m Joan JoliflFe 

Morgan Holman m Alice Odberrc 
John Holman m Anne — 
Mary Holman m Samuel Mason 

Lt. John Mason m Mercy Merrick 

Mercy Mason m Jonathan Shaw 
Col. Jonathan Shaw m Bethia Hall 

Jonathan Shaw m Lydia Gushee 
Amyntas Shaw m Lucy Tufts Williams 

Isabella M. Shaw m Charles Qark Knowlton 
1— HENRY HOLMAN of Swyre, County Dorset, England is the earliest 
ancestor of the New England family from whom descent has been proved and 
was dead in 1587. He married Joan Joliffe who was buried in the church of 
Swyre June 28, 1604, daughter of William JoliflFe of Martinstown, Winterboume 
St. Martin, County Dorset. 


2— MORGAN HOLMAN son of Henry and Joan (Joliffe) Holman was 
bom in the Parish of Swyre, G)tinty Dorset, England about 1563 and was 
buried there July 1, 1614. He married there October 24, 1596, Alice Odberre 
who was living June 19, 1614. He was church warden at Swyre in 1607 and 
overseer in 1608 and 1611. In 1614 he contributed for the relief of the poor 
twelve shillings the largest amount given by any one person. He held from the 
Earl of Berwick, by lease dated November 1, 1606 for the term of ninety-nine 
years a farm at Berwick in the Parish of Swyre and distinct traces of the old 
house that must have been in existence over three hundred years ago may now 
be seen in the present enlarged house. 

He made his will June 6, 1614 and the original written on two sheets of 
paper is on file at Somerset House, London and may still be seen in a good 
state of preservation. 

3 — JOHN HOLMAN son of Morgan and Alice (Odberre) Holman was 
baptized at Swyre, England January 27, 1602/3 and died at Dorchester, Massa- 
chusetts between June 10, 1652 the date of his will and March 18, 1652/3 the 
date of his inventory. He married first Anne, whose maiden name is not known 
but she was admitted to the church in Dorchester November 4, 1639 and died 
there December 1 of that year. He married second in 1640 Anne Bishop who 
after his death became the wife of Rev. Henry Butler, A. B. the schoolmaster 
of Dorchester and returned to England with him. Just what year he came to 
New England is not known but it was about 1630. He is mentioned in the 
Boston records in 1632 and in the Pyncheon papers is mentioned as a collector 
of furs at Dorchester in 1633. 

He was a landholder at Dorchester and is mentioned often in the town 
records at that place. On September 1, 1634 Bray Clarke and John Allen were 
ordered to build a house "upon the rocke by John Holman." His farm was 
in that part of Dorchester which was set off in 1662 as the town of Milton. 
He was a Selectman of Dorchester in 1636, 1637 and 1642 and was chosen 
by the General Q)urt March 9, 1636/7 ensign for Dorchester. He was member 
of the Jury of Life and Death at a Quarter Court held at Boston and Newtown 
September 19, 1637 and was the nineteenth signer of the original roll of the 
Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company of Boston in 1637. 

His will is dated June 10, 1652 and in it he mentions the disobedience of his 
eldest son and deprives him of his double share of the estate. The son tried 
to break the will but was not successful. 

4 — MARY HOLMAN daughter of John and Ann Holman was bom 
about 1639 and died after August 5, 1700. She married in Boston, May 29, 
1662, Governor John Endicott officiating, Samuel Mason bom in England about 
1632, died in Boston, September 20, 1691 son of Ralph and Anne of Boston. 

(See MASON) 

References: New England Register, Vol. 72, pages 185 to 194. 



Capt. Edward Bangs m Lydia Hicks 

Mercy Bangs m Stephen Merrick 

Mercy Merrick m Lt. John Mason 

Mercy Mason m Jonathan Shaw 

Col. Jonathan Shaw m Bethia Hall 

Jonathan Shaw m Lydia Gushec 

Amyntas Shaw m Lucy Tufts Williams 


Isabella M. Shaw m Charles Qark Knowlton 

1 — EDWARD BANGS was bom in England about 1592 and came to 
Plymouth, Massachusetts in the ship Anne, July 1623 where he was granted 
four acres of land on the "other side of Eeel River in 1623". In 1634, 1635 
and 1636 he was the Assessor for the Plymouth Colony and in 1647, 1650 and 
1663 one of the Deputies to the General Court from Nansett now Eastham, 
Massachusetts. He married Lydia the daughter of Robert Hicks and died in 
Eastham in 1677/8 aged 86 years. A tablet erected to his memory bears the 
following inscription: — "Edward Bangs one of the original purchasers and first 
settler of Nanset 1644 and an incorporator of the town renamed Eastham in 
1651. The First Treasurer of the town holding the office continuously from 1646 
until 1665 ; chosen Deputy to the General Court and elected Selectman in 1665 
for two years. He came to Plymouth in the Anne 1623 and was the founder of 
the American branch of the Bangs family. He died in Eastham in 1677 or 
1678 aged 86 years. His life work is known by the record of his forty years 
service in Plymouth Colony. In appreciation of his character, his faithfulness 
to every trust and his high conception of duty as a member of the church and 
a citizen of the Colony this memorial is erected by The Edward Bangs Decend- 
ants, August 1916." 

2— MERCY BANGS daughter of Edward and Lydia (Hicks) Bangs was 
bom in Eastham, Massachusetts, October 15, 1651 and married December 28, 
1670, Stephen Merrick according to the Plymouth records but when they took 
up their residence in Norwich, Connecticut they recorded their marriage there 
as December 28, 1671. 


References: Bangs Family; History of Eastham, Mass., page 19; Mayflower 
Magazine, Vol. 17, page 70. 



John Lugg m Jane Dighton 

Esther Lugg m James Bell 

Mary Bell m Joseph Hall 
Nehemiah Hall m Bethia Williams 

Bethia Hall m Col. Jonathan Shaw 

Jonathan Shaw m Lydia Gushee 
Am3mtas Shaw m Lucy Tufts Williams 

Isabella M. Shaw m Charles Qark Knowlton 

1 — ^JOHN LUGG with wife Jane Dighton came from Gloucester, Eng- 
land and settled in Boston, Massachusetts where he had land on the south 
side of School Street on or near the east end of where the Parker house 
now stands. She was admitted to the First Church there February 10, 

He died before October 27, 1647 for on that date she married second 
Jonathan Negus who was granted the inheritance of the house and ground 
of John Lugg to the value of twenty pounds that he might dispose of 
the same towards bringing up his five children. (Mass. Col. Rec. Vol. 2, 
p. 198.) 

2 — ESTHER LUGG daughter of John and Jane (Dighton) Lugg was 
bom in England 1642 and married first James Bell who was killed by the 
Indians in 1676; she married second, February 11, 1676/7 Richard Marshall . 
and a deed dated February 11, 1713/14 recorded in Bristol Coimty, Massa- 
chusetts made by her says she was a widow of four score years living in 
Norton and states that she was a daughter of John and Jane Lugg who 
lived near the city of Gloucester, in Great Britain and in consequence of 
the care which had been given her by her son-in-law John Hall who had 
married her daughter Esther, of said Norton, she wished him to have all 
her rights in the estate of her honored father and mother deceased, which 
she might fall heir to in Great Britain and New England and she appointed 
him her attorney. 

The above mentioned John Hall was brother to Joseph Hall who mar- 
ried her daughter Mary Bell. 

(See BELL) 

References: New England Register, Vol. 16, pages 327, 328; Vol. 46, page 46; 
Massachusetts Colonial Records, Vol. 2, page 198. 



John Dighton m Jane Bassett 

Frances Dighton m Richard Williams 

Nathaniel Williams m Elizabeth Rogers 

John Williams m Hannah Robinson 

Capt. Simeon Williams m Zipporah Crane 
Rev. Simeon Williams m Anna Crocker 

Lucy Tufts Williams m Amyntas Shaw 

Isabella M. Shaw m Charles Clark Knowlton 


John Dighton m Jane Bassett 

Jane Dighton m John Lugg 

Esther Lugg m James Bell 
Mary Bell m Joseph Hall 

Nehemiah Hall m Bethia Williams 

Bethia Hall m Col. Jonathan Shaw 

Jonathan Shaw m Lydia Gushee 
Amyntas Shaw m Lucy Tufts Williams 


Isabella M. Shaw m Charles Qark Knowlton 

1— JOHN DIGHTON lived and died in Gloucester, England. He 
married Jane the daughter of Edward Bassett of Uley and in St. Nicholas 
Church at Gloucester may still be seen the following inscription: "Here 
lies interred the bodies of John Dighton of this city, gentleman and Jane 
his wife the daughter of Edward Bassett of Uley by whom he had issue 
three sons and four daughters. He spent all his time in the study of 
chirurgery and attained great knowledge therein. He died May 16, 1640 
and she died April 23, 1631." His will is dated Jan. 31, 1639 and was 
proven May 21, 1640 wherein he mentions his eldest son John, his ddest 


daughter Jane, daughter Frances Williams, daughter Katherine Haigburne 
and daughter Damaris whom he made residuary legatee. 

2— FRANCES DIGHTON daughter of John and Jane (Bassett) 
Dighton was baptized in St. Nicholas Church, Gloucester, England March 
1, 1611 and married February 11, 1632 in the parish of Witcombe Magna, 
Richard Williams. 


2— JANE DIGHTON daughter of John and Jane (Bassett) Dighton 
married John Lugg and resided in Boston. 

(See LUGG) 

Note — Katherine Dighton sister of the above Frances and Jane was 
baptized in St. Nicholas Church at Gloucester, England January 16, 1614/15 
and married Samuel Haigburne, emigrated to America and settled in Rox- 
bury, Massachusetts where he died January 24, 1643 and she married sec- 
ond in 1644 Governor Thomas Dudley who died in 1653 and she married 
third that same year Reverend Benjamin Allen of Dedham who died August 
2b, 1671 and she died three days later. One Samuel Haigburne died November 
14, 1725 in his 88th year; made his will in Taunton, Massachusetts September 
24, 1723 which was proven January 12, 1725/6 in which he leaves his house- 
hold goods to Mary widow of Joseph Hall said will being witnessed by Wil- 
liam Robinson, Jonathan Shaw and John Hall. 

References: New England Register, Vol. 46, page 46; Vol. 45, page 303; 
Maine Historical and Genealogical Register, page 364. 


Lieutenant William Merrick m Rebecca Tracy 

Stephen Merrick m Mercy Bangs 

Mercy Merrick m Lieutenant John Mason 

Mercy Mason m Deacon Jonathan Shaw 

Colonel Jonathan Shaw m Bethia Hall 

Jonathan Shaw m Lydia Gushee 

Amyntas Shaw m Lucy Tufts Williams 

Isabella M. Shaw m Charles Qark Knowlton 

1 — WILLIAM MERRICK known in early Plymouth records as Lieutenant 
Merrick came to Charlestown, Massachusetts on the boat James in 1636 and was 
bom in Wales in 1600. He served in the Plymouth Militia under Capt Myles 
Standish for six years. He resided in Eastham and Duxbury and was one of 
the original proprietors of Bridgewater. He married Rebecca, daughter of 


Stephen Tracy probably in Eastham altho he did not become a legal voter 
there until May 22, 1655. 

His will made in Eastham Dec. 3, 1686, proven March 6, 1688/9 states 
he is about 86 years of age and mentions his wife Rebecca and son Stephen. 

2— STEPHEN MERRICK son of Lt. William and Rebbeca (Tracy) Mer- 
rick was born in Eastham, Mass. May 12, 1646 and married there December 28, 
1670 or 1671, Mercy bom October 15, 1651 daughter of Captain Edward Bangs. 
A year after he married he left with others and settled in New London, Con- 
necticut and later at Norwich, Connecticut where he purchased a plantation, his 
home being situated on Bean Hill. He became Constable of Norwich in 1681 
and the County Marshall in 1685. He married second, Anna Wilbore of Taun- 
ton, Massachusetts to which place he had removed and became a leading man 
of that place, dying there in 1707. His will made in 1696 says that he "was 
purposing to goe forth to walk in the present expedition on foot, against the 
Indian enemy." His marriage to Mercy Bangs is recorded several places and 
v.hen he removed to Norwich he recorded it again saying he was 25 years 
of age and she 20. The date of her death is not known. 

3— MERCY MERRICK daughter of Stephen and Mercy (Bangs) Merrick 
was bom in Norwich, Conn, in October 1674 and died in Taunton, Massa- 
chusetts November 16, 1754 in her 81st year as the wife of Lt. John Mason 
of that place. The Bangs Genealogy claims she had large bequests of land 
in Norwich from her father. 

(See MASON) 

References: Mayflower Magazine, Vol. 5, page 23; Vol. 10, page 7; Vol. 19, 
page 111; Bangs Genealogy, page 9; Plymouth Colony Records, 1633-1689, page 241; 
History of Norwich, Conn., pages 83, 99, 236; First Settlers of Eastham, Mass., in 
New England Register, Vol. 6, page 169. 


James Penniman m Lydia Eliot 

Sarah Penniman m Increase Robinson 

Hannah Robinson m John Williams 

Capt. Simeon Williams m Zipporah Crane 
Rev. Simeon Williams m Anna Crocker 
Lucy Tufts Williams m Amyntas Shaw 

Isabella M. Shaw m Charles Clark Knowlton 

1 — ^JAMES PENNIMAN came to America in the ship Lion in 1631 with 
wife Lydia Eliot sister of the noted Indian Apostle John Eliot. They brought 
with them one son William. After residing in Boston for a very short period 


they located in Braintree where in 1640 he was chosen Deputy for town affairs 
and elected Selectman for the years of 1646, 1652, 1653. He died in Braintree 
10m 26th day, 1664 and she married second Thomas Wight of the Isle of 
Wight and Medford, Massachusetts and died in 1676 her will being proved 
of September 27th of that year. His will dated 18th of 10th month 1664 is 
filed in Suffolk 0)unty, Massachusetts and was proven January 31, 1664/5. His 
wife Lydia was made executrix and his inventory amotmting to five hundred 
and five poimds and a little over was very large for those times. In it is 
mentioned "his part of his lease of Mr. Hoffes Neck", dwelling house, bam, 
stables, old house and orchard, thirty acres of land near the Mill Pond; 
fifteen near Knight's Neck and eighteen acres near Weymouth Ferry and three 
acres by Goodman Parmenters. 

2— SARAH PENNIMAN daughter of James and Lydia (Eliot) Penni- 
man was bom in Braintree, Massachusetts, May 6, 1641 and married as per 
Dorchester Records, 19th of 11m, 1663 Increase Robinson who was baptized 
January 1, 1642 and died in 1699. 


References: — New England Register, Vol. 3, pages 91, 247; Vol. 13, page 151; Vol. 37, 
page 168 ; Vol. 42 page 91 ; Vol. 46, page 217 ; Savage ; Vital Records of Braintree, Mass. 


Bennet Eliot m Lettese Aggar 

Lydia Eliot m James Penniman 


Sarah Penniman m Increase Robinson 

Hannah Robinson m John Williams 
Capt. Simeon Williams m Zipporah Crane 
Rev. Simeon Williams m Anna Crocker 

Lucy Tufts Williams m Amyntas Shaw 

Isabella M. Shaw m Charles Qark Knowlton 

1— BENNET ELIOT and Lettese Aggar were married October 30, 1598 
in the Parish of St. John the Baptist at Widford, Hertfordshire, England. Be- 
tween 1606 and 1610 they removed from that place to Nazing. Their son 
known in America as "Apostle John Eliott" was baptized before their removal to 
the latter place and the old registers containing the record of his baptism are 
still in existence. In 1894 Dr. Ellsworth Eliot of New York City was making 
arrangements with the rector at Widford to have a memorial window placed 
in the church wherein he was baptized. 

Bennet Eliot was buried in Nazing November 21, 1621 and his wife March 


16, 1620. The old parish church where the family worshipped in Nazing is 
situated on the side of a hill overlooking parts of Hertfordshire and Middlesex 
and has undergone but little change since the days of King Henry the Eighth. 
The old oak seats carved at the ends with a variety of grotesque characters 
were all* cleaned out in 1874 with the exception of five of them which have 
been refixed at the east end of the side aisles. They date back to the time of 
James the First and the church register of baptisms commences in 1559. 

The will of Bennet Eliot was dated November 5, 1621 and proven March 
28, 1628 in which he bequeaths all his rents and profits of all lands and tene- 
ments in the parishes of Ware, Widford, Hunsdon and Estweeks ia the Co. of 
"Harford" unto three men for the space of eight years from the time of his 
decease and they to pay quarterly unto his son John eight pounds of lawful 
money towards his education at the University of Cambridge "where he is now 
a scholar" and the residue was to be used for the bringing up of his youngest 
children, Jacob, Mary and Lydia the latter to Have the chest in the yellow 

In 1631 the ship Lion left the shores of England with the first group of 
Nazing pilgrims for their new home in America and among them was John 
the abiDve student who became the noted Indian Apostle and his sister Lydia 
the wife of James Penniman. 

2 — LYDIA ELIOT daughter of Bennet and Lettese (Aggar) Eliot was 
baptized in the Parish Church at Nazing, England July 1, 1610 and married 
James Penniman before sailing for America. He died in Braintree, Massa- 
chusetts December 26, 1664 and she became the wife of Thomas Wight of 
Medford. The exact date of her death is not known but her will was proven 
September 27, 1676. (See PENNIMAN) 

References: — Descendants of John Eliot page 6; New England Register Vol. 28, pages 
140. 145 ; 396, 403 in Vol. 48 also page 80 ; Vol. 39 page 365. 


Gabriel Whelden m 

Ruth Whelden m Richard Taylor 
Hannah Taylor m Job Crocker 
Elizabeth Crocker m Rev. Benjamin Allen 

Reliance Allen m Rev. Joseph Crocker 
Anna Crocker m Rev. Simeon Williams 

Lucy Tufts Williams m Amyntas Shaw 


Isabella M. Shaw m Charles Clark Knowlton 


1— GABRIEL WHELDEN was bom in England but was of Plymouth Col- 
ony in 1638 and died in 1654. The name of his wife is not known that is the 
mother of his children. She died in Nottinghamshire, England prior to his 
coming to New England. He went to Yarmouth in 1639 and had with him a 
family of grown children. About 1648 he removed to L] in and from there to 
Maiden where he died between February 11, 1653/4 and April 4, 1654, dates 
of making and proving of his will, in which he left practically everything he had 
to his second wife Margaret. 

Deeds show that on October 21, 1653 he and his son sold land in Arnold, 
Nottinghamshire, England thus furnishing to his descendants the name of the 
town which was without doubt his English home. 

2— RUTH WHELDEN daughter of Gabriel Whelden and his first wife 
married Richard Taylor as the records state that on October 27, 1646 her father 
gave his consent to said marriage. She died shortly before December 4, 1673 
as having been drowned, her body was fotmd on that date. 


References: — Cape Cod Historical and Genealogical Library No. 43. 


John Alden m Priscilla MuUines 
Sarah Alden m Alexander Standish 
Ebenezer Standish m Hannah Sturtevant 
Hannah Standish m Seth Staples 
Hannah Staples m Abraham Gushee 

Lydia Gushee m Jonathan Shaw 

Amyntas Shaw m Lucy Tufts Williams 

Isabella M. Shaw m Charles Qark Knowlton 

1 — ^JOHN ALDEN while a passenger in the Mayflower in 1620 was not 
of the Leyden Congregation for Bradford states that "John Alden was hired 
for a cooper at South Hampton where the ship victualled ; and being a hopeful 
yoimg man was much desired but left to his own liking to go or stay when 
he came here ; but he stayed and married here." 

Notwithstanding the prominence he attained in his deeds of sale or gift he 
almost invariably describes himself as a cooper, occasionally as yeoman and only 
once as a gentleman. His education was above the average and tradition tells 
us that he was the tallest man in the community and of a fine Saxon type. He 
was the youngest signer of the Mayflower Compact. 

John Alden was bom in 1599 and died September 12, 1687 the last male 


survivor of those who signed the above Compact. Davis, in his Landmarks 
of Plymouth states that the earliest records indicate that all the land at 
Plymouth between Burial Hill and Main Street once belonged to John Alden 
and William Bradford. 

The land that John Alden owned there covered the site of the old school 
house and it is quite probable before his removal to Duxbury in 1627 that he 
lived there. His home in the latter place was destroyed accidentally by fire 
but as late as 1897 the old cellar could be seen. 

When he removed to Duxbury he settled on the land which had been 
granted to him on the south side of Blue Fish River. He built his house on 
a rise of land near Eagle Tree Pond and the site is identified to the eastward 
of the present building, near the dyke and here was his well. His second house 
stood a little further to the west and the present house built by his grandson 
Col. John Alden stands still further to the west. The original grant contained 
one hundred and nine acres. 

In 1633 he was chosen a member of the Board of Assistants to the Gover- 
nor and continued with few interruptions until his death. 

From 1640 to 1650 he was Deputy from Duxbury. From 1666 to 1687 he 
was first on the Board of Assistants and was styled Deputy Governor and on 
him devolved the duty of presiding in the absence of the Governor on which 
occasions according to the records he ruled with dignity and perseverance. 
Holding offices of the highest trust no important measure was proposed or 
any responsible agency ordered in which he had not a part. He was often 
one of the Council of War, many times an arbitrator, a Surveyor of lands for 
the government and on several important occasions was authorized to act as 
Agent or Attorney for the Colony. He was chosen Treasurer of the Colony 
in 1656 and held that office for three successive years. 

He divided his estate between his children before he died and spent his last 
days with his son Jonathan. He married in the early part of the Spring of 
1622, Priscilla the daughter of William MuUines both of whom were his fellow 
passengers on the Mayflower. This marriage has been immortalized by th< 
poet Longfellow. 

2— SARAH ALDEN daughter of John and Priscilla (Mullines) Alden 
was bom in Plymouth, Massachusetts in 1629 and died before 1688 as the wife 
of Alexander Standish son of Captain Myles Standish and his second wife 

(See Standish) 

References: — The Bradford History; New England Register, Vol. 51, pages 429, 430, 
431 ; Vol. 52, pages 363, 364. 



Stephen Tracy m Tryphosa Le — 

Rebecca Tracy m Lt. William Merrick 

Stephen Merrick m Mercy Bangs 

Mercy Merrick m Lt. John Mason 

Mercy Mason m Deacon Jonathan Shaw 

Col. Jonathan Shaw m Bethia Hall 

Jonathan Shaw m L\'dia Gushee 

Amyntas Shaw m Lucy Tufts Williams 

Isabella M. Shaw m Charles Clark Knowlton 

1 — STEPHEN TRACY is listed in the marriage records of Leyden, Hol- 
land as a "say-maker, young man from England" and his marriage is recorded 
in Leyden to Tryphosa Le — a maid from England as taking place December 
18, 162L They emigrated to Plymouth Colony, arriving on the ship Ann in 
1623 bringing with them one child named Sarah, the three being mentioned in 
the division of land there the next spring and also in the division of cattle. 
In 1627 their daughter Rebecca was included thus showing she was bom be- 
tween those two years. 

He was a freeman of Plymouth in 1633 and of Duxbury in 1645 but 
returned to England about 1650 and on March 29, 1655 being at Great Yar- 
mouth, England he gave power to John Winslow to divide all his belongings in 
America between his son John and his other four children in Duxbury which 
was done. No death dates appear in this country and he and his wife probably 
died in their above English home. 

2 — REBECCA TRACY daughter of Stephen and Tryphosa (Le — ) Tracy 
was born in Plymouth between 1623 and 1627 and married Lt. William Merrick. 


References: New England Register, Vol. 6, page 169; Vol. 15, page 30; Vol. 46, 
page 109; Plymouth Colony Records; Boston Manuscript, No. 3902 date, April 9, 1914. 



John Gilbert m Winnefred — 
Thomas Gilbert m Jane Rossiter 

Mary Gilbert m Samuel Williams 

Daniel Williams m Mercy Dean 
Bethia Williams m Nehemiah Hall 

Bethia Hall m Col. Jonathan Shaw 

Jonathan Shaw m Lydia Gushee 
Amyntas Shaw m Lucy Tufts Williams 


Isabella M. Shaw m Charles Qark Knowlton 

1— MR. JOHN GILBERT "a brave honest gentleman" was at Dorchester, 
Massachusetts with his family in 163— ; removed to Taimton after 1636 and was 
the first Deputy from that place to the General Court of New Plymouth in 1639. 
He died before 1654 survived by wife Winnefred, maiden name not known. 

2— THOMAS GILBERT son of John and Winnefred Gilbert was bom in 
England and emigrated to America with his parents. He was a member of 
Captain Pool's Military Company in Taimton in 1643. 

He married in that place March 23, 1639 Jane Rossiter and this is 
claimed to have been the first marriage in Tatmton. She died Jime 1, 1691 
age 77 years, 

Thomas Gilbert's inventory was sworn to July 5, 1677 and it stated that he 
"was dead beyond the seas." His will named his daughter Mary Williams and 
he mentions his estate in the hands of Mistress Jane Gilbert showing that she 
had not gone back to the old country with him. 

3— MARY GILBERT daughter of Thomas and Jane (Rossiter) Gilbert be- 
came the wife of Samuel Williams of Taunton, Mass, who died in 1697. 


References: New England Register, Vol. 4, page 343; Vol. 52, page 22; History 
of Bristol County, Mass., page 737; Vital Records, City Hall, Taunton, Vol. 1, page 
92; Plymouth Records, Vol. 1, page 134; Plymouth Colony Wills, Vol. 3, part, 2, 
No. 78 of copy in Massachusetts State Archives. 



Robert Hicks m Margaret Winslow 

Lydia Hicks m Capt. Edward Bangs 

Mercy Bangs m Stephen Merrick 

Mercy Merrick m Lt. John Mason 

Mercy Mason m Deacon Jonathan Shaw 

Col. Jonathan Shaw m Bethia Hall 

Jonathan Shaw m Lydia Gushee 

Am3aitas Shaw m Lucy Tufts Williams 

Isabella M. Shaw m Qiarles Clark Knowlton 

1 — ROBERT HICKS a leather dresser of London, England and ancestor 
of the Hicks family in America is said to have descended from Sir Ellis Hicks 
who was knighted by Edward, the Black Prince, on the battlefield of Poictiers, 
September 9, 1356, for bravery in capturing a set of colors from the French, 
through his son John, who had Thomas, who had Baptist who had James the 
father of Robert. 

Robert Hicks arrived in Plymouth, Massachusetts on the ship Fortune, 
November 11, 1621, which brought over parts of the families left behind the 
year before by the Mayflower. He married first in 1610 in England Elizabeth 
Morgan but before sailing for America he married second Margaret Winslow 
who came over with their children, Samuel, Ephraim, Lydia and Phebe in the 
ship Ann during 1622 in the month of June. Just which Margaret in the Wins- 
low family she was has not been ascertained but there can be no doubt but 
what she was of the early noted Winslow family for one John Winslow came 
with Robert Hicks on the ship Fortune and in the will of Samuel Fuller made 
in 1633 Robert Hicks and John Winslow are mentioned together showing 
close association with the Winslow family on this side of the water. 

His will was made in Plymouth, Massachusetts where he died March 24, 
1647 his inventory being taken on July 5th of that year. He said he was 
formerly of Duxbury and the will is dated May 28, 1645. He gave his son 
Ephraim his house at Plymouth and "land lately purchased of John Alden" 
and also land at Island Creek on the Duxbury side; he mentions his oldest son 
Samuel and his wife Margaret was to have three rooms in his house during her 
lifetime and to be executrix of his will. He mentions his grandson John Bangs 
and remembers John son of Reverend John Reyner, John Watson and "the 
younger of Mr. Charles Chaimcey's sons which his wife had at one birth when 


hee dwelt at Plymouth." He also left the town of Plymouth a "cow calfe" and 
bequeathed Wm. Pontus, Phineas Pratt, John Faimce, Nathaniel Morton, 
Thomas Cushman twenty shillings each and gave Joshua Prat and Samuel 
Eddy a suit of clothes. He made John Howland, Manasseh Kempton and 
Thomas Cushman his Overseers and Nathaniel Souther witnessed the will. 
Margaret Hicks died before 1694. 

2— LYDIA HICKS daughter of Robert and Margaret (Winslow) Hicks 
was bom in England and became the wife of Captain Edward Bangs after she 
came to America but just when is not known. 

(See BANGS) 

References: New England Register, Vol. 2, page 244; Vol. 4, pages 33, 282; 
Frost Genealogy, page 343. 


William Mullines m Alice — 

Priscilla Mullines m John Alden 


Sarah Alden m Alexander Standish 

Ebenezer Standish m Hannah Sturtevant 

Hannah Standish m Seth Staples 
Hannah Staples m Abraham Gushee 

Lydia Gushee m Jonathan Shaw 

Am3aitas Shaw mLucy Tufts Williams 

Isabella M. Shaw m Charles Qark Knowlton 

1 — WILLIAM MULLINES, his wife and two children Joseph and Pris- 
cilla and a servant named Robert Carter were passengers on the Mayflower as 
listed by Bradford in his History. Thirty years after the landing Bradford 
writes "Mr. Molines and his wife, his sone and his servant dyed the, first 
winter. Only his daughter Priscilla survived and married with John Alden, who 
are both living and have 11 children and their eldest daughter is married and 
hath five children." 

In Baird's History of Huguenot Emigration to America he states "William 
Molines and his daughter Priscilla afterwards the wife of John Alden and 
Philip De la Noye and others remained in Leyden" referring to the emigration 
to Guiana. It is not generally believed that William Mullines and his wife 
Alice were French for after this they went to England and embarked in the 
Speedwell which ship sailed with the Mayflower but becoming imseaworthy, 


they put back and in the re-adjustment of the passengers they became passen- 
gers on the Mayflower. 

The maiden name of his wife is not known. He made his will evidently at 
Plymouth and died there March 3, 162L His will was proved in Dorking, 
Coimty Surrey, England which seems quite conclusive evidence that he must 
have been an Englishman. It was certified to April 2, 162L The date of his 
death. Old Style was February 21, 1620/L 

His will reads as follows: — "In the name of God Amen: I comit my 
soule to God that gave it and my bodie to the earth from whence it came. 
Alsoe I give my goodes as followeth That fForty poimdes in the hands of good- 
man Woodes I give my wife tenn potmdes, my sonne Joseph tenn potmdes, my 
daughter Priscilla tenn potmdes and my eldest sonne tenn potmdes. Alsoe I 
give to my eldest sonne all my debts, bonds, bills (onelye yt forty potmdes ex- 
cepted in the handes of goodman Wood) given as aforesaid with all the stock 
in his owne handes. To my eldest daughter I give ten shillings to be paid out 
of my sonnes stock. Furthermore that goodes I have in Virginia (Plymouth 
then considered part of Va.) as fo1k>weth: To my wife Alice halfe my goodes 
and to Joseph and Priscilla the other halfe equallie to be devided betweene 
them. Alsoe I have xxj dozen of shoes and thirteene paire of bootes wch I 
give into the Companies handes for forty potmdes at seaven years and if they 
like them at that rate. If it be thought to deare as my Overseers shall thinck 
good. And if they like them at that rate at the divident I shall have nyne 
shares whereof I give as followeth, twoe to my wife, twoe to my sonne William, 
twoe to my sonne Joseph, twoe to my daughter Priscilla and one to the Com- 
panie. Allsoe if my sonne William will come to Virginia I give him my share 
of land furthermore I give to my tWoe Overseers, Mr. John Carver and Mr. 
Williamson, twentye shillings apeece to see this my will performed desiringe 
them that he would have an eye over my wife and children to be as fathers 
and freindes to them: Allsoe to have a speciall eye to my man Robert wch 
hathe not so approved himself e as I would he shotild have done." 

2— PRISCILLA MULLINES daughter of William and Alice Mullines 
came in the Mayflower with her parents. The date of her birth and the date of 
her death are not known. She married John Alden and was living in 1680 for 
at the funeral of Josiah Winslow in that year "the venerable Johh Alden with 
Priscilla on his arm" are named among those of note attending. 

(See ALDEN) 

References: — Bradford's History; New England Register Vol. 42, page 62; Vol 47 
page 91; Vol. 51, pages 427, 248, 429. 



George Allen m 

Samuel Allen m Ann — 

James Allen m Elizabeth Perkins 

Rev. Benjamin Allen m Elizabeth Crocker 

Reliance Allen m Rev. Joseph Crocker 
Anna Crocker m Rev. Simeon Williams 

Lucy Tufts Williams m Amyntas Shaw 

Isabella M. Shaw m Charles Qark Knowlton 

1— GEORGE ALLEN sailed for New England March 20, 1635 from 
Weymouth, England. He was son of Ralph Allen of Thurcaston, Leicester 
County, England and was bom about 1568. He resided a short time at Lynn, 
Massachusetts, removing to Sandwich where on Jime 30, 1638 he was elected 
Constable and in 1640 Surveyor. He resided for a short time at Newport, 
Rhode Island where he was Deputy to the General Court at Pl)miouth from 
1641 to 1644. His burial is recorded as taking place May 2, 1648. He left 
widow Catharine, but probably not the mother of his children. She married 
second John Collins of Boston. 

2 — SAMUEL ALLEN son of George Allen was bom in England and in 
this country before his father, arriving with the first settlers of Boston in 1628. 
He located in Braintree, Massachusetts where he was Town Qerk for many 
years. His wife Ann, maiden name not known, died there September 26, 1641 
and he 6th month, 5th day, 1669. 

3 — ^JAMES ALLEN son of Samuel and Ann Allen was bom in Brain- 
tree, Massachusetts in 1636 and with wife Elizabeth Perkins, bom 1644, died 
August 7, 1722 became the ancestors of that part of the Allen family known 
as the Vineyard Aliens, now scattered over the land from Maine to California. 
He married in 1662 and removed to Sandwich where the births of three of 
his children are recorded between 1663 and 1667. Just when he removed to 
Martha's Vineyard is not known but in 1669 he was one of the leading spirits 
of Tisbury and Chilmark and one of the largest land holders. At one time or 
another he owned seven of the original home tots on the west side of Old Mill 
Brook besides all the dividends accruing from them. 

His home there in 1911 was owned by Everett Allen Davis, Esq. He 
resided there for twenty years before removing to Chilmark in 1692, where he 
had a farm of 250 acres which he left to his sons by will. 

In 1675 he was made Assistant tmder the Mayhew regime and after the 


Island came under the jurisdiction of Massachusetts he was one of the first 
three Justices of the Peace; became Selectman of Chllmark in 1704. He re- 
fused many important offices but wielded tremendous influence and had the 
honor of being the first one to hold an office on the Island who was not related 
by blood or marriage with the all powerful Mayhew family. 

In 1701 he gave Tisbury its first "God's Acre'* for a burial place and as 
a new location for a new meeting house and within its enclosure lies his body 
marked with a well preserved slate stone. He died July 25, 1714 aged 78 years. 

4— BENJAMIN ALLEN son of James and Elizabeth (Perkins) Allen 
was bom in Tisbury, Martha's Vineyard in 1689 as their youngest child and 
was the first college graduate of that place. He studied theology with Reverend 
Jonathan Russell and went to Yale where he graduated in 1708 and received 
his degree of Bachelor of Arts when 19 years of age. In 1710 he preached a 
short time at Qiatham and appears to have been at Barnstable though not in a 
ministerial capacity but he married there April 5, 1712, Elizabeth, the daughter 
of Job and Hannah (Taylor) Crocker who was bom May 15, 1688 and with her 
appeared next at the re-settlement of Worcester in 1715 where he preached two 
years, removing to Bridgewater where on August 17, 1717 he preached the first 
time in the newly incorporated South Parish in that place and on July 9, 1718 
was ordained its pastor. He built his home on Central Square owned and 
occupied in 1884 by Mrs. Nahum Washburn. He preached his last sermon 
ihere October 11, 1730. His next field of labor was in Falmouth, Maine now 
Portland where a new Second Parish was being formed at Cape Elizabeth and 
he was installed there November 10, 1734 and resided there until his death on 
May 6, 1754. 

The Boston Gazette of June 25, 1754 says: "God sent him to us in the 
height of his powers and usefulness and continued him a blessing for upwards 
of twenty years. He was justly accoimted a person of superior intellectual 
powers and withal a good Christian and Minister of Jesus Christ well accom- 
plished for the sacred office and faithful discharge of the Trust given him as 
well as in pastoral visits as Public Administrations thereby making full proof 
of his Ministry and being an example to his flock. His discourses were solid, 
his methods clear and natural, his delivery grave, serious and pathetic, more 
adapted to reach the hearers hearts and consciences than with words and 
phrases to gratify the fancies of the curious. He was of a healthy strong con- 
stitution, his eye never dimned while he lived and though he used a strong 
voice yet it was easy and without straining and seemed not to spend for most of 
his days. He was in some of his last years much impaired by lethargick and 
lepeated shocks of paralytick disorders yet continued in his Lord's work till 
they with a fever returned in greater force and nature could no longer bear up. 
After being seized he continued to the 10th day but scarce speaking a word, 
much disordered in his senses and taking little notice of anything. He was 
exemplary in every relation, a kind husband, a tender father, a wise counselor 
and an effectionate faithful friend. His conversation was agreeable and enter- 


taining and though so well accomplished a person he was withal affable, con- 
descending, humble and modest, never that I cotild observe or hear elated with 
pride upon any occasion. His disconsolate yokefellow continues struggling with 
her infirmities waiting for her change. He had nine children of whom one son 
and five daughters survive." 

5 — RELIANCE ALLEN daughter of Reverend Benjamin and Elizabeth 
(Crocker) Allen was born in 1718, died Jime 30, 1762 as the wife of Reverend 
Joseph Crocker, pastor of the South Parish of Eastham, Massachusetts, now 
Orleans. (See CROCKER) 

References: Vital Records of Braintree, Massachusetts, page 639; George and 
Ralph Allen by Thompson page 6, 24; Genealogy of Allen Family by Hon. William 
Allen page 5; Martha's Vineyard Vol. 1, page 508; Vol. 2, page 7, 18, 25, 27, 266, 65. 
History of Plymouth Colony page 775. 


Richard Taylor m Ruth Whelden 

Hannah Taylor m Job Crocker 
Elizabeth Crocker m Rev. Benjamin Allen 


Reliance Allen m Rev. Joseph Crocker 
Anna Crocker m Rev. Simeon Williams 

Lucy Tufts Williams m Amyntas Shaw 

Isabella M. Shaw m Charles Qark Knowlton 

1 — RICHARD TAYLOR was an Englishman and resided in Yarmouth, 
Massachusetts in the northwest part of the town. He is first mentioned in the 
Colony Records among the men between the ages of 16 and 60 years capable of 
bearing arms. On June 7, 1648 he was elected Surveyor of Highways ; June 3, 
1656 Constable of Yarmouth. Jime 4, 1661 the Court enacted that a "sufficient" 
man be appointed in every town to take up the excise tax and he was appointed 
for Yarmouth. June 3, 1668 he was again elected Constable a position of great 
dignity in those days. He married Ruth daughter of Gabriel Whelden about 
October 27, 1646, the date when her father gave consent to the marriage. She 
perished in the wreck of a boat plying between Yarmouth and Plymouth and 
her body was found December 4, 1673. He was dead by December 13th of the 
same year the records saying that his death was hastened by her tragic end. 

2_HANNAH TAYLOR daughter of Richard and Ruth (Whelden) Tay- 
lor was bom in 1658 and died May 14, 1743 as the second wife of Deacon 
Job Crocker whom she married July 19, 1680. 


References: — Library of Cape Cod History and Genealogy No. 48; Savage. 



Hugh Rossiter m 

Jane Rossiter m Thomas Gilbert 
Marv Gilbert m Samuel Williams 

Daniel Williams m Mercy Dean 

Bethia Williams m Col. Jonathan Shaw 

Jonathan Shaw m Lvdia Gushee 


Amyntas Shaw m Lucy Tufts Williams 

Isabella M. Shaw m Charles Clark Knowlton 

1 — HUGH ROSSITER was one of the first of "ye ancient purchasers" of 
Taunton, Massachusetts in 1637 but was early of Dorchester being granted land 
there in 1635 although he is listed as the owner of four cows in that place in 
1633. Authorities differ as to what became of him. Savage thinks that he 
returned to England while other authorities claim that he sold out his belong- 
ings in Taunton before 1675 and went to Connecticut. Whom he married or 
when he died research has failed to discover. 

2 — JANE ROSSITER daughter of Hugh Rossiter married in Taunton, 
Massachusetts March 23, 1639 Thomas Gilbert and it is claimed that this was 
the first marriage in that town. She died June 1, 1691 aged 77 years. 


References: — Baylis History of Plymouth, Vol. page 286; History of Taunton Massa- 
chusetts, page 74; Savage; New England Register, Vol. 4, page 342; Vol. 21, page 166; 
Vol. Zl page 242. 


Henry Crane m Tabitha Kingsley 

Ensign John Crane m Hannah Leonard 

Henry Crane m 

Zipporah Crane m Capt. Simeon Williams 
Rev. Simeon Williams m Anna Crocker 

Lucy Tufts Williams m Amyntas Shaw 

Isabella M. Shaw m Charles Clark Knowlton 


1 — ^HENRY CRANE was bom about 1624 in England and married Tabitha 
dau. of Stephen Kinsley (Kingsley). He purchased a farm of one himdred 
and twenty acres and the selectmen's records of Dorchester in 1654 give us 
a faint idea of its location, showing that it was on the first road over Milton 
Hill which was laid out from Braintree, now Quincy. The date of his mar- 
riage is not known and the first birth recorded of his children is that of his 
third child. 

In the Massachusetts Archives Vol. 30, p. 239 there is an autograph letter 
of Henry Crane, dated May 7, 1677. It is written in fine, clear, flowing lines 
and both composition and spelling show that he must have received scholarly 
training. It was a reply to an order from the General Court regarding three 
Indians he had in his home as servants. He was a Selectman of Milton in 
1679, 1680, 1681 and was one of the trustees of the First Meeting House there. 
He was chiefly a husbandman with a tendency to land speculation. 

His wife died at Milton October 23, 1682 and he on March 21, 1710 
aged 85 years. 

2— ENSIGN JOHN CRANE son of Henry and Tabitha (Kingsley) 
Crane was bom in Dorchester, Mass., 30 of 11m. 1658 and died August 5, 
1718 aged 59 years and 7 months. He married December 13, 1686 Hannah 
daughter of James and Hannah Leonard of Taunton, bom October 2, 1671 
died October 24, 1760 aged 89 years. They are buried in the Lower Burying 
Groimd at Berkely, Mass. 

He served in King Philips War and in 1680 and 1681 he was a trustee of 
the First Meeting House in Milton and in 1679 was a Selectman of that place. 

He made his will when residing in Dighton, July 22, 1718 and it was 
proven February 2, 1718/19 in which he mentions his wife Hannah, son Ger- 
shom, son John and his brother Benjamin, the son John not being of age at 
that time. He also mentions two daughters, Zipporah Allen and Tabitha 
Crane. He does not mention his son Henry evidently because of the clause 
which closely follows the will wherein Henry Crane of Taimton quit claimed 
November 1, 1716 on the estate of his father John of Dighton. This was ac- 
knowledged by Henry August 28, 1718 stating his father John was then de- 
ceased. The deed above is filed in Taunton and states that John of Dighton for 
love and affection deeds several tracts of land in Taunton to his son Henry, 
November 1, 1716. 

3 — HENRY CRANE son of Ensign John and Hannah (Leonard) Crane 
received the above land from his father as stated but after Raynham was set 
off from Taunton in 1731 it was in that place and he added many acres to 
it for on November 12, 1728 he purchased of John and Samuel White; May 
9, 1729 of Thomas Grossman land lying between that of Joseph Hall and 
Seth Leonard; May 31, 1731 of Seth and Dorcas Leonard of Raynham two 
shares in the dead swamp and on January 24, 1739 land in Raynham of Joseph 
and Jacob Hall. 

He married 2nd in 1744 in Rehoboth, Mass. Bathsheba Tiffany who died in 


Raynham January 3, 1807 aged 98 years. His death is not recorded there but 
the records show that he had by his first wife, name not known, Henry who 

married Judith ; Lydia who married in 1737 Edmimd Williams and Zip- 

porah who married Simeon Williams. 

Bathsheba Tiffany was probably the daughter of Thomas and Hannah who 
had five children baptized in Bristol Mass., now in Rhode Island, on Jan. 
20, 1705/6 and she was baptized there in April 1723 as an adult. 

4— ZIPPORAH CRANE, daughter of Henry Crane and his first wife 
was married August 26, 1742 by Rev. John Wales, to Simeon Williams of 
Easton and she is called of Raynham. This marriage is recorded in Raynham 
and also in Taunton. She died May 21, 1748 in her 25th year and is buried 
by her husband. (See WILLIAMS) 

References: — First Church of Bristol, R. I. pp. 180, 181; Vital Records of Milton, 
Mass., pp. 106, 214; History of Milton, Mass., p. 107; Deacon Reed's Cemetery Inscrip- 
tions in Taunton; New England Register, Vols. 13, p. 255; 16, p. 80; 34 pp. 137, 263; 46, 

p. 217; Wills at Taunton, Libers. 3, pp. 487, 503; 14, p. 369; Deeds at Taunton, Libers, 
19, pp. 183, 267, 468; 21, p. 504; 28, p. 434; Raynham Town Records, Vol. 1, pp. 38, 84, 

115; Clerk of the Court Marriages, Taunton, Vol. 2, p. 4; Boston Transcript No. 649, 

November 16, 1904. 


Captain James Leonard m 

Captain James Leonard m Hannah — 

Hannah Leonard m Ensign John Crane 

Henry Crane m 

Zipporah Crane m Capt. Simeon Williams 
Rev. Simeon Williams m Anna Crocker 

Lucy Tufts Williams m Amyntas Shaw 

Isabella M. Shaw m Charles Clark Knowlton 

1 — ^JAMES LEONARD son of Thomas of England was the progenitor 
of the Leonard family of Taunton, Raynham and Norton. In 1651 the account 
books of the Iron Company of Lynn, Mass. state that he was allowed two 
pounds for bringing his goods from Providence and other items show he was 
connected with the iron works of Lynn during that period, but in 1652 he 
removed to Braintree and late in that year he and his brother Henry erected the 
first forge in Plymouth Colony at Tatmton, now in that part known as Raynham 
which was set oflF from Taunton in 1731. In the old town book of Taunton 
under date of October 21, 1652 is a statement that the town had granted Henry 
Leonard and his brother James with Ralph Russell, free consent to ''come 


hither" and with certain inhabitants set up a Bloomery on the Two Mile River. 
This forge was the great joint stock company of the vicinity and for several 
generations are found on the probate and other records "my share" or "shares 
in the iron works" as transmitted from father to son or other heirs of suc- 
ceeding generations. The old statement that "where you can find Iron Works 
there you will find a Leonard" has been almost literally verified. This old 
forge, tho' several times remodeled was in constant use for two hundred years 
and in 1851 was at its full tide of successful operation, when it was owned 
by Theodore Dean. 

The old Leonard House which stood but a few rods from the forge was 
pulled down in the early ISSffs. Part of it was probably built as early as 
1670 although the vane had cut in to it the year 1700. It had been occupied 
by the family for seven generations and the spot today (1858) with more mod- 
em dwellings is owned and occupied by the eighth. The old house with another 
was kept constantly garrisoned during King Phillip's War and in its cellar was 
deposited for a considerable period his head as he suffered the usual fate of 
kings. Under the door step were buried two young women who were shot by 
the Indians. 

James Leonard was bom in 1621 and died in 1691. He probably received 
his title as Captain in the defence of his garrison house in 1675 during King 
Phillip's War. He left a wife Margaret when he died but she was not the 
mother of his children and the name of his first wife is not known. 

2 — JAMES LEONARD son of Captain James Leonard was born about 
1643 and died November 1, 1726. He married three times, his first wife being 
Hannah, parentage unknown, who died February 25, 1674. He evidently resided 
at Braintree until after 1671 as his children were born there prior to that date. 

In the division of his father's property in 1691 by agreement among the 
heirs he received some tracts of land, the old home lot, and his father's one-half 
share in the Taunton Iron Works. Also four pounds and nine shillings. He 
and his brother Thomas in 1695 found ore in Taunton North Purchase 
and set up a forge there believing it would promote the settlement of that 
territory and accordingly were granted two lots of one hundred acres each 
with the privilege of digging for ore at one shilling per ton, anywhere in the 
vicinity. The iron works were built there in 1696/7 and Capt. James had 
charge of the manufacturing of bar iron. In 1707 he sold his half to his 
nephew George Leonard. This enterprise was the origin of the noted Leonard 
Iron Works of Norton. 

3 — HANNAH LEONARD daughter of Captain James and Hannah Leon- 
ard was bom in Braintree, Mass. October 2, 1671 and died as the wife of 
Ensign John Crane, son of Henry. 

(Sec CRANE) 

References :— New England Register. Vols. 5, pp. 407, 414-4; 16, p. 325; 38, p. 273; 
History of Plymouth Colony, Vol. 2, p. 268; Colonial Wars, 1899-1902; Henry Crane of 
Milton, pp. 3, 4. 



Stephen Kingsley m 

Tabitha Kingsley m Henry Crane 

John Crane m Hannah Leonard 

Capt. Henry Crane m 

Zipporah Crane m Capt. Simeon Williams 
Rev. Simeon Williams m Anna Crocker 

Lucy Tufts Williams m Am3mtas Shaw 

Isabella M. Shaw m Charles Qark Knowlton 

1 — STEPHEN KINGSLEY was early of Dorchester, Mass., but soon re- 
moved to Braintree where he was admitted freeman in 1640 and appointed 
that year to administer the town's affairs. On October 25, 1653 he was or- 
dained as Ruling Elder of the church which office he retained until his removal 
to Milton, which place he represented in 1666 and died therei June 4 1673. In 
1654 he was called of Mt. Wollaston, which was a part of Dorchester later 
known as Milton. In the settlement of his estate is mentioned his son-in-law 
Henry Crane. The name of his wife has not been preserved but she died in 
Milton, January 10, 1668. 

2— TABITHA KINGSLEY daughter of Stephen Kingsley became the wife 
of Henry Crane of Braintree and died at Milton, Mass. October 23, 1682. 

(See CRANE) 

References: — Savage: — Farmer; New England Register, Vol. 46, pp. 216, 217; Vital 
Records of Milton, Mass., p. 233. 



Samuel Sturtevant m 

Samuel Sturtevant m Mercy — 
Hamiah Sturtevant m Ebenezer Standish 

Hannah Standish m Deacon Seth Staples 
Hannah Staples m Abraham Gushee 
Lydia Gushee m Jonathan Shaw 

Amyntas Shaw m Lucy T\ifts Williams 

Isabella M. Shaw m Charles Clark Knowlton 

1— SAMUEL STURTEVANT was of Plymouth as early as 1643 when 
be was listed as able to bear arms and died there in October 1669. He made 
his will August 1, 1669 in which he mentions his wife without naming her and 
among other children states that he has a son Samuel. The will was pro- 
bated October 29, 1669. 

2 — SAMUEL STURTEVANT son of Samuel Sturtevant was known as 
Deacon Sturtevant and was bom in Plymouth April 19, 1654 and died in 
Halifax, Mass. April 21, 1736. He was a surveyor of highways and later a 
constable in Plymouth; removed to Plympton and then to Halifax. He married 
first Mercy, parentage unknown, and she died while they were living in 
Plympton, on August 4, 1714 aged 60 years. He married second Elizabeth, 
maiden name not known, but Mercy was the mother of all his children. 

3— HANNAH STURTEVANT daughter of Deacon Samuel and Mercy 
Sturtevant was bom June 8, 1679 and died January 23, 1759 as the wife of 
Ebenezer Standish. 


References: — New England Register, Vols. 4. p. 255: — 6, p. 211; 7, p. 180; 9, p. 316; 
Savage ; Plymouth Colony Records, 1633-1689, p. 251 ; Mayflower Magazine, Vols. 2, p. 
140; 18, pp. 180, 188. 



John Staple m Rebecca — 

Joseph Staples m Mary Maciimber 
John Staples m Hannah — 

Deacon Seth Staples m Hannah Standish 

Hannah Staples m Abraham Gushee 

Lydia Gushee m Jonathan Shaw 
Amyntas Shaw m Lucy Tufts Williams 

Isabella M. Shaw m Charles Clark Knowlton 

1 — ^JOHN STAPLE of Weymouth, Mass. first appears on the records 
there in 1636 but did not become a freeman of the Colony until May 10, 1648. 
He removed to Dorchester and died there July 4, 1683. He married Rebecca 
whose maiden name has not been preserved nor her date of death ascertained. 

2 — ^JOSEPH STAPLES son of John and Rebecca Staple was bom in 
Weymouth 19th of 12 month 1641 but Savage states it as February 19, 1642. 
He died before 1693 and was married about 1669 to Mary Macumber daughter 
of John of Weymouth, who was living in 1723. They were the parents^ of 
seven children all bom in Taunton between 1670 and 1685. The destruction of 
valuable records at Taunton by fire in 1838 makes the completion of many of 
the old families impossible and unless grave stones were erected or preserved 
from disintegration dates may never be secured. 

In a deed at Taunton dated March 7, 1721/2 Mary Staples of Taunton, 
that she be comfortably provided for with all the necessities of life by her son 
John of Taunton deeds him her portion and share of goods which did belong 
to her father John Macomber's estate, late of Taunton, deceased and all her 
rights in her husband's estate, Joseph Staples, late of Taunton, deceased, ex- 
cepting 29 acres for her son Joseph where he was then living on "Schunk Hill" 
in Taunton and 23 acres for her son Nathaniel adjoining that of son Joseph. 
She gave her son John four pounds in money and the same to her daughters. 
Amy, Mary, Hannah and Sarah. This deed was recorded April 2, 1722. 

3 — JOHN STAPLES son of Joseph and Mary (Macumber) Staples was 
bom in Taunton, Mass. January 28, 1670/1, and married Hannah of undis- 
covered parentage, supposed by some to have been Hannah King but without 
evidence to sustain it. He and his mother Mary sold Stephen Merrick land 
in Taunton, March 28, 1692/3, east of the Meeting House on the east side of 
the Great River, containing about six acres. This deed was acknowledged 


July 31, 1696, but not recorded imtil February 22, 1699 but it shows his 
father was deceased prior to 1693. 

On August 20, 1699 John sold Nicholas Smith land in the Rumford 
Division ' which formerly belonged to Richard Storey which indicated some 
connection with that family which has not been made clear. 

On May 9, 1712 John sold Richard Godfrey his share of Cedar Swamp 
in Taunton North Purchase which he held in partnership with John Macum- 
ber, Jr. 

John Staples was a deacon of the First Church of Taunton as was also 
his son Seth. He later became the first deacon of the church in Raynham, 
being one of its original members. 

In 1731 he was a selectman of Raynham. He made his will November 
17, 1748 which was proven the February following. He bequeathed his wife 
Hannah his house in Raynham and land in Bridgewater but not his Cedar 
Swamp land in Raynham. As he had already given his son Seth land in 
Taunton by deed, he now gave him the Cedar Swamp land. He mentions his 
son Job, daughter Ruth and two grandchildren Abigail and Mercy Leach. 

Hannah wife of John Staples in her will made May 4, 1757, proven June 15, 
1757 states that she has been "preserved to old age" and mentions her daughter 
Ruth wife of Ichabod Bryant (they were the great-grandparents of William 
Cullen Bryant,) of Bridgewater and her two granddaughters children of her 
deceased daughter Mercy Leach. She stated that one of them married Benja- 
min Keith and the other a Latham. She only gave them a shilling each and 
left the residue of her estate to her son Seth. 

4 — DEACON SETH STAPLES son of John and Hannah Staples was bom 
at Taunton, Mass. in 1699 and died March 20, 1778 of small pox. He married in 
Plympton, Mass., January 4, 1721/2 Hannah Standish, daughter of Ebenezer 
and Hannah (Sturtevant) Standish. She died April 5, 1774 aged 70 years and 
her gravestone may still be seen in the Neck of Land Cemetery in Taunton. 
There is none erected to his memory. They had six children named in his will 
as Hannah, Sarah, Susanna, Mary, Zerviah and Ruth. 

5— HANNAH STAPLES daughter of Deacon Seth and Hannah (Stand- 
ish) Staples died in 1815 in her 94th year as the wife of Abraham Gushee 
whom she married July 23, 1741, James Williams, Justice of the Peace, officiat- 
ing and they were called both of Taunton. The accompanying pictures will 
show the condition of their gravestones in the old cemetery at Raynham 
Center in 1920. 

References :— New England Register, Vol. 8, p. 349; Vol. 9, p. 172; Vol. 16, p. 326; 

Vol. 24, p. 316; Vol. 46, p. 188; Vol. 59, p. 161; Dorchester Vitals, p. 31; Taunton Vitals, 

Vol. 1, pp. 79, 151, 163; Vol. 2, p. 142; History of Taunton, p. 8 of Supplement; Plymouth 
Colony Records, 1633-1689, p. 250; Savage; Farmer; Taunton Deeds, Libers 3, p. 70; 

4, p. 223; 8, p. 574; 11, p. 354; 14, p. 182; Taunton Wills, Libers, 11, p. 636; 15, p. 386; 
Mayflower Magazine, Vols. 2, p. 138 ; 5, p. 184 ; 18, p. 170 ; 19, p. 34, 35 ; 21, p. 61 ; His- 
tory of Bristol Co.» p. 715. 

OF Hannah (Staples) Gushee 

(Set pato 39, 66) 



Capt. Myles Standish m Barbara — 

Alexander Standish m Sarah Alden 

Ebenezer Standish m Hannah Sturtevant 

Hannah Standish m Deacon Seth Staples 

Hannah Staples m Abraham Gushee 

Lydia Gushee m Jonathan Shaw 

Amyntas Shaw m Lucy Tufts Williams 

Isabella M. Shaw m Charles Clark Knowlton 

1— CAPTAIN MYLES STANDISH was bom in England in 1584 and 
died at Duxbury, Mass., October 3 or 13, 1656. He married first Rose whose 
parentage is not known but she came to New England on the Mayflower with 
him and died in Plymouth January 29, 1620/1 or according to the New Style, 
February 8, 1621. He married second, Barbara, whose parentage is also 
unknown but tradition states that she was a sister of his first wife. She came 
to New England on the ship Ann in 1623 and died October 16, 1659. 

A letter written by Mrs. Clarence L. Westcott and published in 1916 reads : 
"I have visited in Lancashire, both Standish and Duxbury Hall, where the 
present owners have shown me much of historic family interest. Sir Henry 
Standish the present proprietor of Standish Hall, married a daughter of the 
Due de Cars and resides permanently in Paris. Duxbury Park has passed out 
of the family but in England, its title is not considered clear, while there are 
still living lineal descendants of Myles Standish. I have been shown the much 
discussed parish records and have been given a photograph of the mutilated 
page. Standish Hall was the seat of the family before the Reformation caused 
the split that settled the Protestant branch at Duxbury Hall. It was at Stand- 
ish that the famous Lancashire plot was hatched and from Standish Hall went 
forth Ralph Standish to fight for Henry V at Agincourt. The hall has imder- 
gone some changes since the time of Queen Elizabeth but the old family chapel 
attached stands as it was and is still controlled by the Church of Rome, the 
present owner being a Roman Catholic. Four little sycamore trees have been 
sent to me direct from Standish Hall, with the request that one should be 
placed by the grave of Capt. Myles Standish and this I shall have done when 
in 1920 the Tercentenary of the Pilgrims is to be observed.'* 

Capt. Myles Standish held a commission from Queen Elizabeth, in the 
English Army before 1603 and served in the Netherlands against the Spaniards, 
and after the truce in that war be remained in Leyden, Holland, where he 


became acquainted with the Pilgrims and came to New England with them on 
the Mayflower and was the sixth signer of the Mayflower compact. He was 
the first commissioned Military Officer of New England as the Pilgrims made 
him Commander-in-chief and that post he held until his deatTi. He led the 
first exploring expedition from the Mayflower on November 14, 1620. He was 
also Treasurer of the Plymouth Colony and as late as 1654 he was appointed 
Commander-in-chief of troops sent to subdue the Dutch in Manhattan. As 
Military Commander he had more power than the Governor and as Captain 
and Magistrate, as Engineer and Explorer, as Interpreter and Merchant, as a 
tender nurse in pestilence, a physician at all times and as the Cincinnatus of his 
Colony, he showed wonderful versatility of talent and the highest nobility of 
character. It is very evident that the legal proof of his birth and descent has 
been destroyed to secure a fraudulent transfer of his inheritance, which is 
mentioned in his will. 

He resided at Plymouth, Mass. until about 1630-32 when he removed to 
Duxbury, which town received its name out of respect for him as his ancestral 
family seat was Duxbury Hall, Duxbury, Lancashire, England. 

He was an Assistant of Plymouth Colony in 1633, 1637 to 1642 and from 
1645 to 1656 and Deputy Governor in 1653. 

His will is dated March 7, 1655 at Duxbury and his inventory was pre- 
sented to the Court at Plymouth by his widow Barbara May 4, 1657. The last 
paragraph of it is one of interest, being: — "I give imto my son and heir 
aparent, Alexander Standish all my lands as heire apparrent by lawful decent 
in Ormistick Bousconge Wrightington Maudsley Newburrow Cranston and 
in the Isle of Man, and given to mee as right heire by lawful decent, but siu*- 
reptitiously detained from me my gieat grandfather being a 2nd younger 
brother from the house of Standish of Standish." 

The inventory of his estate is of the usual sort, but his books are of in- 
terest and are mentioned as: — The History of the World and the Turkish 
History; A chronicle of England and the Countrey ffarmer; The History of 
Queen Elizabeth and the state of Europe; Dr. Hale's Workes; Calvin Insti- 
tutions; Wilcox's Workes and Mayor's; Rogers's Seaven Treatices and the 
French Akademy; Ceser's Comentaryes; Banff's Artillery; Preston's Sermons; 
Burroughe's Christ in Contentment; Gospel Conversion; Passions of the Mind; 
The phisisions practice; Earthly Mindedness; Ball of Faith, Brindey's Watch; 
Dod on the Lord's Supper; Sparke against Herisye; A Reply to Dr. Gotten on 
Baptism and a number of others of the same class. 

2— ALEXANDER STANDISH son of Capt. Myles and Barbara Stand- 
ish was born at Plymouth about 1625 and died at Duxbury, Mass., July 6, 1702. 
He married Sarah Alden, bora 1629, died before September 12, 1687, daughter 
of John and Priscilla (Mullines) Alden. He married twice after her death. He 
was made freeman of Duxbury June 7, 1648 and was a member of the Grand 
Inquest there in 1658 and from 1695 to 1700 he was the Town Qerk. He fell 
heir to his father's estate in England as stated above. 


3— EBENEZER STANDISH son of Alexander and Sarah (Alden) Stand- 
ish was bom in Duxbury, Mass., in 1672 and died March 19, 1755 at Plympton, 
Mass., being buried in the old burying ground there. He married Hannah 
Sturtevant bom 1670, died January 23, 1759 who was buried by his side, daugh- 
ter of Samuel and Mercy Sturtevant of Plymouth. 

4— HANNAH STANDISH, daughter of Ebenezer and Hannah (Stur- 
tevant) Standish was bom at Plympton, March 6, 1703/4 and died at Taunton, 
Mass., April 5, 1774 as the wife of Deacon Seth Staples, whom she married in 
Plympton January 4, 1721/2, Mr. Isaac Cushman officiating. 


References: — New York Geneological Record, Vol. 47, pp. 282, 312; New England 
Register, Vol. 5, p. 336; 63, p. 339; History of Duxbury, p. 82; Ma\ flower Magazine, 
Vol. 5. p. 184; 19. p. 34, 35; 11, p. 163. 


Ralph Mason m Ann — 
Samuel Mason m Mary Holman 

Lt. John Mason m Mercy Merrick 

Mercy Mason m Deacon Jonathan Shaw 

G>1. Jonathan Shaw m Bethia Hall 

Jonathan Shaw m Lydia Gushee 

Amyntas Shaw m Lucy Tufts Williams 

Isabella M. Shaw m Charles Qark Knowlton 

1 — RALPH MASON sailed in the Abigail from London, England July 
4, 1635 with certificate from the minister and Justices of the Peace of St. 
Olliver, Southwark. He is listed as a joiner and his age is recorded as 35 
years. He brought with him his wife Anne, aged 35 years and three children, 
Richard, aged 5 years, Samuel aged 3 years and Susan aged 1 year. They 
located in Boston, but dates of death have not been found. 

2 — SAMUEL MASON son of Ralph and Anne Mason was bom in Eng- 
land in 1632 and died in Boston, Mass., September 20, 1691. He was mar- 
ried there May 29, 1662 by Governor John Endicott, to Mary the daughter of 
"the late John Holman" who died after August 5, 1700. 

3— LIEUTENANT JOHN MASON son of Samuel and Mary (Holman) 
Mason was bom in Boston, January 29, 1673/4 and died in Taunton, Mass., 
November 3, 1736 in his 62nd year. He married Mercy, daughter of Stephen 
and Mercy (Bangs) Merrick who died November 16, 1754 in her 81st year. 
They are buried in the North Burying Grotmd at Taunton, Mass. Just where 


and how he received his titles of Ensign and Lieutenant is not clear, but in 1700 
he was a member of the first military company of Taimton and resided at the 
west end of the town. He was one of the selectmen there in 1718, 1719, 1723 
to 1726, 1729 to 1731, 1733 and 1734. The History of Taunton states that he 
was ordered to impress soldiers into Queen Ann's War. 

His will is dated February 24, 1735 but was not proven until June 21, 1737 
in which he mentions his wife Mercy, and his daughter Mary wife of Benja- 
min Cobb of Norton, his daughter Rebecca wife of Samuel Sumner of Taun- 
ton and his daughter Mercy wife of Jonathan Shaw of Raynham to whom he 
leaves his large Bible. He bequeaths his grandsons, John Cobb and Jonathan 
Shaw, his sword, belt, cane, silver buttons and paulets — and one-third of the 
lesidue of his estate after the death of his wife to his daughter Mercy Shaw. 
He made his wife Mercy and his son-in-law, Jonathan Shaw his executors and 
his will was witnessed by Samuel Williams, Ezra Dean and Thomas Clapp. 

He and Mercy sold twenty-four acres of land in Taunton bounded on the 
north by the highway from Ware Bridge to the grist mill July 1, 1724. Prior 
to that on June 17, 1708 they sold land to Robert Grossman. There was an- 
other John Mason contemporary with this John who lived in Taunton and be- 
longed to the Rehoboth family, said John being a cordwainer and son of Noah 

On November 5, 1753 Benjamin Cobb, gentleman and Jonathan Shaw, 
yeoman were made the guardians of Mercy Mason because of the infirmities 
of old age. Her estate was inventoried March 8, 1755 and is given below to 
show the average estate of that day and of the articles necessary for the times 
by the "well-to-do" residents : 

Pounds Shillings Pence 
Silver money 2 12 2 

Rhode Island Bills of Public Credit, Old Tenor 52 8 

Bonds and Notes 17 7 5 

Riding Hood — 12 — 

Chinese Gown 14 — 

Silk Crepe Gown 18 — 

Russell Gown 1 — — 

Dark Russell Gown — 15 

Flowered flannel coat — 3 — 

Pair of stays and Chine cloak — 3 — 

2 fine shifts — 5 6 

2 linen shifts — 6 — 

4 old shifts — 5 — 

4 Holland handkerchiefs — 7 6 

A mufling apron, 2 Holland aprons and a checked Holland apron „ .. 12 6 

3 striped aprons and a mixed flannel blanket 5 6 

Quilted coat, gown and striped undercoat „.- 8 6 

Checked cotton handkerchief — 2 — 

16 caps, 1 pair gloves — 12 3 

1 pair gloves, 1 pair sleeves, 1 velvet hood ^8 — 



2 black handkerchiefs, 6 pr. stockings 

1 girdle, 1 quilted coat, 1 bonnet, 1 mufiBer 
1 riding hood 

1 gold necklace 

2 silver spoons 

11 yards of thick dyed cloth 

7 yards of dyed crepe and 2 yards white flannel 
4 yards of striped crepe 

Best bed and under bed, 2 sheets and 2 blankets 

2 coverlids, bolster, 2 pillows, bedsted and cord, Valliance curtains 

and rods 

The poorest feather bed 

1 black bed and bedsted 

2 hogsheads, brake and a plow 

Flax, hay and oats 

Cart and wheels 

Corn and rye and old grind stone, tub and wheelbarrow 
1 horse, 2 cows, 1 heifer, 1 calf 

7 cotton and linen sheets and 3 other sheets and two small table 

cloths, 4 pillow beers, 6 towels, 1 large table cloth 

3 flannel sheets, 2 night waist cloths 

1 gn'eat table and 1 small table 

A box, sugar box and plain chest and 1 chest 
Chest of drawers 

3 pictures, glass case and small trunk ^ 

1 case bottles, small chest, looking glass 

2 small cups, 11 chairs 

Box, iron heater and handirons, warming pan 

Pair bellows, pr. of shears 

2 trammells, caps and pin and 2 glass bottles, beaker glass, 3 

phials and some galley pots 

Fire shovel and tongs 

30 wt. of Flax, 28 yrds. of linen yarn 
6 pewter platters, 4 plates, 2 basins 

A tankard, a pint pot, a quart pot, beaker cup and small beaker cup 
20 pewter spoons, earthern ware, stone jug, great iron kettle and 

small one 

Small and great pots and frying pan and spit 

Brass kettle, small kettle, chopping knife, small basin 
1 chum, 3 sheep hoops 

2 ways, 2 milk pails, tin funnel 

2 small tubs, chest, 1-2 bushel malt, 1 great wheel 
Gridiron, steelyards, plain chest 

Meat tub, salt, mortar, meat barrel 

2 seives, 2 axes, 6 knives and forks, post axe 

A narrow hoe, spade, stone hammer, hatchet 

Pinchees ( ?) wheel, 13 pounds wool, 3 pounds worsted 
A Pillion and cloth, old panel, old collar. 

? 2 sheep skins tanned, a scythe, tackling. 

Old nails, 2 baskets, old scythe, 2 bushel of beans, 
logwood, small chest, bushel of salt 

2 small baskets, com and old saddle, barrel of dder. 





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Pounds Shillings Pence 

3 hogs, 1 barrel, 1 beer barrel 

Meat trough 

2 funnels, old cask, turnips, buttertub and butter 

Wash tub, 2 water pails, 2 wooden dishes _ 

1 great Bible, 1 small Bible and Erskine's Work 

Geo. Whitfield's Works, Bunyan on the Covenant 

Psalm Book, New England Memorial of Husbandry Spiritualized.. 

Perpetual Almanac, Allen Alarm and several other books 

Z1 Pork 

3 sheep 

1 negro man and his clothing 

2 pieces of sole leather 

1 pitchfork — 
Broad Plow -. 

Pair of iron tetters (?) 
Soap Fat 



























3 pieces of blue grey yam 

3 calves skins and 1 sheep skin 

The above inventory was taken by Robert Luscombe, Josiah Haskins and 
Jonathan Carver. 

When the estate was settled March 27, 1755 the Rhode Island bills of credit 
weie found to be counterfeit and showed that from March 20, 1754 to Octo- 
ber 20, 1754 she was living with James Pershove as he was paid for her care 
during that time. 

4 — MERCY MASON, daughter of Lt. John and Mercy (Merrick) Mason 
died January 8, 1749 aged 44 years as the wife of Deacon Jonathan Shaw who 
died October 1, 1768 in his 69th year. They are buried in the old Shaw 
cemetery at Raynham, Mass. 

(See SHAW) 

References: — Deacon Reed's Cemetery Inscriptions; New England Register, Vol. 14, 
p. 319; Vol. 72, p. 194; Boston Vital Records, pp. 86, 129, 199; History of Taunton, pp. 
353, 374, 410; Probate Records at Taunton, Liber. 13, pp. 313, 488; Liber 14 p. 155; 
Taunton Deeds Liber 7, p. 183; Liber 17, p. 144. 



Edward Bassett m 

Jane Bassett m John Dighton 
Frances Dighton m Richard Williams 
Nathaniel Williams m Elizabeth Rogers 

John Williams m Hannah Robinson 
Capt. Simeon Williams m Zipporah Crane 
Rev. Simeon Williams ni Anna Crocker 
Lucy Tufts Williams m Amyntas Shaw 

Isabella M. Shaw m Charles Clark Knowlton 


Edward Bassett m 

Jane Bassett m John Dighton 
Jane Dighton m John Lugg 
Esther Lugg m James Bell 
Mary Bell m Joseph Hall 
Nehemiah Hall m Bethia Williams 

Bethia Hall m Col. Jonathan Shaw 

Jonathan Shaw m Lydia Gushee 

Amyntas Shaw m Lucy Tufts Williams 

Isabella M. Shaw m Charles Clark Knowlton 

1 — EDWARD BASSETT as far as known never came to New England and 
the only knowledge of him is contained in the inscription found in St. Nicholas 
CTiurch, Gloucester, England on the stone of John Dighton which states that 
he was of Uley. 


2 — ^JANE BASSETT daughter of Edward Bassett of Uley married John 
Dighton who died May 16, 1640. She died April 23, 1631 and they are buried in 
the above church. (See DIGHTON) 

References: — New England Register, Vol. 45, p. 303. 


Alden de Cromwell m 

Hugh Cromwell m 

Note: — For six generations from Hugh was Ralph son of Ralph. 
The 7th Ralph Cromwell m Amicia Berer 


Ulker Cromwell m 

Richard Cromwell m 


John Cromwell m 

Robert Cromwell m — 

Margaret Cromwell m William Smyth 

Richard Smyth m Isabella 

Margaret Smyth m John Williams 
Note: — For continuation, see Williams Charts. 

The Cromwell line dates from Alden de Cromwell, who lived in the time 
of William the Conqueror. His son was Hugh Cromwell and from him de- 
scended ten Ralph de Cromwell's in as many successive generations. The 
seventh Ralph married in 1351 Amicia daughter of Robert Berer, M. P. for 
Notts. They had a son Ulker of Hucknall, Torkard, Notts and he had a son 
Richard whose son John of Cromwell House, Carleton upon Trent, Notts, had 
the following son Robert. 

1 — ROBERT CROMWELL son of John Cromwell was a Lancastrian and 
was killed at the battle of Towton in 1461. His lease of Cromwell House was 
seized by Sir Humphrey Bourchier, Yorkist, who was the husband of Joan 
Stanhope the grandaughter of the ninth Ralph Cromwell through his daughter 
Matilda Cromwell wife of Sir Richard Stanhope. Robert Cromwell through 
his son William and daughter Margaret was the ancestor of both Oliver Crom- 
well 'The Lord Protector" and Richard Williams of Taunton, Mass. 

2— MARGARET CROMWELL daughter of Robert Cromwell married 
William son of John Smyth. (See SMYTH) 

References; — New England Register, Vol. 51, pp. 210, 211, 212. 



John Smyth m 

William Smyth m Margaret Cromwell 

Richard Smyth m Isabella — 
Margaret Smyth m John Williams 

Richard Williams m ; 2d Christian — 

John Williams m — 

William Williams m Jane Shepherd 
Richard Williams m Frances Dighton 

Note: — See Williams charts for the two lines descending from this Richard Williams 
to Isabella M. (Shaw) Knowlton. 

1— JOHN SMYTH was of Norwalk, Notts, England. 

2 — ^WILLIAM SMYTH son of Jdin Smyth married Margaret daughter of 
Robert Cromwell No. 1 of that family the ancestor of Oliver Cromwell. 

3— RICHARD SMYTH son of William and Margaret (Cromwell) Smyth 
was of Rockhampton, Putney and married Isabella whose maiden name is not 

4— MARGARET SMYTH daughter of Richard md Isabella Smyth mar- 
ried John Williams No. 4 of that family. 


References: — New England Register, Vol. 51, pp. 210, 211, 212. 


Richard Godfrey m 

Richard Godfrey m Mary Richmond 

Alice Godfrey m David Gushee 

Abraham Gushee m Hannah Staples 

Lydia Gushee m Jonathan Shaw 

Amyntas Shaw m Lucy Tufts Williams 
Isabella M. Shaw m Charles Clark Knowlton 


1 — RICHARD GODFREY was early of Taunton, Mass., and married there 
lane, daughter of John Turner of that place. He married in 1684 the widow, 
Mary Philips according to the records in the City Hall at Taunton and the 
N^ck of Land Cemetery inscriptions show that she died November 5, 1732 ir 
her 78th year. 

It is claimed by some students that Jane Turner was his second wife and 
that he married first a daughter of Thomas Jones who died shortly after giving 
birth to his son Richard. Continued research has not solved the above problems. 

He made his will October 4, 1691 which was proven November 17, 1691 
wherein he mentioned sons, Robert, Richard and John; wife Mary and 
daughters, Jane wife of John Cobb, Alice wife of Peter Holbrook and Susanna 
wife of Edward Kettle. He was a Member of the Military Co. of Taimton in 
1682 as was his son Richard. His home was near the Old Forge now located in 

2— RICHARD GODFREY son of Richard Godfrey died in Taunton, Mass. 
August 14, 1725 aged 74 yrs and is buried there in the Neck of Land Cemetery. 
He married there January 1, 1679/80 Mary Richmond who died November 5, 
1732. He made his will January 26, 1722 and it was proven October 17, 1725 
wherein he mentioned his children as Alice Gashit, Mary Smith, Abigail Hop- 
kins, Joannah Burt, Sarah Walker and Richard Godfrey, John and Joseph God- 
frey, and wife Mary . 

3— ALICE GODFREY daughter of Richard & Mary (Richmond) Godfrey 
was bom in Taunton, August 20, 1680 and married there June 12, 1705 David 
Gashit (Gushee). She was living in 1722 but her date of death has not been 
found. (See GUSHEE) 

References: — Savage; History Bristol Co. Mass., p. 781; City Hall Records, Taun- 
ton, Vol. 1, pp. 74, 85, 161; Taunton Wills, Vols. 1, p. 48; 5, p. 181; Boston Transcript 
No. 1470 under May 5, May 14, 1913 and June 25, October 1, 1913; History of Taunton, 
pp. 329, 330; Contributions, Biographical, Geneological and Historical by Pierce, p. 52. 


John Turner m 

Jane Turner m Richard Godfrey 

Richard Godfrey m Mary Richmond 

Alice Godfrey m David Gushee 

Abraham Gushee m Hannah Staples 

Lydia Gushee m Jonathan Shaw 

Amyntas Shaw m Lucy Tufts Williams 
Isabella M. Shaw m Charles Qark Knowlton 


1 — ^JOHN TURNER was foreman of the Forge in Taunton, Mass. in 
1656 and his name appears on the records of the ironworks there up to 
June 13, 1690. No positive evidence has been found regarding his parentage 
nor has the name of his wife been preserved, probably being forever lost because 
of the destruction of the Taunton records by fire. 

2— JANE TURNER daughter of John Turner married Richard Godfrey 
and her sister Mary became the wife of Governor Benedict Arnold of Rhode 
Island, according to some students of the family. 


References: — History of Taunton, Mass., p. 92; Savage. 


John Macumber m 

Mary Macumber m Joseph Staples 

John Staples m Hannah — 

Deacon Seth Staples m Hannah Standish 

Hannah Staples m Abraham Gushee 

Lydia Gushee m Jonathan Shaw 

Amyntas Shaw m Lucy Tufts Williams 

Isabella M. Shaw m Charles Qark Knowlton 

1 — ^JOHN MACUMBER was of Taunton, Mass. in 1643 when he was 
listed as able to bear arms and died there prior to March 31, 1694. A deed 
filed in Taunton, Liber 5, page 484 states that Thomas Macumber of Marshfield, 
Mass. for brotherly love and affection deeded* ten acres of land in Taunton, to 
John, which had been granted him by that town, and six acres of plain which 
the town had also granted. 

In the Wills filed at Taunton, Liber 4, page 223 under date of April 2, 
1723, recorded October 30, 1723 is the statement that John Macumber Sr. of 
Taimton, deceased, left a certain writing regarding his estate which was attested 
to by John and Abigail Richmond and Ann Marick on March 31, 1694 in 
which his property was to be divided between his son John and his daughter 
Mary Staple whose son John Staple had the power to act for her. This will 
mentions land in Thornhill and Rumford besides property in the North and 
South Purchase — and states that "Thomas Macomber now dwells in the home- 
stead that was his grandfather's and it shall belong to John Macomber" and the 


ten acres of land where Mary Staple resides is to be hers and her sons, said 
Mary being a widow. This was witnessed by Thos. Macumber and John Smith. 

Considerable effort has been made to discover whom the grandfather was 
mentioned above but it has been imsuccessful. The History of Marshfield to- 
gether with the above deed offers the suggestion at least that John and Thomas 
were sons of William of Marshfield although not so acknowledged by other 
students of the family but certainly Thomas bom 1679 as son of John Sr. could 
not have been mentioned as occupying his grandfather's homestead before 1694. 

John Macumber Sr. purchased land in Taunton July 3, 1684 from Edward 
0jid Abigail Bobit. When his first wife died, name not known, has not been 
preserved but he married second January 7, 1685/6 Mary Badcock. 

3 — MARY MACUMBER daughter of John Macumber Sr. of Taunton 
and his first wife was living as late as 1723 as proven by above deeds and 
will and married Joseph Staples son of John. 


References: — New England Register, Vols. 7, p. 180; 4, p. 259; 13, p. 251; History 
of Marshfield, Mass., Vol. 2, pp. 48, 49; Savage; Taunton Deeds, Liber 4, p. 374. 


William Robinson m Margaret 

Increase Robinson m Sarah Penniman 

Hannah Robinson m John Williams 
Capt. Simeon Williams m Zipporah Crane 
Rev. Simeon Williams m Anna Crocker 

Lucy Tufts Williams m Amyntas Shaw 

Isabella M. Shaw m Charles Clark Knowlton 

1 — WILLIAM ROBINSON parentage unknown, was of Dorchester, 
Massachusetts in 1636 when he purchased a tide mill now known as Tileston's 
Mill on Smelt Brook Creek. He joined the Ancient and Honorable Artillery of 
Boston in 1643 and the following year went to England returning to New 
England after a short period. He was killed July 6, 1668 by a cogwheel of his 
own mill. He left a widow Margaret, maiden name not known who in 1673 
married Griffin Crafts of Roxbury for her fourth and last husband. 

2— INCREASE ROBINSON son of William and Margaret Robinson was 
baptized in Dorchester, Massachusetts January 1, 1642 and died in Taunton 
between November 5th and December 18, 1699 the date of the making and 
probating of his will. He married in Dorchester, 19 of 11 m 1633 Sarah bom 
Braintree, Mass. May 6, 1641 daughter of James and Lydia (Eliot) Penniman. 
In 1682 he was a member of the First Squadron of Militia in Taunton. His 


home bordered on Nippenicket Pond, probably on the road leading from Rayn- 
ham Center to Bridgewater. It was sold in 1725 to John Staples. The Ply- 
mouth Records 1678-1691 pp. 85, 116, 166, show that he was G)nstable of 
Bristol Co. in 1681 and 1682. 

3— HANNAH ROBINSON daughter of Increase and Sarah (Penniman) 
Robinson died December 2, 1757 aged 89 years as the wife of John Williams of 
Taimton, son of Nathaniel and Elizabeth (Rogers) Williams. 


References: — Ancient and Honorable Artillery, Vol. 1, p. 133; William and Anne 
Robinson of Dorchester by Harris, p. 6 ; Dorchester Records, p. 21 ; Robinson's and 
their Kin Folks, pp. 15, 19, 25. 


Richard Porter m Ruth — 


Mary Porter m John Bicknell 

Hannah Bicknell m Benjamin Shaw 

Deacon Jonathan Shaw m Mercy Mason 

Colonel Jonathan Shaw m Bethia Hall 

Jonathan Shaw m Lydia Gushee 

Amyntas Shaw m Lucy Tufts Williams 

Isabella M. Shaw m Charles Qark Knowlton 

1— RICHARD PORTER left Weymouth, England, March 20, 1635 with 
Reverend Joseph Hull and others. In 1654, 1661, 1663 and 1668 he was 
granted land in Weymouth, Massachusetts. 

He married Ruth, maiden name not known, and made his will December 25, 
1688 which was proven on March 9 the following year, in which he mentioned 
his daughter Mary the wife of John Bicknell, leaving her ten pounds. His 
inventory mentions, one purse and wearing apparel ; one feather bed and bed- 
ding, one chest and five chairs; a dwelling house and bam with ten acres 
adjoining, two acres of land in King Oak Hill, nine acres in pasture, one piece 
of salt meadow on Back River, one lot of land in the second division, one 
broad ax and an adz. 

2— MARY PORTER daughter of Richard and Ruth Porter, married 2 of 
10 m. 1658/9 as his second wife John Bicknell of Weymouth. 


References: — Descendants of Richard Porter, page 7; Bicknell Geneology, page 4; 
Fanner; New England Register, Vol. 46, page 185. 



Zachary Bicknell m Agnes — 

John Bicknell m Mary Porter 

Hannah Bicknell m Benjamin Shaw 

Deacon Jonathan Shaw m Mercy Mason 

Colonel Jonathan Shaw m Bethia Hall 

Jonathan Shaw m Lydia Gushee 

Amyntas Shaw m Lucy Tufts Williams 

Isabella M. Shaw m Charles Clark Knowlton 

1— ZACHARY BICKNELL railed from Weymouth, England March 20, 
1634/5, with one hundred and six other emigrants under the guidance of Rev- 
erend Joseph Hull their minister. After being at sea for forty-six days they en- 
tered Massachusetts Bay May 6, 1635. He is listed as being 45 years of age; his 
wife as 37 and his son John as 11. He located in Weymouth, Massachusetts 
where he died in 1636. His widow Agnes, maiden name not known, married 
the following year Richard Rocket and died in Braintree, Massachusetts July 9, 
1643 aged 45 years. She is supposed to have been Agnes Lovell but no proof 
of it has been found. 

2 — JOHN BICKNELL only child of Zachary and Agnes Bicknell was 
bom in Barrington, England in 1624 and came to New England with his parents. 
He was Selectman of Weymouth, Massachusetts for many years and Deputy to 
the General Court in 1677 and 1678. His will was dated November 6, 1678 and 
proven the January 20th following. He married for his first wife, Mary the 
daughter of Abraham and Bridget (Best) Shaw who died before 2nd of 10 m 
1658/9 for on that day he married second Mary, daughter of Richard and 
Ruth Porter of Weymouth. He became an extensive land owner in Weymouth 
and a strong supporter of the Congregational Church. 

3— HANNAH BICKNELL daughter of John and Mary (Porter) Bicknell 
was bom in Weymouth, Massachusetts, November 15, 1675 and died in that 
part of Taunton, now Raynham, May 26, 1724 as the widow of Benjamin Shaw. 

(See SHAW) 

References: — Descendants of Richard Porter, page 7; Bicknell Geneology, pages 1, 4; 
Savage; Farmer; New England Register, Vol. 46, page 185. 


Aggar, Lettcse. 47, 48 
Alden, John, 49, 50, 53, 54, 
55, 68 

J on al hail, 50 

Priscilla. 50, 54, 55, 68 

Sarah, 50, 68, 69 
Allen, Ann, 56 

Benjamin, 33, 45, 57, 58 

Catherine, 56 

Elizabeth, 33. 56, 57, 58 

Emeline T., 14 

George, 56 

James, 56, 57 

John, 41 

Kalherine, 45 

Ralph, 56 . 

Reliance, 22, 33, 58 

Samuel, 56 

Zipporah, 60 
Andros, Govr., 37 
Arnold, Benedict, 77 

Mary, 77 

Babcock, Susan W., 14 
William, 14 

Badcock, Mary, 78 
Bangs, Edward, 42, 46, 54 

John, 53 

Lydia, 42, 54 

Mercy, 42, 46, 69 
Bassett, Edward, 44, 73, 74 

Jane, 44, 45. 74 
Batton, Joan, 16 

Thomas, 16 
Baylies, — , 35 
Bell, Esther, 34, 35, 43 

James, 31, 34, 35, 43 

Mary, 31, 35, 43 
Bercr, Amicia, 74 

Robert, 74 
Best, Bridgei, 5, 6, 80 

Bicknell,' Agnes, 80 

Hannah, 6, 10, 80 

John, 79, 80 

Mary, 79, 80 

Zachaiy, 80 
Biram, hJicholas, 6 
Bishop, Anne, 41 
Bobit, Abigail, 78 

Edward, 78 
Bodfish, Bridget, 37 
Bonner, Bishop, 28 
Bottum, Harriet M., 14 
Bouchier, Humphrey, 74 

Joan, 74 

Bradford, Alice, 30 

Governor, 30, 49 

William. 28, 30. 50. 54 
Bryant, Ichabod. 66 

Ruth, 66 

Wm. Cullen, 66 
Biimcll, William, 34 
Burt, Joannah, 76 
Butler, Anne. 41 

Henry, 41 

Carter, Robert, 54, 55 
Carver, John, 55 

Jonathan, 72 
Caswell, John, 8 

Thomas, 7, 8 
Chauncey, Charles, 53 
Churchman, Ann. 18, 29 

Hugh, 29 
Clapp, Thomas, 70 
Clarke, Bray. 41 
Cobb, Benjamin, 12, 70 

Henry, 32 

Jane, 76 

John, 12. 70, 76 

Mary, 70 

Patience, 32 
Collins, Catherine, 56 

John, 56 
Colton, Sophronia, 14 
Coverdale, Miles, 27 
Cox, Rispah C, 14 
Crafts, Griffin, 78 

Margaret, 78 
Crane, Bathsheba, 60 

Benjamin, 60 

Gcrshom, 60 

Hannah, 60, 62 

Henry, 60, 61, 62, 63 

Melatiah, 30, 33, 37 
Patience, 32 
Reliance, 22, 33, 58 
Thomas, 32, 33 
William, 32, 33 

Cromwell, Alden, 74 

Ameeia, 74 

Hugh, 74 

John, 74 

Margaret, 74, 75 

Matilda, 74 

Oliver, 74, 75 

Ralph, 74 

Richard, 74 

Robert, 74, 75 

Ulker, 74 

William, 74 
Grossman, Robert, 70 

Thomas, 60 
Cushman, Isaac, 69 

Sarah P., 14. 15 

Thomas, 54 

Daggolt, John, 12 
Danforih, Samuel, 39 
Daniel, — -, 16 
Davis, Everett A., 56 
Dcan(e), Alice, 24.25 

Ezra, 70 

Hannah, 11, 20 

James, 22 

Job, 20 

John, 24, 25 

Katherine, 18, 25, 38 

Mercy, 18, 25, 38 

Sarah, 39, 40 

Stephen, 11 

Theodore, 62 

Thomas. 18. 25. 38 

Walter, 24 

William, 24 
De Courlenay, Catherine, 21 
Delano, Delia, 14 

Doctor, 14 
Delanoye, Philip, 54 
Digfaton, Damaris, 45 

Frances. 17, 18, 45 

Jane. 34. 43, 44, 45, 74 

John, 17, 44, 45, 73, 74 

Katherine, 45 
Dudley, Katherine, 45 

Thomas, 45 
Dymoke, Thomas, 37 

Eddy, Samuel, 54 
Elioi, Bennet. 47, 4S 

Ellsworth, 47 

Jacob, 48 

John, 46, 47, 48 

Joseph, 10 

Lettese, 47, 48 

Lydia, 46, 47, 48, 78 

Mary, 48 


Elles, Aves, 36 
Endicott, John, 41, 69 

Faunce, John, 54 
Fobes, Peres, 11, 34 
Frary, John, S 
Fuller, Samuel, S3 

Gardiner, Bishop, 28 
Gilbert, Jane, 18, 52, 59 

John, 52 

Mary, 18, 52 

Thomas, 18, 52, 59 

Winnefred, 52 
Glover, Mary, 37 

Nathaniel, 37 
Godfrey, Abigail, 76 

Alice, 39, 76 

George, 11 

Jane, 76, 77 

Joannah, 76 

Job, 22 

John, 21, 76 

Joseph, 76 

Lydia, 11 

Mary, 26, 39, 76, 77 

Richard, 21, 26, 39, 66, 76^ 

Robert, 76 

Sarah, 76 

Susanna, 76 
Green, Hannah, 33 

Abraham, 12, 39, 40, 66 

Alice, 39, 76 

David, 39, 76 

Hannah, 12, 39, 40, 66 

Henry, 39 

Lydia, 12, 13, 23, 39, 40 

Sarah, 39, 40 

Samuel, 39, 40 


Haigburne, Katherine, 45 

Samuel, 45 
Hall, Abi^il, 31 

Benjamin, 8 

Bethia, 11, 12, 18, 31, 40 

Esther, 43 

George, 30, 31 

Jacob, 60 

John, 43, 45 

Joseph, 31, 35, 43, 45. 60 

Mary, 30. 31, 35, 43, 45 

Mehettabell, 31 

Myron, 40 

Nathaniel, 31 

Nehemiah, 11, 18, 31 
Hammond, Anne L., 14 

Charles S., 14 

Garence A., 14 

G. A., 14 
Haskins, Josiah, 72 


Hatch, James, 33 

Mary, 33 
Hathway, Hannah, 9 
Hicks, Baptist, 53 
Elizabeth, 53 
Ellis, 53 
Ephraim, 53 
James, 53 
John, 53 
Lydia. 42, 53, 54 
Margaret, 53, 54 
Phebe, 53 
Robert, 42, 53, 54 
Samuel, 53 
Thomas, 53 
Hinckley, Aves, 36 
Bridget, 37 
Johane, 36 
John, 36 
Katherine, 37 
Mary, 30, 37 
Melatiah, 30, 33, 37 
Robert, 36 
Samuel. 37 
Sarah, 37 

Thomas, 30, 32. 33, 37 
Hodges, Abiel, 20 
Experience, 20 
Lurana, 20 

Waitstill (or Weightstill), 
19, 20. 22 
Hoffe, Mr., 47 
Holbrook, Alice, 76 

Peter, 76 
Holloway, Timothy, 17 
Holman, Alice, 41 
Anne, 41 
Henry, 40, 41 
Joan, 40, 41 
John, 41. 69 
Mary. 41, 69 
Morgan. 41 
Hopkins. Abigail, 76 
Howard. Horatio N., 14 

Isabella M., 14 
Howland. John. 54 
Hull. Joseph. 79, 80 
Humphrey, Jonas, 35 

Joliffe. Joan, 40, 41 

William. 40 
Jones, Thomas, 76 


Keith, Benjamin, 66 

Edward, 14 

Lydia, 14 
Kempton, Manassah, 54 
Kettle, Edward, 76 

Susanna, 76 
King, Hannah, 65 

Sarah J., 13 

ZeporsJi, 20 
Kingsbury, Wm., 5 

Kingslcy, Stephen, 60, 63 

Tabitha, 60, 63 
Knowlton, Charles C, 13, 
14, 34 

Clarence A. H., 14, 15 

Harriet M^ 14 

Isabella M., 13, 14. 15. 23. 
34 75 

Isabelle, 14. 15 

Jonathan W.. 14 

Mildred, 15 

Storrs. 15 

Latham, , 66 

Leach, Abigail. 66 

Mercy, 66 
Lecse, Katherine. 37 
Leonard, Dorcas. 60 

George, 62 

Hannah, 60. 62 

Henry, 61 

James. 60, 61, 62 

Margaret, 62 

Seth, 60 

Stephen, 10 

Thomas, 10, 39, 61, 62 

Zephaniah, 20, 21 
Lewis, Eleazur, 40 

Mary, 40 
Loring, Thomas, 29 

Welthian, 30 
Lovell, Agnes, 80 
Lugg, Esther, 34. 35, 43 

Jane, 34, 43, 45 

John, 34, 43, 45 
Luscombe, Robert, 72 


Macumber, John, 39. 65, 66, 
77, 78 

Mary. 65, 77, 78 

Thomas, 77, 78 

William, 78 
Macy, George, 10 
Marick, Ann, 77 
Marshall, Esther, 34, 43 

Margaret, 14 

Richard. 34, 43 
Mason, Anne, 41, 69 

John, 11, 12, 46, 69, 70, 72 

Mary, 41, 70, 69 

Mercy, 11, 12, 46, 69, 7a 

Noah, 70 

Ralph, 41, 69 

Rebecca, 70 

Richard, 69 

Robert, 6 

Samuel, 41, 69 

Susan, 69 
Matthew, John, 28 

Thomas, 27 
Mayhew. Family. 57 



Merrick, Anna, 46 

Mercy, 11, 42, 46, 69, 72 

Rebecca, 45, 46, 51 

Stephen, 42, 46, 65, (& 

William, 45, 46, 51 
Metcalfe, Midiael, 5 
Mitchell, Abiel, 12 

Colonel, 12 
Morgan, Elizabeth, 53 
Morton, Nathaniel, 54 
Mullines, Alice, 54, 55 

Joseph, 54, 55 

Priscilla, 50, 54, 55. 68 

William, 50, 54, 55 
Murdock, , 28 


Negus, Jane, 43 
Jonathan, 43 

Odberre, Alice, 41 


Parmenter, , 47 

Parker, Patience, 32 

Robert, 32 
Penniman, James, 46, 47, 48, 

Lydia, 46, 47, 48, 78 

Sarah, 18, 47, 78, 79 

William, 46 
Perkins, Elizabeth, 56, 57 
Perry, Frances J., 14, 15 

Sophronia, 14 

Wm. R., 14 
Preshove, James, 72 
Phillips, Alice, 6, 36 

Elizabeth, 6, 35, 36 

Mary, 76 

Nicholas, 6, 35, 36 
Pomeroy, Catherine, 28 
Pontus, William, 54 
Pool, Capt^ 52 
Porter, Grace, 29 

Mary, 79, 80 

Richard, 79, 80 

Ruth, 79, 80 

Roger, 29 
Prat, Joshua, 54 
Pratt, Adriane, 27, 28 

Phineas, 54 


Rew, Edward, 26 
Reyner, John, 53 
Richards, Alice, 30 

Ann, 30 

Benjamin, 30 

Hannah, 30 

James, 30 

John, 30 

Joseph, 30 

Mary, 30, 37 

Samuel, 30 

Thomas, 29, 30, 37 

Welthian, 30, 37 

Richmond, Abigail, 26, 29, 77 

John, 26, 29, 77 

Mary, 26, 39, 76 
Robbins, Chandler, 37 
Robinson, Ebenezer, 10 

Hannah, 18, 19, 40. 79 

Increase, 18, 47, 78, 79 

Margaret, 7S 

Sarah, 18, 47, 78, 79 

Seth, 20 

William, 45, 78 
Rockett, Agnes, 80 

Richard, 80 
Rogers, Abigail, 26. 29 

Adriana, 27, 28 

Ann, 18, 29 

Bernard, 28 

Catherine, 28 

Elizabeth, 18, 29, 79 

Grace, 28, 29 

John, 18, 26, 27, 28. 29 

Joseph, 28 

Margery, 28 

Thomas, 28, 29 

Thomas M., 28 

William, 29 
Rossiter, Hugh, 59 

Jane, 18, 52, 59 
Russell, Jonathan, 57 

Ralph, 61 

San ford, Peleg, 35 
Scammell, Anne L., 14 
Shaw, Abigail, 6, 8, 9 

Abraham, 5, 6, 80 

Alice, 6, 36 

Alexander W., 13 

Amyntas, 12, 13, 14, 23 

Anne, 12 

Benjamin. 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 

Bethia, 11, 12, 18, 31, 40 

Bridget, 5, 6, 80 

Caroline, 14 

Cassini, 13 

Charles H., 14 

Clarissa, 13 

Delia, 14 

Ebenezer, 6, 7, 8, 9, 11 

Elizabeth, 6 

Elizabeth W., 14 

Emeline T., 14 

Frederick, 14 

Frederick W., 14 

Gideon, 11 

Grace, 5 

Hannah, 6, 9, 10, 11, 80 

Henrietta M. A., 13 

Isabella, 14 

Isabella M., 13, 14, 15, 75 

John, 5, 6, 11, 36 

Jonathan, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 
13, 14, 23, 31, 40, 45, 70, 

Joseph, 5, 6 

Lucy, 33f 34 

Lucy T., 13, 14, 23, 34 

Lydia, 11. 12, 13, 14, 23. 
39. 40 

Maria, 5, 6 

Martha, 5, 6 

Mary, 6, 11, 80 

Mason, 11 

Mercy, 10, 11, 70, 72 

Nathan W., 13 

Nicholas, 6 

Parmenio C, 13, 14 

Philander, 33 

Rebecca, 14 

Rebecca W., 13 

Rispah C, 14 

Rossa R., 14 

Samuel, 7, 8, 9 

Sarah, 7, 9 

Sarah J., 13 

Susan W., 14, IS 

Susan W. T., 14 

Susanna, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 

William, 33 
Shepherd, Jane, 17 
Slade, Avery P., 13 

Rebecca W., 13 
Slokum, Anthony, 17 
Smith, John, 78 

Mary, 76 

Nicholas, 66 
Smyth, Francis, 35 

Isabella, 75 

John, 74, 75 

Margaret, 16, 74, 75 

Richard, 16, 75 

William, 74, 75 
Souther, Nathaniel, 54 
Standish, Alexander, 50, 68, 

Barbara, 50, 67, 68 

Ebenezer, 64, 66, 69 

Hannah, 40, 64, 66, 69 

Henry, 67 

Myles, 45, SO, 67, 68 

Ralph, 67 

Rose, 67 *" 

Sarah, 50, 68, 69 
Stanhope, Joan, 74 

Richard, 74 

Amy, 65 

Hannah, 12, 39, 40, 65, 66. 

Job, 66 

John, 65, 66, 77, 78, 79 

Joseph, 65, 78 

Mary, 65, 66, 77, 78 

Mercy, 66 

Nathaniel, 65 

Rebecca, 65 

Ruth, 66 

Sarah, 65, 66 

Seth, 40, 66, 69 

Susanna, 66 

Zerviah, 66 



Stephens, Katherine, 18, 25, 

Richard, 38 

Thomas, 38 
Storey, Richard, 66 
Strong, Alice, 24, 25 
Sturtevant, Elizabeth, 64 

Hannah, 64, 66, 69 

Mercy, 64, 69 

Samuel, 64, 69 
Sumner, Rebecca, 70 

Samuel, 70 

Taylor, Hannah, 33, 57, 58 

Richard, 33, 49, 58 

Ruth, 49, 58 
Tiffany, Bathsheba, 60, 61 

Hannah, 61 

Thomas, 61 
Tracy, John, 51 

Rebecca, 45, 46, 51 

Sarah, 51 

Stephen, 46, 51 

Tryphosa, 51 
True, Rebecca, 14 
Turner, Jane, 76, 77 

John, 76, 77 

Mary, 77 
Tyndale, William, 27 

Uxley, Henry, 17 

Von Meteren, Jacob, 27 


Wales, John, 11, 19, 31, 61 
Walker, Clarissa, 13 

Sarah, 76 
Walley, Mary, 33 

Thomas, 33 
Washburn, Alexander C, 13 

Bethia, 12 

Calvin, 13 

Hannah, 13 

Lydia, 13 

Mary B., 30 

Nahum, 57 

Seth, 12 
Watson, John, 53 
Wescott, Mrs. C. L., 67 
Wheaton, George, 11 

Lydia, 11 
Whelden, Gabriel, 49. 58 

Margaret, 49 

Ruth, 49, 58 
White, John, 60 

Samuel, 60 
Wight, Lydia, 47, 48 

Thomas, 47, 48 
Wilbor, Mespah, 12 
Wilbore, Anna, 46 
Wilbur, Eliphalet, 14 

John, 10 

Susan A\^ 14 
Williams, Anna. 13, 22. 23. 
33, 34 

Benjamin, 17 

Bethia, 11. 18, 31 

Betsey, 22 

Christian, 16, 17 

Colonel, 13 

Cyntha, 20, 21, 22 

Daniel, 18, 25, 31, 38 

Edmund, 61 

Elizabeth, 18, 29, 79 

Elizabeth W., 14 

Ervin C, 14 

Experience, 20 

Frances, 17, 18, 45 

Frances J., 14. 15 

George, 12 

Hannah, 18, 19, 20, 79 

Howell, 16 

Isabelle, 14, 15 

James. 11, 12, 21, 22, 39, 

Jane, 17 

Jemima, 20, 21. 22 

Joan, 16 

John, li, 17. 18, 19, 75, 79 

Joseph C, 2Z 

Lucy T., 13, 14, 22, 23. 34 

Luranah, 20 

Lydia, 61 

Margaret, 14, 16, 75 

Mary, 18, 52 

Mercy, 11, 18. 25, 38 

Morgan, 16 

Nathaniel, 17, 18, 20, 21, 
22 29 35 79 

Richari 16^ 17, 18, 29, 45. 

Samuel, 17, 18, 52, 70 

Sarah P., 14, 15 

Seth, 17 

Simeon, 13, 15, 19, 20, 21. 
22, 23, 33, 34, 61 

Sophia, 22 

Susan W., 14. 15 

Susanna, 11 

Theodore, 14, 15 

Thomas, 14, 15, 16, 22 
Weightstill, 19. 20. 21 

Wenlion, 16 

William, 17 

William H., 14 

Zeporah, 20 

Zipporah, 19, 22, 61 
Williamson. Mr.. 55 
Winship, Ross> R., 14 
Winslow, John, 51, S3 

Josiah, 55 

Margaret, 53, 54 

Woodes, , 55 

Woodward, Jane, 17 
Wyatt, Henry, 28 

Margery, & 


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