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REYNOLDS HISTORICAL 
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THE ANCESTRY 

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CHARITY HALEY 

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THE ANC ESTRY 

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CHARITY HALEY 

1755-1800 ^ 

WIFE OF 

MAJOR NICHOLAS DAVIS 

OF LIMINGTON, MAINE 



BY 

WALTER GOODWIN DAVIS, Jr. 



Stanbope press 

BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS 
1916 



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FOREWORD. 

Charity, daughter of William and Rachel Haley, was bom in 
Biddeford, Maine, in ITo-l. In 1777 she married Nicholas Da\is, 
a young soldier just returned from two years of Revolutionary serv- 
ice, and journeyed with him up the valley of the Saco, guided by 
blazed trees, to the little settlement in the forest which is now the 
town of Limington. Her husband cleared a farm and built a humble 
house where for over twenty years she lived the hard life of the 
frontier and brought eight children into the world, her simple story 
closing with her death on Jan. 5, ISOO. 

For the first hundred years of their existence the towns on the 
Maine seaboard were so subject to the alarms of war, destruction and 
desertion, that their history, and that of the settlers within their 
borders, is but sparsely recorded. Only with wealth and security, 
both strangers to the Province, do we find the need and practice of 
setting down the events of Ufe. For this reason descendants of these 
strong, courageous, frontier families who seek to learn their story, 
must needs bridge the constant gaps with slender structures. This 
is the apology' for the words of supposition and doubt which occur in 
the following pages with discouraging frequency. 

W. G. D. 

PORTLAM), MAniE. 

August 25, 191G. 



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CONTENTS. 

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I. Halet, of Biddeford 1 

II. Wk3t, of Biddefokd 15 

III. Mayer, of Biddeford *. 21 

IV. Marsh, of Boston 25 

V. Edgecomb, of Scarborough and Biddeford 2ft 

VI. Lewis and Gibbins, of Saco 49 

Vl[. Elwell, of Gloucester 67 

VIII. Dutch, of Gloucester 73 

IX. Gardner, of Gloucester , 77 

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HALEY, OF BIDDEFORD. 



ANCESTRY 

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CHAEITY HALEY 



HALEY. 



1. Thomas Haley was among the inhabitants of Saco, in the 
Province of Maine, who acknowledged on July 5, 1653, that they 
were subject to the government of Massachusetts. He had un- 
doubtedly arrived from England some years previous to this date and 
had married ]\Iary, daughter of ISIr. John West, a planter under 
Mr. Richard Vines. He was probably a West-of-England man, 
similar names — Hayley, Hole and Hearle — being firmly estab- 
lished in Devon and Cornwall. His contemporary, Andrew Haley, 
of the neighboring town of Kitter}^ may have been a near relative, 
although proof is lacking. At the town-meeting following the sub- 
mission of Saco to Puritan control, held on July 12, 1653, "Thomas 
Haile is granted 2 akors of marsh next Puding point in that marsh 
at the end of the railes in the Cove,'' and shares an acre of upland, 
immediately adjoining, with his father-in-law. His farm was on 
the west bank of the Saco near its mouth, where the house erected 
by his grandson, Deacon Benjamin Haley, still stands. He acted 
as ferryman between Winter Harbor and the settlement of Captain 
Bonython and Mr. Lewis on the east bank of the river, and in 1654 
the town book, records that "Thomas Haile is allowed to take of 
every one yt he setts over ye river 2.d." 

Mary (West) Haley was buried "10 month 24, 1658," leaving four 
children. A rather sordid story is told by the verdict of the jury 
empanelled to inquire into the cause of her death. 

"We of the jury about Mary Haile have agreed that according to 
the evidence given too us that shee was accessary to her own 
death with over much eating and drinking: we not having 
any witnesse that shee was forced thereunto." 

Haley continued to live at Winter Harbor, and in 1673 was ordered 
by the court "for the more secure transportation of travellers, for 
men and horses, to provide a good sufRcient boat fit for carr^-ing 
persons and their horses, large enough to carry over three horses at 
one time." On Dec. 8, 1681, he was granted sufficient land to make 
his house lot fifty acres. 

Three of the four Haley children died before 1683, and on May 21 
of that year Haley "for that naturall affection which I beare unto 
m(y) only beloved son Thomas Haley, and the Rather for his 
Ijove and care in providei(ng) for mee, and Liveing with mee now in 
my Old Age, And as bee is my only lega(l) heyre to my Estate " 

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deeded to him his entire property, the principal item being; the 
home farm of fifty acres.* This is the last authentic record of him 
which can be found, although it may be properly inferred, from a 
reference t to his son as "Thomas Haley the younger," that he was 
living in 1687. Folsom X states that Thomas Haley was killed at 
Winter Harbor during one of the Indian raids of 1724. He does 
not specify that this was the Thomas Haley of the early settlement, 
but every other Thomas Haley, for three succeeding generations, is 
fully accounted for. Mr. Folsom's source is unknown. If the 
Winter Harbor victim was the first Thomas Haley, he must have 
met his violent death at a verj-- advanced age. When Mr. West 
made his will in 1663, only a few days before his death, he took into 
consideration the possibility that his granddaughter, Ann Haley, 
might marry during the three years of the trusteeship of his friend 
William Cole. Granting that the prospect of death was immediate 
to her grandfather, Ann must have been at least thirteen years of 
age in 1663. This would place the date of the marriage of Maiy 
West and Thomas Haley in the year 1649. Allowing the bride- 
groom only his majority would fix his birth in 162S, and his age in 
1724 at ninety-six. In the absence of better testimony the best that 
can be said for the theon,' that Thomas Haley, the emigrant, sur- 
vived until 1724, is that it is within the bounds of possibihty. 
Children of Thomas and ^lary (West) Haley: — 

2. i. Ann, probably died before 1683. 

3. ii. Lydia, probably died before 1683. 

4. iii. Samuel, probably died before 1683. 

5. iv. Thomas. 

5. Serg. Thomas- Haley (Thomas^), sole heir of his father, mar- 
ried Sarah, daughter of Walter ^Nlayer of Saco, and lived on the 
Haley farm which was deeded to him by Thomas Haley, Sen., in 
1683. § In 1684 he bought forty acres at Winter Harbor from William 
Downe of Boston j| and on September 22, 1687, he bought of Pendle- 
ton Fletcher twelve acres of marsh at Little River, pa\'ing 6500 feet 
of "good & Merchantable pine bords & a ]Mare & Also forty Shil- 
lings." He is called in the deed "Thomas Haley the younger, of 
Saco, planter." •[ 

During the Indian war which broke out in 1689, Haley, who was 
a sergeant in the militarv' force of Saco, remained at the garrison near 
the falls in the Saco River. Here, after witnessing six years of 
frontier alarms and depredations, he fell a victim to an Indian 
attack in the summer of 1695. The Diary of Rev. John Pike states 
"1695 Aug. Serj: Tho: Haly kill'^ p Ind"^ a Httle out of Saco- 
Fort," and Rev. Cotton ]Mather, in his account of the local warfare, 
entitled "Decennium Luctuosiun," records that "Sergeant Haley, 
Venturing out of his Fort at Saco, Stept into the Snares of Death." 

The widow, Sarah Haley, with her children, retired from the 

• York Deed3lII: 124. 

t York Deeds IX: 65. 

j History of Saco aud Biddeford, by George Folsom, 1830, p. 219. 

5 York Deeds III: 124. 

(I York Deeds IX: G4. 

\ York Deeda IX: 65. 



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stricken Province to the security of Massachusetts Bay, where she 
and her father, Walter Mayer, were residents of Boston in 169S,* 
After six years of widowhood, she married, as his second wife, Capt. 
Richard- Carr (George^) of Amcsbuiy and Sahsbun,-, on Februar>^ 26, 
1701/2. She bore Capt. Carr two children — James, bom Nov. 
30, 1702, and John, born in August, 1706, both of whom were living 
in 1731. t ^Irs. Carr, who was bom in Saco on February 5, 1661, 
died in Salisbury', Januarv' 8, 1726/7. 

Children of Serg, Thomas and Sarah (Mayer) Haley: — 

6. i. Sarah. Samuel Carr, a step-son of Sarah (Mayer) (Haley) Carr, m. 

on Aug. 24, 1709, in Salisbury, a "Sarah Healey," who was prob- 
ably a daughter of his step-mother. She died on June 14, 1710. 

Child: 

1. Sarah Carr, b. June 12, 1710; d. Aug. 25, 1711. 

7. ii. Bexj-uifn'. 

8. iii. Samuel. 

(?) 9. iv. Thomas. Basing his theory on the frail foundation of tradition and 
similarity of names, Mr. S. G. Haley, in a manuscript genealogy, 
deposited in the library of the New England Historic and Gene- 
alogical Society, seeks to prove that Thomas Haley, who died in 
E.xeter, N.H., in 1790, was a son of Serg. Thomas Haley of Saco. 
The similarity in the family names is certainly most striking, and 
the tradition of the unnamed ancestor's death and the flight of his 
family to Boston comes very near the proven history of the Maine 
family. Opposed to this claim is the significant fact that Serg. 
Thomas's sons, Benjamin and Samuel, each held a moiety or half- 
part of their father's real estate in 1717, pointing to a conclusion 
that they were his sole heirs. No deed or communication between 
Serg. Thomas Haley's widow or her two sons and Thomas Haley of 
Exeter appears on record. Granting the disturbed condition of 
the country, it docs not seem pos-ible that a son and brother could 
be completely lost from 1C95 to 1717, knowing his own name and 
origin and living in a community closely in touch, as Exeter was, 
with both Boston and Saco, and bordering on the route travelled 
by the scattered Maine settlers on their return to the Pro\-ince, 
but claiming and obtaining no part of his rightful inheritance. Nor 
does the tradition, related by Mr. Haley, that Thomas of Exeter 
never saw his mother and brothers after the flight to Boston seem 
consistent with the fact that the mother, the widow of Serg. Thomas, 
married Capt. Carr, of Salisbury, only a few miles from E.xeter. 

Thomas Haley of Exeter was born in 1092 (ms.), and was a carpen- 
ter by trade. Thenameof his first wife is unknown. "Thomas Haley 
of Exetton and Mary Bortlet of Gloucester" were married in 
Gloucester on August 6, 1728. "Thomas Haley died at Exeter at 
the advanced age of 105 years, some say 107 years" (1790). J A 
more moderate estimate gives his age as ninety-eight (ms.). 

Children of Thomas Haley : — 

1. Thomas, b. Dec. 17, 1722; settled in Epping, N. H.; m. 

Mary Lamson; d. Nov. 16, 1815; five children. 

2. Sarah, h. Autj. 10, 1725; ra. Thomas Burley of Epping, 

N. H.; d. Dec. 1809, aged eij^hty-four. 

3. Samuel, b. March 1727; m. Mary Ome, Dec. 15, 1753; 

settled on the Isles of Shoals; twelve children; d. Feb. 
7, 1811; his epitaph states that "He was a man of great 
Ingenuity, Industry, Honor, & Honesty, true to his Coun- 

•York Derd.s IX: 65. 

t Hoyt's Old Familifjs of Salisbury and Amesbury I, 87. 
X Bible owned by Mrs. M. A. Ham, of Dover, N. H. 



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try, and a man who did a p;reat public good in Building 
a Dock & Receiving into his inrlosurc many a poor dis- 
tressed seaman «i: tisherman in distress of weather"; his 
wife d. May 2, 1S12. 
4. Benjamin, m. Mary Oilman and lived in Exeter; d. March 
2, 1834; eight children. 

7. Benjamin' Haley (Thomas,- Thomas^) was born about the year 
1685, Exiled from Maine by the Indian War in which his father died, 
his early hfe was passed in Boston. There he married, on November 
25, 1709, Susanna, daughter of John and Margaret Marsh, and the 
births of their first five children are entered on the Boston records. 
He was a housewright, or builder, by trade. In 1713 peace was con- 
cluded with the Indians, and the scattered refugees from the Maine 
coast towns began to return to their deserted farms. There is some 
indication that Benjamin Haley was on the Winter Harbor side of 
the Saco in that year but it must have been merely for the purpose 
of looking over the devastated Haley property, for the Boston 
records show that the family remained there. He seems to have 
determined to return permanently to Maine in 1716, when he bought 
six acres of land and one-half of a mill privilege on the Kennebunk 
River in the town of Wells from Stephen Harding.* On the 4th 
of the following November his brother Samuel deeded to him one 
half of the real estate of their late father at Winter Harbor and 
Saco, mentioning two lots of meadow and upland of fifty-acres each, 
one of which, described in the words of the deed from his grand- 
father to his father, was undoubtedly the original Haley farm, the 
twelve acres of marsh at Little River bought of Fletcher in lGS7,t 
"and Also his ve^^^ Sam' Haleys right & Interest of & in y« ffery 
betwixt Blackpbint & Winter harbour." Five days later his mother 
and Capt. Carr granted him the hundred acre plantation of his 
grandfather Mayer.t The journey to Maine must have been under- 
taken that winter, for Benjamin Haley was "of Saco" in March, 

Haley settled at Winter Harbor, near the mouth of the river on 
the west bank, where his parents and grandparents had been before 
him, and his well-built two-story-and-a-half farm house is still 
standing — undoubtedly an example of his own skill as a builder. 
In addition to his trade he was the owner of a mill on the Kennebunk 
River. The first mention of him in the Zvlaine records is as follows: 
"Whereas four years ago Benjamin Haley was allowed to keep a 
ferry on Saco river at its mouth, which place is inconvenient on 
account of its nearness to the sea, and the roughness thereby occa- 
sioned; and said Haley is negligent, and travellers are exposed to 
danger, and there is a more commodious place for one higher up 
where H. Scamman now dwells, whose father for many years kept 
the ferry till in the late war he was driven away by Indians; where- 
fore he prays that said Scamman may be appointed by this court to 
keep the ferr>' at that place." In November, 1718, the town was 

•York Deeds IX: 66. 
t York Deeds IX: 66-67. 
i York Deeds IX: 05. 
5 York Deeda X: 204. 



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reorganized and named Biddeford, and at the first town-meeting, 
in March, 1719, Benjamin Haley was chosen one of the selectmen. 
In the same year he was the master-builder of the meeting-house 
which was erected on land which he gave to the town, in return 
for which the selectmen made him a grant. In almost unbelieval)le 
spelling the clerk recorded that it was "Voted that the present 
Selectmen bee a Comitey to agree with a Master buckler to bueld 
the sd Meting hous and hckways the Comitey be impowered to 
exchaing comone lands in the lew of what Mr. Benj^ Haeley throws 
up to the Toun for the arecting & buelding of a Meating houes 
and buerieng plaes & a sufisient hiway to the Ministeareal loot 
when laied out." The meeting-house was thirty-four feet long 
and thirty feet wide, and its location can be identified by the few 
stones still standing in the ''buerieng plues," on the road to Bidde- 
ford Pool. 

In 1723 the Indians, instigated by the French, again swept down 
upon the Maine frontier, and for two years Biddeford suffered from 
the raids of their war parties. Benjamin Haley moved his family 
to safety at Marblehead and remained there until 1727, when peace 
had again been restored. During this period he sold the forty-acre 
farm from which the meeting-house lot had been taken to Capt. 
John Davis,* and bought a town grant of forty acres from Robert 
Elwell.f On his return, on May 20, 1728, the town granted him 
land at " Walter Maer's brook"' to fulfill the deed of his " Father 
Caer and Mother.^ In the same year he built the gallery of the 
meeting-house, and the town records show that "caesh" was ''paied 
to Mr. Benj^ Haeley" amounting to £29-7-6 for this work in 
1728 and 1729. In 1728 he disposed of his mill property on the 
Kennebunk River to Abel ]Merrill.§ He was again elected selectman 
in 1728. 

The First Church in Biddeford was organized in 1730, and at its 
first meeting ''Friday, Aug. 14 ,1730, iVlr. Haley (was) voted modera- 
tor by the brethren of the church. " He and Mr. Ebenezer Hill 
were the first deacons. 

The remainder of Deacon Haley's life is sparsely recorded. In 
1735 we find him engaged in building a house for the Indians at the 
trading-post at Saco Falls, || and in 1743 the town voted "to pay 
Benj. Haley six pounds for his Journy to Exeter last fall for to gitt a 
Minister." 

In 1745 the New England colonists under the leadership of Sir 
William Pepperell undertook what is known as the Louisburg expe- 
dition against the French. Folsom, writing when several of Deacon 
Haley's grandchildren were still Hving, states that in spite of his age, 
he entered the ser\-ice, and died of fever at Louisburg. Although 
this assertion is not supported by documentary evidence, there 
seems to be no reason to doubt its truth. The expedition was 
authorized on Jan. 25, 1745, and the fleet sailed on April 4. Deacon 

•York Deeds XI: 216. 
t York Deeds XII: 332. 

I York Deeds XIII: 66. 
§ York Deeds XIV: 26. 

II 5 Me. Hist. & Gen. Reg., pp. 175-6. 



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Haley must have died before February, 1746, as his widow, Susanna, 
was appointed administratrix of his estate on Feb. 18.* All of the 
papers pertaining to the estate, except the division, are dated " 1745," 
but the sequence of court sittings discloses the fact that they were 
actually drawn and issued in 174.5 6. Rishworth Jordan. Batchclor 
Hussev and John Stackpole presented an inventorv of his estate, 
dated 'March 4, 1745, the total valuation being £1604 : 12.t The 
largest item was the "Homested Buildings and land," valued at 
£800. His barn was well stocked, containing two yoke of oxen, 
six cows, four steers, a horse, two calves, fourteen sheep, and three 
swine "with piggs," while within the house a "Looking Glass," 
valued at £15, seems to have been a distinguished piece of furniture. 
The full inventor^' follows: 

A true Inventory of all the Goods, Rights, Credits, Lands & Chattels of 
Mr. Benjamin Haley, late of Biddeford, in the County of York, Dec'd. taken 
by us who were appointed by the Hon^ie. Jeremiah Moulton, Esq""-, Judsce 
of Probate for said County so far as they have been she^Ti to us by the 
Administrate, taken and valued according to the best of our judgement 
according to Bills of the old Tenor this 4th day of March 1745, being first 
sworn to the faithful discharge of our Trust in said Province 
viz: The Real Estate. 

Impd. To the Homested Buildings and land £ 800 

To eighty acres of land ISO 

To thirty acres of land which was a To^mgrant 75 

To six acres of Salt Marsh at Little River 66 

To four acres Ditto at Winter Harbour 40 

To six acres of Thatch Beds 30 

£1191 
To 2 yoke Oxen 86 

To 6 cows 89 

To 1 pr. of 3 year old steers 20 

To 1 three year old 12 

To 2 two year olds 13 

To 1 Horse £5; 2 Calves £8 13 

To 14 sheep £37; 3 Swine with piejrs £10 47 

To 1 Gun 7 o/, 1 Ditto 4 o/, 1 Pistol 5 o/ 8 

To 1 table 35/, 8 Cha°3 4 o/, 1 Bible 5 o/ 6 5 

To 1 Box iron 20 f, 1 Brass Kittle £15 16 

To Staples Ring &: Hooks 2 o/, Chains 80/ 5 

To 1 Square S/, 1 Frame & Saw 3 o/, Cards 5/ 2 

To 1 Broad Ax 15/ one small Brass Kittle 60/ 3 

To 1 Hand Saw 25/, 2 auirers, 2 0/ Clev^ & pin 2 0/ 3 5 

To 1 Looking Glass £15, Cart Wheel Boxes 3 0/ 16 10 

To Steelvard & Poize 35/, Bands for Wheels 57/ 4 12 

To Tyer for Wheels 10 

£1546 10 
To 1 Feather Bedsted and Bedding 15 

To 1 Ditto 25 

To pewter £6, 1 Foot \STieel 2 0/ 7 

To 1 Spinning Wheel 1 o/, 1 churn 2 0/ 1 

To 1 Tenant Saw 6 o/, Jovners Tools 2 0/ 4 

To 1 Iron pot 3 o/, 1 iron'Kittle 15/ 2 

•York Probate VI: 143. 
t York Probate VI: 212. 



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To 1 Iron Skillet qt. 2 Tramels 38/ 2 

To 1 Adze and Ijo 2 o/ 1 



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RiSHWORTH Jordan. 
Batchelor Hussey. 
John Stackpole. 
York, ss. At a Court of Probate held at York May 20, 1746, Susan- 
nah Haley, Administ" of the Estate of Benjamin Haley, withinnamed, Dec'd. 
appeared and made oath that the several articles mentioned in the fore- 
going Inventory are all the estate belonging to the said DeC^. that has 
come to her hands and knowledge, and if anything more hereafter shall 
appear she will give it into the Registers Office. 

Jer. Moulton, Judge of prob*. 
Recorded from the original and compared. 

P. Simon Frost, Regr. 

The estate was divided on Nov. 5, 1746, between the widow, and 
children (Samuel, eldest son, Thomas, second son, John, William, 
Joseph, Sarah Smith and Abigail Dyeri. 

The date of Susanna Haley's death is unknown. 
Children: — 

10. i. Susanna, b. in Boston Nov. 21, 1710; died before 1746, probably 

unmarried. 

11. ii. Sarah, b. in Boston Feb. 11, 1711. She m. Joel Smith, mariner, 

of Biddeford. He was a son of Samuel Smith, Sr., who deeded 
him one acre of land in 1734, it "being the very spot on which the 
Old Fort Stood."* Joel and Sarah Smith, "now of Boston," 
sold this land to Jonathan Smith in 1749.t 

Child, bapt. in Biddeford: — 

1. Thomas Smith, bapt. May 18, 1753. 

12. iii. Benjaijin, b. in Boston Feb. 23, 1713; died before 1746, probably 

unmarried. 

13. iv. Margaret, b. in Boston March 2, 1714/5; died before 1746, prob- 

ably unmarried. 

14. V. Samuel, b. in Boston Aug. 19, 1716. 

15. vi. Thomas. 

16. vii. Abigail. She m. Joseph Dyer of Biddeford about 1741. He was 

a son of William and Mary (Chadbourne) Dyer and was bapt. in 
Kittery April 7, 1716/7. He m. second the widow Hepsibah 
Ross, int. April 11, 1758. He d. between Dec. 14, 1763 and Jan. 
3, 1764, on which day the will of Joseph Dyer of Bidddford, gen- 
tleman, was probated. He left a large estate to his widow, part 
of her share being his "chaise horse and riding chaise," his daugh- 
ters Abigail Goldthwait, Mary Dyer and Sarah Dyer, his sons 
Joseph Dyer (one half of his right in Gooch's saw-mill at the 
Falls), John Dyer, Benjamin Dyer and Samuel Dyer, and his 
Btep-children James and Hepsibah Ross. 

Children: — 

1. AbigaU Dyer, bapt. Dec. 16, 1742; m. Capt. PhUip Gold- 

thwaite, Dec. 17, 1762. 

2. Joseph Dyer, bapt. Dec. 9, 1744. 

3. John Dyer. 

4. Rebecca Dyer, bapt. June 26, 1748; d. before 1763. 
6. Benjamin Dyer, bapt. May 24, 1752. 

•York Deeds XIX: 310. 
t York Deeds XXX: 18. 



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6. Samriel I>yer. 

7. Mary Dyer. 

8. Sarah Dyer. 

17. viii. John. He probably died s. p. before 1762, when his brother Samuel 

Bold to his brother Joseph his right in John's share of their father's 
estate.* 

18. ix. William, bapt. in Marblehead Aug. 23, 1724. 

19. X. Joseph, bapt. in Marblehead Aug. 21, 1726. 

8. Samuel' Haley (Thomas,^ Thoryias^) mairied Elizabeth Clay 
in Boston, Nov. 14, 1717, — only a few days after he had transferred 
to his brother Benjamin "All that his Ivloiety or One halfe" of the 
Maine estate of their father, describing himself as "One of y« Sons of 
Thomas Haley late of Saco in Y« County of York planter." t He 
was a painter, or "painter-stainer" by trade, but his large fortune 
seems to have been accumulated through his real estate operations 
in Boston, which extended from 1731 to 1737. He owned property 
on Spring, Southack, Prince, Olive, Clapboard and Orange Streets, 
Spring Lane, and White Bread Alley.J 

Samuel Haley was admitted a member of the New Brick Church on 
Jan. 27, 1739, having been dismissed from Dr. Column's church. 
He died in 1743, intestate, and his uidow, Elizabeth Haley, was 
appointed administratrix of his estate by the Suffolk Court of Pro- 
bate on Nov. 17, 1743. The assets of" the estate were valued at 
£3900, subject to charges of £1074, 6. 9.§ 

Elizabeth (Clay) Haley was a daughter of Jonas and Mary Clay, 
and was born in Boston on May 12, 1696. She married as her 
second husband Henry- Prentice, deacon of Rev. Nathaniel Apple- 
ton's Presbyterian Church in Cambridge, on Nov. 8, 1749. Deacon 
Prentice owned the Fresh Pond property in Cambridge, and lived 
in a house facing Cambridge common, next to the parsonage and 
near what subsequently became famous as the Washington Elm. 
Mrs. Prentice took her children with her to Cambridge. On Sept. 8, 
1761, Samuel Haley, a child of three at his father's death but at 
this time a leather dresser of Providence, Rhode Island, Aviary,. 
Elizabeth, Hannah and Rachel Haley, spinsters, of Cambridge, and 
Elizabeth Prentice, sold to Andrew Campbell their land, house and 
bam on Spring Street in Boston for £113 :6 :8.i| Mrs. Prentice 
died on April 7, 1775, aged 78, and was buried in the old Cambridge 
Burj-ing Ground, opposite the Harvard Yard, where her gravestone 
still stands. Deacon Prentice went to his son, Rev. Joshua Prentice, 
at whose home in Holliston, Mass., he died Oct. 18, 1778. 

Children of Samuel and Elizabeth (Clay) Haley, bom in 
Boston: — 

20. i. Elizabeth, b. Aug. 21, 1718, died voung. 

21. ii. Sar.\h, b. June 2i, 1719. She m. Joh.v M.'ICKLISH in Boston, Nov. 

11, 1736. She was admitted to The New Brick Church on Jan. 
27, 1739/40. 

• York Deeds XXXVIII: 6. 

t York Deeds IX: 66-67. 

i Grantee, Suffolk Deeds, Vol. 42, p. 220; Vol. 4.3. p. 201; Vol. 44, p. 37; Vol. 46, 
p. 108; Vol. .51, p. 194; Vol. 52, p. 200; Vol. 72, p. 95. Grantor. Vol. 45, p. 21>3; 
Vol. 46, pp 106, 159, 311; Vol. 51, p. 253; Vol. 54, p. 226; Vol. 55, p. 23; Vol. 55. 
p. 49; Vol. 67, p. .30. 

§ Suffolk Probate 7993. 

II Suffolk Deeds 101 : SO. ' 



, Haley 11 

Child, b. in Boston: 

1. Thomas Macklish, h. April 5, 1740. In 1806 "Mr. Thomaa 
McCLish" started a proceeding in the Probate Court of 
Middlesex County to compel his uncle, Samuel Haley 
(his junior by more than two months), to account aa 
adminstrator of the estates of his aunts. Mary (Haley) 
Prentice and Hannah Haley, late of Holliston.* 

22. iii. Samxtel, b. ^Iarch 9, 1720; died young. 

23. iv. Tho.mas, b. Sept. 2G, 1722; died young. 

24. V. S.vMCEL, b. June 22, 1724; died young. 

25. vi. Mary, b. March 30, 1726. After the death of her father, she chope 

William Cromtrey of Boston as her guardian. t On Jan. 9, 1770, 
she married her mother's step-son. Rev. Joshua Prentice, Har- 
vard 173S, of Holliston, Mass. Mr. Prentice was bom April 9, 
1719, and had married Mrs. Mar>' Angier as his first wife, and 
Margaret, daughter of Rev. Nathaniel Appleton, a.s his second. 
Mr. Prentice died in 178S. Mrs. Prentice died May 21, 1S04. 
She had no children. Her brother Samuel Haley administered 
her estate. 

26. vii. Rachel, b. June 8, 1728; died young. 

27. viii. Hannwh, b. Dec. 8, 1729; died young. 

28. ix. William, b. Aug. 30, 1731; died young. 

29. X. EuzABETH, b. April 24, 1733. She claose her mother as her guar- 

dian after her father's death. J She was Uving in Cambridge in 
1764, when the Haley heirs conveyed property to Andrew Camp- 
bell, but in the deed from her sisters to John Guliker in 1779 § she 
is not mentioned. 

30. xi. Hannah, b. Mar. 13, 1734. Her motker was appointed her cuar- 

dian in 1748. !J She was living in Cambridge in 1764, but was in 
Salem, with her sister. Mrs. Stewart, in 1779, when they and 
their sister, Mrs. Prentice, the Rev. Joshua Prentice and the Rev. 
Antipas Stewart joining in the deed, conveyed to John Guliker 
the house and land of their late father on Prince Street, Bo^^ton.? 
The latter part of her life was spent with Mrs. Prentice, at Hollis- 
ton, where she died Feb. IS, 1S04. Her brother Samuel admin- 
istered her estate. 

32: xiii. I^il } t-^' b. Apr. 8, 1737; both died young. 

33. xiv. Rachel, b. Oct. 1, 1738. Her mother was appointed her guardian 

in 1748.** She married Rev. Antipas Stewart, A.M., Harvard 
1760, in Cambridge on Sept. 8, 1773. Mr. Stewart was a son of 
Mr. Daniel Stewart of Marlboiough, Mass., and was born Dec. 
28, 1733. They were living in Salem in 1779, but were in Hollis- 
ton when Mrs. Stewart died, on Jan. 5, 1791. Mr. Stewart was 
pastor of the church at Ludlow, Mass., from 1793 to 1803. He 
survived until 1814. 

Children: — 

1, Elizabeth Stewart, b. Feb. 9, 1780. She married Dr. 

Sylvester Nash, Nov. 3, 1799. They lived in Augusta 
and Otseleck, N. Y. Seven children. 

2. Mary Stewart. She married Martin Bardwell, of Bekher- 

town, Mass. ft 

34. XV. Samitel, b. June 25, 1740. 

• Middlesex Probate 10089, Old Series. 

t Suffolk Probate 9112. 

i Suffolk Probate 9110. 

§ Suffolk Deeds 130: 183. 

l] Suffolk Probate 9111. 

i Suffolk Deeds 130: 183. 

•» Suffolk Probate 9113. 

tt Middlesex Proba;e 17995. Old Series, 



12 Ancestry of Charity Haley 

14. Samuel* Haley (Benjamin,^ Thomas,^ Thomas^) .was born 
in Boston on August 19, 1716. He lived in Biddeford, and the records 
describe him successively as laborer, yeoman and gentleman. He 

married, about 1740, Sarah . He was admitted to the First 

Church on June 12, 1743. 

His father and mother conveyed to him four tracts of upland and 
marsh in Biddeford on Jan. 26, 1743/4, on condition that he should 
not alien the property except to one of his brothers or brothers-in- 
law.* On this land Samuel Haley built his house and barns, but on 
May 18, 1752, he sold the property, together with his right in the 
dower of his mother, and a tract of four acres bought of Sir William 
Pepperell,t to his brother Joseph. t On this same day he bought 
from Samuel and Tristram Jordan of Biddeford their share in the 
real estate of their father, Capt. Samuel Jordan, consisting of one 
hundred and thirty-two acres, for £188. § On April 1, 1754, he 
purchased from Nathaniel Whitney of Biddeford "that neck of Land 
called the middle neck," containing fifty acres, and ten acres of 
marsh adjoining, for £153 : 65 : 8d.!l Numerous other minor trans- 
actions in mill-rights and land appear on the records under his 
name, indicating a property of some size, but the Probate records 
contain no account of the administration of his estate. The date 
of his death is unknown. 

Children, bapt. in Biddeford: — 

i. Susanna, bapt. Oct. 31, 1742; m. Danfel SMrrn, July 17, 1760. 

ii. Samuel, bapt. Dec. 30, 1744; m. Betty Tarbox. May 26, 1768. 

iii. Benjamin, bapt. April 5, 1747; m. Hepsibah Ro.ss, Xov. 25, 1768. 

iv. Sar-\.h, bapt. Sept. 3, 1749; rn. John Dyer. Xov. 28. 1771. 

V. Molly, bapt. Dec. 8, 17.51; m. Jonathan Tarbox, Xov. 23, 1775. 

vi. Thomas, bapt. Jan. 27, 1754. 

vii. LrcRETiA, bapt. June 1, 1755. 

viii. Thomas, bapt. March 12, 1758. 

ix. Joseph, bapt. Sept. 9, 1759. 

X. Sylvester, bapt. Oct. 24, 1762. 

xi. Abraham, bapt. June 7, 1767. 

15. Thomas* Haley {Benjamin,^ Thomas,^ Thomas^) was bora 
about 1718. He married Abigail Hill, daughter of Joseph Hill, Jr., 
of Wells, and settled as a husbandman in his wife's native town. 
On July 28, 1746, they sold their right of inheritance in the homestead 
of her grandfather, Joseph Hill, Esq., of Wells, to her uncle, Nathan- 
iel Hill, for £150, the deed stating that the farm was in the po.ssession 
of her grandmother, Sarah Hill, and of her uncle, who was the only 
surviving son of Mr. Hill.*| Thomas Haley died between the date 
of this deed and October 20, 1747, when his viidow petitioned the 
Probate Court that the administration of his estate might be granted 
to her "father-in-law, Mr. John Fairfield" of Arundel.** Her re- 
quest was granted, and from the account rendered by Mr. Fairfield, 
who was her step-father, it appears that Thomas Haley left three 

•York Deeds XXV: 75. 
tYork Deeds XXVI: 102. 
t York Deeds XXV: 75. 
5 York Deeds XXXI: 1.38. 
n York Deeds XXXII: 18. 
T York Djeds XXVI: 1S2. 
•* York Probate VII: 114. 



Haley 13 

children,* but thoy are not therein named. The administration 
sold Thomas Haley's share of his father's estate to Samuel Haley 
on October 10, 1749, for £492, the property consisting of forty-nine 
acres of upland, a dwelling-house and two acres of thatch-beds. t 

The name Thomas Haley appears on a muster roll of Col. Moore's 
regiment, dated ''Louisburg, Nov. 20, 1745." t This Louisburg 
soldier is perhaps more probably Thomas Haley, Jr., of Exeter, 
but it is certain that Thomas of Wells and Biddeford had been in 
colonial service shortly before his death. The inventory of his 
estate contains an item "To £4 in Cash the Widow rec'' of the 
Province" and the account expresses it "£4 the Widow rec'^ of his 
Wages." 

Abigail Hale}' continued to live in Wells, and was still a widow on 
January 9, 1757, when she sold property inherited from her father, 
Joseph Hill, Jr., to John Bennett of Wells. § 

Mr. Charles Bradbury, in the genealogical portion of his "History 
of Kennebunkport," the material for which was to the greater extent 
collected from the memoirs of old inhabitants prior to 1837, and is 
necessarily often inaccurate, states in his notice of Deacon Benjamin 
Haley: "His son, John, married a daughter of Capt. John Fairfield, 
and was residing in this town as late as 17G4. A son of John, who 
was a clothier, m. Ruth Towne and moved east." As John Haley 
was dead, apparently leaving no widow and no issue survi\ing in 
1762, this would seem to refer to Thomas Haley, whose early death 
would make the error in names excusable and whose widow, a step- 
daughter of Capt. Fairfield, might well be remembered by ]Mr. 
Bradbury's informants. An examination of the Wells records dis- 
closes the marriage of Joseph Haley and "Esther Townes," both 
of Wells, in 1776, and he is later found, exercising the trade of "cloth- 
ier," living with his wife Esther, in Topsham. This would seem to 
identify one child of Thomas and Abigail (Hill) Haley. With the 
single exception of the marriage of a member of the Kittery family, 
the Wells records mention at this period only two other Haleys, 
both "of Wells," and inasmuch as the Widow Abigail's family seems 
to have been the only one of the name residing in the town, it is fair 
to presume that the brides were her daughters until the contrary is 
proved. 

Children: — 

i. Mary (Molly), m. Richard Lord, April 19, 1770. 

ii. Abigail, m. Thomas Bickford, June 25, 1772. 

iii. Joseph, m. Esther Townt;, int. Jan. 27, 1776. He was a clothier, and 

lived in Topsham, Maine, where he was locally known aa "Fuller" 

Haley. He d. in Topsham Sept. 29, 1832. 

Children : — 

1. John, b. May 4, 1777. 

2. Olive, b. Jan. 22, 1779; m. Obed Burnham May 19, 1796. 

3. Jesse, b. Sept. 8, 1780. 

4. Susanna, b. Oct. 8, 1783. 
6. Sarah, b. July 22, 1784. 
6. Joseph, b. Dec. 6, 1785. 

• York Probate \1I: 252. 

t York Deeds XXXII: 1.37. 

X Adj. Gen. Report, New Hampshire, Vol. II, p. 63. 

§ York Deeds XXXVI: G2. ' 



14 Ancestry of Charity Haley 

7. Esther, b. May 6, 17S7. 

8. Rebecca, b. Dec. 1, 17SS. 

9. James, h. Oct. 26. 1700. 

10. Abigail, b. Aug. 2, 1793. 

11. Abner, b. March 30, 1795. 

12. Ruth, h. Nov. 4, 1796. 

18. William* Haley (Benjamin,^ Thomas,^ Thomas^) was l>ap- 
tized in Marblehead on August 23, 1724. He married Rachel, 
daughter of Robert and Sarah (Ehvell) Edgecomb of Biddeford on 
November 6, 1746. He was a yeoman. In 174G. with his brother 
Joseph, he bought of James Jewett of Rowley one-eighth of a water- 
power and double saw-mill, at Jordan's Creek, on the south-west side 
of Saco River.* Twelve years later, in 175S. he sold his share in The 
mill to Jeremiah Hill of Biddeford. He was still living in Biddeford 
in 1763, when he sold land to his brother Joseph. t No will or admin- 
istration of his estate appears in the York Probate records, nor is 
his death or that of his wife recorded in Biddeford. 

Children, b. and bapt. in Biddeford: — 

i. Rachel, b. Feb. 27, 1747/8. 

ii. John, b. Nov. 16, 1749. 

iii. Robert, b. Aus:. 9, 17-52. 

iv. Charity (twin), b. Mar. 10, I7oo; m. Nicholas Davis, July 23. 1777. 

V. Margaret (twin), b. Mar. 10. 175.5; ni. William Merry, May 14. 1775. 

vi. William, bapt. Dec. 25, 1757; m. Sarah Ad.\m3, Oct. 7, 1777, m. 

Dorcas Hiltox of ^^■clls, Nov. 26, 1778. 

vii. Joseph, bapt. June 8, 1760. 

viii. .A.NNA, bapt. July 13, 17f)0. 

ix. Joseph, bapt. May .30, 1762. 

X. Sarah, bapt. June 17, 1764. 

xi. Olive, bapt. Nov. 23, 1766. 

xii. Thomas, bapt. April 10, 1769. 

19. Joseph* Haley {Benjamin,^ Thomas,'*- Thomas^) was bap- 
tized in Marblehead on August 31, 1726. He married Sarah Melcher 
in Biddeford on Dec. 25, 1746. He was an innholder and yeoman. 
In 1752 he bought of his brother Samuel, for £133, the house and 
farm which Samuel had bought of their father, Deacon Benjamin 
Haley.+ He was a partner of his brother William in the ownership 
of the saw-mill on Jordan's creek. No record of death or settlement 
of estate of either Joseph Haley or his wife appears in the records of 
York County. 

Children, bapt. in Biddeford: — 

i. Margaret, bapt. June 5. 174S. 

ii. Joseph, bapt. Oct. 15, 1751. 

iii. Thomas, bapt. Dec. 16, 1753. 

iv. Noah, bapt. Feb. 15, 1756. 

V. Joseph, bapt. Jan. 19, 1758. 

vi. Abigail, bapt. Oct. 21, 1759; m. Nathaniel Perkins, Nov. 18, 1779. 

vii. Sarah, bapt. Mar. 7, 1762. 

yiii. Susanna, bapt. May 6, 1764. 

ix. Miriam, bapt. Mar. 30. 1766. 

x_. Joseph, bapt. July 10, 17GS. 

xi_. Elizabeth, bapt. .April 29, 1771. 

xii. Map.garet, bapt. Sept. 13, 1773. 

•York Dcpd.s XXXIV- 5. 
t York Deeds XX Will: 16. 
X York Decda XXIX: 219. 



II. 

WEST, OF BIDDEFORD. 



WEST. 

1. JoHX "West was bom about 15SS, and probably came out from 
England in the "Speedwell " in 1635. His name first appears in the 
meagre annals of the Province of Elaine on April 4, 1637, when it 
was recorded in Saco that "J. West his come, was gathered con- 
trary to order." The next year he became an established planter, 
renting a "mansion house" and one hundred acres of land from the 
patentee of Saco, Mr. Richard Vines, for the substantial terra of one 
thousand years, upon the annual rental of two shiUings and one 
capon.* 

"Jn°. West, gen." was one of the "Grand Jury swome to enquire 
for our Soveraigne Lord the King, and the Lord of this Province" 
at the "first Generall Court houlden here [Saco] the 25^^ day of 
June, 1640, before Richard Vines. Richard Bonython and Henry 
Jocelin, Esquires, and Edward Godfrey, gen., Councillors, unto Sir 
Ferdinando Gorges, Knight, Lord Proprietor of this Province." t 
He served on the jury, at this court, in the suit brought by Mr. 
Foxwell of Blue Point againt Capt. Thom.as Cammock of Black 
Point, nephew of Lord Wanvick, for trespass, and also on the jury 
which decided in favor of the plaintiff the bitterly contested suit of 
George Cleeve v. John Winter over the title to lands at Casco and 
Spurwink, and at the same session of courts he gave evidence against 
Winter on the charge of extortion and lowering the value of the 
colony's currency, which was at that time beaver skin. 

"Mr. Jno. West, being one of the Create enquest, declareth that he 
bought by Willm Cutts of Mr. Jno. Winter a potle of aqua\-ita at 20d. the 
quarte, and one pare of Irish stockins at 2s. and shott at 4d. the pound, 
aboute two monthes since, for which he paid by the said Willni Cutts ii* 
bever at Gs. the pound, being good skin bever, which he himselfe tooke at 
8s. the pound." 

In 1643, as a "Deputy for the Country-," with Francis Robinson, 
Magistrate, he laid out the bounds of Ihe Black Point patent of 
Capt. Cammock. 

West submitted to the government of Massachusetts Bay on 
July 5, 1653. The Massachusetts commissioners immediately ap- 
pointed him a selectman and a judicial officer of the town. 

"for the present year Mr. Thomas WilUanis, Robert Booth, and John 
West are appointed and authorized to end all small causes under 40s ao 
cording to law " 

His estate was increased on July 13, 1653, upon the division of 
to\vn lands, by the "propriety & Title of Cow Yland, with all y'to 
belonging vpon ye sayd Yland." He was again a selectman in 
1654. 

• York Deeds I: 80. 

t Early Recorda of Maine, I: 50-52. 

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18 Ancestry oj Charity Haley 

It is not surprising to find his name affixed, with sixty-nine others, 
to the petition of the Maine towns west of the Saco, addressed to 
Oliver Cromwell, for the continuation of the Massachusetts govern- 
ment. 

In the winter of 1658/9, West's daughter, Mary, wife of Thomas 
Haley of Saco, died under suspicious circumstances. Almost imme- 
diately \Ve5t moved to Wells, where on July 5, 1661, "John West 
of Wells being 73 yeares of age is freed from Trajmeings." He iden- 
tified himself with Rev. John Wheelwright's parishioners in Wells 
and on May 22, 1661, joined in the petition to the Massachusetts 
General Court for the removal of the injunction restraining Rev. 
Seth Fletcher, Mr. Wheelwright's friend, from preaching. He sold 
his large holdings in Saco to Capt. Bryan Pendleton on March 15, 
1G58/9,* and from the will of Capt. Pendleton, we learn that this 
property, on the east side of West Brook, near Saco Falls, contained 
six hundred and forty acres. Cow Island was included in the sale. 
West's wife, Edith, was h\ing at this time. She was probably 
dead in 1661, when he sold his Wells estate of one hundred and 
twenty-four acres to that ready purchaser, Capt. Pendleton. f Two 
years later, between September 29 and October 5, 1663, John West 
died, leaving his property to his four grandchildren, with the strict 
direction that their father, Thomas Haley, should have no voice in 
its management. 

His will follows : 

In the name of god Amen 

I John West being verj- weake & sicke, but In pfect Memory In my sencea 
praysed bee god, I do bequeath my soule to god Almighty \ my body to 
dust, from whence itt came hopeing of a jo^'fuil resurrection through Jesu3 
Christ 

And for those goods which god hath lent mee, I do bequeath into the hands 
of William Coole, for the space of three yeares, for the vsse of my foure 
grandchildren that is to say Ann Haly, Lydea Haly, Samell Haly, & Tho: 
Haly, to bee aequally deuided amongst them at three yeares end, & that yr 
father Thomas Haly shall haue nothing to do with itt And if my grand 
daughter Ann shall marry before three yeares tyme, shee shall haue my 
b*dd & bedding & all belongeth to itt, for her whoole sha\Te, & the rest of 
my estate to them that are aliue: And the abousd WiUiam Coole I do 
giue him the Redd Heffer, and the fatt Hogg & all the Iron Towles, w<=h i.-» 
mine freely, & the vsse of all the Cattle & Increase for three years, with 
the vsse of all the household goods, except y' Ann Haly do Marry before, 
& then shee is to haue the bedd & yt which belongs to itt, alsoe I giue him 
the young steare freely to himselfe. & William shall haue the hay towards 
keepcing the Cattle; I do ow vnto Mr Fryer foure pounds which shall be 
payd out of my goods I alsoe ow vnto Tho: & Francis Littlefejld Jun jo^ 
& y'' mother Twenty three shillings, which shall bee payd out of my good.s 
I ow Mr. Will: Svmionds 1 bushel of peas I giue vmte Francis woolfe my 
best Cayrsey sujte, & my best Hatt & my gray Capp, & my Coloured stock- 
eings I giue ^^lto Mary Reade my HoUane p"illow beare, "& 4 Hollane nap- 
kines & a Remant of Cayrsey, & a small pcell of woll I ow Goodw: 
Crosse 10 s for worke 

•York Deeds I: 81. 
t York D&id& III: 77. 





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w* is owing to mee, St-ephen Batson oweth mee 
Mary Miles oweth mee about eight or 
Willia: Loue of Xewgewanacke oweth mee 
John Syth of Cape Xuttacke oweth mee 
WilHam Norman oweth mee y"- I must pay Mr Fryer 
Mr Fletcher oweth mee 

Mr Preble oweth mee w' I left in his hands w° was Con- 
stable, to bee pd out of tiie Treasury 
More I ow George Parker 1 bush'' of Come & I ow Jo° 

Cloyse 6 days worke 
And I ow William Ashley 7 or 
And I make William Cool'e my whoole executor. &: Administrator of all 
my goods, & I desire Tho: Littlcfejld &: John Read the ouerscers of this my 
la5t Will & testament to see Itt fulfilled with out any frawd or debate 
Dated this 29th of September 1663; & w"" the ouerseers cometh to any trouble 
or charge they shall bee payd Itt out of my goods 
Assigned before vs John West 

Joseph Bowles ' his owne marke 

Tho: Littlefejld his 
marke 

Mary Reade her 
marke 

William Cole, West's friend and trustee, was a parishoner of Rev. 
John Wheelwright, and with him had begun the settlement of Exeter 
in 1G38. In 1640 he was on the Clccve v. Winter ]\iTy at Saco, and 
the date probably marks his removal to ^yells, to which spot he 
was followed by his pastor. He is confused in the notes on the 
Trelawnay Papers * with William Cole of Hampton, his contem- 
porary, whose wife Eunice was persecuted by her neighbors for witch- 
craft. Cole could not have died in 1662, as therein stated, as John 
West's will was not made until the fall of 1663. 
Child of John West : — 

i. Mary, m. Thomas Haley, of Saco, and d. in 1658/9. (See Haley). 
• Coll. of Me. Hist. Soc. New Series, Vol. Ill, p. 235. 



III. 

MAYER, OF BIDDEFORD. 



MAYER. 

1. Walter ^Mayer was liv^ing on the western side of the Saco 
River, in the Province of ]\Iaine, in 1656, probably on one of the 
hundred acre plantations granted by ]\Ir. Vines, the patentee, to the 
first settlers.* His name, which also appears on the town and 
county records as Mar, Mare and Mair, became attached to the 
locahty, and there are man}- references to "Walter ^Nlare's brook" 
in the old books. On Sept. 30, 1659, he bought of ^Nlajor Phillips 
four acres of marsh "near Powder Beife Tree" a lancbiiark by which 
the meeting-house stood in 1658, t and from this it seems probable 
that Mayer's home was at Winter Harbor, in the main settlement. 
"Goody Maier" was assigned a seat in the fourth pew in the meeting- 
house in 1666, and in the third pew, as "G. Mar," in 1674, but 
neither her Christian nor maiden name appears in the records. In 
1670 ]Mayer paid a rate of six shilhngs. During the Indian uprising 
of 1676, he retired to Salem, of which town he was admitted an 
inhabitant, together with many of his Winter Harbor neighbors, 
"being driuen ffrom there habetations by the Barbarious heathen." 
This residence was only temporary, however. He returned to Saco, 
where he was granted fifty acres of upland "at the hcd of his hom 
lot" by the Townsmen on Jan. 5, 16S0, and where he was one of the 
selectmen in 1683. He was driven westward again by the second 
Indian war in 1688. He was a citizen of Boston in 1698, when, on 
June 10, he conveyed to his daughter Sarah, widow of Serg. Thomas 
Haley, Jr., one hundred acres of upland, presumably his original 
plantation, and six acres of marsh in Saco.| This is the last record 
of him which can be found. The births of his children were care- 
fully recorded in Saco under the heading "A Regaster of Water 
Mayers Children." 

Children: — 

i. Judith, b. March Ifi, 1654; m. Giles Read, Nov. 10, 1674. 

ii. Mary, b. Sept. 3, 165G. 

iii. Walter, b. May 2, 1659. 

iv. Sar-a.. b. Feb. 5, 1661; m. Serg. Thomas Haley, .Jr., of Saco; m. 
2nd, Capt. Richard Carr of Salisbury, Feb. 26, 1701/2; d. Jan. 8, 
1726/7. (See Haley.) 

V. Rebecka, b. July 12. 1664. 

vi. Ruth, b. Oct. 20, 1666. 

vii. Elizabeth, b. July 23. 1669. 

viii. Benjamin, b. March 16, 1671/2. He remained in Maine during the 
second Indian War and was a soldier in Capt. Hill's garrison at 
Fort Mary in February, 1699. He was "late of Saco" on July 11, 
1705, when his brother-in-law, Capt. Richard Carr. was appointed 
administrator of his small estate, which consisted of "£7 14s in the 
hands of Cap'n James Gooch of Boston." § 

ix. Love, b. Sept. 29, 1674. 

• Fol.som's History of Biddeford and Saco, p. 183. 
t Folsom's Hiitorv of Biddeford aud Saco, p. 138. 
J York Drods IX: 65. 
§ York Piobale I: 109. 

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IV. 

MARSH, OF BOSTON. 



MARSH. 

1, John ^Iarsh, a currier or dresser of leather, was a resident of 
Boston in 1672, wiien he bought of Theodore Atkinson a small 
plot of land on what seems to have been called Atkinson's Lane.* 
Of his previous history nothing definite is known. f Between 1674 
and 1692 the Boston records note the birth of six children to John 
Marsh and his wife Margaret, whose surname and ancestrv' are also 
undiscovered.^ In 1677 Marsh made a further purchase from Atkin- 
son, the land adjoining his own property and being generally described 
as in the "southward end of Boston." t In 1694/5 John and Alargaret 
sold a part of this lot, on which had been built a "barn or shop," to 
Ebenezer Clough; § and two months later John (his wife not signing 
the deed) sold his dwelling-house and lots, adjoining the land sold to 
Clough, to Richartl Cheever.jl The last record found is the sale on 
September 18. 169S of the first lot purchased from Atkinson, on 
which a house had been built, to Samuel Bridges. Margaret Marsh 
releases her dower.*' These deeds disposed of all of John Marsh's 
recorded purchases in Boston, and from the silence of the records 
in regard to him and the lack of any administration of his estate in 
Suffolk, Norfolk or Middlesex counties, it seems probable that he 
moved away. The marriage of his daughter Susanna took place in 
Boston in 1709, however. 

Children,** born in Boston: — 

i. John, b. July 23, 1674. 

ii. Elizabeth, b. June 7, 1677. 

iii. Susanna, b. Oct. 10, 1GS6; m. Benjamin Halky, Nov. 25, 1709, by 

Rev. Benjamin Wadsworth of Boston. {See Haley.) 
iv. Jacob, b. April 28. 16SS. 
V Zachzus, b. Feb. 10, 1690. 
vi. Margaret, b. April 6, 1692. 

•Suffolk Deeds IX: 332. 

t Some attempt has been made to identify John Marsh with a John Marsh of 
Boston, whose wife Sarah had a son, Bartholomew, born as late as July 3, 1673. The 
first child of John and Margaret Marsh was born July 23, 1674, which makes this 
theor>- improbable. 

i Suffolk Deeds X: 271. 

I Suffolk Deeds XVII: 13. 

II Suffolk Deeds XVII: 73. 
1| Suffolk Deeds XIX: 2,50. 

•• There were probably other children bora between 1677 and 16^6, among whom 
may have been Ann Mash (Marsh, int.) who m. George Hornhuckle Jan. 1, 1707, 
and Mar>- Marsh who m. Thomas Balhatchet May 31, 1707, both in Boston- 



27 



V. 

EDGECOMB, OF SCARBOROUGH AND BIDDEFORD. 



EDGECOMB. 

1. Nicholas Edgecomb arrived at Richmond's Island in the 
Province of Maine about the year 1638. He was a fisherman in the 
employ of Mr. Robert Trelawney, a merchant of Plymouth, England, 
who had several years previously obtained a patent to the island 
and a portion of the neighboring mainland, and had established a 
fishing jmd trading station there in charge of Mr. John Winter.. 
Edgecomb was undoubtedly a native of Devon or Cornwall, as was 
the case with the majoiity of Trelawney's colonists, but the place 
of his birth, and his connection with the distinguished Devonshire 
family whose name he bore are still undetermined. That family 
had already an inteiest in the province, for in 1637 Sir Richard 
Edgecomb of Mount Edgecomb had received from Sir Ferdinando 
Gorges a grant of eight thousand acres lying between Sagadahock 
River and Casco Bay, which, unfortunately for his descendants, he 
took no steps to hold. In 171S, and again in 1756 the Edgecomb 
title was brought forward, but other titles had become firmly estab- 
lished and the claims were disallowed. The latter attempt was 
made, in behalf of Ix)rd Mount Edgecomb, Sir Richard's heir, by 
Mr, John Edgecomb of New London, Conn., a descendant of the only 
other seventeenth century colonist of the name who established 
himself and a family in New England. John Edgecomb. son of 
Mr. Nicholas Edgecomb, a Plymouth merchant, whose descent from 
the Edgecombs of Edgecomb in the parish of Milton Abbot, Devon, 
has been established, settled in New London in 1673. The search 
among the English records which resulted in determining the origin 
of John Edgecomb revealed the fact that during the sixteenth and 
seventeenth centuries the family name was almost without exception 
confined to tlie parishes on the Devon-Cornwall border lying between 
Ta\istock and Plymouth, while the pedigrees in the visitations and 
in the archives of the Earl of ^vlount Edgecomb claim for the various 
families a common origin, the titled family being one of the branches 
of the Milton Abbot stock. 

In the account * drawn up by Mr. Winter on ]\Iay 27, 1639, for 
submission to his principal at Plymouth, is found the first reference 
to Nicholas Edgecomb: 

Nice Edgcombe Debitor 

for Commodities in 163S 

for Commodities this yeare 

for aquauite 

for tobaccko 

for wine 

more pd to ballance this acc<» 

11 

•Tr^tawney Papers, edited by Hon. J. P. Baxter, Collections of the Maine His- 
torical Society, Second Series, Vol. Ill- These papers are also the source of the 
ekccoonta fyUowing. 

31 





17 2 


2 


10 5 




16 li 




2 6 


1 


17 8 


4 


16 H 



32 Ancestry of Charity Haley 

Cont' Creditor for so much to 
ballance his ace** for his tirst yeare 
seruice 
for his Wadges this yeare 



11 



The letters of ^Ir. Winter to -Mr. Trelawney present a lively picture 
of the life at Richmond's Island. Winter himself, efficient, business- 
like and aggressive, directs the labors of the fishermen, loads the 
" Hercules " and the " Richmond " for their trading voyages to " Bil- 
bow" and the Bay, or for the long homeward trip to Plymouth, and 
unceasingly disputes with his neighbors, Cleaves and Cammock, over 
the bounds of the respective patents. jMistress Winter bustles 
through the letters, belaboring her worthless servingmaid " Pryssyila." 
and scolding the forty lusty west-of-England fishers whose hungry 
mouths she must needs fill from a not too well stocked larder. Their 
daughter, Sarah, goes to '' Sacco" to visit the daughters of Mr. Lewis, 
cue of whom is soon to come to Richmond's Island as the wife of the 
minister, I\Ir. Richard Gibson, or makes preparations '' to Keepe a 
house " on her own account when her marriage to Mr. Robert Jordan. 
Mr. Gibson's successor, shall have been celeljrated. And finally, 
there were the men — a troublesome lot, doubtless, drinking far too 
much "aquauite" for the peace of the colony, but not quite the 
worthless rogues their pessimistic overseer so delights to picture. 

Nicholas Edgecomb's name does not appear on Mr. Winter's ac- 
count for the year 1640. He had come to the decision to remain 
permanently in the new countrv^ and, leaving Richmond's Island and 
crossing Black Point and the Scarborough River, he settled upon a 
small plantation at Blue Point, in the patent of Mr. Lewis and Capt. 
Bonython, where he had as sole neighbors the influential planters 
Foxwell and Watts, and George Bearing, the erstwhile " stubborne" 
carpenter of Trela%\"ney"s company. The date of this venture is fixed 
by the affidavit of William Smyth, made in 1670, in which he states 
that when he went to live at Blue Point in 1640 there were then four 
plantations there, those of Richard Foxwell, Henry Watts, George 
Bearing and Nicholas Edgecomb. 

During the following few years Edgecomb returned to Mr. Winter 
for the fishing season and for the harvesting, as the 1642 and 1643 
accounts show. 

"June 10th, 1642. 
Nycholas Edgecombe Debitor 
ffor necessaries deliuered hira out of the house from the 

first of August, 1641, to this day 13 4 ^ 

for money vppon an old acco, 13 7 

for ballance this acco. pd. him heare 16 91 

2 3 9 
Contra due to him 
for his portage money for this years ffishinge 10 

for bis share of mackrell, traine, & for 3 weeks worke at 
harvest & to bring some hay 1 13 9 

2 3 9 



Edgecomh 33 

1643 
"money paid to Nicholas Edgcomb for 3 weeks worke at s 
6s. per weeke is 18 

Some time before July of the year 1641 there came to enter the 
service of Mistress Winter a maid, who, we trust, proved more use- 
ful to that strenuous housewife than the unlamented Priscilla. Her 
name was Wilmot Randall, and she was twenty years old. Winter's 
1642 account gives us the first glimpse of her. 

"May 26th, 1642. 
Willmot Randell Debitor 

ffor necessaries deliuered to her out of the house from the £ s d 
26 th of July,-. 1641, to this day 13 9 

for money bad on the last years acco 5 

for the ballance of this acco, which shall be pd. at the end 

of her yeares servise 2 13 

3 
Contra Creditor 
£for a years wages which wilbe ended the 17th of November 
next 3 

In making up the account, however. Winter reckoned without the 
bachelor planter of Blue Point, or he would not so confidently have 
placed three pounds to Wilmot Randall's credit. Nicholas Edge- 
comb brought home a wife that summer, and paid for impetuosity, 
as the 1643 account shows: 

£ 
"money Receaved from Nycholas Edgecombe for yeldings 
vp of the maid Wilmots tjTae which he married before 
her tjTne was out 5 

"money that was kept backe from Wilmot Randell of the 
yeares servise, beinge she did not serve out her full yeare, 
& I Charged on my last acco: for the whole yeare, & is 13 9 

In the slowly growing settlement at Blue Point the Edgecombs 
spent the following eighteen years, but the details of their life must 
be supplied by the imagination as the records are practically silent. 
In 1658 the government of Sir Ferdinando Gorges was eclipsed by 
the Puritan power of Massachusetts Bay, and the townsmen, includ- 
ing Nicholas Edgecomb, submitted, with little grace, on July 13 of 
that year. Under ^Massachusetts rule the plantations at Black 
Point and Blue Point became the town of Scarborough. 

In 1660 Edgecomb sold the Blue Point farm to Christopher Collins, 
and gave the following deed: * 

Scarborrow 3^ day of Octol/: 1660: 
Bee it knowne v-nto all men by these psents that I Nic : Edgcome now of 
Sacoe planter, with Willmott Edgcome my wife, doe firmely by these Cove- 
nant, grant, bargan, & sell vnto Christopher Collines of Scarborrow shoe- 
maker, all my houses Lands, Corne fejlds, with Marsh Lands therevnto 
belonging, Ujng in Sea -borrough according to my former posession, y* is 
to say Twenty two Acers of vpland & hue acers of Marsh below my dwell- 
ing house, bounded on the south side with a fence from y« vpland, by the 

•YorkDe€daI:lll. 



34 Ancestry of Charity Haley 

side of Two little ponds to lonas Balys Cricke, on the Eastern side from a 
burch tree, along by Mr. Watts his Corne fejld side \'pon a streight Lyne 
to the sea side togcather witth Tenn Accrs of ISIarsh In the westorne marshes, 
the path to Sacoe lijng through y® one end of it & a p^cell of Marsh hjng 
up the River by 'Mr FoxcUs. with another p'"cell of Marsh lijng hj-er vp the 
River in the necke of Land; To haue & to hould all the pniisses, togcather 
with them & y^ appurtenances, to the soole oncly <S: ppcr vsse & behoofe 
of him the sd Christopher Collines. his heyrcs executors Achninistrators & 
assigns for ever: To w^h Covenant well & truly to be pfonned Wee y« sd 
Nic: Edgcome & Wilhnott my Wife, do firmely by these p^ents bind o* 
selues, with heyres executors, Administrators, & assignes witnesse our 
hands & seals the day & yeare aboue written. 

The Marke of 
Nic: Edgcome 

The Marke of Willmott 
Edgcome 
Signed sealed & Deliuered 
In the p^ence of 
The Marke of J.vmes 

GiBBINES 

Peyton Cooke 

He did not move far afield, however, merely crossing the Scar- 
borough line and settling a few miles to the westward, at Goose- 
fair Brook, on the Lewis Patent, in the town of Saco, a large part 
of which was destined to become the property of his grandchildren 
through the marriage of his son Robert with the granddaughter of 
the patentee. 

Two years later he bought of James Gibbins fifty acres, "at 
Gouse-fayre River," "to begine at the bounds of Edw: Clarke de- 
ceased, on the North AVest side of the River, & soe to runne along 
the same side of y^ River vpon a Northerly course, till hee come to 
a Cricke Issueing out of a great pond & soe on the North west side 
of y* Cricke till hee come to the same pond or to the Length of it as 
Itt extends, & soe take all the Length of it & breadth of it between 
ye pond & 3-* woods bee Itt more or less." Another smaller lot 
specified in the same lease was to begin "at his now dwelling house." 
The annual rental to be paid for this farm was "the some of fiue 
shillings Storlg in good ^Pchand^'® bread Come at or vpon the nine 
& Twenteth day of Septembr & two days worke the one at plant- 
ing the other at harvest tyme." * 

In 1G60 Sir Ferdinando Gorges sought to re-obtain control of the 
province of which he was by inheritance the Lord Proprietor. Many 
of the inhabitants, who had chafed under the Puritan government 
of Massachusetts since their submission in 1652, speedily declared 
themselves in his favor, and, until Charles the Second's commis- 
sioners decided in favor of Gorges and restored the pro\incial form 
of government in 1665, the political condition of Maine was chaotic. 
In 1663 Edgecomb and many other freemen of Saco were presented 
by the grand jury- of the Massachusetts government "for their 
neglect in no'-, submitting to such commands as have been required, 
in the due observing of such orders as by oath as freemen they have 

•York Deeds II: 41. 



Edgecomb 35 

bound themselves unto." The jurisdiction of Massachusetts was 
not firmly reestablished until 1680, and the Edgecombs seera to 
have been defiant to the last, for in that very year the name of 
Christopher Edgecomb appears on a petition to the king asking for 
the restoration of his innncdiate authority over the province. In 
other respects the yeoLVs iimnediately following the settlement of 
the family in Saco seem to have been calm and uneventful — at 
any event they are sparsely recorded. On April 24, 1661, Nicholas 
Edgecomb was on a jury to inquire into the death of Thomas Lati- 
mer "which lived with John Chatcr of Wells and ran away from 
him this month and was found drowned in Saco river." The name 
of his wife appears in 1666 and 167-4 on the seating lists of the meet- 
inghouse, which was across the Saco at Winter Harbor. He paid a 
to\vn rate of Ss., 2d.' according to an undated fist, probably made 
about 1670. 

In 1675 King PhiUp's War broke out and the Province of Maine 
suffered severel.y. Farms were abandoned, and the few garrisons 
afforded the only bulwark against capti\'ity and death. The Edge- 
combs seem to have taken refuge with their old neighbors at Black 
Point rather than at the Winter Harbor garrison at the mouth of the 
Saco River. Captain Scottow, the Scarborough commander, records 
in his diary in 1675: "(10:) 2-4, no disturbance, but got in catell 
every day — and about 20 also for one Edgecombe of Sacho." 
All of the sons of the family, except John, were on the Scarborough 
garrison list in the summer of 1677, and the deposition of Michael 
Edgecomb is one of the sources of information regarding the local 
features of the war. 

Nicholas Edgecomb did not long survive the restoration of peace 
in 1678. The exact date of his death is unknown, but it probably 
occurred in the winter of 1681. 

He did not leave a will, and in lieu thereof the following docu- 
ment was recorded: 

"Judith Gibbines aged fiuety five years or there abouts, sworne saj'th that 
this deponent was desired by the late Xicho: Edgscome of Sacoe to under- 
stand from him what his will should bee relating to what hee had after his 
his decease, & then hee touid her hee would Settle It so as none of the rest of 
his children should wrong his soun Robert., & y'"fore his intent was, to leaue 
all to his sonn Robert, to Mantaine his mother, & this was spoaken about 
three weekes or a Moenth before his death, & further sayth not Taken 

vpon oath the IS^'^ of March 1681: before mee Jos: Scottow 

Justs 

John Bonighton aged thirty 4 yeares, sworn testifyeth, to }'« trueth of the 
substance of w*^ Ls aboue testifyd. 

Josua Scottow Just* taken vpon oath before mee 29*^ of March 1681:" 

The "other children" may well have thought that Mistress 
Gibbins viewed the case with a prejudiced eye, as she was the 
mother-in-law of the fortunate Robert. 

An inventory of the very meagre estate was presented on March 28, 
1681. 



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36 Ancestry of Charity Haley 

"An Inuentory of Nicholas Edgscome deceased apprised by us underwritten 

L s d 
Imprs 20 Acers of Marsh land, at 020 00 00 

It Thirty Acers of upland at 15 00 00 

It one Cow & Calfe at foure pounds 04 00 00 

It one Iron pott at eight shillings 00 OS 00 

It one Musket 15s, his weareing Cloaths 05 15 00 

45 03 00 
Humphrey Scamon 
George Page his marke 

Willmot Edgscome wife to the lat€ Nicholas Edgscome appeared before 
mee the 2S^^ day of IMarch 16S1: & made oath y^ this writeing aboue is a 
true & full Inventory of the Estate of the late Nicholas Edgscome deceased, 
her husband 

JOSUA SCOTTOW Just^" 

How long Wilmot Edgccomb survived her husband is not known. 
In 1684 she made the deposition which gives us the approximate 
date of her birth. 

"Wilmot Edgcome aged 64 Years Testified upon oath that coming to 
Live at Blue Point about y^ Year 1641 hath observed for ab' IS. Years 
from that Time M Henry Watts quietly possessed & improved the Marsh 
mentioned m the above UTitten oath of Mr Watts without any legal moles- 
tation that she ever heard of Sworn the 14^^ Day of Aug*. 16S4. 

Before me John Wixcoll 
Jus*, of Peace"* 

The last record is a deed, dated June 8, 1685, in which she describes 
herself as "of the Town of Scarbrough," and by which she conveys 
to Robert Eliot, for £15, fifty acres of marsh and fifty acres of upland 
at Blue Point, '' formerly in the possession and Tenure Peter Shaw and 
J, Collins." The land is not described, but it seems probable that 
it was the original Scarborough farm, leased of Bonython in 1640, 
and that one purpose of the conveyance was to protect Ehot from 
any claim of reversionary interest by the Edgecombs after the fall of 
the estate granted by them to Christopher Collins. One of the wit- 
nesses to the deed was Henrys Elkins, probably the husband of her 
daughter Joanna, and the other was "James Rendel," w'hich leads 
us to wonder whether any of her kindi-ed folloTv'ed Wilmot Randall 
to the New World.f 
Children: — 

2. i. Mary, b. about 1642. 

3. 11. Christopher, b. about 1643. 

4. ill. Joanna, b. about 1649. 

5. Iv. Michael, b. about 1651. 

6. V. John. 

7. vi. Robert, b. about 1657. 

2. Mary^ Edgecomb {Nicholas^) was born about 1642, and was 
married to George Page of Saco in 1664. Folsom believed him to 
have been a son of ]Mr. Thomas Page of Saco whose name appears 
in the book of rates in 1636 and who served as a juror in 1640. 

*YorkDeed3XV.: 36. 
t York Deeds VH: 65. 



Edgeconib 37 

On September 15, 1677, describing themselves as "of Saukadock 
river near Capeporpus" George and Mary Page conveyed to Thomas 
Hawkins of ^larblchead forty acres on Saukadock river '"bounded 
on ye North East Side with Nicholas Edgcomes fence." * George 
Page served the town of Saco in several capacities. In 1673 he laid 
out the upper road from Saco to Dunstan in Scarborough; he was a 
selectman in 16S3. and a juryman in 1GS6. In IGSl the town granted 
him ten acres of upland on the west side of the river. In 1GS3, when 
the new meeting-house was built, the shinghng was his allotted 
task. He was still living in 16S7. 

At the outbreak of the second Indian War ]Mary Page retired to 
Marblehead. Probably she was already a widow, as the IMarble- 
head records make no mention of Page's death. On July 30, 1691, 
in jMarblehead, she married John Ashton, who had been a neighbor 
of the Edgecombs at Blue Point. She was his third wife, her pred- 
ecessors, both., Scarborough women, having been a daughter of 
Andrew Alger of Dunstan, and Susanna, daughter of Mr. Richard 
Foxwell and granddaughter of Capt. Bonython. 

The war was of such long duration that the boundaries of jMaine 
farms and the titles thereto were in some confusion at its close. 
Claims were filed in Boston by the planters or their representatives 
in 1714, and among them is the claim of "the heires of Mrs. Ashton 
alias Page" to sixteen acres of marsh at Gooseiair brook in Saco 
and thirty-four acres of upland bought of ^Ir. James Gibbins on 
May 25, 16S7, The claim was filed by Azor Gale, of ^^larblehead, a 
brother of Nicholas Edgecomb's (10) wife. The term "heirs" was 
probably loosely used, as Mrs. Ashton did not die until 1730, in her 
eighty-eighth year. Only one of her children can be identified with 
certainty. 

i. Geokge Page. George Page of Marblehead, fisherman, deeded to 
Elizabeth BrowTie, on March 12, 1719/20, "all my double Right . . . 
and claim of all my Fathers Lands Tenements . . . which he George 
Page my sd Father late of Saco River . . . died seized & possessed of.t 

(?) ii. Mary Page. A Mary Page m. Joseph Ashton in Marblehead, Aug. 4, 
1700. 

(?) ill. Susanna Page. A Susanna Page m. John Prideux in Marblehead 
Nov. 3, 169S. She m. second Timothy Cummins, May 19, 1701, in 
Marblehead. 

3. Christopher- Edgecomb (Nicholas^) w-as bom about 1643, 
according to his affidavit, which, although it is undated, was prob- 
ably made about 16G8, at the time of a controversy between ^Nlr. 
Foxwell, the principal planter of Blue Point, and the Algers of 
Dunston. 

"The deposition of Christopher Edgecombe about 25 yeares of age & 
Phillipe ffoxwell about 17 yeares of age, 

These deponents make oath that about the last of August or the beginning 
of Septemb'' Li-st past, they wore sent by Mr Richd Foxwell to mowe In the 
meddows next Dunston, & did Mo%v one day, & they went vp the next day 
again & about the r^Iiddle of the day Andrew Alger & his son John carae to 
these deponents, and tould them hee would wish them to leaue of Mo\\ing 

•York Deeds IX: 86. 
t York Deeds XII: 69. 



38 Ancestry oj Charity Haley 

& goe home for hec would carry away all the grase that they cutt in them 
Marshes, Nicholas (sic) Edgcom tould them hee came to do a days & a 
days worke hee would do. The next day these deponents went vp attain & 
Daniell Mr. Fo.xwelLs man went with us also to make vp the hay, & about 
eight or 9 nine of the clocke Andrew Alger came with his two Youngest sonns, 
Matthew & Andrew, & Jacob Rabskine with them to makejvp the Hay \\^^ wee 
had cutt and went to daniell W hee was making of Hay & made vp Hay 
with him soe these Deponents Keept mowing about 2 hourcs, afterwards 
came Mr Richd Foxwcll to the Marsh, & wee went al.-oe to them w'' they 
were makeing vp Hay, and Christopher Edceum heard Mr. Foxwell a>ke 
them w''fc*e they made \-p his hay, & these deponents heard Andrew Alger 
say It was his Hay, and hee would haue it else hee would ly by Itt. & Clu-is- 
topher Edgcum mayd answere rather than wee will see o'' laaboures carried 
away If Mr. Foxwell will say the word Wee will keepe It by force, & these 
deponents heard Mr Foxwell rather than y"" should be any blood spill about 
Itt hee would lose all the Marsh hee had there. Then Andrew Ala:er did 
for«-arne Mr Foxwell of cutting any grass in them Marshes, ]slr. Foxwell 
replyed is all the Marsh yo^«. Good^^ Alger answered all the Marsh from 
pine Poynt to fox Island & from Fox Island to the great gutt, v,-^^ is all the 
sault Marsh with in that fence as we conceive, soe wee tooke our Syths &: 
went away, & as wee were goeing home ward wee see Arthur Alger and John 
Alger comeing into y« Marsh, & further sayth not. onely Christopher 
Edgcom sweareth that y' day in y^ afternoon hee did see Good" Alger & 
his 3 sonns Jon .\ndrcw & ^lathew, Arthur Alger John Palmer & Jacob 
Rabskine carry the (hay) over the River, & maeke It vp on there side." 

Some years later King Philip's "War gave this young man further 
opportunity to exercise his belligerent spirit. He saw service under 
Capt. Scottow in the defense of Scarborough (List of September 
1677), and was li\'ing "Muskett shott from ye Garrison" at Black 
Point on October 12, 1676. He sur\'ived the war and was still 
living in Scarborough in 1680 when he was among the inhabitants 
of the Province of ^Maine who opposed Massachusetts jurisdiction 
and petitioned King Charles II for the restoration of his immediate 
authority over them. No further record of him is to be found. 

4. Joanna- Edgecomb (Nicholas^) was born in Scarborough 
before 1649. The Southgate manuscripts in the possession of the 
Maine Historical Society contain the following deposition which 
serves to identify her. 

"Boston June 1739 

Johanah Punchin Ninety Odd Years of age Declares and Saith that this 
Depont was Borne at Blew Point in the Township of Scarborough at the 
Eastern parts of New England and Knew Andrew and Authur Auger who 
lived at a place Called Dunston which was owned and Settled upon By Said 
Auger, and their Children hved with them and Further this Depont well 
Knew John Astin (aUas) .Ashton who marrycd with Andrew Augers Daugh- 
ter and lived at Said Dunston under Andrew and Auther Auger Said 
Ashton had no Isue By Said Augers Daughter and after his Said Wifes 
Decease, In a Short time he ye Said .Ashton Marryed Mr FoxwelLs Daughter 
By whome Said Ashton had Several Children at Blew Point whare Said 
Ashton Lived with Said Foxwell and did nott Returne Ajrain to Said Dunston 
& Further this Depont Saith that when the wars Broke Out Said Ashton 
Removed to the Create Island so Called in Piscatiqua and their his Said 
wife daughter to Said Foxwell Died and Said .\shton Soon after Removed to 
Marblehead whare he lived Some time & then Marryed Vvith this Deponts 



Edgecomb 39 

Sister Mary Page and whose Maiden Name was Marj' Edcomb Daughter 
of Nicholas Edcomb Father of the Depont : and Further this Dcpont Well 
knew Mary Ashton Daughter of John Ashton aforsd: who ]\Iarryed with 
Giffer Libbyes Son & Said Ashton Never had any Land of his Owne in ye 
Towne of Scarborough that Ever I ye Depont herd off ye Said Ashton Lived 
& Died at Marblehead aforsd: 
Suffolk ss Boston June 16, 1739. 

Joanna Puncheon being carcfull}'^ Examined made oath to the aforsd 
Declaration, it being distinctly read to her. She being blind did not Sign it. 
Axel Roberts the adverse Party living about Twcnt\- miles from the Place of 
Caption was not notify'd to be present the Depont Living more than Thirty 
miles from York the Place of Tryall — 

Before me Daniel Henchman Just Peace" 

Search of the Boston records fails to reveal any Edgecomb- 
Puncheon marriage, nor is the death record of Joanna Puncheon 
found. The marriage of William Punchin of Boston and Joanna 
Elkins, at Marblehead, on May 1, 1693, however, seems to solve 
the problem. There was an Elkins family in Scarborough, during 
the period of the first settlement, one of the members of which was 
undoubtedly the first husband of Joanna Edgecomb. i\Larblehead 
having been the refuge of the other members of her family during 
the wars, it is not surprising to find the widow Elkins among them. 

In seeking to identify the husband of Joanna Elkins, the Scar- 
borough and York County records offer nothing which can be con- 
sidered conclusive. The fact that Henry Elkins witnessed the deed 
from Widow Wilmot Edgecomb to Robert Eliot in 1685 * gives a 
clue, however. On the Black Point garrison list of 1677 Henry 
Elkins' name immediately follows those of the Edgecomb family, he 
and Robert Edgecomb li\ing three shots from the garrison. Between 
1663 and 1087 he frequently appears as a witness to conveyances 
or as inventorj'-taker, but never in a more enlightening capacity. f 
His connection with the other Elkinses of Scarborough, and their 
connection with each other is equally vague.t 

If Joanna (Edgecomb) (Elkins) Puncheon left children, they have 
not been identified. 

5. Michael- Edgecomb (Nicholas^) was bom about 1651. He 
was on the Black Point garrison list in 1677. He was undoubtedly 

• York Deeds VII : 55. 

t York Deods I: 155; V: 18:VI:11:VI: 77; XII. 179: 

X Thomas Elkins wa3 an under marshall for Sir Ferdinando Gorgea in 1640 (Maine 
H. & G. Roc. IX: 234). Edraond Elkin witnessed a deed of Black Point land in 1651 
(York Deeds VII: 187). Christopher Elkine, Senr. of P.lack Point made a deposi- 
tion in 1G64 (York Deeds I: 154). Christopher Eilkin«^s, Planter, of Black Point 
conveyed to Capt. Scottow one-half of the plantation and dwelling-house of his late 
father, who had conveyed it to him in 1663, on June 2U, 1667 (York Deeds II: 25); 
and in 1669, Scottow quit-claimed to Peter Hinkson, in two separate deeds, the marsh 
sold him by Thomas and Christopher Elkins, in behalf of their father, all of them 
'"late of ScarlxirouKh, deceased" (York Deeds II: 154, IV: 40). Oliver Elkins 
married Jane, dau£;hter of Mr. Thomas Purchase of Pejepscot before 16S3 (York 
Deeds IV: 17). It is probable that members of this Elkins family were later resi- 
dents of Salem where Tiiomas, son of Oliver Elkins, was born October 30, 16*9, and 
where the births of nine children of Thomas and Sarah Elkins were recorded between 
1674 and 1695/6. This Sarah Elkins was a daughter of Robert "Gutch" (Gooch) 
of Kennebec, and she was still living, a widow, in 1721 (York Deeds X: 150). A 
Henry Elkins. pos.sibly the Henry h(jrn to Thomas and Sarah in Salem on July 16. 
1691, was in Portsmouth, New Hampshire from 1731 to 1734 with his wife Catherine. 



40 Ancestry of Charity Haley 

the "Miles" Edgecomb whose deposition, quoted bj^ Hubbard,* 
the contemporary historian of the war, states that he was about 
twentj^-five years of age and was at Black Point when "nine of 
Winter Harbour Men were fighting with the Indians upon the 
Sands opposite said Place, and saw sundrie Men come to ^Nlr. 
Scottow importuning and professing themselves that he would send 
over some Ayde to those poore distressed IMen, whoe they were 
afraide would be overcome by the Indians except they had speedie 
Reliefe, being within soe small Compass that they plainlie did see 
that the Number of the Heathen w^as farr exceeding the English: 
notwithstanding all this ]Mr. Scottow would not sutYer a Man to 
goe to help them. Then came John Lux and asckt him if he was 
not ashamed to stand still with so manie armed Men and suffer 
nine "Winterharbour ]\Ien to bee murthered by the cursed heathen! 
Come sales Lux, putt mee some IMen into my Shallopp and I will 
foarthwith, by the Helpe of God pull them on shoare in Little Riv- 
ver: being then neare high Water, and thereby, I doubt not but wee 
shall saive some of their Lifcs. All which, boathe talkeing and 
haveing in View that sad Sight, would not moove Mr. Scottow to 
releife those poore English, who for Want of Helpe weare found 
slaine neare to the aforesaide River, wheare Lux would have landed 
Ayde if he could have gott anie from said Scottow." The deposi- 
tion was sworne to on July 20, 1676, before IMajor Brian Pendleton 
of Saco. No further record of [Michael Edgecomb is found. 

6. John- Edgecomb (Nicholas^) was living within one musket 
shot of the Black Point garrison in 1676. The only additional 
records of him are found in Saco, just before the outbreak of the 
second Indian War. He was a selectman in 16S6 and 16SS, and in 
1686 was one of a Committee in charge of building a parsonage for 
Rev. William Milbume. He and Benjamin Blackman were to see 
the house framed, raised and enclosed, while his brother-in-law, 
George Page, was in charge of the shingling.t In 16S7 he bought 
fifteen acres of marsh at Little River of Philip Foxwell.t 

The following Edgecombs of Marblehead were undoubtedly 
grandchildren of Nicholas of Scarborough. During the almost 
total abandonment of the ■Maine towns from the outbreak of hos- 
tihties in 1690 to their reorganization in about 1720, many of the 
inhabitants of Scarborough found refuge in the fishing settlements 
of ^Massachusetts, and among those who settled in Marblehead were 
Robert Edgecomb and his sister Man,' Page. AVhether the four 
whose names follow numbered a father and mother whose names 
have not come down to us among the many victims of the border 
attacks will probably never be known. The records give no trace 
of their parentage. The fact that the brother-in-law of one of them 
presented an Eastern Claim for Mar^' (Edgecomb) (Page) Ashton 
puts the relationship beyond any reasonable doubt. They are 
placed here merely because John Edgecomb is the only son of Nicho- 
las, except Robert, of whom we find any trace after 1680. 

• The History of the Indian Warg. Drake's Edition, Vol. II, p. 125. 
t Folsom'd Historv of Saco, p. 137. 
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8. i. Srs.vNNA Edgecomb, m. John Rhodes Aug. 6, 1696, in Marblehead. 

9. ii. Mary Edgecomb, m. John Palmer Dec. 3, 1702, in Marblehead. 

Children, bapt. in Marblehead: — 

1. Mary Palmer, bapt. March 27, 1715; a Mary Palmer m. 

John Kdly Nov. 21, 1723. 

2. Deborah Palmer, bapt. March 27, 1715; m. Samuel Boden, 

June 3, 1729. 

3. Eleanor Palmer, bapt. March 27, 1715; m. Thomas Stephen, 

June 3, 1729. 

10. iii. John Edgecomb. 

11. iv. Nicholas Edgecomb. 

7. Robert- Edgecomb (Nicholas^) was bom in 1657, while his 
parents were still living on their plantation in the Bonython patent 
at Blue Point. With his brothers he was on the Black Point gar- 
rison hst of September, 1677. He was his father's sole heir and 
inherited the Goosefair Brook farm in 1681. He married Rachel, 
daughter of Ensign James and Judith (Lewis) Gibbins, and grand- 
daughter of 'Mv. Thomas Lewis, to whom, with Capt. Richard 
Bonython, was granted the territory between the Saco and Scar- 
borough rivers by the Plymouth Company in 1630. Through this 
marriage his descendants became the proprietors of large sections 
of the present city of Saco, after the division of the Lewis estate in 
1730. 

During the second Indian war, Edgecomb abandoned his INIaine 
farm for ^Marblehead, where he remained with his family from 1690 
until 1718. In 1718 he sold fifty acres "on y« Northerly Side of 
Saco river in y^ town formerly Called Saco Town Now Named 
Biddiford," lying between the land of Humphrey Scammon and 
Thomas Hawkins (the lattcr's property having been purchased from 
George Page in 1677), and six acres at Goosefair brook, to William 
Jones of }3oston.* This was probably his father's farm, as the 
Hawkins property was bounded by Nicholas Edgecomb's fence in 
1677. He returned to Biddeford about 1720. In the First Church 
pew allotments of 1727 we find "Mr. Robart Edgcom Sener from 
th"; pulpaet to the alootment in the nor. west cornere in the south 
west end . . . £7-0-0." In a deposition in the case of Tyler v. 
Burnum, dated March 27, 1729, he stated that he was seventy-three 
years of age and that he lived in Scarborough "fifty years 
ago." 

Mrs. Edgecomb died on January 13, 1724, aged 63. Robert 
Edgecomb died on June 1, 1730, aged 73. They were buried at 
Rendezvous Point on the Saco River, where their gravestones still 
stand. The inventories of his estate in Biddeford and Marblehead 
follow : — 

York, ss. A true inventory of all & singular the goods, chattels, rights 
and credits of Robert Edgcomb late of Biddeford, yeoman deceiised, takea 
and apprised by order of John Wheelwright, E.sr4'r, Judge of Probate this 
tenth day of July, 1730, by Humphrey Scammon, Ebea<' HiU & Richard Stim- 
son which is as followeth, viz. 

'York Deeds IX: 240. 



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42 Ancestry of Charity Haley 

Imp.^ To one third part of six lots of land & marshes £ s d 

in the first di\'ision laid out to Hannah Mace 
To 14 acres of marsh at Goose fair 
To 6i acres of Marsh on Saco river 
To 30 acres of land on the Southwest of Saco 
To Neal cattle of sundry ages 
To horse kind 
To sheep 
To swine 

To one bed & furniture ' 

To wareing apparrell 
To Iron work with chains 
To Brass 
To Pew ter 
To fire lock 
To one pair of wheels 
To Chest and Draws & chairs 
To one Dwelling house 
To a Pew in the meeting house 

Sum Total! £ 354 9 6 * 

humphery sca-mmon. 
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York, ss. July 20th, 1730. 

Robert Edgconib and Thomas Edgcomb, Adm.®^- on the above Estate 
f)ersonally appearing before me the Subs and made oath that the several 
articles above mentioned is all the estate they know of belonging to the said 
deceased, and if anything more hereafter shall come to their knowledge they 
will give it into the Regist."- office. 

John Wheelwright, Judg. prob^*- 
Recorded from the original & compared. 

"^ Charles Frost. Registr.* 

Esse.x, ss. To the Hon^^'e John Appleton, Esq.'' Judge of ye Probate to & 
for the County of Essex: 

Pursuant to an order from your Honour we have apprised the Real Estate 
of Robert Edgcome, Dec'd, consisting of one Dwelling House and Garden 
in Marble Head which we value to be worth one Hundred &: Thirty Pounds; 
given under our hands the 27th Day of July 1730. 

D.\\^D Parke 
Thomas Ware 
Thqs. Ro.ades. 
Marble Head, July 27th, 1730. 

The,«e are to certifie that the apprisors of ye abovesaid estate were sworn 
& there examined. 

■^ John Appleton, J. Prob*. 
Recorded from ye original & compared. 

^ Charles Frost, Registr.f 

The administrators sold the ^larblehead estate to Joseph Majory 
on January 26, 1731. t 

• York Probate IV: 82. 
t York Probate IV: 125. 
j Essex Deeds Gl: 15. 



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Children, baptized in INIarblehead : — 

12. i. James, bapt. Apr. 24, 1692; d. before 1730, probably unmarried. 

13. ii. Judith, bapt. Apr. 24, 1692; m. Abraham Towxsexd of Biddeford, 
Dec. 8, 1720. He was a son of Samuel and Abigail (Davis) Town- 
send of Rumncy Marsh, Mass., and was b. May 20, 1682. His 
first wife was Mary Eustice, who d. June 28, 1718. Judith (Edge- 
comb) Townsend sold her inheritance from the Lewis-Gibbins 
estate to John Bartlon of Kittery in 1737.* Townsend d. May 20, 
1746. His widow d. on Dec. 2, 1773. 

Children : — 

1. Thomas Tovmsend, b. Oct. 29, 1722. 

2. Samuel Townsetid, h. Feb. 14, 1725. 

3. James Toicn^^end, h. July 31, 1730. 
NiCHOL.\s, bapt. Apr. 24. 1692; d. before 1730, probably unmarried. 
Elizabeth, bapt. Oct. 22, 1693; d. before 1730, probably unmarried. 
Robert, bapt. May 19, 1695. 
Mary, bapt. Aug. 19, 169S; m. David Young of York. She died 

before the division of the Gibbins estate, leaving an only daughter, 
Mary Young, to inherit her share. David Young, who had re- 
moved to Scarborough, was appointed his daughter's giiardian on 
July 21, 1730, three weeks after her grandfather Edgecomb's 
death. In a deed from Pendexter to Scamman, dated March 24, 
1734, "ye Marsh of Mary Young, a minor," at Goosefair Brook, 

is mentioned.! David Young m. second, before 1729, Anna , 

and had children born in Scarborough. 

Child: — 

1. Mary Young. She d. Oct. 20, 1738, aged seventeen years, 
11 months, 14 days, and unmarried. She is buried be- 
side her grandfather and grandmother Edgecomb. 
18. vii. Thomas, bapt. May 25, 1701. 

10. JoiiN^ Edgecomb (John,-? Nicholas^), of Marblehead, mar- 
ried Grace, daughter of John and Rose Kelly, on December 11, 1710. 
He followed the sea, and is called "fisherman" and "mariner" until 
the latter part of his life, when he became an innholder. 

On August 21, 1713, he bought of James Smith, mariner, of Boston, 
a house and lot of land in Marblehead for £160,+ and on January 31, 
1714/5 he purchased a right in the Marblehead common lands from 
Richard Craft. § 

Grace Edgecomb and her husband and her sister and brother-in- 
law, Elizabeth and John Pickett, released to their mother, Rose 
Kelly, all their right in the real estate of their late father, John 
Kelly, for £87 : 7 : 2 on August 1, 1719.|1 

John Edgecomb cUed early in 1723. Administration on his estate 
was granted to his \\ddow on April 8 of that year. She presented an 
inventory showing personal estate valued at £253 : 5, and realty 
worth £250. Before she settled her account Grace Edgecomb had 
built, on land of the estate, a new house which must have been a 
more pretentious dwelling than the family had theretofore occupied 
as it was described by her son, John Edgecomb, in 1740, as a "Man- 
sion house in Marblehead on the northeast side of my father's old 
house." 

•York Deeds XVIII: 272. 
t York Deeds XVII: 60. 
J Essex Deeds 3.3: 28. 

Essex Deeds 42: 206. 

Essex Deeds 36: 156.' 



44 Ancestry of Charity Haley 

On May 8, 1726, Grace Edgecomb married James Perr\Tnan, and 
the births of two of their children are recorded in Marblehead — ■ 
Bartholomew in 1728. and James in 1730. They were liN-ing in 
Boston in 1738, when her son Nicholas Edgecomb writes to ^Marble- 
head "my father in loaw being going to sea and my mother danger- 
ously ill, not likely to live long." 

Children, born in Marblehead: — 

19. i. John, b. AprU 5, 1712. 

20. ii. Mary, b. August 7, 1715; m. Galley Wright, November 3, 1744. 

He was a son of Capt. Craft aad Elizabeth (Galley) Wright of 
Marblehead. 

21. iii. Grace, b. Xov. 19, 1719; d. between 1725, when her mother was 

appointed her guardian, and 1738, when she is not mentioned in 
the distribution of her father's estate. 

22. iv. Elizabeth, b. Xov. 29, 1719; m. Aaron Tucker, Oct. 12, 1736. 

Children, bapt. in Marblehead: — 

1. Grace Tucker, bapt. Nov. 6, 1737. 

2. Andreiv Tucker, bapt. Nov. 4, 1739. 

3. Mary Tucker, bapt. June 6, 1742. 

23. V. NICHOL-^.s, b. June 19, 1723. * 

10. NiCHOLA.s^ Edgecomb (John,-? Nicholas^) married Mary, 
daughter of Ambrose Gale, on December 25, 1712, in ^Marblehead. 
She died August 24, 1719. He married, second, on June 14, 1720, 
Miriam Stacey. He was a fisherman. In 1724/5 he was adminis- 
trator of the estate of his brother-in-law, Ambrose Gale, Jr. * On the 
death of Ambrose Gale, Sr., Edgecomb was appointed guardian of 
his own son, Nicholas, than about twelve years of age, presumably 
to care for his inheritance from his grandfather f On May 9, 1738 
he was made guardian of his nephew Nicholas, son of his brother 
John.J At this time he was still of Marblehead, but as neither his 
death nor the settlement of his estate is recorded, he may have 
later moved away. 

Children: — 

24. i. Nicholas, bapt. Nov. 22, 1713. 

25. ii. Sarah, bapt. May 5, 1717; m. Nicholas Pickett of Marblehead, 

Dec. 12, 1734. He was the son of Nicholas and Jane Pickett, and 
was bapt. March 16, 1718, in Marblehead. 

Children, bapt. in Marblehead : — 

1. Mary Pickett, bapt. Sept. 7, 1735. 

2. Nicholas Edgecomb Pickett, bapt. Au?. 24, 1737; m. Mary- 

Green, March 6, 1760; d. "in an Advanced Age," Apnl 
1, 1809. 

3. Miriam Pickett, bapt. Nov. 8, 1741. 

4. Miriam Pickett, bapt. Oct. 16, 1743. 

16. Robert^ Edgcomb {Robert,- Nicholas^) was bom in 1695 fgrave- 
stone record) and was baptized in Marblehead on May 19 of that 
year. He returned with his father to Maine and lived in Biddeford 
on the Saco side of the river, presumably on the six hundred acres 
laid out to him in 1720. He married Sarah Elwell of Kittery, whose 
brothers had settled in Biddeford. § She was born in Gloucester, 

•Essex DeedaSl: 131. 

t Essex Probate No. 8.579. 
i t'ssex Probate No. 8578. 

I Essex Deeds 59: 32. 



Edgecotrib 45 

January 28, 1703, and was a daughter of Robert and Sarah (Gardner) 
Elwell. Robert Edgecomb was one of the administrators of his 
father's estate in 1730, and that same year he disposed of his inheri- 
tance from his great-grandfather, Mr. Lewis, the patentee of Saco, 
to John and Joseph Fabian for £150.* He was a member of the 
First Church, and acted as tythingman in 1744. On August 11, 
1764, only a month before his death, he deeded his land, houses 
and property of all sorts, in Peperellboro, as the Saco side of the 
river was then called, including a "Pue in meetinghouse adjoining 
De^rings," to his son Nicholas. f He died September 25, 1764. 
His wife died December 13, 1760. Their gravestones are standing in 
the Rendevous Point graveyard, Robert Edgecomb's bearing merely 
his initials. 

Children: — 

26. i. Sarah, b. April 19, 1722. Xo marriace or death record appears. 

Several circumstances point to the conchision that she m. Ezr:i 
DavLs, son of Capt. John and Elizabeth (Basford) Davis of Bidde- 
ford, who was b. in Biddeford P^eb. 20, 1719/20. Amonc: the 
children and grandchildren of Ezra and iSarah Davis, the typical 
Edgecomb names, Xicholas, Pcobcrt, James and Jemima occur 
with marked frequency, none of them bavins; a sinele bearer in 
the families of Ezra Davis's immediate ancestors or of his brothers. 
Three of their sons, Ezra, Xicholas and James, were members 
of the group of Biddeford young men and women, most of whom 
were children and grandchildren of Robert and Sarah (Elwell) 
Edgecomb, including Xicholas fMgccomb, Benjamin and Jemima 
Nason, and John and Mary Xason, who settled in the southern 
part of the town of Limington after the close of the Revolution. 
The coincidence of these two circumstances, similarity of names 
and family emigration, while far from conclusive, are of somewhat 
unusual importance in dealing with Biddeford families of this 
period, when the settlement was extremely small and the number 
of marriageable girls limited. Ezra Davis d. July 26, ISOO. His 
wife's death is not recorded. 

Children of Ezra and Sarah ( ) Davis: — 

1. Eunice Davi^, bapt. May 1, 1743. 

2. Sarah Davis, bapt. Mav 1, 1743. 

3. Elizabeth Dams, bapt. Alar. 24, 1745. 

4. Ezra Dnt-is, bapt. May 22, 174S. 

5. John Dans, bapt. May 24, 1751. 

6. Nicholas Davis, bapt. June, 1753. 

7. Jemima Davis, bant. Oct. 26, 1755. 

8. Mary Daids, bapt." Apr. 30, 175S. 

9. James Dans, bapt. June 15, 1760. 

27. ii. Robert, b. March 26, 1725; no further record, prob. d. young. 

2S. iii. Rachel, b. Aug. 20, 1727 and bapt. bv the Scarborough minister 
Aug. 14, 17.30; m. Wii.mam Haley, Xov. 6, 1746. (See Haley.) 

29. iv. Jemima, b. March 18, 1729/30; m. Benjamin Xason, Dec. 4, 1747 

and lived in Limington; d. Feb. 23, 1815. 

30. 'v. Mary, b. March 31, 1733. She m. John Xason, .Tune 6, 1751. In 

1760 he bought lots 8 and 10 of the First Division of Xarragan- 

• York Deeds XIV: ISO. 
t York Deeds XXXIX 13. 



46 Ayicestry of Charity Haley 

sett No. 1 (Buxton) from Samuel Rolfe, and settled there. He 
was the first town clerk, and a deacon of the First Church. In 
1780 he moved to Limington. 

Children: — 

1. Charity Xason, bapt. July 19, 1752. 

2. John Nason, bapt. Maj' 19, 1754. 

3. Margaret NasoJi, bapt. June 20, 1756. 

4. John Xason, b. May 29, 175S. 

5. Joseph Xason, b. ^iav 12. 1760. 

6. Sarah Xason, h. Mav 8, 1762. 

7. Edward Xason, b. ^lar. 31, 1764. 

8. Robert Xason, b. Apr. 5, 1766. 

9. Moses Xason, h. Apr. 17, 176S. 

10. Benjamin Xason, b. July 12, 1770. 

11. Scmud Xason, h. Aug. 9, 1772. 

12. Xicholas Xason, b. Mar. 21, 1776. 

31. vi. Charity, b. Oct 6. 17.35. She m. Thomas Rumerv, .Jan. 28, 17.VS. 

He was a son of Edward and Sarah Rumery of Biddeford, and was 
b. Dec. 27, 1733. 

Children : — 

1. Edward Rumery, bapt. Nov. 25, 1766. 

2. Charity Rumery, m. Thomas Gould. 

32. vii. NiCHOL.\s, b. March 13, 1740. He served in the Revolution^as a 

private in Capt. Benjamin Hooper's Co. from July 17, 1775 to 

, Dec. 31, 1775. He became one of the tir.st settlers of Limmgton, 

^/^ and was chosen a selectman at the incorporation of the to^vn. 

His first wife was Maky , who died in Saco, May 2S, 1774. 

He married second Elizabeth Tarbox, March 1, 177S. The will of 
Nicholas Edgecomb, Gentleman, of Limington, vras proved Doc. 
13, 1813, and mentions his wife Elizabeth, sons Xicholas (Major), 
Robert, and William, dau>rhter Mary Nason, and grandsons Ben- 
jamin and John Edgecomb.* 

Children : — 

1. Nicholas, bapt. Feb. 23, 1766. 
U 2. Robert, bapt. Mav 3, 1768. 

3. William, bapt. Aug. 19, 1770. 
4; Mary, bapt. Feb. 14, 1773. 

5. Sarah, bapt. Nov. 16, 1779. 

6. Benjamin, bapt. 1782. 

18. Thomas^ Edgecomb (Robert,^ Nicholas^) wa.s born about 169S, 
and was baptized in Marblchead on May 25, 1701. He returned to 
Biddeford \s4th his parent.s and married there, on Felj. 10, 1725, 
Sarah, daughter of Pendleton Fletcher. Jr. In 1728 he received a 
grant of thirty acres from the town. He wa.s one of the adminis- 
trators of his father's estate in 1730. He sold his share of the Lewis- 
Gibbins estate to Samuel Boothby on June 5, 1732,t and on July 11. 
1734 bought of Dr. Alexander Buhnan seventeen acres in Biddeford.* 
He died October 17, 1778, and his widow August IG, 1790, aged 92. 




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tYork Deeds XVI: 22.3. 
J York DeeUeXVl: 206. 



Edgecomb , 47 

Children, born in Biddeford: — 

33. i. Thomas, b. Oct. 19, 1727. 

34. ii. R.\cui:l, b. May 23, 1730: m. Matthias Redlon, Dec. 9, 174S. 

35. iii. James, b. Nov. 28, 1734; m. Reliance Thompson ("Eliane" in 

the Biddeford record) in 1706. and lived at Edgecomb's meadow 
in Saco. He died during the Revolutionary War while on hi? 
way to visit his son James who was lying wounded at Yorktown. 

Children : — 

1. James, h. July 25, 1757. 

2. Thomas, b. Oct. 19, 175S. 

3. Reliance, b. July 26, 1760; d. Apr. 10, 1767, when her 

father's house burned. 

4. Sarah, h. Apr. 2, 1762; d. Mav 6, 1766. 

5. Lydia, h. Sept. 22, 17G3. 

6. John, b. May 19, 1765. 

7. Aaron, b. May S, 1767. 

8. Pendlelon, h. Apr. 26, 1770. 

9. Ezekiel, b. June 6, 1773. 

10. Daniel, b. June 11. 1775. 

11. Samuel, b. June 22, 1777. 

36. iv. Hannah, b. Sept. 30, 1735; m. Joseph Cousins, June 2S, 1754. 

He was a son of Ichabod Cousins of Kennebunk. and was b. Sept. 
2, 172S. 

37. V. John. b. May 25, 1738. 

3S. vi. Samuel, b. Aug. 29, 1739; m. Molly Deep.ing, Dec. 7, 1762 and 
hved at Saco ferry. He d. July 31, 1795. She d. Aug. 31, 1S26. 

Children: — 

1. Samuel, b. Oct. 25, 1764. 

2. Robert, b. Mav 4, 1767. 

3. John, b. Dec. 4, 1768. 

4. Elias, h. June 7, 1770. 

5. Noah, b. June 14, 1773. 

6. Sarah, bapt. Jan. 14, 177S. 

7. Eunice, bapt. May 6, 1781. 

8. Thomas, bapt. Sept. 13, 17S4. 

9. Mark, bapt. Sept. 13, 17S4. 

10. Mary. 

11. Hannah. 

39. vii. GiBBiNS, b. May 9, 1743; m. Rhoda Elwell daughter of John and 
Ehzabeth Elwell of Saco, June 21, 1768. He saw e.xtensive ser- 
vice in the Revolution, beinn successively with Capt. William 
Crocker at Falmouth from March 1, 1776 "to Nov. 23. 177ji, with 
Capt. Andrews in Col. Fogg's Regiment at Fishkill in 17/8, and 
with Col. Benjamin Tupper at West Point from June 17, 1778 to 
March 17, 1779. He d. in Gardiner, Me., on Feb. 17, 1817. 
His widow d. July 6, 1S22. 

Children: — - -v^ 

1. Rhoda,h. July 20, 1768; m. John Runnells of Scarborough, 

and d. Mar. 27, 1S65. 

2. Gibbin."^, h. Apr. 13. 1770. 

3. Joseph, b. Apr. 2. 1772. 

4. Mary, h. May 28, 1774. 

6. Hannah, b. Nov. 28, 1776; m. Jonathan Fogg of Scar- 
borough, and d. June 5, iS45. 

6. Thomas, h. Apr. 18, 1781. 

7. Lillis, b. Apr. 18. 17S1. 

8. Rachel, h. July 20, 1783, 

9. Abigail, b. Apr. 30, 1786. 

10. Eliphalet, b. Mar. 26, 1792. 

11. WUliam, b. Mar. 26, 1792. 



48 Ancestry of Charity Haley 

40. viii. Robert, b. Oct. 27, 1745. Lived in Saco. He was a private in 
Capt. Benjamin Larrabee's Co., Col. Mitchell's Repiment on the 
Penobscot expedition, serving from July 9 to Sept. 12, 1779. 
The inarriape recorded between Robert Etlgecoinb and Elizabeth 
Fletcher, Jan. 18, 1773, in Arundel, probably refers to him. 

Children: — 

1. Roger, h. Oct. 21, 1767. 

2. Robert, h. Sept. 11, 1774. 

3. Letn, h. 1776. 

4. John, h. 1778. 

5. Isaac, b. 1780. 

6. Sarah. 



VI. 

LEWIS AND GIBBINS OF SAGO. 



MR. THOMAS LEWIS OF SACO, HIS FAIMILY AND ESTATE. 

1. On February' 12, 1629, the Council for the affairs of New 
England in America, otherwise known as The Pl\-mouth Company, 
granted by patent * to Thomas Lewis, gentleman, and Capt. Richard 
Bonython a tract of land on the north side of the Saco river in what 
was to be known as the Province of Maine, extending four miles 
from the mouth of the river and eight miles inland. A similar grant 
on the south side of the Saco, to John Oldham and Richard Vines, 
gentlemen, was made on the same day. This was not the beginning 
of Mr. Lewis's interest in the New World, however. The patent 
states that he "hath already been at the charge to transport him- 
self and others to take a view of New England ... for the bettering 
of his experience in advancing of a Plantation," and so it is fair to 
presume that he had some pre\ious knowledge of his future estate. 
The patentees bound themselves to transport fifty persons to their 
colony within seven years, and to pay a nominal ground rent to the 
Council. 

June 28, 1631, found Mr. Lewis arrived from England and entering 
into the possession of his property, livery of seisin being given by 
Mr. Edward Hilton of New Hampshire, one of the several commis- 
sioners nominated in the patent by the Council, in the presence of 
Thomas Wiggin, James Parker, Henry Watts and George Vaughan. 
Mr. Lewis then proceeded, in his turn, as attorney for the Council, 
to give Mr. Hilton possession under his patent to Piscataqua, in 
New Hampshire, which document he probably brought from Eng- 
land with his own. The exact location of ]\Ir. Lewis's residence is 
uncertain, but it is probable that he lived near the lower ferry at 
the mouth of the river, in the house which was later the property 
of his son-in-law, Lieu. Gibbins. Mr. Vines had settled upon the 
land covered by his patent in 1630, building his house at Winter 
Harbor, now known as Biddeford Pool, and surrounding himself 
with a goodly number of planters. The patents on both banks of 
the river were known by its name, Saco. The Ph-mouth Company 
did not send out a governor to administer the affairs of the colony. 
The planters seem to have taken matters into their own hands, 
however, and to have entered into an agreement, or "combination," 
the terms of which have not survived, which constituted the basis 
of .self-government, the document embodying it being in the custody 
of Mr. Lewis. 

' In 1635, the Council, after granting a patent to Sir Ferdinando 
Gorges which included within its limits all of their former juris- 
diction, gave up their charter to the throne. The new over-lord, 
calling his province New Somersetshire, appointed Capt. W. Gorges 
its governor, and granted commissions as counsellors to the most 

• The original patent is in the Library of the Maine Historical Society, Portland. 
It ia printed in the Farnham Papers, Vol. I, p. 117, and in iolsom'a History of Bidde- 
ford and Saco, Appendix. 

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52 Ancestry of Charity Haley / 

prominent patentees and gentlemen then residing within its borders 
among them Mr. Le^is. The new government, sitting also as a 
court of law, convened "in the house of Capt. R. Bonvthon in 
Saco, tills 25th day of March, 1636, present, Capt. R. Bonvthon 
Capt. U. Gorges, Capt. Cammock, Mr. H. Jocelvn. Mr. T. Purcha^^e 
E. Godfrey and T. Le^is, Gents." The session seems to have been 
a stormy one for Uv. Lewis. He and Capt. Bonvthon had had a 
dispute with IMrs. Joan Vines, the wife of the Winter Harbor pat- 
entee, who was apparently abroad at the time, in regard to the 
title to one of the islands in the river. The court dealt with the case 
as follows: "To the request of Mrs. Joan Vines, and an order of 
bir 1. Gorges as per the same at large appeareth, and other circum- 
stances us inducing, concerning the diti'erence between Capr R 
Bonython and Mv. T. Lewis against Mrs. Joan Vines, concerninc^ 
the planting of corn on the island where she planted formcrlv and 
an order left by her husband how to plant: It is ordered for the pre- 
servation of the pubhc peace and the general good of the country 
that i\Irs. Joan \ mes shall peaceably plant what she hath formerly 
'^ J^A r ''^il^^^'^^t ^lore she can plant. Also Capt. R. Bonvthon 
and Mr. L. Lewis to plant what they can except where Mrs. Vines 
planteth, and for trial of the title to said island, to rest till further 
tnal may be made thereof, and this we redster, ratify and confirm 
although Mr. T. L. did opprobriously, in open court, lacerate and 
tear an order made to that purpose." On the third dav of court 
A , , ^^ brought suit for slander aeainst Mr. Thomas" Williams 
and \\ ilhams was bound to answer at the next term, under a penalty 
of £100. The adverse decision of the Vines case seems to have 
mcensed Air. Lewis against the new government, He retained pos- 
session of the old combination, quite possiblv opposing it to the 
authonty of Capt. Gorges, for under the date Feb. 9. 1636/7 we 
find the court ordering "that Mr. Thomas Lewis shall appear the 
next court day at the now dwelling house of Thomas Williams 
there to answer his contempt, and to show cause why he will not 
dehver up the Combination belonging to us." 

In 1637, Mr. Lewis also appeared" before the court, of which he 
still remained an official; first as defendant in an action bv John 
Richmond for trespass, and second, in what appears to have been 
an issue of veracity with Clement Greenway. Greenway's afli- 
davit states that on "the 5th Julv 1635 Mr. T. Lewis did hyre the 
said Greenway his servant called Peter Hogg till the midst of^AIarch 
following, and the said Lewis was to pav this deponent seaven £ 
for his servants hyre, and this deponent saith that he did not promise 
that the said Hogg could caulk boats verv well." 

Mr. Lewis died between 1637 and 1 6^4 — probably before 1639 
as his name does not appear on the list of Counsellors appointed by 
bir ^erdinando Gorges after the confirmation of his patent by a 
royal charter in that year. The court of 1640 ordered that " Francis 
Robinson executor of the last will and testament of Thomas Lewis 
late of this plantation, deceased, upon the delivery of the goods and 
chattels now in his custody belonging to the said testator, unto his 
creditors, shall be allowed of such reasonable charges as have been 



Mr. Thomas Leims of Saco, his Family and Estate 53 

by him expended upon two of the children of the said testator since 
his death." The will is not filed or recorded among the jNIaine 
probate records, and a search in the Prerogative Court of Canter- 
bury, where a colonial will might possibly be filed, has been pro- 
ductive of no result. Mr. Robinson, the executor, was a man 
of some importance, being a magistrate of the General Court in 
1645. 

IMr. Lewis was probably married twice. His widow, Elizabeth 
Lewis, the mother of his two youngest children, survived him only a 
short time. Her name is disclosed by a partition agreement,* 
dividing a portion of the patent, dated October 8, 1640, entered 
into by Capt. Bonython indi\'idually and with Francis Robinson, as 
"Executors In Trust to y® last will & Testament of Elizabeth Lewis," 
and "Elizabeth and Judeth the daughters of the above named 
Elizabeth Lewis." From this document we are able to determine 
that jNIr. Lewis left his Maine estate to his wife, who in her turn 
left it by will in trust to Capt. Bonython and Robinson for her two 
daughters. Her will is also missing. 

The problems of Mr. Lewis's ancestry, his residence and life before 
estabhshing his plantation, and the exact number of his family 
remain to be solved. The name hints of Wales or the Welsh border, 
and his connection with the Plymouth Company and with Capt. 
Bonython, who was of a landed Cornish family, also points to the 
west-England origin to which a large number of the early Elaine 
families can be traced. Nor does it appear whether any members 
of his family accompanied him upon iiis. adventure in 1631. It is 
certain, however, that his daughter ]Mary did not come over from 
England until 1636 or 1637, so it is probable that Mr. Lewis waited 
until he should be somewhat firmly established before sending for 
his womenfolk. 

Of his children Mar>' is identified by the letters of her husband, 
Rev. Richard Gibson, Ehzabeth and Judith by the deeds by which 
Judith, her husband Lieu. James Gibbins, and their descendants 
disposed of portions of the Lewis estate. The earliest of these 
deeds show that Robert Heywood of Barbadoes, brother-in-law of 
Lieu. Gibbins, had an interest in the estate, from which Maine 
historians have reasonably inferred that Mrs. Heywood was a 
daughter of ^Nlr. Lewis. An examination of the probate records of 
Barbadoes substantiates this theory, and also brings to light a prob- 
able son of Mr. Lewi.^. The will of Elizabeth, widow of Robert 
Heywood, filed in 1862, mentions a daughter, Hester Orpen, and by 
the will of a Thomas Lewis of Barbadoes, one of the Royal Coun- 
sellors probated a few years later, this same Hester Orpen receives 
an annuity of £50, making a strong circumstantial chain connecting 
Lewis of Barbadoes with Lewis of Maine. There is less reason for 
including Hester Kingsland in the list of children, but in view of the 
fact that both Judith Gibbins and Elizabeth Heywood named 
daughters Hester, tiie detached marriage of a Hester Lewis of Bar- 
badoes in 1648 to a man of position similar to that of Thomas Lewis, 
the son, is certainly suggestive. 

• Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder, Vol. 5, p. 124. 



54 'Ancestry of Charity Haley 

Children : — 

(?) 2. i. Thomas Lewis. He was a wealthy planter and one of the Royal 

Counsellors of the island of Barbadoes, West Indies. He resided 
in Christ Church Parish, where he died in 16S9, leaving a widow, 
Joan Lewis. His will, dated Nov. 19, 16S7, and probated June 
28, 1G90, leaves to his wife an annuity of £400 from his two plan- 
tations at Christ Church and St. Philip, his "Estate in the King- 
dom of England," lands, houses, money, etc.; an annuity of £50 
to Hester Orpin, wife of John Orpin; £.50 to Elizabeth Dillon; 
and appoints his wife his e.xecuirix in Barbadoes: witnesses, John 
Dempster, Tobias Frere, John Adams. Ch. L\-tcott and Ja. ^Iowat. 
It would seem that Mrs. Lewis was in England at the time of her 
husband's death, for the Prerogative Court of Canterbury ap- 
pointed her administratrix of her husband's estate on Nov. IS, 
1689, until she couKl produce his will. The probate in Barbadoes 
was made in June, 1690, and in October, 1690, Mr.s. Lewis proved 
the will in England. The letters of administration are addressed to 
"Joan Lewis widow relict of Thomas Lewis, Esquire, late one of the 
councillors in the Island of Barbadoes." 
3. ii. Mary Lewis. She came to Maine from England about 163C, and 
in 1638 married Rev. Richard Gibsox, A.B. Magdalen College, 
Cxford, a Church of England clergyman who had been sent out 
in 1630 by Mr. Robert Trelawney of Plymouth to guard the spir- 
itual welfare of his plantation at Richmond's Island, several miles 
to the eastward of Saco. He found it impossible to agree, however, 
with Mr. Winter, the manager of the Trelav.ney patent, although 
he seems to have gained the confidence and friendship of the Rich- 
mond's Island fishermen and planters, and he was soon devoting 
a part of his labors to the Saco settlement. In 1637 he is stated in 
the court records of New Somerset to hold an order settling "the 
controversies about the Islands," which probably refers to the 
dispute between Mrs. Vines and Lewis and Bonython. His mar- 
riage with Mary Lewis does not seem to have been the result of a 
very romantic attachment. Writing from Richmond's Island on 
Jan. 14, I63S(.9) to Gov. Winthrop of Massachusetts Bay, he says:* 
"By the providence of God and the counaell of friends, I have 
lately marryed Mary, daughter of M'' Tho. Lewis of Saco, which 
marriage was thought a fitt meanes for the closing of ditTerences 
and settling an order both for religion 6c govermt in these Planta- 
tions. Howbeit, so it is for the present, that some troublou.s 
spirits, out of miss-affection, others, as is supposed for hire, have 
cast an aspersion upon her, &. generally avouch that shee so be- 
haved her seLfe in the shipp which brought her from England 
hither some 2 yeares agoe, that the block was reaved at the mayne 
yard to have duckt her, and that she was kept close in the ship.s 
cabin 48 houres, for shelter and rescue, which tends to her utter 
infamy, the greif of her freinds and my 2;reat infamy and hinder- 

ance My humble suite to your Wopp is ... . that you would 

please to call before you George Burdett of Boston, shoemaker, Anne 
his wife, and others whom they can name, which came over in the 
ship with her, and examine them of the.se things whereof she is 

accused I married the mayd upon long demurrea, by advize 

of friends, and if th^se imputations be justly charged upon her, I 
shall reverence God's atllicting hand, and posscsse my selfe in 
patience under God's chastiseing. If false, both sBee and many 
shall have cause to blesse God for 2/ou, and for that govermt which 

shineth from you to us Richard Gibsonn, minr of the Gospell 

at Richmond Island & Saco." One of the troublous spirits wab 
undoubtedly John Bonython, the only son of the Captain, who 
gave the colony constant trouble and was finally outlawed in 1645 
by the Provincial Court in which his father sat as a magistrate. 

• Mass. Historical Society Coll., Fifth Scries, Vol. I, p. 267. 



Mr. Thomas Lewis of Saco, his Family and Estate 55 

In the court held in June 1640 Richard and Mary Gibson sued 
John Bonython for slander, chargine; that, in addition to making 
scandalous char<:c3 asraiust Mrs. Gibson, he had on April 2Sth, 
1640, in the house of Thomas Lewis, deceased, called Mr. Gibson 
"a base priest, a base knave, a base fellow." The plamtitls ob- 
tained a verdict, the damages beins; assessed at £6 : Gs : Sd. At 
the same session, John Bouj'thon sued Mr. Gibson for debt, declar- 
ing that he owed him £5 on a bill due May 1, which Mr. Gibson, 
through his attorney, Francis Robinson, the executor of his father- 
in-law's estate, partly acknowledged, and asked that the matter 
be referred to arbitration. Mr. George Cleaves and Mr. Arthur 
Mackworth were appointed arbitrators and Mr. Gibson's corn, 
growing in Saco, was pledged as security for the payment of their 
award. In 1640 or 1641, Mr. Gibson left Richmond's Island and Saco 
and became first minister of the settlement at Piscataqua. Here, 
however, he came into conflict with Puritan Massachusetts. As 
Gov. Winthrop says, "He being wholly addicted to the hierarchy 
and discipline of England, .... did marry and baptize at the Isle 
of Shoals which was found within our jurisdiction''. Gibson 
further increased the dislike of the Governor by writing his col- 
league, Rev. Mr. Lar'tcham of Dover, denying the title of Massa- 
chusetts, and when later in the year he arrived in Boston, being 
apparently about to sail for England or some other colony, he was 
thrown into jail, where he remained until he acknowledged the 
charges and threw himself on the mercy of the court, "whereupon, 
in regard he was a stranger and was to depart the country in a 
few days, he was discharged without any fine' or other punish- 
ment." 
(?) 4. iii. Hester Lewis. She married Nathaniel Kixgslaxd, Esq., of 
Christ Church Parish, Barbadoes, West Indies, in 164S. In 1679, 
Mr. Kingsland was the proprietor of three hundred and fifty acres, 
five servants and one hundred and seventy negro slaves.* 

5. iv. Elizabeth Lewis. She m. Robert Heywood, a planter, of the 

parish of St. Thomas, Barbadoes, 'W . I. She inherited from her 
father and mother a joint title with her sister Judith to the Maine 
estate. Her brother-in-law. Lieu. Gibbins, managed her property 
for several years und'^r a power-of-attorney,t but eventually the 
entire patent seems to have vested in Mrs. Gibbins. Mr. Heywood 
died before 16S0, when his widow made her will, which was pro- 
bated June 10, 16S2, and from which the following hst of her chil- 
dren Ls obtained. 

1. Richard Heywood. A mariner, married, and the father of 

a son, Richard, in 16S0. Katherine He\-wood, a grand- 
daughter of Mrs. He>-wood, and possibly daughter of 
Richard, is also mentioned in the will. 

2. John Heywood. A John HeN-^-ood m. Mrs. Mary White- 

head in the Parish of St. Michael, Aug. 12, 1677. 

3. Robert Heywood. 

4. Nathaniel Heywood. Mr. Nathaniel Heywood and Mrs, 

Alice Homeyard were m. in St. Michael's Parish, Nov. 11, 
1683. 

5. Elizabeth Heywood. She m. Thomas Hayes and had a 

daughter Elizabeth before 16S0. 

6. Martha Heywood. She m. William Charles and had a 

daughter Frances before 1680. 

7. Hester Heywood. She m. John Orpen before-^ieSO. This 

marriage was apparently without the approval of her 
mother, as her legacy was not to be paid until after the 
death of her husband. She received an annuity £50 by 
the will of Thomas Lewid, Esq., in 1689. 

6. V. Judith Lewis. 

• Hotten's Lists, p. 480. 
t York Deeds II: 5. 



56 Ancestry of Chanty Haley 

6. Judith^ Lewis (Thomas^), bom about 1626, was the only child 
of the patentee who remained permanently in Maine. x\fter the 
death of her mother and the departure of her sister, Mrs. Gibson, 
for England, she probably lived with one of her trustees, Mr. Robin- 
son and Capt. Bonython, until her marriage about the year 1646 to 
James Gibbins, a planter who had settled at Winter Harbor on the 
patent of Mr. Vines in 1642, taking over the grant of Henry Boade, 
in partnership with Thomas Mills, fisherman, at the rent of "Ifive 
shillings yearly to be pd at the feast of Saynt Michaell, the arke 
angell, two dayes worke of one man at Harvest, & one fatt gouse 
on the 25 day of Decem, yearly." * 

Gibbins was not the equal of his wife's father in social standing, 
nor does he seem to have possessed ability above that of the average 
lesser planter of the colony. The size of his wife's estate, for she 
ultimately became the owner of the entire Lewis share of the patent, 
made him necessarily a man of some importance, but he did not 
assume the governmental standing which the control of such a large 
territory would naturally entail, and his ahenation of the most 
important section of the patent withheld from his descendants his 
opportunity. He was an officer of the plantarion's militar>' 
company, the records referring to him as sergeant and lieutenant — 
one cryptic entry stating, in 1674, "Lieu. Gibbins his horse allowed 
on." In 1667 he was chosen "master of the magasin," the same 
town meeting voting "that a sum of twelve pounds be colected too 
buy powder and shott and other things for the tra^me band." We 
find him one of the selectmen in 1656, a jur\anan in 1661, and a 
town commissioner in 1664, while in 1663 he was presented in court, 
with other freemen of Saco, for resisting the authority of iNIassa- 
chusetts and persisting in recognizing the Gorges claims. 

Judith Gibbins also appears occasionally in the court and town 
records. In 166S it is ordered that Jane Harman, because of the 
cruel treatment of her father, "be kept with good wife Gibbins if her 
husband consent till he and his wife have some discourse about it 
with the selectmen." In the meeting-house seating-list of 1666 she 
had a place in the second seat, while in 1674 she sat with Mistress 
Maverick in the first seat. She made the deposition which gives us 
the approximate date of her birth in the matter of the estate of 
Nicholas Edgecomb, in 1681. 

Until after the death of Mr. Lewis, the patent was held by the 
two proprietors as tenants-in-common. No grants by Mr. Lewis 
are recorded. The contemplated division was not carried out during 
the widowhood of ^hs. Lewis, and it remained for the trustees of her 
estate to perfect it, on Oct. 8, 1640. They state that "there was a 
di\'ision agreed upon by Capt. Richd Bonighton .... and Thomas 
Lewise deceased, of all \hat part of Land lying below the first ffalls 
of the River of Sacoe & upon a strieght lyne to the head of the River 
of bla'' Poynt, containing about foure miles square," and they pro- 
ceed to divide this territory, which includes all the land between 
Saco, Dunstan and the sea," according to the follo^sing rough map. 
The upper portion of the patent remained in tenancy in common. 

•YorkDeeda I: 33. 



Mr. Thomas Lewis of Saco, his Family and Estate 



57 



How long the trusteeship of Capt. Bonython and Mr. Robinson 
lasted we have no means of knowing. Both of the heirs married, 
Elizabeth going with her husband to Barbadoes, from where Robert 



ilffpiver 



^ewis gi^ton 




Haywood sent to James Gibbins a power-of-attorney, dated Janu- 
ary' 10, 1660, to manage his portion of the estate, give deeds, etc.* 
Under this power, Gibbins proceeded to make leases to several 
planters who had been seated on portions of the patent for many 
years, probaljly already under some fonn of leasehold. James 
Smyth, carpenter, received fifty acres on Saco River "neare Goose 
Fayre and near to the sayd James Gibbines his house," Thomas 
Rogers two hundred acres where Old Orchard (formerly called 
Rogers' Garden) now stands, and Nicholas Edgecomb fifty acres at 
Goosefair Brook, all of the deeds being dated ^Nlarch 29, 1662.1 

The final ch-vision of the patent between the representatives of 
the two patentees took place in 1681. It seems to have been pre- 
cipitated by the extensive operations of Mr. Benjamin Blackman, 
son-in-law of Joshua Scottow, Esq., of Boston and Black Point, who 
settled in ]Maine in 1680. On April 10 of that year ]Mr. and r^Irs. 
Gibbins sold to ]Mr. Blackman the most valuable portion of the 
estate, the hundred acres adjoining the falls of the Saco, together 
with the timber and mill pri\ileges.t Capt. Bon>-thon had died 
before 1653, lea\ing an only son, John, and two daughters, the 
wives of Richard Foxwell and Richard Gumming. On November 12, 
1680, James Gibbins, representing the Le^ds interest, and_ John 
Bonython, his nephew Philip Foxwell and John Harmon, son-in-law 
and heir of ]\Ir3. Gumming, representing the Bonython estate, 
drew up an agreement calling for the division of the entire patent. 
Three commissioners, John Wincoll, John Penwill and Abraham 
Preble were agreed upon. They met in September, 1681, and di\ided 
the patent into eight divisions, four of which became thereby the 
property of James and Judith Gibbins, as appears in the following 
sketch map. 

In 1683 Mr. Blackman purchased the entire third division from 
Gibbins, § the deed erroneously referring to it as the second division, 
but describing its bounds properly. 

Richard Rogers obtained a deed in fee simple from Gibbins in 

•York Deed3ll:5. 
t York Deeds II: 5. 2fi, 41. 
i York Deeds III: 94. 
1 York Deeds IV: 22. 



58 



Ancestry of Charity Haley 



1687 of the land which his father had held from the estate at " Rogers' 
Garden."* 

The Indian hostility which had been smoldering since 1681 burst 
into flame in 16SS and the Gibbins family retired from Saco to the 
greater protection of Ivitterj'. From there in 1690 Gibbins dated 




his last deed, giving one hundred acres at Rendezvous Point, in the 
first division, to his daughter Elizabeth Sharpe, recalling her descent 
from Mr. Thomas Lewis, deceased, her sur\i\ing brother Thomas, 
"sone and heire to the said James Gibbons" joining in the con- 
veyance.! He probably died soon after, and from the fact that 



• York Deeds IV: 155. 
t York Deeds V: 45. 



Mr. Thomas Lewis of Saco, Ms Family arid Estate 59 

Judith Gibbins did not join in the deed to her daughter it would 
seem that she did not survive him. 

For thirty-nine years after the gift to Elizabeth Sharp the Gibbins 
estate remained undivided. Neither James nor Judith left a will, 
but eventually, in 1729, their only child then surviving, Hannah 
jVIace, petitioned for a settlement of her father's property. Her 
letter* to Judge Wheelwright follows: 

Star Island May« 2V^ 1729 
S' 

I Hannah Mace being y^ antient Liver of the estate of James Gibbins of 
Saco or alias Biddiford being Grown in age and not able to Trauel under- 
standing your Honour to be Judge of Probat in y« Province of Maine Ehj 
hereby Desire you would Grant unto my Two Sons George Hibbert and 
Joseph Jewett of Rowley in y« Province of Alassachusetts a Letter of adminis- 
tration in my behalf and in so doing you will oblige your Humble Servant 

her 
HA^'NAH H Mace 
mark 
Wittanss 

W^* Sanderson 
Charles Miller 
In answer to this quaintly worded communication letters of admin- 
istration on the estate of Judith Gibbins, instead of on that of her 
husband, were granted to her grandsons, Hibberd and Jewett, on 
Alay 23, 1729, and an inventorv. taken by Humphrey Scammon, 
Elx^nezer Hill and John Stackpole, showing real estate valued at 
£2097 was returned four days later.f The result of the achninis- 
tration was the final division of the potent between Hannah Mace, 
and the heirs of her brother James and of her sisters Elizabeth Sharp 
and Rachel f^dgecomb, the complicated distribution covering five 
folios of the Probate Records.:}: Owing to an error the fourth divi- 
sion, or upper checker as it was commonly called, had to be redivided 
in 1731. § 

Children of James and Judith (Lewis) Gibbins, born in 
Saco: — 

7. i. James Gibbins, b. May 19, 1648. 

8. ii. Elizabeth Gibbins, b. April 23, 1652. 

9. iii. Thomas Gibbins, b. Nov. 23, 1654; he was living in 1690, when he 

is mentionod as his father's "son and heir" in a deed to hia sister, 
Ehzabeth Sharp.'; He had no descendants living in 1730. 
10. iv. Charity Gibbins, b. Jan. 5, 1650; no further record and no de- 
scendants living in 1730. 

Rebecca Gibbins, b. .Jan. 30, 165S; d. Jan. 3, 1659. 

Rachkl Gibbins, b. Oct. 23. H>W. 

Hester Gibbins, b. Aus. 16, 1664; no further record, and bo de- 
scendants hving in 1730. 

Anthony Gibbins, b. Oct. 14, 1666; d. before 1690, s.p. 

Hannah Gibbins. 

7. James2 Gibbin'.s (Jnmes^) was born May 19, 1648, at Winter 
Harbor. He married Dorcas, daughter of William Cilley of the 

* York Probate IV: 21. 

t York Probate IV: 4S. 

i York Probau; IV: 02. C3, 64, 65. 66. 

§ York Probate IV: 1L*U, 121. 

I York Deedd V: 45. 



11. 


V. 


12. 


vi. 


13. 


vii. 


14. 


viii 


15. 


ix. 



60 Ancestry of Chanty Haley 

Isles of Shoals in December, 1668. In April, 1669, the town records 
state: "John Sharpe and James Gibbins, jr. is appointed to sit in 
the seate with Simion Booth in the foremost seat: And their wives 
are to sit in the third seate with S. Booth's wife and J. Lighton's 
wife." In a second seating list of the women in the meeting-house, 
made on December 9, 1674, "G. Gibbins jr" (G. standing for Good- 
wife) is assigned to the fourth seat, together with "G. Silly," pos- 
sibly her mother. 

Gibbins died before 16S3, and his widow became the second wife 
of Francis Backhouse of Saco. Backhouse's first wife had been 
Elizabeth, daughter of John Cross of Wells.* She was probably the 
mother of his two sons, Daniel and Nathaniel, who were li\irg in 
Massachusetts in 1719, Daniel at Dartmouth, and Nathaniel at 
Sandwich, when, on October 19, the former conveyed to the latter 
his share in the property of their late father, j Francis Backhouse 
was a selectman in Saco in 16S4, 16S6, and 168S. He lived on the 
southwest side of the river, near the northernmost branch of Little 
River, where "Francis Backus' brook" was still so called in 1720. 
Both Francis and Dorcas Backhouse were still hving in 1702. 
Children of James and Dorcas (Cilley) Gibbins: — 

16. i. Patiexce Gibbins. 

17 ii. Rebecca Gibbins. 

18. iii. James Gibbins. He was a sailor, with Boston his home port. He 
died on board the ship "Margaret Gaily" on May 8, 1702, and the 
following document was proved as his nuncupative will: 

"The Deposition of Joseph Lord Commander of the Ship Mar- 
garet Gaily, and Lachlan Mackintoss, Seaman, belonging to the 
said Ship, who testify and say that one James Gibbins, Seaman, 
belonging to the said Ship in a voyage made therewith from Suri- 
nam in the month of May 1702, died on board the same on or 
about the Sth day of the said month of May, and that in the time 
of his last sickness either the same day he died or the day before, 
he the said James Gibbins sent for the said deponent Joseph Lord 
and desired him to take notice that he gave five pounds to his 
aunt Sharp and the rest of what he had he gave to his mother. 
And further the Deponents say that the said James Gibbins was 
then of disposing mind to the Deponents discerning. 

Joseph Lord, LacLlan Mackintoss. Zachariah Adams, mate of 
the above named ship, Margaret Gaily, of full agCj being present at 
the time above said, testified to the truth of what is above written. 

Zachariah Adams." 
The deposition was sworn to and allowed probate on June 15, 1702, 
by the Hon. Elisha Cook, Judge of Probate, Suffolk County, and 
administration was granted to Gibbins's father-in-law (step-father j, 
Francis Backhouse of Saco, Husbandman, on June 17. The men- 
tion of ''Aunt Sharp" proves the identity of the young man, and 
the administration reveals his mother's second marriage. With 
him the male fine of the Gibbins family became extinct. 

8. Elizabeth- Gibbins (James^) was bom in Saco April 23, 1652. 
At the age of fifteen, in 1667, she married John Sharp, a Saco planter. 
He was one of the selectmen in 1685, and in the next year the building 
committee of the meeting-house met at his house. When her father 
removed to Kitterj', he granted her one hundred acres of the patent, 

•York Deeds III: 16. 
t York Deeda X: 1S34. 



Mr. Thomas Lewis of Saco, his Family and Estate 61 

on the hank of the river, referring to her descent from Mr. Thomas 
Lewis, deceased.* 

During the Indian troubles the Sharps retired to Boston and it 
is probable that Jolm Sharp died there. She returned to Saco, 
then called Biddeford, at the time of the second settlement, with her 
son Capt. John Sharp, to v/hom she deeded one half of her hundred 
acres on July 26, 172U.t No record of her death appears. 
Children: — 

i. Capt. John Sharp, mariner. He was prominent among the settlers of 
1720, a founder of the First Church and the owner of a garrison at 
Rendezvous Point. He had married Mary Brooks in Boston, t^epr. 6, 
1697, and their son John Sharp, Jr., who accompanied them to Bidde- 
ford, was born there May 10, 1G9S. He granted his share of the 
6econd division to Edward Proctor in 1736.t The gravestone of Mary, 
his first wife, is still standing in Rendezvous Point graveyard, bearing 
the followin^ inscription: "Here Lyes ye Body of M". Man.- Sharp*^ 
j-e wife of Mr. John Sharpe Sen»". Aged .56 years <k 1 mo. Dyed Feb- 
ruary ye 23d 1726.'' He and his second wife, Elizabeth, whose sur- 
name is unknown, sold th^ir share of the upper checker {^^) to Daniel 
Smith of Biddeford, innhokier, Oct. 20, 1743, § 

ii. Jonathan Sharp. He m. Deborah Thayer in Boston July 22, 1713 
(possibly a second marriage). On Auii. 20, 1730, calling himself a 
mariner, of Boston, he and his wife sold to Edward Proctor all his 
property in Biddeford. Scarborough and Dunstan, whether descended 
to him from his father or mother.]! 

iii. GiBBixs Sharp. He v.as m. by Rev. Cotton Mather to Sarah Goff of 
Boston, Jan. 19, 1701, He was a mariner. He sold his share in his 
mother's hundred acre farm to Proctor in 1729. "j 

iv. Elizabeth Sharp. Sh*^ m. John Manwaking, a mariner, of Boston. 
They joined her brother Gibbins in the sale to Proctor in 1729. 

12. R.\c?iEL- GiBBiN-s (Ja7nes^) was born Oct. 23, 1660. She 
married Rol-ert Edgecomb of Saco, son of Nicholas and "Wilmot 
(Randall) Edgecomb. From 1690 to 1718 they lived in ^larblehead. 
but upon the resettlement of Maine after the Second Indian War, 
they returned to Saco, where Mrs. Edgecomb died on Januar,' 13, 
1724. Mr. Edgecomb survived until June 1, 1730. Their grave- 
stones are standing in the Rendezvous Point graveyard. Mrs. 
Edgecomb's share of the Patent fell to her sons, Robert and Thomas, 
her daughter Judith Town^end, and her granddaughter Mary Young. 
Children, bapt. in Marblehead: — 
i. jAifES Edgecomb, bapt. Apr. 24, 1692; d. before 1730, probably un- 
married. 
ii. Judith Edgecomb. bapt. Anr. 24, 1692; m. Abraham Townsend, Dec. 
8, 1720. She sold her Gibbins inheritance to John Bart Ion of Kit- 
tery in 1737.** He d. May 20, 1746. She d. Dec. 2, 1773. 
iii. Nicholas Edgecomb, bapt. Apr. 24, 1692; d. before 1730, probably 

unmarried. 
iv. Elizabeth Edgecomb, bapt. Oct. 22, 1693; d. before 1730, probably 

unmarried. 
V. RoBEKT Edgecomb,' bapt. May 19, 1695; m. Sar.\h EL^VELL.tt He 

• York Deeds V: 4.5. 
t York Deeds XIII: 48. 
1 York Dec- Is XVIII: 12. 
^ York Deeds X.XIV: .300. 
|: York Deeds XVIII: 27. 
•; York V<^^-di XIII: .56. 
" York Deeds XVIII: 272. 
tt Esiex De;ds 09: 32. 



62 Ancestry of Charity Haley 

sold his inheritance from the Gibbins estate to John and Joseph Fa- 
bian in 1730.* Pie d. Sept. 25, 17G4. His wife d. Dec. 13, 1700. 

vi. Mary Edgecomb, bapt. Aug. 19, 1698; m. David Young and d. before 
1T30, leaving an only daughter, Mary Young, who d. Oct. 20, 1738, 
aged seventeen years, and is buried near her grandparents at Ren- 
dezvous Point. 

vii. Thomas Edgecomb. bapt. May 2.5, 1701; m. S.yrah Fletcher, Feb. 
10, 1725. He sold his share of the patent to Samuel Boothby in 
1732.t He d. Oct. 17, 177S. She d. Aug. 10, 1790. 

15, H.OTNAH- Gibbins {James^) married, first, Hibbert be- 
fore 1GS9. Her second husband was undoubtedly the Robert 
Macet who was as.'^igned a seat in tlie Ipswich meeting-house in 1700. 
He was probably from the Isles of Shoals, as his children, who 
settled there about 1730, were not the only inhabitants of this 
unusual name at the Shoals at that time. 

We learn of the existence of Hannah Gibbins for the first time 
when, as Hannah Mace, widow, of Ipswich, Mass., she conveyed to 
her six children the share of the Saco Patent which "falls to me by 
Mother Judith Gibbins or my Grandfather Thomas Lewis," on 
May 21, 1720, thus pro^ing by her own statement that she was 
not, as ]\Ir. Folsom thought, a grandchild of I\Irs. Gibbins. § By 
1729 she had left Ipswich and settled at Star Island, from where she 
dispatched the letter to John Wheelright, Esq., Judge of Probate of 
York County, Maine, dated May 21, 1729. stating that she was the 
"antient Liver" of the Gibbins estate, and requesting that her two 
sons, George Hibbert and Joseph Jewett, Jr., of Rowley, be ap- 
pointed administrators thereof. I j As already stated in the^biography 
of her mother, the request was granted and the di\'ision and dis- 
tribution of the estate was made in 1730 and 1731. I\Irs. Mace 
ficknowlcdged her deed to her children, made in Ipswich in 1720, 
in 1733, at Star Island, and no further record of her life or death 
remains. 

Children, by first husband *y: — 
i. Mary Hibbert, b. 16S9; m. Joseph, son of Joseph and Ruth (T\"ood) 
Jewett of Rowley, March 27, 1706. She d. June 26, 1732, aged 43, 

•York Deeds XIV: ISO. 

t York Deeds XVI: 22-3. 

J Robert Mase, a youn? man of twenty-two, was at the Isle.s of Shoals in 1674, 
and later in 1G76. He makes two depositions, which are presen.-ed in the Xew Ham[^ 
shire Court Records, relating to disorder and wine .selling at the houses of Roger 
Kelly and Huch AHawad on the Sabbath. Andrew Mace was livin? at the .Shoals 
in 1713 when he received a deed of a dwelling house on .Star Island from Reuben 
Mace, innholder, and Margaret, his wife, of Newcastle. (X. H. Deeds, 9: 4t)2.) 
Andrew and Johannah M?ee (probably his wife) v.-ere original members of the Gos- 
port Church on June 2G, 1729. Widow Hannah Slace wa.s admitted on Feb. 4, 1732 /3. 
Andrew Mace Jr., undoubtedly a son of Andrew, and his wife Deborah were admitted 
in 1734. It is probable therefore that he was born about 1710 and that his father, 
Andrew Mace Sr. was born about 16^6. Hannah (Gibbins) Mace was born about 
16*)8. Her Mace marriage did not occur until about 16'J0. 

From these data can be drawn at least two possible conclusion.s. First: That Robert 
Ma.se, born in 16.j2 according to his own statemeut, married and had at least two 
tons, Andrew and Reuben, liorn between Ib^U and 1G9U, each being a married man 
in 1713: that he married, second, about IGOO, Hannah (Gibbins) Hibbert, who bore 
him three sons and a dauizhter, and left her a widow before 1720. Second: That in 
addition to Andi-ew and Reuben, Robert Mase had another son, Robert, born about 
1672-5 who became Hannah (^Gibbins) Hibbert's second husband. 

§ Essex Deeds G6: 248. 

York Probate 4: 21. 

TiThe Hibbert Genealogy (1901), by Augustine 3. Hibh<^rt (pp. 16. 17), Tmmtf 
Mary and George Hibbert among the children of John and Abigail (Gi-aves) Hibbtrt 



Mr. Thamas L^wis of Saco, his Family and Estate 63 

and her gravestone is still standing in Rowley. He m. second, on 
Nov. 6, 1732, Mary, daughter of Rev. Edward and Elizabeth (Phil- 
lips) Payson. 

Children: — 

1. McryJiUtU, h. Feb. 22, 1706/7; d. June 17, 1708. 

2. George Jcwett, b. July 25, 170S. 

3. Nathan Jcwett, b. Sept. 9, 1710. 

4. Josiah Jewett, b. March 22, 1711/12. 

5. Darid Jcwttt, h. Aug. 11, 1714. 

6. Mary Jetcttt, b. Julv 11, 1723. 

7. Gibbirus Jeurtt, b. April 6, 1729; d. Mar. 5, 1730. 

ii. Georgk Hibbkkt. He m. on Nov. 24, 1709, Sak.\h, daughter of 
Jeremiah and Sarah Elsworth of Rowley, where he resided and 
accumulated a large property. He was executor of his grandmother 
Gibbins' estate. 1729-1731. He sold his .share in the patent to 
Charles Pine ct al. on Jan. 13, 1729/30.* His will, dated Feb. 20, 
1749/50, leaves his property, including two slaves, to his wife, his 
sons James and Thomas, and his daughter Mary.j 

Children: — 

1. JameA Hibbert, ra. Susanna Pavson, Sept. 26, 1732. 

2. Rebecca Hibbcrt, b. Au2. 30, 1715. 

3. George Hihberl, b. March 20. 1722. 

4. Mary Hibbert. b. Jan^2, 1728. 

5. Jeremiah Hibbert. b. Sept. 2S, 1720. 

6. Rev. Thomas Hibbrrt, b. Oct. 30, 1733; Harvard 174S; m. Abi- 

gail, daughter of Joseph Oilman of E.xeter; minister at 
Amesbury; d. 1796. 

Children, by second husband: — 
i'li. Ensigx Joseph Mace. He conveyed his share of the First Division 
to his cousins Robert Edgecomb and Abraham Townsend on Dec. 
10, 1729. i He is undoubtedly the Joseph Mace whose wife, Mary, 
was admitted to the church at Gosport, Isles of Shoals, on April 5, 
1730. 

Children (doubtless others) : — 

1. Rachel Mace, bapt. March 1, 1729/.30. 

2. John Mace, bapt. Dec. 12, 1731. 

3. Haimah Mace, bapt. Sept. 29. 1734, 

4. Joseph Mace, bapt. Julv IS. 1736. 

5. Thomas Mace, bapt. Oct. 22, 173S. 

6. Josiah Mace, bapt. July 4, 1742. 

iv. John' Mace. He is undoubtedly the John Mace who married Sarah, 
dau2:hter of Ithamar Frost. He joined his brother Joseph in the 
det?d to Edgecomb and Townsend in 1729. Widow Sarah Mace m. 
Arthur Randall, March 17, 1736/7. 

Children: — 

1. Ithamar Mace, bapt. June 29, 1729. 

2. Robert Mace, bapt. Jan. 30, 1731. 

V. Elizabeth Mace. She m. Charles Miller, int. Oct. R, 1720; at Ipswich. 
They hved on Star Island. They joined in the deed to Edtcecomb 
and Townsend, and on July 5, 1737, sold their interest in 640 acres 
still undivided between the Mace brothers and themselves, to Samuel 
Waldo of Boston. § 

of Bp>v'erly. No documentary evidence is given in support of this conclusion, and it ij 
not dubstanti ited by the deeds and probate records of Essex County. On the contrary, 
the statement of Hannah Mace in the deed of 1720 disproves it entirely. 

• YorkDe-di XVII: 108. 

t Es.4(-x ProI'HtP .329: 20.3-4. 

t York D.-ed? XIII: 170. 

5 York Deedi XVIII: 214. 



64 Ancestry of Chanty Haley 

Children (doubtless others) : — 

1. Charles Miller, b. Feb. 3, 1721/2 in Ipswich. 

2. John MilUr, bapt. Mav 2S, 1727. 

3. Robert .\fiIUr, bapt. Julv 9, 1732. 

4. Robert Milhr, bapt. Aug. 1, 1736. 

» 5. Nanny M tiler, bapt. Aus. 20. 1738. 

6. Betty Milhr, bapt. Aue. S, 1742. 
vi. GiBBixs Mace. He joined in the deed of 1729. His wife was Judith 



Children : — 

1. Elizabeth Mace, bapt. Oct. 8, 1732. 

2. Gibbins Mace, bapt. Oct. 12, 1734. 

3. James Mace. bapt. June 19. 1737. 

4. Betty Mace, bapt. June 24, 1739. 

5. Judith Mace, bapt. Dec. 20, 1741. 

16. Patience^ Gibbixs (James,^ Jatnes^) is identified by the fact 
that she shared a child's portion of the Gibbins estate with Rebecca 
Wakefield, who was a daughter of James Gibbins, Jr. as she herself 

stated. She married first Sands. Thus far the records have 

failed to disclose any of the facts regarding this marriage, which must 
have taken place during the years in which Elaine was abandoned 
to Indian attack and occupation. Its duration must have been 
about ten 3'ears, but her place of residence, as well as her husband's 
name, remains a mysteiy. Her second husband, her intention to 
marry being published in Ipswich. !Mass., on January-- 16, 1719/20, 
was John Annable of Ipswich Plamlet, yeoman. lie was a man of 
considerable property, a son of John Annable, and a grandson of the 
emigrant and early settler of Ipswich of the same name. 

Immediately after the division of the Gibbins estate, Patience 
Annable distributed her ]Maine property among her children, deeding 
all her right in the lower division to her son, James Sands, of Bidde- 
ford,* and her remaining interest to Thomas Sands of Ipswich, 
John and Hannah Bryant of Biddeford, and the children of Patience 
Hodgkins of Ipswich, deceased.! 

Both John and Patience Annable died in January, 1748. 
Children, by first husband: — 
i. James Sands. He was m. to E.^ni Jepson of Boston, by Rev. Cotton 
Mather, Nov. 23, 1714. She was probably a trranddauKhter of the 
John Jepson who m. Emm, widow of John Coddington in 1G5G. He 
was a cordwainer, of Biddeford, in 1730. He d. in 1745, leaving his 
property by will (probated April 16, 1745), to his wife Emm, sons 
James, Thomas and Ephraim, and daughters Hannah, wife of John 
Carter, Mary, wife of Ephraim Stimson, and Ruth and Patience Sands. 
Emma Sands, who rn. John, son of Capt. John and Elizabeth (Basford) 
Davis of Biddeford, Nov. 24, 1742, and who d. before 1744, was another 
daughter. John Davis was one of the witnesses to the will. The 
estate was valued at £1016 : 5 : G. The son Thomas m. Elizabeth 
Brown in Scarborough, Oct. 6, 1743, and the daughter Ruth m. John 
Elden in Biddeford, Dec. 17, 1747. 
ii. Patienxe Sands. She m. Thomas Hodgkins of Ipswich, int. 28: 9 m: 
1714. She d. Nov. 13, 1720. Her legal representatives in 174G were 
her daughters, Elizabeth, wife of Samuel Waite, Jr., of Ipswich, and 
Patience Wells of Newbury.^ 

•York Deeds XIII: 190. 
t York Deeds XIII: 254. 
J York Deeds XXVI: 25. 



Mr. Thomas Lewis of Saco, his Family and Estate 65 

iii. Thomas Sands. He m. Elizabeth Smith of Ips^^vich, int. 1726. She 
d. in Feb., 1733. He m. second Editu Patch, dau<:hter of Isaac and 
Edith (Edwards) Patch, Dec. 27, 1739. He d. in 1761, and his widow, 
Edith Sands of Ipswich, was appointed administratrix of his estate 
on Nov. 16, 1761.* His estate, vakied at £73: 11: 9, f was distrib- 
uted between hi? widow, his sons James, Thomas, Isaac, and his 
dauphters Edith, Betty, Lydia and Susanna. t Widow Edith Sands d. 
April 30, 1793, at:cd seventy-five. 

iv. Hann'ah Sands. She m. John Bryant of Biddeford. They sold their 
share of the upper checker to Thomas Lord of Ipswich, shopkeeper, on 
Dec. 16, 1731. § 

17. Rebecca^ Gibbixs (James-, Ja7n€s^) mnrried James Wake- 
field, son of John and Elizabeth (Littlefield) Wakefield of Biddeford. 
They lived in Wells. In 1699 he was granted one hundred acres of 
land on the Kennebunk river ''at the landing." On November 28, 
1700, he and his wife witnessed a deed from Benjamin Gooch of 
W>lls to John Wheelwright.il On October 25, 1707, James Wakefield, 
his brother William, IVIoses and Job Littlefield and Joseph Storer, 
Jr. "went out in a small sloop to fish, there was a heavy sea at the 
bar, and as they attempted to drive the sloop over it she was upset 
and they were all drowned." 

Rebecca Wakefield gave her right in the Saco patent to her three 
surviving sons, James, John and Nathaniel, by deed dated Novem- 
ber 8, 1728. 1 She erroneously states that the property "was granted 
to my Grandfather James Gibbins by S'' Ferthenande Gorge or his 
agents." The deed proves her parentage, as she describes her 
inheritance as "all the Right which I have . . . from my Grand- 
father James Gibbins tfe so redowning to me from my Father James 
Gibbins late of Saco Dec^." The date of her death is unknown. 
Children: — 
i. James Wakefield. He m. Mary Durrell, Dec. 18, 1719. He and 
his brothers sold their share of the first division to Robert Patterson 
for £175 on Oct. 1, 1731.** 
ii. John Wakefield. He m. Elizabeth Durrell, May 27, 1724. He 
sold his share of the upper checker to Jeremiah HiU for £250 on March 
23, 17-47/8.tt 
iii. Nathaniel Wakefield. He m. Hanna:i Emmons in 1730. 
iv. Gibbins Wakefield. He was a member of the Xorridgewock expedi- 
tion in 1724, and was probably not hvin? in 1728. 
V. Kezia Wakefield. She m. Philip Durrell, May 27, 1724. He was 
a son of Philip Durrell of Arundel, and had been in Indian captivity 
with his mother and sisters in 1703. 

•Essex Probate 338: 409-10. 
t Essex Probate 33S: 46-5. 
i Essex Probate 340: 129. 
§ York Deeds XIV: 230. 
11 York Deeds VI: 115. 
•I York Deeds XXIV: 230. 
••York Deeds XXIII: .59. 
tt York Deeds XXVI: 2S3. 



VII. 

ELWELL, OF GLOUCESTER. 



ELWELL. 

1. Robert Elwell first appears in New England records on Sep- 
tember 1, 1634, in Dorchester, in the Colony of ^Massachusetts 
Bay, when "It is ordered that the Lott which was craunted formerly 
to John Rocket shall be transferred to Robert Elway." He was 
made a freeman of the Colony on ]\Iay 13, 1640, and al^out that time 
he removed to Salem. He appears as the owner of land in Gloucester 
in 1642, but he does not seem to have made his home there until 
about 1649, when he was chosen one of the selectmen. The General 
Court appointed him one of two '' commissioners to end small causes" 
in 1651, and he was a member of the committee to erect the new 
meeting-house in 1664. Elwell died May IS, 16S3. He made his 
will May 15, 16S3, mentioning his wife, sons Samuel, John, Isaac, 
Joseph and Thomas, daughter "Deliber" and grandsons Samuel 
and Robert. The will was probated June 26, 1683.* The estate 
amounted to £290-10. 

Elwell's first wife was Joane , who died March 31, 1675. A 

legac}^ due her from her brother's estate at Stoke Abbot, Dorsetshire, 
is mentioned in a letter from Tristram Dalliber in 164S.t He married 
second, Alice, widow of Robert Leach, Mav 29, 1676. She survived 
him and died April 10, 1691. Her will,t dated March 24, 1690/1, 
leaves her estate to her five daughters, one of whom was named 
Alice Bennett. The inventory mentions an agreement made with 
her sons Samuel and Robert Leach, that she should have twenty 
pounds to dispose of at her death. 
Children : — 
2. i. Samuel, b. in Dorchester about 1636. 

ii. "Second child," bapt. in Salem, Aue. 28, 1639; d. ae. 6 months. 
iii. John, bapt. in Salem 23: 11: 1639/40; m. Jane DuRiN,-0ct. 1, 1067. 
He resided in Salem until about l(j'i 7, when he moved to Gloucester. 
He was captured by the Indians in 1710, and administration was 
granted to his son John, Jan. 19, 1712. 
iv. Isaac, bapt. in Salem 27: 12: 1611/ 2; m. Mehitabel, daughter of 
Thomas and Mary (Greenaway) Millett. She d. in Gloucester, 
Sept. 28, 1099, and he m. second, Mr.s. Maby Rowe, widow of 
Hugh Rowe and daughter of Thomas Prince. She d. Mar. 3, 
1723, aged about 05 years. Elwell was a sea captain and resided 
in High street in Gloucester. He d. Oct. 14, 1715. 
V. Josiah, b. in Sal^^m about 1644; m. in Boston. June 15, 1666, Mart, 
dau. of John Collins. She survived him, and m. second, in 1679, 
John Cook, who was joint administrator, with her, of EhvelFs 
estate, and third, Capt. James Davis. She d. Mar. 9, 1725, 
aged 79. 
vi. Joseph, b. about 1649; m. June 22, 1069, Mary, dau. of Osman 

Dutch. He was a fisherman. 
vii. Sarah, b. and d. in 1051. 
viii. Sarah, b. May 12, 1652; d. Aug. 26, 1655. 

•Essex Probate 304: 34 

t Register Vol. XXXII, p. 312. 

t Ea6^x. Probate 303: 20. 



70 Ancestry of Charity Haley 

ix. Thomas, b. Nov. 12, 1654; m. Sarah, dau. of William Bassett of 

LjTin, Nov. 23, 1675. They are undoubtedly the Thomas and 

Sarah Elwell who were '"late of New England tV: now of Salem 

Towne," Salem Countv, New Jersey in 1698. His will, dated 

* April 25, 1706, wa.s proved April 20, 1707. 

X. Jacob, b. June 10, 1657; d. May 21, 1658. 

xi. Richard, bapt. April 11, 1658. 

xii. Mary, m. Samuel Dalliber of Marblehead, Aug. 1, 1651; m. sec- 
ond James Gardner. {See Gardner.) 

2. Samuel^ Elwell (Robert^) was born at Dorchester in 1G35 or 
163G. He married Esther, daughter of Osman and Grace Dutch, 
of Gloucester. He died about the year 1697. His estate was insol- 
vent.* His x^-idow died Sept. 6, 1721, aged about 82 years. 

Children: — 

i. Samuel, b. Mar. 14, 1659. He sold his house and land, willed to 
him by his grandfather, Robert Elwell, to Samuel Bishop, of 
Ipswich, in 1684. t He was probably living in 1695, when his 
father is called senior in a deed. 

ii. Jacob, b. Aug. 10, 1662; ra. Abigail, dau. of William Vinson, July 
.5, 16S6. He was killed in the French and Indian War, at Cape 
Sable, Mav 2, 1710. 
3. iii. Robert, b. Dec. 13, 1664. 

iv. Esther, b. .A.ug. 25, 1667. 

V. Sar-vji, b. and d. in 1670. 

vi. Ebenezer, b. Feb. 29, 1670/1; m. Je.an ; lived in Gloucester. 

vii. Hannah, b. Aug. 11, 1674; m. James Gardner, Jan. 2, 1695. 

viii. Elizabeth, b. July 30, 1678. 

ix. Thomas. 

3. Robert^ Elwell (Samuel,- Robert^) was born in Gloucester 
December 13, 1664. He was a fisherman and sea-captain. He 
married Sarah, daughter of James Gardner, Oct. 12. 16S7. In 1731 
he removed to Kitter\-, transferring all his property in Gloucester to 
his children, Samuel Elwell of Gloucester, fisherman, Joseph and 
John Elwell of Biddeford, husbandmen, Hannah, wife of Nathaniel 
Durriel, and Sarah, wife of Robert Edgecomb, both of Biddeford. t 

Children : — 

i. Robert, b. Sept. 18, 1688; m. Jemima, dau. of John Smith, Nov. 1, 
1713; he d. at Ipswich "under the doctor's hands, Mr. Wallis," 
June 3, 1715. 

Child: — 

1. Jonathan, h. April 14, 1714. 
ii. Sarah, b. and d. in 1692, 

iii. Hannah, b. Jan. 25, 1694; m. N.\thaniel Durrell. 
iv. Samuel, b. May 25, 1697; m. Rebecca Brown, April 27, 1718. Ad- 
ministration on his estate granted to his son Samuel, May 11, 1742. 

Children: — 

1. Samuel, b. Oct. 5, 1718. 

2. Robert, b. Nov. 11, 1720. 

3. Daiid, h. Sept. 29, 1723. 

4. Rebecca, h. Dec. 12, 1725. 

5. Sarah, b. Feb. 6, 1727. 

6. Lowes, b. March 9, 1731. 

7. David, b. Aug. 4, 1733. 

• Essex Probate 306: 65. 
t Essex Deeda 11: ISO. 
t Essex Deed3 59: 32. 



Elwell 71 

8. Dorcvs, b. July 20. 1735. 

9. Benjamin, b. April 15, 1737. 

V. Bexjamix, b. March 17, 1700, prob. died before 1730. 

vi. 8AR.A.H, b. Jan. 2S, 1703; m. Robert Edgecomb of Biddeford. (.See 
Edgccomb.) 

vii. Joseph, b. Aug. 11, 1705; m. Euzabeth, dau. of Hezekiah and Eliza- 
beth (Fennicke) Elwell, Dec. 6, 172S. at Kittery. where she was 
born July 10, 1705. He was a husbandman, of Biddeford, in 1730. 

Children: — 

« 1. Sarah, h. Sept., 1730. 

2. Elizabeth, b. June 28, 1731; ra. John Cole at Biddeford, Aug. 

12, 1758. 

3. Benjamin, h. Nov. 10, 1733. 

4. Jospph, b. Oct. 2, 1734. 

5. Mary, b. Sept. 13. 1737. 

6. Robert, h. March 9. 1739. 

7. Sarah, b. Nov. 13, 1743. 
S. John, b. Aug. 10, 174G. 

viii. Jonx, b. Dec. 2S, 170S; m. Elizabeth . He was a resident of 

Biddeford in 1730. 

Children : — 

1. Sarah, bapt. Oct. 24, 1742. 

2. Rhoda, bapt. Mar. 24, 1745: m. Gibbins Eklgecomb, June 21, 

1708, at Saco. {See Edgtcotnb.) 



VIII. 
DUTCH, OF GLOUCESTER. 



DUTCH. 

1. OsMAN Dutch was in ]Massachusetts in 1639, when he sold 
property in Bridport England and sent for his wife Grace and son 
Robert. He settled with his family in Gloucester where he was a 
selectman in 1650. He was probably born about 1603, as he approxi- 
mates his age as 60 in 1663. His wife was about 50 in 1664. He 
died in November, 16S4, and administration of his estate, which 
was appraised at £83 : 10, was granted to his widow and son Robert.* 
"The poor distressed widow Grace Dutch,"' finding her provision 
inadequate for her support, petitioned the court in July, 1685, for 
permission to dispose of the real estate, two of her sons, Samuel and 
Hezekiah, already ha\ing consented thereto. f Thereafter she sold 
various parcels of real estate to William Elleiy, Christopher Hodg- 
kins and her son-in-law Samuel Elwell.t with whom she lived for 
ten years after her husband's death. She died on October 10, 1694. 
Children : — 
i. Robert, b. about 1G23, in England. His wife was Mary, daughter of 
Richard Kimball of Ipswich, § About 164S he moved from Gloucester 
to Ipswich, being a subscriber to Major Denison in that year. He 
sold his house, barn and all his land in Gloucester to Edward Hara- 
den in 1657. His will, dated August 13, 1CS6 and probated !;;ept. 14, 
16S7, mentions his sons Robert, Samuel and Benjamin, and gives all 
his "right and interest at Cape Ann " to the two latter. ij Some years 
later his grandson, Robert Dutch, was appointed administrator de 
bonis non, and divided "an old common right'' between the heirs of 
Robert Dutch's children, Robert, John, Samuel, Benjamin, Mary 
Cowes and Hannah Collins.^ 

Children: — 

1. John, b. May 1, 1646. He d. Nov. 5, 168.5. His wife was 

Elizabeth Roper, who was his widow at her death from 
small pox in 1692, when her estate was divided by her 
brother, John Roper, among her children, Elizabeth, wife 
of Isaac Rinee, Susanna, John, Benjamin, Nathaniel and 
Hannah Dutch.** 

2. Robert, b. June 24, 1647. He was one of "the Flower of 

Essex" under Captain Lathrop at the massacre at Bloody- 
Brook in King PhiUp's War on Sept. 10, 1675. He was 
"sorely wounded by a Bullet that rased to his Skull, and 
then mauled by the Indian Hatchets — left for dead by 
the Salvages, and stript by them of all but his skin," but 
being found and cared for by Captain Moseley on the fol- 
lowing mornins, recovered from his wounds. ft He m. Han- 
nah Lovell, Dec. 26, 1677. 

3. Samtiel, b. June, 1650; m. Abigail Gidding, Feb. 12, 1673. 

His estate was di\-ided in 1712 between his widow, sons 

* Essex Probate 304: 11. j. 
t Essex Probate 304: 1.51. 
t Essex Deeds 20: 10; 10: 2; 10: 63. 

Essex Co. Court Record's. Ill: 151. 

Essex Probate 304: 366. 

Essex Probate 313: 327. 
•• Essex Probate 304: 322, 413. 
tt Hubbard's Histor>' of the Indian Wars. 



76 Ancestry of Charity HaUy 

Samuel, John, George, daughters Abigail, Dorothy, Mary, 
Martha, and Jane. 

4. Mary, m. Giles Cowes, 1G6S; d. Oct. 22, 1672. 

5. Hannah, m. James Collins, 167-4. 

6. Caleb, b. May 1, 1659; d. s.p. 

7. Benjamin, b. Dec. 4, 1065; m. Elizabeth, daughter of John 

and Katherine Baker, June 30, 1690. He d. before 1695. 

when his will, leaving all his property to his wife, was 

proved. She m. second John Appleton,* int. Aug. 31, 1700. 

Benjamin's only child, EUzabeth, m. Benjamin Studley in 

1714. Giving her line cf descent from Osman Dutch." she 

sold her share in his estate to Epes Sargent on July 23, 1730.* 

ii. Samuel. He died in Salem about 1695, lea\-ing a widow, Susaxx.'V, 

who in. second Richard Hutten, and a daughter, Susanna, twelve 

years of age.f S>xsanna was the wife of Benjamin Knowlton of 

Ipswich in 1730.* 

iii. Alice. She was the second wife of Jekemiah Meacham of Salem, who 

died in 1694, leaving a larce estate. She was still his widow, living 

in Ipswich, on March 30, 1704, when she assigned to her sister, Esther 

Ehvell, all claim to the estate of her father, stating lier regret at 

having signed a paper at the request of her nephew, ThomasHodg- 

kins, in an attempt to recover some propertj' sold by her mother 

since her father's death. t 

iv. Grace. She m. Willl^m Hodgkix.s of Ipswich, and bore him twelve 

children. She was administratrix de bonis nnn of her father's estate 

after the death of her mother and brother Robert (June 16, 1703) 

and her son, Thomas, renders an account as her attorney.§ Hodg- 

kins d. in 1693, leaving her his entire estate. jj 

V. Esther. She m. Samuel El^\-ell, June 7, 1658. She sold two rights 

of commonage, belonging to her late father, to Col. Appleton and 

Joseph Gardner respectively, in 1705 and 1713. r {See Elwcll.) 

vi. Mary, m. Joseph Elwell, June 22, 1609; prob. d. March 25, 1680. 

Children: — 

1. Hezekiah EhreU, b. June 2, 1670. 

2. Joseph Elwell, b. Aug. 19, 1672. 

3. Samuel Elwell, h. June 8, 1675. 

4. Benjamin Elwell, b. Sept. 13, 1678. 

vii. Hezkkiah, b. March 29, 1647. In 1730 he was survived and repre- 
sented by two daughters, Martha, wife of John Legros of Salem, and 
Mary, widow of Joseph Ashton, of Marblehead.** 

•Essex Deeds .54: 21-3. 

t Essex Probate 305: I2S-30. 

t Essex Deeds 16: 117. 

§ Essex Probate .308: 93, 336. 

II Essex Probate 303: 172. 

11 Essex Defds 19: 230: 31: 183. 

••Essex Deeds 54: 213. 



IX. 

GARDNER, OF GLOUCESTER. 



GARDNER. 

James Gardner married Elizabeth, daughter of William Vinson, 
Januaiy 19, 1662, in Gloucester, ^Massachusetts. Vinson gave to 
his son-in-law, in addition to other land, two acres at the end of 
his ovv'n lot. On this land Gardner probably built the house which, 
with half a shallop and a long gun, he exclianged with Hugh Rowe 
in 1668 for his third part of a farm, one share and coulter and one 
cart and a pair of wheels with four iron hooks about the stocks, 
and the frame of a house with all the boards he had at the end of the 
cape, and thatch to thatch the house.* Gardner's second wife was 
widow Mary (Elwcll) Dalliber, whom he married shortly before his 
death on Dec. 8, 1684. His will, made Jan. 23, 1683, was proved 
March 31, 1685. As his first wife had been named as executrix, 
the court appointed Jeffrey Parsons to take charge of the estate 
until his eldest son should come of age.f 
Children: — 

i. Sarah, b. April 16, 1602; d. April 21, 1662. 

ii. James, b. Oct. 5, 1663; d. same dav. 

iii. George, b. May 22, 1664; d. before 16S3. 

iv. Elizabeth, b. June 11, 1666; d. same day. 

V. Sarah, b. April 17, 1668, m. Robert Elwell, Oct. 12, 1687. {See 

■ Elwcll.) 
vi. Mary, b. Sept. 13, 1671; d. Oct. 25, 1671. 
vii. Joseph, b. Oct. 23, 1672; m. Hannah, daughter of Samuel Ehvell, 

Jan. 2, 1695; livine in 1750. 
viii. Rebecca, b. Sept. 15, 1675. 
ix. John, b. Jan. 11, 1678; m. Mirlam S.AiiPSON, Jan. 24, 1704; livin? 

about 1750. 
X. James, b. Aug. 27, 1681; m. Abigail , Jan. 23, 1707. 

•Essex Deeds 9: ISl. 
t E3oex Probate 304: 110. 



79 



X. 

VINCENT, OF GLOUCESTER. 



VINCENT. 

William Vinson (Vincent) was bom about the year 1610. He 
was in Salem with his mother and a cousin, Anthony Bucstone, in 
1636 when land was laid out to them at Alarblehead. He eventually 
settled in Gloucester, where he was made a freeman on May 10, 1643. 
He served as selectman in 1646, and for several subsequent years. 
He sold a farm of fifty-two acres at Little Good Harbor, bought of 
George Norton, to John Rowe in 1651,* and another lot to his "son- 
in-law" Hugh Rowe in 16S4.t 

His first wife, Sarah , died February 4, 1660, and he married 

second on June 10, 1661, Rachel Cooke, a widow. He died Septem- 
ber 17, 1690, and his widow on February 15, 1707. His will, I dated 
March 19, 1684, mentions his wife, son John "in case he be living and 
return home again," daughters Abigail, Sarah Parsons, deceased 
daughters Elleiy and Gardner, daughter-in-law Mary Day, Jr. 
and John Cook, son of his son-in-law, John Cook.§ 
Children: — 
i. Sarah. She m. Jeffrey Parsons, Nov. 11, 1657. He was probably 
born in Alphington, Devonshire, about 1631. He d. Aug. 19, 16S9; 
ehe d. Jan. 12, 170S. 

Children: — 

1. James Parsons, b. Dec. 18, 1658. 

2. Jeffrey Parsons, b. Jan. 31, 1660. 

3. Sarah Parsons, b. April 19, 1663. 

4. John Par.-'ons, h. Mav 14, 1666. 

5. Elizabflh Parsons, b. 'March 22, 1669. 

6. Jeremiah Parsons, h. May 28, 1672. 

7. Nathaniel Parsons, h. March 16, 1675. 

8. Abigail Parsons, b. March 25, 1678. 

9. Ebenczer Parsons, b. Jan. 5, 1680. 
10. Ebenczer Parsons, b. Dec. 23, 1681. 

ii. Hannah. She m. William Ellery, Oct. 8, 1663. She d. Dec. 24, 
1675. He was a man of wealth and prominence, serving as repre- 
sentative to the General Court in 16S9. He d. Dec. 9, 1696. The 
settlement of his estate shows a charge of £2:5 for "Rum, wine, 
eider, and shugf and spis for funnerall." 

Children: — 

1. William Ellery, b. Sept. 15, 1664. 

2. Hannah Ellery, b. Jan. 25, 1666. 

3. Benjamin Ellery, b. Sept. 6, 1669. He settled in Newport, 

R. I., where he became deputy in the Colonial Assembly, 
judge of the County court and assistant of the Colony. 
His eldest son, WiUiam, graduated from Harvard in 1722 
and became Deputy-Governor of Rhode Island; his grand- 
son, William Ellery, Harvard 1747, was a member of the 
Continental Congress and a signer of the Declaration of 

•Essex Deeds 1: 81. 
t Essex Deeds 9: 286. 
i Essex Probate 303: 4. 

§ Rachel ( ) (Cooke) Vinson was evidently the mother of John Cook, Mary 

Day and of the wife of Hugh Rowe. 

83 



84 Ancestry of Charity Haley 

Independence; and a qreat-frrcat-f^andson was William 
Eller>' Channing, the eminent divine. 
4. Sti-sanna Elbrry, b. Feb. 2, 1673. 
iii. Elizabeth, b. May 16, 1G44; m. James Gardner, June 19, 1661. 

{See Gardner.) 
iv. Richard, d. Julv 24, 1652. 
V. John, b. May 15, 164S. 
vi. William, b. Sept. 9, 1651; d. Dec. 9, 1675. 
vii. Richakd. b. Sept. 1, 1G5S; d. Dec. 26, 1675. 
viii. Thomas, b. April 1, 1662; d. Dec. 31, 1675. 

ix. Abigail, b. May 8, 166S; m. Jacob Elwell, July 5, 16S6. (See 
Elxoell.) 



INDEX. 



Adams John 54 

i^arah (Haley) see Haley 14 

Zachariah 60 
Alger Andrew (1) 37 33 

Andrew (2) (s. Andrew 1) 38 

Arthur (2) (s. Andrew 1) 37 

John (2) (s. Andrew 1) 37 

Matthew (2) (s. Andrew 1) 3S 
All.vwad Hugh 62 
Andrews Capt. 47 
Anxable John (1) 64 

John (2) (s. John 1) 64 

John (3) (5. John 2) 64 

Patience Gibbins (Sanda) see 
Gibbins and Sands 60 64 
APf LETON Col. 76 

Elizabeth Baker (Dutch) see 
Dutch 76 

John 76 

John, Judge 42 

Nathaniel 10 

Ashley 19 

A3HTON John 37 33 

Joseph 37 76 

Mar>- Dutch 76 

Mar>' Edgecomb (Page) see 
Edgecomb and Page 36 37 
40 

Mary (Libby) see Libby 39 

Susanna Foxwell 37 
Astin see Ashton 
Atkinson- Theodore 27 
Auger see Alger 



B 

BACxaocsE Daniel (2) («. 

Francis 1) 60 
Dorcaa Cilley (Gibbins) see 

Gibbins 59 60 
Elizabeth Cross 59 
Francis (1) 59 60 
Nathaniel (2) (j. FrancU) 60 
Bakek John 76 
Katherine 76 

Elizabeth (Dutch) (Apple- 
ton) see Dutch and Apple- 
ton 76 
Balhatchet Mary ilarsh see 
Marsh 27 
Thomas 27 
Bardwell Martin II 

Mary- Stewart 11 
BvRTLO.N- John 43 61 
Ba:?sltt Sarah (Elwell) tee El- 
wcU 70 
William 70 
Batvjn- Stephen 19 
Ben.vett Alice Leach (Elwell) 
see Elwell 69 



Bexxett John 13 

Robert 69 
BicKKORD Abigail Haley see 
Haley 13 

Thomas 1'! 
Bishop Samuel 70 
Bi, \cKMAN Benjamin 40 57 
BoADE Ht-nry 56 
B<1DEN Deborah Palmer 41 

Samuel 41 
BoNiGHTON John 35 
BONTTHON- John (2) (s. Rich. 1) 
54 55 57 

Richard (1) 3 17 32 36 37 41 
51 52 53 54 56 57 
Booth Robert 59 

Simion 59 
BooTHBY Samuel 46 61 
BowLKs Jospph 19 
Bridges Samuel 27 
Bbtant Hannah Sands 64 

John 04 
Brown Elizabeth (Sands) see 
Sands 64 

Rebecca (Elwell) see Elwell 
70 
BucsTONE Anthony 83 
Bl-lma-V Alexander 46 
BurtDETT Anne 54 

George 51 
BuKLEY Sarah Haley tee Haley 
5 

Thomas 5 
BuRNHAM Obed 13 

Olive Haley see Haley 13 



Caer see Carr 
i CAiiiiocK Thomas 17 32 52 
Carr George (1)5 

James (3) (s. Rick. 2) 5 
John (3) (s. Rich. 2) 5 
Richard (2) (j. Geo. 1) 5 6 7 

23 
Samuel (3) (». Rich. 2) 5 
Sarah 5 

Sarah Haley see Haley 3 
Sarah Mayer (Haley) see 
Mayer and Haley vii 4 5 6 
7 23 
Campbell Andrew 10 
Carter Hannah Sands 64 

John 64 
C'HANNiNa William Ellery see 

Ellery g4 
Charles II.. King 34 
Frances 55 
Martha Heywood 55 
William 55 
CoATER John 27 
CatEVEB Richard 27 

85 



Clat Elizabeth (Haley) (Pren- 
tice) see Haley and Prentice 
10 
Jonas 10 
Mary 10 
Cleaves George 32 55 
Cleeve George 17 19 
Clouqh Ebenpzer 27 
Cole Elizabeth Elwell see El- 
well 71 
Eunice 19 
John 71 
. William 4 IS 19 

William (Hampton) 19 
Collins Christopher 33 31 36 
Hannah Dutch see Dutch 75 
J. 36 
James 76 
John 69 

Mary (Elwell) (Cookl (Daviii) 
see Elwell, Cook and Davis 
69 
COLMAN Dr. 10 
Cook Elisha 60 
John (1) S3 

John (2) (s. John 1) 83 
John 69 

Mary Collins (Elwell) 
(Davis) see Elwell and 
Da\-i3 69 
Cooke Peyton 34 

Rachel (Vincent) see Vincent 
83 
Coole see Cole 

CoosiNs Hannah Edgecomb see 
Edgecomb 47 
Ichabod 47 
Joseph 47 
Cowes Giles 76 

Mar>- Dutch see Dutch 76 
Craft Richard 43 
Crocker William 47 
Cromwell Oliver 18 
Cflosa Elizabeth (Backhouse) 
see Backhouse 59 
John 59 
Crosse Goodw. 13 
CcMMiNS Susanna Page (Pri- 
deuxj see Prideui 37 
Timothy 37 
CcTTs William 17 



Dallibeh Mary Elwell (Gard- 
ner) see Elwell and Gard- 
ner 70 
Samuel 70 
Tristram 69 
Davls Charity Haley see Haley 
iii vii 14 
Elizabeth 45 



86 



Index 



Dhxia. Elizabeth Basford 45 64 
Emma Sands 64 
Eunice 45 

Ezra (2) (s. Capt. John) 45 
Ezra (3) (s. Ezra 2) 45 
James (Capt.) 69 
James (3) (s. Ezra 2) 45 
Jemima 45 
John (Capt.) 7 45 64 
John (2) (a. Capt. John) 64 
John (3) (s. Ezra 2) 45 
Mary 45 
Mary Collins (EItvcHI (Cook) 

s(e Elwell and Cook 09 
Nicholas (h. Charity) iii 14 45 
Sarah 45 

Sarah Edgecomb see Edge- 
comb 45 
Day Mar>- (Vincent) S3 
Deabing Geort-e 32 
Dempster John 54 
De.mson Major 75 
Dillon Elizabeth 54 
Do'WNE William 4 
DcRiN Jane (Elwell) see Elwell 

69 
Dttbrell Elizabeth (Wake- 
field) see Wakefield 64 
Hannah Elwell see Elwell 70 
Kezia Wakefield 05 
Mary (Wakefield) see Wake- 
field 65 
Nathaniel 70 
Philip (1) 65 
Philip (2) (s. Phil. 1) 65 
DrTCH 73 to 76 
Abigail 76 
Abigail Gidding 75 
Alice (Meacham) see Meach- 

am 76 
Benjamin (3) (s. Rob. 2) 76 
Caleb (3) (s. Rob. 2) 76 
Dorothy 76 
Elizabeth Baker (Appleton) 

tee Appleton 76 
Elizabeth (Ringe) see Range 

75 
Elizabeth Roper 75 
Elizabeth (Studley) 76 
Esther (Elwell) see Elwell vii 

76 
George (4) (s. Sam. 3) 76 

Grace vii 75 76 

Grace (Hodgkins) see Hodg- 

kins 76 
Hannah 75 
Hannah (Collins) see Collins 

76 
Hannah Lovell 75 
Hezekiah (2) (s. Osman 1) 76 
Jane 76 

John (3) (s. Rob. 2) 75 
John (4) (s. John 3) 75 
John (4) (s. Sam. 3) 76 
Martha 76 
Martha (Legroe) see Legros 

76 
Mary 76 

Mary (Ashton) see Ashton 76 
Mary (Cowes) see Cowes 76 
Mary (Elwell) see Elwell 69 

76 
Mary Kimball 75 



Dutch Nathaniel (4) (s. John 
3) 75 
Osman (1) vii 75 
Osmund see Osman 
Robert (2) (s. Osm. 1) 75 76 
Robert (3) (s. Rob. 2) 75 
Samuel (2) (s. Osm. 1) 76 
Samuel (3) (s. Rob. 2) 75 
Samuel (4) (s. Sam. 3) 76 
Susanna 75 

Susanna (Button) see Hut- 
ton 76 
Susanna (Knowlton) see 
Kno%vlton 76 
Dter Abigail (Goldthwait) see 
Goldthwait 9 
Abigail Haley see Haley 9 
Benjamin (3) (s. Jos. 2) 9 
Hepsibah Ross 9 
John (3) (s. Jos. 2) 9 
Joseph (2) is. Wm. 1) 9 
Joseph (3) (s. Jos. 2) 9 
Mar>- 9 10 
Mary Chadbourne 9 
Rebecca 9 
Sarah 9 10 

Sarah Haley see Haley 12 
Samuel (3) («. Jos. 2) 9 10 
William (1) 9 

E 

Edgcomb see Edgecomb 
Edgecomb 29 to 48 

Aaron (5) (s. Jas. 4) 47 

Abigail 47 

Charity (Rumerj-) see Rum- 

er>- 46 
Christopher (2) (s. Nick. 1) 

35 36 37 38 
Daniel (5) (s. Jas. 4) 47 
Eliphalet (5) (s. Gib. 4) 47 
Elizabeth.43 01 
Elizabeth Fletcher 48 
Elizabeth Tarbox 46 
Elizabeth (Tucker) see 

Tucker 44 
Eunice 47 

Ezekit.1 (5) (». Jas. 4) 47 
Gibbins (4) (s. Thos. 3) 47 71 
Gibbins (5) (s. Gib. 4) 47 
Grace 44 
Grace Kelly (Ferryman) see 

Perrvman 43 44 
Hannah 47 

Hannah (Cousins) see Cous- 
ins 47 
Hannah (Fogg) see Fogg 47 
Isaac (5) (s. Roh. 4) 48 
James (3) (s. Rob. 2) 43 61 
James (4) (3. Thos. 3) 47 
James (5) (s. Jas. 4) 47 
Jemima (N'ason) see Nason 

45 
Joanna (Elkina) (Puncheon) 

see Elkins and Puncheon 36 

38 39 
John 31 

John (2) (s. yich. 1) 36 
John (3) (s. John 21) 30 40 41 

43 
John (4) (s. John 3) 44 
John (4) (s. Thos. 3) 47 



Edgecomb John (5) (s. Jas. 4) 
47 
John (5) (s. Rob. 4) 48 
John (5) (s. Sam. 4) 47 
Joseph (5) (s. Gib. 4) 47 
Judith (Townsend) see Town- 
send 43 61 
I^vi (5) (3. Rob. 4) 43 
LUlis 47 
Lydia 47 

Alark (5) (s. Sam. 4) 47 
Mary 40 47 
Mary Gale 44 
Mary (N'ason) see Xason 45 

40 
Mar>' (Page) (Ashton) see 

Page and Ashton 30 37 40 
Mary- (Palmer) see Palmer 41 
Mary (Wright) see Wright 44 
Mary (Young) see Young 43 

01 
Michael (2) (s. Nich. 1) 36 39 

40 
Miriam Stacey 44 
Molly Deoring 47 
Mount, Lord 31 
Nicholas (1) vii 31 32 33 34 35 

30 38 41 61 
Nicholas (3) (s. John 2?) 41 

44 
Nicholas (3) (s. Rob. 2) 43 61 
Nicholas (4) (s. John 3) 44 
Nicholas (4) (s. A'lcA. 3) 44 
Nicholas (4) {Rob. 3) 45 46 
Nicholas (5) (Xich. 4) 46 
Nicholas (10) 37 
Nicholas (Plymouth) 31 
Noah (5) (s. Sam. i) 47 
Pendleton (5) (s. Jas. 4) 47 
Rachel 47 
Rachel Gibbins see Gibbins 

vii 41 61 
Rachel (Haley) see Haley iii 

vii 14^45 
Rachel (Redlon) see Redlon 

47 
Reliance 47 
Reliance Thompson 47 
Rhoda Elwell see Elwell 47 71 
Rhoda (Runnels^ see Runnels 

47 
Richard, Sir 31 
Robert (2) (s, Xich. 1) vii 35 

30 39 40 41 42 61 
Robert (3) (s. Rob. 2) vii 14 

42 43 44 45 61 63 71 
Robert (4) (s. Rob. 3) 45 
Robert (4) (s. Thos. 3) 48 
Robert (5) (s. Rob. 4) 43 
Robert (5) (s. Sam. 4) 47 
Samuel (4) (3. Thos. 3) 47 
Samuel (5) (s. Jas. 4) 47 
Samuel (5) (s. Sam. 4j 47 
Sarah 46 47 48 
Sarah (Da-vis) see Davis 45 
Sarah Elwell vii 14 45 61 71 
Sarah Fletcher 46 61 
Sarah (Pickett) see Pickett 

44 
Susanna (Rhodes) see Rhodes 

41 
Thomas (3) (s, Rob. 2) 42 43 

46 61 



Index 



87 



Edgecomb Thomas (4) (». Thos. 
3) 47 
Thomas (5) (s. Gif. 4) 47 
Thoma3 (5) (s. Jaa. 4) 47 
Thomas (o) (a. Sam. 4) 47 
William (5) (s. Gib. 4) 47 
WUliam (5) (s. A'lc/i. 4) 46 
Wilmot Randall \-ii 33 34 30 61 

Gale 37 

Eldek John 64 

Ruth Sands 64 
Eliot Robert 36 39 
Elkins Henry 36 38 39 

Joanna (Edgcomb) (Pun- 
cheon) see Edgecomb and 
Puncheon 36 38 39 
Ellery Abigail (Elwell) see El- 
weU S4 
Benjamin (2) (s. Wm. 1) S3 
Elizab<:th (Gardner) see Gard- 
ner S4 
Hannah Vincent see Vincent 

83 
John (2) (s. TTm. 1) 84 
Richard (2) (s. i. Wm. 1) 84 
Richard (2) (s. ii. Wm. 1) 84 
Thomas (2) {s. Wm. 1) 84 
William (1) 75 S3 
William (2) (s. Wm. 1) S3 
William (3) {s. Ben. 2) S3 
WilUam (4) (a. Wm. 3) see, 
also, Channjng, Vt'm. El- 
lery S3 84 
Elsworth Jeremiah 63 
Sarah 63 

Sarah(Hibbert) «€eHibbert 63 
Elway see Elwell 
Elwell 67 to 72 
Abigail Ellery 84 
Abigail Vinson 70 S3 84 
Alice Leach 69 
Benjamin (3) (*. Jos. 2) 76 
Benjamin (4) (s. Rob. 3) 71 
Benjamin (5) (s. Jos. 4) 71 
Benjamin (5) («. Sam. 4) 71 
David (o) (3. I. Sam. 4) 70 
David (5) (s. ii. Sam. 4) 70 
Doreus 71 

Ebenezer (3) (s. Sam. 2) 70 
EUzabeth 47 70 71 
Elizabeth (Cole) see Cole 71 
Elizabeth Fennicke 71 
Esther 70 

Esther Dutch vii 70 76 
Hannah (Durrell) see Durrell 

70 
Hannah (Gardner) aee Gard- 
ner 70 79 
Hezekiah (3) f». Jos. 2) 76 
Hezekiah (of Kittery) 71 
Isaac (2) (s. Rob. 1) 69 
Jacob (2) (s. Rob. 1) 70 
Jacob (3) (s. Sam. 2) 70 84 
Jane Durin 69 
.Jean 70 



Jemima Smith 70 
Joan (Joane) 



\-ii 69 



John (3) (s. John 2) 69 
John (.5) {s. Jos. 4) 71 
John (2) (8. Rob. 1) 09 
John (4) («. Rob. 3) 47 71 
Jonathan (5) (». Rob. 4) 70 
Joeeph (2) («. Rob. 1 J 69 76 



Elwell Joseph (3) (s. Jos. 2) 76 
Joseph (4) (s. Rob. 3) 71 
Joseph (5) (s. Jos. 4) 71 
Josiah (2) («. Rob. 1) 09 
Lowes (5) (s. Sam. 4) 70 
Mar:,- 71 
Mary Collins (Cook) (Davis) 

see Cook and Davis 69 
Mary (Dalliber) (Gardner) 
see Dalliber and Gardner 
70 
Mary Prince (Howe) 69 
Mary Dutch 69 76 
Mehitable Millett 69 
Rebecca 70 
Rebecca Brown 70 
Rhoda (Edgecomb) see Edge- 
comb 47 71 
Richard (2) (s. Rob. 1) 70 
Robert (1) vii 7 70 
Robert (3) (s. Sam. 2) vii 45 

70 79 
Robert (4) (s. Rob. 3) 70 
Robert (5) (s. Jos. 4) 71 
Robert (5) (s. Sam. 4) 70 
Samuel (2) {s. Rob. 1) vii 69 

70 76 
Samuel (3) (s. Jos. 2) 76 79 
Samuel (3) (s. Sam. 2) 70 
Samuel (4) (s-Rob. 3) 70 
Samuel (5) (?. Sam. 4) 70 
Sarah 69 70 71 
Sarah Bassctt 70 
Sarah (Edgecomb) see Edge- 
comb vii 14 45 61 71 
Sarah (Gardner) see Gardner 

vii 45 70 79 
Thomas (2) (s. Rob. 1) 70 
Thomas (3) (.?. Sam. 2) 70 
Emmons Hannah (Wakefield) 
see Wakefield 64 



Fabian John 45 61 

Joseph 45 61 
F.viBFiELD John 12 13 
Fletcher Pendleton 4 19 

Pendleton Jr. 46 

Sarah (Edgecomb) see Edge- 
comb 46 61 

Seth S8 
FoGQ Col. 47 

Jonathan 47 

Hannah Edgecomb 47 
Fosells see Foxwell 
FoxwELL Mr. 17 

Philip 40 57 

Richard 32 37 38 

Susanna (Ashton) see Ashton 
37 
Frf.re Tobias 54 
Frost Charles 42 

Ithaman 63 

Sarah (Mace) (Randall) see 
Mace and Randall 63 

P. Simon 9 
Fryeb Mr. 18 19 



Gale Azor 37 
Gardner 77 to 80 
Abigail 79 



Gardner. Elizabeth 79 

Elizabeth EUerj- see Ellen,* 84 
Elizabeth Vincent \-ii 79 S3 84 
George (2) (s. Jas. 1) 79 
Hannah Elwell see Elwell 70 

79 
James (1) \'ii 70 79 84 
James (2) (s. i. Jas. 1) 79 
James (2) (s. ii. Jas. 1) 79 
John (2) (s. Jas. 1) 79 
Joseph (2) (s. Jag. 1) 76 79 
Mary Elwell (DaUiber) see 

Elwell and Dalliber 70 79 
Miriam Sampson 79 
Rebecca 79 
Sarah 79 
Sarah (Elwell) see Elwell vii 

45 70 79 
GiBBiNS 49 to 66 

Anthony (2) (s. Jas. 1) 59 

Charity 5i* 

Dorcas Cilley (Backhouse) 

see Backhouse 59 60 
Elizabeth (Sharp) see Sharp 

57 59 60 61 
Hannah (Ilibbert) (Maoe) see 

Hibbort and Mace 42 58 59 

61 02 
Hester 59 
James (1) vii 34 35 36 37 41 

51 57 58 59 65 
James (2) (s. Jis. 1) 59 60 
James (3) (s. Jas. 2) 60 
Judith Lewis see Lewis vii 35 

41 56 57 5S 59 62 
Patience (Sands) (Annable) 

see Sands and Annable 60 

64 
Rachel 59 62 

Rachel (Edgecomb) see Edge- 
comb vii 41 61 
Rebecca 59 
Rebecca (Wakefield) see 

Wakefield 00 65 
Thomas (2) {s. Jas. 1) 57 59 
Gibson Mary Lewis see Lewis 

53 54 55 
Richard 32 53 54 55 
GiDDiNG Abigail (Dutch) see 

Dutch 75 
GiLMAN Abigail (Hibbert) see 

Hibbert 63 
Joseph 63 
Godfrey Edward 17 52 
GoLDTHWAiT Abigail Dyer 9 

Philip 9 
Gooch Benjamin 65 

James 23 
Gorges Femandiao 17 31 33 34 

51 52 
W. 51 52 
(The Claims) 56 
Greenway Clement 52 
Gould Charity Rumery 46 

Thomas 46 
GuLlKEB John 11 



Haeley tee Haley 
Haile see Haley 
Haley 1 to 14 
Abigail 14 



8S 



Index 



Halbt Abigail (Bickford) eee 

Bickford 13 
Abigail (Dyer) see Dyer 9 
Abigail Hill 12 13 
Abigail (Perkina) see Perkins 

14 
Abner (6) («. Jos. 5, Thos. 4) 

14 
Abraham (5) («. Sam. 4, Ben. 

3) 12 
Andrew 3 
Ann 4 IS 
Anna 14 
Benjamin (3) («. Thos. 2, 

TAos. 1) vTi3 567S9 10 13 

14 
Benjamin (4) (». Ben. 3, Thos. 

2) 9 

Benjamin (5) (». Sam. 4, Ben. 

3) 12 

Benjaniin (Exeter 2) 6 
Betty Tarbox 12 
Charity (Davis) iii vii 14 
Dorcas Hilton 14 
Elizabeth 10 11 14 
Elizabeth Clay (I'rentice) see 

Prentice 10 
Esther 14 
Esther Towna 13 
Hannah 10 11 
Hepsibah Ross 12 
James (6) (s. Jos. 5, Thos. 4) 

14 
Jesse (6) («. Jos. 5, Thos. 4) 

13 
John (4) («. Ben. 3. Thos. 2) 

13 
John (5) (*. Wm. 4, Ben. 3) 14 
John (6) (». Jos. 5. Thos. 4) 13 
Joseph (4) (s. Ben. 3, Thos. 2) 

9 10 12 14 
Joseph (5) (s. Sam. 4, Ben. 3) 

12 
Joseph (5) (a. Thos. 4, Ben. 3) 

13 
Joseph (5) («. i. ITm. 4, Ben. 

3) 14 
Joseph (5) (». »■». JTm. 4, Ben. 

3) 14 
Joseph (5) (». ». /o«. 4, Ben. 

3) 14 
Joseph (5) (». »i. Joa. 4, Ben. 

3) 14 
Joseph (5) («. »»i. Jos. 4, Ben. 

3) 14 
Joseph (6) (». Joa. 5, Thos. 4) 

13 
Lucretia 12 
Lydia 4 IS 
Margaret 9 14 
Margaret (Merry) see Merry 

14 
Mary 10 11 
Mary Bortlet 5 
Mary Oilman 6 
Mary Lamson 5 
Mary (Lord) «e* Lord 13 
Mary Orne 5 
Mary (Prentice) tee Prentice 

11 
. Mary West lee West vii 3 4 

18 19 
MiriAm 14 



Halit Mollie (Tarbox) tee Tar- 
box 12 

Noah (5) (j. Jos. 4. Ben. 3) 14 

Olive 14 

Olive (Bumham) see Bum- 
ham 14 

Rachel 10 11 14 

Rachel Edgecomb see Edge- 
comb lii vii 14 45 

Rachel Stewart 11 

Rebecca 14 

Robert (5) (a. Wm. 4. Ben. 3) 
14 

Ruth 14 

Ruth Towne 14 

Samuel (2) (s. Thos. 1) 4 

Samuel (3) {s. Thos. 2, Thos. 

1) 5 6 10 

Samuel (4) (s. Ben. 3. Thos. 

2) 9 10 11 12 13 14 
Samuel (4) (3. t. Sam. 3, Thos. 

2) 11 

Samuel (4) («. ii. Sam, 3, 

Thos. 2) 11 
Samuel (4) (s. iii. Sam. 3. 

Thos. 2) 11 
Samuel (4) {s. iv. Sam. 3, 

Thos. 2) 11 
Samuel (5) (3. 5am. 4, Ben. 3) 

12 
Samuel (Exeter 2) 5 
Sarah 12 13 14 
Sarah Adams 14 
Sarah (Hurley) see Burley 5 
Sarah (Carr) see Carr 5 
Sarah (Dyer) see Dyer 12 
Sarah (Macklish) 3ee Mack- 

liah 10 
Sarah Mayer (Carr) see 

Mayer and Carr vii 4 5 6 7 

23 
Sarah Melcher 14 
Sarah (Smith) see Smith 9 
Susanna 9 13 14 
Susanna Marsh see Marsh vii 

689 17 
Susanna (Smith) ste Smith 

12 
Sylveate- (5) («. Sam. 4, Ben. 

3) 12 
Thomas (1) vii 3 4 
Thomas (2) (3. Thos. 1) vii 3 

4 18 23 
Thomas (3?) (f s. Thos. 2. 

Thos. 1) see Thoa. Exeter 
Thomas (4) (s. Ben. 3. Thos. 

2) 1 9 12 13 

Thomas (4) («. 1. Sam. 3, 

Thos. 2) 11 
Thomas (4) (j. ii, Sam. 3, 

Thos. 2) U 
Thomas (4) (». iii. Sam. 3, 

Thos. 2) 12 13 
Thomas (5) (*. t. Sam. 4, Ben. 

3) 12 

Thomas (5) (». ii. Sam. 4, 

Ben. 3) 12 
Thomas (5) («. Wm. 4, Ben. 

3) 14 
Thomas (5) (». Jos. 4, Ben. 

3) 14 
Thomas (Exeter I) tee Thoa. 

(3T)5 



Halet Thomas CExeter 2) (». 
Thos. Ex. 1) 5 IZ 
William (4) (s. Ben. 3, Thos. 

2) iii \-ii 9 10 11 14 45 
William (4) (s. 5am. 3, Thos. 

2) 11 

William (5) (». Wm. 4, Ben. 

3) 14 
Haley see Haley 
H.\RADEN Edward 75 
H.^.RM\N Jane 56 
H.vRMON' John 57 
Harding Stephen 6 
H.twKiNS Thomas 41 
H.4.Tiis Elizabeth 55 

Elizabeth Heywood 55 

Thomas 55 
Hayley sec Haley 
Hearle see Haley 
Hele see Haley 
Hhkchman Daniel 39 
Hetwood Alice Home wood 55 

Elizabeth (Hayes) see Hayes 
55 

Elizabeth Lewis see Lewis 53 
55 

Hester (Orpen) see Orpen 53 
55 

John (2) (s. Rob. 1) 55 

Judith 55 

Katherine 55 

Martha (Charles) «e« Charles 
55 

Mary ^Vbitehead 55 

Nathaniel (2) (s. Rob. 1) 53 

Richard (2) (s. Rob. 1) 55 

Richard (3) (3. Rich. 2) 55 

Robert (1) 53 55 

Robert (2) (s. Rob. 1) 55 
Hibberd see Hibbert 
HiBBERT Abigail Oilman 63 

Oeorge (2) is. 1) 63 

George (3) (s. Geo. 2) 63 

Hannah Oibbins (Mace) see 
Gibbins and Mace 42 58 59 
61 62 

James (3) (s. Geo. 2) 63 

Jeremiah (3) (3. Geo. 2) 63 

Mary 63 

Mary (Jewett) see Jewett C2 

Rebecca 63 

Sarah Ellsworth 63 

Susanna Payson 63 

Thomas 63 

(1) (.hus. Han. Gib.) 

61 
Hill Abi;?ail (Haley) 3e« Haley 
12 13 

Ebenezer 7 41 42 59 

Jeremiah 14 65 

Joseph 12 13 

Joseph, E^q. 12 

Nathaniel 12 

Sarah 12 
Hilton Dorcas (Haley) (M 
Haley 14 

Edward 51 
HoDGKi.Ns Christopher 75 

Elizabeth (Waite) see Wait« 
64 

Grace Dutch see Dutch 76 

Patience Sands 64 

Patience (Wells) «m Wells 64 



Index 



89 



HoDOKiNS Thomas (AtM. Pat. 
Sands) 64 

Thomas (s. Wm.) 76 

Williani (hus. Gra. Dutch) 76 
HoGQ Peter 52 

HoBNBrcKLE Ann Marsh see 
Marsh 27 

Hubbard 40 

HussEY Batchelor 8 9 
HtrrroN Richard 76 

Susanna Dutch see Dutch 76 



Jepson Emm Coddington 64 

Emm (Sands) see Sands 64 

John 64 
JEWETT Da\-id (3) (». Jos. 2) 62 

George (3) (s. Jos. 2) 62 

Gibbins (3) (s. Jos. 2) 63 

James 14 

Joseph (1) 62 

Joseph (2) (s. Jos. 1) 62 

Josiah (3) (s. Jos. 2) 62 

Mar>- C2 &i 

Mary Hibbert 62 

Mary Pay son 62 

Nathan (3) (s. Jos. 2) 62 

Ruth 'Wood 62 
JocELiN Henry 17 52 
Jones William 41 
JoEDAN Rishworth 8 9 

Robert 32 

Samuel (2) (s. Capt.) 12 

Samuel (Capt.) 12 

Sarah Winter 32 

Tristram (2) (s. Capt.) 12 



Kei.lt Grace 43 

John 41 

John 43 

Mary Palmer 41 

Roger 62 

Rose 43 
K1MB.4.LL Richard 75 

Mary (Dutch) see Dutch 75 
KiNGSLAND Hester Lewis 55 

Nath.iniel 55 
Kj«owlton Benjamin 76 

Susanna Dutch 76 



Labkham Rev. 55 
Labrabee Beniamin 48 
L.vTlMER Thomas 35 
Lathrop Capt. 75 
Leach Alice (Bennett) see Ben- 
nett 69 

Alice (El well) see El well 69 

Robert (1) 69 

Robert (2) (s. Rob. 1) 69 

Samuel (2) (s. Rob. 1) 69 
Legbos John 76 

Martha Dutch see Dutch 76 
Lewis 49-66 

Elizabeth vii 53 56 

f^lixabeth (Heywood) see 
Heywood 53 55 

Hebter (Kingsland) tee 
Kinj^land 53 55 

Joan M 



L«wi9 Judith (Gibbins) see Gib- 
bins \'ii 35 41 53 55 56 57 
58 59 62 
Mary (Gibson) see Gibson 53 

54" 55 56 
Thomas (1) %-ii 3 32 41 45 51 

52 53 56 57 62 
Thomas (2) (g. Thos. 1) 53 54 
57 
LiBBT Giffer 39 

Mary .\shton 39 
LiGHTON J. '3 wife 59 
LiTTLEFEYLD Francis 18 19 

Thomas 18 19 
LiTTLEFiEt.D Elizabeth (Wake- 
field) see Wakefield 65 
Job 65 
Moses 65 
Lord Joseph 60 

Mary (Mollie) Haley tee 

Holey 13 
Richard 13 
LouE William 19 
LovELL Hannah (Dutch) see 

Dutch 75 
LtJX John 40 
Lttcott Ch. 54 

M 

Macs Andrew (2) (a. Rob. 1) 62 
Andrew (3) (s. And. 2) 62 
Betty 64 
Deborah 62 
Elizabeth 63 
Elizabeth (Lliller) see Miller 

63 
Gibbins (2 or 3) (s. Rob. I or 

2) 63 
Gibbins (3 or 4) («. Gib. 2 or 

3) 63 
Hannah 63 
Hannah Gibbins (Hibbert) 

see Gibbins and Hibbert 42 
68 59 61 62 
Ithamar (3 or 4) («. John 2 

or 3) C3 
James (3 or 4) (s. Gib. 2 or 3) 

63 64 
Johannah 62 
John (2 or 3) («. Rob 1 or 2) 

63 
John (3 or 4) («. Jos. 2 or 3) 

63 
Joseph (2 or 3) (». Rob. 1 or 2) 

63 
Joseph (3 or 4) (s. Jos. 2 or 

3) 63 
Jo.iiah (3 or 4) («. Jos. 2 or 3) 

63 
Judith 64 
Margaret 62 

Mary 63 

Rachel 63 

Reuben (2) (a. Rob. 1) 62 

Robert (1) 61 62 

Robert (2 7) (7 ». Rob. 1) 62 

Robert (3 or 4) («. John 2 or 

3) 63 
Sarah Frost (Randall) see 

Randall 63 
Thomas (3 or 4) (». Jos. 2 or 
3) 63 



MACKrsTOss Lachlan 60 
Macklish John 10 

Sarah Haley see Haley 10 
Thomas 11 
Mackworth Arthur 55 
Maer see Mayer 
Maier see Mayer 
Mair see Mayer 
Majort Joseph 42 
Man-wakinq John 61 
Elizabeth Sharp 61 
Mar see Mayer 
Mare see Mayer 
Marsh 25 to 28 

Ann (Hornbuckle) see Horn- 
buckle 27 
Bartholomew 27 
Elizabeth 27 
Jacob (2) (j. John 1) 27 
John 27 
John (1) vii 27 
John (2) (s.Johnl) 27 
Margaret 27 

Margaret vii 27 

Marj- (Balhatchet) see Bal- 

hatchet 27 
Sarah 27 

Susanna (Haley) tee Haley 
vii 6 8 9 27 
Mase see Mace 
Mash see Marsh 
M.vTHEa Rev. Cotton 4 61 64 
M.vYER 21 to 24 

Benjamin (2) (*. Wal. 1) 23 

Elizabeth 23 

"Goody" 23 

Judith (Read) tee Read 23 

Love 23 

Mary 23 

Rebecka 23 

Ruth 23 

Sarah (Haley) Carr see Haley 

and Carr vii 4 5 6 7 23 
Walter (1) vii 4 5 5 21 23 
Walter (2) (». Wal. 1) 23 
Maverick Mistress 56 
Meacham Alice Dutch see 
Dutch 76 
Jeremiah 76 
Melcher Sarah (Haley) see 

Haley 14 
Merrill Abel 7 
Merrt Margaret Haley tee 
Haley 14 
William 14 
MiLBCRNE William 40 
Miles Mary 19 
Miller Betty 63 
Charles (1) 59 63 
Charles (21 (s. Chas. 1) 63 
Elizabeth Mace 63 
John (2) (s. Chas. 1) 63 
Nanny 63 

Robert (2) (». ». Chas. 1) 63 
Robert (2) («. it'. Chas. 1) 03 
Millett Mary Greenaway 69 
Mehitabel (Elwell) see El- 
well 69 
Thomas 69 
M1LL8 Thomas'Sa 
MiTCHEL Col. 48 
MOOBE Col. 13 
M08ELBT Capt. 78 



90 



Index 



MocLTON' Jeremiah 8 9 
MowAT Ja. 54 

N 

Nash Elizabeth Stewart 11 
Sylvester 11 

Nason Benjamin 45 

Benjamin (3) (3. John 2) 46 

Charity 40 

Edward (3) (s. John 2) 46 

Jemima 45 

John (2) 45 

John (3) («. i. John 2) 46 

John (3) (s. a. John 2) 46 

Joseph (3) (s. John 2) 46 

Margaret 46 

Mary Edgecomb 45 

Moses (3) (s. John 2) 46 

Nicholas (3) (s. John 2) 40 

Robert (3) (s. John 2) 46 

Samuel (3) (s. John 2) 46 

Sarah 46 

Norman William 19 

NoETON George S3 

O 

Oldham John 51 
Okpen Hester Heyivood 53 54 
55 
John 54 55 
Orpin see Orpen 



Page George (2) (a. Thos. 1) 36 
37 40 41 

George (3) (s. Geo. 2) 37 

Mary Edgecomb (Ashton) see 
Edgecomb and Ashton 36 
37 40 

Mary (Ashton') see Ashton 37 
76 

Susanna (Prideux) (Cum- 
mins) see Prideux and 
Cummins 37 

Thomas (1) 36 
Palmer Deborah (Boden) see 
Boden 41 

Eleanor (Stephen) see Ste- 
phen 41 

John 38 41 

Mary Edgecomb see Edge- 
comb 41 

Mary (Kelly) see Kelly 41 
Parke David 42 
Parker George 19 

James 51 
Parsons Abigail 83 

Ebenezer (2) (s. Jef. 1) 83 

Elizabeth 83 

James (2) (s. Jeff. 1) 83 

Jeffrey (1) 79 83 

Jeffrey (2) (.?. Jef. 1) 83 

Jeremiah (2) (.?. Jef. 1) 83 

John (2) (3. Jeff. I) S3 

Nathaniel (2) (3. Jeff. 1) 83 

Sarah 83 

Sarah Vincent see Vincent 83 
Patch Edith Edwards 04 

Edith (Sands) see Sands 64 

Isaac 64 
Pattebson Robert 65 



Patson Edward 62 

Elizabeth Phillips 62 

Mary (Jewett) sfe Jewett 62 

Pendexter 43 

Pendleton Brian 40 

Bryan IS 
Pen WILL John 57 
Pepperell William 7 12 
Perkins Abigail Haley see 
Haley 14 

Nathaniel 14 
Perrtman Bartholomew 44 

Grace Kelly (Edgecomb) see 
Edgecomb 44 

James 44 
Phillips Major 23 
Pickett Elizabeth 43 

Jane 44 

John 43 

Mary- 44 

Mary Green 44 

Miriam 44 

Nicholas (1) 44 

Nicholas (2) (-i. Xich. 1)44 

Nicholas (3) (s. .Xich. 2) 44 

Sarah Edgecomb see Edge- 
comb 44 
Pike John 4 
Pine Charles 63 
Preble Abraham 19 57 
Prentice Elizabeth 10 

Elizabeth Clay (Haley) see 
Haley 10 

Henry 10 

Joshua 10 11 

Margaret Appleton 11 

Mary Angier 11 

Mary Haley see Haley 11 
Prideux John 37 

Susanna Page (Cummins) see 
Cummins 37 
Prince Mary (Rowe) (Elwell) 
see Rowe and Elwell 69 

Thomas 69 
Proctor Edward 61 
PiTNCHEON Joanna Edgecomb 
(Elkins) see Edgecomb and 
ELkins 36 38 39 

William 39 

PCECHASE T. 52 



Rabskine Jacob 38 
Randall Arthur 63 

Sarah Frost (Mace) «e< Mace 

63 
Wilmot (Edgecomb) see Edge- 
comb vii 33 34 36 61 
Read Giles 23 
John 19 

Judith Mayer see Mayer 23 
Reade Mary 18 19 
Redlon Matthias 47 

Rachel Edgecomb see Edge- 
comb 47 
Rendel James 36 
RHODza John 41 

Susanna Edgecomb see Edge- 
comb 41 
Richmond John 52 
RiNGE Elizabeth Dutch «ee 
Dutch 75 



RiNQE Isaac 75 

Roades Thomas 42 

Roberts Axel 39 

Robinson Francis 17 52 53 55 

57 
Rocket John 69 
Rogers Richard 57 

Thomas 57 
RoLFE Samuel 46 
Roper Elizabeth (Dutch) sea 
Dutch 75 
John 75 
RoiS Hepsibah 9 

Hcpsibah (Dyer) see Dyer 9 
Hepsibah (Haley) see Haley 

12 
James 9 
Rowe Hugh 69 79 83 
John 83 

Mary Prince (Elwell) see El- 
well 69 
Rumert Charity Edgecomb se« 
Edgecomb 46 
Charity (Gould) see Gould 

46 
Edward (1) 46 
Edward (3) (3. Thos. 2) 46 

Sarah 46 

Thomas (2) (s. Edw. 1) 46 
Runnels John 47 

Rhoda Edgecomb see Edge- 
comb 47 



Sanderson William 59 
Sands Betty 64 
Edith 64 
Edith Patch 64 
Elizabeth Brown 6-1 
Elizabeth Smith 64 
Emm Jepson 64 
Emma (Davis) see Davis 64 
Ephraim (3) (3. Jas. 2) 64 
Hannah (Bryant) see Bryant 

64 
Hannah (Carter) see Carter 

64 
Isaac (3) (s. Thos. 2) 54 

James (2) (3. 1) 64 

James (3) (s. Jas. 2) 64 
James (3) (3. Thos. 2) 64 
Lydia 64 
Mar>' (Stimson) see Stimsoa 

&l 
Patience 64 
Patience Gibbina (Annable) 

see Gibbins and Annable 60 

64 
Patience (Hodgkins) see 

Hodgkins 64 
Ruth (Elden) see Elden 64 
Susanna 64 

Thomas (2) (3. 1) 64 

Thomas (3) (3. Jas. 2) 64 
Thomas (3) (3. Thos. 2) 04 

(1) (.hus. Pat. Gib.) 64 

Sargent Epjes 76 
Scamman H. 6 43 
Scammon Humphrey 36 41 42 

59 
Scottow Capt. Joshua 35 33 40 

67 



Index 



91 



Sharp Deborah Thayer 61 

Elizabeth Gibhiaa see Gib- 
bins 57 59 60 ei 

Elizabeth (Manwaring) see 
Manwaring 61 

Elizabeth 61 

Gibbins (2) (,i. John 1) Gl 

JoiiathaQ (2) is. John 1) 61 

John (1) 60 

John (2) (s. John 1) 60 61 

John (3) (a. John 2) 61 

Mary 61 

Mary Brooks 61 

Sarah GolT 61 
Sharpe see Sharp 
Shaw Tenurf Peter 36 
Smith Daniel 12 61 

Elizabeth (Sands) see Sands 
64 

James 43 

Jemima (Elwell) see Elwcli 
70 

Joel 9 

JonaLhan 9 

John 70 

Samuel 9 

Sarah Haley see Haley 9 

Susanna Haley see Haley 12 

Thomas 9 
Smyth James 57 
Smythe William 32 
Stackpole John S 9 59 
Stephen Eleanor Palmer 41 

Thomas 41 
Stewaut Antipaa 11 

Daniel 11 

Elizabeth (Xash) see Nash 11 

Mar>' (Bardwell) see Bard- 
well U 

Rachel Haley see Haley 11 
Stimson Ephraim 04 

Marj' Sands 64 

Richard 41 42 
Storer Joseph 05 
SiCDLEY Benjamin 76 

Elizabeth Dutch see Dutch 76 
Stmon-ds Wai 13 
SrxH John 19 



Tarbox Jonathan 12 

Molly Haley 12 
TowNSE.ND Abigail Dav-is 43 

Abraham (2) (s. Sam. 1) 43 
61 63 

Judith Ed^rccomb 43 61 

Mary Eustice 43 

Samuel (1) 43 
Trel.^.'wney Robert 31 32 54 
Tucker Aaron (1) 44 

Andrew (2> (s. Aaron 1) 44 

Elizabeth Edgecomb 44 

Grace tl 

Mary 44 
TcppEK Benjamin 47 



Vaughan Geor^o 51 
VlN"CE>{T (Vinson) SI to 84 

Abigail (Elwell) see ElweU 70 
83 84 

Elizabeth (Gardner) see 
Gardner vii 79 S3 84 

Hannah (EUery) see EUery 83 

John (2) (s. n'm. 1) S3 84 

Mary Day Jr. S3 

Rachel Cooke 83 

Richard (2) (s. j". Wm. 1) 84 

Richard (2) («. ii. kVm. 1) 84 

Sarah vii 83 

Sarah (Parsons) see Parsons 
83 

Thomas (2) (s. Wm. 1) 84 

William (1) \-ii 70 79 S3 

William (2) (.?. IT'm. 1) 84 
Vines Joan 52 5-1 

Richard 3 17 23 51 50 
Vinson see Vincent 



W 

WaD3worth Benjamin 27 
Waite Elizabeth Sands t>4 
Samuel 64 



Wakefield Elizabeth Durrell 
65 

Elizabeth Littleficld 65 

Gibbins (3) (s. Jus. 2) 65 

Hannah Emmoas 65 

James (2) (s. John 1) 65 

James (3) (?. Jew. 2) 65 

John (1) 65 

John (3) (s. Ja.3. 2) 65 

Kezia (Darrein see Durrell 65 

Mary DurrcU 65 

Nathaniel (3) (s. Jas. 2) 65 

Rebecca Gibbina see Gibbias 
60 64 65 

William (2) (s. John 1) 65 
Waldo Samuel 63 
Ware Thomas 42 
Warwick Lord 17 
Watts Henry 32 34 36 51 
Wells Patience Sands 64 
West 15-20 

Edith IS 

John vii 3 4 17 IS 19 

Man.- (Haley) see Haley vii 3 
4 IS 19 
Wheelwright John 18 19 

Judse John 41 42 5S 62 05 
Whitney Nathaniel 12 
WiGGiN Thomas 51 
Williams Thomas 17 57 
Wincoll John 36 57 
Winter John 17 19 31 32 54 

Mistress 32 

Sarah (Jordan) sec Jordan 32 
Winthrop Gov. 54 55 
WooLFE Francis 18 
Wright Galley 44 

Craft 44 

Elizabeth Galley It 

Mary Edgecomb see Edge- 
comb 44 



YocKQ David 43 61 

Anna 43 

Mary 43 61 

Mary Edgecomb 43 61