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- Stoam 


JANUARY 1,1901 



have been compiled for the benefit of the eleven children of 
their beloved and revered parents, Winchester Britton and 
Gtroline Amelia (nee Paricer), and for that of their children's 
children in the time to come, in the earnest hope that their 
sense of duty to their country, to their fellow-citizens and to 
themselves will be stimulated to hig^ purposes and accomplish- 
ment by the knowledge that their forefathers were among 
those who were, by Almighty God, guided through the perils 
and hardships encountered in founding the earlier G>Ionies, 
that their descendants mig^t later conquer their freedom and 
form the comer-stone of a Nation of Freemen, destined to 
occupy the foremost place among all the peoples of the earth, 
in the highest attributes of Christian civilization. 


Brooklyn-New York, January ist, 1901. 

r L 




Brookl7n«New York 
January 1, 1901 

Chiu>8en of 





WILLLUl WARD bom January 3, 1858 



July I, 1859 



' bnnary 23, 1861 



^H^i5, i86a 



' November 4, 1863 



' May 7, 1866 



' February 16, 1868 



' January 19, 1871 



' February 15, 1873 



* November i, 1874 



' March 13, 1879 

All born at 210 Carroll Street, Brooklyn-New York, ai^d all 
living on January i, 1901. 


Tlie family name of the mother of WINCHESTER 

records include collateral branches, as follows : 

With the BRITTON descent - - - . Page 7 


Leonard - - -- - -"20 

BuixocK "21 

With the HARRINGTON descent - - - '• 22 

GfiORGE •* 22 

BlGELOW "23 

Wahrsn "24 

Barron "25 

With the PARKER descent "26 

Ward - - "27 

With the NELSON descent ''29 

Lambert "32 

French "32 

Brown "33 

Batcheixe^ "33 

GoooALE "36 

Whipple (I) "36 

Reynor "38 

Perham "38 

Shepley "39 

Fletcher - "40 

Hailstone "41 

Stone "42 

GoDDARD - "44 

CoofjocE "46 

Whipple (II) "47 

FiSKE "48 


JAMES ( I ) the first American ancestor, probably came in the 
"Increase/' from London, in 1635, ^S^ ^7- ^^e subscribed 
the Town Orders for Wobum (Massachusetts), 1640, at 
Charlestown. Soon afterward he went to Wobum. He 
was taxed there in 1645, in the first recorded tax list, and 
died May 3, 1655, leaving a widow, Jane, who married, 
second, Isaac Cole, of Charlestown, taking with her her 
sons Peter and William. She died March 10, 1687. 

WILLIAM (2) married Mary, daughter of James and grand- 
daughter of the famous Major Bryan Pendleton, Deputy 
President of Maine, etc. (see page 20). Their son 

^VILLIAM (3) was married Oct 26, 1698, in Taunton, Mas- 
sachusetts, to Lydia Leonard, bom March 10, 1679 (^^ 
P^?e 21 )» daughter of James Leonard, of Taunton and 
Raynham. Lydia and others petitioned Taunton Church 
meeting, October 7, 1731, for a church of their own in 
Raynham. She died May 20, 1735. Their son 

EBENEZER (4) married, first, Tabitha Leonard, May 20, 
1735, and had tvvo sons. Second, Sarah Bullock (see page 
21), February 20, 1749, by John Andrews, Justice of the 
Peace. By her he had ten sons. He was 
Selectman, Raynham, 1760. 
Selectman, Westmoreland, N. H., 1773. 
Member Committee of Safety, 1775. 
Signer of the Association Test, June 12, 1776. 
House of Representatives, N. H., from Westmoreland, Dec 

18, 1776, at Exeter. 
Same, 1777. * 

Same, Dec. 17, 1777. 
Same, 1778. 

Acted as Treasurer of the Army several times. 
Member Continental Congress, 1777- 1778. 


p. " 

Miss E. O. Keyes, 

Brifftaton, III. 

Maniafftts fn. 
N. E. Gen. Reg. 
Vol XIII. 




N. B. Gen. Reg. 
Vol v.. p. 414. 

Vital Records. 
p. 430. says 
Feb. 3, 1749. 


Pnr. & State Papers 
N. H. Vol X. 

D. A. R. Lineage 

State Papers 
N. H. VoL \ .*!- 
p. 430. 

N. H. Vol vin. 

p. 373. 

N. H. VoL Vm. 

p. 739. 
N. H. 



D. A. R. 
Llneafre Book 
Vol III. p. 29. 

JUUTTON— Continued. 

Town Papers 
N. H.. 

State P&pen 

N. H. 

Mist E. O. Keres. 

Mlsi B. G. Keyei. 
Miss SL O. Ktycs. 


U Clinton Place 
New Rochelle 
N. T. 

Petiliotied with others a{^inst the proixisocl union with 
Vcniiont, June 8, 1781. 
Of Ebenezcr's twelve soils, the ekiest, Mlietiezcr, wsis a Major 
. in tlie Continental Army. Calvin was afterwards a Briga- 
dier General of Militia. Job was wounded at Bunker Hill, 
and Samuel was also in the Revolution, that is to say, all of 
his sons who were old enough, were in tlie Revolutionary 
war. His eleventh son 

LUTHER (s) was bom May 12, 1775, in Westmoreland. He 
was a farmer. At one time he resided at North Adams, 
Mass., for several years, but returned to Westmoreland and 
died there. Miss Keyes has a record of his being at one 
time in Jefferson County, N. Y., with his brothers. He 
married Ruth Winchester. His son 



moved to Troy, N. Y., where he was a flour merchant, and 
occupied a handsome residence known as "Highland 
Grove,'' where he was noted for his hospitality, until the 
early "fifties,'' when he became associated with his elder 
brother Dexter, in the wholesale liquor business in New 
York City. He first married Mary (or Polly) Harrington 
(see page 22), at North Adams, Mass., who died in 1827 
at the age of eighteen, of heart disease. He was subse- 
quently twice married. He died . His son by Mary 

(or Polly) Harrington 

WINCHESTER BRITTON (7) was first named Sebre Win- 
chester Britton, Jr., but in early manhood changed his 
name. He was bom at North Ad2uns, Mass., April 9, 1826. 
Removed to Troy, N. Y. Prepared for college at the Clin- 
ton Liberal Institute, Clinton, Oneida County, N. Y., and 
at the Troy Conference Academy, Poulteney, Vt Entered 
Union College, third term, Sophomore class, fall of 1847, 
and while at cdlege was entered as law student in the of- 
fice of John Van Burcn, then Attorney General of the State. 
While at college his room-mate was Chester A« Arthur. Ill 
health caused suspension of college course for a year, dur- 
ing which time he studied law, liter at the Law School at 
Cherry Valley. In December, 1848, he embarked for As- 
pinwall (Colon), crossed the Isthmus of Panainn, and in 


March, 1849, arrived in San Francisco. He engaged in 
mining* in the up-country and afterward in business in. San 
Francisco. Returned home in August, 185 1, where he re- 
mained until October, 1852, when he again left for Cali- 
fornia, engaging m business in San Francisco, nominated 
for member of the State Legislature, but was defeated. He 
was afterward elected member of the Common Council of 
San Francisco, and Supervisor of San Francisco County. 
Sailed for home January i, 1853, ^^^ ^'^ married in 
March, at Albany, N. Y., to Sarsdi Nelson Parker, daugh- 
ter of William Ward Parker and Elizabeth, his wife. In 
1854, he was left a widower with an infant son, Clarence, 
who died soon aftenvard. In December, 1855, he married 
Caroline Amelia Parker, sister of his former wife, by whom 
he had eleven children (see page 4). He was admitted 
to the Bar in the fall of 1853, after having first passed his 
final examinations and received his graduating degree at 
Union College. After practicing law in New York City 
from the time of his first marriage until 1S70, he removed 
his office to Brooklyn, where he had resided since 1853. 
He was elected District Attorney of Kings County in 187 1, 
and re-elected in 1874, to a second term, after the expira- 
tion of which he continued his private practice until his 
death, February 13, 1886, on the occasion of which the 
Courts of Kings County were adjourned as a mark of re- 
spect, and a memorial meeting was held of the Bar Asso- 
ciation of Kings County, at which the follo\v:ng Resolution 
was adopted: 

''The life of Winchester Britton was at the Bar, and it was 
as a lawyer that he was known. His associates in that pro- 
fession in Kings County, where he lived and largely practised, 
deem it fit that they should state their appreciation of and re- 
gard for him, and Uieir recognition of the loss which they have 
sustained by his death in a public manner and permanent form. 
With Mr. Britton the law was not a mere trade or vocation ; 
it was a learned and honorable profession. He considered it a 
duty not only to master the principles of the law, as they had 
been tmderstood. but to keep his knowlcdpc r^brcast of the 
latest application of those principles to the rnultiform ex- 

BRITTON^ Continued. 

igcncies growing out of the developing needs and business of 
his time. To that task he brought an acute and active intel- 
lect, an ability for work, persistent industry and a logical 
capacity and power of severe analysis which phced htm, in the 
judgment of his associates, in the mind of the court and in 
the appreciation of the public in the very front of his pro- 
fession. To that equipment he added a power of advocacy 
and of convincing and eloquent statement that made his gifts 
felt in all forensic contests. He was a man of courage and 
determination, and to those qualities he added courtesy as a 
gentleman and a lawyer. He will be mourned by his associates 
as a lawyer and as a true and honorable friend, whose kindly 
manner and frank and generous courtesy had endeared him to 
all who had become intimate with him. The Bar of Kings 
County tender to his afflicted family their condolence and sym- 
pathy, and they request the courts of this county to have this 
testimonial entered upon their minutes." 

The address of Supreme Court Justice Calvin E. Pratt was 
as follows: 

"Mr. Chairman and Brethren of the Bar: I feel I speak 
the sentiment of every man present on this occasion when I say 
we have not yet recovered from the shock caused by the an- 
nouncement of the death of Brother Britton. The blow was so 
sudden and unexpected, the victim a man of such physical 
vigor, of such prominence in our profession, and so closely 
allied to us all by the ties of professional fraternity that the 
mind is dazed and language falters upon the lip. It is a duty 
we owe to ourselves when such a man dies to halt in our hur- 
ried march and testify to his merits as a lawyer and character 
as a man. What place so appn^ate as this, where he made 
his greatest effort and where the most signal victories of his 
life were won, to fill the cup of honor to his mccaoxy. If I 
could do otherwise, which haply I cannot, the partialities of 
an uninterrupted friendship of twenty-seven years would only 
permit me to speak of the merits of our deceased brother as I 
observed them through that busy period. Before speaking of 
my knowledge of him as a lawyer, I ought to allude to certain 
qualities which he possessed in an eminent degree, without 
which no man can be a great lawyer. He had a good constitu- 
tion, as is popularly said, robust health, abstemious habits, a 





Strong, vigorous body* capable of incredible labor and endur- 
ance, and the nervous energy of a trained athlete. Combined 
with these he had natural and acquired industry that was phe- 
nomenal, and a zeal and ambition for eminence in his profes- 
sion that never abated. Bom and brought up in the country 
where men earn an honest living by labor, he early learned the 
lesson of self-reliance while his heart was filled with human 
sympathy. Added to these qualities was the eif cct of a thor- 
ougii classical education and an extensive experience with men 
and affairs. Upon a mind naturally active, acute, tireless and 
discriminating, and, above all, honest — such was the founda- 
tion upon which his character as a lawyer was buiit As a law- 
yer he was profoundly learned. No man came to the trial of 
a cause better prepared at every point of a case, or presented 
his case with more zeal or learning. In equity, commercial, 
criminal and constitutional law he was equally skillful and suc- 
cessful. His points and briefs were models of terse, incisive 
language and clear reasoning and his oral arguments such as to 
challenge the attention of all in the court room, and much 
easier to overrule than to answer. As an advocate he had the 
power to grasp a case and hold it in view from the opening to 
the end. His power to distinguish errors and his analysis of 
testimony were only equaled by his power to combine all the 
facts of a case in a harmonious chain of logic from beginning 
to end. His style was chaste and direct, and if true eloquence 
consists in the power to convince he was an orator of high de- 
gree. To sum up in a word, whatever we may say of the splen' 
did abilities of some of our brethren in particular brandies of 
the profession, I think it will be conceded that Winchester 
Britton, in the variety of the cases in which he was employed, 
the learning and ability he displayed at all times, and the suc- 
cess he achieved, he was as eminent as any man who has prac- 
ticed at this bar within our recollection. It is net, however, as 
a lawyer or advocate that his example is most to be prized, but 
his service in the profession to others and his qualities as a man. 
He lived devoted to his profession and his legal brethren. 
While his mind and disposition were in the highest degree 
combative— *which led him in a legal contest to neither give nor 
ask quarter— yet when the contest was over the hand of friend- 
ship was never refused or the animosities of ^rnflict remem- 
bered. The stores of his learning were ever open to his 



nPJTTON— Continued. 

young^er brethren and he never turned a deaf ear to one who 
called upon him in distress. Of him it may be truly said 
'Friendship made no demands he found too exacting"/ I re- 
gard it a high compliment to his character tliat he was iiol suc- 
cessful in politics. He was loo ImjM, frank and outsivikcn to 
submit patiently to any defeat, but at all times, under all cir- 
cumstances, maintained undaunted his own self-respect. While 
he was justly entitled to the highest honors of his profession 
and was fitted for tlie most responsible public station, he was 
better fitted to illustrate the dignity and purity of private life. 
His hopes, his ambition, his duty were all centered in his fam- 
ily. A kind and indulgent father, a loving and foithful hus- 
band, he filled the measure of his duty in every relation in life. 
Duty was the pole star of his existence. He died as he would 
have wished, not from a lingering disease, but like a true 
knight, with his armor on and in the arena of battle, in un- 
diminished vigor of body and without a ray of his intellect 
dimmed. Death had no terrors for Brother Britton. He be- 
lieved that the grave was but the black portal opening to a 
better world. Tlie career of a good citizen, an able lawyer, a 
wise counsellor, a steadfast friend, a kind father and a faithful 
husband is ended. May his surviving brethren each lead a life 
as pure and leave a fame as bright.'' 

General B. F. Tracy followed with an eloquent eulogy. ''It 
was my good fortune," he said, ''to have known Mr. Britton for 
twenty years, and I can truthfully say that the better one knew 
him the better one esteemed him. He was a generous, true and 
faithful friend, open in speech, who never professed what he 
did not feel. As a keen, untiring, discriminating lawyer few 
surpassed him ; none in this county. As a public official he was 
faithful and honest. I was engaged to conduct his case before 
Governor Dix, and now, standing here by his open grave, I de- 
clare that that prosecution was unjust and a grievous wrong— 
a wrong which the people afterward resented by re-electing 
him to his office.? 

After a warm tribute to the memory of the deceased as a 
husband and father, General Tracy closed with the words: 
"Beside his many virtues, how insignificant his faults.'' 

Ex-Surrogate Dailey was glad to see that nearly every county 
in the State was represented on that occasion. The news of 
Mr. Britton 's death fell on tlie bar of Kings County like a pall. 



He remembered Mr. Britton for many years, when he was the 
associate of Mr. Jenks,.and always to know him was to love 
and respect him. Merit in time brought its reward, continued 
the six*nker, talent was sure to be appreciated, our sins were 
sure to find us out and our virtues to become known. Mr. 
Britton's stormy life left little but pleasant memories, and one 
could but admire the man who stood up against so many 
oppositions. He was one of the clearest thinkers of the bar, 
who are one by one being summoned from the great beyond. 
''I hope," said the speaker, in conclusion, "when we are called 
to that higher court, we shall leave behind us that respect with 
which we part with our deceased brother." 

Mr. Freeman, a fellow collegian of Mr. Britton, who had 
known him nearly forty years, corroborated the previous speak- 
ers, adding that from his youth he had always found him a 
noble, true and generous man. 

Ex- Judge Samuel D. Morris referred with pathetic regret to 
a difference between the deceased and himself which existed 
for some time, but was afterward happily adjusted. Tlie cloud 
soon passed away and now the man had passed away — ^peacc 
be to his ashes. 

Chief Judge Reynolds: "These sad occasions :re occurring 
with alarming frequency. It seems but yesterday we were 
called here on a similar occasion, and then it seemed to me to 
be but a day removed since we were here before — and now 
Winchester Britton is called away without a note of warning. 
I see about me very few of the men who belonged to the bar 
twenty-five or thirty years ago.*' 

His Honor pointed out the merits and good qualities of Mr. 
Britton as a lawyer and as a man, and was followed in this con- 
nection by Mr. Shoudie, ex-Corporation Counsel John A. Tay- 
lor, Robert Benedict and E. B. Bamum. 

Ex- Judge Gilbert was called upon and spoke briefly but feel- 
ingly of his long acquaintance with Mr. Britton and the shock 
the news of his death had been to him ; and closed the proceed- 
ings with some references to his career and the promise there 
had seemed to be ahead of him. 





U&ronaffM IV. 157. 


liarona^M IV. 157. 

Ban kg 
BaronacM IV. 157. 

BaronaffM IV. 157. 

Hart. 8oe.Vlaitation 
of Norfolk 

isa-89. uu. 

WALTER BRITON, 12 Henry IL, on assessment of aid for 
marriasfe of Maud, the Kings daughter, certified that he 
held 15 knights' fees of the Earl of Moreton, and that 
William Briton held of him one knight's fee. 

THOMAS BRITON (references to Dorset and Somerset) 
writes wife Alice, coheirs to Bryan de Lisle. This Thomas 
was son and heir to William de Briton. Prom this line 
likely descended Philip Briton, who, 35 Edward I., had a 
considerable estate in Yorkshire. 

RANULPH BRITON, of Northamptonshire, died 1247. He 
was chancellor to both king and queen. 

JOHN BRITON was Bishop of Hereford, and also a great 
lawyer. He lived in the time of Henry III. 

JOHN BRITON, Judge, lived i Edward IL 

WILLIAM (i) coeval with Ranulph and the Bishop, in 15 
Henry III., held lands at Dodinton, Northamptonshire. 
Died 45 Henry III., seized of lands and manors at Boxted 
and Stanway, Essex, Dodinton, Blatherwick, etc, North- 
amptonshire and Cranden, Cambridgeshire. His son and 

JOHN (2) had livery of his inheritance in year of father's 
death. His son 

JOHN (3) died 34 Edward L His son 

JOHN (4) died under age 4 Edward IL, without sons. 

THORALD (I) Le BRETON, of Witchingham, Norfolk, 31 
Henry III., married Aveline, daughter or sister of Ralph 
le Vilecheu, of Halkam. 

EDMUND (2), of Witchingham, Magna, married Ermen- 



WILLIAM (3), of Witchingham (temp. Edward I.), mar- Bank., 
ried Elizabctli Yarmouth, daughter and coheir. 

WILLIAM (4), of Witchingham, married Isabel, daughter of "*^^>- ^^' 

JOHN (5), of Witchingham, temp. Richard II., married h«'«so<?. 
Mary, daughter and heir of Hamond Felton, of Lycham, 

JOHN (6), of Witchingham, married Margery, daughter and ^*'''- ^^• 
sole heir of Robert Gcrbridge. 

ROBERT (7), married Elizabeth, daughter of Thomas Hari.soc. 
Brampton, of Norfolk. 

THOMAS (8), married Margery, daughter of Thomas Jer- HarLSoc 
myn, of Metfield, Suffolk. Had Thomas, Robert, John, 
William and Edward. 

THOMAS (9), of Fehnyngham, Norfolk, married Elenor, HarLSoc. 
daughter of Wynborow, of Wynborow, Norfolk. 

HENRY (10), of Felmyngham, married Martha, daughter of Han. soc. 
Rafe Symonds, of Claye, Norfolk, and had Thomas, Eras- 
mus, William, Edward, Arthur. 

BRITTAINE, RICHARD, gentleman, married Katherine f^So*n Marrta* e 
Geste, spinster, of Wathamstowe, to marry there May 4, License*. 


GYE DE BRETON and Jone his wyff, daughter and heir of ^^^^ 
Thomas Gray, son of Robert Gray, of Rotherfield, Knight, 
Tomb circa, 1396, Thane Church. 

ROBERT BRITTEN, Theol. Deptford, England, died 16 Miwirravo'. 

-k - , «- » «» Obituary p. 283. 

February, 1672. 
MARY BRITTON, Teeton, 1611. Rutland wm«. 

JOHN BRITTON, Teeton. 1619. 
ROBERT BRITTON, Teeton, 1590, 15^, 1602. 
RICHARD BRITTON, Norton, 1634, 1636. 
RICHARD BRITTON, Rashden, 1635. 
THOMAS BRITTON, Deanshanger, 1638. 


HUL A AnUq. 

<ni» a«n«*leKiit 

liRl TTON'—CoiUinued. 

RICHARD BRITTON, Brington, 1537, 1534. 

ROBERT BRI'lTON, Moorcnd, 1590, 1507. i6o-». 

SIMON BRE'ITON, Harixjlc, 1527, 153.1. 

ANTHONY imiiTAYNlC. Wakcrlcy, 1537, 1540. 

THOMAS BRYTTEN (no town), 1537, 1540. 

THOMAS BRETANE, Wellingborough, 1540-1537. 

RICHARD BREYTON, Bracklejr, 1527, 1534. 

WILLIAM BRETTEN, Wootton, 1527, 1534. 

WILLIAM BRETTEN, Wootton, 1578, 1589. 

WILLIAM BRETTEN, Peterborough, 1531, 1538. 

WILLIAM BRETTEN, Deanthorpe, 1556, 1557. 

WILLIAM BRETTEN, Harpole, 163 1, 1628. 

JOHN BRETTEN, Weekley, 1556. 

JOHN BRYTTEN, Cottesmore, 1556, 1557. 

JOHN BRYTAN, Hardingstone, 1621, 1628. 

RICHARD BRITON, Yardley Gobion, 1621, 1628. 

JOHN BRYTAN, Thingdon, 1621, 1628. 

JOHN BRITTEN, Stoke Brueme, 1643. 

JOHN BRITTEN, Stoke Brueme, 1649. 

RICHARD BRITTEN, Stoke Brueme, 1653. 

ROBERT BRITTEN, Stoke Bmeme, 1626, 1630. 

CLEMENS BRETON, Braybrooke, 1510, 1520. 

HENRY BRETANE, Rockingham, 1510, 1520. 

HUMPHREY BRETON, Blatherwicke, 1545. »S48- 

THOMAS BRETON, Vicar of Gorieston, 1583. 

OLYFF, daughter of Thomas Breton, of Felmyngham, Nor- 
folk, spoken of. 




FRANCIS, bom Feb. i, 1665-6, son of John Breton, Surrey. 

DRTTPON, of Leicestershire. Anns — ^Azure on a bend be- 
tween SIX stars, pierced or, in the dexter chief a mullet, for 
flinVrence. Crest — ^A lion's gamb erased, erect, azure, 
charged with a chevron or, between six billets argent 

WILLIAM (z), of London, married Elizabeth, daughter of 

RICHARD (2), of London, married Katherinc, daughter of 
Edward Guest, of Worcestershire. 

ROBERT (3), of Barwell, in Leicestershire, married Alicia, 
daughter of Richard Wright, of Sutton juxta Broughton, 
Leicestershire. Had Robert, John, Thomas, Richard, Dan- 
iel, Francis, William. 


RICHARD BYTTREN and Christian Reymes, 26 January, gSSJUiuttittr. 


Marrlaffo UooBJiet. 

JOHN BRITTEN, yeoman, and Alice Hutchin, of Lawton, 
Essex, spinster, daughter of Richard Hutchin, late of 
Ward, County Herts, yeoman, deceased. At Lawton, afore- 

ROBERT BRETON, son of Richard of the Elms, parish ^^^ 
Haugfaam, 1708. 

JOHN BRITTAINE, drowned 1630, from Collyweston, gieGcnoaiortet 

SIR JOHN LE BRETON, witness to list of Aldermen, Lon- n. n. a. 
don, thirteenth century. 

JOHN BRITTIN, of Hadlcy, Suffolk, drca 1600. 

CHRISTOPHER BRITTIN, December 29, 1619, of Lough- 
ton, County Essex, married Elizabeth Crabbe. 

Among 'Uandes lying in the Checker Warde'' was Richard 
Britton's house, next to Woolmonger street, 1586. 

RICHARD BRITTON, from Oiecker Warde. constable for 
assessing the inhabitants lo furnish troops for Lord Es- 
sex, September, 1598. 

of Liondon. 


Maxrlaffo Liconsos. 

Boroueh Ilecorda 
Vol It 2S8. 

p. 448. 


BRITTON-- Continued, 

Jotaii firltton, ISSO. 

RICHARD BRITTON, 1600, one of two Bailiffs. 

More than 100 names of Brittons in parishes of North Stoke, 
Beach, Weston, Bitton, Gloucestershire, and Coasten, 
Somerset Certain Brittons occupied the manor farm of 
Bitton, two centuries ago, and tradition is that branches of 
the family were substantial yeomen or persons of estate 
and prosperity. Mr. Britton says he is entitled to arms, 
but does not describe them. 

Family tradition has it that the first American ancestor, James 
Britton, descended from the Yorkshire Brittons (or 
Britons), tlie first authentic records concerning which ^>- 
pear during the reign of Edward I., 1239-1307 (see 
Thomas Briton, page 14), the first English ancestor hav- 
ing been one of the Norman followers of William the Con- 


Anciant 9t 
▲rUUenrCo. p. 

80c. CoL Wmra. 

BRYAN (i) was bom 1599. 

Freeman, Massachusetts Bay, 1632. 

Selectman, Watertown, 1635, 1636, 1637. 

Representative to the General Court, 1636, 1637, 1638. 

Set bounds of Sudbury, 1638. 

Asked to train troops in Sudbury, 1640. 

Returned to Watertown, 1645. 

Representative, 1647, i^* 

Member of Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company, 

Sold estate in Watertown, March 20, 1648. Bought 600 
acres of land in Ipswich, and probably resided there. 

In 165 1 he became interested in the plantation at Straw- 
berry Bank, N. H., and October 23, 1651, was appointed 
one of the associates to hold court there. 

Commissioned to receive the submission of Maine, 1652. 

Representative Strawberry Bank, 1654, 1656, 1660, 1661, 

Petitioned to change the name of Strawberry Bank to 



In 1663, appointed Commissioner to enforce navigation 
laws on Piscataqua River at Isle of Shoals and ports ad* 

In 1664 commissioned Captain of a military company at 

In 1668 commissioned Major at Saco, ''he to settle Blade- 
point/' and at the same time directed to assist in keeping 
the court at York. 

In 1669 was one of eight councillors under a President, all 
appointed by King Charles II. 

In 1672 at his own request he was relieved of his military 

Commissioned Associate l<x County York, renewed 1675 
and 1676. 

On June 12, 1673, he purchased from John Paine, of Bos- 
ton, 700 acres of land in Westerly, R. I., which he gave 
to his son James for life, after which it was to be equally 
divided between the children of James' second wife, Han- 

Councillor under President Danforth, 1680. Was possessed 
of large estates. 

Was described in ''Royalists and Puritans of Maine,*' 1680, 
supposed by Edward Randolph, as "a man of Saco River, 
of great estate, but very precise, independent, beloved 
only by those of his own fraternity, being both enemy to 
the King^s interest and Mr. George's interest; also a 
great ringleader of others to the utmost of his power." 

Returned from Saco to Portsmouth, 1676. 

Deputy President of Maine. 

His will, which was proved in 1681, is now in the posses- 
sion of Lieut A. W. Whipple, U. S. A. The authority 
dted in the margin gives a copy of his wilL 

He married Eleanor , and had James and Mary. 

Roberts' A. & H. A. 

Roberts' A. & H. A. 

Roberts' A. & H. A. 

RobertJv' A. 9k. H. A. 

RoberU' A. & U. A. 

RoberU' A. & H. 

Roberts* A. A H. A. 


Roberts' A. dk H. A. 

8oe. CoL Wan. 

N. 5. Gen. Rer* 
III. 122. 

JAMES (2), only son. 

Admitted freeman, 1648. Married Mary . 

Member Coroner's Jury, May, 1654. 

Was first of Watertown, then Sudbury, then Westerly, R. 

L, where he was freeman, 1669; then of Portsr:iouth, 

N. H. 
Was Captain in King Philip's war. 


N. SL OeiL Rec- 


N. 2. 0«xi. Rtir. 

PENDLETON— Continued. 

Justice of the Inferior Court of Common Pleas. 

Signed Church Covenant, 1671, at First Congregational 

Cliurch, Portsmouth, N. H. Died November 29, \yfv^y 

Had James and Mary. 

MARY (3), bom circa 1652. Married WILLIAM BRIT- 
TON, of Raynham (see page 7). Their son 

WILLIAM (4) BRITTON married Lydia Leonard, in Taun- 
ton, October 26, 1698. Their son 

EBENEZER (5) BRITTON (see page 7) married first 
Tabitha Leonard and second Sarah Bullock, February 20, 
1749. Their son 

LUTHER (6) BRITTON, bom May 12, 1775, married Ruth 
Winchester. Their son 

Polly Harrington (see page 22). Their son 

WINCHESTER (8) BRITTON married CaroUne Amelia 
Parker, whose children are ninth in descent 


rr* E« O^li* HAS* 

THOMAS ( I ) remained in Wales. His son 

JAMES (2) was at Lynn (Mass.)> 1651. 
At Braintree, 1652. 
At Taunton, 1652, 
'At Hammersmith (Lynn), 1655. 
Trecman, Mass. (Lynn), i66S. 
QfjLOw4€y-ViUage, 1674. 
d Afterward Avent to New Jersey. 
He marrie(NMargaret -, and died 1691, and she I70i. 

Their son 

JAMES (3), bom about 1643, married October 29, 1675, fo^ 
his second wife, Lydia, daughter of Anthony Gulliver, of 
Milton. He died November i, 1726. and his wife July 24, 
1705. Their daiigiiter 


LEONARD— CoTtiinued. 

LYDIA (4) was born March 10, 1679, and married William 
Britton, in Tamiton, 1698 (see page 7). Their son 

KBRNEZER (5) BRITTON married Sarah Bullock (see 
below), 1749, in Raynham. Removed to Westmoreland, 
N. H.f and had 

LUTHER (6) BRITTON, bom 1775, married Ruth Winches- 
ten Their son 

SEBRE (7) WINCHESTER BRITTON married Mary (or 
Polly) Harrington, and had 

WINCHESTER (8) BRITTON, married Caroline Amelia 
Parker, whose children are ninth in descent. 


RICHARD (i) married Elizabeth Ingraham^ August 4, 1647. 2f*^S£^ 
Their son 

SAMUEL (2) w^ bom August 19, 1648, married Thankful 
Reneff May 26, 1675, ^^^ ^^ 

EBENEZER (3), who married Sarah Moulton, March 29, 
1698. Their son 

SQUIRE (4) was bom March 4, 1708-9. He married Mary 
Martin, of Swanzey, October 10, 1730. Their daughter 

SARAH (s), bom September 12, 1731, married Ebenezer 
Britton (see page 7), of Raynham, 1749. Intentions Feb* 
ruary 3. Their son 

LUTHER (6) BRITTON, bom May 12, 1775, married Ruth 
Winchester. Their son 

SEBRE (7) WINCHESTER BRITTON married Mary (or 
Polly) Harrington. Their son 

WINCHESTER (8) BRITTON married GiroHne Amelia 
Parker, whose children are nintli in descent. 



Bond's Watertown. 


Vlt. BaeonU 


North Adams, 

ROBERT (z) on the list of proprietors of Watertown^ 1642, 

Freeman, 1663, May 2J. 

Married October i> 1648 or 1649, Susanna George (see 
page 23), bom 1632; died July 6, 1694. He died May 
17, 1707. His inventory mentions 16 lots of land amount- 
ing to 642^ acres, appraised at i7i7. His son 

BENJAMIN (2), bom January 26, 1661, died 1724. Married 
December lo, 1684, Abigail Bigelow (page 23). Their son 

BENJAMIN (3), bom in October, 1685, died 1768; married 
Lydia Fiske (see page 25). Their son 

BENJAMIN (4) was bom about 1735. Bond has a query 
here, but as the Harringtons came from Watertown to 
Rhode Island and as Benjamin is there recorded as Daniel's 
father, there seems to be no reasonable doubt His wife's 
name is unknown* His son 

DANIEL (5) is recorded as son of Benjamin, of North Kings- 
town, but the record is mutilated, and no date appears. 
Daniel removed with many other Rhode Islanders to 
Adams, Mass., prior to 1790, and Daniel built a saw and 
grist mill on the site of Parker's Mills before that date. 
He "'run" these mills for several years, was reputed a very 
straightforward man, fair in his dealings, plain and down- 
right in expressing his opinions. His daughter 

POLLY (6) (or Mary), bom 1808, married Sebre Winchester 
Britton (see page 8), in 1825, and died 1827, leaving an 
infant son, 

WINCHESTER (7) BRITTON, married Caroline Amelia 
Parker, whose children are eighth in descent 



JOHN (i) was an early settler in Watertown. His wife is 
unknown and probably died in England, where his children 
were bom. He died 1647- His daughter 


GEOR GE— Continued. 

SUSANNA (2), bom 1632, married October i» 1648 or 1649, 
Robert Harrington (see page 22). She died July 6, 1694. 
Tlicir son 

BENJAMIN (3) HARRINGTON, married Abigail Bigclow 
( see below ) . Their son 

BENJAMIN (4) HARRINGTON married Lydia Fiske (see 
page 32). Tlieir scm 



and had 

Sebre Winchester 

WINCHESTER (8) BRITTON, who married Caroline 
Amelia Parker, whose children are 9th in descent 

Bond \ 8&Tac«. 


JOHN ( I) was a blacksmith at Watertown. Took oath of 
fidelity, 1652. 

Selectman, 1665, 1670, 1671. Married Oct 3c, 1642, Mary, 
daughter of John Warren (see page 24). This was the 
earliest marriage in the Town Records. She died Oct 19, 
1691. He died 1703, July 14, age 86. Inventoiy, £627 12s. 
His daughter, the eleventh child, 

ABIGAIL (2)^ married Benjamin Harrington (see page 
23). She was bom Feb. 4, 1663 or 1664. Married Dec. 
10, 1684. Their son 

BENJAMIN (3) HARRINGTON married Lydia Fiske (see 
page 22). Their son 

BENJAMIN (4) had 

DANIEL (5), who had 

POLLY (6), who married Sebre Winchester Britten, who had 

WINCHESTER (7) BRITTON, who married Caroline 
Amelia Parker, whose children are 8th in descent 






JOHN (r) came to Aincrica 1630, aged 45, and settled in 
Freeman, 1631. 
Selectinan, 1636 to 1640. 

In 163s he and A. Brown were scli*ctc<l to lay uul high- 
ways and keep ihein in orcler. I (i» wife, Margaret , 
died Nov. 6, 1662, and he died Dee. 13, 1667. Their 

MARY (2) was probably bom in England, and married Oct 
30, 1642, John Bigelow (see page 23). Their daughter 

ABIGAIL (3) BIGELOW married Benjamin Harrington (see 
page 23) and had 

BENJAMIN (4) HARRINC5T0N, who had 

BENJAMIN (5), who had 

DANIEL (6), who had 

POLLY (7), who married Sebre Winchester Britton, who had 

WINCHESTER (8) BRITTON, who married Caroline A. 
Whose children are 9th in descent 


floe. Got Wars. 


JOHN (i) bom 1585, came to America 1630, aged 45, and 
settled in Watertown (see Warren I.), had, 
daughter, Mary, a son, 

DANIEL (2), bom 1628, took oath of fidelity 1652, 
Dec. io» 1650, to Mary Barron (see page 25). 
Soldier in King Philip's War. 
Died 171 5. Their daughter 

MARY (3) married, second, Nathaniel Fiske. He was bom 
July 12, 1653 ; was a weaver. Married Mary Warren, April 
13, 1677. He was a soldier in King Philip's War. Was a 
younger son of Nathan (1) Fiske, of Watertown, Their 



WARREN— Continued. 

LYDIA (4) FISKE married Benjamin (3) Harrington, 
Their son 


DANIEL (6), who removed to Adams, had 

POLLV (7), who married Sebre Winchester Britton, and had 

WINCHESTER (8) BRITTON, married CaroUne Amelia 
Parker, whose children are 9th in descent. 


ELLIS (i) was freeman June 2, 1641, at Watertown. 
Constable 1658. 
Selectman 1668 and 1673. 

Married Grace , and died Oct 30, 1676. 

He was a soldier in King Philip's War. 
His daughter 

MARY (2) married Daniel (2) Warren (see pr.^ 24) Dec. 
1650. She died Feb. 13, 1715-16. Their daughter 

MARY (3) WARREN married Nathaniel Fiske (see page 
24). Their daughter 

LYDIA (4) FISKE married Benjamin Harrington (see page 
22), and had 


DANIEL (6), who removed from No. Kingston, R. I., to 
Adams, Mass., and had 

POLLY (7), bom 1808, married Sebre Winchester Britton, 
and had 

WINCHESTER (8) BRITTON, who married Caroline 
Amelia Parker, whose children are 9th in descent 


800. CoL Wars. 




Newtoiu aCaaa. 
9. 379L 

Smith'! Nawton. 
p. 40. 




Smith, p. O. 


800. Antlq. 
Burial Orouad 

War Offlca Bacorda. 

JOHN ( I ) was one of the earliest settlers of Hingham, 1636- 
40, and was a land owner. Probably came in the '*Jxna,es/'^ 
of London, 1635. 

In 1650, when Newton was settled, John Parker, of Hing^ 
ham, aged 35, was one of the first settlers, which fixes his 
birth in the year 16x5. He settled in the eastern part of 
Cambridge village. He married Joanna. He died 1686, 
aged 71, and his inventory came to £412 2s. od. His son 

JOHN (2) was baptized at Cambridge, Dec. 15, 1651, and 
was probably not more than a week old, according to the 
prevailing custom of baptism. In 1678, he settled in tlie 
southern part of Cambridge, after which he and his father 
are differentiated as John Parker, east, and John Paricer, 
south. Both petitioned to be set free from Cambridge. 
The homestead of John, east, was in 1880, owned by Mr. 
John Kingsbury. John (2) married Mary , and had 

THOMAS (3), bom Jan. 9, 1699, and removed to Worcester. 
He married Amity , and had 

WILLIAM (4), bom in Worcester, July 8, 1723; died Sept. 

9, 1801. He married Elizabeth , who died Sept. 

25, 1801, aged 84. Their son 

WILLIAM (5) was bom 1762, and died May 12, 1844. Mar- 
ried Azubah Ward (see page 28). He was a Revolu- 
tionary soldier, enlisted as a private in Capt John Pierce's 
Co., 15th Massachusetts Regiment, Colonel Timothy Bige- 
low, July 28, 1779, to serve 9 months, and was discharged 
April 28, 1780. This reghnent was recroitcd from Worces- 
ter and Middlesex Counties early in 1777, and was distin- 
tinguished for good discipline and for valor upon many of 
the hardest fought fields of the Revolution. It assisted in 
the capture of Burgoyne at Saratoga, was at Valley Forge^ 
Monmouth and Yorktown. 

In 1778, Worcester, Leicester and other towns were erected 
into one parish. William was Warden of Worcester, 1786. 
Hog Reeve, 1798. Paid by the town, in 1800, for clothing 
and boarding Benjamin Randall, one of the town poor, 52* 
weeks, $49.11. Paid school tax, 1801-3. On jury, Court 
of Common Pleas, 1803. 

Between 1803 and 1807, removed to Leicester, where was 



PARKER— Continued. 

WILLIAM WARD (6). September, 1807. Removed later to 
Auburn, Mass. Married Elizabeth Nelson, of Shrewsbury, 
who was bom March 12, 1799. Lived afterward at No. 
Grafton, Mass., and removed to Boston, where he was em- 
ployed with the large clothing establishment of Milton & 
Slocum, located in Fanueil Hall. Removed to Albany, 
N. Y., about 1843, where he opened a branch of Milton & 
Sloctmi, and later on established for himself. Resided at 
36 Eagle street until May 5, 1866, when he removed to 190 
State street. He died at Albany Dec. 19, 1892. His 

CAROLINE AMELIA (7) was bom at Aubum, Mass., April 
5f 1833. Attended school in Boston and later at the Albany 
(N. Y.) Academy and the Maplewood Institute, Pittsfield, 
Mass. Was married in 1855 to Winchester Britton, whose 
children are 9th in descent 


WILLIAM ( I ) is first mentioned as being in America in 1639, ^^^^ ^^^^ 

in the records of Sudbury (Massachusetts), which show Hen^wWard. 

that he shared in the three divisions of that plantation, in Boiton, usl 

1639 ^^d 1640. He then had a second wife and several 


Freeman, 1643. 

Represented Sudbury in the General Court,* 1644. 

Chairman of the Selectmen for several years until i56o. 

Petitioned the General Court, in 1656, for a new plantation. 

In 1660, removed to Marlborough, and was chosen deacon 
of the first church organized there. Built and resided 
upon a plot of 50 acres on the soutli side of the road, 
opposite the Meeting House. He, in common with 
others, endured great hardships and sustained great 
losses by Indian hostilities ; more especially in the time of 
King Philip's War in 1675-6, when his buildini;^ were 
fired, his cattle destroyed and one of his sons slain. He 
died at Marlborough, August 10, 1687, at the supposed 
age of 90, leaving a widow, Elizabeth, who died Decem- 
ber 9, 1700, aged 87. His son 



RICHARD (2), bom lOjs, married Mary Moore, daughter of 
John and Eh'znbcth Moorc^ at Sudbury, September 8, 1661. 
Had a Iiouse-lot of i8 acres assigned hini at Sudbury, No- 
vember, iGlo. 
Freeman, 1664. 
Drowned in Sudbury River, March 31, iWkj. His son 

OBADIAH (3), bom December 10, 1663, married Joanna 
Harrington, of Watertown, December 20, 1693. Resided 
on homestead at Sudbury. In 1716, he was of Worcester, 
where he erected a mill on his farm. Died December 17, 
1717. His son 

DANIEL (4), known as Major Daniel Ward, born 1700, mar- 
ried Sarah and resided at Worcester, where she died 

November i, 1730. He died at Worcester, May 21, 1777, 
aged yj. His son, 

HENRY (s), bom January 2, 1726-7, married Lydia Mower, 
of Worcester, January 2, 1752, and died in 1769. His 

AZUBAH (6), bom August 11, 1768, married William Par- 
ker (see page 26), and had 


CAROLINE (8) AMELIA, who married Winchester Britton, 
whose children are 9th in descent 


Seven hundred and ten distinguished persons, each bearing 
but one name, accompanied William the Conqueror from Nor- 
mandy in 1066, a record of all of whose names is yet preserved. 
Among the number was "Ward, one of the noble Captains." 
This is the earliest mention of the name in England, and its 
first appearance with an additional name was William de la 
Ward, residing in Chester, in 1175. From 1349, a succession 
of eleven generations of one family is found there, in each of 
which the head of the family was, respectively, Ralph, Richard, 
John, Jolm, Richard, Wilh'am, Thomas, Thomas, John, Richard 
and Thomas, who had sons, John and William, which were the 
prevailing names in the early families descended from William, 
of Sudbury, and one yet retained in the descending families to 
the present time. 




THOMAS ( I ) was the head of one of the twenty fanxHcs who 
cniij^rated in 1638, under Rev. Ezckiel Rogers, from Row- 
Icy, Yorksliire, England, They arrived in December, and 
prohahly spent the winter in Salem. In the spring, tliey 
removed in a spot l)etween Tpswich and Newbury, called for 
some lime "Mr. Rogers' Plantation." In September, 1639, 
the General Court gave it the name of Rowley. 

Tliomas was one of the first persons made freeman, May 
23, ^639. He was the wealthiest person in Mr. Rogers' 
company. He was elected Deputy to the General Court 
in 1640-41. In 1643, he was chairman of a Coniinittee to 
make a survey of the town and lay out and register town 
lots. In October, 1644, he was appointed to join people 
of Rowley in marriage. In January, 1644, the town gave 
to Thomas Nelson 36 acres of the "Mill Field," 10 acres 
of which were for encouragement to build a mill. By the 
phrase "Mill Field" it was probably already built. The 
mill was placed just above tidewater on Mill River, where 
there have been mills to the present time. 

The name of his first wife is unknown. He married 
Joan Dummer in 1642. 

In his will he left his mill and mill-house to his wife Joan, 
whose descendant, N. N. Dummer, owned the property in 
1867. He also left her two acres of land in tuc Pound 
field. The remainder in reversion he left to his children. 
To his wife also went "foure choice cowes, one choice mare 
and £10 to build her a house." To his son T::omas, be- 
sides his money share, "one wine boule and one spoone." 
The will was made on his departure for England on a visit, 
December 24, 1645. In England, being ill, he adds a 
"schedule," confirming the above and providing for a child 
bom during his absence. "A schedule to be annexed to the 
will of Thomas Nelson. These are to certify to all whom 
it any waies conceme that I, Thomas Nelson, about to re* 
turn to Roulowe, in New England, being at present sick, 
confirm my last will, made in New England (with.?), which 
my wife's uncle, Mr. R. Dummer, only with the addition of 
these provisions, that my scm, Samuel Nelson, being bom 
since that will was made, if my wife be now witli child and 
shall bring forth a child, that Samuel and this may enjoy 
each a child's portion proportionable to tlie rest of my chil- 

E»sex InNi. 

}llMt. Coll. 

Vol. XXlf, p. 219. 



of Thomas 
Nelson, mfl. 

B8S6Z. Inst. 



Emmol Inst. 

Oag«'t Bowlagr, 

N/iL SON— CoHlinuiuL 

dren. I earnestly desire of our reverend pastor and elder, 
Mr. Rogers, and of that whole church at Rowley, that 
they may not mistake tliemselves concerning the in and 
i\y wliich I payd to goodman Scatchwcll for his fferms, 
and I did not give these in with other moneys that I laid 
out for the plantation, least this being a wrong to mee, 
bee to theire griefe at the day of Jesus Qirist ; as also £15 I 
payd to Mr. Carlton's hundred £, which I ought not to pay. 
This I entreat them to lay to hart and righting mee in all. 
these particulars. Witness my hand the sixth day of Sex- 
tiles, here called August, 1648. 

"Thomas Nelson. 

"Testified as his act and deed, and subscribed by him ia 
the presence of us, Mfitnesses : 

'/Henry Jacie, alias Jessie. 
"Daniel Elly, his marie 
"Sarah Appleyard, her mark." 

He probably died in England. By his first wife he had 

THOMAS (2), bom in England, 1635. He married Ann (2) 

Lambert (see page 32). She died January 2, 1678. He 

was Freeman, May 3, 1665. He married Ann Lambert 

voITvirpIlt. December 16, 1659. He was town clerk for three years 

from 1694 to 1696. 
In the tax list for 1691 appears his name, as follows : 
"Sergeant Thomas Nelson, £5 6s. 8d." 
In 1692, during the Salem witch scare, Thomas Nelson 
appeared against one of the accused before the Grand In- 
quest, where, strangely enough, John (2) Batdieller was 
one of the jury (see page 34). 

"The deposition of Thomas Nelson, who saith that about 
six years ago the last winter, Margaret Scot, of Rowley, 
widow, desired me to bring her some wood and I told her 
that I owed her ten shillings and I would bring her wood 
for it, and she was not willing to set of that Earnest she 
was for me to bring her wood ; denied her ; soon after this 
one of my cattell was dead in the stantiall and stood upon 
his hind feet and kneeled on his knees (afore), and little 
after this another of my cattell was ded in the yard, his neck 
under a plank at the bam side, as if he were chok'd ; and 
after this and ever since, had hard thoughts of this woman, 


NEL SON— Continued. 

and my neighbors told me something more than ordinery 
tliat my cattcll died so, and do verily believe that she is :i 
witch," On this and other testimony, Maqjaret Scot was 
executed, September 22, 1692. Sergeant Tliomas died at 
Rowleyi April 12, 1712. His tombstone reads : "Here lies 
Burried Mr. Thomas Nelson, who died April ye sth, 17x2. 

"Who lived a saintlike, harmless life; 

Loved all good books, but no bad strife. 

Who died a quiet, easy death, 

And to Christ resigned his breath. 

So live, my sons, my Christ, O seek, 

And when you die, like Christ be meek.'' 
Ann Lambert Nelson was buried January 7, 1678-9. Their 

THOMAS (3), bom March 10, 1660-61, married Hannah (3) 
French (see page 32), of Salisbury. He was with his 
father on the tax list of 1691, and at Rowley, for £2 8s. 
A^th his wife he sold land in Salisbury in 1698. He was 
also styled Sergeant. He died May 20, 17 19. His will 
is dated January 15, 1717-18. Their son 

JONATHAN (4) was bom at Rowley, December, 1698 ; bap- 
tized May 7, 1699. He ^^ ^ deacon and a Lieutenant 
He removed to Upton, and died there August .29, 1792. He 
married Sarah Ames. Their son 

DAVID (5) was bora in Upton, marrying there Susanna (5) 
Batcheller (see page 35), who was also born there Jan- 
uary 14, 1740. They were married May 21, 1761. David 
was bom June 4, 1737. They removed to Shrewsbury. 
Susanna died January 3, 1785. David died May X2, 1827. 
Their son 

JONATHAN (6), known as Captain, was bom in Shrews- 
bury, July 6, 1773, and died Jtme i, 1827. He married 
Eunice Stone (see page 43), of Shrewsbury, March 8, 1798. 
She was bom April 3, 1774. Their daughter 

ELIZABETH (7) was bora in Shrewsbury, March 12, 1799, 
and married William Ward Parker (see page 27). They 
removed to Albany, N. Y., where she died June 21, 1889. 
Their daughter 

CAROLINE (8) AMELIA PARKER married Winchester 
Britton. whose children are 9th in descent. 

'Dioniiui Nt-iHon. 

Rsses Innt. 
Vol. XIV. p. C3. 

Guffo'i Rowley. 

Bsiez. TBit. 

Vol XXII 4kxrv. 

RuMX. Inst. 

voLXxn aixrv. 



Savii^ FRANCIS (i), of Rowley, Mass., was admitted Freeman, 

nf5? cou"" ^^^y ^^' ^^' ^^ '^^^ ^ two-acre house-lot in 1643. He 

Vol 'xxii, p. IS. bronglit with hhn from England his wife Jane, who was 

buried in Rowley, June 7, 1659. He was hiiricd Siplciii- 

ber 23, 1647. Tlieir dau^fhter 

itoid. ANN (3) was bom, probably, in England, and married Dc- 

voL xxm. p. 2». comber 16, 1659. Thomas (2) Nelson (see page 30). 

Ann is mentioned in the will of her Aunt Mary, second wife 
of Rev. Ezekiel Rogers, by which instrtunent she received 
£5 and ''one half the apparel." Their son 

THOMAS (3) NELSON, who married Hannah French (see 
below), and had 

JONATHAN (4), who married Sarah Ames, and had 

DAVID (5), who married Susanna Batcheller (see page 
33), and had 

JONATHAN (6), who married Eunice Stone (see page 43), 
and had 

ELIZABETH (7), who married William Ward Parker (see 
page 27), and had 

CAROLINE (8) AMELIA PARKER, who married Win- 
Chester Britton, whose children are 9th in descent. 


EDWARD (i), of Ipswich, in 1636 removed to Salisbury, 
where he was one of the earliest proprietors and had the 
largest estate but two in the town. He died December 28. 
1674. In his will, he speaks of his great age. His wife 
was Ann , who died March 9, 1683. Their son 

SAMUEL (2) married June i, 1664, Abigail (2) Brown (see 

page 33), and had a daughter, 
HANNAH (3), bom March 15, 1669. She married Thomas 

(3) Nelson (see page 31), and had 

JONATHAN (4) NELSON, who married Sarah Ames, and 

DAVID (5), who married Susanna Batcheller (see page 35), 

and had 
JONATHAN (6), who married Eunice Stone (see page 43), 

and had 

FKIuVai— CouliHucd. 

EUZABETH (7), who married William Ward Parker (see 
page 27), and had 

CAROLINE (8) AMELIA PARKER, who married Win- 
chester Britton, whose children arc 9th in descent. 


HENRY (i), of Salisbury, born 1615, came with his mother. 
He was an original proprietor in 1639. He married Abigail 
Henry died August 6, 1701, and his widow Au- 
gust 23, 1702. Their daughter, 

ABIGAIL (2), bom February 23, 1644, married Samuel 
French (see page 32), and had 

HANNAH (3) FRENCH, who married Thomas Nelson (see 
page 31), and had 

JONATHAN (4) NELSON, who married Sarah Ames, who 

DAVTD (5) NELSON, who married Susanna Batchcller (see 
page 35), who had 

JONATHAN (6), who married Eunice Stone (see page 
43), who had 

ELIZABETH (7), who married William Ward Parker (see 
page 27), and had 

CAROLINE (8) AMELIA PARKER, who married Win- 
Chester Britton, whose children are 9th in descent 



The name signifies something like junior or cadet, not 
merely an unmarried man, for Jordan le Bachelor; dying in 
1297, ^^^ ^ Vfriit, Alice, and a son, John« 

In 1433, John Bachelor is returned in the Commissioners' 
list of gentry of Norfolk, England. Before 1600, the family 
is found in Kent, Surrey, Sussex, Wilts, Hampshire, Bucks, 
Middlesex, Norfolk and Suffolk. Very few are found north 
of London. Tlie earliest mention is in Surrey. There are 38 
ways of spelling the name in Massachusetts and New Hamp- 
shire alone. 




SA TCIIELLER-^Continned. 

JOSEPH ( I ) was born in Canterbury, England. Married in 

England, Elizabeth . He came to America in 

1636, Mritli his wife, one child, three servants and his broth- 
ers, Henry and John. He went first to Salem, thence to 
Freeman, 1637. 
Deputy to the General Court in Boston, 1644, being the 

first representative from Wenham. 
"In ye mesne space it pleased God to take to himself brother 
Batchel, a man wise, moderate and very able to be help- 
ful in such cases (i. r. discipline). (Church Records.) 
M?»3.^**'**^ He was a prominent and useful man in the plantation.'' 

He died March, 1647. His son 

JOHN (2) was b^>ti2ed at the first church in Salem, January 
20, 1638; married July 12, 1661, Mary Dennis, who died 
June 26, 1665; andt second, Sarah, daughter of Robert 
Goodale (see page 36) » of Salem, May 4, 1666, who died 
March 22, 1729. John was (xie of the jury who tried the 
witches in Salem, and in 1692, with the other jurymen, 
signed a statement asking forgiveness for their error in 
judgment. They undoubtedly acted according to the law 
and the evidence, but were afterward convinced that they 
had been misled. The statement follows: '"We, whose 
names are undersigned, being in the year 1692 called to 
serve as jurors in court at Salem, on trial of many who 
were by some suspected guilty of doing acts of witchcraft 
^ upon the bodies of sundry persons, we confess that we our- 
selves were not capable to understand, nor able to with- 
stand, the mysterious delusions of the powers of darkness 
and Prince of the Air, but were, for want of knowledge in 
ourselves and better information from others, prevailed 
with to take with such evidence against the accused as on 
further consideration and better information we justly fear 
was insufficient for toudiingthe lives of any (Deut, xvii.), 
whereby we fear we have been instrumental with others, 
through ignorance and unwittingly to bring upon ourselves 
and tilts people of the Lord the guilt of innocent blood, 
which sin the Lord said in Scripture He would not pardon 
(H. Kings, xxiv., 4) ; that is, we suppose, in regard to His 
temporal judgments. We do, therefore, hereby signify to 


£A TCHELLER— Continued. 

all in general, and to the surviving sufFcrcrs in special, our 
deep sense of and sorrow for our errors in acting on such 
evidence to tlie condemnation of any person, and do hereby 
declare tliat we justly fear that we were sadly deluded and 
mistaken, for which we are much disquieted and distressed 
in our mhids, and do therefore humbly beg forgiveness, first 
of God, for Christ's sake, for this our error, and pray God 
would impute the guilt of it to ourselves nor others ; and 
we do also pray that we may be considered candidly and 
aright by the living sufferers, as being then under a strong 
and general delusion, utterly unacquainted with and not ex- 
perienced in matters of that nature. We do hereby ask 
forgiveness of you all, whom we have justly offended, and 
do declare, according to our present minds, we would none 
of us do such things again on such grounds for the whole 
world ; praying you to accept of this in way of satisfaction 
for our offense, and that you would bless the inheritance 
of the Lord, that He may be entreated for the land." 

John was the third signer of this document. He died 
November 17, 1698, at Wcnham, leaving 18 acres of up- 
land and meadow and a rig^t of way to his son, 

DAVID (3), bom at Wenham, 1673. He married, May, 
1709, Susannah Whipple (see page 37), of Ipswich, who 
died June 13, 1764. David was a prominent church mem- 
ber, and held numerous town offices. Town clerk 1744 to 
1748. He changed the spelling of his surname to Bach- 
dlor. He resided at Wenham, where he died January 29, 
1766, leaving £6, 13s. 4d. and his favorite gun to his son, 

DAVID (4), bom April s» 1710. He married October 14. 
1734, Thankful Perham (see page 39), and, second, 
Sarah Tilton. He lived at Grafton, Upton and Sutton, 
Ma^. He was a cooper, and for £318, old tenor, sold 106 
acres of land in Sutton. He died after 1755. His daugh- 

SUSANNAH (s), bora January 14, 1740. married in Upton, 
May 21, 176X, David (5) Nelson (see page 31). They 
lived first in Upton, then in Shrewsbury. She died January 
3. 1785. Their son, 

JONATHAN (6) NELSON, called Captain Jonathan Nelson, 

Eunice Stone (see page 43), who had 


y>V/ TCllliUJiK—CoHtinncd. 

ELIZABETH (7), who married Williatn Ward Parker, and 

CAROLINE (S) AMELIA PARKER, who m;irricil Wiii- 
clicstcr Britton, whose children arr ()lh in doscciiL 


Haramatt Papen 

Ipiwlch, HUM. 


p. 406& Prior. 


ROBERT (i) came in the "Elizabeth" from Ipswich, 1634, 
aged 30, with his wife Catherine, aged 28. In 1637, he is 
found at Salem. His daughter 

SARAH (2), bom May 31, 1640, married John Batcheller 
(see page 34), May 4, 1666, had 

DAVID (3) BATCHELLER, bom 1673 at Wenham; mar- 
ried Susannah Whipple (see page 37), and died 1766. 
Their son, 

DAVID (4), married Thankful Perham (see page 39), wha 

SUSANNAH (5), married David Nelson (see page 31), and 

JONATHAN (6) NELSON, married Eunice Stone (see page 
43), who had 

ELIZABETH (7), married William Ward Parker (see page 
27), and had 

CAROLINE (8) AMELIA PARKER, married Winchester 
Britton, whose children are 9th in descent. 


JOHN (i) was made freeman of Boston, May 13, 1640. 

Commissioner, 1641. 

Subscribed to Major Dennison's allowance, 1648. 

Representative in the (kneral Court eight years, 1640-1653. 

January 26, 165 1-2, with seven others, he was appointed to 
organize the grammar school, and in 1665 he was chosen 
Feoffee of that institution. He received two shares in 
Plum Island, 1664. 

He was deacon and ruling elder of the first churdi. He 



J J 

•, died Jane 



died June 30, 1669. His wife, Sarah 

14, 1658. His wife Jennctt survived him. 

JOHN (2), his father's executor, owned i^ shares in Plum 
Island in 1664. He was bom in Essex, England, and mar- 
ried Mary (2) Reynor (see page 38). 
Was Sclectuian, 1664. 
Was one to lay out Castle Neek, 1665. 
Freeman, April 29, 1668. 
Appointed Cornet of a Troop, 1668. 
Came in full communion with the church February 22, 1673. 
Representative to the General Court four years, 1674-83. 
Voter in town affairs, 1679. 

This authority says he was Comet in Captain John 
Appleton's Troop, 1668; Lieutenant in Captain Nicholas 
Paige's ccHnpany in the Mount Hope Expedition, King 
Philip's War, 1675 J Captain" of the Ipswich Troop in 1676. 
He marched against the Indians at Marlborough, 1676, and 
was in the engagements at Quabog and Sah'sbury, 1677. 
He died November 22, i695> his wife surviving him. 

JOHN (3), bom March 26, 1660; married Katherine Leigh- 
ton, June 26, 1681. He subscribed £2 toward the bell, 
1699. He was one of 18 youths who joined the church by 
taking the covenant June 18 and 25, 1673. 
''Here lyes buried ye body of Major John Whipple, who 
Dec'd June ye 12th, 1722, in ye 65th year of his age." 
"Here lyes buried ye body of Mrs. Katherine Whipple, 
late wife of Major John Whipple, who died January ye 
iSth, 1720-21, age 63." 

SUSANNA (4), bom April 3, 1696; married David Batcheller 
(sec page 35), 

DAVID (s) BATCHELLER, JR., married Thankful Perham 
(see page 39). 

SUSANNA (6) married David Nelson (see page 31). 

JONATHAN (7) NELSON married Eunice Stone (see page 

ELIZABETH (8) married William Ward Parker (see page 

CAROLINE (9) AMELIA PARKER married Winchester 
Britton, whose children are loth in descent. 

Socltty CoL Wan, 


Hammatt Pap«rt. 


Bkwm ^ 


HUMPHREY (i) was born in Gildcrsome, West Ridinp of 
Yorkshire, England, of gentle people. His home was in 
tlie Parish of Batley, not far from Leeds. 
He was made freeman at Rowley, Mass., May i8> 1642. 
RepresenUtive to the General Court, 1649, and died i66a 

MARTHA (2), or Mary, married John Whipple (see page 
37), and had 

JOHN (3) WHIPPLE, who married Katherine Leighfim. 
who had 

SUSANNA (4), who married David Batcheller (see page 
35), and had 

DAVID (s) BATCHELLER, who married Thankful Perham 
(see page 39), who had 

SUSANNA (6), who married David Nelson (see page 31), 
and had 

JONATHAN (7) NELSON, who married Eunice Stone (see 
page 43), who had 

ELIZABETH (8), who married William Ward P^irker (see 
page 27), and had 

CAROLINE (9) AMELIA PARKER, who married Win- 
Chester Britton, whose children are lotfa in descent 


Americui AncMtiy 
Vol IV. ^ 15C 


Hlfltorr Sutton* 

JOHN ( I ) was bom in England, 1633. He was at (Thelxns- 
ford, Mass., in 1666, and freeman :69a He was a Judi- 
cial Commissioner. 

His homestead, 224 years old, is still held by the family. 
He married December 15, 1664, L}rdia (2) Shepley (see 
page 39). He died at Chelmsford. January 21, 1721.' 

JOHN (2), bom January 27, 1667, died at Grafton, July 29, 
1743. He lived at Upton, 1728, removing to Grafton, 1738. 
Upton, Sutton and Grafton were originally one town. 

He was a soldier in the Indian wars. He married De- 
cember 29, 1692, Lydia (3) Fletcher (see page 40). In 


PERHAM— Continued. 

1731, December 20, he was given a place in the "forcseat*' 
in the meeting house, the place of greatest dignity. In 
those days men were regularly appointed each year to ''seat 
the meeting/' That is, to pass upon the claims to dignity 
of the various members. Precedence was strictly observed 
and the most important people had the best places, which 
were designated by law. 

THANKFUL (3), probably daughter of this John, married 
David Batcheller (see page 35). Their daughter, 

SUSANNA (4) BATCHELLER, married David Nelson (see 
page 31), and had 

JONATHAN (s) NELSON, who married Eunice Stone (sec 
page 43), who had 

ELIZABETH (6), who married William Ward Parker (see 
page 27), and had 

CAROLINE (7) AMELIA PARKER, who married Win- 
chester Britton, whose children are 8th in descent. 


JOHN (i) was of Salem in 1637, wliere his daughter Lydia saTa«c. 
was boHL They removed with Rev. Mr. Fiske, their min- 
ister, to Chelmsford. 

LYDIA (2)9 bom 1641, at Salem, married John (i) Perham 
(see above), and had 

JOHN (3) PERHAM, who married Lydia (3) Fletcher (see 
page 40), who had 

THANKFUL (4), who married David Batchc!!er (see page 
35), and had 

SUSANNA (s) BATCHELLER, who married David Nelson 
(see page 31), and had 

JONATHAN (6) NELSON, who married Eunice Stone (see 
page 43), who had 

ELIZABETH (7), who married William Ward Parker (see 
page 27), and had 

CAROLINE (8) AMELIA PARKER, who married Win- 
Chester Britton, whose children are 9th in descent 



Reunion. U8L 


Ameiican AncMtry, 
IV. 151 


The name is from fliche, an arrow, so Fletcher means 
archer. They originated in Switzerland, in a part once Bur- 
gundian, but now known as the Canton de Vand, on the north 
shore of Lake Geneva* The Duke of Savoy, wh(is<» rnstlo at 
Chillon is on the lake, frequently visited Kn|»laiitl in (he 13th 
century, was very {xipular Uktc and was made Earl of Rich- 
mond. That part of London known as Savoy was given him 
by the King. Macauley speaks of it as a place where debtors 
might flee and be safe. 

Vuilmin says one of tlic titled and landed gentlemen in his 
suite was de la Flechiere. 

Before 1492, William Fletcher was a gentleman of station 
and consideration at Cockcrmouth. His son Henry, of Cock- 
ermouth Castle, was in charge of Mary, Queen of Scots, when 
she journeyed from Workington, and he presented her with 
a costly robe of velvet, as she sorely needed clothes. She sent 
him a letter of thanks. 

Rev. Richard Fletcher, a prebendary of Elizabeth, was 
present in 1587 at Mary's execution, and tried to convert her. 
He was Bishop of Bristol, 1589; of Worcester, 1592, and of 
L(Midon, 1594. 

ROBERT (i), bom 1592, was said by his family to be of 
Yorkshire. He came to Concord in 1630. Savage says he 
was at Concord, 1635, ^"^ ^^ Constable there in 1637. 
He was wealthy and influential. He died at Concord, April 
3» ^677. 

SAMUEL (2), bom in Concord, 1632, was made freeman 
1689-90, March 21: He settled in that part of Clielms- 
ford, now Wcstford ; married Margaret, daughter of Will- 
iam Hailstone (see page 41)* October 14, 1659, and died 
December 9, 1697. His gravestone in Middle Chelmsford 
reads: "Here lyes ye body of Samuel Fletcher, aged 65 
years. Died December 9, 1697." His daughter, 

LYDIA (3), bom September 26. 1669, married John (2) Per- 
ham (see page 39), December 29, 1692, and had 

THANKFUL (4) PERHAM, probably their daughter, who 
married David (4) Batcliellcr (see page 35), October 14, 
1734, and had 



FLETCHER^ Continued. 

SUSANNA (5) BATCHEIXER, who married David Nelson 
(see page 31), and had 

JONATHAN (6) NELSON, who married Eunice Stone (see 
page 43 )> who had 

ELIZABE I'll (7). who married William Ward Parker (see 
page 27), and had 

CAROUNE (8) AMELIA PARKER, who married Win- 
chester Britton, whose children are 9th in descent. 


WILLIAM (1)1 of Taunton, 1640, was an original proprietor. Savafft. 
In 1646, he bouglit an estate at Boston. His daughter 

MARGARET (2) married Samuel Fletcher (see page 40), 
and had 

LYDIA (3) FLETCHER, who married John Perham (see 
page 39), and had 

THANKFUL (4) PERHAM, who married David Batcheller 
(see page 35), and had 

SUSANNA (s) BATCHELLER, who married David Nelson 
see page 31), and had 

JONATHAN (6) NELSON, who married Eunice Stone (see 
page 43), who had 

ELIZA.BETH (7), who married William Ward Parker (sec 
page 27), and had 

CAROLINE (8) AMELIA PARKER, who married Win- 
chester Britton, whose children are 9th in descent. 



SnirlUh Aficettry of 
BImon Si Qngory 
Stono. b / 
Wm. £. dtono, 


SYMOND (I) STONE, of Much Bromley, now Great Brom- 
ley, Diocese of London, England, married Elizabeth . 

His will was made May 12, 1506. His son 

DAVID (2) married , and had 

SYMOND (3), of Much Bromley, who married Agnes 
. His will was made July 28, 1558. Their son 

DAVID (4) was baptized 1568, married August 23, 1585, 
Ursula , his second wife, and had 

SIMON (5), baptized 1585-6; settled at Watertown, Mass., 
and also, 

GREGORY (5), baptized 1592; settled at Cambridge, Mass. 

For SIMON'S descendants, see below. 

For GREGORY'S descendants, see page 43. 

STONE— Descendants of SIMON (5). 

SnffUsh AncMtiT of 
Simon St Gregory 
Stone, bsr 
Wm. E. Stone. 



SIMON (5) (see Stone, above), embarked for New Eng- 
land at London, April 15, 1635, ^^ ^^ '"Increase," aged 50 
years, with his wife Joan, daughter of William Clark, aged 
38 years, and five children. Simon died September 22, 
1665. He came from Boxted, Essex, England, and his 
brother GREGORY (5) from Maryland, Suffolk, about 3 
miles from Boxted. Both towns were distant about 9 or 
10 miles from Much Bromley, the cradle of the race. 
He was Deputy to the General Court, 1636. His son 

SIMON (6), bom in England, 1631, came with his parents in 
the "Increase," aged four. 
Freeman, 1653. 

Representative at the General Court, 1678, 1690. 
Married Mary Whipple (see page 47), daughter of John 
Whipple, of Ipswich, and had 

SUSANNA (7), bom November 6, 1675. Married June, 
1697, Edward Goddard (see page 45). Their son 


t I 


BENJAMIN (8) GODDARD, born August 15. I704. at 
Watertown; died at Shrewsbury, January 28, 1754. • Mar- 
ried Grace, daughter of Deacon Nathan Fiske (see page 
50)9 September 25, 1733, and had 

GRACE (9) GODDARD, bom January i, 1736. Married, 
17SS1 Jasper Stone. Their daughter 

EUNICE (10) STONE married Jonathan Nelson (see page 
31) and had 

ELIZABETH (11) NELSON, who married William Ward 
Parker (see page 27). Their daughter 

CAROLINE (12) AMELIA PARKER married Winchester 
Britton, whose children are 13th in descent 

STONE— Descendants of GREGORY (5) 

GREGORY (5) (see page 42) was bom in England and 
came to America. Ward says he came prior to 1634. 
Temple (History of Framingham) says he came in 1635, 
aged 45, and settled in Watertown, whence he removed to 
Cambridge. His wife was Mrs. Lydia Cooper, whose two 
children by her first husband came with Gregory and Lydia 
from England. 

Gregory was deacon and Representative to the General 
Court, 1638. His son 

SAMUEL (6) was bom 1635, died 1715. Married Sarah 
Steams, of Watertown, June 7, 1655. Was a deacon at 

Served at Dedham in Major Willard's Troop, 1654. 
Was a private in Captain Prentice's company. 
Was wounded at the Great Swamp fight. 
Also in Captain Thomas Brattle's Troop of Horse and in 
the expedition to Mount Hope. His son 

JOSEPH (7) bom 1671. Lived at Lexington. Married 
Sarah Wait Died 1703. Their son 


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ISAAC (8) boni 1695. Authorities differ about this date. 
Hudson says 1695, and the majority agree with him. Mr. 
Hemmcnway, Town Clerk of Framingham, says in letter he 
was son of Sarah Steams, but he has made a niistnki* in 
copying records. Sarah Sicnrns, as 1Vni|ilo and nUicrs 
state, was his fijandniuthcr. He married Elizabeth ilrown, 
of Sudbury, July 24, 1722, and was in Shrewsbury 1727. 
Member first Board of Selectmen, December 29, 1727. 
Member Board of Selectmen, 1729-31-33-35-36-37-38-39- 

Town Qcrk, i73i-32-33-34-3S-36-SSH5o-<>i- 

Died April 22, 1776. 

He gave Lexington a bell for the use of the Town forever. 
It was given in Town Meeting, June 15, 1761, and 
weighed 463 pounds. The Moderator thanked him on 
behalf of the Town. It was the ringing of this bell which 
summoned the Minutemen at Lexington to resist the ad- 
vance of the British troops. 

Elizabeth died in 1794, aged 96 years. Their son 

JASPER (9), bom in Shrewsbury April 30, 1728, married, 
I755» ^o Grace Goddard (see page 46), and died 1802. 
Grace died October 31, 1815. Their daughter 

EUNICE (10), bom April 3, 1774, married Jonathan Nelson 
(see page 31) March 8, 1798. Their daughter 

ELIZABETH (xi) NELSON, bom March 12, 1799, married 
William Ward Parker (see page 27) and had 

CAROUNE (12) AMELIA PARKER, bom April 5, 1833, 
at Aubum, Mass., who married Winchester Britton, whose 
children are 13th in descent 


Goddard Famny. 

Wm. Austin 
GcKlUurU. ItfS. 

EDWARD (i) was a farmer, bom and bred in Norfolk 
County, England. He was once very wealthy, but became 
reduced in circumstances during the Civil War. Being on 
the side of the Parliament, his house was beset and demol- 
ished by a company of Cavaliers., who plundered his 


GODDARD— Continued. 

substance. He escaped through the midst 6f^fbcnJ«t«^t^ 
guise, but died soon after. He married a Doylcy, and had, 
ntuong others, 

WILLIAM (2), who was a citizen and grocer of London, He 
was a tra(l<rstnan in a large way, his business being whole- 
sale, but lie nicl wilh heavy losses at sea, lived too ex- 
pensively and became reduced. His mother-in-law, Mrs. 
Foot, in her widowhood, lent iioo to her brother in New 
England, who mortgaged his house and land for it, but 
never paid. At his death Mrs. Foot gave William the debt, 
and he came to America for it, in 1665, but found no money, 
only tlie house and lands. His! contracted circumstances 
and tlie plague then raging in London were probably the 
occasion of his remaining and sending for his wife and 
children, who came in 1666. His wife was Elizabeth, 
daughter of Benjamin Miles, whose mother's third husband 
at his death left them £400 sterling. Another family ver- 
sion is that religious troubles drove him to America, and 
as it was against the law to bring away more than £5 
sterling, he was obliged to leave his goods stored in London. 
His son 

EDWARD (3) was bom at Watertown March 24, 1675, and 
married, 1696 or 1697, Susannah, daughter of Simon (2) 
Stone (see page 42). Edward, known as Hon. Edward, 
was schoohnaster at Watertown from April 12, 1697, until 
1707, when he removed to Boston, and was a teacher there. 
He removed to Framingham March 25, 1714, where he 
taught the grammar school and where he received numerous 
civil, military and ecclesiastical appointments. 
He was Captain of a Troop. 
Deputy to the General Court, 1 724-1 731. 
Member of Council, 1733, 1736. His son 

BENJAMIN (4) was bom August 15, 1704, at Watertown ; 
died at Shrewsbury January 28, 1754. One of the first 
settlers of Shrewsbury. Married September 25, 1733, 
Grace, daughter of Deacon Nathan Fiske (see page 49), 
of Watertown. He died January 28, 1754, esteemed for his 
usefulness and p«ety. His widow Grace died October 28, 
1803, aged 89 years, $ months, 8 days. Their daughter 



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G ODDARD^ ContUntcd. 

GRACE (s) born January i, 1736, nuirricd, 1755, Jasper 
Stone (sec page 44). Their daughter 

EUNICE (6) STONE married Jonathan Nelson (see page 
31). Their daughter 

ELIZABETH (7) NELSON married William Ward Parker 
(see 27). Their daugliter. 

CAROLINE (8) AMELIA PARKER married Winchester 
Britton, whose children are 9th in descent 


^^^.^ JOHN (i) was admitted Freeman, May 25, 1636. One of 

watntowa. the earliest proprietors of Watertown, 1636-7. 

Selectman many times. 
Representative, 1658. 

He was bom in England, 1604 ; died in Watertown, i69X. 
Bond. He came with his family from England, 1630, and was one 

of the first settlers of Watertown. He came from Cam- 
bridge, England. His son 

Ensign JOHN (2) was probably bom in Eng^d. Bom 
1630, died 1691. Took the oath of fidelity 1642. Married 
Mary Maddock, widow of Henry and only daughter of 
Roger Wellington. John lived in Watertown. 
Served in King Philip's war, 1676. His daughter 

SARAH (3) married October 14, 1696, Deacon Nathan Fiske 
(see page 49). She died November zy^ 1723. Their 

GRACE (4) FISKE, bom 17x4, married September 25, 1733, 
Benjamin Goddard (see page 45). Their daughter 

GRACE (5) GODDARD married Jasper Stone (see page 
44). Their daughter 

EUNICE (6) STONE married Jonathan Nelson (see page 
31). Tlieir daughter 

ELIZABETH (7) NELSON married William Ward Parker 
(see page 27). Their daughter 


SoOiCoL Wi 


1 1 

CO OLID GE^ Continued, 

CAROLINE (8) AMELIA PARKER married Winchester 
Britton, whose children arc 9th in descent. 


JOHN (x) (for complete record see page 36) was an early 8ATa««. 
settler of Ipswich. 
Freeman, May 13, 1640. 
Representative to the General Court, 1640, 1641, 1642, 1646, 

1650, 1653. 
Clerk of the Writs, 1642. 
Deacon, or Ruling Elder, or both. 
First wife was Sarah ^ who died June 14, 1658. He 

died June 30, 1669, or 1670. Their daughter 

MARY (2) married Simon (2) Stone (see page 42). Their 

SUSANNA (3) STONE married, 1697, Edward Goddard 
(see page 45). Edward died February 9, 1754^ and 
Susanna February 4, 1754, both during the Great Sickness. 
Their son 

BENJAMIN (4) GODDARD married Grace Fiske (see page 
49). Their daughter 

GRACE (5) GODDARD (see page 46) married Jasper Stone 
(see page 44) and had 

EUNICE (6) STONE, who married Jonathan Nelson (see 
page 31). Their daughter 

ELIZABETH (7) NELSON married WUliam Ward Parker 
(see page ttj). Their daughter 

CAROLINE (8) AMELIA PARKER married Winchester 
Britton, whose children arc 9th in descent 



Fluke iicnealory. 

Herald's VlsltaUoaa 



The family of Fiskc was for a long time in Q>unty Suf- 
folk, England. In the year 1208 we find the name of Daniel 
Fisc, of Larllcid, appended to a document confirming a grant 
of land to the men of Larficld. 

SYMOND (r) FISKE, lord of the manor of Slailhangh, 
held lands in Lariield and was probably grandson of Daniel. 
He bore for his arms, Cieques, argent et gules, upon a pale, 
sable, three mullets pierced or, motto, /'Made virtu te sic 
itur ad astra'* (Virgil's iBneid, 9th book, lines 640,641). 
These arms were confirmed by the Herald's College, Will- 
iam Segar, Garter King of Arms, 1633. Lord Symond 
Fiske lived in tlie reigns of Henry IV. and VI., 1399 to 
1422. He married Susanna Smyth, who died, and he mar- 
ried, second, Katherine . Symond died in February, 
1463-4, and his will was proved at Norwich. His son 

WILLIAM (2) was bom at Stadhaugh and married Joan 
Lynne, of County Norfolk. Lived in the reigns of Henry 
VI., Edward IV., Richard III., and Henry VIL He died 
before his wife, for her will was proved as a widow, Febru- 
ary 28, 1503. Their son 

SIMON (3) was bom at Larfield and married Elizabeth 

. She died at Halesworth, June, 1558. He resided 

in Larfield and died in June, 1538. Their son 

SIMON (4), bora at Larfield, married . Their son 

ROBERT (s), bora at Stadhaugh, circa 1525, married Mrs. 
Sybil (Gould) Barber. For some time he was of the Parish 
of St. James, South Elmliam. Sybil was in great danger in 
the time of the religious troubles in 2353-58, as was her 
sister Isabella, who was confined in the Castle of Norwich, 
and only escaped through the power of her brothers, who 
were men of influence in the county. Robert fled for re- 
ligion's sake to Geneva in die days of Queen Mary, but 
returned and died at St. James. His will was proved July 
28, 1600. Their son 

WILLIAM (6), bom 1566, married Anne Anstye, daugliter of 
Walter, of Tibbcnham, Long Row, Norfolk. She died, and 

he married, second, Alice . William is described as of 

St. James in South Elmham and it is said that he fled to 


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FISKE^ Continticd. 

Geneva witli his father for religion's sake. ''He had the 
livery of the manor and advowson of Hekingham, in Nor- 
folk, lately l)clonpng to Robert Fiske, his father.". He 
iliici, 1623* in Ditchingiiani» Norfolk. Their son 

NATHANIEL (7) bom in South EUnham, married Mrs. 
Alice (I fend) l«cman« Residence, Weybred. Their son 

NATHANIEL (8), bom at Weybred, married Dorothy, 
daughter of John Symonds, of Wendham. There is a 
tradition in the family that he died on the voyage to New 
England. Residence, Weybred. Their son 

NATHAN (9), bom in England, married Susanna . 

He was bom about 1615. Settled in Watertown as early 
as 1642, but his name does not i^pear in the list of pro- 
prietors for tliat year. 
Admitted Freeman, May 10, 1643. 
Selectman, 1673. Died June 21, 1676. His son 

NATHAN (10), bom October 17, 1642, married Eliaabeth 
Fry. She died May 15, 1696. He died October 11, 1694. 
Called Lieutenant Their son 

NATHAN (11), bom January 3, 1672, married Sarah 
Coolidge (see page 46), daughter of Ensign John Coolidge, 
of Watertown, October 14, 1696. She was bom drca 
1678; died November oy, 1723. He was bom at Water- 

Representative, 1727, 1728, 1729, 1732. 
Selectman, 171 1, 1714, 1717, 1719, 1720, 1722, 1723, 1724, 

1726, 1727. 
Town Treasurer, 1720, 1722, 1723. 
Town Clerk, 1724, 1728, 1739. 
Elected Deacon as early as 1717. He died January 26^ 

1741, much confided in by his fellow-townsmen. Their 


GRACE (12), bom May 19 1714, married, September 25, 
I733# Benjamin Goddard (see page 43), of Shrewsbury. 
She died in Hopkinton October 28, 1803. He was bom 
August 15, 1704; died January 28, 1754, esteemed for his 
usefulness and piety. Their daughter 

County Raeordii. 



FISJCE— Continued. 

GRACE (13) GODDARD married Jasper Stone (sec page 
44). She was bom January i, 1736^ Their daughter 

EUNICE (14) STONE married, March 8, 1798, C^tain 
Jonathan Nelson (see page 31). Their daughter 

EUZABETH (15) NELSON, bom March 12, 1799, mar- 
ried, first, Nahum Eager and, second, William Ward 
Plrker (see page 27). Their daughter 

CAROLINE (16) AMELIA PARKER married Winchester 
Britton, whose children are 17th in descent