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Glover Memorials and Genealogies. 



A^N ACCOUNT 



JOHN GLOVER OF DORCHESTER 



AND HIS DESCENDANTS. 



A BRIEF SKETCH OF SOME OF THE GLOVERS 



WHO FIRST SETTLED IN 



NEW JERSEY, VIRGINIA, AND OTHER PLACES. 



By anna glover 



BOSTON: 

DAVID CLAPP & SON, PRINTER! 
1867. 



Entered, according to Act of Congress, in the year 1867, by 

ANNA GLOVER, 

In the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the United States for the District of 

Massachusetts. 



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TO THE MEMORY OF 
HORATIO NELSON GLOVER, Esq 

DECEASED, OP QUINCY, 



^ MEMORLAJiS 



ARE MOST GRATEFULLY AND RESPECTFULLY INSCRIBED 



THE AUTHOR. 




He heareth Sable, a Chevron Ermine, between three Crescents, Argent. 



This patent was granted by William Camden, 

April 3, 1604, and descends to the 

name and family of Glover. 



The above Coat of Arms, with the accompanying inscription, corresponds witli those 
referred to on pages 14, 15 and 41. It was taken from one obtained of a London Herald 
hy Capt. Russell Glover, and is now in the possession of John J. Glovex-, Esq., of Quiucy. 



PBEFACE. 



In oiFering these Memorials of the precedmg generations 
of the name and family of Glover, the writer gratefully 
acknowledges the kind words of encouragement received 
from many individuals in each branch of the families con- 
tained in the work, as also the ready response to her call for 
ancient original documents and private records. In addition 
to such sources of information, an extensive correspondence 
has been the means of gathermg in much valuable and 
rehable information. Letters have been addressed to every 
person bearing the name of Glover, not only in New England 
but the United States, whose records and history coidd not be 
otherwise obtained. More than one thousand letters have 
been sent to such persons, and to others from whom there 
appeared to be any chance of gleaning information. To 
those who have responded promptly, the most grateful ac- 
knowledgments are here tendered. In some few instances 
inquhies have remamed imanswered ; and in others, where 
another name was borne although of Glover descent, an 
indifference has been made apparent by the doubtful character 
of the reply. The best has been made of it, however, and if 
such should chance to see an error in the arrangement of 
then- names or a discrepancy of dates, they must impute it 
to the deficiency of their own communications, for no expense 
or labor has been spared in the endeavor to obtain the cor- 
rect dates and facts in every case. It is earnestly hoped that 



PREFACE. 



those who may discover errors or omissions, will be kind 
enough to make them known to the author. 

There have been found to be six original progenitors or 
American ancestors of the name of Glover — four only of 
whom are here Memorialized. Of Charles Glover, of Salem 
and Gloucester in 1632, and subsequently of Southold, Long 
Island, N. Y., and of Henry Glover, who settled early in New 
Haven, Ct., there has been a large amount of information 
gathered and their descendants traced as far as practicable ; 
but they could not be noticed in this volume, without too 
much increasing its size. 

A. G. 



Stoughton, June, 1867. 



CONTENTS. 



PART I. 



Page 

Glovers of England 1 

First Generation in New England. 

Mr. John Glover, of Rainhill Parish, Lancashire, England, and of 

Dorchester and Boston in New England, and his five sons ... 39 

Second Generation. 
I. Mr. Thomas Glover, of Dorchester, N. E., and London, Eng., and 

his Descendants , . , . 81 

n. Mr. Habackuk Glover, of Boston, and his Descendants ... 99 

ni. Mr. John Glover, of Dorchester and Boston . . . . . 149 

rV. Mr. Nathaniel Glover, of Dorchester, and his Descendants . . 162 

V. Mr. Pelatl4h Glover, of Dorchester and Springfield, and Descendants 453 

Descendants of the First Son, Mr. Thomas Glover. 

Third Generation 82 

Fourth Generation 82 

Descendants of the Second Son, Mr. Habackuk Glover. 

Third Generation 104 

Fourth Generation 112 

Fifth Generation ". 129 

Sixth Generation 135 

Seventh Generation 138 

Eighth Generation 143 

Ninth Generation 147 

Descend.vnts of the Fourth Son, Mr. Nathaniel Glover. 

Third Generation 176 

Fourth Generation 218 

Fifth Generation 257 

Sixth Generation 299 

Seventh Generation 344 

Eighth Generation 400 

Ninth Generation 442 

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Vm. CONTENTS. 

Descendants or. the Fifth Son, Rev. Pelatiah Glover. 

Third Generation 

Fourth Generation 

Fifth Generation 

Sixth Generation 

Seventh Generation 

Eighth Generation 



PART II. 



Henry Glover, of Rainhill, England, and Dedham and Medfield in New 

England, and his Descendants 

Second Generation 

Third Generation 

Fourth Generation 

Fifth Generation 

Sixth Generation 

.Seventh Generation . 

Eighth Generation 

Supposed Branch from Henry Glover 



The New Jersey Glovers 

Mr. Ralph Glover, of England, and Dorchester and WatertoAvn in New 
England 

Rev. Joseph Glover, of Sutton, England, and his Descendants in Cambridge, 
New England 

Richard Glover, of England and Virginia 

North and South Carolina Glovers 

Additions and Corrections 

College Graduates 

Soldiers of the Name of Glover 

Index to Christian Names of Glover 

Index to Surnames 

Index to Wills and other Documents 



EXPLANATION. 



In order to render the work as plain as possible and avoid elaborate 
numbering, as a means of designating the places of each individual 
member of so large a family, the plan kindly suggested by a distin- 
guished genealogist has been adopted, and the sign of addition (-{-) 
placed before each name designed to be noticed in the succeeding 
generation. This rule has been followed as far as practicable. In a 
few instances, however, the sign will be found placed before a name 
which does not appear in the next generation, on account of a defi- 
ciency in the additional facts obtained, as in the following numbers : — 
Nos. 67 and 68, on page 252 ; lU and 111, on p. 273 ; 227, on p. 285 ; 
413, on p. 306 ; 601, on p. 323 ; 731, on p. 336 ; 846, on p. 346 ; and 
113, on p. 522. The numbers before which the sign was omitted, and 
which were intended to be again noticed and have been carried for- 
ward to their proper places in the next generation, are as follows : — 
No. 97, on page 255, is carried forward to p. 298 ; 200 and 201, p. 
280, to pp. 332 and 333 ; 204, p. 281, to p. 333; 358, p. 300, to p. 
346 ; 451, 452 and 453, p. 310, to p. 362 ; 587, p. 382, to p. 370 ; 600 
and 602, p. 323, to pp. 370 and 371 ; 1040, p. 363, to p. 420 ; 1060, 
p. 364, to p. 423 ; 1061 and 1063, p. 365, to p. 423 ; 1234, p. 383, to p. 
433 ; 1284, p. 383, to p. 433 ; 1294, p. 387, to p. 434 ; 1305 and 1306, 
p. 388, to p. 435 ; 1361 and 1364, p. 396, to p. 437. An error on page 
301, No. (123), and carried forward to page 347, may be found cor- 
rected on page 582, under the head of Additions and Corrections. No. 
1393, on page 398, was received too late to be carried forward to its 
proper place in the next generation, and is inserted among the Addi- 
tions and Corrections. On page 402, No. 835, the account of the 
children was received too late to be inserted in the proper place, and 
is placed among the Additions and Corrections. On page 408, is an 
erroneous communication in relation to the children of No. 888, which 
is corrected among the Additions and Corrections. Also No, 83, of 
Part XL, may be found noticed there. 

Very few abbreviations have been used : — the letter b. for born, m. 
for married, d. for died, unra. for unmarried, comprising nearly alL 



PART I. 



GLOVERS OF ENGLAND. 
HON. JOHN GLOVER AND HIS DESCENDANTS. 



MEMORIALS AND GENEALOGIES. 



THE GLOVERS OF ENGLAND. 



Glover is an ancient name in England, and from what has been^ 
gathered of its origin, is indisputably Saxon. In some of the old' 
est counties, as Warwickshire and Kent, it was, at a very ancient 
date, written Golofre — - then Glove, and in the middle of the four- 
teenth century it was written as it now is. Glover. It has under- 
gone no change since, excepting that some of the earliest settlers of 
New England occasionally wrote it with a u, instead of a v, as may 
be sometimes seen in the oldest documents, viz., Glouer; although 
there is no record of the name being spelled in that way in England 
at any time. It was a corruption, which soon went into disuse, and 
the name written Glover again, according to the English orthography, 
and has continued to be so written to the present day. 

Families of Glover, of the Christian names of William and John, 
were recorded in Buckinghamshire, Berkshire and Warwickshire, 
about the middle of the fourteenth century. To distinguish one 
family from another, it became necessary to have some rule estab- 
lished by which to preserve to their children the remembrance of 
their origin and race, and the titles to their estates. The Norman 
nobles first used surnames in England, to avoid confusion and the 
extinction of family origin — and surnames were taken by some from 
the places from which they came, from their office or their trades — 
and various other circumstances induced them to adopt some sur- 
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I MEMORIALS AND GENEALOGIES. 

name. The Saxon race who were living at that time under the rule 
of the Norman kings, soon found it not only convenient, but honora- 
ble, to adopt the same rule, and surnames became universal through- 
out the kingdom. To perpetuate the remembrance of their estates. 
William of Normandy, called the Conqueror, who invaded England 
in 1066, caused a survey to be made of his English kingdom, and 
a record kept of all the estates as they then were possessed and 
occupied, with the titles to them, and ordered that this record should 
be made in a book, called the Dooms-Day Book, and preserved in 
the Tower of London, to enable all persons who had a desire to 
know to whom these estates had once belonged, and other particu- 
lars in relation to them, by examining that record book, to obtain 
the desired information. 

Another rule or plan adopted by the. Norman Conqueror, was to 
appoint competent persons, to whom he gave the name of Heralds 
or Norroys, and send them throughout his English kingdom to collect 
and preserve the origin and pedigrees of all English, Saxon or Nor- 
man families. These visitations were made not long before his 
death, in A.D. 1087, and the records of all such families as then 
existed, with their rank and pedigrees, were ordered to be preserved 
in the Tower of London, and may be seen at the present time. 

These visitations were called '• Heralds' Visitations," and con- 
tinued to take place once in about thirty years, through all succeed- 
ing reigns, for a long period. 

The ofiice is referred to in the times of Edward I., H. and HI. 
The Norroys, or Kings of Arms, as Burke writes, were always at- 
tended throughout their circuit by a register, a draughtsman and 
proper attendants. 

Fuller, in his Worthies of England, written in the 15th century, 
gives an account of one of these Heralds' Visitations among the 
gentry and worthies of England, which occurred in the twelfth year 
of King Henry VI., as returned by the commissioners in A.D. 1433. 

Titles came into use about this time, which were very convenient 
in designating persons and classes, as a kind of dignity granted to 
the most worthy and enterprising. Master was one of the earliest 
in use for expressing Lordship, according to the definition given by 
writers on the science of language. In those times it was a title 
of honor and regard, but in the lapse of time has become so pro- 
miscuously applied to all classes and grades of people, that it has 



THE GLOVERS OF ENGLAND. 3 

long ceased to be a distinguishing title expressing Lordship, and 
other names have been and are at present used to express the same 
rank. It was at first Master, then modified to Mister, which was a 
title expressing worth, honor and probity. In the 16th and 17th 
centuries, the appellation or affix of Mr. to a surname expressed 
dignity and rank, distinguishing those to whose name it was applied, 
from the common classes. It was in those times very carefully used, 
and but few names, and those only of the distinguished class, were 
honored with the title. It has been stated by writers of the time 
of the early emigration to New England, that in a list of one hun- 
dred freemen, not more than four or five persons bore the appel- 
lation of Mr. 

Knighthood was a very ancient title. Certain qualities of mind 
and manner, certain courses of action which distinguished persons 
for bravery and honorable conduct, and brought them into favorable 
notice with their sovereigns, were rewarded with the appellation of 
Knight, and such individuals became a favored class. 

According to a survey made in the following counties, the name 
of Glover is recorded thus : 

Among the worthies of the County of Berkshire — Johannis Glo- 
ver, Sheriff in the 12th year of King Henry VI., A.D. 1433. 

Buckinghamshire — John Glover, of Kimball. 

Bedfordshire — ■ Gentry, Johannis Glover, and John Glover, 
Junior. 

Warwickshire — Robert Glover, of Monceter, Gentleman, mar- 
tyred at Coventry Sept. 20, 1555. 

Middlesex — William Glover, Sheriff in the time of Queen Eliza- 
beth, London, Middlesex, about 1588. 

Kent — Robert Glover, Somerset Herald, son of Thomas and 
Mildred, was born at Ashford, in this County. By the epitaph on 
his monument, he died not 46 years old, Anno 1588, and was 
buried without Cripplegate, London, St. Giles, on the south wall of 
the choir. 

The names of John, William, Robert, Thomas, Richard and Hen- 
ry, are among the earliest Christian names of Glover that have been 
noticed by writers. These names have been perpetuated, and have 
descended down like their estates, tln-ough many generations, both 
in Old and New England. 

1423. There was a William Glover, who lived in A.D. 1423 



* MEMORIALS AND GENEALOGIES. 

and is noticed thus : " Feoffment of a Burgage in the town of Strat- 
ford upon Avon, in the second year of King Henry VI. (1423), be- 
ing a conveyance of Land to William Glover and others." 

1469. William Glover, in Wiltshire, collected fifty shillings for 
the Charities of tliat Church during the week on which falls the 
nativity of St. John the Baptist. 

Of the John Glovers we have dates from English records as 
follows : 

1446. Mr. John Glover, incumbent at the Rectory of Sutton, in 
Surrey County, as early as 1454, resigned in 1466. Records from 
1416 lost, also from 1616 to 1628. 

1571. John Glover, Vicar of Docking, in Wiltshire, in 1571. 
After the death of John Glover, Stephen Ricliman succeeded to the 
vicarage. He was Master of Arts ; sometime one of the fellows of 
Magdalen College, and became vicar immediately after the death of 
John Glover, who died in 1571. 

1593. John Glover, page 236, Charities from County of Kent: 
<•' Mr. John Glover, of this Parish, gave by Will, five Shillings per 
Annum forever for the Poor, to be paid out of his Lands to the Sur- 
veyors for the time being, towards mending the highways of this 
Parish, which Lands are now in possession of Matthew Parker.'* 

1685. John Glover, at St. John's Church, Margate, County of 
Kent. This Church was one of three Chapels belonging to the 
Church of Minster, in the Island of Thanet, and very probably was 
begun to be built as early as the year A.D. 1050. It is situated on 
the open sea, at Margate, in Kent. 

A Memorial to John Glover, Gentleman, who died at London in 
1685, aged 56 years, born in 1629. He had a wife Susanna, whom 
he left a widow, according to the following inscription underneath 
his obit: 

"Mrs. Susanna Glover, his wife, Obiciit in 1713, aged 75 years " 
(born, therefore, in 1638). 

In the second volume of Stowe's Survey of London, not in Index, 
the following is found : 

" John Glover, Church Warden in 1701 — buried in St. James, 
Checkinwell, and Anne Glover his wife, buried also in 1689." 

1551-2. John Glover, a Patron, resigned Feb. 3, 1551-2, the 
Vicarage which is in the Deanery of Stoke. ^^ County of Surrey^'' 
vol. i. 



THE GLOVERS OF ENGLAND. 



ROBERT GLOVER, THE MARTYR. 

Robert Glover, who suffered martyrdom in September, 1555, no- 
ticed by Fuller in Ms Worthies, had brothers John, William and 
Thomas, and possessed estates in Monceter, Baxterly, and other 
places in the County of Warwickshire. 

John and Robert were married, William died unmarried. The 
name of John's wife was Agnes 5 the name of Robert's, Mary. 
Thomas left Warwickshire, and settled in Ashford, County of Kent, 
according to the testimony of some — and undoubtedly it is correct. 
His Coat of Arms refers him back to Warwickshire. Robert, the 
Somerset Herald, was probably nephew to the Martyr. Robert the 
Martyr had several children, the names of but two of whom have been 
given : Hugh, whom he named, it is said, from Hugh Latimer, who 
was often a guest at the house of his brother John Glover ; and 
Edward, who succeeded, in the reign of Elizabeth, to the Baxterly 
estate. 

We find the following in " Fox's Acts and Monuments," at pages 
814, 817 and 819: 

" The persecution of Mr. Robert Glover'^ and his two brothers John and 
William Glover, in September, 1555. 

"To this month pertains the memorable Martyrdom of Glover, 
Gentleman, in the Diocese of Litchfield and Coventry, in Warwick- 
shire County, England. 

" I must intermix with his history some mention of his brother 
John Glover, for whom this commission was chiefly sent down ; and 
not for Robert, although it pleased Almighty God that John escap- 
ed, and Robert was apprehended instead. I thought therefore in 
one history to comprehend them both together in describing some 
part of their virtuous lives. 

" And, first, to begin with John Glover, the Eldest brother, being 
a Gentleman and heir to his father in the Town of Monceter, lie was 
endowed with fair possessions of Worldly Goods. But yet was 
much more enriched with God's Heavenly Grace and inward Vir- 

* A detailed account of the sufferings of the Martyrs Glover and Lewis has been wi-ittcn 
by Rev. Benjamin RicMngs, Vicar, incumbent of Monceter, to which the inquirer who de- 
sires more copious details, is referred. 

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b MEMORIALS AND GENEALOGIES. 

tues. Which Grace of God so working in him he with his other 
brothers William and Robert not only received and embraced the 
happy light of Gods Holy Gospel, but also zealously professed and no 
less diligently in their living and conversation followed the same. 
Who though he suffered sharp temptations, yet the Lord Graciously 
preserved him all the While, and not only at last did rid him out of 
all discomfort, but also framed thereby to such mortification of Life 
in that his conversation was in Heaven, and being dead to this 
World, he in Word and meditation led a life altogether Heavenly ; 
Abhorring in his mind all profane doings. Neither was his talk 
different from his life ; never using any vile or vain language. The 
most part of his lands he distributed among his brethren, and com- 
mitted the rest to the arrangements of his servants and officers, by 
which he might the more quietly give himself to his Godly study, as 
to a continual Sabbath rest. 

" This was about the latter part of King Henry Eighth's Reign, 
and continued a great part of the time of King Edward Sixth.* 

" After this, in the persecuting days of Queen Mary, As soon as 
the Bishop of Coventry heard of the fame of this Mr. John Glover, 
he wrote his letters to the Mayor and Officers to apprehend him. 
But it chanced otherwise by Gods Holy Providence, disposing all 
things after His Holy and own secret pleasure, Who seeing His old 
and trustworthy Servant, so many years broken with many torments ; 
would in no wise heap too many sorrows upon one poor sheep ; 
neither would commit him to the flames of fire, who had been alrea- 
dy scorched with the sharp fires of inward Affliction and had sus- 
tained so many burning darts and conflicts of Satan. 

" God therefore of his Divine Providence Graciously provided 
his brother Robert Glover, being both stronger of Body and also 
better furnished with the helps of Learning to answer the Adversa- 
ries (this Robert being a Master of Arts in Cambridge), should sus- 
tain that conflict. 



* " Edward VI. was taken to his rest, and his sister Maiy— ahas, Bloodj- Mary— ascended 
the Throne as Queen of England in Anno Domini 1553. The sj'stem of persecution which 
she put in force was the most awful exhibition of cruelty and of cold and delibci-atc blood- 
guiltiness that the records of our race presents to us. There may have been at other times 
and in other lands persecution as ten-iblc and Ijloody ; but this continued through the whole 
five years of her Reign. The Loftiest in the Land were its Maityrs, and a "Woman was its 
perpetrator." 

Fox's Acts and Monuments, Editor's Preface, p. 3. 



THE GLOVERS OF ENGLAND. T 

" As soon as the Mayor of Coventry had received the Bishop's 
Letter for the apprehending of John Glover, he sent forthwith pri- 
vate word to John to convey himself away, who with his brother 
William was not so soon departed out of his house ; but yet in the 
sight of the Sheriff, the Searchers came and rushed in to take him 
according to the Bishop's Command. But when John could not be 
found, one of the ofl&cers, going into an Upper chamber, found Rob- 
ert* there lying ill on his bed and sick of a severe disease, who was 
immediately brought before the Sheriff. The Sheriff would fain have 
dismissed him, and did what he could, saying he was not the Man 
for whom they were sent; yet nevertheless the Officers contending 
with him to have him stayed until the Bishop's coming, he was con- 
strained to carry him away against his Will." 

We shall now give some account of the history of Robert Glover. 
From a narration which was sent to his wife, in his own hand writ- 
ing, we give extracts as follows : 

" To my Entirely beloved Wife, Mary Glover. 

" The peace of Conscience which passeth all understanding, tho 
sweet consolation, comfort, strength and boldness of the Holy Ghost, 
be continually increased in our heart, through a fervent, earnest and 
steadfast faith in our most dear and only Saviour Jesus Christ. I 
thank you most heartily, my most loving Wife, for your letters sent 
to me in my imprisonment. I read them with tears more than once 
or twice : With tears, I say, for Joy and gladness that God had 
wrought in you so merciful a Work. First, an unfeigned repent- 
ance; secondly, an humble and hearty reconciliation; thirdly, a 
Willing submission and Obedience to the Will of God in all things, 
which, when I read your letters and judged them to proceed from 
the bottom of your heart, I could not but be thankful to God, rejoic- 
ing with tears for you ; and these his great mercies poured upon 
you. These your letters and the hearing of your most Godly pro- 
ceedings and constant doings from time to time much relieved and 
comforted me at all times, and shall be a goodly Testimony with 
you at the Great Day against many worldly and dainty Dames who 
set more by their own pleasure and pelf in this world than by God's 
Glory, little regarding the everlasting health of their own souls or 

* A younger brother. 



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of others. My prayer shall be while in this world that God, who 
of his great mercy hath begun this good work in you, will finish it 
to the Glory of His name, and by the Mighty power and inspiration 
of His Holy Spirit so strengthen, establish and confirm you in all 
his ways, to the end that we may together show forth his praises in 
the World to Come to our unspeakable consolation everlastingly. 
Amen. So long as God shall lend you a continuance in this misera- 
ble World, above all things, give yourself Continually to prayer, 
lifting up, as St. Paul says, clean and pure hearts and hands, without 
anger, wrath, or doubting, forgiving, as he saith also, if you have 
any thing against any Man, as Christ forgiveth us. 

" If I would have given place to Worldly reasons, these might 
have moved me. First, the foregoing of you ; and the consideration 
of the state of my children, being yet of tender age ; apt and in- 
clinable to Virtue and Learning, and so haveing the more need of my 
assistance — being not altogether destitute of gifts to help them — 
possessions also above the common sort of Men. Because I was 
never called to be a Minister or Preacher, and because my sickness, 
fear of death in imprisonment before I should come to my answers 
to the Bishop; and so my death to be unprofitable. But these 
things and such like, I thank my Heavenly Father, which of his In- 
finite mercy inspired me with his Holy Spirit for his Son's sake, My 
only Saviour and Redeemer, prevailed not in me." 

The letter closes ; and then follows, viz. : — "In the same fire with 
Robert Glover was burned Cornelius Bungy of Coventry, and Wil- 
liam Wolsey and Robert Pigot of the Isle of Ely, about the 20th 
of September, 1555." 



JOHN AND WILLIAM GLOVER. 

An account of John and William Glover is given in the same 
work as follows ; 

" After the Martyrdom of Robert Glover, John Glover, the eldest 
brother, seeing his brother apprehended for him, had little joy of 
his life, and would gladly have put himself in his brother's stead if 
friends had not otherwise persuaded him. About the latter end of 
Queen Mary's Reign there was a new search made for him. The 
Sheriffs with their under Officers being sent to seek John Glover, 



THE GLOVERS OP ENGLAND. l) 

came into the house where he and his wife were. It chanced as he 
was in the Chamber by himself the Officers bursting into the house 
and searching other rooms came to the chamber door where he, 
holding the latch, softly with his hand, perceived and heard tlie Offi- 
cers bustling about the door, amongst whom one of the Officers, 
having the string in his hand, was ready to draw and pluck at tho 
door. In the mean time another coming whose voice he heard and 
knew, bade them come away, saying that they had been there before, 
upon which they went to search other corners of the house, wher(^ 
they found Agnes Glover his wife, who being taken to Litchfield and 
there examined before the Bishop, at length after much ado was con- 
strained to give place to their tyranny. John Glover in the mean 
time, partly for care of his wife and partly from cold taken in the 
woods where he lay hid, had an ague, and not long after gave up his 
life which the cruel Papists had so long sought for. Thus by the 
protection of Almighty God, John Glover was delivered and defend- 
ed from the hand of his persecuting enemies during all the time of 
his life. Now what befel him after his death, both to him and to 
William his brother, is not unworthy to be remembered. After he 
was dead and buried in the Church-yard without Priest or Clerk, 
Doctor Dracot, then the Chancellor, Six weeks after sent for the 
Parson of the Town and demanded how it chanced that he was 
there buried ; The Parson answered that he was then sick and knew 
not of it. Then the Chancellor commanded the Parson to go home 
and to cause the body of John Glover to be taken up and to be cast 
over the Wall into the Highway. The Parson answered that he bad 
been six weeks in the Earth, and so smelled that none was able to 
abide the stench of him. Well, said Dr. Dracot, then take this bill 
and pronounce him in the pulpit a damned soul, and a twelve month 
after (for then the flesh will be consumed) take up his bones and 
cast them over the Wall, that the horses and carts may tread upon 
them, and then I will come again and hallow that place in the Church 
Yard. Similar usage was practised upon the body of William, the 
Third brother, whom after it had pleased Almighty God about the 
same season to call him out of this vale of misery, the good disposed 
people of the Town of Wem in Shropshire where he died, brought 
the body into the Parish Church, intending there to have it buried, 
but one Bernard being the Curate of the Church, to stop the bmnal 
rode to the Bishop, to have his advise. The body in the mean time 



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lay there two whole days and one night ; when Bernard the Curate 
comes with the Bishop's Letter, of which we here have a copy word 
for word : — 

" ' Understanding that one Glover a heretic is dead in the Parish 
of Wem, which Glover hath for all the time of my being in this 
Country been known for a rebel against our Holy Faith and Reli- 
gion, a contemner of the Holy Sacrament and Ceremonies used in 
the Holy Church; — and hath separated himself from the Holy 
Communion of all good Christian men and never requested to be 
reconciled to Our Mother Holy Church, nor in his last days did call 
for his Ghostly Father, but died without all those Rites belonging 
to a Christian Man, I thought it good not only to command the Cu- 
rate of Worn that he should not be buried with a Christian burial, 
but also will and command all the Parish of Wem that no man pro- 
cure, help, nor speak to have him buried in Holy Ground. But do 
charge and command the Church Warden of Wem in special and 
all the Parish of the same, that they assist the said Church Curate 
in defending and rendering and procuring, that he be not buried 
either in the Church or within the limits of the Church Yard. I 
charge those that brought the body to this place to carry it away 
again, and that at their Charge as they will answer at their peril. 
" ' At Ecclish, this 6 day of September, 1555. 
*■' By your Ordinary Rudulph, Coventry and Litchfield.' 

■" It fell out that those who brought the corps thither were at their 
own charges to carry it back again. But as the body was corrupt- 
ed and smelt so strongly that no man could come near it, they were 
forced to draw it with horses into a broomfield and there he was i 
buried." 

Something more about John Glover is gathered from the History 
of Warwickshire, Vol. 3, page 1054. 

" Baxtcrhj in Warwicli shire. 
" Within this Moiety is a fair Mansion call Baxtcrly Hall, built 
in King Edward 6th's time by John Glover, then a retainer to Lord 
Ferrers, as may appear by the Arms and Badges carved upon the 
timber work (but formerly attached to the Abbots of Heresdale, 
as by tradition I have heard), unto Whose house did that famous 
asserter of the Protestant Faith, Hugh Latimer, Sometime Bishop of I 

I 

! 

i 



THE GLOVERS OP ENGLAND. 11 

Worcester, resort. Whose Ghostly instructions so well grounded Rob- 
ert Glover, brother to tlie said John, that rather than that he would 
recede from them he chose to lay down his life, being burnt at Co- 
ventry in the 5th or 6th of Philip and Mary, as Mr. Fox in his Cata- 
logue of Martyrs has deduced. Which Robert had issue Hugh 
Glover, who inherited these Lands as Cousin and heir to his Uncle 
John Glover, in whose line they continued until John Glover, de- 
scendant of said Hugh Glover, by deed dated 22 July, 1704, sold 
the same to Thomas Strong, Esq., who by Sarah his wife, one of the 

daughters of Lovisagod Gregory of Hall in this County, Esq., 

hath Issue one son now living (1788), and one daughter named 
Lucy." 

Page 1063. " Hurley Manor, Edward Glover, of Baxterly. Maria, 
wife of Edward Glover of Baxterly in Warwickshire, was daughter 
of Thomas Willington and Alicia, who were married in 1599." 

John Glover, of Barcester, in Warwickshire. A notice of John 
Glover occurs on page 1076 of " History of the County of War- 
wickshire," which reaches further back than the time of Robert the 
Martyr. He may have been the father of Robert. 

"William Harper, Nicholas Rowley and Thomas Arblaster, ot 
Langdon, County of Staifordshire, Esquires, were in the 10th Year 
of Henry Sixth of England (1432), joyntly possessed of the manor 
of Monceter. Thomas Harper, the last of that name, sold his share 
to John Glover of Baxterly, in whose line it still continues now at 
this writing (1788), the manor house being a part of it." 

"Robert Glover, martyred in September 20, 1555, wife Mary and 
several children ; one named Hugh, another Edward. John Glover, 
his brother, of Monceter, wife Agnes, children. John was the elder 
brother; was arrested, escaped, and died of disease in 1555. 

" William, another brother, met with similar usage ; he escaped 
to Wem in Shropshire, and died there." 

Thomas, of Coventry in Warwickshire and of Ashford in Kent, 
may have been a brother of the above martyrs ; he was father ot 
Robert the Antiquary. The conjecture is not improbable, as after the 
death of Queen Mary, who was succeeded by Elizabeth, times were 
changed in relation to those families whom she persecuted on ac- 
count of their absolving themselves from the Catholic religion. 
Elizabeth's reign commenced in 1558, and those families which had 
been so persecuted by her predecessor, were treated by her with marks 



12 MEMORIALS AND GENEALOGIES. 

of especial favor. Where estates had been confiscated by Mary, 
they were restored to them or their children by Elizabeth, as in the 
case of the Glovers of WarAvickshire. 

Frequent instances are on record at the present time, by which 
it appears that many of the name have continued to enjoy the power 
and patronage of their Sovereigns — both Kings and Queens — one 
of which may find a place here. 

Among the members of the Camden Society in London, for the 
year 1838-9, and previous years, are mentioned Ambrose Glover, 
Esq., F. S. A. ; John Hurlburt Glover, Esq., F. S. A., Librarian to 
Her Majesty Queen Victoria."^ 

" Lancashire Visitations. Robert Glover, Somerset Herald. In 
the time of Queen Elizabeth, 1567, William Flowers, Norroy. The 
celebrated Robert Glover, Somerset Herald, accompanied his Father- 
in-law Flower in his Lancashire Visitations in 1567. The Rare 
Manuscripts were in the liand writing of the celebrated Glover, very 
neatly written, and marked L. 2086." 

" List of Heralds appointed in the happy days of Queen Elizabeth, 
as set down in Burke's General Armory: — John Cooke of Lancas- 
ter, Robert Cooke of Chester, William Flower of Chester, William 
Colbarne of York, Ralph Langman of York, Richard Turpyn of 
Camden, and Robert Glover, who died in 1588. In the time of his 
being Herald he was employed to carry the Garter to the Emperor 
Maximilian, and afterwards was joined an Ambassador to the Earl 
of Shrewsbury to carry the Garter to Henry 4th, King of France." 

Fuller, in giving an account of the distinguished writers of that 
time, 1588, speaks thus of him: 

" Robert Glover, son to Thomas and Mildred, was born at Ash- 
ford, in Kent. He addicted himself to the study of Heraldry, and 
in the reward of his pains was made first a Pursuivant Port-Cullis 
and then Somerset Herald. When the Earl of Derby was sent into 
France to carry the Garter to King Henry Third of France, Mr. 

« There arc living at the present time in Coventry, in the County of Warwickshire, several 
families of the name of Glover, as shown in the Post Office Directory of 1859. The bound- 
aries given of the County of Warwickshire may assist in directing the reader to the part of 
England whence many of the name originated. Warwickshire is bounded on the North- 
west by Stalfordshire, on the Northeast l)y Leicestershire, on the Southeast by Oxfordshire, 
on the East by Northamptonshire, on the Southwest l)y Gloucestershire, and on the West 
by Worcestershire. The London and Bimiingham Railway passes through it. Its chief 
city is Coventry. 



THE GLOVERS OP ENGLAND. 13 

Glover attended the Embassage, and was, as he deserved, well re- 
warded for his pains. He by himself began in Latin a book called 
the Catalogue of Honour of our English Nobility, with their Arms 
and Mottoes. It being the first book of the kind, he therein travel- 
led untrodden paths, and therefore no wonder who since succeeded 
him found a nearer way and exceeded him in acuteness therein. Be- 
ing old rather in experience than years, he died not Forty six years 
old, Anno 1588, and lieth buried under a comely Monument in 
Saint Giles, without Cripplegate, London, on the south wall of the 
Church Choir. Let Mr. Camden's commendation pass for his 
Epitaph." 

Stowe, in his *' Survey of London," speaks thus of him (not in 
index) : — 

" The Skilful Robert Glover, Somerset Herald, a man of as good 
wit and great reading, so of infinite industry. He began the book 
called the Catalogue of Honour, in Latin (but finished by Thomas 
Milles, his kinsman), wherein he undertook to clear the descent of 
Royal Pedigrees of our Kings and Queens. He had an abundance 
of Rolls and Pedigrees and Ancient Writings of Heraldry, which he 
had gathered for his use, besides vast collections made by his 
own hands and travel, touching the Arms and Visitations of Twenty- 
four Shires, and Miscellaneous matters, all written by himself." 

'' Camden mentions him oft with honor, and acknowledges he had 
made much use of him in making out Genealogies. 

"Glover also communicated to Dr. David Powell a copy of the 
History of Cambria, Translated by H. Lloyd. 

" He was thus useful in prosecuting the knowledge of the Ancient 
Britons, and would have been much more had he not been taken 
away so early, being at his death but Forty five years old. In the 
Parish Church of Cripplegate, where he lies jjuried, is a fair monu- 
ment got up to his memory, with an inscription in Latin." 

The following notice from Chalmers appears to refer to this Robert 
Glover : — 

" Thomas Glover, a Herald and Heraldic Writer, was the son of 
Thomas Glover of Ashford, in Kent, the place of his Nativity. He 
was first made Portcullis pursuivant, and afterwards, hi 1571, Som- 
erset Herald. 

"Queen Elizabeth permitted him to travel abroad for improve- 
ment, and in 1582 he attended Lord Willoughby, with the order of 
3 



14 



MEMOEIALS AND GENEALOGIES. 



the Garter, to Frederic II. of Denmark. He waited as Clarencieux 
to the Earl of Derby, with that Order to the King of France. 

" No one was a greater ornament to the College than this Gen. 
tleman. The Suavity of his manners was equal to his integrity and 
skill. He was a most excellent and very learned man, with a know- 
ledge in his profession which has never been surpassed or exceeded, 
perhaps has never been paralleled. To this the best writers of his 
own and recent times bear testimony. He left two treatises — de 
Nobilitate Politica vel Civili, and a Catalogue of Honour, both of 
which were published after his death by Ms nephew Thomas Milles, 
the former in 1608, the latter in 1610 — both folio — to revive the 
name and memory of his deceased uncle and friend, whose private 
studies for the public good deserved a remembrance beyond the for- 
getfulness of time. His Answer to the Bishop of Rose's book, in which 
Mary Queen of Scots' claim to the Crown was asserted, was never 
published. He made great collections of what had been written by 
preceding Heralds, and left his own labors relative to Ai^ms and 
Visitations of Twenty-four Counties, and miscellaneous matters be- 
longing to this science, all written by himself. He assisted Camden 
in his Pedigrees for his Britannia — communicated to Dr. David 
Powell a copy of the History of Cambria, translated by H. Lloyd — 
made a collection of inscriptions upon the funeral monuments in 
Kent — drew up a most curious survey of Herewood Castle in York- 
shire, in 1584 — and his Catalogue of Northern Gentry, whose sur- 
names ended in son. He died in London, says Stowe, April 14, 
others say 10, Anno Dom. 1588, aged only 45 years, and was buried 
in St. Giles Churchyard, Cripplegate. His loss was severely felt by 
all our lovers of English Antiquity. His Ordinary of Arms was 
augmented by Edmonson, who published it in his first volume of 
his Body of Heraldry." 

Extract from Edmonson : " Glover, London, 1604, of Coventry, in 
Warwickshire, of Ashford, in Kent. 

" Sa, a Chevron Ermine between three Crescents arg. Crest a Cross- 
bow az. between two wings or. 

" Another Crest on a round Chapcau, sa turned up, or two wings 
expanded of the first, granted in 1577." 

From Burke's General Armory: "Glover, Norfolk, 1611, Rom- 
ney, Kent, London. Also borne by Robert Glover, Somerset Her- 
ald, time of Elizabeth. 



THE GLOVERS OF ENGLAND. 15 

''Sa, Chevron Ermine between tlii-ee Crescents argent. Crest an 
Eagle az. charged, or, with tlu-ee spots of Erminites. Another Crest 
a dragon." 

" Glover, London, 1604, Ashford, Co. of Kent and Coventry, in 
Warwickshire, granted 4 March, 1577. Sa, Chev. Erm. bet. three 
Cres. ar. Crest a Crossbow az. bet. two wings expanded of the first." 

From Berry's Cyclopedia of Heraldry : " Glover, London. Sa, a 
Chev. Erm. between 3 Crescents argent. Granted to Thomas Glover, 
of London, in 1604." 

Another writer gives an account of the Somerset Herald, and gives 
him the Christian name of Thomas. In some places, where the name 
is Robert in the index, on looking at the page, as in the Gentleman's 
Magazine, the article in relation to him is under the name of Thomas. 
There is a mystery in this spionyme of names as applied to the Somer- 
set Herald by different writers, that has not yet been elucidated ; 
but the accounts are correctly transcribed by the different authorities. 

Hugh James Rose, D.D., Principal of Kings College, London, in 
his latest Heraldic Dictionary, writes thus : — Glover, Thomas. A 
Herald and heraldic writer, born in A.D. 1543, at Ashford in Kent. 
He was iirst made Portcullis, and afterwards, in 1571, Somerset 
Herald. Li 1582 he attended Lord Willoughby with the Order of 
the Garter to Frederick of Denmark. In 1584 he waited as 
Clarencieux to the Earl of Derby, with that Order to the King of 
France. He wrote de NohUitate vel CiviU, and a Catalogue of Hon- 
our, published by his nephew, Mr. Thomas Milles ; the former in 
1608, the latter in 1610, fol. His answer to the Bishop of Rose's 
book, in which Mary Queen of Scots' claim to the Crown of England 
was asserted, was never published. He assisted Lord Camden in 
making out his Pedigrees for his Britannia, and communicated to Dr. 
David Powell a copy of the History of Cambria, translated by H. 
Lloyd. He made a collection of the Inscriptions upon the Funeral 
Monuments in Kent; and in A.D. 1584 he drew up a History of 
Herewood, with a Survey of Herewood Castle in Yorkshire. He 
died in 1588. His Ordinary of Arms was augmented and improved 
by Edmonson, who published it in his first Body of Heraldry." 

The following references to Robert Glover are extracted from a 
work called the " Collectanea Topographica Genealogica." They re- 
late principally to the different families of whom Robert Glover 
assisted to make out pedigrees and genealogies. 



16 MEMORIALS AND GENEALOGIES. 

In Vol. vii., pages 256 and 320. Robert Glover: an account of 
assistance in tracing out the family of Willoughby, and the place 
where his collections were preserved. " N. B. Glover's Collections 
marked A contain Genealogical matter relative exclusively to the 
ancestors of Lord Willoughb}^, with a prefatory note in his hand- 
writing, deposited in the College of Arms." 

" In a Pedigree for Sir George Shirley, drawn out in 1583, by 
Eobert Glover, the most learned, Skilful Herald that ever lived." 
Other authorities are introduced, but are said " to weigh nothing 
against the authority of Glover." 

Page 258, Vol. vii.. Glover is referred to as getting a Pedigree of 
Robert De Spencer. 

On page 320, Robert Glover, Somerset Herald, is noticed as 
being the author of several manuscripts, which Chartrcs asserts are 
in his own hand-writing, contained in a volume in the College of 
Arms, and marked Philpot E. I., and were derived immediately from 
the Monument Room in Cobham Hall, with notices of the family of 
Brooke. 

In Vol. viii., page 299, the name of Glover may be found in a 
catalogue of " Whatsoever persons owning estates manorial or des- 
mesne, messuage, or mansions, within the County of Warwickshire, 
in the 20 year of Queen Elizabeth's Reign, being in the year A.D. 
1577." 

CRIPPLEGATE WARD. 

Tolerandum, Seperandum. 

Roberto Glovero, Alias Somerset, Teciali celeberrlmo ; Hcraldi- 
cae Scientite & veritatis antique?, vindici acerrimo ; Summam lau- 
dem et benevolentiam ob pra?clarum ingenium, peracre Judicium ex 
multa veterura scriptorum (labore Indefesso) perscrutatione ; ob mo- 
rum facilitatem, vittcque innocua? sauctimoniam apud omnes consecu- 
to; Avunculo chariflf (or ss). Thomas Milles Nepos, amoris hoc 
Monumentum mrjcrcns posuit. 

Robertus iste, natus Ashfordia; Cantii emporio, parentibus inge- 
nius, liberalitcr educatus, in multis apprime, versatus Heraldicie unice 
peritissimus evasit. Fratrem unicum Gulielmum ex Thomas & Mil- 
drcda?, pp. Sorores autcm 5 haljuit, ex Elizabetha Flower Conjuge, 
5 tantum, supersticcs rcliquit liboras, filios scilicet 3, filiasqu£e 2. 



THE GLOVERS OP ENGLAND. 17 

Tandem cum jam Patrise orbiq. post varia exantlata studia acmninis, 
peritise & diligentise stupendse gustum insignem praebero, atque Prin- 
cipi Sereniss. Suis meritis gratissimus esse ceperit, 10th April, 1588^ 
astat Suae 45 vitam erumnosam cum morte pie & placide in uno Chris- 
to commutavit. Idque omnium cum Doctissimorum, tum optimorum 
undiquse pro tanto literar pietatis & virtutis — alumno dolore ac ge- 
mium; utpote, Quem fata tantum terris ostendisse videantur, nec- 
amplius esse sinant. 

R. Gr. Moriens ut vixerat, vixit ut moriturus. 

TRANSLATION, BY W. S. LEACH. 
" Enduring, Hoping. 

" To Robert Glover, alias the Somerset Herald, celebrated as a 
powerful defender of the art of Heraldry and Antiquarian Truth. 
Prom a thorough examination of his old writings, a man of great 
honor and benignity, of a noble nature and indefatigable labor ; of 
easy manners, living honestly and uprightly before his successors. 

" This sad monument was erected by a loving Nephew, Thomas 
Milles, to his most beloved maternal uncle. 

" This Robert was born in Ashford, in Kent, a market town, of free 
parents, was liberally educated and became eminently learned in 
many things, but was particularly well versed and skilful in Heraldry. 
He had only one brother, William, from Thomas and Mildred, and 
also five sisters. He left five surviving children by his wife Elizabeth 
Flowers, viz., three sons and two daughters. Robert Glover dying 
as he had lived, lived as if he was about to die. His life closed with 
death, and he departed piously and calmly united in Christ." 

The following is another translation, procured from the Rev. T, 
Wilson ; 

^^ Abiding, Hoping. 
"To Robert Glover, alias, sometimes called Somerset Herald ; a 
most strenuous maintainer of Heraldic Knowledge and Antiquarian 
Lore ; a man of the highest worth and benignity, on account of his 
excellent ability and subtle judgment, derived from a thorough reading 
and searching with unwearied toil of many old writings ; in view of 
the courteousness of his manners, and in consequence of the probity 
3* 



18 MEMORIALS AND GENEALOGIES. 

of his blameless life before all; Thomas Milles, a Nephew sorrowfal 
erects this momiment of Love to his most beloved Maternal Uncle. 

" This Robert was born in Ashforcl, a market town in Kent, of re- 
spectable parents. He was liberally educated, and died eminently 
skilled in many things, but remarkably well versed in Heraldry. His 
only brother, William, was born of Thomas and Mildred, but he had 
five sisters. He left only five surviving children, viz., three sons 
and two daughters by his wife Elizabeth Flower, Most thankful 
for his worth, he may have reached the 10th of April, Anno 1588, in 
the 45th year of his age. He has exchanged a life suddenly broken 
off, for a devout and tranquil death in Christ. So when he was of 
all the most learned, he became one of the most happy." 

The translator was obliged to pass over some sentences, which were 
obscure, and could not be made into good English. 

Thus it appears that the parents of this Robert Glover were 
Thomas Glover, of Ashford in the County of Kent, England, and 
-Mildred liis wife. Thus : 

Robert, b. 1543, m. Elizabeth Flower, died April 10, 1588. 

"William, b. 1545, m. Anne , d. Dec. 17, 1603, London, a3. 58. 

.Joanna, m. Richard Mylles, of Ashford in Kent. 
Elizabeth, m. Thomas D cedes, of W^^the. 
■ m. John Philpot. 

T. Moule published a work on Genealogies in 16G0, in which he 
motices Robert Glover thus : — 

"Robert Glover wrote de Nobilitate Politica vel Civili, of 190 
pages." (An extract therefrom in Latin, accompanied by the following 
remarks of the author, T. Moule.) He says, referring to the Latin ex- 
tract, " It is only a portion of the original of the next article, which was 
compiled by Robert Glover, Somerset Herald, in the reign of Queen 
Elizabeth. A man fully qualified by industry to fulfil the laborious 
duties of his office. He died on the 10th of April, 1588, and was 
buried at Cripplcgate Church, where, on the south side, is a monu- 
ment to his memory. His authority in Genealogy and Heraldry is 
much relied on by the officers of Arms at the present day. 

"Thomas Milles re\dsed this work in 1608, and in 1610 got it 
printed. The title-page is cngi-aved by Renald Elstrache. At the 
top are the Royal Arms and supports. The lower part is occupied as 
a group of three figures. Honor, Nobilitas, Pax. It is inscribed, 



THE GLOVERS OP ENGLAND. 1<,) 

Catalogue of Honour, London, printed by William Jaggard, The 
Epistle is dedicated to Robert Cecil, Earl of Salisbury, and Henry 
Howard, Earl of Northamptonshire. It explains that his intention 
in publishing this work is to revive the name and memory of Robert 
Glover, his uncle, who had taken such uncommon pains to clear the 
descents and Pedigrees of our Kings and Nobility. At the death 
of Mr. Glover, his nephew, with the assistance of several friends, 
undertook to translate and reduce it to method, acknowledging, at 
. the same' time, the aid he received from the good antiquaries of that 
day, viz.. Lord William Howard, nephew to the Earl of Northamp- 
ton, Sir Robert Cotton, Robert Brooke, Clerk to the Council, Wil- 
liam Camden, Clarencieux, and Nicholas Charles, Lancaster Herald, 
Michael Hennage, keeper of the Records in the Tower, Thomas Tal- 
bot and Matthew Patterson." 

The Epistle contains six pages, according to J. Leslie, who speaks 
thus of another of Mr. Glover's manuscripts, written in Latin, but 
never published. 

" The Title and interest of the most excellent Mary Queen of 
Scots. The defence to that Title, and of the right of Queen Eliza- 
beth to the English Crown against the plea set up by Bishop Ross, 
and in answer to the claim of the House, was considered by Sir 
William Dugdale as one of Glover's best performances." 

Thomas Milles, Esq., of Davington Hall, near Fevcrsham in Kent, 
the translator and publisher of this work, was the son of Richard 
Milles, of Ashford, by Joann, the sister of Robert Glover, Somerset 
Herald. He appears to be a man of some consideration as well as 
learning, and discharged a trust reposed in him by Queen Elizabeth, 
on a mission in wliich he was sent to King Henry the Fourth of 
France with credit and distinction. He afterwards held the follow- 
ing offices as custoder of tlie Port of London, Keeper of the Roche 
Castle and Esquire to the Body of King James the First of England. 

Upon the death of his uncle, Mr. Glover, it appears he first ap- 
plied to George Earl of Shrewsbury, respecting the manuscripts of 
that industrious Herald. There is a letter extant, the copy of which 
is in the Gentleman's Magazine, Vol. 90, part 1st, p. 595, from 
Thomas Milles to that nobleman in behalf of the widow of Somerset, 
left with five children, offering the manuscripts to his Lordship in 
consideration of an annuity of one hundred pounds sterling per an- 
num. They were afterwards published by Lord Burleigh. 



20 MEMORIALS AND GENEALOGIES. 

A William Glover was married to Anne Gaveiard, in Raineliill, 
November 6, 1578, and may have been the one whose history follows. 
He could not have been the father of Thomas Glover of Rainehilb 
as Thomas himself was married only fourteen years after, in 1594, 
but there is evidence that he was collaterally related. 

He had a Coat of Arms granted him in A.D. 1602. It is said to 
be the same arms which Fuller finds recorded in the Worthies of 
Middlesex, granted to William Glover, Sheriff, at an earlier date. 

The arms granted to William Glover of London, " Arg. a Chev. 
Ermine betwixt tliree Cross Crosslets," were granted to him by Queen 
Elizabeth one year before his death. 

William Glover was buried in London, Colman Street Ward. 

A fair monument in chancel is erected to his memory. 

" Here lyeth in peace the body of Sir William Glover, Knight, late 
Citizen and Alderman of London, who for his many good gifts both in 
sincere religion, Wisdom and Gravity wherewith he was very plenti- 
fully endowed and graced, was elected Sheriff of London, and served 
the same in 1611. He had lived in good name and fame Fifty Eight 
years, and very blessedly departed this life the 17 of December, 1603' 
Leaving two sons, Thomas and William, and five daughters, viz., 
Anne, married to Barne Roberts of Willesden, in the County of Mid- 
dlesex, Esq. ; Susan, Elizabeth, Mary and Alice, behind him to mourn 
the loss of so loving a Father. To whose deceased memory the 
Lady Anne Glover, the most Sorrowful Widow of the deceased said 
Sir William, lamenting his death and unrecoverable loss, at her own 
charge erected this monument in testification of her love and duty." 

Li 1612, Dame Anne Glover, the widow of Sir William Glover, 
late of London, gave a stock of £10 to the poor of the Parish. 

In 1660, William Glover, son to Sir William Glover, gave to the 
Hospital in London, Two Hundred Pounds. 

Thomas Glover, son of Sir William Glover and the Lady Anne his 
wife, was born in London, was created Knight, married Jane Roberts, 
daughter of Francis Roberts, Esq., of Willesden in Middlesex. He 
died in London, and his widow, the Lady Jane Glover, married 
George Purefoy, Esq., died 8 June, 1664, ae. 77 years. 

William, the second son, married Elizabeth Harlakenden, daughter 
of Henry Harlakenden, Esq. 



THE GLOVERS OF ENGLAND. 21 

Anne, the eldest daughter, married Barne Roberts, son to Francis 
Roberts, Esq., her cousin. 

Susan, the second daughter, married Thomas Philpot, Esq., Norroy 
Somerset Herald. 

ASHTON, GLOUCESTERSHIRE, GLOVER. 

Sir Thomas Glover, having purchased Franklin's estate, in Ashton 
Underhill, he, with Mr. Wakeman, took a fresh grant of the manor 
from the Crown in the reign of King James I., of England, and after- 
wards by deed, reserving to himself and his heirs certain manorial 
rights over his own lands, conveyed all other manorial rights over 
the residue of the manor to Mr. Wakeman ; and Henry Wakeman, 
of Bcckford, Esq., is the descendant of that Wakeman from whose 
son is this account derived. See Beckford. 

Ashton Underhill. One part of this Parish lies in the Hundred of 
Tibblestone, the other in the upper divisions of Tewksbury, seven 
miles distant, from which it comes six miles North-East from Tewks- 
bury and sixteen North-East from Gloucester. It was anciently a 
member of the Manor of Beckford (and by corruption, Aston). King 
Henry YIH. granted this Manor to Sii- Richard Lee, who had two 
daughters co-heiresses, who made a division of their estates, and the 
Manor of Beckford, of which Aston was a part, was sold to Richard 
Franklyn and Edward Wakeman. Therefore, from Sir Richard 
Franklyn to Sir Thomas Glover, and from Edward Wakeman to 
Henry Wakeman, his son and heii'. 

Lady Jane Glover was the wife of Sir Thomas Glover, Knight, 
of Hayes Park, in the County of Middlesex. After the death of Sir 
Thomas Glover, she married the second time to George Purefoy, 
Esq., the eldest of Wadley in the County of Berkshire. 

In the Church of Feecham, on a black grave-stone before the com- 
munion rails, is the following inscription, viz. : 

" Here sleepeth the Body of Dame Jane Purefoy, who was the 
dau. of Francis Roberts of Willesden in the County of Middlesex, 
Esq., wife of Sir Thomas Glover of Hayes Park in the said County 
of Middlesex, Knight, and relict of George Purefoy, the eldest of 
Wadley, in the County of Berkshire, Esq., who exchanged this life 
for a better the 8 of January, 1664, aged 77 years." 



22 MEMORIALS AND GENEALOGIES. 



ROBERT GLOVER, HELLIDON, NORTHAMPTONSHIRE. 

Hellidon, in ancient records Elidon, may possibly be derived from 
the .Saxon Holb, sleep, and sundown is at least descriptive of the 
situation of the village. 

The Lordship contained about one thousand five hundred and ten 
acres. Part is old enclosure, and the open fields were enclosed by 
act of Parliament, in 14 George III., 1774. 

Sir Thomas Wenham, of Carswell, County of Oxon, sold Hellidon 
in 1556, and died 22 July, 19 of Elizabeth, 1577. Sir Thomas Wen- 
ham and Ursula his wife sold this manor, in 1556, to Robert Glover 
of Hellidon, Yeoman, who died the year following, 1557, seized of 
a capital messauge and seventeen vergates and a quarter of land in 
Hellidon, leaving William Glover his son and heir to the inheritance, 
aged 20 years. 

This estate has been alienated in parcels, but a considerable por- 
tion is now vested in the devisees of the late Joseph Ashley, of Ash- 
ley Ledges. 

William Glover, son of William Glover, Esq., and Anne , 

was married to Elizabeth Harlakenden, the daughter and co-heir of 
Henry Harlakenden, Esq., had one daughter Susan Glover, who mar- 
ried to John Philpot, Esq., Norroy, Somerset Herald, and had one 
daughter, Susan Philpot. 

The monumental inscription reads thus : 

" Here lies the Bodye of Susan Philpot, late wife and Widow of 
John Philpot, Esq. Norroy, Somerset Herald, in the Chancel of this 
Church. 

"She was the daugliter and sole heir of William Glover, Esq.. and 
Elizabeth his Avife, the daughter and co-heir of Henry Harlakenden, 
Esq. Her daughter Susan lies buried near her." 

SIR WILLIAM GLOVER, MANORIAL ESTATE, ANSLEY MANOR. 

Ansley belonged to the family of Culpepper. The manor passed 
in mortgage unto Wm. Glover, citizen and dyer in London, in the thirty 
fourth (1592) reign of Elizabeth, by George Wightman, who in the 
forty-third of Elizabeth (1601), obtained a release from Thomas 
Wightman, son and licir to the said George, of all his right and title 
therein. To wliich William Glover, afterwards a Knight and alder- 
man of London, succeeded Sir Thomas Glover of Williston, Com- 



THE GLOVEES OF ENGLAND. 23 

monwealth of Middlesex, his son and heir, who with the Lady Anne, 
his mother, sold it in the sixth year of James (1609), unto James 
Wio'litman, of Beachman. 



EPITAPH OF BARNE ROBERTS. 

" Here lyeth the body of Barne Roberts, eldest son of Francis 
Roberts, of Williston, Esq., in the County of Middlesex, who took 
to wife Anne, the eldest daughter of Sir William Glover, Knight 
and Alderman of London, by whom he had three sons and five 
daughters. The said Barne Roberts dyed January 30, 1610, 
aged 34 years. Thereon his said Wife Anne, of her very kind and 
loving affection, at her own proper expense and charges, hath caused 
this monument to be erected, A.D. 1611." 

J. Bernard Burke, in his Heraldic Dictionary of the Landed Gen- 
try of Great Britain and Ireland, published in London in 1853, com- 
prising, as he affirms, " a faithfid and worthy record of that class of 
Gentlemen who, though indistinguishable by hereditary titles, pos- 
sess an undeniable right, from antiquity of race, extent of property, 
and brilliancy of achievements, to hold foremost rank among the les- 
ser nobility of Europe," under article Glover, gives the following 
names, with the figures attached to them, which refer to the descrip- 
tion of their estates, the manner of their receiving and holding them, 
(fee, viz. : — 

Glover, of Mount Glover, Co. of Cork, 3368 ; Anne and Robert, 
596; Edmund, 31-8; Elizabeth, 501 ; Elizabeth and Robert, 320; 
Hannah, Elizabeth and William, 1G8; James, 447; John Jackson, 
73-8; Jonathan, 1531; Mary, 1473, 1958; Mary and Philip, 1048; 
Mary and Samuel, 151 ; Miss Glover, 464; Miss and James, 261-8; 
Rachel, 99 ; Richard and Daniel, 234-8 ; Sibella and Samuel Cod- 
rington, 1040; Thomas Glover, 827. 

Of tlic above names of Glover, Bui-ke gives the lineage of James 
of Mount Glover, Co. of Cork, L-eland. " James Glover, Esq., of 
Mount Glover, eldest surviving son of the late James Glover, Esq., 
by Mildred his wife, daughter of Robert Freeman, Esq., of Ballingait 
Castle, is the representative of John Glover, Esq., who settled in 
Ireland in the middle of the 1 7th Century. Arms, Sa, a Chev-Erm. 
between three Cres. arg. Crest, an Eagle, displayed^ arg. charged on 



24 MEMORIALS AND GENEALOGIES. 

the breast with three spots of Enninites. Motto, Nee Thneo nee 
sperno." 

Copy of lineage, as given by Burke : 

" John Glover, the first of the family who settled in Ireland early 
in the 17th Century, was a near relation of Robert Glover, Esq., the 
famous Genealogist of the 16th century, and Somerset Herald at 
Arms. He was a captain in command of a large body of troops 
under one of the Percivals, and greatly distinguished himself by his 
obstinate and gallant defence of the Bath at Arms ; which he sue. 
ceeded in holding against the attacks of an immense body of Irish^ 
who continued to check his small and gallant band for three days ; 
when they were compelled to retire with much slaughter. For his 
remarkable bravery and success on this, as well as for other services 
in the local wars of the times, he obtained possession, of extensive 
and valuable estates in the Counties of Cork and Limerick, in Ire- 
land. He married a Miss Mills, sister of Thomas Mills, Esq., and 
had issue, one son and thi-ee daughters, viz. : 

"1. Edward, b. 1668; d. 24th April, 1753; married, in 1695, to 
Eleanor, daughter of James Barry, Esq., of Ballinvauve, and had 
issue four sons — 1. Edward, b. 1696; d. April, 1747, a. 45 years; 
m. a Miss Quinn, and had issue only one daughter, who m. her first 
cousin, Philip Barry, of Ballinvauve. 2. James, of Fourmile Water, 
b. 1705; d. April, 1753, 3d. 48 years; m. a Miss Maunseli, and died 
leaving no issue. His estate devolved on his next brother. 3. Thomas 
Glover, of whom presently. 4. John Glover, m. a Miss Pole, of 
Kinsale, and d. without issue." 

Thomas Glover, the third son of Edward and Eleanor (Barry) 
Glover, b. in 1712, d. 22 April, 1772, a). 60 years, succeeded to the 
Mount Glover estate. He m. April 1, 1751, Mary, only daughter 
and heiress of William Martin, Esq., of Corroden, by his wife Anne 
Purdon, of Bally Clough Castle. Thomas Glover married, 2d, Mary, 
only daughter of Edward Brailing, Esq., of Dublin, widow of Chas, 
Maccarty, Es(]., of Bathduff. By the first wife only he had issue — 
tlu-ee sons and three daughters. The 2d, and eventually only sur- 
viving son, was James Glover, Escj., who succeeded to the estate of 
Mount Glover; m. Mildred, eldest daughter of Robert Freeman, 
Esq., of Ballindale Castle, by his wife Mildred, daughter of William 
Seeley, Esq., by his wife Mildred, daughter of Col. Frederick Mul- 
lens, direct ancestor of Lord Yantry. By this lady Mr. James 
Glover had fourteen children, as follows : 



THE GLOVERS OP ENGLAND. 25 

1. Thomas Glover, who died in 1812, unmarried. 

2. Edward, M.D., died unmarried. 

3. James Glover, of Mount Glover. 

4. William, Lieutenant in the army, died unmarried. 

5. Stirling Freeman, Lieut.-Colonel in the army ; married Georgi- 
anna, 2d daughter of Lord Charles Henry Somerset, fifth Duke of 
Beaufort. 

6. George Freeman, who married a Miss White of Cork, and died 
leaving two sons, George and Robert Glover. 

7. Mildred, who married Maurice Newman, Esq. 

8. Ellen, who married William Hudson, Esq., M.D. 

9. , died unmarried. 

10. Margaret, died unmarried. 

11. Bridget, married Edward Power, Esq., of Kildare. 

12. , died unmarried. 

13. James Glover, of Mount Glover, succeeded to the Mount Glo- 
ver estate; married in 1813, Ellen, only daughter of John Power, 
Esq., by Abigail Ballen his wife, and had issue as follows : Edward 
Auchmuty, J. P., barrister at law. James, M.D,, died unmarried. 
Marlboro' Parsons Stirling Freeman, died unmarried. Piercy Power, 

died young. Ellen Alicia, married Crafts, Mildred Lavinia 

Freeman, married Townsend McDermot. Anna Maria Stirling. 
Mary Georgiana Somerset, married J. Abollaram, Esq. 

Thus we have the succession to the Mount Glover estate in a di- 
rect line — from John Glover to his only son Edward ; from Edward 
devolving on Thomas, third son of Edward ; from this last to James ; 
then James again, the present occupant, who married in 1813 — five 
generations. 

OP THE RICHARD GLOVERS, 

"Here lyeth buryed the Bodyc of Richard Glover, Citizen and 
Pewterer of London ; who was twice master of his Company and 
one of the Common Council of this City, having two wives, Elizabeth 
and Mary — had issue by his first, three sons, and by his second wife 
five sons and four daughters — he deceased the 16 day of August, 
A.D. 1615, being aged 59 years." 

This appears to be the earliest date of the Richard Glovers that 
has been gathered. He was born in 1556, and was twice married,.. 
1st to Elizabeth, 2d to Mary. 
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26 MEMORIALS AND GENEALOGIES. 

Richard Glover, born in 1 649, is the next date : of Waldingham. 
Surrey, Chelsham; married, had chiklren; son Richard born in 1676, 

The next, taken from the monumental inscriptions in the Church 
or Chapel at Chelsham. Richard Glover, born in 1676, 

" Underneath this Stone lye buried the Bodye of Mr. Richard Glo- 
ver, heretofore of Waldingham, but late of Slines in this Parish, 
afterwards of Sanderstead, Eldest Son to Mr. Richard Glover, here- 
tofore of Waldingham, who also lies buried in this Parish, and which 
the said Richard his son departed this life 13 August, 1753, in the 
77 year of his age. 

Also 
" The bodye of Mrs. Susanna Glover, widow of the said Richard 
Glover the younger, and eldest daughter of Mr. Richard Harswell, 
heretofore of Westerham, in the County of Kent, who departed this 
life the 24 of March, 1761, in the 87 year of her age. 

Also 
" The Bodye of Mr. John Glover, one of the sons of the said Rich- 
ard and Susanna Glover, who died a Bachelor in the 54 year of his 
age, and was buried on the 8th of March, 1760." 

Richard Glover, son of Richard of Waldingham and Chelsham, 
was married to Susanna Hayward, daughter of Mr. Richard 
Hayward of Westerham in the County of Kent, born there about 
1674. She died in Chelsham the 24 of March, 1761, and was en- 
tombed at Chelsham, Surrey. Her inscription, on a monument in 
the Church-yard or Chapel, together with that of the elder Rich- 
ard Glover, and Richard Glover his son, is given above. 

Richard and Susanna Glover had children : a son John Glover, 
born in 1706 ; a son Richard, born in 1704, who settled at Walding- 
ham. A monumental inscription at Waldingham On the floor of the 
Church — " Here lyeth the Bodie of Richard Glover, yeoman of this 
Parish, who died 19 March, 1772, aged 68 years." 

On another tomb-stone, much obliterated, is a memorial of a Rich- 
ard Glover, of Croydon in Surrey, who was born in A.D. 1698. The 
inscription reads thus : 

" Here lyeth the Bodye of Mr. Richard Glover, late of Croydon 
in Surrey; an eminent Attorney at Law. He died 2 2d of January, 
A.D. 1766. Aged 68 years." 



THE GLOVERS OP ENGLAND. 27 

Richard Glover, an eminent Poet, Merchant, and Member of Parlia- 
ment, was born in St. Martin's Lane, Cannon St. London, in 1712, 
and died there in 1785, £e. 73 years. He was the son of Mr. Rich- 
ard Glover, an eminent merchant of London, who was a brother of 
Phillips Glover, Esq., of the family of Robert Glover, the Somerset 
Herald, and bore the same arms. 

This Richard Glover acquired a distinguished reputation as a poet. 
He composed an epic poem called Leonidas, and published it in 
1737. In 1739 he published a poem entitled the " Progress of Com- 
merce." In 1742 he was elected by the merchants of London to con- 
duct an application complaining of the neglect of trade. He made 
a speech at the Bar of the House of Commons, on the subject, which 
was highly applauded. It was afterwards printed. 

In 1751 he was an unsuccessful candidate for the office of Cham- 
berlain of London. He wrote the Tragedy of Boadicea, which was 
performed at the Drury-Lane Theatre in London, in 1753, with good 
success. In 1761 he wrote another tragedy. His Medea, whic'i 
was imitated from Euripides and Seneca, appeared in 1761. Hi- 
rare wit and humor is thus referred to on the occasion of the Degree 
of LL.D. being conferred at Cambridge on Sir W. Calvert, Lord 
Mayor of London, who, in his address before that honorable assem- 
bly, says : " I remember a mournful example in the fate of an ingeni- 
ous Author and Merchant. The Poet ruined the Merchant. Had 
this distinguished Genius studied the Mercantile more, and the Epic 
less, he might have been an Alderman, although that Right Worship- 
ful (Bodye) Corps would perhaps have apprehended dangerous con- 
sequences from admitting so great a Wit among them." 

May 21, 1737, he married Hannah Nunn, daughter of Jonathan 
Nunn, Esq., a lady said to possess a handsome fortune. The Manor 
of Passamere descended to her, being sole heir to her father. Seve- 
ral other estates were possessed by her as her inheritance. 

The Manor of Passamere took its name from the Passamere family, 
who settled here in the third year of King Henry IH. (1219). It 
was sold to Mr. Pink, and by him to Jonathan Nunn, Esq., who 
died in 1630, and his widow enjoyed it after him. It then descended 
to their daughter and sole heir, Hannah Nunn, who married Richard 
Glover, Esq., of London, author of Leonidas. 

Richard Glover, of London, Esq., the Poet, was in possession of 
Downe Court Manor, in 1785. From him it descended to his sou 
Richard, who was in possession of it in 1788 and afterwards. 



28 MEMOEIALS AND GENEALOGIES, 

Appleton's Cyclopedia of Biography, Art. Glover : — " Richard 
Glover, a distinguished Greek scholar and poet. Popularly known 
as the author of Leonidas, Hosier's Ghost, &c., 1712-1785 — 
London." 

The portrait of Mr. Richard Glover, merchant-poet, was engi*aved 
by Fitler, and is preserved in the Cheatham Library. 

" The Parish of Waldingham was in the possession of a Mr. Richard 
Glover in 1809 — two farm houses and two cottages. The mansion 
house is now a farm house known by the name of Fickleshole, and near 
it is a considerable pond, which from the scarcity of water on the 
high grounds of Chelsham and the country thereabouts, appears to 
have been resorted to by the neighbors so long ago as the 16th year 
of King Edward IL (1323). A deed of that date in Mr. Glover's 
hand describes land as abutting on a highway which led to a place 
called Fickles-hole-water. The demesne lands called Fickleshole 
consist of seven hundred and two acres, as it appears by a plan and 
the deed above mentioned, and were of consequence enough to de- 
serve particular attention, which Mr. Glover has caused to be done 
according to the papers in his hands." Co. of Surrey, Vol. ii. p. 423, 
Mr. Glover has in his possession a quantity of brass and Roman 
coins from the lower empire, which were found in this Parish about 
fifty years ago (1809), preserved in an earthen vessel, which had 
been broken by the wheel of a carriage on the highway leading from 
the village of Nutficld towards Ham. He is also in possession of 
some original papers addressed to Audsley (1809). 

Richard Glover, born in 1700, wife Mary, died Dec. 20th, 1768, 
ae. 68 years. Mary, wife of Richard Glover, died July 14, 1775, £e. 
71 years; born A.D. 1704. 

Henry Glover, of Worcestershire. His name appears among a 
list of benefactors. "Henry Glover of this Parish (old Swinston), 
gave four hundred pounds, which have been laid out in Lands and 
vested in the Governors of the Free Grammar School in Stourbridge, 
in trust, that out of tlie Rents, they do cause six boys to be instructed 
in English Writing and Arithmetic at the Free School for six years 
each ; and provide them all necessary books, pens, ink and paper, 
and place one of the said boys out at apprentice annually with five 
pounds to be given as a premiunh" Hist. Co. Worcester, Vol. i. 
p. 213. 

It is presumed the above Henry lived about the last of the 16th 



THE GLOVERS OF ENGLAND. 29 

century ; but there is no date to the old book from which the record 
was extracted. He is probably the Henry who was in Lancashii-e 
in 1572, and married there about that time. 



GLOVERS OF RAINHILL PARISH, PRESCOT, 
LANCASHHIE, ENGLAND. 

Lancashire is one of the Northern counties of England, and the 
town of Prescot, in that County, is one of its most extensive towns. 
It is bounded on the south by the River Mersey ; on the west, by 
Walton Parish ; on the north-north-west by Ormskirk Parish ; and 
on the east, by the Parish of Warrington. Its extreme length is 
twelve miles, from Dalton on the south to Mumford on the north ; 
its breadth is eight miles. It is situated in the western part of the 
county, about ten miles from Liverpool in the same county, and two 
hundred and twenty-five miles from London, by railway. It is at 
the present time divided into Parishes, one of which is Rainhill, the 
birth-place of John Glover, who in 1630 emigrated, with others 
under Gov. Winthrop, to New England, and became the American 
ancestor of numerous descendants. In 18th Edward III. William 
Daniell held the towns of Button, Rainhill and Eccleston. His pos- 
session of them was temporary, and in 12 Henry IV. they were held 
by Alan de Norrys, under the Baron of Holton. The Ecclestons for 
a long time were Lords of the Manor of Barton head, in Button. 
The family of Norrys acquired Rainhill in the time of Edward H., and 
held the Manors, of Button, Rainhill and Eccleston, under Thomas, 
Earl of Lancaster, who held the Buchy in the time of Henry VIH., 
and sold portions of it in the time of Elizabeth to Thomas Glover, 
Esq., father of the American emigrant. Thomas Glover conveyed 
these lands to his eldest son, Mr. John Glover, of Rainhill, afterwards 
of Borchester and Boston — who, in 1652, by deed of gift, conveyed 
them to his eldest son and heir apparent, Mr. Thomas Glover, of 
London, merchant. 

The Glovers were not early in Lancashire. The County history 
does not give any account of them until nearly the close of the six- 
teenth century. 

There is a record among some old manuscripts in the Tower of 
4* 



30 MEMORIALS AND GENEALOGIES. 

London, of a William Glover who owned lands at Derby, and a 
Thomas Glover who owned lands at Rainhill, in Prescot, Lancashire, 
in the sixteenth century, but the particulars in relation to them, which 
were undoubtedly given there in detail, were not communicated. 

These three marriages are recorded on the Parish Records, which, 
if faithfully communicated, appear to be the first notice of them 
there — viz. : 

" Henry Glover was married to , 22 Dec, 1574. 

" William Glover and Anne Goverard were married the 6 Nov., 
1578. 

"Thomas Glover and Margery Deane were married the 10 Feb,, 
1594." 

From what county these individuals had their origin, or what line 
they connect with, has not been ascertained. It is confidently 
believed, however, that they were led to the northern counties by the | 
religious persecution which occurred about the middle of the six- | 
,teenth century, and by which some of the families of Glover and j 
otKers suffered severely. I 

Henry, the first above recorded, appears to have remained and 
,«ettled there, some of whose descendants are still living in the same | 
i)lace. j 

Of William, the records give nothing further, and evidence seems i 
to indicate tliat he settled in London, and was the William Glover, | 
dyer and Alderman, afterwards Sir William Glover — wife Anne, 
who after his elevation became the Lady Anne, and distinguished her- 
self by her benevolence. 

Thomas Glover, whose marriage is given above, remained and 
lived in RainhilL He purchased lands there of Thomas Lancaster, 
Esq., son of the Earl of that Duchy, and of Edward Eccleston, Esq., 
in Eccleston ; also of Thomas Gerard, Esq., of William Woodfall, in 
Appleton, and of Lyman Garnet, Esq., and became the possessor of 
several estates there, all of which he conveyed, before his decease, to 
his eldest son John Glover. There is a link wanting in the genea- 
logical chain, which would give a certainty to the family he con- 
nects with, as the names of the parents of Thomas Glover, of Rain- 
hill, have never been obtained. Tradition says they originated in 
some of the oldest counties of England, as Kent or Warwickshii-e. 
Heralds confii'm this by the armorial bearings they grant to the fami- 
lies of this line, and from all that has been gathered the strongest 



THE GLOVERS OP ENGLAND. 31 

presumption, aided by tradition, evinces and determines his relation- 
ship and connection with the family of Robert, alias Thomas Glover, 
Somerset Herald, whose parents were from Coventry in Warwick- 
shire, and from Ashford in Kent — either by direct descent or by col- 
lateral ties of consanguinity ; and the same evidence obtains in the 
belief that there was a relationship or kinship existing between 
Robert the martyr, of 1555, and the Somerset Herald, who died in 
London in 1588. 

There is a tradition which has come down among some branches 
of his descendants, from, father to son through long generations, which 
fixes their original county to be that of Warwick, and the city of 
Coventry, in that County, one of their original places of abode. This 
tradition has been attested and confirmed by Heralds. Charles L. 
Cole, Esq., who was an Heraldic transcriber and writer, attested this 
assertion in the year 1804, to some of the descendants of Mr. 
John Glover, of Dorchester and Boston, whose history was well 
known in London, from his connection with the London Company 
and other institutions and societies there. This descendant, who had 
at that time a personal interview with Mr. Cole, and a conversation 
on Glover origin and Glover genealogies, was informed that a pedi- 
gree of Glover had been written out, reaching back many centuries, 
by a distinguished genealogist of his name and kin, in England ; and 
that a transcript of it could be obtained by applying to the Herald's 
College, at London. The application has never been made. 

MR. THOMAS GLOVER, FATHER OF THE EARLIEST EMIGRANT TO 
NEW ENGLAND. 

The place of his birth cannot be given with certainty. He lived 
in Rainhill from the time of his marriage, and died there Dec. 13, 
1619. lie was married to Margery Deane, daughter of Thomas 
Deane, of Rainhill, Feb. 10, A.D. 1594. The following list of the 
children of Thomas and Margery (Margaret) Deane Glover, born in 
Rainhill Parish, has been copied from the records there, and arrang- 
ed as in the original. Ten in number. 

1. Ellen, bap. Feb. 2, 1595 ; m. William Barnes. 

2. John, a Twin, bap. July 27, 1599, died the same day. 

3. Elisabeth, a Twin to the above, bap. July 27, 1599, died the 

same day. 

+4. John, bap. 12 Aug., 1600 ; m. Anna , went to New 

England. 



32 MEMORIALS AND GENEALOGIES. I 

-f 5. Henry, bap. 15 Feb., 1603 ; m. Abigail , went to New i 

England. 

6. Anne, bap. Oct. 19, 1605, died Oct., 1605, 1 month. 

7. Thomas, b. 1607 ; m. Deborah Rigby, of Cranston. 

-j-8. William, b. 1609 ; m. Mary Bolton, of Rainhill, 24 Nov., 1664. 

4-9. George, b, 1611 ; m. Margaret . 

10. Jane, bap. 13 Sept., 1612 ; m. Watts. 

-|-11. Peter, bap. 22 March, 1615 ; married. 

Will of Thomas Glover, of Rainhill. 
The following is a copy of the remains of the Will of Mr. Thomas 
Glover, of Rainhill, deposited in the Registry office at Chester in the 
County of Chester, in England. It bears date 1519, is written 
on parchment, but portions of it have become so obliterated by 
damp and mould, that they cannot be read. 
In the name of God Amen. 

This 10 day of December, A. D. 1619, I Thomas Glover, of Rainhill, 
in the County of Lancashire, (Tanner) being sicke in body yet whole 
in mynde ; nevertheless being in good and perfect memory (Praise be 
to God) Doe make and ordayne this my last Will and Testament, in 
manner and form following. 

First and principal I commit and bequeathe my soul to Almyghty 
God my Maker and Redeemer, and my Bodye to be buried in the 
Parish Church, or Church Yard of Prescot by the direction of my Exe- 
cutors hereinafter named. ******** 

Item, Concerning my Worldly Goods. It is my mynde that * 

************ * 
out of my whole Goods after the ****** 

************>!. 
************* 

hundredth pounds in full satisfaction ***** 

= ** * * * * y^ ^ 



* * * * 

* * * * 



* * * * Goods 

* Also 



******** 

I do give unto my ********* 

************* 

Also, * . * * give unto William Barnes my Son-in-law 

************* 
Also I do give unto my men Servants each and every of them * 

************* 

***-****** unto my women 

Servants each and every of them #***** 

=***^********* 

*^* * * * * * * * give and bequeathe 
all the rest and residue of my said Goods unto my six youngest chil- 
dren—viz. : Thomas, Henry, William, George, Peter and Jane Glover, 
equally to be divided among them. ****** 

******** 

Item further it is my mynd ******* 



THE GLOVERS OP ENGLAND. 



33 



************* 
so given unto my said youngest children as aforesaid shall come short 
of One hundred and fifty pounds a piece, then my land shall be charged 
to make up their said portions every one of them one hundred and fifty 
pounds as aforesaid. ******** 

****** Item, further, it is my mynde that 

(it if please God) my said wife shall be with child at the time of my 
death — then my mynde is that such child so to be borne as aforesaid, 
shall have out of every of my youngest childrens portions so bequeath- 
ed to them as aforesaid Twenty pounds towards its preferment * 
Item, I doe oi'dayne and make my said wife ***** 
*********** ** 

and John Glover my sonne my true and lawful Executors. * * 

************ * 

well as my trust is in them so to doe ****** 
************* 
************* 
John Alden, Vicar of Prescot ***** Thomas 
Woods, of Whiston, and Edward Deane, my Brother-in-law to be Over- 
seers of this my last Will and Testament, as I hope they will, to see 
the same performed accordingly ******* 
Witnesses at the publishing hereof 

Edward Deane, 

Thomas Woods, 

Thomas Deane, 

Edward Stockley. 

The name of Thomas Glover as a signer to this will is obliterated 
or destroyed by mould, so that it cannot be read without difficulty. 

The portion to his son John, who was his eldest, cannot be read, 
but it appears from other evidence that he gave him his estates in 
Rainhill, Eccleston, Knawlesby, and elsewhere in Lancashire County, 
who afterwards conveyed them, in 1652, to his son Thomas Glover. 

(4) John emigrated to_N. England and settled in Dorchester in 1630. 

(5) Henry also, his second son, came over about 1640, and settled in 
Medfield — had grants of land in Dedham as early as 1640, and died 
in Medfield in 1655. 

(8) William Glover, son of Thomas and Margaret (Deane) Glover. 

There is a notice of him in 1652, in which he is styled a mercer, 
or dealer in silk, and in another place a merchant, and lived in Whis- 
ton, Lancashire Co., England ; but no record appears of his having 
remained in Rainhill after his arrival at the age of manhood. 

A tradition of him has reached the present generation, or some 
branches of it, and which is confirmed by references, that he also 
came to New England, and was in Dorchester at one time towards 
the close of the 1 7th century. 



34 MEMORIALS AND GENEALOGIES. 

The precise date has not been given by those who assert the fact, 
but it is certain that his name appears on a document called Glover's 
Agreement, dated at Dorchester in 1680. It relates to a division 
of Newbury Farm, which belonged to the heirs of Mr. John Glover, 
who was his eldest brother, and it appears that William was an act- 
ing attorney on the share of one of his nephews. Information from 
other sources renders it certain that he was in New England at one 
time, and at Dorchester with his eldest brother. Tradition says that 
" he was the owner of lands there, and intended to settle in Boston, 
and that he returned to England to make arrangements for that pur- 
pose. He was requested by his brothers to gather up and get all the I 
copies of manuscripts which related to the Glover pedigree, and in 
relation to their ancestral line, which it was said had been written 
out and were preserved by one of their own progenitors, and could i 
be easily obtained." It was feared that those who had come to New | 
England would lose, in their succeeding generations, a knowledge of j 
their ancestry, which the brothers had a great desire to perpetuate, j 
This William Glover was instructed to obtain not only the Glover j 
pedigree as far back as it could be traced, or had been traced, that it i 
might be perpetuated among the generations in New England, but all ; 
copies of records and documents which related in any way to the | 
grants of lands originally laid out to Glover proprietors who had 
settled in Dorchester and Boston. The tradition continues that " liav- i 
ing accomplished this mission fully and gathered up all his treasures, | 
he embarked again for New England, but never arrived. The vessel | 
in which he was coming, destined for Boston, was wrecked on a rock j 
near the coast of Maine, in Portland harbor, and the passengers were i 
all lost." How many of the crew of the ship escaped to tell the sad i 
story, or if any, has not been ascertained, but the fate of the ship | 
was in some way communicated to the family of Glovers who lived \ 
in Dorchester, and were looking anxiously for his arrival. The tra- i 
dition closes with this remark : " The rock on which they were I 
wrecked was named, from that time, ' Glover's Eock,' and has 
borne that name to this day " — meaning the time of the last narrator. 
[Note. — The foregoing tradition has been transmitted down 
through the descending generations in the line of Mr. Nathaniel 
Glover, of Dorchester, commonly distinguished as " Nathaniel Senior," 
and is probably known in other branches — but has reached the sixth 
generation from Nathaniel to his son Thomas, and from Thomas to 
his sons.] 



THE GLOVERS OF ENGLAND. 35 

There is a Glover's Rock situated midway between Cape Small 
Point and Cape Elizabeth, about three leagues at sea, near the coast 
of Maine, midway of the entrance of Portland harbor. The date or 
year when it took that name has not been ascertained. It is laid 
down on all the charts of that part of the coast, and is represented 
by ship masters as being a very dangerous place and much to be 
avoided. Sea captains are familiar with the name of this rock. But 
only one historian has noticed it. Williamson, in his History of 
Maine, Vol. i, p. 33, gives the following account, which proves its 
identity, but does not give any history or dates respecting it. 

" Glover's Rock. Cape Small Point, lying about two leagues south- 
eastwardly of New Meadows River, at its mouth, has a high ground 
and rocky shore. Above this Point on the north-west and below the 
west extreme of the Point is Lovell's {' Glover's ') Rock, which is one 
mile west by north of Seguin Light House." 11 ''^'2960 

He further writes that " one mile west by north-west from Glover's 
Rock is Small Point Ledge." Thus it appears that the Rock on the 
coast of Maine, which has been above described by Williamson, was 
anciently called Lovell's, and subsequently changed to " Glover's " 
Rock, and this inference is identified with the incidents before related. 
Efforts have been unceasingly made, and many letters written, to 
procure more information respecting the name of the ship in which 
Mr. William Glover sailed, the time of the wreck, and other circum- 
stances connected with the disaster, but they have proved unavailing 
as to any further knowledge. It is said that the disappointment to 
those who were looking for the arrival of this ship was very gi-eat, 
and irreparable in some respects to his relatives and friends. The 
last notice of him in England is in 1664, at the time of his marriage 
at Rainhill. 

(9) George Glover, another son of Thomas and Margaret (Deane) 
Glover, was first a schoolmaster at Liverpool. He built a house 

there, married Margaret , and had two children, Jane and 

Ellen. He was afterwards a tenant on Moore's Rental. Moore 
writes of him thus : " Mr. George Glover is a very honest man, and 
has a good woman for a wife. Use him and his family well whenever 
it may please God they shall have occasion to use you, that when 
they can see virtue rewarded it may encourage their honesty. His 
rental is worth out of lease Seven Pounds per annum, and if it be 
fined tlu-ee times, it is worth fifty Pounds per annum, and to 



36 MEMORIALS AND GENEALOGIES. 

receive an old rent upon it One Pound. In doing this you will use 
his children very well. The lives at present are Jane, Ellen, and 
his wife Margaret. The second Eent liens at Christmas, and for 
other Covenants occurring to the Rents of the new Tenants I built 
the Gable ends of the house — cost Ten Pounds. Rent at present — 
five Shillings. Edward Moore, Moore s Rental.'' 

The Free school at Liverpool no longer exists. The building was 
destroyed in 1673. It was a great piece of antiquity — once a Chapel? 
then a Free school, at the west end whereon, next the River, stood 
the Statue of St. Nicholas. Moore alludes to the former schoolmas- 
ter, Mr. George Glover, and Bishop Cartwright states that after Mr. 
George Glover vacated, he licensed Mr. Thomas Bryant to be the 
schoolmaster of the Free school in Liverpool. It will be recollected j 
that George Glover, by his father's will, was to receive but one hun- 
dred and fifty pounds. 

There is a notice of him on the records of Harvard College, in I 
Cambridge, N, E. Among the donors of cash gifts which were applied I 
to the erection of College buildings, credit is given to Mr. George 
Glover, of Liverpool, Eng,, of Two Pounds. Another notice, from | 
another source, informs us that the gift was collected by Rev. Joseph I 
Glover, of Sutton, in Surrey, who was shortly to embark for Cam- | 
bridge in New England, with funds for the College lately established 
there. It was entrusted to his care — and although he never reached 
the place of his destination, having died on his passage in 1639, the 
property collected for Harvard College was faithfully transmitted 
and recorded. 

1766. Power of Attorney was granted to George Glover of Poole, 
in the County of Dorset, England, by Mary Dawes, widow, and 
Mary Dawes, Jr., of Worgate in the same County, bearing date 
March 7, 1766, witnessed and certified by Robert Harris, Mayor of 
Wareham, and John Glover, Jr., of the borough of Wareham, in Dor- 
set, England. Both the Power of Attorney and the Certificate are 
recorded in Boston on the Registry of Deeds for Suffolk County, Vol. 
108, p. 263. 

There may have been a relationship existing between the above- 
named Glovers and those who settled in New England, but no direct 
evidence has yet ajjpeared to substantiate the belief. 

The following is a copy of the Power of Attorney and Certificate 
alluded to. 



THE GLOVERS OF ENGLAND. 37 

Power of Attorney. 

Know all men by these presents, That we, Mary Dawes, late of Bos 
ton ia the County of Suffolk, and in the Province of Massachusetts 
Bay in New England, but now of Worgate in the County of Dorset, 
Widow, and Mary Dawes the Younger, of Worgate aforesaid. Spin- 
ster, only daughter and heir apparent of the said Mary Dawes, Wid- 
ow ; have and each of us hath made and ordained, and by these 
Presents ; and each of us doth make and ordain, and in our place 
and stead put George Glover, of the town of Poole, in the County of 

, Merchant, to be our true and lawful Attorney, as the said 

George Glover shall see fit. 

[ Obliterated.'] 



Maey Dawes, Sen., 
Mary Dawes, Jun. 
Signed and sealed in presence of Robert Harris, 
Mayor of Wareham, and John Glover, Jr., Borough 
of Wareham, in Dorset, England. 

A Certljicate. 

I, Robert Harris, Mayor of the Borough of Wareham aforesaid, 
do hereby Certify whom it may concern, that Mary Dawes of Wor- 
gate, in the said County of Dorset, Widow, and Mary Dawes the 
Younger, of the same place. Spinster, the only daughter and heir 
apparent, did on the day of the date hereof. Sign, Scale, and as their 
Act and Deed, and deliver this writing or Letter of Attorney bear- 
ing even date herewith, and that they the said Mary Dawes and Mary 
Dawes the Younger did execute the same in my Presence and in 
the Presence of John Glover, Junior, the other Witness attesting the 
same. 

In Testimony of the truth hereof, I, the said Robert Harris, have 
hereunto set my hand and the Scale of the said Borough and Cor- 
poration, this Seventh day of March, A.D. 1766. 

March 7, 1766. Entered and Examined, Accepted and Recorded,. 
By Ezekiel Goldthwait, 

Register of Deeds for Suffolk Co. 

(11) Peter Glover, of Rainhill, youngest son of Thomas and Mar- 
garet (Deane) Glover, was born 22 March, 1615 ; died there 26 April, 
1700, in his 86th year. He married and settled in Rainhill, and 
had children. Several of his descendants are at the present time 
5 



38 MEMORIALS AND GENEALOGIES. 

living there, and are the owners of estates. Peter Glover, of the 
seventh generation, his wife Agnes, and cliildren, are residents there. 
He is a descendant in a direct line from Peter the elder. 

Some of the descendants of the above emigrated to the United 
States about the year 1812, and settled in New Jersey, of whom an 
account will be given in another place, under the head of the New 
Jersey Glovers. 

MRS. MARGARET GLOVER. 

She was left a widow at the decease of her husband, Mr. Thomas 
Glover, of Rainhill. She was co-executor with her son John Glover to 
the Will of Thomas Glover, and nothing further of her appears on the 
Parish Records to indicate the time or place of her death. Her death 
is not recorded on the records at Rainhill, if they have been faith- 
fully transcribed. But records of Kent County furnish some evi- 
dence that she married a second time to Mr. William Glover, of Mil- 
dred, in the County of Kent, and died there in 1654, aged 79 years, 
and that she was buried in the Church-yard of St. Mildred. The 
Church of St. Mildred is situated at the south-west extremity of the 
city, near the old Castle and River Stour. In this Church-yard is a 
memorial, partly obliterated, of 

" Mr. William Glover, Gentleman, deceased in 1 6 — . 

" Mrs. Margaret Glover, his wife, died , 1654, aged 79 years." 

Born, therefore, in or about 1574 or 5, and would have been 19 
years old at the time of her first marriage with Mr. Thomas Glover. 

The will of Mr. Thomas Glovci', of Rainhill, provides for another 
child, whom it appears he anticipated as an event not at all doubtful. 

It has been suggested by some who were making searches for 
Glovers in England, that the Mr. Glover of Dorchester and Boston 
had a brother Nathaniel. If this conjecture is true, he must either have 
been posthumous, or, which is more probable, only a half brother, 
and child of his mother by her second marriage with William Glover, 
of Mildred, County of Kent. The name of Nathaniel has been 
found but once, in all previous and after searchings. The following 
memorial is recorded : 

" Here lyes the Bodye of Mrs. Lydia Glover, widow of Mr. Na- 
thaniel Glover, heretofore of this Parish, but late of Wood Church 
in the County of Kent, Gentleman, deceased. Which said Lydia 
died on the 21 day of January, 1764, in the 69th year of her age. 



THE GLOVERS OF ENGLAND. 39 

Also the bodye of Lj^clia Glover, Spinster, only child of the above- 
named Mr. Nathaniel and Lydia Glover his wife, who died on the 
5 of February, 1766, in the 35 year of her age " — (born, therefore, 
in 1732). 

This line of Nathaniel became extinct in 1766, at the decease of 
his only child Lydia. The time of his death has not been ascertained- 



JOHN GLOVER, OF PRESCOT, ENGLAND, AND OF DOR- 
CHESTER AND BOSTON IN NEW ENGLAND. 

(4) John Glover, the eldest son of Thomas and Margery (Deane) 
Glover, was born at Rainliill Parish, Prescot, Lancaster County^ 
England, August 12, 1600, and died in Boston, in New England, 
" 11, 12, 1653," in his fifty-fourth year. 

By his father's will he came into possession of large estates in 
England, situated in Rainhill, Eccleston, Knowlesby, and other places. 
Being the eldest son he inherited a double portion by right of pri- 
mogeniture, and was named as an executor, with his mother, to carry 
out the provisions of that will — although at that time (1619) he was 
not of full age. 

He appears to have attained the age of manhood at Rainhill, liv- 
ing on his estates there, and was married to Anna , about 1625. 

He had three childi*en born and baptized in that Parish, the last in 
[ 1629. Previous to that, in 1628, his name appears on the Records 
i of the "London Company," organized at London in 1628. He was a 
I member of the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company of Lon- 
! don, established there at a very early date, and was a Captain of that 
company. He was also a member of a Lodge of Freemasons, and 
I in fellowship with them before his emigration. He was sometimes 
} called " the Worshipful Mr. Glover." 

j So much has been said and written of the London Company, 
i formed in England in 1628, its origin, its objects, present and pro- 
' spective — of the early planting of New England and the worthy gen- 
i tlemen who joined themselves to that Company ; its whole history lias 
; been so many times brought before the historic reader in the various 
j accounts of New England, that it may be deemed superfluous to at- 
j tempt further notice of this matter, in these memorials. But as the 



40 MEMORIALS AND GENEALOGIES. 

following pages are designed to notice and give an account of one of 
the members of that Company who came to New England, and for 
the benefit of whose descendants this work has been chiefly pre- 
pared, it is hoped that a few dates and facts selected from some of 
the most faithful and reliable writers on that subject, and which will 
help to explain the condition, motives, and social position of their 
honored ancestor (Mr. John Glover), will be generously allowed by 
them. 

In 1628, three years after his marriage, the name of John Glover 
appears on the records of the London Company, which was being 
organized at London for the purpose of emigrating to New England. 

"May, 1628, London, England. 

" Allotments of land to the adventurers for New England who 
intend to become planters there. The following is a list of the 
names of the Joint-stock Company, and their subscription to that 
stock." 



Sir Eichard Saltonstall, Knight, 


£100 


Isaac Johnson, Esq., 


100 


Mr. Samuel Aldersey, 


50 


John Venn, 


50 


Hugh Peters, 


50 


John Humfrey, 


50 


Thomas Stevens, 


50 


George Harwood, 


50 


John Glover, 


50 


Matthew Craddock, 


50 


Simon Whetcomb, 


60 


Francis Webb, 


60 



May 13, 1629, London. "At a meeting of the Company forming 
for New England, First Election Day. 

" Present this day — the Governor, Deputy Governor, Mr. Treasurer. 
Mr. Glover, Sir Richard Saltonstall, Mr. Adams, Mr. Offield, Mr, 
Whetcomb, Mr. Foxcroft, Mr. Vassall, Mr. Perry, Mr. Nowell, Mr. 
Pynchon and ten others." 

To understand more fully the persons and particulars of the Lon- 
don Company, who subsequently emigi-ated to New England and laid 
the foundation of the Massachusetts colony, we have the following 
contract, and two specific contracts with Messrs. Bright, Higginson 
and Skelton. 



JOHN GLOVER, OP DORCHESTER. 



41 



The Contract. 

"London, May 1, 1628. In the name of God Amen. Sundrie 
men owe unto the general stock of the Adventurers for a plantation 
intended at Massachusetts Bay in New England, in America, the 
sum of Two thousand One hundred and fifty pounds (£2150) — and 
is for so much undertaken by the particular persons mentioned here- 
after, by their several and general stock for the aforesaid plantation. 
Subscriptions to be by them adventured in this joint stock Company. 
Whereunto the Almighty grant prosperous and happy success — that 
the same may redounde to His Glory, for the propagation of the 
Gospel of Jesus Chi-ist, and the particular good of the several adven- 
turers that now are or hereafter shall be interested therein. The 
persons now to be made debtors to the general stock being as 
followeth. 

* Sir Richard Saltonstall, Knight, oweth 100 pounds. 

Mr. Isaac Johnson, Esq., " 50 " 

Mr. Samuel Aldersey, " 50 " 

Mr. John Venn, " 50 " 

Mr. John Humfrey, " 50 " 

Mr. Thomas Stevens, " 50 

Mr. George Harwood, " 50 " 

Mr. John Glover, " 50 

Mr. Matthew Craddock, " 50 

Simon Whetcomb, " 50 " 

* Francis Webb, " 50 " 

Increase Nowell, " 50 " 

Mr. A. C. " 50 

Richard Tuflfneale, " 50 

Richard Perry, " 50 " 

Joseph Offield, " 50 

John White, " 50 

Joseph Caron, " 50 " 

Twenty-one others were also subscribers to this contract, viz.: 
Thomas Adams, Richard Davis, Abraham Palmer, William Darbie, 
John Endicott, Daniel Hudson, Edward Foorde, Daniel Bullard, 
Thomas Hewson, Andrew Arnold, Richard Buslirod, Richard Younge. 
" George Harwood, Treasurer for the Plantation of the Massachusetts 
Bay, oweth unto sundrie accounts for moneys received by him of Sun- 
drie Adventurers," viz. : 
To 



Sir Richard Saltonstall, Knight, 


£50 


Isaac Johnson, Esq., 


25 


Mr. John Glover, 


25 


Mr. Increase Nowell, 


25 


Mr. Matthew Craddock, 


25 


Richard Perry, Esq., 


25 


Hugh Peters, 


25 


Joseph Offield, 


25 


5* 





42 MEMORIALS AND GENEALOGIES. 

Captain John Venn, 25 

Abraham Palmer, 25 

Samuel Aldersey, 25 

Simon Whitcomb, 50 

Richard Younge, 

Joseph Caron, 

Edward Foorde, 

Thomas Hewson, 

Daniel Ballard, 

Thomas Stevens, 

Job Bradshaw, 

Joseph Bradshaw, 

Andrew Amot, 

Nathaniel Manstreye, 

A. C, , Georg-e Harwood, Abrie , and John Smythe, 

each 50 pounds. 

The gentlemen who composed this Company, which had been 
formed in London, and who afterwards emigrated to New England 
and became the first planters of the Colony there, it is recorded were 
strictly and devoutedly religious Non-conformists. They were styled 
Puritans, from their strict adherence to the doctrines of religion^, 
and from their having set themselves apart to promote a holy work — 
that of planting a colony for religious growth and freedom. They 
were all members of some church in England previous to their em- 
barkation, and those of their company who came out under Gov. 
Winthrop, met together at Plymouth, a seaport town in England, and 
formed themselves into a church body gathered from other churches. 
They elected their ministers, and assembled themselves together at 
the New Hospital in Plymouth, the Sabbath previous to their depar- 
ture for New England, and bound themselves together in Clu^istian 
unity and love. A sermon was preached to them by the Rev. John 
White, and instructions given in relation to the future course to be 
pursued. The ship which was to take them to New England was at 
this time waiting in the Downs, to receive them and bear them to 
their destination. 

It is recorded, that the Dorchester Company came in the 3Ianj 
and John, which set sail from England the 20th of March, 1629-307 
commanded by Capt. Squcb, and who is said to have arrived on the 
coast of North America the 31st day of May, 1630. The manner in 
which he treated his passengers, and deceived them by putting them 
on shore at Nantasket, when he had promised to land them at 
Charlestown, is too well known to require any detail here. Some 
of them took boats and fomid their way to Charlestown ; and others^ 



JOHN GLOVER, OP DORCHESTER. 43 

who remained at Nantasket, found out a way to Dorchester Neck^ 
adjoining a place called by the Indians Mattapan, to which they gave 
the name of New Dorchester, and commenced a settlement about the 
first of June. The place was afterwards called Dorchester Planta- 
tion. The same writer says our people were settled here a month 
before Gov. Wintlu-op, and the ships that came with him, arrived. 

Mr. Glover came to New England in the Mary and John. It has 
been questioned by some as to the ship in which he came over, pro- 
bably on account of a note of Mr. Frothingham, in his History of 
Charlestown, by which it might appear that he arrived earlier. Froth- 
ingham, in a list of those who stayed and became inhabitants of 
Charlestown in the year 1629, gives the names of Increase Nowell; 
Esq., Mr. William Aspinwall, Mr. Richard Palsgi-ave, Edward Con- 
verse, William Penn, William Hudson, William Blackenbury, and 
Mr. John Glover. He also says that Mr. Glover removed to Dor- 
chester, where he became a prominent man, being a Selectman 
and a Representative from 1637 to 1652. He also wi-ites that 
Mr. Glover died in 1654, which does not agree with Dorchester 
Town Records. The above from Frothingham has led many to doubt 
of his coming over in the Mary and John with the Dorchester Com- 
pany ; but he was always associated with them, his interests were 
identified with theirs, and he served them in a public capacity until 
his death, although he had removed to Boston. His name stands 
among a list of inhabitants at the incorporation of the town of Dor- 
chester in 1631, according to Blake's Annals. When the Church 
was re-organized there (in 1636, Richard Mather, Pastor), he and his 
wife Anna were among the first signers to the covenant. He may 
have remained in Charlestown until that time, but there is no evi- 
dence of it. 

He brought over with him a great number of cattle, and all the 
provisions and implements, with men servants, to set up and carry on 
the tanning trade, according to the laws and regulations of the Lon- 
don Company requiring each member to establish some trade on his 
estate. He selected the business of tanning, and was the first one 
of the Company who carried on that trade in the Colony. He estab- 
lished it first at Dorchester, very probably as early as the incorpora- 
tion of the town. The pits still remain to be seen on the land of one 
of his descendants. He afterwards established the business in Bos- 
ton, and left it in his will to his second son. A very reliable writer 



44 MEMORIALS AND GENEALOGIES. 

on the early history of New Englaud asserts the following in rela- 
tion to Dorchester : " The first inhabitants of Dorchester were a 
godly and religious people, and many of them persons of note and 
figure, being distinguished by the title of Master or Mr., which but 
few in those days were. Their ministers were the Rev. John Ma- 
verick and the Rev. John Warham. Others of note, who came pas- 
sengers in the Mary and John, were as follows : — Mr, Newbury, Mr. 
Rossiter, Mr. Ludlow, Mr. Glover, Mr. Johnson, Mr. Terry, Mr. 
Smith, Mr. Gallop, Mr. Duncan, Mr. Hull, Mr. Stoughton, Mr. Co- 
gan, Mr. Hill, Mr. Pinney, Mr. Richards, Mr. Way, Mr. Williams, 
Mr. Tilley and others ; Capt. Southcote, Capt. Lovell, and among 
them came Capt. Roger Clap," whom he describes as being a very 
worthy and religious gentleman. 

This account may seem to conflict with Mr. Frothiugham's, but the 
conclusion is that the above is the correct one, as all circumstances 
confirm it, and it is probable that Mr. Glover was one of those who 
took boats and went to Charlestown settlements, where were a few 
English families, and possibly he remained there a short time. It 
could have been but a short time, as he never removed his family 
there, or his servants or cattle, nor the goods which he brought over 
to establish his trade. 

He was made Freeman in England before his emigration, and took 
the oath of allegiance, which exempted him from that ceremony after 
his arrival here. 

The prefix of Mr. he brought with him, and he has been more gen- 
erally designated by that than any other title. It was then one of 
honor and dignity, but has depj-eciated in its original significance, 
from its general usage. His armorial bearings were those granted 
to Thomas Glover, Esq., of the Body of King James I., who was son 
of Thomas Glover of Coventry in Warwickshire, Knighted I7th of 
August, 1606. "This Coat, with a star for a difi"erence, was con- 
firmed by William Camden, April 3d, 1604, and is a fac-simile of 
the arms granted to the Somerset Herald, Robert Glover, after being 
enlarged and improved by Edmondson, with the exception of the star." 

Mr. Glover was called a godly and upright man. His religion was 
that of a strict Non-conformist, or Puritan, which appears to have 
been the ruling motive of his life, and led him to leave his English 
home and forego all the comforts and conveniences of an English life, 
to settle on the cold, uncomfortable, cheerless shore of New England. 



JOHN GLOVEB, OP DORCHESTER. 45 

Johnson in Ms History writes tlius of him : — " Mr. Glover was a 
man strong for the truth, a plain, sincere and godly man, and of 
good abilities." The following lines appear in his work entitled 
The TVonder-worMng Providence, in which he notices Mr. Glover, with 
some others of that company who were his associates : — 

" And Godly Glover his rich gifts thou gavest, 
Thus thou by means thy flock from spoiling savest." 

His age thirty years, well settled in life with a wife and three 
children (the youngest but a year old), inheriting large landed estates 
from his father, and living in the enjoyment of a competent estate at 
the time this enterprise was undertaken, the inquiry naturally arises, 
what motive could have induced him to choose such a life of hard- 
ship and endurance ? 

His life, after his arrival and settlement at Dorchester, was evi- 
dently one of unceasing action and service to the Colony. During 
a period of nearly eighteen years his name appears not only as a pub- 
lic officer in Dorchester, but in other towns, among those who sat in 
judgment. In Salem, Charlestown, Cambridge, and at Barnstable 
and other places in the Plymouth Colony, he was frequently called 
in council in cases which required judicial decisions. 

The following references to Mr. Glover are from various docu- 
ments. 

1631. "A Shallop of Mr. Glover's was cast away on the rocks 
about Nahant. Crew all saved." 

1636. Mr. Glover was chosen one of the Selectmen for the town 
of Dorchester, and continued to fill that office until his removal to 
Boston about 1650. He was a Representative to the General Court 
at Boston from 1636 to 1652, when he was chosen an Assistant. 

1649. John Glover's house is said to have been situated" at the 
head of the Dock in Boston, but his name appears to continue on the 
Town Records of Dorchester until after that time. 

1651. Mr. John Glover, Deputy from Dorchester. Assessments 
made and certified 7 May, 1651. Capt. Leverett, Mr. Clark, and 
Mr. John Glover. 

27, 3d, 1652, at a Court of Elections, was chosen John Endicott, 
Governor. Thomas Dudley, Esq., Deputy Governor. Assistants, 
Richard Bellingham, Esq.; Increase Nowell, Gentleman; Lyman 
Bradstreet, Gentleman ; Samuel Symonds, Gentleman ; William Hib- 
bins. Gentleman; John Glover, Gentleman; Capt. Daniel Gooken, 



46 MEMOEIALS AND GENEALOGIES. 

Gentleman. Edward Rawson, Secretary ; Richard Russell, Treasurer, 
and twenty-eight deputies. 

May 18, 1653, the same gentlemen were chosen for Governor and 
Deputy-Governor and Assistants. Mr. John Glover therefore con- 
tinued in the office of Assistant at the General Court up to the time 
of his decease, which, according to the Dorchester Town Records, 
occurred in December, 1653. 

He was also appointed to other offices of trust and honor, as ap- 
pears from the Massachusetts Colonial Records, Vol. 3d, under the 
following dates : 

1637. He was surety for Mr. Aspinwall. "Mr. John Glover and 
Mr. Aspinwall are each of them bound in the sum of one hundred 
pounds apiece for Mr. Aspinwall's departure by the time limited." 
Book 3, p. 206, Col. Rec. 

1638. A Deputy, and power to execute judgment against the 
men if they neglect to defray the charges at Castle Island. 

" Mr. Glover to allow and direct Bray Wilkins to set a house and 
keep a ferry over the Neponsett River." 

1640. Mr. Glover, with others, to dispose of lands to Hingham 
inhabitants. 

1641. Mr. Glover propounded for a magistrate. June 2, 
1641, Mr. Glover appointed, with Humphrey Atherton, to lay out 
the highway in difference in the town of Braintree. Mr. Glover, 
with another, appointed to settle offences between Hingham Planta- 
tion and Nantasket. Appointed Clerk of the Writs at Dorchester. 

1642. Mr. Glover one of a committee to settle a highway at 
Braintree, 

1642. Mr. John Glover's grant of an iron mine, in "Worcester 
County, is as follows : 

Upon a petition of Mr. John Glover and another of Dorchester for 
the improvement of a supposed mine in Neipnett, about forty or fifty 
miles hence. It is ordered that they shall have the privilege granted 
by a former order so as they go effectually on with it within one year, 
and if they think fit to plant a convenient number of families there 
which may make a village, they shall have such quantity of land and 
meadow fit for their occasion as the place will aftbrd, provided they 
be ready and go effectually to work about it within three years next 
after such mine shall be opened ; provided also, that such grant of a 
village shall not hinder the Power of this Court in ordering and dis- 
posing of any mines otherwise than hath been already or hereafter 
shall be granted. June 14, 1642. 



JOHN GLOVER, OP DORCHESTER. 47 

Neipnett lies in Worcester County, Massachusetts, now Grafton. 
It had its name of Neipnett from the Indians. Gov. Winthrop and 
others visited it as early as 1632. The present town of Oxford 
also lies in the Neipnett country. 

June 10, 1652. "It is ordered that Capt. Hawkins, Mr. Glover, 
Ensign Tomlins and Mr. Stevens are chosen a committee for the 
drawing up of an order about ship carpenters, and respecting their 
engagements to those that employ them." 

From the Records of the General Court, at Boston : 

"8 (7) 1642. Mr. Glover present at this meeting — a Deputy 
from Dorchester." 

Sept. 2 7, 1 642. Appointed a committee, with Mr. Duncan and two 
others, to seek out a convenient place for the highway and ferry at 
Dorchester, and certify at the next Court. 

May 10, 1643. Mr. Glover, Mr. Prichard, Mr. Atherton and others, 
appomted a committee about the receiving of Mr. Andros's gift. 

June 22, 1643. In a transaction with the Indians, John Win- 
throp, Governor, Thomas Dudley, Deputy Governor, Richard Belling- 
ham, John Glover, Joseph Weld, Hugh Prichard, Humphrey Ather- 
ton, William Aspinwall, appointed to settle their claims. 

Sept. 7, 1643. Mr. Glover and others appointed a committee to 
take the names of all the teachers, and what they have paid, and cer- 
tify to the next Court. 

Sept. 7, 1643. Mr. Glover, Mr. Russell, Ensign Weld, and Mr. 
Edward Tyng, are appointed a committee " about the Children, to 
dispose of them, call for their beds, and see that satisfaction is pro- 
vided and paid in." 

" It is ordered that the charges of the soldiers to go with Capt. 
Cooke to Providence, should be paid by Mr. Glover and the rest of 
the Committee about the Children, and to be repaid to them again 
when it cometh in." 

Mr. Glover and others appointed a committee " to view the place 
Dover, and certify at the next Court." 
" May 27, 1643. "Advice respecting the Estates and Cattle belong- 
ing to the Country, referred to Mr. Glover and Mr. Prichard, or 
either one of them." 

At a Court of Elections, held at Boston, 

" 4, 5, 1644. The several names of the Towns with their Deputies 
that were returned with their warrants to serve at the Court." 
" Dorchester, Mr. John Glover." 



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48 MEMORIALS AND GENEALOGIES. 

May 20, 1644. '^It is ordered that Mr. Downing of Salem, Mr. | 
Glover of Dorchester, and Mr. Rawson, are chosen a Committee to 
consider one half of the petitions presented to this Court, and to 
make a return of their thoughts and conclusions of them endorsed 
upon said petitions." 

May 31, 1644. "It is ordered that Mr. Speaker, Capt. Cooke, 
Mr. Glover, Mr. Sparhawke and Mr. Rawson, are chose a Commit- 
tee to Examine the French business — to state the case and to draw 
the bills — to lay the charges — to procure the Testimony, and to 
present it to the House." 

May 17, 1645. Mr. Glover, Lieut. Atherton, Edward Goffe and , 
Edward Oakes are appointed a committee " to lay out the way | 
through Roxbury Lots to Boston Farms, and to Judge what is meet j 
satisfaction for the Proprietors for the way, and that they have power 
to impose an equal part on all, and upon all such of Boston or 
other Towns as shall have the benefit of such way." 

Oct. 1, 1645. Mr. Glover with others appointed a Commissioner 
"for Laws, to meet at Boston for Suffolk, at Cambridge for Middle 
sex ; and at Ipswich for Essex Counties." 

Oct. 1646. "The Court understanding that there are several 
suits of the children belonging to the Country and in the hands of 
Mr. Glover, think it meet to join Mr. Treasurer with Mr. Glover to 
appraise them, and then deliver them to Capt. Davenport in part of 
what the Country stands indebted to him for the Castle." 

Nov. 4, 1646. " Mr. Glover, Capt. Atherton and Mr. John Wis- 
wall, appointed to end small causes in Dorchester." 

May 26, 1647. " Mr. Glover, present at this Court as a Deputy 
from Dorchester, is appointed, with Mr. Duncan, to regulate the affairs 
at Hull, and see the orders of the Court carried out." Appomted 
also, with Mr. John Wiswall and Capt. Atherton, " to end small 
causes." 

Nov. 11, 1647. Mr. Glover and others, a committee of Deputies 
appointed " to Judge upon the petition of John Daniel, and to settle 
the rates of Wharfage." 

Nov. 11, 1645. Mr. John Glover appointed a Surveyor General 
with Edmund Rice and Mr. Hibbins, " to view and appoint a place 
for a Bridge at Watertown." 

March, 1647-8. Mr. John Glover one of a committee to view! 

Mystic Bridge. | 

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JOHN GLOVER, OP DORCHESTER. 49 

March, 1647-8. Present at the General Court, Mr. John Glover. 

May 11, 1648. " Neponsett Ferrj. Upon a certahi information 
to the General Court, that there is no ferry kept over Neponsett 
River between Dorchester and Braintree, whereby all that are to 
pass that way are forced to head the River, to the great prejudice of 
Towns that are in those parts, and that there appears no man that 
will keep it unless he may be accommodated with house, Land and a 
Boat, at the charge of the Country. It is therefore ordered by the 
authority of this Court, that Mr. John Glover shall, and hereby hath 
full power given him ; either to grant it to any person or persons 
for the term of seven years, so it be not in any way chargeable to 
the Country, or else take it himself and to his heirs as his own inheri- 
tance forever. Provided that it be kept in such a place and at such 
a price as may be most convenient for the Country and pleasing to 
the General Court." 

May 28, 1647. Mr. Glover, William Parks and Mr. Duncan are 
appointed a committee " to see the order of Court for the ad- 
vancing of Fisheries duly observed." 

May, 1650. Mr. Glover and others are appointed to examine the- 
case of Marmaduke Matthews, of Charlestown. 

Boston, June 1, 1650. "At a special commission instituted to 
examine Mr. Matthews of Charlestown (of the first Church), on doc- 
trinal points. The Commission consisted of the following Gentle- 
men, viz., Mr. Simon Bradstreet, Mr. Simonds, Mr. John Glover^ 
Capt. William Hawthorne, Mr. Eleazer Lusher, Mr. Richards, Capt. 
Daniel Gookin, Capt. Humphrey Atherton." They were instructed 
to call on the Rev. Elders in case of difficulty. 

It is further stated that Mr. Matthews was formally examined by 
these gentlemen from Boston, and not being able to give satisfac- 
tion, he was adjudged to be fined ten pounds, providing he did not 
make an acknowledgment witliin a month for consenting to be or- 
dained over the Church in Charlestown. 

Mr. Matthews was asked to appear the 11th of June, 1650. 

Report of the Commissioners on the case of Marmaduke Matthews 
to the General Court of Massachusetts, June 17, 1651 : — 

" Upon serious consideration of the charges brought against Mr. 

Matthews, together with the answer to them by himself given ; as 

also upon conference with himself concerning the same ; We the 

commissioners yet remain much unsatisfied, finding him in several 

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50 MEMORIALS AND GENEALOGIES. 

particulars weak, unsafe, aud unsound, and not being retracted hy 

him, some whereof are contained in this paper, with his last delibe- 
rate answer thereto. 

Simon Bradstreet, John Glover, 

William Hathorne, Elcazer Luslier, 

Richard Browne, Humphrey Atherton." 
Edward Johnson, 

April 15, 1652. John Glover was one of a committee appointed 
with John Endicott, Thomas Dudley, Richard Bellingham, Increase 
Nowell, Simon Bradstreet, William Hibbins, Samuel Symonds and 
Robert Bridges, to examine a work written by Mr. Pynchon, said to 
contain pernicious sentiments. They speak thus of him: That 
although they loved and respected the Author, they thought a book 
he had written too pernicious to be published. " Signed by your 
unworthy Servants." [Com. Niunes.] 

Mr. Glover's death is thus noticed in the Town Records of 
Dorchester, page 53 : — 

"Dorchester, 15 (12) 1653. — Whereas Mr. John Glover was 
Chosen with William Sumner and William Clarke to lay out Mrs. 
Stoughton's farm in Dorchester, and now the said Mr. Glover being 
deceased this 11th day of the 12th month, 1653; at a Town meet- 
ing the town hath chosen John Wiswall in the room of Mr. Glover, 
to be joined with the said William Sumner and William Clarke, for 
doing that work." 

The evidence is conclusive that Mr. John Glover continued to be 
appointed to and hold offices in Dorchester after his removal to 
Boston, and until his death, which, according to the above, took place 
on Feb. 11th, 1653. 

Children of Mr. John Glover and Anna his wife, born in Rainhill 
Parish, Prescot, Lancashire, England, and in Dorchester, New 
England. 

+1. Thomas, b. Jan. 8, 1627 ; m. Rebecca , 1652. 

-|-2. Habackuk, b. May 13, 1628 ; m. Hannah Elliot, of Roxbury. 

-|-3. John, b. Oct. 11, 1629; m. Elizabeth Franklin, of Ipswich, 1683. 

-|-4. Nathaniel, b. 1631 ; m. Mary Smith, of Dorchester, 1652. 

4-5. Pelatiah, b. Nov., 1637 ; m. Hannah Cullick, of Boston. 

In 1652 Mr. Glover conveyed to his eldest son, Thomas Glover, 
the title and possession of all his estates in Lancashire, England, by 
the following indenture : 



JOHN GLOVER, OF DOECHESTER. 51 



Joliii Glover to Thomas Glover. 

This Indenture, made the first day of February in the year of our 
Lord God, One thousand six hundred and fifty two, between John 
Glover of Dorchester, in New England, Gent'"'", upon the one part, 
and Thomas Glover, sonne and heir apparent of the said John Glover, 
upon the other part, Witnesseth — that the said John Glover for and 
in consideration of the natural love and affection which he beareth 
unto the said Thomas Glover, his sonne, and for the better mainte- 
nance and preferment of the said Thomas Glover, and the heires of 
his body, lawfully begotten, and likewise of intent to enable him the 
said Thomas Glover to make a complete jointure to Rebeckha now 
his wife, with whom he is to have and receive a considerable portion, 
and for other good and valuable considerations, him the said John 
Glover hereunto moving, hath given, granted, enfeoffed and confirmed, 
and by these presents doth fully and absolutely give, grant, enfeoffe, 
and confirm, unto the said Thomas Glover his heires and assignes, all 
that messuage and tenement, with the appurtenances in Rainhill in 
the County of Lancaster w^ithin the Commonwealth of England, here- 
tofore in the tenure, holding or occupation of Thomas Glover, deceas- 
ed, late father of the said John Glover, and late in the holding or 
occupation of the said John Glover, or his assignes, and by him pur- 
chased and obtained from Thomas Lancaster, late of Rainhill afore- 
said, Esq., deceased ; together with one Court or entry newly en- 
closed leading from the said messuage into the high land before 
the said messuage ; and all that one parcel of land, meadow and 
pasture with the appurtenances parcel of a Close of the demesne 
land of Thomas Lancaster, late of Rainhill, Esq., deceased, and 
called the High field, which parcel of land containeth by estima- 
tion One Acre and three quarters of an Acre, or thereabouts ; with 
free liberty to and for the said Thomas Glover his heires and 
assignes at all times hereafter to have, take, digge and carry away 
at their will and pleasure, stones, malle, clay, sodds, gravel, sands, 
furrs, gorse and other necessaries in, of and from the land, common 
and waste grounds of Rainhill aforesaid : and of, in and from all or 
any of them. And also all that Close, enclosure or parcel of land with 
the appurtenances in Rainhill aforesaid heretofore used as demesne 
lands by the said Thomas Lancaster, and late in the occupation of the 
said John Glover or his assignes, commonly called or known by the 
name of the great High field, and all that messuage and cottage, 
with their and either of their appurtenances, lying and being in Rain- 
hill, aforesaid, heretofore in the houlding and several occupations of 
Richard Johnson otherwise called Thompson deceased, and John 
Harrison deceased, their assign or assignes, and heretofore purchased 
and obtained by the said Thomas Glover deceased, in his lifetime, from 
Edward Ecleston Esq., deceased, and all that one enclosure or pax*- 
cel of land lying and being in Rainhill aforesaid, and heretofore in the 
occupation of the said Thomas Glover, deceased, commonly called 
and known by the name or names of the Long marled hey or the 
marled earth, and was sometime parcel of the tenement of Thomas 
Gerrard late of Rainhill aforesaid Gent''"" deceased, containing by 
estimation four acres of land, or thereabouts, of the large measure : 



52 MEMORIALS AND GENEALOGIES. 

and also all that messuage and tenement lying and being in Ecleston 
near Knowlsby in the said County of Lancaster, heretofore purchased 
and obtained by the said Thomas Glover deceased in his lifetime from 
William Woodfall, late of Apleton, deceased ; and all those two 
Closes and parcels of land Avith the appurtenances, in Kainhill afore- 
said, commonly called and known by the name of the Dobbfields, or 
by whatever name or names soever they now are or heretofore have 
been called or known by, heretofore purchased and obtained by the 
said Thomas Glover deceased in his lifetime from Lyman Garnett late 
■of Rainhill (aforesaid) deceased : and also all and singular, houses, 
^edifices, buildings, yards, orchards, gardens, meadows, pastures, 
-woods, underwoods, waters, fishings, mines, quarries, delfs, enclosures 
from the waste and commons and common of pasture and turbcrry, 
wayes, entryes, passages, liberties, easements, profits, commodityes 
and heredittaments whatsoever, to the said several messuages, lands 
and tenements severally and respectively lying, belonging or in 
any wise appertaining to or therewith usually occupied or enjoyed as 
part and parcel or member thereof, and the reversion, and reversions, 
remainder and remainders, of all and singular their premises, with 
their and every of their appurtenances, and all rents, suites, service, 
reserved, due or payable upon or out of the premises, or any part or 
parcel thereof: and all other the messauges, lands, tenements, rents, 
reversions, services and heredittaments whatsoever of him the said 
John Glover, lying and being in Rainhill and Ecleston aforesaid, or 
elsewhere within the said County of Lancaster : And the said John 
Glover does further give, grant and confirm unto the said Thomas 
Glover, his sonne and heir apparent, his heirs and assignes, all deeds, 
evidences, writings, counterp'^ of Leases, escripts and miniments 
whatsoever touching or concerning the premises only : or only any 
parte or parcel thereof. To have and to hold the said severall mes- 
suages, lands, tenements, heredittaments, and all other the premises 
before mentioned with the appurtenances, unto the said Thomas Glo- 
ver, Sonne and heir apparent of the said John Glover, his heirs and 
assignes forever, to the sole and only proper use and behoofe of the 
said Thomas Glover, his heires and assignes forever. Without any 
revocation at all, in any wise, to be holden of the Lord or Lords of the 
flee or ffccs of the premises, by the rents and services therefor due 
and of right accustomed. 

And the said John Glover for himself and his heires, executors, ad- 
ministrators and assigns, and every of them doth covenant, promise, 
grant and agree to and with the said Thomas Glover, his sonne and 
heir apparent, his heires and assignes by these presents, that he, the 
said Thomas (Hover his heires and assignes, shall and may forever 
hereafter quietly and peaceably, have, hold, occupy and enjoy the 
said several messuages, lands, tenements, heredittaments, and premi- 
ses, with the appurtenances, Avithout the lett, hindrance, contradic- 
tion or impediment of him the said John Glover or of any person or 
persons, lawfully claiming the premises or any part thereof, by, from 
or under him the said John Glover or his estate in any wise. And 
lastly the said John Glover hath constituted, made, ordained, and 
by these presents doth constitute, make, ordaine, and in his place 
and stead put, his well beloved friend, John Latham of Whis- 



JOHN GLOYER, OP DORCHESTER. 53 

ton, Gent""", and William Glover of Posset aforesaid, Mercer, his 
true and lawful Attorneyes, joyntlj, or, either of them severally 
to enter for hmi and in his name and stead, into the said Messuages, 
lands, and premises, or some part thereof in name of the whole, and 
possession and seizure thereof to take and have, and after such pos- 
session and seizure, so thereof taken and had, to deliver over the same 
unto the said Thomas Glover, to have and to hold unto the said 
Ihomas Glover his heires and assig-nes forever, according to the pur- 
port, true intent and meaning of these presents. In Wit7iess whereof, 
the parties abovesaid to these present indentures, interchangably 
their hands and scales have put, the day and year first above written. 
16^3. JOHN GLOVER (and a Seale). 

Sealed and delivered in the presence of us, Increase Nowell, Jno" 
Leverett William Robbing, George Halsall, Nathaniel Souther, No- 
tary Public°\ 

Acknowledged to be sealed and delivered by the within named John 
trlover, the day and year aforesaid, before me, 

EiCHABD Bellingham, Dcp* Gov". 
Entere(^ and Recorded, 5 Nov. 1653. Edward Rawson, 

Becoi^der. 
A true copy from the Records of Deeds, for the County of Sufiolk 
Lib. 1, fol. 333. 

Dorchester Estate. 
^ Mr. Glover's Dorchester homestead estate was passed by him to 
his fourth son, Nathaniel Glover, of Dorchester, about the year 1651 
or 2, and continued in his possession about five years. He died 
May 21, 1657, leaving a widow and three children as co-heirs to his 
estate of inheritance. His widow, marrying again (March 15, 1659) 
to Gov. Thomas Hinckley, of Barnstable, relinquished her right of 
dower in the estate to the children of Nathaniel Glover, and removed 
to Barnstable. The estate was held in trust, and rented for the bene- 
fit of the tliree minor children until the year 1674. At this time 
the eldest son of Mr. Nathaniel Glover had arrived to the age of 21 
years, was married, and the estate was ordered by the General Court 
at Boston to be divided. It was then, in 1674, and for a short time 
after, owned conjointly by Nathaniel Glover, John Glover of Dor- 
chester, and Mrs. Anna (Glover) Rawson, wife of William Rawson, 
of Boston, as their inlicritance. Nathaniel Glover, the eldest son, 
being in possession of the house and a portion of the land, occupied 
It and lived there. He continued to carry on the tanning business, 
which had been set up there by his grandfather, Mr. John Glover, 
the original owner of the estate. He purchased the shares of his 
brother, John Glover, cooper, who lived in Boston, and of Mrs. Raw- 
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54 MEMORIALS AND GENEALOGIES. 

son, his sister, as soon as they were of age to dispose of them, and 
in the year 1676 became the sole owner and occupant of the Dor- 
chester homestead. He had seven chiklren born there, by Iiis wife 
Hannah Hinckley. He continued to occupy it until 1700 — twenty- 
four years — when his eldest son, Nathaniel G-lover, Jr., was of an 
age to receive it. In that year the whole estate was, by deed of gift, 
confirmed and passed to Nathaniel Glover, Jr. The date of this deed 
<and transfer is January, 1 700. 

Nathaniel Glover, Sen., at this time removed with his family to 
Newbury Farm, beyond the Neponset River in Dorchester, and left 
his Dorchester estate in the possession and occupancy of his son 
Nathaniel, who continued there until March, 1726, a period of twenty- 
six years. He continued the business of tanning on the estate, and 
had seven children born to him there, by his wife Rachel Marsh. In 
March, 1726, he went out to London as an agent for the original 
Proprietors of Dorchester Common and Undivided Lands, of which 
he had become an extensive shareholder, both by purchase and in- 
heritance. He left his wife in possession and occupancy of the estate 
— his childi-en being all minors. He died in June, 1726, in London, 
of smallpox, soon after his arrival there. His widow continued to 
^occupy and possess the estate until her death, in 1752. 

When her second son, Mr. Alexander Glover, arrived to the age j 
■of twenty-one years, the estate was passed to him as joint occupant, i 
but it was not divided. Alexander continued there until his death^ I 
March 15, 1770. He had ten children born there by his wife Sarah 
White. He engaged in the lumber business, and discontinued the j 
tanning, which has never been resumed by any of his successors. The j 
pits are still to be seen on a portion of land belonging to one of his 
grandchildren. In 1752, on the death of his mother, the widow of 
Nathaniel Glover, Jr., the estate passed into the possession of her 
children, six in number, viz. : Mr. Nathaniel Glover, of Boston, eldest 
son; Mrs. Rachel Salter, of Boston; Mrs. Hannah Bass, Dorchester; 
Mr. Alexander Glover, Dorchester; Miss Mary Glover, Dorchester; 
and Mr. Pelatiah Glover, of Boston. It was owned conjointly by the 
above heirs but a short time. Alexander became the purchaser of 
the shares of the other children from time to time, but the final settle- 
ment of the estate was not until 1785. Alexander died in 1770, 
having been in possession of a portion of the estate from 1732 to i 
that time, and occupying it first as co-heir, and conjointly, then j 

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JOHN GLOVER, OF DORCHESTER. 55 

sole heir for a period of tliirty-eiglit years. He left a widow, who 
continued there by right of dower, and the estate was then owned 
conjointly by Alexander Glover, Jr., the second son, and his mother? 
Mrs. Sarah Glover, widow. • 

Alexander Glover was the sixth occupant there in a direct line 
from the original proprietor. By inheritance and by purchase he 
came in possession of a considerable portion of the estate, and re- 
mained on it until his death in 1813, a period of forty-three years. 
He had six children born to him there, by his wife Hannah Pope. 
After his death his widow continued by right of dower, and died 
there in September, 1825. The estate was then owned conjointly 
by the heirs of Alexander Glover, Jr., his eldest son Alexander, Jr., 
and the third of the name, being a retainer of the house and home- 
stead, and a portion of the land as his inheritance. He continued 
to occupy and possess the original mansion for a time. The old house 
was taken down and a new one built near the spot. A house has 
been built since for one of his sons over the old cellar, and portions 
of the land remain in possession of the other sons. A considerable 
portion of what was the original homestead has been sold. Alexan- 
der, Jr., the last occupant and successor to the estate, was a retainer 
until his death in 1842, a period of forty-eight years. He had ten 
children born to him there, by his wife Jemima Tolman. 

The last successor was the longest occupant. The estate has been 
divided into various divisions and subdivisions, to accommodate the 
heirs. Oliver Glover, Esq., of Dorchester, and James Glover, Esq., 
of Boston (brothers to Alexander the last successor), are now in 
possession of portions of it as their inheritance. Other portions of 
it have been sold. The above are of the seventh generation. Ano- 
ther portion has passed on to the sons of Alexander, third, who are 
still in possession and occupancy. The original bounds of the 
estate may be seen as given in the Deed of Gift from Mr. Nathaniel 
Glover, Sen., to his son Nathaniel Glover, Jr., which is inserted 
among the acts of Nathaniel, Sen. 

It will be seen that this estate, which was first possessed by the 
Hon. John Glover, of Dorchester, who lived upon and occupied it 
about twenty-two years, and had two children born to him there, 
has descended down in a direct line, from father to son, to the sev- 
enth and eighth generations, and that sixty children have been born 
there who bore the name. 



56 MEMORIALS AND GENEALOGIES. 

The mansion house bclongmg to this estate was built by Mr. 
Glover. It was fashioned after the English style, but with thatched 
roof and large open chimney. It was situated on the shore road, 
now Commercial Street, fronting the' water. 

Winthrop, in his Journal, Vol. 1, page 42, relates an incident con- 
nected with it, under date of 1636. " Mr. Glover of Dorchester, 
having about sixty pounds of powder in bags to dry in the end of his 
chimney, it took fii-e and some of it went up chimney ; other of it 
filled a room and blew up the gable end. A maid which was in the 
room having her arms and neck naked was scorched and died soon 
after. A little child in the arms of another was scorched upon the 
face, but not killed. Two men were scorched, but not much injm'ed : 
various pieces of furniture which lay in the room were scorched. 
The room was dark with smoke, so that those in the room could not 
find door or window ; and when neighbors went in, none could see 
each other a good time for smoke. The house was thatched, but took 
not fire, yet many things were burned and many were found injured. 
Another great Providence was, that tlu-ee little children being at the 
fire a little time before ; they went out to play, although it was a 
very cold day, and so were preserved." 



Estate and Hoiise in Boston. 

It appears from the following that John Glover owned and occu- 
pied a house in Boston as early as 1644. 

"Dec. 6, 1664, John Glover, of Dorchester, sold to Jonathan 
Oliver, of Boston, " a little plot of ground in Boston, as it is set out 
by Mr. Jonathan Oliver, being now within my garden fence, between 
my new Dwelling house and George Burden's and William Hudson's 
* * -^ -^ so as William Tyng * * * * The said John 
Glover to make and maintain in his garden a little higher towards 
my house a close, well, and channel there within the ground for the 
convenience of Water." 

Mr. William Tyng's house, " Close, Garden, great yard and little 
yard before the Hall window." Description of bounds — "John 
Glover, William Hudson, Jr., George Burden, Hugh Gunnison and 
the street East." — Boston Book of Fosscssions ; Histonj of Boston, 
2)age 786. 

" John Glover's house and yard bounded by the street South East, 



JOHN GLOVER, OF DORCHESTER. 57 

George Burden Soiitli West, William James North West and North 
East." 

In the description of bomids of George Burden's land, it is said 
to be bounded on the eastward by John Glover. 

Gov. Winthrop says, in his Journal, under date of 1649, that Mr. 
Glover's house was situated at the head of the cove in Boston. 

By his will, his Boston estate passed to his second son, Habackuk 
Glover, who owned and occupied it until his death in 1692. It then 
passed to Mrs. Rebekah Smith, who was his sole heir. She was 
Rebekah Glover, and his only daughter, and at the time of her 
father's death was the widow of Capt. Thomas Smith, of Boston, who 
died in 1688. She owned and occupied it until her second marriage 
with Capt. Thomas Clarke, in 1691, when it came in possession of 
her eldest son, Capt. Thomas Smith, and was confirmed to him by 
her will made in his favor after her second marriage. Capt. Thomas 
Smith died at Saco in 1742. The estate then passed to his heirs? 
who occupied and possessed it until about 1798, a period of fifty-six 
years or more, when it was sold by them to Dr. Eliakim Morse and 
Samuel Torrey, Esq., of Boston, who owned it conjointly for a time. 
In 1812 it passed to the heirs of Samuel Torrey, Esq., and in 1828 
the whole estate became the property of Samuel Torrey, Jr., Esq. 
who is the present owner, and describes it as follows : " This estate 
measured fifty-six feet in front on Dock Square, and extended through 
to Elm Street. The mansion house was a large double house, built 
of brick, with a wide front door at the entrance, which opened into 
a hall from which two winding staircases led to the second floor- 
The house remained standing till about 1830, when it was destroyed 
by fire. Three stores have since been erected on the site, and are 
now occupied by Brooks, Darling, and Walker." 

It appears that the estate has passed down in the possession of 
succeeding generations, under the conditions expressed in Mr. Glo- 
ver's will, which will hereafter be noticed. 

John Glover owned a house and land in Weymouth, and sold it to 
Nicholas Byram in 1647, by his power of attorney, as follows : 

"5: 8: 1647. John Glover, Power of Attorney. John Bra- 
brook, of Watertown, Granted to Nicholas Byram, by virtue of a 
Power of Attorney from John Glover, of Dorchester, all that piece 
of land which was formerly John Glover's, lying in Weymouth, viz.? 
Sixty acres of Upland adjoining to Nicholas Byram on the East and 
on the West part. 



58 Memorials and genealogies. 

" Also Two Acres of Meadow by the Waterside, and Four acres 
of marsh. Also four acres of Frog's Meadow in the Woods, and a 
Great Lott of Twenty-five Acres adjoining, by absolute Deed of Sale 
made the 5 day of the 8'^ Month in 1647." 

The above was purchased by Mr. Glover in 1644, of John Goife. 

" At a County Court held at Cambridge, County of Middlesex, in 
1643, on the account of John Glover, son of Rev, Joseph Glover, 
Deceased, and Step-son of Rev, Henry Dunster, against Henry Dun- 
ster, immediately following the death of his wife Mrs, Elizabeth Dun- 
ster, who was the Widow of said Rev, Joseph Glover, and the mother 
of the said Complainant " — 

Present, Mr, John Glover, Dorchester and Boston, 
Mr, Nowell, " 

Mr, Gookin, " 

1653. Extract from first book of Court Records for Middlesex 
County. " In an Action of ' Foster against Stowe,' purporting to be 
a suit or action for the recovery of some Rents for Houses and Lands 
in Maidstone, County of Kent, in England, wherein Mr, John Glover, 
Senior, Deputy, with Hopestill Foster, bound themselves in the sum 
of One hundred Pounds to the Court to prosecute the appeal against 
Thomas Stowe," 

Tlie Last Will of Mr. John Glover, of Boston, made as foUoweth. 

It being written that the Earth is the Lords ; and the fulness there- 
of : the habitable world and they that dwell therein. Again I have 
prayed to the Jehovah, I have said, Thou art my trust, my portion 
in the land of the living. And again none of us liveth to himself, 
neither doth any die to himself, and I accordingly believing, do there- 
fore also speak and unto God say, I am thine and Thou art mine, and 
pray. Oh that I and mine, the souls that Thou hast given me, if we 
live we may live to Thee : if we die we may die to Thee : both if 
we live and also if we die, we may be thine. And as for what also 
Thou hast given me to possess, Thou hast trusted me to dispose, 
that Thou wilt be pleased to be with me in disposing of it, and bless 
it so, in their hands to whom I give it. Amen. 

And first I will all former Wills be revoked, and whereas I have 
by deed given to my son Thomas Glover all my lands in England, 
with the promise that they shall be freed of my Widows dower, 
and that besides I have promised to give him four hundred pounds : 
and have also promised to my son Nathaniel, to give hinii so much in 
good payment, as would make the lands, the which I delivered him, 
worth four Hundred pounds : And have also given to my son Ha- 
bakuck, that one half of the new house in Boston nearest Mr. Webb's 
house, with half of all the other housing, half of the Yard and pits in 
it, and other accommodations for tanning, and promised to make it 
up to him four hundred pounds. 



JOHN GLOVER, OF DORCHESTER. 59 

All these with all other my debts, I will to be duly paid in the first 
place out of my goods, debts due to me, and out of the profits of all 
my lands in Dorchester and Boston, saving my Widow's dower, not 
already expressed to be given. 

And next unto these my Will is, that my two sons John and Pela- 
tiah shall have either of them. One Hundred pounds paid unto them, 
out of my goods and out of the profits of my two farms on the further 
side of the River in Dorchester, and out of the one half of my house, 
yard and other housing, and tan pits not herein expressed to be given 
to my son Habakuck, as soon as my widows necessary maintenance 
out of the aforesaid estate will permit. 

And further after these performed, my will is, my beloved wife re- 
linquishing her right of dower in England, shall have all the rest of 
my goods, and all the profits of my two farms in Dorchester, and of 
my aforesaid half house, yard, housing, and tan pits in Boston, undis- 
posed of, for and during her natural life. And further that my son 
Ilabakuck shall have the said half of my house next Goodman Hud- 
sons, with the half of the yard and other housing and tan pits : my 
son Habakuck paying within one year to my son Thomas Glover ten 
pounds, and to my son Nathaniel Glover forty pounds : and to Har- 
vard College at Cambridge, for and towards the maintenance of a fel- 
low there, five pounds a year forever. And if my beloved wife can 
spare to give the said five pounds a year in her life-time I doubt not 
that she will give it. And of this my last Will I make and ordain my 
well beloved wife my sole Executrix, desiring my I'espected loving 
friends Mr. Richard Mather and Mr. Henry Withington, as overseers, 
to advise and further the performance of this my Will. Now, ; 
God ! as for me, let me see thy face in righteousness. I shall have 
suflScient in the awakening of thine image. 

As for my children with them which I leave behind me. Oh that thy 
grace and peace may be with them. And as for thy Majesty, to Thee 
be glory and might, both now and for the day of Eternity. Amen. 

If my said sons John and Peh\tiah shall have occasion to sell Mr. 
Newbreys farm, my desire is, that it be sold to ni}' son Nathaniel if 
he desires to buy it. Written with my own hand this Eleventh day of 
April, 1653. JOHN GLOVER. 



Upon further consideration of what my sons John and Peletiah 
have already received in their education, my Will and mind is, that 
after the decease of my beloved wife, they the said John and Pelatiah 
shall have and receive out of my two farms in Dorchester, either 
of them, the sum of two Hundred pounds, which sum of four Hun- 
dred pounds being first paid unto them the said John and Pelatiah, 
I do hereby give the reversion and inheritance of the said two 
farms unto my sons Habakuck, John, Nathaniel and Pelatiah, and to 
their heirs forever : to be equally divided amongst them in four seve- 
rally. And that this is my Will I have caused this Codicil to be 
annexed and affixed to my Will and testament, as part thereof, and 
have thereunto put my hand, this twenty sixth day of the Eleventh 
Month, 1653. Witness hereof, JOHN GLOVER. 



60 MEMORIALS AND GENEALOGIES. 

The Will itself, with these words interlined, " saving- my Wid- 
ow's dower," with the Codicil, to both which he hath subscribed his 
name, was acknowledged by the said Mr. John Glover to be his last 
Will and testament the Twenty Sixth day of the Eleventh month, 
1653, before me William Hibbins, the 9th Feb., 1653. 

Mr, Habakuck Glover appeared before the Magistrates and present- 
ed the above and within written, to be the last Will and testament of 
his father, Mr. John Glover deceased. Mr. William Hibbins being a 
witness thereunto, having deposed, saying that he saw the said Mr. 
John Glover sign the above mentioned premises, and that when he 
signed it he heard him publish it as his last will and testament, and 
that then he was of a sound disposing mind, when he signed it ; which 
the Magistrates approved of, present the Deputy Gov^ 

A true Copy, Attest Mr. Hibbins, Recorder. 

H. M. WILLI3, Reg'. 

An Inventory of the Goods and Chattels of Mr. John Glover, of 

Boston, prized and drafted 6 : 12 : 1653, At his Newbury Farm in 

Dorchester, Beyond Neponset River, and now in the Occupation of 
John Gill and Roger Billings, by Vs whose names are Underwritten. 
Imp^ The Farm House, Barn, Housing and Lands broken 

and Pasture, with Meadow thereunto belonging £700 00 00 

Wheat, ] 30 bushels at 5 shil and 8 pence pr bush . 32 10 00 

Indian Corn, 3-8 " " . 45 00 00 

Oats, 40 bushels, 2-6 " " .5 00 00 

Mares 80 00 00 

Stone Horse 56 00 00 

Young Mare two years old 56 00 00 

2 young Colts 7 00 00 

4 Oxen at 1 6 pounds the yoke 32 00 00 

2 Oxen more 14 00 00 

9 Cows, 6 having Calves, 3 being at hand to Calve . 47 05 00 

10 Cows more 50 00 00 

3 Bulls, One 3 years Old and 2 at two and a half yrs . 08 00 00 

2 Heifers 09 00 00 j 

6 young beasts 15 00 00 ' 

One Old Cow 3 05 00 

5 Heifers, 8 shill per ,, 10 00 00 

4 young Bullocks one with another . . , . 15 00 00 

2 young Heifers 6 00 00 

1 Cow more ....... 

12 Calves, 3-8^ 

Swine ......... 

12 Pigs 

4 Ox Chains 

1 Old Plow 

1 Indian Plow ....... 

1 Whip Saw 

33 Harrow pins 

Wheels , . . 

2 yokes and other irons 



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JOHN GLOVER, OF DORCHESTER 



Harrow of 50 Pins 

1 Cops Axletree, Pin and Pot Racks 

2 Scythes (old) 

1 Mattock 



Hammer 

Sickles 



2 Muskets, 2 Swords, and 2 Bandoliers 
6 Coverlits 

3 Riig:gs 

Old Twill 

OldRugi^s .... 

3 Beds and 1 half Bed 
Pillows and Old Bolster 

3 Bedsteads 

2 Bedsteads .... 

1 Flock-bed 

Frame Table and Mould and Trough 

^ bush measure, Cases 

Boat and Grappling 

Cannon 2 pounds .... 

1 more Cops and Pin 

Sundry other articles- about the House and Farm 



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An Inventory of Goods and Chattels of Mr. John Glover of Boston, 
prized and drafted 6 : 12 : 1653, at his Farm in Dorchester, beyond 
the Neponset River and now in the occupation of Nicholas Wood, by 
vs whose names are underwritten. 

Imp^ The Farm House, Barn, Out-housing, Uplands, 
broken and unbroken, and all Meadow-lands there- 
unto belonging £350 00 00 

3 Yoke of Oxen, 45 00 00 

1 Yoke 12 00 00 

Old Mare, 16 00 00 

Young Mare 3 years old and yearling . . . 13 10 00 

4 acres of Rye growing in the field, estimated 4^ S*^ . 20 00 00 
10 bushels of Wheat a 5^ 8^ per bush . . . 17 10 00 
30 bushels of Rye 06 00 00 

3 Cows 12 00 00 

Wheels and Pins 2 00 00 

Plow Irons 1 04 00 

2 Harrov/s 1 06 00 

5 Chains, 6^ 8"* 1 13 04 

4 Ox Yokes, 3^ S'^ 14 00 

Rent for 9 acres of land 3 12 00 

Pot Racks 02 CO 



£502 11 04 



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pan 



Books English and Latin 

110 Bushels of Barley 

16 Bush. Wheat 

1 Clock and Warming 

Dry Leather 

415 Ilydes in the Bark 

45 Hydcs in the Lyme 

313 West India Hydes 

500 Weight of 

Bark . 

Boards, Plank, Shingles, and Sawed Timber 



An Inventory of the Goods and Chattels belonging to Mr. John 
Glover, of Boston, prized and drafted 1 : 12 : 1653, at his Dwelling I 
House in Boston, by Vs whose names are under Written. j 

Imp'". The Dwelling House wherein Mrs. John Glover 
now dwelleth with the proportionable part of the Land 
thereunto belonging, prized at ... . £300 00 00 

Wearing Apparel lY 00 00 

3 yds Kersey 01 07 00 

1 piece colored Fustian 112 00 

5 yds White Kersey at 3' 8*^ per yard .... 
6| yards Demi Stone 4' S^^ .... 
3 yards Red Broadcloth 16' 8'^ per yard 

3 yds Gladen 3^ 8-1 

Nagorie and Linen 

1 Bed and bolster and Clothes-bedding 
Some old things in the Little Chamber . 
1 Bedstead, Bolster, Pillows and Coverlit . 

1 Bedstead and Clothes 

1 Bedstead 

1 Bed 

Muskets, Swords and other Arms 

2 Chairs and 4 Stools 

1 Table ■. 

1 Bedstead, Feather Bed, Bolster and Pillows, Coverings 

and Curtains ........ 

6 Chairs and Stools ...... 

Covering to Bed 

7 Cushions ....... 

Small 

Silver Plate 

Pewter 

Brass Pots and other brass .... 

Wooden Vessels 

1 Seat, Chairs, Stools, Kitchen table . 

3 Chairs 

Handirons, Grate, Bellows, and other Iron things 



£1436 19 10 



JOHX GLOVER. OP DORCHESTER. 



63 



Debts owing the Estate. 

William Phillips of the Ship , lying at Boston 

Goodman Coleman of Boston, Shoemaker . 

by William Robinson, sold him by John Gillfora for 

Mr. Glover's Use 

Mr. Thomas late of Boston, Principal and forbearance, 

not paying in Old England 

James Ashwood ....... 

Mr. Valentile Plill, Principal and forbearance and not 

paying in Old England 

Capt. John Sturtevant 
William Shattuck 
Joseph Jewett of Rowley 
Sampson Mason of Dorchester 
Capt. Gookin to pay in Old England 
More by Capt. Gookin , 
Mr. Ilolman of Dorchester 
Thomas Broughton of Boston 
John Gurnell .... 
Mr. Rawsou , . . 




£97 00 00 
04 00 00 

4 00 00 

60 00 00 
20 00 00 

25 00 00 

03 00 00 
14 13 04 

214 19 01 
007 10 00 
010 00 00 
3 13 00 
30 07 00 
100 00 00 

04 00 00 
02 00 00 



4 Barrels of Pork . 
1 Hhd Beef 

3 hhd Mackerel . 
1 Press for Clothes . 
Plank and Boards 

5 Servants at 8 Pounds each 



Whole amount of estate contained in the above 
Inventories, £3850 06 03 



£600 02 05 

£18 00 00 
07 00 00 
4 00 00 
00 10 00 
15 00 00 
40 00 00 

£84 10 00 



Mrs. Anna Glover appeared before the Magistrates and Recorder the 
4th day of January, 1654, and deposed that this is a true Inventory 
of the Estate of her late husband Mr. John Glover, of Boston deceas- 
ed, and promised that when she knew more she would discover it to 
the Recorder. pr Edward Rawson, 

Becorder. 

Humphrey Atherton, "j 

John Wiswall, r 

John Smith. ) 

On the records of Harvard College, under date of 1642, Mr. Glo- 
ver and two others are credited with a " Gift of Utensils," for the 
use of that institution, amounting to twenty pounds. 

He was one of those who allowed themselves to be assessed for 
the expenses and benefit of that College, and was called upon from 
time to time to furnish provisions and all such articles as were need 
ed there, according to his ability. 



64 MEMORIALS AND GENEALOGIES. 

At his decease lie left tbem a token of his remembrance in a legacy 
of " five pounds a year forever, as a perpetual annuity for the aid of 
indigent students." It was directed to be paid out of that portion 
of his Boston estate which was given to his second son Habackuk 
Glover, after the decease of his mother. 

That event occurred in 1670. At this present writing, 1866, it is 
two hundred and twelve years since the above annuity became 
due and payable to the treasurer of the College. The amount 
of five pounds, or in Federal money sixteen dollars and sixty-seven 
cents, has been paid annually by those who inherited the estate^ 
and their successors — which sum, though it may seem small at the 
beginning, has amounted, in the aggregate, to three thousand five 
hundred and sixty-seven dollars and thirty-two cents. 

Samuel Torrey, Esq., of Boston, is the last successor and present 
owner of Mr. Glover's Boston estate, and paid the last annuity in 
April, 1866. 

Mr. Glover owned another estate in Dorchester. He mentions in 
liis will his " two farms in Dorchester, out of which his widow, re- 
linquishing her right of dower in England, was to draw the income 
until her death." One of these was his " Newbery farm," and the 
other a tract of land of one hundred and eighty acres, situated 
directly south of Milton Hill, and extending westward (according to 
-the bounds described in the deed) on the flat fronting on the north- 
west by the brook which now bears the name of "Aunt Sarah's 
Brook," and south-east by the central line of the town of Milton. 
He laid out a farm here, and built a house and barn and other 
out-houses convenient for farming. It is said the house stood near 
vhere the brook reaches the road, by the house now occupied 
by Mr. Davis. The furniture of the house, stock and farming uten- 
sils were all owned by Mr. Glover. This farm was leased to Nicho- 
las Wood, who came over to New England as Mr. Glover's agent; 
and was a tenant there at the time of Mr. G.'s death, and con- 
tinued to occupy it until it was sold in 1654 by the heirs of Mr. 
Glover, to Robert Vose. It has descended down in the Yose line 
to the present time, although portions of the land have been sold, 
from time to time, so that the original farm is now much diminished. 
This estate now lies in the town of Milton. The following deed 
is copied from the original document : 



JOHX GLOVER, OF DORCHESTER. 65 



John Glovcr^s Heirs to Robert Vose. 

To All Xpean People to whom these Presents shall come. Mrs. Anna 
Glover, Widow, Executrix of the last Will and Testament of the Wor- 
shipful Mr. John Glover, One of Our Honored Magistrates Deceased, 
Mr. Habackuk Glover, Mr. John Glover, Mr. Nathaniel Glover, 
and Mr. Peletiah Glover, sons of the said Mr. John Glover, deceased ; 
now abiding inhabitants of Boston in the County of Suffolk and in 
the Colony of Massachusetts Bay in New England ; Send Greeting 
in Our Lord God Everlasting. Know Ye, 

That the said Mrs. Anna Glover, Mr. Habackuk Glover, Mr. John 
Glover, Mr. Nathaniel Glover and Mr. Peletiah Glover, for and in 
consideration of the sum of Three Hundred and Forty-Seven Pounds 
to be paid by Robert Voss, of Dorchester in said County, Gentleman, 
Have Given, Granted, bargained, sold, enfeeoffed and confirmed, and 
by these Presents do hereby give, grant bargaine, Sell, enfeofiee and 
confirm unto the said Robert Voss his Heirs and Assigns Forever, 

All that Dwelling House and Farm where now Nicholas Wood 
dwells ; with the Barn, Cow House, Out House and Yards, Orchards, 
and Gardens ; with what Fences and Privileges to the said House is 
thereunto belonging, with all appurtenances belonging or appertain- 
ing, with Ten Acres of Upland and Meadow more or less within the 
close, lying about the said House and upon which the said House 
standeth. 

Also a Parcel of Land about Tenne Acres, more or Less, lying be- 
tweene the Calf Pasture and Robert Redman's. 

Also One Hundred Acres of Upland more or less in a Plain called 
the Great Plaine, about a Mile from the said House, most of it fenced 
in. ' 

Also Twenty Acres of Meadow joyning the said Hundred Acres, 
near Little River on the South side thereof. 

Also One half of the Division which the said John Glover purchased 
in the time of his life of John Phillips, the said half containing Sixty- 
Four Acres or thereabouts. It to be of that part of the Division that 
butts upon or is nearest adjoyning the said Farm. 

Also One half of the Five Divisions of Commons that were the said 
Mr. John Glover's, owned undivided before his death, lying on 
the West side of the said before named, that were the Divisions 
of said John Phillips, containing about Forty Acres More or 
Less ; to be laid out at that end of said Divisions that is nearest the 
said Farm. Also half the Divisions that were the Divisions of the said 
Mr. John Glover in the time of his life properly belonging to himself 
elsewhere, that lye in common on the South side of the Naponsett 
River so far as the Blew Hills. 

Also One half of Five Divisions which the said Mr. John Glover 
purchased in the time of his life of several other Persons on the south 
side of said River. 

Also Forty Acres of Meadow lying on the South side of the said 
River Neponsett near to Mr. Glover's sons Fai-m. 

Also Forty acres of Upland near or about the Blew Hills. 

Also a Certain Tract of Land lying by the Out side of the fence 
towards the Playne as it is now bounded with a straight line between 
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66 MEMORIALS AND GENEALOGIES. 

the lands of several other men, with all Timber, Woods, Underwoods 
upon any part of the said premises, fallen or unfallen. 

Also Three quarters of Land for a Landing place adjoyning to the 
Eiver Neponsett, below Mr. Stoughton's Mill. 

Also Six Acres of Salt Marsh which the said Mr. John Glover 
Deceased, in his Life time purchased of the Town of Dorchester, that 
formerly did belong unto the House that the said Town purchased of 
one Mrs. Hill, and lying upon the South side of the said River where 
the said Marsh Lot was, and now in the tenure and occupation of 
Stephen Kinsley. 

Excepting and reserving unto ourselves the said Mrs. Anna Glover, 
Mr. Habackuk Glover, Mr. John Glover, Mr. Nathaniel Glover, and 
Mr. Peletiah Glover, Our Heirs and Assigns forever, the liberty of 
the said landing place for her or their necessary Use. As also liberty 
of passage to and from said landing to the Highway ; and of all 
such passages belonging to said farm or the before reserved and de- 
mised premises, for her or their, or any of their necessary use. 

To Have and to Hold the before mentioned and bargained Promises, 
butted and bounded as aforesaid, of all and singular the Appurtenan- 
ces thereunto belonging. 

Except what was before Excepted to the said Robert Voss, his 
Heirs and Assigns Forever. And that the said Mrs. Anna Glover, Mr, 
Habakuck Glover, Mr. John Glover, Mr. Nathaniel Glover, and Mr. 
Peletiah Glover, their Heirs, Executors, Administrators and Assigns, 
now is the first conveyance * * to the said Robert Voss, his 
Heirs and Assigns forever, by these Presents that now is the first 
Estate and conveyance and assurance of the above mentioned Premises, 
and every part thereof with their appurtenances unto him the said 
Robert Voss, his Heirs and Assigns forever. According to the true 
intent and meaning of these Presents, and shall stand seized of them 
in the Premises or every of them with their appurtenances, in their 
or every of their Own Right to give, convey of their own * * * 
The said Anna for the term of her natural Life, and the said Mr. 
Habackuk, John, Nathaniel and Peletiah as an Estate of Inheritance 
as true and lawful heirs of the said John Glover, Esq., and of the said 
Anna their Mother according to the gifts and bequests the said 
Mr. John Glover Deceased gave to her. 

And are the true, proper and Lawful owners of all and every of the 
before mentioned Premises and of every part and parcel thereof with 
their appurtenances in nature as before expressed. 

And have good right and Lawful authority to give, grant, bargain, 
sell and convey the same Premises with all their appurtenances unto 
the said Robert Voss, his Heirs and Assigns, in full manner and form 
as before in these Presents is mentioned and declared. 

And the said Anna Glover, Habackuk Glover, John Glover, Na- 
thaniel Glover and Peletiah Glover, for themselves, their Heirs and 
Assigns, Executors, or Administrators, further Covenant and grant to 
and with the said Robert Voss, his Heirs and Assigns, Executors and 
Administrators by these Presents, that the said Premises and every 
part and parcel of them with their :ip[)urtonances now and at all 
times hereafter shall remain and abide unto the said Robert Voss 



JOHN GLOVER, OF DORCHESTER, 67 

his Heirs and Assigns Forever, freely acquitted, Exonerated and dis- 
charg-ed as aforesaid, from time to time and at all times hereafter 
fully secured and defended from all manner of former bargains, g'ifts, 
grants, mortgages. Leases, Joj^ntures, Executions and incumbrances 
whatsoever from the said Anna Glover, Hubackuk Glover, John Glo- 
ver, Nathaniel Glover and Peletiah Glover, or any of them or their 
Heirs, or any person claiming under them the said Anna Glover, Ha- 
bakuck Glover, John Glover, Nathaniel Glover and Peletiah Glover 
in the before mentioned and bargained Premises unto the said Robert 
Voss his Heirs and Assigns forever. 

And the said Anna Glover, Habackuk Glover, John Glover, Na- 
thaniel Glover and Pelatiah Glover, and their Heirs and Assigns, Ex- 
ecutors and Administrators shall cause to be delivered unto the said 
Robert Voss, His Heirs and Assigns, All Writings, Deeds, Evidences 
and whatsoever, answering to the Premises, of true Copies and Plans, 
wherein the said Premises or any part thereof is intermixed with other 
Lands in the Possession of the said Anna Glover, Habakuck Glover, 
John Glover, Nathaniel Glover and Peletiah Glover, if he the said 
Voss shall have just ground and reason to require them. 

Provided, however, that in case the aforesaid sum of Three Hun- 
dred and Four score Pounds Sterling be not paid according to the 
several obligations given by the said Robert Voss, Then he the said 
Robert Voss stands bound to the said Mrs. Anna Glover, * * * 
bearing date the llth day of the fifth month, called July, in the year 
of our Lord 1654, according to the several times and Payments as all 
provisions of Payments in the said obligations expressed in part or 
in the whole at the time and at all times hereafter * * * 
And it shall be lawful for the said Anna, Habakuck, John, Na- 
thaniel and Peletiah, her or their Heirs and Assigns, Executors and 
administrators, to enter in and upon the Premises and to hold posses- 
sion as in their former Rights. 

Li Witness whereof, the said Anna Glover, Habakuck Glover, John 
Glover, Nathaniel Glover and Peletiah Glover have hereunto set our 
hands and seals this Thirteenth day of the fifth Month (July) in the 
Year of our Lord 1654. Anna Glover, 

Habakuck Glover, 
Signed , sealed and delivered in presence of John Glover, 

Humphrey Atherton, Nathaniel Glover, 

Richard Mayor, Peletiah Glover, 

John Wallys, 

Robert Howard. 

Entered and Recorded Oct. 4, 1654, Edward Rawson, 

Recorder. 
[SuflF. Records, Vol. 2, fol. 60.] 

On the margin : 

Know all 3fen by these Presents, that Mrs. Anna Glover, Habackuk 
Glover and John Glover do Authorize Nathaniel Glover, one of the said 
Venders, to give Possession unto Robert Voss of Dorchester of the 
Houses and Lands contained in the within written order or convey- 



68 



MEMORIALS AND GENEALOGIES. 



ance after the order lately enacted in a session of the General Court, 
in the Year 1652, In witness whereof we have thereunto set our 
Hands and Seals. Anna Glover, 

Habakuck Glover, 
John Glover. 

Seizing of possession accordingly given of the said Houses and of 
the said Lands in the name of the Whole, 

In the presence of (Signed) John Gloa'er. 

John Spig, 

Nicholas Wood. 

Mrs. Anna Glover lived about sixteen years after the death of her 
husband, and died at her mansion house in Boston, in the 11th month 
of 1670-71. 



16 : 11 : 1670-Tl. Administration was granted on the Estate of 
Mrs. Anna Glover to John Glover, her younger son (by consent of i 
Habackuk Glover, his elder brother), he bringing an Inventory of said I 
Estate and giving security to administer thereon according to law. I 

An Inventory of the Goods and Estate of Mrs. Anna Glover of 
Boston deceased, taken and prized by the subscribers the day | 
abovesaid. I 

Imp'^. One Feather bed, boulster and pillows 

Another Boulster and pillows 

Her Wearing Apparel 

Small Rugg ...... 

2 Old Rugs 

Curtain Stuff 

Linen ....... 

4 Chairs ...... 

2 pots, one Iron, the other brass 

2 pot hooks or Racks .... 

pr Tongs and Candlestick 

Silver Spoon 

One and One Chamber 

Debt in the hands of Robert Vose . 
Debt in the hands of Jonathan Lewis . 
Debt in the hands of Thomas Brouffhton 



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John Glover made oath this 16 : 11 : 1670-71, before the Governor 
Richard Bellingham, Esq. and Edward Tyng, Esq., that this is a true 
Inventory of the Estate of his late Mother, Mrs. Anna Glover, and 
that when he knows more he will disclose the same. 

Attest : Freegrace Bendall. 



A donation of £10 is credited to Mrs. Glover on the records of 
Harvard College, under date of 1642, as a gift towards furnishing 



JOHN GLOVER, OF DORCHESTER. 69 

books for the College Library. Other instances appear of her en- 
larged benevolence and of her hospitality. The name of her family 
has not been ascertained, although diligently sought for; nor has 
even a clue to her origin or English life been discovered by the ex- 
amination of any records found here. But through her New England 
life and acts, aided by tradition, she has become known to us as a 
woman of superior endowments, and of remarkable grace and dig- 
nity of manners, well fitting her high station. She was a church 
member beforeher emigration. Her name appears on the records of 
the Dorchester Church, 23 : 6 : 1636. She remained in that connec- 
tion about twenty-five years, and on the 4: 9 : 1660, was dismissed to 
join the old Church at Boston. She was received there 1 : 3 : 1661, 
and continued a member until her death. She stands at the head 
of the descending generations as their first American ancestress, and 
her Christian name has been perpetuated among them successively to 
the present time. 

Mr. Glover^s Newbury Farm. 

Mr. Thomas Newbury, who came from England in the same ship 
with Mr. John Glover, was fii'st in possession of this farm, by grants 
of land from the Proprietors of Dorchester, and by purchase from 
Mr. Pynchon, who removed to Springfield and became one of its 
first founders. 

The following extracts are from the Proprietors' Records : 

1634. "It is ordered that Mr. Newbury, shall have Thirty Acres 
for the purchase that he bought of Mr. Pyncheon ; the house that 
Mr. Pyncheon built; and Forty Acres of Upland ground to the 
house; and Forty Acres of Marsh and Twenty acres of Neck in 
Brantry Neck." Mr. Newbury's one hundred acres to be laid out 
to him next Israel Stoughton's, six miles above his mill at Neponset 
River. 

" Likewise it is ordered and agreed upon, that Whereas Mr. New. 
bury hath relinquished a former Grant of Forty-one Acres of Marsh 
and Twenty Acres of Upland in Squantum Neck, he is now to have 
all the land from his house to Mr. Wilson's Farm, in consideration 
thereof" 

There appears to have been no deed given to Mr. Glover, but the 
title was confirmed to him by the heirs of Mr. Newbury, and is re- 
corded on the records of the General Court at Boston, as follows : 



70 MEMORIALS AND GENEALOGIES. ' 

1645. "Upon petition of the lieirs of Mr. Thomas Newbury, viz,^ 
Henry Wolcott, Daniel Clark, Joseph Newbury, Mr. John Warham 
and William Gaylord, in tlie behalf of the three youngest daughters 
that the farm bought of Mr. Pyncheon with its appurtenances, the 
Sixteen Acre lott, with the Barn upon it, and Forty Rods in the 
Little Neck, should be ratified and confirmed to Mr. John Glover." 

Oct. 2, 1645. " In Answer to the Petition of the Children an.. 
Executrix and Overseers of the Last Will and Testament of Mr. 
Thomas Newbury, late of Dorchester, Deceased, for the confirma- 
tion of the said Farm of said Thomas Newbury to Mr. John Glover, 
of Dorchester, of Whom they acknowledge to have received full 
satisfaction, and in consideration thereof, their Petition is hereby 
Granted, and the farm confirmed to the said John Glover and to his 
lieii's and Assigns forever." 

This farm, containing four hundred acres, was situated in Dorches- 
ter, on the south side of the Neponset River, and was bounded on the 
north by the River, on the south by Mr. Wilson's farm in Braintree, 
on the east by the sea at low water mark, and on the west extended 
to near the bounds of what is now Milton, a precinct of Dorchester 
until 1662. Li 1640 the whole farm passed into the possession of 
Mr. Glover, Mr. Newbury relinquishing, with the intention of remov- 
ing to Connecticut River. Mr. Glover leased the farm to John Gill 
and Roger Billings. There were two houses upon it — one built by 
Mr. Newbury, and occupied as his homestead, the other built by Mr. 
Pynchon. The lessees occupied these houses, and carried on the 
farm, paying an annual rent. Mr. Glover owned the stock and farm- 
ing utensils ; also the furniture of the houses. He gave it the name 
of " Newbury Farm." In 1649 he renewed the lease to John Gill 
and Roger Billings for another term of ten years. They were the 
occupants there at the time of Mr. Glover's death, in 1653, and con- 
tinued there for some time after, the lease being renewed by his 
heirs. 

By his last will Mr. Glover reserved the income of his Newbury 
Farm as the dower of his widow, who dying in 1670, the estate re- 
verted to his four sons, and was for the next ten years owned con- 
jointly by Mr, Habackuk Glover of Boston, Mr, John Glover of 
Boston, the heirs of Mr. Nathaniel Glover of Dorchester, and the 
Rev. Pelatiah Glover of Springfield. They continued the lease to 
Roger Billings, Sen., until the year 1680, at which time they had a 



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JOHN GLOVEB7 OF DORCHESTER. 71 



survey made of the farm, and a plan drawn indicating the divisions 
and sub-divisions, according to the purport of the will and each one's 
right of inheritance. They entered into the following agreement at 
this time, bearing date with the plan. 

Glover's Agreement (a Qiiadripartition). 

Articles of Agreement Quadripartite, Indented, made and conclu- 
ded upon the Twelfth day of November, Anno Domini One Thousand 
Six Hundred and Eighty, between 

1. Thomas Hinckley of Barnstable, in the Colony of New Plymouth 
in New England, Escf . on the behalf of himself, and 

Nathaniel Glover, son of Mr. Nathaniel Glover, late of Dorchester, 
in the Colony of Massachusetts in New England, Deceased, on the 
One part ; And 

2. Habakuck Glover of Boston, in New England aforesaid, on the 
Second part ; and 

3. John Glover of Boston aforesaid, merchant, on the Third part ; and 

4. Pclatiah Glover of Springfield, in the Colony of Massachusetts in 
New England, Clergyman, on the Fourth part, are a& followeth : 

Imp. That the said Thomas Hinckley, in behalf of himself and the 
said Nathaniel Glover, and the said Habakuck Glover, do hereby 
Covenant and Promise, agree and grant to, and with the said John 
Glover and Pelatiah Glover so far as their, or either of their interests 
doth extend, that they the said John and Pelatiah Glover shall have 
and enjoy to their own proper Use and Uses, All the Rents, Profits, 
Benefits and improvements which are arising or growing from, or 
issuing out of, a Certain Farm, scituate and lying within the Township 
of Dorchester in the Colony of Massachusetts, Commonly called and 
kno^yn by the name of the Newberry Farm, said Farm formerly be- 
longing unto Mr. John Glover, Esq., Deceased, and now in the tenure 
and occupation of Roger Billings for the full term of Three years 
from the Twenty fifth day of March last past (1680) before the date 
of these presents : from thence next ensuing and fully to be complet- 
ed and ended. 

In consideration whereof, the said John Glover for himself, his 
heirs, Executors, Administrators and Assigns ; and also for, and in 
the name and behalf of his Uncle William Glover of Prescott, in the 
County of Lancaster in the Kingdom of Great Britain ; 

the which he the said John Glover is Attorney to the 
said William Glover ; 

and Pelatiah Glover for himself and his heirs and Executors and Ad- 
ministrators and Assigns ; and also for and in the name and behalf 
of his brother Thomas Glover, of the City of London in the said 
Kingdom of Great Britain, Merchant, 

Have remised, released, and forever quitclaimed, and do by these 
presents, for their several and perspective heirs, Executors and Ad- 
ministrators and assigns, do remise, release and forever quitclaim 
unto the said Thomas Hinckley, Nathaniel Glover and Habakuck 
Glover, and each and every of them, and each and every of their 
heirs, Executors and Administrators and Assigns. 



72 MEMORIALS AND GENEALOGIES. j 

And all manner of suites, actions, causes, or causes of actions, con- j 
troversies, bills, bonds, accounts, reconings, sum or sums of Money, 
rents, moveables, Houses, Lands, tenements, Judgments, Executions, i 
and demands whatsoever which they the said Thomas Glover, William I 
Glover, John Glover and Pelatiah Glover, or either or any of them; 
ever had, or either or any of their heirs, Executors, Administrators, j 
or assigns, or either or any of them can or may have in, for or against | 
the said Thomas Hinckley, Nathaniel Glover and Habakuck Glover, 
their heirs, Executors, Administrators or Assigns, for or by reason of 
their father the said John Glover's Estate, or any thing relating to 
the said Farm in the Last Will and Testament of the said John Glo- 
ver, Esq., Deceased, Excepting only that the said Pelatiah Glover 
doth hereby except his own personal interest in the farm that is now 
in possession of Robert Vose, of Milton, in New England aforesaid, | 
and his assigns. And it is mutually agreed between the said parties i 
to these Presents, in manner and form following (that is to say) that! 
at the expiration of the above said Term of three years, the aforesaid ' 
Farm Commonly called and known by the name of the "Newberry' 
Farm," shall be divided into four equal parts, according to the tenor, i 
purpose and true meaning of the last Will and Testament of (Mr.) I 
John Glover, Esq'', deceased. And also, as well Thomas Glover audi 
William Glover, as the several parties above mentioned, shall have, | 
retain, and keep, possess and enjoy all such part and parts of that 
Estate as did formerly belong to John Glover, Esq"", deceased, and the i 
Rents and proceeds of the said Estate or any part thereof, which is ! 
now in their several or respective hands, custody and possession, | 
without any manner of trouble, molestation or disturbance whatso- j 
ever of either or any of the said parties, their heirs, Executors, and I 
Administrators and Assigns. 

And for the true and real observation and performance of all and i 
singular, the covenants, promises and agreements, and of all other 1 
things above rehearsed, the said parties have bound, and hereby do | 
bind themselves, their heirs. Executors and Administrators and [ 
Assigns, unto the other heirs, Executors, Administrators and Assigns, j 
in the penal sum of One thousand Pounds lawful money of New j 
England well and truly to be paid by virtue of these presents. [ 

Li Witness Whereof, the parties first above mentioned and named i 
to these present articles, interchangeably their hands and scales have 
set the day and year first above Written. { 

Thomas Hinckley, | 

Signed, sealed and delivered in Habakuck Glover, i 

presence of us, John Glover, I 

Elisha Cooke, Pelatiah Glover. I 

John Hayward. i 

This Instrument was acknowledged by the abovenamed Thomas 
Hinckley, Habakuck Glover, John Glover and Pelatiah Glover, as 
their free will act and deed, this Twelfth day of November, One thou- 
sand six hundred and Eighty (Nov. 12"', 1680), before 

William Stoughton. 
Joseph Dudley, 
John Richards. 

Entered and Recorded on Suffolk Records of Deeds, 
Nov. 19, 1680. 



JOHN GLOYER, OF DORCHESTER. 73 

Oct. 8, 1681, Mr. Habackuk Glover, of Boston, sold and con- 
firmed his one fourth part of Newbury farm to Roger Billings, as 
marked on the plan. Consideration one hundred and seventy pounds. 
Signed by Habackuk Glover and Hannah Glover. 

In 1686, Mr. John Glover, of Boston, conveyed and confirmed to 
his " beloved Nephew, Nathaniel Glover, eldest son to his brother 
Nathaniel Glover, of Dorchester, who died in 1657," " one twelfth 
part of tliis farm, which fell to the share of Anna Glover, now wife 
unto William Rawson and one of the heirs of his said brother Na- 
thaniel, and conveyed by her to her Uncle John Glover." Signed 
John Glover and Elizabeth Glover. From 1686 to 1692, the farm 
was owned conjointly by Mr. John Glover, of Boston, in his own 
right one fourth ; Roger Billings, in right of Habackuk, one fourth ; 
Nathaniel Glover, Sen., eldest son of Mr. Nathaniel Glover, of Dor- 
chester, deceased, in his own right of inheritance, one twelfth, and 
by purchase of his brother John Glover (cooper), one twelfth, and 
by Deed of Gift, from his uncle John Glover, of the remaining one 
twelfth part which " accrued to his sister Mrs. Anna Rawson, as her 
right of inheritance, being the only daughter of Mr. Nathaniel Glo- 
ver of Dorchester deceased — which last named three twelfths com^ 
prised one fourth ; and the Rev. Pelatiah Glover, of Springfield, one 
fourth. 

Rev. Pelatiah Glover dying in 1692, his share, or one fourth part? 
devolved on his son Pelatiah Glover, Jr., of Springfield, who sold it 
in 1699 to Nathaniel Glover, Sen., and William Rawson. The farm 
was then owned conjointly by the heirs of Roger Billings, one fourth ; 
Nathaniel Glover, Sen., in his own right, one fourth ; Mr. John Glo- 
ver, of Boston, one fourth; Nathaniel Glover, Sen., and William 
Rawson, one fourth, in the right of Pelatiah Glover, Jr. 

In 1700, they made a new division among themselves, and with. 
Roger and Ebcnezer Billings, sons to Roger Billings, Sen. 

Nathaniel Glover, Sen., was a retainer of both houses, and all the 
out buildings, with his share of the land ; he removed there and be- 
came an occupant in 1700. He remained in possession until his 
death, which occurred in 1723-4, about twenty-four years. At his 
death he left his house and homestead by Deed of Gift to his young- 
est son, Mr. Thomas Glover, Esq., reserving the right of dower for 
his widow. 

Mr. Thomas Glover, of the fourth generation, owned and occupied 
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74 MEMORIALS AND GENEALOGIES. 

it ui^til his death in 1758, a period of thirty-four years, and Iiacl 
twelve children born to him there, by his wife Elizabeth Cloiigh. He 
left it by will to his two youngest sons, William and Ebeuezer. They 
owned it conjointly for a time, when they divided, and Ebenezer 
retained the homestead, comprising the houses and land which lay 
convenient to it. In 1798, Ebenezer Glover, successor to Thomas, 
took away the old house and built a new one just in the rear of the 
old cellar. It is still standing, having been remodelled and repaired 
several times. Ebenezer Glover occupied and was in possession 
nearly fifty years. He had three children born to him there, by his 
wives Sarah Wadsworth and Mary Davenport, and left it by will, in 
1807, to his only son, Benjamin Wadsworth Glover, who succeeded 
him and occupied there until his death in 1814 — a period of seven 
years. By his wife Mehetable Willard Baxter, he had two sons i 
born to him there. In 1823, the homestead estate of Newbury Farm 
was settled on his eldest son, Horatio N. Glover, Esq., who succeeded 
to the occupancy, and had ten children born to him there, by his wife 
Martha Turpin Hovey. At his death, in 1863, he had been in pos- 
session forty years, and had made great improvements on the build- 
ings and land. The estate is now, in 1866, held in trust by his I 
widow and his sons Horatio N. and William B. Glover, Esqs. 

Thus it appears that Mr. Glover's Newbury Farm, which was pos- | 
sessed by him in 1640, has passed down in a direct line of succes- 1 
sion, through his descendants, until it has reached the eighth genera- 
tion, covering a period of two hundred and twenty-six years. 

Undivided Lands apportioned to Mr. Glover in the Three Divisions j 
Dorchester Nech, and in Dorchester New Grant. 

The members of the London Joint Stock Company were entitled 
to a share of two hundred acres of land for every fifty pounds ad- 
ventured, and additional acres under other conditions, or according 
to the men they employed in their business, and the number of their 
servants. As soon as practicable after their settlement at Dorches- 
ter, apportionments were made by the Proprietors, to each man, ac- 
cording to the laws of the Company. 

The following apportionments Avere made to Mr. Glover, and re- 
corded on the Proprietors' Records. 

"March, 1636. It is ordered that Mr. Glover shall have Thirty 
Acres of land and Meadow beyond Neponset River, about one mile 



JOHN GLOVER, OF DORCHESTER. 75 

from the Mill, in Lieu of a Twenty Acre Lott which he leaves to the 
Plantation, in the Great lotts beyond the Fresh Marsh." " The pro- 
portion which Mr. Glover is to have in the lands on the Neck is 
Twenty Acres, and the same in the Cow pasture." 

''26 (3) 1644. It is ordered that Mr. Glover shall have that 
Upland he so much dcsireth, being- and lying to the Brook from the 
Upper part of the Great Plain, beyond his farm ; the said John Glo- 
ver giving Upland and Meadow for the same, to the Town, out of 
his own Propriety of the ' Three Divisions,' or out of the next land 
divisible or elsewhere to the full value according to the Judgment 
of Nathaniel Duncan, Thomas Jones, William Sumner, Hopestill 
Foster and William Blake." 

Mr. Glover had lands apportioned to him on Dorchester Neck 
(now South Boston), some of which he sold (29 : 6 : 1644), to Nich- 
olas Ball, as follows : 

"Land in' the great Neck in the further end of his lott; together 
with half of the Way granted and quality considered : said land lying 
next to the Moat of the Neck on the further end of his lott. To 
have and to hold to the aforesaid Nicholas Ball, and to his heirs for- 
ever. Whereby the aforesaid John Glover doth acknowledge to have 
had full satisfaction for the aforesaid Tract." 

Dorchester New Grant, in which were comprised the Proprietors 
Undivided Lands, extended from the Blue Hills southward to the 
Colony line which separated it from the Plymouth Colony. The 
lines were run parallel from North to South. The swamps were 
set off as the " Twenty-five Divisions ; " the Upland was, when divid- 
ed, called the " Twelve Divisions " of land. The Proprietors were 
an organized body, and received their proportions according to the 
stock invested and accredited to them on the Company's Records. 

"In the years 1636, 1637, and 1638, the lands in 'Dorchester New 
Grant ' were ordered to be divided, in such proportions that Mr. 
Glover, of Dorchester, one of the Original Proprietors, should have 
Thirty-Six Acres, two quarters and Twenty-five Rods out of every 
Division of land." 

" 7 (4) 1642. It was agreed that Mr. John Glover, being one 
of the Original Proprietors of the Town of Dorchester, should with 
Mr. Baker and Mr. Breck, run the line at the head of Braintry 
Bounds ; and then run the line unto the Country for the laying out of 
the New Grant." 



76 MEMORIALS AND GENEALOGIES. 

The line was accordingly run about that time, but the divisions 
were not made until 1667. 

" At a General Town Meeting (1 : 1 : 1667), in the Town of Dor- 
chester, It was voted that there should be Twelve Divisions laid out 
altogether, in the good land beyond the Blue Hills. The first lott to 
l3e nearest the Town ; and so each man to have his lott successively 
in the Good land Lotts lying so near as may be, not above Eight 
Score or Two hundred Rods long. And, if it so turn out that a 
Plott of bad land falls in a lott, then allowance may be made by the 
Surveyor and those men that the Town shall appoint to go with him." 

Another survey was made, commencing in the year 1714, and end- 
ing in the year 1716. Most of the original proprietors had passed 
away before this last was undertaken, and the allotments were made 
to their grandchildren or their legal representatives. 

In the " Twenty-five Divisions," there was allotted and laid out 
to Mr. Glover, in the year 1716, 

9th Division — Burnt Swamp and Iron Mine Meadow, 12 acres. 

48th Division — Dead Swamp, 10 acres. 

45th Division — Purgatory Swamp, 45 acres. 

At the western extremity of the New Grant, where the towns of 
Foxboro' and Wreutham now meet, there was laid out to him one 
thousand acres in five hundred acre lots. 

In the Twelve Divisions of Upland, there were apportioned and | 
laid out to him two hundred acres in the 48th lot. 

In the 67th lot, Twelve Divisions, three hundred acres (sold by 
his heirs to Nathaniel Stearns). 

These two last lots of two and three hundred acres were in the 
South precinct of Dorchester, which was subsequently set oft* from 
Dorchester and took the name of Stoughton. 

Final Settlement of the Estate of t/tc Hon. John Glover, Esq., of Boston. 
March 19, 1724. Suffolk ss. Vol. 67, pp. 213, 214, 215. 

Wliereus John Glover, Esq., of Boston, in the County of Suffolk, 
and in liis Majesty's Province of Massachnsotts Bay, in New England, 
by his last Will and Testament did therein g^ive and bequeathe unto 
his five sons, viz., Thomas Glover, Nathaniel Glover, Ilabackuk Glo- 
ver, John Glover and Pclatiah Glover, Several Tracts of Land, Hous- 
ing, Moneys, and other Estate, as expressed in and by his last Will 
and Testament, dated the Eleventh day of April, 1653, as upon record 
may appear : All of Avhich eaid lands. Housing and other Estate, as 
expressed in said Will, was prized to each son, viz.: To 



JOHN GLOVER, OP DORCHESTER. 77 

Thomas Glover, of London, in the Kingdom of Great Britain ; 

Nathaniel Glover, of Dorchester, in New England ; 

Hahackuk Glover, of Boston, in New England ; 

John Glover, of Boston, in New England aforesaid ; And 

Pelatiah Glover, of Springfield, in New England ; 
and delivered and paid ; and the said Will being fully performed and 
finished and completed. We who have hereto subscribed do own and 
acknowledge. 

And Whereas, there was also belonging unto the said John Glover, 
Esq., considerable former and after divisions, in the Common and 
Undivided Lands in the Township of Dorchester and elsewhere, none 
of which was laid out to him in his life time, nor by the said John 
Glover devised, either before or at his death, to any person or per- 
sons Whatsoever, and as to which he died intestate ; All which Com- 
mon and Undivided Lands still do remain to be divided among the 
heirs and Legal Representatives of the aforesaid five sons, viz., 
Thomas Glover of London, Nathaniel Glover of Dorchester, Haback- 
uk Glover of Boston, John Glover of Boston, and Pelatiah Glover 
of Springfield, heirs of the above-named John Glover, who are just- 
ly entitled to and do own one full share or part each, of the above- 
said common and Undivided Lands. 

And We whose names are hereto subscribed, do also hereby bind 
and oblige Ourselves, Our heirs, Executors, Administrators and As- 
signs in the full sum of Five Hundred Pounds, Currant Money of 
New England aforesaid, never in any Wise, to, or by any means, dis- 
pute or disallow or contest the same, but always and forever hereaf- 
ter to allow the same thereof 

In Testimony Whereof, We have hereunto set our hands and seals. 
This Twenty fouz'th day of December, One Thousand Seven Hundred 
and Twenty four, and in the Eleventh Year of his Majesty's Reign, 
Our Sovereign Lord George the Second, King of Great Britain. 

Nathaniel Glover, and a seale. Wm. Rawson & Anne Rawson. 

Nathaniel Rawson. Mary Glover. 

Pelatiah Rawson. Hannah Glover. 

Thomas Smith. Elizabeth Glover. 

John Smith, John Glover. 

John Jeffries and Anne JefiTries. Thomas Glover. [and a seale. 

Rebecca Gore. John Glover, cordwainer. 

Signed, Sealed and delivered by Nathaniel Glover, Nathaniel Raw- 
son and Pelatiah Rawson, Thomas Smith and John Smith, in presence 
of Us, Jonathan Waldo and David Butler. 

Also Signed, Sealed and delivered b}^ John Jeffries, Anne Jeffries^ 
and Rebecca Gore, in Presence of Jonathan Waldo and David Butler- 
Signed, Sealed and delivered by William Rawson and Anne Raw- 
son, in Presence of Us, Mercy-f- Wells and Thomas Wells, Nathaniel 
Glover. "^"^ '^'^'^^^ 

Signed, Sealed and delivered by Mary Glover, Hannah Glover, and 
Elizabeth Glover, in Presence of Us, Roger Billings and Elizabeth 
Glover. 

Signed, Sealed and delivered by John Glover, in Presence of Us, 
John Quincy and Hannah Glover. 
8* 



78 MEMORIALS AND GENEALOGIES. 

Signed, Sealed and delivered by Thomas Glover, in presence of Us,i 
Cornelius Thayer, Isaac Casno. I 

The Instrument on the other side, Signed, Sealed and delivered by I 
John Glover, in Presence of Us, Cornelius Thayer and Isaac Casno. 

Suffolk ss. Dec. 24, 1124. 

Nathaniel Glover, Nathaniel Rawson, Pelatiah Rawson, Thomas 
Smith and John Smith, subscribed to the within written Instrument, 
and personally appearing freely acknowledged this Instrument to be 
their free Will, Act and deed, January 14, 1724-5, before mo, 

John Chandler. 

William Rawson and Anne Rawson, Mary Glover, Hannah Glover, 
Elizabeth Glover and John Glover, personally appeared and sevei-ally 
acknowledged the above written Instrument to be their free Will, act 
and deed, before me, John Quincy, January 28, 1724-5. 

Mr. Thomas Glover appeared personally and acknowledged the 
above written Instrument, on the other side, to be his free Will, Act 
and deed, before me, Samuel Checkley, Esq. 

Boston, March 19, 1724. 

John Glover, Cordwainer, appeared personally and acknowledged 
the above written Instrument, on the other side, to be his free Will, 
act and deed, before me, Samuel Checkley, Justice of the Peace. 

Entered, Examined and Recorded in the Registry of Deeds for the 
County of Suffolk, February 22, 1743. Ezekiel Goldthwait, 

Begistrar of Deeds for Svffolk County. 

Shubael Seaver's Deposition. 

Roxbury, May 11, 1725. Liber 67, folio 214. j 

Shubael Seaver, aged about Eighty-Seven years, Testifieth and 
saith that formerly he well knew John Glover, Esq., of Boston, who 
was one of the Original Proprietors of Dorchester and Boston. And 
that he also knew his Five sons, viz. : Thomas Glover, that went for 
England ; Nathaniel Glover, of Dorchester ; Habackuk Glover, of 
Boston, married to Mrs. Hannah Eliot, daughter of the Rev"^ John 
Eliot, formerly of Roxbury. And that he well knew Mrs. Rebecca 
Glover, daughter to the aforenamed Habackuk Glover and Hannah 
Eliot, and that the said Rebecca Glover married with Capt" Thomas 
Smith of Boston, now deceased, and that Mr. Thomas Smith and John 
Smith, now of Boston, and their Sisters, are the reputed children of 
the aforenamed Capt" Thomas Smith and Rebecca Glover his wife. 

Shubael Seaver. 

Boston, May 23, 1726. Shubael Seaver personally 
appeared and made Oath to the truth of the above 
written Statement by him subscribed in Perpetual 
Memoriam, before Us, Samuel Checkley, 

Habijah Savage. 

Entered, Examined and Recorded at the Registry of Deeds for 
S'Uffolk County, Boston, February 2, 1748. Ezekiel Goldthwait, 

Begisti'ar. 



JOHN GLOVER, OP DORCHESTER. 79 

Joshua Seaver^s Deposition. 
May 11, 1725. Liber 67, folio 215. 

Joshua Seaver, aged Eighty-four Years, Testifyeth and Saith, that 
when he was young he well knew Mr. John Glover, of Dorchester 
(otherwise called John Glover, Esq.), he being then one of the Ori- 
ginal Proprietors of Dorchester and Boston ; and also he knew him 
afterwards when he was one of the Magistrates of this Province, and 
dwelt at Boston in the house now possessed by Capt" Thomas Smith, 
and that he also knew Four of the sons of the said John Glover, Esq., 
viz. : Nathaniel Glover of Dorchester, Habackuk Glover of Boston, and 
his son John Glover of Boston, and Pelatiah Glover of Springfield ; and 
that this deponent entered into the family of the Rev'^ Mr. John Eliot, 
of Ptoxbury, deceased, to dwell with him, on the same day that the 
aforenamed Habackuk Glover was married unto Mrs. Hannah Eliot, 
only daughter of the aforesaid John Eliot. 

And that this deponent was one of the family and in service of the 
said John Eliot when Ptebecca Glover, daughter of the said Habackuk 
Glover and Hannah Eliot, was born there (in Roxbury). And that 
he continued to dwell in the aforesaid family until the said Rebecca 
Glover was married to Capt. Thomas Smith of Boston, deceased. And 
that Capt" Thomas Smith and Mr. John Smith now of Boston, with 
their sisters, are the reputed children of the aforesaid Capt" Thomas 
Smith and Rebecca Glover his Wife. 

Suffolk ss. Roxbury, May 11, 1725. 

Mr. Joshua Seaver personally appearing, made Oath in perpetual 
Memoriam to the above-written statements subscribed before us, 

Samuel Checkley and 
Samuel Sewall, Esqrs. 
Entered, Examined and Recorded on the Register of Deeds for Suf- 
folk County at Boston, February 22, 1743. Ezekiel Goldthwait, 

Registrar of Deeds for County of Suffolk. 

Deposition of Nathaniel Glover, Jr., of Dorchester, Great Grandson to 
Mr. John Glover of Dorchester and Boston. 

The Deposition of Nathaniel Glover of Dorchester, aged about 49 
years, Testifieth and saith that he very well knew Mr. Habackuk 
Glover, formerly of Boston, when he dwelt in the House now possess- 
ed and occupied by Mr. Thomas Smith in Boston, and that he also 
knew Mr. John Glover when he dwelt in Seven Stars lane, or Sum- 
mer Street, in Boston ; and that the said Habackuk Glover, John 
Glover and Pelatiah Glover, late of Springfield, Deceased, and Tho- 
mas Glover, Esq., of London, Eng., deceased, and Nathaniel Glover, 
deceased. Grandfather of this deponent, were all reputed brothers, 
and also the Five reputed sons of Mr. John Glover, alias John Glo- 
ver Esq,, formerly of Dorchester and Boston. And this deponent 
turtlicr saith, that Mr. Thomas Smith, Mr. John Smith, Anne Kay, 
Elizabeth Brenton, Rebecca Gore, and Anne Jeffries, are all of them 
the reputed grandchildren of the aforesaid Habackuk Glover. 

(Signed) Nathaniel Glover, Boston, March 25, 1725. 



80 MEMORIALS AND GENEALOGIES. 

Nathaniel Glover, Jr., personally appeared and made Oath to the 
truth of the above written Statement, Instrument and Deposition 
subscribed by him in perpetual memoriam, before rae, 

Samuel Checkley. 

Vol. 67, p. 259, Suffolk Beg. of Deeds. 

It is thus seen that seventy years after Mr. Glover's death, his 
lands in the Dorchester New Grant came in possession of his de- 
scendants of the third and fourth generations as their inheritance, 
and were set off as far as possible by a just and equal division 
among themselves. At that time, a large portion of these lands had 
been settled on by those who had no title, and could not be dispos- 
sessed without resorting to a course of law. A very small portion! 
of it remains in the possession of one of his descendants at the pre-! 
sent time. That tract of two hundred acres which was situated in 
Stoughton, and which fell to the share of a great grandson, Thomas 
Glover, Esq., of Newbury Farm, Dorchester, was passed by will 
to his eldest sons, Thomas and James, in 1752. They divided it.| 
each taking one hundred acres. Thomas had built a house there! 
previous to that time, or about 1750, and occupied it until his death} 
in 1811, a period of forty-one years. He had eleven children bornj 
to him there, by his wife Rebeckah Pope, and left the homestead toj 
his youngest son, Mr. Elijah Glover, who owned and occupied it untilj 
his decease in 1855, forty-four years, having had ten children born; 
to him there by his wives Martha Pope and Sarah Howe. His third 
son, Mr. John Clough Glover, has built a house near the original onci 
(which is still standing), and inherits a portion of the land. Hej 
resides there at the present time. Other portions arc in possession 
of his brothers. Thus after a period of two hundred and thirty 
years from the first order for apportionment, the estate has reached 
the seventh generation in regular and direct succession. j 

And here closes what has been gathered of Mr. John Glover — [ 
his ancestors, his birth, life in England, life in New England, his 
manorial estates, and his disposition of them. He has justly beci^ 
styled by writers as one of the founders of New England, and ranksj 
as the earliest American ancestor of more than one thousand descend- 
ants, Avhose lives are noticed in the pages which follow. 



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THOMAS GLOVER, OP LONDON. 81 



[Second Getieration.'] 

THOMAS GLOVER, OF LONDON, ENGLAND, AND HIS 
DESCENDANTS TO THE FOURTH GENERATION. 



I. Thomas Glover, the eldest son of Mr. Jolm Glover, of Rain- 
hill, Lancashu-e, England, and Anna his wife, vras born in Rainhill 
Parish, Prescot, in Lancashire, England, the 8th day of January, 
1627; and died in the Parish of St. John, Hackney, London, Eng- 
land, the 3d day of October, 1707, aet. 80 years and 9 months. His 
will bears date April 18th, 1707; proved November 7th, 1707. He 
left a widow and three children, five grandchildren and four great- 
grandchildren. 

In 1630, when at the age of three years, he was brought by his 
parents to Dorchester, in New England, and lived there until the 
age of manhood, 1648. Very little information can be gathered of 
him from New England records. He never took the freeman's 
oath, and never joined any church while a resident here. In 1644, 
with five others from Dorchester, he joined the Ancient and Honora- 
.ble Artillery Company, which had been formed early in New Eng- 
land, and was a branch of the parent association in London., He 
was at that time but seventeen years of age. He returned to Eng- 
land, and was married there before February, 1652, to Rebeckah . 

The first day of February, 1652, he received from his father, Mr. 
John Glover, by Deed of Gift (see page 51), all the lands, houses, 
and edifices which belonged to the latter, lying in Rainhill, Eccleston 
and Knowlesby, and other places named in the deed, in the County 
of Lancashire. It appears he was on a visit to New England at that 
date, and returned to England immediately after, probably in the 
same ship with Rev. George Moxon, the first minister of Springfield, 
and Mr. Pynchon. He was at that time twenty-five years of age. 
His estates of inheritance in Lancashire liad been left in trust, and 
were ordered to be delivered to him by Mr. John Latham, of Whiston^ 
and Mr. William Glover, of Prescot, brother and attorney to Mr. 
John Glover, of Dorchester. He was to receive them immediately 
after his arrival at Rainhill. There is no evidence- of his ever having 
settled on his estates at that place, or lived there after his marriage. 
He resided in London, was a merchant there, and probably had been 
establislied in business there ever since first going from Dorches- 
ter, in 1648 or '49. He never engaged in any business while here^ 



82 MEMORIALS AND GENEALOGIES. 

being destined by his father, as his eldest son and heir apparent, to 
an English life. 

Children of Thomas and Rebeckah ( ) Glover, born in London, 

England : 

6. Rebeckah, m. 1st, Joseph Moxon ; 2d, Bard. 

7. Elizabeth, m. 1st, Richard Chiswell ; 2d, Thomas Trench. 

8. Mary, m. Joseph Thomson, 

Rebeckah had by her first husband, one son, Joseph Moxon. Her 

second husband, Bard, died before her father's will was made 

in 1707. 

Elizabeth had by her first husband, one son, Richard Chiswell ; 
and by her second, two daughters, Elizabeth and Rebeckah French. 

Mary, wife of Joseph Thomson, had five children — two sous and 
three daughters. 

[Third Generation.'] 

Grandchildren of Thomas and Rebeckah Glover, of London : 

-}- 9. Joseph Moxon, son of Joseph and Rebeckah Moxon. Wife 

Rebeckah . 

4-10. Richard Chiswell. ) Wife . 

11. Elizabeth Trench, > Children of Elizabeth Glover. 

12. Rebeckah Trench, ) 

13. William Thomson. Wife Judith. 
i4. Joseph Thomson. 

15. Francis Thomson. 

16. Mary Thomson. 

17. Elizabeth Thomson. 

[Fourth Generation.] 
Great-grandchildren of Thomas and Rebeckah Glover, of London : 

18. Joseph Moxon, 

19. Rebeckah Moxon, 

20. Richard Chiswell. 

21. A daughter, Thomson. 

By the last Will and Testament of Mr. John Glover, bearing date 
April 11th, 1653 (p. 58), the estates in England which were granted 
to his son Thomas in February, 1652, were confirmed to him, and he 
. was also to receive the sum of four hundred pounds in money, to be 
paid by his executors at his decease. And the additional sum of 
ten pounds was ordered to be paid to him at the decease of his 
mother, by his brother Habackuk, who at that time came into full 



THOMAS GLOVER, OF LONDON. 83 

possession of his father's Boston estate. He was not to share in the 
division of the estate called Newbury Farm, which was retained as 
the widow's dower, and immediately after her decease was, with all 
its incomes, to be divided into four equal parts and given to his four 
brothers. 

In 1680, when Mr. Glover's Newbury Farm was surveyed and 
divided, Thomas Glover, Esq., of the city of London, merchant, was 
noticed and legally represented in Glover's Agreement. (See p. 71.) 

In 1724, at the final settlement of the estate of Hon. John Glover, 
the name of Thomas Glover occurs again, in a compact or agree- 
ment drawn up and signed by the surviving heirs in relation to the 
Common and Undivided Lands lying in Dorchester New Grant, in 
the town of Stoughton. (See p. 76.) This transaction took place 
seventeen years after the decease of Thomas Glover, of London. All 
the other sons were also dead, and were represented by their child- 
ren and grandchildren. It is not known at the present time by whom 
Thomas was represented. He had three daughters at the time of 
his death in 1707, and prolmbly at this time, who may have appointed 
some person to represent them, but it is not expressed in the agree- 
ment. There are signers to that compact, however, whose names 
could not have been attached to it in their own right, as those of 
Nathaniel Rawson and Pelatiah Rawson, and who may have been 
appointed to act for Thomas's heirs. 

In 1654, he was appointed an attorney by Judith Holland, of Dor- 
chester, in New England, and by Henry Ashurst, creditor to her 
estate, to settle her affairs there. (See next page.) 

He was visited in 1661 by gentlemen from Boston, who were wit- 
nesses to a writing drawn up by his hand, appointing his brother 
Habackuk Glover to be his attorney in relation to lands and proper- 
ty in Boston and the adjacent towns ; and they brought back with 
them to Boston this Power of Attorney, delivered it to Mr. Ha- 
backuk Glover, and testified to it, personally appearing on the 26th 
of May, 1664. 

28 (6) 1669, Mr. Habackuk Glover appears to have recovered a 
debt of Nathaniel and Peter Duncan, and transmitted it to London 
for his In-other Thomas Glover. 

There has been preserved an original letter written by him to his 
brother-in-law, Gov. Thomas Hinckley, of Barnstable, in Plymouth 
Colony, in New England, bearing date August 2, 1684, which, with 
documents above named, are given in succeeding pages. 



84 MEMORIALS AND GENEALOGIES. 

In 1689, Judge Scwall, of Boston, on going to London, made liim 
another visit, and records it in liis diary. Mr. Glover probably wrote 
to his friends by Judge Sewall, who immediately after his return to 
New England, made a visit to Gov. Hinckley; and he writes in his 
diary of the entertainment which he received as his guest, and the 
attention shown him by Madam Hinckley, whom he said read letters 
to him from her children — and also that the conversation turned on 
friends and relations whom Judge Sewall had seen and visited when 
lately in England. 

Judith Holland to Thomas Glover. 

Vol. 2d, folio 291. Out of Boston. Suffolk Registry of Deeds. 

Be it Knoion unto all Men by these Presents, That I, Judith Uolland, 
of Dorchester, in Now England, in the County of Suffolk, Spinster, 
being Executor and Administrator of the last Will of my late husband, 
John Holland, Deceased, being by my own knowledge in the life- 
time of my husband satisfied that my said husband stood indebted 
unto Mr. Henry Ashurst, of London, in Old England, Woolen Draper, 
in the sum of P"'our Hundred and Ninety Pounds, or thereabouts, and 
now the sum having been demanded of me by Mr. Thomas Glover, of 
London, Attorney for Mr. Henry Ashurst aforesaid ; and being fur- 
ther so granted to be the just debt of the aforesaid Mr. Henry Ash- 
urst, and for the securing and satisfying of him the aforesaid Mr. Hen- 
ry Ashurst for the debt aforesaid of Four Hundred and Ninety 
Pounds, or thereabouts, have given, granted, mortgaged and made 
over, and by these presents do give, grant, mortgage and make over 
the Dwelling House of my late Husband, situate in Dorchester, where- 
in I now dwell, and all the Lands and accommodations thereunto be- 
longing, To gether with all Out Housing, Gardens and Orchards, 
with all appurtenances thereunto belonging, as valued and prized in 
the Inventory at Two Hundred and Eighteen Pounds, Ten Shillings, 
£218 10s. As also all the brass and Pewter, Andirons, Pots, Tubs, 
all Linen, Beds and Bedding, Chests, Trunks, Tables, Stools, Carpets, 
Cushions, Silver Plate, Saddle and Pillion, Barrels and Tubs, prized 
at Ninety Six Pounds, Ten Shillings and Sixpence, £96 10s. Qd. Also 
One Eighth part of the Good Ship called the Goodfellow, near where- 
of for the present voyage is Mr. George Dell, of Boston, in New Eng- 
land. Prized at Two Hundred Pounds, £200 00 00. To gether with 
all the produce of the present vo3^age. As also a Parcel of Land, 
called by the name of Munnings Moon, prized at Twenty Eight 
Pounds, £28 00 00, with all which Lands and Goods, Moveables 
and immoveables, with the One Eighth part of the Ship and Produce 
thereof, according to the prizcrs and according to the Inventory 
thereof delivered unto Mr. Thomas Glover, Attorney to Mr. Henry 
Ashurst of London aforesaid, I acknowledge now to be and shall 
forever remain to be unto the aforesaid Mr. Thomas Glover to and 
for the use of Mr. Henry Ashurst so long and imtil the sum of Four 
Hundred and Ninety Pounds, or thereabouts, be fully satisfied and 
paid without any fraud or . 



THOMAS GLOVER, OF LONDON. 85 

And I do hereby acknowledge the Right and equity of the said premi- 
ses to be in and unto Mr. Thomas Glover for the uses aforesaid, and 
hereby engage myself to be ready from time to time, and at all times, 
to ratify and confirm, warrant and defend, by all acts and doing ac- 
cording to law for the making valid and firm the said premises against 
myself or any person or persons claiming whatsoever. 

Witness my hand and seal this first day of the Seventh month — 
1:7: 1654. Judith Holland. 

Signed, sealed and delivered in presence of 
Thomas Holland, 
John Wiswall. 

Brought by J. Woodmansey, 

This Deed was Acknowledged by Judith Holland to be her free Act 
and Deed the 12th day of September, 1654, before me, 

Humphrey Atherton. 

Entered and Recorded the 20 Sept., 1656. Edward Rawsoji, 

Eecorder. 



Know all Men by these Presents, That I, Judith Holland, of Dor- 
chester, in New England, as Executor to my Late husband John 
Holland, Dec"^, have acknowledged myself to be indebted to Mr. Hen- 
ry Ashurst, of London, Woolen Draper, in the Sum of Four Hun- 
dred and Ninety Pounds or thereabouts, as by my Deed, bearing 
date the P' day of September, 1654, more at Large appeareth. 

In Consideration of the same, I do make over, relinquish and con- 
firm unto the said Henry Ashurst in part payment of the said debt, 
All my Right, Title and Interest in One Hundred and Ninety 
four Pounds Sterling, or thereabouts, with the Produce of One 
Eighth part of the Ship belonging to my late husband, and sold 
by Mr. George Dell ; Together with all due damages and Inter- 
est for the said money since the sale of the said Ship, hereby empow- 
ering the said Ashurst and his Lawful Attorney to Ask, Demand, 
and require and receive of the Executor or Administrator of the said 
George Dell whatsoever is justly due to me in the Premises. 

Witness my hand and Scale, this 29 day of Sept., 1656. 

Judith Holland. 

Signed, sealed and delivered in presence of 
John Gill, 
John Woodmansey. 

John Woodmansey deposed the 29 of Sept., 1656, that this was the 
free act and Deed of Judith Holland, whom he saw sign and Deliver 
it. Taken on Oath before me, Antony Stoddard. 

Entered and Recorded with the Sufiblk Records of Deeds, Sept. 29, 
1656. Edward Rawson, Eecorder. 

9 



Ob MEMORIALS AND GENEALOGIES, 

The following is copied from a letter of Power of Attomej^ 
by Thomas Glover, of London, to his brother Habackuk Glover, in 
Boston. 

[Vol. 8, page 265, Suff. Reg. of Deeds.] 

To all people before ivhom this present tvriting shall come, Thomas 
Glover, of the City of London, in the Kingdom of Great Britain, 
Merchant, sendeth greeting. Know ye, that I the said Thomas Glo- 
ver have, and by these presents . do constitute, put, authorize, ordain 
and appoint and make and in my stead put and ask my brother Ha- 
backuk Glover, of Boston, in New England, and in the Province of 
Massachusetts Bay, Merchant, or his Assigns, to be my true and 
lawful Attorney, To act for me and in my name and to and for my 
own proper use and behoof, to ask, demand. Levy and receive of and 
from all and every person or persons in New England and the parts 
adjacent, of all debts, sums and sums of money, Lands, Goods, Chat- 
tels whatsoever and wheresoever as are or shall be due or owing, 
payable or belonging unto me, my Executors or Administrators, by 
any manner of ways or means whatsoever or howsoever. And I do 
hereby give and grant unto my said attorney and his assigns, my full 
and whole strength and power and Lawful Authority in my name and 
for my use, the debtor or withholder or destroyer of the premises, or 
of any part thereof, or any of their Executors or administrators. 
Lands, Goods or Chattels to cause to be arrested, attached, seized, 
&c. &c. to call all my debtors and delayers and withholders to an 
account, and with them to confer, compound and agree as occasion 
shall require. 

And to make, sell and deliver, with one attorney or more under him, 
to substitute and make, and at his pleasure to revoke and in my 
name and for my use to enter into and upon all and singular of my 
lands, messuages and tenements in New England and the parts 
adjacent. 

And also to demand, receive and discharge all the rents. Issues and 
proiits thereof for non-payment of the same or any part thereof, and 
to recover and get the same by suit, distress or otherwise that shall 
be, to retain and keep until you and they shall be fully satisfied. 

And to Let, sell or assign all and every- of my lands, messuages. 
Tenements, Heredittaments aforesaid and generally, as well as to 
manage all my aifairs and business in New England aforesaid, as also 
to do, execute, transact, effect, perfonn, finish, and cause to be done, 
executed, transacted, performed and finished, in, about or surrounding 
the premises, or to any part thereof, as to my said attorney or his 
assigns shall seem meet and convenient, and that as fully, firmly and 
effectually in all respects and to all purposes and subjects whatsoever 
as I myself might or would do were I from time to time personally 
present, holding firm and stable all and wdiatsoever my Attorney shall 
do or cause to be done. And shall and will justify and assent to all 
and whatsoever my said Attorney or his assigns shall do or cause to 
be done in or about or under the premises, or any part thereof, by 
virtue of these Presents. 

In Witness whereof, I the said Thomas Glover have hereunto set my 
hand and scale, bearing date the 14"' day of May, 1661, and within 



THOMAS GLOVER, OP LONDON. • 87 

fhe 13 year of the Reign of Our Sovereign Lord, King Charles the 
Second, by th'e grace of God King of England, &c. 

Thomas Glover, and a Scale. 

Sig^iied, sealed and delivered in the iwesence of 

Benjamin Gillam, 

Thomas Savage, 

Thomas Payne, 

Thomas Gilbert, 

William Browne, 

Boston, May 26*, 1664. 
William Browne and Thomas Savage, two of the Witnesses, did 
come before me personally and declare that they saw Thomas Glover 
Sign, Scale and deliver the above Power of Attorney herein specified, 
this 26 day of May, 1664. Thomas Savage, Commissioner. 

Aug. 17, 1669. The next notice of Thomas Glover on any re- 
cord appears to be in relation to an Execution, as follows : 

Habackuk Glover of Boston, in New England, and in the Province 
of Massachusetts Bay, Merchant, Attorney to Thomas Glover, of the 
City of Loudon, in the Kingdom of Great Britain, Merchant, obtained 
of the General Court, then sitting at Boston, an Execution against 
Nathaniel and Peter Duncan, for the recovery of Seventy-Nine 
Pounds ten Shillings and ten pence Sterling, due to his brother 
Thomas Glover. 

Execution and Warrant. 
[Page 635, Suff. Reg. of Deeds.] 
To the Marshal of the County of Suffolk or his Deputy : 

You are hereby, in virtue of these Presents, required to levy on the 
Goods and Chattels of Mr. Nathaniel Duncan and Mr. Peter Duncan, 
to the value of Seventy Nine pounds ten Shill. and ten pence Sterling, 
and deliver the same to Mr. Habackuk Glover, of Boston, Attorney to 
Mr. Thomas Glover, of London, Merchant, together with two Shillings 
for two Executions granted by the County Court then sitting at Bos- 
ton the 26 day of July, 1669, that is in satisfaction of a Judgment of 
that Court, and if you find not Goods you are to seize the persons. 

Ilereofyou are not to fail. Dated the 17 of August, 1669. 

Edward Rawson, Recorder, 

Aug. 17, 1669. "Mr. Habackuk Glover, of Boston in New 
England, Acknowledges the receipt of Twenty Pounds Sterling from 
the hands of Nathaniel and Peter Duncan, of Boston, as Attorney 
for his brother Thomas Glover, of London, England." 



88 MEMORIALS AND GENEALOGIES. 

Aug. 27, 1669. "Mr. Habackuk Glover acknowledges the receipt 
of Twent}^ Pounds Sterling, of the said Nathaniel and Peter Duncan, 
on account between them and himself as Attorney for his brother 
Thomas Glover. Witness my hand, Habackuk Glover." 

28:6:1669. "Mr. Habackuk Glover did acknowledge the re- 
ceipt of Twenty Pounds Sterling, in full of this Execution betwixt 
Messrs. Nathaniel and Peter Duncan and himself. 

Witness my hand, Habackuk Glover." 

The following is a copy of a letter from Mr. Thomas Glover, of 
London, England, to his brother-in-law, the Hon. Thomas Hinckley, 
of Barnstable, New England, dated August 2d, 1684. The top of the 
letter, which probably contained the address, was missing. 

Sir, 

I received your kind letter wherein you express yours and my 
Sister's respects to me. I am glad to hear from you, and rejoice to 
hear of the welfare of any of my relations. 

We live in bad times, wherein our privileges, especially our Spirit- 
ual enjoyments, are obstructed and our lives made uncomfortable 
thereby. 

I doubt not the same evil will at last in a great measure reach you. 
Were it not for fear of the loss of those enjoyments which are enjoyed 
in New England, very many of us should certainly retire to New 
England. 

All comfort in our outward enjoyments are much abated by want of 
Spiritual Liberty. It is made a very great crime with us to hear a 
good minister preach Christ or Pray to God. 

If it please God that I live, I may another time order something 
for some of my relations. Pray present mine and my wife's respects 
to my Sister, your Wife, whom I commit to God, and so rest your 
loving brother, Thomas Glover, 

2d Aug. 1684. 

Thomas Glover had three brothers living in New England at that 
time, but they all died before he did — the last in 1696. There 
were also the three children, heirs of his brother Nathaniel Glover, 
of Dorchester, who were his nephews and niece. 

Judge Sewall corresponded with him, as shown by the following 
letter from his Letter Book : 

Boston, N. E., July 15, 1686. 
Mr. Thomas Glover. I 

Sir, I received yours pr Mr. Clarke, with the cottons and penis- j 
tons and 2 doz books, which with the bill of Exchange of 80£, | 



THOMAS GLOVER, OP LONDO^^ 89 

©.mounts to 119 : 9 : 0, or one hundred and nineteen pounds and nine 
shillings. Have delivered Mr. Hawson his kerseys and crape. I 
thank you for your ready acceptance of my bill, of which I was in- 
formed, and of the payment by my coi'respondeut before yours came 
to hand. Am grieved at the afflictions of France (that is, the afflic- 
tions by France of the Protestants), but am glad to understand it 
seeing it is so. Our letters that come by vessels do now pass 
through the hands of Councillor Randolph. We are here exercised 
with a very sore drought. Yesterday was observed as a public fast 
for that occasion. Except God make haste to help us, we shall be 
greatly straitened for want of grass and corn. The only son of Mrs, 
Holland, Widow, is to be buried this afternoon. The smallpox is in 
town. Only one hath died of it yet that I hear of. 

Sir, your friend and Servant, Samuel Sewall. 

1689, April 22. Judge Sewall visited Thomas Glover, and writes 
in his diary, under the above date, thus : " I went on foot to Hack- 
ney, through brick lane, about | a mile long, and dined with Mr. 
Thomas Glover, his sons Bard and Thomson, their wives, Mrs. Trench 
and several Grandchildren. Eat part of two lobsters that cost 
S-d" apiece, 7-6 both." 

This visit of Judge Sewall appears to be the last notice of him 
before his decease. Two notices occur after his death, in relation to 
the distribution of property accruing to him or his heirs, both in 
1724, at the final settlement of the estate (or reversion of it) left by 
his brother John Glover, of Boston, merchant, and in the final settle- 
ment of the estate of his father. His estates at Rainhill may have 
been sold, or they may have been held in trust for some future dis- 
tribution under other conditions, and so not devised — as in case his 
line might at some time become extinct. 

Thomas Glover was in good health on the 8th day of April, 1707, 
as is stated in his will, had wife Rcbeckah and three daughters, 
several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He appointed his 
eldest daughter Rebcckah Bard, widow, sole Executrix. His death 
occurred October 3d, 1707, and his will was proved November 7tli, 
1707. 

His wife Rebeckah survived him, and died at Hackney, in the Par- 
ish of St. John, the 13th day of May, 1711. She was buried in 
Trench's vault. 

This latter information is gathered from a letter received in 1862, 
from the present incumbent of the Church of St. John, Hackney, in 
London. 

Thomas Glover in his will makes no allusion to the Rainhill cs- 
9* 



90 MEMORIALS AND GENEALOGIES. 

tateS; which were given him by his father, in 1652, but devises the 
following as owned by him, viz. : 

Estates, messuages and lands lying in the Cock and Pye Fields? 
near the Seven Dials in the Parish of St. Giles in the Fields, in the 
County of Middlesex, England 5 a freehold estate in Bartholomew 
Square, in or near Old Street, in the County of Middlesex, purchased 
of Antony Ball and John Brown in fee simple ; a copy -hold estate 
situate in the Parish of St. John, Hackney, by the name of Brookes 
Field ; a messuage and house new built, in St. John, Hackney ; an 
estate in Westham, County of Essex, consisting of houses, lands and 
tenements, held by lease from the Mayor of the City of London, 
lying in that Parish of Westham. 

His donations from his personal estate amount to about three thou- 
sand pounds sterling, as expressed in his will. His legatees were 
his wife Rebeckah, three daughters, five grandchildren and four great- 
grandchildren ; with gifts to his minister, Mr. Billis ; Mr. Bates, his 
daughter Trench's chaplain ; his vicar, Mr. Newcome ; his nephew, 
Daniel Poyntell ; cousins Charles Watts and Priscilla Lucas ; cou- 
sin Margaret Lightman ; Lydia Davis, his servant ; nurse Watrous ; 
Mrs. Ratclifie and Mary Talbot ; and to Christian Owen, his 
daughter Bard's maid servant, and his poor neighbors at his wife's 
discretion. 

Thomas Glover's Will. 
[Extracted from the Registry of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury,] 

In the name of God, Amen. The Eighteenth day of April, One thou- 
sand seven hundred and seven, Thomas Glover, of the Parish of St, 
John, Hackney, in the County of Middlesex, being in good health of 
body and disposeing minde and memory, for which I bless God, but 
not knowing when it may please God to call me out of this present 
World by death, I doe make this my last Will and Testament in man- 
ner and forme following : 

In the first place, revokeing all former and other Wills by me yet 
aforemade and declareing the same void, I doe committ and commend 
my Soul into the Hands of God, my Saviour and my Redeemer, the 
Loi'd Jesus Christ, and my bodye to be decently buryed accoi'ding to 
the discretion of my executrix hereafter named. As for what World- 
ly estate God hatli blessed me with, I doe hereby give and devise the 
same as followeth : 

Imprimis. I devise and bequeath and give unto my loveing and 
beloved Wife Rebcccah, all my messuages, lands and estate whatso- 
ever situate, lying and being in Cock and Pye Field near the Seven 
Dials, in the Parish of St. Giles in the Fields, in the County of Mid- 
dlesex, which I hold by three distinct leases, granted to me by Squire 



THOMAS GLOVER, OP LONDOJ?. 91 

Neale, James Ward and others, for a term ot terms of years unex- 
pired and undetermined, together with all the rents, issues and pro* 
fitts thereof. To hold to her my said loveing Wife and her assigns for 
and dureing soe long only of the said terms as she shall happen to 
live. 

Item. I doe devise, bequeath and give unto my said loveing Wife 
all my freehold or fee simple estates situate in Bartholomew Square, 
in or near Old Street, in the said County of Middlesex, and by me for- 
merly purchased of Mr. Anthony Ball and John Browne. To have 
and to hold unto my said loveing Wife and to her assignes for and 
during her natural life only, and from and after my said Wife's decease 
Then I doe devise all and singular my said lands and tenements afore^ 
said to my loveing daughter, Rebeccah Bard, Widow, her heirs, exe- 
cutors and administrators absolutely for ever. But in trust, however, 
and to the intent and purpose that the same may be sold with all con^ 
venient speed after the decease of my said loveing Wife, to the best 
purchaser, and the money arising from such sale to be equally divid- 
ed, one third part thereof to be retained by or paid to my loveing 
daughter Rebeccah Bard, And one third part thereof to be paid to 
my loveing daughter Elizabeth Trench, And the other third part to be 
paid to my loveing daughter Mary Thomson. 

Item. I doe devise and bequeath unto my said loveing daughter" 
Rebeccah Bard, her heires and assignes for ever. All that my Copyhold 
estate situate and being in the Parish of St. John's in Hackney, and 
afore purchased by me of John and William Brookes, and knowne 
by the name of Brookes his ground, garden and field, and by what- 
soever other name called or distinguished, the better to enable her to 
raise money to pay my legacies hereinafter given or devised (except 
out of this present devise one part of my said Copyhold estate, one 
house, or messuage, or tenement lately new built, and now in the 
tenure, occupation or possession of William Clarke.) 

Item. As for my estate consisting in Limekilns, Wharfes, houses, 
land and tenements, which I hold by Lease from the Mayor and City 
of London, scituate in the Parish of West Ham in the County of 
Essex, in the occupation and tenure of William Penkett and John 
Watkins Miller or his assigns, I doe hereby devise the same to my love- 
ing Wife, for soe many years of the term I have as she shall happen to 
live. And from and after her decease Then I devise the same and a,ll 
my estate, interest, and right of renewal therein and thereto to my said 
daughter Rebeccah Bard, her executors, administrators and assigns 
absolutely for ever. And whereas by a certaine Indenture, bearing 
date the Twentieth day of December, one thousand six hundred eighty 
one, and made between Joseph Thomson my Son-in-law, and me 
the said Thomas Glover, wherein is recited or notice taken of certaine 
articles made upon or before the intermarriage of the said Joseph 
Thomson with my aforesaid daughter Mary Thomson, to the effect, 
That if at any time thereafter I should give anything to either of my 
said other two daughters, I should give the like at the same time to 
my said daughter Mary Thomson, it is conditional that in regard that 
what estate I had given or settled upon my two daughters Rebeccah 
and Elizabeth was of less value than what I had given to the said 
Joseph Thomson with his said wife Mary Thomson, That it should bQ 



92 MEMORIALS AND GENEALOGIES. 

lawful for me to give Six hundred pounds apiece to each of my said 
two daughters, reference thereto may more fully appear, Now I doe 
hereby devise and bequeath and give unto my said loveing daughter 
Hebecca Bard Five hundred and fifty pounds to be paid to her, or re- 
tained by her as my Executrix. 

Item. I give and devise and bequeath to my loveing daughter 
Mary Thomson, the sum of three hundred and fifty pounds, to be paid 
iier hj my Executrix within two months after my death. 

Item. I give, devise and bequeath unto my loveing and beloved wife 
Rebeccah the sume of Three hundred and fifty pounds, to be paid her 
by my Executrix within Two moneths after my death. 

Item. I doe further give and bequeath unto my said loveing Wife 
all my household goods, silver plate, leaden cesterns, pipes, pumpes, 
coppers, grates, and alsoe all other moveable goods whatsoever. 

Item. I give to my said loveing Wife Twenty pounds to buy her 
mourning. 

Item. I give to my loveing daughter Rebecca Bard Twenty pounds 
to buy her mourning. 

Item.' I give to my grandson Joseph Moxson and Rebecca his 
Wife, each of them Twenty pounds to buy them mourning, and to 
Joseph and Rebecca Moxson their two children each Six pounds to 
buy tkem mourniug. 

Item. I give and bequeath to my loveing daughter Elizabeth 
Trench, Twenty pounds to buy her mourning. 

Item. I give to my grandson William Thomson and to his Wife 
Judith Thomson, each of them Twenty pounds to buy them mourning, 
and to their little child my great-granddaughter Six pound to buy 
mourning. 

Item. I give unto my grandson Richard Chiswell and his Wife 
each of them Twenty pounds to buy them mourning, and to their lit- 
tle daughter Six pounds. 

Item. I give my granddaughter Elizabeth Trench Twenty pound 
to buy her mourning. 

Item. I give unto granddaughter Rebeccah Trench Twenty pounds 
to buy her mourning. 

Item. I give to my son in law Joseph Thomson Twenty pound to 
buy him mourning. 

Item. I give to my loveing daughter Mary Thomson, his Wife, 
Twenty pounds to buy her mourning. 

Item. I give to my granddaughter Frances Thomson Twenty 
pound to buy her mourning. 

Item. I give to my grandson Joseph Thomson Twenty pound to 
buy him mourning. 

Item. I give to my granddaughter Mary Thomson Eight pounds 
to buy her mourning. 

Item. I give to my granddaughter Elizabeth Thomson Six pound 
to buy her mourning. 

Item. I give to Mr. Billis, our Minister, Ten pounds. 

Item. I give to Mr. Bates, my daughter Trenches Chaplin, Ten 
pounds. 

Item. I give to my nephew Daniel Poyntell Ten pounds. 

Item. I give to my cosin Charles Watts Six pounds. 



THOMAS GLOVER, OF LONDON. 93 

Item. I give to my cousin Priscilla Lucas, Sister to Charles Watts, 
Ten pounds. 

Item. I give to my cosin Margaret Lightman Eight pounds. 

Item. I give to Mr. Newcome, our Vicar, Six pound. 

Item. I give to Lidia Davis, my Servant, Four pounds. 

Item. I give to Nurse Waterers Five pound. 

Item. I give to Mrs. Ratcliffe four pound. 

Item. I give to Mary Talbut Five pound. 

Item. I give to Christian Owen, my daughter Bard's Maid Serv- 
ant, four pound. 

Item. I give four pounds to be distributed to such poor neighbours 
as my loveing Wife shall name ; all which legacies I doe appoint and 
order to be paid by my Executrix hereafter named. 

Item. For the disposal of the said house part of my Copyhold es- 
tate, before herein excepted and not devised and mentioned to be in 
the tenure or possession of William Clarke, and is likewise mortgaged 
by the said William Clarke to my daughter Elizabeth Trench, her 
heirs and assigns in trust, I doe hereby devise the same to my said 
loveing daughter Elizabeth Trench and to her heirs and assigns, with 
what interest is due upon it, and doe declare the sume for and in lieu 
and in discharge of one hundred pounds, part of the sume of Five 
hundred and fifty pounds before herein devised to her. And whereas 
by a Deed Poll or writing under my hand and seale Dated the one and 
thirtieth day of May, one thousand six hundred eighty six, I am under 
covenants to and with Anthony Ball and John Browne for augmenting 
at their request and charges of giving an additional term of Ten years 
after the expiration of the term of Forty years, of a peece or parcel 
of ground situate in Bartholomew Square aforementioned. Now I 
doe hereby order, will and direct that if any suite doe hereafter arise 
and be prosecuted for, because or for the performance of said covenant 
or other reason, that my said respective other daughters, Rebecca, 
Elizabeth and Mary, shall be at equal costs and charges thereof, 
though I believe the said Anthony Ball and John Browne, nor any 
other never will nor have ground for such Suite, for that many of the 
persons they let leases to never finished nor performed the covenants 
of their leases, soe that Mr. Anthony Ball and John Browne never 
performed on their parts, or complyed with true consideration of the 
said Deed Poll on their parts to be performed and done, or to be done 
on the part of their Representatives or assigns. And as for and con- 
cerning the rest and residue of my estate whatsoever not herein de- 
vised, as all debts due to me by Bonds, bills, notes, book debts, or 
any other waies as money or cash in my possession, I doe devise the 
same to my said loving daughter Rebecca Bard, she paying all lega- 
cies herein devised and discharging funeral charges, and performing 
all the trust herein in her reposed by this my last Will and Testament. 

And lastly I doe hereby nominate, constitute and appoint my said 
daughter Rebecca Bard to be my sole and only Executrix of this my 
last Will and Testament. 

In Witness whereof, I the said Tho: Glover have to this my last 
Will and Testament set my hand and seal the day and year first above 
written. Tho: Glover. 



94 MEMORIALS AND GENEALOGIES. 

Signed, sealed, published and declared by the Testator 
as his last Will and Testament, in the presence of us, who 
do subscribe our names hereto in the presents of the Tes- 
tator. John Applebie, 

Roger Lidyard, 
Joseph Armroide. 



Whereas, by my last Will and Testament above written, I have de- 
vised my Lime Kilns, Wharfes, Houses, lands and Tenements men- 
tioned to lye or to be scituate in the Parish of West Ham, in the County 
of Essex, to my loveing Wife for soe many years of the term I have 
therein as she shall happen to live, and after her decease to my 
daughter Rebecca Bard, or to that effect ; Now I doe by these pre- 
sents, which I declare to be a Codicil to my said Will and to be ac- 
cepted as part of my said Will, Revoke the said devise thereof to my 
said Wife, and doe hereby devise the said Kilnes and other the pre- 
mises in the said County of Essex, and all my estate and interest there- 
in and right of renewal thereof or thereto, unto my said daughter 
Rebecca, her executors, administrators and assigns absolutely, and 
to and for her sole use and benefit. 

In Witness whereof, I have hereunto these presents set my hand 
and scale this Twenty Sixthe day of August, one thousand seven 
hundred and seven. Tho: Glover. 

Signed, sealed, published and declared by the Testa- 
tor, Thomas Glover, as a Codicil to his Will above writ- 
ten, and to be accepted as part of his said Will, in the 
presence of us who have subscribed our names thereunto in 
the presence of the said Testator. Thomas Wellman, 

Thomas Combe, 

Joseph Armroid. 

Witnesses : John Appleby, at the Signe Oxford Arms, 
in Warwick Lane ; Roger Lidyard, Tinman, at Fleet 
Bridge ; Joseph Armroid, my Servant. 

I add this as a Codicill to my Will, That I give unto my Wife one 
hundred pounds over and above what I have already given her in my 
Will, and that my Executrix pa}'- that ai-rear of Ground rent in Cock 
and Pye Field which shall be due at my decease. 

Witness my hand and scale this Ninth day of September, in the 
year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and seven. 

Tno: Glover. 

Signed, sealed and delivered in presence of us, 
Thomas Wellman, 
Tho: Combe, 
Joseph Armroide. 

Probatum fuit hujusmodi Tostamentum cum duobus Codicillis eidem 
annexis, apud London, Septimo Die mensis Novembris, Anno Domini 
millessimo Septingcntesimo Septimo, Coram Venerabili Viro Henrico 
Eaincs, Legum Doctore Surrogate ; Venerabilis et egregij Viri domini 



THOMAS GLOVER, OF LONDOJT. 9'5 

Eichardi Raines, Miletis Legum etiam Doctoris Curiae prerogativEe 
Cantuariens, Magistre Custodis sive commissarij legitime constituti 
juramento Rebecese Bard, Filise dicti defuncti et Execulricis in dicto 
Testamento nominat, cui commissa fait administraco omnium et sin- 
gularum Conorum jurium et creditorum dicti defuncti de bene et 
fideliter administrando eadem ad Sancta Dei Evangelia Jurat. 

Cha. Dyneley, ) r, 4 
John IGCULDE., [ ^^Z^l^ 

W. F. GOSTLING, ) ^^^^^'«^^- 

His armorial bearings wea-e those granted and confirmed in 1604 
to Thomas Glover, Esq., of the body of King James I., son of Tho- 
mas Glover, of Coventry, knighted the 17th of August, 1606. 

" He beareth Sable a Chevron Ermine between three Crescents 
Argent, By the name of Glover, and is boi'ne by Mr. Thomas Glover, 
of the City of London, Merchant, and descends to the name and 
family of Glover. This Patent was granted by William Camden^ 
April 3d, 1604. A true copy from Heraldry, attested by Charles 
L. Cole," Feb. 2, 1804. Mr. Cole also bore testimony that the 
above was the same Arms which was originally granted in 1577, 
and subsequently enlarged and improved by Edmonson, to Robert 
Glover, Somerset Herald, a description of which is given on page 15 
of this work; and that Mr. Glover of Dorchester and his descend- 
ants were entitled to bear the same by hereditary descent. Heralds 
in London and from there invariably confirm this statement whenever 
consulted. By the writings of Edmonson and Burke, we learn that 
there are seventeen of the name and family of Glover who are enti- 
tled to and have been granted Coats of Arms ; and by an examination 
of all, it appears that the one granted to Somerset Herald is the 
only one which corresponds with those which have been granted at 
different periods to this branch of New England Glovers. We have 
also the testimony of William Camden, a distinguished herald who 
was cotemporary with Robert Glover and survived him, who has con- 
firmed the right of this branch to the same arms, by his description, 
and that the family was first of Coventry in Warwickshire and 
Ashford in Kent. 

RICHARD CHISWELL. 

Richard Chiswell, who was a son by her first husband of one of 
the daughters of Thomas Glover — or there may have been another 
daughter who died previously to the date of the will in 1707 — was 



96 MEMOEIALS AND GENEALOGIES. 

a grandson, and had a wife and one child, at the time the will was 
made. 

Of the Chiswells in London, the following has been gathered : 

Mr. Richard Chiswell, a noted bookseller of London, lies buried 
in St. Peter's Church-yard. He was one of the proprietors, says 
Stowe, " of this book " — meaning his Survey of London. 

" He lies here in the North Isle of this Church, and also his father 
and mother, John and Margaret Chiswell, and his first wife Sarah, 
daughter of John King — and also five children who died young, 
whom he had by Mary, daughter of Richard Royston, bookseller, by 
whom he had three sons more, viz., John Chiswell, who died in India, 
Richard, and Royston. Richard Chiswell, Sen., was born in this 
Parish, January 4, 1639, and died here May 3d, 1711 (aged 72 
years), and was a man Worthy of Great Praise, whereof his son 
Richard Chiswell of London, Merchant, caused a Monument to be 
erected, which is against the Wall of the South Isle of this Church." 

Notices of Richard Chiswell are as follows : 

St. Butolph, Aldcrgate Ward. Among a list of benefactors, " Mr. 
Richard Chiswell, late of this city, bookseller, besides his charity to 
this School in his lifetime, did at his death give Twenty-five Pounds." 

Another, of the date of 1708 : 

" Mr. Richard Chiswell, abovesaid, besides his charity to this School 
in his lifetime, did at his death give Twenty-five pounds, and to the 
Workhouse at Bishop's Gate Street he gave Two hundred Pounds ; 
and in January, 1708, he gave Fifty Pounds." 

The above notices probably relate to the father of Richard Chis- 
well, merchant, who married a daughter of Thomas Glover. He 
must have died young, and of him little has been gathered, or of his 
wife. He may have been one of the five childi'en by the first wife 
Sarah King, as the son Richard by the second wife survived him and 
erected the monument to his memory. 

1717. The following notices seem to relate particularly to the 
Richard Chiswell, grandson of Thomas Glover, and named in his 
will as a legatee ; also the Joseph Thomson named must be another 
grandson associated with him under the head of " Governors of the 
Royal College of St. Thomas Hospital, in Southwark, A.D. 1717: — 
Mr. Richard Chiswell, Esq., Mr. Joseph Thomson, Esq." 

The following from Essex County History, published by the Cam- 
den Society in 1838 or 9, appears to indicate the place of his death 



THOMAS GLOVER, OF LONDON. 97 

and the name of his wife, which show he could not have been the 
son of Elizabeth Glover, who married Thomas Trench. 

" Against the east wall of the south Isle of the church is a very 
handsome marble monument, on which is this inscription: 'Here- 
under lieth the remains of Mr. Richard Chiswell, Esq., of London, 
Merchant, who purchased and improved and settled his whole estate 
at Depden upon his posterity, and died in 1751, aged 78; and also 
of Mary his wife, the daughter and sole heiress of Mr. Thomas 
Trench of London, merchant, whereby was brought into this family 
the estate of Finchenfield, which they now enjoy. She died in 1726, 
aged forty-three years, and liad by her said husband five children, 
whereof her two sons, William and Trench Chiswell, died at Con- 
stantinople, aged about eighteen years, and lie buried there. Also 
Richard Chiswell, his second son, who survived him ; also his second 
daughter, who married Mr. Dudley Foley and Peter Muilman, 
merchants of London; in commemoration of which particular 
this monument was erected by the direction of the said Richard Chis- 
well, Deceased.' 

"Upon the north wall there is another, having the following 
inscription : 

" ' In the adjacent corner of this Church lie Interred the remains 
of Mr. Dudley Foley, Ob. 1747, and likewise his Wife, Ob. 1742, 
who are both further mentioned in the monument of Richard Chis- 
well, Esq. The only two children they had lie buried at Cheaum in 
Surrey, one a son aged fourteen, the other a daughter aged sixteen 
years.' 

" Upon the ground, on a black marble stone, is engraved in two 
graves arched with brick : 

" ' Mr. Richard Chiswell, Esq., Obit. A.D. 1751. 

Mary, his only Wife, Obit. 1726. 

Mr. Dudley Foley, Obit. 1747. 

Elizabeth, his only Wife, Obit. 1742.' " 

Of Joseph Moxon, another grandson of Thomas Glover, the pre- 
sumption is tliat he was the son of Rev. George Moxon, who was the 
first minister of Springfield, and returned to England with Mr. Pyn- 
chon ill 1652. Joseph, if he had such a son, married, in all probability, 
one of the daughters of Thomas Glover. 
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98 MEMORIALS AND GENEALOGIES. 



JOSEPH THOMSON. 



JosepTi Thomson was the husband of Mary Glover, second daugh- 
ter of Thomas and Rebeckah Glover of London. 

Judge Sewall writes, April 18, 1689 : "Go to Hampden Court, in 
company with Mr. Hutchinson, John Appleton and Mr. Mather. Sir 
Samuel Thomson, Mr. Whiting and Mr. Joseph Thomson, rode in 
another coach. Cost 21 Shill. and 8 pence apiece, beside money for 
the driver." 

Children of Joseph and Mary (Glover) Thomson, born in London: 

William, married Judith . 

Joseph. Mary. 

James. Elizabeth. 

Hackney, the Last Residence of Thomas Glover, Esq. 
The following description is from " Stowe's Survey of London " : 
" The circuit walks on the northwest parts bordering upon Lon- 
don, viz., Hackney, Stoke Newington, Islington, Paddington, Highgate 
and Mary-le-bone. 

" St. Augustine, alias St. John, on turning westward on the other 
side of the river Lea, is situated in the pleasant and healthful town 
of Hackney, where divers nobles in former times had their country 
seats, as one of the Earls of Northumberland, the Countess of War- 
wick, Lord Brooke and others. 

'' This Church at Hackney has been of late called by the name of 
St, John's at Hackney, as though it belonged to the Knight Templars 
of St. John at Jerusalem ; certainly they had a mill there once, and 
some tenures in the Parish. But in an ancient record in the Tower, 
it is found to have been written St. Augustine dc Hackney, and in the 
Cotton Library there is a volume about the Knight Templars, where- 
in mention is made of St. Augustine's at Hackney, and of the lands 
and rents they had there, viz., about twelve acres, quit rents, and a 
small mill commonly called Templars' Mill. There are, besides, 
many antiquities concerning this Parish of Hackney, in the time of 
Edward I., in the 19th of whose reign (1290) free warren was grant- 
ed to Ilichard of Graves and Bishop of London. 

" Hackney Church had, five hundred years ago, a distinct Priory 
and Vicarage, as appears by a record in the Tower of Loudon, of 
the value of that ecclesiastical preferment." 



HABACKUK GLOVER. 99 

It appears that Tliomas Glover removed from London, where he 
was at the time of Judge Se wall's first visit, in 1686, to St. John; 
Hackney, and tliere passed the remainder of his life. One of his 
daughters was settled there, viz., Mrs. Elizabeth Trench, and perhaps 
others, probably at the time he retired from business. At the time 
of Judge Sewall's last visit, in 1689, he had arrived at the age of 
seventy-two years, and had undoubtedly sought this place as a quiet 
resort in which to close his life. 



[Second Generation.'] 
HABACKUK GLOVER. 



IL Habackuk Glover, the second son of Mr. John Glover and 
Anna his wife, was born at Rainhill Parish, Prescot, Lancashire, 
England, May 12, 1628, and died in Boston, in New England, in the 
early part of the year 1693, in his 65th year. His remains were 
deposited in the Granary Burying Ground. 

At the age of two years he was brought by his parents to New 
England, and lived in Dorchester until he attained the age of man- 
hood. At the age of twenty-two years (1650), he was admitted to 
join the first Church in Dorchester, Richard Mather being pastor 
and was admitted freeman the same year. He continued to be a 
member of the Church in Dorchester ten years, and on the 4 (9) 
1660, was dismissed to join the first Church in Boston, Rev. Jolm 
Wilson, pastor. 

Wliile an inhabitant of Dorchester, he resided at the homestead 
and carried on the business of tanning, which had been established 
there by his father. He was a man of extensive business, and be- 
came a large landholder, both by inheritance and purchase, not only 
in Boston, Ixit in the adjacent towns, as Charlestown, Dorchesten 
Milton, and other places. 

3 (4) 1653 — he was married to Hannah Eliot, and resided for 
a short time at the house of her father, the Rev. John Eliot. In 
1654, he removed to Boston, and succeeded to the inheritance of his 
father's " Boston Estate," which, according to the will of Mr. Glover, 
was to be " one half of the new house in Boston nearest Mr. Webb's 
house, one half of all the otlier housing, half the yard and tan-pits in 
it, and all the other accommodations for tanning, with the sum of four 



100 MEMORIALS AND GENEALOGIES. 

hundred pounds in money." After the decease of his mother he was 
to come in possession of the whole or other half of the new house, 
with all the other half of the housing, yard and tan-pits, goods, chat- 
tels, and all the residue and remainder of the estate which was re- 
served as the widow's dower, under the following canditions : by 
paying to his brother Thomas Glover in London, England, ten 
pounds; to his brother Nathaniel Glover.of Dorchester, forty pounds; 
and to Harvard College, at Cambridge, five pounds a year forever. 
The conditions were punctually fulfilled, as gathered by evidence on 
record. The annuity to Harvard College was paid regularly by him 
during his life, and since his decease in 1693 by his successors to 
that estate. 

Children of Mr. Habackuk and Hannah (Eliot) Glover, born 
in Roxbury, at the house of Rev. John Eliot : 

1, Hannah, b. 3 : 5 : 1654 ; bap. 3 : Y : 1654 ; died in infancy, 

+2. Rebeckah, b. 24 : 5 : 1655; bap. 29 : 5 : 1655; 

1st, Thomas Smith, of Boston. 

2d, Capt. Thomas Clarke, of Boston. 



m. 



Among the public references to Habackuk Glover during his life- 
time, we find the following. 

He appeared before the magistrates, January 4, 1654, with Mrs. 
Anna Glover, his mother, and presented his father's will for probate. 

Again in 1654, July 6th, his name appears in a lease of the farm 
in Milton, which had been assigned as a part of the widow's dower. 
(See Lease, p. 65.) 

May 18, 1660. Robert Mousall, merchant, of Boston, sold to 
Habackuk Glover, of Boston, his house and laud at the sea side, near 
Mr. Harrison's house, the " Ropemaker." Signed by Robert Mou- 
sall ; witnessed by Anna Glover and John Glover. 

In 1661, Habackuk was appointed attorney to his brother Thomas 
Glover, with full power to settle all his affairs in New England. 
(See p. 86.) 

10 mo. 11 day, 1661. An Indenture between Habackuk Glover 
and Hannah his wife, and William Hudson, for a house twenty feet 
square from outside to outside ; the house situated at the head of the 
Hock in Boston. 

20 (1) 1662. Thomas Mousall to Habackuk Glover : Amort- 
gage of his house and land in Charlestown, County of Middlesex ; 
consideration, eighty pounds. Signed by Thomas Mousall, Mary 



HABACKUK GLOVER. 101 

Mousall, and Alexander Mousall. "Witnessed by Benjamin Lothrop 
and Edward Burt. 

July 13, 1663, Habackuk Glover makes a conditional sale of the 
house and land in Charlestown, conveyed to him by Thomas Mousall. 
Signed by Thomas and Mary Mousall. Witnessed by Jonathan 
Howe, Jr., James Russell and Andrew Belcher. 

Aug. 8, 1663. William Hudson, of Boston, sold to Habackuk 
Glover " his Brew house and the land on which it stands ; " bounded 
by land of Habackuk Glover ; consideration, twenty -five pounds. 

March 22, 1665, he bought a house and land of William Hudson 
near the Dock in Boston. Witnessed by his brother John Glover, 
and John Loring. 

June 11, 1666. Habackuk Glover bought land in Boston of 
Francis and Elizabeth Smith. Witnessed by his brother John Glo- 
ver, and Richard Goulding. 

Nov. 28, 1666, he discharged a mortgage to John and Mary 
Mousall. 

March 28, 1668. Habackuk Glover purchased a house and land 
of James Penniman, bounded easterly and northerly on land of 
Nathaniel Woodward. 

January 3, 1666, John Woodmansey mortgaged a piece of land in 
Boston, which was discharged by Habackuk Glover, June 2, 1675. 

Nov. 28, 1666, he sold a piece of land in Boston to Capt. Thomas 
Smith, mariner. 

In 1669, a transaction is recorded of him with Nathaniel and 
Peter Duncan, for the recovery of a debt due to his brother Thomas 
Glover of London. (See p. 87.) 

In 1671, Habackuk Glover and John Glover sold to Robert Bab- 
cock, of Milton, two acres of land laid out to their father, John Glo- 
ver, Esq., of Boston, by the Proprietors of Dorchester, on the south 
side of Neponset River. 

March 2, 1673. A conveyance of house and land from Habackuk 
Glover to his beloved daughter, Rebeckah Smith, wife of Capt. Tho- 
mas Smith. 

Nov. 20, 1674, he makes another conveyance of land to his son- 
in-law, Capt. Thomas Smith, of Boston. 

March 18, he visited Newport, R. I., and while there wrote a let- 
ter, addressed to the Rev. Increase Mather, on doctrines of reli- 
gion which seemed to be a subject of discussion at that time. The 
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102 MEMORIALS AND GENEALOGIES. 

letter was concise and very neatly written. The original lias been 
preserved. 

Nov. 12, 1680, his name appears again in Glover's Agi-eement (be- 
fore referred to) in behalf of himself and his brother Thomas Glover 
of London. 

The next year after the division of Newbury Farm, Oct. 8, 1681, 
Habackuk Glover sold one fourth part of that farm, which was his 
share in its division in 1680, to Roger Billings ; consideration, one 
hundred and seventy pounds. Signed Habackuk Glover and Han- 
nah Glover. (See p. 73.) 

Will of Mr. Hahackuk Glover. 
I Habackuk Glover of Boston, in New England, being under bodily 
weakness, but of sound, disposing mind and memory, and knowing 
the uncertainty of life, do make my last Will and Testament, in man- 
ner and form following— hereby revoking and making void all former 
Wills by me formerly made. And first, I commit my soul unto God 
who gave it, and my body to the Earth to be decently buried at the 
discretion of my Executrix hereafter named. 

For my Worldly Goods and Estate, I will that these be employed 
and bestowed as by this my last Will expressed. Imp. I will that 
all my just debts and funeral expenses be well and truly paid, or 
ordained to be paid by my Executrix, with what convenient speed 
may be after my interment. 

Item. I give and bequeathe unto Hannah, my Well-beloved wife, 
the use, profits and incomes of all my moveables and personal Estate 
whatsoever, and of all my housing and lands situate at the Dock 
Head, adjoining to the housing and lands of my son-in-law Thomas 
Clarke, for the comfortable subsistence of my Wife during the term of 
her natural life. 

Item. At the decease of my said Wife, I give and bequeathe all 
my remaining moveables and personal estate whatsoever, and the 
rents, issues and profits of all my aforesaid Housing and Lands, unto 
my beloved daughter Rebockah Clark, to her Use and benefit, for and 
during the full time and term of her natural life. 

The reversion of all the Housing and Lands at the decease of my 
said daughter Rcbeckah Clark, I give, devise and bequeathe unto the 
heirs of her body, and to their heirs and assigns forever. 

And of this my last Will and Testament I do make, constitute, ap- 
point and ordain my before named Wife and Daughter to be full and 
whole Executors of all my Estate. 

In Witness whereof, 1 the said Habackuk Glover have hereunto 
set my hand and seale, this Seventeenth day of September, One thou- 
sand Six hundred and Ninety two, in the Twenty fourth Year of the 
Reign of William and Mary, King and Queen of England. 

Published by the Within named Habackuk Glover, in presence of 
Us, 

Benjamin Walker, Daniel Allen, Jonathan Jackson. 

Jonathan Addington, Eegislrar. 



HABACKUK GLOVER. 103 

There appears to be no account of his death, either by any record 
or by tradition. 

His will was made the 17th day of September, 1692, being then, 
as he says, under bodily weakness, but of sound mind. He lived 
six months after that event. Letters of administration on his estate 
were granted to Mrs. Hannah Glover, widow and relict of Mr. Ha- 
backuk Glover, April 4, 1693, and to Mrs. Rebeckah Clarke, his only 
daughter. No inventory of his estate was ever rendered to the Court 
of Probate. 

There appears to be a mortgage deed from Jonathan Pratt to Mrs. 
Hannah Glover, widow of Mr. Habackuk Glover, which was dis- 
charged and exonerated by Mrs. Rebeckah Clarke, only child and 
heir of Mr. Habackuk Glover and Hannah his wife, she personally 
appearing after the decease of her mother and acknowledging that 
she had received full satisfaction. (Boston, Feb. 25, 1708-9.) 

Hannah Eliot, the wife of Mr. Habackuk Glover, was born in Rox- 
bury, the 17th day of the seventh month, 1633, and died in Boston 
the 8th day of February, 1708-9, aet. 75 years. She was the daugh- 
ter of the Rev. John and Hannah (Mountfort) Eliot, of Roxbury. She 
is noticed by those who have gathered up memorials of the life of her 
father, the well-known Apostle to the Indians, as being eminently 
devoted to religious duties in early life ; as " a dutiful daughter — 
the only one who survived her parents — and who administered to 
their comfort in their declining years." She was married to Mr. Glo- 
ver, 3:4: 1653, and removed to Boston in 1654, it is said, although 
both their children were born at the house of her father in Roxbury, 
and baptized by him. (See depositions of Shubael and Joshua Sca- 
ver, pp. 78, 79.) 

16 2 mo. 1654, she was admitted to join the first Church in Boston. 

Judge Sewall writes in his diary, under date of July 18, 1705, 
" I visited this day Mrs. Hannah Glover, widow, who is blind. Father 
and Mother Eliot were there." 

Feb. 9, 1708. "The widow Hannah Glover dies, in the 76th 
year of her age ; widow of Mr. Habackuk Glover, and daughter of 
Mr. John Eliot, who married here, and this daughter of his was born 
at Roxbury, so that this gentlewoman, tho' born in New England, 
passed not only sixty but seventy years, and became a Great Grand 
Mother in our Israel." 



104 MEMORIALS AND GENEALOGIES. 

"Feb. 11; 1708-9. Mrs. Hannah Glover is buried in a tomb in 
the new burying place (the Granary). Bearers — Winthrop, Sew- 
all, Addington, Sargeant, Fayerweather and Checkley. Very cold 



[Third Generation.'] 

(2) REBECK AH GLOVER, only surviving daughter of Mr. 
Habackuk and Hannah (Eliot) Glover, was born in Roxbury the 
25th day of the 5th month, 1655, and baptized there by her maternal 
grandfather, the Rev. John Eliot, 29 : 5 : 1655. She died in Boston. 
Nov. 10th, 1711, in her 57th year, and was buried in the Stone 
Chapel yard. 

She was twice married; first, in 1672, at the age of about eight- 
een years, to Capt. Thomas Smith, of Boston, mariner, by whom she 
had eight children. 

" May 16, 1680, Capt. Thomas Smith, with his wife Rebeckah, was 
admitted to join the first Church in Boston in full communion." (Rec. 
1st Church.) 

Three of their children had been baptized previously under the 
half covenant, as it was called, which was at that time admissible in 
the New England churches. Capt. Thomas Smith died Nov. 8th 
1688; and April 30th, 1691, she married a second time to Capt. 
Thomas Clarke, a wealthy merchant of Boston. By him she had one 
daughter, who married but left no issue. 

Capt. Thomas Smith, the first husband of Rebeckah Glover, was 
born in England (the place not ascertained), and died in Boston 
Nov. 8, 1688. He was the son of Capt. Thomas Smith, Esq., who 
was undoubtedly one of the Smythes of Essex County in England. 
'^ In the parish of Blackmore, at the end of the Chancel, is the burial 
place of the Ancient family of Smythes of this Parish, and in which 
is a very old and decayed tomb erected to the memory of Thomas 
Smythe, Esq., who died in the year 1594; and also of Margaret his 
wife, and relict of Stephen Parvcl. Their effigies at full length are 
fixed in this monument. Upon the floor are several other inscrip- 
tions upon the gravestones of diff'erent branches of the family." Capt. 
Thomas Smith, the husband of Rebeckah Glover, was a mariner and 
shipmaster, in command of his own ship, making foreign voyages. He 
was also a landholder to some extent in Boston and vicinity. At the 



HABACKUK GLOVER. 105 

time of his death he owned lands in Wenham, Bradford, and other 
places in Essex County in New England. By his wife he succeeded 
to the possession of the estate of Mr. Habackuk Glover on Dock 
Square, and occupied the mansion house. He was the owner, also, 
of several pieces of land which were conveyed to him by his father- 
in-law, both before and after his marriage. 

Children of Capt. Thomas and Rebeckah (Glover) Smith, born 
and baptized in Boston : 

4- 3. Anne, bap. Dec. 2, 1677 ; m. Nathaniel Kay, Esq., of New- 
port, R. I. 
4. Rebeckah, bap. same day ; died in infancy. 

I c rpr 1 nr in i r>Ho { Ist, Marv Corwin, of Salem. 

+ 5. Thomas, bap. May 19, 1678 ; m. j ^^' ^^J^^ q^^^^ ' 

6, Habackuk, a twin, bap. July 7, 1680 ; d. same day. 

7. Samuel, a twin, bap. July 7, 1680 ; d. same day. 

-f 8. John, bap. July 11, 1681 ; m. Martha Brentou, of Bristol, R. I. 
-\- 9. Elizabeth, bap. Feb. 14, 1685 ; 

j 1st, Nathaniel Lyndall, of Salem. 
^- I 2d, Ebenezer Brenton, Esq., of Bristol, R. I. 
+10. Rebeckah, bap. Dec. 25, 1687 ; 

j 1st, John Gore, A.M., of Cambridge. 
°^- I 2d, Nathaniel Hubbard, Esq., of Dorchester. 

And by Capt. Thomas Clarke: 

-j-ll. Anne, born Sept. 2, 1694 ; m. John Jeffries, Esq., of Boston. 

The following notices of Capt. Thomas Smith are taken from the 
diary of Judge Sewall, by the kindness of the Rev. Samuel Sewall, 
of Burlington, Mass. The Judge says : 

" Oct 28, 1688. I visited Capt. Thomas Smith, who lies very ill." 

" Nov. 8th. Capt. Thomas Smith dies at 5 o'clock in the morning." 

" Nov. 10th. Capt. Thomas Smith was buried this day. I attend- 
ed the funeral. Where the Corpse was set, was the room where my 
father Hull first led me to see the manner of the merchants and 
Lords of the trade, I suppose now about twelve years ago. 

"The Bearers were Capt"' Prout and Fayerweather, William 
Clarke, Foye, Savage, Lcgg. Mr. Peter Sargent and Benjamin 
Brown, Esqrs., led the Widow. He was buried in the Old Burial 
Place " (or Stone Chapel yard). 



106 MEMORIALS AND GENEALOGIES. 

Will of Capt. Thomas Smith. 
Liber 10, folio 435-6. 

In the name of God, Amen. The 30 day of October, Anno Domini 
1688, &c. I Thomas Smith of Boston, within the Territory and com- 
mon of New England, being- sick of body, but, through the mercy of 
God, of sound disposing mind and memory, do make and ordain this 
my last Will and Testament, in manner and form following ; hereby 
revoking and making null and void all former Wills by me made. 

First and principally, I recommend my spirit into the hands of 
God who gave it, and my bod^'^ I remit unto the dust, to be devoutly 
interred at the discretion of my Executrix hereinafter named. And 
for such Worldly Goods and Estate as it has pleased God to bestow 
upon me, the same shall be disposed of in the following manner as 
hereafter expressed. 

Imprimis. My Will is that all my just debts and funeral expenses 
be well and truly paid, or ordered to be paid, by my Executrix, with 
what speed may be after my decease. 

Item. I give, devise and bequeath unto Rebecca, my Well beloved 
Wife, for her heirs and assigns forever, one full third part of all my 
housing, lands, farms, goods, chattels and Plate, whatsoever and 
wheresoever it may be found, as well Real as Personal. 

Item. I give, devise and bequeath the other two thirds part of all 
my housing, lands, farms, goods, chattels and Plate, whatsoever and 
wheresoever it may be found, unto my five children, vizt. : 

Anne Smith, Thomas Smith, John Smith, Elizabeth Smith, and Re- 
beckah Smith, and to such other child as my wife may now be preg- 
nant, to be equally divided and distributed to them and among them, 
part and part alike, within the space of two years after either of my 
children shall attain the age of Twenty One Years, or on the day of 
Marriage, which may first happen and come. And if any of my chil- 
dren happen to die before the age aforesaid, then the part or share of 
such child or children who die young or before they marry, is to be 
equally divided amongst all my remaining children, part and part 
alike, and also my wife is to share with them in such division. 

Item. I do nominate and constitute my said dear Wife Rebecca 
Smith sole Executrix of this my said Will during the time of her wid- 
owhood ; but upon her intermarriage or decease, I do hereby nomi- 
nate and appoint my father-in-law Mr. Habackuk Glover, and my 
good friends Mr. Peter Sargeant and Mr. Benjamin Brown, and my 
brother-in-law Obadiah Gill, or so many of them as will be then living, 
to be my Executors in trust in behalf of my children, to see this my 
will duly performed. And to each of my said Executors I give the 
sum of four pounds apiece in money, in testimony of my respect and 
love. • 

And I do give full power and authority unto my aforenamed Execu- 
trix succeeding her, to make sale of my house and land situate in Bos- 
ton, and my farm and land lying in Wenham, and my farm and land 
lying in Bradford, or any of them, or any other land to me of right 
belonging, if opportunity offer, and to seal and execute loyal Deeds 
of Conveyance of the same in due form, and to employ and improve 
the produce thereof according to their good discretion, for the most 



HABACKUK GLOVER. 107 

benefit and advantage of my said wife and my said children, accord- 
ing to their respective shares thereof. 

Lastly, I do solemnly charge and command all my children that they 
acquiesce and rest satisfied in this my last Will and disposal to them. 
And that they carry it well towards their mother and consult and take 
her advice in the disposal of themselves in marriage or otherwise. 

In Witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and seal the day 
and year first above written. 

Thomas Smith, and Seal. 
Witnessed by 

Daniel Allen, John Talbot, 

Jeremiah Fitch, (Signum) E Elizabeth Bussey. 

June Y, 1688. The above-written Daniel Allen, Jeremiah Fitch and 
Elizabeth Bussey, three of the Witnesses to this Will, appeared per- 
sonally and made Oath that they saw Thomas Smith subscribe and 
sign and seal, and heard him publish and declare this Writing to be 
his last Will and Testament, and that he was of sound mind and 
memory, according to the best of their proving. 

Sworn the Uh day of June, 1688, before me, Paul Dudley. 

Thomas Smith's Estate. 

Sept. 18, 1702. Prob. Rec, Vol. 15, fol. 68. 

Letters granted cum Testament unto Peter Sargeant, Esq., and Ben- 
jamin Brown, Esq., Executors in trust of the Will of Thomas Smith, 
of Boston, mariner, Dec<^, and of his Estate. 

Elisha Cooke, Esq., Judge of Probate of Wills for the County of 
Suffolk in New England, Greeting : 

Whereas Thomas Smith, late of Boston in the County aforesaid, 
Mariner, Dec*^, did in his last Will and Testament duly proved and 
approved (a copy of which is hereunto annexed), make and order 
his wife Rebecca sole Executrix of his Will during her widowhood, 
but upon her intermarriage or decease did recommend and appoint his 
father-in-law Habackuk Glover, and his friends Mr. Peter Sargeant 
and Mr. Benjamin Brown, and his brother-in-law Obadiah Gill, or 
so many of them as should be then living, his Executors in trust in 
behalf of his Children, and to see his Will duly performed ; 

And whereas Rebecca Smith, late wife of the said Thomas Smith, 
and Executrix as aforesaid, hath intermarried since his decease, 
whereof her Executorship is determined ; And it hath been made to 
appear unto me that Ilabackuk Glover and Obadiah Gill, before-named 
Executors, have since deceased ; Therefore, Know Ye, that all and 
singular of the Housing, Lands, farms, goods, chattels, Plate, &c., of 
the said Thomas Smith, is hereby committed to Peter Sargeant and 
Benjamin Brown, Esqrs., and they are also to render a plain and true 
inventory of the remaining value of said estate, and to give an ac- 
count of their Executorship upon Oath within one year from the date 
hereof. Eusha Cooke, Judge of Probate. 

Boston, September 18, n02. 



108 MEMORIALS AND GENEALOGIES. 

Mrs. Rebeccali Clarke lived twenty years after her second marriage. 
She made her will, which bears date Nov. 8, 1711, and is as follows: 

Will of Mrs. Reheckah (Glover) Clarke. 
Suffolk ss. Vol. n, p. 344. 

In the name of God, Amen. 

I Rebeckah Clarke, Wife of Thomas Clarke of Boston, in the Coun- 
ty of Suffolk in New England (Pewterer), and formerly the Wife of 
Thomas Smith, Mariner, deceased, being weak in body, but of sound 
disposing mind and memory, praised be God for the same, do make 
and ordain these Presents to be and contain ray Last Will and Testa- 
ment. That is to say, first and principally, I commend my soul into 
the hands of Almighty God, and my body to a decent interment in 
hopes of a Joyful resurrection to Eternal life through the alone merits 
of Jesus Christ my only Saviour and Redeemer. 

And as touching such Worldly and separate Estate which in and 
by a Certain Deed under the hand and scale of my said husband, 
bearing date the Twentieth day of February, 1695, is prescribed 
wholly to me and to be at mj disposal, and wherein and where- 
by my said husband doth Covenant, promise and agree to and 
with Peter Sargeant of Boston, Benjamin Brown of Salem, Esquires, 
and Obadiah Gill of said Boston, Housewright, Trustees for and on 
the behalf of me the said Rebeckah Clarke, to and with the survivor 
of them, their Executoi's and Administrators, that it shall and may be 
lawful for Me the said Rebeckah Clarke, notwithstanding the over- 
ture from time to time to employ, bestow, alienate and dispose of all and 
singular the Estate and Estates therein mentioned by my former hus- 
band or of my late father so far as my Right and interest therein can 
reach or extend, according to my own free will and pleasure, either by 
my last Will and Testament or by any other Testament, and that he 
my said husband, in case of his surviving, shall and will freely consent 
and allow of the Probate of any such Last Will and Testament, by 
Me signed in the Presence of Two or more Credible Witnesses as in 
and by the said recited Deed or Instrument, reference thereto being 
had among other things, may more fully appear. I therefore say, by 
virtue of the Power and Authority to me therein given, I do give, 
devise and bequeathe as followeth. 

Ir)\p. I do give and bequeathe Anne Smith, Elizabeth Lindall and 
Rebeckah Smith, One Hundred and Forty Pounds apiece in Money 
and Province Bills. 

Item. To my daughter Anne Clarke, my Gold Chain, wearing 
apparel and Twenty Pounds in Money or Province Bills. 

Item. To my daughter-in-law, Jane Coleman, Ten Pounds in Pro- 
vince Bills. 

Item. To my Grandson Thomas Smith, apiece of Land at the East- 
ward, bought by my son John Smith of James Russell, of Charles- 
town, Esq., or in lieu thereof my Will is that my said son John Smith 
shall pay to his brother Thomas Smith, for the use of my said Grand- 
son, Fifty Pounds in money of New England. 

Item. I do hereby remit and forgive unto my son John Smith half 
of the Interest he owes me for money due by bonds, due March 1st, 



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109 



1712. (The note and bond was given by the Executors to perform 
the Will and desire of their mother Mrs. Rebeckah Smith, and pay 
the debts of the estate, and is on file.)* 

Item. All the rest and residue of my Estate, Whatsoever and 
Wheresoever the same is or may be found, which does in any way 
belong- to me, I do give and bequeathe the same as followeth, To Wit 
—Two thirds part thereof to my son Thomas Smith, and the other 
Third part unto my son John Smith. And I do hereby nominate and 
appoint my said Two sons, Thomas Smith and John Smith, to be the 
only Executors of this my Last Will and Testament. And I do here- 
by revoke and make void all former Wills and Testaments at any time 
heretofore made by Me, in word or Writing, and declare these Pre- 
sents to be and contain my only last Will and Testament. 

In Witness Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and Seale this 
Eighth day of November, One Thousand Seven Hundred and Eleven. 

Rebeckah Clarke, and a Seale. 

Signed, Sealed, Published and delivered by the said 
Rebeckah Clarke, to be her last Will and Testament, 
in presence of us, Samuel Tyley, 

Jonas Clark, 

George Basin. 

Boston, November 17, lUl. I do hereby consent and allow of the 
Probate of this Will of my late Wife Rebeckah Clarke, and confirm 
the same. Thomas Clarke. 

Jonas Clark, ) wv 

Richard Kilby, j ^"'^^«^^«- Paul Dudley, Register. 

Capt. Thomas Clarke, the second husband of Rebeckah (Glover) 
Smith, was born in Charlestown, Middlesex County, and baptized 
there at the Old North Church (of which the First Church in Boston 
was a branch), when four days old. "22 (6) 1657, Thomas, the 
son of brother Thomas Clarke, was baptized by Rev. John Wilson." 
He afterwards became an honorable and useful member of that 
Church, and in his will gave to it a suitable portion of his substance 
as a memorial of his love and interest. He was one of the most 
eminent merchants of the early times of Boston, where he resided. 
The house where he lived is said to have been situated at the North 
End of Boston. A street and a square have since been named for 
him, near the location. He died there December 16, 1732, in 
his 76th jear.f He was twice married; the name of his fij.'st wife 

* The above in parenthesis is on the margin. 

t The father of Capt. Thomas Clarke was also an eminent Boston merchant, and engaged 
largely in other enterprises of profit and trade. 

There is a record on the books of Mr. John Pynchon, of Springfield, that Mr. William 
Payne and Capt. Thomas Clarke, merchants of Boston, in 1657, 1658, and 1659, employed 

11 



110 MEMORIALS AND GENEALOGIES. 

■was Jane , by whom he had one daughter Jane, bom March 16 f 

1679-80; married Rev. Benjamin Colman, D.D., and died Octo- 
ber 26, 1731. He married, second, April 2, 1691, Rebeckah (Glover) 
Smith, widow of Capt. Thomas Smith, by whom he had one daughter, 
Anne Clarke, who married John Jeffries, Esq. It is said also that 
he married a third time, August 13, 1713, Abigail Ketch or Keach, 
who died January 28, 1729. His gTandchildren were two daughters 
of Rev. Benjamin and Jane (Clarke) Colman, born in Boston, and 
named in his Will, viz. : 

Jane, b. Feb. 25, 1708; m. Rev. Ebenezer Turell, of Medford, Aug. 

17, 1726. 
Abigail, b. 1710 ; m. Albert Dennie, of Boston. 

Will of Gapt. Thomas Clark. 
Liber 31, folio 112, Suffolk Prob. Rec. 

In the name of God, Amen. 

This 8th Day of December, 1730, I Thomas Clarke of Boston, in 
the County of Suffolk and in the Province of Massachusetts Bay in 
New J]ngland, Merchant, being aged and infirm of body, although of 
sound disposing mind and memory, do make and publish this my last 
Will and Testament, as follows, viz. : 

Imp. I recommend my soul into the hands of Almighty God, and 
my body to a decent burial, in the hope of a Joyful Resurrection to 
Eternal Life through the merits of Jesus Christ my only Saviour and 
Redeemer. 

2dly, As touching my temporal Estate which God hath bountifully 
given me, after my just debts and funeral charges are paid by my Exe- 
cutors, I hereby give, devise and bequeathe thereof as follows : 

That is to say, I give to my Sons-in-law, Mr. Benjamin Coleman and 
Mr. John Jeffries over and above what I have already given them, 
the Sum of Five Hundred Pounds each in token of my love to them. 

Item. I give to the Poor Communicants of the Church of Christ 
usually assembling at Mr. Coleman's Meeting-House, the Sum of One 
Hundred Pounds, to be let out for their use by the Committee who 
shall from time to time be appointed by the Church : and the Interest 
thereof to be by the said Committee yearly and every year forever, 
distributed among such poor communicants as the said Committee in 
their discretion shall think fit. 

Item. I give unto the children of my son-in-law Mr. Benjamin 
Coleman by Jane his Wife, my loving daughter lately deceased, and 



men to work at a Black Lead Mine, which was situated in what is now Sturbridge. Mr. 
John Pynchon was agent for them till 1G59, when his agency ceased. In 1651, Mr. John 
Pynchon purchased twenty-six barrels suitable to contain black lead, and Clarke and Payne 
paid for them. In October, 1651, Capt. Thomas Clarke sent to Springfield a large number 
of cattle, horses and swine, to be sold or wintered. Gov. John "Winthrop afterwards came in 
possession of the mine I'eferred to. 



HABACKUK GLOVER. Ill 

to their heirs forever, to be equally divided among them, My House 
and Land lying in Brattle street (so called), Boston, aforesaid, with 
all the Privileges and Appurtenances as now enjoyed by Benjamin 
Dyer. 

Item. I give unto my loving daughter Anne Jeffries, the sum of 
One Thousand Pounds to be at her own disposal forever (notwithstand- 
ing the coverture). 

Item. I give One Third part of all my Silver Plate unto my said 
daughter Anne Jeffries forever, and I give the other Two thirds parts 
unto my two Grand-daughters, Jane Turell and Abigail Coleman, to 
be equally divided between them. 

Item. I give, devise and bequeathe unto my two said Grand- 
daughters Jane Turell and Abigail Coleman all that my certain Farm 
and Tract of Land Ij'^ing in Charlestown in the County of Middlesex 
in Massachusetts aforesaid, with all the privileges and Appurtenances 
thereto belonging, which Joseph Frost hired of me. To Ilave and To 
Hold the said Land and Premises unto them the said Jane Turell and 
Abigail Coleman, the one half unto the said Jane Turell and the heirs 
of her body lawfully begotten or to be begotten and their heirs for- 
ever, and the other half or part thereof unto the said Abigail Coleman 
and the heirs of her body begotten of her in lawful Wedlock and their 
heirs forever. 

Item. I give and devise unto the said John JeflFries and Anne his 
Wife, ray loving daughter, and to their heirs forever. All that my 
Mansion House, Brick Ware House, Shops, Coach House, and Lands 
thereto belonging, with the privileges and appurtenances to the same 
appraised, with the rest of my real Estate in Boston not otherwise 
herein disposed of. 

Item. I give my Negro Man Bi'istol his freedom within Seven 
years after my decease. 

Item. I devise my worthy friends, viz., Addington Davenport, 
Thomas Fitch, Thomas Palmer and Stephen Minot, to be Overseers of 
this my last Will and Testament, and I do hereby bequeathe unto 
each of them Five Pounds in token of my respect for them. 

Lastly, I give and bequeathe All my land at the Eastward which I 
bought of Mr. Edwards, and all the residue and remainder of my 
Estate, both Real and Personal, in Goods, Chattels, Rights or Credits, 
unto my two sons-in-law, viz., Benjamin Coleman and John JeftVies, 
to be equally divided between them, and to their heirs, Executors, 
Administrators and Assigns forever. 

And I do hereby Constitute and appoint the said Benjamin Coleman 
and John Jeffries sole and only Executors of this my last Will and 
Testament : hereby revoking all former Wills by me made. 

In Testimony whereof, I the said Thomas Clarke have hereunto 
set my hand and scale the day and year therein before written. 

Thomas Clarke, and Scale. 

Signed, sealed, published and declared by the said 
Thomas Clarke to be his last Will and Testament, in 
Presence of Us, John Simpson, 

Nathaniel Galpin, 

Samuel Tyley. 



112 MEMORIALS AND GENEALOGIES. 

The foregoing Will being presented for Probate by the Executors 
within named, Jonathan Simpson, Nathaniel Galpiu and Samuel Ty- 
ley made Oath that they saw Thomas Clarke sign the above written 
Instrument, and heard him declare it to be his last will and Testament. 

JosiAH WiLLARD, Judge of Probate. 

Boston, December 26, 1732. John Boydell, Register. 



[Fourth Generation.'] 

(3) ANNE SMITH, eldest daughter of Capt. Thomas and Re- 
beckali (Glover) Smith, was born in Boston, baptized at the first 
Church, Dec. 2, 1677, and died at Newport, R. I., about 1740, aged 
63 years. 

Oct. 14, 1715, she was married by the Rev. Samuel Myles to Na- 
thaniel Kay, Esq., of Newport, R. I., and went there to reside. The 
date of her death has not been obtained, but it is known that she 
survived her husband about six years. They had no children. 

A bust portrait of Nathaniel Kay, Esq., " Collector of the King's 
Customs," has been preserved at Newport, and was in the family of 
the Brentons a few years since. An interesting account of him may 
be found in Updike's History of the Narragansett Church. He 
was born in England about 1675, and died in Newport, R. L, April 
14, 1734, aged 59 years. The following inscription is engraved on 
a stone which covers his grave in Trinity Church yard, where his 
remains were deposited. It is on the left of the entrance at the gate. 

" This covers the dust of Nathaniel Kay, Esq., Collector of the 
King's Customs at Newport, whose spirit returned to God on the 14th 
day of April, Anno Domini 1734, after it had tabernacled in the 
flesh here 59 years. He, after an example in life of Faith and Cha- 
rity, did, by his last Will at his death, found and largely endow tAvo 
Charity Schools in Newport and Bristol within his Collection." 

He was one of the early friends of the Church, for we find his 
name as one of the Vestry as soo:i as the year 1720. He was in 
Newport as early as 1713. The records of Trinity Church notice 
him thus : " Mr. Nathaniel Kay, Esq., Collector of the Queen's Reve- 
nue in Rhode Island, who afterwards liberally endowed a school 
connected with this Church, was among the signers to a petition to 
the Queen for the establishment of Bishops in America." 

His house stood on the site now occupied by George Engs, Esq., 
on the hill near the head of Townc Street. It was, when built, one 



HABACKUK GLOVER. 113 

of the most spacious and elegant of private dwellings in the town. 
In his will, made a short time before his death, he bequeathed his 
dwelling-house, coach-house, and other valuable property to his wife 
Anne during her natural life ; after which he gives both his lots of 
land to Trinity Church, at Newport, and four hundred pounds in 
money of the currency of New England, to build a school-house for 
the minister of the Church of England in Newport, Mr. Honeyman — 
the lots of land lying in Rhode Island. In 1740, six years after his 
death, the estate of Mr. Kay is said to have come into the possession 
of the Church ; probably his wife died in that year. This estate has 
since been sold, and it is said that at the present time none of it 
remains in the hands of the Church. An account of the rents of the 
lands and houses left by Mr. Kay for the use of a grammar master 
at Newport, commencing April 1, 1765, shows the income to have 
amounted to 64 pounds and 5 shillings sterling. 

(5) THOMAS SMITH, eldest son of Capt. Thomas and Re- 
beckah (Glover) Smith, was born in Boston, May 16, 1678, and died 
in Saco, District of Maine, Feb. 19, 1742, in his 64th year. 

At the age of twenty-one years he succeeded to the estate on Dock 
Square, which formerly belonged to his great-grandfather, John 
Glover, Esq., and passed by him to his grandfather, Mr. Habackuk 
Glover, who left it to his only surviving child and heir, Rcbeckah, 
the widow of Capt. Thomas Smith, Sen., who on her second marriage 
with Capt. Thomas Clarke, left it in trust to Peter Sargeant and 
Benjamin Brown, Esqrs., until her eldest son Thomas arrived at the 
age of manhood. His share in the estate being only one fifth, the 
other four-fifths were subsequently obtained from his brother John 
and his sisters by deeds bearing date March 13, 1707, wherein "John 
Smith, Merchant, of Boston, conveys to his brother Thomas Smith one 
fifth part of a house and land situated at the head of the Great Dock 
in Boston, with all its privileges and appurtenances;" and Anne 
Smith and Rebeckah Smith in their rights, and Nathaniel Lyndall 
and Elizabeth his wife in her right, also each convey to him one fifth 
part of the same estate. The trustees, Peter Sargeant and Benjamin 
Brown, Esqs., having performed their duty in carrying out the purport 
and intention of the will of Capt. Thomas Smith, Sen., were discharged 
from their bonds, and Thomas Smith the successor assumed the pay^ 
mcnt of the perpetual annuity to Harvard College, which before hau 
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114 MEMORIALS AND GENEALOGIES. 

been paid by the trustees. He became a promineut man in Boston 
and resided there till about 1730, at which time he left and settled 
in Saco, Maine. He was largely engaged in the speculation of lands 
at the eastward, and kept a block house or store-house for the supply 
of the Indian tribes located in that region, and was some time known 
as Truck Master for the Indians at Saco and the adjacent villages. 
He left a large estate to his widow and surviving children. 

Thomas Smith was twice married, and had, in all, thirteen child- 
ren. First, May 9, 1701, he was married to Mary Oorwin, of Salem, 
by whom he had eight children. She was the daughter of Judge 
Corwin by his wife Elizabeth Sheafe, and was born in Salem about 
1680, at the " Old Corwin House," which is said to be still standing 
on the corner of Essex and North Streets. She died in Boston, July 
27, 1716, aged thirty-six years, and Capt. Thomas Smith was mar- 
ried a second time to Sarah Oliver, of Boston, daughter of Nathaniel 
and Elizabeth (Brattle) Oliver, Oct. 9, 1717. By her he had five 
children, who all died in infancy, or at a very young age. Sarah, his 
second wife, survived him and held her right of dower in the estate 
at Dock Square, and assumed tlie payment of the perpetual annuity 
to Harvard College from the income during her life. The date of 
her death has not been ascertained. 

Children of Capt. Thomas and Mary (Corwin) Smith, born in 

Boston and baptized there : 

+12. Thomas, b. March 10, 1101-2; m. Sarah Tyng, of Woburn. 
4-13. John, b. Feb. 2, IIOS ; m. Mercy Bridgham, of Boston. 

14. Samuel, b. Nov. 29, 1705 ; d. Aug. 23, 1712, aged 6 years. 

15. Mary, b. May 30, 1708 ; m. Owen Harris, of Boston (perliaps). 

16. Rebeckah, b. Jan. 24, 1710 ; d. in Boston, Aug. 6, 1740, aged' 

30 years. 

17/ Margaret, b. Dec. 11, 1711 ; d. Jan. 12, 1742, aged 32 years. 

18. Hannah, b. Oct. 26, 1713 ; d. Sept. 14, 1714, aged 11 mos. 

19. Elizabeth, b. March 2, 1715 ; d. April 24, 1724, aged 9 years. 

By wife Sarah Oliver : 

20. Sarah, b. Sept. 16, 1718 ; d. Oct. 28, 1721, aged 3 years. 

21. Anne, a twin, b. Nov. 3, 1719 ; d. Dec. 2, 1719, aged 1 mo. 

22. Bethiali, a twin, b. Nov. 3, 1719 ; d. Jan. 2, 1720, aged 20 ms. 

23. Anne, 2d, b. April 22, 1721 ; d. Oct. 1, 1725, aged 15 months. 

24. Sarah, b. May 15, 1724 ; d. May 27, 1724, aged 12 days. 

Capt. Thomas Smith died intestate. 

March 3, 1742, Letters of Administration were granted to Sarah 
Smith, his widow, and to John Smith, of Boston, merchant. 



HABACKUK GLOVEE. 115 

Inventory of the Estate. 

Boston, June 22, n42. We the subscribers, being appointed to 
make an appraisement of the estate of Thomas Smith, Esq., late of 
Boston, Dec'^, intestate, have valued the foregoing articles as exhibit- 
ed by the Administrators on the estate, the amount whereof is five 
thousand seven hundred and forty three pounds, ten shillings and 
three pence, in bills of old tenor. William Tyler, 

Jeffe Bedgood, 
Daniel Henchman. 

Suffolk ss. Sarah Smith and John Smith, Administrators, present- 
ed the aforegoing under oath, that it is a true and perfect inventory 
of the estate of Thomas Smith, Esq., DeC^, so far as hath come to their 
knowledge, and that if more appear hereafter they will cause the same 
to be added. The subscribers and Appraisers were all at the same 
time sworn as the law directs. Josiah Willard, Judge of Probate. 

Andrew Belcher, Register. 

Boston, June 22, 1U2. 

By the Hon. Josiah Willard, Judge of Probate. 

Suffolk ss. To Caleb Lyman, Jonas Clarke, Thomas Hubbard, Esq., 
Capt. William Downes and Deacon John Phillips : You or any three 
of you are hereby empowered to make a just and equal division and 
partition of the Real estate of Thomas Smith, Esq., late of Boston 
aforesaid, Dec^ intestate, of which he died seized, by setting off to 
his relict Widow, Sarah Smith, her Dower or Thirds therein according 
to your best Skill and judgment, as the law directs ; the which you 
have been shown. And you are to make return of your doings hereof 
unto the register's office as soon as may be. Given under my hand 
and seal of the said Court of Probate at Boston, this 2'' day of August, 
1742. J. Willard, Judge of Probate. 

Pursuant to the Within appointment to set off to the Relict Widow, 
Sarah Smith, her Dower or Tliird part of her late husband's estate 
Thomas Smith, Esq., Dec'^, Real estate shown to us. We have ac- 
cordingly attended to that service, and unanimously agreed that her 
Right of Dower or Third part of said Dec^' estate on Dock Square, 
Boston, viz., measuring in the front twenty-nine feet and five inches 
on a South West line, bounded by the house and land of Joshua 
Blanchards and there measuring Fifty ft. thereon, a return on the back 
part of said Blanchard's yard, and there measuring fifteen feet and 
one inch ; then running on a Northerly line, and bounded by the land 
of Mr. John Ilolyoke and there measuring twenty-six feet ; then run- 
ning on the back part of said Ilolyoke's land three feet, may then run 
on a rear line bounded by a Warehouse now in possession of Mr. 
Joseph Sherburn and measuring Seven and a half feet ; and on a re- 
turn by the said Warehouse on a South East line measuring eighteen 
feet and five inclies, and on a North p]ast line measuring sixteen feet 
and two inches ; and from thence measuring through the Entiy ol the 
Mansion house home to tlic Front on Dock Square on a South East 
line Fifty-nine feet. Together with tlic Dwelling house and buiklings 
on said Land and now in the possession of Mr. Joseph Lewis, Tobac- 



116 MEMORIALS AND GENEALOGIES. 

conist ; with the privileges of the Eutry into the Street, excepting a 
Shop included within said lines, and in the possession of Mr. Thomas 
Eastwick, Jeweller, running in the Front on Dock Square seven feet 
and nine inches, and on the rear seven feet and four inches ; and on 
the East side Thirteen feet and six inches ; which house and land as 
above described we agree to be her Dower. Provided she pay annu- 
ally to the Treasurer of Harvard College the sum of Five pounds pass- 
able money of New England ; being an encumbrance on the estate 
of said Deceased. Caleb Lyman, 

Jonas Clark, 
Thomas Hubbard, 
William Downes, 
John Phillips. 

Boston, 6"* August, 1742. The foregoing being presented by the 
subscribers as the Widow's Thirds on the Estate of Thomas Smith, 
Esq., Dec*^, I do hereby allow and approve. 

Joseph Willard, Judge of Probate. 

The following items are extracted from the inventory. Among 
the household articles prized was one family picture, 30s. ; two small 
ones, 60s.; one family picture in a gilt frame, 15s.; a family Arms 
in a gilt frame, 4s. ; 145 oz. plate, X210-5 shill. ; Negro Man named 
Henry and Clothes, <£90 ; Negro Man named Robert and Clothes, 
£180; Negro Woman named Tamar, £150; houses and Lands in 
the occupation of Mr. Sherburn, Mr. Randall and Mr. Lewis, £4000. 
Whole amount, £5743 10 3. 



(8) JOHN SMITH, second son of Capt. Thomas and Rebeckah 
(Glover) Smith, was born in Boston, July 1, 1681, and it is supposed 
died there about 1737. He was a merchant in Boston, and was at 
one time largely engaged in land speculations at the eastward. It 
is stated in the Journal of his nephew. Rev. Thomas Smith of Port- 
land, that he was at one time Proprietors' Clerk in North Yarmouth, 
before that town was incorporated, and largely interested in the an- 
cient town of Falmouth, now Portland. 

In 1706 he purchased Long Island'^ of James Russell, of Charles- 
town, Mass. A reference is made to this transaction in the will of 
his mother, Mrs. Rebeckah Clarke, of Boston. 

Under date of July 13, 1717, his name is enrolled among a list 



*■ Lonff Island was one of the islands in Casco Bay, near Portland, and was said to contain 
six Imiidicd and fifty acres of land lieionging to the town of Falmouth, in the Province of 
Maine, but under the jurisdiction of Massachusetts. 



25. 


Martha, 


26. 


Rebekah, 


27. 


Martha, 


28. 


Anne, 


29. 


Jahleel, 


30. 


Sarah, 


31. 


John, 


32. 


Martha, 



HABACKUK GLOVER. 117 

of petitioners to the General Court of Massachusetts for protection 
to the Proprietors' lands, and aid in building up the waste places 
made desolate by ravages of the Indians. 

He was co-Executor to his mother's will, in 1711-12. In 1724 
his name appears on the agreement of the heirs of John Glover, Esq. 
of Dorchester and Boston, as a sharer in the Common and Undivided 
Lands in Dorchester New Grant. 

Feb. 5, 1707, he was married, by Rev. Benjamin Colman, to Mar- 
tha Brenton, of Bristol, R. I., eldest daughter of Major Ebenezer 
Brenton, and grand-daughter of Gov. Brenton, of Rhode Island. 
By her he had eight children ; 

b. Dec. 7, 1708 ; d. Nov. 6, 1709, (Boston Rec.) 
b. July 31, 1710 ; d. Sept. 8, 1716, aged 6 years, 
b. April 27, 1712 ; d. Jan. 29, 1714, in her 2d year, 
b. July 14, 1715 ; d. Oct. 14, 1716, aged 15 months, 
b. Nov. 20, 1717 ; d. same year, 
b. April 9, 1719. 
b. Nov. 4, 1720. 
b. April 21, 1723. 

As no deaths are found recorded of the last three children, it is 
supposed they lived to attain the age of maturity, and perhaps have 
descendants ; but none of them have been identified or become known 
to us. 



(9) ELIZABETH SMITH, third daughter of Capt. Thomas and 
Rebeckah (Glover) Smith, was born in Boston, Feb. 10, 1685; bap- 
tized at the first Church there, Feb. 14, 1685, and died in Bristol, R. I. 
She was twice married : first, to Nathaniel Lyndall, Esq., of Salem, 
May 21, 1706, by whom she had two children. He was son of the 
Hon. Timothy and Mary (Vcren) Lyndall, and was born in Salem, 
Nov. 4, 1679. He became a merchant, and established himself in 
Boston, where he resided at the time of his marriage, and died there 
Sept. 2, 1711, in his thirty-second year, leaving a widow and one 
child. 

Children of Nathaniel and Elizabeth (Smith) Lyndall, born in 
Boston : 

33. Nathaniel, b. Feb. 16, 1707-8, H. C. 1728 ; settled probably at 

Newport, and died there in 1776, 

34. Elizabeth, b. April 17, 1711 ; died in infancy. 



118 MEMORIALS AND GENEALOGIES. 

And by Major Ebenezer Brenton, her second husband ; 

or . ( 1st, — >-- Concklin. 

rf&. Anne, m. | 2d, Martin Howard, Esq. 

Will of Nathaniel Lyiidalt 

Sept. 1, 1711. Nathaniel Lyndall, of Boston, Shopkeeper, being 
sick and weak ia Body, but of sound mind and memory — After pro- 
viding for just debts and funeral expenses, gives his beloved wife 
Elizabeth Lyndall, in view of her thirds, Five hundred Pounds in 
Money, with all his household stuff and furniture, she paying to " my 
brother Thomas Smith a debt due to him of Sixty pounds and 
interest." 

Gives to his Honored Mother, Mary Lyndall, a decent suit of 
Mourning Cloaths ; his seal and Ring to his two brothers, James 
Lyndall and Timothy Lyndall ; his wearing apparel, linen and woolen, 
to be equally divided between them, and to his aforenamed brother 
Timothy his watch. 

All the rest and residue of his Estate, both Real and Personal, he 
gives to his son Nathaniel Lyndall and to his heirs forever, to be pos- 
sessed and enjoy edas soon as he shall attain to the full age of twenty- 
one years ; And if he should die before he attain that age, he gives 
all that accrues to his son of his Estate to his aforenamed James 
Lyndall and Timothy Lyndall, to be equally divided between them 
and their heirs ; and the residue of his personal Estate to be equally 
divided between his brothers and sisters. Constitutes and appoints 
his beloved wife Elizabeth to be sole Executrix. 

(Signed) Nathaniel Lyndall. 

Witnessed by 

Isaiah Fay, 

Jonathan Barnard, 

Edward Weaver. Will proved Sept. 17, 1711. 

Elizabeth (Smith) Lyndall was married a second time to Ebene- 
zer Brenton, of Newport, R. I., March 6, 1712-13, and went there 
to reside. She had one child by Ebenezer Brenton, and perhaps 
others, a daughter Anne, who married first a Conckliu, who died ; and 
on the 29th of December, 1749, she was married to Martin Howard, 
Esq., at the house of her father. Major Ebenezer Brenton, by the 
Rev. James McSparrow, D.D., Incumbent of St. Paul's Church in 
Narragansctt. They resided, it is said, at Newport. There was 
issue from this marriage — two daughters, one of whom married James 
Center of Newport, R. I., and died soon after, and he married the 
other daughter. There was issue from this marriage — Mary Cen- 
ter, a granddaughter of Judge Howard, who married Capt. Harris, of 
the revenue service, and resided in the mansion house of her grand- 
father, situated on North Main Street. Mrs. Harris has since died. 



HABACKUK GLOVEE. 119 

Thus it appears that there were descendants in this line from 
Ebenezer and Elizabeth (Smith) Brenton, which reached three genera- 
tions, in the names of Howard, Center and Harris, who were lineally 
descended from Habackuk Glover. Probably there were others who 
have not been noticed. 

fVill of Major Ehenezer Brenton. 
Made the 8 day of June, 1706. Suff. Prob. Rec, Vol. 16, p. 541. 

In the name of God, Amen. I Ebenezer Brenton of Bristol, within 
the County of Bristol, in the Province of Massachusetts Bay in New 
England, Merchant, being in Good health and perfect memory, do 
make and ordain this my last Will and Testament. That is to say, 
first of all, I recommend my soul, &c. 2dly, his lawful debts and 
funeral charges are provided for. 3dly, Gives to bis son Ebenezer 
Brenton and to his heirs and assigns forever. One half of his Whole 
Estate, when he shall arrive at the age of Twenty One years. To his 
two daughters, Martha Brenton and Sarah Brenton, the other half of 
his Estate equally divided for their support and maintenance in the 
time of their minority, and the residue to be delivered imto them when 
they shall come of lawful age. Constitutes and ordains his honora- 
ble and beloved brother, Jahleel Brenton, of Newport, R. I., and 
Col. Nathaniel Byfield, of Bristol, aforesaid, his Executors. 

(Signed) Ebenezer Brenton, and Seal. 
Witnessed by 

Joseph Torry, 

Martha Church, 

John Gary. Will proved April 14, 1*709. 

Brentoii's Cliildren's Bond to Nathaniel Byfield. 
Vol. 18, p. lU, Suff. Rec. 

Know all Men by these Presents, That We, Ebenezer Brenton of 
Bristol, in the County of Bristol and in the Province of Massachusetts 
Bay in Now England, Merchant, and John Smith of Boston, within 
the County of Suffolk and in the Province aforesaid, Merchant, are 
held and firmly bound and obliged unto Nathaniel Byfield, Esq., of 
the aforesaid Bristol, Executor of the last will and Testament of Major 
Ebenezer Brenton late of the same place, Deceased, in the full and 
just sum of Five Hundred Pounds Current money of New England, 
to be paid unto him the said Nathaniel Byfield, his heirs. Executors, 
Administrators and Assigns, to the true payment whereof we bind 
ourselves and each of us by himself, our and each of our heirs. Ex- 
ecutors, Administrators and Assigns Joyntly and Severally for the 
whole and in the whole firmly by these Presents. 

Sealed with our seals and dated the fifth day of February, Anno 
Domini HIS, in the 12th year of Her Majesty's Reign. 

The Condition of this present Obligation is such, that Whereas the 
above bounden Ebenezer Brenton and John Smith in the Right of Mar- 



120 MEMOKIALS AND GENEALOGIES. 

tha his wife, son and daughter of the abovenamed Major Ebenezer 
Brenton, have had and Received of and from the abovenamed Nathan- 
iel Byfield, Executor as aforesaid, their several and respective parts 
and shares and portions of and in the surplusage of the clear Estate 
of their said father Major Ebenezer Brenton, Deceased, according to 
his last will and Testament, all debts, legacies and incidental charges 
being first proved and discharged according to the said Executor's 
account of his Administration exhibited upon oath to the Court of 
Probate (relation thereto being had), have likewise had and received 
of the said Nathaniel Byfield the part and share and portion of and 
in the Estate of the said Major Ebenezer Brenton accruing to their 
sister Sarah Brenton lately deceased, who died a Minor within age, 
and to whom the said Ebenezer Brenton and John Smith, their 
Executors and Administrators and each of them respectively, in case 
it happen that other debts do hereafter appear to be due from the 
Estate of their said late father Major Ebenezer Brenton (not now 
known), do refund and pay back to the said Nathaniel Byfield in his 
capacity of Executor as aforesaid, their several rates, parts and shares 
of such debt or debts, or Executor's charges, without cover, fault or 
delay, then the within written Obligation to be void and of none i 
efiect, or else to remain in full force and virtue. 

Ebenezer Brenton, and a Seal. 
John Smith, and a Seal. 

Signed, sealed and delivered in Presence of us — 
John Spurrier and 
Edward Little (Bristol, R. I.) 

Edward Little, one of the witnesses of this Instrument, personally 
appeared before me the subscriber, one of his Majestie's Justices of 
the Peace for the County aforesaid, and made oath that he was present 
and did see Ebenezer Brenton and John Smith sign, seal and deliver | 
this Instrument as their Act and Deed, and that he, with John Spur- 
rier, did set their names thereunto as Witnesses. 

Bristol, Sept. 11, 1714. 

Thomas Palmer and 
Samuel Tyley, for 

Paul Duhlev, Register. 

Received, Examined and Recorded, Sept. 11, 1714. 

(10) REBECKAH SMITH, third daughter of Capt. Tliomas and 
Rebeckah (Glover) Smith, was born in Boston, Dec. 22, 1687, was 
baptized on the 25th of the same month, and died after 1748. The 
place of her death is not known. She was twice married : first. May 12, 
1713, to John Gore, A.M., by the Rev. Benjamin Colman. He died 
November 12, 1720, and left no children. She married, second, Na- 
thaniel Hubbard, Esq., of Dorchester, December 5, 1725. 



HABACKUK GLOVEE. 121 

JoH>^ Gore, the first husband of Rebeckah Smith, T^as the son of 
John and Elizabeth Gore of Roxbury, born there in 1G82, and died 
of smallpox at sea, on his return voyage from England, Nov. 7, 1720, 
aged 38 years. He graduated at Harvard College in the class of 
1702, was Librarian there from 1706 to 1707, and was admitted to 
the first Church in Cambridge, January 6, 1707. 

A sermon occasioned by his death, with an appendix containing 
something of Mr. Gore's character, was prepared by Rev. William 
Cooper, of Brattle Street Church ; the appendix by Rev. Benjamin 
Colman, pastor of the same Church. The former was entitled " A 
Sermon on the lamented death of that ingenious Gentleman, Mr. 
John Gore, A.M., of Harvard College, in Cambridge, N. E., who died 
of Small Pox on his return voyage from England, Nov. 7, 1720." 
In the Appendix it is said : 

" The death of Mr. John Gore, which occasioned it, was as lament- 
ed a death as has of late been among us. There were several of his 
near relations and mournful friends in the assembly to whom it was 
preached." 

In the preface it is written : " Mr. Gore was truly an ornament to 
his country, to the College and to our Church. He was very much 
the Honor of his order among us, a glory to his Profession, the beau- 
ty of the Sea, of Sobriety, Modesty, Literature, and (in a Judgment 
of Charity) of sincere unaffected piety, makes up his Just character- 
He was fit to teach either in the school or the pulpit. He was the 
same abroad as at home, in his ship as well as in his house. To con- 
clude, the last act of his life shewed his generous regard to the safety 
of his country ; for knowing well the terror the Town is in, of the 
Small Pox, and having had seven of his company ill of that conta- 
gious distemper on his voyage from London, he being the only per- 
son remaining on board who had not had the distemper, when he 
cast anchor, and having reason hourly to expect he might be taken 
down with it, as indeed he was the next day, yet he would not come 
on shore to his own house, but chose to keep on board his ship, in so 
cold a season of the year and at such a distance from needed help, 
rather than to endanger the Town by bringing sickness into it." 

The Doctor adds also an observation by Mr. Prince of the News 
Letter : He says, " Mr. Gore seemed to be set as a rare example 
for all ship commanders and sea-faring men to observe ; that he ex- 
celled in Mathematics and Philosophy. A young gentleman who 
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122 MEMORIALS AND GENEALOGIES. 

came over passenger with Capt. Gore, writes of liim to his brother 
from Spectacle Island, Nov, 15, 1720, speaking in the highest terms 
of his dearly beloved Captain." 

Will of John Gore. 

In the name of God, Amen. 
I John Gore of Boston, in the county of Suffolk, in his Majesty's 
Pi'ovince of Massachusetts Bay in New England, Mariner, Being 
bound on a voyage to Sea, and considering the uncertainty of human 
affairs, especially those attended with such a variety of accidents, and 
knowing it to be appointed for all men once to die, do make and or- 
dain this to be my last Will and Testament, vizt. Principally and 
first of all I give and recommend my soul into the hands of God who 
gave it, and my body to the Earth or Sea to be buried in a decent 
Christian manner, nothing doubting that at the Resurrection I shall 
receive it back again by the Almighty Power of God. 

And as to my Worldly Estate it hath pleased Almighty God to bless 
me with in this life, I give, devise and dispose in the following man- 
ner. Imprimis. I give and bequeathe to my Honored Motlier Eliza- 
beth Tucker, for her support and maintenance during her natural life, 
Six Pounds of Lawful money of that Province, to be paid yearly, and 
at her death Six Pounds to defray her funeral charges. 

Item. If it shall please God to take awaj- my life abroad and pros- 
per my interest that goeth with me, or if the vessel I proceed in shall 
miscarry and the insurance I have ordered to be made shall be paid 
and arrive safe, I give and bequeathe to my brothers Samuel Gore 
and Obadiah Gore, and my sister Margaret Ilealy, each of them the 
sum of Ten Pounds, to be paid to them after the death of my Mother. 
Item. I give and bequeath to my dearly beloved wife Rebecca, 
All and singular my Real and Personal Estate (except the above 
mentioned), if she shall have no issue by me, but if she shall have 
issue, be it son or daughter, I give and bequeath to such issue the 
sum of Two Hundred Pounds, and utterly disannul the piu-agraph to 
my brothers and sister. 

I likewise constitute, make and ordain my wife Rebecca above- 
mentioned my sole Executrix of this my last Will and Testament, 
if she shall have no issue by me. But if God shall give her a son 
or daughter by me, I desire my very good friend and brother Mr. 
John Jeffries will act as an Executor with my wife. 

And 1 do hereby utterly disalloAv, revoke and disannul all and every 
former Will, Testament, Legacy and bequest executed by me in any 
ways before named, willed, bequeathed, Ratified and confirmed, and 
this and no other to be my last Will and Testament. In witness 
whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and seal, this 8tli day of No- 
vember, 1717. John Gore, and a seal. 

N. B. If my house be destroyed by fire, or any part of my Estate 
bo destroyed by fire, or any Extraordinary Providence of G(»d, I re- 
voke all and every of the above Legacies, John Gore, and a seal. 



HABACKUK GLOVER. 123 

Signed, Sealed, Published and Declared by the said 
John Gore as his last Will and Testament, in presence 
of us, Richard Love, 

Thomas Laneklin, 

Henry Gibbs. 

The above will was made three years before his death, and was 
presented for probate by his widow Rebcckah Gore, in December, 
1720. 

Nathaniel Hubbakd, Esq., the second husband of Mrs. Rebecca 
(Smith) Gore, was born in Boston, Oct. 13, 1680; graduated at 
Harvard College in the class of 1698, and died at Rehoboth, Bristol 
County, R. I., in 1748. He was the son of John and Anne (Leverett) 
Hubbard, and grandson of Rev. William Hubbard, the historian of 
New England. His father was an eminent merchant of Boston, and 
for some years a resident in Braintree, where he was the owner of 
extensive Iron Works, and carried on the iron business largely until 
the time of his death. He died in Boston, January 8th, 1709-10. 
His mother was Anne, daughter of Gov. John Leverett, of Mass., 
who died in Boston, March 16th, 1678-9. She died in 1717. 

Nov. 29, 1693, Mr. Nathaniel Hubbard was chosen by the Church 
at Braintree to go to Dedham as delegate to assist in the ordination 
of Rev. Joseph Belcher. Mr. Torrey, Mr. Hubbard and Mr. Dan- 
forth laid their hands upon the head of Mr. B., and Mr. Fiske gave 
the Right Hand of Fellowship. 

In 1708, he is said to have been a petitioner, with others of 
Dorchester, for liberty to dig iron ore in the Undivided Lands iu 
Dorchester New Grant. 

He was of Braintree in 1713-14, and is said to have purchased 
twenty-one acres of land there, situated near the Iron Works, and 
bounded on the highway. There was a dwelling house, also a barn 
and shop on this land, which, Oct. 12, 1720, he sold again to Tho- 
mas Vinton, the former owner and grantor. He was soon after in 
Dorchester, and makes another conveyance to Thomas Yinton, bloom- 
er, of Braintree, of one acre and a half of land in Braintree, adjoin- 
ing Monotaquod River, upon a part of which the Braintree Iron 
Works now stand. He removed to Dorchester about this time, took 
an activ.e part in the aflairs of town, and was chosen Moderator at 
the town meetings. He owned land iu the south part of the town, 
now Milton. His name stands among a list of those who were 
liable to pay province tax iu the years 1720 to 1734. 



124 MEMORIALS AND GENEALOGIES. 

He was twice married: first, at Braintree, Aug. 25, 1707, to Mrs. 
Elizabeth Nelson, by Francis Malauny, Esq. They had four children, 
born and recorded in Braintree, as follows : Elizabeth, born Dec. 9, 
1708, m. Munday; John, born March 28, 1709-10; Nathan- 
iel, born Feb. 28, 1711-12, m. Hannah Wiswall, of Dorchester, in 
1763; Anna, born Nov. 12, 1713. Another son was born in Dor- 
chester and recorded on Milton town records as follows : " Leverett, the 
soa of Nathaniel Hubbard, Esq., was born in Dorchester, Dec. 23d, 
1723." He had also a daughter Margaret, of whom no record of 
birth has been found. His wife dying in 1724, he was married the 
next year to Mrs. Rebeckah Gore, widow of John Gore, A.M., who 
survived him. It has not been ascertained at what time he left Dor- 
chester. He paid taxes there in 1739, but he was at Rehoboth some 
time before that, and it is believed he removed there soon after his 
second marriage. It is said he was a man highly distinguished for 
his ability, learning and sound judgment. He became a prominent 
man in Rehoboth, owned large estates there and in Bristol, was elect- 
ed Judge of Probate for the County of Bristol, and continued to serve 
in that honorable position until his decease in 1748. He was also 
elected to other important offices, which he filled with honor and 
distinction. 

TVill of Nathaniel Hubbard, Esq. 

In the name of God, Amen. 

I Nathaniel Hubbard of Rehoboth, in New England, do make and 
ordain and declare this to be my last Will and Testament, revoking 
all former Wills by me heretofore made. 

And first of all, before I settle my Worldly affairs, I do most seri- 
ously and humbly n^commend my Soul and bodye into the hands of 
God in our Lord Jesus Christ, hoping for pardon and Salvation 
through his alone merits and Righteousness. Let my bodye be buried 
according to the custom of God's people amongst whom 1 now live, 
without pomp or vanity, at the disposition of my Executors, save only 
that tlicy bo restrained as to the funeral charges, so far that my wife 
only have liberty to take and make for herself such a suit of mourning 
apparel as she shall choose, and no money shall be allowed the other 
Executors, or any of their children, but each one find themselves out 
of what I have given them by Will. 

And for settling that portion of my Worldly Goods which it hath 
pleased God to bestow upon mo, 1 do order and bestow the same as 
followeth. 

Imp. Lot all my just debts and duos, with expenses of my funeral, 
be discharged as soon as conveniently may be after my decease. 

Item. 1 give and devise to my Kinsman Nathaniel Ruggles, son 



HABACKUK GLOVER. 125 

of my Sister Mary Ruggles, deceased, One Tenth part of my Lands 
at the Place called Amos Congers, in the Eastern part of and near to 
George's River (so called), to be to him and his heirs forever.; Pro- 
vided he deliver up to my Executors, cancelled, my Bond given to 
Mary his Mother conditionally for my giving her a Deed of said tenth 
part. Yet if I shall give him a Deed thereof or otherwise discharge 
said Bond in my lifetime, then is this Gift or lease to become entirely 
void. 

Item. I give and bequeath unto my Kinsman William Hart, and 
to my Kinswoman Rebecca Ruggles, the children of my Sister Rebeck- 
ah Hart, One tenth part, that is to say, two parts of said one tenth to 
William Hart, and one third part thereof to Rebockah Ruggles, to be 
to them and their heirs forever ; This Gift on condition that they 
deliver up to my Executors, cancelled, my Bond conditional for my 
giving them a Deed of One tenth part. 

Item. I give and devise to my three sons, Nathaniel, Leverett and 
John Hubbard, All the remaining part of ni}^ Lauds and Estates at 
Amos Congers or anywhere to be found at the Eastward of Kenne- 
beck River, Also the aforesaid two tenths if I should discharge the 
before mentioned Bonds in my Life time, otherwise than by giving 
Deeds of the Lands. To have and to hold the same in manner and 
proportion as follows. That is to say. One moiety or half part of all 
the Main Lands, also the whole of my Right in the Islands, unto my 
eldest son John and his heirs forever. Also One fourth part of all on 
the Main Land to my Son Nathaniel and to his heirs forever. And 
One fourth part of all the Main Lands to my son Leverett Hubbard. 

Item. I give to my son John, my Silver hilted sword, and my 
Watch and Seal, and my yellow stocked gun. 

Item. I give to my son Nathaniel my other gun and sword, a clock 
I have already given into his hand, one half of my books, save the 
Bibles hereafter named and those books brought by my Wife, my 
Spanish Secretary, and all that is due to me either by Bond or by 
Books from him. 

Item. I give to my son Leverett my clock, one of my desks, and 
one half of all my Books save the Bibles named, and those brought by 

my Wife, Four pictures, two of them pictures, and two of them 

Lings ; and two more that used to hang up in my green room at Bris- 
tol ; and two servants, Jacob and his Wife, saving the use of the 
servants to my Wife during her lifetime. Also I give him all my 
utensils of husbandry, my Chair and Caravan, saving the use of my 
Caravan to my Wife during her life. And I also give him my Bible, 
with the Genealogy of the Tribes and Line of the Blessed Saviour. 

Item. I give to my daughter Munday All that she is indebted to 
me by Bond or Books or Note, with what I have given her at mar- 
riage, makes her about equal with her sisters. 

Item. I give to my daughter Anne Hubbard, my Silver Tankard, 
my largest walnut frame Looking-Glass, my finest Damask Tablecloth, 
with Six Napkins the same ; One Feather bed, bolster and pillows, 
and two or three blankets, my Wife shall choose ; my Diamond Ring, 
with a Pearl Necklace which I have given unto her already. I give 
her also one of the Bibles aud half of the Books that came by my 
Wife. 

12* 



126 MEMORIALS AND GENEALOGIES. 

Item. I give to my daughter Margaret Hubbard my best feather 
bed and bolster and pillows I had with her mother, my best diaper 
Table Cloth, with eleven napkins of the same ; Also a silver Porringer, 
•with six spoons marked N.h E. ; 10 Leather Chairs, 1 Couch, a Wal- 
nut frame Looking Glass, with square Chamber Table ; my Negro 
named Kate, with time remaining in Phillis by Indenture ; Also my 
Bible with silver Clasps, and One half the books brought by my Wife. 
And Let my daughters Anne and Margaret have my Scarlet Cloak 
between them. 

Item. I give to my Wife and Margaret my Wearing Linen in equal 
parts, and all the rest of my Wearing Apparell I give to my three 
sons to be equally divided between them. 

Item, I give to my sister Anne Ten pounds of Province bills of 
Old tenor, to be paid by my Executors within six months after my 
decease ; and it is my will that my Wife pay to my Sister Anne 
yearly Six pounds Old tenor in discharge of my Bonds as an Annuity 
for that sum. And my children out of what I have given them shall 
each of them, after my Wife's decease, pay to her yearly the sum of 
4 pounds Old Tenor during her mortal life, in Lieu of said Annuity. 

Item. All the rest of ray household goods I give to m}^ two daugh- 
ters Anne and Margaret, to be equally divided between them. Sav- 
ing the use thereof to be to my Wife during her natural life. 

Let my Executors sell all my Stock of Cattle, Sheep and Horse and 
Swine, except what I shall hereafter dispose of, to enable them to 
pay my debts. 

And whereas I have laid out Ten Letts of Land on the East side of 
my farm at Bristol, in the Colony of Rhode Island, fronting on Bristol 
Harbor on the East, and lying between an enclosed Meadow on the 
North, called the Meadow before the House, and an enclosed Meadow 
on the South, called the East Meadow (bounds described), I give 
to my eldest Son John the 1st and 10th Lots, to Nathaniel the 2d 
and 9th Lots, to daughter Anne the 4th and 7th Letts, to daughter 
Margaret the 5th and 6th Letts ; to hold to them and their heirs for- 
ever. The 3d and 8th Letts I give the use and improvement to my 
daughter Elizabeth Munday during her natural life. 

To my Son John the South Westerly part of my farm at said Bris- 
tol, being Forty five acres (bounds described). 

[Disposes of all his lands and farm to his six children, they paying 
to his wife fifty-six pounds five shillings and sixpence annually 
during her natural life.] 

Item. I give to my faithful and beloved Wife Rebeckah, in Lieu of 
her Dower, the sum of 150 pounds in bills of Credit ; One half my 
Dwelling House, with Yard, Garden and other Lands. 

[Appoints his wife Rebeckah and sous Nathaniel and Leverett his 
Executors.] Signed, &c. Nathaniel Hubbard, and a Seal. 

Witnessed by 
Daniel Carpenter, 
Eleazer Tiflany, 
Benjamin Sheldon. 

Inventory taken Feb. 25, 1U7-8. Value of Estate, £4678 6. 



HABACKUK GLOVER. 127 

Nathaniel Huljbard, the eldest son of Nathaniel Hubbard, Esq., 
married in Dorchester. He and Hannali Wiswall were puljlished 
Dec. 24th, 1763. They probably went to Bristol, and settled on 
his estate of inheritance there. 

Leverett Hubbard, the youngest son of Judge Hubbard, married 
Anne Jaffrey (widow of Nathaniel Pierce), Dec. 6, 1769, and died 
Jan. 2, 1793. She was the daughter of George, Jr. and Sarah (Jef- 
fries) Jaifrey, of Piscataqua, and was born there or at Portsmouth^ 
N. H., Oct. 26, 1723. She married 1st, Nathaniel Pierce, Dec. 2o' 
1744, who died Aug. 27, 1762; and 2d, Leverett Hubbard, Esq., of 
Bristol. She died Dec. 17, 1790. 

(11) ANNE CLARKE, daughter of Rebeckah (Glover) Smith 
and Capt. Thomas Clarke, was born in Boston, Sept. 2, 1694, and 
died there, or, perhaps, in Dorchester. She was married to John 
Jeffries, Esq., of Boston, Sept. 24, 1713. She was living in 1724, 
as her name appears, with her seal affixed, to a bond which was 
signed by the grandchildren and great-grandchildren of the Hon. 
John Glover, Esq., of Boston, at the time of the surveying of his 
undivided lands in the town of Stoughton. (See p. 77.) 

The only child of John and Anne (Clarke) Jeffries was 
36. Anne, b. June 25, 1719 or 20 ; d. Aug'. 23, 1130, aged 10 yrs. 

John Jeffries, Esq., the husband of Anne Clarke, was born in 
Boston, Feb. 5, 1688, and died there Dec. 15, 1777, aged 89 years. 
He was buried in Lidgett's Tomb, No. 83, in the South Burying place. 
In December, 1710, he visited London and remained there three 
years, returning in April, 1713, and was married to Anne Clarke 
the September following. He was a merchant, and lived in Boston, 
on Tremont Street, opposite the King's Chapel. His parents were 
David, Sen., and Elizabeth (Usher) Jeffries, who were married in 
Boston, Sept. 15, 1698. His father was born at Rhoades, in Eng- 
land, Nov. 18, 1658, and came to Boston in New England, arriving 
there May 9, 1677, and became a respectable and wealthy merchant. 
His mother was the only child of John and Elizabeth (Lidgett) 
Usher, born June 18, 1669, and died June 27, 1698, leaving eight 
children. 



128 MEMORIALS AND GENEALOGIES. 

Abstract of the Will of John Jeffries. 
Prob. Rec. Suflf. Lib. 69, fol. 16. 

After the payment of his just debts he orders his estate to be dis- 
tributed as follows, viz. : To his 

Nephew David Jeffries, Esq., houses and lands situated in Brattle 
Street, Boston, in Crooked Lane and Exchange Lane, which I bought 
of my Honored father, David Jeffries, Dec'', to be to him my said 
nephew forever, and to his heirs after him. 

To Dr. John Jeffries, sonof my brother David Jeffries before named, 
my Mansion house which is in Tremont Street (so called), and which 
I bought of George Craddock, Esq., Dec'' (in 1721), to be to him the 
said Doct. John Jeffries and to the heirs of his body forever. Also 
to him the said Doct. John Jeffries, all my interest and claim to Tracts 
of Land at the Eastward. Also two large Silver Candlesticks. 

To John Jeffries, the third son of the aforesaid Doct. John Jeffries 
and Sarah his Wife, all my land lying in Rutland in the County of 
Worcester. 

To Anne Jeffries, daughter of Dr. John Jeffries, all my Land lying 
in Dorchester in the County of Suffolk, now under the improvement of 
Mr. Edward Bird. Also to Anne Jeffries aforesaid, my Gold Neck- 
lace, Diamond Rings and Gold Buckles which of late belonged to my 
Wife* Anne (Clarke) Jeffries as they stand in her cabinet. 

To George Jeffries, Esq., Anne Hubbard, Wife of Leverett Hub- 
bard, Esq., and Samuel Wentworth, all of Portsmouth, New Hamp- 
shire, children of my deceased Sisters Sarah Jeffries and Rebecca 
Wentworth, Thirty pounds in money each. 

To Sarah Usher, Kinswoman of my Dec'' Wife, Ten pounds in Law- 
ful money. 

To Hannah Goffe, who now lives with me, a bed and bedding and 
Twenty pounds in money. 

To David Jeffries, Esq., and Doct. John Jeffries, my nephews, all 
my household Goods, Furniture, Pictures and Plate, to be equally 
divided between them. 

(The residue of the estate he gives to David Jeffries, Esq., before 
named, and appoints him his sole Executor.) 

(Signed) John Jeffries. 



Feb. 11, nil. 

Robert Pierpont, 

William Breed, ]- Witnesses. 

Thomas Edwan 



nt, ) 

rds, ) 



Oct. 28, 1733, George Craddock, Esq., and Mary his wife, sold to 
John Jeffries, Esq., a messuage, land and tenement, the same being 
the mansion house of Samuel Myles Clark, in Boston, bounded by 
Col. Townsend. Consideration, £3000. 

* Anne Clarke, daughter of Capt, Thomas and Rebeckah Glover (Smith) Clarke, v,±o 
died childless. 



HABACKUK GLOVER. 129 

[Fifth Generation.'] 

(12) THOMAS SMITH, eldest son of Capt. Thomas and Mary 
(Corwin) Smith, was born in Boston, March 10, 1702, and died in 
Portland, Monday, May 25, and was buried on Friday, May 29, 1795. 
He graduated at Harvard College in the class of 1720, gave himself 
to the study of Divinity, and became a clergyman. After preaching 
as a candidate in several towns in New England, he was finally set- 
tled in the ancient town of Falmouth (now Portland), in Maine. A 
biographical memoir has been written of him by his colleague and 
successor in the ministry, which is accessible to the public. It con- 
tains an account of his life and acts, aided by his Journal, which he 
commenced in 1719, and continued until within a few years of his 
death, to 1788. This Journal covered a period of nearly seventy 
years, and is exceedingly interesting, showing that both in public and 
private life he was a man of uncommon excellence and ability, and 
fulfilled all the duties which devolved on him with distinction and 
honor. 

Rev. Thomas Smith was thrice married : first, to Sarah Tyng, Sept. 
12, 1728. She was a daughter of William Tyng, Esq., of Woburn, 
was born there, and died in Portland, Oct. 1, 1742. They had eight 
children. 

March 1, 1744, he married, second, Mrs. Olive (Plaisted) Jordan, 
the widow of Samuel Jordan, of Saco, Maine. She was a native of 
Berwick in that State, and died suddenly in Portland, Jan. 3, 1763, 
in her 65 th year. 

He married, third, Aug. 12, 1766, the widow Elizabeth Wendell, 
who survived him and died March 16, 1799, at the age of 83 years. 

Children of Rev. Thoiias and Sarah (Tyng) Smith, born in 
Falmouth, now Portland : 

ST. Thomas, b. Sept. 19, 1729 ; d. the next February, aged 5 mos. 

+38. Peter Thacher, b. June 14, 1731 ; m. Elizabeth AVendell, of 
Boston. 

+39. Lucy, b. Feb. 22, 1734; m. Hon. Thomas Saunders, of Glou- 
cester. 

+40. Thomas, b. Sept. 12, 1735 ; m. Lucy Jones, of Portland. 

+41. William, b. Dec. 18, 1736 ; d. Oct. 16, 1754, aged 18 years. 

-f42. John, b. Oct. 14, 1738 ; d. unm. Dec. 26, 1773, aged 35 yrs. 

+43. Sarah, b. Nov. 14, 1740 ; m. Dea. Richard Codmau, of Port- 
land, Maine. 



130 MEMORIALS AND GENEALOGIES. 

The follo-sving memorandum is prefixed to Mr. Smith's Journal in 
the year 1750: 

I was born on the 10th of March, 1701-2. 
I was admitted to College July, 1716. 
Took my first degree in 1720. 
I began to preach April 19, 1722. 
I came to Falmouth June 22, 1725. 
I was ordained March 8, 1727. 
I was married Sept. 12, 1728. 
My Father died Feb. 19, 1741-2. 
My Wife died Oct. 1, 1742. 
I was married the 2d tinie, March 1st, 1743. 

Thomas went to Boston, April 12, and was bound to Mr. Scollay 
fovG years and nine months, July 3, 1750. 
William went to Mr. Grant, Nov. 24, 1750. 

1742. Jan. 2. I got home from a journey to Piscataqua, where I 
have been to observe and affect myself with Gods Grace. 

Jan. 29. I rode with my wife and preached a Lecture at Mr. 
Frost's, where the work broke out. 

Jan. 31. The blesscdest Sabbath Falmouth ever knew. 

Feb. 19. My Father died Last night. 

March 12. I set out with my brother on a Journey to Boston. 

April 3. I returned from Boston. 

June 14. I set out with my brother on a journey to Boston, 

June 17. Got to Boston. July 10, got home. 

Oct. 1. My dear Wife died Last night between 2 and 3 o'clock in 
the afternoon. 

June 22, 1743. I rode with my Sister* to a Ministers' meeting in 
Scarborough ; had a Lecture ; we went to declare our sense of the 
late religious appearances. 

Nov. 1757. My Son Peter keeps school and preaches at Weymouth. 

May 17, 1765. Wiswall returns from London. 

Aug. 10, 1766. I was married to the Widow Wendell. 

Jan. 10, 1773. (An account of his son John, who died with apo- 
plexy.) 

Jan. 10, 1774. My Son Saunders died. 

Feb. 10, 1776. A fatal day. Hear of the death of my son Thomas. 
He has left a widow, but no children. Died intestate, 41 years of age. 

Ho was a landholder, and gives the following estimate of his 
estates after the death of his father. 

Oct. 3d, 1742. An Account of what Estate belongs to Mr. Thomas Smith, 
on pages 16, 17 and 18 of his Journal. 

Imprimis. His Mansion House, barn, &c., upon a three acre lot 
of land, given him by the town of Falmouth. 

* Mary Smith was the only unnian-lcd sister living at this time. 



HABACKUK GLOVER. 131 

Joining' hereto under the same enclosure, is a three acre lot bought 
of the widow of Mr. Walton. 

Another 3 acre lot bought of Mr. Dunnevan. 

Another, bought of Mr. Bowman. These lie to the westward of 
the house. 

Then to the eastward a three acre lot bought of Mr. Cob, and about 
an acre and a half bought of Mr. Wheeler. 

Item. Joining to these, but not in the same enclosure, is a three 
aero lot bought of Mr. East, which extends from said Smith's fence 
to the burial place, and is bounded by the fence or line that shuts in 
Munjoy's neck. 

Item. A three acre lot joining the ministry lot, which was given 
to Mr. Smith by the Town, as his three acre lot, and which lies be- 
tween Mr. Wheeler's on the East and Mr. Bramhall's on the West. 

Item. About Sixty Acres and a part of an acre on Munjoy's Neck, 
as may be seen by the particular deeds ou record. 

Item. A third part of Peak's Island, and a third part of House 
Island. 

Item. A sixth part of Ammoncongan farm, bought of John Mun- 
joy, together with a third part of salt marsh belonging to it, which 
lies at Capisick, before Dea" Cobb's land and others. 

Item. A sixth part of a large tract of land being formerly the half 
of the same Estate, but sold by Mr. Munjoy to Mr. IngersoU, whose 
son-in-law, Mr. ChaiDman, I bought it of. 

Item. My third part of the land the General Court gave to the 
Tyngs of Major Tyng, in a new Town called Gorham Town, and ly- 
ing on Presumpscot river, as may be seen by plan on Secretary's 
Books. 

Memorandum. Mr. John Tyng gave my son Peter half of his share 
in it, which he has often promised, and will give a deed of it if 
desired. 

Item. A sixth part of Col. Gedney's Estate on Royal's River in 
North Yarmouth, as may be seen by several conveyances on County 
Records. 

Memorandum. I gave bond to Capt. Wear and Mr. Fellows to pay 
their partof the charge that should arise in trying the title of the 
whole, and I have done it. I expect they have given me receipt 
therefor on bond. 

Item. Estate my Grandmother Clarke* left me by will, as may be 
seen by looking at the Will. 

Item. My share in the remaining part of my father's estate. 
Item. My Library, watch, firelock, wearing apparel and my wife's, 
and the furniture of the house. 

Item. Several bonds, viz., Mr. Bayley's, Capt. Larabee's, Mr. 
Clough's, &c. 

Item. Several debts, more especially some hundreds of pounds, 
tlio parish and town owes, which was, as I could recon on September 1, 
1142, about £800, besides other years not cleared, and I know no- 
thing about. But I would not have the parish ever sued for the same, 

* His grandmother Clarke was Rcbeckah, daughter of Habackuk and Hannah (Eliot) 
Glover. 



132 MEMORIALS AND GENEALOGIES. 

nov for the old arrears five years back, only would have the account 
settled that they may know that I give them something considerable, 
and that I never had it in view to get their money, but to do them 
good and save their souls. 

Item. My stock of Creatures, my Chaise, Saddles and bridles. 

Item. My share in several tracts of land belonging to Munjoy's 
estate, which are something in the dark, and therefore never purpose- 
ly sought after by me. 

Item. My share in my Aunt Corwin's Estate and my aunt Thach- 
er's in Mr. Walley's hands. 

There is a remark ou page 1 6 of the Journal to the import that 
" Parson Smith " was probably drawn to the eastern country, and 
acquired a taste for speculation in real estate from his kinsman John 
Smith, a merchant of Boston, who was largely interested in lands in 
North Yarmouth, before that town was incorporated, and was Clerk 
of the Proprietors of Lands in that place and in Falmouth. He pur- 
chased into the Munjoy estate titles and other claims of the old pro- 
prietors, which required his presence there. Mr. Smith made other 
purchases and speculations, which proved successful, as is stated 
by his biographer. 

Among his cotemporaries in the ministry were Thacher, Scwall, 
Chccklcy, Prince, Webb and Chauncey, with all of whom he fre- 
quently exchanged. In the year 1725 he preached seventeen sab- 
baths at ancient Falmouth (Portland) before accepting a call there. 
He preached at Maiden, Sandwich and Bellingham, and received a 
call to settle at the latter place, but declined. He was invited to 
preach in several other towns in Massachusetts and also in Maine. 
He lived in an easy and hospitable style, suited to his wealth, enter- 
taining not only the clergymen of that day, but all the most distin- 
guished gentlemen of the age who visited that city were at times his 
guests, and were freely and generously entertained by him. Among 
these, he writes in his Journal, were the Governor and Lieut. Gover- 
nor and other State officers, Winthrop, Hancock, and Bowdoin. 
Masters of vessels who arrived there from Boston and other cities, 
were welcomed to his house, and partook of his bounties. He enjoyed 
festivals and entertainments, public and private, liked to attend din- 
ner parties when given, and gave them often himself, and always 
wrote and expressed himself highly gratified. 

His funeral was attended by the Rev. Mr. Kellogg. A sermon 
was preached on the sabbath after his funeral, by Rev. Samuel Deane, 



HABi-CKUK GLOVER. 133 

his colleague and successor, a few extracts from wliicli, it is lioped^ 
will not be deemed superfluous. 

The Churcli in ancient Falmouth was organized on the same day- 
Mr. Smith was ordained its pastor. It was the first Church that was 
formed to the eastward of Wells. " His pastoral relation was a 
very happy one, and continued to the day of his decease, which was 
sixty-eight years and two months and a half, and brought him into 
the ninety-fourth year of his age. He preached in his turn until the 
close of the year 1784, and has assisted in the work of the sanctuary 
until within a year and a half of his decease, by his public prayers. 
His faculties continued unimpaired, and he performed the service 
with ability and edification. Not more than one instance is recol- 
lected of a ministry in this country so long protracted. For a long 
course of years he has been considered the most distinguished preach- 
er in this part of the country. 

" Though his voice was feeble, the excellency of his elocution, 
accompanied with a venerable and becoming gravity, rendered his 
performances very acceptable. Possessing in a high degree the gift 
and spirit of prayer, devotion could not but be excited in the breasts 
of the serious part of the audience, 

" In sermons his composition was elegant, and his language chaste 
and correct. Nor was he wanting in animation and pathos in delivery. 
He was endowed with exquisite sensibility, a lively imagination, and 
with an extraordinary strength of memory, which he retained with 
but little abatement to the last. His house was noted for the resort 
of foreigners and distinguished strangers from all parts of the coun- 
try, and of his clerical brethren, where they were ever generously 
entertained." 

(13) JOHN SMITH, second son of Capt. Thomas and Mary 
(Corwin) Smith, was born in Boston, Feb. 2d, 1703, and died there 
April 6, 1768, aged 65 years. He graduated at Harvard College 
in the class of 1722. He never studied any profession, but establish- 
ed himself as a merchant in Boston, and was largely engaged in 
the importation of goods from France and England, and became one 
of the most distinguished among the early merchants of Boston. 

He is thus noticed in the Journal of his brother, the Rev. Thomas 
Smith, of Portland, old edition, p. 37 : — 
13 



134 MEMORIALS AND GENEALOGIES. 

Oct. 31, 1U4. Brother John returned from England to York with 
Mr. Whitefield. 

Nov. 1, 1757. Brother John returned from Eng-hind with a vast 
deal of Goods. 

July 31, 1761. My brother came here in the Capt. Target with the 
Man of War that went from hence to Boston to take and carry to 
France the Merchants' money, viz. 22,000 Pounds Sterling. The Fleet 
consists of the Man of War, Mr. Target, Three Mast Ships, Darling, 
Haggart, and Mallard, and two Brigs, making Seven in all. 

July, 1765. Brother John sailed for England ; had a new Coat and 
Wig. 

April 6, 1768. Brother John dies. 

John Smith was married Nov. 24, 1728, to Mercy Bridgliam, 
daughter of Joseph Bridgham and wife Mercy Wenslcy, or Win- 
slow," of Boston. She was born in Boston in 1706, and died there 
Nov. 26; 1772, aged 66 years. Her father, Joseph Bridgham, Esq., 
w^as an early settler of Boston, and a prominent man ; was Repre- 
sentative from 1690 to 1697; lived a short time in Northampton; 
returned to Boston, and was chosen Deacon and Ruling Elder of the 
First Church there. He continued in that office until his death, 
June 5, 1709. Her mother was daughter of John and Elizabeth 
Winslow, of Boston. 

Children of John and Mercy (Bridgham) Smith, born in Boston : j 

44. Mary, b. Dec. 29, 1729. 

45. John, b. May 29, 1731 ; d. in infancy. 

46. Joseph, b. May 29, 1733 ; d. before 1761. 
47 Margaret, b. 1735 ; m. Rev. Ebenezer Pemberton, of Bost 
48. Hannah, b. 1737 ; d. May 2d, 1762, unmarried. 



;on. 



JVill of John S77iitJi. 

Prob. Rec. Vol. 67, p. 77. 

John Smith of Boston, in the County of Suffolk in New England, 
being indisposed of body but of sound disposing mmd and memory, 
&c after his just debts and funeral charges are defrayed, Bequeaths 
to his loving wife Mercy Smith, one third of all his Estate, Real and 
personal, The remaining two thirds to his three daughters, viz., Mary, 
Maro-aret and Hannah Smith, and to their heirs forever. Constitutes 
his wife Mercy sole Executrix, assisted by his Good friends Isaac 
Royal of Mediurd and Richard Cary of Charlestowu, Merhants, both 
in the County of Middlesex, as co-Executors. 

(Signed) John Smith, and Seal. 



* Mercy Wins^low was twice married : 1st, to Joseph Bridgham, Esq. ; 2d, to Hon. Jona- 
than Gushing. She died in 1716, and left a will. 



HABACKUK GLOTER. 135 

Wilnessed by 

Samuel Edwards, 

Abraham Chamberlain, 

William Winter. Probate, May, UGS. 

Inventory taken Nov. 11, 1768, by Samuel Grant, Ebenezer Storer 
and John f immins. Presented by Mercy Smith, Widow. Amount, 
£2832 12 9 4. 

Ilouse and Land in Boston, value, £300. Negro man James. 



[Sixth Generation.'] 

(3B) PETER THACHER SMITH, second son of Rev. Thomas 
and Sarah (Tyng) Smith, was born in Portland, June 14, 1731, and 
died in Windham, Maine, Oct. 26, 1826, in his 9 6th year. He gradu- 
ated at Harvard College, and took his first degree in 1753, at the age 
of twenty -two years. After leaving college he followed the occupation 
of school-teaching for some years — part of the time at Wey- 
mouth, Mass. He also studied divinity. In 1759 he was called to 
be a minister at Windham, and was ordained there in 1762. In 
1790 he was dismissed from the ministry. He continued to reside 
in Windham, and passed the remainder of his days at that 
place : was appointed a magistrate, and filled several public offices 
in the town. His biographer writes of him thus : " He was a man of 
rare wit and humor, which he was never anxious to restrain ; and of 
free and agreeable address. He was tall and portly in his person, 
resembling more his mother's tlian his father's kindred. His venera- 
ble appearance in the costume of the bygone age — his breeches, 
three-cornered hat and ample coat — attracted general observation 
as he occasionally visited the town of his birth (Portland), over the 
ruius of which, after it was burned by the British troops in 1775, he 
bitterly grieved, and which drew from him a sermon preached in tlio 
old and shattered meeting-house soon after the sad event, from the 
memorable words — 'He beheld the city and wept over it.' " 

Peter Thacher Smith was twice married. First, to Elizabeth 
Wendell, daughter of Jacob and Elizabeth (Hunt) Wendell, in Bos- 
ton, Oct. 8, 1765, by Rev. Dr. Lowell. By her he had all his child- 
ren. She died Oct. 16, 1799, aged 57. He married, second. 
Mrs. Jane Loring, third daughter of Shrimpton Hunt and widow of 
Dr. Loring, of Boston, Nov. 1, 1801. 

Children of Rev. Peti^.r Thaciier and Elizabeth (Wendeij.) 
Smith, born in Windham. Maine : 



136 MEMORIALS AND GENEALOGIES. 

49 Elizabeth Hunt, h. An-. 16, 1766 ; m. John Farwell, of Tynj-s- 
borough, and died Nov. 28, 1807, aged 41 years. 
4-50 Sarah, b. April 9, 1767 ; m. Ilezekiah Smith. 
+51. Lucy, b. Aug. 24, 1769 ; m. AbrahaiTi Anderson_^ 
+52. Thomas, b. Oct. 2, 1770; m. Polly Barker; d. Feb. 27, 1802, 

as:ed 32. 
+53. John Tyng, b. March 6, 1772 ; m. Mary Duguid. 

54 Mary, b. July 6, 1774 ; m. Jonathan Winslow, of Albion, Me. 

55.' Peter Thacher, b. Nov. 6, 1775 : d. Nov^ 9, 177d, 8 days old. 

56 Anne Wendell, b. March 31, 1777 ; m. Charles Barker. 

57: Rebecknh, b. June 15, 1778 ; d. April 19, 1782, aged 4 years. 

58. Susannah Wendell, b. March 31, 1781 ; m. George C. Thomas, 

of Tyngsborough. No issue. . 

59. Rebeckahrb. Sept. 25, 1783 ; d. Oct. 31, 1808 unmarried. 
+60. Lucretia, b. Nov. 12, 1786 ; m. William Codman, Esq., ot 

Portland. 

(39) LUCY SMITH, eldest daughter of Rev. Thomas and Sarah 
(Tyng) Smith, was born in Portland, Me., Feb. 22, 1734, and died 
in Gloucester, Mass., June 5, 1780, in her 47th year. 

She was twice married: first, Oct. 2d, 1751, to the Hon. Thomas 
Sanders, of Gloucester, born there Aug. 22d, 1739, and died in 
Gloucester, Jan. 10, 1774, aged 35 years. They had eleven child- 
ren. He was a lineal descendant of Thomas Sanders, one of the 
first settlers of Cape Ann, who was for many years in the service of 
the Provincial Navy. His parents were Thomas and Judith (Rob- 
inson) Sanders, who were married in Gloucester in 1728. Thomas 
Sanders was their eldest son. He was prepared for College under 
the instruction of the Rev. Moses Parsons, entered Harvard College, 
and graduated there in the class of 1748. After leaving College, he 
engaged in commercial pursuits, became a distinguished citizen in 
the town of Gloucester, and was elected to many public offices, in 
which he served faithfully. He was Representative from 1761 to 
1771, and a Councillor until 1773. He resigned that office at the 
close of the year for a more quiet life. He lived seven years after 
his retirement from office. 

She married, second, the Rev. Eli Forbes. They had no children. 

Children of Hon. Thomas and Lucy (Smith) Sanders, born in 
Gloucester, Mass. : 

+61. Lucy, b. Nov. 24, 1752; m. Paul Dudley Sargent, Esq., of 
Boston. ^ ^ , . ,. - 

62 Thomas, b. Dec. 8, 1753 ; d. July 26, 1754, aged 7 ni 18 d. 
+63 Judith, b. June 1, 1755 ; m. Thomas Saunders, of Gloucester. 
+64" Harriet, b. April 2, 1757 ; m. Major Peter Deliver, of Boston. 



HABACKUK GLOVER. 137 

-f 65. Thomas, b. Mar. 25, 1759 ; m. Elizabeth Elkins, of Salem. 
-j-6t3, Sarah, b. Mar. 1, 1761 ; m. Thomas Augustus Vernon. 

67. Charlotte, b. 1762 ; d. in 1847, aged 85. Unmarried. 

68. William, b. 1764 ; d. young. 

69. Charles, b. 1766 ; d. young. 

-|-70. Joseph, b. 1768 ; Lieut, in U. S. Navy in 1800. 

-}-71. Mary, b. 1770 ; m. Erasmus Babbitt, of Sturbridge. 

(40) THOMAS SMITH, third son of Rev. Thomas and Sarah 
(Tyng) Smith, was born in Portland, Sept. 12, 1735, and died in 
Gloucester, Mass., Feb. 10, 1776, at the house of his sister, Mrs- 
Lucy Sanders, aged 41 years, " having earned the epitaph inscribed 
on his tombstone, ' That man of honor and integrity.' " He was 
married Oct. 20, 1758, to Lucy Jones, daughter of Phincas Jones, 
Esq., of Portland. They had no children. He was a merchant. His 
store was on the corner of Middle and Franklin Streets, where he 
was engaged in an extensive business, at one time with his brother 
John Smith, and subsequently with John Fox. It was said of him 
that " he was a man of fine personal appearance, dressed in good 
taste, in the style of his day, full bottomed wig and all, and was gen- 
tlemanly in his manners." 

(41) WILLIAM SMITH, the fourth son of Rev. Thomas and 
Sarah (Tyng) Smith, was born in Portland, Dec. IS, 1736, and died 
at , Oct. 16, 1754, aged 18 years. He was preparing for com- 
mercial life, away from his home, as stated in the Journal of his 
father. 

(42) JOHN SMITH, fifth son of Rev. Thomas and Sarah (Tyng) 
Smith, was born in Portland, Oct. 14, 1738, and died there Dec. 26, 
1773, aged 35 years. He was designed for the profession of medi- 
cinc, and commenced his preparatory studies under the instruction 
of Dr. Benjamin Dearborn, of Portsmouth, N. H. Dr. Dearborn 
died soon, and he was transferred to Dr. Nathaniel Sargent, of the 
same place, with whom he boarded and completed his studies. He 
commenced practice in Portland, and opened an apothecary shop in 
the same store in which his brother Thomas kept. He was never 
married. 

(43) SARAH SMITH, the second daughter of Rev. Thomas and 
Sarah (Tyng) Smith, was born in Portland, Nov. 14, 1740. and died 

13* 



13S MEMORIALS AND GENEALOGIES. 

there Sept. 10, 1827, aged 87 years. In 1763 she was married to 
Deacon Richard Codman, of that city, and was hie second wife. They 
had four children. He was the son of Mr. John and Mrs. Parnell 
Codman, of Charlestown, Mass., and was born there in 1730. In 
1775, having been bred a merchant, he left his native place and set- 
tled in Portland, where he became an eminent merchant, a deacon of 
the Church of which Rev. Thomas Smith was pastor, and died there 
of dropsy, Sept. 12, 1793, aged 63 years. He was twice married: 
first, to Anne, daughter of Phinehas Jones, Esq., by whom he had 
two children, Richard and Anne. His wife Anne died the 31st 
of March, 1761, and he married a second time to Sarah, daughter of 
Rev. TJiomas Smith. His father, John Codman, was a man of emi- 
nence and of wealth. He was a merchant, and was extensively 
engaged in foreign traffic. He came to his death in 1775 by means 
of three of his negro servants, who inhumanly poisoned him. They 
were arrested, and two of them were executed ; the other transported. 

Children of Dea. Richard and Sarah (Smith) Codman, born in 
Portland, Me. : 

72. James, b. 1764 ; m. 

73. Sarah, b. ■ 1765 ; m. Timothy Osgood, Esq., of Portland. 

74. Catharine, b. 1767 ; m. Ebenezer Mayo, Esq., of Portland, 

in 1811. 

+75. William, b. 1769 ; m. Lucretia Smith (60), of Windham. 

76. Mary, b. 1772; m. William Swan, Esq., of Portland. 



[Seventh Generation.'] 

(50) SARAH SMITH, daughter of Rev. Peter Thacher and 
Elizabeth (Wendell) Smith, was born in Windham, Me., April \\ 
1767, and died there January 3, 1854, aged 87 years. January 22, 
1797, she was married to Hezekiah Smith, of Windham. They lived 
dn Windham, and had six children, as follows : 

77. William, b. Nov. 5, 1801. 

78. Thomas, b. July 18, 1803. 

,79. Anne Wendell, b. July 4, 1805 ; d. March, 1830, aged 25 yrs. 

80. SaraliC, b. Sept. 9, 1807 ; d. May 12, 1813. 

81. Rebecca, b. April 9, 1859. 

82. Mary J., b. Jan. 14, 1811. 

(51) LUCY SMITH, third daughter of Rev. Peter Thacher 
and Elizabeth (Wendell) Smith, was born in Windham, Me., August 



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24, 1769, and died there April 17, 1844, aged 75. She was mar- 
ried about 1790 to Abraham Anderson, of Windham, Me. They had 
a son — 

-|-83. John, b. 1792 ; m. Anne Jameson, of Freeport, Me. 

(52) THOMAS SMITH, eldest son of Peter Thacher and 
Elizabeth (Wendell) Smith, was born in Windham, Me., Oct. 2, 1770, 
and died there Feb. 27, 1802, in his 32d year. In 1792 he was mar- 
ried to Polly Barker, daughter of Thomas and Eunice Barker, born in 
Salem, Mass., Aug. 30, 1770, and died in Windham, Jan. 12, 1846, 
in her 76th year. 

Children of Thomas and Polly (Barker) Smith, born in Wind- 
ham, Me. : 

84. Tyng, b. Feb. 24, 1793. 

85. Eliza Wendell, b. May 24, 1795. 

86. Thomas, b. Nov. 3, 1797. 

87. Mary Anne, b. Nov. 30, 1800. 

(53) JOHN TYNG SMITH, second son of Rev. Peter Thacher 
and Elizabeth (Wendell) Smith, was born in Windham, Me., March 
6, 1772, and died in Gorham, Me., about 1863, in his 92d year. He 
was a magistrate, a Justice of the Peace, and served in several offices 
of trust and honor, both in his native town and in Gorham. He was 
married April 15, 1798, to Mary Duguid, a Scotch lady, connected 
with the family of Alexander Ross. She was bom in Boston, April 
22, 1772, and died at Gorham, Feb. 19, 1855, in the 83d year of 
her age. 

Children of Col. John Tyng and Mary (Duguid) Smith, bom in 
Gorham, Me., as reported by him in 1855 : 

88. . •, b. Aug, 6, 1799. Stillborn, 

89. William Tyng, b. Sept. 21, 1800 ; d. July 15, 1801, aged 10 m. 

90. William Tyng, b. June 19, 1802 ; m. Margaret Duncan, of Port- 

land, lie died in Poi-tland, Friday, March 10, 1854, aged 
52 years. He was a military man, and was at the time he 
died a Major of a battalion of Artillery. 

91. Peter Wendell, b. June 6, 1805 ; m. Mary Shaw, of Portland. 

He is a military man, and is Major-General of the Fifth Divi- 
sion of the militia of Maine. 

92. Edward Tyng, b. Dec. 17, 1807 ; m. Margaret Foster, of Gor- 

ham, Me. Is Brigadier-General of the Fifth Division, Second 
Brigade. 



140 MEMORIALS AND GENEALOGIES. 

93. Arthur McLellan, b. Dec. 18, 1810 ; d. at Mobile, Au^. 4, 1847. 

He was, at the time of his death, master of the ship Emblem, 
of Portland, of 700 tons burthen, then loading- at Mobile for 
a voyage to Europe. He died of yellow fever, and was 
greatly lamented by his relatives and many friends and ac- 
quaintances, for his sincere and warm affections, his great 
worth and true manly qualities. It has been said of him that 
" he was a true man and an honest one — ' the noblest work 
of God.' " 

94. John Duguid, b. Sept. 2, 1813 ; d. May 29, 1836, in the 23d 

year of his age, at Livingston, Sumpter Co., Alabama, to 
which place he had gone in the hope of benefiting his health. 
He had been suffering under a severe affection of the lungs 
for some considerable time previous. He was preparing for 
the ministry, and was distinguished for his early piety and 
learning. 

95. Thomas Sutherland, b. Oct. 16, 1816. Living at the homestead 

in Windham, in 1855. Is a military man — Major-General 
of the Fifth Division of Militia, Second Brigade. 

(61) LUCY SAUNDERS, eldest daughter of the Hon. Thomas 
and Lucy (Smith) Saunders, was born in Gloucester, Mass., Nov. 24, 
1752, and died in Sullivan, Me. The date of her death has not been 
communicated. In 1794 she was married to Paul Dudley Sargent, 
of Boston, who was born there in 1745, and died at his farm in Sul- 
livan, in 1 82 7, leaving a widow and several children. He was the 
son of Col. Epes and Catharine (Winthrop) Sargent, of Salem, who 
by further tracing is lineally descended from Gov. Thomas Dudley, 
of Roxbury, by his son Gov. Joseph Dudlej^, whose daughter Anne 
Dudley, born Aug. 27, 1784, married John Winthrop, H. C. 1700, 
P.R.S., who was a son of Hon. Waitstill Winthrop, of New London, 
Ct. Paul Dudley Sargent was a distinguished patriot in Revolu- 
tionary times, and shared its military honors. He served his coun- 
try as a Colonel in the army. None of his children or descendants 
have been traced, except one daughter, born in Gloucester, Mass. : 

-[-96. Lucy, b. 1774; m. Rev. John Turner, of Eandolph. 

(63) JUDITH SAUNDERS, second daughter of Hon. Thomas 
and Lucy (Smith) Saunders, was born in Gloucester, Mass., June 1, 
1755. She was married about 1775, to Thomas Saunders, her first 
cousin, who graduated at Harvard College in the class of 1772, and 
of whom it is stated that he expended a large fortune, and died in 
1795, leaving a widow and two daughters. This account does not 
seem to accord with another which has been given of him, and which 
is as follows: 



HABACKUK GLOVER. 141 

"Thomas Saunders was the son of Joseph and Elizabeth Saunders, 
and was born at George's River, in Maine, June 15, 1753. His 
father was drowned when Thomas was four years old. He was 
adopted into the family of a relative, Mrs. Gibbs, by whom his ex- 
penses were paid. He graduated at Harvard College in 1772, and 
except occasional employment during the war of the Revolution, is 
believed to have spent his whole after life in teaching school. He 
was a teacher of the town schtDol in Gloucester for several years ; and 
subsequently was employed by individuals to take charge of a select 
school. He had been in their employment but a short time, when, 
in consequence of a severe and unmerited censure of his course as a 
teacher, he gave way to a depression of spirits, which induced such 
a state of mind as caused him to put an end to his existence, April 
23, 1795."-* 

(64) HARRIET SAUNDERS, the third daughter of the Hon. 
Thomas and Lucy (Smith) Saunders, was born in Gloucester, Mass., 
xipril 2, 1757, and died in Boston. She was married about 1780, 
to Maj. Peter Doliver, of Boston, and went there to reside. They 
had one son and three daughters, as follows : 

97. Peter, b. in 1782. 

98. Harriet, b. in 1784. 

99. Charlotte, b. in 1786. 
100. Sarah Elizabeth, b. in 1788. 

(65) THOMAS SAUNDERS, eldest son of Hon. Thomas and 
Lucy (Smith) Saunders, was born in Gloucester, Mass., March 25, 
1759, and died in Salem, June 5, 1844, aged 84 years. He is said 
to have resided in Portland, Me., before the Revolutionary War, was 

* It is confidently believed from evidence gathered, that the above were the parents of 
Mrs. Judith (Foster) Saunders, who was for many years an accomplished and successful 
teacher of young ladies. In the early part of the year 1803 she came to Dorchester and 
opcmed a boarding and day school for young ladies, and continued in that occupation until 
her death, which took place in 1842. She was buried in the ancient Cemetery in Dorches- 
ter, and has a gravestone on which her age is given as 67 years, which would make the 
year of her birth 177o. Her school was kept in the large house situated on the slope of 
Meeting-House Hill, and was the most celebrated one of the kind ever kept in Dorchester. 
She received and educated not only young ladies in the town, but others from all parts of 
the United States and the British Provinces. She was at first assisted by Miss Clementina 
Beach, who subsequently became her co-worker and partner, and continued with her till 
her death in 1842, when she closed the school, it having been in continuance about forty 
years. Miss Sarah Elizabeth Doliver (No. 100), a near relative, was also an assistant at one 
time in the school. 



142 MEMORIALS AND GENEALOGIES. 

clerk in a store ■vrith his uncle Thomas Smith, and was present at 
the bombardment of the town in 1775. He afterwards removed to 
Salem, and became a wealthy and respectable merchant. In 1782 
he was married to Elizabeth Elkins, of Salem. She was descended 
lineally from the distinguished Peregrine White, of Plymouth noto- 
riety — born in Cape Cod harbor, in November, 1620, and died in 
Marshfield, July, 1704, aged 83 years. She attained to a great 
age, beiug 87 years old in 1849, and died not long after. 

Children of Thomas and Elizabeth (Elkins) Saunders, born in 
Salem, Mass. ; 

-f-101. Charles, b. in 1783 ; m. Charlotte Nichols, of Portland. 

102. Catharine, b. in 1785 ; m. Dudley L. Pickman, Esq., of Salem. 
+103. Mary Elizabeth, b. in 1787 ; m. Leverett Saltonstall, Esq., of 

Salem. 
-|-104. Caroline, b. in 1789 ; m. Nathaniel Saltonstall, Esq. 
+105. George Thomas, b. Oct. 30, 1804 ; m. 

(66) SARAH SAUNDERS, fourth daughter of Hon. Thomas 
and Lucy (Smith) Saunders, was born in Gloucester, Mass., March 1, 
1761, and died in St. Petersburg, in Russia, about 1800. 

She was married about 1782 to Thomas Augustus Vernon, an 
English merchant, and went with him to St. Petersburg to reside, 
where they both died, leaving four children — two sons and two 
daughters — names not reported. 

(70) JOSEPH SAUNDERS, fifth son of Thomas and Lucy 
(Smith) Saunders, was born in Gloucester, in 1768, and died at 
Edgartown, Mass., July 13, 1804, aged 36 years. He was a lieu- 
tenant in the United States Navy. He was married — no children 
reported. 

(71) MARY SAUNDERS, sixth daughter and eleventh child- of 
Hon. Thomas and Lucy (Smith) Saunders, was born in Gloucester, 
Mass., about 1770, and died in Sturbridge in 1816, aged 46 years, 
leaving two daughters. 

She was married in or about 1793, to Erasmus Babbitt, Esq., who 
graduated at Harvard College in 1790, and was by profession a 
lawyer. He settled in Sturbridge, where he practised law, and be- 
came eminent in his profession. They had two children, as follows : 



HABACKUK GLOVER. 143' 

-f-106. Mary Eliza, b. in 1794 ; m. Elkanah Cushman, of Bostou. 

107. A daug-hter, b. in 1796 ; not further reported. 

(75) WILLIAM CODMAN, Esq., second son of Dea. Richard 
and Sarah (Smith) Codman, was born in Portland in 1769, and died 
there. He was married to Lucretia Smith (60), of Windham, Me., 
about 1810. They resided in Portland. He was by profession a 
lawyer. She was the daughter of Rev. Peter Thacher and Elizabeth 
(Wendell) Smith. 

Children of William and Lucretia (Smith) Codman, born in 
Portland : 

108. William Henry, b. in 1812. Counsellor at law, and lives 

at Camden, Me. Was for several years a clerk in the Trea- 
sury Department at Washington, D. C. He was married to 
Mary Eager, and has four children. 

109. George C. ; m. Harriet Louisa Bradstreet, in Nov., 1846 ; 

lives in Portland. They have no children. Mr. Codman has 
in his possession many relics and antiquities of Parson 
Smith. The baptismal suit of linen cambric, and the blanket 
of white satin, which were used at his chi'istening, at two 
days old, in 1701, have come down in this family. 



[Eighth Generation.'] 

(83) JOHN" ANDERSON, son of Abraham, Esq., and Lucy 
(Smith) Anderson, was born in Windham, Me., about 1792, and 
died there an honored and distinguished citizen. 

He was married about 1817, to Anne Jameson, of Freeport. Me., 

a daughter of Capt. and Anne (Hichborn) Jameson. They 

had three sons : 

110. John, b. ; m. Winter. He inherited his father's 

estate at Windham, and resides there ; has q, wife and child- 
ren. 

111. Samuel, b. ; m. Jane Drew, lives in Portland ; is a coun- 

sellor at law. The portrait of Rev. Thomas Smith, taken 
in 1706, when at the age of five years, has descended to him, 
and hangs in his library. He also possesses many otiict 
relics of silver plate and valued antiquities, which have come 
down to him in the descending generations, and have been 
carefully preserved. 

112. Edward, b. ; m. Fanny Purlcy, of Bridgeton. 



144 * MEMORIALS AND GENEALOGIES. 

(96) LUCY SARGENT, daughter of Paul Dudley and Lucy 
(Saunders) Sargent, was born in Gloucester, Mass., in 1774, and died 
at Sullivan, Me., Feb. 13, 1853, aged 79 years. She was married 
about 1794 to Rev. John Turner, of Randolph. He was the son of 
Col. Seth Turner, of Randolpli, and was born there Nov. 4, 1768, 
graduated at Brown University in 1790, and after preparing for the 
ministry, became a preacher and was settled at Alfred, in Maine. 
He resided there until 1808, when he was dismissed, and again set. 
tied over the second religious society at Biddeford. He remained 
at Biddeford about nine years, and was dismissed again in 1817. He 
died in Dorchester, Mass., Sept. 29, 1839, aged 71 years. 

Children of Rev. John and Lucy (Sargent) Turner, born in 
Alfred and Biddeford, Maine, and in Stoughton, Mass. 

113. Lucy Sargent, b. June 29, 1795 ; m, David Hall, of New York. 

114. Maria Sophia, b. Aug. 30, 1797 ; m. Rev. Joseph Searle. 

115. Charlotte Saunders, b. 1799 ; d. in 1813, aged 14 years. 

116. Rebecca, b. June 26, 1803 ; d in infancy. 

117. Martha Walker, b. Feb. 13, 1809; m. Edward Dunning, of 

Mobile. 

118. John Newton, b. Jan. 6, 1811 ; m. Harriet Dana. 

119. Samuel Hubbard, b. Feb. 9, 1814. 

120. Catharine Winthrop, b. June 22, 1819 ; d. Jan. 25, 1839, aged 

20 years. 

121. Rebecca Vinton, b. in 1820. 

(101) CHARLES SAUNDERS, eldest son of Thomas, Esq., 
and Elizabeth (Elkins) Saunders, was born in Salem in 1783, and 
died there. He graduated at Harvard College in 1802, and was 
Steward there from 1827 to 1830. Previous to that he was engaged 
as a merchant in Salem, where he had established himself in a flour- 
ishing and successful trade. He was married to Charlotte Nichols, 
daugliter of Rev. Dr. Nichols, of Portland, and the successor of Rev. 
Thomas Smith. Since his retirement from business, he has resided 
in Boxford, North Parish, and is there esteemed as a valued and 
useful citizen. 

^ (103) MARY ELIZABETH SAUNDERS, second daughter of 
Hon., Thomas and Elizabeth (Elkins) Saunders, was born in Salem, in 
1787, and died there January 11, 1858, aged 70 years. March 7, 
1811, she was married to Leverctt Saltonstall, Esq., who graduated 
at Harvard College in 1802. He was the eldest son of Dr. Nathaniel 



HABACKUK GLOVER. 145 

and Anna (White) Saltonstall, and was born in Haverhill, June 13, 
1783. He read law with the Hon. William Prescott, Esq., of Salem^ 
and after completing his studies, opened an office in Haverhill. He 
practised law there but a short time, and in May, 1806, he removed 
to Salem, where he devoted himself to his profession and acquired 
great eminence as a lawyer and advocate. He held various offices, 
and served the public with distinction and honor. He was the first 
Mayor of Salem. He was elected Representative to the State Legis- 
lature, and was chosen Speaker of the House of Representatives ; 
and subsequently, when a Senator, became President of the State 
Senate. He was afterwards elected Representative to the Congress 
of the United States. He was President of the Bible Society, of the 
Essex Agricultural Society, and of the Essex Bar, A. A. and S. H. S. 
In 1838 he received from Harvard College the honorary degree of 
LL.D. He was elected a member of its Board of Overseers, and 
continued to fill that office until his decease. He died in Salem, 
May 8, 1845, in the 62d year of his age. 

Children of Hon. Leverett and Mary Elizabeth (Saunders) 
Saltonstall, born in Salem : 

122. Anne Elizabeth, died unmarried. 

123. Caroline, died unmarried. 

124. Richard Gurdon, b. June 29, 1820 ; died Feb. 22, 1821. 
-f-125. Lucy Saunders, b. Feb. 10, 1822 ; m. John Francis Tuckerman. 

126. Leverett, born March 16, 1825, H. C. 1844, LL.B. 1847 ; a 
lawyer in Boston. He was married Oct. 19, 1854, to Rose 
Lee, daughter of John Cabot and Harriet (Rose) Lee, of 
Salem, born there in 1835. No children reported. 

(104) CAROLINE SAUNDERS, third daughter of Hon. Thomas 
and Elizabeth (Elkins) Saunders, was born in Salem, 1789, and died 
tliere. She was married Nov. 30, 1820, to Nathaniel Saltonstall, a 
merchant in Salem, born there Oct. 1, 1784, went to Baltimore, Md., 
was a merchant there, and acquired a handsome estate. He returned 
to Salem, and died there Oct. 19, 1838, aged 54 years. He was a 
brother of Leverett Saltonstall, and both of them lineal descendants 
of the honorable and worthy Richard Saltonstall, who was among the 
earliest settlers of the Massachusetts Colony, and was an honorable 
and active member of the Joint Stock Company of London, England. 
They married sisters. 

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146 MEMORIALS AND GENEALOGIES. 

Children of Nathaniel and Caeoline (Saunders) Saltonstall^ 
born in Salem : 

12t. Gurdon, b. Aug. 14, 1821 ; d. Aug. 30, 1821. 

128. Catharine Pickman, b. May 18, 1823; m. Edward Brooks Peir- 

son, of Salem. 

129. Elizabeth Saunders, b. May 26, 1825 ; m. George B. Silsbee. 

130. Henry, b. March 2, 1828 (H. C. 1848), a merchant in Boston. 

131. William Gurdon, b. Dec. 22, 1831, a merchant in Boston. 

132. Richard, b. 1834, through whom the ancient name of the first 

Saltonstall progenitor has been preserved. 



(105) GEORGE THOMAS SAUNDERS, the youngest child 
and only son of Thomas, Esq., and Elizabeth (Elkins) Saunders, was 
born in Salem, Oct. 30, 1804. He graduated at Harvard College 
in 1824. He was married to Marianne Browne, daughter of Samuel 
Browne, Esq., of Salem, and has a family of sons and daughters. 
Children have not been reported. 

(106) MARY ELIZA BABBITT, eldest daughter of Erasmus, 
Esq., and Mary (Saunders) Babbitt, was born in Sturbridge, Mass., 
in 1794, and died in Brtxen, England, May 7, 1865, aged about 
70 years. 

She was married in 1815 to Elkanah Cushman, Esq., of Boston, 
and went there to reside. She was his second wife, and survived 
him. He was the son of the Hon. Isaac Cushman, of Plymouth, and 
was born there about 1790; became a lawyer in Boston, wliere he 
maintained a fair and honorable practice, and died there in 1841, 
leaving a widow and two daughters and one son. They had, in all, 
six children. The three youngest died in infancy, or at a very 
young age. 

Children of Elkanah, Esq., and Mary Eliza (Babbitt) Cush- 
man, born in Boston : 

-|-133. Charlotte Saunders, b. in Richmond Street, Boston, July 23, 
1816 ; resides in London, England. 
134. Charles Augustus, b. Nov. 14, 1818. Lives in London, Eng- 
land, and is a Topographical Engineer. 

-}-135. Mary, b. in 1820 ; m. James Sheridan Muspratt, and lives in 
Liverpool, England. 

136. , b. in 1822 ; d. in infancy. 

137. , b. in 1824; d. young. 

138. , b. in 1827 ; d. young. 



HABACKUK GLOVER. 147 



[Ninth Generation.] 

Children of David and (113) Lucy Sargent (Turner) Hall, born 
ia New York : 

142. Lucy Turner. 

143. Laura. 

144. Charlotte. 

145. Martha Eliza. 

Children of Rev. Joseph and (114) Maria Sophia (Turner) 
Searle : 

146. Joseph Hall. 

147. Turner. 

Children of Edward and (117) Martha Walker (Turner) 
Dunning, born in Mobile, Alalmma : 

148. William Hall. 

And by a second husband, Arthur Wilkinson : 

149. Martha Elizabeth. 

150. Arthur. 

Children of (118) John Newton and Harriet (Dana) Turner: 

151. Nathaniel Dana, b. June 28, 1840. 

152. Catharine Winthrop, b. Feb. 10, 1842. 

(125) LUCY SAUNDERS, daughter of Hon. Levcrett and Mary 
(Elkins Saunders) Saltonstall, was born Feb. 10, 1822 ; and June 10, 
1847, was married to John Francis Tuckerman. He was a gradu- 
ate of H. C. 1837, M.D. 1841, Surgeon in the U. S. Navy in 1847, 
M.M.S.S. in 1854. Now lives in Salem. 

Children of John Francis and Lucy Saunders (Saltonstall) 
Tuckerman, born in Salem : 

139. Levcrett Saltonstall, b, April 19, 1848. 

140. Francis, b. June 11, 1849. 

141. Charles Saunders, b. Jan. 31,1852. 

(133 and 135) Charlotte Saunders Cushman and Mary Cush- 
MAN, daughters of Elkanah and Mary Eliza (BalA)itt) Cushman, were 
born in Boston in 1816 and 1820. The property left by tlieir fa- 
ther at his decease being insufficient for the support and education 
of his family, the eldest daughter, who was then twenty-five years 



148 MEMORIALS AND GENEALOGIES. 

of age, and her sister four years younger, prepared themselves, 
under competent teachers, and went on the stage, as it has been stat- 
ed, " to obtain the means of support for themselves and their mother." 
They were both highly educated, and richly endowed with rare natu- 
ral gifts, which were developed by the choice they made, and they 
soon attained excellence in the histrionic and dramatic art. Their 
first appearance in public was at the old Trcmont Theatre, on Tre. 
mont Street, in Boston. They were eminently successful : and after 
continuing there for a season, visited other cities, and have performed 
in most of the large cities in the United States and in Europe. They 
have acquired a competent fortune, and have contributed largely to 
benevolent olijects. They have always maintained an irreproacha- 
ble character. A few years ago. Miss Charlotte retired from the 
stage, and has devoted herself to public readings whenever she ap- 
pears before the public. She resides at the present time with her 
brother, in London. In 1862 she visited Boston, and was present at 
the opening of the Grand Organ, on which occasion she recited or 
read to an admiring audience. 



There are descendants in the line of Habackuk Glover in the ninth 
and tenth generations, but few of them have been ascertained. His 
line has been perpetuated mostly through his great-grandson, the 
Rev. Thomas Smith. There may be some of the descendants of his 
grandson, John Smith; and of Howard, from Elizabeth Brenton. 
There may also be some of the descendants of John Smith, the 
brother of Parson Smith, by the name of Pemberton, but they have 
not been reported or reached. There are descendants of Rev. Peter 
Thacher Smith, of the names of Farwell and Winslow, living in Tj-ngs- 
boro,' Mass., and in Albion, Maine ; also of the name of Anderson 
in Windham, and Saunders in Salem, who have not been reported. 
The whole mnnber collected is one hundred and fifty-two, includ- 
ing the few whicli have been rathcred of the tenth generation. 



JOHN GLOVER. 149 

\_Second Generation.'] 

JOHN GLOVER, A.M. 

III. John Glover, the third son of John Glover and Anna his 
wife, was born at Rainhill Parish, in the town of Prescot, Lancashire, 
England, Oct. 11, 1629, and died in Boston, Sept. 23, 1696, in his 
67th year. He was buried Sept. 25, in the Granary Burial Ground. 
Judge Sewall attended his funeral, and enters the following notice of 
it in his diary. 

- " 1696. Sept. 23. Mr. John Glover dies." " Sept. 25. Mr. John 
Glover is buried; Col. Pyncheon, Col. Cook, Mr. Peter Sargeant 
and Mr. Oakes were there." 

Li 1630 he was brought to New England by his parents, and lived 
with them at Dorchester until he attained the age of manhood. In 
1647 he entered Harvard College, and graduated there in the class 
of 1651. Soon after leaving College he engaged in commercial pur- 
suits, and became a merchant of some eminence, importing goods 
largely from London and other cities. 

He was married late in life, or at the age of about fifty years, and 
it is not known that he ever had any children. He was an exten- 
sive landholder, both by purchase and inheritance. By his father's 
will he was to receive two hundred pounds in money in addition to 
what had been paid for his education, and at the decease of his 
mother his share in Newbury Farm and other lands was one fourth 
part, which was disposed of by Deeds of Gift and Sale a short time 
before his death. He resided with his mother at the mansion house 
in Boston, and in 1670 was appointed to continue the administration 
of the Hon. John Glover's estate, in the place and by the consent of 
Habackuk, his elder brother, after the decease of Mrs. Anna Glover 
their mother. In 1671 he joined with his brother Habackuk in 
the sale of a tract of land which belonged to the estate of their 
father John Glover, Esq. of Dorchester and Boston, to Robert Bab- 
cock of Milton, of two acres in the division of land which was laid 
out to Mr. Glover on the south side of Neponset River. Habackuk 
and John Glover certified to their father's hand writing. 

In 1672 he purchased an estate of Joseph Lowell, of Boston 
(cooper), situated as follows, viz. : 
14* 



150 MEMORIALS AND GENEALOGIES. 

"House and land situated near the Exchange in Boston, bounded 
Westerly by and with a Lane that runs from the head of the Great Dock 
to Samuel Shrimpton's house ; extending from the front to the rear 
sixty feet or thereabouts ; and on the West side thirteen feet and 
eighteen inches ; Southerly and Easterly by land of Samuel Plummer ; 
Northerl}'^ by land of the said Joseph Lowell to the said Plummer's 
house, from the front to the rear sixty feet or thereabouts ; extending 
from the North East Corner of said Joseph Lowell's house to said 
Plummer's house. Jan. 6, 1672. (Signed) Joseph Lowell. 

Abigail Lowkll, 
Witnessed by 

Habackuk Glover, 

John Hayward. 

This estate was sold six months after, July 11, 1672, by Jolirf 
Glover to Thomas Skinner, iu presence of Thomas Peeke, Samuel 
Plummer and John Williams. Acknowledged by John Glover, Aug. 
20, 1672, before Edward Tyng, Assistant. 

March 2, 1673, his name appears as a witness to a deed from his 
brother Habackuk Glover to Rebeckah Smith. 

July 10, 1673, John Glover sold his house and land to Samuel 
Skinner, of Boston. 

Nov. 20, 1674, he witnessed a deed for his brother Habackuk 
Glover. 

He was of Boston in 1675, and sold land to William GriggS; 
known by the name of Hudson's land, deed bearing date April 6, 
1675. 

In 1677 he sold to Roger and Ebenezer Billings, of Dorchester, a 
piece of salt marsh and meadow which formerly belonged to John 
Glover, Esq., " lying in Dorchester, and containing about six acres, 
more or less — being a part of Mr. Glover's Newbury Farm and his 
inheritance, with all the Creeks and Ponds thereunto belonging; 
Bounded partly on a Creek called Newbury Creek, and partly by 
the Salt Marsh Meadow of his Brother Nathaniel Glover, late of 
Dorchester, Dec**; Southerly by Sagamore Creek; Northerly by a 
.Salt Water Creek, and partly by a meadow of William Rawson." 

Dec. 4, 1679, John Glover of Boston, merchant, accepts and re- 
ceives, for the consideration of fifty pounds, one sixteenth part of 
Newbury Farm, which belonged to his nephew John Glover (cooper), 
the son of his brother Nathaniel Glover, who deceased in 1657, as 
may more fully appear by a deed recorded among the transactions 
of the said John Glover, his nephew. Signed by John Glover the 
younger, and acknowledged Dec. 4, 1679. 



JOHN GLOVER. 151 

May 20, 1680, tlie above deed of sale was made void and convey- 
ed back to John Glover (cooper), his nephew, with all the rights 
and privileges and power of sale. 

In 1680 he purchased a piece of salt marsh lying in Dorchester, 
of Katharine Smith, " relict. Widow and Executrix of the late John 
Smith, Quarter Master." 

In 1680 his name appears in Glover's agreement as an acting 
attorney to and for his uncle William Glover of Prcscot, in Lan- 
cashire, England, and also in his own right. 

In 1684 he purchased a tract of land in Swansea, of Samuel Miles 
and Anne Miles.* The following is a copy of the conveyance, as 
recorded at the Probate Office in Plymouth, Lib. 5, fol. 294. 

Samuel Miles and Anne Miles to John Glover, of Swanzey, Merchant. 

To all persons to whom this present Deed of sale shall come. Anne 
Miles of Swanzey, Executrix, and Samuel Miles Executor to the Last 
Will and Testament of Mr. John Miles of Swanzey, Merchant afore- 
said ; The receipt whereof, &c,, send Greeting : Know ye. That for and 
in consideration of the full Sum, &c., of Current Money of New 
England, to us in hand well and truly paid, by John Glover of Swan- 
zey, Merchant aforesaid ; The receipt whereof we do by these Pre- 
sents acknowledge, and fully acquit the said John Glover, his heirs, 
Executors, Aministrators and Assigns Forever ; 

We the said Anne Miles and Samuel Miles of Swanzey in the 
County of Plymouth have given, granted, conveyed and confirmed, 
and do by these Presents hereby give, grant, convey and confirm unto 
him the said John Glover of Swanzey, one half of a Seventeenth Right 
of all the Lands lying in the New Meddow in Swanzey in New Ply- 
mouth, Undivided, Together with all woods, brush, underwood, &c,, 
thereon ; 

And all manner of Rights, immunities, Profits, Privileges and 
Appurtenances to the same belonging, or in any wise appertaining 
thereunto. 

To Have and to Hold the aforesaid Seventeenth Right of Land 
which now lieth in common and Undivided, unto him the said John 
Glover, his Heirs and Assigns Forever, And that We, the said Anne 
and Samuel Miles, have full Power and good right to sell, &c., and 
that it is clear and free from all incumbrances. And it shall and may 
be lawful for the said John Glover, his Heirs and Assigns, to use, 
occupy, possess, &c.. And that we will Warrant and defend, &c., unto 
him the said John Glover. 



* John Glover was the ovmer of lands in Swansea at the time of his death, and there is 
no record to be found of any disposition having been made of them by any of his adminis- 
trators, Elizabeth did not dispose of them, and they are not included iu the account of 
Thomas Smith, 



152 MEMORIALS AND GENEALOGIES. 

In Witness whereof, &c., this 5th day of November, 1683. 

(Signed) Anne Myles, 
Witnessed by Samuel Myles. 

Nicholas Boone, John Brown. 

Received, Entered and Recorded June 10, 1684. 

Daniel Smith, Assistant. 

John Glover was married in or about 1680, to Elizabeth Franklin, 
of Ipswich, who survived him and was appointed Executrix of his 
estates in his last will. He was, at the time of his marriage, resid- 
ing in Swansea, in the County of Bristol, and was a merchant there. 
In 1684 he bought a mansion house and several tracts of land of 
Joseph and Abigail Curtis, of Sudbury, in the County of Middlesex, 
and soon after removed there from Swansea, and was there in 1686. 
Dr. Stevens includes among his list of the early inhabitants of Sud- 
bury, from 1684 to 1686, the names of "John Glover, Gent", and 
Elizabeth his wife." He resided in Sudbury but a short time, and 
appears not to have attended to any business, except the occasional 
buying and selling of lands. In 1690 he removed again to Boston, 
and lived in Summer Street until the close of his life. He was 
admitted to join the first Congregational Church in Boston in 1693, 
three years previous to his death. 

In 1682 he sold a piece of salt marsh lying in Dorchester, to Isaac 
Jones. Deed signed by John Glover and Elizabeth Glover. 

He owned estates at Boston, Dorchester, Swansea, Milton, Sud- 
bury, and other places in the vicinity of Boston. 

In 1684, John Glover, merchant, of Swansea, purchased of Joseph 
Curtis and Abigail his wife, an estate, house and land in Sudbury, in 
the County of Middlesex. Extract from deed : 

Joseph Curtis of Sudbury, and Abigail his wife, for and in conside- 
ration of divers good causes me thereunto moving, and also one hun- 
dred pounds in money paid by John Glover of Swansea, merchant, m 
the County of Bristol, conveys the following, viz. : A house lot con- 
taining two acres, situated in Sudbury ; Two divisions of land con- 
taining twelve acres, Eight acres more of Upland, Avith ten acres more 
of Upland on Pine Plain ; a half acre of Upland, a Town Right, Three 
quarters of an acre of Meadow, Two acres and a half of land ; Also 
one acre more and three and a half acres more ; Also five acres ot bog 
Meadow ; Also one half of five and a half acres of Meadow ; Also all 
their Dwelling house that stands upon the house lot formerly granted 
to John Ruddock, with appendages, Commonage, &c. Signed, April 
3 ^Q^, ^ Joseph Curtis, 

' ;' - Abigail Curtis. 

In presence of 

John Green, Hugh Duane, King- 



JOHN GLOVER. 153 

In 1687, three years from the purchase of the above of Joseph and 
Abigail Curtis, John Glover sold the same to Thomas Knapp, of 
Boston. Consideration one hundred and twenty pounds. Signed 
and acknowledged by John Glover and Elizabeth Glover, Dec. 6, 
1687, in presence of James Bernard, Thomas Halsey and Thomas 
Browne. 

In 1689, John Glover, gentleman, purchased the house and land 
which he sold to William Rawson in or about the year 1677; the 
latter, with Anne his wife, for two hundred pounds in money, convey- 
ing to Mr. Glover and to his heirs forever, 

" All their Dwelling house, Messuage or tenement, situate in Bos- 
ton, at the Southerly end of said Town, near Capt. Samuel Sewall's 
land, containing three lower rooms, two chambers, one cellar, wood- 
house and Brewhouse, with all the Land on which they stand. Like- 
wise all the Garden on the Southeasterly side of the said house, and 
all the land on the Southwesterly end of said house ; the whole land 
being bounded at the Southeasterly end from the Street to the Widow 
Morse's Land, on Land of Capt. Samuel Sewall ; Southwesterly by 
Land of the Widow Morse ; Northwesterly by Land of said William 
Rawson, and Northeasterly by the Street or -lane leading to the 
water side ; and measures at said Southeasterly end Sixty Seven feet 
and three inches or thereabouts. From that corner near the Lane or 
Street aforesaid to the Widow Morse's land is Eighty one feet ; Thence 
to the Street in a straight line is Sixty four feet and three inches, or 
thereabouts. Then along the street, beginning three feet Westward 
of the Woodhouse and Brewhouse aforesaid. Eighty-four feet or there- 
abouts to the South End. Together with all the appurtenances there- 
unto belonging. To Have and to hold, &c., unto him the said John 
Glover, &c. (Signed) William Rawson, 

Anne Rawson. 

In presence of 
James Groom, 
Joseph Webb. Oct. 14, 1689. Acknowledged June 13, 1692. 

Attest : Joseph Webb, Clerk. Simon Bradstreet, Gov. 

In 1689, John Glover sold to William Rawson his one fourth part 
of Newbury Farm, " lying in Dorchester on the south side of Nepon- 
sct River, which said one fourth part was devised to me by my Hon- 
oured father, John Glover, of Boston, Dec^, Together with one fourth 
part of all the houses, barns, stables, woods, trees, fences, <fec., and 
all appertaining thereto." Signed the fourteenth day of October, 
1689, by John Glover and Elizabeth Glover, in presence of Habackuk 
Glover and Ralph Perkins. 



154 MEMORIALS AND GENEALOGIES. 

Deed of Gift. 

John Glover of Boston in New England, to his beloved Nephew 
Nathaniel Glover, of Dorchester, Sen^ 

To all Christian people unto ivhom these Presents shall come. John 
Glover of Sudbury, in the County of Middlesex, within His Majesty's 
Territory of New England, Gentleman, sendeth Greeting : Know ye, 
That Whereas Roger Billings, late of Dorchester in the County of 
Suffolk within the Territory aforesaid, did for me and in my behalf, 
treat and bargain, and with my money did purchase of William Raw- 
son of Boston, Shopkeeper, who married with Anne the daughter of 
my brother Mr. Nathaniel Glover of Dorchester Dec*^, A Third part 
of a Quarter or One Twelfth part of all that farm commonly called and 
known by the name of Newbury Farm, situate and lying within the 
Township of Dorchester, aforesaid, formerly in the possession of my 
father the Worshipful John Glover Esq. Dec'', for the which part of 
said Farm the said Roger Billings and his heirs, who were then and 
still continue in the tenure and occupation thereof, have from the time 
of the said purchase (being in Anno Dom. 1677, or thereabouts) ever 
since paid me yearly rent. 

Now I the said John Glover, for and in consideration of the love and 
affection which I have and do bear unto my beloved Nephew Nathan- 
iel Glover of the same Dorchester, Tanner, Eldest son of my aforesaid 
brother, Nathaniel Glover of Dorchester, Dec'' ; and for divers other 
good causes and considerations, me hereunto moving, have given, 
granted, surrendered, released, enfeoffed and confirmed, and by these 
Presents do hereby give, grant, release, enfeoffe and confirm unto my 
said Nephew Nathaniel Glover his Heirs and Assigns Forever, 

All that One Third part of a Quarter, or One Twelfth part of said 
Newbury Farm, heretofore purchased of William and Anne Rawson 
(it being her right in her father's estate), situate and lying in Milton 
or on Squantum Rock. To Have and to Hold unto him the said Na- 
thaniel Glover, his Heirs, Executors, Administrators and Assigns, 
with all the rents, privileges and appurtenapces from and after my 
decease, with all the lands belonging thereunto as well arable as pas- 
ture. The whole farm containing Four Hundred Acres ; and all the 
profits to be had or raised unto him the aforesaid Nathaniel Glover 
to his only proper use and behoof foi'ever. 

Without any power of reclaim or challenge whatsoever or contra- 
diction of my Heirs, Executors, Administratoi'S or Assigns, without 
any account or reconing or answer thei'eof to be given, made, or ren- 
dered, or power of Thirds to be had or claimed therein by Elizabeth 
my wife. 

And I do hereby Covenant and oblige my Heirs, Executors, Admi- 
nistrators and Assigns from time to time and at all times forever from 
and after the decease of Me the said John Glover, to Warrant, main- 
tain and defend the above granted and released premises unto him the 
said Natlianiel Glover, his Heirs, Executors, Administrators and 
Assigns Forever, against the Lawful claims and demands of all 
persons. 

In Witness whereof, I the said John Glover, with Elizabeth my 
Wife, have hereunto set our Hands and Seals this 20"' day of Septem- 
ber, Anno Domini 1686. (Signed) John Glover, and a Scale. 

Elizabeth Glover, and a Scale. 



JOHN GLOVER. 155 

Signed, sealed and delivered in presence of us, 
Habackuk Glover, 
Ralph Perkins. 

Boston, December 7, 1686, 
Mr. John Glover personally appeared before me, underwriter of His 
Majesty's Council of His Territory in New England, and acknowledg- 
ed the above written Instrument to be his free will, act and deed. 

Wait Winthrop. 

John Glover died Oct. 8, 1696, ten years after the signing of the 
above instrument; and on the 10th of August, 1697, Ebenezer Bil- 
lings confirmed to Nathaniel Glover, by the following indenture, the 
one twelfth part of Newbury Farm, above described and conveyed. 

Indenture of Billings to Glover. 
Aug. 10, 1697. Liber 14, folio 434. 

To all Ghrisiian People before whom these Presents shall come. 
Know ye. 

That in the Ninth Year of the Reign of Our Sovereign Lord King 
William of England, and on the 10th day of August, 1697, Ebenezer 
Billings and Roger Billings of Dorchester, in the County of Suffolk, 
and within His" Majesty's Province of Massachusetts Bay in New 
England, Yeoman, on the one part ; and Nathaniel Glover of the same 
Dorchester, County and Province aforesaid, Tanner, Nephew of the 
said John Glover heretofore of Sudbury in the County of Middlesex 
and Province aforesaid, Gentleman Deceased (but late of Boston), on 
the other part, VVitnesseth : 

Whereas the father of Said Roger and Ebenezer Billings purchased 
in his lifetime for and in behalf of the said John Glover, of William 
Rawson, sometime of Boston but now of Dorchester, Shop-keeper, 
who married with Anne the daughter of Mr. Nathaniel Glover of Dor- 
chester, Deceased, One Third part of a quarter or One Twelfth part 
of all that farm called Newbury's Farm, situate and lying in Dorches- 
ter Township aforesaid, formerly in possession of the late Worshipful 
John Glover, Esq. Dec*^, for which part of the said farm (which was 
purchased by the said Roger Billings in his lifetime in 1677 or there- 
aboixts), and for which he the said Roger and his sons Roger and 
Ebenezer aforesaid have ever since paid the said John Glover Yearly 
Rent. 

And Whereas the said Roger Billings by a Writing bearing date 
December 7, 1680, acknowledged that the said One Twelfth part 
of the said Newbury Farm belonging to the said William Rawson in 
Right of his Wife Anne, with all the other lands belonging to them 
whether in Milton or on Squantum Rock was by his purchase 
henceforth the true and proper Estate of the said John Glover from 
whom and for which the said William Rawson had received full pay. 



156 MEMORIALS AND GENEALOGIES. 

And whereas the said John Glover by virtue of a Deed of Gift bear- 
ing date December 7'^ Anno Doni. 1686, did give, grant, surrender, 
enfeoffe and confirm unto his said Nephew the first above-named Na- 
thaniel Glover, and to his Heirs and Assigns forever. All that One 
Third part of a Quarter or One Twelfth part of Newbury Farm pur- 
chased of the said William Rawso'n and Anne his Wife, and of all the 
lands arable, pasture and Wood land Marshes belonging thereto, 
The whole farm containing four Hundred Acres, and One Twelfth part 
of all Houses, Barns, Edifices, &c., Woods, Trees thereon growing or 
standing, and One Twelfth of all the other Lands situate in Milton or 
on Squantum Rock belonging to the said Farm or parcel, with all his 
Estate, Right, Title or Interest whatsoever in said One Twelfth part 
of said Newbury Farm. 

To Have and to Hold unto him the said Nathaniel Glover, the above 
named nephew of the said John Glover, his Heirs and Assigns For- 
ever, from and immediately after the decease of him the said John 
Glover, as by the Deed of Gift, Reference may be had to the Rec- 
ords of Deeds for the County of Suffolk. 

And whereas the said John Glover hath been dead for the space of 
One Year or more, since which time and to this day the above said 
Nephew Nathaniel Glover hath been and now is by virtue of said Deed 
in peaceable and quiet possession of all the aforementioned and grant- 
ed Premises. ****** 

Confirmed by the said Roger Billings and Ebenezer Billings, sons 
of the said Roger Billings late of Dorchester, Deceased, this Tenth 
day of August, 1697. Roger Billings, 

Ebenezer Billings. 

Acknowledged before Timothy Dwight of Dedham. 

Received, Entered and Recorded with the Records of Deeds for the 
County of Suffolk, October 3, 1697. 

Tlie Last Will and Testament of John Glover, of Boston. 
Suffolk Prob. Vol. 11, fol. 218. 

I John Glover, of Boston, being in health of body, and of sound 
and disposing mind and memory, do thus make and ordain this my 
last Will and Testament. 

My soul 1 resign into the hands of Jesus Christ my Saviour and 
Merciful Redeemer, and my body I commit unto the Earth whence it 
was taken, to be decently buried by the discretion of my Executrix. 

And as for the Worldly Goods which the Lord hath lent me, I do 
give and bequeathe All unto my beloved Wife, my Houses and Lands 
in Boston and at Swansey, or Avherever else ; in case I depart this 
life and leave her surviving, to sell and dispose of it as she shall like 
best, and to give it to whom she pleaseth (my debts being first paid). 
As also all my moveable estate and debts whatsoever of my personal 
Estate. And of this my last Will I do appoint my Well beloved Wife 
Elizabeth Glover my sole Executrix. 

In Witness whereof, I have hereby set my hand and scale this 
Eighth day of April, In the year of Our Lord One thousand six Hun- 
dred and Ninety two (1692). John Gloveb, and a Scale. 



JOHN GLOVER. 157 

This Will is to stand in force until another shall appear. Signed, 
sealed and published by John Glover as his last Will and Testament, 
in Presence of us, Jonathan Marion, Jun. 

Joseph Tolman, 
Benj" Tolman. 

Examined by Jonathan Addington, Register. 

Elizabeth Franklin, the wife of John Glover, was born in Bos- 
ton the 3d day of the 8th month, 1638, and died there June 21, 1705 
aged 67 years. She was the daughter of William and Alice (An- 
drews) Franklin, of Boston. Her mother was the daughter of 
Robert Andrews, Esq., of Ipswich, who died in Boston in 1641, and 
Elizabeth her only child was removed to Ipswich and cared for by 
her relations. Robert Andrews, after the death of his daughter 
Alice, entered into an agreement (of which the following is an ex- 
tract) with William Franklin, the father of Elizabeth : — 

" As concerning the forty pounds portion of Alice, the late wife of 
William Franklin and daughter of said Robert Andrews, it is to be 
reserved for Elizabeth the daughter of said William Franklin and 
Alice his late wife." Dated April 2, 1641, and signed by Robert 
Andrews and William Franklin. 

William Franklin's estate was said to be situated at or near Ben- 
dall's Dock. He died in 1644. Elizabeth was educated by her 
maternal uncle Thomas Andrews, who was for many years a celebrat- 
ed teacher in Ipswich. He died in 1683, intestate, and Elizabeth, 
who was at that time Elizabeth Glover, inherited one eighth part of 
his estate, in common with the other nephews and niece. 

" Inventory of the estate of Thomas Andrews, Teacher, who died 
July 10, 1683, taken by John Appleton and Nathaniel Rust, Sept. 
16, 1683, and returned in Court, Sept. 25, 1683. Amount, Five 
hundred and fifty one pounds sixteen shillings and ten pence. 
Amount of debts, twenty six pounds seven Shillings and ten pence." 

Certificates of heirship were presented to the Court of Probate 
in Salem, Essex County, by John Andrews and Sarah Cannon, child- 
ren of John Andrews, brother of Thomas ; by Mrs. Elizabeth Glo- 
ver, daughter of his sister Alice ; and by Daniel Hovey, John Ilovey, 
Nathaniel Hovey, Joseph Hovcy, Thomas Hovey, children of liis 
sister Abigail. 

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158 MEMOEIALS AND GENEALOGIES. 

Cojjy of Ccrtijicates, as presented. 

A Certificate that John Andrews, the son of the brother of Mr, 
Thomas Andrews of Ipswich, Schoolmaster, Dec*^, and Daniel Hovey 
the son of his sister, are the nearest relations of the said Thomas 
Andrews ; and their desire is to have administration granted to them 
on his Estate. 

July 13, 1683. John Andre-ws, 

Daniel Hovey, 

John Choate, about 58 y. ; Joseph Goodhue, 48 y. ; James Gregory, 
42 years, testifieth that the above John Andrews of Salem is the re- 
puted son of Corporal John Andrews, Dec'^, formerly of Ipswich, who 
was a brother of Thomas Andrews, Schoolmaster. 
Sept. 25, 1683. 

Sept. 21, 1683. Certificate to the Court from Daniel Hovey, Sen., 
wherein he mentions that Mr. Thomas Andrews was his truly and lov- 
ing and well beloved brother, and says, More than 40 years ago I did 
match with his loving and well beloved Sister Abigail Andrews, by 
whom the Lord blest me with six sons and a dafter (daughter), five 
of which sons are yet living ; so that by these it maj; appear that we 
are nearly related to this Deceased Gentleman ; but in brief he hath 
six nephews and two nieces as follows, viz. : 

There is the son and daughter of his brother John Andrews, Dec**, 
who are John Andrews and Sarah Cannon his Sister, which are con- 
siderably debtors to his estate, as also, 

Mrs. Elizabeth Glover, who is married to Mr. John Glover, former- 
ly living at Boston, now at Swansey, who is debtor to this Estate. 

There is myself (Daniel Hovey, Sen.), also debtor to the Estate 
Thirty-five Shillings upon the paying of some things he sent me for 
my present use, and gave me order to take and keep them 'til he 
called for them. 

There is Daniel Hovey and John Ilovey, two of his nephews, debt- 
or to the Estate for schooling their children, about four pounds. 

There is also Thomas Hovey, Joseph Hovey and Nathaniel Hovey, 
three of his nephews who never had the value of one Shilling of 
the Estate of their uncle, that I know of. 

(Signed) Daniel Hovey, Sen. 

Elizabeth, after the decease of Mr. John Glover in 1696, married 
a second time in a very few months (Nov. 5, 1696), to Dr. John Clev- 
erly, of Bralntree and Boston. He died in Boston, May 5, 1703. 
She was married a third time, July 27, 1703, to James Mosman, of 
Roxburj; who survived her and died in 1722. She commenced an 
administration on the estate of John Glover, but never finished ; and 
the estate, after a scries of years, was settled by an order from the 
Probate Court. 

Feb. 24, 1697, John Cleverly of Boston, with Elizabeth his wife, 
" who is Executrix of the last Will and Testament of Mr. John Glo- 



JOHN GLOVER. 159 

Ter, late of Boston, Shopkeeper, Dec*^," sold a piece of land "lying 
and situate near the Meeting-house in Dorchester, containing one 
acre and one quarter and a half rod," to Nathaniel Glover, Sen., of 
Dorchester — "said land some time appertaining to the estate of 
John Smith, Esq., late of Dorchester, Dec"^, bounded Northerly and 
Easterly by land of Widow Susannah Breck ; Westerly by the High- 
way leading from the Meeting House to Dorchester Mill, commonly 
called Neponsct Mill ; Southerly by land and orchard of Katharine 
Smith, Executrix of the Estate of John Smith, Esq., Dec'^, recovered 
by the said Elizabeth Cleverly against the estate of the said John 
Smith by a Judgment of Court in October, 1696." Signed by John 
Cleverly and Elizabeth Cleverly, in presence of Thomas Harper and 
Eleazer Moody. 

James Mosman lived after the death of Elizabeth his wife about 
seventeen years, and used the income of John Glover's estates de- 
vised to his wife, until the Court appointed an administrator, Feb. 9, 
1721. The remainder of the estate was then committed for settle- 
ment to Thomas Smith, Esq., of Boston, an heir at law, who finished 
up the administration in 1724, and the residue was distributed among 
the surviving heirs. 

Administrator a/ppoiiitcd on the Estate of Mr. John Glover, of Boston. 

Suflf. Prob. Rec, Liber 22, folio 191. 

Samuel Sewall sends greeting to Thomas Smith, and grants to hin- 
letters of Administration, &c. 

Whereas John Glover, heretofore of Boston, Gentleman, deceased, 
made and published his last Will and Testament, bearing date the 
Eighth day of April, One thousand Six Hundred and Ninety two, and 
therein appointed his beloved Wife Elizabeth Glover sole Executrix, 
who is since deceased, intestate, and without having fully adminis- 
tered on the Estate of the said John Glover, whereby the power of 
committing further administration of his remaining Goods, Chattels, 
Rights and Credits doth appertain unto me. Trusting therefore in 
your care and fidelity, I do by these Presents commit unto you full 
Power to administer all and singular on the remaining Goods, Chat- 
tels, Rights and Credits of the said deceased left unadministered upon 
by his Executrix Elizabeth Glover aforesaid at the time of her decease, 
and well and faithfully to dispose of the same according to Law. 

Also to ask, gather, levy, recover and receive all and whatsoever 
Credits of the said deceased John Glover which to him while he lived 
was due, and at the time of the decease of the said Executrix did ap- 
pertain, and to pay all debts which the said deceased stood bound 
and yet remaining unpaid, and to make a true and perfect Inventory 
of the remaining Goods, Chattels, Rights and Credits, according to 



160 MEMORIALS AND GENEALOGIES. 

the value thereof, so far as his Goods, Chattels, Rights and Credits 
can extend ; and to exhibit the same into the Reg-istry of the Court 
of Probate for the County of Suffolk aforesaid, before the Ninth day 
of May next ensuing ; and to render a plain and true account of your 
Administration, upon Oath, at or before the 9th day of February, 1722. 

And I do hereby ordain and constitute and appoint you Adminis- 
trator of the remaining Goods, &c., aforesaid, with the Will Annexed, 

In Testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal of the 
said Court of Probate, holden at Boston the 9th day of Feb., 1*721. 

Samuel Sewall. 

Commissioners appointed to settle Creditors^ Claims to the Estate of 
John Glover. 

Samuel Sewall to John Noyes, William Downes and Cornet Thayer, 
Greeting : 
Whereas The Estate of John Glover, Gent", heretofore of Boston, 
is represented to be Insolvent and not sufficient to pay the debts, I 
nominate and appoint the abovesaid Gentlemen with full power to 
examine into the Claims. Dated at Boston, December 27, 1722. 

Samuel Sewall, Judge of Probate. 

Prob. Rec. Suff. County, Liber 23, fol. 147. 
Boston, June 29, 1724. 

The Account of Thomas Smith, Administrator de 
bonis non on the Estate of John Glover, of Boston, 
Gentleman, deceased. The said Accountant charges 
himself with a House and Land belonging to the said 
deceased, exhibited into the Registry of the Court of 
Probate for the County of Suftblk aforesaid, amounting 
to £145 00 00 

What said House anfl Land sold for more than ap- 
praised at, 105 00 00 

Item received for Rent before the sale of the House, 9 00 00 



259 00 00 



' Thomas Smith abovenamed, petitions for Allowance, 

as follows, viz. : 

To the several charges and expenses by him disbursed, 
for Writing from the Registry Office, Searching of 
Records, and the expenses of the Commissioners for 
examining claims and for receiving claims, as an ac- 
count of particulars herewith exhibited, . . 10 12 09 

Item, for a certain debt of Fifty Eight pounds seventeen 
shillings and Eight pence, which the Commissioners 
appointed by the Hon'' Judge of Probate for receiv- 
ing claims, &c.,asby their returns made into this 
Court under their hand is found due to the heirs of 
Mrs. Anna Glover (Widow) heretofore of Boston, de- 
ceased, deducting therefrom Three pounds. Five shil- leaving 
lings, Five pence and two farthings, being William £45 15 10 2 



JOHN GLOVER. 



161 



Rawson's Third part or share in the Right of his wife 
Anna (Glover), who was one of the Grand-children 
of the said Mrs. Anna Glover ; He, William Rawson, 
havinj^ heretofore received the same : And deducting 
also Nine Pounds, Sixteen Shillings, three pence and 
one farthing, being what was the Administrator's 
own part or share of his uncle John Glover's Estate 
so that the remainder is to your Administrator for 
Time, extraordinary trouble, .... 

For Allowing and Recording the Account, . 

For distributing and Recording, &c. . 

Remaining in the hands of your Administrator, . 

Thomas Smth. 



10 00 00 

10 00 00 

5 00 00 

61 04 08 2 



Remaining in the hands of the Administrator, of Des- 
perate debts, viz., amounting to ... . 

A note from under the hand of Mary Mosman,* widow, 

A note under the hand of Sarah Phillips and Bridget 
Morefield, 

To the above sum is also added an Old Mortgage from 
Joseph Parker, of ...... . 

Boston, June 29, 1724. 



15 19 10 
3 08 00 



2 11 10 



10 00 00 



31 19 



Thomas Smith presented himself before me, and made Oath that the 
above contained a just and true Account of his Administration on the 
Estate of John Glover, deceased, Samuel Sewall. 



Suffolk Prob. Rec, Liber 23, folio 146. 
By the Hon** Samuel Sewall, Esq., Judge of Probate. 

Whereas it appears to me by an inventory and account presented 
by Thomas Smith, Administrator de bonis non on the Estate of John 
Glover, heretofore of Boston, Gent'", deceased, of his adminis':ration 
thereon : that his clear estate at present remaining in the hands of 
the said Administrator amounts to the sum of One Hundred and Nine- 
ty one pounds fifteen shillings and three pence half penny, after the 
charges of administration and other payments by him made are de- 
ducted, which is and remains to bo divided among the four brethren 
of the deceased, their heirs or legal representatives, viz., Thomas 
Glover, Ilabackuk Glover, Nathaniel Glover and Pelatiah Glover, in 
equal parts and proportions. 

And I do hereby order the said Administrator to pay the aforesaid 



* Mary Mosman was the widow of James Mosman, wliom he married after the decease 
of Elizabeth Glover. She was his third wife, and survived him. James Mosman made his 
will the 20th day of July, 1722, and died the same year. He left all his money and movea- 
bles to his wife Mary Mosman, with all the income of his dwelling house in Roxbury. Left 
to his son George, daughter Elizabeth, and his five grand-children, the childi-en of his so n 
Timothy, the residue after his wife's decease. 

15* 



162 MEMORIALS AND GENEALOGIES. 

sum accordingly to each party or to those that legally represent them. 
They bearing their respective proportions of all such debts as shall 
hereafter appear to be due and owing from the Estate of the said de- 
ceased John Glover. 

Dated in Boston, the 29th day of June, One thousand Seven Hun- 
dred and twenty-four. 

Examined, Entered and Eecorded. John Boydell, Register. 



[Second Generation.] 
NATHANIEL GLOVER. 

IV. Nathaniel Glover, the fourth son of John Glover, Esq., aud 
Anna his wife, was born in 1630-31, died in Dorchester, May 21? 
1657, and was buried in the ancient burial ground of that town. 
The grave-stone has gone to decay. There are but few acts of his 
short life to be found on record. He attained the age of manhood 
in Dorchester, and succeeded to the homestead at the time of his 
father's removal to Boston in 1652. In that year he was married to 
Mary Smith, of Dorchester. On the 2 2d of the 3d month he was 
admitted to the Church there, in full communion. May 3, 1654, 
he took the freeman's oath, and was recorded among the New Eng- 
land Freemen. In 1655 he was chosen one of the Selectmen of Dor- 
chester, and again in 1656 aud 1657. In 1655 he was appointed, 
with others, to settle the bounds between Dorchester and Dedham. 
He was also chosen to fill other offices in the town. By his father's 
will, in addition to the Dorchester homestead estate already given 
Mm, he was to receive four hundred pounds in money, and forty 
pounds more to be paid to him by his brother Habackuk after the 
death of his mother, Mrs. Anna Glover ; also one fourth part of Mr. 
Glover's Newbury Farm, and one fourth part of the other lands re- 
served as the widow's dower. He left a will, which is on file, proved 
June 5, 1657. Inventory of his estate taken aud sworn to by the 
underwriters, Roger Clap and William Clark, the 5th day of the 4th 
month, 1657 : 

imp. His wearing apparell, £10 00 00 

Household furniture, 13 06 00 

In a debt of his father's Will, 200 00 00 

In a debt of Mr. Habackuk Glover, after the decease of 

his mother, 40 00 00 



NATHANIEL QLOVm, 163 

House and Land, 200 00 

Meadow, 30 00 



493 06 
Reversion of one fourth part of Newbury Farm after the 
decease of his mother. Said farm situate in Dor- 
chester, beyond Neponset River. 

Childi-en of Nathaniel and Mary (Smith) Glovee, bora in Dor- 
chester : 

+1. Nathaniel, b. 30 : 1 : 1653 ; bap. 3:2: 1653, by Rev. Richard 

Mather; m. Hannah Hinckley, of Barnstable. 
-f 2. John, b. 15:12: 1654 ; bap. 18 : 12 : 1654 ; 

j 1st Mary . 

• I 2d, Miriam Smith, of Boston. 
-{-3. Anne, b. 1656 ; m. William Rawson, of Boston. 

Mary Smith, the wife of Nathaniel Glover, was born at Toxtetli 
Park, near Liverpool, Lancashire, England, the 20th day of July, 
1630, and died in Barnstable the 29th day of July, 1703, aged 73 
years. She was the daughter of Quartermaster John Smith and his 
&st wife Mary Eyder of Toxteth Park. She was twice married ; 
fii'st, in 1652, to Mr. Nathaniel Glover, of Dorchester, who died there 
in May, 1657, aged 27 years. She was married, second, to the Hon. 
Thomas Hinckley, of Barnstable (afterwards Governor of the Ply- 
mouth Colony for many years), March 2, 1659-60." Her parents 
are thus noticed in a manuscript Journal of the Rev. Mr. Prince : 

" She was the only child of Mr. Quartermaster Smith, by his first 
wife, formerly of Lancashire in England, and afterward of Dorches- 
ter in New England. Her father had been a Quartermaster in the 
army of the Netherlands, her mother a gentlewoman of a creditable 
family and of eminent natural powers, piety and acquired accomplish- 
ments. Of them she was born in Lancashire in England, in 1630. 
Her parents living under the ministry of the Rev. Richard Mather 
at Toxteth in that shire ; they came up and brought her with them 
to Bristol, in order for New England, in April, 1635 j young Na- 
thaniel, the son of the said Mr. Mather, being carried on one side in 
a pannier, and this young Mrs. Mary on the other, as I have often 
heard her say. May 23, 1635, she, with her father and mother, the 
said Rev"** Richard Mather and Wife, their sons Samuel and Nathan- 
iel, Mr. Jonathan Mitchell, then about 11 years of age, &c., set sail 
from Bristol. In the night, between Aug. 14 and 15, coming on the 



164 MEMORIALS AND GENEALOGIES. 

New England Coast, there arose an extreme hurricane, wherein they 
were in the utmost danger and wondrously delivered (see the account 
in the Life of Rev*^ Richard Mather in the Magnalia), and on Aug. 
17th arrived at Boston. Her father and others settling at Dorches- 
ter, and a new Church being gathered there, Aug. 23d, 1686, the 
said Mr. Richard Mather became their teacher, under whose ministry- 
she lived, unless when sent to school at Boston, where she enjoyed 
Mr. Wilson's and Mr. Cotton's ministry." 

Rev. Mr. Prince adds : " In , she married to Mr. Nathaniel 

Glover, a son of the Hon. John Glover, Esq., of said Dorchester, by 
whom she had Nathaniel and Ann. And then this husband dying, 
she remained a widow until when she married the Hon''^ Thomas 
Hinckley, Esq., of Barnstable, whither she removed, and had by him 
Mercy, Experience, John, Abigail, Thankful, Ebenezer and Reli- 
ance, who all grew up and married ; and all but Ebenezer, before 
she died. 

" At Barnstable, to the day of her death, she appeared and shone 
in the eyes of all as the loveliest and brightest woman for beauty, 
knowledge, wisdom, majesty, accomplishments and graces throughout 
the Colony, And there her first son Nathaniel married to Hannah, 
a daughter of the said Mr. Hinckley by his former wife. Her said 
daughter Anne married to Mr. William Rawson, a son of Mr. Secre- 
tary Rawson, Secretary of the Massachusetts Colony ; her daughter 
Mercy to Mr. Samuel Prince, of Sandwich ; Experience, to Mr. James 
Whipple, of Barnstable ; her son John, to Mrs. Trott, of Dorchester; 
her daughter Abigail, to the Rev. Mr. Joseph Lord, of Dorchester, 
South Carolina, afterwards of Chatham, on Cape Cod ; Thankful, to 
the Rev'' Mr. Experience Mayhew, of Martha's Vineyard ; Reliance, 
to the Rev"* Mr. Nathaniel Stone, of Harwich ; and after her death, 
her son Ebenezer to Mrs. Stone, of Sudbury. Mrs. Hinckley died 
July 29, 1703, in the 73d year of her age." 

The writer visited her grave in the ancient cemetery at Barnsta- 
ble, in the summer of 1856, and copied the following from her grave- 
stone : 

"Here lycth Y* Body of Y^ truly Virtuous and Praiseworthy 
Mrs. Mary Hinckley, wife unto Mr. Thomas Hinckley, who departed 
this life July 29"\ 1703, in Y« 73"^ year of her age." 

Mary Smith joined the Church at Dorchester previous to her mar- 



NATHANIEL GLOYER. 165 

riagG; and -was snbseqiiently dismissed from it to join the Church at 
Barnstable. The following is taken from the records of the Church 
at Dorchester: "The 22"^ day of the 2"^ month, 1660, Mrs. Mary 
Glover, whose maiden name was Mary Smith, and who lately mar- 
ried with Gov. Thomas Hinckley, about Sandvrich, desired letters 
of dismission to the Church there ; but they were not at that time 
granted. It being so suddenly after her removal thither, and they 
not being in a capacity for the enjoyment of the ordinances, having 
no officers to dispense the same." 

"23 (4) 1664, Was Mrs. Hinckley, who formerly was the wife of 
Mr. Nathaniel Glover, dismissed to join the Church at Barnstable." 

Mary Smith was promised a marriage portion by her father* on 
her marriage with Mr. Nathaniel Glover, but, from a clause in her 
father's will, it appears she did not receive it until some time after. 
Quartermaster Smith's will, made December 30, 1676, was proved 
July 25, 1678. The following are extracts from it: "Wife Katha- 
rine and sons John and other children." " Whereas it is said my 
daughter Mary Smith hath received part of her portion, it is to be 
understood of my daughter Mary Pelton, who hath received about 
twenty pounds or more, as by my books will appear, p. 166." " Last- 
ly, as far as my daughter Mrs. Mary Hinckley is concerned, she is paid 
what I promised her upon her marriage with Mr. Nathaniel Glover, 
as will appear by a writing under her hand and seal, bearing date 
1:9: 1660. Therefore I do not give her anything in this my Will.'' 

Mrs. Mary Glover's marriage with the Hon. Thomas Hinckley 
was, for a time, resolutely opposed by the relatives and friends of her 
former husband. She being young, or at the age of twenty-nine 
years, at the time the grave subject was first presented for her con- 
sideration, with three children of the tender ages of three, five and 
six years, and possessing a competent estate and ability to rear and 
educate them, it seemed absurd to those who were nearly connected 
with her children, for her to enter into new relations with a man, 
however exalted his worth or elevated his position, who had a 

* Jolin Smith, Quartormaster, was thrice marriod : first, in England, at Toxtoth Park, 
Lancashire, to Maiy Ryder, who was the mother of Mrs. Glover. She died soon after her 

emigration, and he man-ied a second time to Mary , of Dorchester. She died, and ho 

man-led a thkd time to Katherine Felton, widow, who survived him, and died in Boston, 
July 17, 1710, aged 90 years. He had by his second wife Mary, several sons and daugh- 
ters, one of whom was John, who married Miriam (probably Deane), and died in Boston 
in 1676. His widow was the ancient schoolmistress of Dorchester, and is buried iu the cciuo- 
tcry there. She has a gravestone. 



166 



MEMORIALS AND GENEALOGIES. 



family of eiglit children, and was much her senior. To remove the 
children to a new home in a distant Province or Colony, could not at 
once be acquiesced in ; and to leave them at their tender age, seemed 
equally inconsistent and unmotherly. Accordingly the Governor's 
suit was rejected, although, it seems, not entirely abandoned by the 
parties. The marriage was delayed for several montlis ; but after a 
time the relatives became reconciled and gave their assent to it. 
The following arrangements were accordingly entered into and 
agreed upon. 

An inventory of the estate of Mrs. Mary Glover was taken at her 
request before her marriage with Gov. Thomas Hinckley, and pre- 
sented to the Court by the " Honorable Thomas Hinckley and Mrs. 
Mary Glover, he resigning all right and interest which his marriage 
with her may give him in her Estate." 

Mrs. Mary Glover's Inventory, taken and Drafted the 18:12: 1659, 
by Us, whose names are Underwritten, and by the request of Mrs. 
Mary Glover. 

Imp. Her Husband's Wearing Apparel, 

Chairs and Stool, 

Cradle 

Warming pan, ........ 

In Brass, 10s. ; Brass Pot and Iron Pot, 5, . 

Pewter, £1 10s. ; Earth. Ware, 10 2 ; Wooden Vessels, 8 

Cooking Utensils, 16s. ; One Still, 12s. ; Cradle Pugg, 1, 

Shaving Knife, 2s. ; Books, 8 ; , 2, 

Trundle Bed, 

Standing Bed, 

Tubbs and Barrels, 6d. ; Frying pan and Spit, 4d 
Pot Racks, 4d. 

Table and Carpet, 

Two Silver Spoons and Cups, &c. 
Wine Cups and other Cups, . 

4 

One Bed and Furniture, 

One Court, .... 

Two Chests and Boxes, 

Napkins, £1 08 ; Table Cloths, £1 08, 

Pillow Cases, £2 02 ; sheets, £11, 

One Musket, One Rapier, One Case Pistols, . 

One Table, 10s. ; Pillion, 8 ; two Iron, 3s. 

One Cart and Things Appertaining to it. 
One Horse, £12 ; Stone Horse, £7 



; Two Oxen, 
10s. . 



Four Cows, £11 

Plow and Irons, 

Meadow, 

House and Laud Tw — , 



£12 



Thirteen Sheep, £15 



£5 13 00 


1 00 00 


02 00 


04 00 


15 00 


, 2 08 02 


1 09 00 


12 00 


2 10 00 


6 00 00 


00 01 02 


10 05 00 


17 00 00 


12 00 00 


12 00 00 


08 10 00 


02 15 00 


00 16 00 


02 16 00 


13 02 00 


03 02 08 


01 01 08 


4 00 00 


19 00 00 


44 00 00 


00 10 00 


34 00 00 


220 00 00 



NATHiLNTIEL GLOVER. 167 



Debts due the Estate. 

Imp, Quartermaster Smith, 113 00 08 

Thomas Davenport, 8 10 08 

Samuel Chandler, 1 00 00 



SgSoI,, l^^i'™^-- 



548 04 00 



This Inventory was presented to the County Court by Thomas 
Hinckley, Esq., of Barnstable in the Plymouth Colony. 

Mary Glover, the Widoio of Nathaniel Glover (the elder), to her 
Children. 

Suffolk Rec, Liber 1. 

Knoxo all men by these presents, The Relict and Administratrix of 
Mr. Nathaniel Glover of Dorchester, Deceased, Sends Greeting : 

Being about to Change my Condition, yet sensible of the duty in- 
cumbent on me in my Relations to my Deceased Husband in thereby 
securing the Portions and Inheritance of my Three Children, viz., 
Nathaniel Glover, John Glover, and Anne Glover my daughter, I have 
therefore Granted, Assigned and Confirmed, and do by these Presents 
Grant, Assign and Confirm unto Edward Rawson, Recorder for the 
County of Suffolk in Massachusetts Jurisdiction in New England, All 
my Now Dwelling House, Barn, Corn Barn and other Buildings, Or- 
chard, Yard, Garden, Plow Ground, Farming Land, Woodland and 
Meadow, with all the Liberties and Appurtenances thereunto belong- 
ing. Late in the Possession of the said Nathaniel Glover, Deceased. 

To Have and to Hold to the said Edward Rawson, &c., giving him 
full power to act for my Children from time to time until they become 
of Age to have their full and Just Proportions, or that they shall 
arrive at the Age of Twenty One Years, Being satisfied and paid 
as they shall grow and become due and Payable. 

The said Nathaniel, John and Anne. 

Mary Glover, and a Scale. 

This 15 day of March, 1659-60. Thomas Hinckley. 

Witnesses. 

Samuel Rigbee, 
Humphrey Athcrton. 

Entered and Recorded, 16 : 1 : 1659-60, pr Edward Rawson, 

Becorder. 

Suffolk ss. 

At a County Court Holden at Boston, the 31st day of August, One 
Thousand Six Hundred and Sixty. Recorded as by tlie Records may 
appear. And Whereas The Inventory of the Estate of Mr. Nathaniel 
Glover, late of Dorchester Deceased, being Recorded in the County 
Court and entered and Recorded on the Court Books of Records, as 



168 MEMORIALS AND GENEALOGIES. 

it may appear, amounting in value to Five Hundred and Fifty Pounds, 
One Shilling and Eight-pence. And on the Marriage of Mary, the 
Relict Widow of the aforesaid Nathaniel Glover, with Mr. Thomas 
Hinckley, an Inventory of the said Estate being brought and present- 
ed to the Court of what remained, which appears to be in value Four 
Hundred and Seventy Eight Pounds, One Shilling and Sixpence. The 
Court on Request of said Mr. Hinckley (in Right of Mary the said 
Relict) Judged meet to make Division of said Estate which hath been 
under the Management of the said Mary, Relict (Widow) aforesaid 
and Administratrix to the said Estate, as follows, viz. : 

That the said Thomas Hinckley, in Right of Mary the said Relict 
and Widow of Mr. Nathaniel Glover, now his Wife, shall have One 
full Third part of the aforesaid Four Hundred and Seventy Eight 
Pounds, One Shilling and Sixpence : To the amount of One Hundred 
and Fifty Nine Pounds, seven Shillings, and Two-pence, to be de- 
ducted out of the Goods and Chattels. 

The other Two Thirds of Lands and Goods to remain as the Portions 
and dues of the Children of the said Mr. Nathaniel Glover. The Court 
Drawing the Reversion* left by the Will of Mr. John Glover and the 
Forty Pounds (left by the said Will) and due from Mr. Habackuk 
Glover, to be divided amongst the said Children of Mr. Nathaniel 
Glover and their Mother as they shall grow and become due according 
to the above said Will. 

And it is further ordered that the Administratrix shall deliver up 
into the hands of Mr. Habackuk Glover and John Gurnell, who at 
this Court are hereby appointed Guardians to said Children of the said 
Nathaniel Glover Deceased, the remainder of the Goods, amounting 
to Sixty Five Pounds, with the Lands thereto belonging, in behalf of 
the children ; And that the abovenamed Habackuk Glover and John 
Gurnell be required to give security to the Recorder for the sum of 
Sixty Five Pounds in behalf thereof. With the increase of the Lands 
to run for the Benefit of the said children, 

Mrs. Anna Glover and Mr. Habackuk Glover engaging on their own 
Charge and account, without looking to the Children's Estates for sat- 
isfaction, to bring them up to School and find them meat, drink and 
clothing until they be fit to be disposed of in good hands. 

Edwakd Rawson, Recorder. 

May 28, 1659, Mrs. Mary Glover was permitted by tlie General 
Court at Boston, to convey a piece of land by a legal deed to Tho- 
mas Davenport of Dorchester. 

Vol. 4 Mass. Col. Rec, p. 319. "This Court being satisfied of 
the reality of the sale of a piece of land numbered in a draught of a 
bill of sale presented to this Court and is on file, do judge meet to 
empower Mrs. Mary Glover, Administratrix and relict of Mr. Na- 
thaniel Glover, to make and sign a legal deed of conveyance of the 
said land unto Thomas Davenport, his heirs and assigns," &c. 

* Newbury Farm. 



NATHANIEL GLOVEK. 169 

After the necessary preliminaries were settled, Mrs. Mary Glover 
was married and removed to Barnstable. Her cliildren by Mr. 
Nathaniel Glover were placed among their relatives and sent to 
school in Boston. 

Order of Court for a Division of Nathaniel Glover'' s Estate. 

At a County Court held at Boston, April 28, 16U, Two of the 
children of the late Mr. Nathaniel Glover deceased, who are now of 
age, and Mr. Antony Checkley as guardian to the third child, being 
under age, appearing in Court and moving the Court to order a settle- 
ment of the estate late the said Glover's, the eldest son with the 
allowance of the Court made choice of ensign Richard Ilall ; the 
other with the Guardian made choice of Joseph Holmes ; the Court 
appointed Capt. Hopestill Foster as a third man ; being all three of 
Dorchester, to be a Committee, who are hereby impowered to Divide 
the said Glover's late estate into two equal parts, and to make a divi- 
sion of one of the said parts into two equal parts again, and to make 
their Return to the next Court of this County of what they do herein. 
This Committee are thus impowered as above said, in case the said 
Children with the Guardian do not agree upon a Division of the said 
Estate amongst themselves, to their mutual satisfaction, by the last 
day of May next following. 

Endorsed upon the Order as follows : 

Dorchester, 1st May, 1674. 
The partys concerned in the Order of this Honorable Court on the 
other side, repaired to Dorchester, and prevailing with the Committee 
appointed therein, to accompany them to the Dwelling-house and land 
of the late Mr. Nathaniel Glover, where, on a view of the land and 
after several proffers and considerations made between Nathaniel 
Glover the eldest son and the other Children concerned, with the full 
consent and approbation of the said Committee, It was amicably and 
fully agreed, consented to, and concluded, that Nathaniel Glover the 
Eldest son should have and enjoy to him and his heirs tlie Dwelling 
house and land adjoining thereto, the full breadth to the Sea, and dead 
low water mark, all the land fenced in running from thence to the 
Highway, or Road leading to Dorchester Mill, being fourteen Acres 
more or less, with the second Division or Wood Lett lying for Thirty 
six acres, be it more or less, into the Woods. And that the Thirty 
six acres of land, Right against the said Nathaniel's Division on the 
other side of the Highway, bo the same more or less, with the first 
Division of Woodlott lying in Dorchester Common next unto the said 
pasturing bordering on that Highway leading from Ensign Hall's 
Pence to the Mill, and also the Third Division of the Wood lott, be- 
ing Thirty six Acres, with all the Wood and trees thereupon, lying 
about two miles from the Thirty six acres of Pasture land fenced in. 
All lying for One Hundred and Eighty Acres more or less, to be and 
belong to William Rawson in Right of Anne his Wife, and to John 
Glover the youngest son of the late Mr. Nathaniel Glover and their 
heirs, to be in their own time equally divided between them ; and 
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170 MEMORIALS AND GENEALOGIES. 

that the several parcels of Salt Marsh over a^c^ainst or between the 
Mr. Glover's Newbury Farm and Sqnantum Neck to be equally di- 
vided between them. The said Nathaniel Glover to have One half 
of the meadow hei'e or there, and the other half to be and belong- to 
William Rawson and John Glover and their heirs. And so the rest 
of the Goods, Rents and Whatsoever else belonging to the said Mr. 
Nathaniel Glover Deceased, and left under the care of Mr. Ilabackuk 
Glover, to be and belong- and to be divided between them in like pro- 
portions as above. As Witness Ye'"' hands the day and year above 
Written, in presence of and with the Approbation of the said Com- 
mittee. Nathaniel Glover, 

Antony Checkley, Guardian 
In presence and with the Approha- to Jolin Glover. 

tion of William Rawson. 

Hopestill Foster, 

Elchard Hall, 

Joseph Holmes. The Court approves of this Division, 

and orders it to be recorded. 
And is witnessed by May 2, 1674. 

Thomas Hinckley, Sen. As attest, Is^ Addington, Clerk. 

Edward Rawson, 

John Richards. 

A true copy as of Record. 

Examined by Ezekiel Goldthwait, Clerk. 

Thomas IIinckley, the second husband of Mary Smith, was the 

son of Samuel and Sarah ( ) Hinckley, who came to New 

England in the ship Hercules, of Sandwich, England, which sailed 
about March, 1634. They brought with them four children, of whom 
Thomas was the second son. The family originally was from the 
-County of Kent, in England. At a small Parish called Egerton 
(Tenderton), Thomas Hinckley was born in 1618, and baptized 
there by the Rev. John Lathrop, a few days after his birth. His 
parents, on their arrival in this country in 1634, settled iirst at Scitu- 
afce, and in 1639 removed to Barnstable, where he attained the age 
of manhood, and soon took an active and prominent part in the 
affairs of the Colony. He was chosen Deputy as early as 1645; a 
Magistrate and Assistant for the Colony of Plymouth from 1658 to 
1680; elected Governor in 1681, and continued in that office — 
except during the interruption caused by the appointment of Sir 
Edmund Andros — until the union of the Colony of New Plymouth 
with the Massachusetts Colony in 1692. From 1678 to 1692, a 
period of fourteen years. Gov. Hinckley was chosen a Commissioner 
in the General Board held by the two Colonies before their union. 
He died suddenly at Barnstable, in April, 1706, aged 86. He was 



NATHANIEL GLOVER. 171 

twice married: first, Dec. 1, 1641, to Mary Richards, daughter of 
Thomas and Weltheaii (Loriug) Richards, of Weymouth. She died 
June 24, 1659, and he was married a second time, March 16, 1660, 
to Mrs. Mary Glover, widow of Mr. Nathaniel Glover, of Dorchester. 
By his first wife, Mary Richards, he had eight children, born in Barn- 
stable, as follows : 

Mary, b. Aug. 3, 1641 ; m Peter Wybourne. 

Sarah, b. Nov. 4, 164G ; m. Nathaniel Bacon, of Barnstable, 

Mar. 27, 1673. 
Melatiah, b. Nov. 24, 1618 ; m. Josiah Crocker, of Barnstable. 
Hannah, b. April 15, 1650 ; m. Nathaniel Glover, of Dorchester. 
Samuel, b. Feb. 14, 1652 ; m. Sarah Pope, of Sandwich. 
Thomas, b. Dec. 5, 1654 ; d. unmarried, 1688 ; will proved same 

year. 

Bathshua, b. May 15, 165T ; m. Samuel Hall, of Dorchester. 

,r 1 , , 1 1 ivr o< i^-r> ( Ist, Samucl Wordcu, of Boston. 

Mehetable, b. Mar. 24, 16o9 ; m. | ^^^ ^^,.^^.^^ ^^,^^^^ ^^ p^^^j^^^^^_ 

Children of Thomas Hinckley and Mary (Smith) (Glover) 
lliNCKLEY, born in Barnstable : 

Admire, b. July 28, 1660-1 ; d. two weeks after. 

Ebonezer, b. Feb. 22, 1661-2 ; d. two weeks after. 

Mercy, b. Jan. 1, 1662-3 ; m. Samuel Prince, of Sandwich. 

Experience, b. Feb. 2, 1664; m. James Whipple, Esq. 

John, b. June 9, 1667 ; m. Thankful Trott, of Dorchester. 

Abigail, b. April 1, 1669 ; m. Rev. Joseph Lord, of Dorchester, 
South Carolina. 

Thankful, b. August 20, 1670 ; m. Rev. Experience Mayhew. 

Ebonezer, b. Sept. 23, 1673 ; m. Mary Stone, of Sudbury. 

Reliance, b. Dec. 15, 1675 ; m. Rev. Nathaniel Stone, of Mar- 
tha's Vineyard. 

Gov. Hinckley was a man of large estate — an extensive landhold- 
er. He made a will dated Oct. 16, 1700, when he was 82 years old. 
Appoints his beloved wife Mary to be sole executrix, and in the 
event of her previous decease, sons John and Ebenezer to be her 
successors ; bequeaths one half of all his estates to his wife Mary, 
the other half to sons John and Ebenezer, who are to succeed to 
the whole at her decease — including two hundred acres of land at 
Little Compton, R. I., granted him by the General Court for his ser- 
vices in the War of King Philip. 

His will was signed Dec. 31, 1700, and witnessed by Jonathan 
Russell, James Whippo, Jolui Jenkins and Martha Russell. 



172 MEilORIALS AND GENEALOGIES. 

" Barxabas Lothrop, Commissioned by the Governor and Council for 
the County of Barnstable. 

To all persons before Avhom these Presents shall or may come or 
concern — Greeting : 

Know Ye — Tliat on the 2Tth day of April, 1V05, before me at Barn- 
stable, the Will Within Written was proved, approved, and allowed so 
far as it concerns and relates to the Real Estate of said Thomas 
Hinckley, Dec**, who having while he lived and at the time of his 
death Goods, Chattels and Credits in the aforesaid County — ^but by 
reason that Mary Hinckley, Wife of the Deceased, died before the 
Testator, Therefore the said Will is not allowed to be of any force for 
the disposing- of the personal estate of the said Deceased, but Admin- 
istration of all and singular of the Goods, Chattels and Rights and 
Credits of the said Deceased was committed to Samuel Prince of Sand- 
wich, Son-in-Law to the Testator, as witness my hand and scale of 
ofEce set this 27th day of April, 1705. Barnabas Lothrop." 

There appears to be an uncertainty as to the date of his death. It 
is said by those who have written of him, that he died in 1706, The 
following is the inscription on his gravestone or tomb-tablet, wliicli 
was erected to liis memory in 1829, by one of his descendants* — 
the old gravestone having been demolished by time. 

"Beneath this stone, erected A.D. 1829, are deposited the mortal 
remains of Thomas Hinckley, Esq., Gov. of Plymouth Colony. Ho 
died A.D. 1706, aged 86 years, Plistory bears witness to his piety, 
usefulness and agency in the public transactions. The important 
offices he was called to fill evidence the esteem in which he was held 
by the people. He was successively elected an Assistant and Gov- 
ernor of Plymouth Colony, from 1658 to 1680, and continued to 
discharge that office, excepting during the interruption of Sir Edmund 
Andros — resumed the office of Governor in 1681, and continued 
until the junction of the Plymouth and Massachusetts Colonies in 
1692." 

His death is thus noticed in Freeman's History of Cape Cod. 

"In 1706, April 25, died suddenly in Barnstable, Gov. Thomas 
Hinckley, at tlie a'lvanced age of 86 years. A gentleman of distin- 
quished reputation and of great energy of character, who, as we have 

* Capt, Matthias Hinckley, of Barnstal ile, is the descendant who caused the Tablet in 
memory of Gov. Hinckley to be erected in 1829, He has in his possession the shattered 
fragments of the gravestone of Mrs. Mary (Glover) Hinckley. A letter has just been re- 
ceived from him stating that he is making an-angements for a monument to be erected over 
her grave with a suitable inscription, and to have the lot which contains the Governor's 
family inclosed with an iron fence. 

Capt. Hinckley is a descendant of the Hon. Thomas and Mary (Glover) Hinckley, by the 
line of thcu- son John Hinckley, who married Thankful Trott. 



NATHANIEL GLOVER. 173 

seen, filled a large space in the history of the County of Barnstable, 
and especially in the affairs of the Plymouth Colony. In truth it 
may be said it was his to fill a large space in the world's history. 
He had stood by the cradle of the Colony in its infancy, and had 
been, from first to last, the associate of its great and good men, in 
weal or woe, and had lived, himself the chief among the surviving, to 
see the last chapter written in its immortal annals." 

Gov. Hinckley's verses on the death of his second consort, Mrs. 
Mary (Glover) Hinckley, in which he enumerates her remarkable 
virtues and traits of character, have been preserved and arc here 
given : 

" Pity me, Oh my friends, and for me pray 
To him tliat can supply what's taken away. 
My Crown has fallen from my head, and Wo, 
Wo is unto me that has sinned so, 
As to provoke the Lord to shew such ire, 
Which I deserve against me should burn like fire. 
God righteous is in all that he hath done ; 
Yea, Good in lending her to me so long. 
A blessing rich Forty three years and more 
Had I been wise to have improved such store 
Of Gifts and Grace wherewith she was endu'd, 
I might in Grace have also much improved. 
How prompt in heavenly discourse was she. 
That to her own, and others good might be ! 
Out of her store came things both new and old, 
Which she had read, or thought, or had been told. 
How gi-eat my Bjnd to God for thankfulness 
For such a Gift, for all my worthlessness. 
The only Child her gracious Mother boi'e. 
Ordained of God as a return of Prayer, 
For which she with her friends employed a day 
In private, and soon found it good to pray 
Unto the God of Nature and of Grace, 
Who thus approved their seeking of His Face 
In forming this fair child to shew his Praise. 
Endowed with virtues in her early days, 
Which grew and shined in young and riper age, 
And to her Maker's Praise did much engage 
All those who knew her, both of late and old, 
And proved as divers Godly Wise foretold. 
She by her wisdom built the house, and by 
Her prudent care kept all in such a way 
And in such order, so as nought might be 
A let or (hindrance) to worship in the family, 
Or cause distraction on God's lltdy day. 
Yes, both at morn and even as it was need, 

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174 MEMORIALS AND GENEALOGIES. 

She did in Household Worship always lead 
Her family while in her widowed state ; 
And in my absence, since she was my mate. 
Whose good example may rebuke all those 
"Who slight this duty and themselves expose 
Unto the Wrath of God which hangs o'er all 
Those families who on him do not call. 
To rise up very early was her way ; 
Enter her closet strait to read and pray, 
And then to call and raise her family, 
And lived to see a blessing great upon 
Her prayers and prudent education 
Of children, such a number for the Lord 
Under his Gracious Covenant and Word, 
That now may say, I am through Grace divine 
Thy servant, daughter, son or handmaid thine. 

She highly prized a Gospel ministry. 

For its support was an example high ; 

And while a Widow chose the Town should say 

What was her part ; lest self from right should stray. 

And always gave more than her Rate away. 

Yea, ever first would pay that pious due. 

Then other debts, and on the residue 

Would wisely live, and help the poor she knew. 

Nor ever any want she found thereby, 

And counselled her friends the like to try. 

But if they would till last let that alone. 

They would find nought to pay it, all would be gone. 

Which some have tried and found what she said true, 

And so God was not robbed of his due. 

As by God's grace she lived piously. 

So by the same she lived righteously, 

Ohusing that she and hers might wrongs receive 

Than even the least to others give ; 

Always a pattern of Sobriety, 

Meek, lowly, peaceful, prone to Charity 

And freely given to Hospitality ; 

Behaved wisely in a perfect way 

Both in the brightest and the darkest day. 

She come in nothing short with count of many 

Of highest praise of tongue or pen of any. 

Great cause we have of pious thankfulness, 

For that tho' sharpest pains did her distress. 

For six weeks almost constantly that she 

Could take no rest, nor in the night nor day. 

Yet God preserved her mind and senses clear 

With exercise of Grace, that we cjuld hear 

Not the least murnmring nor impatient word, 

But meek submission to her Sovereign Lord 

Full of heart melting prayer and savory words 



NATHANIEL GLOVER. 175 

"Which joy and wonderment to all affords, 

Whose hearts were moved to leave your homes and see 

And help her in her great extremity. 

Her last words were, " Come, dear Lord Jesus, come. 

And take me quickly to thy bosom dear," 

And in a few minutes had her sours desire. 

With Him whom she did love with heart entire. 

Death was no terror to her nor fear, 

No Ghastliness did in her face appear. 

But sweet composure in her life and death. 

When her dear soul she in her final breath 

Resigned to him whom she beheld in faith : 

Whose own she was and with him longed to be 

Where she is free from sin and misery : 

fehe entered into perfect endless rest, 

And with the blest above is ever blest. 



So that we have no reason to repine, 

But thankfully and humbly to resign ; 

To his most Wise and Righteous hand therein 

Nor mourn for her, in plenitude of joy. 

But for ourselves whom evils stiU annoy. 



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As a great loss to all the wisest deem, 

Then sure to me and mine a loss extreme. 

Now she has left, the gap is made a way 

For evils to bear on us every day, 

Where our iniquities deserved have 

Unless the Lord please, as I humbly crave, 

To give repentance and remission free 

Of all our sins, of mine especially. 

My great defect in point of Gratitude 

In prizing and improving such a good 

Which as a second miracle of Grace, 

After the first, who no less pious was. 

And love consort, both free gifts most rare 

And both in answer unto humble prayer. 

As soon as I my will resigned so 

To God, as to be free that he should do 

As most for his own Glory He should see, 

Then did their several relatives agree 

To say that they had opposed our match so long 

They neither dared, nor would it more prolong. 

Which was so far above all expectation 

As made us to admire the Dispensation. 

Yet that I such wondrous works could ere forget. 

Does my offences greatly aggravate : 

Which has so much dishonored his name 

As justly may me fill with grief and shame. 

And Oh that by his grace enabling me, 

1 may with hate, yea, self abhorrency 

Turn from all sin, and unto Jesus flee ; 



176 MEMORIALS AND GENEALOGIES. 

Whose meritorious and precious blood 

Can cleanse from sin and reconcile to God. 

Oh, may he be most highly prized by me, 

And as most precious may embraced be ; 

May I to Him eternally be joined, 

And in Him rest and satisfaction find. 

By His good Spirit's mighty energy 

My heart be purged from all impurity. 

And filled with all grace and sanctity. 

Awakened out of all my drowsy frames. 

Raised up to lively heavenly views and aims, 

Ever composed, humble, watchful be. 

Especially upon God's Holy Day. 

And when I read, hear, meditate and pray, 

In holy duties never slightly be, 

As if to approach the Glorious Majesty 

Of God a light and trifling thing it were, 

But ever look and speak to him with fear. 

May bring forth much good fruit in my last days, 

Living and doing more unto His praise. 

Gaining much profit by Our Father's Rod, 

Who can make all work out eternal good. 

For all such merits great I beg the prayers 

Of all who see these drops of aged tears. 

That I and mine may by his mighty hand 

Be kept through faith unto salvation. 

And that we may neither slack or slothful be. 

But follow him and that blest company, 

Who through their faith and patience now possess 

The full completion of the promises. 

And we may fitted be at death to say, 

Lord Jesus, come, and take us quick away, 

To be with thee unto Eternal day. 

Afflicted and distressed, but through undeserved Mercy not wholly forsaken. 

T. HINCKLEY, 

aged 85 years. 



[ Third Generation.^ 

(1) NATHANIEL GLOVER, the eldest son of Mr. Nathaniel 
and Mary (Smith) Glover, was born in Dorchester, 30 : 1 : 1653, and 
baptized 3: 2: 1653, by Rev. Richard Mather. He died at New- 
bury farm in that town, January 6, 1723-4, aged 71 years, and 
was buried in the westerly part of tlie ancient burial yard, where his 
gravestone still remains, but the inscription is so much worn by time 
as scarcely to be deciphered. At the age of seven years, in 1660, 
he was placed under the guardianship of his uncle, Mr. Habackuk 



NATHANIEL GLOVEE. 177 

Glover, of Boston, who succeeded liis mother in that appointment 
at the time of her marriage with Gov. Hinckley and removal to 
Barnstable. He was placed at school in Boston, and resided in the 
family of his grandmother, Mrs. Anna Glover, and after her decease, 
in 1670, with his uncle and guardian until about the time of his 
own marriage. In 1672-3, at the age of twenty years, he was 
married to Hannah Hinckley, of Barnstable, and occupied the home- 
stead at Dorchester a part of which was his inheritance, although, on 
account of his minority, the estate remained as yet undivided. 

In 1674, when he had attained the age of twenty-one years, the 
homestead estate at Dorchester was ordered to be divided amongst 
the children of Mr. Nathaniel Glover, deceased. (See page 169.) 
Whether by the will of his father, or as the eldest son by right of 
primogeniture, it is not stated, but the Court ordered one half of the 
estate, with the house and buildings, to be settled on him as his por- 
tion, and the other half part to be shared equally between his only 
brother and sister, when they were of full age. He succeeded to 
his inheritance, and continued the business of tanning, which had 
been followed on the estate since the first occupation by his grand- 
father in 1631, and was carried on by his father until his decease in 
1657, and by the lessees until the period of his succession in 1674, 
forty-three years from its commencement. In 1 700 he resigned the 
business to his eldest son Nathaniel Glover, Jr., and the next year 
removed with his family to the Newbury farm estate, a portion of 
which was his by inheritance. By a deed of gift from his uncle John 
Glover, and by purchase from the other heirs, he soon came in pos- 
session of a considerable portion of that estate, with the houses and 
buildings, which he retained until his death in 1723-4. 

In 1677, the second day of the eighth month, he was admitted to 
the Church at Dorchester;* also "Mrs. Hannah, the wife of Mr. 
Nathaniel Glover." In 1683 he was elected constable, and was 
afterwards chosen to serve as selectman, and continued in that office 
a few years, the last in 1715. 

* " A list of those who were adults, and have personally and in public submitted them- 
selves to the government of the Church, and have assented to the doctrines and given 
satisfaction to the Elders concerning their knowledge, and afterwards being proposed to the 
Church for their satisfaction as to tlicir conversation and regular walking sometime before 
their calling forth to own the Covenant, viz., 29 (5) 1677, these persons under named Avero 
called upon in tlic public and owned the Covenant : Mr. Timothy Mather, Thomas Andrews, 
Mr. Nathaniel Glover, John Smith, and others." 



17S MEMORIALS AND GENEALOGIES. 

Division of the Dorchester Estate hy Nathaniel Glover and William 
llawson. 

April 28, 1614. The Honorable County Court now sitting at Bos- 
ton, by their Order for the settlement of the House and lands lately 
belonging- to the late Mr. Nathaniel Glover 000*^, son of Mr. John 
Glover of Boston Dec'', amongst the children of the above named 
Nathaniel Glover, viz., Nathaniel Glover, John Glover, and Anne Glo- 
ver now wife unto William Rawson of Boston, did settle and divide 
all the said houses and lands, and apportion the one half to the said 
Nathaniel Glover for himself and his heirs forever, and the other half 
to the said William Rawson in Right of his Wife Anne, and to John 
Glover the second son as aforesaid, to be held by them in equal halves 
and by their heirs forever. Leaving only sixteen acres of Salt Marsh 
for themselves to divide. 

And Whereas the said William Rawson hatli purchased this Right 
of the said John Glover in said Marsh, and hath received the sum of 
ten shillings of the said Nathaniel Glover the eldest son, that he might 
take his choice of the said eight acres of said Salt Marsh lying in two 
nearly equal parts on a Creek running between them, and lying be- 
tween the farms of the late Mr. Hawkins and Mr. Glover's Newbury 
Farm. The said Nathaniel Glover having chosen that eight Acres 
that lyeth on the Northerly side of said Creek to enjoy to him and 
his heirs forever. And it is agreed between them, the said Nathaniel 
Glover and William Rawson, that the said William Rawson shall have 
and hold and keep the other eight Acres of Salt Marsh to himself and 
to his heirs forever, lying next to the Newbury Farm, With which 
division as forever to enjoy to them and to their heirs and assigns 
forever, and they hereby declai'e themselves to be fully satisfied. 

(Signed) Nathaniel Glover, 

28 April, 16U. William Ratyson, 

Acknowledged in person by the above parties, June 29, 1681. 

Hannah Hinckley, the wife of Nathaniel Glover, was born in 
Barnstable, April 15, 1650, and died in Dorchester at Newbury 
farm, April 30, 1730, in her 81st year. She was buried in the an- 
cient burial ground on the westerly side, and has a grave- stone. She 
was the fourth daughter of Gov. Thomas Hinckley by his first wife 
Mary Richards, granddaughter of Thomas and Welthean (Loring) 
Richards, of the early settlers of Weymouth. By the will of her 
maternal grandmother, made in 1679, she received five pounds as her 
equal and just proportion as a grandchild ; and by the will of her 
maternal uncle, the Hon. John Richards, of Boston, she received the 
sum of two hundred pounds in money, and silver plate to the amount 
of ten pounds. From her father she received a competent portion 
upon her marriage with Mr. Nathaniel Glover. After her marriage 



NATHANIEL GLOVER. 179 

and removal to Dorchester, she was admitted to join the Church 
there, 2 (8) 1677. 

Cliiklreu of Nathaniel and Hannah (Hinckley) Glover, born 
in Dorchester: 

4. Nathaniel, b. Feb. 2i, 1G74 ; bap. (in private) when 3 days old ; 

d. soon. 

5. Nathaniel, b. Aug. 7, 16T5 ; bap. (in private) two days old ; d. 

same year. 
-j-6. Nathaniel, b. Nov. 10, 1676 ; m. Rachel Marsh, of Braintree. 
4-7. Mary, b. April 12, 1679 ; died after 1743. 

-j-8. Hannah, b. July 26, 1681 ; m. Thomas Laws, Esq., of Mar- 

blehead. 
-f 9. Elizabeth, b. July 26, 1683 ; d. April 11, 1725, aged 41 years ; 

unmarried. 
I 1^ T 1 1 c i io ir-oT ( 1st, Susannah Ellison, Boston. 

+ 10. John, b. Sept. 18, 1687 ; m. -j .j/ Mary Horton, Milton. 

-f 11. Thomas, b. Dec. 26, 1690 ; m. Elizabeth Clough, of Boston. 

The last six children were baptized at the Dorchester Church 
within a few days of their birth, but not all by the same pastor. The 
two youngest sons, John and Thomas, were baptized by Rev. Jona- 
than Bowman. 

In 1687, Nathaniel Glover, Sen., made a division of land with 
Ebenezer Billings, who had purchased some of the rights in New- 
bury farm. 

Nathaniel Glover to Ehenczcr Billings — A Division. 

To all Christian People to whom these Presents shall come— Nathan- 
iel Glover of Dorchester, in His Majesty's Territory of New England, 
Sendeth Greeting : Know Ye, That Whereas John Glover, Esq., 
late of Dorchester Deceased, did by his last AVill and Testament de- 
vise and bequeath unto his four sons, viz.. To Habackuk Glover, 
John Glover, Nathaniel Glover and Pelatiah Glover, a Certain Mes- 
suage or Farm in said Dorchester, commonly called and known by the 
name Newbury Farm, to be equally divided to them and their Heirs : 
And Whereas Ebenezer Billings having purchased the Right of Ha- 
backuk Ghjver, and John Glover, and Nathaniel Glover in right of the 
Hoirs of his father Mr. Nathaniel Glover of Dorchester Dec*^, and 
Pelatiah Glover, liave by mutual consent made a Division of said 
Farm in Four equal parts as by a Deed of Division under their hands 
and Scales may appear: And Whereas Ebenezer Billings aforesaid 
hath purchased a fourth part of that Share belonging to the Heirs of 
Nathaniel Glover Dec"*, of John the son of said Nathaniel Glover 
Dec'*, Now Know Ye, That 1 the said Nathaniel Glover have by my 
full and free consent set and laid out unto Ebenezer Billings aforesaid, 
as his Fourth part of the said Division, in right of my brother John 



180 MEMORIALS AND GENEALOGIES. 

Glover aforesaid, That is to say, Six Acres of Land in the Bay Field, 
and by consent of my Uncle John Glover laid out his Fourth part of 
the field adjoining to Ebenczer Billings from the Highway to the Sea. 
Also a Fourth part of the Second Division of Land that fell by Lot to 
me in right of the Heirs of my father Nathaniel Glover of Dorchester 
Deceased, lying next adjoining to said Billings his Second Division. 
Item, the First division of Squantum Marsh, being the first lot that 
was staked out and bounded ; as also Two Acres of Marsh, more or 
less, near Nine Acre Marsh ; and is bounded on the South by a line 
from a Pine Tree to a small Hammock, or in a small Creek where is 
set a stake, which line runneth through a small Pond ; And from said 
Stake bounded by a small Ci'eek till it comes to a Great Pond of 
Thatch ; and from thence to another Pond, there being a Stake at the 
head of each Pond ; and from said Pond by a Small Creek that runneth 
out of a Creek that divideth between Nine Acre Marsh and Smith's 
Marsh : Also a just Fourth part that iell to me in the Orchard in Right 
as aforesaid, adjoining to said Billings in said Orchard ; As also a 
full Sixteenth part of the Old Houses, Barns, Common Land and 
Springs laid in common to the whole concerned. Which several par- 
cels of Land and Meadow aforesaid, I the said Nathaniel Glover have 
set out and delivered to the said Ebenezer Billings in full of his Right 
bought of my brother John Glover, his Right in said Newbury Farm 
as aforesaid. Excepting what Right said Billings may have in any 
divisions of Land in Milton, formerly improved with or appertaining 
to the said Newbury Farm or the Proprietors thereof 

To Have and to Hold the said Parcels and divisions of Land to the 
said Ebenezer Billings, his Heirs and Assigns Forever. Without the 
Least Lett or Hindrance, Suit, Denial, Challenge, Claim or Demand 
of me the said Nathaniel Glover, my Heirs and Assigns, &c. 

In Witness Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and seale this 
Fifteenth day of April, 1687. Nathaniel Glover, and a Seale. 

Signed, sealed and delivered in Presence of us, 
Richard Hall, 
John Breck. 

Certificate. 

These may Certify All Whom it may concern, that I Ebenezer Bil- 
lings do freely accept the above parcels of Land as they are described 
and bounded in the above-written Instrument under tlie hand and 
seale of Nathaniel Glover, in full of what I bought of John Glover 
his brother, Excepting what is there excepted. 

In Witness Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and Seal this 
Fifteenth day of April, 1GS7, The day of the date above-written. 
In presence of Ebenezer Billings. 

Joseph Hall, 

John Breck. 

In 1688, Nathaniel Glover, Sen., conjointly with his uncle John 
Glover, Sen., of Boston, acted as attorney in the leasing of Rev. 
Pelatiah Glover's one fourth part of Newbury farm to Ebenezer 
Billings for a term of years. 



NATHANIEL GLOVER. 181 

To all Christian People to ivhom these Presents may come: John 
Glover Senior, and Nathaniel Glover in his own Right, being fully 
empowered hy his Uncle Pelatiah Glover to act and do in all things 
concerning and about the division of the Newbury farm as if himself 
were present ; and Ebenezer Billings in his OAvn Right, all in his 
Majestie's Territory and Dominion of New England. Now know ye, 
that we John Glover Senior, and Nathaniel Glover for ourselves and 
Pelatiah Glover aforesaid, and Ebenezer Billings aforesaid in his Right 
and for himself (which was the Right of Ilabackuk Glover and pur- 
chased by him in 1681), have upon second thoughts and mature con- 
siderations, notwithstanding our former determination at our former 
division of said farm (which was to let all the old houses, barns and 
yard lye in common to all the said Proprietors), mutually and with 
one free and full consent joyntly agreed and fully determined to make 
a division of all the houses and lands not formerly divided at the 
Newbury farm aforesaid, and have by ourselves this Ninth day of 
April, in the fourth year of our Sovereign Lord King James the Sec- 
ond and in the Year of Our Lord 1688, made a full and tinal division 
of said Newbury farm to our mutual content and satisfaction, and by 
these presents have and do ratify and confirm against ourselves, our 
several heirs and successors of each other in the free and full, quiet 
and peaceable possession of our respective shares and just rights as 
now laid out, viz., to Ebenezer Billings in the full right of Ilabackuk 
Glover and John Glover Junior's share and right in said farm : We 
John Glover Senior, and Nathaniel Glover for himself and for his Un- 
cle Pelatiah aforesaid, do by this deed of division, give and grant, 
alien and confirm unto him the said Billings and to his heirs and as- 
signs forever, the great barn standing next said Billings's new house, 
with all the land square off" with the North end of said barn as it is now 
staked out, with convenient way through the yard before the old 
housing (houses) down to the Spring for man and beast, with free 
use of said Water, with egress and regress thereunto. The land is 
to extend from the North end of the said barn to the said Billings's 
own lot where his house stands ; together with all the privileges 
and appurtenances thereunto belonging, to have and to hold, use, 
occupy and enjoy forever. 

In consideration whereof, the said Ebenezer Billings doth give, 
grant, alien and confirm unto them the said John Glover Senior, and 
Nathaniel Glover, and to their heirs and Assigns, all his just Right, 
Title and Interest in and to all the other old Dwelling Houses, Barns, 
Yards, Back-yards, Trees, Fruit trees or others, with the land square 
to and with the North end of the Great Barn aforesaid, with liberty 
of a convenient way through the Yard at the East end of the orchard 
into the field or pasture. Together with all and singular the privi- 
leges and profits and appurtenances thereunto belonging. 

To have and to hold the above granted premises as above express- 
ed, with all the appurtenances, forever. And in witness whereof, 
the aforesaid premises and of our Joynt Consent therein and there- 
unto, we have joyntly set our hands and peaceably and with full 
consent possessed each other in his rightful and lawful possession, 
according to the true intent of this Instrument, on the 0th day of 
April, Anno Domini 1688. (Signed) John Gr.ovKi?, Sen. 

In presence of lis, Joshua Stone, Moses Nathaniel Glover, 

Belcher, Abigail Thompson. Ebenezer Billings. 

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182 MEMORIALS AND GENEALOGIES. 

August 17, 1692, Nathaniel Glover, Sen., with Daniel Preston^ 
"were appointed by his Excellency William Stoughton, to divide the 
estate of Timothy Tileston. The division was completed, and accept- 
ed August 20, 1698. 

July 21, 1696, his name occurs as a witness, with those of Ralph 
Stoughton and Samuel Toplilf, to the last will and testament of Ellis 
Wood, who married Miriam, the widow of his uncle John Smith, 
deceased. 

In 1697-8, Nathaniel Glover, Senior, of Dorchester, purchased a 
piece of land containing one acre and one quarter,, situated near 
Dorchester Meeting-House, on the road leading to Dorchester mill, 
of Elizabeth Cleverly, widow, and Executrix of his uncle John Glo- 
ver, deceased. (Seep. 159.) 

In 1699 Nathaniel Glover, Senior, with William Rawson, purchas- 
ed the one fourth part of Newbury farm which belonged to their 
uncle, the Rev. Pelatiah Glover, of Springfield. April, 11, 1700, they 
agreed to divide it in equal halves. The agreement was as follows : 

William Rawson and Nathaniel Glover agree to divide the One 
Fourth part of Newbury Farm which they bought of Pelatiah Glo- 
ver their Cousin, as follows : 

Whereas Pelatiah Glover, son and Executor of the last Will and 
Testament of Pelatiah Glover late of Springfield in the County of 
Hampshire and in the Province of Massachusetts Bay in New Eng- 
land, Clergyman, deceased, who was one of the sons of John Glover 
Esq. of Boston in the Province aforesaid, Esq., Dcc*^, by him duly exe- 
cuted, bearing date the Fourteenth day of February last past, before 
the date of these presents, did bargain, sell and convey unto William 
Eawson of Brantry in the Province aforesaid, Yeoman, and Nathaniel 
Glover of Dorchester in the said Province, Tanner, their heirs and 
assigns forever in equal halves. One quarter or Fourth part of a Cer- 
tain farm situate and lying in Dorchester aforesaid, being that quar- 
ter or fourth part thereof that was set forth upon division thereof to 
the said Deceased Pelatiah Glover; the whole of said farm being for- 
merly the before named John Glover's, and by him given to his four 
sons, whereof the deceased Pelatiah was one. 

Now these Presents Witness that the said William Rawson and 
Nathaniel Glover have and hereby do Covenant, grant and agree to 
and with each other that the said one fourth part of said farm shall 
be divided between them : and that each of them shall have and enjoy 
to him, his Heirs and Assigns forever in severalty, the several parcels 
of said farm hereafter mentioned as his share or dividend of the 
said fourth part thereof sold to them as aforesaid. (That is to say) 

That the said William Rawson for his divided or half part of the 
saiJ fourth part of said farm aforesaid shall have, hold and enjoy to him, 
his Ileirs and Assigns, forever in severalty. One Acre of I.hm! in the 



NATHANIEL GLOVER. 183 

Bay-field, so called, next to his the said Rawson's meadow. Also 
Thirty acres of land lying in the Rye-field, so called. Also One half 
the Meadow lying in the quarter part of the aforesaid farm, both for 
quantity and quality ; Also one half the Woodland belonging to said 
quarter part of said farm, lying in the Town of Milton ; Also one 
half the Orchard called Pelatiah's Orchard, and so much more of said 
Orchard as shall suit to the like quantity with one half of the Three 
Cornered piece of Land, so called, lying before the House. 

And that the said Nathaniel Glover, for his half part of the said 
fourth part of said farm aforesaid, shall have, hold and enjoy to him, 
his Heirs and Assigns forever in severalty. All the remainder of 
land in the Bay field, other than the One Acre allotted thereout to the 
said William Rawson as aforesaid ; All the Upland on the Neck of 
Land called Pine Neck ; Also all the Common land about and behind 
the House standing on the fourth part of the farm aforesaid. Together 
with all the said Rawson's Right and Interest in and to the said 
House. ^ Also One half the Meadow in said fourth part of the farm 
abovesaid, both for quantity and quality ; Also Half the Woodland 
belonging to said quarter part of said farm lying in the town of Mil- 
ton ; Also the Three Cornered piece of land so called, lying before 
the House ; And such part and so much of the Orchard aforesaid as 
shall remain when the part thereof allotted to the said William Raw- 
son shall be measured out to him. 

And further, the said William Rawson and Nathaniel Glover do here- 
by respectively Covenant, Grant and agree to and with each other, 
that within the space of Three months from the date hereof, they will 
reciprocally make, seal, duly execute and deliver articles of partition 
for said premises so divided as aforesaid, in due form, wherein the 
butts and bounds and certain quantities of the respective parcels of 
Land to them severally set forth as aforesaid shall be particularly men- 
tioned and expressed. 

In Witness Whereof, the said William Rawson and Nathaniel Glo- 
ver to these Presents have interchangeably set their hands and seals 
this Eleventh Day of April, 1700. William Rawsox. 

Signed, sealed and delivered in presence of 
James Addington and 
Edward Turfrey, Esqs, 
Roger Billings. 

A duplicate signed at the same time by Nathaniel Glover. 

An indenture was afterwards drawn on the fourth day of July, 
1 702, and the bounds more fully expressed. It was signed by both 
parties, in presence of Edward Turfrey and Roger Billings. 

In 1700, the 27th day of December — 

An, Indenture to divide three several lots of Woodland, in the Town- 
ship of Milton, between Nathaniel Glover, Senior of Dorchester, Tan- 
ner, and William Rawson and Roger Billings, Yeomen. Bounded as 
follows, viz. : The first lot, containing Eighty acres more or less, is 
Abutting on the South East on the boundary line of the Township of 



184 MEMORIALS AND GENEALOGIES. 

Brantrey ; South Westerly on the land of John Daniel and Saranel 
Miller ; North Westerly on the land of Capt. Tliomas Vose ; and 
North Easterly on land of Daniel Ilenshaw. The lot containing twen- 
ty acres also abutting- on the boundary line of the Township of Bran- 
trey South Easterly ; South Westerly on the land of John Wadsworth ; 
North Westerly on land of Thomas Swift ; and South Westerly on 
the land of Joseph Belcher. The third lot, containing Twenty Eight 
Acres more or less, also abutting on the boundary line of the Town 
of Brantrey South Easterly ; and on the land of Ezra Clapp South- 
westerly ; on the land of Ilenry Glover Jun. (lately' Capt. Thomas 
Vose's), North Westerly; and on land of Henry Glover, Senior, 
South Easterly. 

The said party's by and with the assistance of their Surveyor, 
Samuel Thaxter, mutually chosen for the said purpose, have divided 
the above three lots of Woodland into four equal parts, and have 
mutually guaranteed each unto the other their respective Rights as 
Shareholders, the said Nathaniel Glover by his inheritance, the said 
William Rawson in Right of his wife Anne Glover, and the said Roger 
Billings by purchase of another Right. Nathaniel Glover, 

William Rawson, 
Signed, sealed and deliveredin presence of Roger Billings, 

Samuel Gooking, 

Edward Turfrey. 

[The above appears never to have been recorded.] 

In 1706, Nathaniel Glover, Senior, purchased of William Rawson? 
his brother-in-law, a portion of Newbury farm called the Bay-field. 
Date of deed, July 20, 1706. Signed by William Rawson and Anne 
Rawson, in presence of Samuel Shepard and William Rawson, Jr. 

May 20, 1714, he sold to Edward Glover, of Milton, yeoman, a 
tract of wood-land in Milton, containing fourteen acres; bounded 
South on the parallel line of Braintree ; West by Roger Billings. 
Consideration, fifty pounds. Signed by Nathaniel Glover and Han- 
nah Glover, in presence of Roger Billings and Edward Turfrey. 

In 1715, Nathaniel Glover made a gift to the trustees of the New- 
South Church in Summer Street, Boston, towards the building of that 
house. The following is from the Church Records : 

" A Gift for the building of a Meeting House. 

" Voted, That the money received from Mr. Nathaniel Glover, ex- 
cept the charges arising thereon, viz., the balance, be given towards 
the erecting a Meeting House at the South end of Boston, whore the 
major part of the Proprietors shall bo concerned." 

In 1719, Nathaniel Glover, Sen., conveyed to his son Nathaniel 
several tracts of land in the Common and Undivided Lauds in Dor- 
chester New Grant. 



NATHANIEL GLOVER. 185 

Deed of Gift from Nathaniel Glover, Sen., to Nathaniel Glover, Jr., 
his eldest son. 

To All People unto whom this present Deed of Gift shall come, I Na- 
thaniel Glover of Dorchester, in the County of Suffolk, within the 
Province of the Massachusetts Bay in New England, Tanner, send 
Greeting. 

Know Ye : that I the said Nathaniel Glover, for and in considera- 
tion of the natural Love, good will and affection which I have and 
doe beare unto my Loving Son Nathaniel Glover of Dorchester afore- 
said, Tanner : As also for Divers other good Causes and considera- 
tions Me hereunto at this present time Especially moving, I the said 
Nathaniel Glover Have given, granted, alienated, enfeeoffed, assign- 
ed, conveyed and confirmed, and by these Presents for myself and my 
heirs. Doe fully, freely, clearly and absolutely, give, grant, alien, en- 
feoffe, assigne, convey and confirme unto my son the said Nathaniel 
Glover and to his heirs and assigns forever — 

All that my House Lott of Land scittuato, lying and being in Dor- 
chester aforesaid, containing by estimation Fifteen Acres, be the same 
more or less : being butted and bounded on the Easterl.y end upon 
the Sea or Salt Water ; on the Northerly side by land of Widow Pel- 
ton and Joseph Hall ; on the Westerly end upon the Highway lead- 
ing to Tilestone's Mill, standing upon Neponsett River ; and on the 
Southerly side by land of Mrs. Brick [Breck]. Also one other par- 
cel of land, containing by Estimation One Acre and one half of an 
Acre nigh unto the former parcel ; bounded Northerly and Easterly 
upon Mrs, Brick's Land ; Southerly upon the Land of the late Quar- 
ter Master Smith deceased ; and Westerly upon the aforesaid High- 
way. Also One Acre of Meadow lying adjourning to the above-men- 
tioned House lott, and bounded Easterly upon the Sea, Westerly 
upon a Highway leading along by the East end of the House, upon 
the aforesaid House Lott. 

Also Six Acres of Salt Marsh, called and known by the name of 
Smith's Marsh, lying without the ditch of, and by the Farm called 
Glover's Farm ; bounded North- West upon Neponsett River ; South- 
east upon the Land of Roger Billings, and upon land of Me the said 
Nathaniel Glover, Senior, Southerly. 

And also a Certain piece or parcel of Woodland, lying and scittuate 
in Dorchester aforesaid, containing by Estimation Thirty Six Acres 
and one half, bounded Easterly by Land of Goodwife Henshaw, and 
Northerly by Land of Widdow Smith, Southerly by land of Samuel 
Capon, and Westerly by Land of Samuel Capon, or however other- 
wise bounded ; Together with all and singular the Housing Edifices, 
buildings, Barns, Shedds and Fences standing thereon. Yards, Tan- 
Yards, Gardens, Orchards, Wayes, easements, timber-trees, woods 
and underwoods, profits, privileges, rights, conimodityes, heredita- 
ments, emoluments and appurtenances whatsoever, to the said given 
and granted Premises, and to every part and parcel thereof, belong- 
ing or in any wise appertaining, or therewith now or heretofore used, 
occupied or enjoyed, accepted, i*eputed, taken or known as part, par- 
cel or member thereof And the reversion and reversions, remainder 
and remainders, thereof. And also all the Estate, right, title and In- 
terest and Inheritance, Use, possession, property, claim and demand 
17* 



186 MEMORIALS AND GENEALOGIES. 

whatsoever, of Me the said Nathaniel Glover, Sen'', and ray heirs of, 
in, and to, the same and every part and parcel thereof. 

To Have and to HoUl all the above before mentioned, given, grant- 
ed and confirmed premises, with their and every of their Appurte- 
nances, unto my son the said Nathaniel Glover, Jun', his heirs and 
assigns forever. To his and their own sole and proper use, benefit and 
bchoofe from henceforth and forevermore, freely, peaceably and qui- 
etly, without any manner of reclaime, challenge or contradiction of 
Me the said Nathaniel Glover Sen', My heirs. Executors, Administra- 
tors or Assignes, or of any other person or persons whatsoever, by 
mine or any of our meanes, Title or procurement in any manner or 
wise, and without any accompt and reckoning or answer thereof to 
me or in my name to be given, rendered or done in time to come. Soe 
that Neither I the said Nathaniel Glover Sen^ My heirs. Executors, 
Administrators or Assignes, nor any other person or persons whatso- 
ever by me, for me, or in any of Our Names, or in the name, right 
and stead of any of Us, at any time or times hereafter, shall or may 
aske or claime, challenge or demand in or to the Premises, or any 
part or parcel thereof, any P]state, Title, Interest or possession. But 
from All Action of Right, Title, Claime, Interest, Use, possession and 
demand thereof, I Myself and every of Us, to be utterly excluded 
and forever debarred by these presents. 

And furthermore, I the said Nathaniel Glover Sen'', and my heirs. 
Executors and Administrators, the above given and granted Premises 
with the appurtenances, and every part and parcel thereof, unto the 
said Nathaniel Glover, Jun, my son, his heirs and Assignes, against 
the Lawful Claimes and demands of all persons and every person 
whomsoever, shall and will Warrant, Uphold and forever defend bj- 
these Presents. 

And furthermore that I the said Nathaniel Glover Sen'', upon the 
consideration aforesaid, Have and hereby doe fully and absolutely 
give, grant and confirm unto my said Son Nathaniel Glover Jun. and 
to his heirs, Executors, Administrators and Assignes, to his and their 
own and sole and proper use, benefitt and behoofe forever, All my 
stock of Leather of every sort and kind, lying and being or belonging 
to my pitts of the aforesaid Tanyard, with all my Barks and Utensils 
and Tools belonging to the Tanners' Trade, in and about the said 
Yard. 

In Witness whereof, I the said Nathaniel Glover Sen^ and Hannah 
my wife In token of her free consent to these Presents and full relin- 
quishment of all Right of Dower and Thirds to be by her Claimed or 
had of, in, to, and out of, the above given and granted Premises, 
have hereunto sett our hands and scales this Twenty fifth day of De- 
cember, Anno Dom. One Thousand Seven Hundred. 

Nathaniell Glover, and Scale, 
Hannah Glover. 

Signed, sealed and delivered by the said Nathaniel 
Glover, Sen'', in Presence of Us, 
Richard Hubbard, 
Eliezer Moody, Scr. 



NATHANIEL GLOVER. 187 

Suffolk ss. Boston, 26 December, 1700. The above named Nathan- 
iel Glover personally appearing before me the Subscriber, one of his 
Majesty's Justices of the Peace in the said County, acknowledged 
this Instrument to be his voluntary Act and deed. 

Jeremiah Dummer. 

Hannah Glover Signed, Sealed and Delivered 
this Instrument as her act and deed, the 18th of 
January, 1700-1, in the presence of us, 

Edward Webb, 

Jonathan Dixwell. 

Suffolk ss. Hannah Glover acknowledged the above Instrument 
to be her act and deed Voluntarily, the 18 day of January, 1700-1, 
in the presence of me, Jeremiah Dummer, Jusl. of the Peace. 

Boston, May 5, 1702. Entered and Recorded with the Records of 
Deeds for the County of Suffolk, Liber 21, folio 8-9. 

By Addington Davenport, Registrar. 

In 1718 Nathaniel Glover, Sen., purchased of John and Moses 
Billings a piece of land containing eight acres and one quarter. The 
deed was signed the 2d of May, and was witnessed by John Mills 
and Gregory Belcher. 

The above appears to be his last purchase of land. He disposed 
of all his estates by deeds of gift to his children, and died intestate. 

November 20, 1723, he made or executed a deed of gift to his 
three daughters, viz., Hannah, Mary and Elizabeth Glover, and con- 
firmed unto them several pieces of land in equal proportions, viz., 
twenty-six acres of upland, salt marsh on the south side of Pine 
Neck, and four acres bounded by Horse Hammocks. This deed was 
witnessed by Thomas Glover and David Rawson. 

Deed of Gift 

From Nathaniel Glover, Sen., to Thomas Glover and Hannah Glover 
of Dorchester, of the portion which was to come to him in the final 
settlement and distribution of the estate of his uncle John Glover. 

To all People before whom these Presents may come. Know Ye, 
That I Nathaniel Glover Senior of Dorchester, in the County of Suf- 
folk and in the Province of Massachusetts Bay in New England, Yeo- 
man, send Greeting: 

That I the said Nathaniel Glover, for and in consideration of the 
Love and Affection that I have and do bear towards my well beloved 
son Thomas Glover, Gentleman, And my daughter Hannah Glover, 
Spinster, both of Dorchester aforesaid. Have given, granted, con- 
veyed and confirmed, and do by these Presents fully, freely, clearly 
and absolutely give, grant, convey, and confirm unto them the said 
Thomas Glover and Hannah Glover in equal proportions, All my 



188 MEMORIALS AND GENEALOGIES. 

Share, Higlit, Title and Interest in and to a Certain House and Land 
in Boston belonj^ing to my Uncle John Glover Deceased. And all the 
Estate, Right, Title, Interest and Inheritance, Property, Possession, 
Reversion, Claim or Demand whatsoever, to the said John Glover's 
Estate which shall or may come to my Share. 

To Have and to Hold the above mentioned Premises, with all the 
Privileges and Appurtenances belonging to them, to the said Thomas 
Glover and Hannah Glover their Heirs and Assigns Forever, as their 
own proper Estate in fee simple, and to their own proper uses and 
behoofe forever. 

And I the said Nathaniel Glover do hereby Covenant, Promise, 
bind and oblige myself, my Heirs, Executors and Administrators, 
from henceforth and forever to Warrant and defend all the above- 
mentioned Premises, with the privileges and appurtenances there- 
of, unto the said Thomas Glover and Hannah Glover, their 
Heirs and Assigns, against the lawful Claims and Demands of all per- 
sons Whomsoever claiming any Right, Title or Interest in or to the 
Premises or any part thereof, by, from, or under Me. 

And in witness whereof, I the said Nathaniel Glover have hereunto 
set my Hand and Scale this 7"" day of November, 1723 ; And in the 
Tenth year of his Majesty's Reign King George the Second. 

Nathaniel Glover, and a Scale. 

Signed, sealed and delivered in presence of us, 
Mary Glover, 
Elizabeth Glover. 

Sufolk ss. Boston, July 17, 1724. At a Court of General Sessions 
of the Peace sitting in Boston within and for the County of Suffolk 
Aforesaid, on the 17th day of July, 1724, the above named Mary Glo- 
ver and Elizabeth Glover personally appeared before the Court and 
made oath that they saw the above-named Nathaniel Glover Sign, 
Seal and Deliver the Above Written Instrument as his free Act and 
Deed, And that they subscribed their names as Witnesses to the 
Execution thereof at the same time. 

Attest : John Ballantine, Register. 

Boston, July 17, 1724. Received, Entered and Recorded with the 
Records of Deeds for Suffolk County, Lib. 37, fol. 265. 
Brought by Capt. Thomas Smith. 



Deed of Gift from Nathaniel Glover, Senior, to his fVcll-bclovcd Son 
John Glover. 

Suff. ss. Liber 62, fol. 181. 

To All People unto ivhoni this present Deed of Gift shall come. I 
Nathanial Glover of Dorchester, in the County of Suffolk and in the 
Province of Massachusetts Bay in New England, Yeoman, send Greet- 
ing : Know Ye, that I the said Nathaniel Glover, for and in con- 
sideration of the Parental Love and affection which I have and do 
bear unto my Well beloved son John Glover of Dorchester aforesaid. 
Husbandman, and for sundry other good causes and Consideiations 
me hereunto moving, I the said Nathaniel Glover Sen"' have given, 



NATHANIEL GLOVER. 189 

granted, aliened, enfeoffed and assigned, conveyed and confirmed, 
and by these Presents for nij'self and my heirs, Doe fully, freely, 
clearly and absolutely give, grant, alien, enfeoffe, assign, convey and 
confirm unto my beloved son the said John Glover, and to his heirs 
and Assigns forever, Certain Part and Parcels of Land situate and 
lying partly in Dorchester and partly in Braintree, as follows, viz. : 

One Piece containing Seven or Eight Acres, with Rye-field, with a 
Dwelling House and Barn thereon. One parcel of Land containing 
Thirty-Three Acres, which I bought of Edward Rawson. Also a piece 
or parcel of Land called Pine Neck, being about Twenty Acres, with 
a piece of Meadow called Damm Meadow, containing Sixteen Acres ; 
and One Acre of Salt Marsh Lying below the said Damm Meadow, 
which distinct parcels that joyn together, the Whole being bounded 
as follows, viz. : 

Easterly on land of David Rawson ; Westerly partly on a Marsh 
and partly on a Creek ; Northerly on Horse Hammocks, so called, on 
a way leading to Pine Neck and on a Swamp called Ryefield Swamp ; 
and Southerl}'^ partly on Land belonging to Ebenezer Hinckley's Heirs, 
and partly on a Marsh called Sagamore Marsh. 

To Have and to Hold unto him the said John Glover my Well be- 
loved and loving son, with all the privileges and appurtenances, the 
above granted premises, and to his Heirs and Assigns Forever. 

In Witness whereof, I the said Nathaniel Glover, with Hannah my 
Wife in token of her full consent and in full relinquishment of all her 
Right of Dower and Power of Thirds, have hereunto set our hands 
and Scales this Twenty -fifth day of November, 1723. 

Nathaniel Glover, 
Hannah Glover. 

Signed, sealed and delivered in presence of us, 
Thomas Glover, 
Hannah Glover. 

Received, Entered and Recorded with the Records of Deeds, 1141. 



Deed of G'lft from Nathaniel Glover, Senior, to his Well-hcloved Son 
Thomas Glover. 

To All People before whom this Present Deed of Gift shall come — 
Nathaniel Glover Sen', of Dorchester in the County of Suffolk withia 
the Province of Massachusetts Bay in New England, Yeoman, send- 
etli Greeting : Know Yee, That I the said Nathaniel Glover Sen', 
for and in consideration of the Parental Love and affection which I 
have and do bear towards my Well beloved son Thomas Glover of 
the same Dorchester, Husbandman, as also for divers other good and 
Valuable Considerations me hereunto moving. Do by these Presents 
convey and confirm freely, clearly and absolutely — give, grant, alieno, 
enfeoffe, assigne, convey and confirme the same unto my loving son, 
the aforesaid Thomas Glover, and to his heirs and Assigns forever; 
And with Hannah my Wife, she thereunto consenting. 

All my now Dwelling House, Barn, Corn-Barn and other buildings, 
with the land on which they stand and adjoining thereto, situate ia 



190 MEMORIALS AND GENEALOGIES. 

Dorchester aforesaid near the House of Capt° John BilHngs, containing 
about Two Acres. Bounded Eastwardly and Northerly on Capt" John 
Billings his Salt Marsh, South on his upland, and West on the Way 
leading to the Spring. Also My Orchard and Garden ; Bounded East 
and West on Capt" Billings's Orchard, and North and South on his 
other Lands. Also One Piece of Land called the Bay Field, containing 
Fifty Two Acres ; Bounded East on the Sea or Salt- Water, West on 
the Highway, North on Land of Capt° Billings aforesaid, and South on 
the Lands of David Rawson. Also one Pieceof Salt Marsh called Squan- 
tum Marsh, containing Six Acres ; Bounded East by John Hersey's 
Marsh, West on Marsh belonging to John Tolman, North on Salt 
Marsh belonging to Ralph Pope and on a Creek, South on the afore- 
said John Hersey and Stephen French their Salt Marsh. Also Four 
Acres of Salt Marsh lying on the North side of Horse Hammocks, 
Bounded East and South on the said Hammocks, and West on Ne- 
ponset River, and North on Land of Nathaniel Glover Jun'' partly, and 
partly by a Creek and Ditch, all lying in Dorchester aforesaid ; or 
howsoever otherwise Bounded or reputed to be bounded as the afore- 
said parcels may be ; Together with a Way to the said Four Acres, 
where I usually go to it, through Damm Meadow, with all such other 
Rights, Liberties, Immunities, Profits, Privileges, Commodities, emol- 
uments and Appurtenances, as to each and every of the said Parcels 
of Land as above described and bounded in any way or kind apper- 
taining. And all the Estate, Right, Title, Interest and Inheritance, 
Claim or Demand Whatsoever of Me the said Nathaniel Glover, of, in 
and to, each and every of the above-mentioned Premises and their 
Appurtenances thereof. To Have and to Hold unto him the said 
Thomas Glover my Well-beloved and Loving son, with all the privi- 
leges and appurtenances, the above granted Premises, and to his Heirs 
and Assigns Forever. 

In Witness whereof, I the said Nathaniel Glover Senior, with Han- 
nah my Wife, in token of her full consent and in full relinquishment 
of all her Right of Dower and Power of Thirds, have hereunto set our 
hands and Scales this 20"' day of November, 1723, and in the Tenth 
Year of His Majesty's Reign King George the Second. 

Nathaniel Glover, 
Hannah Glover. 

Signed, sealed and delivered in presence of us, 
David Rawson, 
Hannah Glover (jr.) 

Suffolk ss. November 24, 1123. The above-named Nathaniel Glo- 
ver personally appearing, acknowledged this Instrument to be his free 
Act and Deed, before Me, Elijah Danfortii, Just, of the Peace. 

Received, Entered and Recorded with the Records of Deeds for 
Sufiblk County, Feb. 25, 1723-4. Lib. 37, fol. 171. 

Dcjiositkms 

Of Henry Leadbotter and Elizabeth Weeks, taken at Dorchester, 
January 13"', 1718, in relation to the heirship of Nathaniel Glover 
Senior. 



NATHANIEL GLOVER. 191 

■ We Henry Leadbetter of Dorchester in New England, aged Eighty- 
Six Years, and Elizabeth Weeks of said Dorchester, aged Eighty Five 
Years, do testify and say that in the year 1648 we both of us lived 
with Mr. John Glover of Dorchester aforesaid, who was afterwards a 
Magistrate, and continued with him during his life. 

And we do further testify that the said Mr. John Glover, who upon 
the Kecords of the said Town of Dorchester is called " Mr. Glover," 
was one of the first or Original Proprietors of said Town. 

And we do further testify and say, that the said Mr. John Glover 
left his son Nathaniel Glover in the possession of his House and 
Homestead in said town of Dorchester, The which House and Home- 
stead was afterwards possessed by Nathaniel Glover Sen"^, now liv- 
ing, who was the reputed son and heir to Mr. Nathaniel Glover afore- 
said deceased, and Grandson to Mr. John Glover the Original Proprie- 
tor in said Town of Dorchester. 

Henry [ L] Leadbetter. 

his mark. 

Elizabeth [ O ] Weeks. 

her mark. 

The above-named Henry Leadbetter and Elizabeth Weeks person- 
ally appeared before Us the subscribers, and made oath to the truth 
of the above-written deposition in perpetual Memoriam. 

Penn Townsend, ) Justices of the 
Timothy Clarke, j Peace. 
(Endorsed January 13, 1718) 
Recorded with the Records of Deeds 
for the County of Sufiblk, Lib. 38, 
fol. 186. 

The above depositions were taken when it became necessary to 
determine who were the heirs of Mr. John Glover, in order to make 
a division of his Common and Undivided lands. 

Towards the close of his life, Nathaniel Glover, Senior, was 
brought into an unpleasant controversy with the proprietors of Dor- 
chester New Grant about the Common and Undivided Lands, which 
embarrassed and annoyed him. He was a shareholder of these 
lands in the right of his grandfather, and in his own right he was 
entitled to one half of the quantity of land as set out to Mr. Glover 
in every single division of the proprietor's lands, as stated in the 
first apportionment. It appears that in 1713 these lands were sur- 
veyed, new proprietors admitted, and a new apportionment made, 
which was so disproportionate to the grants made by the original 
proprietors, that it caused much dissatisfaction among the sharehold- 
ers, and they continued to keep possession in some places according 
to the original apportionment. The controversy commenced in the 
year 1718-19, by a petition for a partition of land in the possession 



192 MEMORIALS AND GENEALOGIES. 

of Glovers, to which the petitioners claimed a right in common with 
them in a tract containing eight hundred and eight acres, lying in the 
township of Dorchester New Grant. It was brought by Ralph Pope 
of Dorchester, Sherebiah Butt of Boston, Samuel Butt of Canter- 
bury, Ct., Benjamin Billings of Dorchester, and Thomas Maudsley, 
administrator on the estate of Samuel Rigbee, against Nathaniel 
Glover, Sen., and Nathaniel Glover, Jr., as a suit for partition. 
Judgment was rendered in the Inferior Court in favor of the peti- 
tioners, and the Glovers appealed to the Superior Court, selecting 
for their counsel the most able men of the time — Robert Auchrauty 
and R. Buckminster, Esqrs. — whose abilit}', superior judgment and 
knowledge of the English law were unsurpassed. The appellees also 
employed eminent counsel. The Glovers appeared and entered a 
Plea of Rights in their own names, and the case was committed to 
a jury who returned for their verdict a reversion of the former 
judgment of the Inferior Court, and decided that the Glovers should 
receive, out of the twenty-five divisions, five hundred acres instead of 
the two hundred which were granted at the Inferior Court, or three 
hundred pounds in money and costs of court. The Glovers were 
still dissatisfied, as were also their counsel. 

The following documents, from original papers, give some account 
of the controversy and the issue, commencing in 1719 and terminat- 
ing in 1725, Nathaniel Glover, Sen., had passed to his rest, and the 
case was continued by Nathaniel Glover, Jr., Avho was also himself a 
proprietor in his own right and in the right of his father. Other 
proprietors also, in other names, were dissatisfied with their appor- 
tionments by the new proprietors, and on being sued for partition, 
defended their claims, and consequently the controversy was pro- 
longed to the period above stated. 

Depositions were taken from tlie following persons : Henry Lead- 
better and Elizabeth Weeks, January 13, 1718; and from John Black- 
man and John Blackman, Jr., on March 18th, 1719, after the trial 
and decision of the Inferior Court. 

Suit for Farthlon. 

Suffolk ss. George, by the Grace of God, of Great Britain, France 
and Ireland, Xing, Defender of the Faith, &c. 

To Natlianiol Glover Sen"', Yeoman, and Nathaniel Glover, Tanner, 
both of Dorchester in Our said County of Suffolk, as they are Pro- 
prietors of Dorchester aforesaid, Greeting: 



NATHANIEL GLOVER. 193 

We command you, that you Appear at Our next Inferior Court of 
Common Pleas to be Holden at Boston within and for Our County 
of Suffolk aforesaid, on the First Tuesday of April next ensuing. 
Then and there to Answer to Ralph Pope of Dorchester aforesaid ; 
Sherebiah Butt of Boston aforesaid ; Goodman Samuel Butt of the 
Town of Canterbury in the County of New London in the Colony of 
Connecticut, Husbandman; Benjamin Billings of Dorchester aforesaid, 
Husbandman ; and Thomas Maudsle}^ of Dorchester aforesaid, yeoman, 
as he is Administrator to the Estate of Samuel Rigbee aforesaid of 
Dorchester, Cordwainer, Dec''. In a Plea of Partition, for that the 
Plaintiffs and you the Defendants, together and undivided hold and 
enjoy in Common, A Certain Tract or Parcel of Land Containing Eight 
Hundred and Seventy Eight Acres Lying in the Township of Dorches- 
ter aforesaid, being called Dorchester New Grant in the County 
Aforesaid. 

For that Whereas, by a Meeting of the Proprietors of Dorchester 
aforesaid, the said Tract was heretofore divided in several Letts and 
Ranges : and the Twentj^ First and Twenty Second Letts containing 
part of the Sixth and all of the Seventh and part of the Eighth Range 
falling to the place of the Plaintiffs, as by a certain plan may appear, 
according to their several shares and numbers therein mentioned. 
And the Plaintiffs say that you ought to come to a Division with 
them of the said Lotts, so that they may lay out their shares and 
Division thereof in severalty, and may be at Liberty to Improve the 
same. 

Yet you the defendants, though often requested to make Partition 
of the same according to the forme of the Statute in snch Cases made 
and Provided, Do deny and refuse to permit or suffer the same to be 
done, contrary to the forme of the Statutes Aforesaid. 

Whereupon the Plaintiffs say they are made Worse, and have sus- 
tained Damage, as they say, Three Hundred Pounds. 

Which Plea the said Ralph Pope, Sherebiah Bntt, Samuel Butt, 
Benjamin Billings, and Thomas Maudsley, Adm'', &c., have commenced 
against you, to be heard and Tryed at the said Court ; And your 
Goods or Estate are attached to the Value of Three Hundred Pounds, 
being for Security to satisfy Judgment, which the said Ralph Pope, 
She)-el)iah Butt, Samuel Butt, Benjamin Billings, and Thomas Mauds- 
ley (Admin"'), may I'ecover on the Aforesaid Tryal. Fail not of your 
Appearance at 3^our Peril. 

Witness, Penn Townsend, Esq., at Boston, the Twenty First day of 
March, in the Sixth year of our Reign, Annoque Dom" 1719. 

John Ballantine, Clerk. 



Suffolk .ss. October 20, 1718. 

Glovers against Allen — II en sons for Ajipcal. 

Nathaniel Glover, Senior, and \ Of Dorchester in New England, 
Nathaniel Glover, Junior, ) Appealants. 

To the Honorable His Majesty's Judge of the Supreme Court of 
Judicature, to be holden at Boston within and for the County of Suf- 
folk, on the first Tuesday in November, Anno Dom" 1718. 
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194 MEMORIALS AND GENEALOGIES. 

The Appealants Reasons of Appeal from the Judgement of an Inferior 

Court of Common Pleas, holden at Boston on the First Tuesday io 

October, 1718. 

The Action was a Plea of Partition brought by the Appellees then 
Plaintiffs against the Appealants for not dividing a certain Tract or 
Parcel of Land containing Seven Hundred Acres, as described in the 
Writ, to which for Issue the said Appealants pleaded " Not Guilty." 
Nothing held in Common with them. 

Thereupon the Cause was committed to the Jury, who find for the 
Plaintiffs the Partition sued for, and costs of suit and Judgment 
Accordingly. AVhich Judgment is wrong, erroneous, and ought to 
be reversed : for the Reasons following. 

That Judgment ouglit to have been for the Defendants (now Appeal- 
ants). The Costs of Court. 

For that the Defendants upon tryal disclaimed holding any part 
of the said Premises in Common with the Appellees. Therefore 
upon such disclaiming it is held to be absurd that they should be com- 
pelled to make Partition or Division before the Appellees, by Trespass 
of Ejectment, hath Established a Right in Common with the Now 
Appealants. The Title whereby the Appellees pretend to hold in 
Common with the Appealants is by a Vote of the Proprietors of Dor- 
chester, dated September, 1713. At which time the said Proprietors 
took upon themselves to make Divisions of the Common and Undivided 
Lands of the Town, and stated proportions contrary to Justice, as 
by the Original Records of the Town iipon Trial will appear. 

Therefore the said Votes and Divisions should be made void and of 
none effect, and the Appellees' Title consequently illegal. 

But admitting the Appellees have a controverted Title to a Division 
in the Premises ; surely that matter must be first tryed before they 
can be admitted to a Partition, because in Partition the Law pre- 
sumes the Title is not disputed, but admitted by the Defendants, 
which Title the Appealants in this Case doth not admit. 

Therefore the Appellees must by Judgment of Court establish their 
Title before they can bring Partition. 4thly, The said Proprietors 
took upon themselves to divide and distribute Lands that we're by for- 
mer Votes of the Town of Dorchester appropriated ; and the Appeal- 
ants having a particular stated interest therein, the same cannot be 
restrained and Lessened but by a Jury of Twelve Men. For no man's 
Property can by law be taken from him but by a Judicial Trial, and 
cannot be Voted away by a Convention of Men. 

Whereupon, for all which Reasons offered upon Tryal, the Appeal- 
ants doubt not but your Honors, the Gentlemen of the Jury, will see 
sufficient Cause to reverse the former Judgment and give your Ap- 
pealants Costs of Court. R. AvcmiVTY, for Appmlants. 

Nathaniel Glover, Senior, ) ,„ , ,, a i, 

Nathaniel Glover, Junior! } ""■ "^""^ ^"'^ °^^^'''' "^PP'^^'"'- 

Appealants. 

Filed in the Office of the Supreme Judicial Court, Oct*. 20, 1718. 
Attest : John Ballantine, Clerk, 
A True Copy, Examined. 



NATHANIEL GLOVER. 196 

Statement of Judge AucJimuty hi the Case of Glovers vs. Dorchester 
Frop'ietors. 

Nathaniel Glover Sen^ of Dorchester, within the County of Suffolk 
and in the Province of Massachusetts Bay in New England, Yeoman ; 
and Nathaniel Glover Junior, of the same Town and County aforesaid, 
Tanner. Being one of the Proprietors of the Undivided Lands in the 
Township of Dorchester aforesaid. Appealed from the Judgment of 
the Inferior Court begun and holden at Boston the first Tuesday of 
March, 1718-19, wherein the Appealant was Plaintiff and the Appellees 
Defendants in a Plea of a Case, viz. : Whereas, the said Proprietors 
in the Year of Our Lord 1636, 1637 and 1638, stated the Propriety and 
did order that the Lands within the Township of Dorchester afore- 
said, should be divided in such proportions as follows, viz. : 

That Mr. Glover of Dorchester aforesaid. Deceased, One of the 
Original Proprietors of the aforesaid Dorchester Lands, under whom 
the Plaintiffs claim as true and Lawful Heirs, Should have Thirty-Six 
Acres, Two Quarters and Twenty-Five Rods of Land out of every 
single division aforesaid. 

Now the Plaintiffs in fact saith that Whereas the said Proprietors 
have laid out Twenty-Five Divisions of Land so called, beyond the 
Blew Hills in Dorchester New Grant (so called), as in Court shall 
fully appear, in which said Divisions the Plaintiff saith there should be 
laid out to him Nathaniel Glover Senior, son of Mr. Nathaniel Glover 
of Dorchester Deceased (in 1657), and Grandson to the Honorable 
John Glover, alias " Mr. Glover of Dorchester," Deceased 11 (12) 1653, 
the number of Thirty-Six, Acres, Two Quarters and Twenty-Five Rods 
of Land in each Division of the aforesaid Twenty-Five Divisions of 
Land, which will amount to Nine Hundred and Sixteen Acres in the 
Right aforesaid. 

Yet Notwithstanding the Proprietors aforesaid have allowed or laid 
out but Eight Acres in every single Division, which amounts to but Two 
Hundred Acres in the Twenty-Five Divisions aforesaid, and which is 
Seven Hundred and Sixteen Acres and One Quarter less than his due 
Proportion. To the damage of the said Nathaniel Glover Sen'', of 
(£1000) One Thousand Pounds. 

At which Inferior Court Judgment was rendered for Nathaniel Glo- 
ver Senior, and the Plaintiffs to recover against the Now Appellees 
the sum of Seventy One Pounds, Twelve Shillings in money, damage 
and Costs of Court. 

Both Parties appeared, the which Judgment, Reasons of Appeal, and 
all things touching the same, being fully hoard; the Case was com- 
mitted to the Jury, who returned their Verdict upon Oath — 1st, That 
they find for the Plaintiffs a Reversion of the former Judgment of the 
[Inferior Court.] 

Also Five Hundred Acres of Land in the Twenty-Five Divisions of 
Land, over and above the Two Hundred Acres which he now pos- 
sesses ; or, as an equivalent (,£300) Three Hundred Pounds in Money 
and Costs of Court ; and that it therefore be considered that the Judg- 
ment of the Inferior Court be reversed at his Majesty's Superior 
Court, begun and Holden at Boston in the County of Suffolk on the 
first Tuesday, 1719. Robert Auchmuty, 

R. BucKMiNSTER, for Plaintiffs, 

vs. Dorchester Proprietors. 



19.6 MEMORIALS AND GENEALOGIES. 

Plea of Nathaniel Glover, Senior, and Nathaniel Glover, Junior, for a 
just Division of the Common and Undivided Lands. 

We the Proprietors of the Common and Undivided Lands in Dor- 
chester New Grant, send Greeting : Know ye, That a rnle of pro- 
portion was made to Four Hundred and Eig'hty Proprietors on the 
9th of May, One Thousand Six Hundred and Thirty Seven, and every 
Inhabitant then Incumbent in that Town had each man his proportion 
made according to the Rule, a list whereof has been preserved to this 
day. And an Order made the 16th of January, 1637, that all the land 
within Dorchester (Common and Undivided Lands) shall be divided 
according to said Rule, &c. The records of which in Court will 
appear. 

And the Law relating to said Lands stated each man's proportion 
in each Division. And the law also gives the Proprietors a power to 
order, improve and divide said lands ; But does not give a power to 
state a new proportion thereby to cut off the former, being orderly and 
regularly made as aforesaid. Yet notwithstanding some persons 
privatel3% in the year 1713, took it upon themselves to make out a 
List of Proprietors as they are called, with a new proportion, and 
thereby cut off the former stated Proprietors. And ihoy, being so 
great and so numerous when come together, that they can-ied all be- 
fore them like a flood. And they got them a Book and entered there- 
in the names of their new Proprietors. And for the support thereof 
a AVarrant was obtained from Chief Justice Lynde for a Proprietors' 
Meeting. And a Meeting was accordingly called. Edmund Quinsy 
was chosen Moderator, and Samuel Paul (as he calls himself) Proprie- 
tor's Clerk. And now they suppese themselves to be strong and un- 
movable, and empowered to act for the former Proprietors. But they 
had no particulars inserted in their Warrant to appoint any other way 
for the calling of Meetings. And the Law says nothing shall be act- 
ed at a Proprietor's Meeting but what is inserted in the Warrant of 
the Chief Justice. And these Proprietors met by the said Warrant 
and adjourned their Meeting, and no Moderater appearing, nor a new 
one being chosen, the Warrant was dissolved, and the whole pretend- 
ed Proprietors dropped with it, having nothing else to support it ; and 
there being now no Warrant subsisting, and therefore no other Law- 
ful Proprietors, it was thought needful and Lawful by Six of the Pro- 
prietors to go to a Justice for a Warrant for a Proprietors' meeting, 
for the purpose of i-eviving and bringing to life the Original Proprie- 
tors who had been cut oflf, wronged and excluded by the aforesaid 
new Usurpers. 

But the New Proprietors being now somewhat afraid of such a 
movement, they had proposed that so many of the Justices sliould 
decide the case, and that there was a Warrant subsisting, which was 
false. We were obliged to travel near Seventy miles to procure from 
Mr. Justice Chandler a Warrant according to law for a Proprietors' 
Meeting, in order to recover and maintain the Ancient Rights of the 
Original Proprietors of the Town of Dorchester as aforesaid in 1713. 
And a Proprietors' meeting of the Original and lawful Proprietors was 
in December, 1719, called by virtue of a Warrant from Justice Chand- 
ler, and as many as met accordingly chose Mr. Brewer Moderator, 



NATHANIEL GLOVER. 197 

and Preserved Capen was chosen Clerk, and another way appointed 
to call Proprietors' Meetings for the future, agreeably to the law as 
we consider it.* (Signed) Nathaniel Glover, Senior, 

Nathaniel Glover, Junior. 

Deposition 

Of John Blackman and John Blackman, Junior, in the case between 
Dorchester Proprietors and Nathaniel Glover, Senior. 

Dorchester, March 18, 1719. John Blackman Senior, and John 
Blackman Junior, in the house of John Blackman, testifieth and saith 
that on the fifth day of February last past, We the deponents did hear 
Increase Robinson, of Taunton, in the County of Bristol say, that in 
the Case between Dorchester Proprietors and Nathaniel Glover, he 
did not fear that the Glovers would get the case if they could have 
justice done them, but Col. Townsend had taken a false oath and 
was not fit for a Jury. 

Sworn April 5, 1720, and signed John Blackman, 

John Blackman, Jun. 
Attest : 
John Ballantine, 

The name of Nathaniel Glover, Sen., does not appear in these 
transactions after this date, and the further progress and issue of the 

* The notification for the calling of the meeting, as copied from Vol. 1, page 13, of Dor- 
chester Records, is as follows : " A Notification to the Original Proprietors of the Common 
and Undivided Lands within the Township of Dorchester in the Countj' of Snft'olk, to meet 
on the 21 December, 1719, to consider and ti-ansact affau-s hereafter mentioned. 

" 1st, To choose a Moderator. 

" 2d, To choose a Clerk. 

" 3d, To choose a Committee to sue any person or persons illegally possessed of any lands 
in said Dorchester, beyond the Blew Hills, called the New Grant. 

" 4th, To appoint some other way for calling a meeting for the future, by virtue of a War- 
rant. [Decetnber 4, 1719.] " 

Dorchester, December 21, 1719. " At a meeting of the Original Proprietors or their legal 
representatives, of Dorchester, at the Mecting-Housc, on the aforesaid day, Legally Warned 
by virtue of a Wan-ant from Mr. John Chandler, &c. The same day Preserved Capen was 
chosen Clerk for the Proprietors ; and Nathaniel Brewer, Timothy Tilestone, Joseph Hall, 
Nathaniel Glover, Junior, and Preserved Capen, were chosen to be a Committee to call meet- 
ings for the future." 

The above Committee proceeded to act, and to carry out the laws and rules laid down by 
the Original Proprietors, as had been given and recorded at stated times since the first action 
and recognition of their claims by the Joint Stock Company, viz. : in 1636, 1637, 1638, meet- 
ings were held and agreements were made as to rights of propriety and modes of division. 
In 1651, the 1 (10), another meeting was held and apportionments made in the Three Divi- 
sions, which did not extend to Dorchester New Grant. The 1 (14) 1663-4, William Stough- 
ton, Esq., at a meeting of the Proprietors, brought in a return list of the rights of the Pro- 
prietors under his own hand, as copied from his father's book, attested l)y Edward Rawson. 
In 1667, 1681, 1697, and 1698, the Proprietors had met, and their proceedings were on record. 
The Committee of 1719, above chosen, based their course of action on the transactions and 
agi-eements of thek predecessors, and continued to call their meetings by virtue of a 
Warrant. 

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198 MEMORIALS AND GENEALOGIES. 

controvers_y, wliich was prolonged until about six years after, will 
appear in the history of his eldest sou, Nathaniel Glover, Jr. 

(2) JOHN GLOVER, seeond son of Nathaniel and Mary 
(Smith) Glover, was born in Dorchester, 15 (12) 1654, and baptized 
18 (12) 1654, by Rev. Richard Mather, when three days old. He 
died August 26th, 1690, in his 36th year, and was buried in the an- 
cient burial yard, on the westerly side. He has a grave-stone. 

In 1660, at the age of six years, his mother was married to Gov. 
Thomas Hinckley and removed to Barnstable, and he was placed 
under the guardianship of his uncle Mr. Habackuk Glover, and went 
to reside with his grandmother, Mrs. Anna Glover, of Boston, where 
he attended school until of a suitable age to acquire a trade. In 1668, 
or about that time, when at the age of fourteen years, Antony Check- 
ley, Esq., of Boston, was appointed to be his guardian in the place 
of his uncle Habackuk Glover. He learned the cooper's trade; 
but to whom he was apprenticed is not known. In all land trans- 
actions or transfers he is designated by his trade, as " John Glover, 
cooper," to distinguish him from his uncle John, who was " John 
Glover, Gentleman," or " merchant." He was twice married : first, at 

the age of about eighteen years, in 1672, to Mary ,* who died 

in Dorchester, April 30, 1687, and is buried there. It is supposed 
there were more children by this marriage than the one given below, 
but they have not been identified or become known in this branch 
of the family. The unfortunate circumstances which seem to be 
connected with the life of John Glover (cooper), from the time of 
his early marriage to the close of his short life ; his disposal of his 
birthright and estate of inheritance ; his protracted illness, &c., con- 
spire to cast an obscurity around his history, which if elucidated and 
explained would be very interesting now to know. The tracing and 
following out of those children which are inserted here, have been 
attended with almost insurmountable difficulties, especially the one 
by his first marriage, and the work is still incomplete. That con- 
nected with the son by his last marriage has been almost as difficult ; 

* From such evidence as could be collected, it appears that Marj-, the first wife of John 
Glover (cooper), was in some way connected with the fauiily of Proctor. She may have been 
a daughter of Samuel Proctor, who made a conveyance to John Glover in 1672. When the 
estate was sold to Joseph Lowell, in 1675, Mary joins in the sale as an estate of inheritance. 
The evidence is, however, too slight and indefinite to allow of any certainty in the 
conclusion. 



NATHANIEL GLOVER. 199 

but in some lines the eighth generation has been reached. In 1G88 
he was married a second time, to Miriam Smith, of Boston (a daugh- 
ter of John Smith), who survived him, and died in Dorchester August 
23d, 1720. They had one son. 

Child of John and Mary ( ) Glover, born in Boston ; 

+12. Robert, b. 1673 ; married . 

And by his second wife, Miriam Smith, born in Dorchester: 

-f 13. John, b. May 6, 1689 ; bap. May 12, 1689 ; 

j 1st, Hannah Capen, of Dorchester. 
■ I 2d, Lydia Norcott, of Roxbury. 

In 1672, at the age of eighteen years, he purchased a house and 
land in Boston, of Samuel Proctor (cooper). The conveyance is 
from Samuel Proctor and Mary his wife to John Glover (cooper), of 
Boston. The consideration, .£150. They alienate to him as follows: 
" All that my now dwelling-house and the land on which it standeth. 
Butted and Bounded as followeth — Northerly, on that part of the 
house I formerly sold to Tliomas Sheepcote, and now in his posses- 
sion ; Southerly, on land of Richard Wood ; Westerly, on land of 
Mrs. Oliver (widow). And also all my piece of land lying between 
the said housing and the land of Jonathan Balston, containing six 
feet in breadth, always excepting and reserving unto the said Sheep- 
cote and his heirs and assigns for ingress and egress and regi-ess 
through the said six feet as aforesaid, so far as the Southernmost 
part of said house extends and no farther ; which is to the middle of 
the Chimney. To have and to hold the said Dwelling-house and 
land unto him the said John Glover, his heirs and assigns forever. 
He and they paying to the use of the free schools in Boston the sum 
of Eight Shillings yearly and every year forever." 

The above conveyance, although bargained for in 1672, was not 
signed, as it appears, until three years after. 

The instrument by which the above transfer was made, was ac- 
knowledged in person, January 15, 1675, by Samuel Proctor and 
Mary Proctor. 

In 1674, two years after his first marriage, the Dorchester home- 
stead estate was settled by an order from Court (see page 169), and 
one fourth part was assigned to him as his share or portion. He 
was still a minor, and Antony Checkley, Esq., of Boston, who had 



200 MEMORIALS AND GENEALOGIES. 

been appointed his guardian, acted for him in the division with his 
elder brother Nathaniel Glover, and in the subsequent subdivision 
which was to be made between him and William Rawson, the hus- 
band of his sister Anne. 

He disposed of this inheritance soon after to his brother Nathaniel ; 
and also to William Rawson, 5(11) 1675, of four acres of salt marsh. 

March 13, 1675, John Glover (cooper) and Mary his wife sold 
his house and land, purchased of Samuel Proctor, of Boston (cooper), 
to Joseph Lowell — his wife Mary joining in the sale ot the premises, 
as an estate of inheritance. 

John and Manj Glover to Joseph Loivell. 
Vol. 9, page 316, Suffolk Reg. Deeds. 

To all People before ivhom this present Deed of Sale shall come. John 
Glover of Boston (in the Colony of Massachusetts in New England), 
Cooper, and Mary his Wife, send Greeting : Know ye — That the said 
John Glover and Mar}'^ his Wile, for and in Consideration of the Sum 
of Fifty Pounds Lawful Money of New England, to them in hand paid 
before the Ensealing and Delivery of these Presents, by Joseph Lowle 
[Lowell] of Boston aforesaid, Cooper, well and truly paid, the receipt 
whereof they do hereby acknowledge themselves fully satisfied and 
contented, and hereof and of every part thereof, do acquit, exonerate 
and discharge the said Joseph Lowle, his Heirs, Executors, Adminis- 
trators and Assigns. And by these Presents have Given, Granted, 
Bargained, Sold, Aliened, Enfeoffed and confirmed unto the said Jo- 
seph Lowell, his Heirs, Executors, Administrators and Assigns, All 
that Messuap^e or Tenement, situated and being in Boston aforesaid, 
with all the Land on which the same doth stand. Being butted and 
bounded Northerly by the house and Land of Thomas Sheepcote ; 
Southerly by the Land of Richard Wood ; Westerly by the Land of 
Sarah Oliver, Widow ; 

Also all that Parcel of Land that Heth on the Easterly side of Tho- 
mas Sheepcote's house, and between the house hereby Granted and 
Sold, and Jonathan Balston, measuring in breadth six feet, and run- 
ning from the Street Southerly to the land of Richard Wood, Together 
with all the buildings, Lights, Easements, Waters, and Water-courses, 
fences and Profits, Privileges, Commodities and Appurtenances to the 
said Messuage and Tenement and Land belonging or in any wise 
appertaining. Excepting only and hereby referring out the parcel of 
Land above granted unto the above-named Thomas Sheepcote, his 
Heirs, Executors, Administrators and Assigns, forever free liberty of 
ingress and egress and regress through the said parcel of Land that 
licth before the House of the said Thomas Sheepcote and the land of 
the said Jonathan Balston ; that is to say, from the Street to the South- 
ernmost part of the Chimneys that belongeth to the said Shecpcote's 
House and no further. The said Joseph Lowle, his Heirs, Executors, 
Administrators, &c., yielding and paying for the use of the Free 



NATHANIEL GLOVER. 201 

Schools in Boston the Sum of Eight Shilling's yearly and every year 
forever. To Have and to Hold the said Messuage and Tenement and 
Land, with all the other above-granted and bargained Premises (ex- 
cepting only before excepted) unto the said Joseph Lowle, his Heirs, 
Executors, Administrators and Assigns, to his and their only, sole and 
proper use and benefit and behoof forever. He the said Joseph 
Lowle, his Heirs, Executor's, &c., paying the said sum of Eight Shil- 
lings in money for the use of said Free Schools yearly and every year 
forever. 

And the said John Glover and Mary his Wife, for themselves, their 
Heirs, Executors, &c., do hereby covenant, promise and agree to and 
with the said Joseph Lowle, his heirs, Executors, &c., that at the 
time of the ensealing hereof they are the true, sole and Lawful owners 
of all the afore bargained Premises, and are lawfully seized of and 
in the same and every part thereof, in their own proper Right of In- 
heritance and Lawful Authority to sell and dispose of the same as 
aforesaid. 

And that the said Joseph Lowle, his Heirs, Executors, Administra- 
tors, &c., shall and may by virtue of these Presents from time to time 
and at all times forever hereafter, Lawfully, Peacefully and Quietly 
Have, Hold, Use, Occupy and enjoy the above-granted Premises. 

And also that the said John Glover and Mary his Wife, their Heirs, 
Executors, Administrators, &c., shall and will from time to time and 
at all times forever hereafter warrant and defend the above-granted 
House or Messuage and Tenement and Land against the Lawful 
claims and demands of all and every person claiming under them, 
their Heirs, Executors, &c. 

In Witness whereof, the said John Glover and Mary his Wife have 
hereunto set their Hands and Seals, this 13 day of March, 16T5. 

(Signed) John Glover, and a Scale. 
Mary Glover, and a Scale. 
Signed, sealed and delivered in presence of us, 
John Baker, * 

John Hayward. 

This Writing was acknowledged by John Glover to be his Act and 
Deed, Mary his Wife consenting hereunto, this 14th day of March, 
1675. 

Recorded and Com. April 6, 1676. 

Fkeegrace Bendall, Recorder. 

His next act is a contract with his brother-in-law, William Raw- 
son, for a deed which was sometime to be confirmed and delivered. 
Ho was then at the age of 20 years. 

Glorcr to Rawson. 

Vol. 9, fol. 277, Suff. Reg. Deeds. 

Know all Men hy these Presents, That I John Glover of Boston in 
New England, Cooper, have received the day of the date hereof, of 



202 MEMORIALS AND GENEALOGIES. 

William Rawson of Boston, Shopkeeper, the full sum of Twenty 
Pounds (£20) in money, and Twenty Pounds in Cooper's Staves at 
money price, in part payment of the Sum of One Hundred and Fifty 
Pounds which I am to receive of the said William Rawson for several 
parcels of Land, viz. : Pasture Land and Meadow, with all other my 
Rights and Privileges within the Township of Dorchester in New 
England aforesaid, which I do acknowledge to have sold to said Raw- 
son, excepting only my Right and Literest in that Farm that is now 
in the tenure and occupation of Roger Billings or his Assigns. And 
further, I do hereby covenant, and my heirs and assigns shall and will 
give unto the said William Rawson, his heirs and Assigns, Executors 
or Administrators, full, absolute and Legal' conveyances of the said 
parcels of Land, with all my Rights and Privileges above-mentioned, 
to be granted and sold on demand, as witness my hand this 9 day of 
October, 16U-5. John Glover. 

John Hayward, ) pp.,-^^,,,,,^ 

James Couch, ) 

John Hayward testified upon oath that he drew this Writing bj'the 
Order of John Glover, and that he saw him the said Glover sign and 
deliver it in the presence of the said John Hayward and James Couch, 
whose hands or subscribecs as witnesses taken, 5:11: 1675. 

Simon Bradford, 
Thomas Clark, AssH. 

Recorded and Com. Jan. 6, 16H-5. Freegrace Bendall, Eec. 
The deed above referred to as being contracted for, follows on 
page 279 of the Records. 

The following deed from John Glover, cooper, to William Rawson, 
is confirmed February 21, 1675, immediately on his coming of age. 

Glover to Raivson. 

To All Xpean People io whom this present Deed of Sale shall come. 
John Glover of Boston in the County of Suffolk in New England 
(Cooper), Sendeth Greeting. Whereas the said John Glover several 
months since sold unto William Rawson of Boston aforesaid, Shop- 
keeper, all his Right, Title and Interest in and to all his Pasture 
Grounds within the Township of Dorchester in New England, con- 
taining Eighteen Acres and a half, with his Eighteen Acres and a half 
in a Woodlot not far from Mr. Withington's Land ; and Eighteen 
Acres and a half in another Woodlot about two Miles in the Woods ; 
with his Four Acres of Salt Marsh, All adjoining to the said William 
Rawson's Land and Marsh that he had in Right of his Wife Anne, as 
the portion he had with her yet undivided between them. 

And all his Rights and Privileges within the said Township of Dor- 
chester (excepting only in the Farmi that is now in the tenure and 
occupation of Roger Billings). 

In consideration of the Sum of £150 to be paid in Money and Goods 
within the space of Three years. And whereas the said William Raw- 
son hath, notwithstanding the said bargain and sale, at the earnest 



NATHANIEL GLOVER. 203 

request of the said John Glover, condescended and agreed that the 
said John Glover should have liberty to sell unto Mr, William Stougb- 
ton his part of the said Pasture containing' 18| Acres, Be the same 
more or Less. Now know all Men by these Presents, that the said 
John Glover and Mary his Wife, for and in Consideration of Eighty- 
three Pounds of Lawful Money of New England to them in hand paid 
at and before the Ensealing and Delivery of these Presents, by the 
said William Rawson, the receipt whereof they do hereby acknow- 
ledge themselves fully satisfied and contented, and thereof and of every 
part thereof do acquit and discharge the said William Rawson his 
Heirs and Assigns Forever. And by these Presents have hereby 
Given, Granted, Bargained, Sold, Aliened, Enfeoffed, Conveyed and 
confirmed, and by these Presents do Give, Grant, Bargain, Sell, Alien, 
Enfeofle, Convey and confirm unto him the said William Rawson his 
heirs and Assigns Forever, All that their Right, Title and Interest in 
the said Two Woodlots and pieces of Salt Marsh-Meadow, with all 
other those Rights and Privileges in the said Township of Dorchester 
(Excepting only in that Farm that is now in the tenure and occupa- 
tion of Roger Billings). Together with all Rents, Arrearages of Rents 
and Profits, Privileges and Appurtenances to the said part of said 
Woodlots and Salt-Marsh belonging or in any wise appertaining, 
with the Rights and Privileges aforementioned, to him the said Wil- 
liam Rawson, his Heirs and Assigns, Executors and Administrators, 
to his and tlieir own and proper use forever. And the said John 
Glover and Mary his Wife, for themselves, their Pleirs, Executors and 
Administrators, do hereby Covenant, Grant and agree to and with 
the said William Rawson, his Heirs, Executors, Administrators and 
Assigns, that at the time of the ensealing hereof they are the true, 
sole and Lawful owners of all the said bargained Premises, and that 
the said William Rawson, his heirs, Executors, &c., shall and may, 
and by virtue of those Presents from time to time and at all times 
hereafter forever Lawfully, Peaceably and quietly, Have, Hold, Use, 
Occupy and enjoy the above-granted Premises, with all tlieir Privi- 
leges and Appurtenances freely and clearly acquitted and discharged 
from all manner of former and other Gifts, Grants, Bargains, Sales, 
Leases, Mortgages, Jointures, Dowers, Titles of Dowers, Judgments, 
Executions, Contracts, Entails, Forfeitures, and of and from all other 
Titles, Troubles, and Incumbrances whatsoever. 

And further that they the said John Glover and Mary his Wife, 
their Heirs, Executors, Administrators or Assigns, shall and will at 
all times Warrant and Defend all the above-granted Premises, with 
all their Profits, Privileges and Appurtenances, unto him the said 
William Rawson, his Heirs, &c., against the lawful claiming of all 
and every persun claiming or demanding the same or any part thereof 
from them the said John Glover and Mary his Wife, or either of them, 
their Heirs or Assigns, by their or either of their means, Act, Con- 
sent, Title, Privilege or Procurement. 

And Lastly, that they the said John Glover and Mary his wife shall 
and will give unto the said William Rawson, his Heirs, Executors, 
&c., such further and ample assurances of the aforcgranted Premises 
as in Law or Equity can be desired or required. 



204 MEMORIALS AND GENEALOGIES. 

In witness whereof, the said John Glover and Mary his Wife hare 
hereunto set their hands and Seals this 15th day of January, 1615. 

(Signed) John Glover, and a Seale.* 
Mary Glover, and a Seale. 
Signed, sealed and delivered in presence of 
William Pitman, 
John Hayward. 

January 15, 16*15. 
This Instrument was acknowledged by John Glover 
and Mary his wife personally appearing. 

Kecorded and Com. January 17, 1675. Freegrace Bendall, 

Recorder. 

February 21, 1675. The above-named John Glover acknowledged 
this Instrument as his free act and deed, he being now of age. 

Edward Tyng, Assistant. 

Dec. 4, 1679, John Glover (cooper) made out a Deed of Sale, which 
is conditional, to his uncle Mr. John Glover, of Boston, merchant, 
of all his right of inheritance in Newbury farm. Extract from the 
deed : 

To all Christian people unto whom this present Deed of Sale shall or 
may come. Know ye, That I John Glover, Cooper, of Boston, son 
of Mr. Nathaniel Glover of Dorchester, deceased, sendeth Greeting : 
Whereas I tlie said John Glover in consideration of the sum of Eighty 
Pounds Current Money of New England, to me in hand paid before 
the delivery of those Presents, by my uncle John Glover of Boston in 
New England, Merchant, the whereof to my full content and satisfac- 
tion I do hereby acknowledge, do acquit and discharge, &c. unto the 
said John Glover my Uncle, all this my estate, Eight, Title and In- 
heritance, Interest and Proportion in a certain Farm lying in said 
Dorchester, commonly called and known by tlie name of Newberry 
Farm, sometime the Estate of my Grandfather the late Hon. John 
Glover, Esq., Deceased, and in the present tenure of Roger Billings. 
Being One Sixteentli part of said farm, &c. And of all land, whatso- 
ever, both Meadow and Upland, thereunto belonging or in any way 
appertaining, &c. 

Also all my Share, Right, Title or Inheritance in all lands whatso- 
ever, and of all Rights, &c. in houses, Edifices, Buildings, Fences, 
Woods, Underwoods, Fruit-Trees, &c. Being One Sixteenth part in 
all the Right, Title, &c., in all such lands as do belong unto my afore- 
said Grandfather, the said John Glover, Esq., Deceased, which accrued 
to me in Right of my father the above-named Nathaniel Glover, De- 
ceased, Lying oil the South side of Neponsett River. To Have and 



* Written on the mnrsin of this deed is the following : — 

"John Glovtr, ilie s^n of Mr. Nathaniel Glover, was baptized in the Church at Dor- 
chester, the 18tli (1 ly of Fel)ruurj, A.D. 165i — as attest, John Capen, Deacon." 



NATHANIEL GLOVER. 205 

to hold unto him my said Uncle John Glover, his heirs and assigns, 
&c. And I do hereby covenant and agree with my said Uncle John 
Glover, his heirs and assigns, &c. 

In witness whereof, I the first named John Glover do set my hand 
and scale this 4th day of Dec. 1GT9. (Signed) John Glover. 

Acknowledged by John Glover, jr., before Edward Tyxg, Assistant. 
[Suff. Rec. Deeds, Vol. 11, p. 257.] 

May 20, 1680, John Glover of Boston, merchant, conveys back 
to his " Nephew John Glover of Boston, cooper, the one sixteenth 
part of Newbury Farm, together with all the other rights and titles to 
land which he received from his said Nephew by a deed of sale bear- 
ing date Dec. 4, 1679." Consideration, fifty pounds, paid to him by 
his nephew, and also " in consideration of several Deeds of Sale, 
Writings, Mortgages, &c., by which he received the above named 
real estate, he releases to his said Nephew, and makes void the Deed 
of Sale, and guarantees and confirms unto him all the above-named 
Rights so conveyed to him." 

Four days after the above was confirmed, May 24, 1680, John 
Glover of Boston, cooper, sold his right of inheritance in Newbury 
farm, being one sixteenth part of said farm, to Ebenezer Billings of 
Dorchester. Bounds described in deed, which was signed by John 
Glover and Mary Glover, and acknowledged in person before Ed- 
ward Everett. 

Soon after the confirmation of his inheritance in Newbury farm to 
Ebenezer Billings, John Glover removed to Barnstable — or per- 
haps before, as the following notice appears on the Plymouth Colony 
Records, 1679, Vol. 6, p. 130: "Y^ names of such as stand pro- 
pounded or approved to take their Freedom, were Samuel Sargent, 
John Glover, William Bradford, Jun," July 7, 1680, the name of 
John Glover appears in a list of witnesses in a protest made the 13th 
of Novem1)cr, 1679, in regard to the shipwreck of the sloop Anne 
and Elizabeth, of New York, commanded by Alexander Watts. '' It 
is stated that he the appearer (Watts) being bound on a voyage from 
New York to Boston, in the government and jurisdiction of Massa- 
chusetts, and being on his course from Martha's Vineyard towards 
Boston, and being over night, gotten over or past the pitch of Cape 
Cod, intending to fetch Cape Anne for a harbor, &c., was shipwreck- 
ed and cast away on Cape Cod." Affirmed and witnessed by Alox- 
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206 MEMORIALS AND GENEALOGIES. 

aiider WattS; Henry More, John Glover, Robert Pelton, Isaac 
Norton. 

John Glover vras for several years an inhabitant of Barnstable. 
He owned a house and land there, and a cooper's shop. It is re- 
corded on the Town Book of Records, in 1680, that in laying out a 
new road, it is to "pass the shop of John Glover." January 9, 1684, 
at a meeting of the inhabitants of the town of Barnstable, John Glo- 
ver was admitted townsman. He took the oath of freeman in Barn- 
stable, June 5, 1684. " The names of Freemen who stand pro- 
pounded and approved to take their Freedom, and who took the 
oath of fidelity at this Court, were Samuel Sargent, John Glover, 
and William Bradford, Junior." Thomas Hinckley was then Gov- 
ernor of the Plymouth Colony. In 1688 he was again in Dorches- 
ter, and married to his second wife. In 1689 he had a son born to 
him there, and in 1690 he died. 

Copy from the inscription on his grave-stone : 

" Here lies buried y® body of John Glover, a son of Mr. Nathaniel 
Glover, of Dorchester. Deceased Aug. 25, 1690, aged 35 years." 

Letters of administration were granted on the 21st day of August, 
1693, to Timothy Thornton, on the Estate of John Glover (cooper), 
deceased, intestate. 

The following is a copy of the order for administration : 

To Timothy Thornton, of Boston, in the said County of Suffolk, 
Merchant, Creditor to the estate of John Glover, late of Dorchester, 
cooper, Deceased, Intestate, Greeting-. Trusting in your care and 
fidelity, 1 do by these Presents commit unto you full Power to ad- 
minister all and singular, on the Goods, Chattels, Rights and Credits 
of the said John Glover, and well and faithfully to dispose of the 
same according to Law. And also to ask, gather, levy, Recover and 
receive all whatsoever of the said Deceased, which to him while he 
lived and at his death did appertain. And also to pay all debts in 
which the deceased stood bound, so far as his Goods, Chattels, 
Rights and Credits can extend. And to make a true and perfect in- 
ventory of all and singular of Goods, Chattels, Rights and Credits 
of the said Deceased ; and to exhibit the same into the Register's 
office in the above said County before the 21st day of November next 
ensuing, and to render a plain, true account of your Administra- 
tion upon Oath, at or before the 20th day of August, A.D. 1694. 
And 1 do by these Presents ordain and constitute and appoint you 
Administrator of all and Singular of the Goods, Chattels, Rights, 
Credits, &c. 

In testimony whereof I have hereunto set ray hand and seal at the 
said office, dated at Boston, this 21st day of August, 1693. 

(Signed) William Stoughton. 

Attest : Jonathan Addington. 



NATHANIEL GLOVER. 207 

It has not been ascertained wlietlicr Timothy Thornton ever acted 
on the above administration. No inventory appears on tlie Probate 
Records of Suffolk County at the time required, or subsequently to 
that time. It appears from the foregoing that all Mr. Glover's estate 
in Boston had been disposed of, and all his rights of inheritance in 
Dorchester and Milton, with his share of one sixteenth part of New- 
bury fiirm. Of his property in Barnstable, also, there appears to be 
no mention after he returned to Dorchester, which could have been 
only about three years before his decease. 

The following inventory and account was rendered to the Probate 
Court in 1730, which, although forty years had elapsed, appears un- 
mistakably to relate to the above John Glover, cooper. 

An Inventory of the estate of John Glover, late of Boston, Dec'*, 
taken and apprized by the Subscribers, March 2, 1730, viz. : — 

Books, £5 14 00 

Linen, 39 02 00 

Bed and Bedding, 16 00 00 

Wearing Apparel, 7 00 00 

Sundry small things, such as brushes, scales & weights, 5 G 00 

5 oz. Plate, 4 08 00 

5 Gold rings and a Tweezer Case, . , . . 1 00 00 

[Save error.] 83 10 00 

By the Hon. Josiah Willard, Judge of Probate. 

Richard Hall and Asa [William ?] Rand presented the foregoing, 

and made oath that it contains a true and perfect inventory of the 

estate of John Glover, aforesaid, Deceased. The Appraisers were 

at the same time sworn as the law directs, by the Subscriber, 

JosiAH Willard, Judge of Probate. 
Samuel Gerrish, ^ 

Bartholomew Gedney, > Apijraisers. 
David Mason, ) Boston, March 8, 1T30. 

[Suff. Prob. Rec, Vol. 39, fol. 8.] 

Richard Hall and William Rand, Administrators on the estate of John 

Glover, late of Boston, Deceased, intestate. 

The Accountants charge themselves with all and singular of the 
Goods, Chattels, Rights and Credits of the said deceased, specified 
in an Inventory thereof by them exliibited into the Registry of the 
Court of Probate for the County of Suffolk, of the 
said amount of Eighty three pounds, ten Shillings 
and six pence, viz £83 10 6 

By mo]iey found in his trunk, . . . . . 10 (J 7 

By money received from Daniel Coffee, . . . 22 00 4 

£115 17 5 



208 MEMORIALS AND GENEALOGIES. 

And the said Accountants pray allowance as follows, viz, : 
Paid for Letters of Administration and Bond, . . £00 10 06 

Exhibiting- the inventory and Oaths, , . , . 16 00 

For his board. Nursing, Medicine and attendance at your 
Accountant William Rand's house, being Seventy 
eight Weeks at twenty Shillings pr Week, in his last 

sickness, 78 00 00 

For Coffin and Wine at the funeral, . . . . 5 10 00 

For Gloves at the funeral and Grave-stones, . . 10 00 00 

For Ringing Bells and Porter, &c 8 08 00 

For Drawing, Recording and allowing this Account, and 

for a Copy thereof, . - . . . . 10 15 00 



98 19 06 



To a Cloak allowed the Accountant, Richard Hall, . 2 11 00 

Paid William Payne, Esq. and Order from the Judge, 12 13 09 

Paid to John Dolbear of the same, . , . . 1 05 00 



115 n 3 



Richard Hall and William Rand, Administrators on the Estate of 
John Glover, late of Boston, Deceased, intestate, appeared personally 
and made oath that it contained a just and true account of the afore- 
said John Glover's estate, so far as they have proceeded therein, and 
produced receipts and vouchers for the sevez'al payments therein, 
which I allow and approve. Josiah Willard, 

Boston, Aiml 15, 1130, Judge of Probate. 

Miriam Smith, the second wife of John Glover of Boston and 
Barnstable, was born in Boston, and died in Dorchester, August 23, 
1720. She was the fourth daughter of John and Miriam Smith, of 
Boston. Her father was the eldest sou of Quarter-master John Smith, 
l)y his second wife Mary, and was born in Dorchester. He died in 
Boston, September 17, 1676, and left a widow and six children. 
January 30, 1676-7, power of administration and letters were 
granted on the estate of John Smith, Jr., late of Dorchester, to Miri- 
am his widow and relict — she bringing in an inventory of said estate 
upon oath, and giving bonds according to law. Inventory entered 
and recorded 18 (12) 1676, vol. 12, folio 153, Suffolk Probate Rec- 
ords. Taken by Richard Hall and Enoch Wis wall. 

Miriam, the widow of John Smith, married a second time, about 
16S0, to Ellis Wood, of Dcdham and Dorchester, who died in 1696. 
Ho left a will, dated July 21, 169-1, wherein he appoints his beloved 
wife Miriam sole executrix, and his worthy friends Elder James 
Blake and Samuel Clapp, overseers. Witnessed by Ralph Hough- 
ton, Nathaniel Glover and Samuel Topliff. She was distinguished 



NATHANIEL GLOVER. 209 

for piety and other rare gifts. For tlie remainder of her life, after 
her second widowhood, she became a teacher of youth in Dorchester, 
and devoted herself to that employment. She was a member of the 
Church at Dorchester, and had her children presented for baptism, 
as shown by the following extracts from the Church Records : 

" 19 : 9 : 1682. Baptized the children of John Smith, Deceased, 
and Miriam, afterwards the wife of Ellis Wood, viz. : James and 
Mary, Anna, Miriam, Sarah and David." "10: 14: 1683. James 
and Mary, the son and daughter of John Smith, Deceased; but their 
mother, the Wife of Ellis Wood, being in full communion, James and 
Mary being adults, this same day owned the Covenant." 

Mrs. Miriam (Smith) Wood, the mother of Miriam, wife of John 
Glover, died in Dorchester, and her death is thus recorded on the 
Church Records: — "Died Oct. 29, 1706, the Ancient and pious 
Widow Wood." She was buried in Dorchester, and has a grave- 
stone at the Northwesterly part of the old burying yard, with the 
following inscription : 

" In Memory of Mrs. Miriam Wood, Widow of Ellis Wood, and 
formerly Wife of John Smith, Deceased ; died in Dorchester, Oct. 
29, 1706. Aged 73 years. 

A Woman well beloved of all her neighbours 

From her care of small folks education, 

Their number being great, 

That when she died she scarcely left her Mate. 

So wise, discreet was her behaviours, 

That she was well esteemed by all her neighbours. 

She lived in love with all, to dye 

So let her rest to Eternaty." 

Her age at death, as nearly as can be deciphered from the grave- 
stone, was 73 years, which seems to confirm the conjecture that be^ 
fore marriage she was Miriam Deane, daughter of Stephen Deane, 
of Plymouth. 

Thus it appears that Miriam Smith was presented for baptism by 
her mother about six years after the death of her father. The 
precise date of her marriage with John Glover has not been ascer- 
tained by any record, but the following notice appears on the records 
of the Dorchester Church. " 20 (3) 1688. Miriam, the wife of John 
Glover and daughter of John Smith, Dec'', owned the Covenant." 
Their only son, " John, the son of John Glover, was baptized May 
12, 1689, not in full communion." 
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210 MEMORIALS AND GENEALOGIES. 

(3) ANNE GLOVER, only daughter of Mr. Natlianiel and 
Mary (Smith) Glover, was born in Dorchester in the year 1656, and 
died in Braiutree at the Rawson homestead about 1730, aged 74 
years. The place of her burial is supposed to be in the ancient 
cemetery at Quincy. At the age of four years, in 1660, her mother, 
being married to Gov. Thomas Hinckley, went tO Barnstable to live, 
leaving her children in Boston under the care of Mrs. Anna Glover, 
their grandmother, and under their duly appointed guardians, Mr. 
Habackuk Glover and Mr. John Gurnell, who had the care of their 
education. After the decease of her grandmother in 1670, she went 
to reside in the family of her uncle Habackuk Glover, where she 
remained until her marriage. In 1673, at the age of eighteen years, 
she was married, at the house of her uncle and guardian, to Mr. 
"William Rawson, a wealthy merchant of Boston, of distinguished 
family and connections. The following is a copy of the record of 
her marriage, as taken from the ancient family Bible, now in the pos- 
session of one of the Rawson descendants. 

" This may certify all whomsoever it may concern, that on y® 11"* 
day of July, 1673, on a certificate I received that William Rawson 
and Anne Glover y*" daughter of the late Mr. Nathaniel Glover had been 
duly and legally published, I joined them in marriage, at the house 
and in the presence of Mr. Habackuk Glover, his wife, Mr. Edward 
Rawson, father of the said William, and other friends ; as witness 
my hand, this 31" day of July, 16T3. Edward Tyng, Ass'U." 

"27 (6) 1676, was Anne, the daughter of Mr. Nathaniel Glover, 
now wife unto William Rawson, dismissed unto the third Church in 
Boston, though not in full communion, but by her father's Covenant." 
— Dorchester Church Records. 

It appears from the records of the first Church in Boston, that 
William and Anne Rawson were received and admitted to that 
Church, 27 (2) 1676. 

Dorcas, her negro, being a member of the Church in Dorchester, 
was dismissed 27 (6) 1676, to join the first Church at Boston; and 
24 (4) 1677, was received and admitted to the latter Church. 

The inherited estate of Anne Glover was one fourth part of the 
Dorchester homestead, which formerly belonged to her father, Mr- 
Nathaniel Glover, deceased, and which was settled on her by an 
order of Court in 1674, one year after her marriage; one twelfth 
part of Newbury farm, which formerly belonged to her grandfather, 



NATHANIEL GLOVEE. 211 

John Glover, Esq., of Boston ; also a share in the Common and 
Undivided Lands in Dorchester New Grant and elsewhere. 

In 1684, William Rawson, and Anne Rawson in her own right, by 
deed of sale bearing date the 30th day of April, 1684, conveyed and 
sold to John Harwood, Esq., of Boston, " Thirty-six acres and one 
half and fifteen Rods of land in the Township of Dorchester in the 
County of Suffolk, &c., said land being in the 65th lot in the Third 
Division of the Cow Walk. Bounded on the North by the lott for- 
merly owned by Edward Bullock, which is the 64th lott; on the 
South by the lott now owned by Thomas Millett, being the 66th lott, 

the Westerly end butting on the five hundred acres belonging to ', 

the Easterly end butting on the other Divisions, together with all the 
privileges, appurtenances, &c., with any former and after Rights in 
any former and after divisions."* Signed by William Rawson and 
Anne Rawson. 

In 1689, William and Anne Rawson, in consideration of two hun- 
dren pounds in money paid to them by her uncle " John Glover, of 
Boston, Gentleman," sold to him their dwelling house, barn, &c., as 
shown by the following extract from the original deed, written on 
parchment and signed by them. 

" Dwelling house and Barn in Boston, at the Southerly End, near 
Capt. Samuel Sewall's house ; said house contaiuing throe lower 
rooms, two chambers and a cellar, one wood-house and a Brewhouse, 
with all the land on which it standeth ; likewise all the garden on the 
South-westerly side of the said house, and all the land at the South- 
Easterly End of it. Butted and bounded as follows : At the South- 
Easterly end on the Street to the Widow Morse's Land, on the land 
of Capt. Samuel Scwall ; Southwesterly by the land of the Widow 
Morse ; Northwesterly by the land of William Rawson, and North 
Easterly by the Street leading to the Waterside. And measures at 
said South Easterly side Sixty seven feet and three inches from the 
corner of the street aforesaid to the Widow Morse's house ; thence on 
a straight line all along the Widow Morse's land Eighty two feet ; 
thence to the street on a straight line is Sixty four feet and three 
inches or thereabouts ; thence along the street (beginning three feet 

* " May 16, 1723. Jonathan Barnard, of Boston in New England, Merchant, lawful 
Attorney of Elizabeth Harwood of the Parish of St. Butolph, without Bishop's Gate, in the 
County of Middlesex, England, Widow, and William Harwood of Talgatc in Bishops Gate 
Street, in the County aforesaid, by virtue of a power of Attorney well executed and proved, 
dated the 20th day of September, 1722, and recorded in the Notary public's office for Suffolk 
County, sold to Samuel Capon, junior, of Dorchester, for One hundred and twenty seven 
pounds, and confirmed unto him the above described premises, which were purcliased by 
the said John Harwood of William and Anne Ilawson, April 30, 1684." Recorded in Vol. 
37, fol. 103. 



212 MEMORIALS AND GENEALOGIES. 

westward of the woodhouse or Brewhouse aforesaid) Eighty-four feet 
to the South East Eud thereof. Together with all the privileges and 
appurtenances, &c. To have and to hold, &c., unto him the said 
John Glover, his heirs and assigns forever. 

(Signed) William Rawson, 
Anne Rawson. 
Signed, sealed and delivered in presence of us, 
James Green, 
Joseph Webb. 

This Instrument was acknowledged by William Rawson and Anne 
Rawson, the 14th day of Oct, 1689, before me, 

Simon Bradstreet, Just. 

Rec. of Deeds for Suff. Co., Lib. 15, fol. 108. 

Attest : Joseph Webb, Clerk. 

William Rawson, the husband of Anne Glover, was born in Bos- 
ton, May 21, 1651 ; was baptized " 26 (3) 1651," and died in Brain- 
tree, September 20, 1726, in his 75th year. He was the third son of 
Edward and Rachael (Perne) Rawson, who came from Gillingham 
in Dorsetshire, England, and settled in Newbury in the Colony of 
Massachusetts in New England, in the year 1636 or '37. His 
father was a lineal descendant of Sir Edward Rawson of that Coun- 
ty, and was born at the village of Gillingham, upon the River 
Stour, April 16, 1615. On his arrival at Newbury he was first 
made freeman in March, 1637-8, and in April of the same year 
was invested with the office of Public Notary and Registrar for the 
town of Newbury. He was elected Representative, and served 
the town in that capacity from 1639 to 1643. He was seven years 
a Deputy to the General Court at Boston, from 1643 to 1650, and 
held at the same time the office of Clerk of the Deputies from 1645. 
May 22, 1650, he was elected to the office of Secretary of the 
Massachusetts Colony in New England, and served in that capa- 
city until his decease. He removed to Boston in 1650, and died 
there August 27th, 1693, at the age of 78 years. 

The mother of William Rawson was a granddaughter of Rev. 
John Hooker, whose wife was Rachael Grindall, a sister of Dr. 
Edmund Grindall, Archbishop of Canterbury in the reign of Queen 
Elizabeth. His paternal grandmother was a sister of the Rev. John 
Wilson. Thus he was descended from two of New England's great- 
est divines, and collaterally connected with the distinguished Arch- 
bishop of Canterbury. 



NATHANIEL GLOVER. 213 

William Rawson was educated to a mercantile life, and became a 
prominent merchant and an importer of foreign goods. He resided 
with his father, at the time of his marriage, in Rawson's lane, now 
Bromfield Street, Boston, where he kept a dry goods store. At the 
ago of twenty-two years he was married to Anne Glover, and sub- 
sequently purchased a house of Mr. John Glover, of Boston, uncle to 
his wife. In 1689 he sold his estate in Boston to Mr. Glover of 
whom he purchased, and removed with his family to Dorchester, re- 
siding on a portion of Newbury farm, the inheritance of his wife. 
He afterwards purchased a tract of land, for a homestead estate, of 
the heirs of his great uncle, the Rev. John Wilson — " being a por- 
tion of the Grant made to that distinguished Divine by the General 
Court of the Colony." 

This estate was situated in Braintree, adjoining the homestead of 
the Hon. Josiah Quincy, and extending to the lands of the Newbury 
farm estate on the north. It has passed down to the succeeding gene- 
rations of his descendants until the present time. It was first set- 
tled on his son David Rawson, who left it to his son Jonathan Raw- 
son in 1760. Jonathan Rawson, Jr., in 1782, succeeded to his father 
in the possession and occupation, and left it at his decease, in 1819? 
to his son Samuel Rawson, who resided there until his death in 1858. 
He died unmarried. His sisters still occupy and possess it. They 
are of the fifth generation from William and Anne (Glover) Rawson, 
and the seventh from the Hon. John Glover, of Boston, by dkect 
descent. The Family Bible of Secretary Rawson descended to his 
son William, together ^vith his portrait and other relics, all of which 
have been carefully preserved by his descendants. A Rawson Me- 
morial has been gathered and published by a descendant.* 

* Mr. Reuben Rawson Dodge — who is a lineal descendant of Secretary Rawson, by the 
line of his son, the Rev. Grindell Rawson, of Mendon, a brother of William, whose history 
is given above — has gathered and published the " Rawson Memorials." The work is of 
much interest, and contains two original portraits — one of Secretary Rawson, the other 
of his daughter Rcljccca, whose unfortunate history he has given in detail. The following 
is the description of the Family Bible of Edward Rawson, his first American ancestor, as it 
appeared in the Worcester Daily Spy : " The Bible is in folio, but the title page and the books 
of Genesis and Exodus arc wanting. It is of the Geneva version, ti-anslated and pul)lishecl 
by the EngUsh reformers who fled to that city during the persecution in Queen Mary's time, 
and which was the favorite version of the Puritans long after the translation made by order 
of King James was published. Mr. George LiveiTnore, a very competent judge, believes it 
to have l3cen printed as early as 1520, or before." It contains the birth of Edward Rawson, 
in 1615; the date of his death, in 1693; the births of all his cluldren, twelve in number; the 
man-iage ceitificatc given of Wellcom Rawson, with the births of his twenty children, deaths, 
and other items. 



214 MEMORIALS AND GENEALOGIES. 

Children of William and Anne (Glover) Rawson, born in Bos- 
ton^ Dorchester and Braintree — twenty in number — as follows: 

14. Anne, b. April 11, 1674, (Boston) ; died in infancy. 

15. Wilson, b. 1675, 

16. Margaret, b. Aug. 1, 1676, 

17. Edward, b. Sept. 6, 1677, 

18. Edward, b. Aug. 29, 1678, 

19. Rachael, b. Oct. 16, 1679, 

20. Dorothea, b. Aug. 8, 1681 ; d. in Boston, Sept. 20, 1689, aged 

8 years. 

+21. William, b. Dec. 2, 1682; H. C. 1703; m. Sarah Crosby, of 

Braintree. 
-j-22. David, b. Dec. 13, 1683 ; m. Mary Gulliver, of Milton. 

23. Dorothea, b. June 19, 1686 ; d. in Boston, in infancy. 

24. Ebenezer, b. Dec. 1, 1687 (Dorchester) ; d. Aug. 28, 1696, aged 

9 years. 

25. Thankful, b. Aug. 6, 1688 (Dorchester) ; d. Aug. 21, 1688, aged 

15 days. 
-}-26. Nathaniel, b. Dec. 3, 1689 (Braintree) ; m. Hannah Thompson, 
of Braintree. 
27. Ebenezer, b. July 25, 1691 (Braintree) ; d. in infancy. 
+28. Edward, b. Jan. 27, 1692 ; m. Preserved Baily, of Boston. 

29. Ann, b. Aug. 28, 1693 ; d. in infancy. 

30. Patience, b. Nov. 8, 1694 ; d. young. 

+31. Pelatiah, b. July 2, 1696 ; m. Hannah Hall, of Dorchester. 

32. Grindal, b. Aug. 24, 1697 ; d. young. 

33. Mary, b. Dec. 16, 1698 ; d. in infancy. 

June 13, 1701. Anne Rawson to her brother Nathaniel Glover. 
A Release of Title and Inheritance in the One Twelfth of Newbury 
Farm. 

To all People unto whom these Prese7}fs shall come. I William 
Rawson, of Braintree, in the County of Suffolk, within his Majesty's 
Province of Massachusetts Bay in New England, Yeoman, formerly 
of Boston, within the said County, Shopkeeper, who married with 
Anne the daughter of Mrs. Nathaniel Glover, sometime of Dorchester 
aforesaid, Deceased, Sends Greeting. Know Ye, that Roger Billings, 
late of Dorchester aforesaid. Yeoman, Dec*^, did, in or about the year 
1677, for and in consideration and behalf of my Uncle Mr. John Glo- 
ver of Sudbury, in the County of Middlesex and in the Bay of New 
England aforesaid. Gentleman, now Deceased, treat and bargain to 
and with the said John Glover my Uncle, ***** 
and with and of the before named William Rawson, A Third pai't of 
a quarter or One Twelfth part of that Farm commonly called New- 
berry Farm, situate and lying in the Township of Dorchester, hereto- 
fore in the possession of John Glover, Esq. late of Boston, Deceased, 
father of the said John Glover before named. And Whereas The said 
John Glover of Sudbury, Gentleman, Deceased, in consideration of 
the love and affection which he had for his nephew Nathaniel Glover, 
Senior, aforesaid. Tanner, and brother of the said me Anne Rawson, 
being the Eldest son of Mr. Nathaniel Glover of Dorchester, Deceased, 



NATHANIEL GLOVER. 215 

and for divers other good causes and considerations, and by a certain 
Deed or Instrument bearing date December Tth, 1686, did Give, grant 
convey and confirm unto my said brother Nathaniel Glover, his heirs 
and Assigns forever. All that One Third part of a Quarter of said 
Newberry Farm, purchased of my Husband, William Eawson, with 
arable pasture and woodland, as well as Meadows and Marsh Ground 
Ihercto belonging or appertaining thereto, and of all Housings, Barns 
Ji^difices and Timber thereon, or aught thereof, standing, lying or 
growing ; and Interest, use, property, possession, claim or demand 
whatsoever, of, in, and unto said Lands, Housing, Fences, woods 
trees, commonages, pastures, feedings, waters, springs, profits, pri- 
vileges Commodities and Appurtenances herewith appertaining there- 
to, with One Twelfth part of all the other lands Situate in Milton or 
on bquantum Rock thereto belonging. As by the said Deeds reference 
thereto being had more at large. Now Know Ye, that I Anno Eaw- 
son, tor and in Consideration of the sum of Ten pounds Currant mon- 
ey ol New England, and for other good causes and Considerations me 
thereto moving, have ratified and confirmed the sale of my said Hus- 
band, William Rawson, of One Third part of a Quarter or One Twelfth 
part ot All that farm called and known by the name of Newbury farm 
And by these Presents for myself and my Heirs, do fully and abso- 
lute y remiss, release and forever Quitclaim unto my said brother 
Nathaniel Glover, his heirs and assigns forever, all the Estate, Right, 
litle. Interest, Inheritance, use, property, or Dower, possession, 
claim or demand which I ever had or can have in time to come, or 
shall by any manner of ways or means whatsoever, of, in, to, or out 
of the said One Third part of a Quarter or One Twelfth of all the said 
larm. Lauds and Hereditaments and premises granted and sold as 
aforesaid by my said husband William Rawson to the said John Glo- 
ver and by himgiven and granted as above mentioned unto my said 
brother Nathaniel Glover, in whose possession the same now are, 
and ot in and unto every part and parcel of the same. To Have and 
to Hold the said One Twelfth part of all the said farm, with all and 
singular the hereof and hereby released premises, unto my said brother 
Natlianiel Glover, his heirs and Assigns, to his and their only proper 
use, benefit and behoof forever, freely, fully and absolutely of" conside- 
ration, redemption, revocation in any wise and without let or hind- 
rance, suit, trouble, claim or demand whatsoever of Me the said Anne 
Kawson or my heirs, or any other person or persons whatsoever from, 
by or under Me. 

In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and scale this 
13th day of June, 1701, Annoq R.R. Guil. tertii. 

(William Rawson.) Anne Rawson. 

Signed, sealed and delivered in presence of us, 
Roger Billings, 
Joseph Billings. 
June 13, 1701, Anne Rawson personally appeared before me the 
Subscriber, One of His Majesty's Justices of the Peace, and did 
acknowledge the within written Instrument to be her free Act and 
^^^^- ^s attest, John Wilson, Justice of the Peace. 

Boston, February 20, 1718. 

^f ^^Tir^'^M "^ Recorded with the Records of Deeds for the County 
of Suffolk, Lib. 33, fol. 212. 



216 MEMORIALS AND GENEALOGIES. 

Bay Field conveyed. WilUam and Anne Raivson to Nathaniel Glover. 

To All People unto wliom these Presents shall come. William 
Rawson of Braiutree, in the County of Suffolk in New England, Gen- 
tleman, and Anne his wife, send Greeting. 

Know Ye, That I William Rawson and Anne his said wife, for and 
in consideration of the Sum of Two Hundred Pounds Current Money 
of New England, well and truly to him in hand paid before the enseal- 
ing and delivery of these Presents, by Nathaniel Glover of Dorches- 
ter, in the County of Suffolk, aforesaid. Tanner, the Receipt whereof 
to full content and satisfaction he doth hereby acknowledge, and there- 
of and of every part thereof doth hereby acquit. Exonerate and dis- 
charge the said Nathaniel Glover, his heirs, Executors, Administra- 
tors and Assigns, and every of them forever, and by these Presents 
and for Divers other good causes and considerations them hereunto 
moving ; they the said William Rawson and Anne his wife have given, 
granted, bargained, sold, aliened, enfeoffed, conveyed and confirmed, 
and by these Presents for themselves and their heirs do give, _ grant, 
sell and convey, &c., unto the said Nathaniel Glover, his heirs and 
Assigns forever, viz., A Certain Tract or parcel of land called the 
Bay-field, containing by estimation Twenty Acres, Be the same more 
or less, lying and being in the Township of Dorchester- 
Butted and bounded as follows: Westerly upon the Highway, 
and Northerly with the land of Roger Billings ; Easterly upon the 
Sea or Salt Water ; and Southerly upon the Land of the said Nathaniel 
Glover, or however otherwise bounded or reputed to be bounded. 
Together with all the privileges thereunto belonging, to him the said 
Nathaniel Glover, his heirs and Assigns forever. 

To Have and to Hold unto him the said Nathaniel Glover,_ his heirs 
and Assigns forever, the aforegranted and bargained premises, with 
all their privileges and Appurtenances, for their own sole and proper 
use and behoof forever. 

In witness whereof, they the said William :5awson and Anne his 
wife have hereunto set their hands and seals this Twentieth day of 
July, 1706. William Rawson, 

Anne Rawson. 

Signed, sealed and delivered in presence of us, 

Samuel Shepard, 

William Rawson, Jun^ 
August Tth, n06. William Rawson and Anne Rawson personally 
Appearing, acknowledged the above Deed to be their free Will, Act 
and Deed. John Wilson, Just. Peace. 

Entered and Recorded with the Records of Deeds for the County 
of Sufiblk, Liber 23, folio 32. Addington Davenport, Recorder. 

Land in Brain free. JViUiam and Anne Raivson to John Glover and 
Thomas Glover. 

To all Christian People to whom these Presents shall come. William 
Rawson of Braintree in the County of Suffolk, &c., Gent'"", For and 
in Consideration of the Sum of Two Hundred and Fourteen Pounds 
to him iu hand paid in silver money before the ensealing and delivery 



NATHANIEL GLOVER. 217 

of these Presents, to John Glover and Thomas Glover, both of Dor- 
chester in the County aforesaid, Yeomen, Have Given, granted, &c., 
A Certain Tract or Parcel of Land in Braintree aforesaid, adjacent 
to Capt. Wilson's farm. Containing- Thirty-two Acres, Be the same 
more or Less, Said land being- Wood Land, Arable and Swamp. 

Bounded Easterly on Land of Capt. John Wilson aforesaid, the 
line running' from the Town Way which leads to Milton ; Southerly 
Fifty-Two Rods to a Walnut Tree newly marked, there being a Rail 
fence now standing on said line ; Southerly on the Lands of the said 
William Rawson ; the line running from said Walnut-tree Westerly 
Fifty-Six Rods to a stake and heap of Stones ; Westwardly on Lands 
of Capt. Jonathan Gulliver ; the line running on the top or middle of 
the ridge (so called) One Hundred and Nine Rods from the Stake and 
Stones aforesaid ; or however otherwise bounded or reputed to be 
bounded : 

To Have and to Hold, &c., the above granted, &c., with all the 
privileges and Appurtenances, unto them the said John Glover and 
Thomas Glover, their heirs and Assigns forever. 

In Witness whereof, I the said William Rawson, with Anne my 
wife, have set our hands and seals This Sixth day of May, 1715, and 
in the first year of our Sovereign Lord George the 1st, King of Great 
Britain, France and Ireland, Defender of the Faith, 

William Rawsox, 
In presence of Anne Rawson. 

David Rawson, 

Edward Rawson. 

May 21, 1715, Acknowledged in person by the said William and 
Anne Rawson, before Edmund Quincy, Just. Peace. 

Received, Entered and Recorded with the Records of Deeds for the 
County of Suffolk, Liber 29, fol. 202. John Ballantine, Beg. 

Mrs. Rawson was in Barnstable a short time before her marriage, 
and with her mother, in the family of Gov, Hinckley. Her name 
appears as a witness to a deed, from John Flecker to Jcdcdiah Lom- 
bard, of a tract of land in that County, dated January 20, 1671, and 
acknowledged before Gov. Hinckley, August 17, 1672. "Signed, 
sealed and delivered in presence of us, Mary Hinckley, Anne 
Glover." 

Mrs. Rawson is said to have been a lady of rare gifts and accomplish- 
ments, and inherited a portion of her mother's comeliness and grace. 
She had the advantages of a superior education, under the care of 
her grandmother, Mrs. Anna Glover, of Boston. Very interesting 
letters written by her in 1681-82, addressed to her mother, have 
been preserved among a collection of " Hinckley Papers," Vols. 1 and 
2, and may be seen at the Library of the Massachusetts Historical 
Society, in her own hand-writing, 
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218 MEMORIALS AND GENEALOGIES. 

{^Fourth Generation.'] 

(6) NATHANIEL GLOYER, eldest son of Nathaniel and 
Hannah (Hinckley) Glover, was born at the Dorchester homestead, 
November 10, 1676, baptized the 13th of the same month, and 
died in London, England, on the 13th of March, 1726, in his fiftieth 
year. He left a widow and six children. He is said to have been 
remarkable for his early piety. At the age of ten years he volunta- 
rily gave himself to the watch and care of the Church in Dorchester, 
and was admitted as a member in full communion at the age of 
twenty years. " Since August," say the Church Records, " unto this 
instant, Dec. 1696, the following persons, having been proved by 
the pastor as to their knowledge and experience, and by the congre- 
gation as to conversation, publicly took hold on the covenant, viz., 
young Nathaniel Glover (jun.), Mary Glover," and others. During 
his minority, he was engaged in the tanning business, carried on by 
his father on the Glover estate. At the age of twenty -four years, Nov. 
13, 1701, he was married to Rachael Marsh, of Braintree, by the Wor- 
shipful Mr. Wilson. She was the daughter of Alexander and Martha 
Marsh, of Braintree, and was born there 12 : 2 : 1673. Soon after her 
marriage, she was admitted to join the Church at Dorchester. The 
Records inform us — " Among those names of such as were examin- 
ed, allowed and propounded before the Church for laying hold on 
the Covenant, Feb. 3, 1701-2, were Nathaniel Glover's wife Rachael, 
Elizabeth and Hannah Glover." She died April 10, 1752, aged 79 
years. They had seven children, all baptized at the Church with 
which they were in full communion. 

Children of Nathaniel, Jr. and Rachael (Maksh) Glover, born 
at the homestead in Dorchester : 

34. Rachael, b. Aug. 23, bap. Aug. 28, 1702-3 ; d. in her 4th year. 

-|-35. Nathaniel, b. May 16, 1704 ; m. Anne Simpson, of Boston. 

I Qfl T? 1 1 1 T 1 OA ihAHr \ 1st, Ebenezer Clouffh, of Boston; 

+36. Rachael, b. July 30, 1707 ; m. j ^^'^ j^.^,^^,.^ ^^^^^- ^^^ ., 

-f-37. Hannah, b. Feb. 24, 1708-9 ; m. Joseph Bass, Esq., Dorchester. 
-{-38. Alexander, b. Nov. 13, 1710 ; m. Sarah White, of Dorchester. 
-[-39. Mary, b. Nov. 17, 1713; d. unni. May 20, 1772, aged 59. 
-j-40. Pclatiah, b. April 2, 1716 ; m. Mary Cochrane, of Boston. 

Nathaniel Glover, Jr., was, like his progenitors, an extensive land- 
holder, and belonged to the class of Joint Stock and Landed Propri- 
etors. In 1 700 he came in possession of the Dorchester homestead, 



NATHANIEL GLOVER. 219 

wliicli had come down to liim in a direct line from tlic Hon. Jolm 
Glover, his first American ancestor. He received it from his father> 
Nathaniel Glover, Sen,, by a deed of gift, as recorded among the acts 
of the latter, page 185. In addition to the homestead, he came in 
possession, in right of his wife Rachael, of land in Braintree, and a 
house and land in Boston. He also purchased several other tracts of 
land, and was a shareholder in the Common and Undivided Lands in 
Dorchester New Grant. The homestead estate contained one hun- 
dred and eighty acres. Feb. 16, 1713-14, he purchased a piece of 
land, adjoining his estate, of Hannah Hix, relict widow of Samuel 
Hix — consideration, twenty pounds — containing two and a half 
acres. 

In 1715, Nathaniel Glover, Jr., at the age of thirty-five years, was 
chosen one of the Selectmen for the town of Dorchester, and was 
again chosen the two succeeding years. It has been said of him that 
he fulfilled the duties of that office with ability and honor, and re- 
tired from it, having the entire approbation of the inhabitants of 
the town. In 1715, he made a donation or gift to the Proprietors 
of the new Church in Summer Street, Boston, towards the building 
of that Church. 

Being largely interested in the Common and Undivided Lands in 
Dorchester New Grant, he was a constant attendant on the meetings 
of the Proprietors. Another survey of these lands was commenced 
in the winter of 1714. In 1716, Nathaniel Glover, Sen., and Na- 
thaniel Glover, Jr., were appointed, with others, a committee for 
examining and apportioning the lots ; for making laws, calling meet- 
ings, and securing their rights from innovators. He was one of 
every committee, elected by the Proprietors, and sometimes acted as 
Proprietors' Clerk. At a meeting of the Proprietors in Dorchester, 
December 21, 1719, already referred to, a Committee was chosen, 
who in June following reported that " they find by computation that 
there is land sufficient in the township of Dorchester, that never has 
been divided, to make one hundred and fifty divisions to every pro- 
prietor." Therefore they proceeded to choose a Committee to lay out 
" to every such proprietor that can prove his right and propriety in 
every division of land yet undivided throughout the township of 
Dorchester to Plymouth bounds, the whole of his right togetlicr, or 
in as many parts as he sees cause ; he giving into the hands of the 
Committee in writing the place Avhcre, and tlie bounds, and the num- 



220 MEMORIALS AND GENEALOGIES. 

ber of acres he would have laid out, and the said Committee shall be 
obliged to lay out on the very spot to the man who first desires it ia 
writing." 

In 1718, Nathaniel Glover, Jr., quit-claimed rights in the Com- 
mon and Undivided Lands in the Township of Dorchester, as 
follows : 

To Nathaniel Glover, Sen. 

To all Chrisfian People to whom these Presents shall come, Greeting-. 
Know Ye, that I Nathaniel Glover, Junior, of Dorchester, Tanner, in 
tlie County of Suflblk in New England, Being one of the Proprietors 
of the Common and Undivided Lands in Dorchester aforesaid, Have 
given, granted, and by these Presents for certain reasons and con- 
siderations me thereunto moving, do freely, clearly and absolutely 
give, grant, quit-claim and confirm unto my Honored Father, Mr. 
Nathaniel Glover, of said Dorchester, Husbandman, Six hundred and 
sixty eight acres of my (as yet) Common and Undivided Lands in the 
New Grant in the Township of Dorchester aforesaid. The said land 
hereby given him the said Nathaniel Glover, to be sett oflT to him in 
such places as by lott it may happen to fall in the subdivision that 
shall hereafter be made betwixt us, when that my own Rights shall 
be set ofl" to me at the division of the whole Undivided lands in the 
Township of said Dorchester. To have and to hold the said Six hun- 
dred and Sixty Eight Acres, to him (my father), his heirs and assigns, 
to his and their own and proper use forever. 

In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and seal this tenth 
day of September, 1718. (Signed) Nathaniel Glover, Jr. 

In presence of us, 

Thomas Glover, 

Charles King. 

Sept. 10, 1718. Nathaniel Glover Junior personally appeared and 
acknowledged the above instrument to he his free Will, Act and Deed, 
before me, Elijah Danforth, Just, of Peace. 

June 6, 1720, at a meeting of the Proprietors, Nathaniel Brewer, 
Joseph Hall and Nathaniel Glover, Jr., were chosen a Committee for 
the purpose of laying out to every such proprietor that cap prove 
his right and propriety, his true and proper apportionment. It was 
also ordered that every man should bear the charges of laying out 
his own land. 

December 17, 1720, Nathaniel Glover, Jr., Nathaniel Brewer and 
Jonatlian Blake were appointed a Committee, and empowered to sell 
land, or timber, or ore, on any part of Dorchester New Grant. Mr. 
Glover was continued on the Committee until the close of their 
labors. 



NATHAXIEL GLOVER. 221 

The work of surveying and apportioning these lands progressed 
slowly ; the first and second generations, and very many of the third, 
had passed to their rest, with no otlier benefit arising from their own- 
ership and inheritance than that derived from the anticipation that 
at some time in the future they or their descendants would come in 
possession of extensive and valuable lands, which could be by them 
possessed and improved as Manorial estates. That such hopes were 
entertained and cherished by many of the Joint Stock Company, has 
been settled by writers of that time who had opportunity to become 
acquainted with theti- motives and lofty aims. These hopes and visions 
were never realized. When apportioned and entered upon, in cases 
where the claimants possessed sufficient courage to occupy and be- 
come inhabitants of such a wilderness as was that sterile and unin- 
viting region between Blue Hills on the North and the Colony line 
on the South, their visions vanislied like " castles in the air." Very 
many of them were dissatisfied with their allotments, and not without 
reason, probably, as new proprietors had come in and taken the 
places of the original ones, and many were displaced and dispossess- 
ed entirely by persons who had taken up lauds and settled on them 
without any inheritance or title. This was the case with the Glo- 
vers, much of the land allotted to them being claimed by usurpers, 
and could never be recovered except by a suit at law, to which they 
had an hereditary aversion, unless driven to it on the defensive. 
Nathaniel Glover, Jr., aside from his propriety, or inheritance from 
his father, became also a proprietor in his own right of nearly one 
thousand acres, very little of which was ever recovered. In the 
Twenty-five Divisions, now situated in Stoughton, in the allotment 
he received just one fourth of what was laid out originally to 
Mr. Glover, and one half of what was apportioned to his father. 
In Dead Swamp, 48th lot, he was to have two acres two quarters in 
every division. In 9th lot, in Burnt Swamp and Iron Mine Meadow, 
three acres of meadow bottom ; and so in all the other divisions, 
wherever the names of his father and grandfather occur. 

In 1722-3, Nathaniel Glover, Jr., as committee with Nathaniel 
Brewer and Jonathan Blake, sold a tract of land in Dorchester New 
Grant, called Iron Mine Moalow, or Burnt Swamp, to James Leon- 
ard, of Taunton, in the County of Bristol ; witnessed by Joseph Bass 
and Rachael Glover. 

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222 MEMORIALS AND GENEALOGIES. 

In 1722, January 9, Nathaniel Glover, Jr., tanner, sold a tract 
of upland to Joshua Fairbanks, situated in Dorchester New Grant. 

January 16, 1723, he sold to Ephraim Tucker, of Milton, eighty- 
eight acres of land in Dorchester New Grant. Bounds described as 
beginning at a white oak tree at the easterly end of Dorchester 
Swamp, in Stoughton. Acknowledged in person, Feb. 26, 1723. 

May 3, 1723, he sold Nathaniel Blake and James Blake, of Milton, 
yeomen, two hundred acres of land, situated in Dorchester New 
Grant, aforesaid, bounded westerly by marked trees. Considera- 
tion, one hundred pounds current money of New England. Ac- 
knowledged in person before Elijah Davenport, Justice of the Peace, 
May 13,1723. 

November 8, 1723, he sold a tract of land to William Sumner, of 
Milton ; said tract containing one hundred and sixty-two acres, lying 
near Dorchester Swamp, in Stoughton. 

December 3, 1723, he sold to Ralph Freeman two acres of land 
in every division of Dorchester New Grant. 

March 3, 1724-5, he, with his wife, sold to Ebenezer Clough, of 
Boston, their " Messuage, Dwelling House, Shop, Barr, Yard, Gar- 
dens, and all the land belonging to them, under, about and around 
the premises, at the southerly end of Boston." 

June 17, 1724, he sold a tract of land in Dorchester New Grant 
to Eleazer Carver. 

March 31, 1725, appears to be the last date in which his signature 
can be found in relation to the sale of any land. The following 
extract from an original deed of conveyance, of that date, of land 
belonging to the heirs of Nathaniel Glover, Sen., and in which they 
all join, is here given : 

We Nathaniel Gl(3ver, Tanner. John Glover and Thomas Glover, 
Yeomen, sons of Mr. Nathaniel Glover Sen. of Dorchester Deceased, 
with Mary Glover, Hannah Glover and Elizabeth Glover, Spinsters, 
daughters of Mr. Nathaniel Glover Sen. deceased, with our Honour- 
ed Mother, widow and relict of the said Nathaniel Glover Sen. afore- 
said, Quitclaim unto Oxenbridge Thacher Esq. of Milton, ten acres of 
Woodland belonging to our Honoured father, said land lying in the 
Town of Milton. 

Signed by Natharniel Glover, John Glover, Thomas Glover, Hannah 
Glover Senior, Mary Glover, Hannah Glover Junior, Elizabeth 
Glover. 



NATHANIEL GLOVER. 223 

Nathaniel Glover, Jr., coutiuiied to act as Committee and in defence 
of his rights and the rights of the original Proprietors against the 
new ones, and the conflict was continued. The judgment obtained 
at his Majesty's Superior Court begun and holden at Boston on the 
first Tuesday in May, 1719, was not accepted. An appeal was made 
through the Governor and Assistants, to the General Court at Bos- 
ton. A hearing was obtained before that body, but without success. 
It was proposed by the original Proprietors, who claimed under the 
apportionment of 1636, '37 and '38, as recorded on the Records of 
the Company's lands, that Nathaniel Glover, Jr., should be appointed, 
in case of a failure before this Court of the Colony, to proceed to 
England and plead their case before the King in Council. The 
reigning King at this time was George I., and it was finally deter- 
mined by the injured claimants to lay their case before his Majesty 
and obtain a decision from the Courts of Great Britain. Nathaniel 
Glover was accordingly chosen as their agent. The following ac- 
count was related to the writer by a distinguished and venerable 
great grandson of his, now deceased. It describes his appearance 
and characteristics at the final decision before the Superior Court, 
previous to his departure for England. 

" Nathaniel Glover, Jr.," says the narrator, " was present, and re- 
ceived it with becoming coolness and self-control. He arose and 
addressed the Court, making a collected statement of the great wrong 
which had been done, not only to himself, in his own personal rights, 
but to his ancestors, and announced his intention of appealing to the 
Court of Great Britain, where he expressed himself fully assured of 
having justice granted him." It is said, also, that his personal ap- 
pearance was majestic, and awed the Court, causing some of his ene- 
mies to tremble. '•' He was dressed in the full style of gentlemen 
at that time, with Coat of scarlet Broadcloth, the skirts plaited and 
wadded, reaching below the knee ; full sleeves, with cuffs reaching 
below the elbow, and wristbands fringed with lace j an embroidered 
band lay around the top with tassels in front. The trimmings which 
adorned the garment were of gold and silver, wrought in fringe or 
lace, and spread over it. Small Clothes or breeches of buff 
colour, with points of Ribbon at the knee ; the Vest of buff" colour, 
fringed witli lace. Buckles of Silver on the knees and on the Shoes." 
A powdered wig and three-cornered hat completed tlic dress, as it 
has been graphically described by the descendant alluded to. 



224 MEMORIALS AND GENEALOGIES. 

After making all necessary arrangements for his family, and col- 
lecting the requisite documents and copies of Court proceedings, he 
sailed for England in the month of April, 1725. He arrived safely 
in England and proceeded to London, where he obtained a hearing 
of his case before the King in Council. He was soon attacked, how- 
ever, with a fatal disease, and died before the consummation of his 
object. Thus closed the pursuit which had occupied his attention for 
seven years, and thus ended the controversy with the Dorchester 
Proprietors. The descendants of Glover and heirs at law were 
obliged to accept the apportionment of the new Proprietors, being, 
according to the statement, less by one thousand acres in the Twenty- 
Five Divisions, than had been allotted them in the original laying 
out, and to which they believed themselves justly entitled. 

In 1727, there was another list made out by the so-called new 
Proprietors, allowing only the former proportion which was assigned 
them by the grant of 1713; being eight acres to Mr. Glover, four 
acres to Nathaniel Glover, Sen., and two to Nathaniel Glover, Jr., 
in every single division of land in the Twenty-Five Divisions, 
and amounting to less by several hundred acres than their shares 
claimed. 

The plan printed on the next page represents the apportionment 
to the Glovers and others, according to the survey of 1713, and the 
decision of the new Proprietors. It relates only to the twenty-first 
and twenty-second lots in the Twenty-five Divisions, and shows the 
names of the persons owning in common, and with whom the Glovers 
were to divide. After the death of Nathaniel Glover, Jr., it appears 
no further efibrt was made to obtain the original claim of thirty-six 
acres, two quarters and twenty-five rods, out of every single Division 
in the Twenty-five Divisions, and there were set off to Mr. Glover 
two hundred acres, with one hundred and twelve to Nathaniel Glo- 
ver, and fifty to Nathaniel Glover, Jr., and the land was accepted and 
entered upon. Tlie portion of Mr. Glover remains to this (Jay in the 
possession of a descendant ; that of Nathaniel Glover was sold and 
became afterwards the Paul estate, but of whom purchased is not 
known ; and it is said the portion belonging to Nathaniel Glover, Jr., 
was taken up and settled upon by usurpers, and never sold by his 
heirs, by any legal conveyance. 



NATHANIEL GLOVEE. 



225 



A List of the Lotts in the Twenty-Five Divisions of Land, so called, 
late in the Township of Dorchester and now in Stoughton, contain- 
ing the names of the Proprietors in every Lott, and what quantity 
belongeth to Every Man. Proprietors' Rig-ht and propriety in a 
single Division, so called, and as it was laid out ; and being dou- 
bled Twenty-Five times, and the place where each lot was laid out. 
Which List was ordered to be made at a Proprietors' Meeting, on 
the Eighth day of December, 1127. 




A true Copy from the Proprietors' Records. 

James Blake, Proprietors^ Clerk. 

The following account of Nathaniel Glover, Jr., appeared in a 
Boston newspaper, under date of Dorchester, June 6th, 1726. 

" This day we have the afflicting news, that on March 13th last 
past, died of the Small Pox, in London, Mr. Nathaniel Glover of 
this Town, in the 49th year of his age. He was a great grandson 
of the Hon''''^ John Glover, Esq., one of the first Planters of Massa- 
chusetts, and one of the Magistrates or Assistants of the Colony, 
chosen in 1652. This descendant of his of late fell into an unhap- 
py Controversy with a great part of the inhabitants of the Town 
about the Right of the Undivided Lands ; and in April of last year 
went over as an Agent of the Aboriginal Proprietors, to the Court 



226 MEMORIALS AND GENEALOGIES. 

of Great Britain ; where he died just as he was expecting an audi- 
ence of his cause before the King in Councih 'Till this unhappy 
Contest began, he was greatly and universally respected and valued 
in the Town ; and his adversaries will yet generally own that he 
was a Gentleman of a sober life, strong natural powers, great pene- 
tration, and a kind and obliging neighbour ; and of such admirable 
command of temper, that no abuse of his enemies could either dis- 
turb him in his public argument, or move him to reflect upon them. 
He has left a virtuous and most sorrowful widow and six young child- 
ren. May God be a Father of the Fatherless, and a Judge of the 
Widow in His Holy Habitation. (Psalm 68 : 5.)" 

Rachael Glover, his widow, survived him about twenty-six years, 
and died April 10, 1752. She made her will, which bears date 
March 19, 1749. She is buried in the ancient burial place in Dor- 
chester, and has a gravestone. 

Rachael Glover, widow, is taxed in the List of Province Taxes, 
for estate real, personal, and one female slave, from 1726 to 1752. 

Will of Rachael Glover (Widow). 

In the name of God, Amen. This Nineteenth day of March, Anno 
Dom" One Thousand Seven Hundred and Forty-Nine, and in the 
Twenty-Third year of his Majesties Reign, King George the Second 
of Great Britain. 

I Rachael Glover of Dorchester, in the County of Suffolk, in the 
Province of Massachusetts Bay in New England, widow. Being at 
this present writing hereof, of a sound and disposing mind and memo- 
ry, do therefore make this my Last Will and Testament in manner and 
form as folio weth. 

Imp^ And first of all I recommend my precious Soul into the 
hands of God who gave it ; and my Body I commit to the Dust by a 
decent Christian burial, in the hope of the Resurrection of the Just. 
And as for my Worldly Good with which God hath seen fit to bless 
me, I give and dispose of it in the following manner. 

Imprimis. That all my just debts and funeral chai'ges be paid first 
out of my estate. Secondly. I then give unto my two daughters 
Hannah and Mary Glover all my Wearing Apparel, and all my House- 
hold Furniture of every sort, with all the Provisions that may be in 
the House at the time of my decease. And to the above named Mary 
Glover 1 give my negro boy Richard. And to my Grandson Richard 
Salter, sou to my daughter Rachael, I give One Hundred Pounds Old 
Tenor, or money equivalent thereunto, to be paid hitu by my Execu- 
tors when he arrives at the age of Twenty One Years of age ; but if 
he die before, the said sum is toboequally divided among my children. 

The remaining part of my Real and Personal estate 1 give to my 
Five Children, viz. : Nathaniel Glover, Alexander Glover, Pelatiah 
Glover, Ilanuah Glover, and Mary Glover, equally to be divided 
amons: them. 



NATHANIEL GLOVER. 227 

And I appoint my Two eldest sons Nathaniel Glover and Alexander 
Glover sole Executors of this my last Will and Testament. And that 
this is my last Will, exclusive of all others, I have, in Testimony 
hereof, set my hand and seale, this 19"' day of March, 1T49. 

K.ACHAEL -f- Glover, and seale. 

Her mark. 

Signed, sealed, published and de- 
clared to be my Last Will and Tes- 
tament, in presence of 

Joseph Bass, ^ 

Ruth Trott, I Witnesses. 

Christian Trott, ) 

Letters of administration, with the will annexed, were granted to 
the execfltors named in her will, but the administratioa was not fin- 
ished. Nathaniel Glover, eldest son and senior executor, of Boston, 
died in 1773. Alexander Glover, the second son, also died before 
the execution of the will. The estate was finally settled in 1785^ 
about thirty-three years after her death, by her eldest grandson, 
Alexander Glover, jun. 

Suffolk ss. Nov. 8, 1785. The Second Account of Alexander Glo- 
ver, Administrator with the Will annexed, of the Estate of his late 
Grandmother Rachael Glover, Late of Dorchester, in said County, 
Widow, Deceased. 

Said Accomptant prays Allowance as follows. 

For the foot of the Debit of Account exhibited May 31, 

178,5 £4 16 

To ditto paid the Dividers and Appraisers . . 110 

To ditto Expenses of Dividers and Appraisers . 9 

To ditto for Exam^ Allow!^ and Record" This Acct. 

and Copy thereof 6 8 

To ditto for Drawing out this Account ... 1 

To Allowance to the Administrator for his time and 

trouble in Administerino^, &c 5 00 00 



12 02 8 
Novembers, 1785. Alexander Glover. 

Suffolk ss. Alexander Glover, Administrator cum Testamentis an- 
nexis, presented the aforegoing Account, produced Vouchers, and was 
sworn. 

Examined and Allowed by Me this 8"" day of November, 1785. 

0. Wendell, Judge of Probate. 

Attest : William Cooper, Register. 

(7) MARY GLOVER, the eldest daughter of Nathaniel and 
Hannah (Hinckley) Glover, was born at the homestead in Dorchester, 
April 12, 1679, and baptized at the Dorchester Church 20 (2) 1679, 



228 MEMORIALS AND GENEALOGIES. 

by Rev. Josiali Flint. The date of her death has not been ascer- 
tained. 

In December, 1696, her name "was enrolled amonj^ those who were 
examined and owned the covenant, and in 1701-2 she was admitted 
to join the Church in full communion. 

In 1723 the name of Mary Glover appears as a witness to a deed 
from Nathaniel Glover, senior, to Thomas and Hannah Glover. 

July 17, 1724, she appeared before the magistrate and acknow- 
ledged the above deed, her father having deceased a short time before. 

Mary Glover, at her father's decease in 1723-4, came in posses- 
sion of one-third of the twenty-six acres of land which she, with her 
sisters Hannah and Elizabeth, received by a deed of gift from her 
father, bearing date Nov. 20, 1723. 

In 1724 her name appears among a list of those who were share- 
holders in the Common and Undivided Lands. In 1725, May 31, her 
name appears on a deed confirming the sale of ten acres of wood- 
land, in Milton, to Oxcnbridge Thacher. (See page 222.) 

In 1725, at the decease of her sister Elizabeth, she came in pos- 
session of one half of her share; and in 1729 the following indenture 
was executed between Mary Glover and her sister Hannah Glover. 

Indenture between Hannah Glover and her sister Mary Glover. 

This Indenture, made the Fifth of March, 1729, and in the Second 
Year of Our Sovereign Lord George tlie Second, King of Great Bri- 
tain, &c., between Mary Glover of Dorchester, in the County of Suf- 
folk and in the Province of Massachusetts Bay in New England, 
Spinster, on the one part, and Hannah Glover of the same Dorchester, 
&c., on the other part. 

Whereas There are Certain Pieces or Parcels of Land and Meadow 
in Dorchester aforesaid, now in the possession of the said Mary and 
Hannah Glover, holden by them in joint or equal shares, under and 
by virtue of a Deed from their father Mr. Nathaniel Glover sen"^, now 
Deceased, bearing date the 20"" day of November, 1723, as by refer- 
ence to said Deed of Gift may more fully and at large appear. | 

Now the said Mary and Hannah Glover have mutually agreed and I 
consented, and also acknowledged, made and finished a Division of | 
said Land, to the end, intent and purpose that each other of them the | 
said Mary and Hannah Glover, their heirs and assigns, may know, 
have, hold, use, possess and enjoy each their proper part and propor- 
tion thereof Forever, in manner and form following. 

That is to say, That the said Mary Glover, her Heirs and Assigns, 
shall have, hold, use, possess and enjoy that part wliich is called the 
Little Pasture or Second Division, about Twelve Acres more or less, 
in full for her part. Bounded North on the Way leading to Dainm 
Meadow ; West, partly on the Land of Hannah Glover and pai-tly on 



I 



NATHANIEL GLOVER. 229 

Land of Moses Billings ; South on Rye Field Hill ; and Easterly on the 
Land of said Moses Billings. 

Now this Indenture Witnesseth for a further confirmation of the 
aforesaid Division and Partition, that the said Hannah Glover, for her- 
self and her Heirs, Executors, Administrators and Assigns, do fully, 
freely and absolutely grant, release, assign, enfeoflfe and confirm unto 
the said Mary Glover, her Heirs and Assigns forever, all that before 
mentioned Little Pasture or Second Division as it is before described 
and bounded, together with all the appurtenances thereof, against the 
lawful claims of all persons claiming any Right, title or interest thereto 
or therein, from or under me the said Hannah Glover. 

In witness whereof, the said Hannah Glover hath to this Indenture 
put her hand and scale, the day and year first above written, in pre- 
sence of Us, 

David Rawson, Hannah Glover. 

Thomas Glover. 

A duplicate was drawn the same daj', conveying the remaining por- 
tion of the land to Hannah Glover, and signed by Mary Glover, in 
presence of David Rawson and Thomas Glover. 

In 1733 Mary Glover went to reside with her sister in Boston, 
who was married and had removed there. 

In 1737 she made a transfer of all her estate of inheritance, both 
real and personal, as expressed in the following deed of gift to her 
sister Hannah Laws. 

Deed of Gift from Maiij Glover, of Bostoji, to Hannah Laws. 

To all people before whom these Presents may come. Know ye, 
That I Mary Glover of Boston, in the County of Suffolk in New 
England, send Greeting. 

Know ye, That I the said Mary Glover, for and in consideration of the 
sum of Ten Shillings to me in hand paid at and before the delivery of 
these Presents by my sister Hannah Laws, of Boston, aforesaid, 
widow, the receipt whereof I do hereby acknowledge, but more espe- 
cially for the love, good will and aifection which I have and do bear 
unto her ; I have given, granted, enfeoffed and confii-med, and do by 
these Presents give, grant, enfeofife and confirm unto her the said 
Hannah Laws, All my share. Right, Title and Interest of and in a cer- 
tain parcel of Land in Dorchester, in the County and Province afore- 
said, containing Twenty Six Acres ; and also a piece of Salt Marsh 
lying on the South side of Pine Neck, with all the privileges and ap- 
purtenances thereof; which Lands are particularly described and 
bounded in and by a certain Deed of Gift from my Honored father 
Mr. Nathaniel Glover of Dorchester (Deceased), Yeoman, made to 
rae and my two sisters the said Hannah and Elizabeth Glover, bearing 
date the Twentieth day of November, 1723, and recorded the Twenty 
Seventh day of November, 1724, with the Records of Deeds for Suf- 
folk County, by John Ballantine, Register ; relation thereto or the 
record thereof being had, will more fully appear. 
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230 MEMORIALS AND GENEALOGIES. 

And also 2 Feather beds and 2 Feather bolsters, a Coverlet, 2 Blan- 
kets, 3 large Pewter Piatters, One small Pewter Platter, 6 Pewter 
Plates, One" Iron Porridge pot, One Iron Kettle, 6 Leather Chairs, 
Great Brass Kettle, 2 Turkey Worked Stools, 6 Three-backed Chairs, 
a parcel of Linen and Woolen, and all my Wearing- Apparel, together 
with half a Silver Tankard. 

And also I give to my said sister Hannah Laws a Certain Bond from 
tinder the hand and scale of my brother Thomas Glover, dated the 15 
day of July, 1736, of the penalty of Two Hundred Pounds, condition- 
al for the payment of One Hundred Pounds with Lawful interest 
thereon for the same on or before the IS"" day of July, 1731, which 
remains due and the Bond fair and Uncancelled. To Have and to 
Hold all the above given and granted Lands and personal Estate, and 
the whole of the aforesaid Bond, unto her the said Hannah Laws 
(Widow), her heirs. Executors, Administrators and assigns forever. 
And I the said Mary Glover do avouch myself to be the sole, true 
and Lawful owner of the said Land and Premises, and have in myself 
full power and Lawful authority to give, grant and dispose thereof in 
manner as aforesaid. 

And I the said Mary Glover do hereby Covenant to and with the 
said Hannah Laws, her Heirs, Executors, x\dministrators and Assigns, 
by these Presents, to Warrant and defend the said granted and given 
Land and Premises, Personal Estate and Bond, unto her the said Han- 
nah Laws, her Heirs, Executors, Administrators and Assigns, Forever, 
Against Myself, My Heirs, and all persons claiming any Right or In- 
terest therein from, by or under Me. 

In Witness whereof, I the said Mary Glover have hereunto put my 
hand and scale this 14 day of September, 1737, and in the Eleventh 
Year of Our Sovereign Lord George the Second, Anno Domini 1737. 

Mary Glover, and a Scale. 
Signed, sealed and delivered in presence of us, 
John Beard, 
Mary Hanover. 

Manora7idum. 

This 23'' day of September, 1737, The said Mary Glover delivered 
to the said Hannah Laws, and the said Hannah Laws accepted and 
received, One of the Six Pewter Plates granted and conveyed by the 
above written Instrument, in the name of the whole, in presence of us, 

John Beard, 
Maiy Hanover. 

Boston, September 28, 1737. Mrs. Mary Glover personally appear- 
ed before me, William Tyng, Justice of the Peace, and acknowledged 
the foregoing Instrument to be her free Act and Deed. 

Attest : William Tyng. 

January 10, 1743, 'Mavy Glover witli others conveys lier Right in 
a tract of land in Stoughton to her brother Thomas Glover, of Dor- 
chester, as follows : 



NATHANIEL GLOVER. 231 

To all People to whom these Presents shall come. We Mary Glover 
of Boston, Spinster ; and Hannah Glover and Mary Glover junior, 
both of Dorchester, Spinsters ; All in the County of Suffolk and 
Province of the Massachusetts Bay in New England, send Greeting-. 

Know Ye, that We the said Mary Glover, Hannah Glover and Mary 
Glover junior, for and in consideration of the sum of Fifty Pounds to 
Us in hand paid before the enleasing- and delivery of these Presents, 
by Thomas Glover of Dorchester aforesaid. Gentleman ; We the said 
Mary Glover, Haimah Glover and Mary Glover junior, have given, 
granted, sold, aliened, enleased, conveyed and confirmed unto him 
the said Thomas Glover, his heirs and assigns forever, all the Right, 
Title, Interest, Use, Possession and Property, claim or demand what- 
soever, of, in or to a certain Parcel or Tract of Land Lying in Stough- 
ton, in the County and Province aforesaid. Containing Two Hundred 
Acres, Laid out to Mr. Glover in the year A.D. 1116, in the Twenty- 
five Divisions in Dorchester New Grant (so called), as by the Proprie- 
tors Records of Dorchester may more fully appear. 

Said Land is bounded Southerly on the Nineteenth and Twentietli 
Letts ; Northerly on Land laid out to Nathaniel Glover ;* Westerly 
on Land laid out to Samuel Rigbee and Sherebiah Butt partly, and 
partly on Dorchester Swamp ;f or however otherwise bounded or re- 
puted to be bounded. To Have and to Hold, all and singular the 
afore granted Premises, with all the Privileges and Appurtenances be- 
longing to the aforesaid Premises, Unto the said Thomas Glover, Sen"", 
his heirs and assigns forever, without the Least let or hindrance, suit 
or molestation from Us, or any Persons claiming by, from, or under 
Us, the said Mary Glover, Hannah Glover and Maiy Glover junior. 

In Testimony whereof, We have hereunto set our hands and scales, 

This Tenth day of January, One Thousand Seven Hundred and Forty 

three, and in the Seventeenth Year of his Majesty's Reign, King 

George the Second, &c. 

Mary Glover of Boston. 

Hannah Glover, ) r -n i +^ 
•,r ri . > of Dorchester. 

Mary Glover jun. \ 

Signed, sealed and delivered in presence of as, 
Alexander Glover, 
Hannah Laws. 
Dorchester, February 22, 1743. Then the above named Mary 
Glover, Hannah Glover and Mary Glover jun' appeared before me per- 
sonally and acknowledged the above written Instrument to be their 
free Will, Act and Deed. 

Thomas Tileston, Juslice of Cue Peace. 

The above date of Feb. 22, 1743, is the last found of Mary Glo- 
ver, that can be identified with any certainty. Tliere have been 
many conjectures concerning her. She had at this date attained the 
age of 66 years, and was residing in Boston with her sister Mrs. 

* The son of Mr. Glover who died in 1G57. 
t In Stoughton. 



232 MEMORIALS AND GENEALOGIES. 

Hannah Laws. From what has been gathered she seems fully to hare 
disposed of all her property, both real and personal. It is not known 
that she ever married. There is a marriage entered on the Boston 
Records, March 1, 1743, of a Mary Glover, of Boston, with Zebulon 
Hastings, of Watertown, which is only a few days after the date of 
her acknowledgment of the above conveyanced land ; but circum- 
stances render it extremely doubtful as to its relating to the Mary 
Glover whose brief history has been here given. The most reason- 
able conjecture is, that she died unmarried, and in Boston ; but the 
time when, or the place where, is shrouded in obscurity. Some per- 
sons have supposed that she went to England, and died there ; and 
there is some plausibility in the suggestion, but no proof, not even by 
tradition. She had relations there, as cousins and others, who might 
have entertained her ; but, with no further evidence, we must leave 
her in Boston. 

(8) HANNAH GLOVER, the second daughter of Nathaniel 
and Hannah (Hinckley) Glover, was born at the homestead in Dor- 
chester, July 26, 1681, and baptized 10 (5) 1681, at the Dorchester 
church. In 1701-2 she was examined and owned the covenant 
before the church. March 2, 1706-7, at the age of twenty-five years, 
she was admitted to the church in full communion. In 1723 she re- 
ceived from her father, by deed of gift, conjointly with her brother 
Thomas Glover, a portion or right which might come to him in the 
distribution of the estate of his uncle John Glover. (See page 187). 

Nov. 20, 1723, she received a portion of Newbury farm by another 
deed of gift from her father. 

Her name appears on the agreement of the heirs, in 1724, at the 
final settlement of the estate of John Glover, Esq., of Boston, who 
was her great grandfather. (See page 77). 

In 1725, after the decease of her father, she joins in the sale of a 
tract of woodland in Milton to Oxenbridge Thacher, as Hannah 
Glover junior. 

In 1729 she makes a division of land with her sister Mary Glover. 

Hannah Glover w^as married to Thomas Laws, Esq., of Marble- 
head, March 10, 1733, at the age of 51 years, and removed to Bos- 
ton. Thomas Laws died in Boston in 1736. She lived a widow 
thirteen years, and died in Boston, July 1, 1749, in her 68th year, 
and was buried in the ancient burial yard at Dorchester. 



NATHANIEL GLOVER. 233 

About one year previous to her death, she made transfers of her 
property: the first, June 2, 1748, to her brother John Glover, of 
Dorchester; and June 20, 1748, to her brother Thomas Glover, of 
Newbury farm, Dorchester: 

Hannah Laws to her brother John Glover. 

Know All Men by these Presents, that I Ilannah Laws of Boston, 
in the County of Suffolk and Province of the Massachusetts Bay in 
New England, Widow, for and in consideration of the sum of Ten 
Pounds lawful money, and for the love and affection which I have and 
do bear towards my brother John Glover, and to his heirs and As- 
signs forever, of Dorchester, in the County and Province aforesaid, 
Yeoman. Have given, granted, bargained, sold, conveyed and con- 
firmed unto him the said John Glover and to his heirs and Assigns 
forever, A Certain piece of Land in Dorchester aforesaid, containing 
about Eight Acres, more or less, and is bounded Northerly on Land 
belonging to Moses Billings ; Westerly on said Glover's Land ; 
Southerly on a fence ; Easterly on Land in the possession of my 
brother Thomas Glover. 

And Also a piece of Salt Marsh in the aforesaid Dorchester, con- 
taining four Acres More, on the South side of Pine Neck (so called), 
both pieces being in the possession and improvement of the said John 
Glover. To Have and to Hold the land and Salt Marsh above men- 
tioned unto him the said John Glover and to his heirs and Assigns for- 
ever, by virtue of these presents. 

In witness whereof, I the said Hannah Laws have set my hand and 
seal, this 20"^ day of June, 1748. 

(Signed) Haxxah Laws. 

Signed, sealed and delivered in presence of us, 
Sarah -f- Triches, 

Her mark. 

Abijah Hart. 
Suffolk ss. At His Majesties Court of Common Pleas, held at Bos- 
ton, for said County, the first Tuesday of July, 1749. Then appeared 
Sarah Triches and Abijah Hart and made Oath that they saw Hannah 
Laws, the Above Grantor, sign and deliver the above Instrument as 
her free Act and Deed, and that they set their hands as Witnesses to 
the Execution thereof at the same time. 

Attest : MiDDLECOTT Cooke. 

[Received July 13, 1749.] 

Hannah Laws to TJiomas Glover. 

Know all men by these Presents, that I Hannah Laws of Boston, 
in the County of Suffolk and Province of Massachusetts Baj' in New 
England, Widow, for and in consideration of the sum of ten pounds 
lawful money, and for the love and atfection which I have and do bear 
to my brother Thomas Glover of Dorchester, in the County and Pro- 
vince aforesaid, Gentleman, have given, granted, bargained, sold, con- 
veyed and confirmed unto him the said Thomas Glover and to his heirs 
21^ 



234 MEMORIALS AND GENEALOGIES. ^ 

and assigns forever, a certain piece or Parcel of land in Dorchester 
aforesaid, containing about twelve acres, more or less ; and is bound- 
ed Easterly and Northerly on land belonging to Moses Billings ; West- 
erly and Southerly as the fence now stands ; which land is in the pos- 
session and improvement of my brother Thomas Glover. To have 
and to hold the said land above mentioned, with the privileges and 
appurtenances unto him the said Thomas Glover, his heirs and as- 
signs forever, by virtue of these Presents. 

In witness whereof, I the said Hannah Laws have hereunto set my 
hand and seal this 20 day of June, 1648. 

Hannah Laws. 
Signed, sealed and delivered in presence of us, 
Sarah -j- T riches, 

ller mark. 

Abijah Hart. 
At His Majesty's Court of Common Pleas, held at Boston for said 
County of Suffolk, on the first Tuesday of July, 1749, then appeared 
Sarah Triches and Abijah Hart, and made Oath that they saw Hannah 
Laws, the above Grantor, sign, seal and deliver the above Instrument 
as her act and deed, and that they set their names as Witnesses to 
the Execution thereof at the same time. 

Attest : MiDDLEcoTT Cooke. 

(9) ELIZABETH GLOVER, the third and youngest daughter 
of Nathaniel and Hannah (Hiucklej) Glover, was born at the home- 
stead in Dorchester, July 26, 1683, baptized 29 (5) 1683, by Rev. 
John Hanforth at the Dorchester church, and died in Dorchester 
April 11, 1725, in her 42d year, unmarried. In 1701-2 she was ex- 
amined before the church and owned the covenant, and was admitted 
to full communion April 2, 1706. 

We have a date of her in 1724, at the final settlement of the estate 
of John Glover, Esq., who was her great grandfather. Another 
Nov. 7, 1723, as a witness to a deed from her father to Hannah 
Glover and Thomas Glover, and also in acknowledgment of his act 
in 1724. 

Nov. 20, 1723, she received a portion of the Newbury farm estate, 
by a deed of gift from her father ; and the last time her name ap- 
pears on any writing, is in the transaction of Glovers to Oxenbridge 
Thachcr, of Milton, after the decease of her father, as a signer to 
that document, March 31, 1725. There appears to have been no 
settlement to her estate. Her sisters Mary and Hannah shared her 
property between them. 

(10) JOHN GLOVER, the fourtli son of Nathaniel and Hannah 
(Hinckley) Glover, was born at tlic homestead in Dorchester, Sept. 



NATHANIEL GLOVER. 235 

18, 1687, was baptized at the Dorchester church, 2 (8) 1687, by 
Rev. John Danforth, and died in Braintree (now Quincy), July 6, 
1768, in his 81st year. He was twice married. First, to Susannah 
Ellison, of Boston, January 1, 1714, by the Rev. Peter Thacher, of 
Milton. She was born in Boston in 1690, and died at Dorchester in 
January, 1724, in her 35th year. The names of her parents have 
not been ascertained. At the time of her marriage she resided in 
the family of the Rev. Peter Thacher, of Milton, and was a cousin 
of his wife. She was also a near relative of the Oxenbridge family 
of Boston. Second, he was was married Dec. 22, 1724, by Samuel 
Checkley, Esq., of Boston, to Mary Horton, of Milton, who survived 
him and died in Braintree Dec. 19, 1775, aged 71 years. 

His first wife was a member of the church at ]\Iilton before her 

marriage. Their four eldest children were baptized there by the 

Rev. Peter Thacher, their father owing the covenant. In 1729, John 

. Glover and Mary his wife were admitted to join that church in full 

communion, and had four more children baptized there. 

John Glover was a landholder by inheritance ; and by purchase, 
he made extensive additions to his landed estate. 

We have the following dates of him on record : the fii-st in 1 724, 
as one of the heirs of John Glover, Esq., of Boston, to the Common 
and Undivided Lands (page 77); and in March, 1725, in the sale 
of a wood lot in Milton by the heirs of Nathaniel Glover, senior. 
John Glover's bond to John George and John Trail bears date March 
1, 1738; witnessed by Thomas Glover and Thomas Maccarty. Oct. 
5, 1739, he purchased of John George a tract of land situated in 
Braijitree ; witnessed by Thomas Glover and Rachel Hinckley. In 
1741 John Glover and Mary his wife sold a tract of land to Robert 
Auchmuty, Esq., and others. The deed represents the land to have 
been in Braintree, County of Suffolk, containing thirty-four acres, and 
the consideration one hundred pounds. The names of the purchasers 
were Robert Auchmuty, Esq., of Boston ; Samuel Adams and William 
Stoddard, Esqs., of Boston ; Peter Chardon, of Boston, merchant ; 
Samuel Watts, of Chelsea, County of Suffolk ; George Leonard, of 
Norton, County of Bristol; Robert Hall, of Beverly, County of Es- 
sex ; John Choate, of Ipswich, County of Essex ; and Thomas Chce- 
ver, of Lynn, County of Essex. The land is described as adjoining 
land of Moses Belcher, John Glover, and William Rawson. 



236 



MEMORIALS AND GENEALOGIES. 



Children of John and Susannah (Ellison) Glover, born in Dor- 
chester : 



8, 1715 



-[-41. Susannah, b. Jan 

+42. John, b. April 4, UH ; m 

+43. Joseph, b. June 6, 1720 
+44. Jerusha, 



m. Lazarus Pope, of Stoughton. 
1st, Elizabeth Bill ; 

2d, Mary , of Bristol, R. I. 

m. Elizabeth Bass, of Boston, 
b. Dec. 3, 1722 ; m. Col. Wm. Burbeck, of Boston. 



45. 

+46. 

+47. 
+48. 



+49. 

+50. 

+51. 

52. 



By wife Mary Horton : 



Nathaniel, b. 
Nathaniel, b. 



Josiah, b. 
Elisha, b. 



Ezra, b. 

Enoch, b. 

Mary, b. 

Jacob, b. 



Sept. 
Dec. 



Dec. 
Jan. 



Jan. 
May 
April 
July 



m. 



30, 1725 ; d. Dec. 5, 1725. 
12, 1731; 

1st, Mary Field, of Braintree ; 
2d, Abigail Copeland, of Braintree. 
5 1726; m. Mar}'^ Blackman, of Dorchester. 
', 1729; 

1st, Elizabeth Glover, of Dorchester ; 
2d, Jerusha Billings, of Dorchester. 
25, i732 ; m. Elizabeth Belcher, of Chelsea. 
14, 1734; m. Susannah Bird, of Dorchester. 
21, 1736 ; ra. Elijah Belcher, of Braintree. 
29, 1737 ; d. in infancy. 



In 1734 he was elected Constable, but declined to serve, and paid 
his fine. He served for several years as a Grand Juror for the County 
of Suffolk. 



Glovers' Conveyance to John Glover. 

To All People to whom these Presents shall Come. Thomas Glover 
of Dorchester, Gentleman ; Nathaniel Glover of Boston, Gentleman ; 
Alexander Glover of Dorchester, Tanner ; and Pelatiah Glover of 
Boston, Innholder ; All in the County of Suffolk and in the Province 
of Massachusetts Bay in New England, send Greeting. 
,' Know Ye, That We the aforesaid Thomas Glover, Nathaniel Glover, 
Alexander Glover and Pelatiah Glover, for and in consideration of 
Two Hundred Pounds in Money to them in hand paid before the en- 
sealing and delivery of these Presents, by John Glover of Dorchester, 
in the County and Province aforesaid. Yeoman ; have given, granted, 
Bargained, Sold, Aliened, Enfeoffed, Conveyed and Confirmed unto 
the said John Glover and to his Heirs and Assigns Forever, All the 
Right, Title, Interest, Inheritance, Use, Property and Possession, 
Claim or Demand Whatsoever, of, in and to a Certain Tract or Parcel 
of Land in Stoughton in the County and Province aforesaid. Said 
Land containing about Three Hundred Acres, be the same more or 
less ; situate and lying within the Twelve Divisions of Land (so call- 
ed) in Dorchester New Grant, and which was sold to Nathaniel 
Stearns, as by Deed upon Record may more fully appear. 

To Have and to Hold, All and Singular the above bargained Pre- 
mises, with their Appurtenances, to him the said John Glover, his 



NATHANIEL GLOVEE. 237 

Heirs and Assigns Forever, and all the Right, Title, Interest, Inheri- 
tance, Claim or Demand whatsoever, without the Least Lett or hin- 
drance, suit or denial, from us, or any person by, from or under us the 
aforesaid Thomas Glover, Nathaniel Glover, Alexander Glover and 
Pelatiah Glover. In Testimony whereof, We have hereunto set our 
hands and seals, this Tenth day of July, 1742, aud in the Sixteenth 
Year of His Majesty's reign King George the Second. 

Thomas Glover, and seal. 

Nathaniel Glover, and seal. 

Alexander Glover, and seal. 

Pelatiah Glover, and seal. 
Signed, sealed and delivered in presence of us, 
William Bowen, 
Thomas Paine. 
Boston, Aug. 18, 1743. Thomas Glover, Nathaniel Glover, Alex- 
ander Glover and Pelatiah Glover personally appeared, and each ac- 
knowledged the above written Instrument to be their free Act and 
Deed. Habijah Savage. 

Ill Vol. 80, pp. 273-4, Suffolk Registry of Deeds, dated Boston, 
Aug. 18, 1743, is a quit-claim deed wherein "John Glover, of Dor- 
chester, Yeoman, and Thomas Glover, of Dorchester, Gentleman, in 
the County of Suffolk, and in His Majesty's Province of Massachu- 
setts Bay in New England, sold to Nathaniel Glover, of Boston, 
Gent., in the County and Province aforesaid, in consideration of two 
hundred pounds in Money, All their Right, Title, Interest and Inheri- 
tance, Use, Property and Possession of, in and to a Certain Tract of 
Land Lying in Stoughton in the same County and Province ; Said 
Tract containing five hundred acres, with allowance for bad land, 
which said land Mr. Nathaniel Glover recovered by a judgment of 
the Supreme Court in the year 1719 or 20." It is represented to be 
bounded as follows : " Southerly on the Colony Line ; Westerly, 
partly on the School-farm and partly on the 60th Lott ; Northerly, 
partly on Bray Wilkins, partly on the Road, and partly on the School- 
farm; Easterly, partly on the 51st and 52d Lotts, partly on a One 
hundred Acre lott belonging to James Barber, and partly on a Two 
hundred and Eighty acre lott belonging to a Mr. Pool," &c. Signed 
by John Glover and Thomas Glover, in presence of William Bowen 
and Thomas Caine, and acknowledged in person by the parties.* 

* The above or another tract of five htin(h-ed acres of land is referred to in a conveyance 
of a tract from Samuel Fayerweather and Abigail Fayerweather, of South Kingston, Rliode 
Island, to John Commee, of Stoughton, said land being in Common and Undivided, and 
lying in the town of Stoughton, bounded on Mr. Glover's five hundred acrcf!, &c. Signed 
at Bristol County, Tuuutou, Aug. 12, 17G5, by Samuel Fayerweather and Abigail Fayer- 
weather. 



238 MEMORIALS AXD GENEALOGIES. 

Will of John Glover. 

In tlie name of God, Amen. This Twenty Seventh day of March, 
and m the year of our Lord One Thousand Seven Hundred and Fifty 
One and in the Thirty first year of His Majestie's Reign, King George 
the Second, I John Glover of Dorchester, in the County of Suffolk in 
New England, Yeoman ; considering the Uncertainty of Life, and 
being now in sound disposing mind and Memory, do make and declare 
this my last Will and Testament in the manner and form following. 
That is to say — 

Imp First and principally I resign my precious and immortal soul 
into the hands of Almighty God my Heavenly Father, trusting through 
the merits of His free grace and the merits and intercession of the 
Lord Jesus Christ the only Saviour of Mankind, to obtain the forgive- 
ness of my sins and justification to Eternal Life. 

My body I commit to the Earth, to be decently buried according to 
the discretion of my Executors, hereinafter named. 

2Hj. After my just debts and funeral expenses are well and truly 
paid out of my Estate by my Executors, I will, devise and bequeath j 
my Temporal Estate as followeth, viz. 

I give to my beloved wife Mary Glover One third part of my Estate 
during her natural Life, as the Law directs. | 

Item. I give to my son John Glover the sum of One Hundred and i 
ten pounds lawful money, to be paid out of my Estate by my Execu- 
tors hereinafter named within one year after my decease. 

Item. I give to my son Joseph Glover the sum of One Hundred 
Pounds, to be paid out of my Estate by my Executors within one year j 
after my decease. r r^ ^ \ 

Item. I give to my daughter Susanna Pope the sum of h orty ] 
Pounds, to be paid by my Executors within Two Years after My De- | 

cease. r. -n + I 

Item. I give to my daughter Jerusha Burbeck the sum ot J^ orty 

Pounds, besides what I have already given her, to be paid by my 

Executors within one year after my Decease. 

Item. I give to ray Grand-daughter Mary Belcher, besides what i 

have already given her mother (now deceased), the sum of Thirty | 

Pounds if she shall live to the age of Twenty One Years, or be mar- ' 

ried ; but in case she shall not live, then it is not to be paid, but to 

remain to my Executors. 

Item. I give to my sons Josiah, Elisha, Nathaniel, Ezra and Enoch 

Glover, to be equally divided between them. My Two Dwelling Houses 
adjoining together, my Barn, Corn House, also all my Farm both Up- 
land and Meadow in Dorchester and Braintree. Bounded Easterly, 
partly on Jonathan Rawson's Land, and partly on Edmund Bilhngs 
Land, and partly on Moses Billings' Land, and partly on Thomas 
Glover's Land. Southerly, partly on Edmund Billings's Land, and 
partly on Moses Billings, Enoch Ilorton, Nathan Babcock and Thomas 
Lyon's Salt Marsh, and partly on Sagamore Creek. Westerly, on a 
Salt Marsh belonging to Joseph Billings partly, and on Sagamore 
Creek, or however otherwise bounded or reputed to be bounded. Also, 
my Twenty Acres of Woodland in said Braintree. Bounded Easterly 
on Land of Andrew Belcher, Esq. ; Northerly, on the land of Enoch 



NATHA^^IEL GLOVER. 239 

Eorton ; Westerly, on Laud of Nathan Babcock ; and Southerly, on 
Land formerly belonging to Edmund Quincy, Esq. 

Further, that the aforesaid sums are to be paid out of my Whole 
Estate if there be occasion for it by my said sons, viz., Josiah, Elisha, 
Nathaniel, Ezra and Enoch Glover. 

And Lastly, I do hereby appoint my two sons Josiah and Elisha 
Executors of this my Last Will and Testament. Hereby revoking- all 
former Wills by me made, in Witness whereof I the said John Glover 
have hereunto set mj hand and scale, in the presence of these Wit- 
nesses, the day and year first above written (March 27, 1T51). 

John Glover, and a seal. 

Moses Billings, ^ 

John Billings, >- Witnesses. 

Edmund Billings. ) 

Inventory of this Estate taken February 14, 1169. 

(11) THOMAS GLOYER, the third and youngest son of Mr. 
Nathaniel and Hannah (Hinckley) Glover, was born at the homestead 
in Dorchester, Dec. 26, 1690; was baptized 28 (10) 1690, by Rev. 
John Danforth, and died at Newbury farm, in that town, June 16, 
1758, in his 68th year. He was buried in the ancient cemetery at 
Quincy, and has a gravestone. 

June 7, 1722, at the age of 32 years, he was married to Elizabeth 
Clough, of Boston, by Rev. Thomas Prince, of the Old South Church, 
Boston. He resided at Newbury farm from the time of his father's 
removal there, and succeeded to it in 1723-4, at the time of his 
father's decease, 

June 9, 1717, he was admitted to the Dorchester Church in full 
communion. April 12, 1728, Elizabeth, the wife of Thomas Glover, 
was admitted to full communion. In 1729 he received the commis- 
sion of Deputy Sheriff for the County of Suffolk, from under the 
hand and seal of Edward Winslow, Esq., which service he performed 
with great faithfulness and ability for several years, and until his 
health required him to relinquish it. 

In 1734 he was chosen to be one of the Selectmen, and he served 
a few years in that office. He also served as Grand Juror at several 
times. 

In 1741 a commission of *' Lieutenant of a Troop of Horse, under 
the command of Estes Hatch, Esq., of the First Regiment of Horse 
in the Province of Massachusetts Bay in New England," was granted 
" to Thomas Glover, Esq., of Dorchester, by Jonathan Belcher, Esq., 
Governor of his Majesty's Province, in the 15th year of his Majesty's 
reign, King George H.," &c. 



240 MEMOEIALS AND GENEALOGIES. 

Children of Thomas and Elizabeth (Clough) Glover, born in 
Boston and Dorchester : 

-|-53. Thomas, b. Sept. 1, 1723; m. Rebeckah Pope, of Stoughton. 
4-54. Elijah, b. July, 20, 1725 ; 

) 1st, Abigail Kingsley, of Milton ; 
^- f 2d, Elizabeth Tucker, of Milton. 

55. Elizabeth, b. Oct. 7, 1727 ; d. Aug. 28, 1729, in her 2d year. 

56. Anna, b. Feb. 15, 1729 ; d. March 4, 1730, in her 2d year. 
+57. William, b. Aug. 1, 1731 ; m. Mary Capen, of Dorchester. 
-|-58. James, b. June 5, 1734 ; 

1st, Lois Bent, of Framingham ; 
2d, Mary Hill Metcalf, of Franklin. 
+59. Ebenezer, b. June 27, 1736 ; 

1st, Sarah Wadsworth, of Milton ; 

2d, Mary Davenport, of Milton. 

60. Elizabeth, b. Sept. 6,1733; m. (48) Elisha Glover, of Dor- 

chester. 

61. Dorothy, b. Dec. 20,1739; d. March 19, 1740, aged 4 months 

21 days. 

62. John Clough, b. Nov. 19, 1743 ; d. Sept. 26, 1744, aged 10 

months 4 days. 
] no r 1 1 T\r on i fr < c C 1 st, Daniel Arnold, of Braintree ; 

+68. Jerusha, b. May 20, 1745 ; m. j ^d/ Capt. Joseph Baxter. 

+64. Anna, b. Aug. 3, 1749 ; m. Jason Bent, of Sudbury. 

In 1755 Thomas Glover, of Dorchester, Gentleman, with Eliza- 
beth his wife, appealed from the judgment of the Inferior Court, be- 
gun and holden at Boston in 1752 and '53, to the Superior Court, in 
the case of a lot of land belonging to Mary Clough, daughter of 
James Clough, and niece of said Elizabeth Glover. The said lot of 
land, according to an original writ in a plea of ejectment against 
Arthur Savage and Rachel his wife, comprised 

" A Messuage in Boston aforesaid, situate Northerly upon Walker 
Street, there measuring one hundred and twenty one feot ; Easterly 
upon Orange Street, tliere measuring seventy five feet ; Southerly 
upon Land of John Blake, there measuring fifty feet ; Easterly upon 
land of said Blake, there measuring thirty one feet ; Southerly upon 
land of Rebeckah Potter, there measuring one hundred feet ; Easterly 
on said Potter's land, measuring three 'feet; and Southerly on said 
Potter's land, fifteen feet ; Easterly on her land, twenty one feet, and 
Southerly on Laud of John Allen, twenty five feet ; North Westerly 
on land of William Butler, ninety seven feet. And whereas Mary 
Clough, the daughter of the said James Clough, died childless, seized 
in her desmosnc as of fee thereof, whereupon tlie premises descended to 
the said Elizabeth Glover and John Clough as co-heirs, viz. : To the 
said Elizabeth as sister of the said James Clough, and to the said John 
as the son of John Clough Deceased, the brother of the said James 



NATHANIEL GLOVER. 241 

Glough, Dec'' ; and whereas the said nephew John Clough and co-heir 
has since died, and his said right to the said premises descended to the 
said Elizabeth. And the said John Blake and William Blake unjustly 
entered upon the premises and disseized them thereof, and the said 
John Blake and William Blake unjustly hold the said Thomas and 
Elizabeth Glover out of them, to the damage, as they say, of one 
hundred pounds, Therefore the said Thomas and Elizabeth Glover, who 
was Elizabeth Glough, bring this suit, 

Thomas Glover, 
Elizabeth Glover. 
Witness, Stephen Sewall, Esq., of Boston, this 
IV* day of April, 1755. 

Judgment of tlie Inferior Court which led to the above appeal, was 
as follows : 

In the case depending between Thomas Glover and Elizabeth his 
wife as demandants against Arthur Savage and Rachel his wife. The 
Jurors upon tlieir Oaths sa}', that the said Mary Clough, about the 
lO"' day of May, 1751, died seized in fee of the Messuage aforesaid 
and its appurtenances, without issue and intestate ; and that the said 
Elizabeth was the sister of the said James Clough* then deceased, 
and the said John the son of the said John Clough Dec*', brother of 
the said James ; and after the said Mary, as the said demandants have 
alleged ; and they further upon their oaths say, that the said Mary 
was the daughter of the said Rachel, who at the time of the death of 
the said Mary and befoi'e, was, and still is, the wife of the said James 
Clough, and that the said Arthur and Rachel in her right upon the 
death of the said Mary, her daughter, entered upon and into the said 
Messuage with its Appurtenances, drawing the same in Right of the 
said Rachel as Mother of the said Mary, and next of kin by force of 
laws. 

In 1757, Elizabeth, the wife of Tliomas Glover, was made a lega- 
tee to the property of her aunt Elizabeth (Beard) Wheeler, of 
Boston, ])y the following Deed of Gift: 

To All People unto whom these Presents shall come, I Elizabeth 
Wheeler of Boston, in the County of Suffolk and in the Province of 
Massachusetts Bay in New England, Widow, one of the Sisters of 
James Beard late of Boston, Mariner, Deceased, in the County and 
Province aforesaid, Sendeth Greeting. Know ye, that I the said 
Elizabeth Wheeler, for and in consideration of the sum of Four Pounds, 
lawful money, to me in hand well and truly paid, before the ensealing 
and delivery of these Presents, by Thomas Glover of Dorchester, in the 

* James Clough was married to Raelicl Riif;i,'lcs the 2d day of March, 1737. He died, 
leaving a widow and one daughter, and his widow was married again to Arthur Savage, of 
Boston, July 2o, 1746. She was married, third, to James Noble, Esq., of Boston, Marcli 
14, 1768. He died, and she was married to her fourth husband, Tackard. She sur- 
vived him, and died in 1794, leaving a will. 

22 



242 MEMORIALS AND GENEALOGIES. 

County and Province aforesaid, Gentleman, and Elizabeth his ^ife, 
but more especially for the love and good will and affection which I 
have and do bear unto the said Elizabeth, as she is the daughter of 
Mary Clough late of Boston Deceased ; I do hereby give, grant and 
convey, and absolutely confirm unto the said Elizabeth Glover, her 
heirs and assigns forever. One full Third part of the Real Estate of 
my Brother James Beard, more especially that which was coming to 
him after his decease, in a Messuage or Tenement, with its appurte- 
nances ; being One Seventh part which was the inheritance of Thomas 
Beard, and whereof he died seized in his own Proper Right, Situate 
and lying at the end of the Town of Boston aforesaid ; hounded with 
two highways meeting or coming into the other Eastward and South- 
ward, and with the land formerly Theodore Atkinson's Sen., North- 
ward ; and with the land of the Widow Doming, formerly, and since 
has been in the tenure .and possession of Edward Wright of said Bos- 
ton, Shoemaker, Westward ; or however otherwise bounded or reput- 
ed to be bounded. 

To have and to hold the said third part of one seventh part of said 
Messuage, with the appurtenances thereof, unto the said Elizabeth 
Glover, her heirs and assigns forever, against the lawful claims and 
demands of all and every person and persons whatsoever. 

In witness whereof, 1 have hereunto set my hand and seal, this 
thirtieth day of June, 1157. 

Elizabeth -f- Wheeler. 

Her mark. 

Signed, sealed and delivered in presence of us, 
Ebenezer Downes, 
Henry Hills. 

Will of Thomas Glover. 

In thejiame of God, Amen. This Thirty-first day of [ ] Anno 

Dom" One Thousand Seven Hundred and Fifty Eight, and in the Thirty 
first year of His Majesty's reign, King George the Second. 

,1 Thomas Glover of Dorchester, in the County of Suffolk and Pro- 
vince of Massachusetts Bay in New England, Gentleman, considering 
the uncertainty of Life, and being now of sound disposing mind and 
memory, do make and declare this to be my last Will and Testament 
in manner following. That is to say. First and principally I resign 
my precious and immortal soul into the hands of Almighty God my 
Heavenly Father, trusting through his free grace, and the merits and 
intercession of the Lord Jesus Christ the only Saviour and Redeemer 
of Mankind, to obtain the forgiveness of my sins and justification to 
Eternal Life. My body I commit to the Earth, to be decently buried 
according to the discretion of my loving wife and the Executors here- 
inafter named. 

And after my just debts and funeral expenses are paid by them out 
of my Estate, I Will, devise and bequeathe the residue of my Tempo- 
ral Estate as follows : 

Item. I give to my beloved wife Elizabeth Glover, to be improved 
by her for her comfort and support and for the Use and benefit of my 
children. My Whole Real and Personal Estate in Dorchester and 
Braiutree, so long as she shall remain my widow, and One Third part 



NATHANIEL GLOTER. 243 

during her natural Life in my Houses and Lands ; and One Third part 
of my Personal Estate forever. 

Item. I give, devise and bequeathe unto Two of my sons — That is, 
to Thomas Glover and James Glover, and to their heirs and assigns 
forever — All my Right, Title and Interest in a Lot of Land lying ia 
Stoughton, wliere the said Thomas Glover and James Glover now 
dwell, in the Twenty-five Divisions (so called — laid out in the year 
One Thousand Seven Hundred and Sixteen [1T16J, to Mr. John Glo- 
ver, one of the first Proprietors of Dorchester and Boston). Said 
Land containing about Two Hundred Acres, in equal halves. The 
said Thomas Glover to have his part on the North side of said Lot, 
with the Buildings thereon standing ; and the said James Glover to 
have his part on the South side of said Lot. 

Item. I give to my son Elijah Glover, the sum of Twenty six 
pounds Thirteen shillings and Four pence, lawful money, besides what 
I have already given him, to be paid him or his heirs in one j^ear after 
the Decease of my said wife, by my Executors hereinafter named. 

Item. I further give to my son James Glover the sum of Twenty 
Six Pounds Thirteen Shillings and Four Pence lawful money, to be 
paid him or his heirs in One Year after the Decease of my said wife, 
by my Executors hereafter named. 

Item. I give to my grandson Elisha Glover, the sum of Forty 
Pounds lawful money, besides what I have already given his mother, 
if he shall live while he shall come to the age of Twenty One Years 
old, to be paid by my Executors hereafter named ; and in case the 
said Elisha should die before the time aforesaid, then the said sum is 
not to be paid at all, but to go equally to my Executors hereafter 
named. 

And it is to be understood that my Will is that the foregoing sums 
are all to be paid out of what I give my Executors hereafter named, 
as I give them the more of my Estate for that purpose. 

Item. I give and bequeathe unto my two sons William Glover and 
Ebenezer Glover and to their heirs and Assigns forever, immediately 
after the decease of my said wife, or in case she should marry then to 
come into actual possession at that time — her Dower excepted — and 
all the aforesaid sums to be paid as they are afore described in case of 
her Decease. That is to say, I give to William Glover and Ebenezer 
Glover, to be equally divided betweem them, as follows, viz. : My 
Dwelling House and Barn and Corn House and all the Homestead 
belonging thereunto, called the Bayfield, containing about Fifty Two 
Acres. And also Four Acres of Salt Marsh on the North side of 
Horse Hammocks Hill. And one piece of Land containing about One 
Acre, called the Three Cornered piece, on the West side of the Way 
leading to the Old Spring so called. And one piece of Land contain- 
ing about an Acre, on the East side of the Way leading to the said 
Spring. And also Six Acres of Salt Marsh or thereabouts, called 
Squantum Marsh — all in the Township of Dorchester. 

And also I give to the aforesaid William and Ebenezer Glover about 
Twenty-two acres of Land in the Township of Braintrec, called 
Ridgehill Pasture. And also Twenty-five acres of Woodland in said 
Braintree, which I bought of Eduiund Quincy, Esq., Deceased. And 
also I give to my said Two sons William Glover and Ebenezer Glover, 
Two feather beds which they usually lye upon, and all my living stock 



244 MEMOKIALS AND GENEALOGIES. 

of creatures, and all my outdoor moveables, that shall be left not dis- 
posed of before the Decease of my said wife. And also all my said 
■wife's Thirds or Dower in my Real Estate, to be equally divided be- 
tween the said William and Ebenezer Glover, after her Decease. 

And in case the said William and Ebenezer either of them die 
without Lawful Issue, then his portion to be equally divided among- 
ray surviving- children, unless he or they should sell or dispose of it 
in their Lifetime. 

Item. I give to my Two daughters Jerusha Glover and Anna Glo- 
ver, and to their heirs and assigns forever, a certain piece of land in 
Dorchester aforesaid, containing about Fourteen Aci-es, called the 
Further Pasture, Bounded on all parts on John Glover and Moses Bil- 
ling's Land. And I also give unto the said Jerusha and Anna Glover 
the sum of Twenty Pounds Lawful Money, to be divided equall}^ be- 
tween them, and to be paid them by my Executors hereafter named 
within Two Years after the Decease of my said wife, and to pay them 
Lawful Interest for the same from the Decease of her till the whole 
sum is paid. 

Item. I further give to my two daughters Jerusha Glover and | 
Anna Glover aforesaid, equally to be divided between them, All my 
In-door Moveables that shall not be disposed of before the Decease of 
my wife, Excepting my Silver Plate. And my Will is that the said 
Jerusha and Anna Glover shall have liberty from my Executors to live 
in the West Chamber and Back Chamber of my Dwelling House, rent 
free, until they are of age or are married. I 

Item. I give my Silver Plate, after the Decease of my wife, to All 
lily children — to wit : To Thomas Glover, Elijah Glover, James Glover, 
William Glover, Ebenezer Glover, Jerusha Glover, and Anna Glover, I 
to be equally divided between them. i 

And Lastly, I do hereby nominate and appoint my two sons William i 
Glover and Ebenezer Glover aforesaid, to bo my Executors of this my 
Last Will and Testament. 

Thomas Glover, and a seal. 
Moses Billings, ) 
Oliver Billings, > Witnesses. 
Ebenezer Crosby, ) 

Suffolk ss. By the Honorable Thomas Hutchinson, Esq., Judge of 
Probate. The above written Will being presented for Probate by the 
Executors therein named, the Witnesses above named made oath 
that they saw Mr. Thomas Glover, the subscriber to this Instrument, 
sign the same, and heard him publish and declare it to be his Last 
Will and Testament, and that when he did so he was of sound dispos- 
ing mind and memory, according to these Deponents best discerning, 
and that they set their hands as Witnesses thereof in the presence of 
the said Testator. Boston, July 1, 1758. 

Attest : William Cooper. Jonathan Cotton, Register. 

The above Will was presented for Probate by the Executors, viz., 
William Glover and Ebenezer Glover, and approved. 

August G, 1763, Elizabeth Glover, of Dorchester, widow of Thomas 
Glover, Esq., deceased, sold a house and land in Boston bordering on 



NATHANIEL GLOVER. 245 

Orange street, to Joseph Jackson, of Boston. She lived a widow 
forty years, and was deprived of her sight for the last thirty years of 
her life. 

Elizabeth Clough, the wife of Mr. Tliomas Glover, was born in 
Boston, May 20, 1706; baptized at the Third Church (Old South), 
May 23, 1706; married at the age of sixteen years, and died at 
Newbury farm, in Dorchester, Jan. 10, 1798, aged 92 years, and was 
buried in the ancient cemetery at Quincy. She has a gravestone. 

She was the daughter of Deacon John and Mary (Beard) Clough, 
who was an extensive landed proprietor in Boston and vicinity, and 
also in the Colony of Connecticut. He is said to have been of 
Welch origin, and a lineal descendant of Richard Clough, of Den- 
bigh, in the County of Flintshire in Wales, who is noticed among 
Fuller's Worthies as a distinguished benefactor.* His first American 
ancestor was John Clough, who came early to New England and set- 
tled in Watertown, where he became a Freeman in 1642. He owned 
a house and land there, the latter bounded South by Pond Road and 
East by William Paine; West by Highway and William Perry; 
North by Joseph Morse. He removed to Salisbury, in Essex County, 
and died there in 1691; left children: John, Samuel and Thomas, 
Sarah Morrell, Elizabeth Home and Martha George, and wife Mar- 
tha (second wife probably). 

John Clough, the eldest son, removed to Charlestown ; was admit, 
ted to the Church there, with wife Elizabeth, in 1652, and in 1057 
was received or transferred to the First Church in Boston. He died 
in 1668, in Boston. 

* ("Flintshire in Wales.") " Benefactors to the Public. — Richard Clough was born at 
Denbigh in this County, whence he went to be a chorister in the City of Chester. Some 
were so affected with his singing therein that they were loath he should lose himself in their 
employ (Church music beginning then to be discountenanced), and persuaded, j'ca, procured 
his removal to London, where he liecame apprenticed to and afterwards partner with Sir 
Thomas Gresham. He lived some years at Antwerp, and afterwards travelled as far as Je- 
rusalem, where he was made Knight of the Sepulchre, though not owning it after his retura, 
under Queen Elizabeth, who disdained that her sulyects should accept foreign honors. He 
afterwards, liy God's l)lessing, grew very rich ; and there wants not those who -will avouch 
that some thousands of Pounds were disbursed liy him for the building of the Royal Ex- 
change ; such numbers that it was agreed betwixt him and Sir Thomas Gresham that the 
survivor should be chief heir to both ; on which account they say the Knight carried aAvay 
the bulk of the estate. How much the new Church at Denbigh was beholden to his Ijounty, 
I am not yet certainly informed. But this is true, that he gave the impropriation of Kilkcn 
in Flintshire, worth a hundred pounds per annum, to the free schools in Denbigh. He died 
in 1600." 

"Richard Clough, High Sherilf of Surry. Coat of Arms, 8iC."— Fuller's Worthies of 
England. 

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246 MEMORIALS AND GENEALOGIES. 

John Clough, junior, the father of Elizabeth, was bora in 1669, 
and was baptized at the First Church in Boston, June 6, 1669—70, 
by Rev. John Davenport. He was married to Mary, daughter of 
Thomas and Mary (Andrews) Beard, of Boston, April 12, 1693. 
Jan. 31, 1696, John Clough and Mary his wife were admitted to join 
the Third Church in Boston. Tiiey had children : John, James, 
Mary and Elizabeth, who were baptized at that Church by the Rev. 
Samuel Willard. He was chosen a Deacon of the Third Church, 
and was in that office at the time of his decease. 

In 1715, when the New South Church was organized, John Clough 
was present at the first meeting of members, signed the covenant, 
and entered into relations with that Church from the Third or " Old 
South " Church. He assisted in the building of the New South 
Church in Summer street (Church Green), by liberal donations, and 
worshipped there with his family. His pew in the new meeting house 
was No. 16 — value, X38. In 1744 he gave a silver cup to the Church 
for the Communion service. It is thus acknowledged on the records 
of the New South Church: " August 13, 1644. At a meeting of the 
Church in the Meeting House, it was voted that the Deacons give the 
Thanks of the Church to Mr. John Clough for a Silver Cup given by 
him to the Church." In 1 744 he owned a pew in the Hollis Street 
Meeting House, of which Rev. Mather Byles, Sen., was Pastor, and 
gave it to his daughter Elizabeth Glover. (See deed.) 

John Clough owned a house and land in Boston in 1693. In 1700 
he received permission of the Selectmen of Boston to erect a wooden 
house, twenty-six feet long and twenty-five feet wide, and nineteen 
feet stud, with a flat roof, on his own land, between the land of Joseph 
Simpson and the house of Daniel Epes, abutting on Orange Street. 

In 1700 Thomas Chamberlain agrees to erect a house for Mr. 
John Clough, next to Mr. Atkinson's land. 

In 1702 he was appointed attorney to his brother-in-law, James 
Beard, who was on a voyage at sea. 

In 1703 he purchased land in Boston of Thomas Powell. 

In 1 704 he bought a negro boy, named Manuel, of Samuel Phil- 
lips, of Boston. 

In 1715 he bought land of Dorcas Pollard and William Pollard. 

In 1718 he bought, conjointly with Thomas Downes, two tracts of 
land in the townships of Windham and Ashford, in the County of 
Windham and Colony of Connecticut — about seven hundred acres. 

In 1721 he bought laud in Boston of Benjamin Sanderson. 



NATHANIEL GLOVER, 24T 

In 1726 he bouglit a piece of land in Boston of Robert Sanders, 
of the Colony of Connecticut, troldsmith. 

In 1730 lie bought a house and land in Boston, at the Southerly- 
end, of his Excellency Jonathan Belcher. 

In 1736 he bought an estate, with house and garden, on Middle 
street, of Abigail Dilloway. 

In 1737, March 23, John C lough and Thomas Cliilds, distillers, 
agreed to open or run two lines between their premises, wide enough 
for a street; now called Essex street. 

In 1740, April 18, John Clough and Zachariah Johonnet agreed 
to lay out a street, each yielding seventeen feet, to run the whole 
length of their land, extending six hundred and seventy-four feet, to 
Benjamin Elliot's land. 

John Clough carried on the business of felt-making and leather- 
dressing. His residence was on the Southerly corner of what is now 
Washington street, where the large book store stands. He was 
twice married. His first wife, Mary, died in 1736. Oct. 14, 1737, 
he was married to Abigail Stacy, who survived him. Ho died in 
Boston, Sept. 17, 1744, aged 75 years, and was buried in the Stone 
Chapel yard. He died intestate. 

A few months previous to his decease, he made disposals of his 
estates which had not already been disposed of by deeds of gift. 
His house and land, and other estate on Middle street, April 2, 1744, 
he gave to his son James Clough, of Boston, who was married to 
Rachel Ruggles, and died in 1743, leaving a large estate. To his 
grandson John Clough, Jan., of Middletown, Conn., he gave his 
Negro man Manuel, which he bought of Samuel Phillips with one 
other Negro. Also a silver tankard marked I. C. M., two silver 
spoons, and other silver plate. 

About one month before his decease he gave to his daughter Eliza- 
beth Glover the following articles, by Deed of Gift : 

To all People to ivhom this Present Deed of Gift shall come. John 
Clough of Boston, in the County of Suftblk and Province of the Mas- 
sachusetts Bay in New England, Leather-dresser, Sendetli Greeting. 
Know ye, that for and in consideration of the sum of fifty Pounds by 
me received of my Son-in-law Thomas Glover, of Dorchester, in the 
County and Province aforesaid, Gent", and Elizabeth his wife, but 
more especially for the Parental love and affection I have and do bear 
to and for her support and comfort, have given, granted, bargained 
and sold and delivered, and by these presents do fully, freely, and 



248 'memorials and genealogies. 

absolutely give, grant, bargain, sell and convey unto the said Eliza- 
beth Glover, her heirs and assigns forever, my new bed, under bed 
and bedstead, and Curtains belonging to it. One Green Rugg and two 
pair of Sheets, Six Cain Chairs and one great Cain Chair, a pair of 
brass andirons which were ray first wife's, my largest Black-trunk, 
my Best Looking-Glass, Six of my largest Pewter Plates, and sis 
Smaller ones, my middle Brass Kettle, my largest and best Silver 
Tankard, my largest and best Scolloped Silver Basin, two silver 
spoons marked I. C, and also a Pew in the South Meetinghouse in 
Boston where Mr. Byles is Pastor, The second pew at the left hand 
from the East door. To have and to hold the above said premises, 
with the appurtenances belonging thereunto. And also two blank- 
ets, my clock and Teakettle and my Lignumvitaj mortar. To have 
and to hold, all and singular the aforementioned premises, to the said 
Elizabeth Glover, her heirs and assigns forever, freely, peaceably and 
quietly, without any reclaim, challenge or demand of me the said John 
Clough, my heirs or assigns forever, at any time to come. And I the 
said John Clough, my heirs or assigns, do promise to warrant and 
defend the same from any person or persons whatsoever, and have 
hereunto set my hand and seal this twelfth day of August, 1744, and 
in the Seventeenth year of his Majesty's Reign King George the 
Second. John Clough. 

Signed, sealed and delivered in presence of 

Samuel Wheeler, 

John Goflf. 

August 12, 1744. This day I delivered the within mentioned pre- 
mises°with their appurtenances to my daughter Elizabeth Glover, as 
witness my hand, Johk Clough. 

Suffolk ss. Boston, August 14, 1744. John Clough acknowledg- 
ed the within written instrument to be his free act and deed, before 
jme Samuel Swift, Just. Peace. 

August 15, 1744. This certifies that I Elizabeth Glover have left 
the within mentioned premises with my honored father, Mr. John 
Clough, during his natural life, to improve as he sees cause, as wit- 
ness my hand, Elizabeth Glover. 

To Elizabeth Glover his daughter he also gave his silver-lieaded 
cane, marked I. C, his stuffed easy chair, and other articles of furni- 
ture and plate. 

Deed of Deacon John Clough to Thomas and Elijah Glover. 

I John Clough of Boston,- in the County of Suffolk in New Eng- 
land, Leather-dresser, for and in consideration of Fifty Pounds to me 
in hand paid by Thomas Glover junior, and Elijah Glover of Dorches- 
ter, Husbandmen, two of the children of my daughter Elizabeth Glo- 
ver, have sold and conveyed unto them the said Thomas Glover Jun- 
ior and Elijah Glover, my Grandsons, and to their heirs and assigns 
forever, my Negro boy named George, to their use, benefit and be- 



NATHANIEL GLOVER. 249 

hoof forever. And I the said John Clough, for myself, my heirs, &c., 
do promise hereby to warrant and defend said Negro boy to the afore- 
said Thomas and Elijah Glover from the demands of all persons what- 
soever. (Signed) John Clough. 

In ijresence of April 2, 1744. 

Samuel Wheeler, 
John Gofie. 

The maternal grandmother of Elizabeth Clough was Mary An- 
drews, the third daughter of Joseph and Elizabeth Andrews, of 
Hingham, who was a son of Thomas Andrews, of Devonshire, Eng- 
land, born there about 1596, and died in Hingham Aug. 11, 1662. 
He had been much interested in the settlement of the Plymouth 
Colony, and was one of those merchants and gentlemen whom, it is 
said, sold their effects and accompanied their minister to Holland 
with the intention of emigrating to New England, and who were pre- 
vented from embarking by an order from the Council of England, 
and compelled to return. 

In 1642, Thomas Andrews was elected High Sheriff of London, 
and one of the four Treasurers who were appointed by Parliament 
to grant receipts to contributors of money and plate. 

In 1649 he was made Lord Mayor of the City of London, in the 
place of Abraham Reynardson, who had refused to proclaim the act 
of abolishing the Kingly Government. He immediately, on being 
inducted into office, proclaimed the act in person, as is shown by the 
following record : " In 1 649 Sir Thomas Andrews, Lord Mayor of 
London, assisted by Alderman Bateman and others, publicly pro- 
claimed the abolition of the Kingly Government under King Charles 
I. of England," &c. The same year he was made one of the Judges at 
the King's trial,* but refusing to sign the death warrant, he was after- 
wards attainted. 

In 1651 he is said to have been a merchant in London, and lived 
in Rowe Lane ; also to have been Lord Mayor of the city. After 
his arrest, he made his escape to New England, and settled in Hing- 
ham, where he soon died. 

His son Joseph was at that time an inhabitant of Hingham, having 
preceded his father and established himself there in 1635. He re- 
ceived his freedom March 3, 1635-36, and was the same year chosen 
Constable. Joseph Andrews was the first Town Clerk of Hingham, 

* King Charles was beheaded Jaiiuaiy 30, 1649. 



250 MEMOEIALS AND GENEALOGIES. 

and was chosen to represent the town at the General Court at Boston 
for the years 1636, 1637 and 1638. He was married to Elizabeth 

before he came to New England. She died in Hingham in 

1688. The will of Joseph Andrews was dated Sept. 27, 1679. 
He died Jan. 1, 1679-80, in his 83d year. The following children 
are named in his will : Hannah, wife of Rehoboth Gannett ; Mary, 
wife of Thomas Beard, of Boston ; Joseph, Jun, ; Ephraim, who was 
a physician and went to New Jersey ; Thomas, and wife Ruth ; Hep- 

zibah, wife of Jeffrey Manning ; Elizabeth, wife of Eames. 

The above extracts confirm the lineage of Elizabeth Clough (who 
afterwards married Thomas Glover, of Dorchester) by a direct line 
of descent from Thomas Andrews of Devonshire and London, by his 
eldest son Joseph Andrews, whose second daughter Mary Andrews 
married with Thomas Beard, of Boston, and were the grandparents 
of Elizabeth, wife of Thomas Glover, of Dorchester. Her mother, 
Mary Beard, inherited a competent estate from her father Thomas 
Beard. She was also a legatee to the will of her brother James 
Beard, who died in 1707, leaving one-third of all his estate to his 
sister Elizabeth Beard, one-third to his sister Mary, the wife of John 
Clough, and the other third to two of his kinswomen, Mary Wy- 
bourne and Elizabeth Wybourne; and appoints his eldest sister 
Elizabeth Beard, and his brother-in-law Deacon John Clough, his 
Executors. Will approved and executed in 1707. Witnessed in 
1702, by Thomas Salter, Mary Salter and Joseph Deane, who testi- 
fied before the Probate Court that they saw James Beard sign and 
heard hiin declare it to be his last will and testament. 

Will of ElizahetJi Glover^ Widow of Thomas. 

In the name of God, Amen. 
This Eighteenth day of September, lu the Year of our Lord One 
Thousand Seven Hundred and Ninety-four, and in the Eighteenth year 
of the American Independence, I EUzabeth Glover, of Quincy, in the 
County of Norfolk and Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Widow, 
Considering the Qncertainty of Life, and being now of perfect health 
and of sound mind and memory, yet by God's Providence I have been 
deprived of the sight of my eyes, do make and declare this to be my 
Last Will and Testament, in manner following, that is to say. First 
and principally I resign my precious and immortal soul into the hands 
of Almighty God my Heavenly Father, trusting through his free Grace 
and the merits and intercession of the Lord Jesus Christ to obtain the 
forgiveness of my sins and Justification to Eternal Life. My body I 
commit to the Earth, to be decentl}^ buried according to the discre- 
tion of my Executor, hereafter named. 



NATHANIEL GLOVER. 251 

And after all my Just debts and funeral expenses are paid out of 
my Estate, I will, devise and bequeath the Residue of my Estate as 
follows : 

Item. I give to my Son Thomas Glover One shilling and sixpence, 
to be paid him at my Decease. 

Item. I give to the Children of my son Elijah Glover, viz., Samuel 
Kinsley Glover and Susanna Glover, the some of Three shillings, to be 
paid them at'my Decease. 

Item. I give to my son William Glover, the sum of One shilling 
and sixpence, to be paid him at my Decease. 

Item, I give to my son James Glover the sum of One shilling and 
sixpence, to be paid him at my Decease. 

And it is to be understood that my Will is that the foregoing 
sums are to be paid b}' my Executor hereafter named. 

Item. I give to my Grandson, Benjamin Wadsworth Glover, my 
Silver Headed Cane. 

Item. I give to my two daughters, Jerusha Baxter and Anna Bent, 
all my in-door moveables (Except my Silver Plate), to be equally 
divided between them, and to their heirs forever. 

Item. I give to my son Ebenezer Glover, to him and his heirs for- 
ever. All my Money, Notes, Bonds, Accompts and Securities, and all 
my other Estate of every description, whether Real or Personal, not 
already given away. And lastly I do hereby appoint my son Ebene- 
zer Glover aforesaid sole Executor of this my last Will and Testa- 
ment, hereby revoking all former Wills by me made. 

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and scale the day 
and year first above written. Elizabeth -1- Glover, and a Scale. 

her mark. 

Sept. 18, n94. 

Signed, sealed, published, pronounced and declared 
by the said Elizabeth Glover to be her last Will and 
Testament, 

In j^resence of us, 

John Billings, ) 

Samuel Billings, >- Witnesses. 

Mary Billings, ) 

(12) ROBERT GLOYER, eldest son of John and Mary ( ) 

Glover, was born in Boston in 1673, and removed with his parents 
to Barnstable. It is said that in early life he went to sea with some 
of his relatives. He studied navigation, and acquired the art with 
so much readiness that lie soon became a skilful mariner, and master 
of a ship. In 1694, at the age of twenty-one years, he was in com- 
mand of the sloop Dragon, a privateer.* In July, 1695, Capt. Robert 

* Ricliavd Hart, one of his seamen, died in January, 1694-5. Feb. 14, of that year, Letters 
of Administration were granted on his estate, by "Wilham Stougliton, Esq., Commissioner, 
to Patrick Keen, his kinsman, as follows : 

" To Patrick Keen, of Newport, on Rhode Island, kinsman of Richard ILtrt, Seaman, 



252 MEMORIALS AND GENEALOGIES. 

Glover, of tlio sloop Dragon, sailed along the Atlantic coast as far 
as the St. Lawrence, and at the mouth captured a French ship called 
the St. Joseph, containing a valuable cargo, prized at about fifteen 
hundred pounds sterling. He brought the prize to Boston. 

In the Massachusetts Archives, Vol. 62, folio 45-48, there are 
notices of Capt. Robert Glover, commander of a privateer — drag- 
ged in 1696. 

Robert Glover is also recorded as a citizen of Boston in 1695. 
He paid taxes there in 1695 and 1696. After leaving the Dragon 
it is supposed he sailed to England in the subsequent years, 
and was lost at sea in one of his return voyages, and may have been 
the one who by tradition was cast away on Lovell's Rock, which 
afterwards and to this day has been called Glover's Rock. 

Children of Capt. Robert and Glover : 

+65. Eobert, m. Mary , of Boston. 

4-66. Thomas, m. Sarah Bonuey, of Pembroke. 

-\-61. Hannah, m. Henry Nicholson, of Boston, Feb. 10, 1728. 

+68. Anna, m. Charles Grimes, of Boston, Dec. 9, 1729. 

(13) JOHN GLOVER, only son of John and Miriam (Smith) 
Glover, was born in Dorchester, May 6, 1689 ; and baptized at the 
Dorchester Church May 12, 1689, by Rev. John Danforth. The date 
of his death has not been ascertained. He lived in Dorchester until 
he attained the age of manhood, but it does not appear that he ever 
owned any real estate there. His name is no where enrolled on the 
tax lists. He was a cordwainer, and worked at his trade when not I 
engaged in military life. His name is enrolled among those who I 
served at Castle William, from 1710 to 1744; also among a list in , 



(late belonging to tlie Sloop Dragon, Robert Glover Commander), Deceased, intestate, and 
also Creditor to the estate of said Deceased, Greeting : Trusting in your care and Fidelity, 
I do by these Presents commit unto you full power of Administration of all and singular 
the "oods cliattcls, Ri-lits and Credits of the said deceased, .and well and faithfully to dis- 
posc^of tlie sanir ^uvuv.lin- to law ; .and to receive all whatsoever credits of the said Deceas- 
ed which to Iiim while lie lived and at the time of his death did appertain, and to piiy all 
debts in wliich the deceased stood bound, so tar as his goods, chattels, &c. shall extend, 
and to exhibit the same to the Register's office of the aforesaid County of Suffolk at or be- 
fore the Uili <lay of May next ensuing, and to render a true and perfect Account of your 
administration upon Oath at or before the 14th day of February, which will be m the year 
of our Lord lG9,5-6. And I do by these Presents ordain, constitute and appoint you admi- 
nistrator as aforesaid. This 14th day of February, 1694-5, *in Testimony whereof I have here- 
unto set my hand and seal of the said office. Dated at Boston in the County aforesaid, | 
Feb. 14, 1694-5. William Stoughtox. | 

Isaac Addington, Register. \ 



NATHANIEL GLOVER. 253 

1744, "of all those who were capable of bearing arms and liable to 
appear at the alarm and living within the limits of the first Indepen- 
dent Company in the town of Dorchester, whereof Col. Estes Hatch 
is Captain." 

He was at one. time the owner of a tract of land in Braintree, and 
sold it in 1720 to Samuel Jones. Deed signed by John Glover and 
Lydia Glover. 

John Glover was twice married, as follows : 

Feb. 15, 1713-14, when he was twenty-four years old, he was mar- 
ried to Hannah Capen, daughter of Samuel and Anne ( ) Capen, 

of Dorchester. She was born there March 1, 1696, baptized by 
Rev. John Danforth, and died in Dorchester Feb. 25, 1717-18. She 
was a member of the Dorchester Church, in full communion. Her 
grandparents were John Capen, Jr. (son of Capt. John Capen, of 
Dorchester), and wife Susanna Barsham, of Watertown. 

John Glover was married a second time, Dec. 12, 1718, to Lydia 
Norcott, of Roxbury. Her origin has not been ascertained, or the 
place and date of her death. She was living in 1752, and signed 
her name as witness to a transaction — the discharge of a mortgage 
from Thomas Glover, Esq., of Dorchester, to Rachael, widow of 
Nathaniel Glover, deceased. 

Children of John and Hannah (Capen) Glover, born in Dor- 
chester : 

4-69. John, b. Oct. 11, 1115. 

70. Benjamin, b. Feb. 18, 1717-18 ; d. next day. 

By wife Lydia Norcott : 

71. Miriam, b. Feb. 1, 1720, bap. Feb. 21, 1720; ra. Thomas 

Partridge, of Weston, July 10, 1755. 
+72. William, b. Sept. 27, 1724; m. Mary Coye, of Brooklinc. 

73. Hannah, b. Feb. 10, 1725-6; died same year. 

74. Abigail, b. July 1, 1728 ; d. May 15, 1730. 

+75. Samuel, b. July 28, 1730; m. Ruth Wheat, of Needham. 
76. Experience, b. Oct. 18, 1732 ; d. unmarried, Oct., 1756. 

In 1 724 John Glover, cordwainer, signed the compact at the final 
settlement of the estate of the Hon. John Glover. (See page 77 ) 

He was an heir at law to the estate of John Glover, A.M., of 
Boston, whose remaining estate was ordered to be distributed in 
1724, and made the following disposal of his share, before he received 
it, to Benjamin Neale, of Braintrce : 
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254 MEMORIALS AND GENEALOGIES. 

In consideration of such part of the estate of my Uncle John Glo- 
ver, late of Boston, Gentleman, Deceased, as the Judge of Probate of 
Wills, &c., for the County of Suffolk shall or may order to be paid to 
me as my part or share of my said Uncle John Glover's estate, I John 
Glover (Cordwainer) do hereby release and quit-claim unto Benjamin 
Neale, Junior, of Braintree, All my Right, Title or Inheritance in the 
estate of my Uncle John Glover, or his wife Elizabeth Glover, alias 
Elizabeth Cleverly, alias Elizabeth Mosman, of said Boston, Deceased, 
or either of their heirs, &c. &c., more particularly all my Right in 
the Dwelling house and land wliich was my Uncle John Glover's 
aforesaid, and of which he died seized, from the beginning of the 
world to the date hereof, April 3'\ 1724. 

(Signed) John Glover. 
In presence of 

Simon Rogers, 

Joseph Stephens. 

Acknowledged in person by John Glover, April 6, 1724. 
Suffolk Registry of Deeds, Vol. 37, folio 206. 

Pic was at this time said to be of Braintree, and probably he re- 
sided there at some time, as his first wife Hannah, with her youngest 
child, are buried in the ancient cemetery at Quiucy, and also two 
daughters by his last wife are buried there and have gravestones. It 
is supposed that he removed from Braintree to some other place 
before he died. 



(21) WILLIAM RAWSON, eighth child and eldest surviving 
son of William and Anne (Glover) Rawson, was born in Boston, 
Dec. 2, baptized Dec. 8, 1G82, and died in Mendon, Oct. 1769, in his 
87th year. He graduated at Harvard College in the class of 1703, 
and settled himself as a farmer at Mendon. He was married to 
Sarah Crosby, of Billerica, in 1710. 

Children of Capt. William and Sarah (Crosby) Rawson, born 
at Mendon : 

+77. William, b. Feb. 20, 1711 ; m. Margaret Cook, of Uxbridge. 

7B. Perne, b. Oct. 3, 1713 ; d. young. 

-f-79. Sarah, b. Jan. 3, 1715 ; m. Saunders, of Upton. 

80. Rachael, b. Sept. 19, 1716; m. Capt. Torrey, of Weymouth. 

81. Aima, b. in 1720 ; m. Isaac Walton, of Mendon. 

82. Perne, b. June 1, 1727 ; d. April 19, 1741, aged 14 years. 

Mr. William Rawson, Jr., Avas admitted to join the Church at Mil- 
ton, Feb. 28, 1719. 



NATHANIEL GLOVER. 255 

(22) DAVID RAWSON, ninth cliilcl and second sou of William 
and Anne (Glover) Rawson, was born in Boston, Dec. 13, 1683, and 
died ill Braintree, April 20, 1752, in his 69th year. lie lived on 
the Rawson homestead farm, and is said to have been a man of un- 
common energy and perseverance. He left a valuable estate. He 
was married to Mary Gulliver, daughter of Capt. John Gulliver, of 
Milton. 

Children of David and Mary (Gulliver) RAWSOX.born in Brain- 
tree : 

4-83. David, b. Sept. 14, 1.14 ; m. Mary Dyer, of Weymouth. 
4-84. Jonathan, b. Dec. 26, 1U5; m. Susanna Stone, of Roxbury. 
-|-85. Elijah, b. Feb. 5, 1717 ; m. Mary Paddock, of Swansey. 
-j-86. Mary, b. May 20, 1718; m. Joseph Winchester, of Roxbur3^ 

87. Hannah, b. April 2, 1720 ; d. July 24, 1726, in her 6th year. 

88. Silence, b. June 12, 1721 ; d. Aug. 17, 1721. 

89. Anne, b. July 30, 1722 ; m. Samuel Bass, of Braintree. 
-}-90. Elizabeth, b. Nov. 30, 1723; m. Peter Adams, of Braintree. 
-j-91. Josiah, b. Jan. 31, 1727 ; m. Hannah Bass, of Braintree. 
+92. Jerusha, b. Sept. 21, 1729 ; m. Israel Eaton, of Boston. 

93. Lydia, b. Jan. 17, 1731 ; m. Samuel Baxter, of Braintree. 

+94. Ebenezer, b. May 31, 1784 ; m. Sarah Chase, of Cheshire, N. H. 

(26) NATHANIEL RAWSON, son of William and Anne (Glo- 
ver) Rawson, was born in Braintree, 1689, and died there, date not 
ascertained. He was married in 1712 to Hannah Tompson, daugh- 
ter of Samuel and Sarah (Shepard) Tompson, and granddaughter 
of the Rev. William and Abigail Tompson, of Braintree. Ho was 
born in England about 1597; was admitted at the University of 
Oxford, January 28, 1619, at the ago of 22 years; graduated there, 
and became a preacher at Win wick ; married in the latter place, and 
came to New England about 1637, and was installed as lii\st pastor 
of the Church at Braintree, now Quiucy. 

Children of Nathaniel and Hannah (Tompson) Rawson, born in 

Braintree : 

95. Samuel, b. June, 1714 ; died young. 

+96. Nathaniel, b. May 2(, 1716 ni. ^ o i n i i r> ^i 
' > J ' ' ^ 2d, Kachael Daniels. 

97. Barnabas, b. Aug. 11, 1721 ; m. JNlary . 

+98. Edward, b. April 19, 1724; m. Deborah Warren, of Upton. 

99. Rachael, b. May 20, 1721. 



256 MEMORIALS AND GENEALOGIES. 

(28) EDWARD RAWSON, ninth son and fourth surviving child 
of William and Anne (Glover) Rawson, was born in Braintree, June 
27, 1692, and died there in 1721, agod 29 years. 

He was a mariner in early life, and resided in Boston. He after- 
wards removed to Braintree^ and settled on a farm. He married, in 

1718, Sarah , of Milton, and had one daughter, who died in 

infancy, and his wife Sarah died soon after. He married, second, 
Preserved Bailey, of Boston, and had one more child, who also died 
young, and his line became extinct. His wife Preserved survived 
him, and died in Boston. 

Children of Edward and Sarah ( ) Rawson: 

100. Anna, b. June 17, 1719 ; died in a few months. 

By wife Preserved Bailey : 

101. Preserved, b. 1*120 ; died young. 

(31) PELATIAH RAWSON", tenth son and fifth surviving child 
of William and Anne (Glover) Rawson, was born in Braintree, July 
2, 1696, and died in Milton in 1769, aged 73 years. He was buried 
in the ancient burying yard in Milton. 

In 1720 he was married to Hannah Hall, of Dorchester, daughter 
of Samuel and Bathshua (Hinckley) Hall, who was born in Dorches- 
ter in 1792. She died in Milton, August 1, 1775, aged 83 years, and 
was buried in Milton. 

Children of Pelatiaii and Hannah (Hall) Rawson, born in 
Milton : 

-f 102. Grindal, b. July 29, n21 ; m. Desire Thacher, of Yarmouth. 

103. Edward, b. May 27, 1723 ; d. young. 
+104. Elliot, b. Juno 23, 1721; 

j 1st, Sarah Russell, of Middletown, Conn. 
^' \ 2d, Anne Gushing, of Providence, R. I. 

105. Elizabeth, b. March 26, 1726 ; d. Jan. 3, 1735-6. 

106. Sarah, b. March 2,1727-8. 

107. Jonathan, b. July 10, 1730 ; d. June 23, 1733, aged 3 years. 

108. Experience, b. Dec. 13, 1734; d. March 18, 1739. 

109. Lydia, b. Juno 24, 1736 ; m. Dr. John Cleverly, of Braintree. 

110. Jonathan, b. July 1, 1738. 



NATHANIEL GLOVER. 



[Fifth Generation.'] 

(35) NATHANIEL GLOVER, the eldest son of Nathaniel; Jr., 
and Rachacl (Marsh) Glover, and the fourth in succession who bore 
the name, was born at the Dorchester homestead, May 16, 1704, bap- 
tized at the Dorchester Church, 10 (3) 1704, by Rev. John Danforth, 
and died in Boston in December, 1773, in his 69th year. 

Li 1719, at the age of fifteen years, he was prepared and entered 
Harvard College at Cambridge, and at the age of nineteen gradu- 
ated there in the class of 1723. He never studied any profession. 
Soon after leaving college he became a clerk in the store of Mr. 
Thomas Hancock, and applied . himself to mercantile pursuits. At 
the age of twenty-one years he was accepted as a co-partner in the 
business of Mr. Hancock, and became a merchant of considerable 
celebrity. He continued in that occupation nearly fifty years. Mr. 
Thomas Hancock died in 1769, and was succeeded by his nephew 
Mr. John Hancock, and the business of the firm was continued with- 
out interruption until Mr. Glover resigned it and withdrew to a more 
quiet life. 

In 1726 Mr. Nathaniel Glover became a shareholder in the Com- 
mon and Undivided Lands in Dorchester, as an estate of inheritance^ 
in right of his father Mr. Nathaniel Glover, Jr., who died in London 
while prosecuting the original claims of the proprietors. (See page 
224.) He also purcliased other rights in those lands of other pro- 
prietors. 

In 1 743 he purchased a tract of five hundred acres of land of John 
Glover and Thomas Glover, of Dorchester. (See page 237.) 

In 1 744 he was made a residuary legatee by the will of Mrs. Mary 
Cursette, and, in connection with Mr. Thomas Hancock, his partner 
in business, was appointed co-executor of her will. In 1747 he pre- 
sented the above will for probate, and came in possession of a good 
estate, of which he died seized, as may be seen by his will made in 
1773. The following is the will of Mrs. Cursette : 

In the name of God, Amen, I Mary Cursette, now resident in Bos- 
ton, in the County of Sullblk, and in the Province of Massachusetts 
Bay in New England, Widow ; Being at this present writing hereof 
of a sound, disposing mind and memory, do therefore make and or- 
dain this my last Will and Testament, in manner and form following-, 
to wit: And first of all, I commend my precious Soul into the hands 
of God who gave it ; And my Body 1 commit to the dust, by a decent 
23-^ 



258 MEMORIALS AND GENEALOGIES. 

christain burial, in hope of the resiUTection of the just. And as to 
my Worldly Goods God has seen fit to bless me with, I dispose in the 
following manner. 

Imprim''. My Will is that all my just debts and funeral charges 
be defra^'ed. Item. I give unto Lydia Scott, daughter to Mr. Josiah 
Franklin, of Boston, Twenty-five Pounds, Old Tenor. Item. I give 
unto Mary Franklin, granddaughter to the said Josiah Franklin by his 
first Wife, Twenty-five Pounds. Item. I give Three hundred Pounds 
towards finishing the Church of England now building at Hebron, in 
the Colony of Connecticut, to be paid out of the produce of a certain 
tract of land lying in Canterbury in the Colony of Connecticut. It 
being the fourth part of William Johnson's Outlands, of said Canter- 
bury, Dec'^., Being the 2^ Lott of said Outlands in the distribution of 
those Letts. Item, I give unto Nathaniel Glover of Boston, after the 
above said Legacies have been paid out, All my Real and Personal 
Estate in the Province of Massachusetts, or in any other Province 
wheresoever it may be found, to him and his heirs forever. And I 
constitute and appoint Mr. Thomas Hancock and Mr, Nathaniel Glo- 
ver of Boston, Merchants, sole executors of this my last Will and 
Testament, hereby revoking all other Wills by me made. 

In Testimony whereof, I the said Mary Cursette have hereunto set 
my hand and seal, this 29th day of October, A.D. 1744, in the Eigh- 
teenth year of the Reign of His Majesty King George the 2'^. 

(Signed) Mary -f- Cursette. 

Her mark. 

Signed, sealed and delivered in presence of us, 
Jonathan Lowder, 
Nathaniel Phillips, 
Benjamin Wheeler, 

Mary Cursette'^ died in Boston in Jul}', 1747. Her will was 
proved as follows : 

Suffolk Rs. By the Hon. Edward Hutchinson, Esq., Judge of Pro- 
bate of Wills, Whereas the within written Will being presented for 
Probate by Nathaniel Glover, one of the Executors of those within 
named (Thomas Hancock, the other Executor, at the same time re- 
nouncing his Executoi'ship), Jonathan Lowder, Nathaniel Phillips and 

* Mrs. Mary Cursette is stated to have been from England, and is introduced tlius: " In 
lliO, Mrs. Mary Cursette, an English lady, travelling to Boston, was obliged to stop some 
days at Ileljron, in the Colonj' of Connecticut, where seeing the Church (Episcopal) not 
finished, and the people suttering great persecutions, she told them to persevere in their good 
work and she would send them a present wlien she got to Boston. Soon after her arrival 
in Boston, Mrs, Cursette fell sick and died. In her Will she gave a legacy of three hundred 
pounds old tenor, then equal to one hundred pounds sterling, for their benefit," The 
above account is all that has I)een gathered of this lady. She was in some way connected 
with the family of Josiah Franklin, but it is not known that she was connected with Glover, 
or the Glover family; but certain it is that she distinguished Nathaniel Glover with her fa- 
vors, and ])laced in liim her unbounded confidence and tinist. It would be gratifying to learn 
more of her history, and the circumstances which influenced her in the above transactions. 



NATHANIEL GLOVER. 259 

Benjamin Wheeler made oath that they saw Mary Cursette, the sub- 
scriber to this Instrument, sign and seal, and heard her publish the 
same to be her last Will and Testament, and that when she did so, 
she was of sound disposing- mind and memory, according to these de- 
ponents' best discerning ; and that they set their names as witnesses 
thereof, in the presence of said Testatrix, 

Boston, July 14, 1747. Edward IIuTcniNSON. 

At the age of forty-six years, Nathaniel Glover was married to 
Anue Simpson, of Boston, Dec. 17, 1750, by Rev. Joseph Scwall, 
D.D., of the Old South Church. She was the daughter of Deacon 
Jonathan and Anne (Agon) Simpson, of Boston, born there about 
1725, and died in May, 1776. She was buried in the Granary burial 
ground, in Simpson's tomb. They had seven children, four of whom 
died in infancy. She inherited a competent estate from her father, a 
portion of which was sold in 1763 to John Hancock, Esq., of Boston. 
The following is an extract from the conveyance: 

May 19"', 1763. Nathaniel Glover, Merchant, and Anne his wife in 
her right, John Simpson, all of Boston in the County of Suffolk and 
in the Province of Massachusetts Bay in New England ; and Edward 
Augustus Ilolyoke of Salem, in the County of Essex and Province 
aforesaid, Physician, and Mary his wife, Jonathan Simpson, Esq., 
which said Jonathan and Anne are the children, and Mary the grand- 
child of Jonathan Simpson, Esq., late of Boston, Shopkeeper, dec'^, 
for and in consideration of six hundred and forty Pounds, sold to John 
Hancock, Esq., of Boston, Merchant, all that portion of land in the 
Southerly part of Boston aforesaid, bounded and measuring as fol- 
lows : Easterly on Newbury Street, measuring forty feet and three 
inches ; South on land of William Fleet, there measuring eighty-seven 
feet ; then turning and is bounded again on said Fleet's land, seventy- 
nine feet ; then Westerly on said Fleet's land, measuring thirteen 
feet ; then South on said Fleet's land, measuring seventeen feet, eight 
inches ; and Northerly on land of said Fleet, &c., together with the 
dwelling house and buildings thereon. 

(Signed) Nathaniel Glover, 
Anne Glover, 

Edward Augustus Holyoke, 
Mary IIolyoke, 
John Simpson, 
Jonathan Simpson, 
Margaret Simpson. 

Mr. Nathaniel Glover was admitted to join the Third Church in 
Boston, January 25, 1756. 

Children of NATHAXiEii and Anne (Slmpson) Glover, born in 
Boston, and baptized at the Old South Church : 



260 MEMORIALS AND GENEALOGIES. 



111. Nathaniel, bap. Oct. 20, 1751 ; died yonn^. 
-|-112, Anne, bap. April 1, 1753 ; m. Samuel Whitwell, of Boston. 

113, Nathaniel, bap. July 13, 1755 ; died young. 
-{-114. Nathaniel, bap. June 20, 1756 ; d. in Philadelphia, 1790. 

115. Jonathan, bap. Oct. 20, 1757 ; died in infancy. 
-j-116. Mary, bap. Oct. 15, 1758; m. Deacon James Morrell, of 

Wilmington. 

117. Hannah, bap. June 8,1760; died in infancy, 

TVill of Mr. NatJ/anicl Glover, of Boston. 

In the name of God, Amen. I Nathaniel Glover, of Boston, in the 
County of Suffolk, Gentleman, Being of sound mind and memory, 
God be praised therefor : do make and ordain this my last Will and 
Testament, as follows. To Wit, (Vizgt.) 

I will that all my just debts and funeral charges be paid as soon 
as conveniently after my decease. 

Item. I give and bequeathe unto my son Nathaniel Glover, the 
sum of One hundred and thirty-three Pounds, six Shillings and Eight 
Pence in Lawful Money ; which sum is to remain at interest in the 
hands of my Executors until he attain the age of Twenty One Years, 
and then to be paid to him. The income of said sum, until that 
time, to go towards his support. 

Item. My mind and will is, and I do hereby order and direct, that 
my Executors, in case of the marriage of my daughters Anne and 
Mary, or eitlier of them, in the lifetime of my said Wife, and with 
her consent if she be then living, to pay unto each of them the sum 
of One hundred and Thirty three Pounds, Six Shillings and Eight 
pence. Lawful Money, upon or immediately after their said marriage. 

Item. I give and bequeathe unto my Well-beloved Wife the Im- 
provement of all my Estate, both real and Personal, during the term 
of her natural life. And I give and bequeathe all the remainder of 
my Estate unto my three children aforenamed, that is to say, to each 
of them One part thereof. 

Item. I do hereby authorize and empower my Executors hereafter 
named to bargain and sell my Real estate in Canterbury, in the Colony 
of Connecticut ; and in case my said Executors should be of opinion, 
that for the comfortable support of my son. Wife and Children, it be 
necessary to sell my house and land where I now dwell, I do hereby 
authorize and empower my said Executors to sell the same House and 
land and to execute legal Deeds thereof, of bargain and sale, to the 
purchaser or purchasers of my said Estate. Lastly, I do hereby con- 
stitute and appoint my said Vvife and John Hancock, Esq., and Mr, 
John Soley, to be Executors of this my last Will and Testament. 

In Witness whereof, I do herel)y set my hand and Scale this Sev- 
enth day of January, 1773, and in the Thirteenth year of the Reign 
of His Majesty George the III., King of Great Britain, &c. 

Nathaniel Glover, and a Scale. 

Signed, sealed, published and declared by Nathaniel 
Glover to be his last Will and Testament, 

In jjresence of us, 

Benjamin Church, 
Daniel Crosby, 
Samuel Savage, 



NATHANIEL GLOVER. 261 



Codicil. 



As an additional token of regard to my beloved son Nathaniel Glo- 
ver, I do furthermore bequeathe, and by this Codicil annexed to my 
will hereb}' give and bequeathe and devise to my said son Nathaniel 
Glover, the sum of One hundred Pounds Lawful Money, to be by him 
received at the decease of his Mother, before the division of the Estate 
that shall remain at her decease. And it is my express meaning and 
intention that this receipt shall in no wise act as a bar to his receiv- 
ing his proportion of the remaining Estate, as dix'ected above in my 
AViU. 

In Witness whereof, I do hereunto set my hand and seale, this 11th 
day of May, 1Y73, in the 13th year of His Majesty's Reign, &c, 

Nathaniel Glover. 

Attest : Mary Read, 

Benjamin Church, Jun. 
William Chaloner. 

Boston, June 11th, 1773. 

(36) RACHAEL GLOYER, the eldest daughter of Nathaniel, 
Jr., and Rachacl (Marsh) Glover, was born at the Dorchester home- 
stead, July 30th, 1707, baptized at the Dorchester Church by the 
Rev. John Danforth, 4 (6) 1707, died in Boston, Oct. 16, 1749, aged 
42 years, and was buried in the ancient cemetery at Dorchester. She 
was twice married. First, May 20, 1725, to Ebenezer Clough, of 
Boston, by the Rev. Jonathan Bowman. He was the son of Ebene- 
zer and Martha (Goodwin) Clough, who were married in Boston, 
March 28, 1693, and was born in Boston, Dec. 9, 1697, and baptized 
at the First Church there, Dec. 12, 1697, his parents being members 
of that Church in full communion. Oct. 27, 1723, he was admitted 
to join the New South Church in Summer Street, Rev. Samuel Check- 
ley, pastor. Dec. 28, 1725, Rachacl his wife was admitted to join 
the same Church. They had five children, who were all baptized 
at that Church by Rev. Mr. Checkley. 

Children of Ebenezer and Rachael (Glover) Clough, born in 
Boston : 

118. Rachael, b. May 27, 1727 ; died in infancy. 

119. Mary, b. June 5, 1728. 

120. Susannah, b. April 12, 1730. 

121. Nathaniel, b. Aug. 1, 1731. 

122. John, b. Oct. 2, 1732. 

Ebenezer Clough died in Boston in 1734, and left an estate valued 
at ^3792. 



262 MEMORIALS AND GENEALOGIES. 

Nov. 10, 1736, Racliael (Glover) Clougli was married the second 
time, to Richard Salter, Esq., of Boston. She survived him, and died 

a widow. He was the son of Rev. Richard and ( ) Salter, of 

Boston, was a merchant, and died in Boston in October, 1747. They 
had three children, as follows : 

-|-123. Richard, b. in 1738 ; was a merchant in Boston in 1785. 

124. Rachael, b. in 1739 ; died young, unmarried. 

125. William, b. in 1742 ; died young. 

The will of Richard Salter, Sen., merchant, was made April 4, 
1747, and proved November 3, of the same year. By this will, 
after the payment of his just debts and funeral charges, he be- 
queaths to his wife Rachael one third of all his estate personal, and 
the other two thirds of such estate to his son Richard Salter. Also, 
he bequeaths one third of all his real estate to his wife Rachael during 
her widowhood ; the remaining two thirds to his son Richard Salter. 
If it please God to remove his son by death, the whole estate, real 
and personal, to go to his wife until her intermarriage or death? 
and in that event to his brother John Salter, son of the Rev. Richard 
Salter. Signed by Richard Salter, in presence of Henry Atkins, 
Joseph Clarke and John Proctor. 

(37) HANNAH GLOVER, third daughter of Nathaniel, Jr., 
and Rachael (Marsh) Glcjver, was born in Dorchester at the home- 
stead, Feb. 24, 1708, and was baptized at the Dorchester Church, 
March 6, 1708-9, by Rev. John Danforth. She died in Dorchester, 
Nov. 3, 1706, aged 57 years, and was buried there. She was mar- 
ried to Joseph Bass, Esq., Nov. 14, 1751, and was his second wife. 
His first was Elizabeth Breck, of Dorchester, by whom he had several 
children — Sarah, Joseph, Susanna, Edward, and others. Edward 
was born in Dorchester, Nov. 23, 1726, graduated at Harvard Col- 
lege in the class of 1744, was a schoolmaster in Dorchester,- and in 
1751, after completing his studies for the ministry in the Episcopal 
Church, and being chosen assistant minister of St. Paul's Church in 
Newburyport, went to England for ordination, which took place there 
May 24, 1752. In 1796 he was elected the first Bishop of the dio- 
cese of Massachusetts. He died on the 10th of September, 1803, 
aged 77 years. Ilis mother, Elizabeth Bass, died June 21, 1751, 
and Capt. Joseph Bass married, second, Hannah Glover, who sur- 
vived him. He died January 9, 1752. There was no issue by the 
second marriage. 



NATHANIEL GLOYER. 263 

(38) ALEXANDER GLOVER, the second son of Natlianiel, Jr., 
and Racliael (Marsh) Glover, was born at the homestead in Dorches- 
ter, Nov. 13, 1710, baptized Nov. 26, 1710, by the Rev. John Dan- 
forth, died in Dorchester, March 15, 1770, in his 60th year, and was 
buried in the ancient burial yard ; he has a grave-stone. Feb. 5, 
1732, he was married to Sarah White, daughter of Edward and 
Patience (Bird) White, by Rev. Jonathan Bowman. She was bom 
in Dorchester, April 3, 1711, and died there Dec. 3, 1790, in her 
80th year. He occupied the homestead with his mother, and at her 
decease succeeded to his inheritance. (See p. 54.) It has been said 
of him that he possessed in a remarkable degree those admirable 
and desirable traits of character and habits of life which distinguished 
his father, although not called to so public and active a life. He was 
a member of the Dorchester Church, and adorned his profession by 
a quiet, sober, and useful life. He occasionally served in town offices. 
May 13, 1746, his name is enrolled among a list of elderly persons 
qualified to serve as Grand Jurors for the County of Suffolk. In 
1 744 he is enrolled among those capable of bearing arms and liable 
to appear at alarm, " and living within the limits of the First Inde- 
pendent Company in the Town of Dorchester, whereof Col. Estes 
Hatch is Captain." 

Children of Alexander and Sarah (White) Glover, born at 
the homestead in Dorchester (see p. 54) : 

126. Sarah, b. Oct. 18, 1732 ; d. Nov. 29, 1733, in her 2d year. 

127. Nathaniel, b. March 15, 1735 ; m. Meliitable Hill, Dorchester. 

128. Sarah, b. March 4, 1737 ; m. Ephraim Mann, of Boston. 

129. Patience, b. Jan. 23, 1739 ; m. Jonatlian Leods, Dorchester. 

130. Alexander, Jr., b. Feb. 1, 1741 ; m. Hannah Pope, Stoughton, 
+131. Edward, b. May 21, 1743 ; m. Hannah Pifield, of Boston. 
4-132, Rachael, b. Oct. 8, 1745 ; m. John Howe, Esq., of Dorchester. 

133. Hannah, b. Fob. 15, 1747 ; d. Jan. 20, 1752, in her 4th year. 
+134. Abigail, b. Oct. 14, 1750; m. Joseph Chip, of Dorchester. 
+135. Mary, b. June 24, 1753 ; m, Jonathan Pierce, Dorchester. 

Alexander Glover served at Castle William as a soldier, and was 
discharged in 1748. 

(40) PELATIAH GLOVER, the third son of Nathaniel, Jr., 
and Rachael (Marsh) Glover, was born at tlie homestead in Dorches- 
ter, April 2, and baptized April 5, 171 6, by the Rev. John Danforth. 
He died in Dorchester, April 3, 1770, aged 54 years, and was buried 
in the ancient burial yard. He has a gravestone. 



264 MEirORIALS AND GENEALOGIES. 

In June, 1740, he was married to Mary Cochrane, daughter of 
Samuel Cochrane, of Boston, born there about 1718. It is supposed 
she died in Dorchester, but no record of her death has been found, 
and if buried there she has no gravestone. 

He resided in Boston for several years after his marriage, and 
kept a school there. He inherited a portion of the Dorchester home- 
stead conjointly with his brothers Nathaniel and Alexander. 

In 1753, and previous, his name is enrolled among a list of sol- 
diers in the " First Independent Company in the Town of Dorches- 
ter, whereof Estes Hatch, Esq., is Captain, James Foster Lieutenant^ 
Edward Hillon Second Lieutenant, Nathaniel Langley Ensign, Thomas 
Pimer, Humphrey Atherton and Zebulou Pierce Sergeants, William 
Marion Drummer, Samuel Blake Clerk." 

In 1756, Pelatiah Glover was appointed by the town of Dorches- 
ter to " keep school for Squautum and the Farms." He probably re- 
mained in that employment but a short time. At some time during 
the French and Indian war he went as sutler to the army, and it is 
said of him that he furnished provisions for the soldiers from his own 
store. After his return from the army he kept a provision store in 
Boston, and also opened a public house, and was at one time known 
as " Pelatiah Glover, Innkeeper of Boston." After his decease, in 
1770, his widow continued the business. A widow Glover died in 
Boston, February, 1772, no age mentioned, who may have been the 
widow of Pelatiah, the date of whose death has not been found in 
Dorchester. 

Children of Pelatiah and Mary (Cochrane) Glover, born in 
Boston : ' 

+136. Rachael, b. Aug. 14, lUl ; m. William Blake, of Boston. 
+137. Elizabetlj, b. Oct. 19, 1742; d. Aug. 12, 1827, aged 85 years, 
unmarried. 

I 

(41) SUSANNAH GLOVER, eldest daughter of John and Su- | 
sannah (Ellison) Glover, was born in Dorchester, Jan. 8, 1715, 
and died in Stoughton, Nov. 3, 1803, aged 89 years. She was buried 
in Stoughton, and has a gravestone. 

Jan. 19, 1740, she was married to Lazarus Pope, of Dorchester 
and Stoughton, by Rev. William Walker. They removed to Stough- 
ton, where Mr. Pope inherited a large tract of land, and owned a 
house and sawmill. He was the son of Ralph and Rachael (Neale) 



NATHANIEL GLOVER. 265 

Pope, of Dorchester, born there Nov. 1, 1714, and died in Stoughton 
April 1, 1752, aged 37 years. He was buried in Stoughton in the 
okl burying yard, and has a gravestone. He was a brother of Dr. 
Ralph Pope, of Stoughton, and they resided near each other, in the 
South Precinct, about one mile from the Plymouth Colony line." 
They were members of the Church in Stoughton North Precinct, Eev. 
Samuel Dunbar, pastor. 

Children of Lazarus and Susannah (Glover) Pope, born in 
Stoughton : 

-f-138. Micajah, b. June 6, 1741 ; m. Sarah Whitney, of Braintree. 
-|-139. Ralph, b. Oct. 1, 1742 ; m. Hannah Gay, of Stoughton, 
-j-140. Susannah, b. Dec. 27, 1744 ; 

j 1st, Capt. Joseph Farrington ; 
^- I 2d, Dr. Peter St. Medord, U. S. Navy. 
-[-141. Lazarus, b. Jan. 19, 1747 ; m. Mary Swan, widow of Kufus 

Spurr. 
+142. Jerusha, b. April 18, 1749 ; 

1st, Philip Marchant ; 

2d, Samuel Bisbee, of Stoughton. 

(42) JOHN GLOVER, the eldest son of John and Susannah 
(Ellison) Glover, was born in Dorchester, April 4, 1717, baptized in 
Milton by the Rev. Peter Thacher, and died in Bristol, R. I., Nov. 1, 
1784, aged 67 years. He was twice married, as appears from what 
has been gathered from records and other sources. In 1741, March 
15, he was married to Elizabeth Bill, of Bristol, R. L, by Rev. John 
Burt, Pastor of the Catholic Congregational Church at Bristol. The 
date of her death has not been ascertained, or of his second mar- 
riage with Mary , whose death, as recorded in the family Bible, 

took place Dec. 10, 1782, aged 76 years. His children were all by 
the first marriage. He settled in that part of Bristol known by the 
name of Poppasqua. He left a good estate, both real and personal. 

Children of John and Elizabeth (Bill) Glover, born in Bristol, 
R. L: 

+143. Mary, b. in 1743 ; m. Caleb Turner. 

+144. Rebecca, b. in 1745; in. James Nooning, of Bristol, R. I. 

+145. Jonathan, b. in 1746 ; d. unm. in Amenia, N. Y., in his 42d year. 

(43) JOSEPH GLOVER, the second son of John and Susannah 
(Ellison) Glover, was born in Dorchester, June 6, 1720, baptized at 

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266 MEMORIALS AND GENEALOGIES. 

Milton by tlio Eev. Peter Thacher, June 5, 1720, and died in Charles- 
ton, S. C, of yellow fever, Aug. 25, 1769, in his 49th year. He 
left a widow and seven children. At the age of twenty-eight years, 
Dec. 8, 1748, he was married to Elizabeth Bass. She was the daugh- 
ter of Deacon Joseph Bass, formerly of Braintree, and afterwards of 
Boston, and was born in the former place in 1720. She died in 
Boston, May 18, 1804, aged 84 years. Capt. Joseph Glover was a 
mariner and shipmaster, and lived mostly at sea. He left a good 
estate, which was administered on by Elizabeth Glover his wife. 
James Bracket, Oliver Billings and William Glover, of Dorchester, 
were appointed guardians to his minor children. 

Children of Capt. Joseph and Elizabeth (Bass) Glover, born in 
Braintree : 

+146. Elizabeth, b. April 2, 1749-50 ; 

j 1st, Benjamin Greenwood, of Boston ; 
™- I 2d, Thomas Caldwell, of Ipswich. 
+147. Susannah, b. Oct. 8, 1750-51 ; m. Gershom Thomas, of Boston. 
+148. Catharine, b. Oct. 14, 1752-3 ; m. Benjamin Wardwell, Esq., 

of Bristol, R. I. 
+149. Hannah, b. Jan. 1, 1755 ; m. James Brown, of Killingly, Ct. 
+150. Mary, b. Dec. 4, 1757 ; m. Ebenezer Hemenway, of Boston. 
-[-151. Margaret, b. Jan. 20, 1760 ; m. William May, of Roxbury. 
+152. Jane, b. Oct. 16, 1762; m. Bryant Newcomb, of Braintree. 

(44) JERUSHA GLOVER, the second daughter of John and 
Susannah (Ellison) Glover, was born in Dorchester, Dec. 3, 1722, 
baptized in Milton by the Rev. Peter Thacher, Dec. 29, 1722, and 
died in Boston, July 27, 1777, in her 55th year. She was buried at 
Copp's Hill, and has a gravestone. At the age of twenty-five years, I 
Oct. 7, 1748, she was married to Col. William Burbeck, and was his 
second wife. They had nine children. 

Col. William Burbeck was of English parentage, but born in Bos- 
ton, in 1715, and died there July 22, 1785, aged 69 years. He was 
buried at Copp's Hill, and has a gravestone. He was twice mar- 
ried; the first time to Abigail Shute, of Boston, by whom he 
had two children, Edward and Abigail. Edward married a Lit- 
tle, was settled in Newburyport, and was killed tliere by light- 
ning, June 23, 1782. He had children born there. Has descend- 
ants, who settled in Littleton, N. H. Abigail married Peter King, 
of Boston, who left a daughter Abigail, married to Benjamin Coates, j 

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NATHANIEL GLOVER. 267 

Esq., of Boston. Col. Burbeck had a brother Edward, the only one 
of the name cotemporary with himself, who was married to Hannah 
Loring, of Hull, April 3, 1729, by the Rev. Ezra Carpenter, of Hull. 

Children of Col. William and Jerusha (Glover) Burbeck, born 
in Boston, and baptized at the Old North or Christ Cliurch : 

153. AVilliam, bap. March 15, 1T49 ; died young. 
-}-154. Jerusha, bap. June 16, 1751 ; m. Capt. John Cathcart, Boston. 

155. Mary, bap. April 15, 1752 ; died in infancy. 
+156. Henry, bap. June 9,1754; 

j 1st, Abigail Webb, of Bath, Maine ; 
^' \ 2d, Lucy B. Rudd, of New London. 
-[-157. John, bap. Aug-. 1, 1755 ; m. Jerusha Baker, of Boston. 

-{-158. Joseph, bap. Nov. 21, 1756 ; m. Ebzabeth , Marblehead. 

4-159. Thomas, bap. Ang. 27, 1758; m. Sally Coverly, of Boston. 

160. Mary, 2d, bap. July 11, 1762 ; died unmarried, before 1785. 

161. Susannah, bap. April 18, 1765 ; died unmarried, in 1812. 

In 1749 Col. William Burbeck, and Mrs. Jerusha Burbeck his 
wife, were admitted to Christ Church (Episcopalian) in Boston. 

The following incidents in the life and character of Col. William 
Burbeck have been gathered from a letter, furnished by his son Gen. 
Henry Burbeck, and other family letters, and also from personal 
interviews with his descendants. 

Col. William Burbeck was by trade a carver, and worked success- 
fully in that employment for several years. There are many speci- 
mens of his genius in that art still to be seen in Boston. The carv- 
ing of the Corinthian pillars in King's Chapel, and other elaborate 
work, were done under his direction. While employing himself at 
his trade, he occupied his leisure moments in reading and close study, 
particularly in the science of mathematics. The arts of Gunnery 
and Artillery next engrossed his attention, and having furnished him- 
self with a competent library, he advanced rapidly in those studies, 
and soon became master of every branch of them. He also devoted 
a portion of his time to the art of Pyrotechnics, and soon became com- 
petent to prepare fireworks, equal if not superior to any which were 
ever made in his time. He prepared those which were used for the 
celebration of the repeal of the Stamp Act in 1765, and which were 
considered to be equal to any ever produced. He passed many 
years at Castle William. lu 1769 he was appointed to fill a vacancy 
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268 MEMORIALS AND GENEALOGIES. 

skill and efficiency. Old Castle William was at that time garrisoned 
and supported by tlie Colony, as its chief fortress of defence. 
Very soon after, in the autumn of 1770, Castle William was taken 
possession of by Great Britain. He still remained there, and was 
appointed Ordinance Storekeeper. 

He was uneasy under British control, and sought means to escape 
from their jurisdiction and honors of office as soon as possible. It 
required a little strategic mana^uvriug to enable him to escape ; but 
having friends to aid him, he was able to accomplish his passage 
to Boston without being discovered or even suspected. He selected 
a time when all the mechanics were at dinner, and passing do-^vn to 
the boat which was awaiting him, rowed himself over to Noddle's 
Island, now East Boston, passed thence to Chelsea, thence to Cam- 
bridge, and landed without interruption. He hired a carpenter's 
shop in Cambridge on the northeast side of the Common, and em- 
ployed himself in preparing ammunition. 

In 1774 he received an appointment, through his friend Dr. Joseph 
Warren, to superintend the laboratory and artillery belonging to the 
Colony, and to see that everything was prepared for service. He 
had proved himself fully competent for that office. When the conflict 
with Great Britain commenced, he joined the standard of the Ameri- 
can colonies, and distinguished himself for his patriotism and ardent 
attachment to the cause. He had made a previous agreement, that 
in case the United Colonies obtained their independence, his pay 
should continue the same for life. The contract was fulfilled, and he 
received his pay during his life. 

At the close of the year 1775 he was appointed to succeed Col. 
Gridley in the command of the Massachusetts artillery. But although 
skilled in military tactics, he was not fond of a military life. He 
declined the acceptance, and strongly recommended Gen. Knox, who 
was appointed. He filled the office of Lieutenant Colonel in the army 
while it remained at Cambridge; but when, in 1776, the army maixh- 
cd away to engage in active service, he remained under the contract 
which he had previously entered into with the colon}'. As an officer 
it is said he was highly valued by Gen. Washington, who, it has been 
stated, received his resignation with much disappointment and regret. 
After the peace of 1783, " Old Castle William" was again in posses- 
sion of the State, and Col. Burbeck was reappointed to the comuiand, 
and continued in that office until his decease. 



NATHANIEL GLOVER. 269 

Will of Col William BurhecJc. " 

In the name of God, Amen. This 20"^ day of July, lt85, 1 William 
Burbeck, Esq., of Boston, in the County of Suffolk and State of Mas- 
sachusetts Bay, being sick in body but of a sound disposing mind 
and thanks be to God therefor, do make and ordain this my Last Will 
and Testament. 

That is to say, principally and first of all, I commit my precious 
and immortal soul into the hands of God my Creator and Redeemer, 
relying solely on his grace in and through the merits and satisfaction 
of my Lord Jesus Christ for pardon with him. And my body I com- 
mit to the earth, to be decently buried at the discretion of my Execu- 
tors hereinafter named. 

And as touching my worldly Goods and Estate, after my just debts 
and funeral expenses are discharged, which I would have done with 
all convenient speed after mj^ decease, I give, bequeath and devise the 
same as followeth. 

Imprimis. To my Grandchildren, James Burbeck, Jenny Burbeck, 
Abigail Burbeck, Elizabeth, Mary, William and Joseph Burbeck, the 
children and heirs of my eldest son, Capt. Edward Burbeck, Dec*^, I 
give, bequeath and devise to them my said grandchildren. One single 
share of my Estate Real and Personal, equal to my sons and no more ; 
to be divided amongst them my said grandchildren, each share and 
share alike, to them and their heirs and assigns forever. 

Item. I give to my granddaughter Abigail King and daughter to 
Peter and Abigail King, Deceased, I bequeath to her One share of 
my Real and Personal Estate, and to her heirs and assigns forever. 

Item. To my son John Burbeck I give, bequeath and devise my 
case of Instruments, over and above his single share in my Estate 
and magazine that came in Capt Scott. 

Item. To my son Capt. Henry Burbeck I give, bequeath and de- 
vise the cash or money that I lent him, over and above his single share 
in my Estate. 

Item. To my children Jerusha Cathcart, Capt" Henry Burbeck, 
John Burbeck, Joseph, Thomas, and Susannah Burbeck, I give, be- 
queath and devise all the remainder and residue of my Estate, Real 
and Personal, to be equally divided to and among them, share and 
share alike, to them and to each of them and to their heirs and assigns 
forever. 

And, lastly, I do hereby nominate, constitute and appoint ray lov- 
ing sons Capt" Henry Burbeck and John Burbeck, in the State of 
Massachusetts Bay, to be my Executors to this my last Will and Tes- 
tament, revoking all former Wills by me at any time heretofore made. 

In witness whereof, I have herewith set my hand and seal, the day 
and year first within written. 

William Burbeck, and a seal. 

Signed, sealed, published, pronounced and declared by the said 
William Burbeck the Testator, to be his last Will and Testament. 
In the presence of us, 
Giles Harris, 
William Salisbury, 
Sukey Cathcart. 
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MEMORIALS AND GENEALOGIES. 



Boston, Aug. 9, 1785. The afore written will being presented for 
Probate by the Executors therein named, Giles Harris, William Salis- 
bury and Sukey Cathcart made oath that they saw William Burbeck, 
the subscriber to this Instrument, sign, and heard him declare the 
same to be his last Will and Testament ; and that he was, when he 
did so, of sound disposing mind and memory, according to these de- 
ponents' best discerning ; and that they set their hands as witnesses 
thereof in the Testator's presence, Oliver VV^endell, 

Judge of Probate. 

Inventonj of his Estate. 

Library. 

Dictionary of the Arts and Sciences, .... £00 08 

Langley's Architecture, 8s. ; Principles and Art of Mili- 
tary, 3s., 

An old book upon Fortifications, with cuts, . 

Remarkable Providences, ..... 

Sharp's Sermons, 3 vols., ..... 

Mutho on Philosophy and Astronomy, . 

De la Martin's Travels, 2s. ; Surveying, 5s., 

Anderson's Art of War, 4s. ; Die. of the Arts and Scien 

Eoyce's Dictionary, 8s. ; The Field Engineer, 4s., 

Burnet's Ministry, Is. ; Prayers and Meditations, 2s., 

Complete French Master, Is. ; Flavel's Works, 5s., 

Old books on ditiferent subjects, some one hundred and 
years old, 

Gibbs's descriptions on Architecture, 20s., . 

Treatise on Shipbuilding, folio, .... 

London Art of Building, quarto, .... 

Method of Representing Natural Objects, folio, 

Somes's Medley of Military Discipline, 

Halfpenny Architecture, quarto, .... 

Practical Surveying Art, 14s. ; Military Engineer, 2 vols 

Bland's Treatise of Military Discipline, 

Mechanical Principles, folio, .... 

Muller's Engineer, 5 vols., .... 

Buchanan's Family Physician, 

Robinson on Mathematical Instruments, 

Hudibras, 1 vol., 4s 6d. ; Wilson's Navigatioji 

Langley's Architecture, 2 vols., . 

Bisset's Theory of Fortifications, 

Cook's Voyages, 2 vol., .... 

Robertson's Treatise of Mathematics, . 

Euclid's Elements of Mathematics, 

Modern Fortifications in 1673, 3s. 6d. ; 3 old pictures, 3s., 

£12 12 10 

Household Furniture, £149 07 11 

Mansion House and Land under it belonging to the same, 

at the North part of Boston, in Battery Alley, 280 00 00 



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£442 00 09 



NATHANIEL GLOVER. 271 

Henry Bnvbeck, one of the Executors, presented the foregoing- in- 
ventory, and made oath that it contained a true and perfect Inventory 
of the Estate of William Burbeck, late of Boston, Dec*^, so far as has 
come to his knowledge, and that if more hereafter do appear, he will 
cause it to be added and render account thereof when required. 

Boston, Aug. 23, 1785. Oliver Wendell, Judge of Probate. 

Examined by 
William Cooper. 

(46) NATHANIEL GLOVER, the fourth son of Jolin and 
Mary (Horton) Glover, was born in Dorchester, Dec. 12, 1731, was 
baptized at the Milton Church by the Rev. Peter Thacher, and died 
in Milton, Dec. 14, 1801, aged 70 years. He was buried at Quincy 
in the ancient cemetery. 

He owned an estate at Milton, and another in Braintree, and lived 
at Milton towards the close of his life. His funeral was attended 
by the Rev. Joseph McKean, of Milton, and his burial service is re- 
corded on the records of the First Church there. He was a member 
of the Church at Braintree. 

He was twice married. Jan. 9, 1753, by Rev. Mr. Niles, to Mary 
Field, of Braintree, by whom he had four children. She died July 
21, 1779, aged 45 years; and he married, for a second wife, Abigail 
Copeland, of Braintree, Nov. 15, 1783, by whom he had four more 
children. She was admitted to join the Church in Braintree, Nov. 
7, 1784, and died there since 1825. 

Nathaniel Glover's will was probated at Dedliam, in the County 
of Norfolk, in January, 1802. 

Children of Nathaniel and Mary (Field) Glover, born in Brain- 
tree : 

162. Eunice, b. June 11, 1768 ; d. April 8, 1790, aged 26, unm. 

-fl6o. Mary, b. May 27, 176G ; m. Lemuel Allen, of Braintree. 

-j-164. John, b. Aug. 13, 1769; m. Phebe Curtis, of Braintree. 

-|-165. Nathaniel, b. July 28, 1772 ; m. Esther Glover, of Dorchester. 

By wife Abigail Copeland : 

+166. Josiah, b. Aug. 15, 1784 ; 

^^ j 1st, Sophia I. Sorrelle, of Braintree ; 
■ I 2d, Mary P. Adams (widow), of Quincy. 
■167. Abigail, b. Oct. 3d, 1785 ; m. Stephen Veazie, of Quincy. 
468. Delight, b. Sept. 2, 1787 ; m. Joseph Nightingale, of Quincy. 
169. Elisha, b. Nov. 25, 1789 

1st, Mary Veazie, of Quincy 

2d, Elizabeth Seward, of Ipswich. 



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272 MEMORIALS AND GENEALOGIES. 

(47) JOSIAH GLOVER, the fifth son of John and Mary (Horton) 
Glover, was bom in Dorchester, Dec. 2d, 1726, baptized at Milton 
by the Rev. Peter Thacher, Dec. 11, 1726, died in Dorchester, Dec. 
14 1803, aged 77 years, and was buried in the ancient cemetery m 
Qu'incy. ' He left a widow, but no issue. He was a landholder by 
inheritance, and by purchase he acquired a competent estate, both 
real and personal. His house is said to have been situated about 
half way between the Newbury farm homestead and the farm of Mr. 
Billings on the Squantum road. It has been since sold and removed. 
He made a will, and bequeathed all his personal estate to his wife. 
His lands he ordered to be equally divided among his surviving 

brothers. 

Aug. 24, 1758, he was married to Mary Blackman, of Dorchester, 
who was born there Jan. 12, 1739, died in Chelsea, Dec. 20, 1820, 
and was buried in the ancient cemetery in Quincy. Her will, proved 
Feb. 18, 1821, bequeaths all her property to Mrs. Elisha Hayden, 
of Jay, Me. No relationship has been traced between Mrs. Hayden 
and the Glover family. Lewis Glover Hayden, son of Elisha Hay- 
den, was baptized in Quincy, Nov. 5, 1797, and the name is supposed 
to be from courtesy. 

(48) ELISHA GLOVER, the sixth son of John and Mary 
(Horton) Glover, was born in Dorchester, Jan. 9, 1729, baptized at 
Milton by the Rev. Peter Thacher, Jan. 31, 1729, and died in Quin- 
cy, Oct. 18, 1811, in his 83d year. He was a mariner and naviga- 
tor, passed many years at sea, and went on several foreign voyages. 

Capt. Elisha Glover was twice married. First, Dec. 26, 1754, to 
Elizabeth, the daughter of Thomas and Elizabeth (Clough) Glover (60), 
of Newbury farm, a first cousin. She was born Sept. 6, 1738, and was 
sixteen years old when married. She died in Quincy, May 10, 1757, 
in her 19th year. She left a son. He married, a second time, Oct. 
15, 1759, Jerusha Billings, daughter of John and Miriam (Davenport) 
Billings, of Dorchester. She was born in Dorchester, Sept. 22, 1743, 
and died in Quincy, April 2, 1807, in her 64th year. 

Capt. Glover left a good estate. He was an extensive landholder, 
both. by purchase and inheritance. He purchased the Hinckley 
estate of the heirs of Ebenezcr Hinckley, and left it to his son Ezra 
at his decease. 



NATHANIEL GLOVER. 273 

Children of Capt. Elisha and Elizabeth Glover, born in 

Dorclicster : 

no. Elisha, b. March 29, 1156 ; d. Sept. 12, 1783, at Providence, 
R. I., in his 28th year, unm. He was a merchant, and lived 
for a time at Dorchester Village. 

By second wife, Jerusha Billings : 

+171. Elizabeth, b. Feb. 21, 1761 ; d. March 13, 1847, unm., aged 86. 

172. Lewis, b. Sept. 20, 1763 ; d. at Guinea, in Africa, Nov. 10, 

1787, aged 25 years. 

173. Josiah, b. Nov. 6, 1765 ; d. Aug. 1, 1782, at N. York, aged 16. 

174. Joseph, b. Nov. 1, 1767 ; d. Jan. 11, 1792, at Richmond, Va. 
-|-175. Ezra, b. June 22, 1770 ; m. Eunice Minot, of Dorchester. 
4-176. Mehitable, b. Nov. 8, 1773; m. Samuel Kinsley Spurr, Milton. 
-|-177. Russell, b. June 15, 1776 ; d. June 10, at New York city, un- 
married, aged 64 years. 

+178. Stephen, b. Jan. 9, 1778 ; 

C 1st, Mary Woodward, of Boston ; 
^' I 2d, Rebecca Payne Gore, of Boston. 
179. Elijah, b. Aug. 2, 1780 ; d. Dec. 8, 1781, in his second year. 

(49) EZRA GLOVER, seventh son of John and Mary (Horton) 
Glover, was born in Dorchester, Jan. 5, 1732, baptized at Brain- 
tree, Feb. 25, 1732-3, and died in Chelsea, Jan. 11, 1792, aged 60 
years. He inherited from his father a portion of the land which was 
at Quincy, belonging to John Glover's estate. He also owned an 
estate in Chelsea, and resided there after his marriage until his de- 
cease. No issue. He was married to Elizabeth Belcher, daughter 
of Jonathan and Elizabeth (Tuttle) Belcher, of Chelsea, June 1, 
1786, by Rev. Phillips Pay son, of Chelsea. Her parents were mar- 
ried in Chelsea, May 13, 1742, and had a permanent residence there, 
owning an estate. After the decease of Mr. Glover, his widow Eliza- 
beth was married a second time to William Barrows, of Boston, 
March 27, 1797, by Rev. Phillips Payson, of Chelsea. She removed 
to Boston, and died there, Nov. 25, 1797. The Boston Records say: 
" Mrs. Barrows, that was the widow Glover, died, aged 53 years." 
She was born, therefore, in 1 744. 

Ezra Glover made a will, and left his income to his wife Eliza- 
beth — proved in Feb., 1792. His lands in Dorchester and Quincy 
to be equally divided among his surviving brothers. " The estate of 
Ezra Glover was divided by order of Court, in 1798, according to 
the pui-port and true intent of his Will." 



274 MEMORIALS AND GENEALOGIES. 

(50) ENOCH GLOYER, the eighth son of John and Mary 
(Horton) Glover, was born in Dorchester, May 14, 1734, and bap- 
tized in Braintree at the First Church there, May 19, 1734. He 
died in Dorchester, Nov. 21, 1801, in his 68th year. He was an inn- 
keeper, and owned a competent landed estate. His mansion house was 
situated on the Upper Road leading from Dorchester to Boston, about 
one mile from Dorchester " Four Corners," and is now owned by 
Edmund Wright, Esq., of Boston. Some of his descendants own 
and occupy portions of his land. 

Nov. 23, 1756, he married Susannah Bird, daughter of Benjamin 
and Johannah (Harris) Bird, of Dorchester, and born there in 1736. 
She died in Dorchester, Oct. 26, 1802, in her 66th year. 

Children of Enoch and Susannah (Bird) Glover, born in Dor- 
chester : 

— 180. Johannah, b. Feb. 3, 1758 ; m. Aaron Bird, of Dorchester. 
— 181. Susannah, b. April 2, 1759 ; m. Ebenezer Baker, Dorchester. 
— 182. Mary, b. Oct. 18, 1760 ; m. Ebenezer Clap, Esq., Dorchester. 

183. Enoch, b. Nov. 5, 1762; never married ; d. in Dorchester, 
Feb. 13, 1817, in his 55th year. 
-|-184. Elizabeth, b. Nov. 1, 1764; m. Benjamin Lyon, of Dorchester. 

185. Benjamin, b. April 29, 1766 ; d. March 17, 1833, aged 67 yrs. 
Unmarried. 
4-186. Anna, b. Jan. 17, 1768 ; m. Stephen Wales, Esq., Dorchester. 
-j-187. Samuel, b. March 29, 1770; m. Martha Holden, Dorchester. 



(51) MARY GLOYER, the third daughter of John and Mary 
(Horton) Glover, was born in Dorchester, April 21, 1735-6, bap- 
tized at the First Church in Braintree, May 23, 1735-6, and died 
in Braintree, Nov. 2, 1754, in her 18th year. 

Feb. 4, 1753, she was married to Elijah Belcher, of Braintree. 
They had one daughter born there, viz. : 

188. Mary, b. Nov. 1, 1754; d. young, nnmarried. 

By the will of her grandfather, Mr. John Glover, she was to re- 
ceive the sum of thirty pounds if she lived to attain the age of twenty- 
one years ; if not, the sum bequeathed to her was to be retained in 
the estate. 

Elijah Belcher died in Braintree, June 1, 1800, aged 71 years. 
He Avas married a second time, and had other children. 



NATHANIEL GLOVER. 275 

(53) THOMAS GLOVER, Jr., the eldest son of Thomas and 
Elizabeth (Clough) Glover, was born in Boston, Sept. 1, 1723, at the 
house of his maternal grandfather, Deacon John Clough, who resided 
on the corner of Main and Essex Streets. He received the ordi- 
nance of baptism, Sept. 3, 1723, at the New South Church, Summer 
Street, by Rev. Samuel Checkley, pastor, and died in Stoughton, Jan. 
11, 1811, in his 89th year. In the spring of 1723-4, his parents 
removed from Boston to Dorchester, and resided on the Newbury 
farm, which had become the inheritance of his father (see page 80). 
He resided here until the year 1748. From 1731 to 1748, he served 
as a soldier and an officer on Castle William, in Boston harbor, and 
was chosen Lieutenant of the militia, and served in that capacity a 
short time. In 1 744, the name of Thomas Glover, Jr., is enrolled 
among a list of persons " capable of bearing arms and liable to ap. 
pear at the alarm, and living within the limits of the first Independ- 
ent Company in the Town of Dorchester, whereof Col. Estes Hatch 
is Captain, and Samuel Blake Clerk. He obtained his discharge 
from the Castle in 1 748, as is shown by the following order : — 
"Dorchester, April 12, 1748. Mr. Samuel Blake: Sir — Please pay 
to Mr. Thomas Welles, the bearer hereof, what is due to us the sub- 
scribers for our training at the Castle William in the year 1746, in 
the time of the Alarm, and this receipt shall be your discharge." 
Signed by Thomas Glover, Jr., Elijah Glover, Elisha Glover, and 
John Billings, Jr. 

Thomas Glover, Jr., became an extensive landed proprietor by 
inheritance from his father, and his maternal grandfather, Dea. John 
Clough, of Boston. 

Lands in Ashford and Windsor, Corin. 

In 1 744, Thomas Glover, Jr., and Elijah Glover his next brother, 
received, by deed of gift from their grandfather, Dea. John Clough, 
of Boston, the following described tracts of land, containing by esti- 
mation about six hundred acres. The following is copied from the 
original deed : 

To all People unto ivJiom these Presents shall come. I John Clough of 
Boston, in the County of Suffolk, in the Province of Massachusetts 
Bay in New England, Leather Dresser, send Greeting. Know ye, 
That I the said John Clough, for and in Consideration of the love 
and affection that I have and do bear towards two of my grandchild- 
ren, Thomas Glover, Jun', and Elijah Glover, both of Dorchester in the 



2^76 MEMORIALS AND GENEALOGIES. 

County and Province aforesaid, Have Given, Granted, Conveyed and 
Confirmed, and by those Presents do fully, freely, clearly and abso- 
lutely give, grant, convey and confirm unto them the said Thomas 
Glover and Elijah Glover, and to their heirs and assigns forever, in 
equal halves, vVU my Right, Title and Interest in several tracts or 
Parcels of Land lying in the Township of Ashford and in the Colony 
of Connecticut, on the North side of the Township, commonly called 
the North Half-mile, which I with Mr. Thomas Downes purchased of 
Nathaniel Fuller and Philip Eastman (an. 1718), as upon Record in 
Ashford may fully appear, viz., One Tract containing Two hundred 
and ninety-five acres. Butted and bounded as follows. Beginning at 
a Chestnut Tree marked, standing in the North Part of said Ashford 
Township ; from thence running on the Town line across the East 
Branch of Roaring Brook 295 Perch to a Red Oak, standing on a 
Great Rock on the East side of a Hill ; and from thence running South 
One Hundred and Sixty Perch to a Black Oak Tree marked ; and 
from thence running East two hundred and ninety-five Rods to a great 
White Oak Tree marked ; and from thence the line runs North One 
Hundred and Sixty Perch to the bounds first mentioned. Another 
Tract or Parcel of Land containing by estimation Three Hundred and 
Twenty Six acres, more or less ; Beginning at a Rock with Stones 
about it ; from thence running West three hundred and twenty six 
Perch upon the Town line, to a Groat Rock with Stones upon it, it 
being in the Town line — then running South 160 Perch to a Stake and 
Stones ; From thence running South 160 Perch to a Chestnut Tree ; 
Then Running East 326 Perch to a Stake and Stones ; From thence 
running Nortli 160 Perch to the first mentioned Corner. Also another 
Tract of land containing about forty two Acres. Beginning at a Red 
Oak standing on a Great Rock, on the East side of a Hill ; from thence 
running West on the Town line 42 Perch to a Chestnut Tree ; From 
thence running South 160 Perch to a Black Birch tree marked ; thence 
running East 42 Perch to a Black Oak Tree marked ; thence running 
North to the first mentioned Bounds. Also another Tract or Parcel 
of Land situate and lying and being in the County of Windham, in 
the Township of Windsor, in the Colony of Connecticut, lying be- 
tween Union and Stafford, bounded as follows. Beginning at a Stake 
and Stones standing in a line, commonly called and known by the 
name of Farrar's line ; and in the South line of land belonging to 
Uriah Loomis of Windsor, and from thence runs Southerly on the said 
lin'e 52 Rods to a leaning White Oak marked, with Stones about it ; 
and from thence the line runs Easterly 209 Rods to a Stake and heap 
of Stones in the North line of Land belonging to James Eanos of Wind- 
sor, Thirty nine Rods from the North West Corner of said Eaiios's 
Land ; and from thence the line runs North Westerly 104 Rods to a 
Stake and heap of Stones in the aforesaid line of said Loomis Land ; 
and from thence the Line runs Westerly rounding on the said Loomis 
Line to the first mentioned Bounds. Or however otherways bounded 
or reputed to be bounded, either of the said parcels of land may be. 
And all the Estate, Right, Title, Interest and Inheritance, Claim or 
demand whatsoever of Me the said John Clough, of, in and to each 
and every Parcel of the aforesaid Tracts of land with the Privileges 
and Appurtenances thereof. To Have and to Hold all and singular 
of the aforementioned and granted Premises, with all the Privileges 



NATHANIEL GLOVER. 277 

and Appurtenances thereof, unto the said Thomas Gh^ver and Elijah 
Glover and to their heirs and assigns forever as their own proper 
Estate in Fee simple, from henceforth forever, absolutely, without any 
manner of Condition whatsoever. And Further I do hereby Promise, 
Bind and oblige myself, my heirs. Executors and Administrators, from 
henceforth and forever, to warrant and defend all the above granted 
Premises and Appurtenances thereof unto the said Tliomas Glover 
and Elijah Glover and their heirs and assigns forever, against the 
lawful claims and demands of all Persons. 

In Witness whereof, I the said John Clough have hereunto set my 
hand and Scale this 1 day of January, 1744, &c. 

John Clough, and a seal. 
Wifnessed by 
John Gofle, 
Samuel Wheeler. Acknowledged before 

Samuel Welles, 

Justice of the Peace ^ 

In 1744, Thomas Glover, Jr., also received by deed of his grand- 
father, Dca. John Clough, of Boston, a negro boy named George, 
which he owned conjointly with his brother Elijah for several years ; 
and they subsequently, in about 1770, disposed of him to their bro- 
ther William Glover, who lived in Dorchester, and the boy died and 
was buried on Mr. Glover's estate. (See page 248.) 

In 1748, soon after obtaining his discharge from Castle William, 
Thomas Glover, Jr., went to Stoughton, and made arrangements to 
settle there on a tract of land belonging to his father, Thomas Glover, 
Esq., who guaranteed to two of his sons the inheritance of the two 
hundred acres of land which had been assigned to " Mr, John Glo- 
ver " in the Twenty-five Divisions of Land in Dorchester New Grant, 
as specified in a deed of quitclaim from Glovers to Thomas Glover, 
bearing date 1 743. This land was situated in the South Precinct of 
Stoughton, and at the most southerly portion of it, adjoining the 
estates of Dr. Ralph and Lazarus Pope. He commenced building a 
house, which was finished about 1750. The public road was hardly 
passable farther than the North Precinct (now Canton), and those 
Avho intended to settle in that wilderness had to find their way by 
marked trees to the South Precinct (now Stoughton), where were a 
few families living who had commenced a settlement near the Colony 
line, reaching there by the old Plymouth and Taunton roads. 
He made his journeys on foot or on horseback, and resided alter- 
nately at Dorchester (Newbury farm), and at Stoughton, while his 
house was building. 
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I I MEMORIALS AND GENEALOGIES. 

In tbe war of the French and Indians, Thomas Glover was con- 
scripted or drafted to serve in the expedition against the French. 
He procured a substitute in William Monk,* and conveyed to him 
forty acres of his land on the homestead farm in Stoughton as an 
equivalent and compensation to serve for him in that war. Subse- 
quently Thomas Glover, Jr., by purchase added to his acres thus 
reduced ; he bought land in the Twelve Divisions of Henry Lead- 
better and Increase Leadbctter, Standfast Foster, Benjamin Lynde, 
Esq., and others. 

April 19, 1775, he served in a company marching from Stoughton 
on the alarm. (Yol. 13, p. 104, Army Rec. : " Lieut. Thomas Glover, 
of Stoughton, 58 miles travel.") Officers, Capt. Peter Talbot and 
Col. Frederick Pope, of Stoughton. Capt. James Pope and Ralph 
Pope went in the same company. 

Thomas Glover was married in Stoughton, Feb. 20, 1752, to Re- 
beckah Pope, eldest daughter of Dr. Ralph and Rebeckah (Stubbs) | 
Pope, of Stoughton (South Precinct), by Rev. Jedediah Adams, pas- | 
tor of the First Church there. She was born in that town, Dec. 29, I 
1730, and baptized at the North Precinct by Rev. Joseph Morse, Jan. ] 
2, 1731, her parents being members of that Church, and she was | 
carried thither on horseback to receive the ordinance only a few | 
days from her birth. She removed from her father's to her new house j 
at the time of her marriage, and died there Aug. 12, 1812, in the i 
82d year of her age. She was buried in the old burying ground | 
in Stoughton, by the side of her husband, and has a gravestone. 

Cliildren of Thomas and Rebeckah (Pope) Glover, born in 
Stoughton : I 

+189. Elizabeth, b. Sept. 25, 1752 ; m. Samuel Bird, of Sharon. 

190. Rebeckah, b. May 16, 175i ; d. unm. May 1, 1785, aged 28. 
-|-191. llainiah, b. June 3, 1756; m. Jonathan Capen, Jr., Stougliton. 
o TI.nm.« L n.n 9Q 1^^^ . ,.. ] 1st, Eunice Bent, of Sudbury 



+192. Thomas, b. Dec. 29, 1757 ; m. . ., , ... ., ,, • ,. ci 
' 1 2d, Abigad llewit)s, of bharon. 

+193. William, b. July 17, 1759 ; m. Content Porter, of Stoughton. 

+194. Rachael, b. Jan. 15, 1761; m. \ If ^^^J" ^°"r,',^^^"^'l''^^'^,*'" ' 
' ' ( 2d, Solomon llall, Dorchester. 

+195. Samuel, b. Feb. 5, 1763 ; m. Eleanor llawes, of Sharon. 

+196. Ebenezer, b. Feb. 2, 1765 ; m. Mary Trescott, widow of Isaac 

Fenno, of Dorchester. 

* William Monk returned home, having been in the battles of Louisburg and Fort William 
Henry, and was present at the taking of Quebec. He built a house and married, and passed 
his life on his homestead thus acquired. 



NATHANIEL GLOVER. 279 

-}-197. Jeruslia, b. April 28, 1766 ; m. Unite Blackman, Dorcliester. 

-}-198. Anna, b. Nov. 13, 1768; m. Josiah Leeds, of Dorchester. 

I inn -m-- i i a moa i^tna ( 1 st, Martha Pone, Dorcliestcr ; 

+199. Ehjah, b. April 20, 17.0 ; m. | 3^/ g^r^i, Howe/ Dorchester. 

Thomas Glover and Rcbeckah his wife became members of the First 
Church in Stoughton, South Precinct, in 1752, and their children 
were all baptized there within a few days of their birth. His will 
bears date July 26, 1796; probated the first Tuesday in May, 1811. 
He gave portions of land to his sons ; and to his daughters, who 
were all married and had received their marriage portions, he gave 
a balance of money as their full share in his estate, and settled the 
homestead on his youngest son, Elijah Glover (see p. 80). The house 
built in 1750 is still standing; the land is in possession of his heirs. 

In the life and character of Thomas Glover the Christian graces 
were developed and shone with admirable lustre. Of strict integ- 
rity, of mild and amiable temperament, of sound and discretionary 
judgment, he was a kind husband, a tender parent, a friendly and 
obliging neighbor, a patriotic and law-abiding man, of whom it was 
once remarked by a prominent citizen and officer of the town of 
Stoughton, that " if all people were like Mr. Thomas Glover, there 
would be no need to make laws." Of the Church to which he be- 
longed he was an exemplary and worthy member, and observed the 
ordinances with great veneration and strict adherence, both in public 
and in the family, continuing the worship of God at the family altar 
until nearly the close of his life, a period of almost sixty years. He 
was an honorable and worthy citizen and member of society, and is 
remembered as such by all survivors who ever knew him. In his de- 
portment he was gentlemanly, and was possessed of a degree of man- 
Jy grace and beauty. 

(54) ELIJAH GLOVER, the second son of Thomas and Eliza- 
beth (Clough) Glover, was born at Newbury farm, in Dorchester, 
July 20, 1725, baptized at the CImrch in Dorchester, Rev. John Dan- 
forth, pastor, July 25, 1725, and died in Milton at his residence on 
Milton Hill, July 1, 1770, aged 45 years. He was buried in ]\[ilton 
in the ancient burial yard, and has a gravestone. His death was 
caused by an internal injury received by wrestling at a match or 
ring, formed for that exercise, on Election day the May previous- 
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280 MEMORIALS AND GENEALOGIES. 

strength, and while enjoying his victory received a challenge from a 
new champion who had come on the ground. He accepted, and tri- 
umphed, but the contest caused the rupture of a blood-vessel, which 
resulted in death in a few months. He made his will, appointing 
wife Elizabeth executor; Elijah Glover, of Pembroke, was one of the 
witnesses. In 1 744 his name is enrolled upon the alarm list, and also 
at Castle William on the list of soldiers who had served there in 
1747 and previous, under the command of Col. Estes Hatch. 

Elijah was an extensive landholder in Dorchester and Milton. He 
inherited a competent estate from his father, and was an owner, con- 
jointly with his elder brother Thomas Glover, in lands received from 
their grandfather, Dea. John Clough, at Ashford and Windsor, in the 
Colony of Connecticut. He also came in possession of valuable 
lands in right of his wife Abigail. His homestead estate was situ- 
ated in Milton, on the Milton Hill road leading to Quincy meeting- 
house, nearly opposite the estates of Gov. Belcher and Gov. Hutch- 
inson, who lived at one time on Milton Hill, and whose estates have 
passed to Joseph Eowe, Esq., and the Hon. Jonathan Russell. The 
house built by Elijah Glover has been taken down and a new one 
built on the same spot, and the location of his estate may be identi. 
fied at the present time by two large elm trees which once adorned 
the premises and still remain to mark the spot. 

He was twice married. First, on Dec. 21, 1751, to Abigail 
Kingsley, daughter of Samuel and Mary (Gulliver) Kingsley, of 
Milton, born there Oct. 16, 1727, and died Feb. 8, 1761, in her 35th 
year. Her earliest American ancestor was John Kingsley, who came 
from England and settled in Milton, and was married there June 25, 
1669, to Susannah Daniell. By his first marriage Elijah Glover 
had one son. He was married, second, Jan. 1, 1762, to Elizabeth 
Tucker, of Milton. They had one daughter. 

Only child of Elijah and Abigail (Kingsley) Gloyer, born in 
Milton : 

200. Samuel Kingsley, b. June 28, 1153 ; m. Eunice Babcock, Milton. 

By wife Elizabeth Tucker : 

201. Susannah, b. April 21, 1765 ; m. Charles Pierce, of Milton. 

Elizal)eth Tucker, the widow of Elijah Glover, married, a second 
time, Nov. 2, 1776, George Clark, of Milton. He died, and she 



NATHANIEL GLOVER. 281 

married, a third time, Deacon Moses Carey, of North Bridgewater, 
and died there in 1825. She had two children by George Clark. 
Eleanor, born in 1790, married Deacon Daniel Noyes, of Boston. 

(57) WILLIAM GLOVER, the third son of Thomas and Eliza- 
beth (Clough) Glover, was born at the Newbury farm homestead, in 
Dorchester, Aug. 1, 1731, and was baptized at the First Church in 
Quincy, Aug. 8, 1731. He died in Dorchester, March 7, 1797, in his 
67th year, and was buried in Quincy, in the ancient burial yard; he 
has a gravestone. He inherited a portion of Newbury farm, was co- 
executor to his father's will, and joint heir to his homestead estate. 
He also came in possession of extensive and valuable lauds in right 
of his wife, and built a house and settled on her estate. It is still 
owned and occupied by his descendants. Dr. William B. Duggan is 
the present possessor, in right of his wife, who is a grandchild. 

Oct. 15, 1772, William Glover was married to Mary Capen, daugh- 
ter of John Capen, of Dorchester, born there in 1738, and died Nov. 
11, 1813, aged 75 years; buried in Quincy, and has a gravestone. 
At the age of 16 years, in 1747, his name is enrolled among those 
who served at Castle William under the command of Col. Estes 
Hatch. 

Children of William and Mary (Capen) Glover, born in Dor- 
chester : 

202. William, b. Aug. 9, 1775 ; d. xVug. 9, 1779, aged 4 years. 

203. Edward, b. March 13, 1778 ; d. May 26, 1813, unm. aged 65. 

204. William, b. Oct. 3, 1780 ; m. Mary Billings, of Quincy. 

205. Mary, b. Nov. 12, 1784 ; d. Nov. 12, 1800, aged 16 years. 

(58) JAMES GLOVER, the fourth son of Thomas and Eliza- 
beth (Clough) Glover, was born at the Newbury farm homestead, 
in Dorchester, June 5, 1734, baptized at the Church in Braintree, 
June 9, 1733-4, and died in Vinalhavcn, at Fox Islands, Lincoln 
County, Maine, April 22, 1806, in the 72d year of his age. He re- 

■ sided in Dorchester until he arrived at the age of manhood. His 
name is enrolled among a list of officers and soldiers in Col. Estes 
Hatch's first Independent Company in the to-\^'n of Dorchester, dated 
Oct. 11, 1753, when he was at the age of twenty years. He also 
served at Castle William, and was discharged in 1748. In that year 
he went to Stoughton, and made preparations to settle on a tract of 
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282 MEMORIALS AND GENEALOGIES. 

land there, belonging to his father, in the Twenty-five Divisions in 
Dorchester New Grant. In 1758 the portion of his inheritance was 
confirmed to him by his father's will. "While in Stoiighton, he re- 
sided at Dr. Ralph Pope's, and after the marriage of his brother 
Thomas Glover became an inmate of his house, making alternate 
excursions and visits to the Newbury farm homestead in Dorchester. 

Four years after the decease of his father, in 1761, he sold his 
estate in Stougliton to Thomas Shepard, of the North Precinct (now 
Canton). He had broken up and cleared the land, and made other 
improvements. Date of deed, March 24, 1761. Consideration, two 
hundred and ten pounds. Description and location are as follows : 

A certain Tract or Parcel of land lying in the Third Precinct in 
Stougbton, containing One hundred Acres, be the same more or less. 
And is the one half of a lot formerly laid out by the Dorchester Pro- 
prietors to " Mr. Glover." Butted and Bounded as follows. Begin- 
ning at a Stake and heap of Stones at a Corner in the Division line 
between Thomas Glover's land and the said Hundred Acres, then runs 
in a strait line till it comes to the corner bounds of said " Mr. Glo- 
ver's " line ; and is bounded Westerly partly on Judge Lynde and 
partly on David Thompson ; then running in the line between said 
land and George Monks's land till it comes to the corner bounds be- 
tween the said Lot and Thomas Crane's land ; and is bounded Easter- 
ly partly on Thomas Crane's land and partly on Johnson Tolman's 
Lot, till it comes to a Stake and heap of Stones in the Division line 
between said land and Thomas Glover's ; and is bounded Northerly 
on Thomas Glover, till it comes to a stake and heap of stones by the 
Way (road), then the Way as it is now improved is the bounds lill it 
comes to a fence in the Division line on the Contrary side of the Way ; 
and from thence in a strait line to the Stake first mentioned. 

James Glover. 
Signed, sealed and delivered in presence of us, 

Thomas Glover, 

William Pope. 

This estate has passed down in the Shepard family, and is now 
(1866) in possession of Samuel Shepard Stetson, a great-grandson 
of Thomas Shepard. 

June 2, 1762, James Glover purchased a tract of land in Framing- 
ham, of Mr. John Haven, administrator on the estate of Nathaniel 
Stacey. He owned a house and land there in that part of the town 
known by the name of " Salem End." Also he owned land in East 
Sudbury. 

June 9, 1790, he sold his estate at Framingham and removed to 
Fox Islands, in Maine. He took a farm in Vinalhaven, on a lease or 



NATHANIEL GLOVER. 283 

shares, of Eleazcr Crabtree. The indenture was signed by Eleazer 
Crabtree and James Glover, and witnessed by Samuel Train, Jr., and 
Enoch Train. He subsequently purchased the estate, and resided 
there at his decease. 

He was twice married. First, Feb. 3, 1762, to Lois Bent, of Sud- 
bury, who was the eldest daughter of Thomas and Mary (Stone) 
Bent. She was born in Sudbury, Dec. 3, 1740, and died at Framing- 
ham in 1783. Her earliest American ancestor was Hopestill Bent, 
who came from England with his parents in the early settlement of 
New England, settled at Bent's Point, now in the precinct of South 
Boston, and was married to Elizabeth Brown, Nov. 27, 1701. Thomas 
their son, and father of Lois Bent, was born in Sudbury, July 27, 
1706, married Mary Stone, May 28, 1733, and had eight children. 
James Glover married, a second time, Sept. 23, 1784, Mrs. Mary 

(Hill) Mctcalf, widow of Metcalf, of Franklin, Mass. They 

had six children. She died at Vinalhaven, Feb. 15, 1842. 

Children of James and Lois (Bent) Glover, born at " Salem End," 
Framingham : 

-{-206. Lois Bent, b. Nov. 30, 1762 ; m. Asa Nourse, of Framingham, 
i-20T. Mary, b. Aug. 10, 1764 ; m. ] If' f ^'\^^^^."°' Framingham ; 



2d, Asa Nourse, 

208. Anna, b. May 13, 1766 ; d. Sept. 8, 1779, aged 14 years. 

4-209. Elizabeth, b. June 5, 1768 ; m. Isaac Fisher, of Framingham. 

-j-210. Sarah, b. July 9, 1770 ; m. Sam'l Thomas, of Vinalhaven, Me, 

4-211. Martha, b. Nov. 3, 1772 ; m. Jonathan Rugg, of Framingham. 

212. James, b. Dec. 4, 1774 ; d. Feb. 15, 1778, in his 4th year. 

213. Eunice, b. June 20, 1777 ; d. July 22, 1825, in her 49th year. 

By Mary Hill (Metcilf) Glover, born in Vinalhaven, Fox 

Islands, Me. : 

— 214. Jerusha, b. Nov. 29, 1785 ; m. Thomas Verille, of Vinalhaven, 

--215. Julia, b. April 20, 1787 ; m. Benjamin Crabtree, of Vinalhaven, 

—216. John Clough, b. Oct. 21, 1788 ; m. Martha White, of Camden. 

— 217. Elijah, b. Aug. 27, 1792 ; m. Nancy Crabtree, of Vinalhaven. 

218. Susannah, b. Dec. 13, 1795 ; d. Jan. 8, 1853, aged 58 years. 

-[-219. Willard, b. July 29, 1796 ; m. Emeline Packard. 

Mr. James Glover and his first wife were mcmljcrs of the Clmrch 
at East Sudbury. His second wife, Mary, was a member of the 
Church at Franklin, Mass. The above children were all baptized. 

(59) EBENEZER GLOYEPt, the fifth son of Thomas and Eliza- 
beth (Clough) Glover, was born at Newbury farm, in Dorchester, 



284 MEMORIALS AND GENEALOGIES. 

June 27, 1736, baptized at the First Churcli in Braintree (now 
Quiucy), July 4, 1736, and died in Dorchester at the homestead, 
Dec. 26, 1807, in his 72d year. He was buried in the ancient ceme- 
tery in Quincy, and has a gravestone. 

In 1758, at the age of twenty-two years, he succeeded to the pos- 
session and occupancy of the homestead of Newbury farm (see p. 74), 
and continued there until his decease. He was co-executor to the 
will of his father, with his brother William, in that year. He was an 
extensive landed proprietor, by inheritance and by purchase ; was the 
owner of lands in Braintree, Dorchester and Milton, and paid taxes 
in those towns. His name is enrolled in the army list of those who 
composed the alarm men in the war of the Revolution in 1776; 
was among those who were called out on the 19th of April, 1775, to 
meet the enemy at Lexington, and was active and patriotic in his 
country's cause throughout the conflict. It is said, also, that he was 
one of the memorable Boston " Tea Party," and assisted in the 
removal and destruction of that article in Boston harbor in the year 
1774. 

Ebenezer Glover was twice married. First, in 1772, to Sarah 
Wadsworth, who was a daughter of Deacon Benjamin and Esther 
(Tucker) Wadsworth, of Milton, born there Oct. 29, 1747, and died 
at Newbury farm, January 8, 1783, in her 35th year. Her first 
American ancestor was Christopher Wadsworth, one of the early 
Flymouth Pilgrims, who settled at Duxbury, and had, by wife Grace, 
Samuel and others : second, Capt. Samuel Wadsworth, born about 
1630, married Abigail Lindall, daughter of James Lindall, of Marsh- 
field, in 1656; killed at Sudbury in 1676, in a battle with the In- 
dians, for whom and his compatriots the Wadsworth monument was 
erected in 1852: third, Dea. John Wadsworth, his son, born in 1674, 
died 1733-4, married Elizabeth Vose, and had eleven children, of 
whom was Dea. Benjamin Wadsworth, born 1707, died 1771, and by 
wife Esther Tucker had Sarah, who became the first wife of Ebene- 
zer Glover, Esq. They had two children. Mr. Glover married, second, 
June 23, 1785, Mary Davenport, daughter of Stephen and Thankful 
(Bent) Davenport, of Milton, born there in 1751, died in Quincy at 
the house of her daughter, Mrs. Adams, June 7, 1833, aged 82 
years, and was buried in Quincy. They had one daughter. 

Children of Ebenezer and Sarah (Wadsworth) Glover, born at 
Newbury farm, Dorchester : 



NATHANIEL GLOVER. 285 

-f220. Benjamin Wadsworth, b. Dec. 14, ITU; m. Mehetable Wil- 
lard Baxter, of Quincy. 
221. Esther, b. Sept. 4, 1778 ; m. (165) Nathaniel Glover, of Quincy. 

By wife Mary Davenport : 
-f 222. Hannah, b. Sept. 4, 1789 ; m. Thomas Adams, Esq., Quincy. 

(G3) JERUSHA GLOVER, the fourth daughter of Thomas 
and Elizabeth (Clough) Glover, was born at Newbury farm, in Dor- 
chester, May 20, 1745, and died in Quincy, Sept. 17; 1817, in her 
73d year. 

She was twice married. First, June 30, 1763, to Daniel Arnold, 
of Braintree. He died in 1780, and she was married, a second time, 
June 5, 1785, to Capt. Joseph Baxter, of Quincy, who was born there 
in 1740, and died May 7, 1829, aged 89 years. Capt. Baxter was 
twice married. First, to Anna Adams, Dec. 27, 1764, who died Sept. 
5, 1784; and he married, a second time, Mrs. Jerusha (Glover) 
Arnold. 

Children of Daniel and Jerusha (Glover) Arnold, born in 

Braintree : 

4-223. Joseph Neale, b. Oct. 10, 1764; m. Mehetable Adams, of 

Braintree. 
+224. Daniel, b. Oct. 21, 1766 ; m. Charlotte Cleverly, of Braintree. 
4-225. Elizabeth, b. Sept. 16, 1770 ; m. Jesse Penno, of Milton. 



j 1st, John Pierce, of Milton ; 
i 2d, Caleb Thayer, Braintree. 



+226. Jerhsha, b. July 27, 1774 

+227. Elisha, b. March 28, 1778 ; m. Catharine Sherman. 

By Capt. Joseph Baxter, born in Braintree : 
+228. James, b. June 28, 1787 ; m. Mary Phipps, of Braintree. 

(64) ANNA GLOVER, sixth and youngest daughter of Mr. 
Thomas and Elizabeth (Clough) Glover, was born at Newbury farm, 
in Dorchester, Aug. 3, 1749, and died in Sudbury, Nov. 10, 1837, in 
her 89th year. She was buried in Sudbury. 

She was married to Jason Bent, of Sudbury, Aug. 17, 1773, and 
removed there to live. His house was about one mile from the cen- 
tre of the town. In the autumn of 1773, Jason Bent and Anna his 
wife were admitted to join the First Congregational Church there. 
He was the son of Thomas and Mary (Stone) Bent, of Sudbury; 
was born there in 1734, and died Oct. 1, 1786, very suddenly, aged 
52 years. He left a widow and seven children. The homestead 



2ab MEMORIALS AND GENEALOGIES. 

passed into the possession and occupancy of his eldest son Thomas 
Bent, who died there March 28, 1848, leaving a widow. 

Children of Jason and Anna (Glover) Bent, born in Sudbury: 

+229. Elizabeth Clough, b. July 13, 17U ; m. Jabez Maynard, of 

Sudbury. 
+230. Thomas, b. Sept. 4, 1116 ; m. Sarah Patch, of Stowe. 
+231. Sewell, b. Oct. 9, HIS ; m. Lydia Patch, of Stowe. 
+232. Nancy, b. Oct. 9, 1780 ; m. Moody Tenney, of Stowo. 
+233. Jerusha, b. May 20, 1783; m. Samuel Browne, of Sudbury. 
+234. Jason, b. Sept. 12, 1785 ; 

1st, Asaneck Fairbank, of Framingham ; 

2d, Martha Plympton, of Sudbury. 

(65) ROBERT GLOVER, the eldest son of Capt. Robert Glo- 
ver. The date of his birtli has not been ascertained, but it is pre- 
sumed he was born about 1697 or '98. He resided at one time in 
Boston, and was associated with the merchants of that time. He 
also resided for some time in the ancient Piscataqua country, near 
Portsmouth, N. H. He served in Queen Anne's war, under Sir Wil- 
liam Pepperell, was in service at the taking of Cape Breton, and, as 
it appears, died or was killed about that time, or in 1 745. He was 
married, and the name of his wife was Mary — whom, it seems, was 
a relative of the Fayerweathers of Boston, and of the Apthorps. At 
the time of Mr. Glover's death, or soon after, she was residing on the 
Island of Antigua, in the British West Indies. They had one son, 
viz. ; 

235. Robert, b. in 1720 ; went to the Island of Antigua. Was a 
merchant, and, it is supposed, died there. 

The following letters, written from the Island of Antigua by Mrs. 
Mary Glover, and her son Mr. Robert Glover, in 1 745-6, to Thomas 
Fayerweathcr, Esq., of Boston, comprise nearly all that has been 
gathered of them : 

Mrs. Mary Glover, residing at Antigua, West Indies, to Mr. Thomas 
Fayerweather, merchant, at Boston, N. E. 

Antigua, Feb. 5, 1745-6. 
Sir, — I received your favor by my sister Frances Fayerweather, 
and by her recommendation have taken the liberty to write to you 
and enclose a power of attorney, requesting the favor of you to act 
for me in all my affairs, which my husband Mr. Robert Glover was 
concerned in ; and to take in to your hands a negro, and what other 



NATHANIEL GLOVER. 287 

things he might have left in Boston or any other place. I likewise 
beg- the favor of 3^011 to make enquiry of the officers which went 
against Cape Breton, and of the company at home, and if the same 
came over before the death of Mr. Glover. I understand that Mr. 
Glover left two negroes in hands of Mr. Sherborne, a native of Pis- 
cataqua, which he carried from home, besides the above mentioned 
negro he carried to wait on him at Cape Breton, which boy I under- 
stand was left in the hands of Samuel Baker, which if you get, please 
send to this Island. I have also been informed that one Mr. Price, 
a Tailor, was indebted to Mr. Glover a considerable sum, for Gold 
and Silver buttons, which I hope you inquired about ; for Mr. Glover 
carried with him a large quantity. lie also bought a horse in Cape 
Breton. Mr. Samuel Fayerweather was present when he paid the 
money for him. If you send the negro or Mr. Glover's effects, please 
have them insured. Your favor in this will infinitely oblige, Sir, 
I am your most humble and obedient Servant, 

Mary Glover. 

P. S. To Mr. Thomas Fayerweather, — Your Cousin Fanny desires 
you to ask Mr. Samuel Fayerweather, who can inform you about the 
horse which Mr. Glover paid the money for while at Cape Breton. 
Please to dispose of it to the best advantage. Your Cousin Fanny 
desires you to remember her love to her Cousin Fayerweather and 
family, atid Miss Apthorp and Cousin Allen, and likewise Miss Tyng 
and family, and all acquaintances who inquire for her. 

Mary Glover. 

From Robert Glover, of Antigua> to Mr. Thomas Fayerweather, mer- 
chant, of Boston, 

Antigua, March 25, 1U7-8. 
Sir, — My mother received yours some time ago, acquainting her 
that you could not receive my father's effects without Letters of Ad- 
ministration, which she never thought of before, and now it is too 
late ; But as it is left between my Mother and myself, I dont suppose 
but the copy of the Will will be sufficient, as I have given my mother 
Power to act in my behalf, and desire that you would forward it as 
soon as possible, for lying out of the money so long is a great detri- 
ment to us both. I hope you will excuse the trouble we give you in 
this affair. But hope it will be in my power in a little time to serve 
you more largely in the mercantile way. My Mother presents her 
love and service to your father antl family, as doth your sincere 
friend and servant, Robert Glover. 

P. S. I shall be glad to have a line from you by all opportunity. 
If you will direct to Mr. Robert Glover, living with Mr. Michael Lov- 
ell, Merchant, in Antigua. Please to send me a copy of my father's 
papers by the first opportunity. Tiiere is an account of two Negroes 
left with Mr. Sherborne, of Piscataqua. Robert Glover. 



(GG) THOMAS CtLOVER, the second son of Capt. Robert Glo- 
ver, was born about 1700. lie settled in Pembroke, Mass., and died 



288 MEMORIALS AND GENEALOGIES. 

there in 1761, in his 61st year. Very little has been gathered of 
him. His name is enrolled among a list of those who served in 
Queen Anne's war, in 1745-6,- but it appears he was absent from 
his home in Pembroke but a short time, and was residing there at 
the time of his decease in 1761. 

He was married, Jan. 23, 1723, to Sarah Bonney, of Pembroke, 
who was the daughter of Elisha Bonney, of that place. 

Children of Thomas and Sarah (Bonney) Glover, born in Pem- 
broke : 

236. Martha, b. July T, n24. 

+237. Robert, b. Nov, 2, 1726; m. j Jf ' BethiahTubbs, Plymouth ; 
' ( 2il, Ahce Staudish, Pembroke. 

238. James, b. June 15, 1728. 

239. Thomas, b. Jan. 1, 1730 ; d. Jan. 9, 1731. 
+240. Thomas, b. Aug. 30, 1732. 

+211. George, b. iu 1735 ; m. Mary Fisher, of Plymouth. 

January 11, 1758, Thomas Glover purchased twenty-eight acres 
of land in Pembroke, of Tiiomas Little, Esq., of that place. Con- 
sideration, eleven pouuds. It was bounded, according to the Ply- 
mouth Records of Deeds, " by the way leading from the Street where 
John Bishop dwelt, to Jonathan Crooker's ; and Northerly by the 
land sold to John Bishop ; South East by land of Robert Glover 
which I sold to John Cunningham." 

March 2, 1761, letters of administration were granted "on the 
estate of Thomas Glover, late of Pembroke, deceased, to Robert 
Glover, his eldest son." March 31, 1761, an inventory of the estate 
was taken by Elisha Bonney, Joshua Weston and John Stetson, 
which was presented by Robert Glover, April 8, of the same year, 
who made oath that it was a true inventory, and that if more should 
appear be would make known the same. Tiie estate was rendered 
insolvent. List of creditors notified — William Sever, Jacob Ding- 
ley, Elisha West, Ichabod Bonney, Isaac Tubbs, Percy Tilson, Micali 
Lowden, widow Desire Witherell, Robert Glover, widow Abigail 
Bears. Dated at Plymouth, April 5, 1762. 

(69) JOHN GLOVER, Jr., eldest son of John Glover (cord- 
wainer) and Hannah (Capcn) Glover, was born in Dorchester, Oct. \ 
17,1715. There is no record of his baptism, his marriage or his I 
death. It is presumed that he was brought up with his mother's I 



NATHANIEL GLOVER. 289 

relatives, who lived in Roxbury. He was made a legatee to the will 
of his aunt Sarah Capon, whom it is stated was " late of RoxLury, 
and who died unmarried." 

Feb. 8, 1732, he chose John Capen, of Dorchester, to be his 
guardian, as appears by the following document. Mr. Capen accept- 
ed the trust. 

Knoic all men by these Presents, That I Jolm Glover, a Minor, aged 
about IT years, son of John Glover, Soldier, belonging to his Majes- 
ties Castle William, in the County of Suffolk and in his Majesties 
Province of Massachusetts Bay in New England, have named, ordain- 
ed and made, and do by these Presents put and constitute John Capen 
of Dorchester in the County of Suffolk, Cordwainer, to be my Guar- 
dian, with full power and authority for mo and in my name and for 
my use, to ask, demand and sue for, recover and receive and take into 
his possession and custody, all and singular such part and portion 
of an estate accrueing to Me in Right of my Aunt Sarah Capen, late 
of Roxbury, Spinster, Dec*^, or which by any other way or means what- 
soever belonging to me, and to manage, employ and improve the same 
for- my best advantage and profit during my Minority. And to do all 
whatsoever may be necessary in and about the Premises as fully and 
effectually, to all intents and purposes, as I myself might or could do 
personally, and being of full age. Praying that he may be accord- 
ingly accepted in the same Trust and Power. 

In Testimony whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 
28th day of February, 1732, and in the Sixth year of his Majesty's 
Reign, Our Sovereign Lord George the 2d, King over Great Britain, 
&c. (Signed) John Glover, and a seal. 

Signed, sealed and delinei'ed in x)rese.nce of us, 

Ebenezer Williams, 

John Payne. 

Feb. 28, 1732. The within named John Glover pei'sonally appear- 
ing before me, acknowledged this Instrument or Letter of Guardian- 
ship to be his free will, act and Deed, which I allow and approve. 

JosiAH WiLLARD, Judge of Probate. 

John Capeii's GuardianshijJ Account. 

The account of John Capen, late Guardian to the said John Glover a 
Minor, was presented to the Probate Court, Dec. 6, 1137, and is as 
follows : 

He the accountant charges himself with a Legacy left to the said 
John Glover by Sarah Capen his Aunt, which he received from her 
Executor, amounting to Thirty-six pounds. And the said Accountant 
prays allowance as follows, viz. : 

Paid for Letters of Guardianship, .... £00 10 00 

To the Bondsmen, 00 10 00 

For my time and expenses in coming to Boston to take 

out Letters of Guardianship, . . . . 00 19 00 
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290 MEMORIALS AND GENEALOGIES. 

For my care and trouble and expenses for Four years 

more than he earned, at Five Pounds a year, . 20 00 00 
For drawing and allowing and recording this Account, 00 15 00 



£22 14 00 



Dec. 6, 1731, John Capen, Guardian, presented the foregoing 
Account, and made oath that it contains a just and true account of 
his Guardianship to John Glover, which I allow and approve, and 
hereby order him to pay the Overplus to Mr. Samuel Lyon, of Rox- 
bury, Uncle to the said John Glover, 

The next date which can be found of him is also in 1737, when he 
was twenty-two years old. It appears he had resided in Roxbury, with 
his mother's relatives, and had never become an inhabitant of Dor- 
chester. In 1739, two years later, and when he had arrived at the 
age of twenty-four years, he was residing in the latter place, and- was 
thus requested to give security for his permanent residence, or depart 
the town : 



Suifolk ss. To Samuel Blake, one of the Constables of the Town 
of Dorchester, Greeting, In his Majesty's name you are required 
to give warning unto John Glover, Junior, now residing in this Town, 
but is no inhabitant of this Town, that he depart out of the Town of 
Dorchester within the space of fourteen days, or give security for liis 
longer continuance as the law directs. Hereof fail not, and make 
return of this warrant and of your doings tlicrein unto myself or to 
the Selectmen as soon as convenient you may. Dated at Dorchester, 
in the Thirteenth j^ear of his Majesty's Reign, on the 14th day of 
February, 1739. By the order of the Selectmen. 

James Blake, Town Clerk. 

It is presumed he gave the required guarantee, as his name is en- 
rolled among those who served at Castle William on the alarm list 
of 1744, and also of 1747, and was discharged from there in 1748. 
Alexander Glover received the amount due for bis services, and gave 
the following receipt : 

We the Subscribers do respectfully acknowledge to have received 
of Samuel Blake the full amount of Our Wages and Subsistence, 
money allowed us for our Service at Castle William in the time of the 
Alarm in the Year 174G. (Signed) Alexander Glover, for 

John Glover, Jr. 

The above is the last date that has been gathered of him. At 
this period he was 33 years of age. No record has been found relat- 
ing to his subsequent life. There is a traditional rumor or anec- 



NATHANIEL GLOVER. 291 

dote, which has been passed down among the Glovers at Dorchester, 
that " a John Glover was residing at Newbury farm in the time of 
the Revolutionary War, and that during the great excitement occa- 
sioned by the Lexington alarm in 1775, he took his gun and went 
out to find a place of safety in the woods, but soon returned and 
provided himself with a ' bag of salt,' intending to subsist on game 
until he could get beyond the reach of the enemy ; and that after- 
Avards he went to Rhode Island and never returned." He was at 
that time, if living, aged 60 years, and there seems to have been 
then no other John Glover to whom this story could possibly relate. 

(72) WILLIAM GLOVER, the third son of John and Lydia 
(Norcott) Glover, was born in Dorchester, Sept. 24, 1724, baptized 
at the Church there, Sept. 27, 1724, and died in Brookline, April h 
1757, in his 33d year. Letters of administration were granted " on 
the estate of William Glover, late of Brookline, deceased, intestate," 
to Jonathan Davis, April 15, 1757. Inventory taken Oct. 14, 1757, 
by Samuel Crafts and Jonathan Winchester, Appraisers, as fol- 
lows : " Bed and bed-clothes, half Dozen chairs, a chihVs chair. 
Square Table, Chest and Joynt Stools, Household Furniture and 
Pictures. Whole amount. Seven Pounds Eighteen Shillings (£7 1 8s.)." 

William Glover was married in Brookline, as certified by B. P. 
Baker, Town Clerk in that place, to Mary Coye, Nov. 24, 1748. 
She survived him, and there is reason to suppose that she was mar- 
ried again to Isaac Harper, Feb. 12, 1769, and nothing further is 
loiown of her. 

The records of the First Congregational Church in Brookline, the 
Rev. Cotton Brown, pastor, furnish the following baptism.s of two 
children of William Glover : 

242. Samuel, bap. May 13, 1750. 

243. Anne, bap. July 18, 1756. 

No other children appear there, and Mr. Baker certifies that none 
are to be found recorded on the Town Records of Brookline. The 
above children are recorded as of William and Mary Glover. No 
marriages or deaths are recorded previous to 1760, and until the 
ministry of Rev. Joseph Jackson. 

July 22, 1811, the death of a Samuel Glover is recorded thus: 
'' Samuel Glover, at Mrs. Partridges, 24 years old, felo-de-se.'' He 



292 MEMORIALS AND GENEALOGIES. 

was probably a son of the Samuel baptized in 1750, and gi'andson 
of William and Mary (Coye) Glover.* 

(75) SAMUEL GLOVER, fourth son of John and Lydia (Nor- 
cott) Glover, was born in Dorchester, July 28, 1730, baptized Aug. 
2, 1730, by Rev. John Danforth, and died at or near Albany, N. Y., 
in 1756. He was married to Ruth Wheat, of Needham, Sept. 28, 
1752. He bought a farm in Needham, and went there to live in Sep- 
tember, 1755, at the age of 26 years. He enlisted as a volunteer 
in the French and Indian war, and served in the army under Capt. 
Kingsbury and Col. Brinley. In the return of men's names, made 
July 26, 1756, page 496, Army Records, we find "Samuel Glover 
sick at Albany." Company mustered Oct. 11, 1756, under Capt. 
Stebbins and Col. Ruggles; and again on page 511, "Samuel Glo- 
ver sick at Albany." In an alphabetical list of men's names in Col. 
Timothy Ruggles's company, is " Samuel Glover, born at Dorchester, 
lived last at Needham; farmer; 26 jrs old ; volunteer, served at Fort 
Edward." His name was not reported after 1756. It is supposed 
by some of his descendants that he was murdered by the Indians at 
Greenbush, near Albany. 

Children of Samuel and Ruth (Wheat) Glover, born in Need- 
ham, Mass. 

244. Thomas, b. in 1753; dic^d in infancy. 

245. Anna, b. June 26, 1755 ; d. Sept. 20, 1755. 

+246. Samuel, b. April 25, 1756 ; m. Miriam Clarke, of Sturbridge. 

Ruth Wheat, the wife of Samuel Glover, was the daughter of 
Moses Wheat, of Needham, was born there, and died in Belchertown, 
Mass. She was twice married. After the death of Samuel Glover, 
she married Joseph Mason, of Sturbridge. Intention dated, on Town 
Records, Jan. 9, 1761. They were not married until April of that 
year. It is not known how long after their marriage they remained 
in Sturbridge, but they subsequently removed to Belchertown, taking 
with them her only sou, Samuel Glover, to reside in their family. 

* Mrs. Parti-idgc was his patron, but whether rel.ited or not, has not been ascertained. 
She was Elizabeth, the daughter of Jolin Hubbard, Esq., and widow of Capt. Samuel Par- 
tridge, and had not always i-csided in nrooklinc. In her last years she went to boai'd with 
the Gooch family, and died there Jan. G, 1814, aged 86 years. 



NATHANIEL GLOVER. 293 

Copy of a Marriage Contract made and signed in relation to her son, 
previous to the marriage of Capt. Joseph Mason with Ruth Glover. 
Sturbridge, March 17, 1761. Whereas Marriage is intended be- 
tween Joseph Mason and Ruth Glover, both of Sturbridge, in the 
County of Worcester and Province of Massachusetts Bay in New 
England, This may Certify that I Joseph Mason, Yeoman, do cove- 
nant, promise and engage to and with the said Ruth Glover, that after 
marriage, as she has therefore a desire to bring her son Samuel Glo- 
ver, who is about five years of age, into my family until he be four- 
teen years of age, I therefore do grant her request, and do promise 
and engage if she the said Ruth will earnestly engage to do her en- 
deavor of putting him out as soon as she can find a place to please 
her mind. And I therefore do promise and engage that I the said 
Joseph Mason will not act or do any thing to disturb or vex her the 
said Ruth Glover about disposing of this her said son while he is under 
my protection. And I do therefore promise and engage to allow him 
the necessaries of Life as I do one of my other Children, so long as 
he shall live with me while he is under fourteen. And if there be no 
great or heavy expenses, sickness or lameness, or any unforeseen ac- 
cidents happen to make a great change while he the said Samuel 
Glover shall live with me, I do therefore promise that I will not ex- 
pect any thing that belongs to him the said Samuel Glover, of his 
portion nor Estate, neither myself nor my heirs. And may the Good 
God enable us to live and maintain Love, peace and Unity. 

Witness my hand, Joseph Mason. 

Signed, sealed and delivered in presence of 
Ebenezer Fay, 
Thankful Fay. 

(77) WILLIAM RAWSON, eldest son of Capt. William and 
Sarah (Crosby) Rawson, and grandson of William, Esq., and Anne 
(Glover) Rawson, was born at IMendon, Feb. 20, 1711, and died 
there in 1790, aged 79 years. 

May 13, 1731, he was married to Margaret, daughter of Thomas 
Cook, of Uxbridge. He studied Law, settled in Mendou as a law- 
yer, and became eminent in his profession. He had eight children. 

Children of William and Margaret (Cook) Rawsox, born in 
Mendou : 

247. Thomas, b. May, 1732 ; m. Miss Read, of Uxbridge. 

248. William, b. in 1734 ; d. at Crown Point in 1756 ; was a sutler 

in the army there, 

249. John, b. in 1736 ; m. Elizabeth Bruce, of Mendou. 

250. Perne, b. Oct. 24, 1741 ; m. Mary Aldrich, of Mendon. 

251. Edward, b. July 25, 1744 ; m. Sarah Sadler, of Upton. 

252. Margaret, b. May 14, 1745 ; d. in 1748. 

253. Jonathan, b. March 15, 1749 ; m. Bathsheba Tracy, of Pres- 

ton, Ct. 

254. Margaret, b. in 1751. 



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294 MEMORIALS AND GENEALOGIES. 

(79) SARAH RAWSON, the eldest daughter of Capt. William 
and Sarah (Crosby) Rawson, and granddaughter of AVilliam, Esq., 
and Anne (Glover) Rawson, of Boston and Braintree, was born in 
Mendon, Jan. 15, 1715, and died in Upton about 1760. She was 
married to a Mr. Saunders, of Upton, about 1740. They had four 
children, two sons and two daughters, viz. : 

255. Elijah, b. in 1741 ; m. and left children, 

256. William, b. in 174.3 ; m. and had a family of children. 

257. Sarah, b. in 1745; m. Capt. William French, of Mendon. 

258. Anna, b. in 1749 ; died young. 

(83) DAVID RAWSON, the eldest son and child of David and 
Mary (Gulliver) Rawson, and grandson of William and Anna (Glo- 
ver) Rawson, was born in Braintree, at the homestead farm of William 
Rawson, Esq., Sept. 14, 1714. He died in Milton, June 17, 1790, as 
recorded on Milton Records, aged 76 years. 

He was married, about 1740, to Mary Dyer, of Weymouth, daugh- 
ter of Benjamin Dyer, Esq. She died in Milton, March 19, 1780. 
He was a farmer, settled in Milton, and owned a homestead estate 
there. He was a Justice of the Peace, and served in several offices 
of honor in the town. 

Children of David, Jr., and Mary (Dyer) Rawson, born in 
Milton : 

259. Hannah, b. May 28, 1742 ; m. John Ruggles, of Milton. 

260. Eunice, b. Dec. 3, 1743 ; m. Abner Packard, of Milton. 

261. Sarah, b. Sept. 25, 1745 ; m. James Blake, of Milton. 

262. Dyer, b. March 17, 1747 ; 

(1st, Susannah Webb, of Weymouth ; 
■ I 2d, Abigail Pope, of Dorchester. 

263. Rebecca, b. May 6, 1749 ; d. March 28, 1802, aged 53, unm. 

264. Mary, b. Feb. 1, 1754 ; m. Daniel French, of Milton. 

265. Nathaniel, b. Feb. 7, 1757 ; d. in New York city, Dec. 11, 

1780, aged 23 years. 

266. Anna, b. Aug. 21, 1758 ; m. John Young, of Milton. 

267. Esther, b. March 6, 1761 ; d. Oct. 27, 1792. 

(84) JONATHAN RAWSON, the second sou of David and 
Mary (Gulliver) Rawson, and grandson of William, Esq., and 
Anne (Glover) Rawson, was born at the Rawson homestead, in Brain- 
tree, Dec. 26, 1715, and died there in November, 1782, aged 67 
years. 



NATHANIEL GLOVER. 295 

Jan. 10, 1760, lie was married to Susanna Stone, of Roxbury. 
He settled on the homestead. His wife died iu 1773. 

Children of Jonathan and Susannah (Stone) Rawson, born in 
Braintree : 

268. Jonathan, b. Aug-. 1, 1762 ; m. widow Mary (Pope) Houghton. 

269. Stephen, b. Aug. 26, 1766 ; d. in Gibraltar, unm. 

270. Susannah, b. Sept. 1, 1768 ; d. Sept. 11, 1840, aged 72. 

271. Mary, b. in 1770; m. Lemuel Billings, of Quincy. 

272. Hanuah, b. in 1772 ; m. Israel Cook, of Watertowu. 

(85) ELIJAH RAWSON, the third son of David and Mary 
(Gulliver) Rawson, and grandson of William, Esq., and Anne 
(Glover) Rawson, of Boston and Braintree, was born at the Rawson 
homestead, Feb. 5, 1717, and died iu Pittstown, N. Y., in 1798. 

He married Mary Paddock, of Swansey, and lived a number of 
years in AVarren, R. L He afterwards removed to Pittstown, N. Y., 
and resided there until his decease. He had eight children. 

Children of Elijah and Mary (Paddock) Rawson, born in 
Warren, R. I. : 

273. Jonathan. 

274. Ann ; married a Stone. 

275. James. 

276. Samuel ; married. 

277. Edward. 

278. David. 

279. Elijah. 

280. Mary ; married a Smith. 

(86) MARY RAWSON, the eldest daughter of David, Esq., 
and Mary (Gulliver) Rawson, and granddaughter of William, Esq., 
and Anne (Glover) Rawson, of Boston and Braintree, was born at 
the Rawson homestead, in Braintree, May 20, 1718, and died in 
Roxbury. 

In September, 1745, she was married to Joseph Winchester, of 
Roxbury. The names of their children were : 

281. Mary. 

282. William. 

(90) ELIZABETH RAWSON, the fourth daughter of David, 
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296 MEMORIALS AND GENEALOGIES. 

Esq., and Anne Glover Rawson, was born at the Rawson homestead, 
in Braintree, Nov. 30, 1723, and died in Braintree, now Quincy. 

She was married, in 1 7 — , to Peter Adams, of Braintree, a brother 
of the Rev. Jedediah Adams, of Stoughton. They had two children : 

283. Peter. 

284. Jedediah. 

(91) JOSIAH RAWSON, fourth son of David, Esq., and Mary 
(Gulliver) Rawson, and grandson of William, Esq., and Anne (Glo- 
ver) Rawson, was born at the Rawson homestead, Jan. 31, 1727, and 
died in Warwick, in 1811, aged 84 years. 

Aug. 28, 1750, he was married to Hannah Bass, of Braintree, and 
removed to Grafton and resided there for a few years. He subse- 
quently removed to Warwick, Mass., and lived there the remainder 
of his days. He was a man distinguished for his good sense and 
superior judgment. 

Children of Josiah and Hannah (Bass) Rawson : 

285. Josiah, b. in Grafton, in 1'752; lived in Richmond, Mass. 

286. Simeon, b. in " in 1154; died in New York. 

287. Jonathan B.,b. in " in 1755; settled in Alstead, N. H. 

288. Lemuel, b. in 1756 ; settled in Richfield, Ohio. 

289. Anna B., b. in 1757 ; m. Thomas Leland, and went to Guil- 

ford, Ohio. 

290. Abigail, b, in 1758 ; m. Joshua Garfield, 

291. Mary, b. in 1759 ; m. David W. Leland, 

292. Lydia, b. in 1761 ; died in 1779, aged 18 years. 
29.3, Betsey, b, in 1763. 

294. Hannah, b. in 1764 ; died in Warwick, unmarried. 

295. Amelia, b. in 1766 ; m. Ellis, and went to Orange. 

296. Secretary, b. Sept. 19, 1773 ; m. Lucy Russell. 

(92) JERUSHA RAWSON, the sixth daughter of David, Esq., 
and Mary (Gulliver) Rawson, and granddaughter of William, Esq., 
and Anne (Glover) Rawson, was born at the Rawson homestead, in 
Braintree, Sept. 21, 1729, and died in Boston. 

She married Israel Eaton, of Boston, and went there to live. They 
had two daughters : 

297. Jerusha. 

298. Mercy ; m. Nathaniel Glover, of Dorchester. 

(94) EBENEZER RAWSON, youngest son and child of David, 
Esq., and Mary (Gulliver) Rawson, and grandson of William, Esq., 



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and Anne (Glover) Rawson, was born at the Rawson homestead, in 
Braintrce, May 31, 1734. The date of his death has not been ascer- 
tained. He was a farmer, and settled in Sutton, N. H. 

In 1756, he married Sarah, daughter of the Hon. Samuel Chase, of 
Cheshire, N. H. It has been recorded of him that he was a man of 
" genius and of extensive historical attainments, gifted with remark- 
able powers of conversation, and endowed with a vein of acute irony 
and good humor. The peculiar bias of his mind was antiquarian, 
which was aided by a memory inexhaustible and retentive." He had 
fourteen children. 

Children of Ebexezer and Sarah (Chase) Rawson: 

299. Prudence, b. Dec. 24, 1758. 

300. Lydia, b. April 23, 1760. 

301. Ebenezer, b. Dec. 22, 1761. 

302. Sarah, b. March 16, 1763. 

303. Abner, b. March 2, 1765. 

304. John, b. June 13, 1767. 

305. Jerusha, b. Oct. 13, 1769. 

306. Samuel, b. Sept. 4, 1771. 

307. Ebzabeth, b. June 5, 1774. 

308. Marmaduke, K , -, to i^.w 

309. Nigulia, '|b. April 18, 1777. 

310. Mary, b. July 5, 1779. 

311. Clarissa, b. Feb. 26, 1782. 

312. Abigail, b. May 11, 1786. 

(96) NATHANIEL RAWSON, the second son of Nathaniel and 
Hannah (Tompson) Rawson, and grandson of William, Esq., and 
Anne (Glover) Rawson, was born in Braintrce, May 27, 1716, and 
died in West Stockbridge, in 1803, aged 88 years. 

He was twice married. First, March 17, 1737-8, to Mary 
Thwing; and second, to Rachacl Daniels, about 1740, by whom he 
had eleven children, and by his first wife one, as follows : 

313. Silas, b. Nov. 17, 1739 ; settled in Palmyra, N. Y. 

314. Rachael, b. May 20, 1741 ; settled in Conway, Mass. 

315. Nathaniel, b. Feb. 19, 1745 ; m. Miss Woodruff, Baker, N. Y. 

316. Mary, b. Jan. 18, 1749 ; m. Thwing, Conway, Mass! 

317. Jonathan, b. Marcli 17, 1751 ; m. Miss Baldwin, Victor, N. Y. 

318. Moses, b. April 26, 1753 ; m. Miss Bussey. 

319. Anna, b. Aug. 21, 1755 ; m. Parmely, West Stock- 

bridge, Mass. 

320. Mary, b. Aug. 13, 1757 ; m. J. Wheeler, Grafton, Mass. 
821. Elias, b. Sept. 4, 1760 ; m. 



298 MEMORIALS AND GENEALOGIES. 

322. Grindal, b. Jan. 22, 1162 ; m. Martha Grover, Windsor, Mass. 

323. Abner, b. Nov. 11, 1764; m. Mrs. Jeflfards. 

324. , b. 1765; died soon. 

(97) BARNABAS RAWSON, the third son of Nathaniel and 
Hannah (Tompson) Rawson, was born in Mendon, Aug. 11, 1721, 
and died in Woodstock, Conn. 

He was married, in 1 743, to Mary . After the birth of his 

fourth child he removed to Woodstock, Conn. He had eight children, 
as follows : 

325. Lois, b. Aug. 24, 1744 ; died young'. 

326. David, b. Dec. 18, 1745 ; m. and settled in Woodstock, Ot. 

327. Asa, b. Nov. 10, 1748. 

328. Ruth, b. in 1749. 

329. Elizabeth, b. in 1750 ; died young. 

330. Lois, b. in 1751. 

331. Elizabeth, b. in 1752. 

332. Josiah, b. Dec. 18, 1753. 

(98) EDWARD RAWSON, the fourth son of Nathaniel and 
Hannah (Tompson) Rawson, and grandson of William, Esq., and 
Anne (Glover) Rawson, was born in Mendon, April 19, 1724, and 
died there. 

He was married, about 1746, to Deborah Warren, of Upton. She 
died in Mendon, Feb. 11, 1802. They had eight childi-en, as follows : 

333. Levi, b. March 27, 1748 ; m. Thankful . 

334. Olive, b. Aug. 13, 1749 ; d. Oct. 9, 1774, aged 25 years. 

335. Hannah, b. June 22, 1751. 

336. Eunice, b. July 25, 1753. 

337. Mark, b. Jan. 31, 1757 ; d. Oct. 26, 1761. 

338. Luke, ), ti « i^ro ( d. Nov. 9,1759. 

339. Oliver, } ^- ^^'^ ^' ^^^^- { d. Oct. 26, 1759. 

340. Tompson, b. Feb. 22, 1764 ; m. Lucy Baker Fisher, of 

Brookfield, Mass. He died in New Orleans, March 24, 1848. 

(102) GRINDAL RAWSON, eldest son and child of Pelatiah 
and Hannah (Hall) Rawson, and grandson of William, Esq., and 
Anne (Glover) Rawson, was born in Milton, July 29, 1721 ; gradu- 
ated at Harvard College, in Cambridge, in the class of 1741 ; was 
installed as the first pastor of the Church in Ware, Mass., May 9, 
1751, remained there about three j-^ears, and was dismissed from his 
charge June 19, 1754. Li 1755 he was installed at Yarmouth as the 
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NATHANIEL GLOVER. 299 

when ho \ras again dismissed. He died in Sutton, at the house of a 
relative, Ebenezer Rawson, in 1795. 

He was married about 1756, to Desire Thacher, daughter of Col. 
Joseph Thacher, of Yarmouth. They had four children ; 

341. Ruth, bap. Aug-. 14, 1757; died in infancy. 

342. Jonathan, ' bap. in 1759 ; m. Miss Gage, Dover, N. H. 

343. Jonathan Aug-ustus, b. in 1760; d. May 17, 1794. 

344. Hannah, b. May 25, 1761 ; m. Paul Thurston, of Medway. 

[Sixth Generation.'] 

(112) ANNE GLOVER, the eldest daughter of Mr. Nathaniel 
and Anne (Simpson) Glover, was born in Boston, March 28, 1753, 
was baptized there, at the Old South Church, April 1, 1753, Rev. 
Thomas Prince, pastor, and died in Roxbury, August, 1797, in her 
45th year. 

July 11, 1776, she was married to Samuel Whitwell, Jr., of Boston, 
son of Samuel Whitwell, of that place. He was a merchant, and 
died in August, 1828. 

Children of Sajiuel and Anne (Glover) Whitwell, born in 
Boston : 

345. Nancy, b. Feb., 1778; 

^ j 1st, Jonathan Stone, of Brunswick, Me. ; 
■ I 2d, Thomas K. Thomas, of Boston. 
She died in Boston, Dec, 1859, in her 82d year. No issue. 

346. Catharine, b. May, 1779 ; d. in Roxbury, June 20, 1851, num., 

aged 71 years. 

347. Samuel, b. April, 1780; d. Oct., 1781. 

-f 348. Lucy, b. Aug., 1781 ; m. Dr. Isaac Rand, of Boston. 

349. Mary, b. Feb., 1783; d. July, 1856, aged 73 years, unm. 

350. Sarah, b. Sept., 1785 ; d. , 1861, aged 77 years, unm. 

351. EHza, b. Sept., 1787 ; is in her 80th year: resides in Dor 

352. William, b. Sept., 1788; d. May, 1790. 

(114) NATHANIEL GLO^T^R, the third son of Mr. Nathaniel 
and Anne (Simpson) Glover, was born in Boston, June 17, 1756, 
and baptized at the Old South Church, Rev. Thomas Prince, pastor, 
June 20, 1756. He died of yellow fever at Philadelphia, about 
,1790, aged 34 years, and was buried in a place called Potter's Field. 
He is said to have been a gentleman of rare and ingenious powers of 
mind, but of too delicate an organization to allow of close or con- 
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300 MEMORIALS AND GENEALOGIES. 

elegance of manners. His father died when he was at the age of 
seventeen years, and he was placed under the guardianship of John 
Hancock, Esq. He was for a time in the store with Gov. Hancock, 
and engaged in mercantile pursuits. At the age of twenty-one years 
he came in possession of a competent estate, left him by the will of 
his father. Subsequently he retired from that occupation, and devo- 
ted himself to literary pursuits, wrote essays and poetry, travelled, 
and became distinguished for his natural and acquired accomplish- 
ments. In belles lettres he excelled, and in all other learning to which 
he gave his attention. He was generally admired and greatly be- 
loved by all his relatives and friends to whom he was personally 
known. He was the fifth of the name in a direct line from Mr. Na- 
thaniel Glover, the fourth son of the Hon. John Glover, of Boston, 
and with him the name of Nathaniel Glover ceases and becomes ex- 
tinct in this male line of succession. 

(116) MARY GLO^T^R, the second daughter of Mr. Nathaniel 
and Anne (Simpson) Glover, was born in Boston, Oct. 12, 1758, and 
died there, April 3, 1842, aged 84 years. 

April 23, 1778, she was married to James Morrell, of Wilmington, 
by Rev. Dr. Sewall, of the Old South Church. He removed to Bos- 
ton, was a member of the Chauncy Place Church, was elected a 
Deacon there and officiated in that service over forty years. He died 
in Boston, April 3, 1833, aged 82 years. 

Children of Deacon James and Mary (Glover) Morrell, born 
in Boston : 

+353. Mary, b. Feb. 20, 1779 ; m. Rev. Wilkes Allen, Chelmsford. 

354. James, b. Aug. 30, 1780 ; d. in Boston, March 24, 1783. 
4-355. Anne, b. Sept. 10, 1784 ; m. Rufus Wyman, M.D., Roxbury. 

356. Sarah, b. Jan. 23, 1793 ; d. March 29, 1802, aged 8 years. 
-{-357. Elizabeth, b. Jan. 20, 1796 ; m. Joseph Neal Howe, Cambridge. 

358. James, b. Nov. 13, 1800 ; m. Pamela Smith, Ellsworth, Me. 

(123) RICHARD SALTER, Jr., the eldest son of Richard and 
Rachacl (Glover) Salter, was born in Boston, in January, 1738, and P 
died there, June 14, 1803, aged 65 years. At the age of twenty-one 
years, in 1759, he succeeded to his father's homestead estate, and 
became a successful and eminent merchant. By the will of his grand- 
mother, Mrs. Rachacl Glover, he was to receive the sum of one hun- 



NATHANIEL GLOVER. 301 

dred pounds, old tenor, when he had attained the age of twenty-one 
years, and, as it appears, he was sole heir to his father's estate. He 
■ died intestate, and his estate was administered on by John Heard, 
Esq. Rufus G. Amory, Esq., and James Morrell, merchant, both of 
Boston, became bound with the administrator for the faithful per- 
formance of said trust, as attested on the Probate Records by Per- 
kins Nichols, Register. Inventory taken and appraised by Azor G. 
Archibald, Samuel H. Flagg, and Stephen Howe. Amount of pro- 
perty, $806.85. 

April 13, 1762, at the age of twenty-four years, he was married to 
Jane Carnes, of Boston, by Rev. Charles Chauncy, D.D. Their chil- 
dren were as follows : 

-j-359. Jane, b. Aug. 1, 1763 ; m. Joseph Ingraham, of Boston. 

360. Rachel, b. 1768 ; married. 
-f-361. John, b. April 13, 1770 ; m. Elizabeth Rice, of Boston, June 
24, 1798. 
362. Richard, b. Sept. 21, 1779 ; m. Sarah Appleton, Nov. 29, 
1801, by Rev. Samuel Stillman, D.D. 

(127) NATHANIEL GLOVER, the eldest son of Alexander 
and Sarah (White) Glover, was born at the Dorchester homestead, 
March 15, 1735, baptized March 20, 1735, by Rev. Jonathan Bow- 
man, and died in Dorchester, of lung fever, March 7, 1770, in his 
34th year. He was buried in the ancient cemetery there, and has a 
gravestone. 

In 1755 he was married to Mehetable Hill, daughter of .John 
and Mehetable Hill. They lived on the upper road, near the 
spot now occupied as a tin shop by Mr. Charles P. Tolman. They 
were members of the Church — admitted to full communion, Dec. 21, 
1756. Their children were all baptized in Dorchester. 

Nathaniel Glover was a landholder. He owned a homestead, 
woodland, and other lands. He died intestate. Letters of admiiiis- 
tration were granted to Mehetable Glover, his widow. May 18, 1770. 

Mrs. Mehetable Glover was married a second time, January 10, 
1774, to Ezekiel Tilestone, Esq., of Dorchester, by Joseph Williams, 
Es(]., of Roxbury, and removed to Boston. There were two children 
by this marriage. She died in Boston, September 17, 1720, and was 
buried there, in the Tilestone tomb. He was the second son of 
Timothy Tilestone, Esq., of Dorchester, and was born there. 

He was thrice married. First, to Sarah . , who died Jan. 9^ 

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302 MEMORIALS AND GENEALOGIES. 

and was buried Jan. 12, 1766. He was married, second, to Anna 
Evans. Intention, Aug. 23, 1767. She died in Dorchester, and was 
buried Feb. 4, 1772. He was married the third time, Jan. 10, 1774, 
to Mrs. Mehetable (Hill) Glover, widow of Mr. Nathaniel Glover, of 
Dorchester, who survived him. He died in Boston. The Boston 
Centinel says of him : " Died in Boston, on Sunday morning, April 
26, 1799, Mr. Ezekiel Tilestone, formerly of Dorchester. The fune- 
ral will be from his house in Middle street." There were two child- 
ren by this last marriage : Jane Hill, baptized at Dorchester Chui'ch, 
Dec. 11, 1774, married a Whittemore, and went to New York to live; 
William, baptized 1778, also at Dorchester, lives in Boston. 

Children of Nathaniel and Mehetable (Hill) Glover, born in 
Dorchester : 

-{-363. Nathaniel, b. Jan. 2, bap. Jan. 4, 1T56 ; m, Mercy Eaton. 
-{-364. John Hill, b. Feb. 25, bap. Feb. 27, 1757 ; m. Mary Osborne, 

of Danvers. 
-{-365. Mary, b. March 5, bap. March 11, 1759; m. George Vose, 

of Dorchester. 
4-366. Sarah, b. June 6, bap. June 9, 1760; m. Richard Jenkins, 

of Boston. 
-{-367. Alexander, b. Nov. 11, bap. Nov. 15, 1761 ; m. Nancy Sprung, 

of New York. 
+368. William, b. May 3, bap. May 6, 1763 ; d. Jan. 25, 1774, in 

Boston, and brought to Dorchester to be buried. 

369. Edward, b. Nov. 1, bap. Nov. 8, 1765 ; d. Nov. 16, 1766. 

370. Jane Hill, b. April 1, bap. April 24, 1768 ; d. in Boston, and 

brought to Dorchester to be buried, Sept. 3, 1769. 

(128) SARAH GLOVER, the second daughter of Alexander 
and Sarah (White) Glover, was born at the Dorchester homestead, 
March 4, 1737, baptized at the Dorchester Church, March 8, 1737, 
Rev. Jonathan Bovraian, pastor, and died in Dorchester, Oct. 16, 
1796, in her 60th year. 

Dec. 3, 1760, she was married to Ephraim Mann, of Boston, and 
removed there. He died at Dorchester Neck, Sept. 23, 1803. He 
served in the French and Indian War. His named is enrolled on a 
list dated May 20, 1756 — Jonathan Fessenden, Lieut.; Edward Glo- 
ver, of Milton, Ensign. They had four children : 

371. Sarah, b. June 4, 1761 ; ra. Aaron Spear. 

372. Mary, b. Jan. 6, 1763 ; m. Moses Marshall. 

373. Ephraim, b. Dec, 1764 

374. William, b. Jan. 11, 1766 ; m. Sarah . 



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(129) PATIENCE GLOVER, the third daughter of Alexander 
and Sarah (White) Glover, was born in Dorchester, Jan. 23, 1739, 
and died there April 4, 1804, in her 66th year. 

She married Jonathan Leeds, of Dorchester, Dec. 15, 1763. 

Children of Jonathan and Patience (Glover) Leeds, born in 
Dorchester : 

+375. Elizabeth, b. in 1765 ; m. Dea. Nathaniel Topbff, Dorchester. 

376. Patience, b. in 1768; d. Jan. 9, 1770. 

377. Edward, b. in 1769 ; d. Jan. 11, 1771. 

oho -D +• -u • ^hhn ( 1st, Thomas White ; 

378. Patience, b. in 1770 ; m. ■] oj i? ^irvi,- 4. 

' ' ( 2d, Enos Withington. 

379. Hopestill, b. Dec. 22, 1773 ; d. Jan. 12, 1774. 

380. Alexander, b. Jan. 19, 1775 ; went West, and died unmarried. 
-f-381. James, b. June 27, 1777 ; m. Anna Corey, of Brookline. 

382. Jonathan, b. in 1778 ; went to the State of New York, and 
died there, unmarried. 
+383. Mary, b. in 1780 ; m. Elijah Corey, of Brookline. 

(130) ALEXANDER GLOVER, the second son of Alexander 
and Sarah (White) Glover, was born in Dorchester, Feb. 1, 1741, 
and died there, July 13, 1813, in his 73d year. He succeeded his 
father in the possession of the Dorchester homestead, formerly be- 
longing to John Glover, Esq., of Dorchester and Boston; and was 
the fifth in the direct line of succession from him. He was engaged 
in the lumber trade for many years. He was an honorable and 
worthy citizen, inheriting the virtues and noble traits which charac- 
terized his ancestors ; was of a mild and genial temperament, upright 
and honest. 

He was married to Hannah Pope, of Stoughton, Dec. 28, 1769, by 
Rev. Jedediah Adams, She was the daughter of Dr. Ralph and Re- 
beckah (Stubbs) Pope, of Stoughton, and was boru there June 1; 
1744; she died in Dorchester, Sept. 28, 1825, in her 82d year. 
Her Pope lineage was, first, John Pope, of Dorchester, who by his 
wife Margaret had Ralph, who married Rachel Neale, of Braintree> 
and was her second American ancestor. Dr. Ralph Pope was their 
son. (See Pope Genealogy.) 

Children of Alexander and Hannah (Pope) Glover, born in 
Dorchester : 

+384. Alexander, b. Nov. 19, 1770 ; m, Jemima Tolman, Dorchester. 



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385. Hannah, b. Aug. 23, m2 ; d. unm., Aug. 22, 1194, aged 22, 

386. Rebekah, b. March 23, 1115 ; d. Feb. 22, 1116, aged 10 years 

and 11 months. 
-|-387. Oliver, b. June 15, 1111 ; m. Lydia Barrett Lewis, of 

Marblehead. 
-f-388. Abigail, b. June 21, 1181; m. Joseph Lemmon Lewis, of 

Marblehead. 
-f-389. James, b. Jan. 21, 1185 ; m. Jane Beale, of Dorchester. 

(131) EDWARD GLOVER, the third son of Alexander and 
Sarah (White) Glover, was born in Dorchester, May 21, 1743, and 
died there Sept. 13, 1804, in his 62d year. 

He was married to Hannah Fifield, Aug. 11, 1767, and succeeded 
his father in the occupation of a portion of the homestead. 

Children of Edward and Hannah (Fifield) Glover, born in Dor- 
chester : 

— 390. Edward, b. Dec. 8, 1161 ; m. Hannah Howe, of Dorchester. 
— 391. Hannah, b. Aug. 13, 1111 ; m. Nathaniel Clap, Dorchester. 
--392. Mary, b. Dec. 1, 1113; m. Bela Hearsey, of Dorchester. 
--393. Lewis, b. June 26, 1116 ; m. Anne Brazer, of Boston. 
--394. Elizabeth, b. Jan. 6, 1181 ; m. Zerubbabel Hearsey, Dorchester. 
--395. Samuel, b. Nov. 6, 1185 ; died, unm., in New York ; was a 
merchant there. 

(132) RACHAEL GLOVER, the fourth daughter of Alexander 
and Sarah (White) Glover, was born in Dorchester, Oct. 8, 1745, 
and died there June 1, 1811^ aged 65 years. 

She was married to John Howe, Esq., of Dorchester, Nov. 29, 
1764, and resided, after her marriage, near what is now called Savin 
Hill in that town. They had seven children. He was the son of 
Samuel and Elizabeth (Clap) Howe, of Dorchester, and was born 
there Jan. 30, 1739-40. He was elected and served as a Representa- 
tive of the town of Dorchester to the General Court, in the years 
1790, 1791, and some years after. Hon. John Howe died in Dor- 
chester, Sept. 22, 1818, aged 77 years. 

Children of JohN and Rachael (Glover) Howe, born in Dorches- 
ter: 

I on/» T 1, 1 c i. A i^/-e (1st, Martha Bird; 

4-396. John, b. Sept. 4, 1165 ; m. j ga, Elizabeth Heath, BrookUne. 

391. Elizabeth, b. May 20, 1161 ; d. July 21, 1845, aged 18 yrs., unm. 



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4-398. George, b. July 6, 1769 ; m. Mary Anne Holden, Dorchester. 

399. Rachel, b. Aug. 25, 1771 ; died in infancy. 

-j-400. Rachel, b. Aug. 19, 1773 ; m. James Robinson, Dorchester. 

4-401. Joseph, b. Sept. 23, 1776 ; m. Lucy Hunt, of Weymouth. 

-f-402. James, b. Jan. 28, 1781 ; m. Elizabeth Clap, Dorchester. 

(134) ABIGAIL GLOVER, the sixth daughter of Alexander 
and Sarah (White) Glover, was born in Dorchester, Oct. 14, 1750, 
and died there Oct. 3, 1775, in her 25th year. 

She was married Oct. 3, 1772, to Joseph Clap, Jr., of Dorchester, 
son of Joseph and Abigail Clap, and was born in Dorchester. They 
had two children : 

403. Joseph, b. Aug. 10, 1774; m. Betsey Tilestone, Dorchester. 

404. Abigail Glover, b. Sept. 26, 1775 ; m. Ebenezer Clap, Jr. 

Joseph Clap married the second time, Nov. 14, 1776, Abigail 
Humphreys, and had nine more children. 

(135) MARY GLOVER, the seventh daughter of Alexander and 
Sarah (White) Glover, was born in Dorchester, June 24, 1753, and 
died there Jan. 18, 1830, aged 77 years. 

Sept. 10, 1776, she was married to Jonathan Pierce, of Dorches- 
ter, who died there Dec. 21, 1830. They had seven children, born 
in Dorchester : 

I Ar\K T ii, 1 r\ i- n ihhTtT ( 1st, Eunice Tolman ; 

+40D. Jonathan, b. Oct. 11, 1777 ; m. ^ ^d,' Clarissa Blake, Dorch. 

406. Jerusha, b. Oct. 11, 1777, twin to the above ; d. in infancy. 

-f-407. Daniel, b. Aug. 4, 1779 ; m. Lydia Davenport, Dorchester. 

4-408. Mary, b. Nov. 2, 1781 ; m. Stephen Tolman, of Dorchester. 

4-409. Alexander, b. Aug. 7, 1783 ; m. Margaret C. H. Spear, Dorch. 

410. Sarah, b. Oct. 2, 1787 ; d. June 6, 1828, aged 58 years, unm. 

411. Elisha, b. Sept. 11, 1792 ; d. June 8, 1839, aged 52 years, unm. 

(136) RACHAEL GLOVER, the eldest daughter of Pelatiah and 
Mary (Cochrane) Glover, was born in Boston, Aug. 14, 1741, and 
died in Boston, Sept. 17, 1797, aged 56 years. 

She was married to William Blake, merchant, of Boston, Nov. 29, 
1767. They resided in Orange street. He was lineally descended 
from the first William Blake, of Dorchester, and was born there in 
1740. He died in Boston, and is thus noticed in the Independent 
Chronicle : " William Blake, Esq., died on Saturday morning, June 
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306 MEMOEIALS AND GENEALOGIES. 

20, 1797, aged 52 years; funeral from liis late dwelling Iiouse in 
Orange street." 

Children of William, Esq., and Rachael (Glovee) Blake, born in 
Boston : 

412. William Pynson, b. Jan. 9, 1769 ; d. at New York, June 5, 
1820, aged 51 years, unmarried. 
+413. Elizabeth, b. Sept. 15, ini ; d. Nov, 25, 1835, in her 65th 
year, unmarried. 
414. Henry, b. Feb. 17, 1774; d. June 8, 1776. 
-j-415. Lemuel, b. Aug. 9,1775; d. in Boston, March 4, 1861, aged 
86 years, unmarried. 

416. Henry, b. Jan. 18, 1777 ; d. Nov. 4, 1777. 

(137) ELIZABETH GLOVER, the second daughter of Pelatiah 
and Mary (Cochrane) Glover, was born in Boston, Oct. 19, 1742, 
and died in Dorchester, Aug. 12, 1827, aged 85 years. She was un- 
married. After the decease of her father, she boarded in the family 
of the Hon. John Howe, in Dorchester, and kept, for several years, a 
private school. Later in life she boarded with Mrs. C}tus Bolkum, 
in whose family she died. She was a member of the First Church 
in Dorchester, Rev. T. M. Harris, pastor, and was highly esteemed 
by him as an upright, truthful and conscientious christian woman, of 
whom he always spoke in terms of regard. 

(138) MICAJAH POPE, the eldest son of Lazarus and Susan- 
nah (Glover) Pope, was born in Stoughton, June 6, 1741, and died 
in Quincy, about the year 1 800. 

April 4, 1767, he was married to Sarah Whitney, of Braintree. 

Children of Micajah and Sarah (Whitney) Pope, born in Quincy : 

417. John. 

418. Martha Fletcher, b. Nov. 1, 1787 ; m. Anthony Hunt, of Wey- 

mouth. 

(139) RALPH POPE, the second son of Lazarus and Susannah 
(Glover) Pope, was born in Stoughton, Oct. 1, 1742, and died there 
in' 1790, aged 48 years. 

Jan. 1, 1771, he was married to Hannah Gay, of Stoughton, daugh- 
ter of David and Hannah (Talbot) Gay. He succeeded to the home- 
stead estate of his father, which at his decease was sold by his heirs 



419. 


Joseph, 


b. 


Oct. 4, 


1111 ; 


m. 


420. 


Micajah, 


b. 


May 5, 


nu; 


m. 


421. 


Nancy, 


b. 


Juue 12, 


111Q; 


m. 


422. 


Ralph, 


b. 


Feb. 18, 


1119 


m. 


423. 


Lemuel, 


b 


Oct. 12 


11S1 


m 



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to Capt. Roger Sumner, who owned and occupied it until his deceasej 
when it was passed to his heirs. 

Children of Ralph and Hannah (Gay) PopE; born in Stoughton: 

Elizabeth Tower, of Randolph. 
widow Lucinda Howard. 
Joshua Wilder, of Randolph. 
Ruth Tower, of Randolph. 
Elizabeth Clark, of Quincy. 

(140) SUSANNAH POPE, the eldest daughter of Lazarus and 
Susannah (Glover) Pope, was born in Stoughton, Dec. 27, 1744, and 
died in Boston, April 13, 1822, in her 78th year. 

She was twice married. First, Oct. 5, 1767, to Capt. Joseph Far- 
rington, of Boston. They had two daughters. May 30, 1781, she 
was married, a second time, to Dr. Peter St. Medard, a French phy- 
sician. He was born in Rochelle, in France, in 1755, and died in 
Boston, March 28, 1822, aged 66 years. He came to Boston in the 
early part of the War of the Revolution, and was employed as a Sur- 
geon in the United States Navy. After the war he settled in Boston, 
attended to his profession as physician and surgeon, and had a suc- 
cessful practice. He held a high rank among the profession of that 
time, as a distinguished physician and surgeon. 

Children of Capt. Joseph and Susannah (Pope) Farrington, born 
in Boston : 

424. Susannah, b. in n68 ; d. Dec. 1, 1824, aged 66 years. 
-}-425. Sarah, b. June 4, 1770 ; m. Mammy Masson, of Dijon, France. 

Children by Dr. Peter St. Medard, born in Boston : 

426. Peter, b. May 21, 1782; d. Dec. 24, 1813, aged 31 years; 

Lieut. U. S. Artillery. 

427. George, b. April 23, 1784 ; d. Aug. 12, 1788. 

428. Samuel, b. Sept. 18, 1785 ; d. April 13, 1787 

(141) LAZARUS POPE, Jr., the third son of Lazarus and Su- 
sannah (Glover) Pope, was born in Stoughton, Jan. 19, 1747, and 
died there March 10, 1802, aged 55 years. He was buried in the 
ancient burial ground, and has a gravestone. 

He was married about 1778, to Mary Swan, widow of Rufus Spurr. 



308 MEMORIALS AND GENEALOGIES. 

She survived him, and died Sept. 28, 1808, aged 60 years. He lived 
on a farm at the southerly part of Stoughton, adjoining Easton. The 
house is now removed, and the farm owned by Mr. Marshall. 

Children of Lazarus and Mary (Swan) Pope, born in Stoughton : 

429. Mary, b. in 1Y78 ; d. Dec. 25, 1846, unmarried. 

430. Susannah, b. in 1180 ; d. in Dorchester, April 12, 1812, unm. 

431. Lazarus, b. in 1782 ; m. Elizabeth Talbot, of Stoughton. 

432. Ebenezer, b. in 1784 ; died young. 

433. Sarah, b. in 1787 ; d. March 15, 1812, aged 25 years, unm. 

434. Abigail, b. in 1788 ; m. Isaac Washburn, No. Bridgewater. 

435. Jerusha, b. in 1789 ; m. Ichabod Holbrook, of Randolph. 

436. Thomas, b. in 1792 ; m. Tiley Holmes, of Stoughton. 

437. Otis, b. in 1794; m. Eliza Hutchins, of Maine. 

(142) JERUSHA POPE, the second daughter of Lazarus, Sen., 
and Susannah (Glover) Pope, was born in Stoughton, April 18, 1749, 
and died in Canton in 1 840. 

She was twice married. First, Dec. 11, 1773, to Philip Marchant, 
of Boston, and went there to live. She was a member of the Church 
in Stoughton, Rev. Jedediah Adams, pastor, and was received by 
letter from that Church and admitted to join the First Church in 
Boston, March 26, 1775. They had one son born in Boston, and 
baptized there at the First Church, viz. : 

438. John, b. in 1775 ; m. widow Mary (Remington) Skinner. 

After the death of Mr. Philip Marchant, she removed to Stoughton, 
and was married, a second time, to Samuel Bisbee, in 1783. They 
had six children, born in Bridgewater : 

439. Elisha, b. in 1784 ; m. Eliza Wade, of Easton. 

440. Mary, b. in 1786 ; m. Lewis Drake, of Canton, 

441. Jerusha, b. in 1791 ; m. Zenas Gardiner, of Canton. 

442. Nancy, b. in 1792 ; died in Canton, unmarried. 

443. Susannah, b. in 1796 ; died young, unmarried. 

444. Hannah, b. in 1800 ; m. Solomon Drake, of Canton. 

Samuel Bisbee, the second husband of Jerusha Pope, was born in 
West Bridgewater, March 29, 1757, and died in Canton, May 28, 
1845; he was buried in Stoughton, and has a gravestone. 

He served in the Revolutionary War, and was enrolled under Gen. 
Washington's command at Long Island, White Plains, Trenton and 
Germantown. 



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(143) MARY GLOVER, the eldest daughter of John and Eliza- 
beth (Bill) Glover, was born in Bristol, R. I., about 1 743. The date 
of her death has not been ascertained. 

She was married, about 1770, to Caleb Turner, and nothing further 
has been reported of her or her family. 

(144) REBECKAH GLOVER, the second daughter of John 
and Elizabeth (Bill) Glover, was born in Bristol, R. I., in 1745, and 
died there Jan. 19, 1819, aged 74 years. 

Oct. 20, 1771, she was married to James Nooning, of Bristol, by 
the Rev. James Burt, pastor of the Catholic Congregational Church 
in that town. They had sLx children, as follows : 

445. Timothy, b. April 25, 1772 ; lost at sea, Dec, 1811, aged 39 

446. Sarah, b. Aug. 22, 1775 ; d. Sept. 10, 1854, aged 79 yrs., unm. 

447. Mary, b. July 15, 1779 ; d. Nov. 28, 1828, aged 44 years. 

448. Rebecca, b. Oct. 26, 1781 ; d. April 27, 1794, aged 13 years 
+449. Jonathan, b. Aug. 1, 1784 ; m. Hannah Talbee, of Bristol. 

450. James, b. Oct. 22, 1785 ; d. March 28, 1856, aged 71 years, 
unmarried. 

(145) JONATHAN GLOVER, only son of John and Elizabeth 
(Bill) Glover, was born in Bristol, R. L, in 1746, and died in Ame- 
nia, N. Y., in 1788, aged 42 years. 

A letter received from Charles M. Benjamin, Esq., of Amenia, 
states that Jonathan Glover came to that place from Bristol, R. L 
and resided in the family of a Mr. Peck. He was in delicate health- 
he labored on Mr. Peck's farm; was never married; was never taxed 
or elected to any office while a resident there. He died in the family 
of Mr. Peck, leaving no property, and was buried in that town. 

(146) ELIZABETH GLOVER, daughter of Joseph and Eliza- 
beth (Bass) Glover, was born in Quincy, Sept. 7,* 1750, and died in 
Boston, Nov. 25, 1825, aged 75 years. 

She was twice married. First, to Benjamin Greenwood, of Bos- 
ton, wlio died soon after, leaving no children. She was married, 
second, to Thomas Caldwell, of Ipswich, May 1, 1787, and went there 
to live. They had two daughters. 

Children of Thomas and Elizabeth (Glover) Caldwell, born in 
Ipswich : 



* Family Bible of Dr. Simeon Palmer. Town Records say April 2, 1749-50. 



310 MEMORIALS AND GENEALOGIES. 

451. Susannah, b. June 16, 1788 ; m. Ezra Palmer, of Boston. 

452. Mary, b. Sept. 19, 1790 ; m. Simeon Palmer, of Boston. 

(147) SUSANNAH GLOVER; daughter of Joseph and Eliza- 
beth (Bass) Glover, was born in Braintree (now Quincy), Oct. 8, 
1750-1, and died in Boston. 

She was married to Gershom Thomas, of Boston, Jan. 3, 1771, by 
Rev. Dr. Lathrop. She resided, after her marriage, in what was then 
Back street, now Salem street, Boston. 

Children of Gershom and Susannah (Glover) Thomas, born in 
Boston : 

453. Mary, b. in 1772 ; m. Capt. Edward Tyler, of Boston ; died 

in Boston. 

454. Susan, b. in 1774 ; m. Capt. Edward Tyler, Boston ; no issue. | 

455. Elizabeth, b. in 1775 ; m. Benjamin Russell, Boston, printer. 

456. Joseph Glover, b. in 1776 ; mariner ; killed by Indians ; unm. 

(148) CATHARINE GLOVER, the third daughter of Capt. 
Joseph and Elizabeth (Bass) Glover, was born in Braintree, and bap- 
tized there Oct. 16, 1752-3. She died in Bristol, R. L, Jan. 14, 
1803, aged 51 years. 

Nov. 19, 1780, she was married to Benjamin Wardwell, Esq., of 
Bristol, and went there to reside. He was the son of Benjamin 
Wardwell, Esq., of that place, who was born there in 1758, and died 
Feb. 28, 1830, aged 72 years. 

Children of Benjamin and Catharine (Glover) Wardwell, born 
in Bristol, R. I. : 

457. Mary, b. Oct. 4, 1781 ; d. Oct. 12, 1781. 

458. Mary, b. Aug. 30, 1783 ; d. Sept. 23, 1783. 

-|-459. Benjamin, b. Aug. 24, 1784 ; m. Elizabeth Manchester, Bristol. 

460. Mary, b. Aug. 13, 1785 ; d. Aug. 7, 1787. 

461. William, b. Oct. 4, 1786 ; d. Sept. 22, 1787. 

462. Henry, b. April 7, 1789 ; d. Oct. 12, 1789. 

463. Mary, b. Oct. 24, 1791 ; m. 

464. Catharine, b. July 8, 1793 ; d. April 1, 1863 ; aged 70 years. 

(149) HANNAH GLOVER, fourth daughter of Capt. Joseph 
and Elizabeth (Bass) Glover, was born in Braintree (now Quincy), 
and baptized at the Church there in 1755. She died in Killingly, 
Conn., since 1800. 



NATHANIEL GLOVER. 311 

In 1780 she ■was married to. James Brown, of Killingly, and went 
there to reside. Before her marriage she resided in the family of 
Mr. Oliver Billings, of Dorchester, who was her guardian. She had 
two children, a son and daughter : 

465. Jeremiah, b. in 1782 ; d. in 1804, at Swansey, aged 22 years. 

466. Ann Dorinda, b. in 1184 ; m. George Larned, of Killingly, Ct. 

(150) MARY GLOVER, the fifth daughter of Capt. Joseph and 
Elizabeth (Bass) Glover, was born in Braintree, Dec. 4, 1757, bap- 
tized there Dec. 5, 1757, and died in Roxbury, at the house of her 
brother-in-law, Mr. William May. 

July 9, 1787, she was married to Ebenezer Hemenway, of Boston. 
They had no children. 

(151) MARGARET GLOVER, the sixth daughter of Capt. 
Joseph and Elizabeth (Bass) Glover, was born in Braintree, Jan. 20, 
baptized Oct. 26, 1760, and died in Roxbury, in 1819, aged 58 years. 

Oct. 16, 1788, she was married to William May, born in England. 
He came to the United States soon after the close of the Revolution- 
ary War, in 1783, and settled in Roxbury. He was the first person 
who set up the business of manufacturing house paper in New Eng- 
land. Among those to whom he communicated the art, was Josiah 
Bumstead, of Boston, who succeeded Mr. May, at his decease, in car- 
rying on the business of paper manufacturing. He owned a house 
and land in Roxbury, and died possessed of a competent estate. The 
house is still standing. A portion of the land bears tlie name of 
" May's Woods." He died in Roxbury, March 3, 1859, aged 69 years. 

Children of William and Margaret (Glover) May, born in Rox- 
bury: 

j -j-46'7. Maria, b. Jan. 1, 1790 ; m. Charles Carroll, of Roxbury. 

i -(-468. Joseph, b. May 10, 1791; m. Harriet Bird, of Dorchester. 

469. William, b. in 1794. 

I 470. John Glover, b. Dec. 4, 1796 ; d. Feb. 15, 1798. 

i 471. Henry Burbeck, b. Dec. 29, 1799. 

(152) JANE GLOVER, seventli daughter of Capt. Joseph and 
Elizabeth (Bass) Glover, was born in Braintree, Oct. 16, 1702, and 
died at Quincy Point, at the house of her son, James Newcomb; 
March 22, 1845, aged 83 years. 



312 MEMORIALS AND GENEALOGIES. 

Aug. 2, 1783; slie was married to Bryant Newcomb, who was bom 
in Braintree, in 1762, and died there. He served in the War of the 
E,evohition ; was taken prisoner by the British and carried to Dart- 
moor i^rison, with several others from Quincy. They were confined 
there until they obtained their release through the influence of Mrs. 
Adams, the wife of President John Adams, he being at that time 
Minister to the Court of St. James. 

Children of Bryant and Jane (Glover) Newcomb, born in Quincy 
or Braintree : 

472. Charlotte, b. Jan. 4, 1785. 

473. James, b. Nov. 6, 1786 ; m. { ^'d!' =1 Baxler.' 

474. George, b. Dec. 10, 1787. 

475. Jesse, b. Nov. 2, 1789. 

476. Louisa, b. Sept. 17, 1791. 

477. Isaac, b. March 15, 1794; m. Caroline (Glover) Dwelle, a 

cousin. 

478. Bryant Bass, b. Jan. 22, 1796 ; m. Louisa Hardwick. 

479. Jane, b. April 17, 1798 ; m. Elisha Turner, of Quincy, 

480. Lewis, b. July 17, 1800. 

(154) JERUSHA BURBECK, eldest daughter of Col. William, 
and Jerusha (Glover) Burbeck, was born in Boston, June 12, 1751, 
baptized at Christ Church, June 16, 1751, and died in Boston. 

April 30, 1780, she was married to Capt. John Cathcart. Thej 
had no children. His father was a Scotchman, and resided in Bostor 
He was a shipmaster, and made foreign voyages. The following 
account is gathered from a letter addressed to Mr. John Adams, 
Minister to the Court of Great Britain, written by his wife, under 
date of Dec. 9, 1781, and is copied from vol. i., page 166, of her 
published letters : 

" Capt. Cathcart, Commander of the Privateer Essex, from Salem, 
went out on a cruise last April, and was on the 10th of June so unfoi 
tunate as to be taken while cruising in the English Channel, and car- 
ried to Ireland. The officers were all confined there, but the sailors 
were sent prisoners to Plymouth jail, twelve of whom were from this 
town (Quincy), a list of whom I enclose. The friends of these people 
have received intelligence, by way of an officer who belonged to the 
Protector, and who escaped from the jail, that in August last thej 
were all alive, but several of them were very destitute of clothing, 
having taken out few with them, and those for summer — particularly 
Ned Saville and Job Field, Josiah Bass and Bryant Newcomb. Their 



NATHANIEL GLOVER. 313 

request is that you would render them assistance. Capt. Cathcart 
got home about three months ago, by escaping to France." 
Dated at Quincy, Dec. 9, 1781, and endorsed by Mrs. Adams. 

He died at sea. The Boston Record says— May, 177G, "Capt. 
John Cathcart died on a voyage to the East Indies, suddenly." 

He was twice married. After the decease of Jerusha Burbeck he 
married, second, a Miss Sigouruey, of Boston. There were no child- 
ren by this marriage. After the death of Capt. Cathcart, his widow 
married Judge Hammatt. 

(156) HENRY BURBECK, son of Col. William and Jerusha 
(Glover) Burbeck, was born in Boston, June 8, and baptized at 
Christ Church (Episcopal), June 9, 1754. He died in New London, 
Conn., Oct. 2, 1848, in his 95th year; he was buried there, with 
military honors. 

He was twice married. First, in 1790, to Abigail Webb, of Bath, 
Maine, who lived but a few months, and died July 9, 1790. He mar- 
ried, a second time, Lucy E. Rudd, widow of Capt. Henry Cald- 
well, of the U. S. Marine Corps, and had the following children : 

481. Susan Henrietta, b. Sept. 23, 1815 ; m. Lieut. Epaphras Kibby, 

of U. S. A., June 9, 1835, and died Sept. 15, 1839, aged 24 
years. He died Sept. 30, 1840 ; buried with military honors. 

482. Charlotte Augusta, b. March 8, 1818 ; resides in New London. 

483. Henry William, b. May 31, 1819; d. Feb. 19, 1840, aged 21. 

484. Mary Elizabeth, b. March 7, 1821 ; m. Chandler Smith, N. Y. 

485. William Henry, b. Oct. 3, 1823 ; resides in New York. 

486. John Cathcart, b. Feb. 1, 1826 ; resides in New London, Ct. 

The following account of incidents connected with the life and 
death of Gen. Burbeck, appeared in the Daily Chronicle, of New 
London, Ct., Oct. 28, 1848: 

"The funeral of this venerable and distinguished officer was attend- 
ed yesterday afternoon by a deputation from the Cincinnati of Mas- 
sachusetts, of which the deceased was President, by the Mayor and 
Common Council of this city, by several officers of the Army, Judge 
Wayne of the Supreme Court, and by a large concourse of our citi- 
zens. The body was borne from the residence of the late General, by 
a detachment of the 3d Artillery from Fort Trumbull, and half hour 
guns were fired at that Post from 12 o'clock to the time of interment. 
The services in the Church were performed by the Rev. Mr. Ilallam, 
Eector, assisted by the Rev. Mr. Baury, of Massachusetts, Avho Avas 
one of the committee of the Cincinnati, deputed to attend the funeral." 
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314 MEMORIALS AND GENEALOGIES. 

" At a meeting of the Society of the Cincinnati of Massachusetts, at 
the United States Hotel, Boston, on the 3d day of October, 1848, the 
melancholy tidings having been recei\;ed of the decease of Gen. Bur- 
beck, their President, which took place yesterday morning at his resi- 
dence in New London, Ct., at the advanced age of nearly ninety-five 
years, the following resolutions were unanimously adopted : 

" Whereas, The meritorious military sen''ices of General Burbeck 
during the War of the Revolution, and during a large portion of his 
life, are held in high estimation, while his honorable and exemplary 
conduct, as a citizen, has won the eminent regard and attachment of 
those who have enjoyed his acquaintance ; gratefully acknowledging 
the kind and merciful Providence by which his life has been extended 
to the latest term allotted to mortality, and deeply deploring the loss 
which this Society has sustained in its cherished and honored Presi- 
dent, and anxious to evince the respect it entertains for his virtues — 

"Resolved, That Gen. Henry A. S. Dearborn, Robert G. Shaw, 
Thomas Jackson, Elijah Vose, Charles S. Davies, Adams Bailey, Henry 
K. Hancock, Rev. Alfred S. Baury, Rev. Eleazer M. P. Wells and 
William Perkins, be a Committee to visit New London to attend the 
funeral of General Burbeck to-morrow afternoon, and at the same time 
to communicate to his bereaved family its expi-ession of the deep and 
sincere sympathy of this Society in an event which has brought grief 
and sorrow into his mourning household. 

" Resolved, That this expression be communicated to the family of 
the deceased by the hands of the Secretary. 

"Thomas Jackson, Secretary. H, A. S. Dearborn, Chairman." 

" Much of the early part of Gen. Burbeck's life was spent at Cas- 
tle William, now Fort Independence, in Boston Harbor, his father 
teing an officer of the Ordnance Department in the service of Great 
Britain. His father promptly took part with the popular cause, and 
entered into the service of his country at the breaking out of the War of 
the Revolution. He also, having just attained his majority, joined the 
American army ; and his first commission as Lieutenant in a company 
of which his father had command, is dated at Cambridge, 10th of 
May, 1775, and is signed by Gen. Joseph Warren. This commission 
ranks among the earliest in the American service. He received the 
commission of Captain in the Regiment of Artillery of the Massa- 
chusetts line, the 11th of September, 1777, and continued in that regi- 
ment and line until the close of the war. In the toils and sufferings 
of the Revolution, Gen. Burbeck bore a full share. In 1775, he was 
with the army at Cambridge, Mass. In 1776, he was employed in the 
vicinity of New York, until the evacuation of the city in September ; 
and in 1777 he joined the army in Pennsylvania under Gen. Washing- 
ton ; was in the battles of Brandywine and Germantown, and in the 
terrible deprivations and sufferings of the winter at Valley Forge. He 
shared the perils of the memorable retreat through New Jersey, and 
was present at the battle of Monmouth. He continued in active ser- 
vice until the close of the war in 1783 ; and when the army was dis- 
banded, he returned to private life with the brevet rank of Major. 

" Three years subsequently he again entered the service of his 
country with the rank of Captain, and was for several years actively 
engaged in the Indian Wars along the Western frontier under General 



NATHANIEL GLOVER. 315 

Anthony Wayne. His death has left Gen. Solomon Van Rensselaer 
the only surviving officer of Wayne's army. Four years he held the 
command of Fort Mackinaw, then a solitary Post, almost entirely cut 
off from all communication with the civilized world. 

"In the war with Great Britain, which commenced in 1812, hecom- 
nianded at New York, Newport, New London and Greenbush, with 
the rank of Brigadier General; and, on the declaration of peace, in 
1815, he retired from public service to spend the evening of his days 
m the tranquillity of domestic life, having spent thirty-eight years, 
almost incessantly, in active military service. 

"Gen. Burbeck was one of the original members of the Society of 
Cincinnati, and was the last survivor of those whose names were first 
subscribed to the articles of that Association. At the time of his 
decease he was President of the Cincinnati of Massachusetts. 

" Few men live so long as Gen. Burbeck, and to still fewer is long 
life so great a blessing. Blessed with a sound mind in a sound body, 
with an attentive and affectionate family, and the respect and confi- 
dence of his fellow citizens, his years glided calmly and happily away 
A man of war from his youth, he was characterized by a soldier's sin- 
cerity and freedom. He had a heart without malice and without 
guile. All who knew him, knew a man of sterling honesty and open- 
hearted truth, without disguise and without pretension. A shrewd 
observer of men and things, he uttered his opinion of them without 
reserve or ceremony ; yet in a spirit so devoid of acrimony or unkind- 
ness, as seldom to give pain or excite displeasure. His mental facul- 
ties knew no decay, but remained, till within a short time of his death 
as fresh, sprightly and active as they were in the days of his youth! 
With a meniory remarkably retentive and minute, looking back upon 
a past rich in materials of uncommon interest and variety, he was au 
amusing and instructive companion, entirely free from the asperities 
and repetitions which are the usual infirmities of age. Indeed, he 
kept pace with the course of events, and ever lived in the present that 
was around him, and not after the manner of old age, in the past that 
had faded away. No second childhood overtook him, but at the end 
of his almost century of years on earth, he came to his death-bed with 
no sign or symptom of childishness in his mind and character. In his 
last sickness he expressed his firm belief in the Christian Revelation 
his faith in the Redeemer, and his reliance on the mercy of God and 
calmly and cheerfully obeyed the summons that called him from earth- 
ly scenes to the world of spirits, missed and mourned by many who 
knew and esteemed him in his walks among men." 

^ (157) JOHN GLOVER BURBECK, the second son of Col. 
William and Jerusha (Glover) Burbeck, was born in Boston, bap- 
tized August 1, 1755, and died Feb. 1, 1819, in his 64th year. 

Capt. John Burbeck died intestate, and his widow resigned the 
trust as administratrix, as follows :—" March 15, 1819. To the 
Hon. Thomas Dawes, Judge of Probate for Suffolk County. It 
b9ing inconvenient for mc to administer on the estate of John Bur- 



316 MEMORIALS AND GENEALOGIES. 

beck, late of Boston, Gentleman, deceased, I hereby signify to your 
honor, and request tliat William Henry Burbeck, of said Boston, 
Trader, may be appointed to that trust. Jerusha Burbeck," 

Nov. 1, 1784, he was married to Jerusha Baker, daughter of 
Thomas and Sarah (Lash) Baker, of Boston, by Rev. John Elliot, D.D. 
Jerusha (Baker) Burbeck died March 7, 1830, aged 70 years. Their 
children were as follows : 

487. Jerusha Cathcart, b. Feb. 12, 1786 ; ra. Gedney King, Salem. 

488. Sarah, b. July 20, 1788; m. Heman Fay, Westboroug-h. 

489. Elizabeth, b. May 11, 1790 ; d. in 1820, aged 30 years, num. 

490. John, b. May 12, 1792 ; d. Sept., 1816, unmarried. 

491. William, b. May 12, 1794; m. Caroline Prince, of Boston. 

492. Abigail Coates, b. in 1796 ; died unmarried. 

(158) JOSEPH BURBECK, son of Col. William and Jerusha 
(Glover) Burbeck, was born in Boston, Nov. IS, 1756, and died there 
in September, 1820, in his 64th year. 

Feb. 1, 1784, he was married to Elizabeth Saunders, by Rev. Dr. 
John Elliot. She died in Boston, Dec. 10, 1816, suddenly, aged 53 
years. Their children were : 

493. Joseph, b. Jan., 1785 ; died at sea. 

494. Robert, b. in 1797 ; married; died. 

495. Elizabeth, b. in 1789 ; died in 1824, aged 35 years. 

496. Edward, b. in 1792 ; married ; died. 

497. William Henry, b. in 1794 ; died in 1820, aged 26 years. 

498. Sylvia, b. in 1800 ; d. in 1824, aged 24 years. 

(159) THOMAS BURBECK, son of Col. William and Jerusha 
(Glover) Burbeck, was born in Boston, Aug. 25, 1758, and baptized 
there, at the Old North or Christ Church, Aug. 27, 1758. He died 
in Boston, May 8, 1846, in his 88th year. 

Oct. 8, 1787, he was married to Sarah Coverly, by Rev. John Elliot. 

Children of Thomas and Sarah (Coverlt) Burbeck, born in 
Boston : 

499. Sarah, b. in 1788 ; resides in New York. 

500. Susan, b. in 1790 ; m. EbenezerW. Hay ward, Uxbridge. 

501. Thomas, b. in 1792; married; died. 

502. Henry, b. in 1794; married ; died. 

503. Mary Glover, b. in 1796 ; resides in Uxbridge. 

504. William, b. in 1798 ; married ; resides in Amesbury. 



NATHANIEL GLOVEE. 317 

(163) MARY GLOVER, second daughter of Nathaniel and 
Mary (Field) Glover, was born in Braintree, May 27, 1766, and died 
there before 1801. 

Aug. 18, 1787, she was married to Lemuel Allen, of Braintree. 
They had one daughter : 

505. Abigail Glover, b. in Braintree, in 1788 ; d. unmarried, at the 
house of her half sister in Randolph. 

Lemuel Allen was born in Braintree, in 1768, and died there 
Jan. 24, 1805, aged 37 years. He was twice married. After the 

death of Mary Glover he married, a second time, Faxon, and 

had other children. 

(164) JOHN GLOVER, eldest son of Nathaniel and Mary 
(Field) Glover, was born in Braintree, Aug. 13, 1769, and died there 
in October, 1855, in his 87th year. 

He was married to Fhebe Curtis, June 14,1798. She was the 
daughter of Noah Curtis, and born in Braintree in 1772. She died 
there April 1, 1852, aged 80 years. 

Children of John and Phebe (Curtis) Glover, born in Braintree : 

-|-506. Elizabeth Curtis, b. Jan. 2, 1T99 ; m. Augustus Field, Boston. 

507. Mary Field, b. Dec. 14, 1800 ; d. July 23, 1802. 

4-508. John, b. Nov. 27, 1803 ; m. Margaret N. Field. 

509. Anne Curtis, b. March 22, 1806 ; d. Jan. 12, 1829, aged 23 

years, unmarried. 

510. Mary Field, b. Feb. 14, 1808 ; d. Jan. 19, 1829, aged 20 

years, unmarried. 
4-511. Phebe Neale, b. Feb. 6, 1811 ; m. Horatio N. Faxon, Quincy. 

512. Samuel, b. Jan. 27, 1813; d. Oct. 11, 1814. 

513. Samuel Curtis, b. July 22, 1815; d. May 1, 1824. 
4-514. Noah A., b. June 21, 1818 ; m. Elizabeth Bevlee. 

515. Adam, b. Jan. 27, 1821 ; lives single, in Quincy. 

; (165) NATHANIEL GLOVER, the second son of Nathaniel 
• and Mary (Field) Glover, was born in Braintree, July 23, 1772, bap- 
! tized Aug. 2, 1772, and died there March 27, 1853, in his 81st year. 
\ He resided in Quincy, and owned a farm there. 

Dec. 1, 1796, he was married to Esther Glover (221), a first cousin. 
She was the eldest daughter of Ebenezer and Sarah (Wadsworth) 
Glover, of Dorchester, and was born at the Newbury farm homestead, 
Jan. 15, 1778, and died March 22, 1845. 
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318 MEMOEIALS AND GENEALOGIES. 

Children of Nathaniel and Esther Glover, bora in Quincy : 

516. Sarah Wadsworth, b. Sept. 1, 1791 ; d. May 26, 1800. 

517. Esther Wadsworth, b. July 16, 1800 ; died young. 

-f-518. John Bass, b. June 16, 1803; m. Margaretta N. Reid, Boston. 
-}-519. Nathaniel Ebenezer, b. Oct. 4, 1805; resides in Quincy. 
-j-520. Caroline Sarah Wadsworth, b. Sept. 25, 1808 ; 

{ 1st, William Dwelley ; 
' ( 2d, Isaac Newcomb. 

521. George Warren, b. Dec. 20, 1812 ; d. July 9, 1835, aged 22. 

(166) JOSIAH GLOVER, son of Nathaniel and Abigail (Cope- 
land) Glover (2d wife), was born in Braintree, Aug. 15, 1784, and 
died in Quincy, of paralysis, Nov. 17, 1863, in his 80th year. 

He was twice married. First, to Sophia I. Sorrelle, Feb. 5, 1809. 
She died Aug. 20, 1830, aged 46 years. He was married, second, 
Nov. 1, 1832, by Rev. Peter Whitney, to Mrs. Mary P. Brackctt, 
widow, and daughter of Jedediah Adams, of Quincy. She died in 
Quincy, Dec. 17, 1862. 

Children of Josiah and Sophia I. (Sorrelle) Glover, born in 
Quincy : 

522. Harriet E., b. Oct. 31, 1810 ; m. Freeman Moore. 
623. Mactaelle, b. March 1, 1811 ; m. Gridley Totman. 

524. Eliza, b. April 30, 1813 ; d. March 23, 1814. 

525. Josiah, b. Dec. 18, 1815 ; d. Oct. 22, 1839, aged 24. 
626. Eliza Miller, b. Jan. 10, 1817 ; d. Nov. 16, 1817. 

527. Ingersoll, b. May 22, 1819; d. Dec. 11, 1819. 
+528. William Sullivan, b. Nov. 5, 1820 ; m. Harriet M. A. Fisher. 
529. Nathaniel, b. May 22, 1822 ; d. Dec. 11, 1822. 

By 2d wife, Mrs. Mary P. (Adams) Brackett : 

-|-530. Erastus Miller, b. April 24, 1834 ; resides in Quincy. 

(167) ABIGAIL GLOVER, daughter of Nathaniel and Abigail 
(Copcland) Glover, was born in Braintree, Oct. 3, 1785, and resides 
in Quincy. 

She was married to Stephen Veazie, of Quincy, Dec. 15, 1803. 

Children of Stephen and Abigail (Glover) Veazie, born in 
Quincy : 

531. Stephen. 

532. Abigail. 

533. John Glover, ), t /? loio 

534. Edward Augustus, T^P' ^^^^ ^' ^^^^- 



NATHANIEL GLOVEE, 319 

(168) DELIGHT GLOVER, daughter of Nathaniel and Abigail 
(Copeland) Glover, was born Sept. 2, 1787, in Quincy, and died 
there, Aug. 17, 1829. 

She was married to Joseph Nightingale, Nov. 19, 1804. 

Children of Joseph and Delight (Glover) Nightingale, bom 
and baptized in Quincy : 

535. Mary, b. in 1806, 

536. Jerusha, b. in 1808. 

537. Nathaniel Glover, b. in 1810. 

538. Harriet Delight, baptized June 6, 1813. 

(1G9) ELISHA GLOVER, son of Nathaniel and Abigail (Cope- 
land) Glover, was born in Braintree, Nov. 25, 1789, and died in Ips- 
wich, Nov. 17, 1757, aged 68 years. 

He was twice married. First, to Mary Veazie, of Quincy, Jan. 
15, 1815. She died June 11, 1823, aged 28 years. He then removed 
to Ipswich, and married, in 1828, for his second wife, Elizabeth 
Seward, of that place. He was a carpenter, and worked at his trade 
there. 

Children of Elisha and Mary (Veazie) Glover, born in Quincy : 

+539. Mary D., b. Dec, 1815, bap. Aug. 4, 1816 ; d. Dec. 17, 1816. 
4-540. Esther Hallett, bap. June 6, 1818 ; m. Eben. G. Green, Boston. 
-[-541. James Francis, b. April 2, 1820 ; m. Susan Thayer, of Braintree. 
4-542. Winslow Brigham, b. in 1822 ; m. Harriet D. Copeland. 

By second wife, Elizabeth Seward, born in Ipswich : 

543. Albert Henry, b. in 1829 ; m. Mary A. Wilson, of Salem. 

544. Mary Elizabeth, b. in 1831 ; m. Albert Roundy, of Beverly. 

545. Edward, b. in 1832. 

546. William Wood, b. in 1834 ; d. Oct., 1857, aged 23 years. 

547. Caroline, b. in 1836 ; m. George Roundy, of Beverly. 
648. Otis Kimball, b. in 1838 ; went to sea. 

549. Susan Cogswell, b. in 1840. 

550. John, b. in 1843. 

(175) EZRA GLOVER, son of Elisha and Jerusha (Billings) 
Glover, was born in Dorchester, June 22, 1770, and died in Quincy, 
July 14, 1847, aged 77 years. 

He was married, Jan. 1, 1807, to Eunice Minot, of Dorchester, 
daughter of George and Eunice (Billings) Mmot. They had three 



320 MEMORIALS AND GENEALOGIES. 

children. She was born in Dorchester, Sept. 28, 1781, and died in 
Quincj, Dec. 31, 18G3, aged 82 years. 

Children of Ezra and Eunice (Minot) Glover, born in Quincy : 

+551. Lewis Joseph, ) , t, , o« lontr ( d. June 24, 1856, unm. 
652. Earlmira, P" ^^''- 2^' ^^^^ ' j d. Jan. 9, 1833, unm. 

-f-553. John Jefferson, b. June 13, 1828 ; resides in Quincy. 

(176) MEHETABLE GLOVER, daughter of Elisha and Je- 
rusha (Billings) Glover, was born in Dorchester, Nov. 8, 1773, and 
died there, March 25, 1839, aged 66 years. 

She was married to Samuel Kinsley Spurr, of Milton, Sept. 27, 
1800. They lived in Dorchester. 

Children of Samuel Kinsley and Mehetable (Glover) Spurr, 
born in Dorchester : 

554. Stephen Elisha, ) , xt ^n iom (married. 

655. Russell Glover, } ^' ^^^^ ^^' ^^^^ ' \ married. 

556. Mary Glover, b. in 1803 ; d. Nov. 22, 1822, aged 19, unm. 

557. Ezra Glover, b. May 25, 1804; d. Oct. 8, 1833, in Ran- 

dolph, unmarried. 

558. Jerusha Elizabeth Glover, bap. May 22, 1815 ; died young. 

(178) STEPHEN GLOVER, son of Elisha and Jerusha (Bil- 
lings) Glover, was born in Dorchester, Jan. 9, 1778, and died on his 
estate at Mount Pleasant, Nov. 21, 1843, of enlargement of the liver; 
he was buried at Mount Auburn. He was a shipmaster and naviga- 
tor, and followed that profession for many years. 

He was twice married. First, to Mary Woodward, daughter of 

Joseph and Woodward. She died Sept. 21, 1817, aged 24 

years, and is buried at Mt. Auburn. Capt. Glover married, for his 
second wife, March 10, 1818, Rebecca Payne Gore, daughter of 
Samuel and Rebecca (Payne) Gore. She died Dec. 13, 1846, aged 
56 years, and was buried at Mt. Auburn. 

Children of Capt. Stephen and Mary (Woodward) Glover, born 
in Dorchester : 

559. Joseph Stephen, b. Feb. 26, 1815 ; d. on board ship in Boston 

harbor, in 1840. 
4-560. George Stephen, b. in 1817 ; m. Ellen Paul, of Shrewsbury. 

By second wife, Rebecca Payne Gore : 



NATHANIEL GLOVER. 321 

561. Samuel Gore, b. in 1820 ; m. Rebecca Page, of Salem, and d. 

July n, 1856 ; no issue. 
662. Fanny, m. Samuel F. Train, of Boston. 

563. Theodore Russell, m. Mary Malbone, Hingham ; no children. 

(180) JOHANNAH GLOVER, daughter of Enoch and Susan- 
nah (Bird) Glover, was born in Dorchester, Feb. 3, 1758, and died 
in Minot, Me., about 1826. 

She was married to Aaron Bird, of Dorchester, Nov. 23, 1775. 
He was the son of Aaron Bird, and was born in Dorchester. He 
removed to Minot, and died there. 

Children of Aaron and Johannah (Glover) Bird, born in Dor- 
chester : 

564. William, b. May 11, in9 ; d. Nov. 21, 1794, aged 15 years. 
-f565. Johannah, b. Feb. 9, 1781 ; m. Samuel Ward, of Roxbury. 

566. Enoch Glover, b. April 14, 1784 ; married, 

667. Anna, b. March 29, 1786 ; m. Samuel Hancock, of Roxbury. 

568. Rachel Robinson, b. Jan. 1, 1788 ; m. Holbrook. 

569. Grace, b. Sept. 12, 1789 ; m. Dr. Joseph Keith, of Elliot, Me., 

Sept. 5, 1810, and died April 15, 1814. 

670. Benjamin Glover, b. Feb. 24, 1793 ; d. Sept. 9, 1793. 

671. William, b. Aug. 17, 1796 ; died the next day. 

572. Charles Jarvis, b. Feb. 14, 1798 ; died in infancy. 

573, Susannah Baker, b. in 1800 ; m, Solomon Hancock, 

(181) SUSANNAH GLOVER, daughter of Enoch and Susan- 
nah (Bird) Glover, was born in Dorchester, April 2, 1759, and died 
at Evansville, Kentucky, Oct, 7, 1820, aged 61 years. 

She was married to Ebenezer Baker, of Dorchester, June 1, 1786. 
They had two children : 

674. Ebenezer, b, in 1788 ; m. William Adams. 

675. Hannah, b. in 1790 ; m. Charles Adams, of Dorchester. 

(182) MARY GLOVER, the third daughter of Enoch and Su- 
sannah (Bird) Glover, was born in Dorchester, Oct. 18, 1760, and 
died there in 1817, in her 57th year. 

She was married. May 13, 1779, to Ebenezer Clap, Esq,, of Dor- 
chester, who was born there, April 23, 1732, and died Jan. 29, 1802. 
It is said that his estate was the largest, at that date, that had ever 
been rendered in Norfolk county to the Probate Court. 



322 MEMORIALS AND GENEALOGIES. 

Children of Col. Ebexezer and Mary (Glover) Clap, born in 
Dorchester : 

576. Polly, b. Feb. 20, 1780 ; d. Dec. 10, 1799. 

577. Ebenezer, b. Aug. 20, 1781 ; d. May 18, 1821, at the island of 

St, Thomas, in the West Indies, aged 40 years, unmarried. 

578. Elizabeth, b. Sept. 10, 1782 ; m. James Howe, of Dorchester. 

579. Lemuel, b. June 2, 1784 ; d. unm., June 11, 1866, aged 82. 

580. Eleazer, b. Aug. 18, 1786 ; H. 0. 1807 ; physician ; d. Aug. 

27, 1817, aged 31 years, unmarried. 

581. Benjamin, b. July 17, 1788; d. Oct. 12, 1789. 

582. Enoch Glover, b. Aug. 6, 1790 ; m. Mary Tyson, of Baltimore, 
coo A 1 TV o -ihrno ( 1st, Alexander Balch, Dorchester; 

583. Anne, b. Dec. 8, 1792 ; m. | ^d,' John Wheeler, of Dorchester: 

Alexander Balch died July 5, 1812, aged 26 years. 

584. Benjamin, b. Jan. 16, 1795 ; m. Elizabeth Pierce, Dorchester. 
685. Elisha Glover, b. Oct. 22, 1796 ; d. Aug. 8, 1823, aged 27, unm. 

586. Amasa, b. Jan. 14, 1799 ; resides in Dorchester. 

(184) ELIZABETH GLOVER, the fourth daughter of Enoch 
and Susannah (Bird) Glover, was born in Dorchester, Nov. 1, 1764, 
and died in New Orleans, La., when on a visit to her son and 
daughter. 

Nov. 24, 1780, she was married to Benjamin Lyon, of Dorchester. 
They had six children, born in Dorchester : 

587. Benjamin Glover, b. Aug. 4, 1781 ; m. Eliza Babcock, Milton. 

588. Susannah Glover, b. March 26, 1783 ; d. March 26, 1783. 
689. Susannah, b. in 1784 ; d. in 1814, aged 30 years. 

I 1st, Ichabod Frost ; 

590. Mary, b. in 1786 ; m. -j 2d, Capt. Pierce ; 

( 3d, Capt. Nichols. 

591. Asa, b. in 1788 ; d., unm., 1839, aged 51 years. 

592. Samuel, b. in 1790 ; d., unm., at New Orleans. 



(186) ANNA GLOVER, the youngest daughter of Enoch and 
Susannah (Bird) Glover, was born in Dorchester, Jan. 17, 1768, and 
died there, Nov. 20, 1849, in her 82d year. 

Oct. 10, 1792, she was married to Stephen Wales, Esq., son of 
Timothy and Hannah Wales, of Dorchester, born there Juno 14, 
1769, and died in that town Feb. 6, 1842, in his 74th year. 

Children of Stephen and Anna (Glover) Wales, born in Dor- 
chester : 

593. Charlotte, b. March 1, 1794; d. April 19, 1813, aged 19 years. 
694. Harriet, b. Jan. 24, 1797 ; d. Nov. 18, 1798. 



NATHANIEL GLOVER. 32S 

595. Stephen, b. April 5, 1798 ; m. Lydia Vose Read, of Milton. 

596. Harriet Gorham, b. June 28, 1800 ; 

j 1st, Benjamin Sherborn, of Nashua, N. H. ; 
^' I 2d, Heman Bassett, of Boston. 
Benjamin Sherborn died June 4, 1826 ; Heman Bassett died 
March 24, 1851. 
59T. Nancy Glover, b. Oct. 10, 1802 ; m. Joseph Warren Parker, 
of Brimfield. 

598. Mary, b. Aug. 30, 1807 ; resides in Roxbury. 

599. Amasa, b. Feb. 9, 1809; m. Martha B. Ward, of Roxbury ; 

died in Genesee, 111., in 1865, 

(187) SAMUEL GLOVER, the third son of Enoch and Susan- 
nah (Bird) Glover, was born in Dorchester, March 29, 1770, and 
died in South Boston, suddenly, Dec. 13, 1837, in his 68th year. He 
was buried in the ancient burying ground in Dorchester. He resided 
in Dorchester, near the homestead of his father, and his house stood 
on a portion of the land belonging to the homestead estate. He em- 
ployed himself in the cultivation of choice fruit, and succeeded in 
producing some of the richest and rarest kinds, which he carried or 
sent regularly to the Boston market. 

At the age of twenty-five years, June 1, 1796, he was married to 
Martha Holden, daughter of Dr. Phinehas Holden, of Dorchester, 
born there Nov. 28, 1776, and died in 1864. He was the 
son of Dr. William Holden, a native of Cambridge, born there 
March 4, 1713; studied medicine, took his degree, and became 
the immediate successor of Dr. Danforth in Dorchester. Phinehas 
was born in Dorchester, Jan. 31, 1744, studied medicine with his 
father, and continued in the practice of his profession until his de- 
cease in 1819. 

Children of Samuel and Martha (Holden) Glover, born in Dor- 
chester : 

600. Martha Holden, ) , . ,, ,hQ»7 j m. Sam'l Davis, Brighton. 
+601. A daughter, p-^"^-^^'-^ '^'' | d. Aug. 18, 1797. 

602. Phinehas Holden, b. Oct. 16, 1807 ; m. Mary Carlton, Portland. 

Mrs. Martha (Holden) Glover married, a second time, Ezekiel 
Holden, Esq., of Dorchester, May 1, 1838, who died soon, and she 
married, a third time. Deacon Ebenezer Clap, of Dorchester, who 
died March 6, 1860, in his 89th year. She survived him, and died 
in Dorchester, April 5, 1864, in her 87th year. 



324 MEMORIALS AND GENEALOGIES. 

(189) ELIZABETH GLOVER, the eldest daiigliter of Thomas 
and Rebeckah (Pope) Glover, was born in Stoughton, Sept. 25, 1752, 
and died there June 3, 1838, in her 86th year. 

Dec. 16, 1773, she was married to Samuel Bird, of Sharon, son of 
Deacon Samuel and Anna (Athertou) Bird, born there July 4, 1743, 
and died in Stoughton, July 2, 1816. His homestead was situated 
at the westerly side of Mashapoag Pond, in Sharon. The house is 
still standing in which he was born and which he occupied during his 
residence in Sharon. He resided on his estate of inheritance twenty- 
three years after his marriage, and all but one of his children were 
born there. In 1794, they removed to Stoughton, and resided there 
the remainder of their lives. They were members of the Church at 
Sharon, Rev. Philip Curtis, pastor. 

Children of Samuel and Elizabeth (Glover) Bird, born in Sharon 
and Stoughton : 

603. Rebeckah, b. May 7, 1775 ; d. July 31, 1785, aged 10 years. 

+604. Samuel, b. March 12, 1777 ; m. Betsey Trask, of Boston. 

4-605. Ebzabeth, b. Nov. 24, 1779 ; m. John Taylor, of Boston. 

4-606. James, b. Oct. 6, 1781 ; m. Abigail Hobart, Braintree. 

607. Anna, b. Feb. 14, 1783; d. Aug. 13, 1785, aged 2 years. 

608. Hannah, b. Dec. 4, 1787 ; d. Aug. 20, 1813, in Stoughton, unm. 
+609. Jenner, b. Oct. 3, 1794; m. Elizabeth Cook, of VVestford. 
4-610. Rebeckah, b. Sept. 13, 1799 ; m. Ansel Capen, of Stoughton. 

(191) HANNAH GLOVER, the third daughter of Thomas and 
Rebeckah (Pope) Glover, was born in Stoughton, June 3, 1756, and 
died there Nov. 18, 1821, in her 65th year. 

Sept. 21, 1780, she was married to Jonathan Capen, of Stoughton, 
by the Rev. Jcdediah Adams. He was the son of Deacon Jonathan 
and Jerusha (Talbot) Capen, and was born in Stoughton, Sept. 22, 
1752, and died there Jan. 1, 1841, in his 89th year. 

Children of Lieut. Jonathan and Hannah (Glover) Capen, born 
in Stoughton : 

• 611. Louis, b. Dec. 1, 1781 ; d. March 13, 1782. 

612. Hannah, b. Dec. 19, 1782 ; d. July 5, 1796, in her 14th year. 
+613. Eleanor, b. July 11, 1784 ; m. Joseph S. Andrews, of Boston ; 
d. July 20, 1839, aged 55 years. 
614. Betsey, b. Dec. 10, 1785 ; resides in Stoughton, unmarried. 
+615. Melatiah, b. Oct. 21, 1787 ; 

1st, Otis Billings, of Canton ; 

2d, Ephraim Capen, of Dorchester. 



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NATHANIEL GLOVER. 325 

-f6l6. Rachel, b. March 18, 1789; m. Stephen Blake, of Canton. 

-j-617. Azubah, b. Nov. 11, 1790; m. Levi Ilawes, New Bedford. 

-f618. Jane, b. July 12, 1792 ; m. David Cobb, of Taunton. 

619. Jerusha, b. April 30, 1794; m. Levi Melcher, of Boston. 

620. Jonathan, b. Sept. 27, 1796; d. Nov. 11, 1800, in his 9th yr. 
-j-621. Thomas, b. Aug. 1, 1798; m. Hannah Melcher, of Hamp- 
ton Falls, N. H. 

622. Hannah, b. May 24, 1801 ; d. Aug. 24, 1825, in her 25th yr. 

(192) THOMAS GLOVER, eldest son of Thomas and Rcbeckah 
(Pope) Glover, was born in Stoughton, Dec. 29, 1757, and died in 
Sharon, July 11, 1845, aged 88 years. 

He was twice married, and had thirteen children. Aug. 8, 1782, 
he was married to Eunice Bent, of Sudbury. She was the daughter 
of Thomas and Mary (Stone) Bent, and was born in Sudbury, Feb. 
11, 17G3. She died in Sharon, Jan. 1, 1806, aged 42 years. Aug. 
30, 1806, Thomas Glover married, for a second wife, Abigail Hewins; 
daughter of Deacon Jacob and Abigail (Everett) Hewins, of Sharon. 
She was born there in 1777, and died Dec, 8, 1844, aged 67 years. 
Thomas Glover purchased a farm, at the time of his first marriage, 
of Mr. Thomas Wormcll, a Frenchman, and lived upon it until his 
death. It has since been sold. 

Children of Thomas and Eunice (Bent) Glover, born in Sharon : 

623. Eunice, b. Aug. 26, 1783 ; d. at Jamaica Plain, March 16, 1848, 

aged 68 years. 
4-624. Lois, b. Sept. 29, 1785 ; m. Samuel Blackman, of Dorchester. 

625. Susannah, b. Sept. 5, 1790 ; d. Feb. 23, 1823, unmarried. 
+626. Thomas, b. July 21, 1792 ; 

j 1st, Mary Damon, of Dedham. 
^' I 2d, Bethiah Thompson, of Roxbury. 

627. Mary, b. Sept. 16, 1794 ; d. Feb. 12, 1827, aged 32, unm. 

628. Elijah, b. April 29, 1797 ; m. Maria Pettee, of Sharon, in 

1820 ; died April 3, 1838, in Sharon. No issue. She died 
Feb. 9, 1834, in Sharon. 
+629. Elizabeth, b. May 6, 1801 ; m. Willard Morse, of Sharon. 

Children by second wife, Abigail Hewins : 

+630. William, b. Sept. 30, 1807 ; m. Anne Maria Fuller, Dedham. 

631. Hannah, b. July 12, 1809 ; d. in April, 1852, unm., aged 41. 

632. Nancy, b. April 17, 1813 ; m. Billings Fisher, of Dedham, 

May 4, 1846 ; d. in Stoughton, March 14, 1852. 

633. James, b. March 22, 1815 ; d. May 2, 1830, aged 15 years. 

634. John, b. May 28, 1817 ; lives in Canton. 

635. Davis, b. Jan. 6, 1822 ; d. unmarried, at Ashland, Aug. 

11, 1848, aged 26 years. 
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326 MEMORIALS AND GENEALOGIES. 

(193) WILLIAM GLOVER, tlie second son of Thomas and 
Rebeckah (Pope) Glovei', was born in Stougliton, July 17; 1759, and 
died there, March 23, 1788, in his 29th year. He left a widow and 
one son. In 1781, at the age of 21 years, he purchased, conjointly 
with two of his brothers, Samuel and Ebenezer Glover, a tract of 
laud of David Thompson, of Easton, adjoining the homestead estate 
of his father, Mr. Thomas Glover. In 1786, he received, by deed of 
gift, a portion of the homestead farm on the north side of Mr. Thomas 
Glover's house, and separated from the remaining portion by a brook. 

July 1, 1786, he was married to Content Porter, daughter of 
Joseph and Elizabeth (Burrill) Porter, of East Stoughton, born there 
in 1767, and died in Canton, April 26, 1816, in her 50th year. She 
was married, a second time, to Benjamin Gjll, of Canton, about two 
years after Mr. Glover's decease, or in 1790. She had one son by 
her first marriage, born in Stoughton, viz. : 

636. William, b. Jan. 1, 1787 ; d. in Canton, at the house of his 
father-in-law, Aug. 28, 1802, in his 16th year. 

(194) RACHAEL GLOYER, the fourth daughter of Thomas 
and Rebeckah (Pope) Glover, was born in Stoughton, Jan. 15, 1761, 
and died in Dorchester, Jan. 8, 1852, aged 91 years. 

She was twice married. First, Jan. 1, 1785, at the age of twenty- 
four years, to Benjamin Homes, Esq., of Norton, by the Rev. Jede- 
diah Adams, of Stoughton. He was of distinguished family and an- 
cestry, was the second son of William and Rebecca (Dawes) Homes, 
of Boston, and was born there in 1763. At the time of his marriage 
he was twenty-two years of age, and had already been elected to 
various town and county offices, and was Justice of the Peace for the 
County of Bristol. His father, William Homes, was born in Boston, 
March 9, 1717, and was married, April 24, 1790, by the Rev. Dr. 
Sewall, of the Old South Church, to Rebecca, the eleventh child and 
fifth daughter of Thomas Dawes, Esq., of Boston, and his wife Sarah. 
They were eminently religious and worthy members of that Church. 
They had fifteen children, born in Boston, and baptized there. He 
was by trade a goldsmith, and was employed for many years in the 
manufactory of gold and silver ware, jewelry, &g., and kept a store 
in Ann street, Avhere Oak Hall now stands. By industrious habits 
and strict integrity, he acquired a competent estate, and was known 
by the name of the "honest silversmith." In the year 1770 he re- 



NATHANIEL GLOVER. 327 

tired from business, and was succeeded by his eldest son William, 
wlio carried on tlie business in Boston extensively for many years. 
William Homes, senior, purchased a farm in Norton, Bristol county, 
removed there with his family, and became a prominent and active mem- 
ber of the Church and of the town.* He was elected to many town 
offices, which he filled with dignity and honor, was chosen Represen- 
tative and Councillor, and served in those offices. He died in Boston, 
at the house of his son William, in the month of July, 1783. He 
left a good estate, which was administered on by his eldest son. His 
widow removed to Boston, and passed the remainder of her days 
with her son William, and died there in July or August, 1788. She 
was buried with her husband, in the Chapel burying yard on Tremout 
street. 

The grandparents of Benjamin Homes were — Captain Robert 
Homes, who went to sea in early life, became a shipmaster, and emi- 
grated with his father to New England in 1700 ; and Mary Frankliib 
daughter of Josiah and Abiah (Folger) Franklin, sister of Dr. 
Benjamin Franklin, of Boston. She was born there, Sept. 26, IGO-i, 
and died about 1730. Capt. Robert Homes was lost at sea. They 
had two children : William, the father of Benjamin, and Abiah, a 
daughter, who soon died. 

Tiie earliest American ancestor of Benjamin Homes was the Rev. 
William Homes, who was his great-grandfather. He was a clergy- 
man of the Scotch Presbyterian order, of distinguished piety and 
talents, and was at fii-st settled at Strabane, near Londonderry, in 
Ireland. He was married there to Miss Craghead, and came with 
his family to New England in 1700; was installed pastor of the 
Church in Chilmark, near Martha's Vineyard, in 1716, and continued 
there until his decease in 1745. 

The immediate collateral relatives of Benjamin Homes were : his 
sisters, Mrs. Benjamin Tappan, of Northampton; Mrs. Barnabas 
Webb, of Thomaston, Me., died there in 1833, aged 93 years; Eliza- 
beth Homes, who died unmarried, in 1790, while on a visit to Boston 
aged 33 years ; and his only brother William, who married Miss 
Whitwell, first, and, second. Miss Greenough, of Boston, and was the 
father of Henry Homes, of the recent firm of Homes & Homer, and 
Nathaniel B. Homes, lately deceased, unmarried. 

* See Clark's History of Norton. 



328 MEMORIALS AND GENEALOGIES. 

Benjamin and Rachael (Glover) Homes had issue — a son bora 
in Stoughton, viz. : 

4-63T. William, b. Oct. 3, 1785 ; 

j 1st, Elizabeth Blackman, of Dorchester ; 
"^- 1 2d, Eliza Glover Wheelock, of Dorchester. 

Mrs. Rachael (Glover) Homes (widow) was married, a second time, 
Jan. 9,1792, to Solomon Hall, of Dorchester. He was the son of 
Solomon and Mary (Nash) Hall, of Dorchester, born there Feb. 12, 
1 768, and died March 3, 1 806, aged 39 years. He was lineally descend- 
ed from Richard Hall, one of the early settlers of Dorchester, who be- 
longed to the landed class of Joint Stock Proprietors in the town of 
Dorchester, and in Dorchester New Grant. 

Children of Solomon and Rachael (Glover-Homes) Hall, born 
in Dorchester: 

4-638. Luther, ) , j ■. oo -i^roo . j ^- Phebe Foster, Machias, Me. 
+639. Elijah, i ^- ^"^'^ ^«. i '^- ) I ,n_ Joanna Sevey, Machias, Me. 
4-640. Mary Nash, b. April 1, 1794 ; m. Josiah Myles, Machias, Me., 

April, 1826, and had one son, Henry, who died in infancy. 
4-641. Rebeckah, b. Feb. 29, 1796 ; m. Jonathan Collier, Dorchester. 
4-642. Stephen, b. Feb. 1, 1798 ; m. Elizabeth Tolman, Dorchester. 
4-643. Oliver, b. Feb. 16, 1800 ; 

C Ist, Laura Richards, of Dorchester ; 
m. ■< 2d, Eunice Lyon, of Dorchester ; 
( od, Caroline Laus^hton, of Brookline. 
644. Abigail, b. May 18, 1802; d. March "^29, 1804. 

• (195) vSAMUEL GLOVER, the third son of Thomas and Re- 
beckah (Pope) Glover, was born in Stoughton, Feb. 5, 1763, and 
died there, April 23, 1855, in his 93d year. He was a landholder 
by inheritance, and by purchase he came in possession of several 
other tracts of laud. His homestead estate he purchased in 1795, 
of Samuel Bird, 2d, of Stoughton, and occupied it until his decease, 
a period of sixty years. It has since been sold to Dr. E. G. Leach, 
who is the present possessor. 

Jan. 17, 1787, he was married to Eleanor Hawes, of Sharon, by 
the Rev. Joseph Palmer. She was the second daughter of Elijah and 
Abigail (Everett) Hawes, and was born in Sharon, July 19,1766, 
and died in Stoughton, May 11, 1846, in her 80th year. Her father 
was lineally descended from Richard Hawes, of the early settlers of 
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NATHANIEL GLOVER. 329 

Grant, and hy his mother Mary Belcher from the Hon. Andrew Bel- 
cher, of Boston and Sudbury. Her lineage from the Everett family 
was by, first, Richard Everett, of the first settlers of Dedham ; second, 
Capt. John Everett and Elizabeth Pepper, married in 1662, died in 
Dedham in 1715; third, Deacon John Everett, of Dedham, born June 
9, 1676, married to Mercy Brown, Jan. 3, 1700, and died March 20, 
1751; fourth, Joseph Everett, second son of John and Mercy 
(Brown) Everett, born July 31, 1703, married Hannah Richards, of 
Dedham, Feb. 1, 1727, and died Feb. 17, 1774, whose second daugh- 
ter, Abigail Everett, was born in Sharon, Dec. 25, 1740, married to 
Elijah Hawcs, son of Eleazer and Mary (Belcher) Hawes, Oct. 9, 
1760, and died June 26, 1781, and were the parents of Eleanor 
Hawes. 

Children of Samuel and Ele.\nor (Hawes) Glover, born and 
baptized in Stoughton, Rev. Jedediah Adams, pastor : 

-j-645. Eleanor, b. Oct. 1, 1788 ; resides in Stoughton. 

646. Thomas, b. March 26, 1790 ; d. Aug. 4, 1790 (baptized in 
private, Aug. 2, 1790). 
-|-647. Jarvis, b. June 21, 1792 ; m. Fanny Fuller, of Dalton. 
648. Anna, b. Jan. 27, 1801 ; bap. May 3, 1801, by Rev. Pitt 
Clark, of Norton. 

(196) EBENEZER GLOVER, the fourth son of Thomas and 
Rebeckah (Pope) Glover, was born in Stoughton, Feb. 2, 1765, and 
died in Dorchester, June 28, 1818, in his 54th year. He was a mer- 
chant, kept a store, and traded successfully. He owned a house, op- 
posite his fatlier's, conjointly with his brother Samuel, and inherited 
a considerable portion of land. He also acquired more land by pm-- 
chase. He resided in Stoughton until 179 G, then removed to Dor- 
chester, and continued his business of shopkeeping and mercantile 
pursuits. 

He was married in Dorchester, by the Rev. T. M. Harris, Sept. 
21, 1797, to Mary Trescott, widow of Isaac Fenno. They had three 
children. She was the daughter of Joseph and Mary (Payson) Tres- 
cott, of Dorchester, and was born there, Feb. 18, 1765. She died in 
Dorchester, Feb. 18, 1826, aged 61 years. 

Children of Ebenezer and Mary (Trescott-Fenno) Glover, 
born in Dorchester : 

29* 



330 MEMORIALS AND GENEALOGIES. 

649. Charlotte, b. April 21, 1199 ; d. in infancy. 
-f650. Mary, b. J-une 7,1800; m. James Lewis, Jr., of Roxbury. 

651. Ebenezer, b. March 21, 1803 ; m. Thankful Hopkins, of Truro. 

He died June 22, 1834, aged 31 years, no issue. She died 
in Boston, Dec. 3, 1837. 

(197) JERUSHA GLOVER, the fifth daughter of Thomas and 
Rebeckah (Pope) Glover, was born in Stoughton, April 28, 1766, and 
died in Dorchester, April 30, 1833, in her 67th year. She was dis- 
tinguished for rare personal beauty, which seemed not impaired by 
time or trouble. 

March 4, 1793, she was married, by the Rev. Jedediah Adams, of 
Stoughton, to Unite Blackman, of Dorchester. He was the son of 
Samuel and Waitstill (Tolman) Blackman, born in Dorchester, Feb. 
17, 1772, and died there, Nov. 8, 1806, in his 3Sth year, leaving a 
widow and seven children, another son being born a few months after 
his decease. He was a merchant, and owned and occupied the house 
near the estate of Gov. James Bowdoin, at the Four Corners, on the 
Dorchester Upper Road leading to Boston. 

Children of Unite and Jerusha (Glover) Blackman, born in 
Dorchester, and baptized at the Church there. Rev. T. M. Harris, 
pastor — parents being in full communion : 

652. Eliakim, b. Jan. 2, 1794 ; d. July 24, 1807, in his 13th year. 

653. Thomas Glover, b. May 21, 17^5 ; d. March 3, 1833, aged 38. 

654. William, b. Oct. 3, 1796 ; d. May 9, 1827, aged 30 years, unm. 

655. Warren, b. July 19, 1799 ; d. July 19, 1819, aged 20 years. 
4-656. Jerusha, b. Aug. 3, 1800 ; m. Joseph Bugbee, of Roxbury. 
-}-657. Lucy, b. Jan. 1, 1803 ; m. Robert Gilmore Babcock, Milton. 

658. Unite, b. Nov. 8, 1805 ; d. Sept. 8, 1829, aged 24 years, 

unmarried ; buried with military honors by the Dorchester 
Artillery Company. 

659. Eliakim, b. Jan. 1, 1807, posthumous; d. in Ohio, date of 

death not ascertained. 

The last named child was born about two months after the decease 
of his father, and bore the name of Eliakim at the request of his 
eldest brother, of the same name, who was, at the time of his birth, 
in the last stages of consumption. A family meeting was therefore 
called, with a few members of the Church to which Mrs. Blackman 
belonged, and her minister, the Rev. T. M. Harris, and the little 
orphan was baptized in the presence of his elder brother, who was 
expecting soon to pass away, being fully sensible of his condition. 



NATHANIEL GLOVER. 331 

The early death of Mr. Blackmail, the birth of this last child, and 
the death of the elder son a few months after, were the commence- 
ment of a series of heart-rending troubles, which terminated her life 
at the age of sixty-six years. 

(198) ANNA GLOYER, the sixth and youngest daughter of 
Thomas and Rebeckah (Pope) Glover, was born in Stoughton, Nov. 
13, 1768, and died in Dorchester, Aug. 26, 1840, aged 72 years. 

She was married, March 28, 1796, to Josiah Leeds, of Dorchester^ 
by the Rev, Edward Richmond, of Stoughton, and went to Dorches- 
ter to reside. Josiah Leeds was born Dec. 4, 1771, and inherited a 
homestead estate on what is now called Savin Hill Avenue, formerly 
'' Leeds's Lane," leading to Savin Hill. He died there, June 25, 1 82 8, 
aged 57 years. 

Children of Josiah and Anna (Glover) Leeds, born in Dorchester : 

-f 660. Lewis, b. March 29, 1798 ; m. Pedy Thompson, of Rocking- 
ham, Vt. 

+661. Joseph, b. Nov. 12, 1799 ; m. | If' ?".^^ ?°^'7' Stonebam ; 
' '■ i 2d, Lliza Lynde, Stoneham. 

662. William, b. Sept. 18, 1801 ; d. Oct. 8, 1838; aged 37, unm. 

+663. Anna, b. Aug. 21, 1803 ; m. William Parker, Brimfield. 

+664. Tliomas, b. Feb. 3, 1806 ; m. Lynde, of Stoneham. 

665. Mary, b. Feb. 21, 1808 ; d. June 22, 1849, aged 41 years. 

660. Rebeckah, b. April 6, 1812 ; d. June 26, 1841, aged 29 years. 

(199) ELIJAH GLOVER, the fifth son and youngest child of 
Thomas and Rebeckah (Pope) Glover, was born in Stoughton, April 
20, 1770, and died there, March 9, 1855, in his 85lh year. In 1801 
he built a house on Dorchester Meeting-house Hill ; was a merchant, 
and resided there ten years. 

He was twice married. First, February 13, 1805, by Rev. T. M. 
Harris, to Martha Pope, daughter of Elijah and Martha (White) 
Pope, of Dorchester. She was born there, Dec. 12, 1780, and died 
in Stoughton, July 16, 1813, aged 33 years. They had three child- 
ren, the two eldest born and baptized in Dorchester. He was mar- 
ried, the second time, to Sarah Howe, Dec. 2, 1814. She was the 
eldest daughter of Isaac and Sarah (Wiswall) Howe, of Dorchester, 
born there May 21, 1786, and died Oct. 21, 1859, in lier 74th year. 
He removed to Stoughton in 1810, and occupied the homestead 
estate of his father, which was his inlicritance, and resided there 
until his decease. 



332 MEMORIALS AND GENEALOGIES. 

Children of Elijah and Martha (Pope) Glover, born in Dor- 
chester and Stoughton : 

-f-667. Louisa, b. Aug. 5, 1808 ; m. Joseph Parshley, of Braintree. 
-[-668. Martha Harriet, b. May 22, 1810 ; m. Isaac T. Dyer, Braintree. 
669. Mary Smith, b. May 25, 1813, in Stoughton ^ d. July 6, 1813. 

By wife Sarah Howe : 

-|-670. Asahel Howe, b. March 30, 1816 ; m. Sarah Elizabeth Homes, 
of Dorchester. 
eU. Isaac Howe, b. July 28, 1811 ; m. Caroline A. Arnold, of 
Braintree, May 6, 1846 ; died Aug. 2, 1849 ; no issue. His 
widow died in January, 1853. 
+612. John Clough, b. March 14, 1819 ; 

j 1st, Ann W. Monk, of Stoughton ; 
^- I 2d, Mary F. Horton, of Milton. 
-j-613. Rebeckah, b. Jan. 14, 1821 ; m. Edmund Packard, of North 

Bridgewater. 
+614. Elijah, b. March 14, 1824; m. Eunice P. Swan, of Stoughton. 
+615. Frederick Pope, b. Dec. 28, 1825 ; m. Emeline Morton, of 
Needham. 
616. Nathaniel, b, Oct. 20, 1821 ; resides in Janesville, Wisconsin. 

(200) SA^rUEL KINGSLEY GLOYER, only son of Elijah 
and Abigail (Kingsley) Glover, was born in Milton, June 28, 1753, 
and died there, July 1, 1839, aged 86 years. At the age of 18 years 
he entered Harvard College, at Cambridge, and left there at the time 
instruction was suspended in the War of the Revolution, He ap- 
plied himself to the study of medicine and surgery, under the in- 
struction of Dr. John Warren, and served his country as Surgeon to 
the army until peace was restored in 1783. He was employed as 
Surgeon of several armed vessels until 1778, He then was elected 
as superintendent of a smallpox hospital on Prospect Hill, where 
the troops of Gen. Burgoyne were stationed as prisoners of war. 
In 1783, on relinquishing military life, he also retired from the prac- 
tice of medicine and surgery generally, excepting that he devoted a 
portion of his time to a private smallpox hospital. He inherited a 
competent landed estate from his father and from his maternal grand- 
father, and owned and occupied a homestead estate on Milton Hill, 
which has descended to his grandchildren. He received a pension 
from government for several years. 

He was married, April 21, 1781, to Eunice Babcock, of Milton. 
Nothing further of her origin has been ascertained. She died at 
Milton Hill, Dec. 1, 1826, and left three sons. 



NATHANIEL GLOVER. 333 

Cliildren of Samuel Kingsley and Eunice (Babcock) Glover^ 
Lorn at Milton Hill : 

677. Samuel, b. May 6, 1783 ; d. July 22, 1831, aged 48 yrs., unm. 

678. Elijah Anson, b. July 19, 1785 ; d. Sept. 22, 1819, in his 35th 

year, unmarried. 
+679. William, b. July 26, 1788 ; m. Eliza Gleason, of Wrentham. 

(201) SUSANNAH GLOVER, daughter of Elijah and Eliza- 
beth (Tucker) Glover, was born in Milton, April 21, 1765, and died 
there, Aug. 31, 1845, aged 80 years. 

' She was married, Nov. 4, 1790, to Charles Pierce, of Milton, son 
of John Pierce, of that place. 

Children of Charles and Susannah (Glover) Pierce, born in 
Milton : 

680. Charles, b. Feb. 11, 1792; resides in Milton, unmarried. 

681. Elizabeth, b. Oct. 31, 1793 ; resides in Milton, unmarried. 

682. Elijah, b. Nov. 4, 1795 ; m. White, of Weymouth. 

683. Isaac, b. Feb. 9, 1799 ; d. Oct., 1860, unmarried. 

(204) WILLIAM GLOVER, second son of William and Mary 
(Capen) Glover, was born in Dorchester, Oct. 3, 1780, and died there, 
Sept. 27, 1822, in his 43d year. 

He was married to Mary Billings, of Quincy, Jan. 14, 1804. He 
succeeded to the homestead of his father, conjointly with his brother 
Edward Glover, who was never married, and dying without issue his 
line became extinct. 

Children of William and Mary (Billings) Glovbr, born in Dor- 
chester : 

-|-684. Eunice Billings, b. Sept. 5, 1805 ; m. William Brazer Duggan, 

of Boston. 
-|-685. James Madison, b. Aug. 9, 1809 ; m. Harriet Louisa Gibbs, of 

Sandwich, 

(206) LOIS BENT GLOVER, daughter of James and Lois 
(Bent) Glover, was born in Framingham, Nov. 30, 1762, and died 
there, Feb. 14, 1800, aged 37 years and 10 months. 

She was married. May 3, 1781, to Asa Noursc, of Framingham. 

Children of Asa and Lois Bent (Glover) Nourse, born in Fra- 
mingham : 



334 MEMORIALS AND GENEALOGIES. 

686. Lois, b. May 3, 1782 ; died the same day, 

681. James, b. July 6, 1788 ; died young. 

688. Mary, b. May 7, 1785 ; m. Rufus Brewer, Esq., Framingham. 

689. Charlotte, b. June 12, 1787 ; m. Aaron Hadley. 

690. Lois, b. Feb. 10, 1789 ; died young. 

691. Millioont, b.Feb. 3,n91;m. \lf; i^ZFlZll. 

692. Newell, b. March 21, 1792 ; m. Harriet Bullard, Holliston. 

693. Olive, b. Dec. 3,1793; m. David Brewer, Framingham. 

694. Sarah, b. Sept. 9, 1795 ; m. Nathan Fairbanks, of Hol- 

liston ; died in 1819. 

695. Susannah, b. May 11, 1797 ; m. Henry Brewer, Framingham. 

696. Asa, b, Feb. 14, 1800 ; died young. 

(207) MARY GLOVER, daughter of James and Lois (Bent) 
Glover, was born in Framingham, Aug. 10, 1764, and died there, Jan. 
31, 1822, aged 57 years. 

She was twice married. First, to Ezra Haven, in April, 1782. 
He was the son of Jesse Haven, of Framingham, and lived on the 
homestead of his father, dying there Oct. 26, 1794, and leaving a widow 
and 3ight children. Sho was married, second, to her brctlier-in-law, 
the husband of her sister Lois, Dec. 29, 18C0, and had one daughter 
by this last iiiarriage. 

Children of Esf.a and Mart (Gloter) Haveit, born in Framing- 
hair. : 

697. WiiM?m, £'iT.duated at Brown University ; died, r.nmarried. 
620. Joseph, d. unmarried, in 1846. 

699. Anna, m. Alexander Edwards. 

700. John, m. Martha F. Smith, of Heedham. 

701. Jason, m. Esther Tucker. 

702. Olive, m. Scth Drury, of Natick. 

703. Milly, m. Willard Haven. 

704. Sally, died, unmarried. 

By Asa Nourse : 

705. Elizabeth, m. Charles Haven. 

(209) ELIZABETH GLOVER, daughter of James and Lois 
(Bent) Glover, was born in Framingham, June 5, 1768. 

She was marrried to Isaac Fisher, of Framingham, about Dec. 1, 
1786, and removed to Springfield, Coos Co., New Hampshire. No 
children reported. 



NATHANIEL GLOVEE. 335 

(210) SARAH GLOYER, daughter of James and Lois (Bent) 
Glover, was born in Framingham, July 9, 1770, and died in Yinal- 
haven, Fox Islands, Maine, Feb. 13, 1859. 

She was married, in 1791, to Samuel Thomas, of Vinalhaven, Me. 

Children of Samuel and Sarah (Glover) Thomas, born in Vinal- 
haven, Me. : 

TOG. Samuel, b. in 1792 ; died, unmarried. 

101. Sarah, b. in 1793. 

708. Josiah, b. in 1794. 

709. Stephen, b. in 1796 ; died. 

710. Alvan, b. in 1798. 

711. James Glover, b. in 1799 ; died. 

712. Nathaniel, b. in 1801. 

713. Zilpah, b. in 1803 ; m. Asa M. Glover, of Fox Islands. 

714. Harriet, b. in 1805 ; m. Zilpah Beveridge. 

(211) MARTHA GLOVER, daughter of James and Lois (Bent) 
Glover, was born in Framingham, Nov. 3, 1772, and died there, Aug. 
1, 1824. 

She was married to Jonathan Rugg, of Framingham, Dec. 29, 1800. 

Children of Jonathan and Martha (Glover) Rugg, born in 
Framingham : 

715. Eliza, b. Dec. 19, 1801 ; d. July 27, 1821, aged 20 years. 

716. Caroline, b. Dec. 9, 1803 ; d. July 2, 1810, aged 7 years. 

717. Glover, b. July 3, 1805; d. June 3, 1826, aged 20 years. 
+718. Emeline, b. Sept. 22, 1807 ; m. Seymour Gates. 

719. Jerusha, b. Nov. 29, 1809 ; d. June 30, 1814. 
+720. Martha, b. Jan. 2, 1819 ; d. at Niagara Falls, Aug. 24, 1844. 

Jonathan Rugg was married, a second time, in 1826, to Lucinda 
Marsh, of Holliston, Mass., and died July 1, 1843. His widow sur- 
vived Idm, and is now (18G6) living, at the age of 87 years. 

(214) JERUSHA GLOVER, daughter of James and Mary 
(Hill-Mctcalf) Glover, was born in Framingham, Nov. 29, 1785, 
and died there, July 21, 1805, aged 80 years. 

She was married to Thomas Verille, in April, 1828. 

Children of Thomas and Jerusha (Glover) Verille, born in 
Vinalhaven : 



336 MEMORIALS AND GENEALOGIES. 



721. 


James, b. in 1830. 


722. 


Lucy, b. in 1832. 


723. 


Mary, b. in 1835. 



(215) JULIA GLOVER, daughter of James and Mary (Hill- 
Metcalf) Glover, was born inFramingham, April20, 1787; resides in 
Camden, Me. 

(216) JOHN CLOUGH GLOYER, son of James and Mary 
(Hill-Metcalf) Glover, was born in Framingliam, Oct. 21, 1788, and 
died in Belfast, Me., March 5, 1865. He was a shipmaster and 
mariner for several years. He retired from his sea-faring life in 
1853, and lived on his farm, situated in Camden, on the banks of the 
Penobscot river. He resided with his daughter, Mrs. Winthrop 0. 
Thomas, at the time of his death. 

He was married, Sept. 28, 1810, to Martha White, daughter of 
George and Sarah (Oliver) White, of Camden, Me., and was born 
there, Jan. 12, 1791 ; died in September, 1854. 

Children of John Clough and Martha (White) Glover, born in 
Vinalhaven, Me. : 

+724. Thomas, b. Feb. 20, 1812 



j 1st, Lucy Jane Eaton ; 
■(2d, " " ' 



Lucy B. Stetson, of Camden. 
+725. Mary Hill, b. Sept. 15, 1815 ; m. Rev. Winthrop 0. Thomas, 

of Marshficld, Mass. 
+726. Sarah White, b. March 4, 1818 ; m. Benjamin Gushing, Esq., 

Camden, Me. 
+727. John White, ), ^ k looi ( m. Sarah C. Stetson ; 
+728. Martha White, j ^- ^^^- ^' ^^^^ ' jm.HoseaB. Eaton, M.D. 

Both of Camden. 
— 729. James Russell, b. April 4, 1824 ; m. Nancy Palmer, Camden. 
—730. Geort^e White, b. April 29, 1827 ; m. Philena Hartford, " 
—731. Clara Fisher, b. Dec. 28, 1829; d. Oct. 9, 1848, aged 18 years. 

(217) ELIJAH GLOVER, son of James and Mary (Hill-Met- 
calf) Glover, Avas born in Vinalhaven, Me., Aug. 27, 1792; resides 
in Camden, Me., near the steamboat landing. He was for many 
years a shipmaster ; has acquired a competent estate, and retired 
from busmcss. 

He was married to Nancy Crabtrce, of Vinalhaven, daughter of 
Eleazcr "and Lucy (Train) Crabtrce, March 20, 1822. She was born 
in Vinalhaven, April 15, 1796, and is now living. 



NATHANIEL GLOVER. 337 

Children of Capt. Elijah and Nancy (Crabtree) Glover, born 
in Yinalhaven : 

-f732. Susannah, b. Feb. 11, 1823; m. Rev. Edward Freeman, 
-I-V33. Benjamin Franklin, b. Dec. 24, 1824 ; d. Oct. 6, 1849, aged 25. 
+734. Rachel Crabtree, b. April 28, 1827 ; m. Charles R. Pottle. 
4-"35. Marshall Parks, b. June 20, 1830 ; m. Mary Daggett 

736. Adelaide Harriet, b. July 29, 1832 ; d. May 11, 1851, aged 18. 
+737. Lucy Hill, b. June 3, 1835 ; m. Orris Starrett Andrews, of 
Warren, Me. 

(219) WILLARD GLOVER, fourth and youngest son of James 
and Mary (Hill-Metcalf) Glover, was born in Vinalhaven, Me., 
July 29, 1796, and died in Swanville, Waldo Co., Me., Sept. 18, 1865, 
in his 70th year. He graduated at Waterville College, IMaine, in 
1825, studied Divinit}^, and became a preacher of the Baptist denomi- 
nation; was ordained, about 1828, over the Baptist Church in Lynde- 
borough, N. H. ; resigned about 1838, and was installed in Swanville, 
about 1840. He remained there until his decease. He was an 
earnest and successful clergyman. 

He was married to Emeline Pickard. 

WiLLARD and Emeline (Pickard) Glover: 



Children of Rev. 


738. 


Emeline. 


739. 


Mary Anne. 


740. 


Harriet. 


741. 


Julia. 


742. 


Susan. 


743. 


Lucy. 



(220) BENJAMIN WADSWORTH GLOVER, son of Eben- 
ezer and Sarah (Wadsworth) Glover, was born at Newbury farm, 
Dorchester, now Quincy, Dec. 14, 1774, and died in Reading, May 
21, 1815, in his 42 d year, leaving a widow and two children. He 
succeeded to the inheritance of the homestead at Newbury farm, on 
the decease of his father, and left it, at his decease, to his heirs. 

Jan. 6, 1799, he was married to Mehetable Willard Baxter, of 
Quincy. She was the daughter of Capt. Joseph Baxter and his first 
wife Anna Adams, of Quincy, and was born there. She died at the 
homestead in Quincy, Dec. 4, 1858. 

Children of Benjamin Wadsworth and Mehetable Willard 
(Baxter) Glover, born at Newbury farm, Quincy : 
30 



338 MEMOEIALS AND GENEALOGIES. 

-1-744. Horatio N., b. March 6, 1801 ; m. Martha Turpin Hovey, of 

Brighton. 
-|-T45. Benjamin F., b. June 3,1803; m. Josephine Baxter, Boston. 

(222) HANNAH GLOVER, daughter of Ebenezer and Mary 
(Davenport) Glover, was born at the Newbury farm homestead, in 
Dorchester, Sept. 4, 1789, and died in Quincy, Jan. 31, 1861, in her 
72d year. 

Jan. 1, 1810, she was married to Thomas Adams, Esq., of Quincy. 
They had one son, born in Quincy : 

746. Francis, b. in Nov., 1810 ; m. Sarah Beale, of Boston, 

(223) JOSEPH NEALE ARNOLD, eldest son of Daniel and 
Jerusha (Glover) Arnold, was born in Quincy, Oct. 10, 1764, and died 
there, Oct. 24, 1816, in his 53d year. 

June 16, 1785, he was married to Mehetable Adams, of Quincy, 
where they continued to live until his decease. 

Children of Joseph Neale and Mehetable (Adams) Arnold, born 
in Quincy : 

-f-747. Joseph, b. Feb. 5, 1786; m. Elizabeth Briesler, of Quincy. 
-f-748. Mehetable, b. Feb. 16,1787 ; m. Dr. Thomas Phipps, Jr., " 

749. Ebenezer, b. Nov. 5,1789; m. Patience Mann, of Quincy. 

750. Louisa, b. Feb. 24, 1793 ; m, James Arnold, of Quincy. 

751. Elihu Adams, b. Oct. 11, 1795 ; m. Mary Ann Turner, Quincy, 

752. Jerusha Glover, b. Nov. 16, 1797 ; m. George A. Thayer. 

753. Charles, b. March 27, 1800 ; m, Elizabeth Wayland, Boston. 

754. Lemuel, b. March 13, 1802 ; 

j 1st, Susan Smith, of Charleston, S. C. ; 
^- I 2d, Caroline Gilbert, of New York. 
Lives in New York. 

(224) DANIEL ARNOLD, second son of Daniel and Jerusha 
(Glover.) Arnold, was born in Quincy, Oct, 21, 1766, and died there. 

He was married to Charlotte Cleverly, of Quincy, Sept. 3, 1789. 

Children of Daniel and Charlotte (Cleverly) Arnold, born in 
Quincy : 

755. James, b. Aug. 21, 1794. 

756. Daniel, b. Dec. 5, 1798. 

757. Elizabeth, b. May 13, 1797 ; m. William Baxter, of Quincy, 

Feb. 17, 1821, removed to Quincy, and lives there at the 
present time. 



NATHANIEL GLOVER. 339 

(225) ELIZABETH ARNOLD, eldest daughter of Daniel and 
Jeruslia (Glover) Arnold, was born in Quincy, Sept. 16, 1770, and died 
there, Dec. 5, 1858, aged 88 years. 

Oct. 10, 1793, she was married to Jesse Fenno, of Milton. He 
died in Quincy, July 19, 1827, aged 68 years. 

Children of Jesse and Elizabeth (Arnold) Fenno, born in 
Quincy : 

V58. Elizabeth Clough, b. in 1794 ; m. Thomas Weld, of Roxburj. 

759. Jerusha Glover, m. Samuel Curtis, of Quincy. 

760. Maria D., m. Nathaniel Mann, of Quincy. 

761. Charlotte, m. John Carr, of Quincy. 

4-762. Thomas Glover, m. Elizabeth R. Adams, of Quincy. 

763. Jesse, died young, aged 20 years. 

764. Isaac, lives single, in Quincy. 

(226) JERUSHA ARNOLD, second and youngest daughter of 
Daniel and Jerusha (Glover) Arnold, was born in Quincy, July 27, 
1774, and is now living in Quincy. 

She was twice married. First, to John Fierce, of Milton, March 
3,1799; they lived in Milton, and he died there. She married, 
second, Caleb Thayer, of Braintree, Oct. 30, 1834. No issue by 
last marriage. By her first marriage she had one son : 

765. John, b. in 1807 ; died young. 

(228) JAMES BAXTER, son of Capt. Joseph and Jerusha 
(Glover- Arnold) Baxter, was born in Quincy, June 28, 1787. 

In 1807 he was married to Mary Phipps, daughter of Dr. Thomas 
Phipps, Sen. She was born in Quincy in 1789, and died there, June 
2, 1862, in her 74th year. Her father was the son of Samuel and 
Eleanor (Danforth) Phipps, of Cambridge ; born there, March 15, 
1737-8 ; graduated at Harvard College in 1757 ; studied medicine, and 
commenced the practice of his profession in Quincy, and died there, 
Nov. 3, 1817, aged 80 years. 

Children of James and Mary (Phipps) Baxter, born in Quincy: 

766. Samuel Danforth, b. Oct. 12, 1809. 

767. Charles Francis, b. July 15, 1811 ; m. Elizabeth Brigham, of 

Quincy. 

768. James, b. July 23, 1813 ; m. 

769. Eleanor, b. July 31, 1815 ; m. Clift Rogers, of MarshQeld. 



340 MEMOEIALS AND GENEALOGIES. 

7T0. Mary Jeruslia, b. Oct. 28, 1819 ; died young. 
111. Joseph, b. Jan. 4, 1822. 

772. George Washington, b. Feb. 14, 1824. 

773. John Ad^ns, ^) ^ j ^ ^^ jg2^_ 

774. Thomas Phipps, j -^ 

775. Rebecca Phipps, b. Nov. 21, 1833 ; m. Ilorace Eaton. 

(229) ELIZABETH CLOUGH BENT, daughter of Jason and 
Anna (Glover) Bent, was born in Sudbury, July 13, 1774, and died 
in Stowe, Nov. 30, 1810, aged 36 years. 

She was married to Jaboz Maynard, May 28, 1794, and removed 
to Stowe. 

Children of Jabez and Elizabeth Clough (Bent) Maynakd, born 
in Stowe : 

776. Anna Glover, m. Smith. 

777. Jason. 

778. John Clough. 

779. Mary Stone, m. Abner Everett, of Brighton. 

(230) THOMAS BENT, son of Jason and Anna (Glover) Bent, 
was born in Sudbury, Sept. 4, 1776, and died there, March 28th, 
1848, aged 72 years. 

He was married to Sarah Patch, of Stowe, Jan. 29, 1807. He 
was a farmer, and inherited the Bent homestead in Sudbury, residing 
on it at his decease. 

Children of Thomas and Sarah (Patch) Bent, born in Sudbury: 

780. Newell, b. Nov. 15, 1807 ; m. Sarah Goodman, of Sudbury. 

781. Isabella Jane, b. March 7, 1809 ; ra. Jesse Shattnck, Pepperell. 

782. AVilliam Glover, b. Nov. 21, 1810 ; m. Matilda Lunt, Orono, Me. 

783. Thomas E., b. June 18, 1812 ; m. Matilda Louisa Phelps, 

of Lowell. 

784. John H., b. May 28, 1814 ; m. Sally Woodman, Portsmouth. 

785. Jonathan C, b. Feb. 26, 1817 ; m. Clarissa Ann Smith, of 

Sudbury. 

ho^ T> r TT 1 TVT o 100A ( 1st, Eliza M. Colburn ; 

786. Rufus II., b. May 3, 1820 ; m. ] ^^^' ^^,^^^.^ j^ j^-^^^ Brighton. 

787. Sarah Ann, b. July 4, 1826 ; d. March 21, 1847, in her 21st yr. 

788. Lucy Jane, b. May 15, 1828 ; d. Dec. 13, 1846, in her 19th year. 



(232) NANCY BENT, daughter of Jason and Anna (Glover) 
Bent, was born in Sudbury, Oct. 9, 1780, and died in Stowe. Date 
of death not ascertained. 



NATHANIEL GLOVER. 341 

Sept. 1, 1806, she was married to Moody Tenney, of Stowe. 

Children of Moody and Nancy (Bent) Tenney : 

789. Eliphalet. 

790. Lewis. 

791. David. 

792. Jason. 

793. Anna Glover, died in infancy. 

794. Elbridge. 

795. Anna Glover. 

(233) JERUSHA BENT, daughter of Jason and Anna (Glover) 
Bent, was born in Sudbury, May 26, 1783. 

She was married to Samuel Browne, of Sudbury, in 1803. 

Children of Samuel and Jerusha (Bent) Browne, born in Sud- 
bury : 

796. Elbridge Gerry. 

797. Jerusha. 

798. Emeline Augusta. 

799. Samuel. 

800. Sewell, died in 1830. 

(234) JASON BENT, son of Jason and Anna (Glover) Bent, 
was born in Sudbury, Sept. 12, 1785, and is still living. 

He was twice married. First, April 10, 1810, to Asonick Fair- 
bank, of Framingham. She died ; and he married, second, in May, 
1835, Martha Plimpton, of Sudbury. 

Children of Jason and Asonick (Fairbank) Bent, born in Sud- 
bury : 

801. Elizabeth Clough. 

802. Daniel, died in infancy. 

803. Daniel. 

804. Asahel. 

805. Harriet Sophia. 

806. Mary Anne. 

(237) ROBERT GLOVER, eldest son of Thomas and Sarah 
(Bonney) Glover, was born in Pembroke, Mass., Nov. 2, 1726, and 
died there, Aug. 20, 1787, in his 61st year. He left a widow. 
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342 MEMORIALS AND GENEALOGIES. 

He was twice married. First, in 174G, to Bcthiali Tubbs; and 
by her he had six children. She died in 1780, and he married, 
second, Jan. 23, 1783, Alice Standish. There was no issue by the 
last marriage. 

Children of Robert and Bethiah (Tubes) Glover, born in Pem- 
broke : 

+807. James, b. Sept. 22, 1748 ; m. Rachel Bonney, of Pembroke. 

+808. Lydia, b. Dec. 15, 1750 ; m. Josiah Witherell, Pembroke. 

809. Sarah, b. May 6, 1753 ; m. Thomas Bore, of Boston. 

+810. Thomas, b. March 24, 1757 ; m. Rollins, St. George, Me. 

+811. Bethiah, b. March 24, 1760 ; m. Foster McParland, Scituate. 

+812. Robert, b.-March27, 1763 ; m. Kezia Barrows, Hebron, Me. 

+813. Jonathan, b. Oct. 8,1767 ; ra. Smith, of Rehoboth. 

Robert Glover purchased a tract of land in Pembroke, of Isaac 
Little, in 1772. 

The will of Robert Glover, of Pembroke, July 18, 1787, County 
of Plymouth, Commonwealth of Massachusetts, bequeaths to beloved 
wife Alice one-third part of his personal estate. To well-beloved 
daughter Bethiah all his estate, both real and personal, she paying 
all his just debts and legacies. To his five children — James, Thomas, 
Robert, Jonathan, and Lydia Witherell — ten shillings each. Ap- 
points John Turner, Jr., sole executor. Witnessed by John Stetson, 
Nathan Stetson, and Miles Standish. Daniel Bonney, Samuel Stetson 
and Nathan Stetson, were appraisers. In 1788, warrant of inven- 
tory ; his estate rendered insolvent. Warrant and list of claims ; 
executor's account, 1789; warrant and dower. 

(240) THOMAS GLOVER, fonrth son of Thomas and Sarah 
(Bonney) Glover, was born in Pembroke, Aug. 30, 1732. He lived 
in Duxbury, and was enrolled in the company of Capt. Abel Keene 
—Col. Joseph Thacher's regiment— the 24th of July, 1756, when 23 
years old. He went in the expedition to Crown Point, and served 
under Capt. Thomas Clap in the French and Indian War. " Oct. 
11, 1756— Thomas Glover sick at Albany."— (P. 516, Army Rec.) 
No record appears there of his return or of his death. 

He was married, previous to 1756, and had a son: 

+814. " June 12, 1756. Thomas, the son of Thomas Glover, was 
baptized." — Pembroke Church Record. 



NATHANIEL GLOVER. 343 

(241) GpORGE GLOVER, the fifth son of Thomas and Sarah 
(Bonney) Glover, was born in Pembroke, in 1735. He resided in 
Plymouth ; no date of death recorded. 

He was married, April 27, 1753, to Mary Fisher, of Plymouth, by 
Rev. Dr. Bacon, 'of that place. 

He was enrolled in Capt. Stephen Churchill's company. Col. Hyde's 
regiment, in 1780. In February, 1781, enrolled again in Capt. 
Stephen Churchill's company, Col. Thomas Cotton's regiment, which 
did duty at Newport, R. I., Feb. 28, 1781. 

Children of George and Mary (Fisher) Glover, born in Ply- 
mouth : 

-|-815. Mary, b. July 16, 1758 ; perhaps m. Nath. Prentice Peabody. 

816. Georg-e, b. Feb. 23, 1761 ; d. in Milton, May 1], 1799, aged 38. 

-|-817. Margaret, b. April 10, 1763; m. Nathaniel Cooper, Kingston. 

818. Samuel, b. Aug. 1, 1764. 

(246) SAMUEL GLOVER, second son of Samuel and Ruth 
(Wheat) Glover, was born in Needham, April 24, 1756, and died in 
Greenwich, N. Y., Jan. 17, 1808, aged 52 years. When 14 years of 
age, he was bound to an apprenticeship with Aaron Martin, of Stur- 
bridge, and learned a trade. He was a soldier in the War of the 
Revolution; he enlisted when 21 years of age, while living in Stur- 
bridge. ("Samuel Glover, of Sturbridge, 5 months service, Col. 
Eben Earned, Capt. Marden's company.") He was sick at Albany, 
and discharged. He was again enrolled in the service of his country, 
15th regiment, Capt. Martin's command (Sturbridge), and served 36 
months and 8 days. 

April 5, 1781, he was married to Miriam Clarke, daughter of 
Moses Clarke, of Sturbridge, and born there in 1766. She died in 
Greenwich, N. Y., in 1814, aged 48 years. 

Children of Samuel and Miriam (Clarke) Glover, born in Stur- 
bridge : 

+819. Elizabeth Dickerson, b. Nov. 9, 1781 ; m. Artemas Martin, of 

Jackson, N. Y. 
-}-820. Samuel, b. Jan. 23, 1783; m. Mary Stone, of Boston. 
4-821. Henry, b. Dec. 6, 1785; m. Isabella Hutchins. 

822. Lucy, b. Jan. 17, 1788 ; m. | ^f ;^ ^^j^'^^'' 5 

823. Moses, ), p , 20 MQQ • j died in infancy. 

824. Aaron, | ^- ^^^- ^"' ^^'^^ ' | died in infancy. 



344 MEMORIALS AND GENEALOGIES. 

4-825. Jeremiah, b. April 24, 1791 ; m. Nancy Gilchrist. 

826. Miriam, b. Aug. 25,1793; died iu infancy. 

827. Dilly, b. Sept. 25, 1794 ; died in infancy. 

4-828. Anna, b. Dec. 18, 1796 ; ra. David Barton, , N. Y. 

829. Sarah, b. Dec. 28, 1798; m. Jeremiah Wheeler. 

830. Moses Clarke, b. June 25, 1802 ; living, in 1858, with his bro- 

ther Jeremiah Glover. 

4-831. Reuben, b. Aug. 30, 1804 ; m. Calista Clarke, Southbridge. 



{^Seventh Generation.'] 

(348) LUCY WHIT WELL, the third daughter of Samuel and 
Anne (Glover) Whitwell, was born in Boston, August, 1781, and died 
there in October, 1846, aged 65 years. 

She was married to Dr. Isaac Rand, then residing at St. Christo- 
pher's. They had one daughter, viz. : 

4-832. Elizabeth Malcolm, m. Dr. Alexander Thomas ; died in Sept., 
1863, leaving a son. 

Dr. Isaac Rand, the husband of Lucy Whitwell, was a son of 
Isaac Rand, who graduated at Harvard College in 1761, and was 
himself a graduate at Harvard College in 1787. 

(353) MARY MORRELL, eldest daughter of Deacon James 
and Mary (Glover) Morrell, was born in Boston, Feb. 20, 1779, and 
died in Cambridge, at the residence of Dr. Wilkes Allen, Jan. 8, 
1864, aged 85 years. 

She was married, Nov. 13, 1805, to Rev. Wilkes Allen, of Chelms- 
ford, Mass. They had eight children, born to them there. He was 
the son of Elnathan and Thankful (Hastings) Allen; born in 
Shrewsbury, July 10, 1775; graduated at Harvard College, in Cam- 
bridge, in the class of 1801; was the first teacher in School District 
No. 1, in Dorchester; ordained as a Minister at Chelmsford, Nov. 
16, 1803, and dismissed at his own request, Oct. 21, 1832; removed 
to Andovcr, and died there, Dec. 2, 1845, aged 70 years. 

Children of Rev. Wilkes and Mary (Morrell) Allen : 

4-833. James Morrell, b. Oct. 5, 1807 ; m. Mary Dauby Robins. 

4-834. Charles Hastings, b. March 11, 1809 ; m. Sarah Adams. 

4-835. Wilkes, b. Dec. 30, 1810; m. Jane Munroe. 

836. JohnClarke, b. Nov. 15, 1812; H. C. 1833 ; d. in 1834, aged 22. 

837. Israel, b. Nov. 27, 1814; d. Jan, 16, 1815. 



NATHANIEL GLOVER. 345 

4-838. Nathaniel Glover, b. Jan. 22, 1816 ; m. Catharine Parker. 

839. Mary, b. Feb. 26, 1818 ; d. Sept. 9, 1821. 

840. Sarah, b. March U, 1820 ; d. Sept. 18, 1821. 

(355) ANNE MORRELL, the second daughter of Deacon James 
and Mary (G-lover) Morrell, was born in Boston, Sept. 10, 1784, and 
died in Roxbury, May 22, 1843, in her 60th year. 

She was married, Jan. 24, 1810, to Rufus Wyman, M.D. He was 
the son of Zebediah and Eunice Wyman, of Woburn, and was born 
there July 16, 1778; graduated at Harvard College in 1799; at- 
tended the study of medicine and surgery under the instruction of 
Dr. John Jeffries, Sen. ; and subsequently, when he had acquired a 
competent knowledge of the profession, commenced the practice of 
medicine in Chelmsford, where he was highly esteemed for his pro- 
fessional skill, integrity of character, and usefulness as a citizen. In 
1 8 1 8 he was chosen Physician and Superintendent of the McLean 
Asylum for the Insane, then just commencing its operations, the whole 
management of which he organized, and where he remained in active 
service seventeen years. Of his success, Dr. Luther V. Bell, twenty- 
four years later, speaks in these words : " The weight of responsi- 
bility and difficulty which necessarily fell upon him, must have been 
far greater than any of his successors in such trusts, who had 
the aids of his ingenuity and labors, can have experienced. Indeed, 
to this day, scarce any institution can be visited in the land where 
evidence of the operations of his mind do not present themselves on 
every hand, not only in details of architectural and mechanical ar- 
rangements, but in the moral regimen and internal system." " There 
was a moral beauty in his character, a sterling, uncompromising in- 
tegrity in him, as a medical director of a public institution, and 
which may well serve as a model to all who may be called upon to 
discharge such functions." Dr. Wyman left the Asylum in 1834, on 
account of the failure of his health, and the remainder of his life was 
passed in Roxbury. During his retirement he manifested the same 
untiring activity and the same interest in all good works that marked 
his public career in previous years. In a sermon preached after his 
death, Dr. George Putnam used the following words in relation to 
him : " I cannot now, I could not in his life-time, gather any words 
concerning him, but words of commendation and admiring respect. 
He was not one of those who are prized only after death. His cha- 
racter was of that positive sort, so obviously and constantly ruled by 



346 MEMORIALS AND GENEALOGIES. 

high principle, that men noted it while he lived, as they only note 
those who are really aljove the level of common excellence, who live 
not by exponents but by principle, not to appearances but to fulfil 
righteousness for righteousness sake." He was appointed and served 
in various offices of trust and honor in the town where he lived ; was 
a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences ; and, for 
two years previous to his decease, was President of the Massachu- 
setts Medical Society. He died in Roxbury, June 22, 1842, aged 64 
years. His death is alluded to in one of the daily newspapers, as 
that of one " long and extensively known and respected as the Su- 
perintendent of the McLean Hospital for the Insane at Charlestown." 

Children of Dr. Rufus and Anne (Morrell) Wyman, born in 
Chelmsford, Mass. : 

841. Rufus, b. Dec. 15, 1810; resides in Cambridge, unmarried. 
-f-842. Morrill, b. Jan. 25, 1812; m. Elizabeth Aspiuwall Pulsifer. 
+843. Jeffries, b. Aug. 11, 1814 ; 

j 1st, Adaline Wheelwright, Roxbury ; 
■ I 2d, Anna Williams Whitney, Boston. 
844. Edward, b. July 18, 1816 ; d. Nov. 1, 1817. 
-f-845. Edward, b. Aug. 1,1818; m. Margaret Curry Boyd, Boston. 
-j-846. Elizabeth, b. May 1, 1820 ; resides in Cambridge, unmarried. 

847. Hamilton, b. Dec. 10, 1827 ; died April 8, 1828. 

(357) ELIZABETH MORRELL, fourth daughter of Deacon 
James and Mary (Glover) Morrell, was born in Boston, Jan. 20, 
1796, and still resides there. 

She was married, June 17, 1831, to Joseph Neal Howe, of Cam- 
bridge, and was his second wife. He was the son of Howe, of 

Cambridge, and died in Boston in 1865. Aug. 23, 1822, he was 
married to Elizabeth Kneeland Harris, of Cambridge, by whom he 
had children. He was engaged extensively in commercial pursuits. 

Children of Joseph Neal and Elizabeth (Morrell) Howe, born 
in Boston : 

848. Anne Janette, b. in 1832. 

849. Eliza, b. in 1834. 

850. Maria Louise, b. in 1837 ; married. 

(358) JAMES MORRELL, second son and youngest child of 
Deacon James and Mary (Grlover) Morrell, was born in Boston, Nov. 
13, 1800, and died in Dorchester, Oct. 11, 1846, aged 46 years. 



NATHANIEL GLOVER. 347 

In 1 820, he was married to Pamela Smith, of Ellsworth, Maine. 
They had six children. 

Children of James and Pamela (Smith) Moerell, born in Boston : 

851. Charles James, b. Feb. 29, 1821 ; m. 

852. Sarah Cecelia, b. May 26, 1827. 

853. Mary Glover, b. Aug. 28, 1829. 

854. Anne Wyman, b. Feb. 8, 1833. 

855. Pamelia, b. Oct. 20, 1837. 

856. Frances Elizabeth, b. Jan. 13, 1839. 

(359) JANE SALTER, the eldest daughter of Richard and Jane 
(Carnes) Salter, was born in Boston, Aug. 7, 1763, and died before 
1795. 

Oct. 11, 1785, she was married to Joseph Ingraham, by the Rev. 
Simeon Howard. 

Children of Joseph and Jane (Salter) Ingraham : 

857. Joseph, b. Sept. 13, 1787. 

858. Frederick William, b. April 4, 1788. 
Daniel Greenleaf, b. June 11, 1791; graduated at Harvard 

College in 1809 ; has been a teacher in Boston and other 
places, and is now living in Weymouth, Mass. 



859 



(361) JOHN SALTER, eldest son of Richard and Jane (Carnes) 
Salter, and grandson of Richard and Rachel Glover (Clough) Salter, 
was born in Boston, April 13, 1770, and died, it is supposed, in 
Mansfield, Conn. 

June 24, 1798, he was married to Elizabeth Rice, of Boston, 
They had one daughter, born there : 

860. Elizabeth, b. Sept. 15, 1801 ; d. Nov. 15, 1802. 

Elizabeth Salter, wife of Capt. John Salter, died Dec. 2, 1801. 
He removed to Connecticut, and married, a second time, Mary Wil- 
liams, and had other children. 

(363) NATHANIEL GLOVER, eldest son of Nathaniel and 
Mehetable (Hill) Glover, was born in Dorchester, Jan. 2, 1756, and 
died in Boston, July 10, 1804. He was buried in Dorchester; 
funeral from the Parish Meeting House, sermon by Rev. Dr. 
Harris. He was in his 49 th year, and left a widow and seven child- 



348 MEMORIALS AND GENEALOGIES. 

ren. He was employed as Custom House bargeman, and followed 
that business for many years. 

Dec. 7, 1778, he was married to (298) Mercy Eaton, of Boston? 
daughter of Israel and Jerusha (Rawsou) Eaton. The date of her 
birth has not been ascertained. Her mother was sixth daughter of 
David and Mary (Gulliver) Rawson, and granddaughter of William, 
Esq., and Anne (Glover) Rawson. She was twice married. After 
the death of Mr. Nathaniel Glover she was married, a second time, to 
Nathaniel Hayden, of Quincy, Sept. 1, 1807. There was no issue by 
the last marriage. She died Dec. 25, 1810, and was buried in Dor- 
chester. 

Children of Nathaniel and Mercy (Eaton) Glover, born in 
Dorchester and South Boston : 

861. Jerusha Eaton, b. Nov. 12, 1779 ; resides at the " Old Ladies' 

Home," Boston ; a member of Dr. Neale's Church since 1804. 

862. Mercy Eaton, b. March 10, L782 ; resides with her sister, as 

above, and also a member of Dr. Neale's Church since 1804. 

863. Nathaniel, b. July 1, 1786 ; d. July 16, 1811, aged 25 years, 

killed by the falling of a tree on his head. 
-}-864. Abigail, b. in 1788 ; m. Ambrose Hayden, of Brookline. 

865. Mary, b. in 1790 ; d. in South Boston, Dec. 11, 1845, unm. ; 

buried at Copp's Hill. 

866. William, b. in 1792 ; resides in the family of Dr. WiUiam B. 

Duggan, in Quiucy. 
-j-867. Israel Eaton, b. in 1794; m. Harriet Burditt, of Roxbury. 

(364) JOHN HILL GLOVER, second son of Nathaniel and 
Mehetable (Hill) Glover, was born in Dorchester, Feb. 25, 1757, and 
died in Salem, June, 1812, aged 55 years. He was by trade a 
baker, and supplied bread to the army in the War of the Revolution. 

In 1777 he was married to Mary Osborne, daughter of John and 
Mary (Cooke) Osborne, of Danvers, born there in 1760, and died in 
Salem, March 20, 1832, aged 72 years. She continued to carry on 
the bakery business after her husband's decease, and was noted for 
her nice "Election cakes," and other fancy breads. 

Children of John Hill and Mary (Osborne) Glover, born in 
Salem : 

-1-868. John Hill, b. Oct. 22, 1779 ; 

1st, Lucy Trafton ; 
^' "^ 2d, Nancy Phippen (Smith), widow. 



NATHANIEL GLOVER. 349 

869. Mary Osborne, b. Jan. 1, I'TSl ; d. Aug. 22, 1782. 

870. Mary Osborne, b. Aug:., l'?83 ; d. Aug. 10, 1810, aged 27. 

871. Daniel, b. March 17, 1787 ; lost at sea, Aug. 10, 1815, aged 28. 
4-872. Cooke Osborne, b. Sept. 19, 1797 ; m. Deborah Foss, of Tam- 

worth, N. H, 

(365) MARY GLOVER, eldest daughter of Nathaniel and Me- 
hetablc (Hill) Glover, was born in Dorchester, March 5, 1759, and 
died Sept. 25, 1819, aged 60 years; buried in Hon. John Howe's 
tomb. 

Oct. 22, 1778, she was married to George Vose, of Dorchester, 
born there Feb. 29, 1754 

Children of George and Mary (Glover) Vose, born in Dor- 
chester : 

+873. Mary Glover, b. May 25, 1779 ; m. Capt. Thomas Munroe. 

+874. George, b. May 5, 1781 ; m. 1 1^*' g'^^^," Lewis ; 
' ° ' •' ' ' ( 2d, Sarah Glover, Dorchester. 

875. Mehetable, b. Jan. 4, 1783; m. Joseph Howe, Dorchester. 

876. William, b. Sept. 24, 1784; d. in 1802, aged 18 years. 
' 877. Edward, b. Sept. 24, 1786 ; drowned at sea. 

878. John, b. Dec. 24, 1787 ; m. Elizabeth Lord, Ipswich. 

+879. Thomas, b. Aug. 25, 1789 ; m. Abigail Glover Howe, Dor. 

880. Ezekiel, b. Nov. 25, 1792 ; m. Eliza Parlee, E. Turner, Me. 

881. Jacob, b. Feb. 3, 1793 ; died when five or six years old. 
+882. Elizabeth Glover, b. Jan. 6, 1796 ; m. John Hawes, Koxbury. 

(366) SARAH GLOVER, second daughter of Nathaniel and 
Mehetable (Hill) Glover, was born in Dorchester, June 6, 1760, bap- 
tized there June 9, 1760, and died in Boston since 1800. 

She was married to Richard Jenkins, about 1790. They had no 
children. 

(367) ALEXANDER GLOVER, third son of Nathaniel and 
Mehetable (Hill) Glover, was born in Dorchester, Nov. 11, 1761, 
baptized there Nov. 15, 1761, and died Aug. 4, 1821, in his 60th 
year. At the age of twelve years he went to New York, and in 
1775 enlisted in the regular army, at that time recruiting to serve in 
the War of the Revolution. He served his country faithfully dui^ng 
the war, and was honorably discharged. 

Jan. 1, 1782, he was married, by Rev. Mr. Graham, to Nancy 
Sprung, of New York, daughter of Peter Sprung, Esq., of that city, 
born there in 1766, and then but sixteen years of age. She died in 
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350 MEMORIALS AND GENEALOGIES, 

Dorchester, Sept. 21, 1848, aged 82 years. They had ten chiklren: 
live born in New York, and five after their removal to Dorchester. 

In January, 1786, Alexander Glover had the misfortune to lose 
his right hand. The following account is given in a Boston news- 
paper of Jan. 30, 1786: "An unhappy accident occurred at Dor- 
chester on the 19th inst. The company of artillery in that town, 
having turned out to fire a salute on the celebration of a wedding, in 
loading one of the pieces which was not sufficiently cleansed, the 
cartridge took fire, by which one of the company, Mr. Alexander 
Glover, in the act of loading, unfortunately had his right hand shot 
off, and was otherwise much hurt." He never enjoyed good health 
after his return from the war. 

Children of Alexander and Nancy (Sprung) Glover, born in 
New York and Dorchester : 

883. Jane Brewer, b. Aug. 28, 1*782 ; d. March 23, 1804, aged 22. 
-f 884.' Sarah, b. July 19, 1784 ; m. George Vose, of Dorchester, a 
first cousin. 
885. Daniel Oliver, b. April 14, 1786 ; d. at sea. 
-4-886. Elizabeth, b. Sept. 12, 1V87 ; 

j 1st, Eleazer Norcutt, of Roxbury ; 
™' I 2d, Robert Honors, of Charlestown. 
887. Nancy Jenkins, b. Jan. 1, 1792 ; d. in 1803, in Dorchester. 
4-888. William, b. June 1, 1794; m. Sarah Sylvester. 

-j-889. Peter Sprung, b. May 1, 1797 ; m. Eliza Robinson, Barnard, Vt. 

890. James Gilmore Nichols, b. Oct. 15, 1800 ; d. in Salem, May 

16, 1835, aged 35 years. 

891. Anne Jenkins, b. July 27, 1803 ; d. July 27, 1808, aged4yrs. 

892. Rachel, b. Jan. 19, 1805 ; m. Samuel Thompson, of Boston, 

May 20, 1852 ; d. in March, 1861, aged 56 years. 

(368) WILLIAM GLOYER, fourth son of Nathaniel and Me- 
hetablc (Hill) Glover, was born in Dorchester, May 3, 1763, baptized 
May 6, 1763, and died in Boston, Jan. 25, 1774, at the residence of 
Ezekiel Tilestone, Esq., aged 11 years. He was buried in Dorchester. 

(375) ELIZABETH LEEDS, eldest daughter of Jonathan and 
Patience (Glover) Leeds, was born in Dorchester, April 18, 1765, 
and died there. 

She was married, in 1790, to Nathaniel Toplift', son of Deacon 
Samuel Topliff, of Dorchester, who was chosen to that office in Sept., 
1764, and died Sept. 18, 1807, aged 79 years. 



NATHANIEL GLOVER. 351 

Children of Nathaniel and Elizabeth (Leeds) Topliff : 

893. Nathaniel. 

894. Samuel Glover. 

895. Mary, m. Nichols. 

896. Sarah, m. Cutler. 

(381) JAMES LEEDS, fourth son of Jonathan and Patience 
(Glover) Leeds, was born in Dorchester, .June 27, 1777, and died in 
Brooldine, May 4, 1846, aged 69 years. 

He was married, Oct. 27, 1803, to Anna Corey, fifth child of 
Timothy and Elizabeth (Griggs) Corey, of Brookline, born there 
March 19, 1778, and died there after 1814. 

May 4, 1806, James Leeds and Anna his wife were admitted to 
join the Congregational Church in Brooklhie, Rev. Dr. Pierce, pastor. 

Children of James and Anna (Corey) Leeds, born in Brookline, 
baptized by Rev. Dr. Pierce : 

897. James, bap. May 4, 1806. 

898. Timothy Corey, bap. March I, 180T. 

899. Anna Elizabeth, bap. Oct. 4, 1812. 

(383) MARY LEEDS, fourth daughter and youngest child of 
Jonathan and Patience (Glover) Leeds, was born in Dorchester, in 
1780, and died in Brookline, Oct. 21, 1827, aged 47 years. 

She was married, Nov. 17, 1797, to Elijah Corey, of Brookline 
third son of Timothy Corey, of Groton, by his wife Elizabeth Griggs, 
of Roxbury, and was born Nov. 7, 1773, and died in 1860. He was 
Deacon of the Baptist Church in Brookline, a trustee of the Theo- 
logical Seminary at Newton, and filled many other offices of trust 
and honor. 

He was twice married ; the second time, Jan. 19, 1829, to Lucy 
(Stearns) Davis, widow. There was no issue by the last marriage. 

Children of Elijah and Mary (Leeds) Corey, born in Brookline : 

900. Aaron, b. Oct. 23, 1798 ; m. Amelia Brown, a cousin, of Cam- 

bridgeport. They resided iu Canibridg'cport a few years, and 
removed to Alton, Illinois. 
-[-901. Elijah, b. Aug. 14, 1800; m. Mary Richards, of Brookline. 

902. Timothy, b. June 21, 1803; d. Feb. 21, 1807. 
-|-903. Mary Glover, b. March 20, 1806 ; m. Rev. John Pratt. 
-|-904. P^lizabeth Griggs, b. Nov. 21, 1809; m. Rev. Barnas Sears. 
905. Timothy, b. April 21, 1811 ; d. Oct. 22, 1816. 



352 MEMOEIALS AND GENEALOGIES. 

(384) ALEXANDER GLOVER, eldest son of Alexander, Jr., 
and Hannah (Pope) Glover, was born at the Dorchester homestead, 
in Dorchester, Nov. 19, 1770, and died there, Oct. 24, 1842, aged 
72 years. 

He was married, July 21, 1794, to Jemima Tolman, daughter of 
John and Elizabeth (Baker) Tolman, of Dorchester, born there Nov. 3^ 
1774, and died in South Boston, August, 1854, aged 80 years. At 
the decease of his father in 1813, he succeeded to a portion of the 
ancient Glover homestead, and was the fifth possessor of it in a direct 
line of succession of male heirs from the Hon. John Glover, of Dor- 
chester, his first American ancestor. 

Children of Alexander and Jemima (Tolman) Glover, born in 
Dorchester : 

-{-906. Hannah, b. Sept. 21, 1104 ; 

j 1st, Charles Fiske, of Boston ; 
™- ( 2d, Samuel Blake, of South Boston. 
907. Charles, b. Sept. 4, 1796 ; died in 1799, aged 3 years, 
-f 908. Audrew, b. March 26, 1798 ; 

!lst, Mary Anne Holden, of Dorchester ; 
2d, Sarah White, Weymouth. 
+909. Eliza, b. July 1, 1800 ; 

j 1st, Silas Wheelock, of Westborough ; 
^' j 2d, William Homes, of Dorchester. 
910. Charles, b. Nov. 10, 1802; d. Dec. 19, 1821, aged 19 years. 
-}-911. John, b. Sept. 2S, 1804; m. Abigail Pope, of Dorchester. 
+912. Alexander, b. Feb. 28, 1807 ; m. Mary Anne Ogle, Baltimore. 

913. Sarah, b. Sept. 3, 1809; m. Albert A. Bent, Suuth Boston. 

914. Mary Anne, b. Aug. 3, 1814; m. John Pike, South Boston. 
+915. Amasa Stetson, b. July 15, 1817 ; m. Sophia Packard, North 

Bridgewater. 

(387) OLIVER GLOVER, second son of Alexander and Han- 
nah (Pope) Glover, was born at tlie ancient Dorchester homestead 
June 15, 1777. He is now living, at the age of 89 years, and 
resides on a portion of the Glover estate. He was at one time exten- 
sively engaged in the lumber business, and traded at Machias, Lubec 
and other places. 

Nov. 10, 1800, he was married to Lydia Barrett Lewis, daughter 
of Thomas and Elizabeth (Barrett) Lewis, of Marblehcad, born there, 
July 7, 1780, and died in Dorchester, Feb. 2, 1855, in her 75th year. 

Children of Oliver and Lydia Barrett (Lewis) Glover, born ia 
Dorchester : 



NATHANIEL GLOVER. 353 

--916. Elizabeth Lemmon, b. April 11, 1802 ; m. Willard Felt. 
--9I7. Mary Lemmon, b. April 24, 1804 ; m. John Pearson, Roxbury. 
—918. Thomas Oliver, b. July 5, 1806 ; m. Elizabeth Burns, Lubec, Me. 
—919. George, b. May 29, 1808; m. Emily Lyon, Dorchester. 

920. Rebecca, b. Aug. 18, 1811 ; resides at the homestead. 

+921. Lucretia, b. Dec. 20, 1814; m. John Whittemore. 

922. Azor, b. Aug. 18, 1817 ; m. Eliza Lewis Austin, of Marble- 

head, July 13, 1841. He engaged in business in New Jersey, 
and died there, May 20, 1847, aged 30 years. 

(388) ABIGAIL GLOVER, third daughter of Alexander and 
Hannah (Pope) Glover, was born at the ancient Glover homestead, 
June 21, 1781, and died in Boston, May, 1860, aged 79 years. 

Nov. 22, 1800, she was married to Capt. Joseph Lemmon Lewis, 
of Marblehead, born there, and died in Dorchester, May 31, 1815. 
He was the son of Thomas and Elizabeth (Barrett) Lewis ; was a 
shipmaster and navigator, and lived mostly at sea until about the 
time of his decease. After his death, Mrs, Lewis removed, with her 
family, to Boston. She kept the Hancock House at one time, resided 
several years in Boylston street, opposite the Boston Common, removed 
in 1849 to 21 Franklin place, and in 1857 to Union Park street, 
where she remained until her decease. She was an estimable woman ; 
discreet, of sound judgment, of enlarged benevolence; of deep and 
strong attachments, which extended beyond her own family and im- 
mediate collateral relatives, to far oflf and remotest kindred ; of vigo- 
rous mental powers, and great penetration ; of a strong and inherent 
love of ancestry and genealogical investigations. 

Children of Capt. Joseph Lemmon and Abigail (Glover) Lewis, 
born in Dorchester: 

923. Hannah, b. NoV. 21, 1802 ; d. Oct. 29, 1822, aged 20 years. 

924. Joseph Lemmon, b. in 1801; died soon. 

925. Joseph Alexander, b. in 1806 ; resides at Cincinnati, Ohio. 
-|-926. Tliomas May, b. July 22, 1810 ; m. Mary Harris, New York. 

927. Caroline, b. March 4, 1808; resides at Union Park street, 
Boston. 



(389) JAMES GLOVER, third and youngest son of Alexander 
and Hannah (Pope) Glover, Avas born at the ancient Glover home- 
stead in Dorchester, and now resides at 66 Boylston street, Boston. 
He has been an eminent and successful merchant. 

Dec. 14, 1807, he Avas married to Jane Bealc, daughter of Joseph 
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354: MEMORIALS AND GENEALOGIES. 

and Lillie (Davis) Beale, of Dorchester, born there, and died ia 
Boston, April 15, 1862. 

Children of James and Jane (Beale) GLOYER,born in Dorchester : 

+928. Henry, b. Sept. 1, 1808 ; m. Susan Dana Flintham. 

929. Augusta, b. Dec. 25, 1810 ; resides with her father in Boston, 
-f-930. James, b. Feb. 19, 1813; m. Lydia Elizabeth Holden, Dor. 
-j-931. Joseph Beale, b. May 5, 1815 ; resides at 66 Boylston street, 

Boston. 
-|-932. Albert, b. May 14, 1817 ; resides at 66 Boylston street, Boston. 
933. Caroline Lewis, b. Nov. 10, 1819 ; resides at 66 Boylston 
street, Boston. 

(390) EDWARD GLOVER, eldest son of Edward and Hannah 
(Fifield) Glover, was born in Dorchester, Dec. 8, 1767, and died in 
Langdon, N. H., Oct. 17, 1825, aged 58 years. 

He was married, Aug. 14, 1788, to Hannah Howe, daughter of 
Samuel and Margaret (Preston) Howe, of Dorchester. They resided 
there, after their marriage, twenty-one years. In December, 1809, 
they left their native place, and settled in Alstead, N. H. They ar- 
rived in Walpole, N. H., the first day of January, 1810; removed 
the next April to Alstead, where they remained seven years. In April, 
1817, they removed again, to Langdon, N. H., and remained there 
during his life. She subsequently returned to Alstead, and resided 
with her eldest son, and died there, Oct. 15, 1851. 

Children of Edward and Hannah (E[owe) Glover, born in Dor- 
chester : 

-j-934. Margaret Preston Howe, b. Mch 13, 1189 ; m. Lemuel Babcock. 
-f-935. Lydia, b. Dec. 17, 1790 ; m. Joseph Field, Rochester, N. Y. 

+936. Edward, b. Oct. 19, 1793; m. {If IflTll 



2d, Sarah E. Studley. 
937. Anson, b. Oct. 14, 1795 ; d. Sept. 1, 1798, aged 3 years. 
+938. Ansel, b. March 12, 1799 ; m. Nancy Elwell, Alstead, N. H. 
+939. Charles, b. Sept. 23, 1802 ; m. Maria Frink, Walpole, N. H. 

(391) HANNAH GLOVER, eldest daughter of Edward and 
Hannah (Fifield) Glover, was born in Dorchester, Aug. 13, 1771, and. 
died there, Feb. 28, 1829, aged 58 years. She had been in a state 
of mental derangement thirty years. 

Nov. 24, 1791, at the age of twenty years, she was married to 
Nathaniel Clapp, son of Roger and Susannah (Wales) Clapp, of 



NATHANIEL GLOVER. 355' 

Dorchester; born there, July 13, 1761, and died March 27, 1826, 
aged 65. 

Children of Nathaniel and Hannah (Glover) Clapp, born in 
Dorchester: 

4-910. Lewis, b. Aug. 11, 1792 ; m. Lucy Humphreys Clapp. 

941. Enos, b. May 31, 1794; m. Adaline Gassell, July 13, 1834. 

942. Moses, b. Feb. 15, 1796. 

943. Johanna, b. Feb. 15, 1797 ; d. Sep. 9, 1832, aged35yrs., unm. 

944. Hannah, b. Aug. 15, 1798. 

945. Nancy, b. in 1800. 

(392) MARY GLOVER, second daughter of Edward and Han- 
nah (Fifield) Glover, was born in Dorchester, Dec. 1, 1773, baptized 
Dec. 9, 1773, and died in Roxbury, Nov. 1, 1832, aged 59 years. 

Jan. 13, 1793, she was married to Bela Hearsey, of Hiugham; 
born there in 1765, and died in Dorchester, April 1, 1813, aged 48 
years. 

Children of Bela and Mary (Glover) Hearsey, born in Dor- 
chester : 

946. Edward, b. May 1, 1794. 

-[-947. Mary Glover, b. in 1795 ; m. Samuel CooHclge Bird. 
+948. Lewis Glover, b. in 1798 ; m. Hannah S. H. Bryant. 

949. Hannah Fifield, b. March 21, 1799 ; d. March 31, 1799. 

950. Joseph, b. in 1802 ; m. Sarah Ann B. Hearsey. 

951. Hannah Matilda, b. June 1, 1807 ; m. Lemuel Collyer. 

(393) LEWIS GLOVER, second sou of Edward and Hannah 
(Fifield) Glover, was born in Dorchester, June 26, .1776, and died 
in Boston, June, 1810, aged 34 years. He was a merchant. 

In 1800, he was married to Nancy Brazer, daughter of Major 
John Brazer, of Boston, born there, and died in 1814. 

Children of Lewis and Nancy (Brazer) Glover, born in Boston : 

952. Mary Anne, b. in 1800 ; d. March 1, 1831, aged 31, unm. 

953. Anne Brazer, b. in 1802 ; m. Benjamin Leeds, of Dorchester, 

>|-954. Lewis, m. Elizabeth E. Kearney, of Bcrrysville, Va. 

I ncc T 1 -n f 1st, Charlotte Elizabeth Lyon ; 

+955. John Brazer, m. -j ^^^ g,x,,,^^,,^ Uncolu, of New Bedford. 

956. Jane Brimmer, b. July 28, 1806 ; ra. William H. Montague, of 

Dedham. 

957. Sarah, b. in 1808 ; m. William H. Guild, of Dedham. 



356 MEMORIALS AND GENEALOGIES. 

(394) ELIZABETH GLOVER, the third daughter of Edward 
and Hannah (Fifiekl) Grlover, was born in Dorchester, Jan. 6, 1781, 
and died in Roxbury, Nov. 24, 1819, aged 38 years. "An amiable 
and exemplary woman," as styled in the Boston Centinel for Nov. 
24, 1819. 

March 12, 1799, she was married to Zerubbabel Hcarsey, of 
Hinghara, and removed to Roxbury. 

Children of Zeeubbabel and Elizabeth (Glover) HEARSEY,born 
in Roxbury : 

958. Elizabeth, b. June 30, 1799; d. Nov. 30, 1802. 

959. Charles, b. May 8, 1801 ; d. Nov. 30, 1801. 

960. Mary Glover, b. in 1803 ; d. in 1805. 

961. Margaret Glover, b. March 5, 1805. 

962. Samuel May, b. Aug. 12, 1807. 

963. Mary Anne Glover, b. Aug. 10, 1809. 

964. Sarah Ann Brazer, b. Nov. 17, 1810 ; m. Joseph Hearsey. 
4-965. Hannah W., b. in 1812 ; m. Frederick Thayer, of Gloucester. 
-f-966. Elizabeth, b. in 1814 ; m. Samuel Hatch, of Abington. 

967. Harriet, b. in 1816 ; resides in Boston, unmarried. 

(395) SAMUEL GLOVER, third son of Edward and Hannah 
(Fifield) Glover, was born in Dorchester, Nov. 6, 1785, and resided 
there until he attained the age of his majority. He went to New 
York, was a merchant, and died there since 1810. 

(396) JOHN HOWE, eldest son of Hon. John and Rachael 
(Glover) Howe, was born in Dorchester, Sept. 4, 1765, and died 
there. May 25, 1825, aged 59 years. 

He was twice married. First, in January, 1788, to Martha Bird, 
of Dorchester; second, Oct. 13, 1813, he was married, by Rev. Dr. 
Pierce, to Elizabeth Heath, of Brookline, daughter of John Heath, 
born Nov. 21, baptized Nov. 26, 1769. She was admitted to join 
the Congregational Church in Brookline, April 15, 1798. After his 
marriage, John Howe removed to Brookline, and lived there until 
after the death of his second wife, when he returned to Dorchester 
and passed the remainder of his days there. 

Cliildrcn of John and Martha (Bird) Howe, born in Brookline: 

968. Rachael Glover, b. Jan. 4, 1789 ; m. William Worthington. 

I n^rv Ti u Tvr ui^ ifrrvn ( 1 st, Haunah WiUiauis, Ilcath ; 

+969. John, b. March 14, 1792 ; m. | ^^^^' ^^^.^^ Goddard, Brookline. 



NATHANIEL GLOVER. 357 

970. Martha, b. Feb. 1, bap. Feb. 15, 1795; d. Aug. 22, 1795. 

No record of other children has been found, and none have been 
repoi'ted. 

(398) GEORGE HOWE, son of Hon. John andRachael (Glover) 
Howe, was born in Dorchester, July 6, 1769, and died there, Aug. 
16, 1828, aged 59 years. 

He was married to Mary Anne Holden, in 1788, and had one 
child, born in Dorchester, viz. : 

971. Abigail Glover, b. March 19, 1790; m. Thomas Vose, of 

Boston, Aug. 23, 1812. 

(400) RACHEL HOWE, third daughter of Hon. John and 
Rachael (Glover) Howe, was born in Dorchester, Aug. 19, 1773, and 
died there, Dec. 17, 1847, aged 74 years. 

She was married in Roxbury, Dec. 6, 1792, to Major Edward 
Robinson, of Dorchester ; born there in 1756, and died Feb. 13, 
1823, aged 64 years. He was twice married. First, Dec. 11, 1787, 
to Rachel Bird, by whom he had one son, James Robinson, who was 
born in Dorchester, May 10, 1789. Mrs. Rachel Robinson died June 
3, 1789, and he married, a second time, Rachel Howe, by whom he 
had four children. 

Children of James and Rachel (Howe) Robinson, born in Dor- 
chester : 

972. Rachel Bird, b. Jan., 1794. 

973. Edward, b. March, 1796. 

974. Ilachel Bird Howe, b. Jan. 2, 1801 ; d. May 14, 1802. 
+975. John Howe, b. Nov. 21, 1809 ; m. Elizabeth Clapp, of Dor- 
chester. 

(401) JOSEPH HOWE, son of Hon. John andRachael (Glover) 
Howe, was born in Dorchester, Sept. 23, 1776, and died there in 1858, 

He was married to Lucy Hunt, of Braintree, Dec. 31, 1811. She 
was the daughter of Anthony and (418) Martha Fletcher (Pope) 
Hunt, was born in Braintree, July 12, 1772, and is now living. 

Children of Joseph and Lucy (Hunt) Howe, born in Dorchester: 

-{-976. Theodore Lyman, b. Oct. 9, 1815 ; m. Louisa Field, Dorchester. 

977. Joseph Henry, b. Nov. 20, 1816 ; d. Sept. 13, 1822. 

978. Francis Augustus, b. Jan. 2, 1818 ; d. Jan. 28, 1821. 



358 MEMORIALS AND GENEALOGIES. 

-}-979. Elizabeth, b. June 18, 1819 ; m. Lyman Willard, Cambridge. 

980. Lucy Anne Robinson, b. July 12, 1822 ; m. George Woodman, 

of Dorchester, May 2, 1849. 

981. Joseph Francis, b. Aug. 3, 1824 ; d. Sept. 14, 1842, aged 18. 

(402) JAMES HOWE, son of Hon. John and Rachael (Glover) 
Howe, was born in Dorchester. Jan. 28, 1781, and died there, Aug. 
27, 1830, aged 49 years. 

He was married to Elizabeth Clap, June 30, 1 803. She was the 
daughter of Ebenezer, Esq., and Mary (Glover) Clap, of Dorchester, 
was born Sept. 10, 1782, and is still living in that town. 

Children of James and Elizabeth (Clap) Howe, born in Dor- 
chester : 

982. Eliza Ann, m. Edwai'd Pierce, of Dorchester. 

983. James Theodore, m. Martha Jenkins, of Dorchester. 

(405) JONATHAN PIERCE, son of Jonathan and Mary (Glo- 
ver) Pierce, was born in Dorchester, Oct. 11, 1777, and died in 
Boston, Feb. 10, 1831, aged 54 years. 

He was twice married. First, to Eunice Tolman, Dec. 6, 1804. 
She was the daughter of John and Elizabeth (Baker) Tolman, and 
was born in Dorchester, Jan. 16, 1782; died in Boston, Feb. 10, 
1 831. He was married, second, to Clarissa Blake, born in Dorchester, 
Jan. 12,1784. 

Children of Jonathan and Eunice (Tolman) Pierce, born in 
Dorchester and Boston : 

984. John, b. Sept. 21, 1805 ; d. in Mobile, Alabama, Nov. 28, 1847. 

985. Amasa, b. April 11, 1807 ; lives in Hollis, N. H. ; 

j 1st, Ilannah Cummings ; 
^" I 2d, Emerson. 

986. Henry, b. March 8, 1809 ; drowned at the Balizo, Now Orleans, 

by the upsetting of a boat, June 5, 1827. 

987. Eunice, b. Jan. 27, 1811 ; d. in Boston, April 12, 1822, aged 11. 

Children born in Boston : 

938. Hannah Preston, b. May 1, 1813 ; d. Sept. 3, 1852, aged 39 
years, unmarried. 

989. Lucy Inglee, b. June 15, 1815 ; m. Edwin Pronk, June 18, 

1844, son of J. D. V. Pronk ; resides in Dorchester. 

990. Mary, b. Dec. 6, 1818; d. Nov. 3, 1844, in her 2Gth year, unm. 

991. Martha, b. Fob. 26, 1821 ; d. May 26, 1846, aged 25 years. 

992. Cliarles, b. Oct. 23, 1823; d. Sept. 8, 1826, aged 3 years. 

993. Martha Eunice, b. Nov. 12, 1828. 



NATHANIEL GLOVER. 359 

(407) DANIEL PIERCE, son of Jonathan and Mary (Glover) 
Pierce, was born in Dorchester, Aug. 4, 1779, and died there, Nov. 
1, 1848. He was a cabinet maker. 

He was married to Lydia Davenport, May 10, 1803. 

Children of Daniel and Lydia (Davenport) Pierce, born in 
Dorchester : 

994. Elisha Davenport, b. March 15, 1804 ; d. Aug. 8, 1843, aged 39. 

995. Dauiel, b. Sept. 16, 1805 ; 

{ 1st, Maria A. Howe, Sept. 16, 1835 ; 
^- I 2d, Sarah Gay, Jan. 1, 1850. 
+996. Samuel Stillman, b. March 27, 1807 ; m. Ellen M. T. Wallis, 
February, 1836. 

997. Elizabeth Glover, b. March 18, 1809 ; d. May 23, 1848, aged 39. 

998. Lydia Holden, b. Jah. 31,1811. 

999. Mary Glover, b. Sept. 6, 1812 ; d. Sept. 1, 1825, aged 13. 
1000. Harriet, b. Dec. 2, .1813. 

(408) MARY PIERCE, daughter of Jonathan and Mary (Glover) 
Pierce, was born in Dorchester, Nov. 2, 1781, and died in that town. 

She married Capt. Stephen Tolman, Oct. 16, 1806. He was the 
son of John and Hannah Tolman, and was born in Dorchester, Jan. 
4, 1777. He is a farmer, and lives in Dorchester. In the War of 
1812 he commanded a company of militia, and was stationed at Fort 
Independence, Boston harbor. 

Children of Stephen and Mary (Pierce) Toljl^n, born in Dor- 
chester : 

1001. Hannah, b. July 18, 1807 ; m. Ebenezer Pope, April 5, 1832. 

1002. Mary, b. Dec. 13, 1808 ; m. Enos Howe, Dec. 24, 1829. 

1003. Stephen, b. Jan. 19, 1810 ; 

^ j 1st. Hannah C. Foster, Nov. 19, 1840 ; 
■ I 2d, Caroline Sumner Sawyer, Nov. 26, 1846. 

1004. Rachel, b. Nov. 5, 1812. 

1005. John, b. July 14, 1814 ; d. Sept. 5, 1838, aged 24 years. 

1006. Clarissa, b. Dec. 18, 1815; m. Rev. William VVakefield, Jr. 

1007. Richard, b. Sept. 30, 1817 ; m. Olivia Sweetser, Dec. 1, 1845. 

1008. Albert, b. Feb. 13,1824; grad. at Amherst Coll., 1845; 
was a tutor in 1848 ; in 1850 a teacher in the Young Ladies' 
Institute at Pittsfield. 

1009. Anne, b. Nov. 23, 1826 ; lives with her father, iu Dorchester. 

(409) ALEXANDER PIERCE, third son of Jonathan and Mary 
(Glover) Pierce, Avas born in Dorchester, Aug. 7, 1783, and died 
there, Oct. 8, 1820, in his 37th year. 



360 MEMORIALS AND GENEALOGIES. 

Sept. 9, 1807, he was married to 'Margaret Cunningliam Hall 
Spear. They had a son, who went West and died there — name not 
reported. 

(415) LEMUEL BLAKE, the third son of William and Rachel 
(Glover) Blake, was born in Boston, Aug, 9, 1775, and died there, 
March 4, 1861, in his 86th year. He was never married. With his 
decease, the line of Pelatiah Glover, Jr., the youngest son of Na- 
thaniel Glover, Jr., became extinct. He used often to say that 
"he was the last of his line." He always took a lively interest 
in whatever related to the history and genealogy of his family, of 
both Blake and Glover descents, and has from time to time commu- 
nicated to the writer his recollections of family incidents and rela- 
tionships. Of his business relations and occupations he gave in sub- 
stance the following : In early life he was placed in a bookstore kept 
by Gould & Blake, known as the Boston Book Store, on the corner 
of Spring Lane and Cornhill. In 1797, at the age of 22 years, he 
commenced business with his brother William Pynson Blake, and 
ca,rried on the book and publishing business, under the firm of Wil- 
liam P. & Lemuel Blake. He was subsequently connected with 
David West, in the same business, as West & Blake. At another 
time, after discontinuing the book and publishing business, he con- 
nected himself with Joseph L. Cunningham, as Auctioneers and Com- 
mission Merchants, under the firm and name of Blake & Cunning- 
ham. He read much, and was intellectually agreeable and well in- 
formed on present and past literature and histrionic lore. He pre- 
pared a few works for publication, among which was Webster's 
Speeches on the Constitution. Of Mr. Webster he was an ardent 
admirer. His last employment, and to which he devoted much of his 
time, was the construction of a Portable Map of the World, which 
was never issued, on account of the failure of the publishers into 
whose hands he had committed it. He was enthusiastic in view of 
the great good to be accomplished by it, and spent much of his time 
and money to render it acceptable to the public. Its failure was the 
cause of a bitter disappointment, occurring as it did towards the 
close of his life. He took a great interest in military aflairs, belong- 
ed to two independent companies, and was an officer in each. He 
was first a member of the Independent Cadet company, and was 
elected Sergeant; second, was chosen Ensign, and subsequently 



NATHANIEL GLOVER. 361 

Lieutenant, in the New England Guards, and received from them a 
vakiable piece of silver plate as a token of their regard for him and 
gratitude for his services. He was elected to various offices of trust 
and honor in civil life. He was treasurer and secretary of the 
Washington Benevolent Society ; was an efficient and active member, 
and was a regular attendant at its meetings. He was forward and 
energetic in procuring the statue of Washington, wliich now stands in 
the State House, and was present at the first meeting for the consid- 
eration of that subject. He is said, by all who had the honor 
of his acquaintance, to have been a gentleman of strict integrity, the 
soul of honor, with noble and generous aspirations, strong affections, 
and appreciated in the fullest sense the kindness of the many friends 
who gathered around him in the decline of life to show their high 
estimation of his worth. 

(425 ) SARAH FARRINGTON, second daughter of Capt. Joseph 
and Susannah (Pope) Parrington, and granddaughter of Lazarus and 
Susannah (Glover) Pope, was born in Boston, June 4, 1768, and died 
there, Jan 26, 1846. 

Dec. 25, 1793, she was married to Mammy Masson, who came 
from Dijon, in France, resided in Boston ; was a baker, and carried 
on the business to a considerable extent. He died in Boston, April 
7, 1797. They had one daughter : 
-f-lOlO. Susan, b. Nov. 8, 1V95 ; m. John Andrews, of Boston. 

(449) JONATHAN NOONING, second son of James and Re- 
beckah (Glover) Nooning, was born in Bristol, R. I., Aug. 1, 1784, 
and died there, July 9, 1855, in his 71st year. 

He was twice married. First, March 18, 1805, to Hannah Talbee^ 
who was born in Bristol in 1784, and died there, Nov. 27, 1827, in 
her 43d year. He was married, a second time, Aug. 13, 1833, to 
Widow Hall, of Londonderry, N. H. 

Children of Jonathan and Hannah (Talbee) Nooning, born ia 
Bristol, R. I. : 

ion. Edward Talbee, b. Aug. 12, 1805. 

1012. Rebecca Glover, b. Oct. 28, 1806 ; m. William P. Bradford, 
of Bristol. 

1013. Mary S., b. July 30, 1808. 

1014. Adalaide W., b. Mch. 27, 1810 ; m. Jonathan Brownell. 

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362 MEMORIALS AND GENEALOGIES. • 

1015. Jonathan, b. Jan. 12, 1812 ; m. Eliza Bowler, 

1016. Hannah Talbee, b. Sept. 11, 1813. 

1017. Anne W., b. Dec. 30, 1815 ; m. William Bradford, of Bristol. 

1018. Emeline M., b. Dec. 6, 1817 ; m. George W. Dimon. 

1019. Isabella F., b. May 27, 1825. 

By second wife, Abigail Hall: 

1020. Mary J., b. Oct. 6, 1834. 

1021. Harriet L., b. Oct. 27, 1836. 

(451) SUSANNAH CALDWELL, daughter of Thomas and 
Elizabeth (Glover) Caldwell, was born in Ipswich, June 16, 1788, 
and died in Boston, Dec. 5, 1852, aged 64 years. 

She was married to Ezra Palmer, of Ipswich, Aug. 5, 1822. 

Children of Ezra and Susannah (Caldwell) Palmer, born in 
Boston : 

1022. Martha Caroline, b. in 1824-. 

1023. Almira Glover, b. in 1826. 

(452) MARY CALDWELL, daughter of Thomas and Elizabeth 
(Glover) Caldwell, was born in Ipswich, Sept. 19, 1790, and died in 
Boston. 

She was married to Simeon Palmer, of Boston. 

Children of Simeon and Mary (Caldwell) Palmer, born in Boston : 

1024. Simeon, b. in 1818; was graduated at Harvard College in 

1837 ; is a physician, and resides in Milton. 

1025. Maria, m. Kev. Henry M. Dexter, of Boston. 

(453) MARY THOMAS, daughter of Gershom and Susannah 
(Glover) Thomas, was born in Boston in 1772, and died there. 

She was married to Capt. Edward Tyler, of Boston, about 1792. 
After her death, Capt. Tyler married her sister, Susannah Thomas. 
There were no children by the last marriage. He removed with his 
family to New York. 

Children of Capt. Edward and Mary (Thomas) Tyler, born in 
Boston : 

1026. Mary. 

1027. Edward. 



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(459) BENJAMIN WARD WELL, eldest son of Benjamin, Esq., 
and Catharine (Glover) Wardwell, was born in Bristol, R. I., Aug. 
24, 1784, and is now living there, at the age of 82 years. 

He was married, Jan. 14, 1807, by Rev. Amasa Shepard, to Eliza- 
beth Manchester, of Little Compton, R. L, daughter of Zebedee and 
Deborah Manchester, of that place. 

Children of Benjamin and Elizabeth (Manchester) Wardwell, 
born in Bristol, R. 1. : 

4-1028. Henry, b. March 17, 1808 ; m. Sarah L. Lindsey, of Bristol. 
4-1029. Benjamin, b. Aug. 9, 1809 ; m. Eliza Cook, of Fall River. 

1030. George M., b. Sept. 2, 1810 ; d. Oct. 2, 1811. 

1031. A son, ), Q + io 1Q10 j d. same day. 

1032. A daughter, | ^' ^^P^" ^'^' ^^^^ ' | d. same day. 

+1033. Jeremiah M., b. Dec. 7, 1813 ; m. Mary Jane Sturgis, N. Y. 

1034. Elizabeth M., b. March 7, 1816; d. Jan. 18, 1826, aged 10. 

1035. Twin daughters, b. Sept. 2, 1817 ; d. Sept. 4 and 12, 1817. 

1036. Adam M., b. Nov. 6, 1818 ; d. Jan. 23, 1827, aged 9 years. 

1037. George W., b. March 14, 1821 ; d. Aug. 16, 1821. 

1038. Catharine Glover, b. May 28, 1822 ; resides with her father. 

1039. Mary A., b. Oct. 6, 1825. 

1040. Elizabeth M.,b. Nov. 6, 1827 ; m. Ramon Guiteras, Esq. 

(467) MARIA MAY, only daughter of William, Esq., and Mar- 
garet (Glover) May, was born in Roxbury, March 1, 1790, and died 
there, March 11, 1855, aged 65 years. 

In 1810, she was married to Charles Carroll, of Roxbury. They 
had one son : 

1041. Charles, b, in 1812, resides in Roxbury. 

(468) JOSEPH GLOVER MAY, son of William and Margaret 
(Glover) May, was born in Roxbury, May 10, 1792, and died there, 
Oct. 19, 1831, aged 39 years. 

He was married to Harriet Bird, of Dorchester, Aug. 17, 1815. 
She was the daughter of William Bird, of Dorchester, and was born 
there, Jan. 31, 1792. She resides with her son William B. May, in 
Roxbury. 

Children of Joseph Glover and Harriet (Bird) May, born in 
Roxbury : 

1 lA^o T\r • 1 A Mio iQir- ^ ( 1st, James Green ; 
+1042. Maria, b. Aprd 13, 1816 ; m. | ^^^ ' ^^^^^^.^ g gj^.^,^ Dorchester. 



364 MEMORIALS AND GENEALOGIES. 

-j-1043. Henry Burbeck, b. Aug. 18, 1818 ; m. Susan Simmons, of 

Hingham. 
-{-1044. William Bird, b. Nov. 16, 1819 ; m. Susan Johnson Warren, 

of Brookfield, N. H. 
+1045. John Glover, b. Feb. 2, 1821 ; m. Syrelda Lowler, of Virginia. 
-|-1046. Margaret Glover, b. Jan. 31, 1824; a Sister of Charity at 

St. Joseph's, Emmetsburg, Maryland. 
-|-104'7. Samuel Joseph, b. Dec. 4, 1827 ; m. Caroline Elizabeth Davis, 

of Boston, in 1851. 

1048. Charles Thayer, b. Feb. 12, 1829 ; d. May, 1830. 

(506) ELIZABETH CURTIS GLOVER, daughter of John 
and Phebc (Curtis) Glover, was born in Braintrce, Jan. 2, 1799; 
lives in West Canton street, Boston. 

She was married, May 19,. 1816, to William Augustus Field, 
born in Braintree, June 21, 1794, and died in Boston, June 23, 1856. 
He was a musician in Boston for many years; lived at 122 West 
Canton street. 

Children of William Augustus and Elizabeth Cuktis (Glover) 
Field, born in Braintree, Qiiiucy and Boston : 

1049. Phebe Anne, b. Aug. 21, 1817 ; m. Sawyer, Nov. 30, 

1840 ; Mr. Sawyer died Jan. 18, 1842. 

1050. EHzabeth Curtis, b. Oct. 16, 1819 ; d. Feb. 28, 1820. 

1051. Mary Augusta, b. March 27, 1821 ; m. Willis Ross, April 4, 
1840. 

1052. Samuel Augustus, b. Nov. 6, 1827 ; m. Mary Nason, May 
19, 1851. 

1053. William Mears, b. March 5, 1833 ; d. Aug. 8, 1883, in Boston. 

1054. William Americus, b. July 5, 1834 ; m. Eliza Armstrong, 
May 5, 1859. 

1055. Elizabeth, b. June 19, 1836 ; d. Aug. 8, 1836. 

1056. Francis Curtis, b. July 30, 1837. 

1057. Henry, b. Oct. 3, 1842. 

(508) JOHN GLOVER, son of John and Phebc (Curtis) Glover, 
was born in Braintrce, Nov. 27, 1803 ; lives in Braintree; is a boot- 
maker. 

Ho was married to Margaret N. Field, of Quincy, Nov. 5, 1826. 

Children of John and Margaret N. (Field) Glover, born in 
Braintree : 

1058. John, b. April 8, 1827; d. same year. 

-fl059. William Henry, b. April 25, 1829; m. Elvira Rideout, Quincy. 
1060. John, ^ b. March 8, 1832 ; m. Laura Beard, Quincy. 



NATHANIEL GLOVER. 365 

1061. Joseph Mears, b. April 11, 1834; m. Frances A. Dodge, of 

Quincy. 

(511) PHEBE NEALE GLOYER, daughter of John and Phebe 
(Curtis) Glover, was born in Braintree, Feb. 6, 1811, and died in 
Quincy, in 1847. 

She was married to Horatio N. Faxon, of Quincy, May 21, 1838. 
They lived in Quincy, and had one son : 

1062. George, b. Sept. 8, 1848. 

(514) NOAH A. GLOVER, son of John and Phebe (Curtis) 
Glover, was born in Braintree, Jan. 21, 1818. He lives in Brain- 
tree (Penn's Hill), and is a bootmaker. 

He was married to Elizabeth Beals, in 1841. She was the daugh- 
ter of Beals, of Weymouth, and was born there. Sept 27, 1823. 

Children of Noah A. and Elizabeth (Beals) Glover, born in 
Braintree : 

1063. Samuel Curtis, b. July 6, 1842. 

1064. Elizabeth Anna, b. Sept. 8, 1844. 

1065. Phebe Augusta, b. Jan. 30, 1847. 

1066. Charles Gideon, b. Nov. 11,1849. 

1067. John, b. March 19, 1851. 

1068. Winfield Scott, b. July 25,1853. 

1069. Anne, b. Nov. 12, 1855. 

1070. Rufus Gardiner, b. April 24, 1857. 

1071. George Wilson Ellsworth, b. in 1862. 

(518) JOHN BASS GLOVER, son of Nathaniel, Jr., and Esther 
(Wadsworth) Glover, was born in Quincy, June 16, 1803 ] lives there, 
and is a bootmaker. 

He was married to Margaretta Frances Garaux Reed, of Boston, 
May 6, 1830. She was the daughter of John Reed, for many years 
a well-known constable in Boston, and was born there. May 8, 1812. 

Children of John Bass and Margaretta F. G. (Reed) Glover, 
born in Quincy : 

-}-1072. John Francis Garaux, b. March 7, 1831 ; m. Laura Jane Ilunt, 
March 30, 1856. 

1073. Benjamin Wadsworth, b. Oct. 4, 1832; d. June 20, 1835. 

1074. William Dwellov, b. Dec. 10, 1833 ; m. Adelaide Whitney, 

July 27, 1859. 
32* 



366 MEMORIALS AND GENEALOGIES. 

+10(5. Nathaniel Ebenezer, b. Feb. 20, 1836 ; m. Elizabeth Albena 

Packard, July 27, 1859. 
10T6. George Church Reed, b. July 28, 1838 ; d. Jan. 2, 1843. 
ion. Margaret Esther Rebecca, b. Sept. 6, 1840; m. William 

Henry Derry, Jan. 21, 1857. 

1078. Julianna Clementina, b. Aug. 16, 1842 ; m. Leonard Brigham 

Harrington, Sept. 22, 1859. 

1079. Elizabeth Georgianna, b. Aug. 18, 1844; married. 

1080. Caroline Sarah'W ads worth, b. July 17, 1847. 



(520) CAROLINE SARAH WADSWORTH GLOVER, daugh- 
ter of Nathaniel and Esther (Wadsworth) Glover, was born in 
Quincy, Sept. 25, 1808. 

She was twice married. First, to William Dwelley, of Quincy ; 
second, Sept. 25, 1833, to Isaac Newcomb, of Braintree, son of 
Bryant Newcomb. 

Children of William and Caroline Sarah Wadsworth (Glover) 
DwELLEY; born in Quincy : 

1081. Caroline. 

1082. Jane. 

(528) WILLIAM SULLIVAN GLOVER, son of Capt. Josiah 
and Sophia I. (Sorrelle) Glover, was born in Quincy, Nov. 5, 1820; 
lives in Quincy. 

He was twice married. First, to Harriet M. A. Fisher, July 30, 
1845. She was the daughter of Richard and Hannah B. Fisher, of 
Quincy, formerly of Nova Scotia, was born there in 1824, and died 
in Quincy, Nov. 4, 1853, aged 29 years. He married, second, Fay- 
ette Villa Gordon, of Augusta, Me., Dec. 24, 1854. She was the 
daughter of William and Mary J. Gordon, of Augusta, and was born 
there. 

Children of William Sullivan and Harriet M. A. (Fisher) 
Glover, born in Quincy : 

1083. William Edward, b. April 18, 1846 ; d. July 8, 1847. 

1084. William Earl, b. July 21, 1848. 

1085. Lucy Upham, b. Aug. 12, 1852 ; d. Oct. 30, 1853. 



By second wife, Fayette Villa Gordon : 

1086. Lucy Fayette, b. Dec. 21, 1856. 

1087. Jobiah, b. Dec. 27, 1858. 



NATHANIEL GLOVER. 36 T 

(530) ERASTUS MILLER GLOYER, fifth son and youngest 
child of Capt. Josiah and (second wife) Mary P. (Adams) Glover, 
was born in Quincy, April 24, 1834; is a boot finisher. 

Nov. 25, 1861, was enrolled in the 32d regiment, Co. A, for three 
years; discharged Nov. 29, 1862; enrolled again in the 60th regi- 
ment, Co. B, for 100 days, July 16, 1864; mustered out Nov. 30, 
1864. He was never married. 

(540) ESTHER HALLETT GLOVER, daughter of Elisha and 
Mary (Veazie) Glover, was born in Quincy, baptized June 6, 1818, 
and died in Germantown (Quincy Point), in 1853, aged 35 years. 

She was married to Ebenezer G. Green, of Boston, Feb. 15, 1837. 
He died in Quincy, June 1, 1863. 

Children of Ebenezer G. and Esther H. (Glover) Green, born 
in Quincy (Germantown) : 



1088. 


Georgiana, 


b. in 1839; 


m. 


Webster. 


1089. 


Mary Francis, 


b. in 1841 ; 


m. 


Clarke. 


1090. 


Ellen, 


b. in 1843; 


m. 




1091. 


George, 


b. in 1845. 






1092. 


William Wood, 


, b. in 1851. 







(541) JAMES FRANCIS GLOVER, son of Elisha and Mary 
(Veazie) Glover, was born in Quincy, April 2, 1820; lived in Brain- 
tree, in 1862; has lived in Gloucester. 

He was married to Susan Thayer, of Braintree, Jan. 1, 1848. 

Children of James Francls and Susan (Thayer) Glover, born in 
Braintree : 

1098. George Parker, b. Nov., 1848. 
1094. Jennie Francis, b. Sept., 1851. 

(542) WINSLOW BRIGHAM GLOVER, son of Elisha and 
Mary (Veazie) Glover, was born in Quincy, April 7, 1822, and lived 
in Boston. He is a carpenter. Went west, but returned to Boston 
in the Spring of 1860, and lived in Metropolitan place. He lives 
now (1864) at Newton Corner. 

He was married. May 18, 1848, to Harriet D. Copeland, and has 
five children. 

Children of WiNSLOW Brigham and Harriet D. (Copeland) 
Glover : 



368 MEMORIALS AND GENEALOGIES. 

1095. Henry Winslow, ] ^ ^ ^^ ^g^j 

1096. Charles Howard, j ^- ^"^^^ ^''' ^*^^- 

1097. Frank Herbert, b. June 23, 1853. 

1098. Anna Curry, b. July 1, 1855. 

1099. William Copeland, b. Jan. 10, 1858. 

(551 ) LEWIS JOSEPH GLOVER, eldest and twin son of Ezra 
and Eunice (Minot) Glover, was born in Quincy, Feb. 26, 1807, and 
died in Pepperell, Mass., June 24, 1856. He commenced Ms pre- 
paratory studies for college at Lexington Academy, where he remain- 
ed one year. The instruction in that institution being interrupted 
and suspended, he completed his studies at Milton Academy. He 
entered Harvard College, passed through the regular course of study, 
and graduated there in the class of 1832. He commenced the study 
of medicine under the instruction of Dr. James Jackson (H. U. 1796), 
and at the end of three years received his medical diploma, and 
began the practice of his profession in Boston, where he was in suc- 
cessful practice about twelve years. He attained a high rank as a 
physician and surgeon, and was much esteemed by his acquaintance 
and professional brethren. He was distinguished for his uprightness, 
integrity, and faithfulness to his patients. Being in affluent pecu- 
niary circumstances, he had great consideration for the poor. After 
the decease of his father, in 1847, he left Boston and his practice 
there, and resided at the homestead in Quincy, employing himself in 
taking care of his estates. About two years previous to his decease 
he had a slight attack of paralysis, followed by mental alienation, 
which continued, with occasional lucid intervals, until his death. He 
was never married. 

(553) JOHN JEFFERSON GLOVER, second and youngest son 
of Ezra and Eunice (Minot) Glover, was born in Quincy, June 13, 
1828, on the estate and in the mansion house where he now resides 
(Nov., 1866), and which has passed down to him as an estate of in- 
heritance from his ancestors. At an early age he attended private 
schools at Neponset and Quincy, and subsequently studied a prepara- 
tory course of three years at Milton Academy. In 1845, at the age 
of seventeen years, he entered Harvard College at Cambridge, and 
was graduated there, in the class of 1849. He was intended for the 
profession of law, but delicate health and peculiar domestic relations 
compelling a change from the original plan, he turned his attention 



NATHANIEL GLOVEB. 369 

to agricultural pursuits. The decease of his father before his colle- 
giate course was completed ; the disease which had attacked his only- 
brother ; the sole care and comfort of a beloved mother devolving at 
once on him, threw around him circumstances, which, added to the 
care and management of their estates, rendered it imperative on him 
to remain at home and relinquish the pursuit of a profession. The 
estate which he possesses was originally a portion of the farm called 
Newbury farm, formerly belonging to the Hon. John Glover, of 
Dorchester, his first American ancestor, and which was the portion of 
the fifth son, Rev. Pelatiah Glover, of Springfield, and sold by his 
heirs in 1699 to "William Rawson and Nathaniel Glover, who divided 
in 1702. The half part belonging to William Rawson was sold by 
him in 1716, and by his eldest son Capt. William Rawson, for sums 
of sixty, and four hundred pounds, to Ebenezer Hinckley, youngest 
son of Gov. Thomas Hinckley, of Barnstable. After the decease of 
Mr. Hinckley in 1721, a portion of it was in possession of his widow, 
who married John George in 1722, and the remainder was the inheri- 
tance of his son Ebenezer and daughter Rachel Hinckley. In 1739 
John George sold the widow's dower to John Glover, the great-grand- 
father of the present incumbent, including the mansion house and 
lands belonging to it, for a homestead estate, who left it at his decease 
to his son Elisha Glover, who subsequently purchased the rights of the 
Hinckley heirs, bringing the whole estate together, and left it (the 
mansion house and a portion of the land), in 1811, to his son Ezra 
Glover, who owned and occupied it until his decease in 1847, when 
it passed to his heirs, viz., his widow and two sons. At the decease 
of Lewis Joseph, the eldest son, who died intestate, his portion pass- 
ed to his mother, who deceased in 1863, leaving the youngest son sole 
heir, and who is the present possesser and occupant. 

John Jefferson Glover has been for many years connected with the 
management of the Granite Bridge Corporation, and was one of the 
original projectors and grantees of the Quincy Railroad, of which he 
was a Director, and in August, 1865, was elected its President. 

(560) GEORGE STEPHEN GLOVER, second son of Capt. 
Stephen and Mary (Woodward) Glover, was born in 1817, and is 
now living in Boston, at 131 Boylston street. 

He was married, about 1 840, to Ellen Paul, of Shrewsbury — re- 
sided for a time in Dorchester; built a house on Columbia street, 



370 MEMORIALS AND GENEALOGIES. 

which has since been sold to C. C. Holbrook. On account of 
impaired health he left Dorchester, and afterwards resided in Hing- 
ham. His family at present reside in Boston. They have one 
daughter : 

1100. Mary Woodward, b. in 1842. 

(565) JOHANNAH BIRD, eldest daughter of Aaron and Jolian- 
nah (Glover) Bird, was born in Dorchester, Feb. 9, 1781, and died 
in Roxbury, after 1830. 

Oct. 27, 1799, she was married to Samuel Ward, of Roxbury; 
born there in 1771, and died, Jan. 3, 1830, aged 59 years. 

Children of Samuel and Johannah (Bird) Ward, born in Rox- 
bury : 

1101. Edward, b. Sept. 11, 1800 ; m. Mary Dunn. 

1102. Mary Clapp, b. Jan. 6, 1802 ; m. Calvin Heald. 

1103. James, b. July 13, 1803; m. Martha Dame, of Boston. 

1104. Henry S., b. Jan. 1, 1805 ; m. Hannah G. Parker. 

1105. Preble, b. Dec. 1, 1807 ; died unmarried. 

1106. John Jackson, b. Sept. 12, 1810; died young. 

1107. Martha Elizabeth, b. Sept. 12, 1812 ; m. Amasa Wales. 

1108. Joanna Bird, b. Jan. 20, 1815 ; m. Franklin Dyer. 

1109. Harriet Curtis, b. May 10, 1819 ; m. Dr. Stone. 

1110. Judith Bussey,b. Feb. 21, 1820; m. Warren HoUis, Brighton. 

1111. Sarah Moore, b. May 1, 1821 ; m. OHver Cousins. 

1112. John, b. Feb. 21, 1825 ; m. Margaret Smith. 

(587) BENJAMIN GLOYER LYON, eldest son of Benjamin 
and Elizabeth (Glover) Lyon, was born in Dorchester, Aug. 4, 1781, 
and died there. 

Dec. 28, 1804, he was married to Eliza Babcock, of Milton, daugh- 
ter of Samuel and Sarah (Howe) Babcock. She died in Boston, in 
August, 1858. They had two children, and perhaps others. The 
two reported are as follows : 

1113. Charlotte Elizabeth, b. Nov., 1805 ; m. John Brazer Glover. 

1114. Benjamin, married. 

(600) MARTHA HOLDEN GLOYER, eldest daughter of 
Samuel and Martlia (Holden) Glover, was born in Dorchester, Aug. 
11, 1797, and died in Cincinnati, Ohio, Feb. 12, 1855, in her 58th 
year. 



NATHANIEL GLOVER. 371 

She was married, Sept. 12, 1824, to Samuel Davis, Jr., son of 
Samuel Davis, Esq., of Brighton. They had children — one only 
reported : 

1115. Samuel, b. in (1826) ; resides in Boston. 

(602) PHINEHAS HOLDEN GLOVER, only son of Samuel 
and Martha (Holden) Glover, was born in Dorchester, Oct. 16, 1807; 
resides in Calais, Maine. 

March 31, 1833, he was married to Mary Carlton, of Portland. 

Children of Phinehas Holden and Mary (Carlton) Glover 
born in Portland and Calais, Me. : 

1116. Mary Lizzie, b. March 9, 1834; d. April 1, 1835. 

1117. Mary Abbott, b. Jan. 10, 1836. 

1118. Phinehas Holden, 1 , ^, -.onoow 

1119. Edward Kent, ' | b- Oct. 12,1837. 

1120. Martha Holden, b. Nov. 19, 1838. 

1121. Russell, b. Oct. 12, 1841. 

1122. John Abbot, b. March 21, 1849. 

(604) SAMUEL BIRD, eldest son of Samuel and Elizabeth 
(Glover) Bird, was born in Sharon, March 12, 1777, and died in 
Stoughton, May 23, 1826, in his 50th year. 

July 31, 1796, he was married to Betsey Trask, daughter of Abra- 
ham Trask, of Boston, born there in 1780. At the age of eighteen 

years he went to Boston, and engaged in the business of trucking 

was truckmaster for many, years. 

Children of Sajiuel and Betsey (Trask) Bird, born in Boston: ' 

1123. Abraham Brown, b. May 1, 1797 ; m. Susan Allen. 
+1124. Eliza Trask, b. Feb. 1, 1799 ; ra. Nathaniel Frothiugham, of 

Boston. 

1125. Ebenezer Glover, b. in 1800 ; lost at sea. 

1126. Edwin L., b. in 1815; 

Catharine Kurtz, of Boston ; 

m. -l 2d, Laura : 



( 1st, 
i 2d, 
(3d, 



, , Jane Kurtz, March 5, 1853 ; 
by trade a carriage maker ; has devoted much time to the 
cultivation of his eminent musical talents. 

(605) ELIZABETH BIRD, second daughter of Samuel and 
Elizabeth (Glover) Bird, was born in Sharon, Nov. 24, 1779, and 
died in Stoughton, Nov. 5, 1807, in her 29th year. 



372 MEMORIALS AND GENEALOGIES. 

March 23, 1800,* slie was married, by Rev. T. M. Harris (at the 
house of her Aunt Blackman, in Dorchester), to John Taylor, of 
Boston, of the firm of Taylor & Trull, distillers, of the Essex Street 
Distillery. He was the son of John Taylor, of Billerica, Mass. ; 
born there, May 11, 1777, and died in Boston, Sept. 5, 1807, leaving 
a widow and four children. 

Children of John and Elizabeth (Bied) Taylor, born in Boston : 

-(-1127. John, b. Jan. 16, 1801 ; m. Maria Sumner, of Stoughton. 

1128. Elizabeth, b. March 31, 1802 ; m. Moses Bullard, Medfield. 

1129. Edward, b. Feb. 10, 1804; m. Mary Briggs, Pompey, N. Y. 
+1130. Samuel Bird, b. Oct. 20, 1806 ; m. Mary Shepard, of Canton. 

(606) JAMES BIRD, second son of Samuel and Elizabeth (Glo- 
ver) Bird, was born in Sharon, Oct. 6, 1781, and died in Stoughton, 
Feb. 14, 1821, in his 41st year. He went early to Boston, and 
engaged in the business of trucking; he was truckmaster, was a 
member of several societies there, and an officer in the military com- 
pany of U. S. Light Dragoons. 

He was married to Abigail Hobart, in 1804, daughter of 

and Mary (Copeland) Hobart, of Braintree. 

They had three children, born in Boston : 

1131. James, b. in 1806 ; lost at sea. 

1132. Fanny, b. in 1808 ; died young. 

1133. Wilbam, b. in 1810 ; m. Mary Thayer, of Braintree, and died 

there in July, 1866. 

(609) JENNER BIRD, third son of Samuel and Elizabeth (Glo- 
ver) Bird, was born in Sharon, Oct. 3, 1794, and died in Brighton, 
April 15, 1830, in his 36th year. 

He was married, Nov. 3, 1817, by Rev. Thomas Grey, of Roxbury, 
to Elizabeth Cook, daughter of Enoch and Abigail (Pitts) Cook,t 
of Groton, Mass.; born there, April 26, 1791. They had seven 
children, born in Brighton, as follows : 

. ,,oi T-1- 1 XI 1 >T oi loin C 1st, Moses Sanderson ; 

+1134. Ehzabeth, b. Nov. 21, 1819 ; m. | g^ ' g^^^^^^ J)eevmg. 

* The date of Elizabeth Bird's marriage is given as found recorded on Dorchester records. 
In family records, since produced, the date is wi-itten March 3, 1799. 

t The mother of Elizabeth Cook married a second time, and at the time of her daughter's 
marriage with Jcnner Bird, wis the widow of Samuel Butterfield, of Townsend, Mass. 



NATHANIEL GLOVER. 373 

1135. Charles, b. March 19, 1821 ; d. Feb. 20, 1822. 
-j-1136. Mary Fiske, b. Nov. 29, 1823 ; 

I 1st, Joel Franklin Willis ; 
™' I 2d, Amos J. Dean, of Roxbury. 
+1137. Hannah, b. April 12, 1825 ; 

] 1st, Francis Morey, of Roxbury ; 
™' j 2d, Francis Jones. 
1138. Catharine, b. Feb. 6, 1827 ; d. March 20, 1827. 
-|-1139. Geo. Washington, ) k m i r isqh • i ™- Harriet S. Deering ; 
+1140. Jenner Warren, j ^- ^^^^'^ ^' ^^^" ' | m. Emily Peabody, of 

Cambridge. 



(610) REBECK AH BIRD, the fifth daughter and youngest child 
of Samuel and Elizabeth (Glover) Bird, was born in Stoughton, 
Sept. 13, 1799, and now resides there. 

Sept. 19, 1841, she was married to Ansel Capen, Esq., of Stough- 
ton, son of James and Elizabeth (Cummings) Capen, of that place. 
He was, for a period of twenty-five years, employed as a teacher of 
youth in public and private schools in his native town, and by his 
original and thorough manner of imparting instruction, attained to 
eminent success in that profession. In 1821, he was admitted to 
join the Rising Star Lodge of Free Masons. In 1825, he was ad- 
mitted to the Royal Arch Chapter of Free and Accepted Masons, 
which was organized in July of that year, in Stoughton. He was 
elected to the offices of Secretary of the Rising Star and Grand 
Scribe to the Chapter, and served in those offices thirty-one years. 
He was elected also, and served, as Master of the Lodge, and High 
Priest of the Chapter, during the constitutional period. At the expi- 
ration of his office he was presented by the brethren with a valuable 
gold pen and pencil, as a testimonial of his services. 

(613) ELEANOR CAPEN, the third daughter of Lieut. Jona- 
than and Hannah (Glover) Capen, was born in Stoughton, July 11, 
1784, died in Boston, July 20, 1839, aged 55 years, and was buried 
in Stoughton. She was industrious and ingenious. She kept a pri- 
vate school in Stoughton in 1807-8, in the house then owned and 
occupied by Lewis Johnson, Sen. ; and subsequently and for several 
years resided in the family of Dr. John Jeffries, and was employed 
there in delicate needlework and embroidery, and as decorator to 
the house of Mrs. Jelfries, who was her friend and patron. After 
the decease of Madam Jeffries she opened a store for dry goods and 
33 



374 MEMORIALS AND GENEALOGIES. 

millinery in Boston, in company with two of her sisters, which busi- 
ness she continued for many years. 

In 1 824 she married Joseph S. Andrews, formerly of Warren, Me. 
They resided in Boston, and continued the business of storekeeping 
some years longer. Mr. Andrews died in Boston, a few years after 
their marriage. They had no issue. 

(615) MELATIAH CAPEN, the fifth daughter of Jonathan and 
Hannah (Glover) Capen, was born in Stoughton, Oct. 21, 1787, and 
now lives in Canton. 

She has been twice married. First, to Otis Billings, of Canton : 
and second, to Ephraim Capen, of Dorchester, who removed to Can- 
ton, and lived there the remainder of his life. 

Children of Ephraim and Melatiah Capen, born in Canton : j 

1141. Ida Jerusha, died in infancy. i 

1142. George, m. Susan Hill, of Canton. ' 

1143. Edwin, died young. | 

1144. Thomas, died in infancy. i 

(616) RACHEL CAPEN, the sixth daughter of Jonathan and j 
Hannah (Glover) Capen, was born in Stoughton, March 18, 1789; i 
lives in New Bedford. 

Sept. 7, 1 809, she was married to Stephen Blake, Jr., of Canton, i 
the second son of Stephen, Sen., and Chloe (Wentworth) Blake ; 
born in Canton, June 21, 1783, and died in Stoughton, Sept. 25, 
1860, in his 78th year. He owned a house and land in Stoughton 
Centre. He was by trade a hatter, but soon after his marriage dis- 
continued that emploj^nent, and occupied himself with the cultivation 
of his land. Stephen Blake, Sen., the father of Stephen Blake, Jr., 
was born probably in the town of Milton, in 1740. His marriage 
with Cidoe Wentworth, by Rev. Samuel Dunbar, Dec. 1, 1768, is the 
first notice of the name on the Stoughton records. His death is 
recorded, also, in the North Precinct, now Canton, as having taken 
place April 4, 1823, aged 83 years. 

Chihlrcn of Stephen, Jr., and Rachel (Capen) Blake, born in 
Stoughton : 

1145. Aaron, b. June 18, 1810 ; m. Elizabeth R. Wright, Hope, Me. 

1146. Jane, b. Dec. 31, 1811 ; m. Theophilus C. Clapp, Dorchester. 



t 



NATHANIEL GLOVEE. 375 

~f 114Y. Elijah, b. June 19, 1814 ; m. Hannah B. Morrell, Newton, L. I. 

1148. Jonathan, b. Feb. 19, 1817 ; d. Sept. 13, 1825, in his 9th year. 

-f 1149. Edmund, b. July 24, 1819 ; m. Caroline S. Fay, Marlborough. 

1150. Rachel, b. Oct. 10, 1823; d. Jan. 17, 1825. 

1151. Jerusha C, b. July 4, 1826 ; m. Jonathan C. Eawes, of New 

Bedford. 

1152. Phinehas, b. June 24, 1828; d. April 9, 1829. 

1153. Caroline, b. Oct. 15, 1830 ; d. July 25, 1844. 

(617) AZUBAH CAPEN, seventh daughter of Jonathan and 
Hannah (G-Iover) Capen, was born iu Stoughtou, Nov. 17, 1790; 
lives in New Bedford. 

She was married to Levi Hawes, July 16, 1820, being his second 
wife. He was born in Canton, May 25, 1792, and has been twice 
married. First, in 1813, to Harriet, daughter of Seth and Alice 
(Gay) Pierce, of Stoughtou, by whom he had four children. She was 
born in Stoughton, June 16, 1796, and died in New Bedford, Feb. 
20,1820. Their children were: Levi, born May 15, 1815, died 
July 13, 1815; Harriet N., born April 25, 1816, married Calvin 
Marshall; Simeon, born Aug. 14, 1817; Jason, born Nov. 19, 1818, 
died March 23, 1825. 

Children of Levi and Azubah (Capen) Hawes, born in New Bed- 
ford: 

1154. Eleanor, b. Nov. 23, 1821 ; m. James Webb, New Bedford. 

1155. Azubah, b. May 7, 1823; ni. Elphinstone M. Smith, of New 

Bedford. 

1156. Levi, b. Dec. 4, 1824 ; m. Abby Macomber, of Providence. 
-|-1157. Jonathan C.,b. May 8, 1826 ; m. Jerusha C. Blake, Stoughton. 

1158. Thomas C, b. March 2, 1828; m. Elizabeth (Sisson) Ward 

(widow). 

1159. Elisha, b. Oct. 6, 1829 ; m. Abby (Macomber) Hawes, widow 

of Levi Hawes. 

1160. David Cobb, b. June 15, 1832; Mary Hannah Sanborn, of 

Hampton Falls, N. II. 

(618) JANE CAPEN, the eighth daughter of Jonathan and 
Hannah (Glover) Capen, was born iu Stoughton, July 12, 1792, and 
died there, Oct. 21, 1824, in her 33d year. 

Aug. 12, 1810, she was married to David Cobb, of Taunton; born 
there in 1781, and died in Stoughton, Sept. 25, 1811, aged 29 years. 
He was a merchant, and resided in Stoughton. They had one son : 

1161. David, b. in 1812; d. Nov. 19, 1833, in Boston, aged 21 

years ; buried in Stoughton. 



376 MEMORIALS AND GENEALOGIES. 

(621) THOMAS CAPEN, the second and youngest son of Lieut. 
Jonathan and Hannah (Glover) Capen, was born in Stoughton, Aug. 
1, 1798, and resides there at the present time (1866). He succeed- 
.ed to the homestead of his father, which he still owns and occupies. 

July 1, 1832, he was married to Hannah Melcher, of Hampton 
Falls, N. H., daughter of Joseph and Mary (Rowell) Melcher; born 
there, March 6, 1805. They have no children. He possesses a compe- 
tent estate, is industrious and frugal, a promoter of education, and has 
contributed a considerable amount to Tufts College at Medford, to 
Dean Academy in Franklin, and other institutions of learning. In the 
late civil war, although too far advanced to bear arms in his country's 
defence, he assisted with his means in furnishing bounties for men 
who could serve, and by word and deed encouraged the government 
during the rebellion. In his christian character he is upright and 
sincere; temperate in all things, and exemplary; is a member of 
the Universalist Church. He is not a sceptic, bigot or fanatic, but 
strongly devoted to Universalism and the extension of Christianity. 
The temperance reform, and all reforms of the age, engage his cheer- 
ful cooperation. 

(624) LOIS GLOVER, second daughter of Thomas and Eunice 
(Bent) Glover, was born in Sharon, Sept. 29, 1785, is now (Nov.? 
1866) living, at the age of 81 years, and resides in Dorchester. 

Dec. 7, 1810, she was married to Samuel Blackman, son of Samuel 

and Blackman, of Dorchester; born there in 1780, and lives 

in Dorchester. They have had two children, as follows : 

1162, Augustus Lawrence, b. July 7, 1814 ; m. Eliza Cole, Jan. 16, 

1838 ; died in 1858— no issue. 

1163. Eliza Anne, b. Nov. 27, 1820 ; m. Jedediah Rich. 

(626) THOMAS GLOVER, eldest son of Thomas and Eunice 
(Bent) Glover, was born in Sharon, July 21, 1792, resides at Jamaica 
Plain (Roxbury). 

He lias been twice married. First, May 28, 1822, to Mary Damon, 
daughter of David and Anna (Paul) Damon, of Dedham; born there 
in Sept., 1800, and died in Roxbury, Sept. 3, 1838, aged 38 years. 
He was married, the second time, April 1, 1842, to Bethia Thomp- 
son. There was no issue l)y this marriage. By first wife Maiy 
Damon there were two children : 



NATHANIEL GLOVER. 377 

+1164. Thomas, b. Jan. 2, 1833; d. May 16, 1851, aged 18 years. 
1165. Auna, b. April 12, 1837 ; resides at Jamaica Plain, with her 
parents. 

(629) ELIZABETH GLOVER, fifth daughter of Thomas and 
Eunice (Bent) Glover, was born in Sharon, May 6, 1801, and resides 
in that town. 

July 3, 1827, she was married to Willard Morse, son of Capt. 
John and Lucy (Fisher) Morse, of Sharon; born there in 1799. He 
inlierited the Morse homestead in Sharon, and still owns and occupies 
it. They have had six children, born in Sharon : 



1166. 


Esrom, 


b. April 25, 1828. 




116V. 


Willard, 


b. June 16, 1829. 




1168. 


Elizabeth, 


b. Oct. 11, 1830. 




1169. 


Bushrod, 


b. Oct. 24, 1832 ; 


a lawyer in Boston, 


1170. 


Guilford, 


b. June 5, 1835. 




1171. 


Elijah Glover, 


, b. May 6, 1838 ; 


married. 



(630) WILLIAM GLOYER, third son of Thomas and Abigail 
(Hewins) Glover, was born in Sharon, Sept. 30, 1807; resides in 
Dorchester, at the Upper Mills, now called Mattapan ; owns an estate 
there. He is engaged in the manufacture of paper, in the employ of 
Tileston & Hollingsworth ; is an honorable and worthy member of 
the Village Church, and an upright and honest man. 

Sept. 12, 1832, he was married, in Dedham, by the Rev. Harrison 
G. Park, to Anne Maria Fuller, daughter of Elisha and Sarah ( Bart- 
lett) Fuller, of Newton; born in Phillipstown, Worcester Co., Feb. 
21, 1811. 

Children of William and Anne Maria (Fuller) Glover, born in 
Boston and Dorchester : 

1172. William Franklin, b. April 3, 1833 ; d Oct. 2, 1856, aged 23. 

1173. George Grenville, b May 29, 1829. In 1862, he was enrolled 

in the 42d Regiment of Vols., destined to Newborn, N. 0., 
and served three years in the army. 

(637) WILLIAM HOMES, only son of Benjamin and Rachel 
(Glover) Homes, was born in Stoughton, Nov. 3, 1785, and died in 
Dorchester, Dec. 25, 1858, aged 73 years. He resided in Stoughton 
with his grandparents, at the Glover homestead, until he arrived at 
the age of twenty-one years. In 1796 he went to Dorchester, and 
33* 



378 MEMORIALS AND GENEALOGIES. 

was clerk in the store of Mr. Unite Blackman. He continued there 
until about 1810, and transacted business for Mrs. Blackman after 
the decease of her husband. He subsequently opened a store on 
Meeting-house Hill, in that town, and traded there successfully for 
several years, when he relinquished the business, purchased an estate 
on the eastern slope of Mount Ida, and turned his attention to agri- 
cultural pursuits. The estate is now in the possession of his heirs, 
and occupied by his widow. 

He was twice married. First, Dec. 8, 1811, to Elizabeth Black- 
man, daughter of Eliakim and Sarah (Wiswall) Blackman, of Dor- 
chester; born there, Dec. 6, 1791, and died in Dorchester, March 21, 
1830. By her he had eight children. April 13, 1833, he was mar- 
ried, a second time, to (909) Eliza Glover, daughter of Alexander and 
Jemima (Tolman) Glover, and widow of Silas Wheelock, of West- 
borough, to whom she was married May 4, 1830, and he died Oct. 
16, 1831, at Thomaston, Me., aged 33 years. There was no issue 
by this marriage. 

Children of William and Elizabeth (Blackman) Homes, born in 
Dorchester : 

1114. George Ellis, b. Nov. 12, 1812 ; thrice married, no issue. 
-)-1175. Luther, b. May 11, 1814; m. Hannette Bridge Currier. 
1176. Sarah Elizabeth, b. Feb. 25, 1816; m. Asahel Howe Glover. 



+im. 


Warren, 


b. 


Aug. 5, 


1818; 


m. 


, Julia Adelaide Snow. 


1178. 


Martha, 


b. 


Feb. 28, 


1820; 


d. 


Oct. 22, 1822. 


+1179. 


William Henry, 


b. 


Sept. 7, 


1823; 


ra. 


Anna Winchester. 


1180. 


Caroline, 


b. 


July 29, 


1825; 


d. 


Oct. 6, 1834, aged 9. 


+1181. 


Anne Mary, 


b. 


Mch 14, 


1830; 


m, 


. William Jacobs, 



(638) LUTHER HALL, a twin son of Solomon and Rachael 
(Glover-Homes) Hall, was born in Dorchester, July 28, 1792 ; lives 
in Machias, Maine, and is a lumber dealer. 

He was married, Feb. 3, 1820, to Fhebe Foster, born Jan. 4, 1798. 

Children of Luther and Fhebe (Foster) Hall, born at Machias, 
Me.: 

1182. Albert, b. Sept. 28, 1821 

1183. Warren, b. Aug. 9, 1823; d. Sept. 5, 1823. 

1184. Elizabeth A., b. July 13, 1825. 

1185. Miranda T., b. Dec. 2,1826. 

1186. Augustus, b. Jan. 19, 1829; d. Feb. 14, 1829. 

1187. Oliver L., b. Jan. 9, 1830; d. May 2, 1831. 



NATHANIEL GLOVER. 379 

1188. Georg-e L., b. Feb. 4, 1832. 

1189. Mary A., b. Dec. 6, 1834. 

1190. Orrin A., b. April 12, 1836. 

1191. James A., b. May 31, 1838. 

1192. Jub'en B., b. Sept. 8, 1840. 

1193. Inez S., b. May 20, 1844. 

(639) ELIJAH HALL, a twin son of Solomon and Racliael 
(Glover-Homes) Hall, was born in Dorchester, July 28, 1792; lives 
in Machias, Me., and is engaged in the lumber business. 

He was married, Aug. 3, 1821, to Joanna Sevey. 

Children of Elijah and Joanna (Sevey) Hall, born in Machias, 
Me.: 

1194. Lucinda R., b. March 5, 1823 ; m. John S. Sevey, Machias. 

1195. Solomon, b. April 29, 1827. 

1196. Stephen, b. May 6, 1830; m. Harriet E. Simpson. 

1197. Oliver, b. May 5, 1833. 

1198. Joshua A. L., b. Oct. 21, 1837. 

1199. Sylvanus S., b. March 17, 1841. 

1200. Elijah G., b. Aug. 19, 1846. 

(640) MARY NASH HALL, eldest daughter of Solomon and 
Rachael (Glover-Homes) Hall, was born in Dorchester, April 1, 
1794, and died in Machias, Me. 

She was married, April, 1826, to Josiah Myles, of Machias, and 
went there to reside. They had one son : 

1201. Henry, b. in 1827 ; died in infancy. 

(641) REBECKAH HALL, second daughter of Solomon and 
Rachael (Glover-Homes) Hall, was born in Dorchester, Feb. 29, 
1796, and died there, Nov. 23, 1858, in her 63d year. 

She was married, June 11, 1821, to Jonathan Collier. He died in 
Nov., 1863. They had three children : 

1202. Rachel, b. Sept. 4, 1822 ; d. May 13, 1845, in her 23d year. 

1203. Mary, b. June 19, 1828; resides in Dorchester. 

1204. Luther, b. Aug. 23, 1837 ; m. Sarah Ann Hunt. 

(642) STEPHEN HALL, third son of Solomon and Rachael 
(Glover-Homes) Hall, was born in Dorchester, Feb. 1, 1798, and 
died there, about 1840. 

He was married, Dec. 19, 1822, to Elizabeth Tolman, daughter of 
Stephen Tolman. They had four children, born in Dorchester : 



380 MEMORIALS AND GENEALOGIES. 

1205. Elizabeth Tolman, b. in 1823 ; m. Joseph Howe, Jr. 

1206. Mary, b. in 1825 ; died. 

1207. Stephen, b. in 1827 ; died. 

1208. Caroline, b. in 1837. 

(643) OLIVER HALL, fourth and youngest son of Solomon 
and Rachael (Glover-Homes) Hall, "was born in Dorchester, Feb. 16, 
1800; resides there on his estate, near Meeting-house Hill. He is 
by trade a cabinet-maker, and continues the business under the name 
and firm of Oliver Hall & Son. He has been elected to various 
offices in the town of Dorchester ; has served as Selectman, Assessor 
and Town Treasurer, has gained an honorable name by his faithful- 
ness and trustworthy conduct, and has the esteem and confidence of 
his fellow citizens. He is President of the Mattapan Bank, at Har- 
rison Square. 

He has been thrice married. First, Sept. 14, 1826, to Laura 
Richards, daughter of Samuel Richards, Esq., of Dorchester; born 
there in 1803, died Nov. 20, 1832, aged 29 years, leaving two daugh- 
ters. He married, second, Eunice Lyon, of Brookline, daughter of 
Samuel Lyon, by whom he had five children. She died Dec. 14, 
1843; and Nov. 28, 1844, he was married, by Rev. Dr. Pierce, of 
Brookline, to Caroline Laughton, of that place. No issue by the last 
marriage. 

Children of Oliver and Laura (Richards) Hall, born in Dor- 
chester: 

1209. Oliver Lyman, b. in 1827 ; died in infancy. 

1210. Maria, b. in 1829 ; m. Frederick Pierce, in 1850 ; died April 

12, 1854, no issue. 

1211. Laura, b. in 1830 ; resides in Dorchester. 

By second wife, Eunice Lyon : 

1212. Oliver, b. in 1835 ; d. Nov. 6, 1843, aged 9 years. 

1213. Emily, b. in 1837 ; died young. 

1214. Henry, b. in 1838 ; resides in Dorchester. 

1215. Oliver, b. in 1839 ; died young — aged 3 years. 

1216. Adalaide,b. Jan., 1840. 

(645) ELEANOR GLOVER, eldest daughter and child of 
Samuel and Eleanor (Hawes) Glover, was born in Stoughton, Oct. 7, 
1788, baptized there by Rev. Jedediah Adams, her parents being in 
full communion with the Church in Stoughton. In 1811 she attend- 



NATHANIEL GLOVER. 381 

ed Day's Academy, at Wrentham, under the instruction of Rev. Martin 
Moore. In 1812 she commenced teaching a public school in Stough- 
ton, and continued there five years. In 1818, she engaged in a 
school at Mansfield, and continued there eight years. In 1826, she 
went to Milton, and gave instruction in the " Scotch Woods " school, 
fi3ur years. In 1830 and '31 she was employed in the school district 
in Stoughton village. In 1 834 she opened a boarding and day school 
for young ladies on the homestead estate, and continued, with very 
little interruption, until 1854. She resides in Stoughton, and still 
receives pupils for private study. She is a member of the Female 
Benevolent Society, organized in 1818; was elected a teacher in the 
first organized Sabbath school in Stoughton, in the same year, and 
still continues a teacher in the school ; has been a member of the 
Orthodox Church in her native town, since Dec. 11, 1825. 

(647) JAKYIS GLOVER, the second son of Samuel and Elea- 
nor (Hawes) Glover, was born in Stoughton, June 21, 1792, baptized 
at the Church in Stoughton, Rev. Jedediah Adams, pastor, and died 
in Springfield, Aug. 13, 1864, aged 72 years. 

Jan. 2, 1820, he was married to Fanny Fuller, of Dalton, in Berk- 
shire County, Mass. She was the daughter of Lemuel and Fanny 
(Briggs) Fuller, and was born in Mansfield, Aug. 8, 1796. She is a 
widow, and resides in Springfield. 

Jarvis Glover resided in Stoughton until 1822 ; was an active and 
energetic citizen, of noble and generous impulses, and unselfish in all 
his acts for the promotion of education and the maintenance of good 
order in the town. In 1810, at the age of 18 years, he was enrolled 
in the militia; in 1813, at the age of 21 years, he was enrolled in 
the troop of horse, and continued in that company until 1820. He 
invariably declined accepting any political or'military office, although 
eminently endowed by nature for distinction in public life. 

In 1822 he removed to Canton, and resided there until the Spring 
of 1825. He removed to Springfield in May, 1825, and resided 
there until his decease, a period of nearly forty years. 

Children of Jarvis and Fanny (Fuller) Glover, born in Canton 
and Springfield : 

1217. Martha, b. July 3, 1821 ; d. in Springfield, Dec. 21, 1816, in 
her 26th year. She was a teacher, and a much esteemed 
member of the South Church. 



382 MEMORIALS AND GENEALOGIES. 

1218. Mary Elizabeth, b. May 15, 1823; m. John Jacob Simmons, 

of Troy, N. Y., Oct. 19, 1846 ; resides in Chicago, 111. 

1219. Fannie Maria, b. April 18, 1826 ; resides in Springfield, 
-f 1220. George Henry, b. June 28, 1830 ; resides in Chicago, 111. 
-1-1221. Samuel Jarvis, b. Jan, 8, 1832; resides in Chicago, 111. 
-{-1222. Frank W. Thomas, b. Sept. 28, 1838 ; resides in Hartford, Ct. 



(650) MARY GLOVER, second daughter of Ebenezer and 
Mary (Trescott-Fenno) Glover, was born in Dorchester, June 7, 
1800, and died in Roxbury, Oct. 10, 1826, aged 26 years. 

Dec. 9, 1821, she was married to James Lewis, Jr., son of James 
and Hannah (Seaver) Lewis, of Roxbury; born there in 1798, and 
resides in Dorchester. They had three children, born in Dorchester : 

1223. Mary Glover, b. Aug. 30, 1822 ; resides in Dorchester. 
+1224. Hannah Seaver, b. Dec. 13, 1823 ; m. | If' t^^^^B^arllett. 
1225. Ebenezer Glover, b. July 20, 1825 ; d. Oct. 26, 1826. 

(656) JERUSHA BLACKMAN, eldest daughter of Unite and 
Jerusha (Glover) Blackmau, was born in Dorchester, Aug. 3, 1800; 
resides in Roxbury. 

She was married. May 26, 1821, to Joseph Bugbee, Esq., son of 
Ebenezer and Mary (White) Bugbee, of Roxbury; born there, Nov. 
23, 1795, and died July 22, 1859. They had four children, born in 
Roxbury : 

-fl226. Mary White, b. June 3, 1822 ; m. Daniel C. Bates. 

1227. Caroline Maria, b. May 11, 1828; m. Luther D. Styles. 

1228. Josephine Augusta, b. April 22, 1834 ; resides in Roxbury. 

1229. Anne Elizabeth Coffin, b. March 31, 1839 ; resides in Roxbury. 

(657) LUCY BLACKMAN, second daughter of Unite and 
Jerusha (Glover) Black'man, was born in Dorchester, June 1, 1803; 
lives in South Boston. 

She was married to Robert Gilmore Babcock, April 25, 1822, and 
removed to Roxbury ; has lived in New London, Conn., in Milton, 
Mass., and several other places. 

Children of Robert Gilmore and Lucy (Blagkm.in) Babcock, 
born in Roxbury and New London, Conn. : 

1230. Jerusha Glover, b. Nov. 27, 1822 ; d. Aug. 20, 1826. 

1231. George La Fayette, b. May 22, 1824 ; d. Jan. 25, 1848. 



NATHANIEL GLOVER. 383 

1232. Louisa Gilmore, b. Oct. 27, 1827 ; m. George W. Bolton, 

April 4, 1855. 

1233. Andrew Jackson, b. July 12, 1830 ; m. Harriet A. Palmer, 

Jan., 1852. 

1234. Lucy Blackman, b. Sept. 8, 1832 ; m. Henry Fobes, of 

Dorchester, Dec. 14, 1851. 

1235. Sarah Otis, b. June 22, 1834 ; teacher in the Bigelow School, 

South Boston. 

1236. Josephine Augusta, b. March 11, 1836 ; d. March 1, 1850, 

aged 14 years. 

1237. Robert Gilmore, b. June 27, 1838 ; m. 

1238. Elizabeth Averill, b. April 12, 1840; d. Nov. 1, 1841. 

1239. John Reed, b. July 6, 1842; died in 1865. 

1240. Solomon Willard, b. Dec. 13, 1844. 

(660) LEWIS LEEDS, eldest son of Josiah and Anna (Glover) 
Leeds, was born in Dorchester, March 29, 1798; lives in Savin Hill 
Avenue, Dorchester, on a portion of the Leeds estate. 

He was married to Pedy Thompson, of Rockingham; Vt., April 
23, 1826. 

Children of Lewis and Pedy (Thompson) Leeds, born in Dor- 
chester : 

1241. Elizabeth, b. Feb. 27, 1827 ; m. Isaac Field, Jan. 23, 1848. 

1242. Mary Anne, b. Oct. 16, 1829 ; resides in Dorchester. 

1243. Ellen, b. April 16, 1832 ; resides in Dorchester. 

1244. Louisa Burnham, b. March 12, 1835 ; m. Joseph A. Arnold, 

of South Braintree, July, 1860. 

1245. Josiah, b. June 13, 1837 ; d. Dec, 1860, unm., aged 23 years. 
1216. John, b. Dec. 29, 1839 ; d. Sept. 26, 1843, aged 7 years. 

1247. Anna Frances, b. Sept. 16, 1843 ; resides in Dorchester. 

1248. Frederick, b. Aug. 21, 1845 ; resides in Dorchester. 



(661) JOSEPH LEEDS, son of Josiah and Anna (Glover) 
Leeds, was born in Dorchester, Nov. 12, 1799; lives in Stoneham; 
is a blacksmith ; Deacon of the Universalist Church in Stoneham. 

He has been thrice married. First, June 5, 1823, to Eliza Gerry, 
daughter of Capt. David and Sarah (Richardson) Gerry, of Stone- 
ham; born there, July 5, 1801, and died Jan. 19, 1824, in her 23d 
year. No issue. He married, second, Betsey Lyndc, daughter of 
Stephen and Hannah (Willoy) Lynde, of Stoneham; born there, 
March 1, 1806; died March 22, 1826, aged 20 years. His third 
wife was Eliza Lynde, daughter of Benjamin Lynde, Esq., of Maiden ; 
married March 10, 1 827. There were two children by this marriage : 



384 MEMORIALS AND GENEALOGIES. 

1249. Eliza Anne, m. Washburn. 

1250. Mary, m. Stevens. 

(663) ANNA LEEDS, eldest daughter of Josiah and Anna 
(Glover) Leeds, was born in Dorchester, Aug. 21, 1803, and lives in 
Savin Hill Avenue. She inherited the mansion house, with a portion 
of the land belonging to the estate, from her father, and resides on it. 

She was married, Feb. 8, 1826, to William Parker, son of Capt. 
Nathaniel and Rebecca (Dudley) Parker, of Roxbury, who was line- 
ally descended from Gov. Joseph Dudley, by his mother Rebecca 
Dudley, who was a granddaughter of the Governor. He was born 
in Brimfield, Jan. 28, 1798, and died in Dorchester, March 17, 1865, 
in his 68th year. 

Children of William and Anna (Leeds) Parker, born in Dor- 
chester : 

1251. Mary Anne, b. July 14, 1827 ; resides in Dorchester. 

1252. William, b. May 11, 1829 ; m. Fidelia French, Callao, S, A. 

1253. Caroline Augusta, b. June 11, 1831 ; resides in Dorchester. 

m. Sarah Daniels, Boston, 
resides in Callao, S. A. 
resides in Dorchester, 
m. Eleazer BuUard, Sept. 

resides in Callao, S. A. 
d. July 24, 1849. 

(664) THOMAS LEEDS, third son of Josiah and Anna (Glo- 
ver) Leeds, was born in Dorchester, Feb. 3, 1806, and died in Stone- 
ham, Aug. 7, 1834, aged 28 years. He was a blacksmith, and lived 
in Stoneham. 

He was married to Lynde, of Stoneham. They had one 

daughter : 

1260. Rebecca Glover, dale of birth not reported. 

(667) LOUISA GLOVER, eldest daughter of Elijah and Martha 
(Pope) Glover, was born in Dorchester, Aug. 5, 1808, baptized by 
Rev. Dr. Harris, Aug. 10, 1808, and resides in Braintree. 

She was married, June 4, 1835, by Rev. Dr. Park, of Stoughton, 
to Joseph Parshley, of Braintree. They have had three children, 
born in Braintree ; 



1254. 


Thomas Leeds, 


b. 


July 27, 


1834 


1255. 


Charles Davis, 


b. 


Oct. 10, 


1836 


1256. 


George Henry, 


b. 


April 11, 


1838 


1257. 


Rebecca Leeds, 
13, 1864. 


, b. 


Sept. 29, 


1840 


1258. 


Edward, 


b. 


July 29, 


1843 


1259. 


Dudley, 


b. 


March 7, 


1846 



NATHA^flEL GLOYEE. 385 

1261. Isaac Glover, b. in 1839 ; died in infancy. 

1262. Harriet Rebeckah, b. July 20, 1848. 

1263. Louisa Harriet, b. May 25, 1850. 

(668) MARTHA HARRIET GLOVER, second daughter of 
Elijah and Martha (Pope) Glover, was born in Dorchester, May 22, 
1810, and resides in Brighton. 

April 13, 1836, she was married to Isaac Thayer Dyer, sou of 
Capt. Isaac and Sarah (Thayer) Dyer, of Braintree ; born there. May 
28, 1809. Owns an estate in Brighton, near the cattle market. 

Children of Isaac Thayer and Martha Harriet (Glover) Dyer, 
born in Brighton : 

1264. Louisa Harriet, b. Dec. 1, 1831 ; resides in Brighton. 
+1265. Alraeda, b. June 24, 1839 ; m. Henry C. Foster, Dorchester. 
+1266. Isaac Henry, b. Nov. 20, 1840 ; resides in Brighton. 
+1267. Nehemiah Franklin, b. Feb. 10, 1844; d. April 5, 1866, a. 22. 

1268. Sarah Jane, b. Sept. 1, 1848 ; resides in Brighton. 

1269. Katie Adalaide, b. Jan. 21, 1854; d. Feb. 10, 1862. 

(670) ASAHEL HOWE GLOVER, eldest son of Elijah and 
Sarah (Howe) Glover, was born in Stoughton, March 30, 1816; 
resides in Dorchester, is the owner of several estates there. His 
homestead is situated on a portion of the ancient estate which for- 
merly belonged to the Hon. John Glover, of Dorchester, described 
on page 53. 

Nov. 8, 1842, he was married to (1176) Sarah Elizabeth Homes, 
eldest daughter of (637) William and Elizabeth (Blackman) Homes, 
of Dorchester; born there, Feb. 25, 1816. 

Children of Asahel Howe and Sarah Elizabeth (Homes) 
Glover, born in Dorchester : 

1270. Sarah Elizabeth, b. Aug. 20, 1843. 

1271. Caroline Luthera, b. Sept. 1, 1844 ; m. Frederick Beck. 

1272. Edmund Walter, b. March 18, 1846 ; d. Jan 18, 1847. 

1273. Anne Augusta, b. Dec. 29, 1847. 

1274. Rebecca, b. March 28, 1850. 

1275. HerbertHinckley, b. Aug. 6,1853. 

1276. Ella, b. June 25, 1856.' 

(672) JOHN CLOUGH GLOVER, third son of Elijah and 
Sarah (Howe) Glover, was born in Stoughton, March 14, 1819; 
resides in Stoughton, on a portion of the Glover homestead. 
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386 MEMORIALS AND GENEALOGIES. 

He has been twice married. First, Nov. 10, 1842, to Ann Wads- 
worth Monk, daughter of Elijah Wads worth and Abigail (Morton) 
Monk, of Stoughton; born there in 1822, and died Nov. 6, 1861, 
aged 39 3'ears. He was married, second, Aug. 25, 1864, to Mary 
(Farrington) Horton (widow), of Milton. 

Children of John Clough and Ann W. (Monk) Glover, born 
in Stoughton : 

1277. Annis Crane, b. Aug. 25, 1843. 

1278. Ellis Morton, b. Dec. 19, 1845 ; d. Aug. 28, 1855, aged 10. 

1279. Sarah Hannah, b. in 1850. 

1280. Frederick Pope, b. May 2, 1852; d. Nov. 5, 1853. 

1281. Thomas, b. July 28, 1855: d. Aug. 31, 1855. 

1282. Frederick, b. Aug. 28, 1856. 

1283. Abby Anne, b. Aug. 20, 1861. 

By second wife, Mary (Farrington) Horton : 

1284. Ellis Horton, b. Oct. 4, 1866. 

(673) REBECKAH GLOYER, daughter of Elijah and Sarah 
(Howe) Glover, was born in Stoughton, Jan. 14, 1821, and died in 
North Bridge water, March 26, 1846, in her 23d year. The first 
Sabbath in July, 1842, she was admitted to join the First Congrega- 
tional Church in Stoughton, Rev. Henry Eddy, pastor. She was an 
active member of the Juvenile Society, from its organization until 
her decease. 

Oct. 3, 1844, she was married to Edmund Packard, of North 
Bridgewater, and went there to reside. They had one son : 

1285. Edmund, b. March 14, 1846 ; died in a few days. 

(674) ELIJAH GLOVER, the fourth son of Elijah and Sarah 
(Howe) Glover, was born in Stoughton, March 14, 1824, and died 
in that town, Oct. 7, 1849, in his 26th year, leaving a widow and 
one child. 

Oct. 29, 1846, he was married, by Rev. William M. Cornell, to 
Eunice Packard Swan, daughter of James and Betsey (Capen) Swan; 
born in Stoughton, Feb. 2, 1823. They had one daughter: 

1286. Mary Rebecca, b. Oct. 11, 1848. 

March 1, 1855, the widow of Elijah Glover was married, a second 
time, to Elisha Hawes, by Rev. J. W. Dennis. 



NATHANIEL GLOVER. 387 

(675) FREDERICK POPE GLOVER, the fourth son of Elijah 
and Sarah (Howe) Glover, was born in Stoughton, Dec. 28, 1825; 
baptized there by Rev. Dr. Park ; resides in Boston. 

Nov. 14, 1861, ho was married to Emeline Morton, daughter of 
Otis and Persis (Coolidge) Morton, of Boston; born there, April 14, 
1832. They have one son: 

1287. Frederick Morton, b. Feb. 23, 1863. 

(679) WILLIAM GLOVER, third son of Dr. Samuel Kingsley 
and Eunice (Babcock) Glover, was born at Milton Hill, July 26, 
1788, and died there, June 15, 1856, aged 60 years. He was a 
goldsmith by trade, and kept a shop of jewelry and silver plate in 
Boston for several years. After he removed to Milton Hill, he 
occupied the homestead estate, and succeeded to it at the decease 
of his father. Subsequently he opened a store of the same kind near 
the bridge at Dorchester and Milton Lower Mills. 

He was married, Jan. 2, 1816, to Eliza Gleason, daughter of 
Joseph and Elizabeth (Bacon) Gleason, of Wrentham; boru there, 
Oct. 10, 1795, and resides (in 1866) with her daughter in Brooklyn, 
N. Y. 

Children of William and Eliza (Gleason) Glover, born in 
Boston and at Milton Hill : 

1288. William Joseph Gleason, b. May 17, 1817 ; d. Oct. 25, 1817. 
4-1289. Eliza Rebecca, b. Juno 26, 1818 ; m. Joseph Emerson Payne, 

of New York. 

1290. Sarah Maria, b. Dec. 1, 1819 ; resides in Brooklyn, N. Y. 

1291. William, b. Oct. 1, 1821 ; d. Oct. 9, 1821. 

1292. Carobne Josephine, b. Jan. 12, 1823 ; d. Aug-. 9, 1824. 

1293. William Anson, b. Oct. 2, 1824; d. Oct. 10, 1824. 

1294. Mary Lebaron, b. Dec. 12, 1825 ; m. William Davis, of Salem, 

June 7, 1850 ; went to Illinois, and died there in 1863. 
-{-1295. Alfred Richardson, b. July 18, 1828 ; m. Mary Louisa Bodge, 
of Roxbury. 
1296. WilHam Charles, b. Aug. 6, 1830 ; d. Juno 26, 1832. 
+1297. Harriet Wood, b. May 18, 1833 ; ra. Lucius Parker Starr, of 
New York. 
1298. William, b. March 18, 1838 ; resides in New York. 

(684) EUNICE BILLINGS GLOVER, only daughter of Wil- 
liam and Mary (Billings) Glover, was born in Quincy, Sept. 5, 1805 ; 
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388 MEMORIALS AND GENEALOGIES. 

Glover, which was passed to him from his father, William Glover^ 
Sen. (Seepage 281.) 

Nov. 4, 1827, she was married to William Brazer Duggan, of 
Boston, a graduate of Harvard College in the class of 1824. They 
have had six children, born in Quincj : 

1299. James Glover, b. in 1829 ; d. April 4, 1839. 

1300. Eunice Angelina, m. Robert B. Barsham, Oct. 19, 1865. 

1301. Anne E., b. in 1846. 

1302. Rowland, b. in 1848. 

1303. Emma. 

1304. William. 

■ (685) JAMES MADISON GLOVER, only son of William and 
Mary (Billings) Glover, was born in Quincy, Aug. 9, 1809 ; resides 
in Quincy ; owns an estate there, near Neponset Bridge. 

He was married, Dec. 25, 1831, to Harriet Louisa Gibbs, daugh- 
ter of Capt. Nathan Gibbs, of Sandwich. 

Children of James Madison and Harriet Louisa (Gibbs) Glo- 
ver, born in Quincy : 

1305. Thomas Jefferson, b. Nov. 29, 1834; m. AnnaPope, Dorches. 

1306. Nathan Gibbs, b. May 8, 1835 ; m. Mary A. French, Quincy. 

1307. Harriet Louisa, b. in March, 1837. 

1308. Ripley, b. Jan. 27, 1838; d. April 29, 1838. 

1309. Hannah Gibbs, b. June 17, 1843 ; m. John Stedman Williams, 

of Quincy. 

(718) E ME LINE RUGG, third daughter of Jonathan and 
Martha (Glover) Rugg, was born in Framingham, Sept. 22, 1807, 
and died in Holyoke, Mass., May 17, 1842, in her 34th year. 

She was married, April 9, 1835, to Seymour Gates, son of Stephen 
and Ruth (Worden) Gates, of Holyoke; born there in March, 1811, 
and is now living, in his 56th year. They had two children, born 
there, as follows : 

1310. Jonathan Rugg, b. Aug. 20, 1841 ; m. Sophia Durgin, April 

14, 1859 ; no issue. 

1311. Lucinda Marsh, b. Aug. 20, 1841; m. Morris Ely, and has 

one son, Henry Morris, b. March 13, 1860. 

(720) MARTHA RUGG, youngest daughter of Jonathan and 
Martha (Glover) Rugg, was born in Framingham, Jan. 2, 1819, and 
died at Niagara Falls, Aug. 24, 1844, aged 24 years. She was edu- 



NATHANIEL GLOVER. 389 

cated in Boston, under the instruction of Professor Felton, and was 
distinguished for her natural and acquired accomplishments, and her 
attainments in science. She early manifested a love for the science 
of botany, and devoted a great portion of her time to its study. In 
the summer of 1844, she visited Niagara Falls for the purpose of 
making botanical investigations, and adding to her knowledge in that 
department. She was eagerly pursuing her favorite study, when she 
fell from a precipice and lost her life. The spot from which she fell 
is graphically described by Grace Greenwood, in her " Greenwood 
Leaves," and the following allusion made to the sad event : " Miss 
Martha Rugg lost her life by falling from a precipice of one hundred 
and sixty-seven feet, while plucking a flower, Aug. 24, 1 844. This 
young lady resided in Lancaster, Mass. ; she was educated in Boston, 
by Professor C. C. Felton, and was remarkable for lier acquirements 
in botany." 

(724) Capt. THOMAS GLOVER, eldest son of Capt. John 
Clough and Martha (Wliite) Glover, was born at Yinalliaven (Fox 
Islands), Maine, Feb. 20, 1812, and died in Camden, Nov. 15, 1860, 
in his 48th year. He went early to sea with his father, became a 
shipmaster, made many foreign voyages, and, it is said, was an able 
and accomplished commander. 

He was twice married. First, July 28, 1838, to Lucy Jane Eaton, 
daughter of William and Lucy (White) Eaton, of Camden; born 
there, July 10, 1815, and died Oct. 25, 1851, aged 35 years. He 
was married, second, Dec. 18, 1853, to Lucy B. Stetson, daughter of 
Deacon Joseph and Mary (Eaton) Stetson, of Camden ; born there, 
Dec. 19, 1827. She is a widow, and resides in Camden. There 
were no children by this marriage. 

Children of Capt. Thomas and Lucy Jane (Eaton) Glover, born 
in Camden : 

1312. Julia Antoinette, b. April 18, 1842 ; m. Wilfred B. Glover, 

April 28, 1861. 

1313. Horatio Herbert, b. Sept. 18, 1845. 

1314. Mary Selina, b. July 15, 1847. 

1315. Clara Fisher, b. April 25, 1851. 

(725) MARY HILL GLOVER, eldest daughter of Capt. John 
Clough and Martha (White) Glover, was born at Vinalhaven, Me., 
Sept. 15, 1815; resides now in Belfast, Me. 

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390 MEMORIALS AND GENEALOGIES, 

She was married, Nov. 24, 1836, to Rev. Winthrop 0. Thomas, of 
Marshfield, Mass. He is of the Baptist denomination, and has 
been settled in the City of Rockland, and now (1866) is preaching 
at Belfast. There was no issue. 

(726) SARAH WHITE GLOYER, second daughter of Capt. 
John Clough and Martha (White) Glover, was born in Vinalhaven, 
Me., March 4, 1818, and died there, March 22, 1853, aged 35 years. 

She was married, Feb. 9, 1843, to Benjamin Gushing, 2d, Esq.; 
there was no issue. 

(727) Capt. JOHN WHITE GLOVER, second son of Capt. 
John Clough and Martha (White) Glover, was born at Vinalhaven, 
Me., Nov. 5, 1821, and died at Calcutta, of cholera, Sept. 1, 1863. He 
went early to sea with his father, and after passing through the regu- 
lar grades of office, was for many years first mate under his father's 
command. Subsequently he became a shipmaster, and continued 
such until his decease. 

He was married, in New York City, Dec. 1, 1847, to Sarah C. 
Stetson, eldest daughter of Deacon Joseph and Mary (Eaton) Stetson, 
of Camden ; born there, Aug. 15,1 823. Her earliest American ances- 
tors, of her mother's lineage, were, first, William and Martha (Aber- 
crombie) Thorn, who came from England and settled on the coast of 
Maine; second, Major George and Lucy (Thorn) White; her mother, 
Mary Eaton, was their granddaughter, and married Deacon Joseph 
Stetson, of Massachusetts ancestors. 

Children of Capt. John White and Sarah C. (Stetson) Glover, 
born in Camden, Me. : 

1316. William Franklin, b. Nov. 26, 1850. 

1317. Joseph Stetson, b. Nov. 24, 1852. 

1318. Charles Brooks, b. Aug. 15, 1856. 

(728) MARTHA WHITE GLOYER, third daughter of Capt. 
John Clough and Martha (White) Glover, twin sister to (727) Capt. 
John White Glover, was born at Vinalhaven, Me., Nov. 5, 1821; 
resides in Rockport, Me. 

She was married, Jan. 16, 1848, to Hosea Ballon Eaton, M.D., 
son of Parker and Mary Seymour (Manson) Eaton, of Plymouth, 



NATHANIEL GLOVER. 391 

Me., and a descendant, in a direct line, from Gov. Joseph Dudley, of 
Roxbury, Mass. They had four children, born in Rockport : 

1319. John Parker, b. Nov. 21, 1849 ; d. Feb. 20, 1852. 

1320. Martha Verenna, b. Jan. 8, 1853. 

1321. Hosea Ballon, b. Sept. 11, 1855. 

1322. Thomas Glover, b. Feb. IT, 1858. 

Parker Eaton, Esq., the father of Dr. H. B. Eaton, was born in 
Fitchburg, Mass., in 1786. March 19, 1807, he was married, by 
Rev. Dr. Baldwin, to Mary Seymour Manson, of Boston ; born there 
in 1788; died in Plymouth, Me., July 11, 1848, aged 60 years. In 
1821, they removed to Plymouth, where he now resides. 

(729) JAMES RUSSELL GLOVER, third son of Capt. John 
Clough and Martha (White) Glover, was born in Vinalhaven, Me., 
April 4, 1824, and is now (1866) in California. 

He was married. May 12, 1850, to Nancy Palmer, daughter of 
Nathaniel and Theresa (Pinkham) Palmer, of Boothbay; born in 
Camden, Me., in 1826. They had two children, born in Camden : 

1323. Clara Ella, b. Dec. IT, 1851. 

1324. LulieEva, b. Sept. 11, 1856. 

(730) GEORGE WHITE GLOVER, fourth son of Capt. John 
Clough and Martha (White) Glover, was born at Vinalhaven, Me., 
April 29, 1827,- resides in Camden. Is a shipbuilder, owns a ship- 
yard at the mouth of the Penobscot river, and carries on the business 
of shipbuilding extensively, in company with his brother, James Rus- 
sell Glover. 

He was married to Philcna Hartford, of Camden, July 31, 1852. 

Children of George White and Philena (Hartford) Glover, 
born in Camden : 

1325. Frederick Russell, b. Jan. 18, 1856. 

1326. Maria Ada, b. Sept. 26, I862! 
132T. Georgie Eva, b. July 15, 1864. 

(732) SUSANNAH GLOVER, eldest daughter of Capt. Elijah 
and Nancy (Crabtree) Glover, was born in Vinalhaven, Me., Feb. 11, 
1823, and died in Camden, Feb. 26, 1865, aged 42 years. 

She was married, March 23, 1853, to Rev. Edward Freeman, of 
Camden. They had four children— names not reported. 



392 MEMOEIALS AND GENEALOGIES. 

(733) Capt. BENJAMIN FRANKLIN GLOVER, eldest son of 
Capt. Elijah and Nancy (Crabtree) Glover, was born in Yinalhaven, 
Me., Dec. 24, 1824. He went to sea in the "Levi Woodbury," and 
was lost from on board Oct. 6, 1849, aged 25 years. He was held 
in high estimation by all who knew him. He was a beloved and 
honored member of the Masonic Fraternity. The Portland Adver- 
tiser of March 5, 1850, has the following notice of him, written by a 
brother of the Lodge : " Capt. Benjamin Franklin Glover, son of 
Elijah Glover, Esq., of Camden, perished in the ill-fated schooner 
Levi Woodbury, on the 6th day of October last (1849). His body 
is deposited in the great deep, over which no monument can be erect- 
ed, and over his remains the storm will beat, the sun will shine, and 
the waves of old ocean will roll on, leaving no traces to mark his lone 
grave, until the sound of the last trump, when the sea shall give up 
its dead. But his memory still survives, and is written on the hearts 
of his brethren, and, we trust, is also written on the trestle board of 
the Great Architect of the universe, where it will be noticed and 
receive ample justice in the great day of accounts." 

At a regular meeting of Amity Lodge, at their hall in Camden, 
Me., Jan. 25, 1850, the following preamble and resolutions Avere 
unanimously adopted : 

" Whereas it has pleased the Great Architect above to remove from 
among us an esteemed brother and member of our Order, Brother 
Benjamin Franklin Glover, therefore 

" Resolved, That we are deeply aflfected by this intelligence of 
Brother Glover's death, and view it as a solemn admonition to us to 
* be also ready.' And although he was but a short time member of 
our Order, yet the high estimation in which he was held for his amiable 
deportment and good moral character, will embalm his memory in our 
hearts. 

"Resolved, That we tender to the bereaved parents and relatives of 
the deceased our sincere condolence for the overwhelming bereave- 
ment visited upon them in the loss of a beloved son and affectionate 
friend." 

(734) RACHEL CRABTREE GLOVER, second daughter of 
Capt. Elijah and Nancy (Crabtree) Glover, was born in Vinalhaven, 
Me., April 28, 1827. 

She was married, July 4, 1854, to Charles R. Pottle, of Camden, 
and removed first to East Boston, thence to Belmont, where they now 
reside. They have two daughters, names not reported. 



NATHANIEL GLOVEE. 393 

(735) MARSHALL PARKS GLOVER, second and only son 
living of Cai^t. Elijah and Nancy (Crabtree) Glover, was born in 
Vinalhaven, Me., June 20, 1830; resides now in Chelsea, Mass. In 
1850 he went to California, and resided there until 1856, when he 
returned and established himself as a shipbuilder. He owns a ship- 
yard and carries on the business extensively in Chelsea. 

He was married to Mary Daggett, in 1860. No children reported. 

(737) LUCY HILL GLOVER, youngest and fourth daughter 
of Capt. Elijah and Nancy (Crabtree) Glover, was born in Vinal- 
haven, Me., June 3, 1835, and lives now in the City of Rockland, Me. 

She was married. May 1, 1854, to Orris Starrett Andrews, of 
Warren, Me. He is an eminent merchant. They removed to Rock- 
land ; have had three daughters. 

(744) HORATIO NELSON GLOVER, eldest son of Benjamin 
Wadsworth and Mehetable Wiilard (Baxter) Glover, was born at the 
Newbury farm homestead, Quincy, March 6, 1801, and died there, 
Dec. 28, 1863, in his 62d year. 

He succeeded to the Newbury farm homestead in 1823, and was 
in possession there forty years, leaving it to his heirs. He was the 
seventh possessor, and of the seventh generation, in a direct male 
line of succession, from his first American ancestor, the Hon. John 
Glover. (See page 74.) He was distinguished for his uprightness 
and great moral wortli, enjoyed the confidence and high esteem 
of his fellow citizens and townsmen, and was honored by them in 
being elected to various offices of trust and honor for a series of 
years, and in which he served them faithfully until his failing health 
compelled him to retire. In the domestic circle, and in his daily life, 
he imparted joy and happiness to all with whom he was connected ; 
and in his neighborhood relations he was always kind, prompt and 
obliging. After he had retired from public service and honors, he 
devoted his attention to agricultural pursuits ; was an active and 
prominent member of the Norfolk County Agricultural Society, and 
made great improvements on his own estate, which he held in high 
veneration from having received it through a long line of honored 
and worthy ancestors. He was an active promoter of education and 
educational interests ; the habit of his thoughts, also, liad a genealo- 
gical tendency, and a strong and inherent love of ancestry inspired 



394 MEMOEIALS AND GENEALOGIES. 

and gave an impulse to tlie pursuit and completion of these " Memo- 
rials and Genealogies " of his family name. 

He was married, Dec. 14, 1826, by Rev. Bela Jacobs, to Martha 
Turpin Hovey, second daughter of James and Annu (Wilson) Hovey, 
of Brighton; born in Cambridge, Oct. 3, 1804. She is a widow, 
and resides at the homestead in Quincy. 

Children of Horatio N. and Martha T. (Hovey) Glover, born 
in Quincy : 

-f-1328. Horatio N., b. Sept. 14, 1827 ; m, Anne Augusta Holbrook. 

1329. James Hovey, b. May 9, 1829 ; drowned in Quincy Bay by 

the upsetting of a boat, Oct. 8, 1850, in his 22d year. 

1330. Anna Hovey, b. May 25, 1831 ; d. Feb. 16, 1863, in 31st yr. 

1331. Martha Maria, b. July 8, 1833 ; d. March 16, 1835. 
+1332. William Bowles, b. Sept. 20, 1835. 

1333. Abby Caroline, b. Feb. 16, 1838 ; d. May .25, 1839. 

1334. Harriet Lincoln, b. July 5, 1840. 

1335. Julia Elizabeth, b. Feb. 14, 1843. 

1336. Emily Lincoln, b. July 9, 1845. 

1337. Sarah Wadsworth, b. Oct. 5, 1847. 

(745) BENJA^HN FRANKLIN GLOVER, second and young- 
est son of Benjamin Wadsworth and Mehetable Willard (Baxter) 
Glover, was born at the Newbury farm homestead in Quincy, June 3, 
1803, and resides in Dorchester. 

He was married, Oct. 29, 1826, by Rev. John G. Palfrey, to 
Josephine Baxter, daughter of Joseph and Anna (Dashwood) Baxter, 
of Boston; born there in 1803, and now living in Dorchester. 

Children of Benjamin Franklin and Josephine (Baxter) Glover, 
born in Dorchester : 

-j-1338. Benjamin F., b. Aug. 4, 1827 ; m. Mary Valentine, Weymouth. 

1339. Evelina, b. Jan. 27, 1829 ; d. Oct., 1858, in her 30th year. 

1340. John Henderson, b. July 15, 1830 ; resides in San Francisco. 
134L Albert Baxter, b. Nov. 2,1832; resides in San Francisco. 

1342. Josephine Maria, b. Oct. 20, 1833. 

1343. Samuel Woodward, b. March 31, 1843 ; d. May 9, 1849. 

1344. Henrietta Dashwood, b. Nov. 7, 1844 ; resides in S. Francisco. 

(747) JOSEPH ARNOLD, eldest son of Capt. Joseph Neale 
and Mehetable (Adams) Arnold, and grandson of Daniel and Jcrusha 
(Glover) Arnold, was born in Quinc}^, Feb. 5, 1786, and died at Crans- 
ton, R. L, Aug. 19, 1836, aged 50 years. 



NATHANIEL GLOVER. 395 

He was married to Elizabeth Briesler, about 1806. 

Children of Joseph and Elizabeth (Briesler) Arnold, born in 
Quincy : 

1345. Eliza^beth, b. March 25, 1808 ; m, John Fowle ; resides in 

Brighton. 

1346. Joseph Neale, b. June 29, 1809 ; died young. 

1347. John, b. in 1811; died young. 

1348. Caroline, b. Feb. 6, 1813 ; m. James Newcomb, Quincy. 

1349. Harriet, b. Aug. 4, 1815; 

j 1st, William Simpson, of Boston ; 
' I 2d, Samuel 0. Robinson, of Boston. 

1350. Edward, b. Sept. 18, 1816 ; m. Mary Ann Magoon, of Salem. 

1351. Abigail, b. May 16, 1819; died in infancy. 

1352. Abigail B., b. Dec. 2, 1820 ; m. Owen Huff, of Boston. 

1353. Anne Maria, b. in 1822 ; m. Henry L. Christian, Boston. 

(748) MEHETABLE ARNOLD, the eldest daughter of Capt. 
Joseph Neale and Mehetable (Adams) Arnold, was born in Quincy, 
Feb. 16, 1787; resides in Quincy. 

Oct. 9, 1807, she was married to Dr. Thomas Phipps, Jr. He 
died in Quincy, Aug. 29, 1832. They had six children, born in 
Quincy, viz. : 

1354. Thomas Glover, b. May 21, 1808. 

1355. Emeline Mehetable Adams, b. Nov. 2, 1809. 

1356. Harrison Gray Otis, b. Dec. 13, 1811 ; H. C. 1832; pastor of 

the Unitarian Church at Cohasset ; died in Boston, Dec. 
27, 1841, aged 30 years. 

1357. Eliza, b. Sept. 13, 1814. 

1358. James Lawrence, b. Aug. 1, 1816. 

1359. Helen Louisa, b. July 11, 1818. 

(762) THOMAS GLOVER FENNO, eldest son of Jesse and 
Elizabeth (Arnold) Fenno, grandson of Daniel and Jerusha (Glover) 
Arnold, wag born in Quincy, in 1813, and died there, Jan. 12, 1865, 
aged 52 years. 

He was married, July 29, 1839, to Elizabeth R. Adams, of Quincy ; 
no children reported. 

(807) JAMES GLOVER, eldest son of Robert and Bethiah 
(Tubbs) Glover, was born in Pembroke, Sept. 22, 1748, and died 
there, Feb. 6, 1819, aged 71 years, leaving a widow. Letters of 
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396 MEMORIALS AND GENEALOGIES. 

year. April 20, 1775, he was enrolled in the militia under command 
of Capt. Thomas Turner, Col. Anthony Thomas's regiment. 

July 27, 1765, he was married to Rachel Bonney, daughter of 
Elisha Bonney, of Pembroke ; born there in 1752. She removed to 
Sumner, Me., and died there, June 10, 1833, aged 81 years. 

Children of James and Rachel (Bonney) Glover, born in Pem- 
broke : 

+1360. James, b. Oct. 28, 1768; m. Ruth Stetson, of Pembroke. 
ir,/-i -n -A 1 -xjT 1,0 ifTfTi ( 1st, Lydia Crocker, Pembroke ; 

1361. David, b. March 2, 1771 ; m. | ^d/ Lydia Lapham, Pembroke. 

1362. Elisha, b. July 8, 1773 ; d. in 1782, aged 9 years. 
-{-1363. Sarah, b. May 30, 1716 ; m. James Bonney, of Pembroke. 

1364. Lydia, b. Oct. 24, 1778 ; m. Edmund Warren, Buckfield, Me. 

+1365. Bethiah, b. July 14, 1781 ; m. Calvin Bisbee, Sumner, Me. 

+1366. Joshua Sonney, b. Sept. 18, 1784 ; m. Susan Ames, Hartford, 

Me. 

+1367. Elijah, b. Sept. 18, 1786 ; m. Mary Walker, of Pembroke. 

+1368. John, b. Sept. 14, 1789; m. Mary Gullifer, Pembroke. 

1369. Thomas, b. in 1791 ; d. in 1793. 

+1370. Charles, b. Aug. 12, 1795 ; m. Almira Sayward, Rockland. 

(808) LYDIA GLOVER, eldest daughter of Robert and Be- 
thiah (Tubbs) Glover, was born in Pembroke, Dec. 15, 1750. 

She was married to Josiah Witherell, of Pembroke, in 1768. They 
had two daughters : 

1371. Lydia, b. in 1770 ; m. Sampson. 

1372. Ruth, b. in 1772 ; died unmarried. 

(810) THOMAS GLOVER, second son of Robert and Bethiah 
(Tubbs) Glover, was born in Pembroke, March 24, 1757, and died 
at St. George, a part of Old Thomaston, Me. 

He was married and had four sons : 

1373. Joseph. 

1374. Ezra. 

1375. Thomas. 

1376. Edmund. 

(811) BETHIAH GLOVER, third daughter of Robert and Be- 
thiah (Tubbs) Glover, was born in Pembroke, March 24, 1760, and 
died there, date of death not ascertained. 

She was married to Foster MacFarland, of Scituate, June 2, 1787 j 
no children reported. 



NATHANIEL GLOVER. 39Y 

(812) ROBERT GLOVER, Jr., third son of Robert and Bethiah 
(Tubbs) Glover, was born in Pembroke, March 27, 1763, and died 
in Hebron, Oxford County, Me., Feb. 21, 1820. 

He was married, in 1782, to Kezia Barrows, of Hebron. She 
died there, July 9, 1820. 

Children of Robert, Jr., and Keziah (Barrows) Glover, born in 
Hebron, Me. : 

1311. Zillah, b. Dec. 12, 1783 ; died the same year. 

+1378. Joseph, b. May 20, 1787; m. Sarah Whittemore, Hebron. 
-|-1379, Jonathan, b. Dec. 10, 1789 ; m. Rebecca Chipman, Hebron. 

1380. Olive, b. Sept. 3, 1791 ; died, unmarried. 

1381. Hannah, b. June 28, 1793 ; d. Nov. 7, 1820, aged 27, unra. 

1382. Bethiah, b. May 27, 1795 ; d. Nov. 7, 1820, unm. 

1383. Harriet, b. April 10, 1798 ; d. Aug. 26, 1813, aged 15 yrs. 
-|-1384. Erving, b. Jan. 10, 1801 ; m. Orilla Reekord. 

1385. Rebeckah, b. May 18, 1804; died, unmarried. 

(813) JONATHAN GLOVER, fourth son of Robert and Be- 
thiah (Tubbs) Glover, was born in Pembroke, Oct. 8, 1767, and, it is 
said, died in Quebec, Lower Canada. 

He was married to Smith, of Rchoboth, in 1791; no 

children reported. 

(814) THOMAS GLOVER, the eldest son of Thomas and 

Glover, was born in Pembroke, June 8, 1756, and baptized at the 
Church in Pembroke, June 12, 1756. He was enrolled, in 1775, to 
serve in the Army of the Revolutionary War. Nothing further has 
been ascertained of him. 

(815) MARY GLOVER, eldest daughter of George and Mary 
(Fisher) Glover, was born in Plymouth, July 16, 1758, and died in 
Norwich, Conn,, Dec. 3, 1822, aged 64 years. 

She was married. May 12, 1782, to Capt. Nathaniel Prentice 
Peabody, son of Asa and Mary (Prentice) Peabody, of Boxford, 
Mass.; born there, Dec. 26, 1746, and died at Norwich, Conn., Jan. 
12, 1805, aged 59 years. They had children — not reported. The 
mother of Capt. Peabody was a native of Windham, Conn. 

(817) MARGARET GLOVER, second daughter of George and 
Mary (Fisher) Glover, was born in Plymouth, Mass., April 10, 1 763, 
and died in Kingston, Dec. 1, 1836, in her 74th year. 
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398 MEMORIALS AND GENEALOGIES. 

She was twice married. First, March 8, 1788, to Nathaniel 
Cooper, of Plymouth ; born there, July 17,1 745, and died in Kings- 
ton, May 3, 1802, aged 57 years. She was married, second, to 
Cobb, of Kingston. 

Children of Nathaniel and Margaret (Glover) Cooper, born in 
Kingston, Mass. : 

1386. Hannah Ryder, b. Nov. 12, 1189 ; m. Zenas Sampson, of 
Duxbury. 
+1387. George Glover, b. Feb. 21, 1791 ; m. Nancy Kimball, of 
Waltham. 

1388. Sarah, b. May 7, 1793; d. Sept. 11, 1846, in 54th year, unm. 

1389. Jane Fisher, b. April 15, 1795; m. Edward Winslow, of 

Duxbury. 

1390. Nancy, b. Jan. 26, 1797 ; d. Dec. 17, 1820, in 24th year, unm. 

1391. Thomas, b. Jan. 10, 1799 ; m. Mary Roundy, Blue Hill, Me.; 

d. at sea. 
+1392. Nathaniel, b. Feb. 11, 1801 ; m. Elizabeth Andrews Heard, of 
Newton Lower Falls. 

(819) ELIZABETH DICKERSON GLOVER, eldest daughter 
of Samuel and Miriam (Clarke) Glover, was born in Sturbridge, 
Nov. 9, 1781 ; resides in East Greenwich, in the State of New York. 

She was married, March 3, 1807, to Artemas Martin, of Jackson, 
N. Y. They have had six children, born in East Greenwich : 

1393. Geo. Clinton, b. Oct. 22, 1808 ; m. Mary Leigh, Feb. 28, 1833. 

1394. Miriam Clarke, b. Aug. 10, 1810; resides in East Greenwich. 

1395. James Madison, b. July 7, 1813; m. Orinda Bradley, 1834. 

1396. William Henrv, b. Jan. 3, 1816. 

1397. Olive, " b. Dec. 9, 1819; d. Jan. 13, 1820. 

1398. Aaron, b. Sept. 3, 182L 

(820) SAMUEL GLOVER, eldest son of Samuel and Miriam 
(Clarke) Glover, was born in Sturbridge, Mass., Jan. 23, 1783, and 
died at Cambridgeport. Nov. 13, 1851, in his 68th year. He was 
admitted to join the First Baptist Church in Boston, April 7, 1805; 
was graduated at Brown University, in Providence, R. I., in the 
class of 1808; studied Divinity, and was first settled over the Bap- 
tist Church in Kingston, in 1808, and remained as pastor there 
nearly twenty years. In 1838, he was settled over the Baptist 
Church in Leominster, Mass., and subsequently in Marshfield and 
Carver. The greater portion of his life was passed in Plymouth 
County. 



NATHANIEL GLOVER. 399 

He was married, May 10, 1810, to Mary Stone, daughter of 

Ebenezer and Hannah Stone, of Boston ; born there in 1786. 

Slie resides in Cambridge, and is in her 81st year. 

Children of Rev. Samuel and Mary (Stone) Glover, born in 
Kingston, Mass. : 

1399. Samuel Stillman, b. in 1812 ; d. in 1815. 
-[-1400. Henry R., b. in 1814; m. Lydia B. Manning, Boston. 

1401. Samuel, b. in 1819 ; grad. Brown Univ. 1839; d. Aug. 21, 
1842, in his 23d year ; buried at Mount Auburn. A stone 
erected there by his classmates bears this inscription : " In 
affectionate remembrance of the vii-tues of their departed 
brother. ' He being dead, yet speaketh.' " 

(821) HENRY GLOVER, second son of Samuel and Miriam 
(Clarke) Glover, was born in Sturbridge, Mass., Dec. 6, 1785, and 
died at Mount Gilead, Ohio, Jan. 17, 1852, in his 68th year. He 
served his country in the army in 1812, in the second war with Eng- 
land ; was absent forty-five days ; was entitled to a pension, but lost 
it by being one year too late in his application. His widow has 
since received a land warrant for two hundred and sixty acres of 
land in Ohio. 

He was married. May 29, 1823, to Isabella Hutchins, of Hebron, 
N. Y. They resided several years in East Greenwich, N. Y., and 
removed to Mount Gilead, Ohio, in the autumn of 1835. 

Children of Henry and Isabella (Hutchins) Glover, born in 
East Greenwich: 

4-1402. Elizabeth, b. Feb. 18, 1825 ; m. Finlev GilHs, E. Greenwich. 

1403. Miriam, b. Aug. 22, 1826 ; d. May 16, 1830, in her 4th yr. 

1404. Hugh, b. Dec. 23, 1828 ; d. May 18, 1830. 

-f-1405. Henry, b. Feb. 8, 1831 ; m. Hannah Leggett, Mt. Gilead. 
1406. John, b. June 23, 1833. 

(825) JEREMIAH GLOVER, fifth son of Samuel and Miriam 
(Clarke) Glover, was born in Sturbridge, April 24, 1791, and died 
in Howard, Steuben Co., N. Y., Oct. 1, 1855, in his 64th year. He 
owned a large tract of land there, on which was his homestead 
estate, and employed himself successfully in agricultural pursuits. 

He was married, Dec. 17, 1818, to Nancy Gilchrist, of Howard, 
N. Y., daughter of Alexander Gilchrist, of that place. 



400 MEMORIALS AND GENEALOGIES. 

Children of Jeremiah and Nancy (Gilchrist) Glover, born in 
Howard, N. Y. : 

-j-14:0T. Alexander, b. June 9, 1821 ; m. Julia Adalaide Stewart. 

1408. Margaret Anne, b. Nov. 14, 1824. 

1409. Louisa Miriam, b. May 28, 1829. 

1410. Lucy Jane, b. May 19, 1831. 

1411. Gratia, b. July 11, 1835. 

(828) ANNA GLOVER, fifth daughter of Samuel and Miriam 
(Clarke) Glover, was born in Sturbridge, Dec. 18, 1796; resides in 
East Greenwich, N. Y. 

She was married, July 1, 1823, to David Barton, of East Green- 
wich. He is still living ; is a landholder, and cultivates a portion of 
his land for a homestead estate. 

Children of David and Anna (Glover) Barton, born in East 
Greenwich, N. Y. : 

1412. Daniel Nelson, b. April 30, 1824; m. Aurilla Sibley, Oct., 

1848(?). 

1413. Louisa, b. Jan. 2, 1826 ; a teacher in New York City in 1860. 

1414. WiUiam King, b. Dec. 11, 1827 ; m. Arvilla Sibley, July, 1852. 

1415. IIolHs Gilbert, b. Aug. 29,1830. 

1416. Heman Ferris, b. Feb. 10, 1832. 

1417. Marvin Freeman, b. Oct. 28, 1833. 

1418. Earl Glover, b. Dec. 8, 1836. 

1419. Timothy Stowe, b. Feb. 17, 1839 ; d. May 6, 1842. 

(831) REUBEN GLOVER, the seventh and youngest son of 
Samuel and Miriam (Clarke) Glover, was born in Sturbridge, Aug. 
30, 1804; resides in Providence, R. L; is a merchant tailor. 

He was married, in 1824, to Calista Clarke, daughter of Lemuel 
Clarke, of Sturbridge ; born there in 180G. They have had no 
children. 



[Eighth Generation.'] 

(832) ELIZABETH MALCOLM RAND, only daughter of Dr. 
Isaac and Lucy (Whitwcll) Rand, and granddaughter of Samuel and 
Anne (Glover) Whitwcll, was born in Boston in 1805, and died there 
in September, 18G3, aged 58 years. 



NATHANIEL GLOVER. 401 

She* was married, in 1829, to Alexander Thomas, M.D., of Boston, 
son of Thomas K. Thomas (page 299), by his first wife, and a gradu- 
ate of Harvard College in the class of 1822, They had one son, 
born in Boston, as follows : 

1420. Arthur Malcolm, b. in 1847 ; resides in Dorchester. 

(833) JAMES MORRELL ALLEN, eldest son of Rev. Wilkes 
and Mary (Morrell) Allen, grandson of Deacon James and jMary 
(Glover) Morrell, was born in Chelmsford, Oct. 5, 1807; is a mer- 
chant, and resides (1866) in New York City. He was for several 
years a merchant of Boston. 

He was married. May 11, 1830, to Mary Dorby Robins, daughter 
of Jonathan Dorby Robins, Esq., of Boston. They have had six 
children : 

142L James Morrell, b. in 1831 ; m. Eliza Jane Stanton. 

1422. Catharine Robins, b. in 1833. 

1423. Mary Dorby, b. May, 1835 ; d. April 3, 1836. 

1424. Jonathan Robins, b. in 1837 ; d. in Brooklyn, N. Y., June 8, 

1862, aged 25 years. 

1425. Julia Gorbam, b. in 1839 ; m. Henry Larr, Brooklyn, N. Y. 

1426. Mary Anne, b. in 1841 ; m. Anson C. Allen. 

(834) CHARLES HASTINGS ALLEN, M.D., the second son 
of Rev. Wilkes and Mary (Morrell) Allen, and grandson of Deacon 
James and Mary (Glover) Morrell, was born in Chelmsford, March 
11, 1809 ; was graduated at Harvard College in the class of 1831 ; 
studied medicine, and is a physician in the successful practice of his 
profession in Cambridgeport. 

He was married, Aug. 10, 1836, to Sarah Adams, of Chelmsford, 
who is lineally descended from the first Henry Adams who came to 

* The following additional items in relation to the father and grandfather of Elizabeth 
Malcolm Rand have been communicated in a letter from her husband, Dr. Thomas : — " Dr. 
Isaac Rand, Sen., was of Charlestown. Among his sons was one who went to sea, became 
a distinguished master mariner, and took up his abode in St. Chinstopher's, British West 
Indies. He manied there a Scotch lady, Miss Malcolm, and their son Isaac Rand (l>om 
there in 17G9) was the father of the above. He was sent, at a veiy early age, to Charles- 
town to be educated under the care of his grandftither ; entered Harvard College, and grad- 
uated in the class of 1787, at the age of 18 years ; studied medicine, and practised his pro- 
fession in Boston ; married there, in 1804, to Lucy Whitwcll (see page 344). In 1819 he 
went to St. Christopher's to attend to the settlement of an estate of a deceased brother, and 
died there in June of the same year." 

The above account differs from the one before gathered, as it is stated on page 314 that the 
husband of Lucy Whitwell was a son of Dr. Isaac Rand ; by the last account, wc learn that 
he was a grandson, and that his father was a sea captain instead of a physician. 

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402 MEMORIALS AND GENEALOGIES. 

New England in 1630 and settled in Brainlree, and is of the sixth 
generation. They have had three children, born in Cambridgeport, 
as follows : 

1427. Charles Adams, b. Aug. IT, 1837; H. C. 1858; studied 

divinity at Meadville, Penn. ; is a settled minister atMout- 
pelier, Vt, 

1428. William Adams, b, Oct. 4, 1839 ; was educated to mercantile 

pursuits, and engaged in business in Boston ; is now (1866) 
a wool merchant in Chicago, Illinois. 

1429. Mary R. P., b. July 17, 1842; m., Dec. 26, 1865, to Capt. 

Richard Robins, of Boston, now (1866) an officer in the U. 
S. Infantry. 

(835) Dr. WILKES ALLEN, third son of Rev. Wilkes and Mary 
(Morrell) Allen, and grandson of Deacon James and Mary (Glover) 
Morrell, was born in Chelmsford, Dec. 30, 1810; resides in Cam- 
bridge. He was educated to the profession of dental surgery, and 
is now (1866) in successful practice. 

He was married, Nov. 21, 1850, to Jane Muuroe, of Boston. 
They have no children. 

(838) Rev. NATHANIEL GLOVER ALLEN, the sixth son^of 
Rev. Wilkes and Mary (Morrell) Allen, and grandson of Deacon 
James and Mary (Glover) Morrell, was born in Chelmsford, Jan. 22, 
1816. In 1832, when in his seventeenth year, he went to Boston, 
and was, for a short time, in a store with his brother James, ^e 
attended St. Paul's Church while there, and was confirmed at that 
Church, Dec. 25, 1834, by Bishop Griswold. He remained with his 
brother until 1837, and then began a preparatory course for entering 
college, at Phillips Academy in Andover. He entered Harvard Col- 
lege in 1838, and was a member of the two hundredth class for the 
first graduation; was graduated in the class of 1842. In his senior 
year he commenced a mission among the poor in Broad street, 
Boston. It was attended with so much success that a Church was 
built in Purchase street, and endowed by the Hon. William Appleton, 
at a cost of twenty thousand dollars, which is the present Church 
of St. Stephen's, now under the care of Rev. E. M. P. Wells. He 
studied for the ministry with the Rt. Rev. Bishop Griswold, and 
passed one year in New York City as General Serviceman. In 
1845, he was ordained Deacon by Rt. Rev. Bishop Eastburn, of 
Boston; and to the Priesthood, by the same, in 1846. He was for 



NATHANIEL GLOVER. 403 

a time in Hopkinton, Mass. From 1848 to 1850 he had charge of 
the Episcopal Church in East Boston ; has since founded a Church 
ill Baltimore, Md., and also in Perry, N. Y., in Somerville, Mass., and 
has organized and revived several other parishes. Now, in 1866, is 
the editor of "Devotions of the Ages," and also of the "Church- 
man's Daily Quickener." 

He was married, Oct. 15, 1844, to Catharine Durant Parker, of 
Newton. Her Durant lineage was from the noted Italian "Dante," 

originally written Durand. Her maternal grandfather, Dehon, 

Esq., was a French refugee in 1788. She is also a niece of William 
Dehon, D.D., Bishop of South Carolina. No issue. 

(842) MORRILL WYMAN, second son of Dr. Rufus and Anne 
(Morrell) Wyman, and grandson of Deacon James and Mary (Glo- 
ver) Morrell, was born at Chelmsford, Mass., July 25, 1812; gradu- 
ated at Harvard University in 1833; studied engineering, and was 
an assistant under Col. John M. Fessenden, Chief Engineer of the 
Boston and Worcester Railroad, in 1834; subsequently studied medi- 
cine ; was appointed House Physician of the Massachusetts General 
Hospital in May, 1836; was graduated in medicine in 1837, and 
settled that year in Cambridge, where he has since remained in the 
successful practice of his profession. In 1853 he received the ap- 
pointment of Adjunct Professor of the Theory and Practice of Medi- 
cine at Harvard University; resigned in 1856. He is a member of 
the Massachusetts Medical Society ; of the American Academy of 
Arts and Sciences ; and one of the Vice Presidents of the Institute 
of Technology. 

He was married, Aug. 14, 1839, to Elizabeth Aspinwall Pulsifer, 
daughter of Capt. Robert S. Pulsifer, of Boston, They have had 
four children, born in Cambridge : 

14.30. Elizabeth Aspinwall, ) , ^ , j d. March 2, 1862. 

1431. Anne Morrill, | b. July 23, 1840 , | ^^^ ^.^^^ ^^^^^^^ 

F. Wolcott, Oct. 7, 1863. 

1432. Morrill, b. July 10, 1855. 

1433. Jeffries, b. June 15, 1859. 

(843) JEFFRIES WYMAN, third son of Dr. Rufus and Anne 
(Morrell) Wyman, and grandson of Deacon James and Mary (Glo- 
ver) Morrell, was born in Chelmsford, Mass., Aug. 11, 1814; was 
graduated at Harvard University in 1833, and in Medicine in 1837. 



404 MEMORIALS AND GENEALOGIES. 

In the years 1841 and 1842 he attended the medical schools in Paris, 
France, and studied Natural History there at the "Jardin des 
Plantes." In 1 843 he received the appointment of Professor of Ana- 
tomy and Physiology in Hampden-Sidney College, in Virginia. In 
1847 he was appointed Hersey Professor of Comparative Anatomy 
and Physiology in Harvard College, which office he still (1866) holds. 
He is also Bigelow Professor of Comparative Anatomy in the Lawrence 
Scientific School ; President of the Boston Society of Natural His- 
tory ; Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and 
Corresponding Member of the Academy of Natural Sciences in Phila- 
delphia. He resides in Cambridge. 

He has been twice married. First, Dec. 19, 1850, to Adaline 
Wheelwright, eldest daughter of William and Susan C. Wheelwright. 
She died June 15, 1855, leaving two children: 

1434. Susan, b. Sept. 15, 1851. 

1435. Mary Morrill, b. May 15, 1855. 

He was married, second, Aug. 15, 1861, to Annie Williams Whit- 
ney, eldest daughter of Benjamin D. and Elizabeth (Williams) Whit- 
ney. She died in Cambridge, Feb. 20, 1864, leaving one child: 

1436. Jeffries, b. Feb. 3, 1864. 

(845) EDWARD WYMAN, fourth son of Dr. Rufus and Anne 
(Morrell) Wyman, and grandson of Deacon James and Mary (Glo- 
ver) Morrell, was born in Charlestown, Mass., Aug. 1, 1818; resides 
in Roxbury. 

He has been twice married. First, Sept. 23, 1845, to Margaret 
Curry Boyd, daughter of James Boyd, Esq., of Boston. She died 
at Roxbury, March 22, 1854. They had three children, born in 
Roxbury : 

1437. James Edward, b. Jan. 22, 184T ; d. in Switzerland, June 28, 

1853. 

1438. Edward, b. April 21, 1851 ; d. in Roxbury, Sept. 4, 1852. 

1439. Margaret Curry, b. March 13, 1854. 

Edward Wyman married, a second time, Sept. 22, 1865, Caroline 
K. Hooper, daughter of Henry N. Hooper, Esq., of Boston. 

(864) ABIGAIL GL.OYER, third daughter of Nathaniel and 
Mercy (Eaton) Glover, was born in South Boston, in 1788, and died 
in Boston in 1852, aged 64 years. 



NATHANIEL GLOVER. 405 

She was married, Nov. 20, 1817, to Ambrose Hay den, son of Na- 
thaniel Hajden, of Brooldine. He lives in Cohasset — keeps a hotel 
there. They have had six children, born in Boston : 

1440. Nathaniel, b. in 1818 ; resides at Cohasset. 

1441. James S., b. iu 1820. 

1442. Lydia Anne, b. in 1822 ; gone West. 

1443. George, b. in 1824; died young. 

1444. William, b. in 1826 ; died young. 

1445. John, b. in 1828 ; died young. 

(867) ISRAEL EATON GLOVER, third and youngest son of 
Nathaniel and Mercy (Eaton) Glover, was born in South Boston, in 
1792, and died in New Orleans, about 1828. He was an umbrella 
maker; he kept a store in 1819, and carried on the business exten- 
sively at one time with Mr. Binney in Court street. 

He was married, Aug. 16, 1820, to Harriet Burditt; born in 
Boston, June 14, 1797, and died there, June 1, 1825, in her 28th 
year. No issue. 

(868) Capt. JOHN HILL GLOVER, eldest son of John Hill 
and Mary (Osborne) Glover, was born in Salem, Oct. 22, 1779, and 
died there, March 29, 1859, in his 80th year. He went to sea at the 
age of sixteen years, studied navigation, and became a skilful navi- 
gator and shipmaster. He was for several years commander of his 
own ship, visited foreign ports, and traded successfully. The brig 
Dr. Rogers was owned by him, and he made his last voyage in her 
in 1852. After his return, he sold her and retired from business. 
He was admitted a member of the Masonic Brotherhood, Essex 
Lodge, Salem, Sept. 5, 1813. 

He was twice married. First, to Lucy Trafton, Aug. 2, 1802; 
born in Salem, Oct. 20, 1780, and died there, Oct. 22, 1830, at the 
age of 50 years. He married, a second time, June 11, 1832, Mrs. 
Nancy Phippen Smith (widow), who died iu Salem, Jan. 4, 1863. 

Children of Capt. John Hill and Lucy (Trafton) Glover, born 
in Salem : 

1446. Mary Glover, b. April 18, 1803; d. in infancy. 

1447. Mary Glover, 2d, b. April 18, 1805; d. young. 

-|-1448. Lucy Anne, b. Feb. 3, 1809 ; m. Samuel Robinson. 

1449. John Hill, b. Oct. 16, 1812; d. Sept. 3, 1824. 

1450. Daniel, b. Feb. 19, 1814; d. Oct. 1, 1814. 



406 MEMORIALS AND GENEALOGIES. 

+1451. Mary Osborne, b. MarcbU, 1816; m. William Archer. 
4-1452. Elizabeth Barnard, b. Dec. 17, 1818 ; m. John Chapman. 
4-1453. Sarah Anne, b. Nov. 23, 1820 ; m. William Phipps. 

By second wife, Nancy Phippen Smith : 

1454. Sophronia Chadbourne, b. June 24, 1834 ; d. June 21, 1840. 

(872) COOKE OSBORNE GLOVER, third and youngest son 
of John Hill and Mary (Osborne) Glover, was born in Salem, Sept. 
19, 1797, and died there. May 27, 1839, in his 42d year. 

He was married, in 1822, to Deborah Foss, daughter of William 
and Deborah (Dockham) Foss, of Tamworth, N. H. They had one 
son, born in Salem : 
-)-1455. George Dodge, b. April 30, 1823 ; m. Mary Anne Dan, Salem. 

(873) MARY GLOYER YOSE, eldest daughter of George and 
Mary (Glover) Yose, was born in Dorchester, May 25, 1779, and 
died there, July 19, 1855, in her 77th year. 

She was married, in 1810, to Capt. Thomas Munroe, of Dorchester. 
He died there, Aug. 26, 1821, aged 44 years. 

Children of Thomas and Mary Glover (Yose) Munroe : 

1456. Thomas, b. in 1811. 

145T. Mary Glover, b. Oct. 24, 1813 ; d. at Worcester, Sept. 1, 
1846, aged 33 years. 

1458. Nancy Glover, b. April 15, 1815 ; m. Stephen Hersey. 

1459. Edward Yose. 

1460. William. 

(874) GEORGE YOSE, eldest son of George, Sen., and Mary 
(Glover) Yose, was born in Dorchester, May 5, 1781, and died 
there, May 27, 1834, in his 54th year. 

He was twice married. First, to Susan Lewis. She died, and he 
married, second, (884) Sarah Glover, a first cousin, who survived 
him and died in Boston in 1858. No issue by the second marriage. 

Children of George and Susan (Lewis) Yose: " 

1461. George. 

1462. Mary. 

1463. Thomas. 



NATHANIEL GLOVER. 407 

(879) THOMAS VOSE, the fourth son of George and Mary 
(Glover) Yose, was born in Dorchester, Aug. 25, 1789, and died 
there, date of death not ascertained. 

He was married, Aug. 23, 1812, to (971) Abigail Glover Howe, 
daughter of (398) George and Mary Anne (Holden) Howe, of Dor- 
chester; born there, March 19, 1790. 

(882) ELIZABETH GLOVER VOSE, the third and youngest 
daughter of George and Mary (Glover) Vose, was born in Dorchester, 
Jan. 6, 1796; resides in Roxbury. 

She was married to John Hawes, of Roxbury, Int. Jan. 22, 1813. 
They had five children, as follows : 

1464. Mary Glover, b. May 12, 1815. 

1465. Catharine, b. Sept., 1816 ; died in 1816. 

1466. Catharine R., b. in 1817. 

1467. EUzabeth, b. in 1818. 

1468. John, b. in 1820. 

(886) ELIZABETH GLOVER, third daughter of Alexander, 
3d, and Nancy (Sprung) Glover, was born in Dorchester, Sept. 12, 
1787, and died in Charlestown, Mass., in 1860. 

She was twice married. First, Sept. 28, 1809, to Eleazer Norcutt. 
He was enrolled in the army in 1812, and served in the second war 
with England. He died at Greenbush, in the vicinity of Albany, 
near the close of the war, in 1815. They had three children, born 
in Dorchester : 

1469. Nancy Sprung, b. July 30, 1810. 

1470. Eleazer, b. Dec. 31, 1811. 

1471. Elizabeth, b. Dec. 1, 1812. 

She was married, second, to Robert Honors, of Charlestown, who 
died there, since 1860. 

(888) WILLIAM GLOVER, second son of Alexander, 3d, and 
Nancy (Sprung) Glover, was born in New York, June 1, 1794, and 
died, it is supposed, on an island in the South Sea. He went early 
to sea, and followed the business until, in 1848, he was taken by 
Cannibals and carried to the South Sea Islands. He wrote to his 
mother in Dorchester, in 1848, since which time no one has heard 
from him, and his fate is known only by conjecture. 



408 MEMORIALS AND GENEALOGIES. 

He was married, May 28, 1816, to Sarah Sylvester, of Boston. 
They had four children, born in Boston : 

1472. Mary Anne, b. March, 1811 ; m. Fuller, 

1473, Sarah, b, August, 1818 ; m, Jones, 

1474, William, b, December, 1819 ; d, in 1821 ; male line extinct. 

1475. Elizabeth, b, in 1821 ; m, Mclntire. 

(889) PETER SPRUNG GLOVER, third son of Alexander, 
3d, and Nancy (Sprung) Glover, was born in New York City, May 
1, 1797, and died in Barnard, Vt., in 1837, aged 40 years. He re- 
sided in Dorchester until he attained the age of manhood ; then went 
to Vermont, purchased a farm, and was married to Eliza Robinson. 
They had seven children, born in Barnard : 

1476. Ezra, 

1477. Peter. 

1478. Elizabeth, 

1479. Ellen, 

1480. Gilmore, 

1481, Nancy Sprung. 

(901) ELIJAH COREY, Jr., eldest son of Elijah and Mary 
(Leeds) Corey, and grandson of Jonathan and Patience (Glover) 
Leeds, was born in Brookliue, Aug. 14, 1800, and died there, June 
28, 1843, aged 43 years. 

He was married, in 1821, to Mary Richards, of Brookliue; born 
there, March 10, 1800, and died Sept. 15, 1848, in her 48th year. 
They had six children, born in Brookline : 

[cester. 

1482, Charles Richards, b, Nov. 4, 1822 ; m, Eliza Witberell, Wor- 

1483, Amanda Maria, b, Oct, 28, 1824; m, Jas. Edmands, Portland. 

1484, Francis Henry, b, Jan, 27, 1827 ; m, Lucy Stevens, Brookline, 

1485, Mary Cornelia, b, Jan. 15, 1831. 

1486, Frederick Adolphus, b. June 20, 1833. 

1487. Theodore Franklin, b. Oct, 17, 1836. 

(903) MARY GLOVER COREY, eldest daughter of Elijah and 
Mary (Leeds) Corey, and granddaughter of Jonathan and Patience 
(Glover) Leeds, was born in Brookline, March 20, 1806, and now 
resides in Granville, Ohio. 

She was married, in 1830, to Rev. John Pratt, of Thompson, Conn., 
who was graduated at Brown University in 1827, and is now (1866) 
Professor of Divinity in Granville College, Ohio. 



NATHANIEL GLOVER. 409 

(904) ELIZABETH GRIGGS COREY, second and youngest 
daughter of Elijah and Mary (Leeds) Corey, and granddaughter of 
Jonathan and Patience (Glover) Leeds, was born in Brookline, Nov. 
21, 1809, and now resides at Providence, R. I. 

She was married, in February, 1 830, to Rev. Barnas Sears, who 
was graduated at Brown University in 1825 ; received the degree of 
Doctor of Divinity at Harvard College in 1841; was for a time 
Professor in the Theological Seminary at Newton; subsequently 
was elected and filled the office of President of that Seminary. 
In 1852, was chosen Superintendent of the Public Schools of Massa- 
chusetts; was President of the Board of Education at the same 
time, and was elected to the office of President of Brown Uni- 
versity in 1855, as successor to Rev. Francis Wayland, D.D. 

(906) HANNAH GLOVER, eldest daughter of Alexander and 
Jemima (Tolman) Glover, was born at the ancient Glover homestead, 
Sept. 27, 1794, and resides at South Boston. She was educated at 
the celebrated school of Mrs Saunders and Beach, in Dorchester, and 
was herself a successful teacher of a young ladies' school, and con- 
tinued it until about the time of her marriage. 

She has been twice married. First, to Charles Fiske, of Boston, 
Dec. 3, 1819. They had one son, born in Boston : 

1488. Theodore, b. Sept. 11, 1820; bap. by Rev. T. M, Harris, 

April Y, 1821, and died in New Orleans, Sept. 4, 1847, in 
his 27th year. 

She married, second, Samuel Blake, of South Boston, Nov. 25, 
1830. He was born in Boston, Sept. 13, 1788, was a merchant 
there, settled in South Boston in 1835, and died there, Jan. 17, 1853, 
aged 64 years. They had one son, born in Boston : 

1489. Warren Henry, b. Oct. 17, 1831 ; resides in South Boston. 

(908) ANDREW GLOVER, second son of Alexander and Je- 
mima (Tolman) Glover, was born at the ancient Glover homestead, 
in Dorchester, March 26, 1798, and resides in Dorchester at the 
present time. He has been a merchant, but has retired from busi- 
ness. For many years he owned and occupied the stone store on 
" Glover's Corner," which is now occupied by Deacon Foster. 

He has befen twice married. First, May 15, 1832, to Mary Anne 
Baker Holden, of Dorchester, who died there, June 25, 1833, aged 
36 



410 MEMORIALS AND GENEALOGIES. 

37 years. They had one child, born and died June 22, 1833. He 
married, second, Sarah "Wliite, of Weymouth, Dec. 24, 1836; no 
issue. 

(911) JOHN GLOVER, fourth son of Alexander and Jemima 
(Tolman) Glover, was born at the ancient Glover homestead, Sept. 
28, 1804. In the year 1850 he went to California; has acquired a 
competent estate, and has fixed his homestead residence in Sacra- 
mento City. He visited Dorchester in the summer of 1866, and 
returned to California in November. 

He was married, March 27, 1832, to Abigail Pope, only daughter 
of Edmund and Susannah (Rawson) Pope; lineally descended from 
William, Esq., and Anne (Glover) Rawson, and from John Pope, 2d, 
and Margaret his wife, who settled early in Dorchester. She was 
born there on the ancient Pope homestead estate. May 21, 1810. No 



(912) ALEXANDER GLOVER, fifth son of Alexander and 
Jemima (Tolman) Glover, was born at the ancient Glover homestead, 
in Dorchester, Feb. 28, 1807, and resides on Meeting-house Hill iu 
Dorchester. He is the owner of several estates in that town. 

He was married, June 23, 1832, at Baltimore, Md., to Mary Anne 
Ogle, daughter of William and Sarah Ogle, of Wilmington, N. C. ; 
born there. May 15, 1811. 

Children of Alexander and Mary Anne (Ogle) Glover, born in 
Baltimore and Dorchester : 

1490. William, b. June 23, 1833 ; m. [more. 

1491. Silas Wheelock, b. Aug. 13, 1836; d. Oct. 4, 1839, at Balti- 
+1492. Robert, b. July 25, 1839 ; m. Mary E. Ormond, New York. 

1493. Andrew, b. July 25, 1841 ; d. iu Callao, S. A., Sept., 1865, 

aged 24 years. 

1494. Alexander, b. July 9, 1847. 

149.^ Eh"za Homes, b. April 4, 1850 ; d. May 25, 1853. 
1496. Mary Anne, b. May 25, 1853. 

(915) AMASA STETSON GLOVER, sixth and youngest son 
of Alexander and Jemima (Tolman) Glover, was born at the ancient 
homestead in Dorchester, July 25, 1817. He is a cabinet maker, 
and resiles in Nortii Bridge water. 

He was married, Nov. 29, 1838, to Sophia Packard, daughter of 



NATHANIEL GLOVER. 411 

Packard; of North Bridgewater; born there, May 4, 1818. 

In 1861 he was enrolled as a volunteer in the 33d Regiment, Co. M, 
as a Musician, and served one year. 

Children of Amasa Stetson and Sophia (Packard) Gloyer, born 
in North Bridgewater : 

1497. Sarah Bent, b. Oct. 30, 1839 ; m. 

1498. Amanda Stetson, b. Nov. 12, 1843; m. 

1499. Hannah Blake, b. Sept. 25, 1848; m. 

1500. Walter, b. Sept. 1,1850. 



(916) ELIZABETH LEMMON GLOVER, eldest daughter of 
Oliver and Lydia Barrett (Lewis) Glover, was born on the ancient 
Glover homestead estate, in Dorchester, April 11, 1802, and resides 
at West Farms, Westchester County, N. Y. 

She was married, Jan. 27, 1825, to Willard Felt, son of Benjamin 
and Waitstill (Capen) Felt, of Canton, Mass.; born there. May 7, 
1796, and died at West Farms, N. Y., March 2, 1862, in his 66th year. 

Children of Willard and Elizabeth Lemmon (Glover) Felt: 

10, 1825; m. Maria Louisa Austin, 

20, 1828 ; m. Mary C. Farrar. 

21, 1831 ; m. Maiy Anne Fruin. 
17, 1835; m. Lydia Thayer Wheel- 



(917) MARY L. GLOYER, the second daughter of Oliver 
Esq., and Lydia Barrett (Lewis) Glover, was born at the Dorchester 
homestead, April 24, 1 804, and resides in Roxbury. 

Nov. 11, 1820, she was married to John Pearson. They have had 
seven children. 

Children of John and Mary L. (Glover) Pearson, born in Rox- 
bury : 

1506. Thomas Oliver, b. Dec. 2, 1822 ; m. Celia Belcher. 

m. Edwin Litchfield, 
m. Isaac Nott. 
d. in 1841, ag-ed 19 yrs. 
m. Gorham S. Hendricks, 
resides in Roxbury. 
resides in Roxbury. 



fisoi. 


Willard Lemmon 


b. 


Dec. 


-1502. 


David Wells, 


b. 


May 


-1503. 


George Henry, 


b. 


Sept 


^1504. 


Edwin Mead, 
Wright. 


b. 


Oct. 



1506. 


Mary Elizabeth 


b. 


Nov. 


26, 


1824 


1507. 


Sarah L., 


b. 


Oct. 


15, 


1829 


1508. 


Charles C, 


b. 


March 


1, 


1832 


1509. 


Emily L., 


b. 


Aug. 


20, 


1837 


1510. 


Hannah L., 


b. 


Sept. 


19, 


1840 


1511. 


Lucretia E., 


b 


Dec. 


9, 


1816 



412 MEMORIALS AND GENEALOGIES. 

(918) THOMAS OLIYER GLOVER, eldest son of Oliver and 
Lydia Barrett (Lewis) Glover, was born in Dorchester, on the home- 
stead estate, July 5, 1806; resides in Roxbury; is a commission 
merchant. 

He was married, in 1829, to Elizabeth Burns, of Lubec, Maine; 
born there, Jan. 19, 1807. 

Children of Thomas and Elizabeth (Burns) Glover, born in 
Roxbury : 

-f]512. Joseph Lemmon, b. March 6, 1830; m. Hannah Dill. 

1513. Lydia Elizabeth, b. March 14, 1832; m. 

-{-1514. Oliver, b. May 5, 1835 ; m. Lucretia Chadbourne. 

1515. George Henry, b. July 5, 1837 ; m. 

1516. Emeline Fuller, b. Dec. 29, 1839. 

1517. Adalaide, b. May 13, 1842. 

1518. Harrison, b. Sept. 11, 1848. 

1519. Sarah Anne Hunt, b. Jan. 2,1847. 

1520. Lucy Maria, b. Sept. 4, 1849. 

(919) GEORGE GLOVER, second son of Oliver and Lydia 
Barrett (Lewis) Glover, was born on the homestead estate, in Dor- 
chester, May 29, 1808, and resides on the Upper Road in that town ; 
has lived in Rome, N. Y. 

He was married, Feb. 25, 1826, to Emily Lyon, daughter of 
Samuel Lyon, Esq., of Dorchester. 

Children of George and Emily (Lyon) Glover, born in Dorchester 
and Rome, N. Y. : 

-1-1521. George, b. Sept. 4, 1837 ; m. Margaret A. Gould. 

1522. Rebecca Jones, b. May 17, 1842; resides with her parents. 

(921) LUCRETIA GLOVER, fourth daughter of Oliver and 
Lydia Barrett (Lewis) Glover, was born in Dorchester, on the 
ancient homestead estate, Dec. 20, 1814, and resides in Rome, N. Y. j 

She was married, Jan. 21, 1834, by the Rev. Benjamin Whittemore, ^ 
to John Whittemore, of Peterborough, N. H. 

Children of John and Lucretia (Glover) Whittemore, born in 
Rome, N. Y. : i 

1523. Edward Oliver, b. March 6, 1835; d. Sept. 21, 1835. 

1524. Mary Lodge, b. Jan. 13, 1837. 



NATHANIEL GLOVER. 413 

1625. Seraphine, b. Nov. 18, 1839; d. Feb. 13, 1840. 

1526. Henry, b. Jan. 4, 1841 ; d Jan. 28, 1841. 

1527. Annette Madeline, b. Jan. 21, 1842; d. May 13, 1844. 

1528. Willard Felt, b. Jan. 1, 1844. 

1529. Charlotte, b. May 23, 1851. 

1530. Joseph Phinney, b. July 31,1854. 

(926) THOMAS MAY LEWIS, the third and youngest son of 
Capt. Joseph and Abigail (Glover) Lewis, was born in Dorchester, 
July 22, 1810. He is a merchant, residing in the City of New York. 

In 1 842, he was married to Mary Harris, of that city. They have 
had two children : 

1531. John Saxton ; d. in New York in 1859. 

1532. Caroline. 

(928) HENRY GLOAHER, eldest son of James and Jane (Beale) 
Glover, was born on the Glover homestead estate in Dorchester, Sept. 
7, 1808 ; has resided in Cincinnati, Ohio, and was at one time exten- 
sively engaged in the flour business. Resides now (1866) in St. 
Louis, Mo. ; was a member of the Old Guard which was organized 
there for the defence of the city in 1861. 

He was married, Nov. 24, 1 8.33, to Susan Dana Flintham, daughter 
of William and Mary (Bradford) Flintham, of Philadelphia, Penn. ; 
born there in 1811. 

Children of Henry and Susan Dana (Flintham) Glover, born 
in Cincinnati and Columbus, Oliio : 

1533. Eliza Lee, b. in Cincinnati. 
1531. Henry, b. in Cincinnati. 

1535. Jennie Beale, b. in Columbus. 

1536. William Flintham, b. in Columbus. 

(930) JAMES GLOVER, Jr., second son of James and Jane 
(Beale) Glover, was born on the ancient homestead estate in Dor- 
chester, Feb. 19, 1813; resides in Dorchester, on Humphrey street. 

He was married, March 15, 1835, to Lydia Elizabeth Holden, 
daughter of John and Rhoda (Sumner) Holden, of Dorchester. 

Children of James, Jr., and Lydia Elizabeth (Holden) Glover: 

-}-153T. Albert Holden, b. Dec. 31, 1835. 

1538. James, b. in 1837. 

1539. Gustavus, b. in 1839. 

1540. Louisa, b. in 1840. 

36* 



414 MEMORIALS AND GENEALOGIES. 

(931) JOSEPH BE ALE GLOVER, tbird son of James and 
Jane (Beale) Glover, was born on the Glover homestead estate, May 
5, 1815. He is an industrious and enterprising Boston merchant, in 
which business he has been actively engaged for the last twenty-five 
years. 

(932) ALBERT GLOVER, the fourth son of James and Jane 
(Beale) Glover, was born in Boston, May 14, 1817. He was edu- 
cated to mercantile pursuits, and was for many years actively 
engaged as a merchant in Boston ; has recently retired from business. 

(934) MARGARET PRESTON HOWE GLOVER, eldest 
daughter of Edward and Hannah (Howe) Glover, was born in 
Dorchester, March 13, 1789, and died at Windsor, Vt., Sept. 20, 
1830, aged 41 years. 

She was twice married. First, January 1, 1807, to Lemuel Bab- 
cock, of Milton. They removed to Walpole, N. H., and lived there 
till 1817. He then went South, and was never again heard from. 
They had five children, born in Walpole. She was married, second, 
Jan. 15, 1828, to Alvah Houghton. 

Children of Lemuel and Margaret Preston Howe (Glover) 
Babcock, born in Walpole, N. H. : 

1541. Margaret Preston, b. Jan 1, 1808 ; died in Langdon, N. H., 

June 30, 1823. 

1542. Lemuel Ebenezer, b. June 1, 1809; lives in Ottawa, Canada. 

1543. Edward Glover, b. March 10, 1812. 

1544. Hannah Howe, b. Feb. 5, 1814. 

1545. Emily Field, b. Feb. 18, 1817 ; ra. Dr. Ira Prouty, of Lang- 

don, in 1838, and died there Oct. 25, 1849, aged 32 years, 
leaving one child, a daughter, who lives with her father in 
Ogdensburg, N. Y. 

By second husband, Alvah Houghton : 

1546. George Alvah, b. Nov. 16, 1828 ; residence unknown. 

1547. Margaret A., b. July 29, 1830 ; d. Sept. 17, 1830. 

(935) LYDIA GLOVER, second daughter of Edward and 
Hannah (Howe) Glover, was born in Dorchester, Dec. 17, 1790, and 
died in the City of Rochester, N. Y., May 23, 1865. 

She was married. May 23, 1808, to Joseph Field, Esq., of Dor- 



NATHANIEL GLOVEE. 415 

cliester; removed to Walpole, N. H., in 1811 ; removed to Rochester; 
in 1827. Tiiey have had five children: 

1548. Lydia Emily, d. young, in Walpole, 
-{-1549. Eliza Anne, m. Rev. Dr. Stanton, of Pottsdam, N. Y. 
-{-1550. Eraeline, m. Charles Cobb, of Buffalo. 

4-1551. Caroline, b. in 1818 ; m. Alfred Ely, of Rochester. 
-|-1552. Almira, m. Leviris P. Beers, of New York. 

(936) EDWARD GLOVER, eldest son of Edward and Hannah 
(Howe) Glover, was born in Dorchester, Oct. 19, 1793; resides in 
Alstead, N. H., owns a farm there, and is engaged in agricultural 
pursuits. 

He has been twice married. First, to Polly Blake, Jan. 28, 1813, 
who died in May, 1836, leaving five children; second, Nov. 28, 1836, 
to Sarah E. Studley. They had two daughters. 

Children of Edward and Polly (Blake) Glover, born in Alstead, 
N. H.: 

1553. Charles Edward, b. March 1, 1814; d. Aug. 12, 1814. 

1554. Mary Anne Ely, b. Nov. 2, 1815; m. Lyman Chandler. 

1555. Ansel Edward, b. May 1, 1819 ; m. Annah Willard. 

1556. Margaret Babcock, b. Feb. 11,1823; m. Ira Slade ; d. at 

Detroit, Michigan, May 22, 1855. 
155^ Charles Baker, b. June 22, 1825. 

By second wife, Sarah E. Studley : 

1558. Julia Anne Sophia, b. April 23, 1838; d. Oct. 4, 1838. 

1559. Sarah Elizabeth, b. March 4, 1841. 

(938) ANSEL GLOVER, third son of Edward and Hannah 
(Howe) Glover, was born in Dorchester, March 12, 1799, and resides 
at Alstead, N. H. 

He was married, Feb. 10, 1824, to Nancy Elwell, of Alstead, 
N. H., daughter of Benjamin and Betsey (Kendall) Elwell. Her 
father was born at Cape Ann, April 26, 1768 ; her mother was born 
at Fitzwilliam, N. H, Jan. 31, 1774: they were married in 1794, 
and died within seven hours of each other, of influenza, in Alstead, 
March 18, 1855, having lived together over 60 years, and were 
buried in the same grave. Ansell, by wife Nancy Elwell, had : 

1560. George Ansel, b. Aug. 28, 1827 ; died in infancy. 



41$ MEMORIALS AND GENEALOGIES. 

(939) CHARLES GLOVER, fourth son of Edward and Hannah 
(Howe) Glover, was born in Dorchester, Sept. 23, 1802; resides in 
the City of Rochester, N. Y. At the age of seven years he removed, 
with his parents, to Walpole, N. H. ; removed again, the next spring, 
to Alstead, N. H., and lived there until 1817. He then removed 
with them to Langdon, N. H., and remained there until 1827, ten 
years, and in 1827 removed to his present residence in Rochester. 

He was married. May 26, 1825, to Maria Frink, of Walpole, N. 
H. They have had two children : 

1561. George Anson, b. June 24, 1833 ; m. Lizzie W. Stewart, Oct. 

7, 1856. 

1562. Edward Augustus, b. Jan. 19, 1837. 

(940) LEWIS CLAPP, eldest son of Nathaniel and Hannah 
(Glover) Clapp, was born in Dorchester, Aug. 17, 1792, and died 
there, Jan. 18, 1854, aged 62 years. 

He was married, May 7, 1835, to Lucy Humphreys Clapp, second 
daughter of Stephen and Hannah White (Humphreys) Clapp, of 
Dorchester, born there in 1812. They had six children, born in 
Dorchester, as follows : 

1563. Lydia. 

1564. Fanny. 

1565. Cornelia. 

1566. Clara Humphreys. 

1567. Antoinette. 

1568. Lucy. 

(947) MARY GLOVER HEARSEY, daughter of Bela and 
Mary (Glover) Hearsey, was born in Dorchester in 1795, and resides 
there at the present time (1866). 

She was married, May 19, 1823, to Samuel Coolidge Bird, of 
Dorchester. He died there in 1860. No children reported. 

(948) LEWIS GLOVER HEARSEY, second son of Bela and 
Mary (Glover) Hearsey, was born in Dorchester in 1798, and died 
there in November, 1855, aged 57 years. 

He was married, Nov. 20, 1823, to Hannah Studley Harris Bryant, 
of Dorchester. He kept a store in Dorchester, near Meeting-house 
Hill. They had two children : 

1569. Lewis Glover, b. Sept. 22, 1824 ; d. Jan. 11, 1825. 

1570. Hannah Frances, b. May 11, 1826. 



NATHANIEL GLOVER. 417 

(954) LEWIS GLOVER, eldest son of Capt. Lewis and Nancy 
(Brazer) Glover, was born in Boston, in 1802, and died at Berrys- 
ville, Clarke County, Virginia, Oct. 6, 1839, aged 37 years. He was 
graduated at Harvard University in 1 832 ; studied law ; went to 
Virginia and commenced the practice of his profession at Berrysville. 

He was married there, in 1834, to Elizabeth Elliott Kearney, of 
Berrysville, and had three children : 

1511. Catharine Kearney, b. in 1834. 

1572. John. 

1573. Kirkland. 

(955) JOHN BRAZER GLOVER, second son of Capt. Lewis 
and Nancy (Brazer) Glover, was born in Boston, and died in the 
harbor of San Francisco, California, in November, 1849. He was a 
merchant, and traded in Boston for several years ; subsequently he 
went to New Bedford and was engaged in commercial pursuits ; 
thence to California, where he died before commencing business. 

He was twice married. First, Sept. 20, 1827, to Charlotte Eliza- 
beth Lyon, eldest daughter of Benjamin and Eliza (Babcock) Lyon, 
of Dorchester; born there, Nov. 1, 1805, and died Dec. 7, 1832, 
aged 27 years. He was married, second, to Caroline Lincoln, daugh- 
ter of Gen. Lincoln, of New Bedford, who was married a second 
time, in 1861, to William C. Whittredge, Esq., of New Bedford. 
She is still living, and residing there. 

Children of John Brazer and Charlotte Elizabeth (Lyon) 
Glover, born in Boston : 

1574. Lewis, b. in 1830 ; d. at San Francisco in 1852, aged 22 yrs. 

1575. John Brazer, b. in Nov., 1832; d. in 1853, in New York City. 

(965) HANNAH W. HE ARSE Y, sixth daughter of Zerubbabel 
and Elizabeth (Glover) Hearsey, was born in Roxbury, and is at 
present living in Gloucester, Mass. 

She was married, Dec. 23, 1842, to Frederick Thayer, of Glou- 
cester. No children reported. 

(966) ELIZABETH HEARSEY, seventh daughter of Zerubba- 
bel and Elizabeth (Glover) Hearsey, was born in Roxbury, and lives 
now in East Abington. 



418 MEMORIALS AND GENEALOGIES. 

She was married to Samuel Hatch, of Abington. One child re- 
ported : 

1576. Samuel. 

(969) JOHN HOWE, eldest son of John and Martha (Bird) 
Howe, and grandson of the Hon. John and Rachael (Glover) Howe, 
was born in Brookline, March 14, 1792; baptized March 25, 1792. 

He was twice married. First, Dec. 10, 1818, to Hannah Williams 
Heath, of Brookline ; second, March 9, 1842, to Louisa Goddard, 
born in England. Joined the Congregational Church in Brookline, 
Sept. 3, 1 847, from the South Congregational Church in Boston. No 
children reported by first marriage. 

By wife Louisa Goddard : 

1577. Annie Louisa, b. April 1, and baptized Sept. 12, 1843, by Rev. 

Dr. Pierce. 

(975) JOHN HOWE ROBINSON, youngest son of Major 
Edward and Rachael (Howe) Robinson, and grandson of the Hon. 
John and Rachael (Glover) Howe, was born in Dorchester, Nov. 21, 
1809. He is now living in Adams street, Dorchester. He succeeded 
to the homestead estate of his father, and occupies the mansion 
house formerly possessed by him ; he is extensively engaged in agri- 
cultural pursuits. 

He was married, May 14, 1835, to Elizabeth Clapp, fourth daugh- 
ter of Deacon Ebenezer and Eunice (Pierce) Clapp; born in Dor- 
chester, July 14, 1814. They have had eight children, as follows: 



1578. 


Ellen Elizabeth, 


b. April 


6, 


1 836 ; 


d. 




1579. 


Mary Caroline, 


b. Sept. 


26, 


1838. 






1580. 


John Howe, 


b. Dec. 


19, 


1840. 






1581. 


Edward Francis, 


b. May 


11, 


1843; 


d. 


Oct. 17, 1844 


1582. 


Emma Frances, 


b. Jan. 


11, 


1846; 


d. 


Oct. 6, 1847 


1583. 


Lucy Ann, 


b. March 


5, 


1848. 






1584. 


Emily Pierce, 


b. Aug. 


20, 


1850. 






1585. 


Isabella Howe, 


b. Sept. 


2 


1854. 







(976) THEODORE LYMAN HOWE, eldest son of Joseph 
and Lucy (Hunt) Howe, and grandson of the Hon. John and Rachael 
(Glover) Howe, was born in Dorchester, Oct. 9, 1815, and resides 
at the corner of Park Street and Dorchester Avenue. He is a mer- 
chant, and transacts business in Boston. 



NATHANIEL GLOVER. 419 

He married Louisa Field, of Dorchester. No children reported. 

(979) ELIZABETH HOWE, eldest daughter of Joseph and 
Lucy (Hunt) Howe, and granddaughter of the Hon. John and 
Rachael (Glover) Howe, was born in Dorchester, June 18, 1819. 
Resides in Cambridge. 

She was married, Dec. 19, 1844, to Lyman Willard, son of Lyman 

and Willard, of Cambridge; born there in 1816, and died 

May 11, 1860, aged 50 years. They had one child : 

1586. George Willard, b. in 1846 ; drowned in Fresh Pond, Aug. 1, 

1858. 

(996) SAMUEL STILLMAN PIERCE, third son of Daniel 
and Lydia (Davenport) Pierce, and grandson of Jonathan and Mary 
(Glover) Pierce, was born in Dorchester, March 27, 1807. He is a 
grocer, and resides in Boston. 

He was married, Feb. 17, 1836, to Ellen Maria T. Wallis, daugh- 
ter of Mordecai L. and Ellen B. Wallis, of Boston ; born there, Feb. 
22, 1812. They have had five children : 

1587. Charles Hudson, b. Jan. 3, 1837 ; d. Sept. 10, 1837. 

1588. Mary E., b. Nov. 20, 1838. 

1589. Samuel Stillman, b. Nov. 7, 1840. 
1580. H. Maria, b. Aug. 27, 1842. 
1591. Harriet E., b. Oct. 13, 1848. 

(1010) SUSAN MASSON, only daughter and child of Mammy 
and Sarah (Farrington) Masson, granddaughter of Capt. Joseph and 
Susannah (Pope) Farrington, and great-granddaughter of Lazarus 
and Susannah (Glover) Pope, was born in Boston, Nov. 8, 1795 j 
resides at Newtonville. 

She was married. May 12, 1816, to John Andrews, Esq., of Boston. 
They have had four cliildren : 

: 1592. Peter St. Medard, b. Feb. 28, 1819. 

1593. Sarah Ebzabeth, b. Feb. 23, 1821. 

1594. Charles Joseph, b. Nov. 23,1830. 

1595. Daniel Webster, b. Aug. 13, 1835. 

(1028) HENRY WARD WELL, eldest son of Benjamin and 
Elizabeth (Manchester) Wardwcll, and grandson of Benjamin, Esq., 
and Catharine (Glover) Wardwcll, was born in Bristol, R. I., March 
17, 1808, and (1866) resides there. 



420 MEMORIALS AND GENEALOGIES. 

He was married, May 11, 1835, by Rev. J. Hascall, to Sarah L, 
Lindsay, of Bristol. They have had eight children, born there, as 
follows : 

1596. Benjamin, b. May 16,1836; d. same day. 

1597. Sophia Lindsay, b. May 3, 1838. 

1598. Anna Elizabeth, b. Aug. 9, 1840. 

1599. Sarah Frances, b. Jan. 25, 1843. 

1600. Harriet Parker, ,b. July 4, 1845. 

1601. Isabella Maine, b. Jan. 12, 1848. 

1602. Henry Adam, b. Aug. 26, 1850; d. Feb. 18, 1853. 

1603. Henry Irenias, b. July 15, 1853. 

(1029) BENJAMIN WARD WELL, the second son of Benjamin 

and Elizabeth (Manchester) Wardwell, and grandson of Benjamin, 
Esq., and Catharine (Glover) Wardwell, was born in Bristol, R. L, 
Aug. 9, 1809 ; resides in Bristol. 

He was married, Feb. 2, 1836, to Eliza Cook, of Fall River- 
They have had three children : 

1604. A son, b. Jan. 1, 183T ; died same day. 

1605. George Henry, b. June 11, 1838 ; d. August, 1839. 

1606. Ellen Cook, b. Dec, 1840. 

(1033) JEREMIAH M. WARDWELL, the fifth son of Benja- 
min and Elizabeth (Manchester) Wardwell, and grandson of Benja- 
min, Esq., and Catharine (Glover) Wardwell, was born in Bristol, 
Dec. 7, 1813, and resides there at the present time (1866). 

He has been twice married. First, June 19, 1844, to Mary Jane 
Sturgis, daughter of Lathrop L. Sturgis, of New York City. She 
died Oct. 3, 1860. He was married, second, Nov. 18, 1865, to Mrs. 
Eliza B. Ingraham, daughter of William Fellowes, Esq., of Staten 
Island, N. Y. 

By the first marriage there were six children, as follows : 

1601. William Henry, b. March 29, 1846. 

1608. Theodore Sturgis, b. June 13, 1848. 

1609. Richard Patrick, b. April 11, 1852. 

1610. Mary Sturgis, b. April 16, 1855 ; d. July 22, 1855. 

1611. Helen, b. Sept. 6, 185t. 

1612. Jane Elizabeth, b. Aug. 17, 1859. 

(1040) ELIZABETH M. WARDWELL, seventh daughter and 
youngest child of Benjamin and Elizabeth (Manchester) Wardwell, 
and granddaughter of Benjamin, Esq., and Catharine (Glover) Ward- 



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well, was born in Bristol, R. I., Nov. 6, 1827, and resides at Ma- 
tanzas, Cuba. 

She was married, Sept. 27, 1853, to Ramon Guiteras, of that 
place. They have had two children, born there, as follows : 

1613. Gertrude Elizabeth, b. March 2, 1855. 

1614. Eamon Benjamin, b. Aug. 17, 1858. 

(1042) MARIA MAY, the eldest daughter of Joseph Glover 
and Harriet (Bird) May, and granddaughter of William and Mar- 
garet (Glover) May, was born in Roxbury, April 13, 1816, and now 
resides at Melrose. 

She has been twice married. In 1842, she was married to James 
Green ; he died soon, and she married, second, Henry S. Bird, of 
Dorchester, Nov. 12, 1858. By James Green shehad^one daughter: 

1615. Margaret 

(1043) HENRY BURBECK MAY, eldest son of Joseph Glover 
and Harriet (Bird) May, and grandson of William and Margaret 
(Glover) May, was born in Roxbury, Aug. 18, 1818, and died at 
Marysville, California, July 20, 1859, in his 41st year. He kept a 
shoe store in Boston. In March, 1849, he went to California; 
studied medicine, and was employed as a physician there, until his 
decease. 

April 8, 1850, he was married to Susan Simmons, of Hingham. 
They had three children, born in California, as follows : 

1616. Henry, b. Jan., 1851 ; d. the same year. 

1617. Harriet Elizabeth, b. Sept., 1853. 

1618. Henry, b. Aug. 6, 1856. 

The widow of Henry B. May returned to Boston, and resides in 
Hingham with her mother. 

(1044) WILLIAM BIRD MAY, the second son of Joseph 
Glover and Harriet (Bird) May, and grandson of William and Mar- 
garet (Glover) May, was born in Roxbury, Nov. 16, 1819, and 
resides in St. James street, Roxbury. He is a broker, and transacts 
business in Boston. 

He was married, April 7, 1 842, to Susan Johnson Warren, daugh- 
ter of Josiah and Submit (Neale) Warren, of Brookficld, N. H. ; 
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422 MEMORIALS AND GENEALOGIES. 

born there, April 27, 1822. .Tliey Lave liacl four children, born in 
Roxbury, as follows : 

1619. Sarah Ellen, b. Aug. 5, 1843. 

1620. William Bird, b. Feb. 14, 1846 ; d. Dec. 12, 1848. 

1621. Anna Odlin, b. Sept. 30, 1849. 

1622. George Warren, b. Aug. 24, 1851. 

(1045) JOHN GLOVER MAY, the third son of Joseph Glover 
and Harriet (Bird) May, and grandson of William and Margaret 
(Glover) May, was born in Roxbury, Feb. 2, 1821, and resides in 
Clayton, Adams County, Illinois. 

, He was married in January, 1848, to Syrelda Lowler, of , 

Virginia. They have had four children, born in Clayton, Illinois, as 
follows : 

1623. Henry, b. January, 1849. 

1624. Harriet, b. September, 1851. 

1625. Anna, b. September, 1853. 

1626. William, b. August 8, 1855. 

1627. John, b. August 5, 1860. 

(1046) MARGARET GLOVER MAY, the second daughter of 
Joseph Glover and Harriet (Bird) May, and granddaughter of Wil- 
liam and Margaret (Glover) May, was born in Roxbury, Jan. 31, 
1824, and resides at St. Joseph's, Emmetsburg, Maryland. She was 
educated in Boston by the Sisters of Charity, until she had passed 
her sixteenth year ,• she then went to Emmetsburg, and was in the 
Academy of St. Joseph's one year, and in the year 1841 became, 
from choice, one of the Sisters of Charity belonging to that institu- 
tion. She makes occasional visits to her relatives in Roxbury — the 
last one in 1862, and returned soon to attend to her duties at St. 
Joseph's. 

(1047) SAMUEL JOSEPH MAY, fourth son of Joseph Glover 
and Harriet (Bird) May, and grandson of William and Margaret 
(Glover) May, was born in Roxbury, Dec. 4, 1827, and died in Sacra- 
mento City, California, Dec. 29, 1859. He went to California in 
1849; came to Boston in 1851, and was married to Caroline E. 
Davis, of Boston. He returned to California the same year, and 
settled in Sacramento City. They had one child born to them there : 

1628. Caroline, b. in 1853. 



NATHANIEL GLOVER. 423 

The widow of Samuel Joseph May has returned to Boston, and 
resides there with her parents. 

(1059) WILLIAM HENRY GLOVER, the second son of John 
and Margaret N. (Field) Glover, was born in Braintree, April 25, 
1829, and resides there at the present time (1866). 

He Avas married, Sept. 9, 1851, to Elvira Rideout. They have 
had three children : 

1629. Eh'zabeth Blanchard, b. January, 1853. 

1630. William Stanley, b. in 1855. 
163L Walter Seymour, b. in 1857. 

(1060) JOHN GLOYER, Jr., the third son of John and Mar- 
garet N. (Field) Glover, was born in Braintree, March 8, 1832; 
resides in Quincy. 

He was married, Sept. 8, 1861, to Laura Beard. They have 
children, not reported. 

He was enrolled in the 60th Regiment, Co. B, July 16, 1864, for 
100 days; mustered out Nov. 30, 1864. 

(1061) JOSEPH MEARS GLOYER, fourth son of John and 
Margaret N. (Field) Glover, was born in Braintree, April 11, 1834, 
and resides there at the present time. 

He was married, Jan. 3, 1861, to Frances A. Dodge, of Quincy. 
They have had children, not reported. 

He was enrolled, for the United States service, in the 60th Regi- 
ment, Co. B, for 100 days, July 16, 1864; mustered out Nov. 30, 
1864. 

(1063) SAMUEL CURTIS GLOYER, eldest son of Noah A. 
and Elizabeth (Reals) Glover, was born in Quincy, July 6, 1842. 

He was enrolled in the United States service, 9th Battery, Heavy 
Artillery, Aug. 1, 1862, for three years, in the Maiden quota. Mus- 
tered out June 6, 1865, returned to Quincy, and resides there (1866). 

(1072) JOHN FRANCIS GARAUX GLOYER, eldest son of 
John Bass and Margaretta F. G. (Reed) Glover, was born in Quincy, 
March 7, 1831, and now resides there. He is a boot manufacturer. 

He was married, IMarcli 30, 1856, to Laura Jane Hunt, of Quincy. 
They have had two children : 



424 MEMORIALS AND GENEALOGIES. 

1632. William Francis Adams, b. Nov. 31, 1856. 

1633. Elizabeth Justina, b. Nov. 8, 1858 ; d. July 28, 1865, aged 1. 

(1075) NATHANIEL EBENEZER GLOYER, fourth son of 
John Bass and Margaretta F, G. (Reed) Glover, was born iiiQuiucy, 
Feb. 20, 1836 ; resides there in 1866. 

He was married, July 27, 1859, to Elizabeth Albena Packard. 
fie was enrolled in the 4th Regiment, Co. H, April 22, 1861 ; served 
three months, and was mustered out July 22, 1861. They have had 
one child : 

1634. Minnie Lizzie, b. April 24, 1860. 

(1124) ELIZA TRASK BIRD, eldest daughter of Samuel and 
Betsey (Trask) Bird, and granddaughter of Samuel and Elizabeth 
(Glover) Bird, was born in Boston, Feb. 1, 1799, and died there, 
Feb. 10, 1851, aged 52 years. 

She was married, in 1820, to Nathaniel Frothingham, son of Na- 
thaniel Frothingham, of Boston ; born there in 1797, and died in 
Boston, June 24, 1852, aged 54 years. They had three children^ 
born in Boston : 

1635. Caroline Eliza T., b. Dec., 1822 ; m. William B. Fowle, Jr., 

of Boston. 

1636. Eliza, died in infancy. 

1637. Nathaniel, m. ; is a merchant in Boston. 

(1127) JOHN TAYLOR, eldest son of John and Elizabeth 
(Bird) Taylor, and grandson of Samuel and Elizabeth (Glover) Bird, 
was born in Boston, Jan. 16, 1801 ; resides in Stoughton. 

He was married, in 1826, to Maria Sumner, daughter of Ebenezer 
Billings and Sarah (Swan) Sumner; born in 1808, and died in 1860. 
They have had three children : 

1638. John Henry, b. Jan., 1830 ; m. Azubah Drake, of Stoug-bton. 

1639. Lewis Sumner, b. Feb. 12, 1835. 

1640. Ebenezer Sumner, b. in 1840, in Easton ; d. there in 1842. 

(1130) SAMUEL BIRD TAYLOR, the third and youngest son 
of John and Elizabeth (Bird) Taylor, and grandson of Samuel and 
Elizabeth (Glover) Bird, was born in Boston, Oct. 20, 1806; resides 
in Stoughton. 

He was married, April 3, 1831, by Rev. Dr. Park, of Stoughton, 



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to Mary Shcpard, daughter of Joha and Sliepard, of Canton ; 

born there, May 9, 1807. They have had ten children: 

1641. Eliza, b. Oct. 20, 1831 ; d. Dec. 30, 1831. 

1642. Mary, b. July 10, 1833 ; m. Franklin French, of Easton. 

1643. Elizabeth, b. Feb. 25, 1836 ; m. Hall, N. Bridgewater. 

1644. Charles, b. Feb. 5,1838; served 8 mos. from April 16, 

1861, also from Sept. IT, 1862, to Aug. 28, 1863, in 4th 
Reg. M. V. M. ; and in 14th Mass. Light Battery, from 
Feb. 12, 1864 — killed in action before Petersburg, Va., 
Aug. 21, 1864. 

1645. Henry, b. Jan. 18, 1840 ; served 3 mos. from April 16, 1861, 

also from Sept. IT, 1862, to Aug. 28, 1863, in 4th Reg. M. 
V. M. 

1646. Samuel J. B., b. Aug. 21, 1842; enrolled in 4th Reg. M. V. 

M,, Sept. 16, 1862 ; died in the hospital in New Orleans, 
Aug. 15, 1863. 

1647. Ansel Capen, b. May 18, 1845. 

1648. Edward, b. Oct. 3, 1846. 

1649. Rebekah Bird, b. Nov. 15, 1849; d. Feb. 15, 1852. 

1650. George Shepard, b. April 9, 1851 ; d. March 21, 1852. 

(1134) ELIZABETH BIRD, the eldest daughter of Jenner and 
Elizabeth (Cook) Bird, and granddaughter of Samuel and Elizabeth 
(Glover) Bird, was born in Brighton, Nov. 21, 1819, and resides 
there. 

She was married, in 1838, to Moses Sanderson. They have had 
two children : 

1651. Mary E., b. January, 1840 ; m. Edward Marstens. 

1652. Anna, b. February, 1845; m. George Lamson, 

Moses Sanderson died soon after the birth of the last child, and 
she was married a second time, in 1850, to Samuel Dcering, of Bath, 
Me. They have had one son : 

1653. Charles, b. Jan. 14, 1852. 

(1136) MARY FISKE BIRD, the second daughter of Jenner 
and Elizabeth (Cook) Bird, and granddaughter of Samuel and Eliza- 
beth (Glover) Bird, was born in